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A good wiy to tart the new month buy a
Liberty bond. - . , .
Our amiable hyphenated contemporary ii mad.
that's yery evident.
' For those of 6ghting age registration is the
primary duty. The pull for exemption is a later
Students in training camps are now on the
army pay roll at $100 per month;' which will help
l lot of the youngsters, n -
Every time the (Roosevelt sledgehammer
strikes the anvil of national duty the sparks
scorch the hides of slackers, (
Expanded daylight is credited with curtailing
the activity of U-boats.' Light invariably con
founds the imps of darkness. - -
Price aviation and sir flights have one com
mon end. No matter hp high the ascent, the even
tual come back to earth is certain.' '
The Napoleon of modern Italy punctuates with
shell fire his version of ancient strategy, revised
to date: "Over the Alps lies Vienna."
June I the month of roses and brides, and
this year will be marked by the immense over
subscription to the Liberty bond issue. ,
Washington deluges the country with advice
on economy and conservation, but neglects to
give s practical demonstration at home. ,
. Tea, coffee, cocoa and the like are to be taxed,
showing the democrats have not forgotten their
eld breakfast table standbys when it comes, to
raising revenue. ' .'..-...
Fleets, of fighting aircraft, steadily growing
In number and activity, furnish war thrills of sur
passing power. Surely both sides are looking up
on the west front. , .
"Mike" Clak's boarding house finds Its rate
automatically raised because Its inmates are tew.
This Is one of the queer turns of the law in regard
to feeding prisoners, '' . '"
: The spring crop of war prophecies range from
six months to firs years more of fighting. The
wide range leaves ample room for minor guessers
to break into the game. ,1 . ..
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Leaders of organiied labor at Washington,
who gave the government specific pledges against
strikes and tieups, should tackle the holdups on
navy building and make good.
Men Are Needed for the Army.
' Our country is in a war, the greatest in which
it has ever engaged. Soldiers are needed as well
as money, if we are to win. We have been in this
war for nearly two months now, and the enlist
ment record for the army is running from 1,500
to 2,000 a day, or just about one-tenth of what
really is needed. Instead of millions of freemen
springing to arms, only a few hundreds have an
swered the call, a
Liberty bonds will be oversubscribed; the Red
Cross and other war charities will be liberally
supported; but what about the soldiers? The
regular 'army and the National Guard yet need
hundreds of thousands of men to fill their quota
will they get them?
Registration for the selective draft does not
answer the call. These men are wanted for the
service at once to fill the ranks of the army that
is to go to France without delay.
Will the call for soldiers go unheeded?
The Hope of the Socialists.
A gathering of socialists at New York, which
included in its, numbers those refused passports
to attend the Stockholm convocation, has just
voiced s demand' that the United States and its
allies specifically state the lowest terms on which
peace will be accepted. Similar demands are made
by the German socialists, who have promoted the
Stockholm plan, and from that section of the
Russian body that Is in favor of separate peace?
Thus the movement, apparently socialistic in its
origin, seems to fit in with the pro-German propa
ganda. Our terms of peace were plainly stated in our
reasons for entering the war and have been re
iterated, daily ever since.. We have 'no desire
for conquest and want only to make the world
"safe for democracy," in order that the right of
self-government may not be denied anywhere.
This can be done only by calling a halt on mili
tarism and Americans are in the war solely for
that purpose. This is well understood by the
outside world and demands from any source that
our government state ijts "terms" more definitely
or clearly than it has discredits the intelligence of
those who make it. ,
Solicitude by socialists in America for an ex
act and specific bargain at this time is not helpful
to their own cause nor to the cause of humanity.
'It will pay some of them to listen to Kerensky
for a moment, long enough to find out what the
real socialists of. Russia hope to accomplish. The
present movement, stated in terms of the New
York conference, Is calculated most to encourage
the cause of the Prussian military autocracy, from
whom' the followers of Marx have nothing to
look for, rather than the cause of democracy,
which is and must be their hope.
Faced with the undeniably facsimile record
showing Senator Hitchock listed "not voting" on
conscription, here is the World-Herald's answer:
"Rosewater presents a very pitiful spectacle."
That settles it.
Trebling the size of their great food factory
here is reasonably good proof that Omaha's fu
ture appeals to the Loose-Wiles people, not to
speak of its being notice to the world of the
solidity of our growth... .
Omaha's first month as a "dry" town shows a
record that ought to satisfy all but the extremists.
We haven't sprouted wings yet, but we do sub
mit to our critics that we have behaved very
well tinder the circumstances.
Pictures of tornado ruins in Missouri and Illi
nois show no material change in the familiar style
of 1913. Warring elements lend color to the be
lief that old styles are best Certainly they do
the business, si survivors solemnly admit '
This is s poor time for capita) and labor to be
deadlocked in a contest for mastery. . A middle
ground should be sought and both sides plight to
be eager to find it No difference over terms of
employment is 'irreconcilable and no good end
is to be gained by prolonging a contest over non
essentials. Get together.
Making the Grim Record
On the day when German airplanes dropped
bombs in Dover, killing twenty-seven women and
twenty-three children half a mile from any mili
tary work, the German government gave notice
of intent to continue sinking hospital ships "in
the entire barred xone and in the Mediterranean"
except at one point under conditions strange
to the taw of. nations.
So lengthens the grim score that will be
washed out in blood. Beginning with the Belgian
"scrap of paper;" through lawless murder of
civilians on land and sea and from the skyj
through forced contributions, and hostages slain
without fault and old fans of holy faiths dese
crated, and sculptured ornaments of antiquity
battered down; through poison gas in the trenches,
and poisoned wells in Africa and in France, and
' devastation of homes without war excuse, and the
Seizins of Old men. women and srirli to draff into
slavery, and the butchery of the wounded under
the Red Cross, the red recital runs to our day,
unmitigated by any sign of returning sanity or
waxened scruple. Reckless ot the tuture, though
the world is at last rising in "armed protest
against its intolerable acts, Germany, as though
mad, still soils and slays.
No peace can be made with militarism that
wages war in disregard of everv softeninff scrunle
devised by civilization. No faith can be placed
in the foresworn.- The German people themselves
must be unyoked from the wolf. Else there will
he no "world made, safe for democracy." Else
decency must remain a stranger, and the "higher
international morality," in pillage and arson and
muracr, neconie supreme over alu -
Effect of the Negro Exodus,
One of the possible effects of the exodus of
the negroes from the south Is forecasted in the
establishment at Des Moines of training camp
for negro officers to, be assigned to regiments in
the new army. Within the year the migration of
the negro from the south, begun in the. winter
of 1915, has reached proportions that are disturb
Ing the southern planters and mill owners, who
see their help leaving. More than 250,000 negroes
have moved across the Mason and Dixon line
within' a year. These are described by investiga
tors as being not the riff-raff of the race, but
made up of the more substantial, the industrious
and thrifty, who are seriously seeking to better
tReir conditions' of life,;'7 f
Three dominant reasons rreaS9igii'e'3'as under
lying and animating the migration low wages,
bad treatment and political disfranchisement.! Just
whether these are to be generally remedied by
the change of residence is not to be answered off
hand. Occurrences . at East St. Louis are not
auch as suggest that the negro worker is espe
cially welcome there, but this is hardly typical
of the north; much tess so, in fact, than the burn
ing of s negro at the stake is typical of southern
methods. Environment wilt have a determining
Influence In the end. If the southern negro can
adjust his life to the ways of the north he will find
much to compensate him for all he has to give up,
although It is a mistake to say he would not be
better off in Dixieland if hia legal and personal
rights were more secure,
At any rate, the southerners are seriously con
sidering how to make the negro's lot acceptable,
ao that he will remain where his labor ia needed.
That the American negro is doing some of' his
own thinking these days is qnite apparent, and
it is equally probable that the aolution when
found will be at least partly his own work.
Fudge for the Fighting Men.
Never let it be aaid that the co-eds of Ne
braska ere not willing to do their "bit" or will
hesitate when it comes to making sacrifice or sn
extra effort to help slong the good cause. Just
to prove to the contrary, ourv Antelope state
fighting men now training 1st Fort Snelling are
to be put to the real test Chafing dishes have
been working overtime at Lincoln and over the
"hot plate" in many a kitchenette the spider has
bubbled as chocolate and sugar have melted and
coalesced into toothsome "fudge," the product
being lent forward to the northern fort, where
it will cheer the heart and sooth away the nos
talgia of the embryo field marshals. The sorority
girls haven't forgotten the frat boys whowent to
the front, while "barbs" of both sexes stilt are
animated by the rankling sense of injustice that
left them such and so enter into generous rivalry
for the provision and consumption of sweetmeats.
Leave it to the co-eds and the "ham wagon" can
go into the scrap heap, but our fighting men will
never be short of something to eat as long as
fudge can be made and an empty shoe box can
be found to ship it in. And the boys, will work
the harder when they know they're not forgotten
on campus or on porch.
" Eruptions of temper, industrial unrest and
riotous tendencies are not novelties in peace
times. ". That they are slightly aggravated by war
is not surprising.- The swing from neutrality to
war upsets individual poise for the moment But
the people are steadying down rapidly, realizing
the task ahead and gathering steam for a united,
victorious drive for democracy and humanity.
' Former Premier Oemenceau writes to find out
why Colonel Roosevelt is not coming, saying the
"Poilus" clamor for him. He can tell the boys in
the trenches not to worry, for a way will be found
to send the colonel along with other assistance
to the tnen who are fighting so gloriously for
freedom. ,; '- -
'Two former American ambassadors to Ger
many, who enjoyed superior means of observa
tion, agree that republicanism does not exist in
the empire to any visible extent. This is another
way of sayingxthat the spirit of '48 has been thor
oughly ground out by the Hohenzollern rollers.
Controlling the Nation's Food
Lean Europe-Fat America
- By Frederic J. Haskin
Washington, May 29. That all the peoples of
Europe, neutral and belligerent, are lean from
short rations; that all of the belligerents except
England are producing less than before the war;
that the United States must sustain itself, its ten
allies and the neutrals through a five-year strug
gle, and literally fatten the world back to normal
after it is over these are the premises of the
new and drastic system of food control now be
fore congress; these are the facts and suppositions
upon which the authors of the measure proceeded.
America is the rich, the fat nation of the earth.
Its resources are not only enormous, but they are
developed and developing;; they are in the hands
of a people who do things. The countries of
Europe were not fat before the war. The poor
ate meat but once a week and bought bundles of
twigs for fuel. Everyone practiced an economy
that would be considered stinginess in this
Europe could not increase its production, after
the war began, because its men were at the front
and its agriculture was already at a high point of
efficiency. Imports were reduced by the U-boats.
Hence Europe is now lean like a wolf after a hard
winter. There was talk before the declaration of
war of stopping food exports. Now the word is
that we must feed our allies at any cost. And our
allies are starved. They must not only be sus
tained, they must be fattened. Dr. A. E. Tay
lor of the University of Pennsylvania was the
informant of the committee of agriculture on this
point. He spent a long time in Germany and
other parts of Europe studying the methods of
food control and distribution.
So America needs to realize that It has taken
in a great crowd of starving boarders. There
are hundreds of millions of people in Europe,
whose bodies are wasted, who must replace their
burned-out tissues by means of food produced
in America. And America has been wasting food.
Food has been rotting on the , ground in this
country for lack of transportation; it has been lost
and ruined on the farm and on .the road, and
thrown into the garbage can uneaten in millions
of homes. Much of this wastage must be saved.
The looseness in our system of producing and dis
tributing food must be taken up like the slack in
a hungry man's belt. Secretary Houston says we
have wasted $700,000,000 worth of food every year.
The greater part of that loss must be eliminated
if we are to fatten half a billion lean people and
have anything left for ourselves. That is the phi
losophy of food control. v
Dr. Taylor brought out the fact that despite
tremendous efforts to increase their planting
areas, none of the belligerent countries have
equaled their peace-time production, except Eng
land. England is now actually increasing its pro
duction of foodstuffs by breaking up its game pre
serves and parks, its heather-grown grouse moors
and the uplands where the red deer are hunted,
and planting them with grain and potatoes. In
the other countries there are no such surplus
lands to be planted. Dr. Taylor brought word
that Germany ia really producing less -than for
merly; that it has fed its population only by sav
ing a large part of the 30 per cent of fts ood
which it found that it had been wasting.
The agricultural classes and the wealthy are
fairly welf fed in Germany, according to Dr.
Taylor, but the 20,000,000 people of the industrial
classes are emaciated and suffering from anaemia
and malnutrition. This is interesting to America,
because we Will have to fatten that country along
with .the -rest of Europe. .. Neither Italy nor
France has been able to produce as much since
the war began as before. They have been de
pendent upon imports and the U-boats are now
cutting down the imports.
"I think the truth is," Dr. Taylor told the
congressmen, "that before England, Italy and
France get their new crops harvested they will
be about as close, to' starvation as a people
may be."--. jj r - yv
Officialdom seems to agree that we must be
F" repared to face a war of from three to five years,
t is known that the military authorities are bas
ing all their estimates upon the assumption that
the. war will last for three years. Before the
committee of agriculture five years was stated
with general assent as the duration of the food
shortage for which the United States must pre
pare. Five years of scarcity and high prices are
the cost which America as a whple must pay for
this war. Likewise, if excitement and fear can
only be allayed, the lesson of these five lean years
will be a most valuable one. America the spend
thrift will learn the value of food. American
housekeepers will learn how to save food that
they have been throwing away. They will learn
how to cook foods that they never used before.
They will learn to keep foods and preserve them.
Food that has:rotted on farms and in freight ter
minals will be saved. Speculation in foods will
be eliminated. And it is unthinkable that the
repeal of war legislation shall be allowed to
undo the good that may have been accomplished
in this line. During the next five years the
American people may acquire the only possible
basis for a lower cost of living a knowledge of
the use and economy of foods. , ;
People and Events
A deposit of $25,000 of city money, lies among
the wreckage of a private bank at Chicago. A se
curity bond protects the city and checks a public'
roar against public money in private concerns.
New York state wearily complains of support
ing 9,000 alien dependents, but that's all the satis
faction in sight for about $2,000,000 a year, The
new immigration law authorizes deportation of
dependents any time within five years, but action
is impossible until the war ends. , '
Texas and Florida head the American procession
of crop harvesters this year. Week after week the
joyous procession moves northward as certainly
as summer does its part and glides into autumn.
During the next four months the advancing host
of harvesters will command s big share of the
- An insinuation of unseemly haste wilt not stick
to the skirts of Massachusetts in the 'matter of
honoring the memory of Chevalier de Saint-Sau-veur,
a revolutonary hero. Saint-Sauveur partici
fated in the operations of the French fleet in
778, and a monument to him' has been erected in
King's Chapel, Boston. I
Perplexity is indicated in moist military quar
ters down east regarding the taw forbidding giv
ing or serving drinks to men in uniform, particu
larly in private clubs. As the law penalizes "serv
ing, it is believed the risk can be overcome by
the man in uniform helping himself. Experts re
gard the strategy as a throb of genius.
"Plunger" Livermore of Wall -street is, re
ported to have cleared up $2,000,000 in recent
operations, paid off a bunch of bankruptcy bills
and I. O. Us, and ia atill $500,000 to the good.
This ia featured as one Of the street's shining
examples of success, but the number of lambs
sheared to make the pile ia not mentioned.
Various reasons for draft exemption, ranging
frdm hookworm to cold feet, are attracting press
notices here and there.- Age forgeteries are work
ing overtime in the preliminary stages, and a de
cided demand for Quaker' church membership
marks the game in Chicago. The latter rush is not
getting far, as officials of the Society of Friends
are searching the quality of the "faith" of appli
cants. Open and silent knocking of registration
is felt in Minneapolis, where socialist activity
thinly veils pro-German propaganda, v,,
"Dynamite Johnny" O'Brien is just over 80,
bedad, and going strong among the retired sea
rovers of New York. Back in the years of Cuban
revolutions O'Brien was a dandy scout running
blockades as cheerily as he empTfed a noggin, of
rum, ye hoi supplying the island scrappers with
tools to keep Spanish rulers awake, and then
some. During the feast in honor of the occasion,
Johnny successfully filibustered among the
oysters, spuds and beef, and showed talent for
atowing away good things that amazed beholders.
Proverb for the Day. C .
Beauty unadorned Is (adorned the
One Year Ago Today In the War.
Germans stormed and carried Ce.ll
lette wood at Verdun,
British and Germans engaged In
heavy artillery duel at Vimy ridge.
Germans captured French line be
tween Fort Bouaumont and Vaux
pond. - ,
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
The civil engineers ot Omaha gave
a complimentary . banquet to Mr.
George Lederle on the occasion of his
departure for Oregon, where he goes
to build a bridge for the Union Pacific
road across the Willamette river.
James W. Way acted aa to&atmaster
and "Our Guest" was responded to by
G. B. Christie; Lieutenant Kennon
spoke of the "Engineers of the Army,"
and Dr. Smith gallantly paid his com
pliments to the "ladles."
The police patrol electrical call sys
tem waa commended, the wires, sig
nal boxes, batteriea and other acces
sories being In working order. The
boxes will extend from Fort Omaha to
Sheeley'B packing house.
C. W. Hunt haa resigned his position
with the Mollne, Milburn & Stoddard
company and haa accepted a position
with the well known house of David
Bradley & Co. of Council Bluffs.
The graders employed by C. T.
Williams on West California street
were startled by a mad dog running
Into their midst. One of the graders
known aa "Bob," a fleet runner, head
ed the beast .off, sized it with his
hands, and managed to cling to the
animal without being bitten until the
other men came up and killed it.
The first Inspection of a lodge of
Pythlans of this city took place at the
Armory of Omaha's Division No. 12,
Twenty-second and , Cuming. The
work of inspection waa performed by
Colonel John J. Monell and the divi
sion waa officered by Captains George
H. Crager, H. J. Wells and John Hey
Mr. and Mrs. J, A. Hannon have re
turned from their wedding tour and
are now stopping at the Cozaens house.
Manager Shrlver and the men now
In Omaha, who have entered the great
alx-day pedestrian match, held a meet
ing and chose Mr. Crawford of the
Chronicle to take charge of tha scor
This Day In History, - . - ..
1768 William H. Lyttleton became
governor of South Carolina.
1765 England purchased the Isle
of Man from the duke and duchess ot
Athol for $350,000.
1794 British under Lord Howe won
a great victory over the French fleet
in the Bay of Biscay,
'vl 801 Brlgham YoungVaeccinfl press
ldent of the Mormon church, born at
Whltlngham,. Vt. Died to Salt Lake
City, August 29, 1877.' ' - -x
1813 United States frigate Chesapeake-defeated
and captured by the
British frigate Shannon near Boston
; 1821 Colonel Alexander Macomb of
New York was appointed chief engi
neer of tha United States army.
1832 General Thomas Sumter, last
surviving revolutionary officer, died at
South Mount S. C, Born In Virginia
1918 United States marines landed
in Santo Domingo to restore order. (
The Day We Celebrate. . .
. Charles W. Martin, who deals in real
estate and Insurance, Is celebrating his
fifty-fourth birthday today.' He was
born in Galesburg, III., and studied at
Knox college. He has been in the in
surance business In Omaha-since 1884.
Frank C. Durr, chief clerk to the
auditor of passenger accounts of the
Union Pacific, was born June 1, 1867,
In Cincinnati. He has been In the
railroad business for more than thirty
. Colonel Robert E. L. Mtchie, United
States army, member of the general
staff and aide to General Scott on his
mission to Russia, born 4n Virginia
fifty-three years ago today. '
Grand Duchess Olga, sister of the
depoaed ezar of Russia, who recently
was divorced from Duke. Peter of
Oldenburg, born thirty-five years ago
Rt. Rev. Patrick R. Heffron, Catho
lio bishop of Winona, Minn., born in
New York City fifty-seven years ago
today. v , ' " i
Arthur Curtlss James, New York
merchant and mine I owner, recently
decorated by the king of Italy, born In
New York City fifty years ago today.
Henry Bevereld, catcher for the St.
Louis American league base ball team,
born at Story City, Ia., twenty-six
years ago today.
Otto L. Miller, catcher for the
Brooklyn National league base ball
team, born at Minden, Neb., twenty
eight years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders. '
The American Association of Med
ical Milk Commissioners begins its an
nual meeting today in Brooklyn.,
Notre Dame university, one of the
leading Catholic colleges of the world.
Is to enter upon a two weeks' celebra
tion today in honor of its diamond
It is expected that the American
Dental Trades association, scheduled
to open a two-day convention at At
lantic City today, will discuss services
it is capable of rendering to soldiers. -
Beginning today all alien enemies
must have special permits if they de
sire to reside or do business within
one-half mile of any United States fort
camp, navy yard, munition factory or
other government naval or military
The annual meeting ot the Asso
ciated Harvard Clubs, to have assem
bled today in Washington, haa been
called off because so many of those ex
pected to attend are actively engaged
In war work.
The annual Bach festival at South
Bethlehem, Pa., one ot the noted mu
sical events of the year, will be opened
with a concert tonight In the Packer
Memorial church ot Lehigh univer
sity. In Washington today there Is to be
dedicated. the first theater built by the
'government tor the people In thia
country. It Is to be known aa the Na
tional Sylvan theater and la aituated
at the southern end of the Monument
grounds. It Is a part of the plan tor
the beautlfloatlon of Washington for
which congress made a large appro
priation a year ago. ,
Storyette ot the Day.'
"Say, Elmlra, who's that chap com
ing here ao much. evenlngaT"
"He's a man, pa, I've engaged to Im
prove my mind. He'a a professor in
the school of Eros."
"What were you doing last Bight
when Benny said you and he made a
noise that sounded like kissing?" -
"Why, pa, we were only going
through some osculatory exerclsea"
'That so? I'll tan that little ras
cal's hide, - blame html" Baltimore
American. , ,
The Bee's Help to the Red Cross.
Washington, May 29. To the Edi
tor ot The Bee; Mr. Frank Judson in
forms me of the great service you have
rendered to the people of Omaha and
the American Red Cross in the re
cent campaign tor membership which
has produced such splendid results.
To secure 85,000 members in Omaha
ifl an achievement possible only
through publicity of a rare order. The
part you have played in this is deeply
appreciated not only by the Omaha
chapter, but by national headquarters
We are retaining complete clippings
from your paper for use as examples
for other cities throughout the coun
try. F. P. FOIS1E,
Assistant Director Membership Extension.
Jerry's Hint to Gardeners. '
Omaha, May 30. To the Editor of
The Bee: In yesterday's issue ap
peared an editorial of warning which
read: "Don't let the weeds get the
start on your vegetables."
I fear that It will be Impossible to
obey your timely admonition, for some
of the lots selected for cultivation are
better adapted for the manufacture of
brick, tiles and crockery than for til
lage, notwithstanding that numerous
fertile lots remain uncultivated in the
city. I agree with Charles Wooster
and other practical farmers that
many officials selected for the con
servation - of food are economic mis
fits. However, I would suggest that
some or the manure dumped by the
stock yards company within the city
limits might be applied to the clay
patches as an experiment.
Cut Out Tobacco, Too.
Benson, Neb., May 28. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: In your Issue of May
21 I read the letter of Mrs. Du Vine
core of Scotia, Neb., on "Tobacco and
War." All she says Is true and very
much more. The majority of the peo
ple, it seems, especially in Nebraska,
and several other states, make a ter
rible howl about the grain that is
wasted to make booze, as they call It,
together with the terrible harm it does
and the vast amount of money spent
for same. Does she not show the
amount of land used for the growing
of tobacco and the vast sums of money
spent for same and this same land is
the choicest for it takes such to grow
tobacco. Now, reasoning on the same
lines, is not that amount of our best
land Just wasted, no benefit whatever
to mankind, while whisky and alco
hol are both valuable when properly
used, and you can't say that for to
bacco., Also the slop from the brew
eries and distilleries Is valuable for
the feeding of dairy cows and other
purposes, and you can't say that of
the waste from tobacco.
Now if we are going to be good, let's
be very, very good and abolish both,
and use our land, money and energies
for purposes more ennobling than
either of these. The user of tobacco
has no more right to tell the user of
booze that he can't do It than the booze
drinker has the right to tell the to
bacco user that he can't do it Neither
ot them are actually necessary and we
woqld be better off without either, but
give justice to all alike, not stop one
end and uphold another Just as bad or
worse. J. W. PARSONS, M. D.
, Farm Work and City Waste.
Greenwood, Neb., May 28. To the
Editor of The Bee: I am a farmer's
wife and have been reading so much
about food conservation that I have
decided to write a little myself. We
farmers' wives are not having our pic
tures taken In trousers to show what
big things we are going to do, but we
are doing Just the same. ,
Oh, yes, we are putting tn big gar
dens; most ot us always have; we are
planting every inch of apace Into
something that canbe canned or
dried; we are working hard and we
always have. I
When harvest time-comes around,
with the heat at 100 in the shade,
we will send for a few of these men
who know just what the farmers ought
to do and Just how t!iey ought to do
It and just what price their produce
should be placed at to shock.
In talking to a number of girls who
have worked in rich homes in Omaha
(and I suppose all cities are the same)
they tell me that everything is thrown
out after every meal and of such
waste I have never heard the like.
The finest of meats and fowl, not
half of it eaten, Is thrown In the gar
bage can. They have told me that a
twelve-pound turkey was ordered for
dinner, half of It eaten and the rt
mainder thrown away. Strawberry
shortcake and pies and cakea enough
to bring Joy to many a starved fam
ily have gone In tha garbage can.
There ia not enough food wasted on
the farm to keep the family dog fat.
The farmer's wife is always glad to
have something left over for the next
meal. A READER.
Architect I iuppom, Mr. Nurfcli, you re
ceived tha plant 1 sent you for th porte
cochere and rrand entrance.
Nurtch Tee, and what do you mean by
puttln "Salve" over the door? That aln-t
what I made my money In. Boston Tran
script. The Oracle Only fools are certain; wilt
His Wife Are you sure, dearie?
The Oracle Yes, my darllnsi certain ot
Bacon They say he'a a well-known
Efbert How ao?
' "He'a had at least a hundred stories de
clined," Yonkera Statesman.
Mrs. Peck I'd be ashamed, if I wis a
man, to let a woman order me around.
Mr. Peck I'm sure you would, Henrietta
and It's considerate ot you not to ask me
to let you. Judge.
TM0VK5H VM A U0MAN W8.
I MET A QIRV. WHO l'S
0HI H A YtWUSNM '-SWUM
I mm her.?
Look AfcOUNO A UTT-M0U
MAN itY BETTER OWS
"Jn Qalicta there are many wit mints. In
onn of them there Is aaid to be ft gallery
which echoei the human vole eighteen
"Uh huh. And If you don't can to take
tMU itory i it stands, there's plenty of
salt handy." Chicago Herald.
"Za grand duke say he haf been III
America. But Mis knowledge of your
geography Is very vagne."
"Does he say nothing of our customs?" In
quired the American attach.
"He say everybody In your country called
- "He's been there!" LouUvMa Courier- '
Two sailors were coming along the tide
walk Just as a newly-married couple cam
out of the- church to enter an automobile.
Said one sailor: "There go another poor
devil launched upon the sea of matrimony."
"Yes," said the other, "and h look aa
If he expected to strike s, mtn any min
ute." Boston Transcript,
TO A BUTTERFLY.
Irvln Mattlck In Bt Louis Globe-Democrat, -
Angelic herald of the spring I .
O'er stream and meadow dallying, j
Lord of th flowered aweeta that swing
On snrub and tree,
Born on a light and beauteous wine, i
I envy thee.
Thy chalices are blossoms filled 4
With dews by morning's breath distilled.
Thy chapels are th woods that build
Their chancels high.
Catching the last rich rays that gild
Tha evening sky.
Along thy undulating way,
Studding the long, still summer day
With floating gems that gleam and away,
Thou tak'st thy flight.
All heedless of the cares that weigh
My human plight.
And still, poor flltterer. I know
That thou, ilk me, hast many a foe.
Delighting to strike some weakling low
And watch h'm squirm;
Reft of tha pity man should show
His fellow worm!
Tot, when my. soul has wings like thine,
To soar God's stellar, heights divine,
I hop my vplrit will Incline
Earthward to stray.
Along the paths I loved as mln v.
When I was clay!
Tho beautiful burials arranged by vs
art) refined In every minute detail. Wa
have won everyone's confidence by the
careful, able, tactful manner in which w
conduct funeral services. Our equipage is
modern and each member of this organi
sation is thoroughly experienced to carry
out each and every part of our efficient
N. P. SWANSON
Funeral Parlor. Est.bll.hed ISM)
17th and Cuming Sts. TL Doug. 1090.
There are many Irtprfo
of talking machines and
( si m . vuiiico, uui ciitu m amy
one instrument that reallv siricrci- th -roaf 4
give an mutation of singing. Just as you or I might
give an imitation of dog barking. !
THE NEW EDISON
"The Phonograph With a Soar
actually sings. It has stood beside Marie Rappold.
Anna Case, Christine Miller, Alice Verlet and a
score of other great artists and has sung duets with
them and then sung in comparison with them. . The
musixj critics of 500 of America's greatest newspa
pers concede in the columns of their own papers
that it is only by watching the lips of the flesh mi
blood artists that they can tell whether it is the
artist singing or the New Edison singing.
Make Us Prove Our Statements
, Come to our store in a critical frame of mind
and make us prove our statements. Let us explain
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