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TIIK JIBKr OMAHA, MONDAY, .JUNE 14, 1915.
. THE OMAHA DAILY DEE FOUNDED BT EDWARD ROSKWATER. VICTOR ROSEWATKR, EDITOR. The Bm Publishing Compsnv. Proprietor. DEB BCILD1NO. FARNAM AND SEVENTEENTH. F.nter-d at Omah potrtofnee m escoad-claea matter. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Br carrier By mail per month. per year. 1?v end ".unoev..,,. M " Pally without Sunday....' M FVenlng sad Pumiw f 7. F.venlng without Bunosy x- 4.00 Sunday Bee only . ftend nottoe of chewre of address or ooroplalnte of Irresularlty In deUvery to Omaha ee, Circulation Department. RXMITTANrK. Remit by draft, "air"- or poatal order. "n'y cent eiampe receive in ijrinwi -.m., -eounte Personal cheeks, except on Omaha and eastern exchange, not accepted. orncES. Omeha-The Bee Biilldlnir gouth Omaha 2l N street, rounrtl Wuffs 14 North Mala street. Lincoln M Little Building. Chlcago-SOl Hum Building. New Tors Room IW, i Fifth svenue. Ht I.nii'a-fini New Bank of Comtnerca. Waahlnarton 7 fourteenth Bl. N. W. CORRESPONDENCE). 'Address eemmoulrsllons relatlnr to news and edt. torial matter to Omaha Baa. Mltorlal Department. MAY CIKCVLATION, 53,345 State f Nehraaka, County of Douglaa. aa: Iwlht Wlillama, circulation manager of The Baa Pnbllelitnt company, belne duly sworn, says that tha avetagt circulation for tha month of May, lilt, was PWIQTJT WtM.lAMS. Cretilatlon Manager, shihecrll ad In my presence and aworn to before ma, thla 3d day of June, 1315. ROBERT HUNTER, Notary Public. SuhKuribor leaving the 1ty temporarily . shoald have Tha IVee mailed to them. Ad dress viU be 'hanged ss often aa reqneated. Je 14 Thought for the Day 5eecferf by Lot Btntditt "If any Mils' vord of eurs con mass on lift tin ' brighter; If any littl iougofour$ can wait nt foart tin lightr; . God htlp us tptak that little word, and f aJU our bit of tinging; And drop it n some k?u t-u, anil set (he ' erhtn ringing." No flan like the Stars and Stripe. Translated Into the Ak-8ar-Ben royal cipher code. It reads, "Take Pep Anyway." The ability of June to put over a supply of hot ones never; failed In a corn belt pinch. Yes, but he always refused to arbitrate the distribution of the federal patronage plums. Illness of the king clamps the war lid oa Greece. What little tb'ngs bar the "road to glory and the grave!' , It rosy be noted that Colonel Bryan's peace platform does not include a plank denouncing the war tsxes, Imposed by hi party. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm j , , England will presently feel the thrill of the administration's typewriter. It Is the part of prudence not tu place alf our diplomatic notes in one basket. . ' ' Greeting: to the T. P. A.'t, Omaha is today extending a welcome to the Travelers Protective association, and Is mighty glad of the opportunity of doing so. These men who represent a mlshty army of soldiers enlisted in the strife of pasce. If thst spparent paradox may be permitted, deserve the best our hospi tality can provide. In honoring them Omaha is honored. And this Is said In no selfish spirit, for the traveling salesman Is no stranger to Omaha. Thousands of them live here, and go out from here on their mission, while other thousands visit here with periodic regularity, and know what welcome the city has for strangers within Its gntas. These men are the mlsMoners of trade, and carry Into all parts of th world the gospel of the good they have to soil. Commerce depends upon them, and Industry thrives by their activity. Much of Omaha's greatness has been builded on the activity of the traveling salesman. Traf flo reaching Into hundreds of millions has been established here through the agency of enter prise whose success has finally been achieved by reason of the experts who have united bnyer and seller, in the close bonds of commerce. The traveling salesman is an Indispensable factor In the material growth of this community, and his Importance has never been underestimated. This is why Omaha is proud of the privilege of wel coming and entertaining this representative or ganixatlon, and, no matter what bis line, The Bee says to each visiting brother, "We're glad you are here. Enjoy yourself, and ask for what you don't see!" Bryan Following Tolstoi. . Mr. Bryan's appeal to the American people for Judgment between his position and-that of the president Is adroitly worded, as Mr. Bryan's appeals usually are, for the purpose of Impart ing a quality of plausibility to support an un tenable position. It is quite easy to agree that persuasion should be used to the very utmost, but when persuasion falls, what alternative is left but submission or resistance? Inferential!?, Mr. Bryan restates Tolstoi's doctrine of passive resistance, which the great Bnsslan leader preached so insistently to the reformers in his country, whose political activ ity sent so many to 8lberta. More than twenty five years ago Oeorge Ken nan, returning from his investigations in Siberia, visited Tolstoi, taking messages from convicts he had met In many parts of that prison-country, but especially from politicals condemned to living death In the Mines at Kara. On this occasion Tolstoi e pounded his doctrine to his visitor, and when Kennan recounted a peculiarly pathetic case of suffering under the brutality of a prison officer and its tragic end, Tolstoi closed the conversa tion by saying: . "If you oppose force by force, you multiply violence.". In time reason will very likely supplant force in the settlement of all disputes, between indi viduals as well as between nations. That day may not be afar off, but for the present passive icslstance has but little part In international affairs. Americans may yet lead the nations of iba world into the light of pure reason and settlement of controversy by persuasion, but It was .Tolstoi who gave the world the thought; following the teachings of the New Testament. For the first time In four centuries allied powers are driving to Constantinople an ulti matum which means business. Oreat Is Allah, but allied artillery Is greater. Health department suggestions on the value of walking are entitled to the respect due a back somber. ' The pressing need of an auto age are Instructions on safety Jumping. Watch the T. P. A. 'a take a shot at that new tangled rule the railways are trying to put over to make them pay for transporting their bag gage according to the value of the contents. Owing to the press of other sensations the country missed the thrill of San Marino's declaration of war. .' 8an Marino's, army, con sisting of officers exclusively, le as imposing as a roster of Kentucky colonels. Mo city- in Italy surpassed Milan in tumul tuous enthusiasm for war Now that war has arrived with martial law and censorship tha windy warriors scream against the galling yoke. I r a m bead Justice. In this instsnce, knocks the right spot. , Above sll other months June lends to wealth the stimulus for stepping high and ex panding the chest- The Joy ride to the income tax office carries not only the test of high re sponsibility, but the classy thrill of national duty. Also the cash. Americans are driving live cattle to the allies, the Teutons are driving lead to the bear and Cncle 8am is driving hot words to Mexican revolutionaries. But the most astonishing drive of an astonishing year is the wedge driven between the politician! and the payroll in South Omaha. Mrs. 8. R. Calls ay loft for t'hiraso tn har hua band'a apacial ear acoomp&nlad Uy Mra. Moraatnaa and Mra. Troy, who had baaa har auaats bar for aav. rai vraaka. Tha consraiatlon of Fra Malhodikta. who bava ta haratofuta worahlptnar la tha angina room on tl Waat Wda, are now arerting a email church on Cantor atreat. Mrs. !und', wifa of Judga Iyindy, la standing a few Oayi in Lincoln. C. W. Bakar is hack from hU aaran months' stay lit .w orlaana looktng hale, haarty and happy, I'avll Jamlaon of tba Kahraaka Coal and Lima company, has sold hla Inuaraat to 1. It. HaJbart. fur tha paat yT sanaraj asnt ax tha Milwaukee at Coun ml bluffa, from which poatiio ha ratlrrs to cam ta Oiimha.. , jona jinmiia, rurmartr or Nabraake Oty, has t!ne! a rtal catats of Ma at H South Klevanth strtat. 8. O. t ou h haa w named aa a-enaral auparln tondriit and Jeff W. l'.edfurd oa sate and tlckat supar- tradent. fur tla fair which ha baen planaad try the i:iiil,a Fair and Exposition anaorlailna. A foud irl tan find amploymant with Mra. i. II. oit.. i Chark-a etrort, bttwran Ima and Jonaa. iuy '. Pirun. f.iaaklant of the Omaha emailing koika wrut to (.htrago. As to Political Poitmaater. In his speech on "Election of Postmasters" before the recent state convention of Nebraska Nasbye, Congressman Stephens makes out a con clusive rase against the appointment of post masters by congressmen aa reward for political support, but ha falls lamentably to make out a case for his method of leaving their selection to a primary vote of the patron of the office. The use of (he postoffice as a political foot ball pic tured by him furnishes full warrant for upset ting this pernicious practice, and If Congress man Stephens has, as he claims, "made it quite impossible for my successor in office to ever again barter the poetofflces of this district for personal or party advantage,!' he has some thing to boast over. But if the Postoffice department is an intri cate' business enterprise, requiring technical knowledge and business experience at every point for its successful operation, then the sub stitution of the primary election for a con gressional appointment may relieve the con gressman from an odious duty, but It holds forth no certainty of furnishing better material. In a word, tha case he really make out is for put ting the postmasters, the ssme as other postal employes, under civil service, and making the postmasterahlp a position to be earned by way of gradual promotion from the ranks. If we are to have political postmasters, the congress men can choose them Just as well as anyone, but if we are to have merit postmasters, the merit must be determined by impartial effi ciency testa rather than by a popularity contest wueiuer connnea to one political party or thrown open to all partisans. To those who are weary of ware end rumora of wars the national government offers means that make for mental peace and relaxation from worldly cares. The Library of Congress an nounces that among recent additions to the stock of soothing lore are "The Initiation of Development In Chaetopterus" and "The De pendence of Ionic Mobility on the Viscosity of the Medium." It these do not produce the de sired result the Lbrary offers as a specific "The Thermal Decomposition of Symmetrical Diarythydradnee A Reaction of the First Order." The latter will do the business or the case Is hopeless. gaaesssssMesssssemsjwssBesssssMssss) Faint signs of hcme-ma4e war fleck the Iowa sky. Colonel W. ; P. Hepburn, former member of congress and a political scout of large experience, issues a war bulletin urging ft publicans to put aside the presidential aspira tions of Ssnator Cummins and unite for some end possible of attainment, in the Interest of peace Colonel Hepburn should take copious doses of Dr. Bryan's sure thing. 1 Comment on Bryan Missourlaus are moving energetically . for Judicial uniforms. There is no homemade precedent for the proposed change, but its pro priety is appreciated la and out of court. When a Missouri judge foregoes the simplicity of the tornrob for the dignity of a Mother Hubbard there is no chance for disputing the progress of the age Tna Brat Thins llaa Ilapefaad. Clvaland Plain talr (dm.). Thara will be aoni ertliclrm of Mr. Bryan on tha ground that hi" action was unpatriotic. Tha Plain taalcr bellsvae any such mtlclarn, unfair. The patriotism of Mr. Bryan ought not to be callad Into quantum. It has tao oftan and too ably baan demrmitratal. The Plain Daalar doas believe, however, that the beat thins hapr'ned when he resigned. It Is not a time for dtvlalon. no matter how honest . . F'lttlas Moaneat to (it. New York Times tlnd.): It may be said that its should not have deeerted the administration at such a time. The country will hold hhn blameless under that accusation. It was aa emlaently fitting moment for him to go. . He was not appotntod because of any qualification for the office, for ha had none", aa bad been sufficiently demonstrated. He was invited Into the cabinet for purely political reasons, lie goes out. In a manner that makea It Impossible that he should derive political advantage from it. Will Berlla I aderataad r Chicago Herald (lndi: Whether Mr. Bryan's resignation Increases or lessens the danger of war depends on whether the German government Is led by It to a better underatAndlns of tha American resolu tion, or la plunged by It Into a deeper uneem prehen sion. To Americano Mr. Bryan's retirement clarifies the situation. Ilia sentimental mind made him n easy publicity channel for ell sorts of unofficial, dts. avowabla, even "backstairs' peaoe proposals, whoee reception by him only mudiad the waters, and whose entertainment would have made this nation the cat'w paw of a European combatant We now have an end of these distractions. Xe Befleetlow Motives. New York Post (Ind.): Upon one aspect of the re ception of Ms reels-nation by the country. Mr. Bryan may Justly look with genuine satisfaction. In Almost no quarter Is any reflection cast upon the motive of his act. It Is sll but universally acknowledged that in laying down his offloe he was not Influenced by sal fish calculation, but by what seemed to him the de mands of principle or consistency. But with this one element In the oaae his grounds for anything like complacency oome to aji end. The time and minmr of hla exit furnish a last and conclusive proof. If any were needed, of his bopeleaa unfitness for the post which he has been filling for the last two years In a way perhaps ss uncomfortable to hlmeelf aa It ha been unsatisfactory from the standpoint of the tnan ajrement of the affairs ef hla department. Baelt FlrlBs;. Philadelphia Reoord (dent.): With his country -facing a critical situation In Its relations with another nation he announces his purpose of going about to arouse opinion hostile to the govenmant of which ho was a member until Tuesday, and to serve he pur poses of a foreign nation. His conscience may require Mm to retire to private Ufa, but hta, honor ahduld re strain him from attacking the government of- his country and working In the Interests of a foreign power. i . ( lafartaaate Speetaele Springfield (Mass.) Republican (Ind): In view of the fact that all the world Is a spectator. It is unfor tunate that this break should have been reached. It will be held to reveal a dtvlalon In the councils of this government, though none In the continuity ef Its leadership, for the president sits at the head of the table. It has been apparent for some time that Preai dent Wilson has taken a eontrollng hand In the con duct of our foreign affairs. His Is the responsibility, and he has assumed It at this time, believing the firm, straightforward way to be the one bast calculated - .0 achieve results Important not only to this country but to humanity. , - - . Met ISie Oatty Has of Peaee. Indianapolis News: There ta one assumption that Mr.. Bryan makes that. In our opinion." must be, disallowed.- It la that he Is In some special sense the friend of peace. Yet he is no stronger for peace than the president la Mr. Taft, who has most patriotically supported the administration, la known all ever the world aa an earnest peace man. More than that, the American people ere lovers of peace. The question now Is not one ef peace or war, but ef doing what we can to make Germany see that its recent warfare on unarmed ships and on neutrals may lead to war. The effort le and has been to Insure peace by bring ing It to a better state of mind. The cause of peaoe la dear to the American heart. Daesa't rkaagt the Sltaatloa. Baltimore Sun (dam.):. At ne time since the sink ing of the Iualtanla have the views of Mr. Bryan been of serious concern to the country. They are not of serious concern now. His withdrawal front the cabinet and his difference with the president on the form of the reply to Germany la a sensational piece of news, but It does not alter the real situation nor will It change public opinion. It at dramatic, but It doea not realty matter. All that really matters at thla time are the views ef Wood row Wilson. The knowledge that it Is he end not Mr. Bryan upon whose shoulders rests the full weight and whose mind will render the final decision te the thing that gives ths country confidence and calm. ' Ca He De Itt " t Lnula RapublloXdam.): The foreign relations of the XTnttad States are' in the hands of President Wood row Wllaon. V'p till Tuesday Mr. Bryan was his chief adviser. He was and is still his familiar friend. He has thus had evert opportunity, both of ficial and personal, to win the president over to his view. Yet that view appeared to ths president so untenable that he choae to lose his secretary ef state In an hour when a united front to the world was of the gravest Importance to the administration rather than adopt It. The only poaalbla way. therefore. In which Mr. Bryan can make converts for his views Is by turning men asalnst the president, by undermining ' the administration tn the confidence ef the country. Has he a right to do that? rser JedevMseat. New York World (dam.): We are not questioning Mr. Bryan's sincerity tn this matter. We are not deny ing the honesty of his convictions and the Integrity of his purpose. For tnese we have only the Men eat re spect "and we have only the highest regard for the moral courage which ha displays in .resigning the most responsible office In the cabinet rather than be party to a policy that Is In conflict with his con science. What wa are Impeaching la Mr. Bryan's Judgment. Not strong at beet, that Judgment never worked to more deplorable purpose than when he broke with President Wllaon on an iaaue which, Iq Its present aspects, !e still academic, Hlght Aksat Faea. Brooklyn stasia (dent): Comparisons wilt kee Thle le ne time to make tltam. There can, however. be ne better time for saying that tha reelguetlon is from one point of view absolutely Ineouiprehanelbie. A little leas than a month ago a note was sent to tha American ambaaaador at Berlin. It bore the alg nature of the secretary of state.. It referred to a seriea of events which, the government ef the United t tea had observed with growing concern, dtstreas and emaaemeat. It protested against the violation ef many sacred principles of humanity. It concluded "The Imperial German government will not ex. peot the government of tha United Statee to omit any word or act neceeaary te tha performance ef Its ea ered duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and Its eltlaens and of safeguarding their free eaerclse and enjoyment" IsiMranee ef what thla signified and still slgnlflce would hardly be allesed against a Primary grade pupil. It eommlttad this country unequivocally end naaJtarmMy. A ad, of Course, more particularly did It commit the eetTetarr of state, in effect. H executed a sort of mortgage upon allegiance to the admtnls (ration and to tba country, at least as long as the subjects referred to In tha note persisted as matters in dispute. In tha lac of this pfesentwent. agatl and eeaUd sad delivered by himself, lir. Hryaa hS4 abandoned the cauaa he eepoued ism at teell Sees Job fie fillaimerlns. HIVHRTON, Neb., June lt-To the Editor of The Bee: 1 have Jnst been handed a copy of The nee. In which there la contained a aeeclal from your Lincoln staff correspondent In which he states thst I am an applicant for the position of state printer end that .1 have given up all hope of being named by Mr. liryan for the United Htatoe marahalship. I am not a candidate and have not been, for any position, the gift of Governor More head.' If there has been any talk around the capital, by any of his friends ami advisors concerning tendering the posi tion to me. It has been without my knowledge of ssme or without my solic itation. I am still In the race for United States marshal. I have more end better en dorsements than all the other candtdatee combined, and I am not fearful of the outcome. As to my being a W. J. Bryan roan. I plead guilty. I have been fight ing his rights for twenty-odd years MgaJnst Just such unscrnpuloua enemies ss The Bee. and I am with him rlsht now In this trying time, stronger than ever. . CBCIt. E. MATTHEWS. We Wast No War. OMAHA. June IS. To the Editor of The Bee: We want no war with Germany. We want no war with Knaland, and we want no war with any other country. This ls no time to attempt to straighten out the moral and humanitarian Instincts of combatants who are engaged tn a death struggle. ' There seems to be a willful misunder standing of the attitude of the people of tha United SUtea. When we say "We are standing behind the president" Just what do we mean? Do you think If the populace suspected our president was war-Inclined there would be this universal support? How were Mr. Roosevelt's views greeted by te people? No. First and last the American peo ple do not want to mix In the European war. We stand by the president because he has led us to believe he Is a man ef pesce. Ask the men on the street whst he thinks of ttils wsr agitation. I will guar antee you 100 per cent will aay "No war." Where are the so-called Bryan arbitra tion treaties? Get them out This is the time to use them, not at some later day whan all the world Is at peace. HARRY HOLZMAN. 1121 North Twentieth Street. Women aad Peace. OMAHA, June IS. To the Editor of The Bee: In his lecture BabM wise made several astonishing and misleading statements, one of which wss "Wars would never oease until women were al lowed a part In government." We all know nations do not go to war by ballot. The women of Colorado, where they have voted for twenty-three years, have been unable to prevent riot and war tn that state, while Nebraska has, through man suffrage alone, placed a law upon the statute books which prohibits ths Im portation of armed men to protect prop erty. Why hasn't Colorado, where women share equally with men in government such a law? Colorado te the only state which has called for federal aid twine during the last tan years (1904 and 1S14) to suppress war and anarchy within Its borders. Moreover, the whole country has had . to pay for those two armed Intervntlone. while Colorado citisena are paying tha highest per capita tax of any In the union. Another statement was "that there are at present over 13,000,000 of men under arms and In battle, without one woman being esked her opinion." Is the "Wlas Rabbi from the east" Ignorant of the facts or wilfully "playing to the galleries?" Every one conversant with fscts knowa that net one man out of the 130,004 recruits of Canada has been ac cepted without the consent of his wife or mother. The patrlotiara of Canadian women la not exceeded by the men's patriotism. A cablegram from London in the New York Times of April 14 atated that "thirty-three thousand women have registered themselves for special war service up to the end of March." Are these facta not a refutation of such a statement? Every true woman deprecates war and longs ' for "peace with honor," but the "peace at any price" propaganda aa ad vanced by a few men, who themselves, never shouldered a musket and whose ancestors have no record of service in helping 'te make this great republic what It Is today and a large number of spinsters. . childless and husbendlees women, will have no Influence upon the patriotic man and women ready and will ing to take a part In protecting their country. Where would our republic be today If the wivee and mothers of our enoestors bad taken tha attitude some of these emotional, hysterical women of today have taken. The writer la a loyal American, whose ancestors had a small part la establish ing and maintaining American liberty and Independence. There wltl be universal peace some day, not because of Rabbi Wise'ti theory of "petticoat rule." but when the world be comes humanised and arlrltuallsed. 8. E. SMITH. A Reunellraa Ralllea te Wllaoa. OMAHA. June U-To the Editor of Tha Bee. I have noted with Interest the resignation of, W, J. Bryan from tha position of secretary of state, because his views did not agree with the president's. There are Just three things, In my opin ion, that would or should make a m&u realm from a position af truet like that, aarm-ly; inability, laslnaas and cowardice, snd I Judge the first le the most char itable construction to assign to Mr. Bryan's action. Juat aa well might President Wilson resign and give up hla duties to the American people, bereuee he may not agree with some of tha vlewa of bis cabinet. The way I have summed it up ta this: Mr. Brym found the work too arduous for Mm; he Is not s deep thinker, only a gifted orator, hypnotis ing himself, s well ss some of the peo ple. Many a time Mr. Wilson would have undoubtedly arduntly wished to re sign. It is a heavy task, but he Is tee hlghminded. too fine, too patriotic to give up a position of trust In which tha people are looking to him for support snd leadership. . I sm a republican, but long live Wood row Wllaon, the man of honor, and cour age. The Americaa people will surely support ht ta bis present attitude the protection of the United Ha tee flag and the people. Mr. Bryan's action autwlth. standing, aad may the "titer wtnglcd Banner continue te e.sve o'er the land of tha free and the bonis of the brave.'' f. M. TALIAFERRO. Tips on Home Toipcs lndlenapolls News: This Is the open season for baccalaureate sermons, but ths vsst majority of ths population will never note the difference Philadelphia Ledger: The incoming fsihlon of low-neck shirts will find some men Insisting thst the Adsm's eppte Is the seat of wisdom. Houston Post: One ef the Chinese visitors said: "We look te the United Plates ss an elder sister." That Is almost like an old grandmother asking a newly arrived Infant to tote her awhile. Baltimore American: The advice te people to walk mere comes ss a some whst tame and impotent conclusion to the fact that a noted automobile company has Just declared a stock dividend ef $4, 000.000. Pprlngflald Republican: Thomas J. Jackson is one of the seventeen famous Americans from whom, five are to be se lected for the Hall of Feme. How many ef the first class In history know that he is none other thsn Stonewall Jackson? New York World: The first result of the president's warning to the Mexican factlonlsts may be seen In the order by General Carransa at Vera Crus pro viding for the distribution of food at cost prices. When aa anolent and rock-rooted hidalgo yields promptly, there may be hopes for the mere outlaws and bandits. Philadelphia Record: Copper and lead are higher than at any time since 1907, and sine gives Indications ef becoming a precious metal. The military demands of Europe naturally explain these price changes, but in the case of copper they seem inadequate, for copper exports have been running much behind last year. The domestic demand has sharply Increased. Apparently the domestic consumers wslted for the price to drop, Instesd of which It advanced, and now they are hurrying to lay In supplies. WHITTLED TO A POINT. She-Why do yen refuse Ethel's hand to Mr Norovne. Pont you warn your daughter married off? He-Yes; what I am iry.nw to having a eon-ln-law married on. Boston Transcript Newlywed-My angel, J wish you wouldn't paint. Mrs. Newiywea Jow, jr, mi. .u ever aeen an angel tnat WHUi painien . Philadelphli Record. Giles we have time to play another game of pool." ... , Won t your wile accwi unoui Rerpins linner waiting?" "No: I think Id batter allow her a, little leewav about dinner. I Just enw her scudding by with a bridge prUe un der one arm and can of soup under the other." Louisville Courier-Journal. Mra Ones, who hsd married twice, was bemoaning her fate. "I ahall never cease to regret the death of my flrpt hueoena, ana exciaimm. "Nor I. madam." renlled Mr. Onsggs, bitterly. Life. A Editorial Sittings Brooklyn Eagle: Mayer Oerhaid Is carrying "the raessese te Garcia." Off Old Klhsale Head ths shade of Elbert Hubbard will follow him to Berlin. Cleveland Plain Dealer: Military ex perts declare that the war will result tn a draw. That would be too bad; fcr, as in the case of most draws, the contest ants would be eager to play it eft and determine the championships Pittsburgh Dispatch: H. G. Walls writes that civilisation le at the breaking point; that man'a Increasing power of destruction. If unchecked, will overwhelm hope, beauty and freedom throughout the world. Much ef this has already been accomplished. Tet there are actually some, people In this country anxious for more war. Baltimore American: The predicament of the two American eltlaens in Dresden who are said to have declared themselves sslismed of their cltlsenahlp recalls Ed ward Everett Hale's "man without a country." But perhaps these men would rather be subjects than cltltens snd have found a country where they may acquire that statue. If so, they ought to 'take out papers' at once. KABIBBLE KABARET wimt ail. ttS rails AHbVlaTTl (fa' The Count-You really think things will be better thsn ever after the war.' Ths Duke Mv dear sir, of course they will. Think of the enormous demand tor titles that must be accumulating amontr the American heiresses, and think what a small supply of us there will be left. New York Times. Girl Shopper Why did you make that poor salesman pull down all that stuff and then not buy anything? Second Ditto Why, the mean fellow waa In a car yesterday and never offered me hla seat, though I looked right at htm: so I Just decided I would get even. Buffalo Courier. "Do you think that If I refuse him he will do something desperate?" "Nope; he'll probably Uva to be glad ef lt.'T "Thon I shall marry hlra, the brute!" Houaton Pest. "I saw my boyhood chum todsy. thn one that haa become a millionaire." "Did ha recognise you?" "I Biieee eo. He turned a corner when he saw me coming." Houston Feet FLAG DAY. Arthur Macy In Youth'a Companion. Here comes The Flag. Hat! U! Who dares to drsfs Or trail It? Give it Hurrshs. Three for the stars Three for the bars. T'noover your head to it! The soldiers who tread te It Shout at the sight of It, The justice and right of it, The unsullied whits of it. The blue and the red of It And tyranny's dresd of It, Hers comes the Flag, . . Cheer Itl , Valley and Crag ' Shall hear it. ' Fathers shall bless it . Children caress It. All shall maintain it. No one ahall stain it. Cheers for the sailors that fought on the wave for It, Cheers for the soldiers tr.at always were breve for It. Tears for the men thst went down to the grave for It. Here comes The Flag. ' . Circle Tours to New York, Boston and the East Via Rock Island Lines Choice) of Nearly Fifty Different Circle Tours to Choose From liouting includes principal cities, points of interest and popular resorts of the East, allowing optional steamer trips via the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River and Thousand Islands, Lake Champlain and Hudson River; also sound steamer between Boston, New York and Norfolk, Va., and others. Round Trip Tickets on Sale Daily 60-Day Limit Detailed information concerning rates and routes og request. 4. 8. McKALLY, D. P. A.. lth and Fartiam, W. O. W. Bldg. Each of These Boys Won a Coaster Last Week Frank Bonaeci, 01 Uo. Ith Bt. Jas. Laird. 1711 E St., South Omaha, Neb. Nathan Greenhouse, ill No. 3th St. ... Virgil Hornbeck, 2611 Capitol Ave Kenneth Hampton, (21 No. 41st Ave Ray R Nye, 2111 Pratt 6t Kenneth Hlgby, 2011 Maple St DeWltt Nauptn, 2216 No. 38th Avs John Sharp, lath and Farnam Sts. .... . 21 . . .152 ....149 ....124 122 117 114 105 100 Busy Pee Boys-- Do You Like to Coast? Here is your chance to get a fine Coaster FREE. We Will Give Five Coasters to the five boys bringing fes the most pic tures of the coaster before 4 P. M., Sat urday, Jane It). This picture of ths coaster will be In j lie nee every asy tuts week. Cut them all put aad ask your friends to save tha pictures In their paper for yon too. See how many pictures you can get aad bring them to Ths Bee Of fice Saturday. Jane II. Ths coasters will be given Free to the boys or girls that send us the most pic tures before 4 P. M., Satur day, June It.