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What The Bee Stand Fort
I.' Respect for the law and maintenance of
t Speedy and certain punishment of crime
through the regular operation of the
courts. .'. ' -
J. Pitiless publicity and condemnation of
inefficiency lawlessness and corrup
tion in office.
4. Frank recognition and commendation
of honest and efficient public service.
5. Inculcation of Americanism as the true
basis of good citizenship.
Merry Christmas 1
Do it today, or never I
v Here's hoping your turkey is"" all the. bird
ought to be! .
All ready for the air mail service? Let
1 Lloyd XJeorg believes, in meeting trouble
head on. ' , 1
f dangles ire ' still triangles, and dq., not
flatten out on pressure.
Edwin Bok may have shocked hia tenants,
but he never did his readers.
' Be calm. It is Milwaukee, not the United
States, that suffers because of Berger. ;
Laclede hady' the biggest day since its base
,;ball team won from Centerville back in 1883.
- Packers talk of higher prices for" meat or
lower for animals. One guess as to which wins.
OPTIMISTIC MR. PALMER.
Nearly everybody would like to share in the
attorney general's optimism as to the cost of
living, and at the same time the regular family
check signers will poise the pen and pause a mo
ment to wonder how he gets that way. Since Au
gust, he says prices on food have been "main
tained practically stationary." Just as the air
plane soaring high in the air seems "practically
stationary" to the beholder on the surface. While
Mr. Palmer indulges his optimism and points
with pride to the record he is making, citing
isolated and widely . scattered instances of
prosecution of profiteering the Department of
Labor sends out month after month a report
indicating the steady uplift of the price level.
Prices on foodatuffs have not been stationary
at any time within the last three months, nor
has there been anything to justify the con
clusion that the activity of the government has
been effective in the way of securing conces
sions to the consumer. - With one part of the
attorney general's statement, we are in full ac
cord. His statement that greater production
must precede a general scaling down of the cost
of living is correct- Unless we produce the
goods we have nothing to divide. Working
short hours for high wages will not meet the
demand for the product of labon Whenever
the people of the country will turn from spend
ing to producing the relief will be in sight
Sporadic boycotts and an occasional seizure of
a profiteer's stock will not make enough dif
ference to materially help.
Home Rule for Ireland.
The statement made to the House of Com
mons by the premier contains the ' future of
Ireland. " Lloyd George merely declares the
obvious when he announces that Great Britain
can not afford to have Ireland secede. This
has been very plain for a long time. Whether
the plan for a government, with two parlia
ments, one for Ulster and one for the rest of
the land, will 'quiet the commotion stirred up
by ; Sins! Fein without further concession or
sterner application of government authority can
not be said at this moment. Something of the
temper of the Irish has been displayed within
the last few months, and yet that may be as
easily allayed as aroused, if only it be made
plain to the people that their real interest is
being served. '
The premier also lays down a truism that
no form of home rule will meet the approval
of all. Objectors will arise, and the provisions
of the government for the security of the whole
will meet the opposition of some at all times.
It is probably true, though, that the proposed
experiment of establishing home rule on the
basis of state's rights will go far in the direc
tion of a peaceful and permanent solution of
what has been England's greatest problem for
When Ulster and the others have control of
their own affairs, and meet with ,the Imperial
Parliament only to legislate for - the United
Kingdom or the empire, much of the bitterness
that now marks the relations between the
politicians, if not the people, will no longer have
reason to exist . It may even be discovered
that these differences are more apparent than
real, and in the end a way to union under a
single Irish parliament will appear. 1
A Ranger of the Rim
The deported reds may not know by this
Ajme' whither they-are speeding, but they know
they ar? on the way. , - .
' ' 'Maybe' if Lloyd. George gets Ireland all
straightened, out, he can doaSjinuch for tthe
QmaTia city council. . T ' " . s " , . '
. Trotzky is -telling of an offensive against
, Poland in the spring? 'Why' spring? -Trotzky
is offensive at any season.
. Attorney General Palmer ought .to scan the
, household , budget , before he emits another
proclamation on the h. c. of 1. " '
'' The local gild of burglaft does not ; seem
Mo care' a darn who is at the head of the police
force or whether it lias any head.-
Princess Pat now has a real boy, but it'
will take him-a long, time to come up to the
gallant lads who bore his mother's name into
battle. ' -
Local coal dealers tell us the addition of the
miners' wages to the cost of fuel will be so
small no one will notice it. Why go to the
bother? .. 1 ,, ' i' -yV ' -
It must have interested the Omaha police to
hear boy confess robberies they", had not
heard of.v' But lots of things go on without
disturbing the police. : V, y
Commander d'Olier's advice to the legion
aires that they do not take the law into their
own hands is well timed. These young men are
to aid In upholding the law at all times,
If the Christmas holiday recess enables the
senators to reach a conclusion on the treaty, it
will be time well spent But the big thing is
that each side will have to give way on some
points if there Is to be a compromise. -
The PeHfaoj Peace
, What we face today is the inevitable out
come of a policy of opportunism. We have
had a government of opportunists, instead of
statesmen; men who were satisfied with the
'plaudits of the moment; men who believed that
life was a matter of promises and fine words;
men -who cared not where they got their polit
ical suoDort-so lona: as it neloed them out
of the difficulty of the moment furthered their
personal ambitions, or flattered their personal
For this we have made our great sacrifice.
Our sons lie buried in foreign lands tn needless
thousands because we were not permitted to
prepare for the inevitable;' we had to be kept
out of war until after an election. Our children
will pay and pay to provide for the billions of
wasted gold gold literally thrown away. We
who did so much for the world are now with
out friends in the world save such friends as
await future favors. Our soldiers died for one
et of world principles,' our president made u
sponsors for another. - -.
And now we must have law and order, and
once again we are deliberately unprepared. The
foundation of law and order are undetermined;
our laws have been denounced as bad laws, our
order as a tyranny; and many men have been
brought to believe these things. They were led
tn k1;v tf whatever was was bad. and that
they would be ' justified in any method of
change. The parallel of the Lusitania, the "too
proud to fight." the "peace- without victory is
. I 1 ... Mitial
too piam ,io oe ignored, uutc mun iui
pay the. penalty. aeatue rosi-iniciugcnccr.
Visioning-the Next War.
A French savant gives it as his view that the
next great war will be marked ' by a dreadful
slaughter of human beings. Many millions will
be annihilated, he says, and civilization will dis
appear. This he predicates on the adaptation
of science to warfare. Hertzian waves are to be
controlled and turned into agencies of destruc
tion of such potency as Will surpass anything
ever' dreamed of by man.
Let us consider. Each war has been fol-.
lowed by similar, prophesies, supported by the
activity of inventive genius stimulated during'
the' conflict jto produce means of offense or de
fense. In peace times the duel is tarried on by
the professionals, who, take one side or the
other. When war comes, though, what is the
result?' In the late European upheaval, the loss
of life was very heavy, but in proportion to the
number of men engaged it did not exceed the
toll taken in a number of leaser wars. Novel
weapons were employed for the first time, such
as airplanes, submarines, poison gases, and
other things of a horrible nature, while the de
velopment of the ordinary arms was such that
prior to the experience it had been freely pre
dicted that annihilation awaited the clashing
Prophesying is a dangerous pastime, and
particularly so in connection with war, its one
redeeming feature being that only few care to
record and preserve the predictions. Those who
live to see the next war will very likely rtote
the employment of a variety of inventions not
now familiar, but they also will probably see
employed the tactics and strategy that has come
down through the ages, and, which was old ih
the days of Hannibal. "The one who gets there
first with the most men" is,the one who usually
comes off victor, other things being equal.
-Passing the Buck. on Coal. ,
Consumers of soft coal hereabouts get a
Christmas gift in the way of an announcement
from the coal dealers that the 14 per cent in
crease in miners' wages is to be added to the
selling price of fueL Such a move might have
been looked for, in spite of the Garfield ' an
nouncement that the wage advance could be ab
sorbed by the ""operators. Setting up that the
resignation of Dr. Garfield as fuel administrator
and the "secret" agreement between the presi
dent and the miners does away with this pro
vision, the coal men are preparing to pass the
buck to the consumer once again. It is a great
game where : it is played right Here is a
chance for Attorney General Palmer to make
good on his talk about' enforcing the law. Fuel
still is under federal control, and fairness to
the public demands that hat control be properly
exercised. V .
Mr. Wilson evidently does not trust the
judgment of the senate on matters other than
the treaty. He has just sent in John Skelton
Williams for another round in connection with
the job of being comptroller of the currency.
Canucks are said to be turning a pretty
penny in buying up American money that wan
ders across the border. It is not as pretty as
their home-made kind, but it will purchase lot
more on the market.
Omaha's poitoffice is to be "motorized" by
by the substitution of trucks for street cars in
handling the mails. If this improves delivery
any it will be a welcome chanf
From the Baltimore American.
Living uport the periphery of the iphere of
which he is the boasted superior being, how lit
tle does man k'now of the globe he scrapes over
with his hoe or his pick. He knows its surface
for the crops he reaps.' He knows the subsur
face for the coal he mines. He knows the moun
tains for the minerals they bear. He knows the
earth for the utilities of living. He knows the
earth, also, for the fronded palm and the tes
selated fern, and for the lavished fruits and the
perfumery of the flowers. He knows the earth
for the clouds that are born of its waters, for
the flakes that congeal above it are precipitated
in a wonderfully woven mantle of, whiter He
knows the earth for the ; seas, with . their
opalescent tints. He knows the earth for the
lakes that brood amid the hills or stretch across
the plains. He knows the earth for the furry
denizens and the bevied songsters: He knows
the earth for the lights and the shadows that
chase across the fields. He knows the earth
for the romance that it. inspires and for the
songs it breathes to his heart, and for the in
spiration that it gives to bis sense of finer feel
ing. He knows the earth a id its treasures for
its dearth and its delights, its symbols and its
symphonies, its art galleries, its changeful and
ever-compelling beauty. He' knows the earth
for the crystal of rock and the gleam of the sun
Fie knows the earth as lighted and as. darkened,
as gray and gold, as glad and sad, as luring and
repelling. He knows the earth in upheaval and
in tremors, in the raging of hurricanes and in
the whispering of zephyrs. He knows the earth
as the home of the extinct saurians and the
abode of the infinite flora and fauna of the pres
ent. He knows the earth from the Azoic to the
present age. He knows the earth in its physical
boundaries and in . its environing atmosphere.
He knows the earth and joys in it or dreads it.
He knows the earth; man knows the earth of
The ranger of the rim must be the appella
tion given him by denizens of some higher
sphere, if there be such, looking down upon
him through myriad of years. He knows the
earth or surmises much about it from center to
circumference. Yet he knows so little of the
tides that flow and is awed by the thought that
"the earth hath bubbles as the water hath." He
knows the flower by its form, but nothing of
its generation. He knows the crystal by its
facets, but nothing as to the cause Of the va
riety of forms and colors it presents. He knows
the watfr by its composition and the force and
the steam it engenders. He knows the earth as
man knows the earth who has lived upon its rim
for millions 'of years, perhaps. He knows the
earth as the source of living and the repository
of the dead He knows the earth because he is
a ranger of its rim.
This is enough; this is beyond compass of
human thought; this is the very acme of living,
to know the earth, and to love the earthy and
to enjoy the earth, and to be a child of the
earth. This is enough; enough for man.
Man has thought and thought laughs at the
limitations of the rim ranger. It fares forth
and dwells with fairies and fays in the myotic
moonlight or swings forth upon the moonbeams
and seeks communion with the pfemets and stars
unseen; finds its abode in the highest heavens,
and delves down to the depth of the sea or wan
ders the pathless spaces of infinity. The rim
ranger owns the realm of the universe and
claims dominion of all time. So lightly planted
are his feet upon the rim of the earth that he
might well imagine that he lifts himself by his
thought beyond the rim and finds himself in
the mystical explorations where the imagina
tion delights to revel. The earth, how little
does he know of the earth in. its universe rela
tions, in its, placement in infinity and in space!
How little, yet he knows that all this belongs
tothe rim ranger, and he dares to frame new
worlds with the earth but a place of toe-touch;
while he wanders the ages and gleams from
immensity the beauty and the truth and the
mystical purport of the things of his little
cognizance as a ranger of the rim.,,.
France Wants the Auto Tourists
France is making systematic plans to attr,
the automobile tourist. Under ajiew order all
the "yillages in the country are to have their
names snown in eignt-incn letters on postomce,
police station and , the municipal offices. Na
tional toads will have red-painted mile-stones,
while the old-fashioned sign posts are to be re
placed by large blue enamel plates, with the
direction pi the next town, and its distance,
displayed in big white letters, so as to be easily
read from passing cars.
Arthur "Brooks "Baker ,
Some people like to gaily set their revenues
adrift. They view-with light and careless scorn
the exercise of thrift. They say that future care
may simply hustle for itself; that they decline
to practice conservation of their pelf. The coins
they get they freely spend in hectic haste and
zest, and peaceful comfort is a thing with which
they're seldom blest.
, To -neutralize their influence we need, some
brakes anld checks, or we'd surpass our proper
speed and dislocate our necks. To store and
guard the money which we sedulously make we
have the trusty Merchants' bank, whose head is
Luther Drake, wherein to keep us in the path
of rectitude and right, the root of frequent evil
can be, all locked up at night. .
He cultivates his customers-with manner
warm and bland, for courtesy is aces in the
Banker's careful haid.- The money does not
differ by a hair or by a mile, but there's a world
of meaning in a handshake or a smile. The
man who lends you courage to serenely hoe
your row is doing twice as much as if he mere
ly lent the dough.
So while- the other institutions climb the hill
uptown," he jollies his depositors and keeps
them coming down; -for real estate is higher
than the price of steak and eggs, quotations
being lower for the old-fashioned human legs.
From this example of success in practical
finance, let inspiration perk you up to cultivate
your chance. , ,
Next Subject: Charlei Fanning.
The Day We Celebrate.
Queen Alexandrine, consort of King Chris
tian of Denmark, born in Mecklenburg, 40 years
Henry M.; Morgan, .American consul-general
and high trade commissioner for the
United States in Belgium, born in New Or
leans, 59 years ago.
Bishop Richard G. Waterhouse of the
M. E. church, south, born in Rhea county, Ten
nessee, 64 years ago. , .
' Right Rev. Robert I Paddock, Episcopal
bishop of eastern Oregon, born in Brooklyn,
N. Y., 50 years ago. '' , '
Emanuel Lasker, one of the foremost of
chess experts,- born at ' Berlincben, Germany,
51 yean ago.;'
Thirty Yean Ago In Omaha. -
Christmas eve, and the thermometer at noon
registered 75 degrees. , 1 '
The engagement was announced of Miss
Grace Chambers to Mr. John Wilbur, the wed
ding to occur after Lent
x A Christmas dance wai given at the home
of Mr. Henry. Yates.
The Omaha guards appeared as minstrels
in a program of fun and frolic at Boyd's Opera
house for the entertainment , of their friends,
as well as for the pecuniary benefit of them
selves as an organization.
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 Advis You.'
Landlord and Tenant 1
A. I H. I occupy an office in
one of the downtown prominent of
fice buildings and. contrary to the or
ders of the fuel administrator, the
heat was turned off In the building
an, hour before the time It should
have been. As & consequence It was
impossible for me to use my office
during the period of time allowed by
the fuel administrator. - Am I enti
tled to a deduction In rent or can
I recover damages for the action of
the tenants of the building?
Answer You might be entitled to
damages provided you would succeed
in proving them, However, 1 doubt
the advisability of asking for a re
duction in rent or damages. .
' landlord and Tenant . y
W. Y. I rented space In the
building and the lease provided that
it was to be used for a billiard hall.
The fuel, administrator closed my
place of business. Can the landlord
collect rent during the time that I
was closed? -I understand that a
case was decided in this state that
where premises were rented for a
saloon and the law was passed put
ting the saloon out of business that
that terminated the contract.
Answer You are not entitled to
any deducticn. If the order had
been permanent there might be
some question about your being lia
ble on your contract but that is not
U. E. V. You cannot remain on
the farm. You are entitled to all
j. u. ii. write 10 west fUDiisn
Ing company, St. Paul, Minn., for
federal law and to the commission
er of labor, St. Paul, for Minnesota
G. H. D. We do not answer any
questions except through the columns
of the paper. : !
E.-C. S. You do not state suffi
cient facts in order for us to give
you an intelligent answer. Our ad
visee, however, would be for you to
see some local lawyer.
S. S. Five dollars a day. ,
S. P. 1. What are the legal
steps' to be taken by anyone wish
ing to be appointed guardian of a
feeble-minded person? 2. . Can the
business be transacted in a different
county from' where said interests
are? S. Can any one of the chil
dren cause said appointment to be
made without the knowledge of the
Answer 1. Apply to the county
court. 2. It can. v3. Yes.
N. S. D. We take your paper and
like it the best of the three Omaha
papers. Three weeks ago my broth
er was bitten by a mad dog in our
yard. We took him to the hospital.
The police came out and shot this
dog. who belonged to one of the
neighbors. They also shot our dog,
who had been righting witn tne man
dog. Our dog was a family pet and
we had him for five years. The man
who owned the mad dog told ua he
would pay the hospital bill. Can we
force him to pay damages for the
child and dog and the hospital bill?
Answer If the owner' knew the
dog was vicious and dangerous you
S C. F. Will you answer
through your legal1 advice columns
what constitutes a legal will in the
state of Ohio?
Answer Any person of full age,
sound mind and memory and under
no restraint can make a will in Ohio.
It may be handwritten or typewrit
ten, signed at the end thereof by the
party making the same, or by some
other person in. his presence, and by
his express direction attested and ac
knowledged in the presence of two
- - ' Inheritance.
C. E. S. In case a small inher
itance comes from one state into
another, up"x what amount does an
inheritance '. tax become due , and
which state collects same? t
.Answer It all depends iipon.the
laws of the state where the person
dies as well as where the heir lives.
Ordinarily the tax is paid in the
state where the person died. .
S. S. WMiile employed by a, stock
rancher I had my foot broken iwhile
making repairs on a hay stacker.
One of the employes caused the ac
cident by causihg part of the stacker
to fall. Am I entitled to damage, if
so,' does my case come under the
workmen's compensation law?
There were about eight employes on
the ranch. When would it be barred
by- the statute of limitations?
Answer A stock rancher is classi
fied as a. farm laborer, so that the
workmen compensation law does
not apply. The statute of limitation
is four years. Your right of recov
ery would depend upon your show
ing that the proximate cause of
your injury was due to you employ
L. H. H. Would you please an
swer In your Free Legal Aid column
the following: My father owns a
320-acre farm In Mills, county, Iowa,
which he bought 25 or 30 years ago,
got the deed and contract for the
same, sent the deed to the county
recorder" to be recorded and was re
turned in due time, and not having
a good place to keep such things he
took It to the local bank for safe
keeping. Now they promised to
keep it, but lost it instead. The
cashier and other people at the
bank were never able to locate this
deed, although we have had them
look for It a number of times, and
this has been lost for 25 years. Now
can this deed in some crook's hands
ever cause trouble? What should
be done to be sure of a perfect title?
Answer Would advise going to
county recorder to see if the deed
was recorded. If recorded the fact
that the recorded deed was lost or
stolen could not inure to the benefit
of anybody and you need not worry
about It. However, if the deed was
not recorded, then It would be neces
sary to bring suit to quiet title.
Arrest Wabllity of Officer.
i; u j. t . 1 1 1 . v . " - - - .
wrongful arrest and now I have been
threatened witn euit. I wisn you
would let me know through the col-
vAiii. nnni wViAthar I am
absolved from liability for my con
duct by reason or tne ract mai i was
acting under orders of my superior
Answer You are not absolved
from liability for the reason that a
police officer is conclusively pre
nm.ii n irnnw hta Hntv and to re
frain from acting outside of euoh
Railroad Company Negligence.
m u T. tutkiIa rMIno- aii o trfljn
It 1 x- imiio ....... o -- --
coming into Omaha I stepped Into
the ; gentlemen's wasnroum uu m
dbing so stumbled over a cuspidor
on the floor In the washroom. I
could not see, owing to the curtained
doorway. I do not know who placed
th cusbidor In the doorway.! Is the
company liable? ' ' .
Answer unaer in mti
the company would not be liable.
ForGirb to Make
For Your Christmas Party.
, ' By Carolya Sharwia Bailer,
The Christmas party table ought
to be the most beautiful decorated
one of the whole year. You may
have an attractive scheme of deco
ration,, carry it out yourself, and at
slight cost Make some large snow
balls of cotton batting, wrapping a
small gift in each. Cover these with
white crepe paper, dust them with
frost powder to make them sparkle,
and pile them in the center of the
table. Buy some of the little card
board holders for sweets known as
ice cups. Paint these with water
Colors in holly red and green, and
fill them with sugar almonds, yhich
look like tiny snowballs. Place one
of these Christmas baskets at each
guest's place at the table. These
and the snowballs in the center make
welcome favors. ,
A Christmas Tree for Each Guest
Individual paper drinking cups
hold these little trees, or the small
cardboard flower pots that the green
houses use now. Either are easily
obtained. Color the cup or pot a
bright crimson, and fill it with white
sand. A wooden meat skewer makes
the trunk of the tree; Cut strips of
green tissue paper and fringe them.
Coat the skewer with thin glue and
wind the fringed green around it un
til it takes the form and shape of a
small evergreen tree. Then, thrust
it into the sand, which holds it up
right. These Christmas trees, one
at each place, or given as. souvenirs
at the Christmas party, are very
unique and pretty. The clever girl
will be able to attach a small gift
to each one, or tie candies to them.
Your Christmas party will not be
complete without the jolly, snappers
with fortunes' inside that all boys
and girls have enjoyed from the old
days of merry England. But why
rot get the plain ones, a dozen or
so, and dress them up just as you
Bits of red or green silk may be
fringed and tied around them with
holly ribbon. They may be covered
with scarlet crepe paper and tied
with holly ribbon. A bit of real
holly may be fastened to each, or a
small figure of Santa Claus, Cut from
a picture postcard may decorate
them. -Pass a. basket of these gay
snappers, and see the delight of your
guests. v ' - '
(Next week: "'A Costume for Your
New Year's Party.")
Boys' and Girls' Newspaper Service. Copy
right, 1919, by J. H. Millar.
A certain alderman was lying ill.
One morning a friend sent a Jar
of brandled cherries and later called
to see him.
. "I want to thank you for these
delicious brandied cherries," said the
"I thought you would like them
as well aa anything," said the
"Yes, yes,' Indeed." he "asserted,
with his characteristic smile, "and
how much more I appreciated the
spirit in which they were sent:"
Houston Post '
No Increase in Senators.
The new census next year, it Is
announced, will mean more repre
sentative! in congress. Thanks be
to the good old constitution, how
ever, it will not mean any more sen
ators. Savannah News.
'BUSINESS IS GOOD THANK YOU'
LV. Nicholas Oil Company
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For.Boys to Make
Making a Wardrobe Chest
By Great M. Hyda.
For one or two dollars any Vny
can make a wardrobe chest so use
ful and attractive that it will find
a place in the finest bedroom. It
isn t likely that his mother will let
him sell it, but, if the does, he will
make a good profit. This is how
to do it:
Go to a drygoods or shoe store
and get a good, strong box, 32 to
42 inches long, 18 to 24 inches Wide,
and 12 to 18 inches deep. Nail tight
ly all loose boards to make it as
strong as possible.
If necessary, get some good three
quarter inch boards from another
box for the lid; fasten them togeth
er with two or three strong cleats
on the upper side, making a solid
lid that fits exactly and lies evenly.
It must be strong because someone
will be sitting on it every day. Nail
the lid in place lightly; screw on
two hinges; pull out the nails; and
the top part of the box is done.
Next turn the box upside down
and put a castor on each of the
four corners. The ball-bearing cas
tors that are fastened on with small
screws are best. Examine the box
again and complete the work of car
pentry by smoothing off all rough
edges and corners.
Cover the box inside and out with
cloth stretched tightly and fast
ened on with small tacks. Any
good strong fabric of a serviceable
color will be all right; denim is
good. It is best to put some cotton
padding under the cloth that cov
ers the lid.
If the work is neatly done, and
the color of the cloth matches, the
color scheme of the room where the
box is to be kept, the result will
be as fine a chest as any mother
(Next weelt: f'A Creeper for Fath
feoss ana Girls' Newspaper Service.
Copyright.. 1919. by J. H. Millar.
' We're World Beaters.
If it is Carranza's Idea to engage
in a letter writing contest with
Washington somebody ought to tell
him we can beat him at that Phil
SAID TO BE FUNNY.
"I always ajr thai stout frUnS ef
"On a oar' I can tWa tny sat t a ajlrl,
but ha caa llva his aaat to tour (iris.'
"Hawkins Is Tiry fonS ef his hone.
"Why, no: ha hataa him."
"Tnat'a oussr. I saw Mm rldlne In tha
park tha othar day. and ha had his arms
about th inlmal s ntck. Dallas Nsws.
Musi-Ins I navar know " anyona to ba
tuoh a stickler for tha Itttla nlostlas of so
cial form as Dollltla.
Busrlns Taa; Dollltla wouldn't avsn (o
to work unlssa tea had raeaivsd an en
gravsd Invitation. Philadelphia Record.
- Judca Tou any you ara anlnf this man
because ha did not blow hla horn bsfor
he ran Into youT
Plaintiff t didn't say - ho didn't blow
hla horn. I said that I couldn't hear II.
His old ear rattled too much. Pearson a
Weakly. ti t
Tea Hea What runs across the floor
without less? -leepy
I don't know; what? .
- Tea Hea Water. Nebraska Awrwaa. ,
"Now there's aoma talk ef a ralher'a
"Aw, father doesn't want a day. QW
him a nllht off." Louisville Courier
Journal. 1 - i
"Anyhow the klda en our street are
riant un to tha minute."
"Tea. Thsy've formsd a Issrua or
netahborhoods to prevent flghta." Ustrolt
"Our Imports ' and exports are keeping
up, I sea." '
"Tea, and our deport ara folnf to be
good, too." Boston Transcript.
Rev. William Frederick Feld, Instrucl.-r
of public speaking st Crelfhton university,
who recently publshed a book of poem
entitled "After Hours," hae written a new
poem and sends It to The Bee for pub
lication. A number of hla poems have
been published In periodicals, Including: the
Literary Digest . . , .
You ssy you know m through1 sml
So like an open hook I He,
My fallings all so plain to you: ' '
Well, Usreat, this is my reply:
As books ara writ 'tis so- they stsy,
Sometimes men chsngs, then may not I?
T, toe, have read myself aright.
The pages do not please so well:
I've made the Old Tear'e ecannlng light
Upon old sins and errora dwell
I've paid for some of these In tears
What others cost me, wlvo can tellT
The Old Tear's benn my tutor wis,
His counsels will not be In vain.
Think you I mean to close mine eyes .'
iAnd blunder as before again?
Our faulta are stepping atones, whereby
We steeper, nobler heights attain.
WILLIAM FREDERICK FELD.
Men's Suits, .
AT GREATLY REDUCED
Come and get your first pick.
Sale will continue for only a
314 North 16th St.
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to you, is, that we wish for
you a happy Holiday Sea
Son and a full measure "of
success and prosperity for the
New Year and for the years
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confidence ana co-opera-
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cers of the Bank
will bend their
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ture as in thj past.
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