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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 1916.
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dreea will ba changed aa ofte aa i-.qu.st.cl
In the interval, Omaha's nee for a new Union
f passenger depot ia not growing any lest..
V Back and forth Russians and Turks struggle
for possession of Mush. Both sides love a soft
, . It is again demonstrated that horse racing it
just as exciting and stimulating as auto speeding
and not nearly so deadly. '
j A niche in the hall of fame awaits the 'dealer
j is human necessaries who defies the spirit of the
j times and keeps prices on the ground floor.
Sixteen Nebraska trust companies report re
J sources of $3,459,000. Which goes to show that
f trust companies do not operate wholly on trust.
As we understand it, the pressure of the presi
, dent on railroad managers is merely a revised
, application of Wilson's selebrated "New Free
I dom." V ' :
The story of the Jap physician and Pancho
Villa,' panoplied with the literary flourishes of
Chihuahua, promises to rank as the best seller
of the season.' r :,:i,..
Henry Ford is favored with a ' libel suit' for
$1,000,000 damages. The size of the bill nicely
fits in with the theory of reaching for all the
traffic will bear. - .'
Antoists properly appreciating ,the rights of
others need not fear increased restrictions for
public safety. No trouble will come to careful,
competent drivers. -' "i;1 , v
it -i W'T"?rr-. Ia Mi ;
, The entrance of Sweden into the conversation
fest with Great BritaM affords a timely1 break In
the monotony of American notes. Swedish re
prisals exhibit the right temper. ' ' '
An Answer That Doesn't Answer.
Having evidently at last heard from his boss
in Washington, the World-Herald man essays an
answer to The Bee's article of week ago expos
ing the dishonesty of Senator Hitchcock's pro
posed special tax on foreign owned stocks and
bonds sent here to be disposed of. The Bee
showed plainly that this scheme is tantamount
to a scaling or repudiation, in the percentage of
the tax, of debts owed to foreign investors who
loaned us money to develop our industries; that
the stocks or bonds are merely the security for
these debts, and that confiscating one per cent
or two per cent of the investment, in the guise
of a tax, is no different in essence from confiscat
ing ten per cent, or twenty per cent or fifty per
The answer of Senator Hitchcock's paper (we
give it in full in another column of this page) is
that when a foreigner sends his stocks and bonds
back, he is selling his "property" just the same as
if he sent merchandise, and is properly subject
to an extra tax. But, this is not true, for the stocks
and bonds are not property in the same sense as
merchandise but, as we have said, are merely
security for money already here which, in what
ever form invested, is being taxed the same as
domestic holdings by our property taxes and cor
poration income taxes.
The senator, in his explanation, is particularly
careful to cite, as his example, American stocks
snd bonds owned by "English investors" forced
to exchange them for "British government bonds"
to help finance the "British" war budget His
reference to English investors and to British gov
ernment methods is merely part of the game he
has been playing for the German vote, which he
needs so badly, but here he misses the target be
cause his proposed tax would hit German inves
tors and would confiscate German-owned invest
ments in this country in the same degree that it
would British investments. The truth is, large
amounts of American industrial stocks and bonds
are held abroad by people living in countries
which are not at war at all In Holland, in Swit
zerland, in Denmark, in Sweden and the pre
tense that we are justified by the war, or by the
way the British government treats its subjects, in
confiscating part of the money loaned us from
neutral countries with' whom we are on wholly
friendly terms, will not go with any thinking per
son.' ' ' V '
There is no danger that Senator Hitchcock's
dishonest scheme Will be enacted into law, but,
If it were, its chief effect would be to close the
door on us for floating any more of our securities
abroad. We repeat that this proposal differs
only in a degree from that other famous demo
cratic "cure-all" that was to enable us To pay off
hundred-cent debts with depreciated fifty-cent
silver dollars. , i ' .
Thought Nugget for the Day. '
To him who has been sated and disappointed
by the actual and intelligible, there is a profound
charm in the unattainable and inscrutable. Anon
ymous. One Year Ago' Today in the War.
Germans captured Russian fortress of Olita.
Berlin announced the German occupation of
the important Russian fortress of Brcst-Litovsk.
Allied fleets of aeroplanes shelled munitions
plants in Rhenish Prussia and raided Mt. Hulst
forest in Belgium.
This Day in Omaha Thirty Years ago.
Court Carrier, the well-known Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul ticket agent, has received an
: Nebraska's allotment of the federal good roads
fund for 1916 amounts to $9,551 Legislative ac
tion is required to get the pin money, but the
promise .of more to .follow makes the effort
worth while, - v , V
; The dancing masters, in national convention
assembled, are trying to devise steps that will
keep in tune with the music of the money taken
in at the door. That's not the only business cor
ner where catchy figures catch the coin I i V'
, And now the senator proposes to reduce the
price of print paper by a surtax bigger than the
excess price over the stipulated figure. And it
used to be a sacred democratic tenet that the use
of the taxing power for any purpose but raising
revenue was "robbery,"' to say nothing of being
"unconstitutional." 1 , t, :
' Extending Our list ol "Dsys."
A committee of eminent eastern gentlemen
has succeeded in arousing interest to the end that
Lafayette day" is to be observed more or less
generally and with some ado throughout the
United States. These promoters hope to make this
a fixture, and that September 6 of each year will
be added to our growing list of "days." With no
Intention to review the motive behind this, nor to
waver in recognition of the eminent services to
freedom and America given bis Lafayette, we are
moved to wonder where this wilt end. Other
heroes of the revolution were quite as devoted as
was this gallant Frenchman, and perhaps as de
serving of the honor that Is to be paid him. After
them comes a considerable list of men and women
whose names are indissolubly connected with the
history of their country, and for' whom the same
distinction may be as reasonably required. Some
time we may reach a point where the year will
not contain enough of days to fittingly distinguish
all who demand commemoration, and then the
Choice may be awkward if we are to avoid dupli
cation. It is not impossible that we may find our
selves as did the jolly monks who drained St
Witlaff's horn; when) the prior expired in the
midst of their carousal, they drank to one saint
more. Americans can well afford to honor their
great leaders of thought and action by devoting
themselves to keeping alive the principles they
inculcated, and any who, really merits the peculiar
honor of a special day on the calendar will achieve
it without the artificial stimulus of s, committee's
labors. f .'
nr .JUL w j '
Pros and Cons oj
Contributions on this subject so
overrun our space that we give
herewith briefest extracts from a
few oi them.
High license Is no solution for the
problem of gutting rid of the liquor
traffic. . When we began regulating
the liquor business we were consum
ing twelve and one-half gallons on an
average to ea( h individual, hut now
we consume on an average of twenty-four
gallons to the individual.
After thirty-five years of this kind
of progress we have very little evi
dence that the liquor business Is be
ing closed out under a high license
system. We propcse to pass an
amendment to the state constitution
that will prohibit the manufacture
and sale of intoxicating drink in Ne
braska. This is the only solution to
the problem. H. F. CARSON,
Super ntendent Antl-8aloon League.
TIPS ON HOME TOPICS.
Import Tax on Securities
To give, in fairness Senator Hitchcock's explana
tion of what we have called his "Repudiation
Scheme," we print the subjoined article in full.
The Omaha Bee. in eritirtaino and ennr1emn,M
.Senator Hitchcock's proposal o levy an import
I 'tax on stocks and bonds imported into this
country, denounces it as repudiation, It says:
K "When the foreigner sends his stocks and
, bonds back he merely asks repayment of the
:f money he loaned us and he naturally expects
if to get full value or at least to get the same price
. . they would bring to any other holder."
The Bee is entirely mistaken. When the for
; eigner "sends his stocks and bonds back" it is
simply because he finds it desirable or necessary
to sell them and he expects to get whatever he
can. Sometimes he gets more than he paid, some
times the same, and sometimes less. He is like
, any other investor. He simply sells his property
' and it is just as proper to tax his transfer as to
levy a stamp tax on a deed, a mortgage or a note
; as we have been doing with our own investors,
'i If.it Is proper to tax a suit of woolen clothes or a
barrel of sugar or a horse or an automobile when
1 imported into this country, it is proper to tax a
,1 thousand-dollar bond or a hundred-dollar cer
J tificate of stock in a railroad,
! Just now there are two unusual reasons for
tins proposed import tax on stocks and bonds.
..' One is that we are raising an unusual revenue to
pay for 'preparedness" and this tax would not be
fait by the consumers-who already pay enough
The other reason is that these stocks and bonds
' -l'" drlven over hre br the tion of the
British government It has a well matured plan
j by which it has already "mobilized" over a thou
, sand different American stocks and bonds, it
takes them from Enirliah tnvwciAr, ...u ;k
gives British government bonds in exchange and
sends the American securities to t e United States
to be sold on the stock market or at private sale.
In this way within two years about $1,500,000 000
worth of stocks and bonds have been sent from
fcurope to America and sold here. An import tax
of I per cent would have yielded $15,000,000.
In order to compel English investors to con'
vert their American securities into British gov
ernment bonds more rapidly the British govern
ment has now levied an extra income tax of 10
per cent on American securities.:: This is in addi
tioit to the already enormous income taxes Eng
lish investors pay. , . ,
It compels English investors to surrender their
American securities and the British government
thereupon sends them over here to be sold for
what they will bring. Why should we not tax
their admission? If the British government desires
to use our market to raise money on whv should
we not charge a small tax for the privilege?
j In the Matter of Rate Malting.
More obscuration is cast over the process of
railroad rate making by the inability of the Ne
braska lines to sgree as to just what tariffs they
will promulgate under the order of the Interstate
Commerce commission, which supersedes Order
No. 19 of the Nebraska Railway commission. The
whole transportation industry is under the maze
built up by the rate "experts," who have erected
a fabric at times beyond even their own compre
hension. If the predicament of the Nebraska
lines at this time argues anything, it iV in favor
of a single central control for the formulation
and promulgation of rates. With an established
basis for calculation, a standard for classification
and a determination that uniformity must prevail,
the fixing of reasonable tariffs ought to be a aim
pie matter of arithmetic. It may come to a point
in time where even a shipper can understand a
railroad tariff sheet, and then the day of the rate
specialist will be over. In the meantime the pub
lic pays the freight
As to the Recognition of Huerta.
Secretary of War Baker, who has been requisi
tioned as a special pleader for the, administration,
undertakes to defend the Mexicah policy of
President Wilson by stating that President Taft
had refused to recognize Huerta. This ingenuous
evasion looks like a deliberate attempt to deceive.
Huerta succeeded to the presidency of Mexico
but' ten days before the end of Taft's administra
tion. t The assassination of Francisco Madero
occurred after Huerta had taken office. The re
publican president was then busy with winding'
up the affairs of his office, and he left the Mexican
matter open that his democratic successor might
not be embarrassed in dealing with the situation.
It is idle for the democrats to undertake to
excuse the blunder of the president, if they are
now ready to admit it to be a blunder, by at
tempting to put the blame on his republican pre
accessor. What excuse can be found for Mr,
Wilson's really vital blunder in removing the
embargo on arms? Herein he not onlv d-line,ri
to follow the course of his predecessor, but ig
nored the sdvice of O'Shaughnessey, our official
representative, who knew and took counael with
John Llnd, who could only guess. Professing to
xeep nanus on, the president has from the very
first meddled and muddled in Mexican affairs,
and the whole ghastly mess is the result of in!
competence in handling a serious situation.; -
elegant sleigh robe made from the pelt of an ibex
or mountain goat, a rare species oi animal found
principally in Idaho. It was a present from Su-
permtenaent Johnston ot the Vienna (Idaho)
Mr. and Mrs. Adotph Meyer and baby have
returned from Spirit Lake and are quartered at
the Millard hotel.
John Schindler, a popular employe of the
union racinc railway, ana Miss Mora Lininger,
were united In marriage. After the ceremony
was over a reception was given at which were
displayed numerous costly presents from well
Weeks & Millard, commission merchants and
dealers in fruit, have purchased the commission
business of Westerfield Bros. Hereafter they
will give their attention to the handling of country
produce of all sorts as well as of fruits.
Brown's park, containing ninety seres or about
J00 large lots, lying alongside the Union Pacific
railway tracks and adjoining, the South Omaha
depot and stock yards, is a most desirable and
acceptable location , for homes in South Omaha.
This plat is now being surveyed and laid put in
extra large sized lots and will be of.'ered for sale
soon at very low prices.
The management of the exposition have leased
the restaurant privileges for same to C. S. Hig
gins. The ladies in charge of the Childs' hospital
have relinquished the same because they raised
sufficient by contributions to pay the debt on
Workmen have commenced to tear down the
bank surrounding the court house to enable them
to lay the foundation for the retaining wall.
Today in History. '
1816 A fleet of British and Dutch warships,
under Lord Exmouth, arrived off Algiers, and
the following day began a bombardment of the
1818 Illinois adopted a state constitution.
1819 Prince Albert husband of Queen Vic
tria, born. Died December 14. 1861. -
lo9 Hayti was proclaimed an empire under
uuc rrciiacm oouiouque, witn title of raustin I
ibju Louis fhilippe, former king of the
French, died in exile in England.
1859 Czar granted an extension of political
rights among Russian serfs.
1871 Twenty lives lost n a collision on the
ar. rmlan1 railroad, at Revere, Mass.
1890 British East Africa Equatorial railway
iiwuKuiaicu i mumuasa.
..1HitorP Hoadly, former governor of
umo, uteo ai watKins, m. v. Born at New Haven
Conn., July 31, 1826.
.1905 The Japanese and Russian envoys at
Portsmouth, N.H., reached an agreement on all
points of the treaty of peace. :
1911 The reciprocity treaty with Canada was
signed by the United "States; later defeated in
mc v-anaaian elections.
This Is the Day We Celebrate. '
V x,yr0-nc ?i ?u.rbank '? Just 56. He was born
t , "n" na taugnt school at Byron,
in., oeiore ne came to Umaha, where he has
been practicing law since 1885.
. E. W. Gunther banker- and merchant, was
born August 26, 1853, in Cologne, Germany, and
came to this country in 1869. He was formerly
lfl rMICinsaalaB aaea A It.,, XTL "
... ""111.00 ass niuiuil, eWCV.
"Bil!! By.rne' manrjer of the Orpheum, is
over 21 today. He almost, like Topsy, just
growed up" with the theatrical business.
Lee De Forest, noted electrical inventor and
pne of the perfecters of the wireless telegraph.
toda"1 Clf Bluffs' U'' forty-free years ago
Lieutenant General John C. Bajes, former chief
At flreaM Ad SVIaiea, a - - L f . .
" "orn in ot. inaries county.
Missouri, seventy-four years ago today
Major Robert R. Motonvthe successor of the
late Booker Washington as president of Tuskegee
v... , vuKinw, lony-nine years ago
ui LMostfT: Jamc? Ka"e. Catholic arch
year.' Today. ' " lu mty-mne
Dr. Frank E. Mossman, president of South-
f. .. .i. " ' Vlnnem' born at-Urbana,
la., forty-three years aa-o rorlav
lea.,;.Li,.leK,if0i!ch" tr ,he Bo5ton National
league base balf team, born at Newbern, Ala
twentv-six veara dsn tnj, '
. Joe Jeannette. well.lrnmn t j l
weight pugilist, born at Homestead, N. J. thirtv
aeven veara aim ' """y-
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
It. fel,an H" today bein8' "lebration of
ih. VI CobJ mde,his major league debut with
the Detroit team eleven years ago today..
Boston s historic Faneuil Hall m,ri,.. j.
ou reer of ninety years today.
, The National Federation of Postoffice clerks
is ten years old today, having been o gantzed in
Chicago, August 26, 1906. " M m
The. fourteenth nm..l ... : . .. .
bank, family oj : America" will ' be' held Way X
old Fairbanks homestead at Dedham, Mass
rnGr!ndf Ay""1"" ni,ina' .Ant'S
Charles E. Hughes, republican nominee fnr
rE nt'nS 'Chcduit1 ,b eIiv" " add"', to-
E?.e. Pne,?rnver' Fro,m Denver h to go to
Estes Park for a rest of several days
tastham, Mass., is to hold a celebration of
Founders' dav todav i h. .i" "on '.
the seven men who! with "their' famine.Tsfab
liahed the first white settlement the, in 1644
litt nf tk. M.i Iic, V p'tcu on tne retired
of age. SUt" army ,odlr on "t
.H-Tue rm lorn ?0lrd' nich ' ' decide uoon
t K'ZJ'L ,he. P'oPO'ed frm loan bks
",,bl.,sned "l the rural credits law? wili
hold a hearing today at Madison, Wis.
Storyette of the Day. ,
The fussy old gentleman asked the chance
tr,velingcomp.nion, "Have you any children!
"yes, sir, a son.n-"'y- ' J : ' '
Ah, indeed! Does he smoke?" J '
No. sir. he never an mn.l, i , 1
ette" . mutneu a cigar-
. "So much the better, ;sir; the use of tobacco"
Poisonous habit , Does he fremien Tel ,hc
aY "ever put hsi foot ia one." .
Alow me to eonfframlate. u. ' n . t. -
come home late?" " ' Bey?
Never. He goes to bed directly after dinner."
HowTdiselhy?"n!im,n' ,,r- rdel ?rt mn
- "Just 6 months." " ,":', ... : v ... .
The people of Nebraska are deep
ly Interested In arriving at the facts
and I would suggest that a commit
tee be appointed to go to Kansas
and that the expenses of the com
mittee be borne half by the Pros
perity league and half by the Dry
federation to make a thorough in
vestigation and report 1 would sug
gest that the wet member be Mayor
Dahlman; that the dry member be
Will Owen Jones of the Lincoln Jour
nal and that the third member be
Charles W. Bryan, who in his cam
paign for governor was charged with
being perfectly neutral on that ques
tion. JOHN G. MAHEK,
The licensed salocn Is a menace to
manhood and womanhood It la the
foster mother of bootleggers, houses
of til fame, gambling dens, liars and
sometimes ah, too bad Prosperity
leagues, rjname on the men who are
at the head of our atate in a finan
cial way a political way that will
lend their support to the breweries
and licensed saloons. I say lend their
support it Is not, a gift and ,lf it
were not In some way in the future
to mi tneir corrers, many of them
would refrain from such disgraceful
h.idnua 111 . t, T ma I r l-T-.,-i ..n '
Guide Rock, Neb,
Any sane person can see prohibi
tion uoes more narm man any law
ever passed. Taxes are going up on
everything; the poor workingman has
to pay more rent and he gets less
wages under prohibtlon and we have
no protection at all. If the voters
win only make up this fall prohibition
preachers will have to hunt other
jobs. It is all wrong and the poor
people have to pay for ice cream for
a lot of lazy highbrows. Prohibition
is a good thing for moonshine and
bootleggers. L. C PETERSEN.
The question of .absolutely prohib
iting has nothing to do with the case.
The question is whether a state Uk
made better, healthier, happier, safer,
more nrosoerous bv Drohbition than
by saloons? If thd fact that prohibi
tion does not absolutely prohibit is
an argument against outlawing the sa
loon, why Isn't the fact that regula
tion utterly fails to regulate a stronger
argument in favor of prohibition? -R.
United Statea Inspector, are chasing a
bad egg acent in Hiotix City. It la reported
the odor ia unmlatakable, but the gooda man
age to keep out of aight.
Washington Poat: New light on the
habite of the E aimo la alwaya intereiting.
But what we'd like to know ia what sort of
excuse one of the tribe makes when he stays
out all night
Chicago Herald : The proposed bond issue
to cover expenses in connection with the
Mexican aituatioa again reminds us that
Mexican diaorder is one of our most cxpen
aive national laxuriea. ' '
Brooklyn Eagle i The threatened fam'ne in
parer may have caused the cjunterfeiteu to
hurry their plans for the making of that
$1,000,000 worth of small bills. The time to
build Is when raw material ia cheap.
Louisville Cour er-Journal : "The raini
trout's natural habitat ia deep, cool lakes in
mountain valleys." Oh, lucky tout, to live
where heat is not, derpite humi'd.ty. He is
broiled only when he's guilty of stupidity.
Baltimore American : Bryan is now plead,
ing for peace witl( the railroad brotherhoods.
The dove of peace has had most of her
tan leatners pulled out, and is gener lly
bedraggled, but in spite of her uilap.d ed
condition, the plucky bird is still in the ring.
no p'tltlral arguments with
full ot Rummer buu d a "
a front porch
First Thinker There s one way I
it over Washington.
Second Thinker I'm your friend,
lietrn to It.
First Thinker Ha couldn't toll
I can. Kansas City S:.ir.
"I wonder what tunc Ni
fldilii when Rome vtr bur
".' ue.ia It w: a a. - l ii
for .ere Are Hot Tim a
ToninUt." Ilttlllimore Allu
re played on hie
.I v. ?"
as .il equivalent
i.) ..0 Old Town
"You remember that jou so:d me a horaj
laatvweek?" said the cabman .ngrlly to the
"Yes What about him?"
"He foil dead yee1 'd i."
"Well, I npvert" unld il." d nler. "I told
you he had soma : i:ty lit:: .: s. but upon
my word I nev... k:iew .. tp do that
before" New York Tlmra.
kittle Charlie had been spanlfpd by his
..uvvr lor stealing conKlcs lie cousin.
j frcB.n. wisning to comfort him,
im. i-gor v.narue, you nave
. uiuuni up tnrougn ms teare. he nro.
!f . no,! 1 4"'1 ""Kb It."
. my sym.
V EM(WER,V.H0 ft AffMNST
MMtRIB EMrWEES,pCS MOT
KNOW I AM MARRta HOWCAN
X kBS1 W.jBXtTftiDM HIM?
KEEP THE INSlAlMBU ou&rtfci
RDM COMINtfTD THE" ona.
Undocfored figures are about as
useful to a prohibitionist as a chair
Is to a monkey. They've got to be
doctored; it's the nature of the beast.
In Kansas they have-now doctored
their figures until the average Kan
san lives to be 106 yeara old; no one
will doubt this, of course. Now we
know that the brewery workers
thrown out of work are only a small
portion; there are men of practically
every vocation thrown out of work.
Sometimes the least suspecting is the
hardest hit and sometimes a man ac
tually reaps what he sows and some
one Voted out takes a dry voter's job.
t Omaha. WILLIAM WRAOE.
When the prohibition argument is
examined it can be seen that it is
directed agalnBt wine and beer aa well
aa whiskey, but there are constant
charges made that the prohibtionlsts
are fighting "the liquor trade" and
"righting whisky," when, as a matter
of fact, this is not true; they are
fighting th customs of temperate
people, who have nothing to do with
the liquor traffic; this is a species of
dishonesty attd is the same coming
into a court of equity with dirty
hands. If the prohibtionlsts would
conduct an honest campaign for the
elimination of strong alcoholic drinks
and drop the campaign against sdeh
wholesome and non-Injurious drinks
like wine and beer they would make
more progress, but they gain nothing
GEORGE A. GRAHAM.
There is not a law In existence that
Is not broken by someone-everv dav.
There la a law against treating In sa
loons in mis state, yet l will waea-r
that not one saloon keeper out of
100 In Nebraska follows that law.
Nearly all of them sell liquors to mi
nors and to drunken people. Many
of them keep open practically all
night and after hours. They are
themselves to blame for the high tide
of prohibition In the country today,
for they do not obey the laws and
their announced Intention to disobey
the law in case prohibition carries in
this state Instead of making votes
against prohibition only makes the
certainty of the prohibition amend
ment carrying in Nebraska this fall
all the more certain.
Omaha. F. A. AGNEW.
hot" ?" 'U mn t0 """ K"nmm
"Never heard of auch a cuaiom. Why
"It would be popular. 1 don't Ilka to
hurdle a line of trunks aa I nan u,.ii,h
the halla." Loulevllle
"So you think the campaign will be alow
In atartlng this year?"
"Yea." replied Farmer' Corntoaael. "It
will be aa far 'aa I'm concerned. Along
about October I may take hand, but I
don't propose to take a chance on startln'
Dill I see the works of Charles Dickens
contain 1 425 characters
Jill Su) pose they did; he wasn't in It
with the othor Charles.
Dill What other Charles?
Jiil Chaplin, Yonke.s . tatesman.
A black storm had come up, auddenly.
Oreat craahea of thunder were followed by
a rattling shower of hatlstonea as big ax.
' marblea Little Edna clung to her nurae
'Never mind, dear," said the nurse, "Ood
i will take care of us." '
i'Then why Is he frowlng lings down at
us like this?" asked the child, soberly.
Mrs. Platbuah I don't like your hair like
Mr. Platbush Well, I'm not like a woman.
I can't have a different kind of hair every
day. Yonkera Statesman.
The Vanished Roll
Edyar A. Quest, In Detroit Free Press.
When you come to the end of a perfect roll
Aid you sit alone with your thought
And you b In the bank but the empty hole
That your two-weeks' trip haa wrought.
Do you think of the 'fives" and the "tens"
And wish for their sight onoe more?
Do your vanished greenbacks leave yon sad
When you're glad vacation's o'er?
Well, this Is the end of a perfect roll
At the end of a Journey, too.
And It leaves a thought that to big and
For the coin that so autckhr flew.
Now mem'ry has painted this perfect roll
In colon that never fade.
And we And at the end that we need that
For the bills that we left unpaid.
John Russell McCarthy.
Hefgh-ho, the proud battalions .
That tread the gleaming hill, '
That muster for the sun, their king;
To do his flaming will.
With golden pennants streaming,
- With myriad braien .spears,
They drive the fleeing summer
Over the fallen years.
Cet the Round Paciags
Used for Century.
fjA CAUTION 7,
NaBJ MU.K t
Ask For and GET ,
Made from clean, rich milk with the ex
tract of select malted grain, malted in our
own Malt House under sanitary conditions.!
Wanto and ehSdrtn tAmx on It Agnmt with
thu wtakul rtomach of tht imaLJ or th UfmU.
imdm w cooking nor mddition of milk.
Nouruhes and auitaina mors than tea, coffee, etc.
Should be kept at boms or whan traveling. Ana
muou. food-drink may be prepand m a tnoment.
A glassful hot befor. retirint reduces nfrtauing
Sleep. Also in lunch tablet form for hminsss naa.
Substitutes) Coat YOU Smm lTte
Tako a Paokago Homo
While not all prohibitionists are
Christians and all Christians are not
prohibitionists, it is yet true that the
prohibition movement Is essentially
church affair. Church people
meaning particularly the preachers
lock upon the saloon as the rival of
They are jealous; they are cov
etous. It hurts their feelings that
the great ' mats of men And more
pleasure and profit in the spirits dis
pensed by the whlte-aproned gentle
men behind the bar than they find
in the spirits they themselves some
times try to dispense from their pul
pits. CHARLES WOOSTEH.
Silver Creek, Neb.
BRIEF BITS OF SCIENCE.
Waste water la ourtfl! br a vroeess em
ploying colloidal eiajr and miftt of lime that
has been Invented bjr a French scientist
The average weight of the Greenland whale
100 tons 824,00 pounds eouel to that
of eighty elephants or that of 400 bears.
A wealth native of India has gives a
fund of $M0 a year for flftcea years to
aid in suppressing tuberculosis la .Bomba?.
Selling seaweed Is one of the functions of
the PbillipUt flthermea. The native women
make ve of It la the preparation of a des
sert much like gelatine.
More than 10.000 tons of wood flour, raj
oed at S00,000, are ueed annually In the
United States in the snanufactura of dyna
mite and to the manufacture of inlaid lino
leum. , . ,y
-According to a German rubber azoert the
seat way to preserve tire tubes' is to partly
inflate them and hang them la a darkened
room in which ia a dish of unslaked lime and
eoe of ammonia.
Padlocked pockets, with slots thru. ark
which coins oaa he dropped, have he
patented for ttee by persons employed In pub
ne pieces wno must snare with employers
tine they receive. ' -v -. ,
Always pleasing and
uniform in taste. It
will refresh your body,
rest your mind and
give you that satisfied
. feeling, so much de
. sired, especially tfiese
Save the coupons and get premium.
Send for illustrated premium catalog.
'Phone Douglas 1889 and
have a case sent home.
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tue in ad vertising: no matter
how good advertising may be
in other respects, it must be
run frequently and constant
ly, to be really successful
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