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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1917. The Omaha Bee DAILY (MORNING) EVENING SUNDAY FOUNDED BY EDWARD ROSEWATER VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY1, PROPRIETOR Entered at Omaha poatoffice at aewmd-elas matter. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION Rt r.rrfar. B Mill. oil!? and iuidf par month. 65o Pat jeu. KM Dailr without (sunder 4 a f ntn mmA fiitnri.. 40fl " 6 Liming without Suaday " 2o " M Hunda B onlr " :Vl 1.0 Proa Belle of rht.ni of addm or Irregularity a dellterj to oousa Be, llrcuiauoa ueraruacsL MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 'flit Associated Press, of wblrb To Be I a member. It aclualTl entitled to the nee rot fmirjucttoo or u t orwiuea to 01 not etfeenrlM credited In tbn paper and alio the local s pub Hilled herein. aU rixata of repubuoauoo ot out special aitBStooea ire am marred. REMITTANCE m or drift, eipnw or postal order. J-eent stamp take la oavmeut of amiU amount!. Penoaal check, except oa Omaha tad utera etuBufe, eot accepted. OFFICES miti Tre Be Building, fhlraeo Penplft Ou Building. Mouth Omaha 4H2T 8. 24th St New York Dfth Are iViunrtl Bluff, 14 N. Maui St. ft. Irala New B'k of Comnrre, Lliii-in Utile Building. Whiogtm 73 14th St.. N. W. CORRESPONDENCE addrtue cnnfTitinicitlooi relating to aeaa and editorial matter to Omaha Bee. Editorial Department. AUGUST CIRCUtATION 59.011 DailySunday. 51,912 A-crtra clrenlatlim for the month subscrlbtd and tvora to by P eight llllama. ctrcuituoa Manager. Subscriber leaving; the eltr ahoulel have The flee mailed jta them. Addraaa changed aa often aa request). Setd wheat and no holdup or holdout is what Nebraska wants. V As a source of easy money the wrestling game has the rest 'of em on the mat. Twenty-five thousand "kiddies" in the Omaha schools is a fair note as to the size of the city. Nebraska's state fair is breaking records for attendance, showing our people still know a good thing.;. 4 ,,., , t ' ,.' k , It is gathered from the subsequent indigna tion that the big cleaners scored a clean sweep for the uplift. Old King Corn is coming down the home stretch now with such a long start on Jack Frost that it seems the race is about over. As a variation in the wrestling game the vic tims might get together and institute proceed ings for obtaining money under false representa tions. The kaiser's "will of steel" is all powerful when turned against a defenseless community, but it has not made much headway when opposed by an army.'- - -. I - - -' '';' '.' , Noisy indignation echoes through' the can yons'! Chicago, but Big Bill's grip on the Job is as secure ai ever..; Herf Wiihclm is. at home in'a gale. V; , : ,' :'k ' 1 'Turkey is reported "heart and soul" for the pope's peace plan." The status quo ante bellum radiates uncommon joy around the Golden Horn these gloomy days. : . v Much good advice comes out of Washington these days. Still there is r6om for improvement. A bureau for the conservation of official hot-air seems a desirable innovation. 1 Barnurn was right, but it seems that Omaha has had more thah its 'share of the "wrestling" game. That Labor; day affair ought to about end the "sport" in this vicinity. America's Might in Motion. ' Our country today witnesses a spectacle that should make the world pause. The first i'nere ment of the new army chosen tinder the selec tive draft is moving to the camps where the young men taken from the pursuits of peace wil be made into soldiers. It is significant of a deep and probably durable change in the sentiments of our people. American genius is for peace and unendurable injury has been required to provoke the citizens of the republic to war. Having been stirred, the might of a great nation has been set in motion and is proceeding with order and speed to the accomplishment of a great undertakings The. young men who go out today will do so in full knowledge that they have been selected by their countrymen for a service of the highest order. Those who volunteered their services, and more than 600,000 of them did and are now in the service, have eagerly shown the way which must be trodden by those who are to defend the nation in its peril and these will be gallantly fol lowed by yet others, among whom must be counted the thousands who start today for the great training camps. The condition of these drafted men is honorable, the hope of the world rests with them and their comrades and the strength of a mighty nation will support their ef forts. America's manhood is on the march and tyranny and oppression well may dread the hour when the army now set in motion strikes its blow. V The Fall of Riga. Emperor William sends some pompous mes sages to his empress and his army, boasting of the military achievement in the taking of Riga, abandoned by the Russians. Taking candy from a baby is a hazardous feat in comparison with the capture of this city or anyf the other "triumphs" recently achieved over the runaway Russian army. No luster is added to the German military genius by any victory yet won over the Russians. Treach ery has defeated soldier betrayed by their lead ers in every instance where the Germans have made any advance along that front. This has been true from the first. Soukhom- lifioff, former minister of war, is now 6n trial, accused of treason, for having informed Germany of Russian war 'plans. The grand duke was re moved from command of the Russian armies and sent info the Caucasus, that the German sweep across Poland might be unimpeded, and in all ways the German party at Petrograd, headed by the czarina herself, made the way for Von Hinden- burg and Von Mackenzen as easy is possible. No people ever were so shamelessly betrayed as have been the Russians, who even now suffer because of dissension sowed amongst them by agents of the kaiser. Such victories have no savor of valor, but of craft and graft, dishonor and disgrace; The more of Russia Germany occuoies at this time the worse it is . for the kaiser's cause. Rus sia's greatest army, that of winter, soon will come into action.' If the kaiser's army occupies Petro grad and puts the northern Russians under such' impositions as have fallen on Poland and Bel gium the foolish people who have listened to the fallacies of paid emissaries of disorganization and weakness will be brought to their senses, while their plight may stir their countrymen to action in their own defense. Korniloff has shown that Russians rightly led can fight and can prevail over the forces so far sent against them.' Twice he has swept across Galicia, only to be betrayed at homev His next start will be to final victory. Riga falls as lowly as Brussels, Warsaw and Bucharest. ..The latest Teutonic captive, from the booty standpoint, emphasizes the military wis dom, o following lines' of least resistance. . Uncle Sam, buyer, is some figure In the wheat market just now. ; One comfort is that no one is worrying about what the price will be in the next few days. One time is as good at another to sell. . . i---r. ; - . t . Food pressure on neutrals grrws with each turn of the screws of embargo. Protests against the pinch are misdirected. Home-made profit eers and smugglers are responsible for whatever harm impends. ' , . Increased consumption of cigarets is attrib uted to the growth of the habit, among women. Perhaps. Allowance must borm!de,Mioweveri for the tendency of Adam's sons to shift their tins in the usual way' . 1 ' ( Tobacco and booze scoredv. clean uplift as revenue makers in the last fiscal year, while beer failed to reach its customary high notch. The trouble with beer in an expanding Sahara is that bulk is but of proportion to the punch. Hail th lean, and-tiungry look of, the gar bage can. Official Washington hugs the illusion that it conservation campaign did the business. No o. Grocers and butchers price tags con stitute the real victor over kitchen waste. Soldiers in overall can dig trench quite as well as if clad in khaki, but what becomes of all those picturesque expressions that have been in vented to describe the mudaked uniforms? Gen eral Wood' idea of efficiency may destroy some of the glamor for the space writers. .-, Nailing an Old Lie WU Street Journal- It ha been a favorite device of German sym pathtzers here, in attacking the United States in directly through our allies, to assert that the British were not doing their fair share of the fighting and were, in fact, compelling other to fight for them, notably the colonial troops. That thi wa a lie, like the sneer that Englandwould fight to" the last Frenchman, anyone , with a knowledge of population statistics could see. It is the habit of the British to overdo the contempt with which they regard anything that, like this, look like foul fighting and it is satis factory to find they have at last published trust worthy figures on the proportions of the forces contributed by the -various parts of the empire. From these figures it appears that at the present moment the British troops in France are six to one as compared with all overseas troop and thir include Canadians, New Zealanders, Aus tralian and South African, with mall but use ful 'contribution from the crown colonies. t ,And the charge that the overseas troop are being used for the most dangerous work is flatly contradicted by -the casualty statistics. In this case the proportion is still higher. Throughout the war on the western front the casualties have been in the proportion of 6.S British to 1 over seas. It is forgotten that there is i romantic as sociation and a news value about the Canadian volunteer forces and that their. operation there fore are far better advertised than those of bat talion from Shropshire or Norfolk. No one eloubt the gallantry of the Canadian, least of all we Germans, but the figures tell their own tale. v Needed Action Promptly Taken. ' The State Council of Defense has acted with commendable celerity in, the matter of seed wheat. From early spring time.jt ha been known that the wheat crop of Nebraska would riot meet home requirement and that most of it would be needed for seed. When harvest wa over and time for fall planting at hand the State Council of Defense made it announcement that eed wheat would be provided for all Nebraskans at a reasonable figure. Farmers were urged to prepare liberally for th6 planting of the geatest possible area to wheat, with the understanding that no holdup would be permitted. This promise is emphasized now in the notice publicly given that no competition with the government buyer will be 'tolerated. The price fixed on Nebraska wheat of No. 1 grade is the basic figure and more' will not be paid to any holder or exacted from any buyer. Our farmers deserve this protection and should have full assurance that they may proceed with the knowledge that not only1 i the price for their next year' crop guaranteed by the government, but that they will also be relieved from any threatened extortion at this time. Price fixing i only justifiable in the presence of a.grave emer gency, but when once adopted it must be en forced with equal application to alii Strange Effect of War and Drouth. v No tale of all the war ounds more strangely to the ear or more excites the imagination than that coming from the'Panhandle" of Texas. It i that cattle are dying there from lack of feed and water because no car are available to haul them away. Shades of the old-time cowpuncherl To what a pass have we come? . Drouth in the Panhandle is the rule rather than the exception. From the time of the Conquistadores, and per haps before that, the region has been known as one of uncertain rainfall; a wonderful pasture when it has moisture, a sun-cooked arid wSste when the clouds fail. Millions of steers have roamed that region and other millions have been driven acrosit, but it has remained for the mod ern sybaritic, degenerate descendant of the long horn to demand crs for transportation to get out of the way of dry weather. In olden, days when the water holes dried up and the creeks be came rlyulets and then disappeared the bos of the outfit had his men busy betime and the great herd moved out of the Panhandle into a region more favored. They did not wait for cars in those days, but got under way and kept going until water was reached. Crqde indeed were the methods of the time, but it saved most of the cattle. However,' it is not for us to chide the Texans of the day because of their misfortune; rather, we hope the Santa Fe, the Colorado & Southern, the Rock Island and uch other lines as penetrate the stricken region will be able to get cars in fast enough to haul the stricken cattle but and at the same time to express -the wish that the next generation of Teas steers be trained to bunt for water under their own power. - The present method is too j isky in the matter of delay. . r'V . V' "-,4 ' - -i . i. . ''::";T- The Union .Pacific, policy of off ering . active service to' its pensioners and Grand Army veter ans is a beneficent measure of conservation.! It helps to fill a few of thega'ps war makes on the labor supply and animates the elders with the thrills of renewed service and responsibility. O'ther corporation might follow the plan with profit to themselves and the community. . , " Can Women Fight? By Frederic J. Haskin Washington, Sept. 2. The Russian legion of aeam is not an isolated pnenomenon. All over the world women are catching the fighting spirit. The English women have had a home defense league for some time. German women have been found among the dead on the European fronts. And now American women in the west are or ganizing a battalion to go to France. These fe male volunteers who are the wives of soldiers, urge that if they cannot fight in the trenches they can nevertheless do signal corps work, guard and patrol duty, so releasing more men for the actual righting. If, as we are told, ten recruits are needed for every one that is in the trenches, there seems to be no reason why some of these should not be women. Women will have to work and make their own livings, but they don't mind that. It is a right which they have been demanding for years, and exercising more and more ever since the war be gan. But may not the fact that their mates are meeting death by the million be the fundamental thoughy perhaps largely unconscious cause of the growing restless desire of women to-have a part in the fight? If the war goes on another ten years, as those in high places both here and in England say it must, the balance of the sexes will be up6et for many generations, unless the women can share the loss of life. The great difficulty about recruiting women would be to find enough who are physically fit. Among the peasant women of Russia, who work in the fields beside the men. there in dnnhtlree. a large percentage who are fit and able to play a sol dier's part. But imagine a recruitinz camnaien among typical American women. A few girls in the west, wno nave learned to ride and bear arms, a few college girl athletes, and a few professional athletes and rough-and-tumble movie actresses would make up our feminine armv. Dr. Hrdlicka of the Smithonian institution, who examined a large number of typical American women, found them woefully lacking in strength and physical development. Two French physicians who ex amined a large number summed up their conclu sion by stating that the American woman "sags." She has degenerated physically for the reason that she has been a house-bred creature for too many generations. So Whether or not Ampriran to the nresent war Jthpr i a o-rQt taa.4 k. accomplished by teaching women to bear arms. It will rive trim a neiir nrA mitU maJJ -f physical fitness. If they are to have "universal service," Jet it be genuinely universal; give the which s wcu as mc men a year oi outdoor lite and intensive training. , Retumino- tn th mnrir nn, ilinn .nm'm fighting ability, her reputation seems to rest large- Y upo me numerous jegenas oi tne ngnting Amazons. In all history and legend they appear to be the onlv wnmen until th Rnnl.n -- J ...... .HJOIBU of death was Organized, who bore arms and lougnr, in military tasnion. jneir existence of course has never been proved, but the numerous lesrends must have had some has!. in fart nnri they nearly all agree in one point that the worn- . ! 1 1 1 1 . en were inertness ana aeaaiy warriors. All of the early Spanish explorers of South America encountered these legends. They Were warned by the peaceful Indians of these tribes of women, and were strongly advised to go out of their way to avoid them. For all men who came into their midst uninvited were killed, as were also their male offspring, and in the use of arms they had a wonderful skill. The Indians generally added that the women had a great deaf of gold and silver and were very beautiful. These details inflamed the ambition of the Spaniards The priests declared that the women must be found and converted. Several expeditions were sent in search of them, but some of these never returned and the rest failed to find the cities of beautiful women. The legends, , nevertheless, could still be heard m 1848, and an early English historian of Brazil gravely summed up all the evidence oro and con and reached 'the conclusion that the Amazons were a myth. Jean Villiers, a French explorer, claimed to have discovered a tribe of Amazons, for the ex istence of which he gave a very different explana tion. , He said that while the men were at war the, women were improving their minds by the practice of various native arts, until they were so superior to their brutalized husbands that they went away from them and founded a separate tribe. I his tale is somehow extremely uncon vincing. Villiers, however, showed in proof of his discovery a large quantity of gold and silver which he claimed to have gotten from the women in trade.' He said these metals were so little val ued by the other interior tribes that the women had large quantities of them. It seems to be a well-established fact that this canny Frenchman brought out large quantities of gold and silver curiously wrought, and that he took his wealth back to France with him 'without revealing tht source of it. s f ' One Year Ago Today in the War. Germans and Bulgars headed for the Roumanian capital. French advanced on a twelve-mile front south of the Somme. Germans repulsed British at Pozl eres and Thlepval. Another peaceful tribe of Amazons was Mund by Diegome Bonilla. He and his followers came upon a stockade in the jungle made by planting very close together great cedar trees. After mak ing their wfy into this enclosure with great diffi culty they found within a village inhabited entire ly by Indian girls of unusual ; beauty. " They learned that the daughters of the native chiefs spent their early years in this place under the care of old women. Once, a year an expedition camcbringing young girls, and taking away those for whom husbands had been tchosen. , After each of these visit there wa much wailing and gnash ing of teeth among those left behind. The girls, it appears, had recently been vouchsafed a spe cial revelation to the effect that some white hus band were coming (to them, and the happy Spaniards were accepted as its fulfillment. While some of the Amazon legends may have sprung from this source, there can be little doubt but that tribes of women in South America must at some time have maintained a separate existence by force of arms. The Amazon legends may be taken at historical confirmation of Jhe modern judgment that "Jhe female of the species is nore deadly tnan tne maie. , , :' Buying Will Be Brisk -BaJtlmora Americaji- One beneficent effect of the summer vacation is the restoration of an abiding confidence in the unfathomable resources of the family purse. In the first days of our war we were besought to economize; and economize we did with all the ex tremism for which Americans are noted. Many stooped buvins as usual, pennies were pinched. vacations were banished from mind as unwhole some extravagance and gloom settled upon our brows as we prepared to enjoy being miserable. But gradually common sense began to assert itself. To economize, it was explained, meant merely the avoidance of waste; the fuU garbage can was a crime against nations and to gourmand ize from the world's menu stamped one as a trai torous glutton. But with our pockets heavy with money there was no reason why we shouldn t spend as usual, as inclination might dictate, and so keep the wheels of industry spinning. Whereupon we resumed smiling: and soendintr. The postponed vacation was entered upon with a vhoop. To seashore or mountain we rushed, to find thousands of others entering upon recrea tion in like spirit. Accommodations are taxed to the utmost wherever we go. Prices for this and that adjunct to the moment's enjoyment may be higher, but there is no hesitation on that account; for never did money seem so plentiful. Wno can watch the people spendinz and not be optimistic toward business conditions this fall? Waste we must and shall avoid; necessities and luxuries- we can have quite the same as usual. Wages are higher than ever, women are earning as never before. The optimist, the farseeing man who can rightly appreciate this war prosperity that is upon us. will plan upon an extensive ccale to secure his full share of it; the pessimist will delay too lon-for buying this fall will be brisk. ' ;!," ' V " , In Omaha Thirty l'eara Ago. v Albert Rothery is busily engaged with portraits. He has lately finished a iire-iiKe drawing- or O. S. Pettis and is putting me nnisning toucnw on a pair of very fine drawings of Mr. and Mrs. George Armstrong-. 1 Superintendent James was beset Red py nearly 10,000 school children, who wanted to receive their free tickets to the fair. Lou Miller of Columbus has become a citlsen of South Omaha and intends going into business there. J. Brigga, with a number ot com panions, made a visit Into the country with the intention of slaughtering great numbers of the feathered tribe, but was forced to return without a sinple trophy. The anniversary of the patron saint was celebrated in St. Philomena's cathedral, five priests, with Bishop O'Connor, participating. Mr. McDdnald, of the Millard, states that the hotel is already crowded with visitors to the fair and that cots in the corridors are being provided for sleep ing purposes. The following have been appointed guardians of the peace at the fair grounds: John Turnbull, L. S. Bon ner, A. C. Jackson. T. A. Johnston. W. L. McCowan, Jerry Hennessey, C. L. HotcnKiss. John Ryan. M. McDermott. C. Hendrick. P. J. Dougherty, James White. A. McAndrews. RJ. Headlee. C. Schline, Al Newman, p. McAndrews. H. W. Roach. H. G. Kilbie. A. T. Masterman, R. A. Lyon, John Meehan. L. Shropshire, Frank Percy and J. Given. . . This Day In History. 1862 The confederate "Oretb" ran blockade at Mobile. ' 1864 General John H.' Moraan. noted confederate cavalry leader, killed at Greenville, Tenn., while at tempted to escape from the federals. 1876 Spanish government ordered placards and inscriptions removed from all Protestant, chapels and schools m Maaria. . . . , . , 1884 Charles 3. Folger. secretary of the treasury under President Arthur, died at Geneva, N. Y. Born at Nan tucket, Mass., April 16, 1818. 1886 The Apachea under Geronimo surrendered to General Miles at Skeleton Canon. Ariz. 1898 Mme. Dreyfus appealed to the French government for a revision of the court-martial proceedings in her husband's case. - , 1916 Allan Line steamship Hesper ian sunk by mine or torpedo oft the southern coast of Ireland, with loss of twenty-six lives 1916 Lincoln memorial at Hodgen vllle, Ky., marking the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, presented to the na tion with elaborate ceremony. The Day We Celebrate. William Newton, president of Has kins Bros & Co., is 58 years of age today. He resides in Fairacres. Frank A. Freeman, 1522 South Twenty-eighth street, manager of the Haskins Bros & Co, soap factory, Is 41 years of age today. He Is & native of the Hoosier state and adopted Omaha when he was a boy. His first employment was carrying a route of The Bee. . ' , . General Count Luigi Cadorna, the Italian commander who has been de livering smashing blows against , the Austrians, born at ' Pallanza, sixty seven yearit ago today, ..' Simon Lake, Inventor of the first submarine boat to operate successfully in the open sea, born at Pleasantville, N. J., fifty-one years ago today. C. Bascom Slemp. representative in congress of the Ninth Virginia district, born in Lfte county, Virginia, forty seven years ago today. Rear Admiral Corwin P. Rees, 'U; S. N., retired, born at Reily, 0 sixty nine years ago today. Clarence W. Walker, outfielder of the Boston American league base ball team, born in Denver,, twenty-seven years ago today. . Time 'Jottings and Reminders;'' Birthday greetings to General Cadorna, the successful commander-in-chief of our Italian allies, who is 67 years bid today.' -; The Chicago & Eastern Illinois rail road is scheduled to be sold under foreclosure proceedings today at Dan ville, 111. : , v , t, The, annual meeting of the Ameri can Bar association is to -be opened at Saratoga today with an address by the president, Senator George Suther land of Utah. The Muskingum conference of the Methodist Protestant church is to cele brate its diamond jubilee today at ' Mount :Verhoni Q., where it was organ ized seventy-five years ago. Riding experts and broncho busters from all over the west are to compete for prizes In the third annual Frontier days carnival, opening today at Fort Morgan, Colo. ' Federal Land Loan Bank. Mead, Neb., Sept 3 To the Editor of The Bee: I have read about She land bank In your paper, of which I am a subscriber, but do not under stand much about it Please send me the address and name of the nearest bank, also to whom a person should write. ALBERT JACOBS. - Answer: Write to the Federal Land Loan Bank, Omaha, where you can get full particulars. Koto from Dr. Roh. Seward. Neb., Sept. S. To the Edi tor of The Bee: In your paper of September 1, 191T, you had an arti cle under the heading, "Seward County Physician Gets '.Mysterious' Discharge." This doubtless referred to me. Initials are given wrong. I was honorably discharged August 10. Why I do not know. From the lournal of the American Medical As sociation I learn that four other phy sicians were ' discharged about the same time from the medical reserve corp and two pr three more since. I had made all arrangements so I could leave at a moment's notice, bought some books on medico-military matters, part of my equipment made arrangements to buy the rest and brushed up my French, ,when I was informed I was honorably discharged. The need of surgeons for the United States army does not seem to me as great as some would have it and a draft as advocated by some unnec essary. The State Council of Defense (medical section), I understand, is ad vocating such a draft and a bill is now, I hear, before congress to that effect. I simply writs this letter to show other physicians my experience so they will not become too optimistic about being called at once and not spend money for equipment, etc., which might become useless. DR. C. F. TfOH. P. S. I was not at the state house to ascertain the cause of my discharge. Sot away with It. and alnca then he's been looking for mora worlda to conquer. Detroit Free Freaa. A Sir! who waa running a London 'bu wa maklnt; out her flrat report. . .-. Under the heading Aecidenta" aha stated "Bumped Iftto an old sent." Under the heading "Remarka" aha aald "Simply awful." Baltimore American. . "Xy ealary la ll.tOv a year. Couldn't on live on that?" "I suppose I could manage t llv on It," replied the girl, "but I expected to do a lot of entertaining after I waa married." Loulevllle Courier-Journal. "What do you think. Dorothy; Mabel Jonea has Quit golf and gene back to tennis." "The Idea! That girt wilt be caught play ing croquet yet" Boaton Tranacrlpt. Redd What's he doing nowt Greene He's a draftsman In an automo bile factory, and, believe ma, he can draw tome. "Really? What' horsepower?" Tonkera Statesman. HV)SWV 0Mc& NOME TOa HIS OWCE AFX SUSPECT?' W Yte's CvfrYirlS Tovm WENStS-Hfc'S WE NlHT WWHMrVVe'. "Every man should have the right la enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of hap piness." "Rome men ain't satisfied with the pur. stilt of happiness," declared Uncle Fenny wis. Huh?" "They want It brung." Louisville Courier-Journal. "Doctor. I can't pay you for thia visit, ao It ain't no use to aend me a bill. I hope you won't take It hard." "Quite the contrary, my friend. If every man who has no intention of paying would be so considerate aa you if would save me a Jot of writing and about S200 In postage a year." Kansas City Journal. "You refused me ten' years ago." "I remember," said the heiress. "Tou satd it would wreck your life." "It did. 1 have had to work for a living ever lnce.'-Llfe. Destructive Pests. Omaha, Sept. 2. To the Editor of The Bee: I saw by a late issue of The Bee that some man in Omaha had made athreat' to have boys arrested for killing sparrows with sling shots. If the gentlemen meant English spar rows, will make the announcement here and now, that if any boys are ar rested for killing the worthless and good for nothing English sparrows. with sling shots, t will go into any court and defend them free of Charge, The English sparrows surely are one nuisance that ought to be exterminated if it could be done, for they destroy early gardens, eat many times their weight of high priced poultry feed, forj they are in all poultry yards from day light until dark, summer a.nd winter, and as they are. all of them always covered with lida and mites, they cause the death of numberless chicks by getting their lice and mites on them. I say to the boys of Omaha who are killing sparrows this fall with sling shots, 'go to it" and destroy a" of them if you can and you will be .pub lic benefactors. There is another great nuisance that ought to be destroyed. Lots pf people lite squirrels. . I did, too, until I had experiences with them. They, are greater destroyers of property by far than all the rats of the country and ought to. be kept down to very limited numbers at best, for they grow the more destructive as they increase in numbers. In the fall of 1903 I planted a nne walnut in our front yard and it grew and las developed Into one of the prettiest . of walnut trees. Last year it had a number of nuts on it, but the squirrels got them. This year, the tree was so full of nuts that its limbs were bent away down and there would have been at least four bushels, but the squirrels got at . ; the nuts and all I hays left are a few that I tied sacks over so that they can get ripe in sprte of the pests. The de stroyed every plum on a tree that was full except two plums. They took every one of the hickory nuts from an old-fashioned shell bark hickory tree In our back yard. ; There are at least 200 squirrels In Spring Lake park and they are still increasing in numbers - and deafruc tivenesB. Next year I Intend to de stroy every squirrel that comes onto our place, for I have as muchright to protect my property from destructive animals, as I have to protect myself from robbery and arson. Squirrels be came so destructive of fruit in Illinois that people- turned out en masse in some towns to destroy them. 1 We dare not put any kind of fruit orliuts out doors on account of the destroyers. People who like them so well ought to have some of the experiences I have had with them. I do not think they would like them any better than I do. FRANK A. AGNEW. 1 SUNNY GEM.S. Storyette of the Day. - Governor Cox of Ohio requested Clerk of the House John R. Cassidy to prepare a bill which he wished to call to the attention of the legislature. ' In time. Cassidy, who is a former probate judge of Logan county, re turned to Cox's offices and showed him his draft of the measure. , Did you ever sit down and try to unravel the verbal yarn balls known, as "revised" statutes? 'It's some Job, as anybody but a'Philadelphia lawyer will admit. Jimmie scratched his head. "John," he said languidly, "I can read every word of this thing-but what in the wjorld does it all mean, anywayT -Why don't you write laws so anybody can Understand "em?" . "Well, governor. I'll tPll you," said the ex-probate judge, ."Y'see, if laws were written so the lay mind could understand 'em, we lawyers would starve to death. That's why the alarums, excursions, prelude, where as's and whyso's are put In." Colum bus State Journal. OF INTEREST TO WOMEN. ' New York City has over 10,040 women school teachers. Woman have been found to txcel in mak ing wings and wing surface of airplanes," -and thousands of the aircraft that will carry the Btars and Stripes over the battlefields of Europe will represent the work of the women of this eountry. , The woman's committee of the Council of National Defense is compiling informa tion aonceming all the fields of industry opened to women as a result of the war and lists ' ef women who desire to take the plaers of, men called to the colors. Clara Louise Feck, former wife of Ir. Arthur Warren Watte, recently put to death in Sing Sing prison, is to erect magnificent memorial fountain in Grand Rapids in piem. n-y of her parents, Mr. and Sirs. John E. Feck, of whose murder Dr. Wait waa accused. "Young man, how much do you earn? . A hundred dollars a week. "In that caee you should be able to sup port roy daughter comfortably. I have no objection" ". "but, air; I am only getting 123 a wek.'- Jtostoii Transcript. . "Those two &lrls evidently had a little too much 1c tream soda yesterday." . "Why that Inference'?" ' "I heard one telling the other that she had a cerise taste In her mouth this morn ing when she awoke." Topeka Capital. "Who's that fire-eating Individual over there? He stems to be going about with a chip on his shoulder all the time." "Oh, he used to be 4 pacifist. But the other day ft hit a man on the jaw and IS IT WORTH WHILE? Joaquin Miller. Is it worth w,hil that we Jostle! a brother. Bearing his load on the rough road of life? , Is It worth while that we jeer at each other. In blackness of heart that wo war to ' the knife? Qod pity us all In our pitiful strife f God pity us all as we jostle each other: God pardon ux all for the triumphs wa feel - When a fellow goes down; poor, heart broken brother. Pierced to the . heart words are keener than steel, . And mightier far for wee or fjr weal. Were It not well in thla brief little iournsx. On over the isthmus, down Into the tide, wa give him a fish instead of a serpent, Ere folding the hands to be and abide, Forever and aye, in dust at his side? Look at the roses saluting each other; Look at the herds all at peace on the plain, , -. Man, and man 'only, makes war en his brother, " , Ant dotea tn his heart on his peril and Jaln. . Shamed by the brutes that go down on th plain. i II It worth while that we battle to humble ' Some poor fellow traveler down Into the s dust? God pity us all! Tim too soon will us tumble, All men together, like leaves in a gust, All of us humbled down into the dust. Headaches come mostly from disorders of the stomach, liver and bowels. Regulate these organs and keep free from headaches by using BEECHAFrTS PILLS Largtst 81 ef Any M.dieia tnth WerH. Sold everywhere, la bos, iOc, 25c WOfIEN ! r f OTHERS! DAUGHTER! All Vou who tire , easily; tre pale-hag. tard a n d worn; ntrvous or lrrftable; who are tub. Ject to fits ot melancholy or t h e 'blues.", get your blood examined for iron defici ency. SrtTZATBB noi taken times win increase your, strengt .iuu per cent fn two iuii vaavs. rcruina anc In Khrea Mel funded. mu to r UK! f feks" ixeDretxtwi a(W J BPPM tmM im IUXATID IKON raw a eetaiaed mm. svarsnter ef Mire t ahma aa food dnwri w sum r S-rain lata nar tntals, Telephone Traffic in Peace and War Purchase of army supplies, the mobilization of troops, and the gigantic war preparations " have 'necessitated an ' unusually large number of local and long distance tele phone calls. " ,' i - We are handling 30 per cent more long distance calls than we did before the war began, and heavy Remands have been made upon us by the government for telephone equipment, and for trained men for the army signal corps. In this time of the nation's greatest need you can "do your bit" by asking only for equipment you must have and by making only such local and long dis tance calls as are absolutely necessary. V" ' ' v.. . - . ;' ' , NEBRASKA TELEPHONE GO. THE OMAHA BEE INFORMATION BUREAU , Washington, D. & Enclosed find a 2-cent stamp, for whiqh you will' please send me, entirely free, a copy of The Food Problem. Namt. t ....... r. ,, , . , ' . ' , Street Address. ; v; City. .'a.......'.-. Stale?