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October lo, 1918
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WHY AN ARMISTICE IS WANTED.
J. W. T. Mason, United Press war expert, calls atten
tion to the fact that an armistice permitting Von Hinden
burg to retire unmolested to the German frontier would
give the kaiser one of the major successes of the war.
The heroic struggle of the American forces north of
Verdun is threatening to cut one of the two avenues of
retreat for the German armies in France.
Luxemburg, by ' protesting to President Wilson
against the further occupation of her soil by German
troops, shows a complete understanding in the little duchy
of America's advance down the Meuse.
Luxemburg knows the Americans are closing in on
the famous Stenay line of iommunications, so necessary
for Von Hindenburg's safe retirement to Germany.
While General Pershing is blocking the way to the
German frontier, to the glory of American arms, the
kaiser appeals to President Wilson to let Von Hinden
burg's defeated armies pass through Pershing's lines un
scathed. The only alternative for Von Hindenburg is to
fight his Way home. His forces are too large and too un
wieldy to try to make a run for it. They would- be over
whelmed and thrown into devastating confusion.
' It is three months ago today since the Americans
threw the Germans back a'cross the Marne and started
thm on their disastrous retirement. Since then Von Hin
denburg has gone less than half the way home and has
lost at least a million men. He may lose a half million more
if he must continue to to the border. It is possible even
that a great disaster involving a quarter of a million more
casualties might overtake him.
Besides these losses of human material, Von Hinden
burg cannot get home. without abandoning vast stores of
munitions and guns to the allies, unless he is given a free
Von Hindenburg is being forced to abandon his in
tention of forming'a new reserve army to oppose the Am
erican invasion of Germany. His plan to accomplish this
shortning of his line and saving six thousand men per mile
has been destroyedby the ceaseless attacks of Marshal
Foch during the-last three months. If Von Hindenburg
is given no armistice he will have less men per mile when
he gets back to Germany than he did when his retreat be
gan. The only way the Rhine reserve army to oppose the
Americans can be created is by means of an armistice per
mitting Von Hindenburg to withdraw from France and
Belgium, taking' his men and guns with him.
President Wilson's reply to Chancellor Maximilian
however, has averted all danger of an armistice, and will
cut deeply into "the German morale. It is worth more
than many army corps to the allied cause, for its disinteg
rating work will be effective not only among the German
soldiers' in'thc field, but also among the German people at
home. Three months ago today when the Americans
drove a German army across the Marne, the kaiser knew
America was arriving at military maturity and ordered
his defeated troops to start for home. Today, the kaiser
knows that his diplomatic note writers have likewise been
trapped by President Wilson's greater skill. The strategy
of the situation is wholly on the side of democracy. The
exchange of notes' has revealed the kaiser to his people
shorn of his divine right and humbly petitioning the demo
cratic nations for an armistice. But it is not enough, and
so the Hohenzollem intimate of Gott has even promised
to abandon the conquered territory for whose possession
two million Germans have been killed or permanently in
jured. And still it is not enough. No absolute monarch
can long cling to his prerogative when his impotence is
thus shown to his victims. President Wilson has set the
Hohenzollem throne rocking. There can be no question
but that the kaiser is now in jeopardy of losing his crown
by an act of expiation on the part of the German people.
It is said to have proven a great shock to the
Prussian junkers to find so many German-American boys
fighting in the ranks of the Yankees. It shows how little
they really knew of this country which never worries
about a man's former nationality, so long as he is a good
American citizen while here.
Of course the kaiser will now appeal to his people to
back him up against the enemy which refuses to listen to
any reasonable peace offer and aims only at the destruc
tion of Germany. We feel, however, that there will be
little enthusiasm in the response from a nation that num
i bers its dead by millions and has suffered hardships to the
' i l f i i j? r i i. i -T, .
limit oi numan endurance ior iour years, suupiy iu grauijr
the ambition of a divinely appointed ruler. The German
people are pretty well fed up on the "Me and Gott" stuff
and don't care very much what becomes of the Hohenzol
lem family if only they can enjoy peace once more and
be free from the horrors of a seemingly endless war.
Secretary Baker, just back from a trip to the western
front, tells of an incident that is significant: A certain
German prisoner was unkempt and dirty, his face beard
ed and emaciated. He attracted the attention of several
newspaper correspondents and they sought to question
him. For several days all efforts to induce him to talk
failed. Finally, however, he drew from his ragged uni
form a little package, and with tears streaming down
his face opened it. It was the picture of his pretty frau
and their children it was a reminder of happy, precious
days. Then this prisoner sobbed out a story of how his
Prussian masters refused him leave from the trenches
when his wife died and his children followed her to the
grave. He was bitter at the government because it show
ed no heart and demanded only that hestay with his ma
chine gun crew in the shell holes of no man's land.
There are many thousands of such men in the Ger
man army, and it is quite likely they will in time take
care of the kaiser in their own way if he does not anti
cipate their action, abdicate and effectively efface him
self from public notice; along with the crown prince and
the rest of his tribe.
SALTS IP BACKACHY
Drink Lots Of Water And Stop
Eating Meat For a While
If Your Bladder Troub
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
are receiving subscriptions now
.TI I IRFRTV
And those United States senators were worrying
themselves almost to death and driving the country to dis
traction for fear Wilson and Clemenceau and Lloyd
George would make fiols of themselves over that fake
German peace proposal!
Charles M. Schwab sold Liberty bonds at the rate 'of
a million dollars a minute in Chicago last night. If we
could have, him here for just three seconds Salem would
go over the top.
We shouldn't be surprised if the president's reply in
jured the feelings of Kaiser Bill somewhat. ,
The Minnesota forest fire gave German kultur a close
race for the record as an agency of destructiveness.
There seems little danger that the peace offensive
will result in an offensive peace.
In the matter of chancellors the kaiser, seems harder
to please than ever.
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General Foch is said to be squeezing Lille. Sly old
by Walt Mason
For fifty years or thereabouts, on this, our native
shore, no captains raised their martial shouts, or made
demands for gore. Along the sunny paths of peace, we
took our genial way, and dealth in poultry,eggs and grease,
in bacon, corn and hay. Whate'er we did, we did it well,
we did with our our might; and all the goods we had to
sell skinned everything in sight. At last we had to draw
the sword and give a helping hand to nations which were
being bored by Wilhelm's high command. And at this
graft of war we went as we'd go baling hay; we said, "A
scrap was never meant to last till Judgment Day. Let's
take the contract on the run, and shove the blamed thing
through; since we must whip the greasy Hun, let's do it
P. D. Q." And all the planet is amazed, at how we do oor
stunt; a host of fighting men we've raised, and sent them,
to the front. Since we took hold the luck has changed, we
're winning with a whoop, and Bill, his system disarrang
ed, is neck deep in the soup. It is the good old Yankee
way, to do things with a rush; it is the way wre reap our
hay, and hustle after cush.
By JANE PHELPS
Brian Show Jealousy Which Puts i
Buth'a Team At Rest.
Rulli noticed that Brian was listen
''I tUink Mr. Bockley was very good
to ask ts,. isn't every young man
who wants au old married couple with
him whoa "lie asks a young lady to din
ner even though the man does happen
to hH tho young lady' lawyer "
' 'title's game, all right,'' Brian said
to hinuHiU att he aat down, and there
was a feeling of pride that, in spite of
himself, found expression in his voice as
"Not much of a lawyer yet, Kuth."
"Enough of one, I guess, to attend
to any business Mollis can have,"
Claude Berkley's sarcasm was not lost
Mollie King, tactful as she was,
blushed at tho implication, but, quick
ly recovering herself, said brightly:
-ls this your first visit here, Mrs.
ITackett If it is, wo must point out
our celebrities to you."
I nevor have been here before,"
Ruth replied. Please tell me nil I
should know." .
When j-ou wake up with backache
and dull misery in the kidney region
it generally means you have been eat
ing too much meat, says a well known
authority. Meat forms uric acid which
overworks the kidneys in their effort
to filter it from the blood and they be
come sore of paralyzed and loggy.
When your kidneys gets luggish and
clog you must relieve them, like you
relieve your bowels; removing all the
body's urinous waste, else you have
backache, sick headache, dizzy spells;
your stomach sours, tongue is coated,
and when the weather is bad yon have
rheumatic twinges. The urine is cloudy,
full of sediment, channels often get
sore, water scalds and you are obliged
to seek relief two or three times dur
ing tho night.
Either consult a good, reliable phy
sician at once or got from your phar
macist about four ounces of Jail Salts;
take a tablospoonful in a glass of wa
ter before breakfast for a few days
and your kidneys will then act fine.
This famous salts is mado from the
acid of grapes and lemon juice, used for
generations to clean and stimulate slug
gish kidneys, also to neutralize acids
in the urine so it no longer irritates,
thus ending bladder weakness.
Jad Salts is a life saver for regular
meat caters. It is inexpensive cannot
injure and makes a delightful, eifer
vescent lithia-watcr drink.
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tre, its strength and its very life, and
if not overcome it produces a feverish
ness and itching of the scalp; the hair
roots famish, loosen and die; then the
hair falls out fast.
If your hair has been neglected and
is thin, faded, dry, scraggy or too
oily, get a small bottle of Knowlton'j
Danderine at any drug slou or toilei
counter for a few ftonts: apply a lit
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you will say this was the best invest
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We sincerely believe, regardless of
everything else advertised, that if you
desire soft, lustrous, beautiful hair and
lots of it no dandruff no itching
scalp and no more falling hair you
must use Knowlton'g Danderine. If
eventually why not now?
Machine Is Smashed
"Claudo is about as famous a char
acter asi we have,'' Mollie said with a
mischevous glance at Beckly, "He both
writes and paints."
''How interesting! " murmured Ruth
thinking if he didn't write more sen
sibly than ho talked, it might account
in part for his frayed appoarance.
'Ye8, you must got him to writo
some poetry not for you, but to you''
Mollio added, her eyes twinkling.
Evidently she sees through hi3 pre
tense as well as I, Ruth thought, and
was rather pleased that tho woman
whom her husband admired was not
dense. It would bo impossible to be at
all at her ease with a stupid woman.
She would not know what to say to
her, . ,
The only time she had seen Mollio,
sho had thought her very pretty and
bright. It had been at tho dinner Mrs.
Curtis gave. But now she was more
critical. She wanted to know well, this
woman whom Brian eecmcd to like so
much. Not that she wished for any in
timacy; that was farthest from her
thoughts. She wanted to understand her
character her point of view.
So as Mollio told her of the differ
ent pooplo dining, she watched her
while she listened. Mollie 's speech,
while in a way refined and showing
education, was plentifully sprinklod
wit a gay, innocuous sort of slang that
gave it point. Sho occasionally told a
story about some ono of whom sho was
speaking, and told it well. Ruth had
to acknowledge, even before the "dinner
was scarcely commenced, that Mollie
King was an interesting talker and
would prove a delightful companion to
any man if she was so inclined.
tes, she must not underrate Mollie,
sho thought, as sho turned to reply to
some remark of her host.
''It's jolly, having you here!" she
heard Brian say as soon as her atten
tion wns obviously taken by Beckly.
' "Claude is terribly hit with Mrs.
ITackett. He raved before you came.''
'Not sauce for the goose, eh,
".Not on your life!''
Brian's answer was -so emphatic Mol
lio laughed gayly. But Ruth felt com
forted. ISho had heard every word. If
Brian loved her well enough to be so
jealous of her, ho would hesitate long
before ho did anything really wrong
The thought mado her happier than she
had been since Beckly had joined them
on the Koof Garden te night before.
Brian was silly, of course, to be jeal
ous of anyone; but of a man like
Claude Beckly it was really ridiculous.
Then enme the thought. If I am at
tractive to others, perhaps ho will care
for me moro as I want him to; hositato
to leave me or to take the risk of mak
ing me angry by being so much with
Mollie. So she commenced to talk with
Beckly, simply laughing at his extra
vagant compliments, and leaving Mid
lie and Brian to entertain each other.
With a litle smile, she saw Brian get
ting restless. Occasionally he would
break into iho conversation with some
impatient roiaark when Beckly had been
particularly fulsome finally he soid:
''Here, you two! this dinner is a
foursome. Suppose we talk about some
thing in which wo are all interested."
"Or suppose we finish our dinner,
and then dance I' Mollie broke in.
"Oh, do!'' Ruth agreed at once. She
knew she was a good dancer, and the
loved to dance. To tell the truth, she
was becoming tired of Bcckly's com
pliments. ''Thank the gods I can dance-" Beck
ly said so fervently they nil laughed.
Ruth danced first with him, then with
Brian. When it came time to go, acting
en the spur of the moment, she. invit
ed both Beckly and Mollie King to dine
with them a week from that night.
"Well be there, won't we Mollie,"
''Indeed we will, and thank you!"
Mlolie said graciously, but witB a look
than Ruth could not fathom; a look
directed at her.
(Tomorrow Happr Days Follow The
Pinner In The village.)
Washington, Oct. 15. The
4c Gorman military machine has
broken down, according to the
belief prevalent in Hwitzorlaud
4c diplomatic dispatches declared
today. The report says cstablish-
nient of a preliminary cabinet
was not so much from pressuro
by tho Gorman people as from
acknowledgement of tho military
leaders that they are unable to
cscapo defeat on tho field, it is
said. German newspapers are
quoted in support of this contention.
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State and Commercial
The Journal Job Department
will print you anything in the
stationery line do it right and
save you real money. .
Furniture .Bedding. Rugs acl
Linoleums to supply every
body; experts tell us we must
conserve and we know you all
Don't buy fursiture if yoa
don't need it. and on the other
hand if you need it buy it to
day or buy it soon.
we said above there is
enough to supply all, yet the
supply is getting less and very
soon in the rug line at least
it will not be getting what yoa
may want-But take what yoa
The prjees are going higher
and higher each day. That is
the wholesale market-but
with us your money is doing
as much as you could expect
We are selling many articles
today at what they would cost
wholesale. Of course when we
rebuy, retail prices will have
Do not buy anything in Furni
ture or Rugs without first get
ting our prices.
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