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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY. AUGUST 14. 1920.
IN THE WORLD
Only Love Can Bring Happi
ness, Says 76-Year-Old
xMan Charged With
Br International Newe Scrrlee.
; Washington, D. C,. Aug. 13.
"The talent for accumulating money
is the commonest and the lowest
talent in the world," says Chester
A. Snow, aged millionaire patent at
torney, who is under arrest charged
with conspiracy to kill his former
wife, Addis Hubbard Snow.,
In addition to Snow, Mrs. Ena J.
Acker, a private detective, and Hugh
' Milton Langdon. a chauffer, are also
under arrest for alleged complicity.
, At the preliminary hearing Henry
! E. Davis, attorney for Mrs. Snow
testified that Mrs. Acker came to
Mrs. Snow's residence "to expose the
most horrible plot I ever knew of."
Davis also testified that he had lis
tened in" while the woman detective
' telephoned! to Snow of the proposed
killing of Mrs. Snow by poison after
which the automobile in .which she
was to ride while the poison was
being administered was to be wreck
ed to make it appear that she had
died from an accident.
A Lover of Children.
Snow is a most interesting charac
ter. Seventy-six years of age, he
looks not more than 55, and he talks
with the keen understanding and
wit of a man of middle life. He is
a philosopher at heart a lover of
small children and animals, and, as
he says, an omniverous reader and
,a firm believer m the theory that
the only life worh while is a life of
Alout women he thinks a lot, but
says little. He tines :ay with Kip
ling, however, "I learned about
women from her" He quotes an
other line from Kipling in connec
tion with his three, marriages: "And
one of them was prime."
Talking with Snow one gets a pic
ture of a man who has all the poten
tialities of a happy husband and
father, but whom circumstances has
placed in a position where happy
home life is an ' impossibility and
domestic bliss a misnomer. Snow
admitted himscjf that while he has
been quite successful in business he
has never had much luck with do
mestic affairs. .
Married Three Times.
"Money came easy to me," he
said, "after I got started. But
money is not everything. Money
can never bring happiness. There
is only one thing that can bring
happiness, and that is love, com
bined with service. .
'I am 76 years old, but, thank
the Lord, I still have ideals, and I
wouldn't exchangi my ideals for
all the . money in th'e world. The
unhappiness that has come to me has
not shattered my ideals. They never
will be shattered."
Snow speaks tearfully of his little
son, whom the courts have given to
his former wife with .the understand
ing that he is to spend each Sun
day with his father.
Snow has married . three times.
He remained single until he was
40 years old. By the first wife he
had one child, who died when four
and one-half year old.. By the sec
ond wife, who, he says, was an
ideal woman he had another son,
Chester A. Snow, jr., who is today
a prominent young Washingtonian.
The third time he was married at
the age of 70 to Addis Hubbard,
whom he is now charged with con
spiracy to kill.- She was nearly
forty years his junior.
Negro Who Slashes
Throat of Dog Almost
Mobbed by Workmen
The affection of negro workmen
for their pet dog almost caused a
riot when Will Owens, 28, negro,
employed at the C. W. Hull Coal
Co., slashed the dog's throat. He
was rescued by C. E. McClain, super
intendent of the city dog pound,
from the infuriated .mob which at
. Owen used his kr.ife on the big
brown mongrel yesterday when it
. came up to him as he was getting a
drink. Several of the workmen
showered him with stones as he ran
into hiding in a box car. Their
threats roused; officials of the com-
- pany to the point of calling the riot
I squad when the poundmaster ap-
Mr. McClain hurried the maji
: away to the city hall, where he was
held on a charge of cruelty to ani
mals. A veterinary surgeon gave the
dog first aid, but it is not expected)
Racing Cars Not Molested
By Bluffs Traffic Officer
Traffic Officer Hak-Miller Thurs-
day stopped a rar-ng automobile at
Pearl and. Broadway streets in
Council Bluffs, but after a moment's
whispering, sent it flying on its way
with a wave of the hand.
Soon, second car came racing
by, and sped away -unmolested by
Officer Hik-Miller. .
""They're both government mail
:ars- trying for a transcontinental
'eccrd," the traffic officer explained.
Wife Won't leave Norway;
Husband Sues for Divorce
. Because his wife, Christiana, will
not come to America from Norway,
where they were married in 1884,
Ahlman Christensen asks a divorce.
He came to America in 1903, he
says, and has repeatedly made ef
forts to pursuade his wife to join
him, but she refuses to do so. Their
three children, he says, are now all
of age. -. ' - ; ,
Former Omaha Boy to Carry
U. S. Standard to Antwerp
Harry Hebner, former Omaha
boy,, member of Uncle Sam's swim
ming team which is entered in the
Olympic meet, scheduled to open
this afternoon at Antwerp, will carry
the standard bearing the ' name
"Unite States B.".
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THE ROAD TO ROCKLAND
By William Wallace Major.
It would not have taken an expert
mental analyst to have discerned
that Judge Merten was out of humor.
His face was wry and ' his eyes
squinted closely together, a trick of
his when things had gone wrong.
Today a farmer who had a habit of
coming in with an indifferent bit of
business was to blame for the de
lay. The judge probably was wish
ing him in purgatory when he came
out of his office at 9:45.
"Three-quarters of an hour late,"
he growled to his son. Tack, as he
climbed into the front seat' of the'
car beside him. "Think we can make
it to Rockland by 11 o'clock? Wc"ll
have to hustle if we do. Plenty of
"Yes, plenty.. Tuned up the old
bus this morning, so we won't miss
it far." Jack spoke lightly, almost
"You don't seem to care much
whether we make it or not," the
judge went on. Jack did not reply
and the judge told him to forget
speed limits for once. So they
whirled away into the east over a
concrete road that was conducive to
Judge Merten had an important
engagement. There was "Before the
circuit court of appeals at Rockland,
of which he was a member, a case
that would decide, the right of two
men to a congressional nomination.
They were of the dominant party in
the district, and the nomination
meant election. There had been a
dispute fought through the county
court of a neighboring county and r
it had been taken up on appeal. Be
sides the importance of the session,
Judge Merten hated a man who was
tardy in filling appointments.
"Damn a man who can't be on(
timel" Jack heard him say more than
once. Perhaps a memory of that
statement was partly the reason for
the whimsical smile that played
around the corners of Jack's mouth
as they sped ahead. I
The old bus did nobly all the way
to Carlton, about half the distance to
Rockland. It did not slow down a
great deal as it passed through the
city. Jack, however, did find . an
opportunity to glance down a side
street and note a grev runabout with
a girl at the wheels The smoke from
the exhaust valve communicated 1o
him the fact that the engine of the
grey car was running. He smiled
with satisfaction. , .
The Merten car, when it had
reached the eastern end of the town,
came to a road that was still virgin.
And it was not verysmooth. Jack
was forced to reduce his speed.
For two or three miles they travel
ed, and the judge looked at his
watch occasionally with an apparent-
They came to a spot where the
road had been raised into a sort of
causeway about two feet high. The
track was not wide here, and on
either side was soggy, wet. black
yumbo. It looked suspiciously as
if Jack purposely drove the car off
the beaten path, miring both " the
front and rear wheels on the right.
The car ploughed along a few feet
and came to a halt.
"A f'ne driver yoti are. son!"
Judge Merten expostulated. "Could
have done better myself." .
"That stone threw me off. dad,
and I could not heln it," Jack de-
have gone through without any
trouble. Think here must be some
thing wrong with the engine. I'll
try it again."
Jack put on all the power the en
fine had. but could not budge the
heavy vehicle. The judge ranted;
Jack insisted there was trouble un
e'er the hood. They got out and
Jack pointed to a small dribble
which might readily have , been
mused by a tiny gasoline puncture.
Then he looked again and an
nenced that the gas was all gone.
The judge was furious. His
watch rame out and went back into
his pocket with a wrAthv fling. It
was 10:40, and the machine stuck!
Tack announced he'd have to ; co
back to Carlton for heln. This did
not make the judge feel; any pleas
anter. "Sotv. dad." Jack condoned,
"but I can't help it. Mavhe some
body in Carlton will drive you
Then the grey runabout came up
and stooped, hugfing the Merten
c;r. The girl smiled and inquired
what seemed . to be the trouble
Jack kent his face away as he
tinkered with the engine.
"My name's Merten, Tudge Mer
ten." the father exolained to the girl.
There's oJenty the matter. Due at
Rockland for court at 11. You see
thi fix we're in." ,
"Can I drive you over? - Km po
ing that way. anvhow." She smiled
sweetly as she extended the invita
tion.' The iudge became the gal
lant Immediately, and told her in
polite tones thatv he Would aopre
rfate it sreatly. She opened the
door and he entered. As they drove
away Jack chuckled.
Thejt'dge was a golfer and a fol
lower of outdoor sports arcnerally,
and had particular admiration for
girls who were itronr and self-re
WHAT'S A COUPLE OF EXTRA
liant. He always maintained that
it was the making of the race. So
when the girl's young arms firmly
guided the runabout over rough
s-pots with dexterity and they
whizzed along at a rapid clip she
had him kneeling at her shrine im
mediately. The speed increased, and the old
fellow was grasping the side of the
seat tensely. Still faster they sped,
and he was using both hands to
brace himself, his hat between his
knees and his coat buttoned tightly.
He was not breathing very freely.
The speedometer registered 40 miles,
and now they were not missing all
the bumps. The judge had given
up carrying on a conversation with
the young lady, though she was de
lightful enough to make any man
wish to talk.
Suddenly the car wheeled into a
road at the right.
"Where are you going?" the judge
managed to gasp. "This is not the
right way." .
"River road. Shorter. Cut off
five miles." she explained, without
looking toward him.
The judge settled back and took
a firmer grip on the side of the
scat. His eyes were glued on the
road, fearful that if he was not pre
pared for a bump it migff have dire
consequences. Little by little the
indicator edged around to 50 miles.
"Say, don't you think -" The
judge did not finish the sentence,
for another thing he hated was a
But there was worse to come, for
it was impossible now to steer clear
of the jocks and ruts. ( Once the
wheels on the right hit a hole, and
the judge bounced two feet upward,
and his back collided with the back
of the seat as he came down. -'Bui
he was game; and said nothing.
Soon they were running along the
bank of a river, the runabout takine
dangerous curves without slacken
ing speed. Down close to the
stream it swooped, and then ud to
a higher level. The judge looked
admiringly at the girl, and almost in
Finally , they came to a creek
emptying into the larger stream.
Mraight through it the grey car
streaked, casting uo sheets oY water
at a 20 degree angle. On and on
they went, until the old jurist was
palpably feeling the effects of the
strain. Just when he was almost
ready to tell her to slow down and
that it did not make so much dif
ference whether he was on time,
Rockland came into view. Then the
pace slackened and the judge ad
justed his tie and hat, which had be
come awry in the excitement.
The car stopped in front of the
court house and the girl, leaped out,
waiting for him to alight. He shuf
fled to the sidewalk lamely but was
"Eleven o'clock, sir," she told him.
"You're on time." 1
J "Yes, and I thank you very much.
By the way, youne lady, what is
Marjone Holhday, sir.
"Not Benton C. Holiday's daugh
ter?" "Yes, sir.".
"Well, I'll be Miss, you certain
ly know how to drive. Accept my
congratulations. And M'm much
obliged. Glad to have met you.
"Oh, not at all. I'm glad I was
able to do you a favor."
Will you wait and take me back?
"I'll be glad to."
The judge went into court, and
his vote threw the nomination to
Benton Holliday. It was a just de
cision, but there had been a question
of factional power, and Judge Mor
ton had always belonged to the other
They were driving back, slowly
and leisurely, when they passed the
Carlton Country club. The girl asked
the judge if he played golf. He
beamed, and said he'd be over to
morrow for a game.
At Carlton, Jack was waiting, the
car in the square. The judge asked
Marjorie to drive it. When they
came up Jack greeted the girl warm
ly, and his father stbpd back in sur
prise; "Framed you, dad," Jack laughed.
"Marjorie and I are good friends,
very good friends, in fact here,
Marjorie, hold up your hand." The
judge saw a ring on the third fin
ger of her left hand.
"Well, I'll be hanged,!" he explod
ed. "Jack, you certainly you cer
tainlyShake, young lady; I'm proud
of my son's discretion.
I'M THE GUY
. I'M THE GUY who has the same
line of blarney ready to hand out to
every girl he meets.,
I have the same thing to sav about
her eyes, whether they're black of
blue. My favorite color cither way.
And the same with her hair, blonde
If they fall for it, why not feed
it to 'em?
Of course, if they happen to com
pare notes, I'm ticketed as a liar,
but what's the diff? I'm always
meeting girls, and so I'm sure of a
new audience all the time.
If 'they believe me, and think I'm
making love to 'enj, they're foolish.
I can't help that. If I stopped to
worry about breaking a heart now
and then it would crab my act.
So I shoutd worry, I just feed 'em
the old mushand if they fall for it
that's theirv lookout. Not mine.
Copyright, 1110, Thompson Fealurn Servlc.
There are more than 100 aban
doned mina in Russian Armenia.
An impostor representing himself
to be D. W. urimth has been fleec
ing guests in poker games at eastern
resorts. The real Griffith says he
never played poker but once, and
that time he committed the offense
of trumping his partner's ace.
Harry Pollard is having a good
laugh over the saying of a youngr
tter. A patent medicine ad carried
a big picture of Jack Denipsey, read
ing, "Nuxated Iron Put Added
Force to My Punch."
"I knew it," said the boy. "I
knew Dempsey's seconds slipped
something in his glove."
When consulted about a note pub
lished by a fertile publicity man to
the effect that he, Alfred Green, col
lected treatises on psychic pheno
mena, the director replied, "Yes, I
do. But what are they?"
When Jack Pickford finishes "Just
Out of College" he will go to Eu
rope for a two months' pleasure trip,
accompanied by his wife, Olive
They say that Willard Louis has
more pets than any other man in the
movies. In his collection are dogs,
pigeons, pheasants, frogs, hens,
hares and cats.
Jack McDonald, who plays in
"The Last of Hie Mjphicans," bought
a car, but has it net. The salesman
smashed it while delivering it to the
Rialto "For the Soul of Rafael."
Sun "The Invisible Divorce."
Strand "What Happened ' to
Moon "3 Gold Coins" and
"Flashes From Action."
Muse "The Range Boss."
Apollo "The Little Cafe" and
"The Silent Avenger."
Grand "The Joyous Liar.",
Hamilton "Lord and Lady
This is the last day for a popular
and entertaining show at the Em
press. The International Nine,
whirlwind tumblers and contortion
ists, provide one of the special at
tractions of the bill. Especially
pleasing to the kiddies is the offer
ing of Robert and Robert, a man and
a trained dog. The dog goes through
a routine with laughable results.
Much comedy is embodied in the
offering of Lander and Smith, whose
display of versatility registers a de
What Do You Know?
(Here's a chanee to make your wits
worth money. Each day The Bee will
publish series of questions, prepared
hv Huperlntendent J. H. lieverldse of the
public schools. They cover things which
you should know. The first complete list
of correct answers received will be reward
ed by SI. The answers and the name of
the winner will be published on the day
Indirnted below. Be sure to irlve your
views und address in full. Address "Ques
tion Editor," Omaha Bee.)
By J. H. BEVERIDGE.
1. What lake in South America
is nearly solid asphalt?
2. What is the second largest
3. Why is Kimberly, South Afri
4. What precious stone, aside
from the diamond, is most valuable?
5. Where is the most wonderful
bridge in the world from the stand
point of construction? '
(Answers Published Wednesday.)
1. What are cumulus- clotrds?
Thick clouds whose summits are
domeshaped but whose bases are
2. Where was Otis Skinner bom
and what is his profession? Cam
bridge. Mass.; an actor.
3. Of what two gases is water
composed? Hydrogen and oxygen.
N 4. What is the chief port of the
Bahama Islands? Nassau.
5. What are the two famous vol
canoes of Hawaii? Mauna Loa and
Winner: Eugenia M. Mansell, 2624
South Thirty-second street, Omaha.
All Outstanding School
' Warrants to Be Cancelled
V. T. Bourke, secretary of the
board of education, was notified Fri
day by M. L. Andreas, city and
county treasurer, that all outstand
ing 1919-20 school warrants, totaling
$851,148.50,, were cancelled.
Because of the early tax payments
this year, the cancellation was pos
sible, it is said.
According to Mr. Andreas, a sav
ing of $38,000 in interest to the gen
eral fund was affected by investing
site and building funds it school
warrants which draw 6 per cent. ,
The cancellation of these warrants
leaves the school board to start the
rexl year with a clean slate. How
ever, the school situation remains
critical as the board has no money on
hand to begin the school year.
SHOTS AMONGST FRIENDS?
.AND HOW ABOUT THE TlMIL YOO SUCEP
THAT ONE OYe m TWE TAuu GrASS ?
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twat last hove runs just a.bout
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Irish Twins Say Good-by.
"Well, now!" cried Mr. Conroy.
"To think of a sensible man like
yourself leaving a good farm to go
off, dear knows where! And you
not knowing what you'll do when
you get there as like as any way 1
I thought you had better sense, Mc
Queen.." "It's because of my better sense
that I'm going," said Mr. McQueen.
"Faith, dayou think I'd be showing
the judgment of an old goat to stay
where every penny I can get out of
the land I have to pay back in rent?"
I'm going to America, where there'll
Ije a chance for myself."
"I thought Michael Malone would
be sowing the seeds of discontent in
this parish, with his silk hats and
his grand talk, said Mr. L-onroy,
angrily, "but I didn't think you were
the fish to be caught with fine
"If the seeds of discontent have
been sown in this parish, Terence
Conroy." said Mr. McQueen, "'tis
you and the likes of you that have
The Evidence Dicky Literally Cast
At Madge's Feet
I scrutinized Dicky's face furtively
His words did not deceive me m
the least. I knew that he had put
forth a switchmen's strike, as the
lrst thing which came ito his head
to offer as an explanation of Major
Grantland's concern over something
he thought it necessary to keep from
But there was the ring of truth in
one thing, he had said that he be
lieved Major Grantland was worry
ing unecesessarily over what had oc
curred. I was as sure of that as I
was that Dicky's real sentiments to
ward the army officer were expressed
in his reference to him as a "regular
The fatt that my husband did not
take whatever had happened serious
ly, and that Hugh Grantland did was
no sedative for my nervous fears.
The great love I bear Dicky doesn't
blind me to the fact that his nature
is a most volatile one. and always is
optimistic. Hugh Grantland's judg
ment was far better, 1 knew, and l
also recognized that he would be
able to keep his judgment uninflu
enced bv his feeling for me or any
ono else in the world.
But Dickv. whether intentionally
or not, gave me no time for further
thought on the matter.
"We re almost there, old dear, ne
said, "but you don't need to leave
this spot until after the train .stops.
Grant's, got some inside pull in rail
road matters, believe me, and he has
arranged to have the train wait un
til he can get the auto he wired for
right opposite the door of this car.
Then we can lift you from the steps
to the automobile. Of course, it
only means a delay of a minute or
two at that. Grant's on the step now,
ready to leap when the train stops,
and as they're a million hours or so
late already, nothing less than a
half hour counts with them. Are
your things all on?" j ,
Dicky's Little Error.
"All except my hat," I murmured
faintly. "I could not stand the
weight of that on my head until the
''Don't need to stand it at all,
Dicky retorted promptly. Tll take
care of it. Give it to me."
"Oh. hut D ckev " I orotested, my
conventional soul horrified, "I
couldn't go out of here and run the
gamut of the passengers without any
He looked at me quizzically.
"Carrv vour little dictionary and
your book on etiquette even when
you're dying, doji't you old dear?"
he said flippantly.
Don t worry. You won t have to
run any gamut. This room is at the
end of the car, so all the passengers
will see of you is a flash as you turn
the corner, and I told you that you
didn't have to get off until all the
others for this station had alighted.
Excuse me just a minute. 1 11 nang
this on somebody else's finger so
hambe that bro isn't eo ar om
AT THAT r P IP TArCE A COUPLE OF
E-V-TftA SOTS LET ME SEE.
PtiOVE OFF- ONE IN THE WEXPS
IT TOOK ME 3 TO GET OUT OF THERE
TrtTS H AND THE
ploughed and harrowed the ground
tcady for them! Do you think we're
wishful to be leaving our old homes
and all our friends? But 'tis you
that makes it too hard entirely for
people to stay. And I can tell you
that if you keep on with others as
you have with me, raising the rent
when any work is done to improve
the farm, youll be left in time with
no tenants at all. And then where
will you be yourself, Terence Con
roy?" Mr. Conroy's face 'was red with
anger, but he said: "While I'm not
needing you to teach me my duty, 1
will say this, McQueen: You're a
good farmer, and I hate to see you
do a foolish thing for yourself. If
you'll stay on the farm I'll not raise
the rent on you."
"You're too late, altogether," said
Mr. McQueen; "and as you said
yourself, I'm not the fish to be
caught with fine words. I know
better than to believe you. I'll be
sailing from Queenstown in two
And with that he stalked out of
the room and slammed the door,
leaving Mr. Conroy in a very bad
state of mind.
All that Larry and Eileen culd
remember of the next two weeks
was a jumble of tears and good
bys, of good wishes and blessings,
and strange, strange feelings they
had never had before. Their mother
went about with a white face. and
red eyes, and their father was very
silent as he packed the few house
hold belongings they were to take
with them to their new home.
(Right Reserved by Houghton Mifflin Co.)
Tomorrow Irish Twin ' Leave
Their Old Home.
New Phase of
of a Wife
that I can give my whole attention
to you." , )
He started for the door. As he
did so he drew a handkerchief from
his pocket to stifle a sneeze.
What Madge Read.
"I'll bet you five cookies to the
hole in a doughnut that I'm going
to get a spring cold down here," he
grumbled. "Haven't had one all
winter where there's ice and snow.
Can you beat it?"
I am afraid I paid no attention to
his predictions of a cold. For I had
seen what he had inadvertently
drawn from his pocket with his
handkerchief, and I feared he would
turn his head in the direction of the
floor before leaving the room.
But he passed out unseeing, and
the next minute I dropped to my
hands and knees and crawled weak
ly to the spot where he had been
standing. Feverishly I gathered up
every scrap of the torn yellow paper
which had fluttered from my hus
band's pocket when he drew out his
A telegraphic message of course I
I had seen that the instant the first
yellow fragment had fluttered down.
Maj. Grantland must have brought
it to Dicky, and my husband, after
reading it, had torn it into scraps
and thrust it into his pocket until
he could find an opportunity for ut
terly destroying it. And then,
Dicky-like, he had promptly forgot
ten all about it, and scattered it lit
erally at my feet.
How I longed for time and oppor
tunity to put the torn pieces to
gether. On one scrap I read
"York," and knew that the wire had
been sent from New York City. On
another there were the letters "ce,"
on another the word "out," on still
another "ous." But these were
simply the ones turned .uppermost
to my eyes. I didn't dare take the
time even to turn over any others.
How I ever got the strength to
pick up each piece, leaving no tell
tale scrap behind, put the whole into
the bosom of my dress, and get
back to the couch I do not know.
But accomplish it I did with a min
ute to spare before Dicky came
V. How should a deliberately
disobedient little boy of 6 be dis
ciplined? Make clear to the child what the
rules are that he must obey. Ex
plain to him as plainly what penal
ties are resultant upon breaking one
or more of these rules. Enforce the
penalties. He will learn very
quickly. Be careful not to say,
"You must obcyme;" but to ! say,
"You must obey certain rules."
It is estimated that over $25,000,
000 worth of silver has been lost as
a result of the 12 months' suspen
sion of work by the miners in Australia.
dr The Bee by Sidney Smith.
NEXT WALLOP WENT IN THE
SVWKER, ANP TWO OUT .
OF THERE-THAT VlAKES 7
AND THAT APPROACH -
Ni! WAS THAT A
AeY m "WAT
.. 7 H1TT
"Are British Soldiers Called
(Copyright, 190. By the Wheeler
Although immortalized by
Rudyard Kipling in his "Barrack
Room Ballads" and other poems
dealing with the' British army,
th term "Tommy Atkins" orig
inated long before Kipling used
it, and is traceable to a bit of of
ficial red tape in connection with
the operation of the War Office.
This office desired, a number
of years ago, to obtain authentic
information about all the men in
the service of Her Majesty and
a pamphlet was accordingly
printed, with spaces in which
were to be entered the name,
age, term of service, place of
birth and religious belief of each
soldier, together with other in
formation which would be of
value in the official records. In
order that there might be no
mistakes in filling in the blanks,
a specimen form already filled
out was sent out at-the same
time and the sample name filled
in on it was Tommy Atkins, just
as John Doe is used on specimen
"They're callin' us Tommy At
kins now," was the immediate
reaction of the British soldiers
and the name, probably inserted
on the spur of the moment by
some official of the War Office
has remained in force to this
Monday Why Is the Rabbit
Connected With Eastrer? .
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TYPHOON FAN SYSTEM
World's Fattest Tumblers
LANDER A SMITH
ROBERT it ROBERT
CAMPBELL Sc BURGESS
"Hot Dot" Comedy Act
FOX SUNSHINE COMEDY
Every evening free motion
pictures are shown at Manawa
Park. Tomorrow evening will
be shown the four reels of mo
tion pictures taken by govern
ment photographers under shell
fire in France.
Actual battle scenes many of
them stirring, thrilling and tell
ing the exact truth of the fight
ing as it was. Free.
i ; !
IS.S. M. andN.
LAST ( TIMES TODAY
Released by U.S. War Dept.
"3 Gold Coins"
Bee Want Ads Will Boost Your
Business, Use Thenv
KEEP THEM WITHIN THEII
tried to inH
By Jf. J. MINDY.
As a narcnt vou have tried
press your children with the value
They have nude a practice of
coming to you whenever they want
ed anything, and money has been
given out so easily that they have
no practical idea ot what it is worth
to get it nor cf its purchasing
You have realized that the d-"
mands of the youngsters have in
creased .with the times, and yolj
know you must call a halt, but how
to get at it is the thing.
Being a loving parent, it is doubly
hard to refuse them anything.
When you consider that your
generous habit of gratifying the
wishes of your kiddies without
question is teaching them the spend
thrift habit, you ought to have sense
enough to curtail and explain why.
The treating plan of the young
sters is one of the worst habits.
A lot of useless spending and pain
and embarrassment for those who
cannot keep up because their parents
do not give them so much money,
is the price some of your children's
friends are paying just now for their
Why don't you make the boy or
girl earn the money in some simple
way or limit your gifts to a certain
sum each week?
1920. by Intprnatlonsl Feature
Don't Know Where They're
Going, But on Their Way
"Somewhere in the west" will be
the vacation address of County At
torney Shotwell, his assistnntj Ray
mond T. Coffey, and W. C. Lambert,
city corporation counsel. It may be
in Colorado, Wyoming or South Da
kota none of them are sure just
where their flivver will take them or
how long it will hold out.
knaves and good clothes will be
dispensed with, and the route they
will take each day will dspend oil,
the whim that strikes them.
In the City
MAX UNDER in "THE LITTLE CAFE"
Also "ine Silent Avenger"
In order to take eare of the vast
crowds that have been unable to ob
tain seats at the Moon this week the
management has arranged a new time
schedule or today and Saturday as
Shows Start 11 A. M.. 12:16. 2:30,
4:16. 6:00. 7:40 and 9:20 P. M.
"Flashes From Action" Starts
11:10 A. M.. 12:86, 2:40, 4:26. 8:10.
7:50 and 9:80 P. M.
Tom Mix Starts 12:00, 1:46, 8:S0.
6:10, 7:00, 8:30 and 10:16 P. M.
Today and Saturday
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if I. r j.
jdCK uaruner u
in the bis western melodrama .!
"The Land of
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