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Merry Christmas to you all!
Hooverize the dinner and keep awake.
Make it merry also for some one less for
tunate. . . .' , -
Santa Claus must have been the original
When it comes to enlisting in the Red Cross
army, Omaha is no slacker.
The BoJshevikis working for the kaiser in this
country will also bear looking after.
Indications point to a dryer Christmas than
Omaha has experienced in half a century.
fonder the glow of red rule fighting proceeds
steadily on the trenches of booze at Petrograd.
The "too late" early Christmas shopper has
only himself to blame if he failed to get under the
Still, with a comeback of a mile to their credit
the Italians may be pardoned for Teuting the
A beaker of metropolitan water under
scores the sentiment just as well and forestalls
the "morning" after" feeling. .
Santa Claus' is a good old sport on socks and
things, but the Red Cross sample must have
queered his faith in foot measurements. , -
It is suspected from the testimony of Lewis
and Borie that the gunmakers regard General
Crozier as a replica of the ancient design.'
The stars must be shining brighter than ever
on Bethlehem, freed for the first time in cen
turies from the blighting shadow of the infidel
Vurk. ' '
But, realty, no one has said amy thing about
conditions at Camp Funston anywhere near las
severe as Surgeon General Gorgas in his official
Christmas is above all the children's holiday.
Let them be happy as long as they can for they
will have the, serious duties of life soon enough
nd long enough.. . :
Some surprise is shown by the quizzers. be
cause a few packing house side lines are not vis
ible to the naked eye! But why surprise? Are
not packers esteemed experts in canning things?
- The odds are four to one against the reds at
ihe one-sided peace conference. "No annexa
tions, no contributions," stand no , show for a
' Nebraska's financial stockings hung up in state
bank vaults figuratively bulge with $223,499,266,
a gain of $58,000,000 in a year. Tossibly a little
more can, be -crowded in, but safety suggests
King Albert of Belgium sends a Christmas
message of gratitude to Americans for their
helpful service to a stricken people. The trag
edy of Belgium touched deeper chords than could
be manifested in relief measures. These were
partial measures. The. major task of rescuing
the nation from brutalized autocracy is under
way, and the American people will see it through
to a glorious finish. - "
Allenby and Godfrey
-St. Louis Globe Democrat-
The simple account General Allenby tele
graphed to Lloyd George of the entry at the
Jaffa gate of Jerusalem by himself and staff and
representatives of;the French, American and
Italian governments, and his subsequent conduct,
recalls to mind., the chivalrous behavior of that
immortal conquerer of Jerusalem in 1099, God
frey of Bouillon, whose remains rest beneath the
Church of the Holy Sepulcher. There was an
indiscriminate slaughter of the infidel following
that victory, but it was in spite of the most earn
est protest of Godfrey. He was later forced to
fight the battle of Ascolon with the sultan of
Egypt, in which 100,000 lives were lost. May
there be no parallel of these scenes. The re
semblance is in other respects. General Allenby
is not as renowned for piety as was the duke,
but his manliness, . his purity of purpose, his
humane consideration and his reverence for the
tender feelings of peoples of different religions
all suggest the long-sung virtues of Godfrey.
There was nothing; theatrical in the entrance
of the general and his staff on foot It was not
mock, but real humility, prompted no doubt by
reverent memory of the final entry of Jesus into
the city over which he. wept. It was fitting that
the general should abandon the pomp and
panoply of war and walk in. as a humble pilgrim
to a sacred shrine. His placing of Mohammedan,
(Jewish and Christian guards about their respec
tive holy places and enjoining punctilious respect
lor the peculiar rules of each religion as to sucn
places, was a fitting expression ot the broad prin
ciples of human rights the allies are defending.
In it there was a courtesy and a magnanimity
reminiscent of Godfrey. With no abuse of poetic
license. Tasso sanar. after the vanquished Alta-
moro offered Godfrey "the gold and gems of
kingdoms tor his ransom: ( ,
"Heaven has endow'd me with a nobler mind,".
Godfrey replied, ."than to desire increase
Of earthly treasure; still retain in peace
All that from. Ind or Tersia swells they store,
uochanan mantle, and Tartarian fleece;
, . I set no price on life: on Asia's shore
I war in Europe's right, not trade in Asian ore."
. -.?There. was npt a great difference between the
war aims of the crusaders and the allies.
Christmas with its "Peace onearth, good will
to men," coming amid the most terrible of wars,
deepens the contrast between its own spirit and
the conditions of the day and finds many men
proclaiming the breakdown of civilization. Yet
if we witness more want and woe we also see
more philanthropy to relieve it and more service
for the spirit of Christmas than ever.
This is not the only time Christmas has
caught the old world off its guard. According to
secular and sacred history, the first Christmas
dawned upon conditions unspeakably worse than
any that, exist today. Civilization seated at
Rome, never more vaunting in its achievements,
was corrupt to the core, reeking, in the vilest
forms of vice and crime.
Civilization may have halted, certainly has
egregiously blundered, but has not broken down.
What student of history with faith in the future
denies that civilization will emerge from this
European eclipse wiser if not stronger for its
chastening experience? 'We look back half a cen
tury in the life of our own republic to a day
whemclouds of 'doubt overshadowed the promise
of America." Then it was more than nation
against nation it was state against state, brother
again st brother, father against son. But the prin
ciple at stake was fought out, the war ended, the
union saVed, and the nation came forth from the
crucible mightier and more compact.
"i Civilization has survived and will survive the
severest tests. World-wide are the effects of
this war and universal the demand for mercy.
But mercy has caught the call and flung back the
response,. Never have men and nations more
eagerly and extensively take up the work of hu
manity. The world moves toward the ideals of
Sinai and the sermon on the mount, despite all
setbacks and obstacles. It recognizes the fun
damental principles of peace and brotherly love.
The message of Christmas lives and strives
to overcome the baser influence. "I am my
brother's keeper," shout millions who are at this
moment offering up their most cherished sacri
fices to the dictum that "pure religion and unde
fined before God and the Father is this,' to visit
the fatherless and widows in their affliction."
, With the Christmas reminder men may not
shut their eyes to all this altruism, even though
dazed by the awful spectacle of war.
, Our Chrlitmaa editorial of three feara ago, the first
Chrlitmaa after the, world-war cataclysm, it here re
produced aa even more fitting to the Chrlitmaa of today.
Books for the Soldiers.
, It is possible that not enough attention has
been given to the work of donating books for
the libraries at Fort Omaha and Fort Crook.
We are told that at the latter fort there are now
about800 books in the permanent library, while
the number at Fort Omaha is nearly 500. Miss
Tobitt of the Omaha public library made the
public statement that it would be desirable to
place, a 4,000-volume library at the disposal of
the ioldiers- in the two' neighboring army posts.
We believe that' it is a branch of war work which
in a measure has been overlooked. Its value to
the 'soldiers call scarcely be overestimated. It
is'nof necessary m .this connection to read a dis
sertation on the great value of books in culti
vating, the minds of the people. We all know
that they are of very great value, but the need
itt. this case'is to afford entertainment to hun
dreds and 'perhaps thousands of soldiers after
Working hours. ' We believe that the people of
Omaha will look upon this suggestion with favor
and that they will second the efforts of the li
brarian and others who are engaged in the work
of placing large libraries in the military forts.
The Complicated Transportation Problem.
' Our agricultural industries are groaning under
an embarrassment oi riches. From the moment
war.'with Europe was seriously contemplated
foresighted Americans began planning to bring
about 'an increase in the products, of the farm
and, the stock rangers well as those of our manu
facturing industries. In summing up the results
for 1917 the 'fact becomes patent that the first
campaign for intensified industry has been a bril
liant" success. ; The list of crops which have ex
ceeded, alt-former records is a long one. It is
said on good authority that there are a billion
more bushels of foodstuffs than last year. The
value of ' farm products alone is estimated at
$21,000,000,000. Enormous gains also are noted
in the iron' industry, which has made a world
beating 'record of production. American fac
tories have for the last two years been called
upon ,to make up the slump in the volume of im
portations and most of 'them have been running
to, full capacity, j '
T' With this extraordinary increase in the various
volumes of products of American industries
whose transport Jhas seriously embarrassed the
carriers from one end of the country to the other,
the latter k have had to contend with an enor
mous demand In Europe for American foodstuffs
and manufactured' products, including, of course,
munitions' of war.' And when we add to this
the heavy demand made upon our railroads for
thei transport- of army supplies and soldiers dur
ing the period. of intensified preparations for war,
it as not difficult to. see the predicament in which
the American railroads find themselves and the
reasons' for it. '
" 'Economists arctrying to find a remedy. The
socialistic element is talking for government own
ership. Another element urges that Uncle Sam
put a rajjrOad czar, in authority over all the lines
and let their ownership remain where it is. Still
another' group of men who are trying to find a
solution'' are talking for a government subsidy
Of the railroads, to enable them to enlarge their
facilities for .handling the constantly increasing
traffic which is not likely to diminish during the
war. The latter group recalls the government
subsidy, to the Union Pacific railroad 'which was
granted upon the plea that this great transcon
tinental line was. a 'military necessity in order
to. link together .the Pacific coast states with
those of the eastern portion of the continent.
'. Never in the history has so much business
been, done and never was there a time when the
prospective business looming up. ahead was any
thing like as great as it is now, and which, of
course, can never be done unless the transporta
tion facilities can be "vastly improved.
How the Government Spends
Bj Frederic J. Has in
Washington, D. C, Dec. 23. The president
said in his recent message to congress that he
thought it advisable for the house to return to
its former method of making appropriations
through a single committee.
If the house acts upon this suggestion it will
have taken a long step toward the adoption of a
budget system for regulating government ex
penditures. What is a budget system, and what would it
do for the taxpayer who supplies the money
that congress spends?
In the first place, let us find out how much
money the taxpayer is now being called upon to
put up. When we entered the war we had a
public debt of about a billion dollars, so that
every man, woman and child in the country was
responsible for $10. If the war lasts until 1920,
this debt will be increased to $50,000,000,000. so
that every man, woman and child will be $500 in
debt. This means that $500 per capita must be
raised, and the interest on that amount paid
until the principal can be refunded.
The spending of the money is in the hands of
twenty-odd different committees of the house and
senate. The heads of the various departments
appear before these com-.tees and tell what
they need or want. The committees frame bills,
allowing whatever they please, and l'..csc bills
are debated and passed, first by the house and
then by the senate. Any member can propose
any increase or reduction of the amounts asked
my the executive departments.
Each of there committee members represents
some section of the country with its particular
interests. Nearly every appropriation asked by
an executive department is a boon to some such
interest. The inevitable result is that each con
gressman and senator (with a few conscientious
exceptions) strives for the passage of the appro
priations that will benefit his particular section.
In order to get these appropriations passed he
agrees to support the appropriations desired by
The spirit of the day this year bears a deeper
message to mankind than Americans are ac
customed to. Merriment becomes the family
fireside, radiating from children to parents and
elders generally. . The'message goes beneath the
outward expression and bids the thoughtful to a
stronger and more' active dedication of patriotic
energies to the task before the nation. A re-
dedication of the people to the cause of liberty
and humanity befits the times a.nd shortens the
road to victory ' - -
This is how bills are passed appropriating
enormous sums for the improvement of creeks
that could be made highways of commerce, as
one congressman put it, only by paving them.
That is the way a bill is passed appropriating
$50,000 for a postoffice building, which the Post
office departments does not want, in a town
where a suitable building can be rented for $250
a year, while the salary of the janitor for the
new building alone is $600 a year. That is how
a clause got into the river and harbor bill ap
propriating $18,000,00Qfor the construction of a
dam which would benefit primarily one large
corporation. This clause was shown on the floor
of the house to be wasteful and was stricken out.
It then reappeared in the appropriation bill ap
proved by the military committee and was again
"killed" on the floor. This phoenix measure made
a third appearance in an agricultural appropria-,
tion bill under cover of the claim that it was
necessary to a "war industry." It still lives.
How much money is wasted by thissystem
is a matter of estimate. When the annual ex
pense of running the government was only $660,
000,000 a year a senator asserted that if these
expenditures were made on business principles
$100,000,000 a year could be saved. Now our an
nual expenditures are near $16,000,000,000. The
waste goes merrily on. You can compute for
yourself what it is costing you and your heirs
These abuses have often been described on
the floor of the house and in public prints But
the only possible remedy has not been sufficiently
emphasized. You cannot blame the congressmen
and senators. Like all the rest of us they play
the game as they find it. They have to. Under
the present system a representative is valued
f.w liio rnnstitnpnrv lartrelv in orooortion to the
amount he can extract for it from the treasury.
His place, theretore, aepenas upon pis success.
It is the system that to blame. Most of the leg
islators know it.
' "Whenever I think-of the horrible mess that
I shall be called upon to present -o the coun
try," said the chairman of the appropriation com
mittee not long ago, "I am tempted to quit my
The present system, has been sufficiently con
demned. Likewise the need for a budget system
has long been appreciated by all who know.
Both 'the democratic and republican parties have
endorsed the principle in their platforms. Presi
dent Taft advocated it in his messages. It is
used by every other first class government in the
world. President Wilson has urged it upon
All of this being the ftse, whv has it not been
passed before? In the first place, beause so
many of the legislators who ought to initiate and
support the change have places on the committees
which are doling out the wasteful appropria
tions, and derive much of their political prestige
therefrom. In the second place, because here
tofore the country has had much wealth and
could afford waste. A hundred million wasted
made little difference in the past, although it
represented nearly 20 per cent of our total gov
"This is a rich country," some senator shouted
when a colleague spoke his protest.
"What are we here for?" demanded' another.
v Those bountiful times have passed. A 20 per
cent waste now means billions, not millions, and
billions out of the pockets of a people heavily
A budget system in this country would mean
that one agency would submit to congress a
carefully prepared list of appropriations. This
agency ought to represent the executive branch
of the government, but even if it were a com
mittee of congress it would be an infinite im
provement over the present system. At worst
only a fraction of the selfish interests that find
a footing in the present system of separate com
mittees and numerous subcommittees could
reach such a single committee. Furthermore,
responsibility would fall heavily upon this com
mittee. It would be a target for criticism by
the whole congress and the whole country. There
would be someone to blame. And that ancient
principle of appropriation, "If you'll scratch my
back I'll scratch yours," would no longer apply.
Exile of the Doughnut
Exit the doughnut from our national life. Mr.
Hoover is showing it where the red sign is over
the door and is saying as kindly as he can to
an old friend that it may come back when the
cruel war is over.
Mr. Hoover is strong for -that part of the
doughnut which is composed of atmosphere. He
does not care for the other part because it ab
sorbs fat like a sponge and eats sugar like a
lumberjack. He proposes that the doughnut of
the next few vears shall consist wholly (or holy)
of ozone and the other stuff that the wrinkled
om cann swings jiuunu iu uunu5
Thousands will sigh and say it is "such sweet
parting," but Mr. Hoover's job is one of those
thankless things that knows no sentiment and
concerns itself blessedly little with what folks
like and what they don't like. It's all a question
of what is good for Sammie and Tommie and Al
phonse and Tomasso. . .
The dear old doughnut has had its place m the
culinary scheme of things from time immemorial.
Children have cried for it and because of it.
Grown-ups have communed with it in the stilly
night It has led them to strange places and made
them see in their dreams suth thine;, as huge
roosters making off with barndoors or pickins
up churches by the steeples.
With all its faults-we have loved it still. Like
pie. it has added to the storehouse of our jests
and t3 the size of our doctor bills. Dietarians
have looked at it askance or openly condemned
it, but through all the assailment of its character
it has clung to its sweetness ot disposition and
passed alone more pleasure than pain.
Like the boys "over there," it will come back
after the war and be welcomed joyousl from
its exile inio:.-d by a heartless food administra
tor in the interest of democracy.
Right in the Spotlight.
Eva Booth, commander of the Sal
vation army in the United States, cele
brates her forty-fifth birthday anni
versary today, having been born in
London on Christmas day in 1872.
Miss Booth is the fourth daughter of
the late General William Booth, the
founder of the Salvation army. When
but a school . girl she served an ap
prenticeship in the cause which has
been her life work, by selling the War
Cry in the streets of London. At 15
she made her first public speech at a
street meeting in one of the darkest
slums of the British metropolis. She
mastered every detail of Salvation
army work and in the course of time
rose to the rank of field commander
in charge of the London district. Then
she was sent to Canada, where as
commissioner for nine years she
wrought splendid service in the work
to which her abilities are consecrated.
From Canada she was transferred to
the command of the organization in
the United States.
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Berlin announced occupation of
Isaktcha on the Danube.
Germany : -plied to American peace
note, ' suggesting an immed'ate meet
ing of delegates.
Switzerland sent peace note to bel
ligerents, endorsing action previously
taken by President Wilson.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
There was only a small representa
tion of the commercial travelers' fra
ternity at the hotels Sunday, the boys,
all who could, going to their homes
to pass Christmas.
The mammoth skating rink at the
Casino garden at Fourteenth and
Howard streets was opened for the
first time. The rink was beautifully
illuminated with electric light and a
band of 25 musicians was in attend
ance. Mr. and Mrs. Meinrath of Kansas
City spent Sunday in Omaha. They
return home today and Intend to set
tle permanently in Omaha in two or
D. F. .Yost and wife of New York
City are visiting in the city.
Omaha was favored with delightful
weather for observation of Christmas.
Officer Ward was agreeably sur
prised by receiving a valuable dia
mond ring.from a friend.
M. J. Buckley, foreman of The Bee
stereotyping rooms, was presented
with a handsome gold watch and dia
mand scarf pin by admiring friends.
Many employers made glad the
hearts of employes with substantial
This Day in History.
1776 Washington with 2,400 men
and 20 pieces of artillery crossed the
Delaware to surprise the British at
1817 Samuel Sloan.builder of rail
roads, financier and philanthropist,
born in Ireland. Died at Garrisons,
N. Y., September 22, 1907.
1821 Clara Barton, famous civil
war nurse and founder of the Ameri
can Red Cross society, born at North
Oxford, Mass. Died at Glen Echo,
Md., April 12, 19T2.
1825 Newton Booth, governor of
Indiana and United States senator,
born at Salem, Ind. Died at Sacra
mento, Cal., July 14. 1892.
1842 Battle at Mior, in which an
Invading party Of 300 Texans was de
feated and captured by 2,340 Mexi
cans tinder General Ampudia.
1897 Kassala .was formally ceded
to the Egyptian government by Italy.
1914 British fleet and aeroplanes
attacked German port of Cuxhaven.
1915 Lloyd George warned British
labor unions that Germany would win
war unless women were permitted to
work in munition factories.
The Day Wo Celcbrat.
Frank Walters, general manager of
the Northwestern lines west of the
Missouri river, with headquarters at
Omaha, is just 52 years old this
Christmas day. 1
Dr. E. A. Van Fleet was born in
Randolph, Wis., 49 years ago.
Brigadier General William II. Whit
ney, U. S. A., in command of Camp
Shelby, born in Pennsylvania 51 years
ago today. 1
Irvin W. Barr, stamp clerk at the
Omaha postofflee, is celebrating his
thirty-eighth birthday today.
Robert M. Lovett, dean of the Jun
ior college of the University of Chi
cago, and who has written consider
ably for the "pacifist" press, born in
Boston 47 years ago today.
Fay Templeton, for many years
prominent on the American musical
comedy stage, born t Little Rock,
Ark., 52 years ago today.
Rt. Rev. Paul R. Matthews, Epis
copal bishop of New Jersey, born in
Cincinnati 51 years ago today.
Dr. Albert F. WToods, president of
the Maryland State College of Agri
culture, born at Belvidere, 111., 51
years ago today.
Walter Holke, inflelder of the New
York National base ball team, born
in St. Louis 25 years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
Today is the two hundred and seventy-fifth
anniversary of the birth of
Sir Isaac Newton, discoverer of the
law of gravitation.
The winter exhibition of the Na
tional Academy of Design - opens in
New York City today, to continue un
til January 13.
What is planned to be the most bril
liant military ball in tho history of
Chicago is to be given tonight for the
benefit of the Young Men's Christian
association hut at Camp Grant.
Thousands of residents of Wash
ington, with President Wilson prob
ably among them,' will gather around
the steps of the national capltol to
day for the annual community Christ
mas carol festival.
For hundreds of millions of true
believers this Christmas day will be
a day of great and unusual rejoicing
because of the edellverance of Jeru
salem from the hands of the Turks.
By order of the federal fuel admin
istrator of Minnesota this is to be the
last night in which cluster street
lights will be permitted to shine in
Minnesota cities until after the war
Their first Christmas as enlisted
men in the service of the United
States will long be recalled by the
thousands of soldiers in the training
camps, for the day will be made as
attractive for them as possible by
their commanding officers and hun
dreds of interested friends.
Patron Walter, thla ia a meatless day,
Walter Why, no, air. What made you
Patron It struck me it must be from thla
lamb atew. Baltimore American.
'Their honey moon ia over.'
"Dear me! Are you quite sure about that?1'
"I haven't the slightest doubt of It. She a
beginning to remind him that sHe was mak
ing S25 a week when he married her."
"She Jsn't very pretty, is she?"
"No-o-o, but she geta my number every
time I talk to her."
Who is she?"
"Just a telephone operator." Pelican.
Johnny Why do they say that the pefi is
mightier than the sword T
His Father Became you can't aign checks
with a aword. Philadelphia Ledger.
"Do unto others aa you would have thAn
do unto you." quoted Markley. 'That's the
Golden Rule, and I believe in It, too, don't
"Well." replied Burroughs, "If I did I'd
be offering to lend you S10 thla minute."
"Jim, I suppose you are going to vote for
me as usual. My policies "
"Tour policies are all right. Senator. But
there waa a mighty pretty girl around today
looking for votes." Louisville Courier-Journal.
"Here's an article on the sporting page
about ring tactics.''
"What Is meant by ring tactica?"
"Have you never observed how a design
ing young woman can Inveigle an unsus
pecting young man into buying her one?"
"Lilac time and apple blossom time have
"We have Just been passing through a
time that baa aome good points, too.''
"This la hog.kllling time." Baltimore
"Incarcerating offenders is the wrong idea.
We ought to try to prevent crime."
"Just ao," aald the old-fashioned Judge.
"And you can prevent lota of crime by
putting the right people in Jail." Kansas
"yes," said the man In shirt sleeves,
"we've Just been here a year now. I'm
moving right across the other, side of the
"I'm awfully surprised," declared the
chatty little man. Why, people are just be
ginning to know you."
"That'e why we've got to go." said the
other sadly. Philadelphia Ledger.
'Twas the night before Christmas. 014
Santy drew near. .
To a lamppost ha carefully hltchcjf up
his deer. r
He looked for a chimney down which ha
But the kind that they build nowadays
are too small.
The blazing old fireplace so wide and ao
Has quite disappeared. It's considered bad
Old Santy exclaimed with a acowl and a
"I thought it was wood. It's a gaa hglr
And the children who once sang a gay
, Christmas song
Were dancing the tango and going it
And the toys that he brought, once so
welcome to all,
Looked merely like trifles pathetic and
For the times have grown rapid and tastes
Content with naught less than an auto-
Poor Santy, discouraged, drove on round
Suspicions abound which would giva you
The worthy policeman spoke gravely that
Of a pleasant old gent who had whiskcrj
The tracks of a sleigh .'that was bound foi
the pole '
Were wabbly as if the machine lacked
And Santy, the gossips in confidence
Had a headache next morning that lasted
all day. W. S.
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May your home be filled with good cheer through the
warmth of happy hearts. May the world be made s
Christmasy Universe in which happiness and good will
shall reign over all peoples. '
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May Our Gladness Reach You All
Wishes His Many Friends
A Merry Christmas
Storvettc of the Day.
A minister, like his father before
him, he had often officiated at mar
riage ceremonies, but this was Hjs
first experience at giving away the
He was in a devout mood; his
church was small, his salary meager
and his family numerous. This daugh
ter had been especially expensive.
"Who (rivet h this woman to be
married to .this man?" droned the
Gently the father placed the slen
der hand of the bride in that of the
x"Take her, my boy!" he exclaimed,
his face aglow. "It is more blessed to
give than to receive." Everybody's
A Happy New Year
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