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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1919.
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What The Bee Stands Fort
Respect for the law and maintenance of
2. Speedy and certain punishment of crime
through the .regular operation of the
courts. v - '
3. Pitiless publicity and condemnation of
inefficiency lawlessness and corrup
tion in ofpee.
4. Frank recognition and commendation
,of honest and efficient public service.
5. Inculcation of Americanism aa the true
basis of good citizenship.
Good morning; great day, wasn't it?
"Black Jack" Pershing is at last among his
The letter carrier and the expressman are
both glad it is over.
It will be. dry upon the ocean, just the same
Is on the land, so far as Uncle Sam controls.
For once .Norman Hapgood had nothing to
say, but wait till he gets on the job again.
v Illinois women also are going after high
prices rough shod. Every little drop helps just
that much. ' . I
Belgium wantt to be free to choose her own
friends, and therefore is not frantic over the
, League of Nations. ' ' -
"Tom" Marshall predicts that anything may
happen at the democratic convention. Not with
"Old Doc" Brym steering.
,, ' Another plebiscite in Fiume hat ; gone
t'.s. against d'AnnuniioJ1 This makes it'horse and
4 "'.horse. Now for the rubber. . .
a mmm mm mmm aw mwam .
j'. Just the thought of. a boycott started eggs
I ,'and butter going down grade here. A real jolt
. might relieve the situation a lot v
j. lit was Admiral Sims, "yon may recall, who
exposed the Fourth of July fake to which the
'name of.Josephus Daniels was signed.
. Some army bugler missed a fine chance when
the Pershing train went through Omaha. He
-might have gained immortality by sounding re'
Veille.v V -;-
Hides have declined IS cents a pound within
a fortnight and seem on the toboggan. How
long will it take for this word to reach the
I Mexico proposes to close the gates to
Orientals. If will be as well for the future of
that country, if it expects to attain a high plane
: . of civilization.
A London mother boasts hat her 9-year-old
son understands stock-ticker quotations as well
as a grown person. That is not much any kid
of that age can do as well.
If some actors were to follow the example
of the Newark school board and drop "The
Merchant of Venice" '.from their repertory, the
, stage would be the gainer and the grand old
play would suffer less in reputation.
Facing Old Problems
I do not want to seem to prohpesy, but it is
fairly certain that the Roumanian question will
i be in the fore for some years to come. It
-will take more than some compromise made in
Paris or Washington, really to reconcile south
ern Slavs and Italians to any conceivable solu
tion of their Adriatic dispute.' There is no ab
solute right or wrong in any of these complica
ted race differences. If I . were an Italian in
Fiume I would prefer to fight to the death than
become a subject of the present king of Serbia.,
If I were a Serbian, a Jugo-Slav, I would make
any sacrifice rather than permit my country to
be excluded from the sea and thus placed in
economic servitude to the Italian. Self-de-
termination is an admirable principle, but it be
comes inapplicable when, as in .the Banat, no
race has a majority and a separation on the
basis of ethnic elements leads to an economic
- As to a real world settlement, we shall not
have it until Russia achieves some form of
order, until Germany decides to live in conform
ity with the principles of western civilization,
until the smaller races of middle and south
eastern Europe reach a modus vivendi. In so
far as the Paris conference undertook to reor
ganize the world on a permanent basis and be
come a sort of super-governing body, it failed.
It could not punish and placate Germany. It
could not crush and tolerate bolshevism, it
could not preserve the solidarity between its
component parts, when the several parts quar-
reled over details in the settlement.
- The alliance against Germany could, in spite
of obvious difficulties, incidental to all alliances,
make war, because it was equally a, matter of
life and death for all the allies to defeat the
German. . No such unifying influence, - com
pelled co-operation in peacemaking, the
Frenchman who would fight to save France
from the invading German would not go to
Russia to crush bolshevism. With the coming
of the armistice) separate nations automatically
resumed their own individualities and the effort
to preserve the old conditions failed immedi
ately. Frank H. Simonds in American Review
- A CONTRAST IN METHODS.
Americans art not yet finished congratulating
themselves that the government has won a
great victory over the meat packers. It has re
quired great combinations of capital to limit
tht scope of their activity, tha only effect of
which will be to require that capital to -subdivide
and work under different same. In
contrast to this it may be noted that England
has recently knighted the head of a great meat
packing firm because of his contribution to the
public service, in the way of handling foods.
For the same 'service in America the packers
were pursued in court, until they surrendered.
. At Sheffield, the great English cutlery cen
ter, the master cutlers have just formed a com
bination that on this side would be labeled a
"trust,", and against which outcry would im
mediately be made.. The J. & P. Coats (Ltd.)
company has just paid a 40 per cent dividend,
and is'sued a stock bonus of $35,000,000 in order
to capitalize its surplus. Such a transaction at
the moment in America would occasion unlim
ited discussion of monopoly, profiteering, "stock
melons" and anti-trust legislation.
. "British co-operative mercantile associations
increased in membership almost 1,000,000 within
the last year, while the aggregate turn-over of
these institutions mounted to the enormous
total of $186,000,000. In! this country the ad
vantages of co-operative buying and selling are
employed only by the chain stores, but even
these actually offer the consumer an appreciable
chance for saving.
Are we as a nation on the right track? Has
instinctive sympathy for the little fellow always
been well placed? It still is a trait of human
nature to buy as cheaply and sell as dearly as
p'ossible, but do we not go too faf sometimes
in our efforts to escape the dangers of an op
pressive monopoly? - '
Navy Lid Coming Off.
The, declination of a medal of honor by Ad
miral Sims was not the act of an insubordinate
officer, but the proper protest of a gallant sailor,
jealous of the honor of the' service, and right
eously indignant at what he considers the- in
justice of the course followed by his superior.
In the awarding of honors of war such favorit
ism has already been noted as puts a rather low
estimate on the medals that are supposed to in
dicate extraordinary service of some sort. The
man who really deserves one will not worry
over the matter, but the public can not help but
wonder when it sees the emblems of distinction
conferred right and left on those who did not
more than their plain, unmistakable duty and
without especial risk.
In the navy Admiral Sims presented a list of
officers for recognitiqn because of the merit of
their servke. He finds that the secretary of the
navy has disregarded his recommendations, giv
ing high honors to those whom the admiral had
recommended for the lesser, and vice versa. In
the face of this deliberate setting aside of his
judgment, the offended leader of the battle
squadron can not conscientiously accept a medal
that places him on a footing with those who did
not earn it
It will be, and is, contended that the secre
tary of the navy has cted within his rights and
authority in substituting his own for the judg
ment of the admiral in this matter. But which
is the better qualified to make a final determina
tion as to the merits of the services for which
the officers are to be distinguished? Sims was
in command and knows what each did, and how
it was done; Daniels has only the admiral's re
ports and recommendations which he sets aside.
This opens the door to a suspicion that some
exterior influence hat affected the outcome. ,
v The lid is bound to come off when congress
meets agaip, for the situation it too serious to
be smothere'd by bureaucratic procedure,
For An International
Mexican Women Suspicious,
That American women who come proffering
relief are in reality propagandists is said to be
the belief of Mexicans, who point out that they
are quite able to properly distribute any con
tributions that may be sent for the succor of
their needy. Something like sense may be noted
in this. We as a nation have come to look
upon ourselves as especially commissioned to
organize 'and manage all the charity work of
the world. The ambition is a lifty and noble
one, but occasionally it runs counter to pride
or distrust. Intended objects of our generosity
do not understand our motive, and dubiqusly
view us as we come bearing gifts. Assistance
need not be abandoned, because of this, how
ever. Aid to Mexican may be rendered just as
well by employing the means for distribution
that exist there. If it be found that the pur
pose of charity .has miscarried, then will be
time enough to insist on control. Cultivation
of friendly relations with our southern neigh
bors may be advanced by showing some dispo
sition to trust them in the matter of relieving
distress in their own country.
, Japan and the Mandates.
Again the touchy Japanese are making
reservations in regard to some phases of the
Treaty of Versailles, as it is about to be applied.
The mandates as worked out in connection with
former German colonies do not give them all
the rights they possessed before the war, and
to this they object. In those islands that are
awarded to Australia as mandatory, a racial
line is drawn against the Japanese. This hits
them in the sorest place. When Woodrow Wil
son killed the amendment to the treaty, offered
by Baron Makino last February, he did not end
the aspirations of the Japanese to secure recog
nition on racial as well as political and indus
trial lines. They want equality with the white
races. Short of this they will not be content. It
was denied them in the Peace conference; it is
again denied them in the application of the man
dates. Japan may acquiesce in the decision of
the supreme council, where three nations voted
against them, but the question will not be set
tled this way. Japan remembers and waits.
From the Chicago Tribune.
Sir George Paish, one of the leadrhsr authori
ties on finance in Great Britain, has made a
suggestion which ought to be given serious at
tention by the appropriate authorities. He urges
that an international financial conference be
held at Washington to work out the problem
of international credits.
At present the situation is chaotic. The bal
ance of exchange ' makes normal international
. l T-' ILl- !- !
iiauc relations iinpussiuic. curopc is in ucs-
perate need of our produce but cannot take
them at the sacrifice the present condition im
poses, or is without present means of paying for
Exchange must be stabilized. Credit tmfst
be granted. Sir George points out that Great
Britain, hitherto the chief banker of the world,
has nothing to lend; whereas he estimates we
have an annual surplus of from $4,000,000,000 to
$5,000,000,000. In fact it is unquestioned that
the United States is the foundation of interna
tional financial stability in this crisis, and that
upon our resources European reconstruction
must be built., .
But this we all recognize is a tremendous
problem. America does not propose to be
drawn into disaster. It has a right to protect
its own security and its own interest It can
function in this crisis, safely, efficiently and
profitably, only if it uses its best brains and
makes wise combination of its resources. The
government and the great private financial
agencies of the nation must unite for the per
formance of perhaps the 'most important and
difficult task in our financial history. And they
must counsel with and work out a system in
conjunction with Great Britain, France and the
other chief economic powers for a broad re
construction. Credit must be granted to na
tions which are in need of our products, raw
and manufactured, and which are capable of
building up their strength with proper aid.
Proper terms and , securities must be formu
lated; trade relations must be worked out.
Moreover, this must done at the earliest
possible moment. The economic and financial
conditions of the world are in a dangerous
state of i flux or in an exhausting stagnation.
International trade, which is vital to our exist
ence, is paralyzed or demoralized. We cannot
afford to delay effective, vigorous measures to
meet these problems.
"We urge, therefore, the immediate calling of
a conference of the highest character with
plenary powers. We think the place of meet
ing should be Washington, inasmuch as Amer
ican responsibilities are the heaviest and the
time set should be as early as practicable.
Why America Is Slow
Mr. Lloyd George's speech in the House of
Commons shows a natural, if concealed, im
patience over America's slowness with the
peace treaty. It is difficult for a British premier
to realize just the conditions that have pro
duced this situation. .' ' ,
Before Mr. Lloyd George went to the peace
conference he asked the country for a vote of
confidence and got it. Had he failed he would
not have gone to Paris. Before Mr. Wilson
went"' to the conference he asked the country
for a vote of confidence and was turned down.
Nevertheless he went to Paris ana insisted on
negotiating a covenant for a league of nations
which was a radical departure from the na
tion's foreign policy. He did thps not only in
the face of the country's adverse vote, but with
out consulting the leaders of the opposition
whose consent he had to have to ratify the
work done in Paris.
Such a situation would be almost incon
ceivable to a British statesman, where no pub
tic man can remain in office after he has lost
the support of the people as represented in the
House of Commons.' But since MrLloyd
George recognizes that it actually exists he will
see that the treaty has precipitated in America a
oontest between democratic government and
executive autocracy which must be settled in
favor of democracy before the treaty can be
ratified, i . ' ,
The treaty of neace could be ratified todav
provided it could be separated from the league
covenant which the president has sought to
force through the senate against its will by
making it a rider en the peace settlement
Kansas City Star.
Dij alrtfiur "Brooks "Baker
CHARLES E. FANNING.
The democratic donkey ,is a beast who's
blithe and gay when he is duly nourished with
the proper kind of nay. His favorite subsistence
is the tallest sort of kale. His method of con
sumption is to eat it by the bale. His life
would be undoubtedly precarious and tough ex
cept that friends produce for him that grand
The voter is a citizen of eminence and use,
but not so necessary as the guys who can
produce. In this distinguished cpterie was
Charles E. Fanning placed. He had a vital
bank account which could not be effaced. He
did not help the party's cause with mere and
simple gas, but catered to its frequent needs
with checks of size and class. .
And when his loyal services came up for
loyal pay, the radiant postmastership was'
handed out his way. This favor from vour
l Uncle Sam is quite a tempting job; the candi-
aates in xoto maae a large ana trenziea moD.
But where there is a single place there's but a
single chance, and disappointed democrats must
find their name is pants.
He chafes' against the long red tapewhich
hinders every move. His nature is not fitted
for a fixed, established groove. He yearns for
independence with emotions strong and tense,
and, we shall live to see the day when he will
jump the fence, will thrive again in action full
of enterprise and zest, the more and merrier be
cause he's been so long' repressed.
(Next subject John L. Kennedy.)
The Chicago public refused to stand for the
gentle gouge of the Christmas tree profiteers,
and as a consequence got the greens cheaper
than ever. Sometimes boycott really works.
Clenienceau says there will be no composi
tion with the Soviets. When Russians come to
their senses, the allies will be glad to do busi
ness with them, but not sooner. ' '
"A Christmas gambol oft would cheer a
poor man's heart through half the year," but we,
hope memories of yours will last longer than
Dr. Renner would' like to have the Allies
name a dictator for Austria. Colonel House
M .W. I, IqaA Bia&t bj Available t
The Day We Celebrate.
Ralph E. Sunderland, late vice president of
Sunderland Bros, company, born in 1871.
Morgan G. Bulkeley, governor of Connecti
cut, Un'tel States senator, and first president
of the National Base Ball league, bftrn at East
Haddam, Conn., 81 years ago.
Rt. Rev. Henry Bond Restarick, Episcopal
missionary bishop of Honolulu, born in Eng
land, 64 years ago.
Carl E. Mapes, representative in congress
of the Fifth Michigan district born in Eaton
county, Michigan, 45 years ago.
Stanley W. Merrell, recently appointed a
judge of the Ohio supreme court, born at Cin
cinnati, 43 years ago.
William D. Stephens, the present governor
of Calfiornia, born at Eaton, O., 60 years ago.
Thirty Years Ago in Omaha.
Dr. and Mrs. Peabody gave a eird party in
honor of Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Lemon, sisters
of Mrs. H. W. Yates, who were here visiting
from St Joseph.
The Christmas cantata, "Saint Nicholas,"
was presented at Kountze Memorial church by
the members of the Sunday school under the
management of Mrs. Regina Atwater.
The Omaha Guards gave a dance at the
Miss Mable Balcombe left for California to
be gone for the winter.
Thomas Miller accepted an offer to become
general freight agent of the Chicago, Burling
ton and Quincy railroad, following the resig
MS19A fit Aul J&9I191
On the Mlttenf Side.
Superior, Neb., Dee, 20. To the
Editor nf Tha Raa? Thin in
be much loose talk about the miners
not aoingr enougn work to supply
tha nipAKiui.rv mAim t .n.l
and cartoons are bein; made' from
time to time showing: the miners
in a detrimental attitude.
T)n vnti riknllA what vnfi.
ai.lA a.Mklner fnt Vrhatl VlAV rlamanH
a five-day week of six hours each 7
xno miners aeiaom are permitted
to put In as much as SO hours in
anv on v.k Inr) thav want at l.mt
that much time guaranteed by the
operators so iney may nave some
idea ot "where they get oft." The
m In erri are ranriv in
j Vw v aa, BvatQu
hours, out not to do so one day, re
port as usual tne next and find a
bllllAtin RtAttna' thai nnnl1 t n
n v v v v. ." iiu
work todav anrl ha trant In IvnAfa...
of how much they were to be able
to mates in any one week. They
want to have some understanding
of how they are able to live and a
basis upon which to figure that living-,
and not to be longer under the
ahsolnta rlnmlnatlnn nt th
tors, and if they are permitted to
wurn six nours every aay ror nve
davs each week, thara win ha nn
shortaee of ronl. rather thara nHii ha
a large surplus, and prices will tum-
uic. xna operators seriously ODJect
to this, and that Is why they are
spreading: a nronaeanda. nf thi. evai.
day week of six hours each and giv
ing mo unmmaiea tne impression
that they, the operators, are trying
to save them from bolshevism. The
operators want to continue to work
the mines in the same old way two
or thraa dava a tvaalr urnrlr ..v
old dav and uton anv nM th.i,
will, keep the miner on the anxious
neai an tno time, so ne may always
be subservient and never have
enough to be independent.
I am opposed to most of tthe
"Isms" except Americanism", which
I believe means Justice and fair play,
ecrual onrjortnnftv. and monv nttia,.
good . things, and I also believe that
any one who tries or does, knowing
ly, create a false Impression is not
a good American. T alan haiiava that
any newspaper that withholds the
iacis in any case ror semsh purposes
ot: any otner. is not entitled te be
recognized aa .a. r1nt A m..i..
I have been nonnartad vrrith a
New York newspaper for some time
past snreadiner tha rn.n.1
QUUlVI V II 1J n.
Americanism. I have come in con
tact wirn many large employers of
labor. Many of these men have
already recognized that inw woo
not a purchasable commodity in the
open marKet, out a numan factor In
Indtiatrv and mnat ha iAnAcvniAj na
. . . j .uwglll.ou OO
SUch. Flirthermnra vhtiT thl
idea has been put la operation cap-
iuj.1 ana jaDor, or, ratner, I prefer
the words, employer and employes,
have had nn trnnhla ftfttnut Via. In
creased, cost decreased and efficien
cy exerted ny an Tactions. -.
There should be no trouble in flnd
Inc nut what tha av.n.a ...... U m
hours the miner has .heretofore
worked, and It Is not necessary to
take the operators' word for it. Seek
as well elsewhere. Then when you
have the true situation give your in
loraianon to tne puDiic. i have ad
mired your stand on many ques
tions since I have been in Nebraska
and I hope to see you take some ac-
tion in this particular case.
R. F. STONESTREET.
What About Sugar?
Omaha. Dee. 22. To tha PMitn
The Bee: Whv ran not wa nannTa
In Omaha get any Bugar?
mere were miles and miles, of
suar oeets raised in Nebraska and
10.000 oeonln warn nmnlnvtil culti
vating sugar beets and harvesting
inem. me sugar lactones in Ne
braska all had a busy season making"
iiiuiKuis oi tons or sugar; so in other
states. The nearest sugar factory
is in Grand Island, only 150 miles
from Omaha, and we taxpayers and
Citizens of tha atata nf Mah.ta
cannot get and cannot buy any sugar
Two weeks asm a ladv did cat fmm
her grocery store where she always
uuys, one pouna or yellow sugar at
22 cents a pound. What is the Idea
to keep the sugar out of people's
reacn: "uoa's mills grind slowlv,
but sure." The profiteers, they will
get their reward, if not here, in a
iuiuie wona; A. B
Why Uproot the Army Store?
Omaha, Dee. 22. To the Editor
or une Bee: The army retail store
conducted by the War department in
the basement of the Omaha Audi
torium is Omaha's most busy place
these days. During the past three
months the people of Omaha. Coun
cil Bluffs and surrounding country
have made a beaten path to its
doors. Its only advertisement is its
loving friends. A defy of a mighty
government to the profiteers that
infest this after-the-war period.
x ne peopie or umana nave a right
to know what powerful Influences
are at work on our city government
to rreeze this war department re
tail store out of the basement of the
Auditorium which was built by the
people or oma.ua, under the pretense
that the basement is also wanted bv
a cement show that is to occupy the
Auditorium during early January. In
ract i understand the War depart
ment has already received notice
from the city commission to vacate
the basement on or about January
l next, thus discontinuing the army
retail store In this city. -
Our courageous War department
that crossed the seas and won a
frightful world's war, has' installed
tnese ' retail stores in all tne large
cities of America as a challenge to
the profiteer. It has been a god
send and surely a Santa Claus for
Omaha.' The Omaha city hall clique
must not be permitted to thus slap
our national government in the face
by driving this retail store out of a
building owned by the people of this
Let all the Improvement clubs and
civic bodies rise' en masse and pro
test to our city commissioners
against forcing the army retail store
out of the basement or tne people's
Auditorium. Let the so-called
Chamber of Commerce," which as It
now exists is nothing but a profiteer
ing club, go way back and sit down.
Let the voice of the people be heard
on this vital subject.
MATTHEW X GREEVT.
Something About Boycotts.
Omaha, Dec. 23. To the Editor
of The Bee: The article in last eve
ning's issue headed "Women May
Force Egg Prices Down" was inter
esting. But actions speak louder
than words. The threatened boy
cott by the women resembles our
federal attorney's threat of punish
ing the profiteers "after the holi
days." Procrastination Is dangerous.
7 The boycott administered to' the
Irish landlord, "Captain Boycott,"
surpassed any procedure of the law
as conducted by our city, county,
state and federal barristers.
The women's clubs and labor or
ganizations are only mutual admira
tion societies. Because they are not
concerned in the general public.
There is something more than pecu
niary gain and society recognition
expected from the benevolent and
Necessity is the mother of inven
tion and if the women's clubs and la
bor organizations would only concen
trate they would find way to pre
vent these twentieth century ban
dits from profiteering. "
4 By BELLS CASH HARRINGTON.
Is window cleaning a work too
commonplace to attract you? Think
twice before you turn it down, for it
is one of the best after-school jobs
you can fid. The "tools" needed are
not expensive and the cash returns
are large in proportion to the time
spent in work.
There are a great many ways of
washing windows, but here is one
of the easiest and best.
Get two good-sized chamois skins
(if you can, get two which have
been used for washing automobiles.
They will be better, as the new ones
are apt to be gummy). Have two
pails half full of soft water to which
you have added one tablespoonful of
.household ammonia to each half
bucket of water. If there is a great
deal of soot on the outside of the
window, use a separate cloth to wipe
off the worst of it Then wash the
Every Day Science
Why Doesn't Our Phone Ring?
By GRANT M. HYDE.
"Browni are on the same t 'c
phone line with us, Dad, for I can
near Jack talking sometimes, but
our phone doesn't ring when theirs
does. Why?" , '
"It's because of a new system of
selective ringing for party lines
glass quickly with the wet chamois.
Fold the chamois in the second
bucket, twice, keeping it very
smooth; wring it until every par
ticle of water is out of it smooth
it out again and go over every part
of the glass. The idea is not to rub
the window, but merely to take up
the water. The windows will be
clear, with a beautiful polish.
Rinses the chamois carefully after
each half window, and be careful not
to let the first water dry on the
glass before wiping it with the sec
ond chamois. -
You will be surprised to" find how
many of your neighbors and friends
will be glad to hire their windows
washed regularly once a month
some of them perhaps once a week.
Two boys can work together to good
advantage, and it will not be i bad
plan to distribute cards announcing
that you wilj do the work. Make a
sliding scale of so much per window;
this will be much more profitable
than working by the hour. A fair
price would probably be from 6 to
15 cents per window, but that will
be governed by wages in your home
"Daily Duty Calen-
Boys and atria Newapaper Berrloa.
Copyright, It If, by J. H. Millar.
OUT OF THE ORDINARY.
Suicidal tendency is three times
as pronounced in men as In women.
The velocity of electricity far ex
ceeds that of light. Light travels at
the rate of 186,400 miles a second;
electricity at the rate of 248,500
miles a' second. '
The celebrated Muzo mine In Co-
intvthia fa tha nnltf nnina In that coun
try which produces emeralds, and so
far as Is known is the only mine of
its Kina in tne worio.
The last act in the life of the fe
male cochineal Insect is to Jay a
inrira numW nf ecrST. UDon which
her dead body rests, protecting them
from tne nurnmg rays oi tne sun
until the little ones emerge.
Tha tar that n Inrr in India con
sists of nine members is voot gen
erally known. Anotner point aooui
the Indian Jury is that the Judge in
the case of a division of opinion may
refuse to accent the verdict if he
thinks the majority too small.
During tne past year, irom juiy.
true in T,,lv 1019 the cost for the
nf tha 22 articles of
food has increased 13 per cent. This
is based on tne average retau pru:
charged in 80 cities and on the aver
age family consumption of each ar
ticle of food.
One of the most extraordinary re
cent discoveries In regard to plants
Is that they are conscious of wireless
messages. Experts wno nave ex
perimented in the matter declare
that plants receive and make a re-
nnnnc. i. nHraleaa messaares. and
that the response can be detached
by the newer electrical instruments.
The latter are so sensitive that they
can detect and register the minutest
internal movements in plants.
The rarest of all precious woods
is said to be the calamander, a tree
which grows in Ceylon, where it is
i i Mt.ai.Ant aura Tha wood is
beautifully mottled in veining when
polished, but Its almost priceless
value is due a good deal to its, rarity.
a. iima tha trees ware auite
rtb k 1 V, w.v "
plentiful in Ceylon, but only a com
paratively ISW specimens remain,
and all of these are numbered and
jealously guarded by the govern
A very effective agent for moisture-proofing
wood has been found
i ainmlmim leaf cnattnar. This
111 ail aHuiiuwu". '
coating practically insulates the
wooa against any cnaugc m nns.
pheric conditions and Is particularly
valuable for use where accurate
form and balance must be main
tained, as would be necessary in an
- OUR NATIONAL GAME.
A car tinker la rood In Ma way.
It takea a farmer to put up the nay. i
Soma people, advocating tha rallroada to
Might be mora adapted to herding the
While Americana admire both nerve and
You may take their bat, but not the hall.
Wa uaed to think' rlchea whan a million
Our congress now mentions billions In
To talk for five days, to make a balk,
Tha batter may linger to coma to the
Whan ha strikes, however, the ball will
To aave Urn In looking, go outside the
When ear country la In need.
A true American will give and bleed.
After our Ills have been cured
And further sacrifice to be endured,
To aee our aavlnga go a hiking,
la neither to our way or liking.
viMtv rexeeat amkua act rtuBura
j isfkirte I
which was recently invented. Most
cities have it now to replace the old
system, in which each party had .a
different number of rings. To un
derstand this selective system you
must know what goes on inside a
"Trace the wires in the drawing,
which is a diagram rather than an
exact picture of the inside of a tele
phone. The whole business, you see,
depends upon whether the receiver
is hung up, for the receiver hook is
the switch that separates Jthe bell
circuit from the talking x circuit.
That's! why central cannot call us
when the receiver is down.
"When central wishes to ring our
phone or call us. she presses a but
ton which turns current into our
line. The current comes in at A,
runs along the wire to D, then along
the hook to E, then up the wire to
the bell at M, then back out again
at B to the outside line. When I
take down .the receiver the spring
pulls up the hook so that it touches
F instead of E. Then the line cir-.
cuit runs from A, through D, then
F, then .H, through the receiver,
back to H and K, through the trans
mitter, then back to the line at B.
"When our phone rings, the' cur
rent, while passing through our bell'
jcircuit passes through Brown's and
two other phones on our, party line.
Only our bell rings because, in the
selective system, central' has four
different kinds, or voltages, of cur
rent that she can send over the line,
and each bell is tuned to f es pond to
just one kind. To ring us she sends
Life i a burden when the body
is racked with pain. Everything
worries and jthe victim becomes
despondent and downhearted. To
bring back the sunshine take -
The national remedy of Holland for ove
200 years; It is an enemy of all paino re
sulting frorr kidney, liver and nric arid
troubles. All druggists, three sixes.
'.ok lot the same Gold Medal
aat aecapr. oo
the voltage that will ring our bell,
but, although the same current pass
es through Smith's bell, it does not
ring because their bell is not tuned
to that voltage. Sometimes, of
course, something is out of order
and two or three phones ring in.
stead of just the one that is called.
"If you leave our receiver down,
you see, it keeps central from call
ing, not only our phone, but Brown's
and all others on the party line, for
the current goes through one after
the other in succession."
(Next week: "Ancestors of Auto
Boys and Girls' Newapaper Service.
Copyright, Kit. by J. H. Millar.
IN THE BEST OF HUMOR.
"Oee, but It's late! Will your wife gat
up and let you In when you get home'."'
'I'll mako her. I'll acratch on the door
and whine and ahe'll think her dog's been
locked out." St I.ouls Republic
He Do you know. May, you grow mora
beautiful dally T
She Oh, George, yon do exaggerate.
Ha Well, then, I atvould any every
other day. Philadelphia Evening Bulle
tin. "What are you reading, daughter?"
"A novel entitled, "The Heart of Oer
aMlne." "Umph Rubbish, I suppose T"
"Tea, dad. It's a book you presented ta
mother yeara ago," Birmingham Age
Second (encouragingly) Stick It! The
ether chap's copping It worse than you.
Somewhat Battered Boxer Worse than
me! (eicltedly) Well, atop tha fight.'
the poor feller oughtn't to be allowed to
keep on. London Blighty. .
"If you will make three wishes," said
the old-fashioned fairy, "I will see that
they all come true."
"You're a little slow," responded the
l untie. VAny feller that rune for office
tlile way will promise to make wlelies
nm true faat'n you can think 'am up."
"Why did you lake that tutoring Job
last summer, Jafk ?"
"Oh, Junt felt the need of a hire edu
cation.' Cornell Widow.
Sunday Srhool Teaehor And now ran
any bright little boy or strl toll nm why
Adam and Eva were driven from the Oar
den of Eden?
.Tohnny Doughboy, Jr. Please, sir, they
ate their emergency ration. The Home
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arms and shocldaa ware
go sore I was hardly able
to touch then. The Dim
ples were large and red and
they would burn and Itch
eo that some nights It was
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See this sprightly old gentlemen coming toward you down
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seventy. But judging from the easy grace with which he
swings along, his errect carriage, his ruddy complexion, the
keen glance of his eye, his whole appearance the very picture
of health, you would say that he is not a day past fifty. He
is young in spite of his three score years and ten.
More frequently you see the opposite of his type. Men scarcely in
their thirties-haggard, listless, weak, nervous men who take no interest
in life, just dragging out a weary existence, all in, tired and worn out
Though young in years, they are. nevertheless, old men. Their vital
forces are on the wane. They've lost their "punch" and "pep." They
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