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-THE BEE: OMAHA. MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1917.
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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.
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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 $10,
000,000,000, or thereabouts. Begin saving now and
stick to it. . ' '$ :" ..
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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. . . !'
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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
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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.
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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. .
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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.
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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.
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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.
"Mr. Bloom," he called out, "kindly bring
forward that tray of engagement rings:"
New Tork Times.
Mabel You've been wanting some slip
pers, Amy, and here's your chance. A "gi
gantic slipper sale" is advertised In the pa-
"'Arny You had better get a pair younel,
I don't wear i-igonUi; slippers. Philadelphia
Ledger,.. "
Him I hope you will have sense enough
to do vour holiday shopping early.
Her Why, of course I shall be down
town bright and early tne aay Deiore unn
i mas. Philadelphia Bulletin.
Mae He told me that I am the apple of
' hi eye.
' Fae Can Vou ever forgive him? The
i Idea, dear, of daring to infer that you are
over-ripe and getting seedy! Philadelphia
Bulletin.
'Where have you been?"
"Back to the country to visit my old
home. Kver visit your old home?"
"My dear chap, I was raised In a series
of city flats. I can't remember half the
places I've lived." Boston Transcript.
Recruiting Officer How about Joining the
colors? Have you any one dependent on
you ?
Motorist Have 1? 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.
For unrequited love and wounded pride;
If they but tempt my lonesome heart the
more
To seek the faithful shelter of Thy side;
For homelessness, which drives me to Thy
door,
Teach me to thank Thee, Lord.
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More than 1,000 divorces were granted In
Kansas City last year.
Black pearls are the most valuable, then
pink, next in value white and lastly yellow.
The most expensive chair in the world be
longs to the pope. It is of solid silver and
cost 1100,000. '
Friday, though shunned by matrimonial
couples in most lands, is considered a lucky
wedding day in Scotland.
The rarest and most expensive gold fish
in the world is the Chinese brushtail, a pair
of which sell for $1,500.
For the first time in its history the Phila
delphia mint has been doing Sunday work to
meet the extraordinary demand for small
coinj.
The inhabitants of Mesopotamia have curi
ous customs in the disposal of their dead.
The corpse is carried to the grave dressed
in ordinary clothes, with the face uncovered.
Bodies are buried in shallow graves and
after a period dug up again, the bones being
collected into a white linen bag and depos
ited in small buildings.
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