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MEASURE TO ABOLISH
THE DEATH PENALTY
By Vote of Twenty-One to Ten
House Bill is Thrown Over
by Upper Chamber.
Senators Hold? that They. Must Pre
vent Lynch Law.
OMAHA DELEGATION LOSES
Host of Their Bills Postponed by
PHONE PHYSICAL CONNECTION
Senate Order Knnroel for Third
ReauUnar Meaanrc thnt Compel
This Cbanice Without Ula
cnaatnn ot Merita.
(From a Staff Correspandfcnt.)
LINCOLN. April l.-(Speclal.) The sen
ate this morning killed House roll No. 160,
which provides for the .abolition of capital
piinishment. After Hoagland of Lincoln
had sent up an amendment that the abo
lition would not apply to cases where
convicts had killed officials or guards at
the " penitentiary, Placek moved the In
definite postponement of the bill which
The 'discussion waxed warm at time.
Macfarland of Douglas saying that no
senator could voice the sentiments of his
constituency and vote against abolition
of, the death penalty. This brought
"Grossman of Douglas to his feet and he
demanded to know who made the sena
tor from Douglas the censor over the
members of the senate. Placek of Saund
ers brought out the first applause, of tho
session in the tipper body by his address
and allusion to the death of a little girl
In Grand Island, at the hands of an assailant-
Hoagland of Lancaster spoke of his
work as 'an officer of the law for many
years. He Bald that as a general thing
the public seemed to be more on the side
of .the criminal than on the side of the
officer who was trying to do his duty,
and he said at times he had been badly
hurt because he was unable to ''take" a
man because of the sentiment of tho
crowd against him and In attempting
force the crowd had taken up the cause
of the criminal.
Macfarland asked him If he represented
his constituents In Lancaster county In
taking the stand he did against abolition
of capital punishment. Hoagland replied
that he believed he represented the bet
ter thinking class, but he knew he did
not represent those sentementallsts in
Lancaster county who believed. In show
erlnghe murderer with -flowo'ra.
aroeenlan said that he was here rcpre
MRtlnei tfiti home . of -T5aulkir coiitit v JlhxS
'fKBlclIms of the murderer. "I fiUnd,
here .for the victims who have been laid
Jw b'ythe dagger or the assassin's bul.
lei!', 1 sUiind here for the poor tftrls
who have been assaulted by the dis
reputable criminal and' 'I stand litre
pleading for the homes where the tiriwht
flower has been taken by reason of
docdi 'unmentionable," said he.
"If we abolish capital punishment in
Nebraska," eald Placek of Saunders, "It
"will bring' back to state state lynch law
and disgrace. I would like for any one
of you, three senators' (Dodge, Macfarland
and Hoagland" of Llnooln) who are stand
tog on this floor pleading for the abol
ishment of capital punishment to stand
In the place of tho parents of that little
girl In Orand Island who was ravlslitd
and murdered by a human brute and
(hen stand up here and take the stand
grog-are ttJctag In this matter. Could vou
(Continued on Page Three.)
Money in Treasury
is Being Counted
WASHINGTON. April t-The money in
Mm treasury' la again being counted, but
thl Kmc with the exception1 of the cash
to the teller's room. It Is being counted
With Use lnduotlon into the office of
a. new treasurer of the United States,
the money ,ln the treasury has to be
checked up, and -the Induction of ex
Governor Burke of North Dakota, as
treasurer Tinder President Wilson, has
proven no exception to the rule,
The work Is going forward In the tel
ler's room. With that finished the money
Jn the vaults' will bo hauled out and
counted, but InsUad of counting it piece
by piece, as has been done In several In
stances, the amount this time Vlll be
checked by the package. This course
has been taken In order to save time, as
It has been only about three months since
the money was counted last. Should the
piece by piece count be adopted, it Is
estimated It would take six months to
finish the Job.
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vici
nity Unsettled; not much change In
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
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Silk Strikers Demand
Release of Haywood;
Lawyers Get Writ
PATEnsON, N. J., April l.-To he
triple demands of the silk mill workers
on strike more Inoney, shorter hours
and less labor there was added today a
fourth, the relesse from Jail of W. D.
Haywood, the -Industrial Workers of the
World leader, sentenced yesterday to
serve six months for disorderly conduct.
There will be no resumption of work, the
leaders declare, until Haywood ,1s treed.
A second charge against Haywood, hat
of causing unlawful assemblage, accuses
htm of a felony, punishable by seven,
years' Imprisonment and fine. This
charge probably will be placedjbefore th
grand Jury within a few days. In the
meantime Haywood's attorneys are pre
paring an application for a writ of ha
beas corpus, under which, If It Is granted
Haywood would be released from Mil
whllo tho courts review the evidence
which resulted In his conviction of dis
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and Ewald
Koettlngen have taken over the leader
ship of the 15,000 strikers since Hay
Supreme Court Justice Mlnturn granted
two Writs to Haywood's' counsel this aft
ernoon. One, a writ of habeas corpus,
called for the production of Haywood
before him Saturday morning; the othr.
a writ of certiorari. Is returnable next
Tuesday and calls on tho city authorities
to show why Haywood's convlatlon should
not be" set aside.
On the ha'beaa corpus writ Justice Mln
turn fixed Haywood's tall a K0. A
bond of 76,000 In addition .Is demanded in
the charge of causing unlawful assem
blage. Haywood remained In Jail while
his lawyers set out to seek a' bondsman.
Suffer from the
Parcel Post Rates
WASHINGTON, April l.-Expres com.
panles of the country have been hit hard
by the operation of the new parcel pot
system, according to statements sub
mitted today to the Interstate Comment)
commission by counsel for the companies
In their final, arguments against the re
duction on express rates proposed by the
commission. It was declared, that the
companies have suffered a loss approxi
mating 25 per cent .on small packagj bus),
ncss and about 6 per' cent of the gross
revenues of the company.
Walker D. Hlnes asserted that fur the
five companies he represented the
Adams, 'American, United States, South
ern and Wells Fargo application if the
proposed rates, to present busjness would
reduce revenues about 128,000,004 a yeaV,
business done. Such a reduction In rev
enue, he said, 'would be abiotiitcly de
He maintained also that' .the, foi'mUla
made rates) would iMstBrbiirlousl'y. busi
ness conditions tn largo oentcra isucfi &k
New- Ycrk-and Xhlcagojr-rren '.
adjustment o'f'c'ornpetlUye business oondt.
,B, F. JfoJrchtld rflhe,.NewTo!,fc Cham
ber of (SomfnerCe, for .the , express cona
panles, attacked Mr. Iljhes argument as
"purely theoretical and hypothetical' and
Insisted that the proposed rates would
yield an ample revenue to the express
He maintained also that, the present
allowances made by the express com
panies to the railroads for transportation
service were excessive- ,
Overtime Work for
His Elevator Men
WASHINGTON, April 1. Elevat.r op
erators in the State department no longer
will be compelled to remain on duty
overtime while the secretary of state' is
In the building. Secretary Bryan be
lieves that when an elevator conductor
has worked eight hours it Is about time
for him to quit for the day. Incidentally
he Is of the opinion that walking down a
double flight of at airs will work no great
hardship on any governmental official.
Recently Mr, Bryan was detained tn
his office Until 6:30 In the evening, two
hours after the clerks had left the build
ing, When the secretary came out it hU
offce he started for the stairs. But the
elevator man who runs the lift nearest
Mr, Bryan's office was still on the Job ,
"What hours do you work?" asked the
"From 8:4S a. m. until 4:45 p. m," said
"Well, It's now after 6:80. you otight
to have been home long ago,"
"But it's against the rule to leave when
the secretary la In the building.' ex
plained the operator,
"Well, It's not necessary for you to
remain while this secretary detained
after hours," said Mr. BT-n, with m
phasls. "Besides it won't hurt any gov
ernment official to walk down two flights
by Wrecking Car
LONDON, April L-Lieutenant Perlekskl
of the Russlon army committed suicide
at Warsaw on Sunday by deliberately
shutting off the motor of an aeroplane in
which he was flying and dropped from a
height of 8M feet to the ground, accord
ing to a dispatch today.
The tragedy was believed to havs been
an accident until today when a letter
written Just before the fatal flight was
In It the Ueutenant expressed his in
tention of committing suicide In mld-alr
and gave as a reason that ha bad been
a vfctlm on many Intrigues.
First Servioes Probably Will Be
Held in Embassy, Says Am
bassador, ARRANGEMENTS NOT COMPLETE
Secretary Instructs Borne Represen
tative to Hold Service.
TO BE SHIPPED TO AMERICA
Burial Will Be la Mausoleum at
WAS WORTH MANY MILLIONS
W1U et Dead Ktnjr of Wall" Street
la Understood to Be of He
ROME, April 1. The body of the Mato
J. P. Morgan, after It had been, cm
balmed and dressed, was today enclosed
In a walnut coffin lined with whlto io
cade. This was pjaced.ln a leaden casket
and finally in a third case of heavy
walnut with gold and sliver fittings.
Tho United States ambassador has of.
fered to hold a funeral service at the em
bassy In pursuance of Instructions re
ceived from Secretary of State Bryan.
No definite arrangements have yet nenn
made for the transportation of .the body
to America, but It Is Understood that a
cabin has ben offered on the Koeulg,
leaving Naples April 4.
Interment nt llnrtford.
NEW YORK, April l.-The last resting
place of John. Pierpont Morgan, who died
in Romo yesterday, probably will be a
mausoleum In Cedar HlU cemetery. Hart
ford, Conn., which he had erected oomo
years ago. In memory of his father :.nd
mother. When the body; of Mr, Moruan
reaches here from Ro.me It Is expected the
funeral services will be hold In the Ca
thedral of St. John the Divine, toward the
Construction of whtlch Mr. Morgan was
a large contributor.
Estimates or Wealth.
Estimates, of the fortune left by J.
Pierpont Morgan, as made In thi finan
cial district, range from 175,000.000 to
J300.000.COO, this sum Including his art
collections. It Is understood that the
financier's will is of comparatively re
cent date, but no Intimation has jMeV'
made as to when It would be given" to
the public. Mr. Morgan's personal coun
sel declines to discuss the matter.
Those who shared Mr. Morgan's closa
friendship predict that there will be
large charitable and pubtlo bequests,
although It Is conceded that the son, J.
P. Morgan, Jr., will doubtless receive the
bulk of the fortune.
. Mr. Morgan's realty holdings were
comparatively small, and' V far the
greater part of the estate. It Is under
stood, . will, be found to -be, made up of
KUyt&ft wpmip klnx
former .quet philanthropy. tr-We who
.speculated, .today t aB.TWe1 ' t tijjwpsBf
thought that the Metropolitan' MueVtJm
of Art, the' plfc6p,-il church and. per
haps lale and H-rvarl universities
wduld come ri tor handsome beneic.
Monst , ... '
The funeral plans, t was thought, will
be announced some time today, either
In New York or 1H Rome.
Wife of Negro
Is a Suicide
ST. LOUIS April L-MrnJulla McFar
land Gerhart divorced wlfee of Charles
B, Gerhart. brother of Frank H. Ger
hart, progressive candidate for mayor of
St. Louis, committed suicide .this after
noon at the home of M.rs. Adeline Cox.
Later, Mrs. Cox announced that after
her divorce Mrs. Gerhart married a ne
gro. Mrs. Cox said that soon afted Mrs.
Gerhart camo to heere boarding house to
lire, th negro,-Kellogg, began to call on
her. Mrs. Cox objected to these visits,
but Mrs. pehrarU answered that tho
negro was her butter, and came to see
her on business.
About a month ago when., the . negro
called at the house Mrs. Cox refused to
admit him. Thereupon he showed a roar-"
riage certificate, said Mrs. Cox, and
"That woman Is my wife. . I have a
right to see ser." '
Mrs. Cox took the negro to, Mrs. Ger
hart and asked if she were his wife..
Mrs. Gerhart according to Mrs; Cox., did
Thereafter Mrs. Cox did not allow the
negro In the house,
Mrs. Gerhart was a niece of the late
Chief Justice Mao Farlane of the "Mis
souri supreme court
Union Painters in
Chicago and Kansas
City Go on Strike
CHICAGO, April L Five thousand
union painters, paperhangera and deco
rators went on strike hera today and as
a rasult the annual decorating of thou
sands of business buildings and homes
wit) be Indefinitely delayed. The men
demand an increase of B cents an hour
and the right to ins,' eat specifications On
the Jobs where they are employed to
prevent contractors from "skimping
work. Some of the smaller contractors
have signed the union agreement and
there are .about 4,000 men still at work.
KANSAS CITY, Mo April I. To en
force demand for a 10-cent wage increase
to 00 cents an hour 300 members of the
painters' union here struck today Uu
Taylor, business agent of the union, said
the strikers formed a little mora than
.two-thirds of .the union's membership
and that others were getting the required
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LICENSE ISSUE IN CITIES
i - '
Writ and Dry Forces Contend in
fXW CHANGE IN EARLY REPORTS
Naniber of Sharp Contests Are
Polled Off and Heanlts Indicate
SHarn Allirament In the
Municipal WectlonV. jWere, held .sin, .Ne-
kU 'yeey: fo tfi V$i- W II-
ien or Bo. lictnse- JBcaultav,wer;' rol-
UAftOTA CXTt-uKd c6htet resulted In
the vlljage election. William A.lrriyefi
John Van Deskd fcnd Henry Liners, a
wt board, word elected.
SPRINaFlEL'b-Voied. wet, by flheen
Plurality; last -year wet by twenty-five
plurality. J- C. Getb, J. C. Jiatigold and
Thomas Nelson elected to village board,
which will -elect a mayor from Its mem
bers. One hundred and ten Vfltci were
. GttEENWOOr-rThe wets won by. fifty
plurality. Covihctlnien elected! C. D. Ful
fner, L. II. Gain and' I. C. Lyle. One
hundred and one votes were cast. No
change from, last year.
HARTINGTON One ticket In the field.
License was not an issue and Harttngton
will have four saloons as usual during
the coming year. At present ihcre are
three republicans and two democrats In
tho council. These city officials wore re
elected: Anton Walx, mayor; B. Ready,
city clerk; J. p. C Smith, city engineer;
S. H. Morton and J. A. Oben councllmen.
A smalt vote was cast.
WILDER Corny, Bohacek and Houser,
old members, of the town board, were re
elected without any opposition.. No issue
(Continued on Page Two.)
Three More Bodies
Found at Columbus
COLUMBUS, O., April t-Wlth the re
covery of three more bodies from wreck
age tn the west side of this city the toll
of the flood disaster on that side stood ut
seventy. The number of missing remains
large and three flood victims have died
within the last twenty-four, hours as a
direct result of the ordeal through which
they passed before being rescued.
Hundreds of men we,re at work today
attempting to recover bodies that are
supposed to be buried under the huge
hills of wreckage in the vicinity of
Greenlawn cemetery. Martial law has
been withdrawn from a considerable part
of the flood-swept area and maan of
communication with that section became
nearer normal today than at any time
since the great rush ot water from the
Soloto and Oientanxy rivsrs over
Constructive relief work In. Ohio wilt
be the object toward which the efforts of
relief organisations will now be bent
Governor Cox announced today. A defi
nite plan wilt be formulated tomorrow
when the state relief commission will
confer with Governor Oox, Miss Mabel
Boardman, national secretory of the Red
Cross, and Ernest P. Blcknell, national
director of th lUd Cross.
The membsrs of the commission have
been summoned to b in Columbus to
morrow at 10 o'clock. They are John II.
Patteron of Dayton, 8". O. Richardson of
Toledo, George W. Latter and Colonel
James Kllboume - of Columbus, Jacob
Schmlddleapp of Cincinnati and Homer
II. Johnson of Cleveland) Colonel M. W.
Wilson of the Oha National guard Is
treasurer of the fund.
For a Clean-Up Campaign
Secretary Bryan Is
Awaiting Report on
Case of Miss Emerson
WASHINGTON, April I. Secretary
Bryan Is waiting for an official report
from the embassy In -London on the cast,
of Miss Zelte Emerson, the American suf
fragist Jailed on a Charge ot -window
srriathlng and now on a "hunger, strike,',
before taklrig any .action op tl appeal
tof the, fetatW department (d domand her
felease ,v--i-. .; -.. -v
, LONDON, April 1. Following a Hugges
Uh tnad.4 y Karon von Hortt of San
Francisco and a number of Americans
Ehgtlstt suffragists are collecting various
Instruments used In the forcible feeding
of "women prisoners,. Thesi Include screw
and ptyers used to force the Jaws apart,
feeding tubes and .other utensils.
The collection has been lent by doctors
friendly to the suffragists. It will be
exhibited In American cities and will
afterward' be offered as a gift lo the
A true bill against Mr. Emetine I'anK
hurst was returned today by the grand
Jury at t..e Old Bailey sessions - ri the
charge of incitement to commit damage.
Mrs. Pankhurst was arrested' on Feb
ruary 14 n connection with the destruc
tion of the country residence ot Chan
cellor Lloyd-George. Bhe stated at a
public meeting that she had conspired
with and incited her followers to commit
the outrage. The offense Is punlshablo
with penal servitude for a maximum term
of fourteen years,
Montana and North
Tied Up by Floods
BISMARCK, N. D.. April l.-Ureal
damage )s being done by floods along the
Cannon Ball river In southwestern North
Dakota. Chicago, Milwaukee St. faul
railway bridges at Rogent and New Eng.
land have been washed away and dyna
mite ts being used at Mott to break up
the Ice in the hope that It will not dam
the water there. Trains of the Milwau
kee's coast line are being detourned over
the Northern Pacific's tracks via Bl
marck. Telephone and telegraph wires
are down and communication Is practi
cally cut off.
BILLINOS, Mont, April l.-A freight
train of fifty cars, It ts reported nere,
was wrecked today by a washout on the
Milwaukee road between Lombard ana
Judith Gap, Four Burlington trains ar
still tied up here as a result ot the high
water and Ice from the Little Big Horn
river washing out 2,000 feet of track In
the Crow agency.
The trains from the west have been
detoured over the Great Northern from
Helena to Jamestown and from the east
over the Milwaukee to Judith Gap, thenc.
over the Gieat Northern.
Joliet Fears Break
in Drainage Canal
JOLIET, III., April L-Kearpg tht tho
sanitary canal wall may break ana blot
Jollet from the map a committee ct ten
was appointed by the city council to go
to Springfield' today for aid. The canaa
level two miles from this city Is lorty
feet above the city streets and twenty
feet above surrounding territory. If the
embankment breaks water could reach
the third floor of the court house.
Itt't Jitlf, Jeiits easua tt ?
DAYTON IS SHORT OF FOOD
Committee Still Feeding Over
Thirty Thousand Daily,
THREE MORE BODIES F0ITOD
Many Merchants Will Not Be' Able
to Heantne Bnalneas for-Tvro
WeeksDay's Food Snp-
, ply on liana. .
DAYTONk 0, April i;-The tood supply
trt 'flaytqjt has befcri overestimate ac
cording to reports received today from
relief scattered over the city. This morn
ln John H. Patterbori, president ot till
relief committee, wired Secretary of War
Garrison that the tood situation WflS
much worse than hail been dntlclpa'wl
and that the corrimlttee would took to
the national government for supplies.
It Is estimated between 30,000 and 40,000
refugees are being .fed dally. Provisions
must be received In tho stricken city be
fore tomorrow or suffering will follow,
Aside from the Imminent danger ot u
food shortage, cash la In great demand.
Checks for large sums are In the hands
of the relief committee, but they ate
practically worthless because cash ts .lot
Three bodies were recovered today,
bringing the toll ot the flood up to KX,
according to an estimate by Coroner J.
W, McKomy. Tho lowlands south ot
Dayton are being searched and the cor
oner Is making an effort to get a com
plete list of the dead from undertakers.
A carload of automobile tires contrib
uted for relief work arrived today,
Bnalness Still SHapeaded.
WASHINGTON, April l.-It will be
necessary to supply rations for nearly
73,000 flood ylctlms for two weeks at
Dayton, In the opinion ot Major niioades,
President Wilson's aide. Ife reported to
the War department today that the prob
lem of feeding was n, serious one, as many
(Continued on Page Two.)
Mr, Frost Protests
CHICAGO, April l.-Protest against the
government's method of prosecjting him
was made today by Albert C, Frost who
with four others Is on trial befora fed
eral Judgo Landls charged with defraud
ing the government out of valuable AlaJ.
kan coal tands.
Special Assistant Attorney Gonoral B.
X. Townsend was pursuing a line ot
questions relative to letters which had
been brought into court yesterday.
"Were you, Mr, Frost, or were you not
willing that these new letters should
havs been brought In?" asked Attorney
"Frankly, I was not willing," answered
the witness. "There Is nothing In tnem
that I wanted to conceal, but I don't think
the government s going about thL3 cat
fairly. It has gone through ;ny corre
spondence of upward of 100,000 litter.
Here and there they have chosen onu
whose meaning Is more or less amptsuous.
If any letters., were brought Into tho case
the whole 100,000 ought to have been,",
All the letters brought up for consid
eration and cross-examination of the wit.
ness today were those which Mr. frot
under orders from Judge Landls brought
Into court from his office yestrday.
The government attempted to impress
upon the Jury that O, G. Laberee, one of
the promoters ot the Alaskan Central
railroad, had played fair with Mr. Krosr.
ORDER GIVEN TO CUT
OHIO RIVER LEVEE
AT, SHAWNEE TOWN
This Step is Taken to Protect Life
and Property in Southern
CAIRO IS DANGER POINT
Situation is Most Desperate in His
tory of District. '
WATER RISES FOOT A DAY
Now Near Top of Stone Wall Pro
tecting the City.
BIG FOUR LEVEE ABANDONED
This District Wns Devastated. Last
Year and Jinny lloaaea Have
Since Remained Unln-
CAIRO, III., April 1. The levee has
been ordered cut at Shawneetown to save
life and property.
CINCINNATI, O., April l.-The Ohio
river here rose two-tenths of a foot dur
ing the night and early today the stage
whs 69.8 feot. Weather Forecaster
Doveraux said he expected .the "river to
rise another tenth after which It prob
ably would recede. The fall he said would
be slow at ' first because of the large
amount of water above. Uprlver points
report the river either stationary or
Ail Records Broken at Cairo.
CAlltO, III., April 1. Flood condition!
today along the Ohio river leveo appears)
Incredible to the oldest citizens. They
have battled with flood waters for years,
but the present situation they assert
looks the most desperate. The water Is
rising at tho rato of about one foot a
day and now. stands two feet and eight
Inches from the top f the concrete wall
built at the levee.
While this situation Is not encouraglnn
tho reports to the weather bureau hera
ot up-river and tributary conditions were
enough to cause alarm. It is genemriy
believed that tho hlgb stage will not be
reached today and probably not before
Wednesday night or Thursday.
Women and children are leaving oa ev
ery train. Tho weather continued beauti
ful today, a condition counted on as a
blessing by tho hundreds working to save
The water rose In places to a depth of
six Inches and threatened to spread over
the railroad tracks on' the levco.
At a meeting between officials of Alex
ander. county the city of Cairo and. Colonel
Daniel J. Morlortty of the Seventh regi
ment, Illinois National fluarrf, 't Wad
agreed to place, the. prttfe- situation n
charge of Colonel Mortality "and all n
groes and otheru who refuse to wol'K
will be arrested.
hiir fear Levee Aban-nned.
While the Big Four levee was still hold.
Ing Intact this afternoon the water h'a-i
climbed Up over the railroad tracks, anu
It was believed It was only a question ot
a few hours until t would flood this sec
tion. Thp gauge was 4.6.
The executive committee at Cairo con
siders further preventive measures at
the Big Four well near Useless and
have abandoned that district to its fate
It was well wrecked last year no tar as
dwellings; were concerned and dotting of
those since have remained inoccuple1.
Bovera! big commercial houses will Uit. .
questionably suffer great loss. The
Greenfield levee bn tho Missouri sldo, a
small' affair, was reported here to have
gone out The, Cairo situation will not
be relieved In any way by this break,
The levee in front of Reel foot lako
slough below Hickman, Ky., Is being re
inforced with rock. It was flooded last
year and the levee'ls reported now tP be
weakening. A ' break there. It t said,
would rnean the flooding ot about fout
teen counties." It would give greut Im
petus to-the already swift current ot tit
Ohio river and probably would mean
great destruction along the lower Missis
- Work Continues All Night.
Water seeped through under tha con
crete wall and stood In the main street
ot Cairo today, but the levee has shown
Is your want
to the matter
While you're busy
about your affairs
those affairs whioh you
can't leavo to others
do you have a want nd
attending to your most
urgent want ad taskf
For, if there's some
thing which a want ad
can do for you, there's
no need to wait the
want ad SHOULD BE
AT WORK NOW!
The Bee will take your
wants over the phone.
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