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"Reparation" and "restoration are stern words,
but the kaiser will have to learn them well
Definite peace terms have been issued by the
Turk, who will be glad enough to get anything
a little later on.
Lloyd George's speech ought to be translated
into Russian as well as German. Some of the
.Bolshcviki can read.
Omaha's city budget is growing along with
the city, and its size suggests that little harm
would result from closer watching.
One of our judges is trying to decide if 'either
meat or milk is a necessity. Depends much on
whether it is for infant or adult food.
Little credit is due the councilmen for prac
ticing enforced economy. They did not go as
far as they wanted to because the money gave
Too many fires are being recorded to make it
reasonable that all are due to ordinary careless
ness. A few firing squads might have a salutary
effect on the epidemic of incendiarism.
Omaha still has too many automobile drivers
without regard for traffic laws or public safety.
The reckless driver is a menace always, and his
extermination will be a' progressive step.
'Interest in the war must not entirely divert
attention from the calamity that has overwhelmed
the city of Guatemala. Help is needed there as
badly as anywhere, and should not be delayed.
Killing the roosters may be all right in theory,
but the experts are referred to the old question
as to which comes first, the egg or the chicken.
Chanticleer has other duties besides crowing for
the sun to rise.
One thing the government's taking over of
the ""railroads cannot do it cannot make the
rickety rust streaks of the lame-duck lines equal
the smooth double tracks of those that have been
maintained and improved to the minute.
The Lincoln Star says Nebraska sentiment is
opposed to universal military training. And Ne
braska has many graves of young men who were
taken to fight without preparation, and who died
without getting nearer to war than the training
camps. ' .
Japan has recalled Ambassador Satopresum
ably because the United States could1 not grant
all Viscount Ishii sought v In time our little
brown friends will learn that Uncle Sam is not
simple merely because he is frank aad good-natured,
Meaning of Colonel House's Report
Secretary Lansing has given out a compilation
of the headings under which Colonel House and
the other United States commissioners took up
the matters discussed at the interallied councils
abroad. Reading these will give an idea of how
comprehensive, the discussions were. Details are
withheld as confidential, but the impression must
be that the Entente belligerents understand each
other much better, and know now exactly what
to look for. Out of this should come closer co
operation and more effective results. It is espe
cially valuable that' the. war aims of the United
States have been explained to the European gov
ernments, as well as to have a complete under
standing of what they expect from us. At first,
we are asked to provide men, the equipment to
be furnished from the "pool," into which sup
plies on the front "are being turned. Other
things will come in turn, but men are needed
now.- President Wilson and his counsellors now
have the intimate program before them, and
. ought to be able to go ahead with the war work
on a most efficient basis.
Lloyd George's Answer to Cumin.
No more frank, succinct and convincing state
ment of the aims of embattled democracy in the
world war has been made than is contained in
the address of Lloyd George to the British labor
unions. This speech is rightly taken as an an
swer to the peace proposal made by Count Cier
nin in connection with the abortive conference
at Brest-Litovslc The statement from the Aus
trian leader was accepted as a challenge to the
Entente Allies, demanding attention and a defi
Lloyd George and Clemenceau consulted, and
it is fair to assume that President Wilson was
given some opportunity to share in the parley.
As a result, the world has the complete declara
tion from the British premier, squaring exactly
with all that has been said by the American pres
ident and the French premier as embodying the
views of the three great democratic nations of the
world. That these views are subscribed to by
Italy may be accepted without demur, and that
they represent most of what the Russians sought
in their attempt to bring about a settlement of
the war is also plain.
The issue between democracy and autocracy
is sharply drawn. Treaties in the future are to
be plain in text and purpose, and so secured that
all may depend on them. The right of self
government for any nation, large or small, must
be made secure, and this only can be accom
plished by final defeat of the kaiser and his co
horts. Until this is accomplished the war must
go on, for not until the forces of German des
potism are beaten to the point where they will
accept this will quiet be again restored to the
Germany is the dominant factor yet, and no
good reason exists to think that either of its vas
sal allies will break away from the war and seek
separate peace. Therefore, with our aims plainly
stated, we must make good our further declara
tion of intent to prosecute the war to victory.
Peace may not be reached abruptly; the approach
will be by degrees, and will be made certain only
when overwhelming military advantage on our
side is fully admitted by the German foe.
Concord between the forces of freedom will
win the war for man's liberty. The Germans
now know what is required of them, and what
they may expect. Our part is to sternly press
home to them the hopelessness of their cause.
America As Germany's Bogieman.
Despite what the president has iterated and
reiterated, no one in Germany is willing to con
cede that we over here are not animated by the
same selfish motives and greed as they, and
America is being held up in Germany as a bogie
man to stifle home complaints and spur on to
greater sacrifices. For evidence of this we have
a discussion in a Munich paper between a con
tributor, said to be "very well informed," and
Prof. Morritz Bonn, who was an assistant to
Dernburg in this country. The former declares:
We should be attributing very slight po
litical insight and ripeness to the representa
tives of the American people in congress and
senate, if we were to assume that they had
been moved by sentimental or moral excite
ments to bring out their enormous resources
of power, the greatness of which is in such
striking contrast with the aims for which they
are striving. No, Wilson's policy is aiming at
great things at the erection of an undisputed
position of world-power for the free North
American state, and the overwhelming ma
jority of all politicians and statesmen of in
fluence is following him gladly, in order to at
tain this exalted aim. Little Europe has hither
to dominated the world, politically, intellectu
ally, culturally, and economically. This domin
ation is now to pass to the great American re
public. By the longest possible extension of
the war the complete military, financial, and
economic exhaustion of the European peoples
is to be achieved, and American world-power
is to rise from the ruins. '
In reply, Professor Bonn attributes sincerity
to President Wilson's previous policy of peace,
but nevertheless questions his purpose: '
The question now is whether President
Wilson has become a Machtpolitiker, and
whether he and his people are pursuing a pol
icy of conquest. Or is he still trying to reach
his old aims by new means? For, if he is go
ing to throw 1,000,000 American warriors on
to the battlefield, he must accept the principle
that the sword is mightier than the mind and
this at a time when the idea of a peace by
agreement is rising in all parts of the world. It
is not probable that President Wilson will com
plete this departure from his principles, if he
finds a way out. If he is aiming at the over
throw of Germany, that does not necessarily
mean that this overthrow must be produced at
a given moment by the participation of an
American million army if he thinks that he
has other serviceable weapons at his disposal,
such as the blockade of the neutrals and the
future world-trade blockade. Consequently the
question what Wilson wants that is to say,
what, weapons he in December, 1917, intends
to use, not what was his aim when he declared
war is a question of the greatest political im
portance, and it cannot be disposed of by refer
ence to the history and character of the Amer
ican people. ' 1
What we must remember is, that this is the
kind of stuff that is being -steadfastly fed to the
German people by the leaders of militarism who
want to keep them tractable. Their plan is to in
spire distrust of America also on the part is of our
European atlies, and to make everyone in Europe
believe it is no longer a question - of wqrld
dominion for the kaiser, but of American domina
tion of Europe. Ridiculous as the idea must
strike us, we must recognize its pregnant possi
bilities fqr harm and be careful to do nothing to
give it tangible foundation.
Looking Ahead to Ultimate Victory
Address of Judge A. C. Wakeley to the
Nebraska Bar Association
At the banquet following the meeting of
the Nebraska Bar association at Lincoln,
Judge Arthur C. Wakeley of Omaha, new
president of the state association, spoke on
"Trials: Judicial and Others." His closing
"It is said, my brothers, that into each
life some rain must fall. So it is with our
association: the sudden passing away of
Henry D. Estabrook, who was to have been
our guest at this annual meeting, has de
prived many of us of the Omaha bar, 'and
indeed, many of the profession throughout
the state, of a warm personal friend. But if
he were here tonight I believe he would conf
mend to us the philosophy of Thackeray, of
whom he was so fond:
'I drink It as the Fa tea ordain it;
Come, fill It and have done with rhymes;
Fill up the lonely glass and drain it
' In memory of dear old times.'
"Tonight we are all thinking of America.
Plymouth Rock and 1620. consecrated this
land to an ideal. That ideal was liberty. 1776
gave us liberty of self-government; 1812, lib
erty of the seas; 1861, liberty of a race; 1898.
liberty to an oppressed people, and 1918 will
give liberty to a world. When -our fathers
said that all men were endowed by their
creator with certain rights, they gave God
the entire credit. They claimed no partner
ship with Him; no 'Gott und Ich,' with the
accent on the 'Ich.' And. when we said all
men are endowed, we meant people in Bel
gium and men everywhere.
"The first thing you see in coming from
foreign shores, into the harbor of New York,
is Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty, Liberty
enlightening the world. It is the gift to
America of the school children of France. It
was contributed from their pennies. In her
uplifted hand, she holds a torch, the flames
of which irradiate the light of liberty to all
the oppressed and down-trodden of the earth.
Her hand is raised as if in benediction. The
waves of Atlantic, murmuring at her feet,
seem to vocalize her spiritl It seems to say:
'Come unto me, all ye that labor and are
heavy laden, and I will give you rest.' And
it would seem that, under God, America was
to be the torch-bearer 'to give light to them
that sit in darkness and in the shadow of
death, to guide our feet into the way of
"America will win this war, because she
rests her expectation upon the approval of
mankind, and because she believes that
'Where the spirit of the Lord is, There is
Liberty.' She has committed her cause to
Him who 'shall judge among the nations
and shall rebuke many people.' We stand
under the open sky. We are in the people's
forum. Their judgment will record the at
tainment of America's ideal the enthrone
ment of justice.
"On a commanding eminence overlooking
the Danube river, near Ratisbon, in Saxony,
stands the German Temple of Fame. It
was founded by King Lewis I. It is called
the Valhalla. It is the modern concrete ex
pression of a legend prevalent among the
ancient Germanic tribes. Odin, the great
god of war, received into his palace, into
Valhalla, those who had fallen in battle. The
Valkyries, the choosers of the slain, selected
the dead warriors and bore them to Valhalla.
To reward them for the numbers they had
slain on earth, immortality was conferred
upon them. They passed this immortality
of bliss, in feasting, fighting and drinking.
This was the paradise of the ancient Ger
man tribes. In their modern paradise, this
Valhalla on the banks of the Danube, the
Germans have ensconced old Kaiser Wil
helm, Bismarck, and Von Moltke.
' "But, my brothers, I am thinking of an
other legend here tonight: a legend painting
a picture of a far different paradise. It is
said that when the Savior of mankind was
crucified, Joseph of Arimathea caught in the
Holy Grail the blood which flowed from His
wounded side; that the sacred chalice was
miraculously preserved; that during the
medieval ages it was hidden on the top of a
lofty mountain. Having been lost, knight
errants of all nations took upon themselves
the quest of the Holy Grail. When ap
proached by anyone not perfectly pure, it
vanished from sight None might ever see
it, but the knight, pure and stainless, in
thought, word, and deed. At last, to Sir
Galahad, who searched for it with a vision
clarified by his sincerity, and with thought
exalted by righteousness, was revealed the
sacred cup, as he voyaged to the spiritual
city, the new Jerusalem.
"So shall it be with America and her al
lies, the knight errants of today. Fable has
already become fact. The cross has sup
planted the crescent. A new Jerusalem is
even now rising above the Temple of Omar;
and in this present quest, the sacred chalice
of righteousness will be revealed to us, and in
it, let us hope will be contained that blood
of which St. Paul spoke, on Mars Hill: 'and
hath made of one blood all nations of men
for to dwell on all the face of the earth.'
Then shall the world be safe for democracy.
Then shall be reailzed the vision of Tenny
son: 'Saw the heavens fill with commerce, argo
sies ot magic satis;
Pilots of the purple twilight dropping
down with coBtly bales;
Heard the' heavens fill with shouting, and
there rain'd a ghastly dew
From the nation's airy navies grappling
in the central blue;
Far along the world-wide whisper of the
south wind rushing warm,
With the standards of the peoples plung
ing thro' the thunder-storm;
Till the war-drum throbb'd no longer, and
the battle-flags were furl'd
In the Parliament of man, the Federation
of the world."'
Religion injhe Army Training Camps
How a Real Chaplain-Enters Into the Lives of the Men
Joseph H. Odell in the Outlook.
This brings us squarely to the question of
the religion of the camps. Is there any? Of
course. What is it like? Well, it is so much
like religion everywhere and yet so unlike
religion anywhere that it is peculiarly dif
ficult to define. The first thing that strikes
one is that the religion of the camps is more
intimately a part of the daily life of the men
there than it is in other places. A man can
live in a civilian community for months and
absolutely avoid any contact with organized
and articulate religion; a soldier cannot live
for a day in a camp or cantonment without
being in touch with something closely iden
tified with religion. A man can work in a
mill or factory for a lifetime and never see
an authorized representative of Christianity
about the plant; in the army the chaplain is
one of his officers. And the chaplain, if he
is worthy of his office, finds a score of ways
of coming into the lives of tire men. A real
chaplain is as valuable an asset as the regi
ment has; a lazy or incompetent chaplain is
worse than an incubus. But, at any rate,
the chaplain is as much a part of the or
ganization as the adjutant or the officer of
But with and behind the chaplain there
are the Young Men's Christian association
and the Knights of Columbus. The build
ings in which these institutions do their
work are dotted about the camp, close to
barracks or tents, and the soldiers cannot
move a hundred yards without seeing them.
They are not closed nine-tenths of the time,
as are the churches at home. No one needs
to change his clothing to enter them. More
over, they are so interwoven with the normal
life of the soldier that they seem to be his
own, as nothing else in camp is his own.
And they stand for religion. He writes his
letters from the same bench that he uses
in listening to a sermon; he plays games un
der the same roof that shelters him in re
ceiving the sacrament or mass; he sees a
thrilling movie in the same place in which
he sings the hymns he learned in childhood;
the same secretary who referees a wrestling
match or a boxing bout talks to him later
about God. There is nothing remote or sep
arate or esoteric or mythical about this re
ligion; it fits into the order of the day as
naturally as the meals in the mess room; it
interweaves itself with the common occupa
tions of his leisure hours. The church in the
home community never did that; no man
ever thought of dropping into it to smoke
and chat, to write a letter to his sweetheart,
to laugh at Charlie Chaplin, to see a couple
of local champions spar for the honors of
Other distinctions fade also. The lines
between the Protestant, the Catholic and the
Hebrew remain, but they are not empha
sized, and they are never exaggerated. But
among Protestants the denominational fences
are entirely gone. Common sense has done
in a month what committees on comity could
not have accomplished in a millennium. A
strict Baptist mother visited her son in one
of the cantonments on a recent Sunday. She
was deeply solicitous that her boy should
receive proper religious instruction. "Was
there a Baptist preacher in camp?" He did
not know, but would inquire. Yes, one was
to hold a service that afternoon and give an
address in a distant Young Men's Christian
association hut. They trudged over together
and heard an insnirintr address on how Christ
is always the comrade of every man whoJ
fights for truth and righteousness ana now
he is their companion even when they are
not conscious of his presence. "He walked
with the two disciples on the road to Em
maus, although they did not recognize him;
he was with Mary by the sepulcher early in
the morning when she thought he was only
the gardener; he broke bread with his dis
ciples before they knew it was he. And,"
the speaker continued, "he is near you and
with you even though you do not see him;
you will find him on the ocean as you are
going 'over there;' he will creep along with
you when you' go out on duty over 'No
Man's Land;' he will spring over the top
with you when you go into battle; he will
never leave you nor forsake you." The dear
old mother was delighted and told the
preacher how happy she was that her son
could hear such good Baptist doctrine. "But,
madam," said the preacher, "I am not a Bap
tist, but an Episcopalian." Later the son
said, "Mother, I took the sacrament from
that man this morning." "Never mind," she
said, "it sounded all right and my heart tells
me that it must be right. What he said was
too good not to be true!"
And the kind of preaching to which the
men respond? Of course, it goes without
saying that the "dear brethren" sort of sen
timentalists get scant attention. Men who
are preparing to meet the machine gun spray
and stand up against gas and liquid fire are
not interested in spiritual cosmetics. Curi
ously, also, the typical, flamboyant "believe-or-be-damned"
kind of evangelist, with his
dogmatic theology and his shibbolet tests,
makes little impression. Dr. John Timothy
Stone, who is doing very effective work in
Camp Grant as religious director, writes to
me of his experience to this effect: "The
soldier must see the man before he sees the
religion the man is trying to present. He
believes that a man should have breadth of
view as to the convictions of others, but
must sound no uncertain note as to his own
firm belief. Naturalness in a speaker is also
an essential. We find that a few earnest
words put in 10 or 12 minutes are of far
more value than lengthy expositions or
Germans continued the bombard
ment of Galata.
Foscani was taken by tha Austro
German invaders of Roumanla.
Russians attacked the German po
sitions south of Lake Bablt and along
the Itiver A a. .
The Day We Celebrate.
A..V. Shotwell member of the law
firm of Lambert Shotwell ft Shotwell,
Rear Admiral Caspar P. Goodrich,
United States Navy, retired, born in
Philadelphia, Tt years ago.
George Bronson Howard, ' author
and playwright born In Howard coun
ty, Maryland, 24 years ago today.
Charles Harold Davis, one of the
celebrated landscape painters of the
United States, born at Amesbury,
Mass., (2 years ago.
Tola Day in History.
ltd The' secession convention
met In Jackson. Miss., and the first
flag of tha confederacy was unfurled.
Hit Convention met at Jackson
to frame a new constitution for Mis
sissippi under the reconstruction acts
USi First state legislature of Ne
braska opened at Lincoln.
. 117$ Act renewing specie pay
ments passed by congress.
Ill I German ambassador promised
Washington government no merchant
ship should be torpedoed In Mediter
ranean until all n board were safe,
Just SO Years Ago Today
The Omaha Amateur Athletio club
has a membership of 38.
Tommy Miliar is getting himself
In elegant shape for his coming 20
round contest with Ike Weir.
R. R. Bittinger, formerly of the
board of trade force of clerks, left for
Nellgh, Neb., -Where he has accepted
a clerkship. . ? .
George Schroeder, the commission
merchant left for San Francisco, on
the Union Pacifist on a business trip.
L. H. Tower has returned from his
holiday trip to the east Mrs. Tower
will return in a law days.
G. D. Searle of Indianapolis, Ind.,
and Mr. Heath, for a number of years
connected with Hlly & Company of
the above named place in manufac
ture of druggists' extracts, have lo
cated in Omaha.
South Omaha citizens complained
because the price of lock boxes at the
raised from ?Z
poHtoffice had befin
to M per year. I
Four New Year Blasts
Beatrice Express: No city in the
state has a better record of progress
made during the past year to point
to than Beatrice, and every indica
tion points to continued progress the
Kearney Hub: The windows of the
watch tower of It 18 are open to the
dawn. We gee the shadowy form of
a watchman standing there; we cry.
'What of the night?" And the ans.
wer comes, and if we listen we shall
hear it again as it recedes, and aitaln
in a whisper floating on the golden
dawn, "Alt's well!"
York News-Times: Locally, the
year has been better than might have
been expected. York has grown con
siderably during the year. The county
and city were injured a great deal by
a severe hail storm and the failure
of the winter wheat crop was a blow
that was severe, but in spite of these
the city and county have prospered
and the jear 1818 may prove to be
a banner year In the history of York
and York county.
Fremont Tribune: The Tribune to
day presents a summary of the build
ing and business growth of the city
in the past year. The showing made
is most creditable. It was under
handicap. That the total for business
should have touched a new high wa
ter mark and that the total for im
provements should have taken place
anions thi blgpest years the city has
ever known may be viewed as a good
Twice Told Tales
No Lawyer Needed.
An Atlanta lawyer tells of a newly
qualified Judge in one of the towns of
the south who was trying one of his
first criminal cases. The prisoner
was an old negro charged wrth rob
bing a hencoop. He had been in court
before on a similar charge and was
"Well, Henry," observed the Judge,
"I see you're in trouble again."
"Yessuh," replied the negro. "De
las' time, Jedge, you ree'lect, you
was mah lawyuh."
"Where is your lawyer this time?"
"I ain't got no lawyer dis time."
said Henry. "Ah's gwlne to tell de
troof." Boston Transcript
Bill's Last Chance.
The following story comes from a
reader who is employed on muni
There had, it appears, been an ex
plosion at a neighboring factory, and
the manager, who was snatching a
brief holiday at the time, hurried
home to investigate.
"How in the world did It happen?"
he asked the foreman, as he viewed
the wreck. "Who was to blame?"
"Well, you see, sir," was the reply,
"it waa like this. Bill went in the
mixing-room, prabably thinking of
something else, and struck a match
in mistake. He "
"Struck a match!" exclaimed the
manager in amasement "I should
have thought it would have been the
last thing on earth he'd do."
"It was, sir," was the rejoinder.
Chicago Herald. ;
Philadelphia Ledger: For a nation
bled white France has made a red.
blooded response to the government's
third war loan.
Washington Post: , A new book is
called "A Thousand Ways to Please
a Husband." The student of it is
supposed to have already a desire to
Louisville Courier Journal: The
fellow who sits in the corner scrib
bling secretly is not a pro-German
plotting destructively. Hes attempt
ing to get used to writing "1818."
Wall Street Journal: If it were
true that delay in letting contracts for
army woolens cost the government
8150,000,000, what would happen to
officials of a private concern if such a
thing could happen?
Brooklyn Eagle: Germans have
stolen the bronze doors of the Brus
sels Exchange and sent them to Ber
lin. A whole nation of kleptomaniacs
might well stir human pity, but in
dignation is still dominant in' the
sentiment of the world at, large.
Minneapolis Tribune: After read
ing the reports of the senate commit
tee's investigations we wonder how
long it would have taken William J.
Bryan .to get uniform and guns for
that army ot 1,000,000 men which he
was going to have spring to arms be
tween sunrise and dusk.
An Inherent Right
The right to be a cussed fool
Is safe from all devices human;
It's common as a general rool
To every crittur born of weman.
Not For Roosevelt.
Lyons, Neb., Jan. 4. To the Editor
of The Bee: It was very amusing to
read the letter of Frank Agnew of De
cember 22. And it does seem strange
how aome neoDle are so quick to jump
at conclusions and go ahead and pen
such a letter for the publishers.
Roosevelt for secretary of war.' wro
demands this? Anybody who has fol
lowed his career since he left the
White House knows he is so change
able and so quick to jump at conclu
sions that he could not be trusted with
any position In the army or navy.
His fitness for a position was passed
upon by some of the most able mili
tary men of this country and Europe
and their decision after thorough
investigation was that Roosevelt's
services would be a great hindrance to
the carrying on of a successful war.
In our recent trouble with Mexico,
when our president was using all
possible and honorable means to avoid
war and using all the power at his
command to help those poor people
to settle their own internal troubles.
Roosevelt Instead of being a patriot
in a critical time, bitterly condemned
every action Wilson did and did every
thing in his power to belittle him,
but when the votes were counted, just
think of it nearly 2,000,000 republi
cans voting to keep the man in power
who used such washy (as Cannon
says) means of handling the affair.
This man Roosevelt is a has been.
He caused the defeat of the republi
can party at the two last elections
and we might add for all time to
come and the death of the progressive
party by casting them adrift upon the
high seas. Who demands a change
anyhow? The War department never
was so well managed; our secretary
does not have the handling of this
BENJAMIN F. PECK.
Formerly with Company E. Third
Nebraska Volunteers of the Spanish
Kicks on Street Car Service.
Omaha, Jan. 6. To the Editor of
The Bee: It Is time that some of the
problems of our great metropolitan
city be given at least some attention.
This is especially true of the street
car system. It is a shame to think of
a 816,000,000 system such as ours in
competent to care for our daily needs
and to fall utterly during a enow
fall of a half an inch. In the evening
car after car loaded to the roof will
pass up patrons freezing on the cold
corners. Another great fault is at the
transfer points. Positively no regard
is paid to the comforts or con
veniences of the patrons; the cars
make no attempt at connections, for
nine times out of ten a person but
five yards from a car will run for it
only to find the car speeding away.
One of the most bitter disappoint
ments Is with the termination of a
line, a particular Instance being the
Harnev at Thirty-third ana famer;
the conductor signals to go ahead,
failing to be on the rear platform to
see if persons are within stepping ais
tance of it This Is no uncommon oc
currence at this corner.
Similar troubles are found with the
Crosstown cars at Twenty-fourth and
Lake. The Dodge street cars come
in bunches, sometimes 30-minute
service. The "silk-stocking" or Far
nam line probably enjoys the best
service in the city, being first in every
consideration for improvement the
Benson-Albright and Crosstown lines,
being on a par for poor service; abso
lutely rotten; old cars full of dirt,
windows unwashed, and they come
and go most any time. The Cross-
town should be the one best line in
the city. Its route Is along the best
street in the city. Twenty-fourth street
our greatest north-south thorough
fare. This route to be qf value should
impart three or five-minute service.
Many employes in the South Side are
compelled to leave a half an hour ear
lier in order to transfer downtown,
not being able to rely upon the Cross-
town to get to work on time.
The officials claim that the lack of
men is responsible for the absence of
efficient operation of its lines. This
is exactly so and It is due to the poor
conditions under which the men work.
Enough has been said heretofore of
the requirements of the workers. If
the chief mogul of this said street
car company would pay his men a
decent wage at least equal to that
paid a street sweeper or unskilled la
borer, we would have plenty of men
to insure the efficient operation of this
most thoroughly equipped system in j
the greatest city or its size in the
world Growing Omaha,
S. and K.
a. t. mv mrt Than T merely had a
husband to aupport." Everybody Mag. M
"Tou mishc order ma a couple ef doen
oystrm," eaid the pretty lrl.
"But I thought you never ate oyitera, '
"And you couldn't possibly eat two doen."
..... w... r nrripr thpm when I can.
One irilfht tlnd a pearL' LouHville Courier
H Most girls, I have found, don't ap
preciate real music.
Second He Why do you say that?
He Well, you may pick beautiful strains
on a mandolin lor an nur. -
even look out of the window, dui jusi one
honk of a horn and out she cornea. Lehigh
"Well, old Crimson Gulch seemt very T
quiet and orderly." aaid the tr&velinf aale-
"""res," replied Bronco Bob. "When e
many of the boya la away handling ma
chine guns-H doesn't seem worth while
r,niin' with a little toy like a six-shooter."
Doctor "This la a very ad case, sir:
very sad Indeed. I much regret to tell yot
that your wife's mind la gone completely
gone." . ,
Peck "I'm not one bit aurprtaed. She s
been giving me a piece of It every day for
the last 15 years. Chicago Herald.
CASH AND CARRY.
I'm a small commuter man
On the cash-and-carry pian,
To help the war'a economies
I do the best I can.
To reach the country-side
Where my wife and I abide,
As I go home from work at night
The trolley I must ride.
The trifles that we eat.
Like the camouflage of meat.
The vegetable shortening,
The substitutes for aweet,
Tha heanleaa navy beans,
1 wrap tnem up in ounuio
And tuck them In my Jeans.
With my arms about my freight,
I reach the trolley late,
Just as the tail-end boss
Grabs the lever of the gate.
With nirkarH a crush.
.. , r,
I Join tne jumoiea rusn,
Anri rirnn mv nasteboard Walnuts
And my Imitation mush.
I take it with a smile.
And push aliead the while
The courteous conductor yells,
"Move up! Move up the aisle!"
I struggle and I grunt.
And labor with the stunt
To please the con who's telling us
"There's lots of room in front!"
For that yellow gob of egg
That's running down your leg, -
And for that crease spot on your coat
Tour pardon, sir, I beg;
For we must both agree.
As you can plainly see,
That twice as much of that same stuft
Is plastered over me.
But there's no use to cry.
About spilled milk, for I
Assure you, my dear neighbor,
'Twill brush off when It's dry;
For there is one thing good
LAbout this foolem food.
It couldn t make a shadow
Of a grease spot if it would.
55c Per Gallon
A Heavy, Viscous, Filtered Motor
r"A'N EXCHANGE BLOC rVaslfcwt,
"Miss Blngs is very sensitive about her
"That accounts tor it!"
"Accounts for what?"
"Why she got so angry when I asked her
if Santa Claua had put an automobile In her
stocking." Baltimre American.
"Wife, what Is this?"
"War bread made without flour, milk or
eggs. They say It will sustain lite."
"I s'pose I'm the proving grounds?"
8he So Edith gave you a Christmas
present. Something valuable?
He I don't consider that part of It.
What touches me Is that anybody was will
ing to brave a crowd of Christmas shoppers
for my sake. Boston Transcript.
- "Tou really think that he's a game sol
dier?' "Tou bet he is! Why, he's as game as a
married man says he'd be if he weren't
married!" Buffalo Express.
"When yon were in musical comedy you
were known as Miss Tonsils. Now you're In
grand opera you are Madame Tonsils. How's
that?" qulised the new Interviewer.
"It's this way," was the explanation: "Now
That wretching-, torturous
tearing at the throat and lungs
give away to ease and comfort
through the prompt use of Dr. New
Discovery the standard cough and
'cold remedy for SO years. Keep It oa
hand and use freely. It goes right to
the root of a cold brings up the phlegm
and eases the raw, feverish membrane.
Containing balsams, itcooband soothes
the sore porta. Jast the thing for baby's
croup. The kiddie likes it. Yonjdnig
gist sells it.
Dinv? BillAna? ranatinataJ?
Dr. King's new Life Pills cause a healthy
flow of Bile and rids your Stomach
and Bowels of waste and fermenting;
body poisons. They are a Tonic to
your Stomach and Liver and tone the
general system. First dose relieves.
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the home drink
Besides its popularity at drug stores, fountains and
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home. A family beverage a guest offering a table
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