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to loom. Addreaa cban;ed aa efton aa requeated.
Billion dollar war taxes cast their shadows
Too many so-called patriots insist on getting
their bit before doing it
Investing in Liberty bonds puts a smile on the
high sign to the tax gatherer. 1
Air raids in London and vicinity knock ajl the
sentiment and joy out of moonshine.
So far as methods of killing noncombatants
go, the kaiser's ally, the sultan, has the cave men
beaten fifty ways.
Firing wrathful resolutions at senatorial slack
ers rarely score a bull's-eye. Success in that lint
depends on hitting the ballot box.
Those shipyard strikes on the Pacific coast
may not be designed to "give aid and comfort to
the enemy," but the plan works that way.
The main trouble with Russia springs from an
excess of politicians hungry for jobs. In that
respect Russia is not the only "horrible example."
' A new process of gasoline making promises
12-fold increase in output: Now if perform
ante comes up to the promise, burning up gas will
lese its pull as a social arbiter.
',' Whcatless Tuesdays and meatless Fridays arc
easily negotiated. Voluntary abstention means
much gain, Real conservation awaits a success
ful drive on the fatness of Sunday dinners.
I The Austrian foreign office dispenses a large
volume of explanatory guff in replying to the
papal peace note. Cuttlefishing does not ride the
waters enough to obscure the. fart that Austria
precipitated the war for the purpose of stealing
s That "contemptible little army of, England"
of three years ago continues growing in num
bers and fighting power,, and persists in driving
a huge spear into the vitals of kaiserite conceit.
The operation cuts imperial vanity to the roots,
but the disease requires the treatment ,
A gruesome consistency of methods bind Turk
and Teuton. The side partner of "me1 and got."
takes his revenge out of the defenseless Armen
ians, slaughtering men and . driving women into
slavery or worse. Defenseless men and women
of Belgium and France met an almost -similar
fate. Kultur and crescent blend peculiarly.
" Vigoroui demands for the forcible retirement
of Justice Cohalan from the state supreme court
feature New York newspapers. Cohalan is a
typical radical Irish-American for office mainly
and his connection with the activities of Wolf vori
Ingel, Germany's agent, shocks the loyal spirit of
the Empire jtate. The judge's denials merely
intensify the demands for purging the bench of
The Irish constitutional convention held ad
journed sessions both in Belfast and Cork -centers
of opposing extremes ofIrish opinion. Noth
ing happened to mar the friendly courtesy of the
visits. This may seem strange to those who gauge
Irish sentiment by the volume of noise. Back of
the political thundering lies solid sentiment which
may be depended on to support the convention in
bhaping a charter of self-government for united
Ireland. . ''
High Cost of Fighting
St Laala Glofcc-Deraoerat
World records are smashed so frequently of
"Jate that we take the most unprecedented thing
as a matter of course. The senate has just passed
a war deficiency bill carrying $8,000,000,000 with
out the formality of a roll call. This amount
. equals the total cost of our civil war, but it is
only a fraction of what has been appropriated
since April 6, when we declared that a state of
war existed. ' Senator Martin, chairman of the
committee on approbations, cays the appropria
tions for five months have amounted to $20,000.
000,000 and he predicts next ..year's totals will
reach $30,000,000,000. These are, of course, ut
terly incomprehensible sums and. we may well
sympathize, v ith the Virginia senator's statement
about the desirability of scrutinizing the esti
mates, while all the while recognizing, with him
and his colleagues, the futility of it. Only by
auditing expenditures can an effectual check be
applieu. The administration will be, and must
be, held to strict accountability for the manner
in which every dollar is spent, but congress can
not, without imperilling the national safety, re
fuse to allow any estimate merely because of its
staggering proportions. The newly organized
audit bureau of the War department has a tre
' It is only by comparison that we can get any
conception of the high cost of fighting in this
war. The cost of the war of 1812 was $300,000,-
fWi laTaeaTt til ft ria (faf-TYl i"kf afmW at 11 lS I C at ill th
VWm IV V . aa V a v a w e, a. a v aaa tun
deficiency bilL The total cost of the Spanish
American war to the United States. Spain and
the Philippines was only $00,000,000, or one-
leu-i me amount oj mc ucuticiu unu nc pro
ram for torpedo boat destroyers will cost nearly
twice the outlay for the entire Mexican war. The
shipping board program calls for more money
than Russia ana Japan spent together in the
war of 1904. According to Senator Martin's es
timate, we have during five months appropriated
one-third more than the Napoleonic wars cost
France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Austria,
Spain. Russia and Turkey. Experts have esti
mated the cost of all the wars of the world for
120 years prior to 1914 at $40.(X!0,QO0,0OO, or twice
what we have apprc-ruted in live months.
Retail Prices on Coal.
Dr. Garfield's announcement of a basis for es
tablishing retail prices on coal comes none too
soon, but it is definite enough, and should permit
business going forward without delay. The adop
tion of the 191 S cost as a basis, with not to exceed
30 per cent added to cover increase since that
time, should offer a fair rate to the retailer.
Assertions that thea coal price order is vague
and will not permit immediate application, nor
effect a reduction until present stocks are disposed
of, may satisfy retailers inclined to resist, but will
hardly prove popular with the public. Every suc
cessful firm should know its cost of doing busi
ness at any time, and this will make discovery of
the rate for sale easy. In the case of the retail
coal man, the average cost for doing business in
1915, plus 30 per cent, is the basis for 1917. This
does not contemplate insuring him profits to his
own liking, for it is this very thing the govern
ment seeks to restrict.
The whole scheme of price fixing, it must be
rtmembered, is experimental, with the sole object
of preventing repetition of the experiences of last
winter, when profiteers enforced their will upon
the public. Abnormal conditions require this exer
tion of the rational power to regulate private busi
ness The chiefest advantage of the control will
be in the better distribution -of supplies, by which
means famine may be averted and the effect of.any
local shortage obviated. This is already showing
good results under the orders recently issued,
which checked exportation of coal to Canada and
provided for supplying the northwestern needs
before lake navigation closed.
Loosening of private grip on staple lines should
have a good effect on all, and we are justified in
expectation that it will check sharp advances even
if it does not greatly lower the level ef prices.
Drive for the New Liberty Loan.
The drive for the flotation of the second great
issue of Liberty bone's is no'w under way and has
started with an impetus that certainly should
carry it well over its goal. The machinery for
the exploitation of the issue has been organised
with great care, with full advantage taken of the
experience gained in the conduct of the first cam
paign last June. That was the most successful
of the kind ever tried. Not only was the amount
of jthe bonds issued larger, but the total of prof
fers and number of subscribers exceeded the ex
perience of European governments. The hope now
is that our 6wn record will be broken this time
and a new mark established.
The great rush and confusion of preparation
for war is now over and the business of conduct
ing our share in the undertaking is taking on or
derly form. Patience and administrative skill,
combined with utmost willingness to serve, have
succeeded in bringing all the great forces of the
nation's manifold and diversified life ino uni
son and Americans ore proving that democracies
can be efficient in great emergencies. Immense
sums pf money are needed to carry forward the.
work we have set about and these turns will be
forthcoming to the uttermost penny. Just as this
nation has devoted ts man' power to the defense
of liberty, so has It pledged Its wealth, and It will
be niggard with neither.
Fftriotism will be the great spur in animating
subscribers to the Liberty loan, but for those
whose ardor may not be s readily moved to heat
the proposition has its attraction. The loan ap
peals to the deliberate judgment as well as to the
generous impulse, for it is the most attractive
form of investment known. The result of the
drive is not in doubt
War and the Wires
By Frederic J. Haskin
Splitting Up the Nebraska Brigade.
Much disappointment will be felt in Nebraska,
and state pride will be not a little mortified over
the determination of the War department to di
vide the Nebraska brigade. Our people have Clung
to'the notion that the state would be represented
on the battle front by an organization that would
support local pride and through which home ties
would be maintained.
This feeling Is natural, (but plans for the or
ganisation of the national army, adopted since
the state troops were federalized, seem to re
quire not Only the disruption of the Nebraska bri
gade, but the obliteration of the Sixth Nebraska
regiment The menwill all be retained in the
service and will be given amfile opp6rtunity to-do
their fair shire of the fighting. While the Fourth
is being transformed from an infantry to an ar
tillery organization and the hoys who have mas
tered the rifle are learning to handle the big guns
the Fifth wilt retain its character. To the Sixth,
the newest of the three, fell the lot of being scat
ered among other organizations, the men being
assigned to such places as were, deemed better
by the heads of the army.
Those who fce hurt by the action of the au
thorities may, however, take Comfort that 6,000
other Nebraska lads are serving elsewhere in the
army, the navy "and the, marines and that more
are being trained in the drafted' army, so that the
tate is not to be in any sense deprived of its
privilege of providing for the defense of the na
tion even if the distinctive character of the troops
it has sent out is lost in the great mass, of the
new army. They are all marching under and right
ing for Old Glory, and that Is the main point.
Washington, Sept. 30. This is a war directed
by wire. Troops by the hundred thousand are
moved, supplies worth billions are ordered, d'plo
matic correspondence upon whicL.the fate of the
world depends is carried from the capital by tele
phone, telegraph, cab'e and wireless. As all nads
once led. to Rome, all wires now lead to Wash
ington, The hopes and greeds and defences, t' e
sufferings and des'res of an embattled world
reach this heart of America over millions of tiny
Indeed the growth of electrical means of com
munication had no small share in lifting America
to the commanding place it holds today in world
affairs. The wires more than anything else have
penetrated our isolation. And the wires are mak
ing history today at such a rate as it was never
made before. Only a century ago it took seven
weeks, for the news that peace had been made
to reach the men that were fighting in America,
and Jackson won the battle of New Orleans after
the war was over. Today the president of the
United Slates can send a message to London in
Necessarily a sudden tremendous strain has
been imposed upon the nation's facilities for wire
communication, especially) in and out of Washing
ton. Telephone tolls would seem to be a sensi
tive barometer of public excitement and govern
mental activity. When Germany's note declaring
unrestricted submarine warfare was delivered in
Washington, toll traffic out of the capital jumped
20 per cent, and local traffic started on an upward
curve. When Ambassador Bernstorff was given
his passports on February 3 the volume of tele
phone talk was further swelled. The local tele
phone company began working twenty-three hours
a day installing new equipment, and revamped its
plant from the foundations up.
When war had been declared the Council of
National Defense called for the co-operation of
the wire companies with the government. Of
ficials of the wire companies went into conference
with government officials, and the desired co
' ordination was effected.
The wire companies have undoubtedly ren
derej a great patriot!; service, have done remark
able emergency work in increasing their facilities,
and have given the government co-operation of
the willingest kind. Long line wires out of Wash
ington have increased from 149 to 300; long dis
tance operators in all parts of the country were
quickly increased to 12,000, and more are in train
ing. The operator schools here are in session
every day except Sunday. A new underground
cable between New York and Washington to cost
$1,500,000 is being planned.
Unquestionably the telephone companies are
doing their level best, and they are doing well.
Furthermore, they have another motive than the
pure patriotism which undoubtedly spurs them
on. Government ownersWp of telephone and tele
guph lines has been their bogey for many years,
and beyond a doubt the service which they give
the government and the public during this great
emergency will be most closely scanned by the
advocates of postalization. The wire companies
will point to their record of patriotism and ef
ficiency in the service of the government during
the war as proof that they are worthy of control
of this vital part of the nation's communications.
The advocates of government ownership will
assert that a service already under the control
of the government and perfectly co-ordinated for
military and civil purposes would have done bet
ter. They will probably also point out that al
though the demand upon the United states postal
service has been greatly increased by the war, the
delivery of private mails has not been made un
certain or unsatisfactory because of the press of
government business. In t word, the poor to in
different service which the public is now receiv
ing from the telephone companies in many sec
tions, if it continues, will undoubtedly be used
The legal right of the federal government to
take over the telephone and telegraph lines has
been generally accepted. It is comprised under
tne clause giving ine government mc rigut io op
erate postoffices and post roads, which were the
only practicable means of public communication
when the constitution was adopted. A number
of postmasters general have advocated the gov
ernment ownership of telephone and telegraph
and one of their strongest arguments has been
that these facilities for communication are essen
tial to the military strength and efficiency of the
nation. All of the other principal nations of the
world long ago converted the telephone and tele
graph into government monopolies.
In the belligerent countries the government,
by reason of its monopoly of these facilities, is
able to maintain a much closer surveillance Over
their use. In both England and France the closest
censorship is maintained. No one is allowed to
speak over the wires except in the language of
the country, and then lie may be pretty sure that
more than on "party" is listening. So that in
these countries the public certainly gets a more
restricted service than in the United States. On
the other hand, the foreign governments run no
risk that the wires will be used for the purposes
of hostile espionage.
"New Liberal Party" Proposed.
A writer in one of the magazines for October
enthusiastically descants on the fortunes of a new
liberal party that is to arise in America as a result
of the war. His program is an ambitious one.
First off. he disposes Of both the republican and
democratic parties, as having outlived their use
fulness, and puts down most, if not all, accepted
theories of government as failures. The law of
supply and demand, he says, already is one with
Ninevah and Tyre. His new party is made up of
odds and ends he finds laying around, and cornea
out with a conglomeration of socialists, prohibi
tionist v single taxers, nonpartisan leaguers, union
laborites, bull moosers, suffragists and suffra
cettes, both passive and militant, and any and all
fragments of political flotsam that may be lodged
along the shore. To these he adds the leaven of
what he calls the "new radicals," and starts out
with a splendid aggregation. For issue he as
sumes in the name of hit party full control and
public ownership of all utilities, such as railroads,
telegraphs and municipal services, the "democrat
i7ation" of our social life, national prohibition,
universal suffrage, and a few other attractive gen
eralities, and almost, in a single sentence accom
plishes all statesmen, philosophers and students
have struggled with through 'all the ages. The
whole is most attractive. It will be readily agreed,
too, that if the author of the idea can combine and
hold together the elements he has chosen to com
pose his new liberal party, he will have little
trouble in doing the rest of it.
Officially the federal stock of marked down
goods include wheat coal, sugar, copper and steel.
Other necessaries know what's coming. Decent
behavior alone wards off the swttUn.
Locomotion and Romance
-St Ionia Globe-Democrat
A in the Spotlight.
Field Marshal von Hindenburg,
whom report says Is to be made a
prince by the ka!;er today In honor
of his seventieth birthday anniversary,
is the present chief cf stifft of the Ger
man army. Ilia military reputation
has been, made entirely In the present
war. At tha commencement of the
c nflict he was a retired general of
infantry. He had been In command of
troops in eact Prussia and had a thor
ough knowledge of Russian Poland.
This knowledge made his services in
dirpensable when the Russians Invaded
eart Prussia and hevwa given com
mand of the Oerman forces on the
eastern front. His success against the
Russians Is a matter ef history. When
the center of war activities shifted to
the Balkans Von Hindenburg was
given command of the Austro-German
armies in that quarter. and again his
success justified the choice of the kal
cer. Eventually tha aged and once un
popular general, hofie early military
career had not been a success, was
given the highest post in the German
One Year Ago Today in the War.
French cruiser Rigel sunk by Ger
man submarine in the Mediterranean.
Roumanian army of 15,000 invading
Bulgaria routed by Germans and Bul
garians. , .";v.t;".'.'
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago Today.
II. V. Powell, special agent of the
National Life Insurance company of
Vermont, has opened an office at room
2, Barker building.
A parade that meant more than a
circus and brass band for Nebraska
war; seen on Jackson street namely,
tiv-ty-seven teamS, forty-seven men
t nd a, large numbenjpf scrapers com-
At the annual convention of the Carriage Build
ers' National association, held in Chicago, George
W. Houston of Cincinnati made the positive dec
laration that the old-fashioned buggy ride was a
greater promoter and conserver of good health
than the automobile. The dispatch bringing us
this now startling announcement goes no further
into details of Mr. Houston's argument The only
sensational part of his talk being in the open as
sertion we have quoted, it is all the reporters give
us. And truly in this day of spark plugs and
the odor of gasoline in highways afrd byways it
is almost as sensational as would be pronuncia
mento announcing a revolt against government
and the established order of things.
Health is a state of mind, according to the!
mrisuan scientists ana aiso accoruuig io ire ex
periences of manv people not associated with any
cult. Therefore look after the state of your mind.
And what must be said of the state of mind of
the young man attempting, while steering an au
tomobile with one hand, to hold a disengaged arm
around the shapely waist of one divinely fair?
The automobile is too emperious a mistress for
that. All of.the inanimate and soulless part of its
machinery, unknowing and unfeeling, seemingly
bent upon mischief and refusing to respond to a
well-known voice as the horse will, enter into
conspiracy leading to wobbles and wriggles from
side to side of a road or street, threatening every
minute either to skid, ditch the car, hit a pedes
trian or call down the displeasure of a traffic po
liceman. How can the course of true love run
smooth or straight? In days of old young men
could be bold to give the horse or the horses a
head and, with one hand holding the lines, lay
the other around the waist of the fair one by
his side. The horse and buggy promoted matri
mony, wherefore happiness, wherefore health. We
fear that the automobile is wrecking the hopes of
young men who with horse and buggy, might
read their titles clear.
ing from South Omaha on their way
to Broken Bow, the outfit belonging
to Frank Deams, who has been work
ing Jn South Omaha, where he graded
two miles for the Chicago & North
western railway. ,
Black & McCann have Just com
menced grading South Tenth from the
south line of Joseph Redfleld'a prop
erty to the south line of Tom Murray's
James Flemmlng, a hack driver
from Omaha, has brought his vehicle
down to South Omaha and will remain
aa long as he receives patfons.
The following were' present at an en
joyable party given by Kate Liddell at
1710 Webster: Jennie Arthur, Nellie
Arthur, Ada Whiteside, Minnie White
side,' Katie Fleming, Belle Meidrum,
Maggie Martin, Anna Martls, Katie
Martis. Fannie Gbb, Charles Smith,
Charles Star, Ed Horton, E. Martls, S.
C. Neely, H. Peterson, John Arthur,
George Mollar, R. Gebb, Mr. and Mrs.
Misses Ida Cowan and Miss Llda An
derson have gone for a week's special
trip among, friends and relatives at
The Home Circle club has elected
the following officers for the ensuing
year: President, F. W. Pickens; vice
president, Henry Copley; secretary, C.
M. Champlln; treasurer, James H.
This Day in History.
1803 Samuel Adams, one of the fa
mous patriots of the American revo
lution, died in Boston. Born there
September 16, 1722.
1817 Webster Wagner, pioneer in
ventor and manufacturer of palace and
Bleeping cars, born In Montgomery
county. New York. Killed in a rail
way accident at Spuyten Duyvil, N.
Y., January 13, 1882.
1843 United States sloop-of-war
Concord lost on the east coast of Af
rica 1865 General Robert E. lee be
came president of Washington college,
1871 Brlgham Young, the president
of the Mormon church, arrested for
1891 Prince Maurice of Batten
berg, grandson of Queen Victoria and
brother of the queen of Spain, born.
Killed in the war in France in 1914.
1897 The new Spanish ministry or
dered the recall of General Weyler
from Cuba anQ appointed General
Blanco captain general..
1914 Serbians checked Austrian
advance on the Drina.
1915 Berlin claimed capture of
95,000 Russians during September.
Tne Day We Celebrate.
William R. McKeen was born in
Terre Haute forty-eight years ago.
He . was educated at the Rose Poly
technical' institute, tha Johns Hopkins
university and at Charlottenburg, near
Berlin. He is head of the McKeen Mo
tor Car company, a million-dollar cor
General Ferdinand Foch, who was
second in command of the French
armies in the battle of the Marne, born
in the south, of .France sixty-six years
Colonel Samuel E. Tillman, U. S. A.,
retired, now acting superintendent of
the West Pcint academy, born at Shel
byvllle, Tenn., seventy years ago today.
Dr. Ernest H. Lfndley, president
elect of the University of Idaho, born
at Paoli, Ind., forty-eight years ago
William O'Brien, celebrated Irish
journalist and Parliamentary leader,
born in Cork Bixty-flve years a?o today.
Edward J. Murphy, outfielder of the
Chicago American league base ball
team, born at Hancock, N. Y., twenty
six years ago today.
Call Them 'Chosen."
D&ylestown. Pa., Sept. 28. To the
Editor of The Bee: In view of the
general desire to get away from the
terms "drafted" and "conscript" as re
ferring to the new national army, may
I suggest that this great body of our
younrjliien now gather)ng to go forth
In defense of democracy be called the
Perhaps such an appellation would
fulfill In large measure the need for
a name in keeping with the high mis
sion of tllese young soldiers of free
dom. In any event it has a literal ap
plication and at the same time a scrip
tural connection so significant as to
For in the gospel of John from the
Hps of the Master are duoted these
words: "I have chesen you and or
dained you that ye should go and
bring forth fruit and that your fruit
No better or truer statement Of the
cause in which these men have been
choren could have been made,
They are chosen to bring forth fhe
fruit of victory is freedom. And -they
frut of victory is freedom. And they
are offerihg themselves to the service
of democracy in order that this free
dom should remain. . rv ..,
So, henceforth, in referring to these
forces, new-sprung from the nation's
loins, might it not be commendable
as well as Just to call them "chosen"
soldiers? , .
LEIGH MITCHELL liODGES.
Power of Healing.
Bartlett, Iai, Sept. 28. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: Some time ago there
appeared in The Bee an article from
the pen of Walter Johnson in which
the statement is made that ''God im
parts a spirit which comes to men to
heal them of all their diseases." Such
an assertion is not supported by the
teachings of the Bible. The gift of
healing was conferred by Christ upon
his apostles as a means of Confirming
their apostleship, but it was a special
miraculous gift and ceased when lta
purposes ended. A careful study of
the New Testament reveals the fact
that while the apostles were able io
confer the miraculous gift of healing
upon a second person there is no case
on record where that second person
was ever able to confer that gift upon
a third person.
According to the teachings of the
scriptures, the gift of healing, in com
mon with other rrilraculous spiritual
gifts, ceased with the apostolic age.
Christian Scientists have no earthly
use for physicians and yet Christ said:
"They that be whole need not a physi
cian, but they that are Sick." Even
the Apostle .Luke was a doctor, for in
Colosslans 4:14 Paul refers to him as
"Luke, the beloved physician." In
the face of all this Mr. Johnson de
clares that "the scriptural teaching is
that Israel had no doctors." There is
absolutely no foundation in the scrip
tures for the hostility shown by Chris
tian Scientists toward our phy&aclans.
I will admit that Christian Science
has performed some cures, but the
same cures might have been performed
by any good mental healer. Mrs. Eddy
claimed that she had cured caees of
consumption, carious bonea and can
cer. But in the New York Sun Jan
uary 1, 1899, there was published a
challenge from Dr. Charles A. L. Reed
of Cincinnati to Mrs. Eddy to dupli
cate' those cures in some hospital,
either in Cincinnati or New York.
Needless to say, that challenge waa
In spite of all its wonderful claims
Christian Science never has healed a
fractured bone, given sight to the blind
or restored the dead to life airaln. And
it will have to be admitted that Chris
tian Scientists should be able to per
form this latter part aa well as to
heal the sick if they possess the same
power that was possessed by Christ
and His apostles.
. GEORGE W. MOORE.
LINES TO A LAUGH.
"Hiva a food time on your vacaonf
"A realtul tim. oiruc v- . i
ona didn't hear a word about golf, atocka
Great Scott. What were you Jailed
for?'' Boston Transcript.
That man la so honest hs wouldn't steal
a pin." said the admtrtns friend. n
"I never thought much of tha pin test,
answered Miss Cayenne. "Try him with an
umbrella." Chicago Post.
"Don't have too many close-ups of
this farm scene," commanded the movie dl
"All rUrhf . ...
"You don't want to show rouged upa
too plainly when they are under a sunbon
ntt" Loulsevllla Courier-Journal.
Hiss Wilcox had been giving the class aa
lem-ntary talk upon architecture.
"Now," said she, "can any one In the
elass tel! me what a 1"-' Teas' is?'
Little Walter arrse, 1 race beaming with
a oulck flash of lntol'l.-onre. '
"I know," he shouted, "a buttress Is a
nanny goat." Philndclphta Ledger.
"My wife was so excited she talked alt
"What a remarkable wife?" ,
"Does he only flo that when she's ex
cited?" Baltimore American.
Do tel! me, major," saM Mrs. Gusher,
"did you ever fall into the hands af tha
enemy In any of your engagements?"
"Oh, yes." replied the gallant major:
"but I escaped ahortly afterward through
the divorce court" Boston Transcript.
"Count, my father has lost all hia
"I will marry you. anyhow."
"Do yu really mean It?"
"Yes: a man like your father csn easily
make another fortune." Brownlng'a Maga-sine.
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People an- Events
Quite a bunch of easy-money getters are rusti
cating in a Brooklyn jail, having been caught in
the act of forging government pay checks at one
of the I eng Island military stamps. Twelve men
involved in the conspiracy have been taken in.
Your Uncle is a tough old party to hold up in
any old game.
Camp Upton shelters 40 per cent of the raw
recruits of lower New York, and is esteemed the
liveliest of the group. One bunch, known as the
Gopher Gans. marched into camp with a banner
inscribed: "Hell's kitchen. What's the use?
We're out to cook the kaiser's goose." Other
groups include the Gashouse Gang. Cherry Hill
Scrappers and the Hudson Dusters. As a pre
paredness measure drill masters at Camp Upton
arc versed in the "manly art." '
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
Stockholders of the Chicago & Al
ton railroad hold their annual meeting
today at Chicago.
Tha American Royal Live Stock
show opens iu Kansas City today, to
continue through the week.
Secretary McAdoo is scheduled to
speak at Indianapolis today in advo
cacy of the second Liberty loan bond
The several political parties in New .
Jersey are to hold their platform and !
nominating conventions today at Tren- '
In view of the present unsettled con
dition of the drug market more than
ordinary interest is manifested in the
annual convention Of the National
Wholesala Druggists' association, j
which meets today in Chicago.
The case of Dan Shay, former man
ager of the Milwaukee American asso
ciation base ball club, charged with
the murder of Clarence Buell, a negro
waiter, is docketed for trial today at
Storyette of the Day.
Benjamin Birdie, the famous jockey,
was taken suddenly ill and the trainer
ac vised him to visit the doctor in the
He'll put you right in a Jiffy," he
The same evening he found Benja
min lying curled up in the stables,
kicking1 his less about in agony.
"Hello, Benny! Haven't you been
to the doctor?"
"Well, didn't he do you any good?"
"I didn't go in. When I got to his
houe there was a brass plate on his
door 'Dr. Kurem. Ten to one.' I
wasn't going to monkey with a long
shot like that:" New York World.
Don't let that itching skln-troable
torment you an hour longer 1 Just
spread a little Resinol Ointment over
the sick skin and see if the itching
does not disappear as if you simply
wifed it away I
And even more important this
oothing.healing ointment rarely fails
to clear away promptly every trace
of the unsightly, tormenting eruption,
unless it is due to some serious inter
Resinol Ointment usually gives
even prompter results If the sore
places are first bathed thoroughly
with Resinol Soap and hot water.
Reainol Oiatnaat and Raaiael Seaa coaatia
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