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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1917.
The Omaha Bee
DAILY (MORXINC) EVEXINC SUNDAY
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; 'SEPTEMBER CIRCULATION . ,
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Subscribare luvlnf tha city should kae Th Boo mailed
to them. Address cheated aa often aa rtquoatad.
A bumper crop and record prices plant pros
perity's pennant in the corn belt.'
: In the Liberty Loan drive, money talk., and
the bigger the sum, the louder the noise.
' The rest of the world cheerfully concede to
Vienna and Berlin a monopoly of peace talk.
- A solemn calm swathes the state pie counter
at Lincoln. Put your1 cyclone cellars in order.
:'. When the Greeks meet Bulgars in battle array,
King Ferdinand's real estate deals are in for a
' Oh pshaw! Better call all those still pending
strikes off and mark Omaha up as a city of indus
trial iwace '
A sixteen-ounce , bread loaf marketed. for 6
cents at Pleasantville, N. J., maps one community
living" up to its name. ". '...,' '
This is home-coming week everywhere for
senators and congressmen who have beeri interned
all summer at Washington.
Some of those In high places who ''acted sus
piciously" before "America entered the war are
rather suspicious actors now. . -X
Another burning question: ' Wiethe Muni coat
yard 'serve as a rope for the city commissioners
sponsoring it to hang on to their offices? '
If all the factor that have made Ak-Sar-Ben
success get behind the project for an interstate
fair uj Omaha its success also will be assured. '
Over 5,000,000 women are now engaged In gain
ful occupations in England. War's necessities and'
burdens reach, out and conscript every helping
Not the least significant feature of current
events, is. the .determinatipri'.Qf tVc.alfie!to lei,
man power and gun power conclude the argument
for peace. "!- : '
Down in Georgia finding intoxicating liquor in
an automobile is conclusive of illegal possession
unless- disproved. Here is a hint for Nebraska
lawmakers, l ; $ XX "' " ; '
Salvador explains that its "friendly neutrality"
means; pan-Americanism first and no second
vuuivc. is tu asy, cvciy uu iwrcu oj uvic
Sam wins a cheer from that section of the grand
stand. - ; .V: -XX . .:' -;v;
One way, to insure failure for the-Muny coal
yard if to run it by political favoritism and per
sonal friendship. "Strictly business" is the motto
that must be placed oyer the, gate and invariably
adhered to. : '?",.". .-. '' ?:
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Guncillor Kunschok. of Austria admifs'that
"Europe is sinking to ,xnaustion" under the bur
dens f warii The' melancholy- note' contrasts
atrangely with tht joyous. whoop which, greeted
the strangling of Serbia'.' IX,, ,X '
Twenty shoe factories at Lynn resumed bust
ness alter a locktuttf. seven tnohths,"due to de
mand tor increased .wages. Estimates place the
losses of the companies at $3,000,000 and of 12,000
workmen at $1,500,000 in'wages. Who won? "
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Teutonic critics gjgw indignant oyer President
VVilsons "insults" to, Germany, and in the same,
breath' argue that his democratic' ideals find no
favor among, the people. ; Still the' Reichstag com-,
mittee debates prove the leaven is working in the
rightway;. . ' ,',.:r
War Over, the Angels
Many persons are concerned in their minds
over the matter of the sex of angels. The authori
ties of the Cathedral of St John the Divine are
credited with heaving rejected the angels of a' cer
tain artist because they were feminine. Where
upon the artist in high dudgeon broke the statues
to pieces with hammer..., - . , , .
Now a judge at Detroit has ruled that the
statue of an angel at the gate of a local cemetery
must be taken down and changed. The judge ruled
that, firstly, it was too fat, and that, secondlythe
angel should have been a woman instead of a man.
So experts on angels differ, r v - - -
The Christian Herald, which certainly should
be an authority, says that if the judge had con
sulted his Bible he would have found that, where
the sex of angels has been indicated, it is mascu
line. An appeal to the sculptors and artists of
past ages shows both gentlemen angels and lady
angels. 1 Then the Christian Herald plays almost
safe by .stating that "women are more Jike our no
tion of angels than men, but they are not angels."
la any event, the Detroit judgels probably
correct in ruling against a fat angeL He will have
all the artistic authorities on his side' there ex
cept, possibly, the sculptor of this particular angel
who will doubtlesSidaim that his angel was not fat
but plump, and will inveigh against thin, anemic,
angels as unscripturaL - - , .. " " '
But in the. matter of sex the judge 5s properly
corrected by the Christian Herald. Gabriel and
Michael are unquestionably .masculine names.
There is no Biblical record of a feminine angel.
In the days in which the Biblical records were
written woman had not come to her own. All the
prominent angels, at least, were thought of as
masculine then. . , ,
But, of course, we are changing all that.' The
artist who would paint lady angels today will have
as strong support at least in the western portion
Of the United Sfatt a tr nn, auVin mnfinmm
himself to the letter of scripture and forgets the J
anirit. And "if ! th Utt.. ,kih i,;tl.,t, 1
A Magnificent Start.
Omaha has mode a most magnificent start in
the drive for the second Liberty Loan.
A subscription of nearly $8,000,000 pledged at
a single noon-day meeting, is well calculated to
make every patriot sit up and take notice, and also
to let the government at Washington and the
people of the country at large, know that Omaha
is entitled to be written in big letters on the Lib
erty Lon map. '
I Omaha deferred beginping active work in the
bond campaign until after the Ak-Sar-Ben week
had passed, which explains why other cities have
been heard from firj, but Omaha chimes in now
with no uncertain tones and ample proof that the
time has not been wasted.
We congratulate the' men in charge of the
Liberty Loan for Omaha and have no hesitation
in predicting a large oversubscription of our quota
as the response to their ienergetic efforts.
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League for National Unity.
None of all the organizations for national ac
tivity formed since our entry into war is more im
pressive externally thin the League for National
Unity, just announced from Washington. Its pur
pose should mtet ready response from all citizens,
while in its composition it is a veritable melting
pot. Nothing could better illustrate the solidity
of the foundations of the republic and the soli
darity of its cit'iens than this fusion of trje vari
ous and varying elements of its social life. Creeds
and professions fall away in presence of danger to
the nation, and men a full half -circle apart in opin
ions land interests line up side by side to defend
human rights and liberty. The movement empha
sizes the claim that our cause is the cause of man
kind, and that with our victory all the world will
The new organization will be the more power
ful because it comes behind the latest declaration
of purposes from the president, that "the only way
to end the war is by complete victory of the na
tions representing democratic ideals over the Ger
man doctrine of force." This simply means that
kaiserism must be crushed. Acceptance of peace on
terms put forward by Germany or Austria will not
settle the issue. Such peace would"not leave the
world safe "for democracy. Only , when the
strength of militarism is broken, and the right of
self-governmertt is fully established, will the vic
tory we seek beWs. ; . ,.
It has been found necessary to organize in
America to combat the influence of sinister forces
working against the good of the nation, and none
of the combinations will do more to overcome the ,
harm that might ensue from the nefarious activi
ties of our enemies than the League for National
Unity, f .
Select Your Seed Corn Now." .
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Farmer! who intend to plant corn next epnng
should select their seed now. A magnificent crop
has been splendidly ripened, and each field con
tains ; sbtnet ears of mOre than usual promise.
These are the ones that should be laid aside for
seeding. , Nothing breeds more true to type than
corn; like inevitably produces like in the corn
field. If inferior seed is planted, an inferior crop
is produced, and the converse is exactly true. In
'the great corn-growing states the average yield
per acre has been largely increased because of
careful seed selection, although this waa not a
general practice until a very few years ago. Good
corn land will grow big ears better than ryubbins,
and it is no more trouble to take care of a crop
that will return' sventy-fjvusKejto the acre
than it is to look "aTteFone that will "only run
twenty. The only sure (way .fimakf (he soil da
its full duty is to put in goo'd'seed. Right now is
the best time to select the smooth, welt filled, per
fectly cylindrical ears of corn,' to be put away un
til February, when' they may be tested for gcrtni
nation qualities', that the planter . may know what
to expect. , . .vM .... v , .. . f
The Old Farm Comes Back
By Frederic J. Haskin
Washington. Oct. 7. Honorable C B. Slemp,
who is the only republican member of congress
from the state of Virginia, has become an ardent
partisan of those scientific methods of farming
which the Department of Agriculture is striving to
esiaDiisn in an pans or me country. , ,!.
Mr. Slemp has doubtless always been a partisan
of science -and progress in farming, but he, now
has a brand new enthusiasm on the subject derived
from a little experiment of his own. The ma
terials of the experiment were an old Virginia
farm that hadn't paid since" long before the war,
an ambitious young friend who wanted to be a
farmer, but didn't know how, and an expert in the
Department of Agriculture. The results of the ex
periment are embodied in a letter from the young
friend, which Mr. Slemp is showing to all and
sundry, and which is the basis of this story. The
significance of the exgeriment isthat there are
thousands of farms in Virginia and other . states,
just like this one,, which have not paid a hundred
dollars a year for over a century, but which the
magic wand of method could transform, as it did
this one, into paying properties.
The farm in question is located in Lee county,
Virginia, and has been in the possession of Mr.
Slemp's family for a hundred years. . It consists
of a good bit of pasture, ten acres of woodland,
fifteen or twenty acres of really good soil, and a
good many more acres that are worn out by long
and unvaried cultivation. There are seventy acres
in all and they are worth perhaps $50 an acre. The
other assets consist of a little farm machinery, a
team and an old family carriage which was con
verted by the enterprising young man into a de
When this young friend first took hold of the
prdperty he was filled with ambition and the farm
ing methods of his forefathers. He carefully fer
tilized a part of the land and planted it in wheat.
The rest he planted in corn. He then set down to
wait for the corn and wheat to grow. In due
course he reaped just enough wheat to pay for the
fertilizer and just enough corn to feed the team,
leaving him where he was when he started minus
what it cost him to live.
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At this juncture the expert from Washington,
whose name is withheld, steps upon the scene. He
points out that none of this soil is fit for raising
wheat, but that a certain part of it is capable of
producing a fine crop of potatoes, and that corn
can be raised on another patch-of the. soil. He
emphasizes the need for a garden, from which
fresh vegetables can be gathered for summer use
and the residue canned and pickled for the winter.
In this connection he also points out to the young
man that he is neglecting a splendid market for
produce in the mines, which employ hundreds of
men, . and are, only six miles away on a fine
macadam road. '
This market, he adds, makes it a matter of the
utmost expediency to raise chickens, as there is a
ready market for both broilers and tstet. But no
.feed must be purchased for these fowls, or they
win ear, up ine prom, aunnowers must be planted.
iney grow easily and sunflower seed is an ideal
chicken food. A crop of sorghum must be put
into the ground at once. The seeds will add to
the supply of chicken feed and the cane will do for
, To Check Stealing of Autos. .
i One point on which automobile owners7 and
dealers unite is that some means should be devised
to check thievery. Annual losses through theft of
machines now foots up to many millions, while
the practice has come to be arriving industry in
some parts' of the country.' Organized gangs
boldly operate. nd prey at will, and once a ma
chine is stolen the chances are against its ever
being recovered by its rightful owner. Insurance'
.companies and -police authorities alike are persist
ent and vigilant in pursuit of the thieves, but the
number of machines stolen does not decrease. One
reason for this' is that buyers still say ."it is
naught" and rejoice whenf they have gone their
way. :, Unless a thief can find a purchaser for his
stolen wares, his enterprise avails nothing. Al
ready in some parts of the country .much, close su
pervision Is given the sale of used machines, with
the effect of discouraging dishonesty. More gen
eral application 'of rules that will not embarrass
honest dealers, yet will keep track of all transac
tions of the kind, is thought to be a feasible solu
tion of the problem. The old' doctrine of let the
purchaser beware might well be revived to meet
the situation. '. .. ' X v- C-
; y Clean-Up Day for Nebraska. ;
Governor Neville designates November 2 as
"clean-up" day for Nebraska. This is just a re
minder of what every day should be. Nebraska's
contribution to the fire loss of the. nation is en
tirely too large,' and most of it is inexcusable.
Very few fires happen but are the result of some
body's carelessness. Precautions easily taken are
the ' only remedy, and only vigilance can bring
safety. It is no credit to our people that so much
property Is sacrificed needlessly' for want jof a
little forethought Care abort premises, in hand
ling: inflammables, attending to fires for heating
and other purposes, inspection of lighting systems,
the storage of goods, and other routine observa
tion will sa ve --million 4 in money and djscomfort
beyond calculation. It is especially important in
time of war, when' the nation has need of all it
produces, that the offerings to the god of waste he
omitted. The state has nothing to waste, and the
constant and patriotic duty of its people is to
guajd against fire at all times! - .
War's mighty sweep shatters traditions in all
directions. Heretofore the United states jealous
ly guarded the ranking title of "General," and be;
stowed it only on commanders who had won their
spurs by the highest military achievement. Now
the situation calls for two full-fledged generals,
and the honor falls to Pershing and Bliss, whose
tasks are before them. . V V i'v
Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, Massachus
etts, Ohio and Indiana, in the order named, Com
prise the volunteer banner states of the union,
having recruited 100,760 men for the regular army.
Up to October 5 twenty-eight qf the forty-eight
states had completed their quotas of regulars. Ne
braska, ranks sixteenth, having recruited ' 3,776
; ' As for the rest of the land, which is 'worn out
and will not produce enough grain to pay for seed
and fertilizer, it must be. planted m cowpeas; for
these legumes are "nitrogen fixing" and will re
store the soil to its fertility. What is to be done
with the cowpeas after they are raised? Two
brood sows must be purchased. There are a couple
of sunny knolls in the south end of the farm which
are serving no purpose whatever. They wjll make
an ideal summer hog pasture and the cowpeas will
supply the winter feed.
, Down in the pasture there are about ten "vol
unteer" apple trees, which means trees planted by
the birds and raised by the grace of God. They
had a good crop of nots very, high grade apples
upon them. Some of these apples must be canned
and the rest made into cider, . Nothing roust be
wasted; the time.of the farmer-and the resources
of the farm must both be utilized in the highest
possible degree. Even those patches of wild plum
in 'the meadow with their heavy crop of tart r,ed
fruit must be used. Canned they will be worth
dollars, f ' , . ; '. ',
The young man planted those crops exactly as
per diagnosis. He ' got two brood sows, some
chickens and a $15 incubator. He converted the
family carry-all into a delivery wagon. He bought
some waste lumber from a sawmill and built a
barn. In fact he did all the expert had advised
and more,' too. There is nothing, absolutely noth
ing, 4o add to this story except the letter from the
young man . " .
"Well, I guess you will be surprised to hear
from me. We have been awfully busy this year
and I feel good to think that I am getting a start.
"Martha and I have seventy-seven gallons of
kraut, fifty gallons of beans, ninety pint glasses of
jelly, forty, cans of tomatoes, fifty cans of corn,
fifty cans ..of beans, thirty-five cans of pickles,
thirty-five cans ef sweet ' pickles, two cans of
plums, twenty-five cans of berries. We expect to
nave seventy-five cans of apples-, when we finish
canning. We have about twelve bushels of dried
beans and will have about three or four bushels
of soup beans, if we have good luck in-gathering
them. . . ' " ' ' '
"We have one-fourth of the barn covered. It
is awfully hard to get tabor as most everybody is
busy, cutting corn. We "are selling about eight
gallons of buttermilk' each week at 20 cents per
gallon and could sell 100 gallons if I had it But
ter Is 35 to 40 cents and eggs 40 to 50 cents.
"My uncle talks like he would buy sixty spring
pullets for winter;layers, and we would, go halves
on the profit I hav plenty of sunflower seed and
cane seed for chicken feed and won't have to feed
corn" this year. ' Guess we will have about 150 gal
lons of molasses from cane raised.- I will also
have about $25 in brooms when I get them made.
, "I have two nice calves which ought to bring
me $50 to $60. I almost forgot to tell you that I
have a cider press and that we have put up fifty
gallons of cider for vinegar out of the waste ap
ples I can't sell. I will have enough to fill another
fifty-gallon keg. , ; ' . :,
I want to try seven acres in truck patch next
season. I am crazy to find something to do this
winter that will make me some money. It will
hot be long before I have all of my crops sold and
nothing to do.
"Am sorry that you could not come to see us
when our crops were in full bloom. Be sure and
come the first chance you have. '
, "P. S.I hae $1.003 in the bank." .
Wages of Fighting Men
TbonuM F. Lofaa la I-alle'i
Canturinj? American "Sammies" is a decidedly
.more lucrative occupation for the Prussian sol
diers than fighting or the fatherland. V Hen the
kaiser offered a bonus of $75 to the first man of
his forces in France who captured an American
soldier he fixed a sum that represents mote than
three years' pay of a private in the German army.
The pay given American soldiers compared with
the pay of thi British Tommy, the French poilu,
the Italian Alpini, the German boche and the other
fighting men of Europe seems handsome wages.
The American second-class private-will receive
$33 a month. The French soldier receives "exactly
$31.50 less, or $1.50 a month. The Russian pri
vate gets 32 cents a month; the Austro-Hunga-"rian
troops, are given 2J$ cents a day.- Great
Britain allows its fighting men $7.60 a month at
home, with an additional allowance for service
in France, Mesopotamia and other foreign terri-,
tor ies. . Italy ranks second in generosity, allow
ing a monthly minimum of $5.83. Spain compen
sates its soldiers with a monthly wage of $4.42;
Germany has a wage scale beginning at $1.65; Ja
pan's soldiers at home receive $8 a year, and Tur
key grants its men $11 a year. .-: . '
, "Sure Thing" Shure is a sure enough' saloon
keeper at Chicago. , Believing that a sure shot
salesman sold him diluted booze, Shure caused
his arrest. The salesman turned the tables on
Shure in court and -had him locked up for false
arrest Sure thing, Shure 1
Right In the Spotlight.
Dr. 'Washington Gladden, known as
tle Nestor of Congregationalism, will
be the most conspicuous figure in the
annual conference of the National
Council of Congregational Churches,
which in to meet today In his home
city oU Columbus, O. Dr. Gladden has
been prominent through a long career
aa an ethical teacher, for hla combined
gifts as a speaker anal writer, inasmuch
as pastoral duties in Brooklyn, N. Y.,
Springfield, Mass.,' and Columbus,
have not prevented him from writing
much for journals of the highest class.
He was one of the first clergymen in
the United States to indicate an under
standing of and sympathy with the
cause of organized labor. He has been
a steady and consistent foe of business
monopolies and was the originator of
the phrase "tainted money." Dr. Glad
den is a native of Pennsylvania and
is now in his eighty-second year;
One Year Ago Today In the War.
British House of Commons agreed
to thirteenth war credit of $1,600,
000.000. Washington government rejected
British contention submarines were
not ehtitled to enter American ports,
holding that they must be treated ex
actly as other warships.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago Today.
The board of public works met for
the purpose of considering bids for the
new city hall.
.A small blaze was discovered in the
basement under the Wabash ticket of
fice near the corner of Fifteenth and
Farnam streets. It was pronTptly ex
tinguished by the chemical.
Mrs. Hellman, president of the He
brew Ladles' Sewing society, has re
guested the secretary to call- the third
annual meeting of that body Thursday
next to elect officers for the ensuing
year and to organize work for the poor
and needy during the coming winter.
Colonel Crocker, vice president of
the Central Pacific railroad, passed
through Omaha to New York in his
special car "Buementura," .
. Edwin Sherwood and H..T. McCor
mlck have just returned from an ex
tended trip to Wyoming.
On occasion of the twentieth anni
versary of the wedding of Colonel John
H. Gibson of the uniform rank ef
Knights of Pythias of Omaha, between
thirty and forty members of the order
offered their congratulations to the
colonel and his wife last Friday.
The National Cash Register System,
which Is now being hown in the Pax
ton, is attracting a good deal of atten
tion among our retail business' men.
A committee of gentlemen came over
from Council Bluffs to see If more cars
could not be furnished by the Union
Pacific on the occasion of President
Cleveland's visit on Wednesday next.
The bank clearings were $510,061.25.
This Day in History.
1775 The last colonial governor of
Massachusetts sailed for England.
1797 Carter Braxton a Virginia
signer of the Declaration of Inde
pendence, died in Richmond. Born at
Newlngton. Va., September 10, 1736
1845 Formal opening of the United
States Naval academy.
184,7 -Jerome Bonaparte returned
to France after having -lived in exile
thirty-two. years, .. .
1870 Bavarians defeated' part of
French, army of the Loire near Or
leans. 188S Two-cent letter postage went
into effeet in the United States.
1888 Sixty-one persons were killed
In a railroad collision near Penn
Haven, Pa. , . . '
1902 A. congress on German co
lonial enterprise net at Berlin.
1914 British air squadron bombed
Zeppelin hangar at Dusseldorf. - .
1915- Bulgarians began their in
vasion of Serbia. ,
The Day We Celebrate.
Isaac W. Carpenter, president of the
Carpenter Paper company, was born
in Illinois sixty-one years ago today.
J. Fred Smith is celebrating his fifty
seventh birthday today. He is pro
prietor of the Smith ijrlck . company;
John H. Liohberger, manager of the
Fisk Rubber company here, is today
celebrating his forty-first birthday.'
Harry S. Weller was born in Macon;
Ga., forty-nine years ago. He is vice
president of the Richardson Drug com
pany. ' .. - -
.Brigadier General George B. Dun
can, U. S. A., who has been awarded
the; Croix de - Guerre by the French
government born- in Kentucky, fifty
six years ago today. -
Major General John W. Ruckman,
IT. S. A, who, has been In command
of the South Atlantic Coast artillery
district born In Illinois, fifty-nine
years ago today.
. Dr..Frldtjof Nansen, famous Arctic
explorer, now heatl of the Norwegian
mission to the United States, born near
Christiania, fifty-six years ago today.
Lord Reading, lord chief justice of
Great Britain, now on a special mission
to the United States, born in London,
fifty-seven years ago today.
Admiral Edward von Cappelle, Ger
man minister of marine and directing
hand of Germany's submarine warfare,
born sixty-two years ago today.
John D. Ryan, president of the
world's biggest copper mining corpor
ation, born at Hancock, Mich., fifty
three years ago today. ,
Timely Jottings and Kemlnders. '
Catholic temperance societies
throughout the world today will ob
serve the 126th anniversary of the
birth of Father Mathew, the "Apostle
Today is the independence day of
the Chinese republic, being the sixth
anniversary of the beginning of the
great revolution against the Manchu
St Louis is to be the meeting place
today of the annual convention of the
National Association of Casualty and
Surety Agents. t
"Christian Usefulness" is to be the
theme of the thirty-second national
convention of. the. Brotherhood of S,
Andrew, which is to begin its sessions
today In Philadelphia. - ,'
Leading members of the Congre
gational denomination from all .sec
tions of tTie United States, together
wlt.h missionaries from foreign lands,
are to gather at Columbus. O., today to
take part in the biennial meeting of
ths National Council of Congrega
Conservation and Car Fares.
Omaha, Oct 8, To the Editor of
The Bee: In a , recent issue of The
Bee a very bitter attack was made on
the live stock interests and I have been
.informed that same came through
-Food Commissioner Wattles' sugges
tion. The yard traders, order buyers
and in particular the commission men
were flayed for their methods of doing
It is very evident that the author of
the article knew little about live stock
conditions, otherwise such an article
would never have appeared in print '
Mr. Wattles also seemed to be very
much perturbed over the fact that re
cently the live stock commission mer
chants raised their fees a trifle in
keeping with the advance in operating
their business and immediately de
manded that same be cvt to the old
schedule during the war.
Mr. Wattles seems to be of the im
pression that conservation is a neces
sary thing in every line of business but
his own. You know there is not a
more, patriotic class of men in the
world than the live stock men in gen
eral, and they give up their money
more freely for all good .causes than
any other class.
It Is a well known fact that Mr. Wat
tles owns and controls the Omaha &
Council Bluffs Street Railway system,
and has made millions out of the
operation of this company. Now would
it not.be in keeping with Mr. Wat
tles' ideas of conservation, to cut the
street car fares in two as long as the
war continues? This would be some
Just think of the millions of loaves
"of bread that It would furnish the
poor boys In the trenches, who are giv
ing up their life's blood for our coun
try! Let's make this a fifty-fifty propo
sition. Let the man who can bestaf
ford to. show his hand in the same
manner that the working people do in
giving up their "bit" to help win the
war. GENE MELADY.
Storyette of the Day. ; ,
At .the Century club, In New York,
a number of literateurs were com
plaining bitterly about the age of
magazine editors. :
"Yes, yes, they're too old," aald a
critic. "A bunch of fossils. No won
der they get out such rotten maga
zines." Alfred Noyes, the poet looked up
from a rejected threnody which He
was tidying with a rubber eraser
previous to sending it off on its rounds
"What la the average age of these
men?" he asked.
"Sixty-four." the critic answered.
,. . "That's it!" said Mr. Noyes. "That'a
just it! 'They've all reached their de
clining years." Washington Star.
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