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You should know that
The percentage of rural popula
tion in the United States is 53.7;
in the "Omaha Empire" it is 68.5.
And just think, we kicked at prices in 19101
Japan will yet have to "come clean" on
What more likely place to look for spirits
than in a graveyard?
The "Devil Dogs" had their day in Wash
ington, whether the Rainbow boys did or not.
Air mail for Omaha is promised to start
, next May. Almost as fast as some of the ex
If Colonel Welsh keeps on this course, he
will find himself cited for a "D. S. C." or
something like that.
Legislation will not create a grain of wheat
nor build a house to shelter a homeless family.
What is needed is work.
As yet the grocers are not showing any in
tention of meeting Uncle Sam's quotations of
food, even for "cash'n'carry."
Secretary Lansing's admissions to the sen
ate committee did not give much of either aid
or comfort to the Leagne of Nations.
Somebody ought to go carefully over the
president's luggage and find out how many
other gold bricks lie brought home.
. Andrew Carnegie's idea of dying a pauper
is realized by a lot of folks who never had the
fun of giving away hundreds of millions.
Omaha restauranteurs are also accused of
taking part in the raid on the pocketbook of
the man who has to eat. It is a great game,
and no one is barred.
Grand Chief Garretson imparts the aston
ishing news that the government's control of
the railroads has been a failure. This will in
terest Walker D. Hines and others.
Mayor Smith says he doesn't know if his
food inquest will go any farther, but ventures
the opinion that no more fruit will rot in cars.
If this is true, he has relieved a situation that
has endured for years.
The chairman of the Chamber of Commerce
bureau insists that prices are not being boosted
in Omaha, but he would better interview some
of the tenants who have recently received no
tices from landlords before he gets in too far
on his present theses.
Roumania persists in snubbing the allied
council at Paris, but may yet be brought to
realize the error of the way now being pur
sued. It is affording much the same sort of
example for a league of nations as did the
striking shop hands in favor of the Plumb plan.
A lot of Omaha people are pinning bouquets
on themselves because they did not foment
a revolution when the 7-cent fare went into ef
fect. In time they may design a medal to be
awarded. But when we think of some other
things Omaha has put up with patiently
and uncomplainingly, the boost in car fare
Penny Rules Today
This is the day of the penny. The insignifi
cant copper cent has taken the place of the al
mighty dollar in fiscal importance to the
War taxation has created a demand for
pennies that is unprecedented in the history
of domestic currency. To meet this enor
mously increased demand the United States
mint in Philadelphia is producing from 2.000,
000 to 3,000,000 1-cent pieces daily.
The necessity for coining more pennies
manifested itself as a result of the standard of
uneven prices that, because of war taxes, has
been established in the business, transportation
and almost every commercial phase of com
The increased demand for pennies is espe
cially noticed in cities because of the volume
of exchange of small currency in the usual
daily expenditures of the urbanite. Although
machines in the mint in this city are stamping
out coppers day and night, the mint is still
8,000,000 pennies behind orders.
Adam M. Joyce, superintendent of the mint
in Philadelphia, said that when the warftaxes
first came into effect the supply of pennies on
the market was surprisingly inadequate to the
new demand. It was first thought that per
haps some industrial enterprises might have
been melting 1-cent pieces down for copper,
that metal being very difficult to obtain at the
time. Government investigation, however, dis
closed that this was not the case, but that the
scarcity of pennies on the western coast had
drawn a large amount of copper coin to that
part of the country.
While figures are not available at the pres
ent time, the output of pennies minted in this
city since the war has been far greater than
any year since the establishment of th mint
in Philadelphna. Notwithstanding the in
creased local output, until Uncle Sam produces
a supply of coppers adequate to the present de
mand, an appreciable loss will be noticed in
the earnings ; ' baby's penny bank. Philadel
LODGE ON THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS.
Senator Lodge has outlined the cause for
objection he finds in the League of Nations
covenant as presented in the peace treaty. He
characterize it as a "deformed experiment
upon a noble purpose." Expressly does he
direct hi argument against Article X, em
phasizing criticism already elicited by con
sideration of this portion of the-covenant. That
it will produce rather than prevent war, and
will entangle the United States in the quarrels
of the world is his deliberate judgment.
Under Article XV he points out that the
United States will be restrained from following
its traditional policy in regard to the tariff,
and may even be deprived of "one of the very
highest attributes of sovereignty," that of say
ing what immigrants may come in and mingle
with our citizens. Nor is the Monroe doctrine
sufficiently safeguarded, while the provision for
withdrawal as it stands in effect provides for
perpetual membership in the league. On these
points the document must be amended before
it can obtain approval
These shortcomings have been pointed out by
others, but coming from the chairman of the
senate committee on foreign relations, they
will be given added weight. Mr. Lodge is not
lacking in patriotism, nor is he actuated by
partisanship alone, as the administration sup
porters would have the world believe. "We,
too, have our ideals," he says, "even
if we differ from those who have tried to es
tablish a monopoly in idealism. Our first ideal
is our country."
That the United States must be strong
enough to "resist a peril from the west as she
ha flung back the German menace from the
east." is the solemn warning conveyed in his
message. And only when the League of Na
tions is so organized that membership therein
will not impair the sovereignty or sap the
strength of the United States, will it serve the
purpose for which it is designed, or be safe for
"Our vast power has been built up and gath
ered together by ourselves alone," says Senator
Lodge, and Americans will listen to him. "We
are ready and anxious to help in all ways to
preserve the peace of the world. But we can
do it best by not crippling ourselves."
It is becoming certain that unless other na
tions are willing to enter a league that more
nearly meets the American conception of what
is safe and desirable for us, there is to be no
league of nations.
Japanese Duplicity vs. American Innocence.
Students of American statecraft will find oc
casion for both amusement and sorrow in the
revelations made by Secretary Lansing in his
statement to the senate committee on foreign
relations. If the spectacle presented by the
American commission at Paris were not so
humiliating, it would be comical. Our presi
dent wentlhere full of high purpose, all cocked
and primed to have his fourteen points written
into a chapter for humanity, and it now comes
out that he sat in a circle where the cards were
stacked against him from the beginning.
Secretary Lansing says he knew nothing
of the secret treaty between Japan, France and
England until February. At that time the con
ference had been in session almost three
months. Before going to Paris our secretary
of state had engaged in conversations with Vis
count Ishii on the question of China. The astute
Japanese diplomat, knowing the details of the
secret agreement, which had been concealed
from Americans, held his tongue while Mr.
Lansing explained the sort of arrangement
America would make with Japan, and must
have laughed inwardly in contemplation of the
surprise in store for the diplomats of the
The president, apparently unmindful of
"open covenants of peace, openly arrived at,"
declines to give the senate certain documents
because their publication might be against
public policy. Among these is the letter written
by Tasker H. Bliss, protesting against the
Shantung robbery. Other members of the
American commission joined in the protest, but
the president disregarded their advice and gave
his "O. K." to the deal. He has since told the
-country that he is fully satisfied with the
declaration of Japan that Shantung is to be
restored to China "eventually."
A great deal of explanation will be required
before the average American will join with the
president in his expression of confidence in
Japan. A better illustration of innocence en
countering duplicity could scarcely be asked
than is provided in this instance.
Value of a Steer's Hide.
A steer's hide on his back is worth from 6
to 18 cents a pound, according to the quality of
the meat that goes with it. When it gets to
the tanner, it has become worth 57 to 60 cents
a pound. In the meantime the meat has been
sold at from 28 to 35 cents a pound. No won
der the packers say there is not money in the
meat business, and that if it were not for the
by-products they could not live.
When the tanner gets through with the
hide, its price has gone up something around
$5 a pound, and by the time it has passed along
the line to the manufacturer and retailer, it
finally emerges in shape of a pair of shoes for
which $30 is to be asked, or at the rate of
something like $6 a pound for the leather con
The pound of iron ore that is made into
hair springs for watches and becomes of fabu
lous value has a notable rival in the hide of
the steer as it grows in cost while passing from
hand to hand on the way from its original to
its final wearer.
The volume of leather trade in the United
States for the year 1919, based on government
estimates for the first four months, will total
$876,346,272, on which amount the leather oper
ators propose to add an additional 20 per cent,
or $175,269,254. This latter figure may be set
down as the measure of profiteering, for the
original estimate contains the increased costs,
showing an advance of almost $50,000,000 a
month for the present year over the sales of
Here is a concrete case to which the gov
ernment can give attention. Millions of hides
and warehouses filled with leather are said to
exist in the country. Let the authorities hunt
them out, and find why a hide that is bought on
the basis of the meat value of the live animal
should jump 400 to 900 per cent when sold to
Shortage of chorus girls is now reported.
No need to worry till the bathing beaches close.
Two Letters to the Editor
Here are two letter to the editor of The
Bee, coming in the same mail, and referring
to the same editorial. They tell the tory so
fully that no comment is necessary:
"Idalia," 115 North Thirty-Third Street.
Omaha, Aug. 11, 1919. To the Editor of The
Bee: I just want to commend you for the
patriotic Sentiment expressed in your edi
torial of yesterday, "Making a Great Mis
take." You express a truth in every line.
We want no more "German-American Al
liance" in this country. If we have any peo
ple in the United States who are in sympathy
still with the German kultur idea, they should
go to Germany and stay there.
We want only Americans who are in sym
pathy with our ideals.
Yours truly, A. T. WOOD
Omaha, Aug. 11. To the Editor of The
Bee: When you go out of your way, in
your hatred against us German-Americans
(and I am one of them and proud of it), to
deny us in an editorial the right to organize
for charity, to send goods to our fathers,
mothers, sisters and brothers, you do not
show much of an American spirit, and I fail
to see where it will do you or your paper
any good. You seem to forget that we are
American citizens, as good as you ever will
be. All German-Americans are intensely
pro-American, and we have the right to or
ganize any society we want to as long as it
is not forbidden by law. Jews, Bohemians
arid others did the same thing what we are
going to do. Yet you did not criticize them,
which shows that you are not fair to us.
If you think you can treat us as the col
ored people are treated, or the Jews in Po
land, you are badly mistaken. We are Amer
icans and intelligent and need not be advised
by scallawags what to do or not to do. We
demand our constitutional rights and we will
fight for those rights against any scoundrel
Remember, the war is over, and the
espionage law will not always be in force,
and we will go right along doing business
here as before, and, incidentally looking after
bushwhackers who try to traduce one of the
best part of American citizenship.
Yours truly, HENRY C. BEHRENS.
1911 Binney Street, Omaha, Neb.
Mr. Hays' Party Service
The republican press of the country is unan
imous in its praise of Will H. Hays for his re
fusal to become candidate for governor of In
diana because he felt that the complications of
national politics required hi sticking at his
post as chairman of the republican national
committee. There is no doubt that he makes a
sacrifice in the decision. All who are familiar
with Hoosier politics believe that he could be
easily elected as successor to his friend, Gov
ernor Goodrich. The people of Indiana know
Mr. Hays, through long acquaintance with his
methods, and they esteem him for his clear and
courageous thinking, his steadfast principles
and his remarkable sagacity. Even his political
opponents concede his perfect sincerity and his
It did not take the country long to appre
ciate him. He succeeded Chairman Willcox in
February, 1918. He had been chosen by no
candidate or prospective candidate. He was
chosen by the committee because of his out
standing ability and character and because all
factions knew that he would serve the party as
a whole, that he regarded his function to be
the election of candidates instead of their selec
tion, and that he believed that the best way to
help the party was by keeping the interest of
the country uppermost. Until the unavoidable
necessity of a congressional election arrived,
Mr. Hays devoted his time to unifying senti
ment for prosecution of the war. His appeals
were among the most notable of that period.
But when President Wilson made his unfair ap
peal for a congress bearing his own party label,
the most stinging rebuke came from Mr. Hays,
and his stirring message to republicans was
moving as a trumpet's note.
When his party was torn with dissension as
to the league of nations, Mr. Hays came to the
rescue with a plan which promises to be a so
lution of the entire problem. No other chair
man between campaigns has enjoyed Mr. Hays'
distinction, and, although party precedent gives
the presidential candidate the right personally
to name his chairman and campaign manager,
Mr. Hays will in all probability conduct the
campaign of 1920. Both his fitness and his
popularity ought to insure this. St. Louis
Chuzzlewit's Eden Today
Eden has changed since Martin Chuzzlewit
and Mark Tapley tried to develop the spot
which Dickens is believed to have given that
name in the American state of Missouri. The
swamp was too much for them. But now cemes
the report that this identical tract has lately
produced 56,000 bushels of corn and has 350
acres successfully planted to oats and 125 acres
profitably raising alfalfa. In 1910' the land
which Dickens is held to have named Eden was
still as Chuzzlewit and Tapley found it and were
defeated by it; the soil was good, but the river
annually overflowed it, and except for a while
in spring, made permanent an unprofitable
swamp. Then came a farmer from Indiana
who said "no land is low land if properly
drained," and had the initiative and eloquence
necessary to organize a drainage project. The
cost of the scheme was $30 an acre, and the
objection was raised and overcome that the
land was worth no more than $20. Today the
reclaimed land is worth upward $100 an acre,
and that part of the once hopeless Eden which
the organizer improved for himself is consid
ered perhaps the most valuable farm in the
state. Christian Science Monitor.
The Day We Celebrate.
Walter A. Stillman, attorney-at-law, born
Hon. Hugh Guthrie, solicitor general of the
Dominion of Canada, born at Guelph, Ont., 53
Marquis of Cambridge, elder brother of
Queen Mary, born in Kensington palace, 51
Mary A. Macarthur, secretary of the British
National Federation of Women Workers, a re
cent visitor to America, born 39 years ago.
Brig. Gen. John L. Clem, U. S. A., retired,
who was the last civil war veteran on the ac
tive rolls of the United States army, born at
Newark, O., 68 years ago.
Harry L. Gandy, representative in congress
of the Third South Dakota district, born at
Cherubusco, Ind., 38 years ago.
Edwin Grasse, widely known as a violin vir
tuoso, born in New York City, 35 years ago.
Thirty Year Ago in Omaha.
The Omaha Union Depot company filed ar
ticles of incorporation with the county clerk.
Incorporators were W. H. Holcomb, Thomas
L. Kimball, E. Dickinson, G. W. Holdrege and
J. G. Taylor. Capital stock is $1,500,000.
William F. Bechel and family have gone to
the Pacific northwest for a few weeks outing.
There are 89 teachers enrolled at the county
At the Merchants' week meeting, Mr. Wake
field of the finance committee, reported that
the requisite $7,500 had been raised. Other re
ports showed splendid progress
Our Free Legal Aid
State your case clearly but
briefly and a reliable lawyer
will furnish the answer or
advise in this column. Your
name will not be printed.
Let The Bee Advise You.
J. K. Can a person divorced this
month In Illinois, and moving to
Nebraska, intending to remain here,
bo legally married at once in this
Answer The answer to your
question depends upon the laws of
the (state of Illinois. If the decree
dissolving the marriage relation in
Illinois is absolute, you can remarry
in Nebraska, otherwise the marriage
here would be void.
See County Attorney.
H. B. S. Would advise you to
see the county attorney of Douglas
county and he can give you the re
lief that you desire.
M. F." The company of which I
am general manager operates sev
eral stores in the state of Nebraska.
I have been told that all of the per
sonal property of the company
should be filed upon the assessor's
return where the principal office is
located and that all taxes must bo
paid there, and that taxes again
would have to be paid in the coun
ty where the store is located, mak
ing double taxation. Is this a cor
rect interpretation of our law? I
would appreciate an answer in your
Answer Where a company oper
ates their stores in several counties
in this state each store should be
assessed as an independent business
and the net credits for taxation of
each business is the excess of Its
assets, if any, over the indebtedness
incurred in establishing and con
ducting that particular undertaking.
Vendor and Purchaser.
H. H. B. Please let me know
whether I have to purchase real es
tate where the seller agrees ts fur
nish an abstract of title brought
down to date, no time was specified
in the contract. After nearly nine
months the purchaser tendered to
me an abstract of title to the prop
erty, which I refused to accept. Can
he hold me to my contract?
Answer It was the duty of the
purchaser to furnish you an ab
stract, within reasonable time, and
I believe nine months would be con
sidered unreasonable under ordinary
Annulment of Marriage.
J. M. Can the parents of a
minor child under the age of legal
consent have the marriage annulled
or is it necessary for the child to
bring the action?
Answer The parent can bring the
Blue Sky Law.
P. L. S. I would like to know
which law Is in effect in this state
with reference to the selling of se
curities, whether it is the Cordeal
bill or the code bill?
Answer The blue sky provisions
of the code bill are now in force.
Argument of Attorney.
E. C. Can a suit be brought
against an attorney who in arguing
a case to the jury slanders one of
the parties to the suit by making
charges that are untrue?
L. E. F. Is an assessment made
by a county board without giving no
tice to property owners such an ir
regularity as will relieve the owner
from paying the tax?
Answer It is.
J. D. I sold some property for
which I accepted a note. I found
out before the property was shipped
and while in the depot of the rail
road company that misrepresenta
tions had been made as to the finan
cial worth of the maker. I notified
the railroad company, but they de
livered the property to the shipper.
Is the railroad company liable?
Answer The title having passed
to the shipper when you sold the
property the railroad company is
"Did you grasp the significance
of that lecturer's remarks?"
"Then why did you applaud so
"Well, I admire brains, and I
thoutsht the man must be awful
smart to know what he was talking
about." Washington Star.
"JUST DHRINK YOUR POI
AND ATE YOUR TAY!"
Two Irish friends, one summer's day.
Dined leisurely in a cafe.
When suddenly from kltohenward
The aounds of strenuous war were heard.
Now, one of these two friends would flKht
Through love of flghtlnp. lay and night
It waa the other's special caro
To steer him clear of some "affair."
'Twas here the last jumped up and said:
"Just sit ye still, my lad!" and sped
Up to and pushed a swinging door,
To view a blood-stained, dish-strewn floor.
Then double-quick retraced his way,
With speech designed to calm all doubt:
"Just dhrink your pol and ate your tay!
There's nawthln' f git excited about!"
Should those who claim the maimed, the
Among their kindred, and but find
Small solace as they view in thought
The good these sacrifices wrought;
Who backed a cause that stirred tholr
And saw it prove a feast for ghouls,
And now must fee the profiteer
From childhood's needs to age's bier,
And feel the insolence- of greed
That hath no ear for crying need
Should these lose patience over night
And show a readiness to fight.
That words of mine might help allay,
I fear 'tis thus I'd blurt them out:
"Just dhrink your pol and ate your tay!
There's nawthln' t' git excited about!"
Isaac A. Kllgore.
HEY-Y0U POOR 5IMP! CHNnOLI
SEE THERE !5JJYNflMITE IN
THAT BOX? jQROP IT-QUICK!!
DAILY DOT PUZZLE
"THE JEALOUS ELEPHANT."
(Judge Owl, crown Into tho biggest bird
In the world, joins tho circus. Major, the
elephant, is jealous and leads tho other
elephants against him.)
Judge Owl Wakes Up.
MAJOR, the elephant, thought
Judge Owl was fast asleep.s
Peggy and Billy, however, knew he
was only pretending and they won
dered what sort of a trick he was
"Sr-r-r-r! Snor-r-r-r!" went
Judge Owl. The elephants, winking
wisely to each other, crept forward
step by step. It was funny to see
how quiet they tried to be, each
one putting down his feet as though
he were walking on eggs. Thump,
thump, thump! went their big hoofs
and tiiey thought they were not
making a sound.
When within a few yards of
Judge Owl, Major raised his trunk
as a signal. He trumpeted loudly
and lurched at Judge Owl. Every
Other elephant followed.
This was what Judge Owl was
waiting for. Quick as a. flash he
sprang into the air and the ele
phants found themselves charging
across an empty platform.
Major was a most astonished ele
phant when Judge Owl bounded
out of his reach. He had thought
the judge asleep and had forgotten
that he could fly. And Major had
more astonishment following swift
ly, for Judge Owl came down as
quickly as he had gone up, and
when he came down he was on the
big elephant's back.
One of Judge Owl's powerful
claws clutched Major's tail, the oth
er clutched Major's ear. Up flew
the elephant's trunk and snap!
Judge Owl's beak closed upon it.
Then there was excitement lots
of it. Major let out a scared squeal
and humped up his back and buck
ed like a wild western broncho, try-
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hyenas. They laughed and laughed
Peggy and Billy would have
laughed, too, but they saw a new
"All the elephants are loose and
excited," whispered Billy to Peggy.
"If they should run away through
the town they might kill a lot of
Peggy had thought of the same
thing. She was afraid, too, that
Major, In his efforts to escape from
Judge Owl, might go on a mad ram
page, as she had heard of ele
phants doing when angry or
But Judge Owl was a wise old
bird and he knew what to do at the
proper moment. Major, when he
stood on his head, swayed a bit too
far and over he crashed upon the
p?nut stand, scattwing peanuts In
all directions. Judge Owl let go of
him quicker than scat, and while
Major was picking himself up.
Judge Owl was hooting a message
to the other elephants.
"I'm the biggest bird In the
world and ruler of this menagerie,"
he hooted. "I appoint all of you
good elephants special policemen to
keep order here. Get busy and ar
rest this disturber. Then you can
pick up those peanuts he has scat
tered." That took the elephants hy sur
prise. They Jiked the idea. It
would be fun to be policemen, and
particular fun to arrest Major, who
was somewhat of a bully. And It
would be even more fun to pick up
I the peanuts. Besides Judge Owl
i spoke like a boss who expected to
j be obeyed. Instantly the elephant
I policemen lined up straight, and sa
luted with their trunks.
(In the next Installment will be told
how Major gets punished)
When He Came Down He Was On
the Elephant's Back.
Sixty lines arid then
See my Gwen.
Draw from ono to two and so on to the end.
ing to throw Judge Owl off. And the
more he squealed and Jumped and
bucked, the tighter Judge Owl clung
to his tail, his ear and his trunk.
Never before had anything like
that happened to the giant ele
phant. He didn't know what to do.
When bucking didn't rid him of
Judge Owl, he tried running. When
running failed he tried walking on
his hind legs. When walking on his
hind legs brought no relief, he stood
on his head.
The other elephants were aa much
astonished as Major, but when they
saw that their leader had been
nipped by Judge Owl, they wisely
decided to keep out of the row. The
animals, roused from their nap by
the bellowing of Major, howled and
screamed when they saw the battle
between the giant owl and the giant
elephant that is all howled and
screamed except the monkeys and
For the Plumb Plan.
Omaha, Aug. 11. To the Editor
of The Bee: Noting former Presi
dent Taft's statement in your issue
of August 11, wherein, he opposes
the nationalization of railroads un
der the Plumb plan, claiming it is
socialistic and should be fought.
This is not socialistic as in the light
he tries to place it in. Did not the
worker give his all to go to France,
righting and dying for the principles
he believed in? If the Plumb plan
is good for these noble souls, why
not let them have it.
The government merchant marine
is operating in harmony for the
benefit of all the people, which will
result if the plan of nationalizing
the railroads becomes a reality, is
more than the big business inter
ests can stomach. We sincerely
hope the president lets this issue
be settled by the people at the next
Mr. Taft is in a different age than
the ease before the war. Some
radical changes are urgently needed
to satisfy the men who left their
homes and jobs to fight In France,
as well as the ones who remained
behind and kept the wheeels mov
ing that the cause might not fail.
Complains of Chickens.
Omaha, Aug. 10. To the Editor
of The Bee: There is a city ordi
nance prohibiting the owners of
poultry from letting their chickens
run at large. This ordinance was
passed 11 to 1 by the city council
and the offense is made punishable
by arrest and fine. There are some
who pay no attention to this law.
"What's meant by 'crocodile
tears,' pa?" asked little Tommy
"It's like this, my son," answered
Mr. Dubwaite. "You know Mr. Jib
way, next door?"
"Well, Mr. Jibway has about 100
ragtime records he's always playing.
You know that. too. Now, suppose
little liobby Jibway should take a
hammer and smash every one of
those records and I heard about it.
and went over to Mr. Jibway's house
and took him by the band and wept
for his misfortune. Then, my boy.
I would be shedding crocodile tears."
'Twould Be No Use.
If some Edison would invent a
method of canning the cold in win
ter for summer use, and the heat ii:
summer for winter, he would con
fer a boon on the world, but prob
ably some profiteering cuss would
get control of the stuff and hold it
in his storage house until we were
roasted or frozen to accede to his
price demands. Columbus Dispatch.
There are others who do as long
as their own gardens may be dam
aged; after this danger is over
(about this time of year), they turn
them out to muss up their neigh
bor's steps, porches' and back stoops
with their droppings and to scratch
up what few roots of grass are left
in their patient neighbor's burned
out lawns. May some of the erring
ones read this and "take a tumble."
& Youll like
I Everybody IjiS
der sinqers enthuse
over the superlatively
beautiful tone of the
piano. 5ays Fran
cesco Federici, tan5
tone: "Ots has hut
to touch a jingle key
to recognixe its indiv
idual, distinctive charm!
te reason is
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fasan &faznm Ame
ines j'n tfie wvrc?
har none. us
& sAoar yoa xvtp
See our east window,
then come in and let us
show you the TENSION
Our cash prices are our
1513 Douglas Street
The Art and Music Store
FLOUR SELLING PLAN
UNITED STATES GRAIN
The United States Grain Cor
poration is prepared to divert
from its regular flour purchases
and sell straight wheat flour in
140-pound jute sacks at
$10.00 Per Barrel
delivered in carload lots on track
at any point in Nebraska.
Jobbers and wholesalers pur
chasing such flour must guar
antee to sell it at not more than
75c per barrel profit and said
wholesalers and jobbers must in
turn require that the retailers
will not sell said flour at more
than $1.25 per barrel profit
when in original packages, and at
a price not higher than 7c a
pound for broken packages of
Chat. T. Neal, Vice Preiident,
United States Grain Corporation,
Grain Exchange Building, will
answer anv inrmirioa reonrHino
this Flour Selling Plan.
for Young Men
To the young man,
Life Insurance is the
premier investment; it
comes first ; it is the most
fundamental and essen
tial. When a life insur
ance man wants to
talk to you, listen. You
will be surprised at the
sound, sensible things you
hear about insurance if
you give him a hearing.
Paying the premium
will not worry you if
you maintain an account
here where it can be ac
cumulated by regular de
posits of a small propor
tion of your salary.
! National Bank
Farnam at 17th Street.
Capital and Surplus, $2fi00fi00
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