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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1912.
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Snhacrlhrra leaving , the city
temporarily shonld barr The
Bee mailed o them. Addresa
will be chaturcrt often re
quested. Tho sting of ingratltudo seems to
bo coming Into tho ring for another
Whatover else may bo said of him,
all will agreo thnt President Taft Is a
Even a notice can toll by tho stock
market that tho Balkan war is still
Ah, thcro, millennium Hero is a
story of a man risking his 'life to savo
What's In a namo? Hannibal, Mo.,
a small town, had sixty dlvorco caaos
on tho docket at once.
Governor Wilson must havo boon
reading about the matchless qualities
ot the Bermuda onion.
Most extra sessions of congress
havo mado tho president who called
them wish he had not.
The Becker Jury costs $2,650.
Those twelvo men should bo .retained
by tho year for regular Jury sorvlco.
"Maker ot ex-prosidents" Is a now
title for Mr. Bryan. And he's boon
called about all tho names In tho list
Every tolograph editor In tho coun
try, harassed by thoso unnpollablo
names, will rejoice at poaco In tho
Soino one wants to know to whom
Tho Bee was alluding when it said,
'Qod hates a squealer." Whomso
ever the shoe fits.
The dairy inspection at Lincoln Is
done at stato expense Here, .in
Omaha we are, paying tho bill outof
our city treasury.
A literary spinstor once said that
all men wero Insipid up to 3D, leav
tag us In the dark as to when thoy
becamo sweet and sour.
Our reform democratic sheriff is
evidently trying a counter domonstra'
tion to that petition for ouster pro
ceedings pending before tho gov
For his handling of Jack John
sen's caso thus far, Judge Kcncsaw
Mountain Landls could easily bo
elected to congress if ho would move
"Let tho People Voto on tho Stroot
Car Problem," says a headline in an
exchange. It docs not refer to Omaha
of course, but If It did, the vote would
be all ono way more cars.
While we aro waiting for the Cost
ot living to fall, comes the statement
that appendicitis will soon bo cured
without an pperatlon, thus making it
possible for a poor man to have It.
The final landing place ot Caltfor
nla votes in tho electoral college is of
vital interest to those who had
wagers up on it. But it Is compare
tlvely Immaterial to the president
elect, who can easily got along with
So far as anyone knows, there Is
nothing to stop a social service board
from serving In Omaha without wait
ing tor the aid or consent ot anyone
else. What may bo accomplished
however, must depend on the naturo
of the service.
The United States, It Is said, should
act as mediator between Turkey and
her enemies. Perhaps, but if th
Halted States acted as mediator overy
time, whenever called on to by somo
of IU own citizens, It would soon be
come a big International policeman
audi ee4 jl mighty" iig (tick.
Nebraska in Manufactures.
Whllo maintaining supremacy In
agriculture, Nebraska la advancing
alaiu,' Industrial lines beyond the
realization of many of Its own peo
ple. Renewed attention Is called to
this progress by tho meeting of the
Nebraska Manufacturers.' association
Of course, rseuraska b potential
greatness Industrially must be
thought of In terms of Its prodigious
agricultural resources. Our state Is a
vast farm of nearly 49,000,000 acres,
with 6oil as productive as can bo
found. From It can come much of the
raw material ncccessary for manufac
turing and wo have easy access to
other states for what things wo may
not produce ourselves. Our position
on tho mop, with refcrenco to labor,
markets, power and, transportation
facilities, Is most strategic.
Nebraska already has upwards of
3,000 manufacturing establishments
with hundreds of millions of dollars'
worth of products annually and em
ploying nearly 35,000 persons. Up, to
A comparatively fow years ago wo had
lot our Industries grow up a good
deal as Topsy thought she "growed,"
but are now seeking scientific nnd
.systematic development and giving
tho backing of organized stato effort.
Home Mission Week.
Pursuant to a plan promulgated by
tho federation of homo mission
boards, ovangcllcal churches through
out the country aro observing this as
homo mission week. It la an inter
denominational enterprise, though
each church is to conduct Its own
services, which aro to bo mora In
structive than devotional.
This is ono of tho results of tho
recent flold survoy mado by tho Joint
homo mission boards of churches
comprising a memborshlp of 22,000,-
000. Tho field surveyors found that
marked reaction had ensued under
tho old system of competition be
tween denominations for tho largest
numbor of churches on mission fields
and rccommondod eliminating nnd
amalgamating of churches, without
respect to denomination, wherovcr
deemed necossary to tho extension ot
No longor aro Uicbo organizations
willing to measure thofr progress by
tho numbor of church organizations.
Thoy have tho modern Idea ot growth
which conceives tho big mission of
tho church to bo the- direct fulfill
ment of human noods, the establish
ment and maintenance ot tho democ
racy of ma,n In the commonwealth of
CJbd. And this, of courpp, requires a
vision larger than donomlnatlonallsm
Kitchen Cabinet and Open Boor.
It romalnB to bo soon whethor
President-elect Wilson appllos his
open-door policy, rear as well as
front. Only if ho abolishes tho old-
tlmo kitchen cablnot, so Important
under President Clovoland, will ho
com plot o tho shock given the old
Bourbons of democracy.
Colonel Watterson thus early
paints what tho Baltimore Sun calls
'an appalling plcturo" ot "tho giants
and dragons, which will presently
rise across tho party's line of march
to divide Its counsels and obstruct its
progress." Tho Kentucky .. veteran,
pronouncing" Wilson ' an "abler and
far hioro highly equipped", man than.
Oroydr Cleveland, yet predicts his, It
not tho party's- dootn f before tho
mountains of obstacles, composed
chiefly of hungry democrats Booking
pje -compared vrKh'Hvhich Mr. Clove-
Others vlow .tho situation , more
hopefully, pointing to .the' tact that
slxteenears of political. history havo
elapsod Blnco Cleveland ' term
enuou; mat wituo thcro aro
plenty of democratic bosses, they
aro not as Btiprome as before;
that tho extension of civil sorvlco pro
tects a president .against tho rush ot
place-hunters and that public, sonti
went Is prepared, for tho open-door
policy. And tho lesson of all this Is
lost if wo do not observe that; this
progress and improvement 'camo un
der republican rule.
What's" the Answer t
The World-Herald make's this publica
tion (full text of political patronage let
ters), In order that It may not bo sus
pected of tho suspicion of huvlng pub
lished untruthful or nllcAiltng reports.
, Oh, my! Oh, my! What's tho
(Ia it. a guilty conscience? Or is
it admission of a rightful prcsump
tlou that publication In our esteemed
domocratlc contemporary invites sus
picion of garbling aud distortion?
Turkey In Europe is on tho run
nnd soon will bo in America.
Look Whnt'a Cninlnsr,
New York Post.
"We aro In a fair way to bo hoist with
our own petard, to experience the emo
tions ot tho caglo that Is shot with an
arrow feathered from Its own breast, to
be slain with our own aworuV; It tha
news from California' Is true. The wily
Japanese aro wilier than ever, and aro
giving up rice, nil which they defeated
China and ltussla, for American beef,
on which to defeat a worthier We. The
specific result at which they aro aiming
Is an increase in height. When they
can once ace tho whites of our oyes lovel
with their own, tho came wilt be over,
and the -Island empire will beoorno an
Wsitrh the Kltcures.
After hastily 'scanning the election re
turns the ultimate consumer turns, quickly
to the mtrket reports to note the effect.
it any, oftho election on the hlfih cost ot
living. . ..
PRESIDENT TAFT AT HIS BEST
A Lesson to the People in Fidelity to Government.
St. Loula Itopublle (Dern.).
In his addross to the United Daugh
ters of the Confederacy, President Taft
appeared in a happy rolo. Tho occasion
furnished him nn opportunity to display
hla judicial temperament. Ho met It
t'nder other circumstances tho speech
of Mr. Taft might bo dismissed us a
felicitous utleranco properly to be ex
pectcd from any man of parts. But the
ordeal through which Mr. Taft has Just
passed makes hla speech notable. The
brondgauged character of the man Is
There can be no doubt that winning
the friendship of the south was one of
Mr. Taffa early presidential hopes. He
frankly acknowledged to those southern
women that he had failed. He candidly
admitted that tho same hope had actuated
other republican presidents. He gener
ously Included his republican predecessor
among thoso who hod striven to make
the south feel that this was In very
truth ttielr government. Ho confessod
that In such efforts the republican party
was seriously handicapped.
. LIGHTER WEAE AND HEALTH
Warning Signals on Winter Clothing; for Cautious People.
The St. Louis health department has
fulminated against heavy underwear, it
advises city peoplo to don medium weight
underwear for winter. Tho heavy gar
ment, It says, causes perspiration and
moisture, with tho result that the wearor
going from a heated building Into the
cold air Invites "colds" and the "ltlsca,"
laryng , tonsil or bronnh . On
tho other hand tho board urges that with
light or medium weight underwear this
perspiration and moisture are avoided,
nnd ttio substitution of heavy outor wraps
meets every need. Thcro la nothing new
In tho doctrine. Hut It Is likely that It
will bo heeded more now than It has
been In times past. For ono tiling tho
heating of housed of alt kinds Is better
and mora genoral. Tho tendency Is to
ward ovcrwnrmth, and with It the evils
of heavy underwear become moro pro
nounced. Additionally, In theso days, wo
aro not so afraid of cold air as we used
to be, and an Buropc, outside of England,
to a largo oxtcnt still Is. We are pretty
well drilled In tho understanding that
cold, air as long as It docs not chill Is
healthy. Herein comes tho rule that ail
By REV. THOMAS B. GREGORY.
Geoffrey Chaucer, tho father of Eng
lish letters, died C12 years ago October
The sun went down, but its glory re
mained behind. Tho poet departed, but
nla fame Is everlasting.
In the Pantheon, whore dwell the com
pany of the Immortals, no namo is
brighter than that of the author ot the
Canterbury Tales" arid the "House ot
Men seem to be born Into tho world
for various purposes some to make for
tunes In money, some to found .empires,
somo to wiito constitutions ' and laws,
some to demoruitrato gTeat problems In
mathematics or to mako astounding dis
coveries in science or to gtvo to the world
tho inventions upon which depend the
material conqUQSt of the plancU. but
cnauccr appears, to nave, occn porn tor a
higher end thah'&ny of these the found
ing of a Ittorattiro, and that literature
it haa been well said that & nation's
literature is a nation's life. All that a
nation Is, in its thought and In its ac
tion, in Its form and substance, Is mir
rored In Us literature. Upon a people's
literature its children must feed, cither
to be poisoned or refreshed and relnvlg
orated. Upon a nation's literature de
pends very largely the question: "Shall
tho nation live and growr'
To crcato a literature, then, or to take
a moribund, slipshod literature and
breathe Into, It a new life, and Impart to
It a new beauty and power, Is to do one
ot the greatest things that any one can
possibly do In this world.
And'' that Is what Chaucer did. Rescu
New York World: The American Tele
phono' and Tolegraph company and Its
subsidiaries are to set aside- on January 1
110,000,000 as a basts for tho payment of
old age pensions, sick benefit and life in
surance awards for employes.
Chicago Record-Herald: By adopting
UUs policy thoso who manago theso great
publlo utility companies have shown Uuit
they aro In sympathy with tho spirit of
the times. Justice, altruism and enlight
ened self-Interest are everywhere working
'to. bring about better conditions for the
San FVanclsco Chronicle: Ono unfor-
tunato effect of these pension funds Is to
make it virtually Impossible for those
puat a certain age to obtain employment.
Th companies reason thnt In order to b
Juvttfk'd In providing for old ago thoy
must have tho benefit of the whole work'
Ing life of tho pensioner.
Springfield Republican: The applause
for Theodore N. Valfs wlde-vlsioned and
Immune leadership In corporation manage
ment, as shown In the announcement of
his pension plan for the, American Tele
phone and Telegraph 'company, com
mands the instant upproval ot tho news
papers. These and other things give him
a position ot unchallenged leadership.
Philadelphia Record; Kick relief nnd
accident benefits and old ago pensions
Itave been established by ono corporation
after another, until now tho list of cor
porations that spend money for the wel
fare of their employes is a very loruj one.
The Bell Telephone company, which la the
latest addition to this roll ot honor, Is
notable for the large provision made for
employes and for tha tact that It asks no
contribution from them.
Houston (Tex.) Post: There Is ono thing
about the industrial pension system, how
ever, that Is never entirely satisfactory,
and that Is tho conviction that the punslon
is not a gratuity at all. The Bell system.
ot all the larger corporations, employs a
large number ot meagerly paid women.
Next to the shop gtrls of tho country, no
other class ot Intelligent women are so
thinly rewarded tor hard service. In
sharing the profits of a business with the
employes, It strikes us that substantial
justico to ho'employea day by day ought
to take' precedence of the pension system.
O veritippl)' of Doctors.
' The Oriental "Sick Man," under the
ministration! ot his fix eminent physi
cians of tho European faculty, like Oscar
Wilde, must feel that he Is dying beyond
Hut with tho election to the presidency
of a democrat and a southerner, lie saw
the south restored to an Intimacy In
governmental relations which could not
otherwise have been effected. Ho gave
the Impression that this consideration
alone was of such vital moment as to
reconcile all to tho remilt of tho late con
test; that It bespoke for tho next adminis
tration the hearty support of all cltlzmis.
This ability of Mr. Toft Impsomilly
to discuss an Issuo In which his perianal
political fortunes were so supremely In
volved Is tho product of natural endow
ment nmpllfled and perfected by hla long
career on tho bench. In recent yearn the
"Judicial temperament" of Mr. Taft ha
been spoken of lightly. That he was un
fitted for executive responsibility and
that he was quite without talent for po
litical leadership aro Judgments of record
But the sweep of his vision aa a com
mentator and the chivalry ot hi" citizen
ship must bo accredited. Ho has given
us all a lesson in Hdellty to government
The south will remember this message
Bo will tho west, the east and tho north.
must apply In adopting the board's sug
gestion. There must be exceptions for tho
aged and those whose circulation is not
normal and Whoso sensitiveness Is high.
Exceptions, too, must be made for out
door Workers. Hut there Is an easy test
for every one. If the temperature is such
as to bring a chill that person needs
warmer wear or warmer air. And while
he la about It he should Inquire If It does
pot call for wiser living, Uie kind ot
living that means moderation verging to
ward abstemiousness lrt eating and drink
ing and toward temperance In all things.
Tho main application of the latter for
us la as to work. Wo work not wisely,
hut too well. We do not play enough,
either, by means of vacations or by
means of Interludes of rest, with the
assumption of an easy going disposition
which shall banish hurry and worry. Wo
aro saving life In Infancy and youth, but
the mlddlc-ngod man in America wastes
himself compared with his type in Eu
rope, and our death rato at this stage
of life Is alarming. Tho way back Is
easily along the lines suggested and a
good place to begin Is with the St. Louis
Board of Health's underwear suggestion,
and then follow tho development.
ing his native tonguo from Its" Babylon
lsh confusion," he established for it a lit
erary diction, banished from It the super
natural and uncouth, and softened the
churlish nature by tho Intermixture ot
the polite and gentle terms of the south.
As a high authority upon English letters
remarks: he "created a new versification,
and by the superior grace, correctness
and harmony of his' style became the
first modol to succeeding Writers."
What Petrarch did for Italian litera
ture, and Montalgno for French, Chaucer
did for English made It, first, nllve, then
attractive, then powerful.
Chnuqer brought tho dawn-aXdawn that
has beert spreading arid brightening over
since, so that today It Is tUrlglog Its glory
all about the- earth. ' ' J t
, The. English, language la' U5a niost amaz
ingly prophetic, fact1 ?tb bpPxound In the
world today. The speech' of' the two
greatest natidns on curfh, 'and Bteadlly
rowlng-gr6wing faster than any other
two or three tongues' p'ut ' together It
promises to be, If not the' universal lan
guage, then, certainly, the larfgungo that
Is to color all ottfer atiguiigc; under the
sun; ' '''
The though, t or the . English speaking
men of today, la" destined .to. bo tho thought
of all mankind In 'the "generations to
come. Thero, Is no doubt, of it It, is
written down in the Book o'f'Fate, and
nothing can jStop It, ' ,.!''!'.(
And tlien, as the rnlliions .lookback. to'
ward the morning tlrrje of Uioij glorious
day tlicy ehall see, as, the presiding Bf
nlus of It all, the shade, of .Ocofrrby Chau
cer, tho knlgfitly . poot of the. fourteenn
centUry.' r" '
Members of Prealdrntta CaVinet ,r4
ranalna- .for Kntore.
Washington DUpatclw to Philadelphia
The members jat President Taf tts cabH
net aro already arranging plans for the;
future, following tho example set by the
president. Somo of them havo no fixed
arrangements, but all have n pretty
definite Idea of what they will do after
they retire from public life In March, 1313.
Philander C. Knox, the secretary ot
state, will return to the practice of law
In Pittsburgh after March 4. Mr. Knox
reached this decision long before the de
fection In the republican party.
It Is expected that Kranklln MaoVeagh
of Chicago, secretary of tho treasury,
will rotlre from al buslncsa and settle
down In Washington.
Henry I Stlmson, secretary of war,
will return to Now York City to resume
the practice ot law.
George W. Wlckersham, attorney-general.
Intends to tako a trip around the
world. Upon his return he will resume
his. law business in New York.
Frank If. Hltchcopk, postmaster cnt
eral. Is said to have received many offers
from business conccrps, which have been
attracted, by his record in the Postofflce
department Some ot Mr, Hitchcock's
friends are concerned over the condition
of his health, and It Is probable that he
will first take a trip abroad.
Qeorge Von I Meyer, the secretary ot
the navy, is actively interested In several
manufacturing concerns and banking In
stitutions In Boston. Mr. Meyer Is ex
pected to roaume his residence at Hamil
Walter U Fisher, secretary of the In
terior, Is a member ot the law firm of
Mats, Fisher & Boyden, ot Chicago, and
will return to that city to resume his
James Wilson, the secetary of agricul
ture, la going back to farming. Mr. Wit
son has broken all records tor cabinet
service, having served continuously under
Presidents McKlnley, Roosevelt and Toft.
Ho entered Mr, McKinley's cabinet in
.Charles Nagel, tho secretary of com
merce and labor, will return to St. Louis,
to resumo the practice of law.
Carml Thompson, secretary qf the prest
dent, will take up the practice ot law
at Ironston, O., his former home.
Name Your Knvorltr.
St. Louis' Times.
A careful perusal ot the political news
from Central America ought always to
servo tha excellent purpose of providing
mi with new names for. dgars
This Day inOmalia
COMPILED FltOM DE.E riVEA
Thirty Years Atfo
The Eighteenth street Methodist Episco
pal Sunday school has elected officers as
follows: U. M. Havcrly, superintendent:
John Morroll, nsolstant superintendent;
Mrs. Burns, secretary; J. W. Arnold,
treasurer; Mrs. G. W. Parmolee, organist,
and U. W. C. Illuntlngton. librarian.
One thousand porkers per day are being
slaughtered at Boyd's packing house now,
their capacity being 1.DO0.
Guy Blttlngcr celebrated his sixteenth
birthday by a party at his mother's resi
dence on Sixteenth street lant evening.
A party of friends, with tho O. A. II.
band, serenaded J, H. McShane, state
senator-elect, at his residence on Far
Tho landlady of tho Hudson River
houfe Is so troubled by farmers who ob
struct the street and sidewalks with their
teams that she appealed to tho city
authorities for relief.
Julius TIehle, proprietor of the Tlvoli
gardens, is clearing among the partitions
and lattice work, preparatory to making
a first-class skating rink of the place.
Several good canvassers are wanted at
the art studio of Mrs. A. McKensle over
110 South Seventeenth street.
Turkeys are quoted wholesale at U
cents a pound.
Twenty Yoars Airi
Tony Cons tung, an 8-year-old lau, living
at Twentieth street and Poppteton nvo
nue, attempted to ride a awitch engine
while It was moving slowly and fell under,
his loft leg being crushed to a pulp at tho
hip. He was removed to a hospital where
Drs. Somers and Towno amputated the
J. P. layman ot Chicago, general man
ager of the George II. Hammond com
pany, was registered nt the Mercer hotel.
Tho newly elected officers of the Mod
ern Woodmon of America, whose annual
convention camp to a close, were Installed
and their salaries fixed as follows: Head
consul, $1,000; head clerk, 2,C00; head
banker, VXO', members of tho board ot di
rectors and auditing comlttee, $8 per day
each and expenses while engaged In busl;
ness for the order.
W. N. Nason, secretary of the Board ot
Trade, issued a notice' to members of that
organization of a meeting on November
19, for discussion of tho option bill to
como beforo the United States senate early
In December. He stated that It was need
less to Bay that tho groin Interests ot Ne
braska would be greatly Jeopardized If
this bill became a law.
Ten Years Ago
Miss Jano Addams adressed 800 per
sons at tho First Congregational church
on tho work of tho Hull House, Chicago,
Tho keynote of her remarks was "lift up
the slums for tho benefit of all." Sho
waa the .guest for dinner ot her cousin,
Major W. H. Bean of the United States
army, t residing at 323 tOodge .street. She
spent -the night with Mrs, William M.
Anderson, a college "chum," 3S48 Seward
street. Miss Martha Powell i pretcnted
Miss Addams at tho church, observing
that Introduction was a mattcrof cus
tom more than of necessity.
Cadet nnd Beech Taylor received news
of tho death of their father, Samuel J.
Taylbr, S3 years old, at Kankakee, III.
In uplte of his advanced yearshe was.
Just planning a trip to Florida, when
called on a longer Journey by'.tho voice
Mss Morton, daughter ot J.., Sterling
Morton of Nebraska City, was tho guest
of Dr. and Mrs. -George L. Miller at the
Mrs. Rose Lane, 23 years ot age, wtto
of Charles Lane, a carpenter, 'residing at
Twenty-first and Spring streets, died of
consumption. Mr. Lane liad gone to tho
barn - tp do his night's chores and when
returning found .rds wife lying . dead on
,thp' porph, s.
Bor twcntymlnutes Irs.-.-C'L. Hopper,
220t ,No'rthNlneee'nihVsrj64t; lay awake
-beside; her. sleeping husbandjanci watched
the operations of a burglar in their
room without letting .'tflri birgjar know
sho was aroused. The" rogue got away
,wtth $12, 'Which he picked'' out , of Mr.
Hopper's' pockotel . tr
- . '.
People Talked About
The arrival by sleame? lnvNew York of
tha basic Ingredients for 720,000 Scotch
highballs is taken to mean an early open
ing of tho spring golf season.
Prof. Simon Nelson Patten, who says a
woman should buy $10 hats and spend her
money with both hands, was recently di
vorced from his wife. Maybo sho lived up
to his doctrine.
Now' Zero's an idea worth pushing along
to actuality. By holding electlqns in mid
summer Instead .of November It is calcu
lated that the pressuro for harvest hands
nnd for fall plowing would bo removed
by le'vltfB on'tho 'Alsorans.
Throe New York Judges have decided
that a tenant In a flat may break his
lease If the Janitor does not furnish suf
ficient heat This Judicial overthrow of
tho Janitor's autocmtlo sway will drive
one Jocular Btondby out of business.
At the recent farmers' congress in New
'Orleans tho president ot the congress do-
fended -the farmers of the country from
the charge ot being responsible for the
high cost of living. On the contrary, that
wuh due, he said, to tho luxuries ot city
Persistent hustling often plucks the.
prize. After plugging for the Job ot coro.
ner in the rock-ribbed republican county
of Suffolk, Long Island, for thirty-five
weary years. Dr. Robert o. Oornweii, a.-
Tllden democrat, landed on top of the
"All over New Kngland (and the rest
of tho country), these days," remarks the
Boston Transcript, "thero ascends the
smoke of burning leaven, the annual
sacrifice of priceless material token by
nature -from a none too fertile soil and
returned to it by the same agency but for
the thwarting hand ot man."
It Is something remarkable that all the
gunmen and principals In tho recent no
torious murder case In New York were?,
according to tha testimony ot their, fami
lies, exemplary husbands, model sons and
excellent fathers. Tha striking Jekyll and
Hyde feature of the case, of men models
in their homes and demons outside.
The millionaires are feeling the cost of
living acutely. Now ccmes the estate ot
the late John Jacob Astor and takes oath
that its taxable property Instead of being-
,000,000, a estimated, by the assessors.
Is only $2,300,000, and that said amount
Is more than offset by liabilities amount
ing to K.CW,W0. So the .tax bill J.i promptly
NEBRASKA PRESS COMMENT.
Plattsmouth Journal: Omaha Is Indeed
a great convention city and no mistake.
The teachers were greatly pleased with
inuir ircuimoni in me metropolis i last
week and they all have a good word
for Omaha and Its manner of entertain
ing its guests. That's the reason they ore
all anxious to meet In that city,
Plalnvlew News: Republicans are doing
n lot of worrying about federal patronage
and wondering how It Is going to be
divided nmong such a host of hungry
democrats. It Is probable that some dem
ocrat' will do .found for even Job all
right Republicans have had some, trou
ble themselves over the distribution of
Wlnslde Tribune: A couple of days
after election. Governor Aldrlch, accord
ing to Tho Omaha Bee. "retired to his
office and stopped talking." With all
respect and without any desire to ap
pear sarcastic we humbly suggest that
If our fiery governor had dono this two
years ago ho would not havo been de
feated for a second term. ,
Beatrice Sun: Ono of the greybeards,
who pleads guilty to -oelng a rubber
neck, when the evidence offers racy fea
tures, objects to being called an "old
duffer." He explains that his regular
attendance at court when something sala
cious occupies the boards Is prompted by
a desire to pursue psychological re
search. Possibly that's another name for
tho same old thing. ,
Lexington Pioneer: The next Nebraska
legislature ought to change tho form ot
the present election ballot now In use
lit tho state. It Is entirely too large and
cumbersome and difficult to handle, and
thousands of voters In Nebraska full to
fully understand how to' manage It. In
telligence is required to voto any ballot,
but a greater degreo Is required for the
Nebraska ballot The blanket form used
In Iowa Is much simpler as a comparison
will show. It Is not nearly so large aa the
Nebraska, and Is readily understood. We
hellevo its adoption would meet with gen-
oral approval over tho Btate.
Aurora Republican: Governor Aldrlch
gratified his enemies and disappointed
his friends In the lengthy post-election 1
statement lio gave out last week. He
proved himself a poor loser, which weak
ness will bo remembered it he ever under
takes to "come bock." Tho Republican
Is not qualified to speak for all the vari
ous elements widen the governor holds
responsible for his disaster, but as ono
republican newspaper which supported
tho straight republican ticket we may be
permitted to suggest that Governor Aid
rich himself furnished Toft supporters
plenty of provocation for turning against
him, and an excellent example of how to
do it. A public official, elected and re
nominated 'by a great political party,
who bolts that party's nomination for
president of the United States, has no
license to complain If enough loyal mem
bers of the organization bolt him to re
tlro him to prlvato lite.
W. D. Nesbtt in Chicago Post.
(The allies have taken Buk. Cablegram.)
Stubbornly tho legions stuck .
Round' the heavy walls of Buk,
Sword and saber wildly struck.
Swung by arms of brawn and pluck
While tho battle raged at Buk.
Bulgars In their flowing garb '
Eaoh upon a prancing barb,
Montenegrins bravo and gay
Like a comic operay,
Dashed In with a vim superb.
Followed by tho daring Serb,
And up and tuk '
Buk. - "
"Allah!" was the Turkish cry
But thero was no Allahbl
'Now what Ore' you frowning' for?' '
who are you. to jest at war7)
With the allies, cheek by choek.
Charged tho all unconquered Greek,
And up and tuk
.Poeslbly some points are wrong
In this wild and thrilling song,
But Bozzaris In his tent
Never dreamed of what It meant,
Never dreamed of what would come
When tho war began to hum
He never tuk
Let the timbrel now be struck.
Celebrate tho Balkan luck;
For above the battle's ruck
Comes the news that Turkey's stuck
And has sourly passed tho. Buk.
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"Was your daughter's muslial id'
tlon a profltablo venture?"
"You bet! I bought tho house on
side of us at half their value." Juds:' -Library.
"Our boy has left us." wept the moth
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