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fHE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 13, 1917
The Om'aha Bee
POUNDED BY EDWARD ROSEWATER
VICTOR ROSEWATER. EDITOR
TUB BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY, PROPRIETOR.
Entered at Omiha ptoff)ce as second-class matter.
TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION.
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Council Bluff II N. Mala St Bt. Louis Nee B'k. of Commerce,
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Addra eonsiuiilntlona relating to esws and adltMlal attar at
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Subecrlser. Uavtsi the cny shools knvsj The Be. aaaflce!
to there. AeVJreM changes! as .Ilea aa rqM"-
All things eome to him who wiu, even the
income tax ichedute.
The supreme test of allied faith ii confidence
in Ruisia'i revolutionaries.
It ii officially innounced that Haiti will not
enter the war. That ought to settle it.
Thrift lessons ire plentiful. The main thing
is common sense in selection and sanity in application.
Nothing new onder the sunr Piffle! For ex
ample, there is the assertion that ministers possess
We have not reached the point of turning
golf sticks into rake handles, but some patriots
of the green turn golf grounds into potato patches.
The pacifist who assaulted Henry Cabot Lodge
In Washington has just enlisted in Boston, show
ing the senator'! remedy for the disease to be efficacious.
If w are ill victimsof "robbery" by the coal
barons, the robbery hat been going on for several
years. Where has our vigilant United States sen
ator been all this time?
Volunteering for naval service reached a total
of 31,341 In six weeks. Allowing for sharp com
petition of other arms, the record gives the van
ishing system gratifying farewell
Gold imports into the unites antes since tne
beginning of the war amount to more than $15
per capita of our population, which may help ex
plain part of the higher price levels.
"We need the money r saia inairman iutcnin,
explaining the wherefores of the federal war tax
bill. In terseness and candor these simple Svords
outweigh ton of apologetic argument
If limited finances constitute the reason for
i stopping foreign language Instruction In the grade
f mm, tttii farla mnA fr-tHa ran alan he
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cut out without Being any more seriously misses.
The suggestion is made that all confiscated
boose be turned over to the county hospital and
poor farm. What's the Ideaf Is it a desire to
. make this haven of refuge more attractive than
The war eagle of Missouri is not living np to
his prediction, but Missouri's four-footed cana
ries are going to the front In carloads. The state
of Gumshoa Bill it bound to be beard in the
right tempo. , .
' . AH shades of trained democracy are repre
sented in the American commission to Russia.
Should the commission succeed In molding the
Russian mass into a compact whole the old and
new democracies will have scored the triumph of
Report of Ice-bound steamers and possible
lost of life oa the upper lakes remind us that
. winter's grip on the merry month of May loosens
lowly. Winter played no favorites in this en
gagement. The whole northern world has been
courged for a frigid record. (
Calling everyone who protests against the un
just features of the administration's war revenue
measure "traitor" does not get anywhere. It
savors too much of the Bryan habit of labeling
very opponent an "emissary of the money power"
or a "tool of the liquor interests."
Secretary Lansing has lifted th embargo on
Stat department speech enough to announce:
"There is no agreement, written or unwritten,
relative to peace." Who said there was? Com
mon tense' and consideration of future safety
make it imperative, however, that peace negotia
tions on each tide be conducted "all for one and
one for all"
Cereal Price Control in Great Britain.
Proposals for government price control of the
principal food products, as a war measure, warrant
a close examination of similar revolutionary sys
tems forced by necessity on Gneat Britain. Regu
lations drafted by the board of agriculture deal with
wheat and oats chiefly and are designed td stim-,
ulMe production by guaranteeing minimum prices
for the coming six crops, J917 to 1922, inclusive.
The minimum price for this year's wheat crop is
60 shillings ($14.40) per quarter, equal to eight
. and a fourth bushels, and for oats 38 shillings
and 6 pence ($9.24) per quarter. For the next
two years the fixed prices are 55 and 32 shillings,
respectively, and for three years following 45 and
24 shillings. The government does not attempt to
restrict higher prices. Should prices rule higher
than the fixed minimum the government under
takes to pay for what it needs at the average of
'lie ruling prices for the week of issue of contracts.
I'll government guarantee of minimum prices,
however, requires reciprocal action on the part of
producers. Minimum wages of 25 shillings ($6)
a week for agricultural labor are exacted and se-
' vere penalties provided for violation. Provisions
afeguarding tenants against rack rents check the
. .each of landlords and suspends anv clause in
:oritracts' forbidding the cultivation of arable pas-
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. :urc lanu. i nc aisunguisniiiB; icaiure OI ;ne regu-
ationa is the certainty of a paying, minimum price
.or the cereals named, leaving the market com
" : plete freedom bf action above that figure.
While every day throughout all recorded time
is mother's, this is one set apart especially by
American men on which they will openly and
freely acknowledge what all of them know, their
debt to their mothers. It is singularly appropri
ate, just at this time, for the mothers of the
United States, in common with those of the older
countries, are called upon to make the supreme
sacrifice on the altar of humanity. Man has al
ways sanctified motherhood as v Oman's greatest
privilege; savage or civilized, he has paid defer
ence and homage to her through whose travail
the sons of men live. It is mother's duty to nur
ture and guide the young and her pride is when
she gives her baby to the world, a man or woman,
ready to share in the work that all must do in
common. No plummet has ever sounded the depth
of mother love, no mete has ever been set beyond
which her sacrifice could not go. No word of
praise can add to mother's glory, but no man can
ever wander so far or fall so low that some time
he will not recall the warmth of that bosom to
which he once was pressed, the light in the eyes
that bent over him, the tenderness of the hand
that sustained his faltering steps or soothed his
early hurts. Mother's share in life is beyond all
understanding, borne with infinite patience and
resignation, glorified in itself and poorly compen
sated by her son's deepest devotion. One day is
little enough to give to her as recognition for all
she gives on every other day.
Breaking the Wheat "Corner."
Regardless of its other aspects, the action of
the government in fixing a price at which May
wheat "contracts" may be settled is of real bene
fit to all. It doesn't matter how the "shorts"
came to be caught in clutches of the "longs," for
they were, and in the hands of the men who hold
control of the short supply of wheat lay the power
to fix Itt price. It it tuggested that even $10
per bushel might have been made the price be
fore the squeeze was finished. The effect of this
on consumers may be imagined by anybody.
Having made this first move in the way of price
controlj it remains to be seen how much farther
the government will go. That extortionate prices
will not be permitted may be taken for granted
and it may equally be assumed that the normal
course of trade will not be interrupted by the
federal government, so long aa It is not unduly
interfered with by gamblers bent on turning pub
lie necessity to private profit The action that
ended, the wheat squeeze ought to be warn
ing to all who talk of "stabilizing" prices by
deals in commodities that exist only on paper.
Y. M. C A. and the New Army.
Leaders of Young Men's Christian association
work are alive to the problems of the new army.
Experience at home and abroad within the last
few years have taught them the need of the serv
ice that it tupplied only through this agency.
Great massed groups of young men, such as are
found in the huge modern military camps, pre
sent peculiar conditions to deal with which the
highest type of special social organization is re
quired. The Red Cross looks after the sick and
Injured soldiers, while the Young Men's Christian
association attends to the wants of those who are
sound and well, and each in its peculiar field finds
continuous need for its full resources.
Plans have definitely been laid by the mili
tary authorities of the United States to sur
round the coming army with safeguards against
disease and vice beyond any hitherto known. Les
sons of the past and of the great armies now in
the field in Europe are to be applied to the wel
fare of our young fighting men, but the effective
ness of this will depend on the means for meet
ing the social needs of soldiers in camp. Recre
ation and amusement must not be left to hazard
nor the hours of relaxation from camp routine go
unfilled or morals and morale break down to
gether. Co-operation between the military and the
Young Men't Christian association is well worked
out and their efforts perfectly co-ordinated and
nnder its presence influence for good will be
around the boyt in camp all the time. Like the
Red Cross, this work must be paid for by public
subscription. It is another of the burdens war has
thrust upon us, all of which will be met in order
and in fulL Parents, too, will feel less of anxiety
If they know their boys are being looked after
with tuch care at meant good and this will be
tupplied by the association workers.
High Heels and the Future of the Race.
Illinois tolont have tackled the problem of
life at the very bottom. A legislative committee
at Springfield hat presented a bill designed to
limit the height of the shoe heel, setting one and
one-half inches as the maximum altitude to be
permitted. Defending the , measure In advance,
that committee sets up the possible detriment to
future generations from the present day fashions.
It doesn't suggest the transmission from mother
to child of the tiptilted tootsies nowadays shown
to all who care to look, but gives some vague
hints as to what might occur in the way f pedal
A better reason for opposing the high-heeled
shoe rests on its influence on the wearer. Little
reason exists to apprehend a future race of crooked-toed
men and women, coming through
heredity, but the immediate effect is undeniable.
Like many others of the extreme fashions of the
day, it is open to question as to whether it. en
hances the appearance, while it surely does not
conduce to comfort The proposed law might
have some effect but this is doubtful. Lawmak
ers as far back as Moses, and even beyond him,
have tried to tell lovely woman what she may or
may not wear, while she has adopted or discarded
apparel to suit her own fancy, whim or conven
ience. If the wants to wear high heeled shoes,
she'll do it and let posterity take its chances.
For sublime gall the World-Herald takes the
bakery. It now adopts as its own an editorial
from the New York Times declaring that "the
hard fight has been nearly won and only the
president's signature required to make selective
conscription the military law of the United
States." But on the roll call on selective con
scription our elusive Senator Hitchcock is re
corded "not voting." The senator's paper ought
to photograph that roll call and keep it standing
at the head of its editorial column.
At the current rate of sterling exchange Great
Britain's daily war bill of 7,450,000 amounts to
$35,064,000, or $1,460,000 for every hour of the
twenty-four. The cost goes forward by leaps
and bounds, and now approxirpses four times the
daily cost in the early months of the war. Prac
tically all the allies draw on the imperial treasury,
a fact which glimpses the mighty pillars of the
empire's financial resources . 1
Hr Victor Hoeecreter "
ONE OF THE letters which came to me while
I was recently absent from the city is a pro
test from a reader in a nearby town against
my reference to the late T. J. Malioney as having
"broken the ice" for large fees for lawyers prac
ticing at the bar here. "Are we to understand that
you upheld him in it: Uo you think it is fair
for a lawyer to rake in as much for a few hours, or
at least a few weeks' work, as another equally in
telligent and able man can by industry and econ
omy accumulate in a long lifetime of strenuous
effort?" he asks. Well, I did not approve nbr
disapprove, but merely noted a fact which I think
will not be controverted. I have always conceded
that the lawyer is worthy of his hire, the same as
the doctor or the engineer, or men in other pro
fessions and occupations. Opinions differ widely
as to the money value of professional services.
Big lawyers everywhere command big fees for
big work. The abuses connected with the con
tingent fee evil, which The Bee has constantly
fought, are frequently as flagrant in controversies
over small sums as over large ones. So it is not
so much a question whether the fee is large or
small as whether it is fairly and honestly earned.
I really think the big fees for settling huge estates
are more easily upheld than the fifty-fifty on ques
tionable damage suits.
A few words about Ed Morearty's book of
personal recollections which he has entitled
Omaha Memories," covering his observation of
events, men and affairs for the span of years from
1880 to 1916, of which he has presented me with
one of the first copies. The author has compiled
a lot of interesting information and reminders, in
terspersed with his own interpretations and
opinions and exuding his personal likes, and dis
likes. Mr. Morearty was in the thick of the many
political fights through all this period and The
Bee and its founder, Edward Rosewater, figure
prominently and constantly through the chapters.
While Mr. Morearty came to appreciate the work
and purposes of Mr. Rosewater in the later years,
he. seems not to have shaken off the antagonism
created by the fight The Bee made on the city
council of which Morearty was one of the belt
wethers and whose members were seriously dis
turbed in their program by the constant search
light of pitiless publicity. These political battles,
however, did not interrupt personal relations or
prevent co-operation in different public move
ments) either before or after.
As an example, the account of the annexation
of South Omaha for which he shares the credit
with my father and myself, is in point:
"It was in 1890 that the agitation for the
annexation of South Omaha got its initiative,
which project originated with Edward Rose
water, editor of The Omaha Bee. Mr. Rose
water came to my office in the early part of
June of that year and asked me to become en
listed in this fight, which I promised to do and
' did so. Shortly thereafter, at his request, I in
troduced a resolution in the city council which
provided for an election to be held for that pur
pose, which resolution was adopted. At the
next meeting of the council of South Omaha
Mr. Rosewater and I attended and had-a like
resolution adopted. A day was set and an elec
tion was held, Omaha supporting it by a big
majority. It was defeated by a few votes in
South Omaha by the efforts of Tom Hoctor,
John Ryan and John O'Rourkc. I am pleased
to know that in June, just twenty-five years
thereafter, Mr. Rosewater's and my efforts be
came a living realization and the two cities are
now one: I having the good fortune to see it,
Mr. Rosewater did not; yet to his efforts and
to the continuous agitation by his paper through
his son, Victor, is due, more than to any other
agency, the credit for bringing about final an
nexation." Another of the few remaining residential land
marks in the downtown section of Omaha has just
disappeared, board by board, by the hand of the
wrecker. The old Maul house, originally a two
story frame on the southwest corner of Nine
teenth and Douglas, is no more. It was once
lowered from a high embankment when the street
was cut and at the same time enlarged by building
a brick addition and now is to make way for the
erection of a modern structure before long. When
built, some forty years ago. the house ranked
among Omaha's mansions, its owner being one
of the pioneer wholesale dry goods hrm, tootle
& Mattl, which had its parent establishment in St.
Joseph. When this establishment chadged owner-
Ship Mr. Maul went into the old commercial na
tional bank, of which the United States National
bank is now the successor, and lived in business
retirement from the time of the merger to his
death a few years ago.
People and Events
Christopher Culley, the English novelist,
whose romances of the western plains have won
wide popularity, acquired the material for his
stories during many years of residence in Ari
zona and New Mexico.
An Arizona coroner's jury returned a verdict
that a man hanged by lynchers was "a victim of
justifiable homicide by persons unknown to the
jury." Now and then a coroner's jury enriches
western literature with flashes of dazzling candor.
On the heels of the refusal of the authorities
to add $1,000,000 to the regular budget of the Met
ropolitan Museum of New York comes a bequest
of $7,000,000 from Isaac Dudley Fletcher, who
died April 28. It is the largest bequest in the his
tory of the museum.
J. W. Dennis, who has been appointed potato
controller of England, belongs to a family that
in two generations has made millions of dollars
in the potato-growing industry. One of the fam
ily's Lincolnshire estates comprises 12,000 acres
devoted wholly to the raising of potatoes.
The land of saints and sinners of which Salt
Lake City is the hub fears a coming pinch of food
and threatens an offensive fn force on speculative
hoarders of necessaries. The State Food and
Dairy commission served public notice that hoard
ers planning a squeeze on the people will them
selves win a squeeze.
Leg patriotism gets the can in Chicago. A line
of hosiery decorated with crossed American flags
caught the eyes of members of the Daughters of
the American Revolution and there was some
thing doing instantly. A tip to government sleuths
brought a hunch to storekeepers and the decorat
ed socks vanished from windows and shelves.
Up from Alabama comes a hot draft for $18,
000 on the supreme treasury of the Loyal Order
of Moose. The bill carries the O. K. of the
courts of Alabama and thft' federal supreme court
and is not to be shelved. It is compensation for
the death of Donald A. Kenny, an initiate sub
jected to electrified "horse play, formerly in com
mon use at lodge initiations.
Love laughs at laws as well as locksmiths.
Homer Clemens of Canton, O., blew into Wheel
ing, W. Va., with an orphan girl attached to his
wing. License regulations require a bride of 18 to
possess personal property validating guardianship
and legal consent to marriage. Homer hopped to
a bank, deposited $1 in the bride's name, had a
guardian appointed. The other formalities were
easy and Homer made a homer without further
When old Roubidoux picked on the site for
St. Joe little did the pioneer scout dream of
putting on the map the most unique oasis in the
wet belt. There are others equally flourishing in
Missouri, and several has-beens north thereof. St.
Joe tops all the flowing founts of booze and beer
in having three woefully dry states to serve. Iowa,
Kansas and Nebraska corners converge there
abouts and look to St. Joe with devout friendli
ness. With recent additions from Omaha stocks
the saintly burg feels confident of being able to
save the day
r-TaBBarar-naBafr -ar ar T
Proverb For the Day.
Better wear out than rust out.
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Dr. Delbruck resigned a German
minister of the Interior.
Berlin claimed German prize court
had precedence over United States
court in the Appam case.
Heavy infantry assaults and artil
lery bombardments rounded out Ver
dun's twelfth week of constant battle
without conclusive result.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
Workmen are engaged in laying the
main floor of the Merchants National
bank building. The corner atone of the
bank has been laid without ceremony
and a workman is now engaged cut
ting the hole in which is to be placed
the iron box containing souvenirs of
the time and circumstances.
The Eleventh street viaduct is to
have two electric lights, one over the
first railroad tracks and the other on
the north end of the truss.
The following gentlemen contrib
uted to the success of the dance given
by the Parnell Social club at Cunning
ham hall: Master of ceremonies, T. J.
Fltzmorrls; floor committee, J. T.
Price, J. M. White, i. J. Lloyd, James
Connolly; door committee, W. H.
Franklin and Louis Connolly.
Street Commissioner Meany has
made preparations for a sidewalk
around the annex on Davenport street
from Fourteenth street and Capitol
avenue, the width to be twenty feet.
At the annual meeting of the
Omaha Brick & Terra Cotta Manu
facturing company, the following of
ficers were elected: C. F. Goodman,
president: Henry Rohwer, secretary;
F. D. Cooper, treasurer; F. C. Festner,
Constable Edgerton performed a
rather disagreeable duty In announc
ing to the squatters on the river bot
tom between Jones and Howard
streets, that they were to be evicted
by the strong arm of the law. Two
of the squatters declared that they
would build boats to live In and float
them on the river, moored to the
Three men fell Into the cable line
excavation on Dodge street. Jim Gor
don being the unlucky one, cutting his
face and head badly. He is healing up
In the hospital.
This Day In History.
1607 English colonists began to
build at Jamestown, Va.
1717 Marie Theresa, archduchess
of Austria and empress of Germany,
born in Vienna. Died there, November
1781 Benedict Arnold became
commander-in-chief of the British
forces in Virginia.
1842 Sir Arthur T. Sullivan, cele
brated composer, born, in London.
Died there, November 22, 1900.
1846 Congress called for volun
teers, and officially recognized the war
1865 Last fight of the civil war
took place near the Rio Grande.
1867 Jefferson Davis, late presi
dent of the confederate states of
America, was admitted to bail at
1892 Mississippi River Improve
ment association organized at Mem
phis. 1915 President Wilson sent Lusl
tania protest to Germany.
The Day We Celebrate.
George G. Wallace, the real estate
man, ie 62 years old today. Ho was
born in Morning Sun, O.. and is a
graduate of 'Monmouth college. He
has taught school, run a newspaper
at Pawnee City, been president of the
Real Estate exchange and active in
Sunday school and religious work.
Samuel Hill, son-in-law of the late
James J. Hill, who has been called
into the Bervlce of the allied powers
as a transportation expert, born at
Deep River, N. C, sixty years ago
today. , M , '
Bishop Joseph F. Berry, of the
Methodist Episcopal church, born at
Aylmer, Canada, sixty-one years aso
today. , ,
Dr. William S. Currell, president of
the Universitv of South Carolina, born
at Charleston, S. C, fifty-nine years
Bert Niehoff, lnflelder of the Phila
delphia National league base ball
team, born at Louisville, Colo., thirty
one years ago today.
William L. Gardner, third baseman
of the Boston American league base
ball team, born at Enosburg, Vt.,
thirty-one years ago today.
James P. Archer, catcher of the
Chicago National league base ball
team, born in Dublin, Ireland, thirty
four years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
Nation-wide observance of Mothers'
day. . .v..
Two hundredth anniversary of the
birth of the famous Marie Theresa
Members of the Salvation Army,
who are holding their annual con
gress in Philadelphia, are to be heard
from the pulpits of 150 churches of
that city today. .
Two Stories for the Day.
It was the night of nights. Isa
bella had said "yes." Isabella s fa
ther had said "yes" and Isabellas
"voung man" was happy. So was
Minutes ticked awny as iney ,
hand In hand, not caring for conver-
.1 rititiont tn sit and
sit and sit In each other's proximity.
But suaaenly isnuenao jvu..s
grew restless. He began to twitch
-. j ..AMBnn,a faofl fits farial
anu pun ""- .
contortions got worse and worse, till
at last lsaDeua got senreu
"What is It, beloved? Tell your
Isabella! Are you subject to fUs?"
."No, no, of course not," said the
young man soothingly. "My eye
glasses are falling oft and I don't want
to leave go of your lovely little hands.
Gurgles! London Answers.
AROUND THE CITIES.
War Correspondent Frederick Pal
mer was condemning German bar
barism. "Germany offers neutrals all sorts
of palliatives," he said, "but what
good are these palliatives as long as
she continues her sea murders?
"Germany with tier palliatives re
minds me of the cheese.
"A man said to a waiter, sternly:
" 'Walter, I'm not at all satisfied
with this portion of cheese here. It
looks as if you'd been using It to bait
a mousetrap with.'
"The waiter looked at the cheese,
then flipped It over on its other sjde.
" 'You had a cheese turned upside
down, sir,' he said. 'This s the side
which Is intended to be uppermost.
Now, you see. the cheese is all right,
sir.' " Washington Star.
Storyette of the Duy.
Mrs. Marills M. Ricker, once candidate
for governor of New Hampshire, until de
clared ineligible by the cunrenie court, an
nounces she may now run for congress In
the special election to be li.-'d next, month
to nil the vacancy caused by (he death of
The lfi-eent loaf of bread hat made its bow
in Chicago and 6-eent loaf baa all but
vanished from the covnters.
"Boston's dirtiest slum," comprising ten
ements on Morton and Stillman streets, has
been wiped oil the map, houses and all, and
the locality turned into s park. About 400
families had to vacate.
Traction companies of New York City
and other cities of the stats plan a com
bined drive on the public service commis
sion for S-cent 'fares and a charge for trans
fers. A battle royal impends.
Mayor Marshall of St. Joseph asserts that
the municipal garbage business, now an ex
pense, could be made to yield a profit "If
properly handled." There's the rub. Talk
without action gets nowhere.
Chlc.ij,3 is loml distance from Irelnr.d,
but the agitation for city home rule sug
gests a political kinship. Chicago finds the
state legislature as difficult to move in the
right direction as the Emerald Isle finds Par
liament. Since Nebraska ceased to be a wet spot
traffic over the Sioux City bridge to paints
beyond the river has slumped painfully and
threatcnes an impairment of bridge dividend.
The scenery is Just as good, but it lacks
There's a hot time In old Salt Luke over
the question of more minicipal bonda and
the fattened tax bills which follow. Several
public bodies are going to the mat
with the city authorities, and e.qiect to de
feat a tig spending program.
Philadelphia has the telephone compnny
hooked up for a generous reduction of tolls
on private and party lines. The new annual
fiat rate for an individual line ie IS?. Party
line rates, measured service, range from 124
to 180 a year, effective September 1.
St. Paul has a sure thing on a new depot.
The job has progressed so far that bide are
in and the contractor picked. Minor munici
pal obstacles have been removed and active
work will begin within thirty days on
up-to-date station to cost 112,000,000.
Police Chief Louis J. Melton of Quiney.
111., barely arrived at the job before the
sporting crowd sat up and took notice.
Graduating from aaloon keeper to the cheif-
talncy. Melton was expected to show modera
tion and oblique vision. Instead the lid has
been clamped tight and gambling blown up.
Ach, Louie, have a heart 1
"That trained nurse la an clevir as
she Is pretty. She msde a man at the hoa.
pital cough up a brass tack."
"Yes and she made one of the young doe
tors at that saine hospital rough up a Sla.
mond ring." Baltimore American.
Hokus Do you think we shall know each
other In heaven T
Pokus Well. If we do. there will be lobj
of people there who will be just as murh
surprised to see us aa wa will be to ace
DOS MR. KABlBBUE,
VMHAX KIND Of MAN SHOUU)
X JNOIOAS A HUSBAND?
THE KIND THAT HELPS VOTE
HS TrjNN DRY, THEN MOWS
. FROM THERE
First American In thti day of revolution!
you don't know what to aspect next Look
at China, Russia
Second American T ihould say! Some day
they may hava a republic In Mexico. Life.
. "Why did you arreat thti man. He nay!
he vai only watching a crowd In a aafety
"Watchtnir la risht, your honor. He had
three already when I cot him." Detroit
HERE AND THERE.
Germany's total area Is considerably less
man tnat oi the state of Texas.
The celebrated Winter Palace fn Petro
grad is capable of housing 6,000 people.
The rflroads of he United States con
sumed 200,000,000 tons of coal last year.
One of the most unique social organiza
tions in this country U a society of seaweed
enthiuslasts who hold annual dinners at
wntcn nothing but seaweed Is served.
A Seattle shipyard is reported to have bnflt
a wooden freighter recently at a eost of
1200,000. and to have sold it the day before
ii was launched lor 1850,000.
The town of Northbridge, Mass., incor
porated three years before the battle of
Bunker Hill, has voted for 146 consecutive
years against the license of the liquor
It is estimated that if every person in the
United States who uses matches would sav
one match each day for a year the money
thus saved would be sufficient to support
half a doien large military hospitals.
An English lad who ran away to sea at the
age of 16 and was not heard of again for
thirteen years, recently met his father in a
Leeds hospital. Both had been wounded on
the same day while fighting with the British
forces in France.
Among the nossetiiona nf th RrWUh
Museum is the largest book in the world.
an atlas of beautifully engraved Dutch
maps, bound in leather and fastened with
clasps of solid silver. The volume is more
than 250 years old and is nearly seven feet
high and weighs 800, pounds.
The imperial scepter of Russia, which
probably will hava no further use except
w ne preserved as a curio, was made for the
coronation f Czar Paul in 1797. Its
chief value it due to the fact that it orna
mented with the "Orloft"" diamond, which h
one of the most valuable gems lit the world.
American Womanhood the nation's glory.
Her battles and sacrifices, an old, old story
Twix love and duty, with many a heartache
She gives her boy to her country for liberty's
Let ns pay her tribute this thirteenth of
By wearing a carnation on Mother's day.
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Have You Written to Mother?
Pray, may I ask you. worthy lad,
Whose smile no care can smother.
Though busy life throbs round about,
Have you written home to mother?
Yon are fast forgetting aren't you, quite?
How fast the weeks went flying;
And that a little blotted sheet
Unanswered still it lying?
Don't you remember how she stood.
With wistful glance at parting?
Don't you remember how the tears
Were in her soft eyes starting?
Have you forgotten how her arm
Stole round you to caress you
Have you forgotten those low words:
"Goodbye, my son; God bless you?"
Oh, do not vrong her patient love;
Save God's there is no other
So fatihful through all mists of tin;
Fear not to write to Mother.
Tell her how hard It is to walk
As walked the Master, lowly.
Tell her how hard it is to keep
A man's life pure and holy.
Tell her to keep the lamp of prayer,
A light, a beacon burning;
Whose beams shall reach you far away,
Shall lure your soul returning.
Tell her you love her dearly still.
For fear some sad tomorrow
Shall bear away the listening soul.
Ana leave you lost in sorrow.
And then, through bitter, falling tears.
And sighs you may not smother.
You will remember when too late,
xou did not write to Mother.
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