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THE MAUI NEWS, Y RIDAY, MAY 17, 1917.
Improper Use Of
Red Cross Illegal
Entertainment Cannot Be Given For
Red Cross Unless Controlled By
Society Fine Or Imprisonment
For Violation Of Law
Pecanse a pood deal of contusion
exists regarding the use of (lie Red
cross emblem, and also in the mat
ter of giving entertainments lor the
benefit of the Hed Cross, the follow
ing instructions have been issued by
the Red Cross society:
Use of Emblem or Name For
Attention has been called from time
to time to the provisions of the Act
approved June 2:',. 1310. which amend
ed the Congressional Charter of the
Ked Cross, dated January 5. 1905,
and which amendment provides:
"It shall be unlawful for any per
son, corporation or association other
than The American National Hed
Cross and its duly authorized em
ployes and agents and the Army and
Navy sanitary and hospital authori
ties of the I'niteil States, for the pur
pose of trade or as an advertisement
to induce the sale of any article what
soever or for any business or charit
able purpose to use within Ihe terri
tory of the United States of Anieica
and its exterior possessions the em
blem of the Greek Red Cross on a
white ground, or any sign or insignia
made or colored in imitation thereof,
or the words "Red Cross" or any com
bination of these words."
Use of Name or Emblem in Con
nection With Division of Profits
With the American Red Cross
Supplementing letter of April 17,
1917, A31, we wish to call your atten
tion again to the general rules upon
this subject to be used as a guide.
First : No offers should be accept
ed contemplating' a division of profits
between the promoters and the Red
Cross. This rule applies to the manu
facture and sale of merchandise or
articles of any kind as well as to en
tertainments. Second: No one should be permit
ted to promote or advertise any en
tertainment or like function as a Red
Cross entertainment or benefit unless
the management or control is entire
ly in the hands of the Red Cross
Third: If, after due investigation,
those offering to conduct benefit en
tertainments are found to be entirely
reliable and acting in good faith, they
may be permitted to make announce
ment in the press, or otherwise, of
their Intention to donate the proceeds
of the entertainment to the Red
Cross. Put the entertainment should
not be advertised as a Red Cross
benefit or Red Cross entertainment,
nor any wording used in the an
nouncements that would lead the pub
lic to believe that it is being given
under the auspices of the Red Cross
or that the Red Cross is in any way
responsible for its management.
Fourth: In no instance should the
Use OI Uie neu V.IUSS riiiiu,-iii 111 n-
nouncing or advertising an entertain
ment be authorized except in the case
of such entertainments as are actual
ly managed and controlled by the
Red Cross Chapter.
The statute prohibits the making or
use of any articles having on them
the emblem of the Greek Red Cross
on a white ground, whether these
articles be buttons, pencils, sticks,
pennants, wearing apparel, or any
The use of the Red Cross on any
ticket, or in any way, when not an
official chapter activity, is prohibited.
If any person violates the above pro
visions "He shall be deemed guilty of
a misdemeanor, and upon conviction
in any federal court shall be liable
to a fine of not less than one nor
more than five hundred dollars, or
hiinrosonment for a term not exceed
ing one year, or both, for each
In The Churches
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WAILUKU UNION CHURCH
Rowland 13. Dodge, Minister.
Miss Mary E. Hoffmann, Orgcnist.
Mrs. George N. Weight, Jr., Direc
tor of the Choir.
"Bright Monday" Club Friday after
noon directly after school at the
church Sunday School room.
10:00 a. m. to 10:50 Church cchool.
7:00 p. m. Organ recital by Miss
7:30 p. m. Public worship with ser
mon by the minister. There will be
special music by the church choir.
To the services of this Church ev
eryone is most cordially invited.
Bright Monday Club will meet as
usual under Miss Judd's direction on
Friday afternoon at the close of the
MEN FROM BATTLE FRONT
TO SPEAK ON MAUI SOON
Captain A. J. Pequegnant, a Canad
ian army ollicer, who went to ine
front with the first Canadian contin- j
gent, and who has had vital war ex- ,
perience, and W. J. Sherman, who
has been a Y. M. C. A., man at the
front for 3 years, will be on Maui
next week to give a series of address
es. Both men have been in Honolulu
for several weeks and have produced
something of a sensation with their
talks on war conditions. Plans are j
being male for meetings in various
part3 of Maui during their stay here.
WILMINGTON In Wailuku. Satur
day, May 11, to Mr. and Mrs. John
Wilmington, a son. ,
Contest For Thrift
Stamps Good Sport
(Continued from Page One.)
manner, lias appealed lo patents and
Supervising Principal George S.
Kavmond has endorsed the idea, nnd
about the plan,
put to suggest
by which tiny
writ ten enthusiast icly
They have been hard
ways to the children
may get quarters for
The public school children of the
Islands have proved to be one of the
very best means of reaching the
grown- ups with a new idea and this
is the reason why Chairman Wads-
worth and members of the War Sav
ings Stamps committee are working
so zealously lo impress upon the chil
dren the objects of the campaign.
The results have been most promising
in this direction. Children who used
lo spend their nickels for candy or
ice cream cones are now in keen com
petition to save to buy thrift stamps.
Investment Idea Understood
The young people of the islands
are fast grasping the idea that, in Inly
ing' thrift stamps and war stamps
they are saving their money and not
spending it: that their money is
safer than in their own pockets, and
that it is a paying proposition to buy
a war stamp lor $4.1:1 and by and by
get .f.'i for it.
And the ihildren tire telling their
parents, to such good effect that the
habit of saving something regularly
instead ol spending as lasi as n is
earned, is becoming fixed in many
Maui News' Offer Liberal
The boys and gills who are getting
subscriptions for the Maui New:; are
gelling liberally paid for their work.
Cor every new subscriber they secure
for one year, they are paid 2 thrift
stamps. Resides this, for every 10
new subscribers secured, the boys or
girl securing them gets a $5 war sav
Turn your subscriptions in as fast
as you "get them. You will be paid
2 Thrift Stamps for each new yearly
ubscriher, and 1 Thrift Stamps for
each additional year paid for at $2.50
For renewal subscriptions, you will
be paid 1 Thrift Stamp for each year's
renewal you collect for. If a man
who is now taking the Maui News
pays you for 3 years more in advance
?".. r,ii) you will get 3 Thrift Stamps
for handling the money for us. Re
newal subscriptions do not count for
War Savings Stamp prizes only new
subscribers can be counted for this.
Begin Work Now
The coin est started the first of this
week. It is still early, but the boys
and girls who begin early are the
ones who will get the most subscrib
ers and hence Thrift Stamps.
In another part of this paper you
will find a coupon to he filled out.
Cut it out, write in your name, school
and postoflice address it nil sent it to
the Maui News. Y'ou will then get
a receipt book and can begin work.
Missing Man's Bcdy
Found In Reservoir
(Continued from Rage One.)
collections and had gone to Ah Siii's
store at Kihei. He loft the.e aboiu
H o'clock, and so far as is known was
never again seen alive.
All hough the police force nnd 1
large part of the employees of the
big plantation were engaged in toe
arch, it was not until Tuesday morn
ing when Victorino i-ircs, a winei-
teiider on Ihe plantation wen. 10 uie
reser. ir to open a gal-.' that the
seai h t iitni1 to an end.
Supposed Illness Cause
The only plausible explanation of
the young man's rash act is that he
had been brooding over the prospect
of an operation for appendicitis. This
was by no means imminent, but
among his friends it was known that
he had been seriously worrying over
the matter for some time.
Had Many Friends
The deceased was 34 years of age
and unmarried. He was a native of
Scotland, having come to the Islands
about 9 years ago. He had been a
trusted employee of the one planta
tion ever since his arrival, and had
had many promotions. He was pop
ular among his associates and the
shock of his death was felt as dis
tinct loss by many. His parents and
It brothers and sisters survive him.
John Macl-iren, of I'aia, a brother,
is the only member of the family in
The funeral, held on Tuesday after
noon, was very largely attended. In
terment was in the Makawao cem
May 15 Victora Imperial, 3a, and
Carmean Dinting, 21, both Filipinos.
Doth of l'eahi. Ceremony by Rev.
May 15 Park Heun Y'eung, 31, Ko-
ii. of Wailuku. and Mary Achoy,
Hawaiian, of Kula. Ceremony
Rev. Father Joseph.
Told In Texas ....
"That story", said Representative
Gardner at a Providence reception,
apropos of a hyphenated explanation
of a German sabotage plot, "is very
fishy. It reminds me of Texas.
"Once in Texas, I came upon a tall
chimney, like a factory chimney, ris
ing in an arid waste.
"'Friend', I said to a native, 'what
is that chimney doing there?'
"'That ain't no chimney', said the
native. "It's a well.'
"'A well'." said I.
" 'Yes', said he. 'It's old Jeff That
cher's well. A cyclone turned her
upside down and inside out." "W ash
Mrs. Charles G. Murarky, of Haiku,
was operated upon for appendicitis
at the Malulani hospital on Tuesday.
She is recovering raplily.
Employees of the Molnkai Ranch,
mostly Japanese nnd Hawaiians, sub
scribed $210(1 worth of the Third Li
berty Dond issue. The report of this
sale was late in being reported.
The Choral Club has begun the re
hearsal of humorous program to be
given at the I'aia Community House
on July 3. The plan is to follow the
program with a dance.
I ho board of supervisors, at their
meeting last week ordered the re
building of two bridges on the Haiku
Kuiaha homestead road, which are in
The Wailuku Soda Works has de
ritled lo invest $15,000 in an ice mak
ing machine to supply ice as well as
soda to their customers.
S. Koixla, manager of the Girls
Home, Wailuku, has gone to Honolulu
where he expects to enlist for service
with the Red Cross in France.
Owing to the high cost of living,
i he supervisors have authorized a
charge of $1.75 per day to ward pa
tients in the Malulani Hospital in
stead of $1.50 as formerly.
The supervisors have authorized
the calling for tenders for building
teachers' cottages at Kaupo and at
I'aia, to be opened June 14.
The handsome new Kahului Theater
I win open 10 ine puniic lor mo nisi
I time this evening. The opening pro
duction is "The Woman God Forgot,"
a striking picture in which Geraldine
I Farrar stars.
Dan Conway, the popular represen
tative of Hackfeld & Company, is on
Maui this week. Dan says his name
is no longer Ileinie, and that he soon
expects to spell it. "O'Conway."
Rai Tanigushi was granted a di
vorce yesterday from Hiroichi Tani
gushi on grounds of desertion. The
mother is granted the custody of an
The Oeenic Steamship Co's steamer
Sierra, which was scheduled to arrive
in Honolulu from San Francisco on
last Monday, enroute to Australia,
was commandeered just before leav
ing the Coast and is to be sent to
the Atlantic for transport service.
The Matsen freighter Hyades, now
loading sugar at Port Allen. Kauai,
is due at Kahului next Wednesday
to take a consignment of 15,000 eases
of pineapple from the Haiku Fruit
Packing C ompany. The vessel will
take no sugar from Maui this trip.
At his bid of $59,500, E. C. Mellor
was last Saturday awarded the con
tract lor lining the new Olinda res
ervoir. Hugh Howell, the only other
bidder, asked $65,200 for doing the
job. Mellor is to complete the work
in 325 days.
The Hawaiian News Co., was award
ed the contract for supplying the
county with 879 -school desks and
seals, at the meeting of the supervis
ors last Saturday, at its bid of $3669.93
Wall. Nichols Co., bid was $S!I50, and
the Office Supply Co., bid $3896.
The liana Ice & Eleftric Company,
Ltd., is a new corporation just charat
eretl with capital of $20,000. The
plant, leases and franchise of the
Hana Ice Works are to be taken over.
Ollicer of the new company are
John Chalmers, pres., John Wyllie,
vice-pres.; Geo. Errett, secy-treas. ;
Jos. Forbes and E. J. Chalmers, direc
tors. Owing to the modification in re
quirements, made at the ' eleventh
hour, six Maui men were successful
in getting into the Third Reserve
Officers' Training Camp, which open
ed at Schofield Barracks on the 15th
in st . They are R. von Tempsky, J.
(!. Zabriskie, C. E Chatterton, Robert
Spencer W. Palmer, and W. A. Rob
bins, 'rlie lucky men were ordered to
report last Saturday and were just
able to catch the Friday night Manna
Kea from Lahaina.
(Continued front I'aie Six.)
SERBIA GICTS ANOTHER LOAN
Washington, May 15 Treasury extends $3,000,000 credit to Ser
bia, making a total of $9,000,000. Total loans to Allies now $5,766,
850,000. LOAN HI IX APPORTIONMENT
Honolulu, Mav 15 Loan hill: Wharves and harhor items for
Oahu, $400,000 exclusive of Waikiki project. Hawaii, $85,000. Ku
hio hav, quarter million; Maui, $75,000; Kauai, $18,00; armories on
Oahu, '$15,000; Hawaii, I'ahoa, $6,500! Kealakakua, $6,500; Kohala,
$o,500; Maui, $5,000 to equip present armories.
HARTEETT, I'.REWERY.MAN pardoned before arrest
Honolulu, May 15 Governor signs pardon for C. G. Bartlett,
f-iimer manager of Honolulu Brewing Company who was under six
indictments for embezzlement and forgery but never tried being fugiti
tive. The governor "pardoned Bartlett because of his three children
ami grandmother who is 78 years old because of the prospect there may
be left none to look after them". Has doubt whether Bartlett could be
convicted or not.
WEDNtiSDA Y MORNING
AIRCRAFT MAIL ROUTE INSTALLED
Washington, May 15 First aircraft mail route is to be inaugurat
ed today between Washington, Philadelphia and New York by machine
capable of carrying 600 pounds of mail. Governor Whiteman is writ
ing to President and Burleson writes to the New York postmaster.
Wilson will autograph and Burleson will stamp a letter which will be
auctioned for Red Cross. W ill leave Washington at 11:30, arrive at
Philadelphia at 12:50, ami reach New York at 2:30 p. m.
GENERAL MAURICE RETIRED
London, May 15 Daily Chronicle announces that Gen. Maurice
has been retired on half pay for criticizing cabinet and becomes its
Bonar Law announced in Commons that Britain intends to denounce
aii commercial conventions, containing most favored nation clause, to
enable new treaties favoring Allies.
BRITISH ARMY RAISES AGE LIMIT
Boston, May 15 Major Marlatt, head of British recruiting office,
is notified that age of volunteers has been raised from -15 to 50.
Harry Gesuer, the Ford car agent,
was in Honolulu the first part of the
week on business.
William Walsh, superintendent of
the Kahului Railroad, was a visitor
to Honolulu this week.
Hugh Howell, the well known Maul
engineer, went to Honolulu last Sat
urday on a short business trip.
Mrs. J. A. Hannon, of Wailuku, was
a departing passenger for Honolulu
last Monday night.
A. H. Tarleton, of Honolulu, was a
business visitor to Maul the first part
of this week.
J. E. Gannon, manager of the La
haina Store, was a business visitor
in Honolulu this week.
Kwong Sing Loy, the well known
Paia merchant, is in Honolulu this
week on business.
Mrs. H. A. Baldwin, of Maluhia, is
in Honolulu while the legislature is
Miss Charlottee B. Turner departed
for the mainland this week and will
visit friends in Massachusetts for
Rev. R. B. Dodge returned home
last Satin-ilav from attending a meet
ing of the Hawaiian Board in Hono
lulu. Supervising Principal Geo. S. Ray
mond expects to go to liana next
Tuesday to inspect the schools in that
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Weller. of Ho
nolulu, are on Maui to be present at
the opening of the new Kahului thea
Dr. St. Sure was a passenger to
Hilo this week on a short budness
trip. He Is expected back this even
ing. J. J. Walsh and A. F. Tavarest,
members of the lower house in the
legislature, went to Honolulu on Mon
day night to attend the special ses
sion. The other Maui legislators
went down last week.
Judge L. L. Burr
of the second cir-
cuit court, has been
supreme court to
suit in the third
hich Judge Quinn
chief justice of the
ii in the trial of a
circuit, at Hilo, in w
is disaualified from
Burr will leave for
T. Weinzhcinier. former manager
of the Pioneer Mill Company, accom
panied by his wife ana cnild, were
departing passengers for the Coast
on the Lurline which sailed from Ho
nolulu- on Tuesday.
Miss Cleo Case, daughter of Mr.
n,l Mm n T-T rinse, of Wailuku. is
expected home next week from Mills
College, California, where she has
been a student for several years. Miss
Case will pronamy accept a posit um
us physical director of the girls' de
partment of the Alexander House
Former Governor W. F. Fear, of
ihe law firm of Frear, Posser, Ande-
son & Max, returned to uonoiuiu on
Wednesday afternoon after spending
several days in Wailuku in connec
ting wilh the mandamus case insti
tuted by the Maui liquor men against
the members of the board of license
ominissioners. Judge Frear was re
tained by the prohibition interests in
Aloysious Spencer, identified in an
official capacity with the Young Men's
Institute and the Senior Holy Name
Society, was tendered a farewell re
ception by a large circle or friends
last Saturday evening at his home
2 Spencer St. He is now in Kahu
lui, Maui on the office staff of the Ka
hului Railroad. Up to a few weeks
ago Spencer was witn tne bante e
ollice which has since been discon
At its meeting last Friday nfler
noon, the board of supervisors let
contracts for school buildings aggre
gating over $20.0(10. All of the con
tracts are to bo completed by Septem
ber 1. miller penally of $15 per day for
each day lifter that date.
The contracts lef did not include
one for $r,000 or JGOOO for new Laha
ina school buildings, this going over
to another iweting pending settle
ment of the site question.
Following are the contracts let:
Keahua school, 2-room addition,
Chas. Savage, $2ii50. Other bids,
Hugh Howell, $2760; J. A. Aheong,
$r,2(il: K. C. Mellor, $2750.
Paia school, 1 room addition, Hugh
Howell, $lf.:'.7. Other bids, J. A.
Aheong, $17S0; TO. C. Mellor, $1750;
Chas. Savage, $1850.
Kealahou school, 1 room building,
Hugh Howell, $lfifi2. Other bids. .1.
A. Aheong, $l!Mti; E. C. Mellor, $2000;
Chas. Savage, $2000.
Puunene, cottage, D. T. Kalakawa,
$2900. Other bids, Hugh Howell, $HS23;
J. A. Aheong, $:133: K. C. Mellor,
$:'.2iiO: Chas. Savage, $3121.
Makawao, cottage, 1). I. Kalakawa,
$:!lnii. Other bids, Hugh $:!!I3S: J. A.
Aheong. $.'U5G: E. C. Mellor, $3500;
Chas. Savage, $33(i0.
Kahului. 1 room, Hugh Howell,
$15S7. Other bids, J. A. Aheong,
$l(i:i2; 10. C. Mellor. $Hi50; Chas.
Savage, $1800; I). I. Kalakawa, $1800.
Lahaina, -1 rooms, Hugh Howell,
$5155; J. A. Aheong, $6580; 10. C. Mel
lor. $5300. All thrown out.
Wailuku, 4 rooms, 10. C.
$ moo. Other bids, Hugh
$I!IS5; J. A. Aheong, $5975
Puukolii, 1 room, Hugh
$1638. Other bids, J. A.
$2350; E. C. Mellor, $1800.
To End This Month
The final judging of children's gar
dens in the children's garden contest
of the Maui County Fair
Association, will take place
May 25 and May 30. The district
committees in charge of the work
are asked to have the three best re
cord cards in their district ready for
the judges by the date fist named.
As soon as possible following the
judging the winners of the contest
will be announced.
Time Short To Make
Entries In Big Fair
Those who expect to make exhibits
the big territorial fair are warned
by Commissioner J. M. Watt that the
time for filing entry blanks is very
short. Entry lists close on the fol
lowing dates: Cat show, June 1:
Plant and flower show, May 25;
Agricultural exhibits (farm crops),
June 1; Dog show, Junel; Fish show,
Mas 25; Food conservation section,
June 1: Live stock. May 1. (Closed.)
DR. PRATT MAY STAY
IN HEALTH BOARD
Honolulu, May 13 Governor
Carthy has told the Medical Society
of Hawaii that he has determined to
replace Dr. J. S. B. Pratt, president
of the territorial board of health,
with a business man of proved ability.
I'd stated, however, that he will ask
the legislature to create the office of
"Chief Sanitary Ollicer", which he
hopes Dr. Tratt will accept. He states
that he values Pratt's abilities great
ly, but feels that he has not the ex
ecutive ability to have the expendi
ture of half a million dollars per year
together with the technical work of
the health board.
NEW PARK FOR LAHAINA
SOON TO BE DEVELOPED
Lahaina is to have another beauty-
spot, according to plans which the
supervisors have taken steps to put
into effect. It is to be known as "Ma
lu ulu o lele Park," and Is the tract
recently filled in by the territory and
set aside for park purposes. It com
prises about 7'& acres.
The supervisors appointed a com
mittee of seven to have charge or
developing the new park, consisting
of E. Erecht, A. W. Collins, George
Freeland, Antone Furtado, G. Masuda,
Philip Pali, and G. G. Seong.
CARD OF THANKS
Iiecause of the impossibility of mak
ing personal acknowledgment of the
very many expressions of sympathy
and tokens of regard on the occasion
of our recent bereavement, Mr. and
Mrs. John MacLaren take this meam
of expressing their deep gratitude
PUUNENE TEAM LOSES
ITS WIRELESS WONDER
Maher, the wireless operator at
Lahaina, who created a sensation in
local baseball circles two weeks ago
with his fancy twirling for the Puu
nene team, has been transferred by
the navy department to Honolulu. It
is reported that he will probably not
be returned here and there is gloom
in consequence in the Puunene ramp.
His place has been taken at the wire
less mat ion, by L. Lemon.
"Is your husband in favor of day
"I think so. He stays out so much
at night tha 1 think he'd really prefer
not to use any daylight at all."
Of German Officers
U. S. Government Issues Important
War Booklet Aliout German Militarism
Washington, D. C, May fi The
naked brutality of Prussian militarism
in every day garrison life is revealed
by Ihe testimony of German soldiers,
press and public men. The German
t.overnmenl from the Kaiser down
has supported C.erman Army oflieers
in their revolting brutality to Ger
man soldiers. This is the evidence
contained in the United Slates Gov
ernment's latest war booklet of the
War Information Series, entitled
"German Militarism and Its German
Critics." This booklet Is released
through the Committee on Public In
formation, Washington, I). (, (n (he
American public, anil anyone may
obtain a copy without cost bv writing
jthe Committee. The author of this
booklet is Charles Alt sliul, a retired
j banker of New York City, who has
J made a very careful sludy of German
: newspaper criticism, li is most
powerful expose of German Mil
itarism. Mr. Altshul states "beating
and abuse have been in vogue in the
i i usr-iiui ai mi as mug as u nas ex
isted, nearly 275 years, and every ef
fort to eradicate the trouble has fail
ed." There are five chapters in this
Interesting booklet, (he first dealing
with German Militarism since 1911;
the second on the brutalizing effect
of militarism; the I bird shows the
German militarism exaltation of the
army above the civil authorities; the
fourth chapter illustartes the "Zabern
Incident" as an evidence of militar
ism over civil authority; and the fifth
chapter deals with the hope for the
future in the conduct of German mil
itary' authorities. All material in this
booklet is based upon verbatim quo-
i litt'""s iioin vicnnaii newspapers who
iu agnasi ai me uispiay oi license
ana unDcnevaoie brutality practiced
by commissioned and non-commissioned
oflieers in Ihe German army
barracks. The main source of infor
mation is the "Vorwarts," the official
organ of the German Social Dem
ocratic parly. At the trial of Itosa
Luxemburg 922 men from all parts of
Germany responded and were ready
to testify to something like 30.000
separate instances of brutal treat
ment of German soldiers by their own
otllcers, even at the risk of prosecu
tion by the Military authorities. Onp
chapter of this testimony reads, "Ho
was struck in the lace wilh the fist
by Lieutenant Erler, so that a tooth
I "lea anil got loose. He was beaten
till he was bleeding but report of (he
case was not sunt higher up. Muske.
jteer Hempel shot and killed himself
! after drill because he had been gross
ly insulted by a corporal in front of
jthe company. A ieservist threw him
j self in front of a railroad train; an
' other drowned himself, because they
; could no longer stand the abuse of
i non-commissioned ollicer Hulbner."
So overwhelming was the evidence
i prepared by attorney for Rosa Luxem
burg that German Military authorities
never allowed lln rnse In 1 l,r,,m.ltt
i fn triiil Tn iinnlhnr v n 1, rf tl.Ie,
booklet Mr. Altschul slates. "If Am
ericans had been familiar with the de
tails of German Militarism they would
have expected the worst during the
stress of a campaign, and would have
been less unprepared for the unhearc
of barbarities practiced by the Ger
mans in lit Igium and wherever they
set foot. If oflieers, non-commission
ed oflieers and professional regulars
treat their own recruits in the fashion
described, in times of peace, what
could be expected of troops command
ed by such ruffians in enemy country,
under the terrific excitement of com
bat, and particularly when "i'rightful
ness" is the slogan." Summarizing
the hope for the future Mr. Altschui
says "when the German people awak
en from the nightmare which now
holds them in its grasp; when they
realize it was the dream of world
power that had blinded them; when
under the pressure of stern necessity,
they recast their views of fright ful
ness and of its conseiruences; then
there will reawaken that conscience
which the liberal press endeavored to
stimulate in times of peace, and it
will again be possible to treat wild
Germany of today as with the Ger
many of old, when she had not yet
sacrificed her soul on the altar of
"The way Germany prepared for a
generation for this war was positively
uncanny," said a Congressman. "Yes,
Germany's forty years of minute war
preparation is as uncanny as the story
of the potato-bugs.
"On an autumn evening a group of
Minnesota farmers sat around the
fire in the general store and complain
ed of the potato-bugs' ravages.
"'The pests ale my whole potato
crop in two week:;,' said one fanner.
"'They ate my crop in two days,'
said a second farmer, 'and then they
roosted on the trees to see if I'd plant
"A drummer for a seed-house clear
ed his throat.
" 'Gents,' he said, 'all that's very re
markable. Let me tell you, tho, what
I saw in our own store. I saw a
couple of potato-bugs examining the
books about a week before pl-inling
time to see who had bought seed.'"
A Popular Tale
"What are you reading?"
"A tale of buried treasure."
"Wasting your lime on fiction?"
"No. This is expert advice on how
to plant potatoes." Washington Star