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to that. Aadreaa changed m often as r .aastod.
Peace talk December's long suit.
Lose no time in doing your early Christmas
shopping. - ' '
The war conference of the Allies is a pretty
good beginning as league of nations to enforce
The saving habit and the giving habit, go to
getherjust as likewise do the earning habit and
the spending habit. ;
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Half a dozen drives for war funds are driving
aronnd he country, dispensing anti-fat treat
ment feff bulgirig purses. .
vl L- jss
Lord Lansdowne typifies the class whose love
for democracy finds expression In making the
world uncomfortable for it.
Red leaders forced the combination of the
Petrograd state bank; Odious capitalism must
dig np somehow or perish amid its idols.
,t ... z. 1 ... r-s ; ' .
Not a peep from either of the kaiser's two ex
chancellors since ' they received their '.walking
papers. No comeback for ' lame ducks over
there. . ,
"Americca soldiers are game to the core," says
a French officer. "Praise from Sir Hubert is
praise indeed," but the home folks know all the
while. .,-..' v , ; '
We may be sure we will not have to wait In
vain for what-Edgar Howard has to say In reply
to the senator's attack upon him, and that It will
furnish Stimulating reading. ! '
Omaha people did themselves proud at enter
taining Soldier guests for Thanksgiving. Don't
overlook the advantages of having, the training
camp near a hospitable city. V -, ,
the country's horn of plenty .overflows with
the necessaries of life. Allied needs exceed the
home surplus; Practicing economy and avoiding
waste are mighty helps in winning the war.
Bread consumers close to the wheat bina of
North Dakota .complain of exorbitant prices for
the staff of life. The economic virtues of nearness
to raw material appear mighty lonesome these
days. . ""''V: ' :,; ' - '
Railroad managers sought the privilege of
pooling for years pastregarding It as source of
economy and a means of speeding up. War
provides the opportunity tor managers to maice
' good. - ,'
The ironv of fate nersists In scalding the soul
of Germany commerce. Brazil follows the United
States, in ttiming over Interned German ships to
the Allies for war uses. In this way retribution
drives a knife into Prussian vitals. : ? -i
. It should be noted as indicating the direction
bf the red winds Jot Petrograd that Trotiky and
ienine are not"publishlng the famous' love letters
iff-Willy arid Nicky.' The crimson pair dis
creetly avoid giving offense to a coming master.
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'Good horse sense fringed with humor il
lutnlnei the Mexican order against American draft
dodgers' wintering below the line. Mexico has
an excess of native slackers and resents, Try
properlyan invasion of America's yellow streak-
In spite of labor' troubles and material short
agej Omaha has more to show for its building
seaion than any other city of its siie on the map,
except possibly one or two boosted by artificial
war- industry expansion. For steady and sub
stantial growth'Omaha challenges all competitors.
Fall in Line
" Coming events cast their shadows before them.
Those who doubt whether short allowances are
likely to become shorter will lose some of their
skepticism if they "catch up" with railroad con-
- ditions. They are such as areure to compel the
I ' abandonment of all competing passenger service,
' It is likely that to relieve congestion at Atlantic
' ports all shipments of food for Europe will be
, from gulf ports. Farther relief of this congestion
'i 'will probably, come from an extension of gov
; ernment priority orders at all terminals and some
', of the railroads may be compelled to carry coal
exclusively. : ' " .
, '" These are some of the straws or shadows. Ex-
tension of priority is another name for what tnost
- ' ooerate as an embargo. It will greatly restrict
or stop altogether the transportation of all com
modities regarded as non-essentials. And among
; those thus classified are pleasure vehicles, brewery
, products, candies, toysf pottery, jewelry, silver
ware, etc. Moreover, it is proposed to curtail
the movement of fuel used in the production of
commodities included in this classification, thus
' " catling to a sudden halt an unaccountable number
. of industries, s -
Neither a straw nor a shadow is the fact that
; : the railroads cannot comely with . the demands
made upon them. There is nothing impalpable
about mat. n Has me .substance ot tact.' And
that is not the worst of it1 Even when the non-
- ' essentials have been stricken from the lists of
. Aht carriers transportation facilities will be In-
A . m " . . . J .
- aaequaTC vecoraing to present uiQicauons, not
only will there be an abandonment of competing
passenger service, but all therailroads will have
to be operated as thougn ownership were un
c 'divided and the owner .the United States. . S:
Necessity knows no law. The highest neces-
sity a that our companions in arms snail want
a for nouung uus country can supply.
This Peaes Talk. ' -Signs
multiply that we are entering upon an
other period of peace talk, but be would be rash
who would jump to ' the conclusion either that
peace is already close at hand or that it is farther
away than ever. We have had waves of peace
talk several , times daring the past three years
which on more than one occasion seemed possible
of fruition, only to.be quickly dissipated by the
relentless succession of events.
-Just now the opening is presented by the
negotiations In progress for a separate peace with
Russia, for Germany.and Austria to indicate the
lines along which their peace policy will lead. In
spite of the chancellor's boasting over military
successes nothing is clearer than that the German
people, and probably also the kaiser,f would like
to see a way to let go of a job that has turned
out to be so much more than they bargained for.
'In England the Lansdowne letter presumably
voices a dissatisfaction with the manner in which
the war has been prosecuted more than with Jhe
war aims proclaimed by . the government The
author, of the letter, as would naturally be ex
pected, has drawn upon himself a furious denunci
ation, even to the questioning his loyalty, but we
must remember that in no country' on the face of
the globe are the people so free to criticise of
ficial action and public policy as in England. J3ut
every such issue raised there is immediately met
and threshed out The proverbial British bulldog
tenacity, we may be sure, will hold on until satis
fied that acceptable peace terms are to be had.
So far as concerns the United States, the last
big power to enter the war, there seems to be
less peace talk imong us for the moment than at
almost any previous time, and also more stub
born determination to go ahead with war prepara
tions as if nothing else were to be thought of.
Congress m,eets next week, however, and we must
not be surprised if a certain element project reso
lutions demanding peace negotiations and urging
the president to ascertain the disposition of the
belligerent countries. In the meantime the, thing
for all Of us to do is to listen and hold tighi.
The Print Paper Adjustment.
. The print paper adjustment -.reached by the
government will be welcomed N as promising to
put t atop to the gigantic, holdup of which the
newspapers of the country have been the victims
for the past year and more, although the measure
of present relief is comparatively, small. By the
agreement finally reached, all the principal paper
mills are to come down to a $3-a-hundred price,
beginning next January and submit after April 1
to price revision by the Federal Trade commission'
from time to time on . the basis of fair cost and'
reasonable profit arrived at through specific-!
quiry. On the other side, the print paper manuii
facturerS, who had been indicted under' the anti
trust act for conspiracy In restraint of .trade, are
let off with nominal penalties and permitted to
keep the extortionate profits they have been taking-
under stress that left their customers help
less to secure supplies elsewhere. 'Since the
Federal Trade commission lest April had declared
the price of $2.50 a hundred to be fully compen
satory and profitable and the government itself
has commandeered ( its own print papeaat that
figure, so unless conditions change in;the interval
the price to be fixed by the ' trade commission
under the new agreement ought to be well below
the $3 figure 'now' stipulated:' v;1 fi ".
This resume of the situation and what lea np-
to it Is probably more understandable to the-
who are directly interested in newspaper publica
tion, but every newspaper patron either as. ad;
vertiser or reader. Is likewise concerned, because
the cost price of the raw material largely deter
mines the sale price of . the finished product
While the print paper adjustment settles a Jong
drawn out controversy and establishes a new
method of control, the public must be made; to
realise that it by no means brings back the:o1d
era of cheap paper, which is .gone Indefinitely,- if
not for good. ' .. V '
" Sample of German Humor. , ' '
Can the. Germans realize the grim humor they
are perpetrating in giving notice that they will
not treat with Russian peace envoys unless they ,
come as the official representatives of a respon
sible government? , The Implication is that , the
Germans decline to enter jnt0 any pact to which
Russia is a party except with some satisfying as
surance that Russia can be held to its terms.' In
ottfer words, Germany declines to buy "a scrap
of paper" embellished with Russian autographs,
although that Is the sort of document it has been
palming off on other nations' Inveigled to their
sorrow into relying on German 'promises. Ger
many is" quite willing that other nations should
fill their archives with . worthless "scraps of pa
per," but wants none for itselfThe incident goes
to the very root of the raging world conflict pre
cipitated by the ruthless violation of solemn
treaties and defiant repudiation of all the accepted
obligations of , international law, the moral ele
ments of which must be restored as the "only
dependable basis of the peace of the future when
ever it comes. ; '
. Coming Events Casting Shadows Before. 1
When a big corporation or business institution
wants to fill a particular position requiring train
ing or experience not possessed by any within its
own circle, it frequently resorts to advertising to
locate the right man. Will it ever come to it that
a municipality looking for a public servant to be
charged with specially responsible duties will pur
sue the same method?, iVe can hear the chorus
of "Nos," from folks who would scout the Idea
of securing another man to serve asmaVor of
Omaha or engaging a new general manager for
our. waterworks by putting an ad in the "Help
But what will be said of this actual case of
the town of Goldsboro, N. C, inviting applications
for the job of city manager through a paid an
nouncement inserted in two daily newspapers and
four engineering periodicals. The report from
Goldsboro is that its advertisements evoked 522
responses from 41 states and several foreign ter
ritories, from which 12 were selected for personal
interviews, and one of them actually chosen.
Far be it from ns to hold the town of Golds
boro4 up as a shining example to be universally
emulated. Results will tell, however, and if the
experiment is made often enough and pans out
better than the traditional system of choosing
by a ballot from among men who have usually
proved themselves misfits elsewhere,, the adver
tisement - method may in time score. increasing
favor,. V. v- ' f
Mob attacks on government 'Spokesmen "fea
ture the opening days of the Canadian campaign
which closes December 17.V Opposition to con
scription is the main source of attack, but back
of it lies pro-Germatt sentiment and race rancor
in the French provinces. Political mob law maps
the desperation of the' outs.
Reconstruction in England
ByFre ericJ.Haskn. - .
Washington, D. C Nov. 2S.Great Britain
will face two great problems in reconstruction;
What can be done to meet the unemployment
crisis that will inevitably . follow the close of the
war? How can the nation develop ita natural re
sources so as to prevent it from again becoming
a dumping ground for German manufactures?
The best brains of the country have been called
upon to work out these problems, and already
certain reforms are being seriously considered by
the government In a sense one problem seems
to answer the other. , .
It is estimated that the end of the war over
1.009,000 men, returning from the front will be
thrown upon the labor market Simultaneously,
about a third of the working population will be
thrown out of work by the closing of munitions
factories and the cessation of other war produc
tion. At the beginning of the War there was a
labor crisis. But it wasquickly passed, through
the rapid enlistmentof men and the opening up
of new war industries.- Entirely new remedies
must be found for peace.
Of all those suggested by the men working
out the reconstruction problem, agriculture seems
to offer the most favorable results. The soldiers
returning from the front will be used to an out
door life. Many of them, sent home to convalesce,
have already commented on the "success of the
small French , farmer and have expressed a long
ing to get back to Ihe land. Heretofore land has
been extremely scarce in England tillable land,
that is. Thousands of acres were tied up in the
large estates, very little of which was cultivated.
Since the war the government has put many
of the large estates under cultivation, under the
stress of a food shortage, and the policy of the re
constructionists seems to be to keep it cultivated.
They want the. government to buy these large
estates and divide them once more into small
holdings, to be sold to the people on a time basis.
That the owners may not care, to part with them
appears to make no . difference They must be
compelled to for the public good, just as British
soldiers have fought and died for the public good.
With the ending of the war these soldiers will
come home and something must be done for them.
Otherwise, it is predicted, there will be a whole
sale immigration from England such as there has
never been before. ;'
The unionist party has already pursued the
above policy in Ireland. Through a national loan
of 120,000,000 it purchased 11,000,000 acres .of
Irish land and sold it to 400,000 Irish farmers.
Then it built 43,000 laborers' cottages and rented
them to laborers at a nominal price.'
This last is another feature urged upon the
government by the constructionists. The hous
ing conditions in Great Britain are acknowledged
to be very bad. For years the government has
beef on the verge of raking some important step
to ameliorate them, and the war has increased
its anxiety in this regard. So many cases of tuber
culosis and other degenerative diseases occurring
in the army have been traced back to insanitary
quarters at home. ;Att the beginning of the war
it-was estimated" thaf '-over -'3,900,000 persons
were living in overcrowded insanitary .houses, the
average sheltering more than two persons to one
room. .' ; ,iv, ( i-'i'it.- '' ' .- ; '
When the war was about amnion th(; old the
British government'pVssed . bill appropriating a
sum of 4,000,000, to be distributed among total
authorities for the construction of -small houses
small houses being especially soarcei.The purpose
of this bill, however, was not to relieve housing
Conditions as much as it was to relieve conditions
in the building trades, which had beeiWliterally
shot to pieces by the war. V ..
During the war the housing situation has be
come, more acute 'than ever xThere'is still n
alarming scarcity of smalt houses. It was thought;
for a 'while that the wives of soldiers wenld(give
up their homes and go to live with thejr parents
or. with other families, but. such has not been the
case. The women have shown a strong tendency
to eep the home fires burning for .the, .return of
'their husbands , W
In 1915 a house faminibecufred. Jtettts became
exorbitant This was largely, due to'Jhe;fact;that
the government had. offered 5 per cent on its, war
loans, so that everybody was anxious to "call in
his loan bearing a lower rate, of interest and buy
war bonds. Renewals of mortgages were made
only at higher ra,tes of interest, which further in
creased the rents. Disputes between house owners
and tenants reached dangerous pitch, and rent
on lives wcic iiiicaicucu. t f - -j. Vi ,
Finally the government' had ib pass another
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ui, providing mat lor tne period 01 inc war rents
must not be increased; the rates of interest on
mortgages must not be raised and that mort
gages should not be foreclosed, except under un
usual and special circumstances. - v
This has served to restore order for the period
of. the war, but it doe& not dispose of after-war
conditions, when it is anticipated that private
capital will be as cautious as ever. It is estimated
that over 900,000 men are employed in the building
trades of Great Britain a third of these are now
in the army; another 50,000 are employed in muni
tion factories and the others are engaged in war
construction. The end of the war will see all of
these men thrown out of employment
- The constructionists urge, therefore, that the
government can kill two birds with one stone by
putting these men to work on the construction of
small houses, thus providing them with employ
ment and at the same time alleviating housing
conditions. ' :
Right In the Spotlight '
Queen Alexandra, widow of King
Edward VII and mother of the pres
ent king of England, celebrates her
seventy-third birthday anniversary
toaay. eme-waa norn in Copenhagen,
the eldest daughter and "second child
of Prince Christian of Glucksberg, who
later became king ot Denmark. Tha
early life of tha princess and her sla
ters was very quiet and domestic, her
father's Income being so small that
many economies had to be practiced.
It was in 1861 that she first met the
prince of Wales. Ha was her first
and only suitor. Two years later their
marriage was celebrated at Windsor
and was the first ceremony there since
that of Henry I In 1122, From tha
day of her marriage to tha present
time no word other than good has been
said of. Queen Alexandra, Today she
la still spoken of as "the most popular
woman in England." Since the com
mencement of the present war she has
devoted searly the whole of her time
to relief work, presiding at the open
lag of war bazars and paying daily
visits to the hospitals.
One Year Ago Today in the War.
President Wilson protested to Ger
man government against deportation
Troops of seven nations engaged In
gigantic battle along a 600-miie front
from the Panube to the Stokhod, from
Bucharest to Kovel.
In Omaha Thirty Tears Ago.
The First Presbyterian church is
negotiating for a lot on which to build
an addition to its church aa the lat
ter doea not afford room for the seat
ing of its membership.
. While Captain Wood, the clerk of
the police court was in a store on
Douglas street about 7 o'clock last
Railroad Hosts in the W ar
In narrowing; the issue to the one point con
cerning cost of living President Wilson has gained
a signal victory through his conference with the
heads of railway brotherhoods representing 400,
000 workmen. Mr. Wilson has got from the chiefs
of the four brotherhoods the expression of their
full realization that the "most serious tlu'ng that
could occur during the conduct ofswar" would be
S strike on the railways. By agreement with the
conferees the president reports that the "men
whom they represent were not inclined to contend
for anything which they did not deem necessary
to their own maintenance and the maintenance of
their families." Therefore in case of any "critical
situation" arising the controversy will be solved
in the fsplrt of accommodation and patriotic purpose."'-
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The heads of the railroad systems had already
surrendered the disposition of their case to the
president In this, as Sir Stevenson Cent has
reminded us was the case with every important
industry in Great, Britain, there were two ideal
bodies to negotiate with. The committee of em
ployers fully represented railway capital and the
brotherhood officials fully represented the mn of
their unions." They did not represent all of the
men of the railways and therein still lies great
difficulty in a just solution of their demands. The
national government, too, has fixed the rates
which the railroads may charge for their services,
but has not regulated railway wages. In Great
Britain the state has definitely fixed the wage of
labor. Both strikes and lockouts are illegal there.
British labor disputes are settled along lines of
broad public policy. British production engineers
see that the unions .do '.not wrest advantages
through the brute strength of their organization
and that no man gets more than his skill and real
value in the war entitle him to. Thrice yearly the
British committee on production ascertains
whether the cost of living has increased and. if
so, it issues a proportionate national award. The
president has brought home to the consciousness
of the railway workmen in. this country the seri
ousness of the national emergency. Their minds
are becoming prepared- for the absolutely reqtoi
site extensions of national control over their labor.
-1 Peoples -And Events. . .
The late James P.- McNichol of .Philadelphia,
political, leader and contractor, also state senator,
hooked up, politics with business as profitably as
Dick Croker of Tammany fame. The minimum
value -of tne estate left by him 1s 'placed, at $$,
000,000, while the maximum may touch $15,.
evening, some thief untied his horse
and phaeton which he had left In the
front and drove off with them.
D. Mahoney has taken charge of the
South Omaha depot as statlonmaster,
succeeding N. Naggangast who has
The Globe Clothing company of
South Omaha is putting down a side
walk for, the benefit of customers at
its own expense.
A large number of friends and rela
tives of Mr. and .Mrs.. Leon Kopald
gathered in the parlor and dining room
of the European hotel on Tenth and
Jones streets last night as a token of
their esteem towards its proprietor
and wlfet who were celebrating the an
niversary of the fifteenth year of their
The firms f Peycke Brothers and
Wiedeman ft Co. have consolidated
and articles of Incorporation of the
Peycke Brothers company were filed.
The interested parties are Ernest and
Julius Peycke, Conrad Wiedeman, K.
W. Dybay. E. J. H. Wohlers and filch.
f ard M. Cross.
This Day in History. ,
. ; 1787-i-Rlot at . Worcester, Eifgland,
caused "by fear that machines were to
be introduced for spinning cotton.
1 82 8 William Mahone, noted con
federate commander and United States
senator: from Virginia, born In- South
ampton county, Virginia. Died in
Washington, D. a, October S, ' 1895.
1842 Attempted mutiny on the
United States brig "Bom ere" while at
sea; ringleaders were hanged at the
1883 Fiwt patent for making arti
ficial hands and feet was granted to
Amasa A. Marks of New York.
1S82-Titus . Ooan, the celebrated
missionary, to . Patagonia and the
Hawaiian islands, died in Hawaii. Born
at ' Killlngworth, ? Conn., February 1,
1201. :-::i !ij---. ,' .
1892 General Henry M. Hoy, gov
ernor of ' Pennsylvania, 1879-83, died
at Wllkesbarre. Born at Kingston,
Pa., June 8, 1820.
1895 Bronze group of Washington
and Lafayette unveiled in1 Paris.
1914 Rebel General Christian De
Wet captured by the British in Bech
uanaland. The Day We Celebrate .
Herbert M. Rogers, president of the
Milton Rogers company," waa bora in
Omaha December 1, 1869.
J. M. Kelly, jr., secretary of the
Omaha Structural Steel works, is 32
today. ' - : - :
Arthur R. Wells, lawyer and mem
ber of the Board of Education, is 44
years of age today.
Queen Alexandra, mother of King
George of England, born in Copea
hagen 73 years ago today,
Wllliaia T. Hornaday, director of
the New York Zoological park, born
at Plainfleld, Ind., 83 years ago today.
Louis J. Malvy, French minister of
the interior in the late Ribot ministry,
born 42 years ago today.
Elmer J. Burkett former United
States senator from Nebraska, born
la Mills county, Iowa, 60 years ago
William Mitchell, pitcher of the De
troit American league base ball team,
born at Sardis, Miss., 29 years ago
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
All stamp taxes embraced in the new
war tax law of October 3, 1917, are to
take effect today.
The annual International Live Stock
show opens In Chicago today, to con
tinue until next Saturday. '
The food administration has fixed
this date for putting into operation
Its new regulations as regards the else
of flour packages.
Governor Bilbo of Mississippi has
designated today as a day "on which
should be celebrated throughout the
state the fact that Mississippi 1b prac
tically free Of cattle ticks, quarantine
and Texas fever."
An intensive nation-wide 10-day
campaign to raise funds , to supply
every United States soldier and sailor
wit ha copy of the New Testament is
to be started today by the American
Bible society and its affiliated organi
Storyette of the Day. '
"Well, George," said the president
of the company to Old George, "how
"Fair to mlddlln', sir," George an
swered..' And he continued to curry
eomb a bay horse.
"Me an' this here boss,' George
said, suddenly, "has worked for your
firm sixteen years."
- "Well, well," said the president
thinking a little- guiltily of George's
salary. "And I suppose you are both
pretty highly valued, George, eh?"
"H m," said George, "the both of us
was took sicJc last week, and they got
a doctor for the boss, but they Just
docked my pay." Home Companion.
SIDELIGHTS ON THE WAR.
Sine the eomnnatmnt oi the vrw the
British army oatraeU departawBt bis
boufht some .40M0O.0OO cans of prworvad
neat, ronrhlf traWsleat in wtitbt to that
f lx i aperdreodnaaaht. , f. .
Italy ie probably tha only country in Eu
rope where there haa not bcea a linrle
atrtkt of importance tinea tha commence
ment ot the van It U alio a notable fast
that durln Ue tame period not a ainsle
Italian nawtpapas has been aeljsed M sos-
Food Waste In Feeding Dogs.
for the publicity he got at our feU
and expositions and what is trnaQ
this case is also true of every othtT
high classed animal in thWorld.
The stock interests is not the only
branch of industry which the fair
promotea The baby health .contest
now promoted by our fairs is of vital
imnnrtnnra to everv family and com
munity in America, It's one of the
omana, Nov. 30. to the Editor or .,, hiant before the
Th5i?ee:.Jn rdln V9,exS Uira v doing
lent discussion of Irma H. Gross in The S eat work for the betterment of
Bee, on the saving and economy In heBhealth of 0r babies. Then there I
the use of the Ubie scraps, especially t apeUlng contest of the eighth
meats, it occurred to me that one of ' uner which all of our best
the greatest sources of waste and ox-;' promotlng: in fact all school
travagance at the present time is the J fc , " art of our air wnibits.
feeding of dogs about the home, wTh cnn 0f the surrounding
where everything that can be con-1 country ad especially of the west de
sumed by these animals la provided : J d , oa tne breedrs east of
f,or,thiirup.p?rt,and S. a pJac; I the Missouri river for their supply and
tical standpoint of present time food ; 0mana Jg the natural place for the
conservation is wasted: no evidence ; 0nckmeo to do their buying and sell
whatever of value received for what A circuit of fairs with two such
they consume. as Lincoln and Omaha would attract
Thousands of families in Nebraska,! Det breeders in the country. An
under the present system of food con- ,nter8tat8alr at Omaha following the
servatlon and training in economical t f Jr t Lmcoin W0Illd be of great
living, have so reduced the living ex- j fldvantage t0 your 8tate fair. Western
pense that there is practically no j . I6am ure wouid join in pro-
uuU(U . ml i motlnc such an enterprise.
ntnlana rlil1l m.u h anil flftftn Bra ""S " ,
chickens, which may be and often are
able to return value received for all
they are given, even grain feed at pres.
ent prices. All vegetable and fruit
peeling-a may be converted into very
acceptable food for poultry, and made
to yield some revenue.
The dogs are no small factor In the
matter of consumption of food and
food products without any return
value. In the cities, towns and villages
they are not fed from the garbage
cans, but usually receive their portion
from the hand of the generous house
wife, taken from the same bill of fare
provided for the family.
Nebraska according to enumeration
returns had 108,478 dogs in 1916 and
109,742 in 1917, an increase of 4,264
in this period. The sheep killed and
destroyed by dogs, coyotes and pred
atory animals, though, (mainly dogs)
was between 5,000 and 6,000, valued
at approximately $60,000. The lack of
identity of the dogs, and the respon
sibility of the dog owners has resulted
in very few sheep owners being able
to collect damages for sheep killed and
Injured. - The sheep loss from this
source would seem to warrant some
legislation against this source of in
jury. These losses that under present
conditions are not only depressing on
the sheep and wool industry, but also
costly to our state in the food and
clothing which these slaughtered ani
L. H. PICKARD.
! Would Drop Discussion.
! Council Bluffs, la., Nov. 29. To the
Editor of The Bee: There havebeen
several letters in the "Letter Box"
column of The Bee recently relative
to the acts of negroes and also retali
atory letters, from colored people. I
do hope that the matter will be drop
ped instanter. There is ever-present
bitterness enough between black; and
white races without arousing more
through the columns of the press. If
each one of us will look into our own
lives we might possibly find a few
things that need improvement and if
we will direct our efforts toward a
betterment of our own acts .and lives
we will have little, if any, time to find
fault with or to arouse bitterness in
We are all ushered into this world
by the same process and we all meet i
on a common level again when we
leave it Whether our lives have been
such as to leave behind a kindly or
honored remembrance, depends solely
on the use to which we have devoted
the several talents that we are given.
We are each a cog in the great drive
wheel of progress and It matters not
whether the other cog be red, black,
white or yellow, It has its particular
function to perform. If we, as a cog,
find a weaker cog in the wheel, isn't, it
to our advantage to assist that weaker
one to perform its function, rather
thankee throw emery dust into the
cogs and thus retard the wnoie ma
chine? - Think It over.
D. L. STANTON.
WHERE IS THE NOISE?
, Boost for Interstate Fair Project
Fort Collins, Colo., Nov. 28. To the
Editor of The Bee: I see by The Bee
that your people have given up all
hopes Of establishing an Interstate fair
at Omaha. I wonder if they fully
realize what a good fair and exposi
tion would mean to Omaha and Ne-
Nebraska is an agricultural state
and, having a large acreage of fine
grazing lands, the raising of good
stock is of vital importance to the
farmers and stockmen of the country.
A well balanced fair and exposition
is to the animal kingdom the same as
the colleges are to our boys and girls.
You show me a country that raises
good stock and I assure you that you
will find a small per cent of illiteracy.
Just to illustrate, I want to take you
over the river to the county of Shelby,
Iowa, for the purpose of showing you
what a county fair and the Shelby
County Live Stock exchange has done
for the country in a small way. Shelby
county has a greater number of breed
ers of registered stock than any county
in the United States; one of them bred
the best short horn bull In the United
States (Cumberland's Type). Twenty
three head sired by this bull, all less
than 18 months old, sold at an average
of 11,081. Now the point I wish to
make Is this: The world would have
never known this bull had it not been
"What animal." al the teacher of tho
class in natural history, "make the nearest
approach to man?" ,v .
"Please, sir, the flea," answered Bobby
Jones. Boston Transcript - :
A girl who was' running a London bul- waa
making out her first report. Under tho
headinf "Accidents' she stated:
"Bumped into an old sent."
TJnder tha heading "Remarks," she said:
"Simply, awful." Christian Register.
"I never talk of up-lifting movements to
women who wear high heels."
"Well, you could not very well expect
them to come out flat-footed for any kind
of reform.", Baltimore American. f
"That, man ought to be arrested I Ha
threw a'lump of coal at a cat!"
, "Ara yon going to tell the 8. P. C A.?"
"No. I'm going to tell tho fuel commis
sioner." Washington Star.
; "I was told that Jaggera has developed
a tendency to rapid consumption."
"So he does when he gets within acting
distance of any one's well-supplied dinner
table." Louisville Courier-Journal.
"The fair defendant will be acquitted, of
"I expect so," replied tho prosecuting at
torney. "As soon as she mounted the wit
ness stand and smiled at the Jury, nine out
of the 12 began to fumble with their neck
ties and slick down their hair." Birming
. "Pa, what is a practical economist?" .
"A man who can get a dollar's worth of
anything for a dollar, my Son." Ilfe.
Mothers-Do you .think' Charles means
Daughteiw-Well, every night he. calls I
nee In his pocket The Real Estate Bulletin
listing the houses for rent. Brooklyn Citi
; "Broken promises, broken promises, f
don't see how some women tolerate their
"Doesn't a woman always ' get' hew
promise for every one that is broken?
What's the matter with you ?" Louisville
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