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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY. DECEMBER 14. 1917.
The Omaha Bee
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to them. Addreaa changed ae often aa requested.
Santa Claus as usual! Why not?
Now and then the Teutons bend the bars,
but fail to make a break.
Meatless and wheatless days only once a
week, but cold feetless days not even that.
'The Lucky Seventh," seems down on its
luck. Wonder who threw the political switch?
Anybody heard of any coal dealers cutting
prices below the fuel administrator's schedule?
ine distance irom voiumuus w mc state
house remains the same. Only the perspective
stretched beyond range.
Labeling the goods "concentrated catsup,"
while not strictly correct as labels go, still it
fairly tagged "hot stuff."
The" Christmas shopping rush in Omaha is
equaled only by the rush to the recruiting office
to sign up without waiting for the draft.
Sharp criticism by the London Times of the
backset at Cainbrai indicates' that the policy of
"muddling through" is no longer fashionable in
Death's toll at Halifax drops far below the
estimated high mark. Still a total of 1,226 vic
tims is a regrettably high toll exacted by pre
The record flight of Miss Stinson from San
Diego to San Francisco merely emphasizes the
ease with which girls can fly high when they
put their minds to it.
Opportunities for scoring heavily beckon in
am 'to conservationists. For some mysterious
reason the Weather clerk has not been annexed
xf I t
The joys of winter are once more out
standing on the corner in below-zero weather,
ior example, and watching a succession of street
tars pass without stopping.
Cuba trots merrily along with Uncle Sam in
warring on Austria. Wise youngster. Cuddling
under the wing of a friendly uncle radiates
"warmth, comfort and safety.
The British concede a reverse at Cambrai;
the first backup in 18 months. Mutterings of dis
appointment at London foreshadow a shake-up
' at headquarters in consequence.
By way of insurance, the school board should
carry a standing want-ad in The Bee! "Wanted
Reliable and experienced business men to serve
as members of the Board of Education. Vacancies
every little while." .
With modern conveniences right at hand it
seems a .waste of valuable time to ask the court
for a decision while the court house mat bids
Mike and Johnny go to it. Besides, what do the
judges know about real sport?'
Austrian subjects in this country are not to
he under as severe restrictions as German sub
jects in this country. Presumably this considera
tion reflects the president's idea that Austria is
merely being used by the kaiser and is not self
accountable. One of the big truths of war, expressed in
four words, confronted the senate committee in
the hunt for information. "We were not ready,"
said the War department witness. However,
with due dilligencc the committee may yet
dig up some real news.
Relief for Drag Victims
Ever since the state and federal laws against
the traffic in habit-forming drugs went into effect
the need of some sort of public hospital for the
treatment of the victims of drug habits has been
clear. The provisions made at the city institu
tions are good so far as they go, but they are
That need is brought out afresh by the pitiful
stories told by veiled women before the Whitney
legislative committee, which is seeking facts bear
ing upon the advisability of the creation of a
state hospital especially for these cases. The tes
timony taken yesterday showed thet inadequacy
of some, at least, of the private sanitariums for
the treatment of such cases. Some of the wit
nesses said that they came out from such "cores"
with the craving quite as strong as when they
entered, and the inference from their statements
: was that they had been victimized by purely
commercial institutions, conducted with a view
of securing return visits from patients able to
The agony of the drug victim deprived of his
drug is well known, and it has become public
by the pitiful appeals made at city institutions
when the enforcement of the laws made it im
possible for drug users to renew their supplies.
Senator Whitney, in opening the hearing, said
the committee would work upon the theory that
"a drug addict is the maligned and persecuted
victim of a definite disease," and showed his be
lief that the state should create a hospital to
which such victims can be sent without the ig
nominy of a criminal conviction. That is a wise
and merciful purpose. The state shouM certainly
prevent the sale of such drugs in order to pre-
, vent the extension, of a plague already too wide
spread, but at the same time it should provide a
cure for existing victims or for the merciful care
,.wf those who are found to be beyond cure .
Don't Neglect the Seed Corn.
It is a far cry to next summer's corn crop,
but it is not a bit too early to take steps to make
sure that seed corn is sorted out and saved in
quantity sufficient for the planting.
According to all accounts the condition of
the corn for seed purposes in this section is
very bad and the amount of corn with germinat
ing qualities very uncertain. It will be necessary
to make a germination test of all corn that looks
as if it were suitable for seed, and then to
see to it that the seed corn is kept off of the
market and out of the feed lots and distributed
where it is needed and when it is needed. 9
It is probably not necessary to repeat on
any extensive scale the campaign of education
which was undertaken several years in succession
through seed corn specials and farmers' insti
tute demonstrations, for the average farmer now
realizes the necessity of testing his corn before
planting, and planting only seed that has stood
the test. It is necessary, however, to rouse the
farmers to the urgency of testing out their corn
at once and husbanding the seed corn and also
making known where there is a surplus of seed
corn that may be drawn upon for the sections
where there may be a deficiency.
All the forces and factors that reach out to
the farmer should be enlisted at once in a seed
orn preparedness campaign. This is work
which the State Council of Defense can well
direct in co-operation with the state university,
the railroads, the grain men, the bankers and
the newspapers. We want a record wheat crops
out of Nebraska next year, but we also want
a record corn crop and that achievement is only
possible by tackling the problem of providing
seed corn in time and running no avoidable risk
to seed shortage or poor seed.
More Market Strategy
By Frederic J. Haskin
Washington. D. C, Dec. 12. At last the gov
ernment is showing some concern over the con
sumer's food problems. For the first time the
bureau of markets of the Department of Agri
culture is studying marketing from the con
sumer's point of view. Heretofore, most of its
experiments have been conducted with the idea
of increasing the profits of the farmer.
The bureau of markets, by the way, ie one
of the largest divisions of the Department of
Agriculture. Its offices occupy all of one build
ing and part of another. It is the department s
business specialist. It can tell you everything
there is to know about marketing from the kind
of bookkeeping system that should be employed
by a farmers' co-operative association to the
best method of shipping red raspberries from
the Puyallup valley. And one of its dearest
ambitions at present is to bring about greater
co-operation between the producer and the consumer.
Mobilizing for Home Drives.
The war is opening the eyes of the people
to the true inwardness of a good many things.
The promotion of the several activities of war
work has brought into play new agencies which
are attaining remarkable results; for instance
the co-ordination of various organizations mar
shaled to promote the Red Cross drive a few
months ago and later .the organization of other
agencies to promote the great flotation of
Liberty loan bonds. These comprise the two
brilliant examples of what the American people
can do when it earnestly sets to work to accom
plish a given purpose.
These and other drives to win aupport. for
the several branches of war work have on the
whole taught the American people a very val
uable lesson. They have educated the popular
mind as to the obligations resting upon the in
dividual to perform some service for the na
tion. The successive drives for money and for
service in behalf of one cause or another has
educated men, women and children to appreciate
the necessity of sharing the great burden which
has been assumed by the nation.
These campaigns have illustrated also, as
was never done before, the extraordinary value
of newspaper publicity in the promotion of great
enterprises. It is not necessary to point out. spe
cifically just the degree of influence exerted by
the newspapers' in furthering these laudable
measures, but the people have been shown the
wonderful efficacy of concerted action upon the
part of the press of the nation. When the war
has ended the people can look back .upon these
patriotic activities and come to realize the great
share fcorne therein by the press. They will have
a keen realization of trie service the newspapers
have rendered. ,
War Tax Exemptions.
Various excuses have been offered in explana
tion of the exemption of public officials from the
war excess profits tax which congress piled on
civilian with incomes exceeding $6,000 a year.
All fall, short of the purpose. It is presumed to
have "just happened," like other "jokers" slipped
into legislation by smooth workers.
The exemption and the tax are found in
widely, separated sections of the law which must
be read together to fully appreciate the smooth
ness of the job. All sections appear under Title
II. In the middle 'of Section 200 defining va
rious terms employed in the act are these words:
''The terms 'trade' and 'business' include pro
i ; i ...:.... . .
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Section 209 deals with "trade" and "business"
as thus defined and levies an 8 per cent tax, "in
the case of a domestic partnership, or a citizen
or residents of the United States" on incomes
over $6$00 a year. Incomes of $6,000, less de
ductions, are subject to the nominal income tax.
Vast numbers of public officials draw salaries
and incidentals far above $6,000 a year and under
equality of taxation would be subject to the ex
cess profits tax like other professions and oc
cupations. Congress, however, did not view equality in
that light. The smooth working members argued
that public officials incurred great hardships and
made great sacrifices in serving the people. Be
sides, in making the exemption general the charge
of favoritism would not stand. So in the middle
of Section 201 congress sheltered itself in clause
"A" exempting "officers and employes under the
United States, or any state, territory, or the Dis
trict of Columbia, or any local subdivision there
of," from taxes assessed under Title II.
Congressman Kinkaid has introduced a bill
repealing the exemption so far as it applies to
members of congress. It stops far short of
equality. Knowing the patriotic spirit animating
public officials in Nebraska and the west, The
Bee feels confident they will resent the discrimi
nation. Denying them the honors of the draft
shocked their patriotism. Refusing them the
meagre privilege of paying a part of the bill adds
insult to injury. Surely the Nebraska congress
man will avoid a needless offense to public ser
vants anxious to "do their bit."
Somebody asks, "Why does not the State
Council of Defense circulate petitions demanding
the resignation of United States Senator Hitch
cock?" We don't know, unless it is because he
was elected as a democrat on the same ticket with
the governor, who appointed the members of
the Council of Defense.
Food profiteers with sense enough to dodge
a blizzard should not wait for a second warning.
It will not arrive Mr. Hoover's arrangement
provides for personal calls by Victor Murdock,
chief of scouts on the speculative trail. Mar
dock hails from Kansas and is esteemed in ex
Vienna gets the wire long enough to assure
the outside world that Austria stands shoulder
to shoulder, with Germany in the war. Sure!
Any other course would imperil the Hapsburg
Last summer an interesting experiment was
tried out along this line. The bureau sent an
agent to Providence, R. I., where it so happens
the farmers follow only one line of traffic in
bringing their produce to market. The agent
and his assistants stationed themselves at cer
tain points along this line of traffic as early
as 4 o'clock in the morning and waited for the
farmers to come. As each farmer drove in, the
agents or his assistant stepped up, announced
his connection with the United States govern
ment and demanded to know what thq farmer
had in his wagon.
When the contents of all the farmers' wagons
had been noted- the agent went to his office and
added up his figures on an adding machine.
After which he had such totals a3 these: Twenty
three hundred and 30 cabbages, IS wagon loads
of green corn. 6,000 quarts of lima beans and
2,200 bushels of string beans. These are not ac
curate, but they serve to show how the agent
With these totals in hand he immediately
knew what products were most plentiful in the
market and this information he transferred to
other by pasting the figures up in the market
place. This market was a wholesale market, so
that these figures were for the benefit of re
tailers or buyers-in-btflk only. But they served
to reduce prices. Wholesalers' could no longer
invent imaginary shortages on account of the
war while the figures of the government agent
showed food products to be plentiful.
Furthermore, neither could the retailers. For
the agent did not stop with the wholesale mar
ket. He went to all the city newspapers and fur
nished them with the same information not in
the technical terms of most market pages but
in story form Suppose, for example, that green
corn was particularly plentiful on a certain day.
Housewives were at once informed of the fact;
they were urged to buy a supply for canning
and a list of corn recipes was printed on the
woman's page of each newspaper.
Later the agent supplied a further item of in
formation. He gave the wholesale prices. It is,
of course, evident that this knowledge was of
the greatest value to the consumer. If he knew
that green corn was especially plentiful and had
sold at the wholesale price of 12 cents a dozen,
if took a hypnotically persuasive retailer to make
him pay 40 cents a dozen for it. Many people
carried their newspaper clippings to the store
with them and calmly consulted them as they
inquired the price of food.
Naturally the farmers and the retailers did
not appreciate this service of. the government at
first. They resented the check on their selling
talents, but there came a time when they were
all converted. Around Providence every year
enormous quantities of spinach are grown. The
bureau of .markets does not know why this Is
so, since every season the market is glutted
with spinach and bushels of it have to be de
stroyed, but for some obscure reason the farm
ers insist upon raising this vegetable.
Last summer, as usual, spinach began to come
in to Providence in rwagon loads. The farmers
wre almost ready to give it away; the retailers
wouldn't have it as a gift and neither would
housewives. At this point, however, the govern
ment agent came to the rescue. He sent a wire
to the bureau of home economics of the De
partment of Agriculture in Washington, re
questing some spinach recipes right away. Then
started the greatest spinach campaign that
Providence has ever known. Every day there
was a story about spinach how the early Pil
grims and Roger Williams valued the herb; its
place in modern medicine: what different foreign
nations called it together with a brand new
government recipe that aroused the curiosity of
No spinach was destroyed in Providence last
year and after the first few days no one gave
any of it away. Moreover, the farmers and re
tailers made no more complaints about govern
ment agents. Now they are just as enthusiastic
In thetr praise of the bureau of markets as are
Jhe women of Providence, who have become
regular sharks at marketing.
As soon as the summer season closed the
agent and his assistants were withdrawn from
Providence, since the produce brought in by the
farmers was not sufficient to require such a
service. In the meantime, however, the same
experiment had been tried out in other towns,
also with satisfactory results. Whether or not
it will be continued next season depends, unfor
tunately, upon how much congress cuts the ag
ricultural appropriation on account of the war.
It is certain to be continued in Providence for
a time at least, since the bureau feels that it
must actually test the success of tfie method.
People and Events
An epidemic of soldier weddings at Camp
Mills. L. I., opened the eyes of a local minister
to a new line of business projected by mercenary
brides. The minister declares that these women
marry several soldiers, secure assignments of
parts of soldiers' wages and figure on living on
the fat of the land when the husbands get out
Major James C.Biggs. in charge of the British-Canadian
recruiting station- at Chicago, inti
mates that too many former British soldiers and
self-styled British soldiers are lecturing in this
country without credentials or official sanction.
Steps are being taken to curb their activities, the
major says. About 50 of these roaming lectur
ers are abroad dispensing war stories at so much
One of the spying tools of Counf Luxburg
blew into New York less than a month ago and
busied himself getting next to army movements.
His fad was giving dainty suppers to girls asso
ciajed with soldiers and thus picking up news of
camp doings and sailing dates. Federal sleuths
somehow managed to have their girls get the
suppers and the same. At present the spy gets
his suppers from a jailor.
State and local lawmakers jointly are seeking,!
means ot pulling Chicago out of a financial hole.
Home members seek authority to levy a special
tax of 7 njills which would produce $7,000,000.
State legislatures suggest cutting expenses by
dismissing a lot of experts, high priced advisers
and phony timber, but the councilmen would not
listen to an upheaval of Jobs on the threshhold
of a municipal campaign. Not for a million.
The question was turned over to a small commit
tee for further debate.
Sasha Votichenko, a Russian master of the
tympanon and a genius in money making, has
incorporated himself under the laws of New
York, with Mme. Votichenko as general manager
of the corporation. For domestic purposes the
corporation is superfluous; the madame being
competent to handle that end without legal for
malities. But Sasha occasionally loses. himself in
the musical witcheries of the tympanon and
yields to the touch of shady managers. Nothing
doing in that line henceforth. When any real
business is to be done the madame will Shaslia to
Right in the Spotlight.
William J. Harris, who has an
nounced his intention to beeome a
candidate for the I'nited States sen
ate in opposition to Thomas W. Hard
wick of Georgia, is a notable ex
ample of the progressive and -distinctly
American type of southern
business men. Born at Cedartown,
Ga., 50 J-ears ago, Mr. Harris re
ceived his education at the state uni
versity at Athens, and after gradua
tion embarked on a successful busi
ness career in Atlanta. In 1913 he
was called to Washington to take
charge of the United States census
bureau. He Is now chairman of the
federal trades commission, and in
this position he is said to enjoy the
personal confidence of President Wil
son In an unusual degree. In his con
test for the senatorship It is probable
he will have the valuable hacking of
One Year Ago Today In the War. .
German and Austrian peace notes
received in Washington.
Uerlin reported heavy attacks by
the French at Verdun.
British government reiterated that
Germany must give reparation, and
security for future, before peace could
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
TV. G. Whltmore of Valley, Neb.,
president of the Nebraska Dairymen's
association, Is at the Barker.
The Omaha Petroleum company la
the name of a new business institu
tion which filed articles of Incorpora
tion with the county clerk. The In
corporators are Frank Colpetzer,
James JU Lovett, B. E.' B. Kennedy,
John H. Parrotte. Alvin Saunders,
and Olansen R. Day. The capital
stock of the company is $1,000,000,
divided Into 10,000 shares.
Tommy Miller and Tommy Burke
signed articles ror a 10-round boxing
contest to come off at the grand fistic
exhibition at Boyd's opera house on
the 28th for a handsome gold medal
offered by the Omaha Chronicle.
Paul Hersh, who recently resigned
as clerk of the Paxton, has accepted a
position In the office of General Agent
W. F. Allen, of the Mutual Life In
An excursion party in a special
car under the direction of William
Pate of Cleveland arrived in this city.
Agent Briggs of the Chicago, St.
Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha railroad,
with his able assistant, Mr. Baldwin,
will move into their new quarters in
the new United States National Bank
building on January 1.
H. H. Wing, professor of agricul
ture of the Nebraska university at
Lincoln, and secretary of the Ne
braska Dairymen's association, is at
This Day in History.
1739 Pierre Samuel Dupont, the
French refugee who founded the
powder making Industry in Delaware,
born In Paris. Died at Wilmington,
Del., August 6, 1817.
1799 George Washington, first
president of the United States, dlA
at Mount Vernon, Va, Born in
Westmoreland county, Virginia,
Febuary 22, 1732.
1811 Noah Porter, president of
Tale college, born at Farmlngton.
Conn. Died at New Haven, March 4,
1814 British captured American
gunboats on Lake Borgne, Louisiana.
1832 Thomas L. Young, who be
came governor of Ohio in succession
to Rutherford B. Hayes, born In Ire
land. Died in Cincinnati, July 20,
1889 The American Academy of
Political and Social Science was
1914 Serbians reoccupled Bel
grade, following its evacuation by the
1915 General Smlth-Dorrien sent
to command allies attacking German
The Day We Celebrate.
P. B. Myers the druggist, is 48 years
Prince Albert, second son ef the
king of England, now reported crit
ically 111, born 22 years ago today.
Hon. Pierre-Edouard Blondin, who
resigned his seat in the. Dominion
cabinet in order to recruit' a battalion
and take it overseas, born 43 years
Hastings H. Hart, ono of the most
widely known social workers of the
United States, born at Brookfield,
O., 66 years ago today.
lit. Rev. Frank L. McElwain,
bishop of the Episcopal diocese of
Minnesota,' born at Warsaw, N. Y., 42
years ago today.
Louis Marshall, New York lawyer,
who headed the appeal of the Jews
of the United States to their brethren
in Russia, protesting against peace
with Germany, born at Syracuse,
N. X., 61 years ago today.
George Tyler, pitcher of the Bos
ton National league base ball team,
born,' at Derry, N. II., 28 years ago
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
An annular eclipse of the sun
takes place today, visible only in the
extreme southern portions of South
America and Australia and in the
South Atlantic and Indian oceans.
Committees representing the i Na
tional Council of Cotto Manufac
turers and the railroads are to hold
another meeting in Washington today
to discuss readjustments of rates with
a view to accelerating the cotton
movement and at the same time con
serving railway equipment
An exposition of the whole govern
ment program for carrying on the
war is promised at the annual meet
ing of the academy of political sci
ence, meeting today in New York
City. The announced speakers in
clude Daniel Willard, chairman of
war Industries board; Raymond D.
Stevens, vice chairman of the United
States shipping board; Dr. Harry A.
Garfield, fuel administrator, and
Howard E. Coffin', chairman of the
aircraft board. s
Storyette of the Day.
Speaking at a political gathering,
Senator George Sutherland of Utah,
smilingly remarked that there are
times when wo mean well, but ex
press ourselves badly, and told this
little story as an Illustration.
Recently a certain pastor was called
to a new charge In the west, and
during the first few weeks of his in
cumbency he preached several ex
ceedingly clever sermons.
One Sunday morning his discourse
was particularly pleasing, and as he
stepped into the aisle at the conclu
sion of the service the congregation
gathered around with many congrat
"Doctor," said one of the congre
gation, seizing the pastor's hand, "I
want to tell you how much I enjoyed
your sermon this morning. What a
wonderful knowledge you hae of
your subjects, and how Inspiringly
you preach them!"
"He does, indeed!" enthusiastically
exclaimed another brother, taking the
preacher's hand in turn. "Why, Doc
tor, we never knew what sin was
until you came among us." Philadel
From a Valued Subscriber.
Gurley, Neb., Dee. 10. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: I got your notice and
inclose remittance for a year's sub
scription to Daily and Sunday Bee
(including Bumble Bee). The paper is
very satisfactory in every way and
your loyal and unflinching stand for
pure Americanism is a great force for
good in these strenuous times.
Our paper comes almost three or
four days late and sometimes we get
no paper for four days and then again
we get four or five papers at once, but
we don t blame you, because we un
derstand something of Mr. Burleson's
alleged economizing in the postal de
partment and other troubles of con
gestion, but just the same we miss it
when it doesn t come. Maybe another
jar from your omce would hem some,
This is Monday evening and today we
got last Thursday's paper, so we
don't know what congress did in re
gard to Wilson's message or what
Charley Peters did to Joe Stecher.
Vrgcncy of the Farm Manager.
, Omaha, Dec. 13. To the Editor of
The, Bee: The exemption of farm
labor from military service has been
a question for the consideration of the
various boards and authorities placed
in charge of the conscription division
or the recruiting service for the army.
The conservation boards pretty gen
erally have found that the labor ques
tion on the farm is getting to be one
of the most serious questions to solve
since there have been such astonish
ing numbers of young men that have
left the farms for the army, Inde
pendent of the conscription service.
The farms are short of help to
carry en the ordinary and usual rou
tine of crop and live stock operations
necessary not only to conserve the
resources of the farm, but to keep it
up to us accustomed yield and pro
duction, a condition that all consid
erate persons realize Is not only' a ne
cessity, but a largely increased yield
must be planned, provided for and
put into actual existence.
We must raise more food and feed
crops on our farms; we must increase
our crop acreage; we must plow,
plant and harvest beyond our accus
tomed ambitions in times of peace.
We are not only responsible for our
own country's demand for food, but
our interests and sympathy must go
out to the hungry and needy ot the
Who is to carry forward this work
when our farmers are dratted and
have taken their places in the ranks
of the soldiers and our farmers' help
are called to service in the army? In
order to keep the crops growing, in
order to keep the feed yards full of
the animals that are to consume these
crops, In order to have bread and
meat to feed the armies on the battle
fields, the artlsams in the shops and
factories, the people who are carrying
on the various forms of human in
dustry that are so necessary for our
existence as a people, and a nation,
we must not neglect the foundation
principles upon which our existence
is founded. All things practically
are based upon the resources of the'
land, upon the soil. We must took
to the farmer to feed the world. In
times of reverse, in times of drouth
and devastation when our crops are
threatened, who do we look to in our
anxiety for food, for the crops that
yield the revenue for carrying on busi
ness and industry? We involuntarily
turn to the man at the plow and in
quire, "What shall the harvest be?"
"So you ar getting alone nicely with your
physiology are you, dear," said tha lady
caller. "How many bones are there In the
"Two hundred," the child answered.
"My teacher used to tell us 208."
"Well, I ruess people ain't so bony Si they
used to be when you went to school." Bos
To Stop a Persistent,
The toft remedy I one roe e
easily make at home. Cheap,
bdt very effective.
Thousands of people normally healtW
in every other respect, are annoyed with
a persistent hanglns-on bronchial cough ,
year after year, disturbing their sleen '
and making life disagreeable. It's bo
needless there's an old home-made
remedy that will end Buch - cough,
casilv and quickly.
Get from any drucsrist "2 onnees of
Pinex" (60 cents worth), pour it into a.
pint bottle and fill the bottle with plain
jrranulated su"ar syrup. Begin taking
it at once. Gradually but surelv vou
will notice the phletnn thin out and then
disappear altogether, thus ending a.
covh that you never thought would end.
It lso proinpllv loosens a dry or tight
v ph, stops the troublesome throat
.'lkle, soothes the irritated membranes
that line the throat and bronchial tubes,
and relief enmas almost immediately.
A day's use will usually break up an or
dinary throat or ehest cold, and for
bronchitis, croup, whooping cough and
bronchial aathma there is nothing
better. It tastes pleasant and keeps
Pinex is a most valuable concentrated
compound of genuine Norway pine ex
tract, and is used bv millions of peo
ple every year for throat and chest colda
with splendid results.
To avoid disappointment, ask your
druggist for "2i ounces of Pinex" with
full directions and don't accept anything
flee. A guarantee of absolute satisfac
tion or money promptly refunded goes
with this preparation, The Pinex Co.,
Ft. Wayne, Ind,
increases strength of
run-down people 100
per cent in ten days
In many instances.
$100 forfeit if it
fails as per full ex
planation in large
article soon to ap.
pear in this paper. Used and highly en.
dorsed by former United States Senators
and Members of Congress, well-known
physicians and former Public Health of
ficials. Ask your doctor or druggist
When the Children Cough, Ruh
Musterole on Throats
No telling bow soon the symptoms may
develop into croup, or worse. And then's
when you're glad you have a jar of Mus
terole at hand to give prompt; sure re
lief. It does not blister.
As first aid and a certain remedy,
Musterole is excellent Thousands of
mothers know it You should keep
jar in the house, ready for instant use.
It is the remedy for adults, too. Re
lieves sore throat bronchitis, tonsilitis,
croup, stiff neck, asthma, neuralgia, head
ache, congestion, pleurisy, rheumatism,
lumbago, pains and aches of back or
joints, sprains, sore muscles, chilblains,
frosted feet and colds of the chest (it
often prevents pneumonia).
30c and 60c jars; hospital size $2.50.
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Th mild, equable climate makes this an ideal location for a
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e5p Coughs e Colds
ROM one generation to another, this old reliahle
remedy for Bronchial affections has been recom
mended. Grandmother knows that Dr. King's New Dis
covery will stop the cough,
quickly relieve the most
stubborn cold and mothers
find their children like thi3
old remedy as well as
grandmother said she did
when she was a child.
Nearly a half century
of use recommends it to
you. Used by millions.
Your druggist sold it ever since
he opened his store.
THE OMAHA BEE INFORMATION BUREAU
Washington, D. C
Enclosed find a 2-cent stamp, for which you will please send me,
entirely free, a copy of the book: "The Cornmeal Book."
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