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TUB OMAHA SUNDAY UKE: DlXTOMHEn 31. 1911.
The Omaha Sunday Bee.
for n r r. n byf.ivar FTr o sewTTFk k
- VH'TOR H iPKWATER. EH I TOR,
I' KB Bl 11. PINO. FA RN A M AND 17TH.
KnterKl at umiht postofflc second
fin m Her 1 .
iEHM or (JI DCCRIPTION.
Buriflay Ho, one year...,.., U11
fattuvley F, year II
Dally le (without Bunda), one year too
Daily He and Sunday, on year a.0
HELIVEREI) HT CARRIER.
Evening Bee twlth Sunday), per m o...2.
Iially Ilea (Including Sunday). per mo. Wo
Dally Rf (without Sunday). per mo... c
Aadresa all rnmplalnta or Irregularis
la delivery to ritv ''Imitation Dept.
Remit by draft.eapreai or postal order,
payable to The Rm Publishing company.
Only l-cent ilimpi re reived in payment
cf amah accnunta. Ft-raonal check., a.
cpt on Omaha and eaatcm excnange, not
Omaha The He Building.
South Omaha 23l N. t. . .
Council Bluffe ' Poott 8L
Lincoln M LittI Building.
Chicago IM Marquette Bttlldlng.- ....
Kanaat Cliy Reliance Rulld'ng,
New Tora-M Wet Thirty-third.
Washington-?' Fourteenth St.. 'N.' Vt.
Communication relating to nw end
tdttorlal -Tnarter ahould be artdreeeed
Omaha Pee; Frtlforfal Department:
t'tato tf Nebraska, County of Douglas. :
Dwlght , WIIMama. circulation manager
of the Be Publishing company, heirs
liuly .worn, aaya that the average dally
circulation, lee. apnllad. unuaed and re
turned coplea, for tha month el Novsm
br, Itll, vii 60.S7S.
, DWIHHT WILLIAMS.
. :circulatton Manager.
Sih.cTlbed In my presence and .worn ta
fcefore m tbl Cth day of December, 1J1L
aol) - ROHHKT HUNTER.
.. - Notary Publlo.
WrIWn leaving; the city
tf pom rllr ahoald re Tata
De Mailed y te the. AS " ,
. 3 i
- JTest$lrls, Jt's to be a Leap year.
To be sure, some who are for peace
still prefer to fight for it. s
'What'a - In , a ; name?
w here WV Morgan Suuster lands and
Of coune, this last one to the
health of the New Year doesn't
. Vtth old -man JL E. Morso climb
up oo the front seat, next to the
driver. . ' '
? bue . thfni jfr., iryan may ; never
hope to become ,1s .the, "four-Time
Winner." t . r . ' '
'The failure of 8uccm Manlne
a'g;tnBhow how 'mprh eailtf' It fs'to
preach thaa to practice... '. ' ! ''
The 'Ideal day In politics U1 be
the' day' VHen 'there will, be room at
the pl(j,c6i4ter for all. ,. :
;'.rn tuaV'Mjrom; NXearjesol.
4lons.- wbr netJooJcoWthAld onea
to seejjof tuany youan.ijae acaiq.;.
' Thieves have stolen 1.000,000 feet"
of lumher In - New York.' Another
instance of conservation not ronserv-
To write 111 required the uae of
onTy two numeral -characters.'." That
will no happeu agiyln uutU the j-ear
; John Blelow HVed to he, J, bjt at
that be did not outlive all the rest
ment of "youngeatoldre In ' the
tivll war." . ' . : '
The new yabraslta, pardon. Ward
must be working overtime, and d
Votlnj most of Its attention to "mur
derers row." "" ' ' "
I Only four Chlcagoans were hanged
during the Christmas week, but with
the New Year hope Is held out fer
I (proveneat. ' '
Speaking, of ' our Vnow"' court
bouse, specify which' you mean, the
one facing on fr'arnam or abutting on
Harney street? y ...
' The-next worst thing that can hap
)rt to a jiubllc man Is to hav an
gly eld iletter bob up to annoy him
t tt wrong time. ,
7k Nebraaka Bar aiaociatlon bat
rciolute4 for reform. of the courts.
H might produce quicker resulta by
starting a veforra of the bar.
Dr. Mary Walker'e notion that the
collar button' la driving men Insane
probably . comes from her mistaken
idea tbat e.ll meu ait on their necks.
ew York anifvrer td 'the New
Theater that it did' not caro.o pay
for oramattc : education, probably
would be th,e .answer of most Amer
i Hn eltWs. ' . 1
Evidently Count Bool ' does not
want the pope's aanction to his dl
vorce half. as bad aa be waau a bit
ter pleca or that rapidly dwindling
Ooald money. '
JatkJohnou may hardly ask for
. hep medal for saving that woman
from his auto wheels. If be had not
performed aa he did be would have
teen arrested. 1
. ' , . iii
The aclenUbts wisely bold ' their
aociety meetings at Washington dur
ing the recess of congress and thus
Insure-the IliueJIgbt section of, .the
taee. for themselves. . '
i ' " T-" .
The more the Intricacies of. 'that
Treildentlal preference primary law
re Jooked Into the greater the won
tier growa at the Umftleas possibllt
ttcs tf its uvarvelous n3jchanlsm.
The Turning: of the Tear.
The turning of the year la the sig
ns) for ringing out the old and ring
ing In the new. At precisely mid
night on tbe thirty-first day of De
cember an annual milestone of time
Is supposed to be passed and a, new
stretch of life s highway opened up
which will take twelve months to
But the particular day or month
from which we count ourselves out
of one year Into another is largely
arbitrary and imaginary. We count
the years, by decades, centuries and
cycles, although "there Is ho reason
except that of convenience' why we
should not count them by dosens or
scores. ' 'Tbe durstlon of -the year
marks the time consumed . by the
revolution of the earth a refund the
aun. bnt there la no particular reason
why we should' begtn our measure
ment at- midnight on tbe thirty-first
day of 'December any more than at
some other fixed position In the orbit,
except that our present calendar has
through custom and general accept
ance come to govern throughout the
Each person could with propriety,
aa be doea In a degree, begin with his
own birth In the reckoning of years.
But thst would make practically as
many calendars as there are human
being's, and none of them precisely
alike. Each country and each church
could have ita own calendar, as many
of them have for' their own uses, or
tbe years eould he reckoned, as they
once were in 61d-world monarchies,
from the accession of the ruling sov
It was tbe absolute need of a uni
form time code to fix passing events
apd to define future acta that, has
given us a universal calendar, and
that is why the turning of the year
la celebrated at practically tbe same
moment, allowing for distance varia
tions, around tbe whole circle of the
Are the Treaties Inconsistent f
If. Colonel Roosevelt's article, in
the current Outlook is the explana
tion of hit attitude toward the pend
ing peace treaties, his opposition la
based on tbe objection that the ter
mination of the Russian 'Passport
treaty la inconsistent with our decla.
ration In. favor of arbitration of in
ternational disputes.- Of course, he
uses more trenchant language, for be
declare that "It la errant hypocrisy
for-'thia nation to aupport tbe
amended arbitration 'treatlea at "the
same time that, we abrogate the Rus
sian treaty, and to do so Is to put
this nation In a thoroughly false and
discreditable attitude." t
" Yet with the most cere'ful reading
w.".fe4!.ti catch the point of Colonel,
Rdoaevelfa argument of to. aee any
thing Inconsistent, much less hypo
critical,' In tbe actioa on tbe pan aport
treaty and;tbe aegotlation of the pro
posed arbitration treaties. - In the
passport -rnatter, neither 'Russia nor,
the. United States made .any . over
tures toward arbitration, but, on the
contrary, we merely took advantage
of the "cancellation clause,' which' we
uld have, utilized at any time Uh
or. without any grievance or excuse
whatever..! There were supposed to
be' mutual td vantages ' to tbe two
countries in the Russian treaty, but
we came to tbe conclusion,', after
years of remonstrances, that, aa con
strued and applied by Russia, the ad
vantage .were not worth preserving
at. the coat, and preferred to wipe the
slate 'clean and begin anew or go
along without a treaty, as we did be
fore 1832. Had there been , sub
mission of the points la dispute 'to
arbitration at the instigation of
either the United Statea or Russia,
the cancellation' clause ot the treaty
would still, have been open to both
parties whenever they might see fit
to' withdraw from the' terme of the
What. then, ia there In the denun
ciation or termination of the Rusaian
treaty that beliea- our desire to
achieve world peace by arbitration?
If we should voluntarily abandon all
bur treaties of trade and Intercourse
with all the nations or the earth We
could still be sincerely devoted to tbe
cause of peace through arbitration,
and honeatly ready to submit our
difference with other peoples to the
adjudication of some International
A Boston professor predicts, that
courses In aeronautics will soon, be
established In our universities to
teach 'young men the art ' of flying
and building airships. Of course,
the professor may possibly have mis
read the signs ot the time and made
a false prediction,' but assuming that
be baa not , erred, one my only ob
serve that hla Idea ia that"the sub
ject will be Justified as a practical
application of science. - -
.Entirely too much high flying and
aeronautics prevail in aome colleges
and universities already. This very
fact ia the basis of common criti
cism. The condition haa been over
drawn, of course, by drastic and un
friendly criticism, but that there la
ground for , unfavorable, comment
may not be denied. The average
curriculum of higher education to
day needs more to be brought nearer
the earth than elevated Into the air:
it .neeyt to. be roa.de more intimately
responsive to the needs ot everyday
life than pushed off further ' into
ethereal realms. The boys and girls
of this country wbo sre fortunate
encuth to attend a college or uni
versity have about as much use for
a knowledge of aerial navigation as
a wagon has for the proverbial fifth
wheel. They might aa well be
taught to build air castles aa air
ships or aeroplanes.
The spectacular In college educa
tion tends to bring into ridicule and
contumely tbe very cause of higher
education and gives color to the de
nunciations or higher educatfon as
worthless and useless.
A Tear of Philanthropy.
The year Just closing exceeds any
in history except 1I0 for the giving
away ot money for philanthropic
purposes. According to the figures
recently compiled by the editor ot
the New York World Almanac, the
benefactions of 1(11 amount to
1110,000,000, while those of 1909
came to $176,000,000. Wbat mo
mentous results can be achieved
with auch stupendous sums of
money! No' one should stoop to Im
peach this fine genlua ot. giving by
Baying that It, represents the effort
of the old man of wealth to square
himself to meet the dimensions of
the needle's ominous eye. If puts a
better bue on life's goodness to say,
rather, that every dollar stands for
a real desire to help those less able,
but willing, to help themselves.
The objects of our philanthropy
range from small local esses to the
great eternal purpose of universal
peace, for which Mr. Carnegie aet
Measured In dollars and cents.
Andrew Carnegie led for tho year
and leads for all yeara in this giv
ing. . Thus far, at tbe age of 77. he
has donated $221,000,000 to public
uses, giving away $40,000,000 dur
ing the year.
ftockereiier s publicly announced
gltta this year have not amounted
In all to more than $3,000,000, of
which 11,345,000 went-to tbe Uni
versity of Chicago and $1,000,000 to
the Rockefeller Institute for Medlcat
Research "in New York, City. :
'The third largeat individual giver
was Frederick C. Hewitt, who lett
$2,000,000 to the Post Graduate
Medical achool and hospital, - and
$2,000,000 to the Little Missionary
Day nursery, both New York Insti
tutions. ', . . ' ' ' ' '
Joseph Puljtier bequeathed more
than $2,000,000 to publlo uses. '
Prominent women. were ' large
givers to public purpose. Mre. Rua-
aell 8age provided $IOQ,000 'for a
new dormitory at Cornell university".
Among , her other 'donations were
IISO',000 to VasBsr 'college,1 1 S5, 60 Q
to VTinoeton university and, Hfe 0,400
to - tbe 'New. York i Exchange for
Women's Work. ' r - '
.' N..' E. H., Herrltaan gav $600.
000, to the 'hospital .) department ot
the Southern i Pacific' 'railroad com
pany, 'anT $15S',OOP toYile unlver-
Tbo philanthropy -or makes
a formidable showing. : r
The Strike on Trial. .'
Much interest attaches to the gov
ernment action against thro rail
road strike leaders, wbo are to ap
pear, for trial in tbe federal court at
Danville,-111., this week. It Is taken
as the first move to test the applica
tion or the Sherman anti-trust law to
labor unions, to determine whether
or not a law that haa operated to pre
vent monopoly of industry by com
mercial and industrial corporations
may aUo be no operated 'against
labor organlation. Opinion (Hirer's.
Labor leaders, of course, bold, as do
many political leaders, that unions
ot worklngmen and comblnatlona of
capital do not stand In tbe same re
lation to tbls law. ir. therefore, this
case la brought to test the point it is
fraught with great significance and
may be awaited 'without further at
tempt to settle the watte In ex parte
But. aside from this, the strike aa
the union's weapon of defense must
sooner or later go. Uncertainly Is un
successful. It hsaV failed In too
many Instances ' to' serve' either the
ends ot Justice or the ' purpose ft
sought to be pronounced, an unquali
fied success. It does' not commend
Itself, even to the union man. as any
thing better than last report. Irs
staunchest exponents dare not argue.
thst It Is the best method by, which
labor may wage a controversy with
the employer. The employe would
be as happy us tbe employer, no
doubt, to settle disputes some other
way than by laying down hla tools
and indulging In an indefinite period
ot distressing Idleness. The strike
I is not at all in keeping with the
spirit ot the times. It rejects the
principle of amioable arbitration and
immediately arrays tho contending
partlea in hostility toward each
other, which Is tbe best way to pro
long the controversy and the poorest
way to aettle it. It engenders ill
will and vindlctlveness which, aa haa
been often demonstrated, too fre
quently lead to tragic consequencea.
W mayhtever hope to aee tbe day
when disputes will not arise between
employer and employe, but If indus
try Is to keep pace with tbe progress
of the dsy it must find a better
method for settling tts disputes than
by the atrike. cruel In Its character
and obsolete in Its application. But.
of courae, mutual concession is all
that will ever bring this about.
Getting: Even ii a Poor Life Pnrpoie
The man who lives to punish an
enemy has a poor excuse for existing.
Getting even, wreaking revenge, is
too mean a purpose for a noble life
to aet Itself to. No large heart or
mind has room, and no life that Is
worth while finds space, for such a
pssslon. It Is a mistaken notion to
Imagine that atrength of character is
denoted by Inexorable hate or un
yielding vinmcttveness. They are
the eigne of a weak character, of
small soul. How can elements that
corrode and burn and disintegrate at
the same time build Op? -That la
what tbe elements or tbe passion of
revenge and hatred do. They leave
the life that harbors and , nurtures
them bereft ot substance that waa es
sential to growth and development.
Lofty Ideals cannot live in an at
mosphere that breathes the Incense
of sordid purposes. Deeds worth
doing never come from a band that
devotes itself to such connivance.
Thejnan who cannot rlwe above per
sonal injury, to say nothing of peeve.
Ia too lame a creature to reach a
high round of usefulness. All law
contemplates aome offense and some
pain, and no one Is above law. But
law that punishes does not act from
tne spirit or revenge. The parent
who chastises a child In anger has
done worse thaw "spare the rod and
spoil the child." That is 'not the
purpose or parental oversight. It Is
not the purpose of civil law to wreak
vengeance, but to visit Justice where
it Is due. The state holds no' grudge
against the meanest criminal. Why
ahould . individuals demand more
than the state?
Ideal Vacation Weather.
Do.VIUle and Mary and Harold
and Hortense really appreciate the
fine vacation . weather old Santa
Claus. brought them? It is a pecu
liarly constituted child wbo 'doea not
look forward to the Christmaa boll-
days with gleeful anticipation of the
grand old .winter eporte of eoastln
and skating. Omaha children bare
certainly, every reason to be de
lighted thus, far with their vacation,
for the snow , and "' tbe lee' could
scarcely be more nearly ideal tor
their- accommodation and pleasure.
The ponds and the iife&a in ti n.rv.
and the hills in various sections 6f
the cfty have been in rather constant
use.'too, and will be until the ut
bell rings for school to take up. The
temperature -ha beetf- Jnt crisp
enough to put: a fine edge on the
season and. send. a ruddy glow to the
cheek. . 'tWlth y,,. observance', bt
natural 'laWa and cleans of "proteo
tibS. the, youngJolk should enjoy
lh. heal U.lll. .Vll.lLIL.7J . .' -
w . uumu n Ha vnjoyiug lug
bt Of sports these day. - They who
live lri countries where 'such ojd-i
fashlohed winter still. come are for
tunate, Indeed, for there Is" no more'
exhHeratlng,jand .nj0yabls r out-of-
aoor pasume and'exefdseHhan skat
Ing;d coasting.' it la good for the
old aa well, as tbe young, and the
grown-ups probably would be richly
repaid, to I4W .their! work ' long
enough "to, foiiow and then and
snare tne youngitere''fua, especially
on the ice." Men and women used to
skate' mucbmorVthan they do now,
but, If they will not avail themselves
ot tlie Joya yl ,ldeal winter season
the children will and sboutd.
The Harvard Boyi.
The occaalonaL visit of Harvard, is
alwaya a red letter eveo. irThe great
university has- been . directl
resented 4nv Omaha heretofore by
those who speak either for Its educa
tional aiue or for ita full mature
significance of American citizenship.
One recall the Vis'lt to Nebraska not
long ago" of- President Charlea W.
Eliot, famous la education. In letters,
in philosophy, in public affairs, and
who has. put a girdle around all lit
erature on a five-foot shelf. And
one will never forget the more re
cent coming and' going of that Har
vard exponent of strenuous cltixen
shlp. Theodore Roosevelt. These
high-brows and men In action rep
resent the finished PrOduet of -Har.
vard. university. In our own midst
dwell also graduates of Harvard ex
emplary asvcitixens. Just now we
are witnessing undergraduate' life In
the inakiug. If not in all its glory, at
least in - part, of its effulgence
through the visit of the Harvard
Olee. Mandolin and Banjo clubs, to
bring Omaha In touch with the col.
lege at play, or, rather, as-It amuses
While the campaign for earlier
closing ., ot retail stores Saturday
nights Is to be pushed by the women,
tho meu will not stand in the way.
If the women can bring themselvea
to do all their downtown shopping
oerore o clock at night, there will
be no Incentive for the men to stick
It out longer.
. China will not know how to ap
preciate Us republic until It advaqcea
to the stage where its women de
mand the votes under the war cry of
"Taxation without representation Is
Judging by the amount of space
devoted to favorable comment. ex
Governor Folk continues to bold top
place In the Commoner's list of presi
dential favorites. Stick a pin here. '
compiled f rom are. ritr
I DEC. 81.
Thirty lean Ago
In the county court proceedings wtre
commenced In the name of tha Omaha aV
Southern railroad for the Burlington aV
Miaaourl to condemn the river bottom
between Parnam and Harney at reel a pre
paratory to converting it into depot
Councilman Hank Hornberer received
a handeome praeent from Ms employer,
Mr. Htephenson, and William Foaae. In
the shape of a 123 gold pleoe, on on
Id inscribed, "A Happy New tear from
Qua to Henry." and on the other side
an exact copy of the Koneer Hook and
ladder company's medal to Mr. Hom
berfer on the occasion of that company's
Omaha'a oltv treasurer, Kamue! O. Mal
lette, died suddenly thla afternoon at his
residence, MI0 Burt street, from con
tention of tB brain. He was W years
eld and wa asaistant storekeeper t the
l.'nlon Paclfle ahopa when elected city
trasurer In 1879, and bad Juat been re
elected. Hla family constats of a wife
and two children.
Mis Lou eltreet of Council Bluffs haa
been spending a few days In Omaha aa
the gueat of Mia Claire Rustln.
M(a Mella Lehmer left for Detroit
With her arueat. Miss Lucy Oennesa, to
return the vlelt.
The police tonight notified every lUiuor
dealer thnt the new Slocumb law wan to
b In forco beginning nt mldnltht.
Tho office of county treasurer Is being
checked tip In anticipation ot the retire
ment of Treaaurer Illnea.
A. J. Simpson la advertising for the
return of a large ahepard dor, black and
yellow lea, which has been loat.
C. C. Ilouael Is confined to his resi
dence by illnees.
nev. J. O'Connell, the enersetlc and
genial district presbyter of the Proteatsnt
Kplacopal church, I in town visiting hla
friends, and enjoying a much needed
A. J. Patterson manager of tho West
ern Union, at Osden, accompanied by his
wife, are guesta of Mra. Porter.
Hon. J. M. Woolworth returned from
Keokuk. Ia., where he haa been ensated
In arguing before Judaea McCrary and
Love of the United ttlatea court In a
very Important suit involving IJ.ono.npO.
Twenty Year Ago -
William O, Cummlncn of 617 South Six
teenth street reported that a burgle r tried
to enter his atore by breaking throush a
window, but sot nothing.
These procured llcenaea to marry on the
taat day of the old year: Nye C. Bowen,
Cedar Rapid. Neb., and May K. Austen.
Omaha; Frank Seeholta and Sadie Ander
son. Omaha; Charles Bandwlg and Enger
Sknll. South Omaha; Jo'.in W. Lewis,
Blair, and Little Green, Florence; I very
Thompson and Sarah M. Van Clerve,
Abe Lansing, for some time past with
tha Dewey Stone furniture store, left
for Europe to mak a study of artistic
decorating. He was accompanied by his,
family, to remain a considerable period.
Mr. . Fannt O'Llnn. 'attorney from
Chadron, was visiting at the home of Dr.
and Mrs. S. D. Mercer.
Frank' B. Johnson was a witness In the
federal court in the case of tbe Repub
lican 1 Newapaper company : anal net the
Northwestern Associated Press. He had
been a former part owner of the Repub
lican : and testified that the Dispatch
plant turned in by Major J. C. Wilcox aa
part purchase price for tha Republican
was worth between 11.000 and 13,000.
David W. Lincoln, only child of Mr. and
Mra. W, D. IJncoln, 303i California street.
died of diphtheria at the ace of t years,
Mra. Elisabeth Doughton Reave died
at the age of M at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Alfred D. Jones, SOU Wirt
street. Bh had been on or the pioneers
of Omaha and had enjoyed good health up
to the very last, the end coming simply
aa the result of old as.
Ten Years Ago -
The shocking new that Joe Bartley had
been unconditionally pardoned from the
penitentiary by Esra. P. Ravage, gover
nor, ' reached the city. It waa the rov
ernor'a New Tear gift to the man, who
as state .treasurer, had defaulted in 1 tha
sum of over half a million dollars. The
governor took up three column of new,
paper'space to explain why he let Bartley
out. , . , ...... .
Omaha closed the year with bank clear
ing of 32.M3,S$S and building permits of
11.230.800. ' . '
Mrs. .Jane Allen, grandmother of Allen
E. Ooble and Herbert & ' Crane, died at
814 North Forty-first avenue. ,
A modern fire engine nous at Eleventh
and Jackson street was announced aa a
New Year gift to the city by Mayor
Moorea and the city council.. .
The report of .Thomas H. McCague, re
ceiver of the Gorman Saving bank, from
February 11 to December 28. 101, was ap..
proved by Judge Fawcett of the district
court. Joel W. West, attorney for the
defunct bank, filed a bill in the court for
13.ioe tor . aervlces.
Dr. Frederlok F. Teal," superintendent
ot tha Hospital for the Ina&n at Nor
folk, waa In the city and he planned on
returning . te . Omaha to reatde perma
nently February 1.
Tha subcommittee of five appointed by
the committee of fifteen on tbe consolida
tion ot a . greater Omaha, reported It
plana. They were for the consolidation of
Omaha. South Omaha, Florenc and Dun
dee in on city government. The com
mittee waa J. M. Woolworth, II. W.
Yates. John L. Webster, T. J. Mahoney
and J. if. Van Dusen.'
v Prwblea fer the New Year.
During the laat month on or two city
counclla have taken up a related matter,
that of hash. Ha eh, one I Inclined to
think, la a more important concern than
mincemeat. The latter la prominent chiefly
during the hoUday season, but the for
mr la Insistent the whole year through.
In such clrcumatancea th standardisa
tion of bash should no longer remain a
municipal undertaking; It ought to be
come a federal one.
A Horrible Eaaaaple.
Lightning Calculator Orlfflth, the pay.
etiological wonder, wbo pusated the wla
men ot Harvard, ha died of a ruptured
blood vessel la the brain. Every boy In
the land 1 ready to agree that It wa
high tins mental arithmetic bad It hor
Tarred with ta Stick.
England may aot have much te learn
aa raswrd punitive xpd1t1e fotaj Na-
botb'a vineyard, but ah I under the ra-
etralnta of civilisation and Ul find it
difficult to stomach a partnership tn tbe
killing of women and children.
SECULAR SHOTS AT PULPIT.
Washington Post: A Boston pastor has
laboriously drawn up a v-point scale by
which to find out If a baby I perfect.
but an easier way Is to ak Its mother.
Hprlnrfleld Republican: Arrhblnhnp Ire
land celebrated Thursday, December 21,
the fiftieth annlveraar of hla priesthood.
If it had teen a matter of popular vote
hi name would doubtlea have been
added te th Hat of cardinal.
Baltimore American: A Massachusetts
minister has Issued a new set of com
mandment for wive. Th women as yt
arc allent on th matter, which gives rle
to uneaay suspicions that they are retail
atlng by formulating another set tor hus
ft. Louis Republic: With a minister
of th gospel vun to bo brought to trial
for murder, a movement 1 In progress
In Massachusetts to have th legislature
provide for secret hearing In such cases.
Is this In the Interest of morality or Is
It In defense of crime?
Chicago Inter-Ocean: Th Rev, Frank
W. Fanford, leader of the Holy Ohost
and Us society, gets ten years Iti the fed
eral prison at Atlanta for causing the
deaths of several persons on the ,'9cln
Coronet through failure to provide rro
vlslone. AV Intend to be entirely rever
ent when w say that this Is the man
who diamlased hi counsel on th (.round
that his defense wa In God's handj.
Geo. W. Ryan, of tha Ryan Jewelry
Co., I having his boat put Into order
for another trip across the Atlantla to
Amsterdam, where he has a contract
with diamond cutters to furnish him
with another bushel of diamonds.
Mr. Happy has the floor for' a twenty
four hour spiel.
Muohi laborious upper story work in
drafting good resolutions may be avoided
by appealing to th want ad column.
With admirable forethought managers
of the local water wagon have engaged
experienced soloists to entertain their
guests with the soulful melody, ''Oh, How
Dry I ami" '; .-r, ; . t '
A certain mysterious party' whose name
la pot mentioned' In polite society man
ages for a few days a hot corner on pav
ing material drawn from the cremator
of jrood intentions. !."
People Talked About
Good Opportunity fpr ;
Investment in Substantial
Tbe condensed milk and Canning
Factory that l am erecting at PapU
lion, Nebraska, is rapidly nearing com
pletion, ,and I am now offering a lim
ited amount of Waterloo . Oeamery
Co. preferred stock at $100 per share,
drawing interest at tie rate of.
7 Per Cent Por Annum
. We will guarantee to convert all
outstanding stock into cash at the end
of three years.
; This investment is bound to be prof
itable for the investor and will result
in great benefit to the milk industry
in Douglas, Sarpy and Washington
counties. .This is the first "Evapo
rated Milk" factory in the state, of
Nebraska. Our brand will be the "Elk
horn, Evaporated Milk."
. If you are interested send for list of
men who have already subscribed and
such other information as you may
Reference, .First National Bank,
Waterloo Creamery Co,,
LEZROY CORLISS, Prest.
Tou are cordially invited to inspect
this plant at any time.
k Papillion Interurban linn terminal. J
Mlaa Skinny Little lor, would pur dot,'
Mta m If I were to'pt Mm? '
Tommy 1 guess he would, ma'am, lie
like bone.-Baltimore American.
"Walking I the beat exerclae la the
world. Mlas Phoebe."
'Indeed. It Is. Mr. Llngerlong. V'hv
don t you do more of It?" Chicago Trib
une. "Thst young son-in-law cf mine," aall
Mr. Cumroi, "aaya I'm unreasonable.
Vn1 maybe he's right."
"What'a the tronh'"
"Before their marriage I objected to
hla attention to i ..,,. ,o I'm
objecting to hi Inattention.' Washington
Mr. Perkins I called on Mr. Unper
son yesterday and he ahowed me her oli
Mrs. Parvenu Her old-maaters! Dear
me, I dUln't know she wa In service.',
Hueband (studying hla wife accounts
There are several Item you have not
entered hero. Doing- up th furniture,
your Mtrdreseer, dentist, trip to the sea,
. Wife Oh. those all come under "re-,
pairs." Buffalo Express. ' -
"You ran a great rlak when you'pro-.
posed to your fiancee on a mountain
"Why so?" v
"Think of th consequence If ahe had
thrown you over!" Washington Herald.
Mr. Cashlt My dear Mis Grabby.'.'l.
wlsii to propese - , .
Miss Orahby Oh, my dear Mr. Cashlt,
I will accept you
Mr. Caahlt But, my dear Miss Grabby,
I did not mean to propuso marriage.
Miss Grabby My dear Mr. Cashlt, t
meant I would except you from my list
of eilglblea. -
THE DEPARTED TEAR.
George 1. Prentice. '
'Tls midnight's holy hour end silence now
la brooding like a gentle spirit o'er
The still and pulseless world. Hark! on
The bell's uep tones aro swelling 'tts
the knell :. .
Of the departed year. No funeral train
Is sweeping past; set, on the atree-m and
With me.ancholy light, the moonbeams
rent v '
Llko a pale, spotless shroud; th air is
Aa by a mourner's sight; and on yon cloud
'III at f Inula so still and placidly -through
The spirit of the seasons seem to stand
Young RprlnK. bright Bummer, Autumns
And Winter with lis aged locks and
In mournful cadences that come s.broad
Like th far wind-harp' wild ana touch -
Ing wall, -A
melancholy dirge o'er tho dead year,
Gone from the earth forever.' . i . ,'.
. 'Tls a time .. i : .
For memory and tor tears. Within 'the
Still chamber of the heart, a specter dim.
Whose -tones are like thai wizard's voice of
Heard from the tomb of ages, points Its
COld . . - .
And solemn finger to the beautiful ' -And
holy visions that have passed awaj',"
And left no shadow of thlr loveliness r
On the dead waste of .life., That .specter
lifts. . . . I
The coffin-lid of Hope and Joy. and Love,,
Ana Denaing mournruny above the pale,
Sweet forma that slumber there, scatters
O'er what has passed to nothingness.
Remorseless Time! j.-."v,
Merce spirit or the glass ana pcyutef ;
what Dower i
Can stay him in hla silent edureV, ormelt
His iron heart to pity? OV still Ort;"H "
He presses, and forever. The proud. Wru,
The condor of the Andes, that can soar a
Through Heaven's unfathomable depths, .
or brave . t : i
The fury of the northern hurricane j .
And bathe hla plumage In, the. thunder s
Furls hla broad Wings at nightfall and
.sinks down r -
To rest upon his mountain crag but Tiro ,
iinows not tne weight or sleep or weari
ness. ' s, ?
And night's deep' darkness has xe chain
to Dina . ., , . ...
His rushing pinions. ' ' '.' '"''..,