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Just four more years of Wilionl
Mobiliiing church belli for war uses prepares
listening eiri for the knell of doom.
For a fifty-yesr-old statehood youngster, Ne
braska is doing tolerably well, thank you.
The high cost of living will have one compen
sation if it brings home the Important lesion of
eliminating waste.
Fifty million pounds of beef in storage In
Chicago and still the town "beefs" as though its
larder were empty.
South Dakota's legislature has adjourned.
South Dakota occasionally has something that
Nebraska envies it for.
It U announced once mors that Villa is elim
inated from the Mexican situation. Wonder who
"got" him? Uncle Sam can prove an alibi
Still, is it not a trifle early for any member
of the state legislature to blossom out in a brand
new auto bought with the layings out of a $600
salary? '
A thorough search for the Zimmerman "leak"
ought to be the first order of business of the
Reichstag. Has Berlin no Lawson to pound the
vocal tom-tom?
The District of Columbia breaks into the dry
belt November 1. A lack of efficient shock ab
sorbers renders the natives indifferent to what
may happen next
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"Jerry" feels injured because the tats grand
jury did not call him to appear as a witness, It
is the first time on record, though, that "Jerry"
ever waited to be called.
Viewed from the right angle, the suffrage sen
tinels at the White House afford the most pic
turesque and practical interpretation of the slogan,
"Sland by the president"
Of course, there is ao politics whatever in the
composition of our land bank boards I It Is the
merest accident that 10 many of them were active
Wilson democrats last fall
"Man's inhumanity to man' though con
demned through the ages, takes on an aspect of
fatherly gentleness beside a, certain woman's in
humanity in banishing sleeveless gowns from the
Iowa co-ed prom.
All that speculation as to who was to be presi
dent between times because March 4, this year,
happens to fall on Sunday, with the formal in
auguration postponed antil the next day, proves
to be wasted effort
Lawmakers in New Mexico are seriously con
sidering t bill abolishing the National Guard. The
meager showing made by the state in the mobili
sation fairly warrants not only disbandment but
a long era of forgetfutneas.
Fortune telling outruns all other confidence
games as a steady lure for credulous coin. Expo
sure rarely diminishes its clientele. That the
game thrives amid adversities goes to show that
the business of guardianship lags far behind its
opportunities. t
Austria and Italy continue platting modest
. cemeteries at the old stand. Publicity lends little
present support to the industry. The fact that
some royal bonee have been moved out of range
of Italian guns indicates a shade more respect for
the dead than the living.
Big and Little Potato Kings.
Owners of the famous potato mines of north'
west Nebraska, locally esteemed the richest in
the world, are unexpectedly confronted with a
rival for championship honors, possessing the
courage to hold on, the nerve to command the
price and the tubers to back their reach. Ne
braska's potato kings, satisfied with moderate
profits, let go their holding early in the season
ind pocketed dividends surpassing the dreams df
ivarice. They delivered the golden goods on the
principle of "live and let live." A different spirit
ictuated the spud monarchs of Maine, who now
dominate New England and contiguous potato'
eating territory. They, too, let go a sufficient
, quantity of the early crop at moderate prices,
just enough for an appetizer, but held on to the
bulk of the output Where they sought the mar
ket last fall, now the market seeks them, not,
however, as men fascinated by the flashing of
mils of bills seeking bargains, but as capitalists
who know the rudiments of supply and demand.
In Aroostook county, the premier spuderferous
diggings of Maine, the stock of potatoes has an
estimated value of $25,000,000. Prices on the
farms range from $8 to $8.50 a barrel of eleven
- pecks, which means not less than $1 a peck for
consumers. One recent purchase of 3,000 barrels
netted $8.40 per barrel, spot cash. Cleanups from
different diggings range from $5,000 for gard
eners to the opulence of $100,000 harvested from
one superior potato ranch. New Englanders fa
miliar with financial "melons" and the modus
operandi of a cinch, regard the grip of the potato
monarchs of Maine about the smoothest and
richest article put over since the Mayflower stuck
its prow into the sands of Plymouth. It is enough
to make the minor monarches of Nebraska blush
thrir own moderation. .
One Highly Gratifying "Shortage."
In these days of high prices glibly explained
away on the score of depleted supply, there is
one "shortage" announced upon which we may all
look with equanimity.
It is the shortage of American flags which is
preventing dealers from meeting demands. Not
that tny one wants a real or permanent shortage
in the stocks of starry bunting, but that a demand
that will exhaust all the available flags that can
be put upon the market evidences a gratifying
manifestation of patriotism.
It goes without saying that there would be
no shortage of Stars and Stripes in the hands of
the dealers if the people were not "flying their
colors" in friendly rivalry with one another. Fur
thermore, if the scarcity of an article makes folks
appreciate it the more, perhaps the difficulty en
countered in securing all the flags wanted will
enhance respect for and devotion to the nation's
emblem and rally to the standard of the republic
the unstinted loyalty it ought always to command.
No, the announcement of a shortage in flags
does not carry with it any of the discouragements
involved in disclosures of shortages in other
Passing of the Church Bell
A vagrant item from the war lone says Ger
man military authorities have now requisitioned
the church bells of the country, their metal being
more needed for war uses than to notify people
of the-duty of attending church. Whether there
be any foundation for the story or not, it aerves
as a sign of the world's advance. In bygone days
the church chimes had a significance that is not
longer present; not that religion has lost any of
its savor, or that humanity has less need for its
benignity. Time was when not every man had
a watch in his pocket or on his wrist, and when
the quiet of very few homes was disturbed by the
competitive clamor of a collection of clocks, an
nouncing the hours at various and varying inter
vals. Then the church bell served an utilitarian
as well as a sentimental purpose, and whether it
"tolled the knell of parting day," or summoned
man to his matins, its tones not only called atten
tion to the higher destiny of man, as exemplified
by the church and what it stands for, but served
also to remind him of the passage of time and the
necessity of his attending to certain 'occupations
essential to his existence here below. Thia func
tion of the church bell has passed, and it ought
to be so the devout would no longer need its
clangor to put them in mind of the weekly serv
ice at the Lord's house. Better use might be
made of the metal contained in them, perhaps,
than to cast it into breech blocks or trunnion
bearings for artillery, but the church bells are no
longer an indispensable requisite to man's salvation.
Wilson's First Term.
Woodrow Wilson's first term of service as presi
dent of the United States ends today, and a new
one begins under circumstances that have brought
together all the different factions of the country,
save some implacable! in his own party, to the
support of the chief executive at a crisis in the
nation'a history. Patriotic devotion is not strained
by partisanship at this time, and criticism of the
pqlitical and administrative acts of Mr. Wilson
may well be deferred until the people can give
sober attention to that phase of our national experience.
Since entering the White House, however, Mr.
Wilson must have learned from his experiments
many things that may be of much service to him
while he is yet president Among these will be the
futility of relying entirely on a partisan majority
as a factor in remedial work he proposes. Another,
perhaps, will be that s democracy such as ours
does not respond with alacrity to the application
of pure abstractions to the concrete affairs of
daily life. The United States is too big, its exis
tence made up of too many things, to react readily
to a theory, no matter how soundly it may seem
to have been reasoned. The earlier months of
Mr. Wilson's administration were given up to the
effort to adjust practical thing! to meet attractive
hypotheses and the resultant perplexities still dis
turb him in his official duties.
Plainly, the president should have acquired
a fairly comprehensive grasp of his own limita
tions as a result of the last four years, and there
fore ought to be willing to devote less of his time
to things he has found out cannot be done. On
this basis, he may make bis second term a much
brighter one for himself and for the country.
Efficiency In Car Loading.
Dispute between the millers and railroads of
Nebraska as to the minimum weight of a "car
load" is occupying the attention of the Nebraska
Railway commission. This involves something
that is of vital interest to the public. For several
months business in alt parts of the United States
has been disturbed by reason of inability of the
railroads to provide freight cars to move the
traffic Even now the transportation lines are
taxed beyond their capacity. Some weeks ago
The Bee called attention to an improvement made
in the matter of freight car service through the
speedier handling of the cars, showing how an
increase in the mileage had constructively added
17 per cent to the available equipment
In the matter of loading the same sort of im
provement is possible. Railroads, for reasons of
economy, have added to the carrying capacity of
their equipment building cars larger and stronger,
that the load might be increased. Heavier motive
power is generally used, that larger loads may be
hauled, the saving thus made amounting to the
difference between loss and profit to the railroads.
What the companies now ask is that the ahippers
load the cars more nearly to their capacity, thus
using fewer cars to carry the same quantity of
revenue-producing traffic
Reason supports this plan, but on the shipper's
side is the matter of increased rates. On the car
load basis, he stands to lose nothing, but if the
minimum is raised, and he continues his shipping
on the present basis, then his tariff falls under the
"less than car load" schedule, and takes a higher
It isn't quite clear why the retail selling price
should be increased, as charged by the millers,
because more pounds of freight are hauled in the
same car.. If the less than car load rates can be
put on an equitable basis, the contention of the
railroads that the added benefit to shippers
through greater use of now wasted car capacity
ought really to reduce the rates. It would, at
least, be good reason for opposing an advance,
for the potential earning capacity of the freight
car would be enhanced, and the proportion of
non-revenue tonnage hauled would be lowered.
Here is a point at which the transportation
moguls seem bent on really improving the service
without waiting for some one else to help them.
Br Victor Bo water
THE NEWS reports of the week brougl the
sad tidings that Captain "Jack" Crawford
had lost his last fight and had finally passed to
the Great Beyond. Readers of this column know
that I have already paid my tribute here to this
big-hearted rough diamond who started on a bril
liant career as a member of The Bee force in its
earliest days. The best farewell that can be said
for Captain "Jack" is the bit of verse he sent at
the time of my father's death, inscribed, "In
Memoriam to Edward Rosewater, from the Poet
Scout," which by mere reversal, would aptly fit
the author nimseii.
If I could stand today beside his bier
And look into his brave, strong, calm dead
I would not be ashamed of heartfelt tear
That irrigates my soul and leaves' its trace.
He took my hand, a wild and reckless boy,
And steadied me, a broncho in the west.
I found his friendship was without alloy
And food for thought made easy to digest
Goodbye, dear Ed I You fought an open fight.
You feared no foe and dared to speak right
You stood for Honesty and Truth and Right,
Nor could the corporators knock you out.
Only death can down such souls as yours,
But death cannot destroy the trail you left,
Such work remains forever and endures.
Our sympathy is with the dear bereft.
I regard Homer P. Lewis as my educational
snonsor and always look back to him with great
affection growing out of days when he was prin
cipal of the Omaha High school and taught me in
some OI me Classes 1 auenaea. vvniie paying me
the honor of a visit he mentioned the old " Polit
ical Economy club" organized in Omaha in the
expiring '80s, of which he was a prime mover in
conjunction with what turned out to be later a
remarkable group of associates.
"There were just six in that club beside my
self," said Mr. Lewis "Perhaps the most brilliant
was William H. Baldwin, jr., then connected with
the Union Pacific and afterwards president of the
Long Island railroad, dying in his prime. Then
there was the late William S. Curtis, who became
dean of the Washington university law school at
St. Louis, and Frank Irvine, who became dean of
the law school at Cornell. Another member,
James H. Mcintosh, is now general counsel of
the JNew loric Lite insurance company, ur.
Gifford. who is still here, also belonged and so
did Gilbert M. Hitchcock, now a member of the
United States senate. I think the discussions of
the monev Questions in the club had something to
do with transforming Mr. Hitchcock from a re
publican to a democrat (at any rate his wife once
accused me of influencing him in that way) and
the strange thing is that about the time he turned
democrat I became a republican on the same
issue. At one time we considered admitting Her
bert J. Davenport, then practicing law in Omaha,
but decided to stick to our limit ot seven, and
Davenport, thus prevented from becoming a
member of our political economy club, later be
came head of the department of political economy
at the University of Chicago."
For the first time since the famous 1912 con
vention, in which we collided so frequently, I
came into contact again with Francia J. Heney at
the conference of the Federal Trade commission
with the newspaper publishers at Washington.
And this time Mr. Heney was presiding at the
meeting. For the moment, however, we were
both pulling on the same string in the same direc
tion and I secured "recognition" from the chair
without the slightest difficulty or embarrassment.
Speaking to me afterward, Mr. ileney said, in
renewing the old acquaintance and recalling the
former association:
"I was areatlv tempted to remind you that I
was forbearing from ruling you out of order."
"That would be only a fair turn about," I sug
gested, adding "but I don't think I gave you the
Provocation that furnished the occasion before."
o which his reply was his characteristic smile.
Let me put in this word for Mr. Heney's pres
ent work as special counsel for the trade com
mission in lilt print paper mYCBUgauuii, uiai nc
has clearly brought the situation to a focus and
if the plans under way develop to the relief of
the Drint Daoer market, he will be entitled to an
equal share of the credit with the Federal Trade
I had a call the other dav from my old friend.
Professor Frank A. Fitzpatrick, formerly super
intendent of the Omaha nublic schools, from
which he was graduated into one of the head
lobs of the American Book company, for which
he is New England manager, with headquarters in
Boston. He said he bad not stopped ott in umana
for about a dozen years and was naturally amazed
at the marked improvement of the city during
that time. His familiarity with the school book
situation led me to ask a few questions, which
elicited frank anawers.
"Yes. the nncea of oaoer and other materials
going into the manufacture of school books have
gone up proportionately even more man your
print paper prices, but as yet we have not changed
the selling lists of our publications. Some of the
other text book publishers, I believe, have made
slight increases and I am free to say that I do
not know whether our policy of a fixed and un
varied price will be adhered to regardless of
future conditions. Yes, the close ot tne war win
make neccesary a lot of new school books, but
only in a few lines. There will have to be new
geographies and histories, but remember that
reading, writing and arithmetic will continue the
same after the smoke of battle has cleared away.
So will the sciences, the arts, the languages and
all standard literature."
Presidential Inaugurations
Woodrow Wilson is the fourth president to
be inaugurated on March 5.
J. Q. Adams, Franklin Pierce and James A.
Garfield were inaugurated on Friday.
James A. Garfield's first act after being sworn
into office was to kiss his mother.
Thomas Jefferson was the first president to be
inaugurated in the city of Washington.
Chief Justice John Marshall administered the
oath at nine presidential inaugurations.
The first real inaugural procession was held at
the inauguration of President Madison.
Thomas R. Marshall is the first vice president
since 1833 to serve longer than four years.
The inaugural address of William Henry Har
rison waa the longest of those of any of the
George Washington was inaugurated for his
first term in New York City and for his second
term in Philadelphia.
President Monroe was the first to take the
oath of office in the open air on a stand in the east
front of the capital.
The greatest military display seen at any of
the presidential inaugurations was that which ac
companied the installation of Ulysses S. Grant
When Lincoln delivered his first inaugural ad
dress. Stephen A. Douglas, whom he had defeated
for the presidency, stood at his side and held his
The Bible on which Graver Cleveland took the
oath at each of his inaugurations, was the one ore-
sented to him by his mother when he left home
in 185 J.
Thomas R. Marshall is the fifth vice president
to be re-elected. The others were John Adams,
George Clinton, Daniel D. Tompkins and John C.
rNHssinBsr-BBatL A I
Health Hint tor the Day.
Don't rub an acutely painful Joint
or massage a fever-stricken patient
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Senate voted to give President Wil
son a free hand In the conduct ot in
ternational affairs.
Germans entered village of Douau-
mont, north ot Verdun, after suffering
fearful losses.
British government adopted plan
suggested by United States to safe
guard the passage through the block
ade of bona fide shipments from
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
Miss Bella Robinson's recital at
Dohaney's opera houBe, Council
Bluffs, was attended by several of her
admirers in Omaha, including Judge
and Mrs. Lake, Misa Connell, Mr.
Sheppard, Mr, Foster, Mr. M err lam,
Mr. Deuel, Mr. and Mrs. squires and
Mr. and Mrs, Estabrook.
The land for the new base ball
grounds of the Omaha Base Ball club
lies at the Junction of Twentieth and
Lake. The club has secured a six-
year lease and Architect Voss is at
work upon plans for a grand stand
and amphltaeater with a seating ca
ppacity for 1.000 people.
A bright and lively little girl has
arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
John Dusold, 613 North Sixteenth. All
doing nicely.
Superintendent James, who Is presi
dent of the Nebraska State Teachers'
association, is making arrangements
for the twenty-tirst annual meeting
of the association to be held in Lincoln.
The first meeting of the Walnut Hill
division of the Sunday School Tem
perance army was held t Walnut Hill
Christian church, Mr. C. L. Bayer
giving an address.
Mrs. Dr. Dysart and Mrs. H. C.
Markel have gone to Kansas City,
where they were suddenly called by
the illness of their sieter, Mrs. George
K. Barse.
At a meeting of the Douglas County
Horticultural society held at the office
of E. L. Emery, 1306 Harney, Messrs.
Conoyer, Wiesbarger and Hess were
elected members.
Tbls Day In History.
1776 Americana occupied Dor
chester heights and threw up strong
1781 Rebecca Grata, the American
girl who was the original of the hero
ine of Sir Walter Scott "Ivanhoe,"
born In Philadelphia. Died there,
August 27, 1861.
1817 James Monroe of Virginia
waa Inaugurated president at Congress
hail, in Washington, the capltol hav
ing been destroyed by the British.
1828 Theodore D. Judan, known as
the father ot the Paclflo railways,
born at Bridgeport Conn. Died in
New York City, November 2, 1863.
1837 City of Chicago Incorporated.
1860 The British steamship "Me
dea" destroyed thirteen pirate junks
in the Chinese seas.
1867 Benjamin F. wade of Ohio
was elected president pro tern ot the
United States senate.
1869 William T. Sherman was ap
pointed a general ot the United States
1890 The National League of Re
publican Clubs met In convention at
Nashville, Tenn.
1892 Noah Porter, former presi
dent of Yale university, died in New
Haven, Conn. Born at Farmlngton,
Conn., Dec. 14, 1811.
1901 William MoKinley was In
augurated president of the United
States for a second time.
The Day We Celebrate.
Alfred I. Creigh, the real estate man,
was born March 4, 1884. He is treas
urer of the corporation known aa
Creigh, Sons & Co.
Ralph R. Ralney, teller in the
United States National bank, Is Just
87 today. He was born at Brownvllle
and graduated at the University ot
Nebraska. His banking experience
began with the Union National.
Doane Powell, cartoonist of The
Bee, Is years old today. He arrived
In Omaha direct by the stork route.
Sherman L. Whipple, chief counsel
In the celebrated "leak" Investigation,
born at New London, N. H.j fltty-flve
years ago today.
Count de Tarnow-Tarnowvskt, who
recently arrived In Washington aa Aus-
tro-Hungarian ambassador to the
United States, born In Gallcla, fifty
one years ago today.
Rear Admiral David W. Taylor,
chief of the bureau of construction
and repair of the Navy department
born In Louisa county, Virginia, fifty
three years ago today.
Eben Swift one of the new briga
dier generals of the United States
army, born in Wyoming, thirty-six
years ago today.
William L. Chambers, commissioner
of the federal board of mediation and
conciliation, born at Columbus, Ga.,
sixty-five years ago today.
Brand Whitlock, United States min
ister to Belgium, born at Urbana, O.,
forty-eight years ago today,
Edward J. Pfeffer, pitcher of the
Brooklyn National league base ball
team, born at Seymour, 111., twenty
eight years ago today,
Storyette of the Day.
An Individual called Llje Williams
was haled to court to answer a com
plaint arising out of a broken bargain.
Among the witnesses called was one
Steve Collins.
"Mr. Collins," said the examining
lawyer, "you know the defendant in
this case, do you not?"
"Oh, yes," answered Collins.
"What Is his reputation for verac
ity?" continued the lawyer, "Is h
regarded as a man who never tells the
"Waal, I can't say that he don't
never tell the truth," replied 8teve,
"but I do know that if he wanted his
hogs to come to dinner he'd have to
git somebody else to call em!" New
York Times.
Seajbtlli ars la eonorsl um as window
panM la ths FhilippiM la Undo.
Boots wore not made ia "rights" and
"lofts" before the niaotoonth ooaturj.
The Poklnc Guetto, which U stOI pub
Uihcd la China, Is ovor 1,00s jean oil.
The nllrood tlokot ni invontod hp aa
English elork aamod ThonM Bdmondioa in
It ti oitimotod that the warring nation!
will hav apont on tho confliot tho aunt of
600,000,000.000 batwoon them If hostilities
oontinno until tho beginning of autumn nt
tho present rata of expenditure.
Vosaouj ot tho United States nary now la
eoauniaetoa tnohido oovoatooti battloabipa of
tho Brat lino, twontp-Svo of the toeons lino,
tea arawrod eraioor, twontp-Svo emisera ot
a mailer trpo, Sftp.oosoai destroyers i
twonty-flro aoipodo hoots.
Cuba had railroads before Spain, tho
soother country.
Sugar and tobacco arc the two greatest
products of Cuba.
Tho railway atatiott in Havana cost 63,
000,000 and is ono of tho finest in the
Havana, tho capital of Cuba, lies 1,100
roUea aouth of Philadelphia, and 100 miles
farther west than New York.
Within sight of the shores of Cuba passes
all of the Atlantic ahipping of tho gulf
atatea, Alexlco and Central America.
Cuba lias wholly within tho tropics. A
line drawn south from Pittsburgh would
pass directly through the island.
When Columbua discovered the island of
Cuba ho gave it the name Juana, in honor
of Prince Juan, son of Ferdinand and Isa
Under the Spanish regime the death rate
of Havana was something like thirty to the
thousand, while today tho death rate is
lower than that of New York.
The forests of valuable woods that re
main atanding in Cuba are estimated to ex
ceed in area 13,000,000 acres.
Tho coast of Cuba, approximately 1,800
milea in length, haa more excellent, deep
water, landlocked harbors than any other
country of its siao in tho world.
There are no poisonoue anakea or reptiles
in Cuba and no insects whoso bite or sting
in&ict greater injury than does the common
wasp of tho United States.
Not only are all of tho fruits and vegeta
ble of ths troptea grown in Cuba, but the
soil is such that many of tho products of
the temperate zone are grown as well.
One of tho great natural attractions for
tho tourist in Cuba is the famous Cave of
Bellemar, near Matanxas, discovered only a
few years ago, through accident, by a Chi
nese laborer.
The Night and Day bank of St. Louis
has taken on the opuleney of the profession
and has moved into a new home of its own.
One lone man possessing uncommon in
dustry pulled off twenty-two burglaries in
Salt Lake City in twenty-three days. To
the cops who caught him with the goods he
gave the name of Arthur C. Atkinson, 23
yeara of ago.
Owing to the bone-dry condition of To-
peka tho council regards an improvement of
the water service an urgent public necessity.
Next month the voters will ba asked to au
thorize an Issue of bonds for that purpose
and for motorizing the Are department.
Hlnneapplia wanta to Invest 61,250,000
of public money in a municipal auditorium.
The first step has been taken In an official
request to tho legislature for an act author
izing the city to aubmtt to votera the ques
tion of Issuing auditorium bonds.
A New York dealer in spuds teld the
district attorney that he had about 20,000
bushels of potatoes, bought at from 62 to
60 a barrel, and intended to get all he
could for them. "Two yeara ago," the dealer
said, "I lost 660,000. I'm going to get it
back with Interest. In other words, I've
got the goods and make the price."
A Jewel ot a jeweler In Detroit, finding
regular business dull, filled his show win
dows and some show eases with gems from
local henneries and invited devotees of
"strictly fresh eggs" to get In on a bargain
rash. In fifty minutes ho' sold 1,800 eggs
at 88 cents a dozen, 10 cents under the re
tail rate, and broke up tho market as well
as some high price makers.
"Dubbi Is an unnatural kind of a father,
I don't believe nature ever Intended htm fol
E parent."
' Why, what's the matter with hlraT"
"I asked him the other day If his boj
oould talk and he Bald yes, but the child
never eatd anything worth repeating."-
Baltimore American.
"You are exquisite," he raved. 'Tour eyet
are lustrous, your complexion divine. D
you think you could be contented aa pool
man's wife?"
"No," replied the girl frankly. "I'm pretti
enough for the movies If I'm aa pretty as au
that." Plttsburijh Post,
She Don't you think Friday Is a very un
lut'ky day on which to be married?
He Wh'- er yes, of course; but whj
pick on poor Friday ? Puck.
Nes Also show W
"So you want to become my son-in-law,
eh?" demanded the stern parent.
"I suppose I'll have to be If I marry youl
daughter," replied the suitor.- Judge.
"The squash is a neutral sort of vegetable
Not much lasts to It."
"Nature apparently has foreseen many ot
man's needs. You can uee It to manufac
ture many things, from plum marmalade H
apple butter." Boston Transcript.
There's something that Inspires us
When our banner Is unfurled,
And the "Stars and Stripes" so clearly come
to view;
Tls the flag we revere.
When we see, we always cheer
The "Star Spangled Banner," the Red, tho
White and Blue.
Many years It's been afloat,
No foe haa torn it down.
And conflicts it haa been In, not 4 few,
And when we see It soar
We love It more and more.
The Star Spangled Banner, the Red, the
White and Blue.
If a foe should ua aggress,
And we're called on to defend,
No other flag we'd carry in Its lieu;
And we'd tight unto the end,
That no foe our flag should rend,
That grand old banner, the Red, the White
and Blue.
"Sweet Land of Liberty,"
Of thee we gladly sing.
For thy protection we will never rue;
Where Pilgrim bands did come
For their freedom, and a home,
Loyal will we be to the Red, the White and
My Office
Dr. Brownfield.
I am equipped to serve you
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prised in its reception and
will continue to serve all
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ment. Office 403-5 Brandei.
Phone D. 2922.
' Rea. Phone Web. 441.
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I Big Candy Sale All Thie Week
i Three or four kinds "Sealed at Fac- ;
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Greater Growth in Membership and Asset
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No Charge for Explanation
Sovereign Clerk. Sovereign Commander.
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Notice is hereby given that pursuant to an order of the District
Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, the undersigned will at 10
o'clock a. m. on Saturday, March 10th, 1917, at the of fice of National
Fidelity & Casualty Company, 1203 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebras
ka, sell at public sale to the highest bidder, the home office building
of said company located at the southwest corner of 12th and Farnam
Sts., and described as follows: '
Lot One (1), Block One-TMrty-Six (136) of the City of Omaha,
Douglas County, Nebraska.
Said sale will open promptly at 10:00 o'clock and be held open
one hour, at the end of which time said property will be sold to the
highest bidder. Terms of sale:
Abstract showing good title, deed to purchaser and possession
of premises to be delivered upon confirmation of sale by the court.
The successful bidder will be required to deposit his certified check
for $6,000.00 at time of sale. Balance of purchase price to be paid
in cash at the time of confirmation of sale and delivery of deeds.
Dated at Omaha, Nebraska, March 1st, 1917.
By A. E. Agee, Assistant.
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