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I Conditions at Washington promise an early
itid accurate census of white feathers.
National honor and duty alike stand aside
while congressional red tape hold the floor.
So long as grape juice tjefies bone drVers to do
their worst. Colonel Bryan's home folks are safe,
if not wholly cheerful.
The weather man promises "fair weather"
during the Auto show. Wise man I Nothing less
averts a bump at a crossing.
Not the least of the worries of warring fov
ernments is to find money fast enough to keep
within hailing distance of the blowing up.
Should congress fail to act, as urged, by Sun
day noon the country will consider the provoca
tion and cheerily pardon excess emphasis ia the
Vacant lot gardening combine tea induce
ment! of profit, education and thrift. The pres
ent need is keeping up enough steam to hold
until digging time. .
"One result of the battle between the city and
the street railway company may be guaranteed
iri 'advance. Considerable' ancient history will
gave its moldering dust shaken up. .
ITA Standard Oil bill of $150,000,000 or there
abouts for losses in Roumania is t moderate one
as war bills go nowadays. No doubt a liberal
discount will be made for prompt payment.
SA gradual system of executing surplus bills in
the legislature implies tome esteem for the prin
ciples of humanity. Spreading the agony over
' the home stretch is more merciful than a whole
sale massacre at the finish.
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I Wine made from home-grown grapes and cider
from home-grown apples, get the tag of moral
righteousness in the "bone dry" bill 5tpa
rately or together, the exemptions silvers the
local clouds of arid America.
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The leather combine, like others of its class,
plucked a melon of 33.14 per cent in the 1916
garden, three times larger than the modest melon
of 1915. Consumers of leather will note that the
pinch of prices had no perceptible effect on the
reach of the combine.
" George W. Terkins, head of New York City's
food commission, headed off a rice combine by
purchasing 600,000 pounds of rice for sale at a
maximum price of 6 cents a pound. Wilt Col
onel Roosevelt stand for his lieutenant's attempt
to China-fy the country?
1 -.,Iri his letter on combines, high prices and
other factors in the cost of .living, Attorney Gen
eral Gregory illumined a large, noiseless truth
in his reference to the power of "associations ex
isting in all branches of trade." Their influence
I in "fixing and maintaining prices is subtle and
intangible," and usually defies judicial scrutiny.
It is enforce that must be reckoned with now and
I After a search occupying two weeks the Fred
erick VIII, carrying members of the German
embassy, bid farewell to Halifax and put to sea.
The stay at the Canadian port increased the
gloom of the voyage perceptibly. Blockade con
dltioni and wintry seas are trying in themselves,
but deptiving the voyagers of rubber heels, ex'
cess pajamas and canned music is the refinement
of joy killing. Truly the horrors of war defy
. . , . :
Fifty Years of Statehood.
Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the
admission of Nebraska to the sisterhood of sov
ereign states of the union. How well that honor
as been worn is the pride of vigorous, progres
sive and prosperous people, who have made the
commonwealth one of the truly great among all
the others. From' the very beginning, when
Manuel Lisa established his trading post at
Bellevue, down to this day, the story of Ne
braska glows with romar.ee. It has its bright
spots and its places on which memory lingers but
briefly; but those dark days were times of ad
versity, incident to natural causes, and uncon
trollable by the men and women who were mak-
g a state out of the wild land. They were days
of sorrow and not of disgrace, and when they
are referred to, pride in the courage that with
stood the misfortunes and disappointments of
those times pays a merited tribute to the pioneers
who led the way to great achievement.
If Nebraska has quietly pursued its destiny,
has not been entirely without occasion for pub
lic notice. In high places of public office, in the
councils of the nation, Nebraskans have taken
honorable part Men and women have gone out
from here to put forth their efforts in all the
walks and callings of life, whose successful service
a source of continuing gratification to the home
folks.' Scholars and teachera, soldiers and sail
ors, captains of business and leaders of the law,
musicians and artists, writers and preachers from
Nebraska have given of their ability to the coun
try, have filled and are filling places of honorable
istinction, and in themselves modestly advise the
world that Nebraska produces men and women
as well as the lesser things.
Essentially devoted to agriculture, the state
has made such development in this industry as
entitles it to be listed in the first rank. Its
fecundity ia unparalleled, and its annual output
rings a steady atream of wealth into the state
that is intelligently applied to the advancement
of Its citizens. Manufacturing and commerce
supplement the farms and ranges, and the ma
terial situation of our people is the marvel of all
who become acquainted with their surroundings.
Religion and learning have gone hand in hand
here from the first, and church 'and school alike
have thrived as the people have progressed in ma
terial wealth. In half a century Nrbl'aska has
risen from a condition that led President John
son twice to veto a measure designed to grant
statehood to the territory to a rank that older
states well may envy. But the possibilities of
Nebraska are not realised; within .another half
century equally great advance can be made, and,
with the spirit of the state unchecked, it will be a
prophet indeed who can vision the glory of Ne
braska in its centennial year.
5 Mobilizing Inventive Skill
-Boaloa Transcript -
he nation's talented ones are mobilizing.
Genius is alert, awake, on its way to aave the re
public Another two weeks should see the Ger
man meflire discounted, and Edison Fulton Ste
pbenson Jones wearing a medal and a sword and
rltanlavinor to admiring friends the engrossed
thanks of congress, bestowed upon him for his
wonderful invention, the mechanical diving man,
capable of crossing the Atlantic on foot over the
ooze of the ocean bed, walking boldly into Ham
burg harbor, and blowing up the entire Teutonic
fWt A rhiraro nan oroooses to create a board
of strategy, composed of a dozen war correspond-J
CntS, Wlin rreaertCH rainier au ua ucau, u
charore of the war and Ret it over within, say, ten
days. We trust that President Wilson will act
upon the suggestion. Why not conscript Irvin
rnhh and make him write stories for the enemy
magaaines, thus causing the German' people to
laugh . themselves to death? Will the United
States, in this crisis, supinely depend upon that
overworked citizen ot Urange, N. J., trom mere
Inzer nf habit? A thousand times, not The ores.
lit is no time for the suoression of brains. And,
by the way, what on earth can be delaying Tesla
" in announcing that he will shortly place on the
market a radium bomb operated by a remarkable
elemental force derived from concentrated
moonshine and warranted to kill 2,650,000 men at
a distance of 8,000 miles?
, The inventors of that famous mouse trap that
never cauorht a mouse, of the combination rain
coat and folding bed, or the convertible jelly
skimmer and piano tuner that can neither akim
jelly nor tune a piano, and of the justly Cele
brated patent-process sidewalk upon which the
the snow melts as rapidly as it falls, where are
they? Arc we to be deprived of their services
when the concentrated energies of the nation are
being aroused? Heaven forbid! In this emer
the oresident should act promptly and
transfer the dutiea of the secretary of var to the
commissioner ot patents.
Your letter invites me to make a joke out of
my first sermon, but I assure you it was no joke
to me. 1 was just out ot college ana was out ui
most everything else, especially ideas. It was
my first semester in the theological seminary. A
fellow who was making a spectacular success as
a student-laundry-agent, and who needed a Sun
day off to catch uo with his work and his "girl,"
asked me to go up into the mountains and supply
for him at his little church. In my innocence, I
It was late November in New Jersey. The
small frame church was located in the woods near
mountain summer resort that was deserted tor
the winter. The weather was bleak. The road
was muddy. The way was long. It was cold,
and I was scared stitt.
The congregation consisted of one pious man
and about twenty children and young people.
They all stared at me, and the girls tittered. As
an appropriate and timely theme, the subject I
had selected was, "Heaven." "What we know
about heaven," to be exact. I didn't know -anything
about anything elBe, but knew at least as
much about heaven as the members of my con
gregation. The subject lent itself to the rhetori
cal imagination, which was in its favor. At that,
was as appropriate as huujci niuatii uj
vounsr theoWue who preached to our class on,
How to Raise Children."
The sermon was written out in full and re
quired fifteen minutes to read. It seemed like
eternity to me; but not like heaven. That is the
first and last sermon I ever read. As I stood
there with that bit of stilted rhetoric, my mental
state would have been nicely expressed m a text
from which I preached to my class in the semin
ary some years later: "O Lord, if possible let
it.;. ... t .
III I a luu pasa iiwui iiik.
I left that oarticular school shortly after these
events, and never learned whether the student-
pastor lost his job or not. He certainly De
served to. .
As for me, I had a long tiresome trip, a cold
place to sleep, a hard day's work, a blue Mon
day, and the usual remuneration for preaching:
exactly enough money to pay expenses. Nobody
seemed particularly interested in heaven as a re
sult of my eloquence at least no one put in an
order tor a chariot and i leit teenng mar. most
of them wished I were there.'or the other place.
Trusting that mv exoerience may insoire some
youthful Beecher or Brooks, whom the church
greatly needs just now, I am yours very truiy,
Pastor, First Congregational Church.
(Neat "My Flrat Sermon," by Rav. C. N. Dawaan.)
Food Prices and the Consumer.
Attorney General Gregory announces he can
find nothing in the food situation against which
to turn the thunder! of the Sherman law. Com
missioner Hartigan of New York says ample
supplies of food are in storage and that the prices
are from one-fourth to one-third higher than the
situation warrants, maintained there by specula
tors. In neither of these statements is any con
solation for the consumer. From the time prices
began to soar last fall evidence of manipulation
hai been present, the accumulation of food stocks
in the hands of a few holders permitting such
control at might evade the anti-trust laws, while
the public has had its choice of paying or going
without. That the authorities confess themselves
helpless to cope with the condition is proof that
our system needs adjustment. Some better way
of caring for and marketing food crops must be
devised, to the end that greedy speculators may
not turn the necessities of the people into excess
profits for themselves.
German Chancellor'! Remarkable Speech.
If the transmitted account fairly represents
what Chancellor von Bethmann-Hollweg said in
addressing the German Reichstag, 'the conclusion
is almost forced that he was talking for home
consumption. No one is in better position to
know exactly what has been expressed in the in-
terchange of notes between the. United States
and Germany, relative to the use of the subma
rine in war, than the great chancellor. The issue
was to clearly drawn that Ambassador von
Bernstorff laid, when apprised of his dismissal
from Washington, after the declaration of Ger
man intent to extend ruthlessnest to the sea, that
the United States had taken the only course open.
Severance of diplomatic relations waa looked on
as a matter of course. That the chancellor should
at this time express surprise that this country
acted promptly to support the rights of its citi
zens and to maintain its own dignity almost
leaves his sincerity open to question. The atti
tude of the United States had been clearly and
fairly let out in official communications, which
were on file in Berlin, and that Germany acted
on reservations made in' its notes cannot operate
to alter the decision of the American govern
ment, the terms of which were familiar to Ger
many. Extension of the terror to the sea could
not have been made under misapprehension "as to
the position of the United States.
"Bone Dry" for Nebraska.
The action of the house at Lincoln may be
taken aa fairly forecasting the terms of the law
under which prohibition is to be made operative
in Nebraska. While the bill must yet run the
gauntlet of the senate, and amendment is possi
ble, the temper of the upper branch of the legis
lature indicates concurrence in the "bone dry"
provisions. This may answer a great deal of
speculation on part of many anxious citizens,
who want to know just how much liquor they
may store for personal use. At the bill now
stands, possession of liquor after April 30 will
be in violation of the law. The purpose of pro
hibition will thus be met in spirit as well as in
letter. Should the Reed amendment be made law
by congress, the work of -enforcing the extreme
provisions of the proposed Nebraska law will be
materially lessened, but the making over of the
habits of the people is not to be so easily accom
plished as the passing of a law.
The German chancellor refers to the munitions
question as though it were a high crime for
United States factories to sell to all comers.
did not appear in that light when the Krupps
furnished the Russians means for shooting up
the Japs, nor when Oom Paul Kruger secured
from the same shop up-to-date facilities for put
ting Englishmen to sleep on the veldt. Belated
lamentations, on the subject hardly becomes
government which regards munition-making as
one of the big aims of life.
Rev. Fred J. Clark
"My First Sermon
"My first sermon, I assure
you, was no joke to me."
The Making of Soldiers
New York World -
Reeular armv officers insist that at least a
full year's training is necessary to make a sol
dier, and that tor orhcers a mucn longer period
of preparation is required. While the career of
General Funston. who was wholly untrained when
he volunteered in 1898, was exceptional, what of
the Kansas regiment that he commanded? Gen
eral Wood, who was not a West Pointer, but an
army surgeon at the beginning of the war with
r- ' I t . . 1 i . r -I. ,
Dpain, may aiso oe ciasscu aa a type ia auuvc
the average, but what of the Rough Riders as a
whole? Both of these regiments, recruited hur
riedly, within a very short time after they were
organized were on the firing line, one in the
Philippines and the other in tuba, and did credit
ably what was demanded of them.
When Ueneral Mernt was placed in command
of the army in the Philippines, he made it a con
dition that he should have at least 5,000 regulars.
But the bulk of his forces was made up of volun
teer regiments from Lamorma, Kansas, "Nebraska,
Pennsylvania, Tennessee and other states, hur
riedly assembled at San Francisco. They were
untrained troops. Ihey received their training in
the Philippines, in camp and in the field, but they
did their full part in the capture of Manila from
the Spaniards and in the subsequent campaign
aeainst the Filipino insurgents under Aguinaldo.
it is the habit in regular army circles to make
light of the class of men who volunteer for serv
ice in time of emergency. General Leonard Wood
is one of the few United States army officers
who admit that six months of intensive training
such as Plattsburg affords are as effective as one
year in the regular army for the ordinary recruit.
tl:. . : . i:t 1 .. i. a. .1 . U
I ills country is nut unciy lu ami iu mc ncui
like Europe. Neither can it afford to look with
contempt upon citizen soldiers as part of the na
tional defense. The armies of Europe today are
full of men who ware sent into the trenches after
a very short training. Experience has amply
proved that good soldiers under stress can be made
f u i i .1. . T ;.. j ci.i..
II mutt! 1CSS llllIC lllttll 111, lllltu hmib aillljr
devotes to the material upon which it works.
Enlisting Business Men
Health Hint for the Day.
Tha bent stimulant for a person re
covering from suffocation is hot coffee-
mads very strong by using nearly
equal parts of coffee extract and boil
One Year Ago Today tn the War.
British compulsory service act went
President Wilson aaked congress to
vote on armed ship warning issue.
French cruiser La Provence sunk in
Mediterranean with great loss of life.
Germans .gained southeast or Ver
dun, but were halted north of the fortress.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
C. F. Mllllgan, a prominent young
business man of Princeton,. III., has
moved to Omaha to go into business
with W. P. Mumaugh, under the
Arm name of Mumaugh & Milllgan,
selling higgle", carriages, harness, etc.
A. E. Morris, wno Has cnarge 01 ine
band Instrument department of Max
Meyer ft Bro., ia credited with having
fanolnated Mme. Patti by his playing
on the auto-harp and claims that she
complimented him by saying that he
was the first player on the instrument,
she had ever heard.
A meeting: of the Board of Trade
was held to discusa securing the next
Grand Army of the Republic reunion
for this city. The following commit
tee was appointed to look into the
matter of grounds and finances:
Messrs. H. G. Clark, J. S. Gibson, L.
H. Korty, John B. Furay, C. F. Good
man, Louie Heimroa, a. r. xroxeu
and T. 0. Brunner.
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Meyer have
returned from a seven weeks' trip to
New York, Boston, Philadelphia,
Washington and eastern states.
Articles of incorporation or tne
Omaha Cable Railway company were
filed, the incorporators being the fol
lowing: H. C. McDougall, Fred
Groos, William B. Leach, Charles
Gudgell, John W. Peck and Thomas
The Omaha Daily Reporter, a Jour
nal devoted to hotel interests, is a
new adltion to Omaha's newspaper
dom and ia very bright and snappy.
The tonsorlal artists are agitating
an early closing movement. They
claim that the hours required of them,
from 7 a. m. to 9 p. m., are too long,
and they ask that the shops close at 8
o'clock In the evening, Saturday's ex
cepted. A. D. Brandeie of Brandels & Sons
has returned from New York City.
This Day In History.
1732 William Cushing, the first
representative cf New England upon
the supreme bench of the United
States, born at Scltuate, Mass. Died
there September 13, 1810.
1803 First state legislature of
Ohio met at Chllllcothe, the capital.
1806 William Hull appointed nrst
governor of the territory, of Michigan.
1817 Act dividing the Mississippi
territory the western part to form
the state of Mississippi and the east
ern portion the territory of Alabama.
1847 American force under Colonel
Doniphan entered Chihuahua, Mexico.
1848 First telegraphic dispatch
from New York received in Detroit.
1864 steamship City of Glasgow
left Liverpool for Philadelphia with
nearly 5C0 persons on board and was
never heard of again.
1866 King Victor Emmanuel made
triumphal entry into his new capital
' 1867 Nebraska admitted to state
hood by proclamation of the president
1870 The war between Paraguay
and Brazil ended with the defeat and
death of President Lopez.
1871 German troops entered Paris
and remained forty-eight hours.
1889 Richard Pigott, confessed
forger of the Parnell letters, commit
ted suicide in Madrid.
1896 Itadiana routed at Adowa by
King Menelek'a forces.
The annointment bv Secretary Baker of the
War department of an advisory committee of
business men to assist the quartermaster's de
partment in the purchase of all supplies for the
army will have the dual effect of adding business
experience to the government and giving the busi
ness men a better idea of government needs and
processes. Exorbitant "war rates" will be re
duced quickly under sucn a co-operative system.
The Council of National Defense primarily is
responsible for the adoption of this plan, which
is bound to effect large economies. The Chamber
of Commerce of the United States will ask each of
the subsidiary chambers in the fourteen cities
where a nurchasinr depot is stationed to appoint
five business men to assist in the work of their
particular district. These committees will be
composed of specialists in the lines in which the
different depots specialize. They will be charged
with the task of assembling standardized supplies
at economical prices, so that should the country
suddenly be plunged into war the committee
would know exactly where to turn for additional
There has been much complaint trom business
organizations against the waste and expensive
red tape of government operations. The govern
ment, on the other hand, frequently has com
plained against the overzealous business prac
tices of private corporations. The present sys
tem, making the business men part of the gov
ernment machinery, should bring about a better
understanding on both sides.
People and Events
Rodman Law, a daredevil aviator and
brother of Ruth Law, the aviator, is in a New
York hospital receiving treatment for an injury
to his back caused by a parachute fall in New
Jersey three years ago. Besides His nying ma
chine stunts. Law flew through a good sized for
tune earned by his flying thrills for the movies,
and his family is reported in want.
Bone-dry Kansas, for the present, means just
that. The first punch of the bone-dry law, which
went into effect on Black Friday last, shunted
tuentv-five cars of iov-riding fluids back from
the borden Twenty-five carloads I The loss to
silent tipplers of Kansas strains imagination as
severely as it aggravates a thirst. "Avaunt, tempt
er 1" exclaim border defenders with five fingers
up; "get out of sight; go to, or stay in Missouri"
The Day We Celebrate.
ir'eter J. Larman, now retired capi
talist, was born March 1, 1848, in
Sweden. For fifteen years he owned
and operated a bank in Stanton, la.
Charles 8. Stebbtns, assistant to the
general auditor of the Union Pacific
is 69 years old today. He is a native
of Pennsylvania and was educated lq
John M. Guild, former commissioner
of the Omaha Commercial club, bttt
now of Dayton, ia 42 today. He la a
Scotchman by birth and proud 01 It
William Dean Howells, one of the
foremost of American authors, born
at Martln'a Ferry, O., eighty years
Thomas M. Balllet, dean of New
York university, born sixty-five yeara
Rev. Dr. J. Ross Stevenson, presi
dent of Princeton Theological semi
nary, born at Llgonier, Pa., fifty-one
yeara aa-o today.
Walter W. Warwick, comptroller of
the treasury, born in Scioto county,
Ohio, forty-five years ago today.
Annie Sutherland, well-known ac
tress ot the American stage, born in
Washington, D. C, fifty years ago
Dr. Richard H. Jesse, former presi
dent of the University of Missouri.
born tn Lancaster county, Virginia,
sixty-four years ago today.
Defends the Boy Scouts.
Omaha, Feb. 26. To the Editor of
The Bee: In the article published in
your issue of the 23d Inst., entitled,
"Makes the Boy Scouts His Target,"
the author, Mr. Frank A. Agnew, said
some very good things. His reference
to the European war as "the most
dastardly and causeless war of all
history" is uncontrovertible, but he
failed to state the causes which led
up to this ruthless sacrifice of human
Were a nation to be composed of
individuals, each of whom considered
the rights of others to be as sacred as
his own; who placed his own personal
safety and convenience secondary to
that of others; who stood ready at
all times to help the afflicted and dis
tressed: who considered his word in
violate; who demanded and dispensed
equal justice to all; who, in order to
give the maximum service, held it his
solemn duty to avoid those things
which tend to undermine his man
hood, aap his mentality and destroy
that moral fiber so necessary to cour
age In the face of danger, and who
recognized all men as brothers, sons
of one Father: 1 say, does Mr. Agnew
or any other person, think that that
nation would rush into a ruthless
struggle of murder?
That "little Boy Scouts have told
me (Mr. Agnew) they hoped we will
have war with Germany so they could
go" is not a patch to what some have
told me. Mr. Agnew, by this state
ment, simply shows that he has gained
the deepest confidence and the inner
most secrets of some red-blooded boys,
whose conception of deeds of valor is
in keeping with the psychological de
velopment of the healthy boy. At that
age I wanted to hunt Indians and hang
dripping scalps to my belt. Some boys
prefer to drive a stage coach or a
fire truck. I once knew a boy who
preferred dolls, but he was opposed to
the way rude boy3 played.
The "Handbook for Scoutmasters,"
written by experts in child training,
has much valuable information on
how to direct this bloodthirsty desire
for Indians, pirates, Germans or bad
men into healthy channels that will
give the boy as much pleasure and,
at the same time, eliminate the neces
sity for the Juvenile court and the
To those who are desirous of learn
ing the real purpose of the Boy Scouts
of America 1 connoentiy reter tnem
to this book. Scouting is here treated
from its scientific basis. The develop
ment of the various types of boys is
discussed in so succinct and logical a
manner that this book has already
gained wide recognition amongst edu
cators. The "Handbook for the Boys' is
written for the boy. His interest is
focused in the introduction (pp. x to
xii, Fifteenth Edition) by an article
entitled: "What is a Boy Scout?" Fol
lowing are a few excerpts: "A scout
holds his honor to be his most precious
possession, and he would die rather
than have It stained. His sense
of honor is his only taskmaster.
In this manner a scout wins the confi
dence and respect of ail people." "A
scout practices self control, for he
knows that men who master problems
In the world must first master them
selves." "A scout chooses as his mot
to, 'Be Prepared,' and he seeks to pre
pare himself for anythingto rescue
a companion to help strangers,
to distinguish right from wrong, to
serve his followmen, his country and
On page seventy-six of ti.is same
book is the following: "The scout uni
form should be an outward expression
of the scout's inward feeling of
friendliness to every other scout, no
matter to what class in society the
other scout belongs. It represents the
spirit of true democracy."
Another significant point in the
scouting program is this: Each boy
must earn the money with -which to
secure his uniform.
The present cost (raised since the
war began) of the complete outfit,
consisting of hat, coat, breeches, leg
gings, shirt and belt, Is J6.70. The
clothing being of khaki will stand a
prodigious amount of the roughest of
hard wear, and will wash when soiled.
While raising potatoes and other
gardening is included in the scout
program, this program Is much more
comprehensive than this one study.
Regarding the claim of Mr. Agnew
that the boys are being trained in mil
itary service, I can only say there is
absolutely no foundation in fact for
such a statement.
The handbooks above referred to
may be seen at the Boy Scout head
quarters, or purchased at several of
the book stores. They are open to
inspection to- anyone who wishes to
Prejudice born of misinformation
will hardly serve the ends of wisdom.
I speak with the authority of
knowledge gained by a earefi-1 study
of both these books, and the putting
Into practical operation of the scout
program. RODMAN M. BROWN.
Scoutmaster No. 25,808, Troop 7,
Tlmelr Jottings and Reminders.
Birthday greetings to William Dean
Howells, the author, 80 years old to
Welshmen the world over today
celebrate St. David's day, the annl
versary of tha death of their patron
The 400th anniversary ot the dis
coverv of Mexico by Francisco Her
nandez de Cordoba is to ba made the
ocoasion for an elaborate Celebration
today m the City ot Mexico.
Howard university, Washington, D.
C which ia the only university In this
country for colored people unaer tne
supervision ot the federal government,
begins a three-day celebration today
In honor of its semi-centennial.
The School of Musketry, the only
one of Its kind In the United States,
will open Its spring term today at
Fort Sill, Okla. More than 150 men
from many posts In the army service
ara expected to attena.
Storyette of the Day. ,
Girl's Father (sharply) What are
vou drivinc at?
Nervy Suitor I don't see why you
continue to misunderstand my mean
ing; I have tried to make it plain
enough. I want to marry your daugh
ter, that's all there l to it Do you
But there waa no need ot this ques
tion, for as the young man turned to
leave, he had tangible evidence that
his prospective father-in-law was fol
lowing him closely. Boston Transcript.
This metropolis of the South and gateway to Cuba,
Panama and all South and Central American ports has a
genial semi-tropical climate and is replete with the his
torical evidences of its rule by three nations. It is here
that the far-famed Mardi Gras is held (February 20,
1917). Horse racing every day, January 1 to February
TRAIN SERVICE: Triple daily service via the Illinois
Central from Chicago, including the new all steel "Pana
ma Limited," in connection with which trains such spe
cial conveniences as Ladies' Maid, Barber, Shower Bath
and Valet and Telephone service are offered. No extra fare.
Leave Chicago 12:30 P. M., arrive New Orleans 11:30 A. M.
Also the "New Orleans Limited" and "New Orleans Spe
cial." Beautifully illustrated descriptive booklet of this
new train and of New Orleans may be obtained upon re
Illinois Central City Ticket Office
407 South 16th St. Omaha, Nebraska.
District Passenger Agent, Douglas 264.
Make-Shift Remedies Are
Don't think liehtly of Ca
tarrh. Do not make the mistake
of believing that it is merely
an aggravated bad cold. True,
this trouble usually starts with
what ispparently a cold in the
head, but beware ot any com
that "hangs on." You may as
well realize at the outset that
Catarrh is a serious disease and
one that should not be trifled
with. In fact, in many instances
it is a forerunner of the most
dreaded of all diseases con
sumption. Catarrh has become almost
a universal ailment among the
American people. 'Almost
everywhere, in theaters, cars,
and on the streets there is a
constant sniffling and hawking
for there is bound to be
someone in almost every place
who is afflicted with catarrh.
And everyone is a possible vic
tim, for the germs of the dis
ease are easily communicated
from one person to another.
So many people afflicted
with this disease have been
unable to find a cure, although
they have taken many differ
ent kinds of treatment for
years, until now they are al
most willing to believe the dis
ease is incurable. Like every
thing else, to find relief from
this disease, the proper treat
ment must be resorted to. No
other kind can be .expected to
do any good.
Read what Mr. C. F. Ven
atta of New Kensington, Pa.,
has to say about his Catarrh:
"I hava used S. & 8. in my
famUr and know what it ia, and
hava racommanded it to my
frianda. Some yeara ago, T had Ca
tarrh in my head, and after uains
other remediea without renulta.
which onlr aeemed to dry up the
irritated mucoue, I commenced
taking S. S. 8., and after taking
a few bottles, I waa eured."
v - C. F. VENATTA,
u 724 AnderaoD Ave..
New Kensington, Pa.
The most common mistake
made in the treatment of Ca
tarrh is in directing all effort
toward the symptoms, rather
than the source of the disease.
The inflammation of the mem
branes in the nose wid air pas
sages causing the head to be
come stopped up, and making
it difficult to breathe, is but an
indication of the disease. In
other words, this is not the
disease itself, but nature's
method of informing the vic
tim, that he has been attacked.
You may treat Catarrh all your
life with sprays, atomizers,
douches and similar local ap
plications, and you will never
be really rid of the disease.
The burning question, then,
is "How Can I Get Rid of Ca
tarrh?" You have doubtless
used numbers of local rem
edies, and like every other suf
ferer, you have found out that
they are nothing but make
shifts and do you no perma
nent good. S. S. S. has proven
highly successful in the treat
ment of Catarrh because the
real seat of the disease is in
the blood, and there is no dis
order of the blood, which does
not promptly yield to this great
S. S. S. goes direct to the seat
of the disease, and routs out
from the blood every vestige of
impurity. No disorder of tho
blood can remain in competi
tion with S. S. S. It simply
eradicates and" eliminates every
germ of Catarrh from the
blood, after which the irritat
ed mucous membranes prompt
ly heal and the sufferer once
more enjoys perfect freedom
from this annoying disease.
Our medical department will
gladly give you all necessary
information about the treat
ment of your own individual
case, for which no charge will
be made. Write today to the
Swift Specific Co., 28 Swift
Laboratory, Atlanta, Georgia.
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