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THEE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1919.
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You should know that
Omaha leads all metropolitan
cities in per capita value of its
Now for a regular week of carnival fun.
However, Mr. Burleson is accustomed to
Those French girls who tried to work Ar
thur Balfour evidently do not know the Scotch.
So another fleet of "booze cars" got across
the bridge. Well, what do you know about
Rack renters still defy public sentiment, but
otne tenants are defying the landlord, which
Japan is talking about using a million bales
of American cotton next year. All right, we
have plenty for sale.
Wall street looks for an early settlement of
the steel strike, and as a rule the brokers are
pretty good gucssers.
Woman's vote is expected to settle the Lux
ttnbourg election in favor of Princess Char
.otte. That is as it should be.
VOTING dN THE TREATY.
Voting on some of the proposed changes in
the peace treaty may be. had in the senate dur
ing the coming week. While it is nbt expected
these will be conclusive, it is admitted they will
be significant of the eventual outcome of the
contest The debate will, of course, continue,
that the senators may express themselves fully
on the exact terms of the document, and cover
the text as far as it technically or directly af
fects the United States. Conceding that the
sentiment is pretty well crystallized, the proceed
ings ought to disclose to the public the probable
line-up for the final vote.
Senator Johnson's extemporaneous reply to
Senator Williams and other democratic critics
of his course last week is reported to have had
greater effect than any discourse on the sub
ject yet delivered in the senate chamber. No
claim is made that any votes were changed,
but the energetic utterances of the Californian
broke through the camouflaged barrier of poli
tics set up by the administration supporters
and placed the treaty squarely before the sen
ate, to be considered as it relates to and af
fects American interests without reference to
the fortunes of any group of politicians.
It is thus the critics of the treaty would
have it passed upon. The only attempts to
make political capital out of it have come from
the democratic side, the followers of the presi
dent insisting that all opposition grows out of
"hatred" of the chief executive. This assertion,
weak enough at its best, was deprived of most
of its force when certain of the most influ
ential democrats in the senate made it plain
that they could not and would not support the
treaty in its submitted form.
That the fight of administration to force
the document through without amendment or
reservation is hopeless has been apparent for
some time. Just before his tour was terminated,
the president gave evidence of willingness to
accept a compromise. This is seized upon by
thinking democrats as cause for' approaching"
him directly on the point. Developments of?
the present week may disclose what the end
is to be.
Germany is threatened again with blockade
unless it takes its troops from the Baltic prov
inces. Peace is far from present in Eihope.
A sugar man is talking about 25 cents a
pound for the sweetening next year. Those
fellows may have their minds changed for them.
Cardinal Mcrcicr says the Americans are
very swift, but this applies to his automobile rides
and not to the mad rush we made to rescue
. The adjutant general of the army says ajl '
drafted men will be out of "Europe by theend
otjDctober. This will comfort a lot oLarfxious
icanf c - . w
The air service of the United States array
:ontinues to take a larger toll of life in Amer
ca than it did in Europe. Something is wrong
Our New Merchant Marine.
Allocation of the eight former German mer
chantmen to the Shipping board by the Wfetr
department adds greatly to the importance of
the government's passenger and cargo carrying
fleet. It increases in some degree the prob
lem of the fleet's future. In a general viay
the Shipping board has outlined the eventual
transfer of all the vessels under its control to
private ownership. Provision for this step lias
not been fully worked out, although the flan
is quite likely to be adopted. Long before the
war came upon the world the question of gov
ernment ownership and operation of ocean
commerce 'carriers had been pretty fully . dis
cussed, and it was fairly well agreed to that
the public ownership and management of such
a fleet would not be for the best interesits of
commerce. Arguments that then prevailed are
still effective. Experience during the wtar is
not a sae' guide. It is true the Shipping board
was enabled to accomplish important aitd in
many ways unexpected results, but under- such
conditions as cannot prevail in peace time.
That the American merchant marine, rejstored
as a result of the great conflict, is to be al
lowed to again sink to the condition in which
it was five years ago is unthinkable, Ibut its
success must be achieved along econoijic and
not on political lines.
The report of the investigating committee to
the house - on conditions in American camps
ibroad may dim the luster of some stars worn
while the war was on.
Professor Fling thinks the league should
be endorsed in order to keep Japan from taking
more of China. Most Americans favor making
Nippon disgorge what it already has grabbed.
An effort to raise the Lusitania is under
consideration. Sentimental reasons would jus
tify almost any expense. What a glorious
thing it would be to see that vessel again float
Just was expected, an influential group
Ot VRmprnians nas Km to vjcuaiui
message commending his views and urging him
to continue his, fight against the League of
A Nebraska school teacher has dispersed her
drove of hogs because she could not get suit
able help to carry on the business. In this she
makes a sacrifice that she may continue to teach
school, not because it pays her well, but for the
reason that she can serve humanity better by
training children while someone else raises the
pigs. Such devotion ,is rare enough to attract
attention, and deserves a better reward than a
schoolma'am usually gets.
Mr. Hoan and King "Albert
We c nnot imagine that the serenity of
King Albert or Queen Elizabeth would be much
disturbed if the wireless should tell them of
the impolite utterances of the socialist mayor
of vfilwaukee. The comforts of the George
Washington would not lose their savor, nor
would the faith of the royal personages tn the
warm welcome awaiting them in America be
shaken in the slightest degree. For the king
tnd queen of the Belgians know what social
ists are. They have them at home.
The Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce re
spectfully asked Mayor Hoan to invite the vis
itors to that city, which is still famous with
or without beer. His answer was: "I stand for
the man who works. To hell with the kings."
Like most of the logic of socialists and
socialism, Hoan's major and minor syllogisms
and his conclusion do not hitch. Leaving di
vine right and established position and the
loyalty of a free people out of the question,
ICinc Albert is distinctively a "man who works."
His occupation has never been unionized, of
-ourse. But the service he rendered to the
irorld in the dark days of 1914 and later
proved him a master of his craft. It is as a
man, inot as a king, that he has been honored
and will be honored in America.
Thinking Americans, preferring our own
form of government, may and do recognize
that freedom is compatible-with a form pre
serving the monarchy; that the kings of Eng
land, of Italy, of, Belgium are not autocrats,
and are a peril to nobody. That ministerial
responsibility to parliament means quicker re
sponsiveness to public feeling than our Ameri
can plan is self-evident. That may be an ad
vantage or a disadvantage. Hoan of Milwaukee
is not a thinking American. Perhaps that is why
e is mayo? ne city ne nves in. crooKiyn
Nebraska's Growing Good Road).
Crops may be hauled to market in Nebraska
this year at a lower cost per ton thaa ever in
the history of the state. This will be the first
fruitage of the good roads campaign, that is
now being vigorously pressed in all parts of
the state. It is too early to give de suite and
exact figures, because conditions of "construc
tion will not permit. It is known, thceugh, that
the several counties of the state set ajjart more
than $10,000,000 for road improvement, and that
a considerable part of this has been xpended.
Definite projects have been outlined, surveyed,
figured and approved at the state engineer's of
fice, and work on much of the program is under
way. Here we read of a stretch of thirty-two
miles completed, there it is ten, and from all
parts of the state come the reports of activity
in better highway construction. Concrete and
steel bridges, hard surfaced roads, or roadways
built of sand and clay that are wear-resisting in
a high degree and hold surface wefll, combine
to make the use of the highways less costly
than ever. With the proof thus fmrnished of
the real economy in good roads, if; is certain
that the -campaign will never be abandoned in
Nebraska until the state is covered by a net
work of well constructed and carefully main
tained roads. As an early, earnest and con
sistent advocate of the improvement, The Bee
congratulates the people of Nebraska on the
How We Are Progressing.
"A nominal cover charge will be made."
So announces a local hotel in its advertisement,
thus warning prospective patrons that rent is
to be collected for the knives and forks. Omaha
is now in line with New York and other effete
centers, where culture is measured by what
things cost. Once the landlord sought by vari
ous allurements to entice people Jnto his dining
room, where he rewarded thorn with such
diversity of food as bewildered the unsophisti
cated, and sometimes puzzled tlje wise. Boni
face took a pride in the provender he set forth,
and the service that accompanied. We have
progressed. The dining room of today is no
longer the scene of cheery communion with the
good things of life, of cozy comfort and de
lectable enjoyment. Instead it is a shrine
where austerity overpowers any ebullience of
awakened life, where formality prevails, and
where food and drink come fforth only at the
bidding of such expenditure of wealth as might
have met the approval even of Lucullus, whose
chief standard of gustatory excellence resided
in his steward's accounts. And, with "a nomi
nal cover charge" set down against the guest,
Omaha lands within the circle where money
It is tot to be wondered at that in every
competitive examination in Nebraska the repub
lican beat the democrat out That is why he is
a republican. Just as soon as a man gets smart
enough, he quits being a democrat.
Divers using the spring board at the munici
pal beach do so at their own risk, according to
the supreme court of NebrasVa. This ought to
be sufficient notice to any to. observe the good
rule of safety first f
Pershing and the American
From the Philadelphia Ledger.
As so njiany of our would-be international
ists are frank to tell us these days that there
is no Anifjrican type, that our institutions are
without results in character-forming and our
education Equally resultless in training the mind,
it is ratheir pleasant to note that General Persh
ing takes no stock in any such balderdash,
which cain be safely left to the parlor-socialists
to mull over. For the general, in the
moment of his greatest triumph in his home
coming,1' never forgot the man in the trenches,
the doutghboy; and when asked it did not take
him vetfy long to say that the American soldier
was th finest soldier in the world, and to give
his reasons therefor. What General Fershirig
said has a meaning and a message far beyond
the is6ue of war or the emergencies of the bat
tlefield. For, as he put it succinctly, "the Amer
ican Soldier is the finest because of the way
our Tboys are raised. From childhood he is
encotiraged to take the initiative and to feel at
the start that he is master of his own destiny.
Thaf is why, he is able to do what he did; and
judging him from what he did, we have every
righft to boast and be proud of the American
doughboy, and there is no doubt of that."
That this evaluation by General Pershing is
no idle compliment is borne out by the fact
of :what he and the boys did in the six months
which began about June and ended on Novem
ber 11 to bring Germany to her knees. For
wfile this relatively ..brief period in which the
trjoops of the United States were actively en
gaged in open warfare seems almost negligible
tus compared with the four years and more of
tfie war as a whole, it was, as all the world
knows today, the determining period, and it
was determining by reason of the spirit and
the resources of the American army and its
chief component, the doughboys. For if noth
ing else proved this, the famous St. Mihiel
drive, which in 27 hours forced the enemy out
of the territory it had occupied for four years
in the face of repeated attacks', and which re
leased 200 square miles of , territory, captured
13,251 prisoners, 456 guns and 752 machine
guns, would prove it, to say nothing of the
great Meuse-Argonne offensive wherein the
Pershing strategy of "drawing the best Ger
man divisions to our front to consume them"
succeeded because the army performed almost
superhuman feats. (
That they were thus able to recall the gold
en age of the intrepid heroes whose deeds have
always fired the hearts of youth in these con
centrated six months was due entirely to our
American education and to our method of liv
ing. General Pershing is quite right. We have
a national type, and as a psychologist he is also
correct in attributing the success of the dough
boy to his training in initiative. But more
than that, it is the American school, the pri
mary, secondary, high school and college. -that
has given this initiative full effect, and all the
efforts of Jeremiahs among us to refuse to see
this won't alter the facts.
Bertillon Cards for Motor Cars
Massachusetts will go on record as the first
state to reduce the automobile to a thing, as it
were, of Bertillon measurements'. It will achieve
this distinction through a law which is to go
into effect on the coming Friday and which is
expected to put motor car thieves in the Bay
State into the lower class of the used-to-be.
The new act will change entirely the methods
of registration and of issuing licenses to dealers
in Massachusetts. But the most important of
its provisions will call for a card index, the
units of which will carry the life histories o fall
automobiles bought, sold and resold in the
state. Reports are required that will keep these
records constantly up to the minute. Identi
fication points will be recorded in such minute
ness that nothing save the complete rebuilding
of a car will be likely to deceive the authorities.
The police will have ready access to dealers'
records and to licensed premises. Used cars
offered for sale must be held four days in or
der that the police may look them over and
compare descriptions with those of machines
This Massachusetts law will require the
opening of a special state department and will
make a lot of work for officials, for dealers and
sometimes for owners. That automobile steal
ing has become an offense sufficiently menacing
to make worth while the trouble and expense
is a fact that can hardly be disputed.
New York or any other commonwealth may
profit by the Bay Staje law to some degree if it
chooses to report its motor thefts for the card
index at Boston. A pressing question in Man
hattan, however, aside from that of tracing
stolen cars, is that of identifying the cars that
so frequently and successfully carry local
bandits to and from the scenes of their crime.
What ingenuity of the polfce or the lawmakers
can bring this desirable thing to pass? New
Defense of the Middleman
The United States bureau of markets evinces
no purpose or desire to disrupt the basic prin
ciples underlying the system for carrying on
business which trade itself has developed. For
instance, there's the theorist's great bone
of contention, the middleman.
"He's been here a long time," says the bureau
in effect; "therefore his position cannot be
wholly false. v
"We want to help put the middleman out of
existence whenever and wherever he is un
necessary, but we haven't found yet that, as a
business institution, he is unnecessary."
It isn't the well abused middleman, who on
the whole represents the weakest or the cost
liest link of food distribution, says the bureau
experts. It is the retailer. He is 50 per cent
too numerous, and too frequently he is 100 per
cent inefficient. The old-style grocery, allow
ing liberal credits, and on request delivering a
cake of soap, must earn a gross p.rofit of from
19 to 21 per cent. Chain stores by reducing
service, lower the profit 5 to 6 per cent, while
the self-service or cafeteria groceries are cut
ting it more than half.
The bureau considers the chain and self
service grocery store ideas among the greatest
steps of modern years toward efficient distribu
tion of food. The Nation's Business for Sep
The Day We Celebrate.
George A. Magney, former county attorney,
Hon. Michael Patrick Cashin, i premier of
Newfoundland, born at Cape Broyle, Nfld., 55
Maj. Gen. William Lassiter, U. S. A., re
cently assigned to command of Camp Bragg,
born at Petersburg, Va., 52 years ago.
Gabe E. Parker, former register of the
United States treasury, born at Fort Towson,
Indian Territory, 41 years ago.
Dr. Charles S. Howe, president of the Case
School of Applied ScienSe, born at Nashua, N.
H., 61 years ago.
Dr. Maldon B. Adams, presideht of George
town (Ky.) college, born at Clarksburg, W.
Va., 51 years ago.
Thirty Years Ago in Omaha.
Johnson and Weberg are building a $16,000
brick tenement on Nineteenth street near
Despite cool and threatening weather the
bricklayers' union celebrated their fifth annual
Rev. D. R. Kerr, pastor of the Southwest
Presbyterian church, preached his farewell ser
mon to a full attendance at his church.
A new Swedish Lutheran church has been
established and will be built at once in the
vicinity of Twenty-fourth and Viuton streets.
Omaha, Neb., Sept 2$. To
the Editor of The Bee: You
and I do not agree so often but that
I feel like complimenting you when
you do a good thing, like going after
the rent sharks of Omaha. Rent
sharks they are and no matter how
one may apologize for them he can
not make them anything else. I am
on both sides of thia question, know
something of the added cost of main
taining property, and have felt the
gad of 100 per rent Increase of my
own rent, so I think I can be fair.
The shortage of office and residence
buildings in Omaha is Just as much
due to the war as if the war were
still in progress. While the war was
on, material could not be had, the
government looked after that; labor
was hard to get and everything "had
to' give way to government needs.
Men didn't dare profiteer to the full
then, didn't dare hold up those who
were fighting for civilization while
they made money: it would not have
been safe while the people were
aroused. Why is it safe now? Only
because the people stand for it, it
has always been so and perhaps al
ways will. Some fight the battles,
some make the money.
What is their excuse? Additional
taxes for one. Well, it Is a lie to be
gin with. The taxes for 1919. State.
County and City were considerably
lower than they were in 1918. The
Brandeis theater building and the
Sauders-Kennedy building, which
combined have increased rents al
most 100 per cent in the last two
years, paid $937.89 Iss taxes in 1919
than in 1918. You can go to the
treasurer's office and prove this.
And this building is no exception,
anyone who owns or controls prop
erty can look at his tax receipts and
"Oh. but look at the cost of
labor and material." they tell us. For
instance. I suppose, elevator opera
tors. They are paying their girls
considerably less than they paid men
and if you don't believe it look it
up. Material and labor does cost a
lot more than it did, but how often
has your office been painted or your
floors finished in the last ten years,
not more than twice I'll be willing to
bet you. The janitor's force- visits
you every day, maybe, but how many
of them are there, and how much of
an increase have they received? Not
enough to roughen the cuticlle or tne
plum the landlords have picked.
But the landlords think they can
get away with it, that there is no
comeback. Mavbe not: banks and
stores are 'of little worth to their
owners without buyers and the buy
ers live in houses and rent offices
and may be depended upon to have
a feelini? not over friendly to the store
or bank that is jabbing the knife clear
in ami turning it round; mere are
other stores and banks in every
town you know. Of course, it is
possible to coyer these things up by
transfers to outsiders so that some
will not see throuah it, but some will
and they may be depended upon to
tell the others. A man would be a
too,', to cut his own nose off to spite
his face, but he would be equally a
fool to deal with those who are rob
bing him if he can set prices and
treatment elsewhere as good or nearly
The shortsightedness of business
i j proverbial but it is surprising
nevertheless. Statesmen everywhere
are lofing sleep over the terrible un
resi that afflicts the world. Profi
tfering business men can do more
in one day to stir up unrest than all
the statesmen can allay in a year and
the r roflteerinsj landlord is the worst
of the lot. The merchant can say,
with truth, "these goods cost me
more and I have to get more for
them"; but the tenant whose rent is
raised to the skies knows it is the
same old building and the same old
land and he knows that the raise is
nearly all velvet and resents it ac
cordingly. "But," they will say and do, "the
value of that land has increased."
Oh boy! Isn't that nuts for tlje sin
gle taxer? Who made that in
creased value? The contractor,
whose rent you are skying, the man
ufacturer who has spent months
and years building up a business and
the town, the wholesaler, the job
ber, the carpenter, the bricklayer,
the hod carrier, the workers who
made the city and the lawyer and
doctor, who were attracted to the
city, settled and built homes and
are now being held up for it. If
Henry George could hear us groan
these days wouldn't he grin? And
the single taxer is always with us
and may be depended upon to drive
the lesson home. "What the people
have made jointly, the people jointly
should have and thus be relieved
of their taxes." That's the argu
ment and it hardly seems the part
of wisdom to make it too plain that
"there's something in it."
And the children! Without
growth, the landlord's property
would be worthless or nearly so.
There can't be much growth with
out children and yet we find the
very landlords whose wealth is in
creased by children and children,
and yet more children, barring them
out in favor of poodle dogs, shut
ting the doors in their faces, dis
couraging people from coming to
Omaha when, if people had not
come to OmahS there would he no
rents paid or collected, big or little.
The children who are being shut
out are the ones, remember, who
will have to do the fighting in the
future wars, and build the future
cities for future landlords to milk.
Wouldn't It be the part of wis
dom, from a strictly selfish point of
view, to go a little slow" Think it
over, not only you who are profiteer
ing, but you who are getting the
hot end of the poker. There may be
instructions in it for all of us, if
we only have the brains to see it.
Jtitde ofays' Qom&r
"THE WANDERING MONKEY."
(When Mra. Holt'a diamond brooch la
atolen from a locked room, Pexgy and
Billy aee tracks which lead them to be
lieve that the robber la a bird or animal.
Seeking the robber they come upon a
strange nest tn Birdland, and find within
It a wild monkey, who throws at them
what they think la a bomb.) 1
The Gas Bombs.
Plop! The monkey's bomb hit
the tree right beside Billy's
head. It burst all to pieces, but Bil
ly dodged so quickly he wasn't
Whiz! The monkey hurled a sec
ond bomb straight at Billy's nose.
Plop! The second bomb landed, but
not on Bil'y's nose. It hit the place
where Billy and his nose had been a
second before, but now Billy was on
the ground, where he had hurled
himself the instant he 6aw the bomb
leave the monkey's paw.
"Run!" shouted Billy to Peggy;
but instead of running Peggy grasp
ed Billy by the arm and pulled him
behind a large tree just as a third
bomb burst on the spot where Billy
"We're safe here," cried Peggy.
"The monkey can't hit us with those
bombs, and they don't seem to be
doing any harm.
"We can't stay here," gasped Billy.
"Those are the worst kind of bombs.
Don't you smell them?"
I'egiry, sniffed; then she quickly
covered her nose with her handker
chief. "Poison gas!" she exclaimed.
"i'es," mumbled Billy, covering
his own nose with the sleeve of his
coat. "Don't breathe any of it."
Peggy was so scared she couldn't
Taking Peggy and Billy Each by the
breathe, but even with her ' nose
covered she could smell the sharp,
evil odor that came from the bombs.
"Come! We'll make a dash for
fiafety!" muttered Billy, taking her
hand. But Peggy was looking up at
the monkey. What she saw made
her jump with surprise and then to
laugh and laugh and laugh.
"Come away!" cried Billy. "It Is
But Peggy only giggled and gurg
led and laughed aloud. She
couldn't stop, and Billy tried to jerk
Plop! A fourth bomb landed be
side him, and he jumped back in a
hurry. From this bomb, too, aroBe
the sharp odor, so strong it almost
"See! See!" gasped Peggy,
pointing at the pieces of the bomb.
When Billy saw he opened his
mouth wide in surprise, only to close
it in a hurry when he got a whiff of
the powerful odor.
Eggs! Bad eggs!" he mumbled
through his handkerchief, then
when Peggy let out a shriek of
laughter, he laughed, too laughed
until he cried.
The monkey in the tree gave an
odd little shriek. "Wee-ee-eek!
We-ee-eck! If you are jolly
laughers maybe you don't mean any
harm to me," he said in monkey
"Of course we don't mean any
harm to you that is, if you didn't
steal Mrs. Holt's diamond brooch,"
"Why, you can talk monkey talk!"
exclaimed the monkey. "Now I
know you don't mean any harm.
But what's that ahout a diamond
brooch? What is a diamond?
"A diamond is is well, a dia
mond is a diamond, and it sparkles
like glass." answered Billy.
"Like this?" asked the monkey,
and he held up something that glit
tered and sparkled in the sunlight.
"Why, that's it!" exclaimed Billy.
"Where did you get it?"
"I found it," answered the mon
key, venturing out of his nest and
swinging down to a branch close to
them. "See how it makes pretty
Peggy gave a cry of surprise.
"Why, that's not Mrs. Holt's dia
mond brooch," she exclaimed.
"That's just a piece of glass that
looks like a diamond."
"Ke-keke-kee! If this isn't the
diamond, then the sparkler the black
robber has in his nest must be the
diamond," cried the monkey very
"Who is the black robber?" ask
"Come and see." With that the
monkey dropped to the ground and,
taking Peggy and Billy each by the
hand, led them deep into the woods.
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A on our nine,
Trace sixty-three, he's simply fine.
Draw from one to two and so on to the
The Handy Lexicon.
A couple of pitmen up in London
for a holiday halted in front of a
brass plate fixed in the front of a
house, whereon was inscribed in
bold characters the word "chiropo
dist." "Chirrupodlsts," remarked one of
them, perplexedly. "What's that?
"Why," replied his companion, "a
chlrrupodist is a chap that teachet
canaries to whistle." Blighty, London.
(Tomorrow will bo told what happened
at the black robber'a home.)
ODD AND INTERESTING.
SUMMER DRIED WIT.
Sneaking of Arbitration.
Maybe, while he's over here the
prince of Wales will get together
with President DeValera and fix it
all up. Kansas City Star.
BILL-1 5UE3S YOU'LL HAIE TO
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Cats are bred in Holland for, their
To express kilometers in miles,
multiply by six and divide by 10.
The common housefly becomes
full grown in about ' four weeks
For every cubic foot of an ice
berg that is above the water there
are eight cubic feet below.
The pope's daily average of let
ters is 22,000, and these are dealt
with by twenty-five secretaries.
In India a native barber can shave
a person while asleep without awak
ing him, so gentle is his touch.
Blankers are called blankets
because Thomas Blanket, who in
troduced woolens to England in
134 8, invented and wove them.
In early playing cards swords took
the place of "spades" and represen
tations of coins were the equivalent
The ordinary speed of a whale is
about five miles per hour. Hard
pressed, a speed of 15 has been
recorded, but not beyond that.
The king of Spain is the only
monarch who does not sign his name
to documents and edicts. His sig
nature is simply "Yo, el Rey" "I,
Contrary to popular belief, the
116 square miles embraced in the
area of Greater London are not
owned by a few. but by thousands
of landlords 38,200 in all.
In calm weather a carrier pigeon
can fly at the rate of 1,200 yards a
minute. With the help of a mod
erate wind it will attain a speed of
1,540 yards, and before a high wind
Dark-hatred people, so says an
authority, get married sooner than
fair-haired individuals. Hs has
shown by statistics that an over
whelming majority of those women
who live and die spinsters have fair
By far the most costly map in the
world is that kept amongst the Per
sian crown jewels at Teheran. It
is in the form of a hollow globe of
gold, the various countries, seas and
other physical features being out
lined In gems. Its value is estima
ted at nearly $5,000,000.
There is no cleverer locomotive
engineer in Spain than the duke of
Saragossa, a wealthy member of the
nobility who is closely , related to
(he royal family: Since the unrest
In Spain has become so accentuated,
each time that King Alfonso jour
neys by train the locomotive is con
ducted by the duke.
One of the frankly foolish and Im
possible sentences on record was
that imposed upon a child murderer
in Germany, who was tried at
Griefswald in 1906. He was sen
tenced to be beheaded twice, then
to receive two years' imprisonment,
and finally to suffer the loss of all
his political rights.
"Mama. I want a dark breakfast."
"Dark breakfast? What do you mean,
, "Why. last night you told Mary to give
me a light supper, and I didn't like it." ;
Blighty (London). I
The Exclusive Party.
The communist party does not
want doctor-lawyer-editor member
ship, yet the average communist
will appeal to the doctor to bind
up his wounds, hire a lawyer to
keep him out of jail and beg the
editor to keep the affair out of the
newspaper. Buffalo Enquirer.
"Jack told me he loved Tne. but I don't
know whether to marry him or not."
"Don't you think he tells the truth?"
"I've no doubt the dear boy tries to.
but you se? he works in the weath'er bu
reau." Boston Transcript.
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The Korean Magaiine.
Master of the House Why did you tell
the mistren what time I came In this
inornlns. pfier I expressly paia you aim
IUIU JUL! m t w ;
The Cook Sure, sir, an' 01 didn't tell
her. era askea me wnai ume you eul
in, an' Oi tould her Ol was so busy getting
(he breakfast that Oi didn't look at the
clock. iillgnty lljonaoni.
"Do the trolley cars keep you awake?"
"XVi.r" said Mr. Crosslots. "It's when
there a threat to stop 'em that I get
nervous and can't sleep." Washington
Fair nature In her verdant summer dress
Is weaving now the brlgnt and glaring
Much like a harlequin who never stints
The motley thouch it cover sad dlstrese.
She her decline would hide thus, more or
In fanciful and brilliant garb, and mints
Fictitious .loy whose very abandon hints
From what deep failing springs lis bllth'e
someness. Vet so It's well, for by that mode she strews
Her last abidlnc with us e'en with charm,
And bars its sadder aspects and alarm
With brighl appearances and lovely hues:
Thus robbing It of most Its dread and
And lending It an optimistic cheer.
Rely On Cuticura
For Skin Troubles
All dratflgts ; Soap 5, Ointment 2P4S0, TaJmm 3,
hAmple etch free of "Ctktr, Dpt. I, Boctea."
Skinner's the Best
Macaroni and Spaghetti
made of Durum Wheat
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