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THE BEE I OMAHA, FRIDAY, MAY 16, , 1919.
The Omaha Bee
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This May sunshine helpi a lot
What it wrong with Omaha pill-roller. ?
Kansas City has produced the prize sucker
crop so far reported. ( ! ' -
Foch at the front ought to convince the
sullen Huns that the Allies mean business.
The hog market seems to be slowly getting
the news that the cost of living is to come down.
It is quite in reason' that Village Clerk Dry
should come to Omaha to buy a second-hand
Candy is to cost more, according to the con
fectioners, who know how to gauge the coun
try's sweet tooth, y '
' What women wear still disturbs a lot of
serious-minded persons. It principally inter
ests the women, however.
Coffeet jobbers say the 100-per-eent in
crease story is . untrue, so the first of July is
robbed of a lesser terror. .
Increase in loans by Omaha banks is a proof
that money Is going to work without waiting
for a new wage schedule.
"Pershing has been made a doctor -of laws
by St Andrews, 'but he got hrs degree as bach
elor of law here in Nebraska, '
The Dutch deny having agreeed to surrender
Herr Hohenrollern, but just wait until the
sheriff comes with the papers.
One of Omaha's proudest possessions is good
health, but that is a condition for which it has
to thank.no expert from abroad.
Turning dandelions into wine may rid the
lawns of their presence, and likewise, it may get
the - turners into trouble with the state.
Austria will be told the worst on Wednes
day, which will long be remembered by the
delegates and their successors as an important
A chestnut tree 400 years old has just been
destroyed in , Pennsylvania. But "chestnuts"
many times older than that tree will continue to
circulate. ;; , . '
President Wilson again tells Europeans
Americans are not mere dollar worshippers. No,
indeed, but we are in a' fair way to learn the
value of them. . ,
Herr Ebert promises us another exhibition
of '"psychic furor Teutonicus." Having sur
vived four years of it we may be able to pull
through the impending infliction.
: The Navy department has met the steel
combine head on. It will commandeer the ma
terial needed and settle the price later on. That
is one way of dealing with a hold-up combina
v Arresting "dope peddlers" here and there is
part of the police duty, but the surest way to
discourage the traffic is to get aftet; the big men
who supply the peddlers and who reap the rich
profits. ' '
' Pancho Villa has fixed the scale for miners
-under his jurisdiction at $1.25 a day with noth
ing said about eight hours or overtime. He is
showing the lowly peon the beauty of govern
, Congressman Gallivan of Boston is going,
to introduce a bill to repeal "war-time" pro
hibition.1 It would have been more to the point
if he had shown some activity when his party
was' tacking that rider on to an appropriation
bill. ' 1
Autocracy's Loss in Pay
The collapse in imperialism has brought vast
changes in royal incomes. When the war be
gan the kaiser received from the state $3,737,386
a year and an immense sum in addition from
castles, forests and private property. The Aus
trian emperor's allowance was $4,576,000, and
. that of the king of Bavaria $1,296,303. Russia's
czar over-topped all, and his income included
the yield of over a million square miles of culti
vated land. 'The sultan of Turkey received
; $5,000,000 annually. Greece paid its king $339,
000 a year. Bulgaria's royal allowance was
$416,000. The lesser German princes had in-
t convss in six figures, running beyond $800,000
annually in Saxony, and $500,000 in Wurtem-
burg. Those who entered the war against Eng
- land lost the British marriage allowances voted
by Parliament. No other such slump in royal
emoluments is found in history. The French
revolution was a small incident in comparison.
In counting losses and gains the people of the
countries that were partners of Germany in the
war will notice this form of retrenchment.' The
lifting of the burden is of importance lo them
in making estimates of the future. -.
As far as the kaiser is concerned his income
, was much larger than these figures from the of-
ficial year-books show. He had many private
- investments that paid heavily up to the begin
ning of the war. Possibly he is now hard run
tor pocket money, but he is of a thrifty turn,
' and no doubt provided as far as he could for
all eventualities. Under present conditions he
is out of touch with financial as well as political
' s tffaira, a fact that adds to his desire to take up
a home in Germany, no matter how humble, ap
parently. That it would tte a safe retreat for
him is by no means certain. The changes of
Poor years have been tremendous. - Empires
have crumbled and passed away. The most
powerful army in the world has been so crushed
that remnants are not in sight and the navy to
matchrhas been wiped out.
So much for the pretentions of the strongest,
most .elaborate and most arrogant military caste
tf erSislSii & ojk le-fieocrat. ,
HAS OMAHA NO MEDICAL TALENT?
What it the matter, that every time an im
portant public position is opened in Omaha, we
must invite some outsider to fill it? Is it pos
sible that among all the able, proficient men of
science who make their homes here, none is'
qualified to fill the office of city health commis
sioner, that resort must be had to an eastern
man who has never yet visited the city?
The Bee knows nothing of the professional
ability of Lieut-Col. Edwards, who undoubtedly
is splendidly equipped as an expert on
sanitation and the like. But does the city stand
in urgent need of expert attention along this
line? Only this week it was announced from
the health commissioner's office that we are
very near the top of the list in regard to public
health. It scarcely is possible that this condi
tion can be greatly improved upon, nor, by the
same token, is any especial credit due to the
health department because that is so. .
That department has, not in many years
brought forward any radical reform in the ways
of living here. It has faithfully and effectively
enforced such salutary laws as have been laid
down for the guidance and control of the citi
zens in matters affecting the general health of
the community, and has encountered little or no
obstruction in so doing. The greatest fights
Omaha has had to go through along this line
was the closing of wells and outdoor closets,
thirty years ago, and the regulation of the hand
ling and delivery of milk, ten years or so" ago.
In neither of these was it necessary, to call in
outside help. The business was handled by
Omaha doctors. '
' It is true that the public service should have
the best men available, but it is also true that;
nothing in Omaha's physical conditions justifies
the employment of a health officer from abroad
because he is an expert on sanitation, housing
conditions and tuberculosis prevention. And
this is said in all deference to the opinion ex
pressed by the Douglas County Medical society
that Omaha has no doctor qualified to serve as
city health commissioner.
Complaints of the Treaty
Yost tnd the Telephone. ,
Announcement of the intention of Casper E.
Yost to retire from the active control of the
affairs of the five-state group of Bell telephone
properties must draw attention to the ex
pansion of the industry in the time since he be
came connected with it.
' It was barely a dozen years old when Mr.
Yost took up direction of the Nebraska Bell
company in 1889. The extension of the service
since then, vast as it is, but connotes the ad
vance in the science of transmitting the voice
over wires and its adaptation to the service of
man. The business management of the tele
phone has kept place with its development in
utility, and it has been in this department Mr.
Yost's ability has been chiefly exhibited.
As the directing head of the Nebraska com
pany he had put its operation at a high stage
of efficiency, and when the consolidations were
made that brought the Iowa and Northwestern
systems into group association with the Ne
braska, Casper E. Yost was retained as presi
dent. Now that he is giving over the active du
ties of executive for those of an advisory sort
he is permitted to transfer the work to the care
of a man who has grown up with him., W. B. T.
Belt, new president, has advanced step by step
as 'the telephone has increased,1 and through
actual experience has gained a knowledge that
should be of immense value to the public and
to the tremendous industry he represents.
The Bee congratulates Mr. Yost on the suc
cess that has crowned his work, and on the fact
that he may turn his load of duties over to one
so well fitted by training and by nature to
Lincoln Not to Blame.
A member of the legislature, exasperated by
the action of a group of Lincoln politicians,
threatens to ask a referendum vote on that part
of the new capitol building law which locates
the seat of government at Lincoln. This action
would do no good. It is unfair to the Capital
City to hold it responsible for the conduct of
the know-it-alls who operate from headquarters
established there. They are part of the political
life of the state. Were the capital to be re
moved from Lincoln, it would not eliminate this
element Their interests are not so directly
bound up in any community that they will be
held stationary there. I On the contrary, they
could move quite as easily as the government,
following it to whatever location might be se
lected, and there resuming their business of attending-to
other people's affairs. The city of
Lincoln has interests quite apart and separate
from state politics, and these should, not be
made to suffer merely because the actions of
the agitators who happen to be domiciled there
irritate the citizenship of the state at large.
Do not blame Lincoln for something that
would equally be held against Grand Island or
Kearney or any other Nebraska community
that might hold the state house were it located
"The Port of Missing Men."
"Missing in action 1" The direst message
that can be sent home concerning a soldier.
Any one of a thousand or more, fates may have
overtaken him,, but no one knows which. He
was last seen by a comrade, when the fight was
growing fierce. Around him was the din and
crash of battle, the shock of arms, and all the
orderly confusion of great forces meeting in
deadly conflict.' He did not answer the check
roll call, his name is not found on any list of
dead or wounded, nor does the enemy prison
release" him when its doors are opened. He
has vanished. At home parents, wife, children,
wait for a word that will tell his fate, and none
comes. But throughout the world a search is
being made for him. The United States gov
ernment will not give him up until definitely it
has been established what became of him, or
that search is hopeless. And with the govern
ment are co-operating the millions of men who
made up the army. . They, too, have a keen in
terest in the comrade who has disappeared and
are looking for him everywhere. Every agency
of the great military organization is concerned
in this, and from "The Port of Missing Men"
they are bringing back to home and rlends
those who had been lost. Only 4,444 men of
the United States forces are included in this
roster; Great Britain has over 80,00a But the
search will go on until the' last of these has
been returned or the quest is proved absolutely
hoocless. The army has its distinctly human
From the New York Post. .
"It is a good peace," .declared George
Clemenceau. But there are dissentient voices
even in France. The militarists are disappoint
ed, on the one hand, and some socialists profess
to be on the other. Somewhat similar is the
reception of the peace treaty in England. The
Northcliffe Press savs that Lloyd George's
promises have not been kept, while the labor
party perceives in the treaty, at some points,
"a compromise by capitalism and imperialism."
The middle body of English opinion, however,
heartily approves the work of the peace confer
ence. In the United States criticism is almost
wholly confined to a small body of stern and
unbending republicans, who still talk of dissect
ing out the league of nations this would-be
very like removing the spinal column of the
treaty and then calling it by another name
and asking the people to vote on it. , These
fantastic proposals will doubtless soon expire
of malnutrition. On the treaty as a whole, the
American judgment is highly favorable.
The well nigh - universal belief is , that the
severe terms imposed upon permany were
necessary both as a vindication of public law
and as a security for the future civilization.
Hardly any of the complaints made of the
treaty strike, in fact, at its substance. They
stick in the bark of its form, of its method of
being draughted. There is, for example, the
charge that it was framed in vicious "secrecy."
Three or four men sat around a table arrd
dictated everything behind drawn shades. It
does not seem to occur to the critics of the
treaty on this score that, if the whole had in
truth been a midnight concoction jealously
kept from the light, its final publication should
have been full of surprises. In fact it contains
not a single one of any moment. This deplor
ably "secret" document was fully known in
advance. Even the Germans did not pretend
that it came to them like a thunder clap. They
assert that the treaty is "brutal," but they
admit that they had had ample knowledge
beforehand of all of its important provisions.
The fact is that the wickedly secret negotiators
managed their publicity very well. From time
to time they gave out the results of their labors,
so that when, at the end, the whole was put
together in one treaty, there was not a single
sensation in it. The Germans had been given
full notice of the contents of the chalice which
was to be pressed to their lips, and the rest of
world had been granted opportunity to discuss
one part of the treaty after another.
In this fact lies the true answer to the accusa
tion that the peace conference was not
"democratic." Exactly what the authors of
this charge means by it, they have never made
clear. Some of them seemed to have wanted
a mass meeting to negotiate a treaty, with sharp
individual debates in public and personal
encounters to liven things up for' the reporters.
If Clemenceau had hurled a book at Lloyd
George and Wilson, had thrown an ink-stand
at Orlando, that would have been democratic,
we suppose. What other objectors imply in
the complaint that the conference was undemo'
cratic is that the delegations were not made up
properly. They should have contained women
and labor leaders. Perhaps, but the only
legitimate or useful sense of the word "demo
cratic," as applied to the peace conference, is
that, not of admitting the public to everything,
but laying the results of, everything before the
public. And this has been done. The process
has been going on for weeks. Bit by bit the
treaty has been put before the world. It was
only the culmination when Clemenceau on Wed
nesday handed to Brockdorff-Rantzau a docu
ment of which the latter already knew the con
tents. If this be autocratic, make the most of it.
No one in his senses expects that any or all of
these purely formal objections to the treaty will
prevent its ratification by the United States,
France or England. In all these countries, the
method of approval will be as democratic as
even Walt Whitman could wish. In England
precedent is to be departed from, in as much as
Lloyd George pledged himself to lay the treaty
directly before Parliment. The only doubt
concerns Germany's decision. That she will
.never sign so humiliating and crushing a treaty
is stoutly asserted by some German editors
and public men. But there is not so much
vigor of sincerity in this protest as one would
have expected. It may be intended to help
along the effort to secure minor modifications
in the treaty, and some such it is quite possible
that the German delegates may be able to
obtain. But the fundamental fact is one openly
confessed by Brockdorff-Rantzau. Germany is
beaten and Germany is powerless. And she
knows well that if she refuses to sign the
treaty, her last state would be worse than her
first. - .
People. You Ask About
Information About Folks In
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In This Column In Answer
to Readers' Questions. Tour
Name Will Not Be Printed.
Let The Bee Tell You.
Hoping for the Best
A story comes from New York that William
Jennings Bryan will present the name of one
of his old pastors as a candidate for moderator
before the general assembly of the Presbyterian
church, when that body meets at St. Louis this
month. ' And yet, Mr. Bryan, the story states,
is a candidate for the place and that he will be
Far be it from this organ, of brotherly love
to raise a protest against any arrangement the
brethren may make, for we are already com
mitted to Brother Bryan's candidacy. We ex
pect to (ote for him on the first ballot, and
stick until he is elected. We have no second
choice. But we fear the consequences if the
"boy orator of the Platte" takes the platform
and makes one of his cross of gold speeches.
We remember the Chicago convention of 1896.
We recall the Baltimore convention of 1912.
We have a good deal of confidence in the great
commoner being able to defeat almost any can
didate, even himself, if he goes to do his
"derndest," which we hope he is not going to
do, this being a religious gathering.
And if he is only nominating his former
pastor for the purpose of having a little brush
with him it looks to us like a cruel joke to
play on a former pastor. We'll say that much.
Kansas City Star.
The Day Vie Celebrate.
John H. Dumont of 3. H. Dumont & Co.,
real estate and insurance, born in 1854.
Dr. Charles F. Crowley, professor of chemis
try in the Crelghton Medical college, born 1869.
Charles F. Weller, president of the Richard
son Drug company, born 1844.
John Kresl, secretary and treasurer of the
O. K. Hardware company, born 1887.
Edward F. Schurlg, electrical engineer, born
188. ' .
Levi P. Morton, the only living ex-vlce presi
dent of the United States, born at Shoreham,
Vt, 95 years ago. '
Sir Frank Barnard, lieutenant governor of
British Columbia, born In Toronto, 63 years ago.
Gen. Ell Torrance of Minnesota, former commander-in-chief
of the G. A. R., born at New
Alexandria, Pa,, 75 years ago.
Lord Sheffield, member of the British privy
council and a noted authority on educational
maters, born In London, 80 years ago.
Andrleus A. Jones, United States senator
from New Mexico, born at Union City, Tenn.,
67 years ago.
Medlll McCormick, the new United States
senator from Illinois, born in Chicago, 42 years
Thirty Tears Ago in Omaba.
Toung women , having creditable work on
exhibition with the Western Art association are
Misses E. J. Shulze, Nelle Rosewater, Sadie Kel
ley, Edith Pratt, K. E. Pettis, Teana McLen
non, Minnie Blackburn, Ada K. Farnsworth. .
Local master plumbers are on a strike.
The Episcopalian state council met at Trin
'The Twelve Temptations" opened for a see-
on eQKagemegt at gpyd'l op.ejrji house
Republican Women Organize.
. Are women of the republican party
organizing? If so, Is anything be
lng done in Nebraska? A Republi
can. ' .
Yes, women of the republican par
ty are organizing throughout the
United States. The country has
been divided Into seven regional dls
tricts, or groups of states, for better
working purposes. At the head of
each district is a chairman familiar
with her own particular section, who
Is also a member of the women's
republican national executive com
Mrs. Margaret Hill McCarter of
Kansas has been given North and
South Dakota, Nebraska and Okla
homa, in addition to her own state.
Mesdames Thomas H. Carter and
Raymond Robins are chalrmen-at-large:
Miss Mary Garrett Hay has
the chairmanship of the state of
New York; Miss Maude Wetmpre,
the New England states; Mrs. Flor
ence Collins Porter, the California
district; Mrs. Josephine Corliss
Preston, the northwest: Mrs. John
Glover South, the southern district
and Mrs. Medlll McCormick is in
charge of states In the Illinois dis
trict. Organization in all these districts
has been commenced and state
chairmen are being appointed.
Cabrera and Carranza.
How does Cabrera stand with the
Mexican government at present?
If you mean how does he stand
with the Carranza forces, the answer
is, very well. He Is regarded as the
leading civilian candidate for the
presidency of Mexico, and Is prob
ably better known outside the re
public than any of the others who
aspire to succeed President Car
ranza. Several years ago Cabrera
served as chairman of the joint
commission named to adjudicate the
differences between the United States
and Mexico. At that time he was
in charge of the financial affairs of
the Carranza government. Much
travel in Europe and in the United
States and careful study of methods
of government abroad have made
him a well informed citizen and ad
viser of his country, with his influ
ence always cast on the side of liber
alism. In his writings and in his
public addresses he has done more
than any other person to make clear
the precise, meaning of the revolu
tionary changes through which Mex
ico has been passing during the last
few years. .
, I,. O. J. The man yon refer to Is
Frank Mondell, who, as republican
floor leader, is busy directing the or
ganization of the republican major
ity in readiness for the.ssembling of
the 66th congress. He has been a
representative from Wyoming al
most continuously for a quarter of a
century. Born in Missouri in 1860,
Mr. Mondell left his native state for
Wyoming at the age of 27 years. He
identified himself with the republican
party, and has worked steadily
for. its success in local, state and na
tional spheres of activity. His first
venture in politics and office-holding
was, in standing for the state senate
and winning. Then he went to con-
(Peggy and Billy go with Smiling
Teacher on a trip to the Sahara deeert In
a Oeosraphy-plane. A Bedouin aeeka to
wed Smiling Teacher and make Vegty a
lave.) : '
The Sand Storm. ''
SMILING TEACHER and Peggy
looked Into the faces ofHhe Be-
aouins squauea around them in a
circle and saw them for what they
were half-barbarians. There was
no pity in their eyes, no friendliness.
Tho son of the sheik had BDOken
Smiling Teacher must become one
of the wives of the harem and Peggy
must become a slave girl.
"Let the ceremony begin," spoke
the young Bedouin, releasing Smil
ing Teacher from his grasp. She
glanced quickly around the circle,
seeking a way of escape. But they
were hemmed in on' all sides. And
beyond was the broad desert stretch
ing for miles and miles with no
friend or ally to save them.
But there was a friend. In all the
excitement Smiling Teacher and
Peggy had forgotten him. But he
had not forgotten them. He was out
on the desert sands watching and
waiting a chance to aid. Now with
preparations for the wedding finish
ed, and the son of the sheik about to
take the hand of Smiling Teacher,
there was a thudding sound as a
heavy creature tore through the
tents and broke the circle of squat
ting Bedouins. A flying spear caught
in the robes of the young Bedouin,
tangling him so that he fell to the
The heavy creature was the Run
away Camel. On his back was Billy
Peggy found herself back in her
seat in school. .
Belgium. It fwas Billy who had
thrown at the son of the sheik the
very spear with which the young
Bedouin had slain the lions.. Now
jsuiy was straddllnsr the camel and
reaching down a hand on either
"Catch hold!" he shouted to Smil
ing Teacher and Pggy. They obey
ed on the instant, and he lifted
them from the ground as the camel
rushed straight ahead through, the
circle and out into the desert beyond.
Smiling Teacher pulled herself up
10 tne pack: of the camel ana men
helped Billy null Peesrv no.
The camel set of at full speed
across the silvery sands. From be
hind came excited shouts as the Be
douins rushed for the horses. Then,
looking back, the fugitives saw the
Bedouins mount and set off in pur
suit. The camel had a good start, but
nis load was heavy and the Arabian
steeds of the men of th desert were
"If we can only get to the Geog
raphy plane we will be safe," gasped
Nearer and nearer drew the pur
suing Bedouins, Capture seemed cer
tain. The heavily laden camel could
never outrun the Arabian horses.
But suddenly they became aware of
a roaring sound, like a water-fall or
a rapids. The moon grew dark and
looking they saw a black cloud
rushing down upon them. This
cloud swallowed up the Bedouins, as
though it were a flood.
"A sand storm," grunted the cam
el, and abruptly he stopped his
flight, and flopped down on his
knees. Smiling Teacher. Peggy and
Billy again went flying over his
head. "Get behind me and cover up
your, heads," warned the camel
stretching his long neck flat upon
the sand. ,
"No, run , for the plane," cried
Billy, and away they raced. -
Darting over a ridge and into a
hollow, they found the Geography
plane before them. In a trice Billy
had Jumped into the pilot's seat,
while Smiling Teacher and Peggy
had darted into the cabin. The en
gine started with a roar, the plane
darted out of the hollow, and rose
into the air. Just as the blinding
swirling blizzard of sand swept upon
them. The plane rocked and shook,
while the sand pelted against the
glass cabin like sleet, but they rose
and rose until they were in the clear
air above. There they . darted for
ward at full speed. Into the day
light they flashed, then then
Peggy suddenly found herself back
in her seat at school.
Smiling Teacher was smiling at
her. So were the other pupils.
"Did you find our geography les
son interesting, Peggy?" asked
teacher, "Can you tell us what it
"Oh, about the Sahara desert,
.Daily Dot Puzzle
7 6 I
37 33 i I3e
When you have traced to forty nine, '
You'll see a little friend of mine. ;
Draw from one to two and to on to th
gress, and after one term became
assistant commissioner at the gen
eral land office, a post where he was
able to bring his special knowledge
of western conditions into play. Re
entering congress In 1899 he has re
mained there, and is now an ex
perienced parliamentarian and a
man with mastery of lawmaking
Few people know that Maj. Gen.
Leonard Wood, now mentioned as a
likely candidate for the republican
presidential nomination next year,
was the son of a Cape Cod country
doctor, who humbly drove his gig
Foreign Language In Schools.
MInden, Neb., May 8, 1919. Gov.
Samuel R. McKelvIe: Having read
the article in the Sunday Omaha
Bee, referring to the Injunction filed
against you and Clarence A. Davis,
attorney general, by the German
Lutheran church of the Missouri
Synod and one of the Catholic
churches of Omaha, let me say:
The action of the German Luth
eran church does not meet with my
approval. I have been a member of
this church all my life, educated as
I was in the parochial school and
living in a community where the
population was practically all Ger
mans makes me think I know what
I am talking about.
The Lutheran church Joined hands
with the Catholic church, the church
that I was taught to believe was the
most horrible church organization
on the face of the earth. Yet a
year ago when five ministers of the
Ltitheran church were invited to at
tend a Victory loan meeting in the
auditorium at Lincoln they deliber
ately insulted the state and nation by
refusing to attend, on the ground
that the -Catholic priests would be
present and preside at this meeting,
and by their action they cast a re
flection of disloyalty upon every
member of the Lutheran church.
And it took a lot of work to con
vince the public that we, as members
of the Lutheran church, -were not
responsible for this action. I went
before the Council of Defense and
was instrumental in helping to clear
the good name of all loyal. Amer
icans of , German descent Prac
tically these same men would have
you believe that they represent the
sentiment of all the members of the
German Lutheran church which I
deny as not being true. -
I know of many who are of my
opinion and believe the language
law is a good law and ought to be
enforced. The reasons given for
this injunction as I see them are
the best reasons In the world why
the law ought to be complied with.
The fact that a child when it
enters school cannot talk the Amer
ican language Is a strong reason why
it ought to be taught this language.
They say It interferes with the teach
ing of religion, which assertion is
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unfounded. Language has nothing
to do with religion in any sense. But
it has a lot to do with making a
better and more loyal citizen of a
man who is well versed In the lan
guage of our country or the lan
guage of some foreign country.
They say it retards education. I
believe if the facts were known the
greater per cent of all the children
who attended parochial schools
which terminates when they are con
firmed into the church at 14 or 15
years of age could not pass a sixth
grade examination In our public
schools, and when placed in our
public schools they are so far behind
the children of their age that they
become discouraged and drop out.
This was my experience. My boy's
education was ruined on account of
this and I say it is all wrong to re
tard children In their right to a
L. A. DASHER.
back and forth in the little village
of Pocasset. After the death of his
father Wood entered Harvard Med
ical school, where with tutoring and
doing outside work he got through
and paid his own way. Shortly aft
erwards, in 1886, he was appointed
an assistant surgeon i in the aimy.
His success in the military field was
meteoric in the speed in which he
climbed to the top. In less than 12
years he rose from the post of sur
geon to, that of chief of staff of the
army. He was first in command of
the Rough Riders in the Spanish
war and later was military governor
of Cuba and a commander in the
Philippines. From 1910 to 1914 he
was chief of staff. In later years
General Wood has held th com
mand of one or another of the im
portant departments of the army.
During the war with Germany he
was in command of Camp Funston.
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"Why yon know more than all
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But Peggy only smiled 1 back a!
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