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w V f r .t i : ( J i MANY MILLIONS SAVED TO PEOPLE !: BY REPUBLICANS Army and Navy Estimates Both Cut More Than Three , Hundred Million Dollars Below Figures. By JOHN SNURE. Washington. In the face of In sistent demands from cabinet heads and department officials for more money and still more money, con gress is managing to make reduc tions In appropriation bills which will mean lighter burdens for Amer ican taxpayers. Although it will be impossible to give anything like specific and def inite figures as to the total savings effected until all the appropriations measures have been disposed of by both houses, the house committees snd the house have already made a good beginning. And they have made it in the face of obstacles which can hardly be appreciated by inyone who has not come in inti mate contact with the tremendous md insistent pressure of executive officials for funds. Enough has already been ac complished to indicate that the ap propriations which the new con gress hopes to complete by July 1 or soon after that date will be re duced below the Jevel of demands or of bills which were formulated in the last session by more than $1,000,000,000. In fact, that figure may be largely exceeded. It is ap parent that if it is attained, when the money bills for the new fiscal year are completed, it will be a worth while achievement, especially whet) it is recalled that a number of the most important appropriations were disposed of in the last con gress and hence are beyond mend ing and out of reach of the new con gress. To Force Economies. Savings in army and navy appro priations have been effected by large reductions in the size of the army for next year and also in the size of the naVy as compared with the recommendations of Secretary Daniels. It is true that later on, the rail road administration, which is ac cumulating a staggering deficit, will have to be given more money, so that the $450,000,000 which has been lopped off cannot be regarded as if all of it were permanently saved. On the other hand, withholding of this sum at this time, it is believed, will tend to force economies on the railroad administration which will result in appreciable savings for the taxpayers. Must Justify Expenditures. Great as are the demands of the departments and bureaus of the gov ernment for money, there is one re spect in which the conditions this session are decidedly more promis ing for the public. The last con gress, completely under the thumb of the administration, scarcely ven tured even after the war ended to depart from the estimates sent to it ;by officials. It became almost the rule that for a high official to ask for a sum was equivalent to getting it. Now and then there was an exception to this but the exceptions were not numer ous. The present congress does not consider itself obliged, political ly or otherwise, to regard an esti mate sent to the capttol by a cabinet .member or other official as equiva lent to an appropriation and is en deavoring to exercise its own judg ment on what amounts are needed for the conduct of the governmet. Public Overburdened. Recent meetings of the house steering committee and senate lead ers have considered possible econ omies in appropriations and strong .'feeling has developed in favor of holding down the expenditures in the face of many difficulties. The easy thing, is to appreciate what the departments and bureaus de mand. To keep any sort of watch over the treasury was never before so difficult thing as it is today, when officials reckon their wants in billions and seem to have an amaz ing lack of appreciation of the fact that the public is overburdened and that no policy but one of stringent economy can be justified. Consider Budget Sytem. Feeling that a budget system must be evolved, is growing. The senate rules committee lately re ported Senator McCormick's budget measure. ; Any budget system which amounts to anything will have to : recognize that under the constitu ;tion congress has the power over - the purse strings and that congress Had Young Ideas, TW 72, but the Girl Was Married; Warns Boys Chicago, Jwe 28. J u it because "Kernel" Cark Balcom, 'just 72, but with young ideas," failed in his lat est effort to woo and win the God dess of Love, he's not going to sell the wedding outfit, but declares "somebody's daughter is going to be my bride durn soon." 'Kernel" Balcom, as he insists on being called, says he is the only "living member of the old Tammany ring in New York," said that he is making money "dabbling around in stocks and sech." . The "Kernel" is very frank about his latest love affair, and while he says "an old foo lis the first of the whole durn pack," he is willing and does tell all about it as a warning to the "younger ones." But let the "Kerner tell about it. "She is the cashier where I eat. I fell for her at first sight and I fell hard. Oh, so hard. "In her I saw my idea of a soul mate exemplified. No, I will not tell you her name. I had been on the right side of the market for some time and was pretty flush. "I bought her roses and diamonds. I told her I wanted someone to darn my socks for the rest of my life. She gave assent I felt as kittenish as a schoolboy. Everything was fixed. We were to be married in the Little Church Around the Corner. It was to be a case of 'fifty-fifty.' Each was to furnish one-half of the in come. Of course I was to give her $500 to get her wedding thing-a-ma-dubs. "And then came the crash. I went to the restaurant. She was talking to another man. It wasn't love talk, either. 'Where do you get that stuff?" she was saying to him. Then this fellow looked at me. I didn'i like that look a bit nor the way he put his hand to his hip pocket. "I remembered I had not sent her roses that day and left hurriedly on this daily mission of love. With the roses I bought myself a gin rickey then another and then sev eral more. I needed something like that. "I started out to find out things for myself. Inquiry revealed that she was married and that the 'other fellow' was her husband. My secre tary recovered my gifts for me. "I tell this story to safeguard the young men of Chicago and the world, for that matter. Take care, boys, take care." Popular Shop Joke Cost Three Jokers $25 Each Belleville, 111. There is such a thing as carrvinp a joke too far. At least John Fralhlich, 21 years old, thinks so. That's why he swore out a warrant for the arreit of three fellow employes at a brewing plant here charging them with being guilty of "open lewdness, disorderly conduct and a notorious act of pub lic; indecency, tending to debauch the public morals," because they treated him to a popular dinner-hour ceremonial. This ceremonial con sisted in Fhalhlich being divested by force of a portion of his clothing after which applications of mucilage and machinery grease were made to his body. Brought into court the three offenders said it was only a joke and paid a $25 fine. Fralhlich brought his clothes into court to substantiate his charges of abuse. Chicken Went to the Movie; 'Talked' Too Much Atlanta, Ga., June 23 "Kluck, kluck, urk, cutt, cutt." It sounded like a chicken in the Forsyth thea ter on a recent Saturday afternoon. The spectators thought it was a part of the picture. But the noise continued. When the "poor work ing girl," harassed by the villain, was about to seek refuge in the murky waters of the river the chick en "urked" and remarked "kadark et." An elderly woman got up, look ed flustered, carrying a hen in a pa per sack, hastily left. And the man agement expects to add "No babies in arms, or chickens, admitted." owes it to the public not to abdicate this power or allow itself to be dic tated to by the president or depart ment officials. While it is the fash ion of a good many people to rail at the extravagance of congress, as a matter of fact the men elected to congress who have to go back fre quently to the people for re-election, are far more responsive to the will of the people for economy than any other elements in the governmental machinery. The country will get economy only through hard work and close attention to details of supply bills on the part of the men who represent it in congress, and any successful budget plan will have to recognize this basic proposition. nlture. School Church if. rmim School Books. Indus trial Equipment. HOME OF Omaha School Supply Co. "Everything for Schools" 613-15 South Uth St Omaha, Neb. AMERICAN GIRLS BRAVE DANGERS OP NEAR EAST Members of American Relief Commission Under Constant Guard of British Soldiers. Derindje, Asia Minor, April 25, Via Paris May 2S.-(By Mail.) American girls, who came direct from New York two months ago to carry food and medical relief to the interior of Asia Minor, Armenia and the Caucasus, are held up under guard in this small town, which is a short distance from Constantinople. The girls are not permitted to stray outside a barbed wire enclosure un less accompanied by British sol diers. Conditions in Asia Minor, Ar menia,, Persia and northern Meso potamia are in a chaotic state. Armed bands of Turks are still at large. The Turks in the interior are not complying with the terms of the armistice and still retain their rifles and ammunition. Refuse to Guarantee Safety. Recently members of the Balkan commission of the American Rea Cross visited Derindje in time to witness the return from Aleppo of a party of near east relief commis sion girls. The party reached Alep po on a train guarded by English soldiers, but the army authorities at that point refused to guarantee the safety of the girls in the in terior, declaring that it would be murder to allow the girls to pro ceed at that time. At tea one afternoon British of ficers expressed amazement that American girls intended to go into the Caucasus. "We have just returned from the interior," said one officer quietly. "Fortunately four of us escaped, but the rest of our train, some 20 odd men, were killed by the Kurds. The interior of the Caucasus region is not the safest place just yet for either American or English 'sisters.'" Wherever American relief parties have landed on the north shores of the Black sea and the south shore of the Marmora sea, British soldiers are assigned to guard them. At Derindje, "the Star people," as the committee of relief in the near east is known out here, have a former German camp. Their sup- filies are being unloaded into two arge six-story warehouses with docks on one side and railroad sid ings on the other. Yank Girls and Prussians. Some of the near east girls are housed on Prinkipo Island to which the bolsheviki recently were invited to confer with an ally peace mis sion. On Prinkipo Island are about 1,500 interned Germans who art waiting their transfer to Germany. Some of the German officers are housed in the same hotel with the American Red Cross personnel. They behave themselves in true Prussian style, studying the American girls with their monocles screwed up tightly in their eyes. American Red Cross men have found the Armenian sections of all Turkish towns in ruins with the skeletons of Armenians killed by the Turks still lying within them. The near east commission pro poses to establish 25 centers or more in Armenia, Mesopotamia, Persia and Asia Minor. Fifteen hospitals of hundreds of beds each will be established and centers of food and medical distribution will be set up at Samson, Trebizond, Beirut, Harput, Erivan, Aleppo, Caucasus Fine Wheat In Kansas. Salina, Kan., June 28. Samples of wheat five feet tall, with heads six inches in length, were brought into Salina by farmers to show the heavy growth of wheat. The straw is heavy and rank, but in most cases is in first-class condition. The harvest in this part of the state will not be in full swing until the latter part of June. Boche Officers Seek Jobs In Allied Amies To Avoid Starvation Amsterdam Thousands of Ger mans officers, from generals down to lieutenints, are approaching the allied military commissioners in Berlin or the Spanish embassy there with a view to procuring em ployment in the allied armies or in their colonial forces. Needless to say, the demands are invariably turned down, but the insistent Ger mans invariably decide to "try again." This wholesale application for for eign employment by members of the kaiser's armies has naturally caused great scandal in Junker circles and tie Baroness von Bisjing, wife of the dead tormentor of Belgium, has written an open letter to the Lokal anzeiger on the matter, calling all the officers now trying to enter the enemy's forces "traitors" and "scoundrels." The Lokalanreiger has received shoals of letters protesting against Frau von Bissing's biting views, and justifying the action of the German officers who are treated with dis gusting ingratitude by the German nation. The officers insist that the thou sands of officers hitherto proud to wear the emperor's uniform must now submit to the commands of the ignorant and rude Soldiers' and Workmen's councils, who have the absolute right to send heroes home whenever they please. "What are our officers to do, then?" the Lokalangzeiger dramatic ally asks. "Are they to try their luck and agrciultural work or in the coal mines? They all have families, and they must live. "There is no shame in abandon ing your own house when it is ablaze, nor need we fear that our officers who find employment in for eign armies will ever have to fight against Germany. We are to have no more wars." Read The Bee "Want Ads for the best opportunities in bargains. 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