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You should know that
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BUY THE GAS PLANT NOW.
Gentleman of the city commission who are
inclined to drive a close bargain with the Omaha
Gas company in matter of purchasing the plant
are only looking at one end of the problem.
: They offer half a million less than the figure set
by the board of appraisement, a saving which
' would be well worth while if it were certain of
being secured. ' AYere the company to decline,
at ft has so far, to accept less than the award,
the city will lose at the outset $80,000 odd, the
cost of making the appraisement, as Well as the
expense of the special election and all proceed-
. ing in connection with the transaction, and com
mencing anew will incur the risk of having in
the end to pay as much more for the plant. '
: This is the least of the reasons for support
ing the proposed immediate purchase. Seven
years ago the citizens refused to grant an ex
tension of its franchise to the company, the in
tention then being to purchase the plant and
secure cheaper gas. At that time the company
offered dollar gas as an inducement, with a
promise more or less definite of further reduc
tion in price. Consumers preferred to go on
under the existing" high rate until municipal
ownership could be had simultaneously with the
cheaper gas.' When the mandate was given the
commissioners two years ago to purchase the
plant it was no uncertain order.
The people want cheaper gas, they. are en
titled to cheaper gas, and it is up to the city
commissioners to carry out instructions and take
steps' to give the people what they want. To
abandon present proceedings and start new will
not do this. It will, however, expose the com
munity to higher gas rates than are now be
ing paid, and .for an indefinite period, two and
even more years, during which time the com
pany will extort from its patrons more than the
half-million dollars now sought to be saved.
' . It seems penny-wise and pound-foolish to
incur the risk that plainly lies in the rejection
of the board's award, and which the company
has agreed to accept Buy the gas plant now,
arid let municipal ownership and service start
with the least possible delay.
Sullen Dislike of the 'Senate.
The singular disinclination of President Wil
son to give the senate information necessary for
its intelligent action on matters which it must,
under the constitution, take action, can be ex
plained on no other theory than a belief on his
part that whatever is incompatible with his
political welfare is bad public policy. '
All information about the treaty and cove
nant which might fortify senators in their op
position to presidential dictation is regarded by
Tiim as" particularly unfit for senators "to have,
to read, to digest, to understand and to apply,"
to use the words of Senator Knox. Repeated
requests in senate resolutions for documents
and information regarding international affairs
legitimately subject to senatorial scrutiny have
been denied or ignored? There is a strengthen
ing suspicion that the president purposes keep
ing not only the senate' but the public, in ig
norance, lest knowledge of the facts expose
his "betrayal of the country" in the treaty ne
gotiations, to use Senator Borah's bold words.
' What a change since Mr. Wilson said to the
senateand the congress in joint session that
they should know all he did over there; that he
woqld keep in constant touch with theml Those
were the'righteous days of the "fourteen points"
.later abandoned, of "open covenants to be
openly arrived at," and of "pitiless publicity."
These are the evil days of secrecy, of hiding, of
dodging, of furtive concealment of the truth
about the peace conference. Can it be that the
president is driven to this resort, so contrary
to his purpose before he went to Europe, lest
the people, having knowledge of the truth, rise
in their wrath and utterly condemn him? Or
is it born of a consciousness that he was ca
joled, tricked, out-maneuvered and defeated in
the "matching of minds" at Paris why h he en
tered SO blithely and confidently?
7- Aa Incredible Advance.
' Congressman tordney was highly indignant
the other day when a former lieutenant in the
army, opposing a bonus for soldiers, said some
legislation might be expected because of polit
ical pressure. The remark was an insult to con
gress, Mr. Fordney said.
Jf so, the public is poorly advised. The gen
eral belief is that congressmen are as responsive
to political pressure as hot biscuit is to t
squeeze. If they have attained to the lofty
plane of thought and action where political
pressure ceases to influence them the millen
nium cannot be far off, and human nature, as
exemplified in American politics, has radically
, The Meaning of Words. 1
' It is noticeable that those entrusted with
the, greatest responsibility in the use of words
are invariably the most frequent visitors to the
dictionary. - Consultation of lexicons is not so
much an indication of ignorance as of knowl
edgethat rare and valuable knowledge which
warns its possessor whenever he is about to use
a word whose mearjing is not clear to him,
t We-talk and write,, the great majority of
us, with never a doubt that cur audience will
understand exactly what we mean by what we
say, but in matters of importance, such as legal
transfers, wills and other documents upon
which courts niay have to pass, we go to law
yers, whose services in a majority of instances
of the kind mentioned are net so much to keep
us within the law as to express the contract or
the wish in language which cannot be miscon
strued. Masters of words often become masters of
men through their use of language. Frequent
references to the dictionary are worth while.
Bad spelling is not dangerous; the use of the
wrong word, through misunderstanding of its
meaning, may be costly.
The Centralia Verdict.
Out of the ten members of the LAV. W. on
trial for murder in connection with the killing
of an ex-service man at Centralia, Wash., seven
are found guilty of murder in the second degree.
Unfaniiliarity with the laws and court practices
of Washington disarms criticism of the verdict,
beyond the expression of opinion that it seems
very mild. The facts as reported mark the affair
as peculiarly atrocious.
A procession moving; along the street in
celebrating the anniversary of Armistice day,,
halted, and almost immediately the young offi
cer in command of ' the dlvisfon in which re
turned soldiers marched fell dead, a volley hav
ing been fired, presumably from a hall in which
the I. W. W. had headquarters, : Investigation
and court proof brought out the fact that the
outlawed organization had stationed armed men
at different points, and it was these who fired
and stew four former soldiers.
All the elements of premeditation and wan
ton malice essential to establishing murder in'
the first degree seem to be present here. Just
what line of reasoning influenced the jury in
assessing the crime at a lesser degree can not
even be conjectured. As usual, the condemned
men resorted to every turn of the law they sneer
and scoff at in their effort to escape. The out
come has one consoling feature! It is a vindi
cation of the law and the majesty of the people.
It may not bring security from the rabid reds,
who practice assassination as a fine art, but jt
Will add another group of seven to the "political
prisoners," of whom the McNamaras and Tom
Mooney are examples. And fome day one or
more of these fellows may feel the full effect of
the outraged law's indignation and be hanged
as they deserve to be.' ;
Between Great Nations.
Indicating his attitude, his policy and his
expectations in coinection with the important
position of ambassador frpm Great Britain to
the United States, Sir Auckland GeXddes gives
a message to the people of both countries in a
speech made to an American club in London.
It contains this significant sentence:
There are the great signs of the pure gold
of unselfish idealism in national souls, and
long after the hysterical shouting and exag
gerations have passed away, long after the
false generalizations have been exposed and
their falseness recognized, the ultimate es
sential verity, the capacity to forget self in
the service of a common ideal, will bind our
nations in a yoke pf service to mankind.
A common purpose and a common ideal has
held the two great nations in friendly bonds for
more than a century. These have been greatly
strained at times, but the pressure has disap
peared as the judgment of the public has found
expression. Sinister, influences have now and
again sough' to disturb the cordial relations, but
without avWl. Little family jars, the outcome
of momentary jealousy or misunderstanding,
come and o swiftly and with little trace. Se
rious difficulties have been settled in a spirit
of mutual understanding and forbearance that
has cemented even more firmly the well-knit
ties of national amity. The longest boundary
line in the world without a fort or military
guard is between the United States and the
Dominion of Canada, itself emblematical of
the mutual trust and understanding between
the two great nations.
While Great Britain and the' United .States
are on good terms, working to the same great
end, the cause of civilization and human free
dom is safe; No league of nations pact could
possibly contain more than is held in the good
understanding and friendly rivalry of the people
of these two, held "in a yoke of service to man
Driven to the Last Ditch.
In briefest and most comprehensive form
the New York Tribune tells why the treaty is
unratified, the motive behind the president's
order to his obedient senators, and his cam
paign purpose. We quote:
Why , the treaty is unratified may be re
garded as now officially disclosed. The presi
dent does not want ratification. He would
inject the treaty issue into the political cam
paign; So he forbids ratification on the only
terms on which ratification is possible, terms -which
our allies have indicated are acceptable
to them. Turning on his own child, he rends
and destroys it. (
' Why is there open, uiiholy alliance with
the irreconcilables? The obvious explanation
is that the president deenu his party bankrupt
and would have a false and spurious issue in
default of anything more attractive. The de
cision to beat the treaty is a partisan maneu
ver, and will be so identified. "
Meanwhile the heart of the world, willing
as it is to accept American reservations, may
break or palpitate as it pleases and peace is
delayed twelve or fifteen months-while Mr.
Wilson seeks to save his face in a solemn
referendum that will carry a republican into
the White House. '
English royalty is sadly behind the times
and completely out of harmony with American
methods of handling funds.' The prince of
Wales, granted $125,000 by the British treasury
for expenditure during his recent visit, has
turned back $90,000 of it unused. .
Once this fact becomes generally noised
around among the politicians of this land of the
free and home of the brave, his royal nibs will
be set down as a piker and waster of opportunities.
A vote is expected on the treaty today, but
nobody at Washington seems at all certain as
to the outcome. The irreconcilables and the
"battalion of death" supporters of Wilson claim
37 votes, which is enough to defeat ratification.
Against this the Lodge forces count 62, and are
hopeful of getting two or more from the other
group to put the tking over. Whatever the out
come, the country will be relieved when the con
test is ended. . -
Herr Ebert did .not know what to do, and
he did it. That is why he was so easily overthrown.
Omaha may never get dollar gas if it does
not buy a gas factory. '
Poland and the Balance
From the Philadelphia Ledger.
The new state of Poland is likely to prove
the varv kevstone of that rational and demo
cratic balance of power that will save Europe
from reactfon on the one side, and bolshevism
on the other. The dramatic significance of the
fact that Marshal Foch will go to Warsaw at
the time that the allies, including Rumania, will
take up the question of recognizing the actual
situation in Russia, with the United States play
ing the part of an intelligent partner, if not
almoner, by arranging for a private loan of $50,
000,000, cannot be over-exasgcrated. It is proof
that the allies have at least ceased to "wander
in a fog." so far as Poland goes, and that they
realize that, as between Poland and some of the
Russian governments thev have been support
ing, they were backing the wrong horsesl The
inspiring truth about the Polish situation,
which gives the Poles the whiphandle in the
European muddle, apparently is now fully
grasped. Even those most reluctant to admit
that Poland was anything more tharran artificial
buffer, or barrier state, now see in this enthusi
astic new nation, which has an area as large as
Germany and a population equal to that of Italy,
and very nfcar that of France, one of the most
powerful factors in the orderly reconstruction
of eastern Europe.
The delay in realizing this pregnant .fact was
due to the seeming impossibility of the Entente
believing the evidence of their own eyes as they
saw Poland visibly expand and take on all the
functions of a homogeneous nation with a gov
ernment not afraid of itself nor of the people,
and, above all, not afraid of the bolshevists.
Poland, therefore, has flatly refused to assume
the role of the more or less humble buffer or
temporary dike against Russian demoralization,
and. in particular, has taken up the ironical
challenge of the GeraHans that it is a mere "sea
son state" (Saisonstaat), that will last for a sea
son and go by the board. It has already con
vinced the doubting German government
through the decisive acts of General Pilsudski
that the new Polish state has not only come to
stay, but means business, 'and has to be
reckoned with as a political and indnstrial unit
which cannot be overthrown with backstairs in
trigue nor marooned by economic hostility. The
allies are doing well to back up Poland, since
not only will a strong Poland be a guarantee of
peace so far as Germany is concerned, but it
means everything in the way of a common
sense and practical dealing with the bolshevist
issue. As General Pilsudski said recently,
neither he, nor his associates in the govern
ment, nor the Polish army are afraid of bol
shevism, since "the Polish workingmen know
what bolshevism has done to enslave the labor
ing classes of Russia. The Polish soldiers con
sider themselves better fighters, and declare
that the bolshevist army has only been success
ful in civil war in Russia." wherein they have
undoubtedly triumphed. Moreover, the Polish
leaders see "no sign of a Napoleon in Russia"
who will lead Russian armies against all out
siders and seek, the conquest of Europe. They
also declare that "the bolshevist army is sick of
war, the bolshevist proletariat sick of forced
labor and the Russian peasant firmly entrenched
on his plot of ground, from which neither bol
shevist nor the foreigner can dislodge him.
This makes Warsaw the logical place for dis
cussing the relation of Europe with Russia,
since Poland's 35,000,000 are the key to the east
ern situation. It should be a cause for optimism,
therefore, that Poland "with a patchwork ma
chinery and a staff consisting of amateurs has
been able to create a democratic state out of
three empires, two of which broke down from
sheer rottenness." For that is what Paderew
ski, a musician and a dreamer, and Pilsudski,
quite his opposite, have done under circum
stances of incredible difficulty, the character of
which is just now being reognized by the very
men who sat about a table in Paris last spring
and brought this remarkable nation into being.
All Over But-
it would hardly seem, to the average man,
thai there was any possibility of doubt as to
when the war came to an end, for was not the
armistice signed on November 11, 1918? The
announcement that a committee of counselors
has been named to decide the official date of
the ending of the world war may, therefore,
come as somewhat of a surprise. Such, how
ever, is the case, it being declared that thou
sands of pounds are involved in legal proceed
ings which have been held up pending an au
thoritative decision on the point. In this con
nection a barrister is quoted as saying: "No
one can possibly answer the question offhand.
Some contractsised the phrase, 'at the conclu
sion of hostilities,' while others spoke of the
'duration of the war,' and in each case the par
ties probably intended the same thing." Thus
it is just another case of a slipshod use of the
English language leading to a lot of trouble.
When will this fact be impressed sufficiently to
carry conviction to the average individual?
Christian Science Monitor.
Th) Arthur "Brooks "Baker
DR. HAROLD GIFFORD.
His function is correction of the human eye
and view. He has, you surely must agree, im
portant work to do. Astigmatism. is a blight
which prospers far and free, afflicting nearly
every one excepting you and me, and we should
thank the scientist who mends our. orbs of sight
and helps us to observe the world in true and
proper light. 'v
But Doctor Gifford has, alas, opinions of his
own, whose scientific clarity cannot be proved
or shown; for he's a hopeful socialist, whose
vision long and far has hitched the social wagon
to a high and distant star. And who can hear
those rosy plans for mending human ills with
out sensations in his feet suggesting frost and
But lest the day should long delay of broth
erhood and rest, he's learned the how right here
and now to profit and invest. He's played the
game of real estate with honors good and large,
with fine per cents and handsome rents he does
not fail to charge; for though a pleasing prin
ciple may charm us and entrance, it's out of
taste to go in haste and use it in advance.
However, for philanthropy of merest bour
geois kind he has a large and open purse, a
broad and helpful mind. He's even made a bird
E reserve where fowls which are discreet may
ide from men who see their kind as only sport
or meat. For some delight to see the sight of
birds which fly and sing, while some for fun
must get a gun and try to break a wing.
Next Subject: Rt. Rev. J. J. Harty.
The Way We Celebrate.
Fred ,C. Williams, community singer, born
R. C. Carter, building contractor, born 1860.
Rt. Rev. John P. Farrelly, Catholic bishop of
Cleveland, born at Memphis, Tenn., 64 years
Lee Shubert, prominent theatrical manager
and producer, born at Syracuse, N. Y., 45 years
Thirty Years Ago In Omaha
Street lighting by electricity was inaugurated
in Omaha with one hundred large lights doing
service for the first time, principally through
the business district. '
Miss Miriam Chase, daughter of Mrs. S.
Warren Chase, was married to Mr. Percy Ford.
Mrs. Pritchett entertained at luncheon in
honor of Mrs. S. H. Clark of St. Louis.
The police force of South Omaha presented
Mayor William G Sloane with a handsome
gold-headed cane. .
How to Keep Well
By Dr. W. A. EVANS
Pr. Frnna will anawer pcnnnitl In
quiriea from readara - of Tha Bra, pro
vided rt tlaniprd anvrlopa l rnnloard with
th oueatlon. Ha will not dlagnoaa Indi
vidual allmantt or pratcrlba for tlicm, but
will Klva cartful attention to all Inquirlra,
aiibjart to thaaa limitations. Addrrat Dr.
W. A. Kvant, Tha Baa, Omaha, Krb.
(Copfrluht. 1120, by lr. V. A. Evana.)
PLAY AS AID TO WORK.
The Chicago geneialofflces of the
Chicago. Burlington & Quinry rail
road have adopted a little health
stunt that other concerns well mifrht
follow. Twice a day, once In the
forenoon and once in the afternoitfi,
evrry desk writer spends live min
utes in setting up exercise.
A room leader stations himself or
herself at some strategic point In
the room. Each occupant leaves his
chair but stands near by. The win
dows are thrown open. The entire
group led by the leader go through
light exercises. The exercises chosen
can be taken by women as well as
men, old as well as young. They are
Just vigorous enough to warm the
exerciser moderately. At the end
of the period the windows are low.
ered and each person resumes work
at his desk.
What are the advantages? First,
thp air of the room Is "blown out."
The room temperature falls and the
Second, the occupants are warmed
up enough so that they Ret the full
good effects of the fresh air and
lowered temperature without feelintr
chilled therefrom or having cold feet
Third, the muscles and Joints are
exercised, and since morn than half
the body weight is muscle it is im
portant that the muscles be kept fit.
Fourth, the five minute vacations
mean clearer minds, better attention,
more work, and more accurate work.
Where did the plan come from?
The credit for putting it Into effect
belong: to some one in the manage
ment whose name is unknown to me,
but back of it there are apeestors.
The British .commission to study the
health of munition workers during
the great war reported in favor of
short recess periods. Their report
was given wide publicity by the
United States Department of Labor.
Prof. Huntington of Yale writes
repeatedly of the necessity for varia
tion in temperature if men are to be
at their best, and if the full quota
of work Is to be done. He advocates
periodic throwing up of windows
with consequent sharp drops ot tem
perature when work must be accu
rate and men must be clear headed
and full of pep.
A number of years ago the Illinois
Federation of Women's Clubs had
a habit of standing for a few minutes
between speeches and having the
windows thrown up during the
standing period. This made it pos
sible to pay close attention to somo
very dry speakers of the male per
suasion and gave them pep for .their
fight for suffrage.
Then came the experience of sev-
nl mllllnn men In iho urmv. Thev
learned the advantage to health and
well being of muscle exercises taken
daily and also or good ventilation.
TV, r"hlnner T?nrllnirtnn Oiiincv
plan has behind It the best of au
thority. It will Improve the health
of the workers, make them feel bet
ter, give them pep, break the monot
ony ot the long work stretches, and
increase the volume ana accuracy or
Using Correct Diet.,
Mrs. W. A. P. writes: "Will you
publish a schedule for feeding infant
from 14 to 18 months old? I have
twin boys 14 months old and am
very anxious that they have the
proper diet. I am now giving them
three meals a day 7 a. m., cereal
and milk; 10 a. m., orange juice;
noon, a substantial dinner of cereal,
vegetable broth, fruit pulp, and
sometimes beef Juice; at 4:30 p. m.
or 5, about two and a half ounces
fruit Juice; p. m., cereal and eight
ounces milk. How much should
children of this age take In a day?"
You are feeding the boys properly.
As time goes on give them more
bread, especially hard breads, a
greater variety of vegetables, and
some meat. Begin carefully with
eggs this spring. If they agree use
them frequently. Use simple cus
tards as desserts. The Minnesota
Public Health association sets, one
pint a day as the proper amount of
milk for cnuaren is momos oia ana
Symptoms of Pyorrhea.
V. S. writes: "1. What are the
symptoms of pyorrhea? 2. Can It be
cured? .8. Shall, the person go to a
dentist or to a physician for treat
1. Bleeding gums, swollen, boggy
gums, receded gums, loose teeth, de
posits on the teeth.
2. Yes, provided you go at It early
and carry out directions.
S. A dentist
FROM HERE AND THERE. ,
The scarcity of paper led to violent
disorders in Rome In the reign of
At a recent show of the National
Mouse and Rat club in London the
exhibits included rare mice of many
colors red, black, white, cream,
chocolate and sliver, not to mention
mice with spots and stripes.
The blue whales of the Antarctic
ocean amuse themselves by travel
ing in "schools" and simultaneously
jumping out of the water at inter
vals of half a minute, so that their
entire length may be seen above the
The ancient Greeks, to secure res
onance without the use of wood
work, placed under the seats in their
theaters earthen pots, with the
mouth turned toward the stage, the
vibrating mass of air in these serv
ing to reinforce the sound.
One of the-most costjy books In
the world is a Bible in Hebrew. An
offer of its weight in gold was once
made, and it was ascertained that
this offer' amounted to $102,000,
which was refused, and the volume Is
Still In the library of the Vatican.
During the winter months the
blood of all hibernating animals gets
lower in temperature, and the heart
beats slower, and those are the two
chief reasons why they are able: to
get along without eating, for tneir
store of vitality laid up during the
summer is only slowly drawn upon.
"BUSINSSIS GOOD THANK YOtf
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LVNlCHOlAS Oil CAMDiiTv
Tree Buirlu'w Ave I5uh.
Omaha, March 12. To the Editor
of The Dee: I am surprised that
so many people thin spring are al
lowing their fine shade trees to be
mutilated and butchered up tho way
it is being done all over tho city. 'I
do not remember when I have seen
so many trees that are practically
ruined on account of the way they
have been trimmed. There are
some ' maplo trees on Twenty-third
sti-ent that were simply magnificent
until tho tree butchers got in their
work, but sineo tho trees were
butchered up as they have been, I
would not give 15 cents each for
them as shade or ornamental trees.
If people want to kill their fine
shade trees, they are taking the
right course to do it very effectually.
If we have as much dry weather
this year as we did last year, fully
75 per cent of the trees that have
been multllated by tho tree butchers
will die this summer' and it is my
opinion that fully 60 per cent of
them will ale anynow.
Some yfears ago there were five
or six great fine trees that stood on
Twenty-third street across from the
South Side High school. Tne tree
butchers got at those trees and the
first year three ot them died and
the rest died the next year.
It is not natural for great fine
trees to be cut back to limbs as big
as a man's leg and it injures them
to bo cut in any such way. There
ought to be somo regulation as to
the trimming of ornamental trees
and not let every fellow .who hap
pens to have money enough to buy a
saw and a ladder to butcher up the
trees ns thousands of trees have been
done, to the great detriment of the
city this spring, '
I do not see any beauty about
Htumps up in the trees and the way
they grow, if the cutting does not
kill them, makes them look very
ugly. I hope that no more peo
ple will alldw the tree Dutchere to
spoil their trees, for It is a detri
ment to the city to have the great
Btately trees cut back so that they
will never be any good any more. If
we' want to have a fine looking city
we cannot, do it by spoiling all the
magnificent shade trees that have
taken years to come ,to their use
fulness. FRANK A. AGNEW.
! mm ADlltlnVAit hv ftftr. nannlii ant
the labors of this board, with It
immense expense, at naught. But
we 200,000 people are smiling, aren't
we Darn u? GEO. B. CHILD.
Smile Darn You.
Omaha, March 12. To the Editor
of The Bee: From many office
desks over the city dangle little
cards bearing the words, "Smile
Darn You." Seemingly these slogans
convey the impression that you
should smile all the time, at every
thing and everybody. If at one end
of you a tooth is Jumping and ach
ing and at the other end a corn is
making you shift from foot to foot,
Smile Darn you. If your wife or
husband passes away, smile through
your tears. When- (not If) your
grocer tells you eggs are up 5 cents
and butter 9 cents, smile. When you
go to the court house to pay your
taxes and find them doubled, and
then in a month you get notice of
special, and a week later of extra
taxes. Smile Darn you. When 365
days in the year you pick up your
morning paper and read that the
peace treaty is "Lodged" somewhere
and that Wilson stands pat Smile,
darn you. When Bryan comes
forth "from his southern lair each
four years to champion men and
measures, as he has done for nearly
a decade, and you incline to dread
his raids, remember that most
measures and men, including him
self, have almost invariably been
beaten and Smile, darn you.
Precious things, near-benedictions,
are real spontaneous smiles, but is
it possible to benignly smile at
everything you see, feel, hear and
smell? Examples: A few days ago
on the rear platform of a Benson
car a fat lubber awkwardly
scratched the hand of a little man
reaching for a transfer, then on
reaching in his pocket for a much
needed handkerchief, gave the little
fellow a Jolt in the nose with his
elbow; then in stepping up into the
car door, kicked the same victim on
the knee with his fat heel. What
sort of a smile should that little
fellow have exhibited?
Two years ago tho people of the
city voted to purchase the gas plant
After the usual delay practiced by
politicians, in such matters, a board
composed of splendid men, legally
appointed, appraised the gas plant
and set a price for its purchase. Five
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on the box. 30c
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usually relieved with
on application of
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Fremont, Neb., March 1 3. To the
Editor of The' Bee: About our
supreme court: :
In 1895, three men (S) dcolded
In I9(7, nine men () doclded
In 1 908, seven men (7) decided
In 1910, soveit men (7) doclded
In 1911, seven men (7) decided
And yet there aro people that In
sist thnt the way to get more de
cisions is to increase the number of
Judges in the supremo court
Worse still, delegates in our con
stitutional convention who have the
opportunity to know better, persist
in the error. W. M. CAIN. ,
. "The Kiar Spangled Banner."
Fullerton. Neb., March IS.
To tho Editor of The Bee: Will
you please tell In your paper who
It. whs that composed the "Star
Spangled Banner." and when and
where. A SUHSCRIBRR.
Answer: "Th Star Spangled Ban
ner" was written by Francis Scott
Key, a native of Maryland and a
praclcing attorney in Baltimore. He
had been sent on board a British
man-of-wnr with a flag of truce in
1814, and was detained on board
while Fort McHenry. the defense of
the city, wa bombarded. In the
morning he discovered the American
flag still floating over the fort, and
the sight so inspired him that he
wrote the poem, which was after
wards set to the music of "Anacreon
in Heaven," and has been made the
A Japanese Crah.
One of the most singular looking
creatures that ever walked the earth
or "swam the water under the
earth" is the man-faced crab of
Japan. Its body is scarcely an inch In
length, yet the head is filled with a
face which is the counterpart of a
Chinese coolie a veritable missing
link, with eyes, nose and mouth all
The best inks in the world are the
oldest. They were chiefly made of
lampblack, like the present Indian
and Chinese inks. Many ancient
Roman documents which are pre
served in museums, though 2,000
years old, have the writing on them
as black as the day when it was
Let's Think Hani.
United States dollars are now at a
premium of 12 1-2 per cent in Can
ada. Is there anything you'd like to
go up to Canada and spend a few
dollars for a case or two of? Cleve
land Plain Dealer. i
He'll Need an Alienist.
What Is it that Jars us so? The
Dallas Journal says Mr. Bryan is a
newspaper man. Now let somebody
say the Congressional Record Is a
newspaper and we'll call the doctor.
IN THE BEST OF HUMOR.
"Tou no lonirar advert(aa your winter
renrrt as bavin air lika wine." .
"No, w don't want to be mccuaed of
bootleg-fin atmosphere." Judce.
Flatbuah Ever troubled with rats and
mice at your home J
Bpngonhuret Oh. yes. , -Tmno
any thin to get Hdof therhf
"Oh, yon, my wlfA has screamed at them
often." Tonkera eta teaman. .
Mre. Smith Tm' rather aunplcloua ot
our new rook she behaves so strangely,
Mr. Bmlth What does .aha do?"
Mrs Smith Well, shevoe on as If
she thought tha whola house belonged to
me. -Cleveland Press.
y"Is your wife one of thoae women who
look at their husbands and say. 'I made
a man of him?' " asked tha impertinent
"No," answered Mr. Meekton. "Hen
rlftta Is very unassuming. She merely
aoys aha baa dena her best." Stray
Do You Know That
A whale Is nearly one-third head.
A man's working Ufa averages
40 years. 1
Humming birds use spider threads
for thoir nests.
Japan's postal service is the
cheapest in the world.
Fighting ants have an organised
system of ambulances.
J'layiag golf U a new idea for tho
cure of the Insane.
Footlights were first Introduced
to the stage by David Garrlck.
English railway have special
types of cars to carry aeroplanes.
England's tobacco bill for the year
is in excess of $250,009,000.
The human body manufactures 1 0
ounces of water dally from the
Shark oil Is used for lighting pur
poses in many parts of the West
Indies. ' i '
Two cupfuls of salt Is considered
a handsome wage for a day's work
Thero still exists int lie French
republic live different ranks ur
grades of nobility.
Statistics show that more than 40
per cent of tho clergy live to be
Air, under pressure nt a very low
temperature, can be turned lntb a
liquid or even a solid. k
The nails on invalid's hands grow
faster (Iihii on thu hands of a person
in good health.
"Bombay duck" is not duck. It is
dried tlsh, and a great delicacy with
the English resident in India.
Air is a very bad conductor of
heat and cold. Were it good, wc
should all b roasted or chilled to
If all the freight cars in use on
American railroads were placed end
to end they would stretch contin
uously for over 20,000 miles.
ASPIRIN FOR HEADACHE
Name "Bayer" is on Genuine
Aspirin say Bayer
Insist on "Bayer Tablets of As
pirin" in a y Bayer package," con- 1
tainiug proper directions for Head
ache, Colds, Pain, Neuralgia, Lum
bago, and Rheumatism. Name
"Bayer" means genuine Aspirin
prescribed by physicians for nine
teen years. Handy tin boxes of
12 tablets cost a few cents. As
pirin is trade mark of Bayer Man
ufacture of Monoaceticacidester of
Anemic People Need
Anemic people are usually thin, pale,
weak, discouraged, nervous wrecks; show
ing that lack of iron in the blood is all
too frequently accompanied by a run-down
nervous system due to lack of phosphorous. -Strength,"
health, vim, vigor and energy de
pend almost entirely m making up thia de
ficiency in iro? and phosphorous. '
Unquestionably one of tha best things
for this purpose Is tha great French dis
covery known among odr druggists as
Blood-Iron Phosphate. Folks who have tried
it say that ona five-grain tablet with each
meal quickly restores depleted nervous en
ergy, enriehes the blood, increases strength,
vitality and endurance, and those who are
thin usually put on pounds of solid stay- :
there flesh in a abort time.
Inasmuch as Sherman It McConnell Drug
Co. and all other druggists are authorised
to sell Blood-Iron Phosphate under a
guarantee of satiafaction or money back,
every thin, weak, nervous or anemic man
or wonfan should give it a trial without ,
delay. 7 .
Important Blood-Iron Phosphate is sold
only in original packages, containing
enough for threa weeks' treatment, at $140
per package only SO centa a week.
A Wonderful Food
BUY IT OF YOUR GROCER
for the Home.
Fistula-Pay When Cured
A mild system of treatment that eurea Pilaa.
Fistula and other Bectal Diseases in short time,
without a severe annrical operation. No Chloro-
' form. Ether or other general anasstbaUo ased.
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