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Another week of talk in congress is under
The auto-stealing business is due for a
The broth in the police department seems
to have been spoiled, all right.
What to do with the kaiser? Still he's made
t start at answering that question himself.
The city physician pronounces the "flu" epi
demic locally dead. No one to object, either.
If King Manuel really has returned to Por
tugal he is a bigger chump than we took
Even at the risk of letting a bootlegger get
way, something might be done to discourage
Taking advantage of the fine weather, the
utoists are swelling the list of accidents in a
Gemenceau may be a "tiger," but he is also
something of a peacemaker when he sets out
in that direction.
Hohenrollern are reported to have voted
it the recent German election. Why shouldn't
they, being citizens of the country?
The rjh to register at the Central High
school is a further proof that the war is over
ind things are getting back to normal in
Whenever Nebraska builds a new capitol it
must at least be creditable to a great and grow
ing state destined to take first rank in the Trans
Clarence Mackay sees no reason for raising
telephone rates. Maybe this is because Mr.
Mackay does not own an "independent" line
that has never paid expenses.
Chicago "reds" certainly gave the "grand
mother" of the outfit a regulation reception.
She must have though for a moment that she
was back in that dear old Petrograd.
Never was partisanship driven so hard as
by Nebraska democrats when in control of the
legislature. Why this loud squawking at the
prospect of a little of their own medicine?
'Tom" Marshall's pious wish that all bol
sheviki be hanged recalls the remark made by
George Harvey a year ago:' "Can you imagine
Newton D. Baker signing a death warrant?"
Omaha parks are to remain primarily parks
for the'public, with golf as a secondary consid
eration. This is as it should be. Golf is all
right, but it ought not to drive non-players
away from the public playgrounds.
A former governor of Nebraska has been
elected justice of the peace in Mississippi.
Whether or not this is a promotion is not clear,
but we endorse the judgment of the voters who
selected him for the responsible office.
Secretary Wilson of the Labor department
says that within six months business will be in
full swing in America. We hope so, but you
will note the secretary sets the date after the
expiration of the democratic congress.
Another batch of I. W. W. convicts has
reached Leavenworth prison. Unfortunately
for them, they were sentenced in a civil court,
and so can not be given honorable discharge
by the secretary of war.
Mr, McAdoo's suggestion that a five-year
extension of railroad control is needed to aid
in development of the inland waterways comes
like an after-thought. No very good reason
exists why water and rail transportation may
not be developed side by side, to the everlast
ing good of the commerce of the country.
"Marvels" That Failed
It will disappoint many to learn that the
"Liberty fuel," which was discovered by gov
ernment officials, when put to the test proves
to be a benzol compound, not easily produced,
not cheap and not more satisfactory than any
of the commercial gasolines used for power.
At the same time, if this result of the examina
tion of the Liberty fuel by the government ex
perts, including those of the bureau of stand
ards, be taken as it should, the effect on the
public will prove beneficial, particularly so if the
idea is spread broadcast that in many so-called
discoveries of this kind nothing should be taken
tor granted until competent bureaus of the gov
ernment have passed on it. For as organized
today, the various bureaus of the government
present a group of research laboratories,
manned by experts not equaled anywhere. And
if the public may be easily deceived by glib
claims of those who would run a furnace on the
refuse of ash pits for automobiles on a little
kerosene plus water, these government experts
ire an entirely different group of men. If con
gress and the departments would but refer all
such claims of discoveries and inventions to the
proper groups, including the patent office, what
is excellent and useful in such things as the
Liberty fuel would be quickly definitely ascer
tained, while the essential monshine that lies in
new fuels, new gasolines and Garabed motors
would be found out with equal facility and duly
In the present case, the experts are frank as
to the real value of the Liberty fuel, but the
public is not led astray, nor are those who may
use it led into unwarranted Beliefs as to its effi
cacy. Since, as a rule, inventions and discov
eries represent slow and penetrating studies and
are not arrived at overnight except in the cir
culars of promoters and in the minds of unbal
anced claimants, it is worth while to have our
experts suggest the cautions that the public
should act upon. Philadelphia Ledget
READJUSTMENT A PAINFUL PROCESS.
Turning from peace to war upset the coun
try to an extent hardly yet relalized, and turn
ing back from war to peace overnight has com
pleted the shaking up of business. One of the
natural results of this is a confusion of ideas.
General March says the plan of demobilizing
the army by units was adopted because to have
selected for discharge men for whom industrial
applications were made would have necessitated
examination of each soldier as to his special
qualifications. Nathan A. Smyth, assistant di
rector general of the United States employment
What the country needs is not an indis
criminate immediate discharge of all sol
diers; it wants more speed in getting out
those who have positions awaiting them. The
army is already taking steps to meet this sit
uation. Evenmore important is the stimula
tion of industry. The federal government is
not only failing to take effective steps to
stimulate; it is actively and to a dangerous
degree retarding industrial development.
Here is a complete indictment of the ad
ministration, not on the score of its war pro
gram, but for its interference with the ordinary
course of business under peace conditions. Con
gress must share with the cabinet for failure
to move. The Weeks resolution, offered many
months ago, would have cleared the way to
some extent at least; it still lingers in commit
tee, overshadowed by the Overman production,
brought in for its political effect and serving to
smother what was intended to produce a service
the country now sadly needs.
The railroad situation, the seizure of the
wires, the delay in enactment of a revenue law
and failure to liquidate war contracts these are
the outstanding features of a program of
procrastination, interfering with and discourag
ing enterprise. The country will undoubtedly
muddle through this as it has through many
other crises, but the process is painful, although
at the present time the cause is obvious.
Great Business Secret Exposed.
In the course of his testimony before a con
gressional committee, Mr. J. Ogden Amour di
vulged the secret of his concern's success.
"Hard work and nerve" is the foundation of
the immense establishment of which he is the
head. This ought to be true, and probably is
true, of every commercial or industrial enter
prise that has survived the shocks and surprises
that wait along the way. Hard .work is easily
understood; it is patient, indusirious application
of every alert faculty to the undertaking in
hand. Without it no venture can be brought to
profit. But hard work alone is not enough.
Along with the application of energy must go
direction that is both prudent and daring. Pru
dence is neither rashness nor cowardice. It is
the faculty of carefully weighing all the
chances, for and against, and determining the
course to be pursued. When this has been
chosen, the hard work and nerve will carry the
matter ojlong to the goal. Bu.t without these
factors, failure is foreordained. No magical
formula for business success ha's yet been dis
covered, but the combination so tersely stated
by Mr. Armour has in it the essential elements
on which all eminence must rest.
Consolidated Schools in Nebraska.
Failure of .independent school districts to
take advantage of the opportunity afforded by
the Ollis law to effect consolidation has moved
some of the legislators to propose making the
law compulsory. This is open to some serious
objections. The consolidated country school
has some distinct qualities in 'advance of the
smaller institutions it is to supersede. It brings
the better methods of teaching employed in the
communities, and provides for the boys and
girls opportunity not to be had in the "district"
school. This has been well argued and is ad
mitted by any who have made investigation.
The fact that in none of the Nebraska counties
has any step been taken under the Ollis law
does not argue that the state is backward in its
educational system. Some other reason should
be sought for, and the situation ought to be
thoroughly examined before any attempt is
made to enforce adoption of the new system.
That the schools of the state are coming
in for much attention from the lawmakers is
manifest by the number of bills affecting them
now pending. The Bee ventures to suggest
that careful consideration be given these meas
ures from every viewpoint before definite action
is taken on any. Much harm may be done in
an ill-advised attempt to serve the best interests
of the state's educational system.
Russian Muddle Getting Worse.
Evidence is plenty that the Russian situation
is not improving under the palliatives sought
to be administered from Paris. So far none of
the several governments has expressed hearty
approval or even concurrence in the suggested
conference. On the other hand, the strength of
the bolsheviki appears to be increasing. Armed
forces of disorder are making headway against
the Czecho-Slovak army on the one side and
the allied trops on the other. Unless the in
tervention movement is made more vigorous, it
will prove a complete failure.
Neither America nor Great Britain is espe
cially anxious to go ahead with the effort to
tranquilize Russia by arms. Japan is already
withdrawing a portion of the force it sent into
Siberia, while France still holds to the idea that
only by a sufficient show of power can the
bolsheviki be put down. Moderation is for the
moment wasted on the anarchists, and the ques
tion is narrowing down to the point where the
nations will have to decide whether to go in
strong enough to control, or to allow the dis
ease to run its course. All are interested in
restoring order in Russia, and all agree jUiat this
can not be done while the bolshevik madness
A small expedition has failed; request for
conference has been disdained, and now the final
experiment of feeding the hungry is' to be tried.
If that does not quiet the lunacy, determined in
tervention or abandonment remain. In the
choice America will have much influence. How
will it be exerted?
Give the street railway company a credit
mark for adding a "stop" for the convenience
of strangers going to the station from the
group of big hotels on Eighteenth street. Now
if the company will only label the cars so in
coming visitors can tell which cars go up Far
nam street, it can earn another credit
" The democrats are always for nonpartisan
ship when it means water In their mill Other
wise they're agin' it,
The Constitution During the
War and Afterward.
By Henry Wollman, in the Annalist
The government did some radical things as
war measures that it could, however, with some
added restrictions, and with ample provisions
for the protection of the citizens, have done in
times of peace. The most notable of these is
the "seizing" of the railroads and telegraph and
I assume that the federal government has
the constitutional right to acquire and operate
railroad, telegraph and telephone lines, just as
it operates the mails. I do not, at the moment,
recall any decisions directly on this point, but
I assume that with the present disposition of
the courts not to let constitutional provisions
interfere any further than possible with progres
sive legislation, the United States supreme
court would decide that the government had the
power to acquire the railroads, etc. It could
not in time of peace do so by "seizing" them.
It would have to pass a law establishing a
proper tribunal which, after a full and fair
hearing, should assess the value of them, giving
the owners and the government the right of ap
peal to the courts. The government, however,
could, after such a law were passed and such
a tribunal established, take possession of the
railroads before the value was determined, pro
vided ample and proper provision were made
for the payment to the owners of assessed
value, as the same should be finally fixed by the
courts. I do not believe that the government
could appropritate to itself simply the use of
the railroads for a definite or indefinite time,
except in times of emergency.
It the government desires to acquire the rail
roads, the question will arise, must it pay for
them in money, or can it pay in bonds or other
securities? I am inclined to believe that while
a corporation like a street railroad, for the use
of which property is condemned, can pay only
in money, where the government takes property
under its power of condemnation, it can pay for
it in bonds or securities that would be regarded
as the equivalent of money. What I have said
and will say about railroads, does and will apply
equally to telegraph and telephone companies.
Personally, I am opposed to any government
owning and operating anything that can be
operated as well and efficiently by individuals,
with no great expense to the using or consum
ing public. I believe that in a republic, which
is and always should be the land of opportunity,
no avenue of competition that can safely be
kept open should be closed, and that no chance
for the individual to climb by his own exer
tions, from the very bottom to the very top,
should be taken away. I hope it will always be
possible in this country that a boy can start in
with a railroad as messenger or water boy, or
something else equally as unimportant, and in
IS or 20 years, become the president of the
road, as is the case with more than two-thirds
of the present presidents of railroads in this
country. The public will get better service
where the individual operates the railroads than
where any government operates them. I be
lieve that a private corporation could take a
contract to operate various departments of the
city of New York or the United States at 75 per
cent of the present cost and, although calling
on the employes to work exactly the same num
ber of hours, could do the work as well or better
than it is now done, end yet earn very hand
some profits. No one who has had occasion to
use government-operated railroads or telegraph
lines in Europe could or would, on the ground
of service to the patron, favor governmental
ownership of railroads and telegraph companies
in this country. Let the railroads and telegraph
companies fight and compete with each other as
to who can give the best service, and, by thus
winning favor with the public, obtain the great
The government, after the close of this war,
should return the railroads to their owners, but
treat them with justice, which it has not done
for quite a few years, i. e., it should give them
a decent chance to live.
While I believe that the government should
not acquire these public utilities, I am of the
opinion that it has the legal right to do so. Has
the government, however, the? right to continue
to operate the railroads 10 years or even five
years after the close of the war, as it has
been suggested that it should do? I think not.
If the government wishes-to continue to operate
them, for anything beyond an absolute neces
sary period after the termination of the war,
it must acquire the actual ownership of them
under proper legal proceedings.
Many conservative, high-class financiers
would like to see the capital issues committee,
which decides what stocks and securities may
be issued or may not be issued, continued for all
time by the federal government. I do not see
how it can be done constitutionally. Every law
yer must, however, hesitate greatly in express
ing an opinion as. to, whether a proposed meas
ure will be declared to be constitutional or un
constitutional. What would have been held to
be rankly and shockingly unconstitutional in
1900 might be decided to be perfectly all fight
As to whether a law will be declared to be
constituional or otherwise depends to no little
extent on the personnel of the tribunal that
passes upon the question. I believe that if
Judge Hughes had not resigned from the bench
of the United States supreme court the Adam
son eight-hour law, which, by a narrow ma
jority, was declared constitutional, would have
been declared invalid. Many important laws
that have been adjudged constitutional were so
decided by a badly divided court, and the re
verse of that is equally true. The margin be
tween deciding it one way or the other was al
most a "toss up." So, how can any one, in an
age like this, say with any degree of positiveness
or assurance that any law is constitutional or
Some of the states have passed what are
called "blue-sky laws," prohibiting the wild and
reckless creation and sale of stocks, the value
of which was to be found only in the blue skies.
A state may lawfully enact laws that the fed
eral government, under its much more limited
legislative powers, could not pass. The "blue
sky laws" passed by the states were deemed
by some to be infractions of the state constitu
tions, and the federal constitution as well, but
they were sustained by the state courts, and re
cently sustained by the United States supreme
court. As a grosrid for sustainingvthe constitu
tionality of a federal law creating a capital is
sues committee in times of peace it might be
claimed that as long as the government may be
compelled to issue Liberty bonds it ought to
have the right to protect itself against unfair
competition from wildcat issues of stocks and
(To Be Continued.)
The Day We Celebrate.
G. A. Rohrbough, president American Se
curity company, born 1859.
Rear Admiral H. G. O. Colby, U. S. N., re
tired, who rendered notable service as a war
worker in France, born at New Bedford, Mass.,
73 years ago.
In Omaha 30 Years Ago.
The Elks held their lodge of sorrow with
Gen. John C. Cowin as the eulogist.
Corrinne appeaed at the Boyd in Monte
Cristo, Jr.," but it is remarked she is no longer
the little tot she used to be in the grime and
dust of Cinderella's kitchen.
Cigars were the order of the day at the
meeting of the county board at the expense of
Commissioner Corrigan. It's a boy.
Postmaster Gallagher had a combat with the
curbstone on stepping off of a cable car at
Twentieth and Dodge, with the result that he is
wearing his right optic in mourning.
A marriage license was issued to John C
Meyers, aged 60. to wed A. Fredericks Ruhe,
Extra Tay for Soldiers.
Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 12. To the
Editor of The Bee: Your article in
yesterday's Bee providing for six
months' pay for returning soldiers
and sailors until they can get em
ployment and restore themselves to
"at least partial former environ
ments," strikes a. popular chord and
should be not only encouraged but
demanded, especially in light of
events of the last day or two when
so many cases are being reported of
soldiers being stranded In mnnv of
our cities. The $100,000,000 had bet
ter be made available for this pur
pose than that for which it is asked.
Surely the government cannot do
less. I know of many Instances where
our boys have sacrificed not only
lucrative employment and successful
business enterprises and, in some
cases, even giving away thplr last
suit of clothes before enlisting for
the defense of their country, and
while some have relatives and friends
to welcome their return, many have
not and should be provided for.
Push the movement to the limit.
J. O. DE LAND.
Cause of Bolshevism.
North Platte, Neb., Jan. 20. To
the 1'ditor of The Bee: We have
been reading so much lately about
bolshevism and so many people try
ing to figure out the cause for its
rapid spread amongst us. We be
lieve a little sober thinking will give
us the correct answer. We saw, a
few days ago, that Burke Cochran,
an eminent orator and lawyer, de
fined it as standing for Justice for
the masses of the people. If that
be true, then we may discover the
reason. Ben Howe, secretary of the
Community Council of Defense, in
the hearing of the harbor boatmen's
wage complaints, under thefuspices
of the War Labor board, declared
that in 1817 every 12th citizen of
New York City had been burled In
a pauper's grave in the potters field,
and that 20,000 children that are
being taken care of by the City of
New York, Mr. Howe states, are the
children of underpaid people and the
high cost of living, he states, partly
due to profiteering by brokers and
sabotage by manufacturers.
Now, the foregoing conditions are
not confined to New York City, as
they exist in about every large city
in the country and in many smaller
ones. Under these circumstances,
when congress votes $100,000,000 to
feed the peoples of other countries,
and suggests it ought to be four
times as much, and doesn't say a
word about their own people that are
in the same condition and whom it
is their duty to first protect; consid
er this and you will discover the real
bolshevlst factory. The longer such
legislation continues the more bol
shevism will spread and flourish. It
is a good and holy thing to be char
itable, but don't neglect your own
family, whom It Is your duty to
attend to first of all.
The Melting of the Ice.
Omaha, Jan. 22. To the Editor
of The Bee: One 20th century solu
tion of economical and political, as
well as communication and trans
portation, problems, by favoring a
better understanding and greater
confidence between peoples, will
cause the appearance of many now
unfoiseen developments and in all
probability measurably facilitate the
correct settlement of racial and oth
er Issues, formerly considered too
deep, or fraught with perilous pos
sibilities. The removal of imperialistic op
pression, race fears and hatreds, be
sides the holding out of immunity
from menacing want, will, in time,
raise the aim of humankind and
open the eyes of the less progressive
tribes to the greater advantage of
co-operation in our common climb
up the everlasting path. Consequent
ly, the adjustments and interming
ling of rates will be accomplished
to tneir best interests, without un
To pass by the well-known situa
tion in Europe, growing out of tho
war or liberation, there is, for ex
ample, the Arabs, a wonderful peo
ple, whose philosophers kept the
lights a-burning to steady thu nerve
and waning morale of humanity,
while passing through the dark
chasm following the German ca
tastrophe and this "made the renais
sance possible." To them will be
given new life, more enhanced to be
sure by finding as neighbors their old
kinsfolk, the Hebrews.
Then we will have a safe outlet
for the overflow of Mongolian races
am6ng their kindred in South and
Central America, if not in Old Mexi
co. . Probably before waters separat
ed our continent from theirs, Asi
atics (only to a minor extent Egyp
tians) settled these vast territories.
The Mongols or semi-Mongols, who
are easily acclimatized almost any
where, will solve the immigration
problem and insure development of
these countries, where the whites are
handicappd by an enervating climate
in most parts.
As the world begins to feel secure,
because of the wisdom of penalizing
unjuft aggression between the clans
of man, great racial movements as
these, rationally executed to the fur
therance of progress, will be looked
upon without fear. II. MKLL.
2017 Leavenworth street
SAID IN FUN. "
Curious One And did It not get on
your nerves terribly when -Hun plane
started up In pursuit?" Q
Aviator Teh; made rna soar." Life.
"Thoie socks I knitted for you, did
you wear 'em?"
'Yes, I wore 'em and they made ins all
the more determined to get the war over
In a hurry." -Judge.
"Look here, now, Harold," said father
to his little son, who was naughty, "if you
don't say your prayers you won't go to
"I don't want to go to Heaven." sobbed
th" boy. "I want to go with, you and
mother." Pearson's Weekly.
(Santa Claus' reindeer come to Peggy
and Billy Belgium In great trouble, be
cause Santa Claus has been lost, with
Christmas only two days away. They all
start for Santa Claus' home to begin the
In Santa Clans' Palace.
Jangle!" sang the sleighbells
in a jolly tune as the rein
deer raced over the housetops. The
pace was swift, but not too swift for
Peggy to see many a hopeful little
face looking out for Santa Claus.
In less time than it takes to tell of
It, they dashed through a terrific
blizzard and found themselves out
side a huge palsee of Ice. But the
great gates were closed and the pal
ace seemed silent and dead.
The reindeer lined up against the
gate, and at a signal from Prancer
they began to kick vigorously. Their
kicking jingled their bells in a merry
Christmas chime, while the beat of
their hoofs on the gate was like the
playing of a toy xylophone.
The response to this signal was
astonishing. The top of every arch
and turret and ,tower flew open and
They found themselves outside
huge palace of ice.
OlN OUT TO SEE
WHAT I CflM SHOOT WITH
MY NEU) q-UN?J7
Stale Press Comment
Hastings Tribune: The Nebraska
Bottler's association is to meet In
Omaha this month. That ought to
be a corker of a meeting.
Norfolk News: Gov. McKelvIe
tells employes that "service"' Is to be
their watthword. If Gov. McICelvie
can put it across he will be rendering
a service to the state that ought to
be recognized with a medal.
Wayne Herald: The weather thus
far this winter has been mild enough
to satisfy the most particular. It
this variety keeps up until spring, we
may then look back and pomt to
1918-1919 as a veritable open winter.
Burt County Herald: The demo
crats caught a tartar when they
grabbed the railroads. It was too
big a Job for Mr. McAdoo, he flew
the coop to get away from a
failure. Now mey are asking tho
republicans to assist them in un
scrambling the mess. -
Nebraska City Press: If Nebraska
county officials are expected to cope
with the organized bootleggers who
are operating between Omaha and
"somewhere in Missouri" they must
be equipped with some other sort of
motive power than flivvers. Chasing
a bootlegger who is driving a high
powered automobile with a Henry
IVd is nothing less than a farce.
Harvard Courier: Express rates
are so balled up nowdays that about
the only thing an agent can do when
he accepts a package for shipment is
to shut his eyes and make a guess at
the rate. Nebraska rates have np
parently been raised more than a
hundred per cent. This will mean
that lots of small packages will k
by mail and this is said to be tho
object of the raise, to force people to
use the parcel post, but the mall
service is as badly out of joint as the
express service, so don't exneo.t much
real service from either of them.
WHEN THE BOYS COME HOME
Blow loud the siren whistle,
Make ten thousand kinds of noise,
Let us give a hearty welcome.
To the coming of the boys.
The hoys who tauuht the kaiser
And his bloody handed hoard.
That In this war for freedom,
Their brains surpassed the sword.
They fought like men. and not like fiend?,
And never once did yield,
A foot of ground they once had won
On Belgium's bloody field.
They fought the battle of the Just,
And for a Holy cause,
And never once did they transgress
Divine or Human laws.
They never wronged a woman.
And they never maimed a child,
They respected laws of warfare.
And no sacred place defiled.
Of all the mighty armies
Since the days of Adam's fall.
The one beneath the Stars and Stripes,
s the bravest of them all.
And while we give this welcome,
To the boys who're coming home,
We think of wife and mother
Who Is sitting there alone.
This cruel war upon her life
Has left a lasting scar.
As she gases at the little flag
That holds the golden star.
For on the battlefields of Francs,
There stands a little cross,
That marks a mother's blighted hopes,
And marks a mother's loss.
There lies our nation's heroes,
Thers lies our honored dead,
Where the poppy sheds its perfume.
And bows Its crimson head.
"May ths God who rules the universe,
And marks the sparrows' fall,"
Be kind to wife and mother,
Who gave the world her all.
Our prayers will all be with her
As she weeps, and weeps alona,
For ws know her heart Is breaking
As the soldier boys come home.
Omaha. J. S. HUNTER.
"I prescribe grapefruit
for all my patients and
tell them to be sure and
as other grapefruit to the
Atwood is as cider apples
Sold only under this trademark.
out of each popped a grinning Jack-in-the-box.
At the same instant
hundreds of toy soldiers appeared on
the walls, half of them blowing toy
trumpets, half of them beating toy
drums. The palace windows were
sprung open, and scores of pretty
dolls leaned forh.
"Ho, ho, did you find Santa
Claus?" roared the Jacks.
"Hurrah, hurrah for Santa Claus:"
shouted the soldiers.
"Dear, dear Santa Claus. Take us
to our little girl mammas," shrilled
"We haven't found Santa Claus," J
announced Prancer. "But we havo
The toys didn't wait for him to ex
plain. They gave a great groan.
Then snap, went the Jacks into the
boxes. Crash and blooey, went the
soldiers, vanishing from the wall.
Bang, went the windows, as the dolls
jerked inside. In an instant the
castle was again silent.
But now the gates swung open,
and the reindeer dashed within.
Peggy and Billy Belgium were
filled with wonder at what they saw.
The palace was like a great factory
and store combined. In the .centet
was a long corridor off of which
opened countless rooms with walls
of pure ice so clear one could look
right through. In each room were
work tables, on which lay partly fin
ished toys. On the shelves were a
few sample toys. It took but a
glance to see that work had been
stopped before it was fairly started.
"You see how Santa Claus left
things!" said Prancer, sadly pointing
to the empty shelves.
"Find Santa Claus right away,
Princess Peggy," cried all the rein
deer. "Find Santa Claus!" came a
chorus of toy voices from all the
rooms of the palace.
"What in the world shall we do?"
whispered Peggy to Billy Belgium.
Billy patted her hand comfortingly.
"We'll turn detectives and learn
where he has gone,." he whispered
back. Then he spoke out loud to
Prancer: "What was Santa Claus do
ing when he was so suddenly called
"He was In his office looking at the
world through his all-seeing
"Ah, ha, I have a clue," hissed
Billy Belgium in detective style.
"Lead on to his office."
Santa Claus's office was In the cen
ter of the palace. It was a very
business-like looking place. Around
the walls were large card Index files.
One set of these files was marked
"GOOD CHILDREN," another was
marked "BETWIXT AND BE
TWEEN CHILDREN," and a third
was marked "BAD CHILDREN."
Peggy wondered In which file her
name was listed.
"What's this?" asked Billy, going
to a big horn and pressing a button
beside it. Instantly there came out
of the horn a deafening Jumble of
screams, bawlings, wailings and
shriekings. Billy quickly pressed the
button again, shutting off the
"That's Santa Claus's sounder, by
which he catches the noises bad
children make," answered Prancer.
"My gracious! I bet Santa Claus
never goes near those howlers!" ex
claimed Billy. "Now show me Just
where he stood when he decided to
"Right where you are now. He
was looking into his all-seeing
glasses," replied Prancer, pointing to
a pair of monster field glasses that
had their eyepiece in the office and
their other end outside the factory
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"Hum, hum!" said Billy. "I must
look Into this."
He put his eyes to the glasses,
then gave a startled shout "I see! I
see!" he shouted.
"What do you see?" cried Peggy.
"What? What?" cried the reindeer
"A clue! A clue! Look, Peggj
(Tomorrow will be told what Peggy dis
covers In the All-Seeing glasses.)
"Out of curiosity I tried a pair of
Neolin Soles," writes W. P. Macartney
of St. Louis, "and today, after five
months of hard service I tail to notice
any real signs of wear on them."
This statement points the way to
real economy in shoes. What your
6hoes cost, by the year, depends largely
on how the soles wear and Neolin Soles
do wear a very long time. Moreover,
they are exceedingly comfortable and
waterproof scientifically made to be
exactly what soles 6hould be and so
worn now by millions.
They are available everywhere on
new shoes and for re-soling. They are
made by The Goodyear Tire & Rub
ber Company, Akron, Ohio, who also
make Wingfoot Heels, guaranteed to
outwear any other heels.
Inu. Mart ti... u. S. 1'aL OH.
1W tilt I
ii i I ' ) H '
Even the most succeaiful of sales can not
last forever. This tale has met the instant
approval of the people of Omaha and vi
cinity for the reason that the high quality
of our shoe and reasonable prices at
which they lfrere originally marked, are
well known. Because tome of our custo
mers have not yet had opportunity to at
tend this tale, we have concluded to con
tinue it until Saturday night, Feb. 1.
IUJ THIS WEEK
Ladies' Discount List
All $14 Boots now $11.20
All $12 Boots now $9.60
All $10 Eoots now $8.00
All $9 Boots now $7.20
All $8 Boots now $6.40
11 $7 Boots now $5.60
Sole Shoes for Both
Men and Women Are
Included in this Sale.
2V2 to 9
TO THIS fr
ivien s uiscount List :
All $10.00 Boots $8.00
All $9.00 Boots $7.20
All $8.00 Boots $6 40
All $7.00 Boots $5.60
t All Sh.00 Knots eicn
I 1 i !-" .em. ,-
205 So. 15th Si,
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