Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 29, 1921, Page 6, Image 6

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1921.
i ii ii i i mi i - -- :
t i
i
The Omaha Bee
DAILY (MORNING) EVENING SUNDAY
THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY
NELSON B. UPDIKE, Publisher.
MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tt iMoouutf rrtu. or whlrn The Bee Is muiNt. It as
IuwmIi miiU1 to IM IM to ininllretloa of til disneiolies
vn4IH4 la II or not eaatM trediiad la Mill neper. u alen die
Inrsi "tin nuailehed aerem. all rleeil t ntblloeUea of ouf aoanlaj
otiixukM ire else mtmd.
BEE TELEPHONES
I'rtrat Ursnre ticntnae. Art tor AT lantir IftOfl
th Department or rersos wtwtd. " 1 mic 1UW
Par Nltht Calls Altar 10 . m.i
fsHortel Department Atlantis tOll at Mil
OrriCEJ OF THE BEE
Mm fere
Cetceie
Utm tiffirei inn tut runtm
II aattl M. I loutb !, IIIS Soata Mia St
Ovt-ol-Tewa Office i
M aiftft in i WftftetlttftAa
ilttw BIAS. I'erla. Frenea. 430 nu St. Honor
Mil 11 at.
TAe fcen Platform
1. Naw Union Passenger Station.
2. Continual improvaraaat of tha Ne
braska Hifhways, Including Ida pave),
mant of Main Thoroughfare landing
into Omaha with a Brick Surface.
3. A abort, lowrata WaUrway from the
Cora Ball to tha Atlantic Oaaan.
4. Homo Rule Charter for Omaha, with
City Manager form of Corarnmant.
Little Less Law; Little More Justice.
When the Mate is agog over the pardon of
a prominent offender by the president of the
United State, fuel is added to the flames by the
release of another from prison on a flimsy tech
nlcalily. Such proceedings are not calculated
to Increase reverence for the law or respect for
the courts. In neither Instance has the culprit
been vindictively pursued; patience has been
exhibited, and every opportunity for defense
afforded, and the conviction secured on merit
of th case presented by the state. Whether
clemency was properly exercised in the one case
may be debated; there can be -no doubt as to
the peculiar quality of Jurisprudence that allows
the result of a trial to be overturned on a trifle
that did not and could not affect the rights of
the accused.
In connection with these instances considera
tion may be given to the suspension in advance
of certain statutes enacted by the people in
general assembly. When a court assumes in
advance of Its enforcement to determine that a
law is bad, serious consideration should be
given to the prerogative under which it pro
ceeds. The injunctive process is sovereign
power, an attribute of the people in America;
laws are made by the people in Nebraska, and
are not lightly to be act aside in anticipation of
their effect.
In the cases of the two individuals and one
of the laws, property rights alone are involved.
The crime! for which the accused were found
guilty were against property, not person. In
the case of the second of the laws, a personal
right ia involved. All of them, however, affect
the general body of society in the nature of the
procedure by which the result of the people's
will is stayed. The power of pardon, as that of
determining a point of law or issuing an in-
V -junction, ia personal to the executive or to the
JUUgr, out il is such Mil cau euiuiuai v giaui
mat It snouia oe exrrcisru wuu innnuc care ami
pains that at no point the great fabric of the
law, which is the background and support of all
our liberties, suffers because of tho strain put
upon it by those who are most directly charged
with ita security. v
The Bee notes with some satisfaction that
the attorney general is aroused to the point of
effective activity by the events referred to. He
can vindicate the law by energetically prosecut
ing the defaulting banker who was released on
t technicality, and he may retrieve the suspen
sion of the laws by temporary injunction orders
through promptly and sufliciently representing
to the court the reasons for enacting the laws
and establishing the rights of the people with
reference to them.
A little less law and a little more justice in
Nebraska will help to restore that sweet rea
sonableness on which the law finally rests and
which courts are expected to maintain.
Base Ball As a Business.
-) One thing brought out in connection with
the trial of the base ball players accused of ac
cepting bribe! to throw games k the fact that
the base ball business is nothing to be sneezed
at when it comes to making profit. The White
Sox. owned by Comiskey, returned a net profit
Of $40.337 in six years, -after atlowing the
owner $511,000 a year salary. In 1919, the year
of the sell-out by the players, the net profits
were $225,000 plus. When proper weight is
given to the fact that base ball is merely a
game, affording amusement only, and not a
productive pursuit, the eloquence of these fig
ures become! truly impressive. Admitting the
need of the great game as a factor in commun
ity life, one may be pardoned a bit of surprise
that it ha! reached luch an eminence as a pro
ducer of profit. Also, the imperative need that
it be keep free from taint of suspicion that may
alienate the affection of the people is the more
apparent, because the gain depends on the con
fidence of the public in the game. Comiskey
has built himself up in the affection of a loyal
clientele, which has stood by him in his time
cf need, resentful of the blow struck by the
greedy stari who sold out to equally greedy
gamblers, and whose fidelity is attested by the
fact that the gate receipts at Comiskey park
still are bounteous. Base ball is a mighty fine
pastime, and also a good business if you get
into it right
conditions of existence that otherwise might be
monotonously unpleasant.
"Not enjoyment and not sorrow is our
destined end and way," yet it Ii true that as
each succeeding morrow "finds us farther than
today," so does it increase not only our longing
for better things but our capacity for gratifying
that longing. That congress should in a hit
and miss fashion group together an unrelated
list of things which serve to pad the existence
of man, and from it derive a certain amount of
revenue in itself an index to the experditurt of
the people as a whole for comforts Ls not a
proof that we are unduly wasteful. Waste tends
in a direction opposite from this. That we as
a nation can afford to pay half a billion dollars
of tax for things that arc real necessities to the
great majority of users is evidence of commend
able thrift. Abstention from "luxuries" will not
add greatly to the progress Of the race, for such
things as are included in the taxable schedule
are signs of progress in themselves.
"Luxuries" and American Life.
Based on the fact that the Treasury returns
ahow $500,000,000 to have been returned in
revenue as a result of the 10 per cent luxury
tax,"the statement that five billions was spent
on gratification of vanity, personal adornment
Or entertainment, and similarly for useless pur
poses in the last year is warranted. Whether
this is wastefulness or not is open to question.
Many will hold that it is, for they eschew the
things that incur the tax. But the theaters, soit
drinks, jewelry, perfumes, candy, club duei,
tobacco In it! various forms, automobiles, furs.
toilet soaps and powders, hunting knives, musi
cal instruments, yachts, cigar holders and pipes,
appeal to civilized man, because they afford
mean! of relaxation, provide pleasurable occu
pation for moments not taken up in business
or pursuit of gain, and generally ameliorate
Pinch the Gasoline Vamp.
A pestilence dangerous alike to public morals
and safety is the motorist who picks up a girl
with the intention of going on a joy ride. Com
missioner Butler is right: the police ought to
arrest every man found to be attempting to lure
the company of strange young women as he
drives slowly along thct crowded downtown
Streets.
' "Almost any evening one may go along Far
nam street and observe men with automobiles
soliciting the attention of girls," Mr. Butler de
clares, and any one who has his eyes open must
have witnessed a scene of this sort. It is then
decent folk wish that they could step forward
and save the careless, thoughtless victim before
she steps into the car.
What an ordinary citizen can not do, the po
lice and detectives can. Not infrequently the
automobile Is one stolen or "borrowed" for the
occasion. ' In ether instances it may be owned
by the driver, but often it may be run by a son
of the owner, Out for what is his idea of a good
time. Decent and well-intentioned men do not
have to seek feminine companionship through
such means, and no one but an irresponsible
character would attempt it.
The man who tempts a strange girl with
the prospect of a ride about town or into the
country is the sort of a man who lacks judg
ment in all respects. It is his car that later
races at dangerous speed and perhaps is
wrecked In the ditch. If the machine is not his
he will he all the more careless in his driving.
The moral danger is even greater. How
ever sure a young woman may be of her ability
to take care of herself, yet by repetition of such
adventures she will grow careless and weak.
Modesty must be put aside to accept an invita
tion from an unknown man. Sometimes it is
never restored and girls 6f this sort may be
seen watching and waiting for new invitations
from the slowly moving automobiles on the
crowded downtown streets. Sometimes an in
nocent girl, in a moment of bravado, or under
the influence of a more daring associate, will
accept the bid, only to repent when miles out
in the country and decide to get out and walk
home.
Mr. Butler declares that this abuse is
flagrant, and he has more opportunity for ascer
taining its extent than has the average citizen
who does not have access to police records. It
is an unwholesome and perverting practice, and
should by all means be broken up by greater
vigilance on the part of the police.
Distress in the South.
It is astounding that there should be danger
of famine and epidemic in the southern states.
Travelers returning from visits to the cotton
belt have said that the middle west is in pros
perous condition compared with .Dixie, but still
the public has not been prepared for President
Harding's move in anticipation of starvation
and disease.
The president is not one given to undue
alarms, yet he has requested the public health
service and the Red Cross to make a prompt
investigation of reports of a semi-famine and an
epidemic of pellagra. "The threat of famine
and plague," his statement runs, "seemed to
arise from the fact that depressed markets had
made it impossible for the people to sell their
stocks of cotton." The shortage of money that
resulted, he says, apparently deprived thousands
of people of the variety of food necessary to
ward off pellagra.
America must care for her own, and the
president announces that it" conditions arc found
to warrant, congress will be asked to pass re
lief measures. There is enough food in this
country to assure that no portion of the popu
lation need go hungry, or lack for healthful
diet. American relief organizations have fed
Chinese, Armenians, Belgians, Germans and
dozens of other foreign peoples, but now the
duty comes closer home.
Judging from the fact that President Har
ding's warning comes without any preliminary
public discussion, ground remains for hope" that
suffering and want have not progressed to a
perilous extent as yet, and that preventive meas
ures, rather than solely those of relief, are what
is required. Nor must sight be lost of the utter
Heedlessness of such a condition of distress be
falling any part of our nation. It will not be
enough to provide food and medicine, but the
machinery of production and distribution inul
be so revised and improved that the menace of
widespread po-verty and a lowered standard of
living will be forever removed.
Two thousand hogs were brought by motor
truck to the stock yards in Sioux City in a
single day. Three truck loads of sheep and
forty-six trucks of cattle also arrived. This is
business that the railroads have lost because
of high freight rates.
A group of prominent society men in Paris
recently entered a famous restaurant attired in
pajamas of striking hues. When the bouncer
appeared they explained that they were abid
ing by the rule of evening dress, and were al
lowed to remain.
If the government continues to advance
money to the railroads, we may arrive at gov
ernment ownership by the method of foreclosure.
New York city is on the verege of an old
fashioned political campaign, where one ticket
is pledging 5-cent street ear fares.
Even with . those 185 additional laws which
have just gone into effect, the millenium has not
exactly arrived in Nebraska. A
Lake-to-Ocean Waterway
Project to Be Financed by the
United States and Canada Jointly.
By VICTOR B. SMITH.
In tlic.sC days when taxation furnishes the
most serious and immediate problem faced by
government oflicialp, no project as large as the
proposed improvement of the St. Lawrence river
can be considered without careful .attention to
the method of financing it.
In previous articles, The Bee h;is sought to
set forth what is involved in the improvement
of the river and what the effect will be, both as
a source of hydro-electric power and a inrans
of cheap transportation trom the Great Lakes
country to the sea.
Rut what will it cost? Who will pay for it?
The answers to these questions constitute
one of the biggest indorsements of the project,
because they forecast its financing by private
capital subject to government control. That
gives promise of accomplishing the work with
out adding to tax burdens and gives evidence,
to6, of the faith of experienced and able busi
ness men and engineers in the soundness of the
project. If it were proposed to din into the na
tional treasury to obtain funds for the work,
one might fear that the project was unsound,
that the men backing ft were favoring it only
because they were willing that the government
spend its money on a grand but doubtful ex
periment. Rut when competent men propose
that the thing shall finance itself, it gains con
fidence. The co.-t is estimated by engineers at from
$225,000,000 to $252,000,000. This includes the
entire work, both those portions necessary to
make the St. Lawrence navigable for ocean
steamers from its mouth to the Great Lakes and
that additional work necessary for the develop
ment of electric power. Present plans con
template the financing of the entire project on
the basis of the revenue from the sale of electric
power.
Students of the problem on both sides of the
international boundary are convinced that this
can be done, the number including Mich men
ns Senator Lenroot of Wisconsin, Sir Robert
Borden, former premier of Canada; Sir Adam
Beck, head of the great hydro-electric develop
ment on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls,
and H. I. Harriman, president of the New Eng
land Tower company and former president of
the Boston Chamber of Commerce.
' Said Senator Lenroot, who has discussed the
question with interested men both of the
United States and Canada:
The exact plan to be followed is a matter
still to be developed. The one most gener
ally favored is to have the two governments
the United States and Canada organize a.
corporation. In which they own the stock.
This corporation would then issue bonds to
finance the undertaking. The bonds would
be sold to investors. Probably they would be
guaranteed by the two governments. But the
profits from the sale of hydro-electric power
would pay the operating charges, the interest
on the bonds and a sinking fund reserve suf
ficient to pay off the bonds at their maturity
in, 8a y, forty years.
This statement is approved by others who
have investigated the matter. MacElwee and
Ritter, economists who have spent much time
in investigating the situation, report:
It is estimated that the improvement of
the St. Lawrence river will develop 4,000,000
horsepower. The value of this power at the
switchboard will be at least $15 a horsepower,
or $60,000,000 a year. Based on the figures of
the 1914 census, the horsepower of the St.
Lawrence would afford employment to about j
1,500,000 people. If the power were all used
for manufacturing, the value of the raw ma
terials would be $2,600,000,000 and of the
finished products $4,400,000,000.
That is the industrial basis which would
have to carry an investment of $250,000,000 for
its power. Engineers calculate that electric
energy from the St. Lawrence could be deliv
ered to New York state manufacturing centers
at 4.6 mills per kilowatt-hour. That is only $24
per horsepower per vear of 300 days of twenty
four hours each. Eastern manufacturers who
made the recent inspection trip down the St.
Lawrence were enthusiastic over such possi
bilities. On this plan, the power feature of the un
dertaking would carry the entire financial load.
The advantages gained by opening the Great
Lakes to ocean shipping would cost the ship
pers nothing. There would be no tolls. Rep
resentatives of New England manufacturing in
terests have asked why the power development
should bear the entire expense and the ship
ping interests no part of it. They have sug
gested that the middle western states should pay
some of the cost, by shipping tolls.
. It is possible, of course, to make some such di
vision of the cost, but it is not likely. Existing
treaties with Canada provide that the interna
tional -waters between the two countries shall
forever be open to the commerce of both, with
out tolls. That treaty might be changed. But
the chances are against it. Canada is spending
$0,0O().O0O on the Welland canal without ex
pecting a cent of revenue in return; this canal
is costing the United States nothing at all, but
it will be open to ships of the United States just
as to those of Canada. Under these circum
stances, it is hardly likely that tolls will be
charged on the St. Lawrence canal.
Objections from New England on this point
have been countered strongly.- however, by
some of New England's own citizens. The ad
vantages of cheap electric power would be so
great and the need is so serious, it is pointed
out, that New Engtand is in no position to
quibble about paying a fair price.
"Finance 1" cried Sir Adam Beck at a lunch
eon in Toronto in honor of visiting Americans
who inspected the project recently. "Finance!
Don't worry about finance. It will cost $250.
000.000. Certainlv. What of it? Canada, with
8.000,000 people is spending $90 000,000 on the
Welland canal. The province of Ontario, witn
1.500,000 people, is spending $50,000,000 in the
Chippewa power development at Niagara Falls.
If thc United States, with 100,000,000 people,
and Canada together can't put over this St.
Lawrence project which will pay for itself
then, well, in that case Canada will do it alone."
Sir Adam Beck is a man after the late Col.
Theoitore Roosevelt's own heart. He is head
of the Ontario hydro-electric power commis
sion, which has charge of the development of
power on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.
He is a man of wonderful energy, great ability
and a fixed habit of doing what he starts out
to .do
"The St. Lawrence development is as cer
tain to come as are the waters of Niagara to
continue to flow," he said. "The only question
is the time. If Canada does it alone, it must
await a while. If the United States aids and
this river is a resource of the United States just
as it is of Canada even if it does endin Cana
dian territory if the United States aids, then
both countries should reap the benefits within
another eight years.
"Don't talk to me about whether this should
be done or will be done. It can't help but be
done. The only question now is when."
(A concluding article tomorrow will relate
just what steps must be taken to start the St.
Lawrence project toward achievement.)
Joys of the Southland.
It is said that all the richest newspapers are
in the north, but what are riches compared with
the chance to publish such items as the follow
ing, which is a type of what we find in the
Georgia papers nowadays: "We are indebted
to Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Lander for a basket of
fine peaches picked from trees growing at their
beautiful home place. For color, size and flavor
these peaches were the equal of any of the bet
we have ever tasted," etc. Boston Transcript.
"Pickled to the Eyes."
It is being hinted that the so-called mystery
ship became sligM'v intoxicated and lost its
wav. Washington Star. j
Mow to Keep Well
By OR. W. A. EVANS
Qurttlont concarnlnf hyina, nit.
tion and prevention ol diacasc, sub
mitted to Dr. Evant by raadars of
Tha Baa, will ba antwertd personally,
subject to proper limitation, whare a
tamped, addressed anvelopa ia en
closed. Dr. Evans will not make
diagnosis or prescribe for Individual
diteates. Address letters In care or
Tha Bat.
Copyright. 1U21. by Dr. W. A. Evans.
PROTECTING THE BABIES.
When T)r. Tiuby King of New
Zeahiml trailed across the country
from Seattle to New York. braRKlng
about the chance for Ufa that babies
had in bis country, ii atarted soma
thinB. We said it tha New Zealand
baby death rate l as low as 50 we
may not bp nble to reach It. but we
are Roinp to try, and ono thing is
certain, the old rate of 100 must ro.
We nfiver ljiay reach th New Zea
land flRure because they have a great
nrivantnira over us. Their climate ta
far better than ours. Not even the
climate of Washington and Oregon,
the best baby climate we have,
equals that of New Zealand. They
have a far more homogeneous popu
lation. No great manses of newly
arrived Kuropean peasants, no
slums, no great industrial popula
tion, no cities of several hundred
thousand population.
Nevertheless, what we lack In
these directions we make up In grit.
Theso are the things we are doing:
We are getting the babies regis
tered, the flies are being put out of
business, the milk supply Is being
safeguarded, mothers are being
taught to breast fe?d, mothers are
being taught how to care for their
babies.
And now, what progress is being
made?
The American Child Hygiene as
sociation recently has published Its
annual comparison of child welfare
in American cities, reporting on 519
citips.
The honor goes to Astoria, Ore.,
with a rate of 23, less than one
half the New Zealand rate. Pasa
dena, Cal.; Brookllne. Mass.; Hous
ton, Tex.; Richmond, Cal.; Man
chester, Conn.; . Taconia, Wash.;
Winthrop, Mass., and West New
York, N. J., follow in the order
named. These nine and 14 others
have records lower than the New
Zealand standard Of 50 at which we
are striving.
Since the babies who live in the
truly rural districts are healthier
than the city babies, we figure that
If we can get the cities down to rates
of 60, the city and country combined
should not be far from the New Zea
land standard. Of 68 cities, nearly
11 per cent have rates of 60 and
under.
The report groups the cities Into
five classes, according to sire, giving
the three highest and the three low
est In each class. The leaders In the
group of large cities are Seattle,
Portland, and San Francisco. In the
next group are Houston, Spokane,
and Oakland. In the third group,
Taconia, Berkeley, San Diego. In
the fourth. Pasadena, Brookllne,
and West New York. In the fifth,
Astoria, Richmond, Cal., and Manchester.-Conn.
Of the 15 on the lower roll, six
are from California, three from
Washington, two from Oregon, and
one each from Texas, Massachusetts,
New Jersey and Connecticut.
The greater part of California's
great showing is due to climate, but
some is due to their advanced milk
law.
The report also gives the three
cities in each group with the worst
records. Of these Pennsylvania has
three. Alabama and Ohio two each,
and New York, Tennessee, Massa
chusetts, Georgia, Michigan. Indiana
and Virginia one each.
It ls striking that the cities hav-!
ing 10,000 to 25,000 population make
the three best and the three worst
records. Astoria, Richmond, and
Manchester make up the head, and
Kunniore, Pa., 225; Eeast Liverpool,
O.. 209, and East Youngstown, O.,
iii4. mane up tne tail.
This shows what most health of
ficers know namely: that If a
liinall town will develop a health de
partment, support it and follow its
udvice, health conditions will be very
good, but if, on the other hand, they
try to get along- Without health
department, let any kind Of milk' be
sold, let things run wild generally,
Conditions Will he Worse than tho
are in the big cities.
H does not seem right that 11 !
cities have rates of" 150 and over I
wnen Zi nave reached rates of 50
and under. The people In those nine
cities cannot care very much for
their children. It Is inconceivable
that they are so Indifferent to noor
milk, so tolerant of flies, so reckless
nl-w.x ,1ia Vie.1,1, .-... . I
and the care fo young babies.
But we .must remember that 10
years ago there were a great many ;
cities with rates of 150 and 20 years
ago few -had rates much below that, j
The indications are that when j
itul,j ia uiiuubii lie WUI
know that he has had a race.
Anti and Mouth Wash.
F. D. writes: "Some one asked if
milk of magnesia was good for a
mouth wash and your answer was
'No.' I have acid mouth and the
resulting soreness and sometimes
cavities at the neck of the teeth.
Two dentists have told me to work
magnesia around the teeth and gums
just before retiring, to counteract
the acid which is not dissolved at
night as in the daytime by food and
drink. I have very little trouble
with the tender places now and al
most never neglect to use the mag
nesia." t
CDC
Why Did Foiernon Resign?
Page, Neb.. July 25. To the Edi
tor of The Ree: X ace with no un
certain degree of amazement that
Mr. Peterson, assistant United States
district attorney, has resigned, and
kiHtk.it that hia reason for doing so
wua owing to the violent shock his
senso of Justice had received wnen
Mr. Harding pardoned Mr. Matters
after ha had served a small portion
of his sentence In the Leavenworth
federal prison. Now. Mr. Matters
alleged ho was jobbed, and from
what I know of the methods used
In other eases in the federal bulld
liia?. t don't doubt his word for a
minute.
Was this the real cause of Mr.
Pttnrmii't reaiiriiat ion. or was ho
1 ..1m.fl..i a nf fY&nn wnrri lioll-
I"J'"B - -
tics? It is a notorious fact that
bootleggers Who were not jobbed,
but who pleaded guilty, and were
sentenced to the Douglas county
Jail, were released In a few days, and
the sanctimonious four-flusher did
not resign then, nor did his sense
of justice suffer thereby so as any
one could notice. This matter of
.pleasing bootleggers did not happen
once or thrice, or 20 times, but it
was a common occurrence, but Mr.
Peterson stuck to the job and never
once murmured. Look at the court
records and see for yourself the sen
tence they got, and then go to the.
records In the office of Sheriff Clark
and see the short time they stayed
there before they were released and
back on their old job again. I won
der why Mr. Peterson's conscience
troubles him. - B. J. KEEGAN.
, For Foreign Languages.
Omaha, July 26. To the Editor
Of The Bee: The constitution of
the United States' guarantees free
dom of speech, press and religion,
thus far. It was most probably the
Intention of the founders of the
country that foreign languages
should be permitted. The new sta.te
law absolutely forbids forplgn lan
guages to children In school hours.
It Is not easy to learn a language
after one has grown up. The foreign
language papers are not the only
ones opposed to the law. The law
cannot now be patriotic or consti
tutional since military rule has
ceased. It is not far from prohibi
tion of foreign languages to kaiser
Iflm. They tried to Germanize Bo
hemia but did not succeed, so with
other countries. After all. nation
alities, like races, seem to be part of
a divine purpose. How is it possible
there are so many distinct tongues
in the world? The American Legion
would do better not to be so zealous
now since the war has ended to pre
serve their good name and retain
their popularity.
H. C. SIMMONS.
About Rallroatl Paseos.
Omaha, July 21 To the Editor
ot The Bee: I want to call your at
tention to the free-pass, scandal
Thousands of people are traveling
all over this country on free passes
just for fun and to kill time. I
know two women who spend most
of their time traveling on free passes
on the Rock Island railroad and I
know another woman who gets six
or seven free passes each year from
the Rock Island Railroad company,
and I asked those women if they
were not tired of so much traveling,
and they said, "Yes, we are tired of
traveling but we keep on going Just
to use up the free passes which we
get easily."
A Rock Island railroad man told
me that many employes of the Rock
Island railroad ask for free passes
for their female relatives, a$d those
men take those passes out and sell
them for one-half the regular fare
to other people not their relatives.
That same man told m that there is
ft gang of expert crooks who manu
facture counterfeit free passes and
sell them for one-half the regular
fare. Tho railroads are losing
thousands of dollars each year
through those free-pass dead beats
because many of those dead beats
would pay full fare if they could not
get the free passes so easily.
The railroads complained of hard
times, and they cut salaries and
Yes. With Sonic Exceptions.
A. P. writes: "Can sweet milk,
or cream, or buttermilk be used by
a person suffering with diabetes?"
REPLY.
Yes. except during the short star
vation periods.
CENTER SHOTS.
A lazy man's Idea of unrest is to
have to move to keep in the shade.
Toledo Blade.
Nowadays when a novelist wants a
"happy ending he lets them get di
vorced. Atlanta Journal.
The Milwaukee Journal prints an
article on "Milwaukee's Water."
What a come-down. Minneapolis
Journal.
Wc liaa only two Smiths left In
congress, which may explain why
they are so long beating the swords
Into plowshares. Omaha News.
A man without faults Is like a girl
without a powder puff there ain't
no such animal. Wheeling Intelligencer.
The man who says styles are
shocking is always willing to be a
shock absorb r. Chambersburg
Public Opinion.
A timely motto for the road-hogs
would be: "Fliv and let ftlv."
Columbia (S. O Record.
The man who didn't use to know
the gun was loaded Is now holding a
lighted match to see how much gas
there Is in the tank. Taeoma
Ledger.
He Still Spouks With Authority. ,
Chief Justice Taft finds it neces
sarv to stop writing editorials, but
be is still in position to speak with
authority. Eoston Transcript.
TV
You Piano
Buyer
Hot Weather Prices on
Renewed
PIANOS
Emerson, Mahogany $275
Hallet & Davit, Rosewood. . 115
Kohler Jc Chase, Mahogany 140
Hobart & Cable, Mahogany 225
Cable & Sons, Walnut 195
Marshall, Oak 21S
Hale tt Co., Rosewood.... 85
Steter, Walnut 235
Smith St Barnes, Mahogany 275
Netxow, Walnut 215
Harvard, Ebony 160
Karl bach, Mahogany 175
Segerstrom, Walnut 225
Everett, Ebony 140
Bush at Lane, Walnut.... 295
Camp & Co., Walnut 235
Chase Bros., Mahogany... 215
Kimball, Oak 310
Kimball, French Walnut.. 285
Kranich dt Bach, Walnut. . 225
One Dollar Fifty Cants Per
Waak Buys One.
Player Buyer
Can You Beat It
Johnson, Mahogany 415
Johnson, Fumed Oak 485
Segerstrom, Walnut ..... 385
Karn, Mahogany 420
Sthmoller & Mualler,
Mahogany 323
Burton, Oak 437.50
Three Dollars and Fifty Cents
Per Week Buys One.
Tha priea and terms will
hurry theso off. Can you af
ford to miss this opportunity?
1513-15 DOUGLAS STREET
The Art and Music Slore
laid off men, and at the same time
they are hauling an urmy of free
pass dead, beats all over this country
lieo of charge. ;
Looks mighty bud. docs II not;
The railroads are "public utilities
and they are forbidden by law to
show any discrimination or favorit
ism to any person, and those same
railroads force sonio people to pay
full fure and allow other people to
travel on free passes.
Looks very tit range, does it not?
This whole free pass evil ls a mon
strous wrong which should bo cor
rected, and tho remedy is very
simple.
Tho United States government
Should Issue an order forbidding any
person to ride on a free pass ex
cepting actual employes of the rnll
roads whoso names are actually on
the payrolls of the railroads.
Let us have equal rights and equal
justice for all.
You may publish this letter if you
wish. PRESTON' DC V ALL.
Soldier Hospitals Scored
By War Kiuk Insurance Head
Washington, July JS.The John
son City, Tcnn., old soldiers' home,
was characterized as a "mad house"
'and the Fort Mc Henry, Mil., hos
pital described as fit only for a
sewage disposal plant today by Col,
Charles K. Forbes, war risk insur
ance director, before a senate com
mittee. Colonel Forbes said liquor and
narcotics were sold among the WO
former service men at Johnson City
and the bureau was powerless to
enrrert the situation for lack of
......
jurisdiction.
taaoC
lit'gal Age for Marriage
Cosad, Neb., July 26. To the
l.'dltor of The Bee: What is the
legal age of marriage of the various'
states of the union? F. it. ;
Answer: For the men, 21: for!
the women, 18. In Nebraska 21 foi
both parties. .
Cheer for Hiuy-iit-Hoiiis.
It is saddening to learn that rail
read rates may be advanced and that
hotel rales are not coming down,
but there is comfort in thinking how
much ono can save by staying at
home. Chicago News.
BVS!HS5 fS GOOD THANK YOU
LV Nicholas Oil Company
Know the Satisfaction
of Having a Savings Account
4 Interest
on Savings
Interest compounded quar
terly. Deposits protected
by Depositors' Guaranty
Fund of the State of Ne
braska. Your funds subject
to withdrawal without notice.
You will find it an evcr-increasinjr
source of pride to you. You will
discover its true value when some
unexpected turn of events causes
you to fall back on it. You will
learn that successful business men
place a great deal of importance on
it in employing men or having deal
ings with them.
Open your account today with the
American and you will soon know
tho true signifcance of these facts.
One dollar will open your account.
It will surprise you how fast the
sum will grow if you add to it sys
tematically. .
American State Bank
EIGHTEENTH AND FARNAM STS. "
W. Cciselman, Prcsidsnt D. C. Geiselman, Cashier
H. M. Krogh, Aist. Cashier
Established in 1891
and showing a steady growth for thirty years,
with present resources of
$17,500,000.00
Is the Record of THE CONSERVATIVE
During this period thousands of Omaha people
have availed themselves of the safety and the
service of this strong institution. Dividends at
a rate consistent with safety have been distributed
twice every year since organization.
You are invited to become identified with us.
The Conservative
Savings & Loan Association
1614 Harney
PAUL W. KUHNS, Prea. J. A. LYONS. Sec.
E. A. BA1RD. Vice Pres. J. H. M'MILLAN, Trcaa.
9!
Fine, All-Steel Train
In daily service between
KANSAS CITY AND LITTLE ROCK
with through sleeping car betwaan Omaha and Hot Springs
Every travel xomfort and convenience is pro
vided on this fine, all-steel equipped train drawing-room
sleeping cars dining car chair cars
and comfortable day coaches service to please
ail classes of patrons. Beautiful riverside ride
leaving Omaha and into Kansas City. Good
roadbed all the way.
via the
issouri
aci
ifi
L. Omshs
SOS a.m.
Lv. Lincoln
7:20 s m.
Lv. Union 9: IS a.m.
Lr. Atchison .... 2:05 p.m.
L. Lesvenwortk . 1:55 Dm.
Ar. Ksosas City. 3:4Sp.m.
Lt. Kansas City.. 4:00p.m.
Lv. Independence. 8:53 p.m.
Lv. Cofieyville ... :30pm.
Lv. Claremoxe ...t 1:0 1 p.m.
Lt. Wsgoner ....11:43 p.m.
Lt. SaUisaw 1:15 a.m.
Ar. Ft. Smith..... J :00am.
Ar. Little Rock... 7:11 a.m.
Omaha-Hot Springs sleeper arrives Hot Springs
10 :00 a. m.
Lay-over sleeper for Ft. Smith may be occupied
in Ft Smith until 7:00 a.m.
For complete information
apply to
City Ticket Office, 1416 Dodga St.
Phoaa DO uglas 1648
Or Union Station Ticket Office)
Phone DOuglas 5570
Omaha, Neb.
I'
m
milll"IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHII IN.MM.NH.mMIMhlMMIW.WI
1 A.b'.fci.JHi-'.