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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1917.
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nailed ta tfceaa. Address chanted as eftea aa raejsestsl
Universal military service casta its shadow
before."'. ' ' ;
Uncle Sam it going to maintain neutrality if
he has to fight for it. ; , , , ,
Reviled slogan of the White House: "We
are not too proud to fight" N
There is talk of conscription. Governor Ne
ville's gold-laced colonels first!
Welcome to . the hardware men I Keep your
hammers bandy, trat don't knock! '
In the language of a once popular ditty, "Oh,
what ' difference a few hoars make!"
Still, a hunch in the capitot corridors often
exerts a pull unsurpassed by a tip in lobby.
As a smasher of neutral crockery, "Furor
Tcutonicus" backs the china-shop bull off the
earth. i . ' ' , - . '
A pact of neutral nations, as a preliminary to
a world pact to enforce peace, might not be out
of order. ' ' . ,
Should . the worst come, as appears likely,
the new Austrian ambassador will not be denied
the privilege of taking notes of wayside scenery.
The subsea order may stand, but if the kaiser
is as wise as he is credited, he will be careful not
to have it offensively applied to American ship
ping. ;
William II thunders for war. William J.
shouts for peace. ' So long as the Bills disagree,
the sole recourse is to push the debate to a
finish.
If any officeholder hereabouts who thinks
himself underpaid failed to have a salary-boosting
bill Introduced for himself at Lincoln, it is only
because he was "asleep at the switch. ,.
-atiHifjJ ap for -oca's homeland is "the first
aotJ last duty . of cirirensWp. Should the vital
test of service and sacrifice come, true Amer
icans will again toe the mark with both feet.
Representative Keegan leaps, to the front
with a bill changing the color of , fire escape lights
from red to green. The; green above the red,
Hurroot And Keegan beat Jerry Howard tO hi
Ochonel 'ii-.vl f :S
Rustic youth and beauty -and buxom charms
seasoned with experience deftly unite in the
prospective bridal of Benson and Florence with
Omaha. Absence of objection prophesies a
speedy and prosperous union. ' ,
Note that our amiable democratic contempor
ary has not yet uttered a peep about the presi
dent's veto of the literacy test immigration bill.
Waiting to find out how the senator ia going to
vote? Or, hoping the house veto win stop the
measure and save the senator from showing his
hand? . ,
Senator 'Beat should consider himself duly
slapped on the wrist by the World-Herald. In
cidentally, he might go back and read the tan
trum thrown In that paper whea the tame bill
to nullify municipal control of public utilities
(which it now takes so tamely) waa op for con
sideration In the last session of the legislature. :
To us in Omaha the current debate over mil-
nary training in the high school sounds like an
anachronism. Our Omaha High school has had
a cadet battalion for more than twenty-five years.
Instead of trying to evade the military training,
the boys all take to it as a supplementary course
in athletics and the once predicted harmful re
sults have, proved purely Imaginary. ,
Wasted Water Power
-New York WorU-
As to the need of developing the water-power
uf this country now going to waste, there cannot
be two opinions. At least 60,000,000-horse-power
could be generated, according to Secretary Lane's
estimate, by harnessing streams not today util
ized: In fuel this is the equivalent of 490.000,000
tons of coal per annum, approximately 90 per
cent of the annual coal production of the United
Slates. . : : -
During alt the years that it has had the ques
tion under consideration, congress has been un
able to agree on- the details of any plan designed
to open the way for the use of the nation's unde
veloped water-power resources. Between those
legislators .'who insist that the public must be
fully protected against private control of power
. alien and others who hold that where millions of
money' are required for private investment at
tractive terms must be granted to capital, all legis
lation has been at a standstill.
The Shields bill, which ia now hi conference,
otters at least a reasonable basis for compromise,
but little effort appears to have been made to
arrive at an adjustment of the differences be
tween the house and the senate. Less than five
wet Its of, the present session remain, and if noth
ing is accomplished before adjournment the
whole question will lapse. When a solution seems
mt near as it does today, the opportunity should
not be lost to effect it for reasons of public ex
pcdii'iicy. 'r .; ' ' . , t
I'rimarily, congress must decide, whether great
, sources of water-power .shall tie used or be un
productive indefinitely. Jt ought .to be possible
with a little common sense to safeguard all pub-
lie interests, and provide for the pratiral use of
the water-power 'that is now going to. waste.
Austria and the Subsea Order.
The president and congress, in fact the whole
American people, are proceeding on the assump
tion that the subsea orders of the German em
peror have the adhesion and approval of Austria
Hungary, whether already declared or not, both
of whose sea forces are working in harmony. If
Turkey and Bulgaria, as the other members of
the "Central-Powers" partnership, had a fleet,
they, too, would have to be taken into considera
tion, for it is well understood that all the nations
allied on both side of the war fence are in
solemn pact with one another for, concerted ac
tion, and that no important move is made by any
one of them unless satisfactory to, and ac
quiesced in, by their associates. It is unthinka
ble that Germany should have undertaken to re
sume the policy of "schrecklichkeit" on the high
seas for mutual benefit of its comrades in arms
as well as itself, except as a war measure agreed
upon by all with joint assurance for carrying it
through and taking the consequences.
At the same time it is perhaps well that we
should deal with Germany separate and distinct
from the other nations associated in the war and
not seek to hold one responsible or blameworthy
for the acts of another until that responsibility
is expressly accepted. It may well be that the
influence of Austria-Hungary, or of Turkey and
Bulgaria, to the extent that it ia potential, may
yet be exerted against persistence in the odious
Subsea order when they realize that they stand
to lose much more by it than they can possibly
gam. That might be a way out with least em
barrassment for the kaiser, if he wants to find
a way out now or later, by deferring to the ob
jections of the other "Central Powers" lilies.
Time for Reflection.
President Wilson's announcement that he
would take a night to reflect after be had made
up bis mind has had a good effect, apparently, on
the country. Wall street, which fairly represents
popular moods, faced business on the opening day
of the week in a calm and deliberate way, with
prices wed sustained and transactions taking
normal course. This suggest ' that reflection
over a night , has convinced the public that the
situation is not entirely desperate, and that for
the present at least commercial and industrial ac
tivities will proceed as usual. The government
is taking necessary steps to safeguard public in
terests, and moving so as to preserve order every
where. The absence of hysteria or excitement
is an excellent portent. The American people
have reflected, and are determined to go steadily
forward along the course that leads to right and
justice. Only with the nation calm and united
will its decisions have the mighty influence they
ought to carry. . . I
, Oar Industrious Legislators.
Douglas county members of the legislature
have shown themselves to be deeply devoted to
their duties, if this devotion is to be measured
by the number of bills introduced. Two hundred
and sixty-four measures have been proposed by
the seventeen senators and representatives from
tills county. This indicates enterprise and en
thusiasm in research work, a well as industry,
lor it take much digging in Nebraska to discover
that many subjects for new laws. To be sure,
the Douglas county bunch ha had the help of
a large number, of admiring constituents, anxi
iouj to see.' their legislator rank op' with 'the
others. Many of these are vitally concerned in
having; their pay raited, or seek to obtain favors
of other kind. Thai personal interest as well as
local, pride had had some effect on tl. result.
However, the record will show that the members
are quite industrious in starting things regardless
of their finish, which fact will be flourished from
the stump many times when another campaign
rolls around. ,',-'
, South America and the War.
, Governments of South America are quite as
intimately involved in the newer issues of the
was as the United State. That so little has
beed said concerning their course is due in some
sense to the overshadowing interest in our own
affair. But it is now coming out that our south
ern friends have been active on their own behalf,
although influenced to some extent by the course
of the United State. Brazil has a note of, pro
test prepared for transmission to Germany, said
to follow closely the line laid down by President
Wilson, Brazil's situation differ only in degree
with that of the United State, and this ia true of
all the exporting nation of South America.
. . ' It Is noteworthy, fat this connection, that the
leading paper of Rio de Janeiro interprets the
action of the United State as a projection of the
Monroe doctrine into European politics. "But,"
it goes on, "there is nothing in this act which is
inconsistent with the traditional policy of Amer
ica. The war has entered a new phase in which
no nation will be able to remain neutral. In this
grouping of power our place is at the side of the
United States, pur destiny lie with the great
republic of the-north." Chilean papers comment
in similar strain on the American action, the sig
nificance of this being found in the fact that
Sooth American politics have for several years
contained possibility of conflict between the east
ern and western countries.
It is apparent that if nothing more come out
of the break with Germany, one immediate result
will be the setting forward of the realization of
the Pan-American ideal. With this established,
the Monroe doctrine will be greatly strengthened
and less of a menace to our home interests,
One of our state senators wants to rcauneil
the discarded voting machines and make their
use compulsory : throughout , Nebraska. Our ex
perience with the voting machines here in Dong
las county, however, was hardly satisfactory, and
certainly expensive. Give us the short ballot,
and the voting and counting will take care of
themselves without the help of any mechanical
device 1 .
i Presumably folks may be thankful that no
royal potentate baa yet blocked out any chunk
of atmosphere outside of the fighting area through
which aircraft may sail only at peril But that
is probably because air transportation has not
yet been extensively converted to, commercial
uses. t '
, Of the avalanche of bills jammed' into the leg
islature two reveal in the text the bubbling humor
of the authors.' One regulates beauty -contests;
another provides protection for bald-headed
eagles. As a rule, however, the Jokers with be
coming modesty are confined to the inside pages.
Omaha's New Archbishop.
-Qwtorhr Romlnda
Omaha is the third great field of labor to
which Archbishop Harty has been called in the
vineyard of the Lord. St Louis, where he worked
faithfully as a priest for twenty-five years, was
the first, His holy zeal for the glory of God
and the salvation of souls drew to his-confessional
hosts of penitents. It is said of him that
he heard more confessions in those days than
any other priest in St. Louis. People from all
parts of the city crowded round his confession
box. so that he had to hear them outside regular
hours. As a preacher he was magnetic Not
only catholics, but non-ttnolics, eagerly came
in large numbers to hear his eloquent sermons on
the great truths of faith. He was a great organ
izer, an indomitable worker. He organized and
built ud the ereat model oarish of St Leo s in
the city of St Louis, erecting school buildings,
residence and church. His amiable qualities as
a priest endeared htm to the faithful people of
St Leo's and to this day they cherish the memory
and mourn the loss of their beloved pastor, Father
Harty. His zeal,' his talents and his successful
administration of his charge attracted the atten
tion and merited the endorsement of his eccle
siastical superiors. In 1903, when the holy father
was casting about for a man of mind and ability
to adjust the church in the Philippines to its
altered conditions, he selected Father Harty for
the delicate and difficult task, and elevated him
to the high office of Archbishop of Manila and
metropolitan of the Philippine Islands. Pope
I'ius X himself consecrated him at Rome on
August 14, 1903. Archbishop Harty took posses
sion of his see on January. 16, 1904.
At that time the Filipinos were at war with
this country, and it was no ordinary undertaking
tor an archbishop, who himself, belonged to the
hated Americans, to win their filial confidence and
love so as to exercise a beneficent rule over them
and reconcile; them to the American government
But Archbishop Harty is a great man and he
nobly rose to the level of the occasion. By his
broad and deep sympathy, by his kindness and
charity, by his unfailing tact, and by the splendid
poise of his sterling character and great mind,
tie not only won the affection and trust of the
Filipinos, but he kept and strengthened them in
their holy faith, and at the same time reconciled
them to American rule and occupation of the
islands. And so great became their attachment
to and veneration for Archbishop Harty that
when the holy see, as a reward and recognition
of his great work, transferred him back to his
native land, to this important see of Omaha, it
was with the greatest difficulty that the arch
bishop could tear himself away from them.
It is written of our Divine Lord and Master,
Jesus Christ, that "He has done all things well."
Following faithfully in the footsteps of the Mas
ter, Archbishop Harty has done things big
things and he has done them all well. He won
the official approval of the holy see and the
esteem and confidence of the American govern
ment by his great work in the Philippines. The
auspicious beginning he has already made in this
city is a sure augury that he will make good in
Omaha. He will accomplish great things for this
diocese. By his kindly, democratic ways, his
impartiality and wise discernment he has already
attached to him the priests, religious and people
of his diocese and he has gained the esteem and
appreciation of our non-Catholic brethren. And
there is no doubt but that after a very few years,
as the scope of his achievements develops before
our minds and we come to know better the estima
ble personality of our saintly archbishop, he will
win a place in the hearts of his Omaha people
as secure, as sincere and as lasting as he has in
his former spiritual children of St. Louts and
Manila. The spirit of Archbishop Harty is well
expressed in these words of the poet:
"I will go forth 'mongst men, not mailed in
scorn.
But clad i' the armor of a pure intent.
' Great duties are before me, and great aims;
And whether crowned or crownless, when I
... ,...fa4 ; ' , , t '
No matter, s that 'God's work isdone.-'. 'i
The Immigration Veto
out Jot
Despite the preponderant vote by which the
bill passed both houses; and the prospect that
congress ' will pass the bill- over the veto, we
believe Mr. -Wilson more accurately represents
the sentiment of the country in this matter of
immigration regulation than does congress.
It is doubtful, to. begin with, whether any
restriction of immigration is necessary, except
to shut out real undesirables.' The best judg
ment of those who should know is that heavy
immigration ia not in the least likely after the
war and that the sore need of Europe for man
power to repair the ravage of war will draw
from America many natives of the various coun
tries who are now at work here.
If this prognosis is accurate, it is evident
that labor, both skilled and unskilled, will be
even scarcer in this country after til war
than it is now.) Our industries will be called
on for heavy production of the things Europe
will be most in need of, and it would be fool
ish to restrict their supplies of labor. The
shipbuilding industry, for example, expects to
be driving at top speed for at least; three
years after peace is declared, in order to re
place the ship' that have been sunk. . These
now amount to more than 9 per cent of the
world's total merchant marine tonnage. The
steel industry will be similarly busty for a per
iod of years, furnishing all sorts of constructive
material
The president, however, lays the. emphasis
for his disapproval on the certain failure of the
literacy test to shut out the undesirables and let
in the desirables. Opposed to all American tra
ditions, which have made of this a land of oppor
tunity, the literacy test seta up a wholly false
standard by which to judge those from other
countries who desire to enter this one. '
The president's veto message makes this very
clear, and it is difficult to see how congress can
consistently or logically override to disapproval.
But then, congress doesn't usually bother much
about either consistency or logic. ,
Nebraska Press Comment
Fairbury News: Over 1,000 bills have been in
troduced in the Nebraska legislature hills for
everything from the protection of skunks to re-
fiealing the law. of gravitation. The Nebraska
egislature is unquestionably 'one of the worst
jokes that was ever perpetrated upon the people
of the state. , , ,
Kearney Hub: The expected has happened.
A bill haa been introduced to purchase the Fre
mont normal school, owned by State Superin
tendent Clemmons, and operate it as a state insti
tution., 'The price, named is $165,000. Four years
ago it was offered for $140,000, and two years pre
vious to that for $125,000, a jump of $40,000 in
four years, The Hub has already expressed it
self regarding this business and aa to the policy
of buying private schools at . public expense,
Wayne and Chadron being two examples already
In point therefore It la not Strang that tha Fre
mont proposition has bobbed up again in the 1917
session. ; : .
, Falls City Journal: The clerks in the legisla
ture are not satisfied with the regular pay of $4
per day, but charge the state at the rate of 75
cents per hour for overtime. According to the
report of the committee on employes, the chief
clerk, G. W. Potts, drew twelve day pay, $48,
and in the same twelve days was paid $40.50
overtime. This overtime business is all wrong.
It is merely an excuse for: getting double pay.
The democrats are great on reform and economy
until they get a chance to put their hands on the
real money, and then they fall for it like a negro
does for a watermelon, regardless of the consequences.
RnUth Hint for the Day.
By keeping nose, throat and mouth
In good condition you will avoid much
serious acute and chronic disease In
many other parts ot tha body. .
One Tear Ago Today in the War.
Rnumanla reported near break- with
central powers.
German warship reported sunk In
Cattegat oft Sweden.
Austria's arms factory at Pitaen, Bo
hemia, blown up.
Berlin reported repulse of British
attacks near Neuvllle and along La
Basses canal.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
: Considerable Interest I being taken
In the wrestling match -between
Charles Moth and an unknown from
the Turnvereln society, which will be
given at the exposition annex. Moth
agrees to throw the unknown five
times within an hour. There will be
three Gr&eco-Roman falls and two
catch-as-catch-can. .
Mr. Brezee of this city participated
In the district school entertainment
held In Council Bluffs, by his skin
ful playing of the guitar and the
mouth organ at the same time.
t n.,t- waturtAi.. who was injured by
being thrown from the balcony of the
Exposition building, has recovered
sufficiently to be able to walk around,
assisted by crutches.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Omaha Gun club was. held at Pen
rose se Hardin's gun store, Mr. Ush
er was chosen chairman and Mr.
Hughes secretary. On motion of Dr.
Worley, Penrose ft Hardin were dele
gated to conduct the next tournament
of Nebraska sportsmen. J. K. Gor
don, A, J. Clark and Hugh McCaffrey
were elected members of the club.
At a meeting of the women's auxil
iary to the board of missions, held
In the Episcopal rooms, Bishop Worth
ington was elected president
The Concordia society gave a grand
masquerate ball In Masonic hall. The
committee of arrangements was com
posed of the following: J. P. Lund,
I Grobecker, August Schafer, G.
Btratman, E. Ackerman, Julius Meyer
and Richard Engleman.
A meeting of the Omaha C U S. C
was held at the residence of Mrs.
R. D. Hills, 2018 California,
This Day m History.
1771 Treaty of alliance concluded
between the United States and Franc.
1815 Full pardon granted to the
Barataiian pirates by the president tat
consequence of their fidelity and cour
age in the defense of New Orleans.
- 1818 William M. Evarts, famous
lawyer and secretary of state under
two presidents, born In Boston. Died
in New York Ctty February 28, 101.
1825 William Eustis, secretary of
war under Madison and afterward
governor of Massachusetts, died in
Boston. Born at Cambridge, Bass.,
June 10, ITU.
18 S3 General J. E. B. Stuart cele
brated confederate cavalry leader,
born In Patrick county, Virginia. Died
In Richmond, June- 12, 1864.
181 Fort Henry, Tennessee, cap
tured by the federals under General
Grant and Commodore Foote.-
1874 The British, under Bir Gar
net Wolaeley took and destroyed Coo
massle, the chief town of the Ashan
tees. 1904 Japan severed diplomatic re
lations with Russia and the Russian
minister to Japan was recalled.
The Day We Celebrate. ';.
John W. Baton, lawyer, la 48
yean old today. "Jack" Batttn was
one of the popular men at Cornell
university, where he graduated, and
has also figured in local politics here.
Samuel G. Smyth, editor of the
Sovereign Visitor of the Woodmen of
the World, Is 14 today. He Is an
Englishman by birth and waa letter
carrier for thirteen years at Daven
port la., before he took up his pres
ent work.
I William Hafke, the real estate man.
Is 84. He was born In Germany, but
came to this country when S years
old, being educated In the Omaha
schoola ,
Ralph A. Van Oradel Is celebrating
his thirty-third birthday today, his
birthplace being Newcastle, Pa. Ha
Is one of Omaha's younger lawyers,
being associated with the firm ot De
Bord, Fradenberg ft Van OrsdeL
Clyde C Sundblad, clerk of the
county court born in Omaha forty
years ago today. He has been In his
present position for seventeen year.
Major General Samuel S. Sumner,
U. & A retired, born at Carlisle, Pa,
seventy-five years ago today.
Dr. Edwin M. Potent, president' of
Furman university, born In Caswell
county, North Carolina, fifty-atx years
ago today. t
George J. Gould, capitalist and rail
road magnate, born in New York City
fifty-three years ago today.
George H. Hodges, the only demo
crat ever elected to the governorship
of Kansas, born at Orion, Wla, fifty
one years ago today- '
Max Flack, outfielder of the Chi
cago National league base' ball- team,
born at East St Louis, I1L, twenty
six years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders. .
Lumbermen from numerous states
are to gather at New Orleans today
for the opening of the annual con
vention of the Southern Pine asso
ciation. The annual convention of the Amer
ican Paper and Pulp association, to
gether with nuettngs of various affili
ated organizations, will begin today
in New York City. ' .
Branches of the Alliance Francalse
throughout North America are to cele
brate today tha 189th anniversary of
the first treaty between the United
States and France, a compact of peace
and friendship still unbroken. . -
Storyette of the Day.
Beth Low, who died recently on
Broad Brook farm, his Mount Kisco
estate, had devoted all his later ener
gies to bringing back harmony be
tween the railways and railway work
ers. ',.-.
Mr. Low, discussing one day a dis
cord In this harmony he was working
on, said: . ,. ,
"The thing was Eie's fault ' Exe
treated the other side as the husband
in the story treated his wife's birth
day. . .
"The evening of her birthday, this
husband brought home an Interesting
little parcel carefully wrapped In
white paper and gilt string, which he
handed to his wife.
" Oh, you darling!' said she. Then
yon didn't forget my birthday, after
ail, did you T"
"She opened the little parcel with
Interest then she gave a kind of
groan. '
. "'Pipe cleaners!" she said.
" "Yes, love,' said the husband, 1
knew they'd please you. You never
did like me to use your hairpins,
did youf" Fniladalphia Ledger.-
. . Jerry on the Job.
Lincoln, Feb. 5. To the Editor of
The Bee: According to newspaper re
ports, it seems that ocean travel is not
the safest In the world for our Ameri
can tourists. Therefore, I would sug
gest to those seafaring travelers to de
vote their attention to something be
nevolent humane and patriotic in
oharacter at home such as to inves
tigate the starvation wages paid to
the mothers of the American race.
How can an army be raised from Im
poverished and hungry mothers.
. : JERRY HOWARD.
No Record of Such Trip.
Grant Neb, Feb. 4. To the Editor
ot The Bee:' Could you inform me
now many trips the German subma
rine "Bremen" has made to the United
States; also as to whether or not it
haa been caught M. D. KELLER.
Note: There is no record of any
trips made to the United States by
tne "Bremen."
Solving the HC. of h. Problem,
West Tocol, Fla., Feb. S. To the
Editor of The Bee: Your cartoon en
titled "Possibilities of Egg Boycott"
struck me as very interesting. 1 en
joyed my nice, big, fresh Rhode Island
Red eggs for breakfast this morning
all tha more on account of It although
my first course had been dewdrop cov
ered strawberries and fine rich Jersey
cream, all of my own raising. I was
formerly an Omaha lawyer; but have
been living on a farm here in Clay
county, norma, lor tne last five years.
I am not a fancy agriculturalist or
orange grove magnate, although I
have citrus fruit trees for my own
use. But I raise winter Irish pota
toes 2or northern market corn, hay
and other forage and maintenance
crops for my Duroc-Jersey hogs and
other stock. Nnt a very romantic
life, but a very Interesting and profit
able one.
Cattle and hog raising Is now re
ceiving marked attention in this state,
where the climate Is superb and fresh
water and forage crops abundant
A northern cattle concern has re
cently opened up a 60,000-acre ranch
In this county. They now have sev
eral thousand acres In cultivation and
about 8,000 head of cattle on the place.
A wealthy Ohio man Is putting into
operation a 12,000-acre model farm
near mine. So you see this country
Is rapidly developing into a country
of big farms as well as small.
We raise from two to three crops
a year on the same land, so farming
here Is a continuous performance.
Several of my neighbors were for
mer Omaha business men. Yes, we
are solving the high cost of living
problem for ourselves In the "land of
sunshine and flowers," and doing a
little to solve It for our city brethren
In the land of wintry blasts.
( H. P. PETERSON.
Grateful (or the Helping Hand.
Omaha, Feb. 1. To the Editor of
The Bee: In the present day there
are many necessary evils. In the mind
of the writer the greatest of these evils
is the professional critic. The func
tions of the critic are to find fault and
pick flaws. The following Is Intended
as a criticism, following a close In
vestigation at first hand of the Salva
tion Army Industrial home at 1108-10-12
Dodge street If It appears more
aa a eulogy of that home than as a
criticism that Is not the fault of the
critic but rather the fault of the home
Itself:
- To every organisation there must
be the heart and head. In the Sal
vation Army Industrial home these
are to be found In tha person of Harry
H. Kline, captain and ensign. In a
cozy little office, up a narrow flight
of stairs this gray-haired, gray-mus-tached
man, quietly and unobtrusively
runs the home and runs it well. Cap
tain Kline creates a very favorable
impression. He Is bluff and hearty In
manner, fond of a good laugh, and
brimming over with good will to ail,
malice toward none. He siies up a
man and acts accordingly. He is said
to rarely make a mustake in his Judg
ment of men. He is a reformed gam
bler, and one of the most splendid
things that can be said about him, or
In fact about any other man, is that
he most certainly puts into practice
the code of bis religion. , '
One part of the home is devoted
to the store space. There, at reason
able prices, persons with short pocket-books-can
be fitted out though, to do
the army Justice, much of the clothing
is given free to the penniless.
In the shop men are working at all
times to repair the material waste
that has come into army hands. The
workmanship that Is done there Is
surprising in its good quality.
There are two reading rooms where
excellent magazines are at the dis
posal of the men and a commodious
dormitory.
Meals are served those needing them
In the dining room where the em
ployes are fed. Practically all the em
ployes are men who have been plucked
from the paths that lead to 'destruc
tion, mental and physical, and have
been built up to that stage where
they again become useful though bum
ble citizens.
The waste material In men and Its
conversion into useful material Is the
fundamental mission of the Salvation
Army. The work It does, for the most
part unheralded and minus drum and
trumpet Is of the utmost value to the
community.
The men are grateful, though in
our leading drawing rooms the meth
ods they take to express their grati
tude would not be recognized as such.
There Is no person In the world who
does not have smouldering in him
somewhere that divine spark that only
needs a little action from the bellows
to leap Into flame and consume, with
the desire to be something in the world
beside a vagabond and a tramp, a
thief, a gambler, a drunkard, or per
haps worse. Salvation Army Indus
trial home officers are the bellows that
the Ail-Powerful uses to ignite this
spark and they are used successfully.
GRATEFUL DOWN-AND-OUTEB.
Security for Bank Reserve.
Grand Island, Neb., Feb. S. To the
Editor of The Bee: I notice a letter
from Grand Island, signed by R. L.
Thomas, In reference to reserve banks
(national) being used by state banks
to deposit their reserve fund. If I
remember correctly I think that
Senator Hitchcock endeavored to have
all national banks under a guarantee
fund and while he did not succeed, a
law was passed allowing national
banks to comply with the guarantee
law In states where the guarantee law
was in force. It seems to me a very
wrong thing to allow state banks to
deposit their reserve in non-guaranteed
national banks and they pay
nothing for the guarantee, while state
banks are compelled -to do so. I un
derstand there is a law being intro
duced In the legislature to correct this
matter. I hope that our legislators
will see to It that our state fund and
our state banks and all other deposi
tors are properly protected by hav
ing absolutely secure reserve banks for
their funds L. T. RITCHIE.
SMILING LINES.
"Anytll!nir aohig In PlankTfllaf-
"Not a thine"
"But I aee by tha papa? that majij subtle
improvement are contemplated."
"Contemplated la the wort. Merfttr
mimiclpal cmitles In the air." LoulaviUe
Courier-Journal. ,
Willie Willie What's a "popular Idol,"
pa?
Papa, Willi It la the fellow who la bi
between the fellow h- hue n., iitmI .
the fellow who is soing to lick bun. Judge.
f haven't noticed Tootlee playlas In ronr
orchestra lately."
"No; he allpped on the Icr sidewalk and
"Well, couldn't ha set another from the
musical Instrument dealer?" Boston Tran
script. .
"Bverrbody Bars that roans Ore obit takes
"That can't b so." .
"Why notf" '
' "The old man never leaves anTtbtac tS
take after him." Baltimore American,
Business
is congested., Orders are delayed. Manufac
turers' desks are daily piled with "hrary ups."
Western Union Telegrams are opened first
From front office to shipping room they get
immediatt action: '
Is your S. 0. S. one letter among many or a
WESTERN UH10H
TELEGRAM
which gets first attention? v
THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH CO.
having trouble wilhyour sldn?
Does vour sldn Itch and bornf Orb
your appearance marred by patches of
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such discomfort when Resinol Ointment
usually stops itching: at once and quickly
makes the skin clear and healthy again.
Doctors have prescribed Resinol Oint
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ment ef skin affections. So yon need
not hesitate to use it, nor to recommend
it to skin-tormented friends.
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aaa be eaad aa siiimiS aarnusa without aDMonac '
aaan. iitsasiov SoUbj all anuria.