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COUNTY NEWS. McCONNELLSBUB 0. PA. YANKS QUICKLY ADAPT SELVES American Youths Soon Fall Into Free and Easy Life of the Soldier. WE IN PUBLIC SQUARE tight ! So Commonplace That None of Townspeople Stop to look on, Even When They Tke to "Reading" Shirt. Willi tint American Army. It hosn't jken long for American youths to bo cme accllinuted. to tlio free-and-easy lives of soldiers. They are lis frunX loll an "pen and as shameless uh their French brothers In arum, and a good deal more no than their ItrltlHh com- I A convoy of American troops halt (or I few hours' rent In Rome French town, not too far from the front but that the distant rumble of the lnces unt cannonade can be heard, with oc casionally the alternating buzz-buzz of i Iloche ulrplane and the dull boom of the archies hurled ttkywnrd ut It. After "chowlng" at the rolling kltch- mi that accompany them and washing op their iiichm kits, the doughboys usu- illr turn to their toilets. Even though lliny are parked In the shade under the tall trees around tho public square of the town, that doesn't fen 7.0 them a Wt. Tliey unpack their safety razors, their Minvhig soup and brushes and proceed to shnvo then and there. Nut It la Mini a commonplace sight that Hone of tho townspeople stop to look M. Tho French children "les souses,' U tho Yanks hove ulrendy learned to nil them In true French argot gather round, but that Is all. "Read" Their Shirts. Then one doughboy who thinks ho Is I burlier enters tho nearest house and borrows a chair. He places It on a boi nnd administers haircuts to such ititiJcctH as will tako a chance- on his handiwork with the scissors. These unateur barbers are not so bad, el UVr, clipping off the hair close, so the douxliboys stand less chance of linV' ton ps stick In their hair. Often tho doughboys strip to the waist nnd engage In tho pleasing pas time of "reading their shirts," as American hoboes term It. For, no mutter where a number nt men are (Mitcri-giited without women to tidy op after them, they are bound to have vermin. footles," tho doughboys call fleas mil body Uco and other forms of an imal life that Inhabit their garments. Whenever they cutch a particularly large specimen they examine It close 1; uii'l minnunco that It Is of (icrmnn wli'ln, has escaped from the Roclm trvni lies and has the Iron Cross stump ed on its bark. If tin- Yuiiki bivouac near a stream everybody take a dip right away Their oillcers always Insist that the men wear somo sort of n breech clout In limning, so tho doughboys usii lly keep on the drawers of their B. V. P.'h anil then stand naked on tho bank of the stream waiting for them to dry In tho sun. in tlie lino the men shave every dnywhett It Is possible, because they twve learned from tho French that (M musk fits tighter If there Is no itulilile of beard on the chin to let the deadly fumes seep In and burn them. They have becomo used to their Mpinitors very quickly and wear them 21 hours at a stretch without It bothering them. Adopt British Custom. They have also adopted tho Hrltlsh niMoni of merely nipping the nose dutch on their nostrils nnd placing 'he breathing plug In their mouths Wilimit strapping tho headgear over Mr miniums every time a gas alert u Hounded. If gns really materializes they pro- "1 to adjust tho mask according to "illations, otherwise they unsnlp the bwepiece nnd spit out tho mouth plug "d go on about their uffulrs. Any time dud shell lands one that falls MADE HAPPY BY ;i-.A?. Vk v jr vli r' a -rid - y-j II . 1 r . ja r it t.j mat I delivery of letters from home Is a great event "over there" Mere are n llin Imppy countenances of American lied Cross chuuffeurs upou the rlVul f the mull wagon In Purls. 0 SHELL PROVES FATAL ,nl Ambulance Driver Killed While Hvlng Previous Wounda At tended to. llli1"' Ml,K''y"w"unded when two ,, linided near a dressing station, rUt0 ,l,,li Ii.... i ... i t , ""I'd when a third shell exploded it," '"H having his previous wounds (m!"i '"Mt Hh"11 al" Inflicted alight " two other Americana, l'r lo explode It Is likely to bo mistaken for 11 gas shell and the alarm sounded. Nearly all of tho doiiL'lihovM In tin lino wrap their tin hats with burlap some oilier material to cover the till, us In walking throuirh tbu trenches If one's helmet strikes u wire some projection It rlnirs like a bell und Is often taken as a signal to open lire by some llocho snlner lurkliiu hidden nnd camouflaged In No Man's land. A stray bullet striking a barbed wire strund makes a ping ti nt can bo heard half u tulle, and If one strikes steel bat It sounds like u villain Ore alarm Lull. HIS WtLCOME IN ITALY MAKES HIM FAVOR WAR Cleveland, O. "If this be war, f to hell with peace I" This Is an extrut from a let- ,, ter written by Lieut. O. W. Con- nelly to friends here from his billet In Italy, describing the welcome accorded tho first !! American troops to arrive In that country. Ills letter stated !! that the soldiers wera deluded ....... . ..... ... r wiiii nowers, iruus ami gins uh they marched along and were T tendered several banquets and I receptions. To Stop Death Under Fifty. London. Death under fifty must be prevented. Kir George Newman, In making a health report to tho board of education, lays down this ulm. All medical education, ho argues, Is build ed primarily on the curing of disease, not Its prevention. Kxamlnatlon of records shows, says Sir fieorge, that most fatalities under fifty are more or less directly preventable. In the six years from 1011 to 11)17 membership In trade unions In Canada has grown from li,l-'- to 20I.C.H). SERGEANT LOSES HIS LAST FIGHT Soldier Wins Admiration of Com rades Through Cheerful ness in Hospital. HE WAS GAME TO THE END Four Operations Were Too Much for Strength of Non-Com. Who Was Wounded In Action at Chateau-Thierry. An American Hospltul In France. "No, they'n t going to bring tho sergeant back to the ward, boys." These were exactly the words the nurse used. Hut the tone of her voice and the look In her eyes said more. The little group In the ward which had been playing cards on one of tho beds to forget tin tension they felt while tho sergeant's operation was taking place, stopped suddenly, all at trition, all hungering for good news. "You don't liienn the sergeant's pone, do you?" exclaimed one. "Yes, boys, the sergennt's gone. Four opi-ratlons Were Just too much for his strength, lie never regained conscious nesv." He Was a Game Boy. "flee, the sergeant's gone," huskily said a chap with one leg gone, "he suro was a game boy." "Ho was the best fellow I ever kniw," said another, "and the cheer fulest, too. Tvo seen them dressing his leg time and again, nnd gosh t but It hurt. Hut did the sergeant ever say anything? Not the sergeant he never batted an eye." "Just to think," mused a third, "It wasn't bulf an hour ago when w MAIL FROM HOME vates William J. Itlnohold, of Athens, Pn., anil John 11. Itedcuy, of Heading, Pa. The first shell broke a few yards from the dressing stntlon Just as Paul started to crank his ambulance to go to a more advanced post. Shrapnel fragments slightly cut him. A second shell followed closely, almost In the sumo place, and Puul was cut In sev eral places. A doctor at tho post, with Itlnebold and lledcay, came out of the station nnd was dressing Paul's Injuries when DROVE AMBULANCE IN FRANCE 'V- -....A A I- ... : '. " , IV , ; ' : l ' 4 . : ...' J Miss Caroline Stevens, daughter of Mrs. Itlcb.ird Stevens of New York and Newport, v ho returned to this country recently from France, where she drove un ambulance ut the front for many months. saw blin go out. I shouleil, '(iood luck, Surge,' when the stretcher was circled through the door, and be smiled and said : 'Thanks, I'll be back In a few minutes with you.'" The sergeant was Frank Carbaugh of (ireencaxtle, Pa., a member of the Seventh Machine-dun Sanitary detach ment. No mother ever reared n braver M'll. The sergeant, who was a mathemat ics icacner nerore the war, was wounded when Ids out lit was rushed Into action near Chateau Thierry. None of his bliukles knew Juxt how, because, as one of them explained, "the sergeant wasn't the kind of a fellow who'd talk of himself. You can bet he was wounded doing sotne iblng for somebody, thoutth." They did know that the sergeant lay out In the open a long time after he was wounded. Medical records show that. Ills left leg was badly smashed, and they operated at the llrst hospital he reached. Hut gangrene had set In, and four operations had followed. They have had lots of brave pa tients that doctors and nurses and putictjts admired alike In that hos pital, but never one Just like the ser geant. The little group sitting on the cots, w'th the nurse, hnd been talking of t'.e sergeant for a long time, when one of the boys said: "You ought to vrlte to his mother, Miss Cutter. Tho surge thought the world of Ids moth er " 'I'm going to," replied tho nurse. "You boys write out what you think cl the sergeant, and I'll send that, too" What the Boyt Wrote. Tho boys did, and here arc n few lines from them : I'rlvnto F.lmer Ilylnnd wrote: "I was r.'Ith hlm.as soon as he came from the operation, and I cried when he went. Ilo was n great boy a clean fellow through nnd through. I wish my foot was so I could walk with him to the cemetery." Wagoner John Trnsk wrote: "Our 'orgount Is gone. Why, I loved that fellow like my own brothers. I've seen other fellows go, but I never Mt like this." Sergeant Vincent Sutler wrote: "I never felt worse since I came In the light. He was game to the last; al ways cheerfsil, find when I culled 'flood luck to you,' he answered : 'Thanks, 111 be (). K. soon.' We always had fun around Ids bed; he was so cheer ful. Ilo was one of the finest fellows I ever knew." Arthur Stulit, who knew the ser geant better than the rest, the boys ay, because 'he and the surge liked to dabble in poetry,' wrote a poem to nend the sergeant's mother. They burled the sergeant In the lit ilo American graveyard In a pretty Lorraine valley, with an American flag oor tho collln, us 13 soldiers fired throe shots over the grave and the bugler gave "taps." Then some of tho boys whose Injuries permitted their attending the funeral, gatbere'd (lowers In the valley and the nurses placed them on tho grave with red, white und blue ribbons uromvt them. the third shell landed, a he-nvler pleco of shell striking Paul and his death followed In a few minutes. Itlnebold was cut on the right foot by u splinter from tho same shell, while Itedcuy was cut below the left eye. Itlnebold was taken )o a hospital, but Itedcuy was able to resume his duty after receiving medical attention. Puul, lit tho time of his enlistment, was n Junior In the eng'neerlng school of Lehigh university, where he was prominent In athletics. He was a mem ber of the Hlgina Chi fraternity. t r 1 itST v-' " t itl V : vf 4t Wbwitm Nwp.ir t.'nlun GERMANYACGEPTS WILSON'S TERMS 1 1 Note On Its Face Seems Com plete Concession. RECEIVED WITH SUSPICION People Should Be Cautioned Against Any Certainty Of Imme diate End Of Hos tilities. TEXT OF GERMAN NOTE. Washington. Germany's reply to President Wilson's Inquiry, Intercept ed as it was being sent by the great wireless towers at Nauen and forward ed here in an otllclal dispatch from France, says: In reply to the questions of the President of tho United States of America the Gormun Government hereby declares: The German Government has ac cepted the terms laid down by Presi dent Wilson In his address of Janu ary the. 8th and In his subsequent ad dresses on the foundation of a per manent peace of Justice. Consequent ly Its object in entering Into discus sion would be only to agree upon practical details of the application of these terms. The Gennr.n Govein mentment believes that the Govern ments of the Powers associated with the Government of the United Slates Also take the position taken by Presi dent Wilson In his address. The Ger man Government, In accord with the Austro Hungarian Government, for the ptirpose of bringing about an armistice, declares Itself ready to comply with the propositions of the President in re gard to evacuation. The German Government suggests that the President may occasion the meeting or a mixed commission for making the necessary arrangement concerning the evacuation. The pres ent German Government, which has undertaken the responsibility for this step toward peace, bus been formed by conferences and In agreement with the great majority of the Reichstag. The Chancellor, supported In all of his actions by the will of this majority, speaks in the nnme of 'the German Government and of the German peo ple. SOLF, State Secretary of Foreign Olllre. Uerlln, October 12, 1918. Washington. Whatever promises Germany may make to the United States and her Allies they cannot serve us a basis for an armistice or peuco negotiations us long us the llolienzollerns and the system of gov ernment they represent remain in power. And this, in effect, Is expected to be the reply of President Wilson to Germany's reply to the President ac cepting the terms laid down by the President. The President has nindo It plain that the German spokesmen as at present constituted cannot be trusted. In his address in New York, Septem ber 27, he said: We are all agreed that there can be no peace obtained by any kind of bargain or compromise with the Governments of the Central Um pires, because we have deult with them already and have seen them deal with other Governments that were parties to this struggle, at Urest-Litovsk and Iluchurest. They have convinced us that they are without honor and do not Intend Justice. They observe no cov enants, accept no principle but force and their own Interest. We cannot "come to terms" with them. They have made It Impos sible. The German people must by this time be fully aware that cannot accept the word of those whd forced this war upon us. We do not think the same thoughts or speak the same lan guage of agreement. There Is nothing In the German note that Justifies the President to change a single sentence of the fore going passage. The assurances given by the note as to composition and origin of the present Government cannot be taken seriously, officials asserted. They pointed out that the President, In sending his queries to Germany, was aware of the strong possibility of Germany acceding ostensibly to his 14 points of peace agreement, but that she would dodge on the main issue as to Who was going to pledge Germany's name to such an 'agreement. It was on this point that he was looking for an opening to convoy to the German people dually and unmlstakubly that their present Government, no mutter who may wear the title of Chancellor or how many members of the Heidi stag may be willing to stand sponsor for It, Is unacceptable to tho United States from the point of view of trust worthiness as long us the llolienzol lerns continue to wear the German crown nnd retain the power of making and unmaking of cabinets. The President, olllclala believe, will Inform the Gorman people that "the present German Government, which has taken responsibility for tills step toward peace," In reality differs In no wise from any of tho preceding ONLY ONE POUND AT A TIME. Revised Rules Governing The Sale Of 8uflr. Washington. Revised rules govern ing tho Bale of sugar to consumers while still permitting the Issue of two pounds a month for euch person re strict the sale to one pound at a time, Hereafter only one pound for each person can be Issued between the first and (Iftoenth of a month and the other pound between the fifteenth and thirtieth. German Governments, the Govern ments that declared the treaty Insur ing the Inviolability of Dclgium a "scrap of paper" and forced the oscr ons peace treutles on Husslu und Hu mania. The President hns gained the oppor tunity he has sought, olllciuls declared the opportunity of telling the Gor man people: "You ore willing to evacuate all conquered territory. You ure willing to make good the wrongs you have done. There Is but one way in which you can convince the people of the UifUcd States and tho Allies of your sincerity, and that Is by getting rid of the political system responsible for these- wrongs." The President's reply, It was de clared, will be ntllciully addressed to the German Government, but he will actually speak above (he head of that Government to the German people themselves In on effort to convince them that the llolienzollerns must go ere peace can be returned to them and the whole of Europe. Reports That Kaiser May Abdicate In creases. Zurich, Switzerland. Neutral travel ers arriving here from Germany report that rumors that Ei peror William may abdicate appear to take greater con sistency day by day. The arrivals add that the unpopularity of the German Crown Prince has considerably In creased In Germany. Favored By Germans. Purls. The tendency Is remarked in certain German circles, says a dis patch from Geneva to tho Temps, to represent the eventual full of F.mpcror William us a concession which the Ger mans would be disposed to allow to the Allies If they demanded It. Such talk appears, above atl, the messuge adds, to be an attempt to bring about an event which many Ger mans judge to be Inevitable und even desirable. PRESIDENT LEADS TROOPS. Marches At Head Of Armed Forces In New York. New York. President Wilson, commander-in-chief of the Amerlnian Army and Navy, marched at the head of the American forces in the Columbus-Liberty Day parade, one of the most Im pressive and inspiring spectacles New York has ever bud. Under a canopy formed by the flags of the 22 nations arrayed against au tocracy and with squadrons of Amer ican airplanes hovering overhead, the President strode with 25,000 fighting men from five continents and Islands from tery sea over the entire thret--mile line of march ulong the Avenue or the Allies. Then, nt the foot of Fifth avenue, beside the Washington arch, he look his place In an automo bile and reviewed the long column. A GIRL FIRES ON OUTLAWS. D. irricadcd In A Tower, She Keeps Train Wreckers Off. I'liiontown, Pa. lSarrleiidiiig horsi !l In the tower ut the Pennsylvania Rail road crossing nt Gist, near here, .Miss E. M. Vensel, signal operator, pluck ily held her post nnd fought a re volver duel with three men who at tempted to wreck an ammunition train by placing ties across tho tracks. With bullets crashing through the sides of the tower house she returned shot for shot until the arrival of tho freight train frightened away the in truders. TO PLAN LEAGUE OF NATIONS German Foreign Minister Will Name Committee Of Reichstag. Amsterdam. Dr. Solf, German Foreign Minister, will soon appoint a committee of Reichstag members, rep resentatives of tho Foreign OMlce and jurists to formulate the German draft of a league of nations plan, according lo the Nord Deutsche Allegemrlne Zoltung today. U. S. CUTS PEN INDUSTRY. Brais And Nickel-Plated Styles Are Stopped; Others Curtailed. Washington. The manufacture of brass and nickel plated pens will be discontinued shortly by a ruling of the War Industries Hoard. No new types of pens ore to be produced dur ing the war. The variety of existing styles also Is to be materially reduced. HUNS BALK AT EXCHANGE. Will Not Ratify Agreement On Prisoners. London. The German Government has communlcsted to the Hrltlsh Gov ernment, through Holland, its decision not to ratify the Anglo-German agree nient for un exchange of prisoners unless guarantees are given against the deportation and Internment of Germans in China. U. S. SUB CHASER SINKS. Goes Down In Foreign Waters After An Explosion. Washington. An American subma rine chaser, designated as the 219, sank in foreign water October 9 after on explosion, with the deuth of one enlisted man and the Injury of one officer and eight men. One man also Is reported missing. ENTIRE DRAFT BOARD OUT. Member Of Georgia Body Remove! By Wilson' Order. Atlanta, Ga.-i Removal at the ordrr of President Wilson of the mombeis of the local draft boaTU of Liberty county because of alleged Irregulari ties and Improper conduct of the reg ulations waa announced by Major Joel D. Mullett In chnrgn of administration of the selective service law In Georgia. At cat owned by Mrs. Mcl.eid, of East Cleveland, Ohio, eats olives. Two Kinds of Allies By GEORGE BARR McCUTCHEON of Tht Vlgllantet An Italian widow living In New York city hud five sons. Four of them were born In the United States, the other In Italy. He was one year old when his parents came to New York to live. Wten Italy entered tho wur ugiiiiiHt her domineering, exacting ally three of these boys ull American sub jects lost no time In doing what thousands of other American boys al ready had done. Where the other thou sands hud cast their lot with the Ca nadians, the French mid the ItrltlHh, as free-horn Americans bud the right to do, these three young men set sail for the land of their father, and took up the arms of their forefathers ngiilnst the foe. They entered the Italian army. They weVe volunteers, not conscripts. Two of them hud never even seen the land from which ciimu their father and mother. Then came the decision of the Unit ed. States to engage In tho conllict on the side of civilization and hu tmiiilly. This old Italian mother gave her two remaining Americans to the army of the United States. They wera her youngest one of them bandy eighteen mid they were ns eager to fight as their brothers had been. They did not want to be drafted. They en listed as common soldiers, and went nway with the troops to France. The old mother did hot give up her boys to the armies of Italy and France. She gave them to the armies that Were lighting fur the tilings dear to I hem us Americans. They went lis Americans, not us Italians. No mut ter what their father may have been when he was u boy, these boys were Americans. They loved the land In which they were bom, even ns their father loved the land In which he was born. They believed In the land of their birth mid in Its Ideals, as their futher and mother hud taught them to believe. They did not go forth as adventurers, but us soldiers with a principle behind them. Difference in Mother. A German mother in a Connecticut city also hud live sons of I he lighting age when the war broke out. They were nil born In the U.nlfcd States and they were American clll.ens, as their father deliberately bud made himself by the processes of iiaturiill.alion per haps before any one of them came Into tho world. Two of these sons suc ceeded In reaching Germany, und. like the sous of the Italian mother, took up the n rms of their father's native land. No one will gainsay them the GOD'S WILL OR MAN'S By CYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY Of Tim Vigilantes If God be perfection in wisdom and love, and all powerful, why docs He not stop this war? He must know of the suffering. He must feel for the nif fi.ri'rs. If Ilo can whv does He not ' end It? Grave quest Ions, Indeed, and wrung from hearts unaccustomed to doubt, by sorrow nnd shame und de spair. God Is wisdom, love and power; God knows and feels, yet the wur goes on. He- does not act. There Is no Divine Intervention! What then? Shall we, like Job's wife, curse God and die? I!y no means. Let us ask ourselves the exact meaning of that clause In the world wide prayer "Thy will be done on earth us It 1s In Heaven." Is that a statement ..of Invariable ever-present fact, or Is Is a necessary petition? Is God's will always and everywhere and nt nil times being done upon earth, or Is It not? I think that statement Is a petition nnd thnt It Is properly Included In the Lord's prayer. I am sure that God's will Is not always being done, but that often and for long periods the evil will of man Is being done nailer the In spiration of the devil. Incldontly, lifter the experiences of the past few years I don't see how any one can doubt the existence of the devil and legions of attendant spirits of evil. He Is liuar nnted at Potsdam, and his fallen Angels In the ravngers of the strlek n lands of Kurope and Aslu. Have ynu seen that terrible cartoon In which the devil shakes his finger nt the kaiser und says. "If you don't quit culling me '!'',' yon will get Into trouble?" We Must Continue Free. Will nn.v one say to the maimed ,.i.m.1i..ii. (he outraged women, tho ' starved men, that these sufferings nr tnlllcted upon them by the will of God? Were Helms and Ypres and Louviiln destroyed by the will of God? Does he pollute wells, and devastate fields anil destroy villages? Is He re sponsible for Poland. Serbia nnd Ar menia? Is the torpedo launched agnlnst the merchant ship In accord ance with Ills will? Is lie using liquid fire and poison gas? Is God accessory after the fact to murder, rape, outrage, devastation, destruction? The thing Is unthinkable; the claim monstrous, Im possible, Incredible. Hut If God be not responsible nnd If men nre, still why does He not pre vent them? A restatement of the ques- Intelligent Maine Dog. A Gardiner (Me.) dog was caught on (he trestlo over the new Maine Cen tral viaduct nnd could not reach the end ahead of the fast-coming train. Helng afraid to Jump off because of the distance to tho ground, the dog dropped his body over ono of the sleep ers, letting his head nnd legs hang be tween tho sleeper. The engine and six cars passed along and then doggie perked up one ear, found the coast was clear and calmly finished his Jour Kejr koine. right to Join the kaiser's army. They were free-born American citizens, ns much so ns tho boys who went out to fight with the Italian, the French nnd the Canadian forces, and It was their Individual right to fight where soever and with whomsoever they elected. P.ut when the United Stutes went Into the war, did the three re malnliig sons offer their sertlces to the country In which they weie born, the country which hnd enriched their father, the country which honored them by culling them citizens? They did not. They were not Americans. They were Germans. The mother of the three young men openly declared that she would rut her see them dead by her own hand than to have them take up urms against their kaiser! The Fortune of War. P.nt the fortunes of war produce strange conditions. The fortunes of war demanded thnt three Americans should go forth and shoot two Ger mans. There can be no going behind the fact that the Instant the United States entered the conllict these three hoys automatically became the ene mles of their brothers. Their brothers had gone out voluntarily to light with (lie German armies. That was their right, their privilege. They did so at the time when their native land was riot lined up against the kaiser. They elected to face the bullets that were aimed nt Germany, Just as those other boys elected to face the shells tired at Ualy. Hut the two Germans went out to fight for Germany because they were Germans, I ause they were not allowed to he anything but Germans. Their mother sent them out to die for Gerinnny. Was she willing to send the other three out to die for the United States? NO! She preferred to kill them with her own hands. The Itnl Inn mother did not semi her two re maining boys to light In Duly but In France. They went us American sol diers. They would have gone with the American armies to fight against Italy If the call had been from that direc tion. She would not have preferred to kill them with her own bunds. In the great Civil wur that threat ened the existence of the United States of America back In lHflt-Uo brother fought against brother. Thou sands of young men came up from the Southland and put on the uniform of blue. Their brothers, their cousins, even their fathers, were wearing the gray. The Instances In which Northern-born men went to fight with th-J Confederate iirinlcs are notably n.re. These men who cnine north loved their Southland with u devotion that cannot be questioned, nlul yet they loved their country more. They did not light with Hie North because they were Northerners but because they be lieved In a United States of America. Rlood may be thicker than water, . but It is neither blond nor water that counts In the ninklng of an honest man. It Is his heart that omuls. Hon. The answer? Is No! We are en dowed by God with free will, power to choose. That Is and must be a real power else we are victims of n ghast ly Jest, n hideous delusion. If God has limited Himself by giving us this pow er we can, If we will, choose evil In stead of good. Men have chosen evil and the world Is suffering because of the choice. Once more you ask, why does not Guil withdraw from us our freedom of will, since It Is nbuseil? He ciius the privilege Is so great, so In estimable, so necessary, Hint It Is bet ter even to suffer ull the Ills that fol low upon Us abuse, than 1 hut It should be withdrawn or abrogated, and we as cend to the position of automata. Ir responsible beings, moved nboiit arbi trarily by an omnipotent hand. We must work out our own salvation by the help of God. We nre not children of the bond woman but of the free nnd we must so continue. What I Your Answer? How, then, Is God's will to be done? How Is the war to be won? In what way Is a slop to be put to all these atrocities? When men, by whatever menus and searching, do discover the will of God, and after the discovery develop sulllclent consecration and de votion to do the will of God, then, and not until then, will it be done. "The 'Son of God goes forth to war " Yes, always and at ull times, hut lie never comes back a victor un less the Sons of Men go with Him. When we find out the will of God and do It, we shall end the war, und every other evil that results from tho Inability or unwillingness of men to see and do that will. Are your hearts set upon righteous ness, upon doing Hie will of God,' oh ye people of America? So the question Is not of God's duty but of your own. What answer nre you making? TO GERMANY By GEORGE STERLING, of the Vigilante. Thy mount pmihiichh utim men no more to tin to, ' Hot imiiHen. What OVtlli'cl nnd fi'tlj sea, W'lmt etiirk sliyiiHKH of piililillty, llavu liulcliivl llieo? Thou hast rtuchi'J the world ton title. For with tho replllu Is thy pluce and ilato; Yet must wo love the snurlun. as wo Kind It a sentlo tiling rompurui! to thet Whose imiw no tilouil of nurnu or hnbt can into. Tho Ahnmlnalilo olmll put by III crown llernuno of thoe, Bno at thee ull npoei'h (loin bankrupt, and ImnKlnntlun truing No en r no that (lore not bless lliy liluctl renown Thou, who ilool hnlil all Infamy In reach I . Thou, with the blood of dovlU In thy veins! London's population Includes 471, (KtO persons who reside In flats. To the Writing Guys. Cast thy manuscript upon the edi tor nnd after many days It will return ngaln In such n condition that It will have to bo recopled. The man who used to burn the mid night oil milking his money now has a son who consumes the midnight gnso lino spending It. IndhinapolU Star. , Except along tho Caspian sea coast, agriculture In Persia Is dependeut uu HrrhiuMoo.