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THE SUNDAY BEE; OMAHA. AUGUST 27. 1922.
The Sunday Bee
MORNING EVENING SUNDAY
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of I til. Tka nat avtrag Sunday alraulatloa ol Tha
Omaha Bao fur July, 1921, waa 14,112, gain af 11.14
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kg r.g otkar dally or Sunday Omaha newapaper.
AT GRAND ISLAND.
The Nonpartiaan league convention met at Grand
Island Friday with a committee repreicnting the
"ProKreiiive" party. The league and the 'TroKre
ive" party were unable to agree on policy for the
coming election. The meeting resulted in endorae
f ment of three republican and seven democratic candi
dates, and the "bolting" of the convention by the
committee of the Progressive party.
The Nonpartisan league endorsed republicans,
Howell for senate, Randall for railroad commissioner,
and Swanson for land commissioner, and democrats,
Bryan for governor, Tool for secretary of state,
Shumway for auditor, McDonald for attorney gen
eral, Howard for congress in the Third district, Cum
mins for congress in the Fourth district, and Heal
for congress in the Sixth district. The "Progres
siva" purty in withdrawing announced Henry Paw
menter for governor, and announced its intention of
nominating a candidate for senator upon the with
drawal of Arthur Wray.
It would seem that the action taken by the Non
partisan league manifested a sincere desire to be
"nonpartisan," and that the action of the "Progres
sive" party evidenced a sincere desire to maintain the
party organization and party solidarity of the "Pro
gressive" party. To its leaders this seemed more de
sirable than the election of candidates of their choice,
atnd more desirable than the election of the candi
dates endorsed by the Nonpartisan league.
In endorsing candidates from both the democratic
and republican tickets the Nonpartisan league asked
no favors and demanded no commitments from these
candidates. It endorsed Howell, Swanson and Ran
dall of the republican ticket, for instance, with full
realization thBt these men were good republicans run
ning on a platform of the republican party as adopted
recently at Lincoln. It is not clear how these men
could if they wished to decline endorsement of the
Nonpartisan league or any other organization of the
voters of Nebraska singly or in groups who are by
such endorsement merely exercising one of the rights
of American citizenship.
Had the Nonpartisan league demanded endorse
ment of their platform from either democratic or re
publican candidates, or required of them commit
ments inconsistent with their commitments to their
own respective party or its platform, a situation em
barrassing to the candidate and perplexing to the
voters miht have been created. As it is no such em
Republican end democratic voters will naturally
await with Interest the statements of their respective
candidates with regard to the action at Grand Island.
Republican candidates should take a clear and un
equivocal stand as to their running on the platform of
the republican party. On the other hand no statement
other than that of appreciation for the endorsement
at Grand Island is necessary from republican candi
dates any more than should be forthcoming following
the endorsement of those candidates by any other citi
zen or group of citizens of Nebraska.
CLEARING LITERARY POOLS.
A New York man who spends his working time
examining books and manuscripts to see that they
do not transcend the law gives as his opinion the
comforting statement that the day of the merely
salacious in literature is fast passing. Similar tes
timony is added by a theater manager, whose pro
ductions in the past have not always been the type
he now champions. Each of these judges ascribe the
vogue of the meretricious or pornographic to idle
curiosity rather than to a breaking down of the
Much has been said against the public censor, and
with good, reason. American notions generally re
volt against the thought of having either books or
plays passed upon by a functionary, no matter by
whom clothed with authority. However, it is not
merely puritanism that protests 'when confronted
by the suggestive or the vulgar. Cultivated minds
instinctively trek the clean, and it is a worthy tribute
to the nation that the most popular and sueceufu!
of books or plays are also the cleanest,
Something of the (antral laxity that has marked
the last fw yar, whan all sorts of conventions ware
tlat-ktntd and many broken down, was saistd upon by
the unvrunulotii or adventurous, and the moodi of the
public was turned to preftt through books that da
served ta be called "rotten," or plays of a like char,
acter. And bow the ptle are weary of this; thay
found little tne of M'.Ufautivn in tha shotk (
forde J Yy ndy on the . by filth in lar-suae.
tii matter how tUfant the one ar beaut. ful tha ether.
We era t'pKitvatd in all matter., but aa a nation,
reirrve a. ma thn- ir tha camera. Therefore,
tha prd from tha Nw York utfcr. that lile'ary
tore are let and ba n tut'te I by tha finl
of the impure u tomfortm.
FIRST AID TO PAN CWTUV
tka Seen Jer "le finit'' Mew p, with
Ka re. iut,nf r rh tut mt have V ff.tej,
tt t'h 'rt af twM-t'd in(f?(tie tul, 1 ka a
Jene4 fro.fa kaf tat Ihe ol f lh (Hiatal
Kara ti et held U'.l at N a it
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4 114,-A, aatt h a MA la amema!. eM fj aa
.ilT acferl tKe ae!.raie af tha l-.a't a
ptaftf the (a. I. ivlp4 hl ra (A tetaM fvt
many, many yean, carrying it eq according te his
i rulei, and doing fairly well. Whew mere mor
Uls let up to interfere or direct the operation! of
his match factory, they generally make a mesa of it
t It like rain making, the fourth dimension, and the
secret of levitation, easy for those who know how,
but a trifle beyond the grasp of the ordinary mor
tal's understanding. Whether the New Jersey court
become a permanent institution, or whether It goal
to the discard, the grand old Inr .ltution of marriage
will remain as it has been from the beginning, a
rase of mating between parties willing to contract In
HEAT OF THE GREAT STARS.
A seemingly impossible feat has been ae
complinhed by astronomers at Mount Wilson ob
servatory. Dr. C. C. Abbott and Dr. L. C. Aldrkh
announce they have measured the heat of three
great stars, Aldfbaran, Capella And Betelguese. It
doe not matter what degree of temperature they
assign to these great lights of the firmament, for
the announced figure, 10,000 degrees Centigrade, is
beyond buman understanding, save as it can be com
pared to the 100 degreei Centigrade assigned for
boiling water, or the melting point of iron, which ii
between 1,400 and 1,600 Centigrade.
What is interesting, and to some degree compre
hensible, is the method by which the result was ob
tained. Light from these three great stars tell the
tory. Experiments and tests carried over A long
time And measured with the most minute exactness
have given A knowledge of the properties of light
which permits the calculation of the degree of heat
In the body which emits the light. Dissolving the
light from the stars by means of a spectroscope
And calculating the inteiity of certain rays af
fords the basis for determining the temperature of
Such statements bewilder finite minds, but they
properly serve to increase human awe for the In
finite Mind. Certainty that the natural laws, which
are the manifestation of the Omnipotent Will of
God, are operative and effective throughout the en
tire universe, no matter how extensive it may be,
helps to fix in human minds the Immensity of God
in His omnipresence as well as in His omniscience.
Not a sparrow falls without His knowledge, not a
world swings but He guides it.
"What is mnn, that Thou art mindful of him?"
queried the Psalmist, as he stood under the midnight
sky and viewed the splendor of the stars in the
heaveni. "The heavens declare the glory of God,"
he went on, and as they did then, so do they now.
One needs not to be deeply versed in science to
njoy the magnificence of the sky, day by day or
ight by night, but the more one knows of the won
ders of creation, as revealed by astronomy and its
allied sciences, the more glorious his conception of
the Creator who made the earth and all that in it
is, and the myriads on myriads of worlds that move
in majestic harmony agreeable to His eternal de
sign. "Uay unto day uttcreth speech, and night
unto night sheweth knowledge."
ART AND A COMMERCIAL AGE.
A young Russian sculptor stood under a statue
in the Chicago gallery one day last week, declaimed
his discouragement because his work had not brought
means to sustain life, and blew his brains out. From
Paris comes word that painters and sculptors alike
are finding customers few and far between. Gen
erally there seems to be a depression in the market
for the. products of the artist.
Yet the men of genius are occupied; they have
commissions for all or more than they can accom
plish. Communities are patronizing them, the mu
nificence of private wealth finds some outlet in pur
chase of paintings or sculptured groups for domestic
adornment or the decoration of public places, and it
Is hardly possible that taste has deterorated or that
the-art sense of the people has been dulled by the
war and its sequel.
What has happened, more likely, Is that a num
ber of individuals have felt the call of the muse who
might with more real success have held to a more
prosaic but quite as useful pursuit. Seldom does
the true artist give thought to other than expression
of the vision that urges him on. It is a melancholy
truth that genius has starved in all times, not always
because of lack of appreciation, usually because the
creative faculty excludes the acquisitive.
Then, too, some have adopted an avocation that
sufficed to keep the pot boiling until recognition
came. If that was long upon the way, and often
such is the case, they bequeathed to posterity works'
that yet please, and go on sale at figures beyond the
artist's wildest dreams. The man who surrenders
in self-sought death perhaps passes effective judg
ment upon his own case, but, he added nothing to
the real solution of the problem faced by art in a
confessedly commercial age.
NO VAY TO HELP A SICK WIFE.
Somehow it is not easy to work up sympathy for
the man who had $50 and a sick wife, and sought by
gambling to secure funds to pay for her treatment
at a hospital. He either had a profound reliance on
his skill or an enfolding trust in the goddess of for-
tune to venture his capital after the fashion he did.
As it was, the inevitable happened. He lost and is
seeking to recover from the winner.
Several morals may be written from this, but the
most obvioui one is not to depend on the proceeds
of gambling to provide necessary treatment for a
sick wife. Fifty dollars will go far toward establish
ing any man'i credit for the relief of an afflicted de
pendent. Furthermore it ii something of a itay and
support to one who is out of a Job.
ScolJipg this unfortunate, who hat made A leriom
mistake And realises the fact, will not remedy the
situation. Hia case la cited, in a luggtstlve way, at
a warning to others who might be tempted as he was.
Batting your last cent on another man'i game is no
way to help a sick wife.
Thoe escaped South DakotiTconvicts made a la
rious Munier when they headed fcr the B!ack Hills.
Riilent of lh country m la a name long ago for
handling "bad" mart.
NtraU' rUiiert soldiers conclude ! A irenuue
f .rtnuht in tamp in ecellnt condition, Theie
youcf mm derve rradit fr their devotion
Tha nty law that will dig coal er repaii retling
U. h it lhat Uil dn m Muhw, sil, 34 39.
lr.iaj tha UH lakei Bay fhme euree.
i th rt teudee an.' ant ae Me,
let 'em fUM A Aft', but )e the OaUh (em
It la I'm 'tl l eua I mSt tu'e i.t.m f
On Secvtui Thought
Be tlOMA s
Te V.a .. h 4 trual.ia w t"a ta at ae
nab. tufa v ia ili.
From State and Nation
Edilorxah from other ne nupapen
I on ft Cause of
ItaniUnf Xarrkxl InatriMtore.
Pram Ike Ma T'k Wall.
News that Northwoalerw unlver
ally will not employ married In.
atrurtors unlraa they have Im1epnit
mt manna brlnae tie tin with a jolt
Moat amployera prefer married man
In alnila terauao, Witt) tha Incentive
nf Increaaad ronalllliy, they are
eupptieeM to do their Jobs let!r.
At the Weatern unlverelty, however,
It haa been found that married In-
alruilnre are leea emVlent for lha
reaeon that Ihrlr pay la an email aa
to tie the rauaa fit their trottlne; Into
debt, wllh all the attendant wur
Iean Kllck Inter, who mada Ihla
explanation, eeema hlmerlf only to
ba tha exception that proves tha
rule, Ha went to Nnrthweetrrn a
an Inelrurtor In t AOS. already mar
rled. and received the aalary of MflO
year. No doubt ha fee la that If
hie aalary had been mora ha would
hava prone further by now even than
ho haa anna.
Many men who have mada their
way In tha nualneaa world to very
treat heights married on very amall
eilarlee emaller than thoea prevail
Int for Inatrurtnra at Northweatern.
Hut they had not to enpa with either
tha rnat or the manner of living In
a collate town.
Plain llvlnar and tilth thtnklnt era
not alwaye the only accepted etand
nrd of surceaa In our renter of
hither education. Too often aoclal
opportunities are the real "open
eeaarne" to arademln advancement.
Tha Inatnictor who trlea to support
a family on his Income cannot cul
tivate tha amenltlea nf aoclal Ufa.
Ilia only chunco, then, of forcing
ahead la to aeitla down to aortal ob
scurity and produce eome exoeptlon
ally brilliant work. Hut that la only
poealhle to (enlua. Whnt la tha In
atnictor to do who full ahort of
genius? I'robahly tha anawer la to
Klva up college teachlnc. And that
It what moat men In aurh ruee do
unteaa they prefer tha "prestlice" of
such a Job to tha rewards of a
plumber or carpenter.
American Ideala which we cannot
afford to luae altht of.
In proportion as every Individual
underatanda and reielvaa the full
benefit of Ihrae litrala to the eitenl
that ha la capable of en)oym thorn
tha nation aa a wholo lll remain
free, happy and oVmorrallc T
educate -nrh Individual rlllsen In
tha republic, tu live him high
moral alandurda and to make It poo.
albln for him to davrlop hla talen'a
tu tha hlNhret drfrre la lha only
way to make Amrrlca, lha Ideal na
tion which u should become.
When a Man Retiree.
Prom tha Ohio Slate Journal.
He' talking of retiring, dropping
out of the rank of busy men where
o many year have been spent, per
mlttlnt nnother to take hla place,
and spending- hla remaining; yenr
rrce rrom nxed duties, away from
the hiixnrd of employment, able to
come and o as ha may choose
Ha' a railway engineer, h a
choice run, a clenn record, all the
prpatlge that develop from year of
faithful attention to hualnea. He's
been pulling pnneenuers for years
can make, tha trip and Innd at the
end on the dot. He know all about
the teat of summer and winter on
Ihe run, know every mark along
the road. He' very proud of what
he ha done, what he la able to do,
Dut he's talking of retiring.
If you told him he was old he
would rcaent It. Old. to the men
among whom he live, mean
broken, worn out, unnble to do
more, rty tlint test ha la not old.
Hut he ha panned the voluntary re
tlrement rtsto. He can catch i
glimpse of the compuleory retire
ment age farther down the track of
the year and he I headed In that
direction. Ho he I thinking of re
tiring. He's wondering what he will
do' when he i out of aervlce, how he
may be able to readjuxt hlmaelf to
tho new condition. All hi life ha
been one of regular employment.
How will he employ hi time when
he la retired?
All there question come to face
a man n he contemplate retire
ment. They are big, Important
question. It I no eajiy tank to
change habit fixed by decade of
observance. Few men are able to
provide their own entertainment.
Fewer still are willing to admit
they are through. A wise man
wants work because he know he
need It. It Is possible for retire
ment to bring more of worry than
of pleamire. Some men break after
their retire. Thl engineer ha been
prudent and has property. He will
have a pension for life, In recogni
tion of faithful services for many
yeir. He Is far more fortunate
than others. Age bring no fear
for roof and food to him. There
are men to whom age bring terror,
men who know they are reaching
the end of their productive employ
ment, who do not have home and
protection and pension. They must
look to the future with real dread,
particularly If there are other de
pendent on them. The engineer
faced a hazard In his employment.
The more unfortunate brother face
It when employment 1 no longer
possible for him. The railway pen
sion system la productive of untold
hloKalnim everv dav. One may find
Instance in every railway terminal
city. It blow away the cloud that
can gather so easily when the hair
begin to show the silver, when the
year make tho shoulder bend. It
bring mental ease una coimon
while those without It must face
the future alone.
General Wood's Return
From the Wa.hlneton Blar
In a special to tne star rrom w-
nlla, published yesterday, a state
ment was made on the authority of
Oeneral Wood that, contrary to re
ports, he doc not purpose returning
home at an early day. but will con
tlntia In hi nresent office "o long
a he feel that hi presence I es
sential to tha succesa or his pro
Tha time l appropriate, how
ever, to refer again to tho fine and
patriot lo spirit which actuated Oen-
eral Wood In hla acceptance or tne
l'hlllnoine billet, and to the emwiiv
Una aplrlt that actuated tha Vnlver
aity of Pennsylvania In accommo
dating lis arfatra to hla I hlllpplna
antagementa. He went at A per
sonal sacrifice In response to a call
to puhlle duty, and the university
for tha ama reon aaaented to his
departure. And for tha eme reseon
It awalia tha fulfillment of hla I'hll
Tha program Oeneral Wood will
leave behind for tha archipelago
hen ha omharka for homo cover
fnur year It Is to aaumei,
therefore, thtt Ma urreor In tha
governor ganeratuhtp hrn he Uke
ihtrta will e'r fcv lha Wood
chart, and tht lha Filipino p"li
ik'Uita h have ban agiia'iris lr
Immediate Independent'. ff lha
I.Un la ,l guvtrn therile it.
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tium tho Tama (la I HaralS.
Consider the gchonl children. Thay
toll mentally five days In the week
when mental toll I dlnVutt and not
at all attractive to one nf their age
They hava not attained that aia
tln In lif where lha value of an
education la pparnf, To them
at ud y I a hardship that I forced
upon tnem by parental authority
How, then, ran w wak tha rhll
flren up and Induce them to take
atroager pergonal Intereet In aierll
Ing In their atudlea? How ran wa
Induce them to strive to he at tha
nen or tnolr reprtlv r aaaea?
Honor In marking do not anneal
to them a strongly a they do to
tha adult. The juvenile mind ha
not reached tha point where It can
appreciate to the full the glorlee of
or 100 per cent.
Vthat, then, will appeal to thalr
young minder What will eupply the
incentive mat now seema eo often
1'rlze for excelling In study!
Lat half a dosen Drlsee ha
awarded In each grade each month
ao that all will have a fair ahow In
tne competition. A elnrle prize
wouifj not Da aumcient. Too often
11 would be a foregone cdnc uslon
and Ihe Incentive to excel would be
Kvery child know what It menn
to 'get a prize." It I an event that
overshadow many other with
them. They will work for a prize
when oihcrwlaa their Inclination I
It would cost a few dollar for
Ihe achool board to arrange a aerie
or mommy prize, but It would be
money pent to the very best ad
At any rate, the subject Is worth
When If croc Are Forgotten.
From th limit I. land Artua.
An ex-erv!ce man, who had Just
returned from attending tho funerai
of a buddy Willi whom he fought In
France, Is talking: "t wlh you
would fy something that need
saying. We have Just burled a boy
who died a the result of hi ervlee
for hi country. We hod a aoldler
nnn carried the flag. Heveral nun
oreu peopie stood mere a we
passed. Of all that number not
more than 15 uncovered. One little
boy, who was helping a man do
gome work, uncovered and stood nt
attention n the flag and the body
ot a soldier passed. The man kept
right on working, Tell me why
people refuse to honor the flag.
Tell me why when a boy who had
been out In front of those people
oerenning nil mey stand for a rltl
zen and Americans, tell me why
that boy had given hi llfo for those
who stood there, why didn't they
orrer nis nody me rlmnle reaneet
that belonged of right to him?
What' the matter with people
That' the way the ex-service man
In uniform, coming from the grave
or hi buddy, talked to the editor.
There wasn't much to say to him.
He might have been, assured that It
wa carelessness but would that
have made the situation better? It
might have been argued that they
do respect the flag a the symbol of
patriotism and nationality. That
wouldn't have answered hi ques
tions. It wouldn't have salved the
hurt he felt for this man waa hurt
and outfaged In hi feelings. Ho
wasn't angry. He wa hurt at the
apparent Indifference of those who
a few month before had stood with
tear In their eyes and promise on
their tongue to see the boy march
away in the grandeur of a splendid
purpose. 'mat wouldn t have ex
plained the apparent Indifference
with which they stood without sign
to see him carried to his grave be
neath the- flair. There wa nothing
to tell him, no answer. Let those
who refuse to honor the flag and to
uncover a a dead soldier goes by
to his grave, let those answer. WhyV
From tha New York World.
Dancing masters attending rival
conventions of their profession In
New York ascribe most of the vul
garity In dancing to women not,
Indeed, to their Immodesty but to
their lack of expertnesg. Say one
veteran teacher: "It seems a If the
girl of today cannot dance unless
she haa a death-grip on the neck of
the man with whom she is dancing.
The trouble Is, the average girl
doesn't know how to dance."
This Is an Indictment with a real
sting to it. American girl dancers
may view aspersion of their pro
priety with equanimity, but to have
their grace and skill questioned Is
another matter. It ho been Inti
mated before this that they were
responsible for the cheek-to-cheek
propinquity and other posture on
the ballroom floor which amazed
dancer of nn older generation. It
I Illuminating, If also a bit disillu
sioning, to have tha professional ex
plnnation thnt what seemed to be
sensuousnes was after all only awk
wardneaa. 1'erh.ips It I the part of prudence
to accept the explanation at Ita fare
value. At least there will be no dis
sent from the statement of one
teacher thit "Jns mualo haa had a
marked effect In degenerating the
dance." With jnss In proreas of
elimination It la promised that
dancing will brrom mora refined,
with a return to tha grai efulnesa
turn rharaclerlied tha old wall.
That la a developmant greatly to
ha encouraged. The danrlng mas
ter can frward It by reducing the
number i f new freak il.n a lp In
minimum and allowing tha ' over
sea dtiner" of either ae4 an Inter
till helwren Invention In whb h to
tif t um prut, iml In th iriiul 11 :
rrara a Aiilletle af the Patienal Geographic
Now that thunder ahowera ar
breaking at frenuenl Interval over
th moat thickly aotiled poriiona of
tha I'mted Utatea. bringing thtlr re.
lief from sweltering trmperaturva,
nil noii in tnreo niaturbancea are
taken a ma'tora of rotirea on th
eummer weather menu, irrespective
of loralliv. Hut the world haa It
"blind spot" f.r thunder and light
Our own esperlencea In tha torn
rent gone anil th literature wllh
whli-h wo ar moat familiar prnc
tbully all at It written In tha tern
perma June- i.niMn o give ue Ihe
impreaaion that thunder and light
ning are mora or lees world-wide
phenomena, y.euai began forging hla
inunderliolia amr ointtr.rlng thom
ahuut the Mediterranean region with
the dawn of time, and further north
In Kurop Thor waa occupied with
tn nnn paatimo. "Doivler" and
"bliigen" even figure In our nureery
Hut It dog not follow that these
phenomena are known throughout
tha world. The brilliant flaah nf
lightning and tha crackle and rumble
of thunder would h aa Impoeelbl
of conception by many Eklmoa ae
would "eoiid water" by equatorial
Tha humid reglnna of tha tropica
eonatltuta th real home of thunder.
In eome reglona In th torrid gone
ir.are are aa many aa JOO daya In the
year on wnu n thunder atorm nrpur
Hut the disturbance ar frequent
enough In the aeml-troplcal are
and In th temperate ronea. and It la
in ma latter. In fart, that tha great
est damage reaili from llrhtnln
In general th frequency of thunder
atorm dirrene on goe north
or outh, until within th Arctic nd
Antrctlc circle they eldorn occur,
nen Katrnal volcano, on th a In
knn peninsula, erupted In 1212 om
of the ml ult native of tho viiinlty
wer more tei rifled at th lightning
and thunder that nrrompanu-d the
flut cliatid than at th poMty
oeing hurled by nh. becaus thev
nnn nothing in tneir lifelong egperl
enc by which to Judtre. the blinding
ano nearening noiw from th kle
fhere are virtual "blind snots" for
thunder and lightning even In the
Fnlted Plate, particularly nlong the
rn'iri! rnnet. The extreme are
Tampa, Fin., with It average of
mor than '.' thunder storm a vear.
and Hnn Franelsro, with an average
of leu than on such storm a vear.
At no plar aleng th J'aclflc const
do more than three or four thunder
storm occur per year.
Although lightning, perhaps next
to the rising sun and th wind, must
have been one of the earllext mani
festation of nature tnenffrnet man
it wa not iin'll recently that an so
parently satisfactory exnlanaMon was
evolved In regard to it origin nnd
what take place during the flaah
It wa long held that llnhtnlng wa
the discharge of "normal at
mosnherlc electricity" which exists
In the air, become concentrated In
clouds, nnd finally reaches uch
high potential that It bre;ika a path
to a neighboring cloud of opposite
potential, or to tho earth.
Home recent laboratory experi
ment reem to "how that the myste.
rlou Ion play a major role in the
production of lightning. According
to thi theory, air, rising rapidly
through falling rain, break the
drop Into small particles, a process
which set free an excess of negative
Ion. These are carried aloft with
the finest spray while the positive
Ion are left below. Eventually the
accumulated negative charge In the
upper portion of the clouds break
It way to the positively charged
lower cloud, or the tension of pol-
tlve electricity on the lower clouds
breaks a path to the earth.
There have been varlou theories
to account for thunder, the audible
aspect of lightning. To the Scandi
r.avians it wa th pounding of
Thor's hammer; to the Hindus, the
clatter of celestial horses' hoofs on
ihe hard pavement of the sky.
Not many docades ago the explana
tion was rands seriously in the west
tnat inunner arose rrom tne Dump
Ing together of the clouds! It Is
now explained aa e.uUHtsd by the vlo
lent heatlntr of the atmosphere along
the path of lightning, bringing about
a sudden expansion that Is practical
ly an explosion. Similarly, it 1 be
lieved to be the sudden heating
caused by the discharge which dis
rupts tree and other objects struck
oy lightning. It I thoucht that the
san In growing tree, and even the
slight amount of moisture In season
ed wood, Is turned Instantly Into
steam or perhaps In broken up Into
oxygen and hydrogen.
If lightning strike a large ex
panse of metal well connected with
the ground little damage results.
Steel-framed skyscraper In New
York have been struck repeatedly,
but the electrical charge usually run
harmlessly down the metal walls Into
The Cloquet Fire and
the "Come Back"
The man who la too anxious to
keep up a front usually runs behfnd.
Old-fashioned evangelists who al
ways held their revival In summer
were versed profoundly In psychol
ogy. Snn Antonio Express,
After a young man ha had enough
of netting parties he begin to look
around for tt wife elsewhere, ltoa-
W thank the railroad strike for
on thing. This summers supply
of vacation post cards 1 much
smaller than In any former year.
Louisville Courier Journal,
Wa would like to ae a girl drew
on 1 A wee, - say an exenange.
Bham! Huffali Time.
Ev renented. of court, but It l
robahle that oho spent inuny twl-
ight hours In later ytare thinking
nw good tha applo tasted I miun
A 'IViMMirnrjf 4i,
A lull t nr-.il ratn f, inning
li t 1 K11 uni a Ii imio, vt nti h w 1 ii. t
t e f ttoi 1'ii 11, tn l a4l I; ' t h.
HUIltH", ln.lli I ll 4 In km' fclll
mj ) I. ne l'.i,r..v ,ii MI ati
go hiiln " lloalitit Ti-t""' I'i'l
- m , , My ak ' .
14 IIVIH nil mW
A, MOIfK t
111 tWaaUt Tal IW-
LOST REST WITH
Hard and Red, Festered
and Scaled Oyer. Itched
Badly, Cuticura Heals,
"Mr tfoub'e h"1
eiinala ti .; ul A nf lav,
ha, wi fc4 a4 red end leeteied
and .-l4 ev, The a.ano4
. n la. a and tuhtd 4
uin4 e-Ur ea 1 iUa4
tha w. I ! n teat M.
aeua ed lha lii ian-n.
" I hafaa V4ig Cvmwui -ff and
OiolHMnl aad " "t Ihne taiae
v4 tii i . 4 Ihiea of
Ciatwii Vln"t I '' t
haa ad " Ai(iJ W"t Vugw-A
W!, M. r. l. t. tettaJaahwiwa,
Ohio. Jaa. It. Itll.
Ci!. A., l,rvtrwao4 a4 f 1
evil t ad . 4 M ed totiot
tta'h A-ofi A
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M i -e vaa t 104 a
Cloquet, Minn., Aug. 11. To th
Editor fit Th Omaha He! It le
proflubl tumellme to recall how
some dlr i-alamlly onia befell an
American town, and to riot how In
illimitable plurk and faith In th fu
ture permanence of tho place bus
later brought Into being a bigger
and belter Cily, It boa been the
good foitune nf tho writer this
month to revisit, after Ion absence,
a district near tho head of th (ireat
Ijike. and onia nboerviition grow
ing nut of that V I 1 1 lnv perhnpa
Interest eome of your reader.
Th eummer and early fall of till
wer ex'-eptlotmlly dry In rii'iih'-rti
Mlnneaotn. nnd early In October
many email Are started In different
localltlea om caused by cureless
ma of smoker, mmi by ramp
fre not properly eitlngiilehed,
eome by farmer clearing land, For
est ranger and patrol rornhalted
beoe amall fire with fair iiccee
whll th air waa comparatively
o,tilt, but on October II lha wind
grew high and later became a gale,
and destruction awlft and auddrn re
sulted, (me of these rnmblnitlnn
of fir and wind bore down from th
northwest on Ihe city of 'loquel,
known a ' Th Home of White
Many who reed thl may recall
the pre account at th time, and
U I not for m to writ detail.
Hope of th peopl of f'loquet
tht th fir would go around to th
wt of them seemed for a time J.ja
tined, only to give way a little later
to consternation, when a dieit of
II ii mo urged d'iwn from a different
quarter, (weeping up almost every
thing before It The peopl them-
selve could not have escaped but
for lb timely provision of a train
of freight car and gondola. Their
personal effect were left to the
(In rm a, which licked up th very
I'lcture, If you can, that evening's
departure from the homes they were
attached to, tho lo of all they
owned, thn facing n unknown fu
ture. Hut It l not my object to
dwelt upon this, t'loquet actually
Inst but four souls by that fire, while
tb death toll of the entire stat was
4 3 if from varlou forest fires thai
season. The situation wn well han
dled, and. "In the nick of time,"
for only two hour elapsed after th
Are struck the town before It wa
Timely nld that night by sister
cllle of Jniluth, Superior and Carl
ton, and prompt measure for re
lief by Iho state nnd by th Amerl-
Ited ( ross soon mad the refugee
hold their bead up, grit their
teeth, and come back to Ihe black
ened area, which wa speedily vis
ited by drenching rain. One saw
mill that had egcgprd erlou dnm
nge et to work to rip up logs from
tho mill dam and for six week fur
nished lumber exclusively to afford
temporary ehacx for the Btrlcken
citizens, TwiMted tee rail gave
Place to new track for the train,
and a spirit of unconquerable faith
In the future of their town took pos
session of the people. Of course, It
wa no ii)ty task that confronted
them, stripped ft they were of
everything except Ihe clothe of
their backs (and winter come early
and stays late In thl region). Hut,
with the state aid afforded and the
prompt adjustment of lossc by the
inaurunce companies, discourage
ment gave way to optimism.
In a short time a large number of
temporary home were bulit, but the
influenza epidemic caused some In
convenience, If not dlntre, on ac
count of congeatlon of people Inade
quately housed. However, the peo
ple were not deterred from coming
baik, and tha niltia and factortee af
forded plenty nf work for all. Even
that flrat winter wltneaeed the eon
airiit-tii.n of auino brlrk hualnea
house and large number of eie
Th n l period of reconstruction
earn with the eprlng, and from that
time on tha growth baa been eub
etantlnl, lie bulldlnga being far tet
ter than tho of m old t'toquet
tefore th nre
Looking .. k. one may wall ba
amaied at tho an otnpiiahniente of
these four yrate t'b"iiet la a pro
areaolve ilttl city of only I noo or
an, but ih bank, store, rendenroe,
V, M C, A. publln library and
ihun hea that would reflect credit
on much larger pUcr I wa privi
leged to rub olbow Iho other dt
at lunch with the Ko'arlana here
and a nn bum h I found them to ba
fully nllv lo opportunities f"r mak
ing th town a lugger and beiii
('Piquet. They lell rn that no house,
ar rented In thl rlty, for all the
peopl own Ihelr own home Very
few vacant oi remain with th
atone walla nf th cellar bearing
evidence of lha fir, and hundred!
of new hoiie on boiler location at
test th growth on all aide.
Concluding, I would ttlfv that I
have writ no policemen ,.r Jail, heard
of no holdup or burglaries and ob
serve that th people oil appear ao
ber and contented Th mill rl
running day and night and huiinea
I brisk, but what I admire most of
all I thai hon ratanutv omed to
have overborn them, th people ao
speedily recovered and refused lo
oult. If. A UOl I).
"When I ea all thee amlllrg
face befor m." bgn h frt
Man who ws revisiting th school
wher h had learned Me "-b-c',"
"it takee me back to Ihe day of
my childhood. Why la It. my dear
children, that you are all ao happy?
The speaker paused for rhetoric!
effect, Jnstantfy a grimy hnd shot
Into th air.
"Well, my boy, what la H
"Tho reison wo'r o hppy."
piped th boy, "I Vaua long aa
you keep on talkln w don't have
t,, study our 'rl'hmetlc." Every
TO A WATERFOWL.
WMihr, mllat fH!e Sw. , ,
While '" 'ha fceoeene with th l"
i.,i r,f day,
far, through Ihelr roay Seplhe, S-.t ' wo
Thy solitary SayT
Vainly tha fomlefa era
Might marh 'hy dl.lant flight lo i'
A: darkly paln'4 on 'to erltnao kf.
Thy Iiaure floaie along.
teek'at lh 'ha pla.hy brink
fif weedy lahe, or marge nf rler will.
Or whera Ilia rorging billow r.a and
On the ehafed otaan-aMaT
There la Powar whoaa rare
Ttachaa thy way along that pall
Tha dail anil llllmKahl lr
J.or.a wandering, hut not loot.
All day thy wings have fanned
At that far height, tho cold, thia
fet atone n'.i. weary, to the waleont la a a,
Thouidi lha dark night la ar.
And soon that loll shall end;
awn ehalt thou find a eummer home,
And scream among thy fellooa; raeda
Soon, o'er thy ahelterad neat.
Thou 'rt or,a. tha shyaa of heava
Hath awallowea up my rorm; yai. n
Deeply halll sunk the leaao thou baat
And shall not aoo depart.
Ha who, from sine to son.
Ouldea ihrmih Iho houndleae sky Ihy -
certain flight, e
In tha Ion way lhat I rnuat troad lon.
Will kad my a'epa aright.
William Cullan Bryant.
Bargains in Used
Band nd Orchestra
Every one of our used instru
ments has been put in first
class condition by our band and
orchestra repair experts. In
many cases the instruments have
been made as good as new.
Here Are a Few Real Bargains:
Cornet, in fine condition ... .only S45.0O
Saxophone, a real buy only $50.00
Trombone, a good as new $55.75
String Bais Viol at a bargain price. . . .$(.". OO
Mandolin, priced right $10.00
Remember, we are representative for the J. W, York & Sont.
Band and Orchestra Instruments and have many new onea for your
selection. Stop in at our Small Goods Department. Everything in
stock from a 20c Mouth Harp to a gold-plated Saxophone.
Solkf & (ft
r&-ia-iodie st. - - Otto
It fit all apartment rooms. Why? Because it U bi't
t feet, 8 inches long. Ak for paper piano pattorr ;
this Uid on th floor give vou the exact pao this
miniature grand occupies then compare its
with trramU larger In size, and you have the Meal
drum!. No, it ii not f Md, as l-et'.-ro ju.t $635. Yen,
each; ye,, payment-nil at one price.
MotuUy, Auruat I. ! t out of our tefmiahej piana
tjiW. a hnUme t'uriy Wnul Jlrvi. fptighl Plane,
irvd ffht, ivory key, Vrauliful tone and tr.ie action.
New price, IIJIj If finiihtd .IfiQ f(
, , H f
'l-fJ , . , . , , .
lrni It d r Week
thii It theaper than rental !
Th , t( Stmk Shit
P, S Oar IMiniiheJ UpriKl Pianoi al
$110, SI35, 1130, $I6S anj ta ten.
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