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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1916.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
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Jt li always in prder to boot for Omaha I
No matter how the tcore stands, root for the
home teaml "
Still it it quite usual in a fight for each to
accuse the other .fellow, of starting it.
The latent fighting spirit of the United States
needs but a just cause to spring into action.
Give credit to whom credit is due. Carranza
supplied the pep for American preparedness.
The growing harmony among reunited Ne
braska republicans is plainly distasteful to the
democratic "pie-biters" and their spokesman.
Wisconsin progressives are the latest recruits
to the republican fold. Harmony grows with the
hours, because national safety demand it.
One Missouri militia company enrolls twelve
preachers, all Baptists. Which goes to show that
. Mexico is still attractive- as a missionary field.
i l ,
After all, it is not the prospect of honor and
glory that draws guardsmen to active service,
Duty has the first call, others follow where duty
leads. J ' 1 .y ...v. ' : ,
' Once more the Japanese scare-crow rises above
the cacti of Mexico for the amusement of Ameri
cans. We can't lose it while the saving sense of
humor abides. ' i ,
The latest word from Villa, pictures the elu
sive bandit growing whiskers. - If the report be
true, all hope of reconciling him with the Wilson
administration must be abandoned.
The greetings sent by the republican stats
committee t6 the national standard-bearers of
the party reflect the sentiment of the rank and
file in Nebraska and no dissent ' ' '
A number of ambitious cities, Resides Omaha
and Lincoln, have movements- tinder way to
exert pressure on the railroads for new passen
ger depots. : If Omaha cannot present as good
i a case as any of them, th others must be in a
bad way. v v .. ..".'..
. What is Governor Morehead going to do
about his chief food and oil inspector brandishing
his official club to make everybody subject to
his displeasure "cme through" with a consti
tutional amendment to insure him six more years
on the payroll? '; ' (
It is evident from the facts in the case, that
the weather man and the grocera and butchers
agreed to an armistice enabling the latter to bring
home the remains of the picnic before the rain
tanks tilted. The incident insures a year 0
peaceful conversation. '.;-' v. : . ,-,; ' '
Did you notice that, when "called" for its
"huckleberry" fake, the . World-Herald never
peeped. That imaginary Omaha, republican re
sorting to the columns of a democratic organ
masked behind the name of "Berry" to proclaim
bis intention to vote for Wilson coupled with
the declaration that he knows "a lot of republi
cans" of the same mind simply does not exist.
If there were any such person, he would have
been trotted out. ,
Thirty Years Ago
This Day in Omaha
" MM Front Mt fltaa.
: The graduating exercises of the High school
class of 1886 took Dlace at Bovd's opera house.
Upon the stage, beautifully, set with a forest
scene, was seated the class, and directly behind
them sat Superintendent lames and Mr. S. D.
Bcals, while on the left of the stage sat Profes
sors Lewis and Henshaw, Samantha R. Davis and
Frances E. Shelton. The following: were mem
bers of the graduating class: Arthur Rose, Nel
lie Rosewater, Ida M. Bruce, Annie J. Young,
Mary Copeland, Helen H. Hall, Edward J.
Streitz, Emma J. Wood, Minnie Collett, Alice
, Avery, Clara Hutmaker, Blanche H. Benton,
Louis Weymuller, Myra C. Hannan, Charles S.
McConnell, Julia Kewcomb, Elizabeth Whitman
and Jennie M. Wallace, ine diplomas were pre
sented by Mrs. Long.
C. S. Higgins. wife and children, and Dell
Rudd and wife will spend several weeks at Lake
Minnetonka, where a beautiful cottage has been
olaced at their disposal by Mr, Barrows. . .
Joseph H. Millard, wife and daughter, will
sail for France on the magnificent new French
Miss Ljzzie Can field has returned from Rock
ford, 111., where for the past few months She has
aeen attending school.
F. J. Knapp, station agent of the B. & M.
- here, reports a good time on his two weeks' trip
to Michigan. . f
The street car company, tinder, the direction
of Superintendent Smith, is lavine double track
m Farnam street, east from Twenty-eighth street,
ana win run cars 10 mat point as soon as Ine
track is nnisned. .
H .A. Doud of the International revenue of.
fire, has gone on a professional tour through
ncDraiKa v.ny, nasiuigs ana Lincoln.
Effect of the "War" on Congress.
One result of the present war scare is shown
in its effect on congress, where preparations for
national defense have been speeded up very ma
terially by reason of the likelihood of conflict.
The Hay army bill, that was hailed by "deserving
democrats" as perfect in all its details, is now
being amended to embody provisions insisted
upon by the republicans when it was going
through. Principal of the amendments to the law
will be a provision to "federalize" theNational
Guard, which means that the "forty-eight little
armies" are to be made into one great army for
the nation's uses, and that the deadening pressure
of state's rights will be removed from the service.
The navy bill, fortunately not enacted into law,
is being changed in the senate to embody the
recommendations of the general board, and thus
to give the country a program for building that
promises adequacy instead of temporizing with a
serious situation. The probability now is strong
that circumstances will compel the democrats to
redeem finally (their violated promises to provide
for the reasonable defense of the nation.
Bait for the Bull Moose
In view of the proclaimed purpose of the
democratic political yardmasters to spare no
effort to round up and corral all the stray bull
moose who can be brought into the Wilson fold,
the prepared statement given out by "Brother
Charley" Bryan, on his return from the St. Louis
convention to assume his duties as mayor of Lin
coln, is especially interesting. He says:
"The democratic national platform and can
didates offer the only logical resting place for
the progressive republicans who were betrayed
at Chicago by the man they looked to as their
Moses, the late bull moose leader, Theodore
Roosevelt." ' . v ,
This, doubtless, reflects the real attitude of
the democrats, but is it the kind of bait on which
the bull moose will bite? Will branding Colonel
Roosevelt aa a "traitor" make his former follow
ers enthusiastically embrace Woodrow Wilson
and consort with the democratic donkey? Judg
ing from the. manifestations, the suddea love of
the democrats for the bull moosers is so intense
that it is painful. '
Live Stock Growers Are Awake.
Resolutions adopted by the Nebraska Live
Stock Growers' association at its Alliance gather
ing, indicate that the members of that organiza
tion are keenly alive and progressively active in
furthering the best interests of their industry.
The subjects treated of in the resolutions pertain
exclusively to the live stock industry, and only
touch the public indirectly, but they serve as an
illustration of the change that has come over the
business of cattle raising and the producing of
meat animals within a few years. The cowboy
followed the buffalo into limbo, and the home
steader made a checkerboard of the range with
his barbed wire, but the "cattle baron" met the
situation and readjusted his methods to the end
that his business, while not so extensive as to
landscape or "book count," is far more stable
because it is on a more substantial basis. Con
ditions that threatened have been turned to serv
ice, skid intelligent direction has given to the live
stock industry such standing .as it never could
have attained under the bygone regime. Ne
braska's interests in the business is far greater
than is generally understood. On the first of
January last, 'the value of the cattle in the state,
exclusive of milch cows, was more than $85,000,
000, while the swine then on the farms of the
state were valued at above $42,000,000. This
shows what an important factor in the state's
wealth and prosperity cattle and hogs have be-,
Wilson's Undivided Beiponsibility.
In another column of this page The Bee gives
space to a most interesting review of the Mexican
situation ' written for the Louisville Courier-
Journal by Colonel Henry Watterson in his
characteristically forceful language. Not that We
want to be understood as approving or con
curring in his interpretation of the succession of
events in Mexico, or the conclusions he draws
from them, but his survey takes a broad aweep
that is certainly invigorating. One assertion, in
particular, however, calls for contradition, being
repetition of the groundless charge that Wilson
"inherited" his Mexican troubles from Taft when
the truth is that the revolution that deposed
Madero took place on February 18 and the Ma-
dero assassination on February 23, 1913, but ten
days before President Wilson assumed his office
and President Taft was particular to hold every
thing growing out of ths situation in abeyance
in order not to forestall or complicate any policy
which President Wilson might purpose to adopt.
What Wilson inherited from Taft, therefore, was
a perfectly free hand in Mexico and by no per
version of the facts can blame for Wilson's
blunders be unloaded upon his republican prede
cessor. Whatever anyone else might or might
not have done under the same circumstances,
President Wilson must take the full responsibility
for his conduct, or rather misconduct, of our
'Double Tracks and Double Depots. f
' ' The traveling men are now agitating a ques
tion that is bound to become vexatious for the
railroads before it is settled unless the transpor
tation companies beat the public to it and give the
relief sought because it has been suggested. It
is a matter of safety first, and has to do with
depots at stations where double track lines are
used. The traveling men would like to have mat
ters so arranged that passengers will not be com
pelled to cross tracks to get on trains. Several
methods by which this may be accomplished, have
been suggested, and one of them will doubtless
be forced upon the railroads in time. The prob
lem applies to all the stations where trains are
stopped on more than one track, and has in it
elements that appeal for support The railroad
companies have given much attention to the pre
vention of accidents in other ways, and it is not
unreasonable to expect that they wilt safeguard
life around their passengerstations as far as is
The Music Publishers' Association of the
United States in solemn convention lament the
inhumanity of the war, which forces them to
strike high notes in the price list No matter in
what direction ears are turned it is impossible to
detect a note' of discord in the swelling uplift
chorus, or vision the quiver of a lid aa producers
berate the war while extending their reach.
. Russia's 1916 model gas motors possess a
trwjecting range of three miles and one whiff
spells death. The inventors of gas as a weapon
of war stand a first-class chance of testing their
own treatment, t . .
Watterson on Mexico
LMl.rlll. Courier -Journal.
It is not true, as in his recent vociferous cam
paign for the presidential nomination Theodore
Roosevelt insisted, that Woodrow Wilson is re
sponsible for all the evils that have come to pass
in Mexico. Some of them he inherited from Taft
Others were unescapable. But it is true that the
policy of "watchful waiting," whatever may be
said in its favor, bred first and last many misad
ventures. It was a blunder in the first place. It
was pursued too long. The trouble was that the
Wilsonian altruism had bit off "mor'n it could
It was a verv orettv Quarrel as it stood when
we sent a fleet to Tampico and an army to Vera
Cruz. As tor provocation there was even tnen
a-plenty. Had the president been more a warrior
and less an academician he would have gone on
to the City of Mexico, disavowing any subjugat
ing purpose, but making it clear to an men mat
we should not come out again until we had estab
lished law and order in Mexico, as we had estab
lished them in Cuba. We might have done this
without firing a gun. Instead we tucked tail and
came away, leaving first Villa to arm himself
and then Carranza, so that now what was a com
paratively easy job is beset by multiplied dithcul
ties and dangers. It is too bad, but the best of
men will make mistakes.
There is no good crying over spilled milk.
Nor has the Courier-Journal a disposition to twit
the president with "I told you so." Its one aim
now is to strengthen his hand and support his
better-tate-than-never change of policy from one
of indecision to one of thorough.
1 here will never be stability of government in
Mexico and Rood neighborhood on the border
until the government of the United States takes
the bull by the horns and addresses itself to the
work of setting up the one and revising the
other. The Rio Grande has never been a fit
line of frontier. We must go to the mountains.
Arizona and New Mexico must be extended across
Sonora to the sea. We need Lower California
and Magdalena bay in our business, and they are
of small, if any, value to the Mexicans, whose ter
ritory is far too large for them to govern, even
if they had the capacity for self-government. In
snort, not before we take over the country, as
we took over the Philippines, with a view to its
complete recreation and future development, will
Mexico be worth living in. we do not mean or
wish to rob the Mexicans. We are willing to pay
for whatever we acquire. The sum would put
Mexico out of debt, and, if meanwhile we sup
pressed .brigandage and established order, the
new regime, could start on its way rejoicing,
happy at home and trusted abroad, no longer a
land of political volcanoes, steeped in ignorance
Truly we look upon the war before us with
solicitude and sorrow. It is lamentable that
we must go to war. But even the pacifists at
any price are bound to see that it is not only
inevitable as to Mexico, but that the rule of
the survival of the mightiest has not yet ceased
to play its part in mundane affairs. Every
where it is still force against force. The mil
lennium is nowhere in sight.
Nothing is left us to do but make the war
so vigorous that it will be short. We should
send an army to Vera Cruz at once. Whilst
Funston, Pershing & Co., are blazing the way
along the old Zachary Taylor line, Wood,
Scott, Bell & Co., should take up the old Win
field Scott line, repeating in 1910 the history
of 1848. The president can only make good the,
shortcomings of his "watchful waiting" by get
ting a move on now and showing that he is
neither a "mollycoddle" nor a "pussyfoot," but
a leader of men, and brave men, equal to a
momentous situation, and also a mighty duty
and transcendent opportunity.
so, the Courier-Journal, neither in wrath nor
in glee, but in solemn earnest, cries up with the
flag, sound the bold anthem, and may the God of
battles decide the wisdom and the justice of the
issue of life or death)
Twice Told Tales .
One en the Surgeon,
This scene is staged 3,000 miles away, but it
can be performed anywhere with modern cos
tumes: Velpeau, the great French surgeon, success
fully performed a serious operation on a little
child. The mother, overjoyed, called at the sur
geon's office and said:
"Monsieur, my child's life is saved, and I do
not know how to express my gratitude to you.
Allow me, however, to present to you this pocket
book embroidered by my own hands."
The great surgeon smiled sarcastically.
"Madam,' he said, "my art is not merely a matter
of feeling. My life has its necessities, like yours.
Allow me, therefore, to decline your charming
present and to request some more substantial
"But, monsieur," asked the woman, "what re
muneration do you desire?"
"Five thousand francs." ' ,
The woman quietly opened the pocketbook,
which contained ten notes of 1,000 francs each,
counted out five of them, and, politely handing
them to the amazed physician, retired with the
remainder. Pittsburgh Post -
A clergyman was very fond of a particularly
hot brand of pickles, and, finding great difficulty
in procuring .the same sort at hotels when trav
eling, always carried a bottle with him.
One day, when dining at a restaurant with
his pickles in front of him, a stranger sat down
at the same table, and pretty soon asked the min
ister to pass the pickles. The divine,-Who en
joyed a joke, politely passed the pickles, and in
a few seconds had the satisfaction of seeing the
stranger watering at the eyes and gasping for
"I see by your dress," said the man, when
he had recovered, "that you are a parson." ,
"I am, sir." , . '
"I suppose you preach?" ', .-
"Yes, about twice a week usually."
"Do you ever preach about hell fire?" inquired
"Why, yes. Sometimes I deem it my duty
to remind my congregation of eternal punish
ment." ' '
"I thought so said the stranger, "but you are
the first of your class I have ever met who
carried samples." Harper's Weekly.
Silent but Eloquent '
Otto H. Kahn, who has given his estate in
England aa a home for blind soldiers, was talking
about the horrors of war.
"The other day." he said, "two men -on a
Hoboken pier saw a huge cargo of wooden legs
being loaded on a steamer tor snipment to Eu
rope. " 'Those wooden legs.' said the first man. 'are
a mighty eloquent argument against war, are they
"'Yes,' the other man agreed, 'they're what
you migbt call stump speeches.' "New York Sun.
- : Suanieioua Parent
C; J. Faulkner, counsel for Chicago meaV
. 1 . :. .u-
pacKcra m tucir cuiuist.uvu. nun .gains!, ins
British government said at a recent dinner
"Traders could get on better if the British
were not so suspicious. They doubt everybody.
Thev are like the father only more so.
. A father,- in a deathlike silence, called down
stairs to his daughter, aolemnly:
" 'Hannah, what time is it?' , ,-. ;
"A pause, and Hannah answered:
"'Its just a quarter after 10, father.'
" 'All right' the father said. 'and. Hannah
rinn't foriret to stsrt the clock again after the
voung man goes out to get his breakfast.'"
i Store Hour.: 8:30 A. M. to 5 P. M.-rSaturday till 9 P. M.i
Friday, Jun. 23. 1916.
STORE NEWS FOR SATURDAY
Phon. D. 137.
Men's Smart "Pinch Back" NOR
FOLK SUITS. Here Saturday at
That Were $20 and $22.50
YOU know the smartly stylish, belted back,
snug fitting suits with the college air and
the custom-tailored look. Yes, it's a fact,
staid business men who stay young are wear
ing them; there'll hardly be a young fellow
who wants to be "it" this year that will do
without, especially when
Can be had at $16.50.
The picture tells a style story. It will satisfy
your sense of completeness to come hene and feast
your eyes on a big, broad selection of suits in all the
good styles, strictly hand tailored throughout,
Men's Palm Beach Suits $7.50 to $10
Genuine Palm Beach, also cool cloth coats and
pants, plain or pinch back, extra well tailored, per
fect fitting and shape-retaining.
BurgMS-Nuh C. Fourth Flow.
Men's Straw Hats Saturday, $1.45
THEY'RE sample hats, securer!
t from several of the best nat
manufacturers in the country.
Sennits, split braids, etc.; wide
selection of styles ; hats that are
usually priced to $3.00, for $1.45.
Men's Panama Hats, $5 to $10
Genuine South American Pana
mas, the most representative
snowing m ine city.
u n d e r b a nd,
very new, at
Also for ten
n i s , motoring
and sports, 50c
Burf.-Na.l C. Fourth FImt.
Here, Boys, Are 20
More Photographs of
Famous Ball Players
FREE for the Asking
Including famous players and
Boya' ml suits, 2 to 8 y.ara,
Boys' wash and straw hats for 50c
Boys' suits, 2 pair knickerbockers,
Boys' B. V. D. union suits, 6 to
14 y.ar., 50c
Boya' waah pants, ag-.a 4 to 14
' years, 50c to $1.00.'
BurffMB-Naah Co. Fourth FImt.
Featuring a Group of MEN'S "IDEAL" SHIRTS Road
Samples That Are the Usual Values at $1.50, for $1
You'll really be surprised at the splendid line and range of pat
terns offered to you Saturday at this price. They are salesmen's
samples from which they took their orders for shirts to retail to $1.50
each. These have been added to our regular line for Saturday at $1.
Men's Silk Shirts, $3.45, $5.00, $6.50, $7.50 and $8.50.
A most complete line from which to make your selection. You'll appreciate
the display as well as the values.
"President" Athletic Union Suite, 65c
Made of good quality pajama check nainsook, closed crotch, sizes 34 to 46.
Saturday, 65e. ',
Genuine Poroaknit Union Suite, 69c
Ecru and white, slightly imperfect, long and short sleeves, ankle length and
three-quarter inseama. Saturday at 69c . '
Men's Linen Initial Handkerchief, 19c
Entire cleanup of a large factory. ' Hardly any two alike, usually retail to
50c; not a handkerchief in the lot worth less than 25c. Saturday at 19c.
, Men's Hose, Usually to 35c, for 12 c
Saturday we will place on sale a quantity of men's half hose in lisles, fibre
and silk; samples, odd lots and broken lines. Were to 85c, at pair, 12 He.
Men's Waah Neckwear. 12V.C. 25c 33Vc and 50c
Big lines to select from in tubulars and made bejomvilles, at 12), 25c, 33 l-3c and 50c.
Men's Bathing Suits, 59c to $4.98
A remarkably well selected stock, including sizes for the smallest man to a size that would fit a
man with a 54-inch chest. Mostly one-piece suits, also athletic style and those with a wing sleeve.
BuriMt-Naah Co. Mala Flow Instd. Harnay St. Dear. -
Burgess-Nash Special $3.50 Shoes
for Men Are the Best Values
to be found. You cannot duplicate
them for les3 than $4.50.
Four Different Lasts and
Leathers in Low Shoes
Fine velour calf-1
skin, English last,
flexible welt soles.
Black Russia calf
skin, English last,
white neolin soles
and rubber heels.
Tan Russia calfskin. Entr-
lish last, tan, rubber soles
A white duck oxford with
white ivory soles and rubber heels j
NOTC W. carry a campbt. Iln. .1 th. Jam.. A. Banialar haoU an.
In ih.M at SS.SO an. SS.0O.
t BurgMa-Naah Co. Fourth Floor.
Boy's Wash SuiU, 49c .
Romper, balkan and middy styles
for ages 2 to 9 years, all colors,
and combinations; all fast colors,
this season's styles, 69c AQ
to 11.50 values
Men's $2.50 Pants, 69c
Men's pants made of poplin, in
tan, perfect fitting, size 32 to 42,
all the newest and coolest summer
styles made, regularly CQ
$2.60, at "31.
Men's $1.50 Overalls, 75c
Odds Ind ends of blue and fancy
stripe or check overalls and jump
ers, nearly every size represented.
Were to 1.60, Satur- '7Cr
day at, garment J V
2-Piece Underwear, 25c
Men's two-piece underwear, bal
briggan shirts and drawers, well
made an an exceptional OP
value, Saturday, garment 6Jl
Men's Sateen Shirts, 50c
Genuine black sateen shirts. A
selection tkat was bought before
the advance in market pricer
While a limited quantity PA.
lasts, at JlC
Men's Union Suits, 48c
Eyelet mesh union suits, M sleeves
inseams, good quel- AQ-,
ity, at.. ...... ....... . . tOC
BursM.-N.ah Co. Pawa-Stafar. Stora.
iii in LUw m
Here's Interesting News for the
Golfer Who Needs a Club or Two
For Saturday wt offor ths very special values in Golf Clubs,
Drlveu-a and BrassiM: rcarularly 12.00. for iju.
Flbejr faced Drivers and Brassies; revularlt 12.60 to 12.76, for $2.
'Mldirons, mashiM and putters, special at $1.00.
TennU Racquets Reduced to $6.75
Wrtrht ana union ana Spalding tennis
raequeta that were $8.00 redueed for Satur-
day to 99.7 a.
Ayres' Tennis Balls 8 for 91.00.
Ooodrteh Tennis Balls, I for $1.00.
Wright and DtUoa "Duce" taanU ball, Wc ;
SHnr Krntr, TSc.
Complete Line of Golf Balis
Spalding Honor, 7Sc Baby Dimple. ftSc. Glory DlmpU, SOc.
KM Dot, 40. ,. B.-N. SPMial, 40c Spalding Bob, SSe,
. Croquet Sets
' - S.ball sets at S1.00 t
4-ball sta at SSe to to $2 SO. -ball .eta at SI JS
11.50. : BurawNaek C Fourth Floor. to S2J0. ,-
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