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A real American has gone.
Death not only loves, but this time hit a
shining mark.
W. Ilohenzollern is said to he 'greatly
depressed. Well, he has had no cause for great
elation recently.
The local police did at least one good job
in quickly apprehending a murderous highway
man. Give them credit.
Reports from Nebraska schools indicate
that the work of civilization was not neglected
on account of war in this state.
Governor McKelvie's-manly admission of a
mistake and his promptitude in correcting it
should raise him in the estimation of the people.
Mexico wants delegates at the peace meet
ing. If any people in the New World need the
teachings of peace, it is these same neighbors
of ours.
.' The impulsive Pole should restrain his im
"petuosity. He will not only need help now, but
often in the future, but most of all he needs a
little self-restraint. .
Rushing relief to the suffering of Europe is
the big business for Americans just now, and it
is being carried forward in a spirit that means
salvation for starving millions.
The mother of Empress Zita only had $4,
000,000 with her when she reached the border
of Switzerland, showing how the Hapsburg
family has come down in the world.
A leader has fallen in America. In both
thought and action, Theodore Roosevelt was a
leader of the people, potent, virile and energetic,
and influential in the life not only of his own
country, but with marked and direct effect on the
affairs of the world.
His long public career, characterized al
ways by vigorous assertiveness, was one of tre
mendous energy expended in such industry as
will set him out prominently even in an age of
marvelous achievement. His range of endeavor
was so comprehensive that it is not easy to
write of him in terms suitable to the common
run of men. He was not ordinary or average
in anything. Whatever lie essayed, he under
took it with all his might, and pressed to lead
ership. Pioneer, politician, soldier, student,
writer, lecturer, statesman, editor, his vocation
was 'so general that it almost included all hu
man activities, and in each line he achieved
Rugged in character and physique alike, he
was intolerant only of sham and pretense.. No
American ever lived who had a more choice
collection of political enemies, nor did ever
American statesman have a more devoted and
loyal following. He knew no half-way meas
ures between friend and foe, but fought with
the same intrepidity in the fields of battle and
politics alike.
His intense Americanism was an inspiration
for patriots, and while not all were ready to
respond to his impetuous call, no one ever
thought of him as anything but being deadly in
earnest. The offering of four sons and his own
services to the cause of freedom is proof of
his great sincerity. It will be a matter of re
gret to the living generation of Americans that
his desire for duty in the field could not have
been gratified.
Theodore Roosevelt's place in our country's
annals is large and secure. His country will
mourn his demise, but will rejoice because he
did live and did serve so faithfully in upholding
the highest and best of our national ideals.
Mr. Wilson laid a wreath before the statue
ot Christopher Columbus at Genoa, which act
will recall to all who have read it Mark Twain's
account of his visit to that same shrine.
One of the world monuments to Theodore
Roosevelt's great genius is the Panama canal.
It will stand a triumph for his energy as long
as the oceans of the earth bear commerce. ,
A lot of idle words are now beinir nrodicallv
wasted by radicals in different parts of the
world, but the future of the race will be secure
as long as sensible people keep their wits.
A couple of good swift kicks are reported to
have ended a bolshevik uprising at Vladivostok.
Pity that lieutenant can not go all over Russia
to apply his sovereign remedy for the malady.
The legislative session is starting quietly
enough, but it may be quite interesting before
its finish. The fact that it is republican is a
guaranty, however, of the quality of work it will
bring forth.
It will be noted that the sites proposed from
the War department to be purchased for per
manent army camps are all in the south. It
will also be noted that the price suggested, $66,
000,000, amounts to something in the nature of
x real estate deal.
About the only thing the city commissioners
can say in reply to the criticism of the city's
automotive equipment is that it was a heritage
in most part frm the administration so warmly
defended by the chief critic.
Big stick and war bonnet, gauntlet and
speaf, sword and pen, all were laid aside, while
the Angel Azrael touched the hero in his slum
ber and awakened him to everlasting peace.
WJit a perfect ending to a life that knew no
ease, but expended" its last vestige of vital force
in service for humanity!
Von Hertling's death will serve to revive
memories of the closing hours of the German
empire. These are not so far away, but have
been in a measure lost sight of in press of other
events. His career as chancellor was chiefly
notable for his devotion to a cause already lost
and his efforts to make it appear that Ger
many's hollowness was solid.
Roosevelt Compels Correciiqn
Six weeks after tlie invasion of Belgium in
1914 Colonel Roosevelt in a magazine article
wrote: "It is certainly desirable that we should
remain entirely neutral, and nothing but urgent
need would warrant breaking our neutrality and
taking sides one way or the other." The Lus
itania had not been sunk. Our rights on the
high seas had not been attacked by Germany.
The gross injustice to the colonel of putting
this early expression into a high school "war
syllabus" for use in 1919, with no explanation
of the colonel's eager militancy after the real
situation had developed, is apparent to the
meanest intelligence." Who did it? That ques
tion is not answered.
But on the colonel's demand. William L.
Ettinger, superintendent of schools, orders the
sxpunging of the offensive selection, and Col
onel Roosevelt is satisfied. We cannot help
thinking that the Americans who are taxed to
support the schools are not satisfied. They can
see pro-Germanism in the preparation of that
"syllabus." Who is the pro-German?
Of course, the explanation of the former
president is clear enough, if, indeed, any ex
planation were needed. The declaration for
neutrality "was a loyal support of President
Wilson's policy, but it was an erroneous sup
ort, and no one has any business to quote it
without stating the fact that I was then, at the
autset of the war, endeavoring to support the
president, and that, as soon as 1 became con
vinced he was wrong, I ceased to support him
ind took the position which I held the next four
'tars, and which I today hold."
Propaganda is not dead yet. Its weapon of
uisrepresentation of our public men is" still
jeing used. Those who use it should not merely
nave their arms stayed against a particular vic
tim. They should be put where they cannot use
the weapon at all again.- That is the plain doc
trine of Americanism. Brooklyn Eagle.
Unsound Financial Policy.
Secretary Lane's proposal that gold mining
be exempt from excess profits tax in order to
stimulate gold production is held to be unsound
both in economics and finance. The committee
on war finance of the American Economic as
sociation concludes its report with these words:
"Finally, the plan of stimulating gold produc
tion by some form of government aid is to be
deprecated." The committee, in presenting the
points says:
The committee had noticed with appre
hension the increasing agitation in certain
quarters in favor of stimulating gold pro
duction by means of a government bounty or
some other form of government aid. With
out entering into a discussion of the various
phases of this subject, the committee wishes
to register its emphatic opinion that the at
tempt by government bounty to stimulate the
production of gold "at a time like the present
when, through the wide extension of the use
of paper money and deposit currency, through
the increasingly efficient use of gold in bank
reserves, and through other influences, the
purchasing power of gold has been practically
cut in half during a period of four years,
would be both unsound economics and un
sound public policy. The plan amounts to a
proposal to tax the people to provide bounties
for stimulating an industry whose stimula
tion would raise still higher the high cost )f
living from which these same people are at
present suffering. It would artificially en
Marge the base of our credit structure with"
inevitably bad results.
This warning is the voice of wisdom, speak
ing in terms all may understand. The plan of
the secretary of the interior is not more danger
ous than a number of other expedients pro
posed by the democrats in their groping for a
panacea for an economic situation produced
largely by their unwillingness to face facts, but
that it does hold peril pointed out by the com
mittee should condemn it. Return to stable
conditions in commodity and other values will
not be secured by further depreciation in gold
prices. Expansion in credit currency must be
followed by prudent contraction, before the evil
effects of inflation are removed and this can
not be accomplished by further aggravating the
Poland and the Wide World.
The commander of the Polish army in
France insists that Poland needs help now or
not at all. This is because the Poles could not
await the slow movement of the peace council
to establish authority over former Polish
provinces held by Prussia, but set about to ac
complish their repatriation by force. ,
General Pilsudsky, at the head of affairs in
new Poland, has told Ignace Paderewski he in
tends to manage things in his own way until
the Poles have held an election, when he will
loyally support the will of the people so ex
pressed. This election involves the Poles in Prus
sia, who have been warned not to vote under
pains of being regarded as traitors by the Prus
sian government. To settle the . question
armed forces have clashed, and greater battles
are in prospect.
An outsider is inclined to the opinion that
the Poles, after being in subjection for genera
tions, could have waited a few weeks longer
for their full freedom, when they would lose
nothing of material or even of sentimental value
by so doing. Poland will be restored in full,
but the renewal of the fighting over possession
of the part to which Prussia clings with such a
feeble hold is not an inspiring spectacle. A lit
tle patience would go a long way here.
Huns Try to Dodge Terms.
Like Bret Harte's "Heathen Chinee," "for
ways that are dark and tricks that are vain,"
the Hun mind is peculiar. At thvery outset
of peace under the armistice, Dr. Solf sought to
bamboozle the world into a belief that Germany
could not properly comply with requirements
unless forced to endure hardship and privation
amounting to starvation. The cars and locomo
tives demanded, however, are being delivered.
Now from Coblenz comes accounts of another
of the childish tricks of the vanquished Huns.
In turning over the artillery under conditions
of surrender, the German authorities are pre
senting antiquated and incomplete cannon,
some of the guns dating back as far as 1873.
Why they should. deem it easy to fool Ameri
cans in this matter is not 'clear, but they are
not getting away with it. Some day the super
mind of the superman will reach a point where
it will understand that self-deception fools no
body but the victim. s
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Right in the Spotlight.
Joseph Devlin, whose success in
the recent election is likely to result
in his being chosen parliamentary
leader of the' Irish nationalists, is a
man who counts in the Emerald Isle.
He is, of course, an ardent supporter
of home rule, and has for the last
dozen yearseplayed a prominent part
in the politico-municipal life of Bel
fast, the unionist stronghold, where
he resides. During the years im
mediately preceding the war, when
feeling on the home rule question
was running high, Mr. Devlin's posi
tion in Belfast was anything but un
troubled. He, however, showed him
self equal to every occasion. One of
the secrets of his success lies in the
fact that he is a son of the people.
Born. 46 years ago of working-class
parents, he has made his way by
sheer genius and native ability.
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Supreme court of the United
States upheld the constitutionality
of the selective draft law.
Maj. Gen. George W. Goothals be
came acting quartermaster general
of the United States army.
In Omaha 30. Years Ago Today.
"The Stowaway" got the gallery
good at the Boyd.
They're off in the six-day bicycle
race at the Coliseum with Dingley,
Morgan, Knapp and the "unknown"
bunched on the score board.
The marriage of Hon. C. J. Smyth
and Miss Kate Murphy, daughter of
the late Thomas Murphy of 1811
California street, was solemnized by
Father R. A. Skaffel at the Holy
Family church.
Miss Elsie Butts has returned to
St. Catherines hall at Davenport.
While L. A. Goldsmith is away on
a 30-day visit to Louisville, Ky., his
son is acting garbage master.
J. R. Sovereign, editor of "The
Industrial West" of Atlantic, la., is
considering inducements held , out
by the workingmen to move his pa
per to South Omaha.
The Day We Celebrate.
Abel V. Shotwell, county attorney,
born 1883.
Rear Admiral Casper F. Goodrich,
U. S. N., retired, bom in Philadel
phia 72 years ago.
Gordon Hewart, solicitor general
in the British cabinet, born at Bury,
England, 49 years ago.
This Day in History.
1829 Dr. James B. Angell, for
many years president of the Uni
versity of Michigan, born "at Scitu
ate, R. I. Died at Ann Arbor, Mich.,
April 1, 1916.
1896 President Kruger delivered
Dr. Jameson into custody of the
British high commissioner of Cape
1915 Turkish cruiser Goeben re
ported badly damaged by Russian
1916 Heavy French cannon fire
destroyed German posts near Sois
sons. 1917 Foscani was taken by the
Austro-German invaders of Rou-mania.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
Today is Christmas in the Greek
church. Greek and Russian churches
throughout the world- will hold
special services.
Problems confronting the hat
trade will be discussed by the
American Association of Wholesale
Hatters, meeting in annual conven
tion today at St. Louis.
With a two-day meeting to be
opened in Boston today the Pres
byterian church in the United
States will launch its great cam
paign of what it terms the new era
Mr. Wilson showed some real diplomacy in
1 outlining hit visits while in Rome, 1
Storyette ofthe Day.
A politician who is a great walk
er was out enjoying his favorite rec
reation, says Vice President Mar
shall. After going a few miles he
sat down to rest.
"Want a lift, mister?" asked a
good-natured farmer.
.' "Thank you," responded the poli
tician. "I will avail myself of your
The two rode on in silence for
awhile. Presently, the farmer
"Professional man?"
"Yes," answered the politician,
who was thinking of a bill he had
pending before the house. After
another long pause, the fanner ob
served: "You ain't a lawyer or you'd be
talking you ain't a doctor 'cause
you ain't got a bag, and you ain't a
preacher, from the looks ot you.
What is your profession?"
"I am a politician," was the reply.
The farmer gave a snort of dis
gust. "Politics ain't no profession;
politics is a business," said he.
Daily Cartoonette.
Medical Marvels oj War ,
New York Times.
"The war has taught us how to save mtre
lives than the war has cost."
This is a statement made by Maj, George A.
Stewart of the War Demonstration hospital of
the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research,
who believes that out of the agony and suffer
ing of the recent great struggle will come bene
fits to humanity that will compensate to a large
extent for the lives that were lost and the blood
that was shed. Medicine and surgery have tak
en giant strides during the more than four
years of the war, and the pressing necessity
born through the world's travail has, in the es
timation of Major Stewart, developed medical
science to such an extent that mankind will be
a gainer rather than a loser in the years to
"The countless improvements of. practice,
both in medicine and surgery, made in this war
have advanced our science half a century in
four years," says Major Stewart. "In surgery,
the values and technique of 'chlorination' or the
use of some combination of chlorine for the de
struction of malignant germs which gave rise to
pus have been learned as never before. There
is no longer any good excuse for persistence of
"The development of the 'Carrel-Dakin'
method of treating all manner of infected
wounds by periodic irrigation with Dakin fluid
(a noncaustic hypochlorite) marked an extra
ordinary advance. And in this the method is as
important as the fluid. It is being taught to
surgeons the world over.
"Out of 45 patients in the War Demonstra
tion hospital suffering from empyema we re
turned 35 fo the front. Empyema is pus in the
chest cavity. It often follows penumonia. and
hitherto has been highly fatal. There has been
an unusual amount of empyema in New York
this year of a very serious type. But the death
rate has been lessened by the modern treatment.
"Other wonderful advances have been made,
for example, in X-ray work, in knowledge of
the gas bacillus which causes a form of gan
grene, in the serum treatment for prevention
of cure of such diseases as typhoid fever, lock
jaw, pneumonia, meningitis, etc. These les
sons will save far more lives in the long run
than the war has cost."
Nor is Major Stewart the only man of re
pute to hold such views. Josephus Daniels, sec
retary of the navv, also believes that innumer
able blessings will arise from the lessons that
have been taught by stern necessity in time of
storm and stress.
J "One of the compensations for the tragedy
of the war." he said recently, "is the fact that
an enlightened opinion is behind the organized
campaign to protect the youth against con
tagious disease.
; "The campaign begun in war to insure the
military fitness of men for fighting is quite as
necessary to save man for civil efficiency."
Sir Almroth Wright, in The London Lancet,
the most famous medical journal in the world,
says that "the Carrel-Dakin method (of treat
ing infected wounds) is far the most important
contribution to surgical technique since the
beginning of the war."
But this is only one of countless other
epoch-making methods that have arisen tri
umphant over the blood and brutality of the
boche. There is the famous ambrine treatment
for burns that was so successfully administered
in the Ambrine hospital for the French wound
ed at Compiegne by Miss Elsie de Wolfe and
other nurses a treatment that proved a god
send for agonized poilus suffering from flam
menwerfer wounds. Nor should one forget
the marvelous anaesthetic discovered by Gor
don Edwards, a young American humanitarian,
which could be sprayed upon gaping raw
wounds and burns, relieving the exquisite
agony of the patient and enabling physicians to
apply and remove bandages without the wound
ed man feeling the slightest pain.
Before this war the doctors didn't know
much about the habits and habitats of that pest,
the louse, uthich has probably been with us
since the first crack of dawn. But the war
gave this creature another name, and it wasn't
long before all the world was talking of the
"cootie," which became the familiar of the sol
dier in the trench and helped make war even
more like Sherman said it was.' The "cootie,"
at first taken somewhat as a joke, became a ser
ious menace, for physicians discovered that he
was the greatest little disease carrier on earth,
compared with which the New Jersey mosquito
was as nothing. It is now generally admitted
that the "cootie" transmitted more disease dur
ing the war than any other single agency. But
now the doctors know all that is to be known
about this pest, and have learned to muzzle the
"cootie," so to speak.
Disease in time of war has always caused
more deaths than shot and shell. This was the
case during the brief Spanish-American war,
and history has repeated itself during the war
that has just ended. In this connection it is in
teresting to record the established fact that the
total death roll of the United States forces in
the war was just about one-half of the toll ex
acted of us by the recent epidemic of Snanish
influenza. Nor should it be overlooked that, in
times of neace, the deaths annually from indus
trial accidents in this country are estimated to
be approximately 30,000. In many accidents
where the patient is not killed, he or she
emerges from the hospital a hopeless cripple.
But the new surgerv. the surgery developed
during the' war, will not onlv save many of
these industrial victims, but will help to restore
to usefulness the lame and the halt and the
In a hospital in Milan, Italy, they have been
experimenting successfully with a new appara
tus which insures immobility of the mouth and
jaws, and thus makes it possible for the phy
sician to rebuild, reshape and even to actually
restore, lost functions to men who were suffer
ing from mouth wounds. This marvelous jaw
lock consists of two light metal arches, one of
which is placed on the outside of the lower
range of teeth and the other on the upper range,
the whole being fastened to the teeth by metal
ligaments in such fashion that no movement of
tlje mouth can! distract the physician at work.
And while the work goes on, the patient is fed
by means of liquid food inserted between the
interstices of the teeth.. By means of this con
trivance the wonder worker in surgery can
practically make over a human face.
Connected with this amazing hospital in
Milan, where war remnants are made over into
presentable human beings, is a factory where
artificial palates, jaw bones and other parts are
manufactured. Some of the products that come
from this factory are said to be such astound
ing substitutes for nature's own handiwork that
it is often difficult to tell where nature left off
and modern science began.
Equally amazing strides have been made in
the manufacture of artificial limbs, which are
so cunningly substituted by the attending sur
geons that the victim of war has all the appear
ance of being a whole mail. In other words,
the war has made it necessary for the surgeon
to understand the humaranatomy as the skilled
mechanician understands a machine that he has
helped to build from the ground up. And so
familiar have the doctors become with every
conceivable sort of disfigurement and mutila
tion, that a gruesome new art has grown up
an art 'that smacks of miracles and magic, but
is based on common sense, observation of de
tail, and a supernormal skill.
One Resolution to Keep.
New Year" resolutions are to be respected as
far as they go. but the main problem is whether
the new crop revokes the old. There is the
historic "patch" resolution of the dead year
a famous emblem cf patriotic devotion and
wifely skill. Is it good for another year? Let
its paternal sponsor speak the favorable word
which will hold the patch on the spot and sus
tain its respectability, at least until Uncle Sam
gets through with his wool auction.1
Wooster's Rejoinder to Kunh.
Silver Creek, Neb., Dec, 31. To
the Editor of The Bee: Mr. John
Hush of Omaha says he always
roads my letters with Rreat pleas
ure, which shows thg.t he is a man of
keen perceptive faculties, of a fine
discriminating taste and sound
judgment. I am flattered feel
"chesty;" I would be less than hu
man if I did not. then praises
my newspaper dope and ends his
aean with the eomewhat doubtful
compliment that I am usually "more
or less logical." Having thus given
myself, conceit and vanity a slap
in the face, and started nie on the
down grade to despondency and de
spair, quite regardless of , danger to
me from an attack of "flu," he es
say to complete the job by throw
ing several pails of cold water all
over me in setting up that in my
recent letter to The Bee in regard
to the present demand for Irish in
dependence I did not know whut
I was talking about. I am desolate
and undone. Really. Mr. Editor, do
you not think Mr. Rush should be
prosecuted on a charge of cruelty
to animals?
Now I admit that I am ignorant
of Irish affairs; but it was not neces
sary that Mr. Rush should say all
that right out loud before folks. I
admit that am not familiar with
the story of Irish warriors and
poets; of her fairies and fables; of
her chieftains and ancient kings; of
her gods, goblins, superstitions,
saints and myths; ol her fierce do
mestic strifes, bickerings and bat
tles; and of her constant friction,
quarreling and fighting with her
English neighbors, who, like herself,
were crushed beneath the Norman
heel. And I submit that It is not
necessary that one should know
about all these things In order to
arrive at an Intelligent conclusion as
to what, under present conditions, is
best for Ireland, best for the Brit
ish empire and best for the world:
nor is such knowledge necessary in
order to form an Intelligent opinion
even as to what Is expecHejit.
In my letter above referred to, if
I may repeat without particularly
attempting to argue them, I made
three principal points: (1) that by
reason of their opposition to the
cause of the entente allies in the
late war, the Irish were not In a
favorable position to ask. for inde
pendence; (2) that they would not
get It if they did ask for it and, in
my opinion, ought not to have If
and (S) that appeals to Wilson for
support would be In vain.
When he says the Irish did sup
port the cause of the entente al
lies up to the time of the side-tracking
of the home rule by Lloyd
George, Mr. Rush admits my first
contention they were in fact
against England. In that they were
guilty of a fatal error. The woman
suffragists showed more wisdom,
more patriotism, more practical
common sense, and at the beginning
of the war quit their burnings and
other disorderly work, dropped
everything and stood loyally and de
votedly for their country against the
common enemy, and see one result,
even before the war is ended they
have the suffrage and are voting for
members of. Parliament. But the
Irish, unlike, the women of England,
undertook, aa In the South African
war, to make "England's difficulty
Ireland's opportunity," even to the
destruction of the British empore.
If I were an Englishman or Ca
nadian, an Australian, a South
African or even a native of black
India, I would never consent to the
Independence of Ireland. As an
American I will not consent. With
the British we have been friends
for a hundred years; we need the
British empire in our business and
independence for Ireland would
mean weakness for Britain and
strength for her enemies. Who can
doubt that with Irish Independence
during the late war, we should have
had German submarine nests In
plenty on the Irish coast and that
long before now the kaiser
would have been dictating terms of
peace from the palace of Versailles?
Work of the Mints.
New York Herald: No gold was
coined by the United States mints
during the fiscal year 1918 for the
first time since the enactment of the
coinage Jaws of 1873. The mints,
however, worked 24 hours a day to
meet the demand for subsidary sil
ver coins of which the unprecedent
ed amount of $35,000,000 was pro
duced an unfailing evidence of ac
tive retail trade.
Seeing Things
Herr Harden talks like an editor
ial prophet who knew what would
happen at the start and didn't dare
say so. At the start he remarked
the war was a good thing for Ger
many and would, be all over in 40
days or somethirrg like that.
American soldiers around Cobleng
are getting on merrily with the
youngsters, especially when snow
falls. Together they coast the hills
round about and have all the noisy
joyous sport of the homeland. The
huge mounted figure of the first
Wirhelm visions the strange spec
tacle without "batting a lid."
China promptly flies a claim on
the property the Germans stole dur
ing the Boxer rebellion. The proper
ty consists of valuable bronze , as
tronomical instruments, including
two massive revolving globes, which
the robbers unblushingly displayed
as decorations at the entrance of the
1'otsdam palace.
The Quirinal palace in Rome Is
the least pretending of the palaces
viBited by President Wilson. Out
wardly the building has little to
attract attention. Its walls flank
the sidewalk, Neither ground space
nor pillared gates lend an air of
royul exclusion. In siase only is it
distinguished from its surroundings.
A large open court within gives the
visitor a close inside view of a ram
bling structure built by the popes In
the heyday of temporal power. Half
a, score of rooms accessible to visit
ors are simply furnished, bespeak
ing the economical necessities of the
House of Savoy. In times past
friendly monarchs lent a helping
hand in the decorations, as is evi
denced In the Chinese and Japanese
rooms, a Russian and a German
room. The queen's reception room
dazzles with a maze of mirrors
framed In red and gold. Simplicity
with the democratic touch abounds
in the king's den, so-called, where
the color tones of smoky lincrusta
matches an elaborately carved cigar
case within reaching distance of a
cozy circle of easj chairs. However
the majordomo of 'the Quirinal is not
surpassed anywhere In gorgeoueness
of regalia and" Imposing plumage.
"Even tt a east Damocles lied
word hanging over Mm."
"Just like a married men with order!
to (el hnme at a certain time. " I.nuiavtUa
Courier-Journal, ,
Jones r thought y oil Intended setting
rlit of Mra. Hrovvn In suih a hurry?
Mn. Jones Huh, how could I when
she interrupted me every five minutes?
"Po sou believe everything he tel's
you ?"
"Then why do ynu listen to hlni?"
"Because ho tell.i his fibl.-e eo enter
tainingly," Ketrolt Krre ''res
He (angrily) Ion't ynu think In theet
hard times you might lontrlxa to mahs
both tn (In niaet ?
Sho (coldly) That's veiy easy. IT have
on end rativ rtshaek durk ami the othet
end chicken salad Hiilhime. Ameiican.
"Couldn't you have fixed iid the flhve:
yourself ?" hMiccI Mm. I'liiiKginn. t
"Yfi1," answered her hu.':tmnd: "lej'
I Ilka to take It to the shop once In I
while. The, repair mint has a harel
temper and the way he talks about I
gives mo imue new -Ideas. V vy-uihuigttil
Everybndy'a doing It the big and III til
The prlneoletJ anil the dukeh:la jnd d.i
bryo kalnerliiign;
E'en Knver I'aaha'a grabbed some go
and ahot lh chines that run
Kroin European palaces Into oblivion.
The fad haa crossed the water, and oui
own great McAdoo
Haa cSught the trend of fashion and hi
abdicated, too;
And Kyan. also, growing tired of aeria'.
Will Boon return to Issuing hla gllt-edgei
copper shares,
I would not be a kit surprised to see th(
gun resign
His lighting contract, and the moon and
stara refuse to shine. '
Kor Dr. Harry Garfield, In a manner most
Haa signified hla wish to leave his thront
of anthracite;
And we can eat until our belt once rnnn
our middles fit,
For Herbert Hoover so they say hasairt
up and quit.
Oeorge Creel and Bruce Blelaskl their no
tice, too, are giving.
Lo! everybody abdicates but old HI Cos;i
Minna Irving In New York Herald.
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.Florida, Southern &
Gulf Coast Resorts
The land of winter sunshine, outdoor sports and recreative x
pastime's awaits you and beckons to you. .
Every day you may enjoy golf on excellent courses, motoring
over splendid roads, sport fishing in lakes, rivers or gulf.
You will meet congenial people from every part of the coun
try and the social diversions are as varied as they are attractive.
There are available accommodations suited to every taste
and every purse.
This incomparable winter vacation (and is reached quickly
and comf ortably by the thru sleeping car service now in operation.
Thru Trains Daily From
St, Louis and Kansas City
Thru Pullman service to all leading Southern resorts is af
forded by numerous trains leaving St. Louis and Kansas City daily
at convenient hours.
Winter tourist tickets at reduced fares on sale daily, good
returning until May 31st. '
For illustrated booklet, schedules, routes, fares and other details, apply
Consolidated Ticket Office
Union Pacific Building