Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 30, 1917)
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 30, 1917.
The Omaha Bee
DAILY (MORNING) EVENING SUNDAY
FOUNDED BY EDWARD HOSEWATER
j, VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR
THK BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. PROPRIETOR
Entered at Omaha postofflce eeeopd-elaae matter.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION
tHttf st4 Hanoi?
Dally ithovt eoBday...
Svtnlnf and Bunda;
evening fninoui ounaar.
8a Mlin of ckaorV f' 'Hiiim or trrefultrltj Id dellra? 10 Onuna
fee, ClraelaUoa LHpartawcL
MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Die kmxiUri Trwa, ot whteh Tha Bet Is a inaaitwr. It (nlutralj
onWlSTS tS trniv repnblleattoo of all . cradltwl to It of
m ierwl credited n this p.r .M M to local orw. pub
itaad iwreta. All rtls rtpuMMMUoa of our special dupatchw
art alio reaem id.
UM et draft er postal eretr. Only l-eent st.mM tll m
iimeat of an all accounts. Paraxial Clack, ei oapt on Omasa and
dWi ttohantc aot acoapud.
Chlean Panriira Oaa Hulldina.
Nw Tori M Fifth Are.
Bt Lnola New B'k of Connatee.
Waablotoa-T15 14th St.. N. W.
par Don Ik, I M
Par rtat. it W
WMha-tM Be Rultdtna.
South iBi-4il? 8. 14th Bt
mncll Bleffa-M N. liala Bt
Uoeoln Utile Bulldlnf.
iMri eonu Bwatiani ralttlat la nw ana adltorlal matter to
i-nha Ufa. Editorial Department
59,011 Daily Sunday, 51,912
iterate etreataoea for the nonth sabsertbid and sworn to Dwtibl
.VHIiama, CUcelaUoa ataaaaar.
Subacrib a leaving tha city should bava Tba Baa mailed
to than. Aedraea changed aa oltea aa raquaitad.
Stirring the local political pot in autumn fore
shadows a stew in the springtime.
Now let everyone in Omaha make himself a
reception committee for Ak-Sar-Ben visitors.
vin- Atr.tUr.Ttrn if the one roval monarch
w - ---
who is a help ratner man a menace to ucniutrii.y.
Great newsl . George McManus' king of
all comics, "Bringing Up Father," appears in The
Bee every day.
Any other railroads that want competent
executives will do well to give preference to men
"trained in Omaha."
Only moving things, capable of concealment,
disappear from the court house. The building is
still considered safe.
Ak-SariBen's season of royal festivities in
sures joyous recreation to all subjects. Come on
in the going is good.
Still, the public health would be substantially
conserved if the whole Kelly mess was dumped,
fumigated and forgotten.
The world's war pennant is as good as cinched.
A few more innings to be played and then the
finishing hit over the Rhine.
Fortunately or unfortunately second trial of
a murder case seldom produces the same thrill
as the first trial. The thrills of the Kelly trial
are now in the past tense. 1
Those I. W. W. kaiserites may try to pose as
martyrs, but they will not get much sympathy.
Giving aid and comfort to the enemy in time of
war is mighty seldom a popular performance.
Taking the members' word for it, the lure of a
city hall job is irresistible to .grocers and butchers.
How much greater the fascination must be to
coal men, viewed from the bins of a municipal
coal yard I 1
Each succeeding day's haul of anti-American
malcontents testifies to the efficiency of the gov
ernment secret service. No other branch of Uncle
Sam's official family produces maximum results
on a minimum of noise.
Fears are expressed in interested quarters that
cut prices in steel will diminish the quantity of
juice in the quarterly "melons." Cheer upt Con
servation in' that direction serves as a safe
guard against premature gorging.
That pipe line to the Wyoming oil fields that
The Bee has been advocating and urging for many
years is bound to materialize before long. When
it does come Omaha will enter another period of
unparalleled growth and expansion.
The members of those exemption boards have
uncovered that they have not only a man's job,
but one like so many others, whose chief com
pensation must be the personal . satisfaction of
having conscientiously performed its burdensome
duties. ' . '
It is quite possible, and reasonably probable,
that Nebraska's mineral products of potash and
oil will yet prove more valuable than all the
gold and silver of Colorado, and our neighbor
ing state may finally envy our underground re
sources, 1 !
Michaelis' Message to the World.
The speech of the imperial chancellor to the
.ain committee of the German Reichstag is
noticeable for its cryptic quality. Utterly lacking
in frankness expected from the spokesman for a
nation engaged in war, the address contains but
a single statement that is positive. This is the
declination to state German war aims. German
statesmen present a puzzle for critics, their ut
terances defying analysis. Von BethmannHoll
weg refused to give terms on which Germany
would accept peace, because he deemed it unwise
a to start discussion at home; Michaelis holds his
silence on the score that whatever he might say
- would be misunderstood abroad and might mud
dle the approach to peace.
Sympathy for neutrals voiced by the chancellor
is cheap, for his offer to provision them must be
considered alongside the ruthless sinking of hun
dreds of neutral ships, regardless of carg or
destination. His summing up of the economic sit
uation of his opponents contains nothing new
and will not help Germany in any way. All the
' European belligerents are badly enough off, but
the balance is turned by the great and unstrained
resources of the United States cast against the
Teutonic combination. Nor will such assertions
conceal from the German people the ugly and ap
parent truth that their own economic situation
k is fully as desperate, if not more so, than that of
any country. ;
The chancellor's whole attitude is indicative
of the mystery with which the kaiser has sought
. to surround his- purposes, disclosure of which
, would not be especially important at this moment.
The Entente Allies have agreed on the main
points of a definite program, to which Germany
eventually must give serious consideration and
when the chancellor comes to discuss the con
tents of President Wilson's note sincerely and to
Jieed its demands the approach to peace will be
Ak-Sar-Ben and His Kingdom.
The twenty-third consecutive annual celebra
tion of the Ak-Sar-Ben festival is now itt prog
ress, and Omaha welcomes a multitude of visitors,
presenting them with a wide variety of entertain
ment. The hospitality of the king's capital is
famed through all the world as unstinted in
bounty and without blemish in quality.
This year the festival denotes twenty-three
years of increasing growth, of development in all
ways, of hope realized and industry rewarded. J
Its story is told in stately buildings, busy hives
of commerce and industry, in beautiful homes, in
streets that teem with life and in every outward
form of prosperity following intelligently applied
energy. The festival, begun in years of ad
versity, has kept pace with the city in expan
sion and is no longer a merely local institution.
Omaha and Omaha men are in charge of it, but
it really belongs to Nebraska and the west, while
it is known from end to end of the continent.
King Ak-Sar-Ben's gentle and beneficent rule
is over the richest agricultural empire in the
world and his capital city is correspondingly in
creased in its importance. The king has bidden
his subjects here for their annual holiday and
harvest-home jollification and the city gives them
cordial welcome. Sparkling lights, blaring bands,
glittering processions and all the pageantry and
pomp of the mimicry of monarchical opulence at
tend the event, but none of it can equal the earnest
interest of Omaha's citizenry in the welfare and
comfort of their guests.
No matter whence you come, you are wel
By Victor Roaawatar
The Vicksburg Junket.
It is not for lack of sympathy or consideration
for the civil war veterans that The Bee feels called
upon to challenge the propriety at this particular
time of the junket to Vicksburg that is being
planned for them at a cost of $20,000 to the state
treasury. According to reliable reports, this ap
propriation was lobbied through the late session
of our Nebraska legislature by clever persuaders
sent here from the south and the whole scheme is
largely one of promotion and profiteering.. There
is no particular historic anniversary of Vicksburg
this year; it is not a special occasion like the
Gettysburg semi-centennial, but merely an en
campment for the purpose of bringing together
as many visitors from the north as possible.
We fervently wish for all the old soldiers who
risked their lives for the preservation of the union
the fullest enjoyment of their declining years and
do not begrudge them the pleasure such a trip
might afford. But we doubt whether at best it
can be real enjoyment for them. The average age
of the war veterans who took part in the siege of
Vicksburg must be over 75 and the discomforts of
traveling for them will be great, to say nothing
of the inconveniences and hardships they must
undergo for lack of accommodations for such a
large crowd in a place the size of Vicksburg..
It is a pity, therefore, in our opinion, that
$20,000 should be devoted to this purpose at this
particular time when the money could be used to
so great advantage for much more urgent needs.
While it is hardly to be expected, it would be the
supreme sacrifice of loyalty if these old soldiers
would, even now, by mutual agreement, forego the
junket to Vicksburg and turn the appropriation
back for the use of the boys soon to be on the
firing line or for the relief of prospective dependents.
Squelching the I. W. W. ' '
The federal government has vigorously set
about the, execution of a long delayed job, that
of squelching the I. W. W. Aroused by the pres
ent activities of "Big Bill" Haywood and his fol
lowers, the Department of Justice plans extensive
prosecutions which must have some effect on the
problem. The organization as such is scarcely
more unpatriotic now than it was three years ago,
or at any time in its history. Sedition is one of
its cardinal articles of faith, although it shows
no sign of .discriminating between governments.
"Direct action" and "sabotage" are its methods,
and anarchy its aim. It thrived in Europe before
the war under various names and flourishes in
Russia today as the Bolshevik! or Maximalists. In
this country its principal accomplishment prior
to the present year was to enable Haywood and
a small group of satelites to live well at the ex
pense of dupes, mostly men who have deserved
better from society ' than they have received.
Suppression of the I. W. W. will destroy its im
mediate power for harm, but will not remedy the
condition that made it possible. Deeper and
more far-reaching reforms will be needed to
meet the social challenge here offered.
' Manoah B. Reese.
Manoah B. Reese was thoroughly identified
with the history of the state in its formative
period. Forty-six year of residence in Nebraska
qualified him as a pioneer and his, connection with
affairs gave him honorable distinction as a leader
of thought and purpose. As a member of the
constitutional convention in 187S he helped to
frame the organic law which as judge of the dis
trict court and on the supreme bench he later
was called upon to construe and apply. As dean
of the college of law of 'the University of Ne
braska he gave of his ability and talent to the
education of the young men who have since
adorned the bar. In other active ways he served
society and received from his fellows the distinc
tion that was his due. His learning and judg
ment made for him a respected place, and his
right to be numbered among Nebraska's useful
builders is thoroughly established. Judge Reese's
death leaves another gap in the -thinning ranks
of those who laid the foundations of a great commonwealth.
The juiciest "melons" in the marine harvest
field go overboard when the government takes
over all American shipping.. Ocean going rates
in many instances yielded from one cargo revenue
equalling the cost of the craft, and two trips re
turned the capital invested and dividends besides.
The announced purpose of the government com
pletes allied control of Atlantic shipping and
turns the harvest of profiteers into national
HOW FAST the procession of events goes on
almost without us realizing itl It is just
one year ago that the celebration of the semi
centennial of Nebraska's statehood was made a
part of the Ak-Sar-Ben festivities in which the
president of the United States and the first lady
of the land became the central figures. While
the war clouds were even then rolling up fast and
furious over in Europe, the whole spirit of the
occasion last year was self-congratulation that
we were not involved and were to keep out So
difficult is it for most of us to remember, that it
may be well to hark back to just what the presi
dent said to that magnificent audience crowding
the Auditorium from pit to dome. These are his
words as they were taken down:
"It is very important that the statesmen of
other parts of the world should understand
America. America has held off from the present
conflict with which the rest of the world is
ablaze, not because she was not interested, not
because she was indifferent, but because the
part she wanted to play was a different part
"The singularity of the present war is that
its origin and objects have never been disclosed.
They have obscure European roots, which we
do not know how to trace. So great a con
flagration could not have broken out if the tin
der had not been there, and the spark in danger
of falling at any time. We were not the tin
der. The spark did not come from us. It will
take the long incruiry of history to explain this
war. But Europe ought not to misunderstand
us. We are holding off, not because we do not
feel concerned, but because when we exert the
force of this nation we want to know what we
are exerting it for."
"So when we look forward to the years to
come I wish I could say the months to come
to the end of this war, we want all the world
to know that we are ready to lend our forces
without stint or limit to the preservation of
peace in the interest of mankind. The world
is no longer divided into little circles of inter
est. The world no longer consists of neigh
borhoods. The world is linked together in a
common life and interest such as humanity
never saw before, and the starting of wars can
never again be a private and industrial matter
for the nations. What disturbs the life of the
. whole world is the concern of the whole world,
and it is our duty to lend the full force of this
nation, moral and physical, to a league of na
tions which shall see to it that nobody dis
turbs the peace of the world without submitting
his case first to the opinion of mankind. When
you are asked 'Aren't you willing to fight?'
reply 'Yes, you are waiting for something worth
fighting for.' You are not looking about for
petty quarrels, but you are looking about for
that sort of quarrel within whose intricacies
are written all the texts of the rights of man:
you are looking for some cause which will
elevate your spirit, not depress it; some cause
in which it seems a glory to shed human blood,
if it be necessary, so that all the common com
pacts of liberty may be sealed with the blood
of free men." . v f
If the president himself talked this way only
a year ago, is it any wonder ordinary people, not
in close touch wiJi the world currents that are
supposed to run through the State department
from our diplomatic representatives in all parts
of . the inhabited globe, groped so long m the dark?
Reverting to Ak-Sar-Ben, I frequently en
counter the remark that the whole institution
has outlived its usefulness and that the parades,
and public dance are "a back number." I believe
some other and better form of entertainment must
be substituted for the street fair, but the charac
teristic features of Ak-Sar-Ben the den initia
tion, the pageants, the coronation ball are more
attractive and better year, by year. To me or
you who have witnessed these festivities for ten
or twenty years in succession they acquire a
flavor of sameness, but there are always multi
tudes of new spectators who have never seen
them before and to whom they are as dazzling
and awe-inspiring as they were to us the first
time they were put on. There is every year a
crop of young people and newcomers to Omaha
and vicinity who have their initiation into Ak-Sar-Ben's
mysteries and beauties and they will
keep coming in ever increasing numbers as long
as the high standard of the entertainment is
For illustration, let us cite an incident that oc
curred once while I was traveling to Chicago' and
happened on the same train with Mr. Bryan going
there to organize the campaign committee after
his last presidential nomination. The fact that
the train bore this distinguished passenger had
been noised ahead and at nearly every stopping
point a throng of varying numbers gathered to
greet him. Returning from one of his rear plat
form expeditions to rejoin the group of news
paper men in the smokjng compartment, one of
them asked: "What kind of a crowd out there,
"Oh, very good," he answered. "I should judge
at least thirty or forty." "Not all voters, though."
interjected another in the party. "That last
cheer we heard included a lot of children's
"That's so," responded Mr. Bryan. "I guess
perhaps half of them were children. But I see
what I have to do I'll have to run for president
every few years to make the acquaintance of the
young folks as they grow up."
" Walking down Farnam street I see another
old landmark in the initial stage of disappear
ance. It is the row of frame dwellings at the
corner of Twenty-sixth street. These houses
were erected in the middle '80s by I. Oberfelder,
then in the wholesale millinery business here, and
occupied by his family for at least ten years. The
adjoining house was, as I remember, originally
tenanted by W. F. Bechel, auditor of the Pacific
express, president of the city council and gen
erally prominent in local politics. The whole
row was left high on an embankment when Far
nam street was graded and lowered to their
present level, which is still much above the pres
ent street level. The pressure of business is
noticeably eliminating the comparatively few re
maining Farnam street residences.
People an j, Events
While his freinds slept and dreamed dreams of
safety, the wideawake opposition rallied at the
New York primaries and defeated Mayor Mitchel
for the republican nomination. Mayor Mitchel'
relentless drives against seditious assemblage '
drew the united fire of malcontents who rallied '
as never before to wreck fusion at the start The
apparent majority for William M. Bennett is in- .
terpreted to indicate a Tammany comeback. j
I tvery tune a snrewa politician is -riven into 1
close quarters invariably the charge of "a con- -
trolled press issues from the corner. Senator
La Follette echoes the stale assertion. The base
less calumny is always the last resource of po
litical lame ducks,
Women are breaking into the shops of the
New Haven road at Reading, Mass., and taking
the places of men called into national service.
Necessity is slowly scrapping shop rules.
In the matter of war economy American
women in France blaze the way. For $40 they
furnisb one room and lodge in it for one year an
adult and two children. The rate applies to war
Senator Reed Smoot of Utah is as nimble with
fingers as with tongue. Out in the senate lobby
the other day the senator showed a party of suf
fragettes how to knit sweaters and showed the
skill of a trained hand.
Francis A. Becker, political salesmanager of
Mayor Thompson of Chicago, neglected to burn
his business files, which now are supplying the
Cook county grand jury with racy reading. Becker
is promised a busy fall and winter in court.
The big farm of James J. Hill in Kittson
county, Minn., comprising 26,000 acres, has been
taken over by 127 farmers and their families by
purchase. Most of the new owners were employed
on the farm. It took seven weeks to make the
sale and division, and brought over $1,000,000.
One of the novel business ventures of London
is a string of cheap restaurants named "Fortune
of War," founded for the purpose of giving em
ployment to disabled soldiers. The restaurants
are self-supporting and provide work for crip
pled Tommies at good wages, averaging 21 shil
lings a week.
I TO DAY
One Year Ago Today In the War.
Roumanians invaded Bulgaria be
tween Kustohuk and Silllstria.
British losses for September given as
5,439 officers and 114,110 men.
Powerful German assaults failed to
break the British hold on newly won
positions in the Thiepval section.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
J. D. Allen of Denver and Miss Em
ma ITiegenbaum, formerly of the Union
Pacmc headquarters, were married by
the father of the bride at the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Belden, South
Two new baseburners- have finally
been put into the police station one
for the jail and the other in the police
court. This truly "meets a long felt
By the will of the late O. F. Davis,
$1,000 was bequeathed to the First
Presbyterrian church for a bell.
Members of St. Mary's Avenue Con
gregational church have decided upon
the erection of a new church to cost
about $50,000. The committee on ar
rangements consists of the following:
W. J. Connell, Fred W. Gray, A. S.
Billings, William N. McCandlish, Sam
uel Burns, D. V. Sholcs, T. W. Black
burn. J. S. Gibson; J. W. Griffith, T.
W. Taylor, G. W. Hall, C. E. Mayne, R.
E. Gaylord, W. A. Higglns.
John E. Boyd has declared his in
tention of allowing his name to be used
as a candidate for sheriff on the dem
There are now five school teachers
in South Omaha, with 250 pupils under
their charge. The present school build
ing was not large enough to accom
modate them and the board has se
cured the Methodist church for some
of the scholars until the new building
Fritz Walters, the rotund and Jolly
manager of the Anheuser-Busch house,
has left for St. Louis and will enjoy
all the festivities of that place during
the coming week.
James Brennan, the well known
plasterer and kalsomlner, pointed to
the big Paxton block, corner Sixteenth
and Farnam, and said: "There is the
first block in Omaha that hasn't a lath
In it. I am plastering it and I know
whereof I speak."
AROUND THE CITIES.
Minneapolis has two brands of trouble on
hand a pacifist mayor and a jitney regula
Apple picking time is on in the St. Joe dis
trict. The crop if said to be abundant and
of fine quality.
Business in the husband killing line grows
apace in Chicago. Two mora wives indicted
for murder lilts the score to 26. Convic
tion score is a blank.
During; the twenty-four hours ending last
Sunday evening twenty-one autos were re
ported atolen to the police of Chicago. It
wasn't an extra good day and night for Joy
St. Joe has finished one warm hilarious
week aa befits the "reign of the Royal Bobi
doux." A great show it was, but saints who
appreciate a king as is a king will hike for
the realm of Ak-Sar-Ben.
Washington's school enrollment on the
first day totaled 48,000, a few less than the
first day record of last year. The decrease
is accounted for by drafts on older pupils
for selective in various government depart
ments. Topeka's Chamber of Commerce, 250
strong, got together one evening of the week
and launched "the dawn of a new era."
While the ginger was working 200 members
pledged themselves to spend at least one
hour a day in the club rooms and all pledged
to boost the town.
Puring the Nonpartisan Pacifist league
conference' at St. Paul a thrifty I. W. W.
I booster printed and peddled an anti-war
sheet on the sly. Secret service men in
vested in a copy and later rounded up the
owner and all his stock. Defying law and
obstructing governments gathers few divi
dends these days.
Rival taxi companies in Chicago are thun
dering vocally as though a bayonet drive
impends. The cut rate independents placed
mile rate signs on the flivvers where cus
tomers might see, but the traffic bureau
knocked them off, asserting the figures were
misleading. Meanwhile the yellow car com
pany keeps mum and pulls down the old
rates and some over.
A Minneapolis butcher who shortweighted
a large buyer, frequently as much as ten
pounds in a hundred, admitted the skin
game when haled into court and paid the
buyer $700 in settlement. The butcher
thought the settlement would square the
crooked deal,, but the court thought differ
ently. A fine of $100 and ninety days in
the workhouse made a full weight penalty.
'What's all this mesa In the liitchenT
Flour on the floor and peelings scattered.
I npver aw yuch a mess,"
"We were making an apple pie, dad.1
"Urn. And yet they speak of apple pio
orjer, Louisville Courier-Journal. 1
First Bank Director Our cashier has
dropped half a million in "the street."
Second Bank Director How do ytu
First Bank Director I'm his broker.
Daughter Papa, I went to tell you some
of the funny things Jack told me. He's
such a joker.
Dad I know it. Last night he asked me
to be his mother-ln-law. Boston Transcript.
The reader threw down his magazine in
-I wish the authors would get together
and Invent a new plot," he growled. "The
one they'vp been using for the last year has
grown stale.'' Life.
Little Helen Daddy, I have been plnylne;
like I was mamma.
Dad Is that so? What did you do,
dearie? , .
Little Helen I bousrht you a nice present
and had it charged to you. Indianapolis
Flntbush Got acquainted with your nctr
Bensonhurst No; they haven t begun to
borrow anything yet. YonUers' States
man. "That pretty girl who hns such a lot of
motor rides from admirers has a very loud,
....r-ii ...u.. . - U.ven't vnu lUst flald
' In so many words that she is a regular auto
siren?" Baltimore American.
"I hear. Mr. Catis, that you said 1 wai
a wallflower at the ball."
"My dear Miss Passy, I remarked that
you were among the conspicuous mural or
naments of the occasion."
"Oh. Mr. Catts, now that s sometnlng
different, but you flatter me." Baltimore
This Day In History.
1777 Sixth continental congress met
at York, Pa., with John Hancock pre
1817 John W. Forney, founder of
the Philadelphia Press, born at Lan
caster, Pa. Died in Philadelphia, De
cember 9, 1881.
1832 Field Marshal Earl Roberts,
famous British soldier, born at Cawn
pore, India. Died in France, November
1867 The adjutant general report
ed the total strength of the- United
States army to be 56,815, Including of
ficers and men.
1870 Sortie of General Vlnoy's
army at Paris repulsed by the Ger
man's, after two hours of severe fight
ing. 1872 Monument to Baron Steuben,
the Prussian soldier who fought for
the Americans in the revolution, un
veiled at Steuben, N. Y.
1898 Colonel John Hay became
secretary of state.
1914 Italian torpedo boat destroyed
by a mine in the Adriatic.
1915 French reported further gains
in the Champagne sector.
1916 Danish Parliament passed bill
for a plebescite on the sale of the Dan
ish West Indies to the United States.
The Day We Celebrate.
Walter G. Silver, who adjusts fire
losses, is 40 today. He was born in
Former Grand Duke Cyril, cousin of
the deposed czar of Russia, born forty
one years ago today.
Hermann Suderman, famous Ger
man dramatist and novelist, born in
East Prussia, sixty years ago today.
Thomas W. Lamont, member of the
banking firm of J. P. Morgan & Co.,
born at Claverack, N. Y., forty-seven
years ago today.
Cyrus Northrop, president emeritus
of the University of Minnesota, born at
Ridgefleld, Conn., eighty-three years
Dr. John Henry MacCracken, presi
dent of Lafayette college, born at
Rochester, Vt, forty-two years ago to
day. Wilton Lackaye, one of the noted
actors of the American stage, oorn in
Loudon county, Vlrgina, fifty three
years ago today. , ;
Timely Jottings and Reminders. j
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt is sched
uled to deliver a patriotic address to
day at Johnstown, Pa.
Succoth, the Feast of Tabernacles,
the concluding festival of the cycle of
Jewish fall holidays, begins at sunset
this evening with brief services in the
synagogues. This festival, which lasts
eight days, commemorates the dwell
ing of the children of Israel in the
wilderness after the exodus from
Storyctte of the Day.
Carl W. Junch, a millionaire dyer,
said in Cincinnati:
"Now we've cut off the neutrals,
Germany is bound to fare as sparsely
as the Schmidt family.
"Mrs. Schmidt, you know, took her
large family of children to the city
one day, and when lunch time came
she led them into a restaurant.
" 'Walter,' she said, 'one sirloin
steak and seven plates.'
"The waiter gave a start. Then he
bent over Mrs. Schmidt and whis
" 'Beg pardon, madam, but if you
and your family was to take that there
table by the kitchen door sjid sniff
hard, I think you'd get more of a
meal.' " Washington Star.
SIGNS OF PROGRESS.
A new mail-sorting machine recently in
stalled in Chicago's postofRce does the work
of thirty men.
A motor-driven machina has been patented
for splitting apart cakes of ice which have
froien together in storage.
. A Californian has patented a hammer to
which nails are fed from paper straps, en
abling a man to nail laths at many times
his usual speed.
Exports of Philippine leaf tobacco in 1916
soared over previous high record by sev
eral million pounds, reaching a total of nearly
40,000,000 pounds for the year.
Exclusive turkey ranches are found in the
unsettled foothill regions of California, and
in parta of Arizona and other western states,
where 1,000 or more turkeys are raised each
Shortage in European cotton crops has re
vived there the cultivation of the stinging
nettle for textile purposes. This weed, usu
ally regarded as somewhat of nuisance, is
also used as food for man and beast.
Instead of using the regulation cork or
wooden floats for holding up their nets,
Maine fishermen employ glass globes. It ia
said that the glass attracts the fish. Glass
also lasts longer. These floats are as large
Iceland has decided to introduce compul
sory national service. Every young man is
to give to the state six months' labor on
some work of national importance, such as
bridge and road making and the building of
"BUT I DARSN'T."
Laura Simmons in Boston Globe.
I'd like to be a soldier, and ride a fier,
I'd Join the allies somewhere with the
I'd smash right Into Germany and all tha
And pluck the savage Teuton from hia
With my cutlass in my hand
I'd defy that pirate band;
And hurl the Huns forever from out
poor Belgium's land
If I darst but I darsn't!
I'd like to be a sailor boy beneath our flag
I'd smash the biggest submarines you ever
I'd go on sinking "em till I got through
And foil that kaiser crowd that eats folks
I'd m'lx light In today
With the British navy's fray
And tend the guns, and fight, and root
for U. S. A. all day
' If I darst but I darsn't!
To all who have commissioned ns
to serve them we have rendered a
tactful, diplomatic ceremony. We
furnish burials of beautiful dig
nity. We will carry out your plans
in a faithful manner.
N. P. SWANSON
Funeral Parlor. (Established 18S8)
17th and Cuming Sta. Tel. Doug. 1060
j Bothered With
I a Cough or Cold j
'Or Any Affection of tha
Air Passages? ?
1 THEN TRY I
j Inhalatum j
The magic-like relief for all
such. If the children have f
whooping cough, let them use it,
too. Absolutely harmless and
pleasant to use. Just carry the
little "inhaler" with you and
I get immediate relief from any
of these troubles.
Inhalatum, $1.00 a Bottle
Inhalers, 10c Each s
s For Sale by
I Unitt-Docekal Drug Co.,
f Or by Mail From
I The Inhalatum !
I Chemical Co. !
f 1602 Colorado Ave.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.
The Reason Why
Sell Life Insur
$500 to $3,000
CALL DOUG 4570
No Charge for
J. T. YATES,
W. A. FRASER,
SIDELIGHTS ON THE WAR.
The British "tanks" carry pigeons for
sending out messages in case of need.
Seven hundred thousand fewer births took
place in Germany last year than in 1914.
Australia, with a population of S.OOO.QOO,
has contributed nearly $380,000,000 to tha
cost of the war.
There have been more people killed' by
street accidents in London since the war be
gan than by air raids.
Australia proposes to Impose an additional
income tax of 10 per cent on single men and
childless widows between 21 and 45 who
have not yet enlisted.
The soldiers at present fighting through
out the world number more than the entire
combined populations of Norway, Sweden,
Denmark, Switxerland, Scotland and Ireland.
Included in an exhibition of war photo
graphs in London is one said to be the larg
est photograph in-the world. It is twenty
two feet long, eleven feet high, and waa
taken at Vimy Ridge.
It ia stated that Germany and Austria use
more aluminum for war purposes than all
the other belligerents combined. It is known,
in fact, that Germany has for some years
been ' collecting and storing the metal for
war uses, and the majority of the drinking
cupa and cans of the German soldier are
made of the light metal. The frames of
Zeppelins and the fuses for shells are also
made from aluminum.
E. E. BRUCE & CO.
Wholes ale Drug gists
10th and Harney Streets, Omaha, Neb.
Fistula-Pay When Cured
ft H SI I A mild system of treatment that cores Piles, Fistula and
1 II II at "1 Other Recta lDlaeatea in a short timnwithnnta
U U II gical operation. No Chloroform, Ether or other general
. , """"uc useo. ncvieguaraniaeaineverycaseacceptM
for treatment, and no money to be paid until cored- Write for book on Rectal Diseases, with name
nd testimonials of mora than 1000 prominent people who have been perianen t cored.
DR. au R. TARRY 240 Baa Building OMAHA, NEBRASKA
THE OMAHA BEE INFORMATION BUREAU
Washington, D. C
Enclosed find a 2-cent stamp, for which you will please send m.
entirely free, a copy of "Storing Vegetables."
Name.....,.,.,. ' ...
Powered by Open ONI