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TIIE 1?EE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, APTCITj 29, 1911.
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Tun Omaha Daily Bee
OL'NDKD BY EDWARD IlOSEV?ATER.
VICTOR li iSEVVATtH, EDITOR.
Entered at Omaha posltjlflc a second
ers mutter.
TER.M3 OF BL'HHC RIFT ION:
Sunday term, una year 12.3"
buturaay bie, one year If
lslly Wee (without Sunday), one year.. )
Daily lire and ijunuay, one year kf
DKU ViiKKLl lit CAKKIKK.
Evening Uee (without Sunday), piT mo..2."ic
fc.vwnii' Ute twlth Isund.iyi. per month. .4jo
Daly r.e iincludinK holiday), per mo..txc
Dally 1 e (Without sunuay), per month. .luc
Audresa ail uiiipluinin ol u regularities in
delivery to City Circulation Department
OiFlCES.
Omaha The lire jiu.idlng.
boutri Omaha k4 i. I Wf nty-fourtb 8t
Council iiluils Jj hi oil HL
Clin oin-j Little Building.
Chicago lHa Marqueu uulldlng.
Kansas l it Heiuince Building.
New Vork 6A West Thirty-third St.
aahington i Ji fourteenth tot., s. W.
CO R It k. B I'U N UKN C K.
Communications relating to new and ed
itorial matter anould be audreescd Omaha
lie. Editorial Department.
REMITTANCES.
Remit by draft, express or postal order,
payable tu 'ine ! r'uolisiuiig company,
only cent stamps received in payment of
mail accounts. I'ersonal checaa except on
Omaha and eastern exciianae nut accepted.
MARCH CIRCULATION.
48,017
btaie of ;veliiuu, s. of Doutjias. an.
Dwlgiit Wllnauia, circulation manager ol
Tue 1'uuiibiiiiig v.oiipuny, ueinx auiy
sworn, aaya tnat me avenge daily circu
lation, less spoiled, unused and returned
tuples, tor tha mouth ol Miica, lull, wan
.vlV. 1W'lUlrir WiLLJAMri,
Circulation Manager.
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before ma this ilst uay ot March, M
tbal. Kvun.it! WUiN'i D.K,
Notary tuDllc.
bacrlbera leaving the) city tea
porarlly abvuld hva The Ilea
walled to them. Adelreaa will ba
changes! aa often aa requested.
What ails the lame ducks Is that
they got no rain checks.
Even as a giant nreciacker Senator
Jeffries Davis has fizzled out.
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The aviators are coming. Things
hereabouts should look up now. -
For a man who always loved peace
Mr. Taft occupies a very stormy pin
naclo. Think of the price Senor Madero
could, command on the vaudeville
stage, though.
A busy man like the president
ought not to waste time to explain or
defend his religious faith.
"Further Clearing of the Mexican
Sky." Headline. It will resemble
an 'aurora borealls pretty soon. '
A spelling bee in Missouri recently
lasted seventeen hours. Well, what
else have they to do down there?
Observe that Mexico is controlling
Ita stray bullets much better than it
did before that Agua Prieta-Douglaa
episode. . .. - ;
At any rate, the poor, downtrodden
lawyer will get a chance at some fat
fees as a result of this dynamiter
business.
11 .lit L 11 1 1 . . . , .
ii win uaruiy us aeniea mat tnat
dynamite found In a valise in the St.
Louis depot ready for business was
dynamite.
"To a barber," says the Memphis
Commercial-Appeal, "the forbidden
fruit ought to be onions." Yes, or
cigarettes. . .
The Charleston News and Courier
says, "One jackass stands on four
feet, the other on a technicality.
Now, whose ears burn?
The millennium Is dawning. The
St. Louis Republic says even "Hell's
Half Acre" is being cleaned up. And
those who know "Hell's Half Acre"
know that is going some.
Queer, If true, since Mr. Bryan con
siders Senator Martin a tool of the
trusts and all that, that he ever picked
mm out as senate leader when he
feared the election of Bailey, Isn't It?
I
The sieve-bottomed dirt wagons are
till doing business here and there,
although supposed to be under the
ban. This Is a nuisance that can be
topped if the proper city authorities
will only act.
The County Board of Equalization
will grapple again this year with the
Question, What is an automobile
wor,th that has been la use for some
time? It all depends whether the
person Is buying or selling.
Having shoved the constitution to
one side as "antiquated and obsolete,"
Congressman Victor Berger has pro
ceeded to abolish the senate. Proba
bly he thinks this the most direct way
Of unseating the Honorable Lorimer.
It la worth noting In passing that
O. Pratt, who acquired a certain
("notoriety In Omaha, seems to be still
on the job, manipulating the prelimi
naries of the Philadelphia street car
strike, which he and confederates hope
to bring about soon.
If the paving contractors had their
way pedestrians and other traffic in
Streets undergoing reconstruction
would have no rights whatever they
ars bound to respect. And the pav
ing contractors seem to have their
way in Omaha unmolested.
The Richmond Tim-Dispatch complains
that th World "doa not aoaro to know.
on occasions, that tha war la over and that
slavery baa baen abolished." Of course,
wo knew tha war la over. Hasn't tha
Richmond Times-Dispatch become ona of
tho organs of a republican president?
New York World.
Go It, Deacon, we'll hold your coat.
i
Reapportionment
The house has passed the Houston
reapportionment bill, which, . In the
main. Is identical with the Crum
packer bill passed by the last houBe
and blocked in the senate. It in
creases the membership from 891 to
433, exclusive of Arizona and New
Mexico, which, when admitted, with
one representative each, will bring the
total to 435.
On the basis of the last census, this
will save every state from loss In Its
congressional membership, If the sen
ate should pass the bill and the presi
dent sign it, making It a law. Many
states, however, will not gain addi
tional members under the rearrange
ment. Twelve, or more than one
fourth of the new members, will come
from three states, New York, New
Jersey and Pennsylvania. The New
England states will gain three, the
Pacific coast states six and the south
ern states seven. These twenty-one
states will make no gain nor loss:
Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, In
diana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Mary
land, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana,
Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire,
North Carolina, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia. Wis
consin and Wyoming.
Of course, one of the chief effects
of reapportionment will be Its re
sultant enlargement of the electoral
college. Those Btates making gains
naturally are looking to that and the
democrats are not Indifferent to the
advantages! they will reap from this,
particularly in the soutla though some
of the newspapers down there con
tended when the Crumpacker bill was
pending last winter that owing to
negro emigration some southern
states had made but nominal popula
tion Increases and that, therefore, the
south could not be charged with sel
fish motives in the matter of reappor
tionment.
One of the arguments against a
larger house Is that it will make it
unwieldy and less efficient, tending
toward a centralizing of power in
committees and the speaker. But that
has not outweighed the fact that if
left at Its present number it would
mean losses to some states and conse
quent extinction of present members
from public life.
A Socialistic Sample.
The lone socialist member ot con
gress, Victor Berger, who represents
Milwaukee in the house. Is andioi; bis
new role a gay life. No man, not
even Uncle Joe sprinkling tacks In
front of Champ Clark'a automobile, is
getting more real amusement out of
It. He is a free lance, and as such
may, like the court jetter, do as he
pleases with perfect impunity know
ing the more radical he becomes the
bigger hit be will make at home. ...
But Congressman Berger is not go
ing after small game. He aims only
at the big birds. One day he knocks
out the federal constitution because it
1b "antiquated and obsolete," and the
next day he abolishes the senate be
cause it is a useless functionary,
strikes from the hand of the president
the veto power and takes from the
courts the right to Invalidate legisla
tion enacted by the house of repre
sentatives.. The house and the pres
ident, shorn of authority, thus far es
cape with their lives. But the Hon
orable Berger's term Is young; give
him time and perhaps he ' will get
around to them.
Thls evidently Is socialism in Its
highest form and expression, for Mr.
Berger Is the arch-apostle of the
creed, the reputed boss ot Milwaukee,
sharing with another exciting Influ
ence, credit for making that city
famous. Now Is the wisdom of the
Milwaukee voters apparent It affords
the country a harmless taste of novel
political nostrums. Having sampled
them it is not likely to put In an or
der for a consignment of the goods.
Berger, himself, must admit one thing,
however, namely, that with all Its
drawbacks and delinquencies the con
stitution is a very tolerant document
and congress Is a very patient body
and the nation a very powerful Insti
tution when one and all will Indulge
him and his vagaries so complacently.
President and Senate.
Evidently President Taft is none
too certain of the senate's attitude to
ward his reciprocity measure, tor he
has taken the stump la the hope of
'moulding sentiment" for the bill
This must be more with the idea of
influencing the senate than the people
at large at this time, for after the bill
U enacted Into law by congress, If It
should be. the public- will pass ita
judgment upon the results achieved
The president makes one point In
his New York speech regarding action
on the reciprocity measure which
seems to us eminently fair and that
that reciprocity should stand alone
and "ought not to be affected in any
regard by other amendments to the
tariff law." It ought to stand or fall
on Its own merits, and that Is why, It
has seemed to us the democrats were
wrong in seeking to embarrass Its
passage, If not, indeed, to compass Its
actual defeat, by. submitting their
"farmers' free list" at this time
Their action in this regard smacks of
partisan politics, of an attempt to pre
tend to do something they really do
not want to do. Irrespective of the
merits or demerits, if tha democratic
majority in the house really believes
Canadian reciprocity to be desirable at
this time. It seems passing strange
that they should have gone so far
with a scheme obviously calculated to
endanger Its success.
The last senate let reciprocity die
for want of action. This senate may
scarcely be able to do that, but It Is
not a foregone conclusion that it will
pass the bill unamended even under
the pressure of the president's per
sonal influence and declaration that
It is reciprocity now or never.
Three New Days. .
Although the people have not yet
become fully aware of it, our late Ne
braska legislature has written labels
for three new days on our calendar.
By statute duly enacted October 12
is henceforth to be known as "Colum
bus day," in honor of the discoverer
of America, and to be a legal holiday.
By the same warrant of law the
first Friday in November of each year
Is to be Bet apart as "Fire day," on
which fire drills are required In all
public, private and parochial schools.
According to the same authority,
too, the birthday of John Howard,
which occurs on September 2, Is to be
a legal holiday In all penal and re
formatory institutions of the state
and so observed.
We have here, therefore, two holi-
ays of fixed date and one of movable
date, one of which, the birthday of
John Howard, may occasionally fall
coincident!? with Labor day, which is
the first Monday In September.
It devolves upon all of us residing
In
to
Nebraska to revise our calendars
conform with these legislative
decreep.
Human Slaughter.
The country is indignant, and
lghtly so, at such appalling and wan
ton destruction of life as that which
occurred In the blowing up of the Los
Angeles newspaper plant last autumn,
and every man who loves justice
craves the capture and conviction of
the outlaws who commit such depre
dations. But, though there have been
many dynamite explosions in the last
year, the Los Angeles affair Is excep
tional In the scope of Its fatalities.
We hear of few such outrages
in a lifetime. On the other
hand, accidental explosions or
Ores 1n mines and other Industrial
plants occur with frightful frequency,
sniffing out human lives by the scores,
and yet reports of these catastrophies
occasion scarcely a passing protest
from the average person, who has be
come callous to such things.
No law-abiding citizen can afford to
condone or palliate wanton murder,
but neither should we longer wink at
the wholesale taking of human life by
criminal negligence. Of course,
those responsible for safe operation
or mines ana otner industries ot a
hazardous character Intend . to safe
guard the Uvea of their employes, but
the ghastly records of a hundred ex
plosions and more show they too often
negligently fall to do so. Perhaps
we have been too squeamish In deal
ing with horrors such as have - oc
curred within the last' few weeks in
mines and factories. Maybe if the
publlo's attitude were changed the
prohibition and mandates of the law
would have more effect. As it Is,
when a mine explosion or a factory
fire happens, with Its terrible toll of
lives, a formal and perfunctory Inves
tigation is held and nothing comes of
It, except, possibly, a meaningless ver
dict to the effect that the blame can
not be fixed.
Loss or Gain I
State Treasurer George has . com'
pleted the sale of several blocks of
state bonds held for the permanent
school fund, the proceeds to be re-
Invested In bonds Issued by Nebraska
counties, cities or school districts.
The treasurer offered tor sale all the
holdings of the school fund consisting
of bonds Issued by other states, and
received bids equal to or more than
par and accrued Interest for only
comparatively small part of them. It
will be Interesting to know, and we
hope soon to have a public statement
showing exactly what these financial
transactions stand the state.
Those securities were bought mostly
from brokers on a basis computed to
yield a certain stipulated raU of in
terest, which rate was presumably the
current rate. The sales of these
bonds have been to brokers bidding
with a view of disposing ot them
again at current rates, and how much
the state Is loser or gainer should be
easily figured out. It does not follow
of course, that, although the school
fund may be at a sacrifice In the con
version of ita holdings from the bonds
of other states to those of its own
subdivisions, it will in the long run
suffer, for tha rate ot Interest on the
new investments should be materially
higher than what was received on the
old ones.
The costliness of the straight-jacket
which has hampered and prevented
the businesslike management of the
school fund heretofore should em
phaslze the Importance of now getting
these trust funds so placed that they
wm yield the best returns for the
schools commensurate with absolutely
safe and sound Investments.
Now It la Intimated that the Water
board will not formulate Its bond
proposition until after It hears from
Its appeal from the order entered In
the speclflo performance case which
Is set for May 11. But the Water
board knew all the time that this ap
peal was pending, and that It could
not be heard before the middle of
May. The hurry-up bond talk two
months ago was plainly Indulged at
that particular time for effect on the
legislature only.
Our junior United Btates senator
from Nebraska has been assigned to
a position ot overshadowing liupor
tance on the committee on forelga
relations, where it goes without saying
1
he will have an unusual opportunity
to make himself especially serviceable
to his Nebraska constituents. Won-
er if he would have gotten a better
place if he h.id lined up with the ma
jority of his party behind Senator
Martin for democratic leader Instead
of with the minority behind "Gum
Shoe Bill" Stone.
The letters which The Bee has
printed giving Information as to rates
charged by auditoriums In other cities
Indicate that they are governed by no
nvarlable rule, but that consideration
Is given the public or private use for
which the building is desired. These
big auditoriums have been erected as
rule largely as public enterprises
and for gatherings of a purely public
character calculated to bring atten-
ance of crowds from outside without
exacting an admission, concessions are
often made. The management of the
Omaha Auditorium, which was erected
by subscription in response to general
solicitation, is also expected to dis
criminate between public and private
use of the structure.
The new commission to codify the
laws of Nebraska Is made up of three
members entitled to compensation
each at the rate of $3,000 a year. The
commission has an appropriation of
20,000 at Its disposal. Puzzle
Figure out how long It will take to
complete the work.
I
If the city council can usually find
money In the general fund to pay for
grading of streets where sufficient
pressure Is brought to bear it ought
to be able to find the money to pay for
city jail expenses, and by thus reliev
ing the police fund permit the pro
posed Increase of the police force.
Pointing Hta Way.
Washington Star.
Wlth so many eminent democrats avail
able. It doubtless occurs to Mr. Bryan that
he may yet be called on as a compromise
candidate for the nomination.
Let the Row llesrla.
Chicago Record-Herald.
Two Americans have been arrested by
Japanese officials for photographing a
naval station while they were passing on
steamship. Congressman Hobaon will
positively refuse, when he hears about It,
to put off the war any longer.
Paaslna Compliment.
Minneapolis Journal.
Benbr Limantour brings the accusation
against Don Madero that he is a vege
tarian, a dreamer and a spiritualist Don
Madero rejoins that Senor Limantour is a
lickspittle, a mossback, a timeserver and
horsethlef. Let the armistice go on.
Friction In Coal Combine.
Springfield Republican.
The stability of monopolistic conditions
continues to prevail In the anthracite coal
Industry, but not so with the soft coal In
dufkjy. That Is more or less demoralised
with many operators cutting prices to get
business not a very . familiar situation of
late years In coal mining. It would seem
to Indicate that supplies are in no Imme
diate danger of giving out.
POLITICAL SNAPSHOTS.
Cleveland leader: Miss Democracy to
Unole Jud" Harmon: . "This is so sudden!"
St Louis Republic: We would again call
attention to the portentous silence which
hangs over Oyster Bay like a funeral pall.
wasmngton Post: The president has
been aaked to name a bunch of Kentucky
triplets. How would Initiative, Referen
dum and Recall do, papaT '
leveiana Plain Dealer: Mr. Bryan la
booming Champ Clark for the presidency.
No wonder tha democrats are sorry thev
oian t tie a bigger can to him.
Kansas City Times: Lorimer has been
made chairman of the senate committee on
mines and mining, possibly in recognition
of the able underground work by which his
election was accomplished.
Baltimore Bun: Just because BDeakar
i-WK naa a new gavel of blackthorn, em-
blasoned with harp and shamrock, fear
neeu not rollow that ha will be called to
keep order In a Donnybrook fair In con
gress.
Bacramento Union: If Abe Ruef la hon
estly trying to do some good by teaching a
Elble class at San Quentln his effort
should not be scoffed at. He Is not to be
denied the right of repentence any more
than Is any other Inmate of th nrimn
Certainly his attempt to interest the pris
oners In the Great Book should not be the
suDject ror Jest and sarcasm.
People Talked About
R.ri. .
HAAN
R. M. Haan is one of New York's notable
hotel men. He holds the St. Regis meta
phorically in his hand, and what he does
not know about the hotel business Isn't
worth telling.
Representative F. H. Knight of Clarloji
co inly, Pennsylvania, Is drafting a bill re
quiring every man and woman who desires
to drink wine, beer or whisky In Pennsyl
vania to take out aa annual lloense at a
cost of 15.
Mrs. John A. C. Menton has just been
elected on the school board in Flint Mloh.
Her husband was elected mayor on the
same ticket. Mrs. 8. M. Cantrovlts was
elected on the same date for a long term on
the school board of Milwaukee on the non
partisan ticket. Though a Jewess, Mrs.
Cantrovlts was actively supported by the
Cathollo and Protestant women voters.
The family of the late former Mayor
Tom L. Johnson, It Is expected, will aoon
leave Cleveland. O., and locate permanently
In the old Johnson homestead on the Khore
road In Brooklyn. Mr. Johnson, about
twenty-five years ago. bought IVt lots In
the neighborhood of the shore road and
put up a handsome residence. Ills estate
still Includes let lot of the original pur-
CluUM.
In Other Lands
td Lights on What la Trans
piring Among the Wear and
Far ITations of the Barta
The Imposing "road roller" of American
politics has not yet appeared In the politi
cal literature ot Great Kritaln. oth.r
Amerlcan campaign nuveltlee have been
welcomed over there. Doubtless the road
roller will be introduced when Its utflty
la fully understood. For the present the
country has "something Just as rood."
Judging by the series of testa going on In
the House of Commons. It is known as
the "Kangaroo Closure" and Is applied to
minority tactics of talking a measure to
death. Over 1.000 amendments have been
offered to the pending bill limiting the veto
power of the House of Lords. Each of
these amendment. If taken up In turn and
discussed without restriction, would carry
the bill over into next year. The debate
has been going on for over a month, the
the opposition doing most ot the talking,
chiefly for delay and to give the country
an Impression of fierce oratorical fighting.
As soon aa the amendments reached the
balloting stage the Kangaroo closure be
gan business and worked as smoothly as
Thomas Brackett Read's system of "count
ing a quorum." Each amendment voted
down carries Into the waste basket every
other amendment seeking to accomplish
the same end. Thus the defeated amend
ment excluding Irish home rule snuffs
the life out of every other amendment
relating to home rule and excludes of
repetition. The deptness and agility shown
In leaping from one amendment to another
without the weariness of additional votes
renders the Kangaroo system the most ef
fective and plcturesqde of Australia's con
tributions to the politics of the world. The
ministry is determined to send the veto
bill to the Lords early In May and the
majority has the Kangaroo and th votes
to do It
ee
"A savage, unsmiling twrant, who has
chopped off seven heads in a day without
a twinge of remorse, who lives in the
shadow of death, but Is unafraid" are the
broad outlines of a sketch of M. Stolypln,
Russian prime minister, drawn by Francis
McCullough, London correspondent of the
New York Post. A tall, powerfully built
man of great physical strength, he Is a
fitting representative of a ruthless autoc
racy and a masterly outer guard for la
weak autocrat. This explains why Em
peror Nicholas induoed the premier to re
call his resignation and remain at his post
"M. Stolypln never smiles," the corre
spondent continues. "Watching him as he
addressed the Douma I found myself re
minded of the hard, bearded stone faces
of Inscrutable Babylonian kings. This lm.
pre salon became very strong when Stoly
pln, who rarely indulges In gestures,
made with a brawny right arm a single,
swift decisive sweep. One could almost
hear the whlzs and see tho gleam of an
imaginary sabre. This may seem an ex
aggeration. It Is not For . at that very
period Stolypln's arm smote off Its seven
heads a day, and never once signed a re
prieve. Ghengls Khan may have commit
ted greater slaughter In his fits of passion,
but I do not know of any dim Oriental
potentate whose rage was so cold and so
systematically deadly as that of the czar's
president ot council. The voice was deep,
reasonant and powerful. In momenta of
passion It roughened like that of a growling
lion, and there waa an angry inflection in
it at all times. Menace, contempt, de
fiance; these were the only chords that
orator cared to touch."
By the new treaty of commerce and
navigation .between Great Britain and
Japan, which was signed In London April
t, the former secured marked tariff con
cessions for British goods. No tariff con
cessions were mentioned in tha eld treaty,
because1 Japan did not then tax Imports.
But since the war with Russia statutory
duties are levied to meet tha enormous
war debt On British goods, which are
Imported up to a value of 120,000,000 a year,
a reduction of from one-fifth to one-third
has been secured. Great Britain supplies
80 per cent of Japan's imports; hence tha
reduction gives a decided advantage to the
British exporter and clinches Britain's mo
nopoly of Japan's trade. In return Great
Britain agrees that Japanese goods "will
oontlnue to be admitted free of duty" Into
the United Kingdom a favor open to all
nations, trade concession waa exacted
from Japan ' In the American treaty re
cently ratified.
ess
Premier Von BDsnerth of Austria' Is
traveling on a rocky road. In spite of his
efforts to conciliate the Slavs in forming
his ministry a few weeks ago, be had to
secure a royal decree dissolving the Reich
rath to prevent the Slav combination from
driving him out of office. Of course, th
device Is only temporary. The prorogation
Is definite, but the Relchsratb must be con
vened again In a few months, and It Is
hardly to be doubted that the opposition
to the premier will be more bitter than
ever. It Is said that the emperor and his
Immediate advisers will try to bring the
Slav leaders to' reason by private confer
ence and argument Should this tall, as it
probably will, there will be a dissolution
and a new election. In th end Baron Von
Blenerth will probably have to go.
That th Irish, In spit of th mor fa
vorable outjook for home rule, are emi
grating to this country In as large num
bers as ever is shown by th faot that
during laat year 84,000 emigrant left Ire
land. In 1909 th number was about 10,000.
It would b a mistake to oonoluda, how
ever, that the Irish are dissatisfied with
the prospect at home. Of the 34, Out who
left In 110 nearly halt were under th ag
of 30. Th young of every land are ven
turesome and America Is still th land of
opportunity.
The completed census of the Inhabitants
of Brltian's great eaatem empire shows a
grand total of U5,000,0u0, an Increase of 1
per cent over th census ot IDOL To th
total British territory In India contributes
241.172,381, an lnoreasa of t. per cent and
the native state and agenda 70,828,728, aa
Increase of 11-9' per cent. The relatively
greater Increase In the native states Is due
partly to the fast that th decade was on
of recovery from the famines of UW and
moo. when many of th native states suf
fered far mor than British territory, and
partly to the fact that they are still com
paratively sparaely Inhabited and have
more room for expansion.
American Consul General Ounsaulus,
stationed at Johanneaberg, South Africa,
reports that In twenty-five years th mine
of the Transvaal have yielded mor than
tl.400,000,000 worth of gold. This Is about
tlSO.OuO.000 lea than th gold output of the
United States In the sam time. At pres
ent however, th Transvaal yield exceeds
that of this country by about 70 per cent
The output of the South African mines last
year wss valued at ll6,73s,000.
B.raetaia of a t'ompllBBeat.
St Louis Glob-Democrat
Even in the highest literary circles of
Boston It Is admitted that tha men who
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Advertising In Esperanto.
OMAHA, April XI. To the Editor of The
Bee: Indeed, Los Angeles will get a lot
of advertising out of the trip to be made
by her enthusiastic Esperarltist and let
me explain why he will have no trouble
In reaching those 1,000,000 users ot the in
ternational "lingo.
At Genoa, Switzerland, the headquarters
of the Universal Esperanto association is
located, and "Esperanto," the organ ot
the association, is published bi-monthly,
each Issue contains many names and ad
dresses ot Esperantlsts all over the world
and there la also published and sent to
very member a "Jar libro" (year book),
which contains the names of delegates In
very corner of the "monda," even far
away New Zealand, Australia, Siberia,
Africa, eto.
These correspondent and the 1.000 or
more delegates will gladly render him all
the assistance In their power. When he
lands in their country the one to whom
he has written, telling of his Intention to
visit the "La mldlanoj," will meet him
at boat or train, . direct him to a good
hotel and Introduce him to those whom
he wishes to meet and show him the
s'ghts he wishes to see and so on from
one point to another.
The writer Is "delogate" for Omaha and
has received requests for Omaha views,
general Information and when an expo
sition was to be held, a "small art ob
ject" has been requested. Th "small art
object" usually sent Is the reproduction
of th prise ear of corn exhibited at the
land show, the "Omaha folder" is also
sent and The Sunday Bee, when English
can be read and to people in Germany
th Baengerfest program.
Oregon ha recently been extensively ad
vertised in foreign Esperanto periodicals,
of which there are 100 or more, and the
secretary of the I'brtland Commercial olub
has received many letters of Inquiry In
Esperanto oonoernlng th state. These
people, It Is unnecessary to say, are peo
ple of means and education, far different
from the hordes ot Immigrants landing on
our shores In such large numbers.
At Antwerp In August of this summer
th Los Angelas gentleman will have an
excellent opportunity for meeting Es
perantlsts, for the seventh International
congress will be held ther and there will
be gathered together hundreds of them
from th orient and th Occident
There is no question but that Los An
geles will "hav her faith sufficiently re
warded" by a large amount of advertising.
AN OMAHA ESPBRANTI8T.
An Oatrag. on the Community.
OMAHA, April 17. To th Editor of The
Bee: I am glad to sue you call attention
to the way the paving contractors have
torn up and taken possession of Sixteenth
street without providing any temporary
accommodation for traffic. It is an out
rage on the community. I wish I had
control of our public works for a little
while. J. W. J.
On Vote for Lortmor,
KEARNEY, April 2S. To th Editor of
The Bee: I notice that you continue to
use The Bee to belittle or beemlroh Sena
tor Lorimer. I don't believe any un
prejudiced mind can read the senator's
speech made In the United States senate
and believe he Is a corrupt or bad man.
Even his enemies concede that he Is ons
of the roost exemplary men in congress.
Many of th prominent politicians who ac
cuse Lorimer of being corrupt have been
mixed up for year with huge campaign
funds, which are believed by many to be
more or leas corruption funds.
Are these men trying to lose sight ot their
own infirmities by criticising othersT Tou
know so, for the evidence Is In the sen
ator' favor. Why should you not as a
republican editor and a member of the
national committee stand by our friends
until they are proved guilty T I had to
lecture you last fall about th way you
treated "Unol. Jo." Thanks to the peo
ple of hla own d 1st riot the old veteran Is
still on guard, fighting ilk a tru soldier
to' save his country.
For more than thirty years I hav been
reading The Bee. During the time your
father had charge, except for about thro
months, It was my political blbt. But
recently about half tha tlm a republican
might just aa well read th World-lierald
Permit m to suggest that one of the
most Important things to b accomplished
In th near future I to abolish th so
called campaign fund. The taxpayers fur
nish sufficient means to enable every voter
to properly cast hla ballot and hav It
counted. This seems all that is necessary,
but if more I neoded, let the people, under
proper regulation, foot the bill. A It Is
LIUJOUtBUUifSJI! I
of the fiS
now, too many friends who donate IS to
this fund seem to think they have a mort
gage on the successful candidate, and pro
ceed to close It. This Is demoralising. Th
publicity proposition will not cur this
evil. If we are successful In doing away
with this nuisance we will do more to
make politics respectable and respectful
than the result of all th Investigating
committees. The opposition to be over
come suggests the melancholy thought that
this kind of business seems to be popular,
but let us call the roll on this question and
see where we are at. JOSEPH BLACK.
Taxation of Mortsraste Notes.
OMAHA, April 28. To th Editor of The
Bee: The assessor has left his blank to
be filled out, but It Includes a line for
"all notes sa.ured by mortgage." Has
that been changed by the law to stop
double taxation, to which you referred not
long ago? A lot of people are Interested. 1
TAXPAYER.
Note The new law becomes effective
July 7, 1911. As the levy is mad about
that time, we presume It will be taken
to apply to this year's assessment
SMILING FANCIES.
"I see where they are going to have rub
ber pavements In London."
"Yes, and then I suppose everybody
will hav to walk with elastlo steps."
Baltimore American.
Naggus Why do you get out your book
anonymously T In your case modesty Is a
disease.
Hokus Then It isn't one of my natural,
normal qualities. Oh, thanks. Chicago
Tribune. ,
"Charley, dear," said young Mrs. Tor-
kins, "what did that bnse ball player say
to the umpire who called him out?"
"He told the umpire he considered him
a perfect gentleman and waa sure that he
would go to heaven." was th weary an
swerWashington Post.
Nell He swor I was the only girl he
had ever loved.
Belle For my part I don't car for ama
teurs. Philadelphia Record.
"You look as If you had lost your best"
friend, old man. Why the grouch V
"I wrote some spring poetry tor thos
people last autumn on the understanding
that I'd be paid for It upon publication.
And now they've decided to hold It over
until next year." Ht Lout Times.
"What does the man do over there at
the desk who seems to b. working so
hard?" . .
"He checks the cash."
"And what does the man do who Is lean
ing back In the easy chair smoking?"
"Oh. he cashes th checks." Baltimore
American.
"They tell m your boy Josh is very
versatile."
"He is," replied Farmer Corntossel. pa
tiently. "I never saw anybody who could
do so many fool things without repeat! n'
hlsself." Washington Star.
THE UMPIRE.
Carolyn Wells in Life.
A fool there was, who began to swear
(Even as you and I )
At a shirt and a sho and a shock of hair
(We called him th umpire who wasn't
suuare.)
But the tool he called him names for fair!
(Even aa you and I )
Oh, the balls we stop and file we pop
And our beautiful clean base-hits
That are spoiled by the umpire who knows
too much
(And now tie knows that he knew too
much.
For w had to glv him fits!)
A fool there was, and a ball h fouled
(Even as you and I.)
The umpire ytlled, "fair!" and th audi
ence howled,
(But the umpire only glared and scowled).
While the batter deeply and fiercely
growled
(Even as you and I )
Oh, the wrath unspoken, and th swears
we choke.
And the excellent epithet
Which belong to the umplr (who knwws
it all).
And all of our games upsetsl
The umplr with haughty prid waa tilled
(Even a you and I)
But that wasn't what the audience willed
(They loudly demanded his blood b
spilled)!
So some of him lived but h mostly was
killed
(Even as you and I )
And It Isn't the chump and It isn't th
gurnp,
That makes us so awful mad;
It's coming to know that h. never cas
urup,
(For his head Is only a sodden lump)
And lit judgment's always bad!
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