Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 17, 1916)
THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1916.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
FOUNDED BY EDWARD ROSEWATER
THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY, PROPRIETOR.
Enter at Omeka poetofflco aa eecond-tlan matter.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
flsily and Sunday
Dally without Sunder...
EvMitaiK and Sunday...!
Evenlnc without Sunday
nunday Be only avo,...
Dally and Sunday Baa, three yean In advance, 110.00.
8end notice of than, of addreaa or irremlarity in a.r
livery to umana Bee, uircuiation uepartni.nt.
Remit by draft, express or postal order. Only 2 -cent lUnpa
uken In payment of email accounte. Personal eheeke.
eieept on Omaha and ea.texn eachame, not aeoaptaa.
Omaha The Bee Bulldmv. "
South Omaha Silt N atraai.
Council Bluffa 14 North Mala street.
Lincoln I! I Little Buildtna.
C'.iicaeo til People's Gaa Bufldmc.
New York Room SOS, 284 Filth avenue.
St. Louie 001 New Bank of Commerce.
Waahlnston 7It Fourteenth .trees, N. W.
Addreaa communication relating to news and editorial
matter tc Omaha Baa, Editorial Department
57,569 Daily Sunday 52,382
Dwiiht Williams, afrctdatiom manner of The Be
, Publishing company, koine duly sworn, says that the
averaie circulation .for the month ei July, 11. waa
?,46 daily and it.lll Sunday.
, D WIGHT WILLIAMS. Circulation Manaier.
Subscribed in my presence and sworn to befo- m
this Id day of Aaiust, Kit. ....
' ROBERT HUNTER, Notary PuMia.
Sabaeribert leaving tba ity temporarily
.' should Bar. Tbo Bea malWd to thecn. A4
V draaa trill bo cheated aa fta as raqnastael.
5 It's a safe bet that the threatened railroad
strike will be aide-tracked.
, Possibly the bear' marathon draws susten
! ance from the prospect of a feast of Lemberg-er.
A challenge for a Kansas-Nebraska debate
- with Governor Capper would be the proper caper
for Governor Morehead.
The water board boasts a net laving of 35 per
cent in the fuel cost of pumpage. All right, let'i
: have another slash in the water rate. ; -
Georgia has just passed a law, after years of
unsuccessful effort, to permit women to practice
' law. Georgia is a typical democratic state.
It is not so much a scarcity of men and ma
' terials that . delays paving jobs. The reduced
quantity of expected fat induces hesitation and
Despite their knocks on the porkish tenden
cies of inland cities, it is confidently expeeted the
navy yard towns will take the money for local
Aa this is the open season for political fence
; mending, the Kansas congressman who demands
f an investigation of the packera is right on the job
with popular timber. r .,
Why bother further now that Art Mullen has
assured the democratic national committee that
Nebraska will go democratic by not less than
20,000? It's all over but the salaaming to Mullen.
If pur, city authorities want to exercise a real
leverage upon recalcitrant public works contract
ors, they might establish a black list of contract
ors barred from consideration for future jobs.
That would make them sit up and take notice! ,
But the attendance In Omaha's public schools
is supposed to Increase at the asm rate as the in
crease in population, which wa 2 per cent a year
during the lait census decade, and the school
growth ha not exceeded thit appreciably on the
average. Y-""" ..'"'..I.'".'
Joy- radiates from the mahogany of Josephu
and a naval fleet of imposing sire maneuver in
the offing of hi imagery, . Experts mock and
critics criticise, but Joe Daniel waver not in hi
confident belief that' he is a born admiral lnJ
civilian togs. ,;!
It is definitely decided that President Wilson
will not make a "stumping" tour, but that is no
reason why he should not accept the Invitation to
participate in the Nebraska semi-centennial pro
gram at Omaha, If he want to, and work in a
little politic a a aide line. -'
The fall of Gorilla, aa the Italian call the
Austrian city recently captured, brings a series
of confusing spell to war new reader. Some
map maker spell it Gorix and Gortza, and die
patches range from Goritzia, Gortsa to Gorilla. A
suapention of the shooting in the city is needed to
get the name on straight.
Notes From Many Lands
Hotel bar throughout Australia ar now
closed at 6 p. m.
Since the beginning of the war the cost of liv
ing in Australia ha increased 34 per cent.
Wages of miner in Wale have increased more
than' SO per cent since the beginning of the war.
New South Wale, according to a report issued
by its chief secretary, has contributed a total of
nearly $12,000,000 to the various war relief funds.
After yeara of negotiation Russia and Sweden
have agreed to link up their railway system by a
bridge over the Tornea, at the extreme north of
The growing support of the scheme for a tun
nel under the English channel to connect England
and France haa led to a revival of the similar
projects for linking England and Ireland. .
It is just eighty year aince Canada' first rait
way was opened. It was but a modest affair, six
teen' miles in length, running between La Prairie
on the St La wren oe and St John's on the
Richelieu. ;. -
; With the object, apparently, of furthering pro
paganda of the new German peace committee, a
new agency has been founded in Berlin rejoicing
in the title of Deutchenachrichtenverkehrage
The Cieeh language, the official use of which
has been suppressed by an imperial Austrian de
cree, is the richest and most developed, but at the
same time the harshest and strongest (owing to
its abounding in consonants) of the Slavonic
A Belgian postoffice ha been established at Le
Havre. France, whence lettera are addressed with
.Belgian stamps, which are in great request among
tamp collectors, because of the legal postmark
of a French town on s foreign stamp, which is
quite out of the ordinary. .
An Interesting German association of the pros-
fective new American possessions in the West
ndies is that the ialand of St Thomas wa for a
time, at the end of the seventeenth century, con
trolled by the Brandenburg company, of which the
elector ei oranaenourg waa the cnief director.
Plana for the New Navy.
Experience teaches a dear school, and the
democrats have therein learned a valuable, but
costly, leason in regard to the needs of the navy.
While approving the general scope of the plan
endorsed by congress for a construction pro
gram, it is neither captious nor partisan to point
out that the belated activity along this line will
cost the United States a considerable sum. In
the first place, the naval program could not have
been carried through without the active assist
ance and support of the republicans in congress.
That this great program of construction is un
avoidable at this time is due to democratic op
position in the past. That party has' been in
control of the house for the last five years, and
has in that time absolutely refused to make the
appropriations needed for the conservative in
crease in the navy recommended. The presi
dent's party is solely responsible for the decline
of the navy from second to fourth place, and for
the predicament that now is to be remedied by
building ships with material at its highest cost.
Plans are not yet complete, and the report
from Washington indicate that democratic re
luctance to do a thorough job is likely to leave
much to be attended to in the future. The house
resists appropriations' for the improvements of
navy yards, an imperative necessity. On the Pa
cific coast the United States has but one naval
base that will accommodate a first-class battle
ship, and it is entered under the British gun at
Esquimaultm On the Atlantic coast the situation
is also very bad. Provision must be made for
caring for the tremendous dreadnaughts, but the
majority party in congress hesitates to set aside
the money needed.
The work is at last begun, though, and an
efficient navy will in time be provided for, as the
republican party is not likely to permit this es
sential of national defense to languish as did the
What the Free Milk and Ice Has Done.
One baby haa gained seven and one half
pound in weight in a month, and' has been
changed from a puny, atruggling mite with the
chances of life against it, into a laughing, crow
ing, bubbling bit of happy Humanity, whoae gurgle
delights its parents, and whose smile rewards the
nurse, all because free ice and milk was made
available. How many times this can be dupli
cated in Omshs doesn't especially matter, but it
is reported from the nurse who are looking after
the administration of. the fund that many babie
are now thriving whose eyes might have closed on
this world during the hot days just passed had it
not been for this source of succor. The Bee is
taking to itself no undue credit for this; it is
merely passing along to the good women and
men and the little folks, too, who have given to
the Ice and milk fund, the confirmation of their
wishes. They have done good, and happiness has
been established where sorrow would have fallen
if they had not intervened. "Even a cup of water
to a little child" has been many times multiplied
' 1 Investigating Food Prices.
All the way across the continent investiga
tion into food price are either demanded or un
der way. The feverish activity of the United
State Trade commission and other agencies
might deceive someone who did not know a cam
paign i approaching, and' that the party in power
had suddenly recalled a pledge it made four years
ago and ha neglected ever since. But the price
of bread and meat, and milk and eggs, and all
other foods is being or to be investigated, while
all sorts of combinations and associations in re
straint of trade are accused of nefariously operat
ing against the consumer. '
Spasmodic attempts at regulation have never
brought relief to the people who pay the price.
Somewhere along the line the ends meet and
form a circle, Prices for steel and coat and iron
and wages and everything else went up, so why
expect the price of food to stand still? It is un
fortunate, perhapa, but it is true, that all prices are
interdependent, to such an extent that an Increase
in cost of one commodity is likely to be reflected
in an Increase in the cost of all. Combinations
and corner undoubtedly affect price by artificial
valuea, and as they Impose an unfair burden on
the buyer they should be prevented; just how
has not appeared, save through the dangeroua
expedient of government intervention danger
ous, because it end is not to be foreseen. '
As. to the value of investigations, residents of
Omaha can easily recall what followed here after
the thorough inquiries made by legislative com
mittees three years ago. For the benefit of
those who were not residents then, The Bee will
restate the result of the reports and recommenda
The Good Roads Situation.
The decision of the district court, adverse to
the validity of the county road bonds voted upon
last spring, admonishes all interested in improve
ment of the roads in and out of Omaha to take
an inventory of the situation and get together
upon the best plan of procedure. ; '
The road bonds that were submitted, received
s majority of the vote recorded on the proposi
tion, but arc adjudged to have fallen short of the
requisite majority of the votes cast at the elec
tion and, while there i possible room tor dispute
on this point sufficient to go up to the court of
laat resort, there is a serious question whether it
is worth while to perfect the sppeal or whether
the object cannot be more quickly accomplished
in tome other way.
' Another road bond proposition could readily
be submitted at the fall election, though not with
out the same risk of carrying by a majority ahort
of a majority of the totat vote. Then, too, we
are sure to have enabling road improvement legis
lation from the coming legislature, since all the
political parties are committed to it and if state or
federal aid is to be extended, there is no reason
why we in Douglas county should not have a
hare for our roads. Otherwise we would be
helping, with our taxes, to foot the bills for road
building elsewhere without sny returns of our
own. :.' " i
There are so many angles to th (ubject h
behooves the different organisations pushing for
good roads to get busy in time and concentrate
their efforts along one and the same Una,
' Admiration for the British parliamentary insti
tutions, while not openly expressed, undoubtedly
grips the soul of the American congress. - Imagine
with what keen joy the tatter would welcome the
British plan of extending the life of parliament
and escaping the worry and expense of an elec
Thought Nugget for the Day.
A wide-spreading, hopeful disposition is your
only true umbrella in this vale of tears. Thomas
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Balkan States reported busy with war prepa
rations. Italians began another general assault on
Von Mackensen's army cut the Cholm-Brest
Zeppelins again raided English east coast, kill
ing ten civilians.
United States accepted German offer of com
pensation in Frye case.
This Day in Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
City Engineer Rosewater has now in his pos
session plans for the basement of the new city
hall. The building is to be about 120 feet square,
broken into halls and corridors, closets, store
rooms, together with offices for police and fire
commissioner, police judge, etc. The cost is esti
mated at $25,000.
A train pasaed through Omaha carrying a
beautiful wild horse on its way to France to be
studied by Rosa Bonheur.
Kuhn Bros., a couple of enterprising young
men, have purchased the house furnishings and
crockery store of M. Reichenberg, 1524 Douglas
Emil Brandeis of J. L. Brandeis & Sons has
returned from New York City. He was accom-
anied from Chicago by his mother, who had
een visiting friends in that city.
A. D. Morse has left for his ranch near Ells
worth, Kan. He will return in a short time with
his wife, who has been summering at that place.
Haverly's Minstrels at the Boyd drew the
largest audience ever in the house and hundreds
were turned away by Manager Boyd. After the
performance a reception was given to the mem
bers of the company by the Omaha lodge of
Elks. Mr. A. B. Davenport was chairman of the
session 'and "Pope" Gregory distinguished him
self in the role of policeman.
A. M. Clark has donned a new black hat, tied
it with gold cord and bunches and left for the
.reunion of veterans at Norfolk.
This Day in History.
1808 Wellington defeated the French at bat
tle of Roleia, the first action fought by the Brit
ish in the Peninsula War.
1830 Charles X of France retired to England.
1840 National whig convention met at
1846 Commodore Stockton was proclaimed
governor of California.
1863 Congress of German sovereigns met at
Frankfort to reconstruct the Germanic confeder
ation. 1870 Wendell Phillips was nominated for
governor of Massachusetts by the prohibition
1889 John C Brown, noted confederate com
mander and ex-governor of Tennessee, died at
Red Boiling Springs, Tenn. Born in Giles county,
Tennessee, January 6, 1827.
1890 Limited Kansas City express on Mis
souri Pacific railroad stopped by highwaymen
at Otterville, Mo., and robbed of $90,000.
1905 Norway voted in favor of a dissolution
of the union with Sweden.
1915 Leo M. Frank, convicted of the murder
of Mary Phagan at Atlanta, lynched by a mob
near Marietta, Ga.
The Day We Celebrate.
Dwight N. Swobe, a well known Omaha boy,
was born August 17, 1876. He is a son of Colonel
Thomas Swobe and a brother of E. T. Swobe.
Albert V. Dresner is just 42 yeara old. He
was born in Lockham, Pa., and has been doing
business in Omaha since 1900, with a branch es
tablishment in Lincoln.
C. B. Brown, the well known retail jeweler,
is just 59 years old. He is a Hoosies and an old
time watchmaker, for many years with Raymond
and for many more years on his own account.
Bradley M. Smith, clerk for the Burlington,
is 35. He was born in Council Bluffs and edu
cated in the Omaha public schools.
E. S. Freeman, state agent of the Agricultural
Insurance company, is 46 years old today. He
was born in Fort Dodge, la., and started in the
insurance business in Fremont in 1897.
Captain Edward W. Eberle, superintendent
of the United States Naval academy, born at
Denton, Tex., fifty-two years ago today.
Julia Marlowe, (Mrs. E. H. Sothern), who,
with her husband, has retired from the stage,
born in Cumberlandshire, England, forty-six
years ago today.
Grace Green Roosevelt, daughter of Theodore
Roosevelt, jr., and granddaughter of the former
president born in New York City five years ago
Dr. Joseph W. Maude, president of Hillsdale
(Mich.) college, born in Cheshire, O., sixty-four
years ago today.
Robert W. Broussard, United States senator
from Louisiana, born near New Iberia, La., fifty
two years ago today,
' Richmond P. Hobson, former naval officer
and late congressman from Alabama, author of
the so-called Hobson prohibition amendment,
born at Greensboro, Ala., forty-six years ago
Sir Francis Bertie, British ambassador at
Paris since 1905, bom seventy-two years ago
Timely Jottings snd Reminders.
Charles E. Hughes, republican presidential
nominee, 'is scheduled to leave Portland, Ore.,
this morning for San Francisco, where he is to
speak tomorrow night
All persons of the given name of John have
been invited to attend the annual reunion of
Johns to be held today at Riverside park, near
Muncie, Ind. i
The Nebraska State Saengerfeat is to open
at Grand Island today and will continue through
the remainder of the week.
Abram I. Elkua, the new United States am
bassador to Turkey, is booked to sail from New
York today on the steamship Oscar II, enroute
. The annual convention of Seventh Day Ad
ventists is to begin a ten-day session today at
Medical experts and public health officials
from all parts of the country sre to meet in
Washington today to discuss meana for prevent
ing a further spread of infantile paralysis.
The first no-hit game, no player' reaching
first base, in the history of the great American
base ball game, was played at Ionia, Mich., forty
year ago today, when the feat was accomplished
by James Galvin of the St Louis Reds, pitching
in a game againat the Case club of Detroit
Stprrette of the Day.
The minister had to leave home on a long
preaching tour. Just before leaving he called his
family around him to say good-by. When he
came to Bobby he said:
"Old man, I want you to be a good boy and
take care of your mother."
. Bobby promised. All day long he looked pre
ternaturally grave under the heavy responsibility
thus suddenly assumed. When night came and he
was called to his prayers the young guardian aaid:
"Oh, Lord, bless father, and brother Tom, and
sister Alice, and Aunt May, and the little Jones
boys, and me, but you needn't trouble about moth
er, for I am going to look after her." Chicago
Deception Practiced on Laborers.
Oelwein. la., Au,. H.-T. th. EdtU t
Bee: The existing condition in th. Oelwein
railroad shops are not quit, as "Presented
by th. .mployment aaencie. in Omaha. Thera
wa. twenty-"., of us In all. paid our 11 for
a lonr Sunday nleht rid. to Oelwein. When
w. arrived here thera was a great demand
for our labor, but In.toad of getting from
SI to 41 cents per hour, we were assigned to
our different depsrtmento on a wag. scale
ringUg from 17 nt. to 21 cent, per
hour on eight snd nine-noor shifts, with a
privilege of putting In overtim. and Sun
days. It appears to me that such shipping
would be stopped, as I baltev. Omaha haa
plenty of work for all Ita men In.toad of
shipping them to this community to work
on starvation wages. So. men, take heed
jid stay home.
' TWO OF THE CHUMPS.
p s Ai long as there isn't no railroad
strike and the tide door Pullman runs, wa
will aoon be back.
Tariff a Solution for Economic Diaaalara.
San Francisco, Aug. U To tht Editor of
The Bee: In tht competitive arena we And
by Investigation that the cost of production
alwari govtnu the eoet of living, and to
compete with a nation or an individual who
has a cheaper method of production than hie
competitor, the reeult is the competitor must
come to the level of the cheaper producer,
or retire from competition, or per ee through
legislation force his competitor by tariff or
otherwise from his, the first named, from
the letter's market.
If he fails in this, the cheaper producer
takes possession of the market, and as a se
quence destroys the worker of the power not
only 'to produce, but the power to purchase
for if one cannot produce he cannot pur
chase. Result : Factories close ; workmen idle, fi
nancial distress, and the first and last analy
sis is demonstrated, general panic and up
heaval. Let us see in a terse manner what the
principle of tariff for protection against tar
iff for revenue (be it high or low) signifies
to the nation, workingman as well as manu
facturer: Suppose it costs to produce abroad owing
to the difference in the cost of living.
To produce a given quantity .,,,$1,00
Tariff for revenue, not more than 99
Making ocst to consumer 11.99
To produce a given quantity 1 1 . 00
Tariff for protection, not less than. ... 1.01
Making cost to consumer ...12.01
Thus we see that basing the figures as
we do on the principle that the cost of pro
duction "at home being $2 for a given quan
tity, quality and all things being equal, un
der the theory of "revenue," the producer
abroad has the advantage on the market of
1 cent, whilst on the other hand the con
sumer animated by profit unwittingly de
stroys his own purchasing power by destroy
ing his home market.
Whilst the difference Is but t cents be
tween a high tariff for revenue and a tar
iff for protection, yet the result is as if there
were no tariff at all (or that the theory of
free trade were in force).
While we have used fictitious figures for
the purpose of easy comprehension, we arc
certain facts will bear ua out in saying that
we have granted to our friends of opposite
theory, the democratic majority, the advan
tage. During President Cleveland's second term
of office (1892-1896) as at the present time,
we had a democratic house and senate ma
jority, and their Ideas or theories of tariff
were put into force. The results were, the
Wide distress, uncertainty, doubt and un
employment and as a sequence all manner of
excuses. It was my province to protest at
that time and again to protest, as I do at
this time, against a theory of economic
which if continued will cause greater misery
than ever. . .
Let us have a senate and house firmly
rooted and grounded on protection for our
When, after the campaign of 1890, the re
publican party again became the dominant
party, it was impossible . to find sufficient
unemployed men to form a corporal's guard,
and so It continued. The slogan of the party
at that time was "the full dinner pail."
And though It was laughed to scorn by
the so-called economists, who offered "free
silver," free trade and a great deal of "free
advice," yet the idle men melted away as
the snow before the summer's sutl.
And the great mass of unemployed 'work
ers, and employed as well, and I am quit
sure I am representing the former by com
mon consent, and many of the tatter as well,
join me in insisting that we have a sane
thedry of economics.
Give to us the right to earn and we
will soon be in position to discuss any
sort of theory advanced by our opponents.
We are tired of the vagaries of hair,
brained enthusiasts, be they "capitalists or
cormorant," and will aoon take our places
among the men who are worthy of respect.
We want protection for American indus
tries nd we purpose marching to the polls
and no more "marching to Washington" and
when we do settle down to our work of build
ing homes, educating our children and pro
claiming to the world the gospel of contin
uity of the republic against all comers.
CHARLES T. KELLET.
Wilson's Usurpation Sufficient Issue.
Silver Creek, Neb., Aug. 10. To the Editor
of The Bee: Your editorial, based on the
attack of Senator Cummins on President
Wilson for his interference in the matter of
the child labor bill, was very much to the
point and much to be commended. The
whole country should ring with talk of that
kind, and if Mr. Hughes tn his campaign
speeches would take up the matter of Wil
son's encroachments on the powers and pre
rogatives of the legislative department of
the government, he would be rendering a
service of prime importance to free govern
ment, not only in the United States, but
throughout the world. By reason of long
service at the bar and on the bench of the
highest court in our land, .no man is better
qualified than he to expose the unconstitu
tional, traitorous work of President Wilson
In his more than three years of ordering
congress to do this, and to do that, and not
to do the other thing; just as though the
congress of the United States was but a
mere instrument tn the hands of the execu
tive; and, by reason of his eminent posi
tion as a candidate for the presidency, his
words would everywhere command the most
As you know, I have been harping on this
very thing of Wilson's lawlessness ever since
he has been president, and more than once
in the public prints I have declared that he
should be impeached. If the present con
gress had had a tithe of the independent
spirit and true American manhood of the
congress of Andrew Johnson's time, he
would long ago hav been impeached and
Incontinently fired out of office. But I now
find profound satisfaction in the conviction
that not long hence the 'American people
will fire him and, 1 trust, with such force
that henceforth and forever no American
president wilt ever again dare to raise a
traitorous hand againat the constitution of
The apologists and defenders of President
Wilson are fond of saying that Hughes haa
no Issue. No issue T He has plenty of
them; but, really, what Issue should he
want other than himself T What other issue
should be required of him? Hughes Is a
lawyer and a jurist; he Is able fully to ap
preciate the saeredneas and binding force of
aa official oath, and if on the 4th of next
March it should be bis fortune to stand there
tn the shadow of the dome of the eapitol at
Washington and take that oath to "pre
serve, protect and defend" the constitution
of the United Statee to th best of his abil
ity, the American people might feel per
fectly sure that ha would do it
While I have no doubt whatever what
Hughes would do in the matter, I should
like to hear htm say what, undoubtedly, la
so mueh a part of his being that h might
consider it a thing always to be Uken for
granted, that if elected, president he would
always keep strictly within constitution!
limits, and that he would not under any cir
cumstances attempt to arrogate to himself
"powers properly belonging to either of the
other great departmenta of government. 1
would like to bear him say that as president
he would be content to execute the laws, and
not demand the right to make them ; Z would
like to bear him say that he would be quit
content to be just plain president a servant
of the people, and that he would not under
a self-assumed leadership attempt to exer
cise the powers and prerogatives of aa old
Hughes the republican the democrat, ver
sus Wilson the autocrat; that la the issue,
and it is issue enough.
GRINS AND GROANS.
"And whore are you from?"
"Is it true that In your country every
man has a chance to.be president?'1
Well, possibly we can t say that But
almost every family can own a motor car."
"We are having some trouble In fllllojr
our chair In -mota physics."
"What's the difficulty?"
"We want a professor who can lecture
in good seasonable slang," Louisville
na mv uasut est hose
M A VJEEK 60 t)U THINK
HE S teSERS Afc?
BEEM IN JrU-!
"I say, waiter, have yon any bivalves In
"Only the safety valve on the engine, sir.
and I don t think you could buy that"
youHveT mrry my duhtr where will
"Well. sir. I don't feel that I am well
enough acquainted with you yet to offer my
"You." etclalmed tbe indignant old gen-iLn'.-
w.nt ,0 mrrv daughter!
Why. sir, it is only a few years ago that you
were caddylng for me."
"?. .,lrU ald the yng man, "but I
don't Intend to let that stand in the way.
I hope T am phloeopher enough to walla
that a very bad golfer may make a f airly
good Utter-In -law. "Boston Transcript
"Brevity Is the soul of wit."
"Tes." replied Senator Sorghum. But
you've got to make your speech long enough
to allow people who have traveled wm
distance time to sit still and get rested up.
Washington Star. ,
Lecturer The Idea of eternity, my
friends, la something too vast for the nu
mand mind to conceive.
Voice from the Audience Did you evjer
pay for a $700 piano on the Installment
plan 7 Life.
THE NEIGHBORLY MAN.
Edgar A Oueat in petrolt rree Preaa.
Some are eager to be famous, some are
striving to be great,
Some are tolling to be leaders of their nation
or their state
And in every man'a ambition, If w only
understood , Jia
There Is much that's fine and splendid
every hope Is mostly good.
So I cling unto the notion that contented
I will be
If the men upon life's highway find a
needed friend In me.
I rather like to putter 'round the walks
and yards of life,
To spray at night the roses that are
burned and browned with strife j
To eat a frugal dinner, but alway to
For the unexpected stranger that my simple
meal would ehare.
I don't care to be a traveler, X would
rather be the one
Sitting calmly by the roadside helping
weary travelers on.
I d like to be a neighbor In th good old
Finding much to do for other, hut not
over much to say.
X like to read the paper, but I do not
yearn to aee
What the journal of the morning baa been
moved to say of me;
In the silences and shadows I would live
my life and die
And depend for fond remembrance on some
I gueea I wasn't fashioned for the brilliant
thnigs of earth.
Wasn't gifted much with talent or designed
for special worth.
But waa just sent here to putter with
life's little odda and ende
And keep a simple corner where the tlr-
ring highway bends:
And If folke should chance to linger, worn
and weary through the day f
To do some needed service and to cheer
. them on their way.
THE LAND OF HIAWATHA
Your nearest and best vacation land almost
straight north with ten thousand lake and hundred
of square mile of great pine wood; fishing the f inert
in the world, beside bathing, canoeing and tramping
in the woods; hotels, cottages, boarding house or
camps, whichever you prefer; you can get board and
lodging for about $10 or f 12 per week and frequently
less. A Minnesota vacation will relieve, If not cure,
insomnia, nervousness, hay fever, indigestion and
"grouchine." See how low the round trip fare ara
from Omaha via the Chicago Great Western:
MINNESOTA VACATION FARES.
Alexandria, Mian. . .
Annan dale, Mtnn. , , ,
Bat tl. Lake, Minn...
La Ports, Minn
M.dlscm Lake, Mlna..
Dear River, Mtaa, '
Pelican Rapid, Miaa.
St. Paul, Minn
Seutk Havan, Mtu..
. .2I Jl
Write and let me give you free descriptive folder
and booklets, telling you where the big fish are, hotel
P. F. BONORDEN, C. P. T. A,
Phonos: Douglas 260. 1522 Farnaro Si, Omaha.
(Emphasise the "Great")
A product of choice American
barley malt and carefully selected im
ported hops. Brewed and bottled in
a modem brewery under the most
sanitary conditions. Cannot be sur
passed in quality. Its taste is most
pleasant. No beverage is more re
freshing or satisfying, especially on a
Save Coupons and Get Premiums
Phone Douglas 1889 and
have a case sent home.
Luxus Mercantile Co.
Powered by Open ONI