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Mary Roberts Rinehart Bes
Finish of Mili1tant Pageant vable However. IE END OFTH, PAGEANT by MARY ROBEMTS RINRHART. Noted Aasnerese. Writtes Euelesuvely for Universal brides. Copyright. it!U, by "Universal service. Inc. Whatever the eaitrerne paclfists may believe, we have not yet entirely done with war: But eventually we shall have done with it. Call it eco nemically too expensive, call it a grow h of the humane instindt, cal( it increasing religious conviction, call it world extermination if'it con tinues, the fact remains that war. is gradually folding up its banners and preparing to depart. It's Now Part 'of Ufe's Pageant. . - And with war will go aonicthing that is a part of the great pageant Of life as we see it-something ter rible but spectacularly majestic, hid pug but dramatic, ugly but impres dve. Unthinkable as .it is in this era of civllizatts, it has yet been th'e ladder by which men have'risen te heights of sacrifice and heroism they would not otherwise have dared. J3ut war will go. The battleship will vanish. from our seas, and the .udie. fLam the lar.d. The vast im pedimenta of war, the guos and swords, the rattle of artillery, the thud of cavalry, the line on line of nmarching men will go. The crowds on the pavements, stricken and yet uplifted, will go about their peaceful business. And there will be no more war. Not yet. Perhaps not for a very long time. But war is dying, ant let us deal generously with it, now that we may. It has taken more than it could ever give, and it goes to a dishonored grave. But some things it did give. . Even Christianity is Militant. Not only color and drama. although it gave us those. The appeal of the fighting man is imbedded In us from the beginning of the race. Our very Old Testament Christianity is mili tant. Long before lad cane grad ually to disestablish him, the fighting mean stood for human 'rights. But for right by might. And because his was a sordid business at best, from the beginning he has disguised It in a pictruesque magnificence. His lance has gleaned, his coat of mail has shone. And thus accoutered, he did his ugly business behind high-sounding words' colorful as him self. lie built up a code whieh ws, unmoral yet somehow appealing, and called it chivalry. and he exalted physical courage to romantic heights. His ideals were often right.,. ut hit methods' were wrong. ik he must go. but let us acknowledge that he has served a not unworthy pur pose. Ho gave misery. but he was a part of the great pageant of the world, colorful and heroic, and very often great. War has Revealed Man's Strength. War is hateful: its origins have too often lain in selfishness and greed. But we can now afford to bow our heads as it passes on. and acknowledge that if it has killed, it has also given men a chance to rise superior to it. Out of its very hor rors have come patriotism, sacrifice. and courage. Through it men have died for an ideal, and thus have made that ideal imperishable. It is only by war that we have now come to peace. The whole question of nationaliani revolves around this matter of war. Men have united, formed arbitrary boundaries. and have called the land and -people within those boundaries a nation. They have united for pro tection against an inimical world, and when threatened they have risen as one man, to defend that nation. This Impulse is patriotism. it is unthinkable that patriotism should die, yet It Wiis perfectly true that we are only driven out o ur selves r~ationally by sonme great dan ger, such as war. We do not know how much we love or country until it Is threatened. It isA tragic fact tifat war unites nation as dloes nothing else. For asr, then, which we can no longer endure, we must find some thing else. And what shall that thing be? A vast internationalism perhaps, in time. An ethical Instead of a bloody responsibIlity to our fellows. Battleships Were Our Symbols. But war, or not so much war as the visible evidence of it. the navy, the army, even the flag which we have made a military emblem, have up to this time symbolized us to ourselves. In the absence of other tangible evi dences of outr nationality, our battle inhips and soldiers are symbols of our country. That vast, intangible thing which otherwise we cannot visualize, the nation, becomes tangible, saIls the sea as battleships, marches the streets in our uniforms, becomes to uts the concrete evidence, not so much of war as of nationality. To put the world on a peace-think ing basis Is not easy. We have thought too long in terms of force. Perhaps when the magnilficent ~USD a mo nny a day = wth gywinercolsbut no mere of that for me." Ele. BeBl's Pime-Tar-hemey, with dret a -a sies Geta bestp Der Deli''s Ms tUo at em Zitd. ort he reform movement In Cbsech 0107 may of It: atonl. where groups ha we organ. e Mee war. It k w lyIes a new church.wl be tort om ~. I t ,hi 'btt gief and Ing from the exe0Wtlvq cuali tasbon of wnueeunu bsblni ". But during Ithe general aapgd~bly Of t 0Preuby taught 2 aIb lsq patriotismn. 1terlati Church in the V1Red 'Sltaaa of alb ft s- m n>SDli .~g America. which is, it es.ion hest. The severe bu ing Industry, ha, ton Store, as we and Flint, Michi January First wi *Our Entire Togethet with s Reductions-- th ON JANUARY, Men's and Young Men's Suits and Overcoats Reduced to All Suits Overc< New York or Baltii REPRESENTED SALE STARTS I 1Raincoats TOO! Raincoats 7 Reduced to Raincoats 7 5 The app for fends for the bueau... _~ b Mig w w i tlN meat kown *Churobeg in Euroe il* "wlp be Pr o otep mono the tthse vberpd by tee Rv. Dr. Sylvester W. Boerch. so Chur the rurcl rs oneran the*~Prncton N J. hoheeds PAT CRONE, SAYS MAR9NE$ it was meid today that religious WILL NOT HALT ROSERIES forces In men of the uountre thatP suffered In the war are without funds ITN o.l.4~ rw.E to aontinuo their work and are look- outhw end the teus kdn orpg of Ins to America for aid. Spoci*I inter- the Cuahy iaby'a.e$s ywV a9 , miess depression of the pest six months, v 'seen too much for our organization, so v have closed .one. of our Baltimore stores; ran. To this end" we have disposed of -oui Smust vacate the premises. Accoralingl3 Stock of Men' AND one Merchandise from our e like of which we believe FIRST WE CLOSE Men's and Young Men's Mge&' Suits and Overcoats Suits Reduced to >ats and Rainco'ats in this Sale are from well nore--Every Reduction Price IS ABSOLUTEL3 Every statement in connection with the Sale is "ROMPTLY 8 A. M. CLOTHES S F Street N. W.* B to hire tit .b. L'nite "tIm bus . KANM PLAS1M . gusarda'wUi eat halt 194" f r ol~sl0@1t m w ~ y o Meat thelm nd' 4 r4 y sewe Ao omk s t ee qn k I anatyy. e clean fvteyh t i rtyr nes on it. Thes anoucement lfo w a reor "". " h to (trry .we~ 1p d I' " ms tos 11o4.8 sbotune". " Hv! li b e i~ldd the Kpain. " Drty abV" With twas retl de p rss t ed by the Veltd W- aM my h d .ide to cle or Wings balsd ur the o n" kn, Indinapruol take va cent on It nd eet N. W., a clen U they had thirty marines on 1r-" Th, ensunenent foflwed & repert ,hich has greatly depressed the Cloth te have decided to close our Washing also our stores in Akron, Indianapolis Slease at 930 F Street N. W., and on we offer-L Sand\Yong r ER 0 Closed-Up Stores at Genul Washington has never set OUR DOORS F01 sIh$ Ybd Men's Me'sand N and Overcoats Suits and ( Reduced to Reduc -known and reliable makers of Rochester, SGUARANTEED TO BE EXACTLY -AS iplain, unvarnished statement of fact. WEDNESDAY MO] Rules Every 'HOP. thr etween 9th and 10th Thr*"'h "t iebea1r d"i b0I4 tewihr tom1. Lw . yt PC Me .s~ a* itsJ tr Ow.. Mr.- H1 - atbs. twom t~~U~ W ~ ' eb. ne .n. LEVER oun Me's )vercoats ed to RNING of the Sale terationa 0. D.'s arges fund. - chaniges Sal. Final ntrance *ugh F St. Exit Atlantic B~l.