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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 1917.
The Om'aha Bee
DAILY (MORNING) EVENING SUNDAY .
FOUNDED BY EDWARD ROSEWATER
VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR
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to tawa. Addraaa changed aa allaa aa rwniaatari.
The mystery of the double crost remains un
finished business until solved.
Looks as though the railroads had exploded
a Messines mine under 2-cent fares.
Go right up and buy your Liberty bond.
There's one waiting for every man. A
It ti evident from advance reports that the
Board of Equalization is assured a select visit
Registration slackers think this is a vast coun
try to hide in, but the federal reach is not only
vast, but tireless. '
Thanks, General Hall, "for them kind words."
But Omaha has been trying to do its duty by the
Guard for, lo, these many years.
It is apparent at this stage of the battle that
the wooden ship scheme developed "leaks" is
copious aa the Navy department.
The tity commissioners should drive the police
probe deep enough to get at the seat of the trou
ble. No whitewash1 wanted here, 1
At any rate, none will say the county asses
sor's lightning calculator was not in good working
order, even if it did run wild at times. (
, la the light of successive decisions by the
high court, state railroad commissions have rea
son to wonder what they are here for.
Another move is to be made to regulate dance
halls in Omaha, which is all right, if the regula
tion be applied so as to bring results.
One thing the city should not do is to let the
park swimming pools run short of water. It is
no extravagance to provide liberally in this re
-, Big clocks are ticking off the Liberty bond
subscriptions in New York, showing how an
Omaha idea has penetrated and cauglit on in
Gotham, ... i . .. ' ' ' j
, ' Speaking of peculiar and appropriate names,
one of the signal corps officers attached to Gen
eral Pershing's staff is Lieutenant Birdseye Blake
man Lewis, t
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Boulogne gave the newly-landed American
nurses a most enthusiastic welcome, belt that
isn't anything wonderful, for in American nurse
is welcome wherever she goes.
Neutral Norway feels the pinch of war al
most is keenly is the fighting nations. Sending
s commissionto the United States indicates a se
rious reduction of the home bread basket.
Now. comes the suggestion of sdding i medi
cal officer to the cabinet, Laymen understand
faSrly well the kind of treatment the cibinet needs,
but a professional is necessary to tone up the prescription.
General Goethala has learned something about
letting contracts and tlso in the way of dispens
ing with dissatisfied assistants since he went into
the government construction business. And his
record justifies the confidence Americans have In
his judgment. . 1 . '
Nebraska Is to be asked to raise i third regi
ment of National Guards, thereby providing a
fine opportunity for a lot of fellows anxious to
get into service without joining one of the existing
organizations or being drafted, Here's your
chance to help out. .
Yes, What's the Idea? ..
TJie Bee's cartoonist has, we believe, correctly
pictured the attitude of the general body of our
taxpayers in portraying "Mr. Business Man" reg
istering "astonishment" at the proposal of our
new democratic county assessor to double and
triple and quadruple the figures on the tax rolls.
What's the idea of such a radical wholesale
boost at this particular time?
What has happened over night to call for
such a sudden and violent outbreak, even con
ceding that personal property valuations have
been made on a basis of extreme moderation and
may be properly subject to some increase?
With the certainty that tremendously in
creased tax burdens are to be laid by the federal
government to meet war demands, wh should
the taxpayers of Omaha and Douglas county
be picked out to carry an extra load of state and
The notices that have gone out by the thou
sands are in the nature of invitations to the re
cipients, if they have objections, to appear -before
the Board of Equalization and show cause, and it
may be taken for granted that they will be there
and propound these questions for themselves.
Jail for the Draft Dodgers.
Provost Marshal General Crowder has issued
.the sternest of orders and it is now jail for the
draft dodgers. These wilfully foolish evaders of
the law will be hunted out and punished as they
deserve to be. Whatever motive or reason may
have led them to assume the position in which
they find themselves, they were mistaken. Their
attitude towards the war is not involved, but re
fusal to submit themselves as law-abiding citi
zens is the offense alleged against them. No man
has a right to set aside the law at his own con
venience or for his own pleasure. This is one
obligation none are above. The present duty of
the federal officers is imperative, forr unless the
orders of the provost marshal be rigidly carried
out, injustice is done to all who did submit them
selves and register. Not many slackers are to
be found anywhere, but these will now discover
how relentless Uncle Sam is when once he sets
about to overhaul an offender.
- British Aims in the War.
The note from the British government to the
Russian people echoes the expressions contained
in President Wilson's address and ought to set
.to rest any popular apprehension as to the na
ture of the war. At any rate it makes clear the
harmony of purpose of the great democjarcies of
the world allied in a sacred cause. Neither is
fighting for conquest, to impose on an unwilling
people any form of government nor to secure
new territory for commercial or industrial ex
ploitation. The declarations of purpose from the
United States and Great Britain clearly estab
lish the war as a conflict between freedom and
oppression and the solemn engagements of these
great nations are the best possible guaranty to
submerged peoples that they will be given a
square deal tinder the new government that must
tome out of the war.
Empire and dominion is not the object sought
by the Allies, but a world in which nations and
individuals alike may enjoy life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness." They do not pursue the
chimera of superman nor seek the imposition of
the control of one over many, but a world ia
which the relations of all will rest on the equality
of all before thfc law, under which the rights of
all wiH be sacredly regarded and zealously main
tained. Only such a world is fit tot live in snd
only under such conditions may peace among na
tions be fixed.
Russians will be responsive to these declara
tions, unless their aspirations and professions are
wholly deceptive, and will in their might assist
in the great cause to! which the strong nations of
the world have devoted their ability without re
It has been . a long time since in American
president had the chance to hand out as many
"stars" at, one time as Mr. Wilson bestowed in
making eighteen new brigadiers, but the event is
vworthy of the cause. Here's goad luck to the gen
erals and the men they lead.. , s
Though Omaha 'fails to get one of the great
military cantonments, we'll keep right on hustling
for the Liberty bonds ind doing our best to en'
courage enlistments. Apparently we haven't
enough unused ground adjacent to the city for
' the purposes of the army, a disadvantage we may
be able to survive. -
iThe Poor Rick
-New York Financial World
'Whatever our rich men do is usually ascribed
to sordid ind selfish motives.
Our government, in the hour of need of enor
mous funds tor the war, naturally expects wealthy
men and the rich corporations to give more than
' their share. But even these moneyed powers have
not millions in cash lying around loose. They
have to fall back on security holdings to raise
the monev to subscribe to war loans. Thev have
actually sold large blocks of bonds and stocks to
come to the aid of the government, and the pop
ular acknowledgment of this is that our rich men
and corporations have sold securities to buy the
new government bonds, which are tax-exempt, in
order to avoid taxes.
Had they not sold securities in order to make
substantial subscriptions to the war loan, they
would .-have been chareecT with lack of oatriotism.
. Whatever our millionaires are doing, whether
' tliev aril valuable securities at 1 loss or induce
wthe corporations which they control to sell to the
government copper, ateet, zinc ana oiner com
mnri'jtia af nrir reductions amounting to manv
millions.they hardly can expect anything else but
'being charged with base motives by the "friends
,of the people" and the newspapers, especially the
newspapers which cater to prejudice. So interest
on their money and occasionally "roasts" by the
press are the only pleasures they derive from their
millions and billions.
What the American Negro is Doing.
Announcement of program plans for the
eighteenth annual convention'of the Negro Busi
ness Men's league contains much of information
that .might be a revelation to some who have
not kept close track of the progress of this ele
ment of our citizenship. It comprehends a list
of activities that shows the colored man to be
pushing ahead in his own sphere with vigor and
success. Capable and competent men of the race
have established themselves honorably in pro
fessional life and in industrial and commercial
lines and by their own energy have made their
positions permanent. These have aided in bring
ing up the more backward of their own face and
thua the problem is being worked out. The
American negro is looking ahead to his own des
tiny, which runs parallel with-and not counter to
that of the white man. Actual accomplishment
is the best possible test of ability and this has
proven that color of the skin is not an insur
mountable handicap in life.
Norse Expeditions to America.
'Coming of i Norwegian trade commission,
headed by Fritjof Nansen, will revive interest
in an- earlier expedition from the same country.
It came across the north Atlantic a thousand
years ago ind was headed by Lief Erickson, also
an Arctic explorer of intrepid courage and tried
judgment. The purposes of these expeditions are
much the same in general nature, too. Nansen
will aeek to establish better relations between the
two countries, so far as commerce is concerned,
while Erikson was hunting i timber supply for
i new town he had founded in Greenland, the
outpost of the Norsemen of his day, - A curious
fact is that Erikson's experiences were all writ-
"ten out, but were lost for almost I millenium
among other forgotten sagas of the skalds, while
credit for discovering the new, world went to an
Italian who came on five centuries later. What
ever Nansen does will go into archives where
easier access may be had ,to the records and
therefore will not so completely disappear. A
thousand years has made some difference in the
relations bf the two countries as well as a dis
tinct change in their relative importance.
' Our soldiers enroute to France are to be fur
nished with a handbook or primer from, which to
cull a few phrases of the language of the land
to which they are going, but the chances are their
most useful lessons will come through contact
with the poillus. By the time they get through
we'll have a polyglot army, able to speak any lan
guage from Tagalog to modern French, with all
the varied and unique expressions of the border
Mexicans for garnishment. That army that swore
horribly in Flanders should have lived to witness
the accomplishment of the modern American
The spectacle of an Indian buying $640,000 of
Liberty bonds at a single purchase is commended
to the correspondent who thinks the whites have
fastened an irreparable wrong on the reds in
Saving Summer Foods
By Frederic J. Haskin
Washington, June 10. Each woman can serve
her country this summer by canning as much
food as possible. It is her duty to the nation as
well as to her family. We can't afford to waste
a bean or a raspberry else we may live to re
gret it next winter when the ground is covered
with six inches of snow and there is no chance
of harvesting anything but a big appetite.
It is a commonplace to repeat that in recent
years the apartment house, the canning factory,
the bakery and the delicatessen have been doing
our housekeeping for us. Why bake bread when
you can buy it from a city bakery; why wear
your nervels out cooking when you can buy cooked
food at the corner delicatessen and why can
food when you can buy canned goods at any gro
cery? And so every year tons of fresh vegetables
and fruits have rotted on the ground.
Now the war has changed all this. It is as
if we were suddenly plunged back to the time of
our ancestors when the feeding of every family
was the individual responsibility of its women
members. The modern woman now stands in
the same position as her grandmother, who baked
her bread, carefully planned the meals a.id canned
evesy left-over product, because food was scarce
an the chance of winter want was always in the
background. There is this difference, however.
Our grandmothers were trained for It, while the
great majority of modern women are not.
Of all the mcthodsf conserving perishable
food, canning is the most satisfactory. Through
the efforts of the Department of Agriculture thou
sands of women and children have been taught
how to can fruits, vegetables and soups during
the last five years, so that a part of the feminine
population is weli able to meet the emergency.
For the rest of the women the department is
now establishing community canning kitchens,
where representatives from the bureau of farm
extension work demonstrate the best methods of
Our grandmothers used to sterilize their fruits
and vegetables three er four times before they
packed them and even then lost a great deal of
the .product through spoilage. By the modern
methods the housewife puts her fruit or vegetables
in a pan and blanches them in boiling water. Then
she quickly dips them into cold water, removes
the skins and cuts them intothe proper sizes
for glass jars or cans. She next puts them in the
jars or containers, pours hot syrup on the fruit
and hot water and a little salt on the vegetables
and partially seals the jars, (In the case of tin
cans they are soldered.) The products are ster
ilized after they are in the jars or the containers.
The boiling or sterilizing of the jars may be
done in an ordinary home-made outfit, such as a
wash boiler, tin pail, milk can, washtub or lard
pail. If fitted with a false bottom, lifting handles
and a tight-fitting cover such an outfit is much
more convenient. Then there are manufactured
outfits, costing anywhere from $15 to $23, which,
like the vacuum cleaner, are not necessary to jdo
the work, but are much more efficient. One of
these is the steam pressure cooker and the water
seal outfit is another.
The steam pressure cooker is a large kettle
with a rack in the middle to hold the jars and a
lid that screws tightly on, supporting a pressure
?:auge, 1 safety valve and a steam petcock. Be
ore putting in the jars the kettle should be filled
with water half -way up to tiie rack. The lid
is then screwed on and as soon as the water bojls
steam pressure is created, the amount of which
may be gauged by the thermometer on the lid.
From five to thirty pounds of steam pressure may
be generated by this steam-tight sterilized kettle.
The water-sjeal outfit is of different construction,
but it works on the same principle steam.
These outfits are not necessary. This point
the Department of Agriculture takes great trouble
to' emphasize! no woman should forego canning
this year sinibly because she has not a manufac
tured outfit f Jars may be sterilized in a dish
pan. V The ctiief advantage of the manufactured
outfits is the shorter time required to sterilize
the product and therefore in cases where gas
stoves are uSed a saving in gas. In canning straw
berries, for instance, the home-made outfit takes
eight minutes to sterilize the fruit, while under
a steam 'pressure of fifteen pounds in the steam
pressure kettle only four minutes is necessary.
The nextuestion is the type of jars to be
used. There are three of these which the De
partment of Agriculture advocates for canning
the screw top, or Mason, jar, the suction top and
the spriug clamp. Great care should be taken in
sealing the jars, as a poorly-sealed jar is one
of the most frequent causes of spoilage. Before
packing food in the jars they should be tested to
be sure they are not defective. In the first place
put the top on the jar without the rubber. Screw
it on tight. Then see if you can insert a thumb
nail between the top and the glass. If you can,
the top is usually defective. In the case ot glass
toos the class too should first be placed on the
jar without- the rubber. Then tap around the
edge ot the top witn a pencil or tne nnger. it tne
top rocks you will know it is defective. Be
sure that the wire bail is tight enough, to hold the
top firmly in place, too.
Tars and containers ot all kinds this year are
mpre expensive than ever before, hence no pre
caution is too elaborate to prevent breakage Do
not overoack them. Corn, pumpkin, lima beans,
peas and sweet potatoes particularly have a tend
ency, to expand in processing and should be
packed accordingly. Then be sure not to put
cold jars into boiling water or boiling water on
cold jars. Heat the jars before you put your hot
water or syrup into them, If you use a manufac
tured outfit don't put too much water in it. The
water should not come an tne way up to tne
rack holding the jars. Attention should Be paid
to draughts also. -If a cold draught happens to
strike the jars as they come steaming from the
canneri they are all likely to break. Wrap your
jars in! brown papet before storing them. It
Recipes for canning fruits and vegetables may
be obtained by consulting almost any cook book,
only if you use the one-period cold-pack method
explained in this article do not mix it with any
other methods. The amount of salt you desire to
use oh your string beans is a matter of indi
vidual taste and it does not affect the canning
process if you cook bacon or chipped beef with
them. The syrup density you use is also a mat
ter for you to decide, albeit an important one.
It has a great deal to do with the quality of the
goods. But remember that the canning process
itself must not be changed: Blanch the product
with boiling water; douche it in cold water; pack
ft in partially scaled jars' and sterilize.
' A new book by the United States Department
of Agriculture describing the new process of
home canning will be published in, a few days.
A free copy of this book will be sent to an
reader of The Bee who is interested. Send your
name and address with a 2-cent stamp to The
Omaha Bee, Information Bureau, Washington,
D. C, and a copy of 'the canning book will be
sent to you as soon as published.
People and Events
The lower branch of the Illinois legislature
passed a bill making the legal height of women's
shoe heels one inch and three-eighths. Doctors
boosted the bill and economists figured it would
save some leather and much timber.
John Rockefeller has subscribed for $15,000,000
worth of Liberty bonds and will take a few more
if any remain on the counter at the ctojing hour.
Those who enjoy throwing vocal bombs at John
D. cannot assail his business judgment of a good
thing and make it stick. ,
Jackson Barnett is a . shrewd boaster, ven
though he is an Indian. One of. the .tribal mitljonr
aire of Oklahoma he has money to spare and
put a roll of $800,000 in Liberty bonds. Still, your
Uncle Sam regards Barnett as a "ward of the
government," instead of a practical helper..
Proverb for the Day.
Confessing a fault half amends It
One Year Ago Today In the War.
Canadians made counter attack at
Ypres and recovered lost trenches.
Representatives of the allied pow
era gathered In Paris for economic
Russians attacked German front
north of'Baranovltch and captured on
whole front 6,000 prisoners.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago Today.
Mr. and Mrs. George D. Gilbert gave
a card party at their residence In
honor of Mr. and Mra. Frank Cranston
of Providence, R. J. Antong those
present were Mr. and Mrs. Z. B.
Knight, Mrs. Lyman Richardson, Gen
eral and Mrs. Manderson, General and
Mrs. Dandy, Mr. B. K. Smith, Mr. and
Mrs. Metcalf, Mrs. Cornish, Dr." an.
Mrs. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. William K
Allen, Mr. and Mrs. B. K. B. Kennedy,
Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Pratt, Mr. and
Mrs. Khelton. Mrs. E. T. Bcall and
Chief of Police Seavey has prohib
Ited music and dancing on Sunday at
the various concert halls-4n the city.
The marriage of Maurice Meyer and
Miss Bertha Strauss took place at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Auer
bach, 623 South Fifteenth, Rabbi Ben
S. R. Callaway, who has been In
Alaska for some time past, has sailed
for tha. United States and Is expected
to arrive In Omaha in about ten
The pulpit of the Kountze Memorial
church was occupied by Rev. Mr.
Kuhns, D. D., who was its minister
for fifteen years, commencing in 1858,
when the congregation consisted of
only thirteen members.
Jules G. Lombard, the famous singer
of Chicago, is at the Barker hotel.
An effort is being made to induce him
to remain In the city until after the
benefit of tire Elks.
W. Jennings Demorest, whose hobby
Is annihilation of the liquor traffic, is
at the Paxton on his way to New York
from a trip to .the Pacific coast.
This Day In History.
1773 Thomas Young, for whom the
claim has been made of the discovery
of the wave theory of light, born in
England. Died there May 10, 1829.
1786 Winflcld Scott, who was gen-eral-in-chief
of the United States army
at the beginning of the war between
the states, born near Petersburg, Va.
Died at West Point, N. Y., March 29,
1864 George M. Holllns, com
mander of the ship Cyane, bombarded
and destroyed the small town of Grey
town on the Mosquito coast, Central
1862 Confederate cavalry, 1.S00
strong, under General J. E. B. Stuart,
passed around the army of the Poto
mac. 1867 Emperor Maximilian tried be
fore a court-martial composed of in
ferior officers of the republican army
1873 Shah of Persia arrived .In
England on a visit to Queen Victoria.
.1897 A bomb was exploded near
tmr carriage of President Fauro of
1898 Anglo-French convention rel
ative to tha Niger boundary was
signed. .. ,
The Day Wc Celebrate.
Anton B. Chapek was' born In Mo
ravia June 13, 1869. He deals in real
"captain Fay W. Brabaon, U. S. A.,
who has been appointed a member of
the general stafTt corps, born in Ten
nessee thirty-seven years ago today.
Rear Admiral Bradley A. Flske, U.
S. N., retired, born at Lyons, N. Y.,
sixty-three years ago today, a
Sir Charles Parsons, who developed
the turbine which drives liners and
dreadnoughts, born sixty-three years
Henry P. Davison, the New York
banker named by President Wilson to
head the war council of the American
Red Cross, born at Troy, Pa., fifty
years ago today.
Wallace C. Sabine, Harvard univer
sity Brofessor and tha leading author
ity on acoustics in the United States.i
born at Kicnwooa, u., iorty-nine years
v William Butler Yeats, celebrated
author and playwright, born in Dub
lin nfty-two years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
Ex-President William" H. Taft Is to
receive the honorary degree ot LL. L.
from Union college today.
The national assembly of civil serv
ice commissioners is to meet in Bos
ton today for its annual convention.
Tha. low Farm Mortgage associa
tion meeta 111 jvm uiujuw w,
liminary to the meeting of the IowaJ
, Delegates from many states are to
gather today at Neenah, Wis., for the
national convention of the United
Danish Evangelical Lutheran church. j
The degree of doctor oi laws is to
be conferred upon Governor Harding
of Iowa today at the commencement
of the University of South Dakota
James M. Beck of New York, for
mer assistant attorney general of the
United States, Is to deliver the com
mencement address today at the Uni
versity of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Hugh Black of the General The
ological seminary is to be the orator
today at the eighty-fourth commence
ment exercises of Oberlin college.
President McCracken of Vassar col
lege Is to be the speaker today at the
rlchtleth commencement ot v Mount
Holyoke college et South Hadley, Mass.
Storyctte of the Day.
Two Tommies were strolling Idly
along the street when they chanced
to gaze into an attractive shop win
dow. Being soldiers they both had an
eye for a pretty girl and there within
the Bhop was a real winner.
"Sandy," whispered Mike, "shure,
she's just the fairest colleen my eyes
hlv iver rested on. It's mysilf that'll
go In and buy something, an' perhaps
she will have a smile for me."
His companion came from "ayont
the TweedV' as his answer proved.
"I'll gang wi' ye," he said. "But,
hoot, mon, ye neednae spend a bawbee.
A' ye hev tae dae is tae ask her. fur
chango o' a shillln'." London Tit-Bits.
1 Tax Assessment Boosts.
Omaha, June 12. To the Editor of
The Bee: I believe you are doing a
p&bllc service in your publicity of
the tax boost upon personal property.
There could never be a more ruinous
policy adopted than that of the pres
ent county assessor. His tax ideas
belong to bygone days. His predeces
sor has shown a disposition to grasp
the progressive ideas of taxation
which thinking men toay have
adopted leaving industry" as little
burdened with taxation as the anti
quated laws of this state will allow.
Mr. Fitzgerald, however, has harked
back to ante-bellum days on this sub
ject. Or perhaps I misread liis in
tentions. If may be that the asseagor
really has awakened- to better ideas
on taxation and, since noticing that
the legislature defeated every effort of
mine two years ago to remove some
of our tax iniquities, believes that
our present stupid laws on the subject
should be strictly enforced in order
to compel their repeal. If this is his
object I am willing to extend to him
an unconditional pardon. If may be
that such a proceeding is the only
manner in which the people will be
aroused to wipe such ignorant laws
from our statutes.
Nevertheless. I am so devoted to
Omaha's prosperity that 1 regret a
policy which I know will deal this
city one of the most tremendous blown
attempted in many years, Cities grow
and prosper, not by increasing burdens
of taxation upon industry and enter
prise, but in centering the charges for
government upon those special privi
leges which governments confer
nrivate lanrtholdinir and franchises,
These are the values and the only
values which government produces,
and, are therefore the only proper sub
jects for taxation.
Let not the people be deluded into
the idea that our merchants will pay
these increased taxeo. Taxes on goods
are always shifted with increased in
terest to thoe who buy the goods.
Taxes upon privilege are the only
taxes which are paid by those upon
whom they are levied. Privilege
knows this fundamental truth even
though the people remain blind to so
plain a fact. y
I grant there is a limit beyond
which our own merchants and manu
facturers cannot go in shifting these
increased taxes upon tho people of this
community. If they try to get beyond
that limit buyers will patronize mail
order houses. But, then, what be
comes of our local industries? When
these fail to Increase, but seek other
localities with wiser laws, even the
land, values of Omaha must suffer, In
such manner privil?g defeats itself.
L. J. QUINBY.
Tip for the Rel Cross.
Osceola, Neb., June 11. To the
Editor of The Bee: Jf the Red Cross
society would let us travelers know
their address and if' in small towns
would organize and put up banners
there would be more buttons worn.
J. E. B.
Dodging the Blue ljawrt Vote.
Glenwood, la:, June 9. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: I am glad to see The
Bee publishing something on this sub
ject. It Is currently reported that several
legislators promised to give out state
ments as to why they either were ab
sent when this measure was before
the legislature or voted against the re-
peal of this law, but no statPment has
appeared in the Iowa new? part of The
The least a representative could do
when he votes to sustain an unpopular
law is to make some explanations to
his constituents, especially when he
has made no explanation of his vote
in the legislature. Those fellows that
"ducked" should also be made to
"come across" with their reasons for
side-stepping. WALTER BREEN,
Reference is made to r fetter by
James Walker of Council Bluffs, un
der date of June 4, which refers to
the action of certain legislators who
dodged the vote on the "blue laws
Progress in War Finance.
Somewhere in Nebraska, June 9.
To the Editor of Tho Bee: "Alles geld
1st ausgegeben" all the money is paid
out. Americans have been expecting
that cry from Germany. They will lis
ten in vain. The fact Is, Germany is
playing the game ot the Arkansas man
and his wife who kept a grocery. They
had a barrel of whisky between them.
He tapped his end of the barrel; she
tapped her end' bf the barrel. The
old man had a picayune, which he
passed to his wife for a drink at her
end of the barrel; the wife passed it
back for a drink out of the husband's
end of the barrel; and so on, to the
bottom of the barrel. The financial
condition in Germany is not unlike the
Texan at El Paso. He had an Amer
ican silver dollar. Paso whisky a mis
named local beverage was sold at 20
cents a glass on both sides of the Rio
Grande. The Texan threw dowii his
silver dollar at a bar on the American
side of the river and called for a
drink. A Mexican dollar was worth 80
cents In Texas. The man received a
Mexican dollar for his change. He
crossed the bridge to Juarez, Mexico,
and threw down a Mexican dollar at
the bar for another' drink of 'Paso
whisky. An American dollar was worth
80 cents In Mexico, and the man re
ceived an American dollar for his
change. He crossed the bridge for
another drink and another Mexican
dollar. '' Crossing and recrossing, he
quit on the American side as he be
j?an with an American dollar, having
been on the ."high lonesome" at
Trf come to the concrete, Germany
called tor a loan. Her "people sub
scribed it. She pays the money out to
munition factories, they pay some of it
to laborers, the laborers to merchants,
et ceteri. Germany calls for another
loan, when the people, who have re
ceived the money loan it over again.
This can be kept up until the end of
the war. Who will pay Germany's debt
then? Either the German people or
the American people will pay it. Do
you wish to help pay it? I do not.
Germany's present war debt is 30,000,-,
000),000 thalers. Wb&t will it be at the
close of the war? If Germany wins the
war, your farm will not be worth a
cent; and bank accounts will go as
they went in Belgium. Besides, Wil
liam Hohenzollern, Dick Turpln was a
gentleman, andMesse James a canon
ized sain,t. y
If you "cannot enter the army buy a
Liberty bond. DER HEIDE.
, "J know a man who Is vtry Ruccesefut
In builnci, tind yet all hit customers know
hi talk about hla ffrxtda in chiefly hot air."
"How doea ha manage to foot them.
"He tdoean't. H deals In furnaces.
"What aort of a man ia Green?"
"Fine. The best ever."
ia he truatworthy V ' v
"Would you lend money to himT"
A Mfthat I can't aay. I've never lent
him any. I've only borrowed from him."
Detroit Free Free. -
'Why is Ray tn the hospital?'
. "He took a corner on -two.wheela."
"What of ttrM
"One t 'em wai the steering wheel, old
top." Harvard Lampoon.
Freedom for Arab Tribes.
North Platte, Neb., June 1 2. To the
Editor of The Bee: i hope that Amer
ica, which is in this war for the sole
puryose of protecting the liberties of
weak nations and giving free scope to
democratic principles by allowing the
smaller and weaker peoples to gov
ern themselves, instead of being vas:
sals of the brutal bullies who for cen
turies have been robbing them by
no other right than that of brule
force, will see to it that England will
minn freednm to' the tribal group
of the lower Tigris, which it has
brought completely under subjugation
as reported inAour valued paper. By
allowing our 'present friend and ally
to do such a thing it places America
in a raise ngni ' h.h-
somewhat here at, home. And. when
such a wrong is sought to be perpe
trated, in mv opinion, we should take
a firm stand and place on face
sauarely against it and quickly make
known to the perpetrator, ue ne
friend or foe. that we Know wnai w
are ready to spill our blood for. Then
... iai in a an or if ft n at
Will every ... .
the back of our government and reaay
to give their last uoimr mu
lives for the causa. ;
, WILLIAM LYMAN.
The tribe referred to as having
been subjugated by England is one
that has been in arms, lighting
battle of Turkey on the side of Ger
many and against tlw cause for which
the English as well as Americans are
arrayed in battle. 1
PATRIOTISM OF THE POETS.
The Nation's Sacrifice.
Our well beloved and aH.
And now the shoulder guns
And wait their country's call.
To go across the ''a,
For honor and tor right, ,
And for humanity
We enter in this fight.
V We tove them bo. and yet,
No cowards shall they be;
For though our eyes are wet
With tears they may not see.
Today -we bid them go.
'These boys, oo loved and dear;
Because the wall of woe
uf othera wo can hear.
A million pleading hand
Reach out across the aea.
Of those whosehomes and lands
Are crushed by tyranny.
s Baptized by women's tears;
And bathed In blood they lie
Hnw can wo stop our ears.
No! We must heed their cry.
This la e,ho!y fight. '
No fame or gain we seek;
For honor and for right ' ,
We go to help the weak.
And 'neath the flag we love,
Emblem of liberty!
Our brotherhood we'll provs
To those across the sea.
Then go, dear boys so brawe,
Enthrone sweet liberty.
And may Old Glory wave
Till all the world Is free.
For right Bhall victor be.
Justice and love Increase,
Till over land and see
Shall wave tho flag of peace.
MRS. O. D. M.ABERT.
The Flag We Love.
-Our country unto thee
Our heart la turning ever:
From thee dear land of liberty
No power our love can aever
We love ou,r beautiful flag
Flag o fa land that Is free,
And ell of life we pledge
. To love, uphold and honor theel
From the vivid red of dawn.
From the glory of the sun.
From a bit of heaven's blue
As shield to place our stars upon
Was wrought a marvelous flag.
The wonder of a world;
All race of men give honor
To the Stare and Stripes unfurled
Oh! gracious land of song and story
May thy splendor never wane
While freedom's flag Old Glory
Proclaims the brotherhood of man.
Then rally round the flag, boys, '
The Stare and Stripea uphold.
In God we trust, my countrymen.
Bo feaaWss, true and bold.
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