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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JUNE 17, 1917.
The Omaha- Bee
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' Colonel Roosevelt stands pat on his patriotic
( What's in a name?
Take the morals squad for
Copious sprinkling of formaldehyde around
the city hall might help a bit.
Billions for boosting liberty the world over,
not a copper for indemnity. Carry the news to
Potsdam I '
Viewing the Liberty loan and the Red Cross
scores, Omahans may be pardoned for feeling
a bit chesty.
Every food report coming out of Europe con.
firms the growing pressure of General Poverty
on the bending lines of Mars.
In the last five years lawmakers of this coun
try ground out 02,550 laVs. Still we insist our
brand of liberty is the best ever.
With graduating classes from Hhree high
schools uniting in a joint ceremony, Omaha may
really claim admission to the "metropolitan" class
From March IS to April 16 retail prices of
food staples advanced an average of 9 per cent.
The official speedometer needs more gas to keep
The fact that Alexander of Greece has es
poused the cause of the Allies didn't prevent a
lot of pert paragraphera front referring to hjm as
a 'smart Aleck.
As a token of bygone friendship the Treasury
department might wire congratulations to Berlin
for waking up America. The message will diss!
pate some illusions. '
The Boy Scouts certainly did some scouting
in the Liberty bond drive. If they retain that
hustling ability through life jthey will make high
marlr, in that vmM 1
A Louisville newspaper found 400 empty and
idle coal cars in the switchyards there recently.
If these were idle men, what a fuss the coal opera
tors would, kick up about it. V
One good way to defeat the gossip monger la
to pay no heed to him or his tales of woe. Get
your information from reliable newspapers and
you will have little cause for worry.
Bread that is sold for 13 Cents In Detroit goes
for 9 cents in Windsor, just across the river, where
the Canadian food control law is in effect, and
yet our democratic friends keep telling us price
cannot be regulated.
High honors of the Liberty bond subscription
are officially awarded the small investor. The
small investors comprise the majority, and the
majority forms the reliable backbone of the re
public in all emergencies.
Omaha did not stop for breath after winding
up its work on the Liberty bonds, but turned im
mediately to the Red Cross campaign with an
energy that means business. Our local hustlers
are surely making good these days, -
' ' The largest class in its history has Just en
tered West Point, but its numbers seem insignifi
cant when compared to the hosts of future gen
erals who are digging into the work at the great
training camps. The "Point" turns out a mighty
fine article of soldier, but it doesn't work fast
enough to meet present day needs. 1
, Juggling Coal Prices.
A hurry call for relief from, the perils of high
priced coal has been forwarded to the railroad
committee of the National Defense Council by
the Pittsburgh Coal Producers' association. It
is based on an allegtd shortage of cars, ih' fa
miliar excuse, which rendered excellent service in
last winter's squeeze. A repetition of that gouge
is feared by the Pittsburghers unless the rovern
ment intervenes and compels railroads to supply
cars and do the business offered. The railroad
are charged with gross neglect in falling short
30,000 cars in May's demand, preventing the ship
ment of 1,500,000 extra tons of soft coal,
ft Similar alarms are heard in the West Vir
ginia and Ohio fields and Indiana and Ohio opera
tors roast the railroads with equal vigor. To
what extent railroads are at fault is not disclosed.
They have not publicly replied to the charge.
Evidence is not wanting to show that while rail
roads are exerting all energies to meet public
demands for fuel transportation operators are
not as frightened as they pretend lest the y. ablic
swamp them with excess dividends. Federal
Trade commission reports show a heavy increase
in output and movement of coal during April
over the same month last year. From 'all coal
fields the car movement of coal exceeded that of
April, 1916, by 30 per cent. Reports for the
month of May are not yet out, but it is not
likely shipment will fall short of the preceding
month. Notwithstanding the increase officially
ported, winter price prevail in the soft coal
ields, while a system of collusion with brokers
render mine price Ijsts not worth the ink with
which they are printed. : The car shortage cry
in June serves the object it did last winter. With
retailers' yards generally empty it is expected
dealers will bid against each other,' pay extra
for priority of service and thus prolong for an-
Calling for a Coalition Csbinet.
Our readers should know that the Chicago
Tribune has taken up and is pressing the sug
gestion made by The Bee some weeks ago for a
reorganization of the cabinet in the direction of
efficiency only and away from strictly partisan
lines. The Tribune calls for a "war government,
whereas The Bee had voiced a demand for
"coalition government," but the idea bads' of
both is one and the same. It springs from
recognition of the fact that we are now about
to prosecute a war which can know no lines of
party or creed, race or section, wealth or pov.
erty, but only an undivided Americanism. To
insure success the president is entitled to the
united support of all American citizens and in
congress there can be only supporters and ob
Looking back over the steps already taken, il
is plainly discernible that had the president had
to depend upon the dominant democratic ma.
jority to put through his war measures he would
never have gotten a fair start. If he must de
pend for further legislation upon the new align
ment in congress it is highly important that' he
make his administration responsive to that sup.
port and that the coalition party thus created
in house and senate have a corresponding coali
tion cabinet working in harmony with it This
is the course that has been taken in Great Brit'
ain and France and in practically every country
participating in the war. A "coalition government"
or a "war government" or by whatever term it
may be called, so long as it is constructed with
a sole view to procuring a successful and speedy
achievement of our aims in the war, would not
only meet the need of the hour, but would in
spire popular confidence and arouse popular en
thuslasm in a much higher degree than has
been so far manifested.
Pan-Americanism and the World War.
It would have been strange, with all the talk
of pan-Germanism, pan-Slavism and similar racial
groupings, had nothing been heard of pan-Ameri
canism, and therefore the enthusiasm of Mr. John
Barrett, director of the great international bureau
at Washington, for the possible effects of the
world war on American relations does not come
as especially surprising. Mr. Barrett, in a recent
address at Baltimore, referred to the fact that the
whole western hemisphere may be directly con
cerned in the war before another year passes.
borne of the South American countries are striv
ing to preserve their neutrality, but, said Mr,
Barrett, "certain mighty irresistible, but almost
intangible, forces and influences of both senti
mental and economic character towards a break
with Germany are, however, powerfully at work
everywhere in Latin America and cannot be
This, too, is a natural outcome of reasonable
development of national aspirations. Pan-Ameri
canism doe not rest on racial lines, but on the
broader foundation of a community of political
and economic interests. For centuries the Ameri
cas have been exploited by the European nations.
Capital for the opening up of the new countries
has been supplied from the older centers of civ
ilization and the great wealth thus created has
gone to enrich people alien to the country of its
origin. Political independence was long ago es
tablished, but economic freedom is yet to come,
That It may be set forward as an effect of the
war is within the range of possibilities.
Events of the last two decades have irresistibly
drawn North and South America closer together.
The United States has improved several oppor
tunities to dispel suspicions and allay the un
warranted jealousies of its southern sisters and
in it new light is drawing from them support
that must lead to better and more intimate inter
course. Pan-Americanism is rising fast, with a
great message for a new civilization.
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An Appeal for Indian Mothers.
Many appeals for sympathy and interest in a
widely varying list of causes are now being pre
sented to the American people, but none is more
pathetic in its nature than one for Indian mothers.
It is found in the American Indian Magazine.
wherein Grace Coolidge presents the case of the
Indian mother in its simplicity. Much has been
said and printed of the wrongs done the Indian by
his white brother and of how many of those
wrongs are being perpetuated, but not itiuch is
ever told of the intimate things of his daily life.
in this, article the writer touches, on a subject
thst ought to get some attention that of the
mother and her baby on the reservation.
Much of the mortality among the women and
the little ones is ascribed to foolish persistence
in old tribal customs, extremely danizeroua as
well at distinctly barbarous. This practice easily
might be removed by the exercise of a tittle su
pervisory authority by the agent, who can, without
undue meddling, see that proper medical and sur
gical attention is provided at this critical time
and take care that the mother is not left to the
ministrations of old women wedded to supersti
tious and inhuman practices. Other difficulties
surrounding the care of children might be simi
larly dealt with, to the end that the pappoose
may have an even chance at the start.
It is not a question of motherly affection or
devotion to the baby, but a lack of knowledge as
to what to do and how to do it Making million
aires of the Indians through oil gushers, clothing
them with citizenship, setting them up as land
holders and the like l.as not entirely fulfilled our
obligations to them. They yet have some ways
that are ways of the stone age and of these they
must be weaned. All our humanitarian dutv does
not lie in the direction of Europe; quite a little
work nearer home needs attention.
Regulating the Lobby a Trying Task.
Keeping the "lobby" in line in Nebraska fs a
job that tries the patience of the responsible
officers. When the legislature is in session the
chemically-pure lawmaker must forever be on his
guard, lest be be contaminated through contact
with or by the insidious wiles of someone who
wants him to do something or to tell him some-J
thing. After the session adjourns the secretary
of state ia required to pursue these pestiferous
manipulators of statutory destiny, that he may
compel them to comply with the regulations pre
scribed for their government, and not always
with Success. He even may have to call out the
civil and military forces of Nebraska in order to
get proper action 'on the remiss or recalcitrant
lobbyist. For the preservation of the purity of
the legislature, he should be unrelenting in his
quest for the lobbyist who has not yet turned in
us report, especially the itemized expense account
demanded by the law, that the majesty of the
great state be vindicated and the safety of the
solohs be again secures?. We simply can't be
too careful. . ,
With a Belgium commission just arrived and
a Japanese pArty on the way, Washington is last
Jsgrains international headquarters in fact
Br Victor RMewater
THE EXERCISES at Lincoln this last week
concluded the program for the celebration
' of the semi-centennial anniversary of Ne
braska s statehood and were put on in a way to
maintain the high character and dignity of the
occasion. It is interesting to go back over the
inception and progress of this celebration, mark
ing as it does an epoch in the history of our
slate with others. I began calling attention -to
the forthcoming event long in advance and in
plenty of time for the authorities to take action
that would make the affair an official function,
but nothing was done in this direction. As a con
sequence, it devolved upon a few public-spirited
citizens to develop a plan and make all the nec
essary arrangements to carry it out. Semi-official
standing was secured by having the formal initia
tive taken by the State Historical society, but to
insure the needful support and practical co-operation
throughout the state a special semi-centennial
committee of one hundred had to be improvised
and charged with the execution of the project
Suggestions were called for about two years ago
and I believe that the outline of a program that
I submitted at that time contained nearly all of
the features subsequently adopted. At any rate,
it included a celebration at Omaha in connection
with the Ak-Sar-Ben parades and a celebration
at Lincoln in conjunction with the state univer
sity commencement and the presentation of an
historical pageant portraying the attainment of
statehood. It was the unexpected entrance of the
United States into the war that gave the affair
at Lincoln a patriotic turn distinctive from the
background of the state's fifty years of history
and made specially appropriate the participation
of Colonel Roosevelt and the subject matter of
his address dealing with preparedness and war
Proverb For the Day.
Charity covers a multitude ct sins.
Colonel Roosevelt spoke under rather trying
conditions from an outdoor platform with a va
grant wind blowing sporadically from all direc
tions, but he put into his talk all his old-time
vigor and earnestness and accentuated his words
with his well-known gestures to drive them home.
Physically, he looked fine, perhaps a trifle heavier
in weight than usual. His hair is showing more
gray and he is developing a bald spot on the top
of his head. He has the same quickness, however,
in the comeback that he has always had.
"Turn around!" yelled someone in the rear who
was unable to hear what the speaker was saying.
"It's only when I am talking to a crowd like
this," retorted the colonel, turning around, "that
I wish I were two-faced, just as when people
crowd about to shake hands with me I wish I
were a centipede."
Needless to say, the saHy caught the crowd
and evoked a round of cheers.
The pageant or "semi-centennial masque" en
titled "Nebraska" was more than creditable. It
showed us the aborigines, pioneers, soldiers,
statesmen and all the allegorical figures of birds
and flowers and grasshoppers interwoven with
the thread of the state's history. The writer of
the book let us discover the fact that Napoleon
laid the foundation for democracy over here as
a direct corollary of the military despotism he
was attempting to establish in Europe. He also
cleverly brought in the spirit of Abraham Lincoln
to furnish the inspiration for Andrew Johnson's
part m opening the door for ftebraskas admis
sion to statehood. Presumably we may find here
the explanation why our state capital is called
"Lincoln" when it might iust as well with historic
appropriateness be called "Johnson." Still an
other innovation was the introduction of a proces
sion of nursemaids wheeling doll infants in bug-
Bica n uitiuciu wmcn cucuca various jocular
remarks about race-suicide for the eood-natured
edification of Colonel Roosevelt. But the music
and the dancina- were fine and the spectacular
ensemble superb. With so much talent and ar
tistic effort and careful drilling put into the pro
duction, it ought to have more than the few oer-
formances given at Lincoln. It ought to be shown
all over the state wherever there is a town popu
lous enough to furnish a large audience.
The meeting to start off the Red Cross cam
paign in Omaha will be put down as one of the
most inspiring gatherings ever held in this city
despite its decidedly limited attendance and the
results are so auspicious that the success of the
movement is foreordained. The best part of it
is that all the credit is due to the efforts of our
own people without the heb of outside exoerts.
either in oratory or in money raising. When it
comes to doing big things, we have the men and
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women riKuiincrc in vmana wno can uo mem.
One Year Ago Today In the War..
French regained positions west of
Fort Vaux at Verdun.
Representatives of entente allies
concluded their economic conference
in Paris. .
German and Austrian reinforce
ments began heavy counter attacks
to stop victorious Russians.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
Lucy, the little daughter of Rev. J.
L. Halle, 2518 Doutflas street, fell
from the second story of her' father's
residence and sustained a fracture of
the right limb. She was attended by
A lady living on St. Mary's avenue
appeared before the Judge and wanted
a search warrant' issued against one
of her neighbors, whom she alleged
had taken her large Thomas cat and
locked him up. She was directed to
one of the Justices of the peace.
Steve Hamilton, a well known sport
ing man of New York City, is here
on his way to Denver. He brought
with him a fine pair of homing pig
eons, a present to Ed Rothery from
Jlmmle Patterson, the New York fan
cier. Rothery intends to breed homing
A pleasant little gathering of the
alumni of Monmouth college, Mon
mouth, 111., was held at the residence
of Rev. J. N. Boyd, 627 Soutll Nine
teenth street Among those present
were: Kev. and Mrs. J. A. Henderson,
Rev. and Mrs. E. B. Graham, Dr. 8.
T. Baldrige, Judge McCulloch, D. M.
Stuart, E. E. Cllpplnger, G. G. Wal
lace, Bruce McCulloch and R. B.
The corner stone of St. John's Col
legiate church on the campus of
Crelghton college was laid by the
Right Rev. James O'Connor, D. D.,
with the full canonical ritual.
Dr. Isaac Sinclair, a physician of
twenty years experience, formerly of
Indiana, has located in the city with
office at the Omaha Medical Institute.
People and Events
Eat whale meat and beat the high cost of liv
ing. Official advice, isn t it a whaler?
As near as the authorities can figure it out.
only about 200 eligibles dodged registration at
Chicago. Trouble awaits every one of the white
The National Association of Drug Clerks, in
session at Chicago, outlawed the "booze corner
in drug stores." Inducing the boss to execute the
resolve remains unfinished business.
The lower branch of the Peiinsvlvania lecris-
tature rose to lofty heights the other day and
put over an anti-dope bill by a unanimous vote.
The action insures enactment into law. One good
deed offsets political sins.
Worcester county. Massachusetts, follows the
example of Westchester county, New York, in
guaranteeing farmers prices covering cost of pro
duction for the output of all acreaee in excess
bf last year's. In both counties a fund of $100,000
eacn backs up the guarantee.
Plans are complete for the new medical schAnl
of the Chicago university, which will cost over
$5,000,000. The money is subscribed. The school
will embrace a hospital with 250 beds, teaching
rooms and laboratories, a research institute and
other facilities for the study and advancement of
Necessity mothers some novel reforms. The
wets of Trenton, N. J., spotting dry times in the
distance, propose cutting out free lunches, forty
rod and lofty beer collars and send home in taxi
cabs every wobbly customer. Liquor dealers ap
pear confident the plan will head off prohibition
from plunging into salt water.
Talk about innocents abroad! Sam Schiff.
salesman, hot-footed from New York to Chi
cago, eyes peeled to all kinks in the game. While
arranging his samples in a room, door ajar, two
damsels peeked in, and, finding Sam quite so
ciable in showing goods, gave him a sociable
squeeze, the while extracting $100 from his jeans.
so tne story runs. Sam keeps mum. '
The hieh cost of life humps alone with the
high cost of living and courts recognize the speed.
In affirming a verdict for $18,000 damages for the
death of a railroad switchman the circuit court
of Chicago commented: "We cannot be unmind
ful of the fact that the money value of life and
health is appreciating and that the earnings ca
pacity of money is diminishing during recent
Our late esteemed William Waldorf Astor
has bought his way to a lordship in England and
will be known henceforth as Lord Astor of Hever
castle. Get the title fixed in mind lest you offend
the butler should you call at Hever castle and
inquire for the expatriated American. His pro
motion carries with it the dignity of outranking
a flock of minor title-bearers' and picayune
"Keep your eyes on the Beau Brummels of Ja
pan and beat Europe to them," is the hint an
American special agent on the snot gives to mak
ers of ready-to-wear duds. Young Japan is stead
ily grabbing occidental ways and styles, and, as
Europe is busy with other affairs, opportunity
beckons Americans to come over with the goods.
Besides, the Jrpanese "chappies" are spilling muni
tion money. '
This Day In History.
1775 Battle of Bunker Hill, the
first battle of the American revolu
tion. 1798 In view of the threatened
war with France, Washington accept
ed appointment as commander-in-chief
of the army.
1816 U. S. S. Gulerrlcro captured
an Algerian frigate of forty-four guns
1856 First republican national
convention held at Philadelphia.
1860 Charles Frohman. theatrical
manager, born at Sandusky. O. Lost
on the steamship Lusltania, May 7,
1872 world's peace Jubilee opened
1876 Battle beween United States
troops and Sioux Indians at Hose Bud
1900 Allied fleet bombarded and
captured the Taku forts in China.
1912 The president vetoed the
army bill which would have retired
General Leonard Wood, i , 1
The Day We Celebrate).
Harry Lawrie 'was born In Dun
fermline, Scotland, fifty-nine years
ago today and has been in the active
practice of architecture for thirty
years in Omaha.
Fred P. Hamilton, cashier of the
Merchants Nalonal bank, is lust
89 years old today. He is Omaha
born, of a pioneer family and was
educated at Crelghton college.
Franklin S. Shotwell was born
June 17, 1881, In Marengo. O. He
graduated from the law department of
the Ohio State university and started
practicing his profession here in
Omaha in 1902. He served as deputy
county attorney under Judge Sla
baugh. Sir William Crookes, famous chem
ist and one of the world's greatest
authorities on physical research, born
in London, eighty-live years ago today.
Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman, the new
moderator of the Northern Presby
terian assembly, born at Richmond,
Ind., fifty-eight years ago today.
Dr. Konslantln Theodor Dumba,
the Austro-Hungarian ambassador,
who was recalled on request of the
Washington government, born in
Vienna, sixty-one years ago today.
Philip B. Douglas, pitcher for the
Chicago National league baBe ball
team, born at Cedartown, Go., twenty
eeven years ago todav.
oionei Omar Bundy, TJ. S. A., who
has been recommended by the presi
dent to be a brigadier general, born
in Indiana, fifty-six years ago today.
Famous American Flags.
The largest American flag In the
world Is suspended from the top of
the Postofflce department building in
Washington and drops 300 feet In the
During the revolution the flag had
tnirtecn stars; in the war of 1812. fif
teen; in the Mexican war, twenty
nine; in the civil war, thirty-five; in
the Spanish-American war, fortv-flve,
and in the present war, forty-eight.
In the collection of historic flags
preserved in the state house at An
napolis, Md., is the flag which was
carried by the Third Maryland regi
ment in tho battle of the Cowpens,
January 17, 17S1.
The famous flag which flew over
Fort Sumter in April, 1861. the flr-
Ln8r.,?n, whJch was the beginning of
hostilities between the states, is pre-se-ved
in the ante-room of the secre
tary Of war in Washington.
In the rooms of the Masonic grand
Mf t Raleigh, N. C, is an old flag
of the Mars and Stripes design, which
was carried by the Carolina troops at
MaVha,lt5? 17,81GU"f0rd oourt hou--The
historic flag which floated over
rort McHenrv on th mnpntn t a
tember 14, 18H, and which inspired
Francis feeott Key to write "The Star
Spangled Banner" is preserved in the
National museum nt vnev,in,n
What is said to have been the first
American flag displayed in the south
was that carried by the patriotis under
Colonel Moultrie when they seized Port
Johnson, on James island, South Caro
lina, on September 18, 1776.
The American flag is among the
oldest of national flags, being older
than the present British union Jack,
the French tricolor and the flag of
Bpain and many years older than the
hKhofii?erm.any and Italy' om ot
which, like those of other countries
are personal flags or those of reigning
It is only five years since the United
States flag was definitely standardised
During President Taft's administration
representatives of the various govern
ment departments conferred on pro
portions and other details of the na
tional flag, resulting in an executive
order dated October 29, 1913, which
tended to standardise the Stars and
, A Mace of Gold.
Tk Be mm which Sir Robwt Borden
rewnllir tuning from the lord mayor of
London for the Cinadisn House of Common
is of goM
AROUND THE CITIES.
Chicago hotel men are baeklm a move
ment to train cooka for the coming camp of
Down fa Kamat City, which Is in Mil
ouri. Liberty bond booster! found more en
thusiasm among email investors than among
the rich. Most of the latter lined up as
Fort Douglae, at Bait Lake, has been
transformed into an Internment camp and
contains 821 German officers and sailors of
the raider Cormoran. The are comfortable
and free from worry.
Another private bank In Chicago, operated
by Joseph A, Cerny, has gone under with
liabilities of 156,000 and assets of $10,000.
Joseph changed his coat and disappeared be
fore the crash. He tried to beat the stock
San Francisco consumers wonder, as they
dig up how long the dealers will persist in
digging into their financial vitals. The
Chronicle reports that output and shipments
of vegetables are greater than a year ago,
yet prices cling to the top notch.
Le Mars, la., sits up and takes notice that
all the blue laws are not printed in the
statute books. Pastor Hunter of the First
Baptist church resigned his charge because
of friction with members due to bis tobacco
habit. Weeding out the weed, to to say.
St. Louis physicians and surgeons tried
nobly to prolong the days of James Camp
bell, multimillionaire and public utilities
magnate, but Jim had to go. Settlement of
his estate shows the medics were more for
tunate in that treatment, having received
$78,539.i0. The trust which handled the
property showed far less moderation. Its
haul amounted to 1207,720.01.
Sioux City's thirsty host admit gloom Is
thickening in that vicinity, and trips to
South Dakota losing their charms. South
Dakota goes into the dry belt July 1 and the
usual private stocks are being laid by, some
what on the Omaha plan. Iowa bootleggers,
however, lose, out on source of supply, and
must move nearer Illinois and Minnesota
lines or go out of business.
when we got out we'd have a apanklnf
breese." Baltimore American.
"Ho you own your own house, Wiggins!
"Why, you told me so last month!"
Tes. We had no cook then." Brown
"Then the neighboring farmers do not talts
your garden seriously?"
'.'o," said the man who had moved H
the country. "Not even lhir chickens will
condescend to scratch In It." Puck.
Brtdgot Yes, ma'am. I'll be lavln" ye. I
don't like that snip of a dude that does bo
callln' on Miss Catherine.
Mistreas The ideal He doesn't call to
see you, ad what
Bridget I know he don't ma'am: but I'm
afraid some of the neighbors might think
be does. Boston Transcript,
"My husband says he couldn't get home
early on account of your husband."
"Nonsense, my husband doesn't try to get
people to drink. He made the speech of the
"That's the point. My husband says they
thought he'd never quit." Baltimore American.
we?t BETVieat bathes
"I never see the cat washing her face any
"That cat la progrenslve. She never cared
r "ui Bne is an rignt now. Sho
strolls around in front of the vacuum cleaner
whenever I have U In use," Louisville
"A fine rush for the first day," aald the
wife of the tailor who had Just opened In
Pimikville. "That must mean that the old
tailor Isn't giving gpnesal sati Taction."
"I dunno," responded her husband. "It
may moan that he isn't giving general
credit." Kansas City Journal.
"Here's Billy crying and saying he doesn't
want to go on the sailing trip."
"Now, Billy, why don't you want to have
a nice sail wtih us?"
"'Taln't a nice sail. I heard pa say
Satisfaction in quality satis
faction in price all around sat
isfactionthat's what you get at
the Rexall Drug Stores. Buying
for five big, progressive stores
means quantity hence price
concessions from manufacturers,
which we pass on to our patrons.
Ever changing stocks assure the
freshest of drugs and drug Bun
dries. "You can save time and
money by trading at the five
Rexall Drug Stores."
Sherman & McConnell
Five Good Drug Stores
This means your savings in
vested in one of these specially
fine, nearly new, but used
Pianos at the prices we cut
thera down to will enable you
to invest, say $1.50 to $2.00
per week in an instrument
which can be insured at the full
price you buy it at, thereby
saving the money which would
otherwise be placed in recep
tacles not insurable.
Pay a Littl. Down and a Little
Every Week and
Either a Kimball Piano, Vose
Piano, Emerson Piano, Cable
Nelson Piano, Hallet & Davis
Piano, Lakeside Piano, Wagner
Piano or your choice of twenty
other nearly new pianos.
at Prices of
$75 $125 J150 $175 $200 $225
Each on Payments of
$1.50 Per Week
Then You Can Secura
At $250, $300, $375 and. Up
Knabe, Angelus, Milton, Bou
doir, Edward Healy and many
These are guaranteed in fine
tune and working order.
1513.15 DOUGLAS ST.
Red Cross Week
Commencing tomorrow,, G. W. Wattles, with his
able corps of assistants, will put forth strenuous efforts
in the cause of suffering humanity.
Our organization is co-operating in promoting the
great RED CROSS movement, having for its purpose
the extension of aid to our boys in the trenches. If you
haven't or have got a brother or son fighting in the
trenches, or who may be called to fight in the trenches,
remember he may be wounded. He may cry for some
one to staunch the life's blood welling from his wounds.
Shall his cries be in vain? They will be unless you con
tribute and assist the RED CROSS in every way possible
to carry on the splendid work they have undertaken
during this bloody conflict. '"Do your bit" for the
RED CROSS, for every undertaking that your country
is called upon to meet, and thine will be the glory for
ever and ever.. Your children and your children's
children will be proud of the sacrifices you have made.
They will be the sons and daughters of real heroes.
THE WOODMEN OF THE WORLD stands ready
to protect every home that may be left unprotected by
the father, husband, son or brother going to the front.
Call Douglas 4570 and tell us where to come for
your contribution or Application, or send checks direct
JOHN T. YATES,
r ' Secretary.
THE OMAHA BEE INFORMATION BUREAU
Washington, O. C.
Enclosed find a two-cent atamp, for which you will please send me,
entirely free, a copy of the Marine Book. '
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