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The Bee for up-to-the-minute war news.
No dancing In the Belgian capital at mid
Bight Just pow.
"Bleakness on the brow" It a new one that
calls for an explanatory diagram. i
Until Richard Harding Davis reaches the
scenes, no real fighting need be expected.
When a big war la on there la big newt all
the time, and The Bee glvea It to you, right off
the wire.
Note that the railroads and englrmen got
together when keeping apart mean; disaster to
all of them.
Just wait till Ak-Sar-Ben stages Its . Eu
pean wbr for the benefit of next year's Initia
tion recruits.
Next to peace the best we can wish belliger
ent Europe la that it will not have to fight in
Texas weather.
r From the number of Us "unwritten" laws
.one may wonder if Texas has any that have
been "writ down on books."
That sheriff's Job Is not nearly so alluring
sine the supreme court knocked that 150,000
Jail-feeding steal in the head.
: ' ' J
It takes more than continental war to dis
turb the equilibrium of Omaha's banks and
other local financial Institutions.
It's dollars to doughnuts that ths'San Fran
cisco exposition promoters are holding their
breath and keeping their fingers crossed. .
The St Louis man who paid ft 5 to become
a bull fighter In the "movies" may do no fight
ing, but it is ten to one he has seen the bull.
Thirty-eight persons killed, twenty ethars In
jured. New not,
v No, not European war, only the pell-mell
peed of railroad operation In peaceful America.
Now, If he were really as eager for glory as
' tor that 15,000 salary our naval-academy-
trained water-marked boss would hike for a
. battleship. ,
The "battle above the clouds" this time may
mean a totally different kind of a battle from
' those that have heretofore been fought above
, Jhe clouds. t
Now, If those London militants would raise
an Auiaioa regiment and prove their mettle
against Germany, they might claim votes-for-
women as their reward.
;., Up to the hour of going to press Mr. T.
Withdrawal had only sent in two withdrawals,
but the withdrawal of his last withdrawal of his
"withdrawal is momentarily expected.
It has taken nearly eight months to get a
federal reserve board named. Recall In what
powerful hurry our democratic friends were to
force the currency law across last December?
If all the office-seeking candidates would
sign an armistice and agree under severe penal
ties to abandon further prosecution of their
campaign, none of them would lose anything by
it, while all of them would gain some measure
of public gratitude.
rnuiirjca,za vim
While riding; out In hi carriara the team of ft. J.
Joaelyn of tha Union Pacific pay department became
tartled and ran, throwing him out, completely wreck
1ns tha vehicle, in front of tha postofflce.
Tha pollcaiucn and saloon ketpera played a came
of baaa ball at Cricket park. The poUce won by a
vra lb to T.
Mr. and Mra Qooro H. Backua. ISli Douglaa street.
are mourning tha loaa of their eldest aon.
; Ed B. William and wife have (OD on a twe
weeks' trip to Colorado
A. Mclmus of the firm of Mclnees A Buy has
returned from an emended eaaWrn trip, where ha been to purchasa fail goods.
Ouly one-half btocic of tha Ninth street pavement
remain to bo laid, and completion is promised for
next week.
J. T. Allan, north a eat corner Twentieth and Cum
Int. want to employ fiva women to hUi film arrange
grula fur exhlblitoa.
Iernl haa reduced tha price, of hi new mips of
Omaha tur Ui next thirty day to Si from 1 10 here
to dure
Civilized Warfare.
The mere combination of the words, "civ
ilized warfare" suggests an Irreconcilable in
congruity. How can warfare and civilization go
together? How can a people who boast how far
they have rlnen above savagery and barbarism
Justify an appeal to arms, sure to work bavoo
and slaughter among countless thousands who.
Individually, hsve no grievance whatever
against one another? Yet all the books on his
tory and International law tell us that civilized
warfare Is a great advance and improvement
on the kind of war that went before it.
While war Is a resort to force and a defiance
of law, there sre laws of war which civilized
nations are expected to observe even in re
lapse to mvagery. The honorable enemy will
not attack defenseless civilians nor violate the
sanctity of the home, nor bombard unfortified
towns, nor attack places that are fortified with
out due notice and ample time to noncombat-
snts to withdraw. The honorable enemy will
not take or destroy private property without
paying for It, nor kill prisoners taken la battle,
nor disregard the flag of truce, nor use explo
sive bullets, poison wells, scatter germ-laden
disease, nor torture men or women to force
them to give Information. All these horrifying
and debarred offenses have been committed
from time to time In uncivilized warfare, and
many of them also, we regret to say, In warfare
between belligerents who pretended to be civ
ilised, as, for example, In the recent Balkan
troubles, and In our closer-to-home Mexican
In sum snd substance, civilised warfare, at
best, though, perhsps, not so brutaj as the fight
ing. In past ages, Is still not very civilized in
fact. It only shows how far we have to go to
reach real civilization.
The Tragedy Side of the Trip.
While every effort Is being made towsrd
the safe return of all the American tourists
marooned In Europe, the tragedy aide of the
trip for many of them has not received due em
phasis. Merely to suffer discomfort on the re
turn oceanic voyage or to be compelled to stand
unexpected Impositions would not call for ex
treme solicitude. When we remember, how-
ever, trait the army of American tourists
abroad is by no means composed exclusively ot
millionaires and ease-enjoying plutocrats, but,
on the contrary, is made up largely of hard
working men and women carrying out long
cherished plans for which they had been saving
money for years, the destruction of half-realised
hopes becomes a much more serious matter.
For these people, who number Into the tens
of thousands, their trip to Europe Is a dream, or
rewtard, looked forward to with earnestness and
eagerness. It represents a long succession of
sacrifices and self-denials and many a post
poned vacation. To most of them this par
ticular trip to Europe is the only such expe
dition they have had any Idea of taking, and to
go again under more favorable circumstances Is
quite out of the question unless a "rich uncle"
dies and makes them victims of a legacy. .What
was counted on to be a round of pleasure,
recreation and Instruction Is by a declaration of
war transformed over night Into an experience
of nerveiTcklng disappointment and both, men
tal and physical suffering; .
The tragedy ot It la sad to contemplate, be
cause In so many cases wholly trremedlal. '
Shall a Doctor TeU the Troth!
"Shall a doctor tell the truth," Is the subject
of a thought-provoking article In the current
Outlook, in which the drift ot the writer's argu
ment seems to be that truth-telling Is a danger-
pus professional practice. A. number of In
stances are cited, from, presumably, actual ex
perience, In which response to the appeal of the
stricken for a doctor's honest opinion proved
harmful, and even fatal. One man who was
losing his sight committed suicide when told
that he was condemned to blindness, and an
other, when Informed he could not recover, died
forthwith of heart failure as a result of the
Conceding that only 111 can result from ven
turing an opinion ot a patient's expectation ot
life, the question Is carried a logical step fur
ther: "What answer shall a physician give when
asked as to the nature of his patient's disease?
Shall he admit It la tuberculosis, kidney trouble,
heart disease or cancer, as the case may be, or
shall be be more vague, avoiding the exact
nature of the ailment?" And the conclusion to
which, we are brought is that "the proper course
must depend upon two factors, namely, the
character of the patient and the ability of the
physician to express himself clearly and tact
fully." ,
Taking it for granted, of course, that when
the doctor withholds the truth he believes he
Is acting for the benefit of the patient, and not
for his own benefit, this still leaves the doctor
in the comfortable position of being able to tell
the recovered patient from what dread disaster
his Invaluable medical treatment has saved him,
or to assure the sorrowing mourners that he
did not divulge the serious nature ot the Illness
for fear ot the bad effect Where the physician 1
deliberately dissembles c evades, not for the
patient's benefit, but to nurse along a profitable
but hopeless case, we take it there Is no defense
to be offered.
Bo It gets back after all to the main propo
sition, which Is the honest and. Intelligent ex
ercise of good Judgment. And no Judgment Is
honest unless animated by the sole purpose on
the part of the doctor to restore health or to
ease suffering without destroying the always
possible chance that something unforseen may
produce a turn for the better.
run the needs. Only forty little ones may be
cared for at the Astor place at one time, a mere
drop In the bucket as compared with the vast
armies of needy children In New York's tene
ments. Yes, but whst is to hinder other philan
thropists from founding other such farms? No
doubt this Is whst wtll happen, it Is too fine a
thing not to catch the fancy of other good folk
looking for opportunities for serving humanity.
Fathers and mothers will have tenderer
feelings for the Astor now. Yet this Is but one
of countless benefactions they snd other rich
men and women are constantly making for the
relief and happiness of the race. Why stint the
praise? It gives a much sweeter teste to life
to make the most Instead of the least of these
things, and It tends to allay that Insidious agi
tation of classlsm, which Is wholly destructive
In all of Its tendencies.
A Worthy Philanthropy.
That 1100,000 baby farm founded by the
Astors is not a freak philanthropy, as Its name
might suggest; It represents one of the most
practical and worthy benefactions made In re
cent years. Mr. and Mrs. Astor have put that
amount into a beautiful place near New York,
City with brooks, trees, grass and birds for lit
tle sick children of the squalid quarters. There
they may go and stay until fully restored. There
they may open their eyes upon a new world.
a real world filled with all the fine things a
child s heart craves and a child's body
thrives on.
It takes additional sums for ODeratlna- ex
penses and these are left to the provision of
other good folk with plenty of money. Surely
the demand for a share In such, a work will over
"The Old Order Chang-eth."
For those who like to Judge corporate Inter
ests and "big business" solely by "the-people-be-damned"
and "I-would-have-done-buslness-wlth-the-devil"
standards there should be rich
food for thought in what has come to be known
as "Mlaltland'a prayer."
Samuel R. Maitland Is boiler house water
tender for the United States Steel corporation,
at Newcastle, Pa., and, like many other em
ployes, owns stock in the corporation. He at
tended the annual meeting of the company, pre
sided over by President E. II. Gary. In report
ing on working conditions he pronounced them
excellent and satisfactory to the men. He enu
merated a few such Improvements as the clean
ing away of weeds and the parking ot grounds,
the establishment of playgrounds for the em
ployes' children, the employment of visiting
nurses for the employes' sick, the "safety first"
campaign, modern sanitation, care of cripples
and afflicted. Then he said, "We ought to look
up and thank Ood for this corporation which is
taking care of humanity in a large way," and
asked if there would be any objection to his
praying. "Of course, there Is no objection.'1
said Judge Gary, and this was "Msltland's
Our Ood, we thank The for the official and
theae good men who have taken such an intereat in
tha welfare of humanity, and rejoice in our hearts for
tha bleased privilege of looking up to Tha In thank
fulness for it And we would pray for the man who
works and for all who keep u tog-ether as one great
family and organization. In' Thy name w ask It.
This brings us a long way forward from the
old dictum and creed. It shows for a fact that
"The old order changeth" even In the relations
of employe and employer in the great industries
of the land. It Is a sure sign of a new era, an
era of mutual Interest, of mutual confidence, of
mutual respect between these two great essen
tial elements of Industry. It makes one be
lieve in the possible success of the Golden Rule
in "big business." It Is a sign of peace and
progress and prosperity for all. It avenges in
tolerance and vindicates reason. It punishes
class passion and rewards united effort, It re
veals is new hope and banishes despair, and
should be a tremendous inspiration to all that
such an ideal Is possible by mutual Intent and
The Eee'i War Newt.
Nothing Is so gratifying ' to The Bee than
that It Is never Galled upon to make labored
efforts to get away from a damning reputation
for faking. Aa a consequence, everywhere and
particularly in Omaha, The Bee Is reaping the
reward of a constant vigilance against spurious
news In the past while contemporaries that
have been faking and buncoing their readers
right along cannot disarm suspicion and are
shunned by people who went to have reliable
In the stress of the most colossal war In his
tory, as always, The Bee maintains Its news su
periority. By exclusive arrangements with the
New York World, and at no inconsiderable ex
pense, The Bee readers have the benefit of the
best war news cable service' that is available.
They have this in addition to the full Associated
Press reports.
The Bee is issuing extras with up-to-the-minute
bulletins from the most dependable
sources about the progress of the great world,
conflict, and will continue to do so, and the peo
ple will continue to look to The Bee, knowing
that never having mads a practice vof faking
It Is not going to begin now.
Nothing- Sacred to a Traitor.
It being tha intent and purpoaa of this act not
only to remove aald board of directors, but likewise
the employee of said water district, from tha influ
ence of partlaan politics.
That is what the vote-chasing Water board
boss wrote Into the water district law, which,
taking God to witness, he solemnly swore he
would fully execute and obey.
Plainly, the oath taken as water commis
sioner to observe the law requiring him to keep
out of partisan politics is no more sacred to him
than the pledge of fealty which, aa member of
the republican national committee, he ruth
lessly violated by giving treasonable aid to the
enemy as against the standard bearer for whose
success be had assumed the duties of one of the
responsible campaign managers.
There ought, In our Judgment, to be one
revision of registration day before each primary
and general election, when the registrars would
alt la each, ot the respective voting districts for
the accommodation of the voters. We regret
to say that the administration ot the registra
tion machinery under our new election commis
sioner system seems to be particularly designed
to inconveniencing and discouraging the voter
as much as possible, and quite unnecessarily so,
when It ought to offer every reasonable encour
agement to Induce him to vote.
The New York World's special war news
cable service, for which The Bee has exclusive
arrangements. Is recognised) everywhere as the
very best special service to be had. Anyone
who pretends differently does not know what
be) la talking about. e)
It la hard to talk against a brass bsnd, and
It is likewise almost Impossible to Incite public
Interest la the political game as against the Eu
ropean war game.
When the tanao come In at tha door,
modeety flies out of tha window.
The trouble with a loser Is that he la
aura to lose more trying to get even.
Pome of the summer gown dlnrloee al
most everything but a woman' Inten
tion. No matter how much faith a girl haa In
prayr, ahe alwaye look under the bed
before she goe to alep.
A man would rather be known a an
Ignoramus than keep hi mouth cloeed
when he he nothing to ay.
After welng the noley clothe a girl caa
purchaae out of her IT per week, we are
Inclined to feel thankful that he doean't
get $70 per week.
The fellow who aat down to wait until
tha tariff bill and the currency law
brought rood times to his door Is still
sitting and waiting.
The world I growing better. But a iog
fight will collect the same old crowd It
raed to attract before we had radium and
wlrelees telegraphy.
Tell a man that he Is level-headed and
ha will want to buy a drink. Tell him
that he is Mat-headed and he will want
to knock your block off.
The man who brag that he ha strong
will power becauee he doean't believe In
going to church Is usually the same lad
who hain't enough will power to cult
Tha fad of painting the stocking on
has been adopted by some of the society
women of this country. The fad may
start soma trouble. Soma men can't get
out of the habit of feeling fresh paint to
se If It 1 dry.
There are a few mean akunka left In
the world. Including the man who make
a big fuse over another man's children
and buy them candy and then goes home
end slaps his own children because they
sok him for a penny.
Once upon a time a man who had been
married for ten years carelesely and
thoughtlessly brought his wife home n
bog of candy And four doctors had to
work for eight hours before tha poor
woman recovered from the shock. Cin
cinnati Enquirer.
If every one concerned Is so unctlously sat
isfied with the resoluting done at Columbus,
why should It be thought necessary to keep up
the debate?
Toledo now has one woman on Its polloe
Dallas, Tex., water plant Is valued at
New York haa 200 playgrounds for
Baltimore's public debt will soon reach
Buffalo is rigidly enforcing automobile
speed laws.
Philadelphia firemen are asking In
creased pay.
Milwaukee I cutting down the number
of its licensed saloons.
Brooklyn. N. T.. has thirty-six school
playgrounds In operation.
Indianapolis haa a new hoapltal, that of
8t. Francis, recently opened.
Hagerstown, Md., haa rejuected com
mission goverment proposition.
Dayton. O., charter haa been declared
legal by the state supreme court
Cleveland furnlahea municipal electrlo
light at I cents per kilowatt hour.
Indianapolis has an artificial Ice com
pany, producing flfty-ftve tons dally.
Cleveland expects new telephone merger
to expend $1,000,000 to Improve service.
St. Paul has compelled a negligent con
tractor to rebuild several portable schools.
Philadelphia Is erecting two new high
school to be models In all appointment.
St. Louis ' ha adopted a new charter
providing for rule by the mapor and
New Tork will conduct a special school
for the Instruction of street sweepers in
their duties.
Alameda, CaL, municipal electric light
ing plant take in $17,000 a year and
spend $113,000. ' .
Los Angele municipal employment
bureau In the last year has found jobs
for 18,542 persona
San Bernardino, CaL, refuses to pay Its
poundmaater I28 In fees for killing nine
stray cat. He will sue.
New York has turned an east aide street
over to children aa a playground from
I to o'clock afternoona.
New Tork City plana oelebratlon Sep
tember g-20 of It tercentenary with an
exhibition ot Grand Central palace.
I-c Angeles will tsau $6,600,000 n bond
fur supplying the city with electrlo light
and power from the new aqueduct.
Accurate measurements has ahown that
few raindrop exceed one-fifth of an
inch In diameter.
A clip to hold a pen or pencil In a
pocket haa been combined with an eraser
in a. recent Invention.
An Improvement on th chamois wiper
for cleaning spectacle ;-. been patented
by a Boston woman.
France haa granted a patent for a
procea of bleaching and drying seaweeds
for packing purpoae.
A new air rlfre of high power I equipped
with a eafety device to prevent tha trig
ger being pulled until It uaer wlahes to,
do so.
For sprinkling clothM a Pennsylvania
woman haa Invented a device to be at
tached to a kitchen sink faucet by rubber
A recently pataned ea anchor to hold
a boat head-on to waves Is equipped with
a tank from which oil flow to smooth
tha water.
A a Illinois man haa patented clampe
to hold paint brushes on the end of,
pole at any angle to cave pain tens tha
need of ladders.
A kitch'en table the height of which
1 adjustable haa been invented to facUI
tat various kinds of work for which It
may be needed.
A recently patented parachute launch
ing device for aeroplanes shoots a para
chute clear of entanglements by gaa or
compressed air.
An attachment haa been invented tor
telephone receiver to enable steno
graphers to take both aides of conversa
tion over wires.
On of the newer motor-driven lawn
mowers uaea tha power only to revolve
the knlvea being propelled by the hands
in tha uaual manner.
Sheara with one blade saw-edged and
the other knife-edged have been Inveoteg
to enable even an Inexperienced person
to carve poultry neatly.
An oil burning steamship recently ar
rived at Philadelphia from Hawaii, hav
ing made tha record -breaking run of 11.
suo miles without a atop.
la a headlight for automobiles
and rasrlagea there is aa arrangement
by which a beam of lit hi can be turned
back upon the stay of a vehicle.
In the Neutral Zone
St. Loul Time: The Chicago meat
packer will srarcely overlook the chanoe
to advance the price of all grade of Im
porter wiener-wurat.
New Tork Herald: The only ray of
hop now remaining Is that modem en
gines of warfare will be found o terribly
destructive that the end will quickly
Kansas City Journal: What little Bel
glum needs I a change of venue. If It
could move a few hundred mile In al
most any direction It could sleep much
better o'nlght.
Buffalo Express: With Holland and
Swltserland as well as Belgium and Luv
emburg Invaded, the little neutral pow
ers appear to be regarded as mere pawns
In the war game.
Washington Toat. Prospect of building
up the American merchant marina much
resemble the plight of Weary Willie, who
had the button, and only needed some one
to sew a shirt on It.
Pittsburgh Post: The fact that thou
sand of Americans are stranded and
stone broke In Europe leads to the reflec
tion that this would have been the case
with many of them If there had been no
war. (
New York Mall: "With whom.ahall
Americana sympathise In this conflict V
ask the Boston Transcript. Seems to be
nobody In sight entitled to any sympathy
except tha widow and children of the
claln and mained.
Boston Transcript: There la some con
solation for Americana In the reflection
that the war will be so terribly expensive
that France will have to economise, and
that before long the dernier crl In Paris
style will be a gingham frock casting
Before I860 practically every shoemak
Ing process was a hand process.
Lynn, Man., with over 100 factories, Is
the leading shoe city In the world.
Of the world's boots and shoes, more
thaa 47 per cent are made In Massachu
setts. August Deatouy, a New Tork mechanic,
Invented In 1861 the first curved needle to
sew turn shoes.
More than $350,000,000 I now Invested
In American shoemaklng and more than
800.000 wage earners' ere- employed.
Thomas Beard, arriving by the May
flower in 1629, was the first shoemaker
to come from England to America. He
settled in Salem. Masa.
Ebenezer Breed of Lynn Is credited
with securing by personal influence the
first protective tariff on shoes. He was
a merchant of revolutionary times.
William F. Trowbridge, at Feltonvllle,
now a part of Marlborough, Mass., ap
plied horse power to the shoemaklng ma
chinery of 1856. Steam and water power
came later.
The poet Whtttler was a shoemaker In
his youth. Henry Wilson, eighteenth vice
president of the United States, was "the
Natlck cobbler." and was always proud
0.' his shoemaklng days.
John Brooks Nichols of Lynn adapted
the Howe sewing machine to aew the up
pers ot shoes in 1851. and this was the
first Important atep In the application of
machinery to ahoemaklng. A Primer of
Boots and Shoes.
Italian demand for fuel oils Is grow
Saskatchewan will protect antelope by
Belgium has four srtiftclal ailk fact',
Sweden claims a population of l.tfg.SSl
Spain devotes 1,684.72) acres to olive
Ceylon rickshaws now use American
wire wheel.
Tunis yearly distills 200,000 pounds of
orange flowers.
Wild animals work great havoe in
India's wheat field.
Mines and quarrel in Bavaria, Ger
many, employ 15,000 men.
There is a lighthouse every fourteen
mile along th English' coaat.
Electrical worker In Sheffield, Eng
land, are paid 17 cent an hour.
Birmingham, England, I doubling its
water supply at a cost of $3,400,000.
Belgian state railways buy cloth from
England for uniforms of employes.
Clerks In tha stores and shops of all
kind in Mexico amok while waiting on
Dalren, China, has twenty-one public
primary schools with nearly C.000 pupils,
and 2S9 private schools with 7,000 pupils.
Chicago Poet: "American, the True
Christians," was the subject ot a Chicago
sermon yesterday. I It necessary for
piety to be priggish
New Tori; Herald: Kansas City bishop
ha placed the ban of the church on the
custom of sending flower to funeral.
Tils will deprive many ot what Is a real
St Taul Pioneer Press: Every European
nation Involved In tha war prays to God
for success to Its arms. Believers In di
vine Interposition will have something to
think about before peace la brought about.
Detroit Free Press: It Is very proper
for the house chaplain to pray for th
day of tha universal brotherhood of man.
but the reverend gentleman will also do
well to remember that once the row be
gin there's no fight like a scrap between
Houston Post: Dr. Ben Broughton, a
Tar Heel preacher who went to London
from Atlanta and was recalled by his
Atlanta congregation, announces that he
declines the recall. The doctor knows
what he Is talking about. The Lord had
nothing to do with this recall, because
when the Lord calls the salary goes up.
Pittsburgh Dispatch: A saloon In Pas
saic, N. J., la displaying Blblea in Its plate
glass windows and Is said to be selling
them briskly. Bibles have long been re
ported to be among the "best sellers,"
but it was not supposed that saloon
patrons were their buyera It might be
an Interesting question to determine what
liquor go most harmoniously with Bible
"Poverty, my dear, I no disgrace. "
"I know that, but, on the other hand,
you know It s nothing to brag about,
either." Detroit Free Presa.
"Was that your Intended (hat you were
walking with?"
"Yes, but he hasn't yet caught on."
The Slum Worker Tou look Ilk a very
worthy person.
The Flattered One Oh, Pm all right,
ma'am. I manage to get along first rate.
I ain't got nobody to support. I'm a single
woman. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Vicar Tou know, Thomas, you aet th
ynunrer men of the parish a bad example
by golt g Into public houses on Sunday.
Why don't you take your gallon of beer
home on Saturday nights?
Thomas Ay, sir. A' couldna gang t'
sleep wl' a gallon o' beer In the house
The Tatler.
"Is anybody waiting on you, madam?"
Inquired the shopwalker.
"Yes, sir," retorted the middle-aged
matron, fiercely. "I reckon they're waitln"
to aee If I don't go away without stayln'
for the three-pence-halfpenny in change
that's owing to me." Tit Bits.
Tese I thought you told m you didn't
take anv interest in the yacht races?
Jers But that wa before I thought I
would have a yachting costume- Judge.
. ,
Mrs. Clubleirh as hubby leaves for
office) And you will come home early,
won't you John? . ,
Clubfelgh Yes. dear.v I'll try hard not
to be late for breakfast. Philadelphia
"Is he completely under his wife's
dominion ?"
"I guess so. He wears a bathing suit
that ahe made for him." Puck.
"I'm selling a book on beauty, mum,"
he began, "but really I fear you do not
need such an article."
"Never mind," said the lady, with a
Pleased arrtlle, "I'll take one anyhow."
Louisville Courier Journal.
Mrs. Flatte Did you see the doctor
about your Indigestion today?
Mr. Platte Yes.
Mra. Flatte Did he ask you to give up
Mr. Flatte Yes; two dollars Yonkers
"The Watch on the Rhine" waa written
by Max Schneckenburger. a Wurttemberg
manufacturer. In 1R40. when France waa
threatening the' left bank of the Rhine.
It was aet to music by Carl Wllhelm. and
during thi Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71
waa adopted aa the national folk hymn
and rallying cry of the army.
A voice resounds like thunder-peal,
'Mid dashing waves and clang of ateel:
"The Rhine, the Rhine, the German
Who guards today my stream divine?"
Dear fatherland, no danger thine:
Firm stand thy sons to watch the Rhine!
They stand, a hundred thousand atrong,
Quick to avenge their country'a wrong;
With filial love their bosoms swell.
They'll guard the sacred landmark well!
The dead of a heroic race
From heaven look down and meet their
They swear with dauntless heart, "O
Be German as this breast of mine!"
While flows one drop of German blood,
Or sword remains to guard thy flood.
While rifle rests in patriot hand
No foe shall tread thy sacred strand!
Our oath resounds, the river flows.
In golden light our banner glowa;
Our hearts will guard thy stream divine:
The Rhine, the Rhine, the Oerman Rhine!
Jtt Cedar
fefci - Chest
- ? Yfv2&2-Jr&Z " made by the Luger 11
14 U
aa made by the Lager
Furniture Company, ia
the lower drawer of
dresser r chiffonier
thus combining: two article of furniture in
one, and saving the extra cost of la cedar chest. This
feature of
Luger "Cedar-Line''
Dressers and Chiffoniers
Is especially appreciated by those living ia modera apartments where)
spsee ie limited.
Among the other strong features of the Luger Cedar-Lin are the
easy working drawers, the later-locking construction and t-ply, one
piece back which make for rigidity sad dorability, the dust-proof,
mouse-proof bottom, etc. Luger Dressers and Chiffoniers eost nothing,
sxtra because ef these valuable features. Why be satisfied with
say eioatf write as u jour i manure dealer doesst handUs then.