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1*«I-A UiiKMkn iirniy. Iast s»v?n
MUnmvlicrc in Asi Minor. l*lnIcr I
|IPUSH iclui'n lo luari'SI Ftus.«!:IU I
iraviriiini!iit. Xn (luoMtims iiskcl.
WlioRB doing* wore liktzoiH'il across thr
front |iti of our newspapers la.v afti-r
IDISVHIH) IWIli, lius vnnlsliivl as roni
l.Lettfly iu If. one .ol' the earthquakes rotn
'•moti In tlu1 l-ejiion hud torn the ground
«Mtuu{ot' iMwath Its Coet and swallowed
•It up.1.horse. arntR. and baugaRe.
\Vhi*r« an t!w |?i'ont Russian force.---
With which tJrand Uukf Nichotus cap
tured T5rztr\ini. '''reblzond and Krzlngun
hPurly two years a
so'.' Where are the
Russians who forcwl thofr way through
tho Khanikln pass ami nffeeted a junc
"tIon with the British In M«HOpotamia?
Wilt-re ar« those tried soUllo.ra who van
quished snow and Ice when they atormed
the Krsr.«»rutn forts and burning heat
when they swopt into llamadun and
Kermanshah and across tins Mc^opfita
tniaii plains toward Hu«dadV
tn exchange for tho bin front pago
f1' headlines of 1U15 and 1!U6. describing the
0|«rntl0n of Grand Duke Nicholas. Gen
"(fill Judcnich, General Baratoff. and the
fPHt of the c*ar's leaders In Asia Minor,
we have had dtu InK the last few months
it,, »nly the most moagor news Items, chron
icling Isolated dolnfre of the Kurolatia.
Without mention of the platis of earppaigti
of their commanders or anything else that
mlglit allow us to piece together the situ
atlan. The lout mention of the Russian
forces In Armenia was contained In a flve
line dispatch from fctrograd under date
of October 5, 1917, telling of the capture
by them of a village 60 miles north of
Mosul, one ot the most Important Turkish
eltle« in Astatic Turkey.,
At Erxerum *,(KX Turks and i.«* guns
were captured by the victorious Russians,
il-: together with huge quantities of muni
tions and supplies. A feature of the fight
ing there which thrilled readers all over
•••A the world was the stormlng of some of tho
forta by the victors at the point of the
The RuKMiann lost no time In following
.fc\ up their great victory at Ermerum. They
preMed forward both In the inland «ec
tlona of Armenia nnl along the Black
aea ooaat. The operations in the letter
'N|ior had aM a consaqueitce the next
great spectacuhr feat of the army that
'•I 1« now .Ibftt. the capture of Treblkond.
which fell to It on April 17. l»tt. The
occupation of the city came npon the heehi
of t^e'.oapt^re of Rise^. ^another Black
,f'A p^'rt, And of 'energetic operations
the Kara Dere river, whteh drove
bgi' tfhe1Vrlu back upon Trebtsond in con.
ijiilnn The Buaalan fleet cooperated In
thi^fUrhtlng, Aaatoting In the sccompltah-
Ment-«C hwlaBdo«Mi lahd^og operations and
keabutffl|^b*7 *ttt vigorously. The
•Mm of the Ml Trehteond, a name full
•I Uw itaiw of the eart aat recalling
By Charlos J. Roaebault, of the Vicjilantcs.
Recent!y mi oi'i'icinl dispatch from the front roporlcl the luidin^
of t.inr lioily of an A mencan soldier in No Mini's Ijfirid, with his l.hroa.l
cut Ironi ear Jo car. That was a Prussian way of trenting a useless
Not long tlscrea (1 er appeared I he story of the .sinking of a (ionium
submarine hy lie I'niI«•« 1 destroyer I-'aiming. Among tin* in. id nils
\\as the saving ol a drowning German sailor liy two of 1lu* Fanniny's
men, who .jumped into the icy sen for that purpose.
man died of exhaustion on hoard the Fanning, which later made a
special trip out to sen from the port, where she had taken her other
prisoners in order to liury this man with full military honors.
In commenting upon these two incidents the American Alliance
for I.ahor and Ocmm-racy observes, '"These two reports tell something
ot lhr,lor of autocracy versus democracy."
I!nt this is not all there is to say. In America the action ol the
cumiiiander of 11n* Fanning and of the brav.- volunteers who risked
their lives to sa\e an enemy was greeted with applause. How was it
received in 11! a iivIf we may rely at all upon Hie record of the
pa|, I lie chivalry of our men could only have aroused sneers and
derision. Il could only have proved anew that the Yankees arc weak
ling* and not at all to he feared. They have not learned the lesson
of schrecklichkeit. They are incapable of rising to such heights of
All of which rais'-s the question, can there be, at the present time
find under present conditions, peace and amity between two peoples
so iar apart, on the Iundamental questions of morals and ethics?
Washington Irvinq in
A tin* .slqnul not'- of tin hu^!f tin
fi*'K wsti itman-hii) in Irum Ihmr
'(.LlionH 11 ic- rinni im«l wwo «Us-
Thi' niK''VS niis»Ml 1'rom
an«l sonn buslliiur,
11 It jdiirc. While (111 wthvi
•mr! rir«»s ami pivpan tht* inorniuu
niciii. others slrurU t!i• 11 shi'ltrr:. of]
hl.mkrls 1117 ina«lo »»vwy pn'-paralion for
IC|RJ UI*C wlii)* Fil hers dasliffl nlntul
fhrouirh luish and ratrlilnn the
5 I bor.sos MIMI Iwttiinu or ilrivinj ih«*nt i111«*
During al! this husilc thr t'onv.l lant
with \v li (tops and v-houts anrl peals of
Uughlrr when all had hnakfast'-d.
p/ickt'd tip I heir ffiV.'IH and camp 11 t»
and loadi he pavk burst's. tin
htil^h' »i)t:ndt'd saddlt and nioiuil. 11
*hrk tin* whole troop _»t*f in a. lonj.*
itraj7t*|JtiK lino, with whoop and halloo.
J* id in a lit (I* whllo the I'otv*:.
which for Ht-vorii! day- had |j»*ei» the sren
'»f ?tii:'h unwontrd hustle aji*! uproar, :v-
i-lpKofl Into its solitude and slU lic*.
was a brlcht. ^iinny morning, with a
jairo ti anspan-nt atmosphfjv that sccnu-d
to ha.l he the wry heart with ul i«Uii*ss,
*»ur march r,ntinued parallel to tlu
Arkansas, Mirounh a rich and varied
country sometimes we had to break our
alluvial bottoms matted with
tiMutiflant vegetation, whore the frantic
trow wore entnn^UMl with grapevines
hanKflnp like corcla^o from tholr branchi»s
Nouti^thne-J we rousted along sbin'Kish
N brooks. \vho«e feebly Irlokllnjs current
.hi.it sei*\*t»d to link together a succession
ot K*r iHM' pools, imbedded liki* mirrors in
tli»» «iuiet of h.o forest, reflect Inj its au
tumnal follaice and patches of the clear
blue sky. Sometimes we scrambled up
brokon and rweky hills, from the summits
iLl* of which we had wide views stretchln&r on
Wh^re Is Lost Slav Army?
w.. From tho New
HIIIIIHI fiui-tious, lut IF.
.. MKuliiii'l 1» il U1 ili.'ip|i'Oprtut« just now.
liyir in Ariiu'iiiii and the districts to IHN
south of It :in pnormoux Hussian army.
rescued Ger­
Crayon Miscellany.
one side ovr-j* rllstnut |rairi( diver.sifioil
bv rovrf and forests, and «n the otbftr
i!ij inr, along1 a line or blue ami shudtiwy
iiills hryond the aids of the Arkansas.
I In* appcaraitee id* our troops was suited
to lite countty ^tretehioR In a line of up
wards of hail' a mile in length, winding
anions brnkos atnl bushivs nnd up and
down the defiles of the hills the men In
every kind of uneouth garb, ami mounted
on horses of every color. The pack horses
would incessantly wander from the line of
inarch to prop the herbage, and were
handed and beaten hack by Tonlsh and
ids hall' breed compeers. |£very
now and then the notes of the bugle from
Ihc head of the qoliimn would echo
through the woodlands and the hollow
glens, summoning up stragglers and an
nouncing tiie line of march.
At one time we missed through a luxuri
ant bottom or meadow bordered by thick
ets. when- the tall urnss was pressed down
into numerous "deer beds" where the
deer had crouched the previous night.
Some oak trees also bur** signs of having
beep clambered by hears in quest of
acorns, the marks of their
visible in the bark.
As we epened a glade of this shelterel
meadow, we beheld sevral deer hounding
away in afrlght. until, having gained
some distune**, they would stop and gaze
back, with the curlosil\ characteristic of
this animal, at the strange intruders Intu
their solitudes.
In the cour.se of our march we struck
the Arkansas, but found ourselves dlll
below the Ued h'ork. and a.s the rivsr
mjde deep bends, we again left its bank.-*
and continued through the woods until
nearly N o'clock when we encamped in ft
beautiful basin bordered by a fine stream,
and shaded by clumps of lofty oaks.
York Times.
many t'anioiis exploits in ancient history,
again thrilled thi world and sprvd to
put the Russian arrn of Asiu Minor well
in the (forefront, of public interest.
I'resplng onward from Krzertun and
Ti'cbizottd. the ltussians- look Baiburl.
i'irzinifan. I'.ltiis anil Mush, spread over
uio.st of Armenia, and seriously threat
enp.1 die Ottoman empire. In fact, proph
ecies of dire disaster to Turkey were rife
and the fall of Constantinople seemed by
no means a futile dieom, especially in
view of the activity of the British Mesopo
tamlan army and the Russians fighting
their way from Persia, toward Bagdad.
These Russian forces, after hard battles
with the Turks, debouched from the
Ivhanikfn pass and effected a junction
with tho British before the occupation of
Bagdad by the latter. This junction*1great
ly raised the hopes of the allies and the
capture of Bagdad by Sir Stanley Maude
sent them to their zenith. It seemed as If
the Turks, caught between the British
and Runslunff to the southward, and fhn
Russian army advancing from Armenia
to the northeastward, were on the eve
of being forced into a pocket and an
nihilated by the converging forces of their
Theee high hopes were doomed to dis
appointment. But news of lesser suc
cess of the Russians working with the
British in Mesopotamia served to keep
Asia. Minor In the public eye. As late as
April. 1917, the Russians there were press
ing the Turka hard, despite the disin
tegrating Influences ulrcady at work In
Russia as a result of tho revolution which
had overthrown the czar a month before.
On April 5 the Russians recaptured Khani
kln and seemed headed toward far greater
Then, however, a veil fell. There cam*
no more word of Russian operation* In
Armenia or south of It. Instead of the
long awaited neww of the fall of Mosul,
of the victorious advance of combined
Russian and British forces toward Con
stantinople. nothing leaked through to
satisfy an expectant world. Prom the Rus
sian front in ISurope came, first, news
of the smashing advance of -Korniloff
against the Teutons last July, followed by
tales \Of defeat and disruption and armis
tice, by disjointed stories-of the rise and
fall of Kerensky and Korniloff and Kale
dine. of the fantastic acts and speeahes of
the bolahevists, of the emergence of re
public after republic from tho-chaos into
which the old Ruaalan empire had fallen.
Yet there was never a syllable about the
lost Russian armies.in Ada Minor. Once,
there was report about a fight between
Russians and Turks, hut. the dispatch
telling of It stated that the Ruaalaha In-,
volved were force* of one of the state*
that had. suddenly sprang up ta the Cau
casus region. It cave no.raaaon for sup«
pacing that their movements wane to
way resumption
the esmpalgn wfciefc
had added to mllitarr hH^qr wA hrU-.
Uant feats
and TluM—Wd.
Where la Rusaia'a loot uwl.
Countes Panin.
Countess Panin. minister of public in
struction In the Kerenslcy cabinet., has
been convicted of misappropriation of
public fuinlH anil sentenced to Impris
onment until the return of the money.
She says: "I have not misused tlie
funds. I consider myself responsible
for their safety and will deliver them to
the constituent assembly to which alone
1 must account for my actions."
The English Trainer.
William Sltivens McNutt. in Collier's
I make
way through the th'.ek brush
at Camp Upton. Now York, to a machine
uuti range, guided by the Intermittent
staccato chatter or a Colt, and hoping
that I'm not by any chance wandering on
to the private reserve of any busy bullets.
I come out of the woods in the rear
of the gun position. Near a big camp
fire a dozen or more American officers
are grouped around two machine guns
listening to the instructions of an Ung
lish major. The Knglish officer is a short,
spare, peppery veteran with a raspy voice
that he can use for the same purpose
that a mule skinner uses a b'.aeksnake
••fturr-wuff!" be shouts. That's a.s near
as I can get to It phonetically. Two cap
tains -»ai to their places by the machine
gun. The one who sights and operates
tile piece throws himself flat on his back
with bis head cradled on the knees of the
man feeding. There is some slight delay
and the Knglish major breaks into song.
"Some, eomc! Carry on! What are we
waiting for? You should have killed 10*
by now. Not so glow. We're not having
dinner, yon know we're kill I tm boehes
AVhat the bllnketv-blank's wrong now?
Come, come! Cary on! Carry on!"
Tile gun speaks jarringly. One side of
lie barrel spits a stream of yellow cart
ridge cases over the breast of the opera
tor holding the trigger. Three hundred
yawls distant the blade of bullets .slice
the ground before the target and throw.-'
up a little line of dust.
The major orders a Ai-yard advance. The
American officers dismount the piece, gc
forward at the double quick and set II
up once more. The operator pulls tlu.
trigger. Nothing hapiiens. He fusses and
tugw. Still no result. The Knglish majot
calms himself and heaves a deep sigh.
He looks at the gun crew like a man wirl
no insurance viewing a total loss. "Oh,
my eye!" he groans sadly. "Ilow dead
you'd have been by now! All right, leave
off: leave off! Never mind."
He points to the man who carried the
ammunition and who is standing behind!
the gun curiously watching the efforts
of the crew to make it shoot.
"Next time don't stand up hclyind the
gun. You stlrk up there like a dummy
in a shop window. A body would think
you were an advertisement for something
You'ro not trying to sell the gun to the
boehes. you know. Standing theie giving
away the gun position! Next time find
cover 20 paces lo the right or left and try
to act like a bit of mud. Yes!"
Miss Catharine Blaocker. V:
A large package of real sugar Is the
ptixe offered tor new and valuable
Idea* in the raaaacenleat of her theater
by 'Miss Catherine BlMcker, who ia
ftoud to be Uie only lady manager of a
I theater
New Tdrfc Miss Attdnr
directs Hhe aCfair* of tll« Broadway
eater aaC ahe dots It very wall.
How serious this news is for the. world
need hardly be pointed out. When the
plague set out on its las', journey the
world was in profound peart- and at the
highest point of economic power and sani
tary efficiency ever attained, yet it wa.'r
only by sirenuouf" and sustained interna
tional efforts that the disease was kept
in cheek, and there were years of deep
in behalf of the 'iheral parly has
piciifed the parliamentary vote to British
women, and by a. vote of te the m.
lire passed the hon«e nf commons hi .lune.
Krotn the Fargo, N. D., Courier-News.
There has "oeen no more striking
dence of the fact that th'i farmers' polit
ical movement in Nv.rlh Dakota is essen
tially a eoiustrurtive movement in the.
best serine of the word than the emphasis
which the l. nners" legislature and tile
members of tiie farmers" administration
have given to improving unal education.
What this means to North Dakota is
almost beyond the wer of .inyone to
It is safe to :-,ay that never In any state
in the union has there been witnessed
strong an impulse toward the betterment
of the country schools. The plea of State
Superintendent Macdonu'.d for more lib
eral state aid 7or th« country »choolH
found oi-lck and will response among the
farmer member*: of tlw legislature, who
causo* to be more than doubled the
•mount, of stnt money goir.g to the rural
Following th!:-'. member.s of the slate
ac' minis
tratlon, including the governor,
and members of the state legislature,
joined with the state superintendent iti
"putting over" a great campaign of awak
ening the people of the state to the need
for improving their schools. As a result
everywhere in the state little country
Bchoolh'ouses are being' standardized bet
ter teachers and equipment are being se
cured: consolidation and plans for now
buildings are under way music is being
added to practically all the schools, and
majority of counties in the state are
now preparing to employ school nurses
to care for the health of the poplin in the
rural districts.
Berlin Knew.
From the New York World. ,•
Prof. Charles I"peon Clark, of the Amer
ican academy in Rome, tells in hin lec
tui-eE an interesting utory about tbe thor
oughness of tbe German Intelligence de
partment applied to Information about
officer* in the armies-of other eeuntrlc*.
It appears that- an American officer,
Whom hi- cell* Captain Wilton, we* IK
r-: -.
The Plague in China,
From tho Springfield
Ctrl .luniKiiy it wa: briefly reported
from Tieiit.--.iri that pneumonia was giving
concern in Mongolia mid northern China.
To those who recalled the beginning of
tho last epidemic of the plague this bit
of news bad a
look. To be s'.'ie
this is the season when pneumonia is rile,
hut It tou!d riot be overlooked that it wan
in ju.-^t that region that the plague a
decade ago loolt 1H Hl:'it in a peculiar
form, the symptom:? of which v.1 ere cmr
wli.it similar to thiw of i.ir'Utnooia. The.se
forebodings, expressed by the llenubliean
tu the' ti-rie, proved to be only too weil
founded. No details are .vol available,
because three doctor:-, two of (hern Ameri
cana. who undertook to invest'sote the
progress of tho epidemic in Sharisi prov
ince wore turned bank by a mob, and have
liad to appeal to th-" ions for' aid.
liut it is admitted that I he disease Is
plague hi its ultaviru'ent pneumonic
form, and the diplomatic representation:*
of the power.-: have a.-Ucd the Chinese
government to apjminl a military con
troller lo cheek if po::«:b'e the spread of
the epidemic
This War and the Next.
J. B. W. Gardiner, in the World's Work.
German leaders are indulging- in miicli senseless pratUing about
ultimate victory. J\it all this conies only from the lips, and is intended
solely to blind the noncomhatant elements of the population, fn their
liearts, these leaders know that the victory about whieh tliey bubble is
impossible in this far. (Germany cannot win. and the leaders know it.
Therefore, we have s'n till the force of the German propaganda hero
as in Europe exerted toward peaee. Not yet beaten but fearing that
she must he if the war continues to its logical conclusion, Germany
wants peace while the situation is such. that, she can recover from tho
war more readily than her enemies. Then, when the next war comes,
which Go-many will provoke when she is ready for it, the victory
which has now been deferred will be attained. This situation exists
because the German lenders feel thai there is still hope of bringing
alniut the desired end. On the man she is victorious: her enemies arc
war weary and stale: they long for the day of peace to dawn when
nations may escape from the all absorbing, all consuming business ol
war and return to their normal life. This is all true. And Germany
realizing its truih. is using every moans tn advance the day of peace'
so that she may avert the pending crash. This will continue as loni
as hope of such an adjustment of the world's troubles exists. Bui
when this hope dies, when the victories of the entente have been so
fruitful that il is impossible even to hope, resistance will cease.
The Advance of Suffrage.
Trom the Warhinciton St,-r.
The avr. a.ni-' made by Mjfrnige in fur- lie iuiere.-is Th,. m-asurc is now pend
n.'n i* siirmnariawi in tin r» irtji.
port from the suftr.ipe .•ommitiee ot fhe Kohernia The eily of Prague has ap
House as follows: jnnint"d a commission with instruction,
(treat Britain—Pr"mier l. ,,\d li-orcu t*. bring in a new plan of franchise foi
the city, including woman suffrage
Canada--Five provinces within lie- la-tlarid the minister of justice has pledge,
years have extended fui! suffrage to I the party In power to grant the petition
women by *s of their legislatures, and! Ilaly-The premier of Italy, on hehalM
In September a blil was vias-ed by »h- ».r he majority party, has pledged muni-
dominion parliament giving the parlianien- leip.il suffrage for women.
tary vote to all women who are mothers.! Sweden- All the Scandinavian countries
W'.ves. widows, sisters or daiigiii.-rs of sol-. ,.xe..,,t Sweden that. Is. Finland. Norway
diers. making the parliament jut voi«- Denmark and Iceland, have universal uf
practically universal. xrepl for
Not Foe of Education.
(Mass.) Republican.
anxiety. It cannot be said that the pres
ent conditions are so favorable. Much
more than half the world in at war. and
war and plague have always marched to
gether through history. In Siberia and
Russia something very like anarchy ex
ists if (lie pest, .should get into liairoi*
by (hat route it is impossible lo measure
the disaster that mighl result Wherever
the standards of living have been lowered
and the people's power of resistance re
duced, an opening is given to disease
which tiol even the discipline of war lime
might be able to keep closed.
On the other hand, toe meticulous regu
lation of shipping which the war ban
brought about should help materially to
prevent tiie wpreud of the plague ly sea
Some precautions for that matter are
fitill retained from the last visitation of
the disease, which I: 11• Jt. absolutely died
out: in all Sonlh American ports. Ships
from sueii ports are required lo mount
rat shields on their cables, and the wai
on rats which was waged in San I'Yan
ciseo. New Orleans. San .lean and other
citie.: presumably lus left some lasi'ng
effect. Hut tilit" new outbreak will have
10 be watched very carefully. To stamp
it out in China, is probably impossible, but
11 may he kept from spreading. Such a
plague moves rather slowly and muy take
years to run Us course all countries will
need to be vigilantly on their guard, and
must eot let war lead them to neglect, a
peril which negligence might make very
grave indeed.
Hungary The city of IJl'.dapest tmarii
rnously demanded of the Hungarian par
lianient suffrage for men ami for women
.se I fra^c 'or both men and women The kin-
alien enemy "irth. natntaiiz.d «!nce V.X& [o: Sweden ha. recommended full suffrage
roTnior Kolji' ISordfH luts 1 «.l* 11*»I for women.
l.sclghiui Th.- king of Belgium ha.-
Mexico—In November. I!'!,, the stat- ol said al if ever his kingdom is resroied
tiuauajuato eon.erred the privilege of sul- him. one of his firsl acts will be to
I rage ai municipal matters upon women that the women
af reputable character. reward for the wonderful service th-v
I' ranee A suffrage, commission appoint- have render.! to their i„ the.
ed by the chamber of deputies lias brought of stress..
in a favorable report on woman suffrage Ce-many- Woman suffrage was recently':
leclaring thut woman should have the votii proix-sed in the imperial reichsta- -ie a
"lirst ot all as an act of delayed justice, reward Cor (lie war service of the women?
and, secondly, as a move dictated hy pub- I and was debated.
enfranchised, as a
ins conducted through the intelligence de
part merit of the German war office in'
1'icrlin. "Here we keep our card ind.-v
fill*- Hiving the records or officers in th.
armies of other countries." said his guide,
Captain Wilson named several IfliCer.-
or high rank in America and found,
the files were consulted, that there wer
cards giving liilnnte Informal ion aboul'
"Hut ol eou-s -. you have no informstiout
about me." ventured the American.I
AVheroiipon the guide produced a card giv-|
ing Captain W'ilson's military reeoi-d
I nrning the card over, the guide saul
You live in tliia, N. Y., where you ha\er
a home, about an acre of ground, and on:
the grounds are two wells."
"My home Is in Utica all right." said?
Captain Wilson, "but you are mistake^
about the well*, for I have onlv one." I
When Captain Wilson returned to Amer
ica he carefully went over his property!
In Utica, ami, to his surprise, found ati-f
other well which he'did not know was
there. It had become overgrown with
I weeds and shrubbery.
The Real Athlete.
From (he Christian Herald
An athletic authoiity says tf, '|8 t1t.»
maximum agi for a good athlete J-Vr-5
haps most people have notice*] that pro
fessional athletes wear themselves out
young Prize fighter*, sprinters and eir-5
cus pi rffirmer* quit in early prime. Put:
are theae the real athletes? Tlow much
more rue an athlete is the wel| preser
farmer, who, at 65, can pitch an much hay
his son or grandaon? The best athlet
icism is that which hold* through the
riper yeuns and enables a man to sit on
his horse an erectly at Ull at JO. The
kind of athleticism that fails at 36 is the"
wrong kind of athleticism. It is the tense,
violent, vlrtuoao sort of akill in mere a pec
tacular accomplishment.' The proof of
real athleticiam is health and activity In
old arc. Happy and healthrut old
the final proof ol right living.

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