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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JANUARY 6, 1918.
The Omaha Bee
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Address eomnranleatlaei relsttaf to Dewt and editorial Bitter to
Onaba Bee, auditorial Uepanmant
' DECEMBER CIRCULATION
59,541 Daily Sunday, 51,987
Subscribers leaving ta city should bar The Ba mailed
te them. Address changed aa often aa rejueetL
Save the food and iwat the kaiser.
"Skinning the soldier may help the petty
grafter, but it is poor patriotism.
One delivery a day will enable housewives to
establish better business methods at home.
Cutting red tape will speed up war work, but
recklessness is almostas dangerous as delay.
The weather man promises to be good for
another week. This will be all right if he only
redeems his promise.'
A lot of folks wilt wonder why they are re
Quired to pay as ntuch for cornmeal as for wheat
flour. This is another of war's mysteries.
Control' of the railroads after the war may
well be left until that time is reached. What we
need now is more action and less debate.
Everybody in the army has an overcoat now,
reports the secretary of war. None too soon
to set about getting the boys supplied with sum
mer garments. J ,
Tfiose alien voters were here in 1916, but the
owner of the Omaha Hyphenated needed them
in his business then. "Circumstances" certainly
do alter cases. . .
General Pershing, it seems, is running the
army in Europe. Now if we could just get
somebody at the head of it at home we might
make some real progress.
Chicago scents huge profits to someone in milk
prices and proposes a probe to find out who is
getting the money. A lot of regulation will be
needed before everybody is satisfied, .,'
Chancellor Hertling is slated to follow his
predecessors, the penalty for failure to hoodwink
the Bolshevik!. "Shirtsleeve", diplomacy is dan
gerous for those not accustomed to its practice.
V 4 - - ; - ,
Herbert Hoover may be induced to stop over
in Omaha on his way to Denver. It will be a
good idea for the food administrator to spend a
few hours in the region where most of the food
of the nation is produced.
Germany's diplomatic apparatus seems to have
broken down quite as abruptly as its war ma
chine. When all the world is watching closely
it Is i pretty hard even for a Potsdam experf to
deal from the bottom of the deck.
Task Ahead of Us Not Easy.
Americans should not be misled into unwar
ranted security by talk of Germany's impending
collapse. No more dangerous or insidious form
of propaganda is possible than this. Good men
and women, full of seal and devotion, daily add
to the effect of the debilitating influence through
repeating a belief, born of hope, that the war
is 'sear an end. These should cease to delude
themselves. Hope and desire for an early con
clusion of hostilities is natural and common to
all, but nothing exists to justify a belief in such
a consummation. It is to the advantage of Ger
many to disarm Americans in every possible way
and one of the easiest ways is to continually
spread reports of impending disaster, of politi
cal revolt and similar rumors that suggest the
possibijity of approach to, peace. Our people
may be assured that the kaiser does not intend
to surrender until beaten; peace by negotiation is
a remote possibility and the German nation never
was more united than now. ' Austria, desirous
of peace, has no thought of accepting defeat and
surrendering now. This means,, that the big
job before us is not easy; our government will
require the sacrificing support of all its patri
otic citizens for many weary days yet to come.
We will win the war, but it will be no holiday
Our Own Cabinet Crisis.
Americans have been too intent on watching
the changes in war cabinets abroad to give very
close heed to developments at home, yet a dis
tinct and growing impression is that something
in the nature of a real crisis now confronts Mr.
Wilson. Inquiries by congressional committees
have brought out clearly enough that our prog
ress in the way of war preparations has not been
at all satisfactory; we have not gone as far as
we well might, had a little more energy been ap
plied, and responsibility for this is being brought
directly home to the president' and his cabinet.
Too much red tape, too much attention to bu
reau detail and precedent and a deplorable jeal
ousy between bureaus are the causes assigned
for our failure. '
No question is made of the honesty, the sin
cerity or the clean patriotism of any of MrTWil
son's cabinet officers, but their capabilities are
questioned. Mr. Baker courageously assumes
any blame that may attach to the army bureaus
because of manifest failures to carry out a defi
nite program along efficient lines, but this does
not alter the fact that if he had been as effective
as he is fair he might have foreseen the way af
fairs were going and by energetic action have
altered their direction, averting some of the blun
dering that has delayed us so embarrassingly. In
the same way Mr. Daniels might have helped.
He witnessed the continued bickerings between
the two branches of the shipping board and so
far as is disclosed did nothing to check the quar
rels. Now it is alleged that Mr. Gregory has
been slow in acting, although he was vehement
in denouncing the German spy system in America.
OtheY cabinet officers are under similar, criti
cism and it does not arise from partisanship, but
from an earnest desire to win the war.
Mr. Wilson has had splendid support from
the American people, of all parties. He owes
it to them, if not to himself, to give them in
return an organized government in which they
have full confidence. This he has not done, and
it is doubtful if he can much longer support
through his own personality the accumulating
load of mistakes due to incompetence of his
, Coming of the Comet.
Some little grain of comfort may be extracted
from the announcement that Encke's comet has
again appeared. This little wanderer in space
is of slight consequence, when bulk and range
are contemplated, but it has a distinct value for
other, reasons. . One of these is its determined
periodicity, it being so precise in its habits that
it may almost be adopted as a regulator for side
real movements. Its period i about l,J200.days,
or -a little more than three and a third years,
while its orbit is wholly within our own solar
system, making it a member of the same family,
so to speak. Nothing of portent any longer at
taches to its swing around the sun, although it
was once supposed to herald momentous events.
At Constantinople 500 years ago an official prayer
was amended by adding the phrase: "God save
us from the devil, the Turk and the comet."
Significance now is found in the fact that in the
midst of war astronomers proceed in the orderly
observation of heavenly phenomena, and record
movements of stars and their companions with
unconcern as to the unseemly carrying on of their
fellowmen. Immersed in contemplation of the
wonders of creation as revealed in the firmament
above," the astronomer more than any realizes
how' futile is man's uttermost effort compared
with the processes of God, and to him the return
of Encke's comet is a proof that the eternal . law
still operates, regardless of the cannon's roar.
Winning Against the U-Boat.
The; report of British shipping lost because of
U-boat attacks shows an increase for the week,
but with it comes the statement that the cam
paign against the U-boat has reached a far more
satisfactory stage. For tne first time the allies
have definite knowledge that they are destroying
the submarines faster than Germany can produce
them, while the loss to shipping just about bal
ances production. This necessarily means a
diminution of the danger, and is the point sought
ever since the unrestricted use of the submarine
was declared last February. It does not mean
that the battle is over.
Sir Erie, Geddes, first lord of the admiralty,
reporting to the House of Commons last month,
frankly declared the situation to be grave in all
its aspects, and that nothing existed to warrant
any let-up-in vigilance or slacking of work in
the shipyards. On the contrary, he called for a
still greater production in tonnage. The British
shipbuilders are facing a serious shortage in man
power, and the government is doing its utmost
to provide the labor needed. Up to the present,
according to Sir Eric, the output has just about
equaled the losses, but it is now possible to show
some gain on the production side.
j The allies are looking to 'America to supply
the' ships that will turn the balance. Our build
ing program, which has been seriously inter
fered with by internal friction, is now said to
be well under way, and many "fabricated" ves
sels are nearly ready to launch. Good reason ex
ists for saying that the late spring will find the
output of shipping far in excess of losses, and
with U-boat destruction going on ahead of pro
duction, the failure of the "terror" at sea is made
When Henry D. Estabrook Wrote for The Bee
His Own Account of a Short Service as City Editor
It was my Intention, aa indicated last
week, to say something more about Um
late Henry Dodge Estabrook, but, having
already paid a tribute to his memory in
an editorial obituary, I believe my read
en will find this space better utilized by
giving here the article written by Mr. Es
tabrook on . the occasion of Tho Bee's
twenty-fifth anniversary narrating his ex
perience as a member of The Bee's staff
in its infant days.
"I presume every American boy normally
constituted, with perhaps an extra literary
kink in his mental makeup, -has had an am
bition to become an editor and has indulged
this ambition whenever and wherever op
portunity offered. From the eruptive, semi
occasional periodical published at the age of
10 appropriately printed on foolscap with
the aid of a lead pencil and a protruding
tongue, for which publication, I may add, his
immediate relatives were the only subscrib
ers and of which his darling mother was
the only reader from this earliest manifes
tation of the symptom, I say, up to f.he age
of 16, and his first anonymous communica
tion to the city press (over the quaint and
curious nom de plume of 'Vox Populi') he
has simply been pluming his wings . and
preening himself for the glorious' career of
a full-fledged editor.
"At the age of 16 I sent to the editor of
our daily paper, The Omaha Bee, an item
of news over the nom de plume of 'Vox
PopuliV-of course. I was proud and happy
when it appeared in print the following
morning. It was considerably altered as to
language, (o be sure; still the central idea
the great and luminous thought expressed
that is to say, the item of news was there
in all its glory; my manuscript had been ac
cepted. Later on, when I fell in love, I
tackled the editor on poetry. But that man
uscript, for some occult reason, was not accepted.
"Finally there was presented an opportu
nity of a lifetime. . Mr. Rosewater's city
editor, who was also his only reporter for
a newspaper man in that time played many
parts had been given a vacation and pre
vious to his departure had visited the high
school to engage one of the larger boys to
assume his duties. I was the lucky chap to
be invited and I accepted with alacrity. For
two whole weels I was not only to write
just what I pleased, but what I wrote was
bound to ba published. Moreover, I was to
have $20 per week into the bargain.
"The first morning I was at The Bee office
bright and early. . Mr. Rosewater dropped
into my 2x4 sanctum to wish me good morn
ing and success in my experiment .and to
indicate my route. Incidentally he remarked
that a quartet of male voices had serenaded
him the night before and it might be well
to say an appreciative word about their
singing. I did. I said that four roystercrs
had made last night hideous with their cata
wauls and had selected the editor of this pa
per for their especial and particular victim;
that men with such voices as theirs ought not
to be permitted to run at large, etc., etc.
The fact is I was a songster myself and be
longed to a rival quartet. When I arrived at
the office next morning I met Mr. Rose
water going out to post a letter '. He gave
me a stony glare and hastened his footsteps.
I afterwards learned that. this letter was ad
dressed to the absent reporter, commanding
his immediate return. Mr. Rosewater had
scarcely made his exit when the second basso
called and stopped his paper stopped it off
short, never to go again. He also said in
his most raucous? voice that he wanted to
see the responsible editor of that dirty sheet
I told him that the responsible editor had
just stepped out, but that he might consider
me the irresponsible editor, if he were so
disposed. He laughed a hollow, mocking,
blood-curdling sort of laugh and vanished.
"During the day the remaining members
of the quartet dropped in one after the other
and cancelled their subscriptions. .The cheer
ful idiot who edited a column in our "loath
some contemporary" called the "Public
Fountain" took -up the cudgel on behalf of
the quartet and through the medium of his
column intimated that the ad interim re
porter of The Bee was not yet dry behind
the ears. I retorted that that was because
I was in the habit of washing my-ears and
thought it would be sanitary if he would
occasionally follow, the example. 'Wash 'em
in the Public Fountain, I said, 'along with
your dirty linen. , What an appropriate freak
of chance it is anyway that such a fountain
should-be run by a squirt.
"On receipt of his chief's letter Mr.'Al Sor
enson, the reporter for whom I was. substi
tuting, shortened his leaveof absence and
hastened home, but not until I had time, to
be thoroughly licked by a saloon keeper
named Taylor, not until Mr. Rosewater's life
had been several times threatened on my
account and not until I had- involved The
Omaha Bee in a $20,000 libel suit. Then the
editor came out in one of his famous edi
torials, over his own signature, and explained
to a bewildered public just what had hap
pened. He commented severely upon my in
aptitude for a journalistic career and attrib
uted his recent sorrows to what he called
my trick-mule performance.' And yet I
swear when I hurled my reportorial thunder
bolts indiscriminately at the public it was
more for the fun of manufacturing thunder
bolts than for the purpose of injuring those
who happened to be in the way of them. But
that phrase, 'trick-mule performances,' stuck
in my craw. If the mucn-vaunted liberty of
the press would not permit gentlemen to in
dulge in a little personal badinage without
getting mad about it, egad; I'd join a pro
fession which would! So I quit journalism
"By a singular coincidence, and what X
fain believed at the time to be retributive
justice, my first case on emerging from law
school was a suit for libel against The Bee.
Mr. Rosewater had .called a United States
consul to Shanghai a cross between a drunk
ard and a monomaniac. Now obviously this
language was libelous per se and tended to
bring my client into public scandal, infamy
and disgrace and to vex, harass, oppress, im
poverish and whollv ruin him, the said client,
to his damage, $20W0. Another $20,000 libel
suit, you observe. I intended to show Mr.
Rosewater a 'trick-mule performance' worth
two of my earlier achievements. But as I
pondered over the accumulating depositions
which Mr. Rosewater commenced to take
in different parts of the country I was forced
to believe that my client had been what might
be called an inebriate. It might be also
that he was something of a monomaniac,
but I pinned my faith to the difficulty of
proving that he was a cross between the two.
At all events I would make up in vitupera
tion what I lacked in the way of evidence.
""So I told the jury that when Rosewater
launched his paper he had ransacked bug
ology to find some insect which would typ
ify his aspirations in life and had hit upon
the bee. That the bee's only object in liv
ing was honey, which rhymed with money.
That its weapons of offense and defense was
not a sword, nor yet a bludgeon, but only a
sliver, which . it carried concealed in the
most conspicuous and at the same time the
most intellectual portion of its anatomy. That
mp client would possibly have swallowed the
venom of tfie bee in the shape of a bolus,
but objected to taking it hypodermically by
way of a sfing. That it was true my client
drank occasionally, but only for his stom
ach's sake, according to the admonition of
St. Paul, which meant, of course, that he
drank for God's sake! But that whatever
else he might be he was a thoroughbred and
neither a cross, a mongrel, a sambo nor any
other kind of an infusion, and I hoped that
their verdict would enable him to live on a
liquid diet for the remainder of his days.
The jury was out some time and returned a
verdict in favor of the plaintiff for just 5
cents the retail price of a glass of beer. I
do not know how my client managed to get
drunk on it, but he did. He flaunted that
verdict i every saloon in Omaha as a vin
dication that he was not the kind of a cross
he had been cracked up to be. The Bee
flaunted that verdict as adding considerable
insult to very little injury. I flaunted ihat
verdict as the only verdict in any amoimt
which, had ever been obtained against The
Bee for libel and as the dazzling result of
my individual prowess.
"All this occurred some 20 years ago. It
is wonderful how our opinions are modified
by the experience of 20 years and how more
and more tentative they become as the years
go on. I am not so cocksure of anything as
I used to be. As for newspapers, I frapkly
confess that I, personally, would not know
how to improve on the poorest of them and
I submit that such modesty on the. part of
one of your regular subscribers is as rare
as it is beautiful. .,
"Talk about a censorship of the press 1 Of
arraigning the sword against the pen! Never
again. For weal or woe the pen henceforth
is to be the maker of our laws and the ar
biter of our destinites. Never again. The
dogma that human lives can control human
thought or determine what a man shall be
lieve or what a man shall say, so long as
he believes in what he says, is a mediaeval
hallucination like the divinity of kings. As
well fulminate against old ocean thundering
along its shores! Never again. You can
blindfold justice as of old, but not the stars,
thank God, but not the stars!
"H. D. ESTABR(?OK.
"Chicago, May, 1896." '
People and Events
, Only 345 votes were polled by the social
ist candidate for mayor of Boston. Kaiser
ized politics is clearly out of style at the
The Board of Education of New York,
sensing the temper of the times, decided to
banish German and all foreign languages
from' the elementary schools. Omaha's ex
ample is spreading from coast to coast, from
Manitoba to the Gulf.
' "Wood sawing and wood chopping bees"
are the latest economic diversion in New
England. - Coal shortage turned eager hands
to neighborhood timber, and those fortunate
enough to possess a strip give it the ax and
get heat and exercise at the same time.
The latest development of the draft in
Philadelphia is "the exemption wife."
Slackers with the price hired these creatures
to pose as wives and swear to it Success
was shortlived, however. Secret service
sleuths rounded them up as quickly as the
women who married .vo or more soldiers.
' Owing to the shortage of wool and other
essentials sartorial sports must forego the
turned up trousers and rolled coat cuffs, and
stand for shortened coat collars and waist
coat lapels. Eliminating the turned up trou
sers obliges fashion-platers to seek less ex
pensive signs of indicating rain in London.
"Billy" Sunday starts this week sizing up
the sinners in Washington, preparatory to
the customary knockout later on. Every job
heretofore tackled pales before the hosts of
the wicked beseiging the national capital in
war time. Other, "cleansed" communities
harbored only localized sinners, venals
mainly. Washington draws 'em from all four
quarters, and what they don't want to
know about the Ten Commandments is
a-plenty. If Sunday can get them by the
ears the achievement will be worth the box
I TO DAY
One Year Ago Today in the War.
War council of allies convened in
French air squadron bombed Ger
man aviation station at OrUollea.
Berlin claimed the capture of five
Roumanian towns by the Austro-Ger-mans.
. . .
The Day We Celebrate.
John C Spooner, former United
States aenator from Wisconsin, born
at Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 75 years
Duncan U. Fletcher, senior United
States senator from Florida, born in
Sumter county, Georgia, 5 years ago
Henry E. Dixey, one of the most
popular actors of the American stage,
born in Boston, 58 years ago today.
This pay In History.
ItXt Martin Ryerson, who estab
lished the greatest lumber business in
the northwest, born at Faterson, N. J.
J)ie4 in Boston. September 6, 1887.
1S93 Francis K. Brooke was con
secreted first Protestant Episcopal
missionary bishop of Oklahoma.
1901 PhlliD D. Armour, pioneer of
the Chicago packing industry, died in
Chicago; Born at fctocK bridge, is. x.
May IS. 1833.
Ii04 Ruth Cleveland, eldest
daughter of former President Grover
Cleveland: died at. Princeton. N. J.
I$l 5 Russians defeated the Turks
at& Sarikamysh. annihilating one
whole army corps.
Just 80 Years Ago Today
Just Thirty Years Ago Today.
City Clerk Wella of South Omaha,
Is looking around for a comfortable
corner in tne city nan in wnicn to
place his desk.
n W Uavnaa. Wflll' known in this
city and formerly a member of the
press, waa presented by the Elks with
a magnificent gold watch.
The parents of E. B. Branch,
cashier of the Stock Yards bank, are
here and for a time will reside with
him. .They arrived from Galena,
Articles of incorporation of the
Parit Place Congregational church
were filed with the county clerk. In
corporators are, B. P. Knight, John
Guild and Eugene E. Clany as
At a meeting of the county com
missioners. Schllcht and Field com
pany were awarded the contract for
book shelves and file cases through
their representative, J. H. Comes of
Chicago, at p. cost of $620
Twice Told Tales
Where Caution Served.
Sandy and Aleo were on board ship
when a terrlno storm arose. Finally,
the crew took to the boats, but all of
them were swamped except one in
which these two were alone. The
storm continued and the outlook was
dark, so they betook themselves to
prayer, turn about At Alec's turn
ha cpnfesaed that he had been a
good-for-nothing, a drinker, a good-for-nothing
drinking rascal; but if the
Lord would only let him get ashore
this time, he would never take an
other "Alec mon, be carefu'," Sandy here
broke in. "Dlnna commeet yersel'
too far, for I do be thlnkln' I see
land," Everybody's Magazine.
Opposed to Royalty.
For three weeks he had borne all
the horrors of the annual 1 cleaning
without a murmur. Then his pa
tience gave way. '
"And you," sobbed his wife, Vou
used to tell me I was your queen."
"yea," he said, with a wild glare
In his eyes, "but when a man finds
his queen has used his beat tobocco
jar for pale oak varnish and his
meerschaum Dine for a tack hammer
he begins to grasp the advantages of
. . i 1 r - nut T 1 .
a repuoiic. uonaoa in-om. ,
Crawford It seems to me that the
styles are not quite as bad aa they
were a while ago.
Crabshaw No, the weather is get
ting colder. Judge
Sign Posts'oJ Progress
Thfl shoes of the near future will
be a canvas and composition.
Telephone line extension is now
fanimatoit hv tho nan nf a machine
which digs the holes for the poles at
the average rate of 0 a day
All previous recoras or grain-nana-ling
were broken' by the government
luiliir at Vnrt Pnlhnrne. Ontario.
when 404,000 bushels of wheat were
discharged In eight hours.
E. B. Tobey of Center Winthrop,
Me., gathered from lit hills of cran
berry beans, 88 pounds of dry shelled
beans. He claims to have harvested
836 beans from one pea bean.
Amerlcan clothing has replaced
thatwhich merchants in Hongkong,
China, previously imported from
Paris. The goods of American make
have become popular and it is ex
pected that this trade can be retained
at the close of hostilities.
The first order for cast-iron pipe
placed with the United States by Ar
gentine Republic is said to be one of
the largest contracts of the kind ever
made. The order amounts to 60,000
tons of pipe, estimated at $3,600,000,
and 'Will be shipped to Argentina in
about 20 vessels. N
Caterpillar tractors, have become
an important factor on Hawaiian
sugar, plantations. The majority of
the owners who purchased one or two
tractors as experiments have followed
quickly with orders for more, and
practically every manager who men
tions that his plantation is equipped
with tractors adds that ''more have
- Sunny Gems
"Do you think your daughter is go
ing to do well for herself in marrying
that young actor?"
. "Sure she is, for he is an unusual
combination. He is both a promis
ing and- performing young man."
Baltimore American. (
Major Who will take charge of
our machine gun?
Private Smith Corporal HIgglns
was one of the best machine men in
our ward; let him do It Puck.
She Mr. Hoover says that it's much
healthier to eat fruit with the skin on
Instead of peeling it
He Huh! I'd like to put him on
a diet of pineapples for about a week
and then hear what he'd have to say.
"I'm glad to see portraits of our
great men on our postage stamps."
"What are you driving at?" ,
"Everywhere else you see nothing
but portraits of . girls." Kansas City
The Bride (soon after the mar
riage) That Jeweler who sold you
the wedding ring, sadly overcharged
The Groom The scoundrel! And
I have bought four engagement rings
from him.-Brownlng'B. .
He You must remember, dear, we
are Just starting out in life and we
She But don't you think getting
into debt is the best way? Then we'll
have to economise. Boston . Transcript
OUT OF THE ORDINARY.
Billiard balls are turned in the
rough, and kept in a warm room,
sometimes as long as two years. Then,
after shrinking, they are turned again.
While dredging a river in Russia,
engineers discovered - a submerged
forest that covered several square
miles from which logs .ore than 100
feet long have been taken.
The Canary Islands have a popula
tion of 626,439 and cover 3,216 square
miles of territory. Climatic conditions
are so favorable that three and even
four crops are produced yearly.
The Southern Pacific railroad has
several "tramp traps" In the shape
of freight cars which are left in con
dition to Invite the tramps, and after
a number of them have boarded it
the doors are mysteriously closed
and they are prisoners.
The American houslwife carries
around a bag of clothespins when
hanging out her washing, while the
Chinese twists two clothes lines to
gether and thrusts the corners of the
washing between the two strands,
where they are held firmly.
That Italian prodigy of learning,
Ignatius de Rosal, made the boast
that if anyone could repeat a line
from any of the four great poets of
Italy he would follow it by reciting
100 lines following in due order oi
succession, ami on a trial being made
he actually accomplished the feat.
There are probably more natural
bridges in America than In any other
country. Rainbow, the Jargest in ex
istence, is 308 feet high. Its span is
six times as great as that of the Nat
ural Bridge of Virginia. Utah has
three natural bridges that are higher
and of greater span than nay other
natural bridges in the world.
One of the most remarkable books in the
world is possessed by'M. Camille Flaramar
ion, the famous French astronomer. Some
years ago a beautiful young lady whose
white shoulders he had admired, and who
died young, bequeathed her skin to him, "to
remove and utilise as he thought fit." lie
accepted the legacy, had the skin removed
from the shoulders, and used, it for binding
a copy of one of his own books, which had
been the dead girl's favorite among his
THE RED CROSS NURSE.
(Katherine Lee Bates in New York
One summer day, gleaming in mem
ory. We drove, my Joy and I,
Through fragrant hawthorn lanes
Gold-fringed with wisps of rye
Brushed off the harvest wains,
From that old, gladsome town of
Throned on twin hills and girdled by
Of the brown Severn, out to Battle
field. Henry the Fourth with, his usurping
Smote here the haughty Percies,
And after buiided here, as due to Him
Who made rebellion stoop
And lesser traitors to chief traitor
A church. Decayed, restored,
Its centuries afford
To stranger eyes, enshadowed by the
Of that ridged burial from which it
No sight more sacred than a crude
Image of visage dim.
Hewn by some ancient tool from for
Our Lady of the Mercies.
Even so long ago, amid the slaughter
Hushed now beneath Its coverlet of
Groped this imperfect dream
Of Pity, pure, divine.
Madonna, look today upon thy daugh
ter And know her by the crimson cross,
Of love that shall at last, at last, re
deem This war-torn world of ours. . . i
IT ALL PAYS
That's Why We Do It
The Useful Light
Should your Gas Lamps need
attention DAY OR NIGHT
Call Dongrlaa 60S, or,
Omaha Gas Co.
1500 Howard Street
AROUND THE CITIES.
St Joseph put J7ZO.0OO-into new
buildings last year and expects to go
over the record thiu yeah .-
Chicago "drys" claim to have 82,000
out of the necessary 106.500 signa
tures for a referendum on banishing
booze from the city. Prospects favor
a test vote at the spring- election,
Guess what Chicago will do to It. ,
Only two breweries remain in Kan
sas City to treat the .Missouri thirst
and the Sahara throats of Kansas vis
itors All others have retired from
business. The remaining pair express
confidence in being able to meet the
needs of the suffering.
Councilman Lang of Sioux City ob
serves that the commission system
of government is a good thing and
has come to stay. Among the bene
fits claimed are reduced taxation ana
reduced municipal debts two rare
plumes that reflect more credit on the
man than the SVSteni.
I Monday Morning I
I At 9 a. m. We Start the I
$39, $49, $59, $69,
$79, $89, $99,
ANY TERMS WITHi'N
Come, telephone or
write. Sale lasts until all
are sold. No reserves.
First Come First Served.
We close our books Jan
uary 10 and we are mak
ing this sacrifice sale,
rather, than inventory
HERE THEY ARE
Honmuth Up- JJQQ fifi
Upright Piano v v
forty-nine Dollars. ' -.
Fischer - CQ fi(
Upright Piano vysvv
Upright Piano $79Q0
Seventy-nine Dollars. '
Gruenwald . tQQ AO
Upright Piano vOJJ.VU
Emerson ftQQ flfl
Upright. Piano vu'vy
. Ninety-nine Dollars.
Cable & Sons &1 flQ
Upright Piano... v"1
One Hundred Nine Dollars.
Steger dji in
Upright Piano... 1 LU
One Hundred Nineteen Dollars.
Also THIRTY OTHER
Used Pianos at prices way
below anything heretofore
offered. . - '
One Dollar Per Month
Pays for One
Piano Rented at $3.50
Player Rolls, 25d and up
Piano Stools, at $2.50
Piano Scarfs, at $2.50
1513 DOUGLAS ST.
Apollo Reproducing Piano
Providing Against Loss
Is the Meat of All Insurance Contracts
Woodmen of The World
Deal Exclusively in Life Insurance
Protecting the Home Against Loss of the
Buy Yourself Contentment in a Certificate up
to $5,000.00 providing for the Future
of Your Loved Ones.
RATES REASONABLE BUT ADEQUATE
Rinf Douglas 4570. No Charge for Explanation.
W. A. FRASER, , 4 JOHN? TV YATES,
Sovereign Commander. , Sovereign Clerk.
THE OMAHA BEE INFORMATION BUREAU t
I Washington, D C
Enclosed find a 2-cent stamp, for which you will please send me,
antiralv tret "Thft Nnirw PolonHar
Street Address. w:oqbim
City. .......... .State. . ,
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