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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, JULY 28, 1919.
The Omaha Bee DAILY (MORNING) EVENING SUNDAY ; FOUNDED BY EDWARD ROSEWATER VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. PROPRIETOR MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Til Assnctatrd Prasa. of which The B U a member. Is tx cluatrelr entitled le the w far publication of all newe dispatches credited to It or not otherwise endued In this paper, sad alio Uu local nam publlahed herein. All right ot pubUcatlon of our specUl dlipatchee are alio marred. BEE TELEPHONES i Prlrat Branch torharna. Ask for th Department or Particular Person Wanted. Tyler 1000 Bdltortal DeDarunrot Circulation Department AdrarUalat Department For Nlfht or Sunday Service) Calif Trier 10MU Trier 1008L. Trier MOM. OFFICES OF THE BEE: Rome Office. Be Building, 17th and Jam am. Branca uiiicea; eitu .una ztui ' Amea Baneoa Council Bluffs Mew Tori City Chisago Park SIM Military Are. ISnutfi Bid 14 IV. Main Vinton 251 North 24th IWalnut Out-oI-Town Officest tm Firth Are. IWaabtniton Beeget Bids'. lUncolu 361S Leavenworth 3318 N Btrert tm Bonth lth 819 North 40th 1311 a Street 1330 B Street JUNE CIRCULATION: Daily 64,611 Sunday 61,762 average circulation for the month subscribed and sworn to by C B. Rasas. Circulation Manager. Subacribar leavinf th city should hava The Be mailed to them. Address changed a often a requested. You should know that The per capita wealth of the Oma ha trade territory is $2,800; else where, $1,800. Hurrah for the "old swimming hole!" Taft's letters to Hays were not intended for publication, but they made mighty good reading. Air flight is far from being as safe as earthly travel jet. Maybe that is what makes it so attractive. Omaha banks all get by the State Board of Equalization, showing that proper returns can be made. Marriage by wireless sounds all right, but housekeeping can not be managed on that basis these days. Singing the "kaiser hymn" on the streets of Berlin will not postpone the trial of Herr Hohenzollern. 1 Tuesday will be a field day for the "suffs" at Lincoln, and a republican legislature will help to make it perfect. War-time prohibition will go over till Sep tember, but will probably hit in time to head off any "brown October ale." It will be a great sight as well as a great feat to bridge the Big Muddy with boats. Army engineers will find here a real test for their training. Again Los Angeles makes a bid for popu j larity by sanctioning the sale of "2.75." For a prohibition community, the "city of saints" is doing welL Crude oil was used to christen the Tulsa when it floated at Hog Island, but the chances are the ship will sail as well as if it had been soused with champagne. An Oklahoma castor announces ice cream, ; jazz and. a vaudeville actor to draw summer attendance. The weather down there is such ',' that perdition has no terrors. Two-dollar corn must remind some grey beards of the days of the middle sixties, just as it reminds others of the late eighties, when 7 cents was standard in Nebraska. The president denies that Mrs. Wilson was a witness to brutality inflicted on army pris oners at Paris. Maybe some of the other yarns now being peddled will be found to have no better basis. Sixteen-cent milk means that just that much more money is needed for the babies. The real test is to come during approaching dog days. That is what The Bee Free Ice and Milk Fund is for. It is the best investment you can make for it is 100 per cent service. The senior democratic member of the sen ate committee on foreign relations has at last tumbled to the fact that the reservations will be made when the treaty is ratified. He says, however, that any, such reservations must be satisfactory to the president This is under stood, but they also must be satisfactory to the senate. That is where the compromise comes in. The Lone Star Texas is out for self-determination. Its state senate has suggested trftt, if the federal government is incapable of giving to citizens of that state the same protection that is ac "iorded to other states, not so unfortunate as to border on Mexico, it ought to accord "liberty of action" to the Lone Star. Below the Rio Grande, where the "Tejanos," thanks to pre vious activities in the direction of liberty of action, are regarded with more respect than the federal troops, hampered as they are by considerations of policy, this may be viewed with some alarm. Nor can Washington be en- tirely calm over the matter. If the rest of the country does agree to give the Texans "liberty of action," there is no telling where they will stop. ' Our regulars already cross the border, when necessary, for protection of American soil or punishment of raiders. But they, do not settle down In, per manent occupation. Unless Texas is prepared to do that she may meet with the same diffi culties. And suppose that a strip south of the Rio Grande is annexed by Texas Rangers there will still be a Mexican border on the south of that strip. If Texas once gets started, the only logical conclusion, the only one which will avert the continuing danger of border raids, will be the conquest of all Mexico. t Quite possibly Texas could do it; but if she did she would at once outweigh the rest of the Union. Already she is well on the way to being the most populous state, and power does not even wait on population, as the predominance of Texas in Washington shows. A Texas oc cupying and administering everything down to the Guatemalan frontier would be so much stronger than any of the other states that we might as well take the rest of the stars off the flag. Of course, Texas might annex Mexico and placate the rest of the United States by making ' Mr. Burleson, governor general; but the Mexi cans might deem that unwarranted harshness. "Liberty of action" is an excellent phrase, but it is hard to tell where it would, or could, stop. Yet it is not for New Yorkers to judge; if we had the Mexicans, instead of the more placid erseyites. just across the river, we might not e able to regird the situation, with entire equanimity. New York Times. WITH OR WITHOUT RESERVATION? The next move in connection with the rat ification of the peace treaty by the United States is the president's. Whether he is ready to announce his ultimate attitude is not fully certain, although the indications are that he will very soon communicate to the senate his purpose. Republicans have made it plain to him that under the existing circumstances the treaty will not be ratified without specific reservations as to certain of its provisions. These reservations have been outlined to him, that he may study them in detail. Not one of the fifteen repub lican senators who have been called to the White House for confidential consultations has indicated a readiness to vote for the treaty as it stands. Some of these have retired with a distinct impression that Mr. Wilson is alive to the apparent hopelessness of his position, and is willing to accept such reservations as will not throw the treaty back into negotiation. Against this, democrats assert that the treaty must be taken as it is presented. Con cerning this attitude of the party, Harvey's Weekly says: The guarantees of American sovereignty must be rock-ribbed and copper-fastened. They must constitute a part of the treaty itself and be accepted as such by the other powers. When poor Senator Hitchcock truculently declares that the president will not permit an i to be dotted or a t to be crossed, he talks like an ass, but not a whit more childishly than the New York Times when it admits that Mr. Wilson "might ac cept explanatory reservations, but none of vital effect." Men are not mice. Neither are the winners of this fight for the nation fools. Within a day or two the decision must be reached at the White House. Congress expects to adjourn at the end of this week for a recess to last until September. If the president has made up his mind to risk rejection of the treaty by opposing the senate, he will soon so signify. If, on the other hand, he is ready to meet the majority of that body in its efforts to preserve American sovereignty and to clarify the ob scure places in the covenant of the League of Na.tions, he may quickly put an end to what ohterwise may be a long and bitten fight. Great Midsummer Sport. . Just now we are in the mifst of the greatest contest of the year, the ever-recurrent mid summer sport of saving the corn crop. July's fierce sun is about to be succeeded by the even more fervent rays of August, and the appre hension for the health and well being of his majesty, the king or grains, is correspondingly swollen. It does not matter that once each year the same thing happens, that annually the fields are baked and parched, the corn blades are "fired," and tassels shriveled, and finally the crop comes through the furnace in splendid condition to the time when worry is transferred from heat and drouth to the possibility of early frost. Weather-wise citizens look at the copper sky, devoid of even the high riding cirrus, and shake their heads forebodingly. Doleful proph ecies are made as the wind from the soulli rises and sweeps along in the 100-degree tempera ture, and gamblers in grain prices feverishly press their bets that the crop will be a failure. Somehow, the expected in this regard seldom happens. With roots set deep in fertile soil and proud head tossing yellow plumes in sun and wind, King Corn meets the blazing day un daunted and through the sultry nights stores up strength for maturity. Against the time of harvest and husking, though, the venturesome will continue to prophesy and wager on the monarch's chance for life, but only rarely does the calamity come about. It is a great game. Some One Asleep at the Switch. Some one must have been asleep at the switch, or else a turn-coat has been put on guard, for the column in which the local dem ocratic organ accelerates public opinion. Else how could this uncouth communication have slipped itself into that paper a day or so ago? Omaha July 22. To the Editor of the World-Herald: It may be said with all hon esty that President Wilson has succeeded in the thing he started out most to do. He has made the world safe for the democratic party. The little old democratic party will have nothing to fear in the future. The world will let it absolutely and completely alone. It may come when it pleases, stay as long as it pleases, and go when it gets ready. When it leaves Washington in 1920 it will take a long, long journey, and never, never come back. Like the fools we are, we have learned our lesson at a great cost, but releif comes soon. Wilson will go down (get the direction) as the greatest president the democratic party ever had and he will never have any rivals. I see you are already telling the world that a vote for the republicans in 1920 is a vote for war with Japan; and a vote for the democrats a vote for peace. That bunk got by once, but once is plenty. We might as well lick Japan now as later, so if you see any ' chips just knock them off and we will back you to the last dollar. Don't worry about the democratic party in 1920 nobody will know it exists. FRANK LAMAR. What will our Sancho Panza senator at Washington think when he discovers that his alter ego factotum has permitted his own simon-pure newspaper to print this lese majeste upon his beloved Don Quixote? What will he say when he recalls that the "bunk" with which the president "got by once" also -carried Senator Hitchcock along as a coat-tail hanger? As for passing such a scathing in dictment of the Democratic administration along in a democratic paper, "once is plenty." Battleships Go Upstairs. Eighty-five feet above sea level one of the biggest war ships ever built swings at anchor in Gatun lake. Around it float vessels of a mighty armada. And the Panama canal has demonstrated all its projectors and builders claimed for it as an adjunct to the naval strategy of the United States. No longer will the people of America hold in suspense a feel ing of apprehension, while their fleet races around the continent of South America. The flight of the Oregon will never be repeated. Watch will be kept on either coast, and danger can be swiftly countered, for the journey the fleet must accomplish has been cut in two, and the canal is become an integral part of the na tional defense. As sublime as was its concep tion, the canal is, if anything, exceeding ex pectations.- It has bound the west and the east by water as the railways united them by land, and we are now one country so far as proper defense may be made safe through human agency. Our battleships can go upstairs. Our Own Subject Race From the New York World. , One of the most brutal forms of oppression is the punishment of a whole race for -'-the crimes of individuals. For many years this has been and it still is the practice in American states that do not recognize the citizenship of the negro. To accuse a black man is to con demn him to torture and death, and resentment on the part of kindred is held to justify massa cres that are complacently dignified as race wars. What we see now in Washington is more properly to be thus classified than any other disturbance that we have had, and there is a reason for it worthy of serious consideration. Negroes are taking part in the hostilities. If they are assaulted or shot, they are assaulting and shooting in return. In defense of life, limb and liberty they are' meeting mobs with mobs. Deplorable as all this lawlessness is, the re sponse of the black man to the white man was bound to come some time. The negro has long been free. He has acquired some education and property. He has made a place for himself in industry. The laws under which he lives guarantee him equality. He escapes no respon sibility that rests upon the white man. Yet in large sections of the Union when riot is afoot he is stripped of every right and driven either into hiding or violence. Is there anybody at the south or elsewhere who imagines that the compulsory service of 360,000 negroes in the United States army, in many instances so creditably as to win high commendation, has had no influence upon them or the mass of their people at home? Who is foolish enough to assume that with 239,000 col ored men in uniform from the southern states alone, as against 270,000 white men, the blacks whose manhood and patriotism were thus rec ognized and tested are forever to be flogged, lynched, burned at the stake or chased into concealment whenever Caucasian desperadoes are moved to engage in these infamous pas times? We grieve over the hardships of many sub ject peoples a long way off and on occasion manifest something resembling indignation, but in all the world there is hardly a population so God-forsaken and law-forsaken as our own blacks. Whether it is agreeable or not, there fore, the Washington outbreak is a warning to all Americans that their race wars hereafter are going to be race wars. The negro citizen is going to have his day in court. It ought not to be necessary for him to fight for it. George Washington's Warning President Washington, In his farewell ad dress, warned the American people of the danger of despotism involved in abuses of power by administrators of the government. He pointed out that if the Constitution be changed by any method except that provided for its amendment the act is one of usurpation and a step in the direction of free government. The warning ought to be read, in this hour, by every American. It follows: The spirit of encroachment tends to con solidate the powers of all the departments in oneand thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just esti mate of that love of power and proneness to abuse it which predominates in the human heart is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position. The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositories and constituting each the guar dian of the public weal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern, some of them in our country and under our own eyes. To pre serve them must be as necessary as to insti tute them. If in the opinion of the people the distribution or modification of the con stitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this in one instance may be the in strument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed. The precedent must always greatly over balance in permanent evil any partial or transient benefit which the use can at any time yield. It is Impossible to read these words of Wash ington without the conviction that he would call the attempt to substitute the covenant of the League of Nations for the Constitution a usurpation, and the attempt to embark the United States upon a policy of foreign alliances without previous consultation with the senate, an abuse of power tending to the creation of despotism. Why Not a Few Americans? Conductor Stransky of New York has made a few suggestions as to how the Juilliard mil lions might be invested to promote music in America. He calls for a great graduate sfhool of music to be established in New York. So far so good. Like other suggestions made as to how the Juilliard will may be carried out, it is in harmony with what a great many peo ple prominent in musical life in America have had in mind for years. But the astonishing thing about Mr. Stransky's suggestion is that, although he named a number of men who should figure in the school, with great abne gation doubtless he was unable to mention a single American who might be of use in the upbuilding qf such an institution. Five years ago such an attitude on the part of Mr. Stransky would have been accepted as what might be expected, but five years ago happens to be a very long time. A great many things have happened since then which do not seem to have made much impression on Mr. Stransky. If, however," he should push his Juilliard suggestion he will find very quickly that American musicians are not going to sit silent while casual aliens are boomed as prod igies of learning and valuable positions are as sumed to be but the proper perquisites to any who may come over here imbued with the idea that America is the foreign musician's oyster and he need not be too nice in appropriating it. The Juilliard gift was not made to give the chance stranger within our gates another lease hold on musical opportunity, and it is to be hoped that it will give the American musiican by birth and adoption that recognition and support that he deserves, no matter what the method or the manner of its use may be. Philadelphia Ledger. The Day We Celebrate. T. H. Weirich, superintendent welfare board, born 1854. Ballington Booth, founder and head of the Volunteers of America, born at Brighouse, England, 60 years ago. Mary Anderson de Navarro, forrnerly one of the foremost actresses of the American stage, born at Sacramento, Cal., 6.0 years ago. Dr. Kenneth G. Matheson, president of Georgia School of Technology, born at Che raw, S. C, 55 years ago. Rear Admiral John M. Hawley, U. S. N., retired, born at Northampton, Mass., 73 years ago. H. Garland Dupre, representative in con gress of the Second Louisiana district, born at Opelousas, La., 46 years ago. Thirty Years Ago in Omaha. Sunday music at Hanscom park was fur nished by the Second U. S. infantry band. The Omaha Guards gave a prize drill and a midsummer hop in the armory. Dr. P. Waldenstrom of Stockholm, Sweden, noted evangelist, preached before great audi ences at the Coliseum. The Butchers' Union held a picnic at Wat erloo, eight coaches being required to carry the crowd. People You Ask About Information About Folks In the Public Eye Will Be Given in This Column in Answer to Readers' Questions. Your Name Will Not Be Printed. Let The ee Tell You. War Poets. If it la not asking too much, will you give the names of some of the best war poets with the names of some of their poems. Reader. We assume you mean the late war poets in the abstract. John Mc Crae stands out conspiclously with "In Flanders Fields." He wrote another short poem "The, Anxious Dead," frequently quoted. John Galsworthy has given us, "The Soldier Speaks," and "Valley of the Shadow." From the pen of Henry VanDyke we have "The Peaceful Warrior;" "Wireless," and "The Vindictive" by Alfred Noyes; John Masefield. "The Choice;" Alan See ger, Rupert Brooke, Vachel Lindsay, Josephine Preston Peabody, Robert Bridges, Richard Le Gallienne. Hil- aire Felloe, and Lord Dunsany are a few more of the long list of poets who have written credibly on the war. This list is by no means complete; if you will write us en closing a stamped envelope we will give you further names and titles. Once 'Famous Actress.. Is Wary Anderson, old-time act ress still alive? One-time admirer. Mary Anderson (Mme. Antonion de Navarro) is in her sixtieth year, very much alive, and resides in the old world village of Broadway, Wor cestershire, where she has a de lightful home in the midst of a colony of literature and artistic celebrities. Her latest photograph shows that she still retains most of the good looks which long procured for her pictures a bigger sale than those of any other actress. It is now more than a quarter of a cen tury since she retired from the stage, but her artistic triumphs are still fresh in the memory of the older generations of American play goers. From the beginning of her professional career to the end of it Miss Anderson was the subject of a veritable chorus of adulation. The purity of her private character helped to make her a popular hero ine. Her natural gifts were un common, and her youthful triumphs were particularly unmarred by a single note of hostile criticism. Major General Dickman. Will you give a few facts about Major General Dickman's military service? R. C. Maj. Gen. Joseph T. Dickman, TJ. S. A., who has been ordered to as sume command of the Southern de partment upon his arrival home from overseas, has been in command of the 4th army corps, a part of the American Army of Occupation in Germany. Dickman is one Of the American officers who have made splendid records in the war. Five years ago, at the commencement of the great conflict in Europe, he was colonel of the Second United States Cavalry, one of the fine cavalry regiments of the regular army, and at that time stationed at Fort Ethan Allen. Vt. He is 61 years old, an Ohioan by birth and a graduate of the United States Military academy at West Point. He saw active serv ice in the war with Spain and in the suppression of the insurrection in the Philippines. President of Pullman Company. John S. Runnels, who celebrates his 75 birthday anniversary Wednes day, July 30, is widely known in the world of finance and railroads as the president of The Pullman com pany of Chicago, to which position he was elected in 1911, following the resignation of Robert T. Lincoln. Mr. Runnells is a native of New Hampshire and a graduate of Am herst college. Soon after leaving college he went to Iowa, where he studied law and took an active inter est in public affairs. For two years he was private secretary to Governor Merrill of Iowa and for a similar period he served as United States consul at Tunstall, England. After quitting the consular service in 1871 he returned to Des Moines to engage in the practice of law. He served as chairman of the Iowa Re publican Committee and for four years was United States district at torney for Iowa. In 1887 he removed to Chicago to enter the employ of The Pullman Company in the ca pacity of general counsel. IN THE BEST OF HUMOR. "Brew?" said the colonel. "'Brew. "She can bake and she can brew." eh? That's worth looking; into." Kan sas City Journal. First Farmer How do you find your new hired man. Ezry? Second Farmer I look in the shade or the tree nearest his work. Buffalo Ex press. "Young man, are you satisfied with your present position?" ' "Naw, but it's fifty-fifty. The boss ain't satisfied with the way I fill It, either." Detroit Free Press. Bacon What's his business? Egbert He's an egg specialist. "I was told he was a detective." "He is. He can detect a bad eg when he sees one." Yonkers Statesman. GRAND CANYON. A great and indescribable surprise A matchless poem of the wild and crude Produced by Nature in a lonesome mood On rocks of alien shape and mighty size. A hundred miles In length, the mountains rise Stupendous cliffs and fissures, multi hued To dizzy distances in solitude That mingles with the silence of the skits. The colors are a mass of harmony Of cinematic lights that burst and stream And change to shadows of a purple sea Like apparitions in a happy drearn In which we lose our own Identity Among sublimities that only seem. WILLIS HUDSPETH. DAILY CARTOONETTE. IT 5RY5 HtTRE.TriflT ALCOHOL 15 R FiNE CTERM Wl I I CD T'l I TO.T-t I WNDHEDIE' (I'M- ' 1 - DREAMLAND ADVENTURE By DADDY. (Peggy, Billy and bird friends go seeking-the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Judge Owl warns them of danger.) "RAIXBOW GOLD." The Pot of Gold. THE airplane aped along so fast, even General Swallow could scarcely keep up with it, yet they came no nearer the rainbow. Judge Owl puffed along far behind. Every once In a while he'd get enough wind stored up to hoot out a warn ing: "Hoot! Hoot! You'd better go home! There's danger in rainbow gold!" Then he'd run all out of breath, and he'd have to pant and gasp until he could find wind enough for another warning. - "We will never catch that rain bow," cried Peggy to Billy. "See, It is beginning to fade already." What she said was true the bril liant, many-hued arch was growing fainter and fainter. "Goodby, pot of gold," cried Bil ly. "We can't find you now." "How slly!" shrilled General Swallow. "There's the end of the rainbow right before your eyes!" It surely did seem, plain enough resting on the top of a little hill half a mile away, but then it had seemed near all the time, only to prove de ceptive when they drew close to where it appeared to be. "The rainbow's going, going, gone!" cried Peggy, as the last bit of color vanished. "Mark the spot where . the end rested right beside that tall pine tree on the little hill," cried Billy. "I'm going to look there for the pot of gold." -. "Whir-'r-r-r-r!" sang the airplane as they dashed throught the air DAILY DOT PUZZLE 10 Rainbow Gold, Hundreds and Hun dreds of Pieces of It. straight to the tall pine tree. General Swallow and Carrier and Homer Pigeons were the only birds swift enough to keep up with them, but the others arrived soon after they landed. Judge Owl was last of all, and he was so out of breath that he tL S.. ' L VT . .'32 . - - Z7. 'WJ 33 -9 . V ".34 .1 35 23. 3o ?fte '31 .57 io 39 14 9 . V "I 17 Ml 13 .44 !3jC- to E3 45 hi 48 Ah - 50 v d-V 43 Tracing.dots to fifty-four Brings a we all adore Draw from one to two and so on to the end couldn't hoot a hoot. He did man age, however, to get in front of Billy and form with his mouth the words: "Danger! Danger in rainbow gold!" But Billy was so intent upon find ing the pot of gold that he didn't heed the warning, and Judge Owl flapped disgustedly to a perch on the tall pine tree. "If I only had a spade, I'd find that pot of gold in a hurry," said Billy., "It must be buried under the ground somewhere around here." "If it's under the ground I can locate it," declared Mr. Robin, con fidently. "There isn't a worm can hide from me, for I can hear him no matter how deep down he is." With that Mr. Robin went around listening with one ear to the ground as if he thought he could hear the pot of gold as he heard moving an gle woms. The other birds laughed at Mr. Robin, but he listened and listened, being rewarded by hearing several fat worms, which he promptly pulled out and gobbled up. Peggy and Billy got sticks and used them as spades, while the birds dug with their bills. They were a lees Bathing Suits and Society. Omaha, July 25. To the Editor of The Bee: The papers report that the superintendent of the welfare board is alarmed about the scanti ness of women's bathing costumes at Krug park, and is determined to see what can be done about it. The subject is one to arouse more amusement than thought, but even this man's shocked modesty offers an opportunity for philosophy. I am not especially interested in how many square inches of gauzy material shall or shall not screen the forms of beautiful young ladies from desecrating male eyes when the ladies go out to swim, but I cannot refrain from commenting upon the amazing spectacle of a big grown man thinking it necessary to make a special investigation into a mat ter so trivial. Of course it is good at all times to maintain a high stan dard of what s decent and respect able and desirable, but for heaven's sake, good people, let such a stan dard take in more than the naughti ness of fair persons paddling around in a pool of water in order to keep cool! Some day it will not be immoral for women to have legs, and to close with my, hobby it will be deemed neither decent nor respect able nor desirable to prostitute one's mental and physical powers to the service of parasites. We need a social vision great enough to see not only the moral mosquitoes that pester us occasion ally, but also the giants of depravity that are running amuck over the nations and fattening upon the sub stance and the happiness of all peo ples. EDWARD RUTLEDGE. OX "Daylight Losing." Blair, Neb., July 26. To the Edi tor of The Bee: I think the day light saving law could better be called a daylight losing law. It not only works a hardship, but I think it is a sin against the child. People hould be ambitious enough to get up if they have something to do, without letting the hands of the clock make them believe it is get ting late. If one hour is good then two ought to be better, so turn the clock another hour ahead. I suppose the wise guys at Washing ton will soon conceive an idea to change the rising and setting of the sun. God's time Is good enough for me a'nd I cheerfully sign the peti tion for its repeal. J. L. PETERSON. tering Into an agreement among themselves. The farmers in this part of the country, I know, are greatly displeased and. disatisfied and annoyed by turning the clock ahead one hour. It seems only common sense to have all the clocks of the world ad justed to as near sun 'time as pos sible. Thenlet other people arrange their affairs accordingly, and we will a:il know what time is being referred to when anyone tells us the time. In a great many places in Nebraska the farmers have turned their clocks back to the original time, which makes It one hour different from railroad time and consequently makes a great deal of confusion and a great many mistakes. I hope the president of the United States and all the people In the world will feel that it is right to have the time alike all over the world, and as near sun time as poa, sible, and that anything else would be a farce. T. R. LACKEY, 5900 North 24th Street, Omaha. FROM HERE AND THERE. The world's sheep-shearing record is 2,394 animals in nine hours. Certain varieties of the lark are believed to be the only birds that sing as they fly. The world's principal jade mine ii in Burma, where the privilege of mining the stone has been In the possession of one tribe for many fenerations. The Cuban secretary of public works placed before the congress some time ago a plan for a general system of macadam roads through out the island, which would enable motor cars to go from Pinar del Rio in the west to Santiago de Cuba in the east. Europe's first Chinese newspaper was established in Paris during the war, under the editorship of Mr. Y. C. Yen. It was designed particu larly for the benefit of the Chinese labor corps enlisted by the allies. It sold for 1 penny and is said to have contained a daily budget of special cable dispatches from the Orient. busy bunch, and If they had been making a garden they would hav done a lot of useful work, but as it wa they gained nothing by their ef forts. "What are you doing?" rasped Blue Heron, flopping down on th mound. Behind him wers Sand Hill Crane and Thunder Pump Bit tern. "Digging for the rainbows' pot of gold," answered Peggy. "I'll find it for you," volunteered Blue Heron, sticking his long bill Into the ground. "No, I will." rattled Sand Hill Crae. "No, I will," echoed Bittern In his queer pumpy voice. At once they dug their bills Into the soft earth. "Clank!" went Sand Hill Crane's bill against something. "I hear it' I hear it! the pot of gold," cried Mr. Robin. Peggy and Billy ran to the spot and dug like niad, finally bringing up something round and metallic. "An old tin can filled with mud,", grunted Billy in disappointment. "Chunk!" Bittern's bill hit metal. Again Billy and Peggy dug like mad and brought up an old piece of stova. pipe. i "Clink!" went Blue Heron's bill. For a third time Billy and Peggy dug like mad, and this time as the birds clustered around they dug up something that caused every one to shout with Joy. It was a round brass pot, and when Billy pried off the heavy lid, there was the treas ure they sought rainbow gold, hun dreds and hundreds of pieces of it. "Hoot! Hoot! There's danger In rainbow gold. I see it coming now. Hoot! Hoot! Flee as fast as you can." Judge Owl hooted frantically, but the others were so busy looking at the rainbow gold they did not heed his warning. (Tomorrow appears the danger against which Judge Owl tries to warn Peggy and Billy." IB ill Resources Based On Savings i The resources of a nation are based upon the savings of its individuals. You cannot do better by yourself, by your community or by your country, than by building up a savings account. This "bank, the old est in Nebraska, pays 3 interest, compounded twice a year, on all savings accounts. One dol lar is enough to start with the im portant thing is to start at once and to keep it up. 1 Farce of "Daylight Saving." Grand Island, Neb., July 23. To the Editor of The Bee: The chang ing of the time, or rather the chang ing of the clock by turning it ahead an hour, in order to make ourselves believe that it is an hour earlier than it really is by sun time, seems to me to be nothing but a farce, and why the people of. the United States and the government should be quar reling with each other about such a matter seems ridiculous. If the people of the cities and manufacturing companies, etc. wish to go to work an hour sooner that can very easily be done by their en- "Business Is cooo.Thank You" LY Nicholas oil Company rpHERE comes a time when loved ones must part. It is then that you lean on those who have a kindred spirit, and whose sympathy is made manifest in a practical way. For years we have kept apace with our profes sion, so that we may save you as many heart throbs as possible. The service that we have been im proving, is for you at the few times you need it most. It is your friendship and not your purse, that we try to reach. II tint fill xprvir.a Aiwjrx . "tiou TELEPHONIC DOUG 525 CUMING ST. AT nWeTECNTH