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You should know that
Omaha is the leading city
in the Unted States in the
production of butter.
"Where do we go from here?"
The dotted line is greater than the Hinden-burg.
Three o'clock will be a zero hour in Germany
for a long time.
Maybe the president will consent to allow
the senate to have a copy of the treaty now.
Claud E. Kitchin, able democrat, insists his
party saved the country. Look at the record.
. Having filled the dotted line, the Hun may
now give his full attention to behaving himself.
The president consents to an informal recep
tion on his arrival, as if he could have avoided
Another week of fair, hot weather is prom
ised for this region. It is our regular summer
When the motor truck replaces the camel in
the desert caravan, where will Romance turn
- What brave nation will be first to resume
commercial relations with Germany. Small dan
ger of a rush here.
Normal conditions are fast being restored" in
the east; at any rate, the lawyers are pursuing
Harry Thaw again.
A real revolution is under way in England
at last The king has turned against the long
trains on court gowns.
One way to-maintain discipline on a police
force is to dismiss all officers who dare to tell
the truth on the witness stand.
-Sixteen Omaha dairymen paid fines for selling-
diluted milk. They would save money by
putting new roofs on their cows.
How unaccommodating that republican ma
jority in congress is, to fail to make every blun
der the democrats would like to set!
If you want proof that the Omaha business
men art ready for peace and prosperity, look
over the advertising pages of The Bee today.
Another Omaha policeman is to be dis
missedfor Incompetency. He made the mistake
of telling, the truth about the conduct of his
"Eddie" Rickenbacker wants to fly across
some ocean, no matter which one. It's been
done, Rick; why. not stage a non-stop flight
around the world at the equator?
It is merely a coincidence, of course, but
the peace treaty was signed by Germany on the
fth anniversary of the murder of the Austrian
frand duke and his spouse at Serajevo.
1 The president is reported to be coming home
ifrVm Paris in high spirits, completely satisfied
tafith the work of the peace conference. He may
find difficulty in getting everybody to agree with
hint on this. :
Louisiana's governor is out with a letter to
the executives of other southern states, asking
them to aid in preventing ratification of the
suffrage amendment. The outcome of his effort
will be interesting.
China's protest to the peace conference may
have been ineffective, but the peace treaty withr
out signatures binding the great republic will
remain a perpetual reproach to those who con
sented to give Japan its demands at the exj
pense of its weaker neighbor.
Increasing Food Supplies
' r California has apparently taken a leaf out
n( the book of exoenence of Canada and Aus
tralia in providing homes bn farm lands for its
returned and . returning soldiers and sailors.
Governor Stephens has signed a measure passed
during the recent session of the legislature of
that state providing for the complete protection
of the entire Sacramento valley from flood, and
the redemption of every acre of its land for
farming. Nearly 2,000,000 acres of farming
lands, or a domain about equaling the size of
the original Oklahoma, wbjch was opened to
settlement April 22, 1889, are being reclaimed
from flood dangers and from such overflows as
have come to the Sacramento river basin in
past years. , . "
The land is said to be the richest tract, area
considered, remaining untilled in the United
last year", added $35,000,000 to the value of Cali
fornia crops. The value of this year's crop is
estimated at $65,000,000. There will be homes
I or all of the California soldiers who want to try
.'arming. Buyers of farms of 40 acres or more
will have their land plowed and prepared
through the agency of immense tractor outfits.
Houses, according to their liking, will be built
' and sold with the land, and in many cases seed
and farm tools will go in with the transaction,
the entire purchase price to come out of the
trans raised on the land durinsr a lonsr series of
cars. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. "'
FLYING UPSIDE DOWN IN A FOO.
Describing the difficulties of their perilous
flight, the two daring aviators who made the
first transoceanic air voyage without stopping,
declare that they were frequently in danger of
losing their course because of the almost in
escapable clouds which they could neither sur
mount nor dive under and that more than once
they found themselves flying upside down in
the fog. In this case, the skillful flyers suc
ceeded nevertheless ,in keeping their direction
and reaching their goal, but how about the great
number of usually intelligent and clear-thinking
people who on the many pressing subjects of
A vital world importance are, figuratively speak
ing, likewise flying upside down in a fog and
merely circling about without bearings?
In the chaos and confusion of the aftermath
of the war the familiar landmarks are obscured
and sense of perspective and proportion is
dulled. What formerly seemed reasonably clear
and convincing is now beset with hesitation and
doubt. People who would ordinarily be self
possessed are not sure of anything, but grope
about half willing to try experiments which, in
other days, they would immediately have re
jected and repudiated as wholly subversive of
progress and social order.
The aviator emerged from the cloud and
reached his appointed destination by getting
back to the safe and sane first principles, to the
compass and the stars, to things as unchange
able and dependable as any moving things can
be. This is what the people whose minds are be
clouded ami visions have been shortened will
also have to do. They must pierce the smoke
and the fog and get out into the sunlight where
time-tried experience and sound common sense
will put them again on safe paths.
Germany Signs: Peace to Reign.
The most impressive act of the world war
closed with the signature of the peace treaty at
Versailles. Germany, aggressor in the great
conflict, has accepted the terms assessed by the
allies who had successfully resisted the at
tack of the nation whose lust for dominion had
maddened its people.
No tragedy is found in this, even for the
Germans. It is a peace based on the high prin
ciples of justice, of fair dealing and equal op
portunity, respecting the weakness of the lesser
and guaranteeing to the small nations all the
rightjp of the larger, asking only that each strive
to live in harmony and amity with all the others.
Such a peace provides for Germany the
chance to make a new start. Autocracy there
is overthrown, militarism cast down, privileged
classes are brought to a level with the masses,
and the whole social fabric is in a plastic state,
to be molded into such form as will meet the
requirements of the new life that is before the
people. German genius for organization has
now such a field for operation as never was
presented. The spirit of the nation is freed
from the incubus of paternalism, and opportun
ity for the expression of individualism is of
fered all. On the acts of the Germans them
selves will depend their restoration to a place
among the foremost of nations. Pressure from
without will very likely hasten the reformation
from within, but finally it is up to them.
Generally speaking, the effect of the peace
treaty upon the world ought to be good, for it
is founded on principles rather than policies; it
has in it the germ of progress for humanity.
Those who apprehend future wars discount man's
capability for improvement. It may be admitted
that war is not finally abolished, but the treaty,
with its covenant between the nations, makes
more difficult and less likely the entrance to
war. And with America and Great Britain as
sponsors, the next few years may be looked to
with confidence as a period of tranquility, when
the arts of peace may flourish and each man
everywhere enjoy the fruits of his own labor.
Passing'of the "Hard Stuff." v
War-time prohibition impends. The presi
dent put it up to congress, which body has po
litely slipped it back to the executive, and unless
he takes action before midnight tomorrow, the
open saloon goes to join the dodo. But old
John Barleycorn will not retire alone to his
eternal resting place. Bibulous and convivial
persons are planning parties in such communi
ties as are not already under the drouthiness of
prohibition, and the obsequies of the Rum
Demon will be attended by libations such as
have not marked any occasion in history. In
point of fact, 'no other such occasion is noted
in history. Nations have been forbidden to look
upon the wine when it is red or any other color,
but it was by a civil or religious autocrat. This
is the first time that a whole people, of its own
volitfon, expressed through its chosen represen
tatives, mounted the water wagon. So the
mourners will go about the streets on wobbly
pins tomorrow night, and awaken some time on
Tuesday with headaches that will make them
wish the thing had never happened. Private
stores now laid away in time will run dry, and
meanwhile their provident owners may become
accustomed to the milder form of beverage
whose "authority" is limited. Other nations ot
the world are watching us, most of them with
amusement, but we are pledged to try the ex
periment, and if it turns out all right we may
have company in time. At present we are alone.
Public's Right in Time of Strike.
A novel yet important suit has just been
started in Pittsburgh, where the public prose
cutor sues the receivers for the street railway
company and members of street car men's union
for $2,035,000.78 damages, alleged to have been
borne by the public through reason of a three
day strike. The amount of money involved is
of litle consequence compared to the principle.
It has long been a mooted point as to whether
the cessation of work anywhere, incident to a
strike, does not adversely affect the interest of
the public. In the case of public service the
damage is direct Moral obligation rests on the
employes as welt as on the management of any
public utility to maintain uninterrupted service.
If this can be transmuted into a legal obliga
tion, then some more effective method of set
tling wage disputes must be provided. In the
Adamson law the principle of wage fixation by
law was sustained, so far as interstate commerce
carriers are concerned. Whether this may be
extended to include intrastate or mural transpor
tation is not determined, but the presumption
is in favor of the affirmative. The outcome o!
the Pittsburgh suit may lead to a new course in
all manner of wage disputes.
Herr Hoheniollern now hopes Holland will
protect him from the justice he so flagrantly
outraged.' His many courtesies to Holland in
the past undoubtedly sustain him in his hopes.
Views and Reviews
How Our Immortal Dec
laration Is Preserved
The signing of the peace treaty is an
epochal act in history with which it is difficult
to draw comparisons. The original instrument
with the autographs of the signatories attached
will obviously acquire a value in the estimation
of present and future generations which no one
can measure. The only document that can be
mentioned in the same way to us even more
precious is our own Declaration of Inde
pendence, which asserted to the world our right
to liberty and democracy, to maintain which
we have just fought the fight over again.
The story of the Declaration of Indepen
dence is told in a most interesting volume com
piled by a Nebraska man, Capt. William II.
Michael, who had it in his custody while he
was chief clerk of the State department during
the McKinley and Roosevelt administrations.
Our Declaration of Independence is sup-
yosed to have beeen signed on the Fourth of
uly, according to the account of it by Thomas
Jefferson, but in fact the journal shows that
no one signed it that evening except Mr. Han
cock and Mr. Thompson, who signed it as
president and secretary of the congress. The
declaration was ordered engrossed on parch
ment by a resoluion adopted July 18, to be
signed thereafter by every member of congress.
It was so engrossed and on August 2 the sig
natures were attached, and the first celebration
of the event was on Thursday, August 8, when
it was read in the sate house grounds by John
Nixon to a large gathering of people. Under
act of the First congress, which authorized "the
Secretary for the Department of Foreign Af
fairs" to take charge of all records, books and
papers, the declaration was deposited in that
department, whose title was , changed a few
months 'later to "The Department of State," in
whose custody it has since been. From 1841 to
1877 the document was in the patent office as a
part of the Department of States left there be
cause its buildings were fire-proof.
, The Declaration, so Mr. Michael's book tells
us, is on parchment, and the paper shows dis
tinctive signs of cracking, probably due more
to injury done in the orocess of making a
facsimile in 1823 under order of President Mon
roe, than o time or the little handliner or
jarring the document has received. In 1894 it
was hemetically sealed in a frame and nlaeed
in a steel cabinet with the original signed copy
of the constitution where it has since been
kept under lock and seal, and is no longer
snown to anyone except by personal direction
of the .secretary of state.
I have been reading H. G. WpIU'
called "The Undying Fire," which is a discussion
in dialogue form of the fundamentals of the
universe, of life, of death, of religion in the
light of new values fixed by the war. There
is much in it that is sucrsrestive. much that will
evoke dissent and protest, no very definite con-
ci.isions. What strikes me as the best in the
book from a literary standpoint is the satire he
pours-over the faddists who communicate with
the spirit world. If the vernacular may be
pardoned, "he doesn't do a thing to them." The
thrusts are so keen and pointed that I want to
quote these few oassaees which he nlares in thp
mouth of a self-important and generally blatant
war profiteer cast in the role of school trustee
"I have been greatly impressed by the
writings of two thoroughly scientific men,
Er. Conan Doyle and Sir Oliver Lodge. Ever
since she lost her younger sister early in life
Lady Burrows has followed up this interest.
It has been a great consolation to her. And
the point is, as Sir Oliver insists in that won
derful book, 'Raymond,' that continued exist-
ence in another world is as proven now as the
atomic theory in chemistry. It is not a mat
ter of faith, but knowledge. The partition is
breached at last. We are in communication.
News is coming through. Scientific certainty."
"We have already evidences and descrip
tions of the life into which we shall pass. Re
member, this is no idle talk, no deception by
Sludges and the like; it is a great English
scientific man who publishes these records; it
is a great French philosopher, no less a man
than that wonderful thinker and how he
thinks! Professor Bergson, who counselled
their publication. A glory of science and a
glory of philosophy combine to reassure us.
We walk at last upon a path of fact into that
further world. We know already much. We
know, for example, that those who have passed
over to that higher plane have bodies still.
That I found comforting. Without that
one would feel bleak. But, the messages say,
the internal organs are constituted differently.
Naturally. As one would have expected. The
dietary is, I gather, practically non-existent.
Needless. As the outline is the same the
space is, I presume, used for other purposes.
Some sort of astral storage. They do not
bleed. An interesting fact. Lady Burrows'
sister is now practically bloodless. And her
teeth she had lost several, she suffered
greatly with her teeth her teeth have all
been replaced a beautiful set. Used 'now
only for articulate speech."
"We know now details of the passage, we
have some particulars. We know, for in
stance, that people blown to pieces take some
little time to reconstitute. There is a corre
lation between this corruptible body and the
spirit body that replaces it. There is a sort
of spirit doctor over there, very helpful in
such cases. And burnt bodies, too, are a
trouble. The sexes are still distinct, but all
the coarseness of sex is gone. The passions
fade in 'that better world. Every passion.
Even the habit of smoking and the craving
for alcohol fade. Not at first. The newly
dead will sometimes ask for a cigar. They
are given cigars, higher-plane cigars, and they
do not ask for more. There are no children
born there. Nothing of that sort. That, it is
very important to understand. Here is the
place of birth; this is where lives begin. This
coarse little planet is the seed-bed of life.
When it has served its purpose and populated
those higher planes, then indeed it may
freeze, as you say. A mere empty hull. A
seed-case that has served its purpose, matter
ing nothing. These are the thoughts, the
comforting and beautiful thoughts, that re
ceive the endorsement of our highest scien
tific and philosophical intelligences."
Of course Wells is no scientist nor philoso
pher he is only a writer of fantastic fiction, but
fie sometimes hits the target just the sarrle.
Home Health Hints
Reliable advice given In this
column on prevention and
cure of disease. Put your ques
tion in plain language. Your
name will not be printed.
Ask The Bee to Help You.
On Taking a Vacation.
The conventional vacation period
is here, conventional because of the
heat, and because In most occupa
tions it la the time of least stress and
therefore, following , supposedly a
strenuous winter, is the logical term
for relaxation. Everyone is justified
in claiming a rest or vacation, men,
women and children. It moots little
what their occupation is, or whether
they have one or not; they need a
rest from their customary duties to
save tnem irom .growing stale, or
suffering from boredom, which may
be the same thing. But when one
reflects on the kind of vacation many
persons take it almost seems they
totally fall in the object aimed at.
Is it because most of us act impul
sively" without reflecting as to our
particular needs? I think we do,
with the result that too many vaca
tions are failures from every stand
point. We are too prone to assume
that a vacation simply consists In
going away somewhere when the
time is propitious without regard to
place, diversions, comforts, tempera
ture or cost: all very important con
siderations If you are to have a suc
cessful vacation in the true interpre
tation of the word.
In the hope that by directing at
tention to a few of the considerations
that should be taken into account In
planning a vacation I would like to
offer the following suggestions:
Plan for a vacation at least a
month or two in advance, and decide
definitely on the place and kind of
vacation you are going to have. An
ticipation is a great pleasure in Itself.
Above all don't change your mind
when you decide what you are going
to like, or be Influenced by the plans
of others to consider their plans. If
they have not planned let them fall
in with yours; too many vacations
have ended in disaster through eleventh-hour
Consider well the cost. A true
vacation should not involve monetary
worries, it you cannot leave the
city for lack of adequate funds, nlan 1
. - - i iiiuiif v nitiv.u la uoi-u iv v-uMi
a vacation at home. It can be done talize buBnesg enterprises of va-
Dclcgatea to Constitutional Conven
tion. Omaha, June 27. To the Editor
of The Bee: Within the next two
months candidates for delegates to
the constitutional convention must
be chosen, and yet I hear no discus
sion of the matter either as to the
nomination of suitable candidates or
the proposed amendments to the
is Omaha asleep? Is there no one
In the chief city of the state paying
a large fraction of the taxes for
maintaining state government who is
awake to the fact that interested par
ties outside of Omaha are making a
still hunt to capture the constitu
Is it possible that Omaha has
reached the extremity of being fore
closed from taking pronounced ac
tion in this matter for fear of being
accused of doing the bidding of the
Are there not property interests In
Omaha apart from corporate proper
ties? Are the railroads, which pay about
one-third of the taxes for maintain
ing state government, to be prevent
ed from having any representation
In the constitutional convention?
Is the whole situation to be aban
doned to the farmers who, as a mat
ter of fact, pay less than one-fhlrd
of the expenses of running the state
How about the townspeople from
one end of the state to the other?
Have they no real Interest to sub
serve in proposed amendments to the
constitution? Why are they sleeping
at the switch?
The only organized effort to get
Control of the constitutional conven
tion is that now sailing under the
flag of the nonpartisan league, an
organization of farmers whose lead
ers in North Dakota revolutionized
the government of that state and
ordained state socialism therein.
Do our people know what state
socialism means? The definition in
North Dakota is that the prop
erty of the people is taxed to raise
money whicn is used to capi
If the approaching convention to revise the
Nebraska state constitution produces a closer
reading of that document, a lot of thines will
be found there that were unsuspected or for
gotten. For example, the governor is supposed
to transmit to the legislature at each regular
session the reports of the different executive
departments and state institutions "together
with the reports of the judges of the supreme
court of defects in the constitution and laws."
If any such reports were ever made, it must
have been in the early days, because none have
come to light in recent years and the judges of
the supreme court are supposed to be thrTspe
cial guardians of the constitution and the par
ticular sticklers for its enforcement.
Again we will find the apparent contradic
tion of one section recently added as an amend
ment declaring that the manufacture and sale
of intoxicating liquor "are forever prohibited in
this state" and by another hold-over section,
that "drunkenness shall be a cause for impeach
ment and removal from office," presumably of
officers who take a sacred oath to observe and
uphold the constitution.
In still another place, the legislature' is ex
pressly prohibited from ever alienating the salt
springs belonging to the state as if they were
inestimably valuable when, in all probability,
the state would have difficulty in finding some
one to take these salt marshes las a gift
very successfully if thought out In
advance. Merely remaining at home
away from customary duties is a
great change in Itself for those en
gaged in business. For the house
wife a visit to a friend's house in
exchange for a similar courtesy for
a given period with an understanding
that household cares for the visitor
are not expected, would give many
woman a change that she sorely
needs. Or the family can plan fish
ing excursions, visits to the parks.
anything that is different from the
usual daily humdrum.. Or let mother
plan to be an indifferent house
keeper for the period of her hus
band's vacation, and devote herself
entirely to the holiday spirit. Let
husband do wife's work, and wife
make diversions her business. It is
a good time for husband and wife to
get acquainted all over again; to
give mother a chance to be attrac
tive anew to father. There are won
derful possibilities, fellow citizens, in
this kind of vacaton!
If a trip is a possibility, it should
be a real change and rest. There
should be no worries. By rest I do
not suggest Idleness or inactivity, but
the doing of things (or not doing)
that are a real pleasure and there
fore a rest. And here is the place
to suggest a plan of action that cer
tainly appeals to many, but which
few have the courage to carry out.
It is quite human, and therefore not
the exception, to grow impatient
with our surroundings; with work,
fellow workers, wife, husband, chil
dren, parents. Under such circum
stances it is best to be quite frank
about it, and to take your vacation
"klone. Continuous association begets
monotony and a garbled perspective.
A week or more alone will restore
your perspective, and produce a
proper appreciation of those from
whom you are separated. I doubt
not that innumerable unhappy fami
lies would find in this plan of action
their happiness. The desire to be
alone at times does not indicate lack
of affection, but most often a sur
feit of It A short separation soon
recharges the batteries of the heart
And then what a longing to be back
in harness again! and to see the men
at the shop, the wife, the children,
and friends. Finally, wherever you
go, or whatever you plan to do on
your vacation, make up your mind
that you are going to get just the
benefit out of it that you anticipate.
Go and do In a holiday spirit. No
matter how differently things turn
out than you Imagined, make use of
them as they are to your benefit. All
cannot be just as we imagine, or as
wa would have them. You are away
for a rest and a good time: have it.
For it is inevitable after all that we
only get out of things and life what
we put into them. In other words,
we enjoy according to our capacity
to wish to enjoy.
The United States census bureau's
preliminary report for 1917 shows
that in the birth registration .area of
the United States 1,353,792 infants
were born alive in 1917, representing
a birth rate of 24.6 per thousand of
population. The total number of
deathsln the same area was 776,222,
or 14.1 per thousand. The births ex
ceeded the deaths by 74.4 per cent.
For every state in, the registration
area; for practically all the cities and
for nearly all the counties, the births
exceeded the deaths, in "most cases
by considerable proportions. The
mortality rate for infants under 1
year of age averaged 93.8 per thou
sand living births. The birth rate
for the entire birth registration area
fell below that for 1916 by two
tenths of one per thousand popula
tion, but the death rate was less by
six-tenths of one per thousand than
in 1916. Thus the excess of the birth
rate over the death rate for 1917,
which amounted to 10.5 per thou
sand, was somewhat greater than the !
corresponding excess for 1916, 10.1
per thousand, although it fell slight
ly below that for 1915, 10.9 per thou
sand. If the birth and death rate
pre I ailing in any one of these three
years were to remain unchanged, anc
if no migration were to take plac
to or from the area to-which the;
relate, its population would increat;:
at the rate of slightly more than 1
per cent per annum, or a little mor
than 10 per cent in a decade. Th!
would, be about half the rate, 21 pe,
ce. t, by which the entire populatio.
of the United States increased be
tween 1900 and 1910.
rious description which are run
by agents -of the state, who,
of course, are active politicians re
warded for partisan service. How
long will the public money thus used
hold out, or In other words, how soon
will it be squandered?
Meantime the state stores and
other business enterprises run on
public money are crowding out the
private business concerns and espe
cially the banks, for North Dakota
is starting a state bank for handling
all public funds. '
State socialism in North Dakota
has introduced the single tax into
the revenue system which places the
burden of taxation upon the land.
This Is already pinching the farmers
of that state, and they are beginning
to squirm. Do the farmers of Ne
braska intfnd to rush headlong Into
this visionary scheme of the Single
Do the newspaper publishers of
Nebraska know that the nonpartisan
league bunch of North Dakota
passed a law to subsidize a newspa
per in each county with public
money, and put it in competition
with the papers owned by private en
terprise? If they don't know It,
they'll awake with a start some dark
morning in Nebraska when they find
that our state constitution has been
amended to admit of the same brand
of state socialism.
Let me venture the opinion that
this still hunt of the socialists to
capture the government of Nebraska
cannot be checkmated by a gumshoe
campaign. Have the property mter
sts of the state no right to a voice In
the matter whatever? Are they ut
terly defenseless, and must they take
what is handed out to them?
JAMES B. HAYNES.
The Day We Celebrate.
Maj. Gen. Goorge W. Qoethals, U.
S. A., famous as the chief engineer
In the building of the Panama ca
nal, born in Brooklyn, N. Y., 61 years
William K. Borah, senior United
States senator from Idaho, born at
Fairfield. 1.11., 54 years ago.
Dr. Ch.irles Daniel Tenney, a dis
tinguished veteran of the American
diplomatic service In China, born in
Boston t2 years ago.
George W. Atkinson, former gov
ernor of West Virginia, born at
Charleston, W. Va., 74 years ago.
George W. Stevens, for many
years executive "head of the Chesa
peake &. Ohio railway, born at Uti
ca. O., 68 years ago.
Harry H. Frazee, theatrical man
ager and base ball magnate, born at
Peoria, ill., 39 years ago.
Thirty Years Ago in" Omaha.
Frank (. Carpenter, special cor
respondent of The Bee, contributed
a letter from Bombay, India.
Announcement was made of the
marriage of W. D. Pruyn of Omaha
to Miss Lucy A. Chinn, a reigning
belle of St. Paul.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Cushing left for
New York to attend the commence
ment exercises at Fordham college,
where they will meet their son, Tom.
WVilla Taut, Bra. nf rnnr. sub
ject to the ordinary ailments of life,
they can boast or an average longer
Ufa thin nnv nthnr race. Thev hav' ,
always enjoyed remarkable Immun- i
ity from tuberculosis, cnoiera anu
typhus. In the 14th century, when
tVio hlaclr rtenth was raclncr throueh- !
out Europe, tne jews were exempi
from the plague.
I have, the while I bide on earth,
More than my moiety of mirth.
I am the blithe participant
with bird and bee and newt and ant
In all the vital Joy there ta
In llfe'a austere perplexities.
Upon the road to happiness
I am companion to the cri's
And on lti prlsmy path afar
I am the comrade of the atar.
I share the lyric harmony
Of tides of air and tides of sea.
And taste the bounty that exudt-s
From out the kindly heart of woods.
I sense the exultation In
The aoul that grips and throttles Sin;
And, greatest boon to think upon,
I have been blessed with love of one!
When comes the hour, as come It must.
And I shall mingle with the dust,
It is my faifh,- It Is my hope.
That I shall reRch some larger scope.
And fairer guerdeons there will be
Beyond, in Clod's eternity.
Clinton Scollard in the New York Sun.
IN THE BEST OF HUMOR.
"That man started In Ufa on fifty dol
lar! he borrowed."
"And mad a fortune, eh?"
"No, it ruined him. He found getting
that so easy that he's been living on bor
rowed money ever since." Louisville Courier-Journal.
Soph How many subjects are you carry
ing? Fresh I'm carrying one and drngclng
three. Penn State Froth.
She I dress to match my complexion.
He Hand-painted gowns are rlBht ex
pensive, aren't theyT Nebraska Awgwau,
Wllklns I suppos you enjoyed your trip
to the country ?
nilklns Well, yes, except that tho ram.
qultnes mistook me for a boarding house.
Pauba (Pointing t hts pltcure, "a du i
key") Wl.'at do you think of It, any
Lady Krlend Lovely! And you have put
so much of yourself Into It. too'. Answers
"He says the world owes him a living."
That mav be all right, but what I ob
ject to Is the fact that he Is trying to col
lect It from his friends." Detroit Vrtt
WHY IT INCREASES
Hair growth la atlmulafrd and
Its freajaent rcanaval la Baccaaary
wheal anerrlx reaaoVed frarn th
anrfaee ot the akin. The aly logU
eal aad practical way ta rekaoTe
hair la to attack It nader the akla.
DeMlracle, the erlgrtnal aaaltsnry
liquid, doea thla by aaerat1oau
Only grcetclae DeMlracle has a
money-back gmwaate ta each
packasre. At toilet eoaatera ta SOe,
SI and S3 alaea, or by naall fro am aa
in plata wrapper oa receipt of price.
FR EB5 book mailed la plata sealed
envelope on request. DeMlrael.
13Sth St and Park Atom New York
This institution is the only one
in the central west with separate
buildings situated in their own
grounds, yet entirely distinct,
and rendering it possible to classify
cases. The one building bing fit
ted for' and devoted to the treat
ment of non-contagious and non
mental diseases, no others being ad
mitted; the other RestNCottage be
ing designed for and devoted to the
exclusive treatment of select mental
cases requiring for a time watch
ful care and special nursing. Adv.
Population of Madagascar.
The population of Madagascar on
December 31, 1917, was officially
estimated at 3,227,470, of which 3,
200,841 were natives, 16,422 Euro
peans or assimilated, 6,434 Asiatics
and Africans and 3,773 of other
nationalities. There were 2,000,000
men and women capable of per
forming manual labor, and 1,956,
000 of these are reported to have
been employed in agricultural pursuits.
While On Vacation
Keep in Touch with home and office
offers this service for $50.00 (With
traveling cast). Weighs 6 pounds.
CORONA TYPEWRITER AGENCY,
1905 Farnam St. Phone Doug. 4121.
To maintain tfi arch of th sourtaW
boatd PERMANENTLY tkat was tW
obft&cU which, piano makers could not
The patient genius or one mim
solved the problem in the Imsion
Et?5onator of the Mason f Hamlin.
This wonderful device gives a
tone of imperishable beauty to th
Mason & Hamlin the world s
finest piano bar none
Msk ut tv M
Representatives for Kranich & Bach,
Vose & Sons, Bush & Lane, Brambach,
Kimball, Cable-Nelson Pianos and
Apollo and Gulbransen players.
All Our Prices Are Cash Prices Terms if Desired.
Liberty Bonds at Par.
1513 Douglas Street.
The funeral ef today should be
one of dignified simplicity. The
modern age tends not toward a dis
play of show, but a quiet wealth of
details that are not costly. Such
a funeral we plan and carry out.
N. P. SWANSON
Funeral Parlor (Etabliihed 1888)
17th and Cuming Sts. Doug-las 1060
V0UNG MEN and
The First National
On the books of the First National
Bank are the names of firms and indi
viduals who have been there for more than
half a century. Today, these firms and in
dividuals recommend the First National
Bank because they believe the close per
sonal attention given their financial affairs
has greatly aided them in becoming impor
tant factors in the business world.
. As we have been helpful to business men
of long standing, so our greatest desire is
to assist the younger business men to grow
along conservative, constructive and per
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