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ta them. Addreee chanted aa often aa requeetcd.
Paid your income tax yet? Better hurry.
Now comes the real tug of war over the
police pay roll.
Reconstruction is on the way, but waiting,
for it makes folks some nervous.
Mayor Smith may not be a "jay walker,"
but he it strong for his personal rights.
Booze-Sleuth HyersJ activities seem to dis
turb the inhabitants of the editorial sanctum
1 down the street. -
German editors decline in advance to sign
the Treaty of Versailles. That will be hard on
the rest of the world.
Whatever else the legislature may or may
not be doing, it is mercifully sparing the state
i the infliction of a lot of freak legislation.
When you have made your garden plans, you
might fill in a little of the remaining days of
winter by overhauling your fishing tackle.
The Department of Labor says the price of
building material will remain high. Most pros
pective builders had already found that out.
Secretary Baker regrets very much that he
did not get the invitation in time to come to
Omaha. Did he not know we have two army
The senate has determined to give the
cigaret bill a new trial. The vote to reconsider
j indicates that several senators have changed
4 their minds. .
1 Sweden declined to provide an asylum for
the fugitive Hohenzollern, a return doubtless for
the many "kindnesses" shown Sweden during
the frightfulness days.
A "skip stop" survey is to be made of
Omaha. If it will only be the means of get
ting a few more trains put on the tramway lines,
it will be time well spent.
Signor Caruso comes across with $153,198.10
income tax, after he has taken out the exemp
tion allowed him as a married man. These
song-birds have their troubles.
Herr President Ebert is still on the job, al
though his place has been quite wobbly of late.
Just now he has the Spartacans on the run,
tliose who were hot killed or locked up.
j Champ Clark is not to be permitted to "lead"
f 1 1. - , 1 . , -1 I ImCa n ilia n.v hmiea K
cause he does not bow down to the League of
Nations. Can it be he "hates' Mr. Wihon, too?
John Bull is turning to protective tariff, not
directly, but in such fashion as to arouse all the
tight that is left in the remaining Cobdenites.
? The war has changed a lot of things, but the
free trader emerges unscathed. ,
Paris police, who have no hearts, interfered
to prevent n aerial duel between two irate
J aviators. They did suggest that the gentlemen
s couia go. out to sea and tight to tneir nearts
content. Why not send , them to Berlin, or
Petrograd, where the free-for-all is so attractive?
Chairman Cummings of the democratic na-
.. T HnmtnlinA nrAtKi miiUa iraTitYari in Ilia
denunciation of the republicans because the
democratic congress failed to carry out the
1 president's program. He evidently has the old
; notion that if you yell it loud enough somebody
will believe it.
J . Debs should keep in mind that he is not
5 soing to prison because of the members of the
: supreme court he so blatantly abuses, but be
cause he violated the law, made in the name of
Ibis fellow citizens and for the defense of the
iand in which he has lived so many years by the
I exercise of his tongue.
Well, welt, well! The democratic hyphenated
lias discovered that Senator Notris has been
raying something "wickedly and maliciously
false." That's pretty close to using the short
and ugly word. t We suggest that Senator
Hitchcock, who must take responsibility for the
W.-H. accusations, call his colleague to account
on the floor of the senate. The, performance
would be worth going miles to see.
Getting Rid of Surplus
How to get rid of the vast accumulation of
needless stuff which it owns is one of the ser
ious problems of the government. On the first
.lay of last month the War department alone
had stocks of clothing, equipage, and textiles
amounting in value to nearly $750,000,000. Of
machine tools, drugs, foodstuffs, and other sup
plies the quantity was proportionately as large
if not larger. The totals run up in value to
billions of dollars. If the materials were to be
dumped on the market for what they would
bring, there would be an all-around smash in
values. Doling out the stuff would mean that
. jr storage charges would be added to the gov
ernment's expenses. Some slight success has
een met with in disposing of certain articles to
foreign government and to charitable agencies
'or relief purposes, and arrangements have been
made to sell some things to state and city au
'lorities. But, when all this is considered, there
vill still remain an enormous amount of super
'tious material that must be disposed of. Now
t is proposed to try and have the sellers take
ack what they can on some kind of an equit
able basis, or, in default of this, to have others
;:t similar lines do so or to offer the goods to
regular distributers. As long as these, vast
reservoirs of material remain they will consti
tute a menace, and until they are absorbed by,
he trade and disposed of they will tend to re-'
-i.-t further production and sales. Uncle Sam
is discovering that it is harder to get rid of
iui't than to acquire it. New York Times.
-A MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY." -
Council Bluffs furnishes the first reported
case of an applicant for naturalization' being for
ever barred from becoming a citizen of the
United States because of his refusal to fight.
The law was passed in 1918 and was intended
to fit the case of foreign-born slackers who re
fused to fight either for the United States or
their native land. The justice of this, law will
not be questioned seriously.
By common consent a man is permitted to
forswear allegiance to the land of his birth, ac
cepting in lieu thereof the privileges and advan
tages of citizenship in the United States. But
with these he also must assume alt the respon
sibilities of such citizenship. These include the
duty of contributing to the national defense in
whatever way public necessity requires.
A man who has so far stifled his natural feel
ings that he will not aid in defending the coun
try of his birth or that of his adoption has no
claim on either. That peculiar passion we call
patriotism, love of home, or any one of several
names, comes with birth, 'and ought to last
through life. Volumes have been written
within the last three lor four years about the
question of transferred allegiance, and none has
denied the enduring strength of love of country.
The man who seeks citizenship by naturali
zation must know that in expatriating himself
he has severed ties that bound him only to as
sume other similar obligations. He changes
his citizenship only when the act is to his ad
vantage, and can not expect to gain all and give
nothing. He will properly retain a definite sen
timent as to the land he has forsaken, the qual
ity of which is for riim to determine, but the
land that has accepted him has a right to re
quire of him all the service he can give. The
man who can not do these things, who does not
respond to patriotic promptings or appeal, has
no claim on the country whatever.
More Work for the Peace Makers.
v If the treaty of peace is rfcady for signature
by March 20, which is less than a week away,
the delegates at Paris will have to work lively.
The ordinarily important matters that have been
presented for settlement there have not yet all
been adjusted, while each day sees additions to
the list. '
Korea is the latest to present a claim for
self-determination rights, and to ask that the
yoke laid upon it by Japan be lifted. In all
likelihood the late Hermit nation will be set
alongside Ireland in the final adjustment, for
it is not at all probable Japan will forego its
claim of suzerainty over the people whose gov
ernment it suppressed in a process of benevolent
assimilation, any more than we may expect to
see the Emerald Isle set adrift by England.
Along with this latest of complications we
hear France more insistently demanding the
Saar coal fields, while neither the Jugoslave nor
Italians have given an inch on the Dalmatian
coast to the other. Here is matter enough alone
to require the utmost care. It is possible these
problems can be adjourned for future determi
nation, allowing the main question to be closed
at 'this time, but in them are contained the ele
ments that have caused the great wars of the
A peace such as Mr. Wilson pronounced for
in New York last September, resting on justice
to all and with no selfish interest of any, is
what the nation desires. It is by no means
certain such a peace will come out of Paris,
for the contracting parties on the side of the
Allies show some reluctance to minimize their
own claims. Nor do the peacemakers incline
with zeal to the work of piece makers in their
task of rearranging the map of the world.
Conscription and Consistency.
Much praise is being lavished on Lloyd
George just now for his demand that Germany
be required to abandon conscription as a means
of maintaining a military establishment. This
is more readily joined in, because of the general
antipathy to war, but the proposal deserves
some consideration, A disarmed and impotent
Germany is a guaranty of peace to its neighbors,
and therefore desirable. But even such a Ger
many may with propriety ask that it be ac
corded rights inherent in self-governing peo
ples, among which rights is that of requisition
ing the man-power of the nation for defense
of the nation. This power was invoked in
Great Britain; it was resorted to in America,
and without its application we may well doubt
whether' the free nations of the world, would
have been able to withstand the onslaught from
the Huns. While conscription is not especially
popular in either of the democratic countries, it
may not be entirely safe to abandon it until
some better provision for preserving public and
private security has been devised. Standing
armies may be founded on the basis of volun
teer service, but national defense certainly
should include the present right of calling on
"every citizen for the service he best can per
form, and this means conscription. Disarm
Germany, break up the military machine, scat
ter its bits, but be consistent in doing it.
Justice 4n a Railroad Rate.
While the victory is somewhat belated, aud
may ,not be of any real service, the fact that
Omaha has won against the unjust rate dis
crimination in favor of Kansas City is satis
factory because of the principle involved. Two
years ago a cut rate was put into effect be
tween Kansas City and Chicago, which gave
that city an unfair advantage on the matter of
through travel. Protests from Omaha were of
no avail, and since the early summer of 1917
Kansas City has had a differential of $6.10
against Omaha. The injustice of this is now
admitted, and the order has gone forth, not
that Omaha's rate will be lowered to meet
that from Kansas City, but that the latter will
be increased. It is one of the logical work
ings of the railroad administration, which
always levels up and never down. The prin
cipal fact is that an inequality has been re
moved, and the Missouri river basing points
again are on a parity.
Assuming, for arguments sake, that all criti
cism of the League of Nations in America arises
from hatred of Woodrow Wilson, as our amia
ble hyphenated contemporary insists, how are
we to account for the attitude of France, Great
Britain, Italy and Japan, all of whose delegates
have expressed a desire to see the covenant
modified in some particulars? Do, they, too,
hate the president of the United States?
A federal court in Kansas is about to com
mence the trial of a big batch of I. W. W. agi
tators, who failed to avait themselves of the im
munity offered "conscientious objectors." This
oversight may involve them in serious litigation.
Evolution of the Typewriter
(Reprinted from Belford's Magazine for
April, 1892, by the courtesy of the publishers.)
First Installment. ,
The first record of an attempt to produce a
typewriter is found in the records of the Brit
ish patent office. These show that on January
7, 1714, 178 years ago, a patent was granted to
one Henry Mill, an English engineer of re
pute, for a machine which was intended to do
writing. The record does not describe it
further than to say that it was a device in
tended "for the impressing or transcribing of
letters singly or progressively one after an
other, as in writing, whereby all writings
whatsoever may be engrossed in paper ' or
parchment so neat and exact as not to be dis
tinguished from print," to use the words of the
inventor. Nothing is known of this machine,
and the secret died with the inventor, as no
sketch or more detailed description is known
to exist. Henry Mill was recognized as a man
of genius in his profession, and it is, therefore,
probable that if his typewriter had amounted
to anything some further record or description
of it would be extant. His invention seems to
have passed entirely out of mind. With the
exception of a machine intended for embossing
printed characters for the blind, said to have
been invented in the year 1784, but of which
nothing is now known, Henry Mill seems to
have found no imitators for many years..
The first typewriter ever constructed in
America was the invention of William Austin
Burt of Detroit, better known as the inventor
of the solar compass, who, in the year 1829,
took out the first American patent ever issued
for a typewriter. This machine, although a
working typewriter, was exceedingly crude in
design and of the roughest construction. The
record of this patent, together with the only
model of the machine, was destroyed by fire in
the patent office in 1836. There is no reason to
doubt that to Mr. Burt is due the honor of being
the inventor of the first American typewriter.
A Frenchman named Xavier Pogrin of Mar
seilles is also said to have invented a machine
for which he took out a patent in France in
the year 1833. Of this machine but little is
The efforts of inventors to produce a tele
graphic printing machine gave an impetus to
the idea of a writing machine. In 1840 the
British patent office records the application of
Alexander Bain and Thomas Wright for a
typewriting machine for use in connection
with the telegraph. They were afterward bet
ter known as the inventors of a telegraphic
printer. It is. said that Bain was the first to
use swinging typebars which converge to a
common printing point. As a typewriter,
Bain's device was of no utility, and scarcely
deserves serious mention. It was not until
1843 that a really complete machine was in
vented. In that year Charles Thurber, then
a resident of Worcester, Mass., took out a
patent (followed two years later by a second),
for a typewriting machine, which, although
very slow, was capable of doing good work.
This model is interesting as effecting the letter
spacing by longitudinal motion of a platen, a
principle which is a feature of all modern ma
chines.' The Thurber machine was never
manufactured, and the only model in ex
istence is now preserved by the Worcester
Society of Antiquarians.
In 1848 one Fairbanks took out a patent for
a machine consisting of a series of vertical
converging rods adapted to be pushed up to a
converging center much like a piston rod. On
the end of each rod a type was placed.' This
machine was designed for printing colors on
cloth, but was found to be impracticable and
was never used.
The next recorded invention is that of
Pierre Foucalt, a blind inmate of the Paris in
stitute for the blind. It printed raised letters
for the blind very successfully. Several of
these machines were made and gained the in
ventor some applause at the World's Fair in
London, in 1851,, where the machine was ex
hibited. In the year 1850 Oliver T. Eddy of Balti
more took out a patent. No model of this ma
chine can be found, and none was ever placed
before the public. It is said to have been very
ingenious and to have performed nice work,
but was exceedingly cumbrous and intricate.
The inventor spent many years of labo upon
the machine, and is said to have died in pov
erty after a futile appeal to the government for
assistance. Several patents were taken out in
succeeding years. None of them was im
portant, and none seemed to show much ad
vance toward the construction of a practical
typewriter, excepting the machine constructed
by Mr. A. E. Beach in 1856. This was primarily
-intended for the printing of embossed letters
for the blindpbut could also be adapted to the
general uses of a typewriter. It employed
pairs of dies to impress the characters upon a
narrow ribbon of paper. These were ranged
about a circle, each pair swinging to a common
center much in the same manner as a modern
typewriter. This machine attracted great at
tention when exhibited in New York, but it
never emerged from the experimental stage.
In 1847-Dr Francis, a wealthy medical man of
New York, took out a patent for a typewriter,
in which a motion similar to that of a piano
hammer was employed to throw up the types,
which were arranged in a circle, to a common
center. It was bulky and intricate, and, al
though capable of good work, was too costly
for a commercial venture. So far as is known
but one model was constructed, and no at
tempt was made to place any of. them on the
market. This machine also contained many of
the salient features of the typewriter of today,
such as the carriage traveling from side to
side over the type basket, alaftn bell for indi
cating encFof line, blank key for spacing, etc.
After this several patents were issued in
1858, 1859, 1860 and so on, up to 1865 or 1866.
but none of these inventions proved to be of
much practical value, and none" of, them was
productive of further progress toward the de
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
Chinese Coat for Hurley.
China proposes to decorate Edward N. Hur
ley of the shipbuilding board with the Order of
Chiaopo. It is all right, whatever it is, since
the yellow coat doesn't go with it.
The Day We Celebrate.
Morris Levy, capitalist and philanthropist,
Dr. A. F. Tyler, physician, born 1881.
Thomas R. Marshall, vice president 'of the
United States, born at North Manchester, Ind.,
65 years ago.
William Graves Sharp, late United States am
bassador to France, born at Mount Giliad, O., 60
Maxim Gorky, famous Russian novelist and
reformer, born at Nijni Novgorod 51 years ago.
Countess of Aberdeen, noted philanthropist
and benefactor of Irish industries, born 62 years
In Omaha 3D Years Ago.
Lydia Thompson and her burlesque company
opened at the Boyd in "Penelope." "Madame
Thompson looks as fresh and as active as
ever and has a number of pretty girls in her
organization, but, with one or two exceptions,
they make rather a poor stagger at stage busi
A new union passenger depot is being built
(on paper) again.
Mayor Broatch has issued a Sunday closing
order, instructing Chief Seavey to notify saloon
keepers to that effect. 1
Sergeant Matza and Officer Drummy are on
the police sick list.
A. Thompson is back from a business trip
to New York j
People You Ask About
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the Publie Eye Will Be Given
in This Column in Answer
to Readers' Questions. Your
Name Will Not Be Printed.
Let The Bee Tell You.
"Ijt&e qJ?o6s' Qom&r
Typist The distinction of invent
ing the typewriter, the main features
of which are in use today, belongs to
Christopher Latham Sholes, born in
Columbia county, Pennsylvania, in
1819. He was of riymouth Rock
ancestry, his grandfather on the ma
ternal side being a lineal descend
ant of John Alden. Starting at the
age of 14 to learn the printer's trade,
at manhood's threshold he had ad
vanced to the business of publisher.
Subsequently the editor of various
publications In the border settle
ments of Wisconsin, to which the
lure of the new west had called him.
Mr. Sholes held various public of
fices, from seats in the legislature to
postmaster and collector of customs
at Milwaukee. In 1866, while col
lector of customs, Sholes produced a
crude model of the typewriter, but it
was not until 1873 that a manufac
turer was found and the invention
placed on the market. Sholes died
In Milwaukee in 180V
Inquirer The American ambassa
dor to Japan is Roland S. Morris, 45
years of age, a native of Olympla,
Wash., and of Philadelphia ancestry.
He graduated from the law school
of the University of Pennsylvania
and practiced law in Philadelphia
before settling in this native city. Mr.
Morris and Vance McCormick were
at one time legal and political chums
and that relationship accounts for
air. Morns' transfer from law to
the oblique diplomacy of the Orient
A quarter of a century of dis
tinguished service as a member of
the highest tribunal is the record
of Chief Justice Kdward D. White,
who took his seat on the bench as an
associate Justice of the United States
supreme court 25 years ago this
week. The chief justice is a native
of Louisiana, born in 1845, and
comes from an old family of the
Pelican state. He was admitted to
the bar in 1868. In 1891 he was
elected to the United States senate.
Three years later President Cleve
land appointed him to the supreme
bench and in 1910 President Taft
made him chief Justice,
Thomas Riley Marshall, vice presi
dent of the United States, turned his
65th birthday this week. Born in
Indiana of Virginian ancestry, Mr.
Marshall was not innoculated with
the office itch as thoroughly as
Hooslers of his class. His first ex
perience at the scratch in 1880,
when he sought the Job of county
prosecutor, was a failure. Thirty
years later he was elected governor
and his record in that office blazed
the way to the vice presidency. He
is the only vice president to be re
nominated and re-elected since the
convention system of nomination
was adopted in 1832. , 1
The late Hilary A. Herbert of Ala
bama, secretary of the Navy during
Cleveland's second term, shares with
his immediate predecessors, William
C. Whitney and Benjamin F. Tracy,
the honor of modernizing the Ameri
can navy. He stood with Cleveland
against Bryanism and free silver in
the '90's and did a southerner's
share in making the first battle a
rout. Before entering the cabinet
Mr. Herbert was an influential mem
ber of the house of representatives
for 14 years. Though in feeble
health for many years he rounded
out four score and five.
(Tha Wild Geese on their way north re
chaaed by a Flying Ogre, who aeek to
kill tha King and tha Beautiful Blue
AIMED AT OMAHA. . ,
' Tork News-Times: The Omaha
Common Chamber of Commerce
booklet says Omaha has a dry and
healthful climate. News indeed.
Columbus News: The mayor of
Omaha says some one is standing on
his foot. Not so long ago it used to
be customary for a mayor of Omaha
to stand on most everybody's neck.
Havard Courier: Last time Hig
gins. was in Omaha he saw a big
poster on a billboard showing a wo
man in a bathtub. He stopped and
sang the Star Spangled Banner but
she wasn't patriotic and wouldn't
Beatrice Express: An Omaha dis
patch states that bootleggers are
now using empty gun shells for boot
legging purposes; loading the shells
with a gallon of whisky and selling
them as "war souvenirs." Will it
be necessary to enact a special stat
ute to punish these violators?
Fremont Tribune: The Omaha
Chamber of Commerce is carrying
on a very energetic campaign of
publicity regarding the advantages
offered by that city in every line of
business. Newspaper and .magazine
advertising is being bought in large
quantities and some very artstic
booklets have been issued. Omaha
is developing in a wonderful way
and the city's promising future Is
more easily discerned than ever be
fore. It is a creditable business in
dex of Nebraska and the other great
states tributary to the city. (
Hastings Tribune: The Omaha
Chamber of Commerce has just is
sued a very neat booklet in wheh it
calls attention to the fact that the
metropolis of Nebraska ranks first
in the sales of war saving stamps,
leads all cities in per capita of Red
Cross membership, that it oversub
scribed 105 per cent in all war
drives, and that while , it ranks
thirty-fourth in population it holds
the twelfth place in ank clearings.
All Nebraskans are proud of Omaha,
and the splendid showing she is
Behind the Move.
Baltimore American: And now a
campaign has been started against
so-called immodesty in women's
dress. This must be a wet move to
make life less joyful for the prohibitionists.
The Gnnril Is Captured.
"D ILLY quickly explained to Peggy
why a keen scientist was as
dangerous to the Wild Geese as a
"You see an Ogre might only want
to eat them and if It proved too
much trouble to get them he would
be satisfied to eat othe creese. But
lh ar(amHat wonla srv,b t,a itl,i In
vw .jv .v .....lb i . u , . .vino ll UIH1
specimen for his museum a speci
men rarer or better than other
naturalists have he will keep after
it until he gets it And this Flying
Ogre is evidently bound' to kill both
the beautiful Blue Goose and the
"The only way to save the Geese
is to throw the Ogre oft the track,"
"And that will be hard, for you
see he Is a wise Ogre and evidently
ne Knows so much about their
habits already that he eu.i figure Just
what they are going to du." Billy's
eyes glanced. over the airplane
which had been drawn tlose to the
camp. "I might disable the air
plane not enough to really hurt it,
but so that the 'Ogre couldn't fly for
a few days."
"That wouldn't be mischief, would
It?" said Peggy, who knew that it
was very wrong to meddle with the
property of other persons.
"No, because we would be saving
life, and besides I would not do any
actual harm," Billy assured her.
"But how can I get to the airplane?
See how closely they guard it."
The two Ogres had finished their
supper and put on their coats. Now
the naturalist Ogre climbed Into tha
airplane to sleep, while the aviator
Ogre, with rifle beside him, sat up
to keep guard.
"Snuff! Snuff! Gr-a-n-rh!" said
an animal voice behind Billy and he
relt his coat grasped in strong Jaws,
which gave a push that nearly sent
him tumbling into the camp.
"Stop, Lonesome Bear!" ordered
Peggy, who promptly recognized the
animal and saw that he was trying
to get revenge on Billy for shoving
him into the river. "We're trying
to save the Wild Geese from the'two
"I'll scare "em." offered Lonesome
Bear, dragging Billy back to safety.
"And get shot," snapped Billy,
who was too busy to enjoy the bear's
rough fun. "See that rifle!" Lone
some Bear saw it and was silent.
But he had given Billy an idea. "If
we could capture the guard and get
his gun, we might frighten the Fly
ins; Ogre away from camp long
enough to let me disable the air
plane," he mused. ,
At Billys belt was a long, stout
rope with which he had been play
ing cowboy. Billy's hand went to
this. "I think I could lasso that
chap. X wish I had a horse to pull
Red Cross Not Discharging Soldiers.
'Omaha, March 13. To the Editor
of The Bee: We note in your eve
ning paper of March 12, a letter,
making the statement that the Red
Cross workers of Omaha have been
deciding who should be discharged
from the army and who should be
kept In the service.
I want to advise Frank Agnew
that this is not correct, and whoever
gave him this information has been
The Red Cross has ynihnc nrViot-
ever to do with deciding who shall
be discharged from the army or
navy. The home Service section of
the Omaha chapter Red Cross has
at all times helped our soldiers and
sailors in mfl.klna- nn nnnltonHnn fnr
discharge, and is doing everything
puasiuiB io Hssisi mem. xney nave
also investigated reports sent to
them by the commandants of the
different stations, regarding state
ments made by men in service who
were asking for a discharge, and in
every case they have investigated
these statements fully and .have
given the information as nearly cor
rect as it was possible to obtain it
from Interested parties.
The home service section, with
offices in the court house, are offer
ing assistance to all soldiers, sailors
and marines. In every way possible,
and do not attempt to dictate to any
one, but rather to help in every
emergency. , W. B. TAGG.
Chairman, Omaha Chapter
American Red Cross.
Balance of Naval Power.
Silver Creek, Neb., March 11. To
the Editor of The Bee: In The Bee
of March 11 in a.- dispatch from
Paris, it is stated that the British
government has receded from its
position that the captured German
war vessels be sunk, and will con
sent that they be divided among the
entente allies, at the same time an
nouncing its purpose to destroy
such vessels as may be alloted to
And what is the purpose of Great
Britain in sinking these ships? It
is explained apparently on the au
thority of Lloyd George in the fol
lowing paragraph which I quote In
full from the dispatch:
"In this way, it la mid, Great Britain
would relieve the United 8tatea of the
necesalty of carrying out her projected
great navat building program, which, It la
underatood, waa baaed on the Intention to
prevent any one nation' from having auch
a predominant navy as would give her
control of the aeaa againat the power of
the league of nations."
And so we can see, as thoughtful
men have already seen, that . this
precious league of nations scheme is
a fraud and a farce on the very
face of it. i
And why? Simply this: That In
face of the fact that President Wil
son has declaimed against a balance
of power as being a discredited
thing of the past, and Insisting on a
league of nations, which, he says,
would make war impossible, he at
the same time, by asking this very
congress, that has Just expired, for
the enormous sum of more than
$700,000,000 with which enormously
to increase our already great navy
through fear of Great Britain, is try
ing to establish a balance of power
within the league itself, thus show
ing that' notwithstanding all his
high-flown, hifalutin phrases about
establishing peace on earth and good
will toward men, he, himself, has
no faith in his league and does not
himself believe what he is saying.
I wonder if that man in Oregon'
who was sent to prison for 20 years
for saying that Wilson was a hypo
crit, is still in confinement?
,' CHARLES WOOSTER.
Cut Rates on Iron Cross.
New York World: Apparently,
the number of iron crosses sold to
American soldiers on the Rhine by
enterprising German tradesmen has
tended to reduce the home supply of
iron. But the example is interesting
of the adaptability of German in
dustry to the opportunity for profit
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The juice of two fresh lemons
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Just try it! Get three ounces of
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two lemons from the grocer and
make up a quarter pint of this
sweetly fragrant lemon lotion and
massage it daily into the face, neck,
arms and hands. Adv.
EDITORIAL SNAPSHOTS ,
Washington Post: Nature has not
kept her assets in snow banks this
Minneapolis Tribune: Perhaps It
is just as well to let the name of the
North Dakota capital remain Bis
mark after all.
Baltimore American: One reason
there are so few old-fashioned girls
running at large is that discerning
men marry them as soon as detected.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: Or
ganization of the middle classes is
no longer a purely humorous conceit
in England. Sir James Barrie, Sir
Conan Doyle and Arnold Bennett are
among the most active organizers of
the "middle class union."
Atlanta Constitution: "We Amer
icans pay for what we get" is a boast
you can make after you have mailed
your income tax to the collector. An
income tax receipt in the wallet is a
full brother to the gold service stripe
on the sleeve. It's a service decoration.
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"Hey, What's tha Matter?" Shouted
him Into the woods' where we could
tie him up."
"I'll be a horse," grunted Lone
some Bear, eagerly.
"Come on then," said Billy. Bo all
three crept down by the edge of the
camp, hiding behind low bushes.
The guard, his rifle resting against
his arm, was reading ay paper by the
light of the fire. Billy put one end
of the rope around Lonesome Bear's
neck. He made a noose of the other
end and coiled the rope.
"Run when I give the-word," he
said to Lonesome Bear. "And, Peg
gy. J'ou grab the ritle before the giy
jng Ogre can see you."
Billy whirled the lusso around his
head. "Now," he shouted. Out flew
the noose, right over the guard's
arms and shoulders. Away raced
Lonesome Bear into the woods, and
as the rope tightened, the guard was
Jerked from his seat. "Bang!" went
the rifle as it fell over. Quick as a
flanh. Peggy seized it and Jumped
backrinto the woods.
"Hey, what's the matter?" shout
ed the naturalist Ogre leaping from
the airplane, But the guard couldn't
answer. He was flying through the
air toward the wood. All that the
naturalist Ogre saw before his com
panion vanished, was a pair of
sprawling legs and arms sticking
out of a big furry coat and wildly
waving an unexpected farewell.
(Tomorrow will be tola trow the 0r
hurriedly climb a tree and mlaae the
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2020 Farnam St.,
1 - -r r- ill i iii. P
War Bonus For
Soldiers and Sailors
Every honorably dis-
. charged soldier, sailor and
marine, who has received
his final pay, but has not
already received one
month's extra pay, under
provisions of Section 9, Act
of May, 1917, is entitled
toa war bonus of $60.00..
We invite you to come
into the First National, and
;all at Window 19, where
we will assist you in mak
ing out and forwarding
your claim to the proper
authorities in Washington.
Be sure and bring with
you, first, your discharge,
or release, if no certificate .
was issued, but both certifi
cate and order, if both
were issued, and the paper
bearing endorsement of
Second, a statement of
all military service since
April 6, 1917, showing
place and date of reporting
at first military station.
Please have this carefully !
written out. , j
We invite you to avail !
yourself of THIS SERV
ICE OF THE FIRST,
which we are glad to fur
nish to our discharged sol-
diers, sailors and marines.
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