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'Address eommunleatlon relatlnr to mwi and edl
to rial matter to Omaha, Bee. Kditoriai Department.
Stale of Nebraska, County of Douglaa, as:
Dwlaht Williams, rlrrulatlon manager of The Bra
PubNehlne- company, being duly morn, say that the
average circulation for the month of May, we
DWIOHT WIU.IA1M. C.roilatlon Manager.
Subscribed In my presence and aworn to before
me, thla 3d day of Juno, lso&.
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Thought for the Day
5eecf eat by Mr. W. . Hitckftk
''Going through a good book i$ Ma w&'.king
in a garden ofJUnner$; tven if you bring away
mot on bloitom you will tarry 4U fragrant on
yovr garmtnti,"
Uncle. Earn to Carranxa, Villa & Co.: Get
together or fet off the earth.
The allied Teuton evidently intend to annex
the bear'a hide as well ss the tall.
It takes nice Juggling to praise the president
and the kaiser In the same editorial, but it can
be done.
It Is not what war censors tell, but what
they suppress, that constitutes news of the first
magnitude. " . ' ' -
The annual crop of diplomas grows with
each passing' year and dispenses more Joy than
any other "product of civilization.
; J - J.
Resumption, of train service In the west,
indicating a resumption of travel, -ought to be
reckoned, as a proof of resumption of business.
(As a vendor of rare days, June has a repu
trtion' to sustain. Imitating the ' weather tan
going of May Is most unbecoming' 1b the bridal
month. , ,
If J. G. Blessing prill shout as bird for
Greater Omaha as be did for Soutit Omaha, an
tiexatlon will have gained us 1 one rellsble
booster. .
(ln the treat world series for the champioD
at.lp pennant, Austria appreciates more' than any
other bush leaguer the value of a first-class
batter In a plnoh.'- v. .
Attorney Oeneral Reed Is going to let his
deputy look after the routine board meetings,
while he attends to the business' of his office.
Which Isn't bad plan. r
"According to press dispatches, the French
armies are to be served with beef on the hoof
during the summer. . No trouble In getting the
animals killed Is anticipated.
I 1
.Urgent necessity calls. upon inventive skill
for' a safeguard against asphlxlatlng gases on
the firing lines. Herein lies hope of an effec
tive' muxzle for gaseous Jingoes.
Constitutional Government for Mexico.
Prenident Wilson's new policy Is one that
ought very soon to end In the establishment of
a stable and responsible government along con
stitutions! lines In Mexico. The president pro
pose to recognize no faction, but to require all
to unite. If possible, and among themselves form
a government. This will require an adjustment
of differences among them, the abandonment of
certain personal ambitions, perns pa, end a gen
uine spirit of unity. Failing in this, the United
State wilt take steps to set up a government for
Mexico, regardless of the wishes of the factions
now disputing for control and doing only dam
ace to the country.
The incapacity of the several leaders for any
of the serious business of government has been
thoroughly- demonstrated. Their pretensions
to patriotism have proven as empty as their
claims to real ability, and they are no longer
entitled to confidence or respect. In the last
two years they hsve demonstrated roost conclu
sively that no one of them has such qualifica
tions as fit him for responsible duties in connec
tion with government. Neither has any of them
the confidence of a sufficient number of Mex
icans to give him enduring support aside from
bis "army," in event he should be elevated to
the presidency. In the natural order of things
all activity, save that of the guerilla or bandit
warfare, In Mexico has been suspended. The
people are starving, 'and we are treated to the
sptac1e of one of the self-styled liberators of
the country seising the corn sent there for the
relief of the helpless.
It Is the purpose of the United States to end
this condition. In doing so It may be necessary
to send armed forces Into Mexico, but only when
all other means have failed, and then on a mis
sion of mercy and to establish constitutional
government, that the people of Mexico may have
peace and prosper.
Opposing the Merger.
City officials of South Omaha are reported
to be In favor of entering suit to test the legal
ity of the merger of the municipalities as de-
Lclded by the voters on Tuesday. If they are
reany serious in tms intention tney snouid not
delay the action any longer than Is absolutely
necessary. It should be determined at the
earliest possible If the lew under which annexa
tion is to be accomplished is flawless. As it
stands, the course of the bill through the legis
lature is known to be regular, and the verdict
of the people Is affirmative. The only serious
objectors are the city officials, who will be dis
placed when the governments are consolidated,
and, some others, whose Incomes depended on
the separate governments being maintained.
All visible evidence Is in fsvor of consolidation,
but If the law Is to be further tested, action
ought to be taken at once.
Without the stimulus of a war order, makers
of galvanized Iron products boosted prices (10
and 114 a ton. The news combines the symp
toms of prosperity and the uplifting power of a
galvanised pipe cinch.
"is destiny a result of the reasoned processes
and ethics of finite minds, or Is it something
beyond fh reach of reason and the human
will?" demands our esteemed double-ended con
temporary. We'll bite. Is It?
Professional crooks of Chicago are disre
garding the mayor's ordera to leave the city,
business is too good to admit of a hasty exit,
ttesidss. their social relations render them lm
nune to the dust of political new brooms.
The last of the ldVt mualcal rerltale for the a-
mn pruved exceptionally enjoyable. Thoee contributing
to tha program Include: Mr. C. E. Squires. Mr.
Nye, Mi. Labrok. Mr. saurr and the Mlaaea Offi
cer, Jtufttn. Boultef, ftolhachlld. Market and Ptull.
The Thomaon-Houaton Ktertrtc Uvht company liaa
tMkeri tl.e leaae on a brie- bulldlna; between 4'apUol
avenue and Podse, where they will place their u4
cUtwry. " 1
The number of old houaea belna moved about ti
make way for new bulldlna lndu-ate a growm- boom.
alUr Dal of tbe Union Pacific general freight
dtf.aj-tBieat waa relieved of a M gold piece while
b&lTtiiif at the Nautorlum at Uie doom hour.
Ti. Omaha Waaei club la arranglna; for a great
aporl prog-iaru for July i. Including a teo-mlle nut
for u. chsmptooahtp of the northweat. in which
H li.'d-k wtll be the Omaha entry.
It A. llaakeil of The Bee left for Big Kaplda. Mich.,
and will return In bout ten day, bringing with him
),t wife, who has been viaitlng there.
;Tb Ciiineae Mother" waa put ea at Oelghioii col
! se hall aa an amateur pei-furmauce by the Hum
Mrv .vfitTihy, Km-I la Heelan. Nellie l-avb, JrV.
Urimvti Kila Crelgtiton, May DtVinn. Kliey farlin
ami o l' ci
A Notable Feat of Arms.
The retaking of Prxemysl by tbe Austro
fjermsn' armies will rank a one of the most
notable military episodes of the present war.
When thla great Austrian fortress fell Into Rus
sian hands a. little over two months ago. after
aBieee of several months,. Its garrison being
Vctually starved out -by tfie Russians, It opened
a way for Invasion of southeastern Germany,
and seemed to Indicate a triumph for Russia.
To be'sure,(Germany still had a word to say
about this, and the event proves-that It was no
psrt of the Raiser's strategy to permit the czar's
krmles to run unhampered over, that part of the
world. The Russian dah over Qaltcia, and the
campaign In the Carpathians, was soon met by
what experts say has been the most tremendous
offensive movement of the whole war. German
and Austrian allied armies have relentlessly at
tacked and driven back the Russians, step by
step, mile by.mlle. day after day, until Prxemysl
has succumbed to a twenty-day bombardment,
and I again held by the Germanic allies.
The importance of this victory is only un
derstood when the relation of Prxemysl to the
wheat fields of Hungary and the great farming
regions of eastern Prussia 1 understood. Hold
ing the Russians back from Jhla part of tbe
country means the Germans will be able to ralae
and harvest another crop before their farms cau
again be aerlously menaced by the army of the
csar. This Is the prime advantage of keeping
back the Invaders. It postpones Indefinitely the
day of short rations in Austria and Germany.
tfo More Duplication of Plants.
The Nebraska Railway commission is about
to issue an order that may have the effect of
determining to what extent it controle the erec
tion of public utility plants. It Is forecasted
that the order will be against the establishment
of a second telephone plant in an interior town,
the commission being opposed to the duplication
of plants. Thla conclusion 's sound in principle
and practice, and, had it been observed, it
would have resulted In Nebraska in the saving
of a very considerable sum of money to Inves
tors. It Is the function of the commission to so
control and regulate the service of the public
utilities of the stale that tbe patrons will have
little, if any, cause to complain. With this pro
tection, the public Is assured of all advantages
tbat might come from the existence of com
peting plsnts. and is relieved of the annoyances
tbat duplication certainly provides. In the tel
ephone Industry particularly, the monopoly of
service la to be desired, but it must be always
under publle control. It is so in Nebraska, with
resulta far more satisfactory to the patrons than
ere possible a few years ago, when competition
between rival companies resulted in duplication,
annoyance, and additional expense.
Tbe prosecution of a London newspaper for
printing uncomfortable facts is not a proceed
ing peculiar to war, though related to war news.
In peace times in England and on the continent
proof of the truth of a publication is not ac
cepted as a defense against damages. "The
greater the truth the greater the damage" is
I be rule of the courts, especially In the cases of
Individuals pilloried by newspapers,
A steel boat on its wsy from Chicago to New
Orleans with a full cargo, stopped at 8t Lcuis
long enough to start a little more talk of navi
gating the Missouri in its upper reaches. The
, Missouri Is just as susceptible of navigation to
( dny as ever It foes, the only thing lacking being
i the freight. 4'tils puts lb matter squarely up
to tb shippers.
Why Italy Went to War
y Caesar Begasai.
OMAHA. Jun 2. -To the Ml tor of The Bee: Let
m preaent some facta regarding- the entrance
of Italy In the war. Auatrte now bold Trent
nd Trieste, two dlatrlcU geographically Italian, and
whose population In mnlnly Italian. They are both
on the rojtli aid of the Alp, and would eaelly give
command of Venetla, and of the Incomparably fertlt
Po valley, to an army, Austrian or otherwise. Invad
ing Italy from the north. Northern Italy tiaed to b
the battlefield of every contending European nation,
na Poland la today, and the beat wsy to prevent repe
tition of thla, and to hold off any poeelble enemy, is
for Italy to have It natural frontier, th Alp.
No on miiat lose sight of the fact that the Italian
want th Alp a, frontier much more than they
want to nnlt to Italy the Italian uhjeot to Aus
tria, not to sneak of eome Teuton In Trento, and
aome Hlavs In Trieste. The Italian government, of
course, through the preaa, the sehool arid ether agen
cies, represer.ta to th people that the aim af Italy
to unite to Italy th Italian subject to Auatrla be
cause In this way it I more likely to arouse en
thusiasm tn th common people, who would hardly
appreciate the strategical Importance of th Alps for
the defenae of Italy. Austria waa willing to give up
a very small slip f territory between the Isonso
river and the present frontier, but the Iaonso raort
of the year la either dry or can be croeeed without
any bridges, therefor its value to Italy for defensive
purpoee would have been smalt.
According to th Italian note to neutral countries,
in th TrenUno. Auatrla would have ceded territory
up to a line run nine from wet to east, and paaaing
about aeven mllea to th north ef Trento. "thereby
excluding aome parts Inhabited by Italians." Th
statement of the German chancellor, "part of Trento
Inhabited by Italian," tallle with the foregoing.
Such a proposition would have given to Italy a boun
dary of no strategical value, aaya the Italian note.
Alao, according' to th report In th newspaper In the
day In which Italy decided for war. General Ca
doma. chief of th Italian general ataff. repreeente
to Premier Balaodra that, accepting th Austrian con
cession. Italy would stUl have had on It northern
frontier a constant menace. Another report atd the
minimum demands ef Italy were: Trleete, Capo
d'lstrla and Flramo to be free clllee, the frontier In
the Oulf of Trieste to he brought as far a Na
brealna aome ten mile from Trleete; Italy to have
some Islands lm the lower Dalmatla, nd In Trento to
et a frontier th border of the kingdom of Italy In
1811. This border would run eloae to the ttth parallel,
and would give Botsen to Italy, leaving to Austria
Meran and Buxen, together with the upper reaches
of the Adla-e valley. Clear-minded peopl in Italy see
that Austria cannot, and must not, be made a land
locked country, and with this arrangement Austria
would have kept nearly all Its present aeeooaat.
Tiscte would still have been Its commercial port, and
many more Italian would have been left to Austria
than th Teuton In and around Botsen, who wouM
have come to -Italy, A for agriculture, there la not
much to he had around the crags of the Dolemltes.
But th central empires evidently didn't want to give
up the atateglcal part of the Adige (EHsch) valley,
thla huge Austrian wedge eet Into Italian territory,
which would have enabled them to have the beat of
Italy In any question arising by. having It at an over
whelming disadvantage.
Italy Is alao at great naval disadvantage In rela
tion to Auatrla because, while the Austrian coast 's
full of splendid natural harbors, th Italian coast In
the Adriatic Is devoid of any except Venice, which Is
not much adapted for a naval base, I am told. Thla
Is the reason for which Italy asked some Islands In
lower Dalmatla, Islands, which' aa well as Dalmatla,
belonged to an Italian state, the Republic of Venice,
from the sixth to the eighth centuries, and have only
belonged to Austria for the last hundred year, and
whoa population 1 mostly Italian.
Tbs Adlge valley Is of great Importance t Italy
for its defense, to Auatrla only for offense. Had
Austria acceded to the Italian demand In this quar
ter, I have no doubt that other differences would
have been settled In some way.
- The fact that th treaty of the Triple Alliance pro
vided for compensating Italy In certain circumstances
hows thst Italy never gare up its aspirations to
Trento and Trieste. Besides thee under Austrian
rule. Italy has lorot other vnredeemd land, but
either they belong to now mflltarletlc state, and the
Italian nationality there la scrupulous!? respected, or
euoh lands are not aa vital aa Trent for the defenso
ef Italy. Soma peopl will say that there is no
precedent for a nation that turns an It own eiliee.
I think ther I om such precedent, excluding, of
course,' the esse of the Balkan states, and there Is
record even of a whole army going bodily over to the
enemy's side during a battle. But even if there Is no
such precedent, should Italy be much In need of being,
able to point to a precedent, while Germany, itself,
these very days Is making its own precedents, as we
see In case of th Falaba and LsisltauilaT
Could not Italy have had Trento. Trieste and more
somewhere else had It gone ( war against PranoeT
Tea, I say. But after the Austrian ultimatum to
Serbia, and Germany's rejection ef the British media
tion plan, the Italians became convinced that Ger
many and Austria, unprovoked, wanted war.. Some
body retaed the cry, "Remember W Any other
consideration apart, a war with Franc became Im
possible because against the national wilt.
As Italy was bound by a defensive alliance, I do
not think many will question Ha clear right to atsy
neutral. It Is easy to say that Russia started the
war. bijt not easy to prove It Th csar sent a tele
gram U the kaiser proposing- arbitration, and aa an
excuse for not printing It In the German White Book,
Germany stated that only document af Importance
could be printed there.
The principal scheme o? Pan-German lam la the
"Prank nach Oaten." a German empire comprising
Germany, Austria, the Balkana. Persia, Afghanistan
and India, and Servla had to be subjected because it
held th key In the realisation of this plan en ac
count of Its geographical position. The murder "f
Yancla Ferdinand juat made it possible to gtye some
color of right . to the way la which the war was
started. -
Ilerr Delbruk ahould be thanked for' saying that
Auatrla demanded conditions which would have placed
Fervia under Its permanent control. Ex-Premier Glol
llttl In the Italian Parliament aaid that tn August.
113. Austria Informed Italy of Its intention to Invade
Serbia, (no archduke had been killed then, and that
Auatrla was informed that In such a caae Italy would
stay neutral. So In 1U the central empires knew
they could not count upon Italy.
If Huron was a federation. In some way like the
t'nlted States. Italy would not care if Trento nj
Trieste belonged to Austria just aa Nebraska duean t
care much If eome atrip of land on this aide of th
Missouri belonged to Iowa. If this country was
divided like an armed camp as Europe Is, even tn
times of peace, and aome state wanted to force Its
domination or Its culture, or both, on the others at
the point of the bayonet. In many quarters there
would soon arise the determination to changw even by
war aonve of the me rt dan a tn order to make them
correspond with aome natural obstacle to the paaaing
of an army. Nebraaka, too, would claim all the low
territory on the right aide of the Missouri. Europe
rould, and ought to be. united. But aeelng what is
sTotng on, who can blame the Its Haas, because they
don't hope that nl union will soon come?
At thla Isst moment I see a map In the IJLerarv
Digeat In which the whole south Tyrol aa far aa the
Brenner la represented aa having been offered to
Italy. No! lOven Italy's minimum demands, accord.
Ing to the report I have spoken of. were just two
thirds of the shawled territory, and Italy, according to
official Information, was offered ene-thlrd of It.
Kaseraeaey Prayer.
Owe day. while Willie and Harry were playing la
a field they disturbed a bumble bee's nest and basest
running, with th bee after them.
When they had run Tor a few yard. Ilarrw breath
leaaly panted. "Willie, we ought to pray while we
are running '.'
j To which Willie reulted: "I know It, but I can't
1 think of but one iiraer."
And Willie. t'RfS admonished, called out between
gls: "Oh. lx)ruJTfo.r what we are about to receive,
luaka us truly thankful V National Monthly.
Blessing Give Ills Blesstaa.
tor of The Bee: I. not by this morning's
Be that a majority of the citizens
Kouth Omaha by their vot yesterday fa
vored consolidation with Omaha and
Dundee, so I ssy "nmen.":and. whll I
stUl Insist th b!l was unconstitutional,
I acquteac. as I am now satisfied a ma
jority of South Ovnaha cltisens wanted to
he annexed to Omaha. I congratulate
Omaha .ion it wisdom ef annexation
to Its already "Great city," on of the
greatest Induatrial cities in the weat, and
for its sge the "Msctc City" wss th
beet In th United States. nd while I
voted against the merger yesterdsy and
should have don so as long ss I wss a
eltlsen of South Omshs, I will now bury
the hatchet and "cure all aor spots" and
be a "booster" for Omaha, on of th
very best cities in th United State, and
hope it In turn will do all in it power
to help the south part of Omaha, o w
will all feel like working for the union
of two of the best cities In the world.
Sincerely yours, J. G. BUDSSING.
Sooth Stdere Rejoice.
SOUTH SIDE, OMAHA, June 2.-To the
Editor of The Bee: With an overwhelm
ing vote In every precinct of South
Omaha In favor of consolidation with
Omaha, we who have stood for the con
solidation for a number of yeurs past,
feel that we ar fully vindicated In our
claim that th peopl wanted to annex
to Omaha and whan a fair vot could be
taken. It Is shown that the people of
South Omaha are ready and willing to
become part of th great city of Omaha.
With practically no organisation among
the friends of consolidation, the victory
for consolidation Is the more pleasing
and decisive. It does not seem to us that
sny of the antl-annexatlonUts win have
th nerve to take th matter into court
any more. It does not look aa If tbey
would have much standing in court in
face of the tremendous victory for an
nexation. I have been accused by some ef the
antta of being the cause of th sentiment
down here in favor of tb consolidation.
Of course I would be proud to claim that
distinction, but It seems to me that th
peoplo o? South Omaha wanted a change
and they were bound to have it, for they
feel that things are bound to Improve
now. Ws rejoice In the fact that such
an overwhelming majority of the resi
dents of thla part of Omaha voted for
th consolidation and rejoice that Instead
of being called South Omaha, we can
from thla time on forever call ourselves
residents of the city of Omaha. I pre
dicted a two to on vote down here for
conaotldatlon last Sunday.
eUlIasr Some) "gtatlatlos."
Editor of Tb Beei Much pleased to find
The Bee of the ftOUi and news from home
at the newsstand here. I note therein a
communication from your Des Moines
staff correspondent ef the 1Mb. announc
ing that a certain circular is to be freely
distributed through Iowa, the contents
of which should not go unchallenged. It
is to tb effect that SO per cent of the
penitentiary expense, 68 per cent ef the
cost of maintain leg the reformatory and
feeble minded institutions and 0 per cent
ef tb expense of lnean hospitals -and
"all other Institutions" (whatever they
may be) is due to Intoxication. Such ex
travagantly fictitious claims (I will pay
11.000 to anyone who can prove that even
one-tenth thereof Is true) ar constantly
being circulated by th Antl-Ssioon learu
and ar merely a pert ef their well-defined
plan to pojsxm tho source of pub
lic Information with false statistics, a
fact well known to every publisher. The
statement referred to Is In line with ex
Congressman Hobson'a assertion In con
gress last December that alcohol kills
700,000 American cltisens every year. Al
though that mendacious fabrication, no
doubt credited by millions of readers,
was denounced by th unprejudiced press
of the country, U bobs tra persistently
from time to time and waa reproduced
only this month m the Modern. Woodman
ef Rock Island through an article by
Walter Allen Bice (whoever he may be),
and favorably commented on as "the
truth about King Alcohol." One would
think that a reputable Journal published
In the Interests of tbe many members of
tbat organisation would be extremely
careful and conscientious in selecting
articles for Its columns.
To show the total absurdity of Hobson's
claim I will quote from th United Kates
census, which give th annual total
deaths In the United States aa l.xuo.OOO,
of which 700,000 are males, so that Hob
son' claim that 700,000 eltlsen ar silled
every year by alcohol, mean that each
and evciy death of' mates of all ages,
babies Incladed. is due to alcohol. The
fact that nearly 60 per sent die under
14 years ef sge would eliminate -some
430.000 deaths from the possibility of be
ing du to alcohol, leaving only about 40
per cent, or 280.000 deaths, amongst males
of U years and over. Now th vital sta
tistics of the' government census classify
the causes of deaths by percentages,
showing that about 00 per cent are due
to a great variety of diseases, many of
them contagious, such as typhoid, ma
laria, smallpox, diphtheria, cancer, etc.,
which cannot possibly be du to alcohol.
In fact, carefully compiled statistics
show that out of s,000 deaths In 191!,
within- the so-called registration at). a.
there were less than 11.800 CSatha with
even a remote history of the probsble
excessive use of liquors
. This means that Instead ef 709.00 deaths
as Hobeon claims there could not pos
sibly be more than 1&.O0O case a th
total United Stats where alcohol may
poaaibly - have shortened Ufa, or one
fortieth of hat eur "kissing here" would
make us believe.
Th prohibition propaganda - depends
largely upon such and similar mtarepre
sentatloua. The professional reformer
realise that with taking away such fic
tion they will have ne ground to stand
on. With there It Is a remunerative busi
ness which thrive on Ignorance and su-
perstitt'jn, but what excuse has any re
putable journal for Imposing upon its
readers by serving out to thein such
glaringly false Information. Real tem
perance has nothing to gain by such
Th United States census bureau sta
tlst lea ahow for the twelve years from
mm to 111 that although the consump
tion ol liquor taoreaaed St per cent th
death rat during that same period de
creased 14 per cent. Bcientlflo Investiga
tions of the most thorough and reliable
sort by eminent medical aathortties have
shown that the strictly moderate drinker
111 outlive the total abstainer. In an at
tempt te prove the opposite certain lrsur
a nee siatlstlciaas and physicians try to
fare their figures inli lite strait jacket
of their prctmclrd notion and inva
riably charge up th results of xcestve
use to th moderate us which neces
sarily leads to deceptive conclusions.
Monotony, grief, worry, anxiety, laek
of Innocent pleasure and wholesoms di
version cause ever so many more prema
ture deaths thaa vn the excessive use
of liquors. A. L MET Kit.
At ths close of ths forenoon session ef
a mlrlsterlsl conference In Phllsdelrhla.
In announcing- the opening subject for the
afternoon, the presiding officer said:
"Elder Jones will present a paper on
'The Devil. " Then he added earnestly.
Please be prompt In attendance, for
Brother Jones has a carefully prepared
paper and I full of hi subject. "New
York Time.
'Our neighbor certainly works hard on
Ma lawn, yesterday he was cleaning away
all the dead leaves."
"Well, you know he Is a profssional
"What ha a thst got te do with his work
ins so hard na his lawn?"
"Why, naturally, he sees a rskeoff in
It." Baltimore American.
VtAesy 1CrIIS
an juncs yyfts prfTffTTP'.
'Tes. he's one of our leading cltisens.
He certainly has climbed high In a few
years. Why. he holds our best federsl
"Indeed" How did he get It?"
"His brother-in-law is our leading poli
tician." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"I have money to burn." said the great
heiress with due aplomb, or whatever It
"I shall not make light of your for
tune." he ejaculated.
"You ttet you won't," retorted shs, and
with that the butler ushered him Into
the delightfully cool summer's night.
Philadelphia Ledger. -
Eileen Viola Is to be married la July.
She always said ah meant to be a Jun
bride. I wonder how it happened she
Eleanor 1 think It was the fault ef the
man. who negleoted to ask her in time.
Brooklyn Cltisen.
"I told my youngster thst if he was a
good boy I'd take nlm to tbe circus this
"Did It work?"
"No. He said he tried that last vesr
and the circus wasn't worth it." Waah
Ington Star.
Editorial Sittings
Pittsburgh Dispatch: One Nebrassan
immune from torpedo or mine, cn or otf
th sea. Is William J. Many's the time
he's been hit, fore end sft, but to no ef
fect. Serenely he sails cn his way, now
and then dropping In to some
port to discharge cargo.
Boston Trsnserlpt: "The submarine H,
still in an experimental stsge'-fecre-tary
Daniels. Yes, we havs noticed thai
the Germsns sre espertmentlnsr with it
on American ships, while the Turks art
conducting some very Interesting sxpsrl
ments In the Dardanelles.
Baltimore American-. ' Arouse to In
dignation by Roosevelt's fighting talk.
Some Louisiana villagers wired him thy
would supply him with a gun and free
transportation to the camps of th allies.
This tnsy explain the recent commend
bl silence at Oyster Pay.
New York World: On her arrival In
Berlin en an errand of peace. Miss Jan
Addatns remarked: "It seems as though
th wbol world had gone craxy; ther
must be some little spot left where
reason will rule." There is such a spot In
Swltserland, a little state entirely sur
rounded by warring nations and - witlu
practically every one of Its own fighting
men under arms. There Is a larger pot
en th western hemisphere, but we heat
tat to name It.
Los Angeles Times.
When Cella was a little maid .
Of darkness he was enr afraid;'
She besrgvd us always for a light
To give her courage through tbe night.
Thi dread clung to her as ah grew;
It was not maks-belleive, we knew.
She suffered much, and so we tried
By shaming her, to rouse ber prM.
Our various ffort wer in vain.
Outlandish f ancle ruled her brain;.
She trembled If the evening found
Her with no nice young man around. .
She's all right now. Last month young
Who'd been away, returned . to town:
He's strong for Celts, and no far
Assails her when that fellow's near.
I can't explain why this should ,
H'd net give confidence to me.
In fact, I've more than onoe suspected
Young Brown by Cella is protected.
Well. I don't car. Perhap h feel
With that great ninny at her heel.
Each terrr she must overawe
Lest Brown it should devour raw.
rn?sv Avn n wwn
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This picture of the stilta will ha la The
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A small choice
but very choice offices
There are only a few from
.which to choose, but if any
meet your require ments, you
vfill he more than satisfied.
Talk to any of our tenants
and you will find the great
satisfaction tltoy all feel in .
having an office in
"Th building that it always nu"
Wo often '
222 Choice office Suite, north light, very desirable
for doctors or dentists: waiting room and
private office; 530 square feet. . . .$45.00
322 Choice office Suite, north light, very deairable
for doctors or dentists; waiting room and two
private offices; 530 square feet. . . -845.00
601 Nice cool ofttce with vault, near elevator and
stairs; electric light free. 210 square feet
for 818.00
Apply to Building Sup't. Room 103.