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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: AUGUST 19. 1917.
The Omaha Bee
DAILY (MORNING) EVENING-SUNDAY
FOUNDED BY EDWARD ROSEWATER -
VICTOR ROSEWATER. EDITOR
THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. PROPRIETOR.
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la them. Address changed aa eft an aa requested.
Portugal, loo. filed
nothing to show fdr it.
a fat war bill and has
Uncle Sam will be in on all the peace moves,
but not as a mere spectator.
Rest assured, boys, the home-coming will be
more of gala event than the departure.
For one day at least the four leaders of base
ball haberdashery adjusted a novel four-in-hand
The publisher who gets out a map locating
'Somewhere in France" will sell 'em like hot
The boys cheered and laughed as they moved
oil to Deming. Blessed be that spirit and may it
As both sides to the labor controversy profess
a patriotic spir.it, a get-together demonstration
might prove it.
The bulging figured columns of the speculative
blackboards now take on the "lean and hungry
look" of Cassius.
Our Nebraska State Council of Defense is
a busy body and it can shoot as many paper
bullets as any of thetn.
, Nebraska's conscript quota goes .to Kansas
instead of to Iowa for training. Another instance
of disregarding "the natural channel of trade."
Winnipeg follows the markets of this country
in prohibiting trading in wheat futures. Tis
makes the vote for spot cash fairly unanimous.
Former Senator Kern was a man of some
ability, but he will be remembered chiefly as one
of the many tails to the numerous Bryan kites.
Affairs in Spain are reported normal. Merely
some riots, labor strikes and military shootings
emphasize the customary serenity of the country.
Any of our back yard gardeners keeping
books on their investment? It it .because they
don't know how? Or is it because they don't
Nebraska's first contingent of the grand army
is fortunate in its assignment to Fort Riley. Fort
Riley is one of the best equipped posts in the
Slowly but aurely the country makes progress
in marshaling it forces for the final grand push,
Foolish flouter of America's power in the war
are doomed to a stunning surprise,
"We must stand together and fight it through,"
says Mr. Bryan. "There are only two sides to
a war every American must be on the side ot
the United States." Right you are there, this
time and eternally!
The noted Gaelic scholar and propagandist of
Tcutonism, Dr. ,Kuno Meyer, tells the folks at
home that the world hates Germany and that he
cannot explain why. Of course not. Explana
tions are dangerous at home.'
Farmers of the northwest decline to sell their
grain for prices offered and mills are closing down
in consequence. Coal producers act on the same
principle. The multitude in between might take
an hour off for solemn thinking.
Our wonderfully enterprising hyphenated con
temporary also "scooped" all the Chicago morn
ing paper Reason: Other newspapers observe
their Associated Press obligations, while the
Omaha hyphenated regards its own, pledge Just
like "a scrap of paper" only to be violated.
No Backfire on Our Soldier Boys.
Ourl is the country of personal liberty and
free Speech and we are in . this war not
only to protect our own hard-won rights, but to
assert the right of liberty and democracy to de
velop in other lands. To fight against autocracy
abroad while setting a new autocracy at home
would, we will all admit, be intolerable and in
defensible. The United States must and will re
main a country of liberty, freedom of speech,
freedom of religion, freedom of preSs, a country
setting the highest example to all other nations
inspired by democratic ideals and aspiring to the
enjoyment of democratic institutions.
But there are limits where liberty must stop
short of license for the very safety of a democ
racy. With our soldier boys fighting our battles
and the battles of humanity in the blood-soaked
fields of Europe, they must not only be supported
from home with all the needed equipment, sup
plies and other resources, but also protected
against fire in the rear. If," for example, the I.
W. W. activities go to the extent of hampering
or blocking the essential work of manufacturing
and transporting the things whose lack might in
terfere with the success of the soldiers in the
trenches abroad, then it is high time for the au
thorities to take drastic measures. No fault is
to be found with well-meant criticism of the gov
ernment, pointing out mistakes, telling truths
though unpalatable, for the purpose of strength
ening our position and avoiding pitfalls, but put
ting obstacles in the way of recruiting, inciting
draft riots or encouraging slacking, obstructing
the effective prosecution of the war to the aid and
comfort and benefit of the common enemy is not
to be palliated for a moment
It may be necessary, though it ought not to be,
to wait till more of our American boys are ex
posed to deadly fire, to make the home people
realize this thoroughly. All history, however,
proves that the enemy in the rear is more dan
gerous than the enemy in the front the risks
and sacrifices dared by the men on the firing line
call at least for the reinforcement by us of an
undivided Americanism in the zones of safety on
this side of the water.
Work Worth While.
Though peace should come overnight, the
young men who have come back from the officers'
reserve corps training camps with the shoulder
strap trophies and those also who were unsuc
cessful in securing commissions, have had an ex
perience that they can scarcely overvalue. They
have been taught the priceless lesson of work
worth while. They have been put where nothing
counted but their own efforts and their own in
dustry and intelligence. They have had indelibly
seared into them the realization that neither
wealth nor ancestry make brains or courage or
character or any of the bacis elements essential
to success in the real battle of life,
Work worth while, these boys will tell you,
has a reward of satisfaction which no other work
can give. To rise at daybreak and be strenuously
engaged till after sundown conduces to the sleep
that refreshes and reinvigorates. To go through
course of study, even touching only the high
spots, in a few weeks that military academy
ludents take four and five years to acquire, is a
test of quality and equality that only -the; elect
and select can match up with. The enduring part
of it is the self-confidence gained, the apprecia
tion .of the undeniable sequence of success fol
lowing perseverance rather than knowledge that
the same application to other pursuits will bring
results commensurate win the outlay of effort.
But work worth while waits all of us in abund
ance wherever we may be. The lesson of the
boy in the training camps should not be lost on
those who are not eligible .or who are not ad
mitted. Work worth while brings its full com
pensation by whomsoever performed and it is
the only pleasure, for that matter, that is com
The Auto and the Railroad.
When the automobile first proved out its prac
ticality for comfortable touring, lots of railroad
men had many sleepless nights, worrying as to
, the effect upon passenger travel. The automobile
has now become an established institution, ac
- cepted as a matter of fact, but the apprehension
and fears of what it would do to railroad earnings
has subsided. From the financial side it could be
readily demonstrated that freight charges for the
transportation of material to the automobile fac
tories, and of the finish products and accessories
from the factories to the distribution points, more
than offset any possible loss .in passenger travel,
It now appears that the effect of the automo
bile on the passenger trains may be measured
from another viewpoint1. While overnight travel
and longer journeys still go to the railroads by
preference more than ever, and the traveling
habit is growing, the short distances are covered
almost wholly by automobile, and the strictly Iocs
passenger service, which, for the business it does,
is the most costly of all and has come to be mere
ly insurance on bad weather or bad roads, and the
question is now presented as to how far the rail
' roads must furnish this insurance as part of their
. duty to the public. Curtailment of local train
service, which would mean money saved to the
railroad, is sure to revoke protest from towns
and territories served. We see that some of the
roads are preparing to try out this plan of
economy, and if it succeeds we will hve the
anomaly of the tailroads admitting an objection
to the automobile for relieving them of traffic,
to retain which they were formerly ready to fight
to the finish
The Tolf of Carelessness.
Conservation and prevention of waste rivals
the war cry in gripping public attention. War
tself being essentially waste of life and prop
erty, the magnitude of its maw enforces economy
all other directions. Hence the urgent de
mands for economy in food, greater care in the
preservation of food staples and prevention of
waste in the the kitchen. Bringing home to the
people needed lessons in food economy mate-
rially advances public health and individual profit.
Unfortunately while the pe6ple respond to ap
peals in this direction, carelessness in another
direction burns up the money value of the sav
ing. Preventable fires destroy practically as
much property as food economy conserves.
During the past seven months statistics gath
ered by the New York Journal sof Commerce
show fire losses in the United States and Canada
aggregating the record sum of $169,000,000. In
the same period last year losses totaled $148,
000,000 and in 1915 only $101,000,000. Two years
ago the full force of the campaign for fire pre
vention impressed itself hi comparatively low fire
losses, the total for the year being but slightly
above the record of seven months past.
Much of this loss is due to high pressure in in
dustries producing 'war supplies, and not a little
of it to .malicious firebuggery. Even more de
ferable is the life loss entailed. The National
ire Protective association estimates that about
9,000 persons are killed every year in the United
States "as a result of conflagrations or burns
The tribute exacted by carelessness does not
fall On the victims wholly nor on the insurance
companies. The victims pass the loss to the in
surance companies and the latter spread it over
the whole insured territory. Every fire premium
carries a proposition of the losses and touches
every insured property. Self-interest alone should
stimulate a revival of protective methods to check
the swelling volume of fire waste.
By Vktor Rosewater
OF. THE former Senator John W. Kern,
who has just died, I saw quite a little during
the campaign of 1908, when he ran for vice
president on the same ticket as Mr. Bryan, and
was in and out of Chicago, which was headquar
ters for both sides of the campaign management.
Mr. Kern's chief commendation for the place was
his indefatigable loyalty to Mr. Bryan, dating
back to the free silver campaign, which was the
test of regularity invariably applied by his chief.
Mr. Kern's personality was pleasing and gracious
regardless of political opposition. I happened to
know from my last talk with him before the
election that he harbored little expectation of
winning out, and, unless he later changed his
attitude, I am sure he suffered nowhere near the
disappointment that Mr. Bryan did. Meeting him
more than once after the political "unpleasant
ness," he was as cordial and more so than during
the campaign. '
Last week T made reference to John T. Bell's
new booklet of Omaha reminiscences, in which I
find several other pieces of particularly pertinent
recollections. Referring to another old Bee man,
he has this to say:
"One of the most 'unusual' men ever con
nected with the Omaha press was John H.
Pierce. He traveled for The Bee and as he
journeyed he talked and talked and talked. But
lie sent in bunches of names (accompanied by
the cash) to be added to the paper's subscrip
tion list. One Fourth of July he proposed to
start to the recently discovered Black Hills
gold mines from the Omaha fair grounds via
balloon. A big crowd assembled to see him
off, but it was found that the quality of gas,
made for the purpose on the grounds, was too
heavv to permit of the balloon rising. The next
day it was filled with gas down town, supplied
by the gas company, and an ascension was made
for a short distance, and thus the affair ended.
Another feat, more successful, attempted by
Pierce was to walk across Farnam street from
the Grand Central hotel on a tight rope. For
some years Pierce has been living in Oakland,
Cal., where he is a justice of the peace, and the
last I knew of him he. had an office near the
court house, where marriage licenses are issued,
and, to catch the trade in that line, he displayed
a large sign announcing that he would perform
marriage ceremonies at half the current rates."
By way of confirmation I can say that I heard
from Mr. Pierce not so many months ago and
that from plans proposed in his letter he must
have been just as unbitious as in the olden days.
The present movement to reinaugurate in
Omaha an era of street grading lends interest,
too, to this account of some early transformations
of our hills and hollows:
, "It is difficult to realize that an immense
amount of , work was done to bring Farnam
street to its present grade in the business part
of town. At the northeast corner of Farnam
and Eighteenth stood a substantial brick house
-the home of Governor Saunders. The site is
now covered by the city hall. Here two cuts
were made to a total depth of thirty-eight feet.
The court house site was a hill and on the Far
vnam street side of the block a cut of thirty feet
"Three hundred feet west of Twentieth
street on Farnam telegraph poles were used by
City Engineer Andy Rosewater to mark the
proposed fill, and property owners affected were
up in arms against this radical change in grade.
However, when they saw the resulting increase
in real estate values in that vicinity after the
work was completed, they had no further com
plaint to make.
"Sixteenth street property owners south of
Farnam were also filled with consternation
when City Engineer Rosewater turned his at
tentions in that direction. Just south of Jones
street a cut of forty-one feet was made; be
tween Howard and Jackson there was a cut of
twenty-one feet, and between Harney and How
ard the cut was twenty-two feet. All of this
portion of South Sixteenth was devoted to resi
dence purposes, the houses, as a rule, were
small and the property was owned principally
by people of small means. In many in
stances the improvement of the street by the
extreme change of grade worked a hardship on
the property owners and a considerable per
centage of them appeated to the district court
from the award made to them by the Board of
I may add that what grading on a large scale
involves is only known to those who witnessed
these earlier operations.
' His Catholic majesty, the late Emperor Franz
Joseph, paid precious little attention to Pius X
when he begged for and urged peace during the
critical days of midsummer, 1914. Both pleader
and heedless ruler are no more, but the act which
turned Europe into a slaughter house and ago
nized the world continues to wreak vengeance on
The midsummer vmelon cut by the Burlington
people has few equals in the railroad crop. An
extra dividend of 10 per cent with the regular
quarterly of 2 per cent radiates sweetness along
the line and some over. Jim Hill knew a good
thing when he annexed the Burlington to his
String. " '
To say that Turkey borrowed from the Teu
tons its seal for booty and destruction is to do
injustice to native talent Both lines of business
are rooted habits with the Turks and long prac
tice puts their efficiency above suspicion. That
they plan to make Palestine a desert for the ad
vancing allies merely gives rein to racial instinct
People and Events
War industries and jobs seeking hands place
the stamp of approval on the overall garment for
workingwomen. Another one of man's exclusive
symbols of toil becomes a tasty fixture on the
"Smoke up, boysl" is the pulsing motto of an
organization of New York women which plans to
cheer the boys at the front with pipes and to
bacco. Boosters of this brand of cheer, if so in
clined, may pick a hero any old time.
Back in Kenosha, Wis., Miss Nell McLaugh
lin stopped in town long enough to disarrange an
inquest over herself. A coroners jury solemnly
sitting on the case of a drowned woman was quite
convinced that Miss McLaughlin was a goner,
but Nell assured the jurymen they had another
The famous award of $225,000 secured by Miss
Honora May O'Brien against Barney Manning, a
wealthy octogenarian of New York, has been cut
in two by the state supreme court. Still a pot of
$112,500 affords a generous poultice for damaged
anections and substantially penalizes the giddy
capers of a frisky grandfather.
Illinois authorities are grappling with v mob
makers at East St. Louis. Public-spirited citizens
are rallying to the forces of law with pledges of
physical and financial support. A fund of $100,000
is to be placed at the disposal of the authorities
for the apprehension and prosecution of partici
pants in the recent massacre.
Down on the sandy shore of Coney Island a
few nights ago hungry thousands gorged them
selves with sea food in honor of the 324th birth
day anniversary of Izaak Walton, author of the
"Compleat Angler." Some of the crowd pro
fess admiration for Izaak and usually stick to
the lines of the fishing cult, but on this occasion
everybody angled with forks and fingers.
Three members of the First Pennsylvania in
fantry awaiting court-martial in the sheriff's of
fice on the seventh floor of the Philadelphia city
hall effected their escape by a daring "leap for
liberty." They dropped seven feet from a port
hole to a ledge two and a half feet wide, from
which a misstep or loss of balance would have
plunged them 160 feet into the courtyard. From
the ledge to liberty was easy.
A wave of awakened patriotism grips Minne
sota, aevcrai spots in me uopner state nave
noisily proclaimed not only indifference to na
tional policies, but distinct partiality for the
enemy, the arrest ot several hostile noise
makers checked the outburst and spurred Ameri
cans to show their colors and patriotic SDirit. A
demonstration of county delegates from all parts
ot the state at Minneapolis iett.no doubt of the
vigor of aroused Americanism in that section.
The move to muzzle curbstone oratory in New
York City springs from the recent arrest of
Cleveland Moffett for disturbing a meeting of
wind-jamming slackers. The arrest was made by
Policeman Sutting and Police Sergeant WelL Tne
police magistrate instantly discharged Moffett
and sharply reprimanded the overzealous cons,
At once things began to move. As a member of
the National Council of Defense Mr. Moffett set
in motion machinery which will make treason
oratory and backfire a rfanfferous business in pub
Proverb for the Day.
It is an 111 wind that blows nobody
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Two British light cruisers sunk by
German submarines in North Sea.
Russians broke Austro-German lines
north of Kovel and in Carpathians.
British forces in great Somme battle
completed capture of nearly all Ger
man front lines for total width of
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
A brilliant assembly gathered at the
beautiful home of Architect F., M. El
lis at Forty-third and Farnam to as
sist them in celebrating the twenty
fifth anniversary of their marriage.
The following quests were present:
Messrs. and Mesdames J. M. St John,
A. A. McFadden, W. C. Sloan, A. H.
Johnson, E. L. Lyon, J. T. Robinson,
A. R. Day, C. D. Thompson, Sutphen,
J. T. Sitz, J. Deis.", F. E. Foley, H. M.
Hess, the Misses Clara, Ella, Ruth and
Annie Day, Emma Calhoun, Dr. G. W.
Williams, Messrs. Irving J. Baxter, V.
E. Findley, J. D. McFadden, John
Woodard and Henry Overbeck.
A number of the friends of Miss
Maggie Hill tendered that young lady
a surprise party at the residence of
her parents in Council Bluffs. Among
those who attended from Omaha were
the following: Dee Patton, Will Stein
hoph, Vanderpool, Clint Allen, Harry
Donahay, Charlie Goldsmith, Annie
Dillon, Ray Smith and Kate Schall.
At the teachers' institute lectures
were given by the following: Prof.
James B. Bruner, Mrs. Jennie E. Key-
sor and Miss Mary Strong.
Elk I. W. Miner entertained a num
ber of his brother Elks at his resi
dence. Valentine Tumperth. the well known
superintendent of Metz Brothers'
brewery, has returned from a trip to
Bavaria, where he spent nine weeks
among his old-time friends.
Little Mamie Morse entertained the
following little friends at her home,
1721 Dodge: Jennie Moore, May
Burns, Helen Smith, Margaret Brown,
Maggie Hull, Lulu Dolan. Stella Fal
coner, Nina Marshall, Mabel Taylor,
May and Gertie Yates, Masters Burley
Moore, Eddie and Frankle Smith, Jay
Boyd, George Miner, Walter Miner,
Dannie Fonda, Harry Stevens, Sammy
Burns and Willie Cowin.
Thte Day In History.
1777 General Gates succeeded Gen
eral Schuyler In command of the
1812 Amenican frigate Constitution
defeated and captured the British ship
Guerrlere in great battle onj Massacnu-
1814 British landed in Chesapeake
bay and threatened Washington.
1820 Beginning of the celebrated
trial of Queen Caroline of England.
1846 United States regular troops
organized in two divisions under Gen
erals Twiggs and Worth moved against
'1878 Austrians bombarded and
captured Sarajevo, the capital of Bos
1882 Kentucky celebrated the
100th anniversary of the battle of Blue
1895 A boiler explosion in a hotel
at Denver destroyed twenty-five lives.
1914 Belgians prepared for the
evacuation of Brussels. '
1915 White Star liner Arabic tor
pedoed and sunk by German subma
rine, with loss of twenty lives.
1916 United States senate passed
workingmen's compensation bill, pro
viding disability and death allowances
for government employes.
The Day We Celebrate.
G. C. McKenzie first saw the light of
day in Omaha Just forty-one years ago
today. He is president of the Corey &
McKenzie Printing company.
Henry C. Akin was born at Spartans
burg, Pa., seventy-four years ago to
day, and came to Oniaha in 1883 as
manager for Her & Co. He later be
came manager of the Western News
paper Union and still later cashier of
the postofflce. v
Homer D. Williams, president of the
Carnegie Steel company, born at
Johnstown, Pa., fifty-four years ago
. Manuel Quezon, former Philippine
delegate to congress and now president
of the Philippine senate, born in the
province of Tayabas, P. I., thirty-nine
years ago today.
Frederick II, ruler of the duchy of
Anhalt, born in Anhalt, sixty-one years
Orville Wright, aeroplane inventor
and member of the Naval Advisory
board, born at Dayton, O., forty-six
years ago today. ,
Walter Clark, chief justice of the
fforth Carolina supreme court, born in
Halifax county, N. C, seventy-one
years ago today.
Elsie Ferguson, one of the popular
actresses of the American stage, born
in New York City, thirty-four years,
Storyette of the Day.
The late Adolphus Busch, the mil
lionaire brewer, once told, apropos of
prohibition, a story at a St. Louis ban
quet. "Two drummers." he began, "were
taken dry in a prohibition town. They
started accordingly to look for a drink.
On a corner they saw a policeman and
they decided to ask his advice.
" 'Officer,' they said, 'is it possible to
get a drink In this town?
"The officer led the two drummers
up to an imposing church. .
" 'But, surely.' they said in shocked
tones, 'we aren't going to get what we
" 'Gents said the officer, solemnly,
do you see that church?'
" 'Yes,' they answered.
" 'Well, gents,' said the officer, 'that's
the only place in this state where you
can't get It.' "Detroit Free Press.
NOTES ON INDUSTRY.
Motoreyclca nd bicyclea are becominz
popular throughout Siam.
Auatralla'a available auppliea of iron ore
are estimated at 58,000,000 tons.
Mote than 80.000 workman re killed and
500,000 are aerioualy injured each year in
The manufacture of aeroplanea In the
United States ha increased almost 109 per
cent within the last year.
Te eompresaed into blocks which resem
ble plug tobacco Is aold by an English nrm
for tha convenience of tourists.
A new bathroom acale with a dial facing
upward, to enable the person standing on
it to read bis own weight ia a recent in
Two-paasenger airplanes are now for aale
at H.00S each. It ia aaid that the manu
facturers expect to sell Z.SOO machines
within tha year.
A new device in efficiency ia clock
which, stationed at a central point in a
factory, records the time each machine in
the plant ia running.
A great deal of ingenuity has been ex
pended on the design and construction of
lunch bcxra to be stowed swat h auto
mobiles for picnic use.
AROUND THE CITIES.
Street car strikes in San Francisco and
Kansas City boosted jitney traffic to stand
ing room only.
New York university is conducting a spe
cial eourse to prepare women for vacancies
in public service departments, eaused by men
joining the colors.
Official statistics of subway traffic in
Greater New York show 2,911.200,205
passengers carried in ten years, with the
loss of only one life.
Topeka's school board contented itself
with a tax boost of only one mill on the
dollar, estimated to produce $480,000, an
increase of $22,000 over last year'a budget.
Salt Lake City promisee to go to the
mat with the street ear people on s pend
ing proposition to increase passenger fares.
The issue is up to the Public Utilities com
mission, and a lively vocal war is assured.
Chicago manifests some elation over the
promise of reduced coal cost. It is not an
exuberant variety, however, being held in
check by previous experience with promises
that failed. Real enthusiasm awaits realiza
tion. Topeka's cops scent an increase of $5 a
month in wages in the budget for 1918, just
approved. A delay of four months to the
raiae is deemed sufficient time for fortifying
the moral fibre of the men agairAt the temp
tations of wealth.
San Francisco's new plan of paying city
per diem employes twice a month, shows
unexpectedly good results. The industry of
shaving pay accounts has diminished, men
work more steadily, and the saving spirit
shows marked growth.
Alton, III., sends out a hurry call for coal,
being threatened with a famine because of
the strike of miners in the Central Illinois
field. President Wilson and Governor Low
den are urged to intervene and head off fuel
shortage, which would cause general sus
pension of industries.
For the first time since 1878 St. Louis
calls off the Veiled Prohpet ball, the parade
and incidental fall festivities this year. Man
agers of the affair say that postponement
"is the wise and prudent thing to do on
account of the vast necessities this country
will need when Americans at last realize
the full meaning of the war to the United
OUT OF THE ORDINARY.
The pearl ia the only gem that does not
require the lapidary's art to bring out its
In Alaska fish are caught by means of a
wheel which works with the current of the
Since the outbreak of the war the per
sonnel of the British navy has increased from
146,000 to 350,000.
The oasis is a distinctly African institu
tion, and every oasis in the African desert ia
the work of mother nature's kind and loving
Among the modem Egyptians girls gener
ally marry when 12 or 11 years of age; at
18 they are regarded "unmarriageabe" and
Sparrows build thedr nests in the eave
troughs, causing the gutters to overflow, the
water gouging out valleys in the lawn. They
also build their nests behind window blinds.
The manufacture of toya for British chil
dren is to be encouraged as a Canadian in
dustry. A collection of the toys most in
demand in England will be sent to Canada
One of the most- curious exhibits at a
recent exposition at Knoxville, Tenn., was
a building constructed entirely of Tennessee-Kentucky
domestic black coal, put to
gether with black cement.
The year 191S is said to have taxed min
eral resourcea in the United States to a
greater extent than ever before.
With care there is timber enough in the
United States to last 444 years, according
to -a government expert.
Twenty-five years ago 1,200 reindeer were
taken from Lapland to Alaska for the use of
the Eskimos there. The number has now
reached 70,000, and is still increasing. The
reindeer are used for food, clothing and
Judge Tou must tell the truth and noth
ing but the truth.
Witness Tes, your honor. I understana
I'll have to tell the truth; that's tha reaaon
I've brought a lawyer wltn me. xonxere
The Lieutenant May I write yon a letter
from "somewhere In France?"
The Girl I'd much rather have your let
ter come from "aomewhera in Germany."
"Edward said he waa going to take the
baby upstairs to have a game with It. But
listen to It! What kind of a game could he
"To Judge by the nolae It ! making, I
should say It waa a baw'. game." Baltlmoru
They had lost their way in their new
and expensive car.
"There's a sign, dear. Are we on the
right road?" .
With his flashlight he read, "To the Poor
"Yes," he answered. "We're on the right
road and we didn't know it." Christian
i am Mwwk m AVIATOR -
SHALL VJE QO FOR
XKStfr MATTER -"PROP IM
HfcS. ANtv THERE!
Mildred Women don't have ao many
enemlea as men have, do you think?
Clarence Maybe not, but the women seei
to get more pleasure out of theirs. Judge.
"Did you scream when he tried to kiss
"No. there's a poor man In the next flat
who Is very alck." Boston Transcript.
"Where's, the tape line?"
"I don't remember exactly," responded
mother. "What do you want wjth W
"I was Juji reading over the measure
ments of the Venus de Milo," explain M the
daughter with some embarrassment. J .ouU
THE BREAKING OF HABIT.
John Boyle O'Reilly.
How shall I a habit break?
As you did that habit make.
As you gathered, you must lose;
As you yielded, now refuse.
Thread by thread the strands ws twist,
Till they bind us neck and wrkt;
Thread by thread the patient hand
Must untwine ere free we stand.
As we bullded, stone by stone.
We must toll unhelped, alone
Till the wall is overthrown.
But remember, as we try,
Lighter every test gjes by:
Wading in, the stream growa deep
Toward the center's downward swep;
Backward turn, each step ashore
Shallower Is than that before.
Ah, the precious years we waste
Leveling what we raised In haste;
Doing what must be undone
Kre content or love be won.
Flrat across the gulf we cast I
Kite-borne threads, till lines are paused,
And habit builds the bridge at 4ast.
" ' "
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