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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1917.
The Omaha Bee
FOUNDED BY EDWARD KOSEWATEIL
VICTOR BOSEWATER, EDITOB
THg BKK PUBLISHING COMPAKY, PttOHUETOa.
fetprf at Omaha iwatorflo as sten rim aasttsr.
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clearly comes under the head of rightfulness.
Look as if "peace without victory had gone
-glimmering, at least for some little time to come.
It's back to the hole for Mr. Groundhog and
another survey of the coal bin for Mr. Hoose-holderr
As balm and comfort, scientists assure ns we
will be back m a glacial period to a million years,
more or less. , " ' ,
As. long as Omaha fails to exercise its right
to charter making so long will our charter tink
ers get in their work at Lincoln.
Hardly likely that there will be another stock
jobbing leak on the next White House peace note,
or war .note, as the case may be.
Fighting has started again along the River
Aa. The fighting distance from this point to the
end of the war alphabet remains a guess.
"Colonel Hooee had nothing to say." A fa
miliar note. The nerve tonic is not yet made
: which would suspect this colonel of harboring
Three ships of the American navy have been
driven oa the rocks in the last two month. More
preparedness on the navigating bridge is clearly
in order. ' "' ' .
A soddea drop m the price of wheat does not
alter in the slightest degree its popularity as the
"staff of life." Some chaff and wind are blown
away, nothing more. 1
True Americans will stand behind whatever
administration is in power, says Charles Evans
Hughes. , No one ever questioned the true Ameri
canism of Mr. Hughes.
Barney Barach admrts cleaning no (476,000
from "hunches", on the peace not. PUneas Bar
num's famous census of fooidesn hat .a lively
rival in the flocks of Wall street Iambi. , '
- Flowers and high favor showered oa "war
brides" a short time ago no longer gar land the
Tavontes. Bereft of their charm the "brides"
take on the woebegone appearance of last year
Christmas tree. 0
. Missouri does not need to be ibowti more than
once. A Joint tocnniittea of the legislature finds
the federal good road a mighty good thing and
has reported in favor of matrhtng each dollar of
Uncle Sam's com.
If memory serve a correctly, the last stats
platform promulgated by oar Nebraska demo
crats promised economy and retrenchment
What would become of that ptaa if all these new
. job-hunting and salary-boosting bills) were en
acted into law? 1
To what extent ha the law for compulsory
teaching of foreign languages in the public
schools been invoked in places other than Omaha?
Pressure for repeal seems to come almost wholly
from Omaha. Does that mean that dissatisfaction
with it exists here only or that it is a dead tetter
law elsewhere? ' . r 1 s
The Bee does not favor legislating elective
officers, out of their jobs. Neither does It favor
legislating them into higher salaries or longer
terms than the people voted them when they
elected them. Let the salary boosts and the
term extensions start with successors duly elected
with that understanding and rest lure that no
present office holder will resign in the interval
"Starvafjon" Scarcely Involved.
Starvation of England is hardly within the
realm of probability, any more than is the starva
tion of Germany, if recent figures may be relied
upon. While for a long time both England and
Germany have given greater attention to other
pursuits, to the apparent neglect of agriculture,
and neither nation before the war produced all
the food its people consumed, necessity ha de
veloped unexpected resources for both. For two
years the Germans have been cat off from the
world, so far as importation of foods is con
cerned, and yet H$ population has kept far above
Very late figures for the United Kingdom
show that the agricultural resources of the isl-.
ands are far more extensive than generally cred
ited. While the area of wheat acreage was smaller
in 1916 than in 1915 and fewer swine are reported,
large increases sre noted in potatoes, cattle and
sheep, with greater acreage in pasture for the
feeding of meat animals. Nearly 18,000,000 cat
tle are now in the islands and a correspondingly
large number of sheep, with a reasonable total
for bogs and horses. In this connection the
people have been urged to devote backyards and
similar patches to raising potatoes and vegetables
and to the feeding of pigs.
The British government has shrewdly antici
pated the possibility of a subsea blockade, with
precautionary measures to forestall any danger of
starvation. If the war is to be terminated this
year it will not be because of the hunger of the
people, but because one side or the other will
ave exhausted its military resources.
"Saving Daylight" and the Public.
Flam for "saving daylight" are again being
agitated in the United States, and the United
States Chamber of Commerce is urged by its
special committee on the subject to have con
gress enact a law ordering that alt clocks be
turned ahead one hour. So much is involved in
the topic that needs detailed consideration. On
first view the proposal is attractive, but some
of the charms fade on closer inspection. In the
United States an artificial "standard" time, has
been adopted for convenience, based on the sev
enty-fifth meridian, which passes through Wash
ington, and changing with each fifteen degree of
longitude. Thus Omaha standard time is that
fixed by the ninetieth meridian, Denver takes its
clock time from the 105th and San Francisco
from the 120th. On the other side, Boston takes
time from the sixtieth, thus making a variation
of three hours in crossing the continent. This is
fairly close to the actual astronomical fact
But the amount of "daylight" depends on other
factors than the transit of the sun through the
sky. Latitude, and altitude after 'ie daylight
hours, and these vary greatly 1 iRlioot the
United States. Omaha is favorably situated in
this regard and also well placed as regards the
'standard" time, being an average of half aa hour
ahead of the sun throughout the year. For
Omaha, changing the clock tin the manner pro
posed would make but a few minutes difference
m the actual daylight used here.
No reasonable objection can be lodged against
starting work earlier in toe day, but such action
will lead only to knocking off earlier. The sun
will roll in his coarse on the same schedule and
nature's processes will follow the same.
Millions of dollars are spent annually upon all
sorts of investigations, but usually the result ii
merely a suggestion for more legislation rather
than the adoption of educational methods, which,
working more deliberately, nevertheless produce
more definite results. David Lnbm. the Amri-.
representative to the international institute of
agriculture at Rome, recently remarked that the
United States will not solve its high cost of food
problem by patting the speculators in jail. He
"We must make it impossible for the specula
' tor to operate by strengthening the farmer. The
key to the plan of the Germans is keeping the
farmer informed regarding the needs of the cities.
of the market so that his distribution is good, so
i- that he knows what his products are worth, so
that he know how to sell, and so that he knows
how to plant his crops."
On the statute books of the different states
and the nation there are adequate laws to deal
with any attempt to fix the price of the neces
' i furies of life. Even the old common law wai
sufficient to deal with the conspiracies against.'
tne puouc inicrrn. education is tar more neces
sary than new laws. .
If an appropriation of $100,000 is suggested to
' congress for the making of t new investigation,
I favorable action is taken. If the Department of
Acriculture. however, asks for an additional 1100..
000 to extend its educational facilities, congress
looks askance at the proposal.
One of the best methods of reducing the cost
of living would be to give such appropriations to
the Department of Agriculture and the Depart
ment of .Commerce as to enable them to keep
farmers and busineas men in constant touch with
the best markets and the prices on the one hand
and the best available supplies of rsw materials,
orices and markets on the other. If such infor
mal ion were at the disoosal of the farmers and
business men, the work of manipulators would
Bill Hopper Overflowing. V
The Nebraska legislature has already made a
h record for number of bills introduced, and
the total is not yet reached, as the senate yet has
another day on which measures may be offered.
This is in the face of a tacit pledge made by the
democrats in control at the opening that this
session was to be marked by the proposal of
fewer and better measures.
A large proportion of the bills offered' deal
with trivial matters, and serve only to clatter up
the files, it is inconceivable that Nebraska has
need of t thousand new laws, or that our exist
ing statute require patching in so many places.
The great mass of bills now in will surely clog
the processes of legislation and will sadly inter
fere with the full consideration of those possessed
of real merit An inevitable result of this will be
danger of Hl-formed and poorly-digested taws.
In it first phase the legislature is a disappoint
ment, but it may. yet redeem itself by strict atten
tion to business and the manifestation of sincere
Industry a killing off the larger part of the pend
.;" Paying Off for California.
The administration has discharged one install
ment of its obligation to California for the thir
teen electoral 'votes delivered. The chairmanship
of the shipping board will go to some deserving
democrat of the Golden State. This was brought
about only through the direct interference of
Secretary McAdoo with what .he admit! to be
the dear right of the board. It also. precipitated
the retirement from the board, of Bernard N.
Baker of Baltimore, father of the idea, and well
equipped for the place. But Mr. McAdoo, with
the presidents accord, "suggested" to Mr. Baker
that the chairmanship should go to the Pacific
coast, and it will. "The selection of suitable men
for the shipping board and the proper organiza
tion of the board has been matter of great con
cent to the administration," sayi the secretary of
the treasury, but the preservation of administra
tion influence on the Pacific coast seems to be
even more vital .
One Rest Day in Sewn.
' Several bills now before the Nebraska legis
lature have for their object one rest day in each
seven for all save certain specified classes of
workers. This is quite apart from the Sunday
observance agitation, although the two movement
may in some way be connected. The six-day work
period has long been recognized, even before the
world was generally apprised of the commandment
covering the case. For many years the tendency has
been to Shorten the work day whenever possible,
and the ideal of the forty-eight hour week ha
been so closely approached that extremist talk
already of the thirty-six hour week, to be attained
through four and one-half eight-hoar days. Some
modern industrial operations, particularly those
of public service, must be continuous. These
can be so adjusted that each worker employed
may have fall twenty-four hoars of rest within
each seven-day period, although not all on the
same day. The service of a law giving a worker
the right to "demand" such a rest period may be
questioned, as the worker already possesses that
right Oa one point we note the several bills are
unanimous they each exclude newspapers from
the protection granted. '
' A committee hearing at Lincoln on the Omaha
charter and the lie passed only once I What de
generate times are we coming to anyway?
Omaha Envied by Philadelphia
i iftiinHraa Bafldta Aaa'a His.
Through Thomas Tr Fitzmorris the claim- is
made that more people own their homes in
Umaha than in any other city in. the United
States, writes the Ledger. Fieures taken from
25,049 homes using city water show that fifty-six
homes out ot every 100 are owned by the people
who occupy them. In 1910 statistics showed
39.8 per cent, and the increase is, therefore, en
couraging. We rejoice with Omaha. The Bee
man starts out with a severe cold in his head, in
this way: " ,
"Be it aver so wumbul,
There snow play sly comb."
They have heard of James Edward Cattcll out
there, whose nose is never stopped up, and this
is what they say of him:
"Back in Philadelphia, the 'City of -Homes,'
they have an official booster named James Ed
ward Cattetl, a little man with Dundreary whisk
ers. He is always harping on what a city of
homes Philly is. A home in Philadelphia, dear
reader, is fifteen feet wide, two stories high and
built right against the front sidewalk. There is
no front yard. The back yard averages about
eight to twelve ieet and is neatly cemented. The
residence streets are lined with such homes, as
much alike as pea in a pod If someone sneaked
along some night and changed the numbers there
would be an awful mix-no. for thev never could
tell them apart"
Then . .
"Omaha homes are real homes, with vards
around them, and bashes and trees, and a dog
and a garden, and a place for Johnny's rabbits
and Mary's doll plyahouse, and perhaps a coop
lor some tresn-egg layers a regular nome, you
know; not a cabby hole."
One thing about the Philadelphia homes, they
are anchored, and if a number is removed from
the door any neighbor will take the main in.
Then, , again, being anchored, they remain in the
neighborhood where they were built, while in
Omaha that same wind which causes cold-in-thc-head
lines carries the booses no one knows where,
and upon occasion the Omaha man is obliged to,
for months, seek for hi dog and Johnny's rab
bits and Mary's doll otavbouse indeed .thev are
still on the hunt Omaha is all right for all who
can t come to Philadelphia. Whatever good
Omaha enjoys, we congratulate the home-owners.
Just at this writing, however, we confess that we
envy Omaha some of those perhaps fresh eggs.
Sectionalism is odious. Let us all be aareed
upon that. It was one of the domestic evils
against which Washington most ardently warned
his countrymen. It has since then been the cause
of some of onr heaviest woes; and it has at all
times been' at least professedly regarded by
thoughtful men everywhere as a detestable and
pernicious thing. Yet those who most flagrantly
practice it and among themselves boast of so
doing, are of all most ready to rail at others for
referring to it and to denounce them for protest
ing against it I
The present emergency bill affords a case in
point Whenever re-.blicans have remarked upon
the fact that the ways and means committee
was completely dominated by Southern democrats,
they nave been austerely rebuked for raising the
sectional issue," and have been assured that the
southern democrats in question had nothing in
view but the general and impartial welfare of the
whole try. Yet here is the chairman of that
committee, Mr. Kitchin, openly declaring that the
pending bill is rankly sectional. Upon that ground
he commends tt to the support ot the party cau
cus, and seeks to whip into line democrats who
revoii against lis uniaimess. iou can ten your
people," he says to his southern colleagues, "that
practically all of this tax will go north of Mason
and Dixon's line." It is, that is to say, a tax
levied by the sooth Upon the north. But if anyone
objects to such ineauitv. he is instantly howled
down for "raising the sectional issue" and "wav
ing the bloody shirt.
There was a similar nerrormance earlier in this
same administration, One of the measures upon
which the president most set hit heart and which
be most ruthlessly drove through congress with
worn and spur, was the Underwood tariff. One of
the principal arguments used to solidhV the demo-a
cranio vote in lavor ox uu measure was max it
would favor the south at the expense of the north.
That was Mr. Underwood's own interpretation of
it When, having secured its passage, he sought
promotion from the house of representatives to
the senate, bis chief recommendation of himself
to the people was that he had secured the enact
ment of a tariff bill which taxed the north for the
benefit of the south, and upon that ground he won.
It is not "sectionalism to m-otest aratnst
this thing, but it is the rankest form of "section
alism" to maintain ft It is not sectionalism to
insist that the rule of "one vote, one value" shall
prevail uniformly throughout the land, and that
it shall require as many votes to elect a repre
sentative in the sooth as in the north. That is
not sectionalism, bat anti-sectionalism; and sooi.
or late it will inevitably prevail"
People and Events
Health Hint tor the Day.
Pain In the ear Is sometimes caused
by the accumulation ot too much wax.
In this case drop a little warm glyc-
..ln a In, a h ..a, af nlvht anil flVT-
Inge the ear out gently with warm
Doiiea waier m ma morning.
One Year Ago Today In the War. '
British collier sunk by bomb of a
Zeppelin and all but three ot crew
Petrograd reported Turks afraln de
feated by Russians, 100 miles south of
British and French redoubled their
bombardment and mine explosions
against Oerman lines.
Turkish crown orlnce either commit
ted suicide or was assassinated in
royal palace at Constantinople.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
A quiet wedding took place at the
residence of Charles Turner, corner
Sixteenth and Howard, in which the
contracting parties were Mis Marga
ret Tighe and Frank' E. Oould of the
Union Paclflc local freight office. Rev.
John Williams officiated at the cere
mony and the newly-married couple
will reside on the southeast corner of
Twenty-third and Douglas.
Mr. Megquier gave a lunch at the
club -In honor of Miss Tracy. The
other guests were Mrs. Barkalow, Mrs.
Kountze and Mrs. Davis
The people of the Methodist Epis
copal church are to be congratulated
on having secured Mrs. J. T. Clark for
tne soprano of their new quartet cnoir.
The other members are also excel
lent. Including- Mr. Breckenrldge,
tenor; Miss Vapor, alto, and Dr. Wood-
The M. D. C. club met at the home
of Miss Eva Parson and a very en
tertaining program was rendered, in
which the following took part: Misses
Edith Btuht Haute Bell. MaMe Stunt,
Cora Young, Nellie Magee; Messrs.
C. W. Smith, Broadhurat, Ira Atkin
son and Lee Plumber.
W. U. Fitch, manager of the Fre
mont Elkhorn A Missouri Valley
rial road, has returned from the St
Wisconsin makes more creamery butter than
any other other state of the union.
Only sixteen people in 100 have the right and
lett arm exactly the same in length.
The British army of today has more officers
than it bad men ot all ranks a century ago.
The president of Switzerland serves for one
year and receive a salary of $2,700, with an addi
tional J,UUU tor expenses.
Trade" wmds have nothing to do with
"trade." They are really "tread" winds, because
they uniformly follow a certain tread or track.
The word khaki, aa applied to the cloth now
so generally used for military uniforms, fs derived
trotn tne ferstan "khak, meaning dust or ashes,
The lines on the hands are not cansed by fold
ing, put by tne action ot tne brain. 1 his is proved
by the fact that paralysis removes the lines from
A German who became a multi-mitlionaire
from making war profits has founded at Frank
fort an institute for the study of the consequences
ot tne war.
' Under the defense of the realm act the small
boy in England is not permitted to fly his kite,
for the reason that the kite might be used for
signaling purposes. ,
The largest hoist in the world has been built
in Milwaukee for a Michigan mining company. It
na total rope pun ot hz.ijuu pounds and a hoist
ing sped of 6,000 feet a minute.
It is warmer in a frost than durinsr a thaw
because when water freezes it parts with its lat
ent or Hidden, neat wnictv passes into the air,
During a thaw heat is taken from the air and ab
orbed by the ice. .
United States cavalry officers in Arizona have
been conducting experiments with the object of
determining whether horses can be so colored as
to render them less conspicuous snd reduce the
chances of their being made a target for the fire
ot toe enemy.
Chemist have found that thev can take a tnn
of sawdust snd get a quarter of ton of sugar
out of it The process consists of putting the
sawdust into closed retort and subjecting it to
digestion with a weak solution of sulphurous acid
under Heavy pressure. .
. The steel curb shoulder straps worn by British
cavalrymen were first introduced by a soldier's
wife, Lady Luck. She sewed them on her hus
band's uniform to protect his shoulders from
sword cuts at Kandahar and General Lack, on his
return to England, persuaded the war office to
adopt them for general use.
I TODAY I
n.... i iM ..mtual Mwainftninl hv
Mrs. and Miss Fitch,' General and
Mrs. Cook and Mrs, Keaa.
. . t ..-. Quj bwiA hAv ..hibtrefl.
..11 o. jw.a '" .
.M.M...IUI hv Wiaa TtolftttmbA. halve
gone south to spend the winter
Those who braved the cold felt well
h. tk. npntth nnri venlajitv
which they found at the reception
given by Mr. ana Mrs. -t divku
from to 11 p. m. ,
This Day in History. '
17S Bentamln Franklin met wren
a committee of the House of Com
mons to consider petitions from tne
180ft Territory of Illinois created,
with OCaskaskia aa the seat of a
1811 Horace Greeley, famous edi
tor and presidential candidate, born
at Amherst N. H. Died near New
York Gity November J3, 171.
1821 Ellzabetb BlackweiL wno re
ceived the first medical diploma ever
awarded a woman In America, born
at Bristol, England. Died In England
May 31, 1910.
1S42 tjidney uuuer, ceieoraieu
poet born at Macon, Ga. Died In
Polk county, North Carolina, Septem
ber 7, 1881.
1844 Boston harbor frozen over.
necessitating the cutting of a canal
for seven mUes through the lee to
permit vessels to reaeh the sea. .
1867 Edward Fltsgerald WM con
secrated Catholic bishop ot little
1869 Booth's theater In New York
City, erected at a cost ot over i 1.000,-
000, was opened wltri -uomeo ana
1811 First provision train arrived
in Paris after the German siege,
bringtng food to the starving Inhabitants.
1881 Wholesale suspension of
Irish members in the House of Com
mons during discussion on the arrest
of Michael Davltt.
1802 The historic. Appomattox
court house building destroyed by fire.
1894 George W. Chllds, newspaper
publisher and philanthropist died. In
Philadelphia. Born In Baltimore May
The Day We Celebrate.
Dr. Herbert E. King, the success
ful dentist offlclng In the Bee build
ing, is 14 today. He came here from
Sandy Lake, Pa, attended the- high
school at Fremont the University of
Nebraska and the Omaha Dental col
lege. Ernest P. Buffett Is Just 4 years
old today. He was born right hers In
Omaha and has been dispensing gro
ceries to Omaha people for many
W. H. Taylor arrived on earth this
day thirty-seven years ago, selecting
Ashley, Pa, as his starting place. He
finally reached Omaha and Is now
manager ot tne umana uas company
Judson Harmon, former governor of
Ohio and at one time considered a
democratic presidential possibility,
born In Hamilton county, Ohio, seventy-one
years ago today.
James C. McReynolda, associate Jus
tice of the supreme court of the United
States, bora at Elkton, Ky., ftfty-nv
years ago today.
Joseph H. Pratt state geologist of
North Carolina and president of
Southern Appalachian Mountain Good
Roads association, born at Hartford,
Conn., forty-seven years ago today.
Rt Rev. George A. Beecher, Epis
copal bishop of western Nebraska,
born at Monmouth, III., forty-nine
years ago today.
William D. Guthrie, president of the
American Society for the Relief of
French War Orphans, born in San
Francisco fifty-eight years ago today.
Rev. William F. Pisrca) president
of Kenyon college, born at Chloopee
Falls, Mass., forty-nine years ago to
day. Ttmely Jottings and RMnindem.
Today has been designated for the
observance of "National Thrift day."
Aimaro Sato, the Japanese ambas
sador at Washington, Is to be the
guest of honor and chief speaker at
the forty-fifth annual dinner of the
Silk Association of America, to be
given tonight at the Hotel AaSor, New
The first of a aeries of conferences
on the Amertcanlsalion of the alien
born residents Is to meet la Wash
ington today In response to a call la
sued by Dr. P. P. Claxton, United
State commissioner of education.
A religious census of unparalleled
extent Is to be taken 8unday, when
65,000 workers, representing Hebrew,
Catholic and Protestant denomina
tions, will canvass every horn In
greater New York to ascertain the re
ligious afnUattons and preferences of
each one of the city's Inhabitants.
Why Girls Go Wrong.
Omaha, Neb., Feb. 2. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: Much Is being said
about the social evil and the under
world In our daily papers. As a man
of a large family and many years of
travel in many states and cities I am
convinced Judge Foster's conclusion
"that fallen women lead the life be
cause they prefer tt" ts near the truth,
though every rule has- its exception.
iKnorance and the low moral stand
ards of the rising generation has much
to do with it The public dance hall
and drink is the next big factor. A
false idea as to the value of fine
clothes, which is only another form
of ignorance, is also a factor.
No matter how we may differ as
to tne cause of so many fallen women,
what is the beat way to aid in pre
venting that vast army of constant
recruits? I suggest that parents teach
their sons and daughters ail the mys
teries of life ss early as they become
curious to know. Show them the
beauty of fatherhod and motherhood
let mothers keep their voune daugh
ters off the streets and fathers keep
ineir sons interested in athletics and
away from the public dance hall.
Guard with jealous care our children,
inculcate high ideals of morality and
teach that character is the standard of
manhood and womanhood.
By knowing the evils and pitfalls
our cniiorea can De Drought to the
age of manhood and womanhod
where they are able to take care of
themselves. Is it not Ignorance that
would cause any young girl to go auto
ing with strange yountr men? Would
any but an ignorant girl pwmit the
fast Immoral young man to grab
round hea with both arms and she
place both arms around his neck, then
seal their cheeks together and go on
the dance floor in that vulgar position?
Another thing worthy of careful
study is the separation of our boys
and girls in the high school. A care
ful investigation of conditions In our
high schools revealed some verv start.
ling facts. .Why should immature
young men and women be thrown
together ' daily for the four years of
high school life? How many of the
niga scnooi cmidren have not some
love affair on hand?
But why dwell upon the matter
longerT xnere always has been and
always will be those "Magdelines,"
mostly by choice, secondly through Ig
norance, but let every young man and
woman get this firmly fixed In mind:
The fast life leadeth to misery, de
spair, disease and often suicide. Just
remember: "The hiring of a harlot
is an abomination In the sight of the
"ra. ' .A TRAVELING MAN.
No Violation of that Sacred Code.
. Scotia, Neb, Feb. 1. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: The article which ap
peared in'The Bee on Wednesday las.
In reguard to the work being done bv
Dr. Weekes of 8cotla was inserted by
myseir ana entirely unbeknown to the
doctor. As the article was followed
by the word "advertisement" I feel it
my duty - to publish this fact lest It
appear unethical advertising by the
ooctor. E. E. M GRUE.
' Family Trees as Props. ' :
Scottsbluff, Neb., Feb. 1. To the
Editor of The Bee: Pardon me if I
seem to be monopolizing your letter
box for the present. I always read
the articles In this column because it
reflects public sentiment and I should
like to see it take a wider scope and
see more new namea "
But I notice that Neighbor Agnew
and also another writer, who was
afraid to sign his name, are laboring
unuer a, ueiusion. l am not a demo
crat and never was and never expect
to be. But I Sm not- so politically
"hide-bound" that I cannot vote for
the best interests of my country when
occasion arises. Neither am I one of
these "blood and thunder" patriots
that seek to stir up sectional strife
and disrupt the union because some
thing is wrong, at.-,
I must confess that Neighbor Ag
new has me beaten hands down on
"patriotic training," for I admit I
have no distinct recollection of Just
what happened ivv e -
, y .... ,ign believed that
was ikiiu. I"-' -
if a man was on the square and knew
wno nis lamer wu -. ---than
some people know who claim to
trace their lineage back a thousand
years) he is all right and Just as good
as the man who has a pedigree aa
long as a piece of string.
Tne man mat muoi . ...
liy tree to prop up n " " " "
is a frail patriot It's not a question
OI wnai your great, Riw". e. a..
... j,j nH ui. -nnlrvf the flues-
llhl.ll C 1 U1U lu, ' 1 -
tion is, "What are you doing?
r k. nrpvtiBIfiTTf
Thinks the BUI Unfair.
Omaha, Feb. 2. To the Editor of
The Bee: The proposed state law by
the legislature specifies that the act
shall not be construed as prohibiting
the making of wine or cider from
grapes, apples or other fruits "grown
and raised by any person on his own
premises for the use of himself and
But the constitution itself says Just
the opposite, for It says, "On and after .
May 1, 1917. the manufacture, the sale
under any pretext of malt spirituous,
vinous or any Intoxicating liquors are
forever forbidden in this state except
for medicinal, mechanical, scientific,
or sacramental purposes."
How comes It now that the farmer
can make all he wants for ordinary
Intoxicating purposes? All he has to
do is to add a little more sugar and a
little time and his barrel of wine will
run 13 per cent alcohol. I am not
complaining about the farmer get
ting the best of it. What I complain
of is that those who wrote that amend
ment be made to see their mistake and
that the farmer be not exempt but
take his medicine with the rest. To
make such a statute law will be un
constitutional. There is another flaw under section
30, "The act shall not be construed to
prevent the distribution of any alco- .
hollo compound, preparation or rem
edy containing drugs or medicines
which do not contain more alcohol
than is necessary for the legitimate
purpose of extraction, solution or
preservation and which contain drugs
in sufficient quantities to medicate
such compounds to make them medi
cal preparations and to render them
unfit as a beverage."
How about essences of lemon, va
nilla, ginger and a few others made by
adding a few drops of the essence to
a pint of neutral spirit? Many people
prefer that and don't mind the es
sence, for each little bottle is nearly
pure alcohol. It was the sale of these
essences that made many a firm rich
that controlled hundreds of wagons ,
going in the country selling medicines
among the farmers.
Be fair and -do not try and defy the
constitution of your state. If you want
to do a little compromising on our
wonderful prohibitory law, why not let
us hare a case and a half of beer
once a month for the whole family In
stead of Just a case and make it quarts
and not pints. The constitution does
not say anything about what we may
get from the outside, so you are safe
there. The idea of giving the farmer
the best of it and unconstitutionally to
boot looks like politics to me. Do you
think a farmer cannot get intoxicated,
but a city fellow can?
GEORGE P. WILKINSON.
SAID IN PUN.
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worth, .but the fact that we E
have been successful in the E
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E 806 South 16th Stmt. E
The citlien gtsed helplessly at the piles
of drifted snow that lar on the sidewalk In
front of his house.
"What would you take to clean this
walk?" he asked the first maa who came
"A shovel, mister." responded the fellow
as he plodded on his way. Boston Trait
tWhy are you so strong; for prohibition t"
"Weil," replied Uncle BUI Bottletop, "a
country to a good deal like an Individuals
After havin' had liquor without limit for
.& nftrinti tit vsLrx. It vnltrhtv trrtAsI thin a
to go without for a while." Washington
Not Jag Rolls
i"Twai Wake You Up"
'Xttdder of Rose"
LDon't Forget We Still
Have a Lot of Player
' Rolls at 15c.
'A. HOSPE CO.
1513-1515 Douglas St
Cold Weather Dr ugs at
Take oat the sting and gives
almost instant relief. Price
25 tj a bottle. .
Everything fixed at the Ovrl
store now stock in prescrip
tion department replenished and
Professors Savage, Duffy, et al.,
are busier than ever.
Mennen's Tale, 4 kinds, box, 124
S6e Genuine Castoria. . . .!. .21fV
Vantine' Toiiet Water, special
sal at tt off regular price. .
25c Chamberlain' Cough Rem
edy, for ..14
26c Laxative Bromo Quinine 19
60c Lambert' Listerina, for. 34
Mr. Edward G. Binz
Of Lo Angeles, the maker of
Binz's Bronchi-Lyptus, for coughs
and colds, is at our Owl Store this
week . introducing this remedy,
which is indeed a meritorious one.
It's made from Eucalyptus chiefly.
v Cigars For Men
.That' the land we sell
standard brand at pleasing
S rices, especially so oa Satur-ay.
Saturday Is Candy Day
At the Rexall Store.
(200 Items in This Line.)
SHERMAN & McCONNELL DRUG CO.
Caraar IBth sad Farnasa
Cmw Z4th aasl Faravua
Tha HarrarsL" '
Cerasr 16 th said Dadf
Caraar 16th and Haratay
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