Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 04, 1917, SOCIETY, Page 4, Image 16
4 B THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 4, 1917. Tut? Omaha Rer DAILY fltORNINQ-EVtNINO-SUNDAT FOUNDED BY EDWARD KOSEWATEK. VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR TH8 BEE PUBLIBHINO COMPANY. PBOPBIETOB. fam) t Qmahs poeterftca as sseonu-class matter. dut TERMS Or SUBSCRIPTION. Bj Cam sawta. sac ansa, m eel, " DiUr ea4 Sal r Baa, Ika M ta adeaaae... ami am ef ehaste ef una or lirareiarur to mi. ta.w 4.IS l.tt 4.0, I.H It .IS alreer u Outi BrMTTTANCX. IHMagMdnulirk Oslr S-era taaaa tn est r aeasasts. reraoaal uaaets, wait as Oaake asd OFFICES. CUeaaa PaaiaVl Oh , rw.t. ana k Mm tm-ih swra Aim. OtmtO Blafts-U It. Haal aX II Uola-w BX af 0 lanils "1-1 HO WaaUesue 1 14a St H. W. CORRESPONDENCE. DECEMBER CIRCULATION 53,368 Daily Sunday 50,005 toest aMaaaataa tar Ika watt laaisrilil as mm Is ay Wnttaaw, ClreulaUss Maaanf. IsascrSssrs lasvtsg the T shsuM Kara Tee a The republic's boor of trial urges calmness. Is the backbone of winter really broken or only sprained? The stars in the courses steadily trace the fin ish of "divine fighter." So long as the north foots the bill the sooth cheerily votes the money. "Age does not wither nor custom stale" the vigor of Old Winter's punch. The admonition to tourists holds good just now more than ever: "See America first" Below-zero weather makes for accidents as well as for fires. Observe all "safety first" precautions! Uncle Sam to Ambassador von Bernatorff: "Stand not upon the order of your going, but go at oncel" Current records of indoor sports cannot be considered complete so long as the score of po litical head-hunters is ignored. The sisal trust no doubt remembers what the government did to John D. Rockefeller's com ' bine and invites similar treatment. And limiting the time for introduction of bills to the first twenty days of the legislative session was expected to curtail the number of measures presented! It is safe to assume that both ambassadors had their trunks packed and that the polite invitation to go home was not unexpected, even though they might be hoping it would not come. Mustering out National Guardsmen still at the border may be considered indefinitely post poned. With a real reason for remaining in the service, however, the guardsmen wilt have no ob jection. , , , It is impossible to say at this time who started the leak" on the state senator's citizenship. A statement from the "associated buccaneers" might help some in turning down the finger of suspicion. The destruction of a ship wholly engaged in carrying relief from America to the Belgians is an inexcusable case of wantonness. Wrecking a vehicle of human charity reveals "frightfulness" gone mad. " Incidentally, remember that the Austrian am bassador to Washington also received his pass port something over a year ago because of a lit tle difference of opinion as to his continued use fulness here. The statements made by former Police Judge Foster averring positive and detailed knowledge of booght-and-sold police protection in Omaha hould male him a valuable witness before the grand jury now in session. ' If he has such in formation the judge should not wait even to be subpoenaed. Now is the time to bring all law breakers to the bar of justice. Freight Car Efficiency. Out of the engorged condition of the freight ear service, which gave everybody concerned so much worry during the early months of the win ter, the railroad managers are emerging, trium phantly waving some new records. One of these is the greatest average daily car mileage ever re corded, another is the greatest average load and the third is the correspondingly increased efficiency of the freight car service. The Railway Age Ga zette carefully analyzes compilations made from the reports of torty-sn leading roads, furnished in compliance with a request from the Interstate Commerce commission. These reports show the average mileage of freight cart for the forty-six roads to have been 29.03 miles in October, 1916. The best previous figures were in June, 1913, when 26.69 miles was obtained. To get at what - this means, understand that it is not the actual , miles traveled by cars in trams, but is reached by dividing the actual number of train miles by the total number of cars, whether moving or stand ing, loaded or empty. , 1 . t . v Similarly, the average load per car was in creased from thirty-eight tons, in 1913 to forty one tons in 1916, while the trainload went up from 445.4 tons in 1913 to 567 tons in 1916. The value of alt this is summed up by the Railway Age Gazette thus: The statement that there was in increase of 8 per cent in car efficiency in the fiscal year 1916 over the year 1913 and an increase of 17 per cent in car efficiency in September, 1916, over September, 1913, may not mean much to persons unfamiliar with railway affairs. When, . however, it is stated that there are now 2,400, 000 freight cars on the railways of the United States and that, therefore, an increase of 8 per cent in their average efficiency is equivalent to an increase of 192,000 in the number of cars and that an increase of 17 per cent in efficiency is equivalent to an increase of 384,000 m the number of cars, the true significance of the in crease in efficiency becomes apparent. That such a record is possible must be grati fying to the railway traffic managers, who have - been most criticised because of conditions. But the paper quoted concludes its comment by say ing "the present mileage per day is too small and ought to be increased " THE BREAK WITH GERMANY. The threatened break between the United States and Germany has come to reality by with drawal of the interchange of ambassadors be tween the two countries. The indications are that the same situation will be forced with re spect to the relations with Austria-Hungary. The lucid narration by the president to eon gress of the successive steps that have led up to the crisis and made this action inescapable need not be repeated here, for no one is more familiar with the facts or can state the case more clearly than Mr. Wilson. When the German note proclaiming the policy of ruthless sea warfare and warning neutrals out of an arbitrarily defined navigation zone was made public The Bee gave careful attention to t question, "What is our next move?" We said that what the kaiser has now down practically puts na back to the stage when the ultimatum over the Sussex went forth, leaving this country no alternative but to follow the procedure then outlined for such a contingency. The only open question in our opinion was whether to wait for another overt act in disregard of our neutral rights. In any event, the first step would be to discontinue diplomatic relations. This we fore saw, while ft might not be war nor necessarily lead to war, would be a very serious strain be tween the two countries. The president, nor anyone else patriotically devoted to the republic, has been able to see a different way out . At the outbreak of the war the kaiser himself gave as bis excuse for attack ing the Allies: "They have forced the sword into my hand." In our case the kaiser has forced the United States, despite our most peaceful in tentions, to sever diplomatic relations with a gov ernment that insists upon doing things we have distinctly declared would be regarded as un friendly acts. The kaiser has yet opportunity to retrace his steps and reaffirm his former naval policy. But, will he do so? If not, be will find the American people undivided behind their coun try, their flag and their president What Sort of Education it Needed? The announcement from the .General Educa tion board, founded and endowed by John P. Rockefeller, of purpose to experiment with some proposed reforms in education, is arousing much discussion. One of the most illuminating criti cisms of the plan comes from Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia university. It is interesting, because the proposed experimental school is to be established in connection with the Teachers' college of Colombo ia. Dr. Butler looks on the undertaking with something' of ques tioning doubt, for be is not sore that it is possi ble to thus establish a race of intellectual giants. Education, he says, must take account of the lower as well as the higher forms of usefulness. To overlook the lower entirely will produce, as Bis marck warned, an "educated proletariat, a well informed body of parasites unable to produce any thing of value or to maintain themselves." Oir the other hand. Dr. Butler say that to omit the higher form and devote our efforts singly to the practical will produce a "community of highly trained ants or very industrious bees, but not human beings." The educational system that will bring best results is the one that most completely combines the two forms of usefulness. This is quite possible in the elementary instruction; when the higher grades are reached the student may select for himself such branches as he is con vinced will serve his needs. A school may be made a workshop, but ft must also be a repository of the records of mankind from his very begin High Cost of Living and a Remedy. As food commissioner of the state of New York, John J. Dillon proposes three reasons as the cause of the high price of food. First the indifference of the well-to-do to the situation. Men, he says, who can initiate economic reforms are too greatly concerned in other ways to devote attention to the incidental of food cost Second, improper care and packing of farm produce for marketing, and third, inefficient and extravagant method of marketing. Food goes through too many hands between the producer and consumer, each taking a bit of profit and all together enor mously increasing the cost to the consumer with out giving the producer a share. To remedy this, Mr, Dillon proposes that the state establish cen tral stations at shipping points, to which the farm ers may bring their produce, there to be properly graded and packed by experts and shipped to the city, where it will be delivered at a central mar ket and disposed of to retailers without the in tervention of a chain of commission men, each bent on his own interest This system will do way with waste incident to improper handling, will avoid delay in delivery and will greatly lessen the cost by eliminating unnecessary middlemen But Mr. Dillon doesn't expect his plan to be adopted without much opposition on part of those interested in maintaining the status quo. His summing up is the result of years of experience, and his pessimism asJo the result is from the same -source. The high cost of living will be with us until a better way of getting foodstuffs from the fields to the homes of the city dwellers is adopted. , The Psychology of Shopping. In announcing discontinuance of comparative prices as a new departure, one of Omaha's big stores rabes an interesting question of purchase psychology: Is it true that the shopper is at tracted by assurance that an article has been "marked down" from $10 to $6.95? Is it neces sary, to move the goods, to say that "$2 value" is being offered for $1 ? Is the instinct for "bar gains" to be satiated only by representing some thing to be cheaper than it was before or cheaper than it can be had at any other place? Or have shoppers been educated up to the point of look ing at the price mark and satisfying themselves that the goods are Worth the money? No. we are not going to try to answer these questions, but they suggest the further question: Do merchants study the psychology of purchase and grasp its variations and shades and endeavor to adapt themselves to psychological conditions? Everybody sells something or buys something, and most everybody is both buyer and seller, but how many can size up and interpret a trans action from both sides of the counter? By Victor Roeewstev CONDITIONS in getting out newspaper ex tras right now are very much as they were at the outbreak of the present European war, or when we were in the midst of our trou ble with Mexico, only with this difference that because of the print paper shortage there is smaller disposition to overdo the "extra" busi ness. The Bee has issued extras with the up-to-the-minute news, and for the most part has beaten its competitors, but because we are running close to paper supply we are strictly limiting the num ber printed and not making any attempt to force the sales, though it would be a legitimate infla tion of circulation. Let our readers rest assured, however, that for any news that comes from de pendable sources and really warrants an extra they will look to The Bee as always. Additions to the account I gave last week of the redeipt in Omaha of the news of the shooting of President McKinley come from E. E. Huntley, who was taking the Associated Press report over the wire that day and whose claim of being the first Omaha man to have the information is doubt less correct. My account stated that we got the "flash" over the telephone, which is accurate so far as it goes, but he says ; this was followed up with transmission of the duplicate printed tele graphic copy which is delivered by messenger service to both the Omaha Associated Press pa pers and that there being but one messenger in the office at the moment (the Associated Press office was then located in the Board of Trade building) he instructed The Bee's messenger to give one copy to the World-Herald messenger when he met him at the foot of the stairs and rush to The Bee with the other. Not meeting the second boy. however, The Bee s messenger de livered the World-Herald copy first and then ran from the World-Herald office to The Bee office with the other. Under the circumstances the World-Herald should have "scored," and doubt less would have except for the accident of the "cold metal" which I have already described. Listening to discussion of the school board bill reminded me again that unification of control of Omaha schools under a single board of education was brought about through a law whose enact ment was procured by my father as a member of the legislature of 1871, in which is also to be found the origin of the establishment of The Bee. There was much opposition to this measure, and in orde to get it through he was compelled to consent to having a referendum clause tacked on it mak ing its operation await a popular vote of endorse ment It was to push this law, or rather to fo cus public opinion for its ratification, that The Bee was started. As a result a metropolitan school district was organized to take over the management of the several district schools and also that of the high school, previously under the direction of a separate board of regents. This law also discloses how the membership of our school board came to be twelve instead of some other number, the city of that time consisting of six wards, which were empowered to choose, each, two school board members whose terms were to overlap so that one would retire alter nately each year. The six wards have grown into twelve and the school board membership is again the same as it was in the beginning. Another interesting bit of mfbrmation fur nished by the 1871 volume of session laws is that the bonds issued to erect our old high school building were endorsed and guaranteed by the city. The legislature passed a special act cover ing the subject (special acts were then not barred by constitutional inhibition) which expressly stip ulated that the bonds should be issued by the school authorities and also signed by the mayor and carry with them the assurance that if not paid according to the terms out of the school re sources, thev should be an obligation of the city and payable as other city bonds. I presume the purpose, of this was to give the bonds the benefit of the city's credit when marketed and possibly help secure a buyer at a lower interest rate than would be otherwise commanded. I wonder whether our school bonds ever suffered since that time a serious disadvantage as com pared with our municipal bonds. Perils of Prosperity It would be necessary to go back to the Ara bian Nights and follow the underground adven tures of Aladdin in the three halls and the Gar den of Jewels in order to find anything appealing to the imagination like the statistics of our for eign trade for the year just closed, in which we sent abroad (roods to the amount of $5,454,000.- 000 1 This staggering total is more than twice as large as that of the fiscal year of 1913, which held the high record before the war began. It is more than three times as large as the total for 1906. Onr imnorta, which reached a new high figure also, were $2,392,000,000. The export balance was thus more than $3,000,000,000. If the countnrs most acute statisticians ire right we crossed during the last year the divide which separates the debtor from the creditor na tion. Up till 1916 the streams of wealth poured from this country to Europe, for Europe had heavy loans and targe property investments in this country. But we have oaid this back and more. Henceforth the streams of wealth will not pour from us upon Europe, but from Europe upon us. The gold movement for the last year is dis quieting, when we . remember that gold is the underninnini of ill paper money and that Eu rope's ability to pay its bills is necessary to the financial stability ot America, we are normally a gold-exporting nation, for we mine more of the precious metal than our necessary share for mon etary use. Yet during the last vear we received, net, from foreign countries $530,000,000 in gold. . We are just now menaced by the perils of pros perity. It was Sam Weller who wished some rich enemy "vould try to vork his destruction" by leaving him money. We are taking our peril in a like spirit But the peril is there nonetheless the peril of abnormal and one-sided industrial development induced py aunormai demand, ot "overextension" due to overconfidence, of the weakening of the financial strength of our debt ors by the draining of their gold. I TODAY Health Hint for the Day. Specialism advise everyone to blow out their ear drums occasionally, and It is not difficult to do this if the fol lowing directions ore carefully car ried out: 1. Take a mouthful of water and keep It In the mouth. z. Hold the nose firmly with the first finger and thumb of the right hand. a. Blow out the cheeks and keep them blown out while the water la swallowed. One Tear Ago tn the War. French and British awaited new drive toward Calais. Russians repelled new German at tempts to eroee the Dvina river. Passengers and crews of ships sunk by German raider released from Ap- pam. Austrian met with flame-spouting Implements the Russian assults in the south. In Omaha Thirty Tears Ago. Mrs. V. H. Coffman's reception was one of the most noteworthy of the 'Hnn The hostess was assisted by the following ladles: Mesdames Rich ardson, Bierbower, Bradford, Samuel H'i'ni. Nye, W. Wood: Misses Mo Parkin, Jams, McConnell, McCormiek and Butterfleld. Miss Boyd gave a "coffee," to whirri the, ladles were invited to bring their fancy work and to which the gentle men were invited to "drop in" later. Mrs. Curtis gave a Dickens party, at which "Our Mutual Friend" was taken up. The participants, besides Mr. and Mrs. Curtis, were Mr. and Mrs. Cou t&nt Mrs. Ramsey, Mr. and Mrs. Wal- People and Events The allied bazar just closed m Chicago, after a run of two weeks, cleared up $447,232, and all accounts are not in. Scientific dieting squads ire wonders, no less. The New York squad, like the Chicago, took on weight and otherwise enjoyed the feeds at 7 cents per teed, tunny that these wonders never occur outside of dieting squads. At a recent style show in Philadelphia men's wearables were shown with pleats and gores in the coats, belts and buckles, and kimono effects in the sleeves. Still some people harbor the notion that Philadetphians are slow and mossbacky. A new line of activity is opened up to women in New York hotels. The post is that of hostess and is a distinct innovation. The task of the hostess is to create such a "homy" atmosphere that guests will linger on, and forget ibout the bill till the vacation ends. A bill has been favorably reported out of committee in the house of representatives, mak ing nepotism a punishable offense in Missouri Nearly half the lawmakers have relatives on the public payroll and various state departments shelter sons, daughters, wives, brothers and sis ters. How a measure jolting families from the pie counter can get by the beneficiaries is a problem no one attempts to solve- lace, Mr. and Mrs. Keysor, Dr. and Mrs. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Richie, Mr. and Mrs. Wessella, Mr. WUber, Mr. and Mrs. Carrier, Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Morse and Prof. Lewis. Mrs. F. W. Lee of Des Moines, who has been visiting Mrs R. Shreve, has returned home Miss Luna Dundy entertamed a number of her friends at a luncheon party to honor of Miss Graves. The guests wers Mimes Richardson, Cha nute, Bishop, Wakeley, Lake, Sharps, Woolworth, Boagiand, Cong-don, Ih mer, Boyd. It Is said to be the Intention of the Jewish congregation to sell their pres ent lot on Harney street buy another lot and build a synagogue of magnifi cent proportions. O. K. Scofleld, manager of 8. P. Morse ft Co.'s cloak department has left for New York, where he will make extensive purchases for his depart ment Ttrta Sear tn History. ' 180t Dr. Mark Hnpktns, who held the presidency of Williams college for thirty-six years, born at Stockbridge, Mass. Died at Wllltamstown, Muss, June 17, 1S87. 1810 The Cumberland Presbyterian church first organized in Dickson county, Tennessee. IMS Lewis Cass was elected United States senator from Michigan. 1861 Provisional eongress of dele gates from the six seceded states met at Montgomery, Ala. 18SS The Butro Tunnel company was chartered in Nevada to build a four-mile tunnel to intersect and drain the famous Comstock lode at a depth ot 1.S00 feet 1875 The United (States senate re jected the new reciprocity treaty with Canada. 1881 Thomas Cartyle, famous au thor and philosopher, died In London. Born December 4, 176. 188T Service at Lambeth palaoe, London, to commemorate the 100th anniversary ef the consecration ot the first American bishopa 18 Greater portion of Chinese fleet sunk by Japanese fleet off Wet-hai-weL 1901 Carrie Nation began her liquor crusade in Kansas. 1J15 German proclamation declar ing "the waters around Great Britain and Ireland, Including the whole Bng liHh Channel, a war zone from and after February It," The Day We Oesetessa. B. D. Phillips, president ot? the Phillips Medical company, was born just fifty-one years age today In Penn sylvania. John Harvsy, Jr., has a birthday to day, his forty-fifth. His first appear anos was In LlUsvUls, la., and he la operating In the commission business tn this city. George Brandos, Denmark's fore most man of letters, born in Copen hagen seventy-five years ft go today. John Mitchell, former president of the United Mine Workers of America, born at Braldwood, lit, forty-seven years ago today. Dr. Ernest O. Holland, president of Washington State college, born at Bennington, Ind., forty-three years ago today. Bishop William F. McDowell of (he .Methodist Episcopal church, born at Mlllersburg, O., fifty-nine years ago today. William L. Rodgers, one of the new rear admirals of the United States navy, born in the District of Columbia, fifty-seven years ago today. Storyette of the day. A teacher from New York state was a visitor In Boston. A native guide was proudly showing the stranger his torical points ot interest Upon seeing the tomb of Samuel Adams, the in structor was moved to unseemly mirth, much to the amazement and indigna tion of her pilot Quickly controlling herself, however, she apologized for her laughter and ottered the following explanation: "Last term I was teaching a grade of sixth year pupils about the conti nent of South America. When the day came for examination on the subject, 1 found, in writing the questions on the blackboard that space was limited. So 1 abbreviated the name of the con tinent One question read, 'In what zones does S. A. lie?' "That night in marking the papers, this startling answer confronted me: 'Samuel Adams Ilea in the Torrid Zone.' " New York Times. HERE AND THERE. Extending under tha whola of London sad far aayarid It la a vaat underground lake, the wster of which la ainkine at tha rate of of a foot or mora a rear, for H la tappad by moana of artesian walla to tha extent of 10,000,000 gauou atau. Of laaaut ream a serious tad baa taken root ta Japan. Tata la ttotkhMt noes or leaa than tha alteration, by ta snrseon'a knife, of the ahap of the eye, a that In fetttre the Japaneae will not ha diattnsniahed aa one of the ''aimond-oyed" raeea. The operation Is aaid to be eiatpl sad suite saualeaa.' AROUND THE CITIES. Cbfemsw aaa s firm doing boaineao under tha Inn name of Pace AOBoos. Kaness City, xto eharter-raakera are booming the city manager plan of govern ment and expreaa confidence in Batting ft over. Boeton's Aaeoeisted Charltlea la 1016 eared for 4,071 families, only 15 per oent leaa than In 1016. The tnereaaed coat of the neeeaaariea of life overcame in large part the benefits of mereaaed employment. New York officials lament their foabfltty to eeenre area rate atatiatiea of reaenera and reoened becsnee. aa one explaina, "our yonns men are ao modeat they won't report the Uvea they've eared. " Do yon get thatT St. Louia ranka ahead pt New York in per capita coat of ita police department St. Lonia averatgea S3.04 for each man, wo Bl and and child and New York 12.82. Be- aidea. the Mound City heon't much to enow for the exeeaa. W. C A. Smoet of Salt Lake City la the aole BUTvrring resietered member of the flrat company of Mormon pioneera which entered the Salt lake valley under the leaderahip of Bria-ham Young, July S4. 1847. Mr. Smoot celebrated hie eissty-ntnth birthday mat Monday. The atste pubite health laboratory at Bah Lake City announoeo that there are hundreds of eaaea of xmbiea in Utah, chiefly amoni eorotee and doga, though one calf waa in fected. The epidemic ia apreadlng eastward from the Utab-Nevmda line and ia appearing in all eoontiea in ita path. Agenta of 60.000 apartmenta fat Chicago are setting together and training to go to the mat with local coal barona. The latter have violated fuel eontracta and flouted de manda for fuel at agreed prioaa. Beaidee the bout with the barona. apartment man agers plan to touch tenanta tor a 10 per sent rnlee la the apring. DOMESTIC PLEASANTRIES. was sway tha dear boy THE WORLD OF INDUSTRY. produced twice aa smeh lime last year aa any other atste. Minneaots'a creamery and dairy industry now bringa an annual income of mora than 100,00,M. Trains between Cbefawati and CfaarU nooga, a dietanee of S00 miles, are aoon to be operated try aiecUtcity. A great eoogreaa representing the petrot eum and allied induatriea in Amereia ia to be held in St. Lonia next month. The bureau of plant Industry at Waehlng ton ia experimenting to ascertain the prac ticability of camphor growing in Florida, The flrat Beeaecner ateel ever produced in Indians waa turned out recently at the Gary plant of the Indiana Steel company. More than 1,000,000 wage aarnera of the United States received substantial increases in pay during the eloeing months ef last year. Entlsad has eataollahed s great enemies! laboratory at Huddersfield for research work in connection with the development of the British dys indue try. Revised estimates place tha amount of tending merchantable timber ha the United States at approximately 2.767 billion board feet. Of this total, a little more than one half Is ia Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Mon tana and California. The government of the oommonwesltk of Australia haa 'instituted an advisory council of science and induatry, having tor ita ob ject the promotion ot inquiry and research for the advancement of science and its ap plication to mannfartnrea. "1 ought Harold kuudng one ef novae." "Well, aa I Annlrin'r kl ma - True. But It he could have gotten bold of your powder puff he wouldn't have known the difference, would be, deeu-r" loularllla Courier-Journal. Mareetla Did J understand you to say Oerty Oiddlirad won't take you aerfouelyr Waverly Net exactly. I aaid aerioualy. ahe won't take me at alL Toungatown Tele gram. Nell End you eee where somewhere they are gomg to make women mussie their hat pins? Belle Then the) next thing win be to make women take out licenses for their dog collars. Baltimore Two youngsters, having eulfl rated fee ac quaintance of their neighbors serosa ths aisle tn the Pullman, because be waa in nnl furm, asked him if he waa a llOTtecuuit tn the navy like their papa. "Chaplain," the stranger auaweied. "Oh. hello. Charley." they ertos delighted ly. New York Times. pWRMR.kABlBBUE, HOW CAM I ET MY HUSBAK6 TO-EME MORE rA0Nl? -Wa.SLWlTz. jer Ik llWORCE- AUM0HV IS "THE OMW PANIN6? PROPOwWONi Wtnie was boaatlag about hts family. "Our folks came over in the Mayflower," he declared, proudly. "Huh! That's nothmg." said Bobble. 1 Sueaa they stayed with our folks the first night after they lsutded." Boston Tran acnlpt Bnultt Oiuot has road tarrnrle failure of his lite. Jewltt How soT Hewitt He married hie cook tn order to keep her, and he not only lost her, but he haa to pay alimony. Philadelphia Ledger. -Sty, roe look nice in thst new suit, rather." "You're too rate, BrtbeL Tear tnocher said It first and took all the enaoge I sad." Brownlnga Magaxtne. A BOY AND HIS CHUM. J. W. Foley tn raiaderpbls ldge. If we should be shipwrecked tosjartlsar And only had water for one. And It waa the hottest of weather Right out In the boiling hot sun. He'd tell me no matter how bad he Might want It to take a drink first! And then he would smile oh, so glad ho Had saved me! and pariah from thiratl Or. tf we were rest on the prairie And only had food for a day. He'd come and would give the attars ha Had wrapped up and hidden away; And after I ate It with sadness He'd smile with his very last breaes. And lay himself down full of gladness To save me and starve right to death. And tf I was wounded In battle And out where great danger mlgtrt he. He'd oomo through the roar and the rattle Of guns and of bullets to me. He'd carry me out, full of glory. No matter what trouble he had; And then he wonld fall down, all rnrr With wounds, and wonld die but be glagl We're ehnme that's the reason he'd do It; And that's what a chum ooKht to be. And If it waa fire he'd go through it. If I ahould call him to me. Tou see other fellows may know you. And friends that you have so and come; But a boy haa one hoy lis can go to, Kor help all the time Uutt'a bin churn. Drugs and j Toilet Articles 2 By Mail, .Express or Freight . For mtaaj ymn lum iNiVnSibsrd W ktandard drags and toilet articles at m Terr low cut price. This MTin U 5 so rrtwt that our mail order basiNM 5 Mtehti oat over all tha Trantmis- i alcsippi ita tea. 5 Viiitors to Omaha can make a nb m itantia MTfaa- In traveling expenses by can-ring- home an armful of goods i from onr store. We buy dlreet from si the manufactarera or importer, in almost all imtanees. Therefore, our goods are both freih and genuine. I Sherman & McConnell 1 Drug Co, 2 Four Good Drug Stares, iBuii Ten New Customers who eante to us for Min ers B a t h i I have come back this! week satisfied eastern ers. pleased with I the remits j obtained from I onr mineral spring baths, s Does that mean anything to jwmt Are you ready to try these Wonderful Health Restorers? S It&st3rllllf The famous Suiph-Chiorine Min eral Water is delivered in five gallon jugs, $1.65 60c refunded when jug is returned. Brown Park Mineral Springs SMS sad 0 St. . Snath Side. Phone flouts S7t DR. JOHN A. NIEMANN. Osteopathic Physician s Charge. siiiJ PAST RECORDS ARE BUT GUIDE POSTS FOR FUTURE ACHIEVEMENTS. THE WOODMEN OF THE WORLD SURPASSED ALL PREVIOUS JANUARY RECOEDS HAVING SECURED 10,352 APPLICATIONS DURING JANUARY, 1911. OUR AIM IS TO MERIT A CONTINUANCE OF THIS CONFIDENCE. CALL DOUGLAS 1117. NO CHARGE FOR EXPLANATION. J. T. YATES, Sovereign Clerk. W. A. FRASER, . Sovwrciwjg 0m7J 200 ROOMS la I asaaneeaaaa I II IS SAFETY. SERVICE AND ECONOMY Florida The charm of this delightful state during the period when the entire North may be in the throes of snow, bliz zards and zero weather are all that are characteristic of a iemi-tropical climate. Warm sunshine, bright, clear sides and bracing ocean breezes combine with the best of hotels and other living accommodations to make it, along with New Orleans, at once pre-eminent among places to visit daring the winter. TRAIN SERVICE: The "Seminole Limited" of the Illinois Central, with the exclusive feature for the ac commodation of. its Pullman patrons of a Sun Parlor Ob servation Car included in its modern all-steel equipment, affords superior southern service between Chicago, St Louis and Jacksonville, Fltu, via Birmingham. Leave Chicago 10:15 P. M., arrive Jacksonville 7:35 A. M. (Second morning). "Florida and En Route," a booklet pertaining to the route of -the Seminole Limited and points ofinterest in Florida, gladly given to those inter ested upon request at Illinois Central, Gly Ticket Office 407 Sooth 16th St Omaha, Nebraska. S. NORTH, District Pammger Agent. Douglas 264.