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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1916.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
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, OCTOBER CIRCULATION
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Subscribed la my preeenea and awora to bafora ate
tale 4th day at November. Kit.
C. W. CARLSON, Notary PuMk.
Subscribers luring lb city temporarily
should have The Bat maiUd to the. Ad
' areas will be changed aa of tan aa required.
Admintion for the law of supply tnd demand
grows in proportion to th advance in the price
of the goods. , '.
I, . Lawrence said: "Don't give up. the ship."
That was some years before the submarine hit
below the belt.
Whatever happens to the map of Europe, the
man t ttia painii tnn tr aw, i lias at t VttwnrtM let tinrlfP.
a) vi assv ivig"it aeataiittvB ui hhivjiv aa.iev
going noticeable change.
Still the county attorney ought to be able to
take over the duties of the defunct coroner's office
without overworking any of his corps of deputies.
Woeful and wanton waste is America's great
est offense and if the high living cost helps to
cure the fault, the sfflictjon will have compensate
The recent elections have made a lot of re
cruit! (or the short ballot movement and have
made no conversions away from it. It Is only a
question of time. , j.
Speculation ss to what would happen to the
dual empire on the death of Francis Joseph will
bow be tested out, but will probsbly prove to be
nothing but speculation.
Populist and progressive parties cut a pain
fully smalt figure in the election returns and lose
legal standing as s political organization. Owing
to the absence of kindred or friends, the funeral
will be private.
Only the uninitiated regard as wonderful the
performance of Chicago's dieting squad at 40
cents a day. Tests of this character reveal io all
its glory the life-sustaining elements of the cele
brated lake breeze. ' I
Following a $5 boost on steel prices the Steel
trust hands the workmen a 10 per cent raise In
wages. The concession to the toilers is barely
small change beside the huge profits of the com
pany, and puts at reat fears of heart enlargement
in that quarter. '
Just because congress passed the Adamson
Taw at stop-watch speed is no reason why the
Courts should not give deliberate consideration to
the law suits by which is to be determined
whether the law collides with the constitution of
what it means if valid. ,
Sweeping allegations usually defeat the object
of the atlegater. The Kentucky critic of the legal
profession should have specified the proportion of
nicmuers lacnng social vision ana speed to eaten
up with the procession. Vision may be lacking
in some directions, but surely no one can truth
fully say the profession Ik shy on speed.
The anti-suffrage army should lose no time
in putting its cyclone cellar in order. Every
paaauip; uy prgca apecu ana sicepiess prepara
tion. The surrender of Colonel Maher to the
enemy adds a mighty battery of typewriters to
suffrage artillery. With this battery turned loose
on the antit, the sole escape from the curtain of
fire is the deep cellar with the lid on tight.
Now comes the fat man't season of joy and
dominating importance. The surplus stored away
in other years forms a bulwark against the rising
cost of living. Reduced dietary spells reduced
weight, lessened pressure on shoe leather, and
diminished yardage of cloth for shrinking bay
windows. "Nobody loves a fat man," singeth
'the thoughtless. They know not the radiant
charm of a reserve fund in pinching times."
For Smaller and Shorter Ballot
-Philadelphia Ledger -
A correspondent, writing in the interest of econ
omy in the use of paper, contrasts the actual size
of the ballot used in this state in the late election
with a sample ballot sent to voters before the
election, and makes the pertinent suggestion that
tributing to the convenience of voters and cutting
, down the cost of paper. The law merely defines
the size of the type to be employed, and does not
prevent the) adoption by the authorities of a
more compact form for the ballot. This is a
matter not so much for legislation, but for the
creation of a public opinion so forceful that offi
cials would take the hint and break away from
the tradition which compels the annual printing
of a ballot as big as a blanket But what is far
more important than a "smaller" ballot is a
"shorter" ballot Voters are asked to perform
the impossible when they are required to make
a selection for so many offices among a host of
candidates as to whose fitness they have not the
.slightest opportunity of informing themselves. If
at each election only the most important offices
had to be filled by election,- leaving the greater
number of purely administrative offices to be
filled by appointment, we should have a smaller
ballot and the appointments and selections would
probably be made with greater intelligence. Th
people would have an opportunity of learning
something about the qualifications of the men to
Whom they were asked to intrust the grave duty
"of making appointments, and responsibility would
be concentrated for the misuse of that power.
What is wanted it agitation for the short ballot.
A smaller ballot will follow as a matter of course.
Francis Joseph, Emperor and Man.
The world will stand uncovered in the pres
ence of Francis Joseph of the House of Haps
burg, dead. However much his personal critics
might have cavilled at him living, or the enemies
of his country have launched their charges
against him as head of the Austrian empire and
the kingdom of Hungary, they are silenced by
his death. Whatever his political mistakes may
have been, his personal affliction was heavy, and
he man endured in silence what the emperor
could not voice. As wearer of the dual crown,
he was an actor or a spectator in the modem
world's most important history. Changes in
Europe's politics and geography that gravely af
fected the course of mankind occurred while he
was on the throne, while momentous events
transpired in other continents. Hedged in by the
peculiar etiquette of the most exclusive court in
Europe, and supported by the traditions of its
oldest imperial family, Francis Joseph was to a
great extent aloof from the influences that dis
turbed the world, but witnessed from his throne
room an ever-increasing struggle between the
forces of democracy and of autocracy, from
which the country he ruled was not wholly im
mune. How far his personality is responsible for the
coherence of the opposed elements that make up
the empire may not be known, but that his in
fluence in this direction was great will hardly
be questioned. He was well loved by his sub
jects, and gave ample reason for this devotion.
Imperial, yet in a sense democratic, he united in
a remarkable way the characteristics of a proud
monarch with the tastes and habits of a simple
subject. His personal intercourse with his people
waa marked by kindness on the one side and
loving respect on the other, to that in none of
the many critical moments in the politics of the
empire hss sny question been raised of the de
votion of the Austrians to their emperor.
Domestic tragedy marked him from the very
beginning of his long career on the throne. Sor
row and disappointment were his private lot, and
in the greatest tragedy of his life, the assassina
tion of the Empress Elizabeth in 1898, the civil
ized world shared. His part in the present war
hat been passive rather than active, because of
the infirmities that have culminated in his death.
What effect his passing will have on the war
may not be judged, but it it hardly likely to se
riously change plant already laid. The future of
the dual monarchy, too, it bound up in the prog
ress of the war. It is only certain that his suc
cessor comes to the throne in a time of great
. No Need of sn Elective Assessor.
The returns of the recent election show that
quite a few Nebraska counties voted to abolish
the office of attessor, thus devolving back to the
county clerk the duties of 'making the assess
ment of taxable property.
There Is no good reason why this same step
should not be taken here in Douglas county, for
one competent man, with efficient deputies, could
easily have charge of all the work of both these
offices, which even now overlaps. Under present
practice, the assestor makes out a list of taxable
property as valued for taxation and then turnt
it over to the county clerk to be recorded at
the assessment roll with the taxes extended, and
separate corps of clerks It maintained for this
purpose in each office. If there ever was justifi
cation for spreading thete two functioni between
two elective offices, it hat tince passed and no
It is not generally known, but it none the
lets a fact, that the law creating, the office of
county assessor' carries (with it a provision for
abolishing it, all that it necessary being the pre
sentation to the county board of a petition signed
by 10 per cent of the electors calling for submis
sion of the question at the next general election
and, if voted, the office ceases with the expira
tion of the incumbent's term.
A move in this direction right now would be
in the Interest of economy, efficiency and i
shorter ballot and the proposal to abolish the
office should not encounter serious opposition
inasmuch aa the newly-elected assessor has four
yeara to serve and ia by law ineligible, for re-election.
J ' Good Things Push 'Em Along.
With to many worthy eharitiet no one can
do it all and this is particularly true of news
paper enterprise in raiaing funds for laudable
objects. The World-Herald'a solicitation of
money to provide Christmas delicacies for the sol
dier boyt on the border is a good thing of which
we cheerfully say, "Push it along," but The Bee
will reserve its force to appeal again, according
to itt practice for several years, on behalf of spe
cially deserving poor families right here among
us in Omaha, vouched for by the Associated
Charities, in an endeavor thus to give them a
measure of Christmas cheer that will lighten the
burden of their misfortunes. The Bee has had
much satisfaction and success, year after year, in
thit charitable work and we will adviae our read
era in due time of the demands to be met this
. Omaha's Hospital Bertie.
The tuit brought against Douglaa county by
a local hospital seeking to collect for accommoda
tions furnished indigent patients, regardleaa of ita
other merits, forces sharply to attention the un
welcome fact that neither Omaha nor Douglas
county has a place to which these patients can
be taken. Several timea The Bee has suggested
the desirability of consolidating the city and
county medical service, and the erection of a
hospital to care for folka who now suffer for
want of proper treatment: Recently it has been
urged that the county hospital be divorced from
the poor farm. This should be done without too
much delay, and the two local governments
should make provision for the future along tuch
linet at will meet the requirements of the com
munity. Here it a good job for our newly
elected legislators. Let them secure the passage
of a law that will make this consolidation possi
ble, and they will be doing the county and city
both a real service. "'
' The narrow margin by which opposing parties
claim control of the two houses of the Sixty-fifth
congress is but one of several worries in tight
for floor leaders. A huge suffrage lobby plans a
descent on the members, and a hoat of dry cam
paigners threaten a continuous ghost dance on
the frame of John Barleycorn under the capitol
dome. The pressure of vocal thunderinga at both
ends and .the middle insure the law-makers varie-
tion in exercise and fatigue to warrant the salary
J . .J,
The Pinch in Foodstuffs
-ataaufaatarere' BiMrd. Balttai
Probably the most vital material question be
fore the "people of thit country today ia that of
the food supply for the next two or three years.
The cost of foodstuffs has reached a point which
seriously endangers the welfare of a very large
proportion of the people of this country, neces
sitating a degree of economy in food supplies on
the part of millions, with no assurance of any
lessened cost for the next year or two, which
demands our most serious study.
The suggestion of the embargo on foodstuffs
might as well he dismissed from all considera
tion. Even if it were feasible from every point of
view, and it ia not, it it not conceivable that the
farmers of the country would permit congress to
pass a bill which would deprive them of the right
to a foreign market for their products.
The grain growers of the west would be no
more willing to submit to an embargo on the
shipments of wheat and flour and provisions than
the cotton growers of the south would be willing
to submit to an embargo on cotton.
Any aerious suggestion of an embargo on cot
ton or foodstuffs for the purpose of reducing the
cost of foodstuffs and cotton to American con
sumers would meet with a storm of protest from
the producer of these staples which no congress
Moreover, it would be unjust to the producers.
The farmers have not been over-prosperous as
compared with other classes. At times they have
passed through long periods of depression in the
price of cotton and grain. They are as justly
entitled from every legal and ethical point of
view to get the most out of what they are now
producing at the day laborer or the mechanic
is entitled to get the largest amount of wages he
can secure. The economic law of supply and
demand must regulate these questions.
Europe's demand upon this country and Can
ada for wheat will take a very considerable pro
portion of the supplies of both countries, and
probably at steadily advancing prices. The phe
nomenal activity in the manufacturing interests
of the country makes a larger demand for food
stuffs than in periods of depression. We, there
fore, face the situation of Europe's, heavy demand
upon us for food and our increasing consump
tive, requirements in conjunction with a decrease
in supply of alarming extent. '
Before the next grain crop it produced the
country in all probability will be swept absolutely
bare of wheat and corn and other grains. We
shall, therefore, go into the next crop season un
der conditions that would guarantee high prices
even if we could be absolutely sure that the crop
of 1917 would exceed the unprecedented yield of
1915. Therefore, under the very best conditions
we cannot hope for any material decline in the
cost of grain to the consumers of the country,
and the cost of grain will largely measure the cost
of all foodstuffs.
" If, however, through the failure of the farmers
to tow or plan for a very big acreage in grain,
or if, by reason of unfavorable weather conditions
tuch as we had thit year, we should in 1917 have
another short crop, the country would face what
practically might be called a food famine which
could not be relieved to the extent of bringing
pricet back to normal conditions for several yean
to come, I
Thit tituation baa a vital relation to the food
supply of the country, and thus to the nation's
welfare. All the denunciation of high pricet of
foodstuffs, due to a misunderstanding of these
conditont by- those who only see the cost of
living advancing without appreciating the phe
nomenal conditions compelling this advance, will
be without avail in changing the economic devel
opments which are responsible for these prices.
The whole country ia seriously disturbed by the
advancing coat of living, especially the coat of
foodstuffs, for that it the nasi quettion in all
problems of prices. Industrial developments can
be 'checked if price is advanced beyond the possi
bility of doing business. People can buy fewer
clothes when forced by necettity to take that
ttep. But life itself depends upon an adequate
supply of nourishing food.
Under these conditions it is essentially im-
fiortant to the welfare of the country that the
armers should be induced, becsuse of the as
surance of thete pricet to profitable to them, to
put into foodstuffs every possible acre that they
can sow or plant and cultivate. The margin of
safety between a food supply fairly equal to de
mands next year and an abtolute famine st ex
orbitant prices it too narrow for the comfort of
the country to be consinered without seriout con
Do' 8 for Public Speakers
Be prepared. , I
Address all your hearers.
Be uniformly courteous.
Prune your sentences.
Cultivate mental alertness.
Feel sure of yourselves,
Look your audience in the eyes.
Favor your deep tones.
Oet to your facts.
Be earnest, ;
. Observe your pauses.
Be yourself at your best.
Make yourself interesting.
Conciliate your opponent
Have your wits about you.
Open your mouth.
End swiftly. "
(From Olaavllla Kalaar'a "Talk, aa TaUtlna.")
People and Events
Forty-two faithful women servants who have
held positions with the tame families from two
to twenty yeara have been given premiums, by
the German Housewives' society of New York
One of the most remarkable of the many bril
liant leaders of the Allies is General Kaulbars.
known as "the father of the Russian army." Al
though nearly 80 years of age, this veteran sol
dier still continues his career as a practical avia
It ia curious to note that Marquis Okuma, late
premier of Japan, waa without his right leg, and
his successor. Count Terauchi, cannot use his
right arm, having lost the use of it as a result
of a wound received in military service in his
' Atlee PomereiiCi who is mentioned for the
democratic leadership of the senate, attended
Princeton university with his brother, who was
partially blind. Atlee read the textbooks to him,
and together they went through the course, grad
uating in 1884. The brother subsequently achieved
considerable reputation as a Presbyterian min
ister. Veracious press agents of railroads grudgingly
award the palm of popularity, measured by pat
ronage to the division of the Chesapeake & Ohio
railroad between Charleston, W. Va, and Ash
land. Ky. : In addition to regular trains, three
specials are now scheduled for round trips on
Tuesdays, Thursdsy and Saturdays. These are
known as tank trains and carry liquid moisture
from the Ashland oasis to bone-dry Charleston.
Each tank, however, is personally conducted. Be
sides what a passenger may carry under his belt,
each is "allowed to carry one suit case filled with
liquor, the case to be no larger than twenty-four
by thirteen by eight inches." The drain on Ken
tucky is fierce, but the founts seem equal to it
Thought Noga-et for the Day.
It Is worth a thouannd pounds a
year to have the habit of looking on
the Vight aide of things. Samuel
One Year Ago Today In the War.
Italians reported to have begun
landing In Albania.
Serbs claimed victory over Bulgara
on otd Serbian frontier.
Klrat line trench of Germana In
Dvlna district captured by Russians.
Kail of Mltrovltza and i'riahtlna,
keya of Plain of Koasovo.
In Omaha Thirty Yearn Ago Today.
Manager Boyd haa arranged tor the
reappearance of the beautiful young
English actrean, Miss Adelaide Moore,
at Boyd a opera house in The Lady of
Henry Mlea, now In the real eetate
business, has left for a thres-montha'
visit with his parents In Germany.
The only action showing the tan
gible effect of Bam Jonen' three weeks
of revival work was that taken at
the unkn rvlr at the reposition
x&& fjVCjO mimoms tt Clout I
Xjaaj- ow sumbavsJ
building calling upon the mayor to
sea to the enforcement of the law re
quiring the saloons to be closed on
The most successful ball ever given
under the auspices of the A. O. H.
took place at Cunnlngham'a hall. The
executive committee consisted of the
following; James Douglas, U. C. Doug
las, C. Baker, J. McDermott, M. Bolan,
8. M. Sheehy, P. Casey, B. T. . Bolan,
James McCoy, D. Clifton, E. Burke,
P. J. Vale, P. Douglas, D. McAuliffe,
A. A. McOulgan, M. Douglas and
Mrs. T. a. Magrane, assisted by the
members of her dancing class, gavs a
select social at Metropolitan hall.
U A. Goldsmith, contractor, had a
valuable horae . killed Which had
broken Its leg by tailing into a ditch
on West Dodge. This is the seventh
horae that Mr. Goldsmith has lost in
a year. '
This Day In History.
1114 -Elbridge Gerry, a signer of
the Declaration of Independence and
vice president of the United States,
died in Washington, D. C. Born at
Marblehead, Mass., July K, 1744.
. 18 1 7 William Claiborne, first state
governor of Louisiana, died In New
Orleans Born In Virginia in 17TB.
184 Murder of Dr. George Park
man by Prof. John W. Webster In
1163 Milwaukee was first lighted
1S66 Serbians captured Bulgarian
fortress of Widdln and set tt on fire.
188S Secretary of State Seward
again protested ,at the delay of the
French government In withdrawing
Its troops from Mexico.
1867 Allen, Gould and Larkin, oon
cerne'l In the Fenian uprising, were
exeouted at Saltord, England.
1870 Pope pronounced excom
munication against all concerned In
the annexation of Borne to Italy.
1575 Delegates from thirty-one
states and territories met In conven
tion at St. Louis to take action upon
the construction of the Southern Pa
cific railroad. 1
1894 A new treaty between the
United States and Japan was signed
at Washington. '
list British under Lord Methuen
defeated the Boers at battle in Bel
mont The Day We Celebrate.
Sir Gilbert Parker, noted novelist
and member of Parliament, upon
whom the King recently conferred the
honor of privy councilor, born in
Canada titty-four yeara ago today.
Henry B. Joy, automobile manufac
turer and president of the National
Llnooln Highway association, born in
Detroit fifty-two years ago today.
Rear Admiral Frank F. Fletcher,
nember of the Navy General board,
born at Oskaloosa, la., sixty-one yeara
Frank Morrison, for nearly twenty
years secretary of the American Fed
eration of Labor, born at Franktown,
Ontario, fifty-seven years ago today.
Rt Rev. Edward J. O'Dea, Catholic
bishop of Seattle, born In Boston sixty
years ago today.
Rt. Rev. Edward 8. Lines, Episcopal
bishop of Newark, born at Naugatuck,
Conn., seventy-one years ago today.
Dr. Henry J. Waters, president of
Kansas State Agricultural college,
born at Center, Mo., nfty-ona years
ago today. . ,
James S. Sheckardl former well
known National league base ball
player, born at York,, Pa., thirty-seven
years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
The federal commission named to
investigate the operation of the Adam
son eight-hour railroad law is to hold
a preliminary meeting in New York
Irish societies In many American
cities wtll hold meetings today In ob
servance of the forty-ninth anniver
sary of the execution of the "Manches
ter martyrs," Allen, Larkin and
Graduates of ' Catholic colleges,
academies and schools throughout the
United States and Canada will as
semble in Baltimore today for the bi
ennial convention of the International
Federation of Catholic Alumnae.
The governora of Massachusetts,
Delaware and North Dakota, all three
natives of Pennsyvania, have been in
vited to attend the first annual dinner
of the Pennsylvania State society in
George M. Church and Harold A.
Throckmorton, two of Arhertca's fore
most tennis experts, are to leave New
York today enroute to Manila, where
they are to compete in the fareaetern
Championship matches in January.
.. Overheard in Woman's Club.
Carolyn Wella In Life.
"Hoar tulle Patara haa sone oil" iha'a poal-
"That Roaa fh-!! Why. ah haa a face Ilka a
"My daarl She'e hired detectlvea, and"
"well thai hat la tha limit!
A landecape gardener laid It oat, and got
tha cook to trim It!"
"He aa her In the cab with him"
Tea. they are honeymoonlnf.
Davotod couple? 1 obaerve that aha doaa all
'-6he found It tn hla socket, and" "No!
don't so near tha Qreaturet
Her huaband'a brother'a daughter ta my
- nlece'e muato teacher!"
"Of eouree, they aren't real! They haven't
any eheen or tueter "
"She's mean and aplterul nd two-faoad
. you'd be a fool to truat her!"
"Oh. they have money but for olaaa, they
eimalr cannot touch ua "
"Sha nut In el more bathroomo when aha
entertained the ducheaa."
"Ha hean't half an ounce of hrainat Hao
Juat a glided loJr
"My dear, I know III true, baoauaa bar
laundreaa told my ahofer!"
"No, I can't sat them Ms enougn even tat
aatrm alaaa "
"Her bridge parti ee ara aereama! Sha goon
to Woolworth'e for nor prlsea!"
t Two oupa of eager and ana ass " "Tea,
high, laced aueda ara anuuteat "
"Ha want right ta the doaa when Mar got
mixed P with that arttat."
"Par all that awaat Madonna Cnoa, ana la aa
"Uood gracloua! la it late as tnatt I sanat
go home to dinner!"
Bed Hock on Cost of Living.
Omaha, Nov. 22. To the Editor of
The Bee: I have been reading how
some fools are going to demonstrate
how they can eat on 40 cents a. day. I
should think they could ffnd eat well,
too; they certainly won't be on a diet
or deny themselves anything. Hut
how about a family of five at 40 cents
a day, that would amount to $60 a
month for Just groceries? Only the
rich could stand that. What about
a man getting g 1 00 a month: at that
rate he would pay 160 for food, say
126 for rent, $10 a month for coal or
higher, that would leave exactly $5
for water, gas, clothes, carfare and in
cidentals, to say nothing about doctor
bills, dentist's bills, church giving or
amusements. What are Chicago people
ininKing about? ir they could demon
strate how a family of live could live
on $1 a day they might be doing some
thing. I think those young people
tney speak about employed by the
health department should have their
wages reduced and the amount left
given to some poor families, whu are
demonstrating every day how a fam
ily of five can live on say 60 cents a
day. People like this Chicago aouad
make me sick. JOHN Q. ADAMS,
Truth Is Its Own Defense.
Omaha, Nov. 22. To the Editor of
The Bee: "Lest we forget," I hope
you will keep It before the people
Just hoaV the democrats disfranchise
voters in the south. I am sure most
of the people right here In this state
know nothing about it It took a re
publican president to keep thla coun
try together when the democrats were
trying to pull it to pieces, and if we
look into the past right closely we
will see they caused more than one
war. "He kept us out of war" is
false, for our soldiers were not in
Mexico when Wilson went into, otlice
and now the democrats are trying to
blame the Mexican mixup on the re
publicans. G. M.
Two Good Editorials.
Council Bluffs, Ia., Nov. 21. To the
Editor of The Bee: The writer notes
In yesterday's Bee two editorials that
are timely and In order. "Why a
Water Board 7" simply to add more
burdens (with the H. C. L) on the
shoulders of the "taxpayers," and the
"Cost of Running for Office," as
United States senators, who spend
two or three times what their office
pays per year; also governors, who
must get even some way.
J. G. BLESSING.
She Hopes He Chokes.
Omaha. Nov. J 2. To the Editor of
The Bee: I would like to aay-a few
words In reply to Mr. Wlseguy who
supports his family of seven on a
trifle less than $2 a week. Let me ask
him how he can Insult the Intelligence
of the working people by writing such
an article. There Is only I and my
husband: he earns $15 a week and we
need every nickel of it far a decent
living. Of course we have butter and
meat and all we want of it and the
foods that are placed on the market
in these civilized days. We could
hardly go back to the days of the cave
man to put a few dollars in the bank.
Ha says his daughter left hornet as
soon as she was able to work for her
self, and I don't blame her. Put a
little more of the money into a home
and comfortable living and children
won't leave for more pleasant quarters
and board aa soon as they are able.
The idea of any one buying oatmeal
with weevils in it is disgusting and
sickening. Where can anyone buy
cheese for 20 cents a pound? I pay
30 cents; even then It does not take
the place of butter. Beans and corn
meal of course are good If prepared
right I use both, but they ara no
cheaper than other food products.
I never before read such an over
bearing, conceited letter. I pity the
poor wife with auoh a "boss." I am
glad I didn't marry a "boss," although
if my husband were able to manage
the house on even a single quarter
a week less than I do I would be will
ing to let him do so, and I am sure
there are hundreds of woman who
would also be willing, because the
worry and work of making a, labor
ing man's wages meet the cost of
living (I mean decent living) these
days Is sure not easy. And if a man
who hauls coal for a living does not
deserve good food and a comfortable
home, pieaae tell me who on God's
green footstool does?
I have no patience with such a dis
gusting man. He Is one of the kind
who make our employers think thev
are paying good substantial wages. I
hope he chokes on his oatmeal with
weevils In it, and those great big,
generous pieces of cheese one pound
cut in seven pieces, and one piece
each night for a family of seven, In
stead of butter or meat Good night
Ik This Scientific Fonrtlo Spelling?
Tllden, Neb., Nov. 22. To the ed
itor of The Bee: With the present
trend toward efficiency, simplified
and fonettc spelling is being demand
ed. Any student of English etymol
ogy will admit that our orthography
is arbitrary and not only is simplifi
cation necessary; but that this Sim'
plllication shall be both scientiflo and
logical. Following we give a glimpse
of a logical system:
1. There is but one sign for each
sound: berl, sed (bury, said).
2. Letters not heard are not used:
thruu, lisn, (through listen).
2. Consonants not doubled without
reason; mater, funi (matter, funny).
4. G is only used in gutterals; get,
6. No final e to modify a long vowel;
glv, ait malt (give, ate, mate).
6. J is used for the Jingle; Jem,
7. 8 for the sharp hiss, as yes,
8. Z or ah as In his, thees, neivz,
eushue-ali (his, these, knives, usual
ly). 8. Tion, dent sue, are spelled In
fonetlc form; raishun, snflshent lshne.
10. Q, X and single C are not used,
but are spelled according to sound; '
kwklk, llkwid, egslt angshus, oashun.
A, am, ham, hamer; , men, meni,
ment; 1, rim, rimit rlzn; o, hot, whot
kwolitl; u, tub, tuf, duan (dozen);
al, train, tral, rai; ee, sheep, shee, hee;
ie, pie, pien, Ie (I); oa, oat. oar, foar
(for); eu, neutral, neu, eu (you);
ah, ah, ahmz, kahm (alms, calm);
aw, awl, laws, laws (all, awl, laws,
loss); us, shued, kued, puet (should,
could, put); oi, toll, toi, boll, boi
(boy); ou, nou, kou, hou (now, cow,
how; uu, ruul, tuu, buu (rule, to, too,
Wee ahr angshus that eech shued '
JuJ foar himself whot hee thinks ov
foanetik apellng, and not let traidi
shunf kustom oar feer ov the oapin
yunz ov utherz ruul. If eu bale eur
oapinyun on fakts and lojlk, eu wtl see
the reesunablenes of the foanetik sla
te m. If eu wil prnuv this skeem, eu
wll see that wee ahr not mistaken,
Bie this method wee wll saiv meni
fruutles hourz ov the stuudent in
reeding and speling, and maik him
muoh moar proflshnet In uther
liens. CHARLES P. LANG.
LINES TO A LAUGH.
fotns to ask from your htuband la your
divorce proM41ngB ?"
i-Wbero: Tm foinff U for
"But he doesn't nuke that raach, does
"No; but, there'! no rvtmon why he
airiuMn'r work . litei. k , ,, .
Hbu, atsuueaa. -7-1 on at era
Hf ughTe. umTs
To fit f iHfic0 W lits
uoe! VJM if has fie.
Ct)fST 0J0PP7. ?HE" Ufa Be.
Floorwalker Oood moraine. Ton wlib
to do aome shopping, I presume.
Bride (with hubby) Tea. ,
Floorwalker step up to tha smoking
, v wiu viva you a
cheok for year huabud. Boaton Tran.
She removed many I ay era.
"Dear mo," aatd ahe.
JTVhat la It?" asked her slater.
- mm to nave a full
set of undergarments aa wall aa a wran-
-'"- ,c' vuijie
"Welt, did tha boil give yon a ralaeT"
srown gray In hla service?" 7
ae merely gay. ma tha name at a
SQQd hair dye."-iew Tork Times. .
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