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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 27, 1917.
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Peace reigns officially in Mexico,
happy day I
If no slip occurs in the program laid out, it
will be a busy season for the fruit jar makers.
' "Billy" Sunday smiled on Omaha for a few
moments, and then Jupiter Fluvius returned his
Reports from the wheat belt bring word that
ought to cheer the householder with the prospect
of cheaper flour next winter.
Advancing food control bills in congress are
reflected in lowering price balloons. Food Spec
ulators glimpse the handwriting.
Cuba plans abolition of the death penalty. In
that line of human progress, the gem of the
Antilles outruns most American states.
- At a means of safeguarding the political meat
tub the democratic drive on Lincoln links up
with the conservation measures of the hour.
Housewives are notified, however, that de
mand fof cherry pie for immediate consumption
must have consideration ahead of the canning
campaign. ' ;
Greatest hoard of gold ever accumulated Is
now reported from the tubtressury in New
York. Here is a chance for the new food dicta
tor to get busy.
The remarkable outpouring of wealth for the
Red Cross organisation affords gratifying evi
dence that those who stay will back to the limit
those who go. ,
For once the Missouri Pacific had the anawer
ready, and it is now up to the council to explain
why the city has delayed the work of making the
west side crossings safe.
Very little information for the householder Is
contained in the announcement from Washing
ton that canned goods have doubled In pricei
Most folks hereabouts knew that long ago.
Lincoln's school authorities have inaugurated
a drive against societies in the public schools.
Restricting school activitiea solely to educational
' ends is a welcome revival of first principles.
, Iron, iteel and oil will be asked to take a dose
of the same sort of price regulation proposed
for meat, wheat and potatoes. What ia sauce
for food ought also to serve for fuel in this re
The coming regulation of American exports
-should go far towsrd ending the gamble on food
products for foreign account. If the gamblers
get hit in the pocket they need not go beyond
themselves to fix the blame.
Underwriters call attention to the fact that
not less than fifty million bushels of wheat is an
nually fed to flames in America. ' Mill and eleva
tor owners should see to it that this lost is re
duced to zero during the coming year.
In selecting Frederick Palmer as chief of the
intelligence bureau of the Americsn . army in
France, General Pershing exercises splendid
judgment Major Palmer brings to the task the
ripe experience of a veteran war correspondent,
and the discretion of a seasoned newspaper man.
An inpouring of Russian anarchists, thieves
and other grades of human leeches turned the
usually cool Helsingfors, in Finland, into a hot
town for a few days. The invaders imagined
they owned whatever they could reach, but the
illusion vanished under the pressure of cold steel
backed by organized order.
A million tons of shipping are reported idle
in foreign ports. Demand for high freight rates,
not fear of submarines, is responsible for the
amazing situation. Already ocean rates on two
cargoes approximates the value of the average
freighter. That does not satisfy the shipping
reach. Evidently the marine departments of the
allied government sorely need a few live man
Sport a Needed Tonic
What a Bonehead Play I
In sending a telegram to Samuel Gompers to
urge Secretary of Labor Wilson to protest to
Secretary of War Baker against considering
Omaha's claims for the army cantonment, the
local labor strike strstegists are making jrhat
must be called "a bonehead play." They are
short-sighted, indeed, if they imagine they can
by such tactics win public sympathy for their
demands upon their employers or strengthen their
position with wage-workers who are regularly
employed in the community.
What surprises us most is that the building
trades strikers should put obstacles in the way
of Omaha for the benefit of Des Moines, where
they know labor conditions from the union stand
point are no better, if not worse, and when they
ought to know the increased demand for mechan
ics which the location of the cantonment here
would bring would necessarily provide work for
all union men who are here and several thousand
more from the outside. It is surely a pity that
the rank and file of these unions should have to
share the blame of such foolish leadership.
Sport is an industry even war cannot kilt. As
many men play golf or nearly so ss played three
years ago. Our tennis courts are packed with
chamoionshio oerformances. Even collese ath
letes, deoleted though their ranks mav be. sro
ahead with their accustomed contests. And pro-
sessional oase Dan nas attracted tnis year as many
as 30.000 oersons to one same. It is oossible thai
when the new army is selected some of the star
actors on the diamond may be forced to change
their club uniforms for the khaki of Uncle Sam.
That wbuld produce a rather startling element in
the world's championship race. Some of the very
best players, indeed a Dig majority of the best
ones, are still under 31 yeara of age, although here
and there a "Honus" W agner or a "Larry" Lajoie
is venerable enough to escape even a call to the
Is it right to continue all these sporting events
during a world-war calamity? Many urge that it
is not, yet it must be obvious that the nearer any
country can retain its normal condition in all ordl
' nary affairs the better can it meet those abnormal
. and extraordinary calls which our people must
now face. Officers at the front do not wish their
soldiers to think of a battle until they go into it
To brood over what was ahead of it would un
nerve an army, and so diversions are planned even
for the trooos behind the very trenches them
selves. So we had better stick to our sports as a
tonic, it for no other reason, ,
Come on Out to Nebraska!
In an interesting discussion in the Outlook
about gasoline power in agriculture, Theodore H.
Price, one of the recognized high authorities in
the east on business and finance, notes the prog
ress being made in developing the farm tractor,
but evidences an appalling ignorance of what has
been accomplished when he says:
Because such efforts are designed to meet
our supremest national need during the war
they deserve all the encouragement and public
ity that can be riven them. I wish that some
arrangement could be made for a permanent and
competitive exhibition ot all the tractors now
offered for sale, so that farmers and others who
are interested in the subject could make their
own comparisons and selections. Failing such
an opportunity to appraise their relative merit,
my own interest in the subject leads me to say
that I ahall be glad of an opportunity to inspect
any improved tractors that have recently been
put upon the market. Provided my other en
gagements permit and they are not too far from
New York. I will, at my own expense, go to
see them at work. and. if thev commend them
selves to my judgment I shall so state pub
Without dwelling on the fact that these tractor
demonstrations have been regularly held for the
last several years, Mr. Price should be sdvised
thst the next big national farm tractor test ia to
be held in Fremont the first week in August next,
and he is cordially invited to come out and see
fbr himself. Aside from gaining any informa
tion he desires as to the relative efficiency of all
the standard tractors on the market, such a trip
would also give him a view of agricultural con
ditions in the most fertile section of our land
and a chance to estimate the food production pos
sibilities of the country which he can never get
by sticking close to New York. 1
Come on out to Nebraska, Mr. Price, atvd bring
S bunch of Wall street "farmers" with you I
Nebraska's Contribution in Men.
Energetic efforts now being made to recruit a
third regiment of the National Guard in Nebraska
bid fair to succeed. At the same time a deter
mined drive to secure enlistments in the regular
army is in progress, with indications that the
requisition will be met Marine corps and navy
recruiting has fared welt here, some thousands of
young men having gone out from the Omaha
district into these branches of the service. All
this tends to prove that Nebraska has contributed
of men fairly as could have been expected. Indus
trially and socially Nebrasksjs jp a position that
differs materially (rot (hat M aider states. For
example, in normal times we have few unemployed
in the state, and during the growing season prac
tically none. Every man who has gone into the
tervice hat left a vacancy in one or the other of
the great industries that must be filled by another,
and some of them miss the boys who have gone
out to fight This hat had a deterrent effect on
enlistment, while the, uncertainty of the time when
the call for real service will be made has influ
enced others to defer answering the call to the
colors as long Ss possible. But Nebraska has so
far met every demand, and in the end will be
found with a full list of its sont in the ranka of
the fighting men. '
Omaha In the Federal Reserve System.
The statement of Secretary McAdoo of the
Treasury department that Omaha is to have a
branch of the Federal Reserve bank shows that
the financial importance of the city finally is rec
ognised in Washington. Omaha is the center of
a business community far more extensive than its
own residents fulty realize. It ia the natural
market town for a wonderful agricultural empire
and the gateway to a region of such unlimited and
diversified resources as must for years continue
to add an ever increasing share to the sum of na
tional wealth. It is in the direct line of the rapidly
growing trade of this section of the country, the
normal course of which bad to be detoured in
order to reach Kansas City. The mistake of
hitching all the great interests in Omaha's natural
territory to the bank down the river it now ad
mitted and will be corrected as far at possible,
and the solidity of the local banking houses, never
in question, will now be enhanced by the pret'
ence of the new and needed inttitution.
Yankee Gunners Are Making Good.
Stories that now are coming in from Atlantic
ports tupport the wisdom of arming merchantmen
to resist submarine attacks. Encounters of the
crsft are frequent, and ao far the score it largely
in favor of the merchantman. Yankee gunners
on the high seaa are making good with their
weapons. Young, alert and vigilant, these sea
warriors have added a picturesque tone to the
gloomy picture of war. The U-boat captain no
longer finds his prey so easy, but must take a long
chance if he comes close enough to make his tor
pedo attack certain. At long-range fighting he is
equally matched in skill and craft, with the pre
ponderance of danger against him. The combat
is no longer ao one-sided, and the terror of the
sea is finding its scope materially circumscribed
by reason of the presence of high-grade fighting
men where once only helpless victims were sub
ject to tilent snd unresisted attack.
The festive firebug continues blazing a broad
path into the coffers of insurance companies,
The record for five months of the year exceeds
the corresponding months of 1916 by $11,000,000
and distances the score of 1915 by $48,000,000. The
lessons of fire safety so vigorously impressed upon
the people a few years ago and manifested in re
duced losses appear wholly consumed in thit
year's huge record.
American cities are living beyond their in
come, a fact that in part may be accounted for
by the introduction of a lot of expensive folde-
rols in the way of boards and commissions to do
things the public used to do pretty well for itself.
Fads come Ugh for those who indulge.
The Farm Labor Army
By Frederic J. Haskin
Washington. D. C. June 24. There are 700
street car employes in Boston, who have had ex
perience in farm worn, and nave agreea ro sperm
their vacations wonting lor iarmers in uie out
This is one result of the Department of Agri
culture's campaign to make up the shortage in
(arm labor so that the United States can pro
duce maximum crops this year. The Boston car
companies co-operated by listing alt of their em
ployes, finding out what farm experience they
had had, and agreeing to give each man who was
willing to do farm work his two weeks vacation
whenever the department wanted him. Thus 1,400
weeks of first-class help were made available for
the Massachusetts farmers.
The nlan for aunolvine the farmers with labor
involves close co-ooeration between the Depart
ment of Agriculture, the Department of Labor,
and atate agricultural colleges, and other state
agencies. The system is represented by a man
in every community, who is usually a public
spirited farmer; a man in every county, generally
one of the county agents of the department;
and a state agent, who may be connected with the
State Agricultural college or may be sent out
by the department. A farmer who wants help
will apply to the community agent, or the agent
nearest him. If the community agent cannot
supply tbf demand, he passes the order up to the
county agent, who in turn may give it to the
state agent it he nas not tne laDor on nana.
In the same way, those who wish to do farm
work apply to the agency nearest to them, and
they will be placed as near home as possible.
The agents compile lists of rural and village
people who are willing to do farm work, making
appeal to classes who are especially suited or
available. Thus about a million high school and
college boys have been listed. They are between
16 and Z0 years ot age, and a large percentage ot
them have had experience in farm work. Some
critics to the contrary notwithstanding, the farm
ers find this sort of labor very desirable. Even
college and school boys who have had no expe
rience on farms do very well for harvesting work,
especially picking apples and digging potatoes.
As they are paid by the piece for this work, the
farmer does not lose anything by reason of their
lack of skill, while the workers, if industrious,
can make from $2 to $3 a day.
Another class listed is that of retired farmers.
of whom 700,000 have agreed to take up the hoe
again. About half of these men are under 60
years of age, and perfectly capable of doing a
stood dav s work. Most ot them are landowners.
and many of them will play hired man to their
When the Department of Agriculture is un
able to find enough labor to supply the demand,
the Department of Labor supplements its efforts
through its elaborately organized employment
bureau service. In New England, especially, the
Department of Labor is the mainstay of the system.
One of the most imoortant Darts of the work
it to induce the farmers to make known their
needs at the earliest possible dates. Large post
ers printed in red and black are being posted all
over tne country, urging tne farmers to notity
the county agent how many men they will need
and when. If a farmer is going to need ten men
for ten days in August to pick tomatoes, and
will notify the agent now, he has an excellent
chance to get them, but if he waits till the to
matot are ripe, he is apt to lose part of the crop.
It is a curious fact that, just as the city man
regards the farmer and his hired man as over
worked drudges, so the rural dweller pities the
city man his hard lot. A couple of sportsmen last
winter stopped overnight at a farm in Tidewater,
Virginia. The farmer and his three sons culti
vated several hundred acres and fished with
seine and trap net besides. But next dav they
took their shotguns and went hunting with the
city men. I hey explained that they had plenty
of time on their hands. All the crops were in:
Jt their "live boxes" were full of fish which they
were holding until the price should reach top
notch, there was nothing to do Due teed the
live stock every morning and. read the market
quotations in the Baltimore papers. The rest
of the time they visited among the neighbors.
went duck hunting or played their musical instru
ments of which they had an astonishing assortment.
"I wouldn't live in the city," said one. of the
young men. "The city people have to work
every day or else quit eating. I don't mind work
ing hard when I work, but I want some time for
So maybe there are two sides to the question,
At present the labor situation on the farm is
looking up, but there are still places where help
is greatly needed, especially in the middle west
If you want to do your bit by becoming a farm
hand, apply to the employment bureau of the
Department of Labor which is nearest your home.
Shrinkage in German Money
Now York Pool. r
The value of German currency, as measured
In the present bid of neutral markets for drafts on
Berlin, payable there in German paper, stands by
the last quotation 47 yi per cent under parity.
Compared with the similar measurement of other
currencies, Germany's paper is now worse depreci
ated than that of any other important nation; with
the two exceptions of Austria, whose financial
condition is known to be nearly ruinous, and
whose currency rules at a discount of 60 per cent,
or more on neutral markets, and Russia, whose
political and economic disorganization has brought
the ruble down to a discount of 55 per cent. In
all these countries political considerations have
undoubtedly had a hand in the depreciation of the
currencies; but paper inflation must have been the
main influence. Inflation is probably worst in
Russia, though Austria's refusal since the war
began to publish any figures has its own implica
tions But the German Reichsbank's notes, not
now redeemable in gold, have risen to $2,056,000,
000, as against $1,659,000,000 and $l,3U,O0OrO0O,
respectively, one and two years ago, and $394,000,
000 when the war began.
People and Events
The pioneer plumber of Chicago, John C. Clif
ford, recently deceased, left a fortune of $500,000.
The biggest part of the pile came from manu
facturing goods plumbers use. That's different.
James Larkin, the Irish anarchist from Dublin,
has been pulled in New York for working his
mouth on the Emma Goldman plan. Anti-draft
and anti-everything are Larkin't vocal affliction,
and federal authorities are expected to give him
Members of interested professions have set up
in Philadelphia a reclamation camp for men re
jected by army and navy surgeons for minor
physical defects. Mending methods -apply to
holey teeth, corns, bunions and like imperfections,
and dentists, chiropodists and physicians arc doing
the work gratis.
Something over $5,000,000 was laid aside by
John Hoge, soap maker of Zanesville, O., re
cently deceased. Half of the pile is to be dis
bursed among churches, hospitals,' and other
charities of his home city, $500,000 going to the
actors' fund of New York City and $1,000,000 to
the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the same city.
Never mind the brand the residue it good.
A quartet of Holy Rollers exhibiting at Mur
physboro, 111., on invitation tumbled into the fed
eral grand jury room with such explanations as
they could devise for failing to register under the
draft law. "The Lord fights our battles," said
the spokesman, "and there was no need to
register." The Murphysboronian struck a Missiouri
pose and indicated a descire to put it in the indict
pnatafafavaaajr-rassc 'M "fa T
Proverb for the Day.
Don't throw money into a hopper.
One Year Ago Today In the War.
Aslairo and many other towns cap
tured by Italians.
King Constantlne signed a decree
for general demobollzatton of the
British on western front penetrated
German lfnea In ten places and started
heavy artillery attacks.
In Omaha Thirty Yeara Ago.
It Is reported that Armour has at
laBt decided to locate a packing house
at Omaha and that he has bought out
Thomas J. Llpton.
The planks In the walk of the Elev
enth street viaduct are warping badly,
making It unpleasant and painful to
walk upon them.
Mr. H. I,. Plckard of near Sarpy
Mills brought into The Bee office a
atalk of corn nine feet eight inches In
height. Mr. P. says he has nfne acres
just like it
The court house lot Is being sodded
by Contractor McDonald.
Louia Helmrod and Frank Harmon
have left for Plattsmouth to select a
ground for the grand plcnio to be
given by the Omaha Turners.
A horse belonging to Mr. Burnham,
the real estate dealer, became fright
ened and ran down Douglas street,
frightening a couple of other horses
on the way, and ended by jumping on
the platform four feet high at the rear
of Collina' Gun company's store, drag
ging the dilapidated buggy after him,
where he etood calmly surveying the
The following students took part In
the exercises which closed the Bcholas
tlc year at Sacred Heart academy:
Misses W. Lowe, A. McParlin, M.-Mc-Namar,
L. McShane, M. Bresnau, C.
Crelghton, C. Babcock, J. Gregg, P.
Lowe, S. Nash, K. Crelghton, K. Mc
Hugh, L. Dellone.
At a meeting of the board of fire
and police commissioners, D. D. Jones
was made a special policeman for the
Crounse block and C. A. Starkweather
given police powers for the benefit of
the gospel army.
This Day In History.
1778 Sixth Continental congress
adjourned after a session of ill days.
1829 James Smithson, founder of
the Smithsonian Institution, died at
Genoa, Italy. Born in France In 1765.
1845 By an act of amnesty the
Rhode Island legislature released
Thomas W. Dorr, leader of "Dorr's
Rebellion," who was under a lift) sen
tence for treason.
1866 Prussians repulsed at Tran
tenau by Austrlans.
1867 A general conference met at
Berlin to complete the reorganization
of the German Zollverein.
1892 King Charles of Roumania
visited Queen Victoria at Windsor.
1908 More than 200 persons killed
In a railway accident on the Bilboa
Saragossa line in Spain.
1916 Official announcement of the
appointment of the Duke of Devon
shire as governor-general of Canada.
The Day We Celebrate.
Frank Dewey, county clerk, is 55 to
day. He was born In Cedar Rapids,
Ia., and la bookkeeper and accountant
Charles G. McDonald Is Just 41. He
waa born on a farm in Spencer, Ia.,
and graduated at Oberlln college. He
studied law at the University of Michi
gan and haa been practicing in Omaha
since 1900. '
Daniel T. Quigley Is just 41. He
was born In Edgerton, Wis., and Is
one of Omaha's coming surgeons.
Rear Admiral Harry S. Knapp, re
cently in command of the United
States forces in San Domingo, born in
Connecticut, sixty-one years ago today.
Major General Oswald H. Ernst, U.
S. A., retired, a noted veteran of the
civil and Spanish wars, born near Cin
cinnati, seventy-five years ago today.
Helen A. Keller, the celebrated deaf
and blind scholar, born at Tuscum
bla, Ala., thirty-seven years ago to
day. May Irwin, for many years a leading
comedienne of the American stage,
born t Whitby, Ont, fifty-five years
J. C. (Rube) Benton, pitcher of the
New York National league base ball
team, born at Clinton, N. C, twenty
seven years ago today.
Bishop Earl Cranston, a leader In
the movement for reunion of the
divided wings of the Methodist church,
born at Athens, O., seventy-seven years
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
The first national conference of col
lege workers in landscape art Is to as
semble today at the University of Wis
consin. Charlevoix, Mich., is to be the meet
ing place today of the annual national
convention of the Kappa Alpha Theta
Plans to aid recruiting will be dis
cussed today by the supreme council
of the United Commercial Travelers,
holding its thirtieth annual session at
A hearing is to be held today before
Assistant Secretary of the Interior
Bradley In Washington . on questions
that have recently arisen in the five
civilized tribes and the Osage nation
concerning the settlement for Indian
royalties on oil produced on leased
lands in Oklahoma.
A special examination of candidates
for admission to the United States
Naval academy is to be held today.
The extra examination is due to the
war and the fact that two classes of
midshipmen have been graduated this
year to meet the need for officers in
Storiette of the Day.
The heroism of France has made the
French language popular.
On this head there is a story illus
trating the tact of M, Jusserand, the
A senator at a luncheon said to M.
"Take er eska voo voo-ly I
mean er passy-mol, sill voo play
M. Jusserand laid his hanji on the
senator's shoulder and In his excellent
"My dear sir, my very dear air, do,
please, Btop speaking French. Tour
accent ia so Parisian that positively,
It makes me homesick." Philadelphia
HERE AND THERE.
Lyddite, ths explootro used in the moot
domdlr of alt ohollo, takoo ito name from
the Engltoh village of Lrdd, wher it waa
Italr waa otto of tht first. If not the
11 rat notion to noo ooroplanoo in actual wmr
foro. employing- them in ito campaign in
Tripoli in 1811.
Tho foundry ot Creuaot, where the rreot
funs for tho French army and navy on
made, woo atarted oishtr yeara aso, by a
fomily named Schneider. Today tho plant
rivala fat auto tho famous Krapp Works at
Railway Mall Clerks' Statement.
Sioux City, la., June 25. To the
Editor of The Bee: The signers of this
letter have recently been dlsmiwied
from the railway mail service charged
with telling the truth concerning de
lay of mail in the Sioux City termi
nal. We have not been charged with
making any untrue statements.
After being dismissed we have pub
lished a signed statement In Vie Sioux
City Journal of June 9 charging that
mail of all classes is delayed by the
department's "economical" method of
concentration and delay; that circular
mail originating In Sioux City and
elsewhere has been piled outdoors in
heaps, the mail at the bottom of the
piles being delayed at times for
weeks; that such publications as
Everybody's, National Geographic,
System and the Ladles' Home Journal
have been delayed a week at a time;
that parcels originating in Sioux City
were sent to the terminal for dis
tribution contrary to orders and re
gardless of delay, about one-half of
the parcels being delayed thereby.
So far as Is known no one has denied
the accuracy of the statements made
In the article. They are facts which
an impartial investigation would sub
stantiate. The conditions here are
known to be typical of the situation
throughout the country.
It was stated In the article that the
number of transfer clerks at the
depots has been reduced from four
to one, which has resulted In the mis
sending and delay of large numbers
of mail sacks and pouches.
It was further charged by us that
the report was being spread that there
Is an "organization among the clerks
for deliberate delay of malls" in an
effort to saddle them with the blame
for failure to complete the work
heaped upon a reduced working force.
We have served nearly four years
as substitute railway mall clerks. We
have rather large families to support
and have found the service very un
profitable. We make no complaint on
account of our dismissal as, under the
present system of salary cutting, de
motion and dismissal without cause, a
position in the mall service Is not a
But, knowing the situation from the
Inside, It seems to us a patriotic duty
in the present national crisis to say
some word of the grave impairment of
public service resulting from Post
master General Burleson's deliberate
delay of mail In the interest of
A chance acquaintance tells of a
loss of approximately $3,000 to his
firm owing to delay of a letter notify
ing him of increase in the price of
tractors. He sold seven tractors while
the letter was awaiting "economical"
distribution. Every business man will
ingly furnishes instances of like serv
ice or, rather, the lack of it.
The country has no more loyal citi
zens than the railway mail clerks, but
they balk at the wholesale curtail
ment of service, reduction of force and
reassignment to distant points while
hf-.n&r mad a th inntrnmAnt nt Mr
Burleson In his deliberate delay of
malls to the serious impairment of
the business prosperity of the country.
Every week sees further reduction
of the working force with consequent
impairment of service. Railway mall
service is being taken from many lines
entirely. Nearly all lines have been
cut to some extent. Newspapers,
chambers of commerce and the pub
lic generally are becoming aroused.
It is time that Instead of being threat
ened with dismissal, railway mail
clerks should be required to reveal
the facts concerning present service
Congress should investigate the mail
service. PAUL NORTON,
RALPH M. HOWELL,
Robert Rice, editor of the Central Republi
cs, lsit week turned a fin lixteen-pave Red
Tht Falle Cttj Semi-Week!)' Newt hai
discontinued on of it edition and will
henceforth appear as a weekly. '
Frank A damn, editor of the Fort Calhoun
Chronicle, haa been appointed pottmaiter at
Fort Calhoun, vice Wallia McMillan, who
reiicned a few weeki ago.
Lyman Beecber Cunningham, founder of
the Kearney Journal, now the , Kearney
Morning Tiraei, and for many yean on of
prominent figure in the Nebraska newspaper
field, died last Wednesday at hi home at
Glenwood, Ia. Mr. Cunningham came to Ne
braska in 1872 and was for many year ac
tive In th development of the central part
of the state. He wa the author of many
article on the history of Nebraska that ara
now In the files of the Stat Historical so
ciety. For th last few year Mr. Cunning
ham and his son, Ralph E., have been pub
lishing th Glenwood Opinion, at Glenwood,
la., and th Nemaha County Republican at
DO YOUR BIT.
We are In th fight to stay
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We have seen th light of day
Do your bit!
Every drop of fighting blood,
Every Instinct that 1 good.
Bids you Join the brotherhood
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Every mother son of you
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For the old Red, Whit and Blue
Do your bit!
When our gun begin to boojn -Let
them roar the kaiser' doom;
Let u aweep them like a broom
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For the Briton and th French
Do your bit!
For your brother In th trench
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For the freedom of th seas
Bring the kaiser to his knee;
Btop his sacrilegious pleas
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For the cause of Peac and Right
Do your bit!
Let u smash them with our might
Do your bitl
With a good red-blooded yell
Let us Round the dying knell
Of this Pmsslantstio hell
DO YOUR BIT1 4
Randall There' no foreign travel now.
Roger Isn't the whole world planning to
"do Germany ?" Life.
"Say, I'm thinking about going Into a
big deal with Blank. What kind of a man
"Oh, he's like a fish."
"What kind of a fish shark or sucker
Jennie Gee, we've got company, and
and we're goln to have swell eat. What
you goln' to have?
Jamie Oh, I gueas ma'll give us some
more o' her blame calories! Judge.
Every Day is
"Cut Price Day"
Rexall Drug Stores
With prices of food stuffs
and other necessities rising
rapidly you owe it to your
self to make your purchases
where dependable merchan
dise can be procured at the
You can Save lime and
money by trading at the
5 REXALL DRUG STORES
Sherman & McConnell
Drug Co ,
Fire Good Drug Stores.
It's Cool Today
In Colorado Springs and Manitou
YOU will want to linger in Manitou, famous for itfl fcealthgivin8
Mineral Springe and world renowned acenie spots. Your Railroad
Agent can tioket your tour ticket through Colorado Springs with
for detailed logs and information.
out any additional fare; or if you aro planning an auto tour, writo
You'll Sea tries. World Famous Scenic Attractions '
Sod. Springs Where "Orlz- Glen Eyrie ft Queen's Canon
inal Manitou" Water is bot
tled. Care of th. Winds Temple
Drive. Geological Miracle.
Th. Co Road By Rail to the
Summit of Pike's Peak.
Pile's Peak Auto Highway
Easy Grade to the Summit.
Mount Manitou Incline Rail
way To Summit of Mt.
The Newest Scenic Attraction.
Cripple Creek Short Lin. Trip
To the Famous Gold Camp.
Seven Falls ft South Chey.nn.
Canon Nature's Beauty
Garden of th. Cods Monu
ment Park Stratton Park, j
Street Cars Make all scenic ,
spots easily accessible.
For full Information write Chamber ol Commerce. 432 Burns Blag
Colorado springs, er aieniura loroirarrcuu vihd mwiwi.
Plan. Preo Auto 8r
Yice. S to $5 Daily.
Nswtst Hotel, faeinr
beautiful A eel a
Park. Thoroly mod
tm. European plan.
In front of tho
Springs. Fret Au
to Service. All out
THE OMAHA BEE INFORMATION BUREAU
' - Waihinfton, O. C
Enclosed find two-cent stamp, for which you will please send me,
entirely free, a copy of The Canning Book.
Street Address .
City .-.v StaU........... r
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