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THE BEE: OMAHA. THURSDAY, APRIL 28. 1921.
Faces Crisis in
Approval of Policy With Re
gard to Reparation Proposal
And Appeal to Harding
Berlin, April 27. (By The As
sociated Press.) The German cabi
net faced today a vote by the Reichs
tag on the government's policy in its
reparations move, including its ap
peal to President Harding for media
tion and the new reparation propos
als, just submitted to Washington.
Approval of this policy was forecast
in political quarters as the approving
resolution was to be presented by the
German peoples' party, the democrats
and the clericals, and was reported
also as likely to have the support of
the majority socialists.
It seems generally considered that
Dr. Walter Simons, the foreign minis
ter, materially strengthened his posi
tion in the Reichstag as a result of
his speech of yesterday.
. American Aided Simons.
During the course of his address,
Dr. Simons informed the Reichstag
that he had sought the counsel of an
American attorney now in Berlin be
fore drafting the appeal to President
Harding. This statement caused a
stir. - -
Special dispatches from Berlin re
cently have reported the presence
there of several Americans said to
have been in consultation with Dr.
Simons, amonpr these being La
Fayette H. De Friese, of New York;
Dr. Richard Moldenke, a mining en
gineer and metallurgist of VVat-
chung, N, J. and Ludwig M. Hoefier
of San rrancisco. ,
The foreign minister said he and
his colleagues were fully conscious of
the gravity of the procedure which
probably , will decide the destiny of
Uermany. Defending his appeal to
Washington, Dr. bimons said:
"A state which is still at war with
another state naturally cannot act as
a mediator, but its leaders can do so,
and he is a man who is ardently
championing the idea of arbitration
and who is being advised by a dis
tinguished jurist. But we are not
only addressing ourselves to these
men personally, but also appealing to
the principle of justice."
Hughes Awaits Reply.
' Washington. April 27. Word from
the allied capitals as to the accept
ability of the German counter pro
posals on reparations was awaited
today by Secretary Hughes before he
framed his reply to the latest com-,
munication from Berjin.
Up to noon the American govern
ment had no authoritative informa
tion as to the attitude of the allied
Since the receipt of the German
proposals yesterday there has been
no further exchange between the
United States and Berlin. This
statement was officially authorized
after the publication in this country
of. Berlin dispatches saying 'that Mr.
Hughes had sought elucidation of
certain points in the German com
New Trial Is Refused
Mrs. Bergdoll and Party
Philadelphia, 'April 27. New trials
were refused to "Mrs. Emma C Berg
iloll.. Charles Braun, her son;: James
K. Romig, Harry S. Schuch and Al
bert Schmall, who were found guilty
last, September of a conspiracy to as
sist GroVer C. Bergdoll and Erwin
Bergdoll from the United States
army in time of Avar. .
The decision was announced by
Judge Dickinsdn- in the. United
States district court. Sentence will
be imposed oh the five defendants by
Tudge Dickinson-on a date to be se
lected by United States District At
torney Charles :D. McAvoy, who
prosecuted them. May 6 probably
will.be the day-chosen, it was said..'
Galena, 111., Celebrates
99th Birthday of Grant
Galena,. 111., April 27. Today Ga
lena is celebrating the, 99th anniver
sary of the birth of ' Gen. v.; S.
Grant. Despite rain the program
was carried through with an unusual
ly large crowd present. Galena has
observed Grant's birthday in" fitting
ways ever since he came to the front.
It was from Galena that Grant went
into the war. Here he left his wife
and children. Here he returned to
borrow the money to buy himself a
uniform as commander of the First
Illinois regiment that went direct to
. war. ,
Steel Earnings $32,286,722
For First Quarter of Year
New York, April 27. The United
States Steel corporation today de
clared the regular quarterly divi
dends of 1 1-4 per cent on common
stock and 1 3-4 per cent on preferr
ed.. Total earnings of the corporation
for the quarter ending v March 31,
amounted to $32,286,722. -The net in
come was"$20.656,339 and the surplus
$2,816,905. .Total earnings of the
previous quarter were' $43,877,862,
net income $31,702,816 and surplus,
$14,481,446- : :
Crown Forces Burn Houses
As Reprisal for Slayings
Dublin. April 27. A headquarters
statement today announced that be
- cause . of the. murder ? of Sergeant
MacFadden and an attack on the
crown forces at Kilrush, the houses
of John Leddy and William- Lough
had been destroyed as a mijitary
operation. -- '
Night Watchman's Home Is
Cache of $30,000 in Goods
Cleveland. 'April .27. Merchandise
valued at $30,000. said to have been
stolen from one of Cleveland's largest
department stores, was recovered last
night during a raid on the home of
a night watchman employed at the
store. The watchman was arrested
on three charges of grand larceny,
Swiss Merchants to Study
American Business Methods
Washington, .April 27. A, group
of 80 Swiss manufacturers and mer
chants will .Visit the United -States
early ia " May to study American
methods and facilitate the establish
ment of business relations and the
II SJc f Yov)U drop Tvin II JiJ AiSeA y 2vJJl "
-By JAMES J.
A HARD-LUCK STORY.
Surgeons in facial operations now use thread to match the complexion
in sewing up wounds. .
When I fell down and broke ray head
In last year's slippery weather,
The Doctor used magenta thread . -In
sewing it together.
But when they took me to my home,
Though very neatly jointed
Appeared the fracture in my dome,
My wife was disappointed.
She tossed my waving locks about .
With murmurs of affection
And said, "Those stitches must come out;
They don't match your complexion."
And so they made another nick
Which bled with free effusion
And with a thread of smothered brick
They sewed up the contusion.
But as the thread began to fade
It grew a little duller,
'And in a week or two displayed
A wholly different color.
And when this burst upon her view n
My wife, in consternation
Exclaimed, "Dear me! They'll have to do
Another operation !"
They've sewed that wound beneath my thatch
Eleven times, confound it!
, And yet the thread still fails to match
The hair that grows around it.
Each week the doctor makes a cut,
The buttered-fingered blighter!
Each week my wife exclaims "Tut! Tut!
His shade is somewhat lighterl
It's tough to have to stay in bed
In maddening inaction.
I hope some day they'll match that thread
To my wife's satisfactoin.
NOT EXACTLY THE SAME SPIRIT.
Dempsey wants to. fight on July 4 for the patriotic reasons. He has
acquired these reasons since he had a chance to fight July 4, 1918.
. LACK OF INTEREST. ,
Curious that we haven't seen in the news reels any pictures of Japan
in the act of restoring Shantung" to China.
LIKE A HO HANG GHO FLOOD.
There is little danger of an overpopulation problem in this country
while bootleg liquor can be mid so easily.
(CopyhiM. 1921. by Itat Bell Syndicate, Inc.) '
By J. J. MUNDY.
' Be Original.
Be original think out things for
yourself and then attend to your
Some folks soend so much time
watching to see what someone. else
is doing that they never get a chance
to get in hrst.
There is no reason why your mind
is not as good as the next fellow's,
and the thing to do is to use it.
It is not well to be an egotistical
person, but it is wen to realize tnai
your own thought is worth more to
you than someone else's thought, no
matter how good the thought of the
If you know enough to copy the
other fellow you will always find
plenty of persons who instantly rec
ognize where you got your idea.
I hat is one against you right gwy.
But you think you; must get-in
. Well, then, let it be inspiration,
but don't let it be plain, unvarnished
stealing of Ideas. . .
Real inspiration comes from
thinking what others, are doing and
then doing something different.
5hun ; a reputation tor copying
anything or anybody.
Fall m line yes but do it in an
original way. y
Copyright, 1131. International feature
Do You Know the Bible?
(Cover up the answer, read the ques
tion! and If you can answer them.
Then look at the aniwera to see It you
Followthese Questions and An
swers as arranged by ' .
J. WILLSON ROY,
1. What Syrian leper was cured of
his disease by bathing in the Jor
2. By whose instructions did Naa
man take the cure?
3. By what other names was
Thaddeus, the apostle, known?
4. What was the name of the man
who was called-' upon to bear the
Cross whcnv Jesus was exhausted?
5. What woman is referred to as
the mother of the-Israelites?
6. Who was Phanuelf .
2. The prophet Elisha. See . 2
3. Jude and Lebbeus.
4i Simon of Cyrene.
5. Rachel. See Jeremiah xxxl IS
and Matthew ii, 18.
6. The father of Anna, a man of
the tribe of Asher. Luke ii.
Do We Call an Effeminate Man a
"Miss Nancy?" - .
The connection between effemi
nancy and the commonly accepted
term "Miss Nancy" dates back to the
early part of the 18th centur,
to the lifetime of Mrs. Anna Old
field, a. celebrated actress, who was
the original "Miss Nancy," so far
as her fastidiousness was concerned.
Mrs. . Oldfield was extremely vain,
both with respect to her talents and
her dress, and when her will was
read it was found that she had left
explicit directions as to the manner
in which she was to be laid out in
her coffin. . She was to be dressed
in "a very fine Brussel-lace head
dress, a Holland shift with a tucker
and doubje ruffles of the same lace,
a pair of new silk gloves" and vari
ous other bits of finery which the
actress had laid aside in preparation
for this occasion, a circumstance al
luded to by Pope in the following
couplet in his "Moral Essays
;"Odiousl in' woolen ?T would a
:- saint provoke!"
" Were the last words which poof'
Mrs: Oldfield's eccentricities were
so: well known and so widely cotn
mented 'upon, that it gradually be
came the custom to refer to anyone
who was over-particular about their
dress or speech, as a "Miss Nancy,'-:
the popular name for the actress a
custom which has persisted to this
day. - '
Copyright, 1921. by The "Wheeler
Is it unwise to let a little girl we'aY
boys' clothes? . ?"
; In the country, there is no 'reason
why: as little girl should not wear a
Russian suit; for camping, both
small - boys and small girls should
wear sweaters and overalls. But, in
the city or town, dress the little girl
in such clothes as little girls ordin
Where It Started-
jew vir - rri.Y- iir bl .mr
The first mirror was undoubtedly
a calm pool of water; mirrors of
metal .were used by the ancients since
time immemorial. The first mirrors
of glass were made in Venice in 1300;
these were backed with an amalgam
of mercury and tin. Mirrors backed
with silver were invented by Pettit
iean in 1885. :
(CoDvriaht. ltl, "Wheeler ByntiUca'.t, lac.)
A PEEP BEHIND
Silly Mrs. Hen
Strange to say. Grumpy Weasel
was trying to be pleasant. Of course
he didn't really know how, for he
always practiced being surly and
rude. It must be confessed, too,
that he had succeeded in making
ou-ve a snuj home faerT he went
himself disliked by everybody that
knew him. ,
There were a few, however, who
had yet to learn of Grumpy Wea
sel's bad traits. Among these was a
foolish, fat hen who lived in Farmer
Green's henhouse. And now Grumpy
Weasel was doing his best to make
a good impression on her.
It is no wonder, perhaps, that this
lady was unaware of her caller's real
nature. For Grumpy was careful, as
a rule, to visit the farmyard only
after dark. And being a person of
quiet habits Mrs. Hen was always
abed and asleep at that time.
Grumpy found it a bit difficult to
chat with Mrs. Hen because old dog
Spot was sprawled on the farm
house steps; and naturally Grumpy
felt like keeping one eye on him. But
the other he turned, as well as he
could, on Mrs. Hen, who was in the
henyard looking for worms. Just
outside the wire fence Grumpy Wea
sel crouched and told Mrs. Hen how
well she was looking.
His pretty speeches pleased Mrs.
Hen so much, that she actually let a
fat angleworm get away from her
because she hadn't her mind on what
she was doing. She noticed mean
while that one of her neighbors was
making frantic motions, as if she had
something .important to say. So
Mrs. Hen sauntered-across the hen
yard to 'find out 'what it was.
"Don't you know ': whom you're
talking to?" the neighbor demanded
in a loud "whimper "That's Grumpy
Weasel-i-the worst rascal in-all these
parts." - :.
. Somehow that .sent .a pleasant flut
ter of excitement through Mrs. Hen.
:At;; the i.sanie- time yshe couldn't be
1ive ' trip" news.' -because her caller
ad sa'id'such' yis.ry-pleasant things.
Dtfh t worry l y she told her neigh-
Romanee in Origin
Turning the Shoe.
If during the right you should
hear an owl hooting, or a dog howl
ing, or any other ominous sound;
should suspect , that witches or
ghosts are-about or anything of that
sort, just ' get . up-, and turn your
shoes . . upside down. . That will
counteract the evil portent and drive
away all ghosts and witches. '1
.- Inquiry. has. shown that this salu
tary' practice of .shoe-turning under
,the -circumstances is rather common,
in the 'United States. From the
time men began to wear" shoes- or
the same thing under another name,
sandals-the- shoe acquired a rather
important part in supernatural lore
from the magic of - association, as
appears from the part it plays in
ancient superstitions, myths and
sacred rites. As a part of a man's
apparel it took on more or less of
the - man's ' individuality. , Wre still
have the expression to "stand in anJ
other- mant shoes" as a metaphor
for : taking another - man's place.
Pliny,' the great Roman" naturalist,
tised to spit inta his shoes before he
put them on in. order to4nve out any
evil spirit which mightvbe lurking
there, attempting to "hoodoo" him
by standing in his place. Shoes were
never brought into the sanctuary of
Alecto. the "unresting one" of the
avenging Furies. Nobody wanted to
risk a Fury getting, into his shoes.
Now when your shoes arc lying
right side up beside the bed and the
dog howls, and the owl hoots, and
evil influences are abroad in the
night, it: Jg evident that the said
shoes offer altogether : too many
facilities for the evil spirits to enter
them of standing in your shoes as
they would have in Pliny's had hs
not exorcised them. But turn the
shoes upside down and evil spirits
are necessarily foiled. .
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bor. "I'm old enough to look out
"I should say so!" her neighbor
cried. "You're three years old if
you're a day!"
"I'm not!" Mrs. Hen retorted.
"I'm only two and a half." Her
feathers were all ruffled up and she
went straight back and told Grumpy
Weasel what her neighbor had said
"You don't believe that, I hope,"
Mrs. Hen clucked and tried to
look wise. And at last she confided
to Grumpy that her neighbor was a
jealous creature and sure to speak ill
of a stranger who came to call on
anybody but herself.
Well, Grumpy Weasel told Mrs.
Hen that he knew, when he first set
eyes on her, that she was a sensible
"You've a snug home here," he
went on. "I can tell you that I'd
like such a place to crawl into on a
chilly, wet night." ' And though it
was a warm, fine summer's day he
shivered and shook, so Mrs. Hen
And silly Mrs. Hen couldn't hdp
feeling sorry for him.
Copyright, Gonet ft Dunlap.
Dog Hill Paragrafs
By George Bingham
Yam Sims says when he has his
picture taken her nearly always wants
to close his eyes and shudder when
the camera clicks, as he feels-like
something dreadful is impending.
A well-groomed traveling man was
through here Tuesday. His cuffs
were soiled around the edge and he
tried to keep them up under his coat
sleeves, but he couldn't do it.
' A young man of nice family has
moved into Tickvi'lle, and all the
girls, who were wild about him for
a few days, have about settled back
down to going with their regular fel
(Copyright, 1921, George Matthew Adams.)
By Traflio Safety Committee.
PASSING STREET CARS.
It is against the law to pass a
street car while passengers are get
ting on or off where no safety zone
is established, yet it is a common oc
curance. for motorists to disobey this
rule. Children . frequently become
confused when alighting from cars
and will rush into the path of auto
mobiles unless proper precautions
are taken by the driven to bring his
machine to a full stop at least 10 feet
from the. rear -of the street car.
, Strict obeyance of this rule will
prevent roany heartaches and possi
ble damage claims. ,
Long Wearing Fiber
Rugs- Are Greatly
Reduced Saturday at
Union Outfitting Co.
Extraordinary Values in 3
Different Sizes for a
Great One-Day Sale.; .
If preparations for houscclean
ing disclose the need of a new
rug for your dining room or bed
room you can. secure a beautiful
Fiber Rug at a substantial sav
ing next Saturday at the Union
These all-fiber rugs in 6x9,
3-3x10-6 and 9x12 sizes are wash
able, will not break when bent
over, lay flat on the floor and
am so well made they will last
for years. As always, you make
your own. term?.
Jewel, Flower. Color
Symbols for Today
v By MILDRED MARSHALL.
The talismanic stone for today, the
beryl, is said ' to assure 'Its wearer
of protection . against unhappiness
caused bv the waning of love of hus
band and wife. Arnoldus Saxo, who
wrote in 1120, declared that the beryl
had the power to re-awaken love and
to maintain domestic happiness in
the home of the husband or wife
who wore it. : '
Today's natal stone is the aqua
marine, whose powers are concentrat
ed on the health' and well-being of
those born on an anniversary of this
date. It promises them freedom from
small cares , and worries, and the
power to maintain an ; even mind
under most trying conditions.
The color for today, is dark blue,
which is symbolic 'of constancy and
happiness. It brings serenity to its
wearer, and the ' ability to think
The jonquil is"- today's foujer. In
some countries it is the symbol of
the plighting of a troth; in others,
it is said to be prophetic of the an
nouncement of an engagement.
(Copyright. 1121, Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.)
Assessed on Earnings
New York, April 27. Assessment
of 10 per cent on earnings of mem
bers of the New York Typographical
union No. 6, having a membership of
9,000, to furnish a fund to aid in the
fight for reduction of working hours,
was voted by that body. President
Leon H. Rouse announced today. Re
sults of the referendum vote taken
yesterday show a vote of 5,318 for
and 787 against the assessment.
The fund is primarily to back book
and job printers throughout the coun
try m their demands for a 44-hour
week. 'A contract has been made be
tween No. 6 and employers in behalf
of union book and job printers of
New York for a 44-hour week, but
a fight is expected in other cities.
Suspected Denver Bandit
Is Shot Trying to Escape
Erie, Pa., April 27. Charles Chair,
said to be wanted in Denver, Colo.,
in connection with a $23,000 express
robbery, was shot in the lungs, and
Frank Gaczkowski. city detective,
was worlnded slightly in a pistol fight
here today. Chair was shot by an
other detective after Chair had
wounded Gaczkowski, who had at
tempted to arrest him.
It is estimated that in Milwaukee
there are more ' than 30,000 people
out o work. ,
BASE BALL TODAY
Gams Called 3:15 p. m.
Box Seats at Barkalow Bros.
In a Revival of a .Brilliant Success
"Ghosts of Yesterday"
"Sun" Famous Combination., Program
NEW AMERICAN TRANS-PACIFIC PASSENGER SERVICE
between SEATTLE ami YOKOHAMA, KOBE.SHANGHAl,
HONG KONG and MANILA via the SHORT ROUTE
NewaiwlpeletislU5.S.B.liner;S)5tt lcm; 21.000 tons
S. S. Wenatchee, June 18; S. S. Keystone
State, July 9; S. S. Wenatchee, Aug. 27.
Fares, reservetieni, etc., spd1 any railresd or leurist aenl, or
E. G McMICKEN. P.T. ML. C Smith BWg ., StettU
Drawn for The Bee by Sidney Smith.
(Copyright. 121. by Chicago Tribune Co.)
Business Men Cut
Reports Show General Move
ment Toward Retrench
ment in Industries.
Washington, April 27. Iln an ef
fort to lower prices, American busi
ness men are making a determined
attempt to reduce their overhead ex
penses, it was indicated by a survey
completed by the United States
chamber of commerce. Replies to
questionaires received from 2,000 re
tailers, wholesalers and manufac
turers, it was announced, 'show that
economies are being effected by a
reduction in the number of em
ployes, greater use of budget and
cost accounting systems and by a
more rigid scrutiny of credits.
:There' also ,, was an insistent .''de
mand on the part 'of business , firms
approached for information on a re
duction of fr.eight rates. ,,
Commenting on efforts to : bring
personnel costs back to a normal
basis, the chamber of commerce said
the general tone of answers "was
not so much toward a reduction in
wages as in reduction 'of .numbers."
Only about one-fourth of those
who sent in replies reported any
direct reduction of wages, it was
stated, while "about 58 per cent have
reduced the number of employes and
have done away with one-fifth of
their workers." '
A wide diversity of opinion was
expressed, the announcement of the
survey's results said, as to the advis
ability, of attempting to save money
by curtailing advertising.
MIXTURES, "A Mueleal Menu;" DAN
AHEARN, "The Boy From Your Neigh
borhood;" WAIMAN A BERRY, "A
Treat hi Music;" WESTON'S MODELS,
D'Art in Reproduction ot Famous Gal
leries. Photoplay Attraction, "Sunset
Jones," featuring an all star cast.
Mack Sennett Comedy.
Matinee Dally, 2:15 Every Night, 8:18
ELIZABETH BRICE with Gattieon
Jones; CARL McCULLOUGH; FLO
LEWIS; Lillie Jewel Faulkner Co.; Rice
aV Newton Harry Kahne; Hildergarda
Lachmann with Florence Ellsworth;
Bert and Florence Mayo; Topics of the
Day; Kinograms. Matinees, 15c to
50c; soma 75c and Sl.OD. Sat. and
Sun. nights, 15c to $1.25.
"OMAHA'S FUN CEfTER"
Daily Mats., 18 to 7Se
Mites, 25c to S1.Z3
THE SEASON'S FINAL WEEK
With EAiel (Sneipy) Shutta, Buriuk'e Wonder
Girl. A world of eoveltUl. Out-Petk-t-BoM
"Peek-a-Bee." Buuty Chorus of Charmlse
LADIES51 dTmE MATINEE WEEK DAYS
Sit. Mat. and AU Summer: "The Dirk Secret"
Now Until Sat Night '
Master Mind Reader and
The man to whom nothing is
secret. Ask him the question
nearest your heart.
APPEARING IN PERSON
3:00 7:15 and 9:00
Friday Morning, 10:30
Door Open at 10:00 a. m.
. Only 3 Days More
in "Hands Off
Agnes Ayres, Sylvia Ashton
Clarence Burton and
All Seats Until 6:15
4C, include govt, tax slCj,
aWU exclude boxes AilC
Sun. Night, May
1, end Week.
Mats, 25c & 50c
MUTT AND BuS?.r'
w si era aW , ,
JEFF AT pj
m y tha kiddies to
I flll see Mutt and
will bring joy to their little hearts.
?r&.,25c, 50c, 75c, $1,110
in . I
"The Romantic Adventure"
Under Personal Direction of
Dance, Friday, April 29
We Appreciate Your
.ceiling of new market
I rCooyright. 19. by The Wheeler Srndi
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