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You should know that
Omaha's bank clearings increased
more last year than those of any
other financial center.
How does the "new world" look to you now?
Twenty-five dollars for a pair of shoes means
a lot of business for the cobbler.
China can stand up straight, even if it can
not enforce its demands for justice.
Now is the time for all good men to get
down to brass tacks and do business.
The president has no word of cheer for the
brewers, but the bootlegger smiles aloud.
Carranza, Villa and their like may take no
tice now that Uncle Sam is free to attend to
The, little French girl who married eight
Yankee soldiers in turn is not to be accused
of lack of enterprise.
Texas gets into line for the woman suf
, frage amendment, thus disappointing the hope
of Louisiana's governor.
Note the sunset tomorrow night. You will
never again see Old Sol going to rest at one
minute of 9 o'clock if you stay in Omaha.
One of the first fruits of the republican
congress is the saving of $1,400,000,000 the
democrats had planned to spend unnecessarily.
Washington took the news calmly enough,
ai did the whole country. The actual fact had
been well discounted by the American people.
Nebraska still holds supremacy in number
of automobiles in proportion to population, and
Omaha is very near the front rank in the matter
of reckless taxicab drivers.
Claude Kitchin says the democrats had pre
pared all the great supply bills. So they had,
IWfjiatte "republican s had to revise them first
and then' enact them into law.
"Germany's bad faith exasperates Wilson,"
says, a headline. And many other Americans
as well. Heinie must learn better manners be
fore he is permitted to eat at the first table.
Edison says the square deal must be carried
into all the walks of life, but especially into the
relations between capital and labor. This sen
timent will be endorsed by all, and practiced by
Woodrow Wilson is about to revisit the
Tnited States. He will get a cordial welcome
may find many changes since last he was
Xfftgst us. Notably in the complexion ot
maha is one of the healthiest communities
Jhe United States, if -official figures are de-
Jable. And every resident knows that life
is one continuous round of health, hustle
'ovision is made by trie senate for the con-
inni'tion of the federal employment service,
it is hoped the house will concur. This is
war activity that ought to be carried over
The dean of Nebraska's law college finds
self resigning under request from counsel
for the church organizations that are fighting the
new language law. He might have recognized
the impropriety of his position, if he had given
the matter a moment's thought, and not have
subjected himself to the necessity for action
by the regents. It is not at all edifying to find
the head of a university department opposing
in court a measure deemed necessary for pro
tection of the public schools.
'About clothes high-art clothes, if you
please clothes that have the distinguished look
to them it doesn't seem to be so much a mat
ter of textiles as of touched-up imagination or
of psychic call. As, in illustration, the woman
editor of the fashion department of a Paris
ncwapcr in a icwcut isauc oaya mat a urcss-
maker recently showed her a little gown of
"toile de jute," the finished price of which was
i And "toile de jute" is that very .familiar tex
- tile which is known in America as burlap. It
is the goods out of which fertilizer bags, coffee
sacks and various other ready-to-use bagging is
liluc at la tiic vucacai icaiiic vii nit iiiainci.
but a Paris gown made of this textile is priced
at $140 and, doubtless worth the money. We
may take it for granted that a rare and highly
trained artistic laienr. nas accompusnea won
. ders with that five yards of burlap the gown
doubtless has the psychic call the call that
will ring down the $140 with everybody pleased
over the transaction.
: There "is a vagrant proverb, cynical and not
i in good repute which declares that "there is
1 nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes
,t so. When it comes to the virtues and the
rices we are not willing to stand for this theory
that thinking is all there is to it as to whether
a thing is good or bad. But when it comes to
clothes the fashion of clothes well, just look
overlthe clothes ideas that have had their time.
theiri run, and draw a conclusion. Baltimore
PEACE TREATY AND THE SENATE.
The next chapter in the peace proceedings,
so far as the United States is concerned, is the
ratification of the treaty by the senate. Sup
porters of the president profess to believe that
the necessary votes are in sight, and that the
treaty, including the League of Nations cove
nant, will get full endorsement when the test
Efforts of the democrats to make it a parti
san affair are so ill-timed and persistent as to
arouse justifiable resentment, and have had
some effect in prolonging the opposition. This
began with the president, who has studiously
ignored the senate in all stages of the nego
tiation. He ostentatiously selected such coun
sellors and associates in the great undertaking
as would leave the decision wholly in his con
trol. At no time has he consulted with the
senate, a co-ordinate branch of the government
and without whose consent the treaty cannot
become operative. In this he has equally dis
regarded the constitutional provision for treaty
Mr. Wilson's course is defended by recourse
to tradition, which has it that all treaties have
been formulated by the State department with
the co-operation of the executive, and then sent
to the senate for consideration. The record
does not disclose, however, a case wherein the
president of the United States has refused to
consult or advise with the senate or even to
permit it know officially the tenor of the con
vention about to be concluded prior to its
formal submission for ratification.
If there be hostility to the treaty in the
senate, not a little of the cause will be found
in the course pursued by the president, and
which has been aggravated by the conduct of
his supporters. The effort to make the war
a personal triumph for Mr. Wilson found its
answer at the polls last November. The people
realize that all patriotism does not reside in a
single political party.
North Dakota's Experiment.
Voters of North Dakota have decided to
venture on the experiment of class government.
It is not boleshevism, exactly, for it does not
look to the abolition of capital as such. On
the contrary, it plainly intends to give one class
of capital decided advantage over another. If
the capital is represented by investment in farm
lands, 6r is employed in carrying on agricultural
industry, it takes precedence over any other
form. Private ventures in banking, publishing,
merchandising, and other gainful or productive
occupations are made secondary to farming.
This is brought about by the establishment of
state-owned banks, newspapers, mercantile in
stitutions and the like, which are to be con
ducted under the state government, it being en
tirely dominated by the Nonpartisan League,
composed of those who are interested directly in
agriculture. Such of the wage earners engaged
in other pursuits as have joined the move are
those who fatuously expect to gain something
through the establishment of class control.
Elimination of private enterprise in all but the
dominating industry of the state may bring
much benefit to the farmer, but it is not likely
to be especially helpful to the rest of the com
munity, now in the minority. No new principle
is involved in the proceeding. It is of interest
chiefly because of the scope on which it has
been projected. Common sense and the ex
perience of the human race warrant prediction
of its failure, and the farmers of North Dakota
will fay the bill in the end.
What About Post-War Prices?
How will peace affect the cost of living?
The public, straining to meet the war require
ments, has looked with eagerness to the proc
lamation of peace in hope that with it would
come some letup in high prices. Instead an
nouncements are coming from all sides of ad
vance. Food, clothing, house rent, fuel, all that
enters into the home budget, show steadily
mounting cost to the consumer.
Economists are not agreed as to the reason
for this, but one admitted cause is the psycho
logical aspect of the situation. The desire to
maintain war-time ratio of profits is not easily
overcome, and the spirit of profiteering, encour
aged by public willingness to purchase, no mat
ter what price is asked, finds expression in de
mands that are more and more extortionate.
This is discouraging for the people, who long
Such part of the added cost as rests on a
world's shortage has fact for its foundation,
but does not take into consideration the more
important element of the world's ability to pay.
Governments are no longer in the market, buy
ing huge quantities of supplies, to be de
stroyed in war. Sales must be to individuals,
who will purchase only as necessity forces
them. Some who are yet enjoying the fictitious
prosperity engendered by the war may indulge
in the extravagance of shoes at $25 per pair
and ready-made clothing at $75 a suit, but not
many can afford these things.
Governmental restraint on commerce and
industry alike is soon to be removed. Just
what will follow when supply and demand again
operate to determine prices may only be judged
by the certain conclusion that demand at least
will be affected as much by ability to pay as by
need of the purchaser. It is also certain that a
lower rate of profit must be accepted before
general business again comes into full health.
Between Crozier and Baker.
General Crozier very deftly passes the buck
to Secretary Baker in his testimony before the
house committee, regarding the country's un
preparedness for war. He has told nothing
new, kowever. It was well known then, and
had been for some time, that the War depart
ment was not ready to arm a force of any
considerable size forservice in the field. The
assembly of the troops on the Mexican border
in 1916, in spite of the congratulatory messages
exchanged between high officials, railroad men
and others, was a sorry exhibition of our mili
tary unreadiness. Such part of this as may be
ascribed to the pacifism of the secretary of war,
then openly avowed, may exculpate the then
head of the Ordnance department just to the
extent that he was restrained by his superior in
the formulation of plans. But the publii can
not forget the Lewis machine gun scandal, nor
the vexatious delays that occurred in perfecting
the Browning weapon. Neither is it possible
to overlook many other inexplicable happen
ings that held us back after we had actually en
tered the war, and which may be traced straight
to the bureau of which General Crozier was the
head. Enough of blame may be found to give
all of the bureaucrats as well as the secre
tary of war a full portion
The "Life Less Dear' 1 in Paris
Alfred H. Gurney, in the Providence Journal
Paris Over here they are calling it La Vie
Chere. Over home I suppose that you still
speak of it as the High Cost of Living.
But now it is becoming La Vie Moins Chere,
literally "the life less dear." The big food
offensive is on. Gen. Jean Herman Middleman
and his cohorts are falling back from the line
of high prices in which they have been firmly
intrenched since the beginning of last fall.
Thus far thir retreat has been orderly.
There is no real rout in sight. But steady pres
sure continues all along the line and the retire
ment of the enemy is as positive as the retire
ment of the Germans at Chateau Thierry last
Economical Paris is breathing easier. House"
wives are more cheerful than they have been
in many months.
The Vilgrani baraque is the secret. M. Vil
grain is the Foch of the food offensive. One of
the secretaries in the ministry of food supply,
he gets most of the credit for promoting the
attack whereby the middlemen and the ra
pacious retailers are returning stubbornly but
surely to the old prewar price line.
I say most of the credit advisedly. There
has been a pretty little argument as to whether
M. Vilgrain or M. Clemenceau is the man be
hind the offensive. The newspapers have taken
The Vilgrain baraque is nothing more than a
military hut turned into a temporary store,
where staple articles are sold at cost, plus
transportation charges. It is the hope of do
mestic Paris and the growing despair of the
middleman and the small storekeeper who be
lieves in big profits only.
There are at present 83 baraques open
throughout the city. The number is multiply
And as fast as one goes up in a neighbor
hood the retail prices in the vicinity begin to
come down. Some retailers are even undercut
ting the baraque scale.
M. Vilgrain himself counts on a cut of 40
per cent in the cost of necessities within a few
For months Paris prices have been a public
scandal. They have occupied as much space
in the newspapers as the peace conference.
Next to the question of how much Germany
ought to pay for the war they have been the
leading topic of conversation.
The French ministry of food supply began
looking into them about armistice time. It
found, as everybody knew, that prices were all
out of proportion to what they should be.
They found that butter, for example, was
selling at retail for as high as $1.80 a pound.
The cheapest butter was $1.40 a pound. The
wholesale price was between 50 cents and 70
cents a pound, or less than half the retail price.
Fresh meats were bringing from 72 cents to
$1.44 the pound. In the municipal markets
frozen beef or "frigo," as they call it, could be
had at 35 cents.
Fresli vegetables also received attention.
Figures showed that the humble cabbage and
the more noble cauliflower had grown nine
times as dear as they were before the war.
Celery root, a favorite with the French, had
jumped nearly 20 times. New potatoes, the size
of horse chestnuts, have been as high as 25
cents a pound. They are now down to 15 cents
and hard to get.
For what retailers were charging for them,
staple articles like beans, rice, macaroni, prunes,
condensed milk and dried fruits might as well
have been made of gold. Think of paying from
60 cents to 75 cents a pound for the much
abused prune! Rice costs between 25 cents and
30 cents a pound; beans 32 cents to 36 cents,
lentils, 30 cents; dried fruits, 36 cents to 45
cents. The cheapest condensed milk was re
tailed at 54 cents the tin. Macaroni varied from
25 cents to 45 cents a pound.
M. Vilgrain began his first attack on the
food exploiters in Marseilles. Joining with the
city authorities, he put up 27 of his now fa
mous huts and stocked them with supplies
bought in New York and London through inter-allied
purchasing boards. Special trains
were provided to carry the goods to Marseilles.
All prices were fixed in accord with actual
first cost and the cost of transportation.
Success was immediate. Tre low prices of
the controlled foodstuffs had a lowering effect
on the price of uncontrolled provisions. Dealers
in the neighborhood of the baraques and of the
stores co-operating with the food ministry soon
found that they must try honestly to meet the
competition or shut up shop.
There was no attempt, mind you, to drive
anybody out of business. The government is
simply bringing the rapacious ones to their
senses. And at the same time it is putting all
classes in a more agreeable frame of mind.
The hours of sale are from 9 o'clock to 5
o'clock every day. At each baraque is a sol
dier who lines up the buyers and sees that too
many of them do not crowd inside at once.
Near the entrance is posted a list of the things
on sale for that day and their cost.
You look at the list as you enter, decide on
the articles you wan and make your purchases.
At the far end of the baraque is the cashier.
You pay, and another soldier ushers you on
your way out.
Half a dozen good looking girl clerks wait
on you. They have the stocks neatly arranged
in sections on a long, low counter. Their re
serves are placed on shelves within easy reach.
You note at once the cleanliness and the order
liness of the interior.
Prices? Astoundingly low, they are. Take
the articles as I read them in the baraque near
the Madeline the other morning. Rice headed
the list at 11 cents a pound instead of the 25
cents charged elsewhere. Green peas were 21
cents a can. Beans brought 13 cents a pound
and condensed milk about 27 cents a can.
Olive oil, which has been very high, could
be had at 92 cents a' litre a little less than our
The "life less dear" in Paris has been a long
time coming. But it is slowly and surely ar
riving. The Vilgrain baraque are proving their
worth. Their low prices are both attractive to
the thrifty and a warning to the middlemen and
the retailers, who have made the cost of living
such a burden in the last year, and especially in
the last seven months.
The Day We Celebrate.
Frank H. Myers, real estate and mortgage
broker, born 1861.
William C. Ramsey, attorney-at-law, born
William H. Berry, physician, born 1862.
Viscount Esher, for many years a prominent
figure in English public life, born in London,
67 years ago.
Rt. Rev. Charles Sumner Burch. Episcopal
suffrage bishop of New York City, born at
Pinckney, Mich., 64 years ago.
Halvor Steenerson, representative in con
gress of the Ninth Minnesota district, born in
Dane county, Wisconsin, 67 years ago.
Roy L. McCardell, noted New York journal
ist and author, born at Hagerstown, Md., 49
Brig.-Gen. Alfred Mordecai, U. S. A., re
tired, born in Philadelphia, 79 years ago.
Thirty Years Ago in Omaha.
The new synagogue on Capitol avenue near
Twelfth, built by the Russian Relief society,
was dedicated. Services were conducted by
Fred W. Gray is operating a planning mill
on the river bank, between Farnam and Har
ney. He expects to exceed $100,000 worth of
business in six months.
Mrs. W. M. Bushman is advertising for a
The cigarmakers enjoyed a picnic at the
Waterloo grounds, about 200 persons attending.
People You Ask About
Information About Folks in
the Public Eye Will Be Given
in This Column in Answer
to Readers' Questions. Your
Name Will Not Be Printed.
Let The Bee Tell You.
The N. E. A.
School teacher: As you doubtless
know, Milwaukee is the place of
meeting for the National Education
association this year, and June 30 to
July 5 are the dates. You ask about
"Patrons' Day." So far as we know,
this is a day when the local people
enjoy conferences and association
with the visiting educators. The
general topic to be considered this
year on that day is that of co-operation
with education by the lay pub
lic. Last year at Pittsburgh the
conference dealt with war activities
in- the schools. The question of
teachers' salaries and a discussion
of the Towner bill providing for a
department of education with a rep
resentative in the president's cabi
net, and carrying an appropriation
will receive attention.
DAILY DOT PUZZLE
"THE QUEST OF JOYOUSNESS."
Interested: Dorothy Phillips Is
married to Allan Holubar. They have
one child, a son.
Grateful: Can you tell me the
names of some of Victor Herbert's
compositions? Is he still living?
Victor Herbert is living, being
now 60 years old. His comic opera
compositions (for which he is best
known) Include "Mile. Modiste,"
"The Tattoed Man," "The Sing
ing Girl," "The Fortune Teller,"
"The Idol's Eye," "The Wizard
of the Nile," "Cyrano de Ber
gerao," "The Serenade," "Babes in
Toyland," "It Happened in Nord
land," "Algeria," "The Prima
Donna," "Little Nemo," "The Magic
Knight," "Dolly Dollars," "The Red
Mill," and Princess Pat." In these
and other of Mr. Herbert's composi
tions a number of well known play
ers achieved their greatest successes,
the list including Alice Neilsen,
Frank Daniels, Lew Fields and
Montgomery and Stone.
But it is only fair to Mr. Herbert
to say that versatility is his domi
nant characteristic. He has written
serious music, as well as comic op
era, and is a virtuoso of the highest
type. In his younger days he was
famed as a symphony conductor and
later attained equal renown as a
bandmaster. His symphonic poems
are included in the program of sym
phony orchestras all over the world
and his concertos ior the cello are
accepted as standards of musician
ship. He was at one time cello solo
ist for the Metropolitan opera house.
Rear Admiral William B. Caper
ton, who will be placed on the re
tired list today on account of age,
was until recently in command of
the Pacilic fleet of the United States
navy. Admiral Caperton is a native
of Tennessee and a graduate of the
Annapolis academy in the class of
1375. During his long career in the
navy he has seen service in Euro
pean and Asiatic waters and per
formed important professional duties
on land, such as supervision in the
geodetic survey, inspector of ord
nance, inspector of lighthouses, and
commander of the Newport naval
station. Upon attaining the rank of
rear admiral, in 1913, he was put in
charge of the Atlantic reserve fleet,
and in 1914, following the outbreak
of the war, he was assigned to a
special cruiser squadron that did
duty in Mexican and Haitian waters.
While on duty with the Pacific fleet,
after the United States enterd the
war, Admiral Caperton co-operated
with the British and French naval
forces in clearing the South Atlantic
of German raiders and in maintain,
ins a naval patrol of the east coast
of South America.
Omaha, June 28. To the Editor
of The Bee: I, too, noticed that
John L. Webster's name did not ap
pear in your list of eligible delegates
to the constitutional convention.
I note in today's Bee the letter
from "Lawyer," and heartily agree
with all his statements. In your for
mer editorial you mentioned that the
present constitution has so well
served the purpose, although the
growth of Nebraska in every respect
has been marvelous. The name of
John L. Webster stands on that doc
ument in the same place as does the
name of John Hancock on our im
mortal Declaration of Independence,
at the head. General Webster, in
1875, was recognized as an autSsrity
on constitutional law, and his fame
has broadened and spread ever since
then. Can we afford to leave such a
man out of the next convention?
Omaha would not only honor Gen
eral Webster and herself, but would
do an honor and credit to the state
by placing him at the head of its
delegation. The general is even bet
ter able now to serve the state than
he was then, and the next constitu
tion will last even longer than our
present one has. Nebraska needs
him there, he is entitled to the honor
above any other man in the state.
A. L. TIMBLIN.
Look Well to the Men.
Omaha, June 27. To the Editor
of The Bee: In the closing days of
the thirty-seventh'session of the leg
islature I gave a brief sketch of the
transactions of that never to be for
gotten session. There is some dis
satisfaction here in Omaha at the
I'll take a wumdi-r
THISOLU TREE UJHEfE IT
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(Periy and Billy, guldad by the fairies.
Hopeful Smiles and Cheer-up, set out to
catch Jopouaneaa.. Frowning Phil and
Wanttt Mjrway seek to o with them.)
The Dancing Play.
CUNKETY clank! Ding dong!
Puff-puft-puff!" went the toy
train through the tunnel. At first it
was very dark dark as one might
expect a chimney to be, but after a
while lights flashed into view, and
they ran into a station built like a
theater. The stage of the theater
was a bit of pretty woodland and on
it gayly dressed dancers were giving
a show. As Peggy and Billy watch
ed eagerly they found that the
dancing was telling a charming
story telling it without the use
of words, but with music helping to
make clear the meaning of every
The story was that of the birth of
Joyousness. The dancers were elfs,
fairies and spirits. They gathered
flowers from the turf, glints of sun
shine from the woods, sparkle from
the dew, melody from the songs of
birds, rainbow hues from a foun
tain spray, smiles from the lips of a
sleeping maiden, gurgles from a
baby, freshness from the passing
breeze and beauty from nature all
'round about them. These they
molded together, and when their
work was done they lireathed upon
it, and tip sprang Joyousness, liv
ing, vibrant, a creature of delight.
Joyousness Joined in the dancing
with happy-hearted zest and the
frolic became merry and gay. But
Joyousness had a mission. It was
not to stay alone with those who
had created her, but to go out into
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rolling off through the tunnel. And
"Blink!" out went the lights on the
stage, leaving Phil and Wantlt My
way in darkness. "Hey, wait for
us." howled Phil, after the train,
but it had already gathered full
Joyousness led the way through
the tunnel and out Into the sun
shine of a beautiful valley set amid
towering mountains. There her
frolic became a mad scamper, a
leaping across rushing streams, a
scrambling up steep rocks, a flitting
across the faces of dizzy precipices.
"We're after you!" cried Hopeful
Smiles. ''We're, after you!" laughed
Cheer-up. "We're after you!" echoed
Peggy and Billy happily. "We're
after you!" faintly halloed Frowning
Phil and Wantlt Myway from the
depths of the tunnel.
Joyousness turned and waved her
hand beckonlngly, then danced away
toward the mountain peaks. "Toot,
toot!" The train started to follow,
when Frowning Phil, with Wantlt
Myway hanging to his coat tails,
staggered out of the tunnel and
caught hold of the last car.
(Tomorrow will be told of tha trip op
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Sh a CA r
Now when you come to sixty-five.
You'll see the tallest beast alive.
Draw from one to two and eo on to the end.
"Aw. Shoot! I Want to Stay Here,"
and Phil Wrinkled His Face Into
Another Black Scowl.
world carrying comfort and cheer
fulness to others. So Joyousness
danced them all into the Jolliest of
Jolly moods and then waved a fond
farewell and flitted away through
"Puff, puff, puff!" came the sound
of a heavy exhaust. Peggy and
Billy looked back anxiously, fearing
that another train was going to run
into them. But it wasn't another
train. It was Frowning Phil pant
Inga long trying to catch them. Be
hind him was Wantit Myway.
"Gee, It's a show!" exclaimed
Phil when he beheld the dancers.
"All aboard to follow Joyousness,"
cried Hopeful Smiles, ringing the
"No! Walt! I want to see the
dancing," protested Phil.
"Joyousness is dancing ahead of
us and she is the star. Come quick
ly." "Toot! Toot!" went the engine.
"Aw, shoot! I want to stay
here." And Phil wrinkled his face
into another black scowl.
"Zowie! There, you've done it
again," exclaimed Wantit Myway,
rolling over on his head. And
promptly Phil kicked up his own
heels and stood upside down.
"Clankety clang!" went the train,
action or inaction of the legislature.
There is Just cause for such discon
tent. But who is really to blame?
Last November and December I
anticipated what was likely to hap
pen and I suggested to the people,
through the press; also I petitioned
the mayor and council to call a mass
meeting at the City Hall for the pur
pose of instructing their servants
who were to go to Lincoln. My sug
gestions were ignored. 'Try again is
a useful maxim." So I am going to
refer to another important subject
the state constitutional convention.
It behooves every citizen to be on
the alert and see that the constitu
tional convention will not be a du
plication of the last legislature.
We do not want a convention made
up of representatives of the special
interests or statesmen for untried
and impossible theories of govern
ment. We should have the best
brains of the state in the member
ship of that body.
The selection of delegates to the
state constitutional convention may
be of more importance to the people
of Nebraska than the proposed
league of nations.
Every man who submits his candi
dacy should give the voters a clear
understanding of what changes in
the fundamental law of the state he
proposes to champion. I am con
vinced that the house of representa
tives of 100 members is too unwieldy
for effective work and its member
ship ought to be reduced. The work
of putting together a workable and
up-to-date constitution should not be
entrusted to one-ideal men, but to
men who have a wide vision of the
IN THE BEST OF HUMOR.
"I see you advertise Ice cream aoda
surprise. What's the surprise?"
"It's the same price as always," an
swered the druggist. "Ain't that a sur
prise?" Kansas City Journal.
"Doctor," said the notorious tightwad,
"do you think you can Ret this tooth out
without causing a shock to my nervous
"I'm afraid not," replied the dentist,
dryly, "It will cost you a dollar." Birm
"Business Is Good.ThankYou"
LV. Nicholas Oil Company
ff rr ogress
a 50 increase in
1918, the greatest
gain Made by any large
city in the United' States.
Its factory output in
creased 33 its job
bing business despite
war conditions showed
considerable gains. Oma
ha is prosperous are
The way to have is to
save. If you would
progress with your city
and with the people
about you you must
save the money to em
brace opportunity when
it tomes your way.
A savings account will
provide the "opportu
nity fund." Start one
522 Keeling Building,
Ttltphtmt DcmgUu 3405
Main C Jfct,
McCormiat Bu Iding,
"QRIENT is the finest Frank--
lin County coal. I have
made many tests of it and it is
remarkably uniform in quality.
Ash and moisture content are
very low; the coal is mostly
fixed carbon and volatile mat
ter; it is very high in heating
value. It comes from a natur
ally clean seam, and is always
carefully prepared. It gives
YOU CAN BUY IT FROM YOUR DEALER. INSIST ON
GENUINE FRANKLIN COUNTY ORIENT.
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