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THE BEE i OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1918
The Omaha Bee
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r Orer the top, but do not weaken.
Dewey did it, twenty years ago today.
;t That restoration of the Romanoff is not mak
ing nearly so much of a disturbance as did the
unhorsing of the cr.
. Badwater, Wyo., belies its name by going over
1he top with six times its bond quota. That town
is entitled to a new designation.
"Walt" Jardine is all by himself in the cam
paign, but that fact does not stand in the way
of his making the whole bunch hustle.
5 Eighty-one thousand dollars for seventeen car
loads of stock ought to convince even the most
jsjccptical that profit can be made on the farm.
,' Food riots in Cracow may be another reason
Why Austria is so anxious to conclude peace with
tome one. The empire it not having it easy anywhere.
The kaiser's praise for what has happened re
funds so loudly wonder , is excited as to what
fce would do if one of his generals really did
win a victory.
WHAT DID DEWEY DO?
Twenty years ago George Dewey sailed his
little fleet under the guns of Corregidor and on
a bright May morning blasted a way for a new
chapter in American history. He was under or
ders to find and destroy the Spanish fleet under
Montejo. This-he did, but he did more. With
the flash of his guns across the waters of Ma
nila harbor he was lighting up a future for his
own countrymen as well as for the oppressed na
tives of the Philippine Islands. Dewey did not
realize the full import of his mission that morn
ing, nor did any of his countrymen, whose hearts
swelled and whose nerves tingled at the news
that came through from Hong Kong and Shang
hai, bufthe great event was born that day.
We can not wonder that Aguinaldo and other
Filipino patriots did not immediately give us their
confidence; their experience with the white man
had not been such as to inspire implicit trust,
while American motives were presented to them
in the cyncial mood of Europeans seeking con
quest, and even our own citizens could not for
the time grasp the altruistic aspect of our pres
ence in the archipelago. The constitution follow
ed the flag into Manila bay on May 1, 1898, and
President McKinley was wise and of sufficient
vision to see faintly what it meant; at least, he
realized the opportunity thus brought to Amer
icans and straightway he pledged the nation td
a policy that has borne marvelous fruit. Two
decades of sincere effort, have convinced the
world of the honesty of our purpose in dealing
with the Filipinos. Conduct so widely divergent
from the course of great nations is now accepted
as a most natural demonstration of our national
In good time, and not many years ahead, a
new nation will arise in the eastern Pacific, the
Filipino republic, born "twenty years ago today,
nurtured by Uncle Sam and Columbia, and care
fully reared to a place where it can stand alone.
That is what Dewey did.
; Broadway gave a wonderful welcome to re
turned heroes of the war,, but what else was
looked for? All America is ready to hail them
4lsd their comrades. " ' " ,
(V One ; Nebraska town oversubscribed Jts Lib
erty bond quota seven times. Just showing that
the folks who drew out the apportionment ' did
jiot know what Antioch could do.
f Nebraska farm land has joined the up-going
procession, and sales at $250 and upwards per
( :re are becoming common. A generation ago
Jncle Sara was giving this land to settlers.
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if 7 Mike the Eligible! Eligible.
A request from Provost Marshal General
Crowder to the conference committee that now
t'as charge of the amendment to the selective
i raft law is of such nature as deserves serious,
jj pnsideration, if not immediate compliance. It
I that the amendment adopted by the house
pacing young men who have attained their ma
;prity since June 5, 1917, at the foot of the list
t eliminated. This was the one change of im
portance made in the measure after it had passed
i ie senate almost in the form it was proposed by
Oe War department. Several efforts to seriously
( modify the bill were attempted, but all failed save
! .it oneT The disadvantage is made clear by
j 'cneral Crowder. These lads are practically all
i vailable for service now; if placed at the foot of
1 it list, their call may be so long delayed that
I hen the requisition for their service is made
; heir" status will have undergone radical change.
iThe plan o the department is to give them scat
"tered numbers, so that none will be discriminated
.'gainst, and eac will know that he' is liable to
service and so be ready to go when asked. In
;lain words, General Crowder, for the War de-
artmerit, only asks that the eligible be treated
s eligible and that they be made available. Amer
ica's man-power is expected to win this war, and
At must not be held back when most needed. t
Stemming the Tide in Flanders,
For the moment, the tide in Flanders has been
stemmed, and the onrush oi the Hunnish hordes
has been checked. At several points the fighting
is distinctly in favor of the Allies and nowhere
is it going against them. Out of the terrific strug
gle of the last few days, when so much of great
import has trembled with the uncertainty of the
battle, our forces have come with success once
more. It is not to be thought that the whole force
of the German lunge has been expended. From
the first it has been accepted that failure to break
the Allied lines means defeat for Germany in this
tremendous battle, and defeat here spells ulti
mate loss of the war. This is not true for the
Allies. A "break in the line would be disastrous,
but not fatal. However, Foch has no thought of
letting the enemy penetrate any portion of the
line, and with utmost skill has foiled every effort
so far made in that direction. Just as the big
drive at Amiens was brought to a standstill, so
the thrust at Ypres has now been checked. Where
Hindenburg will make his attempt is not in
dicated, but he will find a' welcome just as he
has every time he has sought to get through the
wall of steel that fences his forces of destruc
tion away from civilization. Berlin is feeding on
hopes that rapidly are turning to husks.
Bankruptcy of Central powers 1
Only Hope Lies in Forcing Idemnities
Frederick Boyd Stevenson in Brooklyn Eagle
Germany's national debt is $30,000,000,000
and it is increasing at the rate of $750,000,000
a month, or $9,000,000,000 a year
Just one of two things can happen to Ger.
many in a financial way:
Either it will be hetalesslv bankruot at
tne end of the war;
Or, it must win the war and compel the
nations over which it is victorious to pay its
debt by huge indemnities.
This is the most cogent reason why Ger
many today is engaged in the life and death
struggle on the western front. If Germany
loses on the western front it will mean the
end of Germany as we know it now.
Germany's rise or downfall today is a
matter of man power. Tomorrow it will be
a matter of dollars and cents.
Briefly, let us Compare the financial situa
tion of Germany with the financial situations
of the other belligerent countries.
According to figures furnished by the Fed
eral Reserve board of the United States, the
public debts of 12 warring countries show an
aggregate increase of approximately $111,
700,000,000, of which about $72,400,000,000
represent the increase in the public debts of
Germany and Austria-Hungary. In all these
countries sums were raised by increased and
new taxation as well as by voluntary sub
scriptions to government bonds.
.The Federal Reserve board figures show
that the debt of Great Britain before enter
ing the war was $3,458,000,000, and that now
it is $27,636,000,000. an ineras of JS24.178..
000,000. This great increase includes $7,027,
000,000 advanced to its dominions and its
allies and the advances received from the
United States since April, 1917, amounting
to $1,370,000,000. Canada's public debt be
fore the war was $336,000,000. and nrtw it i
$1,01 1',000,000, an increase of $675,000,000.
Australia before the war owed $93,000,000
and now owes $942,000,000. an !ncrear of
$849,000,000; while New Zealand in 1914 had
a debt of $446JXX),000, now grown to $611,
000,000, showing an increase of $165,000,000.
The Union of South Africa's debt of 1914.
amounting to $579,000,000, is today $734,000,
000, an increase of $155,000,000.
France in 1914 had a debt of $6,598,000,
000. The war has swelled it to $22,227,000,000,
an increase of $15,629,000,000. Russia just
before the war had a debt of $5,092,000,000,
and on September last this debt had swollen
to $25,383,000,000, an increase of $20,291,000,
000, placing that country next to Great
Britain among. the nations of the allies heav
iest in debt. Italy, with an indebtedness in
1914 of $2,792,000,000. now finds itself with
a debt of $6,676,000,000. an increase of $3,884.-
The United States, the last of the allies
to feel the financial pinch of war, on March
31, 1917, had a public debt amounting to $1,
208,000,000. On January 31, 1918, this debt was
7,758,uuu,wjo, an increase in ten months of
Thus, the total oublic debt of the allied
nations just enumerated before they enter
ed the war amounted to $20,602,000,000 $7,
000,000,000 less than the public debt of Great
t ' I i i i ... . . . ...
oruain aione toaay. Ana tne total puDiic
debt of these aljied nations is at the present
time $92,978,000,000, an increase over the
normal figures before they declared war of
And how about Germany?
The difference between the allies and
Germany is this: While France is in bad
financial condition, Great Britain and the
United States are backed by srold and securi
ties, are still solvent and can long remain sol
vent ana quickly recuperate after the war be
cause their business and credit are still intact,
because they can still go into the markets
with honest faces and good records and be
trusted to the limit by the peoples of the
world. As for Russia, it must work out its
own salvation if it can. As for France the
United States and Great Britain will put it
on us icet again.
But Germany has carried the whole strain
of the war; it has held up Austria-Hungary
ana inricey ana Bulgaria, its Dusiness nas
been wrecked, and after the war if, under the
Dresent government, it shows its uelv face
in the markets of the world, it will be shun
ned by all decent merchants and traders as
a thief, a liar and a murderer.
The Federal Reserve board places the
public debt of Germany at the present at
$25,4,UWJ,WU. it is not high enough. In
July, 1917, Germany secured its sixth loan
amounting to $15,000,000,000. Uo to Febru
ary, 1917, the total credit voted to the im
perial government amounted to about $20,
000.000.000. and at that time Count von Rod
ern had estimated the war expenmures of
his country at s.uuu.UOU.UW.
Count von Posadowsky-Wehner, former
vice chancellor, recently stated in the Reich
stag that Germany's national debt was now
124,000,000,000 marks approximately $30,000,-
When we consider that Austria's national
debt in 1914 was $2,640,000,000 and is now
$13,314,000,000, an increase of $10,674,000,000,
and that Hungary's national debt before the
war was $1,345,000,000 and is now $5,764,000,
000, an increase of $4,359,000,000 making the
total debt of the central powers, excluding
Turkey and Bulgaria. $49,578,000,000. the ma
jor part of which is borne by Germany
when we consider all this we shall begin to
understand why Germany cannot stand up
under the burden if it loses the war.
So there is Germany today loaded down
with $30,000,000,000 of debts, without assets
to cover them, without credit among the de
cent nations of the earth to pull itself out
by future industry.
Do you wonder that the people in Ger
many who fully understand this situation
have entered with all their will into the final
stand that the kaiser is making on the west
It is life or death with them.
The kaiser knows, they know, that they
must win or perish.
Strive as they will, fight as they may,
they will perish.
For the lust of wealth and power they
brought the war. And the greatest punish
ment that can come to them now will be the
loss of their wealth and the loss of their
We Must Americanize America
War's Awakening jor "One Patriotism, One
Language, One Body1'
A Work jor Disabled Soldiers; ; u ;
When Harry Lauder was in Omaha he said
he. was determined that no disabled soldier of the
great war should ever be seen in Great Britain,
standing on corner, selling shoe laces or. lead
pencils. And this' thought is echoed in every mind,
no matter how Careless. Our own government is
slowly coming to the point in 'the war program
where it can give practical consideration to the
details of this phase of the work. One of the first
suggestions is that employment be given these
men in government service. This is the easiest
way out, and not altogether a satisfactory one.
Just now department offices and bureaus in Wash
ington are filled with men and women whose
service dates from Civil war days. Time has taken
toll of these,5 and their days of usefulness are
nearly at an end, but no provision has been made
for their retirement. Until something is done' to
make them sure of means to live they must
hold on to the pay roll. That is the tragedy of
service under the "classified list."
Nor is it at all certain that most of the disabled
men will be content with a government job, even
though all might be so accommodated. A large
part of them will want to be near to their homes.
This forces just the problems England and
France have to meet in the matter of reconstruct
ing men. Vocational training especially adapted
to men who have suffered loss of members or
senses is systematically carried on, and almost all
of the wreckage of war is restored to usefulnest
in one form or another. Greatest of all benefits
flowing from this is to establish in the man the
feeling that he is not a burden, but a help to
those around him. He is a producer and not a
jj rone. The preservation of this spirit is the fin
est of all achievements. - N 1
Experience has shown that the reconstruction
work must commence soon after the maimed sol
dier isMjn the way to recovery? in order that any
tendency to despondency or self-pity may.beJ
forestalled. That is why it is imperative' that our
government get ready for the work at once.
, We Americans have neglected American-'
ism,' have let. nationalism go unattended. We
have confided our destinies to chance and
time, as if chance and time could always be
counted upon to favor our. cause, our party
and our right. Absurd 1 Only those who help
themselves are aided by fortune. 'And even
the United States, pet of history and spoiled
child of the world, is no exception.
Suddenly awakened as we are to the con
ditions which carelessly we have permitted
to develop, we are disposed to blame the
alien-born in our midst We sharply challenge
he loyalty of our fellows whom we have al
lowed to keep their foreign languages, to
cherish their foreign sentiments, and to
colonize and segregate in foreign settlements.
We angrily accuse them of having abused
our hospitality, presumed upon our tolerance
and disintegrated our nationalism. We think
them ungrateful for the advantages here ac
corded them, and we are exasperated by the
lukewarmness of their Americanism in this
hour of trial.
There should be no tolerance for traitors.
Traitors are fit candidates for execution
mere restraint is too mild a dealing with
them. Nor should sedition be coddled. All
disloyalty must be sharply repressed.
Notwithstanding which obvious truth, it
is still true that we Americans have been at
fault. We have been negligent Our birth
right of freedom and self-government we
have taken too much for granted. We have
not sufficiently reverenced the articles of our
political creed, nor insisted upon proper ob
servance and rites.
If America is worth living in, she is worth
dying for. Also, if she- is worth dying for,
she is worth living for.
To live as a true American it is not suf
ficient to obey the law, and to work for one's
own. To be a true American one must also
advocate Americanism, insist upon Amer
icanism, proselyte in its interest, actively
maintain its ideals.
The measure of our neglect is embodied in
the statement of conditions made before the
recent convention of the United States Cham
ber of Commerce in Chicago. Here is a part
"Our foreign-born are organized in so
cieties to promote their racial solidarity or
the political autonomy of their native lands.
"Many racial groups have been allowed
to' settle in colonies and no serious attempts
have been made to Americanize them.
- "Forty-three dialects are used in daily
"Nearly 50 per cent of the more than 13,
000,000 foreign-born - persons are males of
Voting age, of whom only four out of every
1,000 attend school to learn our language."
The blessing is that our eyes have at
last been opened to the truth and our appre
hension awakened to the danger. We Ameri
cans have been neglectful of our duty and
careless of our obligation as a generation who
have inherited a free republic from our sacri
ficing forefathers, to pass it unimpaired to
our children and their children.
We must Americanize America. It will
not profit us even to win this war, unless we
then set to and make ourselves a people of
one patriotism, one language, one' body.
Americanize America, or America will rot.
People and Events
Indiana, Ohio and Minnesota are particu
larly strong on onions just now and are
eager to share a surplus of 1,000,000 bushels
with neighbors who have the price.
What's in a name? Eugene T. Lies, super
intendent of the United Charities of Chicago,
goes to Washington to organize a bureau
for investigation of war risk insurance
claims. Bogus claims are bound to be rec
ognized on sight
Fishing as a business outshines fishing as
a recreation by large odds, according to
the Boston standard of values. Testimony ad
duced by a legislative committee ranks 200
per cent profit as reasonable returns on a
year's work. One fish dealer wove a fishy
romance around the figures, but when pinned
down to cold storage truth admitted that a
fisherman's cinch can't be beat on land or
Political knockers in Kansas have scored
twice in shutting off Joe Bristow's speaking
engagements. Joe is chasing the republican
nomination for United States senator. Some
Kansans Ithink he is not four-square for the
United States in war and have shut him out
of two towns. In a published statement
Bristow gets back at the knockers by as
serting that "the man who objects to the
people knowing the truth is not a patriot,
but a coward."
Qne Year Ago Today in the War.
V French mission enthusiastically re
ceived In the United States senate.
French victory In Champagne com
' jielled Germans to stop bombarding
' American, armed steamer Rocklng
Jiam sunk by German U-boat off the
JUritiBh coast '
"be Day We Celebrate.
EL Rev.. Thomas O'Gorman, Cath-
lie bishop of Sioux Falla. born in
;ofrton, 75 years ago.
s Walter Clark Teagle. president of
He Standard Oil company ot New
ersey, born In Cleveland, 40 years
. Maud Allan, dancer, born In Toron
. Ont, 8 years ago.
Joseph E. Willard. United States
mbassador at Madrid, born 1ft Wash-
dgton, D. C, 62 years ago.
lata Day In History. - .
1753 Winthrop Sargent. . revotu
onary patriot and governor of Mia
mi pp! territory, born at Gloucester,
Teas. Died at New Orleans, June 2,
1764 Benjamin H. Latroba, the
rchitect who finished the national
npito! at Washington, born in Eng-
nd. Died at New Orleans, September
1S62 The. confederates decided to
vcuat Norfolk. ' -
1898 United States squadron under
'ummodore Dewey destroyed the1
-nub. fleet la, battle of Manila bay.
Just 80 Years Ago Today
Frederick Douglass Literary society
held a memorial meeting at the Zion
Baptist church to pay their respects
to the late Honorable Roscoe Conkv
ling. Dr. Stephenson delivered a bio
The Sporting Sons of Erin met to
give Tommy Gaines a send-off. He was
one of the most prominent members
and ia going to St PauL
' The Douglas Street Building associ
ation la the name of a new organiza
tion that filed articles of incorpora
tion. The capital Btock is f 99,000 and
the incorporators are Gustus A. Ben
son, E. B. Hall, E. P. Davis, Morris
H. 61 oman, C. G. Schenck, Henry
Creighton, Arch U Meigs, F. M. Ellis
and F. W. Walther. r
"The Omaha Gas Manufacturing
company's office has been removed to
217 South Thirteenth) street in the
Merchant's National Bank building.
The Stock Yard company borrowed
two engines from the Union Pacific to
do Its switching,
"Over There and Here'1
Adolph Lelnberger tops the score
as the blackest German alien register
ed in Chicago. "I am a Pullman port
er," he explained. "I was born In
Hamburg and my parents are there
now. My grandfather was grabbed, in
Africa by Germans."
Missouri's patriotic pride is hurt to
the quick. One ot Its militia brigadiers
is about to be court-martialed for
staging a little game of poker for
money in his quarters at Camp Mill.
The thought of making tha festive
game a punishable offense is intoler
able to the showmes.
The agreement regulating war
wages which was recently drawn up
and signed by the employers and em
ployes In the bleaching, dyeing, calico
printing and finishing trades of Eng
land has one or two notable features.
It cancels all previous war grants and
bonuses and bases wages on living
cost The rating basis, both increase
and decrease in living cost, is to be
determined by the reports of the
Board of Trade and published in the
Sometime in the 'past George Viat
asvitch of Minneapolis signed a paper
which turned out different from what
he supposed it would. He does not
talk United States or comprehend the
language. Thereupon he resolved
never to Blgn a paper. So when draft
officials asked him to sign up a ques
tionnaire George refused and landed
in jail. An .indefinite stay there does
not scare him. "Fight in the army,
yes. but no sign," he told the officers.
Doubtless a way will be found to let
him into the scrap without slgnia&
Louisville Courier-Journal: Nowa
days belonging to a lunch club pro
claims a man a plutocrat
Wall Street Journal: Governor
Manning of South . Carolina, whose
seven sons enlisted, is the kind of man
to go out with on a tiger hunt
Washington Post: Patriots wonder
ing what Foch is going to do should
cheer up at the thought that the boche
ia feeling the earns way.
St Louis Globe-Democrat: German
writers estimate the total German
casualties at 6,000,000, and no Welt
macht to show tor it either.
Louisville Courier-Journal: The
Potsdam gang started the slogan,
"Pan Germanism," and evoked from
the civilized world the slogan "Can
Baltimore American:' It is said that
the kaiser has promised the pope not
to seize any more Belgian church
bells. Perhaps there are no more to
Minneapolis Tribune: The coinage
of a 18-cent piece is urged by. some
folks who apparently have the Im
pression that some of the things that
used to sell for a dime are still ob
tainable foT 15 cents.
- New Tork World: Doubtless the
British budget of over 114,000,000,
000 for the coming year is the biggest
in the world's history. It is true that
for the current fiscal year the Amer
ican congress made up a total of over
$18,000,000,000. but it was not a bud
get: it was a guess, and a guess about
ai.e00.89U.Q9O beyond! the
Twice Told Tales
Heroic and Effectual
"Doctor," said the young man about
town. "I. want you to tell me what
to do to cure myself of smoking. I've
sworn off a dozen times, but it does
no good. I'm a nervous wreck."
"Why do you come to me for ad
vice, young chap? The only way to
quit smoking is to quit, and you can't
do that You lack the will power."
"I know It I'll bet you"$10 on it
leave it to you."
"It's a bet doc Good morning."
Several montha later:
"Doc, I've come to break It to you
gently that you don't know It all. I
have cured myself of the habit of
"Sure of that?"
"Absolutely. I haven't smoked a
cigar, pipe or coffin nail in three
months. I've lost all desire for the
, "Thafs good!"
"Yes; and yon owe me Just $10.
Remember our little wager?" -
"I do. You win. But my bill is 20.
You owe me a tenner, young chap.
Thanka Good Morning."
St Louis Globe-Democrat
Grain Dealers' Licensee.
Omaha, April 29. To the Editor of
The Bee: Supplementing a letter
which you received from Mr. J. H.
Conrad in connection with the lift
ing ot suspension of his license and
asking for some publicity, I have to
say that the Omaha Grain exchange,
as such, is interested in the question
of the integrity and fairness of its
members and the market and we
Jain with Mr. Conrad's request that
you give as much publicity to the facts
as possible in setting him right before
There are no costs attached to the
obtaining of a license as a commission
man, Jobber or dealer. Mr. Conrad ne
glected in his application, through
oversight or through misunderstand
ing, to ask for a dealer's license. He
has supplemented his original appli
cation by asking for a dealer's license,
and he is advised by the local office
that it will be granted to him under
his original license number.
That Mr. Conrad is not alone in this
misunderstanding in not fully under
standing the details of the regulations
promulgated by the food administra
tion relative to the brokers, commis
sion men and dealers, and the jobbers'
profits. I have to say that I am ad
vised mac since nis license was
suspended the food administration
has held meetings with dealers, com
mission men and brokers at Washing.
ton ana at Kansas city, at which
meetings it appeared that hundreds
of men engaged as commission men,
dealers and jobbers did not fully un
derstand the regulations relative to
the manner of handling the profits
anowea eacn class, i am rurther ad
vised that as a matter of fact the pur
pose of the two meetings at Washing
ton and Kansas City was to arrive at
a final and definite basis of handling
the scale of profits and to thoroughly
aavise tne man engagea in that line
of business. HENRY T. CLARKE.
Attorney for the Omaha Grain Ex
ers I feel that I am doing my bit; aad
as a soldier in the army of the United
States I ask all who read this out of
justice to ourselves and to him who
has served us so well and faithful to
be not ungrateful., to remember re
ward stimulates energy. r
SERGEANT JOSEPH PERKINS,
116th Field Artillery, Camp Sevier,
Greenville, S. C.
"Tried to cut a ateak juat now anS ,t
waa io tough that tha knlfa glanced."
"That'a nothing. I tackled a chunk af
whale meat last night and tha knlfa
bounced acroaa the room." Louisville Courier-Journal.
Hokua Harduppe lays It Isn't good form
to wear jewelry with a dreas ault.
Pokus Well, Harduppe never has hla
Jewelry and hla dress ault at the eame
Green Tell me, honestly, now, have you
ever found any practical use for what you
learned at colleger
Grey I ahould aay I have. Ona night
when burglars got Into my house I scared
them off with our college yell. Boator
A YEAR AGO TODAY.
Doesn't Like the "Katzles."
Council Bluffs. April 29. To the
Editor of The Bee: Each Sunday as I
nave looked at the tunny supplement
to The Bee I have hoped to find the
"Katzenjammer Kids" missing. If we
are casting aside everything German,
why tolerate the German kids? They
always were senseless pictures and
now they seem more obnoxious than
ever. I say "out" with the Katzen
jammer Kids" and I know the public
is with me.
BLANCHE SCOTT LEE. '
Boost for Jim and Joe.
Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C. April
25. To the Editor of The Bee: I would
ask, space in the public pulse column
to voice my appreciation and my
sentiments for the work and fidelity of
two of our public officials, whom I
know have always laboredwlong and
hard for public good and community
interest. I was born and raised in
Omaha, am 38 years old. have visited
all parts of the United States and
can truthfully say Omaha in the last
nine years has excelled in every phase
of Its existence. At its head, James
Dahlman. we have a man whom every
one knows and is acquainted with. I
mean by this that our mayor has his
office and himself open to all, "rich
and poor, high and low; his work is
the work of those whom he repre
sents; his successes are our successes;
nis iauures are our failures. Let us
not be ungrateful in the comlne elec
tion. Vote for James Dahlman for
mayor and you will be doing your bit
for Omaha and its welfare.
I would indeed be a slacker in that
which is for our city and for Justice
If I failed to mention the department
which gives every city its knock or
its boost and the man who makes a
knock or a boost possible. The depart
ment ot parks and boulevards and
Mr. Joseph Hummel who heads it!
What were our parks and boulevards,
our recreation department and social
centers before the present superin
tendent took the administration in his
hands? Anyone who has lived Jn Om
aha the last 13 years fully knows
what were conditions prior to the time
of Mr. Hummel's handling. Today
with scarcely any more funds, through
efficient management our present sup
erintendent built up the department
and added thereto many new features.
Mr. Hummel certainly has given evi
dence of his worth and ability, and
necessarily should become the choice
of those who care to reward rather
than deny what is due Justice.
At present I am serving my country
and as needs be I intend to serve my
city and when I vote for Joseph B.
Hummel as one of your commission-
It's Just one year ago today .
Since this old town went dry.
Wa bid farewell to Cedarbrook
And good old Hunter rye,
I used to stroll the downtown street, '
. Beneath the aro lights' glare.
And take a drink of forty-rod.
And feel like a millionaire. -
But now, alas, I find no place
In which to blow my dimes,"
It seems the world has gone to pot - '
And the sun no longer shines.
The men who passed this bone dry lav
Had the brains of a hubbard squash
To think a man who t civilized
Can drink their bellywash.
It seems I am condemned te live
A life of tearful woe.
Unless perchance I get relief
From the wet bid town St Joe.
And aa 1 think of thla bona dry law
I'm almost moved to tears
As I think of the day a year ago
When I quaft tha foaming beers.
No mora can I go home at night '
And start a family strife.
For I can find no good excuse
To lambast and curse my wife.
I cannot euss if Johnny's alow
When I tell him to rush tha can.
So I think I'll turn a leaf or two
And live like a decent man,
John Barleycorn has left his mark
On ten thousand wretched homes, -May
the devil have what Is his due, ,
An bleach old Johnny's bones.
Perhaps we ajl make eome mistakes, "
But this I'm sure 1 know
That when we killed old Barleycorn
We drove out a lot of woe.
I know It's nice to meet our friends.
And take a glass that cheers.
But If the habit grows too strong
It may cause someone tears;
So I think 111 flip a leaf or two.
And to Mollle's wish respond.
And save my dimes and dollars
To buy a stamp or bond.
Omaha. J. S. HUNT EH.
has important work to do. Ur
der favorable conditions it doei .
it welL If sluggish, relieve it with
Lars eat Sal el Any Medictao fa the Worlls
Sold everywhere. In boxes, 10a, 23a.
When Itching Stop
Ttiara ia nno safe ripnenrtahlA trMtnutnf
efcaeroliMnta i4iincr tnrturf) and skin trri.
tation almost instantly and tnatdeame
and soothes the skin. - , . . .
Ask any druggist for a 35c or $1 bottle
of zemo and apply it as directed. Sooo
you will find that irritations, pimples,
blackhead eczema, blotches, ringworm
and similar skin troubles will disappear.
A little zemo, the penetrating, 6atisfy
jng liquid, is all that is needed, for it
banishes most skin eruptions and makes
the skin soft, smooth and healthy.
The E. W. Rose Co, Cleveland, a
ATI drugglelsjF Soap 2B, Ointment 9 A 60, TmKills 9,
"Ton don't seem' to take much in
terest in history?"
"I'm afraid I'm too busy." replied
Senator Sorghum. "You see. history
is publicity that comes too late to be
any jtood in a campaign." WmWw
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