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THE BEE: OMAHA. THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1921.
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Tie Bees Platform '
1. New Union Paitcnfor Station.
2. Continued improvement .of the No
bratka Highway, including the pare-
ment of Main thoroughfare leading
into Omaha with a Brick Surface.
! 3. A short, low-rate Waterway from the
i Corn Belt to the Atlantic Ocean.
4. Home Rule Charter for Omaha, with
City Manager form of Government.
National Business on Budget Basis.
One of the first steps toward redeeming
promises made by the republicans is the passage
?f the McCormick budget bill through the sen
te in practically the same form it held when
ctoed by President Wil son. The measure goes
o the house, where early action is promised. As
Senator Harding once voted. for the measure, it
's probable he will sign it.
Mr. Wilson's objection to the bill wa that it
!ncroaches on the executive prerogative. Under
its provisions the comptroller general and his
issistant arc to be appointed by the president,
but may be removed for cause by the congress.
The president held that he alone had power to
remove his own appointees, and so disapproved
the measure. This is a fine point, capable of
being extended to include a considerable range of
contingencies, but is not irreconcilable with our
theory of constitutional government and its sys
tem of checks and balances. Mr. Taft had a
rather unpleasant experience in connection with
one member of his cabinet, when serious charges
were brought against him by the congress. In this
case resignation of the offending cabinet officer
relieved the situation. Several members of Mr.
Wilson's cabinet withstood the fire of criticism
from congress and from the public, having the
support of their chief because their minds ran
along with his. He wished to be ever able to
retain an appointee, however unpopular or in
efficient he might be, so' long as such retention
indicated the supremacy of the president in the
We doubt if an approach to co-ordination of
the executive and legislative functions through
mutual control of the budget will seriously
menace the, stability of the government. On.
the other hand, much may be said in support of.
the proposal. , The public interests should not
suffer while the two departments of the govern
ment dispute over a point that is of technical
ratheOhan'. material, importance. "... . ,
t With .the adoption of the budget systern and
the correlation of the several activities of the.
government as proposed, so that the present
widespread.: and unwicldly aggregation of bu
reaus? boards and commissions,' may.be brought
into something like homogeneity, the administra
tion will be well on the way to making effective
promised i conomies. ' When overlapping, inter
ferine, unnecessary or absolutely-useless bodies
are brought into working harmony, with the ex- 1
cess cut off, not only will the cost ;of adminis
tration be lessened by savings in the civil list;
but untold economies will follow because the
money set aside for definite purposes will be
more wisely expended. AU this is included in
the program now umler way, and from the con
summation of which the public has a right to
expect mucru ' a 1
The" Uses of Advertisement. "'
The place of advertising as a business force
is indicated by the report of the American News
paper Publishers' association showing that more
than $200,000,000 was spent for newspaper ad
vertising last year" Increased use of this method
of salesmanship is exhibited by the figures, which
are $50,000,000 larger than those of .the preceding
These sums ., are large, but represent an
economy rather than waste. " With the cry for
more efficiency' in marketing becoming louder
every day, it is possible to predict that adver
tising will take on ever larger importance. There
is no line of business today that does not use
newspaper publicity columns. One of the first
'reforms adopted by the California fruit growers
after forming their co-operative marketing sys
tems was to make use of advertising. It is sig
nificant that as'one of their main objects was to
reduce the expense of selling they turned to the
Usually the expense of marketing equals 100
per cent of all the other factors entering into the
cost of an article, and in some cases the pro
portion is even greater. Advertising has demon
strated its ability to reduce this overhead, to
stimulate demand to speed up and cheapen dis
tribution. The fact that, in one year the increase
in appropriations of business men for this pur-e
pose itached the immense sum ot ijou.wu.uw
shows that the movement for economizing in
bringing products from producer to consumer has
found the newspaper a real help.
Education and Unrest.
No one questions the desirability of education
rowbut still it is possible to challenge such a
statement as that the unrest in India is caused
by lack of education and that if half of the'
$228,000,000 spent annually on the British army
there had been expended on the schools English
rule would have been much more secure.
Taken by and large, education arouses dis
content it is not therefore to be condemned,
for out of restlessness progress is born. As the
mind is improved, the body crav.es physical im
provement m its condition as well.
Herbert Spencer, who regarded things father
hopelessly and thought public schools and
libraries not entirely to be approved of, claimed
that education encouraged the reading of things
that fostered pleasant illusions rather than those
insisting on hard realities:- He pointed out with
some truth that most people only read what
amuses or interests them, not what would in
struct thro.- Groundless" hopes and pleasing er-
rors, he held, were encouraged by a certain sort
So it may be, but that is only a poor sort of
education, perhaps the kind that a race of half
fed natives in India would acquire at the first
draught. In spite of this, the hope of the world
lie's in its schools. A little knowledge may be
a dangerous thing, and that is just the amount of
knowledge people would pick up without organ
ized educational facilities. The remedy for a
little knowledge is not ignorance, but more
Choosing City Commissioners.
Again we wish to admonish the voters to
make their choice for city edramissioners on the
basis of performance, not of promise. It costs
a candidate very little to promise anything. Some
times he lacks the stamina" to stand up for what
he knows ought, to be done, because powerful
influences may be exerted to swing him away
from the right track. Men who have been tried
and proven are the safest in the end. It is not
wise to experiment too much with public busi
ness. Omaha's growth depends on the carrying out
of a well considered program of public improve
ment, with due attention to the details of routine
administration. Such a program is now before
the city council. Some parts of it already have
been executed, and others are nearly ready to
submit to the voters for, approval. . The men
who have worked out these plans are capable,
broad-minded, far-seeing, not pretending to gifts
of prophesy, but with, vision enough to anticipate
future needs of a great city, and enterprising
enough" to make provision in advance for meet
ing those needs.
Some of the rival groups are injecting much
of acrimony into the campaign. This is deplor
able, for the welfare of the city demands that its
governing board be selected in cool judgment
and not m the heat of passion. The man who
appeals to your prejudice is not the safe guide in
the present instance.
The Bee hopes that the voters will carefully
weigh the qualifications of the candidates, giving
full value to the records made while serving the
public, measuring that service by accomplish
ment and not by intent or promise. Then we
feel we are justified in presenting the names of
the six commissioners for re-election. Messrs.
Ure, Ringer, Zimman, Butler, Tov.i and Fal
coner have not been found wanting. If they are
again placed in office the affairs of the city will
be looked after by competent men, who are faith
ful to their trust. Think this over.
Farm Prices and General Business.
Fluctuations in the price level indicate if any
thing a general tendency to lower levels, al
though the recession is nt as marked as some
would like to see come to pass. One of the
manifestations, however, is inexplicable. Gener
ally the public is aware that the decrease in farm'
prices has been not only sudden but violent.
The collapse came without apparent warning,
and is not yet perfectly reflected in the general
situation. How extensive it was is shown by the
fact disclosed in the following from the Depart
ment of Agriculture:
The level of prices paid producers of the
United States for the principal crops decreased
about 5.6 per cent during March; in the past
ten years the price level increased about 3.4
per cent during March. On April 1 the index
figure of prices was about 58.3 per cent lower
than a year ago, 48.6 per cent lower than two
years ago, and 27.6 per cent lower than the
average ot the fast ten years on April l. ;
The prices of meat animals (hogs,- cattle,
sheep and chickens) to producers of the United
States increased 5.2 per cent from February 15
to March 15; in the past ten years prices in
creased in the like period 3.9 per cent. On
March 15 the index figure of prices for these
meat animals was about 30.7 per cent lower
. than a year ago, 38.3 per cent lower than two
years ago, and 4.2 per cent lower than the
average 'of the past ten years otuMarch 15.
The principal deduction to be drawn from
this is that farm prices have gone down too far
and . too fast when compared with others. Read
justntent of the general schedule is in progress,
but the farmer's predicament is not met by the
prospect. He is meeting his situation by plan
ning to secure closer control over the disposis
tion of his products. It is encouraging to note
as an evidence of the spirit in Nebraska that the
promise is held out for a greater pig crop than
in 1920, while the condition of winter wheat
is reported as good and the general acreage
under cultivation will not be shortened. Our
farmers will continue to produce, expecting that
their produce will be worth more to them in the
future than at" present.-
The "Con" Man and His Victim.
From time to time the sophisticated smile
in a deprecatory fashion as they read of how
some simple-minded person from the country
has been abused in mind and pocket by a con
fidence man. Usually they forget that in his
own honesty the victim of such a deal has felt
a trust in the honesty of others, and that because
of the fact the sum total of the world's growth
in morals has been retarded because one more
man will always be suspicious of his fellow man.
His money may be replaced, but not his willing
ness to believe another. However, all the vic
tims of the oily tongue do not come from the
country. The Philadelphia Ledger tells on its
front page how two detectives there saved a
banker from Richmond from being swindled to
the tune of $100,000 by a pair of New York
Sharpers, who were vending a supposition gold
mine. The banker had journeyed all the way
from Richmond, carrying with him certified
checks of $50,000 each,, which he expected to
turn over to the "western promoters" at Atlantic
City, and admits he would have done so, had it
not been for the intervention of the detectives,
who recognized one of the swindlers as a pick
pocket and set out to trail him. If an experienced
man of business, such as the Richmond banker
must be, succumbs to the plausible story of the
glib-tongued trickster, how can it be wondered
at that the man from the country, unskilled in
the duplicity of the city, and without guile in
himself, should be deceived when he thinks he
is doing a kindness even to a stranger, or if he
gives way before temptation to make a large profit
with little risk. Barnum was right, after all,
but all the "suckers" are not raised beyond city
George Harvey's nomination has been con
firmed by the senate, but this will probably not
end the controversy over whether he is, an am
bassador extraofdinary or an extraordinary am
bassador. ' ' '
Mary Garden's pleasure at being chosen a
member of the Legion of Honor must have been
modified by' the almost simultaneous announce
ment that there are a million others on whom the
same ribbon has been conferred.
Our Growing World Relations
Importance of Early and Accurate -Foreifn'Neivs
to America Today. '
Speaking to the members of the Associated
Press at their luncheon at New York on Tuesday
of this week, Hon. John W. Davis, late ambas
sador to the Court of St. Janus, after praising the
American newspaper and the Associated Press,
dwelt on the importance of foreign news service,
, "This is neither the time nor the place for any
discourse on American foreign policy. Certainly
those on whose shoulders the burden rests an
entitled to every opportunity to formulate their
policy without premature criticism or unsolicited
advice. It is clear, however, tlu.t among the
problems which beset at the moment this anxious
planet, three stand easily in the front rank. The
first of these is the German indemnity. Until
this subject is removed by rational agreement
from the field of controversy, there neither can
be nor will be any return to normal conditions of
trade and commerce, and no permanent return to
international peace. The second is Russia,wherc
I78.Uw,00u people, occupying sonie of the most
fertile areas of the globe, are slowly sinking
under the weight of an intolerable despotism
into political and social anarthy. It is a
catastrophic process which outside interference
is powerless to affect, but whose world-wide re
sults cannot be computed. The third undoubtedly
is America, whose attitude "toward the problems
that have followed the ending of the great world
war still awaits definition, although two' years
and a half have passed since the guns were
stilled. What that attitude is to be America
alone has the right to decide, but the rest of
mankind is well within its rights in calling upon
us for decision. ,
"Please understand that I have no desire
either to suggest or introduce any controversial
question which might disttirb the prevailing har
mony of this harmonious gathering. Ler.st of
all do I desire to rake over the embers of past
contention. I am thinking entirely in terms of
the future. But the spectacle of a great nation,
unable in a time of real crisis to take decisive
action, and powerless because of divided coun
sels to' move cither forward or back, is one
which should give us food for serious thought.
A tiny sailing craft whose steering gear is out
of order is of little consequence in its trouble to
anyone but itself; but when a great liner lies
wallowing in the waves along freqnented lanes,
with its fires banked and engines stopped, while
captain and crew debate, it is not only in peril
itself but a menace to all who travel on the sea.
One cannot but wonder whether the fathers in
their excess of caution did not go further than
modern reason should demand. John Hay, when
secretary of state, despairingly exclaimed that
the fathers in their wisdom had decreed that for
all time the 'kickers shall rule,', and that a treaty
entering the senate was like a bull entering the
arena; one could not tell when or how the blow
would fall, he could only be sure that the bull
would not come out of the ring alive. .
"The constitutional requirement of a two
thirds vote in the senate to ratify a treaty had
.its origin in the jealousy of some of the thirteen
original states toward their neighbors; but Rhode
Island is no longer afraid of New York, and
Maine does not shudder at the thought of Texas.
Is there any reason today w hy the sanrc senator
ial majority which can adopt a -declaration of
war and pass the most far-reaching and im
portant statutes, cannot be equally trusted to ad
vise and consent where treaties are concerned?
What earthly excuse is there for giving to one
senator opposed to a treaty as much weight as
to any two who favor it? In the era of broader
national and international interests upon which,
willingly or unwillingly, we are undoubtedly en
tering, it is of paramount concern to make cer
tain that our vessel will answer to the helm.
"That we are entering upon such an era, who
can doubt? With our far-Hung insular posses
sions, our new merchant marine, our foreign
debts and investments, and our expanding trade,
with our rightful insistence upon the 'open door,'
and our eager desire for peace, it is. quite con
ceivable that foreign policy may become not
merely an important, but the most important
factor in our national life. It can be safely
based only upon information transmitted with ex
actness and digested without prejudice.
"This leads me to say a word on a subject
which lies very near my heart, and in which I can
no longer be suspected of a personal interest. I
think you will agree that no matter how diligent
or faithful the agents of the Associated Press
may be, or how many are the outposts from
which they watch - the passage of events, the
government cannot act upon newspaper report
alone. It must have its own staff of trained cor
respondents and agents. Notwithstanding an
opinion which seems to have ' prevailed, the
diplomatic and consular service is not and never
was a merely ornamental branch of the govern
ment. On the contrary, it is our first line of
defense. The trenches, therefore, should be
manned with troops who are both well trained
and, what is equally important, welt equipped,
'and well fed. ' They should not be required while
they are in service to forage on the country or.
to act as their ..own commissaries. . Nothing is
less democratic in our democratic country than
our refusal to compensate those who serve us.
The nation has the right to the services of all
her sons, rich and poor alike, but she should not
ask it upon terms such vthat none but those
with private means can afford (o serve.'. She
should, maintain her representatives abroad, not
in luxury or ostentation, but in such manner as
her own dignity requires The .only truly demo
cratic rule isthat no public office should be a
source bf private-gain; on the other hand, it
should not impose upon the holder a personal
loss. v: - '
- "I am speaking not only of ambassadors and
ministers'. butx equally of the trained personnel
of our diplomatic- and consular service, without
whose efficient aid no chief of mission can hope
to discharge his duties. I know many of these
men and I am proud of them. By and large.
they( are an able, devoted and efficient body of
public servants; As one after another has come
to me in recent years to confess his discourage
ments and has asked whether I would advise
him to spend more of his life as a diplomat, it
lias been a- source of keen regret that I could
not more sincerely "urge him to do so. The
average salary, I am told,' paid to-officers of
career in the diplomatic service is $r,892. For
this they are expected . to;, abandon all private
pursuits.ahd to maintain themselves abroad under
circumstances that render many- personal
economies impossible. If we are to hold these
men, as we must? hold them, tjiree large things
seem to me to be imperative: First, 'adequate
compensation , and ' maintenance, for themselves
and their families so that they may work in con
tentment; second,, a retirement system which will
relieve them from the fear of a useless and de
pendent old age; and third, a reasonable possi
bility of promotion for merit to the highest
posts so that each man may go hopefully, like
Napoleon's soldiers, feeling that he has a mar
shal's baton in his knapsack. And behind them
we must station at all times-a State, department,
adequately and completely njahned to digest and
act cri. the information it receives; 'Men do not
gather grapes of thorns or figs of thistles, and
we.$pall.not reap a harvest in foreign fields tin
less Ve are willing to pay the cost of sowing.
We should' either support our foreign service
which is but simple justice or abandon it, which
would be criminal folly, ' '
"I know of no reason why I should longer
convert a semi-social meeting into an occasion
for airing my individual views. Let me thank
you again for this opportunity to address you
and close with the words descriptive of your
function which deserve to be written in letters
" 'No great and lasting wrong,' says the gen
tleman I am quoting, 'can be inflicted upon the
sons of men anywhere so long as this fierce
blaze of publicity is beating upon the scene. For
in the end, the world must know, and when the
world knows,- justice must be done. The most
absolute and irresponsible authority must finally.
yield to the demands of a great public sentiment..
"This language from the pen of Melville E.
Stone is at once the creed, the shibboleth and
the justification of the Associated Press. Long
tnav it nursue its lofty err?
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How to Keep Well
By DR. W.'A. EVANS
Question cenctrninff kyfien. aatla
tion and prevention of dl, uh
mitted to Dr. Evan by reader of
The Bee, will be anewered pereenally,
ubject to proper limitation, where a
etaiaped, addreeced envelope en
closed. Dr. Evan will not make
diafnoi or prescribe (or individual
dlaeaee. Addre letter ia care of
Copyright, 1821, by Dr. W. A. Evan.
PERILS OF CARELESSNESS.
In a stlk mill in North Carolina,
Dr. AlcBruyer tells us, 90 persons
have died from consumption in the
last 20 years. It is only a small place,
with an average population of 400 in
recent years, and in earlier times
there may not have been more than
On a basis of 400 population this
is a consumption rate eight tmcs the
ax-era ge for the country, at larse,
whle the proportion is IS to 1, if the
population is taken as 200.
Here is a rural community Inhab
ited by coun'ry people, plenty of sun
shine, air, and good water and a
good climate. There Is no excuse
for dirt or filth anywhere. Why
should anybody have consumption
there? Since it is sot out in the
title that this is a silk mill village,
the first answer is the industry. The
mill must be unhealthy or else the
art of making silk must bo one that
causes consumption. Hut this was a
pretty stable population. Pretty
much all the people there were old
1 line neichborR and friends Dr.
Brayer could go among them, and
talk with them about all the folks.
living and dead.
This is whatjhe found: Consump
tion had appeared in only 25 of the
92 fafhilies in the village. In fact, when
the different family intermarriages
were all straightened out it was
found that only 1 3 of the families
had contributed to the sum total of
consumption. The great majority
of the families had not had one case.
But when it got into a family it
would not stop until it had wiped
out that family. Tor instance, about
20 years ago Mrs. D., a widowed con
sumptive with two grown married
sons, found it necessary to leave the
home In which her family had been
reared and to come to this village to
live with one of her children. The
son who made a home for her con
tracted consumption. Each mem
ber of his family eventually died of
it. The second son cared for the
mother for a while. He caught eon
sumption and died of it, as did his
entire family in the course or a few
years. Two other families into which
consumption was brought by a rela
tive coming In from the outside had
a record that was almost as bad. .
Had this small slllc mill village a
home in which these visiting sick
relatives could have been cared for
in comfort and with safety to every,
body, how much money, as well as
how many lives, might have been
saved! A study of the cases showed
that 55 had developed in a house
with another case, nine had devel
oped in the house next to a case, and
only six showed no such exposure.
This is in1 almost exact accord with
the results of a study made by the
United States public health service
in a rural district in Wisconsin. The
figures given in that survey were
80 per cent in persons in the same
house with a case of tuberculosis, 5
per cent in houses next door to a.
case, and the remainder not in close
proximity to a case.
Dr. McBrayer concluded that tho
infection was due to -the people
themselves and not to the house. I
have lived in a town and I know, the
evil reputation which certain houses
have. Dr. McBrayer found all sorts
of proof that- the houses in which
consumptives had lived were safe
enough, even though they had not
been disinfected or fumigated. Th
infection came from careless con
tacts with the infected people In the
Most people have an Idea that all
the people have some degree of tu
berculosis infection. Careful tests
showed that in this village, where
consumption was eight times as
prevalent as the average, only half
the people showed evidence of any
infection. Of course, of these only a
small . proportion would ever have
Only Slightly Dansterous.
G. E. H. writes: "1. Is removal
of piles a dangerous operation?
"2. How many days after opera
tion would one be able to get
1. No. There is some danger In
undergoing anj operation, but the
danger of having" a properly done
operation, for hemorrhoids, is Incon
siderable. . ','.'
2. Some hemorrhoid .' operations
are done in the office, the patient go
ing 'to work;-in a few flours. As a
rule a convalescence period of a
week' or two' is. required
It's Kich In Starch, "
Miss, J. B., writes: "11 Is raw oat
meal harmful?:"? 1
. "2. Name some of foods . helpful
In overcoming constipation." .
' REPLY, i
-l.-Many people digest raw starch
2. Bran as a cereal, bran bread,
onions, radishes, peas, beans, salads,
greens, turnips, squash, sauerkraut,
sour, milk, fruits. ;
Change Was too Sudden..
Mrs. E. . D. writes: : "My 14-months-old
baby weighs 20 pounds.
When she was 11 months old one
physicisfti advised giving her a diet of
bread, cereals, milk, vegetables and
fruit. She did not digest that diet well.
She vomited and passed undigested
vegetable matter. Another physi
cian put her on an exclusive milk
diet. On this diet she has lost two
pounds, is finicky, has a rash, is
constipated, and generally, is not
thriving. What shall I do?"
'The first diet was the better one.
Tou changed too suddenly. Change
back to it, but go about it gradually.
Feed Baby Ijcss.
Mrs. W. S. writes: "My 6-months-old
baby has white flakes or scales
similar to dandruff on the top of his
head. I have used olive oil. and ben
zoated lnrd on it and followed with
washing this out, also combing. I
care for It every day, but it does not
clear up. Please advise me how to
treat it." , ..-
Continue using the oils and grease
locally. Feed him less. Tetter is
generally an Indication of overfeed
ing. It Is probable that his foocv
contains too much fat. ,
Approves Muny Concerts.
Omaha, April 26. To the Kditor
of Tins Bee: Last night over 3,000
Omnhans eagerly availed themselves
of tho opportunity to attend the
splendid municipal concert at the
Auditorium." This well-appreciated
series will soon conclude and many
of these 3,000 citizens will bo forced
to seek enjoyment all summer long
at tho movies. Are none of 'our
political candidates, public-spirited
enough (or diplomatic enough) to
offer them a litt,le better form of
enjoyment, by .providing municipal
concerts in the many parks of the
city? Very truly, CUD PACK.
"Walter" Makes Complaint'.
Omaha. April 26. To the Editor
of The Bee: What docs it mean to
got on the eligible list for a Job in
tho United States postofflce? Of
what avail is my, high .percentugo
as long as each boss- or supervisor
has a cousin or a boy or a nephew
to; occupy the place I won at open
competitive examination,? The cous
in or the-boy or tho nephew did not
have to take the examination. Some
of them tried, but did not get to
first post, but they are still working.
And why should they bothea about
examination when they are pulling
down lloO.per month and a little
padded overtime without Subjecting
themselves . to such annoyance?
V7ncle or Dad did not have to take
the examination and see how they'
nave hung on through sunshine and
shower. ,lf Dad and Uncle have not
any education or natural ability, they
have Just as good a thick hide.
And while I was drawing my
princely $80 per month over in
"Hell's Half Acre," the cousin and
boy were raking in $200 per month.
They were exempted,! you know;
filled essential occupations. . They
could work all day in the quiet of a
postofflce, but the noise made by
those'-rude Germans would shatter
thejr yellow nerves. Thev were
strong enough to wrestle 10b-poun1
cakes of ice all day, but a 7-pound
army rifle would cause leakage of the
heart. And they are still serving
their country safely and sanely by
signing on the dotted line of the pay
roll twice a month.
What if my family must go hungry?
Uncle's and Dad's pets must be uro
vided for. Uncle or Dad with their
$2,500 or $3,000 could not be ex
pected to feed them when good-natured
old Uncle Sam is ready to be
milked. I don't believe it was ever
intended to convert the postofnc.e
into a haven for the feeble minded.
What do you think of it, Mr. Public?
arTK i rm m m ir m i j -M a
Replies to "A Dreamer.''
Omaha. April 26. To the Editor
of The Bee: Please allow nio to
answer the question of vour corre
spondent "Cr. H." as contained in tho
last paragraph of his communication
dated April 22. and printed in your
Letter Box under this date.
No, Mr. Dreamer. It is not. a
physician you want, for a nhvsician
can do you no good. What you ought
to do is to go before an insanity com
mission and apply for the necessary
papers to admit you into, the state
insane asylum. You can secure the
necessary credentials by just . stat
ing your case to the commissioner
as you have stated it in your letter.
The "nature of your insane delusion
precludes any possibility that the
commissioners will deny your appli
cation. No physician can reason a
maniac out of an insane delusion.
Tou need the services of those who
through long experience understand
the care and treatment of the insane.
Perhaps after a year or so of ten
der care you may be able to return to
our city where you will find "The
United Seven" under the leadershiD
of Jim Dahlman .administering that
EDITORIAL SNAP SHOTS,
The men who invented susoenders
ana nose supporters did a great deal
toward upholding the dignity of their
country. crelgnton (Mo.) News.
The clock trade is said to be auiot
But they haven't bfen able to lav off
any nanas yet. Dayton News.
Men are born equal all right, but-
equal to what? Nashville Tennes-
Wonder if Air. Hiis-)io liao hi,
his book about Harding. Syracuse
Meantime the democratic donkev
namns ivitn ranu Drays. Boston
Ts It merelv for nrntortinn thil cr.
many waists go armed on joy rides at
niglMjJ El Paso Herald. ...
'Another' hiffhwav thar nharia '.,
sfrierflhla imnrn vain ant- ia fl,A 4a
" --.(.. - .. .... .... ... I , , , ! I .'Ull , VI
b e 1 1 e r understanding. "-Cincinnati
Tho KrwiY resolution has liun
duced to comply with the Volstead
act one-half of 1 per cent peape. -
Mammoth bones are being found
so commonly as to make it aiattr
of regret that there is no meat 'on
them. San Francisco Chronicle. .
O. K. C. has departed with a gibe
at prohibition which does not prohib
it. Tut, tut, Mr. Chesterton, whv re
fuse us our little paradox? New
York Post. , v
It's a Good Test.
Ex-Service Man writes: "Please
answA- in your columns the follow
ing query of an ex-service man:
"1; Will . tuberculin injections be
positive proof enough to tell whether
or not tuberculosis exists. 2. Will it
have any bad after effects? 3. Is
there any danger of a man who has
not tuberculosis getting it through
1. It Is positive proof of the pres
ence of tuberculosis, but not of its
2. 3. No.'
Use Vinegar for Xits.
Mrs. B. N. writes: "Kindly advise
a remedy to1 take nits off a child's
head. I have tried everything that
people advised. 1 - wash her head
once a week and fine comb it every
day, but cannot got the nits off."
Hot vinegar and a fine tooth comb. J
SAID IN JEST.
"S&v. mama, was baby sent dnn-n .mm
'I'm. Thy Ilk to havn It nuiM n
there, don't they?" The Legionairo.
A KanRAfi man ! rnnrtri 4n h th.
mmr oi s; cminren. jt is not Known
whether he will apply for admission to
the t,eKue of Nations or Just let Ameri
ca represent him for the present Punch
"Bredren!" exclaimed the preacher an
he came across a portion of his flock
encaged in pursuing the' goddess ot
chance. "Don 'so' all know It', wrong
to shoot ernps?" .'
"Yas. pahsnn." admitted" one parish--,
loner sadly, "an b'lieve me. All's payin'
fo' mah !tis." The American ,. Legion
Whether th. world owes every man
ft living or "Hot. If owes him hie part of
the world' work. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
" "That nuree of ours must he ' a
Bowery product. She speak of the
nursery aa the 'noreery.' "
"Well. I rather think that's the way
It should be pronounced." Boston Tran
acript. - ', '.
She Don't you love me, joha?
He Sure. "
She Then why don't your chest ro
up and down like the man In the
movie? Tar Baby.
1513 Dougla Street.
The Art and Music Store,
safe and anna form of government
which in years pone by made our
city one of tho foremost industrial
and - comniotvial centers in these
United States. The Hcrdziniis and
Theiitrups will have vanished. It
will be possible to go again upon
our streets after sundown without
fonr of being robbed by a footpad or
slaughtered by a policeman. We
can get our Fords then and take our
evening spin with a feeling of per
fect safety and security, which to en
Joy under these trying times It woulo.
be necessary to get a tank and go
.eatet'pillaring up and down the
street. Your sacred - constitutional
rights will have been restored to
you and yours, and you need not
fear that your home will be invaded
and your wife Insulted by uniformed
bullies armed with crowbars and
'guns, working with the consent and
under the direction of a police com
missioner jvhose every act detlnes
him as a tyrant...
When we have eliminated these
uniformed thugs with their imple
ments of torture we need not fear
old Tom and his whip.. You can
dream sweet dreams In those good
times. ' . A VOTER.
Iletwoen Ringer and Dunn.
Omaha. April 26. To the Editor
of The Bee: AVhy all this dirty mufl
rlinging at Henry Dunn? What, is
the fdea of this viclpus fight? Do they
expect to throw a. smoke screen
around their msn Ringer to keep the
public from giving any thought to
the painful Inefficiency of the police
department? With the court house
riots still fresh in the minds of the
people, the Monarch Garden shoot
ing, the killing of young Howard,
tho numerous assaults on women in
their own homes, Hie. Haydeu rob
bery, the Benson bank robbery and
so many more cases just as glaring
that it is useless to enumerate them,
can it be possible hat the crowd of
mud-slingers who are at the front
ranks of these knockers, imagine
they can divert the attention of the
public from tho fact that Ringer has
been a failure?
Mayor Smith charged Ringer with
being a rank failure openly and lie is
in a position to know what ho Is
talking about. We have had enough
of-this experiment, now let's got
down to earth again and cut out this
sruall town stuff. The inefficiency of
the Ringer administration has been
so apparent to tho housewives of
Omaha that tho minute the men
folks leave the house in the morning,
the front and back doors are bolted
for the entire flay, and if the door
bell rings, the dooryis not opened un
til she takes a look through a win
dow to make sure who is at the door.
Did this condition prevail under the
administration of the men they are
villifying? Think it over ladles.
Ringer or Dunn, one a dreamer and
sentimentalist; tho other a tradncd,
practical and efficient officer.
MRS. MARY A. KILLIAN.
1701 South Fifteenth street.
Duchess of Rutland Angry
At Boosted Tax, Won't Paf
London. April 27.-rOnc of Eng
land's greatest noblewomen, the
.i,i.'ini of Rutland, mother of Laaj-f
Diana Cooper, formerly Lady Uian
Manners, lias been stnnmonca ue
the court for refusing to pay rate
on her property in Chichester,
The .amount of the" tax assess.
M. $150 ami according to the ra
collector the duchess threw the de
mand notes in his' face, when he
The police magistrate before whom
the duchess appeared with other de
faulters, ordered her to pay the
amount within 14 days or-be liable
for contempt. The duchess, it is de
clared, was upset by the great in
crease in the amount of her rates.
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