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The Omaha Daily Bee September 2, 1914

The Omaha Daily Bee September 2, 1914

The White Man’s Burden

People are finding out that a lot of the troubles that go to make up life’s burdens are caused by

Coffee Drinking

Coffee contains a drug caffeine–about 2 1/2 grains to the cup. It not only stands to reason, but has been demonstrated scientifically and in practical experience, that this steady drugging is a foe to health and comfort.

A…

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Forgotten Verse from a Scrapbook (1896)

Forgotten Verse from a Scrapbook (1896)

The San Francisco Call August 30, 1896

The San Francisco Call August 30, 1896

Forgotten Verse Culled from a Scrapbook More than Thirty Years Old

How Long Will It Last?

Lights from the windows are gleaming and glancing.

Music and laughter are echoing near,

Save where the twain move apart from the dancing

Uttering vows each was longing to hear.

Tender his tones, in their low modulation,

Timidly downward her glances are cast;

Eyes…

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News of WWI - Russia Changes the Name of its Capital, Women Join the Workforce, Paris Under Attack, and War Dogs

News of WWI – Russia Changes the Name of its Capital, Women Join the Workforce, Paris Under Attack, and War Dogs

El Paso Herald August 30, 1914

El Paso Herald August 30, 1914

* Austrians in Panic; Women Riot for Food

  Spy Hunting Worst of Berlin Terrors

  City Obsessed with Fear of Them, and Even Before War Began Scarcely a Day Passed Without the Execution of at Least One Man

“The hunting of spies is the worst terror of the war in Berlin,” said the correspondent of a local newspaper.

“Berlin is completely obsessed by ‘spyitis,’” he…

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"The Town of ‘Used-to-Be’" (1896)

“The Town of ‘Used-to-Be’” (1896)

The San Francisco Call August 30, 1896

The San Francisco Call August 30, 1896

The Town of “Used-to-Be.”

Grandma lives in a funny place,

The town of “Used-to-be,”

Where streets are “turnpikes” and people are “folks.”

And a nice hot supper a “tea.”

Where is the town of “Used-to-Be”?

In grandma’s memory bright.

The way? Upstairs, to grandma’s room

(The cozy one on the right).

When can you go there? Twilight’s best,

For the dreamy flow in…

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"Contrasts" (1914)

“Contrasts” (1914)

The Omaha Daily Bee August 30, 1914

The Omaha Daily Bee August 30, 1914

Contrasts

By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A great gold sun in the skies above us:

A great green world about;

Fair winds out,

And a blue sea flowing,

And boats with white sails coming and going,

For the friends we love and the friends who love us,

Sing ho–sing!

Life is a goodly thing.

(The prison stands against the sky

A monument of gloom;

The dead are there who did not…

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How National Board of Censorship Was Created (1913)

How National Board of Censorship Was Created (1913)

The San Francisco Call August 31, 1913

The San Francisco Call August 31, 1913

Destroyed–84 Miles of Moving Pictures

Passed by the National Board of Censorship

The National Board of Censorship is a gigantic pair of shears. Last year, these shears moved up, down and across 445,999,000 feet of motion picture films. Their harvest was more than four million feet of objectionable pictures.

The shears are operate din New York City. They are…

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"Clothes" (1912)

“Clothes” (1912)

The Daybook August 30, 1912

The Daybook August 30, 1912

Clothes

By Berton Braley

Some people maintain that the clothes which you wear

Are something which doesn’t much matter,

That character’s all that is worthy of care–

And a whole lot of that kind of chatter.

But take it from me that the fine tailored chap

May land on the heights of ambition,

While the noble but shabby one gets a hard rap

And is oftentimes under suspicion.

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War News of August 29, 1914 - Food Prices Go Up

War News of August 29, 1914 – Food Prices Go Up

The Omaha Daily Bee August 29, 1914

The Omaha Daily Bee August 29, 1914

El Paso Herald August 29, 1914

El Paso Herald August 29, 1914

* Don’t Argue on War, Doctor’s Health Tip

“Don’t argue about war. Every man has a right to his own thoughts on the subject, and it will only make you nervous and fretful to get into an argument. It’s foolish to lose your temper and become irritable, and, besides, it spoils your efficiency.

“Don’t fret about the increased cost of…

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For the Lazy - Attend Public Events by Phone (1898)

For the Lazy – Attend Public Events by Phone (1898)

The San Francisco Call August 28, 1898

The San Francisco Call August 28, 1898

Music, Singing and Dialogues Brought Direct to Your Bedside by Wire

The Prince of Wales, Troubled With Ennui While He Rested His Injured Knee, Took a Fancy to the Electrophone for Amusing Himself and Now It Is All the Rage With the Wearied and the Lazy Londoners.

If you Have a Telephone All You Have to Do Is to Ring Up Central and Tell It to Connect You With…

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Not for the Weak of Heart - A Town Full of Snakes (1898)

Not for the Weak of Heart – A Town Full of Snakes (1898)

The San Francisco Call August 28, 1898

The San Francisco Call August 28, 1898

Snakes by the Million at Klamath Falls

TOP LEFT: Coil of Snakes Breaking the Limb of a Tree – When the rocks get too warm in the hot summer days the snakes love to climb into the trees bordering the river and enjoy the warm air. For some reason they take great delight in forming a wriggling, coiling network of snakes. As this ball of snakes increases in size…

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