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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 1917.
SHADES OF HILTON!
""One Printed "Pome" Inspires
Many from Pen of Boiler,
maker of Verse.
and these have been provided along
TRAINING NURSES FOR WAR SERVICE The photograph show the nurses in a depart
ment dispensary being instructed in the proper method of resuscitating a soldier overcome
by the effect of a gas bomb. ' ,
with some potatoes for seed. Seed
has also been suplied to about fifty
for small home gardens through the
settlement quarters at Twenty-ninth
and Q streets, South Side.
of Rats. Mice and Buo
"Gus" is Referee
While Three Lads
Have Real Fight
Used the World Over - Used by l.S.Oovsrnmnf '
fh Old fitit bit Thtf Nmvr folia - lie 25 q. At Druogisf
THE RECOONtZEb STANDARD-AVOID SUBSTITUTES
CEUESOME DETAILS TOLD
5 k cia (Sr- . mxv'rsv Visit ' - & " ' , ? , - i wwTOWjraaw c t,rm I
By A. R. CROH.
There's only one drawback about
printing poetry. And that is that the
poets write more poetry ,nd send
A week or two ago l printed a
"pome" by an unnamed writer and
called him a "mute, inglorious Mil
I did it innocently. I didn't think
any harm would result from it
But now jutt look at what has ha
pened. This same writer comes rig
' back, not merely with one verse of
poetry, but .witfc seven verses;; and
a nom de plume I He is "Mutin Glo
rious Milton, if you please.
Dear readers, I hesitated long be
fore 1 decided to print this. But I
feel that I must do something to get
it off my mind. ; -
Stop! Look I Listen!
I wish to warn alt those in deli
cats health against running an;' risks
by reading farther. However, if you
have a strong constitution and s cour
ageous spirit, proceed boldly. Here
is the first verse:
I r.d your rapaody en rain.
It ma Inaplred with thla raaalu
Tha n.aon la not difficult
I waa In pain:
Had tha srlppa araln. -'.-'
I'm isorry, Mutin, that you read
my, raphsody on rain if it you in
spired with this result. It is easy to
believe that you were "in pain." And
after reading that stanza, I also am
in pain and I fear the other readers
are in pain.
.now, lolks. it you feel well enough
to go on, all right. But remember,
I warned you. Here's snother verse:
Tour column In Tha Daily Bee
Haa aureljr won my favor,
Becaue. you know, X alwaya did . '
We thlnia with nutty, flavor. , -
(This is meant well, anyway. It
is meant to console me for the cruel
remark of the chap who wrote in the
other day and said he thought I was
''nuts." For that I thank you, Mutin.
But could you not, O could you not
have consoled me in some less pain
Worst Yet to Come.
Ah, friends, do you feel now that
you have endured all that human
flesh can endure? Then J must an
nounce to you that the worst is yet
to come. Take a firm grip. on your
selves. Hold hard. It will soon be
over. ... , , .... . ......
This is headed "A Pharmaceutical
Phantasie," and the ruthless author
tells us to hum it to the same tune as
"The Rosary." If you feel you can
stand it, go ahead, and the conse
quences be upon your own hesd:
fi.Mena, Patnktltar, Sanltol ,. ,
P.runa, Nabro's Herplclda: ; - ,
Sloan'a Liniment, Swamp-Hoot, Koi Kubblna
ro.'.i.da.h!da', '' J, J -V
There! It is all over. You Shall
be tortured no longer. . There are
four more verses, each one worse, if
possible, than this one. But I will
not inflict them upon you. (I read
them all yesterday; and today I have
a bad cold and headache.)
in tnese war days 1, for one, shall
take a firm stand against adding to
the burdens of the people, unnecessarily.
IN RAILROAD INCOME
Northwestern Official Sari Big
, Increase in Traffic Alone
Will Meet Problem.
EVERYTHING HAS GONE UP
Pays Fine for Fast .. .
Driving and Smiles
Harry Andreasen, 3819 South Twen
ty.flfth street, was fined $2.50 and
costs for driving an auto at an ex
cessive rate of speed. He psid the
finer with a smile.
"I was just showing a prospective
Purchaser how the car could step,"
Andreasen is an auto demonstrator.
Unless there is an enormous in
crease in traffic during the next year
there will be a great decrease in the
net revenue of the railroads, is the
opinion of General Manager Walters
of the Northwestern, who has re
turned from a conference at general
offices of the company in Chicago.
Last year the Northwestern paid
out $14,861,959 for locomotives and
other rolling stock. This year, owing
to the increased cost of everything
entering into the operation of rail
roads, the cost of the same amount and
class of equipment will be $23,201,931,
Mr. Wslters said.
One item stationery last year cost
the Northwestern $587,000. The same
quantity and quality this year will
The Northwestern paid out $681,
342 for fuel in 1916. It will cost
$1,340,000 this year.
It is estimated that -luring the year
the increased wages paid to trainmen,
under the provisions of the Adamson
law, will aggregate $1,625,000. This
estimate is based on the increased
wage paid during January, February
and March of this year.
Mr. Walters figures that" the" in
crease in freight rates will offset some
of the increased cost of operation and
Detective Strain's Son ...
- i Joins U. S. Marine Corps
Raymond Strain, son of L. S. Strain
of James Allen's detective agency, has
joined the marines in Omaha and is
to leave tomorrow for Mare Island.
Young Strain is well known both in
Omah and in Cuming county.
The Time it Coming
Soon ths PARISIAN CLOAK CO.
will be no more. From now on our
days are numbered. Only a short
time is left for you to buy a spring
suit, coat or dress at such low prices.
TJome before it is too late. Ths
TV reckon are Coming.
Markham is Here
To Mobilize All '
.... Eailroad Power
Charles H. Markham, president of
the Ilinois Central railroad and mem
ber of the auxiliary committee of the
Council of National Defense, was
here yesterday. His purpose was, he
said, to consolidate for war the eco
nomic power of the Omaha railroads.
"To put the railroads on a war foot
ing is a tremendous task," he said.
"But it shall be accomplished and the
roads are going to be able to deliver
the goods. They have already been
organized into military .districts, with
subcommittees in charge of each dis
trict. "Committees are now at work plan
ning the location of camps for troop
concentration. The handling of troop
supplies is in the hands of another
group of men. A third committee is
transforming railroad equipment to
best serve the interests of the army.
"During the war all railroada will
be conducted as if they were parts of
one great system, without regard to
the advantage or disadvantage of any
President Markhau haa charge of
the central railroad division, which
centers in Omaha,
Steering Wheel j
No iv.-o locks have keys alike. I
Front wheels are Wild when car I
is locked. J
Ask us nbout it now. Phone
Douglas 3217. , I
NATIONAL AUTO AC- I
w...uu w, -
1 884-6-8 Brandele Bldg., I
Omaha, N.b. I
Will You Pay a Fair Figure for
Truck Construction Now?
or a "long price" in mechanics' time later,
on a truck less well built than a GMC?
That's the blunt and Btraight-from-the-shoulder
way of putting up to you the biggest issue you
will have to decide in purchasing a truck.
It's the question of whether you will "step up"
and pay a price that will enable the manufacturer
to build into the machine those qualities which
mean service, long life and reasonable upkeep, or k
whether you will try to "get by" with a truck
"sold at a figure" and take a long chance on get
ting out without any trouble.
GMC Trucks are not the lowest nor the highest
price trucks." They are trucks of highest quality
sold at prices which are reasonable and consistent
with their high value.
"Put It Up to Us to SHOW YOU."
Nebraska Buick Auto Co.
. LINCOLN I
H. E. SIDLES, Genl Mgr.
OMAHA , . SIOUX CITY
HUFF, Mgr. 8. C DOUGLAS, Mgr..
HKRBT ft CO, Distributors,
Omaha, Soath Omaha, Conacll Bluffs.
II You Buy a
Truck Than a
buy it understanding
that it does' not equal
GMO in quality. Don't
expect GMC pulling
power or low operating
expense. Don't look for
the dependability of
For trucks their equal
ca.'.uot be built and sold
at lower prices.. ,
to 5-Ton Capacity
Boy Scouts to Garden to
"Hetp .Feed the Soldiers"
Fifteen Boy Scouts will cultivate
two acres of ground provided for
them bj the Social Settlement, to
raise funds with which to buy their
scout suits and shoe's and also to try
to have some money left over to "help
feed the soldiers."
The Social Settlement has had ap
plication from fifteen men for lots
They were three street gsmins ar
guing as to which one "could lick''
"I kin lick both of youse," shouted
Alfred Incontro, 12 years old.
"Start it," challenged Tony Bratta
and Nick Damato, 10-years-olds.
Bing! Bang! And the fight was on.
Just then along came Truant Offi
"Not in school and fighting. Come
He took them to the office of Pro
nation Officer Miller in the" court
"Ah I fighters," mused the jovial
Gus. "I'll give them all the fight they
So he procured a pair of boxing
gloves, locked the doors and told
young Incontro to carry out his boast
that he could "lick two of "em."
The fight was short. The two 10-year-olds
took the older lad to a trim
ming. Young Bratta proved a small
edition of a Jack Dillon. He feinted,
side-stepped and jabbed his opponent
in true pugilistic style. Then he rested
and the other urchin "took on" In
contro. The older boy soon said
The probation officer took the trio
to dinner with him and saw the fiffht-
ers safely to their respective school
rooms in tne afternoon.
STORE YOUR FURS
In our concrete and steel Cold Dry
Air Fur Storage Vaults.
Dyers, Cleaners, Furriers, Hatters
2211-17 Fernam St. Tel. Tyler 345.
If I I
A new bond of interest
for husband and wife
that they may have more
time and pleasure together
grow together. What
tie so effective as a de
pendable and economical
Packard Twin-six, which
carries everywhere the
atmosphere and elegance
and security of the home?
Ask the man who owns one
Sae tha Orr Motor Saloa Co., Fortlath and Famam
-. Su.. Oauha Alao Lincoln and Sioux City.
The Best Known Boy
in the World
FROM China to New York, and around the world the other way, to London,
there is one boy who is known and loved above all others and that boy is
In him each man knows the image of his own boyhood, of its dreams
and its restlessness, and its wildness, and its mischief, and vague striving
to be decent, and ambition.
In Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer each man sees the renewal of his own youth.
In Tom Sawyer each woman sees the son she loves. And why not, for Tom
Sawyer is really the story of Mark Twain's own boyhood.
The Chinese mandarin chuckles over that cltvssic incident where Tom
made the other boys pay him for doing his work. The little Russitvn trembles
on the dLrk hillside where he overhears Indian Joe plotting to rob the widow.
The German in his trench tunnel, with detvth e-11 tvbout him, c&tches his
bretvth as he reads of Tom and little Becky alone in the tunnel.
Wherever men read, they .shiver with Tom in that graveyard that fearful
midnight when, by a new made grave, he saw a man murdered.
And each man who reads knows his own mother in Aunt Polly, and thinks
how he too must have been a trying child; and he wishes he had a chance to
do it all over again and make it up to a long-suffering and patient mother. In
Tom Sawyer there is universal boyhood, there is laugnter and tears. But there
is something bigger. Not only those things which are difficult and abstruse are
literature, a tnine so joyous, so laugnaoie as
Tom Sawyer must be literature and the man
who wrote it is one of the most universal in his
appeal of the whole Western Hemisphere.
Another Lincoln in Spirit
I NoTels A
' Humor m t
I Tr.T.1, I
History jir. 7
Mark Twain made us laugh, so that we had
no time to see that his style was sublime, that
he was almost biblical in simplicity, that he was
to America another Lincoln in spirit
To us, to every one in the United States, he
was just Mark Twain well-beloved, one of
ourselves, one to laugh with, one to go to for
cheer, one to go to for sane, pointed views. Now
he is gone; the trenchant pen is still. But his
joyous spirit is still with us. Mark Twain's smile
will life forever. His laughter is eternal.
In his work w find all things from the ridic
ulous in "Huckleberry Finn" to the sublime of
" Joan of Arc "that spiritual book of serene and
lovely beauty. A man who could write two such
books as Huckleberry Finn " and "Joan of Arc"
was sublime in power. -
All that is lovable and daring that is spec
tacular in American life, he has expressed. All
that is impatient with oppression; but above all,
that intangible something that makes America
what it is, the world finds in Mark Twain. He is
our Mark Twain. He is the great American.
Europe so recognizes him. Asia so knows him.
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But Mark Twain could not fore
see that the price of paper, the price
ink, tne price or cloth, would all
go up. It is impossible to continue
the sale long, it should have closed
Because this is the one hun
dredth anniversary of the
foundingof Harper .Brothers,
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