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The Omaha Bee
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Tt'llllaaia, Ctrwlalloa Maoaaat.
aa4 U. Ik a art ab.au Id nave Tne Boa I
to these. AtMreat ehanieo aa niton aa roerwoted.
If Brysn werl still in the cabinet would the
senator Oh, pshswt
Strangest! It way appear, April's switch to
the wet aide Increase! Ita popularity.
Gentlemen of the legiilature, the spring plow
ing aeason Is on. Hike for home and get busy.
Of course you are liaving your back-yard
vegetable garden plot laid out and cleared up. If
not, why notf
Municipal elections supplement other signs of
the times In clearly pointing to popular anxiety
for publle aenrice.
Like tht king of France and his ten thousand
men, our Nebraska legislature resoluted up the
hill and then down again. .
With both of our ex-presidents approving and
commending the president's war address, there
can be nothing more to say.
For soil preparedness, April snows are just
as good ts April showers, If only the ther
mometer does not drop too far.
The "drys" have bagged two more capital
priies Springfield, 111, and Madison, Wis. Lin
coln and Topeka are not aa lonesome as they
It ll intimated that there have been spies In
the State department giving tips on Inside secrets
to Interested parties. The impression is wrong,
then, that all the "leaks were In the treasury.
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' Despite the serious aspect of public affairs
suffragists persist in sentineling the White House.
Real friends of tht cause would do the sentinels
a good service by hinting that the silly season
For tht public good and the personat safety
of all concerned, it it our fervent wish and prayer
that nothing happens to cause Postmaster Fan
ning to explode white transacting official busi
ness at Washington.
ft la all un with the senate banklnt Committee,
Criticising banking board methods smacks of
less majeste and sounds the political death knell
of tht members. National Committeeman Mullen
wilt name the pallbearers. '
Individuals wirt congressmen that Nebraakant
"do not want war." That ll t trut statement No
ont wanta war. But when war ll forced on us,
individual deslrei art tubmerged by tht demands
of national honor and duty.
Why prod the democrat! In the legislature
about the platform pledget on the strength of
which they appealed to Nebraska voters last
fall? Thosi pledget were merely made, as usual,
to get in on, but not to Itand on.
So long as It was "toothache" that kept ont
Nebraska senator from being recorded In tht roll
call on tht "dry" law, tht explanation will bt
accepted. But had this happened In bygone ses
sions, corroborative testimony might have been
Chasing the nimble Turk through the hot and
holy lands of Palettint it not attractive at a
summery occupation. ' British Tommies and
Egyptian fellahs, if at all sentimental, may con
sole with tht thought that the wollop It worth
a Laaia villa Cauriar-Jaarna
When the Call to Anns Comet.
Half t million soldiers to bt prepared imme
diately for tervice is tht requisition drawn by
the president In itself this call, when it cornea,
will reflect the expansion of tht country since
that day, fifty-six years ago thia month, when
Lincoln asked for 75,000 volunteers, or, nineteen
years ago, when McKinley called for 250,000 men.
Lincoln s army finally mounted to an aggregate
of two and a half millions, tht mightiest force
tver assembled up to that time; McKinley'S first
call, not entirely filled, was mort than sufficient
to answer the demand and many regiments were
mustered out without having heard a shot fired,
or even leaving the mobilisation camps. But
Lincoln wae forced to resort to tht draft to se
cure men needed, and McKinley had to recall
the National Guard and substitute the United
Ststes volunteers to avoid the tmbarrassmtnt of
the obsolete system of raising an army. Presi
dent Wilson will be relieved of this embarrass
ment only if new and better plans are carried out.
Plainly mort equitable and more effective
methods of enrolling recruits must be adopted,
though it will take time to pass new legislation.
In the meanwhile volunteers are responding in
goodly numbers throughout the country. Efforts
to discourage volunteering, such, for example, as
the cunning suggestion of certain Omaha
newspaper that the proposed army it to bt used
to put down strikes, come close to the borderland
of treason. Conscription by lot Is laid to be
the plan favored by the president and to be early
considered by congress, though, perhaps, not re
sorted to if volunteeri fill the ranks. Whatever
the method, the main thing is that the burden
of self-sacrifice be fairly distributed among alt
our citizenship without discriminating favoritism.
To this much nil can agree, that whatever part
In the war America is to bear must bt honorably
borne and shared In by all patriotic Americans.
"Lying like t land agent" used to bt i familiar
expression. Ihe old-time land agent, especially
the man who had far-awav nronertv to telL had
the Imagination of Jules Verne and the principles
of Captain Kidd. Many, and often amusing, were
the talea told of his prowess as a liar and hie
success aa a salesman. Often he sold land on
mountainsides, describing the salubriousness of
the climate, the magnificence of the view, the
beauty of the trees, and omitting to mention to
the prospective purchaser that the land he be
lieved to lie horizontally stood ud Deroendicu-
larly. Swamp lands, glowingly described aa being
as level as a floor, were sola without reference
to the fact that they were under water three-
lourths, or tour-fourths, of the year.
Nowadays the man who advertises is expected
to deliver tne goods., ine man who orally guar
nntees" is under the same obligation. The old-
time land agent haa been aucceeded by tht mod
ern realtor, who is t business man.
Once uoon t time there was man who had
farmed the life out of hia soil and allowed hit
buildings and fences to become dilapidated. He
inherited money, tie wantta s Better tarm. tit
put his place in the hands of "land agent" for
sale and described the sort of place he desired
to buy. One day he dropped in upon the "land
agent ' and heard him describing his ideal, to an
interested prospective purchaser. Alarmed lest
the man to whom the place was being described
should snap up the bargain, he begged to inter
rapt, saying that he wished a moment's privatt
conversation with the merit.
"That's the farm I want," he declared. "I am
ready to write a check for it Why on earth art
yon wasting time trying to aell it to aomt one
"You confounded idiot replied tht agent, "I
wal describing your place. I almost had it aold.
and now you have broken the apelt and perhaps
lost a customer,
. Times have changed, at t sacrifice of oktures
queness in the world of trading, but with a net
gam to ail parties concerned as a result of con
strvative representations and square dealing.
Distinctly n Backward Step.
According to the record of legislative proceed
ings, t bill hat passed both houiet of tht legis
lature and has gone to tht governor for approval
providing that county commissioners in Douglas
county bt hereafter elected by districts Instead
of, as now, nomlnattd by tht district but elected
by the votert of tht entire county.
This proposed changt ll distinctly a backward
step, presumably dictated solely by political con
siderations, with the idea that it will help keep
the democrats in control of the Douglas county
court house. 1
It embodiet tht lamt bad principle at tht bill
that would makt ul elect our school board mem
bers by wards. So far aa aecomptiahing thil
object is concerned, wt have no apprehensions;
for we do not believe election by districts will be
mort to tht disadvantage of tht republican! than
election by tht county at large. It! tendency,
however, will bt to keep the county board made
up of men of limited experience and caliber who
can cuddlt a small constituency, but who would
not to easily run the gauntlet of tht tntirt elec
torate of the county. If mtmberi of county
boardi served in a representative capacity we
should favor district selection, but it ll sn ad
ministrative board charged with tht management
of tht affairs of tht whole county and every
voter In tht county should have 1 rolct as to
The governor, would do his own party, ai well
ai well tht public, t service, if he wert free to
kill thia bill with a veto and courageoul enough
to do It. ..'.
rinanelng tht War Operations.
First of atl requisites to engaging In warfare
on a modern icale ii a commodious and welt
filled exchequer, aupported by inexhaustible re
serves from which steady supply of funds may
bt drawn, Tht United States his wealth beyond
that tver accumulated by another people) three
yetrl ago tht national wealth wal estimated at
17J billion of dollars, and It hai not lumrea
any shrinkage ilnct then, Nont of tht Euro
pean countries spproiched thil within half way.
It Ii not likely that participation in the war will
txhaust our resources or subject us to tht strain
that hai been tndured by tht other nations en-
While pltni for financing our optratloni have
not been completed, tht prtsidtnt'i address eon
taint luggeitloni that may bt accepted si i sign
that i considerable Increait ! tsxation Impends.
Tht increait may bt levied In any ont of levtral
waysadded imposts on Incomes and profit! be
ing among the lourcei most readily reached,
Much of tht enormous turn required will bt it
cured by borrowing, although It ll fair to eon
dude that tht president sincerely favora taxing
Incomei and profit! to tht uttermost that loam
may be kept as low ai possible. Congress will
have to deal with this wholt question, md will
surely try to distribute tht burdtn of war cost eo
that it will fall on no class with undue weight.
The strength of tht stock market under the
shock of the war news shows how well financially
the country It prepared for tht step taken, No
nation In all tht world'! history was tver to well
fortified In Iti financial power ai tht United
State! ii today, and financing tht war ought to
be one of the lesser problems tht country must
Berlin Huga g Deluaionl
Dispatches sent from Berlin, purporting to
give the attitude of tht German Imperial govern
ment toward Americans, unquestionably aim at
dividing popular aentiment In the United States.
Thil is quite to be expected, for it is to the ad.
vantage of the kaiser right now to split the forces
of his opponents if possible, not only here, but in
all the ally countries II well. Commenting on
the addresl of tht president, one Berlin paper ex
presses doubt as to whether Mr. Wilson will have
the lupport of hit own people. If tht German
Junkeri hug tht delusion that tht United State!
il approaching the war with divided ranks, they
art making a bad blunder worae. From tht be
ginning, tht German policy in relation to tht
United Statee haa rested on mistaken notion. It
is not easy for foreigners to grasp tht fact that
Americans may dispute and even wrangle over
matters of public concern, or questions of publle
policy) our own people do not always comprehend
the meaning of thil phast of our liberty) but onct
a determination ll reached to meet l national
danger, factional differences quickly disappear snd
a thoroughly united country presents in unbroken
front to iti foes, Hope that rests on tht foun
dation of a itrioul division among tht people of
the United SUtel IS to defense of our rights and
honor is foredoomed to disappointment
Tht hour la hearing for Colonel Bryan to
makt good hit prophecy of millions rsllylng to
the colon. Is the colonel watchfully waiting?
Vneli San in On Caribbean
18 The Dominican People
By Fndtric J. Hatki
Santo Domina-o Cltv. Santo Domingo. March
24. Ask almost any educated Dominican what he
thinks of the American occupation of thil republic
and he will probably used the word "necessario."
He does not rejoice in the present state of affairs;
he feels the humiliation of his country, but he
realizes that intervention in Santo Domingo by
some stronger power waa both necessary and
Frrrleriea Velasauez H. Is the leader Of one
of the strongest Dominican political factions. He
is a man of about 50, highly educated and Intel
ligent. He says that he recognizes the need for
the American intervention and hopes that the
Americans will remain for aome time and will
help with the constructive work that must be done
in the republic. He thinks the necessary work
could bt done in about five years. He recognizes
the fact that no orderly government can be estab
lished in the republic until roads, schools and
adequate laws honestly enforced are provided. He
says that his life work is to improve the condi
tion of the Dominican people, to the end that
they may become an intelligent electorate and
aimnnrt an orderly sovernment. Of course, this
may be set down aa high-sounding political con
versation, but this man has lived by public office
all his life, the American occupation nas tnrown
him out of his job, so there must be an element
of sincerity in his attitude.
A larse oercentase of the Dominicans, then,
welcome the American Intervention and accept it
in a good spirit They recognize that aome
atrnnser nowrr must restore confidence in law
and government and initiate the reconstruction of
the country. They are not, however, looking
toward annexation. Most of them will not hear
of this. They are willing for us to help them
because they trust the altruism of our motive
and, the good faith of our professions.
It is easy to prove that the Dominicans are
a lazy, disorderly people, and also hard to to aet
how they could be anything else under present
conditions. As in most small Latin-American
countries, there are just two native classes the
very rich and the very poor. The upper class
here is laid to consist of not more than twenty
large families. These hold all the political of
fieri and own nearly all the land. They are
wealthy, intelligent' and well educated. Every
law ia designed to benefit tnem. mere is scarcely
any tax on land because they own it, but there
art two or thret taxea on everything else. Po
litical salaries are large and numerous, and many
of the political berth! include no duties at all.
In addition to this, graft in political office was,
until tht Americans came, the customary and
So the upper Class might oe aescrioea aa seii
lah and enrrunt and necessarily so. There is
not much Inducement for a Dominican adminis
tration to Initiate reforms when at any time some
other political faction, by paying a few peons 40
cents a day, may start a revolution and seize the
government. It comet back to tht proposition
that tht government cannot possibly be any bet
ter than the people. The wholesale grafting which
has characterized all Dominican administration!
is explained in the same way. Graft in the United
State! il kept with bound! because it ll con
demned by public opinion. In Santo Domingo it
is supported by public opinion.
The mass of the Dominican oeoole art also
what their physical and political environment has
made them. They have never, until the Amer
icans came, been able to plant a crop witn any
certainty that someone would not appropriate tht
harvest. They may squat upon the land, but
they cannot acquire ownership. There are no in
dustriea for them to work at except agriculture,
and tradt it taxed to death.
The Oamlnlean neonl bv reason of tht wealth
of hil country, can live easily and as he pleases,
but it Is very difficult for him to acquire property,
a sense of security, a place snd statu! in tht
scheme of life, or any of the other things that
develop In men social and national consciousness.
Furthermore, as he geta no education and can
not travel, he hai no conception of any other
Wiy Of living. He raises a little patch of sugar
cine, not large enough to attract the covetoui
glance of any bandit or revolutionary general.
He sets out a few banana and plaintain sprouts,
and has t papaya tree in his yard. Squashes and
melons grow nan wua, ana mangoes ana cocoa
nuts wholly so. His Boats and cattle take care
Of themselves. There are plenty of fish to be had
for the catching, bo it is easy to live in aanto
Domingo, and very difficult to do much more.
This Dominican peon will probably display
his intelligence and skill in raising high grade
game chlCRen) nil daring ana enterprise oy net
ting everything he owns on the best cocks. The
Dominican game chickens are among the best and
almost every man owna s few.
It is no easier to raise good game chlckene than
to do anything else well, and it takea as much
nerve to stake your all on I rooster as on Bethle
hem Steel or new city addition. Who shall say
that the Dominican is not a man of possibilities r
The A B C'8 of Military Law
Alien: The legal term for a resident of the United
St., .a nl fnreivit hlrth and unnaturalized.
Armistice: An interval of time agreed upon be
tween belligerents for a temporary cessation oi
Base of operations: The point from which an
army begins its expedition.
Billeting: A legal process by which armed troops
may be quartered in the house! of private
Blockade: A mean! taken by navy to prevent
vessels reaching or leaving a port in war time
Bombardment: An attack by artillery or naval
guns upon a place fortified or unfortified.
Capitulation: An agreement entered into between
belligerents relating to tht surrender of troops
Cartel: An agreement between belligerent! to
allow certain kind! of nonhostile Intercourse,
sucn as postal acrricv, vie.
Code: A method used In giving lignali and trans
mitting messages in the army and navy to pre
vent their interpretation By an enemy.
Cammiariit: Tht department of an army re
tponsiblt for tht supply and transport of food
Contraband of war: A term applied to varioua
articlea which are regarded as being of sufficient
help to an enemy to prolong a war that the trans
portation of such article! to him, especially by
ships, is proniDiteo.
Council of war: A deliberation of staff officer! In
' charge of a campaign.
EsoionaB-e: The act of Ifivlng uoon an enemy.
Expeditionary force: A military unit consisting of
a definite number of men, aa organized In time!
of peace, which ia ready for lending to foreign
parts on the declaration of war.
Honors of wan A term used in capitulation, by
which aurrendered troops are allowed to march
out with colon displayed, druma beating,
Bayonet! fixed ind swords drawn.
Levee en masse i The aoontaneoua riainar and arm,
ihg of otherwise nonbelligerent inhabitant!
against the enemy.
Martial lawt A code of procedure by which all
the ordinary functlona of police and magistrates
are exercised bv military authorities.
Mobilization: The procesl by which an army or
navy is converted from a peace to a war footing.
Objective; In strategy, tht town, fortress or other
object aimed tt, the Occupation of which ia
deemed to have a decisive effect
Reconnaissance! An advance of a body of troop!
detached from I main army with t view of dis
covering the enemy's position, or to mislead him.
Reeonnoltering: Tht military technical term for
Safe conduct: A document Issued by military
commander authorising its holder to pass
Proverb tor the Day.
A shoemaker should stick to his
One Year Ago Today in the War.
British reported levere defeat (or
the Turks below Kut-el-Amara.
In nerce righting at Verdun the Ger
mane stormed and captured the vil
lage of HaneourL
General Zupelli. Italian minister of
war. resigned and was auoceeded by
General Faola Moron,
In Omaha Thirty Yean Ago.
Contract! were let for William A.
Paxton's magnificent now residence,
which is to be erected on the block
bounded by Twenty-sixth street Twen-ty-alxth
avenue and Douglas and Far
nam, to cost 1100,000. Hia lot la now
being brought to grade.
In the prospective reorganization of
the city schools under the new charter.
It is believed that manual training
will be given a very fair recognition.
W. F. Christy, formerly with Peyoke
Bros., haa been engaged by Freeman
& Co., the commission merchants.
Bam Finlayson of the firm of Fln
layson ft Douglas, Job printers, haa
returned from a flying trip Into Mis
souri. Charles Charon haa obtained
license to wed Miss Olga Llndblad.
Nelson Meroer, son of Dr. and Mrs.
Mercer, Is reooverlng from his danger
Colonel Chase haa been confined to
his bed for several days with a severe
case of inflammatory rheumatism.
Fearon St Cole, formerly fn the pro
duce commission business, nave
opened a real estate office under the
name of Fearon, Cole ft Robertson.
Judge Btenberg married J. R. Peter
eon and Theresa Ketelson, the cere
mony taking place at the residence of
B. F. Madsen, Sixth and Pierce.
This Day In History.
1811 Robert Ralkes, the founder
of Sunday schools, died at Gloucester,
England. Born there September 14,
18U Napoleon I abdicated the
throne of France.
1817 Chilean patriots defeated the
Spanish royalists at battle of Maypu.
which sealed the Independence of
1141 British force under general
Pollock raised the siege of Jellala
bad by forcing Khyber pass.
list Andrew Johnson, as military
governor of Tennessee, euspended the
mayor and other officials in Nashville
for refusing the oath of allegiance to
the United States.
lg7E-prohlbltory law m Massa
1876 State of siege in Paris, which
had lasted five years, raised by de
1811 Charles Kendall Adams re
signed the presidency of Cornell uni
versity to become head of tht Uni
versity of Wisconsin.
189B united states consuls in uuna
were recalled on the eve of war with
The Day We Celebrate.
William M. Wood, the foremost fig
ure In the American woolen manufac
turing industry, born at Martha's Vine
yard, Mass., nrty-six yeara ago toaay.
A. juincoin roiene, prominent oos
ton merchant and civlo leader, born
in Boston fifty-two yeara ago today.
John Q. Tllson, Connecticut Con
gressman, who accompanied hi! com
mand in the National Guard to the
Mexican border, born at Clear Branch,
Tenn,, fifty-one yeara ago today.
William H. Deneen, former well
known base bail player and umpire,
born at Syracuse, N. Y., forty-one
years ago today.
Joseph Btecher, leading claimant to
the world's Heavyweight wrestling
championship, born at Dodge, Neb.,
twenty-tour yeara ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
Annual meeting of the Missouri,
Kansas A Texaa Railway company at
Founders' day will bt observed at
Tuskogee institute today in honor of
the memory of Booker T. Washington,
Fifty-year 4 per cent gold bonds to
the amount ot $35,000,000 are to be
place on public sale today by the state
of New York.
Many educator! of national promU
hence are on the program of the an
nual convention of the Alabama Edu
cational association, which begins its
Sessions today at Montgomery.
Storyette ot the Day.
Recently a golf architect was meas
uring off a course In the south, At
one end of the steel tape was a dilapi
dated epeclmen, known In the parte
at a "pore white trash," one of the
uncomplaining aort who, somehow or
other, everybody picks on. It waa hit
duty to mark with his heel a spot on
the around at the end of every meas
urement In order that the man at
the other end ot the tape might And
Hie shoes were of the "h&nd-mt-down"
variety and they no longer
boasted of heels. The Carolina clay
was just beginning to loften after a
light morning's frost.
"I wish you would makt thosi
marks so I can see them," growled
the man at the other end ot the tape
from time to time.
Finally a smouldering ember of
spirit burst Into flame:
"I'm dolh' de bes' I kin wld dis vera
heel o' mine: but I yatnt no plow."
HERE AND THERE
An aleeirloallr driven naeklne wrapt
lum autar in individual papers at a apaee
of 7,100 lumps an lour. -
A substitute for eement ttaed hi sens
parts of Turkey conallta of a mixture of
llaaeed all, slaked Una and aattea abet.
Madataaew fishermen sprinkle a snbetanee
on rivers and lakea vrhlah peralrsee the tab
and aauaee their bedlea te rite, wbea they
are eausnt ay hand.
Aeeordlnf ts their lateat atatementa
Canadian banie had en depoiit something
more than 11,100,000,000. Last year's la-
ereaie was IZSI,00I,000.
Eiperlmtntt ars Under war In Bntland
with driving motor emnlbuata with ordinary
Seel saa, whleh Is tarried at low pleasure
in bail atrappee s uieir roof a.
t)s that electrtt llsht pall ttritokoe aan be
hand in dark reome there baa been in,
vented a flats pandaat Iliad with a tub.
Manes absorbing usht in tht day time and
beeominf lamiaMe at atsht, ,
A Penntrlranlaa has Invented a portable
developing eaoinet far phetotraphers wkleb
folds flat for earmnt snd into wblek
man aan Insert kls ansa taronth light
It hat been thews' that heradltr la wheat
Seed la not to important at teed eoll and
cultural methods, flood teed, good soU and
good farming eount lor mere la erop-pre-
duetlen than fancy variety.
lines the war kaa tut tt the Imnortatloni
from Otrmany there It a treat Inereaae In
the sunutaeturt ot wooden tope In tht
United Statea. The lefreet top-pfodnelnt
stater In this sountry is Ike town of win-
Standing by the President
Omaha, April I. To the Editor of
The Bee: In sending to Senator
Hitchcock the letter, a copy of which
is given below, I trust that I have
not misrepresented the feeling of a
large majority of the men of Ne-
"Hon. G. M. Hitchcock, United States
Senator: Less than a month ago a
great many of ua out here sent you
letters and telegrams saying how
proud we were of the splendid way in
which you had supported the president
In the matter of the armed neutrality
bill. Are you going to make ua re
gret eendlng those letters and tele
grams? "Today we see your name linked
with Senator Stone's, and your own
papsr asserts that if the president con
siders a declaration of war unavoid
able you intend to vote against any
action being taken because 'the west
does not want war.' Who knows what
the west wants now? There has been
a great shift In publio sentiment out
here during the last three or four
weeks; there Is a growing feeling that
Germany, haa no Intention of letting
up on us, and a growing disinclination
to take any more 'lying down.'
"Your paper has been urging us
frequently to stand by the president;
it has told us that we could trust
him In any crisis. We ars trusting
him today, and we are with him re
publicans and democrats alike more
of us are with him than ever before,
and we should be very sorry, Mr.
Senator, to eee you desert him in this
latest and gravest of his trials."
GEO. E. HYDE.
No Politics In Prairie Park Club.
Omaha. Arjrll 4. To the Editor of
The Bee; I wish to correct an Im
pression that haa grown out of the
controversy of the vaccination troubles
at Saratoga school and the so-called
recall petition with reference to Com
missioner Kugel as originating with
the Prairie Park club.
This olub ia a social club and does
not now and never haa taken any part
in controversies oi tnis Kind, ana does
not sanction the use of the Prairie
Park club in any manner other than
a social nature. OUIS NELSON,
President Fralris Park Club.
No Odium on Silver Creek.
Silver Creek, Neb., April 4. TO the
Editor of The Bee: Silver Creek
seems to have obtained considerable
notoriety recently in connection with
the universal wholesale theft of auto
mobiles. Reading the articles in the
papers of today, it would be inferred
that the entire nonulation of Silver
Creek engaged in no other occupation
man tnat oi stealing ana disposing of
stolen automobiles. No doubt these
articles are inspired by the ego of
Sherlock Pipkin, a so-called detec
tive ot Omaha, whose principal busi
ness seems to be to declare every Ford
automobile he sees to be a stolen one
and beating up and abusing old men
after pretending to arrest them and
carrying them out into the country
where there is no one to Interfere
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But when yod go to the druggist. Insist on
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Is on the- box, and thus protect yourself
It you are suffering from edema,
ringworm or similar itching, burn
ing, unsightly skin affection, bathe
the lore placet with Reslnol Soap
and hot water, then gently apply
a Uttll Resinol Ointment, You
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skin quickly becoraei dear and
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Reelaol Ointment ul kalonl Imp alto
clear away pitnolta, redneee, roughaau aa4
eaadruft. SolA bp til eVvffiau,
and then leaving them to get back
home as beet they can. ...
Silver Creek is a live town of 109
inhabitants on the main line of the
Union Pacific and has some of as good
cltlsens as are to be found in any
community. I have been a resident
of the town for the last twelve year
and am forced to admit that a few
thieves and thugs of Omaha occa
sionally run out and do quite a little
devilment before we "get onto" them
and chase them away. But if the en
tire police force of Omaha cannot
apprehend these toughs who spend
most of their lives there, how is It
possible for the town marshal of our
little village to atop their nefarious
The claim that forty stolen auto
mobiles were found here is perfectly
absurd, as Sherlock Pipkin would
claim that he had found a stolen
automobile and the number had been
tampered with when the same auto
mobile could easily be proven to have
been bought entirely new from a repu
table garage and easily traced through
all persons who had owned it
The man who was arrested and
claimed to have paints, brushes, auto
mobile tires, etc., in his possession is
a resident of Genoa and I know noth
ing at all about the merits or de-.
merits of his case.
This whole hubbub about stolen
automobiles started from ths arrest
here of a man by some York parties
whom the majority of the citizens of
Silver Creek believe to be innocent,
but who unfortunately purchased an
automobile which the York party
claimed- was stolen from York, but
which, Sherlock says, was stolen from
Omaha. It seems that neither party
can positively identify the property,
and as the man arrested has grown
up in the community, Is well known
and believed to be Innocent, the peo
ple are standing by him and will con
tinue to do so until he is proven guilty.
Notwithstanding Sherlock Pipkin's
wonderful claim of great accomplish
ments as a paid detective who must
do something to hold his Job, I pre
sume. I charge that he was derelict
In his duty and overlooked his best
chance. I own a Ford, don't know
where I got It or whom I got it of
or what I paid for it, and yet so far
as I know he never even looked at
it or knew I had it My, what a de
Sliver Creek, like all other villages
as well as cities, has its undesirables.
Also, it no doubt has been Imposed on
and purchased automobiles which may
have been stolen, aa no doubt many
others communities have, but that
should not condemn the entire com
munity and cast reproach on an aver
age progressive, respectable, enter
prising little village, and if the saintly
Pipkin or anybody else will honestly
try to apprehend any criminals that
may be in or about Sliver Creek the
authorities here, backed by the good
citizens of the town, will lend all the
aid possible, but such write-ups as
we have recently had for the purpose
of aggrandizing Some particular Indi
vidual will be Just as strenuously re
sented. . W. C. ftOglNSON, M. D.
A Aevlte need ki the Philippine! In place
of phut for window panel It the translucent
theli of sn indiseneus oyster.
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and the Tntimony
A piano Is a lifetime pur
chase, so the buyer should
be careful to secure dura
bility SS well as beauty of
tone and case deiign.
Some makes of pianos may
last, but your assured
safety lies In purchasing
a piano with a long and
durability is found in the
fact that today a large
number of Vose sales are
made to friends of Vose
owners who purchased
years and years ago.
YOU CAN PURCHASE
A Vose Upright as low ai
A Vose Grand at low a
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1513-15 Douglas St
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