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THE BEE: OMAHA,' FRIDAY, JANUABT 1, 131S.
The Omaha Bee
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"Forget it" nd you, will please the editor of
the Omaha Hyphenated:
McAdoo ought to know what that tunnel un
der the Hudson river is good for. He built it.
Other announcement!' undoubtedly impend.
Let ui have them and end the suspense.
Give the devil hit due. The Turk was only
spectator at the Brest-Litovsk proceedings.
Parson Savidge says if we sleep more we'll
live longer, but what good is time spent in slumber?
Rifles by February and machine guns by July
are promised the army; At this rate we will
eventually be in the war right. ,
At any rate Judge Hamer gives the Nebraska
bar something to think about and it is not the
first time Re has achieved the feat.
Now that the war munitions bureau has been
reorganized, the country will expect it to show
little speed. Soldiers are waiting for guns. .
The kaiser's work at Brest-Litovsk was too
coarse even' for the trustful Bolsheviki, a sure
sign that it could not be accepted anywhere
' On one thing the Omaha Hyphenated has
been impeccably consistent., It has always op
posed anything like getting the country ready for
the future. .
1 The state superintendent has allowed another
appropriation to lapse; what was the money set
aside for, if the superintendent cannot tell when
or how to spend it? ' " I
"Tom1 Hall hints that taking over the rail
roads is all camouflage, but he had better wait
until he finds out what the president says to
congress on the topic".
It is "easy to believe the statement of an in
terned alien that he tried to '.join the United
States army, but he should realise that Is just
the last place he it wanted.
Local householders art about to enjoy the un
accustomed pleasure of drawing rebates from
coal dealers. This sort of reverse English comes
so seldom it is worthy of more than mere pass
A by-election in Milwaukee resulted in a de
feat for the Berger-ta Fotlette proteut combi
nation. -The successful candidate ran on an
"America first" platform and, although he was
, elected by but a small majority, it is proof that
Uncle Sam still has a following in Wisconsin.
Help from Boys and Girla. ' : r .
Reports from the state agricultural department
estimate4 the value 6f food exclusively produced
by the boys and girls of the state last year at
over, $100,000. This showing of service is proof
of how the sura of little things mounts up in the
aggregate. -; Individually, the garden patch, the
pig club or the little bunch of chickens raised did
not appear to be of importance, but altogether
the total is. eminently respectable Enlistment of
the young folks of the state in this form of use
fulness was one of the noteworthy features of
the great campaign for more food. " Their time
was not all given to the production of foodstuffs,
for some of the work they did was wholly pro
tective in its nature; for example, the gopher
clubs, in which energy was directed to the pur
suit of the destructive rodents. University au
thorities propose to extend, their activity on this
line, and to make. the present year even more
notable by the utilization of juvenile enthusiasm
hitherto allowed to run to waste. The benefit to
, the youngsters is of far more value than, the
actual worth of their crops.
, German Diplomacy Scores a Failure.
The astounding proposals made by the Ger
man commissioners at Brest-Litovsk as a basis
for separate peace with the Bolsheviki have had
the unexpected effect of stirring the Russian ex
tremists to a realization of their own danger. All
the outside world could see ahead of time the
waste of time involved in the conference, so far
as actual approach to lasting peace is concerned,
but it was not foreseen that the deluded follow
ers of Lenine and Trotzky would so quickly dis
cover the German purpose or so energetically
resent it That Trotzky himself has denounced
the betrayal of Poland, Lithuania, Courland and
Esthonia, along with other of the border prov
inces, merely marks him as an astute politician,
quick to see his own advantage. But it is sig
nificant that the masses who have given him his
prestige were first to really resent the German
. No hope that Russia will return as an active
factor in the war, but its passive part may be of
great importance. Unless Germany is ready to
make substantial concessions to the Bolsheviki,
the likelihood of real peace on that front be
comes extremely remote. This means that what
ever of military stores are available in Russia
will be withheld from German use, The great
est danger to the Allied cause from Russian de
fection was the opening up of a source of food
and other supplies to the central powers. Failure
to negotiate with the Bolsheviki will deprive the
kaiser of whatever chance he had of penetrating
the "bread basket of Russia."
Germany realizes the advantage about to slip
away and, will undoubtedly endeavor to renew
the parleys with hope of saving something by
soothing the Leninites. If the Allies can move
with anything of celerity it would seem they
now have an opportunity to 'undo much of the
work of the German propagandists and perhaps
preserve Russia as something of assistance, if
only by indirection, in the further prosecution
of the war.. At any rate the German failure at
Brest-Litovsk is as complete as any of the mili
tary campaigns so far conducted by the junker
war lords. . '
. Pressing the Chamberlin BUL
Advocates of military preparedness are clos
ing up ranks to support the Chamberlin bill for
universal military training. The measure is not
likely to pass congress in its present form, but
it seems to have sufficient backing to ensure its
final passage in a shape that will be of some
service to the end that its purpose will be of
service. Chief opposition to it arises from the
men who are responsible for our present predica
ment These have steadily obstructed every step
taken to get the country ready for its sternest un
dertaking. The Chamberlin measure does not con
template war as such, nor the continuation of
strife. It merely looks ahead to the proper train
ing of young men in the rudiments of military
requirements. It invades no right of citizenship,
subverts no principle of liberty. It will provide
that freemen have knowledge essential to the
defense of their freedom if ever it be jeopardized.
How inexpressibly foolish it is to urge that we
go on forever repeating costly blunders of all
past time, and yet in and out of congress are men
who insist that we continue in a course that
leads only to disaster. Experience should teach
us something and one of our most expensive
lessons hat been that we ought to prepare our
selves for self-defense. The voice of the pacifist
has been heeded in the past and has brought
only calamity. It is time that reason be given
sway in America, and that no more unarmed,
half-clad armies be 'called into the field in this
' ' Reed Law and the Bootleggers.
The attorney general of Nebraska shifts a
portion of responsibility .for the maintenance of
prohibition in the atate to the federal authorities,
calling, the district attorney's attention to tne
Reed amendment,, and .suggesting that . he get
busy on its enforcement The, existence of an
organized gang of liquor smugglers is alleged by
the attorney genera!, something that has been
rumored for many weeks, but the actual ex
istence of which has not yet been fully demon
stated. It is well known that the illicit business
is sufficiently lucrative to lure many into it, the
one who escapes detection ' finding in his profit 1
compensation for the risk assumed. The real
test of the prohibition law lies in its enforcement,
State authorities apparently are doing their ut
most, repression of the traffic in Omaha giving
evidence of this. If federal aid is needed to make
Nebraska really dry, then Brother-in-Law
"Tommy" Allen will have to tome out of his
somnolence and do something. In any event it
is easy to see the democrats are. not in entire
agreement on the point, and that Willis Reed
does not propose to assume all the blame aad
criticism that is going around. i
Congress will get word from the president to
day as to what is tfo be done about the railroads,
and then the question will be open for general
debate. We will soon know who is to be the
new conductor. J ,
Prices put on cornmeal by state millers lift
that food up among the aristocrats like bacon
and eggs. Homely dishes of pioneer days might
now attract the attention even of Lncullus' cook.
Obstacles Overcome In Gathering War News
What is Being Accomplished for Readers of American
Newspapers Really Wonderful Under the Conditions
Few readers of newspapers have any idea
of the difficulties encountered in gathering and
printing news during the trying period of the
war. Yet what the news agencies' have ac
complished since August 4, 1914, is little
less than amazing, when all the handicaps are
considered the trouble in transmitting to
cable stations, the endless censorships, and
the congestion on all the telegraph lines. The
public takes it for granted that the news
will be supplied twice a day, with regularity
and certainty,' and seldom gives a thought
to the many men who have been collecting
it, some at the risk of their lives. The very
evenness and trustworthiness of the Asso
ciated Press service, for instance, make
against full recognition. It is possible that
if the service were not so good those re
sponsible for it would be praised oftener.
Particularly satisfactory, on the whole,
has been the service from Russia since, the
revolution. - The news of the czar's fall first
came by way of Berlin, but it was speedily
followed by detailed accounts from Petro
grad; and since then, despite the turmoil,
there has been excellent reporting of all im
portant events, with the exception of the
trial of the former war minister, Soukhom
linoff. The negotiations at Brest-Litovsk
have been covered remarkably well. Often
when a correspondent seems to fail on a
given piece of news, the fault is not his. It
is by no means certain, when a dispatch is
filed, that it will reach its destination intact.
A censor may take out an important pas
sage, while the crowding of the cable may
mean a delay so long as to render the tele
gram obsolete. No correspondent has any
certainty when his dispatch will be published.
Delays of 10 and 12 hours and longer are
frequent; of two dispatches filed simul
taneously, one may go straight through and
the other be held up. Even when they ar
rive in New York the troubles of the news
services are not over, for no one can tell
how overburdened the local telegraph lines
may be. Thus a dispatch which comes in
time for the New York papers often fails to
reach western cities in time for the corre
sponding edition for, after being edited on
arrival, it may have to be sent to no less
than 1,000 newspapers all over the country.
Nor are the difficulties of news-gathering
confined to the actual physical limitations
and the censorship. It is harder than ever to
get public men to talk, or to give their views
for expression indirectly. So much is at
stake that few are willing to take chances.
Hence a greater reliance upon such phrases
as "it is said in official circles." "it is the
opinion among high officials," "it is believed
in the War department. 1 his device is
deemed essential in order to give the country
an impression of what the government offi
cials are thinking. Most Washington corre
spondents would say that if this form of ex
pression were denied them they could hardly
do their work. Such personal phrases as "I
believe," "it is my opinion" would naturally
not carry the same weight In the case of
the Associated Press this latter form of stat
ing a fact or an opinion is barred out. On
the other hand, the use of the Washington
"camouflage" is not without dangers. An
unscrupulous or careless correspondent can
mask himself behind "it is understood by
high oflifcials" when the opinion is really his
own; and an official who wishes to use- a
press service for a "trial balloon" can suc
cessfully hide his identity and responsibility,
. Nearly every time that news has come of
an impending German statement about peace,
there has appeared a dispafth from Washing
ton throwing on it cold water, on tne autn
ority of anonymous officials. They may be
Secretary Lansing or Mr. Polk or some third
or fourth-rank subordinates. We have no
doubt that the Associated Press has in these
cases properly recorded official opinion, but
plainly the dividing line between such re
porting and being used to diffuse a given im
pression for a set purpose might easily be
overlooked. Yet every press agency would
do everything in its power to avoid being
used for any purpose not openly stated. The
only exception would be such a case as that
which occurred during the Spanish war,
when the newspapers were asked to print the
announcement that an American fleet was
going to Spain. It was not intended to send
it, but the government desired to try out the
effect of such an announcement upon Spanish
public opinion, and the press co-operated in
this ruse de guerre. It would be most un
fortunate for the reputation of a news serv
ice if it should appear that it had been unwit
tingly misled by a group of officials. Both
correspondents and press associations are
loyally desirous of serving the government;
but there is danger that what would ordinarily
not be permitted to pass, as striking at the
integrity of the service, may be printed in
war time, although strict loyalty to the
third party, the reading public, might dictate
a different course.
Every news agency endeavors to keep edi
torial expressions of opinion out of the dis
patches, yet they will stip in. For "instance,
the Associated Press, in a dispatch from
Washington, said of the expected Christmas
German peace terms that they "must be ap
praised only at their face value." It stated
that they were like those out last summer,
at which time, it asserted, "they were de
nounced as having been written purely for
political purposes." Had these phrases been
covered by the formula, "it was the opinion
in Washington today," they would have been
less objectionable; as it was, they were open
to the suspicion of being pure propaganda
put out for the purpose of prejudicing in ad
vance the American mind against any Qer
man peace proposals. Whether this would
have been proper for government officials
there will be two opinions, but there can be
no doubt that the Associated Press violated
its own admirable rules in thus carrying an
anonymous expression of opinion. The case
merely illustrates afresh the difficulty of
collecting and writing news impartially.-
New York Evening Post
How Nationalities Are Mixed by War
Echoes of Likes and Dislikes, Some Gay, Some Grave
A correspondent of the New York Post,
writing from Paris, describes "one wonder
of the war" to be the mix-up of nationalities
on the various fronts and in prison camps.
He says; It is a composition of human
forces, very uneven- nad unequal among
themselves. It is only from their deliberate
acting together that victory can result One
who anthers no war talk along the different
fronts and at the rear finds many echoes of
national likes and dislikes, and some are
grave and some are gay. To those I have
noted down no more importance should be
given than to any other show of human na
tureof which all of as have a great deal.
I find that it is a common notion that. the
En dish mix better with the French than with
the Belgians, particularly Flemings, and that
Americans get on better with tne frencn
than with the English. This must be taken
with a grain of the salt of human nature. One
of the slight compensations of this war so,
deadly to humanity is here. All these my
riads of men of differing nationalities, by
rubbing shoulders with each other, are get
ting an education in humanity. I hear the
same effect is making itself felt at the new
front, where Italians have to fight along with
the French and English, and sooner or later
Those who have had the opportunity of
observing the German and Austrian prison
ers in France know that much more serious
and surprising divergences exist ; among
them. It is regularly necessary to keep Prus
sians and Bavarians separate. More than
once there has been a fight to a fatal nnisn.
Curiously enough, they do not always seem
to understand each other's German. A Prus
sian under-officer was in charge of a few fel
low prisoners, and was trying to make a Ba
varian understand that he should bring back
certain pots or pans. At last, in an explosion
of wrath at his failure, he yelled, "Toot sveet
retoorl" This is simply French, "toute suite
retour," meaning "bring back right awayl"
He had not been understood in German
perhaps he was a high brow and gave uni
versity talk to the Bavarian peasant but he
was understood now after, both had been
schooled in war talk. .
On a MI overlooking' the river near
Bordeaux I saw a similar division among
Austrian prisoners. Some belonged to the
choice regiment of "Franz Josefs," wearing
side whiskers trimmed in imitation of the
old emperor. -They were allowed to culti
vate, in their many leisure hours, little
patches of ground where they raised vegeta
KUa far their own eonsumntion. The Aus
trian Roumanian orisoners that is. soldiers
that came from the Roumanian or Transylva-
nian province of Hungary nad to De Kept
separate from the rest I hear that this has
to be done also between Hungarians and
Austrians and among both for the Czechs.
One of the latter said in a low tone and in
good American as I passed by their section,
"I was -in Chicago before the war, and I
wish I was there nowl"
An American who has been , with the
Canadian troops from their first fighting ex
plains to me that Belgian ways are too dif
ferent from English ways for the men to get
on well together. He thought the Flemish
language, which sounds like German, ag
gravated the difference. The communiques
show that French artillery, has been brought
into line near Dixmude, where .the French
marines fought and died in the early part of
the war. There they are still ankle or knee
or waist deep in the wintry mud. I have
asked one of these cannoneers how his Com
rades get on with their new neighbors. He
answers cheerily: "First rate Belgians to
left and English to right!"
My own experience during a residence 40
years ago is that the Belgian people are of
unbounded hospitality and particularly anx
ious that foreigners should follow their own
ways while they follow theirs. This is not
always the case with the English nor even
with the French, who, as the latter them
selves confess, are stiff-collared. Here and
now, all have to fight together lest the com
mon foe should prevent any of them ever
following their own ways any more.
I am far from 'maintaining that this war
is a melting pot for all nationalities taking
part in it America claims to be that in
peace but, among th allies, at least, it is
quite plain that soldiers and officers are be
ing leveled into a vast community of
thought and feeling which ought to help
immensely toward the promised society of
People and Events
'Arrangements announced for the June
meeting of the American Medical associa
tion in Chicago omit the name of Mayor
Thompson as a welcoming speaker. Gov
ernor Lowden will do the honors. The doc
tors, it is said, quite generally advised the
committee they would not listen to a fifty
fifty patriot, and Big Bill's name was striken
from the slate.
Meantime the revenue cutter Acushnet
rushed to the aid of the barge, now adrift
in the storm and helpless. The "barge was
soon located, but in the meantime the storm
had become so severe that the Acushnet
could do nothing but stand by. The force of
the wind may be gauged from the fact that
it was found impossible to shoot a line from
a gun over the distance of SO feet which
separated the two vessels. Nevertheless the
cutter stood by until the storm moderated,
got a hawser on the barge, sjid after losing
and recovering, the prize,, finally brought it
to port. ' '
1 TODAY I
One Tear Ago Today ta the War.
Portuguese, officers arrived on the
' Russians attacked In force near
Frledrichatadt, south of Riga, ; and
Statesmen and military heads of the
allied countries gathered In Rome for
a general war council.
The Day We Celebrate.
Charles H. Gratton, of the Pacific
Storage and Warehouse - company,
born 1159. '
.Raymond Du Pur. president of the
Virginian railway, bora In Pittsburgh
KB vears sjro. '
Rev. Frank if. Bristol, bishop of
the Methodist Episcopal church, born
la Orleans county, N. T4 IT years
Patrick J. Livingstone, former ma
jor league player, last season manager
or tne Milwaukee ease nan ciud, oora
In Cleveland, 17 yeara ago.
This Day fa History.
lTlf Rev. Aajroa Burr, virtual
founder of Princeton college, and fa
ther of Aaron Burr, vice president of
the United States, bora at Fairfield,
Conn. Died at Princeton, N. Sep
tember 24. 1TST.
Ills Two thousand five hundred
Kentucky militia reached New. Or
leans to reinforce General Jackson.
. - 1158 People of Kansas voted
against adopting the Lecompton constitution.
Just SO Years Ago Today
At an entertainment given In Ma
sonic hall by the Hebrew Toung
Men's association, a recitation was
rendered by H. Rosenberry. Mr. O.
Frits rendered an excellent cornet
solo, Mr. Friedman read aa essay, Mr.
H. Ehler played a flute solo, and Rab
bi Benson closed with pleasant re
marks. A meeting of the Longfellow's
Chautauqua literary and' scientific
circle was held at the residence of
Rev. Clendenning, pastor of the South
Tenth street Methodist church.
At Trinity parsonage, Mr. Harvey
Long was married to Miss Hattle
Byarlay, Rev. House officiating. Both
bride and bridegroom are compositors
on The Bee.
Mrs. Mary McCarty gave a recep
tion in honor of the recent marriage
of her son, John Shannon, to Miss
Sadie McGavock. About 6 ft guests
Dr Gaibraith left for David City
on professional business.
Twice Told Tales
"People take a peculiar Interest in
"Yes,' rejoined Miss Cayenne.
"Everybody can tell you that Solo
mon had numerous wives, but very
few eaa recite any of his wonderful
proverbs." Washington Star.
The Airy Fairy.
Sergeant (drilling awkward squad):
"Company! Attention company, lift
up your left leg and hold it straight
out in front of you."
One of the squad held up his right
leg by mistake. This brought his
rtghthand companion's left leg and
his own right leg close together. The
officer, seeing this, exclaimed angrily:
"And who Is that fellow over there
holding, up both legs? "Chicago
News. ; , ' ''--
Ground for Exemption,
The teacher was giving the school
a little lecture on good conduct
Avoid criticising." she said. "Don't
make a practice of finding fault with
other people, or picking flaws la what
they say or do." .
: "Teacher," spoke up a little boy,
"that's the way my father makes his
"You surprise me, Frank! What is
your father's occupation?"
"He's a proofreader, ma'am." The
"Well, Frank." she replied. "I make
an exception In the case of your fa
ther." New York Post
Brooklyn Eagle: The President
may be criticised for making his son-in-law
work, but there is many a father-in-law
envying him his success.
Philadelphia Record: It isn't
wholly because of a chilly reception
that some people are all wrapped up
Washington Post: W. J. Bryan not
only approves of the taking over of
Niagara Falls, but looks forward
hopefully to the full government own
ership of water everywhere.
' Louisville Courier-Journal: Free
lunch has vanished and now Christ
mas eggnog and Tom and Jerry dis
appear from the bars. Stripped of
many of its blandishments the Amer
ican bar becomes less the poor man's
club than the man's poor club.
, Brooklyn Eagle: Every railroad
president is now a clerk working for
his uncle. That puts most of them
back where they started from and
they were ever fond of telling how
much pep they had when they were
Philadelphia Ledger: There Is
nothing surprising in the news of the
pillage of the part of Italy In the
hands of the invaders. The carrying
away of works of art Is one of the
methods of making war a good busi
Minneapolis Tribune: The War de
partment sent S00 .drafted men to
Raritan. New Jersey, to a cantonment
that does not exist!, The president
because of his particular familiarity
with tht geography of New Jersey,
should furnish Secretary Baker with
an up-to-date man of that sta''
Here and There
The present year will mark the 78th
anniversary of the death of Francis
Scott Key. the author of "The Star
Spangled Banner.", .
Since the beginning of the war
Great Britain has granted more than
90,000 pensions to the mothers of un
married soldiers killed in action.
That blisters can actually be pro
duced on the skin by means of
hypnotic suggestion alone is the claim
made by an eminent English surgeon.
The Moors, like the Turks and most
other Orientals, are more solicitous as
to the number of pounds which their
brides weigh than about the stock
of accomplishments they possess.
Throughout Morocco there are vil
lages where the elder. members of the
adult population follow professionally
the pursuit of fattening young ladies
for the matrimonial market t
Alnsworth . , Star-Journal: , The
Hitchcock democrats do not want
Lieutenant Edgar Howard to become
governor, the latter does not want to
be governor, but wants to be United
States senator. Keith Neville would
like to be colonel of the Seventh regi
ment and would if Hitchcock and Sir
Arthur Mullen would permit it
Neither state officer eaa help the sit
uation any, except that Neville and
Howard both resign, so as to give
Howard a short chance at the chief
executive's seat Mr. Howard will no
doubt; run for the senate, regardless
of what Hitchcock and Mullen do.
When Chriatiime Nilseon Sang.
Omaha. Jan. J. To tne isaiior o.
The Bee: Just U years ago this eve-
( . v. XtnvA niter house.
wnich was tnsn locaiea i
and Farnam streets, where the Ne
braska Clothing . store now stands,
Madame Christinne Nilsson (world s
greatest songstress at that time), gave
a concert. Several little kids besides
myself planked down our little dollars
for seats way up in - peanm iw".
A man by the name of Kelly was door j
keeper. All the seats downstairs and
the boxes were occupiea py Pru",',m0;
Citizens, it Was "Some concert, o.
was the topnotcher of all songbirds.
For an en?ore she sang, "Way Down
Upon the Suwanee River."
WILLIAM A. BOWMAN.
Opposed to Mr. Roosevelt
Newark, Neb., Jan, 2. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: I have been a reader
of the Bee for years, and find , it a
great newspaper, very just ana pa
trlntlft In Its views, but occasionally I
And something in the Letter Box that
differs from me in the largest sense
and one of these is the idea of having
Mr. Roosevelt as secretary or war. -I
don't believe anyone in thls coun
try doubts Mr. Roosevelt's patriotism
and I think this will work the same
wav with Mr. Baker, whom I think
has done a very rood 1ob during the
time that he has filled this office of
secretary of war. The senate com
mittee has been probing this matter
for sometime in the past and nave
found nothing that I can see that
works very directly against him.
Mr. Baker has been at the head of
the War department understands tne
working of the department and there
is perfect harmony between the secre
tary and the president What would
come up between the president and
Mr. Roosevelt we cannot say. I firm
ly believe that in a case of this kind
politics should be left out so let us
leave it out and let Mr, Baker Keep
It might have been alright to have
sent Mr. Roosevelt to France, but not
to have commanded all the forces of
the country. We want men there that
are able, such as we have over there.
We are fighting a good fight for
humanity and let us not hamper the
work by nutting some one on the Job
who is not familiar with what has
been taking place in preparing for
the war and what happened before
war was declared. I think Mr. Roose
velt makes a good citizen and much
better than he would as secretary of
war, VERNG. BINDERUP.
Tony Buechler, Stand Up.
Grand Island, Neb., Jan. 2. To the
Editor of The Bee: During my re
cent task as chairman of Grand
Island City, for the Hall county Red
Cross membership drive, I have had
occasion to realize, more clearly than
ever before, the great work the press
ia doing, toward supporting our gov
ernment and all of its varied require
ments in the prosecution of the war.
And I have wondered If, throughout
the state, individual citizens are suf
ficiently appreciating this work.
I accepted the city chairmanship on
Friday before the Monday on which
the drive begin. The editor of the
Independent our dally newspaper, at
once practically gave me the keys to
the columns of his paper by declaring
that I should consider myself free to
ask for any service the paper might
render it free. On Saturday evening
an organization meeting for Sunday
afternoon was well advertised. On
Monday evening through the editor's
own publicity contributions, the pa
per's illustrations, and the featuring
of every item I suggested, the "drive5
was the thing in which everyone was
Interested, and all of our workers
were not only on their metal them
selves, but found a fertile field with
but few stony places. At the close of
the campaign we had Grand Island
enlisted to the extent of more than 60
per cent of its total population.
We of Grand Island believe we
have one of the most enterprising and
of all the smaller cities of the state.
But I also believe, from what I have
observed, that in many other cities of
the state the publishers of newspapers
are doing more than their bit
Do those of us who divide the work
of these various war committees suf
ficiently appreciate the fact that in
our several committees the newspaper
man participates, more or less, in all
of them? DAVID KAUFMANN,
President Commercial Club.
"Who is that fellow critlctitag th gov
"I don't know, bet I can men. - Hc'i one
of two elauei."
"What are thoyr
"Klthor he's pro-German or no's s loyal
American whose pet Kheme wasn't adopted
by the War department" Plttabursh Poit.
"Have yon any renluaea In thti town?
"I don't recall but one Just bow." , '
'Poet, painter or musician T"
No. He's a chap who contrives to stay
Illuminated week In and week out despite
the tact that this town Is dry." Birming
"How. strante It Is." murmured the
Cheerful Idiot, "that the children ot these
miners are like the trios t precious and ex
pensive of flowers." "
"What do you mean?'' asked the Prac
tical Orouch. "How can they be?"
"Well," answered the Cheerful Idiot, a
bit apolosetically, "you know, they are ore
kids." Washington Star.
"What did the landlord say when you
told him you would leave if the Janitor
didn't give you more heatf"
"Didn't seem to worry him. In fact, he
suggested another location where I would
set all the heat I wanted and then some."
"Batr pardon, sir. Do you wish a war
breakfast T i
I don't care what you bring me." said
the disappointed man. 'I was out all last
night and a war breakfast couldn't look
worse to me than any other kind Birming
Oromp That confounded doctor charged
rae ti for telling me there was nothing
the matter with me. j
Mrs. Grump Outrageous!
Crump Tes; If he had discovered some
dangeorus symptoms I shouldn't have mind
ed it In the least Boston Transcript
' "We . started housekeeping on SIS a
"If you were to try' that now Ma, you
and Fa would starve to death before your
honeymoon was over." Detroit Free Press.
THE NEW YEAR 1918.
Minna Irving In Leslie's. ,
Knee-deep In the snows the Old Tear goes
In a khaki uniform, j
With a sword and a gun and a blanket-roll.
And a tent to keep him warm.
The muslo of bells o'er- hills and dells
In silvery cadence floats.
With the stirring sounds of the fife and
And the bugle's martial notes.
A motor hum. and the New Tear comes.
A gtrl in overalls, j
With a . bag of tools and ,
As the factory whistle calls
For woman will sow and reap and hoe.
And drive the ships and ears.
And turn the wheels ot the mill that man
m stripes and stars.
Cough pearly Gone
in 24 Uours
Thai's the asset STperieaee wttft
(his aenae made resueoy, usjsp
urns vw u, , .
Anyone who tries this pleasant tasf
ing ' home-made cousrh syrup, will
quickly understand why it is used in
more homes in the United . States and
Canada than any other cough, remedy
The war it takes hold of an obstinate)
cough, giving immediate relief, will make)
you regret that yon never tried it be
fore. It is a truly dependable coughi
remedy that should be kept handy m "
every home, to use at the first sip of a,
cough during the night or day time.
Any druggist can supply yon witb)
2ty ounces of Pinex (60 cents worth)'.
Pour this into a pint bottle and fill tha
bottle with plain granulated sugac
syrup. The total eost is about 5 eenta
and vou have a full pint of the moss)
effective remedy you ever-used.
The quick, lastine relief you get front
this excellent-cough syrun will really
surprise you. It promptly heals tha
inflamed membranes that line the throati
and air passages, stops the annoying
throat tickle, loosens the phlegm, and
soon your cough stops entirely. Bpten
did for bronchitis, croup.- whooping wughj
and bronchial asthma. i
Finex is a highly concentrated aonw
pound of Norway pine xtract, and is)
famous the world over for its healing
effect on the membranes.
To avoid digarpointnent isk for HVJ
ounces of Pin.-x" with full directions
and don't accent anything else. A guar
antes of absolute satisfaction or money
promrtly refunded rocs with ihis rep4
aration, The fiftex. Co., & Wayne,
art IMitS; A M Isatltaa
Ssaaasael , CS LSI
HsjtMnt Drtod-MschbM Pacaed
Ask Year Oroeer Fol
HNE FOR RHEUMATISM!
Musterole Loosens Up Those
Stiff Joints-Drives Oct Rua
YouU know why thousands me lfat
terole once yon experience tbe glad xe
lief it givea. '
Get a jar at once from the nearest
drugstore. It is a dean, white ointment,
made with the oil of mustaTd. Better
than mustard plaster and does not
blister, firings ease and comfort while
it is being rubbed onl
Mosterole is xtoctaaeaaea by tnany
doctors and tuirses. Millions of jars are
used annually for bronchitis, croup stiff
neck, asthma, cenratgja, pleurisy, rheu
matism, lumbago, pains aad aches of the
back or Joints, sprains, sore muscles,
bruises, chilblains, frosted feet, colds of
the chest (it often prevents pneumonia).
30c and 60c jars; hospital sue &5Q
DARBER GIVES RECIPE
FOR GRAY IIAIR
... ; ' saBjsssssssss
Tells How to Make a Homs-Madt
; Gray Hair Remedy.
Mr. A. E. O'Brien, who has been a
barber in New York City for many
years, made the following- statement:
"Gray, streaked or faded hair can be
immediately made black, brown or
light brown, whichever shade you de
sire, by the nse of the. following rem"'
edy that you can make at home:
"Merely get a small box of Orle
powder at any drug store. It costs
only 25 cents and no extras to buy.
Dissolve it in one ounce of water and
comb it through the hair. Full direct
tions for use come in each box.
"You need not hesitate to use OrleM
as a $100 gold bond comes in each
box guaranteeing the user that Orle
powder ddes not contain silver, lead,
zinc, sulphur, mercury, aniline, coaw
tar products or their derivatives.
"It does not rub off, is not sticky
or gummy and leaves the hair fluffy.
It will make a gray-haired person look
twenty years younger." Adv.
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It Is unnecessary for you to suffer withv
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Zemo Is a wonderful, penetrating, duW
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