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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, MARCH 17, 1913. The Omaha Bee DAILY (MORNING) EVENING SUCTAY FOUNDED BV EDWARD BOSE WATER VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR THB PER WBU8HINO COM PAN V. PROPRIETOR MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Th AKiard I'reaa, of artm-li The Jo ts a nitucber, la eiduiltfly rulHltd to M um tot iml'ilraLtun of all tt?w dw-at.-hea rrtxi'twi (' 11 or not cuirwta. errtiired in this pair. and aim the local I'm r'iMuhM hmin. All rielita of publicatlue of our nwii -I j! lie nra ae alao reserved. OFFICESi rhlcaf Peenle'i 0l BtlUdliil. Omaha The BeeB'da. Nw Yura S KlftU Ao. Boum OmahaMis N St. '' Loma Ne B'na of Commerce, Council Bluffs N. tlala St. WaUunalon UU O St. 'Liuoolu l.ittla Bul.'dlNl. , FEBRUARY CIRCULATION Daily 64.97G Sunday 63,316 Aferaae circulation for the month. subeerlbVd and swora to bf t. B. fUiao. circulation Maoatar. Subscriber, leaving thai city should hava The Be mailed la them. Addreae changed aa often aa requeatcd. There's only one tune for today. Feace, but not at any price, is wanled. St. Patrick will be heartily remembered in Omaha today by friends of humanity generally. The police are directing their manhunt with 7eal at least, and the wish of all is that !they get the guilty. Resurrection of automobile racing in Cali fornia was quite successful, a driver having been Killed in the first trial. Champ Clark may never be president, but he is giving one wing of the democratic circus quite a bit to worry over. Utah put the anti-cigaret bill on the whizzer after having passed it. Second thoughts usually divaway with impulsive blunders. "The watchword of Germany must be work," jays the premier of Prussia. Yes, and, work like hell, too, if they expect ever to get even. Downtown corners are changing hands at a rate that justifies any sort of prediction for booming business in Omaha this season. New York wets are lining up for a last ditch battle against the dry laws. If Manhattan Island ever turns into a desert, where will we look for an oasis A Chicago gent paid over $5,000,000 on Sat urday as the first installment on his income tax. Wonder whether he runs a newspaper or a job printing shop? , Senator Chamberlain is starting another in quiry into acts of the army. If he ever makes one of his charges stand up, it will be a sorry day for Newton U. Baker. The government-built road in Alaska is now termed a farce and a fizzle. However, it was a beautiful bit of camouflage when the demo crats were putting it over. Glory bel New York restaurants and hotels announce a cut in prices charged for meats. Now if this will only spread, how happy the Jjtingry American will be made. Paying $4.50 for a pint of "squirrel" whisky and then paying the fine of $100 for being caught with it makes the sport come rather high, but a lot of folks will take the chance. The Bee's Rotogravure Section on Sunday held much of local as well as general interest. You are not getting the best unless you have the Sunday B.ee with this section regularly. "Flying .circuses" as advertisements for the Victory loan may have reverse english, for they are likely to get folks to thinking of the $640, 000,000 that disappeared in the first aircraft fiasco. V , The local naval recruiting station is working nights now t$ accommodate the boys who want to get back into the service. And the navy likes to get its recruits from this part of the " world. , A course in road engineering at the state university will help a lot, if it has the effect of bringing people to understand that nowhere is the best the cheapest with as much force as in a public highway. I Decks are being cleared for the code bill light at Lincoln, and the reactionaries! outside the legislature are getting much worried over its prospects for passage. It promises a long step ahead, and probably will be taken. . ' Conviction of a "detective" who killed a girl riding in an auto shows that juries do some times hit a bullseye. This crime was peculiarly atrocious, and was made the more so by an attempt to blacken the girl's name after her death. An Iowa section boss padded the payroll and secured a small sum of unearned money. Uncle Sam turned around and fined him $4,000. If he had been dealing with the couyiaiiy alone, he would probably have escaped by losing his job. Another vote against government ownership. Another Great War Decision The United States supreme court's unanimous decision of yesterday in the Debs case follows with inexorable logic its unanimous decision of last year upholding the validity of the Selective Service act. As the nation, under the constitu tion, was held in the one case to have the power to command all of its resources in men and ma terial to resist and overcome an enemy, so in this later case the nation is held to have the lower, as through the Espionage act, whose . alidity is thus affirmed, to overcome and punish esistance to the operations of the nation's re quiting service. While the court gives to Mr. Deb's defenses x more respectful attention than they deserve, t is idle here to go over that matter. He was lot tried and he is not now judged on a "state ii mind" or on his general attitude toward socialism, as he contended. He Was tried and judged by public speeches whose natural and rea sonably probable consequence was to promote )bstructioti to the government's recruiting of irniies to fight Germany, and that this was his ntent could not, therefore, be fairly questioned. This decision is another landmark in con stitutional interpretation under the stress of the world's great war. It is worthy ef the preceding decision which has been referred to. The con stitution of the United States created a nation, jqual in its powers to every supreme emergency :hat might confront the nation. It is made im possible by these twoolecisions ever to construe that constitution as' having provided within it self, whether in relation to the war powers of congress or the right of free speech, thongs with which to bind the nation's fighting arm into helplessness or an individual license of re bellion which can paralyze that arm when set f.t ta utfika. New York World, BUSY WEEK AT PEACE COUNCIL. This will be the big week at the peace con ference, both at Paris and at V-rsailles. Latest news is to the effect tint thi tentative draft of the main treaty has been handed to Presi dent Wilson for his persual. As yet no inkling of what this document contains has been jiivcn the public. "Open covenants of peace, openly arrived at," may be all right in theory, but the present practice is quite against it. No conclave of peace or other delegates ever held has been surrounded with more of secrecy than has at tended the conferences of the subcommittees to which were assigned the different topics to be treated. What bargains have been struck, what trades have been made in these confer ences, we may never know, but we must realize that many deals had to be consummated before any treaty could be formulated. Great Britain has swung back to the original proposition that the peace treaty should be first considered, and the League of Nations taken up afterwards. This may be abandoned, if Mr. Wilson insists on coupling the two, but the British are moving with the thought in mind that the senate of the United States will bo, in a mood to ratify a peace treaty, whereas it may delay if not wholly defeat the proposed con vention if coupled with the League of Nations plan as now formulated. Modification of the draft of the submitted constitution may remove the objections that now are lodged .against it. What all the nations of 4he world now want more than anything is to know the basis on which peace is to be established, to have the fact announced, and to be set at the work of reconstruction without delay. Enough of time in which to accomplish this has elapsed, and plain folks are beginning to show impatience. Gentle St. Patrick and His Day. St. Patrick was a gentle man. On this one point all his biographers agree. Likewise, all legends agree that his mission to Ireland was to convert to Christianity the pagan pirates who kidnapped and sold him into slavery. His min istry was marked by such zeal and earnestness, such humility and generous piety, that not only did he bring conviction to the heathen he sought, but left so rich a, heritage that more or less of controversy has raged about it ever sjnee. For the present it scarcely matters whether Patrick was a Roman Catholic, a Reformed Pres byterian, or a Singing Baptist. The argument as to this point is as futile as any of the windy debates that swirl in irritating gusts over other points as immaterial and as irrevelant as the sectarianisni of the saint whose day we celebrate today. He carried a gospel of love and kind ness into a region where it was needed; he taught lessons of forbearance aid mutual help, and showed those who came under his ministra tions a better way to live. Differences of opinion over one or another of points Su Patrick probably would have ig nored as entirely outside and apart from the great scheme o salvation have divided the peo ple to whom he preached, as they have divided the rest of the world. It might be well for us all if we would only try to realize how well the teachings of Patrick fitted his time, and how easily they might be applied to ours, were we inclined to accept them with as little question as did the bare-legged bog trotters who idolized him for his gentleness. Building Material Prices. The controversy between the lumber dealers and the realtors over prices asked for lumber directs attention to the general situation. A great building campaign was adjourned in Oma ha by the war, with the understanding that it would be resumed immediately the emergency had passed. Government requirements for building materials no longer are urgent, but. the plans of private building call for material to the full extent of the supply. It is not a question of the market. However, the prospective build ers assert that they can not buy at present with any hope of getting out even in the future. The building is to stand for a long time, and its cost must be distributed over a long term of years. Unless it can earn enough in its reason able lifetime to return not only its cost at a normal rate of depletion, but also a profit on that cost, it is urfwise to build it. That is the problem to be faced at the mo ment. Structures that are urgently needed may, perhaps, be put up under existing conditions, but the owners will know that the investment is made at extreme- risk, if future profits are looked to. The man who builds now is not only at a disadvantage in Jiis relation with the future, but also must compete with those who built before the war, and who are in position thus to control the rental question cn which revenue must depend. These considerations are elemental, bijt they control. Judgment of prudent architects and contrac tors is that extensive building operations can not be undertaken at existing prices asked for material. It is not lumber alone, but everything that enters into the construction is high. One well known architect lately informed The Bee that he had completed estimates for, $2,000,000 worth of building, none of which would be put through until material could be purchased Tuore, cheaply. Whether the material dealers are ready to make concessions is for them to decide. It is very certain that no great activity will be noted in building until lower prices are quoted. Omaha and Its Auditorium. Mayor Smith is to discuss the Municipal auditorium before a committee of the Chamber of dommerce this week, from the standpoint of: "Shall Omaha finish the Auditorium, or do without one?" This question ought to answer itself. Omaha can not do without an auditorium. It is either finish the one we have started, or build a new one. Perhaps the present building is not as advantageously situated as might be, but it is all we have at present. Quite a lot of work needs to be done to put it into first class condition, but the money that is being spent on frills and fripperies in other directions might well be used to put the Auditorium into such condition as will enable it to meet in a measure the requirements of -such a structure. In time, if found feasible, another building may be erected, butr for the immediate future we will have to choose between the one that stands and none. Mayor Smith could do nothing bet ter than to have the Auditorium finished. Secret treaties 'solemnized between the En tente Allies during the war. are likely to be overhauled by the peace conference, but Lloyd George has said they will all be preserved in their integrity. This complication is likely to make more trouble than the attitude of the United States on the League of Nations, and may be one reason why the Europeans are so anxious to have us in and bound up with them. Ireland in Song and Story Cyril Arthur Player in Detroit News. Ireland is the last eternal home of the fairies. A strange destiny croons its story through lilac tinted centuries of aching history down to the hungry years of the present. It is a story blended with the lore of whimsical supersti tion and a urave, sweet beauty. In humor, in passion, in gloom, in tragedy,it scents the world with the perfume of its genius, this Ireland. Where imagination ceases and dull circum stance begins, no man can say; is it necessary even to separate the two at all? Is it vot true, perhaps, that this ancient cradle of culture and nursing mother of inspiration is the living para dox where fact and fancy meet? Industry and art arc close akin. Wherever women buy pretty things, they seek the Irish products of hand knitting, hand embroidery and lace making. These industries, truly arts, stretch back into really distant days days when Ireland seemed as if she would 'be the perpetual center of all such arts. Today Irish linen is a standard the world over; the extreme moisture in the atmosphere gives to Irish linen that delicate whiteness which is unobtainable in any other country. The Irish from time immemorial have been boatbuilders, although the west coast mackerel fishermen, or the hake coast to the south, or the haddock fisheries on the southeast must be visited to understand the real ingenuity of the Irish native boat builder. ( In a larger way Belfast represents the high development, of the shipbuilding industry, where the principal yard, before the war, employed ten thousand men, and was turning out a larger annual tonnage than any other yard in the world The whole of the White Star fleet was built there. The evidences of early and medaevel culture in Ireland are a multitude of beautiful things, not only classics of literature but likewise won ders of creative art. Thus at Cong Abbey, where sleep many of Ireland's ancient dead, and among them Rory O'Connor, the last king, there is an exquisite cross with golden traceries and deli cate beauty of silver and copper and enamel and bronze, a proof of the civilization built up with in Ireland long before the Normans ever crossed to her shores. Such instances might be multiplied, Throughout the older periods of Irish litera ature nearly all the greatest works are anony mous. In the modern Irish period it is possible to begin the record of Ireland's great with such names as Duald MacFirbis, the genealogist; Geoffrey Keating, the poet, who also wrote the standard classic, "History of Ireland;" Teig MacDire and Lughaldfi O'Clery, Brian Mac Giolla Meidhre, author of the remarkable "Mid night Court," and Anthony Raftery, the blind poet of Killeadan, to mention only a few of the earlier Gaelic writers of the modern period. But side by side with the dwindling Gaelic group a new Irish literature in English made its appearance at the close of the Eighteenth cen tury. This era opened with songs and ballads, songs of the sorrows of Ireland, generally breathing a passionate patriotism. Others were idylls of sentiment and peasant love melodies convivial and humorous. "The Wearin' of the Green" was One of the first street ballads, and since has become a na tional anthem. "The Cruiskeen Lawn" and "Irish Molly O" are other early1 Examples. Thomas Moore came along with his poems, many of them fine, and in the same period came Gerald Griffin and his "Eileen Aroon." One of the notable Irish writers of the first half of the Nineteenth century was "Father Prout" (the Rev. Francis Sylvester Mahoney), who wrote "The Bells of Shandon" "that sound so grand on the pleasant waters of the River Lee." Charles Lever's novels, "Harry Lorre quer" and "Charles O'Malley," are .classics now. and Samuel Lover contributed. "Rory O'Moore and "Handy Andy." Among the British national heroes of Irish birth may be recalled the Duke of Wellington, Earl Roberts, Earl Kitchener, Viscount French, Viscount Garnet Wolseley, General Gough and General MacMahon. Of course, the Irish have a long fighting history, and their own particular list of heroes, and a mighty list it is. Then another part of the hall of fame would include these: Daniel O'Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, John Mitchel (father of John Purroy Mitchel), Thomas Francis Meagher, Robert Emmet, John Blake Dillorf, Justin Mc Carthy, stout old John Redmond and, when their time comes, "Tay Pay" O'Connor and bitter tongued Tim Healy. And still there are scores left out, even such names as Seumas MacManus, Shane O'Neill, Edward Fitzgerald (translator of "Omar"), Ed mund Burke, Henry Gratten and so the names spring to the tongue, names of all the sons and daughters of the land of all genius. There is something in the soil of Ireland, in its lakes and woods, it& rocks and hills that carries a long, long memory. So it is that many of its natural beauties have been chronicled in legend or poem, and the world is familiar by picture with spots unseen. So the world forms idealized pictures of Killarney, of the great Shannon, of Tara, of the Rock of Cashel, of Galway of the Races, of Tip perary, of Blarney Castle, cf Drogheda, Kerry, Killaloe, Derry and the many sweet remembered spots enshrined in the songs of devoted Irish hearts. ' And ther is now a tragic memory for Old Head of Kinsale with its grim ghost-ridden cliffs and the ocean graveyard of the Lusitania meaning ceaselessly at its black feet; forever a monument to the women and children who perished cruelly in a war which it was not theirs to, wage. There is Limerick, the City of the Broken Treaty. Associated with its final surrender is one of the saddening episodes in Irish history, when the Irish soldiers, given the choice of serving under either of two flags, French or English, sailed from the Shannon, leaving their crying women behind thein on the shores, sol diers of fortune henceforth and a race of exiles. Since that day in 1691, practically, the Irish have been emigrants. In 1841 the population numbered 8,000,000, and the decrease has been steady, ever since, until now it is little more than 4,000,000. These exiles have'joined their songs' to those of the poets who remained at home. Usually there is a note of pathos and longingi a sob of regret, reflecting at once the unprosperous, baffl ed condition of the country itself and the cling ing affection it inspires in all its children. 75CV7 The Day, We Celebrate. Patrick C. Heafey, undertaker, born 1862. Owen McCaffrey, retired capitalist, born 1856. Rev. P. J. Judge, pastor Sacred Heart church, born 1858. Lady Patricia Ramsey (formerly Princess Patricia of Connaught), born 33 years ago. Dr. Hans Sulzer, the Swiss minister to the United States, born at Winterthur 43 years ago. Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, founder of the Free Synagogue in New York City and leader in many public-spirited movements, born in Buda pest 49 years ago. In Omaha 30 Years Ago. Monmouth Park M. E. chinch was dedicated by Bishop Newman. In the initial collection $500 was raised. For the first dry Sunday, the saloons were reported closed "as tight as a drjim." A new Omaha enterprise contemplates the manufacture of adamant wall plaster, accord ing to a patent formula. All players on the ball team must report before the 30th. St. Patrick's day, was duly celebrated, the oratory being furnished by Father McCarthy, T. J. Mahoney and Hon. P. E. C Lally of Vail, la. An exhibition and sale of artneedlework is advertised by the Chicago Society of Decorative Art to be held at the Millard People You Ask About Information About Folks In the Public Eye Will Be Given in This Column 1 ii Answer to Readers' Questions. Your v Name WtU Not Be Trlnted. Let The Bee Tell You. A. S. Miller. Sladison, Neb. Available American biographies fail to give the names of the parents of Genaral Thomas Lyons Htuner, "hio conKressman and brigadier sen eral in the Mexican Wnr, who died at Monterey. Mex., December , 2, 1S-T8. One volume refers to them as "pioneer farmers of Pennsyl vania," in which State General Hamer was born, Subsequently the fumily moved to th borders of Lake Champlaln, where his boyhood years were spent. According to ony auth ority young Tlitmer was 17 years of age when the family settled in Ohio, lie was a lawyer by profession, was elected to congress in 1833 and ser ved three terms. Entering the Mexi can war as a major of Ohio volun teers he was promoted to brigadier general July 1, 1846, and distin guished , himself In the battle of Monterey, a service which congress recognized by voting "a sword of honor to be presented to his nearest male relative." It is difficult to realize that we have with us yet, with promise of many years to come, the one Ameri can who made the world brighter by his genius, Charles F. Brush of Cleveland, inventor of the first prac tical electric light. Mr. Brush has just turned 70 years. As a young man, soon after completing a course in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan, Mr. Brush conceived the idea of employing electricity for lighting purposes, Obstacles blocked progress for sev eral years. Capitalists scoffed at what they regarded as an Inventor's dream. Eventually scientists took notice, backing appeared, and a prac tical demonstration of the new lisht at the Paris electrical exposition made the world his patron. The inventor became a millionaire over night. France made him a chevalier of the Legion of Honor. Frank J. fioodnow, who is to as sist in framing a constitution for the Polish government, is president of Johns Hopkins university arulv a leading authority Bn government. Some years ago he was selected as an expert adviser by China's high officials in putting the infant Chinese republic on its feet and later headed the Institute for Government Re search. Dr. Goodnow had his cul tural education at Amherst and his professional education at Columbia university, supplemented by studies at Paris and Berlin. Returning to the United States he became an in structor In Columbia and in 1914 was made president of Johns Hopkins. Ite is the author of many books deal ing with politics and administration, taxation and municipal government. Norman Hapgood, newly named American minister to Denmark, is well qualified to "tell it to the Danes" as diplomatically as Maurice Francis Egan,. whom he succeeds. Born in Chicago in 18H8 and gradua ted from Harvard in 1S90, Mr. Hap good entered the ranks of journalism and has been identified with new publications all his, active life, lie served as editor of Collier's Weekly from 1903 to 1912 and later strove to rescue Harper's Weekly from lit erary and financial rocks. As a bookmaker he has several biogra phies and other works to his credit, Missouri links arms with Massa chusetts In putting a state budget system into effect. The state com mission charged with the work ha just laid before the legislature a roster of ledger bills totaling $18, 500,000. The sum represents hat must be had to keep the regular state machine goiing. Several addi tional millions are available for dis bursement by the legislature, which surplus may save the budget from the logrollers. DREAMLAND ADVENTURE By DADDY "T1IE STRANUE XEW ANIMAL" tin thla etnry Peggy? Billy and T,nr,e soinfit Bear awaln encounter the Flying t'gre, from whom In last week'a Mnry Ihov suveu the. King of the Wild ticcso. unci tho beautiful Illue Gooas.) CHAI'TEH I lonesome Itcur Ijnihs. T) EGGY and Billy heard an odd noise as they walked through the grove near the river. "Wn! Wa! Humph! Snuff! Yow! Wa! Wa! Wa!" It wa like a laugh, a roar and a stomachache all mixed up together. At the same time there AROUND THE STATE. Kenesaw Publshing company has absorbed the Kenesaw Sunbeam and promises a brighter career for the Progress as a result. Retiring Edi tor Maltman, after five years' exper ience, concluded the town wasn't big enough for two papers and wisely quit the game. Paving projects enliven affairs 5n all the live towns of the state. Towns which have paved some want more, and those yet treading native soil are anxious for a solid footing in moist times. The spirit of the season makes tor permanent roads in towns and country. - Two successive mass meetings of property owners in Wayne unani mously endorsed paved streets and signed up for the urgent improve ment. Not a whisper waa heard at either meeting challenging the right of property owners to initiate1 the good work. Page Adam Breede of the Hast ings Tribune I Besides throwing a shell of Parisian lingo ajt the snlons, the scoffing scribe observes: "It be gins to look as though some of the members of the Nebraska legislature would favor a bill making it obli gatory for old maids to be chaper oned." That's the old Adam for you. Gering Is already preparing for the next meeting of the Nebraska Editorial association. Gering real-, izes that the early bird nabs the publicity worm, and promises enter tainment and hospitality galore, un less Will Maupin falls down on the job. No doubt the association will provide some lively entertainment should it press for a decision on the question whether the Wayne Herald, the Fairbury News, the Harvard Courier, the Aurora Republican or the Albion News Is the Beau Brum inel of the weekly press. That alone would give Gering a circus worth while. DAILY CARTOONETTE HERE C0ME5 PA? I'LL SURPRISE HIM WITH MY MPIil lifainMF i ii ia vv iui mD HE DID 'Hit'-.' i. " L"1 -in i,fmTrmi nia-nmnaaii arnflaM if n lina jaainaia lonesome Bear was IntiRhlns; so hard he was all doubled, up. was the sound of a heavy body rolling violently about among the bushes. Hilly drew Teggy quickly behind a large tree. "What do you suppose it Is?" she whispered. "Maybe it is the Flying Ogre." "Maybe," Billy agreed. "And I haven't a thing to fight him with ex cept my bean-shooter." Peggy and Billy still called the foe of the Wild Geese the Flying Ogre although they now knew that he was only an enterprising naturalist who was using an airplane to study the Wild Geese and secure speci mens for his museum. Billy didn't w,ant to encounter the Ogre, for the Ogre might have learn ed that Billy was the one who had disabled his airplane so the Geese could get away. But as the odd noiso continued and as the thrash tng grew louder and louder, the children crept closer to get a look What they saw made them wonder. There was Lonesome Bear rolling around on the ground in a queer kind of a convulsion. "Oh, do you think he has a fit?" asked Peggy. "Perhaps it'a the colic," replied Billv Belgium. "Wa! Wa! Wa!" snorted Lone some Bear, and he rolled about more violently than ever. Peggy wonder ed if something awful was wrong with liia inside. "I know what's the matter with him," exclaimed Billy suddenly. "He is having a tit a tit of laughter." Yes, that was it. Lonesome Bear was laughing so hard he was all doubled up. "Wa! Wa! I haven't had so much fun in all my life!" gasped Lone some Bear. "I chased the Ogre up a tree and kept him there all night. And I scared him oh, how I scared him! I made believe I was a new kind of a bear, worse than a grizzly, I roared, I tore the bark from the tere and I danced a war dance. It was so dark that he couldn't see that I was just a regular bear, so he thinks he has discovered a strange new tvpe of bear. Wa! Wa! Wa! What fun!" Lonesome Bear waa having such a good time laughing and repeating over to himself the funny adventures of the night that the children couldn t help joining in his mirth. Soon they were rolling around, laughing as heartily as he was. Finally Billy sat up and wiped the tears of glee from his eyes. Then suddenly he started in alarm and raised his bean-shooter to his lips. Peggy, warned by his action, looked quickly to the right, and her heart jumped to her throat. There was the Flying Ogre, rifle In hand, looking eagerly at Lonesome Bear, a triumphant gleam in his eyes. Slowly he aimed the rifle until it pointed directly at Lonesome Bear's laughter-shaken body. The Ogre's linger tightened upon the trigger. In another instant it would all be over with Lonesome Bear. But in that instant Billy acted. A bean went whizzing from his shooter straight to tho 'tip of the Ogre's nose. ' "Ouch!" yelled the Oere. "Bang!" crashed the gun. But the bullet Daily Dot Puzzle I ' a .o lo O ; t .5 . V"' 9 .25 o 2b 2S 24 What has Tommy drawn? ' Draw from ona to two and ao on to the end. went smashing harmlessly into a tree. Another Becond and Lone some Bear, the laughter scared out; of him, waa racing for life through the woods, while the Ogre danced around in the bushes, holding th tip of his damaged nose. Tomorrow will bo told how Loriesomo ear ftnda himself In aerloua trouble.) ees ox "Words Written on Paper." ; Stromsburg, Neb., March 14. To the Editor of The Bee: Thomas More was born in the year 1480; he departed this life in 1535. He wrote a book called Utopia. He pictured an imaginary island, where everyone lived in peace and happiness. Where no wars were to take place except by virture of great provoca tion. Mr. More was a dreamer, his visionary ideas were never realized. We have many dreams now; the rw.r n'hn urn cnlncr tn form the league of nations are dreamers. They are masters oi nanunng iaimuan as to conceal inougni, aim uiue iuo ultimate results should it be adopt ed. Should it be adopted in its present form, then England and or, itaf allloci ivill rpan what, thpv want, and our great and glorious initen states win oecome u in ternational police force to stand guard over ' the petty kingdoms across the water. Of course we would have to pay our own ex penses. Tha Iraiaaf lt lickfid and W6 thought that we were rid of kaiser i. 'wr Vir,,n-t,t wft hnrl a free country, purchased by the blood of our forefathers; mat we comu uia cuss political issues, that this was out birthright, so to say. But now an i itcllectual genius by the name of Clearman tells us that if we utter -,,.iv,i,ltT in nnimHitinn to the nlan of the league of nations we should be "hung. t Koiiovo the hible savs. "Can the leopard change his. spots?" As long as individuals will ngnt, nations win. Human nature is what it was thou r? irara a srn and will remain ii, ..mi ,ntii timn Is no more, the league of nations to the contrary not withstanding. The world had thirty peace trea ties before this war broke out. What did they amount to? Nothing. The ,,!tit.itinn of the league of nations wilt meet the same fate. Nothing but words written on paper. Dealing with' Foreign languages. i-v,.. Afav.T, A Tn the Editor of The Bee: I note in your March 3 Issue an article in your iei'sr dui, nf Wnrptcn Tnnsriies." bv H. , a 111 V . a w. a ' hich is tho most sen sible and logical argument in favor of teaching toreign tongues mai have had the pleasure of reading for a long time. , . . Judge Claiborne is right In his contention that if we are to meet u n.M In .nmntttinn that we must train our children in foreign languages, ana we cannot uegm nuj . tnr tt to In nhUrUinod that IUU OVU1L, " " ...... hew languages are the eastiest ac quired, and most assureaiy me lan guage or languages alone can be taught without the teaching of any Toreign propaganaa. j.imi mo a-i--mirinr- In ftnvlv childhood, by an American child of a foreign lan- ;uage or several toreign musuusca, nfa hit that child's love or patriotism to this country is pure IUU per cent nonsense. hna hppn life-long advocate of the compulsory tfaclilntr in all the countries of the world of some sort of a universal language, like Esperanto, lor in stance, (in addition to the present nqiu'0 tnntrne of paeh. and if some such plan was put in force, in a generation or two tne universal lnnciiB would exaduallv sunersede the native tongues of the various nations of tno -wona, (ana mci- lelitany tnis woum uu mui ii to pie rtnf f"utii-o wnr hnr until sump such plan is agreed upon by the edu cational departments or tne various nnHnna nf lllft HJirM WA milttt A 0. pend upon our success or failure in meeting tne nusmess, as wen as tne social and educational, competition of the rest of the world in direct mtlr. mr nnr fhilrli'pn and nnr chil dren's children acquire a fluent I knowledge of other languages, and the more languages they know the more will America be able to keep in the forefront among the world's leading nations, and this talk about a "one language country," thereby isolating it from the rest of the world socially, commercially and politically, is all "bosh," is sui cidal to our natiunal policies and our international aspirations, and its advocates have done the nation in calculable harm by stampeding leg islatures into passing senseless and foolish laws Interfering with a per. son's right to educate himself as he sees tit. Just imagine our ambas sadors n foreign countries com pelled to depend on enemy, inter preters. During the last year we have liad many spectacular explosions about "speak, rend, write, think nothing but English or get out." and other nonsensical propaganda, fostered promulgated and publicly posted (let it be said to the discredit of this great vand patriotic state) by a few fanatical and needlessly excited members of our state councils of de fense, particularly of Nebras ka and Iowa, which posters and pro paganda have needlessly insulted and Injured the feelings of hundreds of thousands of loyal and patriotio of our foreign-born citizens of these states and unjustly cast suspicion upon them, a large number of whom had their boys in khaki fighting the battles of Uncle Sam. Now, since America has again become "safe for free speech," our citizens are begin ning to sit up and take notice of the tremendous harm that has been wrought during the period of the war by the idiotic chanting of a few irresponsible, hypocritical Met calfes, Hardings (of bribery fame), and Kennedys, seif-styled super-patriots, who have delegated to them selves all the patriotism in the coun try with an arrogance that would make the kaiser and his six Hahen zollern sons turn green with envy.. Judge Claiborne Is right. What we need in this country, and par ticularly in this state and our sister state of Iowa, is more common sense in dealing with the foreign-language question, and less fanaticism. More level-headed, clear-thinkingj logical Claibornes, and less Are-eating, foolish, fanatical Metcalfes, Hardings and Kennedys. i WALTER ROSICKT. Numbers on Buildings. Omaha. March 15. To the. Edi tor of The Bee: In going into dif ferent parts of the cty of Omaha, a person who observes cannot help no ticing that great numbers of build ings have no numbers on them. Whole blocks of dwelling houses and even blocks of business buildings have, scarcely a number on them. Then there seems to be no system in many places in numbering houses. In the block where I live our place Is number 2201. the next house to us Is only about 20 feet from us, vet the number Is 2205, then the next house is only about three feet from the sec ond house, yet the third house has the number 2211 on it If those numbers are correct, I miss my guess on it. Then south of Q street one house will be numbered 2925 and the house next to it will be num bered 3927, then the next house will be 2931. In the district' in Omaha between Leavenworth and Vinton streets and Twenty-fourth and Thir teenth are large numbers of build ings with no number on them or they are wrongly numbered. We should not brag of Omaha be ing an up-to-date city until we see that every building has a number on it, and that the numbers are correct. This ought to be something to keep some of the city commissioners busy for a little while. FRANK A. AGNEW. LINES TOA LAUGH. First Credit Man---How about Jonea of PlKvilla Ontrr? Second Credit Man IIo nlwnya pay cash, bo wo don't know how honest he is! Boston Globe. Mrs. Smith They tell me one of the girls nude a faux pas at the cooking class lunch that everybody noticed. Jlrs. Comeup (proudly) I guess It wej my daughter. She can make any of them French things Baltimore Bun. any other girl and now I aee In the paper thnt he has just been decorated for gal- Inn trv. Detrnlt PreA Vrean Jana Willis You look aa If you had lost your last friend. What la wrong? Marie Glllis I've Just discovered that Harry 4 false to tne. . Ho wrote me from Fr.-iin-e that ho., wasn't even looking at Buy Your Insurance Frora Meyer Klein 633 First Nat'l. Bk. BIdg. Telephone Tyler 360. BUDDIES. Did you ever hike mllllona of tnllos, And carry a ton on your back. And blister your heela and your ahoui. dera, too, Where the atrapa run down from your pack, In the rain or the anow or the mud, per haps, In the, smothering heat or the cold 7 If you have why then you're a buddy of ours. And we welcome yon Into our fold. Did you ever eat with your plate In your lap. With your cup on the ground at your Bld, While cootlea and bugs of aperies untold. Danced fox trots over your hide? Did you ever sleep In a tent ao email That your head and your feet played tag? Then shake, old man, you're a pal of ours. For you've followed the lame old flag. Did you ever atand In front-line trench. With Frltzle a few feet away, With Jerries and Mlnnivs a whistling around. And gaa coming over all day? With No Man's Land a sea of ateel And a tempest of bursting shell Then, come in, old man, and toust your shins, For we're all Just back from hell. J. K. M. in Stars and Strlpre. 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