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i DECEMBER CIRCULATION
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'" Even two days of a January thaw are thank
fully acknowledged. ...
- Mr. Wilson's confidence in Mr. Baker is sub
lime, but docs not appear to be contagious.
Two more factories engaged in making war
material for the United States have been burned.
The moral is obvious.
Discoveries made by the trade commission in
dicate that the packers of the country believed in
'.etting the profit go with the hide. 1
, Sugarless and eggless meals are to be added
to the other proofs that Lent is not the only
season, of the year for salutary abstention. ,
Applicants for postmasterships in Nebraska
'may save time by getting the Mullen "0. K." af
fixed in Omaha before going to Washington. , -
' Two unfilled vacancies, with salaries going to
waste, "are on the list at the state house. What
is wrong? .re there no more deserving demo
crats left? , " ; ) , '
' , With the coal-bound war, fleet ready to sail,
the worst of the fuel embargo seems to be over,
?ut this does not mtzn that economy In the use
, A Chippewa Indian, now.domiciled in Chicago,
tdmits that he is 130 years old and prefers sleep
ing on the floor. If he lives long enough he" may
cquire, some tinge of civilization. , . I
Serving, coal by the zone system is not a
rovclty, sailroads and mine operators , having
ong practiced the device. . Mr. McAdoo wi(l
have to look farther if he wants to surprise his
' The Russian peasants have the grain, and the
orknien have )he Bolshevik money. But the
c&sants will notccept the money, and the hun
gry workmen cannot eat it, so another dream of
"liberty, (quality and fraternity",, is about to
to down agaTnst the cold rocks of realism. (
The Germans have been quite frank with the
'Udshevik this time, giving him their terms in
language a child might understand. Summed up,
;? iliey mean that Germany proposes to hold onto
all it has, regardless of what the Russian dream
ers may say or do.. 'The latter can concede or
so on getting whipped, just as they like.
'" China's Ssrvlce to the Allies' Cause, v
, The importance, of China as an active partici
pant in the war, is slowly developing. At first
the declaration ; of war on Germany by Clfina
'seemed, but a diplomatic move, planned to give
.the Chinese abetter standing in ultimate peace
.' negotiations by removing them from any aspect
.'of Japanese sponsorship. . Recent event how
l ever, show the possibilities of the presence '.of
!'the Chinese as belligerents At Hfarbin genuine'
.'service has been "performed through their taking
over jcontrol of the city and district and , the in-,
. cidental preservation of immense war stores
from Bolshevik! possession. The collapse of Rus
sia left great quantities of war material and sup
plies at the Pacific ports and this in the hands
rjf the extremists vould not have, been of help
,nd might have become A real danger to the En
tente AHieilf The Chinese have made certain
hat most of - this accumulation will remain in
-iafe hands, until the position of Russia is defi-
litely, fixed. -In other ways 'the Chinese have
jee, of help,i Many laborers from there are toil-
vg behind the lines and are giving great assist
ince to the fighting men and other millions are
, tvailable for similar employment. Chinese sol-
iiers' have not oeen introduced into theEuro
..Dean fightfng, but an inexhaustible reservoir of
- : aian-power is at the disposal of the Entente. China
is really become a help to civilization and de
Dislodge the Bureaucracy.
Senator Chamberlain has vigorously and fear
lessly assailed the War department bureaucracy,
which he holds to be responsible for the delay
that has so retarded the equipment of our army.
Replying to the president, he says Mr., Wilson,
heritor of a system both inadequate and incom
petent, does not know the whole truth of the
situation, because those 'who are close to him
and have his confidence do not know it. That
the Ordnance bureau and the quartermaster's
department failed when faced by the great task
of preparing for the war thrust on them
has been too plainly established. Senator Cham
berlain admits that Secretary Baker has made
some improvement through reorganizing the bu
teaus under his department within the last six
weeks, but he insists that the system is incapable
of producing results required. This charge has
been made again and again. Progress of vital
matters having to do with army administration
must take their slow and tortuous course along
the line prescribed by red tape through. the sev
eral bureaus, only slightly related, and each suf
ficient to itself, while the gravest of issues im
pends1. To db away with some of this the bill
for the establishment of a superior war coun
cil has been brought into the senate. Mr. Wil
son's declared opposition is certain to de
feat the measure offered, but it is questionable
if the president will be able to long maintain
the bureaucratic system that has 'so lamentably
displayed its inadequacy and inefficiency in the
present" crisis. Our War department machinery
must be overhauled if we expect to win the war
with our military forces.
"Boss" Mullen on the Job.
Word from Washington Indicates that "Artie"
Mullen has not been so entirely unmindful of
what is going on around him as some" of the
hopeful adherents of his party cause might
have suspected. Out the contrary, his seeming
inactivity has been buf a subtle manifestation of
the policy of watchful waiting so dear to the
democratic heart and so extensively practiced by
its sachems. , Having determined that matters
have gone to the proper point, the "boss" is just
now exhibiting an activity some of the unter
rified are inclined to look upon as pernicious, if
nothing else. At any rate, he is making it clear
that none but dependable anti-Bryan men are
to receive consideration and that the Mullen ap
proval is a condition precedent to an ' appoint
ment, no matter how deserving the democracy
of the aspirant may be in other regards. No
Job or application is too insignificant for the
scrutiny of the national committeeman, who has
in view the future of his faction in the state.
Followers of the donkey who hold that fealty
to Wilson and devotion to the vagaries of the
party platform constitute loyalty and provide a
test for democratic qualifications are entitled to
guess again, A higher duty is required of them,
that they may measure up to the standard set by
the pie-counter bosses. The machine is .being,
greased for the- coming primary election and
the statesmen who look for high places may as
well take notice of the fact.
Hoarded Hides and High Prices.
The Federal Trade commission has just made
report to congress on a condition that will clear
up what has been a mystery to the common peo
ple since the war began With knowledge tha
a great increase had taken place m the slaugh
tering of beef animals, the country "was amazed
at the scarcity of leather that followed. It now
transpires that the surplus hides have been
Carefully stored in cellars, while the packers and
the tanners reaped the profits. Exports of shoes'
have fallen away by fully half and imports of
hides have increased, but the price to the domes
tic consumer of leather has gone steadily upward;
What congress can or will do is only to be con
jectured, but it does notv seem possible that the
price of leather can be much longer held at its
present altitude. With other forms of profiteer
ing under the ban, no reason appears for allow
ing the owners of the heaped-np hides t. con
tinue hoarding at a time when leather is so much
in request.. "'; ' " J .vj
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No Prospect of Cabinet Changes.
V President Wilson has reappointed and the
senate has confirmed the selection of A.' S. Bur
leson to be postmaster general, which' strongly
supports the belief that the president is not seri
ously thinking of making any, changes ' in his
cabinet. No department of the government has
been more seriously criticised than the Potoffice
under the direction of Mr. Burleson, whose critics
are not all merely dissatisfied agitators. His de
partment has been one of the serious weaknesses
of the democratic administration and to con
tinue hid. for another four years does not prom
ise great relief in the handling of the mails.
Freedom's Greatest Battle Hymn
Scotch Newspaper' 8 Tribute to the4' Battle Hymn of the
, : r i Republic." v .
Norman Maclean in Edinburgh Scotsman. ...
There is no doubt but that the greatest
battle hymn in the English language is
Julia Ward Howe's "BattHe-Hymn of the
Republic." When the northern states braced
themselves to the war of abolition, the feet
of the soldiers marched to the beat of its
rhythm, and the souls of men were wafted
on Us wings to the feet of the Eternal. It
sprang out of an agony such as we are now
enduring the agony of a great nation fac
ing death and endless misery that freedom
might endure. And if any hymn can ex
press the feeling of the soul amid the hor
rors of war or calm its fears with the cer
tainty of the triumph of Right, it is this
hymn. In these days we should make it our
Just as "Tipperary" was sung by every
soldier at the beginning of this war, the
"Battle-Hymn of the Republic" was uni
versally 'sung by the northern soldiers as
tkey marched. They, sang it to the tune of
John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the
dust, but his soul goes marching on." There
are few stories more beautiful than that of
old John Brown, whose soul went marching
on, leading the northern hosts to Gettys
burg and to final victory. Today that same
dauntless soul is leading the hosts across the
Atlantic surge, sending the message ringing
ahead, "Hold on, we are coming." A Puritan
of the Puritans, John Brown learned , to
abhor slavery and hate, war from bis youth.
He knew nO passion but the passion of free
dom. When he was well-nigh alone he
opened war upon the citadels of slavery,
and went the way of all the forerunners. For
drawing the sword in the first conflict, he
was tried and condemned to death. In the
fight two of his sons were killed; at the ex
ecution four of his sons were hanged with
On the second day of this month, 58 years
ago, Tohn Brown was led out of the jail at
Charfestown, Va., and the procession 'was
formed to his Calvary. Ntar the door of the
prison stood a black woman with a child
in her arms, and he stooped and kissed the
child tenderly. For it is ever so; the man
who faces death with a heart of steel has
a well of tenderness at the core.
"You are a game man," said "a soldier
who rode in the wagon with him.
"Yes," he said, "I was so trained uo;
it was one of the lessons of my mother; but
it is hard to part from friends, though newly
They came to the top of the hill where
the gallows stoodnd he looked round
about him. , ' . - v
"This is a beautiful country," he . said;
"I haye not cast my eyes over it before,
r And so John Brown died with his sons
for the freedom of the slaves. What death
meant was only understood afterwards.
Three years later Lincoln proclaimed the
freedom of the slaves, and the great fight
was joined. When John Brown kissed that
thick-lipped child, slavery's death-knell be
gan to ring. His body turned to dust; but
his soul led on the embattled hosts to" free
dom. - ' ; ' . ;
Julia Ward Howe took the tune of "John
Brown's Body," and set it ,the noblest of
alf songs of victory and freedom. It has
rbeen sung today with the passion of 60 years
ago surging in the heart of the people of the
states as they sought God's blessing enter
ing on this last war for the freedom of the
world's soul. And when we assemble, at the
behest of our king, on the first Sunday of
the New Year to seek the same blessing of
God, we could not find arty nobler hymn to
sing than this. By singing the "Battle
Hymn of the Republic" in our churches we
would feel our unity with' our brethren
across the Atlantic we would realize that
the cause which can summon to its standard
so great a host, animated by so holy an
ideal, is marching to victory as certain as the
rising of the sun. And we would hear the
marching of the feet of that mighty multi
tude who in all ages died for freedom, .but
never died in vain. As the words are not
to be found in our hymnaries, they are given
here. They were sung in Westminster Ab
bey in the presence of the king when the
United States entered the war:t
Mine eye have aeen the glory of the coming of
the Lord: . " - , .. '
He ia trampling out the vintage' where the-grapes
of wrath are stored; " , .''
He has loosed the fatal lightning of His terrible
swift sword, i ?
. His .Truth is marching on; . '
Glory, glory. Hallelujah, ' !
Hia Truth ia marching onv ' n..
I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred
circling camps: 1 f
They have builded Him an altar in the evening
dews and damps;
I have read His righteous sentence by the dim
and flaring lamps. , ! -
His Day ia marching on;
Glory, glory, Hallelujah,
i His Day is marching on.
I have read a fiery gospel writ i burnished rows
of steel; ?
As ye deal with my con tern mers so with you My
grace shall deal;
Let the Hero born of woman crush the serpent with
Since God is marching on;
Glory, glory, Hallelujah, -'
Since God ia marching on. '
He hatb sounded forth the trumpet that shall never
He Is sifting out the hearts of men before His
0 be swift, my soul, to answer .Him; be jubilant,
Our God ia marching on; '
Glory, glory, Hallelujah,
Our God is marching on.
In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born beyond
tha sea, ' ,
With a glory in Hia bosom thai transfigures you
, and me;
As He died to make men holy, let us live to make
men freel -
While God la marching on;
. . Glory, glory, HaNflujah, ,
While God la marching on.
Visualizing the $18,000,000,000 War Bill
Comparative Calculations On the Size of the Pile
Leslie Klug in Popular Mechanics.
The last congress appropriated, for the
purpose of the war, $18,000,000,000, which is
said to be the largest sura ever appropriated
Chancellor, Avery is the latest Nebraskan to
be drafted by Uncle Sam for special war work.
In lime this state will have quite a respectable
'list of names of its citizens who are serving the
government in emergency. :
- Omaha retailers responded nobly to the sug
gestion of the fuel administrator for the shorter
business day, showing the spirit that marks all
our citizens when it comes to helping out on the
War.' ' f: " . - .V; '. ': .'
by any parliament at a single session. Noth
ing but the incomparable wealth and the
elsewhere unequaled resources of our bounti
ful country, made such an appropriation pos
sible. "V ' s '; i ' f v
It is the purpose of this article to present
spme tangible idea of the hugeness of the ex-,
penditure that the American people will
make in order that (in the words of their
most . loved hero) 'Igovemment for the
people and by the people may not perish
from the earth." .
To begin with, let us form' some definite
and concrete conception of the mere bulk; of
the money itself. If the $18,000,000,000 were
to be coined into $5 gold pieces, and if these
$5 gold pieces were to be laid face to face,
as are the pennies that one gets in packages
at the bank, they would form a golden rod
over 3,000 miles in length.
If the $18,000,000,000 were coined : into
pennies and treated in a like manner, you
would have seven great copper cables, each
long enough to form a mighty telegraph
main to connect us with the t moon, - even
though she is 240,000 miles away,'
If the vast sum were made into ' $1
bills, there might be constructed a path of
them, IS inches wide, which would extend
nearly 17 times around the earth at the
equator. These bills would also completely
cover or "paper" 99 square miles of ground.
If gathered into a heap of pennies this
vast sum would make a column 152 feet
square, over 1,400 feet high, or nearly
twice the height of the Woolworth building.
If we were now to recoin .our $18,000,
000,000, l- this time into silver dollars and
were to ' spread them on the ground and if
a man' were to come along and think he had
hit upon a silver mine and start to pick them
up, how long would it be 'before he could ac
complish his task? ,
Well, if he could pick up the dollars at
the rate of 100 a minute, and could maintain
that pace for 10 hours each day, it would
take seven more men after him, each work
ing for 100 years,, to complete the job. '
Suppose that you and I were merely
peaceful pioneers looking only for land in
which to invest our comfortable inheritance
of $18,000,000,000: We couldn't go after
$1.25 government land, because there isn't
enough of it on earth. We wouldn't be able
to confine our farm within the limits of a
single continent, even if there were some
wholly unoccupied continent that we could
vbuy up. Our ranch would be almost five
times the size of the United States.
. We must be resolved then to pay
civilized prices. Well, at $100 an acre, we
might put an end to the world war by go
ing over and buying up the whole of Ger
many, which we coujd just nicely ac
complish and still have enough money left
to maintain the kaiser on a shooting park for
the balance of his days.
These figures are set forth only to give
some representation of the magnitude of
$18,000,000,000. ; They may, however, be
taken- also as some indication' of, what
America can really do when she has finally
cleared herself for action in the tremendous
conflict across the seas. , : ' ,
People and Events
Back in 1906 the kaiser presented his por
trait, 6x9 feet, to' the Brooklyn Institute
museum. Where is that picture now?
Turned to the wall? 7 Worse than that. It
is gathering cobwebs in the junk room of the
museum. - .-.. J ' , ;
Scoffers- along the wef belts of Minne
sota are fully convinced that W, G. Calder
wood, prohibition leader and. spokesman, is
as dry as they make 'era. After a recent
speech extolling the water wagon, the house
took fire from sparks and Mr. Calderwood
nimbly chased himself down the fire escape.
No danger of the wet belt getting as dry as
that. - -' : -. 'v.;,. ,
A pro-German lawyer named Von Hoe
gen at New Haven, Conn., wrote on his
questionnaire ; "Deutschland uber Allies."
Within a few hours a squad of wrathy
Americans were over Von Hoegen and what
they did to him was aplenty. The policeman
who arrived too late to interfere remarked,
"He got what was coming to him," and callecf
the ambulance. ,
vAttacks on the loyalty of some of the
teaching force of Greater New ,York put the
entire force under suspicion. Half a dozen
pro-German teachers have been dismissed
and many more are under investigation.
Walt Whitman school No. 43 of Brooklyn
has issued a declaration of loyalty modeled'
after the Declaration of Independence and
signed by the teaching staff without excep
A . new campaign ' against ambulance
chasing in neighboring states has been
launched by the State Bar association of
Minnesota. 'A state law developed the busi
ness of importing damage suits from other
states for trial there, yielding big profits for
members of the profession. Abuses natural
ly, grew out. of the employment of business
scouts, and cluttered courts with litigation
from which only lawyers profited. The pres
ent campaign gains strength from the fact
that taxpayers are pinched for $10,000 -a
year to foot bills incurred in litigating busi
ness from the outside.
I TODAY I
no Tear Ago Today In the "War.
Merlin claimed fresh aucceaaeg over
the KuMsians wt ot Riga.
. French transport Admiral Magon
mnk by submarine, wltfh Ion of ISO
lives. ' -mSv , 1'
"Lloyd Ci&orne declared world on
eve of greatest liberation since French
"revolution. i '-. . t
The Dny We CeMirate. " '
Judge V. B. Rom M the aupreme
cuurt of Nebraska, born 1862,
Herman B;J Peters, late nost of
Merchants hel, born-Iff?.
Robert W. JieBrlde, adjutant-general
of the Grand Army, born In Rich
land county, Ohio, 74 yeara ago today.
Frank J. Cannon, former United
" states senator from Utah, born In Salt
Lake City, 69 year ago today.
Cliarleg Curtis, United State, ten
ator from Kansas, bora in Shawnee
county, Kansas, &8 year ago today.
, Tiifjj Day lot Hlslorr, , v
181 S Rev. Benjamin M. Palmer,
moderator of the first southern ae-
wmbly of the Preabytertan church,
- born at Charleston. S. C Died at Ifew
Orleans, May 38, 1902. .1
1830 Robert X. Ilayne addressed
congress In defense-of states' rights.
J S2 Peace resolutions were of
fered in the Confederate States con
gress in Richmond by Henry S. Foote
of Mtaiitwlppi. ' ..
1863 leneral Joseph Hooker was
( appointed to the command of the
federal arm of the Potomac
Just SO Years Ago Today
Lee Frost was formally appointed
deputy sheriff and Jailer by Sheriff
Coburn and was sworn In by County
There is said to be k noticeable fall
ing off in applications for marriage
licenses since the Inauguration of leap
year, v?.., ,
A meeting has been called to take
place at the office of Penrose & Har
din of all the business firms Inter
ested in a base ball city league. The
following firms will send represent
atives: Richardson Drug company,
Rector, Wilhelmy & 1C0., McCord
Brady & Co., Joseph Garneau
Cracker company, C B. Mayne. Crane
Bros, and Chicago Bargain Store com
pany. " -v. . t V
, S. M. Burdette, recently, appointed
internal revenue inspector for this
section of Nebraska, with headquar
ters in this city, has arrived from
Louisville, Ky., - and taken quarters
at the Paxton.
Rond About' the State
Not a flicker of a cloud is visible
on the financial sky of BUtler county.
The treasury bulges with the fatness
of a balance of f 161,434.66, a gain
of $3,500 over the previous year, and
a mere bagatelle of $6,000 in out
standing . bond Truly a proud
showing for county officials and
cheery evidence of public thrift tor
Crete Vldette-Herald is curious to
know If -the Wtlber brewery converted
into vinegar the surplus of beer on
hand,' May 1, 1317. Announcement
was made at the time that vinegar
machinery would be installed and the
outlawed "suds', turned to vinegar.
If not, why not? Will the sheriff
ease the anxiety and tell the 'curious
Cretan what became of the beer? -
Aurora Republican calls down the
local Board of Education for delay
ing action on the request of the State
Council of Defense for abolishing
German studies In the schools. "Sup
pose," says the Republican, "the boys
in the trenches pursued the same
deliberate policy, how long do you
think it would take them to win the
war?" The board has the floor to
mak answer. - -1
Sidney. Telegraph - thunders In
cheerful double-column tones over
reports of Increasing 4uction sales of
farm land in various counties. Sales
are ascribed to the loss of farmers'
sons called to the colors, and tlte in
disposition of the elders for further
intensive work. "The general effect,"
says the Telegraph, "is to give the
small farmer a chance to acquire a
place and an eauto ment of his own."
Out of the Ordinary
Chicago Is to establish a special
court for the trial of gunmen. A like
distinction may be accorded gun
women in due time when suffrage gets
in full swing. v
The first thing that happens to a
newly born Greek child is a bath in
warm wine, in which myrtle leaves
have been diped. He ia then rubbed
with salt In some parts of the coun
try he ia also rubbed with pepper, as
& sign of the hard life he will have
Twenty yeara ago a Korean school
boy named Cynn was imprisoned be
cause he had organized a literary so
ciety to discuss matters of general in
terest. Since completing his educa
tion in America, Mr. Cynn has been
made principal of his old school, the
Seoul Methodist Episcopal School for
Illinois state authorities have in
stiuted an investigation of the
"diplomas" of quack doctors in Chi
cago. A new state law provides for
more effective supervision of, the
practice of medicine, and those hith
erto thriving on nerve - instead r of
talent are as good as booked for some
other con game. , v
Champions of Tacoma are again in
the ring for another round with the
American Geographic society for
persisting in the name Mt. Rainer in
stead of Mt Tacoma. Ben I Harvey
champions the Indian name and cuts
the ground- from under the society's
claim of right of discovery. Mr.
Harvey shows that the Indians dis
covered the mountain . Ions; before
Ranier was born. -
Minneapolis Journal: In this fuel
crisis the weather man might do . a
little something patriotic with a
Chinook wind. .'
Louisville Courier-Journal: Every
time you work up a lot of enthusiasm
about conserving fuel the weather
bureau throws a cold wave upon that
Washington Post: When Germans
claim to have, invented a new gas
horror to be used exclusively against
Americans, it becomes evident that
they know nothing of the: American ,
St. Louis Globe Democrat: Old
folks hate winter so strongly that if
they had felt that way about it when
they were young the entire population
would be living several hundred, miles
farther, south. ?
r Washington Post: Now if the fuel
administration and all the hot air fac
tories will only" agree to close down
on the 14 workless dys, there will be
less ground for complaint, besides a
considerable saving of coat
Hartford PoSt: Potsdamnation is
a word coined by Joseph W. Hayes of ,
Chicago, to describe the disease t,hat
afflicts the world. Just why the
world, hasn't thought before of such
a good word to fit the case is a mys
tery. ., . v , ' '
Brooklyn Eagle: Live stock raisers
$enj. the. need fpr4a "meatless day."
They think a "porkless day" would ,
be Justified. ' In the national congress
this notion wilTnot meet with much
acceptance, for porklessnesa is ex
' Light and Conservation.
yOmaha, Jan. 21.- To the Editor of
The Bee: X was out at 1 a. m. one
day last week and out again at 6 a. m
(same day) and noticed large sec
tions of brilliantly-illuminated bill
boards covered, with advertisements,
among them the Nebraska Power
company, which furnished the lighting.
In these days of conservation of
light jnd heat and early closing of
Btores and offices and other institu
tlons- it struck me that this spectacle
would tie somewhat amusing to pro-
German inhabitants asfa sample of
our economy. ' If there is an explana
tion as to why these big advertising
signs are allowed to run all night it
ought to be in the way of a reason
and not simply an excuse.
A. L. TIMBLIN.
' Wait Till the Sheriff Is Through.
Omaha, Jan. 24. To the Editor of
The Bee: In an interview published,
in Tne Bee the "queen ot the boot
leggers" is quoted as saying a local
theater manager has offered her $50
a week, to appear on the stage about
10 minutes at each performance.
I am wondering if it is the inten
tion to make heroes of lawbreakers
'and if the manager Is not making
himself ft party thereto by encourag
ing lawlessness, and is the public ex
pected also to show its approval of
lawbreaking by attending said thea
ter in increased number during the
engagement of the "queen of boot
leggers?" I. J. C.
, Conservation and Morals.
Omaha Jan. 23. -To the Editor of
The Bee: Several patrons of Omaha
and vicinity have held communica
tion with each other in regard to sav
ing fuel in more ways than the clos
ing of our grocery stores, drug stores
and, in fact, all of our -business places.
The papers have stated the depart
ment stores are to open at 9 a. m. and
close at 5 p. m. and we have come to
the conclusion that this is a very good
idea. But as to closing the picture
shows for the afternoons we have a
slightly different opinion.
Why not- close the pool halls at an
earlier hour in the evening arid keep
the picture shows open as entertain
ment for our young men? This would
put a great many mothers' minds at
ease and rest in regard to where
their sons are spending their even
ings. What is your opinion?
Now, as a matter of fact, soft drink
parlors for men are about the! same
as pool halls. Why not close them
at an earlier hour than the hour de
cided upon? This will surely help to
save a considerable amount of fuel
and will also be a betterment to the
young men of our city. '
A young man goes to a pool hall
and spends a great deal of his money
in playing pool. Now, take all these
nickels and dimes and they would
buy a large amount of our govern
ment war savings stamps and would
help our government to a great ex
The young men go to these places
(pool halls and soft drink parlors)
and plot crimes with men of ill rep
utation whom they nave met in the
places. Some of these crimes have
sent a great many of our boys and
young men to various ' institutions,
such as Jails, reformatories and peni
tentiaries. We hope that the public will take
notice and . base their own opinions
on what we have referred to In this
respect, . i.x MRS. W. E. D.
f e) ; " 11 ei II I'
' SUNNY GEMS.
Bill 1 see that an elephant's trunk con
tains 48,000 muscles, whereas a man's body
has, only 527. . . i
Jill Well, you.must remember, old scout,
that a man doesn't have to eat peanuts with
his nose. Yonkers Statesman.
. "This law la queer business."
"They swear a man to toll the truth."
"And every time he shows signs of doing
it, some lawyer objects." Louisville Courier
Journal. "What became of that sign you had In
your bank which read: 'If you're looking
for trouble, start something?'"
"Oh. we had to take it down. New cus
tomers read it and were afraid to start a
bank account." Boston Transcript.
A Stubborn Cough
Loosens Right Up
Tola home-made remedy far s irradee
for quick revolts. Easily and
The prompt and positive action of this
simple, inexpensive home-made remedy!
in quickly healing the inflamed or swollen
membranes of the throat, chest or bron
chial tubes and breaking up tighfl
coughs, has caused it to be used in mora
homes than anr other cough remedy
Under its healing, soothing influence
chest soreness goes, phlegm loosens,
breathing becomes easier, tickling in
throat stops and you get a good night'a
restful sleep. The usual throat and
chest colds are conquered by it in 24
hours or less. Nothing better for bron
chitis, hoarseness, croup, Whooping
cough, bronchial asthma or winter,
To make this splendid cough syrup
pour 2 ounces of sPinex (60 cents
worth), into a pint bottle and fill tha
bottle with plain granulated sugar syrup
and shake thoroughly. You then have
a ful pint a family supply of a much
better cough syrup than "you could buy
ready-made jor $2.50. Keeps perfectlK
and children love its pleasant taste.
Pinex is a special and highly concen
trated compound of genuine Norway
pine extract, and is known the world
over for its promptness, ease and cer
tainty in overcoming stubborn coughs
nd chest colds.
To avoid disappointment ask your1
druggist for "2 ounces of Pinex" with
full directions, and don't accept any
thing else. Guaranteed to give absolute
satisfaction or monev promptly refunded.
The Pincx Co., Ft, Wayne, Ind.
Mr. Business Man
We have several high class
capable men on our list
who can qualify for pre
ferred positions, and
would make a change if
the proper inducements
Are you interested in
securing efficient men?
1138 First Nat'l Bk. Bldg.
The superiority of our equipage
and the courtesy of our attendants
make it possible for us to arrange
and conduct a funeral service of
meritorious character. We render a
consistent charge for our work.
N. P. SWANSON
Funeral Parlor, (Eatablished 1888)
17th and Cumins; Sts. Tel. Douglas 1660.
Landlady That new bo&rSor doesn't talk
about himself, does he?
Housemaid No. '
Landlady Wonder If he'a married?
Housemaid Sure he Is.
Landlady How do, you know?
Housemaid He only uses one koqk In the
wardrobe in his room. Buffalo Bspress.
There's a robin on a bough , in tbe maple
Don't you hear
His sons so clear.
He carols and he sings
And he tells us of the spring,
Aft winter's drear.
Early In the morn at break of d.
W hear hia trill
When all Is still. , .
So sweet his ong and clear
It seems as if 'to cheer,
Who listen will. , ' .
When other birds' long since have gone to
'Test I - - '
We hear his lay A
Late in the day. " '
How sweet Is the refrain
As he sings out in the rain,
When clouds are gray. , BELL VIEW,
a mm. m
for Coughs e Colds
That wretching, torturous
tearing at the throat and Jungs
give away to ease and comfort
through the prompt use of Dr. New
Discovery the standard cough and
cold remedy for 50 years. Keep it on
Khand and use freely. It goes right to
the root of a cold brings up the phlegm
and eases the raw, feverish membranes.
Containing balsams, it cools and soothes
tbe sore parts. Just the thing for baby's
croup. The kiddie likes iu YoOrdiug.
. gistaelljlt. -.
Dizzr? Bill nn7 Cnnetinatail?
Dr. King's new Life Pills cause a healthy
flow of Bile ano) rids your Stomaofi
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.
Pet a bottle today. ' All druggists.,
, NOW, OF ALL TIMES, IS THE TIME
v TO HAVE MUSIC IN YOUR HOME
THESE are time when music is a blessing, a
solace, a comfort. These are the times when
every means should be employed to strength
en home ties. Every means should be used to drive
away gloomy thoughts and lighten heavy spirits.
Make your home cheerful. Make it the rallying,
point for your family and friends and make music
its chief enjoyment and means of entertainment.
This is THE TIME to get your
piano, for this is a time) you
Bead H MOST. No other form
of diversion is so satisfying and
' comforting as MUSIC, and a
piano in your home, TODAY,
will prove to be an invaluable
source 'of fafcntal relief and
'.cheer. ;-V.,.: ' - ,
A. Hospe Co.
1513 Douglas St 1
Emerson Upright. ...... .$1 15
Bailey Upright .$110
Stager Upright. ..... , .$125
Camp & Co., Upright..... $165
Kimball Upright...... '...$175
Boardman Upright. .$180
i1" in,lrunienU will be
Ukea in exchange at full price
upon any new instrument pur
chased within one year.
. : $3.50 Per Month
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