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.MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 31, 1914
of his victims runs into the thousands. The 'sol-,
diers in the armies of war wear gay uniforms and
their respective governments are eager to cater to
them with bread and meat, but" the soldiers of old
John Barleycorn are cl&hcd in rags and suffer hun
ger which few essay to alleviate. The government
pays its soldiers; the soldiers of John Barleycorn
pay him. To enlist in the government's army offers
some opportunity for highly personal distinction; to
enlist in old John's army is to bid for the scorn of
one's fellows, for the jeers of small boys, for the
contempt of women. Who offers for old John's
army? He is tirelessly seeking recruits. Will you
join him, young man, and serve under his soiled
banner? Will you continue with him, middle-aged
man, and become contaminated with his obscenity?
Will you devote your last years to him, old man,
and then go down into the gutter for your last
bivouac? Will you?"
One to destroy is murder by the law,
And gibbets keep the lifted hand in
To murder thousands takes a spe
War's glorious art, and gives im
William R. Hearst, in a telegraphic editorial to
his newspapers, congratulates the democratic admin
istration upon the European war. It has neutralized
the ruinous effect of the new tariff -Jaw and has
forced activity in American shipping in spite of the
administration. . '- -
The "latter rain" has been somewhat belated, but
it has come. It is better late than never. It is still
falling on thei great watershed, where it- ought to
fall, so, that farmers can look forward upon a pleas
Turkey and Bulgaria
The indications of the. past week point to the
early entry of those ancient enpmies, Bulgaria and
Turkey into the European war on the side of Ger
many and Austria. That would Involve Greece on
the other side, and would precipitate the Balkan
states not already engaged, Rumania on the side of
the allies and Albania with the Austrians and Ger
mans. Thus all Europe would be aflame, except ,
Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Denmark and
Norway. Spain and Sweden. Italian neutrality could
not probably be preserved much longer. And Por
tugal is supposed to be ready for the conflict.
One effect, and an early one, would be to re
store Servian pressure upon Austria, leaving that
country free to aid Germany in her struggle with
the Russians. Turkey might also spare a consid
erable force to harass the Bear with which it has
some old-time quarrels to settle.
Turkey early in the war violated her neutrality
by the purchase, or the pretended purchase, of two
German cruisers which were driven into the Dar
danelles. The reply of Turkey to British and French
protests was characteristically unsatisfactory . but
those nations refrained from any warlike act .or
note calculated to precipitate Turkey into the con
test. Bulgaria, whatever her animosity against her
i.ld-time enemy, is less bitter than that engendered
against her Balkan allies after the war with Tur
key, over the division of the spoils. The success of
German), to which both Turkey and Bulgaria would
contribute greatly, would give back to the former
all she lost in the war in the Balkans and would
compensate Bulgaria for much that her allies pre
vented her from taking. . In the readjustment of
the Balkans, Servia, Montenegro and Rumania and
the interests of Greece in the Balkans would be sub
ject to division among Turkey, Bulgaria and Aus
tria. What would be of still greater importance to
Turkey would be the permanent removal of her
dread of her powerful northern enemy.
The comparative war strength of these nations
which are likely to be shortly thrown injo the war
is not uninteresting at this time. Turkey's is esti
mated at 905,000; Rumania's, 290,000; Greece, 80,000.
We have no available figures as to Bulgaria's pres
ent strength, but at the outbreak of the Balkan war
ir was 400,000. At that time, Servia's war strength
was 215,000; at present it is 537,000, and it may be
piesumed that Bulgaria's has increased in like pro
portion. There are no exact figures as to the
Albanian and Montenegrin war strength.
It is said that the Mexican word for kiss is
tetenamiquitiztii. We suppose that only Mexican
lovers of the leisure class ask for a kiss. The busy
lover is forced to steal one.
British and French censors are censoring each
other's official dispatches, and readers are of the
opinion that between them they are making a mess
of it. -
Horrible as the war is. the greatest slaughter is
wrought by the war correspondents.
IT WAS A FAMOUS VICTORY
It was a summer evening.
Old Kaspar's work was done.
And he before his cottage door
Was sitting in the sun.
And by him sported on the green
His little grandchild, Wilhelmine.
She saw her brother Peterkin
Roll something large and round '
Which he beside the rivulet '
In playing there had found.
I He came to ask what he had found
That was so large, and, smooth and round.
Old Kaspar took it from the boy,
Who stood expectant by;
And then the old man shook his head
And with a natural sigh,
'"Tis some poor fellow's skull," said he,
"Who fell in the great victory."
"Now tell us what 'twas all about,"
Young Peterkin he cries; '
While little Wilhelmine looks up
With wonder-waiting eyes.
"Now tell us all about the war, ""
And. what they fought each other for."
"It was the English," Kaspar cried,
"Who put the French to rout;
But what they fought each other for
. J coubi--not. well make out.
But everybody said," quoth he, .
"That 'twas a famous victory.''
- . v . ;.
"My father lived at Blenheim then,
Yon little stream hard by;
They burned his dwelling to the ground
And he was forced to fly;
So with his wife -and child he fled.
And had not where to rest his head.
"With fire and sword the country round
,Was wasted far and wide;
And many a childing mother, then,
And new-born baby died;
But things like that you know must be
At every famous victory.
A Double Deserter
We see by Incidental dispatches coming under
the head of war news that one William Hohenzol
lern of Germany has tendered his resignation as
field marshal in the British army and admiral in
the British navy. The resignations, for there must
have been two of them, were sent to Premier As
nuith and not to Mr. Hohenzollern's cousin, the
king. It is not stated that the resignations were ac
cepted or otherwise acted upon.
We gather from the matter accompanying the
resignation that Mr. Hohenzollern does not approve
of the military and naval policy of Great Britain.
His disaproval has been emphasized by his conduct
in Belgium and northeastern France from day to
It, will he well for Mr. Hohenzollern to remain
outside of Great Britain, where he would be liable
to seizure ad severe punishment as a deserter.. It
la no .light crime, even in a -time of peace, for a,
military or a naval officer to absent himself from .
his post, and in a time of war, for a field marshal ,
and an admiral to fail to appear at both his posts
In the face of the enemy, is a heinous and a double
crime. If the British should catch Mr. ' Hohenzol
lern anywhere within their jurisdiction they would
be warranted, under the rules of war, in shooting
lilm. , 't
"They say it was a shocking sight.
After the field was won,
For mauy thousand bodies here
Lay rotting in the sun;
But things like that, you know, must be
After a 'famous , victory. T
"Great praise the. Duke of Marlborough won
' " And our good prince, Eugene."
"Why, 'twas a very wicked thing!"
Said little Wilhelmine.
"Nay, nay, my little girl," quoth he;
. "It was a famous victory!"
"And everybody praised the duke
Who this great fight did win."
"And what good came of It at last?"
' Quoth little Peterkin.
"Why,-. I cannot tell," said he,
"But 'twas a famous victory."
- Robert Southey.
THE SANDS OF DEE
A Texas newspaper 'in a spirit of. jocularity
said: "If John Barleycorn cares to maintain the
reputation of destroying more men than 'wars, fam
ine and pestilence,' it is up to him to get busy..
Competition in that line is becoming furious." .'.
-The Galveston News, believing that the ravage
of war and John Barleycorn were not proper sub
jects for joking, added: "So it is, but old John
Isn't uneasy for his laurels. Wars last but a few
weeks or months at a time, but old John goes on
forever. The days and the nights are his, and he
takes no vacations. Even on Sundays and holidays
be Is busy at his bad business and annually the list
"Oh, Mary, go call "the cattle home, .
And call-the cattle home, "'
And call the cattle home,
Across--''the sands of Dee."
The western wind was Wild and dark with foam.
And all alone went she.
The western tide crept "up along the sand, ;
" And o'er and o'er the sand.
And round and round the sand,
As far as eye could see.- ..;.. . .. r '-. "
The rolling mist came down and hid the land;
And never home , came she..
"Oh, is it, weed or fish, or floating hair -A
tress of golden hair,
A drowned maiden's hair, '"
Above the nets at sea ? ; . ' . - ' .
Was never salmon yet that shone so fair
Among the stakes at Dee. ' - ''? 'I
' " :-'- :;.''.",.-'.. t .- !
They rowed her in across the rolling foam, .
The cruel, crawling foam, . . . "
The cruel hungry foam, , - .. : - -
To her grave beside the sea.
But still the boatmen hear her call the cattle home r
Across the sands of Dee. -'..-'
THESE ARE BUSY DAYS FOR U. S. ENVOYS
IN CAPITALS OF THE WARRING POWERS
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Top, Ambassadors Uerrick (left) and Guthrie. Bottom, Ambassadors Page
These are busy days for American ambassadors and ministers at the
capitals of the nations now at war. In Great Britain the interest of Aus
tria end Germany are being cared for by Ambassador Page. In Berlin Am
bassador Gerard is lookir.g after the interests of Great Britain; in ParU
Ambassador Herrick is representing Germany as well as the United States,
and In Tokyo Ambassador Guthrie is serving the interests of Germany. i
War And Work France
By WALT MASON By GEORGE FITCH .
'm Author of "At Good Old Siwash"
The nations of Europe are wading in slaughter,
the sound of their conflict encircles the world; some
thrones may collapse and some dynasties totter be
fore the red flags of the fighters are furled. The
men of our village are vastly excited; they sit by
the pump in the big public square, explaining how
Germany's plans should be righted, how. Russia and
France are both up in the air. They point out the
errors of Serb and of Belgian, they criticise legions,
the rank and the file, and hope they may ne'er either
swallow or smell gin,' if they couldn't manage those
armies in style. Their wives, in the meantime, are
bitterly sighing, the wolves by the doorway all
threatening lurk; the children are hungry, for Wien
erwurst crying; their dads are entirely too busy
to work. I'm sorry for Europe, that knows not the
beauty of Peace, for poor Europe, whose rivers
are red; but foremost and first I regard it my
duty to rustle around lor the liver and bread. The
first of the month will be here ere we know it, and
if I can't pay for my coffee and hash, the grocer
will have little use for the poet whose sympathy
kept him from earning the cash.
The republic of France, which is now engaged
in a desperate, attempt to get even .with
Germany for the beating up which the latter coun
try gave it in 1870, is a state of enthusiasm vary
ing from inspiration to ' hysterics.- It comprises
one of the western corners of Europe, which is
about 400 miles square and . goes up in the air
as far as 30,000 feet at times. during great political
France has 35,000,000 people, but it sounds like
more than that when a few of them are talking.
It is a sunny, smiling, fertile country, full of thrifty
vtvr ie- V'iom'V s
HIS NAME WAS NOT COLUMBUS
Speaking of the Immortal Columbus, why do we
call him by that name? He never bore while living
any such name. He was born of the Italian family
Of "Colombo." When he entered the Spanish ser
vice he changed his name to "Christobal Colon."
And we insist on calling him "Columbus."
In Spain, Mexico, Central America, and all Span
ish speaking countries the natives never heard of
,the -United States." They translate it into "Es
tados Unidos," aivd they have as much right to
call it that as we have to call Espuna by the title
of Spain, or "Roma" by the title of Rome. I hold
tnat we should call countries and cities and celeb
rities by their true names, and not stick to the
clumsy derivations which have lazily been substi
tuted. There is no such city as "Vienna," unless
it happens to be some village in the United States.
The graat .Austrian capital is named "Wien," and
only , those who speak the English language call
it anything else. There is no such city as "Brus
sels," but the beautiful capital of Belgium is really
named "Bruxelles." It is time that we called the
great discoverer by the name under which he
achieved immortal fame, Christobal Colon. We
would not like it If the Russians insisted that the
father of our country was named "Washeskivich."
Frederick Upham Adams in "Conquest of the
IT OUGHT TO BE
"Goes up in the air as far as thirty thousand feet
at times during great political crises."
citizens, who can live comfortably and fill a stock
ing full of gold on a few dollars a year, and who
love nothing so much as a chance to talk about
their beloved country. France is famous because
it has 35,000,000 press agents.
Next to the thriftiness of the French people, the
most amazing thing about them is their universal
ability to talk French. Only those who have at-
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tempted to wrap their tongues about this elusive
language can realize the greatness of this feat. The
French language is spoken with the tongue, ably
assisted by the nose, the shoulders, the hands, the
eyebrows, the hair and the backbone. France has
always been deficient in athletics, but she does
not need games. Her language is athletics enough.
France produces silk, fine linens, fast automo
biles and enormous quantities of artistic things to
sell to tourists. It also suggests each year the
style of clothes to be worn by the rest of the
world. French women are the most effectively
dressed women In the world, while no one can
equal the French man in the art of growing and
France also produces about two billion gallons
of wine each year and drinks most of it. Sitting
on the sidewalk at a small table and drinking wine
at two sips an hour, with conversation between, is
the great French recreation.
; France is most noted for Paris, aeroplanes,
actresses, the Eiffel tower, the dueling system, the
' Latin quarter, and its history, which is congested
with romance. The greatest Frenchman was Napo
leon, who had all Europe at his feet one hundred
years ago. Anyone who will produce another Na
poleon for France at this minute will receive a
France is a republic, with a president used only
for ornament, and a chamber of deputies which is
as explosive as gasoline. The French government
supervises everything in France very earnestly and
has succeeded in piling up $6,000,000,000 in debts
without impairing the credit of the country.
France and the .United States have always been
friendly. France sent Lafayette and an army to
this country during the revolution and gave us
the Statue of Liberty. In return we send them
100 boatloads of tourists every summer and our
wives wait for their new hats until they see what
Is being worn in Paris.
IN DANGER OF REPEAL
In the old days, when oral examinations were
still the thing, an examining board was pummeling
an applicant with questions from Blackstone, Kent
and other legal lights..
"I didn't study anything about these fellows,"
complained the applicant.
"What did you study?" asked one of the judges.
"I studied the statutes of the state," he replied.
"I studied them hard. Ask me a question about
them and I'll show you. That is where I got my legal
"My young friend," said one austere judge on
the examining board, "you would better be very care
ful, for some da the legislature might meet and re
peal everything you know."
"What are you going to call the new baby?"
"Reginald Claude," replied Mr. Bliggins.
"Isn't Reginald Claude a rather affected name?"
"Yes. . I want him to grow up to be a fighter,
and I fancy that Reginald Claude will start some
thing every time he goes to a new school." Lon
?- "Is he rich?" : -.
;. ''I should say he" Is. r He's got three lawyers,
four bookkeepers and , seven expert accountants
figuring out his income tax. Detroit Free Press.
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of stock should be fed cattle, sheep, hogs, or even
chickens and turkeys. The farmer by feeding his
crops to live stock can make his farm produce the
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beef,' mutton, pork, butter and eggs," and he can rest assured he is
building up his soil while he is securing the maximum returns for his
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