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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY. APRIL 30, 1919.
The Omaha Bee
DAILY (MORNING) EVENING SUNDAY
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Anraga circulation for the' month, tubacrlbed and nrorn to bj
C B. Bat an. Circulation Msnaier.
Subscribers, bavin the city should have Tha Boo mallad
to thorn. Addraaa chsnfod as - oftta as requested.
Now, let us have congress in session.
The Peace conference was unanimous on one
point, at least.
i- Omaha is lagging on the V-loan drive,
i Wake up, everybody.
t Another day has passed without anyone fly
; ing across the Atlantic. Who will relieve the
Ole Hansen may comfort himself with the
thought that assassins never waste bombs on
Noon comes at 1 o'clock in Geneva now,
another of the humors 'of the "daylight" law
in Nebraska. ' ) 7
A headline says a Los Angees lover shot
his sweetheart in the bath-tub, which is enough
to make a perfect lady mad.
Phone, rate boosters had better hurry and
get the matter over with before the postmaster
general gets. off. tlw wire.
The new union depot ought to be marked at
the head of the program until its existence be
comes an accomplished fact. t -
Is Omaha to have home rule, or will the
city find itself going to Lincoln again to beg
permission to attend to its own affairs.
Four inches of snow fell in Great Britain on
Monday, if you had an idea that Nebraska is
the only place where the climate has slipped.
Between referendum petitions, bond solicitors
and stock salesmen, the fountain pens are going
to be busy for. the next few days in Nebraska.
Omaha food gamblers say ; they were not
caught when the bottom fell out of the market,
, but did you ever meet the loser in a poker game?
. Japan accepts the inevitable with becoming
grace, and western nations realize that the
depths of the Oriental mind are, yet unplumbed.
One way to get Herbert Asquith out of
Lloyd George's path will be to make him am
bassador to Washington. And he will be right
, Nebraska s birth rate is increasing, and
snowing mat tne war ow not interfere .with
our home life. . , , , ' V -J
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Thirty lady stenographers and typewriters
, are with the German peace party, presumably to
' make it appear thit the delegation from Berlin
will have something to say. - ;
r Insurance against burglary is going higher
f in Omaha, which may stimulate some of the
victims to enable a burglar or two to realize on
whatever life insurance they may have.
The esteemed Chicago Tribune inflates the
Hitchcock boom for the president with his
I friendship for Wilson, and thus Nebraskans are
. given another good reason for passing mirth.
i Speculators who "whooped" prices a couple
, of weeks ago on corn and pork now commence
to realize that whatever goes up must come
, down, and the scramble to get out of the way
, interests the bystanders who have paid for the
fun of the food gamblers.'
If. . . 11 a .
nowever, wnen it is ail sain and done, it was
not under the direction of Mr. Burleson that
'hundreds of million! of dollars were expended
. for airplanes that never flew, or other hundreds
"of millions on munition plants in the south that
produced.no munitions. When the goat is finally
i chosen for the1 administration, his greater load
will come from headquarters much nearer 'the
'White House than is the Postoffice department.
Were Not Caught Napping
The various confessions that the men who
were responsible for Germany going to war and
keeping in the war are now making as to why
and now they did it would prove more valuable
if. they only would tell the whole truth. For in
stance. Von Jagow, one of the most tricky of
the group which managed the Berlin foreign of-
'fice during the war, is now telling an anxious
world how war continued after 1916, because
President Wilson did not respond to a hint from
.the kaiser in October, 1916, that mediation
would be welcomed. But when you examine
the Von Jagow statement critically you find that
Von Jagow and Bernstorff carefully concealed
from Colonel House to whom the note was
handed instead of to Mr. Gerard or Secretary
Lansing the important fact that the .note was
from the kaiser himself and represented his
ideas of the serious situation in which Germany
then found itself.
This piece of duplicity in the face of a pre
tense that they were dealing with the utmost
candor with the president, whose good offices
they were soliciting, is typical of German
diplomacy all through the war. For, as a matter
of cold fact what Von Jagow and Von Bern
storff were trying to do was to use the United
States as a stool pigeon or a cat's paw to save
the situation for them when they had begun to
realize that the game was up. But even their
necessities would not allow them to tell -the
truth or to let the president know that the
sword-rattling kaiser had had enough. So their
diplomacy overreached itself, the president was
not caught napping and did not respond to the
German advances, the ruse was not successful
and Germany had to continue the war to the
hitter end.' Yet even in the face of the fact that
all those involved in these negotiations can ex
pose his clumsy efforts to hide the truth, Von
jagow seems to think that his sinister endeavor
' to show how the president could have settled
the war in 1916, of course in German's favor, will
imoress the world at laree. It will, but in itist
the opposite way from what he intended. Phil
ARMAMENT AND THE LEAGUE.
Senator Poindcxter's criticism of the League
of Nations' covenant because of its limitation
of armament clause indicates that he has given
it the most extreme interpretation. That may
be good practice, but it works both ways, and the
provision objected to is susceptible of a far dif
Regulations laid down by the league must be
unanimous, and in relation to land and naval
forces must be accepted by the nation affected
before becoming operative. Under this no good
reason can be found why the United States can
not have as big an army or navy as its people
deem necessary for protection.
The plain intent of the covenant is to pre
vent the secret building up of a great military
machine by any nation; it discountenances the
private production of arms and munitions, so
as to remove the element of profit such as has
been alleged against the munition makers of
Nations unable to supply themselves with
means for defense from their own resources are
to have the right of purchase to the end that
they be not left helpless. Finally, each ten years
the situation is to be reviewed, and the regula
tions revised in accordance with the project.
As the main intent of the League of Nations
is to abolish war if possible, one of the first
things to be dealt with is armament. If the
world , can be made safe without armies, if
private interest in warfare can be removed, by
processes so simple as those suggested in the
covenant, then the league will confer on man
kind a boon sought through the ages.
' None can tell exactly what the result will be
until it has been tried. " The world has had
enough of war, and the people yearn for some
thing that is different from what we have had
for the last four years. Senator Poindexter
mistakes public sentiment sadly if he thinks
that Americans will not give assent to any rea
sonable plan that holds out a prospect for. a
future safe from armed conflict.
Burleson Confesses Hit Failure.
Mr. Burleson's desire to return the cables,
telegraphs and telephones to their private or
corporate owners comes with a suddenness
comparable only to the impulse that led him
to grab them as a "war" measure after the war
had ended. Power to take control of the wires
was originally granted that the federal govern
ment might have unrestricted use and also be
made secure against enemy use of this means of
Maybe it was tinctured to some extent with
the general incapacity that characterized the
democratic congress, finding its outlet in a shift
ing of everything onto the president. It is
not doubted that Mr. Wilson sought absolute
authority in the emergency, and congress with
alacrity responded by not only giving to the ex
ecutive assistance asked, but also going to the
extreme of abdicating, and permitting him to
exercise freely functions constitutionally im
posed on the legislative branch of the govern
The postmaster general's confession of fail
ure, a virtual admission of his incapacity to
manage the business he undertook, is not to be
in any sense accepted as a test of government
ownership. It only proves the infinite capacity
of the present head of the postal service for
making a mess of things. He already had
demonstrated to the satisfaction of the business
of the country how little he knew about manag
ing the mails. In order to cover up his blunders he
threw out a great smoke barrage, alleging that
critical newspapers were merely pursuing him
because he had forced the publishers to pay for
the service the government rendered. This case
has never been established, although it has been
made very clear that the postmaster general, to
defend himself, did put an enormous burden of
extra cost on the publishing industry.
His sally into the field of wire and wireless
communication has been quite as disastrous as
any of his experiments with the mail service.
It only proves that a man temperamentally un
fitted for the work should not be allowed to get
hold of big things to play with.
High Prices and Money.
A statistician for the United States Chamber
of Commerce is quoted as telling a convention
at St. Louis that prices were kept high without
the slightest reason. He further asserts that the
law of supply and demand, once put into opera
tion again, will shortly regulate matters to the
satisfaction : of everybody. Recalling Glad
stone's classification of statisticians, little sur
prise will be expressed at this one, but it is odd
that one accustomed to playing with figures and
making 2 and 2 foot up 3 or yi, as best suits
his purpose, should allow himself to fall into an
error so palpable. .
It was the very exact operations of the law
of supply and demand that sent prices soaring
in the beginning of the present era of inflation.
In 1914 the European war suddenly created an
abnormal demand for all staples, and prices rose
accordingly. ,As the war progressed, the de
mand increased faster than the supply, and the
selling price responded promptly. When Amer
ica went into the war, the boost was even more1
noticeable, although the federal government put
a stop to the upward movement by practically
commandeering various articles. This control
is now removed, but the extraordinary demand
has not disappeared, deferred private request
being substituted for that of war.
Aiding in the advance of the cost level has
been the inflation of credit currency. The cir
culating medium of the United States has in
creased almost two billions of dollars since the
spring of 1917, and the basis for credit has been
broadened by the addition of $18,000,000,000 of
federal bonds, to which four and one-half bil
lions of short term notes are being added. We
never had so much money or such extensive and
reliable credit in our history as today. This
has added nothing.to the wealth'of the country.
To sell a bushel of wheat for $2 today that in
1914 sold for less than a dollar has not in
creased the supply of wheat by a single grain.
How any man can say there is no reason
for the maintenance of inflated prices is beyond
understanding. Until credit is restricted and
currency contracted the price level will remain
With Wilson as the first president of the
league and its first meeting to be held in Wash
ington, who will say the Yankees did not get
something at Paris?
Socialists appealing for the release of 'Gene
Debs should keep in mind that he was sent to
prison for the abuse, not 'the exercise, of free
speech. . . ...
Allies Must Remain Friends
From the Washington Poat
The peace delegates at Paris are going for
ward with wonderful optimism, on the assump
tion that the denial of guarantees of security and
equality to certain great nations will not prevent
the making of peace and the creation of a league
of nations, which will take control of the entire
world upon the ratification of' the peace treaty.
One of the aims of the United States when it
entered the war was to "make the world safe for
democracy," but when the American delegates
entered the peace conference there was an im
mediate charge that they were preventing the
democracies from making themselves safe.
The last democracy to be denied the safety
it seeks is Italy. In this case there is no dis
guising the fact that it is President Wilson him
self who seeks to prevent Italy from making its
borders secure against another invasion by the
German and Austrian Huns. President Wilson
appeals to Italy to accent his decision, which
he , intimates is the decision of the people of
tne united Mates, mere is notning or record
to indicate the position of the people of this
country, however, except the general expression
of the elections last November, which Mr. Wil
son announced beforehand would constitute a
repudiation of his policies in the . eyes of
Europe if the people should fail to elect a demo
cratic congress. They failed. Therefore, when
Americans suggest that Premier Orlando and
Baron Sonnino do not represent the real opinion
of Italy, it is quite logical for the Italians to re
tort that President Wilson does not represent
the real opinion of America.
There is now a breach betwen the United
States and Italy. It is pregnant with danger
not the minor danger of direct war.but the
greater danger of permanent estrangement and
hatred. That would be a most deplorable out
come of the Paris conference, more destructive
in its consequences than a failure to make peace
with Germany. Germany is down and out, and if
the United States did not make any formal
peace for several years, this country would not
suffer. Italy, however, is one of the five trus
tees of the world's civilization and liberty, and
an estrangement between Italians and Ameri
cans would make impossible a league of nations
worthy of the name.
The friendship of France. England. Italv.
Japan and the United States is the prime factor
or tne worlds peace and security, that friend
ship has just saved the world from -slavery to
the Hohenzollern and Hapsburg systems of
absolutism. The first duty of these nations is
to preserve their mutual friendship. This duty
stands before peace with Germany. The great
est desire of the Hun is to break up the friend
ship of the allies. During the fighting the dire
necessity of survival compelled the -allies to
work together. The beginning of the oeace
conference marked the opening of the period of
greatest danger to the allies, which was duly
pointed out by the Post at the time. We ex
pressed the ardent hope that the allies would
appreciate the danger that surrounded them.
We suggested that the enemy would strain
every, nerve to drive the allies apart, in the
critical period when they would be required to
adjust their claims and formulate their demands
upon the enemy.
Nothing can ever take the place of friend
ship and confidence among the five nations that
have formed the league of liberty. If they fall
apart, the enemy thrives. They need not make
alliances with the enemy in order to upset the
world. The mere estrangement of the allies is
enough for the Huns' and the bolsheviki. In
that estrangement these savage enemies, repre
senting the extremes of autocracy and anarchy,
would find ample opportunity for attacking and
slaughtering human liberty, now here, now
there, and perhaps everywhere.
No paper league of nations and no peace
with Germany will keep peace in this worlld if
the five leading nations become enemies. We
all know that peace with Germany is not genuine
peace, but a truce until Germany can go on the
warpath again. We all know that a league;of
nations which fails to include Italy, Japan,
Germany and Russia is a declaration of war
against those nations which will compel them
to become allies. Better that each free nation
should stand alone than to form a league which
would provoke war.
America's first attempt to interfere in Euro
pean affairs is a sorry experience, indeed. Few
are the Americans who do not wish the presi
dent had kept the country out of the position
of dictator to all the allies, and that he had not
sought to deny to each of the allies a portion
of its claims against the enemy. The inevitable
result of such action is the growth of unfriendly
feeling toward all the people of the United
States and the well-nigh universal belief, which
we believe to be utterly unfounded, that the
United States has deliberately shielded the
world's enemy from the punishment which he
so richly earned.
Let us hope that the patience and genuine
friendship of all the allies toward Americans
will not fail in these trying days.
In South Africa
Any superficial simplicity in the South Afri
can question disappears when one asks if the
nationalists whose leaders are here en route to
Europe would have the Transvaal and Orange
Free State freed, or the whole union loosed from
the empire. The statement issued by the dele
gation is more emphatic than logical. The
"wounds of 1899-1902," when the independence
of the Dutch republics was forcibly destroyed,
"never have healed." No lasting peace is pos
sible "not only until violated rights are restored
but until the whole union is entirely independ
ent." The area of the union is 475,000 square
miles, of which the Transvaal and the Orange
Free State are 160,000 square miles,, while there
are to be considered other British-ruled terri
tories accessible only through the union. It is
not upon grounds of history that the national
ists can prove that all South Africa ought to be
as free as a portion of it was in 1898. Grounds
of self-determination would offer an unassail
able footing, and The Hertzog delegation de
clares that 65 per cent of the white population
is Dutch nearly four-fifths of the whole being
colored; but to point to this percentage is not
to prove that anything like a majority wishes
for greater independence than South Africa al
ready possesses. New York Post
Our Free Legal Aid
State your case clearly but
briefly and a reliable lawyer
will furnish the answer or
advise in this column. Your
name will not be printed.
Let The Bee Advise .You
The Day We Celebrate.
Will W. McBride of the Omaha Life In
surance company, born 1862.
Dr. Wilson 6. Bridges, physician, born 1856.
Princess Juliana, heir to the throne of The
Netherlands, born at the palace of Het Loo 10
William H. Crane, dean of the American
stage, born at Leicester, Mass., 74 years ago.
Mrs. Mary Scott Lord Harrison, widow of
President Benjamin Harrison, born at Hones
dale, Pa., 61 years ago.
Homer S. Cummings, chairman of the demo
cratic national committee, born in Chicago 49
Maj. Gen. Henry G. Sharpe, former quarter
master general of the United States, army, later
in command of -the Southeastern department,
born at Kingston, N. Y., 61 years ago.
In Omaha 30 Years Ago.
The centennial anniversary of Washington's
inauguration was observed in Omaha. Gen.
John L. Webster represented Nebraska at the
celebration in New York City.
The Omaha Board of Trade was en
thusiastically received today at Newport, At
kinson, O'Neill, Oakdale and Albion.
Nebraska's Loyal Legion celebrated the
inaugural centennial with a banquet at the Mil
lard hotel. Among the guests of honor were
Bishop Newman, Dean Gardner, Dr. Duryea,
Dr. George L. Miller, Gen. J. C. Cowin, Judge
Groff, Hon. J. M. Woolworth and L. M. Ben
nett. Maj. J. S. Clarkson of Omaha was elected
commander for t! ensuing-year, . - '
Specific Performance- of Oral
J. C. B. In March of this year
I entered, into an agreement with
neighbor to -purchase from him 80
acres of land. Price was agreed
upon and I paid $500 down and waa
to pay the rest when the deed was
delivered to me, which waa to be
as soon as his wife returned from
California, where she waa visiting.
I moved on the land and put in my
spring crop. The party now refuses
to give me a deed unless I pay a.
higher price than was agreed upon.
claiming that hia wife will not sign
the deed and says that I cannot
hold him to his agreement because
not in writing. Is there any way
I can compel him to deed me the
land according to our agreement, or
win i have to pay what he asks to
Keep tne land?
Answer Under the 'facts as stat
ed in your letter it is my opinion
mat a court or equity will enforce
specific performance. The general
rule that a contract for the sale of
land will not be enforced unjess in
writing does not apply where verbal
agreement is clearly established and
under which possession of the
premises has been taken and acts of
part performance done. It is a gen
eral proposition that sneciflo tier
formance of an oral agreement will
be enforced by a court of equity
where one party has wholly, and
the other party, partly performed
it, and its non-fulfillment would be
a fraud on the party who has part
ly or fully performed it. If the party
still continues to refuse to make the
deed as agreed, you should consult
an attorney who will be able to ad
vise you properly how to protect
Partition of Real Estate.
H. L. My brother and two sisters
and myself each have an equal in
terest by inheritance in a quarter
section of land. My brother has
been farming the land for several
years and has a lease which does
not expire until two years after
March 1, 1919. My sisters and I
wish to sell our Interest In the land,
but the brother in possession re
fuses to join with us, and claims
we cannot sell until his lease ex
pires. What are all of our rights in
regard to the land?
Answer In this state any one of
several Joint owners of real estate
may maintain an action in his or
her name for the partition of such
real estate. If upon the hearing the
court is satisfied that such real
estate is owned jointly by the parties
to the suit and that all parties in
terested in such land have been made
parties to the suit and duly notified,
a referee will be named by the court
who will determine the practicabil
ity of partition. If it appears to
the referee that such real estate
cannot be divided without great
prejudice to the owners thereof he
will so report to the court, who will
thereupon enter an order directing
the referee to sell the premises. In
your case the sale would be sub
ject to the lease in favor of your
brother and should be taken into
consideration before the suit for
partition is instituted.
C. B. What is necessary to be
done to file a mechanics' lien? When
and at what time must it be filed
and when can it be foreclosed?
Answer Any person entitled to
a mechanics' lien may make an ac
count in writing of the items of
labor and material furnished, and
after making oath thereto shill
within four months of the time of
performing such labor or furnishing
such material, or within four
months from the date of the last
item furnished file the same in the
office of the register of deed of the
county in which said labor and ma
terials were furnished, and such- ac
count shall operate as a lien on the
property therein described for a pe
riod of two years after the filing of
such lien, and the person holding
any such lien may be civil action
proceed to obtain a judgment for the
amount of his account thereon at
any time within the time of such
Hen, and when suit Is started, be
fore the expiration of the lien, such
lien will continue In full force until
such suit is finally determined and
"THE VANISHING FISH."
(Billy bats Kingfisher. Blue Heron and
Lonesome Bear, he can beat them fishing,
but when ha and Peggy and Pat, a boy
they find at tha fishing hole, hook large,
fine fish, the fish disappear.) t
Billy Throws Stones.
O, I don't think this place is
haunted," declared Billy as
they tried to figure out where the
three fish had gone to, "but I think
it is mighty odd how they have dis
appeared." "I feel awfully scary fishing here,"
whispered Pat. "Maybe we had bet
ter try our luck somewhere else."
"Why, the fish are Just beginning
to bite here," replied Peggy.
"Well, I'm not afraid If you're
not," declared Pat, but he glancea
cautiously around as he said it. "I'll
They Wited their hooks and threw
them into the river. Instantly there
was a wild swirl of waters.
"I've got a big one," yelled Billy.
Aha! There are the ghosts!"
shouted Billy. "The rascals
were stealing our fish."
"So have I," shrieked Peggy. "I
can scarcely hold him."
"Feels as though I've caught a
shark," gasped Pat.
Up came three poles, jerking
three splendid fish from the water.
That on Billy's line went up into the
tree; that on Peggy's line was
thrown into the bushes, and that
on 'Pat's line landed among the
weeds. Remembering what had hap
pened before, they brought their
lines quickly back, but not quickly
enough to save their flsh-all three
catches had disappeared.
Again they searched, and again
their efforts were in vain. The fish
were not to be found.
"Some one is playing Jokes on us.
but then you never can tell," mut
"I never heard of flsh-eating
ghosts, declared Billy. "And if I
catch 'em at it well, look out!"
Once more they threw their lines
into the deep pool. After awhile
there wal another big swirl in the
water, and they pulled up three more
big fish. This time, they tried hard
to keep the fish from going into the
tree, the bushes, or the weeds, but
in spite of their efforts Peggy's fish
flew into the weeds, Billy's went in
to the bushes, and Pat's sailed up
into the tree. And the fish didn't
come out again.
But now Billy's dander was up. He
didn't believe those fish vanished off
the hooks of their own accord. And
he didn't believe in ghosts par
ti ;uiariy in broad daylight.
"Help mo. quick!" he cried, rush
ing to a heap of stones on the bank.
Picking up half a dozen stones, he
hurled them as fast as he could In
to the tree, among the weeds and
through the bushes. Pat followed
him, and so did Peggy. Soon they
were laying down a heavy barrage
on all three places where the fish
From the tree there burst a harsh,
startling rattle and then Kingfisher
flew out of the foliage.
From the weeds there sounded a
a creaking, aL.screaming. and a loud
fluttering as'JBlue Heron took wing
and flapped heavily away.
Among the bushes there was a
thrashing and a grunting, as Lone
some Bear took to his heels.
"Ah, there are the ghosts!"
shouted Billy. f'The rascals were
stealing our fish."
"Ha, ha, ha!" laughed Peggy.
"They intended to' win their bets
with your own fish."
"But they can't beat me that
way," retorted Billy. "I'll show
So they went to fishing again
harder than ever. And now when
they hooked a fish it didn't vanish,
but was safely shut up in the bas
kets. Their catch grew rapidly, ana
Billy was exulting In their luck.
when suddenly he felt a strong tug
on his line.
"Ht, here's a whaling big one,"
he shouted. He pulled vigorously,
but his catch pulled just aa vig
orously the other way. "It must be
a whopper," he gasped, bracing him
self. "It's dragging me Into the
river. Help me, quick!"
(Tomorrow will be told the extraor- I
dinary things that happen when they try
to land a big fish.) )
Daily Dot Puzzle
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People and Events
The marvelous teal of Ohio In
forwarding the wherewith to miti
gate the thirst of Michigan suggests
that the Buckeye heart is a corker!
Cheer up! Don't worry! Consid
er the troubles of the map-makers
and be happy.
The January style of Medicine
Hat is by far the most popular win
ter lid designed in that arctic fac
tory. Distance . swells its charms.
Keep it on!
One of the big new hotels of New
York, with 2,200 rooms, boasts of a
staff of 2,200 persons, or one em
ploye for every guest room. Should
any guest feel like kicking on the
bill prudence suggests holding off
until beyond ,ear range.
Publisher Curtis or the Philadel
phia Ledger announces that nex
year a new home for the Ledgei
will be built at Sixth and Chestnut
streets, occupying the entire square.
The present Ledger home is B0 year
old, quite out-of-date for a moderc
New York authorities ' tunic
down the appeal for a boost in true
Uon fares to 8 cents. Five cents i:
the contract rate, and the Inter
borough system is coldly reminde.
that the contract governs the rati .
President Shontz of the compam
murmurs in dirge-like tones, "When
do we go from here?" And the un
feeling public responds, "Bail ouv
Out of the Ordinary
Ararat, where Noah's Ark went
aground, is in the new Armenian re
public. With modern conditions and
nterprise there should soon be a
'cog" railroad to the summit and a
'Noah's Inn" "Fresh sandwiches of
The birth of Quadruplets makes
Mrs. Ammina LIzzl, 42 years old, of
Philadelphia, the mother of 18 chil
dren, 13 of whom are still living. She
is also the grandmother of five chil
dren. Each of the quadruplets
weighs about seven pounds. Two are
girls, blondes, and two boys, bru
nettes. The story is told that when one of
the phonograph companies asked
John McCormack to sing for a
record of "Tipperary," the famous
Irish tenor stipulated for a fee of
$20,000. The company refused, and
instead gave him a percentage on
sales of the record. These sales have
so far added up to 2,500,000, netting
the singer $250,000.
Friend The office boy was just confid
ing to me that ha wanted to bj boss somu
The Boss (with a sigh) Queer, Isn't It?
I was just envying the office boy his job.
New Haven Register.
Mrs. Nurltch Edith,
Daughter- Petrarch's poems, ma.
Mrs. Nurltch Edith, haven't t warned
you against the vulgar' habit of shorten
ing men's names? Say Peter Karch. Bos
"The office should seek the man."
"Maybe so. But when that time comes
us heelers won't get no credit for elect
ing him." Louisville Courier-Journal.
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