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Weiihlmon-UU O St. CORRESPONDENCE Address eeomimleaUons relillnf to "we tad sdltorlsl natter to Oniebe Br Edltorlel DepertneBt. OCTOBER CIRCULATION 58,059 Daily Sunday, 51,752 wrre drenletloB for the month subscribed tad worn to or DwlM Ullleaa. Ctroilitloa Manassr Subscribers leaving the elt should have The Bee mailed to thorn. Address changes' aa of tea ae requested. Hello, Congress 1 Keep your car to the ground. Now watch the Methodists put the preacher pension fund over the top. Yesterday the job sought the man. Today the job beckons to the woman. The railroad pool is one of facilities, not of receipts. Jump in and help win the war. Food hoarders imagine the forces of Herbert Hoover are armed with stuffed clubs. The com ing swing and the subsequent lump insure a pain ful awakening. - Four or more divisions of Russia, among them Siberia, have declared their independence and cut loose from the reds of Petrograd. Evidently the reds can deliver themselves only to the Prussian wolf. ' : ' . ' Washington puts out an advance hunch of drives to come In the first, half of the new year which will squeeze the American purse for $10, 000,000,000, or thereabouts. Begin saving now and stick to it. . ' '$ :" .. m Li . -j a 1 The gratifying fact that money comes easy to alt worthy war services is no assurance that the unworthy can put one over. The average con tributor wisely weighs a cause before delivering the response. . . !' i . i ' No accurate score of the number of tonguea ' featured at the Tower of Babel comes down from ancient times. A fair estimate may be had by keeping tab on the diverse lingoes in present diy , war conversation. '... ' , Washington throws a cold shower on the story of a jobless Russian princess come over here to imbibe the spirit of democracy! 'Tis well. Our 'home-grown princesses have .trouble enough without outside competition. Pamphlet promises of the "benevolent Inten tions' of the Teutonic drive Into Italy turn out as expected mere "scrapa of paper." Italians .caught In the sweep are getting the Belgian treat "ment "benevolently rubbed in." , , The drought-stricken of Texas and the "seed less" farmers of the northwest call upon congress for $50,000,000 each to make good their losses. These generous touches suggest to congress the more profitable course of regulating the weather to meet war conditions. A five-year sentence at hard labor upheld by a federal court in New York sharply reminds slack ers that obedience is the first law of war. A plea of civilian rights failed to save a transport officer, ! returning on another ship, from the penalty of re fusing to obey orders. j ' ' ",'....i.. .Tf1 On several occasions the British lion loosened its grip when distant prey proved inconvenient to hold. In no instance in modern times has the lion let go a neck hold when enemy guns were heard at home. A new precedent is most unlikely in that quarter. Safety forbids. So it was Nicky and Georgie who agreed . among themselves on the division of Palestine and Persia. Nicky fell down on the real estate deal, but Georgie is plotting the addition all right J. B. is some realtor. Rarely does he pass up a chance in any climate. 4 ; One by one the joyriding lures of other days vanish from sight or take the sidetrack. Luxu rious passenger trains are going into eclipse and general service curtailed. . Most startling of the increasing changes are the priority rights of freight trains. Coal trains, food trains, munition trains roll by the switched mahoganies while the freight crews merrily hoot: "Watch Our Smoke." Prussian Promises to Irishmen MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL" "As loyal American citizens we are most deeply interested in the cause for which the United States has entered the war, and we are utterly and irrevocably opposed to any policy that might injure the United States or her allies by giving aid and comfort to the enemy, and thereby prolonging the war. "As for promises of independence for Ire land coming from Germany, with all our souls we denounce them as hyp critical and insincere, but equally to be spurned if they are sincere. "Never in her history has Ireland b-en ar rayed against human freedom, and she would be unworthy of freedom if she lined up with the modern Attila. "Germany is trying to make a catspaw of Ireland, and, unfortunately, some Irishmen are helping her horde of paid agents in that direc tion." Manifesto of United Irish League of Lowell, Mass. . That hits the nail squarely on the head. It is difficult to see how any intelligent man, with the history of Prussian duplicity, bad faith and treachery before him, could possibly suppose that Prussian promises about a free Ireland are worthy of the slightest consideration. The Prussians will promise anything, since they never bother about . keeping their promises. ' Potsdam is simply trying to make a, catspaw of the Irish in precisely the' same way it has striven for years to foment trouble and dissension in countries all over the world. That is the Prus sian diplomacy. It is expressed in the Latin maxim, "Divide et imptra divide anc; rule. . But the sound sense of the Irish people will save them, whatsver the hotheads may do. They have only to agree among themselves on 'what they want to get it from the British Parliament America is here to help Ireland to this end. The War Time Farm Problem. What must we1 have to win the war? Men, munitions, money, ships? To be sure. Every one understands the necessity for these. There has not been, perhaps, a sufficient understanding of an other need, a fundamental need, a need that must be supplied or all the men and munitions and money and ships will be ineffectual. To win the war we must have: Men and food; munitions and food; money and food; ships and food. Without food armies can not fight. Without food factory workers can not manufacture shells and explosives. Without food to be purchased with money, Liberty bonds are only scraps of paper. Without food shipbuilders can not con struct ships, nor can ships, if constructed, trans port to Europe a single factor that will help win the waf unless sufficient food is,also transported. To have sufficient food for military and civilian necessities for our armies, for the allies' armies, for the civil populations of the allies and for our selves at home we must, quickly, develop an efficiency fn American agriculture greater than we have ever known before. Winning the war means more food, and more food means better farming. It will not be suffi cient for America to farm as well and produce as much as before the war. If we do that only, wc, will fall short of the essential requirements for victory. We must produce more on the farms of the United States than In the past. Otherwise Belgium and northern France and Serbia be speak the consequences. Otherwise American graves in France have been fille'd in vain. If Americans had failed to volunteer, or if the selective service plan had miscarried, if ade quate armies had not responded to the call, there would have been consternation in our landr and rejoicing in Berlin. If American agriculture does not respond it has responded, and is responding nobly but if it does not actually produce all the enormous war requirements of food and meat, our position becomes quite as precarious as though the armies had lagged. If the armies of the crown orince should rmsh Haig back and take Verdun and If Hindenburg should press forward to Paris, it would give us immeasurable alarm. Civilization would be aghast. Every man in America would understand what that meant and every woman. If American farms fail, it means exactly the same thing. That is what every person must understand now. That is why it is not merely the farmer's problem. That is why the keenest and most cap able brains of the nation must devote their utmost capabilities to the agricultural problem. For the farmer faces many difficulties. His task is not an easy one. No great responsibility is ever easy and this is the greatest responsibility any class of men has ever borne the responsibility of sav ing civilization. There are problems of labor, of seed and machinery supplies, of transportation, of marketing, of financial accommodation to be solved. There are few men, if any, of economic, financial, industrial influence and force who can not, in some way, assist in furthering the agricul tural war program of he United States. v i Subside, Mr. Kelly, Subside! As too often happens after a sensational mur der trial out of which the accused comes free, the lure of the lecture platform is said to beckon Rev. Lyn J. G. Kelly as a way to capitalize the notoriety and cash in on the free advertising sc- cured from his case. Accepting the verdict of acquital from the murder charge, the evidence ad duce! clearly proved .that -the prisoner was irre sponsible and on general principles impossible as a member -pf decent society and if he has any sense of propriety he will not inflict himself upon people who can be attracted to him by nothing but morbid curiosity. The best servicj his friends can render him is to persuade him to subside and seek in retirement from the public gaze an oppor tunity to rehabilitate his reputation under the mantle of charity everyone is willing to throw around hira. If he insists on exhibiting himself as a money-making venture, it will devolve upon the public to force him to subside by refusing to drop in the coin at the box office. . -- - . Progress in Social Legislation. ' The annual bulletin of the American Association for Labor Legislation reports steady progress in the enactment -of workmen's compensation laws. Thirty-seven states, comprising four-fifths of the country, have such laws in operation. Five of the states are initiates of 1917, while in the older states important improvements were made in the original statutes. North Dakota is the only state in the horth which has so far resisted the passage of laws for the benefit of wage workers. Missouri, is also conspicuous among the states successfully resisting beneficial legislation. It is fact of much significance that nine of the eleven backward states lie together south of the Ohio and east of the Mississippi, a section which showed its colors' in fighting child labor laws. No backward steps are recorded in any of the compensation states, the general tendency being for improvements in existing laws justified by experience. The next forward step indicated by the bulle tin is toward health insurance. A commission of the association has drafted model laws for this purpose and eight states have legislative commit tees .studying the measures and reshaping them to conform to their respective requirements. It is evident from the report that health insurance will be the next step in social legislation in this country. Montreal welcomed in hearty fashion the American troops visiting the city for the first time in over a .century. The incident is featured because" of its rarity. It will not be so in the fu ture. The brotherhood of arms battling in a common cause shatters precedents and prejudices as well as the sanctity of boundaries. Out of the welter of war is bound to come the stronger ties of the brotherhood of man. "' Austria, Bulgaria ahd Turkey are nothing more than puppets of Prussian junkerdom. All three are typical autocracies, aping the methods of Germany and equally revolting to civilization and humanity. The United States is at war with the master hand of the combination. Logically the country is at war with the whole brood, and the defeat of all is as necessary as the defeat of the leader. The American plan of pressing world democ racy to a victorious conclusion naturally jars British toryism, and accounts for peace screams in that quarter. Every advance of British democ racy has been won against the implacable oppo sition of the privileged classes. Toryism and junkerism are links of the same putrid bologna. . Rest easy that Omaha and Nebraska will give a good account of themselves in the Red Cross membership drive. We have set too high a rec ord already to allow ourselves to Jail down. Getting Your Money1 's Worth By Frederic J. Hackin Washington, D. C. Dec. 1. The other day a society woman spent $4,500 on Christmas presnts for her relatives and friends. As she waited in her limousine for the chauffeur to bring out her parcels, she looked infinitely listless and tired. All about her swarmed the life of a great city. It was the noon hour, and factory workers flood ed the streets, shivering under their thin coats and eating odorous lunches. Some of them were near ly mowed down in the network of traffic. An Italian woman in a purple, threadbare coat, her face seamed with wrinkles, hurried along through the mob, dragging a small blind child after her. On the corner an ambulance had stopped to pick up a small newsboy who had somehow managed to get himself knocked down by a motor. Nearby, women in blue veils were soliciting contributions to the Red Cross. The society woman saw nothing that was going on outside he limousine window. She was think ing that she must have taken cold at the skating rink that morninsr, and. if so, it would be better to take a Turkish bath that afternoon. She breathed a sigh of relief as the chauffeur climbed back to his seat. "Thank God that is over," she murmured. "Christmas is such a bore." This particular society woman is notably un selfish. The ugly things of life, it is safe to say, distress her as much as anybody else. Every year her name heads the list of a number of subscrip tions to charitable institutions. But in spite of a reputation for cleverness, she is really stupid. She doesn't know how to get the most fun out of life. Christmas bores her, and why? She doesn't know how to buy a perfectly nice Christmas for herself. r yy r" a ' Right in the Spotlight Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst, whose deeds of philanthropy have made her name familiar to the people of America, cel ebrates her 75th birthday anniversary today. She is a remdent of California and the widow of the late George Hearst, one of the California "bonan za kings" and a United States senator. In early life Mrs. Hearst was a school I teacher and In her later years she has devoted much of her wealth to the ad vancement of education. She has es tablished and maintained kindergarten training schools In San Francisco, in AVashington, and at Lead, S. D.. where ; her principal mining interests are lo cated. She donated jzbu, uou to tne National Cathedral school for girls in Washington and erected and equipped the mining building at the University of California as a memorial to her hus band. Mrs. Hearst is the mother of William Kandolph Hearst, well known i newspaper publisher and one-time con gressman. One Year Ago Today in the War. The German and Bulgarian armies began the bombardment of Bucharest. Premier Asquith, it was officially an nounced, had decided to advise the reconstruction of the government. In Omaha Thirty Years Ago. A movement is on ?oot for the or ganization of a city base ball league for the coming season. A "donkey party" gotten up by the ladies of the hotel, was given at the Christmas is not a bore to people who under stand how to get the most out of it. Last vear a traveling man for a large war plant found that he was goinsr to have to spend Christmas day on the road. He did not feel very cheerful at the prospect of eating a holiday dinner in a middle western hotel with no one to drink his health but a foreign waiter, but there was nothing else to do. In the morning he lit his pipe and took a walk about the- town, striving to forget his growine sense of disappointment. The stores were all closed and the streets deserted except for a cor ner in front of a dilapidated grocery stofe where some boys were shooting craps behind the dingy bread box. The man paused to watch them, and the boys instantly became suspicious. They shoved the dice into their pockets. The man smiled his most winning smile the smile that won him his salary and the boys immediately recovered their sang froid. "I used to shoot craps," the man explained confidentially, "and I always liked the game. I'll shoot you a game now for today's dinner, against a packacre of cigarettes." Needless to sav, the man lost, and that after noon he plaved host to six ragged youngsters whp ate as if they had never had food enouph before. The man told a friend of his a week 'ater. "I never had such an enjoyable Christmas in a'l my, life." This 'year, when the nation is at war and the hare necessities of life can scarcely be bought, there is a lot of fun coming to people who have the monev and the ingenuity to get the most out of it. The usual expenditure buys everything from silk knitting bags to pin trays, from sofa cushions to picture frames, from tie-holders to cuff buttons, but it does not go very far along this line. On the other hand, it would buy splen did toys. Suppose you took $25 and put it into toys for children who vou knew did not expect to get much this year? Don't you think you would feel a trifle less weary and bored? The other day a woman visited an orphan asy lum to see if she could make arrangements to adopt an orphan over Christmas. She was ad mitted by a slatternly maid who ushered her into the reception room and went to fetch the matron. The carpet on the floor of the reception room was one of the thin hard fabrics, of intricate and hideous design that cast an eternal shadow of KlOom over the room. A number of stiff horse hair chairs were placed stiffly about the wall which was appropriately decorated with old-fashioned etchings of the founder and his family; a marble tooped table in the center of the room supported a lamp that was doubtless once described as "ele gant," and an ancient sauare piano, closed and cov ered with a blue figured fringed cloth added to the atmosphere of decaying respectability. That the place was never .adequately aired was evidenced by the lingering odors of many hardy cabbages and onions. ' Yet this was a home for children. It was hard to imagine the happy, turbulent disposition of a child there. Finally, the matron appeared. She looked as if she. at least, belonged. Her dark hair was plastered back and gathered into a mall knot on the crown of her head; she had a sharp, uncompromising nose, dark eyes that blinked ag gressively when she talked. She explained that the policy of the asylum did not permit children to be taken out on Christ mas day they had to participate in the nsylum entertainment. Neither could they go on Thanks giving, because they had to go to church, but dur ing the holidays they were allowed to spend one or two days with people who wanted them: This year, she said, a local dramatist had interested himself in the children and was directing them in a Christmas play; and some of his friends were go ing to provide a Christmas tree, with at least three toys for every child. ' 1 Can you imagine this dramatist and his friends complaining that Christmas is a bore? ' Christmas this year, indeed, is going to be a bore for very few people. Almost everybody is curtailing the buying of useless extravagances and putting money into practical things that are going to do a lot of good. Women are spending all their spare time knitting woolen things for the sojdiers; Christmas packets are being sent to the front and baskets are being planned for the families of soldiers. Even the children this year are get ting more than their usual shara of the fun, for they are sending packets of toys and necessaries to the orphaned children of the devastated regions of France. ) Most of these European children have lost all earthlv goods, including such things as kitchen utensils, bed covering and other practical neces sities of IKe. Toys are unknown. "In all the months that we have worked here I have never heard a child laugh," the head of the relief work of the American fund for French wounded told an American army officer in France. During the Christmas holidays American wom en working in these provinces are going to at tempt to give these children a Rood time to try and make them laugh again. They are going to gather them together in army trucks and take them to an old chateau, where presents, a Christ mas dinner and games will be a part of the pro gram. Said this same relief worker: "It will be the first thing outside of furnishing bare neces sities that we have been able to do for them. We pre going to make it a real event for them a festival of cheer, and happiness and, above all. of hooe. remans we ran even teach them to Dlav ! again." The Dog Worthy of His Food. Omaha, Pee. 1. To the Editor of The Bee: To say that a- dog gives no return for his keep always appeared to me as either a mark of Ignorance or lack of humanity. Personally I would rather go hungry myself than see my dog hungry. I have a collie nearly 6 years old, which we raised from a tiny puppy. He safeguards our home and he seems to look after the neighbors' homes. I am alone at night quite often and feel perfectly safe in being so as no one could enter the house as long as our 'dog is there. The scraps a dog eats no human be ing w6uld eat (at least no human be ing I have ever met). More than one faithful dog has saved some child's life and many of them at present are used in war work and show intelligence almost equal to some of the "dog haters," who would like to see them i put out of existence. People who can ! afford to keep dogs can afford to feed them. V. Li. u. MIRTI FOR MONDAY. ast I would like to know you what your last era-If ly about you. ' T lace And before I take Lady of the House I would like to know hefcire I enirasre ( ninvpr have to say the job I want to know what your last cooli lwa to say about you.-Baltlmore American. Tour Honor," said th arrested chauf feur, "I tried to warn the man. but the horn wouldn't work." .-j Thfn why diun't you , V.. K j ! rather than run over Mm?1' A light seemed 1 to dawn on the prisoner. I "That's one on me." h answered. I never thought of that." Case and Comment. ! ' Say the word that will make me a happy man." , "All right. No." I "Vou refuse me." "Ves 'No' Is the word that will make you happy, although you may not realize it now." Birmingham Age-Herald. ' "I wouldna say MeTavish canna learn the Bame," remarked Sandy, as they trudged j home from the links; "but it will be diffi cult for him." I "Aye " agreed Donald. "At times he wilt be like to burst, what wf belnx so relee glous and tongue-tied " Everybody's Mag azine, i Millard hotel. The principals in the affair were Mrs. Swobe, Mrs. Hunt, Mrs. Babcock, Mrs. Seigle and Miss Johnson. The two prizes were carried off by Mrs. Swobe and C. N. Dietz. Messrs. Swiggert and Williams of Towanda, Kan., have accepted the challenge of Messrs. Penrose and Har din, of this city, for a match shoot, 100 blue rocks to the man, for J250 a 'side. J. D. McLaughlin, who played right field for the Omahas last season in the last series of games, is in the city. Miss Edith McKenzie entertained a few of her little friends at a luncheon at the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander McKenzie, No. 1530 North Eighteenth street. Herber ta Jaynes, Alice Ferguson, Bernice Mills, Edith Souer, Blanche Sorenson, Grace Sorenson, Arthur Sorenson, Leon McKenzie, Norma McKenzie and Katie Havens, were among those present. People and Events Cabarets in Chicago will not get the ax in the neck. Portions of limbs and arms will be ampu tated. Singing will be permitted, but dancing be tween courses or between drinks is to be cut out. That is the promise, but it remains for the city council to make it good. . The latest kink in, auto thieving in New York is to strip the machine of all movables and sell them piecemeal, the frame going in for junk. The system renders indentification impossible. "Re pair shops" aid in covering the trail of thieves. Demolitian of an old ,brick house at Dobbs Ferrv, N Y., revealed a coat like that worn by the Continentals, in which was wrapped a white linen flag 24x36 inches. At the flag's top were printed the words, "Liberty or Death," and on its left the imprint of two daggers crossed, with a red cap hung on the hilt of one. The oldest in habitants of Dobbs Ferry, and they are numerous, believe the coat and flag were hidden by a Conti nental after the battle of White Plains. " This Day in History. 1775 Continental flag displayed for the first time on the flagship of Esek Hopkins, commander of the, first American fleet 1826 George B. McClellan, com manding general of the United States armies at the commencement of the civil war, born in Philadelphia. Died at Orange, N. J., October 29, 1885. 1831 -James G. Fair, millionaire mine owner and United States sena tor, born at Belfast, Ireland. Died in San Francisco, December 28. 1894. 1868 Rev. Benjamin W. Morris was consecrated second Episcopal mission ary bishop of Oregon. 1889 President Benjamin Harrison presented his first annual message to congress. 1894 Robert Louis Stevenson, fa mous novelist, died in Samoa. Born in Edinburgh in 1850. 1910 Major General Wesley Mer rltt, who commanded the expedition ary forces sent to the Philippines in 1898, and for whom the concentration camp at Hoboken, N. J., has been named, died at Natural Bridge, Va. Born lu New York, June 16, 1836. i The Day We Celebrate. Robert E. Lee Herdman is celebrat ing his 53d birthday today. William McKay, secretary of the Cole-McKay company, Is 47 years old today. John Lewis, Insurance man and pol itician, was born at Flat Rock, Ind., 58 years ago today. Newton D. Baker, secretary of war in the Wilson cabinet, born at Mar tinsburg, W. Va., 46 years ago today. Rear Admiral John Hood of the United States navy, born in Alabama, 58 years ago today. Frank Mason 'North, president of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, born in New Tork, 67 years ago today. Dr. George H. Denny, president of the University of Alabama, born in Janover county, Virginia, 47 years ago today- , 4l Charles C. McChord, member of the Interstate Commerce commission, born at Springfield, Ky.) 58 years ago today. John M. Morehead. former governor of Nebraska, born in Lucas county, Iowa, 56 years ago today. Timely Jottings and Reminders. Governor Lowden has Issued a pro clamation asking the people of Illinois to appropriately observe today the be ginning of the 100th year of Illinois' statehood. The 65th congress assembled today for a session that promises to equal, if not exceed, In Importance any In the history of the nation. Beginning today the Jews of Amer ica will conduct a two weeks' cam paign to raise $5,000,000 of a 110.000, 000 fund for the relief of Jhelr kinsmen literally dying by thousands In Rus sia. Poland, Turkey and the Balkan Secretary McAdoo, with the assist ance of the War-Savings committee, today will put into operation the nation-wide campaign for the sale of war-savings certificates. Certificates will be placed on sale in postofflces, banks, railroad stations, stores and other places throughout the country. Storyetto of the Day.- Pat had been intrusted to take a fine live hare, carefully packed in a basket, to the station. His curiosity, however, was aroused, and on his arrival at the station ho de termined to have a look at the animal. Accordingly he gently raised the lid of the basket ana peepea msiae. ; Just nt that moment the hare made ; a sudden spring out of the basket and ! in a mouent was running full speeu ; along the platform. Not a bit disconcerted, Pat gazed after his late charge, and, nodding his head sagely, he exclaimed. "Oh, ye little spalpeen; yez can run like blazes if ye loike, but it doesn't matter; yez don't have the address." Cork Ex aminer. HERE AND THERE. A state' report on the manufacturing in dustries of St. Joe for 1917 shows total 231 establishments, or 29 less than the num ber reporting in 1916. The reduction is accounted tor by small factories failing to make reports. Value of the output is placed at $116,000,000, an increase of $30,000,000 over the previous year. Employes numbered 8.754 males and Z.846 females. Capital in vested, $26,:9O,0OO. Tne merry burglar burgles energetically under war conditions in New York. Along Riverside Drive and the better part of Har lem fine homes and apartments have been pillaged of goods valued at $1,000,000. The figures are taken from the records of burg lary insurance companies. Detectives of these companies assert that in most cases the servants are In league with the burglars. The Backyard Pig. Omaha, Dec. 1: To the Editor of The Bee The pig on the town lot is a reasonable and sensible suggestion. Especially under the present conditions of need in this class of food. It does not take much in way of garbage to feed, grow and fatten a pig. There are thousands of homes in Omaha that are not supplied with pork or lard which, by a little expense, in feed,, could supply their own needs in this very much needed article of food. There are other thousands who could grow a pig on the back part of their lot and never miss the expense or cost of producing several hundred pounds "of pork and lard, which would add to the pork production of the state and If this suggestion was followed up in town and city over the state, Nebras ka could add tens of thousands of big, fat porkers to its present depleted hog population. See what the family garden spirit accomplished in Omaha in way of vegetable and root crop production that is iiow feeding thousands of our people almost without cost. The same thing can be repeated next year and, coupled up with the practically free prr duetion of the pfg, developed into hog. The,garden will serve to grow many crops that will feed and fatten the pig and at the same time it is fur nishing a supply for the family. The pig proposition is a .practical one, but should be restricted to condi tions where the back lot, alley and ac commodations are such that the pig yard need not become a nuisance, but can he kept under restricted sanitary conditions. A few poultry and a pig kept in the same yard combine to help greatly in relieving the unsanitary con ditions that might otherwise exist. Omaha has thousands of unoccupied acres within its limits, that should be producing crops, and other thousands tif back lots where homes might as well be producing enough pork to at least supply the family, and thus re lieve the general market. Every town and city should lift the pig restriction ordinance or modify it until the close of the war at least. RETIRED FARMER. Too Much Democracy Talk. Omaha, Dec 1 To the Editor of The Bee: There has xieen so much democracy talk within the last few months that it has become positively tiresome to a great many people. From the best definitions I can get of demo cracy, as distinguished from republi can, I am much astonished that men of the highest rank in learning and editors of the leading papers so flu ently and so continuously talk of dem ocracy. I can hardly believe that such men have not carefully studied the true definition of democracy, yet some of their talk and writings would indi cate that they have not carefully stud ied it over. The primitive meaning of democracy as I find it is defined under the head of Ochlocracy (mob rule), mob mean ing the rule of an unorganized mul titude. There has been so much talk of democracy to the ignorant masses of Russia by men from this country, from our own citizenship and from fellows who fled to this country as ex iles from the despotism of the czar, that we see the result in Russia today. They have an Ochlocracy there, and the rule of the ignorant mobs has resulted In great disaster to the in terests of the allies who are fighting against the forces of despotism as represented by the most barbarous na tions ot the earth, the Germans, the Austrians, the Bulgarians and the Turks. I should think all Germans of high standing would blush to see their nation in training with the brigands of Bulgaria and the murderers and cut throats of Turkey. ' According to Dr. Lieber In his Civil Liberty, absolute power by a dictator may exist even In a socalled demo cracy. We see evidences of that today in the rule of the reds and anarchists of Russia, who have been complained of as having ruled with a more tyr annical hand than ever did any czar rule In that unhappy land. It would have been much better ir our leading statesmen who went to Russia this year and talked demo cracy, had either kept still, or else had talked to the people of Russia about establishing a republic and how to do it. The men who formed the constitution of the United States showed great wisdom by steering clear of the term democracy and instead made a provision in the constitution by which a republican form of govern ment was guaranteed to every state in the union. ' A republic Is the only true form of government and that means rule by representatives or tne people. With the vast populations on earth today a pure democracy is impossible and the sooner the preachers of dem ocracy get that into their heads and minds, the better it will be for all the people of the earth. , Democracy leads to mob rule and socialism. FRANK A. AGNEW. The blushing young man in khaki sidled Into the Jeweler's shop. "I ah er am I " he stuttered. The Jeweler was a man of experience. 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There are two ga rage owners, six mechanics, four tire deal ers and every gasoline agent within a radius of 125 miles. Judgo. Mr. Pompuss So you want to marry Ella: Isn't this asking too much, yount" man ? Faghorn Oh, I don't know er you see, I'm rather partial to stout girls. Brooklyn Citizen. Mrs. Strong It takes a woman to save money. I went and gave the plumber such a talking to that he reduced his bill $5. Strong I know you did. He sent a bill for $7.60 to the office today for the time you took up In arguing with him. Boston Transcript. A THANKSGIVING PRAYER. Mary Riley Smith. For toil that is a medicine for woe, ' For strength that grows with every lifted cross, For thorns, since with each thorn a rose did grow, For gain that I have wrongly reckoned loss, For ignorance, where It were harm to know, Teach ine to thank Thee, Lord. For cups of honeyed pleasure Thou didst spill Before their foam had Quenched my pua-'sa er sense; ij For that my soul has power to struggle still, ' Though panting In the trappings of pre tense; And for mistakes that saved from greater ill, Teach me to thank Thee, Lord. That Thou dost ravel bu the tinselled thread Of my poor work I thought so bravely done; , That Thou dost snow me every flimsy shred . In the thin coat of honor I have spun, And pluck'st the slender garland from my head, Teach me to thank Thee, Lord. For ills averted, all unseen by me. For darkened days that healed my daz zled eyes, For suffering which brought a company Of gentle ministers In stern disguise; For weariness, which made me lean on Thee, Teach me to thank Thee, Lord. For chalices of tears that Thou dost pour. 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