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THE BEE'S SERVICE FLAG
Good morning; how do you like the filings?
Our hearts and our hopes are 11 with the
boys "over there." - . -
- Mine or U-boat, the loss of the San Diego Is
an realistic reminder of the fact that we are at
war. , .. ' y . . '-- '
Omaha went through its first sugar-card week
with very little difficulty, and if we can stand-it
ny community ought to. ' :
Which reminds us, what has become of that
new daily newspaper that was to have been
launched in Omaha over night?
It must be that the reason we have no water
pipes to Fort Crook Is because of the priority
given to laying political pipes -
. The U-boats are still doing business but just
the same they are not delivering the goods ac
cording to . specifications originally promulgated.
Goober peas, navy beans' and sugar beets are
all reported as coming along with bumper yields,
thus adding to the prospects for a winter of
, plenty to eat "' v;'' : : : ' . '
Another blue star has' turned to gold In
Omaha, and another name la added to the
city's honor roll, a perpetual reminder of how
our boys have answered duty's call
War news was not sufficient to dampen the
enthusiasm of the golfers, who ; played their
tournament straight through regardless f what
is going on in France. An excellent testimonial
for the efficacy of the game as a nerve tonic.
.' Then a bonfire must have been lighted la Ber
lin when the news arrived from our last election
showing the return of our democratic senator
from Nebraska sponsoring the kaiser's embargo
bill to cut off the supplies from our allies.
I Don't let anyone deceive himself that bonfires
will be lighted in Berlin if the republican ma
jority is elected to the next American congress.
The German war lords know a thing or two them
selves and they know they have nothing to hope
for toward patched up peace through republi
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The tip Is straight that when Huerta returned
from his European exile he had German money
in his pocket to start a war In Mexico that would
keep the United States busy en the border. But
it is also known, as the Zimmerman note dis
closes, that tha wily Germans were similarly do
ing business with Carranta. They're great for
playing both sides of the street at the same time.
say vv - : 1 . , '
Less Style, More Economy.
Slowly the constriction of government regit
ation closes around the dressmaker, and her
art is shortly to be limited in its expression as
to material at least Very little woolen stuff
will be available for the use' of the public until
after the army's requirements have been satis
fied, and that practically means until the close
of the war. Cotton mills have been requested
to proceed with such standardization of out
put as . will effectually limit the number of
styles of fabric produced. 'Prices, fixed by the
government for the standard goods are such
as will encourage mills to confine their product
to the fewest possible grades and qualities. It
. has been stated that the mill owners feel they
will fare much better with only twenty mtl
eties or styles of ' output than they did with
200, as some of them carried in peace times.
One inevitable effect of this change in quality
of fabrica will be reflected in style of dress for
women. "It will bring regret only to the few,
for, while our women folks have abated noth
ing of their fondness for finery, they are will
ing to be saving that they may help the gov
crnment in its werv problems. We may, there
fore, look for less style and more economy in
woman's wear. . v: ;"' "
CAUSE FOR SUPREME CONFIDENCE.
The confidence in the military situation in
France exhibited by General Mar,ch will be
shared by all. Relying on the expert judgment
of this capable soldier, Americans may feel sure
that things are going very well on the battle
front Analysis of the operations on the several
sectors where our boys are fighting indicates that
they have made a definite impression on the Ger
man army. The counter stroke against the crown
prince of Prussia was well timed, and brought
results fully equal to if not in excess of expecta
tions. The progress of the Franco-American
forces has been such as to force a reformation of
the German lines along that portion most
menacing to Paris, thus postponing once more
the dinner party that has been held up since
August four years ago. If the drive now under
headway effects a break in the foe's front, the
latter scarcely can be reformed nearer than the
trenches occupied in March before the battle of
Picardy began. While this is going on, the
British are occupying the crown prince of Bavaria
fully, so that he is unable to rend material rein
forcements to aid his Prussian brother. Not in
many months has the outlook in France been so
favorable to the Allies as it is at this time.
"Newspaper English" and Critics.
A literary reviewer and critic in one of the
current magazines gives considerable space to a
rather caustic flagellation of newspaper writers,
particularly reporters, because of the way the
stories of the day are prepared for the readers.
Chief count in the rather lengthy indictment is
that euphemisms rather than good old Anglo
Saxon terms are employed in telling of certain
experiences, conditions, crimes and misde
Admitting that it is true that newspapers are
careful, and maybe even finicky, in telling of some
of the unpleasant things of life, one very good
reason for this has been overlooked by the critic.
Daily newspapers are prepared for the uses of a
far wider circle of readers' than come in touch
with the "high brow" magazines. Therefore ex
pressions must be adapted to meet the tastes of
all If the meaning is clear, and the language
employed inoffensive, the reporter has fairly well
discharged his obligation, o charge of prudery
can rest on this, but rather it is deference to a
commendable sense of delicacy that is inborn and
seldom if ever entirely extinguished among our
. For this, then, the American newspaper is to
be commended. One that would survey its in
formation in Rabelaisan terms, or even words
and phrases common enough in the King James
version of Holy Writ, would find an eager if
limited clientele, but also would find itself soon
under the ban of the law.
And, by that same token, the critic who so
roundly scolds the reporters for hiding their
meaning in "polite" phrases, when he comes to
discussing the book he had under dissection, em
ploys s similar subterfuge, and does not at any
time use the words so well known to sophisti
cated persons, but conveys his ideas through such
diaphanous disguise as exposes his own insin
Rumely and Hohenxollern. 1 ,
The interesting story of Edward Rumely, now
being told for readers of The Bee by Mr. Stock
bridge, challenges attention especially for the
amazing points 1 of resemblance J between the
American born German and the; kaiser. The
mental attitude of this precious pair, so nearly
duplicates in aspirations and ideals, surpasses un
derstanding because of its sublimely self-centered
aspect The normal man fails to comprehend the
absolute egotism of the superman, but rec
ognizes it as a condition that must be met. Dr.
Rumely and the German emperor are typical
cases of the malady listed under many names, but
commonly demonstrated "swelled head." Neither
has shown at any point in his career the broad,
healthy mentality essential to vision sufficient to
grasp the outlines of humanity's problem, but
this deficiency has not deterred either from un
dertakng to prescribe a panacea. Dr. Rumely,
perhaps, is entitled to some consideration above
the kaiser, for he apparently tried to diffuse the
quality of superexcellence among a selected
group of American youth. It is not on record
that the Hohenzollern specimen of the type ever
did, even In his moment of greatest expansion,
hope to see another just like himself. As a by
product of our civilization, illustrating the danger
of development that mounts but does not broad
en, the doctor and the kaiser are of much inter
est to the sociologist. Kultur, however, does not
thrive , in the warm atmosphere of democracy,
and its spread in America is definitely checked.
'The local foreign language newspapers are
wasting time with their appeals to the Chamber
of Commerce protesting their unblemished pa
triotlsm. Those with straight records of real
Americanism need no defense except as they may
get in bad trying to camouflage the others
speckled with "Made-in-Germany" spots.
1 Our present democratic congressman from
this district doubtless does the best he can, but
Omaha is entitled to have someone at Washing
ton who can do better.
Views; Reviews and Interviews
Letter from Canteen Worker Describing Life Right Behind
the Firing Line,
I have just received a letter giving a most
graphic account of some things that are hap
pening over in the war zone from the view-
. . ' . .
pom I oi an Amcncin woman engaged in war
work. The writer of this letter has been in
the war zone doing canteen and hospital
service for nearly three years, and I believe
I have quoted her on war topics once or
twice before. In the drive during the latter
part of last March he and the other can
teeners were bombed out of Sojssons, but
re-established themselves at a place behind
the new line from which the letter is dated,
As the envelope is marked "examined by base
censor, and carries the stamp showing it
was duly passed, I am sure there is nothing
in the extracts I am giving to whose publica
tion there can be any objection, and I know
these observations will be Vead with as much
interest at this particular moment as any
thing except the accounts of the actual fight
ing now going on.
"Many times in the early days of Lead
vine, when I was allowed to go to public
schools, I had the temerity to choose for
my chums girls whose mothers were not
on mamma's calling list. There was some
thing so genuine about those people from
the mines and smelters, but never until
now had I a chance to know all sorts of
people in the most natural and unconven
tional way, and I am so glad, and really
they seem quite glad too, and my little
poilus calls me the 'lady who smiles.' That
is the French way-of saying that most of
the time I grin like a Cheshire cat.
"But they are so funny, so dear, so gay
and so brave and their sense of humor is
so exaggerated. And they are so fateful,
all my little poilus. Some day I'll disgrace
my superior and lean over the counter and
kiss some of those kids of class 1917 or
"And these French officers I What men I
They love their little poilus as a father
loves his children. They call them 'thou'
in the familiar way one speaks to one's re
lations or intimates and they father them.
They herd them into our cantine and out
of their own pockets pay for the soup and
coffee for their men. At the counter they
go down the line urging their men to eat,
after helping them to lift off their knap
sacks, and always calling them 'non-petit'
or 'non-enfant.' It is lovely being so close
to people that you feel their heart throbs.
There comes sometimes an old poilu and
in a worn little pocketbook, bound around
with yards and yards of string, he has a
few coppers and proceeds to treat his
'copains' (pals) to coffee at one sou the
bowl because he has had word there is a
new 'gosse' (kid) at home.
"The Bretons and Normans returning
from 'pern' (10 days' furlough) have al
ways a pat of delicious butter, which they
share with everybody at the counter.
Many of them ask my name and weeks
after, from the trenches, comes a post card
from Jean, Jacques or Paul, thanking me
for some imagined courtesy. One seedy
poilu the other night said to his copain
thou knowest. my old one, thou are for
the first time in this life served by a lady,
"If I do the least thing for them they
say 'but no, it is not for a lady to do.' I
wish mothers in America would hot enter
tain such ridiculous ideas about what harm
is going to befall their angel children. Let
Buddy or Billy associate long enough with
poilus and hell have. better manners than
a college graduate and be much more com
panionable. I see a difference between the
American boys who have been up to the
front and those who have just arrived. A
new arrival pushes the shabbily dressed
'.poilus from the counter,' demands cream
. (whatever that may be, though, I have a
dim recollection of it in the distant past)
and never says please, whilst the American
boy who has been over a year comes up
and takes his turn and in French with an
American accent says 'would you be so
kind, please, as to give me a coffee. A
year on the front and he bids fair to rival
the poilus. If an American addresses me
in French, I always reply in French, for
the practice is good fur ,him. Oh, ne 11
learn, but he'll learn hard. American offi
cers are strong for the dignity of their
stripes' and rather expect to be served be
fore the men. Perhaps he'll be more hu
man too when he comes back from the
"I am trying to be patient, but really
this place is too 'de luxe, too much the
easy job for me. I am lonesome for the
roar of 'Big Bertha' every 15 minutes. Go
ing to bed the other night, I absent mind
edly laid out my coat and put my flash
light under the pillow and hunted for my
mask and helmet before I realized that
there were no alarms here, no bomb cellars
to glide into half awake. Another day in
the cantine I was sewing. A workman let
fall a ladder, I immediately threw myself
face down on the floor, listening for the
clatter, so like 'Big Bertha' was the noise.
"I am glad of the experience of evacua
tion. It was the last night I realized how
courteous are the French, as we tumbled
down the stairs into the cellar of the Lion
Rouge, and to which we had been
evacuated when pur" barracks began falling.
Their politeness, French politeness, is the
real thing. It comes from their hearts. But
I believe the experience has affected my
Socialism teaches that there is no God.
The Psalmist says the fool talks that way;
but the socialist says that the man who talks
of a God is a fool '
Humanity has always found it easy to say
at high noon, "There: is no God;" but it has
not found it so easy to say at midnight. The
American socialist who denies God so boldly
was rocked to sleep in babyhood to the tune
of a godly hymn; possibly in his boyhood
threw stones through the window of a church
where the Ten Commandments and the
Beatitudes were taught, and where Christian
doctrines made it safe for his father to leave
the barn door unlocked at night '
"He jests at scars who never felt a
wound," and he jokes at. hunger who never
starved. The negro philosopher proved
the moon of greater use than the sun, be
cause "de moon shine in de night when we
need de light, but de sun shine in the day
when light is ob no consequence." One can
laugh at the idea of God, when God is smil
ing all around him.
But godless men do not choose to live in
godless neighborhoods. No thoughtful so
cialist would prefer to live in a town that
has no church, no worship. If atheists had
no churches built by God-tearing people they
would build them themselves for the comfort
of having them near by.
The man who denies God in a Christian
land never quite gets away from a sub
belief in God. (This is his reason for choos
ing to live in a community that goes to
church. He will be wanting the church as
a mascot after three score years and ten. It
is then that remembrance ot gms to tne
church and kindlv chores done for it are pre
cious in the thouRhts of the old man who, at
the bold age of 40, pooh-poohed at the soul
fable and the superstition of immortality.
The oeialist' relieious moonlight sched
ule sometimes works smoothly in the day
time, but it always goes to pieces about sun
down. Minneapolis journal.
"We served over 4,000 yesterday, all
men on their way back to the front, and no
one passed the counter, from the com
mandant with four gold galons to the
humblest poilus with no stripes, but said
something gay or something charming. It
would not be welt-bred to alarm a lady. A
poilu may not know how to read or write,
but he is born polite, and he is born mod
est You can never get one of them to tell
,you how he won a medal or a Croix de
Guerre. I had, a one-legged man. patient
once who promised to tell me how he won
the Legion d'Honneur. 'It was like this,
Miss, a type of a general came out to the
front (il venait se ballader au front). He
was in a hurry. He had a box of medals
under his arm and he said my little ones
help yourselves and so ve did.' It was on
ly in arranging his things, after death I
found his 'citation.' He had performed
miracles, almost I can't but believe that
this week we will begin pushing them
back. We can do it.- It is the boches' last
big push. They are all Worn down. It is
their last spasm."
One of the picturesques figures always
pointed out to visitors to the United States
senate was removed by the death of Senator
Tillman. Aside from his personal peculiari
ties, and his pitchfork notoriety, however, he
was a strong character with decided traits of
leadership. The one picture of him that is
most" deeply stamped on my memory goes
to his appearance in the Kansas City con
vention that nominated William Jennings
Bryan for the' second, time in 1900, at which
Senator Tillman was the chairman of the
resolutions committee who brought in the
report of the platform and read it to the
assembled delegates. Never in any presi
dential nominating convention that I have
attended were the stage effects and spectacu
lar accompaniments so carefully prepared in
advance. The climax of the platform draft
was reached in the pronouncement against
imperialism which Mr. Tillman declaimed
with dramatic voice and gesture. For some
reason the signal failed the first time and he
read the sentences over again whereupon the
band struck uo the national air. a huste Amer
ican flag concealed in the rafters of the' roof
immediately above the rostrum was unloosed
and fell, disclosing an inscription painted on
the white stripes epitomizing the platform
plank while thousands of small cambric flags
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impriiuea wun a similar mono were passcu
around by ushers and doorkeepers among the
delegates and spectators to fan the flame
of enthusiasm and stir the applause. It was
indeed a great display, in which Senator Till
man was the central hgure. It was an in
spiring show, but it was not successful poll
People and Events
The campaign for economy in materials
for personal wear during the war begins
with an agreement by shoe manufacturers
to limit the height of women's shoes after
October 1 next.
Building operations in Chicago for the
first six months of the year show a falling
off of 60 per cent, as compared with the
J l IT t;
corresponding perioa oi war conui
tions are blamed.
Miss Rhoda Palmer, the only surviving
member of the original suffrage convention
which was held in Seneca Falls in 1849, re
cently celebrated her 103d birthday at her
home near Geneva, N. Y.
Some promoter of democratic frightful
nesS classes the vest as a nonessential gar
ment and demands its sacrifice to the Moloch
of war. Luckily the promoter conceals his
dentity and ducks a premature funeral.
Bellefonte, Pa,, may justly lay claim to
perhaps the most remarkable record of any
town in the United States. Mrs. John A.
Wagner of . that place has contributed nine
of her sons to the service of Uncle Sam. All
have gone ot are about to go to the training
camps, Or are aireaay at tne tront. mere
lire 13 boys and four girls in the' Wagner
One Year Ago Today la the- War.
Great Rusalan oflenalva against the
Autro-Qerm&mi collapsed and turned
Jr. Co a rout
Congress ;assd tha bill appropriat
ing $64,000,000 (or tha purchaaa and
construction ot aircraft
The Day We- Celebrate,
William N. Chambers, attorney-at-law.
Dowager Queea Maria. Christina ot
fioain bora in Vienna, 0 yeara ago.
Anna A. Gordon, national president
of the Women's Christian Temperance
union, born In Boston 65 years ago.
MaJ. Gen. John R. Brooke, U. 8. A.,
retired, burn in Montgomery county,
Pennsylvania. SO years aao.
Mrs. Frances Folsom Preston (for
merly Mrs. Grover Cleveland), born In
Uuffalo 84 years ago. v , ,
Most Rev. Edward I. Haana, arch
bishop ' of Can Francisco, born at
Rochester, N. Y. it years ago, i
This Day In History.'
17 S6 Robert Burns, Scotland's fa
rnous poet died at Dumfries. Born
" near Ayr, January 28, 1769.
1866 Austria declared its srilllng
ness to conclude an armistice of five
days oa the taals of the Prussian prop
osi tions. ' v -; . -,
. 18S8 United States warships bom
barded and captured the port or ipe,
the' last naval engagement off the
coast of Cuba. i
' V --A n advance uard of Rus
Biiei cavalry penetrated into Hungary.
J ust SO Years Ago Today
' J. H. Millard returned from his east-
The democrats had a demonstrative
pole raising at Twenty-fourth and
Cuming streets. .
The McShane , Invlnciblea gave
their mldsuiamer dance at Meta hall
A large number ot the club and their
friends were la attendance.
, The McCague Investment company
has been added to the financial Instl
tutions of Omaha. The Incorporators
are John L. McCague, William Mc
Cague, Thomas 11. McCague and Alex
The prohibitionists met at the old
Toung Men's Christian association
rooms to select the 42 delegates to
which Douglas county la entitled in
the congressional convention to be
held at Nebraska City
Odd Bits o) Life
On the tombstone of a photographer
burled In an English rural cemetery is
inscribed, "Here I Us, Taken From
The BrltLih arm spends 1500,000 a
year for the paste with which to polish
the brass buttons wt the soldiers' uniforms.
Careful copies are kept of all letters
written by King George ia person,
and these are preserved in the arch
ives at Windsor.
Mr. Lloyd Georgo.has a salary of
126,000 a ''ear at first lord of the
treasury, but ia v.paid for his services
as prime minister. v
The freight cars In use oa the rail
roads ot the United States, if placed
end-to-eud. would stretch continuous
ly for over 19,000 miles.
Cossacks are not all soldiers. A Cos
sack is merely a peasant proprietor
who holds his land oa a feudal tenure
which obliges him to appear, when
summoned, armed and mounted, and
reaay lor war.
One of the battalions which took
part In the recent capture of Jerusalem
was the "Royal Scots." This regiment
is probably the oldest line regiment in
the world, and possesses the title of
"Pontius Pilate's Bodyguard." The or
igin of this strange name is the legend
that they are descended from a body
of Scotsmen who were drafted into
the Roman service and posted in
Jerusalem at the time of the Cruel
flxion. And now history reneata It-
seir ano tne redmnt is to be found
(again on duty in the Holy Land.
Around the Cities
Tha largest garage at Washington,
D. C, has replaced its male cleaners
Of automooues wun coioreu women
Aiden H. Sears, age SS, was, as
usual, the first man in Worcester,
mam to eat peas he planted this
nrlnir. He planted them March 21,
and in 70 days, which is a record for
him, he had them on nis taoie,
Pnmnletion of the Michigan avenue
boulevard "liak" In Chicago Is likely
to be abandoned for the present ow
ing to vastly : increased cost. The
original cost of the project was esti
mated at $7,800,000. Present cost fig
ures loom up to siz.oqu.uuo.
sinus Cltr rains the lmoression
from evlden e taken in the Ruff
building investigation that city build
ing inspection is not to be taken seri
ously by contractor or owaer. A loss
of Zt lives promises to wake up the
authorities or a wniie. v
Prenaratory to' launching 6-cent
fares on Monday, the Kansas City
Street Railway company has on hand
200,000 metal slugs to exchange for
the extra i cent fare. The slugs are
built to slip through the slot machine
and - register, whereas the copper
would clog the gullet
An effort will be made by the
authorities of Kansas City to force
the gas company Into the hands of
a receiver, unless it lives up to its
agreement with the city. The com
pany's announcement of a price boost
from SO to 80 cents provokes general
Indignation" and promises a fight to
a finish. "
Here and There
In parts of Ireland silver is so scarce
that change la given In postage
The penny stamps oa bank checks
yielded the British treasury nearly
lo,ouo,guu last year.
Iron ore Is found la almost every
Chinese province, but it is mined ex
tenslvely in only a few.
Searchlights on some of the British
battleships are so powerlul that
newspaper may be read by their light
by a person is miies away.
The bagpipe was known In England
and Ireland as early aa the 12th cen
tury and. Is believed to have beea la
existence before the Christian era.
It has been proved that human
bones will bear a pressure three times
greater than oak, and almost aa much
aa wrought Iron, before being crushed.
Ia aa egg-laying competition ia
Australia a Black Orpington hea laid
S2S eggs In 12 months, which Is claim
ed to be a world's record for any
Official statistics show there la less
poverty In England at the present
time than there was before the war.
When a census was taken recently,
only nine cases were discovered
against close on 500 in 1913.
A Bengali undergraduate of the Cal
cutta university, serving In the ambu
lance corps with the British forces In
Mesopotamia was so chagrined at L
neing assigneo to w.ra at a base nos
pltal that fcj refused to eat or drink
until he was ordered to tend the
wounded oa the battlefields.
urinneanolis Tribune: Fifteen
miles oa a hundred-mile front yo ho
bo and a bottle of Chiantt
Minneapolis Tribune: There Is
something la the name Voa Hintre,
the new German foreign minister, that
suggests 67 varieties ot junker
Baltimore American: The Vlrgla
Islands have gone dry. Our new pos
sessions have not lost time in provid
ing themselves with an the latest im
Baltimore American: If those 10,-
000 airpl' nes do succeed In crofiing
the Atlantic under their own power,
then we will have the whole of Ger
many throwing up their , hands and
yelling "Kamarad:" ;
St Louis Globe-Democrat: War
has furnished us with such pictur
esque titles as the Blue Devils, the
Devil Dogs and the Ladles from Hell.
There is still a wealth of satanic sim
iles to draw from.
Brooklyn Eagle: He who was ac
cused of taking the money of the rich
to defeat the cause of the poor turned
away from an offer ot 275,000 a year
that be might give nu ure ror nis
country. Of such poor stuff is polit
ical campaigning made! .
Pittsburgh Post: Matter has been
divided and subdivided by scientists.
into minute units from time to time,
such as the molecule, the atom, the
electron, etc., and now comes the
Austrian with something still timer,
which he calls a ration.
Louisville Courier-Journal: When
it comes to lying Admiral von. Ca
pelle Is as thorough a German as any
of them, though when it comes to an
issue of veracity between him and
Admiral Sims no one can convince
Senator McCumbe. that the American
Is not the more accomplished liar.
New York Herald: Unfavorable
weather In June caused a reduction
of 40,000,000 bushels In the Depart
ment of Agricultural estimate of the
yield of wheat The outlook, how
ever, is still for 89i.ooo.ooo Dusneis,
which would be 82.000,000 bushels
greater than the average of the last
five years. Indications are that mere
will be a bumper yield of corn, and
this Is more Important than the wheat
Science and Invention-
Paper matches are built Into & new
paper box for cigarets.
Concrete bases to give longer life to
worn out fence posts are a new York
The lung motor Is an air pump
which is good to start the breathing
process in newly-born babies.
An electric heater has been in
vented to prevent moisture collecting
on an automobile windshield.
Operated by electricity much like
an ordinary sewin machine Is a Ver
mont inventor's machine for cutting
stencils and patterns out of sheet
To save labor and space In large
post offices, a New Jersey man has in
vented a letter-sorting cabinet in
which the letters are dropped Into
narrow slots and fall down chutes into
To prevent poison being used in
mistake for medicine an Inventor has
patented a bottle with the neck at
one side and so formed that its con
tents cannot be poured out without
By moving a single lever a new au
tomobile body is converted into an
open car or a two-seated vehicle.
Sand of different oolors can be fed
through a new pencil for children to
enable them to draw outline pictures.
The Madras government plans to en
courage the systematic cultivation of
avaram, the baric or wnicn is saia to
be the best tanning agent for the pro
duction of soft and good leather by,
unskilled labor. Avaram grows only
In southern India, and it is because
the tanners of thl3 region have avail
able supplies of this excellent tanning
material that South India hides have
gained their. present high position.
i ik... Tm wnnl1nt Or-
poaa that I had a aon at high school, would
r . . .. ... . ..1..
Mr. Blum no, inaawi. --
that all your children muit ba through eol
laga by tola Urao. Boaton Transcript,
-.... har u.t. 'Ton eanVaea
tha performance ao well from a box. '
And what sava yon tha Idea thatfart
lonabla peopla went to the theater to aea
tha performance T" LouUvllle Courier-Jour
. . .u.ii nlavln Baker
anew yuu pvu& u - - - . " '
-,1. . 11 ik, ll.r venr last words
1 iiv m mtm ..bum
before leaving were: "Don't forget to reea
tha kitty! '-Boaton Tranacnpu
"No, eon, you don't want to own tha who
. ?, . ' 1 wi.H anv eluftinl
In that direction, and you can aee for Tour j
elf how unhappy he looka." Clnctnnatr
t..,i Don't ou think your wife haa got
a wonderful voice T
Crlmionbeak Tea; It's wonaenui 11 un v
given out before this. Tonkers Statesmen.
t.T.. klnV aM man If vour absent wife
There aeema to ba a great disturbance
in the celestial ayatem. Po any of the
astronomers know what It la aboutf
"I heard one offer the theory that it was
caused by the dog star chasing a sausage
balloon." Baltimore American. .
"What were those lady Jurors whlnperlng
about?" asked the Judge somewhat peev-,
lshly of the court bailiff.
'Nothing, air." " '
"But they were. What waa it?"
"Well, your honor, they were commenting
on the hang of your gown." Louisville
"There's beauty", said the Artist, "In every
thing In sight, m-
Though It require a master hand to bring
It to the light. '
Ton weather-beaten cottage, , neglected,
worn and old,
Beneath Ita faded surface hides a sturdy
heart ot gold." ";, .
With gentle hand he awept across Its face
a veil of white;
He filled each shadowy corner with a
flood of flashing light;
He put a touch ot color here, and there,
And wrapptd a pearl gray mantle close
about It everywhere.
The aun smiled down npon It, and tha cot
tage etralghtway sent - "
Its message back. The Artist laughed,
and went his way content, , ,
"There's beauty," said Dame Nature, "In
everything in alght,
Though It require my maater hand ta
bring It to the light.
The earth la hard and barren and the tree
are brown and sere, ' -
. But underneath It all there still la beauty
She softly touched tha twigs and ground
with slender magic wand;
She blew her warm breath gently oa
every lake and pond;
She put a touch of color here, and there,
and there, 1
Then spread a bright green mantle e'er
the meadowa everywhere. ... -
The' sun, above a thousand tiny buds and
His loving glance. Dame Nature laughed,
and went her way content 4 ,
Hair Under Arms
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The July Piano Drive
will put Pianos in the homes. You save money by put
ting it into the much needed article of the home. Music
soothes, it brightens, it encourages.
Every army has its bands, to put added pep into
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1 .Why is not this the case at home?
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High-Class Grand Pianos in art finished mahog
any. Price from $495 and better.
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