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Will He Do HU Duty?
Xn officer of the Seventh regiment is quoted
in the public prints as saying-that the yellow
paint slingers are sortie of his men and that he
knows who they are. If so, it is the duty of that
officer to call the cowardly culprits to account.
' No peace behind the counter until Christmas
Lucky is the belated shopper who escapes
with her coat'buttons. -
Reports from Petrograd leave no doubt of
the reds painting the town in their ownlcolors.
The Red Cross membership drive lias gone
gloriously "over the top" m Omaha and then
some. , .
, In home waters as in the war zone the sub
'marine pulls down the blue ribbon as a marine
coffin. - . t
Notice posted in' Chicago, "market glutted
with hogs," suggests a give-away on the
The first big mistake, however, was made by
'he folks who selected 'the locations of some
f these cantonments.
'" , ' ' .
Increasing .reports of bank' robberies, in big
and little cities reminds us that the Bolsheviki
if Petrograd ire hot the only experts in that line.
The challenge of Lieutenant Governor How
ard to the pie counter managers remains uiy
inswered. . Has the blow paralyzed their organs
f speech? 1 i
Uncle Sam' loans to his Allies now total
$3,887,900,000. , The mobilization of our doljars
.has plainly proceeded faster than the mobilization
of our men. . -, . . -
Premier Lloyd George easily holds the floor
is the champion optimist of Europe. Confidence,
grit and, fearlessness make him an ideal advance
agent of victory. ; .,''
More About Fuel Conservation.
The common sense of fuel conservation
.through the. development of water power as urged
by The Bee, received forceful presentation in the
house of representatives at Washington a week
ago during a debate over coal lands in Okla
homa, the most pointed contribution coming
from "Uncle Joe" Cannon. '
"The conservationists," he declared, "these
'high brows,' say, 'My God, the coal will all be
gone.' I heard it time,1 and tirhe again. They
say in SO years we will be coailess. The country
will not be coailess in 50,000 year's. There is
more danger of your suffering as to this coal
from the development of electricity and the im
provement and distribution of electricity than
there is from anything else." ,
And then "Uncle Joe" goes us one better by
insisting that the final step in fuel conservation
will be the direct conversion of the heat of the
sun. "I have an impression of. my own mind,"
he extlaimed in response to an inquiry, ""that the
energy will be gathered hereafter from the sun,
the great center of energy of our solar system,
and utilized for power.' It may not come in my
time nor your time, but I think it will come in
the not distant future. I am not a prophet or
the son of a prophet, so far as that is concerned,
but there is the water power that has been run
ning to waste for unnumbered millions of years.
Before we develop tthe energy from the sun I
apprehend that the water power will be used."
We agree with "Uncle Joe" that the final so
lution of our fuel problem liet in harnessing the
energy of the solar energy. American inventive
genius has done so much that this feat does not
look half so improbable as it once did and its
achievement, though no one can tell how much
longer it may be deferred, will not be as startling
as many of the scientific discoveries that have al
ready been made. I ' ,
Autoists are told how little gasoline they need
save each day to insure Uncle Sam a full supply,
Kt present prices it ought not to need a patriotic
ncenftVe to sae on gasoline, '
No, war is hot a pink tea. But stljl there will
be plenty of hardships for, the boys to endure
when they get over to the war zone without sub
jecting them to privation and. exposure in the
training campi; f '. ' -
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i Though he failed in his pet project to put his
embargo on supplying munitions , to' our Allies,
Senator Hitchcock seems to have been more suc
cessful in keeping an embargo on the Seventh
Nebraska regiment. '
That the' big packers control the Chicago
stock yards is nothing new, Mr. Heney. It is
notorious that they afso control nearly all the
other stock yards of any size and importance in
the country and no one suspects that they are
running them as philanthropic institutions.
It is no surprise to - the - country that the
"goulosh barons" of Sweden improved every
chance to forward American food stocks into
Germany. AH the neutral profiteers played the
gamebut less openly than Sweden. The cap
ture in Brooklyn of a German forwarding agent
gives the embargo managers a line 'on clamping
the lid.;, ; -. . i . .
Some Pleasant Foresights
i. Mlnneaaolia Journal "
The annual report of Secretary of the Interior
Franklin K. Lane gives a glance ahead to that
supposedly happy time known as "after the war."
His eleven pages on the interior resources of
America, material, human and even spiritual,
make suggestive reading. He savs:
; -'"Men are alr.eady thinking of the greater
, America that they believe to be coming when
the w.ar is done. This greater America
is not to be the filmy product of a nation's
fancy, a day-dream of a monumental national ego.
, It is to be as substantial as hard thought and
hard work can make it, a thing of" good roads,
ships and railroads, well fertilized farms and
well-organjzed industry, regulated rivers put to
use, and schools and schools and schools, and
- laboratories and more laboratories." '
, Secretary Lane speaSs of the country's
strength, the "strength that comes from the vital
dynamic 'force released under free institutions
where personal initiative ha free play."
Uf. Lane has been mentioned for head of the
governmental railroad administration duripg the
war, but, in that last sentence, there is no sug
gestion of anything like pure government owner
ship, in which frersonal initiative has not free
play. . . 4 , ' ;
Mr. Lane tells bow America has been rising
to meet the problems of the war, and how the
lesson being learned will be carried forward
into the times ot peace. We
Snobocracy Not Necessary to Discipline.
The secretary of war has gone to the trouble
in answer to complaints to announce publicly
that there are no social distinctions in the army
and that whatever rules of conduct are enforced
upon themen to show deference to the officers
are prompted solely by requirements of discipline
to maintain the respect and obedience necessary
to military efficiency.
It goes without saying that in an ilrmy fight
ing for democracy under the fjag of the foremost
republic of the world there can be no room for
invidious military caste or for arbitrary or hu
miliating subversion of the xalistcd -men, even
though discipline and efficiency are the all-important
considerations. The officers must have
implicit obedience and they must command the
respect of their men', which, however, they can
have only by, themselves having respect for
their meni ' , ' .
What all must remember is that there are
and always will be snobs, both in and out of the
army, and that putting shoulder strap on & snob
does not change his demeanor or character. The
officer who parades his importance just to show
off or imposes. on his men fcf- his own vain
glory, or acts the martinet, is soon found out
and defeats the very object of strengthening dis
cipline. The greatest military leaders have al
ways been the ones who have put on the least
"lugs, although never stopping short of main
taining discipline in its true sense, as .witness the
illustrious example? of Grapt and Sherman and
Sheridan '. ..And itt ; may lafely predict that the
commander vhb carry the most prestige" out of
the present war will be officers respected and
loved by their men- because they treat them as
fellow men, and have constant care to their
well-being. ' x
-B? Victor Roiewater
Our Problem of School Management.
Our attention is called to the fact that the
two members of the school board who have just
resigned have seA-ed longer ' than the period
for which they fere originally elected, and for
t.f.1. At.... L -a. - I .
which uicy may nave incurrea moral ODiiga
tion to hold when they ' accepted the positions.
This has been brought about through the re
arrangement' of our scliool elections to fit in
with our biennial plan and the return to the
system of ward representation. .That is not in
point, however. ; There is no ( disposition or in
tention to reflect upon the members who insist
that they must retire for considerations of pri
vate business, but this very situation is an in
dictment of. our system of school government. It
is not fair, and is not necessary, to call upon
busy men of affairs to neglect their own business
' for the public business.2 It is not fair to ask them
to attend to the detail of board" and committee
work that should be devolved upon a competent,
experienced and adequately paid business man
ager just as the educational direction is given
over to an expert' superintendent It is bad
enough to lose the service of valued school
board members, but it will be worse if we do not
heed the lesson and remedy' the system that
brings about this condition.
Alarming Fire Waste.
Warnings against " the increased fire hazard
of the "holiday season have been- issued by the
National Board of Fire Underwriters and safety
first agencies. The former body brands the
candle a a 'veteran firebug, while the latter stig
matizes loose cotton as an accessory before and
after. Candle and cotton separately possess little
evil possibilities Combined on the Christmas
tree they invest the picture with a charm that
fascinates the eyes of childhood and delight
grownup - of all ages. But the risktoo often
overshadows the charm. The slightest accident
to the tree, a child's stumble against it, or insuf
ficient support, may quickly transform a home of
joy into one of grief, if not mourning. In an
age of electricity the candle is out of place at all
times and should be rigorously excluded from the
festivities of the season'.
Broad, national interests support these sea
sonal warnings and press for increased precau
tions against fire every day in the year. An orgy
of conflagrations in the past Jl months dots the
country with blackened ruins and enormous
money loss. Statistics compiled by the New
York Journal of Commerce show fi re losses ag
gregating $241,000,000 up to December 1. The
losses for 12 months of 1916 were less by $10,
000,000'and in l?l5 $59,000,000 less. Most if not
have not hrrn
working together. The war is to teach that the ' all the increase is chargeable to enemy firebugs.
HI: 2- ti . ; ; D"ier.,.nan !ne ny Allowing a liberal percentage for the increased
as in the war; that now is, are going to be met
and solved by the best brains of the country
working for one end Thi will furnish a much
seeded lessW ' '
The actualities of the present a Mr.lLane
joints them out are inspiring. The war has
wought its blessings with it evils1 and we may
elieve. as Mr. Lane does, that "somehow good"
-s in the long run to come out of it His re
report look far enough forward to forecast some
of the possibilities, ,
hazard of war pressure on industries, enough re
mains to rear a monster ash-heap monument to
American carelessness. '
"Closed by order of the government" read a
sign onhe door of an eastern wholesale house,
whose owners imagined themselves above the law.
The imple proqess of revoking licenses gives
profiteer the choice of obedience or bankruptcy.
NOT LONG AGO I referred to the increasing
frequency with which Omaha has come
to figure in books - and' magazines and other
periodicals, indicating that our city is achieving
recognition as a real metropolis and in more
than a mere commercial way. I have another
example to cite in support of this assertion in
the article contributed by Meredith Nicholson
to Scribner's magazine for January as the first
of a series on the middle west. There are rea
sons why Mr. Nicholson should not slight Oma
ha, but at that he does us only justice. In his
reference he dwells particularly upon the spirit
pf co-operation which is enabling cities of our
size to enjoy advantage that would otherwise be
beyond our reach, lectures, orchestras and trav
eling art exhibits, that formerly stopped at Chi
cago and jumped thence to California, "now
finding a hearty welcome in Kansas City, Denver
and Omaha," and he continues!
"If any one thing is quite definitely settled
throughout this territory it is that yesterday's
leaves have been plucked from the calendar:
(his verily is the land of tomorrow. One does
not stand beside the Missouri at Omaha and
indulge long in meditations upon the turbulent
history and waywardness of that tawny stream;
the cattle receipts for the day may have broken
all records, but there are schools that must
be seen, a collection of pictures to visit or
lectures to attend. I uhhesitatingly pronounce
Omaha the lecture center of the world recep
tion, committees flutter at the arrival of all
trains. Man does not live ,by bread alone 1
not even in the heart of the cort belt in a city
that haughtily heralds itself the largest primary
butter market in the world!"
That certainly is gratifying commendation
and ought to help us convince people that Omaha
is a desirable place for, cultured folks to live in
as well as to earn a living in.
Malfy newspaper men besides myself will feel
that American journalism has suffered a distinct
loss by the recent death of Franklin Matthews,
'whose versatile career had taken him through
all the stages of reporting, corresponding and
editing for the big papers until he was settled in
the faculty of Columbia University School of
Journalism.. Lfirit met Mr. Matthews right here
rt Omaha, where he had come on a commission
to write some articles for Harper's Weekly, and
I later accepted his invitation to drop in on him
at the New York Sun office, where I found him
delightfully instructive. Only a few weeks ago
I had a letter from him acknowledging an intro
duction I had given one of our staff going to
take a course in Columbia and it breathes such a
lofty ideal for journalistic education that l feel
it ought to be inspiring to all, interested in that
work. This is what he wrote:
"Our system, here is so bound up with cer
tain academic requirements in the way of cul
tural studies, history, economics, statistics,
and tiling of that kind, that the practical wOrk
in Journalism waits on them to a large extent.
t If these requirements were not insisted upon
W coma nil up our piacc wun men anu women
seeking to learn the mere technique of the
trade. They would skim the cream off the
pail in the way of getting hold of things that
would help them to earn a living quickly and
would have no background for the large vision
of journalism which we try to show to our
students. It is easy enough to teach a student
how to report a dog fight, or the coronation of
a king, but that man would be at a loss to dig
up the real facts of the Balkan situation or to
tell the significance of exports or imports of a
given country, Jr any other intricate thing that
requires some scholarship' and kp- vledge of
authorities, if he did not have the i u."
One of his Students has written this beautiful
tribute, to the man expressive of the sentiment of
those in closest personal touch with him:
So you have gone, old friend? . ( ,
It is so strange, so queer
To think this is the end;
. To think we shall not hear
Again the kindly welcome you k
were wont to give;
That when we seek the old,
We shall not see your face '
Lighted by that dear smile,
And pause to chat a while.
v And yet you live:
Death cannot Mill our friend
Nor take the memory of you
Teacher and friend beside, ' .
You Jiave noUdicdl
Henry Clay Barnabee was in his day the king
of comic opera comedians. What is more, his
conception of comic opera permitted the singers
to render real music, and, as has been said of him,
made possession of a voice at least no disquali
fication for being a member of his organization.
I remember tearing the Boston Ideals and the
reorganization known as the Bostonians in light
operas such as the "Daughter of the Regiment,"
"Bohemian Girl," the "Musketeers,'' not to men
tion the ever tuneful "Robin Hood." The melo
dious "Tinker's Song" never failed to call Barna
bee before the curtain as often as he could be
coaxed to respond. J. remember him singing it
special at a most unique session I attended once
after the show at the old McTague Restaurant,
at which Banrnabee and Henry Watterson were
the particular stars of the occasion, participated
in also by others of the company. " There will
never be another Sheriff of Nottingham like
People and Events
A general relaxation of rules and regulations
hitherto observed by cafes and saloons in New
York- City foreshadows the coming of Tammany
control. Closing up at 1 o'clock in the morning
was understood to continue during the war, but
some of the free-for;all joints figure the hour too
early and are working up an all-night session.
ft A subtle rive on golf links and golfers, pro
jected for next summer, gathers publicity in pub
lic prints and support in quarters inclined tq
mock "the gentleman's, game." It is a hunch
to suspend the game for six months and devote
the savings to worthier objects. It is estimated
there are millions in it enough to pension the
HohcnzolfeTns and the Hapsburgs and the whole
brood of autocrats out of a job. The proposition
appeals strongly to golf patriotism
Philadelphia last week staged the unique
spectacle of policemen on duty dispersing a
meeting of policemen Off duty. The latter ad
journed to a hall, took off their sta.rs and settled
down to a vocal roast of the political bosses who
make the police department a vital part of the
machine. It is claimed that 4,000 members of the
force are united in fight against semi-annual
shakedowns for political funds. Still Philadelhia
professes to be a simon pure political bailiwick.
Vigorous lid nailing gains ground around the
army camps. Back in Long Island the )id is so
tight tljat "hair' restoratives," "corn cures,"
"throat gargles" and other misnamed brands of
forty-rod are unable to get across. Floating
denizens from red light districts peddling bottled
dope stud worse are being rounded up at the
Oklahoma camps by state and local authorities
and are likely to be interned during the war.
These are typical of improved conditions around
all camps. ,
The Jersey girl who married into the Bern
storff family in Berlin the other day has shown
considerable speed in her 28 year. The daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlton Burton, born at
Stroudsbury. Pa., she became the belle of Bur
lington, N. J. In less than seven years she mar
ried and divorced two husbands and takes on
the third in fulfillment of a school girl's dream
of becoming a countess. Young Bernstorff is
her second German husband, the first having
been divorced for cruelty.
One Tear Ago Today in the War.
German ' peace note delivered to
tha Rusbiajr government by the
..British aircraft carried out suc
cessful raids in the 1 Ariah region
British captured Magdhaba, near
the Syrian border, with 1,350 pris
oners, guns and stores.
In Omaha Thirty Tears Ago.
Mr. A. W. Fairbanks and wife ot
Cleveland, O., are visiting Omaha aa
the guests of their aon-in-law. Mr.
Robinson, of the clothing firm of Rob-'
lnson & Garmon.
The thirteenth annual ball of the
Iron Moulders' union was held last
evening at Exposition hall and was
attended by over 200 persons.
Xat Brown of the Merchants hotel
and Dennis Cunningham have out
lined a trip to Ireland and the prov
inces, which will consume two or
three month. ;
T. H. Green and wife) returned from
Denmark, where they have been so
journing for several months,
x M. H. Smith Ot Davenport I&-, fath
er of Mrs. F. A. Balch of the-Barker,
is In the city and stopping with his
William F. Wapplch, secretary of
the board of public works, left for his
old home in Keokuk, la., where he
will spend Christmas.
.The banker and local freight 'offi
cers will observe Christmas by clos
ing Monday, December 2.
The board of public works granted
permission to the Northwestern Street
Railway company to conduct a horse
railway on Davenport street between
Thirtieth and Thirty-first Btreets.
Christina In Other Lands.
One ot the prettiest of Christmas
custom is the Norwegian practice of
giving, on Chrlstmaa day, a dinner to
In France, Austria, Italy and other
Roman Catholic countries, the -jnid-night
mass on Christmas eve 1b one
of the most Impressive services of the
Among the rural folk in many parts
of England it is a popular belief that
persons who die on Christmas eva
are certain of immediate and eternal
In Spain It has been the custom
for ages to include In the Christmas
celebration the giving of pardons to
all prisoners who are serving sen
tences for light offenses. - .
Many little Belgian boys and girls
look unddr their pillows for the En
gelskoek on Christmas morning, be
lieving that the angel Gabriel him
self will have placed the cake there.
vnrisimas uay in Corsica, is oay
served oy me people as a religious
festival, but not as a social one, and
there are no family gatherings as in
America and In most of the countries
A superstition , of the Scotch is that
it is very unlucky for any but a dark
haired person to first cross the
threshold on Christmas morning, the
reason assigned being that Judas had
red hair. 1
The midnight mass in St Mark's is
the chief feature of the Christmas
celebration in Venice. On this occa
sion the historic church is lighted
with hundreds of candles, each more
than seven feet tall.- '
Among the Spanish peasants It is
the popular belief that, on Christmas
eve, ere the clock strikes 12, the
virgin, bringing blessings in her train,
visits every home where she can
find an linage or portrait of the Babe
In the Italian highlands for cen
turies there has been a, quaint and
pretty custom, at Christmas, of mak
ing votive offerings at the shrines of
the Redeemer of fruit and flowers
by tha peasants, each garbed in the
picturesque dress ot his own district
Tlila Day In Illsiory." ...
178J Commodore Thomas 1 Mac
donough, whose vfctory . on Lake
Champlaln saved New York from in
vasion by the British, born at New
castle, Del., died at sea, November
16, 1825. ,
1788 Maryland voted to cede the
District of Columbia to the national
'1804 First gypsum deposit in the
United States found In Sussex county.
1814 Congress passed an act in
creasing the postage rates ot 1799 SO
per cent . - .
1867 Free-state convention met at
1862 Cornerstone laid for the new
city hall in Boston. ,
18"6 8 Charles 6. Morehead, twen
tieth governor of Kentucky, died at
Greenville, Mass. Born' in Nelson
county, Kentucky, July 7, 1802. "
1889 Henry W. Grady, celebrated
orator and journalist, died in Atlanta.
Born at Athens, Ga., April 24, 1850.
1914 Besieged Austrian garrison in
fortress of Przemysl made an un
successful sortie against the Russians.
1915 Japanese passenger steamer
Yasakl Maru sunk by submarine in
Mediterranean without warning.
Tho Day We Celebrate. '
John A. Rlne, city attorney, was
born at Fremont, December 23, 1878.
Jacob Marks, sales manager for1 the
Eagle lye works, is 60 years old to
day. - , .
E. F. Denlson, director of the
Young' Men's Christian association
work at Camp Cody, is celebrating
hla 41st birthday today.
Dr. A. A. Holtman wasTorn De
cember 23,, 1869, at Center City,
Gustave Ador, who is regarded as
Switzerland's foremost citizen and
statesman, was born 72 years ago to
day. Oscar S. Straus, eminent New
York merchant, diplomatist and for
mer cabinet officer, born in Georgia,
67 years ago today. '
Giacomo Puccini, . . composer . of
"Madame Butterfly", and other popu
lar operas, born' in Lucca, Italy, 69
year ago today.
Edwin T. Meredith of Des Moines, a
leading figure in the mid-western
farming and financial world, born at
Avoca, la., 41 years ago today.
Dr. John II. Worst, president em
eritus of North Dakota College of
Agriculture, born in Ashland county,
Ohio, 67 years ago today.
Connie Mack, manager of the Phil
adelphia American Jeague base ball
club, born at East Brookfield, Mass.,
65 years ago today. .
SIDELIGHTS ON THE WAR.
Ordinary toilet soap la now selllnc in Ger
many at 81.35 cake. .
i A alngle factory in Detroit Is turning; oat
'mora than 100 motor trucks every week for
Vnele Sam. .
The so-called poison gas was first Used
on April 22, 1915. when- the Germans re
leased it in the 'Ypres salient.
The British Kovernment proposes to utilize
the surplus of this) year's potato crop for
tha purpose of making alcohol.
The Lewis sun, the invention of Isaac
Lewis of the United States army, is capable
of firing; 700 rounds par minute.
Some of tha men employed by the British
aeroplane factories to try out new machines
are paid as much aa $1,50 week.
The replacing of destroyed portions ot
skull with layers of cartilage taken from
the patient's own ribs is one ot the latest
methods of healing war injuries.-
If each of the 10,000 bottlers ot soft
drinks" In the United 8tates can find a way
to save just one) ounce of sugar day, tt
will mean a saving of nearly 20t,00 pounds
a year. .
An American manufacturer has placed on
the market a Una ot shoes for electrical
worker which, are mad to withstand po
tentials up to 20,00 volts without harm to
the wearer f
AROUND THE CITIES.
Bakers' bread is down to V cents a pound
Chief Sands of the drug division of the
Internal revenue bureau estimates thst there
are 100,000 drug users in Mew York City,
many of .them persons in "high social posi
tion." - .
There Is it ill some living room In Wash
ington, provided pilgrim is "satisfied with
what he can get. War has boosted the
capital's population at least o0,000, exclu
sive of the floaters. , V
Natural gas invariably peters out in Kan
sas City whenever a cold wave flag appears.
Those who depend on it for heating pur
poses thereby gain a keener appreciation
of old Boreas on a bender.
The Young Ladies' Improvement club of
Salt Lake City not only observe meatless
and wheatless day, but go the whole Hoover
family one better. They have added a
manless day to the regular schedule of
Boosters of Greater Philadelphia plan a
vast increase of municipal territory, reach
ing into parts of four adjoining counties.
The parts mapped for annexation have a
population of 250,000, which would put the
city in the 8,000,000 class.
St. Joe's gas company shows no desire
to boost prices. It would be happy with the
present rate if it got its share of the city's
cash at the end of the month. The solons
however, hate to" give up the money and
forced the company to sue for three months'
back bills. Have a heart, Joe. '
Press and people of Sioux City denounce
the assertions ot a transient evangelist re
garding the moral conditions of the city.
These were painted in the usual sensational
colors affected by floating pulpfteera. A
subsequent investigation showed the evan
gelist to be a romancer of the first class.
, CURIOUS BITS 'OF LIFE.
A brass band composed entirely ot young
women is one of the boasts of Ogden, Utah.
A Kansas woman last year caught more
than 800 bushels of grasshoppers and by
drying them and selling them tor chicken
feed cleared more than $560.
Judge Charles W. Coleman ot Goshen,
N. Y., who was elected town judge of
Goshen when he was 21, and Who has been
in continuous service for 46 yearsr .resigned
J. P. Andrews of Sutton, N. H., delivered
two four-week-old pigs to Mr. Peters,. The
next day they escaped from their1 new quar
ters and returned to their old homev
George Willet oflsaeo. Me., has a cigar
made 40 years ago By Cyrus King, who was
a cigarmaker. The cigar contains twice
as much tobacco as is used in a cigar today.
Mrs. J. A Sullivan of Moundsville, W.
Vs., has 28 relatives in the war. Twenty
one are brothers and nephews on the Brit
ish fronts, and her two sons are in the
American army. ,''' i
The longest novel in the world belongs to
Japan. Its author is Kiong Te Bakin. It
was commenced lri .1852, and published Vol
ume by volume, as it came out, over a
period of 50 years. There are 108 volumes,
106,000 pages, 3,180,000 lines and about
88.000,000 words. A complete copy Weighs
OH, SWEET BELLS, RING!
Oh, belts of Christmas, ring!
Oh, little children, sing! ,
The Christ 1h here! 1
Not In a far-off land,
Where shepherds, listening, stand,
The Christ, is here!
Oh, wise men, rather 'round,
Brings gifts with Joy profound!
Lift up your anthem, choirs of earth,
In hearts of men the Lord has birth.'
Oh,' sweet bells, ring!
Oh, children, sing! i
Rejoice, rejoice, lift up your voice,
The Christ Is here!
Oh) herald angels, sin?!
We crown the Lord, our King!
The Christ Is here! -We
wandered from His side,
He, who was crucified!
Yet Christ is here!
The tides of war roll high, .
Its banners fill the sky I
Oh,' wise men, gather 'round and pray,
Wotread on holy ground today!
. - For Christ is here!
Oh, sweet bells, ring!
Oh, children, sing!
Rejoice, rejoice, lift up your voice,
For Christ Is here!
Tes, Christ Is beref
MR 3. JOHN PALMER NTE.
Every funeral ' service conducted
by this establishment reflects credit
upon our equipment and work. If
when you need our services yot
will call upon us you will after
ward commend us for the manner
in which we carried out your in
structions. N. P. SWANSON
Funeral Parlor, (Established 188S)
17th and Cumin Sts. Tel. Douglas 1060.
WHITE EAGLE'S Indian Oil, Knowa as
Tha old Indian remedy for the cur of
rheumatism, catarrh, hay fever, sore and j
swollen joints, stiff muscles, all kinds ot
pain, croup and diphtheria, tonsllltis. Used
by the Indians for hundreds of rears, and
always been known for its great drawing
qualities. Won't blister, perfectly harmless,
penetrates without rubbing. This great Oil
will limber you up and do away with your
rheumatism and pain. Just one application
and your pain is gone. Will penetrate
through the thickes ot sold leather in
few seconds, and the only Snedlcine of this
kind that has ever been placed in the mar-,
ket Relief and a cure awaits you. Thousands
of people will testify how they have been
relieved and. cured by this wonderful new
Oil. It's a new version. Every bottle is guar
anteed to give perfect satisfaction or 'money
refunded. Sold, by all druggists at SO cents
a bottle. Trade supplied by the Richardson
Drug Co., Omaha, Neb. -Advertisement
Hlbbs Why all this gymnasium worM
9'l" ,to "! ".?k .."T'refrigerafW
iMDD .10 was s.w -
an you know the new rule is tor u.tomr
to r carry home taeir purenssw.
What is Bill doing now?"
"He's a post-lmpressloniet.
"You don't tell ins. What's that!
Hle has a Job branding numbers or) tele
phone poles." Mountain States Monitor.
Willis I wonder what "rn,c,n,,,.tJ'i.,,7i
ice they will roaks the pacifists serve In J
Glllis The olive branch, no doubt. Juage.
"Women are great to make home cheer
tur." "fro '
"Brighten up the corner where you are
that's my wife's motto." .
"My wife is cheerful enoush, too. but
she's always on the gad. Tou can't brighten
up the corner where you aren t Louisville
"How long have you been married, old
""Long enough to pity bachelors. How
long have you?"
"Long- enough to envy them. Boston
(Article No. 6.)
CHIROPRACTIC FOR WOMEN
The world today is busy with pre
paredness. In almost every line of
business and endeavor is heard the de
mand Preparedness. Greater in ks
significance than all those phases of
preparedness is the awakening of
woman to her universal and common
needs in regard to perfect health.
Every woman, irrespective of 'age,
and particularly married women, are
entitled to perfect health. But woman
or mother is not always trong, and
many are the reasons therefor. Som
diseases common to woman are Goi
ter, Chronic Headache, iNervousne,
Rheumatism, Insomnia, Tumor, etc.
(Articles relating to these diseasei
and others will be taken up in latet
issues.) And for each and every on
there is a cause. A subluxated verte
brae causing pressure on any nerve
produces disease. Again, owing to a
woman's part in life, such as mother
hood, cares and worries incident to
home and children, and numerous
other causes, are agencies which help
to cause disease. In all diseases of
women so great has been the eucces
of Chiropractic that thousands who
formerlv suffered are findinar relief
through Chiropractic adjustments.
The same principle applies to adjust
ments for the very large class known
as women's djseases, and trouble is in
variably found due to impinged
nerves, caused perhaps from a fall
in childhood, or from some slight ac
cident which at the time of happening
was not deemed to be of any im
portance as affecting a person in
It is pressure on nerves which
causes backaches and heavy bearing
It is, pressure on nerves which
causes headache, chronic! or other-,
wise; dizziness, insomnia, etc.
At its best, motherhood is a tax
upon the strength of the strongest
woman, and every mother needs and
she has all a mother's right to require
that she be given every aid that mod
em science can give her in order that '
she may regain her health, and no
known agency or science helps a
woman under such conditions as Chi
ropractic adjustments,, which remove
the pressure from the nerve or nerves
controlling the region involved.
And yet it is the nature of woman
to suffer silently, without complain
ing and hoping that all will be Well.
But when one looks around and real
ly sees what may be termed invalid
mothers, it would seem that the price
paid for any delay is too great
' Next Week Article No. 7: Chiro
practic for Stomach Troublee. '
Soldiers may secure adjustments
free of charge from any Chiroprac
tor. Names of the prominent Chiropractors in
the following listed cities:
Billingham. S. ft L., D. C. Creighton Bldg.
Burhorn, Frank F., D. C, 414 Securities Bid.
Carpenter, L. N.. D. C, 494 Brandeis Theater
Edwards, Lee W., D. C, 24th and Farnara.
Johnston, Drs. J. P. and Minnie T.. 1125
W. O. W. Bldg. Doug. 52 "
Lawrence. J. C, D. C Baird Bldg.
Purvianee. W. E., D. C, Paxton Block.
COUNCIL BLUFFS. IOWA
m? . SVn- DC" 141 w- Broadway.
Willis, J. J., D. C, 15 North Main fit
Aerni, Clara, D. C, Telegram Bldg.
t FREMONT, NEBRASKA
Berhenke. F. H., D. C, 50 North Main 8t
Embree, J., S , D. C, 8th and Main Sts.
t LINCOLN. NEBRASKA
Ashworth, S. L D. C. 608 Fraternity Bldg.
WAHOO, NEBRASKA W
Dierts Dlerks. D. C, Old Post Office Bldg.
MR. XMAS SHOPPER
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