THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1917.
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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
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
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 '
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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
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
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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-
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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
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.
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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
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
The anniversary of the patron saint
was celebrated in St. Philomena's
cathedral, five priests, with Bishop
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
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
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
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."
"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
"Really? What' horsepower?" Tonkera
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"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
"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
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
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.
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
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
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
"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
"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?
Is it worth w,hil that we Jostle! a brother.
Bearing his load on the rough road of
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
When a fellow goes down; poor, heart
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
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
God pity us all! Tim too soon will us
All men together, like leaves in a gust,
All of us humbled down into the dust.
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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.
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