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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE; DECEMBER 2, 1917.
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Lansdowne's proposal to "lay down" plainly
struck a popular discord.
Austria snapi up a peace offer with the eager
ness of the canine in the fable.
Subsequent proceedings scarcely interest Lord
Lansdowney His dovecote was demolished by
the first fire.
Our Indian summer has lingered with us to the
last minute. Look out for the arrival of Old Man
Winter at almost any day. ,
Some lively work awaits the staff of county
food regulators. The first task Is firmly gripping
the duty; the next doing it' .'
l . ' t '. ' 'f,
j Another auto thief has been given a' peniten
tiary sentence. An occasional example like this
auto help some. Oh, hava heart '
The first vindication of its name will come
when the "Lucky Seventh" is mustered in and ac
tually ordered, to training camp. ,r
Only standardized bread loaves are to be sold
throughout the United States in another week.
Folks will then see the difference.,
Events and experiences in this country leave
no doubt of the Teuton propagandists being quali
fied for membership in the Ananias club.
Still the corn'belt will bear with patriotic for-1
' titude the invasion of Londonish fogs so long as
i j they conserve the strain on the coal bins.
"The United States of Russia" is not unlikely
to rise from the melting pot of autocracy and
revolution.'. Stranger things have happened.
Northern neutrals united would cut a lively fig
ure in the fight for humanity. Separately the safe
course lies in turning the other cheek to the mailed
fist '-:"'V:':f. y : ' .-y ;y
I , France resorts to bread rations as a result of
a poor harvest Uncle Sam's reserves 'are-built
for such emergencies. Saving at home makes for
strength abroad. N
" To Germany's announced willingness to treat
with Russia for a separate peace Austria says, "Me,
too." Whenever the kaiser takes snuff his cousin
, of Austria sneezes. '
Every state in the union is now represented in
the union army somewhere in, France. Later
guardsmen must speed up if they wish a place in
next spring's grand push, J
For the first time since the war began all the
frontier gates of Switzerland 'are closed urn Still
a sufficient variety of the fighting races are on the
insideto prevent the conversation lagging. '
Speed in government shipbuilding isvital, and
tha principal means' to that end is standardization
of, plana. Henry Ford repeats and emphasizes the
advice of practical men. In urging standardiza
tion and sticking to it Mr. Ford speaks with the
force of a master demonstrator.
Every" American who glimpses the atrocities
and desolation wrought by the ravaging Huns
comes home aflame with teal to press the fight for
humanity to the last ditch. Congressman Stephens
merely reiterates the sentiments of Americans
who preceded him to the front
Insuring the Soldiers
Wall Street Journal
There Is nothing especially low as k peace rate
In the premium of $8 per $1,000 which the govern
ment will charge for this insurance. Politicians
have encouraged a popular belief that the govern
ment has discovered a way of insuring lives at a
lower cost than is possible for the life insurance
companies. It is only fair to these companies to
ay that they have given the most loyal service,
although they know well enough that this belief
The premium here quoted is the actuarial rate
for men between the ages of 20 and 30 insured for
one year only. This insurance may be renewed
from year to year during the continuance of the
war, but at the end it must be relinquished or, con
verted into a regular life or endowment policy.
No one knows what the war mortality will cost
in addition to the peace rate, but it is obvious that
it will be several times that rate. This must nec
essarily be paid out of taxes, and in this way be
comes the contribution of the public to the cost
of insurance. Moreover, the taxpayer, as usual,
takes the heaviest part of the risk.
It will be observed that the government is
imply applying to the, insurance of soldiers and
sailors the group plan which has been in operation
for some years by some of the larger companies.
This provides insurance running from year to
year at its cost for the year. Several hundred
thousand employes of manufacturing companies
and business concerns, including those of this
newspaper of more than three years' service, are
insured on this clan.
In these groups are included all employes up to
: the age of 65 and as the cost of insurance on this
yearly plan increase from year to year it follows
that the' average for a group of employes from
20 to 65 years of age would be higher than that
for a group of soldiers or sailors of from 20 to
, 30 years. Yet notwithstanding the large num
ber of middle-aged and. elderly men insured on
the group plan, the life companies have found it
possiDie to provide mis lorm oi insurance ai an
average yearly cost of about $9. '
On a peace basis this comparison does not
snake the government's $8 premium look partic
elarly cheap. The incalculable bonus ia in the
Vrar risk, v
Need of Simplifying Our War Machinery.
Every patriotic American is ready to do his or
herbit to help win the war and to meet to the best
of his ability every call for money or persona!
services to lighten the burdens of those who are
to fight the battles or to relieve the suffering and
distress of the war victims.
Temptation and tendency, however, to multi
ply committees and commissions, associations and
societies, for all .sorts of things threatens to clog
the smooth-running of the wheels by sheer clutter
of too much machinery. To prosecute the numer
ous war activities, we all readily concede, minute
organization is necessary, reaching down to every
individual on the farm and in the village as well
as in the city, but this organization can be co-ordinated
and centralized with tremendous saving
of time, effort and money as compared with a
multiplicity of separate and independently operated
"movements'! with objects more or less overlap
ping. In his recent talk here Henry' J. Allen de
scribed a refined English girt, who fs herding
sheep day by day, consoling herself that by con
tinuously sticking to that lonely pasture she is
keeping a soldier in the trenches fighting for her
country. It takes no demonstration to see'' that
this girl' "Sit" would accomplish only half what
it is achieving if two girls were watching the
sheep where the attention of but one was needed,
and the second could, by herding in another field,
send another sojdier to the front. .. . , ; '
No machinery or control assuring intelligent
direction to, the efforts of the people trying to
win the war would mean chaos and ineffectiveness,
but so also does too much' machinery. Let us
not confuse the means and the endcommjttees,
commissions, associations, are only the means to
the all-overshadowing end of securing - peace
through victory in the shortest time and with the
least sacrifice of human life. What is wanted of
all is for each to fit himself or herself into the
mobilization" of our resources so thati there may
be no misapplied power and so that the full force
may be focused upon the enemy at the spot.where
it will produce the greatest result. ,y , 1
Enough to Feed the World.
, Secretary , David Lubin of the International
Institute of Agriculture, . with headquarters at
Rome, sends out his annual statement of the crop
yield for J917,. which makes a very encouraging
showing.' Plenty td eat or everybody exists in
the world, the only question being to handle the
food without waste and to secure its proper dis
tribution. Seventeen countries, not including the
central powers, report i wheat yield of 1,868,000,
000 bushels, 85.6 per cent of the average for the
five-year period, 1911-15.; Aa conservation meth
ods already adopted assure the laving of consid
erably more than IS per cent the yield is to be
valued at terms of the normal crop. Corn ex
ceeds the five-year average by 14.1 per cent, while
oats, rice and 'potatoes all run about the same
above the average. Rye and barley fall a little
below, while sugar beets and tobacco are well
above the normal.' This leaves the only serious
shortage in the meats, and this can not be made
up in a single season. .With governmental con
trol .and co-operation, it may be safety assumed
that hunger is not going to add its terror to the
other features of war in regions to which it is
possible to penetrate with food caravans.-, Un
fortunate behind the lines will suffer, but only
because it is impossible to reach them with re
lief from th wprtd'f stofe, of wtables.; y ' fc,
Privationa'of Northern Neutrals.
American, tyntpatniMaTVtn4erftne. 'a se
vere strain during the hjt five, months. Each of
the four northern neutrals sought a continuance
of old trade 'relations and a share of the necessa
ries heretofore, available. Aon the market place!
Friendship' and racial kinship were sounded in an
appeal for grains and other substantiate menaced
by thfXmbargo. - Official delegations braved the
"terrors", of the U-boat zone to lay before the'
government the. risks of privation involved in re-1
striding the now of foodstuffs to war allies only.
In a published interview the Danish minister of
the interior, Oye Rode, expressed the common
opinion of the northern nations that the United
States should not turn own old friends and cease
furnishing supplies' which alone would avert im
pending ruin. ', The. great American heart hesi
tated between sympathy and duty. , Sympathy
urged leaving the bars down; duty pressed for
barred gates to all but fighting friends. So far
there has-been no relaxation of the embargo as
originally planned. The ruin talked about stalks
abroad, doubtress, but is not taken seriously by
people on the spot A private letter from Copen
hagen printed in the New York Times indicates
a purpose bravely to meet privations as they come.
The fait racing season was the best ever seen in
Denmark and more expensive horses were on the
circuits. ,' A tribe of "Goulash barons," born of
war profits, keenly compete in social festivities and
in buoying up the courage of the people with
princely dinners.' Some restrictions prevail in the
gasoline market, but, aside from prohibited driving
after 9 p. m. and on Sundays, plenty of cars are
going. Palatial fiats are going up in all direc
tions and new "villas" multiply, giving needed em
ployment and diverting the public mind from sur
rounding "poverty." "Somehow or other," says
the writer, "no doubt by divine interposition, we
continue to live like fighting cocks." Discounting
the unseemly levity of the last sentence, enough
is revealed to measure the heroic fortitude of the
neutrals amid their pictured ruins, i ; . ' ,
. American Humor at the Front. v
The irrepressible ebullience of the Yankee
soldier rises above the terror of war and bubbles
in sparkling effervescence over the battle front
On devastated fields, where he toils to restore
euiiic rcniviautc oi civilization, lie crccis signs
that indicate his eternal optimism and defiance
of fate, These signs are not grim in irony or
threatening in aspect as are some erected by the
enemy, but are full of the spirit of hope and pur
pose. The ripple of laughter that flows from
them may strike some of the more serious-minded
as in some sense out of place, but they really
show no lack of reverence. They are expressive
of indomitable resolve to revise and make useful
what the foe ,has sought to destroy. Daring
death with a jest and flouting at physical peril is
characteristic of the, light-hearted men who are
going with all their souls into the thickest of
war's inferno. They, work "while they laugh and
bring an example Of courage and hope to a land
that needs it most American humor is an inseparable-companion
to American pluck and de
termination and always "the bravest are the ten
derest the loving are the daring." , i
Uncle Sam announces an abundance of room
on his payroll for firemen and machinists, with
good wages, high living and travel expenses as
sured. Besides, the men who root for the United
States in these lines banish all wory about
meatless and wheatless days, fuel bills and other
By Victor Roeewater-
IF OMAHA made as, good an impression upon
Henry P. Davison as Mr. Davison did upon
those who met or heard Jiim during his djiy's
visit here in connection whb the Red Cross work
this city ought to stand ace high with the House
of Morgan. Like most men who have attained
high places through their own efforts and abil
ity, Mr. Davison possesses the saying clause, of
humor and takes things philosophically. Ac
cording to his own statement, he has been thinks
ing, eating, sleeping and dreaming nothing but
Red Cross since he took over his job of chief en
gineer for that gipantic institutionwhose assets
as he found them, however, consisted of only two
items, one a hisr bunch of long overdue debts and
the otber itsTgood will." If any person can capi
talize the trobd will of the Red Cross at 100 per
cent it is Mr. Davison, and if he does not send it
uo above pai1 it will not be his fault In spite of
the surplus of wealth which he is supposed to
carry around with hiffl, the big New York banker
is as aftable and approachable as any Omaha bank
pre ?dent. if not more so. At any rate he is
while swinging around the Red Cross circle, but,
I take it, when he srets back to his own business
after the close of the war he will in self-protection
have to jpnt up a few barriers arairist the in
trusion of all the people he has invited to drop in
and see him.
r "Why is it spelled that way?" asked my little
boy as we aprx-oached the court house while walk
ing own on, Farn am street. ' '.' .
' "Sailed what wav?" I parried, and then with
child-like amazement he called my attention to
the inscription across the front reading:
"Dovglas .Covnty Covrt'Hovse." y
The youno-ter has been having lessons at
school in spelling and couldn't understand why
the letter "v" was substituted in each of those
four words where he is being tauarht to put the
letter "u." I tried to explain to him that origi
nally there was but one such letter in the adpha
bet and that the Romans wrote it "v" and that
later two letters were devised for the two sounds
formerly represented by the one. I suppose the
architect responsible for the inscription thinks he
had a reason, but he surely could not have appre
ciated the .disturbance produced in the minds of
children just learning to spell. , . ',
An inquiry this week led me to look up the
Nebraska law giving married women separate
property rights and the legislative record of its
enactment The question grew out of an asser
tion that this measure was put through the legis
lature by mv father and an appeal to me. to verify
the contention. I found that the law, which is
entitled "And Act Respecting the Rights of Mar
ried Women." was passed by the legislature of
1871. in which my father served as a member of
the lower house, but that the bill was introduced
in the senate. Reference to the senate journal
shows that its sponsor was State Senator B. F.
Hilton, to whom the introduction is credited "by
leave." whirh. I assume, means the same as "by
request." The hill passed the senate by unani
mous vote 'and in the house went through with
27 affirmative votes (including mv father's) and
12 recorded as "not votinsr." This law, which
was one of the first of its kind, provided that all
the real and personal property, any women might
own at the time of her marriage and also all
such property as might come to her afterwards
by inheritance, benuest Or gift of any person ex
cept her husband should remain her sole and
separate property and not be subject to the dis
posal of her husband or liable for his debts. It
also ?ave a married woman the same right to
bargain, sell and convey her property and to make
contracts with reference to it as a married man, to
sue and to be sued the same as if she were not.
married and to carry on a" trade or business and
perform any labor or services on her own ac
count and keeo the profits or earnings. Remem
ber that all this, was r'one in Nebraska in 1871. 46
years ago, and constituted one of the most im
portant steps in the fmancimition of woman, who
at that 4ime. penerallv speaking, had no property
rights which her husband was bound to respect.
While on the subject of legislative records, let
me commend lite pamphlet that has just come
in. entitled "The Exercise of the Veto. Power in
Nebraska," .being a. comprehensive compilation
and analysis of the veto messages of Nebraska ex
ecutives, which the author, Knute Emil Carlson,
is presenting for his thesis in the University of
Nebraska. It is instructive to note that, in Ne
braska, even the territorial governor possessed
the veto power, which was continued under both
our state constitutions, and that this veto power
has been ft eely exercised with reasonable frequency
though with infrenuent reasoning. During the
little more than, 12 years of territorial legisla
tures meeting annually a total of 1.468 bills were
passed, of which 39 were vetoed, and of these only
four were passed over the objections of the gov
ernor. During the state period from 1867 to 1915
a total of 3,889 bills were passed, of which 138
were vetoed, and of these again only four were
passed over the veto. The table of bills hows
that the veto record is held by Governor Mickey,
with 27 to! his credit in his second term, more
than doubling the 11 in his first term; with Gov
ernor Aldrich and Governor Sheldon close sec
onds, with 16 and 15 vetoes, respectively. The
effort of Governor. Dietrich to veto a resolution
submitting a constitutional amendment is listed,
but is not taken up in the discussion as it should
be. There is room also for some constructive sug
gestions as to what should be done with the veto
power in our next Nebraska constitution, should
the coming state election indicate a popular de
sire for a constitutional convention.
One Year Ago Today In the War. ,
Great battle- raged about Height
1,050, northeast of Monastlr. .
German . Reichstag adopted ' the
compulsory civilian service bill."
.Constantinople reported an advance
by the Turks in region aouth, ot Van.
in Omaha Thirty Tears' Ago.
i The marriage ceremony of . Miss
Sophia Cooke to, A. W, Kinsman was
Solemnized at the residence of the
bride's mother at No. 12 South Twenty-fifth
avenue at 5:30 o'clock.
The Edward Crelghton Guards were
formally mustered into- the next guard
AROUND , THE CITIES,
long-haired that he w&a able to bring dona
the houae." Baltimore American.-.,
Judge IJave you any means of auppart
Prisoner Yea, yd honah. (To- hie mftii
To' Martha, yo' star up dar so de Jedge-
kin see yer. Boston Transcript;
by Governor Thayer, assisted by his
staff officers. Adjutant General Cole,
mustering officer, and Inspecting; Gen
eral Hotchkisa and Eurgeon General
Isaac Battin, secretary of tha Omaha
Gas Manufacturing company,' sent a
check for $100 to Chief Gafllgan ot
the Are department as an acknowl
edgement of the services rendered the
gas company at its late fire.
Companies -A, B, C and D of the
Ninth cavalry, from Jefferson -barracks,
St Louis, Mo., arrived over the Kansas
City, St Joseph & Council Bluffs and
went direct to ' the St Paul depot
where they took the train for Fort
Niobrara, - ,
: A valuable set of harness was stolen
from . the stables of Link & Christen
son, 1121 Saunders street
At a meeting of the trustees of the
board of charities to effect a temporary
organization for the association, .Jo
seph Barker was elected temporary
chairman, J. J. Points temporary sec
retary and William Wallace temporary
t .1.1-,. . w. - -jh viae Sorahum Ian t air a, Koxion. pretty
taaa een the salt water ponds. The She ...ma to be .growing t younger ever
"bone dry" territory includes the shoestring n. Olomynx Yes,, Indeed, she Is one ok
harbor district, and works more or lesa 0ur moat successful camoufleurs. Life. 1
havoe among artists who admired a dash of, ... '-,- .?-. -
brown in marine scenery. -' , -"Never make fun of long-hatred actors.'
. - ..''. "Why shouldn't I make fun, of-them?"
The groundawall of a movement to abolish ! ..R.m.mKr it waa not until Samson m
uerman in us poone aenooia ia leit in sioux
City.' No discussion or aetion hava taken
place, but both are looked for' before the
beginning of .the second semester, j -
Chicago's bomb score this year totals 60.
Tha average so far is on exploaion week.
Scores "of bomb raids have been frustrated
by the police. .
- Sfcrax City visions bigger and better
building season in 1918. Big building plana
in architect shops promise an outlay of $800,-'
000. - Beside these projects there will be an
assortment of residences, garages and a few
churches. - ,
The jitney still persists fat Minneapolis
nd is a speed law breaker par excellence. In
moat cases the owners are Irresponsible,
shifty and specially clever in dodging tha
trams cops. One of tha regular-jitney stunts '
la to apeed up and scare people waiting for,
atreet ears. Just like old times here.
Newark, the largest city in New Jersey,
is trying on its new suit of commission gov
ernment. The commission consists of five
members, and no less than 80 eitisens are
out for tha jobs. Tha stock of campaign
promisee and pledgee afloat carry soma
' message to every . political taste and sua
, gests great skill in dispensing camouflage. .
Boston municipal campaign grows hotter
as tha mercury descends. Six candidate
' for mayor are In tha field. Including Mayor
iCurley, who ia up for . re-election. Little,
'flag-waving is indulged In, because all cam
paigners are dyed-in-the-wool patriots - for
. tha job. Considerable mud la flying and the
Ananias club is doing all kinda of business.
People and Events
Louisville coal consumers are experiencing the
novelty of a refund of excess prices from the
dealers. Seven cents a ton is the average rebate.
It does not inspire a millionaire feeling, but gives
a faint indication of what is meant by "Just like
finding money." . t
A marked boom in local traffic is on between
Washington and Baltimore. More and more are
the cities drawn closer together. Washington
sees in Baltimore a freer hospitality and hops
to it gleefully, and Baltimore, cheerfully responds.
Wherefore? Washington dry. Baltimore wet
War conditions ' are revising upward Tom
Johnson's celebrated 3-cent fares at . Cleveland.
The price doesn't pay for the service and high
price materials bills and a boost to 4 cents is on
the way. Johnson's reform overcame all
obstacles hitherto, but a street railway deficit
gave it a deadly clout. -
After a heart-to-heart talk with federal of
ficials at Chicago last week, Rev. Adolph Voight,
a pro-German preacher of Elgin, 111., shifted his
keynote and delivered a hot pro-American ser
mon last Sunday. . The tune sounded strange in
Voight's pulpit, but it suspended some worry in
that quarter. 1 t - ?.
Three of the political graft trials staged at
Jefferson City, Mo., in the last two weeks re
sulted in the acquittal of the defendants. The
accused were penitentiary officials charged with
making away with state supplies and soliciting
money for pardons and paroles. Documentary
evidence of graft availed nothing against the
sonorous plea that convict evidence against a
Missouri democrat was no good anyhow.
, Milk producers around the Twin Cities
turned the tables on the price fixers of the Min
nesota Public Safety commission. The latter de
creed that 6 cents a quart or $2.48 a hundred
weight was the right wholesale price for the
producers. Armour's buyers hopped into the
?:ame and made a contract with the producers
or 50.000 pounds of milk daily at $2.80 a hundred.
The contract will take about 40 per cent of the
local supply, which spells a shortage for consum
ers in the two cities. The state commission says
the contract is invalid as it endangers public
Ttdt Day in History. , . .
1JSS Richard i Montgomery, who
fell before Quebec, and whom congress
honored in death, born in Ireland.
Died December 31, 1775.
' 1760 John Breckenridgre. famous
Kentucky statesman, born in Augusta 1
county, Virginia. Died at Lexington,
December 14, 1806.
1777 The ship "Ranger," Captain
John Paul Jones, sailed from Ports
mouth, N. H., bound for France.
1806 Ohio legislature ordered the
seizure of the boats building on the
Muskingum river for the "Aaron Burr
. 1823 President Monroe delivered a
message which enunciated the famous
1836 Queen Lllioukalanl, the last
sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands,
.born In Honolulu. Died there Novem
ber 11, 1917. . s
1844 Thomas Corwin was elected
United States senator from Ohio.
1914 Austrians captured Belgrade,
the capital city of Serbia.
1915 Officials of the Hamburg
American Steamship company in' New
Tork fotind guilty of violating Amer
ican neutrality laws in sending coal to
The Day Tve Celebrate.
Nelson B. Updike, president of the
Updike Grain company, is 46 years
Dr. Philip Sher, practicing physU
clan, is celebrating his 43rd birthday
Lynn P, Campbell, with the Byron
Reed company, was born in Pomeroy,
Ia., 28 years ago today.
Ed Merrltt, the druggist is 42 years
Caroline White, celebrated operatio
soprano, horn at Dorchester, Mass., 81
years ago today. . ;
Rev. Mr. Alexander Mann, rector of
Trinity church, Boston, born at Ge
neva, N. Y., 57 years ago today.
Frederick ; E., Farnsworth, for the
past ten years general secretary of the
American, Bankers' association,, born
in Detroit 65 years ago today. , . .
Louis Q. Cramton, representative
.congress of the Seventh Michigan dis
trict, born in Lapoer county, Michigan,
43 years ago today. ' . 1 -
James Huff McCurdy of the Young
Men's Christian Association college at
Springfield, Mass., now engaged in or
ganization work ia -f ranee, born ' at
Princeton, Me., 51 years ago today.
M. J. Kelley, manager of the St
Paul American Association Base Ball
club, -born at Otter River, Mass., 41
years ago today." v. s
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
Lodges of Elks throughout the coun
try will hold their - annual , memorial
services today 'for deceased 'members.
Whrfe-ribboned delegates from all
parts of the country will assemble in
Washington today for the national con
vention of the Women's Christian Tem
perance union. ' -
A" series of religious services in
which churchmen of the Protestant
Catholic and Jewish faiths will Join
will be Inaugurated in Philadelphia to
day for the benefit of the soldiers and
OUT OF THE ORDINARY.
. A single factory in Michigan produced 150
earloada of sauerkraut this season.
The excess profita duty In Great Britain
has yielded nearly 1500,000,000 this year.
On the voyage that led to the" discovery
of tha new world Columbus' salary was 8800
a year, while the pay of his sailors was $2.50
Canadian defrosted fish two years old, but
still of perfect flavor, waa recently served at
a luncheon- given in honor of a Canadian of
ficer in London. ',
Eighteen milea la said to be tha longest '
distance on record at which a man's voice
has been heard. This occurred la tha Grand'
canyon of tha Colorado. ' -.j
Posters take their name from tha fact that .
in former timea the footways of London'
were separated from tha drives by a line of
posts, on which advertisements were dis
played. . j
Bavaria has produced a motion picture film i
depicting incidents of its mad King Lud-!
wig's emtio career in the actual scenes of
their enactment and incidentally made Lud-
wig a "movie" star.
The pope's Income ia f 1,400,000 .a year,
one-seventh of which is guaranteed by the
emperor of Austria; another seventh comes
from vested interests and the remainder ia
derived from Peter Pence,
THE DAY IS PASSING.
From an Old School Beadsr. .
, Arise! for the day la passing
.While you lie dreaming on;
, Your brothera are cased In armor
And forth o tha fight are gone;
Your place In the ranks awalta you;
Each man has a part to play
The past and the future are nothing
Ia the-face of the atern today. .
Arise from your dreama of the future,
. Of gaining a hard fought field.
Of storming the airy fortress,
Of bidding the giant yield.
Your future has deeds of glory, ' ' ,
Of honor (Qod grant It may!)' - -But
your arma will never be stronger
Or needed aa now tody.
Arise I If the past detain you, '
..Her. sunshine and storm forgetj'- -j,
No chains so unworthy to hold you
As those of a vain regret.
Sad or bright, ahe la lifeless ever; ...
Cast her-phantom anna away,
Nor took back,'' Save to lean tha lesson
r Of a nobler strife-today. -.
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Arise! for the hour,, Is passing:
The sound that you dlmlyhear . .
Is your enemy marching to' battfe, ' '. J;
,' Rise I rise! for the foe Is near. '
j . Stay not to brighten your weapons.
Or the hourwlll strike at last,
And from dreams of a coming battle
. . You will wake and find It past., -
Brambach Baby Grand
Many a family must soon
solve the piano question--Why
not solve it for all
time? We can help you to
the answer. '
. The last word In Pianos is
he Baby Grand.
The Brambach .
has become the most popu
lar. of all. Beautiful tone,
artistic design, occupies the
same room space as an. Up
right , ; : " .
, A postal request will bring
you paper pattern showing
actual space it will require
in your favorite room.
Hear it at , our store today. -
A. Hospe Co,
1513-15 Douglaa St
WOMEN SUFFERERS MAY
Thousands upon thousands of wom
en hava kidney and bladder! trouble
and never suspect it.
Women's complaints often prove to
be nothing else but kidney trouble, or
the result -of kidney or bladder dis
ease. V. ' ,.
If the kidneys are not in a healthy
condition, they may cause -the other
organs to become diseased. - ..
Pain in the back, headache, loss of ,
ambition, ' nervousness, are often
timea symptoms of kidney troubla.
Don't delay starting treatment. Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp Hoot,. a' physician's;
prescription,- obtained - at any drug -,
store, may Joe just the remedy needed
to overcome such conditions.
Get a medium or large size bottle
Immediately from any drug store.
K Howevery if you wish first to test
this great preparation send ten cents
to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N.
Y.t for a, sample bottle. When writing
be sure to mention The Omaha Sun
day Bee." y
Bee Sun 1x3 Requested ,
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Storiette of the Day. "
The conversation in the lobby of a
Washington hotel turned to the fishing
subject when Representative William
R. Green , of Iowa said he was re
minded of a little incident along that '
line. - .'..
One afternoon three men of a party '
that was spending some time at the
shore went fishing and the biggest
thing they caught was a diminutive '
specimen about four Inches long, This, '
however, was no damper on their hap-
piness and to everybody in the hotel
they proudly exhibited their catch.
"By the way," remarked a charming
young woman to whom the string was
shown, "fishes go in schools, do they
- "That Is tha usual belief," answered
the happy fisherman. "But why do you
"Merely a fancy of mine," smiled
the young woman, "I was thinking that
you must have broken up the infant
class."- Philadelphia Telegraph.
: HERE AND THERE:
Administering the draft law cost tha
United States $8,660,480.
About 70,000 church bells In Germany hava
been melted for munitions of war.
The Grand falls of Labrador are tha high
est in tha world. They have a sheer drop
of 3,000 feet Tha falls of Niagara drop
' William Allen Dtmmock, aged It, of Llm
ington Village, Me., who has received his
appointment as postmaster, ia believed to be
the youngest postmaster in the state. ,
: Tha ordinary house fly ean lift a match
betweea two of ita feet and carry ft. ' A
human being, to perform a similar feat,
would hava to lift a beam eight and a quar
ter yards ia length and 1 inches thick.
Tha programs, newspapers, lunch, wrap
pers, ate picked up by tha park employes
after tha first two games of tha world's at
riee at Chicago weighed 7,500 pounds. They
produced 71 bales and sold for f(0. '
For tha first time la tha history of tha
University of Colorado a woman haa be
come nrealdent of the Combined Ensrineera.
i n Awanl.atlMi mhbmwmI ,f .Im..
students, Miss Elsia Eaves having been
awarded tha honor.
. A woman's war work council has been
organised by women students at the Uni
versity of Wisconsin to systematise and di
rect the work that women atudenta under
take to aid tha nation. The project la under
tha Women's Self -Government associatioa. .
. . ' ' Route of th N ,
Celebrated Seminole Limited
:::;;:f;:'THE:ALL. steel tiin ; , r
.lost Direct Service to the South
Roand trip reduced WINTER Tourist Tickets oa sale daily. "
Limited to Return May 25, 1918. ' '
RATES TO PRINCIPAL POINTS AS FOLLOWS:
Ft. Lauderdale ..... 875.10
Palm Beach S 73.04
Lake Worth ....... .873.00
Key West 887.66
Fort Myers 871.26
Havana, Cuba, via New Orleans -895.91
Havana, Cuba, via Jacksonville ............. S 102.56
. Tickets to all other poiata at same proportional rates.
Tickets via Waahingtoa, D. G, ia one direction returning via
any direct line, at slightly higher rates. - '. -
Jacksonville ........ .834.56
St Petersberg ? $66.16
Orange City ........ $63.66 i
' For full particulars, descriptive literature and sleeping car
reservations, call at City Ticket Office or write S. North, District
Passenger Agent, 407 S. 16th St, Omaha. Phone Douglas 264.
HOME GUARD ORGANIZATION
"' ' THE -' ;:''''
Woodmen of the World
' . ISSUING LIFE INSURANCE CERTIFICATES
1250.00 to $5,000.00
. PROTECTING THE HOME AND LOVED ONES
AGAINST HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS
JOIN OUR HOME GUARD
Rates Reasonable but Adequate !
Certificates Backed by $35,000,000.00 Assets
Call Douglaa 4570 No Charge for Explanation
W. A.V Fraier, Sovereign Commander. J. T. Yates, Sovereign Clerk.
THE OMAHA BEE INFORMATION BUREAU
Washington, D. C.
Enclosed find a 2-cent stamp,' for which yon will please send me,
entirely free, a copy of the book: "How to Remove Stains."
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