Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 10, 1916, Page 6, Image 6
THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1916. jTHE OMAHA DAILY BEE S FOUNDED BY EDWARD KOSEWATE. VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR. THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. PKOPF.1ETOK. Entered U Omaha eoetoffke as eeaaml-elaas eaalter, " " TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Br Carrier Br Mall par month. par gear Dallr mil llundir '!! Daily without Sundae tit . Evening and Sundag 40.. Evening without Sunday Sot Sunday B only 20.... A Dally and Sunday Baa. three yaara In edvanee, it.. Bend Hotter of ehanse of addreea or Irregularity in de livery to Omaha Bee, Circulation Department. REMITTANCE. Remit by draft, express or postal order. Only 1-eent etemps taken In payment of imall accounts. Personal eneca" aaeept on Omaha and aaatarn eachange. not aceopted. . OFFICES- " Omaha The Bee Building. South Omaha 2S1S K atreet Council Blufli 14 North Main treat. Lincoln lie Little Building. Chicago SIS People's Oa Buildinl. New York Room SOS, 291 Fifth avenue. St. Louie III New Bank of Commerce. Washington 7SS Fourteenth atreet, N. W. ' CORRESPONDENCE. Address eommunleationa relating to newa an editorial matter to Omaha Bee, Editorial Department, It The Great American Gamble. ii a notorious fact that millions of dollars OCTOBER CIRCULATION 53,818 Daily Sunday 50,252 Dwlght Wllllama, etreulstloa menaier of The Bee Publishing company, being duly eworn, aaya that the average circulation for the month af October, 1111, waa Mil dally, rod I0,2tt Sunday. DWIGHT WILLIAMS, Circulation Manager. Subscribed tn my preeence and aworn to before ma (his sth day of November, till. C. W. CARLSON, NoUry Publie. Subscribers leaving the city temporarily should hag Tha Bm aaailwl to thorn. AAV dross will be changod aa of tea aa required. Political propheti continue without honor in their own country. Explaining how it happened relieves the steam pressure and makes (or safety. . That Maine election was something of a straw after all, for the east If not for the west. Mike Clark is some runner to out-distance a seasoned sprinter like Sheriff McShane. Hurrah for Clark 1 Reports from the sauerkraut belt tip off a rise of 20 a barrel. Yet some pacifists soberly assert that neutral nations escape the horrors of war. V : . ,i That's a handsome vote given to Judge Faw cctt by Douglas county, bis home district, and if the state treats him anywhere near fair we will hail him as chief justice. Railroad business in the middle west con tinues at the top notch. The only shadow on the record of prosperity it the handicap of Omaha's back-number passenger station. -Ifrgaepe' ) Lli - f- In going dry Nebraska his the company of several other states." But , please observe that Missouri la still iri the wet column, which Insures Nebraska a near-by and unfailing source of sup ply- ' One of the illustrated weeklies has a picture of a Llano Grande camp stuck in the mud just after a rain, .It it's half as bad, as it looks, we feel more sorry than ever for our soldier boys on the,, hrirrler. V.1, -.. . .Vl' , California decisively rejected a fair of dry amendments. The Golden State is lone on Dior als, but the voters failed to find the connection between morals and the manufacture of wet goods for consumption beyond state bounds. ' .- - Every one of Nebraska's six, sitting congress. men is re-elected,' thus keeping the delegation half-and-half three republicani and three demo crats. ' The advantage of continuous performance in office for catching the publie eye is hard to overcome. ; are up as wagers on the preiidential election, the betting having started early and continued stead ily with a fast and furious wind-up. Many wag ers have been made, moreover, since the voting ceased, on the strength of belief in what the be lated returns from determining states will even tually show. More money has been bet, unquestionably, on this year's presidential election than ever before upon any single turn of events. The election of an American president, therefore, is not only a "battle royal" on the political chess board, but it is also "the great American gamble" for, in the language of the popular song, "Everybody's doin' it," and that is what heightens the keen interest in the changing complexion of the election figures as they have been coming in. In these observations we are not concerned just now whether it is a good thing or a bad thing to bet on an election, something which has been made a penalized offense under the laws of many of our states for it is a condition and not a theory that prevails. Fortunately, folks who bet on elections usually bet on more than one con tingency, with the result that gains usually offset losses in psrt, if not in whole, and the best fea ture of it ii that those who indulge in "the great American, gamble" invariably do il in a sports msnlike fsshion, knowing that they stand to lose as well as to win and, win or lose, take it good- naturedly and smile. Our Guests, the School Teachers, Omaha is again entertaining the teachers of Nebraska here for the annual convention of their state association. We need hardly repeat thiir presence here is welcomed and appreciated and that the wish is general for a pleasant and profit able session. These meetings are doing more than any one thing to Impress the public with the overshadow ing Importance of the schools in the training field of our future citizenship and with the ne cessity of keeping the schools up to the very highest possible standard at whatever cost. These meetings are also driving home the object lesson that the efficiency of the schools for the perform ance of this work is gauged by the competency and inspiration of the school teachers who pre side over the class room. The steady improve ment of the teaching corps, judging from the representatives who have been year by year Omaha's guests, is plainly noticeable and is the best assurance we have that Nebraska will stead fastly hold Its rank close to the head of the pro cession of progressive states regardless of other factors. Two Pictures gcen Them Closely. The hours following the closing of the polls throughout the United States call up vividly two pictures of procedure. Behold the calm and dig nified method by which the sunny south goes about holding its elections, and contrast its ma jestic movement ol determined exactitude with the unseemly and confused scramble of .the Impetuous northerners. : In the south, now, the result of any election has been predestined for generations; they know how the several states will decide at well before as after the chosen day. Election with them is merely a matter of form, to give legal life to a settlement already attained. Therefore, no excitement or momentous disturb ance touches the even flow of their normal life. In peace and quiet the democrats of Dixieland register approval of the selections made in party councils, and wonder at the "no'therners" because of the partisan strife and anxiety that both pre cede and follow elections. Up north it takes not only the vote, but frequently the official count to determine who is elected. The difference is that in one part of the country the people rule, in the other section the bo&es still determine the out tome, j '. . A score of ninety-one victlmi of the steamship collision off Holyhead sustains the reputation of the Jrish Sea for turbulence. With the right grade of wind and weather the water separating Gael and Saxon turns loose a swell that makes the stoutest heart sob for land, , Up to October 12 of this year Germany re ports the destruction of 1.253 hostile ships of 2,509,501 tons and 200 neutral ships of 276.524 tons. How far the record of destruction Is offset by new shipping is not known at present. One thing appears certain. The world's shipyards are sssurcd big business for years to come. Numbers of federalized militiamen serving on the border exercise their citizenship under state regulations. Others are denied the voting privi lege because their states made no legal provi sion for absent guardsmen. This wrong should be remedied at the earliest possible moment. Voluntary entrance into military service should not work a denial of the rights of citisenship. Unnecessary Litigation Philadelphia Leaser, It is an encouraging sign of the times to find the New York Chamber of Commerce and the New York State Bar association engaged in a joint effort to formulate rules for the prevention of unnecessary litigation. The business world has had ample experience of the delays and the cost of unnecessary litigation, and the legal pro- fession would assuredly contribute to the strengthening of its own position in popular esteem if it should give convincing evidence not onlv of its willingness but its purpose to join in an effort to prevent this economic waste. The pamphlet in which the recommendations of the chamber and the bar association are embodied contains this definition of the duty and function of the legal profession: "Like the medical pro fession, it is distinguished from a business in that its first consideration is the discharge of a trust ! or duty to another. The advice given or services rendered must not be tainted by a self ish motive. - ' This is. of course, the ideal toward which worthy members of the profession are supposed to strive, but there is another obligation which rests upon them, and which, while perhaps falling outside the scope of the present effort in New York, is just as vital to the lood of the com munity and to the honor of the profession. That is the obligation to remember always, when deal, inf with litigation in causes where the public in. terest is involved, that the duty of an honest law. yer is not confined narrowly to the Interests of his client, but that it extends to the protection of the oftentimes larger interest of the commun ity. When the services of the legal profession are ' sriven tc defeat justice, to conceal illegal practices or evade the consequences of wrong, evils result In the Good Old Days. -Phelan Beale la Columbia Newa Rubbing Jt In On Misfortune. Circumstances and events hitherto smoth ered with campaign chaff lend substance to the pre-election promises of inquiries into the rising cost of living. Some federal and state officials for weeks past fumed and threatened prosecution of price booiters. Conspiracies were seen on all sides, snd assurances of prosecution of conspira tors featured the indignant outpourings of stump-' ers. Now with the vote delivered and the smoke of battle rising, vigorous fulfillment of promises is not only a duty, but a humane necessity. For those who have survived the fray and came out on top little price pinching sympathy need be wasted. The shriveled jitney loaf has no terrors for winners. What care they for foun dry pie cut into toy triangles while the public pie counter creaks with a load of good things? The very emptiness of a coal bin and the padded price tag are inconsequential beside the warm ing radiance of a public job. Not so with the, multitude of losers. A cold, dreary winter looms aheai and mocks the purse haunted by campaign l ' 1 1 T"t - . ' l , Dills, inf prospect, viewcu irom tug angles 01 food and fuel, touches the founts of sympathy. But on top of these comes the cruel hunch of a 25 per cent .advance in the wholesale price of funeral supplies. Surely this conspiracy sounds the depths of woe and calls for prompt and fear less official condemnation. No punishment is too severe for those who conspire to enrich them selves by others' misfortunes. The Hsyes-Tilden controversy of 1876 ex tended through three months, and the Blaine Cleveland contest of 1884 covered a week with uncertainty. The former Involved the integrity of the count in three southern states, and the latter centered on rival claims for the vote of New York. The present uncertainty shifts to new and unexpected quarters, involves a larger number of close states, and establishes new prece dents in political history. My interest in honest balloting began during my days as a law student at Columbia uni versity. In 1905 I sponsored a candidate for the democratic leadership of the Nineteenth Assem bly district, in which the university is located. There were three candidates a plumber, a builder and a painter the last being my favorite. On primary day 1 proceeded to the polling pre cinct so as to vote and then circulate about the district. Upon arriving I observed an ambulance in front of the polling place, which was most appropriately in an undertaking shop. Entering I found the chairman of the election board haying his scalp sewed up by a surgeon. Inquiry elicited the response from several belligerent persons that the chairman was sent to the hospital for being a fresh guy and that if "youse rah rah boys (indicating the writer) butt in, the morgue for youse." Tasked the four police officers present for protection. The repy was that if I had any business in the booth to gef it done quickly and pass on, otherwise I would be fanned by their night sticks. I sated mildly that it was my in tention to be sworn in to succeed the chairman and thereupon the election board, who needed encouragement, elected me. In front of my position I place a table about seven by four and one-half feet. This article served two purposes; to rest the ballot box oh and to impede an irate voter in wreaking ven geance upon the chairman when the latter chal lenged a vote. Subsequent events demonstrated the wisdom of this preparation. - 'the first alleged registered democrat was an Italian youth about 18 years of age, who swore in his vote as Prof. Francis M. Bur dick of the Columbia university law school. The chairman charged him with perjury and handed him over to a police officer. A strongarm individ ual presented a commission from the sheriff show ing he was a deputy and demanded as a superior Keace officer that the prisoner be surrendered to im. This was done and a few minutes later the youth returned to vote under the name of the chairman's roommate. The same farce was en acted and again this willing voter impersonated a Riverside Drive banker. By now pandemonium reigned in the booth. Members of a gang of repeaters, each waring a white-headed pin in the coat lapel, openly swore in votes without pretense of deception. And as an overwhelming exhibition of boldness a colored citizen calmly represented himself to be the chair man and insisted upon his vote being sworn in and counted aa that of the chairfnan, who origi nally hailed from the south. Word had gone through the district of the happenings and the polling booth was filled with a struggling mass of men anxious to witness the complete humiliation of a "highbrow" politician. When things were quiet those near enough would accelerate matters by taking a smash at the election officials, espe cially the chairman. At the closing hour a watcher insisted upbn being near the ballot box so as to scrutinize the count. When the box was opened this watcher exclaimed loudly that he was ill and collapsed, falling across the ballot box, at the same time opening his coat from which a large number of ballots fell into the box. A fake-fight was imme diately started and during the melee the ill man escaped. An examination of the ballot box dis closed 719 ballots cast, although the registration books showed only 104 registered democrats residing in the district, eighty-five of whom had been marked as having voted. The law required all the ballots in the box to be mixed thoroughly and the excess number extracted by an election official, who waa blindfolded for this purpose. This having been done a count revealed that the chairman's candidate had not received a single vote. During the afternoon when the rioting was at it height the chairman appealed to the police inspector for aid, Mr. Sweeney being the inspec tor in charge of the district. The inspector arrived two hours after the polls had closed and accused the chairman of fomenting the trouble. This is the same inspector who a few years later was sentenced to serve a vear on Blackwell's Island, and dismissed from the department. This is a brief description of the conditions that prevailed under the old primary laws; when the authorities looked upon primary elections as family disputes to be settled in the ranki of each party and as unworthy of serious consideration even though the laws were mocked and made a laughing stock. The attitude of the police offi cials on this occasion herein mentioned reflected t. Jr1 ?f tne mn':ipal authorities, Mr. McClellan, then mayor of New York City, was competing with Mr. Hearst for the 'control of the itate democratic convention, which had the naming of the gubernatorial candidate. i ' People and Events Report credits Villa with cutting off the ears of Carranzistas rather than waste the ammunition of firing squads, and sending them home with evl denccs of shear good will, Carranza sticks to the firing squsd as a sure thing. Still, both sides calmly pose as advance agents of civilization Mex. brand. Frequent reports of success in netting subma rines hslt, but fail to end, undersea operations. Recent activities on the Irish coast, in Norwegian waters, the safe return of U-53 and the second voyage of the Deutschtand indicate a vast number of holes in the blockading nets. that are quite as serious as any that may flow Ironi unnecessary litigation. And this is some' thtna wrhwh liar aeani-iatmna ran rfeaj writh them. aelvea if thev will but have the rnuriee and roan- I ne I that his clothes were overlooked. The Iowa man who complains of the theft of his shield and slogan makes a pretty clear case of larceny against the democrats Grief is unbecom- however. It is an occasion for thankfulness Fire Prevention Don'ts Don't be careless in lighting gas stoves. Don't look for a gas leak with a light. Don't put gas stoves or rings on tables un less thev have metal sheets under them. Don't use folding gas brackets. Don't havt gas brackets near windows or lacs curtains. Don't burn gas all night as a "night light." Don't turn the gas so low that it will gs out and cause a dangerous leak. Don't keep rubbish around. TODAYJ Thuuitlit XuKKrt for the Day. Whatever you wuiild make habit ual, practise It; and If you would not make a thing habitual, do not prac tise it, but habituate yourself to something else. -Eplctetus. One Vear Ajro Today In tli War. petrog-rad reported Russian forces advancing on Teherun. Russians broke German defenses near Kolkl and took 3,000 prisoner". London reported two German sub marlneg had been sunk near Gibral tar by British cruiser. Austro-Oermans captured mountain spurs In 8erbla and Bulgarians drove Serbs acrou gouthern Moravia. ZTAsS la Omaha Thirty Yean Ago. Mrg. 8. P. Morse hag done a nre screen for Mrs. A. D. More which has occasioned much comment. It Is In three panels, decorated in flower studies. . , A theater party at tha Black Crook entertainment consisted of Mr. and The school board of Chicago treats the tax Dayers to the rare thrill of rerlnrino- the erhnni deficit in a year from SI. lOOIWI tn Sfivimin vi. of the ssving was accomplished by plugging leaks. The town of Goose Creek, Tex., is under or ders to move and has no place to go. As the townsite, owned by a woman, is a good oil prospect, drillers have taken over the land and orders to move on have been served on owners of buildings. Various rural weather shams are more nr leaa convinced that the country is booked for a hard' winter. Coyotes are running in packs, a sign of tougn weainer rcgarnea as infallible in Kansas. Turkey bones are hardening in Missouri and Pennsylvania, forecasting more weather, and squirrels are mobilizing supplies for a siege. Even coal dealers are pessimistic, and stiffen prices witn eacn snow flurry. Two Dutch boys, clad in the gayraiment asso ciated with the land of windmills especially the picturesque trousers and wooden shoes reached jNew iotk as stowaways on a Rotterdam liner. The boys were discovered earlv ki the vnvaire owing to a lack of ventilation in their quarters and pungent puffs of the odors of EH arh rheeae which reached the upper decks, and then some. aearcners followed the scent and found the stow aways loaded to the waistline with strips of cheese concealed in the folds of the balloon pants. The naive simplicity of the kids and the novelty of their commissary deoartment wrm the evm. pathy of the passengers, but the unromantic cap tain spoiled it all by putting the youngsters at work swabbing decks. The Brooklyn Eagle completed its 75th year last Thursday, and celebrated the occasion with a diamond jubilee edition of 180 pages. On or dinary nays the Cagle, tar from looking its years, gives evidence of robust youth and vigor. The birthday number, while revealing the aoe affarrla ample evidence of boundless energy, resourceful ness, originality heightened by mature judgment. The illustrated supplement is remarkable for its collection of rare prints, which trace the history of the city from the Indian wigwams of 1600 to tne skyscrapers of lyio. History and reminis cence are recounted ty specialists snd past achievements in human progress buttress expert predictions of great things to come. In all re spects the jubilee number is worthy of the occssion and proves that the Eagle at 75 is some n v, Trithni,k. Mr. ana Airs. William 3. Tlngue, Miss Lake and Miss Almy. i , , . Officer Unthank arreatea a arunaen man near the Northwestern depot and conveyed him to Jail. The Ine KHi.,mrf initiuiftiiai neri 140 in hard cash In his clothea which he would have undoubtedly logt naa not inn kindly officer given him safe lodging. uaMnu u.ii,, Mh" la tha name of a new society recently organised In this city wun a memoerHnip vi nuj flve. C. J. Smyth Is president and v -1. D..-I.1-U wMlarv. Tha club has engaged the Masonic hall for a series of four parties. The Besique ciud mot ki aire, uh with th Fnllnwlne members present: Mesdamea Yost, 8. B. Jones, U. U. wooiwortn, jno.u."i em,......, Andrews, Sargent, W.. P. Allen, Bar ton, Dr. Jones and Carrier. . All of the amateur artists are seized with a mania for 'cupids. The at mosphere of the studio is thick with winged children. Mrg. L. M. Bennett gave a reception at which eh waa assisted In receiv ing by Misses Reed ana uaicomoe. i , ,, nrlla whn haa hear, here On an extended visit to her slater, Miss Foos, has returned to Columbus, O. This Day in Jlistory. 1791 Robert Young Hayne, whose debate with Dardel Webster In the senate gave national importa.no to the doctrine of nullification, bern in St. Paul's Parish, 8. C. - Died at Ashevllle, N. C. Sept. J4, H8. 1816 More than 100 lives lost In the wreck's of the British transport "Harpooner," off the eoaat of New foundland. . 1841 Joaquin Miller, "tn poet oi the 8lerra," born near Wabash. Ind., Died at Oakland, Cal Feb. 17, 1918. ,044 iihhuvtnn Treatv. nettling the boundary between Canada and Maine, proclaimed. . , 1859 Peace waa concluded between France and Austria by the treaty of zuncn.' ' ":. 1870 Tha French retook Orleans from the Germans. 1876 Centennial exposition at Philadelphia cloaed. ' 1888 Germany celebrated the 400th anniversary of Luther's birth. 1904 Battleship New Jersey was launched at Quincy, Mass. r ip,io Anti-American demonstration In Mexico on account of the lynching of a Mexican In Texas. 1915 A windstorm swept over e Vbimbi Miaannri and Iowa. killing' fifty persons and doing much property damage. The Day We Celebrate. George A. Day was born Novem ber 10, 1869. He is a native of Iowa and graduated In law from the Iowa State university In 1883, coming to Omaha Immediately to practice nig nrofesgion. He was supreme court commissioner before going on the dis trict bench. Oliver E. Berg, president or me Berg Clothing company, is Just 65 years old. He comes from Sweden, but has long been prominent In Omaha business circles. Judge Richard 8. Tuthill, veteran Chicago Jurlet, waa born In Jackson oounty, Illinois, aeventy-nve years ago todav. Hear Admiral Ridley Mckean, judge advocate general of the navy, was born In Tennessee lorty-rour year ago todav. Henry van Dyne, noted autnor ana present United States minister to the Netherlands, was oorn at oerman town, Pa., sixty-four years ago today. Wi he m A. F. Ekengren. the Swed ish minister at Washington, was born In Stockholm, flfty-nve years ego to day. Right Rev. Richard H. Nelson, tapis coual bishop of Albany, N. Y.. wai born In New York City flfty-seven years ago today. Winston Churchill, one of the most noted of American novelists, waa born in m. l.ouln forty-five years ago today. Chester H. Aidrtch, former governor of Nebraska, waa born at Pierpont, O., nftv-four years ago today. Del Gainer, Inneider or tne Hoston American league base ball team, was born at Klklna, W. Va., thirty years ago today. Timely Jolting and Reminders. A number of educators of national prominence are scheduled to address the annual convention oi tne central Ohio Teachers' association, which meets at Columbus today for a two- day session. Governor Theodore O. Bilbo hss Is. sued a Droclamatten Setting aside to. dav as "Illiteracy day'" In Mississippi, and calling upon, all Individuals and organisations to Join forces "In the elimination of thla great handicap." The Mexican members of the Amer lean and Mexican Joint commission are to be the guests of the American Academy of Political and Hociai sci ence at a meeting to be held In Phlla delphla today. Several of the Mexican commissioner win speax on tne pur. poses and Ideals of the Mexican revo' lution. Lumber manufacturers from, every oak-producing seotlon of the United States are to meet tn Memphis today to organise the American Oak Manu facturers association, which, when perfected, will be the largest hard' wood organisation In the world, rep resenting 1.200 mills having an an nual output of 4,400,000,000 feet of oak lumber. The eleventh annual conference of the Western Economic society Is to be entertained at the University or Chi cago during tha two day beginning todav. . Whether there shall be a strike of the 8S.00S ootton mill operatives In Fall River depends upon the decision to be reached by the Manufacturers' association at ' its confereno on th Difference in Theory and Practice. Bedford, la., Nov. 9. Tn the F.di tor of The Bee: 1 road a list of gro cery prices credited to the head of the home economics department or t-Ule.vu: college who talks of living on if.eo a week and I attach to her list the prices in the country, and I believe these vary very little. I'd hate to try buying In the city at these prices and as Miss Jackson evidently doesn't salt anything we will have to add something for salt. And won't she pleaae tell us what to do with the corn meal. The grease from that pound of salt pork plus the one-half pound of lard won't fry all that as mush. If pudding Where's the sea soning? And Where's the grease for the bread pans let alone the shorten ing for the bread)? As for the cocoa, how many labor- ng men would drink it? Coffee Is cheaper anyway. And that 17 cents worth of meat Is Joke. Not one .helping around. Seasoning for the stew only. And the flour. My family consists of three light eaters. I use twelve pounds for bread alone. Where does I the gravy, pancakes, etc., come from? With no more meat or vesrstables than this, more bread would be eaten. What utter nonsense! My grocery boy Just came in (he gets 112 a week) and how he laughed when I showed j mm iiiti cuiivkb WtfiiU' A "FOOL" READER. Comparative price schedule: Her Country Price. Price 18 pounds flour f .50 s quarts (4 jo. oeans. 1 peck potatoes 2 pounds cornmesl... 4 pounds oatmeal .... 1 pound salt cod 2 pounds sugar quart molasses Half pound cocoa.... yeast cakes (dry) . . 1 pound salt pork...: Half pound lard Meat HERE AND THERE. .25 .40 .10 .14 .12 .15 . is .04 .20 .09 .17 .90 .40 .60 .07 .25 .18 .1V .IS .02 .22 .09 .17 Total .... .12.(0 13.58 Socialism Resurgan:. Omaha. Nov. 9. To the Editor of The Bee: Yes, the election Is over, and most of the socialist candidates were defeated; but this was to be expected. Popular apathy and ignorance made it inevitable. That there have been gains In the socialist vote, however, is foregone conclusion. That there have been great gains Is entirely pos sible. No party could make a cam paign aa the socialist party did and fall to make Itself felt In ths election returns. But, whatever the vote, the social ist movement goes marching on. It refuses to be sidetracked. It will not purchase power at the price of princi pie. It maintains Itself intact in spite of fake political issues and the noisy sham battles of capitalist party can didates. Its work Is essentially one of education, and Its activity In the political arena only incidental thereto. For the socialist movement, wnne mindful of the present, is building for the future, and the hope of. the hu man race Is in its fidelity. BPMUND R. BRUMBAUGH. EDITORIAL- SITTINGS. Cleveland Plain Dealer: It Ii aaM that tha demand for oorn bread haa been revived. Why it ever needed reviving is a profound mystery to all pone lovers. Washington Poet:' Another Instance of doing the right thing at the i wrong time aonaists in carrying a bunch of beautiful goldenrods M the bedside of a say fever visit. , Cleveland Plain Dealer: At ths pharma ceutical convention last week it waa asserted there were too many drug stores In this country. Well, they're awfully handy when you want s postage stamp. . Cleveland Plain Dealer t The discovery that the flea is not responsible for infantile paralytic may be thought of aa s vindica tion, but It will hardly have the effect of making the flea a popular member of society. ' Louievllle Courier-Journal t It Is said that books carry disease germs beeauee they are read by all aorta of persons. We may regard the Congressional Record aa the shining ex ample of the absolutely sanitary publication. Philadelphia Ledger: The administration is said to be "irritated" with General Bell for hia report of Villa'e exploits. He cer tainly ahowed a strange lack of consideration for tha diplomatic necessities of the situation. New York World: The United States will have two bushels of apples thle year for each man, woman and child. The apple la the typical American fruit. From Virginia to Nov Scotia it grows in perfection; from Maine to Oregon it never skips a state. Baltimore American: A tourist returning from Ireland says that country II praotlcally under martial law, 'with 40,000 troops sta tioned in varioue parts to keep order. Thia is a sad ending to the roseate hopes of home rule which were so strong and bright not so very long ago. Brooklyn Eagle: A strike of 801 window washers in tha skyscraper district, downtown in Manhattan, will get plenty of sympathy. Host of us wouldn't take 150 a day to so what these men do, while certain death grins at them from the streets a hundred feet below. Theirs is indeed s skilled sailing. Boston Tranaeriptt The death of Loyal! Farragut, only eon o( Admiral David Glas gow Farragut, ends the line of The sea king of the sovereign west Who made his mast his throne. The younger Farragut was made s soldier, not s sailor, by hie father, but later left the army for business life, and later abandoned that also for a sort of academic retirement. The scream of shot and shell, which for a time at least was musie In his father's esrs, seemed to have left no echo in the son's breast. Thus it has often been with the progeny of great warriors. There are at least 20,000 Jewish sol diers now fighting 'in the British army. Pumice stone is the solidified froth of the lava thrown out by erupting volcanoee. The Vatican contains 17,000 rooms and halls and occupies an area of nearly fourteen acres. The oldest publie .building in New York City is St. Paul's chapel, which this month complete 160 years of existence. The annual production of works on the ology and religion in the United States is equal to the number of books of Action. Kusois has just placed an order with an English firm for 2,000,000 yards or over 1,100 miles of khaki cloth for uniforms. The family of the king and queen of Roumanla consists of three boye Carlos, Nicholas and Mlreea and three girls Elisabeth, Marie and Ileana. One of the curious privileges of the post of maid of honor to the queen of England is that of being allowed to wear a charming miniature Of the queen set in diamonds on the left shoulder. In the early days of the petroleum In dustry gasoline and bensine had practically no important uses it is said that the re finers used to run the gasoline Into rivers and streams just to get rid of It During the last few years the automobile industry haa created an enormous demand for rubber to be used in tires. The Snest rubber haa been gathered in practically the same way for more than a century. New York City, now "the greatest Hebrew community ever assembled in an cient or modern times in any one place," contained only about 50,000 Jews before the Russian migration began in 1881. The Red Cross society of Japan Is not only one of the biggest, but it Is also one of . the best organised of the Red Cross so cieties of the world. It has a membership of nearly 2,000,000, its property is estimated to be worth 816,000,000 and its annual In come is In excess of 9600,000. Russia haa just beaten all records In railway construction. It has built a great double-track line from Alexandrovsk, an ice-free port on its north coast, down to Petrograd. and completed it within alx months. It is 1,220 miles long, and 10,000 men, mostly prisoners, were employed upon it. SMILING LINES. The nwly -elected mayor of & mall town was fond of show, bo li did hla beat to ba Inducted Into office In weathsr favorable to gay procemlons. At hia ugirestlon thia notice wia put into the local papera three daya bofore hla Installation: "On the occasion of the Installation of tha new mayor, the fire brigade will be reviewed in the afternoon If It ralna In tha morning, and In the morning If H rains In tha after noon. New York Tlmea. "I bet my father has killed more peo ple than your father " eald the hoy In the rilior hat. "My father li captain of a btttlefihlp." "That's nothinY retorted the boy In th red sweater. "My father'a chauffeur of a United States mail truck." New York Timea. The eiprewman had bought a horse, but after cloalna; tha deal he waa not exactly satisfied with hla purchase. "There la Just one thing I don't like about this horse," ha said. "She won't hold her head ud." "Oh. that la only her bloomln' pride," said the dealer. "She will when ah la paid for." New York Times. OTBWS-rW CANISTOrHlM -AM BINH Till HIM ID lcP OUTVIE ON TWA! "That moving pletura waa rather lncon. slstent." , "How sot" 'The employer discharged hla stenog rapher for not being quick enough- Ye. she was dashing off whole letters with one flicker of tha film." Kansas City Journal. The little folks In the first grade were reading about a dandelion, and tha teacher asked who had seen one. Up went Ben'e hand, and the teacher aaked, "Where did you see a dandelion?" "In tha circus!" waa the confident reply. Christian Herald. "Here, you! -What do you mean by telling that red-nosed bachelor friend of yours that marriage Is all a lottery?" "I waa iust about to assure him, m'dear, that I won a prUe." Louisville Courier Journal. "What do you know about Boldurla?" "It's a country In the southwest part of Europe. Has a population of about seven million. Is fairly rich. What about It?" "Look up its metes and bounds. A guy In here after a war loan wants mo to take a first mortgage on it." Baltimore American. THE WEATHER: (E. V. Newham in hie address to the Meteorological society, said statistics show the probability of rain falling on any day Is greater. If the preceding days have been wet, than If they have been fine). Daily Paper. I used to wonder long ago, with feUnga of deapair. What caused the dismal soaklngs we so often had to bear; But now a meteorologist has made It all quite plain Why weather is so frequently another name for rain. If It's showery on Sunday, you may make a little bet. t That Monday, on the whole, will be pre dominantly wet; j Then Tuesday will be Influenced by lion day's steady pour. And Wednesday will, of course, be Ilkt the day that went before. When Thursday's rainy after thla you'll know the reason why, And when It's gone you won't expect the Friday to be dry; Blame Friday if the Saturday turns road ways Into bogs, And sends another Sunday when It's rain ing cats and dogs! It's not exactly comforting, no doubt you will agree, Thla lettson from a learned son of Meteor ology; i But though It will not bring hint many blessings, I'm afraid. At least It's nice to know just how our charming weather's made. Omaha, SAM. L. MORRIS. WHEN you hear the front-door knocker it meant that somebody that'a out b tryin' ( get in. .An' .tame way with most other knockers, (fc NO need to your pro duct's right Just tell the facts, fivery bit of VELVET is naturally aged two years to make it the smoothest smok ing tobacco. wag question today. t Dim. ' '