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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1018
f Rain, warmer In east por-
f tlon; moderate southerly winds.
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wrath, the fury, of his own people?
The world will Impatiently await
We have read the book "From
Bootblack to Railroad President,"
and now await the first Issue of
"From Supreme Ruler to Vagabond.'
THE MAS WITHOUT A OOCXTRr
According to the latest press dis
patches, the former emperor or the
once powerful Germany Is now Just
plain Sill Hohenzollern, refugee
the man without a country.
Considerable mystery surrounds
the exact locality of BilL Reports
vary, one statement being to the ef
fect that he entered Holland in an
inglorious manner, leaning on a cane,
dressed In a general's uniform, his
long sword dragging by his side.
The dispatch did not mention his
famous mustache, but it is presumed
that it was drooping, In perfect
keeping with his general appearance.
To add to Bills' discomfiture,
ome Belgian refugees gathered
about the station where his automo
bile was drawn up awaiting the train
ana cried "assassin." A little later
the train arrived and the drooping
figure entered it and changed to
Bill Is to be Interned in Holland,
according to the report, but the
Dutch do not want him; his1 own
people do not want him; he dare not
go any other place, and, according
to the cartoonists, hell Is locking Its
doors in hlg face. Such Is the end
ing, the fate, of the greatest murder
er that ever trod the earth, and who
for years passed as absolute ruler of
the haughtiest nation under the sun.
Many are the opinions as to Just
what disposal should be made of
Bill. Taft has Intimated that he
could be taken out of Holland. Ger
ard wants to take him to London
ana try mm ror murder. But why
try him? The world, as the greatest
Jury that ever sat in Jujdgment
over mankind, has been trying his
case for over four years and have
unanimously pronounced him guilty,
If there is a dissenting voice In Am
erica, let that person stand up.
uut as a mere matter of proce
dure. Bill should be given a brief
bearing before the military authori
ties we can trust them to handle
his case very satisfactorily. Will
Bill have the nerve to face such a
trial? If not, will he brave' the
THE YANKS' BIG DRIVE
There Is no longer any question
that the American army under Gen
eral Liggett has won a great victory
and amply fulfilled our highest ex
pectations. Military critics say that the task
assigned our First army, In these
last few weeks, was the hardest task
in Marshal Foch's program for driv
ing the Huns out of France and Bel
gium. It had to operate in the most
difficult territory. And because of
the strategic importance of the sec
tor, it had to face the hardest op
position. The Germans knew that a
I break in their front at that noint
would certainly bar one great line of
retreat that from northern France
through Metz, by means of an admir
able railway system and that any
deep penetration of their front there
might imperil the northern line of
communication and retreat, through
Namur and Liege. They therefore
concentrated their best troops and
artillery and made their main re
sistance at that point. It has been
said the Americans lately have
faced almost halt of all the German
forces on the western front.
Day after day our boys, new to
war, fought under those tremendous
odds without flinching. .Week after
week passed, and the people at home
wondered what their army was do
ing; and all the time it was making
slow but sure progress, wearing out
division after division of the enemy,
creeping forward yard by yard,
cleaning opt the forest .and taking
the fortified, hills and swarming
across the famous Hlndenburg line,
and then one by one it smashed
three other strong lines in the rear
which the Germans had thought Im
pregnable. Then the long, bitter effort be
gan to show. The "Yanks" were
out of the woods and over the
trenches and through the barbed
wire. They had their reward they
could face the Germans In the open,
on equal terms. At once they swept
forward, gaining milea where before
they had gained rods. The enemy
broke and fled. The southern gap
was closed. Germany faced her Se
dan, as the French had In 1870.
The dimensions of the victory are
not yet fully apparent. But there is
glory enough. The armistice Inter
posed before our troops reaped the
full military fruit of their fighting
They themselves have been one of
the biggest factors In driving Ger
many to acceptance of that pitiless
armistice, and they will have the
eternal credit of having won the last
great battle of the war.
Director General McAdoo's state
ment to the railroad telegrvhers
who are threatening to strfke, in re
minding them that they are now
"working tor the government," Is al
pretty gooa nint mat-the govern
ment had better keep control of cer
uin unes or industries until war
times are passed and business Is
again placed on a normal basis.
APPEALED TO GIRL'S VANITY
Department Store Clerk Proved That
He Had 8ome Little Knowledge
of Human Nature.
Among nonessential cltlxena, a place
must be given to the summer girl who
doe all her swimming on the beach,
In silken togs which never could stand
the cruel ocean waves. Whether this
type is still In existence or not Is a
question, but at any rate a conversa
tion overheard recently In a depart
ment store gives ground for suspicion.
The ambitious clerk was selling a
high-priced bathing suit and was man
aging the operation In a masterful wsy.
She finally pinned her victim, fluffy
girl, down to choice between two;
one was blue with green trimmings,
the other purple with white.
"Do you ever have photos taken In
your bathing suit 7" asked the clerk.
"Why, sometimes,' said the girl,
"WeH," said the inspired clerk, "the
reason I ask Is because often girls
have said that they want suits with
contrasting colors because they show
up so much better In the pictures.
That's why you might like this pur
ple with the white border better than
the other, which wouldn't show up
nearly so well. I dldnt know whether
you bad thought about It or not, but
often girls do have their pictures taken
on the beach, you know." Indianapolis
8urely a "Real Lidy
The cabby was brought before the
magistrate for using violent language
to a lady.
"But she ain't no lidy," be protested
Indeed I" quoth his worship. "And
do you know a lady when you see
"Of course I dot" Indignantly an
swered the man. "Why, only the other
day I saw one; she give me a parnd
note for a shlllen' fare and walked
away. 'L mum.' I calls, what abart
yer change?' 'Don't be a bllokin' old
fool!' ses she; 'keep It, and git drunk
enough to kiss yer mother-in-law.'
"Now, yer worship," he ended, tri
umphantly, "that's what I call a real
lidy." London Tit-Bits.
PUBLIC OPINION I
Grants Pass, Ore.,
Nov. 8, 118.
To the Editor of the Rogue River
Courltir, Grants Puss, Ore.
i; runts Pass has sgnln suffered its
yearly visitation of hallowe'en simi
lar to many which have gone before,
and although numerous Inhabitants
may be bervft of a certain amount
of goods and chattels, a Reeling of
security Is ones more settling over
the vicinity, and aa one of the towns
people remarked: "Now I think we
are safe for another year."
How long must this nuisance en
dure, and to what good does this
"Wild West" custom teud, of free
license tor an annual reversion to
hoodlumlsm'and savagery on the
part of the younger generation, so
that wild hordes ot irresponsible
children must be pormltted to roam
the streets at nlxht with the ob
vlons Intention ot destroying the
property ot the patient' and unof
fending population, and of the com
mission ot any lawless acts which
their uutralned and undeveloped
brains may dictate?
.1 have seen communities where
parents believed that the place tor
tholr children was at home after
dark, and where the authorities
deemed It consistent with their duty
to protect the, property ot the citi
I have seen communities where
hallowe'en could pass and not a gate
or flower be disturbed; where John
nie and Susie could make a Jack-o-
lantern out ot a pumpkin, and play
ing their tricks at home have Just
as good a time as If turned loose
on the streets to give free rein to
their hoodlum Inclinations.
Not so the youth ot thla commun
ity; too long has their lust tor des
truction been Indulged to be content
with Jack-o-lanterns and hallowe-en
pranks In their own dooryards. John
nie Smith's only fun on hallowe-en
consists in the performance ot a few
such cute and original little tricks on
the neighbors as stealing Mr.
Brown's gate or demolishing Mrs.
Brown's flower bed. In these acts
he Is animated by the same spirit ss
the Germans In their devastation of
France, malicious destruction of
property, and without even the ex
cuse of war Is doing In his small way
what he can to Imitate them, and
still the bulk of the people, with the
exception of the victims, encourage,
laugh at and applaud him. Yet, no
doubt Johnnie signed a pledge In
school not to "wsste anything," but
If he has five minutes' Joy In laying
waste Mrs. Brown's flower bed, what
Imports it that she loses the labor
of months? It Is such fun to John
nie to watch the beautiful flowers
droop their unhappy beads at an un
timely death, while he strikes them
down In his insane glee! It It were
his mother's flowers demolished, or
his father's gate stolen, no doubt
Johnnie would receive his Just re
ward, but his parents connive at and
permit him to work bis evil deeds
secretly In the dark on the neigh
bors, Just as a Joke, you know, hop
ing that under cover of the darkness
he will escape detection. And then,
what fun for the Smith family to
laugh at the discomfiture ot the
Another phase of the matter Is the
effect of such unrestricted conduct
on the character of the children
themselves and still another, the en
couragement and opportunity given
to the hoodlum of more mature
years to execute bis evil designs
without fear of penalty on a night
given over to lawlessness and pill
But until the sentiment of the
community Is changed and clvillza
tlon strikes the "Wild West," or un
til the youth of the day are taught
to have regard for the rights of
others, 1 see no relief for the
Browns but to procure a bull dog
and watch until the duimer hour Is
past on next hallowe-en for It Is
hallowe'en and something. like Car
thage must be destroyed.
N1CMJK O. .MIULKR.
KING GEORGE INSPECTS THE ROYAL AIR FORCE
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.u'.KlDS JkW.recently. made Vtoor'Af.topecJlon of the Royal air force ubd reviewed the entire cadet 'corps.
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r --- me reiurmug we wi u te wniie tn cadets march past.
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