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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, JULY 28, 1919.
The Omaha Bee
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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.
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(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
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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
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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
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upon the savings of
its individuals. You
cannot do better by
yourself, by your
community or by
your country, than
by building up a
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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-
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