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Resignations add a few "scraps of paper" to
Germany's historic pile.
"Hold your own opinion, but obey the law" is
good practice at any time.
It is evident from his postscript that Mr. Wick
ersham cuts Potsdam off his visiting list.
Unless all signs fail and precedents o for
nought, the grocers outing spells picnic weather.
Still, the I. W. W. deserves local credit for
putting several obscure towns on the news map.
Opposition to government food control draws
its main power from those who do not raise a
pound of eatables.
Hawaii's quota of volunteers overruns the
limit Here is a challenge to patriots of the main
land to beat the record.
A million dollars for paving repairs in Omaha
is a pretty big requisition right now, but H needs
be Omaha will meet it. v
Another emperor has fallen. Little Pi-Yu, the
kid Manchu, went up the flue and Chang Hsun
tagged after him. Hoorool
In putting an end to German marine and war
risk insurance in this country the government
severs a few precious home ties.
You will note, too, that the I. W. V. refugees
are readily eating the rations provided by the
government they affect to despise.
The surest route to political preferment in Ire
land is through a British prison. Sinn Feiners
know a good platform to get in on.
Having set its hand to the plow, the city coun
cil should not look back, but should go straight
through to the end of the furrow.
If Secretary Pool succeeds in collecting a
thousand dollars each from the delinquent lobby
ists he wilt be in position to retire on his laurels.
Buffalo county reports that the noisiest "cop
perheads" in that section are Americans. All the
more reason for reviving the treatment giver, theif
kind in civil war times. '
, No one suspected the late legislature harbored
a streak of foresight. Still, it anticipated increased
taxing values and made ample provision to swal
low the surplus and some over.
. The real farmers of the country have never
stood in the way of national progress, although
they have been and are now being grossly mis
represented in the halls of congress.
The late Chancellor Hollweg is quoted as say
ing that the best Germany can hope for is a
drawn battle. Even that hope grows beautifully
less as the allied road rollers press on.
An uproar in the Reichsrat is always in order
and almost continuously in progress. Nor is it
any especial novelty to witness a Czech mem
ber arising to abuse the Germans. The question
is, how far will it go?
Another senator stages a, few vocal shudders
regarding government control of food and fuel.
Unless voters become uncommonly forgetful and
charitable in years to come the shuddering sena
tors may have reason to pull off the real thing.
' Somebody has raised the ante on "Elaborator"
Creel and the report is now current that four
subseas were sunk while the American expedi
tionary force was on its way to France. Mr.
Creel yet has the better of the argument, though,
for he had the official report to work from in
making up his story.
Beware of" War Heroes'
Germany's New Chancellor.
Political events have been moving rapidly in
Germany within the last few days, but evidently
in a circle. Von Bethmann-Hollweg, wno had
held out longer than any premier in Europe under
the stress of war, has resigned and his successor
has been named, with no visible evidence that the
change in chancellors means any alteration in
the military plans or policy of the emperor and
his advisers. Some observers pretend to note in
the appointment of Dr. George Michaelis,
hitherto unknown and a "commoner,1 to replace
a member of the aristocracy an implied recogni
tion of democracy. ' This pretense is offset by the
removal of Alfred Zimmermann, a "commoner,"
from his post as foreign minister to be succeeded
by Von Brockdorff-Rantzau, who comes from the
inner circle of the aristocracy. Dr. Michaelis is
described as a bureaucrat and that he is (elected
by the kaiser after consultation with the crown
prince and the high commanders of the army may
be accepted as sufficient guaranty that he is dedi
cated to the cause they represent rather than lean
ing to any inchoate movement to democracy.
It is quite likely the storm that raged around
Von Bethmann-Hollweg will now subside, at least
until the new chancellor shall have given some
notion of what his imperial master is willing to
concede for the sake of domestic harmony at this
critical time in the affairs of the empire. Not
much credence will be given the statement that
the late chancellor lost favor because of his "soft
ness" and a willingness to give over the extreme
program of the pan-Germanists. Until his resig
nation had been accepted no such accusation
rested against him nor was any whisper raised
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The Bee ventures to repeat its observation of
last week that neither revolution nor abdication
is imminent, but that the Germans will continue
to act unitedly in prosecution of their side of
Goethals' Ship-Building Program.
General Goethals has Jaid out plans for the
government's scheme for constructing ships on a
scale more magnificent than ever attempted. He
proposes to produce three million tons of ship
ping within eighteen months, or more than twice
as much as the largest amount ever contracted
by the combined ship yards of the country. This
means a tremendous expansion of the industry and
naturally includes new plants for the erection of
the vessels, the steel to be fabricated at the fur
naces. The whole is on a basis of cost well
within the minimum estimates. One surprising
fact is that steel ships may be built faster than
wood, giving this type a decided advantage, for
the slight difference in cost is fully offset by the
margin of time in construction. The control of
the situation by the great engineer ought to mean
the furnishing at an early date of a large fleet of
standardized commerce carriers for the United
States and consequent relief for the business of
the world from conditions that at present are
The War and the College Professor.
A professor of history at the University of
Nebraska announces his fixed determination to
hold and express his individual views, regardless
of consequences. This personal right will cheer
fully be conceded to him, but along with it goes
a penalty for its abuse. If his personal views and
the expression of them take on such form as be
comes subversive of public weal he must not
complain of the suppression that is certain to fol
low. His profundity of knowledge will avail him
little when his use of it makes him a dangerous
instead of a beneficent agent in its dissemination.
The war was not entered upon by America as
the result of an impulse or whim, but followed on
mature deliberation, during which all probable
costs were fully weighed, and only after all means
by which to avoid it, excepting only actual sub
mission under attack, had been exhausted. An
able historian and college professor wrote defi
nitely and informatively of the causes and rea
sons for our action and his conclusions are ac
cepted by most of our people. Some 'ew will
dissent, but they will voice their opposition at
considerable risk of being dealt with after the
manner provided for handling traitors.
Nebraska does not want to stifle free speech
nor to limit the usefulness of professor at its
great university, but "day dreamers" must awaken
to some stern realities. At best the hope of "in
ternationalism" lies along the path of democracy
and the philosopher who does not realize this
has turned his thoughts into channels of deeep
The sensible American will be quite sure of
his or her "war hero" these days before paying
homage or spending money on him. The soldier
of fortune is abroad. His type is increasing in
number and growing bolder in its appeals to the
sentiments of the people. Almost invariably he is
of alien birth ana he has thrilling tales to tell
about his adventures with the enemy and with
death in Europe.
Americans are well supplied with money, com
pared with the masses of the old world, but they
have none to waste on unworthy persons or ob
jects. They should be careful about misdirecting
their sympathy when the real needs of the world
are so great and when there is so much actual
suffering that makes appeal to human heir is.
Some of these "heroes" are turning out to be
nothing more exalted than wife desertcif or
human cormorants who have smelled more cigaret
smoke than any other kind. They are defrauding
hotels, imposing on the hospitality of cluhs and
preying on the feelings of citizens.
It is well to beware of the "captain" or the
"daring aviator" unless he bears a certificate of
character from the Red Cross, an official safety
commission or a reputable civic organization of
some kind. For genuine heroes who have deliv
ered the goods and are here or there on missions
that are known to be honorable the Americiti peo
ple have a" cordial welcome. Short work should
be made of the other kind. They are utterly de
spicable and not to be tolerated.
East and west over the country these "Euro
pean heroes' are being exposed for wha'- they
are, but usually not until they have had their
sprees of imposition on susceptible persons, male
and female. There are plenty of safeguards
against such fraud if citizens only go to the
tronble of seeking them. ,
The Tri-State Irrigation Plan.
The case of the Tri-State Irrigation canal, now
before the secretary of the interior, will involve a
procedure that may lead eventually to a better
management of all undertakings of a similar na
ture throughout the west. Primarily it content
plates the government taking over a private ven
ture, the first object to be attained being the satis
faction of a claim due the government and with
this a revision of terms under which water-users
hold their rights. Some advantage will accrue to
both sides from the suggested change and if a
way may be found, to consummate the deal it
might be well to carry it through. Without going
into a consideration of the history of the Tn-State
which varies in degree only from other private
ventures, The Bee feels the experience of this com
pany has merely emphasized the position taken by
I this paper many years ago when it contended for
federal control of the reclamation work in the west
It is hot that private control has generally failed
but because the federal government is better sit
uated and can deal with purchasers on more favor
able terms and because the whole work ought
to be under one organization. The Tri-State case
is important for this reason and the outcome wil
be awaited with much interest.
Effect of Embargo on Exports.
What wilt be the probable effect of the em
bargo on exports ordered by the president can
scarcely be conjectured at this time. Its pur
pose is to prevent if possible war supplies reach
ing enemy destination, and only a portion of our
outgoing commerce is affected. Articles against
which inhibition is laid comprise but 37.8 per cent
of the total exports of the country for the first
ten months of the year 1916-17. As entire tuspen
sion of shipment will not be made, the embargo
will likely reduce the total of exports but little,
It will bring better regulation of commerce with
neutrals of the worid, however, and secure i more
equitable distribution of the surplus stuff we are
sending abroad. The extension of the order to
include the railroads should operate to prevent
undue accumulation at the seaboard and obviate
the experience of the last two years, when genera!
business suffered acutely because of pressure for
export shipment As a whole the step must im
press people more than ever with a deep sense of
the serious business of war.
By Fredric J, Haskin
Akron. O.. Tulv 14. The oeoole of Akron.
where tires are made, modestly claim that this
is the most prosperous city in the world. A city
could not be much more prosperous than Akron
and still function as a city. For Akron is out
growing everything it owns. It has outgrown its
houses, and men are sleeping in shifts, and living
in tents in vacant lots, in barns and lofts. It has
outgrown its streets and is sprawling all over the
county in a line of suburbs twenty miles long,
while the commissioners strive in vain to extend
the paving and keep it in repair as fast as the town
grows. In 1910 there were 69,000 people here and
now there are 157,000 in the city limits and a
large population that has run over into the sur
rounding country. For a time Akron outgrew its
water supply and some people turned the tap in
It is surelv a stranee fact that two-thirds of all
the rubber used in the United States should be
manufactured in Akron, and that one-third of all
the rubber produced in the world should find its
way to this Ohio town. From Sumatra and Java
and Ceylon most of it comes. Singapore is the
market for all that produced in the English
colonies. The stuff that Akron manufactures
travels almost half way around the world to reach
the factories, and some of it travels all the way
back to be used. A supply of raw materials close
at hand certainly was not much ot a tactor n the
growth of Akron as the rubber center of the
In the earlv days of Akron, nearly all of the
rubber was gathered from wild plants in the val
ley of the Amazon. It was only about fifteen
years ago that seeds of one of the best rubber
plants were taken to Ceylon, and the cultivation
of rubber began. There are now several million
acres under cultivation, and with tremendous
areas of the tropics still uncultivated, the world's
potential rubber supply seems almost inexhausti
ble. At a time when so many of the materials
of industry are threatened with depletion, this
fact has a large significance. Wood is becoming
scarce and costly; so is leather. Rubber can for
some uses take the place of both. Rubber heels
have won a place in the world, and now thty are
manufacturing rubber soles as well in Akron. It
is probable that in the next few years we will
wear more rubber, that rubber will find a multi
tude of new uses.
It is. for this reason that Akron is not fright
ened at the rumor that the automobile has reached
its height, and is in for a decline. It is true that
the price of gasoline is soaring, and that word has
gone forth that war may make it necessary to
regulate the use of all petroleum products by
law. But rubber is finding new uses faste' than
it can lose old ones. And furthermore, if the
pleasure car has had its greatest day, the working
car the truck is steadily finding new uses For
example, between this city and Cleveland there Is
a brick road, which carries almost as much freight
as some railroads. It wa3 recently necessary to
double its width. It is one long procession of
trucks. It is said that some Akron concerns de
liver as far north as Boston by truck. I i small
countries the truck i3 a much readier means of
development than a railroad. In Puerto Rico a
large part of the sugar crop is moved in trucks,
and Santo Domingo wants wagon roads, not railroads.
So Akron does not fear a slump in the tire
business. At present its production is 60,000 tires
a day, and this is 66 per cent of its total manu
facture of rubber, the rest including about every
thing that can be made from rubber. And its
production of all these things is growing at
an almost incredible rate. Factories here seem
unable to gauge their own rate of growth. More
than once buildings have been put up and then
torn down before they were finished to be started
all over again on a larger scale.
All of Akron is in a state of being torn down
and started on a larger scale. There will come
a time when Akron will be a great wealthy city,
finished, organized, perhaps beautiful. At present
it is simply a ferment of energy, human and
mechanical, bursting all bounds and housings.
Our Fighting Men
Frederick A. Barker.
Captain Frederick A. Barker, one of the espe
cially selected men of the marine-corps, who are
to be the first to fight for the Stars and Stripes
on the firing line in France, is 37 years old and a
native of Massachusetts. During the thirteen
years since he entered the service as a second
lieutenant Captain Barker has had his full share
of the exciting duty and adventures for which the
marine corps is famous. In 1915, while attached
to the Connecticut, he landed in command of a
marine detachment at Cape Haiten, Haiti, and
participated in a campaign against hostile Cacos
and in the capture of Fort Riviere. Last year he
saw more stirring service in Santo Domingo,
where he took part in several engagements
against the Dominican rebels.
Augustus P. Blocksom. .
Augustus P. Blocksom, recently promoted to
the rank of brigadier general, is a noted cavalry
leader of the United States army. General Block
som was born in Ohio in 1854 and was appointed
to the United States Military academy from that
state at the age of 20. His entire service since his
graduation from West Point in 1870 has been in
connection with the cavalry arm. During his
early career he participated in several Indian
campaigns and in the war with Spain he made a
highly creditable record. During the Mexican
border troubles of the last year General Block
som has been stationed in Texas in command
of the Third United States cavalry.
Henry B. Wilson. .
Captain Henry B. Wilson, U. S. N, who has
been nominated by the president to be rear ad
miral, is one of the best known of the younger
naval officers. He was born in New Jersey in
1861 and graduated from the United State Naval
academy in 1876. In addition to the routine duties
of his catling alternating sea and shore duty and
cruises about the world he has filled several im
portant bureau positions. When the United
States declared war on Germany Captain Wilson
was detached from command of the new battle
ship Pennsylvania and placed in charge of the
coast patrol. Now, according to latest reports,
he is doing important duty with the fleet abroad.
Shafts Aimed at Omaha
Hastings Tribune: The Omaha Bee hits it
off about right when it says: "Before seeking new
business, the Postoffice department might first
strive to handle the b jsiness on hand a bit better."
Beaver City Times-Tribune: In Omaha a
police officer wer suspended for calling a member
of the city commission a "dirty rat" This was
in public. What he has called him in private would
no doubt call for a life sentence at hard labor.
Beatrice Express: While the ladies of Omaha
are attending a canning school, conducted by a
representative of the state agricultural college, the
Omaha city commission has also been conducting
a school of its own, but so far have been unable to
agree upon the methods to be pursued in "can-
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ning a coupic oi us prominent police Officers.
Wayne Herald: The attorner sreneral i said
to have put a damper on the labor strike at Omaha
and members of unions are reported returning to
wort i.aDor unions ought to have better sense
than favor suspension of work at this time, and
the state or national government ought to inter
fere without anv fooline. Peoole should be thank-
ful they don't have to do anything more hazard
ous than accustomed work.
Aurora Sun: The Omaha police captain who
resigned his position and a salary of $150 per
month to take up arms as a private at a salary of
$30 per month deserves and will have proper rank
among the real patriots of that city. He is 44
years old and in a modest way states that he en
lists to save some younger man who might be
called under the draft. That is certainly a true
exemplification of the spirit of self-sacrifice.
Proverb for the Day.
Fools' names and fools' faces .oft
appear In public places.
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Allies advanced to within a mile of
Combles. ' '
Portugal offered Its army to the
Heavy artillery fighting reported
Russians drove Austriana across the
lower Ltpa and in Volhynla.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
The office of J. E. Hubbard, super
visor of buildings and bridges of the
Union Pacific railroad, has been
changed from Tenth street to a small
building lying east of the Union Pa
J. M. Gaynore has left for Phlladel-
phia, New York and Paris and will re
turn with the latest dances.
An ice cream social was given by
the ladies of the Third Congregational
church on the lawn belonging to Mr.
Axford, corner Twenty-first and Lake.
George Leslie ot Leslie & Leslie, in
taking the stopper out of :i bottle,
broke off the neck and inflicted a long
gash in the palm of his hand. He la
carrying his right arm in a sling.
The members of division No. 183,
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers,
are Impatiently waiting for a bright
moonlight night in order to hold a
picnic at Lake Manawa in the most
Hon. John R. Porter and wife of
Lob Angeles are the guests 'of their
daughter, Mrs. Edward Haney.
Dan Honin has severed his connec
tion with the Railway News and will
appear at the head of a new paper
to be known as the Railway Reporter.
This Day in History.
1745 Timothy Pickering, during
whose term of service as secretary of
war the Military academy at West
Point was established, born at Salem,
Mass. Died there January 29, 1829.
1793 Charlotte Corday, famous
heroine of theFrench revolution, be
headed In Paris. Born July 27, 1768.
1854 Insurrection in Madrid, end
ing in flight of the ministry.
1856 Forty persons perished in the
burning of the steamer Northern Indi
ana on Lake Erie.
1886 Mr. Gladstone's government
defeated at general election on the
home rule question.
1887 Dorothea L. Dix, who served
as superintendent of women nurses in
the civil war, died at Trenton, N. J.
Bom at Hampden, Me., April 4. 1802.
1901 The Arctic exploring expedi
tion of Baldwin and Zleg'.er sailed
1904 Russian attack on Mo-Tien-ling
repulsed by the Japanese.
1916 President Wilson signed the
rural credits bill.
The Day We Celebrate.
Ralph B. Weller is a native of Ne
braska Just forty-seven years old to
day. He is president of Weller Bros.,
dealing in lumber.
General Henry S. Huldekoper, who
lost his right arm while leading a
Pennsylvania regiment at Gettysburg,
born at Meadville, Pa., seventy-eight
years ago today.
Dr. Bernhard Dernberg. former
chief of German propaganda in the
United States, born in Berlin fifty
two years ago today.
Lieutenant Colonel H. S. Birkett,
noted Canadian educator and medical
authority, born at Hamilton, Ont., fifty-three
years ago tooay.
Bishop Wilson S. Lewis of the
Methodist Episcopal church,, born at
Russell, N. Y., sixty years ago today.
Rt. Rev. John McKim, Episcopal
missionary bishop at Tokio, born at
Pittsfleld, Mass., sixty-five years ago
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
Prominent members of the Masonic
fraternity from many states will gather
in Atlanta today for the supreme lodge
r.xeeting of the Masons' annuity.
The Ladles' Catholic Benevolent as
sociation, the largest fraternal organi
zation of Catholic women in this
country, begins its quadrennial session
today at Atlantic City.
The property of the Chicago & East
era Illinois Railroad company and its
subsidiaries, which have been under
receivership the last four years, will
be offered for sale at Danville, III.,
today by order of tne federal court.
The Society of Friends, whose reli
gious belief forbids active participation
in the war, proposes to "do its bit"
by opening a training camp at Haver
ford college today for the volunteers
who will comprise the first reconstruc
tion unit that will be sent to France
by the freinds' national service committee.
Storyctte of the Day.
"Ye think a fine lot of Shake
speare?" "I do, sir," was the reply.
"An' ye think he was niair clever
than Rabbie Burns?"
"Why, there's no comparison be
"Maybe, no; but ye tell us it was
Shakespeare who wrote 'Uneasy lies
the head that wears a crown.' Now,
Rabble would never hae sio nonsense
"Nonsense, sir!" thundered the
"Aye, just nonsense. Rabbie would
hae kent fine that a king or queen
either disna ganga to bed wl' a croon
on their head. He'd hae kent they
hang it over the back o' a chair."
THE BEST TRIBUTE.
It ia reported that tha moat touchinf
acene of the reception ot the American eol
titer In Franca waa tha elsht of a number
of war orphans on tha parade route who
knelt with a prayer when ther caught
alfht ot the American colors.)
When our boya marched through Parle,
Wild waa their acclaim
Trom the men and the women of Prance,
Who crowded the atreeta and cheered till
they were hoarse,
Aa they watched men in khaki advance;
Capa were thrown In tha air, and a torrent
of flowers '
Were cast at their feet in tha way;
Tha women threw klssea, tha man grabbed
A tribute ot welcome to par.
Then audden, tha soldiers, all laughing and
Came on pathetic smail line
Ot aad little children drawn up by the aide.
To aea tha Americana fine.
No cheers uttered they, and no lowers they
Aa tha soldiers In khaki arrayed,
But aa soon aa tha Stars and Stripe they
Tha war orphans knelt down and prayed.
They prayed to thank God tor tha help
that had come
' To fire hope to their desolate Uvea.
To aava their dear land and restore there
To tight tor babea, mothers and wives;
They prayed Cod to bless and protect these
Who came over the sea to their aid;
And tha hushed aoidters passed with a
As tha war orphans knelt down and
.,, prayed. . .
7 iT A
About the Lutherans.
Omaha, July 16. To the Editor of
The Bee: The recent charge made by
our State Council of Defense has
drawn fire. The writer was raised
a Lutheran and at one time was quite
active as layman and well acquainted
with and "close" to many prominent
clergymen in one large branch of that
church. He believes himself reason
ably well informed.
The unfortunate divisions of the
Lutheran church in the United States
into a great many larger and smaller
general bodies and the local dissen
sions and antagonisms which are the
outgrowth of these many divisions are
most regrettable. There is no more
doubt about the loyalty of such Luth
eran representatives as Rev. Luther
M. Kuhns and countless others than
there is about President Wilson him
self. There is no doubt in the writ
er's mind about the absolute loyalty
of at least 99 per cent of all the clergy
and laity in either the "general coun
cil" or "general synod" division of
that church. There probably is no
doubt about the "Ohio synod" or
"Iowa synod," both of which are
smaller "general" bodies with adher
ents In other states. There is no doubt
about any of the general Scandinavian
bodies. If disloyalty exists in any in
fluential places or considerable number
among Lutherans (which it docs, but
I do not know to what extent), it
will be found largely, perhaps wholly,
in a very large general body which is
so exclusively German that until within
a comparatively few years the English
language was not permitted to be used
either in Its church services or Sun
day schools. As far as I know that
synod has no "English-speaking" con
gregations now, but has permitted
English to a very limited extent in re
cent years. Yet by no means would
I charge its clergy generally with be
ing pro-German. In a certain delight
ful little city in this state within 100
miles of Omaha the German-Lutheran
pastor, a member of that very synod,
is as "loyal", as. any man, while the
German Congregational pastor in the
very same town is, as I am assured on
the very best of authority, radically
As to our own Omaha case that of
Dr. Baltzly I believe that he has al
ways meant to be sincerely and hon
estly loyal, but, like many excellent
clergymen I have known, his view
point on matters outside of his pas
toral work may be very limited and
easily influenced by members of his
church council. It is a fact well known
that one of Dr. Baltzly's church coun
cil is a leading and quite active mem
ber of the German alliance and also
a leading and most active member of
Kountze Memorial church. In the
opinion of the writer he is more blam-
able than his pastor, the latter having
simply "fallen ' a victim to unwise in
There is no more disloyalty among
Lutherans in the United States than
among the members of any other
church; the cases of disloyalty are
individual cases and the church con
nection is incidental; but I do believe
that in the "exclusive German synod'
indicated will be found a larger num
ber of serious cases than in all the bal
ance of the Lutheran churches, com
bined. I am reliably informed that
one of the most prominent clergymen
in this state belonsrlnsr to that synod
has for a liberal money consideration
attached his name to a lot of articles
published in church papers which, it
is believed, were at least in part writ
ten by pro-German politicians and not
by himself, though no doubt in sym
pathy with the sentiments, and there
by confused and no doubt very wrong
fully Influenced the minds of many-
laymen in that synod in our own state,
who, reading only church papers and
newspapers printed in the German lan
guage, count statements under the rev
erend gentleman's signature to be en
titled to almost the same credit as
"holy writ" and who without influence
of that kind might have been and may
really intend to be loyal Americans.
tution and in every public office should
be sumarily dismissed. Let them not
smite the hand that feecs tnem. And
this should hold true with persons in
any government service throughout
the whole country. The public can
rely upon the statement of the coun
cil for it has told only a smalt part ot
.h.i it ,,M toll It shmild force dis-
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mi!iii fmm aprvlce and start uroe-
cutions against those who are disloyal
.o our government. 11 me soou wm &
of the defense council go on.
ERNEST 1 lKt,J-AAU.
Gives Hough Another Guess.
Osrallala. Neb.. July 14. To the Edi
tor of Th Kf: I note in the letter
box in The Bee of this date, comments
of Warren Hough on my letter or re
cent date. "Early Iowa Reminiscence."
I may have gotten the name of the
hotel wrong. At all events it was the
leading hotel in Council Bluffs.
The name ot the town was not cres
cent City and Brother Hough has an
other guess. The flies of the Omaha
or Council Bluffs papers ougnt to snow
if this is a pipe dream. I left Omaha
and fttrra went ahotlt .Time 20 of that
year, 1867, and the occurence hap-
enea berore l leit. it may nave oeen
the last week in May, but my impres
sion is that it was in June.
EDWIN M. SEAKLE.
Urges Council to Aotion.
Omaha, July 14. To the Editor of
The Bee: The Nebraska State Council
of Defense rendered good servloe to
the nation and the public in callng at
tention to the persons and organiza
tions who have been fostering trea
son and near treason against our coun
try. Let such persons remember that
even into the next generation their
friends and neighbors will remember
them as "copperheads." Their own
words and actions have desitrnated
them as such. Many who have led
us to believe them disloyal are now
loudly proclaiming their loyalty and
trying to prove it by citing what some
one else has done for the country.
Some try to hide behind their an
cestors of a hundred years ago. It
would be more discreet for them not
to try to drag their worthy ancestors
of fifty or a hundred years ago down
with their disloyalty of this generation
The contrast Is better for the ancestors
than the comparison.
Disloyal persons in every state Insti
Saving on Soldier Transportation.
Monroe, Neb.; July 14. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: We are advised by
the government officials, newspapers,
etc., to save, even to using the bacon
rinds, thereby saving food.
Now why don t the different depart
ment heads do something in the same
line? We read that the North and
South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa
boys are to be sent to New Mexico
for training before being sent to
France. Now why the. expense of
railroad fare way down there and
Fort Crook at Omaha surely would
be a good place for these nothern boys
to be trained.
The writer is only one amonu thou
sands of farmers who are getting dis
gusted with so much free (?) advice
to farmers by men who know nothing
about farming, and can see "politics"
in even handling of the army.
"That old horse seems to have a peculiar
fascination for you."
"I can't help admiring him. lie la one
of the few who have free ot cost all tha
leather they can possibly use." Washington
"They say that a man becomes morally
weaker as the day wears on; less able to
"Shouldn't wonder. Tou know it was
near Eve that Adam ate the apple. Bos
"Well. I've gotten rid of my muff," said
Stella Bonbon was Interested. '
"Do you mean you've canned ChollyT'
she Inquired. Kansas City Journal.
"There is one way In which a man is
very unlike a house."
"I know of several. But what's yours?"
"A man can be full of tire- after he is
put out." Louisville Courier-Journal.
"Tou are charging that much a pound
for tea? Gracious, but your prices are
"But, then you must remember, ma'am,
that tea ia natuarlly a steep affair."
Mrs. Knlcker As a patriotic duty we
should cat the perishable things.
Mrs. Becker Everything Is perishable
when Jack sits down at the table. Life.
Itching and Burning So Child
"My little son began breaking out
with small blisters and we thought it was
poison. We were told it was eczema.
it spread trom nis eioow
to the tips of his fingers,
itching and burning so that
he could neither sleep day
nor night. The skin was
very red and inflamed, and
his arms and fingers were
swollen twice theirnatural
size. He was very cross
'I was advised to try
Cuticura Soap and Oint
ment, and I sent for a free
sample. I bought more
and I used one cake of
Cuticura Soap and was on the second
box of Cuticura Ointment when he was
healed." (Signed) Mrs. Lottie L. Smith,
Keep your skin fresh and clear by
daily use of Cuticura Soap and Ointment.
For Free Sample Each by Return
Mail address post-card: "Cuticura,
Dept. H, Boston." Sold everywhere.
Soap 25c. Ointment 25 and 50c.
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