“The Sultan of Turkey has graciously conferred on the German Kaiser the diamond star of the Iftichar Order, Turkey’s highest war decoration, and the Kaiser has decorated the Sultan with the star and chain of the Hohenzollern Order with diamonds. The honors are even-the hero of the Belgian and Lustania murders honors and is honored by the hero of Armenian massacres. No one will question the deserving of the honors or the respective fitness of the mutual donors and recipienta. But to the intelligence and conscience of the world a Liberty Loan button, showing that an American citizen has done his or her part in support of our government, is a vastly more honorable decoration than the diamond orders of the Sultan and the Kaiser. It signifies only a simple patriotic duty done; but the diamond orders stand for colossal infamy and murder.