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The code bill .has passed; wilt it be signed?
Nebraska's new bljie sky law promises to
have a full set of teeth.
Omaha it developing a "boy burglar"' indus
try that needs some careful attention.
Mr. Mayfield did not keep anybody long in
suspense as to what he intended to do.
1 That "pork and bean" biscuit may grow into
porterhouse and pie if the lawyer's plan goes
through all right '
The president is said to have called on a
queen in Paris, but it is not safe in Omaha to
call on less than three. -
Neutral nations are reported to be arranging
a loan for the German government. The Allies
are making it necessary.
, 'The house declined to establish another state
board, which sign of sanity is certain to be
acknowledged by the public
, v Good times are reported from Danzig
everybody loafing and the government paying
ths bills. Bolshevik idea of Paradise.
Lloyd George has assured parliament that all
pledges made in regard to Germany will be car
ried out. This will be interesting news in Berlin.
Texas and Oklahoma got the second edition
' of the great storm, much harder than the twister
that hit Omaha. This is little consolation,
Japanese can not win citizenship by service
in the American army, according to a Texas
federal judge. This will be important news at
.' The air mail service is again promised, but
a much nearer consummation is the substitution
of automobile trucks for street cars in the col
lection and delivery of local mails,
The League of Nations commission is again
discussing amendments, and President Wilson
is presiding over the session. - It may be that
Article XXVII is not yet the end, after all.
Ked Cloud merchants are going back to the
old .standard time, after giving the "daylight"
plan a trial. If the objectors can only be patient,
they will see the whole country abandon the ex
periment. 1 ,
If the kaiser is to be tried, we can think of
no more appropriate place for the court to' sit
than in Brussels, and it ought to be in the same
room where the decision to murder Edith Cavell
Germany had the fun of wrecking the French
coal mines at Lens, and now will have its pleas
ure heightened by furnishing the French with
coal, until the Ruined workings are again pro
ducing. " This seems about right. .
N London newspapers have caught ,the spirit
and are building an American navy much faster
than the most enthusiastic Yankees are. If the
press agents will only take a vacation for a few
years, perhaps' the shipyards may catch up with
; Xfrs. Gerard's eagle eye contributed to the
-undoing of captured spy, but compare the
sentence of the military court with what might
have" happened in another country. It recalls
George Harvey's query: , "Can you imagine
Newton D. Baker signing a death warrant?"
Sjhips carrying food to Germany are forced
to return in ballast, as the Germans have no
freight to send out. What has become of all
that wonderful accumulation of billions of dol
lars worth of articles manufactured during the
war? Some wonderful romances are now van
ishing before the cold light of facts, among them
the super-efficiency of the- Huns.
je ?; . , - 1 1 - "
The Omaha minister who urges a new spirit
in the church should not predicate his argument
on the fact that the bolsheviki have furnished a
new definition of property. Their attitude is as
old as the human race, and has ever been the re
sort of the indolent, the improvident nd the
reckless. They merely propose to reap where
another has sown. .The church may be in dan
ger, but it will not help itself by countenancing,
even indirectly, the movement that destroys in
centive by abolishing ownership.
Bolshevism After 15 Months
" The French Reipn of Terror lasted IS
months, ending July 27, 1794. with the execution
of 70 or more Terrorists or leaders of the
Commune and Jacobin club. Thereafter the
revolution settled into processes bearing a sem
blance to orderly government and respect for
life. . . ..
The Russian Reign of Terror under the bol
sheviki is now well beyond its 15th month of
indescribable anarchy and confiscation and rob
bery and starvation and massacre, compared
with which the performances under the French
Comune were hardly more than a suggestion.
But as yet it gives no appearance of burning
oat It rather appears to be spreading. It is now
raging westward through the Ukraine and al
ready is leported to have possession of the
principal cities.. It has reverses but they are
' occaisiona! and spotted. Its advances have been
- Is this the work of a few desperate men sup
ported by less than 10 per cent of the people?
That is the repeated assertion of the Russian
opponents of bolshevism. But if they are right
what have they got to say for themselves? A
greater self-condemnation for incapacity to or
ganize resistance or for lack of spirit to resist
there never was than is thus set forth on behalf
of 90 per cent of the Russian people.
What is the truth about Russia? New York
PURSE-STRING CONTROL OP PEACE.
Senator Hiram Johnson scouts the idea of
the Peace conference not meeting American de
mands, because, as he pqints out, America holds
the purse-strings. Therefore, Mr,, Wilson's
views will be heard in Paris. At the first se
rious talk of & league of nations, it was noted
that the only league really needed is an agree
ment between the United States and Great
Brtitain. Without their support and consent no
power can initiate or carry on a war, for be
tween them they control the financial resources
of the world.
France, Italy and Germany have exhausted
their immediate power, and must spend many
years in building up. Japan has not recovered
from the drain of the war with Russia, and
could not easily finance a war for defense, Jet
alone one of aggression.' How greatly the re
sources of the British empire have been strained
is not known, and may not be for a long time
to come. Its solvency is not questioned, how
ever. Our national experience with the war from a
financial viewpoint is amazing. The budgets for
1917, 1918 and 1919 contemplated an expendi
ture of almost $63,000,000,000. Money actually
expended did not approach that figure, but
amounts that in ordinary times would be
stupefying have gone through the Treasury.
Bond sales amount to about $18,000,000,000,
while tax collections for 1918 approximated
$4,500,000,000, those for 1919 are now estimated
at upwards of $6,000,000,000, and the anticipated
revenue collections for 1920 are above $4,000,
000,000. .This provides close to $33,000,000,000,
exclusive of the Victory loan, about to be
floated, as actual cost of our participation in the
Purse-string control of war grows in es
timation as the eloquent tale of the cost of war
is unfolded. The people control the purse
strings in America, and it is very certain they
have had enough of the game. If another world
war depends on its being financed from Amer
ica, it will never happen.
Making a Joke of Omaha.
Is there not some way by which Omaha's
good name can be safeguarded from being
blazoned broadcast as a breeding place of freak
lawsuits? - i
This question is suggested by the filing in
our courts of a petition on behalf of a couple of
women of country-wide notoriety, demanding
some $120,000.00 in damages from big meat
packing firms for alleged .infringement of a
patent ration formula. What on the face of it
appears to be such a preposterous proposition
is of course wired by news purveyors to papers
throughout the lartd that naturally accord the
colossal character of the idea an exceptional
prominence in comparison with the ordinary run
of pigmy litigation. ' '
This free advertising is doubtless what the
women and their contingent fee lawyer want.
It bodes Omaha no good, however, but on the
contrary is calculated to make people refer to
Omaha in this connection as a joke.
Presumably any one can offer any kind of a
paper in our courts and have it go of record
until withdrawn or stricken from the files. No
one wants the doors of justice closed( against
any person with a real grievance to be r edressed,
but we insist some remedy should be devised by
which Omaha, too, could have justice as against
the odium of such outbreaks.
Punishment for a German Spy.
An American soldier who deserted from the
army, entered the German spy system, and
finally surrendered himself to United States
authorities, has just been sentenced to ten years
in an army prison. Ample time remains for the
exercise of clemency, that the cruelty .of the
military court may be mitigated. All this fel
low did was to devote himself to the destruction
of America after taking an oath of service and
donning the uniform of the country. To be
sure, he did not accomplish his end.' For the
matter of that, the military secrets of this coun
try consist chiefly of information withheld from
our own people, such as what went with the
$640,000,000 appropriated to build airplanes that
never flew. But if we take the will for the deed,
this miserable traitor did his utmost to ruin the
country to which he owed everything. Any
where else in the world, he would have paid
the penalty exacted from traitors since first the
crime of treachery was recognized. Is it any
wonder that we are the sport of anarchists, bol
shevists, madmen of all types, bent on disturb
ing our peace and thwarting our progress? How
long wilt our people continue to confuse namby
pambyism with humane and merciful government?
His Highness, the $20-Hog.
Six weeks ago all sorts of apprehension was
felt concerning the price of hogs. How far
would the drop go when the government "regu
lation" prices terminated on March 1? At
that time $17.50 was set as the basic price, and
anything under this was loss, according to the
notions given currency. At Kansas City a Ne
braska farmer has just disposed of a car load
of fat pigs for the tidy sum of $20.70 per hun
dred, his shipment of 68 peers of the porcine
realm bringing him $3,589.04. No wonder the
Farmers' union wants to start a co-operative
bank; the ordained institutions-will not be able
to take care of the money that is coming into
the state if pig values continue at this rate of in
crease. Nobody pretends to account for the
ascent of prices, nor to predict that the top has
been reached. In the meantime the clamor
against the grasping packers has somewhat sub
sided, while a hungry world calls for more
bacon than ever., The future seems rosy for
the hog breeders.
Some Consoling Figures.
. The bureau of war risk insurance has given
out some figures that must serve to reassure
the people as to the extent of serious personal
injury suffered by the soldiers. It is authority
(or the statement that only 125 cases of total
blindness have been returned, and of these some
are not yet given up as permanently blind. This
should be compared with the fact that more
than 50,000 permanently blinded persons were
in the Uaited States prior to the war. Less
than 4,000 amputations were performed, and not
one case wherein the victim lost both arms and
both legs. The toll of industrial accident is
greater than this annually. All well know and
appreciate the risk assumed by the soldier going
into battle, but the figures provided by the gov
ernment must be gratifying when they show
how far anticipation outran realization. Much
of the good result noted is certainly due to the
skill and devotion of the surgeons, and to them
must go the credit for reducing the wreckage of
Snake Cults in the Niger .
1 Amaury Talbot in London Times. 1
The network of waterwayj forming the low
er reaches of the Niger delta is tenanted, ac
cording to native ideas, by a system of spirits
as varied and complicated as the maze of
creeks and rivers which form their dwelling
place. Such genii are known among Kalahari,
an important coastal tribe, by the generic
name of Own Amapu, of which one of the
chief divisions is that of the sacred serpents,
Adumu, by whom the greater number of water
ways hereabouts are thought to, have been cre
An hour before sunset, one Sunday afternoon,
we reached a little beach on the Adum'-Ama
Bokko, below the shrine of the serpent Juju.
There we were welcomed by the head priest,
an old man with gentle manners and friendly
air, who led us straight to the hut of the fetish.
On the way he told us that we were the first
white people to land upon this sacred ground.
Roughly translated the priest's account ran
"Adum-Ama is the home of the great Juju
Adumu. He is a very powerful Owu. Often
he shows himself in the shape of a great snake
but when he goes fishing in his canoe at night
takes the form of a man. At such times his
wife, 'Ngoji, sits at the stern steering. There is
a sign by which they may be known from or
dinary men. Adum always places his throwing
spear on the left hand or carries it against
his left shoulder, while human beings have theirs
on the right. Otherwise the couple look just
like simple nsher-tolk and go up and down,
watching the ways of men and their dealings
with the water-people." . ,
On such occasions 'Ngoji is said to carry
the catch for her husband. It if a curious fact,
vouched for by the many fowls and ducks to
be seen on this small strip of land, that the
snakes, called by : the natives "Children of
Adumu," not only do not hurt the , people
themselves, but, seemingly, never even touch
their poultry. When one remembers how
many Portuguese marines made their way, in
old days, to this part of the coast, it is not
difficult to understand why the figure of Adumu,
carved from a great post, is here shown with
the pointed mustache and beard, the ruff and
feather-trimmed hat, of a don of the. period
when these bold seafarers first penetrated to
the lower reaches of the Santa Barbara. The
fish which hangs beneath the ruff and the two
snakes coiled panier-wise on either side at about
the level 6f the hips are obviously symbolic of
the demi-god's attributes.
At 'Ngeri-Baw-Ama, a town near Ke, to the
east of the Sombreiro river, also unvisited
hitherto by Europeans, another temple of Adum
may be seen. It faces a sacred water, the en
trance arched over by creepers beneath which
a short, sandy track leads down to the shore.
Tall Mimbo palms spread protecting arms over
head, while below, in the cool shadow, sweet
scented ' water lilies raise white petals with
hearts of gold above a carpet of level leaves,
emerald, copper tinted, or deep red in tone.
Here and there the dark, clear surface is flecked
with azure, where broken reflections from the
cloudless sky have somehow forced a way
through the screening palms.
The sacred spot is approached by two paths,
one broad, straight and smooth, leading to the
front of the shrine which faces the Juju water,
the other a mere bush track, branching off
some hundred feet- or so away and crossed
and recrossed by gnarled and knotted roots.
The first is the road for male worshippers, the
second that for women. Even by this path,
however, the latter may not draw very near;
but must stay their steps at a place marked
off, where a three-sided "bush seat" has been
set for their use. From this point they can
see the wall of the shrine, but may not cast so
much as a glance within. The spot is cele
brated throughout the country side as a place
of pilgrimage for barren women and weak men.
Among the Ibos of the Owerri district we
discovered another Juju, named Ogugu, by
which serpent , messengers are sent into the
houses of those who have sworn falsely upon
its name. One evening, while staying in the
rest house at Omu-Akani, a man gave us some
information about this cult. He said:
"If anyone promises something to the Juju
and fails to give this, or swears on its name,
but does not carry out the thing, Ogugu always
sends visitors to remind that person. Big
snakes she sends to lie across the threshold
of the house. At midnight one creeps into the
bed, or coils by the head of the sleeper. Never,
never does such a messenger leave again until
the promise has been carried out."
A few miles off, at Obogwe, we came upon
one of those strange and highly decorated
temples known as 'Mbari. In this case the
building was a double one, raised in joint honor
of the Thunder God, Amade Onhia, and his
consort, the Earth Goddess Ale. Here, amid
a multitude of figures adorning the two shrines,
one is to be seen depicting the unhappy fate of
a woman who had broken a promise pledged
upon the name of Ogugu. A python entwines
the body of the perjurer, whose arms are raised
above her head, either in horror at sight of
this terrible reminder of broken vows or, one
may perhaps hope, in pledge of amendment.
Besides the "children of Adumu" there are a
multitude of other Owu Amapu, powerful and
mostly beneficent genii. Some, however, are '
malignant, resembling the Ibibio 'Mbiam in
their dealings, overturning canoes, especially
those of men against whom their aid has been
invoked. The king of these water spirits is
Freya, whose capital, Frey'ama, lies beneath a
creek near Bile.. There he holds court and,
at times of festival, all Owu gather to do him
reverence. When under water he bears human
form, but shows himself to mortals in serpent
It is strenuously denied that human victims
are ever offered up to the water sprites at the
present day, but, on one occasion, accident
pointed to the probability of some such sacrifice
having been made. We chanced to pass along
the New Calabar river, near Ewafe, a region !
inhabitated partly .by Ibo and partly Kalahari,
when one of our attendants pointed out a large
crocodile lying on the bank. A few moments
later, to the delight of all, the beast fell to !
my rifle, and the "beef" was eagerly shared
out by our followers. , Suddenly, excited shouts
arose and a man ran forward to tell us that,
while cutting up the beast, two small Ibo
bracelets, or anklets, of bronze, several tie-tie-ropes,
tightly knotted, and a quantity of human
hair had been found within. He, however,
hastily added that this would not spoil the
flesh, "because it nebber be white man hair, only
The bracelets were pitifully small, while the
tie-tie was knotted in loops which could fit but
the slenderest of wrists or ankles. It seems
probable, therefore, that a child victim had been
bound to tree or stake amid the mangrove
swamps and there left to be devoured by croco
diles, or as an offering to some river Juju, to
induce the granting of plentiful catches of fish.
People You Ask About
," Information About Folks In
the Public Eye Will Be Given
In This Column In Answer
to Readers' Questions. Tour
Name Will Not Be Printed.
Let The Bee Tell You.
The Day We Celebrate.
Gen. Enoch H. Crowder, who as judge advocate-general
of the United States army, di
rected the work of the draft, born in Missouri,
60 years ago.
Charles E. Hughes, former supreme court
justice, born at Glen Falls, N. Y., 57 years ago.
John W. Weeks, former United States sena
tor from Massachusetts, born at Lancaster,
N. H., 59 years ago.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
Lotta drew a large audience to her per
formance of "Pawn Ticket No. 210" at the Boyd.
Ned Reading, the soldier bicyclist, beat the
100-mile record in his race with Knapp at the
coliseum. His time was 5 hours, 49 minutes,
Nathan Merriam has disposed of his resi
dence at the corner of Twenty-first and Burt,
and will soon depart for California.
Work has commenced on Dellone's new $50,
000 hotel to go up at the northwest corner
of Capital avenue and Fourteenth
British Tribute to Sims.
For various reasons the time has
not yet come for an adequate review
of the part played by the United
States navy in the war. But the
impending departure from England
of Admlra: William Sowden Sims,
commander-in-chief of United States
naval forces operating in European
waters since America entered the
war, makes it appropriate to recount
his activities, and, in outline, those
of the men and ships under him.
Few in Great Britain may realize the
dimensions of the forces which Ad
miral Sima commanded. At the
signing of the armistice they in
cluded nearly 400 ships of various
types, over 6,000 officers, and 74,000
men a considerably larger naval or
ganization than the United States
possessed before the war, '
Admiral Sim's name has become
almost a household word with us
since the day in April, 1917, when he
arrived within a week of America's
declaration of war, and was forth
with recognized at the admiralty and
in the royal navy as what he is one
of the foremost sailors of the day.
Practically throughput his stay in
Er.cland ho sat at the daily council
table in Whitehall. From the first
he determined that all along the line
there must bo complete co-opera
tion with the allied navies, and with
the British navy in particular, uni
tied command was to be his guiding
motive; his forces were to be looked
upon as reserves; where they should
go and In what numbers should be
determined only by the general
strategical situation. Adherence to
this policy involved the subordination
of personal ambitions and national
susceptbilitles; Admral Sims's diplo
macy was typically American; he
put on no airs; he meant what he
said: he kept nothing up his sleeve.
He addressed himself to people both
in the United States and Great
Britain with especial fearlessness,
and insisted that' the world at large
should he in no doubt that it was
primarily British sea power that won
Shielded by the grand fleet, the
United States warships escorted
through the war zone 62 per cent of
the American expeditionary forces,
or about 1,250,000 troops, without
loss. Of the 2,000,000 American
trooDS transported to France, 45 per
cent were carried in American trans
ports. Of all the cargo vessels sent
to France, England and Italy, while
the United States was in the war, 27
per cent were convoyed through the
war zone by United States naval vessels.
Admiral Sims' forces laid about 80
per cent of a North sea mine barrage
ovrenrHnc fYnm trin Orknfivs to Nor
way. The mines were handled en
tirely by American men ana laia
from "a squadron of United States
iviorliant ahlnn whlrh rtail hpftn con
verted into minelayers. In one op
eration u is reporta tnat a neiu ui
over 5.000 mines was laid in less
than four hours a feat said to be
without parallel in mining.
American naval neauquarters m
London created an organized naval
aviation force, foreign service, con-
aieHnc it o nnrnvlmn tfflv 20.0.00 men
and 5,000 officers. This personnel
was aistrmutea aiong mo coast una
of Europe from the North Sea to
thn Airintir. onri rvpatpd lfi Bpanlane
stations, four dirigible stations,
three Kite nauoon stations, two large
assembly and repair bases, and a
orfu: rmmhlne erouD in northm
France. The United States navy also
lent many airmen ana air mecnanics
to the allies while they were waiting
for their own aeroplanes. ,
,As 'comrades of the mist." a
squadron of American dreadnought
battleships units or unnvanea ex-
-oilnnon nnArater! rlnrlriflr the last
year of the war as an integral part of
Admiral Beatty s armaaa, ana a. ui
vision of submarines based on Ire
land operated off the channel against
At.Aw.Tr euVtmnrines A force of SD6-
cially built submarine chasers helped
the allies at tne- entrance ot me
Adriatic against the U-boats; an
other force was similarly employed
in the English channel and the Irish
sea. American destroyers and other
anti-submarine craft were always
at work in British and French wa
Admiral Sims is universally pop
ular with his subordinates. Those
who have served under him have
found him to be a real leader of
men, a believer in decentralization,
trusting his juniors implicitly, de
clining to sap his own executive
energies by intrference with details,
and everywhere encouraging indi
vidual initiative and exercise of
ingenuity on the part of Subordi
nates, from whom in turn he has re
ceived a peculiarly high degree of
loyalty and affection. He goes home
to be president tf the naval war col
lege at Newport, Rhode Island, and
to resume the rank of rear admiral,
his admiralshlp having been con
ferred only for the duration of his
special war servico in European wa
ters; but if, as his friends hope, he
is soon to be raised to the rank of
admiral of the American navy a
rank which does not at present ex
ist it will be a fitting and deserved
recognition of his war work. Cor
respondence of London Times.
Legend of a Lake. ,
In the Eastern Transvaal is a sheet
of water known as Lake Chrissie.
From the earliest days of Dutch set
tlement there was a prophecy that,
if this lake ever ran dry, the Boers
would lose their Independence. To
wards the end of the South African
war. Lake Chrissie, for the first time
on record, became completely dry,
but soon after the declaration of
peace, resumed its normal appearance.
(Rtvoltlns blrdi itek to dutroy nil and
ordr la Blrdland. A mycterloua knlcbt,
who cornea to tb rescue ot Pes ry. nr-
uadee the loyal birds to join the revo
lutionise in a pian to overcome the Utter.)
Everybody for Himself.
PEGGY ran through the woods
quickly, but kept her eyes and
ears constantly alert for any sound
or sign that might guide her to the
tree where the mob had imprisoned
Judge Owl, Blue Jay and Reddy
Excited chattering presently told
her that she was drawing near to
where the revolutionists were feed
ing. Creeping to the brow of a hill
she had a good view of the lively
things that were going on. Just as
she got there, some of the revolters
found a large patch of weeds that
were just loaded with seeds. With
exulting cries they swept down to
feast on them. But the loyal birds
were there ahead of them. "Every
body for himself!" they shrieked, and
they went after those seeds so
greedily that the revolters scarcely
got a tastj of them.-
Soon Jack Sparrow himself found
a piece of bread. In his selfish way
he tried to keep it to himself, fight
ing off other sparrows that tried to
steal a bite. And while he was fight
ing up came the knight. He grabbed
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The knight charged on the birds.
the bread and held it above his
head. In a flash General Swallow
had grabbed it and rushed it away.
When Jack Sparrow started to chase
General Swallow he banged . into
King Bird and then there was a bat
tle royal. Jack Sparrow was angry
because he had lost his meal and
King Bird appeared to be offended
because Jack Sparrow had run into
him. Jack Sparrow was a very good
lighter, but King Bird was better,
and soon he had Jack Sparrow run
ning for all he was worth.
So it went on, the revolters would
find dainty morsels, but before they
could swallow them a loyal bird
would be right there to grab it away.
And every time the loyal bird would
yell the slogan of the revolters "Ev
erybody for himself!"
After a time, as the revolters grew
hungrier and hungrier and they saw
their food taken away again and
again, they began to grow vexed.
Then they grew boiling mad. And the
madder they became the more tant
alizing became that cry "Every
body for himself!"
Soon there were fights going on all
over Blrdland. The loyal birds had
mixed in among the reciters so
thickly that when a fight was started
it was usually one bird against an
other, instead of one against a gang.
Or sometimes it was a gang of loyal
birds against a smaller gang of re
volters. Under these circumstances
the revolters were getting whipped
right and left. But they didn't know
that it was because the loyal birds
I -we re organized against them. They
thought it wac just the working out
of the lav "Everybody for himself,"
as it really was, and they became
more and more disgusted with It. .
Finally they came upon the big
gest find of all a sack of wheat
which had fallen from a farmer's
wagon. One end had broken open
and the golden grain was partly
out on the ground. Here was enough
to feed the whole flock. The hungry
revolters pounced upon It greedily
for with such a lot of wheat surely
everyone would get a bite.
But no. Yelling his battle cry: "Hi
yi! Hi yi!" the knight charged on the
birds gathering around the bag. He
scattered them with his sword and
gathered up the sack.
"Everybody for himself! This is
my prize, come take it who can!" he
shouted. Even the grain on the
ground was lost to the revolters, for
the knight's gallant steed began to
lap it up eagerly.
Enraged, the revolters attacked
the knight in a body, but he, protect
ed by his armour, only laughed at
them. The loyal birds took a hand
in the attack.
While they pretended to be sailing
into the knight they were really us
ing their beaks against the unhappy
Seeing how things were going,
Peggy laughed and laughed to her
self. But suddenly her laugh died
in her throat Swooping down on
the revolters and the loyal birds were
six fierce hawks.
"Everybody for himself. What be
longs to one belongs to all," they
mockingly shrieked. Then each
pounced upon a bird and bore him
upward. Five of the victims were
Daily Dot Puzzle
Reasonable Demurrage Rules.
Omaha, Neb., April 7. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: I wish to commend
as most sane and sound your edi
torial admonition to the legislature
on "Reciprocal Demurrage a Dan
ger," in Monday's Bee.
Reciprocal demurrage, when the
common carriers are honestly or
fairly providing all their supply of
cars and equipment in moving traf
fic is not needed, the situation being
entirely cared for by anti-discrimina
tion of the state laws. To apply a
penalty to carriers at times of con
gested shipments would in effect
finally be paid by tne snipper m
added rates, if, indeed, such penalties
could at all be collected, for it is
not common sense nor is it sound law
to attempt to. penalize men for do
ing their very best.
Justice to shipper ana carrier ae-
mand that no discrimination In cars
or facilities be permitted between
shippers at these times. Hence, it
follows that legislative enactment
should be directed toward penalis
ing severely discriminations
Mr. Editor, you have given most
of the demurrage question in your
three sentences: "Once or twice a
year it happens that the demand for
cars in Nebraska is far beyond the
ability of the railways to supply. In
these rushes experience has shown
the physical impossibility of provid
ing transportation equal to the de
mand. To penalize the roads at such
times is unfair."
These attempted enactments are
the result of senseless demurrage
rules and regulations practiced by
the carriers at these times when the
sidetracks are filled with empties.
They aro the progeny of indifference
and advantage on the part of railway
managers of applying rules needed
at congested times to conditions
when the railways should grant ex
tra facilities and service to help
Why should wartime demurrages
of from $3 to $ 5 per day be in oper
ation now when the sidetracks are
full of empties everywhere?
Why should shippers be required
to get out the whole community of
men and teams at an added cost to
load or unload cars with wartime
rush when cars are not needed?
Why can't railway managment
see a happy medium of different
rules needed for times of either a
feast or a famine of cars and so act
that business be aided rather than
hindered and make friends among
their patrons by applying car serv
ice to car conditions?
Would not a readjustment of these
demurrage rules and rates at this
time to peace time traffic and condi
tions do its bit toward aiding the re
adjustment of business conditions so
much wished by us all. (This would
be reciprocal demurrage.
Mrs. .Meckel (with newspaper) What's
an autonomous state, Elmer T
Mr. Heckel (courageously) The state
of aingle blessedness. Buffalo Express.
"So, my little girl, the famous one-
'I have never been able to get half
the service from other soles that I get
from Neolin Soles," says H. H. Shel
lenberger. a traveling salesman of
Easton, Pa. . ,
Long service from the soles means
lowered shoe costs, for that is where
shoes wear out quickest. When next
you need new shoes buy them with
Neolin Soles. You pay no more than
for shoes that give less wear and
you can get them in many styles for
men, women, and children. '
' Have these durable, comfortable
and waterproof soles put on your old
shoes, too. All good repair shops
carry them. They are made, i scien
tifically, by The Goodyear Tire &
Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, who also
make Wingfoot Heels, guaranteed to
outwear all other heels.
hoss ahay went to pieces alt at once be
cause every part was just asrtronf as
"No, uncle, you "are not logical) It went
ts pieces bec&use depry part waa just
aa weak as the others."-BaHlmore Amer
"I heard the othtr day of a man who
was sitting- In an open window, and while
eating a piece of pie, fell out and was in
"I don't doubt It. I have often been
knocked out by pie myself." Baltimore
OUR MODEST DOUGHBOYS.
Said the Captain: "There was wire
A mile deep In No Man's Land.
And the concentrated fire
Was all mortal nerve could etand;
But these huskies craved the chance
To go out and leave their bones!"
"The climate's quite some damp in France.','
Said Private Thomas Jones.
Said the Major "What Is more, '
At the point where we attacked.
Tough old veterans loudly swore -
Hindy's line coald sot be cracked.
But the Twenty-aeventh said.
"Hlndenburg! That guy's a myth!"
"I slept last night in a reg'lar bed,"
Said Private Johnny Smith. , s
Said the Colonel I "They had placed
Pill boxes on the crests.
I can safely say we faced
Maybe thousands ot those nests.
But our doughboys took one height
Seven times in that hell's hail."
"And were the cooties thick? Good night!"
Said Private William Dale.
Said the General: "We were told
Anything we'd start they'd stop
That the boche would knock us cold
When we slid across the top,
But the Seventh with a yell
Made the Prussian Guards back down."
"You oughta lamped the smile on Nell!"
Said Private Henry Brown.
Charlton Andrews In N. T. Times.
seem tolc cjuite;
i a. devotee cm trie
piano; said a friend
to a gi&ed musiciarv,
lime vnxxsic is superior
to ragtime," he replied,
so ve matchless
excels every other piano
You. speak otpe 'souV
I put into trctf xnusici
It is impossible for me
to play expressively or
eelingk on any other,
piano. Truly it is
as others claim the
worlds finest piano,
Don't Fail to See the
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BRAMBACH, VOSE & SONS,
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Th Art, Music and Victor Store.
15." 5SJ .
J4. el .
What is making such a noise?
Doesn't sound like girls or boys.
Draw from one to two and ao on to end.
revolters, but ths sixth was General
(Tomorrow will be told how the knight
eaves General Swallow.) '
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ly the greater part
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