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THE BEE: TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 1919.
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Warning to autoists inclined to speed up:
Don't do it.
The bolshevist movement in Canada seems to
lie petering out.
Sign at Versailles or Berlin
i:ot particularly care which.
-the Allies do
Dr. Bernard Dernburg is protesting against
signing the treaty. Has von Pape lost his voice?
"It's cool in Colorado," all right, when Den
very celebrates the first of June with a snowstorm.
Wonder if the Winnipeg strike has anything
to do with this Medicine Hat weather we are
Mr. Wilson got a puncture on his way to St.
Germain, but it was in an auto tire and no harm
' Those Hun peace delegates should know by
this time that sparring for time is only prolong
ing the agony.
-"AH the important nations of the earth are
represented at the peace table by their greatest
statesmen." Yes, all but one.
The no-stop cross-continent aeroplane flight
will be due before long. We'll be on the look
out when they pass over Omaha.
The watch of the Rio Grande has been re
established, and this time it ought to he main
tained till something is settled.
Herr Hohenzollern has been allowed to read
the treaty, and it is said he does not like it a
little bit Another argument in its favor.
The National War Garden commission has
heeen dissolved. All right, let's call them some
other name, but keep them at work for us.
Paderewski pleads that the new republic
of Poland is not responsible for the pogroms,
and asks for an investigation by the Allies. Stop
the murders first.
Austrians opened their act in the peace con
ference by complaining because they had been
kept waiting. They need not worry; all that is
coming will reach them soon enough.
-The alleged student of the University of
Nebraska who went to Kansas City to obtain
liquor for commencement festivities has met a
fate he deserved. He is in the hands of the
Previous practice in the police department
put officers under suspension whenever involved
in serious misconduct charges to be restored
when they cleared themselves. Seems to be
-. The senate committee at least was informed
that no collusion existed between the Postal
Telegraph company and the Postoffice depart
ment, in the matter of taking over the wires.
But the point is how to turn them back.
London policemen show signs of returning
reason. They called off the strike and are pa
tiently plodding their beats, guarding and up
holding the majesty of the law with that sol
emnity of mien attainable only by one of the
Critics of the NC-4 set out that the journey
consumed twenty-three days, whereas a reason
able trip by steamer only requires six. Yes,
but the main thing is, it was accomplished. The
first steamer trip was not a record in the point
of time elapsed on passage.
Interesting Odds and Ends
The rat is is the only wild animal that lives
under the same roof with man.
Those who have to do heavy brain work re
quire more sleep than the most strenuous man
ual laborers, for the reason that the body re
cuperates more quickly than the mind.
Within the last few years the price of furni
ture made of mahogany and walnut has almost
doubled, largely because of the vast amount of
these woods being used in the making of aero
In the early days of the confectionery trade
it was entirely in the hands of the apothecaries.
Not until the beginning of the 18th century was
the confectionery business separated from that
of the apothecary, and sweets pure and simple
began to be sold.
The recent tumbling of thrones and crowns
in Europe is not without historical precedent.
Napoleon's downfall in 1814 emptied seven
thrones, from Warsaw to Spain, and the wave of
revolution in 1848 swept eight sovereigns, in
cluding the pope himself, into exile.
One pound of wheat is of far greater value as
food than a pound of meat. A pound of wheat
contains about 13 ounces of nutritive food, the
remaining three ounces consisting mainly of
water and fiber.. A pound of the lean portion
of meat contains only four ounces of nutritive
The newest of indoor sports is shooting at
moving pictures. The old-fashioned shooting gal
lery with its bulls-eye targets, its clay pipes, or
its silver balls dancing on water jets is "out of
date and doomed. One can now shoot at the
naturally moving likeness of beast and bird or
fven at columns of advancing infantry and cav
alry. It is a fact not generally known that half a
million cats were enlisted by Britain to help
fight the Huns. During the second year of the
war some one discovered thai cats have a deep
rooted aversion to poison gas, and gave notice
of its presence long before any human being
had an inkling of the danger. So hundreds of
thousands of stray felines were picked up in
I .i.iriATi -nrl nfhrr r:lir and shinned oil whole
sale to the front, tn addition to serving as gas
.-letertcire the rats also rendered valuable IicId
in the clearinr of trenches and dug-outs of rats
4 xaccaia . N
WERE THE BURDEN BELONGS.
. Spokesmen for Germany continue to protest
that the burden being placed upon them by the
peace terms is more than they can bear, that it
means that Germany must work for decades to
icome to get out from under the load, that the
conditions imposed are barbarous and brutal and
altogether beyond possibility of fulfillment.
Foreseeing the answer that the burden should
rest upon those who are responsible for it, these
German apologists also keep repeating their de
sire for an impartial inquiry into the causes of
the war with a view to determining who is to
blame, in the hope, of course, that by making
people believe there was real provocation or
that other nations were likewise at fault, the jus
ticeof the decree of the peace conference may
be questioned, and the case perhaps reopened.
This is all for effect upon people possessed
of short memories and unaccustomed to looking
below the surface. Had Germany not made
scraps of paper of its sacred treaties, repudiated
its most solemn obligations, launched forth upon
a program of world domination, deliberately
thrown the brand of death and desolation over
the face of all Europe, there would have been
no war burden to. bear. The question now is
not that of loading Germany down to hold it
back on the path of progress, but to take the
load off of the nations which would have been
Germany's victims had the gauge of battle
fallen the other way. It is not a question of
Germany working for years for the Allies, but
of relieving the allied nations of the necessity
of working for Germany indefinitely to
make good the damage and cost of four years
of devastating war forced upon them despite
every effort to avoid it.
Had the Huns won out or secured an incon
clusive peace, they might by skillful camouflage
have so obscured the records as to satisfy those
who sympathized with them that they had some
plausible excuse for precipitating the world into
the horrors of war. It is the irony of fate that
Germany must -pull the yoke it fashioned for
its enemies. Those pleading for Germany
should have thought of the weight of the burden
and the possibility of having themselves to
carry it, before they made it so heavy.
Republicans Are United.
Our democratic friends are lashing them
selves into a froth over what they call the "pro
gressive surrender." If the senators they label
progressives had voted against their party and
enabled the democratic reactionaries to capture
the senate organization, then the present soap
chewing would be replaced by boastings of
democratic excellence rather than admissions of
patriotic sacrifice made by the senators who are
now being abused for not aiding the democrats
instead of preferring their own party. As the
matter stands, the country and the world, too,
should feel relieved because the republicans de
clined to (divide their strength and permit the
return of the democratic incompetents to power.
Tremendously important problems confront the
present congress, and as these overshadow in
dividuals, so the duty of service comes ahead
both of personal prejudice and difference of
opinion as to party policy. That is something
the demcjerats fail to comprehend. The people
who handed the commission to the republicans,
look to them to execute the trust, and this they
can do only by working together and not apart.
Liberty's Shrine in the Argonne.
It was not the soldier but the man, whose
heart was touched to its deepest core, who
spoke when John J. Pershing closed his Memor
ial Day talk at the Argonne cemetery with these
Farewell, dear comrades. Here under the
clear skies, on the green hillside and amid the
flowering field of France, in the quiet hush of
peace, we leave you forever in God's keeping.
And as the guns crashed and the bugles sung
in salute to the dead, a new shrine for Liberty
was formally consecrated, dedicated far beyond
human power by the sacrifice of the brave men
who rest there. In the simple language of a
sincere man, General Pershing voiced the
respect of their comrades, while General Foch
and General DeGoutte added brief tributes to
the American dead. The ceremony is symbolic
of the years to come, when that burying ground
will bear testimony to the devotion of the
American people to their ideals, and will be
an inspiration, even to the French who have
so gloriously and tenaciously defended their
land and their homes. Others may draw from
vit the lesson of unselfish sacrifice, of high de
termination, and from their graves these dead
American boys will speak to generations unborn
the message of hope and encouragement. They
did not die in vain.
America Must Hold Its Wire Supremacy.
While the telegraph and telephone service
in this country has been slipping, or at best
stagnating, with no prospect of improvement
except the promise of the Postoffice department
to turn back the lines within the year, the Brit
ish authorities are already taking steps for im
portant extension and betterment of their rapid
communication systems. The biggest innova
tion is to be the burying of the wires, not only
in the cities as we have done at the terminals,
but throughout their entire length. According
to the prospectus one new underground line car
rying 104 telephone and 56 telegraph circuits is
to be put in at once between London and Man
chester, and another with lesser equipment be
tween London and Southampton. Branch lines
and connections which have been held up
through shortness of material during the war
period are also to be built at once and the tele
phone 'and telegraph system of Great Britain
speeded up in its development as it never was
before. It is plain that American , work with
the telegraph and telephone here at home and
more especially in the war zone has impressed
the British with their own backwardness and
that they are now going to try to catch up with
and pass us. It behooves us, therefore, to bend
our energies to improvements that will main
tain our supremacy. Both the telegraph and the
telephone are achievements of American inven
tive genius and we will look to American genius
and enterprise to keep us at the head of the
Everyone wants permanent world-peace, but
unfortunately people differ as to the best way
to bring it about and some even are uncon
vinced that it is within the attainable. Under
such circumstances is it any wonder that it is
not going unanimous?
Jupiter Pluvitis took considerable liberty with
the opening hours of Juno's favorite month.
These family troubles in high Olympus make a
lot of inconvenience fojr mortals.
Getting Back to Civil Life
From the Philadelphia Ledger.
The men in America's service in war often
looked on their return to "God's country" and
to the peaceful old life they knew much as lost
souls in hell according to theologians of past
times were supposed to gaze at the gates of
heaven. They could think of no happiness
greater than that of doffing the trappings of
war for the habiliments of peace and going back
to work at the good old job.
Now that they are back, with all their de
served honors thick upon them, and now that
the process of demobilization is every day re
turning many of them to civilian costume and
custom, it is not the exceptional but the general
experience for a man to find himself lost ill at
ease restive and positively uncomfortable in
the life of peace, to which he thought he would
slide back so easily..
His work brings him within four walls again,
out of the open. To be sure, the out-of-doors
was often made intensely horrible for the sol
dier by the damnable contraptions of the Ger
man. He could not retire to his dugout secure
against the gas or flamcrojector. But at the
times when it -was not poisoned or blackened the
air was fresh and the life was as free as mili
tary duty permitted.
In the camps at home the bugles blew for
all sorts of things at all sorts of hours, and a
man had to turn out for a great variety of ex
ercises not when he liked, but in concert with a
mighty host who must synchronize their move
ments. That was not liberty. It was nothing like
liberty. The men concerned were temporarily
giving up their liberty that they might gain
liberty for all the rest of us. At home or abroad,
individual prerogative and initiative were sacri
ficed for the greater good of the greater num
ber that came of concerted action.
But whether in cantonment here or in the
held over there, the men were members ot a
great machine of quick action and alert de
cision, which to a great extent did their think
ing for them. They were in the groove of
routine. They did not come by their daily
bread by their own business. They got about
$30 a month and their "keep," in place usually of
the very much larger sum which they had made
for themselves by their own enterprise. Now
that they have returned, there is nothing auto
matic, nothing self-determining, about the days
regimen. They are thrown entirely upon their
own resources, and no longer upon those of a
vast, complex military establishment mechanic
ally functioning to make provision for them.
No wonder it takes time to effect the ad
justment! No wonder that many men feel
strangers though at homel There is a curtain
of blood and fire and hurtling shells between
the present life and the past, between today and
yesterday. It is part of your proper concern
and mine to ease the transition as much as we
can, to make our sympathy felt, to hold the
doors open, to be a little indulgent to those who
have stepped out of a world of sharp command
and instant obedience to our easy-going, un
imaginative and even unsympathetic sphere that,
humming the tune "The War is Over," goes
blithely about its appointed tasks so soon for
getting its hero worship and the wounded men.
Surely after all they did for, us we must be
mindful of them and try in all ways to reconcile
them to their present surroundings.
Government Money in Railroads
The $1,200,000,000 asked of congress by Di
rector General Hines for the railroad adminis
tration is additional to the $500,000,000 appro
priated for the railroads last year.
These are large sums of money. Their total
just about equals the cost before the war of
running the entire federal government for two
years. How such huge requirements now arise
on account of the railroads alone is not made
precisely clear. Mr. Hines hastens the assur
ance that the roads "should" be able to pay
back the $1,200,000,000 in time. This is because
the money would be spent on capital account and
not for operating deficits.
But there is no great certainty on this point.
We are only certain that the $500,000,000 has
been virtually spent already and no part of the
sum will ever go back to the government. It
measures the amount by which the net income
of the roads fall short of the guaranteed rental
to the roads during 1918 and up to May 1 of
this year. Yet more than half of this deficit of
$500,000,000 accrued during the four months of
the present year. And that deficiency continues
with little sign of abatement. What are the di
rector general's reasons for supposing a good
part of the additional $1,200,000,000 now asked
for will not go the same way before the. year is
It is made clear, however, that the govern
ment will have become a large creditor of the
roads by the time they are returned to their
owners. This is important. It must weigh with
congress in the reconstruction of the regulative
system which has concededly become impera
tive. New York World.
An Unwashed Plutocracy
Either there is a well, a prevaricator loose
in Boston, or it is time for the Massachusetts
State Board of Health to "get busy" in that
home of the cranks. One of these latter a
doctor who writes books is proclaiming a
theory that health may be promoted by the
abolition of the bath and the adoption of various
other things. As an evidence of the soundness
of his theory he declares that he has made con
verts to his down-with-the-bath cult in the sa
cred precincts of the Back Bay.
We don't believe that for a minute. If he
had said that dozens of wealthy women in that
home of luxury have adopted his theory of
draperies without underclothing, or that those
women were eating "coarse grains" the bean
is not a grain, but a legume in the hope of
reaching this doctor's ideal age of 110, we might
have accepted it. The great Bronson Alcott be
lieved that only those fruits of the earth were
healthful which "aspired" he ate apples and
pears, but refused potatoes; cabbages he could
swallow, but not carrots. After that discrimina
tion almost anything is possible from the home
"l fads; anything, indeed, except the abolition of
he bathtub. Brooklyn Eagle.
I T O D A V
The Dey We Celebrate.
Jacob L. Kaley, attorney at law, born 1853.
King George V of Great Britain born at Marl
borough House, London, 54 years ago.
Raymond B. Fosdick. selected as one of the
permanent American officials in the league of
nations, born at Buffalo, N. Y., 36 years ago.
Dr. James Brown Scott, one of the technical
advisers to the United States delegation at the
peace conference, born in Bruce county, On
tario, 53 years ago..
Rt. Rev. Charles M. Beckwith, Episcopal
bishop of Alabama, born in Prince George coun
ty, Virginia, 68 years ago.
Laurence J. Henderson, professor in biologi
cal chemistry at Harvard university, born at
Lynn, Mass., 41 years ago.
Sam Bernard, one of the best known come
dians of the American stage, born at Birming
ham, Ala., 56 years ago.
Thirty Years Ago in Omaha.
In response to a telegram from Johnstown.
Pa., Mayor Broatch promised immediate aid
from Omaha to the flood sufferers.
Candidates elected to the school hoard to
succeed Messrs.. Wehrer, Spalding, Morrison,
Spore and Parmelee, were: Euclid Martin, J.
J. Points. W. S. Poppleton, nonpartisans, and
Charles Wehrer and Dr. Spalding, republicans.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Metcalf left yesterday
for an extended European tour.
Champion S. Chase, president of the Humane
society, has written a letter to Chief Seavey in
which he sayi many hones are checked too
Friend of the Soldier
Replies will be given in this
column to questions relating
to the soldier and his prob
lems, in and out of the army.
Names will not be printed.
Ask T h e B e e to Answer.
ijt&e qJso&s' Qom&r
Twenty Year Endowment.
The endowment policies are com
ing more and more into favor with
men carying life insurance. These
policies run for various periods of
years but probably the one best
known as the 20-year endowment.
This policy is one on which the in
ured pays premiums for 20 years and
at the end of that time, he receives
the face value of his policy in a
lump sum. On this policy, the in
sured not only pays for protection,
but he has to add enough to that to
build up a savings fund which will
amount to the face value of his pol
icy at the end of 20 years. Because
of this fact, the 20-year endowment
policy is a very expensive policy, al
though it is probably the most talked
of policy of all, yet In a vast major
ity of cases, it is the least practica
ble. It is & good policy for young
men making large salaries who are
unable to save, because this policy
loads them down with a heavy prem
ium and compels them to save. It
will teach them to be thrifty. It is
also a good policy in a business sense
for the man who is looking forward
20 years and has a definite place for
this particular sum of money that
he expects to receive at that time.
But this policy has some very ser
ious objections, especially for young
men. In the first place, it matures
wherfttSsey are too young. It leaves
them without insurance at a time
In their lives when they will still
need insurance but they either have
to pay a very high premium rate for
a new policy at that.age or they will
be unable to secure" another policy
because of some physical defect. It
also matures at an impracticable age
except for the man who is carrying
it purely as a business policy, because
the average man is at the height of
his career from 40 to 55, and usually
does not need a policy to mature
during those years.
The yearly premium on each
$1,000 of insurance, on the govern
ment policv is as follows:
Age 20, $39.10.
Age 25, $39.35.
Age 30, $39.69.
Age 35, $40.28.
For further information addlress:
Conservation Section, Bureau of
War Risk Insurance, Washington,
"LITTLE LAME LADDIE.."
(The Mighty Bronze Qenfe, at tha re
quest of Peggy and Billy, carries the Lit
tle Lame Laddie to Birdland, where Judge
Owl tells of a Great Doctor who builds
German Prisoners Still Held.
Grateful: The prisoner of war
escort companies are not likely to be
released until after the peace treaty
is signed, because no steps have yet
been taken for the repatriation of
German prisoners. Address the Ad
jutant General of the Army at Wash
ington, D. C, for information re
garding an individual soldier. No
fee is charged for such information
as he may give you but you may
have to expend some patience await
ing reply to your letter.'
Z. R. You still do not give us
enough information to make possi
ble an answer to your inquiry. In
the first place, the prisoner of war
escort companies are not attached to
any divisions, and in the second
place if the soldier you inquire about
has been transferred to infantry
service, his P. W. E. identification no
longer holds and we should have the
number of his regiment in the in
fantry in order to tell you to which
division he is attached.
Mrs. V. M. The 115th field sig
nal battalion as part of the Second
army is scheduled for early return
home, although no date is set for its
sailing. The government is con
templating sending service of supply
units to Antwerp, Belgium, to serve
the armv of occupation in Germany.
P. F. V. A. P. O. 762 was attach
ed to the 83d division. That di
vision has sailed for home, and all
its service units are supposed to
have come with it.
MUCH IX liTTTLE.
A red-hot iron will
putty so that it can be
Recently invented stuffed animals
for children have skins that can be
removed and washed.
India hold the record for images.
It has been estimated that there are
quite 300.000.000 images of the va
rious gods there.
First suggested more than 200
years ago, the plan of building a ca
nal give Paris direct communica
tion with the English channel at Di
eppe again is receiving serious con
sideration. After long experimenting New
Zealand government chemists have
succeeded in separating dirt from
kauri gum and increasing its yield
of oil, largely used in varnlsh-mal
aolice Sergeant Hainea turned
over to Mayor Yont of Greensburg,
Pa., a baby shad fish that he found
on the steps of the city hall, but no
body can explain how the baby shad,
nsn got mere.
The signing of the armistice and
the near approach of definite peace
has led to a general collapse in
freight rates all over the east, with
the result that the Japanese and
other charterers of ship at extraor
dinarily high rates, which have ob
tained for more than a year, are
now losing very rapidly. With short
cargo supplies such losses are certain
The British military authorities
have established model dairy farms
at Bassorah, Amara. Kut, Bagdad,
Ramadi, Hillah and Nasiriyah. These
are managed by experts and the
milk is treated under hygienic con
ditions. Each farm has been equip
ped with an up-to-date dairy plant
and machinery and the whole dairy
product, consisting of milk, cream
and butter, is turned over to the
The Scared Negro.
THE Mighty Bronze Genie pranced
and galloped like a race
horse, giving Little Lame Laddie a
thrilling and exciting ride on the way
toward Great Doctor's camp. The re
sult was that he soon got all out of
breath. So did Peggy and Billy, and
mey were glad to throw themselves
down on a grassy bank beside the
river where the Genie stopped for a
Lame Laddie was filled with glad
wonder. He had never before been
in the woods and all about him were
things that surprised and delighted
"Rattelty, rattelty, how do you
do?" cried King Fisher in his funny
"How do you do!" answered Little
Lame Laddie with a smile. Then
he grew wildly excited as King Fish
er suddenly dived into the deep
waters of the river.
"Oh, he has fallen into the water!
He will be drowned!" shrieked Lame
Laddie. Billy Belgium laughed.
"Why, King Fisher Is only fish
ing," he said. "Watch him come
Just then King Fisher struggled to
"Save Me! Save Me!" be shrieked.
"A spook is after me."
the surface and rose into the air,
carrying with him a fine flsh he had
"Oh, how splendid!" cried Lame
Laddie, "i didn't know birds were
"Look at Blue Heron out there at
the ode of the woods," answered
Pino Heron was standing perfect
ly still. Then down flashed his
spearlike beak, and when ho raised
it there was a squirming flsh held
"What fun! T'd like to en Ash
ing cried Lame Laddie.
"So on hall," declared the Mighty
Bronze (Jenle. "J have a hook and
line in my pocket, and if Billy Bel
gium will cut you a pole we will fix
you up in a jifly."
Billy picked out a slender branch
of a tree and trimmed it into a pole, ,
while Peggy dug bait with a sharp
stick. The Genie fastened the line
I to the pole and showed Little Lame
Laddie how to fish. ,
"Now, you can stay here fishing !
while we look for the Great Doc- '
tor," said the Genie.
"I'll tell my birds to look after ,
you," said Peggy to Lame Laddie, i
She called to the birds, and they I
came flocking to her from all direc- 1
"I'll see that he gets his fish," j
said King Fisher, winking his right ;
eye at Peggy. I
"So will I," added Blue Heron. !
winking his left eye, as he gulped '
down the flsh he had caught. j
"And ' I'll show you the way to :
Great Doctor's camp," hooted Judge '.
Owl, hustling away with the Genie, !
Peggy and Billy after him. ;
They found the camp half a mile
up the ricer. No one was in sight
except a fat negro cook.
"That's the black man I scared i
last night when he thought I was a
ghost," chuckled Judge Owl. "I'm
going to scare him again," and the
judge slipped quietly into one of the
Hello! Where's the Great Doc
tor?" asked the Genie of the negro.
"None of your business! He is
on his vacation," growled the negro,
not looking up.
"But we want new legs for a Little
Lame Laddie. How much will the
doctor charge?" asked Peggy.
"His smallest fee is $1,000,"
Lgrowled the cook, still not looking
"Geewillickers, I can't raise a
thousand dollars," gasped the
"Wouldn't do any good if you
could. The dootor doesn't want to
be bothered on his vacation. So you
"Don't you dare to say that to
DAILY DOT PUZZLE
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What is sitting here with Kate?
1 race the lines to 58.
Draw from on to two and ao on to thai
me!" thundered the Genie. Alarmed
by his roar, the negro looked up.
Then he jumped for the tent.
' Keep away. I've got a gun in
here!" he threatened. Into the tent
he bounded. Then, more quickly,
he bounded out again. "Save me!
Save me!" he shrieked. "A spook
is after me."
("Tomorrow will be told how Jurire Owl
plays a joke.)
American Ships Sunk.
Bertrand, Neb., May 28. To the
Editor of The Bee: I am pretty
sure that the Lusitania was the first
ship that Germany sunk for the
United States. What is the name
of the second ship? What are the
dates when these ships were sunk?
How many United States ships did it
sink before the United States en
tered the war? Thank you ever so
much for the Information. E. P.
Answer The first American ship
sunk by the Germans was the 'Wil
liam P. Frye on its way from Seattle
to Liverpool with a cargo of wheat.
The vessel was sunk after all hands
had been removed. The Lusitania
was not an American, but was a
British ship. Altogether the Ger
mans are charged with illegally
sinking 20 American vessels before
the United States declared war on
uermany. The list is too long to
but it does not rollow that they wish
to become citizens of an international
league that bids fair to become the
greatest trouble-maker since the
serpent deceived Eve in the Garden
of Eden. Taft tells us the league
will not meddle with our domestic af
fairs, but he is proved in error by
finding our greatest domestic ques
tion, i. e., the labor question, already
in the league. Wilson assure us that
the world has changed and the na
tion will operate under the league on
the Golden Rule plan, but the worst
trouble with our president's proph
ecies is that they never come true.
Our people will do well to get all the
information of the league they can,
but they should steer clear from
A. C. RANKIN.
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Against the "League."
Oxford, Neb., May 30. To the
Editor of The Bee: If as Wilson
and Hitchcopk say, a great majority
of our people are for the league of
nations, why all this propaganda to
create public sentiment in favor of
the senate swallowing it whole with
out amending it for good, or detach'
ing its blundering errors? The peo
ple have had a long wait for even
a synopsis o the peace treaty and
surely it would be wisdom for them
to hold their verdict now until the
official copy is received and discussed
by the senate, which is the consti
tutional body to pass upon treaties.
who Is furnishing the money to
finance this gigantic press bureau
and gallery speaking tour for the
league of nations?
Why is it that every man who
dares to raise his voice to warn his
countrymen of the dangers to our
government that lurk in the league
has to be maligned as a reactionary
and a political wire puller, as well
as a heartless wretch who would
take delight in seeing the world
plunged into future wars? The fact
that the senate was not consulted
and, up to date, has not been fully-
advised of all the entangling al
lances Wilson has promised for our
government is positive proof that the
league is not a democratic measure;
that it is neither open nor being
openly arrived at and also that "self-
determination of our people is aa
If ever there was a tirn for oui
citizens to keep cool and think clear
and hard, that time is now. It is no
small matter to dethrone our con
stitution, which has stood the test
of war and peace and proved elastic
enough to safeguard our interests.
yet by no right construction does it
sanction establishing a White House
In Paris, nor does it offer one Jot of
power for our president or congress
to delegate away our rights to a for
eign league. We entered the war for
no such purpose; but instead, to pre
serve our constitution -and redress
the murders committed on our citi
zens by Germany.
Senator Hitchcock has., deserted
his post of duty at Washington to
go out and manufacture sentiment
among the people that they may
bring pressure on the senate to sup
press their opposition to foreign, en
tanglements. This is in direct oppo
sition to the president's proclama
tion that it should not be discussed
till its final terms are known. Hitch
cock declares that the senate will be
forced to ratify the combine, as- the
league and treaty has been so in
terwoven that the senate's refusal to
ratify or attempt to amend tll leave
us out in the cold without any
earthly hope of peace. It may be a
coincidence, but that corresponds
with the ideas expressed by Wilson
when writing of the president's lim
ited power in making treaties he ex
plained how the trick could be
turned in the following words: "The
president's only power of compelling
compliance on the part of the senate
lies in his initiative in negotiaton,
which offers him a chance to get the
country into such scrapes, so pledged
in view of the world to certain
course oi action mm me senate
hesitates to bring about the ap
pearance of dishonor which would
follow its refusal to ratify the rash
promises or to support the indiscreet
threats of the secretary of state."
la it any wonder that Senator
Boiah is alarmed and calls his col
leagues to forset vote-getting and
xtand for the cause of true Amer
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