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te thm. Addraa chanted a often a requested.
Has anybody seen Kelly?
Friday is a good day for the dotted line.
Pancho Villa is on the run, but hardly on his
last legs.
But how does the "storage" amendment help
in States already dry as Sahara?
How can the declaration of peace be used
to hamper the League of Nations?
Every man his own bartender is likely to
result in every man who wants liquor becoming'
his own brewer.
Mr. Wilson's 'name will be the first signed
to the peace treaty, a fact significant of the
genius of his country.
Tom Mooney knows that violence will not
help his case. Now.'let his miguided champions
learn the same lesson.
If the women did not vote on the bonds,
neither did the men, and o the blame may be
ihared between the sexes.
Adding the value of the ships scuttled at
Scapa Flow to the bill is one way of convincing
Heinie that his notions of honor are wrong.
Only trumpets and drums will be heard in
the palace at Versailles when the treaty is
ligned. They will not play German airs, either.
Chairman Cummings or the democratic na
tional committee is a hard man to please, but he
will have plenty of time to think it over after
A woman who goes flitting around the coun
try, carrying $250,000 in jewelry, is inviting dis
aster, and need not be surprised when she Is
Have you noticed that the Greeks and the
Turks are doing business at the old stand again?
Twenty-five centunejLhave not sufficed to end
King Albert and Queen Elizabeth expect to
reach the United States in September. That will
be just in time for the Ak-Sar-Ben frolic, to
which they are invited. '
Douglas county is now off on the first leg of
the good roads race. It ought to help a lot
here at home, besides setting a good example
for the rest of the state.
Boundaries in the Balkan region have been
drawn and will be given due regard, if the
strength of the allied nations avails anything.
The bear pit of Europe may yet become the
The governor of the Federal Reserve board
says the Liberty bonds are to be retired within
. twenty-five years. Now, if he will kindly tell
us how it is going to be done, he will relieve
much suspense.
Stoicism of a school boy who submitted to
have his finger sandpapered till it bled denotes
pluck, all right, but it also shows that the
imagination of his companions needs to be di
verted into a more highly civilized channel.
Months ago The Bee pointed out what
,Would happen if the mayor undertook to stop
delivery of ice on Sunday. Now that he has
tried it, he wants to undo the mischief. How
ever, it is good to note that experience still can
',' " On what grounds do the city commissioners
justify the invasion of homes by police detec
tives who are acting solely on impulse, and with
out the warrant the law requires? If we are to
be a law-abiding community, the first to obey
the law should be the officers of the law.
Women Spies
The sad death of Edith Cavell has made a
strong appeal on' human sympathy. It is even
likely that the true story of Edith Cavell was
exaggerated for reasons of military propaganda.
It finds a repercussion in America in pro-
, posed legislation to exempt women spies in
wartime from the death penalty. Such a prop
osition is absurd enough, when one realizes
how many thousands of lives must be im
periled to protect a very few enemies of our
country because they are women. Indeed, it
was a woman spy in the port of Brest that
signaled to the Germans the movement of our
transports. She was detected and shot by the
French, but we feel sure that if her detection
and sentence had been made known to the
women of America they would not have asked
clemency for the woman who had betrayed
their sons and husbands.
As a matter of fact, the most effective spy
ing in the great war was done by women.
Women spies have many advantages oyer men
spies. ,.The privacy of the sex covers them.
They are not subject to the same interrogation
as are men. On the other hand, it was shown.
In the late war that men possessed of military
information were much more free in discussing
-it with women than with men, and among the
. sex from the time of Delilah there have always
been a number who were willing to use (their
feminine charms to betray.
The spy is an insidious and dangerous
enemy. The woman is the most effective spy.
We must not, in the name of chivalry, make
' her task easy, and multiply the deaths of our
oldiers. Chicago Tribune.
While Police Commissioner Ringer has suc
ceeded in procuring a white-washing verdict with
two dissenting votes, for his pet morals squad
detectives, the popular verdict remains outstand
ing that the police department needs an effec
tive clean-up. As The Bee has already said, if
this last particular incident were the only police
fall-down, the public would be inclined to be
lenient in its judgment but as the culmination
of a succession of exposures of police brutality,
crookedness or connivance in law-breaking, it
has opened the eyes of all who are willing to
see the inefficiency and demoralization of the
How police efficiency and discipline can be
built up by protecting the crooks and bunglers
and attempting to cover over these glaring evils
with a coat of white-wash, is beyond us. If
Police Commissioner Ringer were able to see
the error of his ways, he would realize that In
stead of strengthening the department what he
has done is calculated to weaken it by letting
every roan on the force believe that no matter
what offense he may commit he can count on
his superior! to uphold him and go good for.
him regardless. If there was ever a time .when
Omaha needed a good strong dependable police
force, it is right now. There is only one way
to get it and it is to be hoped those responsible
will see that way and follow it.
Who Held Up the Transport?
It now develops that somebody in author
ity is responsible for a bit of blundering that is
both costly and vexatious. The transport
George Washington has been held in the har
bor at Brest since May 18, presumably waiting
to bring the president home.
In the' thirty-seven days that have elapsed,
it might have made two round trips across, car
rying 12,000 men who are impatiently awaiting
transport home. Incidentally, it is said to cost
$10,000 a day to keep the big ship idle in the
roads. Thus, in addition to the delay n France
of some thousands of men who ought to be in
America, the country is asked to pay a bill of
$370,000 because of official stupidity some place.
Why has this vessel been held out of service
deemed so urgent that battleships were req
uisitioned to do part of the work? Was it that
conditions in Paris were such the president
might suddenly be required to flee for his life?
Or was it merely that some courtier at Wash
ington thought it appropriate to keep a $10,000-a-day
vessel waiting idly for the moment when
it would please the president of the United
States to turn towards home again?
In either event, the people pay the bill, while
soldiers look westward over the sea wall at
Brest, wistfully longing for transport home and
heartily "cussing" the stupidity at Washington
that keeps them there while a big ships stands
useless in the harbor.
Is this the sort of democracy we fought to
establish throughout the world? Or is it the
kind practiced by a bunch of time-serving
politicians who "crook the pregnant hinges of
the knee that thrift may follow fawning?"
Controlling Food Prices.
Bills introduced in the senate at Washington
by Messrs. Kendrick of Wyoming and Kenyon
of Iowa have for their purpose the regulation
of the meat packing industry. The 'end is to do
way with food control, both in price and dis
tribution. In the absence of the text of these
measures, consideration in principle only may
be given them.
On the day the measures were brought for
ward hogs sold at the highest price ever
recorded on the Omaha market. At the same
time, the December option on corn closed sev
eral cents higher than the actual cash price
for the cereal last December. This in the face
of a break in corn prices ascribed to improved
crop conditions.
What connection is there between these facts
and the alleged control of stock yard manage
ment by the big packers?
In the end, it makes little material differ
ence to the packer what price he pays for the
raw material. The cost is made the basis for
the selling price, and the consumer pays it. To
uproot entirely the great fabric of the meat
packing industry in the United States, where- it
has reached its highest and most efficient de
velopment could have no more effect than to
destroy the source through which the farmer is
enabled to secure the splendid prices he is now
obtaining for his products. Chaos may be
established where order now prevails, but who
would benefit from the process?
Statements made by Mr. Colver of the Fed
eral Trade board were quite fully refuted by the
replies of the packers before the congressional
committees last spring. It has not been estab
lished that combinations of packers, either for
the purchase or distribution of meats and other
food supplies, affect the price adversely to the
consumer. On the other hand, service that
must be maintained has been traced to them.
When congress oY some state legislature will
grasp the nettle and take cognizance of the
speculative elements in dealing in foods in this
country, the remedy may be discovered and
Not Patriotism, but Stupidity.
Difficulty in finding German delegate will
ing to sign the peace treaty gives a further
illustration of the state of mind in which the
people of the defeated empire' exist. Instead of
its being inspired by patriotism, this is merely
a further exhibition of the stupidity that led
them to the disaster they now lack the moral
.courage to realize. To sign an agreement to
live in amicable relations with the rest oi tH
world, to recant the wrong they pursued, and to
make reparation for inexcusable damage wrought,
should not be looked upon as humiliating
in any sense. The wicked pride that sustained
the hosts of Germany in their futile effort to
subdue the world must give way to a loftier
and nobler inspiration if the future is to "bring
to them anything that is worth having in either
a material or spiritual way. Men who are sin
cerely and whole-heartedly bent to the-restoration
of the German people to a place in the
confidence of the world can do their country
no greater service than , to pledge themselves
honestly to carry out the requirements' of the
peace treaty, which is the first step to the new
life for Germany. Those who stubbornly with
hold their approval, clinging to the thought that
the war from their side was justifiable and its
horrors warranted, will only prolong the period
of probation through which the nation must
pass till it be wholly purged of its mistaken notions.
Bill Boards on Down Grade
From the Philadelphia Ledger.
Marked advances in the fight to eradicate
the billboard nuisance are recorded by the bul
letin of the American Civic association just is
sued. The supreme court of the United States has
very recently held that "a city, exercising the
police power, may prohibit the erection of bill
boards in residence districts, in the interest of
the safety, morality, health and decency of the
community." In addition, the federal govern
ment established a standard by prohibiting bill
boards in the Louisville cantonment.
The inherent evils of billboards are shown
by quotations from a number of decisions of
supreme courts, which point out that billboards
are constant menaces to the public welfare and
safety of cities; they endanger the public health;
they obstruct the light, sunshine and air; they
enable the spread of fires; they promote im
morality, and they constitute hiding places and
retreats for criminals and all classes of miscre
ants. An inspector reported of a sign in New
York City that "at the base of the sign are tin
cans, stones, dirt, a dead dog and paper and
rubbish. In the rear evidences exist that the
place is being used for a public toilet. The odor
is sickening.
A definite advance has been scored in Mas
sachusetts, where in November ofN1918 the fol
lowing amendment to the state constitution was
adopted: "Advertising on public ways, fn public
places and on private property within public
view may be regulated by law.'
The American Civic association, of which J.
Horace McFarland is president, makes this
definite recommendation in this Billboard Bul
letin, written by the field secretary, Andrew
Wright Crawford:
"We recommend that states adopt constitu
tional amendments authorizing the legislature
to pass acts of assembly under the police power
in the interest and for the protection of es
thetics, the 'rule of reason now applicable to
legislation under the police power for the pro
tection of the ear and nose to be likewise ap
plicable to acts for the protection of the eye.
"Apparently the American Civic association
is the first to make this suggestion. It is plain
common sense. Put esthetics under the public
power in your state by a constitutional amend
ment. There are a number of states where it
will not be difficult; let them lead the way.
Others will fall into line. By the time several
states have done so an amendment to the Unit
ed States constitution could be put through."
The report proceeds: "If we can get rid of
John Barleycorn by a constitutional amend
ment, we can similarly get rid of Billy Bill
board. Indeed, John used to be one of Bill's'
best customers it's a pity that they don't go
together 1"
The bulletin urges not only action by legis
lation, but also action by individuals. The re
port says:
"But you do not have to wait for the legis
lature or the courts. You can reach billboards
in other 'ways. One is to bring home to the
owners of land how much billboards tend to re
duce the value of the properties fronting toward
the billboards, "with a boomerang effect on the
properties themselves on which the billboards
are erected.
"It is plain common sense that if you are
going to build a house you won't want to buy
a lot that has a billboard facing it. That bill
board may stay there for years. When one
owner of a vacant corner lets a billboard be
erected on it he prevents a ready sale of the
other three corners, whether they are built upon
or unbuilt upon.
"Value in a real-estate sense consists of two
elements, possibility of sale and possibility of
quickness of that sale. The contiguous billboard
hits both of these elements, especially the lat
ter. So long as the billboard stands so long
will it deter buyers; it will postpone sales, which
means monetary loss from holding the property
a long time, paying taxes and losing interest.
"This is the first loss the billboard causes.
When a sale is finally consummated, it will be
to some one who will get it at less than its
peak value, for the peak is covered by the wet
blanket of the billboard. This is the second
loss. But it is not only his neighbors' land
that the lessor to the billboard company de
preciates. It is his own. If land in the neigh
borhood won't sell, neither will his."
Wisdom Will Not Die With Us
Maj. Gen. Sir Frederick Maurice, unlike not
a few other foreigners who have come over
here and, after returning home, have told what
they saw and what they think of it, seems to
have been an observer always kindly and usu
ally accurate. At any rate, the pictures he
paints of Americans and their ways are easily
recognizable, which is more than can be said
for the work of some other artists, done after
as much or more preparatory study of the same
Sir Frederick, however, has not always
avoided the danger of reasoning from the spe
cific to the general, which, though an excellent
--perhaps the best way to reason, gets into
trouble those who base their conclusions on in
sufficiently numerous data. Thus it was that
he was led to declare the discovery of a new
difference between Americans and Britons.
We, he declares, when we hear that some
body is going to talk about something of which
we are uninformed, are interested and go to
hear him. In England, the response to a like
announcement, he says, is exactly the reverse:
"This is something I don't know about; it
doesn't interest me."
Unfortunately, there are in this country,
too, people of trie second sort people who not
only are content with" their present stock of
information, but resent efforts to increase it.
Whether we have as many of them as England
has that is a question which no census reports
help to answer. New York imes.
O'Briens On the Army Rolls. .
A soldier named John J. O'Brien, writing to
the war risk bureau about his insurance, failed
to give his serial number or policy number, but
said his papers would be easy to identify as his
wife's name wts Mary A. O'Brien. A search
through the bureau files disclosed the names
of 175 John J. O'Briens and each of an even 50
of them had a wife named Mary A. O'Brien.
The Day We Celebrate.
John W. Redick, secretary and treasurer
Merriam Commission company, born 1884.
Howard Baldridge, lawyer, born 1864.
Sir Robert L. Borden, premier of the Do
minion of Canada, born at Grand Pre, N. S.,
65 years ago.
Frieda Hempel, celebrated operatic soprano,
born at Leipsic, Germany, 34 years ago.
Brig. Gen. Frank D. Baldwin, U. S. A., re
tired, born at Manchester, Mich., 77 years ago.
Aaron S. Kreider, representative in congress
of the Eighteenth Pennsylvania district, born
in Lebanon county, Pa., 56 years ago.
Thirty Years Ago in Omaha.
Seven hundred and fifty invitations have
been issued for a musical by Miss Marian
Chase, niece of Dr. Mercer, as a benefit for the
Woman's home on Burt street.
A jolly party of young folks in Jim Stephen
son's tally-ho, drawn by six horses, went to a
lawn fete at Fort Omaha, upon t invitation of
Miss Alice Andreeson,
The young people's society of Southwestern
Lutheran church gave a lemon squeeze at the
residence of Mr, D. W. Shull, Poppleton avenue
and Twenty-fifth street.
Eugene C. Noon, Michael P. O'Conner and
Dr. J. C Kinsler talked on medical topics at
the eleventh annual commencement of Creigh
ton college,
Friend of the Soldier
Replies will be given in this
column to questions relating
to the soldier and his prob
lems, in and out of the army.
Names will not be printed.
Ask The Bee to Answer.
With the Mine Sweepers.
A Sailor's Aunt You ask: "Can
you tell me where the ship named
'The Graham" is? It Is a British
navy mine sweeper, taken for the
use of the United States navy. I
have a nephew on this ship, who
wrote they would leave England for
the Orkney islands May 15, to sweep
mines from the Baltic sea. We
have not heard from him since."
That you have not yet had word
from this boy la not surprising. The
Bee has no record of the movement
of these vessels, but if the ship sailed
on May 15 for the Orkneys, and from
thence to the Baltic, sufficient time
to get a letter off and have it sent
to American scarcely has elapsed. If
you will write to the Navy Depart
ment, Washington, D. C, you may
get information as to the where
abouts of the Graham.
Many Questions Answered.
Mrs. G. W. D. Companies B, C
and D, 806th pioneer infantry, are
due in New York June 29, on the
A Father The last address we
have for the 414th telegraph bat
talion if) A. P. O. 797. This unit Is
In the service of supply, with head
quarters at Orleans.
A Soldier's Mother No orders
have been issued yet for the im
mediate return of the 18th company,
transportation . corps, now at St.
Nazaire. However, its departure
will not be long delayed.
C. L. W. See answer to A Sol
dier's Mother, foregoing. These
units are very busy getting the rest
of the army out of France, and will
not be released for return until their
service can be dispensed with.
Mrs. M. B. American troops are
soon to be withdrawn from Siberia;
they are employed in guarding prop
erty, principally military stores, and
are not engaged in the warfare now
going on in western Siberia.
Mrs. G. A. M. If you will write
to the adjutant general of the army.
Washington, D. C, you can obtain
full information as to the soldier for
whom you inquire. The government
still gives notice to relatives of the
death of any soldier. Those who
have died from accident or disease
since the signing of the armistice
are well known find no mystery sur
rounds their taking off. If you have
not had official notification of the
death of the soldier, it is quite likely
he is alive. However, it will do no
harm to ask the adjutant general for
the facts. Be sure to give his name,
and the letter and number of his
company and regiment. The last
address we have for the Second Bal
loon company is A. P. O. 914.
M. R. B. The 310th supply com
pany has not yet been assigned a
date for sailing. It is attached to
the quartermaster's company and is
not part of a division.
The total number of people that
the world can maintain is estimated
at 6,000,000,0000, or about four
four times the present population.
At the present rate of increase, this
figure will be reached in some 200
The general scheme, planned be
fore the war, of placing under
ground all the wires acquired from
the National Telephone company in
1912, has, according to the London
Times, been put in hand, starting
with Leeds (England) district, plans
also having been made and con
tracts placed for many other big
Stones marking the graves of the
rich and the poor in the Lakewood
Park cemetery, Lakewood, O., here
after must be uniform a modest
headstone, rising not more than a
foot .above the cemetery lawn.
Consul George L. Logan reports
from Penang, Straits Settlements,
that the action of the Philippine
government in appropriating 1,000,
000 pesos for increasing the produc
tion of rice and corn has attracted
considerable favorable attention in
the Straits Settlements, and it is be
lieved that the government may take
steps for the same object.
It has been pointed out to the
farmers that the growing of flax,
when planted in rotation with other
crops, causes no more exhaustidn of
the soil than other cereals and not
so much as oats. Flax takes con
siderably more nitrogen from the
soil than wheat or oats, but that
chemical property can be replaced by
rotating the flax with clover.
"There is inquiry for dairy cows
that will milk, a good market for
good, well-bred cattle. There is a
shortage of butter all over Europe
and Britain as well. This will mean
a demand for some time. Cheese is
in greater supply, but not sufficient
to meet the demand.
When 'twas dry we cried for water.
When 'twas cold we wished 'twas hotter,
Right away;
When It's hot we want It bolder
And by some we're called a scolder
Every day.
Since we know we can't be choosers
W- become the Lord's abusers
When we growl ;
For it's God who makes the weather,
Makes It best for all together,
Then why scowl?
"Garden sass" Is good and plenty
Sine it rains ten days In. twenty
From the Bky;
In th fields, as well as pasture
Both the grass and weeds grow faster
Than when dry.
And some day we'll have fried chicken,
Which will be "most first class plckln' "
O, so sweet!
There will not b much remalnln'
For wel'll sat It uncomplalnln'
'Stead o' meat.
Dakota City, Neb.
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(Peggy and Billy go to Cinderella' ball,
where Peggy dances with a graceful ele
phant. To her horrified surprise ehe finds
that the Elephant 1 Red Beard In dis
guise.) The Magic Whlselt.
PEGGY was shocked to learn that
the dancing elephant was Red
Beard. She had thought It queer
that the beast had come to Cinder-,
ella's ball, but until she saw his
fiery whiskers she had no idea it
was the Turk in disguise.-
And here she was in his clutches.
Peggy wanted to shriek, but she
quickly thought that if she did so
Red Beard might seize her so tight
she couldn't escape, whereas if she
waited until the end of the dance he
might think she didn't recognize
him and let her go.
Long before the dance ended, how
ever, Cinderella had spread the
"The elephant is Red Beard In
disguise," ran a whisper through the
ball room, and the other dancers
slipped away, couple by couple.
When the bird orchestra sounded the
last note of the frolicsome dance
Peggy glanced around to find her
self alone with the Turk.
"Ah, ha, they have discovered my
plot," grunted Red Beard. "But I
have you, proud Princess Peggy, and
I shall not leave this ball without a
fair bride. Come, we will have our
wedding dance." Seizing her again.
he whirled her into another mad
i 6
Red Beard Stopped His Dancing and
Hushed Full Tilt at Billy.
dance, the bird orchestra furnishing
the Jazziest kind of jazz music. In
his grip Peggy felt helpless. She
looked vainly for aid, finding none.
Cinderella's guests had fled. Even
Sleeping Beauty's prince, who had
been so anxious to cut off Red
Beard's head, had gone without
striking. a blow.
"You shall be queen of my
harem," grunted Red Beard
triumphantly. "I shall give you
pretty frocks and all the strawberry
ice cream you can eat You shall
reign alone In my heart until I
find some on that I like better."
"One last dance then away to
my harem," grunted Red Beard.
Around and around he whirled Peg
gy until she was dizsy. But as she
whirled she saw Billy Belgium come
from behind a pillar where he had
been hiding. In his hands he had a
piece of board. He swung this like
a base ball. bat, and as Red Beard, in
his elephant disguise, whirled his
back around, wham! Blly whacked
him with all his strength.
"Wow! A bomb!" yelled Red
Beard, letting Peggy go. Whaml
the board hit him again. "Wow!"
yelled Red Beard a second time, but
now he saw Billy with the board,
and went at him in a towering rage.
Billy dropped the boar dand ran
for dear life, but he made sOre that
he ran in the opposite direction from
Pengy, so .that Bhe could escape.
Peggy was almost at the dor when
she met Optimistic Ostrich rushing
"Climb on my back," whistled
Optimistic Ostrich, sitting down to
make It easy for her. Peggy threw
herself among his feathers and
clasped her arms around his long
neck as he rose again to his feet
"Save Billy!" she cried.
Red Beard was hot after Billy,
chasing him around and around the
ball room. He could run very fast
in spite of the fact that he was fat
and lazy, and he drew closer and
closer to Billy with every stride.
Billy looked wildly for a weapon,
but none was in reach. In despera
tion Billy pulled his whistle from
his pocket. It had brought him
aid before; perhaps It woftld now.
The whistle did bring aid, but in
an unexpected way. At the first
blast Red Beard stopped short. At
the second blast he began to dance.
Then as Billy, noticing the effect of
the whistle, blew harder and harder,
the Turk danced faster and faster,
his elephant feet doing a lively Jig.
Billy blew and blew, playing a reg
ular tune on the whistle, and Red
Beard made his feet fairly fly.
"It must be a magic whistle that
makes him dance," cried Peggy to
Optimistic Ostrich. "But, look! Bil
ly Is blowing so hard he is all out
of breath."
That is Just what had happened.
Protect America.
Kansas City, June 25. To the
Editor of The Bee: The people de
sire some covenant between nations
to prevent war. No covenant will
prevent war that does not say In so
many words the Monroe Doctrine
shall forever, or in the life of the
covenant at leat, remain understood
as it is today understood by America.
If there is one thought, one
clause, one word that leaves any
doubt that America shall conduct
its own affairs as it conducts them
today, the benefit of the doubt must
be against the document that con
tains that doubt. Our signature
when placed upon a document will
mean we shall at any cost be true
to that signature; hence at any
cost that document must protect
America for America first and for
the world's benefit second, for any,
document that changes Americas
position within itself or with respect
to the world as it stands today
weakens America's possibility for
good within and without. Our way
for 142 years has won. That way
must continue to govern America,
We must stand by our guns, let
no financial, commercial or politi
cal consideration or strength be per
mitted to wear us down. This is
the one business that admits of no
compromise. Whatever is right for
America must govern.
It is our flag, the boys fought
and died for. That flag is less re
spected today on the western hemis
phere than ever in our history.
Chimerical dreams of international
ism have been the cause. Universal
respect for the flag here and abroad
can only be restored by clinging to
an independent American course.
As Beecher brought England to her
senses in '61, so let the patriots and
orators of the senate realize their
full sense of responsibility to the fu
ture and bring all American citizens
effect keeps us In constant dread
of internal rupture. Our govern
ment in this case being the physi
cian, we will soon find should It
eradicate the cause the result will
be the wiping out of bolshevism,
anarchy, socialism and I. W. W. ism,
and a failure of government to do
so, will nourish and strengthen all
of them. There are different causes
to be remedied; different diseases
will be cured and as long as the
present causes remain the result la
sure to live in some form.
Remove the Cause.
North Platte, Neb., June 21. To
the Editor of The Bee: Will you
permit in the columns of your valued
paper a few lines expressive of the
thoughts thronging through my
mind as I read the strong con
demnation launched against so
called lawless bands, termed bol
sheviks, anarchists, socialists, I. W.
W.'s, etc. Now, I am a firm believer
and say that they who will not obey
the law deserve the severest pun
ishment that can be meted out to
them, showing no favoV to any one,
no matter how high their station or
how low their character, and it la
the duty of all good citizens to see
that justice is done.
Now let us see how we can remedy
the evil. We think that if lawless
ness Is a result there must 'be a
cause and that the cause may also
be lawless and deserving the same
punishment. Medical men know
disease is caused by germs and they
try to destroy the germ in order to
make their patient again healthy in
body and mind; the farmer knows
that If the weeds be allowed to
flourish it will result in the death
of hi crop, and so they follow,
cause and effect, the pruning of a
limb won't kill the tree. You must
treat with the roots.
We in America have the best coun
try on earth with ample room for all
to live happily and be prosperous.
We have the beHt form of govern
men In the world; where soon I hope
man end woman will stand on equal
footing before the law and let us
not disgrace it by letting cause and
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