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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1917.
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Anna etreatatlne for the moots aubasrlbad and iwora ta by DwlM
UUUubj. Cinulatlea alaaafar. '
Suhacrlbera iaavtef tha city haul' have Tha Baa -uHed
U theae. Add rate chansed aa aftaa aa requested.
Still no one will envy Oklahoma farmers'
choice of wheat-eating company.
Come On with Your Coal Prices!
The public is naturally becoming impatient
with the continued delay of the promised gov
ernment fixing of retail coal prices.
Foe the householder this is the season when
the cajai bins need filling, and, although steady
fires are not yet required to keep warm, the chill
must frequently be taken off of the homes, espe
cially those which house invalids, aged persons or
children. For the average wage-earner the coal
bill, in this climate, is a big item in his budget
and the saving of the $2 or $3 a ton, by which the
price has been boosted in the last two years,
means a great deal more to him than the outlay
for coal by the manufacturer or the merchant,
who charges it in with other costs, whiCh he col
lects back from his customers.
So we are sure we voice the undivided senti
ment of our people correctly when we say,
"Come on with your coal prices not next month,
or next year, but right now."
Just as soon as the country grips the score
of the world series anxiety will cease and life
resume its customary war-time serenity.
: What a delightful new world this would be if
greed always got the ax m the right spot And
unselfish good will fashioned human actions!
The promised airing of the" remains of the
American Rural Credits association will serve one
good end if it puts a sign of life into blue sky
Some good sport about the city hall might
start a pool as to which arrives first the promised
municipal ice plant or the proposed municipal coal
yard.'-; '..'?."( v
Give credit where credit is due. The railroad
have a bouquet coming to them for the handsome
way they have carried the soldier boys to th
Should the Chinese and Japanese break into
the fray on the fighting fronts Europe may plume.
itself on designing the greatest cosmopolitan
graveyard m the world, y
Corper and sugar line up at the federal hitch
ing post. More fractious critters are headed in
the same direction. Still the question obtrudes
Will they stand hitched?
The national commissary department is wres
tling with the problem of feeding 2,300,000 men
Most housekeepers of the land an taking simi
lar mental exercise in a smaller way.
, Our most wanton waste of all is the waste
by preventable fires.-If America could save what
needlessly goes up in imoke each year it would
offset a good big slice of that war bill.
Colonel Roosevelt no doubt will warm the cold
feet of Missouri "patriot j.' A larger opportunity
' beckons hfm "to Oklahoma where, a deluge of
withering scorn is needed to moisten swinish
Certain congressional war taxers seem ob
. sessed with the fear that some people will garner
a package of spending money and deprive them
i of the felicity of blowing it into a "pork sand
, wich." ," , - - .-. . . .
Canada's long Parliament expired by limita
tion, but its works are yet to meet the test of pop
ular approval, The coming election of a new Par
liament promises the hottest contest in Domin
ion history. ",. '
Holland ship owners will not sell their ships
in American Waters nor employ them aatha
Allies deem bes This course guarantees the..!
aieiy 01 tne snips, tut makes dividends a ma
rine mirage. , ,
Sir Douglas Haig continues hitting the line
hard and annexes little chunks of territory with
each drive. The pace is not up to some military
speed, records, but its steadiness Insures the Teu
tons an early home run,
Liquid lire and gas comprise some of the mod
,ern conveniences which Americans take over for
the entertainment of the enemy. These things
may not ennance the pleasure of the meeting on
the other side, but Uncle Sam is touring this time
for Business only. v ' j ,
Our amiable hyphenate contemporary, the
worid-Herald, seems to think it a breach of pro
priety lor us $o print the letter of a subscriber
discontinuing his paper because of The Bee's
uncompromising Americanism. Of course, if Rev.
ir. Hammer bad sent such a "stop-my-paper"
order to the World-Herald that pink-of-propriety
sheet would not print it Never! Never! It is
to laugh! :
Kernel of Coal Case,
Miners are not a mobile body of men; they
know nothing but mining and are unaccustomed
to migrating. They get good wages for the class
of worfcr they do under normal conditions and they
deserve better wages under prevailing conditions
and the cpst of living. The coal operators are
making fabulous fortunes from their product and
are seeking every way possible to divert atten
tion to the dealers and to also have it appear that
prices are high because labor is scarce. As a
matter of fact, there is no particular scarcity of
labor in the mines, gauged by the ordinary em
ployment of such. , As the demand has increased
by reason of the increased industrial uses of coal
and shipments abroad, there has come about in
creased demand for labor. But this does not ac
count for the high prices for coal, nor should It
create a condition of scarcity of fuel.
The kernel of the coal case lies in the rapacity
of the operators, precisely as always has been the
case. Restriction pf output" in order to inflate
prices is the age-old method that is now being re
sorted toby men whose patriotism rises no higher
than their pockets. The people are told there
il ample coal in the mines. And the people know
there is abundant coal out of the mines also. But
the policy of deliberate restriction, buttressed by
outright lies as to scarcity of labor, accounts for
the aituation. , And the coal dictator, Mr.' Garfield
may well b apprehensive of popular outbursts'
against this condition. Let the government as
sume full responsibility and accept no deceiving
excuses, but gy to work and itself sell the avail
able coal and mine coal for the people if the opera
tori continue their extortions
BernstorfTt Amazing Activity.
Secretary Lansing has just made public an
other count in the long indictment against the
German government for its persistent and iniqui
tous meddling with the home affairs of our gov;
ernment Newest disclosures show Count von
Bernstorff, suave and affable gentleman and pol
ished and experienced diplomat, in his other role
of plotter against the peace and neutrality of the
government that had received and trusted hiin.
It appears,- according to messages held by the
State department, that Bernstorff not only di
rected the work carried on by Boy-Ed and Von
Fapen, but that he also connived at the exertion of
ulterior influence on congress to direct the vote
of that body against war with Germany when
the U-boat terror was unloosed. , .
Bernstorff has earned the high esteem placed
upon htm by the kaiser, to whose service he dc
voted himself so whole-heartedly, but he also
shows to what depths of infamy a man must sink
to secure that esteem. German diplomacy is
surely being stripped of its pretense at state
craft and stands before the world in its true
colors, that of organized and unscrupulous espion
age, to which no obligation of accepted hospital
ity or disinterested friendship laid a, bar.
Most important of the present business of the
government is to deal with the organization 'on
which Bernstorff depended to shape the vote in
congress. Its power for harm may not be ende3
and it will be acting in self-defense to expose it
so completely that it cannot work in the dark.
Members of congress susceptible to such influ
ence are pretty well self-identified and the go
betweens ought also to be shown up. - ;
Red Cross Call for Workers
By Frederic J. HasHn
Omaha Swedes True Blue. .
The passage by Omaha Swedes of resolution's
pledging their loyalty to the United States is ttq
more than was to have been expected. It is grati
fying, however, to be reassured that these men
realize their sole obligation to the country of their
adoption and hold themselves ready to give its
government cheerful support. Little danger ex
ists of a break between the United States and
Sweden. Relations between the countries have
been cordial for many years and will, so con
tinue. It is generally believed tjie Swedish gov
ernment has not in the present war always re
flected the sentiment of the Swedish people. A
change In personnel of the cabinet may bring a
decided -change in external policy as well. "The
Swedes ar a peace-loving people, but they are
capable of.high-grade military service, as is shown
by the. part they have played in history. Ditti- h
culties that beset neutral nations receive empha
sis by the latest exposure of German intrigue and
none have been subjected to greater abuse in this
regard than, Sweden. We have no reason, to
think tliat the Swedes do hot resent the oppres
sion or that they will not defnd themselves
against stronger aggression1.
Washington, Sept 19. The Red Cross is in
need of social workers. It has pledged its word
to turn every soldier's family over to him intact
at the end of the war, so far as such a thing is
humanly possible, and the word of the Red Cross
has never yet been broken. But neither has the
Red Cross ever before attempted such an ambi
When you are the guardian of a family you
must know all its circumstances all its secret
trials, ambitions, ideals and skeletons. You must
be prepared to look after its health; education and
recreation. If little Joe has adenoids you must
persuade his mother to have them removed; if
Martha shows talent for drawing she must be
sent to the orooer school and if Harold is wav.
wara you must investigate his associates. All
these things the Red Cross must know concern
ing every soldier's family, in order to safeguard
it, hence the urgent call for social workers.
The term "social worker" these days refers
to an entirely different sort of an individual from
the social worker of a few vears sato. Fermerlv
such work was performed by amateurs. Now
sociology is a profession taught in all the large
colleges and practiced usually bv nemnna ctill
young, having a healthy interest in life and an in
teresting future before them. It is the trained
social worker whose services the Red Cross re
quires in looking after soldiers' families.
In order to obtain a sufficient number of
trained volunteer workers the organization has
arranged to conduct institutes for home service
in connection with schools and colleges through
out the country in co-operation with the various
local chapters of the Red Cross. Extension courses
in sociology will also be sent to those who are
interested. "Membership in the institutes," says
the head of the department of civilian relief, "will
oe unwed to twenty-hve in order to insure ade
quate personal attention for each pupil. The
courses of instruction, which will be held in every
large city in the country, will last six weeks and
include lectures as well as practical field work."
Right in tbe Spotlight. x
Abdul Hamid II. who reigned for
more than thirty-twa years as sultan
of Turkey, until deposed In 1909. to
day reaches hia seventy-fifth birthday
anniversary, having been born 6n Sep
tember 32, 184J. He waa the thirty
fourth sovereign, in male deseent, of
the house of Othman, founder of the
Ottoman empire, who began his rule
in theyear 1299. Abdul Hamid suc
ceeded to the throne on the deposi
tion of hie elder brother. Sultan Murad
v, in mi. During hia long reign his i to And, for themselvea "that the holy
Olson Clings to Po.iU.on.
Omaha, Sept. 29. To the Editor of
The Bee: To the letter from Walter
Johnson in your issue of the 15th I
wish to make the following reply:
He says that I "discussed the im
possibilities of Christian Science" in
my letter appearing the Uth. Where
he got that idea I fall to understand.
He suggests to readers of The Bee
name became a synonym for cruelty
and duplicity throughout the civilised
world. In the early pat of 1909 he
lost his throne as a result of the suc
cessful revolution led by the young
Turks and his brother, Mohammed
V was named as his successor. For
the last eight years the deposed sultan
has been kept a virtual prisoner,
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Roumania was fully mobilized to
enter the war.
French Chamber, of Deputies voted
11,767.600,000 war credits.
French war office announced 58,800
German prisoners captured in battles
at the Somme between July 1 and Sep
In Onutha Thirty Years Ago Today.
The Omaha Methodist preachers'
meeting was opened at the First Meth
odist church, Rev. Di. J. B. Maxfleld
presiding. The following officers were
elected: Rev. J. W. Phelps, presi
dent; Rev. T. M. House, vice president;
Rev. Alfred M. Henry, secretary, and
Rev. peorge M. Brown, treasurer.
Thomas F. McNamara, the butcher
at 714 North Sixteenth, received an
ugly bite in the calf of his left leg
by a cross Newfoundland dog be
longing to William Dahlman, proprie
scriptures do not teach that God is
i controlled toy principles." .To my mind
i the Bible abounds with evidences that
Ood is governed by principles, but I
will refer to only two, viz.: ',lke a
father pitieth his children so the Lord
pltleth them that fear him" (David).
"Come and let us reason together,
saith the Lord" (Isaiah), I also wish
to call attention to some statements
of Mrs. Eddy regarding Ood and man.
For instance, "Divine mind is the only
cause or principle of existence."-Note
that she calls Qod principle. "Man Is
deathless, spiritual; he co-exlste with
God." "We know no more of man as
the true divine image and likeness
lor or the New York restaurant. 711
North Sixteenth. After the wound was
ureoaeu juciMnniara got out nls re
Oklahoma Farmers Hunting Trouble.
If reports from Oklahoma are true farmers of
that region, blessed among democrats, are again
hunting rouble. While the Nonpartisan league
spouters at St. Paul are declaiming against "sold
patriots" these Oklahomans have gone in for
profiteering in a way that must arouse the indig
nation of every citizen not actually engaged. ' .
feeding wheat to hogs because it is cheaoer
than corn is bad in theory and practice. Wheat
is needed for bread and the call of. hungry men
and women certainly should be heard above the
grunt of the swine. In this case rights of pri
vate ownership are superseded by public need.
Fat hogs are not so urgently required but they
can wait a few days till the new corn croi is
available for feed. . . ';" ' .
The attitude and actions of these men are
most unpatriotic, They are seeking a selfish end,
that of sordid gam, when all over the Country
others are practicing self-enforced economy and
in every way submitting to the regulations laid
down by the government to aid the nation in its
great emergency. Only a few years ago the gov
ernment gave tq. thesemen generous slices of
the public domain, on which they have orosDered.
Their present course is a miserable requittal for
favors shown them in the name of all the people.
These selfish and short-sighted individuals will
find that the government not only -has a claim
upon them and on all they hold under it, but also
has a way of enforcing that claim, t ' ,
Notable Engineering Feat Accomplished.
The great railway bridge over the St Law
rence at Quebec is finally a fact and now awaits
only the arrangement of a few finishing touches
before going to the uses for which it is Planned.
This has been one of the most notable of man's
contests against nature. Great difficulties have
hye been overcome only after ingenuity and in
vention, aided by, science and research, have
striven for) fifty years. , Two disastrous defeats,
Sue to miscalculations of some kind, checked the
effort but tha task, never was abandoned. Crum
pled and twisted steel sunk in the river, repre
senting millions in money and many precious days
of labor, served onlyas a greater spur to deter
mination and now the huge structure snana the
mighty river, a triumph of man's skill and daring.
t is another step ahead in the path of progress
over great physical obstacles.; This bridge will
aitntllifv n4 fkAitit., ,! . . .
........ iavuiai, luiiiiuuuifauon ana trans
port and make it easier for more people "to live
n the world. And, most of all at this moment.
it serves, just as did the completion of the treat
canal at Marseilles, to sustain faltering humanity
with he proof that constructive effort and Cul
tural development has not halted in the presence
of the Stupendous destruction of the war. Man
kind s course is yet unchanged, but rather stimu
lated, by the conflict. C
If there was ever a misleading statement that
called for correction, it is that representing Uni
versity of Nebraska attendance this year to have
dropped off 52 per cent on account of the war
in fact "misleading" hardly expresses it when
the official figures show a shrinkage of only 20 !
per cent. The retraction is overdue. ; f
There are two Invariable rules in social service
work. The first is to get as much information as
possible from the individual applying for help in
the first interview; the second is to supplement
that information with details secured from other
sources public records, schools, churches, em
ployers, previous address, social agencies and rel
atives. "Both as a source of helpfulness and as
a means of interpreting a family's character and
needs, relatives are important," is the advice of
the Red Cross home service department. "Fre
quently alkjhe plans for a family's welfare depend
upoiv the relatives, their peculiarities, their
strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, when
one has come to know a family's kinship one
has enlarged in--measure one's acquaintance
with the family itself. Relatives, indeed, frequently
explain their kindred."
Among the questions the home service worker
must ask herself are: Is the mother, who is now
the head of the family, buying the rightkind
of food? Is she or are the children b need of
medical attention? Is shex working longer than
the number of hours prescribed by law? Are
the children, getting the proper schooling? Or
have the wrong vocations been chosen for them?
Perhaps one of the oldr srirls is dissatisfied with
her job. - Why? Does the family tret the nee-
cssary amount of recreation? Sometimes the only
trouble with a family will be its loneliness. "It
is not merely the work I have to do." said a
woman whose husband had died, "it is not merely
that I have to be responsible alone for the care
of the children, but there is nobody who comes
nome at nigiit."
Here is the case of Mrs. Finnecan. wtin hue.
band enlisted in the British armv. but there mav
be many Mr, Finnegans in the American army
before the war is over. Mrs. Finnegan appeared
at a social bureau one afternoon to apply for
i tm. uei iiusuituu, sue shiu, naa sauea lor ling
land to enlist.
The social worker asked Mrs. Finnetran to sit
down and soon they were engaged in a confi
dential convrrxatinn fra Fimii-nn ia vftN,"n-
ing that her husband had been a street car con
ductor and that the company owed him $15; that
they owed the grocer $30 and that Mr. Finnegan
had been intoxicated when he left for England.
Upon calling at the FinnegaL home the social
worker found things much as she expected. There
were four children, none of whom looked strong,
the youngest being extremely pale and delicate.
Mrs. Finnegan, however, was making , cheerful
plans to support them and herself by obtaining
work at a publishing house where she had been
employed before she was married.
In this case the social worker dealt 'with
merely obvious problems.. She did not have to
search for clues. , Her first duty was to see that
the rent was paid and that the family haeffood.
She must go to the British consulate and apply
for a pension for the family. She must try io
ootam the money which the street car company
owed Mr, Finnegan. She must look up Mr. Fmne
gan's record. And his family? Would they be
friandly toward his wife, now that he was gone,
or would they accuse her of having driven him to
enlist and thus add to her unhappiness? She
must also interview -the neighbors in the last
place where the .innegans had lived.
All these things the social worker did. After .
many negotiations the street car company paid
the $15, the British government paid the pension
and Mr. Finnegan's people, who sincerely sympa
thized with his wife, agreed to do all they Could
for her. The children Were put under the care
ot a noctor ana arrangements were made lor Baltimore flfty-eJKht years ago today.
Mrs. rinncgan to stay at home and nurse her John Fore limes, recently promoted
juuiiKcsi sou iiisicau 01 going 10 worn in ine " ranis 01 captain in tne united
publishing house. Moreover, in her investiga
tions among former neighbors the social worker
found an old friend of Mrs. Finnegan's, who had
become estranged through gossip, but who im
mediately went to see her when she heard of
her troubled - - , -
This is what home service means. The so
cial worker who joins the Red Cross home serv
ice department must work as earnestly and as nival, for which elaborate prepara
efficiently as Mrs. Finnegan's helper did in car- tions have teen made, is to have its
inar for the families of American -lHir Fnr opening today in Kansas City, i . .
when the men come back their families must be k5;h.ar.les r,r,ancl? Phillips, the Oolum
waiting for them in lust health v anA tinr. bi University, student who was de
ous condition as they were when they left The
Red Cross has pledged itself to protect themt
with the help and co-operation of those whom the
men have gone to protect .
ant-never dying, it were impossible
for man, under the government of Gfbd,
to fall from his high estate." If W.
J. believes all that, how can he ques
tion that either God. man or the prin
ciples I had in mind when I pro
posed that "He must be impelled or
controlled," etc., are co-existing, never
had a beginning nor will ever end,
and, if so, where is there the slightest
consistency in questioning my argu
He says, "God was first and all prin
ciples are the offspring of His crea
tion." As if the principles governing
the creation came-4nto existence after
ward. Opposed to such "muddlod
thinking," J will say that matter and
principles are absolutely uncreatable,
eternal and indestructible. i
When he says, "We all know that
a certain leper came to Jesus," to my
mind he abuses the word "know," and
I wish to call his attention to the
opening words of the Apooalypse, viz.:
"The revelation of (1) Jesus Christ,
which (2) God gave unto him, to shew
unto his servants and he sent an:
signified it by his angel unto his serv
ant (4) John." If any of the writ
ings of John were extant it won't be
so bad, but we have to take the words
on confidence reposed in an unknown
number of (5) reWritersand (6) trans
one flag we must Stand for only one
language and discourage a new dollar-chasing
Babel on American eoll.
But we are unfair enough to 10,000.
090 "people who cannot read ahd write
English in this republic or do so to
a very limited extent to present them
with the worst spelling of any mod
ern language. Why scold at millions
of immigrants because they stick to
the language they know while we are
mean enough to block the path to
ours? Germany had Sense enough to
Improve its spelling and adopt the
metric system, which latter putt its
weights and measures the same as
those of Mexico and South America.
We Stand stock still and yowl at mil
lions of immigrants who have to work
so hard for a living that they don't
feel like passing years in studying our
Chinese-English puizle. The foreign
press would soon die out if the na
tive press did Its duty.
It would help matters considerably
to discharge three-fourths of the
school teachers of Omaha and other
cities who contentedly drudge on and
teafth Ens-llsh SDelling. One Carrie
Nation is worth a regiment of ordi
nary teachers. She meant business.
To help the spread or n-ngnsn it is
to be hoDed that the German colonies
in Africa and the region around Bag
dad will go to Great Britain after the
war. If It is to be also a nght between
than we know of God." "Never bortr-Qrman nd E? l'"?,w SST? k
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The L V. Jtfholas Oil Company
volver. hunted un the dnY and 1? or (5) reenters and (6) trans
him P 6 ' I lator l,d relyn the decisions ot
(?) cnurch councils. (8) translators,
(9) proofreaders and (101 nrlnters.
If, after so many tranemlsaions of the
louii Burke of the firm of M. Burke
& Sons, commission mon at South
Omaha, has left for the east, where
ne win be married to Miss Nellie H.
Reed, an accomplished young women
oi iiroonport, is. r.
A team of horses attached to a de
livery wagon belonging: to F. T. Close.
grocer, corner Saunders and Hamil
ton, became frightened at a dog with
a tin pan tied to his tail dashing un
der their heels, bringing up only when
the delivery wagon had been smashed
into kindling wood.
W. B. Wyman has gone to Chicago
to meet nis wire, who is returning
from a trip east.
Dr. 8. R, Fatton, who for the last
five years has been located at Fre
mont in the practice of dentistry, has
removea to ums,na and opened an of-
nce in tne Kamge building.
This Day In History.
1770 Delegates from the towns and
districts of Massachusetts met in Fa
neull hall to consider the grievance of
1780Benedict Arnold met Andre
ana arranged to betray West Point.
1837 Joseph Smith claimed to have
received tne "Book of Mormon."
1835 Prince Leopold of Hohonznl.
lern, whose nomination for king of
Spain caused the Franco-Prussian war,
oorn. uiea in weriin June 8, 1905.
1868 -Lincoln's emancipation proc
lamation nrst issued.
1892 Centennial of the first renuh.
lie was celebrated throughout France.
1905 Charles T. O'Ferrall, thirty-
nimn governor ot Virginia, died in
Kicnmona. Born in Frederick couhty,
Virginia, October 21, 1840.
1914 British cruisers Abouktr,
Cressy and Hogue sunk by German
suDmarine, wan loss of nearly 1,500
1915 Bulgaria ordered the mobili
zation of its entire jyrjny.
The Day Wo Celebrate.
Dr. John C. Davis, physician and
surgeon, was born September 22, 1855,
at Bridegton, N. J. He came to Omaha
In 1878 and has practiced medicine
uere continuously since tnen.
P. S. Bolen is 75 vears old torts v.
Be was born In Denmark and came to
umana fifty years ago.
Major General Hugh L. Scott, eWef
oi starr ot tne united states army, who
has now reached the age for statu
tory retirement born at Danvl)le, Ky.,
sixty-tour years ago today, t
Rear Admiral Henry D. Wilson.-IT.
S. N.t born in New Jersey forty-one
years ago toaay.
Eleanof Hallowell Abbott, micros.
ful novelist, born at Cambridge, Mass.,
forty-ftve years ago today.
Andre Tardieu, who is serving as
French high commissioner to "the
united states, born in Paris forty-one
years ago toaay,
Brigadier General Charles H. Lhih
helmer, adjutant and inspector of the
unitea states marine corps, born in
States navy, born in Kentucky forty-
BeYBa years ago toaay.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
Major General Hugh L. Scott, chief
ox swn: oi tne 'united states army, to
day reaches the age for statutory re
Old Glory week," a patriotic car-
message from the Mtiat Hich Wnifr-r
.... : . i
jonnson wishes to insist that he knows,
an rignt; out tor my part, unluss sup
ported by reason, logic or history, I
will prefer to say, "I don't know."
Wants Spelling Made Easy.
Omnha, Sept. 20. To the Editor of
Tfie Bee: About a coupl of years
ago an inquirer asked what the prospects-were
for a' universal language.
wr. LarKin answered In your columns
and said this was ona of the most Im
portant Questions-before the civilized
world. He went somewhat too far. j
probably, in saying that "millions of
wireless stations would soon be
erected and that a business language
would thus be forced on the ftps. There
will not likely be so many, but there
will he enough to bear him nut in his
conclusion that the cost of interpret
ers and codes would soon become in
Our Teutonic, friends have of late
years put forth their claims as world
welders and they want their language
adopted as a means of helping along
tne gooa worn nut. urimtn, thett
great authority, said that German will
have to shake off many a weakness
before It can hope to enter the lists
against English, which is .-wall fitted
to be the universal language. And
Max Mueller wrote lhat by the year
2076 about 1,800,000,000 neonle. or
more thai, the world now holds, would
be'speaklng English. , ,
Both these authorities said that the
bftd spelling is the obstacle that keeps
English back, aithoutfhUt is spreading
fast. Grimm said thatMt is needless
to manufacture languages like Vola
puk and Esperanto, for a world lan
guage now exists, and tHIs la English.
Mr. Roosevelt strikes the right tone
When he says that as w have only
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M Is My Ideal .
?rwJ f or preserving, purl
rZfi yn8 beautifying
Hands and Hair
A )rl Especially when preceded
W W yby touches of CuticuraOint
Jyy Hient to, pimples, redness, '
V5aV roughness and dandruff.
Iff l For MBple aaeh free by malt ad.
7 I VV tnaa poM.eard: "Cutlcura.
ft N .1 Oapt. 160, Boatoa." Sola!
I 1 111 througHout Us world. Soap 25c
Jf Ointment 25 and 50c.
Bee Want-Ads Produce
Tha Hation's 'Telephone Needs
Must be Met First
Since the beginning of the '
war, the government has
been using a great deal of
telephone service, and equip
ment and many of our skilled
men have gone Into the army
signal corps. v
:" Government re
quirements for tele
. , Phone, service,, for
. ., quipment and for
men hats had th
(-. right-of-way over all
. We can perform mt full measure of -service
to the nation only when we meet
the government's needs first for tele- .
phone Service, for equipment and for
.men.- r - ,j .
NEBRASKA TELEPHONE GO.
A German Balance Sheet
-From tha Outlook-
fhree years ago Germany began this war for
the conquest of middle 'Europe. - What has it
gained? Vhat has this gain cost it?
It gaihed by its arms the territories of Bel
gium, Luxemburg, Serbia, a small but rich sec
tion pi northern France and parts of Lithuania,
Poland and Roumania, a total of a little less than
204,000 square miles.
It has lost: '
Except tor an insignificant corner in southern
Africa all its colonies, more than 1,000,000 square
miles. . - - 0 . i
Practically all its shipping not" bottled up in
Bremen and Hamburg, a loss estimated in tonnage
aS 3,600,000. .
Of the flower of its youth more than 2,000,000.
In cash nearly $2O,0UO,000,OOO to be added to
its national debt ,
Before the war, though unpopular as a people,
Germany was honored among all nations for its
intellectual scholarship and its industrial efficiency.
It has lost irretrievably this respect and won in
its place the mingled hatred and contempt of the
civilized world. Scarcely a considerable neutral
nation is left except those whose safety compels
tncir neutrality. . N
No one thinks Germany Can retain its gains.
No one imagines that it can recover its losses.
It is not strange that some of the German people
are seriously discussing among themselves the
Mllt.,irM ...U.tllAa at - . . . . I . ,L
tmauun ninuici u ,a uuv nine iw iiianer-. mcir
prived of his citizenship and sentenced
to pay a line of $500 and serve one day
in jau oecauss or. nis anti-conscription
conspiracy, is to be married in New
xora today to Eleanor Wilson Far,kr,
a Barnard college student who was
acquitted of the same charge, .
Stofyette of the Day.
An Irishman employed in & large
factory had taken a day Off without
permission and seemed likely to lose
his job in consequence. When asked
by his foreman the next day why he
naa not turned up tne day before ha
replied: ' .
"I was so ill, sir, that I could not
come to work to save me life."
"How was it then, Pat that I saw
you pass the factory on your bicycle
during the morning 7" asked the fore
man. Pat was slightly taken back, then,
regaining his presence of mind, ha re
plied: . .
"Sure, sir, that must have been
when 1 was going for the doetor.'
DOING OUR BIT.
Thara irbe rttaatUaa 4a,
Thtra'U Im wheatk-aa dajra,
. Thara ll ba daya of Cornbread and fj-j
Thara'lk ba roaatlaas daya.
Thera'U ba toastleaa daya.
Bat wt mUa tha day without fia.
Elti and baeonlcas daya,
Cooklaa and caka-on-teaa daya,
Daya with no nut made of dough;
Thera'U be breadltaa daya, -
Thera'U be ftd-leae daya.
And daya with perbapa no potato.
There"!!, be buylea daya, 4"
Thrll ba fryleaa daya,-.
But eur "bit" we are willing U da;
Tohave tearlesa daya, . -And
to have fcarleaa daya,
And help V. S. put thta war throuth.
Omaha. BELL VIEW.
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office, or slsewhtre when you begin to tits or feel ths
need of something refreshing, drink
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fjess. Quenches the thirst. Ths snappy tang and delicious
flavor always satisfy. ' , ..." - '
- STORZ Is nourishing. Stimulates the appetite at meal-
S?jt''BSl?bJ-i.Vd e?J?W; with, the food. ,
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you prefer ths darker drink, Ssk for STORZ Bock. ,
Phone tae ! deliver a ease at your home. -v
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