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THE BRE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1013.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE! How Many Supreme Judges?
froUNOKD BY UPWARD nOSKWATKIt. At 1,10 rcCCUt m-'OUllg Of the No-
victor ' ROSBWATKH, HDITOH. hrnwka Har association, a resolution
BEEnnJiLDiNa. farn'am amThth. wan adopted favoring another en-
Entered at Omaha postofflce as second- InrRoment of tho Btato BIIJ)romo
ln?nch to make It consist t)f nine
CoinlnR so fast upon tho In-
Bunday lUo. one year Jf 50 1 judges,
Saturday Bee, one year
Pally Be, without Sunday, one year J.W
Datlj Bee. and Sunday, one year.--- 6.W
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crease of tho number of Judges from
three to seven, and without any par
ticular agitation or popular demand,
the proposal Rooms at least prema
ture, and HUggcstfi several questions.
How large ought a state supremo
court ought to be?
Is there any reason why Nebraska
Only 2-cent atamns received in v;'m'"; ' needs more supreme Judges than
cept on Omaha and eatterc exchance. n'
Omaha The Bee building:.
South Omaha-ZUS N utreet
Council Blurfs-14 North Main street
Llncoln-M Little bulldtnK
Chicago 1(M1 Marquette building.
Kansas Clty-Hollance liulldlnK.
New York-14 West Thirty-third.
8t Ixiuls 3 Frloco building. tf
WashlnRton-725 Fourteenth St.. N- w.
Communications relating to news ana
editorial matter should be addressed
Omaha Bee. Editorial Department.
State of Nebraska. County of Douglas,
Dwlnht Williams, circulation manager
of Tho Bee Publishing company, belnj
duly sworn, says that the nverafta dalll
ilrctllatlon for the month of December,
tSII, was 49,044. DWIOIIT WILLIAMS.
Subscribed In my presence and nwor.
lo before me this 31st day of December.
51i. ROBEBT HUNTER.
(Soal.) Notary Public,
Snbscrlliera Ir.iTlnit the city
tcmpornrlly ahonlil hare Tlie Bee
malted tn fhi'm. Address itIII lie
chnnned an often sa requested.
other states of Itn size?
Cannot the end of speedy Justlco
ho secured without an unwloldly
To shpw tho practice of the states
In reference to tho numbor of su
premo judges, we have compiled the
NVMBKK OF JUDOEC
Alabama Ncbrnska T
Arizona Nevada 3
Arkansas 5Ncw Jersey !)
California TNew llainpslilre... 5
Colorado 7New Mnxleo 7
Connecticut 5)Ncw York 9
Delaware o;North Carolina r
Florida Korth Dakota 5
Ceorgla COhIo C
Idaho Oklahoma u
Illinois 7Oregon G
Indiana 511'cnnsylvnnla 7
Iowa fijlthocle Island 5
Kansas 73outh Carolina 5
Kentucky 7 South Dakota...
Maine S Texas
tOMPlLKD PROM BUR FILB.II
In Other Lands
The way to reduce water rates Is
to rcduco them.
Old Prosperity Is the real joy rider
tho year round In Nebraska.
Tho long lookod-for million-dollar
hotel for Omaha Is steadily coming
Sulzer gives It out that no ono can
rule htm. William Jennings Oryun
please tako notlco.
No doubt President-elect Wilson
found several old-timers at Staunton
who long ago predicted his funic
.Madero'a brother barely escapes
arrest while autolng In Iowa. Hcck
Iobs driving must run in the0 family.
Maryland 7Jtah 3
Massachusetts .... Vermont S
Michigan R'lrglnla 6
Mississippi 3rt'est Vlrglnlu C
Missouri , illVlsconshi 7
Montana sjwyomlng 3
One extra commissioner of appeals.
From this exhibit, it would Beora
that Nobraska is quite up to require
ments Insofar as tho make-up of tho
sii promo court Is concerned. Seven
judges ought to be ahlo to dispatch
promptly all yio business that prop
erly belongs to tho supreme court
In this state. It tho Judges are at
present burdened with cases that
havo no valid reason to go up to
tho highest appellate tribunal, an in
tercepting court should be first
established or some limit placed
upon appeasable cases.
Thirty Years Ago
Tho ball last night given at Musonlc
hall by A. Crulckshank & Co. to em
ployes was brilliant and enjoyable. Mr.
N. B. Falconer acted as president and
Messrs. Alec MrKcnile, James Brown and
Harry C. Moody were the floor managers.
.Mr. and Mrs. Thomns Cnllon of Chicago
street between Sixteenth and Seventeenth
celebrated the birthday of the head of
the house with a party.
The thermometer at the depot went
down to nine degrees below zero.
The position of principal of the High
school in temporarily filled by Miss Lena
T. II. Fonda and Genera! Ticket
Agent 1. Kustls woro presented with
handsome Inkstands by the boys of the
V. W. Sherman, assistant cushlcr of tho
Council Bluffs station of thu Union Pa
cific, lias succeeded W. L. France as
cushlcr, II. L. Burroughs becoming ns-1
Mutant filler, nnd W. L. Mandcrson !
Itev. 15. II. Graham of the United
Presbyterian church has gono to attend
the reform convention at Burlington
,1. B. Piper has been engaged ut book
keeper at tho Millard.
Iodgo No. 8, I. O. O, F.. hiw elected
these officers: Noblo grand, Peter Ooos;
vlco grand, W, Bochl; protocol, Asmus
Thomson:, permanent secretary, A. Sues
man; treasurer, Henry Bolln. '
Twenty Years. Ago -
Chimes A. Althaus and Theodore O.
Moo left for Atchison, Kan., where they
were to attend sohool.
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Crawford of Peoria,
III., were visiting their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. William Stndclrnan, 1422 South
Deputy United States Marshal Hep-
flngcr returned from Paris, Tox., where
hu hnrt been lo arrest the Coyle family,
charged with stealing and disposing of
Miss Julia Marlowe ptuxed In Omaha
on her way back east long enough to
present Hherldan Knowlee' "Hunchback"
at the Boyd and she was repaid for her
trouble with a packed house one a very
The eyes of the Modern Woodmen of
America wore focused on Omaha, as tho
second annual meeting of the Royal
Neighbors of Ainerlrn begnn here,
What a pity tho Immigration offi
cials refused to admit Castro. What
a card he would havo boon In vaudo-vlllc.
Talk of the high cost of living.
Where Is tho old'faahlonod man who
used to have his wife shlnglo his
Turkey ,aa developed tho latest
sense of humor at tho pence confer
enco hitherto concealed from tho
After the peace conferenro finishes
Ha work In London, it might find
something to do in tho city hall at
"SuUer gives notlco no ono can
rulo him," saya tho newspaper head
line. Slop your grinning, Mr
Those would-bo South Omaha
postmasters will continue to got their
mall In the usual way If tho postage
Worrying Over Weather.
i ne continueu auponco of snow,
making this a very unusual winter,
htiB begun to excite tho nntural anx
lety for winter wheat, but thoso fa
miliar with Nebraska seasons should
know better than complain or worry
about tho wcathor. Winter or Hum
mer, It usually rounds out Into profit
for tho tlllor of tho soli, uut while
Wo havo had no biiow this winter,
neither havo wo had much wind,
nono to blow tho soil away from tho
roots of the grain. In thla philoso
phers may find compensation for tho
lack of moisture. Anothor point to
bo considered In tills connection is
that tho ground went Into tho winter"
rather well soaked by late autumn
rains. It is doubtful, therefore, If
anyone Is Justified In leaping to dark
conclusions at this time.
I'resldrncy of I'rnnre.
A lifeless campaign for the presidency
of Franco has been vitalized Into Inter
national Importance by the offlcal an
nouncement of the candidacy of M.
Poncalre. premier of the republic. The
announcement stirs tho pens of political
prophets and awakens somnolent politi
cians, who have regarded tho election on
the 17th Inst, with marked Indifference.
The reason Is that the premier, at the
age of 52, Is a man of force and Intel
lectual strength, whose election, consid
ered highly probable. wouJd lift the
presidency out of the plane of respe:tabto
mediocrity Into which It has fallen, rtlnce
the days of M. Grevy an official head of
of tlie republic, the office of president
has been a pleasant berth for some poli
tician preferring social activities on an
annual salary of $340.0M to the higher
responsibilities of state. The duties of
the office are many nnd great, but the
national assembly and the ministry have
usurped most of Its responsibilities and
provided a figurehead mechanically re
sponslvo to tho wishes of political lead
ers. Hitherto the chief of state was con
tent to preside at official functions, sign
ministerial decrees, promulgate laws and
look pleasant on all occasions. In the
hands of a man truly great, as M. Pon
calre Is esteemed, the prerogatives of the
presidential office would become a
mighty means for lifting the republic
above the selfishness of scheming poli
ticians. On the president rests the power
of selecting mlnlsterlea, the dissolution
and adjournment of parliament, nomlna-
I tlniiB of all military appointments, the
I declaration of war and negotiation and
ratification of treaties. A personage of
M. Poncalre's conspicuous force of char
acter elevntcd to the presidency would
vitalize, these dormant functions, check
emotionalism In international relations,
and wield vast Influence for tho good of
France. These considerations by their
novelty excite favorable comment In
Paris, which readily welcomes a change,
oftentimes for the sake of change.
A MrltliiK Pol Knllnre.
The succeBs attributed to the Vnlted
States ns the melting pot of old world
races presents a marked contrast to the
failure of like efforts or Russia and Prus
sla In Poland. The contrast In methods
Is equally marked. In this country the
fate of the Immigrant Is a matter of In
difference. He comes of his own free
will and Is equally free to work out his
I own destiny. In Poland, particularly In
HOW EDITORS SEE HONGS.
THESE GIRLS OF OURS.
Tho old Board of County Commissioner j 'ho "ctlon annexed to Prussia, force Is
adjourned Its Inst meeting. -After busi
ness was over Judge Sternberg took the
floor and presented Chairman it. S. Ber
lin with a handsome gold watch. Justice
of tho Peace Bradley's resignation wn
recols'od and General Gtorgc S. Smith ap
pointed to succeed him. Tho official bonds,
of C. W. King and Daniel C. laly were
AVho would over havo thought of a
grand Jury Bpcclally commissioned to
look Into combinations to raise prlceB
Young John D. ltockofollor attests
tho power of prayer. Perhaps that Is
what protects his unclq from the
hose subpoena server.
Tho agitation of a namo for Culo
bra cut Beems to center In allitera
tion, tho most popular deviation
being GC "fO's Gateway.
Mexico sends a special envoy to
"reassure" President Taft of ita good
behavior. Tho good behavior would
be the best reassurance.
Tho popullstB also used to hold dol
lar dinners at which they put all tho
other political parties In tho scrap
heap, oratorlcally speaking.
That professional reformer . who
denounces tho uso of "artificial
stimulus" to get a man to vote,
doubtless Insists on real money.
Senajlor Dailey reserved to tho last
his power of humor, finally disclosed
In his reference to Alexander Hamil
ton to prove the recall undemocratic
A post-election photo of Champ
Clarke and Woodrow Wilson sitting
Bide by side shows In the former a
good likeness of a man biting a nail
Goethals and the Democrats.
Tho government had omo diffi
culty In getting a man to stay on the
job long enough to complete tho
Panama cannl. Stevens, Wallace and
Shontz In turn failed to do. Finally
Colonel Goethals was sent down and
ho Is there yet and will bo there
when the stupendous task Is finished.
If ho is willing to continue as over
seer of tho canal, tho government
should count Itself exceedingly fortu
nate to got him and should, without
hesitancy, inako him govornor of tho
Hut tho democrats havo opposed
his appointment by President Taft,
offering no valid reason. It Is In
timated they only desire to delny tho
appointment until it can bo mado byl
President Wilson. In any ovont thoy
aro playing politics, which with the
momentous issuo ut utuko, is u most
stupid and lamentable thing to do,
moro for Its significance us to the
futuro than any Immedlato effect It
can possibly havo. Good faith and
good business on tho part of tho gov
ernment demands sunlty In this mat
ter and sanity means the appointment
now of Colonel GoothnlH by President
Taft with the ratification of any
democrat having a vote to cast. Tho
country is quite ugrced, wo think,
that Goethals Is t)io man for tho
Last of the Mohicans.
Joseph Weldon llalley'a coming re
tirement murks about tho last of his
typo of senators. Despite his per
sonal brilliancy his star of popular
ity, onco of the first magnltudo In
tho democratic firmament, had begun
Wonder if those doctors, would bo
bo hot for making health certificates
prerequisite to marriage licenses If
there were no fees in medical examinations.
Ten Veni Ai;n
Elmer Mclntyre, 14-yenr-old son of Mrs.
M. Mclntyre, 12S William street, co.istlng
down that thoroughfaro crashed Into a
"traveler" with sui-h nil Impact as to
crush Ills skull and cause death In a few
Henry O. Nlllhon returned To the Uni
versity of Ncbruska after spending the
holidays with his paruntN, Mr. "and Mrs.
J. Nlllson, 17ir. South Tenth stroet.
Kdwurd Rosewater mado an address on
"Electricity as a Vital Force" beforo the
Omaha Philosophical hoclety.
Charles Chlklx, (he oldest settler In
Omaha and one of thn oldest In Nebraska,
died at his home, Eightrcnth and Leaven
worth streets, at :l p. in. in hls-elghty-elghth
year. Ilo had seemed to he re
covering a few days before, when a sud
den relapHo came and tho broken Ixxly
was not able to sustain It. I'Ihuh went
made lo convey tho body to the birth
place. Springfield, Mass.. for burial. Mr.
Chllda hud co nid to Nebraska In !&;,
illriu't from .MHMHiinliusrtls. sotlllnc jii
Ballevue, where he established a grlstl
mill. He had been Identified with bust
iteMS In Omaha proper since UW. Hlfl
wMow and four children survived him.
Itev. Robert Kerr Eccles, pastor of 1m
uianuel Baptist church, pleaded fur tem
perance In his morning discourse.
employed to destroy racial unity and
Gcrnianlxo the provinces. Prussia has
made It a penal offense for tho Poles to
use nny language but German. Large
numbers of Polish families have been
forcibly transplanted from Posen and
Hllesla to Westphalia and RhenlBh Prus
sia, with the object of separating them
j as far as possible from Polish nssocla
' lions and Influences and merging them
Into the great moss of purely German
population. All of these devices hnvo
proven fruitless, and tho last and most
extreme of them Is u manner exactly con
trary to what was Intended. For instead
the Poles in the western marches becom
ing GcrmanUed they are holding to their
Polish Identity moro resolutely than ever,
and Instead of being merged In tho Ger
man mass are transforming It Into Polish.
Oerman women marry Poles because they
are more thrifty and make kinder hus
bands than Germans, and these wives
brome Poles by adoption and the children
grow up Poles. Quick wltted and skilful,
thn Poles excel In tho trades and busi
ness and arc moro prosperous than their
German neighbors, and the latter Imltato
them and learn of them. Tnls amazing
reversal of Prussian designs caused tho
formation of "the German Society of tho
Western Marches" for the avowed pur
pose of resisting the absorption of Ger
mans by the Poles.
People Talked About
Cheer up! Tho express companies have
uut the rata on prunes.
An Oakland (Cat.) Chinaman permitted)
his whlto wife to enjoy herself and have
"a good time" until ho found his own
Jewelry decorating the heaving bosom of
an affinity. That wan the limit. John
hiked for the dlvorco court and got there
Thu rlddlo of tho centuries Ih solved, at
Inst. A Soattlo doctor announces that he
can produce life artificially and put dear
old nature out of business. A hankering
deslrn to put a halo around thn discover
f r'Ji. name Is checked by tho publicity
cthlcw of tho profession,
New York crooks .ire working diligently
to keep tho Kmplro city on the slvady
map. The other night an M-pound safo
was yanked out of a store, hauled to Long
Island City nnd leisurely cracked fur I US.
In tho matter of slick Jobs the New York
burglar haa the western yeggman pushed
off tho road.
Tho foolklller was on tho Job at llu?
automobile ruco In Ivos Angeles lust Sun
day. "Darcdovll" Hal Shaln. In his spec
tacular "race for life." hit up a fifty-five-nillo
gait, scooted over the odgt of tho
track and tho somersaulted machine came
down on him like u thousand of brick,
crushing out his wind.
Wlnnor of tl) biggest corn contest ever
held in thu northwest is the distinction
earned by Harpor Brush, a l!-year-old
boy of Itansom county North Dakota.
Governor Morehead Is finding out
on a smaller scale, bow hungry the
democratic pie biters arc, an experi
ence which President Wilson will
have on a larger scale a little later.
itrfl. "William K. Corey" saya that Amer
ica J too noisy to live in. Did alje ever
try OmahaT Minneapolis Journal.
If bo, she found our hammers of
industry swinging harder than those
iu tho twin cities.
td wane and had steadily lost luster
slhco tho publicity connecting him Five hundred and thirteen farmers took
with tho aters-Pierco operations In
Texas. In point of Intellectual pow
ers, particularly those of oratory,
Senator Balloy's rank has been undis
puted. For years ho has been ono of
tho really great orators and debaters
iu congresH. He Iiub proved equal to
any Too In forensic conflict. Uut for
his forfeltuo of public confidence,
llalley might have remained long
years in the senato with much dis
tinction to himself, his Htato and his
That famous reformer, -Louis H.
Glavls, has resigned his Job under the
California Conservation commission
He did not have a chance to resign
hlB Job under tho secretary of the
part In the contest, but the youngster
glow more, than seventy-one bushels of
mature com to the acre on a four-acro
Mrs. II. G. 1'iillllp.n.ot Denver, 77 years
of age, whose twenty-three years of wid
owhood have been consoled by the adop
tion of seventeen orphan children, all
boys, whom sho had rescued from the
Ktredts, Is d Ing In the county hospital as
the result of Injuries to her right shoulder
and arm received when she wan struck
by a boy on a bicycle.
A tightening of the output of- tho
natural gas belt of Kansas Induced the
federul court to permit a booat In price
from 14 cents to SO cents, delivered at the
boundaries of tho two Kansas cities
Distributing companies get an additional
S cents, making the price to consumers 50
cents per 1,000 cubic feet. A roar of pro
test drowns other nolsea In both towns,
and another federal courtU to he asked
to heaJ off the cun3ptrlngxtortloners.
Prfltlen Mtrlken In Hrltnln.
The Kngllsh Board of Trade report for
the year 1911 shows that 1.000,000 obtained
an Incerase of wages without striking
and lKi.000 by, means of striken.
The Welsh miners lost $3,750,000 In wages
and spent Jfino.OOO In strike pay from tho
union fund- during the miners' strike.
while tho dockers' strlkn cost those men
at least J3.7W.000. In the disputes which
commenced iu 1911, some 9(2.000 work
people wero Involved, which was tho
highest number In the period between
1W3 and 1911. Tho main groupH affected
wero tho seamen, who went out In June.
This was rapidly followed by a series ol
strikes of dock workmen, railroad men
and others employed In tho transport
trade until the end of August nnd a lock
out In Docemhor In tho weaving Industry
In Lancnshlrc. Wages as a cause of dis
pute Involved 46 per cent of the workera
directly affected and tho nssertlon or
defenso of trade union, principles 39 per
cent moie. Settlements In the nature of a
compromise wero arranged In tho case of
84 per cent of the work people directly
affected by all tho disputes. Joss than
7 per cnt of the strikers were wholly
successful nnd rather moro than 9 per
cent wero wholly unsuccessful,
Prince IteKriit of Bumrln.
The now prince regent of Bavaria.
Prince Ludwlg Leopold Joseph Maria Al
fred, Is 7 years old, two yearn older than
his father was when tho latter first be
cumo regent. Slnco ho was seriously
wounded at the battle or Hclmstadt In
the war against Prusfla-by a bullet
which has f,tiever been extracted he has
played little part In military matters and
Is seldom to be seen In uniform. He is
a devoted Catholic, with probably more
leaning toward the center party than his
father had. Ho Is an enthusiastic practi
cal farmer, and by public speeches and
other means has used all his Influence
on behalf of agriculture and Industry.
He Is especially devoted to tfie develop
ment of waterwas, and has fought con
sistently for the claims of Bavaria In
this respect. Hitherto he has taken little
or no Interest In art. He enjoys general
popularity, which has encouraged the
advocates of the Idea .that he oliould be
made king. It Is understood that he Is on
the best of terms with the present mlnls-
Dnnrr nt Home Xnl nt School.
Bl'KWBLL. Neb., Jan. 2 -To the Editor
of Tlie Bee: I want to commend you for
your editorial on "Dancing In the Public
Schools." I fully agree with the editorial
and think all religion, politics and dances
and many other things should be cut out
of our public schools and that they should
teach to the children the essentials with
such studies as will fit them for business
and a life of usefulness. If girls and
boys must dance, let them wait till they
are through school and know enough to
decide what Is right a'nd then do tholr
dancing at home. I G.
A Council lllutfH SnurRestlon.
COUNCIL BLUFFS. In.. Jan. :. To the
ISdltor of The Bee: I suggest tho name
for the new hotul, "The Million," as It Is
to be n H.000,000 hotel 1 think "The Mil
lion" a good name. D. K.
Questions for null .lloimcm.
SOUTH OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 1. To the
Editor of The Bee: Having noticed In
your columns that the bullmoosers arc
to hold a banquet why not have a little
fun at their expense by suggesting some
nddltlonat toasts to the ones that have
been announced by the public press. At
least two of tho speakers the writer re
gards aa quite Intimate personal friends.
I would suggest as ono toast, "Since We
Have Accomplished Our Object ns As
sistant Democrats In tho Defeat of Presi
dent Taft, the Best President We Have
Had Since the Death of McKlnley, Why
nother one: "Are All Republicans
Liars, Thieves and Scoundrels Because
Roosevelt Says So?"
"Would .Wo Exist as an Organized
Grouch Any Longer had Roosevelt Been
Killed at Milwaukee?"
"Suppose Roosevelt Should Command
Us to Get Back Into tho Republican
Ranks, Would We Do It? Well. I Should
Say So, For We are Puppets In His
"If Wo Had Been Holding Office Under
Toft, Would We Have Said He Stole the
Nomination and Would We Have Bolted
His Nomination? Most Certainly Not.
Why Ask Such a Silly Question?"
As a final toast I would suggest tho
following: "Will We Sneak Back Into
the Republican Party Long Before 1916?
You Bet Your Llfo We Will."
If they need any more suggestions a
to-proper toasts, we can furnish them on
short notice. F. A. AGNEW.
Wnontrr to the "AllrRed Farmem."
SILVER CREEK, Neb., Jan. l.-To the
Editor of Tho Bee: In The Bee your Lin
coln correspondent tells your readers of
the answers to questions sent out to
farmers over the stato by the Nebraska
Rural Life commission, of which Frank
G. Oilell Is secretary.
This commission, which consists of ten
men, was apiwlntcd by Governor Aldrlch
about two years ago on request of the
legislature which took this action on tho
request of tho Nebraska Farmers' con
gress, an unrepresentative, self-constituted
assembly or alleged farmers.
Tho commissioners In sending out these
questions 3y that they desire knowledge
of ' "Any facts or suggested remedies
which will hicreasee the desirability of '
farm life! tend to check tho drift from
the farm to the city and make Uio owner- '
ship and operation of a farm moro easy
As one thing that would make farm j
life a little moro endurable (!) I bcG
leave to suggest that these commission
ers quit asking irrelevant, fool ques--
tlons; throw up their commissions and go
about their own private business If they
have any. Tho farmers are " getting
along very well and don't need any of
tlielr meddlesome Interference or advice.
Let us consider briefly a few of those
"Aro tho farm homes In your neighbor
hood as good as they should bo under
Well, suppose they nre not. Whoso
business Is II? Mine Is not an good as I
would like to have, and I suppose I shall
kick on my homo In heaven when I got
there. Will these gentlemen tax my
neighbors to build mc a better home, or
will they send up a college professor to
tell me how better to manage my busi
ness so that I can do It myself?
"Do the farmers and their wives and
families In your nelghbolhood get to
gether for mutual Improvement, enter
tainment and social Intercourse as much
as they should?"
Agnln,- whoso business It It? nnd who
should bo the proper Judgo In such mat
ters, tlie farmer himself, a college pro
fessor or a self-styled "ccon6mlst?" If
It were not that I am a devolit Christian,
I am afraid I should swear some.
"Are the religious facilities In your
And still again, whose business It Is?
Arc we to bo taxed to hire these gentle
men to look after our religion? I sug
gest that they take a vacation for a
time nnd study the clenientary prin
ciples of tha American theory of clvlo
Do you see any nlggcrx In this rural
llfo woodpile' Well, there aro two or
threo of them, namely, an appropriation
of not less than Vi.000 to keep the com
mission .going for tli next two years,
nnd then another appropriation to send
two of their number on a Junketing tour
Personally thcae gentlemen .are all
right, but as a commission they aro In
competent. Irrelevant nd Immaterial
and ought to tic repealed.
, CHARLES WOOSTER.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Gentral Rosalie
Jones ought at least to be rewarded by
an appointment to the New York gov
Washington Post: After reading; the
peace dispatches from tho scene or war
In Ixindon we are Inclined to believe that
thero are some Montenegroes In the wood
pile. St. I.ouls Republic: Two thousand
Texans are on their way to Washington
to hear oenator Bailey's swan song. And
they might have been making that trip
to hear his Innugural address.
Philadelphia Ledger: The neighbors nro
again pointing with pride to a downtown
woman. They say she has talked con
tinuously for thirty-seven years with
out onco putting her husband to the ex
pense of an oxygen tank.
Chicago Tribune: Woodrow Wilson has
views on every conceivable topic, and s
quite ready to state them. We foresee
that It Is going to take n great many
messages to ccSigress to get all his posi
tive convictions out of his system.
Indianapolis News: When tho American
Association for the Advancement of Sci
ence makes the discovery of "Evidences
of Intelligence In the Earthworm," and
dlsousses the subject at a real meeting,
you can see at a glance that sclenco ;s
Washington Post: The old precedent
that a president of the United States
must not quit his native sotl has been
knocked out so completely that there Is
noyr no reason why a travel-loving execu
tive should wait until the end of his
term to make a tour of the world.
Springfield Republican: In Pittsburgh
four men are very much alive today who
were aa good as dead last Wednesday but
for that wonderful German Invention, the
pulmotor. They were suffocated In the
big fire of Christmas day, and for forty
minutes no pel so had been perceptible
when the pulmotor was set at work. It
will become nn Indispensable part of fire
fighting equipment in all cities.
"You seem to know a great deal about
Mr U'ntntnt'a nffairs. I didn't knoW
you moved In the same circle."
"We have tho same laundress," sold tha
other lady guardedly Louisville couner-
"I'd like to get a Joh here, itmnra. I
can bring some strong testimonials.
"I have no doubt of that my good man.
Your breath is one." Baltlmoro American.
"Even a train robbery," reflected i ncln
Jerry Peebles." is a sort o' confidence
game: and robbers make a start by gltiln'
on the blind sldo of a baggage car."
Glbbs Does your wire do much fnnc?'
Dlbbs Yes, when I'm lato In getti'v
home evenings she fancies all sorts of
things. Boston Transcript.
Mabel S. Freer In Alnslce's.
When I como home to see you the way
Though weariness and care, which alt
Have hovered near, nre routed by tho
Of my glad heart, and, vanquished, fado
While fancy paints the twilight's somber
With visions, dear, of coming home to
When I come home to you, and love,
I smile to think today I envied men
Who only are by wealth and power
How poor they seem; I lmsto my stcpa
Their pleasures, after all, arc small and
Because at dusk, they go not home to
When I come home to you, and find yoit
The wonder child clasped tight within
The last day's gloamings haloing your
And shadowing your tender eyes' deep
The same Joy thrills me as when I first
The glory, dear, of coming home to
Ann About Ntrrrt Ilnlln- I'liinnrea
OMAHA, Jan. i To the Editor of The
Bee: I am sura' the letter from Mr. Wat
tles about street car conditions past and
rprospectlve was read with much Intvit
by our citizens and no doubt due credit
will bo given for such Improvements si
have been made-, and we will all lok
forward with a great deal of pleasure
for the Improvements that are promised
for this year. Will Mr. Wattles now
kindly give us a comparative statement
of the financial condition of tho com
pany? JVhat was tho bonded Indebted
ness or the company prior to the begin
ning of the improvements enumerated by
ihlm; what Is It now? Also enlighten us
tnr nrcwhlpnt. and that the dUnnteh In !
which the late prince regent ' Invited jon th" slock Question, please. The re
Baron von Hertllng to accept office began ! Vrt of the commission ppolnted to find
with the word, "I and my tun Ludwlg , thB vn,us of tlle Rt- L0"'8 8tre,,t railway
desire." ' company shows the system to be worh
! about one-third the amount of Us stocks
and bonds. Are we In tho same boat,
Tourhlni; Ul I'nnudu.
St. Louis Republic
The United States Bteel corporation has
decided to build a plant In Canada. The
steel corporation doesn't know how much
It will save per ton by operating behind
the Canadian tariff will, but the Cana
dian consumer can rct assured that the
bteel ior oration wbl bare all that's
I pau for a reply.
JOHN A. NELSON.
Sailrlnnx Dixit piirnrancr.
William Rockefeller ts giving an excel
lent Imitation of 'a financier who really
knows something worth telling to th
money trust probers,
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NEBRASKA MILITARY ACADEMY
Do you know that tho beat Investment you havo is your boy?
If he is not bringing satisfactory returns, it may be bocauso ho is
not properly equipped.
THE NEimASKA MILITARY ACADEMY makes u business or
bringing out tho best In boys; it has helped others, it will help
yours if you will let it.
Tho winter term opens January 7th, 1913.
For. catalogue and information address,
B. D. HAYAVARD, Superintendent,