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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JITNE 23, 1917.
The Om'aha Bee
DAILY (MORNING) EVENING SUNDAY
TOUN PEP BY EDWAKD ROSEWATEH
VICTOR KOSEWATER, EDITOR
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to laaav Aaalraaa chamad aa altaa aa raquaalad.
Leave it to the Boy Scouts When you want a
real thorough job done.
Attorney General Reed may yet go down in
history as the great enjoiner.
Senator "Larry" Sherman won't be happy
until he goes to the mat with "Sara" Gompers.
Chicago reports a drop of $2.40 in the price
of a barrel of flour. Break the news gently to
the enfeebled loaf. .
Captain Kuhlwetter is quoted as the naval
expert of a Berlin newspaper. His name sounds
like i local weather forecast.
Russian Amazon, go forth to battle as "the
Command of Death." Well may the central pow
ers tremble and scheme for peace.
- As an example of patriotic devotion the ses
sion of the Pennsylvania legislature prolonged
into summer divides honors with congress.
The rush of other business no doubt accounts
for the failure of the city dads to include war
prophets in the roster of regulated clairvoyants.
Jobbers in war supplies at Washington put
in topnotch prices, expecting a compromise fig
ure. Their grief over government fixing prices
has the prophet Jeremiah muffled fof good.
Here comes a Roumanian commission, which
almost complete! the gathering at the new in
ternational headquarteri at Washington. And all
will receive welcome and assistance from Uncle
Summer Is with us, and brings In its train
several important duties, among them to iwat
the fly, cover the garbage can, and see that the
birdi and dumb animala do not suffer for want
Maxim Gorky has occasional lucid intervals,
hit protest against despoiling Russian art collec
tions to traffic with American purchaser) being
one of them. We would appreciate the treas
ures, but would much prefer to acquire them
tinder different conditions. -
Weeping May's deluge is far from being a high
core in the official record. Ten Maya in forty
years exceed last month'i rainfall of 4.85 inches.
May, 1903, topi the score with a total downpour
of 7.27 indies. Last month, however, won the
distinction of being unusually wet for a dry sea
son, ' '
' Quite bit of trouble and hard feeling might
hive been saved, as well aa unnecessary expense,
had our democratic county assessor consulted
with our democratic county attorney before he
atarted on his tax boosting campaign. It has
always been a characteristic of democrats, how
ever, to show hindsight instead of foresight.
Our amiable democratic contemporary is "box
ing the compass" about as much in the local labor
war as in the war with Germany. It recently
wrote the labor unions off the map and now under
takes to put the Business Men's association out
of business. In the words of the three-card monte
man, "Now you see it and now you don't I"
Please observe that plans are being laid to
celebrate the Fourth of July once more aa usual,
notwithstanding the fact that some twenty years
ago t distinguished Nebraska statesman went up
and down the land proclaiming the death knell of
the Fourth of July if we did not, adopt his
financial cure-all of free silver coinage at the
aacred ratio of 16 to I.
If the suffragists in Nebraska want to publish
all the names affixed to the suffrage referendum
petition there is nothing whatever to stop them,
providing they can pay (or the newspaper space
at the usual rates. When they give notice offi
cially pf this intention, however, they should be
prepared to drry the plan out. If it is just a
bluff the rebound will do more damage than goat
to the cause.
The New Russia
-Fartlar Jaaaa la tha Mttraaalltaa
Political Dissension in Austria.
Ordinarily, cabinet upheavals and parliamen
tary crises in Austria are too common to attract
much attention. The discordant political ele
ments of the ill-assorted empire keep affairs in
such turmoil that no premier ever is entirely easy
in his seat, and always is assured of difficulty with
the Reichrath.' In the present situation, however,
the admitted inability of Count Clam-Martinic to
form a cabinet may be accepted as proof that the
disaffection of the Poles and Bohemians is even
more serious than ever. Rumors have been
plentiful since the accession of Emperor Carl of
general dissatisfaction through all his empire with
the course and progress of the war, and the tacit
refusal of Austria to declare war against the
United States has been interpreted as evidence
of willingness on part of that government to
listen to terms for separate peace. Widespread
disquietude amongst the people is a natural re
sult of the belief that Austria has been but an
instrument in the control of the German war
party, used as a pretext to start the conflict, and
never at any time looked upon as an equal part
ner in the enterprise. Difficulties in the way of
communication prevent accurate knowledge of
what actually is transpiring in Vienna, but the
little news that does come through is not of a
quality that presages quiet for the emperor while
he remains under German control.
Police Reorganization Overdue.
While the hearings on the police scandals have
not so far pinned anything beyond contradiction
upon anybody under charges, they have developed
quite enough, to affirm the popular demand for a
thoroughgoing reorganization of the department.
As The Bee stated at the outset, no police de
partment can be efficient and effective except un
der the discipline and direction of one boss and
the idea that different branches of the service
can work at cross purposes and take orders from,
and report to, anyone but the responsible officer
in command leads only to demoralization and
If a similar situation had developed in the
fire department we may be sure its continuance
would not have been tolerated very long. But
discipline and efficiency under a single head are
just as essential for the police force as for the
fire fighters. The disclosures before the council
only prove again that there is no room for poli
tics, personal favoritism or special pull in the
department any more than in the fire department
and if these disturbing factors are not eliminated
by the present upheaval the people will find some
other way to get rid of them. It is up to the
mayor and council to devise and execute a re
Is Great Battle Between Fleet! in Prospect?
A German naval critic if reported to have ex
pressed the opinion that great naval engage
ment is pending, as the outcome of the U-boat
campaign. His prediction so far is well grounded,
for the entrance of the United States to the lilt
of combattantt makes almost certain that a
change in the general tactics of the navies will
follow. To date the British have stood guard,
merely waiting for the German navy to make t
break for the open sea. Desultory brushes have
occurred, and the one first magnitude encounter
off Jutland appears to have confirmed the Ger
man admiralty in its determination to rely on the
submersible and keep its great floating forts safe
in protected harbors, Americans have been un
able to understand why no more determined ef
fort has been made by the British and French
naviei to penetrate these German naval bases,
from which submarines, occasional flotillas of de
stroyers and now and then a cruiser sally forth
to prey on commerce.
The tactics of Drake or Frobisher or other!
of the daring seamen who established England's
supremacy at sea have been sadly lacking in
this war. A raid such as Francis Drake indulged
at Cadiz, when he "singed Philip's beard," would
surely itir the world. The tradition of Farragut
at Mobile ind of Porter at New Orleans, Dewey
at Manilla or Samson at Santiago yet lives, and
some Yankee daredevil may yet be heard to say
at Bremerhaven, "D n the torpedoes! Steam
Germans certainly took forward to some sort
of sea exploit like this and if a general engage
ment of the fleets must take place before the war
is ended, in which, weight of metal, dash and sea
manship are to decide, they will not be long
From my window above the harbor of Vladi
vostok I can see. as I write, a half billion dot
Ian' worth of materials lvinsr on the trround.
Scores of huge godowns were rilled manv months
ago and the toracnt of supplies pouring into Vladi
vostok: naa to oe emptied out along the harbor
streets, in waste places, and over all the sur
rounding hills. The vastness of the congestion
is, I suppose, unique in the history of commerce,
for from my window only a small part of the
stores lying here is visible. Only eleven days
have passed since the czar abdicated more than
6,000 miles away in distance and ten days by fast
est express in point of time. Perhaps at dozen
Chinese watchmen are littintr sleenilv ahrmt within
light. A block away, at the corner of Vladivos
tok's principal street, stands i slender Russian
youth of about 19. I know by his uniform he is
a student. He is unarmed, but about his left
arm is a broad white linen band with three crim
son Cyrillic characters upon it, showing him to
be a member of the citizens' committee. He is
all that is left of Russia's notorious gendarmes and
' secret service svstein. Less than a fnrrnichr n
this student and his colleagues, evolving secretly
political- ideas they dared not openly express,
lived in daily apprehension of those spiet and
gendarmei. At any hour, without any real trial,
he was in danger of being exiled for life to a
place a thousand miles from a railway in the
depth! of the forest primeval, where the average
winter temperature is the lowest in the world,
'not excepting the poles. Today he is conqueror.
There is a grim humor in it, He is the only
A Campaign Without Precedent.
By far the most noteworthy feature of Amer
ica' preparation for the war is the campaign
for Red Cross funds. In the midst of the hurry
and confusion of getting ready in other way!
people find time to participate in the collection
of contributions on a scale never before under
taken. We must go back to the middle ages
for anything to compare with. Peter the Hermit,
preaching the Crusade, gathered men and money
through medieval Europe, but touched only a
comparatively narrow strip of country and popu
lation. Here we find an entire nation engaged
in this business, a work of mercy pure and sim
ple, in which all the world is to have its share in
the uses tor which money is being so lavishly;
donated. Coming directly after the great Liberty
loan drive, the undertaking present! a magnifi
cent picture of how entirely the Americans of
today have pledged themselves and all their re
sources to the cause of humanity and must for
ever answer the sneer that the dollar is our
ideal and selfish profit our shrine.
Mere Man and Woman's Garb.
In the midst of war's alarms the discussion as
to wliat lovely woman may or may not wear will
not down. Here comes an Italian lady, writing
to a Roman newspaper, and" in defending the
dress habits of her sex she reverses the order of
the apple episode and puts the blame on man
alone. Woman, she contend! with some force,
is compelled' to so dress that she will attract the
vagrant eye of man or go unnoted. , Solitude is
not her seeking and her craving for companion
ship is such as to lead her into extravagances of
costuming so that she may enjoy the attention
essential to her happiness and peace of mind.
When man changes in his tastes or inclination in
this regard maybe woman will alter her garb.
Her presence just now is of immense value to a
distraught world and she will be permitted to be
deck and adorn herself as suit! her whim or fancy,
10 long as she continuei to help in the intensely
practical wayi ihe haa developed. Man will
always rejoice in a thing of beauty, but occa
sionally must revert to the poet'i dictum that
"beauly unadorned is adorned the most "
Railroad men advise shippers to get their
traffic on the way now before the government
comes in and takes over the tracka for troop
movements. Ibis is good advice and looks well
alongside the railroad showing of the greatest
shortage in can known to the business
W ar on Paper
By Frederic J. Haskin
Washington, June 20. One place that feels
the shock of war pretty hard these days is the
Bureau of Engraving and Printing. This is the
government's model bill and stamp factory, fa
mous for the efficient and original way in which
it is run by its director, Joseph H. Ralph.
Mr. Ralph and his army of five thousand are
putting up the fight of their lives; for up to date
we are making the world safe for democracy
mainly on paper Liberty bonds by the million,
interim certificates to be issued until the Liberty
bonds are finished, forty-seven new kinds of
revenue stamps, a tremendous issue of national
reserve bank notes, commissions for brand new
officers; disbursers' checks and transportation
vouchers, and the mighty threat of a 3-cent
stamp to take the place of the two as the nation's
letter carrier looming large and gummy in the
The bureau does it all and the worst of it is
it never knows exactly what is going to be re
quired of it. Take this revenue bill. One day
some congressman rises in his place, points out
that the cigarette is poisoning the youth of the
nation and induces the house to include a tax of a
quarter of a cent on cigarette paper. Whereupon
the bureau has a "design made of a cigarette paper
stamp with a head of Andrew Jackson on it, and
puts an etcher to work and orders the paper and
ink. The next week sonic tobacco-belt senator
rises up and proves by sheer eloquence that the
cigarette is not only nutritious, but also anti
septic, and induces the senate to strike out that
cigarette paper tax. So the men down at the
bureau put away the picture of Andy, counter
mand the order for paper and wait to see what
the conference will do.
All this work is being done with p.ipcr costing
just about twice what it did before the war broke
out, and labor scarce. They are economizing in
every posible way. Commissions for generals
and colonels are being printed on paper instead
of parchment, for example.
The amount of paper which is necessary to start
us fighting is almost incredible. One of the first
effects of a declaration of war is that a large num
ber of patriotic citizens grab ahold of the govern
ment pay roll hang on, stretching that precious
document to almost unbelievable lengths. Gov
ernment checks and vouchers have to he made
by the million to pay all these new soldiers and
civil service people.
It has been impossible to get the skilled labor
which the bureau needs. It has increased its
force about 25 per cent (from 'four thousand to
five thousand), but its production has been in
creased almost 75 per cent. This has been done
almost entirely by overtime work. From ten to
sixteen hours is now a day's work at the Bureau
of Engraving and Printing. The day and piece
workers get the same rate for overtime as for
regular time, and the office people who are on
salary get nothing extra except the work. But
the morale of the establishment seems to be good.
No one is absolutely compelled to work overtime,
and women and girls who manifestly cannot
stand the itrain are always permitted to go home
at the usual time. On the other hand, if some
able-bodied man is found habitually ducking out
at the usual time, a certain' amount of unofficial
pressure is brought to bear upon him to stay and
work a little longer. There are some operations
which require a full sixteen hours, and certain
women employes must tay in their places for
the full length of time. Volunteers are called for
this work, and every day there are some girls
who voluntarily stick to the job from 8 in the
morning until 12 at night. But they are let
off the next day.
Of course, the Liberty bonds are a big item.
Just at present the bureau is bending !tsenergies
to the production of the "interim" certificates,
which will be given to the buyers of the bonds to
hold until the bonds themselves are printed. The
estimates which the treasury has turned in of
the numbera of each denomination it expects to
need are an interesting index to the class of peo
ple that are doing the buying. These estimates
seem to show that neither the very rich not the
poor are doing the work. It is the man who has
a thousand, or at most a few thousand, to invest
that is making the loan a popular one. For only
200.000 of the $50 certificates have been ordered
and only 250,000 of the $100, but 650.000 of the
$1,000 denomination are being printed. Of the
$50,000 size the treasury only wants 5,000, while
the 500 $100,000,000 certificates that have been or
dered will doubtless prove sufficient.
A million and a half of these certificates arc
for bonds paid for in full. The other million are
for payments of 20, 40 and 70 per cent. So most
people are paying cash.
The printing of the bonds is designed to make
it very difficult to counterfeit them, or to alter
the denomination. In fact, raising a Liberty bond
would seem to be impossible, for each denomina
tion bears the head of a different president and
is a certain color. Thus a blue Thomas Jefferson
is worth just $50, neither more nor less, while a
bright orange George Washington is worth $500,
a pea-green Monroe $5,000 and a carmine McKin
ley $50,000. Only the very wealthy can afford to
own the portrait of Mr. Grant in orange, for they
cost $100,000 apiece.
The Liberty idea is to be abundantly repre
sented. On the face will appear a vignette of the
Statute of Liberty lighting the world, escorted
by a presidential physiognomy. On. the back
there is to be a vignette of the statute of Amer
ica which tops the capitol dome, on one side,
and on the other an eagle. The bonds will be
labeled "Liberty Loan of 1917" and the .denomi
nation will be printed in five places.
The total number of bonds which it is esti
mated will be made is a little over 5.000,000. It
is interesting to note that 4,500,000 of these .will
be coupon bonds, and only 632,500 registered bonds.
It costs the government about $125 a thousand
to turn out the coupon bonds, and about $30 a
thousand for the registered.
Shafts Aimed at Omaha
Franklin News: Omaha is having quite a time
in getting their dirty linen on the line. With a
shakeup in the police department in view and the
county aisessor going after the tax dodgers rough
shod, it looks like Omaha il in for a house clean
ing. And they'll feel better after it't all over.
North Platte Tribune: The Omaha Bee lays
that in May, 1916, the average number of in
mates in the Douglas county jail was 220, while
during May, 1917, the average was less than 100.
In May, 1916, Omaha had saloons; in May, 1917,
it was saloonless. To the average man it would
appear that prohibition is proving a good thing
for Omaha as well as the state at large.
Neligh Leader: It begins to look as if Omaha
civic affairs were to come in for an airing which
will clear the atmosphere. For years there have
keen rumors and charges of crookedness in
municipal and county administration, but if there
were facts behind the rumors to justify them a
Folk or a Tilden has never stepped forward to
take hold and lift the veil. Fof the good reputa
tion of the chief city in the state, it is to he hoped
now that the ball is opened by the filing of charges
against members of the police force and a county
commissioner, who is alleged to be the political
boss, the chargei and counter charges will be
sifted to the bottom. If the rumors are un
founded. Omaha owes it to its good name to turn
on the light and prove it. If the rumors are well
grounded, it is equally up to Omaha to purge it
self of the crooks and send them to the peni
tentiary where such crooks belong. Here'i an
opportunity for a man with courage and brains
to do a real service to the community.
-German military experts decline to seriously
consider the United States as a factor in the war.
It is luch advice that has got Germany into its
present lad plight. Two years ago these same
experts issueAasyders to "crush the contemptible
army" of EnWid and their present lofty attitude
of security it about as .well founded as it was
Proverb For the Day.
Head men tell no tales.
One Year Agn Today In liic War.
Bukowina in complete poissession of
Mecca reported captured by the
Arabs in revolt against the Turks,
German attacks carried Thiaumont
fort and recuhed to Fleury, three and
a half miles from Verdun.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
The Misses Htacia Crowley and
Bertha Birkett of the- Jackson school,
have decided to content themselves
with Omaha's pleasant breezes during
their summer vacation.
The lady and gentlemen clerks
of Kelly, Stiger & Co., and a few
of their friends spent a pleasant even
ing at Hunt.com park. The following
were preaent: Misses "George" Har
rington, Allie and Annie Powers, Susie
and Lottie Cook, Nellie Sexauer,
Agnes L-iveaey, K and L. E. Calhoun,
Belle Austin, Young. Saffelder. B.
Moldrum, M. Stelllng, Si. Calelly, L.
Drexel, McKenna, Mrs. George Lewis,
Mrs. J. A. Atwood; Messrs. D. S. Lees,
1 Richards, B. H. Smith, V. H. Young,
J. A. Laing, J. Fyfe, A. W. Cedarholm,
W. A. Coleman, T. H. Larkin, Harry
W. Crane, J. A. Bryans, E. M. Stang
land, I. P. Kelly, A. Pike, S. Cahn, G.
Lewis, M. and H. Hussle, Tom Deer,
Sidney Mosher, Charley McMain and
J. A. Atwood.
Thomas McCague and bride have re
turned and will make their home at
114 North Jefferson street.
Charles P. Woolworth, son of the
Hon. J. M. Woolworth, has sailed
from New York on the ship MeLoren,
bound for Yokohama, Japan, where he
will in the future make his residence.
Miss Minnie Wood, principal of
Leavenworth school, intends to spend
her vacation In Europe.
A. TJ. Wyman has taken Mr. Gar
neau's house for the summer.
George W. Ilolbrooh, assistant sec
retary uf the Omaha Real Estate and
Trust company, and Miss Annie Frost,
daughter of Henry D. Frost, were mar
ried by the Rev. John Williams.
The youngest child of Lieutenant
and Mrs. Rowell was christened Ash
ley Quintard, by Dean Gardner.
This Day In History.
1842 Arthur C. Mellette, first state
governor of South Dakota, born in
Henry county, Indiana. Died at Pitts
burg, Kan., May 26,. 1896.
1848 Rising of red republican
party In Paris; 10,009 people killed
in three days' fighting.
1854 Russians retired from Silis
tria, after beseiging it for thirty-nine
days, and losing 12,000 men.
1892 Grover Cleveland of New
York and Adlai Stevenson of Illinois
nominated as president and vice presi
dent by the democratic national con
vention at Chicago.
1897 United Confederate Veterans
in reunion at Nashville re-elected Gen
eral John B. Gordon, as commander-in-chief.
1898 American troops occupied
the country around Santiago, Cuba,
with little or no resistance.
1904 Naval sortie from Port Ar
thur repulsed by the Japanese.
1916 Wheat dropped below the
dollar mark for the first time since
the 1914 war boom.
The Day We Celebrate.
Harry W. Binder has reached his
fifty-third birthday today. He is a
native of Philadelphia, and la financial
correspondent for the National Life
Insurance company, the Penn Mutual
and Philadelphia Mortgage and Trust
Herbert H. Neale, president of the
Midland Title Guaranty and Abstract
company, Is Just 65 years today. He
was born In Aylesbury, England, com
ing to this country in 1882.
Frank E. Clark was born June 23,
1869, In Silver Creek, N. Y. He pur
sued his education in the schools of
Silver Creek and Buffalo. New York,
rf moving to Omaha in March, 1892.
He is in the investment brokerage
business and a member of the school
H. R. H., the Prince of Wales, heir
apparent to the British throne, born
at White Lodge, Richmond, twenty
three years ago today.
Captain Creswell Garlington, re
cently appointed a member of the gen
eral staff of the United States army,
born in Illinois, thirty years ago
George R. Lunn, representative in
congress of the Thirtieth New York
district, born at Lenox, la., forty-four
years ago today.
Irvin S. Cobb, well known author
and war correspondent, born at Pa
ducah, Ky., forty-one years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
The duke of Connaught, as grand
riaster. is to preside at a great meet
ing in London today in celebration of
the bicentenary of the establishment
of the grand lodge of Freemasons in
A spirited campaign will close in th
Sixth congressional district of Indiana
today, preliminary to the special elec
tion to be held Tuesday to choose a
successor to the late Representative
D. W. Comstock.
Sunday school leaders of national
prominence are to assemble today at
Greensboro, Vt, for a celebration to
be held there In honor of the centen
nial of the first Sunday school conven
tion In New Egland.
Every conceivable phase of the
American industrial situation in re
lation to present conditions and con
ditions after the war will be discussed
by experts of national prominence at
the great Industrial Exposition and
Export conference, which is to open at
Pprlnjefield, Mass.. today and continue
through the coming week.
Storyette of the Day.
"Well, Pat, my good man. what did
you do?" inquired a patronizing stran
ger of the Irishman back in London
of leave, with is arm in a sllnsr.
The stranger s air annoyed Pat, who
"Faith, an' I walked up to one of
them an cut off his feet."
"Cut off his feet! Why not his
"Sure, an' that was already cut off."
A GENTLE BREEZE.
A flood no bigger than your hand
nut in th wtrn aky
"Polly, brim the clo'a In. quick.
I hop they'ro nearly dry.
Itun tht chicken to th coopt,
Th grain la In tha bin.
Harry. Peter.' Hakea aliva!
Thay never will so Int
Shut tha window! Lock tha door
And hurry to tha ravet
1'v sot th baby and tha clock
Thr isn't ttm to iava.
Another blfisrd thing I
In vrrybody fn it?
Hu"h. Hony: hush. w'll go outmd
In jrat about a inlr.utt!
"Mad a mighty lot o' funs
t-'or itch a mull ronrarn.
Only turk tha windmill.
And unruffod tha hnuaa and bars'"
A P ELLA LOVEJOT CL'RRlatK.
It. Kdwardi, Nb.
About Those Hides.
Omaha, June 21. To the Editor of
The Bee: Permit me to briefly an
swer our friend Agnew's letter cap
tioned "Why So Many Hides?" The
hides that our friend speaks of are
private property and they are at the
disposal of their owners to do with
as they please. Hides are not pro
duced to make into leather. They
are produced to sell. No commodity
is produced for use, but for sale.
Our friend Bays we need drastic
laws to enforce against these robbers.
We do not need more laws, but we
need men and women who will use
their noodles to think with instead
of for hut racks. Mr. Agnew says he
is not an anarchist. I dispute that,
because he is. He advocates drastic
measures, instead of safe and sane
methods through capturing the pow
ers of government and taking over
these things for use, instead of allow
ing a few to make enormous profits
out of our necessities.
Mr. Agnew should not blame the
food and other necessity speculators
for robbing us; he should blame him
self. He voted for it and I hope he
got what he voted for.
JESSE T. BRILLHART.
SAID IN FUN.
"Tnu know, rhtldran." laid tha Sunday
school Uaclipr, "it la ordalnad that every
human being must om day reach th
Mid of hla existence. .Now what cornea
"Cleaning and prenaing," yalped a
youngster who waa familiar with window
signs. Boaton Transcript,
"t don't why you complain about
th size of my bill." said tha doctor. "It
Hot big a It might have been."
"That's all right," replied the man. "1
wasn't as sirk as I could have been, either."
Detroit Free Press.
"Bern Brumme! seldom wore a suit twice..
He was th et dressed man of his times."
"Who was th next best?"
"HI valet, I presume. The one who got
his old clothes.' Baltimore American.
Church They tsy tha kaiser's eyesight
la getting bad.
fiothain AH th) better. H can't e
what's coming to him. lien. Yonkers
"Tnu really think that- he's a game tol-
'Ton bet he In' Why, hn'f aa gam aa
a married man says he'd bi if he weren't
married: 'Buffalo Express.
Mistress Do you know how to aerve com
New Girl Yessum: either way.
Mistress Hither way!
New Gtrf Yesfum; so's they'll come again
or so's they won't. Judge.
Wants Police Force Cleaned Vp.
Omaha, June 18. To the Editor of
The Bee: As a reader of your paper,
I wish you would favor me and pub
lish the following article:
Having heard and read so much
about the police investigation, I
thought today that I would take a
stroll to the city hall and see how It
was progressing. I was very much
surprised at the evidence that was
being given there. I can't understand
why the people of Omaha have stood
for such rotten government as long
as they have and think that the peo
ple should insist on a more thorough
investigation of the police department
and recommend that any member who
is guilty or implicated of taking graft
or nonenforcement of laws should be
immediately removed from service.
How long would any person last if
he would not do his or her duty or
call your superior vile names, as has
been done in this investigation? Not
one minute, I think.
It Is about time for the people of
our city to get rid of such rotten ele
ment and give the taxpayer who is
supporing these departments men who
are capable of handling them and hir
ing such men who can enforce laws of
our city and state, a chance.
P. L. BULLACEK.
Sheep and Dogs In Nebraska. .
Omaha, June 21. To the Editor of
The Bee: Nebraska is the twenty
eighth state in sheep population in
the United States. The average an
nua! 'sheep population for the last ten
years has been below 209,000, while
Ohio, with only a little above one
half the land area of Nebraska, has
between 2,000,000 and 4,000,000 sheep
and Its farmers are becoming wealthy
through this source of industry. Ne
braska, with the same security of dog
protection that Ohio has, would very
soon move up to the fourth or fifth
state in the United States in sheep
production. Nebraska has the dispo
sition to go into sheep raising. Why
not give Nebraska a chance?
Nebraska now feeds more sheep
than any state in the union, but we
-must use tight corrals or feed yard
rence protection, so as to evade the
dog and wolf, and even then our an
nual loss by dogs and wolves is $50,000
to $60,000 at a low estimate. This is
the sacrifice that our state is annually
making to the dog and wolf industry,
an industry that does not yield to the
state $1 of revenuet but is, besides its
heavy toll on the sheep industry, a
curse to humanity, spreading animal
disease, hog cholera, anthrax, foot and
mouth disease and rabies to the dam
age of the live stock industries and to
our people to the amount of tens of
thousands of dollars each year..
The last enumeration by assessor's
report gave Nebraska 185.000 sheep:
the last enumeration of dogs gave Ne
braska 108,777; the previous dog enu
meration for 1914 gave the number
96,195, a yearly increase of more than
12,000 dogs and a very heavy yearly
uecrease in sheep 6,500 killed in 1915
and al! this in the face of the fact
that sheep and wool are advancing
in price each-year and that our coun
try is not producing one-half the wool
that is demanded to clothe our people.
From the beginning there has al
ways been recognized a need to re
strict the dog. Dog laws are not op
erative as thpy now exist in many
states. The Department of Agricul
ture at Washington, D. C, called a
meeting two years ago last April of
the sheep interests of the United States
to discuss the needs of the sheep in
dustry of the country. The dog and
pvdatory animals as enemies of the
theep were discussed at length and
the question of the dog law put into
the hands of the American Shropshire
Sheep Breeders' association to formu
late a law that could be recommended
to all states for adoption.
With a dog law tax there is no rea
son why Nebraska should not move up
to fourth or fifth place in sheep pro
duction, Ohio has a regular sheep
population of 3,000,000 to 4.000,000.
with about half the land area that
Nebraska has, this attributed to its
dog tax law of many years' standing.
There is not an Ohio sheep owner
who has suffered $1 loss from dogs
for more than thirty years that has
not been paid before January 1 of
each year. G. W. H.
HERE AND THERE.
It is estimated that the average cost of
food and groceries in Australia bat increased
25 per eent sine the war began.
The British government has supplied over
6,000 artificial limbs to maimed aoldiers
line the commencement of the European
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