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Ht Iile New B' of Commerce. Council Ilhiffa 14 N. Main St.
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Daily 67,135 Sunday 59,036
Awraw rlrrulatlon for the month, subscribed and sworn to bi
Cwulit Williams, i'm-alatluo Maimer.
Subscribers leaving tha city should have The Bee mailed
to them. Address changed at often as requested.
! The kaiser ought to know now what his out
J. look is. , '
You still have a chance to get in on the dol
lars for doughnuts fund.
If a letter is unfit to be read to the city
council, what, do you think it contained?
The superintendent of police of Omaha
seems "born to trouble, as spark fly upward."
These September ftiorns make us think the
leason has been moved forward several weeks.
If the Americanizers keep the promises they
'made at Lincoln, the whole world will be better
Wait until the first time the women show up
at a fire as firemen and see the crowd they will
' Somehow or other we hear very little from
? tour democratic brethren on what happened in
: , Maine. ' '
i Emperor Karl at least cannot complain his
communication did not get a prompt and de
cisive answer.
Somebody tells us the episode of the hearse
and the contraband booze at Council Bluffs was
quite a spirited affair.
, An Omaha firm wants women to drive coal
wagons. This is a new line of activity for the
gentler sex, but some of them may qualify, as
eoal heavers.
The roster of the Omaha organization for
the Liberty loan drive reads like some army
itself. This force surely ought to put it over
the top, again.
In Metz we are to be afforded an answer to
V the age-old problem as to whether a fortress
really tan be made impregnable. Up to now
it has not been done. i
fyiVTweinliim-. for J'iTpanish flu"
( worked such wonders with Lloyd George that
5 h Way be adopted as a specfic, if not a panacea,
I 1 for any epidemic that may threaten the armies
- of liberty.
Nebraska farmers will come right back and
seed the normal acreage of wheat again this
fall. It takes more- than two bad seasons to
discourage the energetic men who have made
;his state so great.
t Omaha has no need for a "jack rabbit" jus
tice court. It was to do away with justice court
abuses that the municipal court was erected, and
somewhere authority should rest sufficient to
see that the intentbf the law is carried out in
ipirit as well as in letter.
Cardinal Farley's death removes an impor
tant figure ; from . Catholic church circles in
America. As" a prince in the great world or
ganization of the church of Rome he was in
fluential in maintaining its dignity in the New
World, and in so directing its destiny as to pre
serve its identity. He was pre-eminently a
churchman, and as such is best known to the
world. His demise leaves a vacancy in the
College of Cardinals that may not soon be filled.
Omaha will say goodby to Colonel Hersey
with regret. He has quietly attended to the
exacting duties of his post as commander of the
big balloon school of which he has been head,
but has made lasting friendships outside the
military post. If he is now to be permitted to
realize the wish of every good soldier, and be
assigned to active duty overseas, he will find
that his Omaha friends will follow him with
continuing interest, and wherever he goes he
will take with him ihe good wishes of all.
A Clean Cut Job
Pershing's victory between the Meuse and
the Moselle astounds one by what art criticism
would call its classic purity. Clean-cut, simple,
, rapid, complete, the only parallel that occurs to
our conquest of the St. Mihiel salient is Ni
velle's stroke of two years ago at Douaumont,
with its one-day harvest of 10,000 prisoners, and
tle problem at St. Mihiel was a much more
complicated one. The American assault from
the south moved with uniform precision. There
was nothing of the awkward delays at isolated
, points which have so. often added to the costli
ness of an offensive. Along every road from
the line of departure towards the heart of the
German positions the schedule held. One hun
dred and fifty square miles of enemy territory
' were snipped off at a clip. In other words, the
. leadership was perfect; the one factor upon which
apprehension was legitimate has been elimi
nated. "You went to the battle as to a feast."
said Mangin to his American 'comrades," in
thanking them for their services in the second
battle of the Marne. That Americans would go
into battle ardent, and smiling, we took for
granted front the first. That this same ardent,
untamed American spirit would lend itself to the
preparations exacted by the technique of mod-
. em warfare, that American soldiers would as
soon study and measure and weigh as they
'would fight or eat. was something which re
mained to be -demonstrated. It has been fully.
' Not only the triRingly restrained" tone of
Pershing's communique at which London won
ders, but the character of the victroy which the
' communique . chronicles, calls attention to a
. n1ic nf fViA. Amprian snirit not at all appre-
heri, W in - Fnrnr's ordinary meaning of
Ameriran." New fork Post. ;
The fierce attacks being made on S. R. Mc
Kelvie, republican candidate for governor, are
now explained by his owtj utterances. He has
had the temerity to attack Bosses Mullen and
Gooch, and to pledge himself that when
elected he will reorganize the State Council of
Defense so that it will not be dominated by the
democratic high cockalorums.
For this he is daily subjected to a bombard
ment from the mud batteries of the Omaha
Hyphenated, which must give all its efforts to
support of Hitchcock, Mullen & Co. Mr. Mc
Kelvie has frankly stated his interest in the
work of the State Council of Defense, his ap
preciation of its importance and his intention
to do everything he can to assist in carrying out
its legitimate and beneficial purposes.
But- he has been equally frank in denouncing
its political operation and criticizing its control
by the democratic bosses, and for this he is sub
jected to scurrility and misrepresentation. The
situation is going to be fully explained to the
people, and they will be given an opportunity
to determine whether the whole course of the
State Council of Defense, as it has been directed
by Gooch and Mullen, is to be approved at the
McKelvie holds that the war is not a par
tisan affair; his assailants have persistently
sought to obtain political advantage through
the patriotism of the people. That is the issue,
fairly and squarely stated.
The Fourth Liberty Loan.
The most imperative duty in connection with
war, next to actual fighting, is to properly sup
port the fighters. Unless we are behind our
soldier boys with all our strength, their pres
ence in Europe becomes futile. This thought
must be uppermost in connection with the drive
for the fourth big Liberty loan, soon to start.
Americans over there are doing their share;
their splendid victory at St. Mihiel and their
part in the triumphs for the Allies' cause, were
won through subscriptions to Liberty bonds and
other means of raising money to pay expenses.
Their task is to continue the fighting until au
tocratic despotism is put down; .our task is to
see that they never want for anything that is
needed to make victory sure. Expansion of the
war program has brought along with it in-,
creased estimates of cost. Money is needed in
sums hitherto undreamed of. Six billions of
dollars is tentatively fixed as the amount to be
floated for the fourth loan. That it will be a
big job is acknowledged by all, but that it must
be accomplished is equally admitted. We have
pledged every man and every dollar. Every
man from 18 to 45 is now under orders, either
in the field, in training or awaiting the call.
And every dollar must be as ready to respond.
Heads up, eyes front, and no slacking!
One People, One Country, One Purpose.
The world never saw a people more thor
oughly unified than America is at present. This
is shown by the unanimity with which approval
is given to the president's answer to the Aus
trian peace feeler. Contrary to the expectation,
said to have existed in official quarters, that the
proposal might receive such discussion by the
press as would dignify, if not really give it im
portance, the newspapers of the country an
ticipated any action of the government and with
one voice denounced the request for conference
as a sham. In congress leaders of both parties
took similar views, and from every source come
expressions that indicate how thoroughly Amer
icans are welded together by the will to w,in.
AH other differences are sunk in the one great
reservoir of patriotism. Whatever of activity
is set on foot, it must be measured by its rela
tion to the war, and stand or fall as it is helpful
or a hindrance to victory. We are one people,
with one country, and have one great purpose,
to crush military autocracy and establish free
dom throughout the world.
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Argentine senate voted to break
diplomatic relations with Germany.
Secretary Baker announced the
War department planned for an
army of 2,300,000 men.
Great Britain reported the week's
total of British ships sunk to be the
smallest since ruthless submarine
warfare was begun.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
A bill of sale was filed, conveying
two of C. E. Mayne's fine horses
to M. E. J. Cavanaugh.
The blowing up of old piers
caused a loud explosion, which
drew a crowd tithe Union Pacific
bridge. f
The Northwestern is arranging to
run an.excursion from the Iowa side
of the river to let the people wit
ness the "Siege of Sebastopol."
Hon. David Butler, union labor
candidate for governor, will speak in
Cunningham's hall and all laborers
and members of the unions are in
vited to attend.
Aspects of the Stock Market.
One of the encouraging signs of the times
is the lack of speculative concern in the stock
market. Wall Street is far from dull or inac
tive, but it shows none of the "boom" tendencies
noted a couple of years ago, when "war
babies" engrossed so much of public attention.
It also presents some really hopeful aspects.
Trading is mostly for investment in dividend
payers, and these are being taken by buyers of
small means, to whom the income tax is not so
much of a bugbear. Certain lines, control of
which was rounded up by small groups, have
been so neglected by purchasers that a redistri
bution has been noted. In some instances this
has brought about a lower range in prices, but
the stable securities still are sought for at fig
ures that make them attractive. Professional
dealers are quite content with the business and
the outlook, holding it to be the healthiest the
"street" has had since war came four years ago.
Improved showing of earnings by the railroads
and the steady inquiry for the dividend paying
stocks are the features on which the brokers
rest their comfortable feeling, and when Wall
Street is peaceable, the rest of the country is
doing fairly well.
The Day We Celebrate.
Moses P. O'Brien, attornev, born
Clifford W. Reynolds, president
and treasurer of the Reynolds Re
frigerator company, born 1869.
Lucius E. Pinkham, governor of
Hawaii territory, born at Chicopee
Falls, Mass., 68 years ago.
Rev. Joseph Patton McComas, the
new vicar of famous old St. Paul's
chapel. New York City, born at
Hagerstown. Md., 48 years ago.
Captain William R. Rush, U. S.
N., commandant of the Charlestown
Navy yard, born in Philadelphia, 61
years ago.
Key Pittnian, United States sena
tor from Nevada, bom at Yicksburg,
Miss., 46 years ago.
This Day in History.
1792 William B. Astor, the
founder of the great Astor fortune
in real estate, born in New York
City, died there November 24, 1875.
1854 British troopship Charlotte
wrecked in Algoa bay, with loss of
120 lives.
1868 General Prim proclaimed a
provisional government for Spain.
1889 Forty-five persons were
killed in a landslide from Citadel
Rock, Quebec.
1891 Opening of the St- Clair
River tunnel was celebrated at Port
Huron and Sarnia.
1902 A stampede at the National
N'egro Baptist convention at Birm
ingham, Ala., resulted in the death
of over 100 persons.
1914 Termonde, Belgium, was
evacuated by the Germans.
1915 Bulgaria mobilized her
army and announced an armed nei
1916 Russians defeated Austro
Germans at Hungary's northwest
ern gateway.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
1.511th day ot the great war.
The Missouri Valley Medical so
ciety opens its annual meeting to
day at Omaha
The second annual Alfalfa Palace
carnival opens today at Rapid City,
Tlie Northern German conference
of the Methodist Episcopal church
I begins its session in St. Paul today,
' with Bishop Wilson presiding.
JJiscussion of the lumber industry
and its relation to the war will
occupy the annual meeting of the
Northern Logging congress, which
is to begin its sessions today in
Dimensions of the American Army.
Four million eight hundred thousand men
under arms is the present scope of plans for the
American army. This is to be accomplished
by June of next year, according to announce
ment from the office of General March. Three
million two hundred thousand of these already
are in the service, and 1,700,000 are in France.
Dispatch at the present rate of 300,000 a month
is to be maintained indefinitely, to the end that
spring will find not less than 3,000,000 effective
American soldiers on European soil. Here is
a military program of such dimensions as to
astonish even the kaiser, who boasted so long
and so loudly of his establishment. Germany
was forty years in getting ready, but America
will do this much in twenty-four months. These
men are to be equipped and supplied with the
latest and best of all things needed by an army,
that they may speedily carry out the mission on
which they were sent. The strength of the re
public is marching to redeem its promise to
Twenty thousand homes in Omaha without
children of a school age might be alarming if
considered alone. Most of these are homes
where life is just getting under headway, and
quite a few are those in which the children have
already passed through the schools. The situ
ation would be serious indeed were it 20,000
I homes without children, but such is not the case.
Storyette of the Day.
When Char'es Schwab was in
specting the Seattle shipbuilding
yards he was accompanied by his
friend. Doctor Eaton. Both are
eloquent eakers, the crowd always
calling for more. It was horse and
horse between the two as to which
could tell the most impossible story
on the other.
..e day while addres.';ig a few
thousand shipbuilders Doctor Eaton
scored a base hit with this:
"Boys I'll tell you something in
strict confidence. A few days ago,
when in Tacoma. CI . riie and I went
aboard a new ship that was nearly
ready to go in service. As we walk
ed along the clean, new deck, Char
lie noticed some large lids and won
dered what was inside. So the sail
ors came and lifted the hatch, and
when he looked down into the hold,
he said, 'Why the damn thing is
Then "Charlie" came to bat and
tel. I how on leaving Portland, "Doc"
rushed to him in great excitement
with the announcement that he had
lost his baggage.
"'It's too bad!' I said. 'How did
it happen?'
'"Why the cork came out!"
moaned the doctor." Cartoons
v Whittled to a Point
St. Louis Globe Democrat: It vis
wonderful how the Germans always
planned to do the things the allies
are trying to force them to do.
Kansas City Star: The worst
thing about General Crowder's rul
ing that poets are essential- Is that
now, more than ever, they'll be
wanting to. prove it.
Minneapolis Tribune: The Siber
ian front has suddenly moved 4,000
miles westward. The Germanized
bolshevlkl will have to borrow the
German word for retreat and report
that they "have occupied new posi
tions." Brooklyn Eagle: Let us commend
the warning Governor Harding of
the federal reserve board gives to
national banks not to swell interest
charges on loans as a means of "re
stricting credit" Those who .will
pay the heaviest interest are not the
most useful Of exploiters to the com
mon cause.
Brooklyn Eagle: The United
States administration having re
counted the vote) In the RepubHo of
Panama, the government and not
the opposition is declared the win
ner. It might be well for civiliza
tion if election disputes in all Latin
America could be so quickly and so
easily settled.
Germany's Frontier Forts
New York Times.
When the allies break through a formidable
stretch of the Hindenburg line ami the kaiser
appeals to the German people to preserve the
fatherland by "successful defense," it is time to
give some attention to the fortifications of Ger
many on her western frontier and to those of
the Rhine in the path of invading armies of
the allies. Those fortresses must be reduced
or contained, whatever the cost, if there is to be
a victorious entry into Berlin. On the Franco
German frontier the allies would have to deal
with the fortress districts, including areas of
fortified places, of Metz and Strassburg; but
they could elect to use a large part of their
forces in making their approach to the Rhine
fortress districts of Mainz and Cologne,
through Luxemburg and Belgium. Mainz is
about 100 miles in a straight line from the Lux
emburg frontier, and Cologne 75 from the Bel
gian. The difficulties of the task in either case,
should not be minimized, and in regard to the
invasion of Germany through Luxemburg and
Belgium there is still a long way to go, meas
uring the distance by the shock of battle and
the overcoming of defenses, existing and im
provised, which may cost heavy casualties and
require a vast expenditure of munitions. More
over, winter, with its impediments to the mov
ing of artillery and its not infrequent frustra
tion of infantry attacks, is not far off.
Metz, until the ill-starred Bazaine surren
dered it, had never yielded to an enemy. Metz
and Strassburg are very formidable bulwarks of
the German frontier. In the case of Metz Na
poleon III improved the defenses by a circle of
forts extending for a considerable distance from
the city, and the Germans, after wresting Metz
from France, constructed defenses still further
out, in fact as far as Thionville on the north
and beyond the field of Gravelotte. Metz as a
fortress dates from the days of the Romans. In
the fifth century the Huns under Attila cap
tured and plundered it. Metz had been in pos
session of France for two centuries when the
Germans invested and took it in 1870. The
peace of Frankfort confirmed their title. The
capital of German Lorraine, Metz is 99 miles
nprthwest of Strassburg, and it is connected
with Luxemburg and the lower Rhine country
by a remarkable system of strategic railways.
Strassburg, 30 miles east of the French
frontier, derives a good deal of its importance
from the fact that it is the capital of the im
perial province of Alsace-Lorraine. Three hun
dred and seventy miles from Berlin, its modern
fortifications consist of a chain of 14 or more
detached forts at a distance of from three to five
miles from the center of the town; but the Ger
mans, considering tlie range ot modern artil
lery, must have constructed works much fur
ther out than this chain of forts. Strassburg
being situated on a plain at the junction of the
III and Breusch rivers, it has been practicable
to contrive a system of releasing their waters
to flow over a great part of the environments
in an emergency. ,
Antwerp was regarded as perhaps the most
formidable fortress in Europe, perhaps impreg
nagle. It was one of Brailmont's triumphhs,
and the outlying forts, many of which had been
constructed later, were supposed to make Ant
werp a Belgian Gibraltar; and yet the Germans
had no difficulty it does not appear that their
heralded 42-centimeter howitzers were used at
all in pounding the tremendously expensive
works to pieces and forcing a capitulation. Ant
werp shared the fate of Liege and Namur. Could
Metz and Strassburg be closely invested, and
could the artillery of the allies remove these
fortresses from the road to Berlin? The Ger
mans have never been able to dispose of Ver
dun. There the vive force school, as Lord Sy
denham calls the believers in high explosives
and storming troops, certainly failed. Bem
hardi says of Strassburg that "it secures the
most important passage over the Rhine against
a French offensive into southern Germany, and
its capture or maintenance is of high moral
value for the whole conduct of the war."
The approach to Berlin through Belgium and
Luxemburg should prove more feasible and
more attractive. From Liege to Berlin is about
300 miles, but it must always be remembered
that the strategic railways of the defenders
would permit of rapid concentration and trans
portation of troops to repel invasion. The
Rhine could be gained only after a succession
of battles on German soil; and having arrived
within striking distance of the river, the allies
would find the strongly fortified cities and dis
tricts of Cologne, Coblenz and Mainz in their
path. "The fate of a nation," Bertihardi says,
"can never be decided by the "capture of a town,
may it be ever so important." Armies in the
field must be destroyed or captured. The alllies
in 1919 will have a great superiority in com
batants, and fortresses, used offensively or de
iensively, should not long impede their ad
vance on Berlin.
Important Medical Discovery
Commonly new discoveries for the treatment
of surgical cases are accepted with caution and
reservation by surgeons, though often hailed as
panaceas by writers of sensational' news. To
what degree the world will later have to dis
count the personal enthusiasm of Surg. Maj.
James T. Pilcher as to "quino-formal" for gas
gangrene we cannot tell. But the announcement
to the Red Cross Research society in Paris
comes from a sincere man, a doctor, who by
heredity as well as by training is predisposed
to the avoiding of overconfidence.
It appears that the discovery was made in
work, research work, at the American military
hospital at Auteuil. The preparation is de
scribed as consisting of quinine, acetic and
hydrochloric acids, formaline and thymol. It is
stated that treatment of gas gangrene has been
revolutionized; that the new wound dressing
has failed in only one of a large number of
cases in which it was tried, and that for six
weeks there have been no amputations at all at
A son of Dr. Lewis S. Pilcher, whose work
on wound treatment was published in 1883 and
whose "Textbook of Surgery," published in 1900,
is still very valuable, Surgeon Major Pilcher,
lives at 145 Gates avenue, the old family home,
and his office is at 121 Gates avenue. He is onlj
keeping up the line of work his father began,
only continuing researches which the father and
son prosecuted together. His discovery ought
to be exceedingly important for service in all
the military hospitals, and even for first treat
ment of the wounded, for its benefits do not de
pend on( any elaborate hospital equipment, nor
is its expense in any way prohibitive. And that
is an element in the value of every such dis
covery. Brooklyn Eagle.
When You Turn the Clock Back.
Omaha, Sept. 14. To The Editor
of The Bee: In the near future,
when the clocks are to be stt back
one hour, much confusion and some
damage will result unless people are
informed how to make this altera
tion in the time. AH striking clocks
should be stopped for one hour. This
is the best way, but if people prefer,
they can move the hands forward
11 hours, allowing the clock to striko
at each hour, half-hour or quarter
hour, as the case may be. The
hands of a striking clock can not
be moved backward without dam
age. On clocks that do not strike it
is best to move the hands forward
11 hours although they can be
moved backward one hour without
material damage. On all alarm
clocks it is best to move tho hands
forward 11 hours. The hands on
watches may be moved backward
one hour. HENRY COPLEY.
fct a reilef to see them almost, if) ata
not wholly, exterminated, for theyj s f" Ys"
at... an imtnftlcratari niitttnn.'A snd I
the more so as there are at least 200
of them in and around Spring Itke
park. Within a half blockk of my
home I counted 20 of the pests last
Friday evening.
Spring Lake park was called the
prettiest natural park in the United
States by people from other states,
until it was spoiled a good deal by
past park superintendents, who cut
down so many hundreds of trees, in
eluding all of the big trees. It is to
be hoped that no more of the live
trees will be cut down, for man can
not improve on nature when it comes
to trees. FRANK A. AGNEW.
Boosts Chamber of Commerce.
Omaha. Sept. 14. To the Editor
of The Bee: I was for a long time
a knocker against the Chamber of
Commerce of Omaha, when I did
not belong to It, and for a long time
afterwards. It was because I did
not understand it and know the un
selfish work it was doing for the city
and for me and all its other knock
ers. I find since getting better ac
quainted with it that most of its
knockers do not work' or give for
the city's progress or business pros
perity and growth, and do not know
that the club is made up of good
people of all classes, both rich and
poor, who are spending their time
and money for the good of the city
generally. I also find that those
who knock use knocking as an ex
cuse lor not Joining and hearing
their share of the burdens that
rightfully fall to them, much like the
man who doesn t want to give to
charity or war relief kicks on meth
ods as an excuse for not doing anything.
If there is any other organization
in Omaha that does what the Cham
ber of Commerce is doing for the
business and moral growth of Oma
ha, and that is helping it in its time
of stress, and that is looking to the
welfare of our solider boys at the
camps and those leaving the city,
and is trying to help out in every
way it can the people of this city, I
would like to know what organiza
tion it is.
And the example the Chamber of
Commerce is setting other cities and
communities is far-reaching in good.
Of course, it makes mistakes at
times just as individuals who com
pose it make mistakes. Its various
committees, like that of public wel
are, war activities, traffic, trade,
iver navigation, publicity, highways,
new activities, city affairs, manufac
tories, agricultural, live stock,
srain, soldiers' welfare, good fellow
ship, fruit development, marketing,
city health, development of new in
dustries, banking, insurance, auto
mobile trade and various other
things show the wide range of its
work, and all of which require the
effort of men who should not be
knocked, but should be encouraged.
Spring Lake Park's Spring.
Omaha. Sept. 17. To the Editor
of The Bee: I saw the statement
of Mr. Thomas Falconer, city com
missioner, in regard to preserving
the spring in Elmwood park. He
has kept Spring Lake park in fine
shape this year; in fact, I think In
finer shape than at any time in the
But the big spring in the park
ought to be fixed so that people
could get water from it. It has cut
under the cement work that was
not put in properly in the first place,
and all the water goes to waste.
There are several springs in the
park, bu,t only one of the smallest
ones is in such shape that water can
be obtained, and it is the finest water
in this part of the country.
Hundreds of people use the water
and hundreds more would use it if
it was in such shape that it could be
easily obtained. I do not drink any
other water, and get It the year
round, and have done that for more
than five years right along, and I
never get sick. I hope that some
way will be found to fix up the big
spring at least.
Permission ought to be given in
November for the extermination of
the numberless squirrels in Spring
Lake park. With meat so high,
they would make good eating for
those that like them, and it would
Round About the State
The lure of paying jobs and war
are reflected in the decreased en
rollment of Fremont schools. First
day's registration shows a decrease
of 9a compared with last year.
Schuyler Sun and Erlcson Journal
are the latest recruits in the ranks
of the J2-a-year papers. They're all
doing it, forced to it by the increased
drafts of printing material makers.
More and yet more potash discov
eries radiate through reports from
northwest Nebraska. Pospects of
great wealth in that section rival
the golden hopes of distant oil belts.
Rushville Standard reports results
of threshing are "extremely satis
factory" in that section. Wheat av
erages around 25 bushels and oats
runs from 50 to 73 bushels to the
County Judge Norval of Seward is
in the service of his country, but
his campaign for re-election goes
forward with all the more vim. Pa
triotic supporters plan to hold the
job for him.
Seward County Tribune wants it
understood now ana later that "this
paper is not the personal mouthpiece
of any politician or political party,
neither does a board of censors pass
on anything appearing in these col
umns." Evidently the Tribune is
equipped with a self-starter.
Foxy boy is the Gothenburg Inde
pendent. Looking ahead is his long
suit. Replying to a troubled sub
scriber who asks, "What in he
name of Hoover shall we have for
Thanksgiving dinner?" the scribe
throws out the delicate hunch:
"How will we know unless we are
there?" Oh, Boy!
"It was splenflld to see the manhood of
the nation ruhtnir to Its defense In the
national registry. How anyone could hold
back with that sight before him, I can't
"I RUjipnse you registered?"
"No; luckily. It's Just a week sine my
forty-fifth birthday." Baltimore American.
"I wish I were living In Switzerland
"Why do you wish that?''
"So I could (jet some close-ups of the
war. Everyone living In Switzerland
seems to have a grandstand seat." Bir
mingham Age-Herald.
"I've brought my own sugar. What are
they serving at Clare's reception?"
"And at Mabel's?"
fruit punch."
"That's the place far me. I'm going
where I can get the most for my sugar."
Louisville Courier-Journal.
"Mra. Flashlelgh boasts that she mar
ried her husband to reform him and has
"Reformed" him of what?"
"Shs thought he had a bad habit of
holding on to money too tightly." Indian
apolis Star.
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With Bath,
$1JW A $1-78
With ToDat,
$1.00 $1-23
On Direct
Cat Lln
From DapoU
After each meal - YOU ept one
and get full food value and real atom
ach comfort, instantly relieves bcart
burn, bloated, gassy feeling, STOPS
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misery AIDS digestion; keeps the
stomach sweet and pure
EATONIUiithe best remedy and only costs
a cent or two a day to use it You will be da
lighted with results Satisfaction guaranteed
r money back. Please call and try i
Sherman A McConne l Drug Co., Busy
Stores, Omaha.
Lemon Juice
For Freckles
Girls! Make beauty lotion at
home for a few cents. Try Itl
Squeeze the juice of two lemons
into a bottle containing three
ounces of orchard white, shake well,
and you have a quarter pint of the
be3t freckle 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
sweetly fragrant lotion into the
face, neck, arms and hands each
day and see how freckles and blem
ishes disappear and how clear, soft
and white the skin becomes. Yes!
It is harmless. Advertisement.
Miss Muriel Young
Tells How Cuticura
Healed Her Eczema
"I was taken sick, and then broke
out on my face, and afterwards all over
my body. I was treated but It did not
seem to help. The eczema started In
small pimples, afterwards becoming
blisters, and were like
hard crust, and were very
sore. They Itched until I
could not stand to have
any clothes on, and I could
not sleep at night for about
six months.
"I was told to use Cut!.
cura Soap and Ointment so I got them
and after using three cakes of, Cuticura
Soap and two boxes of Cuticura Oint
ment I was healed." (Signed) Miss
Muriel Young, Brickton, Minn., Jan.
29, 1918.
You may rely on Cuticura to care
for your skin, scalp, hair and bands.
Nothing better to clear the skin of
pimples and blotches, the scalp of
dandruff and the hands of chapping.
Besides the Soap bas no superior.
Iapl lack'rraa ST Mall. Address port-can):
"Oatteira, Dipt. H, Baitoa." Sold everywhere.
Soap He. Ointment 'ii and Me. Talcum ae.
People and Events.
One of the profiteering coal companies of
Philadelphia has been invited to hand over
$25,000 to the Red Cross and give all its profits
between September IS and October 1 to the
same treasury. Digging up per order of the
fuel administration saves the company's license.
King the Liberty Bell!
Tobacco manufacturers send up to Washing
ton an S. O. S. call for exemption privileges for
their men. Surely the tobacco job is essential,
ranking next to food as a war winner. Doubt
less if the plaintive pleaders could lure Provost
Marshal General Crowder to a smoke fest he
might be persuaded to switch the safety sign
from the poets to the tobacconists.
Eight hundred telephone girls in London
signed and sent to headquarters a protest
against official insinuations that the service af
forded better marriage prospects than any other
line of work and ascribing to this the difficulty
of retaining adequate help. An emphatic denial
is entered by the signers. So far from being a
matrimonial agency, the girls declare the tele
phone service is the reverse, since operators are
severely punished for talking with subscribers.
On this side of the pond current belief esteems
the job as Dan Cupid's favorite. No one au
thorized to speak has yet flouted Dan's blarney.
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Standard Potash Co.
(Incorporated Under the Laws of Nebraska
Reduction Works at
Lakeside, Nebraska
Main Office Omaha National Bank Building, Rooms 708-7 12
Douglas 24S.
To Stockholders and Friends of STANDARD POTASH COM
PANY: I am pleased to report to you that we have had the mo3t en
couraging news from our plant in regard to the progress being made
toward its completion. The finishing work is now in the hands of Mr.
Henry Schwarz of the Schwarz Engineering Company of Denver, Colo.,
who is superintending the work and now reports that the plant will be
ready for operation in October.
There is but a small amount of stock in this Company now for sale,
and we will be pleased to quote our present price to any, interested
FRANK E. CLARK, Secretary.