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THE. BEE: OMAHA; TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 1918.
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. t FEBRUARY CIRCULATION
I 62,544 Daily Sunday, 54,619
A4r.e clrralitlnn for the month, euheerlbed and awora to by Dwtght
W-Umns. Circulation Manager. -
ubacrrWs leaving the cirjr ahoul- have Tha Bee talle
i'thean. AdeVeea cheated aa aften aa reqtieate-.
fAgain wV urged to eat substitute for wheat
ijjg good advice. ;
If the lawmakers go right to work, they ought
t be through by Corn-planting time.
j Plenty of slates are in progress of making, but
tie voters will look after their breaking.
Enlisting the boys for tarm work is a splendid
way to encourage them to grow into ustful men.
'i , " I ; 1
'i Dutch newspapers are abusing America and
England. forgettingft is Germany Jhat depends
on the boat. . ' , ' -
J Samnjif s are chasing a German spy in their
Sector at Toul, but they have nothing on the folks
at home in this way of sport.
; Grand juries come and grand juries go, but
'"Fee-grabber Bob" seems to think he can go on
jjiockefing those naturalization fees forever
'5 Having turned the unspeakable and insatiable
Turk loose onto the remnant of the Armenians,
the kaiser will no doubt again thank God for the
privilege. '- t i
Japanese statesmen fail to comprehend Amer
ica's excessive f enerosity" to the Russians. For
the matter of hat, it has a lot of the home'folks
guessing, too. . I ' ,
i German prisoners in France are reported to
have marveled at the sight of Secretary Baker.
We will show them a lot of other wonders before
the end comes. .';:' ;
') Trotzky says Germany and Japan have agreed
to divide Russia. If the kaiser and the mikado
' ?m imfrove on the job done by Trotzky and
Lenine, Russia will resemble hash. ': '
J- The police pensionfund is in the nature of a
trust fund for widows and orphans as well as in
capacitated police officers and, if jpything, ought
to be protected against raids even, more carefully
fhan other" public "funds. '
F; Von 'Bethrnann-Holweg admits he wrote the
ijote demanding that France turn over the forts
of Tul and Verdun as a guaranty of neutrality,
Jut says that, so long as France lid not grant the
Request, the note did no harm. It is almost as
pifftcult to catch a German diplomat as, jt is to
vertake the elusive flea.
f, . Program for -Jxtrt Legislature, ,
, 1' Governor Neville has issued the promised call
or an extraordinary session of the'Nebsska
iawniakers, presenting a program of 10 subjects
or specific action. Chief of these, and first
, ijjsamed, is that of providing means for collecting
Ihe vote of the soldiers. This will involve over
Joining some administrative obstacles, chief of
Jivhich is the communicating with the voters who
k jpe with the colors and no longer serving in lrge
groups. Second, and quite as important as the
iallot, is the protection in their civil rights of the
jnen who kxt in the service. The congress has
already passed a law to protect soldiers and sail
tors In all their civil rights, but, additional state
. , legislation 'may be desirable to make this fully
Vpcrative. . Laws to define antl punish sedition
and sabotage ' naturally belong on a war-time
5egislative program, while, "the repeal of the
IfMockett law and the submission of a constitu
tional amendment to require full naturalization
jtor voters have generally been demanded. The
rotlier points in the program, which refer to leas
ing of school lands for development as to mineral
content, the correction of an error in the Omaha
fcity charter, and appropriation for salaries for
two minor state officers, are not of anmergency
character. How long will be required to satis
' factorily, solve the difficulties of the soldier! vot--.jng-Vill
probably decide the length of the session.
HOW TO GET THAT LAW TESTED.
Having cajoled the courts into letting him
hold onto the naturalization fees 'which he had
been pocketing for nearly 10 years, our district
clerk, loath to discontinue his fee-grabbing
habit, is asking the county board to test .out the
new law enacted by the Tast legislature to make
him turn these revenues into the county treas
ury. He appears to be very apprehensive whether
this no-graft law, although duly approved by the
governor and incorporated into the statutes, was
properly passed in strict conformity with all
technical requirements of the constitution.
Whether that law stands oj. fails, this much is
certain that "Fee-grabbler Bob" e'xerciscd all
his resourcefulness to kill off the bill and spent
weeks of time, paid for' by Douglas county tax
payers, lobbyinagainst it at Lincoln, anij if there
are graft-greedy loopholes "Bob" is the one re
sponsible for them.
But if our fee-grabbing district clerk is really
so eager to have that law tested there are two
obvious ways promising speed and decision. A
grand jury is Just convening. Let the county
board at once make a formal demand for the nat
uralization fees and let "Fee-grabber Bob" refuse
on pretext that the money belongs to him and
then let the grand jury indict him for embezzle
ment. The validity of the law can thus be tried
out in a criminal case as well as in a civil suit.'
Should this way, however, look too much like
a prepaid ticket to the penitentiary, the example
of the recent Lynch ouster suggests similar pro
ceedings against a defaulting clerk of the district
court. The same law that put Lynch in the dis
card for little things like using, the court house
basement for a private gymnasium and forgetting
to make a liquor selling resort take out a license,
must apply to an elective officer who willfully neg
lects the duty imposed upon hfrri to turn over to
the county treasurer all the money cpming into
his hands in excess of the liberal salary attaching
to the positiin. A fofWr district clerk, as "Fee
graboer Bob" will remember, once brought all
sorts of trouble on himself by retaining funds to
offset much larger sums which the county owed
him. 1 Unless misappropriating naturalization fees
is impeachable, what is?
If a test of that stop-the-fee-grabbing law is
wanted, by all means let us have it But why
not a test with a real penalty to it?
Waiting on Holland's Word.
, Seizure of the Dutch ships by America and
Great Britain has been held up, waiting fffr.rord
from Holland said to be on the way. Intimation
has been had that the Dutch are willing to make
tire concessions demanded by the allies, and with
out insisting on the terms proposed some months
ago for the use of their ships. The objectionable
feature of these terms is that Holland asked that
its ships be not required to enter the war zone.
This was declined by .the allies, for the reason
that service between America' and Europe is im
perative at this time. Extension of the ,war zone
.By Germany to include all the waters between
Africa and ihe North Pole would have limited the
area for operation of vessels flying the Dutch
flag to the South Atlantic and American waters.
The right of a belligerent to seize and use neutral
shipping, making due compensation" therefor, is
well established, and the United States and Great
Britain have been forced to resort to this by the
delays of the Dutch government .Heavy pressure
has been brought by Germany to prevent the
consummation of any agreement that would place
the ships heeded at the disposal of the allies, but
apparently without success. .At any rate, Wash
ington expects to receive a proposal from Am
sterdam that will bring the situation to an amica
ble settlement '
Power from the Scrap Yards.
Secretary McAdoo has addressed himself to
the railroads, asking that an immediate survey
be made of their scrap yards, to determine how
many abandoned locomotives are in serviceable
condition. He proposes that all available motive
power for transportation service be put into use:
For the last 20 years railroad practice has been
to set aside light machinery long before it had
become useless through service, in favor of jmore
powerful apparatus. . Nowhere has this been more
prevalent than in dealing with locomotives. Ef
forts at economies, in the way of loads hauled,
speed, and for other reasons, have found expres
sion in the abandonment of light engines, not be
cause of wear and tear, but for obsolescence.
Hundreds and perhaps thousands of these great
machines are idle on side tracks in shop yards,
where they have been abandoned,' while mightier
machines have been pressed into service. Emer
gency now requires that they be- called back to
do whatever they may be used tor. The sugges
tion pf Mr. McAdoo is that these lighter engines
may be put into service on branch lines or
smaller roads, releasing heavier equipment now
in operation there. To some degree the rail
roads had anticipated the secretary, and consid
erable headway has been made in modernizing
older locomotives, thus increasing the motive
power plants pf the systems without going to the
big factories for help. War is teaching some
better . lessons of economy and efficiency han
came with peace. if ! 1
; Y. M. C A. worker's who are nol mollycoddles
are wanted in France. In fact workers who 'are
not mollycoddles are wanted' everywhere i
The Law of the Air
By Harry O. Palmer of the Omaha Bar.
The following article is based upon Mr.
Palmer's studies commenced in 1911, when
he was an editor of the Harvard Law Re
view. In Three Parts Part I.
A recent press dispatch from Washing
ton announced that aeroplane postal service
between Washington, New York and Phila
delphia would be established by the United
States government by April 1 of this year,
and that one trip each way daily except Sun
day would be mad?, six powerful army ma
chines being used, with two others in re
serve. According to the report this service
will be maintained for a year by the War
department as a part of its training service.
All this, vif true, lends color to a predic
tion made son.e time asro that whhin a few
years the aeroplane would be in common use
as the ready vehicle of transportation for pas
sengers and freittht. President Edward M.
Ilakar of the Wright company is reported
to have received recently a request for esti
mates on 10 aeroplanes. each of three-ton
freight capacity, with which valuable ore in
an inaccessible mine might be carried from
the mountains to a convenient shipping point.
This, together with the part that the aero
plane is playing in the ereat European war,
shows that a wider utilization of the aero-
eplane in peaceful pursuits will follow, and
the law governing these activities in tne air
becomes at once a subject of great practical
In 1891 Samuel Pierpont Langley asserted
that it was possible to construct machines
which would give such a velocity to inclined
planes or surfaces that bodies indefinitely
heavier than air could be sustained upon the
air and moved through it with great speed.
speaking countries, where law has always
been restricted by territorial limitations.
There the right to make law, and the power
to make law, has always been limited to the
physical domain of the state or nation; and
because of this fact we have learned to re
gard the law of a country as not effective
outside of its geographical limits.
In continental countries, where the in
fluence of the civil law or the Roman law has
been more active, law has not been consid
ered restricted to the physical territory of a
domain, but has been considered personal, a
thing attaching to the person, which follows
him wherever he goes. France for this rea
son has always assumed to legislate with
reference to the rights and duties of French
men wherever they are, and these rights and
duties once created have ben held to persist
everywhere by the civil lawyer. In America,
where the common law prevails, law has been
limited in its operation to the territorial
boundaries of the United States and its colo
nies; and a distance three miles out to sea.
Which it was considered could actually be
controlled from the land.
As there is, strictly speaking, no law of
the high seas, there being no nation which
now controls or is able to make and enforce
taw for that common highway of the nations,
so, as is pointed out above, there is. strictly
speaking, no law of the air as no nation now
controls this new common highway of the
nations There is no international law-making
body, nor is there any international court
having power to enforce its detrees with ref
erence to either the high sea or the high air.
Jurisdiction of the Air.
Many new problems of law making and
law enforcement will arise as man grows in
his power over this new realm. It is per-
At that time the general public and the most i haps improbable; but not impossible, that
progressive scientists thought of mechanical
night, that is. otherwise than by balloon, only
as a subject for ridicule. To ,hem it was not
considered probable f.hat support could be
derived from driving planes through the-air
and depending solelv upon the elasticity and
inertia of the air. However, in 1896 in May
and November successful 'flights were made
by a machine constructed of steel and driven
by a steam engine. This was witnessed by
Mr. Alexander Graham Bell, who wrote Mr.
Langley rf his belief in the ultimate success
of mechanical flight. The failure of Mr.
Langley's machine in 1903 caused wide com
ment and Mr. Langley's contention was fa
miliarly known as "Langley's Folly." He
did not lose heart, however, and in 191ti.on
Mr Langley's anniversary Glenn H.' Curtis,
one of America's foremost builders of bi
planes, flew in the Langtey aerodome
equipped with a modern engine and demon
strated that Mr. Langley's theories were
right and vindicated the position of the pio
We now speak of flying and long contin
ued occupation of the air space above the
land in a matter-of-fact way.
Law Is of the Land.
According to common law notions as de
rived from the thought and ' experience of
countries deriving their legal systems from
England, a country neither populated nor
connected geographically or politically with
a populated country may be said to have no
law. With the coming of population, that' is
to sav. social beines with an instinct to pos
sess rights and respect the rights of others
ana to teci tne influence oi oonganon, mere
comes law. This law may come from' the
mass of the population as a custom, it may
come in the form of a mandate of a king.or
the' legislative enactment of a' deliberative
body, but whatever its source, it is found
only where social beings are, or where their
influence has extended. Therefore, .in that
time before man entered the air pae above
the land and conquered Jit, it may be said,
strictly speaking, that there was no law of
the air. This is particularly true of English
serious crimes 'and numerous wrongs against
private rights may be committed in the air.
What law is to define these wrongs and
crimes and provide for their punishment and
provide relief by civil action for the injury
Suppose, for instance, an Englishman who
happens to be not particular as to the manner
in which he disposes of an enemy, takes his
airship to Germany and there sets sail, taking
his enemy, a Oerman, with him. Let us say
that over Switzerland and while at the top of
his flight, a mile above the ground, drops
his undesirable companion to. earth. He
continues his flight and lands in France
and the dead body of his enemy, the
evidence of his wrong, falls upon Switz
erland. The victim may have died v in
midair of heart disease superinduced by
fright, and in such case which country, if any,
has jurisdiction and will bring the malefactor
to justice? M. Fauchille has proposed that
crimes committed on board airships in any
part of the sky shall be. redressed by the
courts jof the country where the airship is
owned' and according to the laws of that
country, no matter what the nationality of
the persons involved or the land above
which the act complained of occurs. Others
have insisted that the matter should be de
termined and- settled in the country where
the airships alights, while still others have
thought that the wrongdoer should be made
amenable to the laws of the land over which
the airship was passing at the time the crime
or wrong was committed. Following the ,
analogy of the civil law, the law of the land
of the persons interested ' would apply, but
following the analogy of the common law,
the law of tho land over which the act was
done ould apply; following the analogy of
maritime law, the law of the land from which
the airship sailed might be applied.
If, however, the act above described took
place in the air over the high sea, it has been
suggested that it might not be the violation
of any law, as the air above the high sea is
without law, man never having permanently
penetrated that realm and made it a part of
his domain. (
Another Mask Removed
The same day that Governor Burnquist
of Minnesota set forth in pungent style the
reasons for declining to speak at a campaign
rally of the nonpartisan league, the New
York master of the State Grange, the dean
of the agricultural college and. several lead
ing farmers and stock raisers of the Empire
state revealed some of the seditious activities
of the league, strongly corroborative of the
Minnesota governor's charges. The governor
charged that the leaders have been closely
associated with the lawless Industrial Work
ers of the World, with the red socialists, pa
cifists and peace advocates. The executive
secretary was connected with the peace coun
cil, which had such a stormy career last year.
The governor pointed out that it was at a
nonpartisan league convention that Senator
La Follette 'made the vociferously applauded
speech which raised a question as to his right
to retain a seat in the senate.
The New Y ykers 'add several counts to
this terrific indictment. Mr. Lowell, master
of the State Grange, says that an effort was
made to get the New York farmers into a
political organization of their own, the
scheme Including an alliance with city ele
ments opposed to the war, with the purpose
of controlling the state. The organizer of
the league, A. C. Townley of St Paul, who
was arrested; two weeks ago on a warrant
charging him with conspiring to discourage
enlistments and obstructing the drafts, had
a fund of over $1,000,000, raised byharging
each of the 1D.000 members an initiation fee
of $16. This was liberally used in propa
ganda. Immediate benefits in pfices and
marketing conditions were promised the
farmers, but the literature Townley circu
lated demanded an immediate peace, de
nounced "the militaristic policy" of the gov
ernment called the great struggle a "capi-
l talists' war" and urged everybody to resist
refforts "to muzzle free speech." Townley
argued against larger crops and in other ways
sought to interfere with the conduct of the
war. v '
. There was much dissatisfaction' among
New York farmers over the administration of
state food control laws, but when the pro
German proclivities of the league became evi
dent, its overtures were spurned. St. Louis
Globe-'Democrat ' ,
People and Events
An inquiry is projected into well-founded
rumors of the anthracite barons unloading on
consumers last winter a liberal assortment of
plain and fancy rocks mixed with hard coal.
It is even intimated that soft coal barons
stiffened the heft of fuel bins in like manner
at top prices. The fuel administration prom
ises to sift the rumors, but better results
might be had by sifting the ashheaps.
R. O. Alexander, a millionaire cotton
merchant of Charlotte, N. C, hired a hall in
Washington and delivered a war message
garnished with Billy Sunday athletic thrills.
The main feature of the mesage is the loca
tion of the armeggedon of the world war in
the ''Mississippi valley and the finish 40
months hence. Alexander differs from most
prophets in this he hires his own hall.
Unable to fashion a few business ideas
themselves a committee of Chicago aldermen
visited Detroit and other cities in a search
of improved methods of managing work
houses. The committee came back with the
surprising information that workhouses are
so named because the inmates must work
and the institutions are self-sustaining. A
like institution in Chicago is named "house
of correction," but its ch:ef merit lies in
catering to the large appetites of idle crim
inals. Fashion oracles in New, York appear
hopelessly divided on the question of ap
proving, for spring wear, what is said to be
a very fetching costume affected by priest
esses of Grecian terpsichorean art At a
recent interpretation of the style privately
staged for experts, the chief priestess "ap
peared in a wealth of glad, unfettered smiles,
surrounded by nine little girls." The ex
perts, unable to agree, passed it up to
Magistrate McGeehan, who has impaneled
a jury to lighten his embarrassment.
One Year Aaro Today In the War. A
V Germans halted their retirement on
western front at tha Hlndenburg Una. j
Secretary of navy authorized by
President Wilson to spend the 1115,
000.000 emergency fund appropriated
by congress. ,
The Day We Celebrate.
Jamee G. Martin, live stock commis
sion, born 1864.
- William J. Bryan, torn at at Salem,
111., 68 yars ago.
Sir Lomer Gouin for many years
prime minister ot Quebec, born at
Grondlnes, Quebec, 67 years ago.
Moorfleld Storey, former president
of the American Bar association, born
at Roxbury, Mass., 7 $ years ago.
' Alice French (Octave Thanet)' born
.at Andover. Mass., 68 years ago.
This Day to History. ' '
1742 General Isaac Huger, a dis
tinguished southern f-ommander In the
revolution, born at Limerick Planta
tion, 8. C. Died at Charleston, a G,
; October 6. 1787. ' .
; - 1781 Cornwallls retreated from
Guilford court house, leaving both
t American and British wounded be
1S18- General Thomas Posey, aol
dier of the revolution, senator from
'Louisiana and governor of Indiana
: territory, died at Shawneetown. ,111.
.Born in Virginia in 1750. ,
;1877 First TurKish oarllament
j;--- tit atmftatentinrtnl .
J ust SO Years Ago Today
& M. Hopkins, an accomplished
stenographer In the B. & M. general
ticket office, has been appointed court
reporter under Judge Hopewell, vice
Mr. J. B. Iiaynes, who naa resigned.
A beer famine 'ocourred in South
Omaha. Several saloonkeepers who
get their supplies from the city ran
out of stock and the beer wagons were
unable to make their way through the
Dennis Cunningham, one of Oma
ha's oldest and most substantial cltl
sens, returned from an extended trip
through Ireland, Scotland, Wales,
England and othel foreign countries.
The city base ball league held a
meeting at Penrose & Hardin's sport
ing headquarters. A committee to se
lect grounds and, If possible, to secure
he association grounds, was . ap
pointed. . E. Rosewater, editor of The Bee,
opened a series of talks to the Press
club on the subject of the early Jour
nai)m of Omaha. ( .
As a sure means of speeding up
shipbuilding Britain released from
the army 20.000 skilled shipyard
men.' Their places at the front were
taken by an equal number from the
Several thousand women are em
ploying In combing the battlefields of
France, where everything Is salvaged.
Every erap of war material, from
metal to wearables, are gathered up
and made to do duty again.
One of the romances ot the British
side of the wa.- has to do with the
ups and downs and come back of
Colon j1 Ed wai-Parker ad. Los
ing his commission early In the war,
he enlisted as a private, saw active
service under General Smuts in South
Africa and later participated in the
Flanders campaign. While in a Lon
don hospital suffer In from a shoulder
shattered by shell he vas reinstated
In his former rank by orders of King
George. , . . ..
German land grabbing outclasses
profiteering at home only in broader
range of operation. The eager reach
Is the same.- Writing in Die Hilfe,
Herr Helna Potthoff, a noted German
economist says, "profiteering v has
reached a point where the moral1 con
sequences have become even vworse
than the financial teaults, and every
body is trying to squeese aa much
profit for himself out of the war as
possibl If these conditions do not
improve, the soldiers when they re
turn from ,the front will spit in the
faces of those left at home, such will
be their scorn. "1
Aimed at Omaha
York News-Times: Omaha is grow
ing so fast It ha growing pains. 4
. Harvard Courier: The Omaha Bee
Is worried about the women wearing
overalls. If they want to wear 'em
they'll wear 'era and if they don't
they Won't. The Bee might as well
save Its breath. ,
Blair Pilot: Apparently not all the
bolshevlkl are In Russia from a report
of a meetinar held in Omaha last Sat-
I urday evening. United "tates Marshal
' Ebersteln refused to let the orators
speak in any but the English lan
guage, but he ought to have told them
, that if they were not heart and soul
for America and with her in this war
all he wanted ,of them was silence
and mighty little ot that. - -
Fremont Herald: That Omaha Is
the great corn market of the world
may be realized when one understands
that in the month of February it re
ceived 6.14C carloads of theN grain,
which was greater than the combined
receipts of Chicago, Kansas CUy'and
Omaha for the entire month of Jan.
uary. The March receipts at Omaha
will probably break all known records
for a single market town.
Kearney Hub: The Bee states that
the canvass' of Omaha for a card
index exhibit of the individual partici
pation of Omaha people in the various
war activities Liberty bond,- war re
lief, Red Cross, etc., is arousing dis
cussion and is considered art unwar
ranted invasion of personal rights.
Whether the objection is well taken
or not a record of this character la
i unnecessary, and can very easily be
I productive of mischief- '
St Louis Globe-Democrat: There
is nothing astonishing in the rumor
that the German-American Alliance
St Louis Globe-Democrat: War
food regulation makes it Lent all the
year round; and some say It is Im
proving everybody's health.
Minneapolis Journal: With the re
ported disappearance of dogs in Ber
lin, the menace of a frankfurter war
after the war is sensibly reduced.
Baltimore American: Montenegro
has indignantly and contemptuously
refused peace with Germany. Though
it be fjut little, it is fierce.
Washington Post: Mitch Palmer
is making arrangements for all Ger
man boats reaching New York after
the war to dock at an American port
New York World: Great Britain
cheerfully assumes a debt of $30,000,
000,000, about one-third her total
wealth, -in uninflated values, before
the war. "With al. we have and are"
is nq mere phrase. ,
Brooklyn Eagle: If a speech of
five hours in the senate at Washing
ton costs the country $4,500, how
much more is it costing Russia not to
have a Duma where representatives
may sit ind exhale steam? We are
getting off cheap.
Louisville Courier-Journal: What
Irritates a certain type of married
woman more than anything else is to
hear through an open kitchen win
dow, above the quarreling of the kids
and the crunch of the clothes on the
washboard, a gawky girl at a piano
(cross the street singing "Love Can
Candidates and Emoluments.
Omaha, March 17. To the Editor
of The Bee: Your editorial In today's
Issue referring to the "tenacious habit
of fee-grabbing" Is opportune. Prob
ably it might arouse the voters' cur
iosity at the coming rTomaries, for
some of the candidates are conundrums
to those who. do not know them. Like
wise the cartoon in today's Bee If
perfect, for it represents the avarice
of many of the candidates.
Rumor has it that some candidates
at the coming primaries had the good
taste to sacrifice the emoluments at
tached to the war work being done by
them. Now it is only justice to the
voters to ascertain if all candidates
enaged in patriotic work have done
likewise. Has the labor candidate who
Is delivering orations on patriotism at
the Chamber of Commerce banquets
and from the platforms of the silk
stocking candidates acquired the per
nicious habit Of holding fast to the
salary he is receiving from the State
Council of Defense? The voters of
Omaha demand an . answer to this
question. , CURIOSITY.
Ode to Jim.
Omaha. March 18. To Mayor James
C. Dahlman. Dear Jim: I take my
; pen in hand to write to you about our
! city. She's sure the grandest In the
i land, but holy cats! her streets are
gritty. I'm very proud of our old town,
of years I've lived here over 30, but
Where's her chance for great renown
when all her gutters ate so dirty. The
other day I walked along, and Jim,
as I'm a living sinner, my ears filled
up with north wind's song, likewise
three sparrows' noonday dinner.
Whenever business takes me forth on
any street from Jones to Izard," on
windy days, east, west, south, north, 1
I buck against a sandstorm blizzard.
The other day on Fourteenth street j
the sand tornado was a lulu; the traf- I
flc copper on his beat was plastered I
like a warrior Zulu. The sand works
through the plate glass fronts of all
our fine department stores and many,
many times, not one, has worn the
paint off big front doors. Now, Jim,
the spring has almost came, old win
ter's reign is disappearing, so here's
your chance to get more fame, and
Jim election time Is nearing. So do
not cuss, and do not strike, if this is
published in the paper, but, Jimmy,
for the love of Mike, get out the push
broom, hose and scraper. J.
Chicago Man in Omaha Politics.
Chicago, March 15. To the Editor
of The Bee: A staff correspondent's
article in this - morning's Tribune,
dated Omaha, March 14, gives rise to
what I think of Omaha's wet mayor.
.Less than two years ago I lived in
Omaha. It was my good fortune to
hear Mayor Dahlman speak from an
automobile near Fourteenth and
Douglas streets. His attacks were
against prohibition. Nothing was good
enough for the wet element and noth
ing was left unsaid to belittle the dry
cause. - ,
Mayor Dahlman Is so wet he could
not dry out In a year or a little over
since he was a staunch supporter of
the wets. Therefore I doubt the sin
cerity of his remarks now. They are
only camouflage to get the dry ele
ment to support him for re-election.
1 don't believe the drys should vote
for him. He certainly did not do
much for them. The mayor was con
demning the dry Issue and I asked him
why he didn't enforce the Sunday
closing laws if he didn't want such is
sues brought up, and his answer to
me was that It was taking personal
liberty away from :nan.
Now, if it was such injury to men
then, why not now? , ,
A wise man changes his mind. Why
make a kingdom of the mayor's office
in a beautiful city like Omaha?
Let Mr. Dahlman go to work. ,H
has rested long enough.
H. C. MAHAN.
5858 South Park avenue, Chicago.
She Father read your book of poems,
dear, and wept over, every Una.
Her Affianced He didf
She Yes. He said he couldn't help but
weep to think that such an Imbecile waa
coming into the family. Boston Transcript.
AMERICA NEEDS ME.
America, America, the land my hear!
I rove thy cities , wonderful, thy storm
swept, rock-ribbed shores,
Tby mountains, forging upward to th
glory of the sun.
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And mighty are the rivers, which, hasten
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Shows forth tha mighty power of God. whi
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