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TITK OMATTA SUNDAY BEE: JANUAKY 10, 1915.
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Re Publishing company, being duly sworn, tarn
that the averaan Sunday circulation for the mouth
of December. 1914, rrea 4!i,n2ff.
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me, this 2d dsv of Jnnusrv, 111F..
KOHRHT HUNTEIt, Notary Public
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rr January 10 :
Thought for the Day
StUctud by fats McHugh
"Mark there, We get no good
By being ungenerous, even to a book,
And calculating profile, to much
help
By $o much reading. It W rather
when
We gloriously forget ourselves, and
plunge
Soul-forward, head-long, into a
book's profound.
Impassioned for its beauty, and salt
of truth'
'Tie then toe get the right good
from a book Mrs. Browning.
The way to swim Is to plunge Into the water
and strike out, and the way to navigate is not
much different.
The Illinois Central gleefully announces that
It has not, killed a passenger for two years.
Knock on' wood! . .
Still, It does look a trifle queer to see our
old friend 'Met" again mixing with "Mike" Har
rington and Arthur Mullen.
.As a taorlng picture of galvanized energy
the activity of new brooms In the state house
cannot be equalled outside of the pie belt
Every scheme for the uplift of youngsters or
elders points unerringly to the public treasury
for the needful uplift of the promoter.
It Is definitely agreed that while Judge Lan-
dls la deliberating on the troubles of Organised
Baa a Ball, the bleachers will not fire cushions at
the umpire.
Those Germans were a trifle slow In getting
their publicity bureaus equipped and manned,
but they are doing some effective work on the
firing line now.
And recommending that all state printing
be done In a convict labor print shop is not the
only place where Governor Morehead got off on
the wrong foot.
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Congress Is about to appropriate money for
six new revenue cuttors. Oh, pshaw! Xet us
have a couple of thera out here to help start our
I'pper Missouri barge line.
The honor and well-being of the United
States above all other countries is the Supreme
test of American cltlctmshlp. ..This truU cannot
be too often Impressed upon war partisans.
Depend upon it, the advertising artists of the
tobacco trade will not overlook the business
value of the picture of Captain Ixjxley standing
on the bridge of the Formidable and puffing
a cigarette as the battleship went down.
After all, It take men of large mold and
comprehensive vision to show proper apprecia
tion for the talents and patriotism of newspaper
men. While Nebraska solons with heartless
thuds threw down two members of the pencil
clan. Governor Whitman Installed a newspaper
man as his private aeoretary.
One-Term Idal Diicarded.
President "Wilson is not the first to find that
posMwMon of office Is potent to alter the view
port. Ills utterance at Indianapolis Indicates
his belief that the democratic candidate for pres
ident in 191s Is already selected, a fact that will
. occasion little surprise, but may engender some
sorrow ameng those who thought the president
wag sincere in his one-term utterances. How
ever, the exercise of authority usually operates
to lure the officeholder away from any lot"ty no
tions of sacrifice he may have Indulged; at least.
It enables htin to reconcile himself to spreading
the sacrlfica out over a little longer time, two
terms If ronalble. This Is merely the difference
in view that coiuti when on "the Inside looking
out" Mr. Wilson does not need to go far for a
precedent to support his change of mind; Ne
braska has Just seen a governor take the oath
of office a betoad time, after he had publicly and
repeatedly bald one term was enough for any
governor. If this li not sufficient authority,
b. may refer to the example -.of one other dis
tinguished citizen. a ho once said two terms were
all my uiu should have. At any rate, the one
frn ideal has apparently gone to the discsrd
1 1 . 1 lme.
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Workmen's Compensation.
We trust people hereabouts who aim to keep
ported on current, events did rot fail to notice
In pawing; the decision rendered lrut week by the
United Stales supreme court affirming the con
stltuttonality and validity of the Ohio work
men's compensation law. As every one who has
Ktudlcd the subject knows, there are several
points in this class of legislation upon which the
question of constitutionality can be raised, more
particularly the elimination of the so-called com
mon law defenses In personal Injury esses, and
the fixing of liability upon the employer for all
accidents to his employes regardless of his own
negligence or carelessness.
The common law theory Is epitomised by the
phrase, "Where there Is a wrong, there Is a
remedy," from which the corollary has been
drawn that no legal remedy may ba had for an
Injury where ho wrong has been committed. All
the compensation laws, however, rest on the
proposition, that responsibility fo the care of
accident victims may be placed by statute upon
the employer, or group of employers, without
respect to the cause of the accident, and the su
preme oourt evidently sees nothing In this de
priving any one of any of his constitutional
rights.
The workman's compensation law in Ohio
differs in detail from our Nebraska compensa
tion law, but the basic principle Is the same.
There Is sure to be litigation growing out of our
Nebraska law, and the question of constitution
ality will doubtless be raised. Our law may
possibly be found defective, but the. decisions of
the courts now give assurance that the plan for
compensation for work injuries Is In general
feasible, practical and legal.
si- - -
Work of the Schools.
N4 more than 1.6 per rent, or fifteen out of
l.Opn children In the United States between the
ages of 10 and 14 years, are unable to read and
write, according to a report from the bureau of
education at Washington. This Is a reduction
from forty-two to the thousand in 1B0Q and
twenty-two In 1910.' More substantial proof of
tho efficiency of the American public school sys
tem could scarcely be afforded. In the list of
states Nebraska continues to hold Its proud posi
tion at the top with South Dakota, these two
states showing but two out of 1,000 children be
tween 10 and 14 unable to read and write.
Ability to read and write fits the Individual
for the proper exercise of responsibilities that
come with citizenship' in a republlo like ours.
This training Is provided by the public schools,
and the schools In turn are supported by a free
press, the two together forming the best possible
guaranty of the perpetuity of our Institutions.
For Better Americans.
Thoughtful students of social conditions, and
especially those who have sought Jo analytically
consider the effects of the war In Europe on the
national life of, America, agree' with slngul&r
unanimity that out of the welter of conflict will
come good for all. Detter Americans are beins;
made every day, because of new emphasis that Is
being laid on the fundamentals of American life
and the Institutions that have developed there
from, - ' .
Civilisation has not failed, because of a sud
den breaking away from Its higher ideals by the
great nations of Europe. On the contrary, Its
iorces are working now with energy that is, if
anything, enhanced by the emergency. These
forces are not animated by the purely senti
mental or speculative phases of social existence.
They art dealing with the great problems In. an
Intensely practical way. For one illustration of
this aspect of the case, let us cite the Red Cross
and other organised rsllef movements that have
done so much to lessen the suffering incident to
the clash of arms on a scale more stupendous
and deadly than any known to history. Other
proofs of American capacity and efficiency are
as easily afforded. ,
The attitude of the American people toward
the belligerent nations Is evidence that we have
been meeting the'questlons of life at points
where Europe has failed. Civilization Is not
dead; the upward movement of mankind has
not been checked. A common necessity is bring
ing us closer to a common , footing,' and a belter
understanding, and from that vantage point the
people of this great republic will be able to reach
out and help the people of Europe to reshape
their government, to re-establUh their natUmal
life, and we will be then even better Americans
because we can aud will no this. ' v
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Publicity for Railroads.
Letters have appeared in The Bee and other
newspapers taking exception to a Berles of ar
ticles running In the various newspapers pre
senting the railroad's side of the rata contro
versy. One of our contributors wants to know
what is the purpose, and who is paying for the
apace, although the articles themselves carry the
answers to those questions, each being specifi
cally labeled "paid advertisement." and no one
harbors suspicion that any one but the railroads
are paying for railroad publicity.
But instead of subjecting the railroads to
fault finding for using the accepted channels of
publicity to talk to their patrons and the publio
as a whole, this publicity campaign should have
general approval whether or not It serves to con
vince people that the railroads have a Just case.
In the old days what we complained about moat
was the resort of the railroads to devious under
ground or secret methods of reaching the au
thoritlcs charged with power to regulate and
control, and their efforts to obtatn'by subterfuge
and stealth what they could not hope to obtain
In the open. The demand was for above-board
dealing, and this is what the railroads have now
voluntarily, or Involuntarily, come to. One f
the up-state papers, the Albion News and It is'
a, newspaper that has a record for tearless in
dependence expresses this thought aptly when
It says:
We triiat our readers are Martin the series of
railroad arlk-lea runnlnf In Uila paper. The railroals
are ependtn thouaande of dollars to run these artJolea
In all the larger pepera In the state. What are they
doln It fort To tain puMlo sentiment In their favor.
We say we trtit our readera are reading thera be
vsuse It la necenaary to hear both slda In order to
form aa Intelligent opinion. The rail rued a are becslng
for a square deal. But It Is not fortcotten that fw
yeara ao tho puMic was begsln, the railroada ftr a
aqua re dial and were turned away In derUlon.
The tablee are turned now. but the people will not
If so Intolerant 14, were tlte railroads. lu the l-jnf
run the rublic U ut.
For Tho Bee we also hope all our thoughtful
readers a 111 take this opportunity to hear the
railroad spokesmen, because only by understand
ing both sides of the argument can fair conclu
sions be reached.
ay YiCTOB mosTwaTxs.
Tins TALK had drifted to th subjent of the build
ers of Omaha, and the publio spirit ef the tilo-
' neers In laying the foundations of tha future
city. "I do not bollnve any one In thoee days was
the equal aa a builder of Smith S. Caldwell," aald
Milton Barlow. "When Omaha waa little more than
a trussling vlllafe. and a brick house ef any kind
waa a monument of enterprise, Caldwell did some
thing we all had raid was ImpT'""!!'!. It" S"t the
owners of all the lota on Dounlaa, from Thirteenth to
FVmrteenth, to Join with him In a single Improvement
by erecting a throe-story brick building, making a
olid and uniform frort from on corner to the other,
and, to give due credit for the wonderful achievement
It waa called the 'Caldwell block." The bank, later
the Omaha National, had on" corner, and J. J. Brown
occupied the other comer with his mercantile es
tablishment, and In the center .the Redlcks put Jn
our first pretentious theater, known as the Academy
of Music. After Caldwell bad demonstrated what
could be done, the people over on.Puroam street t
together and duplicated the undertaking by erecting
the 'Central block aa a similar comblnaUon bultdlnp.
running from Hellman'a clothing store at Thirteenth
to Milton Rosrera' hardware afore at Fourteenth.
"Mr. Caldwell was the active factor in another
great bunding project, when In 1870 his enthusiast
and persuasive powers induced IK) citizens of Omaha
to contribute gl.000 apiece to erect the Grand Central
hotel, which was handed over to the Kitchens to
operate. The Grand Central, which was the precursor
of the present Paxton, for thaf day Waa a much'
bigger proposition, and meant a great deal mors to
Omaha, than the building of our million-dollar Fonts
nelle hotel now. I do not know of another tnan
among the pioneers who could have pulled (that hotel
scheme through aucceisfully the way Mr. Caldwell
did."
Although the least Conspicuous of tha waterways
delegation from Kaneas City, Which has Just mails a
visit to Omaha, Walter P. Plcksy is pointed out n
tha man whoso lalKirlng oar really launched th)
barge line on the Missouri. Its plunked In a $VW)0
subscription to th" navigation company whan It was
organised In Kansas City, and Waa naturally drafted
to head the corporation. In his private business, Mr.
Dickey is a manufacturer of eewer pipe and drain tile,
with a by-product of clay pigeons, known to sports
men all over aa "Dickey birds." When he began
with almost nothing to make sewer pipe many years
ago, Mr. Dickey came Into contact with my uncle,
City Engineer Andrew ftosowatef, and particularly
his specifications for sewer work, not only here, but
in cities and towns throughout this section.
"You Omaha folks never realised It," said Mr.
Dlcked to me wtihln the bearing of a half dozen
others, "hut yoi had the services through your city
engineer of one of the master engineering minds of
the country, with the soundest ideas on municipal
publio works of all kinds that I know of, and t have
met most of our great civil engineers."
Not only does Mr, Dickey rank high as a manu
facturer and business man one of the speakers said
he had eighteen plants at different points but he has
also been active In politics. He Is a republican, and
organized the forcea In Missouri for the preliminary
campaign of 19n, becoming later the chairman of
the state committee, with whom I co-operated in the
publicity work when I waa In charge of the western
literary bureau for that presidential campaign I ve
momber exchanging at the close of the contest con
gratulatory messages on the success' of our mutual
efforts that helped put Mlseourl for the first time in
the republican column I hope not for the last time.
By th way, knowing his wide experience, t pro
pounded this question to Mr. Dtckty:
"la there any city within your acquaintance that
meters the water flowing through sewer flush tanks?"
"Oh, It's possible," was the answer, "but I never
knew of on."
"That anecdote of yours about whgt your teacher
wrote on youreasay. reminds me of a similar ex
perience," remarked Charlie Bllngerland while "mak
ing up this form. "I handed in a composition With
the customary . ending, 'This la all I know about
Hhls eubject.' ,
" 'Never conclude a composition with a sentence
like that,' said the teacher. Some folks might think
you knew more about it."
j People and Events
The Hoboken prophet who put out a forecast of
war gloom for the United States this year seems to
have hit the buU'iey. Irvln Cobb Is going on the
road wltha stereoptlcon lecture on the. world war.
The saving sense of humor breaks out In an unex
pected quarter. England elaasps sausage casings as
contraband Of war, and has seised a consignment on
board a ship at Halifax. The prospect of lessening
the horrors of war appears remote.
Mrs. F. J. Sliepard, wbo was Helen Gould, played
the part of Santa Clau for the railway employes at
the statlona of Tarrytown and Irvlngton. N. Y. Mrs.
Khepord usually gives tlo gold pieces, fastened to the
Kant a Clans pack. This year ah gave Instead crisp
new $10 bills.
Mighty hard lot to please, those Chicago wires.
One applies for divorce because hubby persisted In
throwing hard money at her. Another la bein
shaken In the divorce route by hubby because he
wouldn't go away off and die ti thst his life Insurance
policy might be cashed In.
In order to get the right olhtaple twist of the
tongue for a successful grapple with Russian war
names, a regular practice with American names will
hlp soma For example: Toughtoghehy, Skeneatlrs,
Wawaw, Ronkonkoraa, Pocotnoonshlne, Xenla. Bcho
choh, Cheektowago, Sylacauga. Oaaawatomle, Swan
annoa, Tatlapooea, Yamme. Perfectly good Ameri
can names. -
Although he has done a vast amount of bossing
and blue-peaclllng himself, 8. a McClure, the New
York publisher. Is doing a reporter's stunt fcn a New
York paper -Just for tEe experience on the outside and
a working knowledge of the Inside ef the shop,. Mr.
McClure doesn't need the salary, being quite well off,
but thinks a man of M cas find nsunh t learn if he
looks around for it.
TABLOIDS OF SCIENCE.
Further details are being worked out for the com
ing charity ball, which will be in charge of Charles
Km u tree, assisted by C. P. Woolowrth. The floor man
agers are George Patterson. D. W. Paxe. lieutenant
Guy 9 toward. Jamea Hose. Robert retrlck. Will Mc
MUlan. Ed Peck and Clement Chaae. Measia Shaw
and Fluid, the buUdere of the opura houaa.. are put
ting In a false floor, and the top bidders ror the boxes
are Guy Q. Barton, A. U Strang and Nathan Merriam.
"Th Slaughter Continues" la a headline, but It
refer to the great reduction la prioe at the wonder
ful store ef Loyal U Smith, the popular Fernain
street dry goods man.
'At a meeting of the aewaboya tn the council
chamber last sight to form aa organisation, the f'4
lowlng ware la attendance; John MoQutlUn, John
iCaggerty, truest F.mbcll. "Willi Tracy, FrvdJie
Arnold. Vincent McQuillan. Ed Fiu'patrtck, Roes Cobb,
.Willi Hum. Vlo Due-row. Charll Whyte. Frank
Haggerty.. Nat Tra-ver. Leroy Wroth, -Frank and
Cliarll Morton. .
Mr. P. C. Itlmebeugh was given a pleasant surprise
by about forty members of the Y. M. C A., and a
gold headed cane preaented to hlia, Mr. C. & Harrison
making tha speech.
a C, llobbte at th ticket offlee. 141S Faraain. la
Inviting bids to build a frame row ef five Tats at the
comer of Sixteenth and Cass.
An Instantaneous electric water heater
Is now made, which gives hot water on
demand. '
Tests hare ehown That properly filtered
oil may be used Indefinitely without los
ing its lubricating qualities.
A few drops of oil of lavender and Can
ads balsnm sprinkled on book shelves will
prevent books becoming moldy.
In every test made by Russian cavalry
men, horseshoes of aluminum were found
to outlnt those of steel and Iron.
A phonograph Is built Into new alarm
clock to nwsken a slcper by playing his
favorite tune Instead of ringing a hell.
Two Swiss surgeons have Invented an
easily used drug which stops the flow
of blood from wounds almost instantly.
Documents, letters snd pictures can he
preserved Indefinitely fcy snaking them In
a strong solution of slum an! then drying
them. '
A system has been developed whereby
wireless messages may be received In
safety at all times, even during thunder
storms. A rag soaked In hot wster and wrapped
around an automobile carburetor and
Intake manifold wilt help tn starting a
car In cold weather. -' t
Doctors have decided thst sn electrlo
shock kills a than by destroying the
rhythm of the heart beats and acting on
the lungs like an overdose of an anes
thetic. Bea water electrically treated has been
found to be of great value as a disinfect
ing means, and ts now used regularly In a
number of English cities for cleaning
swimming pools, school rooms, hospitals
and similar places.
Rxtanslve investigation of smoke pre
vention by tho United States geological
survey has led to the conclusion that It
Is mechanically possible and that the heat
results have been attained by the use of
mechanical .stokers.
A Japanese Inventor hss provided an
iron kettle which burets Into song the
moment th kottle begins to boll. The
sounds are produced by steam bubbles
striking against musical metalti bars,
just above the wartef. , '
Engineers have pronounced practical
the srshema of building a bridge connect
ing the Island of Ceylon with th main
land. Th distance Is twenty-one miles
and the foundation will be a rocky reef
known as Adam's bridge.
AH0UITD THE CITIES.
noiseless
Chicago plans to establish
sones around hospitals.
The fabled stork paid 149.6S7 visits to
hornet In Greater New York lst year.
Biggest baby show In th land.
Salt' Lake City's total revenue last year
was tl.923.4S9.e6. All but tfl.900 was spent
in keeping th municipal machine In run
ning order.
The town of Turlow, Ky., Is one mils
long and about fifty feet wide, Onsisttng
of "five stores, two blacksmith shops,
two churches and one mudhole,"
Nothing like a battle happened on the
streets of New York City last year, yet
E1S persons were killed by vehlsles, rr.-ire
than half the fatalities by automobiles.
Sacramento sends out word that there
are no vacant Jobs In California's capital.
Easterners looking for . work are re
quested to stay at home and save rail
road far.
St. Iyotrts charge business depression
With having chilled the ardor of mar
riageable people. Marriage license busi
ness hss fallen off and romance Is gath
ering cobwebs. i
Fhtladelphlans are putting their shoul
ders to tha wheels of tho "glve-a-Job"
movement By systematic co-operation
a great number of half-time and whole-
time Jobs have been secured for idle men.
Two-storied streets are urged ns the
beet means of relieving th downtown
congestion In Chicago. Mayor Harrteon's
administration champions subways be
cause they will not disturb the elgni or
scenery.
A whimsical cltlxen, deceased, of Cleve
land, made provision in his will for th'
establishment of a national cemetery near
th Rockefeller estate, for. "the burial
of tha Illustrious dead of the state and
nation." The Idea that Cleveland Is "a
good city to be burled In" docs not com
mend Itself to the live ones.
Out at Douglas, Wyo.. William Uerky
Bill) Clayton, a rough rider In Buffalo
Bill's show In years past, calmly looked
on while a doctor amputated his rirht
foot at the ankle snd his left foot at
the heel. The "nerve-blocking" system
of deadening pain was used by th doc
tor. Froien feet rendered the operation
necessary.
ACTIVITIES OP WOMEN.
Miss Margaret MacCrelghton Is the win
ner of the first scholarship ever awarded
by the Pennsylvania School of Horticul
ture for Women.
England has twenty women Inspectors
of labor, and they are practically Inde
pendent In their Work and functions.
France has eighteen women inspectors;
Austria, five; Belgium, one.
The Colorado woman's elgh-hour law
is sweeping In Its application. It Includes
bookkeepers, stenographers and cashiers
who are employed In mercantile, mer
chandise and manufacturing establish
ments, according to a ruling of Judge C.
V. Butler of Denver.
" Mr Anna P. Schenck snd Miss Marcla
Mead, two pt the leading architect of the
country, have prepared plans for the
block of model buildings which are to be
a memorial te the late Mre. Wilson In
Waahlngton. Mre. Archibald Hopkins Is
the originator of the plan, and already a
number of contributions have bees made
to the fund for the building.
rtomona Floras la the only female col
onel In the Mexican army. Th Joan of
Aro, as she Is called.' has fought forty
seven "battles and was wounded twice.
Carransa gave her permission to Join his
ranks, and she was made colonel and
given command of a battalion of too cav
alrymen. There are four women dentist In Cleve
land. O.. and they are said to be very
successful Two of them ere married
and they conduct their households aa well
aa offices A campaign for mouth hy
giene was held In Clevlsnd last year,
and the women dentists did very much to
make It a success.
While some women look for burglars
under their bed. New York has a night
watchwonian who looks ror them la dark
corners. Kse totes a gun. too, and isn't
afraid ef It Any thlaf who attempts a
getaway -tth the fruit she guards In the
dlatrtot where the commiaaios houses are
located will be halted with a chunk of
lead. "Being s sight wetchwotnao," she
says. "Isn't sear as bad a Job for a
womaa aa you might think. You know
It keeps one out la the opes a1-"
SECULAR SHOTS AT PULPIT.
I'hlladslphla Ledger: Th bishop of
London ha used about TOO words to say
what Admiral Decatur put tn sen-en When
he dedired that "war shortens life, but
also broadens It"
Brooklyn Eagle: W ere thrilled by the
archbishop of Canterbury's eall to arm.
The archbishop himself Is serving the God
W'hom Germane worship, but that notion
never threw a pall on patriotism or na
tion a Mem aire th world began, though
It has saw acsdemlo significance.
Boston Transcript: "Forty doltars." be
moans Rev. Herbert 8. Johnson anent the
high cost of New Tear's evening, "would
buy a dozen chickens, a bushel of pota
toes, a barrel of flour, a dosn mufflers,
a tloicn pairs of shoes, twenty pairs of
woolen socks, a ton of coal And a wheel
barrow to put them in." W hare sadly
observed lately that you can get a mod
ern ton Of coal in a wheelbarrow, but
where does th pastof do the West of his
marketing? -I
Indianapolis News: The reflex action of
war has been felt in a rising religious
wave In many countries, and notably so
In Frsncs snd Italy. In th latter coun
try th people are flocking to the churches,
both Protestant and Catholic Men of
high social and official positions sr turn
ing their attention to spiritual things, and
a 'wave or religious faith Is sweeping over
the peqple. H Is belkntod that after the
war there will be a normal and Spiritual
transformation of the entire continent
In the German colonies the effect of the
war Was to empty the mission houses.
At one place only eight or ten mlstlon stu
dents were left out of 121. There Is also
an Interruption of intercourse among tha
mission fields slid a falling off of money
contributions.
DOMESTIC PLEASANTRIES.
Census Taker Madam, if you won't
tell me your axe. I'll es!t the lady next
door snd 1st her guess at It
Woman Stop; t il set the fnmlly Biblo
right away. Philadelphia Ledger.
Lenders fey. I've been carrying thono
J. O. ITs of yours until they are about
worn out
Horrhws forrv, old man. Next time Ml
use better paper. Doston Transcript.
"Now they are ndvertlstng dread
nought Sfay. They ought not to drni;
the various colors Into this Imbroglio ''
"What do you mean?"
Way hss slwsvs been considered n.
neutral tint." Loniwtlle Oourler-Journn!.
MUFFLED KNOCKS.
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"Embonpoint" listens better thsn "Fat,"
but It weighs Just ss much.
Any old time a man Is a good loser you
csn bet that he didn't lose much.
About one man In each 10,000 is satis
fied. Th other .999 cither have too much
or not enough.
Somehow or ether s homely girl doesn't
look so homely to you aiter you get to
know her real wall.
Kvery man knows a lot of remedies that
he tn always recommending to other peo
ple, but wouldn't think of taking himself.
The trouble with having a fur-lined coat
Is that if you button It up on a cold day
people won't b able te te that It is fur
lined. Some men seem to bs hanging around
tn th world Just to keep their wives from
having a little fun on tha life insurance
money.
' Every man wants to rsft th home news
paper and the horns ball team. But If
you tried to run his business he would
want to fight
You oan't make a princess believe It.
But the fellow whs can run fifteen balls
st pool often has a hard time making
$15 per week.
Mother can always find out what rather
did when he stayed out until Urn. h
lets him tell all the things hs did and
thn sh knows that be did all the things
he was afraid to mention. -
A lot of the' June brides who' wert prom
ised that they would never have to soil
their itsey, weeny, pltty fingers by doing
any work are now wrestling wlttl th
furnace every morning while hubby
pounds his eer Until the house' Is nice
and warm.
, A. widow wouldn't any mors think of
marrying s man on one day's notice than
would a romantlo young girl. The widow
wants to hear th same old line of court' I
ing bull all over again, and It listen's Just
as good to her ss It does to th young
girl. Cincinnati Enquirer.
"Are you a director of this institu
tion T' . '
Tss. s1r."N
"Well, what directing do you ever do?"
"Pardon me. I direct my pen In re
ceipting for niy salary. Baltimore
, American.
"Whst you wsnt to do," ssld tho
I physician. "Is to take an ice-cold bath
every day."
! "I haven't th nerve."
"You wont mind it after th rin-t
plunae."
"That's what I am afraid of. If I could
Onlv manage to take the Plnnce. unex
pectedly I'd be all right. 1 know what
I'll do. I'll get a pair of skates." Wash
ington Star.
"Why did you arrest these me?" asked
the magistrate.
'Thar were having a milk shake" re
plied the policeman.
"What were they dotng?" askd tho
magistrate. .... ...
"f'hev were throwing die to raffle off
a cow." replied the policeman. Oncln
natl Enquirer.
"If I were to give you a half dollar,"
aid Mf. OroucUer, "you'd simply go out
and waste It " .
"No I wouldn. sir," replied Mr. Eras
ttis Pinkley. "Id preserve it foh a
souvenir so's I could show It to my
friends an' brag about how I oome by
It only I dnesn' speck t could make 'em
believe ma" Washington War.
Th Desk Officer Well, madam, what's
the complaint? . .
Th complainant Why. sir, I gsv a
man flamed Blinks, Jim Blinks, seventy
five cents to go to the court house an'
get a marriage license for me an him
an' be netver came back.
The Desk Of floer I congratulate jrou,
ma'am. Good day Cleveland Plain
Dealer.
0 C0UNTHY MINE, TAKE HEED 1
George ti. Ixivejoy, In Boston Transcript
In these dark hours of lust and hate,
I"nr, far beyond thine eastern gate.
Take heed from the long-oenturled past.
Take heed, yes. from the struggle vast.
For mere dominion raging how,
Or lo! that liberty shall bow
To wrong, O Country tninel take heed
Take heed!
Conserve In wisdom thy rich strength;
Be wise, be humble, then What lenath
Of days shall fall to thee. While great
Hhall be thy story! So, the fate
Of fallen states shall never, no,
Be thine, thy memory a woe!
O Country mine! I say, take heed
Take bcedl
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Prophetical Shalt thou thus prove
Of erst days when, with hearts of love,
Stanch builders proudly launched thee on
The tide of nationhood, alone
Of all thy craft, the strong winds free
To drive thee forth on life's far sea'.,
O Country mine! t say, take heed
Take heedl.
And thou shalt live. Indeed, supreme
In the World's thought! Each nation'
dream
For self. In thy rare greatness, yea,
Shalt see fulfillment lo! one day.
If thou with Truth dost keep thy Word,
If thou forgetest not thy Lord!
O Country mine! I say, take heed
Take heed!
EDITORIAL VIEW POINT.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Naming a bat
tleship the Formidable does not make it
so, any more thsn calling It a dread
naught frees It ef dread. Mines and sub
marines never stop to read th name
plate. Indianapolis News: Under the sew di
rect system It Cost $460,?TT to elect th
United States senators who were candi
dates laBt November, which Is only a
fraction of what It used to cost Vnder th
old system to elect one senator.
Indianapolis News: The Austrian am
bassador denies that Austria Is tired of
the war, and maybe It Isn't officially;
but actually Austria Is probably Just as
tired pf It as England, France, Germany,
Russia and all tho rest of them are.
- Philadelphia Record: Good roads are
vary important to the farmers, but they
are pretty, expensive, and the cost is
more snd more put upon the state, In
stead of the town and county. This in
creases the opportunity for grafting, and
few, If any, state highway departments
s re fres from corruption, or, at least, th
political us of the service. The direetor
of th federal road bureau estimates
wsstags through politics at SCO.000,000 a
year.
Springfield Republican: Americana re
gard It as highly amusing that some one
in England should have taken cut In
surance against war with the United
States, but th English have the insuring
habit as no other nation hss. At a Lon
don club recently one member knocked
off a man's eyelaea and broke them,
lie apologized, but th man was, not
perturbed. "Never mind, old chap,' he
replied pleasantly, "they're Insured." A
Policy on eyeglasses costs 1 shilling and
-pcnce a year.
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