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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEK: UNB Z9, 1919.
The Omaha Bee DAILY (MORNING) EVENING SUNDAY FOUNDED BY EDWARD KQ8S WATER VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR TUB BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY, PROPRIETOR MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THa aaanclatwt Pim of whiee The Ba U number, ti x elssttelr awtM to tlw hm for publloaUoa of til oews dtspauibn erecilted to It or not oUierwlae credited In thlt paper, and also the lonl news iHiouuiM Benin. Ait runt Of puoucauoa ot out spe eial dlinauaea av tlw reserved. BEE TELEPHONES! PriraU Brim Bichance. Ask for the T1aw 1 000 PtlJWUiwI or Particular Pernio Wanted. VICI WVy For Nlaht or Sunday Service Calif Prlltorlal Department ..... Trier 1!(HU Circulation liwrtinent ..... Tiler 1(I(IM AdverUaius Deuarunent Trier 1008L. OFFICES OF THE BEEi v Bom Office. Be Building, ljth end ram ace. Rruek Offlcei : tan 4110 North U l-ark 3615 Uaxn worth. Bauson 1U Jtlllter, Are. South Bide SJU N Street. 1'ouoctl Bluffl 14 N. Main Vlntoo 1467 South 16th Lake 251S North 24th Walnut 849 North 40th. Kew Tort Cite Chicago Out-of-Tewa Office! i tS Fifth Are. ' Washington Seeger Bldg. I Lincoln 1111 O Street. 1319 H Street. APRIL CIRCULATION Daily 65, 830 Sunday 63,444 Arorue circulation for the months subscribed end sworn to to J. B Baits, L'irouJatlon Manajer. Subecrlbera leaving the citjr should have The Be mailed to them. Addreae changed a often ae requested. You should know that Omaha is the leading city in the Unted States in the production of butter. "Where do we go from here?" The dotted line is greater than the Hinden-burg. Three o'clock will be a zero hour in Germany for a long time. Maybe the president will consent to allow the senate to have a copy of the treaty now. Claud E. Kitchin, able democrat, insists his party saved the country. Look at the record. . Having filled the dotted line, the Hun may now give his full attention to behaving himself. The president consents to an informal recep tion on his arrival, as if he could have avoided one. Another week of fair, hot weather is prom ised for this region. It is our regular summer dish. When the motor truck replaces the camel in the desert caravan, where will Romance turn for consolation? - What brave nation will be first to resume commercial relations with Germany. Small dan ger of a rush here. Normal conditions are fast being restored" in the east; at any rate, the lawyers are pursuing Harry Thaw again. A real revolution is under way in England at last The king has turned against the long trains on court gowns. One way to-maintain discipline on a police force is to dismiss all officers who dare to tell the truth on the witness stand. -Sixteen Omaha dairymen paid fines for selling- diluted milk. They would save money by putting new roofs on their cows. How unaccommodating that republican ma jority in congress is, to fail to make every blun der the democrats would like to set! If you want proof that the Omaha business men art ready for peace and prosperity, look over the advertising pages of The Bee today. Another Omaha policeman is to be dis missedfor Incompetency. He made the mistake of telling, the truth about the conduct of his "Eddie" Rickenbacker wants to fly across some ocean, no matter which one. It's been done, Rick; why. not stage a non-stop flight around the world at the equator? It is merely a coincidence, of course, but the peace treaty was signed by Germany on the fth anniversary of the murder of the Austrian frand duke and his spouse at Serajevo. 1 The president is reported to be coming home ifrVm Paris in high spirits, completely satisfied tafith the work of the peace conference. He may find difficulty in getting everybody to agree with hint on this. : Louisiana's governor is out with a letter to the executives of other southern states, asking them to aid in preventing ratification of the suffrage amendment. The outcome of his effort will be interesting. China's protest to the peace conference may have been ineffective, but the peace treaty withr out signatures binding the great republic will remain a perpetual reproach to those who con sented to give Japan its demands at the exj pense of its weaker neighbor. Increasing Food Supplies ' r California has apparently taken a leaf out n( the book of exoenence of Canada and Aus tralia in providing homes bn farm lands for its returned and . returning soldiers and sailors. Governor Stephens has signed a measure passed during the recent session of the legislature of that state providing for the complete protection of the entire Sacramento valley from flood, and the redemption of every acre of its land for farming. Nearly 2,000,000 acres of farming lands, or a domain about equaling the size of the original Oklahoma, wbjch was opened to settlement April 22, 1889, are being reclaimed from flood dangers and from such overflows as have come to the Sacramento river basin in past years. , . " The land is said to be the richest tract, area considered, remaining untilled in the United last year", added $35,000,000 to the value of Cali fornia crops. The value of this year's crop is estimated at $65,000,000. There will be homes I or all of the California soldiers who want to try .'arming. Buyers of farms of 40 acres or more will have their land plowed and prepared through the agency of immense tractor outfits. Houses, according to their liking, will be built ' and sold with the land, and in many cases seed and farm tools will go in with the transaction, the entire purchase price to come out of the trans raised on the land durinsr a lonsr series of cars. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. "' FLYING UPSIDE DOWN IN A FOO. Describing the difficulties of their perilous flight, the two daring aviators who made the first transoceanic air voyage without stopping, declare that they were frequently in danger of losing their course because of the almost in escapable clouds which they could neither sur mount nor dive under and that more than once they found themselves flying upside down in the fog. In this case, the skillful flyers suc ceeded nevertheless ,in keeping their direction and reaching their goal, but how about the great number of usually intelligent and clear-thinking people who on the many pressing subjects of A vital world importance are, figuratively speak ing, likewise flying upside down in a fog and merely circling about without bearings? In the chaos and confusion of the aftermath of the war the familiar landmarks are obscured and sense of perspective and proportion is dulled. What formerly seemed reasonably clear and convincing is now beset with hesitation and doubt. People who would ordinarily be self possessed are not sure of anything, but grope about half willing to try experiments which, in other days, they would immediately have re jected and repudiated as wholly subversive of progress and social order. The aviator emerged from the cloud and reached his appointed destination by getting back to the safe and sane first principles, to the compass and the stars, to things as unchange able and dependable as any moving things can be. This is what the people whose minds are be clouded ami visions have been shortened will also have to do. They must pierce the smoke and the fog and get out into the sunlight where time-tried experience and sound common sense will put them again on safe paths. Germany Signs: Peace to Reign. The most impressive act of the world war closed with the signature of the peace treaty at Versailles. Germany, aggressor in the great conflict, has accepted the terms assessed by the allies who had successfully resisted the at tack of the nation whose lust for dominion had maddened its people. No tragedy is found in this, even for the Germans. It is a peace based on the high prin ciples of justice, of fair dealing and equal op portunity, respecting the weakness of the lesser and guaranteeing to the small nations all the rightjp of the larger, asking only that each strive to live in harmony and amity with all the others. Such a peace provides for Germany the chance to make a new start. Autocracy there is overthrown, militarism cast down, privileged classes are brought to a level with the masses, and the whole social fabric is in a plastic state, to be molded into such form as will meet the requirements of the new life that is before the people. German genius for organization has now such a field for operation as never was presented. The spirit of the nation is freed from the incubus of paternalism, and opportun ity for the expression of individualism is of fered all. On the acts of the Germans them selves will depend their restoration to a place among the foremost of nations. Pressure from without will very likely hasten the reformation from within, but finally it is up to them. Generally speaking, the effect of the peace treaty upon the world ought to be good, for it is founded on principles rather than policies; it has in it the germ of progress for humanity. Those who apprehend future wars discount man's capability for improvement. It may be admitted that war is not finally abolished, but the treaty, with its covenant between the nations, makes more difficult and less likely the entrance to war. And with America and Great Britain as sponsors, the next few years may be looked to with confidence as a period of tranquility, when the arts of peace may flourish and each man everywhere enjoy the fruits of his own labor. Passing'of the "Hard Stuff." v War-time prohibition impends. The presi dent put it up to congress, which body has po litely slipped it back to the executive, and unless he takes action before midnight tomorrow, the open saloon goes to join the dodo. But old John Barleycorn will not retire alone to his eternal resting place. Bibulous and convivial persons are planning parties in such communi ties as are not already under the drouthiness of prohibition, and the obsequies of the Rum Demon will be attended by libations such as have not marked any occasion in history. In point of fact, 'no other such occasion is noted in history. Nations have been forbidden to look upon the wine when it is red or any other color, but it was by a civil or religious autocrat. This is the first time that a whole people, of its own volitfon, expressed through its chosen represen tatives, mounted the water wagon. So the mourners will go about the streets on wobbly pins tomorrow night, and awaken some time on Tuesday with headaches that will make them wish the thing had never happened. Private stores now laid away in time will run dry, and meanwhile their provident owners may become accustomed to the milder form of beverage whose "authority" is limited. Other nations ot the world are watching us, most of them with amusement, but we are pledged to try the ex periment, and if it turns out all right we may have company in time. At present we are alone. Public's Right in Time of Strike. A novel yet important suit has just been started in Pittsburgh, where the public prose cutor sues the receivers for the street railway company and members of street car men's union for $2,035,000.78 damages, alleged to have been borne by the public through reason of a three day strike. The amount of money involved is of litle consequence compared to the principle. It has long been a mooted point as to whether the cessation of work anywhere, incident to a strike, does not adversely affect the interest of the public. In the case of public service the damage is direct Moral obligation rests on the employes as welt as on the management of any public utility to maintain uninterrupted service. If this can be transmuted into a legal obliga tion, then some more effective method of set tling wage disputes must be provided. In the Adamson law the principle of wage fixation by law was sustained, so far as interstate commerce carriers are concerned. Whether this may be extended to include intrastate or mural transpor tation is not determined, but the presumption is in favor of the affirmative. The outcome o! the Pittsburgh suit may lead to a new course in all manner of wage disputes. Herr Hoheniollern now hopes Holland will protect him from the justice he so flagrantly outraged.' His many courtesies to Holland in the past undoubtedly sustain him in his hopes. Views and Reviews How Our Immortal Dec laration Is Preserved The signing of the peace treaty is an epochal act in history with which it is difficult to draw comparisons. The original instrument with the autographs of the signatories attached will obviously acquire a value in the estimation of present and future generations which no one can measure. The only document that can be mentioned in the same way to us even more precious is our own Declaration of Inde pendence, which asserted to the world our right to liberty and democracy, to maintain which we have just fought the fight over again. The story of the Declaration of Indepen dence is told in a most interesting volume com piled by a Nebraska man, Capt. William II. Michael, who had it in his custody while he was chief clerk of the State department during the McKinley and Roosevelt administrations. Our Declaration of Independence is sup- yosed to have beeen signed on the Fourth of uly, according to the account of it by Thomas Jefferson, but in fact the journal shows that no one signed it that evening except Mr. Han cock and Mr. Thompson, who signed it as president and secretary of the congress. The declaration was ordered engrossed on parch ment by a resoluion adopted July 18, to be signed thereafter by every member of congress. It was so engrossed and on August 2 the sig natures were attached, and the first celebration of the event was on Thursday, August 8, when it was read in the sate house grounds by John Nixon to a large gathering of people. Under act of the First congress, which authorized "the Secretary for the Department of Foreign Af fairs" to take charge of all records, books and papers, the declaration was deposited in that department, whose title was , changed a few months 'later to "The Department of State," in whose custody it has since been. From 1841 to 1877 the document was in the patent office as a part of the Department of States left there be cause its buildings were fire-proof. , The Declaration, so Mr. Michael's book tells us, is on parchment, and the paper shows dis tinctive signs of cracking, probably due more to injury done in the orocess of making a facsimile in 1823 under order of President Mon roe, than o time or the little handliner or jarring the document has received. In 1894 it was hemetically sealed in a frame and nlaeed in a steel cabinet with the original signed copy of the constitution where it has since been kept under lock and seal, and is no longer snown to anyone except by personal direction of the .secretary of state. I have been reading H. G. WpIU' called "The Undying Fire," which is a discussion in dialogue form of the fundamentals of the universe, of life, of death, of religion in the light of new values fixed by the war. There is much in it that is sucrsrestive. much that will evoke dissent and protest, no very definite con- ci.isions. What strikes me as the best in the book from a literary standpoint is the satire he pours-over the faddists who communicate with the spirit world. If the vernacular may be pardoned, "he doesn't do a thing to them." The thrusts are so keen and pointed that I want to quote these few oassaees which he nlares in thp mouth of a self-important and generally blatant war profiteer cast in the role of school trustee "I have been greatly impressed by the writings of two thoroughly scientific men, Er. Conan Doyle and Sir Oliver Lodge. Ever since she lost her younger sister early in life Lady Burrows has followed up this interest. It has been a great consolation to her. And the point is, as Sir Oliver insists in that won derful book, 'Raymond,' that continued exist- ence in another world is as proven now as the atomic theory in chemistry. It is not a mat ter of faith, but knowledge. The partition is breached at last. We are in communication. News is coming through. Scientific certainty." "We have already evidences and descrip tions of the life into which we shall pass. Re member, this is no idle talk, no deception by Sludges and the like; it is a great English scientific man who publishes these records; it is a great French philosopher, no less a man than that wonderful thinker and how he thinks! Professor Bergson, who counselled their publication. A glory of science and a glory of philosophy combine to reassure us. We walk at last upon a path of fact into that further world. We know already much. We know, for example, that those who have passed over to that higher plane have bodies still. That I found comforting. Without that one would feel bleak. But, the messages say, the internal organs are constituted differently. Naturally. As one would have expected. The dietary is, I gather, practically non-existent. Needless. As the outline is the same the space is, I presume, used for other purposes. Some sort of astral storage. They do not bleed. An interesting fact. Lady Burrows' sister is now practically bloodless. And her teeth she had lost several, she suffered greatly with her teeth her teeth have all been replaced a beautiful set. Used 'now only for articulate speech." "We know now details of the passage, we have some particulars. We know, for in stance, that people blown to pieces take some little time to reconstitute. There is a corre lation between this corruptible body and the spirit body that replaces it. There is a sort of spirit doctor over there, very helpful in such cases. And burnt bodies, too, are a trouble. The sexes are still distinct, but all the coarseness of sex is gone. The passions fade in 'that better world. Every passion. Even the habit of smoking and the craving for alcohol fade. Not at first. The newly dead will sometimes ask for a cigar. They are given cigars, higher-plane cigars, and they do not ask for more. There are no children born there. Nothing of that sort. That, it is very important to understand. Here is the place of birth; this is where lives begin. This coarse little planet is the seed-bed of life. When it has served its purpose and populated those higher planes, then indeed it may freeze, as you say. A mere empty hull. A seed-case that has served its purpose, matter ing nothing. These are the thoughts, the comforting and beautiful thoughts, that re ceive the endorsement of our highest scien tific and philosophical intelligences." Of course Wells is no scientist nor philoso pher he is only a writer of fantastic fiction, but fie sometimes hits the target just the sarrle. Home Health Hints Reliable advice given In this column on prevention and cure of disease. Put your ques tion in plain language. Your name will not be printed. Ask The Bee to Help You. On Taking a Vacation. The conventional vacation period is here, conventional because of the heat, and because In most occupa tions it la the time of least stress and therefore, following , supposedly a strenuous winter, is the logical term for relaxation. Everyone is justified in claiming a rest or vacation, men, women and children. It moots little what their occupation is, or whether they have one or not; they need a rest from their customary duties to save tnem irom .growing stale, or suffering from boredom, which may be the same thing. But when one reflects on the kind of vacation many persons take it almost seems they totally fall in the object aimed at. Is it because most of us act impul sively" without reflecting as to our particular needs? I think we do, with the result that too many vaca tions are failures from every stand point. We are too prone to assume that a vacation simply consists In going away somewhere when the time is propitious without regard to place, diversions, comforts, tempera ture or cost: all very important con siderations If you are to have a suc cessful vacation in the true interpre tation of the word. In the hope that by directing at tention to a few of the considerations that should be taken into account In planning a vacation I would like to offer the following suggestions: Plan for a vacation at least a month or two in advance, and decide definitely on the place and kind of vacation you are going to have. An ticipation is a great pleasure in Itself. Above all don't change your mind when you decide what you are going to like, or be Influenced by the plans of others to consider their plans. If they have not planned let them fall in with yours; too many vacations have ended in disaster through eleventh-hour decisions. Consider well the cost. A true vacation should not involve monetary worries, it you cannot leave the city for lack of adequate funds, nlan 1 . - - i iiiuiif v nitiv.u la uoi-u iv v-uMi a vacation at home. It can be done talize buBnesg enterprises of va- Dclcgatea to Constitutional Conven tion. Omaha, June 27. To the Editor of The Bee: Within the next two months candidates for delegates to the constitutional convention must be chosen, and yet I hear no discus sion of the matter either as to the nomination of suitable candidates or the proposed amendments to the state constitution. is Omaha asleep? Is there no one In the chief city of the state paying a large fraction of the taxes for maintaining state government who is awake to the fact that interested par ties outside of Omaha are making a still hunt to capture the constitu tional convention? Is it possible that Omaha has reached the extremity of being fore closed from taking pronounced ac tion in this matter for fear of being accused of doing the bidding of the corporations? Are there not property interests In Omaha apart from corporate proper ties? Are the railroads, which pay about one-third of the taxes for maintain ing state government, to be prevent ed from having any representation In the constitutional convention? Is the whole situation to be aban doned to the farmers who, as a mat ter of fact, pay less than one-fhlrd of the expenses of running the state government? How about the townspeople from one end of the state to the other? Have they no real Interest to sub serve in proposed amendments to the constitution? Why are they sleeping at the switch? The only organized effort to get Control of the constitutional conven tion is that now sailing under the flag of the nonpartisan league, an organization of farmers whose lead ers in North Dakota revolutionized the government of that state and ordained state socialism therein. Do our people know what state socialism means? The definition in North Dakota is that the prop erty of the people is taxed to raise money whicn is used to capi If the approaching convention to revise the Nebraska state constitution produces a closer reading of that document, a lot of thines will be found there that were unsuspected or for gotten. For example, the governor is supposed to transmit to the legislature at each regular session the reports of the different executive departments and state institutions "together with the reports of the judges of the supreme court of defects in the constitution and laws." If any such reports were ever made, it must have been in the early days, because none have come to light in recent years and the judges of the supreme court are supposed to be thrTspe cial guardians of the constitution and the par ticular sticklers for its enforcement. Again we will find the apparent contradic tion of one section recently added as an amend ment declaring that the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquor "are forever prohibited in this state" and by another hold-over section, that "drunkenness shall be a cause for impeach ment and removal from office," presumably of officers who take a sacred oath to observe and uphold the constitution. In still another place, the legislature' is ex pressly prohibited from ever alienating the salt springs belonging to the state as if they were inestimably valuable when, in all probability, the state would have difficulty in finding some one to take these salt marshes las a gift very successfully if thought out In advance. Merely remaining at home away from customary duties is a great change in Itself for those en gaged in business. For the house wife a visit to a friend's house in exchange for a similar courtesy for a given period with an understanding that household cares for the visitor are not expected, would give many woman a change that she sorely needs. Or the family can plan fish ing excursions, visits to the parks. anything that is different from the usual daily humdrum.. Or let mother plan to be an indifferent house keeper for the period of her hus band's vacation, and devote herself entirely to the holiday spirit. Let husband do wife's work, and wife make diversions her business. It is a good time for husband and wife to get acquainted all over again; to give mother a chance to be attrac tive anew to father. There are won derful possibilities, fellow citizens, in this kind of vacaton! If a trip is a possibility, it should be a real change and rest. There should be no worries. By rest I do not suggest Idleness or inactivity, but the doing of things (or not doing) that are a real pleasure and there fore a rest. And here is the place to suggest a plan of action that cer tainly appeals to many, but which few have the courage to carry out. It is quite human, and therefore not the exception, to grow impatient with our surroundings; with work, fellow workers, wife, husband, chil dren, parents. Under such circum stances it is best to be quite frank about it, and to take your vacation "klone. Continuous association begets monotony and a garbled perspective. A week or more alone will restore your perspective, and produce a proper appreciation of those from whom you are separated. I doubt not that innumerable unhappy fami lies would find in this plan of action their happiness. The desire to be alone at times does not indicate lack of affection, but most often a sur feit of It A short separation soon recharges the batteries of the heart And then what a longing to be back in harness again! and to see the men at the shop, the wife, the children, and friends. Finally, wherever you go, or whatever you plan to do on your vacation, make up your mind that you are going to get just the benefit out of it that you anticipate. Go and do In a holiday spirit. No matter how differently things turn out than you Imagined, make use of them as they are to your benefit. All cannot be just as we imagine, or as wa would have them. You are away for a rest and a good time: have it. For it is inevitable after all that we only get out of things and life what we put into them. In other words, we enjoy according to our capacity to wish to enjoy. Birth Statistics. The United States census bureau's preliminary report for 1917 shows that in the birth registration .area of the United States 1,353,792 infants were born alive in 1917, representing a birth rate of 24.6 per thousand of population. The total number of deathsln the same area was 776,222, or 14.1 per thousand. The births ex ceeded the deaths by 74.4 per cent. For every state in, the registration area; for practically all the cities and for nearly all the counties, the births exceeded the deaths, in "most cases by considerable proportions. The mortality rate for infants under 1 year of age averaged 93.8 per thou sand living births. The birth rate for the entire birth registration area fell below that for 1916 by two tenths of one per thousand popula tion, but the death rate was less by six-tenths of one per thousand than in 1916. Thus the excess of the birth rate over the death rate for 1917, which amounted to 10.5 per thou sand, was somewhat greater than the ! corresponding excess for 1916, 10.1 per thousand, although it fell slight ly below that for 1915, 10.9 per thou sand. If the birth and death rate pre I ailing in any one of these three years were to remain unchanged, anc if no migration were to take plac to or from the area to-which the; relate, its population would increat;: at the rate of slightly more than 1 per cent per annum, or a little mor than 10 per cent in a decade. Th! would, be about half the rate, 21 pe, ce. t, by which the entire populatio. of the United States increased be tween 1900 and 1910. rious description which are run by agents -of the state, who, of course, are active politicians re warded for partisan service. How long will the public money thus used hold out, or In other words, how soon will it be squandered? Meantime the state stores and other business enterprises run on public money are crowding out the private business concerns and espe cially the banks, for North Dakota is starting a state bank for handling all public funds. ' State socialism in North Dakota has introduced the single tax into the revenue system which places the burden of taxation upon the land. This Is already pinching the farmers of that state, and they are beginning to squirm. Do the farmers of Ne braska intfnd to rush headlong Into this visionary scheme of the Single taxers? Do the newspaper publishers of Nebraska know that the nonpartisan league bunch of North Dakota passed a law to subsidize a newspa per in each county with public money, and put it in competition with the papers owned by private en terprise? If they don't know It, they'll awake with a start some dark morning in Nebraska when they find that our state constitution has been amended to admit of the same brand of state socialism. Let me venture the opinion that this still hunt of the socialists to capture the government of Nebraska cannot be checkmated by a gumshoe campaign. Have the property mter sts of the state no right to a voice In the matter whatever? Are they ut terly defenseless, and must they take what is handed out to them? JAMES B. HAYNES. The Day We Celebrate. Maj. Gen. Goorge W. Qoethals, U. S. A., famous as the chief engineer In the building of the Panama ca nal, born in Brooklyn, N. Y., 61 years ago. William K. Borah, senior United States senator from Idaho, born at Fairfield. 1.11., 54 years ago. Dr. Ch.irles Daniel Tenney, a dis tinguished veteran of the American diplomatic service In China, born in Boston t2 years ago. George W. Atkinson, former gov ernor of West Virginia, born at Charleston, W. Va., 74 years ago. George W. Stevens, for many years executive "head of the Chesa peake &. Ohio railway, born at Uti ca. O., 68 years ago. Harry H. Frazee, theatrical man ager and base ball magnate, born at Peoria, ill., 39 years ago. Thirty Years Ago in" Omaha. Frank (. Carpenter, special cor respondent of The Bee, contributed a letter from Bombay, India. Announcement was made of the marriage of W. D. Pruyn of Omaha to Miss Lucy A. Chinn, a reigning belle of St. Paul. Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Cushing left for New York to attend the commence ment exercises at Fordham college, where they will meet their son, Tom. Racial Immunity. WVilla Taut, Bra. nf rnnr. sub ject to the ordinary ailments of life, they can boast or an average longer Ufa thin nnv nthnr race. Thev hav' , always enjoyed remarkable Immun- i ity from tuberculosis, cnoiera anu typhus. In the 14th century, when tVio hlaclr rtenth was raclncr throueh- ! out Europe, tne jews were exempi from the plague. THE OPTIMIST. I have, the while I bide on earth, More than my moiety of mirth. I am the blithe participant with bird and bee and newt and ant In all the vital Joy there ta In llfe'a austere perplexities. Upon the road to happiness I am companion to the cri's And on lti prlsmy path afar I am the comrade of the atar. I share the lyric harmony Of tides of air and tides of sea. And taste the bounty that exudt-s From out the kindly heart of woods. I sense the exultation In The aoul that grips and throttles Sin; And, greatest boon to think upon, I have been blessed with love of one! When comes the hour, as come It must. And I shall mingle with the dust, It is my faifh,- It Is my hope. That I shall reRch some larger scope. And fairer guerdeons there will be Beyond, in Clod's eternity. Clinton Scollard in the New York Sun. IN THE BEST OF HUMOR. "That man started In Ufa on fifty dol lar! he borrowed." "And mad a fortune, eh?" "No, it ruined him. He found getting that so easy that he's been living on bor rowed money ever since." Louisville Courier-Journal. Soph How many subjects are you carry ing? Fresh I'm carrying one and drngclng three. Penn State Froth. She I dress to match my complexion. He Hand-painted gowns are rlBht ex pensive, aren't theyT Nebraska Awgwau, Wllklns I suppos you enjoyed your trip to the country ? nilklns Well, yes, except that tho ram. qultnes mistook me for a boarding house. Judge. Pauba (Pointing t hts pltcure, "a du i key") Wl.'at do you think of It, any how ? Lady Krlend Lovely! And you have put so much of yourself Into It. too'. Answers "He says the world owes him a living." That mav be all right, but what I ob ject to Is the fact that he Is trying to col lect It from his friends." Detroit Vrtt l'ress. SUPERFLUOUS HAIR WHY IT INCREASES Hair growth la atlmulafrd and Its freajaent rcanaval la Baccaaary wheal anerrlx reaaoVed frarn th anrfaee ot the akin. The aly logU eal aad practical way ta rekaoTe hair la to attack It nader the akla. DeMlracle, the erlgrtnal aaaltsnry liquid, doea thla by aaerat1oau Only grcetclae DeMlracle has a money-back gmwaate ta each packasre. At toilet eoaatera ta SOe, SI and S3 alaea, or by naall fro am aa in plata wrapper oa receipt of price. FR EB5 book mailed la plata sealed envelope on request. DeMlrael. 13Sth St and Park Atom New York I I DaBroFaaateft Sanatoria This institution is the only one in the central west with separate buildings situated in their own grounds, yet entirely distinct, and rendering it possible to classify cases. The one building bing fit ted for' and devoted to the treat ment of non-contagious and non mental diseases, no others being ad mitted; the other RestNCottage be ing designed for and devoted to the exclusive treatment of select mental cases requiring for a time watch ful care and special nursing. Adv. Population of Madagascar. The population of Madagascar on December 31, 1917, was officially estimated at 3,227,470, of which 3, 200,841 were natives, 16,422 Euro peans or assimilated, 6,434 Asiatics and Africans and 3,773 of other nationalities. There were 2,000,000 men and women capable of per forming manual labor, and 1,956, 000 of these are reported to have been employed in agricultural pursuits. While On Vacation Keep in Touch with home and office CoroNA offers this service for $50.00 (With traveling cast). Weighs 6 pounds. Lasts forever. CORONA TYPEWRITER AGENCY, 1905 Farnam St. Phone Doug. 4121. Why the. 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