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TIIK BKE: OMAHA. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1914.
THE. OMAHA DAILY BEE
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ma. thla Jth dav or Tecember. 1M4.
ma. mis .in ftOBEUT HUNTKn, ; ,tary Public
Subscribers learlng the eity temporarily
J ahould hate The Hee mailed to them. Ad
- Are will be changed aa oftrn m reqnwUxl.
High Hring too often produces low spirit.
Thanks, Mr. Weatherman! Your favors are
' always welcome.
The biRBer the guns, the bigger bore they
! "niake of the war.
' St. Jackson's day seems "almost to have boen
lost in the shuffle. .-...
And Governor Morehead will have a legis
lature on hl bands in another week.
Another year almost gone) and only a few of
the hungry Nebraska democrats fed.
Method is always a good thing, provided It
. . does not become' the whole thing In life.
Secretary Bryan might counter on the senator
' fcy suggesting Edgar Howard as the compromise.
Let the legislature hold an inquest on the
office of coroner and bring In a finding on the
, In a fight between an a'rshlp and a sub
marine. It's an even break as to which offers
safety first. "
The British raid on the German coast after
the German attack on the British ports leaves
It tit for tat.
In due time the Inquiry into the causes of
.the great European war will devolve upon the
Despite the tine sleighing conditions. It
continues bard sledding for the democratic pie
Whenever the censors slow up a little, some
' - body, over there - flashes, that . old one about
Francis Joseph dying.- ' ' " ' ''" ' " 1 ""'
" That Kansas City school teacher who got
forty-nine handkerchiefs for Christmas can. af
ford to weep for Joy.'. . ji
'," ...Th'e nation congratulates Its. chief executive
"in his fifty-eighth' birthday anniversary,- wish
ing him rnany .more and prosperous years, .-. c
... 4 .... v .- .
;t That .PBDnsylTgnlan who was handed an In
herlUnee of 49Q.00P on. leaving prison, doubt
ls klnoerety believes that "tirtue Is its own re
;.ward." '' ."'" ::;
Striking a mine, at sea Jnuat be justiaJlttle
exaggeration of the experience of suddenly get
ting a blow-out on what look like a perfectly
smooth road. ...,. , , ; ,
Nevertheless and . notwithstanding, : If any
body with the needful money wants to develop
our Nebraska water power streams, why doesn't
he get busy and do ItT" "
As If there were not already trouble
enough on the Texas border, the Houston Post
is now runnlng;,Jji .literary, output of. George
Bailey and Judd Lewis side by side. . f
Yes, it's a ood deal more pleasant to brag
about prosperity Visible to all who will look, but
don't forget that there Is still a lot of misfor
tune and suffering in the dark corners.
When the eastern railroads have had their
stockings filled by the Interstate Commerce com
mission, is it any wonder that the western roads
object to playing the role of step-child? .
New Hearing for Leo Frank..
Associate .fuertlro Lamar of the I'nltH f-'tstrs
supreme rourt ha derided thst Loo M. Frank
phall not bo exeuted on January 22, nor until
the highcKt tribunal shall have a chance of de
termining whether he has hern lesally convicted
of the crime with which he is charged.
The order granting the young nian a hear
ing before the court of last re'sort surely will
be gratifying to everyone who loves justice and
equal rights. Had Frank gone to the gallows
without this hearing, millions probably a ma
jority of Americans would always have
believed he was deprived of his life without
his constitutional right of "due process of law."
And the Main could never have been effaced
from the good name of the state of Georgia.
Frank was convicted In an atmosphere seeth
ing with prejudice and threats of mob violence
and was not even present when the verdict
came in. On this his claim of a denial of due
process of law rests. Mr. Jiintice Holmes had
previously questioned the method of his con
viction and even the trial Judge expressed a
doubt of his guilt. Mr. Justice Lamar grants a
stay on the ground, chiefly, that the United
States supreme court has never determined
whether on trial for murder In a state court the
due process clause of the federal constitution
guarantees tho defendant a right to be present
when the verdict is rendered.
Whatever the outcome, the hearing of the
appeal will go down as a triumph for orderly
Justice and new proof that individual right
counts befoVe the highest tribunal.
Again the Omaha Spirit.
Without any thought of r New Year resolu
tion tor the city, The Bee recently suggested th.?
need of a distinctive Omaha spirit, which would
give us "more coherent co-operation," for the
things that make for the betterment and up
building of the city, "the BPirlt that minimizes
faults and magnifies virtues, rooted in an intel
ligent appreciation of the city and its future
possibilities," so that he who runs may read
above every other sign, "This Is the Omaha
But with the appro h of the New Year, The
Bee, on second thought, ventures to suggest that
as citizens of a great metropolis with a greater
future, we could do no better than to commit
ourselves more resolutely than ever to this prop
osition. Why not make it our concerted New
The year, 191 5,, will undoubtedly be for the
entire country a year of great construction
work, of advancement and Improvement and
Omaha will, of course, share In this splendid
progress. But looking evon beyond the Immedi
ate future, can we not see the need, therefore
the wisdom, for closer unity of sympathy and
action for the city's welfare? If so, we again
commend this "Omaha spirit" to the considera
tion of our people.
Coasting a all the rasa, th hilla being covered
with tea, aad tlia boya and. slrln making ntoat of
vacation time. The Leavenworth hill alnca'iha w
tTrade waa completed la probably the best In. the jaily.
ana is coverca witn sieas iront one end to the other.
Tho Newport club held the floor at Masonlo hall
with about thirty oouplea dancing.
Deputy Sheriff Ore be la leaning on a gold-headl
cane, which U the gift of Sheriff Miller and other
A boy who clalmed'to belung to the. t'ncle Tom's
uabin company waa Itn. bfblud In thla city. )i aaa
ma mother owns the bloudhouuua and the donkeys.
Mrs. XJzsie Ktewlt. mother of John and Ktaggio
Klewlt of ttil city,' died la, Keokuk, and th remains
wiu uruuani to moan ror interment.
Paul Horbach, who baa been vlatlng hla family
here, will return to Troy, N. Y., the Utter part of
tna ween. .
Captain W. P- Wllcux la lying dancoroiuly til at
m r ndenci', vtz tiovard atreet
the Miiari Mattie and Ida rharp are bark ft.jii
I) i! m:ue, where Uiey vialted for aeveral weiks. .
A Satisfied Customer.
Did you ever hear such a remark as this:
"I've gone Into thai store for the last time. I've
been there two or three times and each time I
go in with my mind made up as to what I want
and come away with exactly the thing I don't
The answer is that some clerk more xealous
to make a sale than to please, haa messed things
up very badly for1 his establishment by Inducing
or persuading this patron to buy an article
which he did not want. Most any skillful clerk
Is eloquent enough to do such a thing If he sets
his head to It But the clerk who appreciates
the Indispensable value to his store of a satis
fied customer will hesitate to use his powers in
that way. While it is strictly the business of
the clerk to make the best possible immediate
sale. It Is a larger part of his business to build
up and hold trade, and that is not done by cun
ningly forcing a patron to choos between two
articles the very one he especially objects to,
event; though the margin bf profit be wider than
on the other, ,
Salesmanship is. something of an inexact
science, as uuccesgful merchants and salesmen,
of course, realize and the more of the sound
theories that get into practice over the counter,
the better f of both the roan behind the counter
and the one behind him. No store can have" a
more valuable asset than a satisfied customer.
Hayward'i Upward Climb.
The official announcement, already fore
shadowed la The Bee, of the selection of William
Hayward, a native Nebraskan, to be legal ad
viser of Governor Whitman of New York makes
all his friends hereabout rejoice to know he is
climbing steadily up the ladder. It means that
Hayward is making good in his new field, and
that as (he governor's enthusiastic and loyal
right-hand man, he will share whatever political
fortune awaiU Mr. Whitman, whose future is
generally conceded to be bright with promise.
That Hayward was born in Nebraska and
got his start here must be specially gratifying
to all his friends, the only note ot regret being
that his exceptional talents and aptitude were
not appreciated at their true worth by those who
should have given them recognition. For it is a
matter ot common knowledge that It was the re
fusal of his neighbors to back up bis ambition to
represent the First Nebraska district In congress
that impelled him to remove to New York, which
counts Nebraska's loss as Its gala. Whether our
own people will see tbe moral and heed the
lesson remains o be seen.
Somebody tries to tell us that rates for fire
Insurance exacted in Omaha are "reasonable,"
presumably as compared with similar charges
lu other cities. They will have to show us. Ac
cording to our best Information, the fire rates
are about as exorbitant in Omaha as the under
writers dare make them.
In the Wake of the War
A I 'ana correapondent of the lxndon Time who
was remitted to explore the front Tiy the French
authorities, notea anme of the Strang? aperta of mod
ern warfare, particularly the aiibterranean methods
of fighting on the wcatcrn front.
"1 am not a wnr correspondent." write the Parts
representative, "and to ma the moat curloua revela
tion of my trip to the front la tho fact that the
1en of war arc more evident In the llnea Immediately
behind the front than In the firing Una Itaelf.
"The men In the trenchea, tn spite of shell fire,
am aMo to push on. but they have come back again
to tho old hand-to-hand flrht In which barbed wire Is
thjlr great enemy. We have returned to the medieval
business which gave the name to our grenadiers. Hand
grenades are toaaed from one trench to another.
Trench guna, which throw a shell some fifty or 1M
meter. are again In use. Catapults ant
other arch lac Instruments of war have come into war
"Even the harpoon Is being used against that
deadly enemy of tho advance, barbod wire. Thla is
the greatest obstacle to progresa. Among the Fren'
troops there is never any lack of men willing to he
killed In cutting awny for their comrades the barbed
wire by means of nippers. Eighty pep cent of the
men who volunteer for this duty do not return, nut
but other means are less costly. The harpoon hai
been found extremely effective. A spear with a hook
at the end of It, attached by rope, la thrown over the
barbed wire entanglements, and then the company
In the trenches pulls with a will, trying to rip away
the obstacle In front of It. This will, no doubt, be
perfected, and wa shall have a gun to fire a harpoon
and a windlass to wind It up and root out the barbed
wire In which It la entangled. We shall have tor
toises, resembling tha old legendary formation of
Rome, which will enable men to advance on barbe-J
wire cutting expedltlona without the appalling loss of
men which they at present entail."
Romance of the. Sea.
"Two extremely Intereatlng facts stand out from
the record of Admiral von Kpee'a squadron and from
that of the Emden." says the New Tork Post. "It
was believed before this war that the greatest dif
ficulty would be In getting coal If It did not belong
to a nation with coaling stations throughout the
world. But these German vessels had no difficulty
whatever In coaling. Wliat troubled them was tholr
Inability to secure ammunition. It la reported today
that the Onelaenau had shot away all Its ammunition
some time before the end came; and the Bcharn
horat could not have been much better off. for the two
bore the brunt of the action off Coronet. From the
official report of the gallant captain of the Emdcn
to the kaiser, It appears that he, too. ran out of am
munition, lie then actually turned hla vessel towards
its pursuer. In the hope of sinking It by means of a
torpedo or by ramming It, but in a few minutes Ins
funnels were shot away, his steam fell off, and there
waa nothing left but to run It on a near-by reef. The
deadllness of these modem battles for the loser ap
pears not only from the fact that, like the Monmouth
and the Good Ilope, the Gnelaenau went down with all
on board, but from the official statement that, while,
about 110 men were killed on the Emden, only eight
were wounded. The knowledge that scarcely a slngln
German vessel haa aurrendered under fire, and that
the crews have chosen rather to perish than haul
down their flag, aa did the men of the Gnelsenau. Is
producing a tremendous feeling of pride and elation
In Germany, where they consider that their navy of
only thirty years' standing has proved Itself the
equal of the British In ability, daring, and a courage
which welcomes death for the Fatherland."
Tommy Atkins War Chatter.
Tommy Atkins' , fondness for slang Is proverbial.
The official dispatches have told how he dubbed the
largest German shells "Black Marias" and "Jack
Johnsons." but, naturally a lot of trench chatter has
not found Its way Into the official communications.
Wire entanglements are known as the "too."
"Flagwaggers" and "hello-wobblers" for signal men
are fairly obvious nicknames, and the Utters grin
when they hear them la only equaled by that of the
members of the medlca corps, who are known by
the somewhat undignified names of "poultice wal
lopers" or "linseed lancers."
The ordnance store corps has been nicknamed tho
"sugar stick brigade' 'on account of the trimming
on Its uniform. Tall men tn the army are generally
referred to as "letters," and more often than not a
cavalryman calls Ma horse his "long-faced chum."
buglers being "fiddlers" or "wind-Jammers."
In ordinary conversation "Tommy" speaks of his
clothea aa his "clobber" and the canteen as the
"tank." Te be in hospital la to be "In dook." whi!i
money la referred to as "oof," "rhino," 'the ready,"
"pewter" or "ahlnera."
A reaervlst Is a "dugout," a recruit a "rookie"
and a veteran an "old sweat A wheelwright In. tho
artillery is a "apoky," while the long service medal
la called the "rootl" medal "root!" being the along
term for bread, because the owner has eaten most.
Puttees are known as "war socks."
Isiadi of raaaonadlag. ,
"li'ngllsh people who fancied they could hear tin
sound of cannonading across the channel," aays t'io
London Chronicle, "may not have been deceived. For
Klammarton, who gave much time to the phenomena
of sound, has collected Instances of far-traveled
waves that put Folkatone In the shade. During the
siege of Paris, he declares, Krnpp's cannon 'that most
expedltloua of all vehicles of civilisation In the eyea
of the statesmen of this planet' could be heard as
far as Dieppe, ninety miles. The firing of March TO,
1814. which Bounded the doom of Napoleon, waa
heard between Usleux and Caen. ITS kilometers dis
tant Arago makes himself responsible for the state
ment that .the horrid noise of Waterloo could be
heard at Crell, 200 kilometers away."
"How long oujiht Christmas trees and trim
mings be left standing?' someone asks. Well,
perhaps that is a question for each to answer for
himself, but there is one token of Christmas,
namely its spirit, that ought to be left standing
permanently: .'.'.'" ' 5 '
The daughter of Speaker Clark is to marry
the editor of New Orleans' principal uewspaper,
whom hlie met at Baltimore, showing that al
though father lost out, tbe young woman landed
Twice Told Tales
"Die Germans, lacking gasoline, are making a
auhstltute for their automobilra out or fat," salil
Senator Oalllnger. "The Germans with their aub
marlnee and Zeppelins and Taubrs and what not,
certainly put modern progress to good use.
"In thla knack tif turning all aorta ot modern
things to good use, the Germans are like the Inventer
who visited the capitalist and said:
" 'I've got an Invention here that will make both
our fortunes. It la an alarm clock that we can guar
anteethat we can positively guarantee for It will
make every single purchaser Jump out of bed Uko
" 'Humph. That' a what they ah aay. But let's
hear her ring', said the akeptlcai capitalist.
" 'She don't ring.' said the inventor, smlllnt;
proudly. 'Site honka." "
People and Events
Only four more days to tha water wagon. Make
your reservations early.
Once more your jolly Uncle Samuel contributes a
mile to the Joy of living. Funeral fees are listed is
a taxable commodity. Cut out tha funeral and fees
A atate census of New York will be taken tn 1915
and . "00 prospective census Jobs lend a tone of sur
passing Joyousness to the changa of the state admin
istration. Despite the penetrating Intelligence, logical rea
soning and Intuitive force burnishing the record, the
present year cheerfully passes to 1915 the unanswered
question: "Who started the war?"
According to a report filed by tUe heirs at Oak
land. Cel.. Joquln Miller left real eatate worth W.W6.
The poet of tha Hlerras was shrewd enough to get Ms
hooka on aome of the land he sang about.
Tha Princess da 8m gin. formerly Anna Gould, has
tha distinction of having both her present husband
and her ex-husband. Bon I de Castellan. Serving In
the Krtnoli army. 1'ndcr such circumstances even a
princess may cherish diverse hopes.
I he M strr l'Hrr tjei imi.
IOTP CITY. Neb., Uec. a To the
Kdltor of The Bee: I do not care to
oc iipy so much space In your paper, and
wish that some other person might Iook
after this subject of water power. Dr.
fondra, one of the water power commis
sioners, In one of the state papers, says:
Just thai Is to be done on these
protect a Is a problem. Thev cannot meet
the con'llilons of the Kraut. The total
grant of more tliHii Ko.oot) horsepower Is
more teloftrlrlty) than would be utllUcd
under present conditions. It la
true, however, that nubile opinion In our
state Is not yel In favor of this policy
stHte ownership. The success or failure
depends upon the ability of the officials
Those who would direct It should be free,
from political Influence, and the market
should he Insured before installation la
Why ahould a water power commiasion
decide for the people aa between private'
ownership and state ownership of water
One of the principal charges I have
against this commission Is that It haa
carefully suppressed water power Infor
mation that should have been carefully
prepared In pamphlet form and distrib
uted to the people, by which the peop'o
may decide this Issue of ownership rather
than a commission.
When the doctor makes the statement
that 100,000 horsepower of electricity Is
all that would be utilised at present,
and that "the market should be founJ
before Installation is begun," he places
himself with the special Interests. Some;
of our people modestly lift their hands
to high heaven when they think of ap
propriating money to a municipal or
state ownership cause, but they are as
quiet as a kitten when Nebraska appro
priates 13.000,000 to move a school In
which only 1 per cent of the people de
rive any benefit.
If we ever expect to use electricity as
a heating agent, the price must be rc
ducd to 110 per horsepower per year,
which would equal hard coal commer
cially. If we are to develop our water
powers by private ownership, cheap elec
tricity cannot be had, because of the In
efficiency of the methods of privately
developed plants. The amount ot curre'it
consumed depends on the price. Hence
tho fact may be clearly seen that tha
consumption of electricity depends largely
on the construction of the power plants.
Our water power commissioners may be
efficient grammarians and school teach
ers, but their abilities In engineering Is
Just a Httlo lopsided. Even though they
say nothing In their report, the grammar
should be correct. Give the peoplo the
Information, then "let the people rule."
Socialism aed Dr. Ltebknecht.
OMAHA, Dec. 2S.-To the Editor of
The Bee: The papers report that Dr.
Llcbknecht. socialist member of the Ger
man Reichstag, has been forced Into
military service. What for? They fear
the revolt of the people, ahould they
shoot him on the fake charge and con
viction for high treason and, therefore,
force him Into the array where they
adopt the method of the hero and gentle
man to legally execute him under the
cloak of, warfare.
But if the perpetrators of that scheme
bellove they can thus stop or even
check the growth of socialism and the
growing opposition to unoertolUm and
militarism they are sadly mistaken.
There are other L,lebknechts in Ger
many, the same in spirit, who are eagerly
willing to stand and work and die, If
they must, for the aame Ideals he
stands for. In numbers they will not dare
to alienee by death.
You can no more eradicate the spirit
and philosophy of socialism than you
can blot out of the hearts of men the
desire for freedom and Justice.
R. B. BEN DA.
Charity at Home aad Abroad.
DORSEY. Neb., Dec. 28.-To the Editor
of the Bee: Dear Sir I read with Inter
est the letter written by a member of the
Belgian Relief commission of Upland, but
beg to take exception to It on behalf of
the poor of our own country.
One may not have place for charity In
Upland, but what of the dosena of poor
children of Omaha, the thousands of Chi
cago, and tens of thousands of New
No one could refer to our own problems
as something infinitesimal If he had been
with ma, not thirty days ago, on Four
teenth street In New York City and seen
bread lines, composed of women, children
and strong, ablebodled men, out of work
for no fault of their own.
I wish to be truly neutral regarding the
ravages of this European war. but those
who are acquainted with the conditions
over In Belgium know that It la not quite
so Innocent as many Americans are led to
believe, that the women and children of a
country must cast their lot with the gov
ernment of their husband's country. That
If country or man does bind himself to
obligations he cannot fulfill, one must
autrer the consequences thereof.
Not so with the poor of our larger
eastern cities, who suffer through condi
tions brought on by tho follies or faults
of our own government. Therefore, the
poor of New York. Philadelphia. Chicago,
etc., look upon our great train loada of
flour and food for aliens as a great good
perverted. That true charity ahould begin
at home. That though Upland be so for
tunate aa to be without needy, even Its
next door neighbor may be grateful for
tta Infinitesimal offerings.
That Hy Hall Merlin.
POUTIl OMAHA. Dec. 28,-To the
Editor ot Tho Bee: Had all voters of
South Omuha been present at the meet
ing held at the city hall on the evening of
De-ember and heard the harangues
against annexation there would have
been such a tremendous demand for the
linmedlata consolidation of South Omaha
with Omaha that It Would have swept
alt before It like a prairie fire.
The same old gang had control of that
meeting that haa hung on the neck of
the city for so many yeara that It la hard
to remember when they did not have
One man who has been at the public
crib for the laat twenty-five yeara aaid
he had never in that period of time heard
one reason why we rhould be annexed to
Omaha. That man alone Is reason enough
for annexation, without enumerating the
many other reasons why we should be
annexed. The howl about the people of
South Omaha about to lose their liberty
is rot and only gangsters could use that
kind of language.
When we ahake off the barnacles that
have clung to the life of the city for so
many yeara and assert ourselves by an
aexlng to a city that will give ua new
life and hope down here we will then be
attaining our liberties as American citl
sens Instead ot being enslaved.
When we vote on the question, in case
the legislature does not annex us, whkh
I bope they will do, there will not be aay
more voting machines to manipulate, nor
will the votlrur machine manipulator be
here, and with the t-lectton boards aa now
constituted, we will le given a fair ballot
and a fair count of the ballots as cast.
Tho city of South Omaha will never pro
p r aa It should until we s re annexed to
Otmiha, whrn things will take on a great
From the complexion of the meeting
Inst Wednesday evening It looks aa if
most of the so-called Improvement clubs
are under the control of the same old
gangs that have brought hardship to the
taxpayers of the city. F. A. AO NEW,
! LAUGHING OAS.
' You don't seem anxious to get home t'
. .'it,.- Ml '
"I don t care for the menu I'll get."
"What Is It? 1
"When mv wife finds out I forgot to
msll her letter, the first courao will be
tongue served up with hard sauce." Bal
"I your car a good one?"
"Dlmrlminatln people rhooM them."
said the glib automobile salesman. "More
tt our cars are stolen than any other
make " Pittsburgh Post.
Washington fctar: Discussions In con
gress with reference to preparedness for
war may grow sufficiently acrimonious
to call for a little cooing from the dove
of peace for strictly home conn u mo
tion. Buffalo Express: Disposition to Jibe at
peace propagandists who six months ago
predicted there would be no war over
looks entirely the rival predictions of the
JlngolBts that preparedness would pre
New York World: The question at Wash
ington? If Congressman Heflin had been
allowed to accept Congressman Moon's
invitation fn the house to "say It out
side." woul I Congressman Heflin then
have been Moonstruck?
Baltimore American: The new gover
nor general of Belgium announced that
he Intended to do everything In that
country to enable the weak to get to
their feet. Then the collection of the
war tax of 170.000,000 was ordered, pos
sibly by way of encouragment
New York Post: The members of the
Emden's crew who escaped stole a
schooner, mounted Maxim guns and then
sailed off in It to attack commerce on
the seas, have, In the natural order of
things, been run down. But no one, of
whatever sympathies, can refuse admira
tion of their splendid audacity.
Springfield Republican: The abolition
of the office of assistant postmaster by
the postoffice appropriation bill. Just com
pleted In committee, hes a spoils-hungry
look. The assistant postmasters are pro
tected In their positions by civil service
rulea In order to turn these places into
Party patronage, the house committee,
apparently, proposea to abolleh them and
substitute something new. Would the
new positions of 'superintendent of fi
nance" and "superintendent of mails" be
placed In the classified service and pro
tected against the spoilsmen?
The victim of footpads was recounting"
"It is true that I was not armed." he
exrlalned "but I was well legged." Phil
"Peorle w-ho speak English do funny
thlnss, don't they?"
"Why. they put stops on organs to
lake them go. Baltimore American.
"It must be nice to plav Santa Clsun
and bring gobs of joy to happy tads,"
remarked tho bachelor.
"Well, yes. If It works that way," as
sented the father of a large family.
"Last yer not one of mv kids was sat
isfied with what he got." Louisville
"My son." said the solemn parent, "you
have reached an age when I feel It my
duty to Inform you that I have been Im
personating Santa Cluus for your benefit
all these yearn.''
"That s all right, father," replied the
rrecocloua youth. "There shouldn't be
nny hard feelings between ua. I have,
fooled you about aome little matters
from time to time." Washington 8tar.
AMERICA, THE BEAUTIFUL. "
Katherlne Lee Bates.
O beautiful and spacious skies.
For amber wavea of grain.
For purple mountain majesties.
Above the fruited plain!
God she1 his grace- on thee.
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining aea!
O beautiful for pilgrim feet.
Whose etern. fmpaesloned stress,
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
God mend thine every flaw.
Confirm thy soul In self-control,
Try liberty In law!
O, beautiful for glorious tale.
Of liberating strife.
When valiantly for man's avail.
Men lavished precious life!
Mav God thy gold refine. '
Till all success be nobleness.
And every grain divine!
O beautiful for patriot dream ,
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undlmmed by human tears!
God shed hla grace on thee.
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
Saturday, Jan. 2, 1915
At the Great Quality Store
Benson &Thorne Co.
1516-18-20 FARNAM STREET.
Start tho New Year right by reading our
Ad in Friday's paper.
Next We Will Give
Now listen to this,
girls. When we opened
the doll box to get one
for this week, what
should greet tis . but a
pair of twins. Think of
it we were quite puz
zled to know what to do
at first, because one is
enough for any little
Busy Bee to care for,
but we soon decided
upon a plan
The Twins are to go to
the country to some Uttlt
girl living on a farm, where
there's plenty of nice fresh
milk every day, and lots ot room to romp and play when they are bi
enough to run about.
All the dollies so far have been won by the girls in the cities, and
now I am sure you will all be glad to help some little girl on a farm wis
the Twins. No one else can get them.
The Twins will be given free to the little girl under 12
years of ne, that bring or mail us the largest number of
doll's pictures rut nut of tbe Daily and Sunday Bee before
4 p. in. Saturday, January S.
The Twins pictures will bo in The Bee every day this week. Cut
them out and ask your friends to save the pictures in their paper for
you too. Bee how many pictures of The Twins you can get, and bt
sure to turn them in to The Bee office before 1 p. id. Saturday, Jan. 2.
You Can See the Twins at The Bee Office
Third Sled FREE This Wook
sends us the moat pictures before 4 P. M
Tbe picture of the Sled
will be in The Bee every
day this week.
Cut them all out and
ask your friends to aare
tbe pictures in their pa
per for you. too- See bow
many pictures you can
get and bring them to
Tbe Bee office.
The Sled will be given
Free to the boy that
Saturday, January I.