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THE BEE: OMAHA. MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 921.
The Omaha Bee
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1111 0 St.
Hteiat Bid. ' Parle Vram 119 Bat to. Han are
Jte flee' Platform
!. New Union Passenger Station.
2. Continued improvement of the vNe
break. Highways, ' including the pave
ment of Main Tboroufhfaret leading
into Omaha with a Brick Surface.
3. A short, low-rate Waterway from Uie
Corn Belt to the Atlantic Ocean.
4. Home Rule Charter for Omaha, with
City Manager form of Government.
N : SELF-IMPOSED THRIFT.
About this time six years ago America began
. to feel the effects of "war prosperity." Employ-
mcnt was, plentiful, wages began to mount, and
; an era of "silk shirt" living commenced. Motley
I came easy, and it went easy, but business was
good and new jobTawaited the worker long
before he was through with the old, and such
, an expanse of good times never was known as
Americans enjoyed. When the pinch of war
, hit our own land, it did not bring a reduction
; in pay, but did send the cost of living shooting
iip so fast it made folks dizzy to watch it Only
salaried people and those of fixed incomes were
adversely affected, and some of these found con
siderable difficulty in" stretching their dollars
to bridge the gap between income and outgo.
, After the armistice, swept, on by a wave of
pseudo-prosperity, living costs went heights
undreamed of, an orgy of spending encouraging
a scale of prices that looks fantastic when, com
pared with the days left behind in 1914. r ..
- But with the war came something else. De-
mands of patriotism brought something of a con-,
i ccption of thrift; when 21,000,000 people buy
$18,000,000,000 of government bond9, and another
group buys almost $l,500,00fr,000 of war savings
stamps, the conclusion is warranted that all the
"easy" money did not go for sheer extravagance.
; Proof to the .contrary is available. The latest
1 report shows that almost a billion of the war
savings stamps issue is still in the hands of the
original purchasers, and these represent the lesser
investors in government securities. How much
of the larger issues of bonds remain in posses
sion of the buyers no one can say; it is known
that many of, the purchasers of the $50 and $100
denominations have disposed 6i them at the pre-
vailing discount and spent the money, "yet there
I is also reason for thinking that a far greater
number (of Jhe buyers in small lots still hold
their little bonds, and that the money represented
'liy thcirT may be considered as belonging to the,
" Met savings cf the people.
v The impulse-! not' end there. Savings and
I , Ipan societies, savings banks, insurance com
' panics, and fcll similar institutions report great
increases in the totals of their business, all of
which represent savings. The impulse to ac
cumulate has' received a further impetus since
' the readjustment commenced early last summer,
Tand with the" rising value of money thrift is talc
i ing on a new aspect. The riotof spending is
I oVer. . '. '
It is well to distinguish between thrift and
parsimony. Business will be Ndisturbed through
tao little spending 'qite as seriously as it was
upset-by the destruction of its standards which
came with the buying wave of war times. Pru
dence should regulate this, and a just balance be
established between needs and means, in order
' that no serious derangement will come !n the
intake of thr wave of self-imposed thrift that
t moves the country's producers today.
Optimism and the Immediate Future.
', An interesting notejs sounded by Sir Robert
; ,S, Home, president of the British Board of
'Trade, who "urges adoption of spirit of cal
Citlated constructive' optimism to meet the world's
e:.ti--ig commercial and financial depression."
, lie Contends that the stupid, fatalistic acccp-
tance of the fact that things are black are keep
i ing them black- We agree with hifn, but insifct
his discovery is-not original. Many other ob-
Servers had noted the condition and had txf
' pressed the hope that the remedy would be ip5
j plied iTthe same way. However, Sir Robert goes
a bit further. Heuggesls that the United States
i wipe out the debt owed by England, and that
' in turn England' wipe out the debt owed it by
t'other nations on account of the war. We doubt
; if this will be w,ell received. Several tiroes in the
last two years both England and France have
.specifically and officiallv declared against retnis
! sicn of any part of the debt they owe the United
; States. That may be passed Sir Robert's state
f"menf 'that Germany is dumping steel into Eng
1 land at prices below British cost of production
I is far more interesting than his comment on the
public. debt. It bears out what has been said
f many times, that despite political upheavals and
t diplomatic maneuverings, the Germans are ac
f lively at work. They may be a long time re
i covering tjw place in the world's trade lost
throughthe war, but they are not wasting val
uable time. Such industries as they can revive
Sgre going at top speed. When the same tan be
Taid of other of the central European nations, a
N considerable step towards restoration will have
been taken. "y;;v".
Federal Reserve Bank Profits.
,; A proposal that has been discussed with Mr.
Harding ooks to the establishing of a central
federal bank, with, the existing regional reserve
"banks as branches. The purpose, naturally, ft to
provide closer control as well as better co
" ordination of the operations of these banks,
through which the credit of the country is'con
'yerted into money by means of notes Jwued
against assets, which finally are discounted
notes. An interesting sidelight on this debate
.is afforded by the fact that the federal reserve
banking system as at present operated has far
..overrun its original design. Not Intended as a
? profit-making institution, but planned merely to
-afford a reliable safeguard against money panics,
lhas come to show a tremendous earning ca
pacity. The New York regional bank reports
for the year 1920 a profit of 203 per cent on its
paid-up capital; its earnings in 1919 were 137
per tent For last yf ar it will pay to thegovern-(
nient $39,000,000 as a corporation taxi The Min
neapolis federal reserve bank reports earnings
for 1920 of mdre than 100 per cent. These figures
support the belief that ihe banks have been very
busy, also that they have operated on a con-,
servative basis, and further that some concession
might be made, to borrowers without putting in
danger the future of the institutions. We wonder
what John Skelton Williams will say when he
reads these reports. You remember how he tore
into the western banks a few years ago because
of the high interest rates and inordinate profits
they were exacting. .
A Line 0 Type or Two
HcwNo the Line, let the quip fall where they may.
Sounds Good, But Will They?
Grave and reverend senators of the United
States, debating the projected celebration of the
passing of Wilson and coming of Harding and
that should be, fittingly celebrated -talk about
curbing the gougers resident in the District of
Columbia who prey onjhe sojourner Nowhere
injhe world is the, gentle art of skinning the
visitor practiced nibre deftly pp assiduously than
in Washington these days. It began about the
time the war started, when the nation's capital
was the Mecca of all the people, and "vvhen its
capacity for caring for visitors was sorely taxed
and overtaxed. Whether it was the humblest of
self-serve places or the most exclusive of the
aristocratic hostelries, the spirit was-the same,
and the effect, too. Nowhere did the Hoover
slogan take quicker hold or deeper root than. in
Washington, D. C. x Prices were doubled and
portions halved as a contribution to saving food
towards winning the wir. In fact, the eating
places of Washington probably contributed in
this way trlore than any other in the country,
not excepting New"York. The senate now warns
them that the war is over; that visitors are not
invited to come thither on or about jMarch 4
merely to 'make i holiday for a lot of innkeepers
and luncbj-stand pirates, and that dire and
TTfniornhle?pi,palt''es will beis:tejJ orr those who
deliberately hold up the nation's guests. All of
which is reminiscent of the talk heard in 1918,
when the landlord scandal at Washington ex
ceeded that of any other city before or.sinceJ'
Congress did nothing then but talk, and prbably
will let it go at that now.
""""""N aaennaMatwaanaanmennaaaaeaS
Signfficant of American Spirit
One little incident in connection with the ad
venture of the na,yal balloofiisls Reserves greater
weight than has so far been given it. The first
detailed report of their fanding in the Hudson
Bay woods said the first thing that happened
after the adventdrers vha'd extricated themselves
from the balloon and Were safely on tlje ground.
Lieutenant Hinton returned "gracious , thanks"
for their preservation. No act could have be
come them more. At home the wives of Lieu
tenants Hinton and Farrell had nightly prayed
for their safely, and during the weary days when
experts had convinced themselves the balloon
and its voyagers were forever gone, these women
never waver ed in tfjeir faith, but ' voiced their
trust in humble prayer. Storm-tossed and beaten
by ice and snow, the men themselves kept heart,
and gallantly battled out their drea'dful expe
rience, and thenfwiien safely escaped from the
perils of the. air, even though losr in a frozen
wilderness, they expressed to God acknowledge
ment of HiY mercjfand Care. Here is the true
American spirit: Firm reliance on divine provi
dence, with pluck to ; persevere and overcome
difficulty and danger alike. Scoffers may smile
r the act, and the fool who has said in his heart
there is no God may account for the isue of
the event io his own way, but the mass of our
people, devout and honest in their belief, vvjll
find in the incident -additional strength for the
faith that is in them. Verily, "righteousness
exlteth a nation." '
ABE LINCOLN was finally persuaded to get
a new hat for his inauguration and Hon. Cal
Coolidge has consented to buy him a new made
up tie for the big day.
A PEDOMETER test shows -that a house
wife walks two miles while preparing three meals.
But father walks twice as far doing a round of
golf, and doesn't malce any fuss about it.
Xevcr, My Dear.
Str: Following your example, I immediately
began "Mansfield l'ark. Hereafter I shall pre
sent copies to all elderly persons who look down
their noses and say (as William Lyon Phelps
does In hia remarks on Marshall, that too much
mod?m fiction is concerned with unpleasant
characters whom one would not care to have as
friends! Honestly, did you ever read of more
greed, snobbishness, petty ambition, false mod
esty, laziness, caste-worship, neuroticism and
self-delusion, between two covers?
FJTILLA RI A.
WAS there ever a character rtiore delightful
ly detestable than Mrs. Norris? Was there ever
another character presented, so alive and breath
ing, in so few strokes? Jane Austen had
no need of psychoanalysis.
BARGAIN MONDAY JIAVE YOUR LEG
e SAWED OFF. .
' (From the Lawrenceville Republican.)
If I wish to as the merchants are doing
work at a special discount oil certain days
it's only my own business and no one's
else, unless you wish to profit, by it. Dr.
Lambert. -
HOW often have we journeyed on the map
to James Bay, computing the number of days it
would take us to cover that long stretch ol
wilderness." Bulbil's no trip at all in ailalloon.
AFFIDAVITS FURNISHED IF DESIRED.
Sir: One bottle of Gordon plus one' of
French and one Italian for a demonstration of
"one foot on the bow of a canoe and the other
on a log, chopping through a barrier in the
stream. " ' C. D. C.
WE'VE watched it done more than once.
The log, we may add, was not floating, but was
one of the barrier; -but if you or we attempted
the feat we should be overboard in short order.
And h"3ve you ever seen an Indian, with a sixty
pound canoe for bonnet, leaping, gazelle-like,
from boulder to boulder over a rpugh portage!
THE FORSAKEN FEST.
Along the lanes of Alstead '
I hear the robin's call,
And there, like snow, the blossoms
Of pear and cherry fall; -And
there is heard the music .
Of brooks that hasten by,
-rAnd there the bee is busy
And there, in thought, am I.
, Alas! no lane of Alstead
Shall see my face again,
For he who worshiped beauty
Has gone to strive with men
. Has gone to dwell in cities
And reap the city's wheat, N
The gold that buys delusion
And bitter bread to eat
The feast remains forsaken
The bloBsom on the bough,
The robin's merry whistle,
The boy behind his plow,
The brook with all its music,
ne numming or the bee.
How to Keep Well
By DR. W A. E ANS -;
Quaatlona concernlnr hygiene, eanitatloa aad prevention el dlaeaee, submitted
to Dr. Evana by reader ot The Bee, will bo anawered pereonally, euhject to
proper limitation, wher a (tamped, addreaaad envelope la encloeed. Dr
Evana will not make diagnoal or preacrib for individual diseaaaa. Addreaa
lettera In care ol Tho Beo.
Copyright, 1920. by Dr. W. A, Evana. , ,
Are only dreams of Edea
American Citizenship Cornea Higher.
One of the lessons taught by tre war was the
value of American citizenship. lt was eagerly
sought by some who had neglected the boon in
days of softness, and found too Jafe that they
could not secure it. To others it was denied
because of their unworthiness. Even now th
courts arewinnowlng out the applicants for the
honor as never before, and the discrimination
exercised is adding to the luster of the great
possession. Womfcri as well as men are coming
in for critical consideration, now that rtq dis
tinction of sex is drawn in the franchise, which
is the crown of citizenship. Heretofore alien
'women became titizens when their husbands did,
or when they married a citizen; if a proposed
law goes through, and it should, these women
will be given the right tovote only when they
have proceeded after, jhe .manner and form pre
scribed for foreign-born males. Native-norn
citizen women who expatriate themselves by
wedding with alien's will be required to repatriate
as if they were aiien-born. Children will ' no
longer follow the condition of their parents and
achieve citizenship by ihe act of thier father,
but must t;ke out (iapers for themselves. These
radical modifications of tiie law may strike some
as putting hardship on aliens, but the careful
thinker will realize the justice of the plan. Men
are prone to value a thing forwliit it costs
them, and this is why somheld American citi
rensh;p so lightly it was too easily attained.
Privileges accorded under no other government
go- with the condition, that of sovereignty being
one, and these are not to be achieved without
some payment of devotion and service hereafter.
While the British jingoes cry out in warning
to John Bull that his navy is smaller than Uncle
Sam's, our own are claiming that the American
rUvy is smaller than Brifain's.4and the question
will never be Jettled to their -mutual satisfaction
until an actual test is made. I'
hev nrnhahlw ot
J vy MIUMJ
John Spargo and Henry Arthur Jones have
told what they think of H. G. Wells, and Mr.
Wells has told what he thinks of them. This
may account for the open winter.. ,
. ; t .1
Archaeology would become very popular h
every digger could be assured of finding a gallon
jug of 50-year-old essence of joy.
Governor Miller has made a hit with the tax-
K-payers of New York by cutting off a lot of.
political jobs. Good example.
If the suggestion to observe the first anni
versary of prohibition is adopted, a lot of people
will hang out crepe. ,
figures as to the size of he British navy are
like the estimates of the wheat crop, subject to
variation.
Lenten Days.
These are Lenten days for the faithful. Even'
the congressional seed is said to be insufficient
to go around. Knoxville .Sentinel r
Whose gates are barred to me.
LAURA BLACKBURN.
"WHAT," inquired the Pr R.,1 with a sus
picion of asperity, "does this Ballymooney party
mean by saying that we played hob with his
Latin?" "robably nothing at all," said we;
"however, let's have a look at his copy." So the
P. R. dug it up. "Much add about nothing,"
said we. "He wrote 'clamavi' and you let it
ride 'clamari.' The feller ought to buy a type
writer, he's so fussy."
A GOOD HOME IS RATHER TQ BE CHOSEN
.j THAN GREAT RICHES.
(From the Lima, O., News.)
A widow lady desires position as house
keeper in a well to do widower's home. A
good home more desired than wages. Ad
, dress C. H. B.
THE Fair must have an extensive correspond-1
ence. a letter aaaressed iJianche IJates, Fam
ous Mrs. Fair Co., Chicago, 111., was stamped
by the P. O.: "Not the Fair, Stye and Adams."
Companion Volume to Who's Brew.
Sir: As a lover of the true democracy you
doubtless enjoyed the inspired words of the bal
loonists' Xenophon: "Upon reaching terra
firma the first utterance of Lieutenant Hinton
to the aged Indian trapper was: 'To the Al
mighty we extend our most gracious thanks for
our existence.' The dog also came in for his
share of praise."
But what I really started to ask you was:
May I not lend you, for a few days, my latest
copy of Who's Hootch in Milwaukee?
D'ARTAGNAN.
"AND even, in the wee sma' hours . . ."
The Trib. ,
. "Why," whys Stanwood, "do they all quote
it wee sma' hours'?" We nnlicsifatinffl r,
TL -I . ... ----;..e,,r H-.
iney always ao ana
will.
TRACE.
. Sir: Is there, or isn't there, a bit of the
jjocular in this advice which Mrs. Bess Streeter
Aldrlch, a ladyNauthor of Elmwood, Neb., gives
to prospective writers?
"Have four children and love them all. Codk
to please your husband. Keep your eyes and
your heart open. Really live and love life.
Make yourself feel sympathetic for everyone
around you." . GENEVIEVE.
"U. S. to Probe Smuggling In of Cork May
or." Headline.
A corkscrew for this case.
LOVE UNREQUITED.
Like knights of old on. chargers gay,
ThO fiept rlnildn wnn th. nallll tn.
Importunate, they throng her wav:
bhe, heeding not, is gone too soon.
Their jilalrtive Blghs are breezes" light
Which faintly rustle leaves and grass
And grieving, wander through the night:
The flowers shiver as they pass. IRIS.
"WOMEN'S costumes to-day are' the mcst
s?ne,n history, and moving in the right direc
tion. Ernest Thompson Seton, Naturalist
An advanced naturalist. .
THE SECOND POST,
(Received, by a Denver paper company.)
Gentlemen: I want to know watt is the
mether with wour I'aper-Mlll the ort to sent
me sum paper by this time. You send me 6
thousent 16x18 self-seeling Bread-rappers rith
now; be-for you lay this letter dowen. I cant
sett here wlth-out paper an you Fellowes in
Denver smoken the Best of Cigars; so let me
heare from you watt the best way to dou, to
buy the Paper-mill rith now, or' a littel lather
yours truly. J
TAKE KEER O YOURSELF.
(From the Olney Mail.)
Wishing all my friends and customers a
Happy New Year, I also wish to announce
that I will for the next 2 weeks be confined
( to the Oiney Sanitarium where I will under
go an operation. Respectfully E. Pech.
"THIS sale," advertises a candid clothier,
lasts only so long as the goods last, and that
won t be very long."
Old Enough.
t. 1 kei my dinner partner what scene
had been taken out of the Follies this season, and
he replied "The obscene." Is this old stuff?
Just want to check him up. m. D.
EVERYBODY CAME IN A FORD.
HFrom the Milwaukee Sentinel.)
Miss Evelyn Shallow, daughter of Mr..
and Mrs. Peter Shallow, and Raymond
Brldger, both of Little River, were married
recently at Oconto.
ADD light occupations: To be lord-mayor
of Cork. B. L. T.
V L . Our Chief Ailment
A large proportion of our trouble is caused
by too much( bone in the head and not enough
jn the back. Columbia (S. C.) Record.
tapan and California, Ehl
Some nations should not only adopt disarma
ment, but silencers for their jingoes. Indian
apolis Star. ' -
THE IRONY OF IRON TONICS.
There are many kinds of anemia,
some of which, quoting a famous
medical teacher of fifty years ago,
'tend to get well, others tend to die,
whilst Ktill others go on to the
chronic form of tne disorder." ;
There is only one medicine taking
habit which is more widespread than
the take-a-little-tonlc-hablt and that
is the laxative pill habit "I am a lit
tle run down. I think Ljwlll 'take
a little iron," or "I am aTittle pale,"
ot "my color is a little bad. I expect
I need a little iron." These are com
monly heard statements.
It took a lot at campaigning to get
rid of the stomach-tonlc-taking cus
torn. At that I am Inclined to think
the exposures of the large amount of
alcohol contained in the old-time
stomach tonics was the largest fac
tor in the reform. Hmv much agita
tion will be' required to overcome
the custom of taking iron tonics?
When a person is anemic the first
question which should be. asked is:
What is the cause? If the cause is
staying too much indoors, the
proper remedy is more sunlight
more skating, rowing, swimming,
walking, would do away with much
of the use of iron tonics. If the cause
In constipation , the remedy is to
change the diet,
If the' cause Is periodic hemor
rhages the remedy is to relieve that
If the cause is hookworm the
remedy is to get rid of the worm.
If malaria, cure the disease. If th
anemia is of a kind which iron will
not help there is no use taking that
remedy.
Let us say that, finally, the proof
shows the trouble to be a single sec
ondary anemin. Whipple, Hoover,
ty of good food is the verv best form
"and Robscheit hare shown that plen-
or iron wnicn can be taken. At the
very head of their list stood liver.
Lean beef was a close second and
heart third. These meals were eten
cooked. v
Is there anything to be gained by
drinking blood or eating dried blood?
This they answer in the negative.
How about beef tea and meat ex
tracts? Without beneficial eTects. '
Bread and milk, cracker meat,
rice, potatoes and milk? All fairly
good if given in sufficient quantities.
Milk is not an iron food and children
feed too. much on it to get anemia,
but it contains a moderate amount
if iron and. taken with enough
bread, rice, or potatoes, It builds
up the blood.
A sugar diet was worse than fast
ing. Iron tonics of the inorganic
iron type were without beneficial.
effect in the forms of anemia Whip
ple, Hooper and Itobscelt were
working with.
. Paralysis and ApoplcxV
A. W. B. writes: 'What are the
causes of paralysis and apoplexy?
"What is the distinction between
the two?
"Ar.e these diseases ever perma
nently cured?
"What treatment has been found
beneficial? j-
"Does the patient ' always get a
second attack? -
"Has the severity of the first
stroke any bearing on the prob
ability of a recurrence?"
REPLY. '
, The paValysis which Is limited to
one arm,' one leg, one side Of the
face, or all combined is generally
the result f apoplexy. Apoplexy
results from a break in one of the
blood vessels of the brain or a clot
forming in such a vessel or one car
ried to such a vessel. Both para
lyslH and apoplexy are loosely used
words referring to this one-sided
paralysis caused as noted. In the
proper sense apoplexy is not cured.
However, the paralyzed member
sometimes gets strong enough
for all practical purposes. It
is after treatment you have
in mind. Graduated use of the
paralyzed limb, practice, massage,
passive motion, and electricity are
serviceable. The blood vessel which
was diseased enough to break in the
first place is quite, apt to break
again. The nature of the first at
tack gives no indication of the
severity of later attacks. Among
underlying causes are venereal ' dis
eases, lead poisoning, heavy meat
eating, constipation, high blood
pressure.
:, Several Varieties of Hiccoughs.
Mrs. W. M. H. writes: "I have had
two or three spells of hiccoughs
every day for a year or more. How
can I get rid of it? What causes
it? I am 52 years old."
"' REPLY. ,
Hiccoughing results from a spas
modic contraction of. the breath
ing muscles. Among the causes are
Esophagus and some conditions of
stomach trouble, trouble with the
esophagues and some conditions of
the nerves. There are scores of succes-
rul procedures for simple hiccough.
Among these are pulling the tongue
hard and pressing hard on the nose,
drinking water. For more difficult
cases benzyl benzoate is given. Some
persisting cases call for investigation
because of conditions of which hic
cough is a symptom.
Wl W : -m j
WV. eV.
Restitution as PunlslimVnt
Omaha, Jan. 3. To the Editor of
The Bee; The present diseussion of
the suppression of crime together
with the proposal that the indetermi
nate sentence law be repealed is most
timely in the light of conditions not
only in Omaha but throughout the
United States.' All of the leading
newspapers and many of the officers
of the law and students oferimln
ology and social conditions ae ex
pressing themselves on the subject In
various ways and many are the sug
gestions ottered. The discussions
may lead to suppression of crime,
but the logical and just punishment
of criminals is the real solution of
the problem. x
Restitution should lie at the bottom
of all attempts to punish crime and
to reform criminals.
Restitution is the key-note of
Christian reformation. It is at the
root of tho law of Moses. Only in
comparatively recent years has pul
ing sentimentality combined with the
idea of the paramount Interest of
the sovereign destroyed the idea of
restitution as the principal element
of the punishment of crime under
the laws of the Anglo-Saxon and
their ancestors. The foundation of
punishment under the English com
mon law was restitution.
Let the thief restore that which he
has stolen. Let the murderer sup
port the family he has made father
less. Let the man guilty of mayhem
pay the damage he has worked upon
his victim. When our, laws require
these things before the criminal be
paroled or pardoned then will the
young men and beys be more in
clined to turn from ways which lead
to nrison.
There is nothing in the constitu
tion of Nebraska which will prevent
the enactment pf a law by the pres
ent legislature Covering this matter.
The convict can be employed upon
roads or other public work until he
has made restitution to his victim
and after he has made restitution he
will bo in a healthier state, of mind
for the work of reformation.
With such a law on thev statute
books the professional criminal will
fight shy of the 'state of Nebraska,
which is really ono of tho principal
things to bo dsirpd. - ' '
il. H. CLAIBORNE.
"Let the People Rule." j
Omaha, Jan. f . To the Editor of
The Bee: The Bee's Letter Box this
.evening contains an article by Roy
M. Karrop, written January 1, when
he enjoyed a f-ill holiday no doubt,
and had lota of ti-n to write his
tirade against tho city manager
plan.
Also appearing in The Bee this
evening in an item of news fro.n Al
liance, Neb., captioned "City Man
ager 'TPlan Adopted at Election in
Alliance," which, carried by aN ma
jority of 52 votes out of a total Xt
C98 cast at the special election.
Am wondering if the 375 voters
in Alliance who sanctioned the city
manager plan relish being termed
"un-American" aa the last paragraph
of Mr. Harrop's letter, by inference,
so terms thfem, and also all others
who favor the city manager plan of
governing towns and cities?
Considering , tho incessant wran
gling, turmoil and almost fist fights
at nearly all gatherings of our pres
ent governing ( ?) and salary-drawing
commissioners, it would seem that
most sane persons would welcome
the chance to effect any kind of a
change in the manner of running
our cltv affairs.
This "Let the people rule" sloganN
which 'Mr. Harrop has inserted in
his New Year's effusion is very
similar to our present council "a
big joke." I voted for six of our
present commissioners (may the
Lord forgive met' as the majority of
n as- i
FORDS
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Mighty Uncertain in the
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Worm Steering Gears
SPRAGUE TIRE CO.
Tyler 3032
18th and Cuming
voters did, believing that we would
"let the people rule," but develop
ments showed, (and are still show
ing a regular seven-ring circus at
times in the council chamber) that
the people knew very little if any
thing at all about "ruling;" in fact
no more or no less than the seven
"learned and wise" city fathers.
There, "let the people rule,"
like the originator thereof, W. J
ryan, I believe. Is a "big joke."
Suggest that R. M. H. gather a little
data, etc., on the , clty manager
plan, acd then probably his next
article will repudiate his recent
epistle. ANONYMOUS.
Wasting Lights at Cour ITouso
Omaha, Jan." 6. To the Editor of
The Bee: It might be worth while
In theso days of frenzied efforts to
"reduce, deflate, and economize and
save" the country's, state's, city's
money to call at the Douglas county
court house on some bright sun
shiny day and count tho number of
electric lights that blaze away in the
waste rooms and corridors in the
south and west Bide of that much-
mooted building.
I was there today at high noon
when the sunlight simply dazzled
by Its brilliance, and counted some
thing over 60- lamps blazing away
all for nothing, in a desperate at
tempt to keep peace with the sun.
Whoever the individual is who is
charged with the care of the build
ing he ought to be rewarded with a
good kick properly placed, in ex
change for service of this kind.
And while no fair-minded citizen
would expect you to take up through
the columns of your newspaper the
report of every petty complaint that
might be registered within a muni
cipality, a little warning to tne re
publican official now coming into
office, along the lines indicated,
mleht serve a good purpose, and at
the same time work toward 'the
county's welfare. W. E. S.
THE SPICE OF LIFE.
"I'm a llttl stiff from lacroase."
"Oh. Wisconsin?" Lamnoon '
Wnlkar ''Huv an acctil-nt?M
Rider "No, thanks. Just had one."
Puppet.
A nhvalclnh claims to have restored two
patients to sanity by pulling their tot.
When they see the bill thsy may go craay
ea-aln. Pittsburgh Sun.
Suaie "Papa, what? makea a man al
ways give n woman a diamond tngago-
ment ring?"
Her Fatner rno woman." cainuurgo.
Scotsman. .
"Max has sent me an Interesting book.
Relativity.' by Einstein. Have you read
'''' T am valllnr for It to be filmed."
Luatlge Blatter (Berlin).
Minister "Would you rare to loin In
th new missionary movement?"
Mlsa Ala Mode "l m.' craay 10 iry n.
In it anything Ilka tha fox-trot?'
ChaparraL '
Efficient Bxnert "I am very grati
fied to aeo how many new men you havo
taken on slnco I installed my aystem."
'Yes. I nired 'em to talie care ol tne
syetem." Judge.
' Qufck Action.
Paid a teacher of much erudition.
I deplore the poor workman 'a condition. '
When he learned what they earned,
Mia nrofoualon ho aourricd.
And became a high-paid mechanician.
Tho American Legion weeKiy
4 MUCH IN LITTLE.
Tho salo of liquors and light wines
la now prohibited in SebnHtopol, nc
cording to a recent issue of the
Latest News.
Tubing and molding of sovpra
forma nre made from flat Strips of
metal at hih speed with aNmachlne
Invented in Ohio.
Australia seems to have an lnox
haustible supply of marble tha' la
found there in many colors in audi'
tion to puro white.
With an average annual produo
tion of $60,000,000 for several y"trs,
tho world la gradually InrreaHing tho
number of diamonds thut are mined
each year.
Russian railway stations are usu
ally about two miles from the town
they serve this as a precaution
against fire caused Dy sparks from
the locomotives.
The Brazilian Rovernnfent will
transform an agricultural experi
ment station into a poniicultural sta
tion as a practice school for stu
dents and a model for farmers.
To pack the contents of a filled
silo an inventor has patented a can
vas tank which, when flllod with
water, settles down on the cnsilago
and forms an alr-tUht seal.
The Sixteenth precinct of tho
Tenth ward of Kansas City, Mo.,
claims tho honor of having the most
efficient .republican organization.
The precinct registered 2,958 and
every one voted G. O. P.
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