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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1918.
The Omaha Bee
DAILY (MORNING) EVENING "SUNDAY.
FOUNDED BY EDWARD ROSEWATEK
VICTOR ROSEWATERT EDITOR
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THE BEE'S SERVICE f LAG
Watch Old King Corn do i '"come-back."
At any rate, Omaha did not let Kama City
get away with the heat record.
Whether or not the eircui bringi rain, the
trowd will watch the big parade go past, just the
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Yon must give the weatherman credit for one
irhing he has not dragged in a "Bermuda high"
as an alibi this time.
German spies and Mexican wireless stations
ffiike an undesirable combination, -and deserve
greater attention than has been given them.
These are the days when "junk" takes on the
habiliments of great respectability, Look at the
Colorado Midland and the Omaha gas plant, for
examples. , .
A tax roll wholly just and equitable may be
beyond human power but that should 'not be
made the excuse for some of the inequalities no
ticed in Nebraska.
Carransistas have just won a sweeping victory
t the polls in old Mexico, which suggests to an
outsider that maybe some of Forfirio Diaz's ways
have not been forgotten. . '
Omaha firemen and policemen properly resent
being made the "goat" for a sensation-mongering
newspaper. These men, if any, recognize their
responsibilities to the public, and have never been
found wanting. '
, . Rupprecht of Bavaria is getting uneasy, not
because he thinks he has been slighted, but be
cause he is not in tavor of the rough handling
his cousin, Friederic Wilhelm, of Prussia has had
to put up with. His turn is coming. t
Warren Long of Minneapolis was found too
short to get into the Marine corps, but he need
sot despair. Uncle Sam has plenty of room for
tim with the doughboys, who are making quite
s much of a stir just now as the leathernecks
General Pershing, General Crowder and some
ethers think that men are needed to win the war,
but "General Bryan, "General" Norris and their
strategists in and out of congress cling to the
epinion that the first thing to do is tr vanquish
the Rum Devil. So the draft law will have to go
ver until prohibition is disposed of.
An Institution In Danger1.
We are uncertain whether to sound the tocsin
or to beat the hewgag. Something must be done.,
however, and quickly, too, unless one of Amer
ica's grandest institutions is to fall beneath the
oppression of a dictator who ignores the sanctity
f that which he ruthlessly assajls. It is pie.
In New York five great hostelrics, or caravan
saries, as the case may be, have fallen under the
displeasure of the food administrator, and their
pastry kitchens have been sealed with official
disapproval. .In Omaha the biggest and bright
est of all our local pie foundries likewise finds
itself tossed into the discard. What does this
mean? Simply that in addition to all our other
privations we are to be forced to go without pie.
Americans have submitted to much of inconveni
ence because of the war, voluntarily giving over
things they had thought were necessary to life
in order that the world might be made safe for
tha democratic party, but this last is stew much.
Pie and Plymouth Rock go together; pie came
to this country with Jamestown. Pie has been
basis for existence through all our days. '.. It
lightened the lonely life of the pioneer, soothed
the wanderer in the wilderness and has cheered
the existence of millions vho wrap their legs
around lunch counter stools, or carry their own
fodder at automats or cafeterias. Are we now
to forego our sustenance and solace combined,
or shall we rise up as one man in our indignation
: and demand that the food dictator leave us pie?
PROTEST THAT DEMANDS INQUIRY. .
A protest made by the county clerk to the
Board of Commissioners of Douglas county as
a proper step in bringing the matter to the at
tention of the State .Board of Equalization de
serves immediate and careful consideration. The
"disappearance" of 346,499 acres of land in four
teen counties is s serious matte-. Likewise, we
may consider the discrepancy of $2,604,649 in the
total taxable valuation of seventeen counties,
shown between the tentative or first returns and
the final computations. Decrease in land valua
tion is also shown in such degree as to indicate
that something is wrong. This matter concerns
the state principally, for it means a direct loss
of a considerable sum of revenue. It also has
its bearing on the relation between the counties,
for if the facts are as surface indications point,
certain of the counties are evading responsibility
and are thrusting an uneven share of the'eost of
maintaining the state onto their neighbors. If
the discrepancies can be sustained, the counties
involved should be given a chance to make a
showing and clear their skirts. Viewed from
any side, the matter is one that calls for prompt
List of Hun Atrocities Growing.
Another hospital ship, laden with wounded,
doctors and nurses, has been torpedoed snd sunk
by a submarine. It is but one more horrible
thing done by the exponents of kultur, who find
in this peculiar quality of savagery a type of war
fare that is suited to their ideals. When a Ger
man kills t foe in arms he has destroyed s sol
dier, but he has done it at some, personal risk.
When he can slay from ambush helpless men snd
women he feels he has achieved something for
the "fatherland" that is commendable, for. he has
taken life without exposing himself. Moreover,
he still clings to the thought of terrorizing non
combattants by his cruelty. Above all other con
siderations, he finds especial satisfaction in the
death of a nurse or a doctor, for when one of
these dies the chance for the wounded to recover
is lessened by just that much. Soldiers can be
quickly trained, but years of patient study are
needed to produce a doctor and many months of
teaching to bring a nurse up to efficiency. So
doctors and nurses are particular targets for as
sassination, and hospital and hospital ships, am
bulance trains, dressing stations and the like are
deliberately singled out for attack. Germany is
the only civilized nation that does not respect
the doctor, the nurse and the helpless. How the
Potsdam crew expects to account for .its atro
cious work matters not;, the world will never for
get the record that is now being added to by
these conscienceless murderers.
Which Way Are We Going? 1
Announcement by the International Harves
ter company of1 withdrawal of its appeal against
an order of dissolution, and a statement of in
tent On part of the big packers to establish a
large part of their business under separate con
trol, is calculated to arouse some curiosity as to
.the final outcome of the process. It seems just
'now to be a reversal of the government policy.
To be sure, the Sherman anti-trust law, rein
forced by the Clayton amendments, still is in
force and well buttressed .by court decisions. .
But ' the administration has wisely under
taken to consolidate and unify great industrial
enterprises for the purpose of making the prose
cution of the war easier and more ' effective.
Transportation is now under dictation by the
federal authority, for no other reason than that
its service broke down because of restrictions
placed by the law on its operation under private
control. Telegraph and telephone wires, express
concerns and other agencies of communication
and commerce have been taken over, that the
service may be co-ordinated and simplified in its
relation to the public. Food and fuel control,
price Axing on many articles, standardization
adopted hastily but effectively; commandeering
of needed supplies, every act of the government
tending to the one end of centralization, argues
against the literal application of the principle on
which the Sherman law rests. , ,
Is it wise, then to insist that corporations,
such as the International Harvester company or
the great packing concerns, shall be required to
segregate their business, thereby increasing op
erating expense, under conditions that warrant
the federal authorities to move in precisely the
opposite direction? If any of our internal pol
icies could be adjourned until after the war, this
looks like one that could be put over with little
harm to public interests. ,
Another subject on which the democrats were
silent, discretely or otherwise, is that of state
finances. They will, be bothered quite ' a " little
when asked to explain why the bill for running
the state has mounted from $4,000,000 to Over
$9,000,000 under the management of the gover
nors they so loudly commend.
The auto driver who insisted on pushing his
car through a column of drafted men marching
to the depot is the type that brings disgrace to
the whole fraternity. Such men should not be
permitted to drive cars.
The kaiser wilt have to invent a new excuse,
as the folks at home are scoffing at his old ones.
Salvation Army Lassies In France
Bakes Pies and Doughnuts tor Liberty's Soldiers
Mary T. Bi. -v. iu Brooklyn
Salvation Army lassies have dropped tam
bourines for rolling pins and ire baking pies
foi our soldiers. They bake real home-made
pies and featherweight crulters that take the
edge off a man's tomeaickness.
. Every girl who ..ears he Salvation Army
khaki in France must be a good cook. , At
one of their huts y u br. - about 6 cents and
your elate for the evening's "special" These
dishes are -.es and puddings which aren't
i 'u-I'.d in amy rations.
One of the kitchens egan with' a t: y
stove, whi.h would bake only one pie at a
time. Soon a kindly , i-r'crmaster supplied
t' girls with an old field stove that cooked
four at once it looked big to those girls.
But now they have a huge one, and turn out
hundreds of pies a day. At the canteen they
sell them to soldiers, who wait their turn in
long lines. But some of the pies find their
way into the trenches.
At night men set out with packs of pro
visions and crawl up to the boys with them.
The enemy sends up star shells like arc
lights hung in midair and the bearer ducks,
crouching as still as the sandbags on either
side of them. Then he reaches the outposts,
where soldiers have lived on "iron rations"
for two or three days. As yet the army has
published no casualty list of pici at the front;
but, according to unofficial reports, they don't
last long. . .
As first there was a hard time finding tins
for their pies. France does not appreciate
American pastry, ; a had no dishes suitable
for cooking it. A few veeks ago a French
ship brought over 1,000 tins for use in the
Salvation Army huts. w
Pies won the Salvation Army its welcome
at headquarters, according to a popular le
gend in France. "They say" that General
Pershing asked only one question of the offi
cer who arranged for the work there. "Can
your girls bake good pies?" According to
our soldiers, they can.
The day of a Salation Army lass is long
over there. She bakes ani stews, she mends
clothes for soldiers, and answers a thousand
questions. When she gets up in the cold
winter mornings she builds a wood fire in
her room. Once a -igorous captain arranged
a schedule by which each of her three work
ers should build the fire tor a month. Her
turn would have come around in April, but
the others protested, so she continued to
arise early during February. She discovered
that the only water without a coating of ice
was in the hot water bottles. So every morn
ing she would unscrew the cap of the bottle
and pour its contents into her wash bowl.
During the day the phonograph spins
steadily. Every record sent across is played
until the tune is shaved off. Then there are
the reading and writing corners of the huts,
where men can be quiet fdr a time, unless a
In the evening there is a religious service
in the hut Every night it is crowded by
soldiers who enjoy singing the familiar
hymns. The same girls lead these meetings
who have worked since dawn. Men preach
and pray after driving a heavy motor truck,
or hammering all day a the wall of some
new shack. Later, some of them will run a
moving picture machine, or make their night
deliveries of food to the trenches. Some
times the working day is 18 hours. One
English woman has served four years, with
out a day of rest, in the British huts. .
England's workers reached the front not
two weeks after the soldiers. Wherever the
A Roman Daredevil
About the same time the champion Ital
ian pilot, Baracca, perished in battle near
Montello, the famous young Roman dare
devil Baruzzi, the leader of the Italian brav
ado bands, disappeared in the whirlpool bat
tie at Fagare. Strange to say, both heroes
were born the same day, in the same little
tewn of Lugo, and both wore the rare and
much-coveted gold medal for valor in war.
Among many astounding feats Baruzzi, on
the eve of the taking of Gorizia, captured
300 Austrians single-handed under the Isonzo
railway bridge, , making them believe they
were surrounded and marching them back
prisoners. Then, gathering a handful of his
desperadoes, he dashed back to attack the
enemy rearguard, till the glorious Pavia and
Casale brigades arrived on the scene, and all
together flung themselves into a grand
charge that drove out the Austrians beyond
the gates of Gorizia.
Baruzzi was the soul of the delirious war
demonstrations in Milan last month, when,
in the. presence of 40,000 representatives of
the allied armies and the survivors of the
gallant regiments that had borne the brunt
of the battle, the t;ew reserves about to leave
for the front swore a solemn oath on the
tattered colors to resist valiantly unto death
rather than let the Austrians pass. When
the Piave battle began Baruzzi was back in
the front line with his arditi at the head of
the 28th infantry regiment of the Pavia bri
gade, which had been sent to reinforce the
Perugia brigade at a critical point near Fa
gare. A desperate hand-to-hand struggle
ensued, in which the battalion, commanded
by a Neapolitan captain who had been dec
orated five times over, retook all the lost
positions within three hours.
For four days in succession the Baruzzi
band kept on raiding the enemy's lines, al
ways returning with machine guns, bomb
throwers and prisoners. On the morning
of the 19th the Austrians were making
progress, preceded by a cordon of machine
gunners. Baruzzi was told off to defend the
position called "Casa la Tale." Lying in
wait behind the entran'chement Baruzzi, with
only seven followers, let the advance guards
come on, then sprang at them in leonine
fury, slashing, slaying, all around. The last
thing his companion heard of Jiim was a ter
rific curse and cry. The Italian command
afterward gave orders tc search thoroughly
every trench and corner, but the body was
not found.' and his comades believe firmly
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inai ne was taxen prisoner, muuwu vmuir
icle. ' - . ' '
troops go, there is the Salvation Army,
India there is a stro. organization
officered by natives, who serve the Indian
wounded. Mesopotamia, Egypt, ai.J South
Africa have theiri dlvaf Army field work
ers. TJiis spring, for the first time, England
has appointed army chaplains from the or
ganization. There are four of them in the
Lnited States army.
London is th 'o of an interesting
ccrps. Here there is a college of 500 girls.
When an air raid occurs some of these cadets
are rushed to the place of danger. At the
same time a supply truck with a kitchen
leaves the nearest shelter. The girls mar
shal the crowds in subways and cellars and
hold meetings while the tombs explode on
the streets above. Their calmness steadies
the people, and their ardor inspires them.
On one occasion King George attended a
subway meeting during an air raid. Both
be and Lloyd George recognize their value
in London at the present time.'
' At Rheims, the famous Adjutant Carrel
is an anti-aircraft battery in herself. A raid
begins, sowing fresS ruin and terror over the
desolate city. Then this Fench woman ex
ercises her magic, for such is her tranquil
izing effect in a moment of panic. She
brings people into cellars from the streets
and makes of those refuges places of worship.
Italy, too, has its Salvation Army work
ers. During the German invasion they
cared for the refugees. In every sort of
shelter, huts and tents ano old palaces, they
worked. The officers toiled alongside the
Red Cross and other rclie( organizations,
g'ving out food and clothing. Streams of
lefugees passed down the road, stopping for
food at the camps. "It was like a huge, sad
panic," wrote one officer.
Then there was the problem of re-establishing
the homeless. The Salvation Army
co-operated with the Italian authorities here.
They try to settle the people in circumstances
as near the normal as possible. Most of
them are peasants, so city life is a great
change. To meet this difficulty the authori
tives have considered plani for land colonies,
and in these relief projects the Salvation
Army has done its part.
Declining Output of Gold
Danger that a serious decline in the pro
duction of gold may occur in the near fu
ture, has beef? brought to the attention of
congress by expert engineers and miners in
terested in gold production. An actual fall
ing off in the output has already been noted
in various quarters, as official statistics show.
Iht situation seems to be general through
out the world; and, although probably more
noticeable in some gold producing regions
than in others, apparently the chief cause of
the decline is found in the great increase in
expense of operation, which involves larger
and larger outlays for supplies, chemicals, la
JSor, and practically every element entering
into the production of the metal.
The gold mining industry is fn a peculiar
situation because of the fact that its output
is, of course, fixed in price. The number of
ounces of pure gold produced by a mine will
coin into a given number of dollars, and this
number is the same now as it has been in
the past, so that the industry is situated dif
ferently from enterorises which can raise the
price of their product as measured in gold.
The apparent feeling of some factors in the
industry has been that,, in view of 'the gen
eral demand for gold and the effort to con
serve it, there should be some means of en
couraging its production, possibly with a
view of rendering assistance to mine on-
erators so that they might be induced to en
large their product. One such form of as
sistance might consist in giving them prefer
ence by classing them as representing an
essential industry, thus giving them what
amounts to a prior claim on loan credit.
facilities for production of cower or in
privileges of transportation, and perhaps in
a number of other ways. It is, however, the
view of comoetent economist! that the Mm
of encouraging the production of gold is in
consistent with sound policy, because the
working of the natural laws of price tends
to check gold mining when the metal be
comes too cheap as compared with com
modities, and thus cuts off the supply, there
by tending to limit the basis of credit, and
eventually to check the upward movement
of prices. This is the process by which the
relation of goods to gold is normally regu-
iaiea. iNew xorK journal ot Commerce.
People and Events
t Now doth the goldenrod and ragweed
wigwag in the August breezes. Achchool
or something like that
Nearly half a million people piled into
Coney Island last Sunday, affording the
spielers a chance to vindicate the "work and
fight" order. "Take it from me," Coney
Islanders are loyalists in that line.
Groups of farmers in two Minnesota
counties declined to Hooverize on wheat and
chuckled merrily over their loaded bins. Last
week they contributed a total of $20,000 to
the Red Cross fund as a penalty. No, the
contributions failed to provoke a farewell
The famous , Carlisle Indian school is
about to shift its activities to the redskin
front somewhere in Oklahoma, where "poor
Lo" needs coaching on handling oil divi
dends. The school houses at Carlisle, Pa.,
will serve as a reconstruction hospital for
Enterprising damage lawyers sought to
bring Henry Ford down to New Jersey to
show cause why the Ford Motor company
should not pay a wad of $250,000 to a work
man who alleges he contracted a "disabling
disease in the company's Newark plant The
court failed to see the urgency of the re
quest, and inasmuch as Henry is busy with
war work decided to let him have his say to
a stenographer at, home at his convenience.
Such leniency .would jar an ambulance
chaser.1 ,-'. S'- - . N. . .
Protect lour Autos!
Omaha, Aug. 4. To the Editor ot
The Bee: To automobile owners who
are worried at the epidemic of auto
thefts I recommend the only sure way
known to safeguard a car get t nice
little terrier or other responsible dog
and train mm to stay on the seat
Never a thief will lay a hand on that
car; it will be as sale aa it would un
der the eye of the police no, far
safer! If every car owner would do
that It would end this car.ateallng
business at once. :
I have a dog which for yeara guard
ed my car, and Is now acting- as bur
glar alarm for my house also - the
surest one known. No money would
buy that burglar alarm and no "batty"
society calling themselves an "Anti
dog society" can deprive me of it
It rouses one's ire to read In one news
paper column a long story of auto
stealing and in the next column a de
mand for the destruction of the dogs
which could prevent it We who de
pend on our dog friends to protect
our dwellings, cars and other property,
gladly paying taxes for that privilege,
read with wrath and disgustjhe talk
of these people who assume To direct
other people's plans for household
protection. "The dally food of a
well-kept dog," they say, "would sup
port a human' being for the same
time." I should like to hear what any
of them would say if required to sub
slat for a day on the bone or plate ot
scraps w-iich keeps my burglar alarm
in good condition.
I read lately of a dellveryman
who "entered a residence" in the
course of his rounds and was bitten
by the house dog. "Entering resi
dences" is not the usual business ot a
dellveryman, and is exactly what a
watch dog Is meant to look after.
Householders, therefore, are to blame
if they fail to control their dogs' ac
tivities, though ad intelligent dog gen
erally knows his limits. Striking at
hl.n is the surest way to make him
bite. A meter inspector let himself
into my yard recently without notice.
and as ny little dog barked at him
began to beat furiously at it with a
stick. I called in the dog, which
might otherwise and quite excusably
have tried to bite him.
Why has not the Humane society
something to say In defense of these
most essential animals, when their
rights and -ir .iers' rights are
thteatened? The magazines overflow
with pictured and stories of dogs' ex
ploits and faithfulness on the battle
ttelds of France. These people who
want t destroy the canine race should
read in the National Humane Rev;.w
for April, 1918, an article on "When
the Dog Goes to War," by Sydney
Coleman. They would learn of what
the species is capable; its splendid
service in rescuing wounded soldiers,
in canteen work, in Bentinel duty, in
ridding the trenches of rats, in carry
ing messages under fire, wearing gas
masks like its master's, even in draw
ing gun nrriages. The French min
ister of war has issued a call to Amer
ica for "more dogs for the army." One
would think that patroitlo people
would be ashamed now In these days
when the dog is making such a record
of courage and service to his country
thoroughly ashamed to set up an
outcry for his extinction, on the con
temptible ground that he needs a lit
If any of you anti-dog crusaders
have a soldier boy in France, who
might some day be wounded and left
alone on the battleground, and It
should then happen that a faithful
war dog should track him and bring
comrades tc his aid, so that later he
might tell you the story, do you think
you would begrudge a bone to the next
little shaggy outlaw cur you found
prowling in your garden? I fancy
not I think you would feel more like
prolonging his life with many bones,
and perhaps forwarding him to the
French war minister in answer to his
call "more dogs for the army!"
ru collecting royalties on tha ntlr outfit
and we didn't know It" Kansa City Jour
naL . .
MY BOY IN FRANCE.
(Tbaaa llnea, written br Ura. Francfi
Rogera and often recited by her in ber
work among our eoldtere la France, were
in great demand by our boya over there.
They are reprinted . for the benefit of tb
boya Over here.)
Now that my boy haa gone to Franca
I try to wear a emUe.
I pronileed not to mind It eee?
And ao. though lt'a kind o' hard on me,
I'm bound I'll practice arnllln' wjjtle ;
My boy la off In France.
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Now that ray boy haa tone tc France
Hia little brother, Paul,
Saya: "I gueaa thia war won't laat ver long.
Our BlU'a ao dretful bis an' strong
He'll Just petrify 'email!"
Now that my boy has gone to France n
I know he'll meet temptations;
But I guess our boya ain't like the bnet
You'd meet In ether nations.
No, air. You can't , tell my William's pa
That after BUI haa- grown up here
With oa that he'a a-goin' to act, well queen
An' get Into drlnkln", or trouble any girl-
No. sir. Bill's different. Besldes; he'a got
A girl back home, an' he thinks a lot
Of her. No. my boy Just had the urge to go
Because his conscience told him to;
To help poor France an' Belgium fight ;
Because he thought that It was right f
To make It safe for men to do
In brotherly democracy.
An' to help the little children grow
Up in safety without fear. An, op.
To get back a peace that's goin' to last,
Where women are aafe aa In the past.
But aafer even. An' men-are good.
An' the etarvln' have enough of food. t
I know all theae things were In BUI a mine
When he went and left us all behind.
1 aha'n't forget hia look that day
Not If I live a thousand ay,
He'a goln' to do It! I know Bill. .
He always does what he save he will.
Oh, how my tired heart will dance
When my boy comes marching home rrom
. '" CORNELIA B. ROGERS.
Belle Waa that your brother I saw you
with yesterday T
Beulah Tea; don't you think we look
"Not a particle. Bay, he'a pretty good
looking, isn't he7" Tonkers Statesman.
Surgeon This man's Injuries are very
peculiar. How did he get hurt?
Attendant H waa a chauffeur before he
enlisted, and when the mule stopped he
crawled under It to see what was the mat.
"What's tha matter with the bookkeeper?"
"Aw, he'a up against It" k
"Keeps dropping Ink on his While shoes."
Louisville Courier-Journal. '
The Draft Exxamlner What branoh
the aervlce do you prefer?
The Raw One Er-er have you any uae
for a man on roller akates? Judge.
"Why are yon Plunkvllle people ao sore
on your mayor?"
''He hired us all out to a movie concern
aa simple villagers. We had no objection
to those people photographing us, but he
August Player Sale
Our stock of Player Pianos for
August is larger than we calcu
lated it would be. ,
Therefore we make a special
drive on the selling terms to re
duce the number. ' x
This applies to the nationally
advertised and moBt celebrated
Gulbransen Player Piano.
The player that is guaranteed
for ten years.
The player that requires no in
structions to operate. ,
The reliable, easy pumping,
always ready player. -
We have the popular "suburb
an" model in mahogany, walnut,
polished oak and fumed oak cases;
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One Tear Ago Today in the War.
The republic ot Liberia . declared
war on Germany.
6enate adopted conference report
on the food control bill.
Austro-Germans under Von Mack
ertsen launched new offensive against
Russo-Roumaniaa forces near Foks.
Tbe Day We Celebrate.
Harry A. Tukey of A. P. Tukey &
Bon, real estate, born 1817.
Alfred D. Touzalln, state bank ex
aminer, born 1862.' : ..-
James N. Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald &
Lynch, attorneys, horn 1874.
Dwight H. Beck, merchant tailor,
Kear Admiral Spencer 8. Wood, U.
& N.. born In New York 67 years ago.
Billie Burke, American actress, born
la Washington, P. C 83 years ago..
Thin Da In History.
1804-Second attack on Tripoli by
' the American squadron under Com
mod ore Preble. V - i
1812 United States frigate Essex
eastured the British shin Qeorgiana.
1872 The American constitutional
union, a new political party composed
principally of Germans, held Its first
convention in Milwaukee.
;88 Be., jnlgota les of bloody
riots In Belfast between opponents and
advocated of Irish home rule.
1814 British j-oops seized Togo
land on the gold coast of Africa. :
l Si 5 New allied army landed on
Just 80 Years Ago Today
Judge Savage and L. M. Bennett,
formerly superintendent of the Pull
man car service In Omaha, have com
menced the erection of a. handsome
residence at the corner ot Twenty-
second and Chicago streets.
Judge Shields tied the nuptial knot
for John Ogden and Miss Lillian A.
Lansing of this city. . ,
y.rt. John P. Jones, wife of United
States Senator Jones of Nevada,
passed through Omaha, in a special
The Omaha Gun club has subscribed
funds to pay justice costs and have
applied to the county attorney for the
strict enforcement f the fish and
game laws. .
A force ot men - now engaged In
the work upon the electrlo motor
line and the connection between the
temporary terminus on Twelfth and
Howard streets will be made as soon
as the work la completed,
State Press Comment
Edstar Post: We resume It would
be all right with the democrats if the
republicans would adjourn politics till
after the war.
Seward County Tribune: The
Omaha . Bee has our pro-German
United States Senator Hitchcock on
the run In fact, he. Is retreating In
norroik tress: rronieer, on,
profiteer, you sure do make me sore.
You take the last damcent I've got
and then come back for more.
Hastings Tribune: It Is amazing
what a splendid article a fellow can
write on the benefits of a purely veg
etable diet after he haa had a square
meal of roast beef.
Blair Pilot: ; Politics and geog
raphy make strange bedfellow.
Garfield county has a Bryan township
and a Roosevelt township, and they
lay aide by side. - To date there have
been no reports of strife between tne
people of the two townships, v
: Blue Valley Blade: Tbe republican
state convention held at Lincoln was
one of the largest, most harmonious
and enthusiastic gatherings ot repub
licans held In yeara Politics will not
"stand adjourned" until after the
democrats are given a good licking In
Alliance Times: ; The south halt ot
Sheridan county wants a divorce
from the north. In behalf of Box
Butte, we propose for the lady's hand.
There Is nothing like getting in early.
We have all the essentials ot a good
county Beat which have taken SS years
to accumulate, aud Alliance haa
shown a kindly disposition toward the
towns to me easv
. Peppery Points
New York World: If the Turks can
not stomach Germany, why should
anybody else try to do so? ,
Minneapolis Journal: The allied
fliers are soon to lay a few eggs In
Berlin that will make a noise Jike a
man who cannot get coaL
St. Louis Olobe-Democrat: Live In
a country wissre a ruling class do all
the thinking tor you and they will in
time think you into extinction.
Washington Poet: When some men
of 40 think of the plan to extend the
draft age they suspect that there is
such a thing as being too victorious in
war. '..- , - -'-
Baltimore American: When the
German people come to know -, that
their crack Bavarians proved no
match tot ' the lleht :netralned
Yankees, they will realize that all u
Brooklyn Eagle: .The visit ; of
Prince Henry to this country wae de
liberately planned as a part of the
German pre-war propaganda. If any
more hereditary advertisers come over
here to help unlermlne democracy, we
ought to know how to receive mem.
New York Herald: Tha old service
hat of tha United States army Is
doomed, it appears, but it ts a good
hat and It has rendered arrest service.
Many a trooper on the plains has used
It as a goblet, and horses and mjifcs
Innumerable have fd out of It War
m Eurone calls for other anulpment.
but so long aa we have boundless
horlzones here the old hat will endure
pc.: this aide of the water, -
c Twice Told Tales t
; In a Nutshell. "
The late Capt James Norman HalL
of me Lafayette escadrille, was, like
most airmen, deeply religloua
Hall said one day on a visit to his
native Colfax, he hailed from Colfax,
"We - airmen, are religious air the
time. .We're not like seamen. Sea
men, you know, are churchgoers in
the winter, when the sea Is stormy and
dangerous, but In the summer, when
the sea is smooth, they spend their
Sundays ashore in beer gardens drink
ing and smoking with pretty girls.
"A minister In a bethel put the case
In a nutsnell.
, 'In the winter. he said, Vou sea
men wear out the knees of your pants
praying, and in the summer you wear
out their seats in backsliding "
- A Record Talker. .'...
A woman went into a pet store one
day with the announcement that she
wished to buy a parrot, and was shown
several promising specimens by the
proprietor. . &;
"I like the looks of this one.", said
the prospective customer, designating
a certain- bird, "but are you quite
sure that he la a talker.' ,
"Oh, yea, madam." was the prompt
assurance of the proprietor, "he is a
talker, all right" . . . ,:
"Some ot them are very disappoint
ing," continued the customer. "Will
you -guarantee him to talk a lott''
"I aurely will." answered the propri
etor. "The lady who last owned him
sold him because she couldn't get a
word In edgewieV' Washington Star,
fl tr i" . ' 'r
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