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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1916.
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After the deluge of words, plain figures took
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' A Mtttl, few back precincts are yet to be
-beard from. . '''' " . '
At least one-half the political prophets are sure
f vindication. .1
- - Hindsight Is always much better than fore
sight in politics as elsewhere. , V
Now, all ' together republicans, , democrats,
'progressives, wets and dry pull for Omaha I
,'; The hot air storm has blown itself out. Truth
may com out of its cyclone cellar and feel res
The I. W. W. organisation shows woeful lack
of preparedness In failing to provide ah efficient
, If it is real close anywhere on the state
ticket, it will take several day to make) sure
which way the weight of the votes pulls down
the balance. '
' And to think that, with that Walt street en
dorsement in his pocket, our senator had the
brass to charge that his opponent waa the Wall
Now, for business. The country is saved once
more. With the proud consciousness of duty
done, the sovereign citizen turns from politics to
the rpnsh for No. J, .; "' - - w
It is a serious question, just the same,
whether the European war can come back for as
much front page space as it enjoyed previous
to the presidential campaign.
Berlin announces the restoration of Poland to
aational rights. As a measure of safety first the
Polacks no doubt will teap to the trenches and
hold back the Russian road roller. ' t
a I i, , r
While weather sharps grounded on the fed
eral payroll flout the old reliable signs of winter,
few will deny the scientific certainty of a hard
winter which Wednesday's figures will convey to
Watch for a reflex of the campaign expendi
tures fn the report of comparative postofftce
receipts at the end of the month, remembering,
too, that we had no general election in Novem
ber of laat year.
. No matter how readera may regard the ir
, foment, admirers of adcrafty can scarcely resist
lifting their hat to purveyors of political adver
tising. The season's output sets a high standard
f typographic art, literary vigor and volume.
Stocks of wheat in Omaha elevators exceed
ky two ind a half times the quantity in store at
this time last year. High prices account for
much of th excess marketed. The showing effec
tively dispose of fears of a shortage In this
Political reforms instituted in th stress of
: war are open to suspicion. Th grant of re
stricted Independence to Poland does not look
good ta Ignace Paderewski. "It will only add
to the sufferings of my people," he says. Pader
. ewsU know Poland and its conquerors.
Official reports place the total of foreign loan
In this country at $1,931,000,000. An equal
. amount of American securities held abroad haa
been absorbed at home In two years. Both trans
actions scarcely dented the nation's pile of re
sources or palled the nation's appetite for good
TH Woman Who Teaches
Mere man is prone ta take it for granted, in
his philosophy of marriage, that to be single is
x be infelicitous. The womanly woman has no
ioubt that if she met the right man there is no
letter task than to be his home to him. But if
late has not brought her the other person, her
ife is still to live, and there may be
"The tove she longs to give to one
Made great enough to hold the world."
Doctor Arthur Holmes ef State college tells
ur Pennsylvania teachers that 375,000 unmarried
aromen of their profession in the United States
ire mainly cheerful and contented, and that the
Mrjcentage of those- who are happy is at least
ts high as it is in the case of those who are set
n families. To stand in loco parentis to a school
00m is not to realize completely the maternal
nstinct and its satisfaction; but the teaching
arecr, if it haa its frequent discouragements,
ind its often overpowering- weariness, has like-
rise its own peculiar compensations, and all of
bc mite atnoiara arc not inainrerent or ungrate
ul. If they do not in the active hour rise up
o bless the instructor and the instruction, there
amies repeatedly fn after years a strong sense
if gratitude to those who in childhood wrought
vita exemplary patience for their good. v- . ....
- Need of Short Ballot Again Demonstrated.
The experience which every voter here has
just had in wrestling with the unwieldy ballot
used in the present election must emphasize anew
the need of the short ballot. If further emphasis
were called for, the fact stands out that here in
Omaha, to register the voter'a wish independently
on every measure submitted and every office to
be filled, required seventy-nine cross marks.
Voters had to manage four separate pieces of
paper, there being a non-partisan judicial ballot,
a school board ballot and a water district ballot
in addition to the general election ballot. Nor
should the change in the form of the big ballot,
by arranging the names side by side in three
columns, instead of one under the other, ribbon
fashion, deceive anyone as to the length of the
ballot. Cut this ballot up and paste all the pieces
together like a shoe string and we again have a
seven-foot ballot What an inexcusable tax on
the time and intelligence of the man who wishes
to do his full duty as a citizen, to say nothing of
the extra cost and burden upon the election ma
chinery and the election officers!
The short ballot movement does not present
a political proposition, in the sense of being of
advantage or disadvantage to one political party
over another, but it is a movement to make gov
ernment by the people workable by the people.
The need of a remedy for this condition ought
to have the immediate attention of our law-makers.
W Ting Fang Back in Power
Perhaps the most) important bit of news from
Peking in months is the announcement that Wu
Ting Fang has accepted the place of foreign
minister for China. The return of this man of
vigorous influence and liberal tendencies to
power can only mean good for his country. His
liberal attitude had brought him into disfavor
with Yuan Shi Kai, and he haa been in retire
ment more or less obscure since the ascendancy
of the late presidency. That his seclusion haa
not been aolitary or inactive ia shown in the final
overthrow of Yuan, although the Sun Yat Sen
party, with which Dr. Wu has been closely
identified, has not entirely established its control
of the empire's destiny. Wu Ting Fang's presV
ence in th cabinet ought to have the effect of
repressing the Japanese aggression. He is de
voted to the ideals of democracy and has been
a consistent friend of the United States, where
he has twice represented his government as am
bassador. , The chaotic affaire of China ought
to soon, partake of a more orderly character
because of the presence of Wu Ting Fang in a
place of power and responsibility,
Restoring Poland to th Map.
The proclamation of the Teutonic allies, an
nouncing th restoration of the kingdom of Po
land to its place among the geographical and po
litical divisions of the world, is one of the Inter
esting features of the war. While it sounds iron I.
al at this time, it may be prophetic of some
phase of th adjustment hoped for and not with
out the range of possibilities. Consummation
rests on the outcome of the struggle. If the
Uermans ar sufficiently victorious to dictate
terms, the purpose of the present proclamation
may be made effective. Otherwiae, it may take
considerable perauasion to gain Russia's consent
to giving over such a alice of its emnire. Curi.
ously enough, no mention is made in the procla
mation of any intent on part of Germany or Aus
tria to relinquish control of any portion'of Po
land awarded to either under the terms of the
third division 'of Poland. Emperor Francis Jo
aeph has announced that in carrvinr out the nrn.
visions of the proclamation Galicia will be granted
such degree of autonomy as may be consistent
with the interest of the Austrian empire, but not
further. The ahriek Freedom uttered when Kos
ciusko fell will hardly be stilled by the design
just announced from Berlin and Vienna.
Death of Ex-Congreseman Barton.
The unexpected death of former Congressman
Silas R. Barton probably throwa the election of
congressman in the Fifth Nebraska district to
his democratic opponent up for re-election, for
it ia to be presumed the news of his demise, even
while the balloting was going on, apread by word
of mouth sufficiently to change the result of the
vote which would, otherwise, surely have been
in his favor. ,
Mr. Barton served two terms aa state auditor
and one term as congressman with creditable
official record and the accumulation of many
friends. It was thought that he had still a prom
ising future ahead of him and this early ending
of hia career, plainly caused by the exposure
and strain ef campaigning, ia greatly to be
Fonr of the men involved in the assassination
of the Austrian heir apparent in June, 1914, have
passed away, three by the execution route, one
naturally. The conspirators unwittingly lit the
fuses of the powder houses of Europe and
drenched quarter of the world with innocent
blood. , Milliona of lives have been sacrificed and
millions mutilated for life aa a result of the Sare
jevo tragedy. Royalty ia a mighty expensive
institution and those who like it are paying the
price with compound intereat.
. The Public Utilities commission of Kansas,
unable to head off the deal, feels constrained to
remark that the reorganization scheme of the
'Frisco railroad system is too crooked to back
into an ordinary roundhouse. A careful analysis
of the scheme convinces that commission that
the reorganizersirim the shareholders for $5,333,
333, which is characterized aa pure loot. The novel
bunching of treyspots in the deal emphasize the
fact that the 'Frisco system lives up to its reputation.
Barely 3,500 Americana out of 100,000 remain
in Mexico. In leas than four years they fled the
country, in most cases stripped of their property
and humiliated by insult and Ill-treatment. The
protection to which they were entitled aa peace
ful citizens was denied them. Can any"full
blooded American weigh this simple truth and not
repudiate the authors of cowardice and infamy?
It ahould not be overlooked In the tumult of
the timea that the great American dollar is win
ning increased respect. Flippant scoffers of peace
timea are hushed by its Importance as a war as
set and eagerly reach for all they can get. In
contrast with the dotlar'a ehestiness across the
aea is its humility as a purchasing power .at home.
Owing 'to the activity of rival artillerists fu
ture visitors to the Dolomite Alps- are assured
an abundant supply of cracked shells handpicked
for souvenirs. , : ........ .,.
Flying By Night
" Mtorary Dlgoet
The present war has doubtless set the art of
aviation many years in advance of whea-e it would
have stood in an era of peace. Incidentally, it
has been responsible for the premature death of
scores of promising aviators, but those who are
left can fly better and better. One of the young
est branches of the art, itself in the course of
rapid development, is the operation of aeroplanes
by night. At the outset of an article on "Night
Flying," contributed by Henry Woodhouse to
"Flying," this author tells us that while as early
as 1910 various aviators flew in moonlight, and
while hundreds of them have been flying at night
in the war zone or for exhibition purposes, these
are not really navigating the air at night with
knowledge and certainty.
"The aeronautic movement and the military
authorities welcome, therefore," he goes on, "any
developments in this line, such as Lawrence B.
Sperry's recent night-flying experiment.
("This flight of Sperry is the first demonstra
tion of the possibility of water flying at night.
The youthful inventor flew from Moriches to Am
ityville,, fifty miles away, in pitch dark, lighting
his way over the dark waters of the bay with
specially arranged lights attached to his aero
plane and guiding his course by compass.
"Mr. Sperry, accompanied by his mechanic,
started from Moriches at 8:22 on the evening of
September 1 to fly to his hangar at Amityyille.
His flying-boat was equipped with a new night
flying outfit, constructed by Mr. Sperry... After
the lights were switched on and the aeroplane
started, the machine sped through the black sky
with weird effect. The machine, entirely oper
ated by the Sperry automatic pilot, which con
trols its course and maintains its even keel, and
directed by compass, flew without trouble to and
landed at Amityville.
"The Sperry night-flying outfit consists of a
bank of three stream-lined searchlights of fifty
candle-power each. Through the use of parabolic
reflectors each lamp throws a light beam of ap
proximately 40,000 candle-power. These lights
are mounted on a cleverly designed fitting which
secures -them to the leading edge of either the
upper or lower plane. This mounting is so con
structed that the lights can be tilted in a verticle
plane, making it possible to use them for signal
ing purposes and at the same time rendering
them most efficient for landing. The tilting of
the lights is secured by turning a small knob
fastened within easy reach of the pilot so that the
lights can be operated without interfering with
the control of the machine.
"The lights themselves are controlled by a
Specially designed push switch, normally held
open by a spring, 'which is operated like a tele
graph key for signaling and, by giving the top a
quarter turn, locks in a closed position when de
sired. "The current supply is secured from a very
efficiently designed generator of 150-watt ca
pacity, mounted on a convenient part of the ma
chine, where it will not be in the slip stream, and
is driven by means of a wind turbine at 4,000 rev
olutions per minute. By means of an automatic
cut-out one of the three lamps remains lighted
should anything happen to cut off the main cur
rent supply. A compact storage battery is auto
matically thrown into circuit, wihch is otherwise
floating on the line."
The night Zeppelin raids, we are told, have
recently forced aeroplane night flying on a large
scale. The Allies were forced to establish aero
plane patrols by public demand, which had to be
met, although no one could say just how the avi
ators were to go up at night, whether they could
see other aircraft in the dark, how they could
maintain their machines at an even keel, how they
were to return to their starting , place and land
against the wind, etc. Blunders were committed
and lives were lost before a working plan was
reached. , , ,'. . : ;
The writer proceeds: '
"While the navigation of airships by night is
a comparatively easy matter, auch is not the case
of the aeroplane, which cannot stop in mid-air
for the purpose of inspecting the ground under
neath. And, whereas an aeroplane, lands with
velocity seldom less than forty miles per hour,
it is imperative, if aeroplanes are required to fly
by night, to provide adequate landing and navi
"First, the aviator must know his relative
position to the1 ground. For this purpose the
machine must be fitted with an altimeter, for in
dicating the height, an inclinometer for indicating
the aeroplane's inclination, and, finally, position
lights showing the transverse position of the
wings. The latter requirement is attained by
small electric 'bulbs (colored blue so as not to
blind the pilot nor reveal his presence to the
enemy) which are fixed on both wing-tips; the
current is furnished by a storage battery, which
is also used for lighting the blue lamps, which
permit reading the navigating instruments.
"The same battery may, furthermore, be used
for working a amall searchlight, with the help of
which the pilot might hope to effect a landing if
forced down by engine trouble. The use of
searchlights has not, however, been generalized
on aeroplanes, aa it might reveal the aviator's
presence to the enemy.
"The second and principal requirement for
riight flying assuming the engine to be of the
reliable kind consists in providing adequately
lighted landing stations."
In a recent article in London Aeronautics
Mahgni-Eltten gives interesting information on
night flying, with special regard to conditions
obtaining at the front. Mr. Woodhouse sum
marizes this as follows:
"The conditions of night flying in England
and in France arp vastly different; in many in
stances pilots fresh from England have had no
previous experience in it, while others who have
flown a lot are not up to the same flying standard
as those who are initiated out there, and, anyway,
they all require a lot of practice from- a military
"It is interesting to note that the French have
an excellent landing system, very similar to our
own, and it has been extensively used during the
recent and present Verdun operations. Barring
unfortunate contingencies, French machines are
not permitted to land until they get the signal,
'All clear' from below. When a French pilot
arrives over what he thinks is his own aerodrome
he circles round, sending his own special letter
in Morse by searchlight; this should be answered
by one of the ground projectors, and a machine
should never land until the call has been an
swered, the main idea being to prevent machines
landing on hostile aerodromes or even on those
of neighboring squadrons.
"The method in use in British squadrons is
that a pilot on approaching an aerodrome, and
wishing to descend, will fire one of his Very
lights. The signal predetermined wilt be an
swered from the ground. If the signals agree,
the pilot will know he is over his own drome and
may accordingly land. If the signals do not
agree, he will recognize from the color of the
ground signal the aerodrome he is over. As every
pilot should memorize the signals of adjacent
aerodromes, this method will also assist him in
determining his course for his own. The dis
tribution of landing flares is on the following
system: ' 0 0 0
Three flares in line, so; 1 2,-3
One flare in the right-hand 0
bottom corner, so; 4
"And a pilot wiahing to descend should know
by prcarrangement which of these flares are
doubled so: 0. And different one in each
brigade. The various aerodromes and landing
stations in a brigade are distinguished by the
color of the Very lights fired from a spot adja
cent to the double flare. Owing to military exi
gency, it is impossible to state more plainly the
code on which this is based." ,
Another war "horror" threatens neutral
Gotham. Hairpins are soaring with other neces
saries and scarce at that. Coiffure artists fear
a famine which will force a return to the girlie
braids knotted at the back.
I aaaaaaal mm anaaa J
Thought N'ueeet for the Day
Our country! In her Intercourse with
foreign nations may she always be in
the right; hut our country, right or
wrong. Stephen Decatur.
One Year Ago In the War.
Ruanlana continued their vigorous
attacka on the German lines In the
On the extreme west of the Balkan
front the Montenegrins claimed to be
holding the Austrians In check.
The Intention of Koumania to re
main neutral, at leant for the present,
Was emphasised In dispatches from
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
The nuptials of Edward Heafey and
Julia O'Kourke were celebrated at the
future residence of the young couple
on South Thirteenth. The grooms
man waa P. C. Heafey and the brides
maid Miss Katie Shannon.
The drawing tor the crazy quilt for
the benefit of Mrs. Lapham took place
333 being the winning number.
The new packing house of Thomas
Lipton was formerly opened at the
stock yards, giving employment to a
large number of men, nearly all of
whom have come here for the purpose
of working in the Institution.
Miss Emma Jahn has gone to Cen
tralla, III., to visit with relatives. Her
marriage with Kmll Ackermann of
this city will occur there In Decem
ber. Fred Pickens, chief clerk of the
postofflee, has' been absent, from his
post of duty for several days back, be
cause of a severe attack of rheuma
Mr. Jenntson, superintendent of con
struction for the Western Union, has
left for a brief tour of inspection
throughout the state.
In connection with the ferry cars,
the Urtlon Pacific has lately put a
ticket seller on each side of the river
and passengers who go over in their
wagons pay their fare to the conduc
tor. W. A. Gaines is now conductor
In charge of the ferry and Conductor
W. H. Maden has been put In charge
of the terminal.
M. Elgutter, the Farnam Street
clothier, was suddenly stricken with
paralysis while at dinner at his home
on Pacific street. ,
This Day In History.
1814 The British ship Leander
captured the American privateer
schooner General Putnam off Cape
1837 First locomotive In the Mis
sissippi valley put on the track of the
Northern Cross railroad In Illinois.
1864 Abraham Lincoln was re
elected president of the United States.
1886 Sir Donald Smith drove the
last spike in finishing the Canadian
Pacific railroad, 2,009 miles west of
1889 Montana, the forty-first state
In order, was admitted to the union by
proclamation of the president -
1897 A treaty to protect the seals
In Bering Sea was signed at Washing
ton by representatives of the United
States, Russia and Japan.
lfll Arthur J. Balfour resigned
from the leadership of the unionist
party in Great Britain.
The Day We Celebrate.
J. J. Gleason of the Western Stamp
& Stencil company is today celebrat
ing his forty-second birthday. He Is
a native born son of Omaha.
Maurice F. Goodbody is today 26
years old. He ia employed as an in
spector for the United States Trust
Lawrence Y. Sherman, senior
United States senator from Illinois,
born in Miami county, Ohio, fifty-eight
years ago today.
Prince Erik of Denmark, first cousin
to the king, who is-studying practical
agriculture in western Canada, born
In Copenhagen, twenty-six years ago
Dr. Henry H. Apple, president of
Franklin and Marshall college, born
at Mercerburg, Pa., forty-seven years
Henry B. Burnham, former United
States senator from New Hampshire,
born at Dunbarton, N. H., seventy
two years ago today.
Rear Admiral William C. Wise,
United States navy, retired, born at
Lewlaburg, Va., seventy-four years ago
Joe Choynskt, former well known
heavyweight pugilist, born in San
Francisco, forty-eight years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
Important results of experiments on
animals by members of the Philadel
phia Medical society, seeking to dis
cover the infantile paralysis germ, are
expected to be made public at a meet
ing of the society today.
Robert R. Morton, principal of Tus
kegee Institute, is to be the chief
speaker at the fourth annual meeting
of the Negro Organisation society of
Virginia, beginning its sessions today
Of interest In naval circles will be
the wedding in Washington today of
Miss Beatrice Dulln and Lieutenant
Herman Edward Fisher, United States
navy. Another naval wedding In the
capital today will be that ot Mrs. Olive
Gale Hill and Captain Ridley McLean,
United States navy.
Interesting ceremonies are to take
place at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology this afternoon, when
the Aero club of New England will
present to the State ot Massachusetts
a tractor biplane, to be used for the
training of the Massachusetts naval
reserve In the art of flying. .
President Mary E. Wooley of Mount
Holyoke college is to be the principal
speaker today at the Founder's day
exercises at Lake Erie college, Palnes
At the New York navy yard today
an auction sale will be held of the
hundreds of decanters and- wine
glasses that are not longer required
for the use ot the fleet, on account
of the order Issued early in his ad
ministration by Secretary Daniels,
calling for the abolition of the officers'
wine mess in the navy.
Storyette of the Day. "
At the end of a South Carolina col
ored meeting It was decided to take
up a collection for charity. The
chairman passed the hat himself. He
dropped a dime in It for a nest egg
Well, every right hand there entered
that hat and yet, at the end, when
the chairman turned the hat over
and shook It not aa much as his own
contribution dropped out.
"Fo' de lan's sake!" he cried. "Ali's
eben los' de dime Ah atahtod wiv!"
All the rows of faces looked puzsled.
Who was the lucky man? Finally the
venerable Calhoun . White summed
up the situation. - (
"Breddern," he said solemnly, ris
ing from his seat "dar 'pears ter ha a
great moral lesson roun' heah jsome
whar." Case and Comment
Omaha, Nov. 7. To tho Kditor of
The Bee: An Inspection nurse's hi
terferenre with my patients haa
prompted thie article, and 1 trust you
will publish my protest against the
malicious massacre of tho tonsil.
Many people today can well remem
ber when bleed Inir, bliHterinfr and "no
water" to patients with fevers was
the rule with physicians. Later a
floating: kidney was said to be the
cause of many ailments, and an opera
tion waa performed. Then came a
displaced uterus, for which nearly
every woman was treated for months
or years. Later it was ovarian irri
tation and operations. Appendicitis
has had a great run, and made mil
lions for the doctor, but It, too, Is
waning, as peopln learn it can be ob
viated without operation. Many other
fads have had their run, too numerous
to mention here. Cutting out the ton
sil Is now taught the people by the
Inspection nurses, inspired by the sur
geon. This is alt wrong and Bhould
be forbidden by the "people. It is
rare that a tonsil needs to be removed.
Many children while growing rapid
ly have enlarged tonsils , that do no
harm and readily return to a normal
condition when the people are taught
to keep elimination sufficiently active.
A poisoned blood stream is the essen
tial underlying factor In tonsil en
largement and inflammation.
The tonsil Is not a gateway for In
fection, as taught by the germ theor
ists, who very wrongly teach that
germs are the primary or fundamental
cause of disease. The tonsils are
phonatory organs and play an Impor
tant part In the mechanism of speech
Removal of the tonsil Is a capital
operation and dangerous, as some re
cent deaths in Omaha during the
operation have shown. If necessary
to be done (which Is very seldpm),
It should always be done in a hos
pital, where accessible means are at
hand In any emergency that may arise.
Choloform should not be used,
as there are other anaesthetics
less dangerous and just as efficient
Death may result from hemorrhage,
but often Is caused by shock from
the operation alone, children being
epecially susceptible to shock in
operations on the throat.
Other bad results may follow re
moval, as development of latent tuber
ouloals of the lungs. Permanent In
Jury to the palate and pharyngeal
muscles, witn contraction or the tts
sues and impairment of the voice may
follow, with many other throat trou
bles. The causes from within the body
mat gave rise to the enlarged tonsil
not having been removed by elimina
tion of the chemical substances In the
blood, the tonsil may recur after re
moval and new troubles appear. No
one except the recording angel can
tell the number of deaths that have
been caused directly by removing the
tonsils, ana the pages of medical lit
erature have no record of the damage
done by the countless operations made,
The cuttings out or removal of the
tonsils is strongly condemned by the
aavancea t rankers ana most able phy
sicians and surgeons of the world, and
for the reason that there Is a better
and more successful method of han
dling these cases by the purification
of the blood stream and methods of
correct living. Then the enlarged ton
sil will be reduced by normal absorp
tlonand perfect health be the result.
When the people are taught how to
care for their bodies and how to elimi
nate waste chemical substances from
the blood there will be no enlarged
tonsils if the people obey the law.
DR. L, A. MERRIAM,
AROUND THE CITIES.
St. Joe looming up as hasty marriaia
mart. The record of licenses issued in 116
was passed in nine months of this year.
It is supposed that the patron saint of the
town lends a halo to martimonlal knots
Minneapolis boosters are studying con
vention hall plans, which will cost $26,000,
and netting- tenders of sites. Hustling for
the wherewith will begin soon after the po
litical .tumult subsides.
San Francisco and contiguous towns mani
fest increasing earnestness for a big brtdgt
across the bay In place of the ferries. Plans
now under consideration contemplate a brldg
five and a half miles long, carrying three
roadways and four railroads on sixteen
spans, two of them high enough for any
ship to pass under. Estimated cost 122,
000,000. Philadelphia school enrollment totals 227,
000, an increase of 7,000 over last rear
City commissioners of Manhattan, Kan.,
put into effect a 2 -cent rate for electricity
used in heating and cooking. The rate for
lighting remains at ft cents, and for motors
at & cents. Manhattanites figure that the
cut rate meets the local natural gas rate
of 27 cents a thousand cubic feet,
San Francisco authorities are having an
other bout with jitneys. Some time ago,
acting under pressure the supervisors
passed an ordinance excluding them from
Market street, below Van Ness avenue. Now
the jitneers have sprung an initiative pe
tition, which operates to suspend the regu
lation until an election is called.
The city of Buffalo employes a system of
deflectors to protect citizens' ears from tha
sounds of foghorns which' are frequently
blown from shore over Lake Erie. The de
flectors are ereceted behind the horns and
serve their purpose admirably.
Cedar Rapids is the premier eity of Iowa
for general co-operation. . Out of a popula
tion of 42,000, 1,492 of the liveleist residents
belong to the Commercial club, and their
teamwork is thn envy of rival burgs. When
the club goes after a proposition within
reaching distance, it is as good aa landed.
And Cedar Rapids is a dandy town to boost
Sioux City has the official word of tha
food and dairy commission for the assertion
that a general cleanup of food and fluid
foundries would materially enhance public
health. The inspector reports unsanitary
conditions in various dairies, butcher shops,
grocery stores and restaurants. Food and
dairy inspection is a new move in Sioux City,
and the official feels his way by pointing
out conditions that mast be remedied. Ener
getic prosecution will result if bad condi
Philadelphia Ledger: The public is about
ready to declare a strike against strikers.
But who carea for the public nowadays?
Washington Post: The best illustration,
of commercial reprisal on record is the re
sult that follows when two Yankees en
gineer a horse trade.
Washington Post: English Is said to be
growing in acceptance as the language of
diplomacy, despite the fact that it is so
convenient in saying what you think.'
Cleveland Plain Dealer: k prominent veg
etarian says that persistence in an unvarying
banana diet will enable a man to live 260
years. Well, we are quite ready to believe
this after somebody proves it.
Detroit Frees Press : Fifty-seven varieties
of plans for settling the railroad dispute
have been offered in Washington. They
differ in every respect except that they all
Include a provision that the consumer must
pay the freight.
Louisville Courier-Journal : "Never tele
phone to your fiance at his office during busi
ness hours," advises an adviser of girls. "A
busy man has no time to talk to you over
the telephone." Oh, why not let Geraldine
break him in early if she's going to marry
New York World: The forty-seven aerial
engagements on the Somme front in one
day Indicate the remarkable development in
the military use of the aeroplane. That ia
war-flying to some purpose and with mili
tary advantage won through the display of
Pittsburgh Dispatch: Because, unlike our
stone age ancestors, we no longer chew up
our enemies as well as our raw meat food,
we are losing our teeth, says, the doctor to
the teachers, and then he urges that boys
be taught to box. Does he mean that biting
In the clinches should not be barred T
New York World: "Billy" Sunday's delay
In tackling the hosts of darkness in New
York cannot possibly be ascribed to lack of
courage for the task. The inference is
therefore inevitable that as this would be
the crowning conquest of his evangelical
crusade, hi is ljaving It for the last. After
Armageddon, what other fight would there
be left to win?
Springfield Republican : The American
people have acquired much respect for
General Goethals, who has left the Panama
canal for New York, saying that he will not
return in an official capacity. His departure
was unknown to the canal employes. Such a
the country. The efficient man who does his
work without fuss and feathers and personal
exploitation commands the favor of thought
leavetaking was characteristic of the man,
and will make a pleasant impression upon
BITS OF CHEER.
"Don't you know you will be punished
(or fishing on Sunday?" asked the ahockud
minister of the little boy on the river bank.
"Not on your life!" replied the young
angler. "Dad's fishing himself a little way
down the stream." Richmond Timea. Dis
patch. Mrs. Hokus Your husband Is a quiet
drfimpr, Isn't he?-
Mrs. Pokus Humph! You ought to hear
him sometimes when he can't find his collar
"He travela In the moat exclusive circles."
"Up doesn't look like a society man."
"lie's a polar explorer; there's nothing
common about the Antarctic circle." Buf
' VM h QAMBLGRAW HA RHM
A AP N EAR rWoSAL - CAN
VoUYBi- ME" ANSTHlNf, ABOUT
(!5 A HARD QAME To fW-MV
'This Is the smallest fifty pounds of Ice
I ever naw," said the kitchen lady.
'Permit me to Inform you, madam," said
the high-brow Iceman, "that the apparent
smalliUHS Is due to the Intense cold to which
we subject our Ice In the proceas of manu
facture, thereby producing- the closest Con-
traction." Boston Transcript.
"AM fixed for my'ijpeech?" Inaulred Can-
'Yep. You'll find the laughter and ap
plause in the correct places' .
"Better arrange for some fellows, too, to
ask a few questions. And I'll have th
answers ready." Louisville Courier -Journal.
t unn-iru ouuiu iiuwera sent 10 MISS Ked-
" " ailaSCU 11 I HO IIUriBL U1UH I
send them O. O. D."
Ttiew! jjjd she pay for them?"
. nun, m.til O lille ,1, I VB gOl
to pay her." Boston Transcript.
THE WIND AND THE SEA.
The sea Is a jovial comrade.
He laughe wherever he goes;
Hl,!Lmerrlment 8hln in the dimpling lines
That wrinkle his hale repose;
He lays himself down at the feet of the sun.
And shakes all over with glee.
And the broad-backed billows fall faint on
In the mirth of the mighty sea.
But the wind is sad and restless.
And curbed with an inward pain;
You may hark as you will, by valley or hill.
But you hear him still complain.
He wails on the barren mountains.
And shrieks on the wintry aea;
He sobs in the cedar, and moans In the pine,
And shudders all over the aspen tree.
Welcome are both their vole-,
And I know not which is best
The laughter that slips from the ocean's
" iwinuiiisw wina unreal.
There's a pang In all rejoicing,
n. jvjr m ma n-art or pHin,
And the wind that aaddens, the aea that
Are singing the self-same strain!
Don't take chances. If you
need a hot water bag, a foun
tain syringe or rubber gloves,
get something that Is guaran
teed; then if they prove faulty
you can have them replaced.
The rubber goods we sell are
all guaranteed, and many are
made especially for us and
have . our name stamped on
them a sort of quality insurance.
Headquartera for hospital and
alck room aupplies.
sherman & McDonnell
Four Good Drug Stores.
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GROTTE BROTHERS CO.
Gttni Dritrlbenofi Omaha. Nrbraskl
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