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THE BEE'S SERVICE FLAG
"Unconditional surrender," says Vox Populi.
Who is backing the suit to defeat the home
Well, the flu orders are keeping the home
lights burning, if nothing else.
The weather man is doing his level best now
to save the future of the food situation.
The Allies have taught the German army an
excellent substitute for the "goose step."
"Big Jeff" for congress. Let's have a con
gressman who is more than "a messenger boy."
"When the devil was sick, the devil a monk
would be," and the Hun is a pretty sick devil
1 This being the people's war, they should
have something to say about how it is to be
A few good, snappy words from Washington
right now would find an anxious listener in Con-stantinople.
No war was ever won by writing notes or
talking about it. Victory comes only to armies
in the field.
Omaha may now catch the popular disease
of "airplaneckitis," said to be so prevalent
round aviation fields.
The kaiser is keeping safely in the back
ground till he sees how his agent succeed.
"Take 'em off, Wilhelm; we know you."
e tYes, dear reader; we know the McLemore
resolution was beaten, but we also know that
Charles Otto Lobeck voted against beating it..
The "flu" may put a stop to political meet
ings, but it will not keep people from thinking,
and that is fatal to the democrats in Nebraska
Talk about keeping off crowded street cars
in Omaha sounds all right, but how will we do
it? Everybody wants to go home at the same
time, as usual.
This nonpartisan ballot, foisted on us to
open the door to democrats, is not meeting ex
pectations even of its sponsors. These wonder
working reforms go askew about half the time.
' A little common sense properly applied
ought to relieve the alleged difficulties in the
Nebraska potato situation. The problem is
, simple enough to make easy the location of any
Presumably the Hyphenated World-Herald
prints translations of editorials from 'Der
Deutsche Tribune, so the kaiserites who cannof
read German may have them the same as those
who still adhere to the language.
Gee, it's tough, Harvey, isn't it, to try to
write in Omaha editorials for the Hyphenated
that will fit in with what the senator-boss says
from time to time at Washington without pos
sessing the powers of a mind-reader?
The camouflage democratic pencil pushers
who always cry "dirty politics" when their pet
candidates are touched in vulnerable spots keep
calling out, "Slippery Sam," in hope that a coin
age of epithets will make up for lack of argu
ments. Is this clean politics? Suppose repub
licans referred to Governor Neville as "a tin
soldier" or a "Mullenized manikin" or a "Hitch
cock pig-tail," would not that be answering in
kind? But what's the use? -
Saber Cuts in Food
It is officially announced that there is to be a
further cutting in the portions sold to customers
in hotels and restaurants. There is no possible
; reason to doubt that the managers of such re
" fectories will comply with the strictest letter
and spirit of the new regulation. Always, since
the beginning of war pressure on food supplies,
they have demonstrated a spirit of law-abiding-ness
in reducing portions, which would do them
infinite credit if only the weapon with which
they do the cutting were two-edged, and could
' cut away, along with the material, at least an
approximation to a proportion in the price. But
- as wielded'thus far by the publicans it is not a
two-edged sword, butV cavalry saber, with but
one sharp edge.
' In a genuine cavalry charge the saber stroke
is downward. In hotel and restaurant charges,
since the beginning of restrictions, it is upward,
in this sense; you continue paying the price and
getting less for it While it might not oe true
or fair to say that the caterers are profiteering,
' it is an undeniable fact that, under progressive
.reduction in portions served w '? '. n ro: e
Svsponding reduction, or at least approximate re
" ""Nction, in prices charged, the ultimate con
rStr (alas, poor devil) is paying in an ever
V"V ttnot attempting to take a liht vW
', .-lfnous situation as is raised by this
- aoun"meStf a further reduction in poa.ous
without any a;,nc anl i experiete is t0
t i-vl. ' H0?Knv hP ny reduction
m prices. How fa, ofiteering is running
amuck in the country easii be a question
in the case. Protection g0vernment by
the people, and of he peoX by the m
n:ent, is a mutual obligation . Rfrjthe purchas
ing power or ine people snouia noi-Qi- needipse.lv
SOMEBODY'S BAD BUNGLE.
Somebody made a bad bungle in waiting till
the last minute to countermand the order for
our last c-uota of draft men to proceed to train
Not till after these men had assembled at
the appointed court house rendezvous to be in
ducted into the army not till after they had all
given up their employments, often at great sac
rifice, relinquished their living quarters and
packed away or disposed of their belongings
not till after those from out-of-town had made
the trip to Omaha, many accompanied by moth
ers and sisters or fathers and brothers to speed
them on their way with a last farewell not
until after the civilian escort had reported and
the military band from Fort Omaha had been
dispatched to enliven the send-off not until
after all this was the slightest intimation given
that they might not go.
The reason for cancelling the order because
of the prevalence of the "flu" epidemic may be
good, but this condition is by no means a new
one; on the contrary, it has been on for several
weeks, and the call for these draft men could
easily have been withheld or modified a week
ago. No on? who saw the forlorn folks sitting
all day long, from early( morning till night, on
the stone coping of the court house square,
waiting and waiting to learn whether their loved
ones were soon to depart, could fail to realize
the harshness and hardship of the bungle.
Of course, there is no use bewailing what
has happened, but something should be done at
once to apply the remedy. The boys out of
jobs and out of house and home should be taken
care of the government, or if not the govern
ment, the civilian relief of the Red Cross, should
furnish a temporary place fp'r these waiting sol
diers so that they do not have to carry the whole
load of a mistake for which they are in no way
Is the American Public "Uninformed?"
The general feeling will be that he the
president must be trusted to answer this last
fulmination from Berlin without any pressure
of uninformed public opinion upon him, one
way or the other. Philadelphia Ledger.
What are we to infer from this that the
American public is not informed as to the
causes, the progress and the aims of the war?
The president has told the country and the
world that he esteems the leaders of Germany
as without honor, wholly untrustworthy and
unable to speak our language of agreement. He
has declared himself in favor of force to the
Since August, 1914, the world has had de
tailed information of continued atrocities, out
rages on decency, violation of all laws of hu
manity and rules of civilized warfare, the
charges amply substantiated by competent testi
mony of eye-witnesses and victims. This has
come through official as well as private channels.
Are we to withhold judgment now, assuming
to believe that overnight the Hun has changed
his nature, that by the operation of some hocus
pocus unknown to us the same German govern
ment has suddenly ceased to be an arbitrary
despotism and become responsible to the peo
ple, and therefore worthy of our confidence and
Will it not be far better for the world if Mr.
Wilson-g-eturn to his declaration at Baltimore
and give vitality to his words uttered at New
York? Mr. Lansing said at Syracuse: "We
will give them war, and war, and more war, until
Germany will sicken at the very name of war."
Those were brave words and well spoken, and
received the endorsement of the whole Amer
ican people. Will we now let up, just because
the dose we are administering is beginning to
have the effect intended?
Mr. Wilson may have some information as
to the military situation of which( the public is
unadvised, but ,he can well afford to heed the
universal sentiment of his people in dealing
Foreign Comment on the German Note.
American opinion as to the insincerity of
the German peace maneuvers is unwavering.
Only one voice is heard on this side of the
water, and that is for surrender unconditionally.
It is interesting to notice, too, that comment in
England and France is in perfect harmony with
views so frankly expressed on this side. Less
could not be looked for, as none expects either
Great Britain or France to be content with a
negotiated peace. In the present instance,
though, the tone it unconstrained, while in the
case of the first note our Allies rather held
back, to see what effect it would have over here.
Then the steadfastness of America in the war
was made plain to them; they were at once ac
quainted with the fact that we are not likely to
be gulled by German blandishments, misled by
sophistries of accomplished diplomats or de
ceived by the assertions of shameless liars.
Having this assurance, the public men, editors
and others on the other side no longer hesitate
to utter their opinions. Naturally, the govern
ments are silent, but H may be taken for granted
that President Wilson is making no move with
out fully advising with London, Paris and Rome.
Full accord in aim and action is what has
brought success to the armies of democracy
and will surely defeat the Hui. 1
Under the Sword of Justice.
Orders said to have been issued from the
German high command to end looting and devas
tation as the retreat goes on may rest on some
foundation other than apprehension of retalia
tion on German towns. Lord Reading's re
mark that justice may be tempered with mercy
where extenuating circumstances exist, but that
in the case of Germany justice must be stern,
has found a wide endorsement. The New York
Times, for example, recalls that Wirz, the brute
of Andersonville (who was German-born), was
tried, convicted and executed six months after
the surrender of Lee. Eminent British authori
ties, and French as well, agree that to allow the
high offenders to escape scot free would be
flouting justice. It may be the exponents of
kultur who have wrought such horrors in the
world for the last four years can see something
other than condonation awaiting them. They
are under the sword of justice now.
Did you notice the difference in expression
of two great newspaper owners, Northcliffe and
Hitchcock, in their comment on the German
note? The Britisher came out flat-footed and
emphatic in rejection of the plea from Berlin,
while the kaiser-coddler straddled and side
stepped, as h$ always las. The contrast is sig-nificantjl
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Right in the Spotlight.
Mme. Sarah Bernhardt, the world
famous French actress who has
closed her American tour in order
to return to France to undergo
another surgical operation, today
enters upon the 75th year of her
perpetual youth. In the annals of
the stage the career of Mme. Bern
hardt is without an equal. Bom in
Paris, of Dutch-Jewish parentage,
she made her first stage appearance
at the age of IS. Thus, her profes
sional career covers a period of
nearly 60 years. When at the height
of her fame she was generally rec
ognized as one of the foremost act
resses of the world. She first ap
peared in America in 1880 and since
that time she has made numerous
tours of the United States and Can
ada. When past 70 years of age
the famous actress was seized with
an ailment which necessitated the
amputation of her right leg, but even
this misfortune did not bring to an
end her professional career.
One Year Ago Today in the War.
First American troops went into
the first line trenches in France.
Many- women reported killed in
food riots in Austrian towns.
French in offensive north of Aisne
captured $000 prisoners.
The Day We Celebrate.
James W. Aiken, contractor, born
Brig. Gen. Palmer E. Pierce, U.
S. A., bom in Illinois, 53 years ago.
William J. Spillman, head of the
Agricultural College of the State of
Washington, born in Lawrence
county, Mo., 55 years ago.
Rt. Rev. Frederick J. Reese, Epis
copal bishop of Savannah, born in
Baltimore, 64 years ago.
Marquis of Salisbury, one of the
three Cecil brothers who have dis
tinguished themselves in British of
ficial life, born in London, 57 years
Mgr. John P. Chidwick, who
was :haplain of the Maine when
that battleship was destroyed in Ha
vana harbor, born in New York
City, 55 years ago.
In Omaha 30 Years Ago Today.
Michael Maul celebrated his 34th
E. R. Overall, one of the letter
carriers in the local force, cele
brated the 19th anniversary of his
connection with the postoffice.
Twenty-nine thousand dollars
have been subscribed toward the
erection of a new church edifice on
the lot belonging to the congrega
tion at the corner of Davenport and
Miss Mollie O'Connor, daughter
of Thomas O'Connor, was married
to Dr. Nicholas McCabe of North
Will W. McBride and John A.
Ryan have incorporated themselves
under the name of McBride &
Ryan for the business of engraving,
printing and selling stationery.
General Manager Thomas L.
Kimball of the Union Pacific rail
road, has returned from the east
with his family.
This Day in History.
1707 The first Parliament of
Great Britain met after the union
1851 Louis Kossuth, the famous
Hungarian patriot, arrived in Eng
land. 1864 Confederates under General
Price invaded Linn county, Kansas.
1914 The Russians effected, a
crossing of the Vistula.
1916 French launched a fierce at
tack against the Germans along a
four-mile front at Verdun.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
One thousand five hundred and
forty-fifth day of the great war.
One year ago today the first shot
was fired by the American expedi
tionary force in the war with Ger
many. Birthday greetings to Mme. Bern
hardt, the world's mos,t famous
actress, who today enters her 75th
Library problems in wartime are
to be discussed by the Missouri Li
brary association, meeting in annual
session today at Kansas City.
Storyette of the Day.
The lady who had charge of the
village postoffice was strongly sus
pected of tampering with the par
cels entrusted to her care. One day
a rosy-cheeked youngster entered
the office and laid a huge slice of
cake on tht counter.
"My sister, the bride's compli
ments, and will you please eat as
much as you can," she said.
The postmistress smiled delight
edly. "How kind of the bride to remem
ber me," she cried, "Did she know
of my weakness for cake?"
"She did,' replied the youngster
coldly. "And she thought she'd send
you some to take the edge off your
appetite before she sent any boxes
to her friends."-Pearson's Weekly.
OVER HERE AND THERE
A drafted soldier, formerly a milk
man of New Rochelle, N. Y., writes
to the home folks: "I like army life
alt right, only it Is mighty hard to
lie abed until 5:30 o'clock in the
"Standard civilian flannel," manu-,
factured under governmental super
vision, goes on sale this autumn in
Great Brltraln, for winter use. It
carries a government label and a
fixed price of 64 cents a yard.
Back in New Jersey women mem
bers of the Red Cross Motor corps
and of the Motor Corps of America,
when in uniform are invariably
saluted as they drive by. At first
some male gawkers snickered rude
ly. Forced apologies quickly stop
ped that line of discourtesy.
The point of view of the boys at
the front is expressed by a Cleve
land soldier In a letter to his father,
published in the Cleveland Plain
Dealer. "We have a big Job on our
hands yet," he writes, "and we do
not want to leave it uncompleted
and then have to come across again
in a few years, and finish what wi
should finish now," ; -, ;. ,
Making Canned Music
The hard-rubber "record" that makes Caruso
sing or Kreisler play in your own little den was
not formed directly by the voice of the one or
the violin of the other, any more than the print
on this page was laboriously placed here by the
editor's pen. Both are the results of modern
quantity-reproduction the wondrous methods
by which all sorts Yf articles are multiplied by
the million and distributed from sea to sea at a
cost that bears only a small ratio to that of the
original that was the source of them all. Your
record was molded from a metal electrotype
matrix, which was made from a "mother," jivhich
in its turn was molded from a "master,' itself an
electrcrfyped reproduction of the original wax
disk whose grooves were really cut upon its sur
face by the sound vibrations that it is ultimately
to reproduce. In The Scientific American (New
York, August 31) Austin C. Lescarboura tells
of the various staees in the production and man
ufacture of a record. And first he describes the
studio where is born the real music of which the
record gives us only the 'counterfeit present
ment The arrangement of this music room is
all-important, Mr. Lescarboura tells us, and in
most places the musicians are introduced to a
"studio" before they enter the actual "labora
tory" where they play to the reproducing ma
chinery. He writes in substance:
"There is such a thing as 'phonograph fright,'
just as there is the well-known stage fright.
This, no doubt, is due to the changed conditions;
there are no footlights, no audience and no ap
plause. There is simply a little horn to stare
at and to sing into. It is a brand new kind of
work for the artist, who must learn to sing or
play for the records. And that is where the 'at
mosphere' helps matters, for it removes much of
the cold, mechanical aspect of recording. The
artist comes to a 'studio,' not a factory, and in
the seclusion of the homelike private sitting
rooms he can rehearse his selections until he is
ready for the laboratory on the floor above.
"The most bizarre feature of this laboratory
scene is, no doubt, the seating arrangement. In
order that each instrument will 'focus' on the
horn without interference of any sort the mu
sicians are seated on chairs of varying heights,
with the lowest ones nearest the horn and the
highest ones six feet tall in some cases at the
rear of the semicircle. The music stands, in
turn, are surpended from the ceiling by an ar
rangement of overhead rails and hangers.
"Certain instruments, such as horns, must
be kept in the background, while others, the vio
lin, for instance, are placed in the front row.
In the case of brass instruments, where the horn
is behind the player, a queer situation arises.
The sound must be directed toward the horn,
yet the musician must follow the orchestra
leader. Fortunately, with a large mirror mount
ed on an adjustable stand, the musician can sit
with his back to the horn and the leader, while
observing both through the mirror in front of
"When everything is in readiness the mu
sicians wait for the buzzer signal, which indi
cates that the recording appartus has started and
that every sound is being recorded. With the
sound of the first buzzer signal silence reigns."
Should there be a discordant note the wax
record is ruined and work must start all over
again. There is no such thing as patching; the
rendition must be absolutely correct. Once in
a great while in the middle of a selection a
sneeze or cough breaks out triumphantly! And
no matter how much time may have been ex
pended on the record up to that pointit is now
wasted and work must begin again'. We read
"What takes place during the recording of a
selection can best be learned by entering the
long and narrow room back of the partition.
"The sound waves entering the large end of
the specially devised horn are brought down and
intensified as they approach the smaller end.
Here they strike upon a diaphragm which vi
brates in' response to their impulses. Connected
with the center of this diaphragm by a delicate
lever is a fine cutting tool. This tool, moving
in response to the motion of the diaphragm, cuts
a groove in ,a revolving disk of soft wax, which
groove corresponds in onfiguration with the
outline of the sound w-es enteringthe horn.
"Much depends on the wax disk. Its surface
is carefully prepared so as to be absolutely flat
and smooth and free from imperfections of any
kind. Preparatory to being used, the wax disks
are kept in a cabinet that is electrically heated
so as to maintain a constant temperature. When
a selection is to be recorded the wax disk, meas
uring a half-inch or more m thickness by the
usual diameter of the standard record, is placed
on the turntable. The gravity motor is started
and the producer tool placed the proper distance
in from the edge. The buzzer signal is given
to the orchestra leader at this time, and with the
cutting of the required number of blank groves
the second or 'start' signal is given."
The first wax record is a so-called test record
and corresponds to a printer's proof. As it is
played the director, with the musical score in his
hands, follows the selection, oointine out a loud
note which must be subdued or the weakness of
the accompaniment, or criticising the enuncia
tion of a word. He thus "reads" the record, just
as tne editor proofreads and revises this page
before the reader sees it To auote further:
"After the wax record is completed the wax
is allowed to set or become hard. The test
record is thrown out after having served its pur
pose, as the grooves of soft wax have been more
or less ruined by the steel needle of the repro
ducer. "The wax master is carefully covered over
with tine powdered graphite, which is brushed
evenly into every groove and hollow. It is then
suspended in an electroplating tank and sub
jected to a weak electric current for a period of
45 to 50 hours. The weak current necessitates a
long immersion in the plating bath, and the de
posit, in consequence, is extremely hne-grained.
The thin shell of copper deposited on the graph
ited wax, carrying every grove and variation
of the master, is stripped from its support and
soldered on a heavy brass disk, after which it is
nickel-plated to harden its surface. This elec
trotype, to give it the proper name, is the 'mas
ter.' "A second electrotype operation now follows.
The nickel-plated master is treated with acid to
prevent the next copper plating from sticking,
and it is placed in an electrotyping tank for a
period of 50 hours. The thin copper shell is
then removed and mounted on metal and the
electrotype thus obtained is called, the 'mother.'
The mother is nickel-plated, treated with acid
and placed in the electroplating tank in order to
produce still another electrotype, which is
known as the 'matrix and from which the com
mercial records are molded."
People and Events
What the junkers are saying about Von Hin
denburg these days may be translated into seven
words: "It's a darn long time between vic
tories." Estimates from knowing quarters place the
annual sale of blue sky securities around $400,
000,000. Of this huge total about 80 per cent
were exchanged for Liberty bonds in the last
15 months. Barnum's census of Fooldom needs
A new wrinkle in the automobile-hit-and-drive-away
system has been introduced in Kan
sas City. A woman driver bumped a mere man
out of her way. Halting her car, the driver
pulled the crippled victim to the side of the
street braced him against the curbing and,
mounting her steed, drove away. Say, girls,
wasn't that lovely?
Very little has been heard lately from the
publicity department of the celebrated Ananias
club. Perhaps an adjournment has been taken
in accordance with health regulations.- What
ever the cause of inertia, the members must not
overlook the official proposal of William Hohen
zollern as a novitiate. The endorsement of
Woodrow Wilson ought to be sufficient - If not
a hint to Oyster Bay will bring cheery O. K.
State Press Comments
Fremont Tribune: Every drop of
rain is welcomed by Nebraska's fall
wheat crop, which stands in great
need of it And every drop Is an
additional nail In the kaiser's coffin,
to be driven before the obsequies
Blair Enterprise: The number of
cheap skates traveling around the
country at public expense, state and
federal appointees, these days is be
yond computation. And their ser
vices are of no earthly benefit, rath
er an Injury, to the cause they are
paid to promote.
Beatrice Express: In Paris, ac
cording to letters from our boys
"over there," you can get a "course
dinner" for 33 cents. In
this country, at prevailing prices, It
would be a mighty "coarse" dinner,
indeed, served for that figure.
Friend Telegraph: Thirty dollars
a day for steel puddlers and
$64 for eight hours work in
the ship yards driving rivets looks
to be a little out of the ordinary.
Workmen are reported to be riding
to and from their work in autos and
negroes engaged in cotton raising
are sporting great big diamonds. Up
to this date we have been unable to
locate any farmers who ore sport
ing diamonds purchased with $2.18
Harvard Courier: Won't it be a
grand and glorious feeling when
the war is over and you can . once
more buy chewing tobacco at a rea
sonable price, and put three
spoonfuls of sugar in your coffee,
and throw away your old shirts, nnrt
use all the gasoline you want, and
go to a show whenever you teei
like it, and do any other foolish
thins that you may happen to think
of, just like you used to do, and not
have an inward feeling that you
ought to save the mony and loan
it to the government? Say, won't
it be great? That is just about what
most of us will do when the war is
over and there is no longer a neces
sity for economizing.
Brooklyn Eagle: Crumbling,
trumbling, humbling. These words
fit conditions beyond the Rhine. The
great gambler had his fling and lost.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: In
Paris, the Reign of Terror that be
gan in 1793 didn't last long only
sixteen months. There is hope Rus
sia's may be briefer.
Baltimore American: France and
Belgium, even before the United
States, must first be heard in de
mand of what Germany shall pay.
Peace with platitudes can never
atone for the wrongs done those
Washington Post: Cardinal Mer
cler calls America "this young na
tion so vigorous of heart and hand."
Let's remember the phrase, keep the
hand strong and busy, but never let
the heart be atrophied.
Kansas City Times: An examina
tion of the situation will reveal that
Austria is evacuating Serbia, Al
bania and Montenegro for the same
reasons ihat Germany is evacuating
France and Belgium. It is well to
remember that fact when we hear
this action proclaimed from Vienna
as an act of pure and high states
manship. Minneapolis Tribune: The sudden
solicitude by the Germans for French
towns still in their possession, mani
fested in -the request to the allies
not to bombard, them, can only be
accounted for on the theory that
they contain a lot of ammunition and
supplies which the Germans hope to
have a chance to move. They do
not hesitate to destroy any French
town when it is no longer of use to
ODDS AND ENDS.
Fighting ants have an organized
system of ambulances.
The reindeer has been known to
pull a load of 200 pounds at 10 miles
an hour for 12 hours.
The Lord Chancellor of England
receives $50,000 a year, and $25,000
a year pension, no matter how short
the tenure of the office may be.
James Adam, of Australia, and
Henry Eve, of Bermuda, previously
unacquainted, registered recently at
a Toronto hotel.
The most widely spoken language
in India is Hindustani, which is the
tongue of more than 82,000,000 per
sons. Rice paper, used in making cigar
ets, has nothing to do with rice, but
is made from the membranes of the
breadfruit tree, or more commonly
of fine new trimmings of flax and
hemp. So light is this paper that
500 of the tiny sheets go to make an
Lobeck Saved the Postoffice,
Omaha, Oct 21. To the Editor of
The Bee: During these days I hear
a good deal of complaint about our
Congressman Otto Lobeck, particu
larly on the South Side, where 1 have
lived for the last 20 years. Some
blame him because he let the great
Camp Dodge cantonment get away
from Omaha and go to Des Moines.
Some blame him because he let the
contract foil the construction of the
buildings at the Fort Omaha Balloon
school go to a foreign contractor.
Some blame him because he Is una
ble to exert enough Influence to get
an adequate water main into Fort
Crook so as to supply enough water
to keep a larger number of men at
that post Some blame him because
his father was a Prussian and be
cause they say he is pro-German.
Some blame him because he voted
wrong on the McLemore resolution.
Some blame htm because during the
early period of the war he Introduced
in the lower house of congress the
infamous embargo bill, introduced in
the senate by Senator Hitchcock, to
prevent the shipment of arms and
ammunition to our present allies.
Complaint is made of this bill be
cause if it had become a law the
whole world would now be in the
power of Germany.
I write this, letter, however, to say
that while I am for Jefferis, and not
for Lobeck, there is one thing for
which Lobeck may perhaps be com
mended, and that is that up to the
present time he ras been able to pre
vent the removal of the main Dost
office building from Omaha. Of
course, this building is rather large
ana nara to move, and in the end
Lobeok may let it get away from
him. Let us hope, however, that
before he does so we will have him
replaced by Albert W. Jefferis. who
will be a real representative of this
district in congress and will do real
things not only for us, but for the
state and for the nation, and the
winning of the war, and in helping
to solve the great problems that will
come after the winning of the war.
C. C. M'KINLEY,
2402 P Street, South Side, member
of Amalgamated Meat Cutters and
Butchers' Workmen of North
America, No. 602.
Street Car Service.
Omaha. Ctrt 5i tv v. .
' " J-v ,no uuiiui in
The Bee: Now that the health
uuuru nas so Wisely closed all
Churches and schnnla nnfl nnr o .t
to all public gatherings, both in and
r . ..
uv ui uuuia, aa a pp-eveniative ror
the spread of the Spanish influenza,
we would like to ask why not put a
stop to the crowding of street cars,
which are packed to the utmost ca
pacity, both morning and night, with
passengers ?oine nnri returning r-.
work? Why not request the street
rollntair . x .
company to put on more cars
for public safety and a preventative
from the contagion of all diseases?
A CITIZEN AND TAXPAYER.
MY BEST GIRL.
I itood on the transport deck,
As the ship went down the bar.
And saw your dear form slowly
In the distance (ado away.
Tour hand upraised In farewell,
A light shone In your eye;
"Dear heart, I must see you again
I breathed with a heavy sigh.
The maids of Prance are truly chlo.
The English girls are fair,
But In my dreams I only see
Tou, darling, standing there.
Borne day the Hun must go
And la belle Frence be freei
II y duty done, I pray
I may recrosa the eeaj
X know that you'll be waiting.
Tour best you'll give to me;
I'll throw you kisses far,
Dear Statue of Liberty.
-B. B. B., ia Stars and Stripes, France.
"1 hen rrl hr i.u ah. a-
money without something to show for
"That's funnv. when vnn (Mnl .ii
she spends on 'beautlflers,' so as not to
show her age." Lojilsvllls Courler-Jour-
TT n U 11 . T mnla It .,,1. .
- - uvtci iu epeatt
111 of my neighbors.
Pokus That's right. They probably
know as much about you as you know
about them. .1i!rlrt
First Officer Tou attack In the morn
ing. Is everything ready well la ad
Second Officer Practically. We haven't
decided yet, though, what to do with the
German prisoners. Life.
A southern lady went to see her col
ored cook, who was sick In bed. She gave
me cooks small son, Kastus, a dollar,
o buy a chicken for bis mother. As the
- i.-i..aa th .door nf tha
in u 7 in tr-m , ii , -
cabin, the cook was heard to say, Olm-
ma dat dollah. chile, ana t cnic.
en in de natchul way." Bvery body's Mag-
t-ust a strip oT
inglest holes ke re
But put it
on a player' piano;
and it comes to
life. No matter
what music you
prefer, its on some
Cor you here.
and listen to it
then take home
some new rolls. V 7
Ranos : Player-Tanoi t Roll
Victrolaj : Records : Sheet tluiie"
Piano and Player Sale
viything in Art wdflutic
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