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First snow! First cero! Score for November.
. Seems that the Turk ha waited for Thanks
giving to so up la the air. ( -
, It la too much to expect the weather man to
mat Indian summer last all winter.
Is not coming from Utah to Omaha to "can
nonade" the Mormon church getting a little out
of range? .
. "What Is there In the smell of onions to
which folks object t" someone asks. Holy smoke,
what Isn't there T
On can always tell when Old Man Winter Is
around by the shrinkage in the number of autos
standing along the crub.
. 1 Perhaps It would be wiser not to fix any
definite date for awhile for the withdrawal of
American troops from Vera Crus.
It la not so easy as It looks to keep, one eye
on Mexico and the other on the European war
arena without becoming cross-eyed.
, If Alee Lauder, Harry's brother, appears In
American vaudeville, as forecasted, he ought to
borrow Brother Harry's press agent for a while.
With ' visions of Thanksgiving dinner, one
may fairly conclude that , Mr. Turkey Gobbler
has Joined the ''Flying Squadron" and gone. In
for prohibitive prices.
: Mexico Is still normally peaceful. Villa la
leading an army to the capital to help' put down
the' war and Carranxa Is still shaking his belli
gerent beard, menacingly.
: Governor Morehead has Issued a proclama
tion urging contributions 'to the Belgian relief
.fund. That' where Mayor "Jim" must have
been asleep at the switch.
: Now that a start has been made In cutting
out the Insanity fee grab of the district clerk,
the job should he completed by abolishing the
Insanity board fee system altogether.
. Oermany credits the. Japanese with giving
war prisoners In the Orient better treatment,
than do the British. Must we look to the Japs
to furnish the' highest type of cirillxed warfare?
Michael Demltrovltch Tcheilshetf, who mad
Russia dry. Is th first high-up Russian since
Tolstoy who has had th nerve to denounce the
"bureaucracy."- Bat a man with nlsliame ought
to fear nothing' ' i
'! General Wotherspoon, the retiring chief -of-staff.
Is for a tagger standing army. It Is safe
to say that General Scott, the incoming chief-cf-staff,
U also for a larger .standing army, and
so will b all th future chiefs-of-staff
If a general . . Invitation Is extended for
charter suggestions, some of the freak proposals
presented to th charter convention niay be
resurrected; for example, one for the complete
abolition of the police-force, and another for
free and unlimited supply of water to all the
inhabitant V ' , , .
A National grange meeting In Delaware has
been asked to consider a resolution calllne- on
I the government to desist its Irrigation activities
In the west because It takes farm labor from the
east. Well, that's a good one! We were under
the Impression that the east Is constantly look
ing to the west to afford a vent for Its surplus
Superintendent A. A. Krbert of the Colorado division
of the Unlos) Pactria at Denver has resigned and bU
place U1. be filled by Assistant Superintendent Ed
Hon. H. F. Howe, son of AsstsUnt Attorney Oea
rral Hows, Is In Omaha to take depositions In a couple
of government ease before the court of claims.
Andy Monyhan Is enjoying a visit from his brother
' Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Patterson, are making their
boiue temporarily at the Paaton.
H. . Bt evens, agent of the Rock Island at the Bluffs,
is to spc-nd the winter at Lao Angeles In the hope of
restoring his health. Mrs. Stevens and daughter, llui
Nell bteveris. popular here at a pianist, accompanied
Mm to San Kranclsro, where they will remain for a
The dtMll.fctlon of a third Congregational churvh.
corner Thirteenth end Lake, la to take 'place next
Kunday with a srvlc conducted by Rev. A. K. Bher
liil. Rev. Williard bcott and Rev. Mr. Maile of Lincoln.
The Charity Problem.
All charily w6rkers agree that, heavy as was
the demand for help for unfortunates last year,
the prospect is for a still heavier demand for
this year- Thin is true, not only in Omaha, but
of every city and town In the country. It is alao
true, aside from, or rather In addition to, the
demand for relief for the victims of the great
European war. The bent charity is always the
charity which helps people to help themselves,
which can be done only by localizing each case.
Perhaps the need of help Is lens acute here than
elsewhere, but our problem in Omaha, as In all
large cities, la complicated by the constant ad
vent of strangers and wanderers who have no
more claim upon us than upon others, yet who
cannot be entirely ignored.
What Is called for urgently Is a mobilization
of our charity organizations and agencies so that
they may do their work effectively and effi
ciently, at least expense, and without duplica
tion, at the same time guarding against impo
sition which diverts to the unworthy what by
rights belongs to the worthy The task to be
tackled Is a big one, yet with the experience
acquired In dealing so successfully with the tor
nado sufferers two years ago, it should be pos
sible to systematize the work and to apportion
It In such a wayas to limit the burden Imposed
uppn any one charitable organization and to
bold down the drafts on the resources of any
one group of the community.
Merit System in Diplomacy.
It Is always considered bad policy to swap
horses while crossing streams. Without dispar
aging the good qualities of William G. Sharp,
our new ambassador to France, supplanting My
ron T. Herrlck, at such a critical time occasions
general regret and adverse comment. The
United States has had few ambassadors of late
who have served it with quite the ability and
distinction aa the eminent Ohloan. His Insight
Into the delicate situation now existing abroad,
his commanding grasp of International affairs,
the universal confidence he enjoys among the
nations and particularly his influence in Franco,
have made his services of Incalculable value to
his country and the general interests at stake at
this crucial time. It Is, therefore, nothing short
of an International loss to have to give him up
now for a man who, no matter what his attain
ments may be, is inexperienced In the field of
diplomacy, a totally unknown quantity.
But this is an inevitable consequence of the
folly of selecting our diplomatic representatives
In the same manner as we choose a deputy tax
collector. Diplomacy should be maintained en
tirely on a merit syBtem, free from political fa
voritism or patronage, with nothing In view but
the selection of the best possible man for the
place. Until such is the case we are bound to
suffer In comparison, as we have always suf
fered, with other nations, which really make a
profession of diplomacy
President Taft gave impetus to the merit
system in our foreign consular service, which Is
being steadily improved. While It probably
would not be desirable to apply the code of civil
aervlce to diplomatic appointments, It surely
would be an Improvement ito lift them out of the
common rut of spoils politics and place them
upon the higher standard solely of fitness. No
one pretends to offer any reason for the dis
placement of Myron T. Herrlck at Paris, other
than that "to the victor belongs the spoils," a
most degrading influence with which to sur
round the lofty sphere of diplomacy. ,
Omaha at the Eat.
Omaha did a splendid thing for Itself when
it secured and entertained .the fourteenth an
nual meeting of th National Association of
Base Ball leagues, which brought here the lead
ing men in base ball from every corner of the
'continent. Their business was of the highest
Importance, of epoch-making Importance, and
Omaha, as usual, did itself proud in its capacity
aa host. Newspapers all over the land have
emphasised this fact, and none more than the
Sporting Newa of St. Louis, the official organ of
the game. It Is filled with reflections from
various writers of the highest credit and praise
--of Omaha. We desire to reproduce here just
one paragraph from the News, which we believe
all our people should read, that they may ap
preciate its significance:
The Omaha Commercial club, where the closing
entertainment of the convention was held, la a ma
jor league Inetltutlon In a minor league city. It has
two floors In Omaha's principal structure, the Wood
men of the World bulldlaa. The banquet room la
big enough to entertain a couple of minor leegue
meetings at onoa and the quality of the entertain
ment offered the base bull men there waa equal to
the eapaclty of the banquet hall.
In the eyes of friends abroad Omaha ' in
variably looks well. So must It always look to
those who know It best and have most at stake
In Its welfare. The people of this city have a
most valuable asset in the city's famed hospital
ity, its facility for entertaining conventions,
.large and small, and this Is a good time to ac
knowledge the part the Commercial club and Its
publicity department play in sustaining thla
Safety Firit is Winning'.
The railroads are making steady progress
with their ."safety first" propaganda. They
show up In the Interstate Commerce commis
sion's reports with "a great decrease in the num
ber of collisions and derailments" for the last
period of accounting. Defective roadway anr
defective equipment together are held respon
sible for more than 73.3 per cent of all the de
rallments reported. In train accldenta only 101
persons were killed In three months and 2,157
injured, the total number or accidents being 737
fewer than for the corresponding period the pre
It would aeeui from this, that while the rec
ord as a whole Is commendable to the railroads.
It Is not aa much so as they might make it by
proper roadway and equipment Improvement
As a matter of fact, this leavea it far from sat
isfactory. The report goes not show how many
of these caaualtiea were due to unprotected or
Inadequately protected grade crossings, but we
Imagine the number Is large. The railroada will
not be entirely free from, stricture so long aa
they deliberately refuse to do what they can to
bridge or otherwise fortify these death traps.
And wher they exhaust every civil recourse to
keep from making such improvements, tbey
must expect continued criticism. They deserve
prattie for what they have done, but certainly
not for leaving undone what they could and
Business on the Mend
Slsjae of the. Times,
New York Post.
As the dnys go by, the number of slans painting
toward better business conditions In thla country
steadily Inrnaaes. The financial situation I of an
altogether different character from what It was In
the early stages of the war. The New York savtnxs
banns have dropped entirely the requirement of a
sixty days' notice. Roth clearing house certificates
and emergency currency are being steadily an.l
rapidly retired. The reserve of the New York banks,
which showed a deficit of $4,000,000 In August, now
presents a surplus. All these things are to be looked
tipon as elthor attnstlng or promoting a return of
the financial life of the country to a normal condi
tion of activity and prosperity; and the financial life
of the country la closely bound up with Its general
economic life. We are not going to pull ourselves ut
by the bootstraps, but when we observe that we
actually are coining up from the depths It la only
right that we should recognise the fact and regulato
our judgment of the prospect accordingly. American
business men have reaaon to feel that the present
situation Is distinctly encouraging.
Reports of business received this (last) week from
Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Cleve
land, Chicago and St. Louis, were all concurrent In
their statenvnts aa to the Improvement In present
business and exceedingly encouraging aa to the. pros
pects of the future,
Not on' but recognised the prosperity existing In
the agricultural districts In all sections of the United
States, except the cotton region, and the newa from
Kansas City, Chicago. Omaha and Minneapolis, was
replete with Items aa to the great returns In cash be
ing realised by the farmers from the sale of their
The tone of the reports from all quarters, but the
cotton district of the south, waa very optimistic, and
even the cotton districts had recovered somewhat
from the depth of depression noted In them for the
last ninety days. .
Baalaeee Crista Over.
New York World.
Great progress to the country la everywhere ap
parent In working out from under the burdens Im
posed by the war.
The avalanche of European liquidation, which
overwhelmed us late In July Is now being succeeded
by a European buying movement of foodstuffs, ma
terials and munitions of war so extended aa already to
foot up more than 1300,000,000 in contracts known to
have been placed. Every day brings news of industries
starting up which had been made Idle and of in
dustries resuming full time which had teen forced
upon part time. 1
With the opening of the Federal Reserve banks
on Monday, the country for the first time In Its his
tory will come Into possession of a broad and uniform
and scientific market for business paper, proof alike
against future panic and manipulation In favor of spe
The great banking houses 6f New York are an
nouncing still further reductions in rates for money.
Sterling exchange has fallen below tne normal gold
export point, and exchange on Berlin hi below tho
normal gold Import point. Th national banks are
rapidly retiring the emergency currency taken out to
tide over the war panic, aa no longer needed.
. Other evidence of general recovery from this Jls
tant panic and havoc of war can b found on all sides.
The worst of that Infliction for America la over. Th
unparalleled opportunities heaving, upon us from tho
financial and Industrial suicide of Europe are Instead
beginning to fill the national vision.
Bnylaff for th Armies.
The most remarkable of all the European army
requisition on American manufacturers came to light
yesterday. It waa for a wire shoulder strap decora
tion for private in th French army. The decora
tion, about two Inches In length, ha to be slgsagged.
In consequence of wh'ch the French buyer found dif
ficulty In getting bids on this apparently Indispensable
feature of th army equipment of General Jo tire's
All th wire s rents who Inspected the sample, shooit
their' heada and disclaimed knowledge of a machine
which would give th effect necessary to French army
regulations. It may have to be don by hand, for the
order Is positive.
Three hundred pound of wire are wanted, each
1.000 feet, weighing l.T pounds. It I estimated tho
total poundage will equip 800,000 uniforms with a pair
of the wire straps each. ,
In addition the French army wants 300 pounds' of
minutely smalt bras cylinders, used as tighteners for
French military cap cords.
Apparently the hlatorto red trousers of the French
army are still In use, despite their condemnation by
military critics, as the same buyer la after 10.0000 yards
of such cloth for officers' uniform. Four almost Im
perceptible shades of red are desired for the cavalry,
Infantry, artillery and marine corps.
A buyer for th British government yesterday be
gan a search for 600 motor trucks of from thrne to
six ton. Tests are In progres at a number of auto
mobile factorlea In and around Chicago.
Twice Told Tales
Some time ago the keeper of a museum waa
engaged In placing some new curio that had Just ar
rived from Egypt, when he noticed the perplexed look
of hi attendant
"Whaf th matter, Smith?" be queried, going
to the assistant "la there anything you don't under
stand?" "Yes," answered Smith. - "Her la a paprus on.
which th character are so badly traced that they
are undecipherable. How shall I clasa It?"
"Let me ee," returned the keeper, examining tho
curio, "Just call It a doctor's prescription In the time
of Pharaoh." New York Otobe.
A man named Jooea was talking to his friend
Brown, one night whea the latter casually mentioned
Smith, a mutual acquaintance.
"Makes me think of an experience Smith had a few
week ago," laughed Jones, "He dreamed that lie
waa an Indian, and getting out of bed, he wrapped
a blanket around himself and started to walk through
th wood. Wok up about three hour later and
found himself ten mile from home and no carfaru
"You don't mean It?" was the am axed rejoined
of Brown. "How In the world did he get back?"
"That waa easy," waa the cheerful reply of Jones.
"He lay down under a tree dreamed h wa an Indian
again and walked back." Philadelphia Telegraph.
People and Events
Th floating mine which sent the English battle
ship to iu- ioUviu ci.uibuted in a few hours
110,000,000 to the world wast of war.
If there are any more man-killing devices invented
by Americans, which the warring nation have not
appropriated, the curbstone strategists S.OflO mile
away, have not been able to locate them.
- Th caar tells hi "caunon fodder" that this la a
"holy war." and the sultan throws similar dupe into
hie trooper. Th kaiser claim that Ood la on hi
aid and aome of hi soldiers have Inscribed on their
belt buckle. "Uod Ml!t I' as." (Ood with us). UJt
the referee ha not Indicated a favorite.
Th Turcos whj are fighting with the allies In
France were so named by the Russian in the Crimean
war. The latter, mistaking thera for Turks because of
th baggy breeches, cried out: "Turooe! Turoosl"
The nam flung to the Algerlne sharpshooters of th
French army, and they put up as fierce fight a
any soldier In th world war.
The supreme court of Ohio has bloaked the third
attempt to drive a wedge through the workmen's com
pensation act. The present attack was on the cleua
requiring political subdivision aa well as the state
Itself to pay premium aaatyuunenta to th compensa
tion fund. In substance the court told counties aaJ
towns to pay up and quit growling.
The Prrimrat tali Srgra.
OMAHA. Nov. l.-To the Editor Of The
Bee: Thank you sincerely for your edi
torial. "The President and the Negro."
You have stated the exact conditions.
"Never before has an American clUsen
been compelled to go to the White House
to protest against such arbitrary and
persistent acts of raco discrimination on
the part of the highest officials In the
land." The fersUlenl discrimination and
humiliation to which the hegro depart
ment clerkr nave been subjected during
the present administration Is a disgrace
to this American nation, to which the
civilised world, war-harassed and retro
gressive, is today looking for the highest
ideals of justice and moral leadership.
We will fall In our God-given opportun
ity of moral leadership among the na
tions, aa we deserve to fall, if we wan
tonly permit injustice to prevail by cur
tailing the lawful rights and privileges of
any group or class of our citlsenry. This,
unfortunately. Is being done In widening
circles throughout these United States,
being fostered and encouraged by the ex
ample set by high officials at the na
tional capital. It Is against unjust
discrimination that we protest "not ss
wards looking for charity, but aa full
fledged American cltlsens," dcmsndlng
constitutional guaranteed rights. This
protest will grow louder and louder until
Juter conditions prevail, as prevail they
must, because right finally trlumpha and
because there are thousands of broad
minded, Justice-loving white American
cltlsens, In all sections of our country,
who are anxious to make thla a just and
righteous nation. They only need to know
the truth to fltrht for the right And
protest and publicity are going to make
the truth known.
The laisses lalre, b silent, keep quiet
policy has failed to bring relief. Hence
the resort to protest and petition ha be
come imperative. The delegation who
lodged their complaint with President
Wilson spoke In the Interest of 11.000,000
of people, by no mean an Insignificant
part, numerically, at least, of this great
polygenous nation. That Mr. Trotter
spoke with hi characteristic frankness
and earnestness in this Interview I do
not doubt. That he would be, wittingly
or willingly, offensive, either' In tone or
In manner, except Insofar as plain speak
ing, especially to one who i trying to
defend a doubtful position, might be con
sidered offensive, I do not believe; for Mr.
Trotter, whom I number among my
friends, is a gentleman born and bred.
Of liberal education, he belongs to that
group of college-bred men, who have ad
vocated that th race should divide, as
other men, on the great economlo and
political queations before the country.
The Boston Guardian, of which he I edi
tor, advocated Mr. Wilson' election upon
the ground that he wa a high-principled,
broad-minded Christian statesman, who
could be trusted to deal Justly with all
classes. Woodrow Wilson wa elected.
Whatever else may be said of hia ad
ministration, and ther 1 .much to be
aid In its favor, so far aa th Afro
Amorlcan Is concerned, he has been made
to distinctly understand that the reao
tlonery south is In' th saddle. "Negro
federal office holders have been ruth
lessly dismissed and their places supplied
by white even to the filling of such
posts as minister to thevrepublio of Haiti,
and by segregation and petty persecu
tions and demotions life has been made
miserable for department elerk not yet
Mr. Trotter and his colleague believed
that by calling President Wilson' atten
tion of these Injustices he would do what
ha could to remove them. Unfortunately
they found him an apologist for dis
crimination of which he I fully cogni
sant. No wonder that the Interview was
"thoroughly disappointing." ,w ; . .
President Wilson,, U .doubtless .a good
man and great, burdened heavily with af
fairs of stat. and desirous of doing his
duty, but the attitude of his administra
tion toward colored American 1 any
thing but Just. It I to be hoped that
th recent Interview, despite "the presi
dent's refusal to listen further to the
committee chairman, whose plain talk
waa unwelcome," may have impressed
that fact with salutary effect upon his
mind. JOHN ALBERT WILLIAMS.
Pastor, St. Philip th Ieacon.
Aa Seen by a Nebraska a la Germany.
PLAIN VIEW, Neb.. Nov. U To the
Editor of The Pee: Since September 10,
the day I returned from Oermany, I am
a reader of The Bee and must say I am
pleased with it I noticed in tho issue
of November II a communication from
J. H. Casaelman charging. Th. Be of
being prejudiced against the allies In the
European war, end printing articlo from
a Germanic standpoint
Mr. Caaselman 1 mistaken all com
munications concerning the present war
In Th Bee were written from an Ameri
can standpoint. Every American cltisen
haa a right to be pustxd on the origin
of this terrible war and express his
opinion accordingly without prejudice
towards either side.
Had Mr. Casaelman made the trip
across the ocean I did and got posted
how the war started, he would not blame
Germany and The Uee. The Servians
killed the Austrian crown prince. Aus
tria demanded severe punishment of the
mob who hired two boys for the Job.
Servla, braced by Russia, would not do
anymore than give their promise to pun
ish the mob according to their own lawa
at their own convenient time. Austria,
being fooled by Servia more than once
before, wanted more than promises.
Servia stood pat on their own propo
sition and war was declared July 26 and
th next day th mobilization of the
whole Russian army followed promptly.
This Russian army , was concentrated
at the eaat border of Germany July 34,
29 and 30. On July SI the German kaiser
asked why the Russian army had to be
at bis border, anawir to be In Berlin at
t p. m., August 1. No r.nswer was given.
The mobilisation of the German army fol
lowed th same day, or six day after
the mobilisation of the Russian army.
"I waa In Berlin on August 1 and' saw
the big demonstration on the street and
read all cablegrams exchanged between
the kaiser and ctar. On August S France
waa asked what stand it wouli take In
thla war. The answer was, "W will
watch our own Interests," and It army
crossed the German border the next day
England declared war against Germany
and Austria, because th latter would
not respect th neutrality of . Belgium.
Germany coulj not trust Belgium be
cause ther waa an agreement between
Belgium. England and France, dated
April 10, ISO, to th effect that in case
of a war between England, France and
Germany th French aad English armies
would be allowed to pea through
"I. as aa Austrian clUsen. cannot step
down low enough to excuse th terrible
murder of th Austria crew a prino by
th. Servians, who did murder their own
king and queen In th ame dramatic
way. Austria did the same as we did In
1S3S, when we declared war against Spain
for th sinking of th Maine." Another
thing, did Oermany or Austria ever lay
a straw In th way of th United States?
Po we celebrate the Fourth of July be
cause w got free of Germany or Austria
over 100 years ago? rIJ Germany and
Austria Interfere In our war of 1R61-S5?
Did they tell us how to regulate the toll
charges at the Panama canal? Did they
protest when the United States talked
about buying ships thla summer? Let us
be) fair, Mr. Caaselman. and we will agree
that Oermany and Austria are truer
friends to the United States than any
of the allies.
There were about 28.000 of American
cltlsens In Germany before the war
started, and all report nice, honest treat
ment. In 'fact, the only person taking
advantage of us was our United States
consul In Hamburg, who managed to get
! apiece out of us for stamping our
passports, which was not at all neces
sary. So there you are, Mr. Caaselman;
facts talk. Nobody can satlafy himself
or anybody else by being prejudiced.
If the editor of The Bee thinks Its
worth while to print these lines, he is
welcome to do so. H. 8TBINKRAUS.
JOLLIES FROM JUDGE.
cltyV"W " JUr "n eUln alon m tl,a
Fltie! lie s on the pool committee in
"Isn't your wife a clipper!"
"She's more. She's a revenue cutter!
Poetic Maid Ah, tho dogwood trees in
October are fairly blushing red!
t:npoetic He Yes. because they will
soon be bare.
'To you renlly love me. Wlllotighhy?"
"Huh! IVi you sui,r",! I'd be iniiR-ritng
my head off every night at your father
stale Jokes If I didn't love you?"
"Did you ask
about the fight
"And what did you got out of him?"
"Not very much. His mother Is evi
dently an exceedingly strict censor."
"There Is one thing that has always
refused to cose through my noodle," re
marked Jasper Knnx. the ease of Plke-ton-on-ttie-rltk.
"and that is this: If,
ss tho newspaieis aouid have us believe,
all briuta are beautiful, where In tam
Mill do ail the homely married women
"I hope you will remember. Caesar."
said the JudKe to his man, "th.u your
vote Is about your dearest possession.
"Yassuh," said Caesar. "Ah'm keep
In' dut in mind, JetKe; but at de same
time, suh. we got tun beati in mind ao
fact dat It don't nay to make It so dear
nobody kin affohd to buy it, suh."
GOD SPEED OUR CHRISTMAS SHIP.
little Jimmy Wombat
over at his house the
God speed our ship, our Christmas Ship
Thnt plows thru the ocenn's foam,
L'nder Old Glory s guardian folds.
For Joy, snd love, and home.
That those who In that stricken land,
May know sweet I'hr.etmas cheer.
And still thank God for loving friends,
While falls the silent tear.
God speed our ship across the deep.
Bringing good cheer to those who weep;
This message bear from hill and fen,
"Peace on earth good will to men,"
O'er stormy waves 'twill rise and dip
God blevs and guard our Christmas ship.
God bless the author of the plan.
And those brave hearts who gave
Of cloth'ng warm, or toys and sweets.
Perchance some lift to save;
Full well we know when duty calls,
The l'lnmo of sympathy 'twill fan
And nrne more quickly doe respond
Than our dear, generous Uncle Sam.
Then speed our ship, otrr ga'lant ship.
And like a white-wintrcd dove,
Pring to the warring nat'ons
The 1'ght of peace and love,
And may the sorrowing children
Waft klndlv thoughts mnv be
To youths of dear America
Far o'er the deep blue sea.
Ah! rr.e, how mnnv now will mourn
The'r dear departed dead.
And ns the time of m'rth drsws near
What bitter tears thvll she1:
B"t we will ask our Fnther.
With whom tbev now sblde,
To bid their eo'rts hover near
This holy Christmas tide.
Ood seed our shin acr-iss the deep,
Princlns a-ood cheer to thoe who weep
Tb's message bear mvn bill and fn,
"t,,rp on esrth tvd will to men."
O'er etormv waves 'twill r4" snd dltv
God bless and '' nu- Cri""iw ship.
MRS. ALICE WICKEN.
Fruit Laxative for Mamma, Dad,
Baby, "California Syrup of Figs"
Mother, daddy and the children can al
ways keep feeling fine by taking this
delicious fruit laxative as occasion de
mands. Nothing else cleanses the stom
ach, liver and bowels so thoroughly with
You take a little at ntnt and In the
morning all the foul, constipated waste,
sour bile and fermenting food, delay!
In the bowels gently moves out of tho
system. When you awaken all head
ache, Indigestion, sournes, foul taste,
bad breath, fever and dlirlness Is gone;
your stomach is sweet, liver and bowe'.s,
clean, and you feel grand. '
"California Syrup of Figs" Is a family
laxative. Everyone from grandpa to
baby can safely take It and no one !s
ever disappointed in Its pleasant action.
Millions of mothers know that It Is the
Ideal laxative td give cross, sick, fever
ish children. But get the genuine. Ask
your druggist, for a 60-cent bottle of
"California Syrup of Figs," which has
directions for babies, children of all ages
and for grown-ups on each bottle. Refuse
with contempt the cheaper Fig Syrup
and counterfeits. See that It bears the
name "California Fig Syrup Company."
There Is Honest
Shirt Service in
MCDONALD shirts are made to
fit and to wear to perfection.
Pay die price you prefer (J I and
up) -and you are potirivcry assured of
service and style, for there- are no poor
qualities. Every garment is made strictly
on honor, and styled to she needs '
of die moment. For work, for play, for
travel for hunting for fishing, for golfing,
for outdoor and indoor wear there's a
style that will pleas you.
ers hu m fiven to !l h details
at fit, fuhisn ssd ftnuh. for ins "dy off" sne
Your claduw or hsbardtihsr hu Own. II up.
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moit union skirt shot by IM R, L. McDon
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the safest, most reliable
and most popularfor the
common ailments of stomach,
liver and bowels, is always
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In the march
of Omaha progress
if you office "up the hill"
Business is surely and steadily pushing west
on Farnam street; every day adds some new
enterprise to Uxis ever popular thoroughfare.
AN OFFICE IN
THE BEE BUILDING
"Th building that is aluuayt ntw"
will place you in the closest touch with this
rapid growth of new business institutions.
A thoroughly modern, fireproof, well equipped and well maintained
office building, properly located, close to th,e banks, retail stores.
court house and city nail, iu (act in tne heart of business Omaha-
THE BEE BUILDING COMPANY
1 7th and Farasns .. Office Room 103.
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