when this republic becomes truly 1 THE GERMAN GOVERNOR OF
democratic all of us will wear silk
bats and ride in autos.
I also saw some gorgeously decor
ated trucks belonging to the beef
trust in that-parade, although the
names of Nelson" Morris and others
were neatly covered by flags and
bunting probably to show that the
packers are patriots.
Really I enjoyed that parade. It's
the first red-fire political demonstra
tion I have seen since the Blaine cam
paigns. I was glad the autos had signs on
them tell that it was a Democratic
parade. Otherwise I wouldn't have
known the marchers and riders were
Democrats. You can't tell the dif
ference between partisans, you know,
unless they are labeled.
After they get into office they act
very much alike. The difference is
only noticeable before election.
However the silk hat was where I
like to see it on the other fellow.
Brutalities of War. Whaf s the use
of kicking and complaining about the
horrible atrocities of war?
Why handicap the madmen by
RULES that pretend to make war
Why bar dum-dum , bullets, the
bombardment of unfortified towns or
other awful acts of brutes crazed with
As long as we can't stop the whole
sale murder, we might as well let
them go to it and make it the blood
iest, damdest and most hellish war in
the history of the world.
The worse this war is the less fools
there will be in the future who will
go to war to murder their brothers
and get murdered by them.
You can't make murder humane.
You can't make war humane. You
can't make war anything less than
hell let loose on earth.
And the more murderously nause
eating you make war the quicker hu
manity will spew the cursed thing out
of its system.
Field Marshall Baron Kolmar von
der Golt2 has been appointed military
governor of that portion of Belgium
occupied by German troops.
AUSTRIA WANTS POLAND
Rome. For the time being the
brunt of the struggle will not fall up
on Austria, though her government
is responsible for this war. The mili
tary strength of Austria is now con
centrated in Galicia, with the object,
when the Russian forces make a
move towards Berlin, of trying to
cross the Vistula, which divides Ga
licia from Russian Poland, and rous
ing the Poles to insurrection. For
years now Austria has fomented agi
tation against Russia in Poland,
which has become the great indus
trial province of European Russia.
That is the true root of the quarrel
between two powers. Servia is a pre
text Austria wants Poland as a buffer
state, nominally independent, but ac
tually dependent on Austria as
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