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le than. Address cnanieel aa altea aa reonestoel. ,
Sh6yld thepackers get together for a meat-
fte rlsv ' rftr ' will - anm ' htime . hp Aiv
before, ; . "'....
Here's : hoping the government, price fixers
make their figures stick better than, a purple
rKJTalMtTC XI 2.111 TJ. - '
: i vNo increased fe for cattle grazing' on pub
lic lands. j-ierdmasti ot tne west no doubt; will
welcome the, extra nourishment. . ''
tlFom Jaffa to Jerusalem Is only 30 miles,
and , the modern Philistines are legging it to
beat the pursuing band . of Britain 1 ., , , ',. .
; That -drive by. Sir Douglas Haig is surely
calculated to puncture "some of the excessive
self-glorification gathered in by the kaiser on the
-Omaha poured into two soldier welfare funds
in two weeks about. $1 per head of the popula
tion. ' We, are a long way from the point where
, More power to the pen as well as the gun of
Frank , McDermdtt of Missouri Valley, , some
where in France.' He shoots as straight at the
slackers at home as he sends the shrapnel "ever
the top." ' ' . V I
Wonder if the various State Councils of De
fense in other states are devoting their time to
the same 'weighty work that isy absorbing the
energies of our ' Nebraska ' State Council of
Defense. I '' ' . " " .
The man born in Germany who persuaded
himself, that', he could live in this country and
enjoy, full privileges f our institutions just as
well. without becoming naturalized is likely soon
to' discover his mistake. ', '"li . ' '
The trouble is that when the lawwas enacted
fixing the higher price for feeding prisoners in
jails ,veraging less than . 100 inmates, no one
dreamed the-population of the Douglas county
jail wbuld'eter fall, below TOO. ... ' ' '
; If your boy were stationed in a training camp
where, hospitable friends would take him in for
Thanksgiving and try, to make him feel at home,
yoit would appreciate it, wouldn't you? Remem
ber the other folks' boys at Fort Crbok and Fort
Omaha, waiting for a chance to fight youV battles.
'. For ; full dozen 4years Railroads battled . p
and down the tresches of "Missouri 'against, the
2-ceht, fare enemy. ,The state- held . its ground
for while, , but persistent .pressure counted .in
the nd," and sent the , railroads over :.thel top
Now; as heretofore ;to the 'brave - belong' the
esdrafarei,. ',-.Hi"" '. j'-V;.''';''''''-; ..;.
The pledged advance in sugar! beet prices,' crop:
of - J918, marks - the record ' s tim ulus for increased
cultivation and production. The certainty of lib
er'af profits in this as in other lines of farm prod
ucts spurs Nebraska htisbandmeft as never before
arid Challenges them to win wealth and the war
at th same time. !' ' .' '
' -r Th - Bolsheviki Js the ' I. W.'.W. of Russia.
It ia not, surprising,. therefore, to find dispatches
quoting , opposing workingmen ' in Petrograd
openly, charging the Bolsheviki government ' as
wore tyrannical than . the : government of the
crar. Nick Romanoff is free to whisper once
more"I 'told yoa $orf 1 C " : ' ' ' '
OurDebt to France:
;.. We are listening to a different kind of preaching-
to the churches these days. There is usually
a goodly measure 'of patriotism and history mixed
with .the straight gospel teaching of a while back.
-4The slacker, the pacifist, the conscientious ob
jector; and such ilk, -would'have had the ques
tion, "Why should I enter this war?" answered,
had they llisterted to. the address on "Our Debt
to. France," given by the Rev.; Dr. Marion D.
Shutter recently at the Church of the Redeemer.
,Many of us have forgotten, if we once knew,
some, interesting facts of 1776-79. These facts
were briefly recalled, by. Dr. Shutter.
We 8ay,-"Yes,: there is a sentimental attach
ment to France because Lafayette and some fol
lowers came over and gave us aid in the war of
the 'revolution." But that is only part of the
story. The government of France, with' the con
sent of Louis XVI, lent to this then struggling,
bankrupt country, millions of .francs, sent ships
with ammunition, clothing and supplies, sent an
admiral with' ships to guard the coast, while in
the decisive battle with Cornwallis at Yorktown
more than halt of our victorious army was made
up of French soldiers., r
And we must not forget that the defeated Eng
lish army wasxomposed largely of Germans hired
for the task, as King George has failed utterly
to secure. a. sufficient number'of Englishmen to
cross the ocean and fight' the colonists.
Then it was France who, in the face of the
cool' indifference, if not the positive refusal, of
the other nations, gave to the young republic of
ficial recognition. And she further assured to
js in the treaty she made with us, not only our
personal liberty, but the liberty of others as well,
by. stipulating that there should be no separate
- peace. ;..-....''. ' ' '
In sending our men to France to assist in her
struggle for freedom and -to help rid her land
of her enemies, we are paying her a debt, and cTne
jn which interest has been accruing durine these
. I so years since we made it
, General' Pershing recently gave " impressive
s recognition of this, when he placed a wreath on
" the tomb -pf ' tafayetteisayingr"Lafayette,-we
are hereP :
Haiga Dashing Smash.
Field Marshal Haig has just executed with
startling success the most brilliant and import-
Wit blow struck by any of the Allied armies
since the beginning of the war. His movement
contains all theaudacious and dashing effective
ness of any of the fierce and sudden thrusts
made by von Mackenzen, who has earned such
a reputation for terrible drives. To smash
through the vaunted Hindenburg line for a
depth of from four to five miles along a front
of 30 miles is an achievement excelling anything
that has occurred since trench warfare was in
stituted on. the western front in 1914.
The suddenness of the advance as well as its
success emphasizes more than anything else can
the complete passage of the offensive into, the
hands of the Allies. That it was made without
the usual artillery preparation shows something
of the adaptability of the army under Field
Marshal Haig. He did not advertise, his intent
by thunder of great guns,' thus permitting the
enemy to mass troops for "the reception of charg
ing columns. While German eyes wer,e turned
on . Italy, and while Prince Rupprecht was
watching the line between Passchendaele and
Dixmude, Haig, struck and the boasted defenses,
so long ago prepared with utmost care, crumbled
under his blow.
-The. value of this"" victory can not be mag
nified. It comes when it will do most to offset
any losses in, Italy!. It will check any attempt
of . the Teutons at - boasting of renewed in
vincibility. Until full reports of the engagement
are available, its entire effect can. not be esti
mated, but it has been' "a mortal blow to the
Germans on the west front.' Their defensive
there has received a shock from which it will not
readily recover. The line may not ;be wholly
broken,, but it has been weakened, and will not
again be re-established in ' its terrible formidable
potency. . . .
v Haig's great work is appreciated in America,
because it js showing up what determined troops
and skillful leadership can accomplish against
the kaiser's best armies. ,
.Ships, Cannon,. Food and Men.
Needs for the war are named in this order,
ships, cannon, food , and men, by the leaders.
Lloyd George gives . chief . place . to ships, em
phasizing the demand of the situation for means
of; ocean transportation. " Our government ' is
striving hard to meet this demand; Confusion
in ; the work of the, shipping board is believed
now to have been, finally straightened out, and
the promised output of the yards is being de
livered. 'Twenty thousand tons are reported as
having been completed last week. This is It
the rate of about one-sixth of what the British
premier calls for, but all the yards are busy now,
the labor troubles have been adjusted, and rapid
increase in the new tonnage is expected.
At the same time the arms factories are be
ing driven as never in their history. Our un
readiness in this regard is being speedily reme
died by activity that indicates relief pf the sit
uation. The public is more familiar wjith, efforts
to produce and ctmserve food than with some
other preparations being made for the war. The
extent and success of arms and munition pro
duction must be kept secret, but it is known that
many factories have been turned from their'
peaceful pursuits i into big mills for making
weapons. . ;,
, Men also are being trained and made ready
for ( the . work of. the soldier. This has not
progressed as , rapidly as might have satisfied
some, because many thousands were called into
training camps before the -War department was
ready to supply them' with needed outfits. But
the boys-are learning things they need, to know,
and which, can be taught without the use of guns
or uniforms. 'When spring comes and the, ships
are ready to carry them abroad, these men will
have passed the preliminary, stages, will be well
outfitted and prepared to take up the serious
work" of learning how to fight.
', American ( industry has beeri turned to war,
and 'American , energy is driving hard to supply
the .demand for '.requisites in the order named,
ships, cannon, food and men.
'J Encouraging ; Mes Prodacer.
The announcement from Secretary Houston
that- charges 'for grazing on public domain and
in forest reserves will not be increased at pres
ent is; welt timed.1 J It is' intended thus ' to en
courage meat producers to make great .' efforts.
Administrator' Cotton, in control , of the" packing
houses) , tells of .. how he - hopes to eliminate
speculation" and to " stablize hog prices, to , the
end that-the farmer. will be given full, assurance
of r profitable return, ., Other government agen
cies are equally co-operating to stimulate meat
production, while the conservation of existing
supplies is'goin& ahead with' "commendable effect.
Packing houses-agree' to refuse' to sell meats of
any kind on .Tuesday and retail butchers , pro
pose to.close their' shop on that day," adding to
the 'certainty ; tha.t the voluntary abstention of
the people will be observed. Suck action will
give to meatless day a greater force.' Elements
involved, are,. thus getting together ra, a great
campaign, not only to produce more meat,', but
to save more, and thus to iricrease the ;meat
supply at both. ends. The spirit in, which the
people have met .this situation' is one. of the most
hopeful signs 'bl ' success for ' America :in the
war.-' : :"
... Japan Gets No American Steel .
-Negotiations between Japan and America for
a modification of the embargo regulations to ad
mit of exportation of. structural and fabricated
steel to Japan have been dropped. - This is not
an act of unfriendliness on part of our govern
ment, nor a step taken to secure commercial or
industrial advantage. It developed that the
Japanese wanted more than the United State's
was willing to concede in way of a bargain. The
Japanese shipbuilding industry s needs material,
and the shipping industry -of the country has
vessels for sale, but on neither angle could an
agreement be. reached. Under existing circum
stances the whole output of our steel mills is
required for domestic uses. . Demands of the war
exceed our capacity for production, for we must
build ships, make gung provide for railroads and.
do other things that are urgent and for; which
steel is needed. " Without these things , we can
not hope to win the war. The Japanese have an
indefinite amount of shipping available for the
United States, but ask $125 a ton more than this
government is willing to pay. The Japanese gov
ernment wanted more than, we can furnish,, but
understands the situation, so the recently estab
lished relations as. to China and other points of
difference ought not to be disturbed by reason
of the failure to agree over the sales of steel
and. ships. . ,i ,.,, ..... ... . ,.S
U Before, they. know, it Russian. anarchists,inay
blazeV 'y for the "man on horseback.
The New Warfare
II Same of Us Problems
By Frederic J. Haskin
Washington, Nov. 19. When the Liberty
motor for American airplanes was set up and
running it was tested under the most arduous of
fMng conditions. This required primarily a high
altitude. The engineers in charge went to Pike's
Peak in Colorado, where they had an altitude
of 17.000 feet to start from. ,
The Liberty motor had been developed at the
Bureau of Standards. The scientists of the bu
reau attacked the matter of testing the engine
along a line of their own. They recognized the
necessity for tests at a high altitude, but from
the purely scientific standpoint a high altitude
does not necessarily mean climbing a mountain
range. It represents simply low( atmospheric
pressure and low temperature. So a't the Bureau
of Standards they have built an artificial hiph
altitude chamber, which is the most successful
thing' of its kind in existence for testing airplane
motors under the conditions of actual flight.
This chamber has heavy air-tight walls and
enormously thick doors. The air pressure within
can be varied to correspond with that found at
any height 5,000 feet,, or 10,000 or 20,000. A
special refrigerating system permits the tempera
ture to be varied accordingly. Artificial wind
currents can be produced at will. The whole fur
nishes a means for testing airplane engines that
is much more convenient,- accessible and adaptable
than' any combination of natural conditions.
At the Bureaus of Standards they believe im
plicitly that science Will win .the war. They be
lieve, that only "a rigid application of scientific
method to every process of warfare will bring
victory. They point to their system of testing
airplane motors as an example of the purely
scientific method as it differs from methods that
are. primarily military or engineering. Both
scientist and engineer realize that high-altitude
conditions are needed for, testing engines. The
engineer goes to a mountain peak to fin' them.
The scientist creates them in his laboratory.
The force at the Bureau of Standards has
doubled since the war began. New buildings are
going up rapidly. There are 750 men at work in
the laboratories, hundreds of them scientific spe
cialists, of the first rank. Several hundred prob
lems are under investigation touching all of the
important phases of modern warfare.
Many of these problems cannot even be in
dicated.. Others lie in the field that is common
to all the belligerents so that it can do no harm
to mention them. . ,
Poison gas warfare is a warfare of chemists.
The rapidity with which the allies rallied from the
first German gas attacks was due to the fact that
they had chemists in the first line. The remedy
was found and applied instantly. Within a single
day thousands of adequate masks were available
for the men in the trenches. The problems of gas
warfare, on which our scientists are at work in
clude the perfection of means of defense, the de
velopment of new gases for attack, and the de
vising of gas-tight containers for purposes of
shipment. This last is in itself an important and
difficult item. Leakage of poison gas is a serious
The field of wireless is one where science is
tirelessly at worki One of the most important
achievements of the Bureau of Standards was the
perfection of a means by which the direction, of
radio waves can be determined. A ship at sea
receiving a wireless, call can now tell whether it
comes from east. west, north or south. This is
a matter of great practical importance when sub
marines send out fake calls to lure merchant snips
to destruction. . '
The naked ee has practically gone out of use
in modern' warfare as a means of observation.
Everything of this sort is done by glasses and
sets. of glasses.' Until recently the United States
was' not able to make an optical glass to com
pete with that of Germany. The Bureau of Stand
ards solved that problem. An interesting phase
of it lay in the fact that it is exceedingly difficult
to manufacture the clay pots for melting optical
glass. Even today the bureau has to make these
pots itstlf and turn them over to American man
ufacturers for use.
. Experiments with the optical systems of sub
marine and trench periscopes, airplane cameras,
range finders and field glasses are going on con
tinually. The submarine periscope 'was being
steadily improved all over the world until quite
suddenly a stage .was reached when, in: spite of an
increased theoretical perfection, results began to
fall off. The bureau found that the most im
proved periscopes, were literally too good too
perfect in their adjustment. By "slacking up" and
introducing certain minor factors of error the
practical efficiency of the instrument was brought
to a highcV point than ever before.
' In the field of war materials an immense
amount of 'work is under' way at the bureau. Al
most all the material for the army undergo some
sort of test there, ..from' the sole leather of the
shoes, to the wool of .the blankets. New; fabrics
for War service are being developed. ' ,
The, standardization of gauges for the manufac
ture of rifles Vnd big, guns is a tremendously im
portant feature of the w'ork of equipping an army.
Every gauge must be perfected down to the frac
tion of a hair's' breadth, not only in terms of cen
timeters and Wches, but in terms of the same cen
timeter and inch in order that all ammunition
may be absolutely interchangeable. , .
. ' A hundred' other lines of investigation are
under way.' Submarine detection and the develop
ment of safe, ihfps are, of course, coming in for
their full share of attention.- All the tools of war
fare,' for cartlr and sea. air and the depths of the
ocean, mu&t .be developed continually ,to keep
pace with, the rapid march of war progress.
American science is awake to the necessity.
But. the' people dare not sit back thinking "all
that is being taken care'bf." In every European
nation at war the scientific resources of the coun
try have been mobilized as a whole for war par
poses. In the United States the greater part of
our numerous laboratories are still pursuing their
accustomed course of peace. ' Not until every one
of thenrisimade a part of .a national machinery
working. under a. single supreme direction for a
single end will we have mobilized our science for
the war of science. . '
People and Events
Some years ago an inventive genius down east
designed a' machine for extracting gold from
sea water. Most of the goldwas extracted from
investors in the company's stock. Another
genius bobs up to meet an emergency, this time
in the middle west, and has everything fixed to
settle the fuel question. By means of secret
chemical compounds he promises to transfbrmefcr
dinary clay into smokeless fuel. Fuel adminis
trators might look him up. He thinks he has the
goods to end the worry.
A n... c.r.gc':.i'of the Sunday brand is cut
ting loose among the sinners, of Phi' ' 'a.
Railroad lingo is his long suit. "You can hobo
it fro .1 laine to California," he says, "but you
can't beat it on the blind "baggage to glory. What
we need in the pulpit today is a little more grit
to sand the track for the Lord. I'd rather be a
chambermaid in a roundhouse than a ministerial
office boy, who has to beg his people to come to
church." Hot stuff, naturally, coming from a
former locomotive chauffeur whose name is Gus
Twitchenell. Sunday's laurels are in danger.
V Arthur Hoopes of Coatesville, Pa., a member
of the Society of Friends, stirred a hornet's nest
in town oy expressing pro-German sentiment
at a Young Mens Christian association war fund
meeting. Within 24 hours his resignation as pres
ident of the Coatesville Trust company was
( handed in at the request of the directors and he
lettitown between days at the request ot the
mayor. Mr. Hoopes explained his opposition to
this and all wars on religious ground, but neg
lected to give reasons for assailing the motives
of citizens actively upholding the honor, of the
nation. . '
Right in the Spotlight. -
Dr. Bradford Knapp, who is sched
uled to speak tonight before a con
gress of the American Berkshire as
sociation, In session at Pinehurst. N.
C, is chief ot the farm demonstration
division of the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture. Dr. Knapp has
a wide reputation for his work as an
agricultural expert. A native of Iowa,
he studied for two years at Iowa Agri
cultural college, graduated from Van
derbilt university In 1S92 and four
years later completed a oourse in law
at the University of Michigan. For
several years' he was associated with
his father. In southern agricultural
work. Then, from 1899 to 1909, he
was engaged in the practice of law in
Iowa. In 1909 he- gave up his law
practice to return to agricultural work,
again becoming an assistant to his
father, who was head of one of the
divisions of the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture. Since 1915 Dr.
Knapp has been chief of the farm
One year Ago Today in the War.
Archduke Francis Joseph assumed
the reins as mperor of Austria and
king of Hungary. 'Entente Allies ex
pelled the German. Austrian, Bulgar
ian and Turkish envoys from Athens.
In OmahaTlilrty Years Ago.
Mrs. Thomas A. Hendricks, widow
of the deceased vice president of the
United States, was in Omaha a few
minutes on her way to the Pacific
Ed Rothery and Ed Washburn
signed articles of agreement for a bi-
cycle race. The stakes are $100 and
the race will come off at the fair
Dr. George L. Miller delivered a lec
ture on Mexico at the Trinity cathe
dral to the St. Andrew brotherhood.
Jessie B. Nlles was married to
The steam fixtures for the new gov
ernment building have arrived.
Articles of Incorporation . of the
Omaha Market company were filed
with the county clerk. The incorpora
tors are W. H. GreenrJohn F. Behm,
John M. Daugherty, Lewis Schroeder
and John B. Furay.
The management of the Forest
Lawn cemetery has Just completed a
two-story frame structure at the en
trance to the grounds for the business
office of the superintendent of the
A fire occurred at Frank Lewis'
restaurant, Eleventh street' between
Dodge and Capitol avenue.
This Day in History.
1733 General Philip Schuyler, a
distinguished soldier of the revolution,
born at Albany, N. T. Died there No
vember 18, 1804.
1801 The pillory Vas used for the
last time in Boston,
1813 More than 300 buildings were
consumed by lire at Portsmouth,
1887 Jefferson Davis, late president
of the confederate states of America,
returned, to Richmond, Va.
1870 Thionville, France, surren
dered to the Prussians, with 250 guns
and 4,000 prisoners.
1871 Corner stone laid for the new
Iowa state capltol at Des Moines.
1900 Sir Arthur Sullivan, cele
brated composer, died in London. Born
there May 13, 1842.
1915 French and British pressed
Turka on GallipoH with heavy bom
bardment and bomb attacks.
The Day Wo Celebrate
W. B. Cheek, live stock agent at
South Omaha, was born in Indianapo
lis 65 years. ago.
; Charles Henry Gerber, civil engi
neer, is 43 years old today.
Right Rev. W. Cabell Brown, bishop
coadjutor of the Episcopal diocese of
Virginia, born at Lynchburg, Va., 58
years ago today.
. Melbourne McDowell, a celebrated
actor of the American stage, born at
Washington, N. J., 53 years ago today.
Dr. Edmund T. Shanahan, dean of
the Catholic university at Washington,
born in Boston,-49 years ago today:
Grand Duke Michael Alexandro
vitch, only brother of the deposed czar
of Russia, born 39 years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
The heads of the four big railroad
brotherhoods have been summoned to
Washington to confer with the presi
dent today, on the situation arising
from the wage demands. .
Representatives of many prominent
educational institutions are, expected
at New London, Conn., today for exer
cises la connection with the inaugura
tion of Dr. Benjamin Tlnkham Mar
shall as president, of the Connecticut
college for woman.
Dr. Bradford Knapp, chief of the
farm demonstration division of the
United States Department of Agricul
ture, is to address' a meeting of the
American- Berkshire association at .
Pinehurst, N. C, today on the need of
increasing the nation's meat supply.
Storyettfi of the Day.
: The conversation at a Washington
social session ' turned to ' the subject
of curiosity. - when .Congressman M.
Evan of Montana said he was re
minded of a little incident along thai
One evening a stranger sat alone
reading a newspaper in' the lobby oi
a country hotel.. Close by was a party
of drummers who were rather extrav
agantly telling of the wonderful suc
cess they had achieved. Finally, tht
lone ' man arose and went over to
'Excuse me." ' he politely inter
rupted, "but there is a question on
which you may enlighten me. Wh
are you called drummers?"
"That is an easy one, old pal," was
the laughing rejoinder of one of the
party. "We drum up trade, don't
"Ves," hesitatingly returned the
lone man, with a perplexed lqok. 'But
why drum? The drum Is not a Wind
instrument." Baltimore American.'
(Frera Semewbera In Europa.)
T. C. McCennell In LouUvllU Courier
Journal. My matter's da (ought undar Lea;
Dad (ought In Sherman' ranks.
- It's In the blood, ao (or me.
I'm with the Johnny-Yanks.
The Frenchman, Englishman and Scot,
The Irishman and Wans.
All shouted "Bravo," when they caught
A glimpsa ot Johnny. Yanks.
The kaiser sneered. "They fight Me! Vat?
I velcoma tem nitt tanks.
A prcakfast dish tor Me and Oott, .
Vill be tem Schonny-Yanks."
So I suppose we'll have to treat
K B (or "lunyprank,'
And hear him howl, "Ueln Oott, you cheat.
You're mit tem Schonny-Yanks!"
Don't call us Sammies any more;
(It 'Won't go" In the ranks.)
Nor other nicknames, three or (our;
Just call us Johnny-Tanks.
' "That name's too long," headlines about,
-We must decline with thanks.
Well! We have shot the hyphen out.'" .
Just write U "Jonyanks."
Horton and the Houscr Case.
Omnha, Neb., Nov. 21. To the Edi
tor of The Bee. An editorial appeared
in a recent edition of your paper call
ing attention to the appeal of the case
cf the ftate of Nebraska against
Arthur Hourer, convicted in the dis
trict court of DouTla3 county of mur
der in the first degree.
Complaint was made that A4hur
Hcuser "having been accorded a fair
hearin.T, and nevertheless convicted,
the county is beinjr put to additional
expense to undo the conviction and
that by an officer drawing a salary
from the public pocket."
'Prior to the creation of the office
of public defender, the court. ap
pointed attorneys to defend indigent
defendants, and where murder of the
first degree was charged, it was the
uniform practice to appoint two attor
neys to conduct the trial in district
court end in the 'event of a conviction
to carry the case through the supreme
These attorneys were paid for their
services in both courts, upon applica
tion to the county, approved by the
Under the law, a man convicted of
a felony, may obtain a writ of error
in the supreme court by filing an af
fidavit of indigency. Houser filed
such an affidavit.
Where a defendant with means em
ploys an attorney to appeal to the
court of last resort, it will be con
ceded that the attorney must follow
instructions. The public defender ap
pointed by the state is under exactly
the same obligations. Iri the one case
the employment is by the defendant,
in the other by the state.
The Houser appeal involves ques
tions upon which the defendant is en
titled to an adjudication by the high
In the same editorial the following
appears: "The public defender may
make answer that in this appeal he is
not acting as a public officer, but is
retained and paid by friends or rela
tives of the convict, and that nothing
in the law prohibits him from taking
money for appealing cases which he
has been assigned to defend in the
first instance on oath that the prisoner
is unable to hire counsel."
In conducting this appeal for the
defendant I did not receive directly or
indirectly either from the'defendant,
or any relative, or any friends, any
compensation of . any kind or any
promise of remuneration. I followed
the instructions of my client. Under
the law and my oath of office I could
do no other.
RICHARD S. HORTON.
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HEAR IT HERE TODAY '
A. Hospe Co.
1513-15 Douglas St.
Treating Froeen Corn.
Fullerton, Neb., Nov. 20. To the
Editor of The Bee: The first freeze
froze the corn here about solid, so
that the cob is rotting, and causing
the corn on it also to rot. This dif
fers from the frost of two years ago,
which did not freeze the cob, and so
corn pould, and did. dry out without
rotting. Here the soft corn is not dry
ing out much,, but is rotting in the
Held; and where picked and put in
crib or piles, is also causing such corn
as was actually ripe and sound to rot
Thus the farmers are threatened
with the loss of almost their entire
crop, not only leaving them with
out corn to sell next year, but also
without feed. One farmer, south of
the river, whose corn two weeks ago
seemed flinty on the cob and so fine
that it was thought to be the dryest
and moBt mature anywhere around,
upon examination down two feet deep
in the crib was found last week to be
moulding and all of it will spoil un
less sorted over. -
For this reason and because it is
reported that the corn' Jn the south
western part of Ipwa is even worse,
the enclosed article by one of our
most progressive and successful farm
ers is extremely timely. It ha3 al
ready helped a number of our farmers
and I am sending it to you in the hope
that, you will publish it, and that it
thus will help many others, both in
Nebraska and in Iowa, to save such
part of their crop as may be possible.
J. B. MURRAY.
Mr. Bacon Did. yon make these biscuits,
Mrs. Bacon I did.
"They're smaller than usual, aren't they?'?
'They are. That's so you'll have loss to
find (ault with." Yonkers Statesman.
"My ffJther wants me to take up his busl
nens of a photographer, but I don't want to."
"Thers are too many dlangrecable (eatures
about the business" Baltimore American.
New Lady Lodger (at the seaside apart
ments) The sun never enters this room.
Genial Landlady That will make It two-nnd-slx
a week more. Tou can sit by the
window without danger o( getting (reokled.
NO ADVERTISEMENT CAN
DO JUSTICE to the work
of this Office Sanitarium. Es
tablished only a few years ago,
it has now become one of the
leading medical institutions of
Omaha and numbers its pa-t
tient3 by the thousands. '
If you are sick and have not
been benefited by other forms
of treatment, you should inves
tigate this wonderful institu
tion. The Solar Sanitarium is en
dorsed by leading physicians
and is an institution of the
highest standing.. Our rates for
treatment are most moderate
and will be quoted upon appli
(Largest Office Sanitarium in the
Dr. H. A. Waggener, Medical Director
410-418 Brandeis BIdg., Omaha, Neb.
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