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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: APRIL 22, 1917.'
The Omaha Bee
DAILY (MORNING) EVENING SUNDAY
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VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR
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April ihower fortify tgainrt May drouthi.
It u up to the boyf who know beam to prove
it by cultivating a patch.
Uncle Sam weep seven billion! into the pot
and whisper, to William across the table: "Come
down or show down." ,
In the coming distributiop of legislative souvenir-
the chairmen of the ifttn committee
clearly earned the reward of the sieves.
. Foxy Villa plays the game smoothly. Sending
across the line a message of neutrality diverts
suspicion long enough to negotiate for I package
It Is gathered from the report of the Inter
state Commerce commission that the looters of
the Pere Marquette system at least considerately
left the name as a souvenir of their operations. ,
The jingle of the dollar in the market place
grows weaker as the days pass. Though an
changed In appearance, the almighty plunk of
yesteryear feels almost too feeble to assimilate
reduced nourishment . '
Still, if the worst comes, probably the gov
ernment can secure the services of the7 eminent
price fixers who excited the interest of the fed
eral grand juries last winter. There is no lack
of talent in that line.
i The "Mother of Parliaments" sends an officiaf
greeting to the United States for seeing its duty
and doing it Commendation is welcome, but the
applause rightly belongs to the authors of sub
marine ruthlessness. ,.
; Boys and girls should not be overlooked in
mobilizing the industrial resources of the coun
try for a bumper food crop. Properly directed
in garden work, Jheir energy and real as well as
results will prove a gratifying aurprise to elders.
Every democratic president since the ciyi! war
won success for progressive policies through re
publican support in congress. In the present
critical situation the fate of the administration's
army policies rests with Republican congressman.
On American farmers and gardeners devolve
the task of feeding a large part of the world next
winter. Intensive cultivation and increased acre
age insures performance of the duty. ; Moreover,
material returns wilt equal th energy exerted.
Truly the times produce novel and startling
situations. The spectacle of the fifth George) vo
calizing the American anthem which hurled defi
ance at George III ia enough to rattle the skele
tons of bygone monarch and cause the shades of
the republic's founders to rub their eyes and smile
the while.; ' . ':: ' V .
. Out of twenty-two food necessaries enumerat
ed in The Bee, milk and cream acqre the lowest
per cent of advance in six months. The remain
ing twenty monopolized the price boosting ele
vators. The comparative moderation of the milk
men brightens an otherwise doleful record of in
flation. ' !
While the city authorities ar on the cleanup
job, some practical means should be devised for
persuading non-resident lot owners to co-operate
with home owners in the crusade for community
betterment;,. Neighborhood enterprise deserves
that meager return for increasing the value of
vacant lot. a',
The president of the laundrymen'i association
is fairly within his rights in criticising the "serv
ants of the people," : Criticism property timed
makes for enlightment and progress. Delaying
it until the evil is done serves no good purpose.
The obligation to "speak not ill of the dead"
should be observed equally at the bedside of the
dying. , .. .
Argentina and the War.
A note from Argentina to Germany, relative
!o submarine operations, indicates a rupture of
relations between Buenos Aires and Berlin and
the possible early entrance of another nation
into the war. The positive nature of the commu
nication leaves no room for doubt as to the out
tome, for Berlin is not likely to give more con
sideration to Argentina than was accorded Brazil
or the United States or other nations that have
nade protest against ruthlessness at sea.
. The South American republic is not a negli
gible adversary. Argentina can put an army of
44)0,000 splendidly trained and equipped men into
the field in a fortnight Its navy ia not so for
midable, but what there is of it ia modern in all
appointments. Men for both branches of the serv
ice are secured by the selective draft plan, some
60,000 boys coming to the service age each year,
Of these 8,000 are chosen for the navy and 18,000
for the army, intensively trained, and restored to
civil life under reserve regulations that make them
mmediately available for service.
Argentina has been at peace with the world
for many years. Its last serious dispute, with
Thile, was settled by arbitration, but it baa not
- ibandoned preparation on that account Since
he revolution "i the early '90s the republic has
jade great- progress, its internal development
laving been brought to a point where it will be
of great value to the allied cause as a reservoir
of food. - ' -
"Ignorance of the Law."
Speaking recently at a Creighton law students'
dinner, Judge Martin J. Wade of the federal court
called attention to many popular misapprehen
sions, the result of ignorance of the law and its
workings, which prejudice courts, judges, juries,
lawyers and the law alike because some decision
or action, whofly sane and entirely within the
law, is not understood. Out of this has grown
up an attitude on part of the public which he in
sists is dangerous, because it breeds disregard for
the law and disrespect for its instruments, and
thus strikes at the very foundation of free gov
ernment Our government is a government of and by the
law, resting on the expressed will of the people.
Laws are made by the people or through repre
sentatives acting for them; are administered by
judges selected either by ballot or appointed by
an agent of the people. All machinery for making
laws in continually under the control of the peo
ple and any change the public wants easily may
be brought about
Moreover, the law surrounds a man from his
birth to his death; it protects his privileges, rights
his wrongs, preserves his liberties, punishes his
misdeeds and touches him on every aide in all his
doings. Justice, based on truth, is the quest of
the law; its pursuit of truth is not that of a de
vouring monster, but of a sympathetic supporter.
Misconceptions of the functions and operations of
the law are always embarrassing and frequently
the cause of sorrow and disaster.
Judge Wade would have the people made bet
ter acquainted with the law and workings of the
court. This knowledge will increase respect for
the law and thus would make more certain the
perpetuation of republican institutions. Our citi
zens of all walks must come to know that their
liberty rests on law and that the courts and ju
ries are bulwarks against tyranny. -
Kriegerbund and the Country.
From several points' in Nebraska have come
stories of how the Kriegerbund is showing its
loyalty to the United States by discarding dis
tinctively German emblems. The sacrifice of
these men is notable. They followed Unser
Frita" and Von Moltke and Bismarck a lifetime
ago; to them Koeniggrati, Met and Sedan are
more than words. Sentiments of comradeship,
born of trials and dangers supported, when with
youthful feet they tramped the roads of Prussia
and Francein the uniform of the king, have held
them together in the new land where they have
spent their manhood years. It is too deeply
rooted to banish and none would wish to deprive
them of their memories. But the action of these
men in giving over the outward signs of their
atirring youth that they may not appear disloyal
to the countryof their adoption should inspire
a higher quality of devotion in the younger. Grand
Army men can appreciate the situation of these
German veterans and others should know they
have given the final proof of sincere, attachment
to America, ,
Naturalization in War Time.
The status of alien enemies domiciled in a bel
ligerent country is well defined by treaties. The
United States has always been most scrupulous
in the observation of its obligations in this di
rection and has ho disposition to work hardship
on citizens of an enemy who are here in a peace
ful pursuit ' Only against those who abuse the
hospitality of the nation is retribution directed.
The question of naturalization in war time has
just received an authoritative definition from the
federal circuit court of appeals sitting m New
York. It is there held that a German who had
taken out his second papers prior to the declara
tion of war is entitled to take the final oath and
become a citizen.
Thil decision is in line with reason. It gives
full consideration . to the man who seriously in
tended acquiring citizenship and works no hard
ship on those' who seek naturalization only after
a state of war is recognized. Many aliens,' long
resident in this country, have neglected or dis
dained to become citizens, but on the eve of war
have (ought to escape from possible internment
through naturalization. This is properly denied
them, for to grant them the boon they seek
would be to cheapen its quality. When peace is
established they have their opportunity again to
knock for admission to the sanctuary of citizen
Citizenship in the United States is beyond
price, but is extended to all worthy persons who
properly seek it' It is entitled to full protec
tion, however, and is rightly denied to those who
desire it only under stress. Enemy aliens will
get every consideration consistent with our na
tional safety and can ask for no more. '
Bluing National Wast. , , ,
' If the people of the United States were put on
trial before an impartial jury, charged with gross,
criminal or inexcusable waste, very few would
escape conviction on the first ballot. Waste is a
conspicuous national sin. Individually and col
lectively we are grievoua sinners against the opu
lence of nature, heedless hitherto of the certainty
of repentance. We are now awakening to the mag
nitude of our wasteful offenses and brought
aharply to the forks of the road where the choice
lays between strict economy or the pinch of dis
tress. . : )
The problem of conserving the food supply
of the country, so far as it concerns the home
directly, may be safely left with housekeepers.
The shrunken power of the dollar makes reform
and economy at the table compulsory. Other
forma of waste for which men are chiefly re
sponsible require equally earnest attention. No
visible progress in the aggregate is made if the
country increases its resources in one direction
and carelessly permits destruction in another.
Practically that is the result of the growing num
ber of preventable fires in this country.
Fire lossea for the first three months of this
year far exceed the records of 1915-16 for the
same period. In 1915 fire losses totaled $182,000,
000 and in 1916 $231,000,000. Analysis shows that
21 per cent of the fires of 1915 were strictly pre
ventable, 38 per cent partly preventable and 41
per cent classed , as "unknown origin," no doubt
many being preventable fires.. Sixteen per cent
of Nebraska fires of that year were preventable,
57 per cent partly preventable and 27 per cent in
the mystery class.
" Fire losses are among the largest sources of
economic waste that afflicts the national house
hold, i At least one-half of the milliona burned up
might be saved by reasonable care and attention
to ordinary safeguards. In mobilizing the re
sources bf the country for increased production
and prevention of waste this blazing national peril
ahould be embraced in the field of operation.
Be Victor Boaearater
' Not long ago I commented in this column
upon what struck me as an exhibition of the
contrariness of events reflected in two news
items that came over the wires the same day,
one describing a former classmate of mine, now
a Johns Hopkins professor, as playing ring
leader of a bunch of riotous students bent on
breaking up a peace meeting, and the other
telling how another friend, a self-avowed militant
suffragette, was to have charge of peace head
quarters opened in Washington. The reference
seems to have secured attention at the university,
for I have a letter from Thomas R. Hall who
is still the registrar there, as he was when I at
tended, written to set me right, and in fairness
what he says should be given here:
"I think it is due Prof. Latane, to inform you
that he was not cpnnected with the riot nor
was Prof. Wood. They both went to' the meet
ing in the capacity of auditors; they were
unable to get in and it was while they were
standing at the front of the building that the
disorder occurred. They had no connection
whatever with it It was not an outbreak of
Hopkins students and professors. The news
paper account was greatly exaggerated."
I need hardly add that I am glad to Stand
corrected, and hope that in so doing I may at the
same time correct any wrong impression created
by my adversion to the report of the incident.
The late T. J. Mahoney, whose sudden death
was announced this week from Washington, had
an active part in many public and political move
ments about which much could be written, but
one thing he did can never be undone and that is
his part in breaking the ice for big law fees pre
viously almost unknown to members of the local
bar. The era of handsome earnings for lawyers
practicing in our courts dates from the famous
Creighton will cases that determined the distri
bution of the wealthy philanthropist's estate. As
attorney for the beneficiary institutions Mr. Ma
honey astonished every one by putting in a bill
for $75,000, which I am told was finally com
promised for about $67,000, and the attorney rep
resenting the executors was allowed some $45,000.
"That was the start of decent fees for lawyers
here," remarked a well known attorney fully con
versant with the facts. "Why, with the exception
of one or two rare instances, a lawyer's fee of
more than $1,000 was unheard of in Omaha he
fore that time. A thousand-dollar fee called for
a jubilation and whenever it became known that
anyone had drawn such an emolument, he was in
duty bound to call in his fellow attorneys for a
feast around the table at the Henshaw hotel,
where he was duly toasted and congratulated
upon his good fortune. Since then lawyer's fees
in Omaha have been more on a par with those in
other big cities."
Spring housecleaning in one of the offices in the
city hall uncovered some old sample ballots going
back to contests of only a few years ago, yet al
ready now almost forgotten. One is for the city
election of the year 1900 at the top of which is
the name of Frank E, Moores, for mayor, labeled
"republican," running against William S. Popple
ton, labeled "democrat, people's independent and
silver republican." In the Same election. Tom"
Flynn was trying to head off William H. Elboum
for city clerk. Ernest Mertens wanted to dis
lodge A. H., Hennings for treasurer. Charlie
Withnell was running against John N. West-
berg for comptroller, and William Fleming against
rrea j. sackett lor tax commissioner. At . the
bottom of the ballot is a proposition to vote
$3,000,000 in bonds to buy the waterworks (for
which we afterwards paid nearly six and half
millions,), a propositipn to vote $25,000 for inter
section paving bonds and $75,000 for sewer bonds.
Another ballot gives the layout of the fall
r ivw " Tt. rr
cictuuii ot 7V wmi juitn n. ivucKcy ncauing
the republican ticket for governor against William
H. Thompson, nominated by the democrats and
peoples' independents, the silver republican label
having fallen by the wayside. That was the year
our now Senator Hitchcock unhorsed Congress
man Mercer, the year R. B. Howell was commis
sioned state senator, the year James P. Enelish
was chosen county attorney over A. W. Jefferis
and the year Henry a. McDonald outran Charles
O. Lobeck for county commissioner.
Still another ballot, going back I ' think to
1899, is in blanket form and embellished like a
child's picture book, with party emblems over
each column. There is a fine eagle for the re
publicans, a farm house for the populists, a
strutting rooster for the democrats, a cracked
liberty bell for the silver republicans, a rose for
the prohibitionists and a five-pointed star for the
gold democrats. It is all very interesting to those
whose memories go back that far and must cer
tainly seem very curious to the new crop of
voters, who have since come upon the ac:nes.
The big deais in real estate at Fifteenth and
Douglas streets, with their prospective new build
ings there, recall that Fifteenth and Douglas was
the heart of Omaha's business district before
Sixteenth and Farnam streets laid claim to that
distinction. The popular drug store and soda
water dispensary, in every city always at the
very center, was in the Creighton block corner
and run by Norman A. Kuhn, and it was the
"Meet-me" place of the town. For years the
Kuhn drug store easily ranked first and served as
the training school for ambitious drug clerks, who
later branched forth with stores of their own,
some of them running the leading drug stores of
the city today. When Kuhn took the swell trade,
I believe he captured it from the Saxe drug store,
located in the street floor corner of the old Boyd's
opera house at Fifteenth and Farnam streets.
People and Events
Th lot. Tr.hn r. Tnt,f,.nn Ph;tuiM,;. i,.
mous lawyer, achieved the distinction of pulling7
j . rnnnnA t. m fi
own two ices oi $juu,uw eacn during nis mc
time. Eighteen women have been commissioned by
Governor Capper to beat up the bushes of Kan
sas for naval recruits. Eligible young men might
as well throw up their hands on sight. Salt water
ia the one escape from hot water. 1
The reserve forces of Farmer Henry Rhinas
of Mulligan Hill, N. J., consisting of seven husky
daughters, have been mobilized and equipped for
planting, cultivating and harvesting a bumper crop
this year. Male slackers or serenaders hovering
in that vicinity are cautioned to keep beyond reach
of the dog.
Patriotism of the militant order blooms in
Milwaukee. One divorcee publicly offers to re
lease her former spouse from all future payments
of alimony if he will enlist and serve his coun
try. The example commends itself to general use.
Alimony loss is insignificant to ex-wives beside
the knowledge that the shaken party can do some
thing worth while, i -
Can women shoot straight? Well, why not?
Shooting straight is a matter of practice. The
Women's Revolver league of Bayonne, N. J., prac
ticed a bit and at its recent spring shooting
match put up scores ranging from 85 to 94 out of
a possible 120. Regular service revolvers were
used on a three-inch target fifteen feet distant
The shooters are preparing for home defense. . .
Henry Ford's mother was born in Cork. Nat
urally the auto magnate has a soft spot for moth
er's town and plans to build an auto factory there.
British rivals are working the hammer, but Henry
is going ahead with his usual vim. He has the
goods, the grit and the money, too, and proposes
to pay a wage of $2.50 a day where $3 a week is
the common standard. Industrial progress is Ire
land's greatest need and Ford is the right party
to start progress in that line. , Men of his stamp
could make Ireland independent and a hive of in
swjswrya asiaW Ml aa.'. M
Proverb for the Day. ,
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
One Tear Ago Today In the War. '
French repelled four assaults at
German forelim minister consulted
Ambassador Gerard regarding United
British naval patrol boat sank Ger
man auxiliary trying to land Sir Roger
Casement In Ireland.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
Lyle Dickey haa gone to Topeka on
a matrimonial mission. He will wed
Miss May Williams of that city, for
whom he is building a new house on
Grove street west of Judge Dundy's.
Mrs. Koliins Kelly gavels, tea and
donkey party to a number of her
friends, at which the misdirected ef-
forts of a reverend gentleman In em
bellishing a portion of the donkey'a
anatomy kept the company In a hilari
ous condition at the expense of cler
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Rosewater
and child have left for an extended
trip along the Pacific .coast.
Mrs. Will Wood, formerly Miss
Marie James of Council Bluff a, la the
guest of Mrs. Doctor Coffman.
, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Barton enter
tained at dinner Judge and Mrs. Sav
age, General and Mrs. Hawkins, Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Barker and General
and Mrs. Dandy.
N. C. Copeland of the Union Pacific
haa removed from 1814 Webster to a
cozy home In South Omaha,
Mr. and Mrs. W, O. Taylor gave a
small dinner party, entertaining the
following: Misses Knight, McCpnnell,
Isaacs, Messrs. Btebbings, Knight Tilt
son. Strong and Chase.
H. C. Stuht has left for Japan.
This Day in History.
17B8 Sir Alexander Cochrane, the
British admiral who ordered the de
struction of Washington, born in Eng
land. Died In Paris, January 26, 1832.
1776 The Provincial Congress re
solved to raise an army of 30,000 men.
177S North Carolina authorized
her delegates to subscribe to a decla
ration of independence.
1793 Washington issued a proci
lamation of neutrality in the war .be
tween France and England.
1855 Chicago placed under mar
tial law in consequence of riots over
the enforcement of the liquor prohibi
1861 Main legislature provided
for ten regiments of volunteers for the
federal army., . . .......
1867 Md. Hodsman crossed the
Irish channel from Dublin to England
in a balloon.
1880 Lord Beaconsfleld (Benjamin
Disraeli) resigned the British pre
miership. : 1892 The president proclaimed a
renewal of the modus Vivendi as be
tween the United States and Great
Britain in the Bering Sea.
1898 President McKinley pro
claimed a blockade of Cuban ports.
The Day We Celebrate. ", ....
Ed P. 'Berryman is celebrating his
nfty-flfth birthday today, He has been
a member of ex-Governor Shallen
berger's sta(f and made one unsuccess
ful attempt, to .beat "Mayor" ijim to
his Job. .
Major Dennis E. Nolan, member of
the general staft of the United States
army, born in New York, forty-five
years ago today.
Miles Poindexter, United States
senator from Washington, born at
Memphis, Tenn., forty-nine years ago
today. fc- .
Bishop William F. Anderson of the
Methodist Episcopal church born at
Morgantown, W. Va, fifty-seven years
John A. Moon, representative to
congress of the Third Tennessee dis
trict born In Albemarle county, Vir
ginia, sixty-two years ago today.
Richard W. (Rube) Marquard,
pitcher of the Brooklyn National
league base ball team, born In Cleve
land twenty-eight years ago today. .
Timely Jottings and Reminders.' '.
Nation-wide observance of "Hu
By gubernatorial proclamation the
week beginning today Is to be ob
served as "cleanup week" throughout
the states of Iowa and Indiana.
A great parade of th Cathollo so
cieties of the Brooklyn diocese Is to
be held today in celebration of the
silver Jubilee of Bishop Charles B. Mc
Donnell. The widespread and successful na
tional negro health week campaign,
inaugurated by the late Booker T.
Washington In 1916, Is to be repeated
during f he week beginning today.
Storyette of the Day.
A gentleman in Cincinnati employs
two negroes to work on his rather ex
tensive gardens, which he personally
oversees. One morning Sam did not
"Where Is Sam, George?" he asked.'
"In de hospital, sah."
"In the hospital? Why, how In the
world did that happen?" ' .
"Well. Sam, he been a'tellln' me
ev'y mo'nin foh ten yeahs he gwlne to
lick his wife 'cause o' her naffo-in'."
"Well?" t n
"Well, yestiddy she done ovahheah
him. Da's all." Ladles' Home Journal.
AROUND THE CITIES.
HERE AND THERE.
In Pittabursh the Janitors of aona of tho
high buildinga ralat ebickena on tha roof.
Than ara about 15.000,000 fur fait hats
made in tha United Statea each year, and
abqut 7,000.000 wool fait onea.
If the wind la In the right direction, a
ort of eold etnell sivea aailora warning
of the proximity of an iceberg.
Ruaala haa a land area of 197.156,587
verata, equal to (,417,118 Engllth aguare
milea. or one-eeventu of the land aurface of
Shotgun cartridge wada made In France
from granulated cork are aaid to leaaen the
recoil of guna In which they are need with
out Impairing their efficiency.
The government of New South Walea' la
having timber grown In that atate teated
to learn If it will produce a aatletactory
wood pulp for papermaking. ... .
The uae of aulphate of oilde on aiurahlum
ware tn order to produce inaulation for elec
trical purpoaea ia being adopted, and the pro
eeao la now being applied to copper wire.
- The yate, which ia one of the hard wooda
of Australia, aeema , to be the atrongeat
timber known, with an average tenaile
strength of 24.000 pounda to- tha anuara
Inch, which approachea- iron. . '
In her eonatant efforts to make new
millionairea' wivea out of old onea, Dorothy
Gray, New York maaeetue, has developed
velvety tittle mounda of fleah in tha tips
of her Angara. She haa insured them for
The oldest man In Loulalana la dead In
the person of John Shay, aged lift yeera,
who waa born In County Kerry, Ireland,
served in the civil war aa a union quarter
master, and then settled down in the Sunny
Straw hate are blooming in Salt Lake
Chicago slackers' week before last touched
the high aeore since the rush for Immunity
permits began. Marriage licensee reached a
total of 2.S88.
Sioux City bakers are now marketing a
alxteen-ounee loaf for 10 eenta, and have
cut out the 5-cent mouthful. A year ago
the same weight of bread coat 6 eenta.
While the stock held out, a Denver mer
chant did a boom business selling hot ta-
males soaked In boose. The lineup excited
the curiosity of a eop, and business slumped
St Joe'a vacant lot gardening boosters
have 1,000 In ehape for spring planting,
double the number uaed last year. The num
ber of persons, young and old, ready to dig.
equals the aupply of lots.
The public forum in the county building
at Minneapolis has been closed up, aa a war
measure. Too much talk on war threatened
the peace of the meetings, and locking the
doors promoted Individual safety.
The festive jitney of bygone yeara sur
vives in Sioux City, defying the hammer
knocka of traction enemiea. Qnly aeven
licenaea have been issued so far this year,
half the number -of jitneers doing business
a year ago.
SOME WAR-TIME FACTS.
Boatswains ara the chief seamen on board
vesssls of tho navy and actually direct
me operationa ox the deck force.
Any portion of the cavalry force of the
army may. be Srmed and drilled as infantry.
or dismounted cavalry, at the diaeretion
of the president.
As an incident of the exercise of bellig
erent rights, the president may form mili
tary and civil governments in the territory
of the enemy occupied by the armies of the
Army regulations entitle a major-general
to wear two rows of nine buttons each on
the breast of his dress coat which la one
button more in each row than a brigadier
general la permitted to wear.
The regulation garrison flag of the United
States army is thirty-six by twenty feet, and
is hoisted only on holidays and special oc
casions. At all other times It Is customary
to uss the post flag, which la twenty by
The preaident by and wHh the advice
and eonaent of the aenate, may, In time
of war, confer eommiisiont by brevet upon
commissioned officers of the arm? for dia
tiniroishtd conduct and public service in
presence of tho enemy.
Offieen and privates of the various
branches of the military service may most
easily be distinguished by tho difference in
tho color scheme of their uniforms, particu
larly the shoulder straps and facings. That
for the staff corps is dark blue, as well
aa for general officers; engineers, scarlet
piped with white; -signal corps, orange piped
with white; ordnance department, black
piped with scarlet; medical corps, maroon;
quartermaster's department, buff ; cavalry,
yellow, and the Infantry, light blue.
"Mamma," said Elsie, ' "I do hope omj
Dutrhmun will marry me when I grow up
"Why a Dutchman, dear?" '
" 'Cause I would so like to be a duchess
mamma." Boston Transcript.
"What la breatt worth today?" she ask-4
pointing to a loaf about the sixe of 4 bis
cuit. "Worth about two cunts, lady," respond
the truthful grocer, "but. we're charginj
"Sir," said the fair eanvanser, "I am sell
ing stock In a peach orchard."
"Are you a fair sample of the output?
he Inquired. "If so, I think I'll Invest."--Kansas
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"I suppose a great many ask for infer
mat ion who have no idea of taking a train?
"Yes." aatd the weary official. "When
some people spy a free bureau of informa
tion there's a strong temptation- to stock .
up." Louisville Courier-Journal.
School Teacher (to little boy) If a farmef
raised 1,700 bushels of wheat and sold
it for $1.17 per bushel, what wilt he get?
Little Boy Automobile. Motordom.
THE KID HAS GONE TO THE
N. M, Herahell, in Indianapolis Kewi.
The Kid has gone to the Colors ,
And we don't know what io say;
The Kid we have loved and cuddled
Stepped out for the Flag today. .
We thought him a child, a baby
With never a care at all.
But his country called him mansi
And the Kid has heard tho call. . 1
He pauaed to watch the recruiting.
Where, fired by the fife and drum.
Ha bowed his bead to Old Glory
And thought that It whispered: "Cornel"
The Kid, not being a slacker,
Stood forth with patriot-joy
To add his name to the roster
And God, we're proud of the boy!
The Kid ha gone to the Colors;
It seems but a little while
Since he drilled a schoolboy army
In a truly martial style. , ' V
But now he's a man, a soldier,
And we lend him listening ear.
For his heart Is a heart all loyal,
Unscourged by the curse of fear.
His' dad, when he told him, shuddered,
His mother God bless berl--oried;
Tet, blest with a mother-nature,
She wept with a mother-pride.
But be whose old shoulders straightened
Was Granddad for memory ran
To years when he, too, a youngster,
was cnangea by tne Flag to a man I
Mason & Hamlin Headquarters
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HIGH-GRADE PIANOS THAN ANT CON
CERN IN THE MIDDLE WEST y-- !
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! The large line we carry consists, of pianos Of
standing, with long years of reputation back of
them. These artistic and thoroughly dependable
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the most careful workmanship, combined with the
highest business intelligence. , .
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Bush & Lane
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Paul Revere's Warning j
WAS FOR -
! PROTECTION OF THE HOME
THE WARNING OF THE
j WOODMEN OF THE WORLD j
I IS ALSO EFFECTIVE
s Nearly Million Homes Are) Protected Against Want,
I IS YOURS IF NOT 1
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4 J. T.YATES, - W. A. FRASER, .
5 ' Soreraign Clerk. ' Sovereign Commander.
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