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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY MARCH 21', 191&
The Omaha' Bee
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to ttaena. Addraia chanted aa often aa requaatad. .
What a lovely little playmate the March lion
-.11 be! ,
- Save wheat it is an imperative demand, for
unless we do we will not win the war.
"Pa" Rourke's press agent Is busy, which' is
ihe most reliable' sijjn of spring yet observed.
The great commoner says if Omaha can be
made dry and kept dry, any place can. Compli
mentary, to says the least.
La Follctte staked, his, all in Wisconsin, and
los:. Thunders of the ballot are more potent
even than "thunders of silence."
Milwaukee's bolsheviki stood true to their in
dicted leader, but .this will not deter' (he United
States courts in enforcing the law.
The only two fee-grabbers left are in the dis
trict clerk's office in the court house and in the
health commissioner's office in the city hall.
; "Carless" Sunday was 1out as successful in
Omaha as ''meatless'! Tuesday was at the start.
However, itickinjr.to it brought results in regard
to meat conservation.-'' ""'.-.F , '
Vacant chairs in the legislature will remind
the members who assemble of the broken circle
in millions of American homes. ! This should. be
an inspiration- to patriotism for the lawmakers.
Fifteen ships launched in February, a total of
114,100 tons, is to be increased to 23 in March
with a total of 188,275 tons. This -is just the
start of the work, too, but it means something in
winning the war. s ; ;
Thf city authorities have decided , to defer
the construction of a new city jail because it
would. cost more than the. funds in hand. The
thought of deferring the purchase of all those
auto fire trucks for which the makers are de
I nianding Jancy prices evidently never entered
their minds. . ; ' " "
' It is fair to assume that the eagerness of "Fee
grabber Bob" Smith to test that new law for
bidding the clerk of the district court from con
tinuing to pocket naturalization fees does not
extend. to a test by indictment for embezzlement
or by ouster proceedings, both of which, he is in
viting by holding out money which belongs in
the county treasury.
k. ' How Well Do You Know Omaha? '
This is not a puzzle nor the offer of a reward
for information. - , It is just a question for each
citizen to ask himself. How well do you know
theVity in which you live and where all your in
terests, material and otherwise, lie? ' When a
stranger accosts you on the street, desiring to be
directed to some particular place, can yon answer
him promptly, or do you have to hesitate and fi
nally give him uncertain instructions? Do you
know anything about the city that lies outside the
route you pursue each day between, home and
office or the boulevards you, drive your machine
over? "When the conversation turns on some
other city you can tell where the points of in
terest are in Chicago or New York, in Washing
ton or San Francisco, and not a few of you know
exactly where the damage was done when a bomb
is dropped in Paris or, London, but can you say
the same about Omaha? The Bee can tell you
that Omaha has a lot of out-of-the-way places
that hold interest for one or another of many
reasons. It has spots of great, beauty, regions
where industry hums and roars all day long and'
all the varied life interest of a great community.
If you do not know all these places as well as
you know your way about in other places where
you have visited it will pay you to devote some
of the glorious weather of the new-born season
to exploring Omaha.. ,
LOYALTY WINS IN WISCONSIN.
Loyalty wins in Wisconsin and the victory
of Lenroot, running-on a "loyalty" platform, over
his La Follette opponent for the republican nomi
nation for United States senator, must be grati
fying to patriotic Americans everywhere.
According to the latest available returns,
Lenroot's majority is substantial and safe, al
though not as signal as might be wished. VVc
must not, however, overlook conditions in Wis
consinboth the democratic aspirants having
been members of the Wilson administration
which permitted all the disaffected elements to
center their force in the republican primary in
hope of beating L.enroot and parading their
achievement as the sentiment of Wisconsin.
After withstanding almost singlehanded- the
brunt of this battle for loyalty, Mr. Lenroot ought
to have the heartyupport of loyal citizens re
gardless of political affiliations and regardless
also of the fact that his democratic competitor is
likewise committed to a program for vigorous
prosecution of ihe war because his election would
drive the lesson in deeper and hearten patriotic
people more wherever a similar contest may have
to be fought. In a word, Wisconsin has done
welt in nominating Lenroot, but it will do still
better .by electing him setiator.
The Question of Bonuses.
Following Mr. Heney through the published
accounts of his proceedings in the investigation
of the meat packing industry, it is easy to under
stand what he is driving at in most of his inquir
ies. He is plainly seeking to establish that a for
bidden combination of interests exists among the
packers by which producers and consumers have
suffered or been made victims. His probable
purpose, however, in recording the various in
ducements,by which the packers were- brought to
establish and maintain packing plants at Omaha,
and other points opens up a different question.
Going back to 1884 and 188. Mr. Heney has
discovered that bonuses or subslies were paid
or given by the Omaha stock yards to the Fowlers,-
to Lipton", to Hammond and to others, as
inducements to engage'' in slaughtering and
packing meat here. This information has been
notoriousas has the knowledge that other con
cerns were similarly dealt with. Unless the
practice had been followed, it is likely no great
packing industry would now exist at Omaha.
Does Mr. Heney intend that giving bonuses
or subsidies by communities shall be abandoned?
It is a custom venerable and almost universal.
Just nov the United States government is offer
ing such inducements to industry,.?! all kinds, the
state of Nebraska has indulged in the practice,
and the Omaha Chamber of ' Commerce, repre
senting the commerce and industry of the city,
has for one of its objects the assistance of new
industries or firms coming here, and even offers
inducements to established, business to transfer
front other communities to this..
Mr. dleney hardly can rrfean that a commu
nity is not to concern itself to its own advantage;
if he does, he should make .it plain. It is quite
possible, though, that much opposition,- passive
if not active, will be encountered by any effort to
uproot and extirpate the practice of giving
bonuses to institutions that in time will return
great good in the way of' material gain to the
community in which they are established.
The Law of the Air
German Morale Back to the Lines.
What effect will the subjugation of -Russia
have on the people of Germany? Consideration
of this question must engage some attention, for
it touches the main problem of the war very
closely.' The morale of the German army has
been well sustained through much adversity,
while the people have kept well behind their fight
ing forces in point of optimistic endurance. Some
signs of a weakening of the national fiber have
been noted of late, one of them being- the more
persistent clamor of the press against the policy
of the government. This may be accounted for
on one of two hypotheses. Either the German
high command feels secure against any likeli
hood of upheaval, and therefore permits the up
roar as a sort of safety-value operation, orit is
uncertain as to its position and waits for the
issue while the masses vent displeasure at the
government's course, content to let words flow
but .ready to act if something more dangerous
threatens. Another sign of disintegration is the
reported increase of crime in all parts of the em
pire. ' Especially noticeable has been operation of
bands of thieves, who boldly plunder 'trains,
shops,' dwellings, even government offices, Police
are unable to cope with the wave, while the mili
tary makes no effort to interfere. AH of this may
be changed by the promise of supplies from Rus
sia and the hope of a victory in the west. Un
less one or both of these can be given, the, con
dition of Germany is "not " greatly : benefited
through the Russian tragedy.
, Postmaster Fanning asks Omaha business
men to help overcome the rush at the postoffice
by mailing their letters in smaller batches. It
might- not hurt much if the postmaster general
were to take -cognizance of conditions here, and
allow the Omaha office a little bigger force.
Nebraska boys at Funston are off for France.
That is all the censor will let us know just now,
but "we -do; know : that wherever they are they
will make good,
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. To be published in three parts.
Part III. Conclusion.
There is no such thing known to the com
mon law as ownership of the clouds that
hover over the land, or the rain that drops
from the heavens, or of the water that
gathers upon the surface of the earth, r
that seen beneath the surface there collected
in pockets or flowing in .subterranean chan
nels. 'Blackstone said that one could only
have a limited usufructuary property therein
whereby if a body of water runs out of my
pond into another man's land I have no right
to restrain it.
It follows very naturally that if there can
be no ownership in water, rain or clouds that
there cannot- possibly be ownership of the
more restless air. No exclusive right can be
attained in either light or air. .Legislation
cannot create such a right because man has
no exclusive possession of them. They are
for all in common. "And upon whom doth
not His light arise?" Job 25, 3. "Ami the
wind bloweth where it listeth and they there
are that heareth X)te sound thereof but
knoweth not whence it cometh or whither it
goes." St. John 3. 8. . If the law were other
wise, ; some enterprising person with
monopolistic tendencies would make it his
business to buy up the air supply, as the
humorist has said, and sell it out to a suf
fering public at so much per sniff.
Granted that a man cannot become a
proprietor of the air above his land, what
about the space which the air fills? Space
is neither wandering nor restless, but the
idea that one may retain any portion of it to
possess is a leap beyond any of the remark
able fictions ofthe law, according to Henry
C. Spurr. Although Mr. Spurr may express
the thought of the practical mind, yet, never
theless, air space' is possessed and actually
retained to a considerable height at this
time and the better view probably is that the
proprietor of the land is the proprietor of
the air space to a limited height. However,
iiv the case of Buttler against the Frontier
Telephone company, a pioneer decision, the
court holds that the owner of the soil does
not in fact own the air space above the land.
The law is yet in a nebulous state. Vast
and important changes will occur as the mind
of man shapes itself to the ta'Sk of giving or
derly' government toa new domain. What
the result will be can be partially anticipated
from what, has gone before.
Use of Ether in Air Space.
Wireless telegraph is accomplished by
setting in action vibrations of ether, which
may be likened to the waves on a tub of
water after a pebble has been dropped into
the middle. These waves or vibrations rush
out jn each direction from the disturbing
force. It can be seen, therefore, that wireless
telegraphy, or the sending of a message, sets
in motion the ether in the ait space above
the land over which it passes. Docs this
constitute an invasion of the rights of the
adjacent land owner? -
Certainly it cannot be claimed that these
pulsations of ether, imperceptible except by
the aid -of delicate apparatus, are likely to
interfere with the land owner's enjoyment of
his property, as would be the case where his
premises were invaded by a noxious odor or
crqssed by suspended telegraph wires. Ordi
nary conceptions of the rights incident to
the ownership of realty are plainly in
adeauate in this situation. ' -
The suggestion has been offered that
while in one sense the sendec-of a message
does use the ether, air, or air spacesof an
other (assuming the lair above one'land to
be the subject of ownership), it is only in the
sense that the one land owner uses the chan
nel of a stream on ,the land of another by
which water is conveyed by the natural flow
to and from his own premises. The right to
transmit messages across the land of another
may, therefore, be conceived in the nature
cf a reciprocal easement.
It is interesting to observe that we have
analogous cases in which there are decisions
as to the right to use the ether as conductor
of return electric circuits.
Present and Proposed Aerial Legislation.
The regulation of aviation affords a par
ticulark fertile field for the exercise of the
v onderrul powers of that type of statesman
who unfortunately finds his way into nearly
every legislature and feels that he is specially
commissioned to act as a universal regulator,
and, having fairly exhausted the field af
forded by things upon the earth, from the
height of sky-scrapers to the length of a
hatpin, will be doubtlessly pleased with the
prospect of a new world to conquer and will
turn with avidity to the heavens above.
. An excellent illustration of the absurd
length t-j which such legislative regulation
may go is a bill which was introduced into
the legislature of a middle '"estern stats in
the winter of 1910, which bill proposes to
prohibit ascension to a greater height than
1,000 feet and provided for a bondrof $10,000,
guaranteeing obedience to the law with a
prison sentence of five . years for its viola
Just what the idea was that inspired this
proposal is difficult to determine. Whether
the legislator sought to protest the aviator
on the theory that he would be more thor
oughly dead after falling 5,000 feet than after
a little drop of 1,000 feet, or whether his con
cern was for that part of the public which
occupies the lower floors of apartments or of
fice buildings whose danger would doubtless
be increased in proportion to the altitude
from which a disabled engine might fall with
ever increasing power of smashing through
the protecting upper floors, will doubtless
remain a profound mystery.
While there will probably appear a con
siderable amount of useless, if not foolish and
absurd, legislation, the rapid advance made
in aviation and the increasing number of
those engaged in operating ships of the air
have engaged the serious attention of legis
lators and statesmen.
In 1909, at Paris, an international confer
ence on aerial rights was held, at which the
principal European powers were represented.
An elaborate code for the regulation of aerial
navigation was adopted. While perhaps such
elaborate regulations are necessary for the
countries in Europe where, there arc
numerous independent nations covering rela
tively small teritory, with their numerous
military equipment and mutual jealousies,
they hardly seem necessary in this country
and, at any rate, are largely matters for in
ternational agreement. V
Legislation upon the subject of aerial,
navigation, whether Jn effect or merely pro-
posed or likely to be adopted in the future,
naturally falls under three general heads, ac-
cording to the object to be obtained:
First Protection of the public.
Second Protection of the lives and prop
erty of individuals.
Third Protection of the aviators them
selves. In 1906 a practical joker who was a mem
ber of the council of Kissimmee, Fla., in
troduced such an ordinance which aroused
wide-spread interest, and the mayor's office
y as flooded with correspondence on the sub
ject. Many of the letters from abroad were
addressed to the "Lord Mayor of Kissim
mee." The brdinance, in view of the great
progress made in aviation, does not read
nearly so oddly now as it did when first pro
posed, and it may . be confidently Txpected
that changes relatively as great will follow
in the near future.
- Grave Injustice to Kant
Among the many eccentric expressions at
tributed to Kaiser Wilhelm, this will appeal
to philosophers as the mo3t remarkable and
"We owe our victory largely to the moral
and spiritual treasures which the great
philosopher of Konigsbcrg Immanuel Kant
bestowed upon our people." ,
Kant has beerdead more than a century,
but it is easy to imagine how he would have
protested against such injustice. He re
sponsible for "victory" woir by treachery, by
the imirder of noncombatants, by the ignor
ing of the humanities and the decencies of
civilization?, You would have forgotten his
concave chest, his deformed shoulder. He
would have drawn himself up to his full
height of five feet, and with the fierce
iconoclasm inherited from his Scotch mother
would have given the lie to his defamer.
No, Kant of Konigsberg, who remade the
philosophy of the world, is not the father of
pragmatism,, a euphemism for the father of
lies. Truth was his idol. Speculative liberty
was his pride. We suppose even his en
thusiasm of paternity never saw in the
"Critique of Pure Reason" or "The Causes at
Earthquakes," or "Volcanoes in the MooVi,"
any "moral and spiritual treasures."
As for religion, Kant, though he in
fluenced the thinking leaders of all creeds,
clashed fiercely with Frederick Wilhelm II,
and with the Lutheran hierarchy. The first
half of his "On Religion Within the Limits
of Reason Alone" having been, published in
the Berlin Journal, the publication of the
second half was prohibited by the govern
ment, and Kant printed nnd published at
Konigsberg the whole work. For this he was
forbidden to write or lecture on any religious
subject, and for years the expression of his
thought was hampered by German autocracy.
Kaiser Wilhelm ought, once more, to be
ashamed of himself, if that were possible.
When the living dog mendaciously attempts
to establish his kinship with the dead lion,
he makes himself a. very ridiculous dog in
deed. Brooklyn Eagle.
People and Events
Seventy bakers are on the carpet in New
York City for operating on the belief they
are bigger than the government' and could
safely defy it. They are not as big as they
imagined.. . ; - y
A red flag socialist in a Minnesota town
blew his head off with dynamite when he dis
covered he was an object of secret service
inquiry. Minneapolis papers credit the de
ceased with doing an excellent job.
Daniel H. Tolman, "king of the loan
brokers," who spread a 10-per-cent-a-month
net from coast to coast, cashed in at his
home in New Jersey last week. He trimmed
his victims for a fortune of $4,000,000,
but couldn't find any pockets in the shroud.
In a divorce case on trial in St. Louis a
neutral lawyer testified that the woman de
fendant in his office talked for two and three
quarter hours without a perceptible lull in the
conversation. If she does not win the case
her talking record looks good for the
feminine championship. '
One Dr. L. A. Fritsche, a pro-German
forcibly removed from "office in New Ulm,
Minn., is losing his nerve. After starting a
campaign for re-election as a vindication he
suddenly jumped the fence and quit the race.
Doubtless he heard the rumble of the Amer
ican spirit ana scootea tor shelter. New
Ulm and other alien burgs in the Gopher
state are becoming dangerously hot for
Patriotism with a whoop looks good to
Chief White Elk of the Cherokee nation.
The other day while doing the honeymoon
act in v Salt Lake the chief and his bride
drifted into a chocolate factory and auc
tioned a 25 cent thrift stamp for $20. A
bridal kiss went to the highest bidder, the
boss of the shop, and the greedy cuss, right
before the crowd, took all that .was coming
from the chief's princess; The rest went to
the Red Cross.
The pull of the khaki is concededly ir
resistible. Elderly dads as well as girls ad
mit it. The soldier son of a Kansas banker
called tip dad from New York to say good
bye. He and dad ran up a long distance bill
of $12 which dad insisted on paying. Even
more patriotic was the act of a prospective
father-in-law in St. Louis cheerily taking
over a bill of $24.60 run up in a long distance
confab between the only soldier boy in Chi
cago and the only girl at home. Say, fellers
in plain duds, that was some session.
One Tear Ago Today tn the War.
Russian, forces crossed the Persian
border Into TurklBh territory.
President Wilson summoned con
gres to meet In extra session "to re
ceive a communication by the execu
tive on grave question ot national
policy.". . .. , , - ...
The Day We Celebrate.
Ralph E. Parrott, manager of
OliverxChllled Plow company, born
Major1' General Hunter " Liggett,
United States army, born at Reading-,
Pa., 61 years airo.
- Brigadier General George C. Squier,
In charge of the aviation service of
the United States army, born At, Dry
ltn. Mich.. S3 years ago. -
Dr. George E. Vincent, president of
the Rockefeller foundation, born at
JtocKrecd. 111., 54 years ago. ' , ,
Tbift Day In Hifctory. - -
1685 Johann Sebastian Dach, born
at 1 -Ehsenach,-. . Germany. Died at
LeiDsio. July 28. 175. '
1775-Lucieiv Bonaparte, the ablest
of ftapoleon brothers, born at Ajac
cio, C6reica. Diedat Viterbo, June
1778 Franklin, Dean and Lee, the
American envoys, trere publicly rf -ceived
at the French court, t
1781- Joseph Vance, governor of
Ohio and representative in congress,
born in Washington county.. Penn
sylvania.. Died near Urbana, O.,
.AufUitA, 1152. - . .
J ust SO Years Ago Today
The Nebraska and Iowa Gas com
pany is the name of an organization
that filed' articles of incorporation
with the county clerk. The corpora
tion will manufacture gas and the
principal place of business is to be
Omaha. A.. M. Kitchen, E. W. Pitkin,
E. Rlall. C. H. Brown, J. I- McCague,
W, W. Keysor and A. C. Powell were
chosen directors and 'to manage the
affairs of the corporation.
Manager Selee of the Omaha base
ball team and Left-Fielder Annls, ar-
i--S a- 'Ilia, (
rived from Chicago and the entire
roster of players til be here within
10 days. . " .
. The Veteran firemen held a meet
ing at Chief Oallighan'B office and the
main matters dlscusstd were all rela.
tiyetto the coming .Ircmen's ball.
Friends of Rev. J. M. Wilson of the
Presbyterian church, corner Sixteenth
and Castellar streets, gave a surprise
arty.- . He was presented with Sn
elegantly upholstered rocking chair.
Twice' Told Tales
. Xot "Changed Much.
The librarian at a certain museum
was engaged in cataloging and ar
ranging some ancient books thaf had
Just arrived from Egypt, when h no?
ticed a perplexed look on the face of
"What's the matter. Brown t" he
asked. "Is there anything' that you
. "Yes," answered Brown. "Here is
a small papyrus on which the charac
ters are not decipherable. How shall
I class It?"
"Urn,' " thoughtfully returned the
librarian, examining the papyrus.
"Suppose you call It a doctor's pre
scription In the time of Pharaoh."
The Conductor's Come Back.
As a train stopped at a little Ohio
station the passenger heard the
plaintive bawling of a ealf. which was
being wheeled along the platform in a
crate. . , ,
' "There's j someone complaining,
conductor," ald ' a traveler, looking
for a bit of fun. '
"Not to me," answered the mild old
ticket taker. "Never heard a passen
ger's complaint with that much
sense." Cincinnati Enquirer.
I . Great Idea. -
"It says in this article that before
beheading a man the Chinese make
n- ihao that' A man can set
intoxicated without having a head on
him the next mt.rnlng." Boston
Transcript. " ' "
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: The
Germans will be crazy to try to get
back to Lunevllle.
Minneapolis Journal: The Brown
ing gun is a poem in steel. It is the
Star Spangled Bang-er.
Wanblnrtnn Post? The idpa. of nut-
lng' off general elections this fall
sounds good to tne waoDiycongress
man whose term is about to expire.
Minneapolis Tribune: Postmaster
General Burleson is quite enthusiastic
over plans for delivering mall by air
planes. Perhaps that explains why he
has kept mail delivery up in the air
for some months.
New York World: Torpedoing hos
pital ships has become so well rec
ognized a part of Germany's naval
policy that it 5s folly to put any faith
in its assurances. Hospital ships
should be given the same full protec
tion in all circumstances as trans
ports Baltimore American: One of the
kaiser's sons, it is said, is to be ap
pointed king of Finland. As he has
six. It is easy to see how the self-determination
of the various- to-be-created
kingdoms is to be worked for
the greater good of Germany when
the new thrones are given out. - -
Ltfuisville Courier-Journal: The
new German "tobacco" is a blend of
dried hops, mint, verbena, fenel, wild
..i. k..ihsF and hn Irtish m. colored
with extract of elderberries, fruit
skins and Pernambuco wool. Alto
gether the new German tobacco seems
to be about as horrible a compound
as the old German kultur. '
England is using nearly $1,000,000
worth of castor oil a year for lubricat
ing the engines of aeroplanes.
A Vnotion picture outfit has been
sent from England for use ' in the
camps surrounding Jerusalem.
"The best things about this town,"
writes an American correspondent in
France, "are the sunshine and brac
ing mountain air, which are free to
all." . . -
Correspondents with Americans at
the front report that soldiers go to the
trenches for eight days and then go
to rest camps for eight days 10 to
fifteen miles back of the lines. Travel
ing steam kitchens bring hot food to
the trench men at night.
At a dinner party in London re
cently it was found that four private
soldiers who were among the guests
had traveled 35.000 miles at their own
expense to fight for the Motherland.
Onef them had come all the way
from the Yukon, another from the
wilds of western Australia, tha third
from the Straits settlements', and the
fourth from Central Africa.
Among the things to be put on the
credit side of the war is a diminution
in the tendency to lose the reason.
Among the men ia the armies, al
though there are cases of "shell
shock" and the like, which induce
strange mentarcondittons, yet on the
whole the tendency to lunacy is re
duced to a minimum. Soldiering
tends to make a man punctual, pru
dent, persevering and self-reliant and
all these qualities are in direct oppo
sition to a tendency to insanity. .
Bible and Prohibition.
GrandSeland, Neb., March IS. To
the Editor of . The Bee: 1 challenge
any biblical expounder of the gospel
to show or prove that any book, chap
ter' or verse that mentions wine in
any way prohibits its manufacture or
forbids the drinking thereof only
under vow or going into the taber
nacle. The Bible exhorts every man
and woman to be temperate, not only
inwine, but everything, .to work out
his own salvation. I can prove that
prohibition . is against the teaching
and the laws as laid down in holy
writ. A SOLDIER.
Be Patriotic in Eating.
Omaha, JIarch IS. To the Editor
of The Bee: ' Among all foodstuffs
wheat is today the greatest war es
sential. Everyone in Omaha knows
this to be a fact. Tlien why does any
one in Omaha persist in eating wheat ?
Why Is it that bread containing SO to
TO per cent of wheat is set on the
table in restaurants even when not
specifically ordered? Why is not every
waiter ; instructed to offer rye,, corn,
oatmeal or other bread and to serve
bread containing whea't only when the
guest insists? Why do not proprietors
of all eating places show patriotism
at this time by featuring those foods
which are not so urgently needed by
the armies of the alKes? Let the peo
ple of Omaha refuse to patronize a
restaurant which serves wheat in any
form except to a guest who insist on
it. Let every restaurant patron insist
that no wheat bread, no wheat cakes,
no waffles or other foods containing
wheat be served to him.
Let us all abstain from abusing the
profiteer, from criticizing any de
partment of the government, from ob
jecting to policies or practices of oth
ers until such time as our individual
action in this simple matter of eating
is based on 100 per cent patriotism.
It is action that counts in war time.
Compulsory patriotism requires 30
per cent substitutes in wheat Bread:
thorough patriotism, for a time at
least, calls for practically 100 per cent
elimination of wheat from the daily
dlet.v No one will suffer from going
without wheat for a few weeks until
the situation is relieved.
, The armies and the allies can only
have the wheat which we save. All
of us know that their needs are far
greater than our savings. Why wait
until the food administration compels
further conservation? Patriotism that !
1 vfilnntarv is epnnine. . I
Next to wheat in the program comes
sugar. Have one-half of the people
of Omaha reduced their sugar con
sumption 50per cent since April,
In a few months the call may come
again to save meats. In the mean
time will not everyone do his utmost
in saving wheat and sugar?
; Around the Cities f
The Illinois Public Utility commis
sion turned down the request of tha
People's Gas company of Chicago for
authority to raise prices 12 per cent.
City and company last year entered
into a contract for gas at 70 cents
per 1,000 cubic feet, quality based on
heat units instead of candle power
and running one year. The commis
sion reminded the company that con
tracts cannot be set aside at the re
quest of one party.
Topeka's morale suffered a serious
slump recently, due to some envious
profiteers, excluded from the loot,
welching on the beneficiaries. Bright
lights shaded on tho outside soma
sights and scant tights featured Sat-
urday night lfe in one of the town's
"respectable" hatels. and provoked a'
raid that startled the victims and
some over. A variety of subsequent
explanations lends melancholy em
phasis to the motto: "Don't get
Catholics and Prohibition.
Omaha, March 19. To the Editor
of. The Bee: That certain Catholic
priests have declared against prohibi
tion does not in any way reflect the
sentiment ofthe Catholic laity, whom
I have found as a rule favor prohibi
The question ' of rrohibition has
been settled by the people of this
commonwealth and we wish no re
course to the clergy, knowing full well
that prohibition wl.'l only help the
church in its teachings. The Catholic
church can be harmed only by the
scandal given by crooked, dirty poli
ticians and the conscienceless saloon
keepers who masquerade as Catholics.
A CATHOLIC READER.
1 1 iM-aaV ;
is a matter of commendable
Just o, the style and excell
ence of your piano or player
should be in keeping with the
We know of no other place
where such a wide variety In
makes and styles may be had
in pianos and players.
And there's a special sale
now which offers a money-saving
in pianos and players slight
We sell the Mason & Hamlin
and other pianos, $250 up.
A. H0SPE CO.
1513 Douglas St.
The Third Liberty Loan Drive Satur
day, April 6. Are you ready?
"Too bad about Tom and the girl he's
engaged to. Neither one of them is good
enough for the other.'' .
'Where did you get that Idea?"
"I've been talking the matter over with
both families." Boston Transcript.
Tho Politician! see you farmers believe
in putting good men In office. ,
Farmer Corntossel Yes! The best that
money can buy. Life.
"A vessel Is different In one way f.cm
"What Is that?"
"It Is when aha Is tied up that aha can't
make any knots." Baltimore American.
"Is your husband a help to you?"
''I expect he will be. am teaching him
how to drive the car." Judge.
"Tou look as If you had been kissed by
a breeze from Northland," said a poetic
young lady to a pretty friend, whose cliteks
were glowing with color.
''Oh, no!1' was the laughing reply: "it
was only a soft hetr from Baltimore."
Topeka State Journal.
"Sea here. Stubbs,"' said the editor, "you
say: 'Among those present were Algy K.tz
noodle, Cholly Chumley, etc' "
"Anything wrong with It?' asked the re
"Tou should say 'et al,' meaning 'snd
others- 'etc.' means' 'and other thingsr "
"Well, that's what I meant," said StJbljs.
"Wife, I'm afraid I can't afford new
clothes for you this' spring."
"Well, then, Dick, we must move. 1
don't mind wearing my old clothes In a
new neighborhood, but I won't stay here
and wear them." Boston Transcript.
The famous detective gasped as he ar
rived at the scene of the crime.
"Zounds!" said he, s he looked at the
window through which the thief had es
caped. "This . Is more serious, than I had
expected! It's broken on both sides!"
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"Why do they say 'as ?t as a fiddle'?"
"Why shouldn't they?"
"Did you ever see a fiddle that didn't
have to be overhauled and tinkered up
before the feller could play even the
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Teast What's that bell ringing for?
. Crimsonbeak Oh, that's the church bell
announcing someboily's wedding.
"Oh, Is that it? I thought it ws an
, "So It Is: but the poor boob don't know
It." Tonkers Statesman.
"What's the matter. Bill?
"Aw' matter enough! Here 1 was jilan
nln" to be president of the road an' now the
gov'ment's took 'em over, an' there alnt
goin" to be no more presidents.'' Judge.
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"I had a very stubborn case of ec
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It commenced like a rasn
i and gave me a great deal of
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SJN. so badly that I would have
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about three cakes of Cuticura Soap and
two boxes of Ointment healed."
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