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r THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1918. The Omaha Bee DAILY (MORNING) EVENINGSUNDAY FOUNDED BY EDWAKD ROSE WATER - VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR Tfl BEE PUBUSHINO COM PANT. PROPRIETOR MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tht AnociaM) Piw at nirti Th He it nan tier. uoluam; eatiUed U (a use fur publicttloo of til im diiuatcbet cradllad lo II at aoc etlwntlM credited la tins paper, tod also Uw local umt pobUshed txrrin. 411 rights of vublicalloa of out special dispatches are alas neemd. OFFICESs ' Chicago Ptople'a Oil Balldiea, Oaiah Tbs b Rld(. K lark tM flfta An. Boun Onihi Ul N 81 at. Leuie-Nw B's of Conmane, Uouarll Blurfs-lt N. Main St WMhlOftoft 1111 O 8k Uneoia Utm Building. OCTOBER CIRCULATION Daily 68,570 Sunday 60,405 Ararat circulation for tt nontli subscribed and sworn to bj K. B. Baaan. Clrculatloo Manager. Subscriber leaving tb city ahould have Tha Bm malted to then Addraaa chant to) olttn requested. rWE BFE'S SERVICE FLAG ! 1 HlilililiiiiiiPiiiiiiiriillll Eon voyage, Mr. President, and good luck. ; ' Mac ten sen is said to have stripped Rou mania ai completely as Bissing did Belgium. Tbat'is what he went there to do. ' Mrs. Wilson proposes to visit the graves of Eitf ight,, Gresham and Hay while in France. These should be a shrine for all Americans for all time. Whatever else happens to it, the peace con ference will not suffer for lack of press correspondents. It's a cinch a commission, plan of county government would be at least as efficient and no more expensive than our pVesent county board bunch. . , If there is anything in omer.s, it ought to be in favor of the trip made by the president of the United States in a vessel named for the first president, and taken from the last of the kaisers. One cannot help recalling that the first thing the democrats did when they got control of the house under President Taft was to cut the naval program in half. -If India is facing famine danger, there can be no prospect of India, wheat supplying the demand that otherwise must be met by the American farmer. Stick a pin there. How about municipal home rule? Our peo pie certainly should have the same right to make their own charter here in Omaha that Lin- coin folks have to make their own charter. . Selling the wooden ships to private owners to determine if they are of commercial value is one way of finding out. And the probabilities are somebody will get a real bargain in the deal. Now watch the democrats try to drive all their political legislation through the remaining short season of this congress to get away from the, republican majorities entrusted at the elec tion with the control of the next congress. nl . I J i A Tl'-U. . wine orunance ucuai uiicm ui vv asiiiiiKiuu cotnp'laWd a little while ago fhat Pershing was wasting shells by firing too many in battle. That bureau evidently clung to the idea that he could vin the war by talking. - A naval airplane carrying fifty men and cruising at a speed of 80 miles per hour is One of the triumphs of Yankee aviation. If the war had held out long enough, we might have" handed Fritr several surprises. - Vhy wouldn't the railroad owners be willing to unload on the government at war-time valu-. at ions? And which of the security holders would not prefer a certificate from Uncle Sam to any ever issued by a private corporation? ' NewYork is having i rather turbulent time because irresponsible "red " and equally irre sponsible boys, but recently liberated from army or navy discipline cannot control, themselves. Each of these groups will yet learn that liberty is not license. , General Leonard Wood comes out of the af fair as strongly as ever in favor of universal military training. Had he been listened to sev eral years ago, our share in the war might have been different. At any rate, we would have been ready when called on to come irf. . ..'Albert's entry into Liege ought to give. Wil helm another shock." It was there the German machine received the setback that eventually led to its overflow. Also, so long as history is writ ten and read the tale of Liege, Louvain and the Lusitania will stand to haunt the German con science. - v , Now that for all practical purposes the war is over, perhaps Postmaster General Burleson may find time to relieve business a bit by tuning up bis mail transmission and delivery to a little higher pitch Of efficiency. , It can be done, how everf without hiring more men ' to handle the increased business. Official Recipe for Peace "If there are quarrels and tears, play some thing pretty on the piano and think the word ljirmony," advises a government bulletin which aims to establish amity between parents and tad little boys. The case is recounted of a motrrer wno, airecuysne ncara me nrsi nowi, rushed to the piano and sang gently over and over, in soft contralto, the word Peace, where upon her children we quote from the 'Official document "easily yielded," There are , unfor tunately parents whose singing voices lack the melting sweetness required, and these are ad- " vised to have someone come in at twilight and , sing with the squirming heirs and heiresses, the words of the sang being "constructive." If these wonders can be worked Vith children, . why jtiight not an unsympathetic dentist be made tender if the patient should sing "Pale lianas 1,1-Over J janitor wno naa prema- . tnr1v mirlltd the furnace could lvricallv in-J rorm his angry tenants, "The spring, the spring has come again I" Or in the cold autumn he might answer, "Forgotten you? Well, if for- getting" Indutiably a gentleman seeking his house door in the dark night set himself right by crooning. "I want no stars in heaven, to1 guide me." Perhaps the cats that make Roman : arenas of many a back yard would "yield" to Oh Silent Night " determinedly rendered. Any-war- the bulletin pleads, "Pass th:s on." and one can bat do his best. New York Post , MR. WILSON TO THE CONGRESS. N Parting injunctions and advice, as delivered by the president in his address to the congress, are not so numerous nor so weighty as had been anticipated. Aside from an endorsement of, the big navy program, a suggestion that some means be found for continuing control of ex ports, and that the return of, the railroads to private ownership be considered, the' executive had little to offer. Of his own purpose in going abroad he said he sought only to make certain that American soldiers have not died in vain. This may be interpreted in several ways, but will very probably be accepted as referring tb the fourteen points and the subsequent utter ances supposed to contain our purpose in the war. That, of course, was understood. On domestic affairs the president touched very lightly. His reference to the revenue merely amounts to a repetition of what Mr. McAdoo had already said. On the railroad question a glimmer of light may be had in the statement that the president is not willing that the properties be returned to their owners un der conditions that pertained prior to their seiz ure a year ago. How this will be construed may be determined if congress undertakes to carry out his expressed wish that it find some plan for accomplishing the transfer. To the nation he gives words of highest praise for all who have helped in the war. In this he will be joined without demur. For the women he asks that the suffrage be extended to them. Whether his request in this respect will be more effective than when he. urged it as a war measure a few weeks ago is not clear. In general the address lacks something of the incisive quality that hitherto has character ized his communications to congress. He out lines neither plan nor policy, save as sugges tions subject to congressional action. This sign of recognition of the body as a responsible part of the government is too noticeable a departure from his recent attitude to go withoucomment. It may be accepted as looking forward to the next session, when laws will be passed because they are agreed upon and not because they emanate from the White House. If this is cor rect, it will be welcomed as a sign that we in America are getting back to a democratic form of government. Right in the Spotlights . Today is the 47th birthday of Newton D. Baker, secretary of war in the Wilson cabinet, who will be left largely in control of the execu tive branch of the government at Washington during the absence- of the president abroad. Mr. Baker has cften been described as more -like President Wilson than any other man in the country. He has held the war portfolio since March, 1916. As a democrat he was for many years active in politics in his home state, Ohio.. As a protege of Tom L. Johnson he was elected director of public safety and subsequently served two terms as mayor of Cleve land. Mr. Baker is a native of Mar tinsburg, W. Va.. and was educated at Johns Hopkins and Washington and Lee universities. During the war just ended he paid several visits of inspection to the French and Ital ian fronts. One Year Ago Today in the War1. Inter-allied war conference in Paris closed with an address by Col. E. M. House. United States government is sued war savings stamps for the first time. British occupied all of German East Africa, making' loss of Ger many's colonial empire complete. In Omaha 30 years Ago Today. R. C. Mudge, of the American Paper company, of Detroit, has es tablished an agency in this city. The Gibson school was opened by Miss 'Nagl, the newly appointed Old Rural France No More, Old Glory Over the Rhine. American troops have crossed the Rhine. The historic significance of this fact cannot for the moment be grasped, but it will be accepted as one of the great events in the career of the United States. Its flag today floats over the soil of a' proud empire, whose boast through four years of desperate warfare had been that its armies fought on conquered soil, and that never would they permit an invader to press the ground behind the sacred Rhine. The utter col lapse of that pride is evinced in the cool recep tion given our troops. Never again will "The Watch on the Rhine" sound the same; its words are hollow now. But the German people will learn in their present humiliation a lesson that must be of great service to them. They will come to know that the power of the American people is put forth to preserve and not to de stroy. That under Old Glory marches a nation devoted to ideals of service and of humanitarian purpose. It is so at variance with all they have believed andWvoted themselves to for genera tions that they will not easily grasp its mean ing, but in years to come they may appreciate just what the crossing of the Rhine by General Pershing and his forces really holds for the future of Germany. , ' Economic Aspects of Peace. Prince Windisch-Graetz, former Hungarian .minister of finance and an economist of wide knowledge, says permanent peace in Europe will come only when the several nations are or ganized on a basis of free trade. He is not sure if the sought-for stability will be arrived at on the basis of the fourteen points, or whether Leninism will dominate. In either event one conclusion is inexcapable. The future, of Europe depends solely upon the industrious application of its inhabitants. If they spend their time in futile mass meetings,, adopting vain resolutions or in heedless de struction of life and property, they can expect only continuation of the misery they now en dure. Hard work is their one way to salvation. They already have thrown away a wonderful chance, but yet have the time to recover if they will only exert themselves. It is not materially possible that the economic life of Europe can be resumed at the point where it was inter rupted in 1914. The start will have to be made much farther back. 'Industries have not only languished there, but have been nearly destroyed. Manufactories have disappeared, demolished in the course of war or through the insanity of bloshevism, and not this alone, but sources of raw material have vanished. Agriculture, mining, all forms of human activity have been reduced to the lowest standard where not wholly suspended. The restoration will not be accomplished as speedily as was the interruption. , v Europeans turn their eyes to America, and will here find help for the present, but for the future will be required to show a more definite determination to help themselves than appears just at this moment. Actions will be far more impressive and convincing than words, no mat ter how earnest or eloquent. Needed: Syntactical Accuracy. Let us not be mistaken at the outset. 'Noth ing is to be said against the health department's efforts to warn the people against the "flu" with out unduly alarming them. But Lindley Mur ray might wonder which is the-greater inflic tion, the disease or the form of the language in which the warnings are couched. We scarcely may demand, much less expect, sanitary syntax, but somewhere in' the city hall ought to be found one whose knowledge of words and their uses might serve to give living force t the ad monitions of the health commissioner and yet avoid the uncouth quality that now distinguishes them. Simple language is nfost forcible, and 'in our lexicon may be found words whose ac cepted meaning will convey the thought desired to be imparted and at the same time, permit of arrangement mcfre in -accord with decent usage and quite as effective as "Cover up each cough and sneeze," which certainly does not mean what it says. A blue pencil, or a censor, or some similar agency might be added to the city's official equipment. , vBradstreet's professes to note a recession in prices, but it takes a genuine expert to note any difference hereabouts.' v' principal. There are accommoda tions for about one hundred scholars who will be transferred from Ban croft school. R. A. Craig, formerly connected with the business department of the Pioneer Press, of St. Paul, has pur chased a controlling interest in the Herald of this city. The president of the board of trade has appointed the following gentlemen to act as a committee upon legislation: John Evans G. W. Lininger, C. H. Brown, John B. Furay, F. W. Gray, W. J. Connell and John A. Horbach. Clark Woodman, F. E. Ritchie and G. M. Nattinger have formed a partnership for the conduct of a grain and seed business with a capi tal of $100,000. Mrs. F. D. Mead spent Thanks giving with her daughter, Mrs. E. N. Bullock of West Point, Neb., and has just returned. Tht Day We Celebrate. W. M. McKay of the Cole-McKay company, funeral directors, born 1870. Newton D. Baker, United States secretary of war, born at Martins burg, W. Va., 47 years ago. .Rev. Dr. Frank Mason North, president of the Federal Council of Churches in America, born in New York 68 years ago. John H. Morehead, former gov ernor of Nebraska and democratic senatorial candidate in the recent election, born in Lucas county, la., 57 years ago. This Day in History. ' 1806 Henry A. Wise, governor of Virginia, who signed the death warrant of John Brown, born at Drummondtown, Va. Died in Rich mond, Sept. 12, 1876. ' 1818 Wisconsin was attached to Michigan territory upon the admis sion of Illinois into the Union. 1870 The imperial crown of Ger many was offered to the king of Prussia. 1897 Belgian government decid ed that in future Americans resid ing in Belgium should be exempt from military service. ' 1915 United States asked recall of Captain Boy-Ed and Captain von Papen, attaches of the German em bassy at Washington. J Timely Jottings and Reminders. Birthday greetings to the state of Illinois, 100 years old today. . Atter-the-war problems affecting the lumber industry will be Jdis cussed at the annual meeting of the Northwestern Hardwood- Lumber men's association, opening today at Minneapolis. AH ,New York state youths be tween the ages of 16 and 18, in clusive, have been summoned by formal proclamation - of Governor Whitman to enroll today for mili tary training under the new state military law The enrollment will be carried out with the co-operation of the state educational department. Storyette of the Day. Australian Soldier (to American) "You Yanks think you've done a lot, but you forget we Australians have been at the game for four years." v "Well, what have you done, any way?", "Done? We've .been at Gallipoli, Mesopotamia, the plains of Bethle hem, and" "The plains of Bethlehem?" "Yes; I slept a week there my self." "Well, I guess that was a busy week for. the shepherds watching their flocks" London Tit-Bits! CENTER SHOTS Minneapolis Tribune: A penny apiece for German Iron Crosses! That's too much for junk. Brooklyn Eagle: The German seem only to fear that others may do unto them what they have done unto others. i . Washington Post: If a'.few gov ernment officials will kindly remain on this side of the Atlantic to look after routine business while the president is away the public may or may not be grateful. Kansas City Star: The kaiser fled t Holland, Ludendorff to Swe den.Von Tirpitz to Switzerland strange, Isn't it, that none fled to Russia, to enjoy the "new freedom" their agents, Trotaky and Lenine, es tablished there for them? New York World: One 'of the reasons that may account for the rumor that the ex-kalser may return to Germany Is the fact that Great Britain is talking of extraditing him in order to try him j for murder, for which he has been Indicted by an Enfllsh Jury; ; . Irvin S. Cobb in Saturday Evening Post. The France to which tourists will come after the war will not be the France that peace time visitors knew. I am not speaking so much of the ruined cities and the razed towns, each a mute witnests now to thoroughness, as exempli fied by the orthodox tenets of Kultur. For the most part, these can never be restored to their former semblance. Here Hunnish efficiency did its damned work too well for it ever to be undone. Indeed. I was told no loneer ago than yes terday, when I went through Arras, dodging for. shelter from ruin heap to ruin heap between gusts of shelling from the German batteries, that it is the intention of the French government to leave untouched and untidied certain areas of wanton devastation, so that future generations of men, looking upon these hell's quarter sec tions, shall have before their eyes fit samples of the- finished handicraft of the Hun. I am sure this must! W true of Arras, be cause in the vicinity of the cathedral I mean the place where the cathedral once was signs are stuck up in rubble piles or fastened to up standing bits of splintered walls forbidding visi tors to remove souvenirs or to alter the present appearance of things in any way whatsoever. I sincerely trust the French will carry out this purpose. Then, in the years to come, when Americans come here and behold this place once one of the most beautiful in all Europe and now one of the foulest and most hideous in all the earth they may be cured of any linger ing inclination to trust "a people in whose veins there may linger a single trace of the taints of kaiserism and militarism. When I say that the France of t future will never be the France which once upon a time was a shrine for lovers of beauty to worship at was one great altar dedicated to all loveliness I am thinking par ticularly of the rural .districts and not of the communities. ' I base my belief in this assertion upon the very reasonable supposition that after the armies Ire withdrawn or disbanded or, as in the case of our foes, killed off or captured, or driven back, as they are now being driven back the peasants, in their task of making the devastated regions once more fit for human habitation, will turn to the material most plentifully at hand and that of which the quickest use may be made. This means, then, that, instead of rebuilding with masonry and cement and plaster, after the ancient modes, they will employ the sal vage of military constructions. And, by that same token, it means that ugly, characterless wooden buildings, with roofs of corrugated iron, all slab-sided and angular and hopelessly plain, will replace the quaint gabled houses that .are gone, and gone forever; and that where the picturesque stone fences ran zigzagging across the face of the meadows, and the centuries-old plastered walls rose about byre- and midden and stable yard, will, instead, be stretched lines of barbed wire nailed to wooden posts. The stuff will be there in incredible quantities and it will be cheap; and it will be available for imme diate use, once the forces pf the allies have scattered. It is only natural to assume, there fore, that the thrifty country folk and the citi zens of the villages will take it over. For a fact, in certain instances they are al ready doing so. Last week up near the Flanders border, in British-held territory, I saw a half grown boy wiggling through a maze of rUsted barbed wire along an abandoned defense line, like Brer Rabbit through the historic briei patch; and when I drew nearer, curious to know what sort of game he played all alone, here in a land where every game except the great game of war is out of fashion, I saw that he was tearing down strands- of the wire. And he told me he was going to inclose his mother's garden with the stuff. i Think of a French garden fenced in after the style of a Nebraska ranch yard! Also, I have taken note that the peasants are removing the plank shoring from the sides of old disused trenches, and, with the boards thus secured, are knocking up barns and chicken sheds, and even make-shift dwellings. Assuredly it will never be the old France physically. But spiritually the new France, wearing the scars of her sacrifice as the Re deemer of mankind wore the nail marks of His crucifixion, will be a vision of glory before the eyes. of men forevermore. I like this simile as I set it down in my notes. And I mean no ir reverence as I liken the barbed wire to the Crbwn of Thorns and think of crosspieces of ugly wood taken out of a barrack or a rest billet and erected into the shape of the Cross. Pershing and the Presidency Republicans of Summit county, Ohio, of which Akron is the seat of government, haye snatched General Pershing's chapeau from his head and tossed it into the presidential ring for the 1920 contest. ; This is the first formal foretokening that ad mirers of the brilliant American military leader may seek to "heroize" him to his hurt, as was done in the case of Rear Admiral Dewey. far be it from us to say that General Persh ing hasn't it in him to be an excellent president. IT n .. U t .... 1, . U A l. ,1,- .-, 1UI auiil w c miuw nvn, uic mnj uc luc man of the hour" as a civilian leader in the days of the world s reconstruction and regeneration. just as he has proved y be "a man of the hour" in the big war drama in Europe. At least, it might be a good and courteous thing to consult General Pershing before under taking to conjure with his name in this way. The presidency might not be to his liking, great as is the honor involved in .holding it.. Very easily we can conceive of his preferring to keep his distinctive place in the American army, to whose honorable traditions he has contributed so great a chapter. Also, we bear it in mind that the valuable services of the American com mander may be singularly useful in war-torn Europe for two or three years to come. A mere effort to add to"the honors already won by General Pershing would be somewhat analagous to the business of carrying coals to Newcastle. He has made a place in American and world history that cannot be enhanced by arbitrary tributes any more than the fragrance of a rose can be bettered by the addition of a mart-made perfume. For the gaiety of the nation we may begin now to groom candidates for the presidency, willy nilly; but for the nation's serious purposes we can well afford to wait a while and see what happens. National party conventions to chooso standard bearers are still about 19 months off. Within that' period are to be crowded many momentous events. Minneapolis Tribune. Berlin s Secret Archives It is interesting to know that some recently awakened Germans are clamoring to have the secret archives of the late Berlin government exposed to the white light of publicity. The defeated nation can render no greater service1 to the world than this. The mere thought of the secrets that lie hidden in the kaiser's charnel house of bribery, corruption and treachery is enough, to blanch the faces of many men of power and reputation in this country as well as in others. For those ar chives contain the records of bargains with un scrupulous statesmen, with professional agita tors and conscienceless newspaper editors, and proprietors, and with princes witling to sacrifice their subjects to make safe their own thrones. Among those records are the accounts kept by the Berlin government with the various disloyal elements in England and Ireland which the kaiser firmly believed were undermining, Great Britain's power. Here, too, may be found a list of -the bribes that tempted Frenchmen to dim the glory of their nation's .splendid fame. But it is safe to say that not One of these secret covenants will prove of greater interest to our country than those that linked brutal autocracy with-American treachery of the kind known ty the synonymous terms of pacifism and pro-Germanism- ' Into whose hands went the millions dis bursed by Germany's huge corruption fund for propaganda, for arson and for wholesale mur der in America? How many of these hands are still clutching their ill-gotten gains? The sol dier's task is finished. That of the hangman has not begun New York Herald. ' Health Department's Slogan. Omaha, Dec. 1. To the Editor of The Bee: Recently the Philadelphia Inquirer said editorially: "Panic is the worst thine that can happen to an individual or a com munity. Panic is exaggerated fear, and fear is the most deadly word in any language. The fear of Influenza is creating a panic, an unreasonable panic that will be promoted, we sus pect, by the drastic commands of the authorities. Let a person be come excited over the dally reports of new cases; let him brood over them; let him shake his head in dis may and with every little ache or pain that may be harmless In itself give himself over to dismal imagina tions, and he is providing a fertile field for attack. His mind fears it, becomes receptive to it, invites It." While the above is. In my opinion, quite true, yet the slogan adopted by the local health department and the carrying out of the request there in made is much more preferable than placing a ban on public schools, places of amusement, churches and other points of public congregation. , So far as advising the covering (of the mouth with a handkerchief when coughing or sneezing is concerned, the advice ought to be heeded for other reasons than the scattering of germs, for it is not to that person's credit who Joes not so cover that he has no more regard for the rights of others than to spray with saliva his neighbor in a congested public place. Common decency ought to be sufficient incentive for covering the mouth with a handkerchief in such an event, and if by so doing the necessity for placing a ban on public gatherings is obviated we will be considerably ahead both in health and finance. Covering is by far the lesser hardship of the two. NORTH SIDE. Railroad Eating Hou.se Prices. Sidney, Neb., Nov. 29. To the Editor of The Bee: Quite a lot has been published recently in reference to railroad men and their passes. I say let them have their passes. It isn't nurtmg anybody. But while we are on the subject of railroad men and their privileges I wish you would give another mat ter an "airing" which strikes me as being anything but a square deal. I refer to the railroad lunch counter prices. I am a traveling man and have to eat quite, often at railroad lunch counters. This evening I had supper at the Union Pacific counter here. I sat next to an engineer. We had exactly the same meal. His check was 35 cents. Mine was 65 cents. If the company made a profit on his meal at 35 cents, what kind of a profit do they make off me, at 65 cents? On the other hand, if they break even on putting out this meal at 35 cents, then I am compelled to pay not only my own proportion of profit, but I pay the railroad man's as well. The traveling public has paid double price for years at rail road eating houses. It is an Imposi tion, to say the least, and now that Uncle Sam has charge, why wouldn't it be an opportune time to stop this "crnft'" v n nrn enw State Press Comment Albion News: Let's see, election was November 5, and the Germans cried "quits" on the 11th. Just about time for the news to reach them. Didn't Arthur Mullen tell you what the effect would be? Columbus News: Pershing neith er writes nor talks. He doesn't know how to get the publicity. That makes him ineligible to public office. It Is our prediction that the nomina tion will -go to some hero who talked his way through the war. Harvard Courier: The Omaha Bee takes time by the forelock and Is already boosting for a new state house. Nebraska needs a new state house bad enough, but It may take some time to convince the voters that now Is the time to build it. Taxes are going to be plenty high enough the next few years without any1 expenditures that can be gotten along without. Beatrice Express: Now . is the time when the wheat farmers can well appreciate the positive virtue of a fixed price on wheat, and the southern planters will wonder whether his intense opposition to a fixed price was good policy, after all. Only a short time ago the cot ton market dropped $10 a bale In one day and it was found necessary to forbid speculative skies. Meanwhile the wheat farmer who optimistically looks forward to cheaper machinery and more plentiful labor is sure of $2.20 a bushel for his grain. Gothenburg Independent: Peo ple holding high positions . in this world do not worry over reports of their doings while on larks away from home. Tom Edison and Hen Ford amused themselves one slow afternoon during the last summer by trying to kick a cigar from a slx- SURRENDER OF THE FLEET. Ship after ahlp, and avery on wttlt a high roaoundlng nama, From tha robbar-nr-at of Heligoland tha Not victory or'drath they aought, but a rendeavoua of ahame! Sing out, aing out, A Joyful ahout, Ya loveri of the aea! Tha "Kalaor" and tha "Kalaerln," Tha Konlg" and the Prim." The potrntatea of piracy. Are coming to aurrendar And tha ocean ahall ba Tree. They never dared tha final fata of tht battla on the blue; t Their aea-wolvea murdered merchantman and mocked the drowning crew, They etalned the wave with martyr-blood but wa lent our tranaporta through! What flaga are theae that dumbly droni from tha gaff o' tha mainmast tall' The black of tha kalser'a Iron croaa, tht red of tha emplre'a fall? Come down, come down, ya plrata tlagi yea. atrlka your colon all I Tha Union Jack and the Tricolor and thi Starry Flag o' the Wt Shall guard the fruit of Freedom'! wai and the victory confeat, The flaga of the brave and just and fret shall rule on the ocean's breast. Sing out alng out. A mighty ahoul, Ya lovers of the ea! The "Kaiser" and the "Kulaerln," Tha "Konlg" and the "Prlna," The robber lords of death and aln, Have come to their surrender, And the ocean shall be free! Boston. HENRY VAN DYKE. V. S. N. foot mantelpiece In a hotel at a "fashionable" resort. Now, if a staid GothenburgeW were to get so gay as that at an Omaha hotel It might be said that he had ben standing; In with bootleggers, and acted just awful. . F. D. WILSON. LAUGHING GAS. "This bolshevlkl business in Europe Is iipsetting all the rules of the game." "How so?" "The kings are being trumped by the knaves." Baltimore American. "Why Is Wombat hustling so strenuous ly? I thought he retired with enough to live on." "It looked like enoujgh to llva on 10 yeara ago." Judge. The Poet Yea atmosphere, after all. Is everything. She You don't mean to aay that you have actually been In a gas attack? Life. "Do you believe In heredity?" "Of course I do," replied the gentla egotist. "Why, I've got one of the bright est boys you ever saw." Washington Star. "You say It was a marriage of con venience?" "In one way." "How so?" "I undestand the bride's father finds It a great convenience to have a mil lionaire for a son-in-law." Birmingham Age-Herald. Stomachs Put in Order Insiahtiy! No' Indigestion, Gas or Heartburn Lumps of pain that's indiges tion 1 , Belching sour food, acids and gases that's dyspepsia. Instant relief awaits you I - The moment Pape's Diapepsin reaches your sick, upset stomach all distress stops. No waiting! Stops at once 1 Costs so little at drug stores. Put an end to stomach misery 1 T ) VbZ i WILL PUT YOU Faues Oiapepsin on your feet UPSET? iRESINOLlSS Use O I moJ. irst for skin troubles Delay in the 57Wtreatment of skin troubles is dangerous. Every day spent in trying un proved remedies may only let t'.ie disorder spread and become more and more deeply seated. The value ol.Resinol Ointment, is known. For over twenty years it has been used as a sooth ing, healing remedy for the skin. If applied in time, it usually., checks the itching and reduces the eruption right away. Cut , even in stubborn, long-standing cases, it is surprising, how quickly this gentle, yet effective ointment brings results, AH druggists sell Ruinol Ointment. Ml with tender factt f.ni t'.t rirk lather tf KesiMtl Shaving SlicM dilieht fulif tootkiat. foonaeh rlaTlPfAffii Ml a LAC a Life Miserable IF ir lilJillflsns Dentists tell us that acid mouth causes the eating away of enamel on the teeth, , a substance much harder than bone. "Keep the mouth free from acid," they say, "and there will be little or no danger of decayed teeth." Think of this you can 'at once see what an excess amount of acid in the . stomach acid-stomach means in the way of undermining one's health and, strength! Many people make the awful mistake . of thinking that acid-stomach super acidity as the doctors call it merely causes an occasional attack of indiges tion, bloat, heartburn, belching, sour, gassy stomach and similar troubles that can quickly be remedied and leave no serious after effects. As a matter of fact superacidity is responsible for a long train sA serious ailments. It sometimes creates conditions which baffle the best medical skill. It is a well established fact that most cases of chronic stomach - trouble, anemia, stomatitis, gastritis, rheumatism, gout, lumbago, intestinal ulcer, many cases of cancer of the sto mach, valvular heart trouble and heart failure find their start in acid-stomach. -The excel acid mutt he removed. The stomach mutt be kept pure, tweet and strong, free to digest food properly.. That it the only ture way to avoid the evil contequence of acid stomach and to enjoy vigorout, robutt health. A wonderful preparation now makes it pos sible to quickly remove acid-stomach. It is called EATONIC a pleasant tasting compound that you eat like candy. EATONIC literally wipes out the hurtful ex cess acid and drives the bloat out of the body, i You can fairly feel it work. It is' absolutely harmless and no matter how weak or delicate the stomach may be, EATONIC will not cause dis tress. ' i ' The immediate effects of EATONIC are nothing short of marvelous. Almost ' instantly it relieves that miserable, puffed up feeling , after eating, sour, gassy stomach, heartburn, stops food repeating, etc. 'Makes the stomach feel sweet, cool and comfortable. Enables -you to eat what you like and digest your food , in comfort. Aids digestion, and helps the di gestive organs to get full strength out of every mouthful of food you eat. And that is what you must have in order to be well and strong full strength from your food. So we say don't let an acid-stomach hold you back and wreck your health. Don't drag out your days feeling all in, down and out, -weak and ailing, lacking in physical power and en ergy; listless, nervous, irritable and taking only a half-hearted interest in your work. .Keep the vital apark flashing. Let every organ, muscle and nerve of your body function in per fect harmony with a strong, healthy stomach. Eat the things you like but make every mouth ful count. Then you'll feel fine be fit mentally alert have pep and punch the power and will to do things. ' That's the kind of health that makes life worth living! x Take EATONIC. Then see how much better (you feel instantly! You need this help. And you 'can get it easily. Your druggist has EATONIC. Get a big box today. It is guaranteed to please you in every way. You have faith in your drug gist and you can trust him to make this guaran tee good. If EATONIC doesn't please you just take it back and the druggist will refund your money. That is our guarantee. Within the short space of a year tens of thou sands of people all over the United States have used EATONIC. Everywhere they testify to its marvelous power to bring quick relief. If you are sick and ailing and have tried pills and medicines in, vain, don't give up hope of getting'well until you have gone directly to the seat of the trouble the acid-stomach. Don't let another day go by. Get EATONIC at once. If your druggist does not keep EATONIC, write to us and we will send you a big 50c box. You can send us the 50c after you receive it. Ad ' dress H. L. Kramer, President, Eatonic Remedy Company, Cor. Wabash Ave. and 11th St., , Chicago, 111. , '