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THE BEE: OMAHA. TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 1919.
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I FEBRUARY CIRCULATION
Daily 64,976 Sunday 63,316
Amrnje cirrulatlnn Ifr th ownth subscribed and aworn to by
. B. Kavn. Circulation Manager.
Subscribers leaving the city should have Tha Bee nailed
to them, Address changed aa often aa requested.
And the greatest auto show of all is now
The Auto show and the weather man seem to
he in cahoots.
Real peace negotiations are now scheduled
to start on March 20. Why all this haste?
Sinn Fciners hissed Taft for telling them to
wait. That's what he gets for butting in where
the president sidestepped. ,
"Old Bill" Sulzer is out with an endorsement
of the League of Nations, which ought to just
about end the argument. ;
, How can the bootlegger be depended upon to
make true return of his income tax? Or a
professional poker player?
Josephus Daniels will study war ship designs
on his trip abroad, and in time may come to
understand all about a navy.
Korea bobs up with a claims for self-determination.
Quite a lot of readjustment is pil
ing up before the Paris board.
Jascha Heifetz wants to ride a balloon, and
if he ever gets up in one as high as some of his
notes, he will break all altitude records.
The next really spectacular proceeding will
(irobably be the sinking of the surrendered Ger
man warships. And they will be "spurlos ver-
Surplus spuds in the North Flatte country
are being offered for 50 cents a bushel. Some
way of getting these potatoes to market ought
lo be found.
One pair of Omaha automobile thieves has
pleaded guilty. What the court does with them
tventually may decide the 'effect of their ex
ample on others.
Public comfort stations are again being con
sidered by the city commissioners, just as has
been done for lo, these many years. What is
most needed is action.'
Kansas City's street car strike hangs on in
the dynamite stage. It might have followed the
example of Omaha and secured a peaceable set
tlement of a bad situation.
The Grand .'runk railroad has gone into the
hands of a receiver; the Canadians did not make
the arrangements that served to turn the treas
ury over to- the transportation lines, as we did.
France and Italy object to the union of Aus
tria with Germany. This is a concrete illustra
tion of "self-determination" as interpreted by
some of the prospective members of the League
The London police will come to know in
time that the soldiers and sailors must have
their little crap games, no matter what else
happens. The roll of the dice is part of the
Mr, Hoover, in announcing his purpose to
give over the administration of the world's food
problems, says he, too, must earn a living. Let
him wait till he comes in contact with the cost
of the same, and he will realize a lot better just
hat it means..
Others besides the American statesmen in
terested propose amendments to the League of
Nations constitution, showing) that the draft
is not looked upon as impeccable. The clacquers
who spend their energy in demanding that we
swallow it whole may yet wake up to the fact
that the world expects to have something to
ny about the terms of peace,. I
Eugene V. Debs will have to serve his prison
sentence, the supreme court having found the
verdict of guilty against him properly rendered.
This decision will carry also, the cases against
Rose Pastor Stokes, Victor L. Berger, Adolph
Germer, and others of the group who indulged
in seditious opposition to the government dur
ing the war. It vindicates the majesty of the
law and the rule of the people, for it estab
lishes that free speech carries "with it also re
sponsibility for what is said.
Plague from the Trench
Human misery and squalor carry a poison
(hat travels far from the place of origin. The
deadly evil may, in fact, circle the world in a
short time in these days of rapid intercommu
nication, A report from the director general of
the army medical service in France states that
tfie virus of influenza and trench fever has been
dentified microscopically as a minute globular
:c!I. No doubt it was generated in the army
trenches, where the physical strain was worse
;han ever before known in any war, and en
lured by much the largest number of men ever
gathered for military purposes. In other wars
armies have gone into winter quarters, but in
the conflict that shook all Europe, and was felt
in other continents, the hosts were compelled to
ace each other all the time in immense systems
:r gashes cut in the earth wherever they hap
pened to be needed in the constant shifting of
i tolent attack and defense. The bodily wretch
edness of it all, especially in the cool months,
The strange form of influenza, that is said to
have caused 400,000 deaths in the United States
".thine", is thus decided to have had its breeding
place in the trenches. Yellow fever has been
raced back to the slave ships, where crowds of
victims were battened down in dark holds in
roincat seas. A slave ship could be identified
eagues away by its stilling odor. Cholera is
a ii old disease along the ancient insanitary
routes of fanatical pilgrimage. All have spread
periodically to other parts of the earth. No
onmtry is safeafter such plagues get a start
The movement to avert wars is also pro-f.i;;:idl-
important to the world's sanitary safety.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat,
BAKER'S BEAUTIFUL BUNK.
Secretary Baker of the War department, in
his capacity as defender of the administration
and critic of the republicans in congress, seeks
to blame the minority for the collapse of the
president's program. According to the secre
tary, and to the partisan papers of his cult, it
was a "filibuster" that shut off legislation.
How transparent his beautiful outpouring of
bunk really is may be discerned from the rec
ord. Senator Kellogg of Minnesota completely
exposed its insincerity in his address to the
conference at St. Paul last Friday. He gave
this list of important measures that failed:
The naval 'bill, carrying $271,000,000, re
ported February 27.
The army bill, carrying $1,215,000,000, re
ported February 25.
The public building bill, not reported at all.
The sundry civil bill, carrying $850,000,
000. not reported at all.
The general deficiency bill, not reported at
The wheat bill, which enables the country
to redeem its pledge to the farmers of the
nation, was reported to the senate and passed
only a few hours before the closing of the
The urgency deficiency bill, containing the
railroad appropriation, reported to the senate
Without the passage of some of these bills
which have failed, the very functions of the
government must cease. In the face of this
the president declines to call an extra session.
The committees of the late congress were'
controlled by democrats. They could report
out a bill at any time. The conference com
mittee that held back the revenue measure from
early in December until late in February was
controlled by the democrats.
The colossal assurance of Secretary Baker
and his followers, in trying to shift onto the
republicans responsibility for the miserable in
competence of the democratic party is beyond
conception. But they have been "peddling the
bunk" for so long they think they can fool the
people forever. " .
Grain Exchanges and the Farmer.
The bill now before the legislature dealing
with the Omaha Grain exchange contains ele
ments of danger to the farmer as well as to the
exchange.; It may work injury to the market,
and thus destroy any benefit the grain producer
possibly could have from its existence. Advo
cates of the bill seemingly have confused the
function of brokerage with the evils of specu
lation. At any rate, the main point of differ
ence is found in a rule of the exchange which
prohibits giving of rebates.
Certain of the farmer organizations distribute
profits on a patronage basis, the practice being
held tantamount to rebating. Were this practice
to be introduced on the exchange at Omaha, or
elsewhere, it would result in the big dealer doing
business at the expense of the small, and soon
the whole business would be in the hands of a
few large concerns whether made up of farm
ers or others does not matter. At present the
brokers in business are as greatly concerned
in bringing buyers as they are in getting sellers
to come to Omaha, With this incentive broken
down, the traffic would quickly move to Kansas
City, Minneapolis, Chicago, and other points,
and the local market again be destroyed.
The rule of the Omaha exchange will not in
terfere with the co-operative effort of farmers,
who easily may adjust their business to con
form to requirement, which is established cus
tom and backed by court decisions as well as
ample experience. Persistence in the present
effort may seriously harm the market here, but
not to the extent of stopping gambling in fu
tures, which yet may be carried on, even though
the actual market were removed to Kamschatka.
Reasonable regulation is desirable; elimina
tion of profit-taking middlemen is imperative,
but the grain broker performs a legitimate and
necessary function, one which must be carried
on, even by a co-operative group of farmers.
This is the chief defense of the Omaha Grain
exchange against a measure that is unwise in
its main provisions.
Price Regulation for Peace Time.
Secretary Redfield is bent on trying to help
the cost of living to come down from its stilts
without a tumble. To this end he has set up a
commission that is to prepare a scale of "rea
sonable" prices, which is to be "offered to the
nation as the governmentalty approved judg
ment of a price scale low enough to encourage
buying." This sounds good, but to the simple
minded person who recalls the efforts of the
government to stabilize prices during the war,
the experiment seems dubiods.
In spite of the pretense then maintained,
prices continually advanced, for there was re
quest for all that was produced, an urgent need
for most, and holders had the upper hand of
the buyers, and used it accordingly. Condi
tions are reversed now, and buyers will probably
wait until the price seems right to them, no
matter whether it have the stamp of govern
mental approval or not. The good old law of
supply and demand was only partly suspended
by the war, and it will very likely operate again.
Everybody agrees that the price level set last
year can not be maintained. The artificial props
put Vmder it by the war have been removed to a
considerable extent, and in time all will be
gone. No intervention by a government board
can obviate this, nor is it likely that one will
materially facilitate the restoration of normal
The process, however, is interesting, because
it shows how even the business world is being
permeated with the idea that the place to go
for relief is Washington. Only because such
recourse holds promise of profit geater than can
be otherwise attained do sellers now resort to
it. It was the buyers' turn last year.
Municipal Market and Auditorium.
, We do not understand what the city council
is driving at in its move to locate a municipal
market in the basement of the Auditorium. The
room available is but a small fraction. of what a
real market ought to have. If the purpose is to
provide for the needs of householders who
would like to buy direct from producers, the
location will not serve. If it is to furnish an
opportunity for the producer to sell direct to
the retailer, the open-air market now in exist
ence is far better than the one proposed. Either
way, the move looks like a mistake.
Furthermore, the commission owes the pub
lic something more in connection with the Audi
torium. Money has beetf provided for needs
no less urgent than the demand for improve
ments on the building. If it is to'be maintained
for the purposes to which it was devoted at the
outset, it should be complete'd, and made safe,
presentable and comfortable. Sticking truck
stalls in th basement will not add to its. serv
iceability as a place for public gatherings.
Changes Likely in the
Twenty-five years ago this week Chief Jus
tice Edward D. White received his appointment
to the supreme court of the United States. On
November 3 next the chief justice will enter
upon his 75th year, which calls to mind the fact
that three of the present members of the high
est tribunal have passed the age of 70 years,
which makes tjiem eligible to retirement, while
a fourth member will arrive at the 70th mile
stone a few weeks hence. Probably never be
fore in the whole history of the court has the
age of the justices averaged s6 high.
The oldest of the members is Associate Jus
tice Oliver Wendell Holmes, who is in his 78th
year. Next comes Justice Joseph McKenna,
who is 75. Justice William R. Day will be 70
There is no power to force the retirement
of any of these justices, but should they choose
to leave the supreme bench it will give the
next president of the United States power to
radically recast the tribunal. Rumors have
-been current from time to time that one or
more of the aged justices intended to retire,
but there is no intimation that any of them
will do so at the present time.
It is apparent, however, that the next ad
ministration will witness the disappearance
from public life of several of these eminent
publicists. A great power thus will be vested
in the hands of- the next president. Before the
next administration comes to an end Chief Jus
tice White will have passed his 80th year,
which renders it a practical certainty that -a
new presiding officer of the highest court in the
land will have to be selected by the next presi
dent. The honor and responsibility of naming the
chief justice of this high tribunal is given to
comparatively- few presidents. In the nearly
130 years which have-passed since the supreme
court held its first session in the Exchange of
the city of New York, February 4, 1790, 27
men have served as president of the United
States, but there have been only nine men to
serve as chief justice. John Jay, John Rut
ledge, Oliver Ellsworth', John Marshall, Roger
Brooke Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Morrison R.
Waite, Melville AV. Fuller and Edward D.
White formed the distinguished list. Marshall
served the longest term, 34 years. He and
Taney together covered a period of 63 eventful
years. The senate refused to confirm the ap
pointment of John Rutledge because his bril
liant mind had shown signs of decay, so his
connection with the court was short.
Jay, Rutledge and Ellsworth presided dur
ing the administrations of Washington and
Adams. John Marshall was nominated by John
Adams to the office which he was to honor
just one month before Jefferson, Madison, Mon
roe, John Quincy Adams and Jackson.
Taney was appointd by Jackson shortly be
fore Van Buren's accession to the presidency,
and presided until Abraham Lincoln's time. It
was hoped that the presidential aspirations of
Salmon P. Chase would be satisfied by the chief
justiceship,! and Senator Sumner, having urged
the immediate confirmation of his appointment,
hastened to congratulate him. But both Jus
tice Chase and his brilliant daughter, Mrs. Kate
Sprague, were inclined to view the appointment
as a move to shelve the justice in his plans to
become a candidate for the presidency.
Justice White will complete his tenth year
as the presiding officer of the supreme court
next year. Despite his 75 years he is in rugged
.health and, as far as the public knows, has no
thought of retiring. But in the event of re
publican success in the next election it would
not be surprising if the chief justice should
step out before March 4, 1921. Though party
politics is supposed to play no part in the affairs
of the court Chief Justice White is a life-long
democrat and naturally wpuld be inclined to
give i President Wilson an opportunity to ap
point a democrat as his successor in the chief
j Whose Funeral Is It
Stars and Stripes, France.
There are a great many splendid things being
said and done in the states incident to the
American soldier's return. And, as might be
expected, a great many things equally as silly.
The American soldier believes this war has
been fought for something very spiritual and
yet very tangible, and that the peace to follow
is to be a worthy one. He will return to face
life with the same high courage with which he
confronted death. He feels sure of the wel
come he will find, and he hopes to slide back
quietly and unostentatiously into harness and
help pull the load of a bigger, better world.
To programs of land reclamation and voca
tional training, insurance protection, and help
for the maimed and blind the returning soldier
looks forward as a' measure of justice which
he hopes will be worked out to a consumma
tion in keeping with the new order of things.
There are, however, unfortunately, a great
many people in the states with lots of time and
nothing to do, to whom it ought to be sug
gested that he does not fully appreciate the
charity campaign now in full swing. He doesn't
object to his old uniform and some of its ac
cessories, nor to the extra month's pay that is
an intimate little matter between himself and his
uncle. But' when he picks up the paper and
reads in, perhaps, nine out of 15 items some
novel proposition, rather vague, but neverthe
less entirely suggestive of the charitable inten
tions of the authors, he feels very much like a
man who has left home and upon returning finds
someone else installed in the best chambers and
the word "welcome" on the cellar door.
One state is planting trees for us, another
naming pigs for us, all the hens in another state
laying eggs for us, and someone else is planning
to make New York policemen out of us. Some
governors are calling the politicians together
and proclaiming that something has got to be
done with us, and committees are being ap
pointed (with salaries) to look into the matter.
Some are recommending that all of us be sent
back to the farm and others that we be hired
by the government. ,'
What a tremendous awakening is in store
for all these dear people when the soldier sets
foot again upon the old sod, shakes the dust of
battle from his clothes, and wades into things
with a breeze that will blow all the charity
boards and governors' committees out of his
The Day We Celebrate.
William L. Yetter, president Yetter-David-son
Wall Paper company, born 1867.
Baron Sidney Sonnino, veteran Italian
statesman and one of the delegates to the peace
conference, born at Pisa, 72 years ago.
Crown Prince Frederick, heir to the Danish
throne, born at Copenhagen, 20 years ago.
Roland S. Morris, United States ambassador
to Japan, born at Olympia, Wash., 45 years ago.
Dorothy Gish, one of the most popular of
the younger photoplay stars, born at Dayton,
O., 21 years ago.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
E. R. Garezhynski addressed the Western
Art association at the Lininger gallery on Eng
lish contemporaneous art.
Chairman Balcombe of the Board of Pub
lic Works, has notified Contractors Fanning
& Co. to commence street sweeping.
A pleasant surprise was given Miss Myrtle
Coon at her home, Nineteenth and Burdette
streets, by these little friends: Sallie Smith,
Amy Robinson, Blanche Van Court, Irene Mc
Kenzie, Jennie Dobson.'Abbie Coon and Messrs.
Frank Haskell, Charles Van Court, Orville
Noel, Charles Welter, George Giacomini, Ro
land Robinson, Harry Coon and Willie Willis.
Friend of the Soldier
Replies will be given in this
column to questions relating
to the soldier and his prob
lems, in and out of the army.
Names will. not be printed.
Ask The B e e to Answer.
Bonds and Bonuses.
Several inquiries have been re
ceived from soldiers in regard to
Liberty bonds and the payment of
the $60 bonus.
Those who have made payments
on Liberty bonds and have not re
ceived the bonds allotted to them
should write to the deposits and al
lotments branch, central disbursing
division, office of the quartermaster
general, Washington, X. C, Those
who have not completed payments
for bonds will be allowed to do so.
For the bonus write to lone
finance officer, Lemon building,
Washington, P. C. Send discharge
papers or order for discharge, or
both. These will be returned with
check for bonus.
To Scctlre Discharge.
Ray Application for release -of
your son from service should be
made to his commanding officer.
Write a letter to his company com
mander, giving the reasons for his"
discharge, and you will get results.
Many Questions Answered.
II. A. L. The address of the 49th
coast artillery is A. P. O. 760. No
orders for the return of this unit.
Mrs. B. A. Q. -The headquarters
balloon group of the Sixth army
corps is not attached to any di
vision. - It is not under orders for
early return. ,
Miss E. M. The 67th coast artil
lery was reported as on the trans
port America, to land on February
A Constant Reader A. P. O. 724
is at Issoudon (Indre). The 257th
aero squadron is assigned to early
convoy. It is not attached to any
division. No record of its part In
Mrs. J. O. fceL. A. P. O. 714 is
at Langres (Haute-Marne). No or
ders for early return of tank corps
Miss C. M. S. "F. R. S." stands
for "field remount squadron." F.
R. S. 340 does not belong to any di
vision; it is in the service of supply
of the army, its present address be
ing Merignac, via A. P. O. 705,
which is at Bordeaux.
Mrs. C. A. J. -The Seventh dl
vision is not to be returned to Amer
ica soon, being held in the army of
occupation; no units of this organ
ization have yet been sent back. The
status of the drafted man who was
inducted Into the regular army has
not yet been determined, but it Is
understood that volunteer enlist
ments now in progress in France will
be used to replace those who seek
discharge at the close of the emer
gency. J. 55. Evacuation hospital No. 9
is attached to the army of occupa
tion and is not under orders for
early return home. Its present ad
dress is via A. P. O. 914, which is
located at Heippes (Meuse).
P. J. V. The 80th field artillery
is part of the Seventh brigade, Sev
enth division, Sixth cops. Third
army, in the army of occupation;
address, A. P. O. 779. No time set
for its return.
M. D. B. No date has been an
nounced for the return of the 49th
G. A. We have no information
concerning the unit asked for.
G. H., Jr. The 47th aero squad
ron is in the service of supply and
is not attached to a division. Its
address is A. P. O. 731A, which is at
Colomfcey-les-Belles ( Meurthe-et-Meuse).
It will probably be held at
this place for some time.
R. I. McN. The 639th aero
squadron is at Chatlllon-sur-Seine
(Cote d'Or), A. P. O. 730; no dale
set for its return. Address park
battery, coast artillery corps, A. P.
O. 754, headquarters First army
corps. No date for its return.
Mother The 161st aero squadron
is assigned to early convoy home.
A. E. D. A. P. O. 711 is at Coet
quidan (Morbihan). Units of the
Q. M. C. located there are Bakery
Company 330, with the 76th di
vision; Fire Truck Company 322, In
the service of supply, and colored
labor battalion 315.
v Mrs. D. M. W. By a typographi
cal error the 88th division was an
nounced instead of the 78th. No
time has been fixed for the. return
of the 88th.
A. B. L. The 33d engineers ts a
construction regiment, and is now
scattered along the Loire. No time
has been fixed for Its return.
Mrs. L. C. J.-r-Address field bat
talion 322, signal corps, at A. P. O.
759; no date has been fixed for its
return. It is a separate unit.
Anxious Sister Have no definite
information regarding the 109th en
gineers; reported on Thursday that
part of this regiment is on its way
Mrs. Nellie S. A. P. O. 704 is at
La Valdahon (Doubs). Service park
unit 531, motor transport corps, is
in the service of supply; it is on the
southeastern border of France, in
the right wing of the army of occu
pation. A Friend The 19th balloon com
pany Is assigned to early convoy
J. W. R. Brainard The 125th in
fantry is in the 32d division, sched
uled to sail for home in May. The
address you have Is right:
Mrs. C. W. S. The 499th aero
squadron is under orders for early
convoy home;- can not tell you when
it will saii. The army of occupation
comprises the forces holding Ger
man territory and guarding the
eastern boundary bf France. -
J. F. B. The 159th infantry is
stationed at Amiens, address via A.
P. O. 702, which is at Paris; no or
ders for its return; part of the 40th
division has reached America.
A Soldier's Sister The 105th am
munition train is under orders to
sail in March, but exact date not announced.
DAILY CARTOONETTE 1
IF THAT CUT KlirU IN THAT I
KlirU IN THRT
i "Pipe -I'll y
(The flock of tha King of the Wild Geese
on Its spring flight to the norlhis chased
by an ogre who tries to kill the KIuk's
bride, the beautiful Blue Ouose. l'tmy
and im- are asked to hide the gerse.)
The Ogre Is Fooled.
rpni3 Flying Ogre was coming at a
rate which would bring him
overhead in a minute or two. Peggy
and Billy knew that the geese would
have to be out of sight by that time
or he would be sure to catch them.
"Please hide me! Quick!" urged
the beautiful Blue Goose.
"The ogre has chased us so far,
my poor bride can't fly another
mile," honked the King of the Wild
"We will save you!" promised
Billy, but when he looked around for
a hiding place he couldn't see any
except a small clump of bushes and
the clump wasn't nearly large
enough to conceal all the geese.
Peggy also had her eyes ,on that
clump, and although it seemed small
her nimble brain had already formed
. Wants All the World Dry.
TJ. S. Naval Forces Operating In
European Waters, February 19,
1919. To the Editor of The Bee:
Greetings across the sea.
It is understood that exponents
of liquor and vice are making them
selves hoarse by shouting that nine
out of 10 of the soldiers abroad are
opposed to prohibition.
While it is only natural that these
perverted minds should turn to this
argument, having exhausted every
other, let it be known that on this
prohibition question many thou
sands of our soldiers and sailors are
for it, and after spending months
in France are more inclined than
ever to solidly support it.
France, with her inexcusable pov
erty, unsanitary living conditions,
primitive working methods, etc., is
at least 100 years behind America,
all because of her wine industry,
which removes from the people all
Incentive for better living conditions.
Drinking water must be drawn from
street hydrants, possibly blocks
away, and baths must be taken at
some public bathhouse In some
cases several miles away, but the
people seem contented. And where
you find contentment you do not
The wine industry still flourishes
outrageously, utilizing the services
of the major part of what little man
power is left. Solid blocks of park
ing space are taken up with 104
gallon barrels of wine. The popu
larity of wooden shoes, dirty and
scanty clothing, is largely due to the
liquor traffic not the war.
Every man who is not afraid to
express what his own conscience
really dictates will agree that alcohol
cannot be associated with anything
good, whereas It can be connected
with almost everything evil. Country-wide
prohibition throughout the
states will go down as one of the
greatest achievements in American
The greatest good that could pos
sibly result as an outgrowth of this
great war Is world-wide prohibition.
And It is highly signficant that Amer
ica should be the first nation to
take the step in this direction to
ward greater civilization.
W. G. GLEASON, TJ. S. Navy
Home address: 1821 Maple St.,
STATE PRESS COMMENT
Hastings Tribune: What's the use
of buying an automobile when you
can go djown to Omaha and pick
up one for nothing? )
Columbus News: That Omaha girl
who ran awajr and was married be
cause she was spanked by her par
ents, may or may not come back
voluntarily and ask for another
Kearney Hub: Protests against the
passage of the foolish movie cen
sorship bill are piling up on the
desks of members of the Nebraska
legislature, and it is fair to pre
sume that short shift will be made
of the measure when it comes up
Aurora Republican: Nebraska has
worried along very nicely so far
without a censorship of moving
pictures, and probably can continue
to do so. The bill before the legis
lature for that purpose should be
killed on the ground that there are
already too many useless boards and
commissions, if for no better rea
son. Gering Witness: This "movie
censorship" bill should be killed in
stante'r. Vicious in itself, it is even
more vicious in its tendencies. It is
but a step from that to censorship
of newspapers, of sermons and lec
tures, of the mails, of private cor
respondence. There is no real differ
ence between the bolshevlsm that
would destroy all law and order and
the bolshevism that would make a
progressive world tie itself to the
narrow fanaticism of the Dark Ages.
LINES TO A LAUGH.
"Better not Ask papa yet dear.
has the gout In one foot.
"All right. I'll -wait till he gets well
or gets the gout In botb. feet." Boston
"Do yon think a burned child always
fears the tire?"
"Not at all. If so, why should so many
divorce decrees prohibit the contestants
from remarrying?" Detroit Free Press.
She (after his proposal) Did you ever
say anything like this to a girl before?
He Heavens! You don't suppose it
could be done like that the first time, do
: you? Boston Transcript. .
CUT YOUR SHOE BILLS
"Heretofore, soles never lasted me
more than three months, because my
work keep9 me walking constantly on
r cement. But I have worn a pair of
Neelin Soles now for more than three
months, and judging from their present
condition, they will last three times as
long." So says G. L. Kerr, manager
of an automobile organization in
Geneva, N. Y. . t
This extra wear .given by Neolin
Soles not only makes the shoes soled
with them cheaper by the year than
other shoes, but the price you pay in
the first place is sometimes less than
for shoes of only ordinary wear.
You can get Neolin-soled shoes in
many styles for every member of the
family. Try these long-wearing, com
fortable and waterproof soles on your
worn shoes too. All good repair shops
have them. They are made by The
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., of Akron,
Ohio, who also make Wingfoot Heels,
guaranteed to outwear all other heels.
"Please Hide Me, Quick!" Irgedtlie
Beautiful Blue Gooko.
a plan for using It to escape the
"We must try camouflage," she
cried, "it all you geese crowd to
gether and hide your heads in the
bushes you will look, from above,
like part of the shrubbery. The
Ogre will think you just bushes and
will fly past."
"Great idea!" shouted Billy. "Hus
tle, because he will be here in a
The geese didn't have such auick
brains as the children, and besides
they were scared and tired, so they
coumn t grasp the plan at once. But
after Peggy and Billy had shoved
several Into place the others quickly
followed. Not all could hide their
heads In the bushes, because there
were so many of them, but those on
the outside hid their heads under the
wings of the other geese until not a
black head nor a neck could be seen.
Peggy, giving a hasty look over the
backs of the geese, felt sure that the
Ogre would be fooled Into thinking
them a mass of shrubbery.
But Billy pointed In dismay to one
back that . didn't look a bit like
shrubbery. It was that of the beau
tiful Blue Goose and it stood out so
sharp and distinct from the others
that it couldn't be missed.
From the air came a roar, drawing
nearer and nearer. Pggy glanced
up. It waa the Ogre coming along,
swift as an eagle. Another Instant
and he was sure to see tha Blue
Goose and the Blue Goose was the
one that he seemed artloulurly In
tent upon Killing.
Peggy could think of Just one
thing to do and that proved the
right thing. She stepped In among
the geese and knelt, down so that her
little black skirt completely hid the
Blue Goose. At the same time she
and Billy looked and pointed toward
the north. Just as if they had been
watching the flight of the Wild Geese
Peggy and Billy had been so busy
thinking of saving the Wild Geese
that they hadn't thought of them
selves. Now the. same fear struck
them both suppose the Flying Ogre
waa after children as well as after
Wild Geese. He might swoop down
and catch them. His roar seemed
terrible and menacing. They could
n't help looking up. Then Billy gave
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"Why. it's an airplane!"
"But the Ogre Is inside," whis
pered the King from beneath the.
bushes. At that instant a head was
stuck over the side of the airplane
and great goggle eyes looked down.
It was the queerest kind of a head
the children had ever seen.
The goggle eyes stared and stareri
until Peggy thought their secret had
been discovered. But, no, the air
plane swept on past them and wat
soon gone far to the north.
"He's gone," said Billy.
"But he will be back quickly,"
honked the King. "We haven't beer,
able to shake him off since we left
the south. Please hide us."
"I know of a good place," salti
Billy. "He will never find you in the
big cave by Ithe river. Come!"
Running rapidly Billy led the way
toward the river. Peggy, looking
after the airplane, saw that he wan
acting none too soon, for the Ogro
was already swinging around in a
wide circle and heading ack to
(Tomorrow will be told how Peggy and
Billy Invade the camp of the Ogre.)
You may be able to defend yourself from a frontal
attack, but how about it if you are held up from
the rear? 1
Your body has to fight constantly against disease.
It isn't always a fair fight, because constipation is
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Stagnating, poison-forming food waste in your
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You may be held fast for months in the grip of
constipation, trying vainly to free yourself by
taking castor oil, pills, salts, mineral waters, etc.,
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will the constipation grow worse with the con
tinuance of such remedies but you will be less
able to defend yourself against the attack when
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