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T HE drive of Haig through the German ranks was a
wonderful demonstration and has had a most stimu
lating effect upon all nations arrayed against the
kaiser. It may even exert some influence in Russia,
where cowardly Administrators are plotting to fasten upon
the world the very chains they ostensibly would remove
from their own country.
Conversely, the Haig drive will have a depressing ef
fect on Germany at home and in the field if even a por
tion of the truth shall reach the people and the soldiers.
There, has been the usual speculation as to the purpose
of the drive. The expected answer of experts is that it
had in view relief of the "pressure on Italy. That will
likely be one effect, but the German advance in Italy has
proceeded too far to be abandoned in order to assist a
weakened line that is likely to find a stopping place some
where short of annihilation. Another theory is that it
had become necessary, in the light of so much 'funereal
news to the allies, to do something to increase popular and
military morale and to create a feeling of pessimism in
Germany at a time when a revolt against the kaiser might
be engineered; in other words, for the effect upon any po
litical offensive against the enemy.
Possibly all the effects suggested will be witnessed,
but it is more than likely none was the motive for the at
tack. Haig saw an opportunity to strike and he went
through as part of the war game. It was fighting, not
It is interesting to note that on the same day (Wed
nesday) that the Capital News printed the first news
given the public here of the great victory, a dispatch from
Washington was published stating that a host of Ameri
can soldiers had been dispatched to Prance, many more, it
was hinted, than thé people of this country had believed
could have been equipped and sent over in so short a time.
Is it not possible that American reinforcements had
something to do with the Haig drive, if not as direct par
ticipants then as being on the job in supporting order,
keeping open lines of communication and standing as a
, ill ie ,. ,,
dependable rear guard for actions they are not yet per-1
mitted to join on account of their newness to wart
In any event, it is known that there is a sizeable Amor
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lean army In loanee now and that more are being sent
over right along. Those on the ground and those still to
come will soon be "going through" as tho British bored
through the German lines last Tuesday.
DEMOCRACY IN PRACTICE
O NE of the outstanding features of our war prepara
tion ia the prompt manner in which the business men
of the country have come to its support with their
counsel, their cash and their sons. They have lined up
iqtdckly with the farmer, the laborer, the professional man
—all forming an impressive pageant and giving a most il
luminating illustration of democracy in practice.
Big business and little business have responded to the
eall to the colors and the few exceptions in opposition to
reasonable regulations have been quickly disciplined large
ly by business itself.
We do not have to go to New York aijd see the great
men of finance in action. Right here at home and in all
the towns around us there are plenty of examples of busi
ness patriotism. Men have given their time freely, away
from their business, to the Red Cross, to liberty loans and
to other undertakings inseparable from our preparedness
' and to our successful continuation in the war.
They have extended the right hand of helpfulness to
the laborer and to Nie farmer who have so nobly joined in
the cause of universal liberty. There has been no call un
The nation needs its business men as, perhaps, never
before to aid it in meeting the most acute emergency in its
history, not even excepting the civil war, which meant, at
moBt, division. Defeat now means something worse than
It is most encouraging, therefore, to witness the man
ner in which our business men have so heartily, loyally
ançl unselfishly lined up jn the ranks with other classes of
citizens acting with equal earnestness, patriotism and ab
LIKE two In a pod: A pro-German
and a con-Amertcan—when the "con"
stands for "phoney."
THE. Germans, having read "The
Merchant of Venice," ars pounding
around that city.
PROF. SCOTT NEARING ought to
be nearing soma hoosegow, meaning
SOME people say they only want a
place In the sun who In reality want
PRO-GERMAN topical song: "Keep
the Food Fires Burning."
I am thankful
For a tankful
Of good food one time a day.
I am thankful
Hasn't come around my way.
1 am thankful
For the codfish
That, somehow, I always get.
HI Costofllvlng-s humping,
But he hasn't licked me—
I am thankful
For a bumper crop
Of fine and robust health.
I am thankful I don't have to
A lot of wealth.
I am thankful
For my freedom.
Yes, I am a lucky mug.
Many men, no worse
Than 1 am
Are reclining In the jug.
I am thankful for
And the charity of man.
But, above all else,
That I'm an American.
Any Yank who can't
And is cast down In the dumps
Is a flivver.
Is a bonehead.
And the chump of all the chumps.
Fuel administrator says he will make
the coal men obey the government.
Some Job, but maybe It can be done.
Things are all going by contraries
thed^days. It may happen.
It begins to look as though that bum
per buckwheat crop came along : t the
Now that the crop is the greatest on
record the price of a stack of buck
wheats In the food, emporium with the
counter is five cents more than ever
So, things are as they should be.
May couldn't cook, no not a bit;
But, gracious, how the girl could knit!
she couldn't knit socks for her dad,
! For that, you see, was not the fad.
At wheeling baby, she'd have died,
But she could do the peacock glide,
ON THE WARPAT1
When the Jolo
With his bolo
Starts to tearing up the ground.
We go scootin'
And a-chasin' 'em around.
For we made out
That we prize 'em
Though the pessimists may scoff;
And we're going to civilize 'em
If we hava to
Kill 'em off.
YOU 8AY ■
I wrote a letter to me pal.
Ma old pal, Donohue.
He's over there across the sea
With all tho gang In Company B—
I wrote: "I'm sending you a box of
I'm «ending you some sweets," I said;
"Some ham; some doo-dads for your
I got an answer back today;
8ays he: "Now, listen, you!
"Never mind the Jam;
Never mind the ham.
Never mind the doo-dade
For me bood-war'e in a trench.
But here's a task for you—
Please ask," Buys Donohue,
"How do I ggy, 1 love yotf
"I met her In Bordeaux," aays he.
Ma old pal, Donohue.
"And over here across the sea
No speak the Irish much," saya he—
"I understand her eigne," says he, "tout
do not parlay-voo.
So huetle around this very night,
Father Duffy will set you right—
Borrow a book from him
And send it on to Donohuel"
''Never mind the jam;
Never mind the ham.
How can I use doo-dads
When me hood-war's In a trench?
This Is the Job for you—
Find out," says Donohue,
"How do I say 1 love you'
Palestine has always been renowned
ter Its vine« and grapes, the climate,
sells and other conditions being much
the seme as ours Numbers xlll, IS,
refers to bunches of grapes which re
quired two men to 1 carry them, and in
Psalm I« David speaks of a vine fig
uratively that covered the hill and had
boughs like the goodly cedar*.
OUTRAGES ON WOMEN
HE longest and moqt heart
breaking chapter of all could
be written on this pitiful sub
ject, but we will limit it to
citation of only enough spe
cific cases, out of volumes of them, to
reveal the brutal and degenerate na
ture of our enemy. Aa vast'as le the
positive evidence, many of these cases
may never come to light. It requires
a concatenation of special circum
stances for suoh acte to be committed
in public—and the bullet and the torch
have removed much first-hand testi
The offloial reporta, giving state
ments of victims and of witnesses of
these outrages and disclosures from
diaries of prisoners and other sources,
fairly reek with Instances of outrages
upon women ajid children by German
officers and soldiers, openly counten
anced at times, if not participated In,
by high authorities, in some cases
leaders in the great German institu
tions of learning that had been the
pride of the world.
Sometimes these attacks were in
dividual and sometimes committed by
groups of men. At Mclen-Labouxhe
Margaret W. was violated by 20 Ger
man soldiers and then shot by the side
of her fitflier and mother.
THESE FIENDS DID NOT EVEN
RESPECT NUNS. There is ample evi
dence on that score, but one does not
have to go beyond the moving letter of
Cardinal Mercier to von Bissing. "My
conscience," he wrote, "forbids my
divulging to any tribunal the infor
mation, alas only too well substan
tiated, which I possess. Outrages on
nuns have been committed * *
Even grandmothers were not spared.
At Louppy the mother and her two
daughters were simultaneously raped.
Sometimes the outrages were con
tinued until death. At Nimy, the
martrydom of little Irma G. lasted six
hours, until death relieved lier of her
sufferings. When her father tried to
rescue her hp was shot and her mother
was seriously wounded.
"A clergyman of Dixmude says:
"The burgomaster of Handsaeme was
shot for trying to protect his daugh
• • »
Women nnd children were driven
before German forces. The British
had orders not to fire on civilians in
front of the enemy, so the Germans
were in position to advance, as at
Mons, behind the protection of women
and boys and girls, many of whom
were shot down for trying to escape.
In Morelle the Germans were seen
(sworn testimony) to shoot a middle
aged civilian who was helping a
wounded French soldier through the
streetB and at the same time a lame
boy aged 13 and a gil l whom they had
At Lahoussoye they raped a woman
aged 65 and at Merieourt-sur-Sonuno
three German soldiers dragged a girl
of 17 into a cellar nnd violated her in
At Ilebais they hanged a woman be
cause she resisted their attempts to
violate her. With her feet about 20
inches from the ground she cut the
rope with her penknife. When she
fell the brutes beat her. but an officer
saved her life.
A priest says that a woman whose
body was found between Rebals and
Coulommiers had been outraged after
which she was stabbed to death.
Near tho same place a woman was
violated In the presence of her hus
band and children and at Jouy-sur
Morin two Germans violated a girl ot
18 while the mother was kept off with
the oayonet by each soldier in turn.
• • •
Four Germans, one an offloer, at
Eerte-Gaucher killed M. Quenescourt
when he tried to protect a woman. She
testifies: "The officer then made me
strip completely naked and violated
me." Several similar instances in the
same locality are cited.
At Sancy-les-Provins a woman was
violated by a German soldier who had
been taken in for the night as a mat
ter of humanity.
In the market place of Gembloux
the body of a Belgian woman was
pinned to the door of a house by a
sword driven through her chest. The
body was naked and the breasts had
been cut off.
At Gllly two women were thrown in
to a cistern.
At Connlgls a girl wan violated by
several German soldier« in the pre
sence of her foster parents.
Five women were discovered In &
cellar. "All stripped naked," they
were ordered by the Germans. One
attempted to get away. The soldiers
fired. Two women were wounded, one
dying the next day.
At Baizil German soldiers tried un
successfully to violate the two daugh
ters of a household and then shot
their mother because the girls escaped.
At Morellea some people asked per
mission of German soldiers to rescue
from a burning houa# a woman who
was In bed with a broken leg. They
refuaed and she was burned alive.
At Auve a / -woman eged 10 was
burned inside a church.
Mlle. Cote, near Tannay. was roost
outrageously treated, among other
things being dragged by the hair.
At Vltry-en-Perthola German sol
dier* violated a woman aged I», who
died from tho eftecte.
Mile. Process, her mother, her grand
mother, aged 71, and her aunt, aged
It, were attacked In their home at
Trlaueourt Mlle. Procès escaped. Tho
other women were killed. The Ger
mane that night played the piano near
Mme. Maupolx. 75, was kicked to
At GIvry-on-Argonne Mme. X and
UNCLE SAM—"IF THOSE FELLOWS DON'T QUIT QUARRELING, B 7
_ GUM, I'LL RUN THE RAILROADS MYSELF." _
15 THRT Sov
HERE - YOU COME
ARISE 0« at TIE
up Ter* oto Road
D'ye Clt THAT./,
aoinC to HAVE
QOIHO TO HAVE
IT RUN THE
WAY I tefiHT
You This Evening
November winds are sad and bleak,
November winds are cold; they make
our knees and shoulders creak, when
we are waxing old. I hate the wind's
forbidding tune, 1 hate the long cold
rain; I wish the year, could be all
June, the month that's safe and sane.
When winter's tempests blow I laugh,
and summer hits the spot; November,
though, is half and half—it's neither
cold nor hot. A man can't tell six
phours ahead what weather he »nay
meet; perhaps the sun will paint
tilings red, there may be snow and
sleet. The minster clock is striking
nine, and I lie down to doze; the night
is mild, the sleeping's fine, So I kick
off the clothes. I kick them off at
frightful cost; there comes a north
wind bold; my whiskers gleam with
ice and frost, I've caught a beastly
cold. Aslhmutic breaths I now must
draw, like other careless boobs; the
surgeon comes with knife and saw, to
carv'e iny bronchial tubes. The doc-
tor comes with dope and pills, and
plasters for my chest; the druggist
comes, with leg-long bills, until I can-
not rest. I hate the bleak November
day, I hate the rein and sleet; I wish
the year could he all May, the month
that'« good as wheat.
GAS FOR POI80NOUS FLY.
Poison gas, which for lone time has
been used in Europe with such deadly
effect, is to be tried on one of the
world's most unpopular insects—the
African tsetse fly. An English officer
stationed In a legion that was once
part of German East Africa, ts respon
sible for the experiment. The gas to
be used will be either of a nature de
structive only to Insect life and harm
less to man, or else of a more deadly
character, which muat be handled by
operators wearing gas masks.
Efforts are being made to resume the
construction of branch railway lines
in the Donets basin of southern Rus
sia, where, during the last years be
fore the war, the branah and connect
ing lines annually completed aver
aged twenty-five. The development of
the mining Industry In the basin was
always closely dependent upon the
railroads. In the present war trans
portation of coal In carts became dis
organized and coats of transport In
creased 700 per cent.
A dog ln Hennlfler, N. H., In pur
suing a hedgehog, climbed from limb
to limb of a tree to a height of forty
feet. It took the help of three boye to
get him down.
her four children took refuge in the
Adnot home. Mme. Adnot and Mme.
X. were violated while the children
shrieked. One's head was cut off,
others were mutilated. The children
were aged 11. 5. 4 and ltd years,
At Zwickau, an internment camp,
women and children were herded Into
a church, half starved, for a month,
"with disgusting restrictions on sani
The foregoing ere only scattering'in
stances. There are hundreds upon
hundreds of such cases—women and
girls violated, children mutilated,
mothers forced to wltneae Inhuman
acts upon husbands and eons—a hor- 1
rifylng array of barbarities, but all
foots, in many oases substantiated by
the visual evidence presented by the
condition of the victims. i
(To Be Continued. )
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'God Ole»« the Duke of Argyle' (t cho established itching poste in Scotland)
There are some people whoso skin
appears to be perfectly clear and
healthy and who yet suffer Intense
Itching, sometimes occasional, some
times constant and almost beyond
enduranoe. Or Instead of itching
there are crawling, creeping or prick
Ing sensations, as though Insects
erne present. Generally the itch
Ing (which doctors call pruritus) is
worse at night. Then there come in
domination and eruptions, which are
not due to the disease itself but to
the scratching. Pruritus Is ssen
In all ages but especially in the mid
die aged and the elderly. There Is
also a form catted winter itch which
occurs mostly In the young, only In
winter, disappearing In the summer
to eoma again in the autumn. Some
times tka itching Is quite general;
or It Is felt only on local patches ot
in the aged prurit„. is due to the
it- mal rhanffpu that are inevitable
dermal changes that are inevitable
with the advancing 'years. Other
eausea are functional or organic
changes Ip the liver and kidneys,
dyspspsia. constipation, various ner
vous disorders, diabetes and the like.
The ailment U Indeed obstinate. In
each case the family doctor must dll
Igentiy search lor tho cause; only
on the removal of this can real re
lief be afforded. The Internal ad
ministration of drugs, as prescribed
by tho family doetor according to the
conditions to each case, often bringe
good results. Tincture of belladon
na, 10 drops throe times a day, helps
In many oases. Anti pruritic bathe
are most helpful. A Hit of these I
will mail to any sufferer sending mo
a stamped and self-directed envelope,
For local pruritus a five per cent
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Every night when I retire l coze
men ce to he itchy oil over; this feel
'»0 from one spot to another.
During the day no signs of it appear.
I on 70 and seen to be otherwise lis
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answer to your letter. Peeelbly you
are not sufficiently nourished and
that your ekln -would give you Isa*
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mal food, with a liberal supply ot
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THB BBHOVAX. OP KOLBS.
1. Am I taking any ekameeo iss hav
ing a mole removed by the eleetria
needle, provided e arns ia dona by
competent doctor. 1. Is II necessary
to go under ether, gas or any anes
thetic 1» order to hasse same re
moved t S. Please explain the process
of removing so me.
Answer —1. Yes; nanny, eases re
develop, from innocent moles thus
disturbed. If it Is inflamed or show*
evldeno of disease something should
be done. But not otherwise. 1. No.
3. ' he sponge Is placed at the baok ot
the eck. The needle at the end ot
the other electric pole Is parted
through tho diameter of the growth
at Its base.
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