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Tf. is now about two weeks since the kaiser abdicat
ed. As events move in this old world now, that was quite
a long time ago; the circumstances which surrounded
his going constitute an old story, an oft-told tale as it
were. On the other hand we are able now to review this
happening of world-wide significance with a degree of
complacency ana mosc 01 us are impeaeu u me cuuuubwu
that Wilhelm made anything but an impressive exit.
From anybody who had played so conspicuous a role in
the biggest of international dramas we should have ex
pected something morethat is from anybody but Wil
helm. . ,
A renllv ereat man should be ereat even in detiounc
ing greatness. We should expect some noble word; some
final proof of courage and manhood; some intelligent ap
plication of the fact that his work, whether good or ill,
is done, and" that the stage must be set for a new drama,
with new actors.
Tht?re are manv historical actors who have set Wil
helm a rood example. Napoleon was still Napoleon, even
wnne surrendering ms swoiu aim lading di nciuia. x
every big man capable of real comprehension there must
come, at tneiena, some sucn migni as mm wwui icmij
son lends to King Arthur: ,
, "The old oMer changeth, giving place to new;
f ' ; "And God fulfills himself in many ways,
"Tyrone pood order should corrupt the world."
Even if Wilhelm sincerely believed in German kultur
and militarism and kaisensm, he might have come to
that if he had been really big.
Instead, we find this mighty kaiser- who had just de
clared grandiloquently that he "would never desert hiK
sorely tried people," sneaking away like a thief at night,
with his money and jewels and stores of food, reading
"with a shiver" a final note of advice from the revolu
tionary leader, Scheidmann, then signing his abdication
paper with a trembling hand, and opening his mouth only
to snarl sarcastically, "It may be for the good of Ger
many." ' '
Poor egomaniac, for whom so many millions died.
He aspired to be known as "Wilhelm the Great." After
all his monstrous crimes, he passes as Wilhelm the petty.
Admiral Von Tirpitz has ducked also. But he may
have caught the habit from his favorite type of boats.
By Walt Mason
These be the times that try men's -souls; we're always
The circulation of the Daily Capital Journal during
the past week gained a higher average than ever before.
The record was as follows:
Monday, November 11 6,228
Tuesday, November 12 ;. 5,100.
Wednesday, November 13 ........ . 4,995
Thursday- November 14 ........ .4,895 -
Friday, November 15 .....4,910
Saturday, November 16 5,125
It is interesting to note that the Capital Journal, even
without the stimulating effect of big war news, now has
an average daily circulation in excess of 5,000 copies, or
on the accepted basis of five readers to each "ubscriber,
25,000 readers a pretty good-sized family, who take the
Capital Journal as their home paper.
The Capital Journal is a member of the Audit Bureau
of Circulations and every copy printed is accounted for
and made a record of by this duly accredited organiza
tion, organized in the interest of the nationaladvertisers
of the country, and all other big buyers of space who wish
to know exactly what they are paying for.
Considerable apprehension has been expressed lest the
cessation of hostilities precipitate a sudden cancelling of
government war orders without allowing time for the
industries engaged upon them to readjust their business.
Much of this fear is unnecessary.
In the first place we are now under armistice mere
ly, with the possibility of renewal of hostilities. Until
this danger is past and peace is definitely assured, we
must maintain our armies fully equipped and ready for
action. This will insure a continuance for some time of
war manufactures on a large scale, and afford a breath
ing space for the making of new plans. "
In the second place, Mr. Baruch of the war industries
board is authority for the statement that plans have long
been under consideration in Washington tor assisting
industry back to a peace basis. His board, together with
the labor department, has already completed plans for
bringing our men back in such detachments as may be
absorbed into industry without greatly disturbing it. '
" Government contracts are not to be cancelled whole
sale, but gradually, as the need diminishes. At the same
time restrictions as to the purchase and sale of supplies
will be lifted. Assistance will be given in getting produc
tion orders, material and supplies, and- if present legisla
tive plans are carried out, there will be extensive financ
The transition from war work to a peace production
basis should be accomplished with small loss and no per
iod of depression, provided military heads will keep in
touch with the plans of the government, and there is
fair unprejudiced co-operation between these two and
between each of them and labor. '
Now it appears that 750,000 American soldiers were
engaged is the Argonne sector, where the downfall of
the German armies was sealed. Over difficult terrain,
against the best and freshest troops that Hindenburg
could marshal, they drove, steadily forward until the
powerful defense lines crumbled and the German leaders
saw they must meet crushing defeat or surrender and
surrender in name of armistice was their choice. We had
always thought that if the Americans sent one million
men to the front, in a compact sectftr, and instructed
them to go to Berlin, not enough Germans could be station
ed in front of them to stop their progress and the oper
ations of our three-quarters of a million pretty well' es
tablishes this fact Also it is proved that the professional
soldier is no match for the man who fights of his own
volition and with an independence of thought and action
that is foreign to the accepted standards of the militarists
of any country. Many of the Americans who opposed and
defeated the picked Prussian veterans m the Argonne
were fresh from the training camps. This fact should
digging up our rolls, and stripping off the bills; as fast jn t be tt f surprise to Americans who recall what
as we can earn uie cum u ims tu &u ivi sccur ctnu ium, im
pantaloons and pills. "The price has risen," is the cry,
whene'er a fellow goes to buy a hymnbook or a hen; the
war has made of trade a botch, and so the prices rise a
notch, and they will rise again. These be the times that
try men's souls; the doughnuts now are mostly holes, the
pies are thin and pale; most things are made of substitutes,
and there are wormholes in the fruits for which we blow
our kale. A pound of butter costs us now as much as
would have bought a cow, in balmy times of peace; and
when we buy it some one comes with w-arning voice and
muffled drums, and says, "Conserve the grease." These
be the times that tiy men's souls; we cannot touch, with
ten-foot poles, the price of things we need; the stand off
at the store is banned, and all the wealth we have on hand
is merely chicken feed. And yet, as I pursue my way,
I do not see a grouch all day, or hear a plaintive whine;
the boys seem glad to stand the gaff, and all the hard luck
makes them laugh, instead of bringing brine. You cannot
whip a bunch like us; in times of peace we rant and cuss,
and paw around like sin ; but when we need to wear a yoke
we view the blamed thing as a joke, and wear it with a
grin. .
General Jackson's Kentucky riflemen did to Wellington's
veterans the conquerors of Napoleon at New Orleans.
In fact history is filled with similar instances of the defeat-
of soldier puppets by real men marshaled to defend
their homes or a cherished principle of government. And
therein lies the weakness of militarism,-which pins its
faith to standing armies and professional soldiers.
Dear old Liberia our ally, you know has had an
admirably simple and effective selective plan. Military
liability was established as a privilege. Those wearing
no clothes were not eligible. As soon as a citizen put on
shirt arid trousers he was drafted. Thus Liberia shadow
ed forth a great truth. Clothes do not make the man;
but they at least distinguish the soldier.
Yanks is the best name for them. And the way they
yanked the diamond-studded crown from the imperial
Wilhelm's brow was worth all the war cost, and some to
spare. -
The war profiteer may be pretty definitely branded
as the fellow who hopes to see war prices continue with
the country at peace.
Things did not work out entirely to
Mrs. Clayborne's satisfaction. This
was principally due to tho fact that
tfuth did not lend herself in anv wav
to the sehcmvs her aunt had planned.
Of course Mrs. Clayborno had said
nothing - of them; she was far too
shrewd to make a faux pas of that
Kina. Jtsut whenever nossihln shn mi-
vocatea accepting Mandel's invitation
and was tactfilly effusive when speak
ing of him to Buth.
But Buth was in love with Brian.
Hef work done, she was far happiei
with him than to be at the opera o)
anywhere else with 6thers. 89 she
managed to evade most of the things
aianuei proposed, and to do it in such
a way ho could but accede.
Brian had tried his best to be nat
ural before Buth's aunt; but always
mere wag a little constraint An their
intercourse, a forced pleasantry, that
was obvious to both of them ana to
"Don't act afraid of Auntie!" she
said to Brian, one day. "She wou't
eat you."
"I'm not afraid of her,-but someway
I feel all the time that she blames mo
for your going to work; that she dis
approves of ma as a husband for her
niece," putting his feelings into words
for the first time in many weeks.
"Nonsense! I don't deny Aunt Lou
isa felt so at first. You 'remember her
fetters. But she 's all over it, now that
she sees what my work it, how happy
I am in doing it; how cozy we are, and
how nicely we are getting along. Then,
too ,dear, Auutie knows that I love
you, that we are happy together. I
think she never quitw knew Imw much
I cared, before." Buth blushed as she.
confessed her love for hor husband.
Sho was naturally diffident where her
affections were concerned, and not of
ten did she say much.
"Just the same sho doesn't like me.
It would havo pleased her bettor if
you had married a man like Mandel.
She's goia daffy about hiiij, by the
way sho talks."
"It isn't that, Brian,' Buth patient
ly explained, "It is because he is so
kind to me he makes my" work so
pleasant. Aunt had an idea that all
employers wore regular slavo drivers.
And that employes were terribly ovei
workod and so miserable. She 's found
out she c was wrong. I am so nappy
that she has, and that wlion she goes
home she will .feel differently about us
and about my. working." Then, "I
wish while she is here you would coute
over to fhe shop with her. It seems
Strange that you now have met my
boss," Bho -finished with a smile.
' ' I don 't know why I should- meet
him! He'd most likely patronize me
or try to." I
Oh. no he- wouldn't, Brian. Ho
isn't that kind. Eeally he isu't, dear
as she saw disbelief on Brian's face
Then I want to show vou my desk. Ihc
nice, quiet corner where I can keep
to mvsclf."
" Perhaps somo day I'll drop in,"
ho returned, and Buth had to tu con
tented. He would moke no further
It had been two wevks since Mrs.
Clavbome arrived, and sho was begin-
nine to talk of eoiuz home. AVhile sli
had not been able to do as sho wished
about throwing Buth with Mandel, she
was not at all dishvartened.
"Time. fato. and propinquity have
been known to accomplish wonders,"
she said to herself. "They are much
together, he loves her. Ho '11 not givv
up easily."
Unfortunately, on the very day that
Mrs. Clnyboruo left for home, Buth
was once more sent out of town on a
pmmnisHion. Brian at once frow to
Mollie King for sympathy.
"I've had tff be on my good be
hsvior all the time Mrs. Clayborno wan
with us, then just ns I might be com
fortable again, off Buth goes and
leaves me alone with Rachel. It isn't
fair to a fvlhnv!" he stormed.
"Of course it isn't! Is Buth going
t0 stay long tin timet"
"How do 1 know! two (lays , .
weeks! It's all one to her, so long as
she is puttering over that decorating
busiv.css! I tell you, Mollie, it has .got
to stop! I want a home, my wife's fo
ciety when I go honw, and I might
as well sny it I want children like
other men." Honest, Mollie, I don't
enre a rap for fancy things, for' all the
fuss about eating and the house. I
just wnnt to be comfortable nud feol,
Well like I do with you. And I don't!
I 'can't eat when I think that Ruth i
walking, that she is away. These dec
orations and worKing lor tnai nrm
mean more to her than I do! I snp-nosL-
I shouldn't have asked her to mar
ry me until I had gone further in my
profession. At least nntu 1 nan mam
mon) money! But I did, and that part
can't be helped. But I'd rather iav
a little three riroro flat down -ere in
village, with Buth fussing up mwi"
in a kitchenette like yours, and a Kia
dio running to meet me, than to live
as we do." He laughed a little, thenj
said. "Thotv, I fell better! I've got
that out of my system. Now come on,
we'll go out to dinner."
That evening Mollie was more gen
tie, more sympathetic, than ever be
fore. Brian 's talk of homo and kid
dies had affected her more than he
perhaps had either realized or intend
Tomorrow Claude Beckly Warns .
Brian about Mandel.
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The bravest battle that was ever
Shall I tvll you where and wheuf
On tho maps of the world you will
tind it not;
'Twa8 fought by the mothers of men.
Nay, not woth cannon, or battle-shot,
With sword or nobler pen; ,
ray, not with eloquent word or
thought, ' v
From tho mouths of wonderful men,
But deep in a wcll-ed-np woman's
heart . .
Of woman that would not yield,
But bravely, silently bore her part
Lo! there is that battlefield!
No marshaling troop, no bivouac song;
But O! these battles, they last so long
From babyhood to the grave!
Yet faithful still as a bridge of stars,
No bannorg to gleam and wave!
Fights on, and on, in the endjess wars,
8ho fights in her wolled-up town
Then silent, unseen, goes down!
O! ye with banners and battle-shot,
And soldier to shout and praise,
I tell vou the kingliest victories fought
, Are fought in these silent ways!
Joaquin- Miller.
Continued from page one)
miles northward. We saw groups walk
ing about in the open. In ore place, in
the middle of a soggy, shell shattered
field, a card or crap game was going
on, while other men were digging a dug
out. At another place the line ran thru
a little valley. Not a soul was in flight
but a small American flag was stuck
in the ground to indicate the front
line. At most points along the line we
traversed, only a few Germans were
visible. These evidently were privates.
They were lounging in villages and
along the roads, smoking nnu talking.
Almost all of them waved a greeting
at us. None carried a gun pr equipment
of any kind. So far as we'could see no
artillery or material remained.
Tracks Busy
At 'me point, several miles in the
rear jf the German lines, we glimpsed
a number of trucks hurrying toward
Conflans. Farther back we saw huge
fires smudging the sky with columns
of black smoke.
From one place we counted eight
fires in the direction of Conflans,
while over the region of Pinchuille we
saw a great column of fire and white
smoke shoot up and drift away with
In little hamlets just behind' ' tho
German lines,' German, soMiors were
sitting in the sunshine, but no horses,
trucks or other means of transportation
were visible.'
Once we saw six GcrmoH3 in a vil- .
lags within tho American lines, sur
rounded by a group of doughboys. Pos
sibly they were recently taken pris
oners. Bonfires in Fields -
At many places in the linos the Ann
ericans were standing in the open fields
around bonfires. Some weri, laundering
and their clothes were hiid on the
ground to dry. We notice! one mam
washing himself in a brook. At another
place a burial party was digging three
graves on a knoll overlooking the lines
At the foot of the hill a unit evident
ly was preparing for inspection. All
itg equipment was neatly laid out in
For several mileg in one TOgion we
flew over a section that was pock
marked with shell holes th9t were lit
erally rim to rim. There were clusters
of farm houses which were mere heaps
of stone. The whole region was a scene
of unutterable desolation. The roads
were eut up and there were smashed .
trucks and gun carriages in the ditches.
Lying in the mud wore dead horses,
their legs sticking tip at grotesque -gles.
A thousand and one different
kinds of war materials were lying
where they had been abandoned.
Villages Shattered
Wo looked down on three villages
which were almost unbelievably shat
tered. Not a living thing was visible
in them. Close by the lines was a forty
acre wood. Every limb was stnppca
from the trees and the trunks-were
mangled. The whole landscape wsvs
criss-crossed with freshly made zig
zag trenches. We saw two deserted
German strong points on a hill. They,
were circular affairs, ringed with many
lines of barbed wire and with sunken
concrete pill boxes in jthe center. The
entire field was churned up with nnoU
holes, while lines of wire were svnneli-
ed fiat.
Turning back from the lines, we cir
cled over Verdun. The streets were
alive with activity. But the only bit
Ht color in the famous ruined French
eity was a Tri color on the spire of
tho cathedral. ,
From Verdun we climbed to an alti
tude of 20OO feet. Ag w made our
way back to the hangar we saw doz
ens of tiny, winding ribbons of road
filled with lines of motor trucks car
rying up" supplies to the dormant war
Only the "made in Germany" brand of socialism
would accept Hindenburg into full fellowship would make
hint guardian of its destinies..
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