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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 30, 1917.
The Omaha Bee
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"All aboard," says Uncle Sam, "and have your
But what is doing the big business is not the
merger of the railroads, but the merger of the
Medicine Hat takes a mighty mean way of
showing appreciation for what we are trying to
do for Canada.
Eternal vigilance is still the price of liberty 1
Yet eternal vigilance would be futile without free
speech and free press.
The joy of living in Russia under Bolsheviki
role is somewhat alloyed with the fact that some
body has to cut wood or all will freeze.
About time for another change of German
chancellors. By the way, has anyone heard from
the late occupants of that hoodoo office?
France has just oversubscribed its third war
loan of ten billion francs, which may be accepted
S indicating the indomitable spirit of the people
Cutting out club cars, observation coaches
and the like will give present-day travelers an
opportunity to find out what gadders of 30 years
ago called comfort.
Under pretext of leather conservation, British
authorities have undertaken to limit the height
of women's shoetops. All right, but what then
of the length of madam's skirts?
For a nation boasting such marvelous effi
ciency, the amazing thing is how Germany has
fallen down so woefully in all its efforts at diplo
macy in every part of the world.
, Base ball players are facing dreadful hard
ships, among them the dire possibility of having
to travel under conditions the same as common
folks endure. Was is indeed "terribuL"
Austrians are reported to be carrying off art
treasures from Italy in huge lots. Later they
will have the further joy of carrying them back
again, and without any allowance for storage
It is just barely possible Omaha may, after
all, get that long overdue union passenger sta
tion without waiting for the aid or consent of any
of the railroads supposed to be necessary for such
The cry of the athletes, "Sports as usual,"
will receive an echo everywhere. Young men
should be trained to use their muscles as well as
their minds, and the war must not cause any let
up on this line.
All the same, a lot of people besides us would
like to see Justice Brandeis on the railroad war
board, charged with the operation of the coun
try' transportation lines with a view to cutting
out waste and effecting needful economies.
A photograph of "the political pirate" who has
been blocking the way of the Seventh regiment
would probably resemble Tom Nast's famous
cartoon of the Tweed Ring showing the bunch
standing in a circle with each pointing to the
Omaha has had an epidemic of fires that does
not speak well for our citizens. Cold weather al
ways brings an extra pressure on heating equip
ment, but this should ever' be accompanied by
added caution in caring for the apparatus. Watch
fulness will prevent many blazes and never is
General Hafg gives special mention to a long
list of American women serving in the hospitals
along the war front, but the praise he bestows
will never exceed the honor these women have
in the hearts of their own people. All the way
from the home to the battle line our women are
backing up the boys in ways that can not be
measured in terms of distinguished service orders
or medals of honor.
Next Year's Wheat Crop.
The slogan of "A billion bushels of wheat for
1918" has put a tremendous job before the farmer.
The Department of Agriculture has now some
agures on which to determine the extent of the
effort yet to be made if the goal is to be attained
or even approximated. Reports on the sowing
of winter wheat show an increase in acreage of
only 4 per cent, with the condition of the crop
on December 1 very low. Based on this infor
mation, an estimate of 540,000,000 bushels of win
.er wheat is made as the prospective yield for
- :918. This leaves 460,000,000 bushels to be sup
' plied by spring wheat, to achieve which the
- planting of 1917 will have to be increased by 60
per cent It is scarcely possible that this can be
done, but a great deal is being done to stimulate
the farmers along this line. The need for wheat
is not diminishing as days go by, and America
tiast do more than ever to insure its supply,
' Feeding the armies is the greatest of war's many
details, and providing for the millions who are
back of the lines is equally important No threat
of famine impends, but safety rests on the unre
. mitting zeal of the nation's farmers, v
"Hie Jacet Segregation."
There is a measure of grim irony at several
points of the government's program for taking
over all the railroads of the country and operat
ing them as one system. Nowhere is this more
striking than in the reunion under the director
general for the government of the Union Pacfic
and the Southern Pacific, after being broken up
by the federal authorities to prevent the very
monopoly which is now officially established.
Be it remembered that all the machinery of
the Department of Justice, at outlay of hundreds
of thousands of dollars, was kept in motion for
many months, carrying the litigation up to the
highest judicial tribunal of the land, to put a
stop to single-ownership control and co-operative
management of these properties. And when the
order for segregation was decreed, more effort
by high-priced lawyers and more thousands of
dollars were expended to prevent the award of
the Central Pacific to the Union Pacific, where it
properly belongs, and to keep it allied with the
Southern Pacific for use as a club over connect
ing line' traffic. So refined were the distinctions
drawn, and so vigilant the defense of competi
tion, that the segregation of these roads, the con
summation of the dream of an overland transcon
tinental route joining the two oceans, is said to
have turned on the potentiality of rfvalry for
through shipments that might be diverted by way
of New Orleans. All considerations of shortest
distance and direct route transportation were sub
merged in the unmerger, but are now to emerge
as vital to tle plan of government operation. The
dangers of throttling competition between the
Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific, or of im
proper diversion of .traffic through Union Pacific
control of the Central Pacific, have suddenly
vanished into thin air. We are to have not only
a through rail route from the Missouri river to
the Pacific coast under a single management, but
we are to have it under the same management as
that of all the other competing roads, north and
In the meantime, the segregation decisions
will make pleasant rainy-day reading for anti
quarians digging into ancient history.
Questionnaire a Confidential Document.
An order has just gone forth from the
provost marshal that answers to questions asked
of drafted men by the government shall not be
given to the public. This is right and should
have been so understood without the necessity
of a formal notice. Men are being called on to
give intimate personal information to the govern
ment for its own uses and this confidence should
be carefully respected by all. It is quite possible
-that in some cases the information may properly
be made public, but this will be for the higher
authorities to decide and not for the district
boards. Young men who are telling Uncle Sam
all about themselves are entitled to whatever pro
tection is needed to keep their private affairs from
being noised about. Secrecy on this point will
not injure the army service in any way and may
help some sensitive subjects of the draft to keep
their self-respect through not subjecting them to
needless humiliation. Contents of the question
naire should only be divulged when such publicity
will serve a good public purpose.
Land Tenure and Farm Tenantry.
A writer in one of the current magazines dis
cusses interestingly the relation between land
tenure and tenant farming in America. He finds
rather a gloomy prospect, with the only hope for
relief in such change as will break up the large
holdings and permit their distribution in small
parcels among men who now till the lands as
tenants or employes. Admitting the premise,
this writer's conclusion are logical, perhaps, yet
he fails to take into consideration another aspect
of the question.
Farming in America is no longer the sort of
venture that prevailed when Uncle Sam was giv
ing aw:iy quarter sections (of land that are now
selling around $100 and more per acre. Hope
and strength were about all the capital then re
quired to start life on a farm. Nowadays a very
considerable investment must be made, usually
in an amount beyond the reach of the average
man. The aggregation of farms into large hold
ings is one of the seemingly natural developments
of the agricultural industry. It is not especially
desirable that this should be so, and the tendency
may be checked in the manner suggested by the
writer referred to, by forbidding alienation of title
on part of the small holder. This invasion of
private rights, amounting to tying certain citizens
to the soil they occupy, approaches a more seri
ous assault against democracy than any yet pro
posed. The condition of the tenant farmer may be
much improved by reforms in other directions.
In some parts of the country these men are
shamefully exploited by landlords and others,
and surely deserve some relief. Abuses they now
endure, however, may easily be corrected through
other methods, while the question of land tenure
is left for further discussion. The whole problem
is one that must be faced in time, and even now
is pressing for attention in, some sections. It will
not be solved, though, by mere change in sys
tem of land tenure, for its roots go deeper than
rnerj ownership of the soil.
After the Horse Is Stolen.
Congress again is hurrying to lock the stable
after the horse has been stolen. All the diffi
culties in the way of getting an army ready for
the field are being exposed through investiga
tions, pursued in certain obvious instances to pro
vide a retreat for the men who deliberately de
layed action "to tickle the Germans" or for other
political reasons. Many of the folks now busily
poking at army officers for not being ready were
last year loudest in objecting to any sort of prep
aration. Demand for reasonable forehandedness
as voiced by The Bee even then criticized as "mili
tarism," and steps urged by prudence and expe
rience were blocked by designing men who now
want a scapegoat for their own blunders or, what
is worse, their culpable carelessness. The spectacle
recalls the similar experiences of 1898, of 1861,
and so on back, though it is even more discom
forting to think these unfortunate mistakes may
be repeated through the years to come, as our
people are always more willing to listen to the
soothing counsels of the procrastinators than to
the sharp words of him who warns of danger.
Democracy will be safe in this world only when
the people devoted to the ideals of democracy
are ready to defend themselves, and proper de
fense can be made only when the people keep in
condition to resist the aggression of democracy's
The sugar probe gains nothing in sweetness as
days go by, but what the country would like to
know is where the price will finally perch.
By Victor Roeeweter-
Ta tMAU at!
THE TURN OF THE YEAR has been a fruit
ful theme for philosophical musing. I re
produce here three poems, penned in years gone
by, which I feel sure will be particularly sugges
tive at this time, to say nothing of the interest
that attaches because of their authorship.
The first is inscribed on the opening page of
a diary which was kept by my father at the time
he was in the military telegraph service assigned
to the War department and was composed a few
hours before he sent over the wires to the com
manders in the field Abraham Lincoln's famous
The second is an obituary of the dying year,
written by Henry Dodge Estabrook, whose own
obituary was written this last week. The verses
were made while he was studying law at Wash
ington university in St. Louis and were sent home
to be printed in the Omaha High school paper,
of which he had been the editor. I shall have
something to say in- this column about Mr. Esta
book a little later.
The third is an apostrophe to the new year,
the year 1875, by the late Senator John M.
Thurston, abbreviated by the omission of a few
stanzas. This poem is also found in the high
school publication to which it was contributed,
and is proof that Mr. Thurston's poetic talents
were not newly acquired after his entrance into
By Edward Rosewater.
Written between 11:30 and midnight, Decem
ber 31, 1862.
We measure time by hours and days, by
months and years,
We measure life by. joys and pains, happi-
piness and tears.
And time and life they pass right on
Regardless of events they bring to man
"Another year ere many minutes pass,
Will close its history, mournful, alas!
The joys which it brought compared to the
Will make us feel glad it closes tomorrow 1
What are the changes of eighteen sixty-two?
I ask myself and find it is too true
That man is dust, to dust he will return,
And leave behind perhaps a few to mourn.
The graves are filled by patriotic sons,
The tears are shed by wives and little ones!
What treasures spent could purchase all the
From those who loved them? When will it
end, O God!
Then let us pray that eighteen sixty-three,
May once more bless this land of liberty
With peaceful homes 1 All strife may cease,
And crown our efforts with a blessed peace!
DEATH OF THE OLD YEAR.
By Henry D. Estabrook.
Writ-ten at St. Louis, January 7, 1875.
'Till noon of night, and the hungry wind
Howls like a wolf through the empty streets
Starving and seeking whate'er it can find,
Biting and killing whoever it meets.
Cold, cold the nightl The congealed stars
Like icicles hang from the roof oerhead;
The street light, crossing in fiery bars,
Like thin-imaged orbs their chill luster shed.
Daylight and darkness blended in one!
They from each other some element prog;
Nor night nor daylight; nor noon nor sun;
But mingled are each in a golden fog.
Awful the hour in its ghastly hush
Hushed save the voice of its cold winter
And whispers deep through the purple flush
Reveal the conclave of the sacred vasts.
An old man, bent 'neath his load of years,
His long locks whiter than the drifted snow,
His wan cheek stiffened with the frozen tears.
His thin hands clutched and his head bowed
Alone witli the night cringes close to the
Alone with the night where huge shadows
Alone with the night and its majestic sound
Alone with his God for the old man is dead!
THE NEW YEAR.
By John M. Thurston.
Written at Omaha, December, 1874.
Old Time, with ceaseless round comes bring
ing The dawning of the glad New Year,
And we, entranced, salute the ringing
Of morning bells, and join the singing
Of welcome cheer.
The Old Year's dead, and sadly dying
We heard Ah 1 Who can tell?
Perhaps the old man's frosty sighing
Across the waste of snow, outlying
The tolling bell.
The year now gone has brought us pleasure,
And many a happy, peaceful day;
Our garners filled with bounteous measure,
Our caskets stored with many a treasure
Of golden ray.
Here in our city, proud, uprising
Its glittering spires against the sky,
Our progress has been most surprising,
Our people earnest, enterprising,
Our fears passed by.
Our schools, those temples grand of learning,
Advancing upward on their way,
Have known no faltering or turning.
But kept their altars brightly burning.
And won the day.
And we, in this our first endeavor
To wield the magic press,
How have we turned the wondrous lever?
With well aimed power? oh, may we ever
Receive your answer "Yes."
And may this year, in its outgoing,
The same as when begun,
Leave City, School and Press all showing
So good a work, the Master, knowing,-
Shall say "Well Done."
People and Events
Charley Schwab's private car has gone into
cold storage for the war, along with a great num
ber of like limousines of the rail. War far be
hind the lines resembles a drizzle of knockout
Rev. Sam Seibert, pastor of a Holy Roller
church at Carmi, 111., rolled into a local jail for
mixing war time politics with his brand of re
ligion. An attempt to convert his hearers to
kaiserism precipitated an unexpected clerical
New York's public service commission whis
pered "Show me!" when the local electric light
company plead poverty as a reason for a rate
raise. Company managers meditated a while and
concluded the risk of a showdown was too great
at the present time, and the old rate stands.
One Year Ago Today In the War.
Berlin announced that Field Mar
shal .von Mackensen was In supreme
command of the forces operating in
Allies replied to German peace pro
posals with a direct negative, brand
ing the proposals as less an offer of
peace than a war maneuver.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
The Nebraska Savings Bank will
have a branch in South Omaha and
their sign Is up on the new building
at the corner of X and Twenty-fifth
The American Loan and Trust com
pany, which has hen located at Ash
land, Neb., for some time, has mcved
to Omaha. C. E. Allen arrived In the
city and will be at home to his friends
at the office of the company under vhe
United States National Bank.
On Monday next Fred Nash, general
agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul railroad, will hold a recep
tion in the new office of his company
in the Barker building.
C. N. Dietz, Frank Colpetzer and
family, and Mr. Guiou will start in a
few days over the Union Pacific on a
trip through California. '
Omaha Association No. 1, of the
National Association of Stationary
Engineers, met at their hall and
transacted business pertaining to
County Clerk Needham is kept busy
these days swearing in the lucky can
didates of the late elections.
Articles of incorporation of the
Bohemian Dramatic Literary and Mu
sical association were filed with the
county clerk. J. F. Fribyl is clerk
and Joseph F. Vasku.i Fred Slamak
and F. F. Mertz, are trustees.
This Day in History.
1819 John W. Geary, noted sol
dier and governor of Pennsylvania,
born in Westmoreland county, Pa.
Died at Hamburg, Pa., Feb. 8, 1873.
1830 Francis M. Drake, governor
of Iowa and founder of Drake uni
versity, born at Rushville, 111. Died
at Centerville, la., November 20, 1903.
1851 Louis Kossuth, the Hun
garian patriot, arrived in Washington
on the Invitation of congress.
1853 Treaty concluded for the
Gadsen purchase, by which the
United States acquired from Mexico
all her territory south of the Gila
1S54 The first American petroleum
company was Incorporated in New
1867 Fenians seized arms and am
munition In a gunsmith"! shop in
1897 General Sir Henry Havelock
Allen of the British army was killed
by Afridis on the Indian frontier.
1914 German aeroplanes raided
Dunkirk, killing 15 persons and
1915 Russians made furious at
tacks on the Austrian front in Galicia.
The Day Wc Celebrate.
Henry E. Maxwell, is celebrating
his 51st birthday today.
Rudyard Kipling, one of the most
popular of English writers, born in
Bombay (of English parentage), 52
years ago today.
Gooreg Sylvester Viereck, who
edited the New York German propa
gandist sheet, "The Fatherland," born
in Munich, Bavaria, 33 years ago to
day. Rachel Foster Avery, prominent
suffragist and reformer, born in Pitts
burgh, 59 years ago today.
Congressman John A. Key of Ohio,
chairman of the house committee on
pensions, born at Marion, O., 50 years
Simon Guggenheim, former United
States senator from Colorado, born in
Philadelphia, 50 years ago today.
William A. Lamed, former United
States national lawn tennis cham
pion, born-at Summit, N. J., 45 years
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
Memorial exercises will be held in
Chicago today for the 600 persons
who perished In the Iroquis theater
holocaust, which occurred on this date
The Jewish student bodies of the
principal universities and colleges of
the country will be represented B
delegates at the annual convention of
the Menorah Societies of America,
opening today In New York City.
Storyetto of the Day.
A gigantic private was brought be
fore his commanding officer one morn
ing, charged with being disorderly in
the public street.
"Who makes the charge?" asked
"I do, sir," replied a sergeant "I
wan in the town last night when 1
heard some one bellowing and roar
ing songs about 300 yards away. I
went to the spot and saw the prisoner,
Private Jones, singing at the top of
"And you could hear him 300 yards
awfty?" asked the colonel.
"Well, what have you to say, Pri
vate. Jones?" continued the colonel,
turning to the prisoner.
"Please, sir," said Private Jones,
"I was only 'umming!" London Mail.
HERE AND THERE.
The United States consumes more sweets
than any other in the world.
Persia has no distilleries, breweries or
drinking places, and the only intoxicating
beverage made use of is home made wine.
The jail at El Paso, Tex., has steel "son
parlors" in which prisoners may get fresh
air and sunshine without possibility of
It is estimated that the prison sentences
imposed on the people of AUace-Iorraine
since the war began for their loyalty to
France would total 6,000 years.
A front bicycle wheel, equipped with a
suitable handle and cyclbmeter, is now em
ployed in a number of national forests of
the west in measuring trails.
No nation, save the United States, ia so
economically self-sustaining or possesses
such a wealth of diversified scenery and
manifold resources aa Russia has.
Strong protest ia being made in South
Australia against the continued slaughter
of such rare birds as the ibis, the egret,
cranes and spoonbills to supply the demands
The voracious appetite of their son, who
is 12 years old and weighs 140 pounds,
forced Mrs. Jessie Bond to ask the New
York court of domestic relations for more
alimony from her former husband.
When Edward Merriain was drunk he liked
to see flames: So he aet more than 40
fires in Brooklyn during the last two years,
some of them imperiling many Uvea and
causing losaea as high as 1250.000.
A fine of $100 and costs was imposed in
Wilmington on Frank Brocinoski for having
forced an 8-year-old boy to drink a glass
of home made-whisky. As there mas no law
to fit the case, the prisoner was tried on a
charge of cruelty to children.
In Exodua iii, S, Palestine is described
as a land "flowing with milk and honey."
Bees are abundant even to the present day.
In the remote parts of the wilderness they
deposit their honey in the crevices of the
rocks and in hollow tr-
OUT, OF THE ORDINARY.
The British air board occupies nearly 600
rooms in the Hotel Cecil in London.
Three subscriptions of S5,000,000 each
were received for the recent Australian Lib
The head porter of a prominent New York j
hotel died recently and left an estate of
nearly $100,000 to his four daughters.
There is a volcanic peak In the South
American Andes which throws out dainty
morsels In the form of fish already fried.
In Japan cord serves every purpose of
fastening, so the people have no use for
buttons or for buckles or hooks end eyes.
The picturesque Colonel Mellish, who was
the Admiral Crichton of his day, once staked
$200,000 on a single throw of the dice and
Seventeen nations with an aggregate popu
lation of 1,814,000,000, are now arrayed in
war against Germany and its three allies,
with a population of 156,000.000.
The "Club' of Borrowed Time" is the name
of a soc'al organiiation in Chicago. It3
object is to cultivate youthfulness, and its
members are all septuagenarians.
In many places in Reforna, New Zealand,
which is the center of a volcania region, one
has only to push one's walking stick into
the ground a few inches and then remove
it to cause a jet of steam to be emitted.
An employe of the Buenos Ayres Great
Southern railway in Argentine boasts of a
record of 15 years of service, during which
time he has not take one hour's leave of ab
sence, and in addition to that he has put
in 7,600 hours overtime.
Ellensburg, Wash., has a new ordinance
which makes it unlawful for a physician.to
write or for a druggist to fill a prescrip
tion for more than four ounces of an alco
holic drink unless the prescription is O.
K'd. by a second physician and counter
signed by the mayor.
The world's largest candle was made for
an Italian cathedral in accordance with an
Innocent prisoner's vow that when his inno
cence was proven he would show his grati
tude in some extraordinary way. This
candle was 10 feet high, made entirely of
beeswax and cost $1,500. It measured eight
Inches in diameter and burned without once
being extinguished for two and a half years.
"Pid you hear of j-oor Tathoad'i mis
fortune?" "No; v. ha- it?" V
-He obse-vutt to Miss Oiilfti: 1 when 1 J
aw how she won at brMse that he woul
like to have her hand, ami now she's su
ing him for breach of promise." Balti
Hokus So he's in the diplomatic' service,
eh? Well, he is eminently fitted for iU
Fokus How so?
HokuF H. used to be stage manager of
an amateur -dramatic club. Life.
She They tell me. .Mr. Gibbs, that your
marriage was the result of love at first
Gibbs (with a sigh) That's true. Had I
been gifted with second sight I'd atlll be
in tho bachelor class Boston Transcript
Arthur was passing a day with his aunt.
"1 am goins to do sometbl.ig to vlease you
on your birthday," she said to tho little
boy," ' but first 1 want to ask tho teacher
how you behave i.t school."
"If you really want to do something to
please me, auntie," said the boy, "don't '
ask ho teacher." Lipplncott'e.
"Does Liraine look any different slnca
she and her husband have separated?"
"Yes, she wears her hair a la divorce."
'Tarted." Philadelphia Ledger.
Mrs. Flatbush I suppose you miss your
husband si.-ce he went to tho war?
.Mrs. Bensonhurat Oh, my. yes! It's been
so terribly quiet since he went away. Why,
mother hasn't had a soul to fight with since
he left. Ycl kers Statesman.
"Seems a woman can't wear a gown
more than three times with the same
crowd. My wife ia a splendid manager,
"Ignores that rule, does she?"
"No, but when the limit is reached ahe
breaks off with that crowd and starts in
with an entirely new aet." Louisville
SIGNPOSTS OF PROGRESS.
A mowing machine, to be attached to the
stern of a launch to clear waterways of
vegetable matter, is the invention of a
In 82 states there are 450 makers of au
tomobiles. Scattered over all the states
there are S25 manufacturers of automobile
parts and accessories.
"The messenger girl," for the first time
in the history of the government, has made
her appearance on tie government pay roll
at Washington as a result of the hortnge
of boys and men in the capital for that
Lumber workmen of Montana, Idaho and
eastern Washington are demanding food
served in porcelain dishes, and want Bpring
beds and mattresses, free hospital' service,
and a minimum wage of $5 a day.
The port of Belfast has an estate of over
2,000 acres, including docks, wharves and
shipyards. It is an outlet for most of the
goods manufactured in Ireland and a dis
tributing center for many of the country's
The fishing fleet landing fishery products
at Boston and Gloucester, Mass., and Port
land, Me., during September included 242
steam and sail vessels. The total for the
three ports during the month amounted to
633 trips, aggregating 16,977,222 pounds of
fresh and salted fish, having a value to the
fisherman of $965,674.
Cotton consumed in America! mills dur
ing the nomth of November, 1917, amounted
to 590,763 running bales, counting round
aa half bales, except foreign cotton, which
is in equivalent 600-pound bales, compared I
with 583,044 bales in November, 1910,
and for the four months ended November
80, the total was 2,278,181, compared with
2,219,767 bales in the corresponding period
From $100 and up to
make room to reduce in
ventory. We will Sell or
A PROPHETIC POEM.
(These lines were written by Herman
Hagedom, Jr., as the class poem of Harvard,
1907, and recently reprinted in the Boston
Post because of their peculiar appropriate
ness.) There's tramping of hoofs In the busy street.
There's clanking of sabers'on floor and
There's sound of restless, hurrying foet,
Of voices that whisper, of lips that en
treat Will they live, will they die, will they
strive, will they dare?
The houses aro garlanded, flags flutter
For a trooj) ot the Guard rides forth
Oh, the troopers will ride and their hearts
When It's shoulder to shoulder and
friend to friend
But It's some to the pinnacle, some to the
And some in tho glow of their strength to
And for all it's a fight to the tale's far
And it's each to his goal, nor turn nor
When the troop of the Guard rides forth
The dawn is upon us, tho pale light speeds
To the zenith with glamour and golden
On, up, Boot and saddle! give spurs to
There's a city beleaguered that cries for
With the pain of tho world In Its caver
Ours be tho triumph! Humanity calls!
Life's not a dream In the clover!
On to the walls, on to the walls.
On to the walls, and over!
AH the arrangements of a burial
service are carried'out in a digni
fied manner when our services are
enlisted. We possess a modern
equipment and each detail of the
ceremony is in the hands of a capa
N. P. SWANSON 1
Funeral Parlor, (Established 1888)
17th and Cuming Sta. Tel. Douglas 1060.
not new, but nearly so, at
prices and terms to suit
B . Kimball Piano in ebony. 125
Kimball Piano, Mahog.. 235
Hoape Piano in Walnut. 200
Hospe Piano in Mah. . , , 250
Cable Nelson, Mahogany 223
New England, Ebony... 135
A. B. Chase, Ebony.... 150
Emeraon Piano, Wal... 225
Werner Piano, Mah.... 165
Steger Piano, Ebony... 125
Hinze Piano, Mahogany. 225
Camp & Co., Walnut. . . 165
Schaeffer Piano, Mah.. 200
$10 takes onehome
A Little Weekly or
Monthly Pays for it
DO IT WOW
1513 Douglas St.
P. S. Some $20, $25 and
$30 Organs for Schools
'MIDST WAR AND. STRIFE
The Purpose and Principles of the
Woodmen of the World
Are FULLY ENDORSED
OUR OUTPUT is Admitted as VERY ESSENTIAL
As Evidenced by a Prosperous Year,
For Which We Are Deeply Grateful.
WE EXTEND HEARTY GOOD WISHES for a
BOUNTIFUL NEW YEAR TO OUR MEMBERS
W. A. FRASER, J. T. YATES,
Sovereign Commander. Sovereign Clerk
THE OMAHA BEE INFORMATION BUREAU
Washington, D C
Enclosed find a 2-cont stamp, for which you will please send me,
entirely free, "The Navy Calendar."
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