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DECEMBER CIRCULATION ,
Daily 65,219 Sunday 62,644
Arertr clmiHHnn fnr" the month aubaerltejd and swore to by
it. satao, i IrvuliUin Manager.
Subarribart Icavtnr tha city should hava The Baa Ballad
to them, Addraaa chaniad aa oftas aa r equal tad.
Come across for, the Near East sufferers!
Sign the petition to give the returning
soldiers extra pay they deserve.
Wool prices indicate that the sheep know
the war is over.
Starving babies should not ask in vain for
aid in Omaha, so help make the Near East
drive a winner.
Secretary Glass says the fifth Liberty loan
will be the last of its kind, which glad informa
tion will be duly noted. f
Invoice time is nearly over, and real plans
for spring work are being laid out Watch
Omaha grow this year.
The "Tiger of France" will sit at the head
of the peace table, the world's tribute to the
great leader of a great nation.
One big Omaha corporation has announced
that it has I job for every man that left its
service to go into the army. This jought to be
Last year's coal output is reported at .14,
000,000 tons in excess of the year before, and
yet we were told the miners were laying down
on the job! '
, Quite an extension will have to be provided
to the home at "Shadow Lawn," if it is to ac
commodate all the "junk" now being accumu
lated by the Wilson family.
More of Nebraska's fighting men are back
from France, and ready to greet the home
folks as soon as Uncle Sam says the word. They
will find a real welcome1 waiting for them.
Art Austrian bank is suing the ex-emperor
for 8,000,000 crowns, which the imperial
"wclcher" subscribed to a war loan and failed
to make good on. What will you give for the
With a boy in custody accused of stealing
fifty automobiles, the police feel they have a
real case against the juvenile authorities." It
may develope on his trial as to which side is
in the right. ' '
Produce commission men say the public
market in Omaha is a failure. No doubt it is
at present, to far as the householder is. con
cerned, Dut it mignt be made a success it cor
How big should a policeman be? Well, if
the day is at hand when we will no longer be
menaced by crime or criminals, almost any sire
ought to serve. Until then, he should at least
be big enough to protect himself.
, Nebraska can afford to be lenient with he
escrped convict who ran away to go to war,
and who was wounded three times in battle.
He may have violated the confidence reposed in
him, but he showed himself a man.
A Polish officer was executed by the bol
sheviki because he wore epaulettes. Some of
the comrades sought to prevent the carrying
out of the sentence, but were reconciled when
it was set forth that in addition to his uniform
the officer could both read and write. That un
pardonable offense sealed, his doom. "Liberty's
a glorious feast!" i
Insurance and Influenza
Furtial reports from the life insurance com
panies of the United States, printed in the Jour
nal of Commerce, show the deaths from the in
tuierua epidemic of the October-to-December
period in 1918 of more than 120,000 policy-holders.
These deaths caused claims against the
companies for more than $52,000,000. It is ex
pected that complete returns will show a loss at
least of 200,0000 lives and of $100,000,000 in
These reports constitute a reducfion to plain
f" sures of some portion of a national calamity
to which we are accustomed to refer in terms of
limi-an sorrow and bereavement. Such statistics
of a f !ague are unusual. As quoted here they
are amazing. To guide us in an estimate of the
: - : Tiion of the loss in insured lives of the
total number of deaths from the epidemic we
may know that something more than 11,500,000
Policies were in' force in the United States in
191 7. or a little better than one to every ten of
To policy-holders generally, and to business
interests in any way related to insurance con
cerns, the word will be reassuring that in a
Voad way the companies are meeting the lia
bilities strongly. The call upon their resources
.(si unexpected but is not staggering.
Agreeing with the observations of health au
thorities and others who watched the progress
of the influenza, the insurance men report lhat
an unusual percentage of victims died in years
from 33 to 45, covering thus an age period or
dinarily robust. This occasioned calls on many
policies on which but few premiums had been
paid. Beyond the insurance consideration, it is
a matter of considerable pathologic concern.
The insurance data in full may prove of great
value in the post-facto medical study of the epi
demic. Xew York World,
SIX MONTHS' EXTRA PAY FOR
Congress has been approached by the secre
tary of war to enyt laws that will take care
of capital invested in war enterprises. Orders
that were given over telephones, said to amount
to billions of dollars, are to be validated and
made the same as if written contracts had been
signed. Schemes for amortization or depletion
of plant expenses are to be worked out, and in
some cases unnecessary work is yet being done,
that the end of the war may not too seriously
disrupt business and bring disaster. In this
there is wisdom, but why should not the same
consideration be extended to the soldiers?
These boys invested their total capital in the
great adventure, and certainly they are entitled
to have an equal chance with the munition
makers. A soldier's life ought to weigh quite
as much as the corporation's dollar. Some bil
lions are to be paid out in the way of letting
business down from a war to a peace plane, and
it surely will square with the American sense
of justice that a few millions be allotted to the
young men who gave up their prospects,
jeopardized their lives, and all at the demand
of their government. This wonderful land of
wealth and opportunity, that is giving unstint
edly to the relief of suffering abroad, ought
not to hesitate at an act of simple justice to its
own soldiers. Six months' additional pay to
the men as they are discharged from the service
will not be a very heavy drain on the general
coffers, but it will inspire each recipient with
a better notion ot how his countrymen feel
on the point.
Sweet Charity Pickled
Mrs. Allen's idea of a memorial building
for service is a good one. Now let somebody
take hold and give it definite form.
Progress is being made in the parley at
k Paris, but people are wishing the job were com
plete, so we may know exactly what to do.
Rules to govern golf in public parks ought to
take into consideration the fact that the parks
are owned by all the people, and not by a few.
The dance hall is again coming to the front
as a topic for social discussion, if you want
further proof that peace is once more with us.
Democratic View of the War Department.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Congressman
Gallivan, a democrat from Boston. Congress
man Mann has just finished speaking in the
house of representatives, presenting some in
formation as to delay in soldiers' mail. The
gentleman from Massachusetts followed him,
and these phrases are taken from his remarks:
we nave heard ot more outrageous things
when he said the War department had
failed to function, he told the truth re
lieved of his regiment to make way for a
dandy pet of the Leavenworth clique if you
ask the secretary of war for information, he
gets peeved the chief of staff and his up- '
start aide General Pershing and his numer
ous and highly tailored staff so-called
great generals, who . were abroad and who
have never seen a combat what is congress
going to do about it J Is it going to allow the
secretary of war to pass the buck to Persh- 1
ing? Is it going to alLow the hbndsome chief
of staff to pass the buck to Pershing? What
were we elected for? Given to a regular
army pet most of these petted favorites"
would run away from a baked apple.
Mr. Gallivan did not stint his praise of the
officers and men who di4 the fighting, the real
work of the army. His criticism was entirely
for the secretary of war and the bureaucrats at.
Washington. The incident is of importance
only as illustrative of what is in the minds of
many people with regard to the office manage
ment of the war. The peppery, address of the
Massachusetts representative was warmly ap
plauded in the house. What will the public
say, when the lid is taken off, and the incorrigi
bility of the secretary of war entirely exposed?
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Delicate Work for Tax Collector.
The proposal from Lincoln that "a tax be
levied against the surrender value of life insur
ance policies looks like approach to a situation
in which some danger may be discerned. It
seems entirely foreign to the purpose of life in
surance, and evinces the extent to which the
impulse for discovering revenue-producing
novelties may lead the legislator. Life insur
ance is primarily for the benefit of the 'sur
vivors. In its most popular form it has the
quality of encouraging thrift, by promising a
definite return to the assured, in event of his
surviving the term for which the insurance is
written. The "surrender value" of the policy
is the amount of . premiums paid and dividends
earned in excess of cost f carrying the risk.
It is unquestionably a form of property, an
asset sufficiently tangible to be definitely lo
cated. Butt just as the federal government ex
cludes from "income" the proceeds of life in
surance policies, so can the state afford to ex
empt from taxation the accrued value of policies
in process of maturing. The federal govern
ment, by its experiment of war risk insurance
has undertaken to inculcate a wider application '
of the principles of life insurance. The benefit
that will flow from the more general adoption
of this measure of protection is undeniable.
Nebraska scarcely can afford to Undertake any
thing that may tend to discourage life insurance
New York Evening Post
When medieval church relief flourished, the
first trick taught a thief was to put a penny
in the poor-box and extract a crown. In the
days of Mrs. Jellyby's project for teaching the
natives of Borrioboola-Gha to turn pianoforte
legs and establish an export trade, there were
neither scientific principles of charitable relief,
elaborate auditing systems, nor inquisitive law
officers. The crop of war charities that sprang
up alter 1V14 was certain to show many descend
ants of both the medieval thief and Mrs.
.Fellyby. The district attorney estimates that
lU.uw relief agencies have been active; and in
1916 a single foreign relief body reported that
3,000 charitable organizations north of the Mex
ican line were co-operating with it. The district
attorney's classification of New York's relief
roster is simple. There were honest and effi
cient societies, wastrel charities, foolish chari
ties, profiteering societies, frauds and "hundred
per cent boys." The distinction between the
last two -is that the frauds maintained a vir
tuous look by pouring only 99.44 per cent into
their own pockets.
The public has no one but itself to thank
if $3,000,000 was stolen here in less than one
year, and much greater ,sums wasted. Ever
since rum and Bibles were given to the Indians,
Americans have thrown the gates wide to im
postors. Two years ago Robert W. Kelso of
Boston remarked that our manner of licensing
charities implied: "Go ahead with your enter
prise. You need never report to this govern
ment what you do or how you do it, how much
you beg, how much you spend, or the result.
It's nobody's business but your own."
And how delightful it Is j for the charity or
ganizerst iso one can feel aught nut indignaii
at the "hundred per cent boys." But the agen
who insists that, as general benefactor of th
race, he should have his oernuisite what o
him? He collects hundreds weeklv for Peruvian
aborigines or Igorrote orphans; should such a
pnnanthropist not live at the best hotels on
porterhouse, truffles and wine? He can take
his 60 cents out of every dollar; what no one
knows hurts nobody; and in the end the Igor-
rotes oo get something.
Another area in the field is the exercising'
ground of society aspirants. The Rhinegelts
ano vvestergouids are acting as patronesses
and honorary vice-presidents to this or that
rharity, are they? Well. Mrs. Asnirant, who
nas money, too, will start her own charity. She
can talk. so soulfully about it to her friends;
can have so much put in the papers about it,
and so.'martvr-like, will eniov the labor of ar
ranging benefit teas. Spending much money and
taking much, she is vastlv relieved when it
proves possible to send to Europe a small check
witnout bothering her husband to meet a deficit.
In even the humbler social circles this game is
played. The district attorney found one pic
ttiresai'e lady who had a delightful time poing
in .....II e
' siren unmix pidics wuu a group oi satellites,
having a good meal followed bv a harangue on
her dear charity to all in the room, and paying
rne commneu meal cnecK out ot what she col
Election Day in Germany.
Proceedings have just been varied in Ger
many by holding a general election. Its result
will not be known for some time, but "for the
moment some interest may be' found in the de
tails. It is the first, election ever held there
under popular auspices, and therefore marked
by many innovations. The riot of posters, fa
miliar enough in this country, was a distinct
surprise to the German, accustomed to seeing
only formal announcements displayed in offi
cial positions. When the dead walls bloomed
with big type displays, appealing in favor of
one or the other of the candidates, then the
former subjects of the autocratic kaiser knew
a new day had, dawned for the fatherland. So
cialists showed energy in the pursuit of votes
by distributing 30,000,000 dodgers in Berlin
alone, or at the rate of about fifteen to each
inhabitant in prewar times. One other feature
was the participation of women, in one pre
cinct it being reported the nuns marched in a
body from their cloister to the polls, thus show
ing how far into the discard "kinder, kirschen
und kuchen" have been thrust by the march of
events. Early returns show the "maioritv"
socialists to be winning. This is a set-back for
the bolsheviki- and may mean good for the
Neutral nations are disappointed at the
provisions made for them in connection with
the peace council. This is natural, when it is
now recalled how they planned to take an equal
share inthe proceedings with the belligerents.
They are so few, compared with the crowd that
was in the fight they will not be able to do
much more than remonstrate.
Our robust American definition of the lowest
meanness is that it would steal pennies from a
blind man. Of such meanness are those guilty
wno wouio roD tne war orphan ot his bread and
the war-maimed of his crutch, by thievishness,
ignorance or carelessness in conducting a char
ity. Before the war state laws for the bettef
supervision of charities were being warmly
urged. A. G. Warner's standard work on "Char
ities" estimates at least 10.000 charities normally
in me united states, collecting iiu,UUU,UUU an
nually. Only seven states have made any proper
renuirement as to an investigation of worthiness
oetore incorporation is granted. Only ten
states require the licensing of even charitable
agencies concerned with the care of children.
Proper state demands for initial investigation
and continuing supervision should spread over
the entire union. The cities also can do much;
and such private aeencies as the chambers of
commerce, neatlv ZOO of which now investigate
and approve or disapprove local charities, ought
to extend these activities. But the chief re
sponsibility lies with the state legislatures. Till
they meet it, men can only be careful to. give to
none out tne reputable and approved chanties,
The love of the professional diplomat for
secret methods of diplomacy dies hard. The
fresh revelation of this fact, on the very eve of
the opening of the peace conference, has un
doubtedly come as a shock to public opinion. It
is net merely the fact that the British govern
ment should have made the proposal it did re
garding the admission of the bolsheviki to the
peace negotiations that has caused public un
easiness, but the zeal shown by all the cabinets
to cover it up and prevent any knowledge of the
proposition from' becoming public. The in
terested parties succeeded in the conspiracy of
siience ror nearly a tortnignt, and it is only the
day before the peace conference meets that an
astonished world learns what has been going
on behind the scenes..
f The public r.sks anxiously what fresh revela
tions ofpreliminary.discords are in store for it.
The. curious thing is that sooner or later all such
intrigues and understandings' end by becoming
known. A few days before the Berlin congress
met the London Standard published the text
of a secret agreement between Mr. Disraeli and
Prince Gortshakoff showing that most of the
ouestions pending between Russia and Great
Britain had been privately settled before the
congress met, and that the discussion in the
council chamber of the Radziwill palais was lit
tle better than a solemn comedy.
Such incidents shake public confidence in
the men in whose hands are -the national des
tinies and cause the decisions taken by them
to be regarded with suspicion and distrust.
Such suspicion and distrust is apt to lead .to
recrimination between peoples, which can only
be profitable to the enemies of yesterday, who
are only too ready to take advantage of them.
The Day We Celebrate.
Conrad H. Young, real estate man, born 1874.
Theodore Starrett, of the building firm of
Starrett & Thompson, born 1865.
Surgeon General Sir George Ryerson,
founder and president of the Canadian Red
Cross, born 65 years ago.
James J. Storrow, the Boston banker who
served as tederal fuel administrator for New
England, born in Boston 55 years ago.
. Frederick Madison Smith, head of the Reor
ganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints, born at Piano, 111., 45 years ago.
Francis E. McGovern, former governor of
Wisconsin, born near Elkhart, Wis., 53 years
Dr. James Henry Morgan, president of Dick
inson college, born near Cpncord, Del., 62 years
In the Wake of War
Over 20,000 French, priests car
ried arms in the late war. ... v
President Polnre of the French
republic, who has signified an in
tention to vlBlt America next sum
mer, is paid a salary ot 1120,000 a
If placed in line three abreast,
the railroad locomotives and cars
surrendered by the Germans under
tne terms or the armistice would
reach from London to Paris.
Louise Kaufman, a 13-year-old
high school girl of Cove, Ore.,
llimbed in a raging windstorm near
ly to the top of a 108-foot flagpole
to rescue Old Glory and a service
flag from certain destruction.
So vast is the work of the British
graves registration committee,
which looates and marks the last
resting-place of theBritish soldiers
who fell In France, that in an aver
age week the commission staff has
had to deal with 6,000 letters of in
quiry and thanks; and at times the
number has been little short of
An armv airplane went fmm Tnv-
ton, O., to New York City in four
hours and 10 minutes, or at tha rata
of 132 miles an hour. A machine
flying at that rate could cross tha
Atlantic in less than 24 hours. An
airplane trip from Boston to Lon
don will be made presently in less
lime tnan it takes to iro bv tra ns
from Boston to Chicago.
uia .Necessity stages a strange
somersault In the Krupp plant at
Essen, Germany. The greatest of all
war factories turns from war pro-1
moting and war goods to implements
or peace, ror half a century the
Krupps waxed fat on producing
tools or destruction. The downfall
of might switches the plant to oaths
or rignteousness ana progress.
In most great wars there has
come a turning point which has vir
tually decided everything long be
fore the actual fighting has ceased,
When, for Instance, General Bur-
goyne surrendered at Saratoga, in
1777. the United States had won
their independence without knowing
it. Peace was not made until 1783
but all the blood spilled after Sara
toga was shed for nothing, since the
Issue was really settled there.
RIGHT TO THE POINT
Washington Post: Why not have
two leagues of nations and then ar
range a championship series?
St. Louis Globe Democrat: Could
an old Andrew Jackson democrat
ever have believed that prohibition
would corna during a democratic
New York World: Coals to New
castle? An old story. It will be r&
aerxed for January, 1919,, to see
Bpaghetti start from New York for
Minneapolis Tribune: No good
American wants a huge standing
army, but there are a lot of them
who want the ready "makln's" ot
one. They, can get it with universal
Baltimore American: A German
financier says that heavy indemnities
will ruin Germany. Of course, the
ruin of Belgium and Northern
France is an entirely different mat
ter and ought to be condoned.
Kansas City Star: Under certain
conditions the ex-kaiser might
properly be restored to rulershlp
over certain of his former subjects.
For instance, ne might be allowed to
boss the gang of German prisoners
who are to be put to work cleaning
up the devastated regions of France.
New York World: In six years
President Wilson has made five
cabinet changes. In seven. President
Roosevelt made nineteen. Includ
ing McKlnley incumbents holding
over, he had six secretaries of the
navy and five postmaster generals,
the veteran Wilson of the Depart
ment Of Agriculture alone holding
through. Cleveland. Harrison and
McKinley made few changes; Arthur
ten in 3 Mi years.
Psy and Billy Belgium ara called to
Europe by Homer and Carrie Plfeon to
prevent Balky 8am. tha army mule, from
atartlng another war.)
Snnibo Again Meets Balky Sam. "
TTEE-HAW! Form in columns
of fours," brayed Balky Sam,
placing himself at the head ot the
troup of mules
The mules lined up like a com
pany of soldiers, and started on a
brisk trot toward the east. But they
were no going to get away as easily
as they thought. Negro guards came
running to head them off. These
guards were under command of a
fat corporal, whom Peggy Quickly
recognized as Sambo, the colored
soldier who had been kicked by
Balky Sam for grabbing the Frog
acrooat when her Bird circus enter
tained the men at camp.
Sambo bravely ran out ahead of
his men, waving his gun to scare the
mules back. But the mules didn't
"Hee-haw! Charge!" brayed Balky
sam. making straignt ror sambo.
"Ho, Ho!" laughed Sambo, using
nis gun as a club, and setting htm
"wow!" yelled Sambo.
self to meet Balky Sam. "Now Ah
got yo yo' ol' rascal. Ah been
waiting ever since we don' lef de
States ter get a chance ter smash
yo' head to de way yo' kicked me,
come on an' get yo' medicine. Ho
nut eamoo laugntea too soon.
As he swung his gun to give Balky
Mm a mignty wnack on the head
Balky Sam dodged to one side,
Sambo had swung so hard that when
he missed he whirled around with
his back to Balky Sam. That was
Just what Balky Sam wanted, for
he spun around as quick as a wink
and his powerful heels flashed out.
Wham! He caught Sambo Just
rignt, and the negro, fat as he was
went sailiing through the air smack
into the branches of a thorn tree.
"Wow! Wow!" yelled Sambo ns
the' thorns pricked through his
"Hee-haw! Hee-haw!" chorused
the mules, sending the guards scat
tering in all directions.
"On to Berlin!" braved Balky Sam
triumphantly, and the mules gal
loped arter him toward the German
The noise of the affray had been
heard by white officers and soldiers,
who came running to the scene.
"Hey, get down out of that tree
ami round up those mulos," shouted
a Captain to Sambo, who was busy
picking out thorns. Sambo saluted
but made no effort to get down
from the tree.
uap'n, ' ne said. , "Ah 11 fight a
million ob dem Huns, if yo' say so,
an' do if wid gladness, but when
it comes to tacklin dem n'my mules
again,! all dis' niggah can say am,
Fare yo wen:' "
By this time Balky Sam and his
fellow-mules were out of sight over
a hill. The officers ordered out a
cavalry troop in pursuit, but the
white soldiers were so busy laughing
at the battered negroes. and the
cavalry horses were so reluctant to
tackle the mlues, that they were a
long time getting readyy, and Balky
Sam had a good start.
Billy and Peggy in their airplane,
and Carrie and Homer Pigeon on
their wings, sped after the run
"Stop," shouted Peggy to Balky
"Halt " brayed Balky Sam, and
the mlues halted. Bulky Sam nat
Omaha, Jan. 15. To the Editor
of The Bee: The following is an ex?
tract from a speech by Sir Edward
Carson, unionist candidate for Bel
fast in the recent general elections
at Lisburn, Antrim, Ireland:
"In 1916 Ireland's total exports
and imports amounted to 212,000,
000 sterling ($1,060,000,000). In
1917 the Irish people had in their
banks deposits amounting to 105,-
000,000 sterling (1525.000,000). Let
Ireland never again be talked of as
a poor country. I do not believe
that any other country in the world
possesses sucn relative figures as
these, and it all came under the
union. If prospertiy is in the north
of Ireland, it is because they worked
in Ulster while they were agitating
in the south. Ireland has the great
est freedom, prosperity and inde
pendence of any nation, and it is
all nonsense to talk otherwise."
I most emphatically idorse the last
sentence of this extract, having re
sided in Ireland for over 20 years,
coming to America a few years ago.
C. E. M.
empire. Beware, then, of paid Eng
lish emissaries who are wolves in
sheeps clothing. I am glad Germany
is defeated, but I should have pre
ferred to have America hold aloof
from the war and allow Germany
and England to eat each other up
like the Kilkenny cats. We would
have been well rid of them both.
No one country should be allowed
to possess the power that England
does today and while I love the Eng
lish as individuals and respect them,
I hope to see the end of the British
empire in my time.
MARION A. CLARK.
1553 South Twenty-fifth avenue.
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What is Johnnie trying to catch?
Draw frcm one to two and ao on to thi
djwn and wrinkled up h.'s nose li
a delighted grin.
"Hello, Princess Peggy and BIlli
Belgium," he brayed. "You re Jurn
in time for my war."
"The war is all over." replies
'Not until I've had a chance t
become a hero," brayed Balky Sam
you re a hero already," spok
up Homer Pigeon. "Everybodyj
knows how bravely you brought uj
the ammunition that whipped th
Huns. If you hadn't got through
that awful ehellflre there mighl
have been no peace."
Aw. that was nothing." braved
Bulky Sam in nit embarrassed way,
'That wasn't fighting it was Just
doing my duty. Now I'm going into
real scrap. Come on, if you want
to see the fun. Forward march!" t
With that Balky Sam started
away again on a gallop.
"ThiB is madness!" declared Peg
gy. "We must go along and keep
them out of mischief."
(Tomorrow will be told how Balky Sara
geta more recruit.)
Wally You aay her husband la atone'
SBlly Tea: ahe wants Imore diamonds
and he won't hear of It. Town Topics.
a pugljlst needa li vituperative
-Kecuperative power, I suppose you
mean. But you ain't so far wrong, eye.
mer." Kansas Ulty Journal.
He married moKey."
Wasn't these a woman attached to
"Too much attached to It, he found
out later." Minneapolis Tribune,
The Btairestruck girl who has been
haunting the theater for K chance to act,
tells me she has had a 'fat' part given
So she has; she looks after the star's
grease paints." Baltimore American.
'I shuddered when Tom proposed."
'Was he so awkward?"
Oh. no: he did it ao well." Rnntnn
THE TROOPER'S LAMENT.
Dear old Bill, your bit Is done!
Alas! You too must ko! ,
llany'i the time you've carried me
in battle s ebb and flow.
How gay you pranced, proud head on high
io music on parade:
How fleet you raced but yester eve
rne roe s rear guard to raid.
You swam the river through the hell
or lead from lUddeft guns.
By Georgel How bravely -up the bank
xou ruaneavthe fleeing Huns.
Not once you flinched through screaming
Buret on the very ground
O'er which, full apeeU, the flanking host
xou cnargea witn mighty bound.
Blighters! They've got you In tho leg
Bmasnea nat, oia cnan. no none
Ne'er again o!er dusty plkei
You'll take me at a lope.
What's that? You'd like to aay goodbye f
w am- me to lire your race?
with all my heart Here! Look this way!
xou ve earned a lent embrace.
God knows I hate to leave you. Bill.
1 nopea you a see It through.
11 mourn you when the bugles blow
.Adieu, brave heart, adieu!
JOHN B. FOSTER tn N. Y. Sun
Packers and stock yards men are now tefiing
their side of the story to the committees of
congress, and the affair looks quite different
from Mr. Heney's picture. A real inquiry may
yet have to be ordered in order to determine
In Omaha 30 Years Ago.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Florence appeared at
the Boyd in a piece new to Omaha. ''Heart of
Hearts." The critic declares the play does not
permit these noted actors to show to best ad
vantage. At the meetinr of the school board Fred
McConnell occupied the chair.
Col. Alexander H. Forbes died after two
weeks in an unconscious condition. He is said
to have been the most popular of Omaha's
I. J. Dunn, who succeeds Mr. Shea as justice
of the peace, has been of late in the employ
of the Republican Printing company, devoting
his spare hours to studying law in J. J. O'Con
nor's office. He will apply for admission to the
bar in a few months.
The , Prince-Knapp bicycle race has been
postponed until next month.
Ml RRfie? AM THIS UDDR TMEW
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League of Nations.
Omaha. Jan. 16. To the Editor
of The Bee: In all probability, the
world will not return to its former
condition, for, as a result of the
world war, the whole aspect of the
world has changed and revolutions
never roll backwards.
One large result of the war, al
ready becoming apparent, will be
the drawing together into a close
union of all the nations of the world,
regardless of their status during the
The war itself began the work of
drawing the nations together. They
are already united by an invisible
bond the personal interest that
every natiop felt in the war.
And now arises the shadowy out
line of a nearly-born state. It
comes to meet the needs of the new
era, the conditions evolved by the
war. It embraces the whole world,
for all the different countries of the
world will, in time, become simply
individual states in this one grand
patriae the United States of the
World. It is Indispensable that this
World Country should have a gov
ernment. Legislative, executive and
judicial bodies must eventually be
formed, a president, a king, a head?
God forbid! Human nature is too
weak to bear such a burden, to stand
such a test. We want no world ty
rant.. It should be made treason at
the outset for anyone ever to sug
gest making a head to this world
It should be plainly stated In the
constitution whether or not mem
bers could stand for re-election and
a limit definitely set .to the number
of terms one Individual could serve
It would be advisable, of course, if
all the states in this great country
could De near of a size. . But this
would necessitate the breaking up
of all large empires the British and
Russian empires, for instance and
this, perhaps, could not be brought
about without additional bloodshed,
even though the general good of
manklnd should demand it.
It has been said that "colonies are
fruit which only clings to the tree
until ripe." (Turgqt, quoted by
It seems to me that Canada and
Australia ought to be ripe by this
time. If the Canadians are not ca
pable, qualified and fitted to gov-
em themselves by this time, they
ought to be ashamed to acknowledge
it. Both Canada and Australia pre
sent the ludicrous phenomena of full-
grown men still being carried In
their mothers' arms. Why should
that little race,' the English, whose
country Is about as large as the state
Of New York, rule over about one
quarter of the earth? , ("Growth of
the English Nations" gives the one
It is preposterous! Down with
the Teutons, I say, for the English
Let the English rule England; the
Canadians rule Canada; the Austral
ians rule Australia; the Irish rule
Ireland; the Scotch rule Scotland.
Isn't that sound common sense?
Let the league decree that no
country shall have a larger army
than is necessary to police its own
territory. And let all the armies of
the world be at the command of the
league, should necessity arise. Dis
band all national navies.. Let there
be one navy only and that under the
control of the league, to police the
seas. And let all nations have equal
rights on the seas.
Let all the small countries be
under the special protection, of the
league and perhaps it would be wise
not to allow any countries to hold
colonies. Let all peoples yet incom
petent to rule themselves be ruled
by representatives of the league,
until civilized and educated enough
to rule thfemselves.
The two great obstacles today are,
perhaps, anarchy and the British
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