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    THE BEE: OMAHA'. TUESDAY, MARCH . 8, 1918. .
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Subaoribara leervtaf tba city ahouM have Tha Baa mall ad
ta tbem. AeMrsae changes! aa atten aa requested,
It i all right, Mr. Hoover; most of us will
cheerfully obey any rule you make.
-'"Jim's" compliments to the "Jacks," andjhe
knows a nice warm place where they can go.
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The March lamb is what Bret Harte, called a
"cute little cuss,"'but do not trust him too far.
-It is hotter to be born lucky than have a heavy
head of hair, if you are going to mingle in Omaha
politics. . ,
, -Sammies live like troglodytes along the "Road
of the Ladies," but the Germans agree they fight
like modern machine?.
.What material difference is there between a
"jazz" band and some other means adopted to
secure attendance at church?
V ,
iThe colonel's left ear has gone to jom his
right eye, but his voice and his hands are still
on' the jobf and he feels bully. . J '
i La toilette's friends are making a desperate
fight to prove that Wisconsin is disloyal, and
happily with little hope of winnirig.
Privilege to cultivate the right-of-way is of
fered the farmers "by, the Nebraska railroads.
Trouble is not here, but in need of men to prop
erly care for other land available. 1 -
. ?Trotzky has had his- vengeance on Russian
capital, but how he has helped the proletariat by
establishing the rule of the kaiser over the bol
shevik! will be hard to understand.
' If the kaiser expects to restore Palestine to
the sultan, he will have to hurry, for General
Allenby has very nearly made .his occupation of
I the Holy Land a fact accomolished.
A biffarer balloon school does not necessarily
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J1' mean bigger balloons, but more of them. Omaha
(jj is ooing wen oy inis grcai aojunci oi our new
oj army and Washington evidently understands this.
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tl Not much sympathy will go out to the New
J York food speculators who got caught when
egg prices tumbled. They had their warning long
ago, but insisted on monkeying with the buzz
saw. : ,
" The household purveyor must be both vigilant
! and versatile to keep up with the food regulations
' these days. It would help a little if Mr. Hoover
.would let us get accustomed to doing something
p, before changing his instructions. V
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fr ' Rule That Works One Way.
T An informal but quite reasonable rule has just
thf been laid down by the collector of internal reve
tfj nue, relative to poker gains and losses. In con
spj nection with the great American pastime custom
soj has assessed the winner for whatever toll was
J taken by tbe "kitty." This practice is supported
, ! by the inexorable logic that the loser can not
pay, as the contribution comes out of the "pot"
y in; which the winner alone has concern, except
jj as the other fellow may care to nurse reminiscent
jnjj thoughts of what might have been, and ruefully
nej compare his experience With his judgment Ac
"I cording to the revenue department, the law of the
4 "khty," if it may be so called, is to be extended
Stadd given a wider application. Poker winnings
oiare' to be assessed as income and made subject
tM to all the surtaxes and excess profit taxes known
Pq to the law, but without the comfortable counter
jv'iiling permission to the unlucky loser to de
Idiict his losses from his taxable income. Thus
Uncle Sam takes cognizance alone of the win
rnei net's gains, and denies to the loser even the ques:
app tionable consolation of knowing that he is not to
'j?!jbe charged for what he had but has no longer.
7. , Speculators in the devious and uncertain ways
!of the jackpot will find interest enhanced by the
J. fact that the tax collector is waiting for the win
othtncr' n(1 w5tnout.8yniPatny for his victim.
Germany's Heavy Hand on Russia.
Actual contents of. the peace agreement be
tween Germany and the bolsheviki, just con
eluded at Brest-Litovsk, will not be known until
the documents are given out for publication by
the contracting parties, but unconfirmed reports
indicate the kaiser has driven a hard bargain with
his helpless victim. Occupation of Esthonia,
Livonia, Courland and other Russian territory by
the Germans is assured, in addition to the assess
ment of $4,000,000,000 in gold as indemnity. To
this 2s now added the condition that all Russian
troops must be withdrawn from Turkish territory
occupied since the beginning of the present war,
and restoration to'Turkey of provinces seized by
Russia in former wars. Here is a new light on
German purposes. The kaiser makes no bones
about turning over to his unspeakable ally the
people rescued from Moslem domination in days
gone by, but raises a voice of righteous protest
when any talk is heard of restoring Alsace and
Lorraine-to the French. In this, however, he is
consistent; any advantage to the Turk extends
the influence of a German Vassal. What is to be
determined is whether the Russian troops occu
pying Turkish territory will obey orders from
the Petrograd council, and deliver Armenia and
other provinces over to the Turkish butchers.
Aside from this, though, the comparison between
Germany's pretensions and performances ought
to convince any who care to consider the facts
what may be expected in event of German victory.
Not a Time for Temporizing.
President Wilson is understood to be hesitant
in regard to the intervention of Japan in Siberia
because of his regard fof the feelings of the Rus
sians. This devotion to ideals has marked' the
course of the president from the beginning, but
it is questionable, to say the least, if American
interests at this time do not transcend senti
mental obligations to a people that has ceased to
defend itself. Germany is in ascendancy in Rus
sia, and soon will be in control. Millions of tons
of war supplies of all kinds have already fallen
into the hands of the German conquerors, and
other millions are threatened to go the same way
unless steps to preserve them are promptly taken.
This is the main element of the problem.
Against it may be set the technical violation of
the integrity of the territory of a friendly nation.
Consideration here must be given to the collateral
fact that Russia for the present has no govern
ment, that is none to which official recognition
has been given by the United States or its asso
ciates. In the beginning our president recognized
the provisional government of Russia set up by
Miliukoff and Lvoff, and continued this through
the Kerensky regime. When Lenine and Trotzky
overturned all semblance to order and loosed the
reign of anarchy, it left no one with whom we
could deal. , Tentative recognition of the bol
sheviki by a military attache was repudiated by
Washington. There the matter stands. Ger
many has recognized the bolsheviki as represent
ing Russia.
To halt now, when the danger is imminent,
and debate over Japan's intentions, is to imperil
the final settlement of the war. To permit the
stores at Vladivostok to fall into German hands
might convince the bolsheviki of our disinterest
edness, but now they have little more than an
academic interest in our attitude. ' Their appeal
is to the proletariat, and not to the government.
On the other hand, prompt action may check
German aggression and preserve something of
Russia for those whe oppose bolsevism and
kaiserism alike, No loss to the cause of democ
racy is possible through a course that removes a
menace to its safety.
Compensation to the Railroads.
Legislation regarding government control o
the railroads has reached a point that makes
fairly certain the rate of compensation to be
allowed the stockholders while the lines are under
government control. The three-year average has
been accepted by the conference committee, and
this, will undoubtedly stand. On this basis the
owners of the lines are assured of reasonable
return, because the period covered takes in two
years of greatest activity known to railroad ex
perience in America, when earnings reached un
precedented heights. It must not be under
stood, though, that the bargain is to be entirely
lopsided, for the government is saved through
the application of other features of the contract
It makes no allowance to the 'companies for
moneys expended in improvements during the
last few months of private ownership; it will
look after the upkeep of the lines, but will
make a charge for permanent Improvement, and
further, through the , application of economies
that were impossible to competing lines, will
achieve net earnings the real owners knew not
of. This surplus goes to the government, and
out of it will be paid expenditures for temporary
repairs and extensions needed to keep1 the lines
in good going condition. On the surface, the
bargain looks like a good one for both sides;
certainly the shareholders suffer but little.
- 'Berlin says the shock troops penetrated the
American lines to a depth of over 500 yards,
while the American general in command lays the
kaiser's men did not set a foot in the Yankee
trenches. One guess as to which statement is
correct ' . -
Everyday Life in Berlin
A Woman's Impressions of the Stress of War
London Times.
' (The following impressions are taken
from the letter of a neutral woman who has
passed all her life in Berlin, which she left
last month.
I have often been obliged to ask myself
with surprise, when walking of an evening in
the western part of Berlin, whether I was
really in the great capital, which I recollected
as a city bathed in a lake of light, and in
which the life of labour and of enjoyment
appeared nev:r to cease day or night. How
quiet and, above all, how dark the city has
become! It is not advisable to walk through
the quieter streets without an electric pocket-
lamp, but even the streets once so busy in
the center of the city, in which, especially at
Christmas time, much animation and traffic
prevailed till the late hours of the' evening,
become quiet in the afternoon. .
"Save light and coal," runs the watch
word both for public and for private life.
The shops close; some at 5, and some at 6
o'clock, and few find it amusing to prome
nade in the twilight of the street, illumina
tion to admire the displays in the shop win
dows. What is mainly lacking in the street
traffic is the motor cars which followed each
other ,so swiftly and gave the streets such
animation. Every provincial can now, with
out the friendly help of the policemen, cross
the Potsdam Platz, where the traffic reaches
its utmost concentration, and without receiv
ing the impression of running great risk to
his life. These circumstances have con
tributed to teach the Berliner to value his
own fireside more, even if, in order to eke
things out with the rationed coal, he is
obliged to restrict himself to one or two
rooms of his often very large residence.
Sauntering was once the Berliner's great
est pleasure, and what he enjoyed above all
was acting as bear-leader on the occasion of
visits of his friends from the provinces. Now,
however, the reins are drawn very tight by
orders "from headquarters." What should
he do in the restaurants now. -when he can
no longer get his favourite dishes and se
lected dainties? The severe police look
sharply after it that no one receives more
than he ought,' and find out all the secret
cellars in which the great restaurants have
concealed their smuggled supplies in order
to be in a position to supply their regular
customers with a frequent, but feeble, re
minder of the former luxurious abundance.
Externally, also, the restaurants make a
different impression now, since there is no
.longer any table linen. The tables are for
the most part covered with a glass plate,
but one also sees naoer tablecloths. The
cafes in which good orchestras play, and
wucrc lur some nine past cauarci artists aiso
appear, are those in which most animation
prevails. The attractions of the cafes are
not to be sought in the gastronomic delights
afforded by food substitutes (Ersatz Pra
parate). Real enjoyment fs still to be found in the
theaters and concerts; and although the
prices have been greatly increased one has
to exert oneself betimes in order to reserve
a seat.
Although the latest disoatches from the
front and the prospects of peace are sub
jected to a thorough discussion on all sides,
the question of bodily well-beinir occuoies
the front place in every one's thoughts. The
question which is uppermost in all minds is
whether the various cards I believe there
are 12 different kinds will be sufficient for
the needs of the people, and whether the
cabbage turnip (Kohlrube), the national win
ter dish, could net be prepared for table
again in a somewhat different way for the
tilth. day ot the weelc
The Berlin women' have grown slender
owing to the scanty diet of the war. and the
question "How much do you weigh now?"
or "How much have you lost, since I saw
you last?',' ir often asked as the quite ordi
nary "How do you do?" People who still
look rotund and well nourished are fre
quently to be pitied, for they are easily
looked at somewhat askance, with the ar
riere pensee, "Their larder must be well
filled," and the street urchins make fun of
them, exclaiming, "Look, there goes another
Hamstertantel an untranslatable expression
meaning "Auntie who get foods on the sly"
or similar amiabilities.
People are not always content with the
universal distribution, and the Zentral Ein
kaufs Gesellschaft (Central Purchasing
company) and the municipal authorities are
frequently roundly abused. In recent years
the people have gradually accustomed them
selves to privation, so that the complaints of
the smaller quantities of provisions are not
excessive. "We shan't starve in any case";
with this comforting . assurance the people
endeavor to overcome everything. What
they most regret is, not to be able, when
their dear ones come home on leave from the
front, to coddle and pet them as much as
they could wish, and as much food s pos
sible is always set aside for these visits. I
have generally heard that south Germanv
has more provisions, especially dairy prod
ucts, than north Germany, particularly Ber
lin and the west industrial region.
Yet with money you are able to open
many a backdoor, and occasionally to buy a
pound of butter for 20 marks (1), or get
a bit more sugar, rice, or similar delicacies.
Any price asked is paid, in order to get
extra food from a secret source of Supply
without a food card. Every opening tiat
urally exists for food usury, and people have
often complained to me that a secret male
or female dealer has accepted a large sum
of money from them without ever delivering
the treasures promised in return. The pur
chaser, however, is unable to prosecute the
deceiver, as he himself has made an attempt
to obtain by roundabout methods more than
he is entitled to, and rendered himself liable
to punishment.
On the whole money does not play a
great part. There are iarge earnings, espe
cially by the working classes and, indeed,
mainly by the women. Workmen who do
not belong to the army, and are caoable of
work, are naturally much sought after, and
these are mainly employed in large1 concerns.
The proprietress of the boarding house
where I lived told me that she was only able
with the very greatest difficulty to eet a me
chanic into the house to do the most indis
pensable repairs. Thus, for three weeks the
bath could not be used because the tap re-
ijuireu a email repair.
The lack of female domestic servants is
also extraordinarily great. These girls have
now opened up to them so many opportuni
ties of employment at large salaries and in
circumstances of freedom that only a rela
tively amall number are still willing to re
main in domestic 'service. In spite of the
hard work, most of them orefer the muni
tion factories, as there they receive very
high pay, and are fed at the central kitchen.
Most housewives have now to do their own
work,, since they are not able to pay the
wages, which have increased threefold, for
domestic help. Moreover, not every house
wife can comply with the demands of her
servant; for, before the latter accepts serv
ice, she asks the question 'Have you sup
plies, ma'am, or do you live from what you
get on the cards?" If the latter is the case,
she rejects the place with great indignation.
' Pope Gregory's Latest V
- Triumph V "
It has taken Russia since 1582 to adoot
the Gregorian calendar, that monument to
papal enterprise and the, genius of Clavius
which so closely approximates the civil to
the natural year that there will not be a
day's difference between them in 3,000 years.
The bolsheviki did the act, advancing their
calendar by 13 days. It is perhaps best for
us not to speak unkindly about their laggard
recognition of Gregory XIII's improvement
in time measurement, for it was not until
1751 that our English forebears allowed their
common sense to overcome their sectarian
prejudices and abandoned the "old style,"
George Washington was born under the an
cient Julian reckoning February 11, 1732; the
act of the English Parliament by which the
change was made transformed the day after
September Z, 1752, into September 14.
Probably the revolution in Russia would
have done something to the .calendar, no mat
ter what system had been in force. Such is
the habit of revolutions that overthrow social
orders. The French revolution evolved a
calendar based on philosophical principles.
It had 12 months of 30 days each, the new
era dating from the minute of the autumnal
equinox, September 22f 1792, which was the
day from which the existence of the republic
was reckoned, although the republic was
formally proclaimed on September 21. A
philosopher does not scorn a legal fiction.
The French revolutionists introduced five
festal days Sansculotttdes at the end of
each year to let the sun catch up with them,
and an additional jour de la revolution every
fourth year to correct the error not taken
care of by these. This calendar endured until
Napoleon Bonaparte restored the Gregorian
System, January 1, 1806.
1 Meanwhile ,the Mohammedans use a lu
nar year of 354 days, of 12 months, which al
ternately nave 3U and ) days. ISO attempt
i made to regulate the calendar to the solar
year, and New Year's day may fall in any
season; tnere is no correspondence between
months and seasons. ' This is much opposed
to our more orderly way, yet the followers
of the prophet do not seem, to be downcast
over this. They will probably be brought
into line some day, however, for the Gre-
?;orian calendar is sensible, simple and easy
or everybody to understand. New ., York
Sun. - ..
Rent Profiteering in Wash
ington Congress is trying, in its blundering way,
to correct the evil of rent profiteering which
suddenly has become acute in Washington.
For a long time after the tide of immigra
tion here set in the landlords of the district
as a class obeyed the injunction of the real
estate men not to tempt fate by charging
unreasonable rentals, but as wealthy dollar-a-year
men and others of means poured in
and, finding suitable apartments unavailable,
started bidding up the prices, a fever for
quick money has spread until the national
capital today presents the greatest example
of rent boggishness since the Chicago fair.
The carnival of greed started with the
tenants in apartment houses, who sublet
their quarters, with the assent of the
owner and sometimes in collusion with him,
for two and three times the old rental. In
fact, the local papers have been full of ad
vertisements of suites at $100 up to $250 a
month which never before have brought
more than $50 at the most.
The situation has become a scandal, the
news of which has kept thousands of clerks
from coming to Washington after the gov
ernment sent for them, while men of larger
means than - the average clerk have been
compelled to pay enormous prices for very
indifferent accommodations. The worst evil
has been the furnished apartment, In which
there has been wholesale speculation, some
persons early in the game hiring half a dozen
unfurnished .apartments, furnishing them
well or badly and subletting them for a great
many times the normal rental. The situation
is now such that few if anv rooms are at-
tainable at reasonable prices, even in the less L
ucairauic paria oi mc city, wnne permanent
residents here dare not try to move or sell
their property, no matter what may be of
fered for it, because they know that in doing
so they would be simply turning themselves
out of doors.
Two relief measures are pending in the
house one proposing to tax back into the
treasury all rent profits in excess of 10 per
cent more than the prices prevailing October
1, 1916; the other penalizing with a fine of
$500 charging an employe in any branch pf
the government a rental exceeding the rate
charged for the premises on December 1,
1917. Washington Letter in Boston Tran-script
Mr. Agnetr Makes Rejoinder.
Omaha, March 2. To the Editor of
The Bee: I would suggest to the lel
low signing his name as Dewey Wayne
of Papillion, Neb., that there is no
law compelling him to read what I
write to The Bee and which you see fit
to publish, and it he does not like
what I write, he does not have to
read it
Occasionally I run onto a mutt like
Wayne as 1 expect to, but the great ma
jority of those who read The Bee tell
ma they are greatly pleased with my
article and tell me they hope I will
keep on doing it Sometimes some
one writes to your publication and
says I am level headed on most things,
but on this or that thing I am not so
level headed. So when I run onto
someone who does not like what I
write, I simply compare the criticisms
with the commendations and find that
the criticisms amount to about a
grease spot as compared with a hogs
head. To toot my own horn, I will tell Mr.
Wayne that an intelligent working
man was in my office a few days ago
and' said he did not know there was
a man in old South. Omaha smart
enough to write for the papers what
I do. v
So 1 feel very comfortable, whether
Wayne likes what I write or not.
Jerry on the Job.
Omaha, March 3. To the Editor of
The Bee: Your editorial ia today's
issue headed, "Scope of the Special
Legislative Session," states that the
constitution says that "the legislature
shall enter upon' no business except
that for which they were called to
gether." I wish to suggest to the
governor through the columns of your
widely read paper that his excellency
mention in his extra session proclama
tion the passage of a minimum wage
bill. At the dictation of the packers
and the merchant princes the mini
mum or living wage bill was killed in
the senate at the last session. Like
wise it will put our governor colonel
'on record as to whether he wants the
mothers of the American race fed.
"Organized" Labor In Politics.
Omaha, March 4. To the Editor of
The Bee: Now that "organized labor"
of Omaha has been induced by cer
tain labor politicians to put a ticket
into the field for the spring municipal
campaign, I would like to repeat the
criticism for Omaha organized labor
hat a Cedar Rapids labor paper ex
tended to sioux City alter taking simi
lar action, and also to call attention
to the fact that both Johnny Lynch
and AI Kugel (not to mention many
before them) were touted as organized
labor's candidates, and their election
never proved one iota of benefit to
organized labor.
The item from the Cedar Rapids
labor paper follows: "The Sioux City
Trades assembly is listening to some
bad advice. That body has decided
to enter the city campaign with a
complete ticket which will spell cer
tain defeat for those who- enter the
race. Just why the Sioux City union
men and women should imagine that
any element is entitled to all the muni
cipal offices we cannot understand.
But that feature aside, we will pre
dict that trouble is in store for our
friends in Woodbury county. Jeal
ousies and turmoil will bring about
discord and strife in the labor move
ment of that city that will take years
to overcome and with no real ob
jective in sight as a reward except
that a few union men may hold office
without being of greater service to
labor than others who.are fair, friend- i
ly and unlabeled as either 'labor' or
'capitalistic. Cedar Rapids union
ists can truthfully prove this conten
tionwhile Des Moines is a good ex
ample of how politics can wreck a live
labor movement through discordant
things that follow in the wake of ac
tive participation such aa Sioux City
would attempt." We might also point
to Marshalltown for the individual
examples of what city politics does to
those who would run as 'labor' can.
didatos and how. 'bad they get in'
with those whom they aspire to serve."
Nodd How much doaa it cost you to live
tf that la a fair question T
Todd My dear fellow. If I knew it would
worry ma ao - that I wouldn't be able to
make half aa much aa I do now. Judge. .
Hra. Exa We muat have the Blrfibye to
dinner. We owe them one.
Sxe That'a ao. We patted an awful even
ing there and lt'a nothing more than right
that they ahould paaa one here. Boston
"My grandfather aaved the day at tun-dy-Lane."
"Old man, I've been hearing about your
grandfather long enough. My aunt eaved
ever two peundi of augar last month."
Louisville Courier-Journal.
PubllshstWe' have to be careful what
hooka wa accept to maintain our popu
larity, for our patrons simply devour the j
novels wa have put out.
' Ambitious Author That'a all right, for
they'll just aat ntlne up. Baltimore American.
' (From Life.) .
Z like the look of khaki and tha cut of army
And tha men of mettle sporting it at home
and over there;
But there's something at (he heart-atrtnge
that tautena when' I meet
A blue-clad aallor man adrift on shore.
leave from the fleet.
From flapping toga his sea-legs win soma
tinge of old romance
That'a proper to tha keeper of tha paths
that lead to France;
For what were all tha soldiers worth that
ever tossed a gun
Without the ships and sailor men to pit
. them 'gainst the Hunt
There's sunlight now and steady ground
beneath the sailor's tread,
And every pleasure beckons him, and every
anare Is spread
Speed well 'this visitor, whose home 'twiit
heaving decka la aet,
"Whose playmates are the darkness, and tha
bitter cold and wetl
His comrades these; bis toe is ours, the foa
ot law and right.
The stealthy, murderous German "fish" that
prowla and kills by night;
And none may aink blm where he swims,
flouting God's age-built plan,
Nona but the guardian ot us all, tha rolling
sailor man.
Hla hands are often cruel cold; his heart Is
oftener warm.
For In Ita depths ha knows 'tis ha that
shields the world from harm; -Because
I know , It, too, my heart beats
warmer when I meet
A blue-clad sailor man adrift on shore-leavi
from the fleet.
Let Cuticura Soothe
Your Itching Skin
Nothing purer, sweeter or more
effective for rashes, itchings and ir
ritations. The Soap to cleanse and
purify, the Ointment to soothe and
heal. They prevent skin troubles if
used for every-day toilet purposes.
For free samples address: "Cntl
cura, Dept. 2A,Bost on." Sold every
where. Soap 25, Ointment 25 and 50.
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Looking for work? Turn to thi.
Help Wanted Columns now. Y01I
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caujOiie Tear Ago Today in the War.
wou Germans took line north of Verdun
Ta(ter severe fighting. '
p President Wilson in Inaugural ad-
1 liresa took stand In favor of armed
sw 1 Swedish cabinet resigned, following
s rerusai or paruampnt to itrant an-
i Ijiropriation of 80,000.000 crowns for
'i preservation of neutrality.
Stilrhe Day We Celebrate.
f George H. Lee of the George H.
' Manufacturing company, born
1 eon,
Thomas W. Blackburn, attorney at
aw. born 18SS. 1
Tint Joseph D. Leltch, brigadier general,
wea )rn in Michigan S4 years ago today.
J' . Wliliam F. Durand. head of the spe-
Lbi ial committee of the United States
trt t National Advisory Committee on Aero
li(f lautlcs. born at Bethany, Conn., SI
g-ears ago today. y
Vhis Day la History.
1770 Boston massacre. In which
avas shed the first blood In the revolt
,f the American colonies.
I 1815 Paria received a. semaphore
J!patch giving the news ot Napol
jon's return from Elba. , .v
! S2 Bricsaon's Monitor was
lompleted and delivered to the gov
'ntment for trial.
J 1S8 United States senate con
ened as a court of impeachment tor
' ho trial of President Johnson,
J ust SO Years Ago Today
Dr. Hoffman has returned from a
several week's trip to the south.
Ticket Agent Woods is sick and
travelers over tha Union Pacific miss
his genial face at the window. E.
P. Weirs Is officiating in the mean
time. Twenty-five old army men met In
City Clerk Wellu office and resolved
to form a grand nrmy pott Enough
money was p.oduced to pay for a
charter and Comrades 3oyles, Theo
dore Elliott J. B. Erion, J. A. Mc
Murphy and J. W. Cress wer . ap
pointed as a committee to settle on
the time and place of the regular post
meetings. -
. Commisalcn-r Grlffltts of the freight
bureau of Omaha board of trade has
been notified that the In'-rstate Rail
way commission will arrive in Omaha
on the nineteenth instant to hear ar
guments in the discrimination cases
against the railroads.
. George Stebbina and bride have re
turned from their honeymoon,
Aimed at Omaha
Crawford Courier: AH In all. Oma
ha's sportin? bosses seem to be get
ting in bad.
Kearney Hub:' John L. Kennedy,
state fuel administrator for Nebraska,
declares that "profiteering" must be
stopped. All right go to it
Hastings Tribune: The way Oma
ha is cleaning up Its backyard and
nabbing bootleggers is a matter that
every Nebraskan ia Interested in. Let
the good work continue.
Beatrice Express: All Nebraska is
watching the "cleaning up" process In
Omaha and hopes that while County
Attorney Magney ia at the Job, he will
make a thorough one tf it -
Kenesaw Progress: Last Sunday's
Omaha Bee was a sterawinder. It
was the auto show number and con
tained nearly 100 pages. The Beeis
one of the best daily newspapers In
the great west and the Kenesaw Prog
ress is the best weekly in the but we
are too modest to finish the sentence.
Minden Courier. Another Omaha
woman displayed ignorance equal to
that of the one who had been aav
ing a loaf a day for about a month,
and asked Hoover what to do with
the accumulated loaves. The one now
coming to our attention asserts that
she bad to throw away three loaves
ot bread last Wednesday morning be.
cause It waa wheaUeaa day. Ye gods
and little fishes! - ,
A Different Class. :
The Flirt For an army officer you
are not very venturesome. '
Shy Suitor I belong to the re
serves, .
Right to the Point v
Louisville Courier-Journal: It Is
said a sucker Is born every minute,
but it should be added that speaking
generally he is born in Russia.
Washington Post: We suppose the
wealthy New York wool dealer who
has just been Interned will register a
kick if his new uniform contains any
St Louis Globe-Democrat: It is not
tikely that Sir Rabindranath Tagore
was in any plot He waa merely using
the privileges of his poetic license to
cuss the government . .
" Baltimore American: We boast the
highest civilization in this age of high
civilization, but the nation yet con
tains people who blow out the gas,
look for leaks with a naked light and
believe in love powders.
Minneapolis Tribune: The corre
spondents with General Allenby's army
are sending out some mighty interest
ing stories about Jericho, but Joshua
still holds the record as the best pub
licity agent Jericho ever had.
New York World: If Russia ia a
land flowing with milk and honey on
which the Germans are to fatten, the
Russians themselves have been sin
gularly backward in profiteering by
their own opportunities in the fact ot
a general famine.
New York World: Without belit
tling in any way the kaiser's pious
outgivings, his adversaries may invite
his attention to the arrival of a Brit
ish army en the hills overlooking the
River Jordan. It used to be said that
that was a hard one, but General Al
lanta ia traveling it
v Twice Told Tales ,
Unsolicited Advice,
One afternoon a man dropped into
a drug store for some medicine and
stood by while the apothecary was
filling the prescription. ,
"You are not making up that pre
scription as I would," finally inter
rupted the customer. "I would just
dump in a little pinch of this and
little drop of that"
"Pardon me," responded the apothe
cary, turning to the customer with a
freezing expression. "Are you a drug
gist!" . ,
"Oh no," was the prompt rejoinder
of the other. "Far from that"
"Then," demanded the druggist
"why do you try to tell me how to
run my business?" ,
"Reciprocity," waa the smillnt, re
Joinder of tha customer. "I am the
manager of a base ball team, and I
notice that your frequently sit in the
bleachers handing me out a lot of
unsolicited advice." Philadelphia Tel
egraph. -
Go th limit .
Jones occupied an office in common
with Smith. One afternoon Jones
was writing a letter when he. paused
and became very thoughtful.
"Say, Jim." he finally remarked,
glancing across at the other, "how- do
you spell 'graphic,' with one T or
"Well, responded Jim, who didn t
want to hurt Jones (feelings, "If you
are going to use any, Sam. I guess
von might go the llm't." Philadel-
0iA TeiaKrasta. .
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The Past That Makes The Present PossiHe
Year after year since 1851 the Western
Union Telegraph Co. has gone ahead, growing
in scope and public usefulness. Now it uses
one million, five hundred thousand miles of
wire goes into twenty-six thousand cities,
towns and hamlets and gives work to fifty
thousand employees.
Today under war conditions! thousands of
our boys in khaki are safer, happier, better
clothed, better housed and: better equipped
because there is such a thing as a world-wide
telegraph system.
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