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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1917.
The Omaha Bee
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Killiaoa, Ctnnustton Manager.
The safety sign on tea Unci points to the
Bargain terms ' fail miserably ' in attracting
tenants to Carnegie's Peace palace.
Perhaps, before the grand jury adjotrrns it may
try to discover just why it was called.'
The road to good roads for Nebraska is by way
of qualifying for onr share of the federal good
roads appropriation. '
: While The major league nations are at grips
for the pennant, the bosh leagners near by are
carefnl to stick to the role of innocent spectators,
A remarkable rash of aliens for naturalization
papers proceeds throughout the cotmtry. Uncle
i Sam's big tent affords welcome shelter m a
. storm. . ' ,
The salary-boosters and the fee-grabbers are
busy at Lincoln, counting on Mr. Common Peo
ple, who foots the bill, to remain asleep at the
' The Russians want the little neutrals to stay
.out of the war on the ground that they would
only be in the way of the real fighters. Well, if
that's the way they feel about itl ;
. The saving effected by the city on snow re
moval this winter ought to make possible a little
more effort at street cleaning if Omaha's reputa
tion for good municipal housekeeping is to be
There are pool halls and pool halls and no
reason why a pool hall carmot be run as a decent,
orderly place of amusement and recreation. The
well-conducted pool halls ought not to suffer be
cause of the odium of the bad ones.
1 According to the German schedule the U-boat
campaign will have swept the seas in two months
and Great Britain "starved into submission.'' It
may be recalled that a similar schedule called for
the capture of Paris in forty days from August 1,
1914, but some miscreant loosened a rail and
ditched the limited. " " '
. Congressman Stephen's postofiice primary does
not seem to appeal strongly to his colleagues, who
prefer not to be hampered in the free and unlim
ited distribution of their patronage. The inclusion
of all postmasters within the civil service is likely
to arrive before the 'jobs are handed over to the
patrons of the office. ,
Fifty years ago today congress rejected the
veto of the Nebraska statehood bill and cleared
the way for admission of the thirty-seventh stats
a the union, March ;1, 1867. The march or em
pire long since vindicated the foresight of con
gress and wrapped the mantle of forgetralness
around presidential hindsight.
If the legislature expects enough paying
guests to enjoy all the modern conveniences o!
an $80,000 hog barn, business prudence suggests
launching an educational campaign among the
grunters. At present these perverse rooters
manifest record-smashing partiality for the golden
charms of Omaha's market place.
- In patting in a public comfort station, the
Yonng Men's Christian association recognizes the
increased need of such facilities with the advent of
the "dry" spell, closing over 300 saloons in
Omaha. The whole problem of the public com
fort station ahouldfa taken np by the city authori
ties with a view to reaching a comprehensive solution.-
Congressman Stephens' vindication of the
morality of free seeds constitutes a lively chunk
of unfinished business for the Farmers' union
and the state house solons. With a dignity and
gentleness becoming a man on the spot, tha con
gressman intimates that his critics would be more
profitably employed digging the seeds into the
ground than in planting digs in free seed ribs.
Wonders of Wireless ,
Fuck's girdle has been put around the earth
and in less than forty inmates. By means of
wireless telegraphy, all the nations of the earth
fitted with radio stations can be brought into
instant touch. Even as rapid transit by rail and
steamer has annihilated distance, so has the
wireless annihilated time in the matter of inter
In these dark days of almost universal war
fare it is indeed a comfort to know that however
powerful are the forces making for a reversal
to barbarism there are still at work those ener
gies and that inventive (renins which nave the.
paths of progress and prepare for higher forms
of civilization in the future.
It is a tonic to the Pagination to read of the
performance of the new naval radio station at
Chollas Heights, near San Diego. One comes
to realize the literal truth of the oft-repeated
statement, "How small a world it is," when one
learns of a wireless operator on the Californian
coast exchanrrinfr the tune of dav with MelKntrmc
Australia, in the distant antipodes, and then sud
denly swrtcnmg nis conversation to Nome,
Alaska, in the far north, and m rapid succession
fitting up Papeete in Tahiti, Honolulu, Darien,
anama and Arlington, Va. . - .
If there is anything in the theorr that the
more Ultimate and immediate the contact of the
nations the more they will come to understand
one another, and, therefore, live in greater har
mony, men roe wireless is destined, to figure m
uistory as one or tne great factors in a world'
wide peace. . - ,
Do the American People Want War?
Do the American people want war?
Propounded in these blunt words, the response
would necessarily be overwhelmingly against be
coming needlessly involved in any war that can be
Most of us are convinced that if the people of
the various countries engaged in the terrible con
flict in Europe had had the say, there would have
been no resort to arms at the time the outbreak
If the only way the United States can get into
this war is to have it thrust upon us by aggres
sion that makes resistance imperative, the ques
tion presented to the president is: "What con
stitutes an overt act of hostility that calls for more
drastic action thanias already been taken?"
The American people will unquestionably,
without division, support the president in uphold
ing the honor of the nation, but they will also
second his every effort, as they have heretofore,
to find a way to keep us out of war without sac
rificing our standing among nations or destroy
ing our own self-respect '
, In the meantime, let us hope for the best and
prepare for the worst
4 Timely Though Unseasonable. ,
The move of the Associated Retailers of
Omaha for a more satisfactory system of street
sprinkling next summer is timely, though unsea
sonable. Omaha is one of the few otherwise
progressive cities that still sticks to the ancient
and antiquated method of pay-as-you-please street
sprinkling by a private contractor who wets down
only those thoroughfares from whose merchants
he can collect voluntary contributions, passing by
sections where there is no one willing to put into
If street sprinkling in Omaha is imperative,
or even desirable, it ought to be done in an ef
fective way throughout the business district and
the cost ought to be assessed to the owners of the
property who enjoy the benefits of profitable traf
fic because they collect the rent We believe the
charter authorizes this to be done, but if it does
not, the law should be amended forthwith to that
Incidentally, street sprinkling during the sum
mer months in a city of Omaha's size and climatic
conditions is demanded for sanitary as well as for
business reasons, and with our water works pub
licly owned and operated, the water needed should
be furnished at nominal rates so that its use may
not be stinted or the assessment on the street
sprinkling district be unduly burdensome. It
would not be a bad idea for the water works
management to buy a few sprinkling carts and do
the job itself as a part of its public service.
! Ambassadors and Hostages.
, AH thoughtful Americans will share with Sec
retary Lansing his reluctance to believe that Ger
man authorities have purposely detained Am
bassador Gerard in Berlin. Ages ago, when what
ever of comity held between, nations subsisted on
a basis of force, the stronger held weaker tb com
pliance with agreements through the persons of
hostages. This time has passed, and under all
considerations of civilized usage, the ambassador
is sacred, and is entitled to every possible assist
ance and accommodation in his free movement
when for any reason he leaves the country to
which he is accredited. In the case of Count
von Bernstorff, he was present at Washington
as the personal representative of the German em
peror, and as such was not only entitled to but
received all courteous consideration. Mr. Gerard
represented in Berlin the people of the United
States, and so far as is authoritatively known, be
has had at all times the treatment due to One
holding so exalted a commission. It is but natural
that the German government should express so
licitude for Count von Bernstorff, and should seek
by all reasonable means to secure his safety on
his journey home. Apprehension on this point
has justification in the recent refusal, afterwards
withdrawn, by the Entente Allies to grant safe
passage to Count von Tarnow Tarn ow ski, Aus
trian ambassador to the United States. Even
this can hardly be expanded into cause for de
taining the ambassador of the United States in
Germany. However, the incident seems to have
come to the conclusion certain to be reached by
great nations careful of their own dignity.
' Postscript Omitted.
Examination of the legislative bill files, at last
available, discloses the usual number of measures
which aimed to lay extraordinary exactions upon
people engaged in some particular line of busi
ness, if not to make it altogether impossible for
them to continue in their business as previously
conducted with scrupulous regard to all the re
quirements of law and good morals. .
Where these bills may have originated is open
to speculation, but the purpose is illy disguised
by tempting titles and high-sounding language.
They all conform to the regular rules of bill
drafting, from the enacting clause to the last
section, and sometimes to the emergency declara
tion. The distinguishing thing about them, how
ever, is the omission to print the postscript,
plainly to be read between the lines, "You are
urgently invited to come down and see us."
Sending Our Corn South.
; Conditions of the grain market just now serve
as a reminder of the fact that a great deal of
Nebraska's produce finds its end in the southern
states. This applies especially to the corn raised
here. Southern people for many years have de
voted .their agriculture mainly to cotton and
other staples that require the stimulus of the
warm climate of the region, excluding corn to
a large extent But nowhere in the world does
corn form so large a part of the daily bill of fare
as in the southern state of the union. It is not
only the negroes and the poorer whites who use
it but the aristocracy is on easy terms with the
delicious corn bread, made in traditional fashion,
and its fragrance arises from many a dinner table
where it is esteemed a food beyond
No corn grown oat of ground nuke better corn
bread than that produced in Nebraska. Of course,
the south also has to have something to feed the
motes it uses in its industries, and this, too, pro
vides a use for the corn bought in the north, and
to which Nebraska is just now contributing moat
; Railroad managements deserve public sym
pathy and encouragement these troublous times.
Winter weather miequaled in severity, with its
accouipauiment of blockades, wrecks and delays,
tested their resources to the utmost and TH-atr-H
the physical strength of employes to the limit.
Preparedness for such conditions is impossible,
since human agencies crumble before winter's
storm Urag. ,
Our Last War Loan
-Wall Street Journal -
The present international crisis, with the pos
sibility of our entering upon more or less exten
sive military operations and raising the neces
sary funds through war loans, directs attention
to the public debt of the United States. For a
country of such enormous wealth the fact that
the interest-bearing debt is no more than $972,
400,000 bears eloquent testimony to the potential
resources the United States can throw into the
balance of the present conflict in Europe. Our
public debt pales into insignificance alongside of
the colossal debts of the great belligerent powers.
The present revenue bill, under the prepared
ness measure, contemplates bond issues that will
increase our national debt by from $300,000,000 to
$400,000,000. Should we enter the European war
as an active participant there is no saying what
the further addition to the debt will amount to.
There is little doubt that our government could
come into the money market in the present state
of the general patriotism, and raise several hun
dred millions of dollars before the rates for money
became seriously affected.
Our last war loan was made on the occasion of
the Spanish war in 1898. That was a highly popu
lar loan, and it may be of interest at this time to
recall the public participation on that occasion.
As at present would be the case, the war in 1898
involved the government in expenditures which
could not be met by the revenues then being re
ceived. Accordingly, the war revenue act of
June 13, besides providing for increased revenues,
authorized an issue of bonds to the sum of $400,
000,000, "or as much thereof as may be necessary."
It was a 3 per cent issue. The law stated "that
the bonds authorized by this section shall be first
offered at par as a popular loan under such regu
lations prescribed by the secretary of the treasury
as will give opportunity to the citizens of the
United States to participate in the subscriptions
to such loan; and in aHoting said bonds the sev
eral subscriptions of individuals shall be first
accepted, and the subscriptions for the lowest
amount shall be first alloted."
In furtherance of this idea to make the loan
popular, the bonds were issued as low as $20 de
nominations, or multiples thereot The issue
was redeemable after ten years and payable after
twenty years. '
Only $200,000,000 of these bonds were offered
on June 13, 1898. Every effort was made to give
the public an opportunity for subscription. Every
newspaper in the United States was supplied
with information relative to the issue, which,
with few exceptions, was patriotically and promi
nently displayed free of charge. Circulars and
blank forms for subscription were supplied to
more than 22,000 money order postoffices, to
every express office and to all the banks. A
period of thirty-one days was allowed for the
receipt of subscriptions.
The number of subscriptions received was
320,226, applying for an aggregate of more than
$1,500,000,000. The most popular subscription
was for $500 bonds, of which the number was
180,573. There were 11,483 subscriptions for less
than $100 and 14,974 subscriptions ranging from
$100 to $180 each. Subscriptions for more than'
$4,500 numbered 28,376. The total amount of
bonds issued under this act was $198,792,660. Un
der the terms of their issue, these bonds were
redeemable any time after August 1, 1908, and are
payable next year, on August 1. Of the Original
amount issued $132,449,000 have been refunded
into the 2 per cent consols at 1930 and $296,800
have been purchased for the' sinking fund and
cancelled, and $500 have otherwise been pur
chased and cancelled, leaving outstanding at the
present time $63,945,460.
at Looti Republic
There is epidemic at Washington just now
a tendency to try to shift upon newspapers
responsibilities which do not properly belong to
them, and to take away rights which are undoubt
edly theirs. The latest example to obtrude itself
upon our notice is imbedded in certain sections
of the corrupt practices act now in committee
in the senate. The bill provides: "
That any newspaper that prints any informa
tion, "specific or general," MUkeerntng any elec
tion bet, wager or pool shall lose the second class
privilege and be excluded from the mails.
Information concerning embezzlement mis
prision, of treason, mayhem, larceny as bailee
and the robbery of ben roosts may still be
printed with safety, if the act passes.
That no newspaper shall publish any political
communication composed by any person not a
member of its staff unless the real name of the
author of it be appended.
That no newspaper shall publish any political
advertisement without the words "paid advertise
ment" printed above it' in twelve-point capitals,
with a statement of the price paid for its inser
tion and the candidate or committee in ' whose
interest it is inserted.
That no publisher shall refuse any political
advertisement which is not libelous or indecent
provided he accepts any political advertising.
That no publisher shall charge for political
advertising more than his "usual and customary
charges for commercial advertising."
The penalty for violation of the act -is to be
a fine of $10,000, or two years' imprisonment in
Printing a political advertisement with the
words "paid advertisement" m twelve-point caps
above it is, under the prrrposed law, the act of
a gentleman and a law-abiding citizen; the pub
lisher, may perform it and still wear the
white flower of a blameless life;- but we
shudder to think of the degree Of moral tur
pitude connoted we think that's the word by
the printing of those same words in twelve-point
lower ease, or ten-point caps. For such villainy
the penitentiary yawns expectant
The requirement that a publisher who accepts
any political advertisements shall accept all vio
lates the right of a publisher to shape the char
acter oi his journal to suit its policies and ideals.
Do not enough factors operate to produce period
icals (hat bore the reader without adding to their
number by act of congress? The "usual rater"
requirement reveals the hand of ignorance; there
are as many different rates for different classes
of commercial advertising as there are months
in the year. The provision) regarding the signing
of political cornmunkationa is useless since a
newspaper accepts responsibility for everything
it prints, signed and unsigned. What purpose
could it serve?
We need a weft-drawn corrupt practices act
No such measure is yet in sight
People and Events
Back in "dear old Philadelphia" potatoes are
defying food foundry traditions and rising to the
dignity of a jitney class dish. Top notch res
taurants set the price pace and the hitherto lowly
spud blooms under the high brow title of "sola
An aged recluse living on the edge of Chicago
read the war news Saturday morning, saw visions
of submarines, shells and things, and forthwith
dug a six-foot bomb-proof in his cellar. "They
laughed at Noah in Bible days," he told jokers
who investigated, "but Noah bad the last giggle.
I'm the Noah of this ark."
Defying most of the rules of right Irving which
literary doctors expound for the laity, Dr. Charles
Hedinger of Canton, Kan, heads toward the
century mark at a lively pace. He is 95 and
going some, attending to regular practice as spryty
as youngsters of 50. Four meals a day, ten cigars
and a pipe between times, keeps his system toned
up for duties, though this routine is moderate be
side his physical demands while serving as sur
geon in the union army. Moreover he has five
children, twenty-five grandchildren and several
great-great grandchildren to make him hustle.
Health Hint for the Day.
If you have, as Is very probable,
a cold, by all means hasten to do all
you -can to Influence It to leave you
as the germs from an Inflammation
In the throat or head enter the blood
and even a slight local injury may re
sult in their selecting the bones as
their resting place and the conse
quence is a most painful and serious
inflammation of the bones.
One Tear Ago Today in the War.
Germans admitted loss of part of
trench south of the Homme.
Russians threatened Austrian com
munications and aimed at Czernowitz,
capital of Bukowtna.
Germany and Austria-Hungary
served notice on neutrals that from
March 1 armed merchantmen of en
emy powers would be treated as warships.
In Omaha, Thirty Yean Ago.
Chief Galligaa of the fire depart
ment is having a number of badges
made, one of which he proposes to
give each daily newspaper to be used
by one of its local staff. This accords
the wearer certain courtesies and ac
commodations from the Are depart
ment in case of fire and will readily
acquaint new . policemen with the
wearer's calling and right to pass lines
at Ores to keep people out of danger.
A gang of toughs made an attempt
to break up a meeting of the Salva
tion Army on Jackson street but were
" . . ea
"nabbed" by Sergeant Mostyn and
At the last regular meeting of the
Omaha Loan & Building association
the following officers were elected:
John H. Butler, president; James
Forsyth, vice president; Eben K.
Long, treasurer, and George M. Nat
At the third concert of the Philhar
monic orchestra, given at Boyd's op
era house, Mrs. Edith Edwards
Ftanko sang "Ave Maria" with violin
Johnny and Tlllie Busch, children
of Henry Busch, janitor of the Dodge
street school, were badly injured in
a coasting accident near the Long
James E. Boyd announces that he
will close Us packing house for the
winter season bnt expects to com
mence killing again about the middle
Tbla Day In History.
1763 Treaty of Paras, by which
France ceded to England all Canada
and the French possessions from the
AUeghanies to the Mississippi.
1776 Charles Lamb, essayist and
critic born In London. , Died Decem
ber 2, 18S4.
1784 Nlcolo Paganant the world's
greatest violinist born at Genoa. Died
at Nice, May 27, 1840.
18 1& -Americans blocked the plans
of the British to capture Mobile and
the next day the British fleet departed
for the West Indies.
182 Simon Bolivar was named
dictator of Colombia.
1840 Wedding of Queen Victoria
and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg took
place in the chapel Bora, St James
1887 British North America act
providing for a union of the Canadian
provinces, passed by the Imperial par
liament 1892 United States and Great Brit
ain agreed upon France, Italy and
Sweden as Bering sea arbitrators.
1899 The president signed the
peace treaty with Spain.
1904 The czar of Russian pro
claimed war with Japan.
The Day We Celebrate.
E. G. McGilton is celebrating his
fifty-first birthday. He waa born at
Eau Galla, Wis., and graduated from
the state university and law school of
that state. He has been practicing law
successfully in Omaha for more than
a quarter of a century.
George G. Greger, captain of hook
and ladder company No. 2 is 55 today.
He has been in Omaha smce 1881 and
in the fire department since 1891.
James H. Nickerson was born in
Illinois, February 10, 1874. He was
for a time employed in the law de
partment of the Northwestern rail
way, later in the railway mail service
and United States marshal's office,
Burt C. Fowler's first appearance
was staged in Kankakee, HL, forty
four years ago today. He is now sell
ing real estate for George ft Co.
G. N. Aulabaugh is 40 years old
today and his business is selling furs.
Dayton, O., was his birthplace.
J. O. Siford chose Napoleon, la as
his birthplace just fifty years ago to
day. He is now making signs at bill
boards, being manager for the T. Cu
sack company, sign painters.
General Harrison Gray Otis, Los
Angeles newspaper publisher, born
near. Marietta, O., eighty years agtr
Admiral Lord Charles Beresford, a
famous British naval veteran, born
at Wat erf or d, Ireland, seventy-one
years ago today.
Lieutenant General George F. Ger
riange, one of the commanders of the
British forces In the Mesopotamlan
campaign, horn In Sussex, England,
forty-nine years ago today.
Captain Edward H. Bun-ell TT. S. N
commander of the battleship Minne
sota, born In Massachusetts, fifty -one
years ago today. .
Ttmer Jottings and Bmlnders.
' Two thousand employes of the Edi
son plant at West Orange, N. J., are
arranging for a banquet Sunday night
in celebration of the seventieth birth
day of Thomas A. Edison.
Rnoxville, metropolis of - eastern
Tennessee, and at one time the capi
tal of the state, will hold exercises
today In celebration of the one hun
dred and twenty-flfth anniversary of
Senator Borah of Idaho, President
Butler of Columbia university and
Governor Harding of the federal re
serve board are to speak tonight at
the annual banquet of the Pittsburgh
Chamber of Commerce.
Governors, senators, educators, cler
gymen, financiers and others promi
nent in the life of the nation are to
assemble today at Cumberland Gap,
Term for the opening of a three-day
celebration In memory of Abraham
Lincoln and the twentieth anniversary
of the founding of Lincoln Memorial
Storyette of the Day.
For two weary hours the small boy
had bawled, and the other occupants
of the crowded railway carriage were
getting tired of It.
"Oh, dear," moaned the young
mother distractedly, "I really don't
know what to do with the child."
A sudden gleam of hope shone in
the eyes of the old bachelor opposite.
"Shall I open the window for you,
madam?" he inquired politely. New
What Do Women Want?
Omaha, Feb. . To the Editor of
The Bee: We are convinced that the
only fair and democratic method of
settling the question of woman suf
frage is by referendum to the women
themselves. Ever since 1895 when a
referendum was submitted to the
women of Massachusetts and only 4
per cent of the qualified women vot
ers of the state signified their desire
for the ballot the suffragists have al
ways feared a referendum to the
women. Our own recent school elec
tions show how few women really
want to vote. At the last election
only about 2,300 women voted, out of
a qualified electorate of 40,000.
The Anti-Suffrage association of
Ohio is taking a poll of the state on
this question. This is the first veri
fied referendum poll ever taken in any
state among the women on woman
suffrage. The poll - at the present
polembue 1,447 20.S2S
Cincinnati too 40.600
ClrclBvllle , , i . tl 1,174
ChllUcothe .. Ul 3,000
Lancaster 211 1,747
Dayton 1,781' .10,187
Washington 110 ' 1.3"
The canvassers who are now work.
ing Cleveland report at this date 12,
000 antis, 1,406 suffragists. Thus the
poll stands 7,103 suffragists and 101,
Furthermore, in a factory employ
ing 386 women not one suffragist was
found. Of 60 women interviewed in
retail stores, there were but twenty
two in favor of suffrage.
We thrnk it probable a like indiffer
ence to woman suffrage exists in Ne
braska. Until we know it does not
exist there can be no wisdom or jus
tice in forcing the ballot upon Ne
NEBRASKA ASSN. OPPOSED TO
The Traveling Men's Profession.
Columbus, Neb., Feb. 9. To the
Editor of the Bee: Kindly permit us
space in your valuable paper to an
swer briefly the charge made against
the traveling men's profession by J.
F. Brillhart (that they are largely re
sponsible for the girls going wrong).
He says that he knows, that he "has
been there" and "can speak first
hand." A man that speaks or writes
like that ought to have had extensive
personal experience to be qualified to
judge why the girls go wrong. We
have been on the road a good many
yeans but have always been too busy
to hold our position to acquire that
knowledge, with which Mr. Brillhart
handles the subject. However, we
have observed a few fellows in our
time getting on the road who seemed
to think it a part of their business to
acquire that knowledge of which Mr.
Brillhart seems to boast but those
fellows never lasted long on the road.
We take it from Mr. Brillhart's letter
he is not on the road now; there is
a reason, of course. If a man makes
good on the road he usually stays
there till he dies or gets killed and in
order to make good he must be indus
trious and put in about fourteen or
fifteen hours a day looking for busi
ness and getting enough to satisfy
the firm that he is worth keeping and
we don't see where he has any time
left to acquire the experiences and
qualifications Mr. Brillhart claims to
possess. We resent the charge he
makes when it is made against the
traveling men's profession at large of
today, of which we are members.
P. G. LEWIS, Omaha.
J. H. REUELI, Lincoln.
O. D. YOHE, Lincoln.
Moral Standards of Men and Women.
St Mary, Neb, Feb. 9. To the
Editor of The Bee: I note in The
Bee a traveling man makes the state
ment that "fallen women lead such
a life because they prefer it" I would
like to ask him upon what theory he
bases his authority for the assertion.
I am inclined to believe it is more
from necessity than from choice. We
wen know that an employer will not
pay the employes what they earn, but
only the least amount at which he
can possible retain their services, for
a certain employer was once asked,
"How is It possible for your lady
clerks to live on such wages as they
are receiving?" The employer replied
(I was told by a traveling salesman)
"I pay them enough for board and
room, and a girl that cannot earn
enough on the side for clothes and
other expenses is a d n poor girl."
It is a deplorable fact that there are
so many fallen women. Bot why con
tinually prate about women? What
assuranoe is there that the men have
them not beaten, two to one, on an ac
tual count if the whole truth were
There are some men who seem to
delight in everlastingly prating about
the immorality of women, when they
know that there is no traffic or busi
ness so degrading that no one can
be found to embark in It, providing
there is a prospect of profit in it
Will some of these defamers of wom
en inform the public why it is that
no one embarks in a resort of men
for women to patronize? Is it not
becaus the standard of morality and
respectability of the women is so far
superior to that of the stronger sex
that they concede it would be a finan
cial failure for want of patronage.
"So you have taken to motorcycling, at
last, hare you?"
"How did you find that out?"
"I aaw you on your machine yesterday."
"By George, I'm glad to hear that. All
the rest of my friends aaw me whon I
was off." New Tork Times, j
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"He's a crack shot"
"Never knew he handled firearms f"
"Doesn't He can send a full shovel of eoal
'through the furnace door without covering
the floor." Buffalo Express.
Willis Rump has a very up-to-date
Glllte Tea. He has one of these office
systems where you can find Just what you
want when you don't want It by looking
where It wouldn't he if you did want It-Life.
EDUCATE THE FARMER. ,
When time hangs heavy on your hands with
nothing much to do.
And your brain la just a-aeethlng with Ideas
big and new:
When .the world is topey-turry, and the
wisest man's a boob.
Then you realise your mission at te eradicate
the rube. . ,
First tell him what a brainleee. clod a farmer
Is from birth,
How no one but an Idiot would try to swan
The things that are so toothsome the
liquids and the "eats,"
The many luscious morsels that a jaded
In Just Uie way he does tt so ewnbsrsoine
With nothing scientific 'boot his ways, the
Consider not his feelings, fear not the
vacant mind, .
To treat him else were slnftu, this arrange
bucolic hind. . ...
Just tell him that a college sharp with a
three-ply jag of lore
Can make four blades of foxtail grow where
'none e'er grew before
And that the hen. the lowly hen, whose
harsh, nerve-racking cluck
Has been her chlefeet aaset for the wealth
consumed In chuck. '
Is going to be transformed to a critter that
win lay, .
Instead of one lone, egg a week, some throe
or four a day,
And cltantlcler. the silver-tongued, bold
raler of the roost, 1
Will grow to more than gobbler else and
give hie tribe a boost .
While "Speck," the pride of Oream villa,
whose butter makes us laugh.
Wni give us triplet every year Instead of
one 111' calf. ,
Balee onions without odor and saadlmri
without spikes, .
And the bee without the "thriller" that
smarts you when It atrfkea, .
And cook the luscious cabbage, a secret
none may know
Beyond your own loved township, as la tne
Oh, science bas done wonders, and wonders
Then why" not aa'k that science the living
Oh! great, my son, Is learning, great is the
wlaard's power, . ,
But greater far la Ruben when he raakea
the planting hour ... , .
Agree with his loved sodlao with Oemlnl
With Scorpio and Pisces, and the gentle
But when they get together the science
and the 'eigne''
Be sure the oomblnatiou will gtve us better
tlmea. ... M. O'CONNOR,
r Greeley, Fen, IT. One of the Rubes.
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