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fective as a well aimed one.
Disaster to Troop Transport' 1 ,
Americans are called upon to sustain the first
really serious shock of their participation in the
war, in the loss of a torpedoed troop transport
and the sacrifice of lives attendant. That prac
tically nine-tenths of the ship's company escaped
from death is a sufficient proof of the care exer
cised for the safety of the men in such dire emer
gency. Such an encounter has been within the possi
bilities, and even extremely probable, with each
shipload of soldiers sent to France. Troop move
ments have been carried on with full knowledge
that German submarines were lurking in the path,
and that ceaseless vigilance could not guaranty
absolute safety. Such is the chance of war, ac
cepted by all who enter. It was to rid the world
of the menace of the submarine we took up our
part in the war, knowing well it would be turned
against us in all its inhumane capacity for de
struction. Americans were prepared to make sacrifices,
and will not be deterred in their purpose because
called upon to mourn soldiers lost on a troop ship
sunk in pursuit of wholesale assassinations. Their
lives are spent on the altar of freedom, and in
their memory their countrymen will renew the
vow to make the world free. The bridge of
ships, called for by Pershing, will be established,
and in time the power that launched the U-boat
and the other atrocious things that have shocked
an appalled world will be toppled and destroyed,
for freemen are not to be terrified into submission.
Food Production in 1918
EzJiausted Europe Rests Hope On America's Surplus
A military wedding in Texas was presided
over by Chaplain Clinch. That ought to hold
Team work is needed to win in any game, and
especially in war, so the word to Washington is
"Get together 1"
Are we ready to accept a dictator for the pe
riod of the war? This is the question the presi
dent has put up to congress.
' Carranza may congratulate the kaiser on his
birthday, but when he wants to borrow money
or get help of any kind he turns to Washington.
Spain sent a 48-hour ultimatum to Germany a
week ago, but no reply has been announced yet.
Ultimatums long since ceased to worry the
Kaiser Wilhelm condoles with a Trussian count
who has lost six sons in battle, although up to
the present all the kaiser's precious progeny are
safe enough. ,
The Turk is talking of a tunnel to connect
V Asia and Europe at Constantinople. So far as the
Turk is concerned, the project will not likely get
Our state, railway board thinks that careless
ness existed somewhere. in connection with the
street car smash on North Twenty-fourth street.
The board is not atone in holding this opinion.
. The fuel administrator has fixed a standard
schedule of profits for coal dealers in Nebraska.
Now, if he will only arrange an equally standard
schedule for delivery, he will deserve public
thanks. ' 4 ' ,
As toll of the U-boat mounts higher, the de
termination to wipe it out increases. This is
something the kaiseritei have overlooked, just as
they failed to give ull value to other points in
their program. , . . .
Change in command will not affect the import
ance of the balloon school at Fort Omaha. When
Colonel Hersey leaves he wilt take with him the
esteem of all Omahans who have come in con
tact with him, and who have learned to value him
as a sincere and capable officer.' Colonel Nance,
who now takes command at the school, is at the
head of the aeronautic service of the government,
which means that Fort Omaha is now in both fact
and name the "big" balloon school of the country.
Camouflage on Ship Building.
Statements emitted at Washington within the
last day or two are of a quality that deserve at
tention. In reiterating a, call for 250,000 skilled
workers at the shipyards, the language employed
is calculated to give the impression that these
men are wanted immediately, and that due to
their failure to come forward the great shipping
program is now' halted. The plain truth is that
the skilled workers called for were asked by th4
government to register themselves for service,
and to be ready for call. Agents of the govern
ment were instructed to warn the men not to
leave their present employment until notified
that they were needed at the" p'aiits in the east
As a matter of fact, the supply of workers skilled
"in the operations needed' for .constructing "fab
ricated" sliips is limited. Not a quarter of a mil
lion calkers and riveters are now to be found
outside the shipyards, but plenty of good me
chanics, who can readily be trained to use he au
tomatic tools employed, are eager to secure the
work. The big shipyards are not ready for these
men yet, and could not use them if they were on
the ground, It is unfair to the men and to the
public to insinuate that the workers are responsi
ble for delay in the shipping program.
President's War Control Bill.
President Wilson's views of what is needed
for centralizing war control, as expressed in the
measure offered in the senate by Siator Over
man, differ in one important regard from the bill
framed by the military affairs committee. It is
proposed that all power of appointment and man
agement shall be vested in the president, all
other laws being set aside for the period of the
war. His selections are to be his own, without
reference to the senate, while the committee's
plan requires that the superior war council be
selected' by the president subject to confirma
tion by the senate.
In plain words, the president does not want
to share with congress any of the work of di
recting the war. He prefers to dictate and not
to counsel. It will be his part to manage every
thing in the way of active operations, prepara
tion, training, equipment snd dispatch of troops;
the making of contracts, selection of administra
tors, and all other functions or duties that arise
from the war activities of the country. Congress
would be limited to the task of providing ways
and means for carrying on the president's plans.
No such grant of power ever was asked or
given to an American president, and the wisdom
of such action at this time may well be ques
tioned. The plan transcends a mere vote of con
fidence in the president; it eliminates congress
entirely. Senators have protested that the estab
lishment of a central board to co-ordinate war ac
tivities would be unconstitutional, because of its
interference with the powers of the president,
a strained and doubtful construction of the com
mittee's measure. How will the same objection
apply to the president's measure, which would
do away entirely with a branch of the government
whose powers are equal to those of the execu
Both sides agree that closer co-operation is
needed and that better control must be had, if
we are going to make headway. It remains now
only to close the gap between the capitol-and
the White House and perhaps America will be
ready to take her share in the work of freeing
the world for democracy.
David Lubin, the American head of the
extremely useful International Institute of
Agriculture at Rome, warns his countrymen
that Europe's crops will- probably be less this
year than they were last, through the uni
versal exhaustion, and appeals to our peo
ple to take extraordinary measures to supply
the deficiency with an increased and a' max
imum production. Unless we do so, Mr.
Lubin says, and in particular unless we try
to restore the neglected cattle production of
the arid states, our allies, who are depending
on the United States for the greater part of
their food, will be reduced to a condition
similar to that of Germany and Austria,
where there is really food enough only for
the armies, leaving the civil population to die
off with under-nutrition. The demand can
be met and the appeal should be heeded.
That it may not have been made in vain is
indicated by the enormous and unwonted
production of our fields in 1917. The re
turns of the Department of Agriculture show
that the farm products of the United States
last year reached a value of $19,443,849,381,
which was more than $6,000,000,000 over the
production of 1916 and $9,000,000,000 above
that of 1916 Food crops were 70 per cent of
this total of farm products. And those who
had noted with concern the decrease of cattle
production in the west will be reassured to
learn that animals and animal products in
1917 were $1,500,000,000 above the total of
Just what proportion of the great in
crease in the value of farm products was due
to their increase in price rather than to the
gain in quantity produced is not yet ap
parent from the government returns, but we
know that quantity, as well as value, greatly
increased. The condition is vastly en
couraging as to what we can do toward feed
ing the allied world and ourselves. If we
could put a farm production of $19,000,000,
000, in one year, in the place of one of $10,
000,000,000, we can da still better in another
year, for the excellent reason that for every
acre that was added to our tilled or pastured
! fields in 1917, another acre can be added in
i 1918. The land which had been otherwise
employed, or left fallow, up to 1917, but then
was cultivated, is in a better condition to
produce well this year than it was last. The
high value of products warrants and indeed
enforces intensive cultivation, and intensive
cultivation means a larger yield per acre in
1918 than in 1917. The only thing that
stands in the way of still higher production
in 1918 than in 1917, is the scarcity of labor
and the farmers' fear that it may be still
scarcer. This lack may be met by govern
ment organization and direction of the labor
supply. An instance of what may be done
in this direction is the step which the gov
ernment has taken for the importation of
60,000 agricultural laborers from Porto Rico
and the Virgin Islands. The lack of trans
portation may also be regarded as a
hindrance, especially as the western farmers
are now complaining that if they do not have
cars to move their corn soon the supply will
be lost. But we may confidently expect that
the car famine will be over by another win
ter. It is at all events not only the Ameri
can farmer's opportunity, but his patriotic
duty, to beat this year his crop production of
1917 by as much as that exceeded any
There may be some doubt as to whether
Mr. Lubin's appeal to the people of the arid
states to devote more landto cattle grazing
can be answered -as he wishes it to be. The
demand for food crops is pushing more and
more land out of pasturage in those states
and into tillage. Probably we have passed
the limit of maximum cattle production in
the arid states. But we are gaining steadily
on stall-fed cattle production and pasturage
in fenced lands further east. There is a great
deal of leeway there, and also in the produc
tion of swine nad mutton sheep. We can
feed the allied world if we will. It is the
duty of every man, woman and child who
planted and tended an acre in 1917 to plant
and tend two acres in 1918. It is the fight
ing line for us at home. Boston Transcript.
Government Ownership and the War.
In reporting a bill dealing with the railroads,
Chairman Smith of the senate committee on in
terstate commerce said: "Your committee is of
the opinion that this is the time for war emer
gency legislation, and not the time to settle the
many cbntroversial and vexed questions concern
ing our future transportation problems." And in
this position the committee is eminently right.
The government, took over control of the rail
roads as a war measure, and for the present all
other considerations may well be laid aside. The
successful prosecution of the war will occupy all
our faculties and demand the full employment
of all our resources. Advocates of government
ownership can well afford to allow their peculiar
views to remain in suspense until the issue of the
war has been determined. It will then be time
enough to decide if the roads are to be held per
manently as public possessions. Just now it is im
peratively necessary that they be operated to
their fullest, capacity as adjuncts to the war
' A difference of opinion has developed between
the food administrator and the millers as to the
price of cornmeal, which ought soon to be ad
justed. People are perfectly willing to eat corn
meal, and it is good for' them and all that, but
they should not be soaked on the cost.
Whether it is due to fuel shortage, or to some
other cause, the sawdust trail in Washington is
reported to be not so warm as Rev. "Billy" Sun
day has found it elsewhere. "Billy" threatens to
kick off the brake and throw her into high gear
if an improvement is not noted. t
Pot and Kettle Efficiency
Congress Fails to Practice What It Preaches
Administrative officials, whether at Wash
ington or at state capitals, could make a tak
ing rejoinder to their legislative investi-
L gators and assailants. "What," they might
retort, you attack Us for inetiiciency? But
who is so notoriously inefficient as you?
Your eongress and your legislatures are the
worst dawdlers on earth. The simplest bill
to speed up the war, or to give the admin
istration needed authority, you take days to
frame and tear to pieces in committee, and
then weeks to debate and pass. You waste
more time and motion and money than any
branch of the government. It it not, then,
very much like satan rebuking sin for you
to be all the while raising the cry that presi
dents and governors are not efficient?"
Voices of this tenor are sometimes heard
within legislative bodies themselves. Only
last year a greatly daring senator rose at
Washington to tell his startled colleagues
that they were the most awful example of
inefficiency. They delayed and they dis
puted; they spent dayson trifles when mat
ters of the first magnitude were waiting for
decision; they railed at others for lack of
promptness and vigor at the very time that
they were exasperating the country by their
dilatoriness and timidity. An echo of this
was heard at Albany on Monday. Senator
Wellington moved the final adjournment of
the legislature on February 28, declaring that
all the necessary public business could be
transacted by that date if the legislature
were industrious. He added:
"We have wasted opportunity and money,
and shamefully wasted precious time. I am
not finding fault with the individual senators,
but with the system no, I shall not dignify
it by calling it that with the chaos of our
existence. We have a very delightful time
as members of a club might have. We meet
to gossip, play politics, scheme, and think
things, but we are not discharging our legis
lative duties. I am a member of half a
dozen committees. Only one of these has
met at all. How long could a business
corporation go on in the fashion we do and
This is the natural feeling of any busi
ness man, or a person accustomed to quick
thinking and rapid action, when first brought
into contact, as a member of the legislature
or of congress, with the methods of lawmak
ing. Lord Morley has a chapter on "Par
liamentarism," in his recent book of recol
lections, in which he discusses the question
with both humor and insight, Speaking out
of his own experience, he shows how an alert
and prompt man is at first almost driven to
despair by the pottering ways of the House
of Commons. The waste of time and speech,
the rooted unwillingness to come to a de
cision, the cross-purposes, the stupidities, the
infinite postponements of matters crying for
speedy settlement, fill him with weariness
and disgust. But in time he comes to a
different mind. He perceives that the intent
and the best effect of a Parliament is not to
act as a board of directors for the swift dis
patch of business. There are other ends to
serve. The varied and complex opinions of
the nation have to be represented. This
means that differing minds have to be
brought together. This takes time. And
then there is the function of a Parliament as
the grand inquisitor of the nation. This
may often be more important than the purely
legislative function, or the power of the
purse, in England and in the United States
today we see the commons and congress
subserving this need of forcing publicity for
the facts which the people are entitled to
know, and compelling the government to
answer a whole series of questions.
In view of all this, no case arises for
a sort of pot-and-kettle argument about the
comparative efficiency of congress and the
administration. Doubtless it is true that not
one man in a hundred of those who criticise
President Wilson could have done a hun
dredth part as well as he has. For a senator
to challenge the wisdom of Secretary Baker
does not mean setting himself up as wiser.
You can tell whether a shoe pinches your
foot, said Dr. Johnson, even if you cannot
make any kind of shoe yourself. So congress
can inquire into administrative errors even
though the ablest member of the committee
might have made worse errors. It is the
business of congress to find out as well as to
do. Thus far in the session, it has given a
great deal of time to investigating. It has
done almost no legislating. But it would be
a short-sighted view which should regard
this as a proof of inefficiency. If the most
important thing was to get information, for
both congress and the country, then it was
efficient to set about getting it. We have to
bear in mind a fundamental difference be
tween the efficiency of an administrator and
that of a legislator. The former has to act with
decision, to put driving-power behind public
work, to choose the right men and hold
them to their jobs. But congress has to in
quire, to debate, to reconcile conflicting in
terests. It has to criticise before it can
People and Events
February's initial drive foreshadows the
short and ugly record.
Suffering from acromegaly; or. something
like that,; a Chicago girl is seven feet tall
and still growing. Bound to be seen, if not
heard, in the loop jam.
The death of Senator Hughes of New
Jersey at the age of 46, lifts the mortality
record of the 65th congress to 10, evenly
divided between the two bodies.
Carter H. Harrison, former mayor of
Chicago, is striving to break into one of the
dollar-a-year jobs at Washington. With a
municipal campaign staged for the spring
months, Carter seeking war service tops the
record of patriotic sacrifice.
From a business point of view knowledge
of the political ropes is a big asset. Minne
apolis papers report that former Governor
Eberhart has fallen into the shipbuilding
business at San Diago, hooking up with a
company that copped a big government con
tract. For one reason or another war en
courages a revival of man's crowning glory,
full-fledged whiskers. Full beards already
are esteemed a badge of service at the front.
Home patriots appreciate the badge of dis
tinction and quickly get behind a hairy
In the rush of more gripping events, hu
manity hereabouts take, little note of the
complete disappearance of the sleigh and the
steed belted with jingling bells. Weeks of
good sleighing failed to resurrect a single
cutter or bobsled. Gassed to death. Gone,
but not forgotten.
Making sure there wasn't a drop of fight
ing blood in their circulating systems by
cutting off three fingers of their right
hands, two privates at the Greenville (S. C.)
training camp won four years' each in a
military prison. Wonder how they spruced
up courage to do the chopping?
When the courts impounded excess pay
ment of bills rendered by the New York Gas
company pending a decision on the 80 cent
gas rate, some $3,000,000 were gathered in
which the courts said belonged to the con- j
sumers. Barely two-thirds of the excess was
called for and the company pocketed the re- i
mains. A like situation follows the decision
of the courts that the 2-cent passenger rate
in Illinois is lawful. The railroads are re- i
funding the excess four-tenths of a cent a
mile, but comparatively few travelers saved
their rebate checks.
fine Year Ago Today in the War.
British continued vigorous offensive
toward Bapaume, on Somme front.
Sweden rejected President Wilson's
suggestion that all neutral nations
break with Germany.
The Day We Celebrate.
Benjamin 8. Baker, lawyer, born
A. 3. Egserss, president ot the
Omaha Fiber and Corrugated Box
company, born 1866.
Albert C. Kugel, city commissioner,
Alba Boardman Johnson, head of
Baldwin Locomotive Works, born 60
Dr. Rush Rhees, president of the
University ot Rochester, born in Chit-ago,
58 years ago. t .
John B. McDonald, brigadier gen
eral, national army, born in Ala
bama, 6 years ago - ? v-
This Day In History.
1815 The Congress of Vienna de
termined to abolish slavery.
1828 Jules Verne, the famous
writer of "supernatural fiction," born
ut Nantes, France. Died March 24.
, 1861 Confederate states congress
In session at Montgomery adopted a!
1870 Cc'arge Fuabody, the famous
pikl&nthroplst was burled at South J
Just 80 Years Ago Today
' A ' large audience assembled at
Boyd's to see Clara Morris in "Ar
Jacob Widener, bookkeeper for
Roaenberry's planing mill, passed his
34th milestone of life and was pre
sented with a fine plush rocking chair
by his assoeiatea In the mill.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Logan went
Jacob Schaefer, the champion 14-
Inph ba.lk lina hllllardlst of the world.
and Eugene Carter, champion at
linger billiards, arrived in this city to
appear at Exposition hall. -
The residence of Peter O'Malley,
on Cass street near Twenty-fifth, was
burglarized and $27 was walked away
At the meeting of the Omaha
Presbytery in the First Presbyterian
church, Rev. W. U. Henderson pre
sided and Rev. J. A. Hood of Schuyler
acted aa clerk- -
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: Cheer
up. Every day now brings us 24
houra nearer spring.
Minneapolis Tribune: We suspect
the president would like to decree a
few speechless days for t Senator
Chamberlain and the colonel.
Brooklyn Eagle: St. Patrick's day
narrowly escaped being the ninth
heatless Monday by falling on the
preceding Sunday. Lincoln's birthday
and Shrove Tuesday come on the same
day and escape by the same narrow
margin. Let Joy be unconflned.
Baltimore American: Women in
Prussia will be allowed to serve on
school boards and si.allar public com
mittees. This is, Indeed, a stride for
feminism in a kingdom whose ruler
has officially restrained women's
activities to church, nursery and
New Tork World: It will be sim
ple enough for Russia's Bolshevik
government to repudiate the foreign
debt contracted by the "bourgeois
government" It will not be so sim
ple to raise money for future national
needs without repudiating the repudi-
alAH fltifAnmant ruinri lamina sra
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tougher "scraps of paper" than
, treaties. '
! New Tork World: The shortage of
3.000 students at Columbia gives an
Idea of how the war has hit the col
leges. They have the credit of having
j responded to their country's demands
1 in a manner redounding to their pa
I trlotism and they may logically expect
la correspondingly patriotic response
I to their own needs by generous
Sidelights on the War
Spain's government officials are to
get a war bonus of a month's salary.
Great. Britain is using 200,000 ash
trees a year in the manufacture of
The total cost of the war to all
belligerents is now said te be at least
$5,000,000,000 a month.
Since the beginning of the war
Great Britain has piled up a national
debt amounting to $30,000,000,000.
Though the British soldier Is known
the world over as "Tommy Atkins,"
the name is seldom heard in the
British army itself.
The value of the property stolen by
Germany from Belgium is estimated
at $1,600,000,000, Germany will have
to repay and with interest
Seachllghts are playing a very im
portant part in the present warfare.
In one -instance the Germans on the
heights of the Italian front were
blinded by the rays of many lights
while the Italian engineers were
building bridges below, working in
In the most np-to-date war hos
nitals the surcreons and attendants are
required to wash their hands four(
times before performing an operation.
Each washina- must last five minutes.
In the first two processes warm water
and soap are used. The third wash
ing is done with alcohol and the
fourth with corrosive sublimate, the
last named being for the purpose of
Twice Told Tales
Willie and the Goat
"When the Germans reproach the
Belgians," said Colonel House, at a
luncheon in New Tork, "when the
Germans talk about guarantees
against Belgian aggression, I am
strongly reminded of little Willie.
"Little Willie ran howling with
rage to his mamma.
" That goat butted me! he roared.
The bad goat butted me in the stom
ach!' "'Are you sure you weren't teas
ing It?' hia mamma asked.
"No, no!' wailed Willie. "What
would I tease it for? I was only Just
can-in' my name on its back with my
new penknife.'" Washington Star.
The Infant Terrible.
A Chicago clergyman gives this ac
count ot infant resourcefulness:
His little daughter was feeling a bit
under the weather one evening, and
consequently was put to bed early.
She had not been tinder the covers
more than five minutes before she
called out: "Mother I want to see
"Go to sleep, dear," answered the
mother. "Father can't see you now."
In a few minutes she called once
more: "Mother, I've got to see fa
ther." "I can't disturb your father now.
He Is very busy. Go to sleep."
There was silence for nearly five
minutes. Then these words floated
down the stairs: "Mother, I am a
very sick woman, and I must see my
pastor at once." Everybody's Magazine.
Immoral Shows for Soldiers.
Camp Funston, Kan., Feb. 3. To
the Editor of The Bee: The other
night with some five companions we
went to Army City, Kan., and while
there entered the Orpheum theater.
Now the most part of the show was
all right but one part any self re
specting person would be ashamed to
witness. Girls partly dressed excited
the passion of the men Inside until
they roared as mad bulls. Then the
act itself, and the words the man
used not alone that, but he would
ask the audience "If they knew what
he meant." Such shows are a menace
to the country. Out of men with
souls, made according to likeness of
God, and should be me temple of the
Holy Ghost they are transformed In
to veritable beasts. Will you investi
gate and stop such shows? You will
not only have the gratitude of mil
lions of mothers, wives and children,
but "your reward will be great in
Perhaps you can, or interest some
one to look into it. Such impure im
moral shows ought not be allowed.
Somebody ought to put a stop to it.
The hall was packed, which shows the
lust for such acts and with some wom
en in the audience too. I'd be ashamed
to take my mother to such a place,
and won't go myselfi again in the fu
ture. It was the first time. I never
thought such shows existed except
in papers and novels.
A YOUNG CATHOLIC SOLDIER.
Conditions at School for Deaf.
Omaha, Feb. 4. To the Editor of
The Bee: It sems to me that, politics
aside, the public should be informed
of the way in which the Board of
Control is conducting the affairs of
the State School for the Deaf. Ap
parently the policy of the board is
chiefly concerned with a penurious
"economy" and the actual education
of the deaf is of secondary impor
As a case in point, It may soon be
found necessary to close the school
for a few days because the quality of
coal purchased by these "economists"
Is so poor that the engineer cannot
keep up Pteam.
Students have been called away
from their studies and made to
shovel coal because the engineer was
This also calls attention to an en
gine room so badly out of ropalr that
the full plant cannot be utilized.
Another case in point concerns a
young pupil who must lose a full week
of morning class room work because
the printing department has a rush
job of state printing to do and the
assistance of this little fellow's hands
is considered of more value than the
training of his mind and tongue.
If the object of a School for the
Deaf Is the saving and producing of
wealth for the state administration,
then of Course the board is above
criticism, but it is hard not to enter
tain the thought that political capital
is being made in a very unscrupulous
manner at the expense of the unfor
tunate students at this institution.
This condition cannot justly be
blamed on the superintendent, as a
very superficial investigation would
but in the eastern and southern states
where this weed is grown, hundreds
of thousands of the best cultivated
acres in those states are tobacco
plantations. These same lands if
planted to food growing crops would
swell the supply of Uncle Samuel's
store houses to a bursting of the
bins. Additions would be in demand,
starvation would not be thought of,
success in war assured and the dove
of peace would soon find Us resting
Think of it more money spent each
day for this filthy weed than for auto
mobiles and all the luxurious things
of life and then we talk of wheatlesd
days, which Is well and meatless days
as well, but not one to tell us of need
ing a tobaccoless day. Say Mr. To
bacco User lets lay our tobacco on
the altar of sacrifice until the kaiser
halloas it is enough and then if you
still have the craving sit down and
take a comfortable smoke but until
that time lets have more bread and
less tobacco. J. H. DA VIES.
1 SUNNY GEMS.
"Is Mabel still devoted to that young man
who owns the 12-cyllnder car?"
'No. She passed him up for an army
aviator." Detroit Free Press.
"He's not a lawyer, but he knowa how to
draw up a will as well as any lawyer."
"Yes, I know. The last one he drew Is
now up for probate and five lawyers are en
gaged on it" Buffalo Express.
"What a tight-lipped fellow Flubdub
"t think those chapa hava an advantage."
"Their wives can't get a whiff of their
breaths." Louisville CourlerrJournal.
B. L. T., In Chicago Tribune.
They bask in the sunshine and purr like a
The fortunate people of Medicine Hat.
Its climate is balmy In spite of Its lat.;
you have a wrong notion of Medicine Hat.
At Christmas they sit on their porches and
For it never gets chilly in Medicine Hat.
The Medicine Hatters all spoil for a spat
With any defamer cf Medicine Hat;
They're ready and anxious to go to the mat
With any one scoffing at Medicine Hat
The birds never migrate they know where
For it always is summer in Medicine Hat
No day that you can't use a helioatat;
Sunlight Is eternal in Medicine Hat
They're swatting the fly and the ekeeter
As frost never killa them in Medicine Hat.
His nature is skeptic, he's blind as a bat
Who can't see the beauties of Medicine Hat.
All jesting la flatulent, futile, and flat
That libels the climate of Medicine Hat.
Away with the knockers who knock It, and
The Jokers who Joke about Medicine Hat
In short, It's the one. the ideal habitat
Boy! buy me a ticket to Medicine Hatl
Cut Out Tobacco.
Grand Island, Neb., Feb. 4. To the
Editor of The Bee: More money is
spent in the United States and its
islands for tobacco than any other one
article, including bread, shoes, cloth
ing and every other necessary article
that we find in .the catalogue of the
necessities of life. If tobacco users
would adopt a tobaccoless month or
two months and the same amount of
money usually spent tor tobacco
placed in the hands of the Red Cross
they would have more money than
they would know what to do with.
But, someone will say, We do not
need to make a saving on tobacco for
it is not food stuff. Very true it is not
food stuff, no one claims that for it,
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