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JTHE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: SEPTEMBER' v, 1317
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Air guns are popping from the Loup to Salt
creek. Dig in.
A few public jobs now and then makes all
political patriots kin.
Coming down the home stretch King Corn
looms up bigger than ever.
Corn, the best ever price the highest everl
Don't you "wish you were a corn belt farmer?
Before enacting new ordinances regulating
automobile traffic, why not enforce those we have?
Unless the signs are misread, the Edgar How
ard senatorial boom is almost ready for launching.
A 4 per cent Liberty loan with Uncle Sam
back of it constitutes a fine bond of interest for
Former Czar Nicholas occupies a fourtecn
room apartment, rent free. A royal touch to
high living. ' 1
Say not farewell. Adieu will do. In some
form or other John Barleycorn carries a come
back in stock. '
Owing to the mounting cost of silk, fashion
oracles say skirts must be cut shorter. Now look
out for a boom in smoked glasses.
Looks as if our valiant State Council of De
fense had nothing left to do but to choose sides
and fight it out among themselves. ,
Modesty and self-restraint mark the esti
mates of damages set forth in the libel suits of
Chicago's mayor. In an era of billions asking for
a mere million auggests a marked down suit.
The federal income tax, during the last fiscal
year, drew from Nebraska corporations and in
dividuals $1,148,326.89. ' The fraction ,of the dollar
implies a bargain counter total beside the coming
war touch. ; , - '
An army of 150,000 men employed in the con
struction of cantonment buildings drove home
93,000,000 nails. This is a foretaste of what the
temporary occupants will do when they get their
hand in "over there." '
Nebraska's quota of the federal road appro
priation is almost $320,000, . and - this must be
doubled out of the state and local funds. That
much money honestly and sensibly expended
should make a start for good roads. It is up to
us to see to it that it is not wasted or stolen.
There is only one satisfactory solution of
the garbage problem in large cities and that is for
the municipality to do the work of collection and
disposal itself. The Bee has for many years ad
vocated this practical plan for Omaha. We will
come to it eventually and then wonder why it
was not done before.
. Agricultural . prosperity spread over the
south as completely as. in the north. Taking the
grain crops and cotton together at war prices the
land of Dixie figures on pulling down about $4,
000,000,000, and enough over to sweeten corn pone
and 'possum on frosty mornings. Beside the
richness of nature a flock of army training
camps spreads butter on both sides.
One court after another emphasizes the lesson
that the first of civic duties in war time is
obedience to law. The circuit court at Spring
field, 111., refused writs of habeas corpus in the
cases of strikers who attacked National Guards
men called out to preserve the peace. The court
ruled that assailants of militamen are subject to
military law and must be tried by military courts.
Learning to Spend Money.
One result of this war, as to which there will
be no cavil, is the change made in the attitude of
the people and of their representatives towards
the spending of money. Our lawmakers have
had their vocabulary raised from terms of mil
lions to terms of billions and bonds are being
floated and appropriations are being made in as
tonishing and awe-inspiring figures. No doubt
some money is being wasted, as it is sure to be
in new enterprises put through by forced pres
sure and excessive speed, but they have to be
done in a big way1 to meet the demands of the
emergency. We are at war and the great para
mount object is attaining the victory in the short
est possible time and spending money to .do this
is conserving money in the finality.
The lesson we are learning cannot and must
not stop with the war expenditure, which is ex
penditure for destruction, but later must be uti
lized in wise expenditure for construction. The
only public project we have put through in this
country on a truly big scale has been the Panama
canal This has shown us what we can do, yet
there are other needs from which we have shrunk
because of the cost and still others that will
shortly develop. Would the people of this coun
try stand for a billion-dollar appropriation for
good roads or for investing a billion dollars in
waterway improvements or for a billion dollars '
in modern harbors or a billion dollars for the re
organization and re-equipment of the postal sys
tem? Not yet perhaps but eventually they will.
This great country of ours is only beginning to
realize its own colossal strength and resources
and to complete self-confidence. When the
United States fully comes to itself there will be
no bounds to its possible achievements.
Great Annual Race Now On.
The world may take its eyes off the firing line
for a little while and watch a race between Old
King Corn and Jack Frost. The stake is three
and a quarter billions of dollars, probably the
biggest purse ever hung up for a speed event.
One group of estimators says twenty days are
required, another puts it as low as ten, but all
agree that the time is limited in which the safety
of the greatest corn crop the world ever knew is
to be assured. In Nebraska ten days is asked,
and this is promised by the weather bureau, which
has prognosticated a week of warmer weather.
Under normal conditions, this should be extended
for at least three weeks longer, but uneasiness as
to the outcome will not be allayed until the fact
is accomplished, and 220,000,000 bushels of corn,
each bushel a potential dollar or more to the
farmer, hang ripened from the stalks. Even if
this race between the crop and the weather be
an annually recurring event, it never loses its
interest and this year the stakes are uncom
monly large. "
What Boys Can Do. .
America tapped an unexpected reservoir of
wealth when it appealed to the boys of the nation
to aid in warding off a threatened shortage of
food.. From Washington comes the story of how
the Boy Seouts there were given a tract of land
in a , recovered park along the Potomac, and
among other crops had produced 135 acres of the
finest corn ever harvested in that region. Chicago
comes along with an account of 6,000 bushels of
potatoes harvested by another band of boys from
a forty-five acre tract, and in both these instances
the crops mentioned are only a portion of the
total added to the food supply by the industrious
youth. These are but two of many similar cases.
Here in. Omaha Boy Scouts and other lads have
given much of their vacation time attending to
truck patches in their home yards or elsewhere,
and with the result that an unmeasured quantity
of eatable stuff was raised where only weeds and
waste had been. ; .
Added to all the material wealth thus created
must be the greater value in the way of better
boya, by reason of the healthy and .desirable
growth of mind and body incident to thijjt out-of
door and useful employment Stronger muscles
steadier nerves, and clearer minds must follow on
the summer's occupation, and an understanding
of things such as only comes from getting closer
' to nature. The boys of America have proven
themselves one of the country's best assets, and
give fine promise for the future because of the
quality they have shown. Those of us who are
passing on need give ourselves little worry with
such as these coming up to assume the burdens
and responsibilities cf American manhood.
Five Months of Preparation. , '
When imperial Germany eight months ago
repudiated its pledge and defied the United States
to uphold its rights the war lords chortled at the
idea of the republic waking up and becoming a
factor in the fight. Submarine frightfulness
would starve England and bring peace in six
months. "PoufI" exclaimed the saber rattlers,
"what can America do?"
America has done much since the April day
when the president and congress accepted the
issue of battle forced by Germany. The country
pulled itself . together with astonishing speed.
Lethargy gave place to energy and unity. Action
succeeded hesitation and latent national power
responded to the trumpet call of outraged honor.
What has been accomplished, in five months is
but the beginning, yet in .the aggregate sums tip
an inspiring record. '
In all branches of the national service there
are approximately 1,000,000 men under arms, all
volunteers, one-half of the number enlisting since
the war began. Another half a million are as
sembling at sixteen cantonments comprising
24,000 buildings erected by an army of 150,000
workmen in three months. We have placed the
advance guard of the American army somewhere
in France, and the navy, stripped for action, ac
tively co-operates with allied fleets in the chase
for submarines. So much for the visible fighting
force ready or preparing for the fray. Equally
expressive of energized power are the working
unity of the forces of transportation, fuel supplies
and food, the concentration of shipping interests
and the embargo on goods which formerly
reached a convenient back door of the enemy.
Supplementing these is the potential power of
money the vast financial resources of the country
thrown into the scales of battle at a critical hour:
The great, lumbering giant of the west, hating
war, but jealous of . its honor, moves forward
steadily and firmly, gaining in strength every
hot!r. as its mighty forces grip the new lines of
national service. Those who forced an unwilling
giant into war are doomed to pay the price and
mourn their folly. '
To Regulate Use Rather Than Prices.
Herbert Hoover explains his extraordinary
power as comprehending regulation of use rather
than of prices of food and fuel. This may prove
disappointing to some who had looked to the new
law as intended to afford some relief from in
flated prices. The effect of the Hoover plan will
be to do away with waste, something easily ac
complished so far as household use of the ma
terial is concerned. Its operation extends to the
distribution of supplies, which will be especially
of value in the matter of perishable articles, much
of which are damaged or destroyed in transit
Economies will be effected through better hand
ling of foods on their way to the table, and in
turn this should show a reflex in favor of the
buyer. Mr. Hoover also expects to' so manage
the affairs of his department that no community
will suffer from a shortage and none will have
an over supply. Removal of the speculative ele
ment from traffic in controled articles, the aboli
tion of hoarding and other condemned practices,
is relied upon to adjust prices. Manipulation has
been the most dangerous and objectionable fac
tor in the problem of prices in the United States,
and is not to be immediately eradicated. Much
progress has been made, though, and experience
with the new plan may bring improvement in
time, but little hope is seen for an early lowering
of the price level.
No one familiar with Chicago will doubt the
charge that Mayor Thompson misrepresents the
patriotic spirit of the city. , The same charge
holds against Congressman Mason. 'Both rep
resent the spume of a political tidal wave. A host
of volunteers, thousands of guardsmen and the
assembling quota in the new national army truly
represent the spirit of the state of Lincoln and
its chief city. . ".'.K'V'-'" ,
By Victor Roaewater
"A7aSHINGTON in war time is a congested
" " mass of confused people crowding one an
other, but seemingly getting nowhere. Folks are
constantly coming and going and hotels are so
packed and jammed that you are made to feel
that a special favor is being extended to you in
taking you in at all. Having been unexpectedly
summoned and arriving without a' reservation,
and had to stand in line to take my turn at regis
tering and accept placidly the polite answer of
the clerk, "Nothing now but we'll try to take
care of you during the day." For securing as
signment to a room, the day is indefinite, but by
"doubling up" with a fellow newspaper publisher
in the same fix, I was finally located.
With the throngs of strangers looking after
one sort of business or another, filling hotels to
overflowing, a similar situation confronts the res
taurants, boarding houses and apartment build
ings. Thousands of new government clerks are
crowding into every available nook and cranny
and not only are available rooming places all
occupied to capacity, but landlords and rental
agents are boosting prices all along the line. A
friend of mine who has a small living apartment
in one of the newer buildings told me he had
offers nearly every day to take it off his hands
at a nice round profit. In many of the restau
rants patrons have to wait around at meal hours
for tables to be vacated first before they can se
cure seats. In the barber shops, telephone booths,
public offices, it is the same. I wasted an hour
and a half trying in vain on three different oc
casions to talk over the 'phone to Baltimore,
because the wires were all busy and engaged for
some time ahead.
The Nebraska 1917 state fair tops all attend
ance and exhibit . records. There is a reason
Nebraska is setting a pace in population, growth
and material prosperity and is still a-going. -
At the White House the senators are on duty
all the time. I did not notice the suffragist pick
ets this time. The War department is still bar
ricaded at every entrance and passes demanded
of every one who wants to enter. Visitors have
to secure special cards of admission. Workmen
employed on building repairs must have, them
selves identified, according to posted lists of
names of persons vouched for by their employers.
Latest of all is a new official order just issued
requiring photographic verification for all regular
passholders as follows:
"Passes without the photograph of the
holder will not be honored after Wednesday,
September 5, 1917. The photographic passes
required must be in duplicate, of a size approx
imately two and three-quarter inches by four
and one-quarter inches, blank with the excep
tion of the right hand upper corner, in which
should appear the photograph of the holder, of
a size approximately one inch by one and one
quarter inches (the head itself must be not less
than one-half inch in width). Practically any
photographer will furnish the required cards.
"F. A. Schutz (613 Fourteenth street), who
has the contract for photographing employes
of the department located in this building, will
be in the south court yard of the State, War
and Navy department building on Tuesday aft
ernoon, September 28, 1917, from 1:15 p. m.,
to 2 p. m. (and from 1 p. m. to 1:30 p. m., on
every Tuesday thereafter). He is informed as
to what is required, and will protograph all
who apply at that time and place. He is not
equipped, however, to take such photographs
in his studio. If you have your photograph
taken by him you should apply at his place of
business on or after the following Friday,
identify and secure your finished photographs
from him. These should be then brought to
room 148, State, War and Navy department
building, where the applicant will be requested
to fill out the required application for the is
suance of the photographic pass.
"All nonphotographic passes will be taken
up by the guards after September 5, 1917."
To an outsider this may appear to come pretty
close to military autocracy, but it is common
sense m time of war when the government would
be criminally negligent in running needless risks.
Getting out of Washington these days is even
harder than staying there. My roommate to
whom I have referred wanted to run over to
New York, but was unable to get a sleeping car
berth, upper or lower, on any train going out that
night and as a consequence had to remain over
and travel on a day train. I bought a through
ticket on the Pennsylvania road, stopping' off at
Baltimore Saturday intending to resume the trip
Monday, only to discover that I could not reserve
a berth two days ahead on any of the trains on
that line and I had to send the ticket in for re
demption and buy another on the Baltimore &
Ohio. I considered myself lucky to pick up the
last remaining lower for the following Monday.
It was my very good fortune to witness the
reception in the senate of the special Japanese
war mission and heard the speech of weclome and
the response. The significant note of the Japa
nese spokesman was that Japan was in this war
to avenge no grievance of its own, but like us,
for liberty and democracy and because to Japan
a solemn treaty is not a scrap of paper. In other
words, while scrupulously fulfilling its obligations
to other nations, the Japanese will insist "on other
nations observing their treaty obligations to
them. . ' ' ' . '
General Crowder, who has so many Omaha
admirers and who always has a warm spot for
Omaha, is receiving well earned encomiums on
the magnificent work he has accomplished in
executing the new selective draft law. The gen
ml tntrl mA that he considered his soecial task
well toward completion since possible future calls
under the draft would be almost automatic repe
tition of the first and that he expects to go back
to his duties as judge advocate general. "It is
just forty years today that my military service
began," he said, "with my entrance at West
Point" Forty years is a good long time, but who
in our army has had as much of real achieve
ment to show for it? "
; Wacritnorfnn ia elatr! to M rlrv November 1
and is passig through the same preparatory
stages that umana aid oeiore iasi way. onop
early" signs are in plentiful evidence and are
plainly being heeded. The Army and Navy club
has. anticipated and already shut down its bar.
Maryland has some nearby wet spots, though, that
expect to furnish relief for the district.
I People and Events ..
ASMllIaUllU J Ilia wibuj 0 5Vn " .. --
ket in New York. Jim has crossed the Styx and
none of his few heirs care to become a walking
jewelry store. The collection includes 1,200 dia
monds and is valued at $750,000. . .
A close corporation of auto thieves in Chicago
has gone into bankruptcy owing to police inter,
ference with business. Among the visible assets
are fifty stolen cars and quite a stock of fixings,
which the police, as official receivers, will dis
Another man anchored at St Louis subscribes
to the theory that one may get too much of a
good thing. Having accumulated three wives at
as many way stations, he realizes what's what,
especially as two of the deserted women secured
a legal grip on his liberty.
Flashes of grim humor enliven the toil of
exemption boards now and then. Isador Levinsky
of New York applied for exemption on the ground
that he was employed in making swagger sticks
for the use of army officers, and -that his work
was a patriotic one. The excuse didn't work and
Levinsky must swagger to the ranks. '
How far may a lawyer go in advocating de
fiance of law outside the courts and maintain his
... v iA . n etui fctttnn ? Thf Minnesota Bar
siauuiiig 11 wi. - . i i 1, J
association seeks the answer and has called to
the mat one Albert Pfaender, an attorney ot wew
in-. Df.aljr'e ritTini rnntist nf sneakinOr ttt
anti-draft meetings, presumably asserting that the
conscription law is unconsiiiuuonai aim oi"
One Year Ago Today In the War.
New Canadian S 100,000,000 war loan
was announced. - 1
French continued their offensive at
Verdun by capturing several , German
trenches before Douaumont
On the Somme front the British cap
tured the whole of Ginchy village after
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
Rena Strang is doing some very
pretty work in painting drapery at
Mrs. Mumaugh's studio.
Miss Nannie Clayton, 116 Virginia
avenue, who left for a western trip,
was presented by Rev. Dr. Foy of the
Christian church, in behalf of loving
church friends, with a gold watch and
A number of Park avenue Presbyte
rians mysteriously congregated at the
home of William E. Gratton on upper
Harney where the pastor, Rev. J. A.
Henderson stepped forward and with
a few well chosen remarks, presented
Mr. Gratton with a fine ebony baton.
Mr. G. promptly regained conscious
ness and thanked all for the token of
Miss Coburn entertained the follow
ing young people at her home: Misses
Lynn Curtis, Grace Heffley, Opal
Touzalin. Grace Hlmebaugh, Daisy
Doane, Emily Wakeley, Edith Cran
dell, Ida Bols; Messrs. Harry McCor
mlck, Harry Moores, Hicks, Cook,
Keller and McCann.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lowe gave a very
pleasant party in honor of Miss Edith
Wolf Cohen, a young merchant of
Omaha, was married to Miss Annie
Cohn of Toronto, Canada, at Metro
politan hall by Rabbi Benson.
Miss Jennie Wallace has left for
Northampton, Mass., where she will
This Day in History.
17.1 Edmund Pendleton, the father
of Virginia's declaration of inde
pendence, born in Caroline cCounty.
Virginia. Died at Richmond, October
1814 tA small American force un
der Captain McGlassin made a bold
attack on the British near Plattsburg.
i860 Famous compromise bill was
passed admitting California to the
union as a free state.
1863 Federals under General Rose-
crans took up strategic positions in
the mountains around Chattanooga.
1864 Generals Sherman and Hood
entered a truce for ten days, for the
removal of non-combatants from At
1867 Luxemburg was evacuated by
the Prussian garrison in accordance
with the terms of the London convention.
1899 The court-martial at Rennes,
France, declared Captain Dreyfus
1913 Fifteen people drowned in the
wreck of a Zeppelin airship which met
a hurricane and sank off Heligoland.
1914 Emperor William protested
to President Wilson against the use of
dum-dum bullets by the allies.
1915 President Wilson demanded
the recall of Dr. Dumba, the Austro
Hungarian ambassador at Washington.
AROUND THE WORLD.
The Day We Celebrate.
Mary H. Austin, well known
novelist who recently resigned from
the Womans Peace party, born at
Carllnvllle, 111., forty-nine years ago
Congressman Edward W. Pou of
North Carolina, chairman of the house
rules committee, born at Tuskegee,
Ala., fifty-four years ago today.-
Victor F. Lawson, well known Chi
cago newspaper publisher, born in
Chicago, sixty-seven years ago today.
Marguerite Snow, one of the most
noted of photoplay acrtresses, born at
Savannah, Ga., twenty-nve years ago
Dr. James H. Kirkland, chancellor
of Vanderbllt, university,- born at
Spartanburg, 8. C, fifty-eight years
Frank Lt. Chance, former well
known major league baseball manager,
born atFresno, Cal., forty years ago
Storyette of the Day. .
The latest batch of recruits were giv
ing their sergeant an unbelievable
amount of trouble. He was an old sol
dier of thirty years' experience, and
the poor attempts of his new squad to
understand the mysteries of army drill
nearly drove him frantic.
At last in desperation he caned tne
men to stand at ease, as he wished to
tell them a little story. It was this:
When I was a tiny boy," he said.
"I had a box of wooden soldiers. One
day I lost them nad cried bitterly.
They-told me not to worry, as they'd
turn up some day, and now, to tmnk
that after forty years, I've Just found
the little devils." London Chronicle.
Senator Simmons was discussing the
proposed war tax on automobile owners.
"Making war taxes," he said, "isn't
pleasant work. It puts one in the
position of the facetious minister.
"A facetious minister at Ocean
Grove took a little girl on his knee
" 'I don't love you, Nellie.'
"All the ladies on the breeze-swept
veranda laughed, but little Nellie
frowned and said: . '
"'You've got to love me. You've
got to.' '
"'Got to? How so?' laughed the
" 'Because,' said Nellie stoutly,
you've got to love them that hate
you and I hate you, goodness
knows!' "Washington Star.
HERE AND .THERE.
Four worVins partiea that are building a
railroad aerate Auatralia keep in touch with
one another by wireleta telegraphy.
Amonf the lateet aanltary appliancetfor
publlo eating placet ia a spoon pretted iron
paper that can be thrown away after using.
A bachelor all hie life and a tuicide at 65,
Harry Frott of Elyria, O.. left hit entire
eitate -of 120,000 to the old ladiet' home in
hit town. . r -
During the flve-year period ending in 1914
Georgia eurfaced 6,364 mllei of ita roadt.
Thit it at the rate of more than four milei a
working day. .
- Beeaute Ruitia hat forbidden the export
of atpen wood, largely uted by them, Swed
ith match manufacturer! have decided to re
duce the aixe of their matchei.
Although the city of Panama it a eoamo
politan place, virtually every race being rep
resented in itt 60,000 inhabitanta, there are
no beggari except a few blind men. '
At a recent test of an aeroplane engine
mounted on an automobile body the propel
lera developed power auffieient to drive the
car at a tpeed of fortyvmilea an hour.
The PottofSce department, in the interest
of economy., hat directed postmaatere
throughout the eountry to urge the public
to use pottage atampt of the denomination!
required and not to use two 1-cent ttampt
instead of a Z-cent etarap.
The American consular agent at Penang,
Straita Settlements, reports that at a retult
of astlttanee rendered by that office, ordere
have been given American firm ainc the
Brit of thit year amounting to approximate
ly $31,000, the . principal itema being ice
making machinery, crude oil engine, kero
sene lampt, typewriter and ammonia .
Portland stands apart and on a high peak
in war tpirit. Enough patriot volunteered
for tervice to fill the city" Quota and di
pente with conscription in that section of
Minneapolia auto dealers propose to raise
$100,000 additional to enlarge the warehouse
of the Industrial' association to house the
1918 automobile show. This will make the
total investment $250,000.
Over In Chicago milk producers and dis
tributor held social confab, and imme
diately after word slipped areund that a
price lift wat due in October. They're all
doing it and charging it to the war.
Street accident in New York City during
August totaled sixty-six dead, thirty-four
of them children under 14 years. Autos
scored forty-one, trolley thirteen and
wagon twelve. Effort to check the slaugh
ter are fruitless so far.
St Louis lend out a warning to house
keeper to beware of (windier who operate
under the guise ot food eonservationalists.
Scoret of St. Louis housekeepers have lost
various quantities of their preserves, taken
away by bogus "survey agents" for "chem
: Salt Lake City's total tax levy for the new
municipal year ia J0.S9 mill on each $100
valuation, an increase of 2.39 mill over last
year. Included ia a 5.94 mill levy for the
schools, which will raise $1,405,000 from all
aourees, including- $25,000 from the state
for high ichools.
Health it wealth: ill health a spendthrift
That truth it underscored once more by the
health department of Chicago. Latt year
the department report! that tearlet fever
cott $2,170,439 1 diphtheria $4,635,895 and
measles $856,688. Thit it a waste of
million due to laxity in obterving health
Unlett the city or merchant! come acrott
half the lampi on the great white way of
St. Joe will go out of buainess. The con
tract with the ttreet car company for tup
plying the light expired July 1. No one
volunteered to pay aubsequent bills and the
company talks of pulling the switch on the
glims in the retail district
Kansas City merchant got .together on
Labor day and agreed to continue the sum
mer hour schedule during the fall and win
ter months. Stores will open at 8:30 and
close at 5:80, inaugurating an eight-hour
day for the help. The list of nonreturnable
articles was increased, deliveries reduced
and a charge of 15 cents for special de
liveries agreed to.
. Thirty-five aliens lined up in the district
court at Sioux City last Tuesday for nat
uralization papert and were tent home
empty handed. Most of the applicants were
subjects of enemy countries. The court de
clined to act because the question of grant
ing citizenthip to enemy alient it before
the state tupreme court. When the high
court tpeaks lower courts will act accord
ingly. OUT OF THE ORDINARY.
Farlneili, an eighteenth century singer,
could sing 800 notes in one breath.
For tourists" convenience an English firm
is eompresting tea into blockt that resemble
The case it reported from Petrograd of
eleven bricklayers on a nonwar job who
earned in one week over $215 each.
The Cafe Florian, opened in Venice in
1615. and still in existence, is the oldest
public coffee-house in Europe.
The badger ia an animal -particularly
feared by the superstitious Japanese. It
is believed to have power tn annoy people,
and to be able to turn into a priest at wilt
It is said on good authority that the ex
ezar of Russian still has on deposit in tha
Bank of England $35,000,000, placed there
years ago in provision for the rainy day
which now has come.
An orchestra of disabled soldiers, pome of
them with only a stump of a leg, a con
ductor who has to wave his baton with hit
left hand, is the pride of one of the great
military hospitals near London.
Many great wars in history have resulted
from trivial causes. The emptying of
bucket on the head of a Milanese started
a civil war in Italy, and borrowing tobacco
pipe and failing to return it eauted a lengthy
war between rival races in the Pamirs and
Forty years ago, when Samuel Faweett't
paper mill at Cornwall-on-Hudson closed
down, Fawcett assured his employes that
they would get their back pay some time.
The other day hi son appeared with a list
of the former employes, and paid to them
and their heirs the entire sum, with interest
for the forty years.
At Beauvala cathedral there it a clock
which ia composed of 92,000 separate pieces,
having fifty-two dial plates. This clock
gives the time in the big capital of the world
as well as the local hour, the day of the
week and month, the rising and setting of
the sun, the phases of the moon and tides,
as wtll as considerable other information.
"Why did they manage to get Bullitt ou
of thalSautomoblle club?"
"Because every time he was arrested fu:
n..ilinr h altriittftri tip was COln? JUSt ni
fast as the cop charged." Baltimore Amer-
Friend Do you ever hare any trouble
with your patrons?
Hotel Proprietor Very seldom. Occa
sionally, however, one of the guests forgets
he I stopping at a hotel and behaves aa if
he were Visiting in a private house.--Ltfe.
"I don't like this poem to your girt." .
"Ivory brow Is a dubious compliment."
"Honored by all the poets of antiquity.'
"I know.' But that was before the tern
bonehead came in." Louisville Courier
"The kaiser's credit lt certainly good."
"Why, whenever he wants an advance
he promptly receives a check." Puck.
"Tour brother ha the earache."
"It serves him right," answered the small
boy's Bister. "Teacher has told him time
and time again he ought not to play the
piar.o by ear." Washington Star.
MQUMriiAUCt Vtltt A ttRl OF
mS tiPE?- 1 VMS IrltfOtWCB)
TO HER fV5 A HMMlte itfW
SHE CALLED ME A FOOL',
VNHN TOE WWW? 1
"I understand that Blnk has become
an efficiency expert."
"Ia that so? Now he will be able to
teach everybody to do everything he can't
do himself." Philadelphia Ledger.
"Is your new hired man any Improve
ment over the old one, Ezry?"
"Yes, I b'lieve he Is," replied honest
Farmer Hornbeak. "He don't get in my
way quite as much." Judge.
She (perkily) Tou men haven't a
monopoly of courage. For my part I'm not
afraid of anything that wear shoe leather.
He Nonsense) Why, I saw you tha
other day scared of a tiny mouse.
She Well er a mouse doesn't wear
shoe leather. Boston Transcript.
Edith Dicky, dear, your office ia la
State street, Isn't lt?
Dicky Tes, why?
Edith That's what I told papa. Re mad
such a funny mistake about you yesterday.
He said he'd been looking you up la Brad
street. Boston Transcript.
ALONG THE HIGHWAY.
There's a street that's knows at Kindness
And lt stretches far away.
O'er the hills Into the meadows
Of a wondrous, joyful day.
It la said ita pavement aparkles
Like a shining, brilliant gold;
Blocks ot happiness are laid there
By a hand of love, I'm told.
So whene'er my heart la weary.
In my thoughts I fondly stray
Through the street that's known as KlndV
To the meadows far away.
When I meet a battered trawler
On the great wlfle road of Ufa,
Loaded down with car and sorrow.
Showing signs of wear and strife.
'Tls a duty, not a pleasure.
Just to guide tus steps to wnere
Blocks of happiness will greet him
With welcome rich and rare
Through the pleasant lanes ot Kindness,
Far away from atn and gloom.
O'er the hills and through the meadows,
Where the flow rs of. friendship bloom.
There's enough of cheer, my brothers,
So that all may have a part.
And it helps a fellow greatly
When he's sore and sick at. heart
To be shown the street of Kindness,
With Ita pavement shining bright-
Blocks of happlneaa which glitter
In the brilliant, golden light.
And I pray that God will teach me
How to guide men there each day.
O'er the hills, Into the meadows
Of an cverlaatlng day.
Omaha. CHARLES LTNCH. JR.
There is solace for the bereaved In a
burial ceremony that it conducted ia a
beautiful, dignified manner. Whether it
is a local funeral or one from out of town,
wc art equipped to handle H la a careful,
modern manner. We offer our services.
N. P. SWANSON
Funeral Parlor. (Established IBM)
ITth and Cuming Sta. Tat Doug. 1060
Via n ted 100 Women and Girls
for packing and labeling depart
ment. Steady work, clean, daylight
work rooms. Best possible working
conditions. Call main entrance and
ask for foreman of Packing Dept.
Skinner Manufacturing Company
14th and Jackson Sts.
OUR ARMY AND NAVY
ARE BUT . THE FIRST LINE
DEFENDING OUR HOMES
FRATERNAL LIFE INSURANCE
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD
IS THE SUPPORT AND RESERVE
PROTECTING YOUR LOVED ONES
CERTIFICATES 1500 to $3,000
RATES REASONABLE, BUT ADEQUATE
Ring Douglas 4570. No Charge for Explanation.
J. T. YATES, W. A. FRASER,
Sovereign Clerk.. Sovereign Commander.
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Waelillf ton, D. C
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