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specific direction is refused and it should become necessary

Preach and practice the gospel of the clean plate." to requisition such parcels on behalf of the Government. The Food Law authorizes such requisitioning.

Housekeepers should help the stores to cut down deliveries.

Use local supplies; this saves railroad transportation. It was also stated that wherever evidence supports suspicion

With the Federal Food Administratiosi's approval, various that any withholding of food, on which may depend the outcome States and cities have instituted special systems for food saving. of the war, is due to disloyalty or profiteering, prompt action

That of New York-an admirable plan-is called the Hobor will be taken. Evidence

obtained will be forwarded to Washing System. Its adherents are furnished with the Federal Food ton, where steps will be taken as the individual cases warrant. Administration's Home Card, to be hung in the kitchen, While

me no general order requisiticning wheat has been sent Printed on the card are directions for wheatless and meatless but by the Food Administration, it has instructed the various days and also such statements as those above quoted. The State Food Administrators to appeal to farmers in the Middle adherents sign the following: and Southern States to market their residue of wheat after seed requirements by May 1, and in the extreme Northern States by May 15. This is in order to provide for the continuous

Pledge Card shipment of wheat to our allies. We are much behind in our NEW YORK'S HONOR SYSTEM FOR FOOD SAVING BY VOLUNTARY RATIOXISG programme of cereal export to them.

With this condition confronting us, the Food Administration I promise the United States Food Administration annori nced on March 29 that as a military measure it would to ration my household according to the regularequest private homes to reduce wheat consumption to 142 tions set forth in the RATION CARD. pounds per person per week. There is no reason why we cannot subsist perfectly wer! on less than 1% pounds a week of wheat products. In all public eating-places the Food Administration will also rigidly enforce wheatless days (Mondays and Wednesdays); in addition, no person may be served at any one meal

PLEASE MAIL THIS CARD, WITHOUT STAMP, PROMPTLY with an aggregate of breadstuffs, macaroni, crackers, pastry, pie, cakes, or wheat breakfast cereals containing a total of more Finally they sign the following: than two ounces of wheat flour: Of course every intelligent

RATION C person will respond to these necessary measures. Mr. Hoover

Weekly Allowance

FISH has already received the personal assurance of several hundred

Oysters and sea food, all kinds.

As much as necessary hotel-keepers of their loyal adherence.

POULTRY AND GAME.

As much as necessary This means another increase in the use of substitutes for

MEAT wheat. Fortunately, there are many, and one in particular

Beef (fresh, salted, tinned, and hashed). to which the Food Administration draws special attention Mutton, Lamb and Veal (Mutton by preference). potatoes. With improved transportation conditions the surplus Pork (the weekly allowance of pork per person should not

exceed half a pound)... of potatoes is now available. The object of their use is twofold :

2% lbs. gross weight

BUTTER. to save food for the Allies and to save the potatoes from going

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COOKING AND KITCHEN FATS to waste. If the surplus potatoes of last year's crop are not used

Margarine, lard substitutes, such as corn, cottonseed, peanut during the next fortnight, they will likely be counted as food

and olive oils...

Only as much as necessary loss. And just now, we may remember, every bit of food in the

(We are also shipping these abroad.) world is needed.

WHEAT FLOUR

For use in cooking, such as gravies and sauces. Use as far as
possible corn starch, cracker dust, and bread crumbs)..

* lb. FOOD RATIONING

(Remember that macaroni is made from Wheat Flour.)

WAR BREAD The beauty of the Food Administration's course is that

Made according to regulations of Food Administration ; i.e., must there has been so little of the “ You must ” about it and so

contain at least 20% per unit of a substitute for wheat flour, 3 lbs. much of the “Will you ?” That is the secret of its success. of bread require 24 lbs. of wheat flour..

3 lbs. Qccasionally we hear of the arrest of some ignorant restaurant SUGAR keeper, and now we have a warning to disloyal farmers. But a Including table use and in cooking, including candies and sweet

meats (not the sugar used for canning and preserving)..

X 1b. small display of force goes a great way. And the large display

NON-WHEAT CEREALS of politeness goes further.

Corn meal, oatmeal, rice, hominy, barley, and rye...... As much as desired Another reason for success is the broad-gauge character and

VEGETABLES AND FRUITS reasonableness of the Food Administration's statements and

Fresh and dried.

. As much as desired exhortations. For instance:

MILK..

As much as necessary We do not need to starve our own people. We have plenty for (Children must have full allowance.) ourselves, and it is the firm policy of the Food Administration CREAM..

Only as juuch as necessary to retain for our people, by its control of exports, a sufficient CHEESE.

. As much as desired supply of every essential foodstuff. We want nobody in our

I promise the United States Food Administration to ration my household country to eat less than is necessary for good health and full

according to the regulations set forth in this card. strength, for America needs the full productive power of all its

Signature-
people. Much of the needed saving can be effected by substi-
tuting one kind of food for another. But the time has come to
put aside all selfishness and disloyalty.

DELAYS IN THE MAILS
The Allies need wheat and meat and fats and sugar. They

For some weeks past we have been calling attention, must have more of all of these than we have been sending, more

through a brief notice on the first page of The Outlook, to the than we shall be able to send unless we restrict our own consumption. We can do it without harm, for, as a Nation, we are

fact that delays in the mails, both in New York City and on to-day eating and wasting much more food than we need.

the railways, were responsible for the late delivery of The The whole great problem of winning the war rests primarily Outlook to many of our subscribers, although we were doing on one thing : the loyalty and sacrifice of the American people everything in our power to facilitate the mailing. Our readers in the matter of food. It is not a Government responsibility, it may be interested in knowing some facts regarding the serious is the responsibility of each individual.

delays to which the publishers are subjected even before they Loyalty in little things is the foundation of the National

are able to deposit subscribers' copies in the post-office and get strength. Disloyalty in little things gires aid to the enemy.

them started on the way to their destination, whether it be New Do not limit the food of growing children. Eat sufficient food to maintain bealth ; the Nation needs strong

York City or California.

On Monday, March 18, a truck loaded with 186 bagy conpeople.

Co-operate with your local and Federal Food Administrators. taining copies of The Outlook left our bindery at twenty minTake their advice.

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"I come to ask if we can all be interned in one of the enemy camps ?”?

* Where are you going so fast, old man ?"? But you are not German, are you, madam ?"

Hurrying to get my place on the bread line. I'm all in a sweat !"
Oh, no, we're English right enongh. But I should like my children to get a "That's all right; we are told we must win our bread by the sweat of our
few square meat meals !"

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Pennsylvania Terminal Station. It takes only one-half hour for thought that, with all its evils, it would increase production, the truck to reach the Pennsylvania Station after leaving the and we must have increased production to win the war. bindery. The congestion of mail matter was so great that the

If the Gore Bill should become law, however, its opponents truck was obliged to remain in line with many other trucks say that there will be an increase in the price of flour of no similarly loaded with mail all of Monday night, and it was not less than $3 a barrel, which would mean a jump of twenty-five until five minutes before noon on Tuesday that it was possible per cent in bread prices. These critics ask: Should the bread to have our mail weighed and unloaded. We took the matter consumers-that is to say, all our people, as distinguished from up with the New York Postmaster, and in due course received the farmer class, representing fifteen per cent of the population a report from him which was substantially as follows: He stated -be forced to pay a fourth more for bread ? that a careful investigation indicates that on account of the The papers report that, should the House of Representatives failure of the railway company to furnish sufficient cars to handle the matter as rapidly as it was received a blockade

concur in the Senate vote, the President will veto the legisla

tion. Doubtless the first and principal reason why Mr. Wilson occurred in the publishers' wagons arriving at the Pennsylvania may oppose the Gore Bill is because, as a matter of principle, Terminal Station and resulted in a condition which it was not he wants to consider the consumers first, among whom

are to be possible for his office to overcome. All second-class mail matter counted the great industrial classes of the cities, and the is weighed upon its arrival at the post-office in order to ascertain

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ducers second. In addition, Mr. Wilson may be moved by the the amount of postage that shall be charged to the publisher. rumors that some farmers are hoarding wheat in the hope of According to Postmaster Patten, the shortage of cars resulted obtaining a still higher price. in extreme congestion in the receiving department of the postoffice, so that the incoming trucks were held up in line for hours until mail already accumulated could reach the trains.

A GENEROUS GIVER The above incident was in connection with the mailing of our

In these days when many people are finding it a trying issue of March 20. On Thursday, March 21, a truck loaded

self-sacrifice to pay their income tax, to subscribe to Liberty with bags containing copies of the March 27 issue left our

bonds, to help the Red Cross, to aid in the Y. M. C. A. drive bindery at 3 P.M., and succeeded in making delivery to the post

to contribute to the Knights of Columbus, and have anything office at 9:30 P.M., after a lapse of six hours and thirty min

left to give in support of the organized efforts to alleviate sufutes. Another truck leaving at 7 P.M. was less fortunate, and fering in France and Belgium, we should like to tell a little delivery was not accomplished until 2:20 A.M., March 22. On

story that has come within the horizon of our own experience. March 23 another lot was started from the bindery at 1:30 P.M.

During the last twenty-six months we have received from an and delivered at the post-office at 10:15 P.M., a lapse of nearly employee of the Cleveland Post-Office twenty-six separate connine hours. It required fourteen trips between the bindery and

tributions, amounting in all to over seventy-five dollars. In each the post-office to complete the mailing of the March 27 issue.

of his letters to us is inclosed three dollars, and in each one we Each one of these fourteen trucks was obliged to stand in line

are instructed to transmit one dollar to the American Ambuanywhere from three to nine hours, so that the amount of time

lance in France, one dollar to the Serbian Relief Fund, and one lost amounted in the aggregate to a little over sixty-six hours,

dollar to the Fatherless Children of France. Here is one of his only six hours short of three entire days. May we not, there

recent letters: fore, ask the indulgence of our readers under these trying con

Gentlemen : ditions, which we are powerless to overcome, if their copy of

Please transmit the little amount I inclose to the following:
The Outlook is sometimes late in its arrival ?

$1.00 to the American Ambulance in France.
$1.00 to Fatherless Children of France.
$1.00 to the Serbian Relief Fund.

As I am only a poor workman I am doing the best I am able
THE GORE BILL

to, and I regret every time I address you that I am unable to A Montana farmer writes to us :

give more

-much more.

Very respectfully yours, (Signed) C. Z., Senator Gore's bill to make the price of wheat at the farmers'

Cleveland, Ohio. market is the fairest proposition I have yet seen. The farmers P. S.—I love to read, but am unable to subscribe to magazines did their best to increase their fall wheat acreage with the mini

and must deny myself other pleasures and necessities. But I am mum price of $2. But ... our President steps in and shatters

doing my little bit to defeat the German pirates and murderers, our hope of a price that would cover the cost of production. Our

and will remain in the ranks as long as I am able to work. crops were bad enough. Few in this section were better than

In another letter our correspondent says, in response to our mine. Most were poorer, and hundreds of acres were not cut at all. . . . Must the farmers be made to sacrifice all they have by

information that we were transmitting his contributions to the limiting their prices while others grow rich?

proper societies : “I thank

you

heart for your vind

services and if I was religiously inclined would say "God bless In the present war there is special need of three products :

you.'." If he were religiously inclined! What he has been doing coal, food, iron. To increase the production of the most needed is evidence of religion. food-wheat-the Government made a price last year of $2.20, In reply to a letter of appreciation from us, he wrote another and has done the same this year; this year's price being a com letter as follows: promise between $2, at which figure, according to last year's

Your very kind and generous letter of the twentieth instant forecast, the price was to be in 1918, and $2.50, as desired by

was received yesterday as I came home from work. I thought it many farmers. Senator Gore's bill, which has passed the Senate, was the usual acknowledgment of my little donation, but the would guarantee farmers a minimum price of $2.50.

contents proved a most pleasant and unexpected surprise. It cer, In its ultimate analysis, the whole question is, of course, tainly was one ray of bright sunshine so rare in my life, and

what wonder that before I got through reading my eyes were whether price-fixing is wise or unwise. If wise, then those who

moist. If I could only grasp your hand and press it to my heart. administer the law have to work out some kind of economic

I thank you from the fullness of my heart, for reading is about scheme by which production will be increased and yet the con

the only pleasure I have; but the little I am able to do for the sumer kept quiet. The Food Administration and the Depart

deserving sufferers should not expect reward, for that is the only ment of Agriculture have supposed that they had worked out

religion I have. such a scheme. If price-fixing is unwise, we would then return

A friend of The Outlook, a Cleveland banker, writes to us: to the natural ebb and flow of the laws of supply and demand.

I know the circumstances surrounding this Mr. Z. When the There is no question about the fact that there has been con

war first broke out, he came in and stated that he wanted to help siderable injustice to farmers in the working out of a price

and bought a hundred-dollar Anglo-French Bond, when I knew fixing policy for the whole country, because the raising of wheat he could not afford to buy an overcoat. I even remonstrated with in one section costs more than it does in another section. If the him to the effect that it was not his duty to buy those bonds, but

he insisted that he must do his bit. I understand he has since Senators really thought that this was reason enough for aban

then been sending a stipulated sum for relief. doning price-fixing and returning to the laws of natural supply and demand, they could have voted to suspend executive action. This contributor bears a foreign name. We have not asked But they did not. They voted to increase the price because they him about it, but we think it may be Polish, Bohemian, or a

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THE PEOPLE'S WAR because we feel sure that he is acting upon the principle of not letting his right hand know what his left hand doeth. But his At the front the men of the Allied armies have no illusion self-sacrificing generosity is an example to every loyal American. about the strength of Germany, but they have no thought for

any end but victory.

This is a people's war, not merely a war of armies ; we are THE UNITED ALLIES

all of us in the fight as a part of the indispensable reserves, and

we have got to think, and talk, and act just as we would if we VROM the beginning of the war the Central Powers have were at the front ourselves.

fought as a unit under a single General Staff, and with a The soldier who talks about a drawn battle is not fit to fight. unified and homogeneous plan of campaign. They could do

Neither is a citizen. this because Germany could impose her will on Austria, Turkey,

This German drive, of which we are seeing the beginning, and Bulgaria, and those countries were glad enough to submit makes weaklings quiver. It makes strong men exultant. It is a themselves to the superior knowledge and training of Germany. sign of strength in this country that this German drive is waking The Allies, however, although working in sympathy and co

Americans up operation, have not fought as a unit. England, France, and Italy To win victory this country must unite solidly its force, its have had each its General Staff, its Commander-in-Chief, and skill, and its wisdom. Neither political partisanship nor personal sometimes each its plan of campaign. For months the military partisanship must block the effort. In this the President must leaders of England and France, perhaps, too, of Italy, have felt that this division was a weakness. But a thorough military union

To lead, the President must place ability, fitness, and patriothas been hard to bring about. It required submission to author ism above adherence to his party and his person. When he put ity and a yielding of personal prestige--two of the most disagree. General Wood, an admittedly great military leader, into an aðle sacrifices that a nation can be called upon to make. Indeed, inferior position because of General Wood's early advocacy of nations make such a sacrifice only in order to save their lives that preparedness which the President now knows was eminently or their liberties. That is what has happened on the western

desirable, and when recently he refrained from calling upon front. England and France have found that in order to save General Wood upon his return from France to report to him their very existence they must unite under one General Staff personally at the first possible moment, the President failed in and one Commander-in-Chief. The War Council at Versailles is leadership. When, on the other hand, he sent Senator Root, a the General Staff, and General Foch, the greatest strategist in political opponent, to Russia, the President moved in the right France, is the Commander-in-Chief or Generalissimo.

direction. The question is often asked why this has not been done In England, no sooner had the war broken out than the politibefore. The answer is found in a phase of human psychology cal leaders--Liberal, Conservative, Unionist, Home Rule, and displayed in the commonest relations of life and recorded in Ulster - threw party politics to the winds. Parties still existed, history running as far back as the very origins of civilization. different war policies were advocated, but partisanship in war Vigorous characters are reluctant to give up their authority. matters was abandoned. Perhaps we cannot have a coalition How many quarrels and breakdowns in family life, business Cabinet here; but we can at least have from the President due life, church lífe, club life, and political life are due to this very recognition of the fact that earnest and able men of the other human disinclination to yield on a question of personal prestige party like Senator Lodge, to take only one instance, men who or authority! It requires bigness of character to make such are heart and soul for the vigorous prosecution of the war, are submission for the common good, and Great Britain has again not his personal enemies, and that to point out what steps taken shown her bigness in loyally accepting the authority of a French are wrong is helpful to the country's cause and an act of Commander-in-Chief. General Pershing's offer of all our Amer patriotism. To suggest remedies for existing failures is not ican troops to the French command is a similar testimony to hostility. It was not disloyalty to President McKinley to America's determination to fight in big, generous, efficient man bring to light the "embalmed beef” scandal ; it is not hostility fashion.

to President Wilson to point out that the Committee on Public This lesson of war unity was plainly taught in 1861-65 in Information has made false statements about airplanes. our own Civil War. The South at the very outset chose her Mr. Roosevelt never spoke a truer word than when in his Commander-in-Chief and obeyed him, and during the first two speech in Maine the other day he declared : years she was victorious. The North, however, was torn by dis This is the people's war. It is not the President's war. It is sensions and quarrels of personal prestige. General after gen not Congress's war. It is the war of the people of the United eral was tried and found wanting. The

epistolary literature of

States for the honor and welfare of America and of mankind.

It is the bounden duty of the Republican party to support every the war is full of complaints of officers who chafed under the authority of their superiors.

public servant, from the President down, in so far as he does good

and efficient work in waging the war or helping wage the war, But finally, in the spring of 1864, after the war had dragged

and to oppose him exactly to the extent of his failure to do such on its weary length for three years, Grant was made Lieutenant

for our loyalty is to the people of the United States and General, Commander-in-Chief, Generalissimo, and victories were to every public servant in exact accordance with the way in which won. General Sherman said that "it was not until after both he serves the public. Gettysburg and Vicksburg [both fought in the summer of 1863]

The right view of this matter is admirably expressed in an that the war professionally began.” And the following interest

article by Professor George T. Ladd in the New York Times ing passage from Rhodes's recently published one-volume his

when he says: tory of the Civil War throws an interesting light on the crisis

Let the red tape be cut ; let partisanship be banished. at the western front:

We must demand of our President and of our Government in all Shortly before he [General Grant] began his May cam departments and operations bearing on this war the highest pospaign Richard H. Dana saw him in Willard's Hotel, Washing sible efficiency, utterly regardless of personal preferences, parti.. ton, and described him as a short, round-shouldered man in a san considerations, the necessity of humiliating confessions of very tarnished major-general's uniform;'_ ' nothing marked in inistakes in the past, and the sacrifice of even a reasonable pride his appearance' – an ordinary, scrubby-looking man, with a in past achievements, if these are to be employed in any manner slightly seedy look.' Dara expressed his astonishment to see or degree to cover up or atone for past deficiencies and mistakes. him talking and smoking in the lower entry of Willard's, in What Mr. Roosevelt and Professor Ladd say applies to that crowd, in such times, the Generalissimo of our armies, on Democrats and Republicans alike. Blind partisanship is unpatriwhom the destiny of the empire seemed to hang. But,' he went otic. It is as un patriotic to try to stifle criticism that will help on, ‘his face looks firm and hard, and his eye is clear and reso to correct errors in the prosecution of the war as it is to indulge lute, and he is certainly natural and clear of all appearance of in criticism that merely impedes. self-consciousness.' Impressed with Grant's supremacy and his At a football game the spectators are in no doubt as to the hold on the country, he broke out, 'How war, how all great heartiness of the support of the team on the part of those who «rises, bring us to the oneman power!”

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ball across? What's the matter with you! Buck up!" And weakness. Weakness irritated him, and evoked resentment

, sometimes the moment comes when the supporters of the team He couldn't forgive weakness. The power to crucify was the in the earnestness of their support even shout, “ Take him out !" supreme power

in Pilate's eyes. That, as Dr. Powell, speaking on his tours under State Coun We can see that Pilate's Kultur was not perfected. His educils of National Defense (which he describes elsewhere in this cation was unfinished. It had never dawned on him that the issue), has pointed out, is what Americans must keep saying to greatest power in the universe is not the power to crucify, but their Government. And the Government can surely be in no the

power

to be crucified. doubt that those who are shouting to it to speed up are the Pilate was a Prussian. most earnest supporters of the country's cause.

The war lord with his millions of trained fighters, his mam The enemies at home are not those who are showing the defects moth mortars, his biggest of all big guns, his unlimited stores or urging haste, but are those who are talking about peace by of munitions, his fame-throwers, his murderous gases, his negotiations, or about a stalemate, or about the British and Zeppelins and his submarines, his perfected panoply of destrup . French doing it all, or are harping on vain regrets, or are say tion, says to Albert of Belgium : “Art thou a king?" ing“ Perhaps.” There is no room in this free country for men Oh, the scorn of it! How can a man be “king without the or women who by their talk are robbing the people of their will

power to crucify? to win and keep their freedom.

We are just beginning to appreciate the Prussian. The This is a people's war. It may take years, it may exact from world's Calvary is exposing the Prussian. The Prussian has a us a terrible price for our past negligence; but it is going to God and a religion and a philosophy. But until the world came end in the defeat of Germany.

to the “place of a skull” it vainly assumed that “God” and Whatever is in store for us during this German offensive, "goodness” and “truth” meant the same in all languages and we must keep our heads as steady as the British keep theirs to all peoples -

-even to the Prussian, and our hearts as high as French hearts.

But now we remember that the Passion Play was not a We are freemen, fighting for liberty. We are not blind men Prussian product. Now we learn, in the revealing light of the to be guided, but freemen to be led. We want leadership, and world war, that “ truth and “goodness are to the Prussian whatever leadership will bring us to victory we will follow. simply terms which are synonymous with physical comfort and

convenience. To the Prussian truth and goodness rest for their of authority upon the power to “ crucify." Their content rests on

LOE IN HOC SIGNO VINCES

physical force. They mean what military power makes them mean.

They are not spiritual verities, as with the rest of the world. On Palm Sunday, March 24, the Rev. S. De Lancey

There are no “spiritual” beings in Prussian thought. Townsend, D.D., rector of the Protestant Episcopal Church “God” is but a term to typify national purpose, national char of All Angels, New York City, preached a sermon which, acter, national genius. The Prussian God has never ceased to the we think, must answer the perplexity of many men and women

be from barbaric days the God with the hammer-Thor-the

olid of faith who are wondering what the horrors of the great com terrible destroyer. The war lord never once refers to God TT bat on the western front really mean.

revealed in Jesus Christ. To the war lord, as to Pilate, Jesus is pharma We reprint a large part of this sermon here in place of an but a poor fanatic, an idealist, doomed to inevitable defeat and editorial article because it is what we also would say to those

destruction in a world of materialism. of our non-combatant readers who are often oppressed by the Prussia has been worshiping a God who could delight in cruterrible vicarious sacrifice which is being made for us on the

cified Canadians, ravished women, and murdered infants

. We battle-lines :

didn't know it until the world came to the “ place of a skul.” Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? wells, the dissemination of disease germs in neutral countries,

Prussia worshiped a God who could approve the poisoning of knovest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and power the infection and the return of infected prisoners. to release thee!"-John xix. 10.

Prussia worshiped a God who could bless the utter disregard * No man taketh it [my life), from me, but I lay it down of of treaties and the plighted word. Prussia asks, with Pilate

, myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take " What is truth?” Prussia says, with Pilate, "Truth is deter it again.John X. 18.

mined by the power to crucify. " This is your hour, and the power of darkness.Luke That is the basis of Prussian power. It looks upon men and đại, 53.

women as mere animals, whose highest satisfactions are met by The power of evil casts its shadow upon our path. Now is warm clothing, comfortable housing, clean streets, plenty of his hour and the power of darkness. In other years we may food, plenty of parks and music, plenty of pensions for unemhave asked questions concerning the experience of Jesus. ployed and sick and aged. As long as the people have these

To-day we are interrogating our own experience. The ascen they will be docile ; animals will rebel from bodily hunger, but
dency of evil baffles us because we have put our trust in the not for freedom, not for truth.
good, and the fate of goodness perplexes us. Some are asking, But the All Highest Hun reveals himself when his Lucifer
* What is truth?" "What is goodness?" .

Ludendorff declares: “We have three hundred thousand men
Pilate is puzzled and perplexed.

whom we are willing to throw away in an offensive for such and Pilate was a product of a military Kultur,

such a position.” I call him “Lucifer” because he lets in Pilate was widely experienced in human beings of various light for even the dulled optics of the German masses

, we are her countries and tongues and religions.

will presently be moved to inquire of him (after they first But this man puzzled him.

inquire of themselves), “ Who gave these men to you to use a * Art thou a king ?” he asked.

mere cannon fodder for your personal purposes ? How is it that als ter Pilate knew kings" and thought he understood "

it is always we who must be slaughtered, while the shadow He was vaguely conscious that this maltreated prisoner before

death never comes nigh you or your sons ? After all, are we trot him was possessed of power—a strange, mysterious sort of in- paying rather a high price for clean streets, comfortable house

. fluence--and a personal poise characteristic of men of power. warm clothes, and six meals a day, with pensions for siekuen He seemed to hope that in some fashion this person would

and old age? If we are slaughtered for your holiday, what salexercise his mysterious power to extricate himself from his isfaction do these privileges provide ?" present peril. Î'ime and time again he besought his prisoner

Some one says: “ War is not hell so much to do something that would relieve Pilate from an unwelcome

for the display of pre-existing hell in human souls which was responsibility; and at last he seems to come to the conclusion matured before the conflict began." Calvary shows

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barmless fanatie--a victim of a delusion.

So to-day men and women and nations are being revealed by
Therefore the ruthless Roman finally feels that he can safely the light from the cross. Prussia and the pacifists are photo
yield the foolish man to the fury of the mob.
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