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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1917.
The Omaha Bee
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Subecrfbere Uarinf ths city SBauld have Tba Baa aaaUeel
to them. Aedrees chaagtd aa ottew aa requested. .
. Up, Italy, and at 'em! Remember Lombardy
and give 'em lumbago. "
Those Industrial Workers of the World should
understand that they would make their proposed
cfovention most welcome to Omaha by their
Exemption board members, who thought they
had about finished their job, discover they have
only gotten started. 1N0 exemption for the ex
emptioners. 1 i
' 1 is significant that Prof. Brigham's prediction
'; of an early and sudden finish of the war followed
a satisfactory test of Colonel Matter's "vestibular
apparatus." .A prophetic coincidence.
The price-fixing end of the food administration
should lose no time in conscripting the idle ex
perts of the Elgin butter board. Such experienced
talent would solve the perplexities of price-fixing
a Jitty. '
Complaint is made that price-fixing has not
noticeably reduced the cost of the articles in
question. Food, control'however, has hardly got,
ten a start Give a little more time and it ought
to do better.. ' ' ' ' :
Try to Imagine, if you can, what would have
happened to us had Senator Hitchcock put over
" hi pet bill to help the kaiser by making us help
less to manufacture the arms and ammunition
necessary for self defense,' v '.. '.'
, A stable market for the essentials of farm prod
ucts enables producers to plan ahead with the cer
tainty of profitable results. Thi evil of specula
tion in necessaries Is largely excluded, and pro
ducers and consumers alike are benefited.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Canadian liberal leader,
objects to conscription of human life because the
law does not also conscript wealth and other ma
: terial esources. Sounds exactly like Senator La
Follette, thundering for the applause of Potsdam. I
, ; Militant pickets hug the delusion that a hunger
Strike will "forct President Wilson to endorse
suffrage , by constitutional amendment" Some
ral friend the cause would render the sisters
a service by sending them a diagram of the Wil-
' sonian jaw. .,. : ; ; . 'l , .
Hunger striking among Washington militants
is reported to have been stopped by liquid food,
given through rubber, tubes. Despite the advance
in domestic science a return to first and secondary
dating principles loses none of their charm.
" among children. I ' '
y Lenine and Trouky look imposing on the plat
form reared by the radical coup ti'etat But ra
dicalism before and after taking power are two
(liffercnt propositions. 'Radicalism serves to get
:.. r- it t a i-. j
in ou. ivcspwiisiunuy imposes soorieiy ana cau-;
. t ion. and those who fail to exercise both guickly
teach the toboggan. v i , r. .
1 ' St. Louis boasts that it is now-the world's
greatest primary fur market and that its fame as
a fur center dates back to 1764. The first settle
ment of Nebraska was also through the establish
ment of a fur trading post at Bellevue and
as direct heir to the industry, Omaha ought to
be well to the front as a fur market. ;
L- Lieutenant General von Ardenne, military
Critic of the Berlin Tageblatt, bears unwilling tes
, timony to the irresistible might of British artillery
in Flanders. This is the first outspoken acknowl
edgment of allied superiority in artillery, which
has existed for over a year." Germany's decline
in that vital factor in the war definitely marks its
' final'defeat. . . ' w!
No Christmas Gold
', . Regarding the ronservatioa of its jfold hold
ings under present conditions as ot prime irapor
tance. the Treasury deoartment declines to tuth
o rise deposits with sub-treasuries for new gold
coins tor holiday use, and New York banks are
. now advising their customers of the restriction.
This action will deprive many persons of an
agreeable sight they are accustomed to see only
at Christmas time, though indeed most oeoDle
never see a gold piece from one year's end to an
. Other. Apart from that, the loss will be merely
sentimental; a $10 or $20 gold certificate is just
as sati&tactory a present, even it it lacks the
magic properties of the coin.. A gold certificate
, at any rate, may be "bright and yellow." if not
"hard and cold. "There is, of course, the disad
vantage that paper money is easier to spend, and
it takes a lot of it to create the deceptive tense
of wealth caused by the possession of a few
jingling gold pieces.
, Yet the gold pieces in individual hands const!
, tute in the aggregate a stock of gold of substan
tial proportions which it ia better for the gov
ernment to keep than to have hidden away iq
;- desks or private sate-deposit boxes. The govern
ment has its own conserving to do. and the Dub
lie can be made to help by just such means. The
abandonment of the old practice of paying di
rectors tees in gold is another aid to gold con'
AH similar expedients assist In maintaining the
, country's gold reserves at a maximum and put
gold to its most important use as a war asset.
' while involving no self-denial on the part of any
citizen, They are a far remove from the necessity
enforced in some of the countries at war of cast-
if gold jewelry into the melting-pot for the gov
cftiment's benefit ;
Installment Payments for the War Taxes. '
The head of a big jobbing house in Omaha,
whose business -runs up into large figures, calls
our attention to the hardships needlessly entailed
by the new revenue law in requiring lump sum
payment of the excess profits tax and suggests
relief by permitting the payment' of this tax in
quarterly installments. This war tax is going to
be computed, he tells us, on the paper profits on
the books representing goods in stock at present
exorbitant prices and can be paid only by taking
money out of the business or by borrowing at the
bank. He describes the condition confronting the
big business establishment in this fashion:
Take a house that in normal times .is en
titled to a credit of $100,000 based on the nor
mal price of stock. In order to have the same
amount of credit now they will have to have a
line of credit of $150,000 and that credit is based
on inflated prices. Nearly every business house
uses its maximum credit in February and March'.
Now if in addition to the maximum credit these
houses are going to call on the banks for large
sums for government tax, it is going to strain
alot of them. Not only that. No business man
will feel justified in getting into that shape in
1918.' When they reach the place where the
government -is going to get 60 cents out of
every dollar that they make and is going to re
quire it in cash, they are not going to exert
themselves very much. The government ought
to make this as easy as possible and the right
way to do it is to break up that cash payment
The case is here presented with forceful clear
ness. The new war revenue law will admittedly
have to undergo more or less amendment at the
hands of, the coming session of congress, and
this seems to be one place where it might be
modified to the benefit of all concerned. -
Mob Spirit and War Measures.
Happenings at Cincinnati," Tulsa and else
where are signs of the intense feeling aroused
by obstructors who have sought to thwart the
nation in its course. Interposition has brought
down on them summary 'punishment from citi
zens who have impulsively but unwisely taken
the law into their own hands. . Admitting the
full strength of the great provocation, no jus
tification can be found for the action of mobs.
War itself is an orderly proceeding, as system
atically arranged and definitely carried out as
anything can be, therefore it should be an ex
ample to the citizens. Offenses of the men
on whom the . mobs have visited their wrath
were such as to sorely try the patience of the
patriotic, but the law can deal with all such.
The only sure way to sustain the 'law is to
give it all due respect. The dignity and power
of the people is back of every statute and sup
ports everyxourt and its officers, and is fully
capable of putting living iprce into all law. Dis
regard for the customary peaceable processes of
the law. is not to be countenanced at any time,
no matter by whom committed. The I W. W.
will not be cured, by mob. proceedure, in Tulsa
or anywhere else. America is seeking to show
the world an example of orderly and effective,
government by the people, and good citizens
should assist at all times to the end that we do
not fail in this. War work will go' ahead faster
if everybody wilt help peace officers in discharge
ing their duties, and; let the law deal with
offender - ' " '
, r Peking Trial Juries.
Judges of our district court have adopted a
rule which may expedite the progress of jus
tice. In the future the judge will himself in
terrogate the. talesman ; as to hfs qualifications
as a juror and, his fitness to sit in the case on
trial, permitting the attorneys to ask pertinent
questions only after the'eourt has been satisfied.
The purpose, of course, is to speed up the se
lection of trial: juries, The . Bee ventures to
renew a suggestion we once made that much
time might be saved by the simple expedient
of preparing a card index of each jury panel,"
requiring the talesmen to give in advance under
oath information as to their names, places of
residence, occupations, and Other personal data
whose disclosure now takes up so ,much time
in court. This index would, stop all the dupli
cated questioning and permit necessary examina
tions of talesmen to proceed immediately on their
entering the box. As
The special practices of attorneys in select
ing jurors have long been occasion for criticism.
It is the natural, inclination of each litigant to
secure every possible advantage to his cause,' but
this is not always conducive to expediting jus
tice. It is not the Jury system that is at fault,
but ls application frequently distorts its purpose.
If our district court bench will' introduce
changes that will bring more speedy results, sav
ing tinre and consequently money for the tax
payers, they will very likely open a door through
which may come other reforms, and eventually
restore the jury system to a fuller measure of
public respect and confidence. '
Canned Goods Are Safe
1 By Fre eric J. Has. in
Washington, Nov. 9.There are 1,000,000,000
cans of home-canned fruits and vegetables on the
pantry, shelves of American homes today. Those
billion cans are a huge jnonument to the patriot
ism and the speed and efficiency with which demo
cratic America can rally to meet an emergency.
They are a weight of some size on the spirit of
German autocracy and a colossal stumbling block
in the oath of Germany's march to world domina
tion. They are the most important collection of
cans the world has ever seen. And it is vitally im
portant that the American people should realize
that these cans are cans of good food, safe to use,
safe to eat, and that certain fantastic tales being
circulated concerning .them are utterly without
. . Holland Makes Concessions.
. Holland's government having finally agreed to
meet conditions laid down by the United States,
Dutch ships long held at eastern ports have been
released and soon will be sailing for home. Their
cargoes include supplies, of various sorts needed
by the Dutch and food for the Belgians. This1
restoration to commerce of the Dutch ships is 'a
moral victory for the United States quite as im
portant as any it is likely to gain during the war.
The main point was the insistence by our gov
ernment that the Dutch do not withdraw their
shipping from the seas. It was planned in Hol
land that vessels load at American ports with full
cargo, return, home and be interned in safety for
the remainder of the war. This withdrawal, a con
cession to the German U-boat policy, would be
as unneutral an act as Holland well could com
mit short of actual entry into the war. Our gov
ernment refused to permit any of the Dutch ships
to leave American ports until assured they would
be retained in the overseas service. Holland,' in
finally yielding the point, is perhaps as much
moved by necessity as by a stiffening of backbone,
but the case is clear. 1 Our government could not
afford to permit the Dutch to follow the course
they chose, but wisely insisted they adopt a policy,
that includes the performance of a duty, even if
it be at the hazard of offending Germany and
assumption of risk of U-boat attacks.
If the exhibit of Liberty loan subscriptions,
or rather oversubscriptions, maps the intensity
of the spirit of patriotism the south is the section
least responsive and Wall street the best money
digger. Fortunately, however, loyalty cannot be
weighed out in gold or measured with i yard
stick, ' ....
The annual parting with the teachers naturally
occasions regret, deepened by . growing ac
quaintance . and esteem. Still, the weatherman
had no warrant for giving away public! feeling by
spilljig untimely heavenly tears.
The home canners of America canned 1,000,
000,000 cans of fruits and vegetables this year.
Next year, if all goes well and the spirit of the
people remains equal to the tasks of war, they
will can 1,500,000,000 cans of fruits and vegetables.
This is a war measure, and one of vital impor
tance. Any tale or rumor which tends to discour
age the use of this year's billion cans, or the pre
servation of next year's billion and a half, is of
aid and comfort to the enemy, although it may in
some instances be repeated in all good faith. Also,
such tales and rumors you have the unqualified
assurance of expert scientists to this effect are
quite without truth
Some of the rumors are so ridiculous that few
people will believe them. Some of them have a
superficial appearance of versimilitude. Here are
a tew that have been discovered, investigated, and
exploded by authorities of the federal govern
ment Exhibit A is the tale, circulated early in the
canning season, that a part of the glass jars and
rubber rings in use bad been poisoned by German
spies. Not a single poisoned rubber has been lo
cated. Not a single poisoned jar has been found.
Exhibit B is a rumor to the effect that the govern
ment is going to seize home canned food products.
Whether the story was started deliberately to
hamper the canning campaign, or whether it
simply arises from an utter misconceptbn of the
nature; and purposes of the food administration
is not important What is important, is that the
story is not .true, The government is not going to
seize any home canned foods.
Another report circulated in some sections of
the country says that not only home canned foods,
but also commercial canned products, have in
some cases been poisoned by German spies, and
that it would be unsafe to eat any canned foods
this year. Such a tale, if deliberately invented
and set afloat, is no compliment to the intelli
gence of the American people expected to refrain
from eating canned goods in consequence. More
probably, it is just one of the war rumors that
seem to start themselves. At any rate, so far as
the authorities here know, there has not been a
single authentic or official report of any home or
factory canned foods being poisoned in this man
ner, v ;
Perhaps the most annoying report that has
been making its unpatriotic rounds is the report
that fruits and vegetables canned by what is
known as the "one-period cold-pack method," are
liable to be unsafe as food. The cold-pack method
is the one that the Department of Agriculture
demonstrated alt over the country. It was careful
ly feted as the best all-around canning method
for all the regions where it was recommended and
taught It is at least as safe as any other method
of home canning. Although not known by this
specific name, it is the method used in all up-to-date
commercial canneries in the United States.
For those who may have canned foods of this
sort on their storeroom shelves, the following ab
solutely authoritative satement is offered by way
of reassurance-r-"The cold-pack process has been in
use for five years and not a single death or
serious illness has resulted from the consumption
of food saved according to its directions." ,
The long and short of the whole matter of canned
food is, that there is no more danger from eating
it this year than there was any other year. There
' " vnif to cannea xooa, out to spoiled
. iisti, i uau mux, to oysters, ana a num
ber of other. Thrr sr slt -( i
death caused by street accidents, but we do not
on that account stop using the streets. Most of us
tivo jicrcr K1Yen we matter a tnougnt; those
who are perhaps wiser, proceed a little more
CarefUlIV. ThlS CtUatinn nfannaJ tA
be regarded in the same way. Select the products
for canning carefully. Don't can fruits or veg-
v..u,w iuk uw uui seem nrm ana souna. .rut
them un carfnllv Tf tti .nnit.j .t-
open them, throw them away. This will not affect
mc kiw mass ot periectiv gooa canned products
on the nation s shelves. It you want to take extra
precautions, recook canned foods a little before
aaix,in tL ' A J . . i .a
ovitiiib mew. mm rememoer mat our mothers
and crranHmnrnvra an1 K-f .1
lowed the, practice of "putting up" fruits and veg-
there has been for the last century. Remember, too,
mat nonie. canning is a big help in winning the
war. and tret hehmrl rni ,,.?..:-
A Matter of Safety
-Nw Yorti Journal el Commerca
A serious question that is occupying official
attention at Washington is that of removing all
lurking enemies or possible agents of enemies
away from the seaports of the country and away
from districts occupied in producing, storing or
shipping any kind ot war supplies for our govern
ment or for those with whom we are allied in
conducting war operations or preparing to con
duct them. There has been plenty of warning in
fires, explosions or other methods of destruction
of the presence of these creatures and of the
danger of harboring them. . -
. Some of them may be American citizens with
rights and obligations as such, but any of those
guilty of these acts should be so interned within
prison walls or otherwise disposed of as to do no
further harm while the war lasts. Those who are
actual alien eneniies, however innocent the greater
number may be of these sneaking offenses, should
be kept at a safe distance, safe for themselves as
well as for the persons and property of American
citizens and the vital interests of the American
government It may not be practicable or desir
able to get them wholly out of the country, where
they might do more harm than they would here
under proper restraint It is desirable to stop the
harm they are doing and seeking to do here.
Ihese people, of whom there are estimated to be
something like a million in the country, including
ail members of their families and persons under
their control, serve to illustrate the singular con
trast between the; way alien enemies, actual and
potential, are treated in this country and in Ger
many. Ao aliens, enemy or otherwise, are living
2h0,,r( do,n ny harm, if they are per
mitted to stay at all If they were to perform any
such acts as hove occurred here in this category,
they wouldnot live long anywhere, certainly not
at large. They would probably be doing forced
labor and in a state of starvation, if allowed to live
at all. We can have no desire to emulate the Teu
tonic treatment but prudence requires us to look
closely to our own safety in these times.
People and Events -
By experiment with sugar beets, it h.as been
pLroveV'tbat plants TO'w'n8 close to the ground
thrive better when planted in rows runnimr from
east to west, rather than from north to south. ,
Uncle Tommy Paine of Belvidere, N. lends
a touch of realism to the ribald pipe dream,
"Smoke here and you'll smoke hereafter." While
celebrating the 101st anniversary of his birth last
week Tommy puffed the fragrance, of innumerable
gift cigars, sandwiching the joy of the occasion
with whiffs from his old dudeen. Uncle Tommy
hails from Ireland and has lived around Belvidere
I TODAY I
Right in the Spotlight
When the Southern Medical associa
tion meets In annual session in Mem
phis today, the presiding officer will be
Dr. Duncan Eve, of Nashville, who la
president of the association. Dr. Eve
is one of the recognized leaders of
the medical profession in the south
and is equally prominent as a practi
tioner and educator. A native of Au
gusta, Ga., he graduated from the
University of Nashville in 1870 and
from the Bellevue Hospital Medical
college in New York four years later.
Since 1875 he has been engaged in the
practice of his profession In Nash
ville. For nearly 20 years he was dean
and professor of clinical surgery at the
University of Tennessee, and since
1895 he has been a member of the
faculty of the Vanderbilt University
Medical college. To the profession at
large Dr. Eve is well known by reason
of his prominence in various medical
societies and his writings for the medi
One Year Ago Today In the War. "
' Austro-Germans broke through the
Russian lines in the Halle section.
After days of hard fighting, the
French captured the whole of the vil
lage of Salllisel, in the Somme region.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago. ' . )
Frank Parnell and J. R.'Stice on.
a recent goose hunt, at Willow Island,
up the Platte, dropped seven geese out j
or a nocx or nine.
The usually brilliantly lighted hotels
of Omaha were in comparative dark-
ness last night and the guests had to
get along with candles in their rooms.
The cause was an accident to the gas
A1 delegatlpn of the Omaha Wheel
club will make a run to Blair and re
turn. The board of education held a sne-
'ctal session to finish the official count
of the votes on the granting ot 1200,
000 bonds for the purpose of buying
school sites and building new houses.
The Women's Christian Temperance
Union' of the World has appointed
yesterday and today as a special sea
son for prayer for temperance all over
Herman Kountze and Louis Mendel
ssohn have returned from Chicago,
where they made arrangements for
beautifying and enlarging the interior
of the First National bank.
William Webb, captairi of the chem
ical, was married to Miss Minnie Nor
ris, daughter of B. F. Norrisv The af
fair was a quiet one and took place at
the residence of the bride's parents,
corner of Twentieth street and St
This Day In History.
1775 The Americans under Mont
gomery attempted to surprise the Brit
ish and take Montreal.
1780 Americans defeated the Brit
ish at battle of Broad river, North Car
- 1816 James Monroe of Virginia
was elected president ot the United
'1818 Colonel Walker K. Armlstead
of Virginia was appointed chief en
gineer of the United States army.
1864 General ' Sherman cut the
wires connecting Atlanta with Wash
ington and isolated his army.
1898 The earl of Mlnto took the
oath as governor-general of Canada,
1914 The Germans were forced
back of the Yser. -
1915 British, French and Russian
ministers in Athens demanded Greek
premier announce attitude he would
take if allied troops be driven back
into Greece. v
The Day We Celebrate.
Harry A. Holdrege, with the Ne
braska Power company, ia 44 years old
Major General Frederick S. Strong,
U. S. A., commanding Camp Kearney;
Cal., born at Paw Paw, Mich., 62 years
William B. Riddle, president of the
St Louis & San Francisco railway,
born at Belolt, Wis., 61 years ago to
day, i i
William Collier, one of the most pop
ular comedians of the American stage,
born in New York City, 49 years ago
Cecil 'Chesterton, noted ' English
author, editor and critic, born at Ken
sington, England, 38 years ago today.
Robert H. Baugh, president ot the
Southern league of .base ball clubs,
born at Elkton, Tenn., 63 years ago
today. .. t
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
'Representatives of organized labor
will assemble in force in Buffalo tcday
for the annual convention of the Am
erican Federation of Labor,
The differences between the south
western miners and Fuel Administra
tor Garfield are to be considered at a
general convention of the miners in
Kansas City today.
, Propletors of American hotels are
to open a big convention in New .York
City today in connection with the Na
tional Hotel Men's exposition.
The appearance of six new American
women singers and the production of
five operas and a ballet new to New
York, will add Interest to the season
ot the Metropolitan Opera company,
to begin in New York City tonight
The completion f 50 years of mis
sionary work for the women ot non
Christian lands is to be celebrated by
the Women's Board of Missions of the
Congregational church at a grand Ju
bilee meeting to open in Boston today.
Baltimore is to-be the meeting place
today of the annual convention of the
Investment Bankers association ot
America, In view of the fact that the
members of the association have taken
a prominent part in the marketing of
the two Liberty loans, the effect of this
government financing upon the bond
business in general will form an im
portant topic of discussion. , ; '
Storjette of the pay.'
"Mr. Smithers," said his wife, "if I
remember rightly, you have often said
that you disliked to see a woman con-,
stantly getting herself into print"
"1 do," said Smithers, positively.
"You consider it unwomanly and in
delicate, I believe?"
"Very." " "
"And you don't see how any man
could allow his wife to do anything ot
the kind 7" . ,
, "Certainly I don't .: -;
"Well, Mr. Smithers, in view of all
the facts in the case, I feel Justified
in asking you for a new silk dress."
"A new silk dresst" ,
"Yes: for the last eight years I have
had nothing better than calico, and I
want something else. I'm tired of get
ting into print" London Titbits.
OUT OP THE ORDINARY. 5
, ' Sceaeyalt, inventor of tha Charokaa alpha
bet, wat on of Usa great ana of the Indian
nee. He waa a haifbreed, whoaa Enjllah
nana wai Gaorra Gnaaa. Hfa father waa a
white man and hia mothtr a faHblaodcd In
dian woman.. ". . t
la aek at tha 19 or mora air raida audo
by Austria on Vanica, that city has baa
prapaxad. The electrical microphones at tha
Vaniee ebacrvatioa station ara said to bava
been able to detect the aosnd mada by tha
planes aa they left Trial t, milca away. '
Endorses Bee's Stand.
Omaha, Nov. 10. To the Editor of
The Bee: After reading the news note
I was truly glad to see your editorial
in today's Bee, entitled, "A Place to
Call a Halt" In fact' should have
been disappointed had The Bee over
looked this matter in its editorial col
umn. Isn't it the truth some lawyers have
descended so low in the plane of mor
als, that they would do moat anything
for a fee?
With true admiration for your out
spoken opinion in the matter, I beg to
remain, Yours truly,
A. H. FETTERS.
Food Control. . i
Omaha, Nov. 9. To the Editor of
The Bee: I read Mr. Agnew's letter in
Thursday's Bee and I heartily agree
with him. We are willing to do all
we can toward conserving food, but
what is the use if these greedy specu
lators are going to be allowed to de
stroy food by the carloads? Why will
our government tolerate ' such out
rages? I do not understand. ;
England has a food controller" who
really controls, according to reports.
"A Lincolnshire farmer has Just been
fined 127,500 for selling potatoes at a
price above the maximum fixed by
the British food controller." The sum
mentioned may .seem a heavy fine, but
without doubt it will be a sure pre
ventative against violation of the food
price law in England. Law is useless
unless it is observed.
Men and their families are asked to
economize and deny themselves in
order that food may be conserved, and
it is only Just that proper protection
be given them from the covetous, un
scrupulous dealers who are ready to
steal the bread from the mouths of
the hungry and fill their eoffers with
the money made in gambling in hu
man tears, suffering and blood.
It we must have, meatless days', and
Icorn instead of wheat and if we must
send our sons to the field of death,
surely we have a right to be protected
from the food gamblers who cpntrol
the markets. Perhaps our own coun
try might profit by the example set
by England. At any rate It's time
something was being done, or all our
saving will be of no use. ,
LINES TO A LAUGH.
. "I 'cannot imagine women fighting Ilka
men. Try at I may. I cannot plctura to
myself the Kussian women they tell about,
on tha field, fi fitting Ilka demona and work
Inr havoc right and left."
"Well. I'll cal! you over aome night whan
oar cook ia fighting mad." Baltimore
"Do you mise'the old exrlttfnent that
Crimson Gulch offered before the town went
"Not no much,' replied Broncho Bob.
"Prieea have gone up ao that twe buck
wheat cakea and a fried egg aeem Ilka
regular dlMipatlon." Washington Star.
"I wonder what tha German people think
of raiding open cities."
"Oh. lust what the kaiser tells them to
think about It." Life. ;
"Where did that head waiter get his
'I dunno. Aata Ilka a dude, rhV
Tea, I guesa experience does it. It must
take a long time to get so you can receive
money with Just that degree of poHta in
gratitude." Louisville Courier-Journal.
"Hive you a few minutes to spare, sir?"
"Toung man." roared the capitalist, "my
time Is worth 1100 an hour, but I'll give you
Thanks, but If It Is all the same to you,
sir, I belive I'd rather take it in cash "
THE GOLDEN GIRL.
HERE AND THERE.
' An American first invented tha process for
condensing milk E8 years ago.
Lord Drassey, in SO years, has' sailed
822,000 miles in different yachts.
Tha .Tennessee river this season yielded
S.OOO tons of mussel shall, selling at 815 to
820 a ton. .
Tha toast of "the king" is drunk every
night in every British military and naval
The British army absorbs in the way f
clothing supplies mora than 80 miles ' of
flannel a day.
About 1,419 miles of cloth are required
to make a service uniform and overcoat for
Tha British and Foreign Bibla society has
published tha scriptures in 00 different
languages and dialects, ' .
'A curious perquisite of a Danish, member
of parliament is tha right to a free Turkish
hath 'anywhere in tha kingdom., ' . ' .
Sir Henry Campbeli-Bannermsn is the only
British premier whose death has taken-, place
at tha official residence in Downing street.
M. Savinkoff, who was until recently Ru
sian minister of war, has asked to be en
rolled as a private soldier, in- a "shock"
- Nearly SO years ago Jules Verne, tb
famous French writer of Action, forecasted
submarines. Zeppelins, "tanks,'' and the
use of shells filled with poison gas. ,
In tha Bahamas the Irish language is
spoken by many of tha negroes, who are
mixed deseendanta of tha Hibernian patriots
banished long ago by Cromwell to tha Wast
Indies. ' ' .
. Billy Sunday i probably entitled to the
championship aa a "quick Are" speaker. Tha
famous evangelist ha been known to get
through 45,000 words in the course of one
of his sermons.
Fifteen years agoAdam Etoaffe! of Find
lay, O., purchased a Plymouth Bock hen, and
now the ban, at the age of 19 years, is lay.
ing eggs with tha rest of his flock, and there
are no indications that aha is going to quit
Costa Rica, whieh country has added its
name to the list of nation allied against
Germany, can muster an army of-0,000
men under war conditions, as there is eon
acription for ail males between tha ages of
IS and 60. ' . .
According to a prominent photographer,
who has had extensive opportunities to
study the expressions ot various people at
different ages, after SO year of wedded life
90 per cent of married couples begin to
bear likeness to each other, and in every
case it is tha wife who grows like the bus
band, and not the husband like tha wife.
, St Louis Globe Democrat.
"The fire on the hearth has burned low,"
Confided the charming Lenore.
"So sketch for mf, pray, ere you go,
Tho one little girl you adore."
"There are maidens and maidens," I aald;
"Ah, yes." sighed bewitching Lenore
"By many allurements we're led.
But one only one we adore.
"Well, her eyjs," I began, "must bt
"Like mine?" asked delighted Lenore
"From "the roses her cheeks take their
This one little girl I adore.
"And then," I paused) to her hair"
"It must be of spun gold," said Ig
nore "As the tresses of dawn, rosy-fair,
Are the locks ot the girl I adore.
"And her heart must he also of goM
"Ah, It is!" exclaimed lovely . Lenore
"She must be about 18 years old,
This sweet little girl I adore.
"She must live in a world of romance "
'But I do!'1 said the darling Lenore
"And a blush, or a : shy downward
I admire in the girl I adore.
"And the lips of thW maiden-so sweet
Are you listening?" "Yes." said Le
nore "When the Hps of her lover they meet
Proclaim her the girl I adore."
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