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The Omaha Bee
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THE BEE'S SERVICE FLAG.
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The tug of wire is now on in Washington.
Small chance (or the minor leagues while the
ig world's series is on over in Europe.
The chief disturbance over the price of wheat
is to be found among the political farmers.
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Von Capelle says the U-boat is winning. He
Suppose-the 'bootleggers' bund lifts the level
of its; traffic from automobile to airplane. Good
PREMATURE AND INEFFECTIVE,
Serious discussion of the petition to resubmit
the question of mayor and council versus com
mission plan of city government is hardly war
ranted because the whole scheme is bound to be
premature and ineffective.
True, the law under which we established the
commission plan in Omaha provides for a refer
endum for its abandonment, bu. a vote to rescind
would not become operative until the expiration
of the terms of the incumbent city commission
ers, which, in this case, would be three years
In the meantime we have a home rule charter
convention in session preparing to present the
existing charter in all its essential features for a
reaffirmation at the polls, which would take it
entirely out from under the state law governing
the adoption and abandonment of the commission
plan and call for an entirely different procedure
for future changes.
With our home rule charter once nailed down,
then, under the terms of the home rule section of
the state constitution, the way is cleared for the
people to modify it as they may wish, but they
must do so by proposing amendments through
the council or by alternative initiative measures.
With a home rule charter the people of Omaha
may at any time decide anew for themselves
whether they prefer to continue the commission
plan, or go. back to the mayor and council plan,
or adopt the general manager plan, or take up
any other plan of administering municipal affairs.
While the home rule charter is pending, how
ever, time spent collecting signatures to petitions
to abandon the present form is time wasted.
' ' Only three fresh revolution were set on foot
In Russia Sunday. The bolsheviki seem to be
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' Fno-lish ami Tnnanrse marines ashore Ml
Vladivostok must be lonesome without their
"Passing the buck" may save the speculators,
fcut it will not. produce any more food, reduce
present prices, nor improve the quality of the sup
ply. : '
St; Louis bbasts having received more than
$285,000,000 worth of war business during the
; past twelve months. Where does Omaha come
i It remains to be seen whether the stipulation
btween the Nebraska State Council of Defense
and the Nonpartisan league is more than a scrap
of paper. -t -
Something more 'effective than scolding will
be required to suppress the profiteer. His loul
can not be touched by mere words a swift kick
would be far better.
Nebraska's live stock supply is normal or a
little better, which is to be interpreted only in
terms of millions of head of cattle, swine and
sheep, all available to feed the world.
Yankee methods of fighting so far elucidated
for edification of the Hun must have convinced
even the Teutonic mind that there is quite a dif
ference between the American in repose and in
Why Holland is Worried.
Some of the wonder over Holland's worry is
removed by a report from United States Consul
Mahin at Amsterdam, dealing with the fisheries
of the. Dutch. This shows most graphically how
German friendship has affected a neighbor, an,d
why Holland has so earnestly endeavored to re
main on good terms with all belligerents. In
1916 the total catch of all fish by the Dutch
amounted to 165,513 tons; in 1917 the total was
3.1,759 tons. Herring, the principal item in the
list, dropped from 95,000 tons in 1916 to 300 tons
in 1917. In other words, the industry was wiped
out. This decline is entirely due to the activity
of the German U-boat and destroyer fleet. In
stead of directing their efforts against enemy ves
sels, they have sunk Dutch fishing boats, tore up
their nets and generally played hob with the fish
ermen. In thus shutting down on the work of
gathering food from the sea, these energetic ex
ponents of kultur have reduced the available sup
plies for German consumption, because most of
Holland's export trade in food was with the Hun.
Holland is hungry, along with the other Eu
ropean neutrals, but how that helps the kaiser is
beyond the comprehension of any outside the
charmed circle of Potsdam philosophy.
The state has laid id a supply of 150 tons of
coal to heat the old capitol building next winter.
If the supply runs short the janitor might piece,
out with some of the poles used to brace up the
aged but unvenerated pile. v
Brother Charley Bryan's gubernatorial candi
dacy does not seem to find much favor with Sen
ator Hitchcock's hyphenated World-Herald. Not
much prospect either of repealing the endorse
ment of the German-American alliance that put
the senator over at the last election.
Domestic Fuel Situation Clearing Up.
Dr. Garfield's announcement that household
ers are to be rationed as to coal next winter may
be taken at its face value! and may be subject to
some discount. .Since the coal crisis passed its
acute stage last winter, domestic consumers 4iave
become accustomed to the urging of the fuel ad
ministration that they lay in their supplies during
the summer, and so leave the coast clear for the
government next winter. It has been the aim of
county fuel administrator to have at least
75 per cent of the fuel requirements for this pur
pose moved before November 1, and the Black
Diamond, in last Saturday' Issue, reporta that
the effort Is now running very close to schedule.
If this be true, rationing will hardly be called for,
because the domestic fuel supply of the country
will be almost cared for, and the winter output
may go to industrial uses with little or no regard
for the wants of householders. However, Dr.
Garfield did not indicate a purpose to work a
hardship on any, merely a desire to check extrava
trance, last season's lessons ought to result In
avoidance of fuel famine for the coming winter.
Roosevelt and Irish Recruiting.
Colonel Arthur Lynch, member ' of Parlia
ment and Irish patriot, has urged Colonel Roose
velt to visit Ireland for the purpose of stimulat
ing by his presence and his counsel the work of
recruiting among the Irish. This illustrates the
deplorable condition into which Ireland's affairs
have fallen through the wrongheaded course of
the Sinn Feiners on the One hand and the Orange
men on the other. Appeals from their own coun
trymen hive been unavailing to move them from
their stubborn demands, in which outsiders can
see neither justice nor reason. Sinn Fein re
quires that Ireland be given immediate political
and economic independence; then it will examine
into the causes of the war, and take sides as best
interest of the new government directs. Orange
men decline to asseitt to anything approaching
home rule or any other form of separation from
the government now existing. Neither side will
listen to less than its own plans for Ireland's fu
ture, and between them all efforts at compromise
or setlement have come to nothing.
While this is going oh, the man-power of Ire
land is largely withheld from the fighting forces.
Sinu Feiners have even conspired with Germany,
and this plotting hss in part been carried on in
America. An alternative has been proposed, that
Irish be allowed to enlist in the American army,
to fight under Old Glory. The impropriety of
this should be plain to its proponents. Under the
new military bill, which went through the senate
last week, it will be possible for the United
States to recruit and even to conscript nationals
of allied or neutral consenting countries who are
domiciled here, but it is absurd to talk of our set
ting up recruiting stations in a foreign land, to
enlist aliens for American armies.
What Sinn Fein and Orangeman alike over
look is that they are pUying the kaiser's game.
Moreover, they are sowing the seeds of a harvest
they will reap in bitterness. Those who are fight
ing in France today or are making sacrifices at
home will view with little favor those who have
selfishly held back. Irishmen who look to the
future, and they are numerous on both sides of
the water, see little hope in the situation as it has
now developed. -
While Mr. McAdoo is anooping around the
country, looking for places to improve the rail
road service, we timidly suggest that he take an-
j other squint at the Omaha "union" depot.
Factors In Community Growth.
Industries, Markets, Transportation, Capital and
Carl Hunt in the
There are eight chief lactors that enter
into such a community development; eight
special advantages which make such t city
more attractive to others in the same line as
a place to locate. In naming them I do not
mean that these are the only things which in
fluence the location of factories, for trans
portation, good homes, schools, pure water,
churches and a great many other things in
fluence the location of industrial plants. The
eight I shall name ar. those advantages
which grow especially out of the fact that an
industry has already been started. They are:
Skilled and unskilled labor, trained in the
industry or suitable for such work, is avail
able. The laborer knows there will be com
petition for his services and that if he should
disagree with one foreman he can obtain
employment in his line without moving to
The center soon becomes an important
market for raw materials. Salesmen come
oftener and give better service. Deliveries of
raw materials are usually better both as to
time of delivery and quality, for sellers of
raw material realize that the customer in
such a city has many other opportunities to
buy.' Transportation facilities, incoming and
outgoing, are better. Manufacturers in the
line, buying and shipping together, get better
rates and better deliveries. Outgoing ship
ments are handled better because the em
ployes of the transportation companies are
familiar with the product; with what to do
and what not to do.
Capital, either for the expansion of the
business or for its current operation, is easily
obtained. People in Detroit know the auto
mobile business is profitable and will more
readily invest in a company to make automo
biles. The Akron banker, knowing some
thing of the rubber business, or the Grand
Rapids banker, with a knowledge of the ftir
niture business, will more readily advance
money for current uses in those lines. He
knows what he is about because he has
specialized, just as have the manufacturers.
Accessory or supplemental plants are us
ually numerous. In Detroit every conceiv
able part of an automobile can be obtained.
In Grand Rapids varnish and a great many
things kindred to the furniture industry are
made. There is an advertising prestige, such
as I have mentioned. Flour from Minneap
olis or St. Paul must be at' right.
The industry receives every possible sup
port from the community. The chamber of
commerce, the city officials, and all of the
people of the city, realizing the importance
of the industry to the community and having
pride in the reputation it has given the city,
will go out of their way to make the conveni
ence of the manufacture their convenience.
The manufacturers in the specialized line
exchange information and ideas. It is the
center of things in the industry. They op
erate labor exchanges and have uniform la
bor policies. 'They often ship together. The
rubber board of trade at Akron and the or
ganization of the steel industry at- Chatta
nooea are examples.
Briefly, before I tell how the individual
community can develop along a certain line,
let me tell more about co-operation at Chat
tanooga. The iron men t-eVe have a joint
exhibition hall where nearly 50 manufactur
ers co-operate in the exhibition of the prod
ucts of the city, and the manager of this ex
hibit is also the manager of a joint shipping
bureau which has raved thousands and thou
sands of dollars to the manufacturers, es
pecially because so much of the product is
heavy and freight is a vital factor.
No manufacturer doe. .his own freight
routing. None handles his own claims
against the roads for adjustments. All tins
passes through the hands of the one man.
As I entered the office of this man I ob
served a big blackboard oa the wall, and on it
was written the name of every road entering
Chattanooga. Opposite the names of the
roads were statistics showing the number of
freight adjustment claims that had been made
and the number that had been settled the
mo:ith before, and the road whose name was
at the top of the list was the one which had
settled the greatest percentage of claims
within the period eported
Preference is given the road which settles
claims most promptly, and one Chattanooga
manufacturer told me that the central bureau
saved the members $6,000 the month previous
to the day he talked with me, and it was
$6,000, he said, that they could not have col
lected had they operated separately.
Occasionally, raw materials or other spe
cial advantages are the reason for the focus
ing of an industry in a certain city. For ex
ample, shipping facilities have been largely
responsible for the great milling industry of
Galveston. Clay, coal, natural gas and other
such influences have been responsible in
other cases. For the most part, however,
the eight things I have enumerated are
chiefly responsible for the concentration.
Therefore, any community which has a
prosperous industry in a given line which is
suitable on general principles for the indus
try may expect, through intensive cultivation
and by the aid of good management and com
munity spirit, to establish other factories in
the same line.
When the community becomes interested
as a community a prospective manufacturer
sees an opportunity to deal with a sympa
thetic city. He knows that the city already
has men skilled in the line. He sees, either
existing or in prospect, a!i of the eight spe
cial advantages i I haw ..amed. It only
remains for the cominuni', to -ppeal to him
and "sell" him what it has to offer. Money
bonuses, free sites and other such induce
ments are not valued as highly, in the mind
of a capable manufacturer, as are elements
which have a tendency to insure permanent
In your own city what is the biggest sin
gle industry? What is the biggest individual
plant? Why is it big? There must be a
Add to the reasons for its bigness what
ever general or spc.ial advantages there may
be the eight things I have named in this
article, which are out of the experience of
other cities which have enjoyed the benefits
of specialization, and you have the formula
for a "sales talk" that should bring other
similar industries to the city, or should facili
tate the organization of additional successful
enterprises in the same line.
When one more factory in the line has
begun to succeed, all the eight advantages
I have named double in value and are still
stronger for presentation to the next plant
desired. Concentration, specialization, or
whatever we may call such a movement, is
good for everybody gooci for the manufac
turer, good for the consuming public and
good for the city where the development
Whatever is good for a manufacturer is
good, in the long run, for the people who buy
his gobds, and vice versa. Other things be
ing equal, the manufacturer can make better
goods for the same money, or the same goods
for less money, in such a city, as is apparent
to all who have studied the problem. There
are, of course, exceptions to this rule, but
the principle has certainly been demonstrated
to such a degree as to call it a rule.
but not a complete
Illinois has a good blue sky law, yet Illi
nois has not driven the get-rich-quick virus
out of its confines. Ohio newspapers are
overflowing with extremely speculative of
ferings notwithstanding it has a blue sky
law and an excellent commission. But still
they both suffer from the evil they have at
tempted to eradicate from their midst.
Not until the federal government enacts
a national blue sky law will these construc
tive statutes ever measure with the reforms
they are aimed at establishing for the safety
of the American people..
Inoperative Blue Sky Laws
Reason Why They Do Not Check G'et-Rich-Quick Evil
New York Financial World.
Moralists had hoped with the, inaugura-. sensible suggestion,
tion of blue sky laws by the various states
the get-rich-quick evil throughout the coun
try would receive one of its severest checks.
But has this proven the case? Evidence of
the numerous flotations on the market ap
pealing with a strident and blatant voice for
the money of people does not indicate any
decrease in the annual despoilation of Amer
ican capital. Several attempts have been
made to explain why it is that the blue sky
laws have accomplished so little good. The
national vigilance committee that is now
doing such good work in behalf of the As
sociated Advertising Clubs of the World in
a special bulletin to the members and to the
newspapers vouchsafes an explanation for
the partial failures of these well-intended
statutes. It says that there is a big hole in
the laws through which get-rich-quick schem
ers can find an exit for their schemes. If the
law is too drastic in the states in which they
have originated they can pack up their be
longings and their assets, which they can
comfortably carry in their hat, and move to
some other state where they know they Can
not be molested except by the federal au
thorities, and they are too busy now, they
believe, with war work to bother much with
There is truth in this conclusion. This
very weakness the Financial World has
pointed ,to often. Gct-rich-quick promoters
possess the agility of a Jersey mosquito to
travel anywhere. In whatever state they
are located they can stir, ply their business
nationally as long as the mails are open and
the columns of certain newspapers free to
them to advertise. The national vigilance
committee suggests a good amendment to the
blue sky laws to the effect that newspapers in
the states where they are in operation should
be included in the category of agents of pro
moters whose advertising appears in their
columns, and if this were done none could
consequently advertise in these restricted
states, wherever they may be transacting
business, unless the terms of the blue sky
laws are strictly adhered tc. This is a very
People and Events
No objection is likely to come from per
sons concerned should the government in
clude hay fever in the list of nonessential
industries. It is possible to invent an
equally good excuse for at August vacation.
Reports and experiences combine to show
a larger and smoother volume of profiteering
among New York hotel men and restaurants
than has been uncovered by the Federal
Trade commission. The crush of visitors
renders the task an easy one.
Truly the joys of democracy follow the
flag. What with the king of England sam
pling buckwheat cakes, boosting base ball
and calling for a second helping of ragtime
music, the American invasion is fairly com
plete. The spirit of the third George is too
dead to scream.
Classing railroad literature as a non-essential
industry may be as good as it looks
through political spectacles, but the loss far
exceeds the gain. No othet industry equalled
it in fostering the joys of anticipation in va
cation time and luring the coin for a transit
slip to the summer glories of pen and picture.
The price was a mere incident to the pleasure
of basking in the radiant smiles of the ticket
man. Now mark the -cant shelves once
graced with the artistry of head work and
ink. True the ticket man survives, but his
radiance is gone. Drop .-. sigh and let it go
One Tear Ago Today In the War.
. Russians continued their successes
against the Austro-Germans in Gal
Emma Goldman and Alexander
Berkman found guilty of obstructing
Formal proclamation of the presi.
dent calling the National Guard to the
Th Day Wo Celebrate.
Edward T. Tate, druggtat, born
1(70. . -'-.-
Arthur Johnaon, brigadier general
national army, bora In Minnesota 67
year ago. 1
Rear Admiral John Richard Ed
ward, TJ. e. N., retired, bora at Fotta-
vnie, Fa f s yeare ago.
This Day In History.
1746 Philip V of Spain, over whom
waa waxed the war of the 0Danlih
Buccesslon, died In Madrid. Born at J
IVIDO.UCD JVWSUV. , AVOW.
1758 William Polk, revolutionary
patriot and last aurvtvlng field officer
of the North Carolina line, born In
' Mecklenburg county. North Carolina.
Died at Raleiah la 1 4.
1776 The Declaration of Inde
pendenc was read to the army In
New York by order or General wash'
tneton. - '
1868 Democratic national conven
tion nominated Horatio Seymour for
1 1 S Fin - German commercial
mbraartne, the Deutaehlaad, arrived
-t J.'artolit, va.
J ust SO Years Ago Today
About 10 RTOcery clerks aaeembled
at Grand Army of the Republio hail
to taae step ior tne organisation of
a onion tor the improvement of their
Howe's New London showa arrived
frHEATfk -r V" ',CT
in Omaha and will open at Eight
eenth and Charlea streets.
Peter Rocco of Rocco Bros., com
mission u.erchs.i.:- has Just been ap
pointed agent for the Anchor Line
The board of trade's Chautauqua
committee met to confer with J. R
Harknesa of Council Bluffs upon ways
and means for the proposed assembly
grounds near the B.uffs.
Artloles of Incorporation of the
Council Bluffs and Omaha Basket and
Box factory have been filed, with the
following Incorporators: Do aid Me
Crea. A. T. ElwelU John Clausen. J.
C. Regan and A. B. How. The cap
ital stock is 910,009,
Whittled to a Point
Baltimore American. It is a pity
that' profiteers cannot be included in
the list of enemy aliens, for they are
enemies to their country and aliens to
its defense and its interests. '
Minneapolis Tribune: A revered
symbol of mercy to nations with
hearts, the insignia of the Red Cross,
seem to be to German U-boat com
manders what the red raff is to the
Wall Street Journal: "Attila the
Hun could always be found in the
thick of his battles." But Wllhelm
knows where the going Is safe, and
forgets that Atttla was neither a liar
nor a hypocrite.
Minneapolis Journal: Interest on
the German war dfbt has been paid
out of additional loans. Now it is an
nounced from Berlin that only 2 per
cent w,lll be paid, and the rest added
to the principal. This is the financial
Louisville Courier-Journal: Ac
cording to the report of the federal
trade commission one of the most
flourishing of the Industries now Is
that of profUeerinsr. And the Investi
gations of the commission are fitly
borne out by the observations of the
New York World: lted Cross sub
scriptions in the second war fund
drive now amount to $170,000,000.
The sifrniflcance of this larce sum is
to be found in the fact thnt it rep
resents sifts from which the only
dlviOenrl is consciousness o( an act
Round About the State
Kimball county crowds Douglas in
the race for bootleggers' money. The
former pulled down $700 last week,
and the going was good.
A stretch of the Lincoln Highway
between North Platte and Sutherland
la booked for improvement at an esti
mated cost if 140,000 or more. Fed
eral and state money are behind the
A complete survey of the rising cost
of living In Fremont convinces the
Tribune that only two necessaries of
life remain stationary in price pure
air and the Tribune. Fellow scribes,
d'you get that? '
The Garden County News, anchored
at Oskosh, sports a linotype machine
fresh from the factory, the first won
der worker of lt8class in that locality.
The new equipment insures speed in
keeping the News and Oskosh to the
The Gothenburs; Independent, in a
burst of fraernnl confidence, pro
poses u trip to Omaha for the pur
pose of taking on a buttermilk souse
and thus make the winning of the
war doubly sure. nine on in. iuiek: j
the sousing is lino. j
Tekumuh r:i notes tin- jjrowins
tendency TO displace "uei'inun namea
of places and things with something
American, n.id sagely observes: "That
is In line with the effort to change
sauerkraut to liberty and dashhund
livery dog. It is now up to somebody
to device n Amorlviin tin me for lim
berger elier'. hfuubursoi' wie.tk an. I
Twice Told Tales
Inefficiency In the Navy.
First Bluejacket Hullo, mate' I
thought you was ashore with the cap
tain, playing golf.
Second Bluejacket Well, so I was.
It's like this 'ere: 'E gives me 'is
sticks to carry, and then takes one and
put a li'l white ball on top of a bit o'
sand, and my word! he catches the
ball a fair swipe. Must 'a' gone
miles. Then 'e turns to me and sez,
"Did yer see where that went to?"
So I sez, smart like, "Out o' sight
from the moment of hlmpact, sir," an'
'e sez. "Go back on board, ye blinkin'
fathead!" London Tunch.
Ready for the Warden.
The same warden came upon a
youthful angler and. to make sure he
was not disobeying the bass fishing
law, ho pulled the boy's string of fish
out of the water, finding only cattish,
peroh and suckers. A few yards
further down stream he came upon
a large black bass vrlcgllng on a
string weighted down rith a stone.
He confronted the boy with it.
"Well. j-oi. see. sir." exp.ained the
youngster, "he's been taking .v bait
all the morning, so 1 just tiinl him up
there until I sot through fishing."
Hi s-m Transcript.
A flea Case.
"There was a sensational case of
kidnaping on our block vest -rday."
"You don't say sc! What was it?"
"The baby in the third house who
?enerally keens everybody awake
with lis yeis t-iepi jii nisiu." Balti
German Prosperity" in Reality.
Omaha, July . To the Editor of
The Bee: The excellent article on
"Samples of German Propaganda"
from Current Opinion, which you re
produced in The Bee of June 28, re
minds me of a very striking and un
usual Incident I happened to observe
more than 10 years ago, and which
I recently related to a prominent gen
tleman from San Francisco, who
urged me to give it to the press as one
of the most unique and forceful illus
trations of what American citizenship
means to the foreign-bor;i that he had
ever heard. Thinking that a brief re
cital of this incident might be accept
able for publication. I will repeat it.
I was on my way to California, and
beyond Cheyenne I noticed opposite
rne in the Pullman car a middle-aged
man and a small girl about 10 years
old. The man was well dressed and
of prosperous appearance. He spoke
good English and in every respect
looked the part of a well-to-do, pros
perous business man of the good old
U. S. A. The little girl spoke Ger
man, but: she was eagerly and almost
frantically endeavoring to learn Eng
lish. From early morning until late
at night she was practicing on the
pronunciation of the simpler common
words .which we use in ordinary con
versaton, and she appeared to be won
derfully delighted when she could say
"Good morning," "Good night," "Fine
day," etc., to the passengers and con
ductor on board our train. But the
most peculiar thing about the sur
roundings of this man and little girl
was the fact that they had their sec
tion in the car decorated with Amer
ican flags, and the man seemed to be
particularly anxious that those flags
should not be disturbed by the porter
or anyone else, and he frequently
showed the little girl how they should
be placed and draped to the best ad
vantage. He appeared to be very
proud of the fact that the Stars and
Stripes were over his head and that
he was an American citizen.
The next day as our train began to
climb into the foothills on the western
edge of the great desert between Salt
Lake City and the Sierra Madre
mountains he came over and sat be
side me, giving his name and his resi
dence and inquiring of me as to the
"I suppose you iiave wondered," he
said, "why ; have our section deco
rated with American flags. Well, I
shall be mighty glad to tell you why.
I feel more gratefu', more thankful to
that flag and the country it represents
than to any other flag in all this world,
and it does me good to tell it. I was
born in Germany. At the age of 16
I came to this country as a steerage
passenger. I landed in New York
with about 50 cents in my pocket, and
no friends or relatives there to help
me. By hard work I finally saved
enough to take me to California,
where I knew some people from Ger
many, who were engaged in raising
grapes and i aking wine, near Fresno.
I got steady work and good wages out
there, for I knew a good deal for a
boy about the grape-growing business.
To make a 'long story short, I have
done well out there during the last
25 years. I am not boasting, under
stand, but I am well off. I own large
vineyards and wineries, and I have all
the money I will ever need, and more.
"Last spring I concluded to make a
visit back to my oil home In Ger
many. I wanted to sea my father
and mother, who are now old, and
my three sisters, who are married
and have families of their own. When
I got back there I could hardly be
lieve my eyes. The old country did
not look like it seemed to me In rhy
boyhood. Everything looked so
squalid and shabby, and the people
looked to be half fed and overworked.
It made my heart ache. My father
Uvea in the country and at the break
fast table the first morning after I
got there I asked him If he could not
take me in the buggy and go over
about four or five miles to se... my
sisters, who also lived on farms. To
my utter surprise he said, 'No, I can
not epare the team from the field.'
"I reminded my father that I had
not seen my sisters for 25 years and
I felt he ought to be willing to take
the team end go with me to see them.
He still refused, until I got pretty hot
and threw a $10 gold piece on the
table and told him I would give him
that for one day's use of the team.
I also told him that no American citi
zen would hesltato for a minute to
take a team out of the field when his
son, who had been gone for 25 years,
had come 3,000 miles to visit his peo
ple and his old home. He finally
took the team and buggy and we madif
the rounds of my Bisters' homes, bul,
oh, such eights! It brought tears tdj
my eyes. I found two of my siaterf (
women in middle age out In thJ
fields, barefooted and with not enougai
clothes on to swab a gun working)
like slaves for barely enough to keenn
body and soul together. German
prosperity, bah! They don't know
what it Is to live over there, and Z tola
them bo. '. hey arj a lot of fools and
slaves working for a band of Prussian
robbers who live high and lord it ove,
the common people.
"And I now want to tell you about;
this dear little girL Come nere,
Marie," and he took her tenderly on
his lap and looked at her proudly. I
am going to make a real American
lady out of this girl. She Is not my
child. I have no children of my own.
She is my youngest sister's child, and
I just begged my sister to let me
bring her to America and give her an
education, such as thousands of happy
American girls get, and give her a
chance to realize what life really
means to human beings when they
have a chance like we get in this glori
ous country. This girl will never have
to hoe cabbage or dig potatoes bare
footed and dressed in rags you bet
your life she won't
"Now that is the reason we have
our section in this car decorated with
American flags. That is the reason
I am so proud and thankful that I
am an American citizen, and this dear
litle glrk I hope, will live to be thank
ful, too, for that flag, and thankful
that her uncle came to America and
then went back to, his old home and
his people." J. 7r. GILLAN.
Ode to Tony.
Lincoln, July 6. To the Editor of
The Bee: Try this on your piano:
CHEESE, JIACCARONI & SPAOHBTTIl
Hey Tony, JufI a moment pleas
Please listen to our reflection.
Are you the boy In a coat of great
That tramped the ties upon our gee tion T
Are you the lad that pushed the cart
All up and down the land,
Imploring us with all your heart,
To purchase "Da Banans" ?
Are you the boy that stood below.
Our window with your organ,
Causing us with wail and woe
To reach for our Krag-JorgensenT
Are you the the man that sold my frau,
Silks 'round at the kitchen door
And left us all a wondering how
You get three prices or mose?
You put the Austrians to utter rout,
You surely did' by hunkey,
And you certainly helped your business out,
You've use for lots of monkeys.
We dpeply respect you now all right,
We extend the glad hand, Tony, .
We're, even growing a healthy appetite
For cheese and maccaroni.
So come again when the war Is won,
And be sure and not forgetta
To bring us all, every mother's son,
A hunk of delicious sphagetti.
The stage is set, the world demands.
You come and make your bow,
Exit Tony the dago section hand,
Enter Mr. Tony Caparonl now.
DAILEY P. READER
Tossing the Mitten. ,
Will Maken had just popped the
question to Miss Elderleigh, the lady
of his choice.
"1 am sorry." she answered, reso
lutely. "I cannot marry you. I'm
sure vou never saw any encourage
ment written on my face.'
"Ah, true!" sighed the rejected one.
"I suppose it was because of my in
ability to read between the lines."
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