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THE OMAHA SUNDAY REE: AUGUST 20. 1916.
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE
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Sib.rribvia Irnvinf th city t.mpor.rlly
heula hnv Thf Dm m.lUd to Ihtm. Ad
dmt wilt bt changed at olun raquitltd.
liciii;. ior America first. Mr.
Hushes is also serins: America first.
It will he easy to keep those boys
in Nebraska when they Ret back from
Texas.
Look both way before yon start to
cross a street, ami take no unneces
sary cll.itH'CS.
Yes, the democrats usually carry
V.ait-e three weeks before the elec
tion -."hich loses it to .hem.
One building it. C't'.iaV.a was found
big etHHifih to boM a'i who cared to
hear "Billy" Sunday, and not all the
scats were taken at that.
House hunters also testify to the
Ktow.li o! Omaha's population. With
all the expansion due to building, it is
lar from easy to find a good place for
rent.
The attendance drawn by "Lilty's"
return visit, compared with his origi
nal Omaha engagement, shows what
advertising and the lack of advertis
ing will do.
The retail credit men, who are to
be with uj this week, will find Oma
ha's prosperity tad hospitality alike
ji the cash Ttriety, and not merely
protniiet to ytj.
Omihi :n't the only place where
careless auto driving leads to acci
dents, but that it no reason why care
should not ke taken here. Safety
irt ii always in order.
While the tax rate in Omaha is to
be a trifle lower in per cent, the pro
ceeds of the levy will be bigger and
the nontax levy will also be bigger.
Municipal retrenchment is an iri
descent dream.
Carranza has the better of Mr. Wit
ion' on another point. The Mexican
commissioners were named when the
note was sent, and the "first chief"
now pointedly but politely asks,
"Why this delay J"
Carranza's method of dealing with
strikers is not likely to be more pop
ular in the world than some of his
other notions. It is quite edifying,
though, as indicating the extent to
which liberty prevails in Mexico un
der the "Srst chief."
Governor Morehead almost has been
convinced that Nebraska needs a new
state house, but the old building
came pretty near to falling in on him
before he'd admit it. Maybe he'll be
fully converted before his term of of
fice expires.
Omaha is a genuine center of the
automobile industry, but watch the
people turn out to pay tribute to the
horse this week. Autos are all right
in their way, but they'll never evoke
the thrill that comes with the brush
in the stretch between well matched
equine rivals for speed honors.
Shackleton and Stefansson.
From the opposite ends of the earth
telegraph wires have recently carried
word of the doings of two intrepid
explorers who find their mission in
polar regions. From the south first
came news of Shackleton's failure to
reach the members of his party
stranded on Elephant island, which
meant very likely that all will have
perished before another attempt at
rescue can be made. The terror of the
Anatarctic winter has taken toll again
of-the daring spirits who brave its
rag in search of the secrets hidden
under its awful ice.
Following this from the north came
the word that Vilhjalmur Stefansson
was not lost when he disappeared
from view two yearj ago, with his
face set to the north. A portion of
his party reached civilization at Nome,
and sent in some word of their achieve
ments and discoveries.
Neither of these announcements
took np the (pace given to some of
man's other activities, but the mes
sage they contain is not entirely lost,
and in time the work these men are
doing may be esteemed of value quite
as great as that which is now absorb
ing to much more of mankind'! atten
tion. Geography will be richer be
cause of islands Stefansson has
mapped, and for his observations as to
tidal currents and other data, while
Shackleton has at least contributed the
example of a soul undaunted by misfortune.
, Omaha's Military Strategic Value.
' Discussing the strategic value of our trans
! poration system in an article entitled "Our Kail-
roads and the Next War," coutrilmted to Collier's,
the author, Kdwjrd llungerford, stresses the
militarv itnpoiuit'-e of the I'nion Pacific as the
union's cliiri transcontinental thoroughfare.
After noting the tact that the eastern terminal on
the hank of the Missouri river is hut an overnight
ride from Chicago with which it is connected by
six excellent lailroatls, most of them double
tracked, ami the further fact that its own main
stem is thiiildo t! ackt'd I'r.ictically tile entire dis
tance of UW. miles to Og.lni. where it divides
into three great teeding lines, to S.in Francisco,
to 1'i'rtl.tnil anil Seattle, and to l.os Angeles, he
s.iv s :
While llice three lines nrr noniitullv set:i
r.ttc r.nhi'.i'K they are, in filed, component
p.uls ot llic 1 nii'ii I'.icilic svstcin. In any mih
t.lly ciims ninning a i.inl tr.iiisr.intinent.tl
movement .'t ti." ps they would lieconle e
trcmrlv unp.'il.uit p. ills, lly the use ot these
roads ithe l ni"ii I'.uific and the suppleinent.il
Iransi'ontniriM.il linesl it would be possible to
throw .i gn.it nunihcr ot troops ami niuinii'tns
actors to ..Iiiinst anv section of the Pacilic co.tst
within it linlt tune. (If the coast north ,tntl
south tnink line, which will he exteii.letl. t.nlv
a stn.ttl p. lit is dotihlc-tr.icked. 1 h.tvc hud
stress an.! constant repetition upon this tpies
tton of tlonhle-track, simply because a tlouhlc
track ritilroa.l is almost ten times as olhcitut
as a single track railroad.
And further on, in view of the capacity of its
low grades ami tloiihle track to Ogden, he adds:
It will hardly he exaggeration to suggest
that the I'nion l'.tcitic could handle a military
ti.iin, bound west tiom the Missouri, at least
every thirty minutes. Taking one thousand
men to a train, as a moderate estimate, this
great railroad could dispatch nearly fifty thou
sand men a day without in any degree congest
ing itself.
This puts it so concretely that no one who
can grasp the possible military requirements of
the I'nitcd States, if called on to repel a foreign
invader, can possibly misunderstand. As the
eastern terminus of this artery of travel, abso
lutely necessary for a military highway, Omaha
has an immense sirategic value on the war map,
notwithstanding the fact that it is not itself ex
posed to attack. It is the central radiating point
from which men and supplies can be quickly ad
vanced in any direction, an equally ideal location
for reserve stores as for mobilization for the cen
tral territory.
With the object lessons we are having in
Kurope and the knowledge gained by surveying
our own military resources. Omaha's importance
as a military asset is strikingly accentuated and
must figure prominently in all preparedness plans.
Infantile Paralysis and the Doctors.
In the face of a discouraging epidemic, the
doctors have done a brave thing. They have ad
mitted that so far their science has been baffled,
that research has so far been unable to disclose
the cause of the disease, its cure, or the means by
which it is transmitted. On its face, this situation
wears the sign of hopelessness, but it is really not
so bad as that. A science that has met and over
come other forms of plague and pestilence is not
likely to retreat because a newer disease is for
the moment proof against its efforts. Humanity
will not be left helpless to protect its tender off
spring against the terror which for the time eludes
the dure. Unnumbered diseases have afflicted man
throughout the ages, and these have surely been
met and successfully dealt with by the man of
medicine, and so in time will lie discover the
secret of anterior poliomyelitis.
For the present he oilers advice that, if care
fully followed, will go far towards eliminating all
disease. It is to keep the premises clean, to be
careful of the person, to avoid unhealthy food or
drink or over-indulgence in any form of food or
drink, and to consult a doctor at once in case of
illness. This advice is good at any time in any
community. The cause of infantile paralysis will
yet be found, but it will help a lot to follow the
doctor's advice always.
Mystery of the Boomerang.
Many years ago the blackfellow of the Aus
tralian bush mystified his white brother by
means of the boomerang. Through some agency
not yet entirely clear to the able physicists who
have studied flic matter, this most benighted of
all savages was enabled to make his peculiar
weapon do such wonderful things as to suggest
the uncanny. In time he was successfully imi
tated by the white man, and exhibitions of boom
erang throwing have entertained multitudes, but
without disclosing just why this instrument does
as it does. Its outward flight is simple enough,
perhaps, involving the underlying principle of the
aeroplane, but its return flight is not so easily ex
plained. To master this, and to apply it to aerial
navigation is the inspiration of a series of experi
ments being carried on by a student at Chicago
university. His work so far has progressed to the
point where he has greatly improved on the black
fellow's boomerang, and he hopes to unravel the
entire mystery of its flight. When he does, he
will have almost unlocked the real secret, and
have mastered not only the art of flying, but the
more important and infinitely more difficult
matter of alighting.
Daniels Warns the Women.
Josephus Daniels is not only an able seaman,
but something of an astute politician as well. He
can peer as far into the future as any and occa
sionally he discloses what he can see waiting just
a little way head. One of these occasions of
prophecy came over him w hen he warned a woman
suffrage leader what would happen to the move
ment in event the women vote for Hughes in
those states where they already are enfranchised.
If they do, says Josephus, they seal the doom of
the constitutional amendment, as the angry demo
crats will then withhold their assent, just to get
even with the ladies. Not that he wants to frighten
anyone, or coerce a voter; oh no, but Mr. Daniels
wants the women to see whither they are drifting,
and to pull back in time, that they may go along
with the gallant party that holds the suffrage
question to be one of states' rights, such as the
legislature of Georgia exercised when it set a
date for consideration of the bill at the next day
after the adjournment sine die.
Plenty of suggestions are coming forward in
response to the invitation, but the better way to
make Omaha bigger and happier is to go after
one thing at a time and settle it. Don't scatter
your fire.
Bre'r Magney's inquiry into the milk "trust"
recalls the fact that he was county attorney when
the legislature ordered legal proceedings against
several alleged local food trusts
iohav
Thought Nugget for the Day.
There's a narrow ridge in the K'avcyaril
Wouli! scarce stay a child in his race.
Hut to me and my thought it is wider
Than the star-sown vaxue of spare.
James Kussell Lowell.
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Italy declared war aKaint Turkey.
I if una tit utlic i. illy anmiunml cap tun' f the
RusM.ui inrtn-ss ot NotKeorick, with JOniH)
men and 7t"( cannon.
dermal! licet engaged Russian licet in Gulf
of liKa, each Mile losing several ve-M'K
( icnnan submarines reported to have Mink
fourteen hhips in two da s.
This Day in Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
A. (iortschinann nl this cil y has invented a
contrivance lor preventing junaways, which works
evcellenilv and hiils t.ur to heroine very popular.
Several ol them have already been niauuiactured
and are in use in the city.
X n man Leslie, who recently arrived here from
I'aiuda with a view to locating here, has pur-eha-e.l
the interest ol Mr. Morrill in the handsome
drug store on Sixteenth and Dodge and the husi
nevs will he conducted under the iirni style of
Leslie Uros.
Miss Nellie Plum, sister of Miss O. Plum, one
of the teachers ot the Deaf and Dumb institute,
has left to assume charge of a school at Weeping
Water.
'I nomas F. Hrennan, state secretary of the
Catholic Knights of America, leaves for Wood
Kiver to establish a branch of the order at that
place.
A small ten-pound police judge has put in his
appearance at Judge Stenberg's home and the
fTHtl court y?0 It n I
older judge is figuring on resigning in the young
Insnet'h.r Sn.inoler anrt ntUr-
the local ofnee ol postal inspection, are packing up
their effects preparatory to leaving for otheC
posts of duty t'll September 1.
ur. s. K. hpakling and wile have returned
from a pleasant western trip.
The new ni;in nf (Imnh nln.-l...t I... r T?
,. ' ' ' ". "' uy y. i
Mayne. is now ready tor sale by Kosewater &
Christie, Room !.'. Cranite blurb lr;.-
$15.11(1.
Great Railroad Strikes in the Past.
First general railroad strike in America beiran
at Martinsburg, W. Va.. July 16, 1877, against
retiuccti wages. Lastctl three months and became
extensive and widespread. Many millions in prop-
city uesiroycu. jrrmc unsuccesstul.
General strike of telcuranhers. involving 67 -
flOO men, began at Pittsburgh, July V), 18K.1, for
15 per cent advance in wages. Lasted thirty days.
Strike successful.
General strike on Missouri Pacific railroad
system, ordered by Martin Irons, March 6, 1880.
Lasted two months and involved 9,0(10 men. Loss
in wages, $1,400,000. Strike unsuccessful.
Strike of heading Railway employes, heean in
Pennsylvania, December 24, 1887, for advance in
wages. Lasted two months and involved 30,000
men. Loss in wages exceeded $3,500,000. Strike
unsuccessful.
Strike of Chicago, Burlington & Ouincv rail
road employes, began in Illinois, February 27,
1888, for adjustment of wages. Strike unsuccessful.
General strike of New York Central railroad
employes, began at Albany, N. Y August 8,
low, against dismissal of members of Knights of
Labor. Lasted two days. Strike unsuccessful.
Strike of Erie railroad switchmen, began at
Buffalo, August 14, 1892. for adjustment of waire
scale. Lasted ten days. Strike unsuccessful.
Strike ol Lehigh Valley railroad trainmen, be
gan November 18, 189.1, for settlement of gen
eral grievances. Lasted eighteen days and in
volved 2,000 men. Strike partly successful.
Strike of Great Northern and Montana Central
railroad employes, began April 15, 1894. Lasted
sixteen days. Settled by arbitration. Strike partly
successful.
General strike of employes of the Pullman
company, licgan at Chicago, May 11, 1894, against
reduction in wages. Lasted four months and in
volved 2,000 men. Strike unsuccessful.
Greatest strike in history of the country, in
volving all western railroads, began June 26, 1894,
in sympathy with the Pullman employes strike.
t.ontiucieo oy American Kailway union, a power
ful railroad organization under the nresidenrv
of Eugene V. Debs. United States government
interterrcd on account ot the mads and federal
troops ordered to Chicago on July . Pierce
rioting at many points and millions of dollars'
worth of railroad property destroyed. Debs and
other leaders arrested and imprisoned for viola
tion ot lederal injunction. Strike proved unsuc
cessful and was officially declared off by the
.American Kauway union, August 0, 1894.
The Day We Celebrate.
J. M. Harding of the Harding Creamery com
pany is 29 years old todav. He was born in Wis-
ner, Neb., and was educated in the Omaha schools.
1 nomas Kilpatrick ot the Thomas Kilpatrick
company was born August 20, 1841, in Scotland.
He went into the wholesale dry goods business in
Cleveland, later removing to Omaha and finally
taking up the retail dry goods business e.xcl'i
sivelv. William Heald, member of the Omaha police
force, is celebrating his 42d birthday. He is a
native of Mount Pleasant, la.
Christine Nilsson. for many years one of the
world's most famous singers, born in Sweden,
seventy-four years ago today.
Raymond 1'oincare, president of the French
republic, born at l!ar-La-Duc, fifty-six years ago
today.
Julia Sanderson, popular actress and musical
comedy star, born at Springfield, Mass., thirty
two years ago today.
Margaret Courtot, celebrated as a motion pic
ture comedienne, bom at Summit, N. J., nineteen
years ago today.
Otto H. Tittmann, whose removal from the
superintendency of the United States coast and
geodetic survey is now a subject of political con
troversy, born at Belleville, 111., sixtv-six years
ago todav.
George E. Anderson, United Slates consul
general at Hong Kong, born at Bloomington, 111.,
forty-seven years ago today.
This Day in History.
1629 John Winthrop was chosen governor of
the Massachusetts colony.
1745 Francis Asburv. the first Mefbnrllet
bishop in America, born in England. Died at
Richmond, Va., March ol. 1816.
1794 General Anthony Wayne defeated the
Indians at Fallen Timbers, near the present city
of Toledo.
1827 Thomas Carney, civil war governor of
Kansas, born in Delaware county, Ohio. Died at
Leavenworth in 1889.
1866 The war in Texas was declared at an end
by proclamation of President Johnson.
1S68 Burlingame and the Chinese embassy
visited Boston.
1882 Suer canal occupied by British naval
brigade, during the Egyptian war.
1891 Cardinal Gibbons delivered the pallium
to Archbishop Katzcr at Milwaukee with great
ceremony.
1897 Prince of Wales and Lord Roberts in
vested with the order of St. Patrick at Dublin.
1912 General William Booth, founder of the
Salvation Armv. died in London. Born near Not
tingham in 1829.
Uy Victor Roiwatr.
'TO FOLKS familiar with the formative period
of Nebraska's history, many pages written in
that interesting volume are recalled by the death
ot John M. Thurston, whose career was really
inrteorie ami whose passing presents many ele
ments of the pathetic. At the zenith of his public
career, capped by his election to the United States
senate, Mr. Thurston was unquestionably one of
the most powerful factors, it n.'l the most power
lul factor, in Nehr.tska's politics. When he pre
sided over the rt 'publican national convention of
1SSS as its trinptiniry chairman, ami a-aiii over
the republican national convention of lWo as its
permanent chairman, his name was blazoned from
one end of the country to the other, lie was
seriously considered as a candidate lor vice presi
dent on the ticket with Mckinley, but there
seemed to be a star of ill-omen hovering over
him which took control of his destiny when he
quit public life and rescinded his avowed deter
mination to conic hack to Omaha and resume the
practice of law here, l or reasons which perhaps
few know, he stayed in Washington, no doubt ex
pecting his great legal talents to command recog
nition, only to meet disappointment and when
he finally came back, nearly fifteen years after
wards, it was too late,' even if his strength had
not alreatly gone.
Despite bis conspicuous faults, Senator Thurs
ton had many admirable traits. First of all I
should place his intense loyalty to his friends to
whom he would stick through thick and thin re
gardless of their deserts. He bail come up with
what was called "flic railroad brigade" and the
on-hangcrs he inherited were tlead weights all the
time.
A striking example of this loyalty is found in
his recommendation of Colonel Champion S.
Chase to be surveyor of customs at Omaha. To
take care of Chase, it was necessary to let out
Dr. George L. Miller, who had been appointed
by President Cleveland and who had, as a gold
democrat, done valiant service for the election of
President McKinlcy that ordinarily would have
earned him retention. Senator Thurston, how
ever, harked back to the time when he, himself,
had come to Omaha as an ambitious youth, with
out friends or experience, and had been taken by
Chase into his law office and helped to a start at
law practice. And, although Chase then in his
old age (he died in office shortly afterwards) no
longer represented any political influence what
ever, the senator insisted upon doing him this
good turn in defiance of the clamors and protests
of the horde of office seekers.
In a similar way he repaid Church Howe by
using his influence for his elevation to the con
sular service. Major Howe had been Nebraska's
member of the republican national committee in
1888, and in that capacity he had been instru
mental in securing the selection of Thurston for
the temporary chairmanship of the national con
vention and Thurston never forgot it.
Another thing for which Senator Thurston
should in fairness be credited was his faculty for
overlooking personal antagonisms in working for
measures for the benefit of Omaha, Nebraska or
the country at large. The Bee and its editor were
at outs, politically, with the senator most of the
time, yet there was a continuous interchange of
correspondence relating to subjects of public in
terest which The Bee was advocating here at
home and which the senator was looking after
down at Washington. Mr. Thurston claimed the
leadership of the party while he was in the sen
ate, but he seldom came home without calling
upon my father as the editor of the leading re
publican paper, and conferring with him on mat
ters of party policy and pending measures of
legislation. In a word, he was big enough to
fight his political enemies, and fight hard, but also
to fight shoulder to shoulder with them for a
common object and to do this realizing that in
the next round they would probably be again
fighting on opposite sides.
As an orator, Senator Thurston possessed
what is known as personal magnetism in an ex
ceptional degree. He had a clear, resonant voice
and a pleasing and effective delivery but, above
all, that indescribable something which evokes re
sponse and enthusiasm. His was the spread
eagle hurrah style of speaking, but it was the
style that was popular and it clamped to him a
personal following which I believe no other Ne
braska orator except Mr. Bryan has been able
to develop solely by talking from stump and
rostrum. As forensic efforts, the joint debate be
tween Thurston and Bryan in the campaign of
1894, when both were running for the United
States senate, will always rank high. Someone
has recently sent me one of the admission tickets
used for this series of oratorical duels bearing
the names in autographic fac simile, on one side
"J. M. Thurston" and on the other "V. J. Bryan."
If I remember rightly these tickets were divided
equally between the two speakers so both should
have the same chance for applause from the au
dience and make sure that neither could monopo
lize the house for his friends. It is of record that
Mr. Bryan polled the big popular vote, while the
legislature went republican and Mr. Thurston
pulled the senatorship.
Some samples of the Thurston oratory may
be interesting. Here is an extract from the
speech he delivered to the legislature accepting
his election as senator and expressing his thanks
for the honor:
"Nebraska put one star in the azure of our
flag, and New York put another, but when they
took their places in the flag, they were no
longer stars of New York and Nebraska, but
stars of the greatest nation of the earth, shining
for the protection and happiness of every
American citizen. Let it be the ambition of
all good and patriotic men I pledge you, my
countrymen, it shall be mine to stand for the
welfare and prosperity of the best government
that has ever blessed mankind, and for the up
lifting and glorification of the dearest flag that
ever kissed the skv."
Here is the peroration that stirred the country
to its depths, being the conclusion of his famous
Cuban speech delivered in the senate in March,
1898, on his return from a visit to that oppressed
island and advocating forcible intervention:
"Force compelled the signature of unwilling
royalty to the great Magna Charta; force put
life into the Declaration of Independence and
made effective the Emancipation Proclama
tion; force beat with naked hands upon the iron
gateway of the Bastile and made reprisal in one
awful hour for centuries of kingly crime; force
waved the flag of revolution over Bunker Hill
and marked the snows of Valley Forge with
blood stained feet; force held the broken line
at Shiloh, climbed the flame-swept hill at Chat
tanooga, and stormed the clouds on Lookout
heights; force marched with Sherman to the
sea, rode with Sheridan in the valley of the
Shenandoah, and gave Grant victory at Ap
pomattox: force saved the union, kept the stars
in the flag, made 'niggers' men. The time for
God's force has come again. Let the impas
sioned lips of American patriots once more take
up the song:
''In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born
across the sea,
With a glory in his bosom that transfigured
you and me,
As he died to make men holy, let us die to make
men free,
For God is marching on.
"Others may hesitate, others may procrasti
nate, others may plead for further diplomatic
negotiation, which means delay, but for me,
I am ready to act now, and for my action I am
ready to answer to my conscience, my country
and my God."
SECULAR SHOTS AT PULPIT. DOMESTIC PLEASANTRIES.
Houston Post: A Minnesota pastor un
thert will b work for all in heaven. If
we were tryina to recruit for the land of
Klory we would tell them that in the other
place men would have to etoke the furnace
In the nummer time and drive the ire wagon
in winter.
SprintrfiVId Repuhlii-an : The vote of the
Wt-sleynn Methodist conference tn England
to appoint a committee to coniiiler a plan
for a federation of the free churches ia an
event of importance, for it meant that the
leading Methodist body ii not opposed In
principle to co-operation with the Haptiste,
Cimjtrt-Kationalists and Presbyterians.
Kmptiria (Kan.) (inzetfc: A minister !
nmler the consulerahle handicap of being
ohlitfeil to speak the truth, and upeak it so
Hint it cannot be questioned, itealuinff this
law. Rev. D. Y. Donaldson, Emporia's
preacher-fls herman, brought his iifty-tive-pound
rntlish down town, and passed in re
view with it, thereliy leaving no loopholtf
lor h doubt that the Neosho river can grow
lifty-fUe-pound catfish In a dry year. Mr.
DonuMson now may he expected to preach a
Hermon, using as his text the truth that
lnin;in home the big ones you get is one
of the easiest ways of getting people to be
lieve ymi really did it.
Ilfiltiiimre American: The Baptists have
adoptetl a new slogan for a campaign of
church advancement, taking these words t
The Maximum for the Master. The words
are striking, full of meaning, and carry
with them a thought from which all churches
and all denominations can profit. Too often I
does it happen in the life of every congrega
tion that the service becomes perfunctory
and instead of giving to the Master the max
imum and the best, the gift Is the minimum,
if not the worst. It is on account of such
iervices that the church finds it a hard
stniKcIe to keep in lead, that it fails to make
the projfresis it might make under better con
ditions. nd it is on this account that Sun
day after Sunday sees so many empty pews
in houses of worship that might be packed
o the dour.
Brown Is it alWHys raining In London?
Green No, sometimfs It Is Just going lo
or Just has. Judge.
"Olit Braasy keeps up his golf talk all
tlif viir round."
"IV M, he plitys only from April to No-
VfllllHT "
"I know; but he runs a bHlky furnace
from Notnit.T to April.'' Juilge.
"Duos your boy Josh know luw to run
thf f j r in 7 "
".lush ain't Biippof d to botbT with any
trtriln' detail HkH tliat."' replied Kanir
i 'rn toss"!. "Josh In tin- only om r ii.it
known how M run uiir Hew automobile."-
.i.-liiUKH'ii Mar.
KTWMR-KABI6ci,.
A VlWTtR HAS PROPOSED
TO MC-3H0uU I MARoy HIM?
-MARGARET
SEE VF HE'S A ?oot SoWr
ytftTER -TRVTD HAVE HIM
RH7ME "MARGARET J FIRST
He!tr Our 2-year oM boy buby (hrmv;
every hnnk bo cun lay his hands on stiiiit;!.;
Into the tire,
Skelter Mm alive! You've bred a v.-
anl of rttianco, Llfi
"nh, papa, Jack stiys my love for him
makes him frel strong enough tu iu'-1
mountains."
"Yes, but la he strong enough to go to
work ?" Hoistun Transcript.
WOMEN'S ACTIVITIES.
The Yale School of Medicine has opened
its doors to women students.
The National Girl ScouU organiration has
massed the 10,000-mark in Its membership.
Nellie C. Pierce of Santa F ia the secre
tary of the New Mexico State Bar associa
tion. British firms that have been forced by war
conditions to employ women as traveling
salesmen report that the work of the female
"drummers" is entirely satisfactory.
Mrs. John A. Logan, who has Just passed
her 79th birthday, is actively engaged in
raising a fund for the erection of a Clara
Harton memorial in Washington.
"Lotta" Crabtree, the former famous act
ress, now in her 70th year, has taken up
painting and has spent the summer as a
member of the artists' colony at Gloucester
Maxs.
The women's section of the Navy league,
hnving found the national service school at
Chevy Chase so valuable, has decided to open
three schools in different parts of the coun
try. One in San Francisco is now in opera
tion, one at Lake Geneva, Wis,, and the third
at Narragansett pier.
HUMAN STILL.
Arthur iIoodennuKh
Tho sunk iNti on g through Eden en pt
Is In the world today;
Thioush all of time's vlcljsttudei
It Iiu not passed away.
The pr.in.'il iiisUuetfi of tin) rare.
Convention cannot kill
Tlu tides of life go in or out.
Hut we ara human still!
The bard, thi patriot und the jer
h'ach with his own go gift,
Strives from a plane of enrthltrusi
His brother to uplift
But Ingraltied tendencies of life
Oft bring results to nil
When all is said, we are nut changed
We are human still!
Our hrartu take hold on higher things
Our souls have dreams sublime;
We beat In vain our spirit wingi
Agalnut the bars of time.
Life's ruthless, rude realities
Dispel the heavenly thrill
Tha bright-winged butterfly eludes
And leaves us human still!
We clutrh at wealth we clutch at fame
Repsons've to some' law
Whose source we guers; a deathless namo
Inspires us all with awe;
Th promised land as Moses did
Vv'e view from Moab's hill
Llkn him we may not entei In,
For we are human still,
We strive by heaven's perfect plan
Our brdng to adjust;
To find that moital man remeing
But one remove from dust.
Immortal longings stir the soul
With many a maKlc thrill
And waves dlvln) across us roll
iiut we are human mill!
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treatment of non-contagious and
non-mental diseases, no others be
ing admitted; the other Rest Cot
tage being designed for and de
voted to the exclusive treatment
of select mental cases requiring
for a time watchful care and spe
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