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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1917.
The umaha Bee
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la tbtm. Addreae changed aa elten aa raqueetod.
Spruce up awhile for the coming of King Ak.
Keep your eye on The, Bee improving every
Also keep your eye oil Ak-Sar-Ben improving
every year. . '' :' ' ,
Still too many automobile accident's!. Slow up
and drive more carefully. .
AH things except eternity must have an end,
not excepting the war and the Villisca ax murder
trial - ' .
.The early senatorial bird may not pluck, the
worm in October, but has a cinch on a subsequent
frost. ' -" " ' .', , ' " 'J :
TTo a man , up the tree It would seem that Col6r
net Roosevelt and Senator La Follette had parted
company for good. , , , .
: After the diamond' race conies the gridiron
battle. Off with blanket on with the pigskin.
Don't be a slacker Kick in I
Yes, but how long have the details of all this
German plotting in this country, now made pub
lic;' been buried in our State department?
AJlies won a mile of ground in Flanders, while
the central powers scored six miles in Russia. The
star of victory for both sides points eastward.
The-projected aviation service from coast to
coast suggests an early revision outward of the
standard "air line" claims featuring railroad lit
erature. ' '"' '-J
Convicting bootleggers is no small job when
they are defended by partners or office, associ
ates of police magistrates and deputy county at
torneys. . ; .
Vhile King Ak-Sar-Ben sounds a war. note in
his, smooth artistic way loyal. subjects far and
near , are assured his Intentions are as peaceful
as always.- "". ' ' ;
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Some of the occupants of our county court
house are also down as "acting suspiciously" when
road paving and bridge contracts were coming up
for 'consideration. . . . . . l . ; .
Every straijger visiting Omaha has good words
for our city and. mighty, few complaints. , It is
up to u to see to it that there Is no cause for
anything but praise. ' ,.' '
, Impressive and Surtling.
The city Department of' Accounts and Fi
nances ni issued a comparative tax levy state
ment covering five years, which Omaha taxpayers
would do well to study and ponder. Taking just
the first and last columns we may draw some no
tion as to the jump taken by the tax gatherer in
this short period.
In 1914 the school board levy was 19.5 mills
and produced $665,324; for 1918 the levy is 35
mills and will produce $1,672,884.
In 1914 for the city general funds the levy was
29.19 mills and produced $1,062,475; for 1918 the
levy is 31 mills, and will produce $1,547,344.
In 1914 the water board levy was 2.75 mills,
to yield $100,096; for 1918 the levy is 3 mills and
will yield $149,742.
In 1914 the sinking fund levy was 6.88 mills,
to produce $250,422; for 1918 the levy is 9 mills
and will produce $449,228.
In 1914 there was nothing whatever for two
new levies, the bond redemption fund and the spe
cial new fire equipment fund, which appear in the
1018 levy at 2 and 1.4 mills, respectively, to yield
$99,828 for one and $69,880 for the other.
In 1914 the total school and city levies aggre
gated 58.32 mills, yielding $2,678,314; for 1918 the
combined levies are 81.4 to produce, $3,088,908
almost double the amount of five years before.
None of these figures takes Into account 'the
other or nontax sources of revenue which, with
the exception of the money paid in for liquor li
cense, has steadily increased from year to year.
This exhibit is calculated to startle and to sug
gest the question, Where are we likely to head in?
V Eliminate Live Stock Speculation.
Notice is given from the office of the food ad
ministrator that speculation in food animals is to
go along with gambling in grain. Such action has
too long been delayed. Men who are familiar with
conditions are agreed that the speculator is re
sponsible for the extreme High prices of live
stock. The world shortage is acute, but in itself
is not alone the cause for the sudden upturns in
market quotations. Speculator! have had control
at. all principal markets for many months and
have played the game wide open. Dealing always
on pqblie needs and relying on want that must
be provided for, these reckless gamblers have
not hesitated to shove prices up, knowing they
could force profits for themselves. The men who
put wheat up to above. $3 a bushel and threatened
to send it to $10 are not one whit more reprehen
sible than are those who have within a year kited
hogs from $8 to $18 and talk now of sending the
price above $20. Packers and other legitimate
buyers have been powerless in presence of the
scalper. The public has paid through the nose
that these profiteers might flourish. Elimination
of , this evil may not lower the price of meat,
but it should have the effect of ending danger
of further extortion, . '
Still the promise thattyoWbHion would empty
our jails is jiot going to prevent us from putting
tip a new police station to provide modern accom
modations for the prisoners.
Sweden aroused puts the ban on all cipher
messages sent through' its diplomatic channels.
Belated vigilance. emphasizes the annoyance of
being caught with, the goods, .i.
Greater1 economy, in the .use of sugar carries
a double spptai to those anxious to serve. Re
duced rations prolong the life bf the sweet tooth
and radiate nubbins of joy In'th dental profes
sion -;:: ' : ; ,-'
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Xol Congressman Heflin did not mention any
names 'whtn he said he knew , thirteen or four
teen members of the'two branches of the nationil
legislature who had been "acting suspiciously."
Some of the suspicious actors, however, wear
the label. ':- ' : ' ' ' ' I V ' ; . ..
Some tune mut elapse before . Count von
Bern6tOrff Can gauge the thrills distributed in the
United States by the publication of his slush fund
letters. Constantinople t is -a long way from
Washington, and mail service mighty uncertain.
However, his talent jn thafline need not gather
rust among th lurks. .
Then and Now
I, MlnnaapoUi Jonraal i
Shurowey to Save the Schools.
Land Commissioner Shumway waves his wand
over. the alkali lakes 6f the sand hilt section ol
Nebraska and from them gush forth streams of
gold to sustain our public schools. The bitter
ness of the cursed water olMarah is transmuted
into such sweetness of service that the taxpayer
Is to be relieved of 4 modicum of his burden,
while our great system for free education will
rest secure on basis of potash. In all serious
ness the plan, is more attractive and feasible by
far than some pleas that have had much greater
attention. Potash is real and exploiters of the
fields are 'reaping rich reward for their enter
prise. No good reason is known why the state
should not share in this, and why the revenue so
obtained should not increase as years go by.
Nor is it reasonable to draw t distinction be
tween school lands of the state and say that this
Shall divide between, those producing potash and
those producing grain or grasses. The Bee had
this view many years ag6 when It exposed the
operations of the corrupt ring that waa defrauding
the free schools of the state of their great en
dowment and it held the tame opinion last winter,
when it opposed the effort made in the legislature
to secure the passage of law to permit the sale
of school land now held under lease.
1 ne state s interests nave not teen properly
served in this matter of school lands and it is
high time something were done to secure the
public rights. The people should have a full
share in the wealth that comes from the school
lands, no matter what the form in which it is
. Plot and Counterplot In Russia.
Reports from Fetrograd indicate that the Rus
sians have a capacity for politics greatly exceed
ing their ability for statesmanship. The Bol-
sheviki now accuse Kerensky of conniving with
Korniloff to threaten revolt in order that the pro
letariat might' be put down and clamorously de
mand an . Inquiry.. A whirlwind of debate again
sweeps the capital and .hile the troops are dig
ging in along the Dvina the "delegates" are dis
turbing the air with fiery speeches,, "full of sound
nd fury,' signifying nothing.'' 'Plot and counter
plot are the order of the- day in Russia.. Kerensky
stil hat his work cut out for him, but appears to
be gathering whatever exists of solid quality in
Russia to his support. Winter is fast coming on
there and necessity soon will drive the extremists
frdm their idleness to effort. When the people
get back to working for themselves they will have
less of time if not of inclination to listen to the
vaporing of the visionaries and once they sober
down they will stand an excellent chance of sav
ing their full liberty.' General Winter may indeed
be the savior of the Russ. ,
r The battle"of Long Island came near being fa
tal to the revolutionary cause. Recently at the
observance 6f its one hundred and forty-first an
niversary In Brooklyn James Sullivan, director of
archives and history, Said that' before that . battle
"New York had been a hotbed of conscientious
obiectors. oacifists. slackers and tones. .. '
; It is well to bear this in mind when consider-
ins; present conditions. . Henry Adams m his his-
torv estimates that at the time of the revolution
two-thirds of the "better classes," the rich and
the educated, were opposed to the patriot cause.
Today the nonpatriots are neither numerous nor
influential ..... ; 1"
Mr. Sullivan drew s parallel between the pres
ent pest of spies and mercenary kaiserite sgents
snd the tories of the revolution. A tory was then
defined as "a thins: whose head is in Enxland.
whose body is in America snd whose neck ought
to be trftcRed.": . i-.
Traitors and copperheads were numerous in
the civil war. Indeed, traitorous tactics today are
insignificant compared with those of a hundred
and forty snd fifty odd years ago. Another of
Mr. Sullivan's instructive earallels was this:
, "Now that Germany cannot attain new ends it
M askinsr for oeace. Georpre HI wanted peace
after General Burgoyne bad been defeated st Sar
atoga in 1777 and sent t peace commission which
offered the colonists everything except independ
encfe. But the satriots of that day passed uo the
proposal snd determined to fight the war to a
successful end. The day of negotiation had passed.
The spirit Of 1777 was to see the conflict through.
How similar are Germany's peace moves today
and how similar- is our determination that tne
toBC'.tor negotiations nas passed .
Department Store Schools
By Fre eric J. Has. in
I TODAY 1
Right In the Spotlight. ,
Samuel D. McCall, who Is a candi
date for renomlnatlon for governor In
today's primaries in Massachusetts, is
now completing his second term aa
chief executive of the Bay state. Gov
ernor McCall is (5 year old, a native
of Pennsylvania, and a graduate of
Dartmouth college.. He began his po
Washington, Sept. 21. Department store edu
cation has now emerged from' the experimental
stage. It has proved its value. A few years ago
a store that sent its saleswomen to school was
unique; today the custom is ge.ie.al. Even small
stores that cannot afford schools maintain evening
classes in salesmanship, while the larger estab
lishments have even added foreign languages to i ntlcal career in 1883 as a member of
their school curricula. Salesmanship has become the Massachusetts legislature.' . Subse
a profession. 1 quently he served five years in the na-
While such education is purely a business meas- tional house of representatives, where
ure, for the good of thi firms offering it, it has j !?? made a distinct reputation as an
arromnlishi-d a orrat An for the individual, "inaepenaeni son 01 repuoucan. uov
t. u.. :. . 1.. v. ' ernor
i iiaa given iaigc iiuihuci vt yciauua uppui-
tunity for education. For thi- reason the United
States Bureau of Education, anxious to encourage
the movement, has made a study of the Boston
School of Salesmanship, which they consider an
excellent model for other stores desirous of intro
ducing courses in salesmanship.
McCall is an oratof of great
ability. He has a thorough knowledge
of American history and is the author
of lives of Thaddeus Stevens, Thomaa
B. Reed and other, American statesmen.
' "Heaping Coals of Fire." . ,
The Noonday Journal of Berlin says the kai
ser't n6te to the pope heaps coals of fire cn Presi
dent .Wilson's, head. That assertion well illus
trates the viewpoint to which official Germany
clings and to which they wish to hold the people
of that country. Against it may be set the dis
closures now coming from the State department,
showing when the kaiser and his advisers took
a different course; when they heaped insult and
injury, calumny and cheat on the president as
representing his country. They took advantage
of our efforts to maintain neutrality, abused our
hospitality, outraged our confidence and laughed
ai our aiinpnticy, an mc nine miaiaiuug vur iciu
per, underestimating our strength and overesti
mating our patience. : The spectacle Of the Ger
man war lord now trying to disguise himself as
a champion of peace mSy be preserved for amuse
ment in after days, when folks can laugh again,
Just now it will produce only thi effect inevitable
when a detected culprit plays the baby act.
. . An astonishing example of deliberate waste
grips the attention of Philadelphia authorities.
Three thousand loaves of stile bread were e
cretly thrown on the city dump.' Who are re
sponsible for the act is not yet known. Evi
dently the authors took this means of destroying
food rather than help the poor by reduced prices.
,' . ' ' ' m. L. r : , ; . ..
The Boston school was the first of its kind
in existence and encountered all of the prejudices
always aroused by an innovation. In 1905, the
Women's Educational and Industrial Union of
Boston started an investigation of the problems
of saleswomen. On the executive committee of
the union was a Mrs. Lucinda Wyman Prince, a
Wellesley graduate and a social worker, who be
came so interested in the results of the investiga
tion that she decided to espouse the saleswoman's
At that time she was the leader of a club of
fifty working girls who met at the union two even
ings a month. Among them were many fcirls who
Worked in department stores. Already the ma
jority of them, past 30, were derelicts. They hated
their work, they grumbled at their small wages,
and they lived small, starved and discontented
lives. Mrs. Prince realized, that thev were prob
ably not worth any more to their employers than
tne small wages they were paid, and yet, many of
them had bright and receptive minds.
It only they might go to school, thought Mrs.
rince, and thereupon laid plans to start one. The
women's union contributed the room, the neces
sary equipment and the services of a few other
members, and the Boston School of Salesmanship
began. But there were no pupils. The local mer
chants remained unconvinced. They certainly
would not let their employes Off for two or thrde
hours a day to go to school, they told Mrs. Prince,
and denied that education had anything to do with
salesmanship. One merchant , reminded Mrs.
Jr'rmce that she had never sold goods herselt, and
therefore knew nothing about it At' which the
ady undertook to show him.
One Tear Ago in the War.
Allies captured Combles after many
days of hard fighting.
German airship raid over England
caused the death of thirty-six persons,
Ex-Premier Venlzelos of Greece re
ported to have joined the Cretan
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
C. 8. Higgins tendered to the news
paper men of Omaha a complimentary
banquet at his new restaurant The St.
Cloud. W. C. Gregory of tha Repub
lican presided, and Master Charlie
Higgins and Miss Daisy Higgins furn
ished the music.
The Douglas eounty prohibitionists
held a caucus and chose the following
candidates: County treasurer, John F.
Helin, county judge, John J. Welshans;
county clerk, Charles Watts; register
She volunteered as a saleswoman during a bar
gain sale, and sold so much goods that the. mer
chant cheerfully threw up his hands by way of
surrender when she showed him her sales slips.
le agreed to let a few of his salesgirls go to her
school. Other Boston merchants soon followed
his example. At' first the girls were paid only half
salary while they were going to, school, but as
the value of the education began to demonstrate
itself in increased sales, they were put on full
salary. '". ; '
At the beginning of the course, each pupil is.
asked to fill out sn application blank which con
tains various questions designed, to give an idea
of her habits and tastes and to furnish needed sta
tistics. In dealing with a class of this kind indi
vidual work is essential. Some girls, for instance,
are more artistic than ethers. Where one might
become an expert saleswoman in an art goods de
partment, she might fail miserably in selling
Kitchen utensils because she was not interested in
them, and vice -versa.
The idea is to discover the girl s best talent
and develop it. If the school finds, as sometimes
it does, that the girl has no talent whatever tor
selling goods it tries to direct her abilities into
other lines of work which she can do. The sub
jects taught in the course are given in the report
Salesmanship To teach the technique of sell
ing and to develop a professional attitude toward
the work..' ,
Textiles To give Information about the stock
and to develop an appreciation of its qualities. .
uencrai Atercnanaise xne same.
Hygiene and Physical Education To promote
good health and develop an attractive personality.
Arithmetic io develop, accuracy.
Store System To give familiarity with the
rules and forms of the store.'; " '
English To develop forceful speech.
Color and Design-r-To train color sense, to set
standards of good taste, and to develop a sense
of beauty. . ?'.'.. ;
The first lesson deals entirely with the topog
raphy of the store. A map of the store shows
its relation to the nearby streets, its entrances,
exits elevators, stairways, fire-escapes and the
general distribution of merchandise by depart
ments and floors. This is because the first and
most important duty of the saleswoman is to di
rect customers. .
Next the srirls are instructed in the care of
Stock. Department stores may lose thousands of
dollars through the carelessness of their em
ployes in this respect a fact which usually does
not trouble the untrained salesgirl. 1 ' . -
The studv of salesmanship itself is divided into
four parts? First, lessons on the technique of sell
ing; second, informal discussions of pupils' daily
experience: third, store system, and fourth, dem
onstration sales. The trained saleswoman, for
instance, soon learns to drop her weary method
ot approaching a customer and inquiring if she is
...... J m " Ch. ' tha. A th.m trnAm ani4
not to "wait on them.'' She is a professional.
Therefore, she inquires instead, "Can I show you
some new materials that have just come in r or
"Have you seen the new waists that were adver
tised m this mornings paper?" - s
Perhaps onlv the trained saleswoman under
stands how annoying it is to be followed around
s counter by a silent but watchful saleswoman who
manages to imply by her manner that she is there
to guard rather than to sen the goods, ror tne
trained saleswoman- sometimes assumes the role
of customer at the school. There are demonstra
tion sales in. which one girl arranges the mer
chandise, another sells it, another buys it, and
still another acts as. floorwalker. $he also learns
to drop her effusive endearments, when talking up
her goods to a customer, tor "honey" and "dearie '
in the Boston School of Salesmanship are strictly
The training in color and design that the sales
woman receives at this school is of inestimable
value to her in her work. Color is one of the
Greatest influences in life, and therefore, an un
derstanding of it is important. Any trained sales
woman can tell you, for Instance, that an at
tractive grouping of stock with regard to color
and design will at once draw customers to it. On
the other hand, most people will instinctively
shun a counter where there is an ugly arrange
ment of colors. A saleswoman should also know
what colors can best be worn by certain types of
The report for the bureau of education was
prepared by Helen Rich Norton, associate director
ot tne Boston acnooi oi aaiesmansnip, ana con
ctitutes one of the most authoritative contribu
tioqs, that have ever been made on the subject of
department store education. It is interesting to
the salesgirl who wants to get ahead in her pro
f..a!An, m ,k. k,,aitta Wlftn tvllv'ia inviAHl in 111,
crease nis profits, and to the customer who, may
get an Interesting view of herself as others see her.
Nebraska Press Comment
Aiflsworth Journl:v Edgar Howard mildly
points out the fact that doing and not talking
IS i9iC true nuaaioii ut wic vuuuiu i
Falls City Journal: Since the soft coal prices
st the mines have been fixed by President Wilson
at about SI less than the operators had started out
to charge it must be apparent that the fellow who
haa laid In his winter supply may nave occn
"stung to that amount. Til president Has no con
trol over the selling prjve fixed by the local deal
ers, which may be unfortunate tor tne poor.
of deeds, Q. G. Wallace; sheriff, John
Daley: coroner. Dr. James Mc
Laughlin; county superintendent, Hen
ry E. Grimm; clerk of the district
court, John Dale.
Tha Emmet Monument association
held a large and enthusiastic meeting
for the purpose of arranging for a
grand ball. The names of those In
charge of the arrangements are: Dep
uty County Treasurer Groves, p.
O'Malley, P. J. Barrett, J. M. Mc
Mahon, Michael Lee. J. T. Moriarty. 8.
J. Broderick and T. T. Tallon.
The latest acquisition of H. G. Bar
ren, cashier at McCord-Brady, of
which he is very proud, is a young
and lusty son.
Dr. Mercer is making excellent prog
ress in the construction of his motor
lines to the business Dortion of the
city. He personally superintended the
construction of the curves at Four
teenth and Douglas streets and the ex-,
tension of the Una across Douglas.
Mrs. Harry B. Lord waa tendered a
surprise party and serenade at tha
Barker hotel on the eve of her depar
ture for a visit to her old home In the
This Day in History.
1656 Dutch from New Tork cap
tured the Swedish forts on the Dela
ware and took possession of the coun
try. , .
1777 The British army, under Gen
eral Howe, encamped at Germantown,
1780 Benedict Arnold escaped in a
British ship after attempting to betray
1806 Napoleon Bonaparte left Paris
to begin tha campaign against Prussia.
isao opening or tne nrst ussian
railroad built by American engineers.
1885 Convention met at Sioux Falls
to frame a constitution for South Dakota.
1889 Daniel H. Hill, celebrated
confederate commander, died at Char
lotte, N. C. Born in BoUth Carolina in
1914 French bombarded and occu
pied Lissa, Dalmatla.
1915 Entente allies began a great
drive along the entire western front
from Verdun to the North Sea. .
The Day We Celebrate.
R. M. Wahlgren was born across the
river n Council Bluffs Just twenty-
nine years ago. He is in business on
this, side of the river, being treasurer
of the Omaha Optical company.
Admiral William B. Benson, U.8.N.,
chief of naval operations, born in
Georgia, sixty-two years ago today.
Charles Edward Russell, who repre
sented American socialists on the Root
mission to Russia, born at Davenport,
la., fifty-seven years ago today,
Taul O. Husting, United Stat aa sena
tor from Wisconsin, born at jTond du
Lac, Wia, fifty-one years ago today.
William Morris Hughes, prime min
ister of Australia, born in Wales, fifty-
three, years ago today. .
Bisnop wiiDur t . Tnirxieia oi tne
Methodist Episcopal ' church, born at
Franklin, O., sixty-three years ago to
Germans Passed Chance.
Benson, Neb., Sept 22. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: If Germany had
shown as keen a desire for arbitration
in July, 1914, when the British for
eign officials and diplomatic corps
were laboring day and night in an ef
fort to prevent a clash, as it professes
to do now in its answer to the pope's
peace proposal, there would not have
been any war. Great Britain'' eager
ness to preserve peace was interpreted
by Germany as a sign of weakness.
German kultur evidently calls for the
sword as a first and the conference
table as a last resort
THOMAS HENRY WATKINS.
'They tola me
Scoutmasters Are Wanted. ,
Omaha, Sept 20. To the Editor of
The Bee: Omaha is deeply interested
in its boys. When the Rotary club
started a rAmnaie-n fnr th Bov Rcnut
movement for 115,000 Omaha re- i"ttt JP" drlt hole-'
sponded by subscribing nearly 120,000.
"It you fancy thera'a anything wrong
with your heart, why Wtt't you aee Blank,
the specialist?" ' "
"I'm afraid '1 diacovar it waa aome-
th'"cfh.Bonaenaa! He wouldn't haa aa
awfully daoent chap." Boton Transcript.
That fellow Blnka la a shiftless cuss, Un't
heT" aald Smith. ...h,
"Ha certainly atreed Jones. About
the only thins he atlcks to Is the end seat
la an open street car." Cincinnati Enquirer.
Old Mifiyuna My wife seems so mel
ancholy. doctor. What do you think can
be done for herT ,
Doctor The only thing- I can surest
Is to do your speediest to make her a merry
widow. Baltimore American.
demanded a heart-to-heart
talk with his only son.
I am told that you are given to gam
bling," ho aald. sternly.
"I admit it," the son acknowledged, Vbul
nnlv in- mull stakes.'
"O. as long as It is for eometh!ng
eat I don't mlpd," the father sald.
e they had twoNnillion tons
of ore in sight."
Did you see itr'
i don't know whether 1 saw It or pot.
) They took me out and let me take a paen
I . Atn Arlr hnln " Louisville Courlcr-
Now we are calling for men, not
money. The boys have come in such
numbers that the directors and execu
tive are swamped. Almost half of our
scoutmasters have responded to the
call of the government and are now
in training in camps in this country or
abroad. What are we going to do to
replace these men? The need IS most
urgent The men who are subject to
draft or who volunteer their services
to the government are not wanted for
scoutmasters; their duty is elsewhere,
but in the great city of Omaha there
must be men who care for boys who
Would be willing to give a little time
to this work.
It has been a revelation to those of
us In charge, the effect it has had on
the men as well as the boys. It is
a work that is worth while and any
man who can devote the time to mas
tering the work and one evening a
week to meeting with the boys will
And that it is the most profitable and
pleasant time that he can spend. Our
executive, Mr. English, is doing all in
his power to fill the breach, but we
must have help. Take it up with Mr.
English. E. C. HENRY,
Pledge to Our Fighting Men.
Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Sept
81. To the Editor of The Bee: A
pledge to every soldier, sailor and offi
cer of the United States, Great Brit
ain and their allies:
Since you have responded to the
call of our nations and made the great
self-sacrifice we deem it a great
pleasure as well as a duty to publicly
pledge to you our every means of sup
port and comfort that is possible for
ui to render. We shall continue to be
generous toward giving to and work
ing for the Red Cross so long as our
means and health shall permit, believ
ing it to be the most efficient way to
reach the needy boys in Francs With
Sid, and if it should ever by chance
be our lot to not be in a position to
assist through the Red CroSs and other
avenues Of helpfulness we can con
tinue to pray for the preservation and
safety of your good bodies and lives
While you are performing a great task
for us. "Such as I have give I thee."
The most that we can do for you, even
though it be our all, is, in my estlma
tion, nothing aa compared with what
you are offering for us and if. we as
a people at this .critical moment to
our great nations would all think,
speak, act and serve together, as a
people should, and spring to the great
task under the impulse of loyalty, we
could prevent rivers Of blood being
spilled by our good boys and millions
of heart-broken fathers and mothers.
sisters, brothers and wives and greatly
hasten the end ef the struggle which
has been forced upon our civilised,
peaceful and Christian nations and we
believe, hope and tray that every boy
from the United States or the allies
whe fatally falls in this great cause for
humanity is second to the Savior of the
world and shall be provided with a
home in heaven and will enjoy even
greater blessings throughout eternity
for having served as sueh. . ; I
And in conclusion will say that If
our great nations and cause for which
we are fighting is. worth the lives of
you dear soldiers, sailors and officers,
surely it is worth our every means of
support who stay at home, and since
you have responded to the call ot our
nations, the noblest deed you have
done, we wish you Godspeed and sue-
vwb and a safe return to your homes.
MR. AND MRS. D. J. HOWARD AND
, 8119 Paciflc Street Omaha, Neb.
"Boma elib talker nerauaded ma to go Into
tha bee buslnesa ha was selling out, guar
anteeing me big profits."
"What happened 7"
"I gs stung." Baltimore American,
"Old Stentor isn't apeaklng to Pepps "any
imt.m .. him th Hillside course
wWd Just suit his game, it had such a
fin echo." Judge. , .
"Why do you telephone Bob so often?"
In-quired a friend. "I he ser ouaiy m -
"Oh. no," was the reply, "but his tem
perature fluctUatea conalderably and some
ot our customers are speculating on the
fluctuations." -Boston Transcript.
SIGNPOSTS OF PROGRESS.
There are 480 irrigation companies oper
ating in the stata of California.
A new shaving mug has a lamp in Its baf
for tha purpose of heating tha water.
Japanese utilise tha hides of sas lions fo
the manufacture of a waterproof leatnei
which haa various uses.
A woman is tha patents of a new post hoi
d!ggr with a hinged scoop to remove all th
loos earth from a hoi. I
A naw bathroom teal with a dial fating
Upward, to enable th person standing on it
to read bis own weight, is recent invention.
Th Japanese government, which Is In
charge of th country's telephone system.
IS unable to keep up with the demand tor
It is now proposed to use rubber sponge
molded to fit th insida of th tir casing.
and in thi manner produce a puncturs-proof
tir. The car still rides on air, but this sir
is confined in Innumerable little sacks.
On Girls' Heads
Started With Dandruff. Scalps
Iaf limed. 'Itched Considerably.
Scratched ' and Irritated. Hair
Fell Out Badly. Cuticura Healed.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
St Louis is to be the meeting place
today of the annual convention of the
International Association of Sheriffs
and Peace Officers.
The National Spiritualists' associa
tion of the United States and Canada
Is to open its twenty-fifth annual con?
vention today in New York City, with
headquarters at the Waldorf-Astoria.
The general conference of unita
rian and other Christian churches,
of which former President William H.
Taft Is president, is to open Its ses
sions this evening in the Church of
the Messiah, Montreal.
: A conference of coal miners and
operators of the central competitive
district embracing Illinois, Indiana,
Ohio and western Pennsylvania, meets
In Washington today to consider an
increase in wages. ,
Members of the American Poultry
association meet Jn convention at Mil
waukee today , to discuss ways and
means of co-operating with the Coun
cil of Defense in eliminating food
waste and Increasing the future pro
duction of poultry.
Storyette of the Day. :
Billy Sunday told a story about an
apathetic Missourian congregation.
"This bunch's preacher," he said,
"has wrastled among 'em for thirty
seven years, and never an encouraging
word but one has he got in all that
"Ho told me ahout it with tears in
his eyes. He raid he was on the way
home to dinner when a deacon hailed
him. The deacon shook him by the
hand and then actually satd:
; "'Ah, parson, that was a beautiful
text you ' preached from last Sunday
eveninV" Washington Star.
THE CONSUMER'S SOLILOQUY.
When prices go up. it seems t fa.
The word Is sjrd from sea to sea..
And every dealer kuows It; ' '
The grocerman, of course, "get's wise,"
The butcher next doth ope his eyea;
The clothier makes his prices rise;
The shoeman will not compromise;
And e on our coal bill shows It.
But when they take a downward trend.
And you .feel th world'a your 'friend, .
Tha nswa seems not to travel;.
The grocer'a price don't decline;'
The butcher's in a meat combine;
Th price of elothea keep an the elimt
A quarter seems but worth a dime;
But what's th" u" to cavil?
- LO?.KV A.DRBW THOMPSON.
Fremont, I.'cb. 1
"Our little girls had measles and
about a month afterward I noticed their
heads were getting terrible with a pecu
liar dandritt which
kept getting worse.
It finally became ec
zema m the form of
a rash snd their
scalps were in
flamed. The break
ing out itched con
them to scratch and they would irritate
their scalps. Their hair fell out badly.
"Then I lent for Cuticura Soap and
Ointment In a few weeks their heads
were healed." (Signed) Mrs. Peter
Luchsinger, Box 133. Renwiclc, Iowa,
Cuticura Soap daily and Cuticura
Ointment occasionallyjbrevent pimples.
For Free Sample Each by Return
Mail address post-card: "Cuticurs,
Dept. H, Boston." Sold everywhere.
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