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Subscrlbera I saying the city temporarily
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dress will be changed aa often as requested.
Thought for the Day
Soloetod by Villa B. Shlppoy ,
JVo man Uvet to Kimttlf atom, '
Wko Uvet unto himte fht Uvet to none.
The world" t a body, each man a mmxbrr it,
To add torn nuatnn to the public bliu;
. TVherf much it given, iher ninth ehall be
Where little lees. Quartet.
"Stop off In Omaha" Is a good slogan for
everyone in Omaha to take up.
Speculators in. hot air can safely bet on a
hamper crop of political promises.
As a sign of spring the candidates' merry
song has the robin beaten a mile, J
It's a safe wagef that the bakers over in Oer
many are not shortwelghtlng the loaves.
Greater Omaha Is made up of numerous
parts, but the future prosperity of one Is In
separably bound up with the prosperity of art.
Americana la Mexico who hare not yet
heeded the numerous notices to leave that coun
try must be considered ready to carry their own
. No leaves pf absence for city employe to run
for office. Only Water board employes can in
dulge political activities and be sure of an Im
But the Oould family is not entirely side
tracked from the' Missouri Pacific.! railroad.
Mrs. Ehepard Is represented and she Is' aa
shrewd and sensible aa any two ot the. family.
Washington's stock of "lame ducks" dimin
ished amaslngly within a week. The refusal .of
the powers that be to extend "first hid to the
Injured" started the lonesome waddle homeward.
While Kentucky raiders and regulators horse
whip men and strip women of their clothing
and go unpunished, discretion suggests that the
country work the soft pedal on Mexican out
"Billy" Sunday lets It be known that he will
not again - postpone his . Omaha . engagement,
(which presumably means that the other, cities
clamoring for his services can more safely wait
for their ailvatlon.
That rule against recess appointments , for
men whose nominations have been rejected by,
the senate does not apply to fhe) hungry faithful
la Nebraska because none of them has yet bad
even so much as a chance to be rejected.
The district attorney's office In New York Is
striving to find out why a 6-cent loaf of bread
and how the bakers agreed on the Increased
price. The testimony of bakers and dealers
agree that there was no concerted action,
simply a telepathic Individual Impulse to reach
for the extra copper. The unaffected Innocence
of the Interested witnesses has no rival outside
of a gallery of nursery paintings.
Changed Control of the Missouri Pacific.
The upheaval In control of the Missouri Pa
cific and Its allied lines had been so generally
forecasted that Hip, panning of Could domination
dos not come an a surprise to the business
world. It Is sentimentally noteworthy, for the
Oould family hss long bpen prominent In con
nection with Western rallrond history, and the
fortune left by its founder has been more thai
doubled by hU sods through their connection
with lines on this side of the Mississippi river.
The Missouri Pacific is only one of their enter
prises, although with the Rio Grande, the Rio
Grande Western and the Western Pacific It was
hoped to create a rival for the traffic controlled
by the Harrlman system In the west. This wsi
the rock on which the Gould plan shipwrecked.
The financing of the Western Pacific after con
trol of the Rio Grande lines was secured proved
too great a task, and the last link In the GouM
transcontinental system Is now In the hands of
receivers, while the Missouri Pacific has gone
under the new management.
What the future of the Missouri Pacific will
be Is not yet fully disclosed. The group of cap
italists which has just taken over the system Is
rufflclently strong financially, to properly re
habilitate the line and make It of service to the
great section it traverses. Whether It will be
dismembered or. will continue to strive In the
field Of transcontinental traffic has not been In
dicated. With the Western Pacific In the hands
of a receiver and the legislature' of California
demanding that the government purchase the
line; the Rio Grande lines In poor physical con
dition and the Missouri Pacific ' main system
much' run down, the problem of the purchasers
seems ample If the road Is to be made what It
ought to be. ... i- i
As one of the chief terminals of the system,
Omaha Is much concerned In the future of the
Missouri Pacific, and If for only a selfish reason,
will hopo to see it regain a leading position
among western roads.
: ' Venner Afain.
Another Venner circular confirms the dis
closure made before the Interstate Commerce
commission that the Rode Island , railroad ten
years ago paid this Wall street speculator $250,
000 for a controlling block of stock in the Ne
braska Central Railroad company, presumed to
derive its value from A franchise foe entrance to
and terminals' In Omaha. The circular embodies
the correspondence outlining the. details of the
transaction, In Justification of which Mr. Venner
gives his expert opinion that the rights conveyed
were easily worth anywhere from $600,000 to
We take our hats off to Brother Venner's
genius that successfully cashed In for $250,000
franchise rights acquired from Omaha for noth
ing, and commonly supposed to have long before
lapsed or to have become worthless. In' view of
his own confession, however, of the extent to
which Omaha has proved a gold mine for him,
it Is incomprehensible why Mr. Venner-should
have distributed all those other circulars knock
ing on Omaha, and Omaha's credit, just becauso
of a dispute over a measly $5,0(H forfeit. In
stead of knocking, Mr. Venner Should be boost
ing Omaha, whence so many of hia worldly bless-
Tha Apollo Social club tendered a reception ani
ball laat evening to Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. Qray,
ilia popular photographer, who haa recently taken
doutila iiarm-aa. Tha committees In charge included;
. K. Thornburs, J. A. Booth, W. J. Ward. V. II.
Koateri. F, K. Junea, It. J. Fuller, V. C Kellay,
K. C. Craig and O. R. Crandall.
Mii tienevleta Ingeraoll and Mtaa Ella HiBH.ta
v a delightful elocution entertainment at tha Cum
Manager Suva Meallo ot th Academy of Mu.lc
concluded nrgotiatlona wtth Colonel J. II. Woods of
theatrical fat me. by wlitcb the latter will take tha
academy on a five-year lease a 1th a vlaw to occupy
ing It vltn riret-Uaa ahowa throughout tha year.
Dr. Ayera and wlfa have returned from a few da'
.rip through Minnesota.
( lr. Ourge I Miller liaa teturned from tha ea.t
llw lit-nlea the rumor that ha la to accept tha poaltton
jf fiikt asoiatant poatmler general. 4
Auiong projected enterprise at Mouth Omaha la a
new alock exchange to b err. ted the coming aumnvrr
at a coat of from M)uO to 0.uu. '
Jamra J. Burr, one of tixt popular moldera In Ilia
non r'a. lfic la relol. Ina in tha rt..... .
Great Britain's latest War Hote.'
k). jpavld Lloyd George, has startled John Bull
pn several 'occasions since he became chancellor
of the Imperial exchequer, but perhaps never
has he proposed so radical a atep aa that he has
now embarked upon. It is the taking over by
the British government of all factories In the
United Kingdom capable of fuming out materi
als for uses In the war. This is a step farther
than Ihe German imperial government went in
its order taking control of the food supplies in
Germany, and. It anything, shows the purposo
of the British government to pursue the war.
While the action is Justified under, the im
perial defense act, , which glvea extraordinary
power to the cabinet of Great Britain, It will be
watched with skeptical interest.. As an. experi
ment in governmental control of the manufac
ture of arms and munitions of war, it especially
concerns those who feel that much hope for
peace lies in the elimination of . private profit
from the making and selling of military and
naval equipment. What consideration will be
'given the property rights of (ho owners of the
commandeered plants; la not shown, but Lloyd
George evidently means business.
Little by little is cropping out evidence to
support the conclusion that Oreat Britain wit
not so poorly prepared for war aa some would
have us think. The imperial defense act, taken
together with the secret treaties, make It seem
as If Jhe military authorities of the empire had
been quite as active, though more secretive, as
those of the other belligerent nations.
Versatile Voters of Indiana.
Is it any wonder that Tom Taggart. Tom
Marshall- and the other Tom-Toms can control
the Hoos'ier state, when a one-legged darkey can
vote ten times in one precinct? What might be
not have accomplished. In the way of piling tip
a democratic majority, had he not been physic-
auy nanaicapped? One Is lost In admiration
tor the talent of so versatile a voter, and inclined
to ask if there be any more there like him?
But the annoying Jnterference of the federal
authorities Is proving most dlscoursglng to tho'
patriots whe bad so carefully built up and made,
perfect a machine for producing democratic vie
torles. if the efforts of the district attorney at
Terre Haute are not turned awry, gome of the
energy of th active voters ot that bailiwick will
very likely be turned into more i prosalc" and
rractlcal channels, such as the making of shoes
and the repairing of roads under, state super
vision. ..... i
Electricity in the War
y rsor. kickaze. i. tvti.
ntM Kirl at liia ttuuaa.
A few hours before Senator Root retired
from public life, he drafted a brief but biting in-'
dlrtnient of democratic Incompetency. The oc
casion was a conference Report on the naval bill
abolishing the so-called' plucking board which
assumed to place naval officers In .positions
suited to their age and merits. "Mr. President."
he said, "if there ever was an example of a
failure on the part of a legislative body to do
Its full duty to the country It represents ou
find it hsr in what Is being done In this naval
bill by cutting out the system of elimination
and substituting nothing for It, leaving a lot of
men in command whom a former president uce
described to me aa a lot of wheeiy. onion-eyed,
old. btutfed puddings.""
S.lect Hetty far Conaaaaaleatloa.
WHEN we speak of tha uae and ahuaa of electricity
In was. and particularly In the present war, we
ara practically confined to tha application of
electrl.-lty to Mgnallng. The only other Important use
that electricity has ben put to In this war Is for
searchlight purpose. To know how electricity Is used
for the purpoae of running aearchllgTlts, Juat go to
Tlmea Square or Coltimbua Circle and see how they
manage the searchlights there to make their various
eshlbfts. It la practically the aame thing on the bat
The' nst uae la for telephony, ordinary telephony,
not wireless, bat ordinary telephony. Now, there a
not much new In that, either. In this way. They simply
have a telephone tranamltttng and receiving apparatus
In the ordinary form. With a certain number of thou
sande of yard a of telephone wire which they stretch
along the ground, to communicate wtth each other.
The only point I wlah to mention In connection with
that waa that stated by Frederick Palmer, who was nt
the siege of Adrlanople and spent about a week with
the Serbian army there. The army bad Intrenched
themaelvea In trenches which formed a large subter
ranean village. In this village th'-ra was aa officers'
casino, and another group or club room, dwelling
houaca for the soldiers and offk-ers. They had an
exchange In the officer' caaino, and from that tele
phone exchange suitable connections to all the vartoug
parts of this trench system.' .
Wlale Application ef Wtreleaa.
tVlrelcas telegraphy haa been used to a tremendous
extent In thla war. bo that It has transformed com
pletely the methods of maneuvering, and T shall de
scribe to you, briefly, the way that the French do It.
They have a central station for each army. The
central station la fairly powerful, so that the electrics!
waves acnt from It can cover a distance of 30 miles
In every direction. Radiating from the central
station , In various directions are the substations.
There are six main directions In which the substations
are arranged. About these substations are smaller
stations, and they have various types ot theee smaller
stations. One la the "knapsack" station, erected from
parts carried by four men In tnalr knapsacks. Each
man carries twenty potinda, and the whole station
weighs eighty pounds, and It lakes five minutes to
erect and operate, a knapaack station. Bometlmes.
when they have a horse handy, they can load the
whole knapsack station on the back of a horse.
.Then they have the "marine landing atatten. A
cruiser or battleship will send a landing party to the
shore and' In fifteen minutes after landing they erect
a station which can reach fifty miles.
Then, they have the "aerowfrelcss" station, or,
rather, wireless equipment earrled by the aeroplane
This receiving station differs from the ordinary Mar
coni alatlons becauae It is not connected with the
ground. Formerly, we thought that. In order to re
ccjve well, it waa necessary to haws the receiving wire
connected with the ground, but' It turned out that
although grounding Is a very useful connection and
Increased the distance over which wireless communi
cations could be received, if the receiving wire is not
grounded, one can still receive, but not so well.
So-( ailed Wfrelcas W hiskers.
The next la the wlreleas equipment called the
wlrelesa whiskers," because It Is an equipment sent
out by cavalry brigades. It Is loaded on horses and
sticking out a It does, it looks like whiskers on the
side of the horse. These are equipments which are
sent out by the. cavalry doing scouting work.
The most Important development, and a development
which took place in France, particularly. Is the auto
mobile wireless station. The automobile Is made in
such a way that It Is bullet-proor. The tnaid of It Is
used as an operating office; the outside, being of
steel. Is used as grounding for the wireless receiver,
which they raise whenever they find It necessary to
raise It. It Is sometimes raised all the time, so that
they can receive when they are traveling, through the
top of the automobile. These stations are powerful.
They use a machine for generating; the electric cur
rent, which la driven by a gasoline engine right in
the automobile station. Whereas, the others. In all
cases, that Is to say the "whlakera" and the knap
sack stations, and the marina landing stations, are
Derated by electrlo batteries. , , ,
A coda' la uaed for-tranemtttuig-aignals between the
various stations; otherwise, the enemy would Intercept
the mesaages. causing the whole system ofslgnallng
to be of no use. doing more harm' than good. In each
wireless company some- men have to be acquainted
with the code. Of course. If one of them ahould prove
a traitor and give the code away, then, you can easily
see, very serious consequences might result. But, so
far in this war, there haa been only one case In
whioh a betrayal of the code seems to have taken
mo mm is wnen the two German cruisere.
Rrealau and Ooeben, were In the harbor or Messina
and the English fleet, which waa outside with the in
tention of catching the cruisers, received a message
which they supposed was from London from the war
office, but which In reality was not. but from someone
else who knew the Kngllah code. It contained th
command that the two cruisers should be aUowed to
proceed, and they did proceed and escaped through
the Dardanelles. But outside of that there I. abso
lutely no oasa on record In which a message haa ben
betrayed on account of the giving away of the code.
OverhearlatT the British Admiralty.
Tha English government usea its stations at Cllfden.
Carnarvon and Glace Bay tor the purpose of signaling
to the various members of Its fleets as far as Aden on
the Red Sea. Kvery morning at o'clock. If you
wlah to listen to those snesaages, eome te our wireless
laboratory and your can hear them. They ara all in
code and you won't understand them, but it Is Inter
esting to see that, at "that time, they use a different
wave length. At 4 o'clock In tha morning, bur time,
when the war office gives the signals to the various
members or the English fleets, there Is. a change of
wave length and a Change ef everything else. That
la the code. So that, every day, the whole English
fleet, aa far as the coast of the VUlantta and as far ss
the Red Sea, gets Us command directly from tha war
In this connection It Is interesting to observe the
following: You know that, from the very beginning
of tha was, people were a little nervous about the
Knglish fleet; they didn't know- what these Zeppelins
iwere going to o; they were terribly afraid they might
get at the English fleet and destroy It Whenever a
newspaper speaks about the distribution of the Eng
lish fleet, it gives you a picture of certain elongated
black lines representing battleahlpa and their dis
tribution, reaemhllng a flock of wild geeae or ducUa
somewhere in the North ia. covering an area of per
haps ten or twelve square miles. ' "Of course," they
aay, "If a Zeppelin ever should go over the EnglluU
fleet and drop bombs, some of those bombs are bound
to hit some of the ahlps and then, having thus Ue
stroyed a suitable number of English battleahlpa and
4hua weakened the enemy's fleet, the Oermana would
tome out and flnUh the rest" and so forth and so oa.
But wireless telegraphy haa completely changed the
maneuvering of uaval warfare. The varloua memlvrs
of a fleet, while concentrated. Covered but a short
dlatance formerly, because otherwise tha couldn't get
into communication In case'of nei-esaltv- l.w..,i..
they had to aend a awlft cruiser te carry a. menace
irom one oaiueanip to another telling each member
niiei me commanaer-ln-chlet wanted dona; today
theae ships may be, and actually are. anywhere from
fifty t two hundred miles apart.
Kearalag the Uersaaa Ptaat at aIIIe.
i Now. the next very important uae of wireless taleg-
- fur ueiween cominenta. uermany la In a very
disagreeable position today. The cabiea have been cut;
tlieV hAVS H WAV nf Mmmiinl. .1 ..... . . .
- - . . ... M.,,, .j j tB -tin trtis oouairy
or any other country except by wireless. The station
here at fcayvllle. on Long Island, is the only place
where news reaches fron, tne other side. I think w
must be fair and give even body a cham One day
I waa called up on the telephone by a repreaenttive
of a firm In Berlin who are the largeat owners in thla
leirgrapnic company. He said: "We are lu trouble
j Our station Isn't operating and we do not know the
reason wny. ."Something la wrong. Now. will you help
ua out?" J said. "I will, pieln lleber freuiid." So I
told my esKistant. a aplendld fellow, one of the finest
young men la wlreleea telegraphy, and otherwise. I
said. "Armstrong, you go over to Sayvllle station and
help them out. If you can. Take the lateat Improv.
ment that yeu have In wireless telegraphy and try it
there and help them out." He did. aud the result d
that they have been receiving more nea since thai
t tut, than tley did before.
3 Jfyf 7 Rfl?
Let Farmers and Sanlnna Men Speak
ruonr.ncr. Neb., March 10.-To the
Editor of The Bee: I had the pleasure
of hearing the railroad offMals argu
ments at Lincoln before the railway com
mittee for the Increase of ' cent per
mile for passenger fare, aid wish to
state quite frankly that their .statistics
Introduced has ho hearing upon the aub
Ject at all. In order to JustiTy the in
crease they should dig up their receipts
and expenditures from the very begin
ning of business and tell us farmers, la
borers and business men of this state
how many, what sixes and how often have
they cut melons since their Inception and
what bonds was voted for them, how
much land was given by the government
and value, etc., ' so we can consoli
date these flgurea and. facts and see
what their profits have been, and If this
Is not satisfactory, let them show a de
sire to go out of business if not doing
well and allow the government to take
hold at their actual value, as the people
are getting tired In buying over and over
again a corporation's property and still
not own 1L Lt the farmers and busi
ness men of thi3 stste get busy end send
a petition to Lincoln with lOO.ouo signa
tures against this blllbucked up by ar
gumerrts that we know what they have
done to ' us In the past
C. U NETHAWAY.
Municipal Light Plants.
OMAHA, March 10To the Editor of
The Bee: I have recently examined the
reports of 2S5 municipal-owned electrlo
light and water plants with the following
results: ' -
Thlrty-slx per cent were sold or leased
to private parties within ten years.
Twenty-two per cent were shut down
or abandoned and contracts made with
private companies to purnish power.
Forty per cent" were operated at a
loss of 10 to BO per cent, requiring the
levying of additional taxes each year.
Two percent are about holding their
It is claimed that the Lincoln consum
ers are getting rates of t cents per kilo
watt hour. Why not iidd the readiness to
the charge of 60 cents per month to this
snd say 7 to 8 cents and tell , the truth?
And who knows whether maintenance,
interest and other coats are Included In
the 6-cent rate?. The fact Is that not one
municipal-owned light plant out of
twenty In this state Is making and de
livering electricity for anywhere 'near 6
cents. In many plants it Is .coating 10
centa per kilowatt hour. The people in
the smaller cities and towns are up
against It snd will be until they can get
current from some Central water or
stream power plant.
W. J. McEATHROX.
Hlttlnsr the Bnll'a-Kye.
SOUTH OMAHA, March 10. -To the
Editor of The Bee: AU hats off to "The
Klze of Bread Loaf," Mayor Tucker,
Annie Vlo Galea, I, J. c. and Walter
Ereen, contributors In this morning's
letter box. They are all good and Inter-8t,n-
' J. O. BLESPING. '
'"nT.'i'i lhi '? ,or -Hsslstf
OMAHA, March 10. To the Editor of
The Bee: Corporate ownership of pub
lic utilities has become odious to many
on account of the lack of intelligent
regulation by our city government The
crowding of paasengera on street cara
during morning aud evening hours like
sardines in a can Is a public disgrace,
and has done much to add odium to the
atreet car company, and haa caused many
to welcome the arrival of the Jitney aa
a cure of this affliction. Relief cannot,
however, be obtained In thla manner, for
when we lessen the street car company's
income, we also lessen their ability to
provide adequate facilities: lessen their
means for making required extensions,
and decrease the chances of their em
ployes receiving Increased wages. What
we need is a determined and Intelligent
stand of our city commissioners requiring
a definite number of cars on each line
during rush hours; cars of sufficient
number to give every passenger a seat
I realise this would cost the company
money, but the public are entitled to It.
and no, one but a street car official or
director can consistently plead against
It But In 'return for service of this
kind, I favor placing the Jitney . on a
oasis mat competition from it would be
fair, perhaps so "fair" that competition
from It would Lease to exist. Jitneys
should pay an occupation Lax In equal
proportion as now paid by the street
car company; they should be compelled
to furnish bonds to the city to indemnify
passengers receiving Injuries and a
license fee for the use of the streets. In
addition to this. they, should be com
pelled to . run their routes .the entire
length of the street car line with which
Let us be fair to the street car com
pany, but In turn be equally fair to the
lople in obtaining for. them street car
facilities second to none.
ALPERT F. MITZLAFF.
" " '
.-Hall Rates for Haallasr I. am her.
OMAHA, March 10. To the Editor of
Tha Bee; Kindly look at your article
headed "Lumber Ratea Into Omaha Muat
Stand. which atates that the aavlng will
accrue to the lumber dealers In Omaha,
South Omaha and Council Bluffs. The
selling prices st wholesale and retail are
based on actual cost, and the freight la
a portion of the ost. and when the
freight Is reduced prices are correspond
ingly educed, and when the freight is
advanced prlcea are advanced, so the
people, the consumers, receive the bene
fit when tbe freight on lumber Is re
duced, and pay the advanced prioea when
the freight on lumber is Increased.
I do not believe any lumber firm In
Omaha Is earning ( per cent net on their
sales. The reason for present high prices
on lumber IS because of the great ad
vance of timber and railroad ratea. When
the southern lumber associations re
quested the Interstate Commence commis
si' slon to reduce the WVcent , rate to
uiuana, i wrote ine .interstate c ommerce
commission a long letter, and giving them
the low ratea I had tor many yeara, and
which the traffic officials told me were
profitable to their roads, so 1 requested
them t change from iK'-fc cents to 3"
cents. Even this would be excessive and
unjust with present increased powerful
engines that haul from four to twelve
times more tonnage than whea 1 received
my low ratea, and theae covered twenty
years, so under present conditions even a
rate of is centa woUd be pleuty. but
present rate of H cents is excessive and
unjust. 1L N. JEWETT.
. t'eaaerlast Cs-ES Slaas.
The co-eds of Chicago university grace
fully submitted to censoring of slangy
words in the texts of their summer
theatrics, but when It came to eliminat
ing Oret lan costumes of diaphanous tex
ture wnerewltb the figures of the maidens
weie to tie rncosed rebellion started on
INe apt and the aiiow threatens to to to
pieces on the abitnitj rr.uirrnrnl of
wearing pel ttcoe ts.
Editor F. I. .tone of the liartlncton
Herald Is 111 with an attack of gri".
Editor J. A. Iolson of the Saiurdny
Night Review of t'lysses died last week
ater an Illness of a few days. Mr. Dob.
son was also raahler of the First Hank
The Webster County Argil. W. V. Ed
eon editor and publisher, la moving Into
Its new home In the State bank hlork.
W. K. ftrode, who purchased the Blair
Tribune a few weeks ago. hss sold the
paper to John A. Rhodes. The change
Is effective this week.
Kearney Hub: The editor of the Grand
Island Free Press, who dropped his wsd
in a foolhardy dsily newspaper venture
In that town, la lucky enough to be ap
pointed postmaster on a blooming big
salary. Therefore he has fewer tears tm
shed than might have been expected.
Signs of Progress
Private employment bureaus have been
abolished In the state of Washington
ty the Initiative. ,
The library of congress at Washing
ton, D. C, is now ranked as third among
the great libraries of the world.
About Vhree-flfths of the tobacco im
ported Into the United Kingdom comes
from the United Ptates of America.
Co-operative rural credit sssoclations
ere planning for the Philippine Islands.
The object is to help the small farrrtei.
The output of musical instruments in
this country Is constantly increasing, but
the number of factories Is on the de
New York Is sSJ to have more tele-.
phones than Belgium, Hungary, Italy,
Holland, Norway and Swltxerland com
bined. Fewer peoplei under twenty and more
people over forty-five are now employed
in various Industries than was the case
ten yesrs ago.
Aa million and a quarter dollars Is on
deposit in school savings banks In the
United States. This money Is distributed
among 247,000 pupils.
Ohio leads the states in the value of
ita clay producta and n the manufacture
of grindstones and pulps tones, and ranks
fourth In the value of its total mineral
Knmard Msrli nnd lead lis out.
Of these hlgh-plk! drills we re stalled
Out from under Wmln skies
Thnt of late the winds have equalled In;
1-ad us out benestb the bine.
Out where winds have lost their keen
ness. Lead us from (his blur f gray, ,
Out where landscapes 'lint of greenness.
Korward'Marrh and lend away
From the furnace and the shovel;
Where the sun hss ample warmth""
To heat the manxtnn and the hovel;
Whore the cosl-hln haunts us rot
Out to warmth and light and freedom;
Out from heavies which we ll hide
In our attics till we need 'em. -
Forward March and lead us) out
Of the four walls where we're rrropin'
Out where Nature hold her big .
Exposition in the open:
There a thousand wonders wait
Price an hour or so of hiking
All alone, or you can take
. A companion to your liking,
Forward March' and lead away
From -our cramped and dwarfted con
From the tonvnie that bites and gibes
From our perverse dispositions;
Out of discontent and doubt .
Where brittht nuns dispel our sadness
Out of Winter's woeful ways
Into Springtime, Into gladness.
Omaha. -BAYOLL NE TRELE.
To Darken Hair
Apply Sage Tea
A few' applications of Sage Tea and
Sulphur brings back Its vigor,
- color, gloss and thickness.
Editorial Sif tings
St.' Louis OlobeDemocrat : : The tabu
lation of war supplies sold during the
year is about as cheering as an under
taker's annual report on the year's
Washington Star: Nations which used
to pride themselves on contributing to
the world's art and science sre now re
garding themselves as fortunate if they
can provide their own food supply.
Chicago Herald: ' A dispatch ,. from
Vienna states. In effect, that when the
brewers raised the price of beer . two
hellers tha public 'instantly replied by
.raising aa equal number of "hollers."
Pittsburgh Dispatch: A Turkish minis
ter of war decorated with the Iron Cross
of Germany naturally-causes Some " sar
castic speculation as to the fealty of a
Mahoramedan to -the cross. ''.But. after
all, It Is not much, mora inconsistent than
the use of a cross to pay , honor for
achievements In killing.
New York World: General Kitchener is
now said to have started the story of a
Russian army coming around from Arch
angel to France via Scotland, in order to
keep the Germans nervous over the west
ern flank and to divert their minds from
Paria Whether or not this Is a true ver
sion, the suggestion of a war game with-
out mathematical bloodshed In it fur
nishes an agreeable variation.
Philadelphia Record: The most im
portant scientific, achievement for many
years Is the discovery of a process for
getting three times as much gasoline out
of petroleum as is now obtained, and for
extracting toluol and bensol, the bases of
high explosives and of dyes, from petro
leum. The latter is likely to make the
United Ststes independent of Europe In
the matter of dyestuffs and the former la
of enormous Importance in peace and
Wr, for the gas engine is now a universal
GRINS AND GROANS.
The policeman had a gambler by the
arm and, waa waiting (or the patrol,
wagon to arrive.
"What are you dalng?"asked a friend
of the officer,, who happened to be pass
ing. , . .
"1 am holding a card party," replied
the cop. Boaton Transcript
The Oirl and the Time met at the Plaoe.
"You are unwomanly," sold Time.
"And you are untimely in your re- '
marks. " retorted the Girl.
And Place knew that it waa no place
in which to he, with hostilities so im
minent. Philadelphia Ledger.
"Will the musicians be on hand to
greet you when you get home? '
"I'm afraid ao," replied (senator Sorg
hum "My campaign manager has writT
ten Informing me that I owe money to
every band in town." Washington Star.
"So you brand as a lie your opiionent's
statement that you have your price?4'
asked the interviewer.
'Yes," explained Senator Buncombe.
"Payment waa held up." Buffalo Ex
press. "I made Miss Oldglrl mad the other
"Hue said she would give rut a few
wrinkles, and I said I didn't care to tak
them, although 1 knew she bad plenty
to spare." Baltimore American.
"Well, I'm a bank director now."
' l-o 'way!" .
"Yep. Stranger aka me today tw
d'rect him to the nearest bank, und I
done it "Browning's Masaxine
Hokus I feel like the oldest person in
I 'oku What are you talking about?
You're not a day over 35.
rlokus Yea, but I've just been llttentiij;
to a iC-cax-old boy tell about the things
lie used to ao when he waa a kid. Life.
Patience I aee a Connecticut Inventor
has patented a hitrhing post that akto
serves as a rural mall box, being hollow
with a removable lid.
Patrice It Is to be hopa-t the horse
will nut devour the missives before the
lady ef tho. house does Yonkers Htates
"Urn. Yeast 1 aee an act passed recently
by the legislature Qf Texas makes It un
lawful for any person to get drunk at
ar.y placx except In his own home.
Mra. Crimsmbeak Well. If a man'a
home la ahere he apeuda moat of his
tuns that's easy. Yonkars Statesman.
"iillgvlna sings all the latest songs."
"Of co re. he does." commentml tha
envious Mrsons. "H, doesr't dure,
try to.s'nt a eons afu-r It'a "Id enough
l.-r peH. to know 1kw It ought lo go. '
- Wt.sl li.klc.ti H'.or
!' Common garden sage brewed Into 4
j heavy 4ea - with sulphur and alcohol
added, will turn gray, streaked and faded,
hair beautifully dark and luxuriant, re
move every bit ot dandruff,, stop, scalni
itching and falling hair. . Just a frw
applications will prove a revelation 1
your hair is fading, gray or dry, strag
gly and thin. Mixing, the Sage Tea and
Sulphur recipe at home, though, is
troublesome.. An easier way Is to ret the;
ready-to-use tonic, costing about to cents
a large bottle at drug stores, known aa
"Wyeth's .Sage and Sulphur Compound,"1
thua avoiding a lot -of muss.
. While, wispy,, gray, faded hair is n(j
sinful, ,we all desire to retain our youth
ful appearance and attractiveness. ! By
darkening your hair with Wyeth's "Bags
and Sulphur, no one can tell, because It
does so naturally, so evenly. You. Just;
dampen .a sponge or soft brush with it
and draw this through your hair, taking;
one small strand at a time; by morning
all gray hairs have disappeared, and,
after another application or two, your
hair becomes beautifully dark, glossy,
soft and luxuriant. Advertisement. ,
Combing Won't Rid
Hair of Dandruff
The only sure way to get rid of dand
ruff is to dissolve it, then you destroy it
entirely. To do this, get about four
ounces of ordinary liquid arvon ; . appl"f it
at night when retiring; use enough to
moisten the scalp and rub it In gently
with the finger tips. ,
Do this tonight, and by morning most,
if not all, of your dandruff will be gone,
and three .or four more applications will
completely dissolve and entirely .destroy
every single sign and trace of .it net
matter how much dandruff you may have.
You will find, too, that all Itching and
1 digging of the, scalp will stop at once,
, and, your .hair will be fluffy, lustrous,
glossy, silky and soft. ancj Ippk and, i eel
a hundred times better. J ' ;1
You can get liquid arvon at any dru0
store. It is inexpensive and never' falls
to do the work. Advertisement.
. . ,
' H is necessary In order to irsat head
aches properly to understand the causes
whioh produce tbe affection'' aaya Dr. 1. W.
Bay of hlookton, Ala. Continuing, he saysi
Physicians cannot even begin the treat
ment of a disease without knowing whas
causes give rise to It, and we must remem
ber that headache Is to be treated according
to the aame role. We must not only be par.
tlcular to give a remedy Intended to coun
teraotthe cauae which produces the head
ache, but we must also give a remedy to
relieve the pain until the cause of tbe trouble
haa been removed. To answer this purpose
Antl-kamnla Tablets will be found a most
convenient and satisfactory remedy. One
tablet every one to th ree hou rs gives comfort
and rest in the most severe oases of headache,
neuralgia and particularly the headaches
of women." ,
When we hare a patient snbjset to regulst 1
attacks of slok headache, we should caution
him to keep his bowels regnlar, for whioh
nothing is better than "Aetoldt", and when
he feels the least sign of an oncoming
attack, ha should take two A-K Tablets.
Buoh patients should always be lnstraotedi
to carry a few Antl-kamnla Tablets, so as 10
have them ready for Instant use. These
tablets are prompt In aetloa, and can ha
depended on to produce relief la a very
few minutes. Ask for A-K Tablets. H
Antl-kamnla Tablets can be obtained at arj
DON'T FUSS WITH '
1 Mustcrolc Works Kasier, Quicker-
and Without the 1511s tcr.
There's no sense in mixing up a mess
of mustard, flour and water when you
can so easily relieve pain, soreness og
stiffness with a little clean, white MV&,
MT'STEROLH la made ot pure oil of
mustard and other helpful ingredients,
combined In the form of a pleasant white
ointment. It takes the place of the out-of-date
mustard plaster, snd will not
MfSTEROLB gives prompt relief
from Sore Throat, Bronchitis, Tonsolltia,
Croup, Htlff Neck, Asthma. Neuralgia,
Uieadache, Congestion, Pleurisy, Rheu
matism, - Lumbsgo, Pains and Aches of
the Bsck or Joints, Sprains, Sore Mus
cles, Bruises, Chilblains. Frosted Feet,
Colds or the Chest tit often prevents
At your druggist's,. In 26c and iOc Jars,
and a special large hospital glxe for J.k
Be. sure you get the genuine Jdl'fl
TE ROLE. Refuse Imitations get whst
you ask for. The Musterole Company
Cleveland, Ohio. ,
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signal nrrh. The Ke'i. ariteMU-
lug columns am the ihanncl !i
)os to signal t!ii vui:ir.
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