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HTE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: APRIL 15, 1917. The Omaha Bee DAILY (MORNINO-EVEN1NO SUNDAY FOUNDED BY EDWARD ROSEWATEB VICTOR ROSEWATER. EDITOR " THB BEB PUBLISHING COMPANY, PROPRIETOR.. EnUrea it Omaha poitofflm M tocoiie'-ciaio natter. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Br Carrier. Br Mill. Oaltr u Set Wft W W. I" " Creoles od Sunow.. J J Cnalnt wllMul Soadaj - 52 - too sunder Bm only . .iS Jid .S. T SioiTof eddrtee UtHUlMlU 1 10 O-eo. CttcoUttM DepwtwnL - REMITTANCE (tanlt e M aw or wul oroet. Onli I-cent euror. uho M S"n!ll Pmul cove. ct on Oaeba ud Mttara Slf It'll It. BOt MMptML OFFICES. AMU Omilft231S N St. New Tori SM Fifth Are. UncoUi mm Balldlin. WieBUnw-m nt St N. w. CORRESPONDENCE Aditraa ooiiOTiilettloni relnlnt 10 awe ao edltortll OuKer to Omaha Bee, Bdllorlll Department. FEBRUARY CIRCULATION 54,592 Daily Sunday, 50,466 irwin ewolttloo tot !be mown, mbeeelbed so twota to W Dwlsai Wllliami. Ol Sobecriker. loevfcf tho otty ofcoul. km Th. Bo i t. tana. AeUrooe cfcaafW ao otto a roauootoel. No flag like our flaart No country like our countryl ' - ' Spring ii surely here, Oein up! Pstnt up! Spruce up I ' , The coming of the limple life caste Hi ihtd owl before. Cheer up! The ltwmakeri are tuning up for the twin long. The old adage, "Waite not, want not," ! more la point today than ever before. A thundering hot time In many old towm continue! to be the favorite music on the west front. Who makes two potatoes grow where none grew before la the real human benefactor In this twentieth eentorjr. The garden plowing trust ! little, but not lonesome. Flutee of high degree line the holdup route in every direction. Federal grand juries here and there serve em phatic and annoying notice on alien plotter! that Uncle Sam is not the eaiy mark they imagined. The United States, let it be repeated, Is not out for land or gold. Still there is no objection to sequestering a few crowns as souvenirs of the ' occasion. , .. These prophets will keep on predicting peace by next week or next month until someone of them will hit it and then he will cry aloud: HI told you sol" Bolivia li the latest recruit la the world-wide battle for humanity and democracy. The coming funeral of autocracy promises to be unique in the absence of real mourners. Large contracts (or bacon art being placed by the government Only a "party with a long nurse Can maintain friendly relatione with bacon nowadays and bring it home safely. An echo of the) wild horse ease comes In the form of the Indictment of one of the witnesses for perjury. Otherwise we would be glad to forget that there ever wis each a fool killing. Omaha Is witling to let Lincoln have a new state capitot or, rather, Omaha Is not covetous of it Remembering the federal reserve bank lo cation contest, that' returning good for evil. Lloyd George nrgei the United States to avoid the costly blunders of Great Britain In the early stages of the war. The United States, unheeding, plant tryout of the volunteer system, one of Britain greatest blunders. Economy and simplicity In food management In. the home constitute patriotic service of ai tinct national value, Besidea the direct profits assured there is the certainty of exploding the balloons of price boosters. Congressional opposition to universal service may nave its up rooti in a tear ot forcibly upset ting the personal pie counter. Any proposition even remotely threatening a good thing spurs political patnoti to a forensic lighting pitch. The one drawback to a fitting celebration when Tl J T7! 1 1 . .t.. " . ugiiouu hi rwienn arv merxcu inra m ureaier Omaha family la the postponement Into June, forcing the joy toast to future health and happi ness to "be drunk in chlorinated Missouri river water. ' Food Speculation and Price Fining. Chicago Board of Trade men are somewhat agitated over the proposal to close up that mart at least so far as its speculative operations are concerned, as a war measure. Naturally, a con siderable sentiment against such a move exists among the men whose business is dealing in grains and other food supplies on the basis of fu ture deliveries. In self-defense they contend that their service is to stabilize prices, to prevent the inequalities that might result from lack of some central agency through which buyer and seller may be brought together. To the extent that grain exchanges provide facilities for the market ing of the great crops of the country and afford assistance in the proper distribution of the out put of the farms, they perform an indispensibte service. That much if not moat of the specula tion in futures finally rests on the basis of supply and demand Is also evident But the element of sheer gambling is unmis takably manifest In the operations of the brokers. Dealings in hypothetical grains rest not on the solid foundation of ultimate delivery, but on the purely speculative possibility of an artificial con trol of prices, adjustment one way or the other finally being made through cash settlement in which the loser pays the winner in leu of delivery of grain that has entered into the transaction solely as a fictitious commodity. It Is against this phase of the trading that public clamor lies. The criticism arises because the legitimate func tion of the grain exchange has become so Inti mately interwoven with its unnatural operation that the two scarcely can be dissociated and certainly are not In the public mind. Grain operators are essentially necessary to the life of modern business and perhaps have little to do with determining market conditions, but suspicion lingers that all speculation In food prod uct! has not for iti end the legitimate purpose of stabilizing prices. The remedy proposed, that of dosing the exchangee,, will probably not be tried. Price-fixing by law never has proved much of a luccess and is not likely to become popular in the United States. Enlisting for the War. Enlisting for national service during the war is not restricted to military and naval activities nor limited by years. Opportunities for practical service' are boundless for elders as well aa for persons of fighting age, .The struggle the nation enters upon it not to be won wholly by those on the firing lines on land and tea. Other forces equally potential must be enlisted and inspired with the enthusiasm of patriotic duty,. A nation wide rally for a greater food supply comprehends service of the first Importance not only for home defense, but for the nation'a allies dependent on the United State! for food support This calls not for sacrifice, but for intensive cultivation and the employment of every resource of farms and gardens. -'.''- Much criticism ii directed at what is claimed to be a lack of youthful patriotism in cities be cause the rush of volunteers does not come up to recruiting expectations. To some extent the criti cism is justified by evidence of attempts to head off the prospect of compulsory service. Yet who can justly lay the "slackers" are wholly cen surable? Youths are largely creatures of example, They look to elders to set the national pace, to show a lofty spirit of patriotism, a willingness to make tome sacrifice for the common good. It is unfortunately too plain that the eldera give more thought! to the interesti of No. 1 than to na tional concerns. The batteries of patriotic in dignation now aimed at the slackers might ac complish more enduring results if turned for while on the trenches of selfishness and bring tome to elders the folly of bad example. - Service tnd sacrifice must be equalized aa nearly at pos- ible, regardless of age, If we would show the world a democracy unselfishly enlisted for the Seven Billions for Defense. First of the concrete moves in the comprehen sive plan for taking part in the great war for humanity Is the appropriation of the largest single um of money ever set apart in the world's his tory. In itself it is eloquent of the almost In comprehensible scope of modern warfare, but, more than that, it Is an unmistakable token of the earnest purpose of the United States. A consid erable portion of this Is to be made immediately available for the use of onr allies and will be the first step toward active participation in the con flict Until we can prepare an army, which must wait on action yet to be taken by congress, the chief material contribution possible from as to the general cause must be in the form of money. With the matter of the appropriation out of the way, the house may take up the service bill and with some definite determination at to the na ture of the army we are to raiie the men to fill the ranks will be found ready. Blindness in the United States. Some curiously interesting information ii af forded by the census bureau, which has just com pleted its analysis of the statistics on blindness In the United States gathered In 1910, It is good to know that the number of totally blind persons ll far leu than popularly supposed, only 57,272 such being found In the United States in the year of the census. Slightly less than one-third of these became blind before the age of 20; less than one-half between the ages of 20 and 64 and a little over one-fifth after passing the age of 65, Much of the blindness is due to preventable causes. ' Loss of eyesight in adult life is on the increase, a fact that is charged to injury or oc cupational disease, and at such an indictment against Industrial methods.. Great progress has been made In the matter of preventing blindness among the new born, the percentage having been reduced from I5.J in 1880 to 11.6 in 1910, and this may be ,yet further reduced by care on part of doctors and nurses. More men than women lose their light In adult life, a fact that Ii charged to the extra risk of Injury or disease assumed by the male in Industry. The majority of those who have lost their sight before marriage remain Ingle through life, but of those who do wed after becoming blind the males are the more numerous, While the report doei not undertake to account for this fact, it may, perhaps, be explained on the ground that the lound woman is the more sym pathetic and self-sacrificing and therefore willing to burden herself with the care of aa afflicted partner. The chief suggestion gathered from the report It that more efficient safeguards be thrown around workers who are exposed to possible loss of vision through accident Nebraska Boys and Girls Mobilised. The University of Nebraska xtrtnilnn aorvli. announces that more than 5,000 Nebraska boyi and girl! are already lined up for the great "spring push" In the home-school garden campaign. Thla is double -the number enlisted In the aurviro ! year, when actual revenue of over $12,000 waa oenvea oy the participants from 1,200 gar den oatchea on around thrwlai Mt All t which shows the young folki of the itate are alive to ineir responsibilities and opportunities ai well. It It encouraging to a degree to note that this work waa not heo-un tmr1 ft, -. . ... - O -' ... vi TT difions, but had its genesis in the movement to ward a better employment of creative and pro ductive forces. Youthful enerorv Mrherfn enl. placed la united to the fecundity of the soil that nan neen anowea to develop into weeds and splen did results are forthcoming. That th be especially beneficial at this time is apparent and mat tne JNebraeka boya and girls are on the joo is equally true. Assisting Russia's democracy In solving the probleme of covernment la nno nf im portant international tasks undertaken by the unnea states, fortunately, our ambassador ai Petrograd, David R, Francis, is eminently quail tied to Orivf, imitMH th nal,, ..... A WI. v - ...v . 'B " srcci. n jnio- sourian of varied experience and training, familiar witn tne science of the game, his advice can naraiy tail to make secure the grip of Russia' democracy. Ttt Vletor RoMwatflf OUR Omaha people do not I fear, appreciate what an important place one of our own number is filling it the work of preparing the country for its military operations. In the current news reports reference is made to General George H. Harries as heading the committee in charge of the mobilization of all our electric rail ways for war emergency service which in its vital relation to national defense, if not first, is second I., a- . 1 M.kMi..in- " f li- tteatn railuravs. only iu mc inuut..v. v. ..,v - j - General Harries, I happen to know, has , .j u.A.l, (n, artm time and combines the peculiar experience of a ... . . rr . i . . l. . -.u,,u:.. " t tried army omccr wno Knows wic ucicssimo y. military transportation and also of a public util- mkn Lnnnr. tl,. .4fl KM i t il Orirl tWIl- 1 1 y TT 1IJ miv.no ...v sibilities of the whole electrical industry. If there is anytning aoing nr. any time in me move ment of troop for coast defense General Harries will K f-irrht sin th innt with hit branch of the service fully ready for business. It was a delight to renew association with Frederic R. Coudert. Jr.. in Columbia with me aa a classmate, during his recent visit to address the patriotic meeting held In Omaha a week ago. We studied constitutional law together under Prof. Burgess and international law under Prof. John Bassett Moore. Mr. Coudert and his travel ing companione sunaayea nere ra rest up a on on a etrenuous trip which gave a better oppor tune to hear from him about his oersonal ex periences in the war zone to which out of mod esty he seldom alludes in his public addresses. Mr. coudert was in raris in tne very eariy tana nf the conflict, sivinsr active and valuable aid. to Ambassador Herrick, and has been back and forth a number of times since. 1 have tour boys in my own family," he said, in answer to a Question, "but I am also father to 210 children in ranee." By way of explanation it should be un derstood that the large family in France con sists of Belgian and French boys and girls who have lost their parents, one or both, and had to be taken out of their homes inside the firing lines and cared for in Improvised orphanages. There are, of course, thousands ot those destitute or heloless little ones whose wants are being looked after through the generosity of foster-parents, , . - li.i.j 1:1.. tr. r i ... : cnieny Americano, cmioicu iikc jui.. vuuuch, m this wonderful relief work. Mr. Coudert was much impressed with Omaha and with his whole western trip giving him his first glimpse of this section of the country. "The meeting in Omaha," said he, "was the best we have had with the possible exception of Dea Moines. In the east it is unusual to hold such a meeting without the speakers being heckled or interrupted with some Kino ot aistumance. nere the audience manifested an intense and respectful interest they were perhaps not boisterously en thusiastic, but they plainly showed their eagerness for all the information and enlightenment they could get." It may be recalled that the father ot this Mr. Coudert the elder Frederic R. Coudert. was one of the receivers of the Union Pacific on behalf of the government, being appointed as a personal se lection of President Cleveland, and in that ca pacity came out to Omaha more than once during the period ot the road s reorganization, i hat ootn the father and the son should achieve an emi nence at the bar commanding distinction at home apd abroad is certainly exceptional. In his talk to the CreiKhton law students at the Good Fellowship dinner, Judge Wade referred to Bourke Cockran with all the fervor of deliber ate judgment as "the greatest orator that America ever produced. America has produced some great orators, including a distinguished fellow Ne braskan. Who else would put Bourke Cockran first and above all the rest? Incidentally the cleverly executed toast program proved that there are several promising Dutming orators in i.ixjbu ton'i coming crop of legal talent I see announcement of the death of "Diamond Jim" Brady, who has been one of the spotlight characters in New York for many yean, and with whom I happened to be' thrown in contact once or twice. Probably many times a millionaire, "Diamond Jim" Brady told me himself how he atarted out as a "trucker" for the railroad. He worked ud and later sot Into the railway aupply business and made all kinds of money and knew all the big railroad men who used to be stationed here in Omaha. His fad, or hobby, or weakness, or whatever yon may prefer to call it waa dia monds and other gems and he bedecked himself like a jewelry store. He had diamond shirt ituds and diamond scarf pins, diamond cuff buttons, watches inlaid with diamonds, diamond-set watch chaini and diamond buttona on hia waistcoat all in unique designs and in completely matched sets which he changed from day to day as he would change his clothes. I was sitting in the dining room of a Washington hotel eating break fast with him one day when a little girl at an adjoining table suddenly glimpsed him and called her mother's attention to the mammoth bejeweled watch charm he was sporting, and to satisfy her curiosity he threw back his coat, aa he said, "so she could have a full veiw of the whole works." His other fad was first nights at theatrical per formances, which he attended so regularly that l first night in New York without "Diamond Jim" could hardly be called a success. Despite his idiosyncrasies and display of vanity he had a most kindly disposition and was easily approach able by one and all, never forgetting now ne naa come np from the very bottom. He was treated for some ailment at the Johns Hopkins hospital a few yean ago and ahowed his gratitude by a donation of $50,000 to carry on the work that would bring relief to others suffering from the same malady. I feel certain that in. the distri bution of "Diamond Jim's" money a lot of worthy people and worthy institutions will be remem- Dcrca. ' Austria manifest! growing eagerness to let so and save the crown. Destiny forbids. The prin cipal cat'spaw in provoking war cannot safely dodge, at this time, the full penalty of its deliber ate crime. ; Peaceful signs and aigha are sure to multiolv aa the days pass. The pangs of growing hunger are more perilous to autocracies than fruitless battling for a monopoly of the sun. Some War Time Facts The United States has more first-class home navy yards than any other country. The United States was the first nation officially to recognize the aeroplanes for military purposes. ; The first permanent system of coast defense In the United Statea was originated just 100 years ago. Since 1789 there have been 912 sarrisoned forts, arsenals and military posts in the United States. Sailors in the United States navy are better fed than those of any of the other navies of the world. In the war of 1812 there were ten battles, eight combats and assaults, and fifty-two actions and bombardments. The most costly war of all time, up to the present great conflict, was-the Civil war of 1861-65 in the United States. Of the West Point graduates who served in the Civil war, one-fifth were killed in battle, while one-half were wounded. In the American Civil war there were 107 pitched battlea, 1,022 combats and 362 actions, sieges and lesser affairs. The Franco-Prussian war cost the belligerents $316,000,000 and 311,000 killed and wounded, out of a total ot 1,UWU men engaged. In the war between the United States and Mexico there were "eleven pitched battles and thirty-five actions, combats, sieges and skirmishes. Nearly a score of old ships of the line could be built and completely equipped for less than it costs to put a modern battleship into the water. To fire a single shot from a slxteen-inch rifle costs more than enoush to nav the wases of a private soldier in the regular army for five long years. Proverb For the Day. A rotten apple Infect Its own com panions. One Year Ago Today In the War. Italian conquered new position In the Alp. FlgbUnc at Bt. 101 on onotn irom still Inconclusive. French made powerful attack on German positions at Fort Oouaumont In Omaha Thirty Years Ago Today. Lewis Reed nave a small party at the club, at which the following were present: Mr. Reed, Mrs. Wiley of Philadelphia, MM Balcombe, Mr. Barker and Dr. Homers. At a meeting ot the Omaha Liter ary and Bctentlflo club the following took part In the program: Belle and Nellie Hatcher, E. C. Zimmerman, Henry James, J, Bogue, Tlllle Blume, Millie Dorn. junua . uooiey, a. t. Test and Rose O'Veal. The women of the Harmony social club, Knight of Labor, gave a de lightful dance at Maeonlc hall, the muolo being furnished by the Musical union orcheatra under th eupervlelon of Prof. H. T. Irvine. The etate live stock commission ha conferred a new title upon Dr. Ramaclottl, that of aaslatant itate veterinarian. He will act aa assist ant to the state veterinarian, Dr. Oerth of Lincoln, and attend to all case in thla part of th etate. The democratic city central commit tee met at Julius Meyer' rooms. Chairman Conoyer preaidtng. Th county commissioners are dis cussing th petition of J. H. McShan and other asking for the opening of Hamilton street west of the city limits. Messrs. Lee, Lowry and Kaspar, the special committee of th council ap pointed to secure neaaquartera tor tne city official and police department have about agreed to report upon a plan by which a temporary city hall can be built upon ground owned by the city on the corner of Nineteenth and Harney, which building can be rented out a soon a th new city hall is completed. This Day in History. 163! English settler arrived at New Haven, Conn. 178J Congress ratified the prelimi nary treaty of peace with Oreat Britain. 1817 The tint American asylum for the deaf and dumb was opened at Hartford, Conn. 1848 Twenty-seven person killed and many injured by an explosion on the excursion steamer "Medora," at Baltimore. 1844 Charles BulAnch, th Boston architect who drew the plans and superintended the construction of the national capltol, died. Born Aug ust 8, 1768. 1861 President Lincoln called for 75,000 troopa 1882 General Sherman began the siege of Corinth, Mis. 1865 Abraham Lincoln died. Born February 12, 1809. 1867 Admiral Persano found guilty by Italian senate of cowardice at bat tle ot Lissa and dismissed from the service. 1907 An earthquake destroyed several town In Mexico, with great loss ot life. The Day We Celebrate). Lewi Bllckensderfer, the civil en gineer, was born April 15, 1856. He is a nativ ot Ohio and a graduate of Marietta college. Isldor Bommer of Bommer Broth era grocers, was born April 15, 1869, in Austria-Hungary, coming to this country In 1878. He has been in the grocery business in Omaha steadily sine 1S87 Dr. Leroy Crummer la 48 yean old today. Elisabeth, 111.. Is hla birthplace, but Omaha is his abiding place. Arthur Rosenblum was born at Minneapolis, twenty-nine years ago to day. He la one of Omaha's rising young lawyers and aotive in local Jewish fraternal and charitable affairs. General Horace Porter, famous sol dier an diplomatist, born at Hunting ton, Pa, eighty years ago today. General A. Y. E. Duball, military governor of Paris, born at Belfort sixty-six yean ago today. Rt Rev. Patrick J. Donahue, Cath ollo bishop of Wheeling, born in Eng land sixty-eight years ago today. Wallace Reld, a oelebrated player In motion pictures, born at St Louis twenty-seven yean ago today. Bliss Carman, noted ao poet author and critic, born at Frederlcton, New Brunswick, fifty-six year ago today. Jama J. Jeffries, former champion heavyweight pugilist of the world, born at Carroll, O., lorty-two yeara ago to day. Timely Jottings and Reminders. Germany Is to put It daylight sav ing schedule Into effect today. A great patriotlo mass meeting of foreign-born residents of Kansas City is to be held In Convention hall today under the auspice of the Kansas City Americanization committee. Women from every section of the country will gather In Washington to day In anticipation of the opening of the twenty-alx continental congress of the Daughter of the American Revo lution. The biennial convention and festival ot the National Federation of Musical Clubs will have Its formal opening to day at Birmingham, Ala., to continue through the week. Storyette of the Day. With black rage and Indignation seething in his heart, Blonks knocked at the boss' private door. "Come in oome In!" came In aharp tones. "Please, sir " began Blonks. "Oh, lt'a you!" said the boss, rais ing one eye. "Office boy wen surely Invented to worry busy menl Out with It quickly! What do you want nowf" "The chief clerk kicked me this morning for being late!" blurted out the boy. "I ain't going to be kicked by no clerk!" "Hang It all!" thundered the chief, "you don't expect me to do every thing myself, do you?" Minneapolis Tribune. A few yeara ago there wa a great to do because Admiral Farragut'i fa mous exclamation, "Damn the torpe does; go ahead!" had been painted upon th training ship Hartford. One orttio suggested that "Torpedoes? Oh, fudge!" be substituted; while another mould have the rough old admiral's profan outbunt emphatically ren dered a follows: "Permit me to request that no at tention be bestowed upon those sub marine Instruments of whose con catenated explosive tendencies we hav recently been given an exhibi tion. Pray proceed a expeditiously aa may be deemed advisable under th circumstances to which our attention ha adverted." Boston Transcript. HERE AND THERE. Thro of every four Oennoa do nosena ri ant are women. Tho American botaulit. Am Gray, oosld lnetutlr retail th aamot of M0O plants. A Harvard axperimeat thowt tne ap to bo brifbtar than child, plst tmorttr then rats or orowo and monkeys brighter than list. Tho United SUtet marketed 1,711 thort tona of aabtltoi of domettio production loot rear, a gain of 39 per cent from tho year before, Tho shortage of nonet In Inland, with tho Increajed asrrieulMral activity, baa at tracted much attontioa to tractor! and motor plowt. Billiard cuea an chalked automatically by a new, dovieo which revolves a block of chalk at the tips of onei aro pretted agoJnat It, From paper made of the fiber of th mul berry tree, a Japanot naval officer haa in ventor! a lifeboat that can bo folded into space of about a cubic foot. Can containing apparatna fox dltinfoetlns tho clothing and baggage of paaaangcra who bar boon oxpotod to contaslona diaeaoee have been put into terries by an Italian railroad. AROUND THE CITIES. Nxt Tuday 800 Women's club mem bers in St. Jm will stars their snnual run as strstt ear conductors. Besides what tips they pall down, the girls get men's wages for ths day. Philadelphia poliesincn complain In n voles that Alls ths eity hall against the. upward speed of living cost and the stationary grip of wages. One copper makes a showing in print that his weekly wage of 119.95 a week falls short of providing living necessaries for nun and wife. Municipal expense! of San Franclsoo have reached an altitude calling for a page edi torial alarm In the Chronicle. In 19 06- the eity budget amounted to 16,888,886. while for 1916-17 it totals $15,266,694. Exelu sis of interest charges! the running ex penses of the eity for the current fiscal year aggregates $11,688,168. In ten years the eity has doubled its annual outlay without counting borrowed money and the cost of tile same. Population growth doesn't come within hailing distance of the speed of municipal expenses. HEINE'S PROPHETIC POEM. Ulnneapolla Tribune. Helnrlch Heine was driven out of Ger many on account of his hostility to Prus sianlsm. In one of his poems, now almost forgotten, he made a prophecy that la pe culiarly applicable to the present situation. Mr. Louis Untermeyer'a translation of "The Weavers," which appears In a book. "325 Poems by Heine," to be Issued by Henry Holt t Co. next week, Is aa follows: From darkened eysc no tears are falling) Gnashing our teeth, we sit here calling; "Germany, listen, ere ws disperse, We weave your shroud with a triple curse We weave we are weaving 1 A eurse to the false god that we prayed to And worshiped In spite of all and obeyed, too. We wafted and hoped and suffered In vain; He laughed at us, sneering, for all of our pain We weave, we are weaving I "A eurse to the King, and a curse U his oof fin, The rich man's King, whom our plight could not soften; Wno took our last penny by taxes and cheats, , And 1st us be shot like dogs In the streete--. We weave, we are weavlngl "A eurse to the Fatherland, whose face Is Covered with lies and foul disgraces; Were the bud la crushed as It leaves the seed, And the worm grows fat on corruption and greed We weave, we are weaving!" DOMESTIC PLEASANTRIES. "A seamen' strike la the most serious of all klnde." "How do roe make that entf "Becauao vaesele can't start 0 than ernlae nnleco tho onwt tint start oa UMAt vaeaal." Baltlraon American. "Bobble, don't yon know Ira very nidi to tak. the laat place of cakef Why don't yon offer It to your little vlaitorT" "I would, moth.r, only I know darnot wall ho d take It-" Life. "John," whltpered hit wife, "I'm thor. oushly convinced that there la burilai downataln." "Well, my dear," replied her hutbene sleepily. "I hope yon don't expeet me tc have the oourase of yonr eonvlctlona" Botton Tranacrlpt, "My children are very fastidious about their eatlns. Sometime. I envr the mothel bird"" . . "Why oof They have to work very bars to feed their rount." , "Tea, but there', no ktckbur about thli and that. The younntera don't know what they are solng to have for dinner until tl It half way down their throats." Louknrtlll Courier-Journal. wrvou'wmwrrjprjoiisti Tor vmm coupies to rlWWWvMLWf? -samm mm VIM. 5Mtt he dlatlnsulahtd hlmtilt In elsnal faehlon.4 "Sot" "Tea says he waa with the wlfvaf oorpe." Louisville Courier-Journal. Beet Surprlilnr that to rloh and bralnl a woman ahould marry a ptnnlleat dude! Jack But who alte would marry a rlci and brainy woman TJudse. Mn. riatbuth I'm goln to offer my services to my country In cate of war, Mr. Flatbush To do whatT "To cook." "Don't. It's hard enoush to lot recruits as It la." Tounkan statesman. "WHIle," said hit mother, "t wtth you would run acrott the ttreet and tee how old Jin. Brown Is thlt monrlns." A few minutet later WHIle returned and nported: . "Mrs. Brown says It's none of your butt neu how old the is." Philadelphia Ledger. Preparedness Our prescription department is always in a state of prepared ness. We carry a full itock of all rare drugs as well as the staples and are prepared at any time to fill any prescription. Because of this stats of pre paredness, you are assured of correctly compounded prescrip tion! without delay. We never use substitutes you get the prescription just as the doctor orders. ' Sherman & Drug Company S Good Drug Store. WILL THE CHILDREN PRACTICE? YES! THIS GULBRANSEN-MADE PLAYER Easy to Pedal 32.50 Per Week $375 irYear Guarantee Genuine Mahogany, Walnut or Oak Maybe friends htr advised yon not to buy a Player Piano "because th children won't practice their muetc lessons." They're mistaken. The Onlbransen - made Player la an taceathr to prac tice. In the first place the keyboard touch is Just at light aa in a "traUrht" Piano. In the second place the Gulbran-tn-made Player, with the aid of Mueie Rolls especially prepared for students, will remind the children of how any exercise or piece ouf ht to be played. The mnsle teacher playa the exer cises and pieces for the purpose of showing the pupil hew they should sound. The Gulbransen-made Player wiU keep en doing this all week when the teacher is away Yes. Indeed, the children will prac tice I And they will learn much faster because they will hear so aauca good music Consult ns about Music Rolls ar ranged by famous teachers and mas ter pianists for students, from lit tle tots to grown ups. The Victor Store A. I10SPE CO. 1513-15 Douglas Protective Measures Must Be Taken Now! THE WOODMEN OF THE WORLD THE WORLD'S STRONGEST FRATERNAL BENEFICIARY SOCIETY WILL PROTECT YOUR HOME IF YOU CAN QUALIFY FOR MEMBERSHIP CONVERTIBLE ASSETS MEMBERSHIP 33,000,000 112,000 FOR PARTICULARS PHONE DOUGLAS HIT OR WRITE XT. YATES, W. A. FRASER, Sovmlga Clork. Sovmicn Commander.