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THK BKK: OMAHA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 1), 1912.
THE OMAHA DAILY B13EJ
KOfXOMD BY KDWARD nOSKWATKK
VICTOR ROSttWATltn, nolTOft.
HKB ni'lt.DlNU. KAJIXAM A.V U 17TH.
Bntered Ht Omaha poatofflce an seeoml
TBI WIS OP St-HSCIUPTIOS'
Sunday Hee, one year ?
Saturday nee, one year
Ually lire, without Sunday, one ear. .u
Itallj Hee, and Sunday, one year-
D13MVBRHD V CAUIUKK
KverJnp and Sunday, per month .
nvenlwr. without Sunday, per month. c
Jially nee, Including Vnnday. per mo. t.
Hasly Ilee, without Sunday, per mp.. Vhi
Addreaa all complaints or Irrepilarltlo
In delivery to City Circulation Dept.
Hemlt by draft, txpies or poMal order,
paable to The llee Publish Ink Company.
Onlv S-ecnt stomps received In payment
of email accounts. Personal check, ex
cept on Omaha and eastern exohante, not
Omaha The Bee building.
South Omaha 1318 N street.
Council Hluffs-H North Main street.
Uncoln-2 Utile hulldlnp.
Chlcaso 1MI Marquette bulldlntf.
Kansas City Reliance bulMInC
New York -34 West Thirty-third
St touls-403 l"rico hulldliiK.
WanhlnKton-TK Fourteenth Ht.. N. V :
'ommunlcutlont relating' to news ana
editorial mutter should be addressed
Omaha Bee. EtlltoTlal Department.
" NOVKMiinn cfncuiJATioN-
State of Nebraska, County of UouKlas, ss
nwlcht Williams, circulation manager
if Tho Hee l'nbllihlni company, beiijir
1uty sworn, nays that the average dally
circulation for tho month of 'vembor,
1912 was 49,805. D WIGHT WILLIAMS.
Subscribed In my preitenco and sworn
to before mo this Mh day of Oiember.
1 ,r ROIJBRT W'NTHR.
(Seal.) Notary Public.
Siiltscrlliers Irnvlnir Ihe city
Pinpornrll' should linvi'. The
lire mulled in Oiein. Address
will lie fliiuised n often n ro
Do It today.
City Plnnninr, j
Mayor Dnhlman, at the Instance of J
tho Heal ldit ate Mohan, Is muring!
towards the formation of a volnntoer i in-
coinmittw that will work to tho ond!
HARRIMAN MERGER DECISION
It It of Itrnsoti.
another unanimous decision-Justice
lUi.Hlaf lw, H...llnlnt.... I 1.
the ultlm.tc Omaha. Tho purpose In r ' TJhu "e cour
.. ...I.nl In., f.,-' I"
view is to hrlng about, ns far as pos
siblo, a readjustment of the general
linos on Clilch the city is laid out, to;0" m followed, in spite of many
the ond Ihnl the comfort and con-. """" '""eu
VAiilntui- r.f tint olltvntin rr fl XT tin tllltt.it!
cilit:ut! wi liiu iiidvim inn; iw vj
scoured. Detalla nt thin time cannot
bo discussed, befnuno n Roneral study
must bo made, and dlfforont plans
formulated, before tho mntter tan bo
Blvcn full consideration. However, If
Omaha la to bo tflvon the benefit of
modem Ideas In city plannlnc. now le
tho time to commonce.
Editorial Comment on the Supreme Court's Deliverance.
which was owned by the Southern Pa
cific, may pass to tho Union Pacific, so
ns to ev It a through line to the Pa
cific coast. Such a plan would require
tho consent of tho court and would no
doubt receive It, a that was a part of
tho Koveriimont'a suggestion In bringing
tho suit for the restoration of competi
tion between tho transcontinental lines,
tho acquiring of the Central Paclflo ex
tension being the chief excuse of tho
Union Pacific for getting control ot tho
corporation which owned It. This de
vision Is especially significant for Its
possible application to other rallrond combinations.
hss fuither strengthened Hnd elucidated
the Hherman tniBt act. The rule of rca-
! explicable notion that to give tho 8h-
'man act u "reasonable" Interpretation Is
somehow to emasoulate and destroy It.
.(ormany's flat appears to bo still
Happy tho man with tho price of
Omaha's postofflco is beginning to
looto llko tho real thing.
In case wo ovor nnnex-Ilormuda
Dr. Wilson probably could carry 'it.
Madame Bernhardt'' must have
thought wo did not hear her last au.
ltoston Is considering opon cars
for wlntor. They would bo bettor
You must got Tho Doe In ordor to
got tho news. This Is demonstrated
every day. ; . ''''''
Wilson gets two of California'
oluctoral votes, but ho really did not
Maxluo Elliott modestly admits
that marked beauty is a hlndranco
to an actress.
Omaha Is tho best oxamplo of a
concrete mixture of business, pleas
urc and vlrtuo over known.
It may bo noted that, spite of tho
promised relief, some of our cars aro
far apart and badly Jammed.
Fakirs who proy on the credulity
of Buffering humanity ought to bo,,
hunted out of every community.
Dr. Morououd continues to ranln
taln such silence as gives his cagor
democratic brethren a docldetl pain.
Amending the Constitution.
Some IntcrcHMng fonturps are , dis
closed by tho canvass of tho Vote on
tho five amendments to the Ne
braska stato constitution, submitted
nt the rodent election. The' total
vote cast at the olectlon was 259,121,
and H the highest total . vato on an
amendment, thiit tor the Initiative)
and referendum, was 201,01,5. More
than 21 per cont of the voters wore
either careless or lndlfforont as to
the fate of 'tho most significant of all
the amendments proposed.' This va8
tho jUjos't popular gt the '.amend
ments, though, for It received from
15,000 to 25,000 more affirmative,
votes than either of the others. And
here Is disclosed a rather paradoxi
cal condition. Tho amendment to
permit cities to frame' their own
charters, (cortalnly a step In tho di
rection of getting government closer
to the peoplo, deceived 25,00'0 fower
affirmative votes than did tho
lultlatlve and referendum, while
ovor 16,000 more, negative votos
woro cast against (he proposition.
Why was tho opposition to tho home
rule amendment so strong.
Ambassadors nnd Their Pay.
.lames Dryco gives up an annual
salary 'of $50,000 .in reslgning,,aa
llr'ltlsh ambassador to tho United
States. "Wero Whltelnw Hold to re
sign tho American post at London
ho would forfeit a salary of only
$17,000 a year. That is a small part
of what our 'ambass'ndor - spendH,
however. It Is not as certain, on
tho other hand, that Mr. Hryco's ex
penditures nt Washington equal his
salary. 'The ' tompornmonts and
taatcH of these men wquld mako a
k'pod ileal oX difference.. .but own so.
tho jsoclol obllguUcjnB. of .tha.ofXJc.o
ui niHuiii(iiuii uru uui iu uu iuiu
parod with those at. tho Court of St.
James, It has long been ndmlttod
that a poor mnn, or one without a
ruthor, elnstla purse string, would
hnvo little business nt that august
court in tho capacity of Amorlcan
ambassndor. Hut oven If tho gov
ornmont woro to lncrcaso tho stipend
to equal a fair moasuro of tho obll
gatlons, it would still aeom to re
quire a man nccustomcd to tho nrt
of spending money Instead of ono
who could lot go only by dint ot
shoer effort in order to hnvo the
thing dono gracefully enough to sat
lsfy tho amenities of tho position
As things now stand, It appears that
wo shall have to lot tho London Job
1)0 considered a rich man's. It's,
more, social than business,, anyway;
h . aMMM
Sllfteil l'oliiii-t Itlon,
llurrlman was nn uncommonly
boss, us railroad bosses go. He
great Improvements In .tho roudbeds
equipment and service of the compunles
lie controlled. Hut he performod nome
of the most extraordinary financiering In
railroad history, and he denied to tho
residents of the far west the advantages
of competition, and III a uctlon was un
lawful. Tho merger must dissolve, and
other combinations of railroads should
govern themselves accordingly.
Properly A Iiip. UiulUlurhi il.
Wall Street Journal.
With the ultimate consequences of such
a ruling made upon mergers consum
mated slnco tho pnsslhg of tho Sherman
law. It would bo premature to deal. That
propurty valuca will bo disturbed It to
hard for any student of modern corpora
tion history to believe. A position Is,
In fact, created which might call for tho
legislation of sorno fair pooling system,
beneficial alike to tho public and the
rnllroadls, and controllod for tho general
gooii iiy the I liters tn to Commerce com
lived Hie IV
Hex Molnos Iteglster and Leader.
It la too early yet to cstlmato fairly
Just what Iiuh been accomplished by tho
trust prosecutions of tho Tuft administra
tion. Hut It Is not too early to recognize
that they havo paved tho way for a fair
and final readjustment by which both
business nnd tho public will profit. Ille
gal combination and monopoly they havo
finally driven from tho field. Trust or-
guntxatloli, so popular a few years ago,
has ontlrely ceased, ana voluntnry dis
integration has In many Instances Het In.
13lg business has been Xorced to come to
tint public. '
Leaves the Wny Open.
rfew ork Journal of Commerce.
The court In rendering the decision
leaves tho wa) opon for tho adoption ot
a plan by which the Central Pacific,
The Laird of SUlbo has decided to
salt down $25,000,000, which sum
might afford hlnr a private library of.
Mrs. Hetty Green says shoharf
eaton an onion ovory dayt for fttyK
years. Sno is ono or the country s
strong women. i,
Having found a successor to old
Doc Wiley, the Department of Agrl
culture may now continue Its puro
The Anti-Saloon league Is out with
tho assuranco that It will hold off Us
tramnateu for state-wide prohibition
until af tor tho woman's suf frago ! nnd "Bhoo
Willi I Is the (in I ii f
New York Times.
However Interesting this may be to tho
lawyers. It does not appear that It greatly
concorns the man In the Btrect. The court
does not find us matter of fact that the
rates on the merger were unreasonable,
and that they should bo reduced. The
finding Is simply that competition was
restrained by combination, and that re
straint of competition in that manner Is
unlawful. Tho order runs against the
form of combination, not against Its acts
apart from restraint of competition. Ac
cordingly the form inUBt bo altered, but
It does not appear that the effect upon
rates will bo marked.
No (ireul Chimin'.
Despite a momentary flurry on the
stock exchunge following the court's de
rision, it Is cloar that nobody expects any
great change to come with the new order.
Iloth railroad systems aro fine properties.
They should contlnuo to flourish. And
the Interstate Commerce commission will
have to watch tlicm as sharply In the
future as It has hud to watch them In
tho pot to seo that they charge only
fair rates for service and do not dis
criminate unjustly between sections or
Stockholder. Will Not Muffrt-;
New York Sun.
In other Words, a segregation ot the
Southern Pacific's- onsets owned by the
I iBIWUAD ( ROM BE.C
Thirty Years Arc -
wew officers of St. Johns' lodge for
the ensuing year are James H. Brunner,
master; 1L U. Hathaway, senior warden;
Jcronio Coulter, junior warden; J. Ji
Major Jacob Itawle, Lieutenant K. V.
Thomas nnd Mr. Chambers, constituting
a board for purchase of horses for the
Department of tho Platte, returned from
Missouri where thoy have been engaged
for two weeks selecting horses for the
A number of gentlemen havo organized
the Omaha gymnasium, Colonel K. V.
Rniythe being chairman and C K. Craw
ley secretary, with a membership of 10).
Tho object !s to pull off athletic event.
Tho wife of James II. Smith, residing
at 2718 Durt streot, died.
Douglas county gardeners have lnuug
urateU a horticultural society with thou
officers: President, M. Av Donaghuo:
vice president, James Craig; treasurer,
John Simmons; secretary, Will n. Shot-
bolt; executive committee, E. C. Earth
ling, John Parry and Mr. Mldgeley.
A lawn tennis club composed of players,
who have found the summer season, too
brief, meeets every Saturday for prac
tice in Contrail hall. The members are,
Lloutenants Howard, tolden and Treat,
Messrs. It. W. Patrick, Will McMllllon,
E, Itaff, It. S. Berlin and the Mlraes Ber
lin, nustin and lehmcr.
Twenty Years Ago
Hon, E. J. Halncr, congressman-elect
from the Fourth district, was at the
Hon, (Jeorge D. Melklejohn, congress
man-elect from the Fifth district, was at
Superintendent Tilly of the building de
partment issued an order permitting Ed
Uaumloy to repair the born at Seven
teenth street and Bt. Mary's avenue that
was crushed In by the snow during the
recent storm. The barn will bo allowed
HOW EDITORS SEE THINGS.
Pittsburgh Distpatch Let us give
Texas Unqualified credit for permitting
that negro, to be hung by the law after
seven trials for murder. According to
lynching ethics, he might have naturally
expected to be hung by the mob after
the third, or fourth conviction.,
Cloveland Plain Dealer: British suf
fragettes hod better oonflne themselves
to the comparatively safe sport of
smashing windows and cablnot members.
If they keep on with their new pastime
of pouring acid Into letter boxes a few
of them may bo caught and lynched by
a mob' unable to appreciate the force or
delicacy of such arguments.
Boston Transcript: Nobody ought to
bo surprised at tho necessity for a spe
cial deficiency appropriation of $20,000,000
to enable the government to cany out
the provisions jot the act passed last sum
mer. Pensioning grows with what it
feeds on, and If the pension chargefor
the next fiscal year does not exceed
WX,000, the nation will be fortunate.
TRIFLES LIGHT AS AIR.
Qriggs Talk about aviation; look at tho
price of coal.
Brlggs Yes, and you'll notice that tho
coal man. llko the aviator, is trying to
avoid a drop. Boston Transcript,
"Say, what are we going to do with
all these old books? Nobody wants
them." . . ..
That's eaHy. liavo cm nasiuiy re
hmind nrint nn the flv-lcaf 'limited cdi
linn.' 'nut the nrice un to $50 per and
sell 'em like hot cakes." Cleveland Plain
riir,tiiv tier hones of marrying the
Count de Monnat wore dashed to pieces
on the rocks. , ...
Heggtc On what rocas, unouie;
Chollle On the rocks her father sunk
In Wall street. Judge.
"niil h trin of the voung heiress to
Europe to secure a title In tho matrimo
nial market succeed?"
'Tes: though, strange to say. it was a
baron result." Baltimore American.
no von ri.llv believe, doctor. that
your old medicines really keep anybody
Oliver asked the skeptic.
"Surely," returned the doctor. "My pre-
Itev. AVeilne (.'lea red.
FULWCUTON, Neb., Dec. 5. To The
Editor of Tho Beo: Thuradiiyr December
t, tfio Niuico county court exonerated und
Justified Hev. F. II. Wedge with the beat
ing he gave Lawyer Itose of Genoa. Tills
Is tho case thot (has. caused widespread
attention over the country lhee January
17, the day on which llev. Mr. Wedge
met tho lawyor at tho Genoa depot and
demanded of hi in un explanation oh to
why ho came to his homo -when, 'his wife
wan 111 and ho (tho preacher) was awny
from homo. I.awyor ltoso replied, ac
cording to court testimony, that he had
no time to talk to tho preacher. The
preacher said, according to the court
testimony, "You havo got tlmo to try to
murder my wlfo; you have got to listen
to me." Tlvo result was, when tho law
yer put up his hand to push the mllilster
away, tho prracher struckhlin, knocking
him own. Itose, when on tho ground,
said. "Olvo me a show." So th preacher
let him up, gave him a show- and the re-
sUlt wus the lawyer was knocked down
flvo different times.
The lawyer claimed as his part of de
fenso that he was Injured permanently,
thut two ribs wero broken and a kidney
.'jarred -four' Inches out of Its place. The
f X-ray proofs were thrown out of court.
Mrs. Wedge, with Tier lu-montns-oui
boy. was ut the trial.'' testified that Rose
did conlo to the homo and stood by her
husband through the. legal battlCi
This completely clears llev. Mr. Wedgo
before the public and t) court and gives
him cloar title to go on In his work:
In fact, tin) church had toveral months
before exonerated tho preacher,, but the
lawyer was pofsrsterit In hW effort to
ruin the young pastor's future and had
madettho case so serious that If convicted
of tho orlmo Itose charged Wedge with,
It would havo meant from one to five
onr in thn nenltmvtlary. When the ver-
Unlon Padflo will bo enforced such as to remain until spring, when its destruc
was enforced In the cases of tho Stand- Hon will be ordered,
nrd Oil company and the American Miss Dundy could not have planned a
Tobacco company. Tho original Stand- more charming affair fir her guest, Miss
ard Oil and American Tobacco stock- Illchards of Douglas, Wyo., than the
holders did not suffer much by that fancy dress party she gave In tho even
segregation; nor do wo.bollove that tho ing. It was an Ideal night for the com
ITnlon Pacific stockholders will bo hurt mingling of gay spirits and Omaha's
by tho execution of a similar process, society set was out in the burst of bloom
Tho Btoclc of tho Southern Pacific Is far with dresses representative of consplc-
moro vaiuaDie now than it was at the uous events and sentiments, men and.
time tne union Pacific bought it. women.
------ The .Bock Island officers announced
they progress. At all events while the e,r , S . h a
writer does not advocate a panacea for 7TU '"Sm ' "hourt opera
all Ills It is still tnm fh.t immm. tors seemed to be quitting faster than ro-
,nnf m i. ,.i . ' . Burning work.
' V.VS vt uv IUUMC il( II 11 9 iV.Tl'UVt.
OMAHA, Dec 7. To tho Editor of The
llee: "Defending tho Lynch Law" Is tho
Railway and Qther'RYgtit&tipn... ,
The Railroad Trnltunan, a Joiirrtal
published In'-the Interest of railway
oij'iplbyos;, .recently rnstjd tho question,-
"itt-rallway regulation Is' Hitch'
uu u.x,cu:iuii(.-ujiiif; ior, uui (iiiuiiy ijn-
enuso It protects the public from tho
arbltraryiMmposltlonHi of . the -rall-
roadsi .why ijs lt not just as -gdod t
thing to bo applied to other corpor
ations?" ' '
And thuro is a good duul of ground
for tho, question, too.. The railroads
aro nblo to cjre for their own cnBO, dict of "not guilty" was read the Judge
but It Is strange that the consumor had great difficulty In controlling the ap-
does not seo more keenly that the'i'la ' 'e alienee "urt?
' -, - ,- . v und tho many friends ot nov. Mr. edge
law opposes no Incrousod cost to-hfal o";j,:,Khout ,,l0 tate are. rejoicing today
as vigorously as. that of rallvrt(vj t0CaU80 nu bus won both battics-ln the
Ten Years A go
The tax committee of the Real Estate
1 exchange asked the Board of Review to
place an assessment of J3t,K)0,000 on the
title of a letter 'which vnu mil.li.heH In Property of the Union Paclflo taxable In
your issue- of December ir, i.y Omaha. That represented an advance of
Med." . ' morn man j.,ow,w. The complaint waa
To "Ned" the ..rent n,hi..n f e W George T. Morton and. filed
tlmo and of the future M "the lust of the wlth tho bollrd by J' "' Mcintosh, (ittor
black man.1'' Td tlin noirrn the irre.t nrnh. ne,y for tn exchange.
lem Is raclul Integrity. Arid with numer- ',Soc,al Evolution" was the subject of
ous "Nods'1 In tile- land: the problem be- ,no ,ecluro 'r- a. w. Howerin at
comes almost insurmountable. For while 41,0 I,rst Congregational church in the
ftNed" is.oulto eacer hav, a Tietrro evening. He said there wore two ncliool
lyncneu, pevause' or; wnatlio- calls his - --e-j ..w..i,b an
"lust," lie .does not attempt Ut argue for uur soclal "'"'cuiues win De rcmeuisa iy
racial integrity, oxceiit Insofar ua It re- lne Kraaua" ana inevitable advancement
lilies to the question of black men and ot society due to evolution, tho other .urg
white women, regardless of their unmor- InS tl10 necessity of hastening the solu.
allty or Immorality; No effort is made tloM of our "oclal Problems by Intelligent,
to explain the. existence of1 several mil- concerted action.
lions of mulattoes In our country. In-1 George Thompson, district foreman ot
deed, the late moralists do-not attempt tM0 Omaha shops of the Union Pacific,
to discuss this ugly fact. I became master mechanlo of tho Nebraska
But thcro Is some hope for the f uturo division, succeeding M. K. Barnum. who
of tho Integrity of the races, If all tho I resigned to accept a similar position with
"Neds" and" Blcases will uso their talents tho Southern railway.
to prevent the wlilto ,mcn, whoso convlc- Th retail grocors were having a merry
.. . ....... I 11.11. . 1 . . i .
lions aro less pronounced, man tneirs, !. wru mr over- me perxonuei 01
from making more remote the day when their legislative committee. Some wero
we may refer to racial integrity without objecting to' Harry Fischer as head of
guilt or shame. , that -committee, while some Insisted on
In the few, years we hve had slnco having no other but FJscher.
slavery In which to re-establish family
life, we liavo dono retnarltably well. And
we aro doing all wo can? to save the
women of our race and our racial integ
rity from, those who would lynch a black
man for crossing- the "line,"' while boast
ing of the ruin of they have wreaked
on somo helpless colored girl. But as bad
us that picture is. we will succeed In
our struggle for racial integrity.. -
II. J. PINKBTT.
People Talked About
AS THEY SEE OMAHA.
operation. Tho fuel, food, clothing rourt and out ot the court.
plants adVanco their prices! -wsy. t.
campaign Is over. This Is wlsdam
for the prohibitionists, but Is it
nolng to help the suffragists?
Republican leaders, discussing tho
future of tho party, ngreo that It has
u glorious mission, and that It will
bo the dominating factor in the
history of tho American poopleFJust
as It has been for thofast half cort-1
iury. It has woathered fiercer nlbyoB,
norms than that of 1912, and has'-j
always come back stronger aa a re--j
milt of the experience.
President Taft's efforts In behalf
of better credits for tho furmor will
jear fruit If the conference of gov
ernors has any weight in shaping
legislation. And this ono thing has
n it mora of real benefit for the
producers than all tho promises
nado by the rampant opponents of
he president during the late campaign.
on tho 'f llhislest 'Of1 prdtdxttf. " For lif
Blanco, tho tcxttlo Industry, which,
after d florco struggle ' with miser
ably paid mon, women nnd children,
was forced to-ndvnnco wages, paid a
little, Increases Its costs to the con
sumer on'tho theory, (ot nij Increnscd
c,ost i production, when, thoMruth Is,
its cost of production dqes 'not yot
allow' fair '.wages to ull df.'lts em-
Tho cdal " barons, times
without number, have wuployod
similar tnctlcs. Tho shoo Industry
announcos an lucroasu lu tho price ot
shoos, giving ns .un excuse that
leather has become so scarce as a
result of the enormous demand of
automobile makers, it Is a question
of getting shoes at any price. Yot
no ono with the price has to go bare
footed any more than does a man
who Is -nblo' to buy coal havo to do
The railroads, most of which ure
making good returns on their Invest
I'.leetlOH Intvr OhmiK;.
OMAHA. Dec. i.-To tho Editor ot
The Beo; You havo rrcnucnuy b
for a more businesslike manner 01
111.,.. h,. refrlatratlon of VOttlH, OHO
llllll'lll llf. ...
that would savo the taxpayers time ana , m0ney, after all.
York Times: Omaha Is going to confine
the number of Its saloons to 160. It looks
ns though It might be difficult for an
outsider to get waited on at' all.
York Times: Omaha has tho same
mayor under the commission plan that
It had under tho old Bystem. In either
case we believe the' people are likely to
get about what the majority want.
'.Beartlco Express: Dr. Loreni:, the
Berlin surgeon, got JtfO.OOO for tho Lollta
Armour congenital hip Joint operation.
Pr. Lord of Omaha got nothing for the
bringing Joy to the life of Mabel
Wlttkowskl, Lorenx gol tho reputation.
Reputations are often measured by
scrlptions have kept threo druggists and
their families alive in this town for
twenty years." Harper's Weekly.
'Thnt mnn talks a CTent deal, but J"Ol
must admit that he's wide awake."
"Well," replied Farmer forniossoi, re
flectively, "you couldn't expect a man to
fall asleep "during one of his own
speeches." Washington Star.
fVuiM vnn aimnnrt m v tliuichtpr In the
style to which she has been nccustomed?
"I havo never tried BUch rigid economy,
. ITI II I ...... I II. ml... nlni.nlnrf tin
jLiiu, iuquiri-u ..ii. juicj, rutins. ii,, -
over the door of the postofilce, "what Is
the meanln' of thlm letters, jilk;luai.-
"They mean eighteen hundred an nine
"Tim. don't It Mthrlko you thot tney rn
carryln' this spellln reform entolrely too
far?" Youth's CTomnanlon.
EASING A GROUCH.
A yard or two of stuff that's called H
A waist that's made of somo expon
A pair of shots that aro so tight thcr
Some padding out In Just the proper
A hat that costs nine times what it ia
A peck or two of someone elso's haln
A complexion bought moBt anywhere
A corset that Is too tight everywhero,
A bundle of artistic temperament.
A flow of conversation that is light,
A passing whiff of some delicious
A show of vanity from morn till
And that's a woman.
A bag ot wind Inflated without causo!
A blowhard and an ardent egotist
Who knows more than the ones wha
made tho laws;
A set of teeth, a mustacho and a fistt
Somo shoulders that are padded out ot
A smell ot burned tobacco that la
A blossom on tho nose from festlvo
Borne stories that mako modest folic
A punk cigar that sizzles nil day long;
A thing whose chlefest aim Is Just to
A party who Is right all, others wrong,
Who's always S9 per cent concelt
' And that's a man.
temper. Why not devise somo measure
bo as io muko It possible for a citizen
who baa not oluuiged his residence to
remain registered and uuftlltted to vote?
Why not havo a central reglstratlpn
phice, open the year around for any
who nltor their- place of abode'.' Why
not huve a less cumbersome 'method of
leglstratlon-one that will eliminate the
five books now used and the attetiuant
Fremont Herald; Omuha ought cer
tainly to feel proud of the Brandels in
terests, which hayo Just offered to give
real estate to the -value of 50,000, condl-
tlonod only on the erection of .a tTCftGOO
hotel thereon. It Is such, men as make
ottfes, and the Brandels peoplo have cer.
talnly done their share In tho upbuilding
of the city in which they have made
tholr fortune. It only needs a Fremont
. t.A wlilrli 1 reneweil
xpyn iu i . ' i.i. ' Urandels ttf Insure a fin hotel for thl
tuen venrr uy nvi nv
svstem such as any modern business
Tho unfortunate disclosures made
n connection with the reglstra
ion of members of the State
Teachers' association Indicate tho
jccesslty for action to put tho con
rol of that organization Into tho
lands of Its real members. 8ome
hlng 1b radically wrong when It Is
icsslblo to pull off such stunts as
Uat which resulted In $1,321 being
etwrned to the Lincoln Commercial
house would have or something equally
as good TO safeguard against tamper
ing we have tho officials' oath of office
and If need bo wo can apply a penalty
that shall bo an effective deterrent to
crookedness and easily applicable.
Why not also modify within reason our
election laws so us to make them more
serviceable andustT Why ehould elec
tion JudgiMn and clerks In South Omaha
receive $6 and In Omaha only 5fi Why
Sholton Clipper: The Nebraska Stato
Teachers' association, which closed tn
Omaha November S, was the largest
ever. Five thousand eight hundred teach
ers were In attendance and on every side
were comments of praise for Omaha be
cause of the excellent way the convention
was handled. From all parts of the state
letters have been pouring into, the pub
lldty bureau from teachers expressing
their appreciation and good wishes for
mnnts nevnrtholnss aro navintr more are Ucl1 n-loes so far underpaid whentOmaaa and Its hospitality,
ments, neertlioieas are pajlng-, ruoroj wng,dcni th ,onB 0Ur8 re(JU,rea ln Beatrice Sun: A numbei
for everything they buy, labor In
cluded. Why not, Indeed, look after
tho clothing, food, fuel and other In
dustries with as much diligence us
wo give to the railroads?
An Illinois paper speaks of tho
"luxuriant" styles of slippors this
winter. ' But thoy probably will feel
Juet the same to the naughty little
boy, who takes a premature dip Into
his ma s Christmas rake
number of uplift so-
service? Why, in Justice, Is it neces- clelles in Omaha banded together Tor
sary to count the ballots Immediately the purpose of pushing through the city
after thev are east. Inasmuch as the' council an ordinance creating a social
They came to tne com-
meeting armed with reams
nuvr liwy nit, vm, ,iiniivi, wo mr hvi . ...
successful candidate never assume of-1 service board,
flee till 'months afterwards? Thus we ! mlsclouers' nu
could reasonably pay all the clerks and
fudges of election by the day and only
require them lo count eight hours each
day. lu such manner better service
would ' be attained because the men
would be In good physical condition to
give their best service ft III another
method would he to have counters whoso
of speeches and bushels of oratory. They
had their breath taken away when the
commission adopted tho ordinance with
out a dissenting vote and shut off all
reason for setting loose the speeches that
were to mako an epoch in uplift progress.
Some people are disappointed when re
sults come without a blare ot trumpets
Miles uuld lie to oount the votes as land a display of red fire.
Heroro decorating the, Christmas tree
with cotton whiskers, be sum the Insur
anco policy carries the right figure.
Uncle Andy Carnegie has, no. Intention
of , pensioning newspaper men. The road
to enduring fame beckons htm in vain.
Hie Tennessee society of New York
pulled off a "speechless banquet" last
Monday night. Hamlet without the ghost
walk l now a possibility.
Baltimore has an anti-noise committee
directing Its steam against factory
whistles. Baltimore Is an old town. Age
objects to rude awakenings.
Democ ratio eagerness tor federal pie
Is not spurred hy hunger. Not much. It
Is' a humane enterprise a desire to help
republicans shake off the tyranny of
Frank Tilford has purchased for his
daughter. Miss Julia Tilford. society girl
and business woman, the largest poultry
farm In the world, about three miles
from Lakewood, N. J.
Mrs. John Cummins of Woburn, Mass.,
is the owner and manager of ono of the
largest farms ln New England, She oul-l
tlvates 400 acres, dispose of the milk
from, twenty-six cows, keeps two stalls in
tho Boston market and raises 2.000 hogs
Claude Grahanir-Whlte, aviator, fixes
1915 as the year for his flight over the
Atlantic The trip requires four engines
ot 2C0-horse power each and four tons of
petrol. Carrjlng that weight calls for
considerable experimenting. As a sinker
It would be inconvenient.
M. Paderewskl has virtually given up
thn role of virtuoso and devotes his time
to composing music, rather than to play
ing lti After a youth full of pathos, some
of the tragedy of which he put into his
playing, he hss retired to his Swiss home,
happy In the comradeship of his wife.
Miss Mae Patterson, who Is 3 years old.
has won the first prize for corn growing
in Calhoun county, Arkansas. Her corn
field meaaurea just one acre ana waa
cultivated under the supervision of the
Agricultural Department of the United
States. This prjze winning acre Is part
of the farm on which Miss Patterson Uvea
with her father.
Charles O. dates, who is writing the
life story or the late John W. Gates, his
father, says that there never was a prom
inent man more misunderstood. "He was
not the big plunger that people pictured
him. He had none of the small acts that
characterise many financial magnates.
His methods were dltect. They puzzled
Wall street, because he made a, habit of
telling the- truth" or else saving uothlnr
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