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Get ready for the' coming Red Cron drive,
which has the right of way next.
Well, wt trust the preident mrat duly im
pressed with his distinguished caller.
Military police should be cautioned about the
us of firearms. Omaha is not under martial law.
' Maybe If we can get all the hot air and foul
air out of the aircraft program we will get some
'airplanes for use in France.
;- St Louis' 6-cent csr fare order is to be ap
pealed to the courts. The courts will have to
settle all of them before the finish.
Members of, the court house ring show ro
tations of feeling shaky. The jolt that struck
the city hall gang plainly jarred the works across
the street, ,
The city hall trenches were evacuated and
taken possession of by the new occupants with
out a clash. It will go down In history as a mas
When Ihe government really begins to econ
omize in the operation of the railroads the waste
ful duplication in maintaining two passenger
.stations in Omaha, separated only by a fence,
should not be overlooked. 1
' '.Railroads need money to pay expenses un
der government as well as under private con
trol. The chief difference is that the government
does not have to coax and wheedle Itself for
permission to boost rates.
The scene at the White House when the
chairman of the senate committee on foreign re
lations called to consult with the president must
have been inspiring and only paralleled by the
historic event when the first Wilson secretary
of state called to bid the president goodby. Some
painter, ought to immortalise these events.
t James Gordon Bennett
James Gordon Bennett, who haa just died at
his home abroad, was a giant figure among Amer
ican journalists. His father thoroughly establish
ed the New York Herald as a leader in newspaper
enterprise and the son kept It fully abreast mod
ern progress. He will be most talked of, perhaps,
because ot nis personal eccentricities ana pecu
liar methods of management, but to him must be
attributed soma solid 'achievements. His laconic
message, "Find Livingston 1" sent Henry M.
Stanley from Omaha to the heart of unknown
Africa, and thence to a place in the British Parli
ament, distinguished as a baronet. The Paris
edition of the Herald was another of his ventures
that startted the newspaper world, but is now
accepted as the, most natural of developments.
Twenty-five years ago the Herald's foreign news
service was the most complete in the world.
Readers of Tht Bee of that tune will readily reeall
not only its great scope, but the brilliancy of
the men who contributed to it Rivals developed
and some have ranged alongside the Herald, but
its aggressive editor did not lower his standards
nor cease' his news-gathering activties. The Ben
netts, father and son, are sure, of a place in
DOING AWAY WITH LOAFERS.
Mayor Smith announces that he finds under
the new sedition law ample authority to abolish
loafing. Those who have made themselves famil
iar with the law will agree with the mayor, and
also will commend his determination to use it to
stamp out idleness in Omaha. In normal times our
city, like all others, has suffered from the
presence of a "leisure" class whose existence is
always a challenge to good government. Just
now, when such great efforts are being made to
enlist the services of all able-bodied men in use
ful production, little reason exists for any not
being actively employed. Therefore, groups of
idlers around street corners, congregated in. re
sorts of any kind, or aimless wanderers, natural
ly fall under suspicion. It is not the intent of the
law to place hardship on any, nor to interfere
with legitimate leisure, but the persistent loafer
is more of a menace now than ever, and his
elimination will be of real service. Any reasonable
step taken by the mayor to enforce the law
aainst chronic idlers will be generally approved.
Why a City Fire Warden?
The Bee repeats the question it has several
times in the past propounded, "Why a city fire
warden?" This job has been one of the easy
money sinecures kept for relatives of the higher
ups in the city hall for which there is about as
much need as for a fifth wheel to a wagon. There
is a state fire 'warden who has full jurisdiction
over Omaha, supported by a liberal appropriation
out of the state treasury, and we have a score
and more of captains in the fire department, well
qualified to make a periodical fire-risk survey of
the district where each is serving. Let the fire
chief be the fire warden, with all of his captains as
exofficio deputies, if the job must be looked after
locally. Here is one place for our new commission
to make good on its promise of retrenchment.
Advance in Railroad Rates.
Among a lot' of other changes .announced
from Washington as impending in the opera
tion of the railroads is included a threatened ad
vance of 25 per cen in freight rates and res
toration of the 3-cent a mile fare for passenger
traffic. For the moment the necessity of these
increases in charges, to the public may be omitted
from the discussion. The principal point is that
it comes as a manifestation of the arbitrary pdw
er with which the railroad dictator is clothed.
Nothing has developed since Mr. McAdoo as
sumed full control of the roads that was not well
known before. Need of money for extension and
replacement of equipment, for increased taxes
and to pay the higher wages that are to be given
employes, were problems plainly in view of the
managers of the lines, who had been before the
Interstate Commerce commission for many
months pleadiitg and arguing for the right to
make higher charges for services. Their efforts
had been opposed by shippers and by state com
missioners, the one contending for lower rates,
the other that the state and not the federal
authority should deal with the tariffs. Now all
this has disappeared untftr the magic of the
war. The federal government has taken control
of the railroads of the country and with few
preliminary flourishes declares arbitrary reduc
tion in service and increase in charges. That is
all, but if the private owners of the roads, who
have been accused of being "inefficient," had un
dertaken such a proceeding, oh, my countrymen I
The yell of disapproval would have resounded
across the continent and as far as Jericho at least.
Economic Warfare Under Headway.
Great Britain is about to follow the lead of
France and abrogate all commercial conventions
in which are contained the "most favored nation"
clause. This simply means that the economic
war is being established. Under treaty provi
sions which extend to a competitor or customer
the treatment accorded the "most favored na
tion," discrimination in favor of any was prac
tically abolished. In the case of Great Britain
the reason now advanced is the necessity of
especial recognition for colonies and dominions
impossible under treaties existing. In France the
statement is made that the action is taken in
order that France may have a free hand in deal
ings with other nations. The unmistakable in
ference is that friends are to be favored and en
emies avoided as far as possible. Neutrals will
feel the effect of this, for it involves discrimina
Something of the same sort was attempted
by the United States a few years ago under the
reciprocity policy advocated so consistently by
James G. Blaine. Our government has negotiated
several conventions containing the provision,
that practice having been adopted as an expedi
ent to avoid commercial warfare. It loomed rather
largely as a, factor in the canal tolls contro
versy and generally has met with the approval
of free traders. What will be of Interest now will
be to watch developments and note in how far
the action of France and England will be inter
preted as modifying President Wilson's third
thesis, which deals with the matter of economic
Experts say the weather is ideal for corn, so
the rest of us can put up with it. That is the
brand that will be expected here till October.
Thirty Years an Archbishop
An Anniversary in the Active Life of Most Reverend
A rugged constitution, backed by an active,
exemplary life, is gradually retracing the
steps of Archbishop John Ireland from what
was feared recently as the valley of the
shadows. Reports from St. Paul give assur
ances of the danger point passed and strength
steadily returning slowly, as, might be ex
pected in one negotiating the 80th mile
stone of life. Today marks the thirtieth an
niversary of his appointment as the first
archbishop of St. Paul. Naturally the occa
sion will be without public observance, put
there will be religious observance throughout
the archdiocese and prayers for speedy re
covery. The archbishop will be 80 years old next
September. He has been 56 years a priest
and 34 years a bishop.
Born in County Kilkenny, Ireland, . Sep
tember 11, 1838, T oh n Ireland, at the age of
11, came with his parents to the United
States, reaching here in 1849. His parents
lived three years in Chicago, and then went
to St. Paul, where the boy studied in the
Cathedral school for a year. In 1853 he was
sent by Bishop Cretin to a seminary in
France, where studied, the classics for four
Rt. Rev. Thomas L. Grace succeeded
Bishop Cretin in charge of the see of St.
Paul, and in 1861, when the young cleric
returned to the United States, he found the
country involved in civil war. His aged bene
factor. Bishop Grace, ordained him to the
priesthood in 1861, and a month later Father
Ireland was appointed chaplain of a Minne
sota regiment of volunteers, then about to
He accompanied the regiment into the
field and served throughout the hard cam
paigning and heavy fighting of the year
1862 in the Mississippi valley. He came out
of the campaign with a splendid war record,
reported to St. Paul for clerical duty and was
assigned to the rectorship , of the cathedral
and named secretary of the diocese.
When the civil war had ceased and the
great period of the development of the north
west began Father Ireland became identified
with it and his name soon became known out
side the confines of the state. In 1869 he
became president of the Total Abstinence
Union of America and thence dates his fame
as a worker in the temperance cause.
Father Ireland attended the Vatican
council in 1870 as the representative of Bis
hop Grace, and when Rt. Rev. James M.
O'Gorman, vicar apostolic of Nebraska, died
in Omaha July 4, 1874, was named to succeed
him. Bishop Grace appealed 1o the Vatican
and had the appointment annulled, but had
Father Ireland made coadjutor bishop of St.
Paul instead, with the right of succession.
To this office he was consecrated December
21, 1875, on the fourteenth anniversary of
his ordination to the priesthood.
No sooner had Father Ireland become
Bishop Ireland than he began the work of
colonizing the northwest. In 1876 he brought
900 Catholic colonists to Minnesota and in
1877 he bought about 12,000 acres of agri
cultural lands to be devoted to the same pur
pose. Later on he co-operated with Bishop
O'Connor of Omaha and Bishop Spalding
of Peoria in financing a Catholic colony in
Greeley county, Nebraska,
Bishop Grace resigned July 31, 1884, and
Bishop Ireland took complete control of di-
War Demand Jor Wasted
A curious and very striking proof of the
unwisdom of wasting a natural patrimony is
brought to the knowledge of the American
people in the request which the government
has put forth for the hunting out of individ
ual black walnut trees, wherever they are
found, in order that they may be com
mandeered for the making of gun stocks andJ
other necessities in connection with the war.
As everybody knows, black walnut is a hard,
durable, beautiful wood, which is easily
worked with tools. It is really our Yankee
mahogany, and it has no rival for the making
Now, time was when the black walnut was
one of the commonest of American trees. It
grows to a height of 150 feet, and the trees
were often six or seven feet In diameter.
Great, bodies of it were found in our central
belt of states, and particularly in southern
Indiana and Illinois, and on the Kentucky
and Tennessee hills. In these solid bodies
it was easily lumbered, and was sacrificed in
a purely wasteful destruction. Indeed, the
wood became so common that, even in all
its beauty, it was despised. Cheap and ugly
furniture was made of it, and every boy's
jig saw was at work in making useless "or
naments" out of it.
The forests of it which lined the Indiana
and Illinois streams were swept away by the
axe, with no chance whatever left for their
restoration by regrowth; and at last, some 20
years ago, it was truthfully announced that
no body of black walnut timber was left any
where in the United States.
' Then, of course, the people began to find
out what a prize they had lost. Black walnut
wood came to be prized highly at last. Pieces
of furniture made of it were 6ought after,
even though the bulk of them were of unsur
passed mid-Victorian ugliness. And now,
when the wood is desperately needed for
military purposes, the word goes forth that
the trees of the species which have been
planted for shade and ornament must be
sacrificed. Unrivalled in their beauty, pro
ducing excellent nuts, these trees, often loved
and treasured by their possessors, must and
undoubtedly should be sacrificed for the gen
eral good. But how fine a thing it would
have been if the splendid bodies of this tim
ber that once, grew on our western hills and
along our streams had been treated as a
oatrimonv of all the Deoole. and had been
guarded for this higher use that calls for
them now! Boston Transcript
ocesan affairs. Four years later the arch
dibcease of St. Paul was created, and on May
15, Bishop Ireland received the appointment
as first archbishop.
The influence of Archbishop Ireland there
after extended far and wide. He was head
of the St. Paul Law and Order league, and
was said to have been an influence in inspir
ing the famous encyclical of Pope Leo XI II
on capital and labor, was prominent in 1898
in an effort to settle the differences between
the United States and Spain without war,
delivered the paneyric on Joan of Arc, at
theN Basilica of the Holy Cross, Orleans,
France, May 8, 1899, on the occasion of the
470th anniversary of the martyrdom of the
French heroine, and went to Paris to make
the address at the presentation of the statue
of General Lafayette by the school children
of the United States to the Republic of
France, July 4, 1900.
Archbishop Ireland labored in 1901 and
1902 for the settlement of the problems that
the United States government encountered
in the Philippine Islands, and on this and
other occasions he served as a friend and
counselor of Presidents McKinley, Roosevelt
One of the most important achievements
of his life, viewed in the light of present-day
events, was his successful battle against
Cahensleyism in the middle '80s. Cahensley
ism meant the segregation of church mem
bership along racial and language lines and
the appointment of priests and bishops cor
responding with the lines drawn. It was Ger
man in origin and purpose and constituted
the first open drive in this country of the
insidious German propaganda which the war
has revealed in all its nakedness. Archbishop
Ireland led the fight for Americanism, backed
by Cardinal Gibbons and a host of progres
sive American prelates. Against them were
arrayed the clerical and political power of
Germany, Austria, and all the rest of the
ultramontane influence of Europe. American
ism won. In the exultations following vic
tory Archbishop Ireland uttered an impres
sive warning against divided allegiance in
this country in words of significant import
at the present time:
"This country is America; only they who
are loyal to it can be allowed to live under
its flag; and they who are loyal to it may
enjoy all its liberties and rights. Freedom
of religion is accorded by the constitution;
religion is put outside state action and most
wisely so; therefore, the religion of a citizen
must not be considered by voter or executive
officer. The oath of allegiance to the country
makes the man a citizen; if that allegiance
is not plenary and supreme, he is false to his
profession; if it is, he is an American. Dis
criminations and segregations, in civil or
political matters, on lines of birthplace, or
of race, or of language and, I add, of color
are un-American, and wrong. Compel all to
be Americans, in soul as well as in name,
and then let the standard of their value be
their American citizenship."
Kultur With a Headache
In pursuance of the official German sched
ule for the guidance of newspaper editors
(Z e i t ungsleitartikelschreiberhierunddajund
neineinheissundkaltfuhrer), which sets aside
Mondays and Wednesdays for the denuncia
tion of Russia as the special enemy of man
kind and kultur, Tuesday for France, Thurs
days and Saturdays for England, and
Fridays and Sundays for America, the
Cologne Volkszeitung has issued a call for
the union of all European nations, belligerent
and neutral, against American mammonism,
which stands "grinning with satanic mien on
the other aide of the Atlantic." But if you
think that mammon is only a brutal god, you
are sadly in error. Mammon, U. S. A., is a
subtle and hypnotic god. He has hynotized
France and England, "despite their indis
putable military defeat" into going on with
the war, instead, presumably, of accepting
the open hand of friendship which the kaiser
has been holding out, a la Brest-Litovsk. Ger
man strategic genius has never risen to
greater heights than in this combination war,
which it has been trying to explain to the
world, in which France, with Germany, shall
combat the Slav menace to kultur, and the
two with Russia shall combat the British
menace, and the three with Britain shall com
bat the American menace, and the four with
America shall ultimately combat the Jap
anese menace. It is kultur with a headache
(Kataenjammer-kultur.) New York Post..
People and Events
Boston brewers and saloon men boosted
beer to 10 cents the (tlass and started trouble.
Sedentary guzzlers paid the price, but cut
out the waiters customary tips, ssow me
waiters demand more wages to make up the
lost tips. It's a case of stand up to the bar or
come down with a split
Should Albert Philip Tauscher of Port
land, Ore., get in close touch with the Huns
there will be something doing from the
start of the mixup. Just to show his physical
powers while signing up as a marine corps
recruit. Tauscher nicked un a 165-oound man
and lifted him above his head. The new re
cruit weights only 161 pounds and is some
An uprising for home rule in dealing with
franchise corporations gains strength and
speed in Missouri from the readiness of the
State Utilities commission in. granting street
railway companies nermits to raise rates
The initial move is an organization of a
League of Cities, which has already at
tained fighting oower of larare orooortion
Permits for 6 cent fares have been granted
in several instances without consulting the
people involved. In St Louis the advance
granted is limited to a charge of 1 cent for
transfers. St. Joseph and Kansas City au
thorities challenge the jurisdiction of the
commission in local affairs and promise to
tight it out to the court of last resort
One Year Ago Today in th War.
General PtJn auceeeded General
X litn a Am mirvfiAinai AAMman t? tha
United St&tea.acnat paued the bill
increasing the personnel ot the navy
and marina corps.
The Day We Cclebrmt.
Brigadier General Benjamin Alvord,
relieved aa adjutant general ot the
American expeditionary forces, born
In Washington, IS yeare ago.
Rear Admiral George A. Blcknell,
tT. 8. X.. retired, bora at Batato, N. J.,
72 years ago. .
Henry I Doherty. New Tork cap
italist, born at Columbus, O., 48 years
James Ik Smith, lnflelder ot the
Boston National league base ball
team, born at Pittsburgh, 21 years
ago. ' i-;. . .
This Day la History.
1775 -The Continental eongress, In
esslon at Philadelphia, resolved to
issue paper money as a substitute tor
1819 General Thomas L. Critten
den, who commanded the left wing
. of Resecrans' army at Chlekamauga,
born at Ruesellville, Ky. Died la New
York. October tS. 183.
184 7 American force under Gen.
eral Worth occupied the Mexican city
ot ruettia, Kanta Ana having retreat
ed the day before
J nst SO Years Ago Today
The Omaha Type Foundry filed
articles of Incorporation, the capital
stock being 150,000 and A. T. H.
Brower, H. P. Halleck. II. J. Picker
ing and 8. P. Rounds, jr., are the in
The Fourth ward democrats held a
meeting for the purpose of organis
Ing a club. This was accomplished by
com fr f fnT
electing W. C. Cundiff, president; Ma
son Gregg, vice president; J. H. Hlg
genbottom, secretary, and Harry G.
Democratic as well as the repub
lican members of the city council
were induced to neglect their regular
Tuesday night legislation to enjoy the
more attractive show, the republican
The Church of Zion filed articles ot
incorporation with the county clerk
and the incorporators are Eli Beidel
man. John Lehmann, George Marks,
August Rogert and John Rogert
Mrs. J. F. Kuhn and sons left for
an extended tour through the east
Around the Cities
Louisville points with pride to the
efficiency of its "bit" having filled an
order for 14,400 base ball bats for the
boys "over there." Good young hick
ory, too, warranted to smash out a
victory In the last inning.
Mayor Short of Sioux City is long
on garden wisdom. He urges that
every vacant lot be cultivated and
made to produce the largest possible
amount of fruit and vegetables, "in
order that Sioux City may not only
do her 'bit' but her utmost in every
kind of service that may help win the
Detroit reports a' total of 13,000
cases of disloyalty since June of last
year. The roster embraced sabotage,
draft, dodging, German propaganda,
food violations and seditious utter
ances. Two thousand patriotic men
and women, composing the American
Protective league, working without
pay. were responsible for the disclos
ures. Patriotic householders of Topeka,
anxious to do their bit as the food ad
ministration requested, met with a
succession of profiteering jolts on the
opening day ot "potato week." Pota
toes had been plentiful and cheap,
ranging from SO to 80 cents a bushel.
"Lay in an extra supply and conserve
more vital war foods," said Hoover's
agent Spud dealers heard the news
and got ready. When the advance
guard of the spud drive arrived the
surplus stock shrunk mysteriously and
prices jumped from 80 cents to $1.20.
A peach of a leap, for which various
explanations are offered, excepting
I the real one, "We need the money."
Whittled to a Poin
Washington Post: When Holland
gets her back to the sea wall the Hun
has to take water.
Wall Street Journal: A reign of
crime in Germany emphasises the
doctrine that might Is right.
New Tork World: A calm public
will refuse to get excited over reports
that "events in Russia are leading to
a crisis." When rigor mortis has set
in, nothing hurts much.
Washington Post: Dave Houston of
the Department of Agriculture an
nounces unhesitatingly that cottage
cheese Is a real food, thereby demon
strating what science can discover if
only given the time.
Minneapolis Tribune: German sol
diers are eating the horses which
French artillery killed for , them
around Amiens. The equine menu is
in lieu of the Parisian cookery Hin
denburg et al had planned to have in
Paris on April fools' day.
Brooklyn Eagle: One blue star on
the service flag hanging from the
rafters of the little Protestant Episco
pal church at Cheyenne is in honor
of General Pershing. There is a proud
church at Cheyenne, for there they
know what it means to be saved by
the brave from the terrors of savagery.
New York Herald: There is a
pretty sentiment as well as thought
fulness in the arrangement being
made by the Salvation Army women
to care for the graves of our soldiers
and sailors abroad. On Memorial day
an American flag will be placed upon
the grave of every gallant fellow who
has been buried "over there" since!
we entered the war. v I
Twice Told Tales
Antonio was overawed by his sur
roundings when the first draft sent
him to the cantonment And he con
tinued to live in awe. particularly of
all officers, during the early days of
his training. While standing guard
one night he was In such a flutter
when the corporal of the guard ap
proached that he made his challenge
in a low voice which the non-com.
could not hear.
"You'll have to speak up, my man,
said the cornoral. "or you'll set into
trouble. I'll take your word for It
that you challenged me, but when the
officer of the day comes around, you'll
have to sing it out or you'll set a trip
to the guard-house. Remember, sing
it out and sing it out loud."
Antonio vowed that he would make
no mistake that would get him in the
guard-house, and when the officer of
the day appeared a half hour later,
he was greeted with- -
"Tra-la-la-la, who coma dere?".
CrawfordI find that the govern
ment food conservators have a habit
of recommending cheap substitutes.
Crabshaw Perhaps you ve noucea
that as soon as they recommend them
they are no longer cheap. Life-
Suitor Refuse me. if you must, but
don't say you'll be a sister to me.
The Girl Don't worry, Mr. Pintop.
Our family is very exclusive. Boston
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Dry Your Dandelions Xow.
Omaha, May 13. To the Editor of
The Bee: As this is the time for each
one to help to the best of there ad
vantage, and on speaking with my
friends I was surprised to see how
few really knew that the dandelion
could be dried, I decided to write to
you so you could give it publication.
It is now at about the right stage for
drying. The dandelions are gathered,
cleaned, and washed and dried either
by air or by your stove oven. These
will keep all winter and can be cook
ed as any other dried food when
This is not only the cheapest of
food but is excellent for the body.
MISS HELEN CLARK.
P. S I also wish to commend you
on the true American spirit you show,
so unlike the World-Herald.
Glad He Came In.
Omaha, May 13. To the Editor of
The Bee: When we were making the
fight in South Omaha for annexation
to Omaha, those who were opposed
to the consolidation of the two clues
made all kinds of predictions as to the
dire things that would happen to us
by the . consolidation taking place.
Some said we would be the dumping
ground of Omaha: that all the toughs,
both male and female, would be made
to move down here. One leading min
ister said we would be a part or
Sheeleytown and that it would be
a disgrace for us to live down here In
case of annexation. Those of us who
were strongly for annexation for many
years before the consolidation took
place, said in reply to the doleful
predictions made by the anti-annexa-tionists
that things could not be any
worse if they were not made any bet
ter by the change.
After union with Omaha for less
than 3 years we see how we have fared
already. We have the splendid man,
W. E. Reed, as president of the Board
of Education: then we have Just elect
ed two of the finest young men of
what was South Omaha as city com
missioners, being really more than our
share if we figure according to popu
lation. The whole city may well be
proud of Ringer and Towl as city
commissioners and their election
shows that while we have lost our
identity down here as a city we have
gained greatly by the men we have
put forward In the greater and larger
In passing I will say a good word
for Mr. Parks. The streets down here
were never kept as neat and clean
in our history as they have been un
der the management of Mr. Parks,
and it Is his misfortune that the whole
city demanded a clean sweep at the
With the showing old South Omaha
has made since we were consolidated
with Omaha in less than three years,
there are few down here who regret
the consolidation of the two cities.
FRANK A. AGNEW.
I. W. W. and Sabotage.
Omaha, May 13. To the Editor
of The Bee: Continued mistreatment
of a mule gives him a bad disposition.
Any creature, class or race with self
preservation strong will resent cruel
ty; arid the more intelligence posses
sed by the victims, the surer will be
their discovery of some, according to
their light retributive weapon, later
perhaps to be used offensively. Man
is no exception. Sabotage was origin
ated by an insane, short-sighted policy
of brutality by those in economic con
trol. Every ruthless, unjust act com
mitted by them reacts to their own
detriment. But persistently employing
raw tactics, causing a continuous re
vengeful spirit, pays neither aide in
the long run.
There is a reason when men, proud
of suffering for their principles, re
main passive while dangerous de
fectives, smashing imposed restric
tions, despoil a hapless world. Genlte-
men, being American, change your
harshness into magnimlty and you
will find the same manly response in
the hearts ot all, as was given the
other day by an old German rancher:
"This is my country."
Come, fall in line. Man's greatest
effort the exaltation of honor beyond
contamination, Is unfolding.
2017 Leavenworth Street
"Wher la th billiard parlor In thU ho
tel?" "To th left, madam, but we don't al
low ladlea to play."
'ThRt'e all right. I Just want the chalk
a moment to powder my nose." Louisville
A celebrated actreaa Invariably claimed
to be IS yeara younger than ahe really waa.
She waa called to the wltnesa atand on day
and even there ahe did not break her rule.
It happened that her eon waa called Im
mediately afterwarda and on being aeked hla
age, he replied: "Six montha older than my
mother." Boiton Tranacrlpt.
"Ton admit you overheard the quarrel be
tween the defendant and hla wife?"
"Yls, aor, I do," atoutly maintained the
"Tell th court, if you can, what the hus
band aeemed to be doing."
"He seemed to be doing the listening."
"Have you tried the substitute for
"Tea. I'm watting for prtcea to keep
working up till I can eat meat again aa
a aubstltute for th substitutes." Pitts
Aimed at Omaha ,T. .
Plattsmouth Journal's J. Pluviua did
not see Plattsmouth this morning,
though he sprinkled some water oa
Omaha yea even slopped It out -but
they have an idea of cleaning up tht
city any way. Did you see the vote?
Beatrice Express: An Omaha 'wo
man, who la suing for a divorce
charges that her husband frequently
attacked her with a base ball ' bat
This does appear to be carrying the
national sport of base ball a trifle tot
Harvard Courier: A couple of weeks
ago It was reported that the village of
Omaha, over on the Missouri river,
contemplated organizing a company
of home guards. The size of tho town
would indicate that at least one com
pany might be formed but the pro
ject seems to have been abandoned.
Fairbury News: An Omaha man
was arrested and fined because a
quantity of liquor was found In hla
yard. The fellow claimed he knew
nothing about the liquor being there;
but the courts seemed to doubt th
possibility of a quantity of liquor be
ing on the premises of an Omaha mas
without his finding it out
Crete Vidette-Herald: On June 1
the railway city ticket offices 1ft
Omaha will be abolished and a union
ticket office opened by the govern
ment. In this office all railway ticket,
on all lines will be sold, with the ex
ception of those dispensed at the da
pots. This will mean that nine ticket
offices will be closed and one opened.
Thus nine very select storerooms w'll
be vacated. 5
A BATTLE PRAYER.
(Michael Bemlng In Leslies.)
We have seen the shattered altar
'Neath a roof of startled stars,
While the heavena aeemed to falter
And the night waa red with acara.
We have watched grim Incense rising '
O'er a village burned In loot,
While gray hordes were civilizing N
Broken Belgium with th boot.
Saw, while peace-fat merchant snivel ;'
At th tltheman'a honest toll,
Watched, while coward (lackers' drivel a
Whined against the muster-roll.
Can we face our night of anguish, "
Can w brave our battle's loss '
While th craven spirits languish!
In the shadow of our cross? J
Nay, th shadow In th valley -
Fades before a friendly wraith, v
And our loyal legions rally '
Calm In heart and aura In faith.
Strength, then. Lord of Hosts, wa prs
Through our dark Oethsemana;
Let not selfish word betray The, -
Nor our sacred liberty!
Scourge us, purge us, till perfected v
Glorious w meet th morn, ..
When there rises resurreoted, - ' .
Peace with Freedom Christ reborn!
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