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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, APRIL 23, 1917.
The Omaha Bee
DAILY (MORNING) EVENING-SUNDAY
FOUNDED BY EDWARD EOSEWATEK
VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR
THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY, PROPR1BTOR.
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iviuiema, urouiaiioa jaanaior.
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to taeea. AdaVeee caanie aa afiam aa raejiiaates.
Cheer up! Indiana pledges bumper crop of
melons. Could patriotism promise more?
. And London is eating bread made from Ne
braska flour at less cost than does Omaha.
Alternate rains and sunshine will do more
good for the farms than many tons of advice.
Maybe after the legislature is gone the good
people of Lincoln won't miss the street cars so
It should be noted for the benefit of pessimists
that flag makers are able to sit up and look
Whoever makes a potato patch grow where
none grew before benefits mankind and makes
a hostage of fortune.
AH - grades of patriots bloom In Gotham.
Some raisa the roof with hot ssir, others plant
gardens on the roofs. '
The correspondent who suggests that farmers
concentrate their efforts on beans evidently recalls
how Grant's army was fed.
Hoarders of food no doubt wave the flag of
patriotism. It is not the first time that greed
sheltered itself under the flag.
One department of the government urges
economy, snother deplores too much of it. Let
the political cooks get together end specify the
The chances of the government "throwing
business out of joint" is not near as dangerous as
the gamble of nonproducera on the necessities
of the nation. Stick a pin there.
"Nutty, but honest" a nifty motto, artistically
laundered and fit to hang on the washline of
legislative history. By the way, what did the
lawmakers do to the laundrymen?
The Turk has found time from other pressing
matters to notify the United States of his sever
ance of diplomatic relations with us. In time
they will be restored, but on a decidedly new
Price fixing by the government may not be
effective in producing another bushel of grain,
but it will head off the accumulation of many un
earned millions by men who stand between the
roduter and consumer. ' ',
, Another blow has fallen. Turkey cuts loose
from the United States, The rudeness of the
parting is lightened somewhat by the prospect of
Generals Murray and Maude plucking some of the
leathers beyond our present reach.
The grain dealer who aaya the farmers will
heed only the call ofhigh prices doesn't give
them credit with either patriotism or foresight.
Happily for the country, all its affairs are not
regulated by the grain gamblers.
One ultimatum more or leas will make little
difference to the kaiser; he has other things to
think about just now, such as the riots at Madge
burg and Berlin. A note from an American re
public won't add much to his worries,
With the safe arrival of Mr. Arthur J. Balfour
and others of the British commission, a great
deal of the apprehension caused by the possible
presence of U-boats off our shores has disap
peared. When the French delegation lands the
greatest of modern war councils will be held at
Back of National Advertising
By Clinton L. Olivtr
Back of National Advertising there must be
Quality, Service, Price. i
Manufacturers have long ago learned that ad
vertising will not sell goods that do not have
quality. Neither will advertising aell gooda "re
gardless of price." If there is anything lacking
in Service the article gives to the consumer there
will be no profit from the advertising.
The question has been asked: "Who pays
The answer is "Nobody." The cost of ad
, vertisins is absorbed.
By advertising the manufacturer gets a wider
distribution. His volume is increased and with
increasing volume the ratio of cost decreases.
With decreasing costs the goods can be aold on a
closer margin and thus the consumer is Not taxed
for the advertising:.
If a packer employe all his expensive organi
zation and machinery to cure 100 hama the cost
of those hams would be so great no ordinary per
son tould buy them. But if the Dicker uses his
expensive equipment to cure a million hama the
cost per nam is small ana ne is permitted to sell
to the consumer at a tair price.
The packer gets his distribution and consumD'
tion through advertising of one kind or another.
The more people who know about his hams, if
. thev have quality, the greater the demand and the
greater the production with its rapidly decreasing
ratio ot cost.
With a rapidly moving product, backed by
service, the retailer needs a smaller stock that
turns often. The oftener it turns the more money
ne makes on nis investment ana the cheaper he
Back of National Advertising there is advan
tage to manufacturer, retailer and consumer. Na
tional Advertising is a sane and logical oroDosi
tion. It is fair to alt because it has back of it
, Quality, Service, Price. No advertised article has
ever aucceeded on the market unless it has all
Arbor Day: Its Possibilities.
No Nebraskan builded himself a more endur
ing monument than did Julius Sterling Morton,
the father of Arbor day. It is true that trees
had been planted in the state before he took up
the work he carried on so enthusiastically; and
it is perhaps also true that trees would yet have
been planted in the state if he had never seen
Nebraska. But it is true that he devoted much
of his time and genius for energetic leadership
to propagating the idea of tree planting, and that
through his efforts the day was set apart as a
legal holiday on which all the people of the state
are adjured to plant trees. Spreading throughout
the union, the observation is ifow general, and
so long as trees wave in the breezes, so long as
their leafy crowns cast a grateful shade for man
and beast, so long as birds can nest in their
branches, so long as the weary earth is blessed
by the presence of pleasant groves, so long will
the work of this man endure.
But Nebraska has not exhausted the possi
bilities of Arbor day. It it not enough that treea
be planted for ornamentation, or for protection
against the wind and weather. In time the fuller
meaning of the injunction to plant trees wilt come
to the people of the state. Then another valuable
crop will be added to the list of Nebraska I
sources of wealth. Until the waste places of the
state are covered with the growth of wood they
properly should bear, Arbor day is not being
observed as it should be. Nebraskan s will realize
thia in time.
Individual Rights and Public Welfare.
The Bee has a letter from an anonymous cor
respondent at Lincoln, in which the writer says:
"I have always lawfully opposed the administra
tion of President Wilson on the war question and
shall continue to do so. What do you mean by
country, any way It is nothing apart from me.
In abort, my view of the affairs of this nation
enter Into consideration just as much aa my
fellow citizen's view."
More of fallacy acarcely could be expressed in
so few words. The writer admits the weakness
of his position by concealing his name because,
he says, "of the malicious inferences placed there
on because of its Germanic origin." He cannot
now lawfully oppose the president on the war
question; a state of war has been declared by
the congress of the United States, an action that
has the force and effect of law, and which brings
into operation all the machinery of the law re
quired to support the authority, dignity and
safety of the nation in war. Those who preach
opposition do so at their peril.
If the writer, apparently an educated man,
does not know what Is meant by "country" he
has wasted the time he spent in study. If he
is of the opinion that he owes the country noth
ing in return for all the advantages, opportunities
and privileges it has bestowed upon him, he does
not deserve to share them, as he apparently has,
with others who are willing to sacrifice that the
future may be made secure for tha enjoyment
of alt the blessings of free government.
His own views are entitled to full considers
tion before the vote is taken; after that he must
conform to the decision of the people. He may
retain his own opinion and hold the majority to
be wrong; none can gainsay him that satisfaction,
if it be h satisfaction, but his actions as a citizen
must be within the limits laid down by his fel
low citizens for the government of all. He can
not escape that
Finally, if he be a citizen of the United States,
he is unworthy if he cannot feel the solemn im
port of these word oi the president: "The su
preme test of the lotion, has come. We tnuitl
all speak, act and serve together." .
Great Britain's "Willful Men."
John Bull has his own troubles with "willful
men," which in their way are as serious as those
encountered by our president. Two of these are
just now coming in for consideration by the press
of the United Kingdom Mr, John Redmond and
Sir Edward Carson. English newspapers insist
that a word from Carson would end the home
rule strife, while some advise that Redmond
might with equal grace defer the confess until
after the world war is ended. The New Age of
London charges that Carson and his Ulsterites
are keeping half a million men at home who are
needed in the trenches. The ramifications of
home rule are too extensive to be followed here,
but the opinion ia likely to prevail that neither
the one side nor the other will lose a great deal
through foregoing final action until the more im
portant engagement In France is brought nearer
to decision. The battle of the Boyne does not loom
nearly so big as does the spring drive now in
progress. Americans, who are going to war for
a principle, may through Irish bickerings be
brought to say with Mercutio: "A plague on
both your houses 1"
i Revenge of the Rooster.
Nature's laws operate with inexorable cer
tainty ind for any infraction she exacts a pen
alty that must be paid. This fact is just now be
ing forced home on some enthusiasts whose zeal
for "service" exceeded good judgment. A year
ago some inspired Individual over in Illinois lifted
"the slogan, "Swat the rooster!" his plan being that
non-vitalized eggs kept better in storage. Accord
ingly the rooster was swatted and the big refrig
erators were filled with eggs that will not hatch.
Now comes the same man, or one of his kind,
and calls for more chickens, insisting that it is
possible to add 100,000,000 pounds of poultry to
the meat supply. The trouble is, we can't have
chickens without roosters. Chanticler's service
extends beyond his matutinal duty of crowing
the sun out of bed and without him the old ques
tion of precedence between the egg and the
chicken falls into nothing. Interfering with the
plans of old Dame Nature for the perpetuation
of life is folly; co-operation may be beneficial,
but any attempt to repeal her regulations is apt
to end in failure.
Various reasons are given for the enhanced
pricea of sugar and restricted sales. Demand and
crop shortage are the main excuses. The former
has some foundation, the latter none. Reports to
the Wall Street Journal show that the cane crop
of Cuba, the dominant producer, ia greater by
400,000 bags than the output of 1916. The ex
planation is not reduced production, but in more
compact control of the crop, a fact evidenced in
the boom in Cuban sugar shares. They drip with
Despite the disturbance of war and the
havoc of submarines and mines, the leading steam
ship company of England last year cleared up a
net gain of 33 per cent. A 15 per cent melon
pulled from the verboten zone affords consider
able solace for Britishers in trying times.
The Department of Agriculture
IX. From Farm to Table
By Frederic J. Haskin
Washington, April 20. A few' days ago half
a dozen men from Chicago paid a quiet visit to
the secretary of agriculture. The little call was
arranged by Julius Rosenwald of the Council of
National Defense, and the half dozen Chicago
men represented the biggest meat packing in
dustry in the world. They suggested that the
Department of Agriculture should supervise their
billion-dollar business during the period of the
emergency, and if necessary, fix maximum and
minimum meat prices. The results of that sug
gestion still lie in the future, and they may welt
be enormously important.
It will come as news to many Americans that
the department has already the adequate founda
tions tor a system which could lar more readily
take over the national problem of food require
ments and supply than any other organization
in the country. The machinery of this system
is largely concentrated in the office of markets
and rural organization; and the chief of this office
himself is authority for the statement that not so
long ago there were men to be found in positions
of high authority, who had never even hard of
it. Yet this office already has a nation-wide sys
tem of information covering the meat supply and
the movement of most of the more perishable
foodstuffs; it has collected the most competent
staff of experts in marketing and distribution to
be found anywhere; and with the help of some
enlargements in its force it could furnish within
a short time an accurate statement of all the
available commercial supply of food in the United
The office of markets is little known com
pared to some of the other bureaus of the De-
fartment of Agriculture, because it is so young,
t is the latest addition to the department, and
even before the war emergency, it was growing
at a great rate. The first provision for any work
of the kind was made in 1913, when congress ap
propriated $50,000 for the purpose. The growth
of the work is shown by the fact that the income
of the office for the coming year will be $1,700
000, exclusive of any additional funds that may be
voted for emergency work.
The office of markets keeps in touch with the!
the food supply through several channels. It con
ducts a market news service by mail and tele
graph, which is the only thing of its kind main
tained by any government, This news service
keeps track by wire of the movement of every
car of perishable foodstuffs, such as potatoes and
onions, in the country. Since the first of the year
a telegraphic news service on the shipments of
live stock and the conditions at all the principal
live atock markets has been operated. The in
formation gathered by these services is sent free
to any one interested by mail, or it is furnished
by telegraph to anyone who cares to pay the
telegraph charges. A special force at headquar
tera works alt night sending out the daily tele
Reports for the market news service are re
ceived largely from railroad division superin
tendents. In 1916 the news service only covered
the more important fruits and vegetables, but
reports were received from 665 division super
intendents, representing 225,000 miles of railroad.
Reports were received from every railroad, which
handled carload lots of the fruits and vegetables
covered by the service. At the height of the
season, as many as 230 superintendents were re
porting at one time. There is no law compelling
the railroads to furnish such information to the
government, but the roads have shown themselves
very willing to co-operate.
The value of auch a market new service
lies in what it can do for the farmer and the
ultimate consumer. It steadies prices and elimi
nates waste. The distribution system for farm
products has become enormously complex, and
no single farmer or association of farmers can
tell where their goods are needed. As a result,
without accurate information, some markets are
flooded, and others are left short. In the flooded
markets, the perishable products rot and decay;
in the short markets, the shortage makes the
consumer pay extravagant prices for fruits and
vegetables that are rotting in some other city a
icw nunarea miles away. 1 he whole object of
the news service is to SDread broadcast thr
sary information about the supply in every im
portant city. The cantaloupe growers in the Im
perial Valley of California alone estimate that
the news service saved them $250,000 in one sea
aon. The Bermuda onion growers of Texas say
the service was worth a million dollars to them
in a single year.
The office of markets has been at work col
lecting and distributing information on the total
amount of food held in cold storage throughout
the United States. The co-operation of 1J450
meat-packing cold storage houses has already
oeen enlisted, ineie nouses represent 98 per
cent of the total capacity of their class in the
country. . Figures are being compiled that will
tell the total cold storage capacity of all the
planta of this nature in the country, and of can
ning factories and general foodstuff warehouses
as well. A list of factories which 'manufacture
all the substitute fat products, such as oleomar
garine and compound lard is being prepared. The
value of such information in case of a centralized
control of the nation's food is very clear. It
should not be forgotten that one of the biggest
meat packera in the world predicted that if the
war lasts a year, we may well have to put in
force a system of meat-cards such as are used in
Between the highly organized system for
estimating the yield of farm products, which is
operated by the Bureau of Crop Estimates and
the machinery of marketing and distribution
available in the office of markets, the nation is
better prepared for national control of the food
supply than most people realize. Surh control may
not become necessary, but this is a time to take
atock of preparedness for any emergency.
Our Fighting Men
Colonel John Biddle, who delivers the diplo
mas to the graduates of the United States Mili
tary academy, has been superintendent of the
West Point institution since the early part of last
year. Few officer of the army are more widely
known than Colonel Biddle. He is a native of
Detroit and a graduate of West Point in the class
of 1881. His entire service has been in the engi
neer corps. Two years after his graduation he
was appointed a first lieutenant in the corps and
was for a while connected with the Department
of Dakota. At the outbreak of the Spanish war
he was appointed a lieutenant colonel of volun
teers nad was assigned as chief engineer on Gen
eral Wilson's staff in the First and Sixth army
corps. In 1902 he accompanied General Wilson
to England as one of the military representatives
of this country at the coronation of King
Augustus F. Fechteler.
Rear Admiral Augustus F. Fechteler, who
commands one of the divisions of the Atlantic
fleet, is 60 year old and a native of Germany.
In early youth he accompanied his parents to
New York and at the age of 16 entered the Naval
academy. Following graduation he went through
the usual routine of alternate shore and sea duty.
In the war with Spain he was one of the senior
officers of the monitor Monterey. Soon after his
promotion to a captaincy the dreadnought South
Carolina was completed, and the command of that
vessel which waa one of the pioneer "all-big-gun"
ships of the United States navy, was assigned to
him. Admiral fechteler is heia in tne nigncst
estimation by Secretary Daniels, and has been
consulted on many occasions by the secretary on
imnortant mattera of the naval administration.
I Albert Gleavea. .
raaajajyngIFx w m m
Proverb for the Day.
A stream cannot rlae higher than
One Tear Ago Today In the War.
Uermans captured trench near Hau
court, Verdun region.
Juliana defeated Austrlans in fierce
engagement on Carso front.
Russians and Turks both reported
aucceses on Caucasus front.
Turks destroyed Btltish camp near
8ues canal, taking 300 prisoners.
In Omaha Thirty Yrnrs Ago.
The wall paper dealers held a se
cret meeting in the - store of T. J.
Beard & Company, of Douglas street,
to discuss the demands of the paper
hangers who want higher wages.
Booth as "Richelieu" transported a
large audience at Boyd's theatre.
A team of horses attached to an ex
press wagon ran rapidly south on
Tenth St. and when opposite John
Bell's drug store demolished the rear
of Dr. Dysart'fl buggy, knocking the
doctor out and shaking him up pretty
Lou May, of Fremont, chairman of
the Nebraska State Fish commission,
was in town closing up some of the
affairs of the commission of last year
with Mr. B. K. B. Kennedy. Mr. May
waa city clerk of Omaha twenty-two
years ago, when Charles Brown was
Workmen are busy In South Omaha
elearing the ground and getting things
In shape for the grading down of the
hill Immediately west of the Exchange
building. The dirt will be used in
filling up the pond and the low ground
east of the yards.
The Edison system of electric light
ing has been Installed at the Paxton
hotel and an hour's Inspection of the
new lights failed to show a single de
fection in the current.
Tickets are being Issued for a raffle
of the team and wagon of Bernard
Doran, who died from Injuries sus
tained In the fall of the elevator in
Oberfelder'a building. The raffle is
for the benefit of the widow and tick
ets may be had of Morris Morrison,
P. Desmond or George Carey.
This Day In History.
1607 Henry Hudson sailed on his
nrat voyage of discovery.
1778 Captain Paul Jones destroyed
the shipping at Whitehaven, England.
1781 Americans under Colonel Lee
took Fort Watson, South Carolina,
from the British.
1789 Washington arrived at New
Tork to take the oath as president,
crossing the river in a triumphal
barge rowed by thirteen pilots dressed
18 0 Cornerstone laid for the old
state capitol at Albany, N. T.
1818 James Anthony Froude, Eng
lish historian, born. Died October
1842 Died, a prisoner in the hands
of Akbar Khan, General Elphinstone,
commander of the British forces in
1898 President McKinlev Issued a
call for 125,000 volunteers for the war
The Day We Celebrate.
Frederick C. Penneld, American
ambassador to Austria-Hungary until
the severance of dlplomatio relations,
born In Connecticut, sixty-two years
Major John McA. Palmer, member
of the general staff of the United
States army, born In Illinois, forty-
aeven years ago today.
cnauncey M. Depew, former United
States senator from New York, born
at Peeksklli, N. Y., eighty-three years
Edwin Markham, author of "The
Man With the Hoe." born at Orea-nn
City, Ore., sixty-live years ago today.
ur. Aruiur t. riaaiey, president of
Tale university, born at New Haven.
Conn., sixty-one years ago today.
vr. Bimer b. Bryan, president of
Colgate university and official head of
the Chautauqua summer schools, born
at Van Wert, O., fifty-two years ago
James Scott, pitcher of the Chicago
American league baseball team, worn
at Deadwood, S. D twenty-nine years
Tlmelji Jottings and Reminders.
Today is St. George's day, the fes
tival of England's patron saint.
Shakespearean societies throughout
the world will commemorate today
the anniversary of the birth and death
of the great poet and dramatist.
The annual congress of the General
Society, Daughters of the Revolution,
which was to have met today at Ral
eigh, has been indefinitely postponed
because of the war.
The euperdreadnought New Mexico,
a sister ship of the Pennsylvania, will
be launched this morning nt the New
York navy yard. The vessel will be
christened by Miss Margarit C. de
Baca, daughter of the late iovernor
of New Mexico.
The case of Harry J. Spanell, ac
cused of the murder of Lieutenant
Colonel Malcolm C. Butler, U. S. A.,
is to be called today at Coleman,
Texas. Spanell shot and killed his
wife and Colonel Butler in the town
of Alpine last July. In February he
was tried at San Angelo, Texas, for
the murder of his wife and acquitted.
Storyette of the Day.
During President Lincoln's first visit
to the Springfield penitentiary an old
Inmate looking out through the bars
remarked: "Woll, Mr. Lincoln, you
and I ought to be well posted on pris
ons. We've seen all there are in the
"Why, this is the first one I ever
visited," replied the chief executive,
"Yes," was the reply, "but I've been
In all the rest."
YOUR LAD AND MYLAD.
(Written ny Clara Hay Morsan, axed 14,
eighth arada pupil, Plattamouth (Neb.)
achool. With apologlea to W. D. Neablt.)
Tour lad and my lad
And how ho llvaa today
In your land and my land
And half a world away.
Tour Joy and my Joy
Hla ayaa forovar gleam:
Tour boy and my boy
Soma Hula mother's dream.
Sky blue and true blue
Hla area etui gleam aright;
Oh Ood bo hla guardian
Hla protector thru the night!
Tour lad and my lad
And may he live to be.
Aa were hla good forefathers,
A eon of liberty.
Tour hope and my hope
And may he never He,
And honor then next to hla Ood
Hla flag that wavea on high.
Tour heart and my heart
Moat breaking at the night
When "Old Olory" calle our lads
To help her win tha fight.
Tour price and my price
And oh high high It aeema
Out where "Old Olory" gleama.
Arma acbe and hearta ache
For lada gone from our aide.
But your boy and my boy
Shall aave our country'a pride.
Tour Ood and my Ood
Still rulea Hla world below.
And you're glad and I'm glad
To aend our lada 1 know.
As Between Heroes.
Somewhere, Neb., April 20. To the
Editor of the Bee: The present war,
which seems destined to involve the
whole world In Its maelstrom, was
started by a pistol shot. I would not
be so stupid as to claim that shot was
the primal cause of tne war. Tne ma
terials for conflagration were ready;
the pistol shot was the luclfer match
that set them afire. By an agreement
of the powers, Bosnia and Herzgovlnla
were under the suzerainty of Austria
Hungary. After the Russian and
Japanese war, Austria with the con
sent and backing of Germany, nnnrxed
these twi little countries to her em
pire. It is hard to conceive a luoro
hleh-handed Diece of villainy. In this
proceeding Austria took advantage of
Russia h then weakness, me two em
pires had a common purpose. Ger
many was seeking, by Austria's ab
sorption of the Balkan states which
was a progressive paralysis and her
own alliance with Turkey, to extend
Germany's sphere of influence
through Asia Minor and the valley
of the Euphrates to the Persian gulf.
Gabriel Prlnslp, the school boy who
shot Franz Fredlnand Hapsburg in
the street of Serajevo, was a Bosnian.
The facts brought out at the trial of
the slayer are as follows: The arch
duke, Frani Fredlnand, heir apparent
of Austria, and his morganatic wife,
were riding down the Btreet In an au
tomobile. Prlnzlp threw a bomb at
the archduke, which missed him. Then
the boy drew a revolver and, leaping
upon the running board of the ma
chine, fired a shot. The archduke's
wife, seeing the revolver, threw her
self between her husband and the
slayer. The first shot killed her and
the second her husband. There was
no Intention on the part of Prinzlp to
kill a woman. Let the consequences
of that act be reserved for a subse
But I will now ask a question of all
your readers: In what respect does
Gabriel Prlnzlp differ from William
Tell, except that one nsed a bow and
arrow and the other a revolver?
When Tell killed Gessler, Austria was
seeking to absorb some of the 8wlss
cantons. When Prlnzlp shot the
Hapsburg, Austria had absorbed his
native land. I am not Justifying as
sassination; I am not saying that
either Tell or Prinsip did right; I am
not saying that tyrannicide is ever
Justified. But I beg leave to call to
your attention, what you already
know; For 500 years Tell has been ap
plauded as a hero. His name is a syn
onym for patriotism. Germany's sec
ond greatest poet has made him the
hero of a drama that will live as long
as human language endures. The
Scotch poet, Campbell, has hardly
been less eloquent in his praise.
James Sheridan Knowles wrote a
tragedy with Tell for hero. It Is sec
ond to Schiller, but great enough to
immortalize its author. At Altorf,
Canton Uri, Switzerland, a life-sized
statue of Tell stands on a pedestal,
Man or myth, Tell has been an Ideal
for f.ve' centuries. But Prinzip has
been condemned as a feloiw
. DER HEIOE.
Colonels and Others Who Serve.
Sedgwick, Colo., April 20. To the
Editor of Tha Bee: Isn't It a bit
funny? Colonels Roosevelt and Bry
an chase up the White House steps
and "offer our services" to-the coun
try "in the most humble capacity"
and yet give the recruiting offices the
glassy eye. Little Tommy Jones of
Krlckton don't worry about making
a bid for his services to the president,
but is sincerity Itself and chalks the
mark as a soldier should, thinking
only of his country. Unheard-of
Billy Smith, late of the regular army,
trained to discipline, maneuvers and
ail that enters into the science of war,
again humbly and dutifully and loy
ally takes his place In the -anks with
out annoying the chief of the army
and navy, much less thinking about It,
yet with ability to show them all
tricks and Just as bravo and as com
manding if given opportunity. The
colonels are as usual playing to the
first page. Each has learned the trade
of publicity so well that each ought to
stick to his last and leave the real
skill of warfare to the little Tommy
Joneses and unknown-of Billy Smiths
to practically fitted soldiers not to
mere agitators with simply a political
past. We'll all take their word for
their valor. . EP A. FRY.
Storyette of the Day.
Little Doris Is very polite. The other
day she offered her aunt a share of
"Will you have a sugared almond,
Aunt Mary?" she asked, sweetly, at
the same time tendering the paper
"Thank you, I will," replied Her
aunt. And as she was particular what
she ate she selected a white one.
"Auntie," said little Doris, "do you
know the difference between the pink
and the white almonds?"
"No, dear," said auntie with a kind
"Well, I'll tell you," explained
Doris. "They were all pink once, and
I sucked all the pink off the white
ones. Didn't I do It nicely?" Youth's
The Wood Lk Stockman, Elmtr L.
Howtll, editor, has moved into it new
M. J. Romlf hat eueceeded H. U Will
n editor and rublliher of the NeHgh
Editor R. Jeff Taylor, of the Winnebago
Chieftain, has placed an order for a line
graph to enable him to care for hi rap
idly increasing business.
Oxford Standard: L. O. Matthews, editor
of the Riverton Review, and Milt Selma
Elvers Seabert were married last Thar.
duy evening. Brother Matthews waited
until the paper was printed, and then went
to press right. Congratulation., old top.
W. L. Hand has flled a suit for $16,000
against the Kearney Morning Times and
Frank W. Brown, its editor. Mr. Hand,
who was a candidate for office at the re
cent municipal election, alleges he was li
belled in a story printed in connection with
J. W. Tamplin, editor of the Tektmah
Journal, has been sued for tlMOO by Mrs.
Estella Peterson, proprietor of the Mer
chants' hotel at Tekamah. The suit is the
outgrowth of a story alleged to have been
printed in the Journal in regard to a raid
on the hotel by the police.
The Big Four Editorial association at
Its meeting at Nelson last Thursday elected
these officers : President, F. A. Scbers
inger. Nelson Gaxette; vice-president. Lew
Frailer, Fairmont Chronicle ; secretary
treasurer. Tyler Edgcombe, Geneva Signal;
executive committee, E. L. Correll, Frank
O. Edgcombe, A. D. Scott and J. J. Pfeif
fer. Editor A. B. Wood, of the Gering Courier,
notes the passlivr of time with this reflec
tion: "Thirty years ago today the Courier
started business. It was over at Sidney,
where George W. Jenner gave me the first
advertising order and paid it in advance
with some lumber from which I made the
frames for the newspaper ttoiie."
SMS tHRr W X MMtW
"A great deal may be said on the sub
ject," quoth the prolix person.
"'That,'' said the weary auditor, "is the
one point on which you have convinced me."
"I can prove to the satisfaction of the
court that my client In stealing the watch
of the complainant was actuated by the
moat laudable motive of economy."
"What was that, sir?"
"He merely wanted to gain time." Balti
"Have you a servant whom you can.
''Absolutely. We even let her peel , the
potatoes. "Washington Star.
Clinker Did I understand you to eay
that there Is nearly always something broke
about your motor car?
Clinker What is it. as a rule?
Blinker Me, New Tork Times.
Mother The teacher complains you have
not had a correct lesson for a month; why
Son She always kisses me when I get
them right. Puck.
"Inspectors claim that oysters have too
much water in them. Dealers claim that
oysters come that way." ,
"What about it?"
"A difficult situation arises. Looks like
Mother Nature doesn't care a hoot about
the food laws' Louisville Courier-Journal.
The widow sat beside the bedside of her
'Now, Susan, when you get to heaven
will you tell John that I am longing to be
with him?" she said.
"If 1 sees your John I'll sure tell him,"
Susan said, "but If I don't I ain't a-goln'
cltckety-clackln' all over heaven lookin' for
hlra." New Tork Times.
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'THE quickest way to get
down stairs is to jump out of
the window. But makin' haste
slowly pays sometimes, espec
ially in curin' tobacco.
THE two years spent in age-mellowing
Velvet are well 6pent. Try Velvet
and see. ,.. ht..
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