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Tlffi BEE: OMAILA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 191o
The Omaha dally bke
301 NPEO BY KDWAHD HOBKWATKH
Fnf ed at Omaha poatoinee -
c'as matter .
No Jail Feeding Graft.
The derision of tlio supreme
victor hOSKWATKH. KDITOn. court declaring ativerse to me boii-
l'EE BViCvnidr HAt anu lrm J sMtufionallly tliV law enttotefl bIx
ytmrs BKtif-requiring cuiun' i mim
ing of retinty Jiill prisoners,
presents Hnqlher cnw which threat
ens to shipwreck a great reform on
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(Beal) Notary Public.
Subscriber IcaTliiB the city
temporarily hould ltt The tie
tnHlled to tlieni. Aildre itIII be
chnnRcd na often km reiineated.
The tipping graft
Tho Missouri rlvor In spring Is
aiko Hans Wagner, It covers lots of
Some men go around not only
with a chip on their shoulder, but a
wholo cord of wood.
A typowrlter manufacturer dlod
in Florida leaving $2,000,000, which
ho -pounded out on the hoys.
Jail feeding graft In this ttoiinty has
at'compllshod a great reform. It
abolished a system by which tho
sheriff took the profits of furnish-
i Ing meals to prisoners as a perquis
ite of his offlco and to make tho
profits big. regularly bought or
manipulated county commissioners
who fixed tho prlco and furnished
the poorest kind of food to unfor
tunato wretches who dared not com
plain. To work the graft to the
limit, penitentiary prisonous wore
regularly hold after conviction In the
county Jail for tho tlllrty days'
board bill for which the state could
thus bo mulcted.
It was against this flagrant cor
ruption of our county boards,
against this milking of county and
state treasuries, and particularly
against this barbarous starvation of
county Jail prisoners, that The Hoc
waged a long but winning fight al
most alone and Baved the taxpayers
already more than $30,000, to say
nothing of abolishing tho train of
nttentliint ovils. '
Whatever tho outcome, there must
bo no return to the ancient Bystom
of Jail feeding graft. It has been
demonstrated that bettor meals can
bo furnished by contractors at 19
cents a day than wero previously
furnished by tho shorjff at HO cents
a day. Perhaps tho county could do
Its own Jail feeding economically
If so, it should bo through other
agencies than tho sheriff, who should
bo tho monitor to boo to It thnt the
meals supplied aro what tho prison
ers aro entitled to. Tho Deo be
lieves tho meals could bo supplied
Just as well and rnoro economically
by contract. Tho Deo Is certain,
howover, that no sheriff can afford
to nlay again tho graft game of
lflrt- Trr Ann
tletierot Tom Thumb and company are
registered at the Paxton.
Among the Items In the county budgot
Is an allowance to C. Riewe, "coffin for
M. 8. Martlnovitch has given up his
poltlon as rlty solicitor for The Beo
to heroms traveling salesman for Htuben
dorf & Co.
The Overland train on the t!nlon Pa
cific from the west duo Friday arrived
here today on schedule time, having been
snowed In up In the Rockies.
.lamps Elliott, the champion pugilist "'
America, has arrived In Omaha with his
company of athletic stars, who are to ap
pear at the Academy of Music.
The wedding of Miss Nellie Diffley and
John J. O'Connor Is to take place at
St. Phllfunena's Tuesday. Tho reception
will be given at tho Crelghton house by
M. Donovan, who Is an uncle of th
Among the rormons for the dny Ho'.
W. J. Ilnrahii spokn on "Relaxation and
Amusement" at the First Presbyterian
and llov. ftavtdgo on "A Good Nama
Better Than Riches" at the First Metho
dist Episcopal church.
Aimed at Omaha
By sending J. Ham Lewis to the
Benate, Illinois might rescuo senator
ial courtesy from throatoncd extinction.
That Board of Control tempest
fcebis to have subsided, but thorn's'
no telling when It will break forth
Which will be tho noxt llttlo state
to step up and complete tho Job of
ratifying tho Incomo tax nmond-inont?
From tho way ho has fitiarlod his
cabinet selections, President Wilson
cannot bo accused of. being uiiablo to
keep a secret.
Possibly, aB a local parson says,
Judos was no Worse than tho aver-
ago man of today, but why mako In
If those water bills Jump up that
way In tho .winter titno,. what will
they do In . tho summer, when the
consumption Is greater?
notification of the Income tax
amendment to tho federal constitu
tlon will have to bo followed up by
legislation boforo nny Incomo tax is
Tho now speaker of tho Illinois
liouso of representatives Is very
young, but after throe months In
that Job he ought to bo at least
Jtwonty years older.
President Taft holds tho records
unions presidents for naming the
roost federal Judges, and his ap
pointees will also comparo as favor
ablo In quality as quantity.
Economy and Efficiency.
Every good citizen should find In
tense satisfaction in tho annual re
port of Postmaster Oonoral Hitch
cock. From beginning to end it is
an exhibition of tho most posltlvo
results of 'progress, not in the clever
exploiting of pot theories, but in tho
presentation of things actually done.
Jt Is about the sternest expression
of the ' economy and efficiency Idoa
of carrying on tho government's busi
ness that has yet been mado. Uner
Mr. Hitchcock this great business
department of tho government lifts
been developod to the highest do
groo of officlohey tliua far. It is
needless to enumorato the largo nil
vances and reforms, put Into opera
tlon by him, and yot perhaps their
rapid succession has prevented them
from bolng fully appreciated.
Tho incoming administration will
find precedents -and standards high
enough to, hdllongo a continuation
of excollent servlco In this depart
ment. One of- tho first advances to
bo made Is . toward 1-cont lotter
kostago, which Ib approached and
recommended, by Postmaster General
Hitchcock. Another Is tho develop
ment of tho parcel post, an Initial
stop In which should be cheaper
rates, as also recommended In Mr
Hitchcock's unnual report. Hut If
tho democratic leaders In congress
Bucceod In their potty -attempt' to
retard progress by having revoked
tho oxocutlvo ordor placing 36,000
fourth-class postmasters under civil
norvlco and othorwlso supplanting
tho old spoils Bystom, then wo may
well shudder for the consequences
Tin'iily Tenra Ako
W. I Selby mid family were on their
way to Oallfornln.
Chnrles .1. Ionmla was bock from
Jacksonville, III., where ho was culled by
tho dentil of his father.
Judgn A. M. Post of'thc state supremo
court nccompanled by Mrs. and Miss
Post passed through the city en route
Mrs. J. M. Metcalf and Mrs. Ilnrr.-
lockwood wero planning a trip to
Hu tliorla ml. Flu., to spend the remainder
of the winter.
The Continental Clothing house, adver
tised tlio greatest fire sale ever held !n
Omaha. Seve nty-flvo thousand dollars'
worth of the best values In men's and
boys' clothing and furnishings.
Miss Nettle Hammond, In chargo of the
aw library In tho Paxton block, decided
to be more careful of her purse In ths
future. A llttlo girl entered tho offlc?
and narrated a pitiful story which touched
Miss Hammond's sympathies. Whether
blinded by tears over the child's sorrow
or not, Miss Hammond for some reason
or another caught off her guard long-
enough for the Innocent little girl tj
conceal the pocketbook and get away
A male person had tho temerity
to proposo matrimony to Dr., Anna
Shaw at Hartford, "b)it Nvo fflnk wo
can guarantee tho sweet doctor pro
lection from such Insolenco while in
A Kansas high school boy may
lose his sight entirely as tho result
of hazing. But tho grand old Instl
tutlon of hazing must live. If ovon
on human llfo. How long, oh Lord
It is not surprising that Uncle
Barn's War department, haB decided
to amplify tho military Importance
of Omaha, In view of all tho strategic,
advantages this city offers as . an
The separation, of the Union Pa
clfjc and 8ou.tborrt. Pacific roads to
comply wjth the mandate, of J,he su
preme court, is proving a most, uuii
cult task. What J. Plerpont Morgan
s&ya about unscrambling eggs com
prises more truth than poetry.
On Filial EeBtieot. t
In tho good, book long- life is,
promised a this rlohost of rewards'
for honoring father and mother, and
tho fathor and mother aro to "Tralu
up- a child In the way he should gy
and whenl he Is old he will not de
part from it." This injunction
makes a mutual responsibility.
Tho son In htn 'teens, tho pride o
tho housohold, has gone for an even
Ing drive In father's nuto.
"Honk, honk, honk" tho horn
commands with quick, vlgorou
blasts. Finally mother hoars and
dropping her fancy work, runs to the
door, tripping over a -rug as sh
"You old fool, you heard me call
Np, that ,1s' not the hired man to
w'jioin tile household pride Is talk
ing, as neighbors overhear; tho
hired, man might ,knockhlm down
for answer. That is mother, who
Ten Years A
Kyrle Bellew opened his engagement.
"A Gentleman of France," at tho Boyd
heater and was given a hearty recep
Chief of Police Donohue was working on
a bill to be Introduced In tho legislature
prohibiting Junk dealers from buying In
discriminated from minors. The chief
had discovered a traffic In stolen goods,
Anna Orosjran, !U years of age, died at
the family residence, 313 Douglas street.
Hho was the sister of Kate, Winnie,
Mary and John Orosjean. Arrangement
were, made for Interment ut Forest
Reports from VuhinBton, stated that
General Johji C. Bates, commander of the
.Department ot tno .Missouri, was to be
transferred to Chicago In cotntna,nd of the
Department of the lakea and succeeded
In Omaha by General Sumner, who
served an colonel under General Bates In
County Attorney James P. English
came to tho rescue of Sheriff John Power
with a legal opinion to the effect that
where tho fees of the sheriffs offloa ar
Insufficient to pay the salaries of his
deputies as fixed by the county board,
the county board has the right to pay the
deficiency In salaries out of tho general
fund. There had been a lapse In finances
which put the sheriff In a hole.
Plattsmouth Journal: Omaha not only
wants to annex Bouth Omaha, but It
wants Florence and other nearby towns
annexed. If It keeps on with the annexa
tion scheme the first thing we know tt
will be after Plattsmouth.
Hastings Tribune: The startling condi
tion of affairs among the students of the
Omaha High school will no doubt be the
means of bringing about a general In
vestigation of high school conditions
throughout the state. About a year ago
similar conditions existed In the Lincoln
High school and Immediately following
the disclosure Investigations were started
In various schools throughout the state,
and Itf most of them conditions were any
thing but satisfactory-
Falrbury News: Rev. Mr. Savldge nald
In an address In Omaha tho other day:
"I am now 62 years old and there Is not a
picture In tho halls of my memory that
1 must turn to the wall." That noted
divine may bo constituted differently
from the rest of humanity, but preacher
or ihj preacher, the man who values his
reputation for truth and veracity should
never mako such a stutement In public,
Somehow or other people Just will not be.
Hove In thia theory of a perfect man In
this day of grace.
Sidney Telegraph: The projectors of
Omaha's Jl.OOJ.tO) hotel will not proceed
with its construction until they have
found a respontlble lessee who Is willing to
pay an annual rental of JO),CO0, 6 per cent
on the Investment. This may delay the
enterprifco for some time, but there Is no
doubt it- will be eventually carried out,
though it may be tho terms will have to
bo somewhat modified.
Fremont Tribune: Of course. If the bgn
could be put on Fremont Kunday theater
parties In Omaha, It would help, some.
But that 1b no argument thnt frretnont
should make Omaha Its pattern. Omaha
haw been a very bad town and happily, as
toccnt developments have shown, Is stead
ily getting better.
Plattsmouth Journal: There never wan
a legislature In Besslon for a great many
years that Omaha did not come In for It
share of attention, and more, too. There
aro always a certain number of tho mem
bership of both branches of the legisla
ture "who havo It In for Omaha" and go
to Lincoln prejudiced against the metrop.
oils and will vote and oppose any meas
ure that an Omaha member of the legisla
ture will Introduce, whether, good, bad or
Indifferent. This is not right.
Hastings Tribune: Even Omaha has
taken steps to prohibit the wiggle dances.
Guess that ought to show all good people
where to head In.
fTliQ Bees Hk Box
Twice Told Tales
People Talked About
Senator Borah thinks the cam
paign waged by Jefforson for the
election of his successor more "ag
gressive" than Jooseveltja fight for
a third term. Even If so the coun
try Is expected to make soma prog
ress In the course of a century.
I dlflV I don't
Down In Lincoln petitions h,uvo
Just been filed asking Injunctions
under the Albert law against eight
establishments? Did you get it?
Albert law institutions In Lincoln,
under the shadow of the state house hardly present more contrasting ox-
ueetty' replies:) jr
"Weil, may be
The community U shooked by a
whplesale Juvenlle'dellnquenoy. Is
it surprising to learn that this boy
Is, one of the culprits? ,
The n'egativo voto in tho senate
on the six-year presidency again
illustrates how politics makes
strange bedfellows. Hero are Brls
tow, tho Kansas fire-eater, and his
colleague, Curtis, side by Bide; La
Fpllette, ulJraTjirpgresalve, and Llp
pltt, successor to Aldrlch; Dixon,
self-styled, progressive,, and. dallln
gor, -'advertised -roartfonary. The
famous flfty-soveit varieties could
The staid senate of West Virginia.
htthorto shying at mention of the Income
tax amendment, last week pulled it out
ot 'the pigeonhole and passed It unani
mously. The holdbacks got a hunch that
the amendment was going through iny
how and scrambled Into tho bandwagon.
"Nobody loves a bachelor. One nun-
dred of the high lonesomes quartered In
tho Hyde Park branch of the Chicago
Young Men's Christian association, over
three years, have been ordered to vacate
and make room for newcomers. The bold
secretary rules that a "bachelor ought' to
bo married within three years.
Mme. Honeggeri a widow, 76 yers old.
has .labored fifty years of iher life in
order to endow her native village of
Ttremgarten, In the canton of Argovle.
'Switzerland, with a rnamorlal. At the
age of 2t she lost her' huaband and naa
worked hard ever ulnce, often denying
herself food to save money for a suitable
Miss gva Fenton la an Englishwoman
who Is secretary of the Imperial Rlflo
club and a match ha; been arranged
through one of the Ixindon papers be
tween a woman's rlflo team and thst
madn up of men. Miss Fenton has ,i
team of ten and says that not one of
them falls below 7 In a possible 100 In
hitting the bulPseyc
Princess Anna of LowenstelnVvrthelm,
who Is the daughter of an earl, has In.
vented a cot that she thinks will prevent
seasickness. It reas on springs and .per
mits tno aiecper to De continually in a
level position, She ha Juat come to thU
country, and although she was seasick.
she says she was not nearly so til as ah
would have been without the cot.
Yon Suit 3Ie.
A tramp stopped at a prosperous look
ing country liouso and asked for food.
"Certainly you may havo it," replied
the owner, whom he happened to ad
dress," and If you will saw some wood
1 will glvo jou besides W) cents; you
rnleht be at Jt, while tho breakfast Is
being prepared." And he led the tramp
to tho wood pile.
Presently, when tho meal was ready,
he went to calt the tramp, but found
ho had disappeared'. Near tho wood pile
fluttered a llttlo white paper. Ho picked
It up and read tho scrawled words:
"Just tell them that you saw me, but
you didn't see mo saw." New York
Not True to Life.
The son of a man who had been a
great philanthropist, welcomed a visitor
to his office. The talk turned on the
career of the' father of tho young man.
"It was a great blow to everybody my
father's death," lamented the youth. "By
the way, here's the lost portrait painted
Ho led tho visitor to where hung on
tho wall a large portrait of tho dead phi
lanthropist, depleting htm as standing
erect with his right hand In his pocket.
"A fine piece of work," said the visitor,
grimly, " but It's not true to life. No
body ever saw your father with his hand
In his own pocket." Popular Magazine.
"How much are these eggs" asked Mrs.
Them are 25 cents a dozen madam."
the grocer replied. "They're fresh."
"And these In the next crate?"
"Them are 40 centa a dozen. They are
"How much are those at the, end
"Them aro 60 cents."
"But they aro not marked fresh or
I know, ma'am. Them Is some I picked
eut to take home. "Chicago Tribune.
BOOSTS FOR THE BEE
&utl tho backyard of the university? J tremes.
ierk Times; The Omaha Bee has dts
covered thut there Is a town tn Missouri
named "Paradise." and It considers the
faet worth mentioning, which It certainly
la. Few lwople would ever think of look-
Ing for paradise In Mlsourt. Flrat w
know Texas will be calling some place
"Heaven" and then the two extremes will
Columbus Telegram: Men. angels and
every phyalolan of good eonneence In Ne-
uritKa will hop and pray for the aue
eess of the buttle The Omaha Bee la wag.
Ing against one criminal practice In NV
braska. We refer to that class of prao-
ttif whloli leads a physlelan to craw)
through the by-ways and hedges In search
of surgical victims for delivery to the
city aurgeon who will divide the victim's
IKK-ketbook with the physician who dla
covers the victim. The Bee a crusade Is
u holy cruiad.
Political New Brooms
Another Hrsmin fur iincxntlon.
SOUTH OMAHA. Feb. J. -To the Hdltor
of Tlio Bee: It Is admitted by those
who know that the attendance of pupils
at the High school Is decreasing as the
years go by, and Just now an heroic
effort Is being made to get graduates
from the grade schools to take up High
school work, tt is also Intimated that
the Interest taken In the graduates re
ferred to by High school officials may be
on the ground that a small attendance
at High school might necessarily cause
n decrease In the number composing the
For four or five weeks provlous to the
examinations of last week Klghth grade
pupils and their parents havo been per
sistently and variously npprofljchcd with
tho question whether or not the pupils
would attend High school provided they
I know I voice the sentiments of nt
leaBt a number of parents who havo so
expressed themselves that If those In
charge of educational work In South
Omulm had shown the same Interest for
the pupils while In the grade schools, to
see that they kept up with their classes
rather than retard them by "petty
larceny" display of authority, there
would bo no need to worry now for the
future of tho South Omaha High school.
Ilcnpenlnn; Vacoliinllon Sore.
OMAHA, Jan. 31.-TO the Editor of The
Bee: Circumstances again demand at
tention to vaccination. Many people t'.e
siro information about it. This city has
a "health department" and a "commis
sioner of health." Can we look to tim
commissioner for the needed information'.'
Or Is It ours "not to reason why. ours
but to do and die?"
If proper answers arc given publicly Jo
the following questions the people will ba
1. What Is a "successful vaccination?"
2. What aro tho evidences of "surccssttll
vaccination?" 3 How Is a person tieno
flted by being vaccinated after ho Is ex
posed to Htnallpox and Is Infected by It?
1. Does anybody know how many of the
hundreds of persons recently vaccinated
wero "successfully vacclnatfd?" 5 Has
It not been the practlco In this city to
allow tho vaccinated person to go among
others Immediately, and to mako no ex
amination afterward to learn whether the
vaccination was "successful" or not? '.
Is thero sufficient evidence upon which
to deny that a -large proportion of theae
vaccinations produced no effect what
ever? 7. What Is this operation, how is
It performed and with what Instruments .'
8. When It Is followed by lnflaYnmatlon,
swelling and pain should not the person
be treated In the same manner as' when
one has blood poisoning from a foreign
substance accidentally forced Into th
blood? 9. What Is tho difference between
"successful" vaccination and alcor cas-j
of "blood poisoning?"
Of courso these are questions that no
"layman" should ask, but we aro getting
In tho habit of asking questions, and
probably shall not get out of it. if tha
doctors don't like It, they will havo to
Now, doctor, don't bo like tho boy that
got his trousers on wrong and be back
ward about coming forward with your
answers. BERIAH F. COCHRAN.
A Call Ilovrn From the County.
PAPILLION, Neb.. Feb. 1. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: A most Interesting feat- .
ure of this legislation, as of tho previous '
one. Is how the county officials of the i
various counties in the state are writing
and whispering to the legislators asking
If their salaries might bo raited a few
hundred dollars per year. They tell the
legislators how they aro run down be
cause of overwork and explain how their
salaries correspond with other officers
and -how unjust. Then they go back to
their respective counties and warm the
offlco chairs on a fat salary, while the
deputies do the work, blow rings of smoko
Into the air and tell their friends how
they entertained some of those country
fellows down In the legislature.
These little political stunts are an ex
pensive extravagance to the taxpayers.
The good old farmer Is dally plodding
his way making his honest dollars and
paying his burdensome taxes while tho
county officials In whom he placed his
confidence and helped to elect Is drawing
a fine salary from tho taxpayers and
pleading for more. It Is not hardly fair
to tho old farmer who Is staying at
homo and tending to his own business
wh11o the county officials hold their an
nual conventions and plan almost every
two years to ask the legislature for more j
salary. If our county officials do not '
wish to serve for the salary" they can re
sign for there are plenty of others will
ing to take It for what It pays.
It Is time our state legislature was giv
ing us a smaller number of public cfflcea
and leaving the salary where It is Instead
ot annually Increasing our heavy taxes.
The taxpayers should go to Ltnculn and
lead their county officers horn by the
collar. If they do not work at home,
put them where they will not work any
crease the profits by a very small prc
centage. As to reference to Increase of mileage,
I do not believe you fully understand the
Injustice now heaped upon every sheriff
by that section of the statute which now
piohlbits us from charging to exceed 6
cents per mile for each mile actually and
uecesMtrlly traveled. We will say that
the Standard Oil company or the Inter
national Harvester company come Into
this state, start a civil action, and the
sheriff Is handed a summons to serve on
tho defendant, who lives ten miles from
the county seat. He can only charge $1
for miles traveled; the rest of tho fees go
to the county. Livery hire required to
make this trip will be J2.&0 to J3, the sher
iff being the loser by 1.60 to J2. The
same loss will occur time and again
during the year, and It makes no differ
ence whether you travel part way by
rail and then hire a livery, or how you
work It, the sheriff Is the loser.
Now why should we sheriffs be required
to dig down into our own pockets to make
up a deficit between the mileage and the
actual expense, when It does not benefit
the county 1 cent, but does benefit the
corporation or Individual who may be a
litigant In a civil proceeding?
W. C. CONDIT.
Secretary of Nebraska State Sheriffs'
"Good heavens, man! I saw 'Ui
obituary In this morning's paper!'"
"Yes, I know. I put It In myself. M'
opera Is to be produced tonight, and 1
want good notice from the critics."
Bill Why are you so certain thnt June
Is h truthful man?
Will He had a black eye one dny, and
when I asked him how he got It he told
mo that a man hit him. Cincinnati En
quirer. "Some of these actors must be siiatnr
less as well ns shiftless. " asserted th.
woman with the angular Jaw.
"Why?" asked her husband.
"Here Is one who advertises oven on thp
billboard that he Is eupiorted bv li's
wife. "Buffalo Express.
"Why doesn't that line ftand at atten
tion?" said the young man at the mili
"I suppose," replied his friend, the1 tele
Phone girl, "It Is becrjiso the lines
busy." Baltimore American.
h "Why does Ildgln look so wot-l-
"His best girl told him she adored
Maurice Maeterlinck, nnd Pidgin thinks
he has a dangerous rival In town."- Hlr
ITpgardson What were vour Rcnsatiiins
when you came out of that severe attack
of heart failure the other day?
Atom Qioomy. Awfully gloomy. I real
ized that I'd have to give up smoking
Six hundred electric antomoblles were
sold In one week at the New York show
Girls In a surburban college In Boston
have been armed with long hatpins for
use on pickpockets and mashers.
Tho tower of a tall church In Switzer
land has been equipped to receive the
time signals sent out by wireless from
tho Eiffel tower In Paris.
Belgian engineers backed by J6,000,000
capital will develop tho water pdwer of
Finland and convey much of the energy
obtained to St. Petersburg.
The largest electric crane In the wor:l,
which Is being erected at Hamburg, will
be able to lift 27C ton loads to a height of
200 feet anywhere within a circle of BOO
The hen tn fact'R an admirable bird.
Content. Bhe scratches gravel all her
What though her cackle now and tiirn
Her lay Is always worthy of our pratsi
Then why should maid show tndlgmulun
Somo stupid man declares she Is a hi-n"
The duck Is most unseemly In itx walk .
It swaggers and It shifts from side t
It simply quacks when It attempts to talU
And to the goose It closely Is nllled:
Its favorite occupation's raking tnuvK .
Yet maid fpls flattered when she -
called a duck.
From this we learn a man had best bc
waro To place a trusty guaixl upon his llpp.
And choose his similes with nicest enrt.
Else he may mako some moct egregious
You ask us", Romeo, what's In a name "'
A slander suit! A breach of promise
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During this season of long evenings when
the weather tends to keep you within doors it
is important that the home surroundings be
bright and cheerful. Whether you read, work
or play games, you will find that the right kind
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The Reflex Light Is the
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It throws an 80 candle power light down
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cost for gas consumed is only about one-third
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We Are Showing a Fine Dis
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Each of these lamps is fitted with Wels
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Tlio governor of Nevada puts special
emphasis on two recommendations
woman suffrage and limiting the number
of rounds In prize fights.
Penholders, Ink wolls, bill files, books
and such things are stolen so persistently
from the Indiana, house of representatives
that a private detective has been put on
Pennsylvania's anti-trcatlng bill haa
come up smiling In the legislature at
Harrtsburg, And It stands a good chance
of going through, because the lawmakers
hate to buy more than one at a time,
Tno legislature of Oklahoma wants a
itato official to explain what authority ha
has for charging the state with his laun
dry bills, tho price ot nls newspapers, tips
to waiters, tips to porters and shoe shines.
Governor Hi Johnson of California
turned a cool wave on his son's ambition
to bo a pugilist. Tho oungster Is assured
he will get all exercise that is needed for
Iw-alth merely trying to keep the family
on the job.
A legislative Investigation Into the sub
ject In Colorado brought from a score of
witnesses the unanimous opinion that the
railroad was an undesirable thing In
possession of the other fellow. Those who
have It not and can't get It urge total
extinction of the pass and thus boost the
moral health of the commonwealth.
The mantle of Senator Jeff Davis of
Arkansas has descended upon Representa
tive Hodenberry of Georgia. Ilia descrip
tion of Commissioner ot Pensions Daven
port Is a masterpiece: "Mr. Davenport
riding along tn his limousine, with a plug
hat as high as a churn and n long-tailed
coat which puts tho plumage of the pea
fowl to sham' and alilrt studs thut sparkle
like the eyes of a toad."
ONE WHO KNOWS.
Trained and Untrained Defenders.
OMAHA, Feb. I.-To the Editor of Tno
Beo; Senator Robertson has Introduced
a bill to abolish the National Uuurd, with
the supposition that the citizens will
flock to the colors in caso we have war
or a riot. Do you think they will? 1 do,
but It takes more than patriotism at that
It takes organization and trained mun
to move an army without confusion, und
I think that you are ono of tho men
who will remember when the Spanlsn
Amerjcau war broke out the National
Guard was tho but that the government
recruited their volunteer forces from.
WJI..L.IAM B. II ALL.
Regimental Sergeant Major, First In
fantry. N. N. G.
IMtr the- Pour Sheriff.
FREMONT, Neb., Feb. 1 To the Editor
of The Be,e; I notice un article hoa'dud,
"Profits of Sheriff Expected to Mount
to Thirty Thounand."
I will take up the subject of feeding
county prisoners at an expense to the
county ot 10 centa per day for each pris
oner. You refer to a profit of 40 cents
per day on each prisoner. ThU is abso
lutely out of the question, considering
the present prlco of foodstuffs. It cannot
be done except with a starvation plan,
and the latter would not be tolerated by
tha county commUslonurs of any county
within the state.
Every sheriff within the state knows
that he Ifl doing wonders to even clear IS
cents per prisoner per day, utter payliu
all help and expenses, and to exceed
cents u prisoner per duy, without It would
be u Duuglo county, where the grt it
uuwbcr of prisoners confined might la-
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