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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JANUARY 21, 1917.
The Omaha Bee
-DAILY fflOBNING)VBNlNO SUNDAY
FOUNDED BY EDWARD ROSEWATEK,
VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR
THB BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. PROPRIETOR.
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nalfcd t. Dvoo. AokM cfraagei oft a. "quootod. ,
It rentaim for Attorney Whipple to put the
"whip" into; the, kale inquiry. ' ' '-
The . most urgent need of Omaha just now
it a -clean sweep of ttickups.
Germany's sea campaign abounds in thrills
besides keeping the enemy guessing. ",'
Paradoxical as it may sound, both aides,, insist
that "lasting, peace" 'is the goal of ' '-'lasting war,"
And now the high price of eggs, is being
charged ; up' wrHhi 'Jien always blaming the
woman I .,
TheioganVet Villa, dead "or alive i seems
to have becnjoompletely.. side-tracked and submerged,-
The state-wide drive fof longer terms 6f office
emphasizes once more the unfailing' sweetness of
a public job;;rVo'' V. v,"
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AS" the days;-lipllbflg 'th president realizes
that a shortssession aridil big; program .do not
pull togethert''ri;;-v:,' ". " ff
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Philadelptiia newspaper's art going up to 2
cents' to'offset the boost in print paper cost And
Philadelphia' h supposed to be slow and sleepy!
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Mexican officials protest against alleged in
sulting movie's, on )he American , border. What
ever befalls' the country the' native ego retains its
air 'altitude. .-' ; ; '
-The 'thrilling experience lbf the -Arnericaa
aviators in the wilds of Sonora supports th
general belief that Meico is a mighty good coun
try to kee out of. . . y
pines reaclieif thisjeoun'tryfin 1916 fhan in 19(15.
The figures aid pikteritlly accounting for'fhe
increased "o'rhoVe'smuige. "-'' .
-.Egg boycotters point to the middleman, the
middleman to the poultryman and the poultry
man to the hen. That completes the circle. Pay
till price and pick the culprit for yourself. -
j Italy puts out an official defense of its "terri
. tonal aspirations." The defense is unnecessary.
The house of Savoy could not afford to lag be
hind its neighbors in plotting desirable real estate
additions. . "
; The biggest real estate deal of the season has
jttsl been pulled off by the transfer of the Danish
West Indies. Uncle Sam is a buyer, not a seller,
ait'' witness Louisiana, Florida, Alaska, Hawaii,
the? Philippines and Panama.
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-.That Galway Irishman stirnamed Boycott
little dreamt in life how well his name survives
thjrj dust of time. The notoriety that came to Him
liitoig brought him no merit, and that which now
: takes the name is negative in results.
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'Canada suddenly wakes up to the dangers of
, (Infinite moves toward conscription. The exodus
offiorctgners called forth official assurances of
exemption, but this will not wholly allay the
sqisre. Compulsory service applied to .natives
rctnders the situation decidedy disquieting for
foreign workmen. In times of trouble home
lopks mighty good. ... ui . . ,....
?',' Day Wages for School Children.
! The secretary of the Nebraska Association
of City School Boards, E. L. Simpkihs of Fair-
biiry, is pressing an idea, that is novel, to say
thf least He proposes that the community pro
vide a wage rate for the pupils attending the city
schools, and pay them in an established sum
- ranging from 5 to 1$ cents a day for school
a&endance. In support of this proposal, he rca-
. sons that many ot tne city children are kept in
school at considerable sacrifice on the part of
parents, .who end the school period as early as
. possible that the child may become ali assistant
1 breadwinner. "Nature's plari requires that Teaich
chjld shall early contribute somewhat to help
tho family," he says. "So long as society's insti
tuTions . educate toward the development - of
strategy to take trom eacn other," mere can be
no' ultimate success in working out -our great
problems." - "
Mr. Simpkins has . inverted the purposes of
education in his conclusions. If he has been
a close observer he will have noted that the fierce
competition he sees between working men for
means to exist is more apparent than real. One
of 4h purposes of child labor legislation has been
to estaklish industry on a basis where the children
will not be expected to contribute to the support
of -the family until they reach an agethat will
carry them well over childhood and when they
may have had at least elementary, training in
cultural branches of education. The scheme for
vocational schools contemplates the payment of
wafecs for work performed, with a continuation
of cultural training, that better equipped workers
may be developed.
.Improved methods of production have not had
the effect of lessening opportunity for employ
ment, but rather have increased the number of
workers engaged. Few parents are overburdened
by the cost of keeping their children in school,
and those who do so suffer will not be relieved by
the expedient of paying wages to the little ones
' .out tliM.'.nWkU tn u.(rAu,t. A tl4."....
Labor Unions and Contracts.
An echo of the carmen's strike in New York
last summer has been revived by the action of
Marsden G. Scott, president of the International
Typographical union, who has publicly pro
claimed the attitude of the printers as to ton-
tracts with their employers. When the general
strike of all industries in New York and vicinity
was talked of, the committee in charge included
the printers in the list of those pledged to go out
Mr. Scott then repudiated the act of the com
mittee and assured the employers that the exist
ing contracts would be lived up in both letter
and spirit. In the January issue of the Typo
graphical Journal Mr. Scott reviews the situation
in New York, and emphatically declares that the
union of which he is executive head will not at
any time be a party to breaking of contracts to
engage in a sympathy strike.
The Typographical union has fairly well estab
lished the doctrine of collective bargaining for
its members and maintains its contractual 'rela
tions with employers on lines that may well be
emulated by other anions. Long ago the printers
learned that a labor onion to succeed most estab
lish its' responsibility. Contracts most be kept,
obligations assumed mast be 'discharged and
agreements made 'must be lived up to, or the
collective bargain comes to naught. Trades
unions assuming the ' attitude of opportunists
defraud themselves by destroying confidence in
their integrity. Enduring relations cannot be
founded on force, and a bargain thus established
iasts only tilt the weaker side gains strength to
support its views or claims.
.The president of the printers' union has dis
tinctly served his members by publicly proclaim
ing their contracts will be lived up to at all times.
Automobiles and Mechanics.
One bill now before the Nebraska legislature
deserves careful consideration. It is intended
to regulate the practice of automobile repair
ing in the' state. . One of the conditions of the
use of the self-propelled vehicle is that it now
and again requires the attention of a skilled me
chanic. In fact, the machinery of the auto is of
such nature that its proper handling demands
more than ordinary skill, and a considerable
knowledge of the working methods of several
crafts. In Nebraska, as elsewhere, the general
use of these vehicles has requisitioned the serv
ices of a large number of repair men, and owners
have discovered that these are not all qualified for
the service. 'Many a slight derangement has been
aggravated through the unskillful ministrations of
the ignorant or incompetent, and it is protection
from these that is ' sought. The bill will be
watched with interest, and if it can be determined
that a satisfactory standard of mechanical com
petence can be fixed by law in this calling, other
trades may be encouraged to try the plan.
The Belgian Children's Fond.
Of the many worthy relief movements called
into being by the great European war, none has
been undertaken on such a colossal scale or for
such' an appealing purpose as the Belgian chil
dren.' fund-which j is temg promoted by 'the
Literary; Digest', 'K t f.' .'i '.' '-'
According .to reliable information, there arc
1,250,000 children directly dependent upon the
food supplied by the commission for relief in
Belgium, which is furnishing them with rations
wholly insufficient for growing youngsters. The
effort is to be made to supplement this allow
ance with an extra ration at a cost of $12 for
each child for a year so that the appeal is for
contributions in $12 units, whether made up by
one donor or a group of donors, and the Literary
Digest is itself to meet all expense of collection,
administration and transmission. - When the ques
tion.. is put in hard rough words! "How many
children will you save from slow starvation dur
ing the year 1917?" it cannot be brushed aside
with, unconcern except by those who are already
doing'their'full duty 'in other relief work."
Through its sponsorship of this Belgian Chil
dren's fund the Literary Digest will be earning
the gra'titude'not only of the children who may be
saved but also of their benefactors in this country,
thus given, an r opportunity for practical and effec
tive service to humanity.
The HandmaM of Progress. '
The annual report of the Nebraska state audi
tor, dealing with mortgage capital, fairly meas
ures the Steady development of Nebraska's re
sources and the progressive 'enterprise ' of the
people. It shows a net increase in farm mort
gages during 1916 of $18,275,000 and in town and
city mortgages of $4,732,000. In other words, a
total of $23,000,000 of new capital has been bor
rowed by forward-looking people for the purpose
of bettering their condition and developing their
ambitions and ideals. ' '
In former times much fear and trembling ac
companied the placing of a mortgage on a farm
or a city home. It was regarded as a great risk
and visions qf possible loss restrained many from
securing capital for development, which, wisely
thought out, would have profited the borrower
beyond the cost Example and experience have
banished these fears and made borrowed capital
the handmaid, if not the wheelhorse, of enterprise
and getthereativeness. Comparatively few city
.people acquire homes without borrowing some
part of the cost To a larger extent this is true
of farmers seeking land. First cost and necessary
equipment require capital and the mortgage is the
best means to the end.
Moreover, the mortgage infuses into the live
msker a' degree of energy and industry well worth
the cost It stimulates thrift, promotes economy,
cuts out needless pleasures and substantially ad
vances the physical as well as the material health
of those who dare and do. Time has not altered
the mortgage risk, its warmth remains as steady
and regular as its payday. The main precaution
for the borrower is to guage the load by the
ability to pull and produce. Thus safeguarded,
the mortgage becomes a spur to industry, perse
verance and success.
The protest against making Dr. Grayson an
sonally, but to the jumping of so many of his
seniors in the service as a promotion for him at
their expense. But we have had personal ap
pointments m the army and navy before some
times they go through and sometimes they fall
tnrougn. ... , ; '
The prospective long reach of Uncle Sam for
a share of excess profits of corporations and co
partnerships obviously omits a direct touch of
those who, voted to "let well enoogh alone." The
indirect touch is less painful bat equally efficient
in pulling the wherewith. v
Br Victor BoMtntn
OF ALL the names that took on bright luster
in the war with Spain that of Admiral Dewey,
who has jnst died, will be accorded first place,
with possible exception of President McKinley,
whose fame, however, does not rest upon the
winning of military laurels. It, all goes to show
what one great exploit can do for a man previously
unheralded; for while Dewey survived Manila
Bay nearly twenty years and has now died a
peaceful death, his subsequent service was con
fined to the mere humdrum of routine naval ad
ministration. I met Admiral Dewey in Washing
ton once or twice, but I do not recall that he was
ever a visitor in Omaha, as was Schley, the other
salt water hero of 1898. A son of the admiral
was out here once, an unpretentious young fellow
representing some eastern investment or insur
ance company, I believe, who was entertained in
a modest way and who declined absolutely to
shine in the reflected glory of his father.
That Admiral Dewey was one of the numerous
notables who have owned property m Omaha I
was nqt aware until that fact was brought out
this last week. In that respect he is in distin
guished company, as our deed record is embel
lished with the inscription of many honored
names. We also have had here in Omaha one
branch, of the Dewey family, represented by the
late Charles H. Dewey, long a member of the
pioneer furniture company of Dewey ft Stone,
who came from New England where his forebears
and collaterals were and who by his extensive
traveling was first among our Omaha people to
be acclaimed a "globe trotter." When Admiral
Dewey suddenly flashed into the limelight the
distant relationship with the Omaha Dewey fam
ily 'was disclosed and verified.
In Omaha, moreover, the fame of Admiral
Dewey has been made more lasting by being
adopted for the name of one of our streets. Be
fore 1898 we possessed a little obscure lane
known as "Half Howard street" because half
way between Harney and Howard and running
from nowhere to anywhere. "Half Howard" was
not only meaningless but confusing, and by sug
gestion of my uncle, the then city engineer, for
mal action by the city rechristened it Dewey
avenue. Strange as it may seem now, a noisy
outcry followed and a vigorous protest was
quickly registered by some of the inhabitants and
lot owners along the street and a quite acrimoni
ous discussion waged for a while in the public
prints over the merits and demerits of the change
of name. Despite the remonstrance "Dewey
avenue" withstood the fire, and is now. I take it,
a permanent fixture in the map of Omaha
The subject reminds me that the battle of
Manila bay was the occasion of one of the big
gest newspaper Ueats ' ever scorea, bactc ot wntcn
is an interesting story which will bear retelling.
Two Chicago newspaper men, E. W. Harden and
George B. McGutcheon, were taking a vacation
trip in the Orient and happened to be in Hong
Kong at the outbreak of our war with Spain.
They heard that the revenue cutter McCulloch,
then in the harbor there, was about to sail for
Manila, where there might be something doing of
more than ordinary interest. Without much diffi
culty, on the strength of their letters, they secured
permission to go along.
"Before leaving," as I have heard Mr. Harden
describe it, "I went to the cable office to inquire
what would be necessary if I wanted to5 send
back some message, not knowing whether 1
would return in person or might want to commu
nicate with folks at home through someone else.
I was. advised of the difference of rates for per
sonal and press messages, which; however, had
to give precedence to omcial dispatches, the
clerk also told me that by prepaying at double
rate I could send a preferred message which
would go ahead of everything else except official
business.",.': i , .........
The two American correspondents went along
with the McCulloch and reached Manila just in
time to see Dewey sink the Spanish fleet They
cama back ofi the return trip of the McCulloch
with vivid but lengthy descriptions of. what they
had witnessed, which they hastened to file for
cable transmission to their respective newspapers.
VI had already filed my copy," said Mr, Har
den, "and was leaving the cable office when I
suddenly recollected the information I had had
about urgent messages. I went back and wrote
a fifty-word cablegram stating the bare facts of
Dewey's great victory and prepaid it at double
rate out of my own pocket."
By almost mere accident, therefore, that dis
patch was put ahead on the wires and was de
livered in Chicago eighteen hours ahead of alt
other accounts. It was received as part of the
special war hews service of the Chicago Tribune
and New York World, with which The Bee also
had joint arrangements,' and it was printed by
these papers and a tew others in their next morn
ing's editions. . . j ' "
People and . Events
A move for insurance against becoming an old
maid struck a snag at the start in New York,
Who. would fix the age at which the insurance
Owing to the high cost of living and decreased
support the .Brooklyn bureau of charities is
forced to abandon the cost price luncheons served
in many of the public schools. -
Dan Cupid persists in mocking reform black
smiths as well as locksmiths. Marriage goes
merrily on in Wisconsin regardless of the eu-
?enics law. Prenuptial examinations are few and
ar between, but wedding bells clang as usual.
New York; starts off with a bill for a law in
tended to provide health insurance for workers.
The bill is fathered by the American Association
on Labor Legislation and the American Medical
association, and copies will be presented to other
legislatures. ; ' .
Woman's famous national bank scored a fail
ure at Columbus, O. The safety clutch at the
knee failed to work and a bag containing $3,500
worth of valuables dropped to the sidewalk. A
delivery boy found the treasure and reported it,
and headed off a painful deficit .
V A New York chemist claims to have com-
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ftounaea a pin wuicn win unvc uuiumuuiica as
ively as gasoline. A box of the pills costing $30
will drive a limousine from New York to San
Francisco. So far as known the pill monger has
not disturbed the figures on the gasoline sign
boards. ' When governors travel at the expense of the
state othere is nothing too good for them. Mis
souri lawmakers admit as much after looking up
the bills for Governor Major's junket to the San
Francisco show in 1915. The bills footed $234.71,
which is going some for a Missourian. '"
' ' A noted "hannted house" at Mantua, N. J,
recently gave up its ghost chipmunks.. During
the day animals capered about neighboring trees
and at night slipped through a knothole into the
unused garret, where they held seances with nut
shells' and ' things. Eighteen tenants had been
scared out of the house in a year. The last ten
ants plugged the knothote and sleep undisturbed.
In a court proceeding in New Jersey involv
ing some deals of big business, Charles W. Morse
of Dardon fame revealed one of the silent signals
of the late J. P. Morgan. The latter, according
to Morse, promised to help "put over" a $13,000,
000 steamship deal with the New Haven road. No
action was taken by the New Haven 's directors
and not a word came from Morgan at the meet
ing. Afterward Charles Mellen explained to
Morse: "When we have a meeting of the directors
I sit at the head of the table. If Mr. Morgan
wants a matter endorsed he sits at my right If
he does not want it endorsed he sits at my left.
At this meeting Mr. Morgan sat at mv left hand."
And Morse got left.
Health Mint for the Day.
Children of tuberculous parents
should stay out doors a great part of
the time. They should have a sep
arate room containing no unnecessary
furniture, cur tains or carpets to catch
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Russians drove Turks to shelter In
forte of Erxerum.
United States secured release of
consuls arrested at Salonlkf. '
Allies announced discovery of two
German submarine bases at Corfu.
Austria Informed Ambassador Pen
field that no Austrian submarine sank
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
A very pleasant gathering of young
folk took place at Fort Omaha, where
dancing was participated In and re
freshments served. Among the danc
ers were Misses Carrie Detweller, Ida
Dixon, Bertha Yost Jennie and May
Wallace, Mary Ludington, Sallle Mc
Clintock, Mary Sherwood, Mary and
Alice Brown, and Messrs. Bert Cook,
Leonard and George Strang, Charles
Stone, Fred Anderson, Hilton Fonda,
Fred Rustin, Wallace Broatch and Ed
Mr. and Mrs. C. McKenna were
made the objects of a pleasant sur
prise. It being the occasion of the fifth
Cutis vtvi. oar
ar 1 J I r b-stt km I m
anniversary of their marriage. Forty
of their friends and neighbors called
at their home on Lake street and pre
sented them with a beautiful sofa and
A pretty bit of stained glass is in
Mrs. J. A. Wakefield's house.A posed
picture of her little daughter is done
In septa tints in the center of the
pane and the surrounding colors are
as rich as possible.
Mr. T. G. Prouty is spending a
few days at his home in Council
Bluffs toying with a pet felon.
The county commissioners adopted
a resolution retaining the services of
General Cowin for the prosecution of
the cases that were commenced by
him while county attorney.
The following real estate men have
given a lot each to the Young Men's
Christian association, the lot to be
sold and the proceeds to be devoted
to the building fund: Harrison. Am
bler & Woolley, C. E. Mayne, W. G.
Albright and 11. C. Patterson.
This Bay in History.
1813 General John C Fremont,
soldier, explorer and first republican
candidate for the presidency, born at
Savannah, Ga. Died in New York
City, July 13, 1890.
1821 John C. Breckinridge, the
youngest man to hold the office of vice
president of the United States, born
at Lexington, Ky. Died there May
17, 1875. ' ,
1824 General Thomas J. fBtone
wall) Jackson, one , of the greatest
military leaders of the confederacy,
born at Clarksburg, Va. Died at
Guineas Station, Va., May 10, 1863.
1861 United States senate passed
an act to admit Kansas under the
: 1864 German troops under Mar
shal Wrangel invaded Holstein.
1871 Prussians opened bombard
ment of St Denis (siege of Paris).
1887 Henry H. Stanley left Eng
land for Zanzibar to head expedition
to relieve Emin Pasha, governor of
the equatorial province of Egypt
1892 Representative Bland of Mis
souri Introduced a free coinage bill in
1906 Santo Domingo agreed that
the United States should preserve or
der and assume charge of finances,
while guaranteeing territorial integ
rity. 1910 Russia and Japan declined to
participate in the Knox plan to neu
tralize the Manchurian railroads.
The Day We Celebrate.
Conrad H. Young of the Young &
Doherty Real Estate company, is 42
years old. "Con" was born in Lon
don, came here when 12 years of age.
and finished, his education in the
Omaha High school.
Selwin Doherty, who by strange co
incidenre, is associated in partnership
with "Con" Young, celebrates his
birthday on this same day. He was
born In Omaha January 21, 1882, and
worked a short time in the Burling
ton headquarters previous to taking
up real estate and insurance.
Nathaniel E. Harris, retiring gover
nor of Georgia, born near Jonesboro,
Tenn., seventy-one years ago today.
Francis E. McGovern, former gov
ernor of Wisconsin, born near Elk
hart, Wis., fifty-one years ago today.
Frederick Madison Smith, president
of the Reorganised Church of Jesus
Chrts of Latter Day Saints, born at
Piano, 111., forty-three years ago to
day. Dr. James Henry Morgan, president
of Dickinson college, born near Con
cord, Del., sixty years ago today.
Joseph Krauskopf, noted Philadel
phia rabbi and Jewish scholar, born
in Prussia, fifty-nine years ago today.
Thomas W. Ross, a well known
actor of the American stage, born in
Boston, thirty-nine years ago today.
Joseph L. Benz, pitcher of the Chi
cago American league base ball team,
born at New Alsace, Ind., thirty-one
years ago today.
Storyette of the Day.
I often wish I had the nerve of my
The other night at a Christmas par
ty he deliberately walked up to the
prettiest girl in the room and kissed
"How dare you!" she cried, blush
ing furiously. "I am not under the
"That's all right," responded Jim
son. A girl with a face like yours
doesn't need any mistletoe."
And then he kissed her again. New
HERE AND THERE.
Nearly all ftctretsei mrrJ blue u their
The Italiani were the first to use fork
for eating purposes.
Salem, Mai.u, boaata of a wonderful pear
tree planted nearly 800 yean ago and still
flourishing and bearing fruit.
In apite of lta capacity for hard work the
elephant leldom. If ever, sleep more than
four, or occasionally, five boors a day.
During the first year of prohibition in
Colorado there were 2S1 fewer convictions
to the state penitentiary than in the pre
An Irish engineer has conceived the idea
of laying a huge pipeline under the Atlantic,
through which petroleum could be pumped
from the American oil fields to England.
All tbe flags for British ships of war,
except the royal standards, are made in
the government dockyards, and the faet that
85,000 flags are made every year in the
Chatham dockyard alone furnishes an idea
of the enormos number required.
The length of tbe day and night, any
time of the year, may be ascertained by
simply doubling the time of the sun's ris
ing, which will give the length of the night,
and double the time of aetting will give the
length of the day.
Tom Daly in Philadelphia Ledger.
I hate to read of millionaires,
Because such reading seems
To hypnotize me utterly
And start me dreaming dreams.
How many times I've figured out
What I'd be apt to do
If I were In that fellow's place
And had a million, too.
Of course, I'd use my fortune well;
More sensibly than be,
For I'd give 10 per cent at least
To worthy charity.
Another 10 per cent would go
To help along a few
Of my deserving relatives
Whose bills are overdue.
And then my duty to the church;
Of course, a goodly share,
Say 26 per cent or so
Would be devoted there.
I'd give this latter quietly,
Instating that my name
Must be withheld that none might know
whence this donation rame.
I'd only let the pastor know;
He'd have to kao-, you see.
Because my name upon the check
Would show it was from me.
Another 26 per cent
Would do myself and wife;
The income we'd derive from that
Would keepus both for life.
Then, after that well, after that
I dream away and plan
To spend still another 10 per cent
To help my fellow man.
And finally my dreaming gets
A bit confused and then
I take a tumble and my feet
Touch solid earth again;
And common sense assures me as
It stops me with a Jerk,
Ive wasted time enough to do
A dollar's worth of work.
Kind Lsdy Tell me, my poor man, how
you happened to become a tramp.
Weary Watklng It was dts way, mum.
Dey got me to jlno one of dem don't worry
clubs, an' 1 got so I didn't keer a hang
whedder I kept me job or not Boston
Cholly Do you think It woold be foolish
for me to marry a gin who was my intel
rmiiw Mnr tha.n foolish ImDOaatble,
"I caught Jinks the other night kissing
a woman in a dark comer. Jinks Is a mar
ried man and the woman was not his wife."
"Who was she?"
"Don't tell it, but she was his mother."
Mr. Neverwed Poea your wife treat you
the same as she did before you were mar
ried? Mr. Peck Not exactly. Before we were
married, when I displeased her, she refused
to speak to me. Boston Globe.
We employ non oat expert register
ed pharmacists. Our drags are of
known freshness, strength and purity,
and besides the safety there is econ
omy for you here.
SHERMAN & McCONNEU
I in Tone
AROUND THE CITIES.
St. Joe's park board plans to beautify
tbe eity parka in a systematic manner this
year and has engaged a landscape architect
to map out the work.
Topeka papers forecast the early dissolu
tion of the Temperance union of Kansas,
a body credited with having fought for half
a century to drive booze out of tho state.
The job t suppoeed to be complete and
disbandment is next in order.
Th Baltimore American says there are
in Baltimore . "1,800 round-shoal dered,
fishy-eyed, aimless men. their fingers
stained with nicotine, who are determined
to live without work." A severe indictment
that, minus credit for working Baltimore.
Chicago's police record for 1914 shows
20.1SS crimes reported, a decrease of 4,742
compared with lOtS. Burglaries de
creased 26.70 per cent, robberies, 24.17 per
cent and larcenies S.28 per cent. A police
aqaad of expert riflemen has been organised
for vigorous work this year
have won pre-eminence by reason of their
I intrinsic merit. Their development began
j where that of other pianos left off, adding
j , new features of construction and resulting
in extraordinary beauty of tone and un-
i equaled durability. Everywhere musicians
have recognized their unrivaled excellence
and are proclaiming them the finest pianos
j ' the world has ever seen.
1 An inspection of these pianos will be
of interest to you. Whether an intending
i purchaser or not, you are cordially invited
. to call.
Official Piano San Carlo Grand Opera Company.
A. Hospe Co.
Exclusive Distributors. 1513-15 Douglas St
Woodmen Of the World
IS WORTHY OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP
TWENTY-SIXTH ANNUAL STATEMENT
December 31, 1916
Government. County. Mu
nicipal. Road and School
Cash in Banks
Interest Aecroed 2S7.S24.30
Other AiKt. 2.099.S48.1S
Total $32.26 1.776.S9
Death Claim, (being ad.
ja.ted t 1.109,486.6
Monument Claims (being
Expenses, Salaries and
Commissions Due and
Accrued 6?, 035. 43
Other Liabilities 6,747.60
CALL DOUGLAS 1117.
NO CHARGE FOR EXPLANATION
J. T. Yte, Sovereign Clerk. W. A. Fraser, Sovereign Commander.
As soon as the old issue of Participat ng Shares ($1.21
each) are gone, probably before February 1st, Home
Builders will issue at par value $1.00 each.
Mortgage Security and no bonded indebtedness.
For full particulars address,
American Security Company, Fiscal Agents.
G. A. Rohrbough, Pres. 17th and Douglas
C. C. Shimer, Sec'y- Omaha, Neb.
of the family while they are at school.
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