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Good Americans will indorse out right the program of the National Se purity League to prevent the election pr re-election of any members of Con gress this year who are not known to be vigorous proponents of the war or who can be lured to support any spe tious efforts at an inconclusive peace. 1'he country needed such a nonpoliti tal organization as the league to lead the fight against the milk fed office bolders and office seekers who, in Imany parts of the country are cater Ing to the hopes of the people that the war may be ended, even though it Is not ended right. The league can Iome to Colorado, for instance, and build fires under two or three politi plans who probably will seek re-elec tions here and, without its motives be ing questioned, can expose the rank a cifism which has featured their po tical careers. Just how the war will terminate pill depend mostly upon the United States. Just what the United States Will do depends in a great measure *pon Congress. If there is a strong pentiment for premature peace in its pembership the task of putting through our war program until our in stitutions are absolutely safe will be Complicated. We are pledged now to go through with the war by force, Pwithout stint or limit," and we must pupport that pledge by electing men to Congress who will "stay put" on the issue until victory is won. For that matter, Americans should pe careful about electing anybody to my office now who is not clear-cut on he war. Men of no particular force a private life have much weight add Pd to their opinions when they are Clothed with the authority of office. We cannot afford to have any such lacking the pacifists in the dark days pf the war that are to come. We must make this a poor season for "yellow log" office seekers of whatever grade or party or politics.-Colorado Springs bazette. PUBLICITY AND CRITICISM. "Congress shall make no law " * " )bridging the freedom of speech or of e press," so reads a clause in our natitution. This is a wise provision. The citi pens of a democracy should at all Mmes know of and be able to criticise Jae management of their affairs. In. festigation and criticism in the pres pat war have been of great benefit hastening our preparation by point out errors that have been made. 'here is no doubt whatever that the preat safeguards in the conduct of the Car are almost unlimited publicity and he right of criticism. We are told that constructive crit ism is always welcome, but who to to decide what is constructive? Why pt criticism without the adjective? host citisens believe that Universal ilitary Training as a corrective of pur unpreparedness would have bee pestructive and yet it was not adopt. 1d. Who can tell, if it had been ao ppted when first proposed, what the Meult would have been on this war I It we had had more >ubliclty upen Oe production of aeroplnes, shipping ad ordnance, the suggestions of think Iag men would unquestionably have timaulated the rapidity with which these articles wee beoling produced, and the delays that have occurred lilght have been avoided. There are things the Goverment emnot make puble, sad these the pee pie do not adk to know. But in the main full lnformation concerning the progress of preparation an safely be given to the people It is the people's war; it Is a war supported by the pee pie, finadally and phyaically, and aggaetlas by them gaould be sought ad coaldsered. IM'PERIAL GERMANY" WHAT IT IS By Dli. TALCOTT WILLIAMS, Director of the Columbia University School of Journalism. Based on the principle, immoral In ethics, tyrannical in operation, and perilous to all liberty, that certain men are horn to rule, the "Imperial -German Govern ument" has for a generation been the foe of liberty and the enemy of free (low. Its whole In fluence has been thrown to suppress freedom in the four Balkan states. It has prevented their peaceful de velopment, refused to enforce the Trea Talcott Williams. ty of Berlin, which would have brought peace, and is responsible for four Bal kan wars. A score of years ago It supported the bloodthirsty Sultan of Turkey in Armenian massacres, and the officers of the "Imperial German Government" have aided and abetted these massacres now because the Ar menians worked and planned for lib erty when other races in Turkey were quiescent. It is the "Imperial German Government" which is responsible for 800,000 Armenians, starved to death as Germans themselves testify. "Secret Enemy." In 1908, when the revolutionary Turkish government was for freedom, Germany opposed it; when it became tyrannical Germany made this govern ment its ally. The German govern ment harassed France not merely be cause it was its ancient enemy, but because its success as a republic made the French people perilous to princes. The German government plotted to re store the Manchu Emperor and the Russian Czar to their thrones. Because the American people by Its prosperity and power made liberty desired by all the world the German government has been its secret enemy. Thirty years ago it plotted against our treaty rights in Samoa; it sent its fleet to worry and threaten Dewey at Manila in 1808; It offered to Eng land, which refused, to overturn the Monroe Doctrine in Mexico. It has in fifteen years threatened Venezuela, Mexico, Hayti and other American states. When we were maintaining peace under great provocation, it pro posed to Mexico and Japan to attack us, both refusing. It betrayed inter national faith in the dispatches sent through the Swedish Minister. It filled our land with spies, sought unavailing ly to embroil us with those of German birth resident in this country, slaugh tered our citizens on the high sees, contrary to all law, national and inter national, human and divine. "Bore Much." We waited long. we bore much, and we are now sending our sons to the war declared against the "Imperial German Government" because the ree erd of thirty years shows that neither liberty nor democratlc Institutions are safe the world over while that govern. meat is powerfuL We wisely prefer, after what Belgiam suffered, to flght Germany "somewhere in France" rath er tha In New York harbor; on the Bomme, rather than on the Hudson. In one or the other we shbold have had to fight. In 1776 we sent our soas to fight for American liberty, and we won It. In 1812 we fought fir the freedom of the sea, and we won that In 1861 we sent our sons to fight for the liberty of the slave, and we won that. Today we send oar sons out to fight for the liberty of humanity, sad we shall win that THE PATRIOT UYr YouR THRIFT Ir STAMPS E Oetrlltul by iEgene Zimmerman to the Natinael eernieRy Lm s Om~g m PatWUem wThrewh E*iSt AWNINGS Sails, Tents, Tarpaulins, Flags, Etc. Mu_. c m y - IMPOSSIBLE TO10 HOODWINK SPIES Every Army Secret Is Quickly Learned by the Army Intel ligence Service. SURPRISES ARE FEW american Troops Taught Lesson When German Airmen Felicitated Divi sion on Move Which Had Been Kept Secret Paris.-The intelligence or spy serv lee of the rival armies now facing each other in France has developed into a wonderful mechanism. Underground, on the ground and above the ground the system of surveillance, listening, patrolling, spying and reconnoitering is in incessant operation night and day. Spies have performed astonish ing feats. It may almost be said that no important movement on either side is unknown to the enemy. The size and composition of opposing troops are thoroughly known, as well as the names of officers, their degree of skill, the hold they may have upon their men and the manner in which they co operate with other commands. Surprised by Airmen. A high officer attached to one of the American divisions now in train ing in France tells of the surprise to which tbe was treated by enemy air men. The division had been establish ed several weeks in camp not far from the battle line. Every evening, pre cisely at 8:30, the division was in spected by parties of German airmen, who flew in regular formation at a fixed height. The regularity of this aerial inspection became a byword among the Americans. They set their watches by the airplanes of the enemy. On a certain day the word was cau tiously sent out to comihanding officers that the entire division would move on the following day five miles to the eastward by a little south. The coun try was muddy, and an early start was to be made. That evening the air planes did not appear at 8:30, and the Americans began cracking jokes among themselves, finding fault with their watches. At 10:30, however, the Germans ap peared, flying low and dropping a num ber of suspicious looking bags of small size, which were made distinctly visi ble by the searchlights. The soldiers were ordered not to touch these bags, as it was feared they might be a new form of trick bomb Early the next morning one of the bags was opened. It contained a printed circular in Eng lish reading somewhat as follows: Causes Overhauling. "Greetings to the officers and men of the-American division. May you I- - A Printed Circular in English. have a pleasant time going through the mad tomorrow morning to your new camp, five milesa east by south." Needless to my the entire system of communicating intelligence in the div sioo was overhauled, and every man connected therewith was constructive ly held up and dissected as a possMble spy, without revealing in the slight est degree any information showing how the Germans may have obtained knowledge oft the order. French officers told the Amertlesia that this inddaet had bes repetated many times in its emuatlal features, all aloUng the fros. MULE'S AIM IS ACCURATE Twle They Have Sma d Timepleanse Carried by Farmer Living li Inbdisa. Oreenabrtg Ind.--Edgar Craig. I harmer residiag ear bahere, Is loo1ag tr another watch toilowing a em coanter with a mail Two months ago while Cral~ was working about one of the animals, th alnmal kileked at him and' smashed hi watch. A few days ago Craig had a similar experience. In neltber cam did Cralg sustain Ljory. usle's latertwpretato. Idttle Bess, who i n the second grade startled her parents by nsist iang that her teacher was all the time callai r cigamrettes Her mothe3 wa ao pumled over this that they v1 ited the school one atternoon to fid eat what the child meant by such barge. In a little while the msatdr was sedved, for the teeee., glanelal asmml the reeam, eame oat to a Iplis: "Alt erct a eret" Beamebasbman ed a end O v 1' Naughy Neighbors. "How do you like your neighbors?" "Not a bit," said the woman who was trying a little boy's hat on. "You me, they don't like children." "How do you know?' "They hurt Reginald's feelings dreadfully. When he thaws stones at their dog or plays the hose on their windows they look real cross at him I" -Pacific Unitarian. No Compliment. "I told Henrietta that I was proud to ee her vote just like a man," said M. I Ieekton. "Did that please her?" "No. The choice of phrase was un fortunate. She said that if she couldn't vote better than a man there would have been no need of her troubling about the ballot in the first place." Why They Were There. Mr. Bacon-Look at the item in this paper: The total wealth of the United States is estimated at $130,000,000, )00. Mrs. Bacon-Why are there so many ciphers in there? "The ciphers, my dear, represent the wealth of a large proportion of the people." Too Much Company. "Have you ever loved before?" asked the coy maid. "Yes," yawned the worldly young man, "but-er--oever before a chaper one, two small brothers and a pet bull dog." And then she suggested a trip down the old road to see the stars. POKER DECK. The Gambler-Say, give me some maltng cards. Stationer's Clerk-How many, air? The Gambler-Why, the whole deek, at course. Southern Preeperity Sog. When we have spareribs, lr to chew, We don't have spare ribs showlny thbrouglh. Unatthd. Mr. Stilee-That hatpin keeps ye hat from blowing o! I I understand that. Mrs. 8tyles--Why, of course. "But what I don't understand Is what prevents your hair from blowing of and taking the bat and the pi." Wise Author. Scribbler--Im going to write an his terical novel about Benjamin Frank Ii. BRuyter-Have you read much about hblm Scribbler-No; Irm afraid it would spoil the novel "Golng fshing?' "Tes." "Can yes aRord to take the tlr "Don't know yet. If I catch a ish 'twill take a great deal off the markit bi1." She Knw Him. He (a great flrt)-Ah, dearest one, if you could look in my heart, you'd 'bad your name written there in h shab chuaracters. She-Tt, tnt, my boy I Your heart woald look like a hotel register. A Womman's Way. Mrs. Bllton--Weren't yoa surprised, dear, when yoaru husbeand gave you such a eie presemnt? Mrs. Tilto--No; I was suspicious. ---Lampoon. Its Character. "This nqw story is about a baby and a horse. "Then I judge the author has wrib. ten it with mite and mane." Cleeo to it. Nick-Did her face light up? Dick--Sure; her eyes snapped fr( ard her cheeks burned with raze. WIme Aneet Enaieed. Although tpmelag Is among the amet sacleat e eterprises, more pro gres ha been made l the last es trary tha'n In the twenty centures which preceded it. It is now known that back in tho elmlmythlcal days of tho Theban ktl the hla tunnel into the meestal seekr, espendlag at a d8 tame s 00 feet or ea. inatq some lefty TWO HEROINES OF SEICHEPREyji Miss Irenle .MlcIntyre of Mount \Vrlann. N. Y. (left), and bee s iladys (right), are heroines of the Anmerlnur forees on the ,$8 v he two girls. members of the Salvatlon An:y unit, braved gm L." hell fire during the recent 1heavy attack on th. .\:) rican line, tigo oys swith hot coffel' atndl ldouglhnuts. The sistfh r. slept in dgota1s han ma weetk and only went to the rear rwhen ourdered to by theof fficer. BIG CANADIAN GUN THAT HELD BACK j This big ('anadian gun In its emtplacement on the west omst holding back the Germans in the vicinity, the Hun helmet il th showing how close the attack has come. The two artileryinm for another onslaught. QUESTIONING HIS FIRST GERMAN .... Sergt. John Iotslng, U. . A., is here seen talking to prisoner captured by himself in an American raid at the These Australlan machine ganers are In a hole fei gttewed trie. They are hvnal a potahot at a Bo~h@' The Oll.urlag Lamp. Great were the trugglle of the plo aers n the oail Indultry--ay were the problems to be solved. At rsat. the most mportant we to wbhih- the aol was put was au ileminant. The objebts to It, bwhverr, was that it was too damrnea sad bad too stroe as edo. This neoestated the devel e--at of a sdtable dl luap, result lea the lant at the lap lobe SYI* eusrmsn (e gse pis, efmmently the mtn dd. the smaller towns who have not yet tretty. Say, poP," oust the words In the "No, not al." r "They are mknM "Wea, what I st -t the .