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A bond in every home is the only way.
"Over the top" on the bonds is Nebraska's
What's the matter? -Some of the "boys"
seem to think Mayor "Jim's" favor is not an
President Wilson is assured a pleasant few
moments if he will only listen while Omaha sings
Increase in pay had the effect of bringing
plenty of workers to the packing house gates.
The magic that lies in good wages can not be
Winter wheat is reported to be in splendid
condition throughout the state and we have a
lot more of it than a year ago, which is even
A Our Dutch friends are finding that the, old
game of "playing both ends to the middle" is
a risky one, especially when both dealer and
lookout are watching them.
The grand jury's report ha) one effect, in that
a lot of janitors and scrub-women have been dis-
missed from the court house. But is the wave of
reform to dash no higher than the lowly position
' Why should it, be necessary for Douglas county
f to sue its highest paid official to compel him to
'turn into the treasury fees he collects in his
office? Fee-grabbing has been outlawed, but the
' r incumbent of the clerk s office does not believe in
" such a law. '
"J. Rose Pastor Stokes has repudiated her con
cession of love for and faith in America, doubt'
;;less preferring the crown of, "martyrdom" to the
quiet consciousness of right that comes to the
r'good citizen. She is welcome to her choice, and
'will find time in confinement to reflect on its'
, American Valor in the Field.
j.; French soldiers and officers are generously
..warm in their praise of conduct of American sol
diers under fire. They express the utmost admira
tion for the men, who have held desperately to
Itheir work, refusing to retreat, even when retire-'
jnent was permissible, but who stuck to the posi
tions and took heavy toll of the oncoming Hun
hish, hordes. Dead Yankee boys lying across
Uheir guns and surrounded by heaps of German
corpses testify to the'talor of the men we have
'ftent to France. It is not surprising, though. The
men who fought at Bunker Hill and Monmouth,
at Trenton and Cowpens, at Lundy's Lane and
iNew Orleans, who charged at Cerro Gordo, Palo
Alto and Resaea de la Palma, who stormed the
Jieights of Chapultepec, who clashed at Shiloh,
iCorinth, Gettysburg, Antietam, in The Wilder
ness, at Missionary Ridge and Lookout Moun-
iain, who fought at San Juan Hilt, and through
he bamboo thickets and canebrakes of Luzon,
Jiave left "sons of sires who conquered there,
with arm to strike and soul to dare as quick, as
, far, as 'they " These are following Old Glory in a
new crusade for freedom, and they can be relied
jiipon. Tyranny's doom was writ large when
. Columbia's sons went forth to fight.
NO EXTENSION OF THE WAR.
President Wilson again has checked a move
to declare a state of war against Bulgaria and
Turkey, setting up reasons that to him are con
clusive. The president believes that the retire
ment of one or both of these countries from the
conflict is imminent; also that to declare war on
either at this time would put into jeopardy lives
of American citizens who can not be protected if
relations are entirely broken off. Ordinarily these
reasons would be accepted as final. A considerable
proportion of the public does not possess the in
formation that evidently the president has, and
therefore' must accept from him assurance that
he thinks it wiser to allow the matter to rest as
it is. Many unnaturalized Turks and Bulgarians
ae resident in the United States, and some of
these may be effectively, although not, actually,
"enemy aliens." This is a risk we run in our
efforts to realize the lofty ideals of our national
executive. It is not probable that our position
will be understood or appreciated by our foes.
Bulgaria and Turkey are not only allies, but prac
tically vassal to Germany, and we have presented
the anomaly of being on friendly terms with
countries who are pledged to fight against us,
who are actually in arms against our allies, and
whose soldiers we have reason to think will be,
if they are not already, employed against ours on
the western front. The situation might be humor
ous if it were not serious.
Between Germany and Holland.
Strained relations between Germany and Hol
land over the transportation of war material
through Holland to Belgium may possibly lead to
a declaration of war on either side. The incident
serves to emphasize the patience with which the
United States and Great Britain have dealt with
the Dutch through the last three years. War
with Holland at this time would greatly increase
the embarrassment of Germany. Access to the
mouth of the Scheldt would be of great service
to the Allies.
The Dutch government has sedulously and
scrupulously sought to maintain its neutrality,
but its people have belied the professions of the
authorities. Food, clothing and other supplies
have been sent across the border into Germany
in large quantities, a trade legitimate enough, but
decidedly to the disadvantage of the Allies, who
have been called upon to furnish the Dutch with
much that they needed in order that they might
continue their trade with the Germans.
When the shipping conditions became acute,
and the Allies finally were compelled to com
mandeer Dutch ships that had swung idle for
months in American and British ports, a note of
protest came from Holland, with a threat from
Germany. All the time the negotiations for the
use of the ships were in progress the Germans
were transporting sand, gravel and other war
material over Holland canals, building perman
ent defenses back of their lines. Dutchmen have
been employed in Germany, helping to produce
munitions, and irt many other ways the kaiser
has had aid from his neighbors.
' All this has been extremely profitable business
for the thrifty burghers, and it has been stated
that almost the entire store of gold in Germany
in 1914 has found its way into Holland. War
between the two may be averted but it may
be that the kaiser will have to show a surface
regard for Dutch neutrality that has of late been
Recruiting Boys for the Farms
Maine's Method Approved for Nation at Large
Lawrence Taggart in New York Times.
The state of Maine last summer gave the
country an important solution of the labor
difficulties of the farmer. The Department
of Labor has adopted the plan for the whole
nation, and has begun a "drive," with an ob
jective of 2,000,000 million boys between the
ages of 16 and 21 years. Public school offi
cers will give these boys an "Carly release
from school, and their work for their coun
try will count as school work from the time
of their enlistment. A majority of them will
become "soldiers of the farms," just as they
were last year in Maine. They were called
"The Junior Volunteers," most of them
chosen from the four large cities of the state,
in the same manner and from the same sta
tions as National Guardsmen.
They differed from soldiers only in their
weapons, for in place of muskets, bayonets,
revolvers and grenades, they carried spades,
noes and rakes and scythes.
The city boy who had a taste of country
life., appreciated it, and acquitted himself
well. O. A. Morton, who brought the idea
to the Maine State Young Men s Christian
association, neiieves it is easier to make a
good farmer out of the city bov than out of
one bred on the farm. Mr. Morton, after
many years' experience as Massachusetts
leader of the juvenile extension activities of
the state s relations service in the United
States Department of Agriculture, has found
the boy in our big industrial cities satisfac
torily amenable to agricultural instruction.
He enrolled several thousands in such cities
as Brockton and Springfield, whose little
farms, at a conservative estimate, saved $100,
000 that would otherwise have been spent
Governor Milliken and Jefferson C.
Smith, director of the State Young Men's
Christian association, at once appreciated the
promising possibilities of the plan. An ap
propriation was given at once. Fortunately,
the association had a farm, suitable for ex
perimental training, along Lake Cobbos
secconte, in the township of Winthrop.
Recruiting began early in May, and the
first 300 went into camp June 4. The experi
ment was not primarily for the sake of re
form; boys of excellent moral character and
excellent physical condition were desired.
The "scum" of the city was not wanted. The
boys received a rigid examination before
they were sent to the camp. Confidential re
ports were secured regarding every candidate
before he was put into uniform. He was re
ceived at the camp by an officer of the
United States army, and his brief, intensive
ppricultural education was directed, both in
theory and practice, by a representative se;
lected from the faculty of the state agricul
tural college at Orono.
There were also many schoolmen from
all over the state who volunteered their serv
ices as leaders or captains of the squads dis
patched throughout the state to groups of
farms. The leader supervised the work,
looking after the farmer's interests and
fhose of the volunteers. Any dissatisfaction
came to his attention. The boy had given
an oath of service for 1917, to remain until
October ,31 unless sooner released by the
governor, to abide by all the rules and regu
lations governing the "junior volunteers"
and to obey all orders of the governor while
a member of the organization.
Each volunter received a salary of $1 a
day so soon as he was accented for service,
The farmer paid the state directly for service
rendered. His agreement with the state ex
pressed the idea "that it was expected that
n tney tine volunteers; snow tnemseives
worthy of more, the farmer will recognize
this and a satisfactory adjustment be made
with the leader.
The volunteer had no contractual rela
tion with the man he worked for, but it was
stipulated "that the farmer's agreement is
with the state, and if for good and sufficient
reasons either the tarmer or the young man
should become dissatisfied with the aeree-
ment, and it is not possible to satisfactorily
adjust the matter, the agreement may be
terminated upon reasonable notice by either
The Maine farmers, perturbed by the dif
ficulties of obtaining agricultural workers,
and the high prices, ranging from $3 to $5
a day, were eager for a chance "to employ
these boys, even if untrained. The demand
came for them even before the first con
tingents came to camp. They were shaped
into some sort of efficiency as rapidly as
possible; but they were generally given two
weeks' training sometimes less.
, Bottling Up the U-Boat.
The exploit of the British navy at Zeelu ugge
and Ostend compares with the singeing of the
beard of Philip by Francis Drake in the far-off
sixteenth century. Drake, in defiance of orders,
detoured his division of the small English fleet,
and entered the harbor of Cadiz, where he
wrought havoc among the mighty war-vessels of
the Spanish king, achieving a fame unexcelled
in naval annals. Decatur's feat at Tripoli, Cush
ing's torpedoing of the Albemarle and Hobson's
daring venture at Santiago de Cuba are Yankee
exhibits of the same sort of spirit, the quality of
courage and initiative that has made the Anglo
Saxon fighter the peer of any on land or sea.
Another glorious ehapter has been added to the
long record of proud history of the British navy.
It was not an attack on an unarmed and un
protected port; not a sudden dash and a few
shells hurled at random against a watering place,
where by chance a hospital might be wrecked.
It was a deliberate assault on strongly fortified,
heavily armed and jealously guarded naval bases.
Its boldness won for it success, and two nests of
thekaiser'a undersea pirates were shattered if not
completely broken up. What its effect on the
course of the war will be is mooted, but the activ
ity of the submarine is certainly interfered with
by fhis movement. 1
Accounts say the number of volunteers for
the undertaking was far in excess of require
ments. This, too, is characteristic of the race. At
Santiago, when Hobson called for volunteers,
the entire ship's company stepped forward. If it
had been possible, every man in the fleet would
have offered. This devotion marked the British
seaman as well, for all were anxious to take part
in the adventure. A moral lesson can be found
in this from which the kaiser and his counsel
lors might easily deduce their chance for victory
What Excuse for Hitchcock ?
New York World (Dem.)
Some of the republican senators Insist
that if tradition is to be disregarded in se
lecting a chairman of the committee on for
eign relations, partisanship as well as senior
ity should be swept aside and Henry Cabot
Lodge made the successor of the late Wil
liam J. Stone.
Senator Lodge measures up to all the
historical qualifications of a chairman of the
senate committee on foreign relations. So
does Senator Knox of Pennsylvania. So
does Senator Borah of Idaho. So does Sen
ator Williams of Mississippi.
If the chairman is to be a democrat, then
Senator Williams is the man. If he is to be
a republican, Senator Lodge or Senator
Knox or Senator Borah is fully equipped and
can command the confidence and respect of
But what excuse can the senate pffer, ex
cept habit, for brushing aside any one of
these four men and making Hitchcock chair
man of the committee? Of all the depart
ments of the United States government, is
congress alone to be blind and deaf to its
responsibilities in time of war?
Thus far neither branch of congress has
lifted a finger to put itself on a war basis.
The senate and house are creaking along
jinder the antiquated machinery of peace.
Some of the most important committees are
controlled by men who have shown them
selves out of sympathy with the war policies
of the government, and they are in posses
sion of these places only because the con
gress of the United States believes that
length of service is more important than
brains and capacity more important, for
that matter, than patriotism.
The action of the United States senate
in deciding the chairmanship of the com
mittee on foreign relations will provide a
convincing test of its sincerity in demanding
efficiency in the conduct of the war. If Gil
bert M. Hitchcock can become chairman of
this comittee through the accident of being
the ranking democratic member, no senator
who refuses to register his protest against
that system of promotion can hereafter com
plain of incompetency anywhere, no matter
how gross that incompetence may be.
The American people have certain rights
in this matter which are quite as important
as senatorial reverence for the rule of
seniority. Those rights are wantonly tram
pled down and suppressed when the
Hitchcocks are permitted to take precedence
over the Williams, the Lodges, the Knoxes
. i . i n i - i ! . i f : . i :
anu me oorans in snaping mc lurcig" iuu.j
of the United States government at a time
when the problem demands the best ability
and the ripest experience in the nation.
Governor Milliken based his first enthusi
asm for the movement on three reasons. The
assistance to the imperilled agricultural in
terests of the state would be valid at least
if not professional. It would be a splendidly
healthy summer diversion for the boys and
might create a measurable movement from
the city to the farm, to offset the disastrous
hegira of boys from the farms; and not by
any means of less importance, before reach
ing the draft age these boys would have an
initial military training.
All these things and more actually hap
pened. The chosen stock was excellent to
begin with; many boys gave up 'jobs last
summer that would have paid them better
but were more than compensated by the
novelty of the life in the country and the
taste of military training. They liked it.
They almost all remained through October,
helping through the harvest period, and the
state superintendent of schools excused their
absences and gave them credit for the work
done. Their parents also co-operated, so far
as possible, and readily signed the waivers
tor their wages, as required by the state, be
fore service could be accepted.
The first contingent of these ruralized and
militarized city boys was sufficiently ."fin
ished" to go forth before the end of June.
A company of 75 was urgently wanted in the
"Caribou" district. They went forth with
their leaders, a band, their tents, and tools,
in uniform, America's first "soldiers of the
The farmer was dealinjr with a new kind
of hired man, and it was a considerable re
lief to. his wife. She did not have to have
him in the house, for he lived in a camp, and
only came in to meals. She had to cook for
him, but that was all the extra burden he
was to her. His transportation to the farm
stead was also paid by the state. Many of
the elements likely to create friction were
eliminated; there was not much chance for
a "bossy" farmer or an insubordinate em
ploye. The "leader" was the buffer between
the two. And the boy cost only $1 a day,
But throughout the summer, from the
potato district of the Aroostook down to the
coast, there were no cases of dissatisfaction.
The best proof of the farmer's satisfaction
with the scheme rests in the fact that
throughout the season the Young Men's
Christian association camp was 200 boys be
hind the demand.
So far as possible, the Maine experiment
will be followed by the government in re
cruiting the United States Boys' Working
reserve. The various states will possess a
degree of latitude in the training and dis
tribution of the boys. In the western states
the boys have responded during the first
week of the "drive" (beginning March 18)
with an enrollment of over 250,000.
Spies and Invisible Ink
The message written in German and in in
visible ink, telling an Irish-American who
has been making himself a German agent
in New York where he could secure German
money to continue that work against the
country of his adoption, was startling
enough to convert congressmen to the need
for a more drastic law dealing with German
spies. It is to be hoped that it may prove
strong enough to bring the Irish-American
implicated under the penalties of the law.
As to that the public is still left in doubt.
The seriousness of the case is indicated by
.the flight of the Irishman's secretary, a man
named W. J. Robinson, to whom the note
was addressed, and by the significant silence
of the federal authorities as to Robinson's
employer. There is still further ground for
hope in the fact that the prosecution is mak
ing arrangements to have the jury which is
trying Anderson, the Swede, who brought
the letter to this country, made acquainted
with the contents of the letter without its
being read in court. It begins to look as if
our secret service agents had "the goods" on
somebody here at home as effectively as they
did on Luxburg in Argentina and on Minis
ter Eckhardt in the case of the Zimmermann
note to Mexico.
If any American citizen can be shown to
have been taking German money for work in
this country he is a traitor and should be shot
as such. That such proof will be forthcom
ing in this case is not clear, but the unusual
precautions taken to guard the evidence
gives hope that at last something like ade
quate justice may be done to one of our Ger
man spies. Brooklyn Eagle.
"Tom" Marshall and Secession
Omaha, April 22. To the Editor of
The Bee: Among the Items in The
Indpncndent a weekly magazine, nub
lished in New York under the date
of April 20, 1918, in a column entitled
"Remarkable Remarks," I find the
following: "Vice President Marshall
I have never been able to dispute
that constitutionally and legally the
south had its right to secede." Read
that over again and think what It
means, and remember that it is the
vice president of the United States
who is charged with making this
statement. A man that the people of
this country have twice chosen to nil
the position as vice president. He can
do little harm, but should the presl
dent die, and even he Is mortal, this
man would become the head, of the
nation. A man who believes and ex
press the belief that this is not a
nation, but a bunch of independent
bodies, having the legal and constitu
tional right, each for and by Itself, to
dissolve the partnership and end the
nation at any time when, in their opin
ion things are not going as they would
wish, regardless of the desires of the
other members of the firm.
If this is true, and no less a person
than the vice president of the United
States would seem to say so. then it
was a crime to attempt to restore this
union, when broken, and compel
sovereign states to remain a part of
that union against their will. Then all
lives lost and property destroyed dur
ing the four years of war was a wick
ed, cruel, unconstitutional and illegal
proceeding, and instead of rendering
praise to the memory of the men who
died in this unlucky crusade aa we
do each year in May, it were better
and more fitting we wear sackcloth
and pour ashcj on our heads; instead
of reading Lincoln's oration we should
replace it by something from Davis,
Calhoun, or perhaps our own Marshall
could give us something.
It may be as well that there are
left among us men like him, men of
the stone age, who for some mysterious
reason are allowed to walk about in
the twentieth century, just to show
the advance the world has made since
that time, but oh, my countrymen, you
are taking an awful chance when
you put such a man in a place where
he may bring destruction to the na
tion. "If this be treason make the most
of it." F. C. BULLOCK,
2301 Douglas street.
I barn to pay for their keep and buy tba
tsts from him and he eat them." Boatoa
"Why didn't you buy your Liberty Bond
of me, sir? Some other firl van prettier,
"On the contrary, I wanted to buy cf a
girl plain enough so that I might h&va loma
little credit (or being a patriot." Ufa,
son) Suppose I
Father (lecturing wild
should be taken away
would become of you?
Son Oh. I'd be here, guv'nor! Tha quel,
tlon is, what would become of you? Boa
"Hubby." protested the bride, "ysui
choice of words is unfortunate."
"Of course you did propose on that oc
casion, but I wish you'd stop telling peo
ple you won me at a card party ?" Louis
A War-Song Of Freedom.
Oh, it's joyous to battle for Freedom;
Tis good to be healthy and strong,
'Mid the howitzers' crash
And the great lights' flash:
'Tis fine to hear "Victory's song.
Oh, it's splendid to be in the struggle,
When our boys establish their sway:
And the worthiest thing
That the poet can sing
Is to be Just a soldier today!
Ah, it's dismal to stay In the homestead
When the man Is away In the fight
when the word doesn t come,
And the soul is struck dumb
With the loneliness reigning at night.
Ah, it's anguish to read of successes
Of the fate of the gallant and gay,
And the mournfullest thing
That the poet can sing
Is to be Just & woman today!
SAM L. MORRIS.
BRIGHT AND BREEZY.
"Are you going to ask damages from youi
tailor for not having your trofasers sent at
the time he said they would be ready?"
"Tes; I am going to sue him for breeches
of promise." Baltimore American.
THE BLOODLESS SPORTSMAN.
I go a-gunnlnrv but take no gun,
I fish without a pole;
And I bag good game and catch such fish
As nulls a sportsman's soul.
For the choicest game that the forest holds,
And the best fish of the brook
Are never brought down by a rifle ehot.
And never are caught with a hook;
I bob for fish by the forest brook,
I hunt for game in the trees.
For bigger birds than wing the air
Or fish than swim the seas.
A rodless Waltou of the brooks.
A bloodless sportsman, I
hunt for thoughts that throng the woods,
The dreams that haunt the sky.
The woods were made for the hunters of
The brooks, for the fishers of song;
To the hunters who hunt for the (unless
The streams and the woods belong.
There are thoughts that moan from the
soul of the pine,
And thoughts In the flower bell curled;
And the thoughts that are blown with the
scent of the fern
i- Are as new and as old as the world.
So, away for the hunt In the fern-scented
Till tho going down ofithe sun:
There Is plenty of game still left In the
For the hunter who has no gun.
So, away for the fish fey the moss-covered
That flows throughxthe velvety sod:
There are plenty of fish yet left In the
Vnr fllA unirler rhn Inam a
SAJI WALTER FOSS.
"Hi, Bill, here comes a gas wave!"
"Thank heavens! This toothache is
most klllin' me!" Cartoons Magazine.
A Tommle was etandlng knee deep
mud and water In the trenches.
"Are you a corporal?" asked a man ap
proaching. "No, my deah fellow, I think I'm a
blooming bulrush." Judge.
"Although t Was Jate." said the new
boarder. "I found theN landlady had served
for me the tenderest part of the chicken."
'What was that?" said the old boarder,
"Some or thJ gravy." rearson weekly.
A man has to be something of a diplomat
to avoid getting Into arguments with his
wife, remarked the philosopher.
Either that or light on his reer, earn tne
man who specializes in hasty exits. Birm
"Do you find that poultry keeping paya4"
"Well, no; I can't say that It pays me,
but It pays my boy."
"Well, you see I bought him the fowls.
People Notice It DriveThemOf?
with Dr. Edwards'
A pimply face will not embarrass you
much longer if you get a package of Dr.
Edwards' Olive Tablets. The skin should
begin to clear after you have taken the
tablets a few nights.
Cleanse the blood, the bowels and the liver
with Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets, the sue
cassiui suosuiute jor caiomei; mere s never
any sickness or pain after taking them,
Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets do thai
which calomel does, and just as effectively.
uui uieir m-uuu is genue ouu sale insieaa
of severe and irritating.
No one who takes Olive Tablets fs
ever cursed with "a dark brown taste,"
a bad breath, a dull listless, "no eood"
feeling, constipation, torpid liver, bad
disposition or pimply face.
Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets are
a purely vegetable compound mixed
with olive oil; you will know them -by
their olive color.
Dr. Edwards spent years among pa
tients afflicted with liver and bowel
complaints, and Olive Tablets are the
immensely effective result
Take one or two nightly for week
CaaVA sS-tW mtffl fAf4Ml JTSt Aa1 ajl LHlf
IIW" iuvas Ul.l.tV AtCl CI LIU IVVOf
10c and 25c per box. All druggists.
3ne Year Ago Today In the Wax
X German weekly report showed S3
licrchant ships sunk by German U
joats and mines. Marshal Joffre and
is-Premier Viviani of Franca were
jriven tumultuous reception on their
arrival in Washington.
The Day We Celebrate. (
1 Edward G. Clay, soliciting freight
agent of the Union Pacific railroad,
William Marconi, perfector of wire
lee telegraphy, born at Bologna,
Italy. 44 years ago.
' John F. Stevena, Panama eanal
builder, born at West Gardiner, Me.,
53 years ago.
Rt Rev. Hugh Latimer Burleson.
Protestant Episcopal bishop of South
Dakota, born at Northfleld, Minn., 63
. Maurice Daly, American authority
- on billiards, born in New York City,
i9 years ago.
nils Day in History. ,
.1818 Colonel George Armistead,
Who kept the flag flying; over Kort
.ncnenry, wnicn suggested "The Star
f pangled Banner." died In Baltimorp.
New Market, Va., April 10,,
i lSSffl ri.n.nt ' V ! I
Mled from New Orleans with J001
Aviuusrers to mvaae Cuba.
184 General Grant ordered Gen
eral Banks to abandon the Red river
expedition, and to reutrn to New Or-
Just SO Years Ago Today
P. S. Eustls, general passenger and
ticket agent of the Burlington is put-
tins; In a few days with a jparty of
eastern mentis among me jacK snipes
down at Sidney.
The uniforms for the Fort Omaha
ball team were received by J. J.
Interested parties are now circulat
ing a petition for signatures of prop,
erty owners who are willing to sub
ticrlbe to defray the expense of grad
ing Twentieth street from Dorcas to
A small number of the" democrats
of the Sixth ward met to select dele
rates to attend the coming county
convention. F. W. Lessentln presided
at the meeting and the delegates
chosen to attend the convention were:
J. D. Rustin, Bernard Sachsse, F. v.
Lessentln, M. F. Murphy, Martin
Beck, L. J. Blake and Charles Storz.
Mr. Harry Hall and Miss Clara I
Dolan were married In Trinity
.ca.therjral by Rev. Dean QVsVf-
Odd Bits of Life
Scientists state that a flowering
plant abstracts from the soil 200
times Its own weight In water during
According to a Vienna physician in
somnia can be cured If a person wil
grasp the head of his bed and pull
backward until fatigue develops.
A New Jersey woman has Invented
a mesh bag to hold a door key and
prevent it from being lost among the
contents of a pocketbook or shopping
A weed farm, operated y the Uni
versity of Minnesota, provides op
portunity for agricultural students to
make a close" study of weeds. The
farm produces every weed known to
the state. '
A dense fog caused the blunder
which lost George Washington the
battle of Germantown. which his
torians assert, might have won our I
country s freedom- at one stroke,
averting six more years of war.
On account of the scarcity of kero
sene and other means of making light
the Danish government Is purchasing
400. tons of tallow from which It ex
pects to make 5,000,000 candles, to be
distributed at about 45 cents per
Cavalrymen have a superstition of
their own, A mounted man firmly
believes that he will come through the
deadliest charge unscathed if he car
ries on his person ih tooth of a war
horse, the only condition being that
the horse Itself has at some time been
through a charge unhurt.
Washington Post: Edmund Burke
declared that it was Impossible to in
dict a whole people, but that was be
fore the Huns ran amuck.
Baltimore American: The German-
American Alliance has died, leaving
$30,000 to the Red Cross. If all the
Hun business In this country should
follow suit, the expense of winding it
up would be saved Tor shells.
Minneanolls Trioune: The Ameri
can engineers In France are listed as
non-combatant troops but tney ap
parently forget their rating when they
have a chance to meet tne uermans
on the battle front.
New York World: A race between
Atlantic and Pacific coast shipyards
to decide which can launch steel ships
in the shortest time is premised. It is
a spirit of competition to be en
couraged by every means in the power
of the government
Brooklyn Eagle: Any anemic young
man should dodge doctors and taboo
medicines. If he will work 12 hours
a day on a farm for three months,
he will come back full of red blood
and with biceps worth showing in a
New York Herald: Karlsruhe
doesn't like it. Being bombed from
the air gets on its nerves. Karlsruhe
begs Berlin to make an agreement
that this bombing from the air shall
cease. Nothing doing! "An eye for an
eye and a tooth for a tooth," and,
anyway, Karlsruhe is an important
military center. It is useless to appeal
to Berlin, for soon Berlin will be cry
ing for hclD. We have just begun to
Twice Told Tales
A Suspicious Smile.
There was a fashionable wedding in
a western suburban town some time
ago, and that evening Mr. and Mrs.
Smith, who were among the guests,
talked over the events of the happy
"I don't think I ever saw Quite so
many lovely presents," said Mrs.
Smith. "Everybody seems to have
"Yes," responded Mr. Smith, "they
have enough clocks and cut glass
pitchers to stock an auction room.
"Then there was that 15,000 check
from the bride's father '
"By the way, Henry," Interjected
wifey, "who was the man who smiled
so broadly when he looked at that
"That was the cashier of the bank,
answered Mr. Smith." Chicago
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On retiring, comb the hair out straight,
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Cuticura Ointment with the end of the
finger. Anoint additional partings until
the whole scalp has been treated.
Place a light covering over the hair to
protect the pillow from possible stain.
The next morning shampoo with Cuti
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Sample Ejcb. Free by Mail. Address post
card: "Cuticura, Dept. ISC. Boatoa.' Sold
everywhere. Soap 25c Ointment 25 and 50c.
Taking His Cue.
A small street urchin from the city,
who was spending some time in a
fresh-air camp, was the source of
considerable entertainment to mem
bers of the family at a farm where
he frequently called for milk and ap
ples. "Whaddye think about the young
ster, anyhow?" the farmer asked his
Wife, one evenine..
"He's a nice little fellow," the wife I
replied; "but I can't just maKe mm
"How make him out?"
"Every time s grampaw sneezes
Tsrh!' that boy alius laughs and yells.
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