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THE BEE: OMAHA. SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1915
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: ' Thought for the Day
;TTtt faltering $Up$ th twut midsummer
ITpen is U$t step of morn July.
e e e e
Ani atf tm onmtnj Wfk Af heated brows,
, Oirt round with vKsat-straws; old young
One thing that never standi still the mov
flag pictjire business.
fiometltneg a political pull proves unavailing
witness Becker, the Tammany pet.
The only way to have good roads la to Im
prove them and then keep them good.
. . Down la Haiti, the consent of the governed
resolves itself simply into refusal to consent.
Those wheat operators are plainly Quite con
fident that the Dardanelles will hold out a little
w hile longer. .
please take note that the world's champion
thlp; record for wrestling still reposes undlmmed
in the lap of Nebraska.
'It looks as though the country will not be
"wbcl-'y safe until a few powder mills and gun
factories smoke up around Oyster Bay.
With the maximum temperature around the
sixties San Francisco can stand considerable im
ported hot air without undue perspiration.
A will filed in a Missouri probate court is
attracting attention because it contains Just
thirty-five words. It took a Mlesourlan to
show 'em. .'
If-acky the federal and municipal authorities
did not begin quarreling over prior rights to
access to the Eastland while there were lives of
Innocent victims still possible of being saved.
California's law against alien land owners
has been upheld not unexpected, though, slnee
Nebraska's law was declared valid that forbids
aliens to take and hold land la this state by inheritance,
"What we want to do most in this country
about the. European war," says Senator "Bill"
Btone, "is to keep our heads." That's so, for if
we lose our heads we will surely lose some other
part of our anatomy. -t. .... ,
The output of war books seems to be again
experiencing a lull. The temptation for the
author to volunteer predictions is too great and
so many predictions have already gone wrong
that the publishers must be rather wary.
, . Cratn is succeeding tobacco as the chief farm
1-roduct of Turkey and the Balkan states. The
staff of lire must have first call where powder
burns.. A diminished supply of Turkish to
bacco will not s&oil the artUtry of the label
Cace more the majesty of the courts rescues
a wronged husband from his oppressor. A rich
woman lured from the path of duty one of New
York's "flnesf with an offer of 10,000 a year
fin her husfcand. He was shaken after tsking,
1 tit the high court rules that the dlssatiefied
fci fa -annot shake the contract. The decision
reha masculine confidence In courta hitherto
dibi osed to give man tho worst of it.
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jarty of p-dJlere are worklna the town aelllnj
clulm.Kl to be "emuetled lace-.' of beautiful
y. Tt.- amootlitst worker la a rcry nice looklruj
pui Ijurting to le from Lfevonahlre, tr.gler.d, a
with r.t-r farnliy to th northweat.
J'.aa'.inKi tall tram l eo worked up over He
er.gasrruent itl the Cnioo I'aclflc that It
are iii&KinK up a purae of I1.0UO to put up
t a like iii''i.nt fur arwlhcr rlc of samca.
A. Miiiiroe. flitt aicislant frvtht Mtnt of the
i i'tri'ic at Kariftts City, l In town,
-it 1 "arcam trret (radd It Ifft the Chria.
. . ' h I It about Utan f'ft atreet level.
i' it Inn ti-.iw len auld to Nw Tork partle
' nl t. rtunh ia to b plarvd on wheela
.. t) i'-lfth and Davenport,
s ( .. I (.' In charge of the luenioila! ar1re
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i r) fi,- t'' ' ' CMrcliM-a will t-e h:!l on the
i ., i' i.mi In H yil oira, houao. The Glee
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Wall Street and the War.
Deports coming from Wall street tell of
such activity as must give Joy to the brokers,
whose incomes depend upon the exchange of
stocks. Just now the "war" stocks are lead
ing in the wildest campaign of speculation
known for years, Iron and steel companies e
teclally being the central figures in this un
healthy activity. This is due to the anxiety of
speculators to share in the sudden profit com
ing from the extensive orders placed by the
European governments, stimulated by the un
supported reports of even greater requisitions
to be filled. Experienced critics of the game
sssert that a general "trimming" of the un
wary is in progress and that professional deal
eta are reaping an unexpected harvest, more
than making up for the time lost last winter,
when the exchange was closed.
Legitimate orders for Iron and steel for
t'omestic use are reported to be increasing,
United States Steel having unfilled orders of
nesrly 460,000 tons more than a month ago,
while other companies are enjoying a similar
prosperity. Railroads and other heavy consume
ers of the, output of the steel mills are buying
needed supplies, and this will support the pres
ent boom to some extent. Another factor Is the
growing agitation in fsvor f getting the United
States ready for war, which process will ne
cessitate the purchase of large quantities of
munitions, and thus add to the prosperity of
the "war"' factories.
How much of the present agitation for "mili
tary preparedness" Is due to pure patriotism,
and how much of it is merely to stimulate specu
lation may never be known, but the Wall street
murket is a busy place these days.
Points to Be Considered.
The former treasurer of Dundee, who de
camped on the eve of the Oreater Omaha
nerger without turning over the funds sup
posed to be in his possession, has come
back without waiting to be brought back. That
much is tn bis favor. He has also arranged in
the interval to false the money necessary to
square his accounts so that the city will not
suffer any financial loss through bis steward
ship. That likewise is in his favor. He has a
family, too, entitled to our sincere sympathy,
v blch we cannot help taking Into consideration.
But aside from all that the case should be
treated Just the same as would be any other cus
todian of public funds who might have run
sway under similar suspicious circumstances.
Because he has rich relatives or powerful
friends, or belongs to a particular church, or
has been active in party politics, should cut
no figure with sworn officers charged with the
enforcement of the law it is up to them to
decide whether or not they have a caso calling
for action if'they have, to act if not, to say so
nnd clear the man from odium.
Japan It Making-Progrre".
The cabinet crisis in Japan suggests that in
practical politics the empire of the Rising Sun
is making progress, as well as in other ways of
western civilisation. Bribery in connection with
the election of a member of the Japanese Par
1'amedt is the basis for the upheaval, one of the
ministers of the government being accused of
accepting' handsome bonus for sidetracking the
opponent of a friend. This disclosure was nat
urally attended by something of a popular out
cry, with a demand for the retirement of the
offending cabinet officer. Enough of the samu
rai spirit prevails, however, to support Premier
Okuma in the idea that what affects one mem
ber of the cabinet affects all, and so he and his
associates laid down their offices in a body. For
the present the outcome Is undetermined, but
the illustration of how happily the Japanese are
blending oriental and occidental methods of po
litical procedure is quite edifying.
Get the Facts First
A dispute between authority of the United
Slates and the city of Chicago Is developing In
the proceedings in connection with the Eastland
disaster, which can only serve to give color to
the suspicion that some effort to gloss over re
sponsibility ia under way. The first effort ought
to be to get at the exact facts. In doing this the
federal and city government can easily co-operate.
Nothing that is essential to the full dis
closure of everything connected with the horror
should be left under cover. After the facts are
established, responsibility may be fixed. On the
surface it looks as if there were blame enough
for all, but the truth in connection with the clr
cumstances of the wreck must be made known
before culpability is finally determined. i
Wiping- Out the- Ward.
The re-arrangement of the city into twelve
"wards," taking In the annexed area, reminds
us that this redisricting is practically meaning
less and almost unnecessary, because with the
repeated changes in our machinery of govern
ment the ward has been wiped out bo far as
serving any purpose useful or otherwise.
; There was a time when the ward was a dis
tinct area of local government In Omaha as in
most cities when we had ward councllpien,
ward assessors, six Justice courta to correspond
with the number of wards and later ward repre
sentation in the School board. The importance
of the ward was further accentuated by the fact
that, before the direct primaries, it was the unit
of apportionment for convention delegates and
party committees and telling the ward a man
lived In waa the most intelligible way to desig
nate and identify him.
But the commission plan for cities has put
the ward councilman oft the map. Our new mu
nicipal court system soon to be Inaugurated fin
ishes the remnant of ward Justice of the peace
and constables. The ward assessors disappeared
long ago and now the election of School board
members at large and on petition nominations
decreed by the last legislature eliminates the
ward from public school management. So far
as we are able to ascertain, the onlyplare where
the law still recognizes the ward as such ta in
the provision requiring the signatures of a speci
fied number of freeholders of the ward on the
license application of each liquor dealer or
The conoty commUstoner district, the school
district, the fire district, the legislative district,
even the sewer district and paving district, have
a valid reason for being, but the "ward" pre
sumably in its origin the territory for "watch
and ward" In the days of slf-poliiing has now
with us, lust its lt excuse,
The War and tho Jews
leraol Sana-will U the HatropoUtas
fBRB la no luck for lararl." ansa the Talmud
Individual Jews are frequently shrewd and
fortunate, hut as a people Israel la. In his own ex
pressive Idiom, a FcMemlhl, a haplcas ne'er-do-well.
Twenty centurlea of wandering find him concentrated
preclneljr In the valley of Armage(W1on. And here In
a hundred places he muat again sraap the Wanderer's
staff.' Fymhollc Is the figure of the chief rabbi of
Serbia wandering acroaa Europe to beg for his pitiful
flock. A workhouse and a hotel at London are con
Kestod with Belgian Jewa. Forty ravaged towns have
poured their Ghetto Into Waraaw. Prague. Vlonna,
Rudapeat, see the sullenly with refugees. A census
taken of Jews who fled Into Alexandria showed
subjects of England, France. Rusela. Bpaln, America,
Turkey, rerala, Roumanla, Italy, Oreece and Kerbia,
while another thousand had already wandered farther
to other Egyptian cities, to America, Australia,
South Africa, Ruaaia. The only Important section of
Jewry that has eecaped the war Is that which has
poured itaelf Into the American melting pot And
not only are ten of the thirteen millions of Jewry In
the European cockpit; nearly X,noo,000 are at the
fiercest center of fighting In Poland.
Poland Nt It German, Ruaaian or Austrian Po
landIs pre-eminently the home of Jewry, and Poland
even more than Belgium haa been the heart of hell
For two of the powera that- combined to dlamember
It ere now fighting the third acroaa Its fragment,
and Jewish population are at their thickest along
(lioee flOO miles of border country through which Ruasla
Invade east Pruealan Poland or Qallclan Poland,
Germany hacks Its way toward Waraaw, or Auatrla
hurl its counter attack.
The accident of a aerie of peculiarly wise and
tolerant monarch opened Poland to a large volume
of Jewiah immigration and even gave It Jew a
meaaure of autonomy and dignity. Tliey were the
recognized provider of an urban and Industrial
population to a mainly agricultural people. Thus
were they collected for the holocaust of today. For,
of courae, the partition of Poland left them stl'.l
pullulating, whether In Pruaalan Dantlg, RtiMlan
Warsaw or Austrian Lemberg. And not only have
they duplicated the tragedy of the Poles In having
to fight what la pmetioally a civil war, not only have
they Buffered almoat equally In the ruin of Poland
so poignantly deacrtbed by Paderewskl, In the burn
ing, bombarding, pillaging, trampling, not only
have they shared In th mlaerlea of towns taken and
retaken by the rival ermlea, but they have been ac
cused hysterically or craftily before both belligerents
of espionage or treachery, and even of poisoning the
wells, and crucified by both. Hundreds have been
Shot, knmiteoX hanged, Imprleoned aa hoatagea; women
have been outraged, whole populations have fled,
some before the enemy, many hounded out by their,
own military authorities, wandering but not Into the
wide world. Into the town outside the Pale they
might not eacapa them were not open even to th
wounded soldier. In the long hiatory of the martyr
people there Is no ghastlier chapter. "
At the outbreak of the war an excited English
woman, hearing that the Cologne Oasette, aald to
be run by Jews, was abusing England, wrote to me,
foaming at the quill, demanding that the Jewa should
stop th paper. That the Jews do not exist, or that
an EnglUh Jew could not polb!y Interfere with the
patriotic Journalism of a German aubject, nay. that
the abuse In th Cologne Gesetta wss actually a
proof of Jewiah loyality, did not occur to the worthy
woman. Tet th brtefeat examination of th fact
would have shown her that th Jews merely reflect"
their environment, tf with a stronger tinge of color
due to their more vivid temperament, their gratitude
and attachment to their havens and fatherlands, and
their snxlety to prove themselves more patrlotle than
the patriot. It 1 but rarely that a Jew makes th
faintest crltlolm of hi country In war-fever, and
when he does eo. he ts disavowed by hi community
and It pre. For the Jew Ms country can do no
Wherever w turn, ' therefore, w find the Jew
prominently patrlotlo. In England th lata Lord
Rothacblld presided over th Red Cros fund, and
the lord chief Justice Is understood to hav aved th
financial situation not only for England, but for all
Its allies. In Germany Herr Balltn, the Jew who r
fuaed the baptlamal path to preferment, th creator
of th mercantile marine, and now th organiser of
th national food-supply, stands as th kaiser's friend,
Interpreter and henchman, while Maximilian Harden
brasenty voices th go" pel of Pruaslanlsm, and Ernst
Llsaauer Jew converted to th religion of love
Ing "Th Song of Hate." In France, Dreyfus a
more Christian Jew albeit unbaptlied hi charge of a
battery to the north of Paris, while General Her
mann, grand officer of the Legion of Honor, com
mand an army corps. In Turkey, th racially Jewlaa
Knver Bey la th ruling spirit, having defeated th
Jewish D J avid Bey, who waa for alliance with France,
while Italy, on th contrary, ha Joined th allies,
through the Influence of Baron Bonnlno, th son of a
Jew. The military hospttals of Turkey ar all under
the direction of th Austrian Jew, Hecker. In Hun
gary It 1 th Jewa who, with th Magyar, are thn
brain of the nation. Belgium haa sent several thou
sand Jewa to th color and at a moment when Bel
gium's fate hang upon England, has entruated it
lntereats at tbe Court of St. Jame to a Jewish mini
ster, Mr. Hymana. Twenty thousand Jews are fight
ing for th British empire, 60.000 for th German, a
170.000 for th Auatro-Hungailan, and KOXtift for th
Russian. Two thousand five hundred Jew fight
for Herbla. Bven from Morocco and Tripoli com
Jewish troop they number 30 per cent of th Zouaves
From Australia, New Zealand, from Canada, Boutu
Africa, from every posseaalon and dependency, stream
Jewish soldiers or sailors. Even th little contlngert
from Rhodesia, had Jew and the firat Britlah ol
die to fall In German southwest Africa, was Ben
Rablnaon, a famous athlete. In Buluweyo half a
company of reserves is composed of Jews. "
When Joseph Chgmbertaln offered th Zionist
a plateau In East Africa, the half-dosen local Britons
held a "mass meeting" of protest. Tet today, though
the offer wa rejected of th Z.onists, fifty Jewish
volunteers among them Captain Blumenthal, of the
artillery, and I leutenant Eckstein, of the Mounted
Rifles are serving In th defense fore enlisted at
Nairobi. Letter from British Jewa published In a
single number of th Jewish World, taken at random,
reveal the writer as with the Australian fighting
force In Egypt, with th Japanese at th taking of
Talng-Tau, with th grand fleet In th North Pea,
while the killed and woondeA In the same Issue range
over almost every Brtttsh regiment, from the historic
Black Watch, Grenadier Guards or King's Own Scotch
Borderera down to th lateat Mlddleeex and Man.
Chester creations. One distinguished family alone
the Splelmanna boaeta thlrty-flv member with th
force. A letter of thank from the king ha pub
lished th fact that an obscure Jew In a Londjn
suburb ha five son at the front
"Th Jewish bravery astonished us all." said the
tc governor of Kovno, anV. Indeed, the heroism of
th Russian Jew has become a household word. More
than 300 private they cannot b officer have been
acoo nled the Order of Bt George. One Jew, who
brought down a German aeroplane, waa awarded all
four degree of th order at once. In Gnalaad Lieut
nant de Paa won the Victoria Cross for carrying
wounded man out of heavy fire, and perished a few
hours later la tr)lng to capture a German sap. In
Austria up to the end of the year the Jew had won
til medal, croaeea. etc. "I give my life for th victory
of France and th peace of th world," wrote a yount
immigrant Jew who died on the battlefield. A col
lection of letter from German eoldlera, published by
th Jewiah Bookshop of Berlin, reveal equal devotion
to Germany. And to th question. "What ahall It
profit th Jew to fight for the whole world T'' a Yid
dish Journalist, Morrla Myer. haa found a noble aoawtr.
There Is a unity behind all thia seeming sl f-con-tradlctlon,
fce polnta out "All these Jew are dying
for tle cam thtug for the honor of th Jewish nam.'
Women r now ell1bl to membership In th
National In Ion of Railway Men tn England, a notice
to that effect having been eent out from London o
June S4. Ho many women are neoeasainly employed
on the rallroatls terue of th shortage of , men.
It ws deemed ripedU'iit to admit them to th union.
Kind of Patter that Help Oasahe.
BAR HARBOR, Me., July 17. To the
Editor of The Bee: Please send to me at
my summer address a copy of Th Omaha
Bee dally long a the enclosed sub
scription will carry It.
I read your paper recently on a west
ern trip and found it full of th right
spirit and far more Interesting by far
than any of the western papers. R. A.
Why Hot rosjsalt th Artists f
OMAHA, July 30.-To th Editor of Th
Bee. Th object of the " Friend of Art''
1 roost com mend sble. We hope that It
will be productive of good result, but
what one of the men In their various
Hit know intimately th subject they
sre tackling? If my of these estimable
gentlemen desired to purchase a ptano
would they tak Implicitly the word of
the piano dealer, or would they rather
rely bn the word of om musician?
In other word. It seem to me that lb
whole trouble In art affair In this city
Is that the at tie ar not consulted. The
average individual relies on hi own like
snd dislikes. He can not see that the
ortUt. who Is 'making a life study of
painting, la a far better Judg of the
lasting quality of paint and can tell th
difference between good and bad art, and
is perhaps better able to pass upon pos
sible purchssrs. Tske for example a
painting that ha a rough, poroua sur
faceas an investment It would be poor,
because of th Impossibility of cleansing
or restoring It It's value would be loet
and In year to com the purcha would
be nothing but dingtne Then, too, the
average art dealer knows practically
nothing about painting except name and
commorchU alue also commiaeloiia.
The ue-getlon I would make 1 ant
I make It feeling that every Omaha cm
sen, should hav the welfar of public
purchases at heart-la that the "Friend
of Art" appoint an advisory board of
artists. Let th artist map out what
erttnta It would be advtsabl to hav
painting of. deal direct with the artist
and av the art dealer: commission.
Wherein Woeld W !
OMAHA, July .-To th Editor of The
Be: I cannot agree with Mayor Dahl
man In hi determination to nd Dunde
Treasurer B. H. Westerfleld ."over the
road." Wherein would th city of
Omaha, or ven the general principles f
honor profit by such proceedings? I fail
Grant everything. For the aaa of the
question, grant that Mr. Westerfteld's
original intention was criminal. Grant
that he stol th money with criminal in
tent and that h deliberately tried to
cover up hla track. I am not inclined
to bellev that, but let us grant, and still
what satisfaction would there be to any
man i or to this commnnlty in sndlng
him to th penitentiary, were that even
possible? I bellev that would be making
a mighty poor use of a man who. If
rightly treated, eould prove . a good
I have a philosophy which makes m
feel' that whenervera man treads his
weary way to prison, ther 1 a sen In
which w all go with him. Non hall
bear hi punlhmnt or hi grief alone.
AH of mankind I Involved. That is why
all th world, and vry citlsen of th
world. Is a sufferer through th European
No When Mr. Wetrflld pays ever
the money, let us wipe th slat clean.
Then forget It. U J. QUINBY.
How Ofta Wowl W Bey Belatwaa?
OMAHA, July 0.-To th Editor of Th
Bee: Wouldn't you think a man fclg
enough to run a bulns Ilk Wana
snakere would hav a little common
sens? Or . at West hav friend who
would prevent his making an ass of him
self tn public
Now. Germany doesn't own Belgium
yet. and probably nver will. But rh Idea
of us psytng Germany ,100,000,000 for Bel
glum and then turning the country back
to Belgium 1 Who; would prevent th
German from taking It again?
Wteiter TelUs Oat la Meetla.
SILVER CREEK. Neb.. July .-To
th Editor of Tb B: Intesd of at
tempting to reply in a general Way to my
letters wherein I undertook to Show that
President Wllaon was all wrong in hla
controversy with Germany or to any e"n
tlal part of it, Mr. John Rutherford de
nlea that England bad "paralysed Amer
ican commerce," a I stated In ffct and
Indulge In Invldlou personal reflection,
which. In my opinion, hav no busine
whatever in a newspaper dlseuselon of
public questions. This thing of abusing an
opponent en feels himself unable te re
fute 1 a vory old trick and a very un
worthy thing to do. I am a prlvat citl
sen, not seeking public preferment and
whether I poe th qualities of states
mahshtp la non of th public concern.
But W have a prfct right to criticise
the acts of our public officials and to
consider their personal quallflcatlona for
th. office they may hold. And so I
hav been free In the expression of my
opinion that Wilson In any proper sense
Is rot a statesman, and I think I hav
given vary substantial reasons therefor.
He IS not only not himself a first class
man.. but hss not th good sense to sur
round himself with such, not now having
abd never having 4ad a first class man
In hi cabinet. But that makes little dif
ference, sine h I hi own prime min
ister hi own sol counsellor, replenish
ing his stor of wisdom and fortifying
his Judgment from games of golf, with
the'reault that In our boasted free Amer
ica we now hav a mor despotio gov
ernment than tbat of any other civilised
Whether or not American ' commerce
haa been actually paralysed by th Brit
ish lodersln-counoU I not pertinent to
thl discussion. Th fact is that those
orders-ln-councU were directed against
commerce, either directly or Indirectly,
with Germany and Auatrta. -
While In this war my sympathies are
wholly with England and her allies. 1
believe In giving Germany and her allies
a strictly square deal. This' Wilson la
not doing and while, perhaps, technically
correct In hla controversy with Germany,
In all essential particular, he Is In reality
absolutely In the wrong, and I will not
unhold him In the wrong even a sgalnst
a foreign people whom I wish to so
brought U defeat.
Take th raa of th Luslunla. lt la
not so much Germany aa Wilson himself
that la responsible for th death of all
tho Americans, for th reason that he
did not want them, aa he should hav
dona, to keep away from those parts
until his controversy with Germany waa
ended, or until such time as h could
aasur them of safe paasage. And how
does It It In Wilson' mouth to talk
about th "Inhumanity" of the killing of
those Americana In view of tb fact that
without any declaration of war, without
any Just provocation and without warn
ing he himself ordered an attack on Vera
Cms, with the result that nineteen Amer
icans and ion Mexicans were killed?
While posing as an apostle of peace,
Wllaon. both as to Mexico and Europe. Is
needlessly doing the very thing to drlv
us Into war and. Is even now planning th
building up of a great war establishment,
the legitimate effect of which would b
to keep us under the heel of militarism
and more than ever under the heel of
capitalism for generation to come.
It I high time that the great common
people took matter Into their own hand
and refused to let a false sense of
patriotism blind their eye to th fact
that a aelf-conrtltuted leader" Is even
now under apeclou pretenses leading
them Into the broad road to destruction.
CHARLES WOOSTER. ,
School Coa grit low Then aaa New.
OMAHA. July 0.To the Editor of Th
flee: Our, new school board of buslneas
men are certainly making good their
pre-election reputation of being con
servative. Thl characteristic I some
time o well developed that nothing Is
accomplished. If there was grest need Of
additional school facilities, such as to
endanger the Uvea of pupil and teacher,
six month go. w would Ilka to Inquire
what our board of conservative buelness
men hav done to relieve the situation?
There seems to be nothing visible to the
naked eye and the opening day of the
school year Is only six week away. Is
the need any less than six month ago?
Do th new board members hesitate on so
count of the price of sitea which hav
been offered or of t-f price of building
material and labor? Surety real estate
values will not go down, nor is ther any
prospect of decrease In th value of
labor and material. Caution 1 commend
able, but with expedition and progress is
more appreciated. If th task la too
burdensome, or the responslbllty too great
for our new board, perchance they might
be encouraged "to get a move" by con
ferring with th former member of the
board, who at least had the reputation
of doing thing. The people who voted
the 11,000,000 In bond woeld like to he
taken Into confidence, at least
lines, next yesr I am going to prop
to the women"
"You don't hv to. It's leap year.
"Don't ycu get tired of having nothing
n An'9 erbned Mr Climrnv.
T haven't had a real rrt since 1 was
doln' regular work. What I want Is an
eight-hour law to regulate this round of
fileame mother and the girls hav got mo
nto." Washington Star.
Alice (Just engaged) What do you
think Jack aald to m last night? Thnt
If be had to choose either me or llO.tW),
he wouldn't look at the money.
Marie lear. loyal fellow! Wouldn't
like to risk the temptation, I suppose.
Liberty Net a Mere Symbol.
OMAHA, July 30. To th Editor of The
Bee: The transcontinental passage of the
Liberty Bell tn these troublous times
should incite a more comprehensive and
defensive temper In our countrymen In
th political development of modern
ltbery- And, as we rejoice In the liberty
w now posse, let u not be unmindful
of thons enemies of the republic within
Its very domain, eager to grasp
th bell that toll the death knell of all
human freedom. Let us then seek to
purge the nation of every political, re
ligious and economic dogma which Is con
trary to the teaching of It established
freedom, and bold in odious ostracism he
who dare to proclaim them. Th Lib
erty Bell I the emblem of how omnlp
potent Is a people's power when deter
mined to be free. To American It should
be the sacred symbol of the political and
religious freedom of yesterday, today
and tomorrow of the nation. A freedom
aiwaya to be guarded In the passion of
Its Inherent historic utterance, "Give
me liberty or give me death." To the
stranger coming from other lands to
reoetve the blessings It represents, It
should cause American freedom to shine
th brightest In contrast with th In
tolerable condition of th down-trodden
of those lands. To the world it should be
i-th most potential vindication of th
religion, morality and political and social
order of th great American republic
Because the significance of the great
ness of the American republic, the il
luminating testimony of history and con
temporaneous opinion all attest how
logical and natural la th course of
event In natural life when a people are
let along to ' work out a trimphant
destiny. J. BRAXTON GARLAND.
HUES TO A SMILE.
"Johnny, how did you hurt your hand?
I hope you haven't been fighting ass In."
"Willie Jones called me a liar, mother,
an' then he hit me on the fiat with hi
teeth." IJfe. . ...
"I hav great influence with th femi
nine contingent, and a they are not
conducting their campaign on proper
Margaret L. Ashley, In Harper' Mags sine.
Th highway marches sturdily to market
town and mill.
But I would rind a little road that loiters
up a hill
A little vagrant, woodland road, gray-ribboned
through the green.
Where berry brambles bar the way and
orchard elders lean.
The highway Is the world's wsy, but I
would droo hehlnd
To follow Utile luring paths that only lag
The challenge of the bandit weed, th
tilt with startled bees
What can h dusty highway give for
tourneytngs like these?
The highway Is the sun's wsy, snd fol
low east to west
But there are yellowL vagrant beams that
love my road tHe best
Thst linger down the weedy ways where
lady's-lace Is spread.
Or slant thmiiKh stiadv orchard paths
and tint the tree trunk red.
Th highway, the highway! you follow
where it calls;
I watch you through a leafy screen from
crumbling orchard walls
t wait and smile among th green and
know that bv and by
We'll lure you back through dust and
dew my llttlo road and I!
Until Scale Came OS Eruption On
limbs. Gone in Two Weeks.
HEALED BY CUT1CURA
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"The first I noticed of the trouble wss a
few small pimples that cam out on my
child legs and gradually grew larger until
they were aa large as a
dime. They began to
spread and look very
bad. II wa a sere
eruption and had a
thick seal on it Th
pimples had water In
them and they seemed
te cause other pimples
te start. They Itched and she would
cratch at them until the scale came off.
This helped them to spread worse. I had
heard of Cuttcura Beep and Olntmhnt so
thought I would try them. It was not much
longer than a couple of weeks before the
eruption was gone and she was healed."
. (Signed) Mrs. J. H. Jssperaon, R. V. D.
Ma 1. OgilvU, Minn., March 30
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