Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 06, 1918, Page 4, Image 4
THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1918. The OmaiHa Bee DAILY (MORNING) EVENING SUNDAY FOUNDED BT EDWARD BOB! WATCH victob rosewatesTeditob TBI BE! rXJBLISHINQ COM PANT. PROPRIETOR, MEMBER Or THE ASSOCIATED PRESS fas iwcouo mi ree aw ts s mm """"ST! to tt ot ao otherwise credited la Uil tp. end also tfcs "J- pnblliiMd berets. 411 HfhU of noWlmttoe of ou special disMbe sre sue raw nil ' OFFICES om.M-rh. see itBiidwo. rtic4fpiri thi raUku. Booth masha-tlll N St, K tort-SM fa a Counotl Blsfft-H H lUt g Bt Kale-Hew Bk ComaHsee. Lincoln- UUK tl!41a. WeHmntoa--Ull 0 SI " JUNE CIRCULATION Daily 69,021 Sunday 59,572 Inmi elrcaWioa for om moot, solaanbed aad own to Dwigw WHltims '.treulilloo Hunt Subscriber leaving the city should have Tho Be malleyl to thorn. Adore changed a eftoa requeetod. THE BEE'S SERVICE FLAG. i il'iMiii,iiiniiiiiiiiiHiinr" piililiillliilW .Whew! It certainly it. r-1 j"a Mr. Weatherman; Have t heart Berlin has heard the eagle's scream and doei not lik the sound. We know now something of what the kai aer'i future la going to be like. Even the mercury has the habit and is going over the top with more regularity than ia locally appreciated, y ' ' Still, those "pretty words" must console a lot of democrats who can aee no other hope of win ning la Nebraska thia fall. "Back, back, back to Germany 1" is now the marching hymn of the Huns, who will learn other new funea as time goes on. Old King Corn lives through at least one siege of hot weather each year. Dog days have little terror for this grand old monarch. - The ice man nobly responded to the call of the day and helped make life endurable, even without the atimulut of the "ninny" plant Another reason for electing a republican con la4nat Afneriri wilL then he aura of a legislative body with a will to win the war. The Bee's ice and milk fund for the babies is about the best thnng now before the people. It la 100 per cent' charity and is doing a world of good these hot days and nights. "Listen to us call the kaiser names, ahouta the Omaha Hyphenated. It was different last spring, when it was trying to get the legislature to extend the privilege of the vote in Nebraska to atien enemies until 1920. Omaha's school children are to be sifted and sized up according to . standards that require "expert, application, while the oeRctt in the school budget mounts higher and higher. Is it not almost time to get rid of some of the fads and get down to real common tense methods in the city schools? f ' , OMAHA WOMEN ARE NOT "SLACKERS." A sweeping and til-considered assertion, made by a Red Cross director, that Omaha women are slackers puts an unjustifiable blemish on the record made by faithful workers. It it doubtless true that many women are not en gaged several hours each day in doing tome one or another of the tasks set for Red Cross volun teers. This is no proof that these are not mak ing sacrifices because of the war. The truth is that the man who made the assertion now com plained of is unacquainted with the domestic problems in many homes. Not a home in Omaha has been untouched by the war; in the great ma jority of. them the question of how to meet the demands of the family on the shortened power of the dollar is ever present and in itself en gages an always increasing portion of the wo man's time. The going to the front of husband or son hat added to household duties and per plexities in a way that is beyond the comprehen sion of those who are not actually facing the fact This burden of the war has not fallen on the well-to-do. With it all the women of Omaha have bravely encountered the problems and have gloriously contributed of time, money and pa tient effort to the great work of the Red Cross. jNo one who is not thoroughly familiar with the sacrifices made ana the Hardships endured should comment on the achievement. Omaha women are not slackers and the work of the Red Cross will be better sped locally when such charges are no longer made, either in petulance or pique. Allied Victory and the Future. The extent of the victory (of the Allies is now becoming apparent. In sweeping the Ger mans from the Aisne-Marne salient our armies accomplished a notable feat of arms, but they did more than this. The greatest victory is over the German spirit of conquest . Ludendorff may deceive the citizens of his country through his ludicrous accounts of the withdrawal,' but he will not be able to blind the soldiers as to what happened. The men who lunged forward in May, driv ing by sheer weight across the fields from which they were forced to retreat in July, will not be fooled by sophistry, no matter how attractively it ma be put. They know the mettle of the men tf whom they are opposed; they have seen their Kst storm troops checked in mid-assault, their best (hock troops turned aside by the oncoming foe They have seen the Prussian Guards over come by Yankee boys go'i.g into their first bat tle, r-rve seen one machine gun eest after an other routed out and destroyed. They have abandoned dead and wounded in thiir light and left hshind them immense stores of military sup plies, together with hug) quantities of loot, all prepatcd for transfer to Germany. The German high command will have tome trouble in making these men believe again that they arc opposed by Insignificant "forces of weaklings. Ginnany's power to resist is n.ot broken, but her capacity for offense has received a severe blow. .What the Allies' plan is is'not disclosed, but it may safely be assumed that the advantage won will not be lightly allowed to pass. Back of the Alsne we will hear of desperate fighting, while it is well within the range of possibility., that Prince Rupprecht of Bavaia will again be given an opportunl'y to show his quality, for the hold of the Bavarians on the Flemish coast is to be broken before the general retrograde movement sets irt. .'Von Ludendorff certainly present! hit case in a plausible light He could see nothing to be gained, to he withdrew his men to tave their lives. So considerate of him, don't yon know. But one wonders why he did not at the tame time withdraw several ehlploadt of munitions, assembled to open the road to Paris. ' His story is not yet complete. I v Democratic Platform and State Issues. The engineers of the Hitchcock-Mullen-Neville machine are not yet able to swallow their chagrin over the outcome of the Hastings con vention. ; It had been their intention to adopt a one-plank platform, in which President Wilson and Gilbert M. Hitchcock should be coupled as co-workers for the salvation of the world. This was to be supplemented with an endorsement of Governor Neville's administration, which meant that his subserviency to the "Hindenburg line" should be approved. Progressive and Insurgent members of the party showed fight and the big bosses did not dare try to carry out their pro gram. The hastily revised document that finally 'was read to the convention and adopted it far"" more notable for what it omits than for what it contains. Especially is It silent on some points that are of great interest to the people of the state. One of these is that of development of the water power f Nebraska, on which issue the republican platform Is very clear. It may have been omitted by the democratic high com mand because Edgar Howard has made it one of the chief corner stones of his senatorial campaign. - However, the document promulgated at Hast ings contains a lot of abuse for the kaiser, which may serve as a, substitute for any definite pledge on 'important state issues. Voters may draw their; own conclusions. . America Supreme on the Watere. Hog Island launched its first ship yesterday. And in that simple statement residea a ttory that signalizes an epoch. Some time, when the war is over, we may listen to the illuminating tale how what was a swamp less than a year ago is now the greatest shipyard in the world. For the immediate present it is enough to know that this mighty engineering project has reached the point where It can contribute it enormous output to" the tonnage that floats under Old Glory and which is rapidly building up the mightiest flotilla that ever floatgd under one Our greatest need at the beginning of the war was ships. To support the army we have now in France would require then almost the combined -merchant tonnage of the world. Im provements in methods of loading and unload ing, the driving of vessels at express speed through the danger zone, under convoy, and other improvements in methods reduced the es timated requirements of tonnage from 20 per man to five or even less. While this was being done the big shipyards of America began to turn out commerce carriers at a rate unheard of, and the feat of transporting 50,000 soldiers to Europe in December mounted to over 300,000 in July. . Finally, comes Hog Island, leviathan of con struction, and from its ways we may expect a continuous splash of boats, slipping into the water. America has built and is building the greatest commerce-carrying fleet of all ages, and our supremacy on the high seas is estab lished. And just as our advantages onMand are used for humanity's advancement so will the seas be made to contribute to thespread of lib erty because they will be under the domination of a nation of freemen. Pipe This, Ye Smokers Probability of Tobacco -Rationing at Home Very Remote Those who woo My Lady Nicotine have little to fear that they will be placed on to bacco rations, and numerous reasons have been advanced for the uselessness of such, a procedure. Some of the most important reasons ad vanced which tend to show the lack of neces sity of such a movement are that the amount of tobacco in the United States is sufficient to meet all demands, that the source of sup ply is chiefly domestic, that the supply for men in the service s bc.n provided for, that England, too, has a large supply of the weed, that Cuba has ?nly one outlet for its produc tion, and that through the United States. All Of these reasons point to the improba bility of a rations basis being proclaimed, and there is aparently little fear on this score. Present stocks of tobacco, according to the present census figures issued by the United States government, twice each year, April 1 and October 1, amount to 1,465,168, 711 pounds of lejtf tobacco in the United States to April 1, last, representing ah in crease of approximately 60,000,000 pounds over the corresponding date of last year. This stock of tobacco, it has been esti mated, is enough to last for more than three years, according to the present rate of con sumption. England, too, has a large supply of tobacco, and its stocks of tobacco on hand are of proportions equal to those held in the United States, and will last equally as long. The source of our tobacco supply is, for the most part, domestic, very iittle depend ence being placed upon imports of the prod uct Tobacco for cigars comes from various places, the filler coming from Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Cuba; binders, or first wrapper over the filler, from Connecticut and Florida. From this it can be seen that the tobacco trade does not have to go outside of the United States to obtain its raw material. Cigaret tobacco is also procured largely in the United States, principally from Vir ginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. Turkish to bacco is not generally used in the lawer priced cigarets, especially those that sell for 10 and 15 cents a package. With regard to the latter commodity there are large quan tities of Turkish tobacco in England, but. the scarcity of ships has held up its shipment here. There are also large shipments of Turkish tobacco being held in Cairo, Egypt This cannot be moved for lack of ships. But this affects the question of imports more than it does the stocks on hand. Cuba finds its only outlet for tobacco in the raw state in the United States, there being practically no demand from other countries, especially England, which had heretofore been a large purchaser. South America is also receiving very little tobacco from Cuba, because of the ship question. . ' H. N. Konwiser, editor of the Tobacco Record, says that the prices on cigars have advanced from 60 to 70 per cent to the con sumer, and cigarets have advanced as much as 100, per cent. The greatest advance on the latter has been due to the shortage of tobacco used in some of the brands, prin cipally Turkish. . . General reasons for the higher cost of cigars and cigarets is the shortage of labor, and the better pay that is being received in other lines. There have been instances where one large manufacturer found it necessary to keep up a steady demand for new employes as learnerr, and on two or three occasions as necessity demanded, the pay for learners was increased, and .even this failed to bring the required amount of help. Principal imports of tobacco consist chiefly of Turkish tobacco and Sumatra wrappers. There l ave been no general ship ments of tobacco to the United State- re cently, due, as has been stated above-, to the shortage of ships in which to mke the trans portation 'to this country. There have .been a few occasions where two or three interests in the tobacco trade have chartered ships for the purpose of carrying tobacco here. Re cently permisison had been granted by the War Industries board to imp . t 33,000 bales of Sumatra tobacco, a large proportion of which come3 from Holland. When Holland's ships were taken over by the government of the United States there were approxi mately 17,000 bales cf this tobacco on board, most of which has gone to the trade. To gether this would be enough Sumatra to bacco to supply the United States and Can ada for a considerable period. Exports of the . roduct have been t?ken care of ' .ough thj government, the Young Men's Christian association, the Red Cross and the Knightj of Columbus. Ex pprt figur however are not available. The output of tobacco in the finished rroduct is just as great, but not appreciably greater, than it has been heretofore, the in crease keeping pace with the increase of pre vious yearj. From time time large orders are placed for cigars, cigarets ...id smoking tobacco fo. overseas service, but it has been figured that this demand would be the same if the smokers were in this country, ex cept that instead cf the orders being placed in bulk they would be placed through the natural channels; Vive La France ! Uncle Sam's Homage to the Spirit of the French Colonel Watterson in 'the Courier-Journal. First Washington; then Lafayette, and now yet once again the Tri-color and the Stars and Stripes entwined in glorious em brace upon a battle line for human freedom. Except for France, America must have gone down in the revolutionary fight. Our good Brother Jonathan was nearly "all in" when Jeanne D'Arc appeared upon the scene. After a century and two-score years, Uncle Sam, returning the visit, puts his arm about Lisette's fair form and says in his big, manly voice, "Cheer up, old girl, they shan't tech a hair o' your headl" It has not been history's wont to render poetic justice. But here we have it in fullest measure, fans shall complete the story of . The Red Cross Serves That fine service of the Red Cross organ ization which is to look well, and is even now looking well, after thejocating and marking, by name and otherwise, of the grave of every American soldier falling in battle, or dying of wounds or in service, which we have had earlier opportunity to applaud, is but an incident in such forms of service being rendered by that body. To maintain communication between the men not dead, but "temporarily out of it," whether wounded or "missing" that dread war-word filled with so many direful possi bilitiesthe Red Cross organization has cre ated and is maintaining a bureau to serve as a medium of exchange between every pos sible source of information oyer there and every anxious source of inquiry over here. This is a new piece of administrative ma chinery in the great system of organization. In the casualty lists, and such information as may accompany or follow them through the military department much must neces sarily be left unsaid, which, to those the most concerned, will be of the most urgent moment General Pershing has just made announcement that measures are being taken for the relief of such natural anxieties in the best possible ways and at the earliest possible moment His reference is undoubtedly to the department of Red -Cross activities now being bt ought into active effort, and which is coming none too soon. Wounded soldiers will be kept in touch with their friends at home, to. whom their progress toward recovery, or away from it, will be indicated. In the event of death, that fact and every other fact concerning which the bereaved will be solicitous, will be con veyed. For the missing, every effort will be made to trace them and make report of the result Such of the missing as are found to have fallen prisoners to the enemy will be traced, as far as possible, into their imprison ment, and, as far as German regulations or disposition will permit, put in touch with the Red Cross organization, and, through it( with enquiring friend. This is a work which is already growing rapidly and is destined to grow much more rapidly during the immedi ate, and a continuing, future. The Red Cross serves and does not stand or wait -St Louis Globe-Democrat - ' ' Yorktown and Pershing is our answer to Rochambeau. - The ancient ioke used to have it that good Americans hoped to go to Paris when they died. It carried a cynical suggestion not meant to be flattering to the morality of either. Yet he who pictures the gay French capital as the wickedest city in, the world knows not New York, or London, and con fesses himself ignorant of Hell-for-Sartin on the Ganges and Yuba Dam on the Yarra, not to mention many other seaports of less note in deviltry. In other days the wickedness ot fans was got up largely for "the entire stranger." Its picturesque varieties were for. the most part imported, lhe Jfrench are in nature, tem perament and habit a decorous and Orderly people. They are a refined people. They may be bloodthirsty when roused, but they are not brutal, like the British, nor ob streperous, like the Yankees. They take their pleasures irt' reason, There is, indeed, a background of sobriety, not to say of piety, which, though it be not observed upon the boulevards, nor in the regions about the Place Vendome, nor yet between the Gardens of the Tuileries where nevertheless the children play and the Arch of Stars, which invites tne ciysian rictus iu wuuuuc uiui iiromenade out to the Wood of Boulogne, jet abounds in the less ambitious streets and in the myriads of simple homes. 1 he novels of Balzac and Daudet srive us only an oc casional glimpse of these. The bizarre lends itself more readily to the uses ot hction, and we oftener see the eccentricities than the virtues of French character and life. It is perhaps because of this that the pro ceeding of the French in the war their solidarity, their puissance, their quietude has surprised those who thought them a spectacular, exclamatory people. They set copy for the rest of us. In spite of the dif ferences in language, customs and environ ment there is a certain affinity between them and ourselves which is likely to draw us closer together as the events of the field, the camp1 and the hospital become a common ex perience. Many an American boy will find a French wife. The more the merrier. Half a century hence may the Yanko-Franco chil dren prattle a dual tongue taught them by the grandsire wno oore tne i n-coior ana tne grandsire who brandished the Stars and Stripes 1 Vive la France! Hurrah for the French I Homage to the memory, salute for the effigy of the maid of Urleans, whether in marble, or in bronze, or in the loving fancy of our heart of hearts I We need no longer make the appeal, covered by the following lines written in extremis, for it was answered when the Hun put foot upon the soil of of Arc, Joan ot Arc, Don't your eyes From the akles See the foe? Don't you see the drooping fleur-de-lis? Don't you see the tears of Normandy? Joan of Arc, Joan of Arc, Don't you .hear ua calling you? Come, lead your France to victory! -, ltoqayj One Year Ago Today to the War. War revenue bill reported by the senate finance committee. Kichard von Kuehlmann became minister of foreign affalra in the Ger man cabinet - American oil tank' steamer Cam pana sunk by a German submarine off the French coast. rii n tr (VlehraitA. l Alfred Bloom, of Alfred Bloom John A. Gentleman, undertaker, born 1881. . MaJ. W. O. Gilbert of the Judge ad vocate' denartment United States army, born 1866. - nenra-e w - CherrlnKtoa. attorney at-law, with the claim department of the Union Facmo Kaiiroaa company, . born 185. ' Thin Day in History. - 1861 Act of congres confiscating the property. Including alaves. of ene- inir-s of the United State. 1863 The north observed a day ot thanksgiving for victories in tne civil vr. 1870 The French army opposing the Germane commenced ita retreat to tho Moselle. 1914 Austria made a declaration cf war against Russia. Germans pushed Russians back close to Petrograd railway in Courland. - IMS Germane launched vigorous attempt to retake trenches on the ' nime line. .. Just SO Years Ago Today The director of the Grand Opera house have let a contract to Win- cote A Riley for Important changes In the interior of the house. The different persons connected with the coming "Siege of Sevastopol" wntcn is to entertain Omaha a guests during the fair, are grinning to ar rive in the city to push forward the work. Revel France, one of Omaha's fa mous bass singers, bas accepted position as a member of Dockstader'a minstrel at a very lucrative salary and leaves within a few days tor New York. A bill of sale waa filed with the county clerk conveying from futo Lange to Christ W, Knicely the stock of hardware et". at S'T tpenth street The consideration was $5,000, Round About the State Columbus figures that $100.00 Is a moderate tax on a ti.otorlst who tried to climb a street lamppost At this rate it Is cheaper to climb a tree by the side of the road. Urging the people to save money and salt it the Wymorean says, "Money will buy more In 1923." The Wymorean steps to tne head of the class of the cheerful prophets. "Kaiser Bill." observes the Edgar Post, "is now looking for the man who said the Americana would not fight' " More than that Bill Is hiking home ward to muss the false prophet's whiskers. Columbus Telegram and Arnold Sentinel lift the price a trifle to meet a fraction of the increas.J cost of paper. The former takes the elevator to $3.60 a year and the latter to (2. Bargain terms ror prime goods. Old and L .w swlmmt .s- holes ron tlnue Increasing the score of bathing victims. In moit cases the victims were too young to know the risks they take In venturing into unfa. miliar streams. Parents cannot al ways know what their youngsters plan to do, but greater vigilance and stressed advice make for safety. uniy tnree or the docen or so sen. atortal charmers have thus far ven tured Into print with their pictures. Whether this is due to modesty or the expense deponent aalth 'not It la worth noting, however, that Morehead, hioan ana Maageu nav the courage of their faces. Unless the rest of the bnnch boldly come into the pitiless publicity of print voters may conclude I tney lear me worm, . . I 'vt shotguns will do for the present but oerore long tne ooya wm do Rising sawed-oft howitzers. St Louis Globe-Democrat: May another summerIf not sooner -find mi, nMla, riH aAllnr hnva hiimA flflr&in and we'lV give them the time of their lives when tney come. Washington Post: Instead of an as- send the smell of fried onions against . . J. .1 . i .. L. n tne enemy, ana uraw iae inuauu boches out of the dugouts in spite of tnemseiveai ' Brooklyn Eagle: We draw near the fourth anniversary of that famous n ulnar nf th Kaiser: "Rumamber that you are Germans!" In case they do not rememoer mere are otners wo will never forget - Baltimore American: Turkey does not want to go to war with the Unltea States. Reading about what the . ... Hnln. . h. frnnt. the TT 1IS34 maw m Kiai Bjtsw - - unspeakable Turk haa concluded he Knows wnen re is wen on. Louisville Courler.Journal: The fVnuii Print la iiimii misrA as lift V Ing said he would start a war Just for tne sport oi n ii ne were upu k-nn 1 .irlna n Innlp a It, the kill VII t? WQ.a.a .v sport of it is all he will get put of the war Daddy started. New York World: There are now HI .n.ilnn. chln.viia fa the United States, with forty-four otners partly complete. Here is prep-- - ror peace as wen as war o : 1 a mnA nrAmltlnff an i.lltDUt OI hlna sufficient to dominate the seas. Twice Told Tales Soeakine 'Amcrtcan. A French soldier who came proudly up to an American in a certain bead quarters town the other day asked: XOU spin rrencni "None," answered the American, "not yet" The Frencnman smiiea complacent ly. "Aye sptx Engieesn," he said The American grinned and the Frenchman lookedr about for some means to ugw his prowess in the foreign tongue. At that moment a French girl, very neat and trim in her peaked hat long coat and high laced boots, came along, The Frenchman Jerked his head to ward her, looked knowingly at the American and said triumphantly "Chieken.M The American roared. , . ''Shake," he said extending a hand. "You don't speak English; you speak American." London upmion. He Used to Have 'Em. The artist was paintings sunset red, with blue streaks and green dots. The old rustic at a respectful dis tance, was watcning "Ah," said the artist looking up suddenly, "perhaps to you, too, nature has opened her sky pictures page by pager nave you seen the lambent flames of dawn leaping across the livid east; the red-stained sulphurous islete floating in tne lake of Are in the west; the ragged clouds at midnight black as raven s wmg, blotting out the shud dertng moon?" "No." replied the rustic shortly; "not since 1 signed the pledge." New l orn uiooe, . ZffieBjee'Si 7 .Wt A. Nebraska's Water Power. Omaha, Aug. J. To the Editor of The Bee: I notice that Henry Ford wants us to develop water power from the Missouri river and other large streams in the state. Now, while we have had the Loup and Platte rivers water powers surveyed by competent engineers, and their reports show up wards or zuu,uuo horsepower available that can be developed in sections at small costs, yet no horsepower can be had from the Missouri, he is entirely wrong in referring to that stream for the reason that water must have a fall to produce power, and the Mis souri river haa a fall of only seven Inches per mile. If a dam was built SO feet hltrh from the hndrnrk. and from bluff to bluff, the cost would ap proximate a billion dollars and the water would be dammed back over all the land to Decatur, Neb., and the sediment in the water would fill it with mud in SO days, and for these reasons the scheme is entirely imprac ticable. However, the loud and Platte rivers have a fall of seven feet per mue, and ' Columbus, the. place where the first development would be installed, is 700 feet higher than is Omaha. The first bill that the next legisla ture should pass ought to be a water power district bill, and all the counties near the river from Grand Island to Omaha Should Join In. the organization of a district to develop the water power in sections as fast as it is need ed and the power sold tovthe consum ers in the district at cost, with the re sult that factories all over the land would be attracted into this district Since coal has gone out of sight Omaha alone is paying out 83.000.000 yearly ror coal, almost doubling the cost of steam power. I hope the citi zens will grasp their opportunity which Mr. Ford tias unselfishly pointed out to tnem. D. C. PATTERSON. Removing Ward Boundaries, Omaha, Aug. 4. To the Editor of The nee: Your editorial suggestion to the charter revisers to cut out the wards is a sUp in the right direction. ui course, it is not possible to con veniently erase all territorial lines, but we do have toe much limitation irom a political point of view. For instance. I notice several candl dates that have been tried and found wanting, and another who Is entitled to a medal for persistina- in office. seeking and who has Just as persist enciy Deen eiectea to stay at home. unaer tne commlslsoner districts. as at present outlined, a pair of these candidates have more than a fair chance of being nominated and elect. ed, whereas they wouldn't i and much chance If left to the vote of the entire county. ' Someone will say. "Well.-but thev win represent tne people or their dis tricts ana tne people of the district are entitid to rpresentation." And. with no better reason than that our omciais in tne past, and more or less at present (especially our county com missionersj, nave represented classes instead or the people as avwhole. s me or tne candidates vould not think or running for office if the peo. pie at large got a crack at them. - Lets have as few wards and dls. trlcts as possible. NORTH SIDE. LAUGHING GAS. ''Don't you avar chansa your mind about anything;?" am ouen now. iTa rouna tnat I am Just Uabls to ba wrong the aecond time aa tna mat' Boston Transcript. "Aw, I'm making qulta an Impraaalon ou oiisa riuouuD. uui tnay lay aba'a a aesperata lurt." 'Ia aba actually going around with yon?'' "Aw. yea." 'Sha mint, ba deaDarata." Loulivllla Courier-Journal. "Ton write poetry, ahT" 'Tea," laid the man addreaaed. "I do." "Do you get anything valuable for Joor poetry T" "I would not make that atatement aa a claim. I do get the magazine It ia pub lished by." Baltimore American. Old Gentleman) (viewing the Nlaara cataract Believe me, my friend, the Falls aren't what they were to years ago. veteran Hackman Nobody knows It bet- tern' me, boss. Why, there'a lots o' days hen I don't turn a wheel at all! Buf falo Express. "Some of you men whs play poker day and night ought to be taken up for loafing." i'layin- poker in Crimson Gulch." an swered Three-finger Sam thoughtfully, "may be non-essential. But It you per teck your Interests it ain't loatln' " Washington Star. Here and There' ,. a rainfall af m inch over one acre of ground will fill over 600 barrela of 45 gallons each. Awird!nsr to scientists not a single . microbe exists In mountain air above the height of 2.000 feet r nti ash tree la very' injurious to vegetation growing in its shade, while .. few plants will grow unaer a yew. rhe feathers with which birds are covered are sail to combine the high est degree of warmth with the least weight. , , , . Pennsylvania is now mining ap proximately 250,000 tons of anthra cite x;oal every day to meet the war time demand. ' In the Spanish war less than 20 conereseional medals of honor were awarded, and In the Philippines cam- paign still ftwer-were gainea. ' Successful experiments' were re- -cently made of manufacturing paper from sawdust the first newspaper to be printed cn the new material being the Aberdeen Express. It has been discovered that paper pulp of excellent quality can be made irom the leaves of the maguey plants which -grows extensively in Mexico and the Central American countries. Schiller, Isben, Oliver Goldsmith, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Dr. Robert Bridges, the poet laureate, are among the fa fous poets and authors who have been medical men as well. The idea of .farmers' co-operatlv societies is not new. Sixty jrears ago a convention of farmers at Centralis, . 111., discussed plans for wholesale buy ing and selling agencies for those en gaged in agriculture. Among royal inventors ia the duke of Oldenburg, who some yeans ago patented a new design ior the screw of a steamship. The Idea Is to prevent "cavitation" or the forming of a hol low In the water, when the screw fa revolving at top speed. The largest and fastest battle crui ser in the world is being built by the United States. It will have 180,000 horsepower and a speed of 8S knots. A submarine torpedo la a metal cylinder loaded with a high explo sive and equipped with a detonating ' apparatus. Sometimes it is equipped with a propelling and steering mech anism, automatically operated. LEMON JUICE TAKES OFF TAN Girls I Make bleaching lotion if skin is sunburned, tanned or freckled Saueeze the Juice of two lemons into a bottle containing three ounces of Orchard White, shake well, and you have a quarter pint of the best freckle, sunburn and tan lotion, and complexion beautifier, at very, very small cost Your grocer has the lemons and any drug store or toilet counter will supply three ounces of Orchard White for a few cents. Massage this sweet ly fragrant lotion into the face, neck, arms and hands each day and see how freckles, sunburn, windburn and tan disappear and how clear, soft and white the skin becomes. Yes! It is harmless. Adv. Don't Let Soap Spoil Your Hair THE FLAG THAT MAKES MEN FREE. (All rights reserved.) Wa have heard our Country's call and we're coming full and strong: Wa are coming with a force that will move the world along! And we're pressing back the tyrant on land and on tne aea; Shouting, hurrah! aa 'wa fight ta make men free. CHORUS. Hurrah! we'll lead the cause for democracy to all: Hurrah 1 In freedom's march, must all ty- rants fall; Wa will teach It ta the world, that all men ahall equal be; Shouting, hurrah I tor the flag that make men free. For the love of right and truth wa our banner have unfurled, And the foes of equal rights to defeat will all be hurled; And our boys who bravely fight crowned with honor all shall be. Shouting, hurrah! while they fight to make men free. CHORUS. Wa have made the sacrlftoe, and wa'l sac rifice again. And we'll ne'er give up the strife till there's freedom for all men; And the glory ot our flag, yet, still greater shall It be. When our boys have won in the fight to make men tree. CHORUS. Omaha. S. S. SWITZER. When you wash your hair, be care ful what you use. Most soaps and prepared shampoos contain too much alkali, which is very injurious, as it dries the scalp and makes the hair brittle. - The best thing to use is just plain mulsified conoanut oil, for this is pure and entirely greaseless. It's very cheap, and beats the most ex pensive soaps or anything else all to pieces. You can get this at any drag store, and a few ounces will last the whole family for, months. Simply moisten the hair with water and rub it in, about a teaspoonful is all that is required. It makes an abundance of rich," creamy lather, cleanses thoroughly, and rinses out easily. The hair dries quickly and, evenly, and is soft, fresh looking, bright, fluffy, wavy and easy to han dle. Besides, it loosens and takes out every particle of dust, dirt and dandruff. Adv. increases strength of delicate, nervous, run-down people in two weeks' time ia many instances. It haa been need and endorsed by aueb men aa Hon, Leslie M, Shaw, -former Secretary of tha Treasnry and Ex-Governor of Iowa: Former United States Senator Richard Rolland Kenney of Delaware at present Maior of tha V. S. Army; Genera John L. Clem (Retired) the drummer boy of Shiloh who waa ser geant in the U. S. Army when only 13 years of age; also United States Judge G W Atkinson of the Court of Claims of Washington and others. Ask your doctor or druggist-about it Eg! WllVrwrx II si'Jiir'iif'w-iiu'i.nyji;tisi:uv' y 1 mmmBmrmmmummma-rfi- at ni hreak ub titer barium n JEY TIm da will clear your skin No one knows the humiliation of be ing a "wall flower" better than the girl with a red, rough, pimply complexion. If your skin is not fresh and smooth, or has suffered from an nnwise nse of cosmetics, try ResinolSoap and Resinol Ointment for a week and see if they don't begin tomafceablessed difference, V They also help to make hands and arms oft and white, and to keep the hair live, glossy and free from dandruff. . All drninhtt 1 dealer, !n toilet feeds sail Has. faol Ointment and Resinol Soap. Yot'dbeMstM theal Trial baa. Write DepM. Rsslaaj lakw ,Md.