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    THE BEE : OMAHA. FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1919.
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lo thorn. Address chanfod aa often a requested.
Looki like a stand-off over in Iowa.
Tha war will not tie over until it ii paid for;
buy Victory notes.
"Tranquilized" Mexico still shows signs of
breaking out inkpots.
New bourgeoisie in Russia? Thought there
only was on kind, the fat
' Those Fort Omaha balloon experts certainly
know how to pick the weather for a flight.
'Gen Debs says his spirit will go marching
on; tnebbe so, but a lot of things can happen in
ten years.
Mayor Smith's success as a matrimonial
broker may get him a lot of customers he is not
looking for.
' Mr. Wilson is now a citizen of th smallest
republic in the world as well as president of
the greatest.
A new blue sky law, in which strong teeth
have been carefully arid purposely inserted, will
soon govern in Nebraska.
; Albania now asks for complete political . in
dependence. Something ought to be done to
keep the, mpret in circulation. : ,
Peace terms must be looking better in Gerr
many, for the Spartacans and bolshevists are
losing hold on the government.
Allied occupation of the Rhine region is to
- be continued fifteen, years. That much of the
. world will be safe for democracy.
' i "Brother Charlie" Bryan is ag'in the state
government, but you must remember that he
has several times failed of election.
Calling Admiral Mayo, "commander-in-chief
of the fleet" will not in any way affect the con
stitutional duty laid on the president.
Hunger, not the Hun, is the peril today, ac
cording to Lloyd George, but it was the Hun
that introduced famine to a happy world.
Germany's peace delegates are reported to
have a date in vParis for Easter. Lndendorff
- mad one for last Easter, and did sot keep it.
Private Citizen William G. MoAdoo left a
bright streak of patriotic talk clear across Ne
braska. Too bad ha could not come up town.
Governor Harding came through the fire of
inquiry over at Des Moines with the smell of
scorched wool on his garments, but otherwise
Commissioner Roper thinks the next con
gress will take steps to make July 1 the terror
it was supposed to be. But Mr, Wilson will
have to hurry if anything is done in time.
Folk need not worry about Lloyd George's
. break with Northcliffe, for the little Welshman
( knows how to look after himself. He also
knows on which side his bread is buttered.
TJie number of "triangles" developing in
Omaha divorce courts might give an outsider
the impression that that is one of our leading
" industries. A little examination will show that
most of them are imported.
Now it appears that the recently demoted
crown prince of Germany was a wife-beater
" among his other accomplishments. , Most people
will believe anything about that guy, except
. that he took a chance in battle. '
Germany may go over to bolshevism anytime
It suits the pleasure of the peoplethere to do
so, but sooner or later they will have to come
up. for" air, and there will be the claims of the
. .Allies, the war debt and all that load of respon
sibility waiting. -,;
American missionaries charged with con
niving tolielp Germany in the near east should
be brought home and made to feel 1he dis
pleasure of an outraged public. And yet, what
will be done with them, when we recall how
certain slackers, convicted in military courts,
were treated?
Cornering Mr. Burleson
Postmaster General Burleson is not helping
his grand public-ownership enterprise by mak
ing statements as to his operation of telegraphs
and .telephones which are instantly challenged
by men familiar with the facts. .
For example, he says that the recent increase
in rates was made necessary by higher wages
and that the added revenue will hardly cover
the extra expense; but officials of the em
ployesl organization deny that there has been
any actual increase in wages, holding that the
extraordinary outlays now cited are mostly due
to costly and wasteful methods introduced since
the line passed under the control of govern
ment ' .--
- As a further illustration, in defending the 20
per cent increase of rates on these grounds, Mr.
Burleson says that it would have been unavoid
able and probably greater if private manage
ment of the lines had. been continued. In re
ply to this we have the statement 4of President
Mackay Of the Postal- company in which he
guarantees restoration and maintenance of the
aid rates when public control of his lines shall
-',ave been relinquished. v r , ,t
' Departmental "views on' these subjects are
twisted by the preconceived notions of govern
ment ownershippers. These, gentlemen, with
Mr. Burleson at their head,' started out .with
promises of efficiency and economy and the be
lief that their system could be made permanent
They have failed, as everybody knows, and, in
stead of admitting the truth, they are offering
yxplanations that do. not explain. New York
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. Omaha's responsibility for its local affairs is
recognized, with the inconvenient requirement
that it now must go to the legislature to secure
permission to look after its own business.' That
is not the fault of the legislature. Lang ago
the city was granted the privilege of adopting
a home rule charter, and each two years since
then the legislature has broadly hinted that it
would be pleased if the city would take advan
tage of the permission. To scold now, as the
mayor does, and blame the legislature for not
taking especial interest in our private matters
does not help. Any blame in the matter rests
on Omaha.
The cause of home rule will not be set for
ward any by reviewing the failures or their
causes, nor by recrimination between factions.
If the city is to be relieved from the present
necessity of taking its plans for meeting grow
ing needs to the legislature every two years, it
must act in its own behalf. The way to home
rule is open, save for obstacles set up by ob
structionists, who prefer to continue the exist
ing straightjacket control. These obstacles can
be removed, or overcome, by the voters of the
city, the property-owners who are more deeply
concerned in the future of the community than
outsiders possibly can be. To have the privilege
of deciding on matters of public improvement,
expenditures, extensions of service and all the
many things that are now determined for us by
the legislature, is the right of the people of
Omaha, and may be enjoyed only when a home
rule charter has been adopted.
If the present city commission wants, to
erect for itself an enduring monument, let it be
tha under its administration the citizens were
emancipated from legislative control in purely
local matters. Set about untangling the snarl
into which' the charter affairs have drifted, start
the work right, and put it through to an elec
tion at least. Then we will know what the peo
ple want.
Parliament Support the Leaders.
Critical discussion of proceedings at Paris
is not confined to the United States at all; in
deed, it is neither so bitter nor so completely
tinctured with partisan bias here as in England
or France. British conservatives and radicals
alike look to the overthrow of the coalition on
which the Lloyd George government rests, and
very recently in two by-elections coalition can
didate have been defeated by conservatives
aided by the implacable socialists. In France
a somewhat similar situation confronts Clemen
ceau, but in neither country has the opposition
been able so far to make much headway. The
French Chamber of Deputies voted its con
fidence in Clemenceau at a time when Lloyd
George was addressing the House of Commons
in reply to his critics in and out of the body.
The effect in each instance is plain. Sentiment
as represented by the members of these bodies
is plainly in, support of the leaders in their ef
forts to bring about a just and durable peace.
This includes agreement with the United States,
and Lloyd George says he and Mr. Wilson are
at one on 411 important questions. No doubt
exists in this country as to the action the senate
will take on a treaty to which the great nations
of the world are agreed. The parliaments of
the great democracies are in accord whh the
leaders at Paris.
Germany, Unrepentant and Unredeemed.
Herr Lichnowsky defiantly tells the world
that Germany will not accede to peace terms
outlined at Paris. He threatens bolshevism as
the alternative to granting a peace satisfactory
to the defeated Huns. From every influential
newspaper in Germany comes a similar cry.
These advocates of a lost cause forget that a
Germany in arms, towering over the world with
its threat of destruction, failed to frighten free
people into submission. Similarly, the present
threat to destroy society through the spread of
bolshevism carries no terror. Bolshevism , in
time must give way to order, and if ever the
German nation is to emerge from its present
status and become again a recognized member
of the society of nations, it will be when it has
fulfilled every obligation now laid 1 upon it This
holds nothing of revenge; it is the righteous
judgment of an outraged world, the just verdict
of nations rendered against offenders. Lich
nowsky now represents the unrepentant ' Ger
many, unready to admit its course was wrong.
He may live to see a redeemed and regenerated
German people, trying by patient industry and
intelligent effort to show the world its sincere
penitence and desire for a place once . more
among enlightened nations. But the bill must
be paid".
Government and the Shipowners.
Sale of fifteen, of the wooden ships built
during the war for the federal government in
dicates the end of the enterprise. Chairman
Hurley several weeks ago suggested the prob
ability of Uncle Sam retiring from the shipping
business, while a questionnaire sent out by the
Navy League developed that sentiment is quite
strongly against the government continuing as
a shipowner in the ocean carrying trade. A
great emergency was met in a great way, when
during the war this country undertook to pro
vide ships so badly needed. The program was
not completed up to expectations, which were
unduly inflated by a publicity campaign the
wisdom of which may be doubted. The main
thing was that the federal government was
brought into ownership of a considerable' num
ber of freight carriers, of a type the serviceabif
ity of hich is yet to be determined. C6n
struction of these was paid for at an ex
traordinary rate, and their-disposal now means
that a large sum must be written J off and
charged to war cost. In the case of the wooden
ships this is shown by the sale to be $20 per
deadweight ton, or nearly $100,000 per vessel
for the ones involved. Use of these carriers in
the ocean trade under the American flag will
perhaps aid in solving the question of the fu
ture of our merchant marine. It is not en
couraging for the champions of public owner
ship, however. . .
The Omaha Hyphenated holds up jts hands
in simulated horror because the attorney gen
eral decides that a woman may hold an office
in ' Nebraska to which the constitution says an
"elector" may be appointed. Its sudden adher
ence to the sanctity of the state's fundamental
law is refreshing, especially when it is remem
bered that not such a great while ago it war
commending the democratic attorney general
for having violated the same constitution in
order to allow one of Governor Morehead's ap
pointees to use the fees collected by his office.
It does make difference,
What de Gotha' Does to 'Bill'
From th London Times;
The French edition of the Almanach de
Gotha for 1919 has been brought to Paris fresh
from the Justus Perthes printing press at Gotha.
The preface contains a confession of the in
numerable difficulties which have beset the
editors at the dawn of the new era. "The
dismemberament of Austria," they observe,
"and, the transformation of 22 German states
into as many republics interrupted our labors as
we were going to press."
One's first impulse is to learn the future
status, according to the Almanach de Gotha, of
the ex-kaiser and the ex-crown prince. For the
ci-devant the French revolutionary terms
term abounds in this register of fallen royalties
German emperor, king of Prussia, margrave
of Brandenburg, burgrave of Nuremberg, Count
Hohenzollern, sovereign of Silesia and Glatz,
etc., we find the following: ,
"Succeeded his father, and renounced the
.throne November , 1918, doctor in law of
the University of Berlin; doctor in medicine of
the University of Prague; doctor in science of
the University of Klausenburg; engineering di
rector, of the Politechnic Schools of Germany,
formerly grand admiral and field marshal, etc."
The kaiser appears, therefore, with his many
accomplishments, chiefly in the character of
doctor. As for his eldest son, he appears before
the world as a veterinary surgeon. The
Almanach says: . 1
"Frederick William Victor August Ernest of
Prussia, ci-devant imperial prince of the Ger
man empire, prince royal of Prussia, imperial
royal highness, born at the Marble palac, near
Potsdam, on May 6, 1882. ' Renounced his right
and succession to the throne November 8 (De
cember J), .1918, doctor in law, University of
Berlin; doctor', in engineering, Politechnic
schools, Berlin and Charlottenburg; doctor in
veterinary medicine, Higher Veterinary school,
Berlin; formerly general of infantry, etc."
Turning to the Hapsburgs we find:
"Charles (Karl) I, Francis Joseph Louis
Herbert George Marie, ci-devant emperor of
Austria) apostolic king of Hungary (the fourth
oi that name), king of Bohemia, Dalmatia,
Crntia, Slavonia, Galicia, etc."
The Almanach sums up the tremendous
events which caused the "brilliant second" to
crumble to the dust thus:
"The former Austro-Hungarian monarchy
. . . split up as a result of revolutionary events
in th months' of October and November, 1918,
into several independent national states. . In
this way were formed the republic of German
Austria, the Czecho-Slovak republic, the South
Slav state, and. the republic at Hungary. The
kingdom of Servia claims Bosnia and Herze
govina; Roumania claims the Bukovina and Po
land claims Galicia."
The lesser constellations have all similarly
paled. Frederick II (William Louis Leopold
Augustus), is merely described as ci-devant
grand duke of Baden; Louis III (Leopold Jo
seph Marie Aloysius Alfred), as ci-devant king
of Bavaria, and so on. The Almanach is .care
ful to note the "provisional" state of affairs In
Germany. It declares that all the German gov
ernments are temporary. But Hindenburg
vide army, page 473 still figures as directing
the general staff of the armies in the field, and
Groner is still first quartermaster general. All
the high imperial functionaries figure at their
They Founded No Dynasties
The volume of appreciation of what Mr.
Woolworth meant to his country is rising
steadily. There is no dissenting note in the
discussion of his contributions to commerce
and business and his special demonstration of
what American initiative still means in a coun
try where opportunity is free to all. But it
has not yet been pointed out that one of the
most significant things about Mr. Woolworth
is that with all his millions he has founded no
dynasty nor set up a castle that gains privilege
in proportion to the money possessed.
Foreign critics before the war were very
apt, in order to excuse their adoration of kings
and the king business, to point out that we
were more decidedly ruled by our captains of
industry, leaders of finance and our merchant
princes 'than they were by those who claimed
the divine right to rule and to pass on the suc
cession even to an imbecific line of descend
ants. But this was largely unintelligently said
as a mere repetition of things they wanted to
believe about America, and was due to their
unfamiliarity with the actual facts. For the
Woolworth case is typical. No community
was ruled by Mr. Woolworth, save insofar as
he gave service and proved to be a kind of
benefactor as a universal distributor of things
needful. '
1 As Walton Clark said in Williamsport this
week, American character is what it is because
of its individualism, which is given its freest
opportunity under our form of government.
And the career of Mr. Woolworth gives point
to Mr. Clark's remarks that it is "our duty to
conserve the human agencies that have made
our country what it is but not to let
them be our masters. This is the confession
of faith of the anti-municipalizer the anti-socialist."
We need not fear the growth of great
trade geniuses if we but allow them their out
let, but within the law and within proper' trade
procedures. But even as it is, how little men
ace lies in their superbounding individuality! is
shown in the story of Mr. Woolworth and his
rise to fortune and the control of a business
that reached from coast to coast. Philadelphia
Oil on Milk in Gotham.
During the row among the milk distributors
in Gotham milkmen refusing to abide by the
schedule encountered flying squads of oil squirt
ers. When the offending price cutter declined
to sign for the holdup the squad turned the hose
on the milk cans and put the peddler out of
business for the day. Testimony, of the victims
leaves no doubt of New York's efficiency
in squirts. '
LThe Day We Celebrate.
Samuel Burns, jr., bond broker, born 1876.
Louis Grabe, resident of Omaha for 22 years,
and bailiff in the district court for 28 years,
born at Blue Grass, la., 63 years ago.
Charles M. Schwab, '.the only man in the
world who ever tore up a million dollar a year
salary contract, born at Williamsburg, Pa.. 57
years ago. i , .
Mrs. Sidney Drew, widow of the noted actor,
and herself a popular player in motion pictures,
born at Sedalia, Mo., 29 years ago.
Clarence S. Darrow, Chicago attorney, born
at Kinsman, O., 62 years ago today.
" Bishop James Atkins of the Methodist Epis
copal church. South, born art Knoxville. Tenn.,
69 rears ago.
Edward-B. Almon, representative in congress
of the Eighth Alabama district, born at Moul
ton, Ala., 59 years ago.
Thirty Years Ago.
Due to a broken main, a deluge of water
poured down Farnam streef"from Twenty
fourth, flooding the street from curb to curb.
A branch of the flood broke through the curb
ing and flooded the basement of Dr. Hart's
building, in the process of construction on the
south side of Farnam near Twenty-second.
Rev. J- M. French, the new pastor at the
First United Presbyterian church, was tendered
reception by the members of his congrega
tion. M Judge Dundy returned from a hunting trip
in Wyoming.
The Omaha Stenographers' association met
at Valentine's hall, with about 25 stenographers
in attendance. .
Paur Vandervoort has been appointed su
perintendent of mails in the Omaha postoffice
at a salary of $1600. x
People You Ask About
Information About Folks in.
the Public Ey Will Be Given
in This Column in Answer
to Readers' Questions. Your
Nam Will Not Be Printed.
Let The Bee Tell You.
Ranking Generals.
Will you please give the names
of United States generals and tell
Just how General Wood ranks.
E. R. H.
Answer. Peyton C. March, chief
of staff, and John J. Pershing, are
generals- In the United States army.
Hunter Liggett and Robert L. Bui
lard are lieutenant general. These
rankings are for the war only.
Among the 1 major generals, Leon
ard Wood ranks flrit in point of
service, naving seen commissioned
in August 1903. Except for two
other cases, all our malor generals
have been commissioned since May
ii7. 'mere are 263 brigadier gen
erals, and also staff officers, including
li major and two brigadier generals.
(Names of any or all these groups
will be sent you upon receipt of
stampea envelope.)
Nebraska Congressmen.
, Which of our present Nebraska
congressmen ' are serving for the
first time? -A READER.
Answer. Congressmen A. W.
Jefferls, Robert E. Evans and M. O.
McLaughlin of Second, Third and
Fourth districts respectively, are
serving their first terms In congress.
C. F. Reavis of the First district was
a membebof the sixty-fifth congress,
which ended March 4, last; M. Pf
Klnkald of Sixth district has served
continuously since 1903. William E.
Andrews, Fifth district, served from
1895-to 1897. -
Cottin Assailant of Clemenceau.
Here is a description of Cottin",
ih connection with his trial and con
viction for the murderous assault he
made on Premier Clemenceau.
The prisoner, fair, thin and very
pale, had a piping voice, but ap
peared full of self-sufficiency. He
showed himself extremely proud of
his library, on the shelves of which
figured side by side Homer with
Marcus Aurellus, Augusts Comte
with "Comrade" Lorulot, Jean Grave
witU Zola. He had spent 600 francs
on it
"I have been called a poisonous
flower," he said. - "This is the first
time I have been treated thus. Those
who insult me in this manner are
poisonous themselves. This is a per
sonal insult, an insult to the whole
"It is said I have received only a
primary education," he continued.
"I was brought up a bourgeois. My
parents were not anarchists. . . .
I possessed the positive philosophy
of Augusts Comte and Flammarlon's
astronomy. These are not anarchist
works. It has been said I had a
destructive system. That is not true;
I only wanted to destroy, society."
Captain Mornet (to the accused).
What's your grievance against M.
Clemenceau? He stopped our meet
ings. What meetings? Our meetings in
the fields, at the cinema, in the
But what was going on at that
moment? We were discontented.
"What was going on," retorted
Captain Mornet, scathingly. "Was it
that the Prussians were B0 miles
from Paris, and that you chose that
moment for a strike?"
Evidence was given that Cottin
had been dismissed from his work
shop for anarchist talk. This Cottin
denied. The same witness the chief
of the information service of the
Prefecture of Police stated that
Cottin had said "Clemenceau is a
brigand" when talking of the visits
of M. Clemenceau to the front when
the war was still on.
Dr. Roubinovitch next gave evi
dence as to Cottin's mental state. He
declared that there was excitement
of the nervous system, but no
psychical trouble. "He has an ex
cellent memory and sometimes
judges sensibly. . . Cottin is not suf
fering from persecution mania. He
is of average intelligence, but he has
been ill-guided and ill-directed. He
is self-willed, and has no aptitude
for speaking. He recognized this,
and to satisfy his pride resolved to
act." .
fOueen Flora la held cantlvs In m foun
Uln, the ouroe of which li guarded by av
The Dragon Flvs.
rHIR-R-R-R!" buzzed
VV nake threateningly.
"Eat 'om up, my raging dragon!"
shouted Count Weedy from the bluff.
"It Isn't a dragon; it hasn't
wings," retorted Peggy, indignant at
the efforts of the rascally elf to scare
them by pretending that the rattler
was a flying serpent.
"You get near him and you'll see
him fly at you," answered Count
"A rattlesnake is bad enough in
itself without having wings," mut
tered Billy Belgium. "Its poison Is
worse- than the fiery breath of a
dragon. You'd better keep away
from him, Prince Bonnie Blue Bell."
"My queen is in danger; I shall
fight for her until my last breath,"
declared Prinoe Bonnie Blue Bell.
He picked up a stick for a weapon
and took the tin lid of a park refuse
can to use as a shield. Thus armed,
he saluted Queen Flora and turned
bravely to face the rattler.
"No, sir! It will noon be over with
me; save yourself," cried the ex
hausted Queen of the Wild Flowers
as the fountain streams unceasingly
tossed her back and forth.
"Long live Queen Flora!" shouted
Prince Bonnie Blue Bell, and he
made straight for the rattler.
"Whir-r-r-r-r-r!" was the angry
reply of the snake to his challenge.
The reptile's ugly head drew, back
Bang! It crashed Into the shield.
menacingly, its eves glittered, its
forked tongue aulvered.
But Prince Bonnie Blue Bell never
faltered. With shield held in front
of him, he strode on until he was
within striking distance of the ser
pent "At him, dragon!" shrieked Count
The rattler flattened down for an
instant and then its spring-like coils
shot its body forward in a lightning
like attack. Prince Bonnie Blue
Bell was ready for it. He thrust
forward his shield and bang went
the snake's head and body against
the hard tin.
But the brow was heavier than
Prince Bonnie Blue Bell expected.
The shield itself was not light, and
the moving weight of the striking
snake upon it sent the Prince stag
gering back. ' He tripped and almost
The rattler colled to strike again.
Bang! it crashed into the shield.
This time, however. Prince Bonnie
Blue Hell met it with a forward
thrust of the shield that sent the
snake tumbling backward. Quick
as a flash Prince Bonnie Blue Bell
gave it a quick clip with his stick.
The blow hurt the snake and mad
it angry, but the stick was not large
enough to do serious damage.
Again and again the snake crashed
Into the shield .and again and again
Prince Bonnii Blue Bell warded off
the attack with his shield, following
with a sham cut from his stick, iry
as it would, th rattler could not
reach the Prince with its poisonous
fangs. On the other hand, the
Prince could not deal a finishing
blow with his light stick.
Count Weedy, not content to see a
fair fight between the Prince and the
dragon, began to hurl balls of burrs
into the Prince's face. One of these
balls stuck in the Prince's hair and
blinded him. The snake, seeing this,
colled for another attack.
"Back, back, brave Prince!" cried
Oueen Flora. But the blinded Prince
dared not move. At that Instant
what looked like a long, thin snake
shot out from Billy's hand and set
tied over Prince Bonnie Blue Bell's
shoulders. It was the clothesline
lasso aeain. With a jerk Billy pulled
the Prince back to safety Just as the
snake struck.
But the Prince' was not through
flghtinir. He tore the burrs, from
his hair, seized a larger club and, not
waiting to pick up his snieia, aartea
forward to meet the snaKe again.
And the rattler, coiling quickly, was
readv for the attack.
"He will be killed!" screamed
Again Eilly'8 clothesline flew out
York News-Times: The Omaha
motorists are running over traffic po
licemen. The cops should step live
ly and keep out of the way.
York News-Times: The twisters
are making a path through Omaha.
Nebraska City Press: Tornado in
surance agents will do a big business
in Omaha for a few days, and then
their pleas will be forgotten. Tor
nado insurance is Just as necessary
as fire insurance, but people do not
remember it until after the roof has
been removed by a playful wind.
Locking the barn door after the
horse has been stolen is one of
America's favorite sports.
Columbus News: , Omaha must be
either wicked or living nearby those
who flee when there no occasion
for it.
Columbus News: Omaha real es
tate dealers hasten forward with the
claim that this figuring from the
law of chances is probably the last
time a tornado will ever hit the
The world uses nearly 2,000,000,
000 of lead pencils a year.
Punch and Judy shows originated
in Italy during the seventeenth cen
tury. Driving belts of woven paper are
being introduced in German machine
It is a curious fact that notwith
standing -its thickness the elephant's
skin is very sensitive.
More than two-thirds of the gold
now in use in the world was dis
covered during the last 50 years.
Some of the monks of Tibet are
still printing books in the manner
followed several hundred years ago.
Stirrups were unknown to the
ancients, who had posts erected on
their roads to enable horsemen to
The only wound Napoleon Bona
parte ever received was in the bat
tle at Ratisbon, April 23, 1809, when
he was etruck by a fragrant of
shell. .i
The vogue 'of amethysts as mourn
ing stones was fixed after the
Franco-Prussian war, when the
stones became popular in France and
Germany. i
A flowering plant, according to the
scientists, abstracts from the soil
200 times its own weight in water
during its life.
Following the temperance excite
ment of 1862 every one of the New
England states enacted statewide
prohibition laws.
One hundred and ninety-two per
sons were killed by automobiles in
New York state during the first three
months of this year.
The smallest known race Is that
of the bushman of southern Africa,
the mean height being . tour feet
three and a half inches.
Belting used on machinery in the
Russian petroleum fields is made of
camel's hair, which is said to resist
greases better than rubber, cotton
or leather.
The term John Bull is believed to
have been first applied as a nick
name for the English people by Dr.
Arbuthnot in "The History of John
Bull," a satire on the Duke of Marl
borough published in 1712.
Another Case Against the Dog.
Council Bluffs, April 8. To the
Editor of The Bee:' I write to com
mend you for publication of the
articles in "The Bee's Letter Box" of
yesterday's issue, and with your per
mission I want to add a few facts
to "Case Against the Dog." The
need of concenation along this line
is imperative. The world Is full of
these worthless brutes. By censur
reports Ijondon has 5,000,000 dogs,
one to every five of its population.
The United States alone contains
over 10,ri00,000 dog3. One county in
Kansas reports "6,000 dogs and 2,000
sheep." Chicago licensed over 60,
000 dogs last year. Poor people
everywhere are made poorer because
of their support of dogs. Upon the
death of a woman in Illinois her
estate was reported as consisting of
"eight dogs and two cats."
Experts figured that the annual
expenso o'f keeping dogs in the
United States. is $36, and therefore
that the annual cost of keeping its
10,000,000 dogs is $360,000,000. In
telligent conservation along this line
alone would soon pay the entire
world war debt. There is no ground
upon which to justify this enormous
Added to this Is the great loss
caused by the sheep-killing dogs.
There is not only the actual loss of
the sheep killed, but the loss oc
casioned because of Intimidation in
regard to raising sheep. People
everywhere dare not embark in the
sheep raising business because of
their fear of loss from sheep-killing
dogs. And not to be overlooked is
the dread and incurable disease of
Dogs are a nuisance everywhere,
day and night. There is not a town
in all the land where good people
are not disturbed by the snapping,
barking and howling of worthless
mongrel curs. To illustrate the un
pardonable folly of dog keeping. I
will tell of a single case where a
family came into possession of a
large dog 10 years ago. There was
the annual dog tax for 10 years.
There was the constant cost of dog
meat at the market, and home pro
visions to make three feeds a day
for 3,650 days. The yearly cost of
food for this dog that weighed 100
pounds was not. less than $50, or
for the 10 years, $500. Then there
was the constant care of going to
"SBy," asked little Tommy, "are you en
quired to my Bleter or are you not?"
"I am am not," answered Algernon.
Mushing furiously, "but I would like to
ro be." .
"Come out from behind that door, 1."
Hid Tommy. "I knew I'd earn that quar
er." Rthobeth Sunday Herald.
"Would you tax generation! yet un
born?" "I think I would." aald Senator Spug.
"They certainly can't, do any kicking dur
'ng my tenura of office "Louisville
'.'ourter Journal.
"Remember, son, Garfield drove mules
on a towpath and Lincoln split rails.",
"I know, dad, but say, did any of these
presidents ever crank a cold motor In a
blizzard for half an hour before he dis
covered that he didn't have any gasoline?"
Richmond Times.
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the basement in cold weather and
down -rear steps. in warm weather,
to feed this dog, always at a dis
tance both ways of not less than 60
feet, or 150 feet a day for 10 years,
and all for what? He was never
known to do a useful thing. He
would wallow in the dirt and mud
dy up the floors of both front and
rear porch, necessitating the work
of after cleaning. In summer time
he would wallow in the, mellow
ground of the garden a dozen times
a year, destroying fruits and vege
tables occasioning, great loss.
Thus it would seem that the great
expense of keepiftg dogs eught to be
conserved and the intolerable nuis
ance ought to be abated. To this
end the press ought to manufac
ture a correct public sentiment and
bring about such legislation as shall
put an end to keeping so many
worthless mongrel curs. The world
has on!y the need of three kinds of
dogs the little rat terrier every
where; the Collie or Shepherd dog
on the farmj, where they raise cat
tle and sheep, and the kind suited
to the Arctic and Antarctic regions
Yours for the extermination of
the worthless dogs,
that will never flatterv
is the only device
that will make the
tone of a piano -proor
against deterioration.
Cnly in, tliey
is suck a sounding
board to be found.
Ask tlae maker
or the seller of any
other piano for a guar
antee equal to the
AVason &Hamlirv
guarantee. Itarillnot
7e gixen because it
cannot be given. ,
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1513 Douglas Street
The Art, Music' and
Victor Store.
This time ths noose sped past Princt
.Bonnie Blue Bell and settled over
the swaying hea. of th rattler. A
jerk and It was tight, Another jerk
and the rattler was out of Its coll
The rattler in this new danger forgol
Prince Bonnie Blue Bell. It turned
on Billy and began to coma up the
rope. Billy had no weapon to. meet
it. On came the rattler, but It fltdn t
come far. Led by General Swallow,
the Birde suddenly swodped down
and picked up the rope. Into the
air they soared, carrying the rope
with them and at the end of the
rope dangled the astonished rattler.
(Tomorrow will be told what becoiiics
of the dragon and Count Weedy.) - . ,
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The Unexpected
Suppose you should be
pected today sickness, mccW
dent, lots of position, de
struction of property
would you be sblo to meet
the situation without finan
cial embarrassment? ;
A Savings Account Is
never as fully appreciated as
at such times and these times
coma sooner or later to all
of us. A few dollars set
aside each week soon grows
into a tidy sum, works for
you while it grows and comes
to your relief in times of
Whatever amount you may
be able to spar will open
your account here; you will
be surprised how easy H is
to add to it once the account
is started.
We cordially invite you to
open a Sayings Account in
the Savings Department of
the FIRST today. Every
dollar earns interest and is
ready to serve you when
needed. The Savings De
' partment is on the ground
floor, Sixteenth Street or
Farnam Street entrance.
Vbst National J
When your nerves are all
on edge and sleep seems
out of the question take
at bedtime one or two
Larteat Sale of Any Medicin in tbe World.
Sold everywhere. In boxee, 10c. 25c
May be the Result of two causes. The most
common one is ocular muscular unbalance-
motor muscles and can be corrected by
pur method of muscle exercise. Let us ex"-
- plain to you how we can increase the power .
of your Eye Motor Muscles, thus relieving
the strain on your eyes.