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1 THE OMAHA DAILY BEK ' KorNliKH HV K.rV A lUM 1 ( S K W A I' K H ? V ICTR R a K WAT FKK I ' I T K . : y K nt iwuuyiv faux a M AND 171 u I nine,! at omaha inwtuifica aa :u.id jr'naa matter. )! TEKMS OK rUIHSORlPTlON. ! Funday Hm, on year..... tl-M Saturday Hw, on year ,,.....11 M ;lally He (without SunSay). ona year.4 lally K and fundav. one year . e bEUVERFI) lit CARHIKn. 1 Kvtnln Ue (with Eunday), per mo.. W . Kally He (including Sunday). per mo. ?l.ally Be (without Pundayi. per mo... Addrea an- complaints or irregularities fin delivery to rt .'ireultlon Dept. f BEMtTTANCES. C remit br draft, express or postal order. itayabl to Th Boa Publishing corawny. Jnly r-cent stamps received in payment r- 't amall arrounta. Personal checks, e Jfept on Omaha and eastern axenaag, not foc-pid. I- OFFHTfl. J Omaha Th Bee Bui: ting. 2 South Oman 23 IS N. R. 2 Council Bluffs ! Scott St. I Lincoln W Little Ruildlng. Chicago IMS Marquette Building, g Kanaaa City Reliance Bulld'n. New York-M Wet Thirty-third. Washington 735 Fourteenth St., N. . CORRESPONDENCE. Communlcattone relating to ni and X'ditorlal matter ahoiild h addraaaed f Omaha, B. Editorial Department. NOVEMBER CIRCULATION. 50,573 i'siato of Nebraska, County nf Douglas, t Dwltiht William, circulation manaeer of the Re Publishing company, being duly aworn, aaya that th average dally 'circulation, lesa spoiled, unuaed and re turned coplea, for th month of Novem ber, 1M1. wu 60.STJ. t l W IOHT WILLIAMS, t Circulation Manager. Subscribed In mv presence and awnrn to Lefor me thla 6th flay of December iu. el) BOP.JcnT HUNTER. Notary Public. Kabacrll.era leavlaa; th rlT )tma,rrllr .koala have T Hee mailed to them. Andrea will ehamged " recreated. Write It 1912. Now, walk the straight line If you can. Dr. Bun Yat Sen aa president of a republic will become Dr. 8. Y. Sen. - Just a year ago we were enjoying tero weather, too. rersla Is doubtless pondering the Improbability of ever seeing another New Year. Wu ' Tlng-fang-galang-dang has finally got China awake .with, his democratic bedlam. . Russia still stands as the ' most stubborn argument against "peace on earth, good will to men." f , . , . It Is superfluous to say. that k political campaign Is usually offen sive as well as defensive.' The sum of the numerals which designate the new year proves to be thirteen. Lucky or .unlucky T, . !,, , -nr i. - I In his testimony to prove the non exlstence of a meat trust Mr. Veeder 'has convinced nearly everybody. Admiral Dewey orders peace and four battleships a year. "You may fire when you're ready, Ortdley." The mayor of Indianapolis seems to have got the Shank of the civic market matter before the people at last. The cost of living may be high, but It is nothing as compared with those "higher-ups" when the law necks to reach them. The rumor that there la a man In Tennsylvanla who never heard ot William J. Bryan must be a Jealous contemporary's trick. Just think of the awful doom threatening General Reyes to be 1 exiled In "Gay Parte." Sedition Is a terrible crime In Mexico. Emporia, Kan., locked up a man who had been married four times, Well, he will probably break away from that embrace, too. Gee whls, they are even lynching negroes in Brooklyn, the City of Churches! It will be Philadelphia of Brotherly Love fame next. The Yaukee drummer seems to hare made a deal with old Mrs. China, but he may- only have sold his sample republican government. If It be true that Mrs. Sinclair's affinity. Poet Kemp, baa the "most beautiful soul" in the world It ought 10 be X-rayed before it deteriorates, What is the use to talk of "Happy New Year" when the collector does not know the difference between January 1 and the first of any other month T ' The Bee's Junior birthday book has run Its course. Here's a health and a happy new year to all our young friends whose birthdays It has chronicled. - Alaska is a big country, and some Llg mistakes have been made re specting It and more will be made, tut the biggest mistake ever was for lisfair partisans to misrepresent the facts in order to promote personal lends. '' ' s. Ir. Bryan aaows do signs of ra SBcind iding the prepare-to-etand-aslde fiotlce which he served on Governor Ilarmon, but on the contrary is ex fendlrjg it to Include Congressman I'nderwood aud several other asplr lng statesmen. Otherwise the Fair- view colonel is hellbent for harmony. The Year for Omaha. Onialia's balance Khoet for 1911 makes n showing that must convince u 0f t k steady growth In nil aspects of urlnn life and Importance. While nome factors do not mount tip to previous great totals the combined figures indicate that during a year Of generally dull trade Omaha notj only held its own, but made real ad-j vance. Jobbers and manufacturers report a very prosperous year, the totals for the trade ahowing an increase over 1910 s figures. Packers did not do so much, and the bank clearings, building permits and real estate transfers were loss than during the preceding year, but yet each of these presents an aggregate that indicates a remarkably healthy activity. All branches of public work show im provement for the year. This increas ing expenditure for the care of the streets, the parks and .other public places Is evidence of the city's de velopment. With the books for the old year closed (he citizens turn to a new year, whono opening days promise only growth and prosperity. In al most every line of business the im pulse of new life is felt, and the coming; of hew enterprises of in dustry and commerce, are assured, to the end that 1912 presages another big. year for Omaha. Among business men of all classes Is manifest a spirit of commendable determination, which properly exerted will result In ex panded commerce for the city. Tha same spirit that marks the rorhmer clal and Industrial life of Omaha is shown in its social life, and the for ward movement lit on. Happy New Year, then, to all, and With it the brightest of prospects for prosperity In Omaha. .America and the New Year. "The legacy of the vanished year (1911)," It has been well said, "Is the unrest of the world." This is especially true to America, to which this legacy is of priceless value, for the unrest means the progress and propagating of the principle of de mocracy, fundamental In the life of this nation, the highest gift it has to make to the nations of the earth. As we of this land turn, therefore, from the old to the new year, we should feel a thrill of particular pride In this triumph our example and our government are achieving In the forum of the world. This unrest has brought to Por tugal what must prove later to be a permanent republic; to China the same; to Mexico release from an In fluence, which, while, potent, had passed its day of progressive; usoti- ness and led our sister republic out Into the field of wider influence. and purer republicanism. Also, under the inspiring leadership of a great presi dent, the United States has negoti ated with Great Britain and France, two of the world powers, a peace treaty, which will substitute friendly arbitration for the abltrament of arms in times of disputes. In South America the same leaven ot demo cratic Inspiration is at work, so is It in far-off India and in Spain. On the other hand, of course, this unreBt of the nations, this changing the map of tha world, has Its harsher side. Russia In Persia, Italy and Turkey wrangling over northern Africa, with England and Germany Interested spectators; again 'Russia and Japan awaiting the first oppor tunity to take advantage of China's upheaval for conquest all these are sure evidences that democracy has many a atubborn . obstacle to en counter in its course. But even these obstacles offer it encouragement, for they offer It opportunity for further spread. The year of 1912 has a tremendous task before in continuing and ad vancing the work that 1911 began or participated in and left unfinished. The New Year dawns, therefore, most auspiciously for this nation and ail nations believing in government of, by and for the people. An Omnibus Convention. That was a great convention in Washington where the discussion ranged from scientific marriage as a means of Improving the jace down to the effect of funny paper pic tures on the hobo problem. Inter, venlng were such solemn subjects as the high cost of.llvlngv the proper distribution of natural products and the equalizing of wealth and the use of sinister drugs and chemicals up5& the harr ' and skin. Perhaps con gress has imagined that its absence from the national capital has dulled existence there for the holidays, but it will kindly take notice ot the egregious error into which it has fallen, If that is what it thought. ine lun-maaing program was opened by a recitation by Mr. W M. Hays, assistant secretary ot agriculture, upon the classical text of "How to Classify the Peoples of the World Into a Great Interna tlonal Census," the purpose being to tsg each man, woman and child with a number by which they might be Identified when speared by Cupid But this is only a preliminary step to the real object, which, aa mlgit be guessed, was to reduce matri mony to 'a scientific basts and thus tone up the race. The address was delivered . before the American Breeders' association, The tlm pliclty of Mr. Hays' plan ought to commend it to the Instant accept ance of all nations. It offers scarcely any obstacle. It will be but a perfunctory job to enumerate and tag 400,000,000 Chinese and a few hundred million other orientals, so that when we get down to this andfol of Americans the thing will seem like mere child's play. And then stub, little details n regulat ing the "mental attitude and genetic fflciencyf" woiild be still less of a task. The fact is, of course, that many If not all of the things talked about t this omnibus convention, deserve attention, but it tends to bring serious subjects of their character Into ridicule to handle them in the wholesale, academic manner they ere handled by this gathering. If they are worth talking about, they are worth talking about under cir cumstances that promise a serious earing for them. Trade with Canada. The British fanfare about the trend of Canadian trade away from the Tnlted States, which has been shared In somewhat by dubious minded. Americans since the defeat of reciprocity, gets no encourage ment from the statistics recently 1 sued at Ottawa showing the condi tion of trade at the close of the last fiscal year. Canada'a foreign com merce Increased in this last twelve months (76,000,000 and the striking feature about It Is that (61,500,000 of this increase represents trade with the United States, while only $2,500,000 was trade with England and other British countries. Not very logical proof for the pes simistic . prediction by Americans that we have lost out with Canada, and a decided blast of cold air to the envious Briton, who has pro fessed to see the current of com merce with Canada swing from the United States to the "Mother country." Whatever may have been the sen timental causes entering into the defeat by Canada ot reciprocity, It remains Impressively apparent that Canada has not yet come to the point where she cares to operate her commerce and Industry upon purely a sentimental basis. Canada will cut loose from us commercially when she can improve the bargain by trading with England or some of the British lands and that time will never be. It la utterly idle for Eng land to pretend that the trade of this continent shall be treated other than as a unit. Natural conditions control that, and no barrier of na tional prejudice or pride of British contrivance will .operate to -change those conditions. Tho present sltua Hon offers positively no hope ot permanently, if temporarily, inter ruptlng the growth of the volume of trade between the United States and the Dominion. Our advantage over England in Canada only begins, it does not end, in this trade balance. This acts aa the floodgate to a general, adfanc Ing stream of Intercourse in every line of commercial, industrial and social activity and this stream is not going to be even checked in its fluency by defeats of reciprocity or appeals from the mother country for firmer cohesion between the British members. Thus, it becomes evident that, after all, our interests have suffered little If any from the failure ot Canada to ratify the rec iprocity treaty, or from the fact that the siren voice of deception and sophistry was able at the last mo ment to gain tha ear of our good old customer at the north. If the invention ot a nonexploslve and noninflammable moving picture Dim heralded from Germany proves to be what Is claimed for It, It will be a great boon for all who have the moving picture habit. Few people realise the number ot moving picture shows that are in operation In city, town and village, drawing their patronage from all classes of people, and more particularly from the women and children. If these shows can be made as safe against panic and fire as other popular amusement places they will experience a greot Impetus to their business. Our old friend, Edgar Howard, Is still for Folk for the democratic presidential nomination, provided al ways he cannot have Bryau once more. Edgar means that because he has become accustomed to losing with Bryan he would be more cheer ful about It than with anyone else. "La Follette men meet secretly," says the headline over a Lincoln dis patch to the local democratic organ. Why secretly? We thought La Fol lette followers were all for publicity and the full light ot day on every body and everything all the time. The small coal dealers are asking the very pertinent question whether Mayor Jim has forgotten that they are' in business la his ardent atten tion to the wants and wishes ot the "Big Five.". If Luther Burbsnk should trans form the thoray cactus Into harm less fruit, the government might be put to the trouble of building a wall about its cactus-encircled penitenti ary at Yuma, Glooklnc(MclvTur(l iiimuay invjinaiia 3 n I J AX. 1. Thirty Urn Ago This Bvrivtay wax a pretty ary Hunaay for many of the boys." .At th Con-rccattonal church th pas tor (taAe over Ms evening; address to a dissertation on the fllocumb law, and the wledlm of enforcing and obeying; It. H'f are additional announcements lor N' Year's receptions for tomorrow: the, union Catholic Library associa tion rooms, Mrs. W, A. It. CJlbbon. Mrs. r. U. M Hhane, Mrs. W. M. Busftman, Mnl M. Donovan, Mrs. J. P. Dany, Mrs. T. T. Flttmorrls, Miss Btacla Crowley. Mis Nora O'Connor, Mlsa Ella Kennedy, Mlas Masgie McDonald, Miss Brltta Mc Donald. Miss K. F. McCarthy, Miss Mary M'Namara, Mtss Rose Bmlth, Miss Ida Truckee, Miss Rose Brady, Miss Nina McCarthy, Miss Nina Moran. Mrs. IX H Goodrich at 2223 Farnem street, asalsted by Mrs. J. H. Dumont. Mrs. B C. Cran ston and Mrs. Dr. R. M. Stone. Mrs. A. A. Gibson at HU California, assisted by Mrs. C. Nevlna and the Misses Hender son, Powell and Ida Gibson. Mrs. Rsra Millard and Mlsa Millard at their home, Nineteenth and Capitol avenue, with Mrs J. H. Millard, Miss Jessie Millard, Mrs. J. M. Watson, Mrs. Caldwe.ll. Mrs. Ram sey, Miss Comstock and Miss Ross. Mrs. Georg-e W. Doane, assisted by Mesdames Wakeley, Wells, Shears, Thrall, Floyd, and Misses Clarkson, Shears, Hall, Wal ker, Wells, Clarke. Wakaley and Doane. Mrs. R. M. Withnell, oorner Nineteenth and Itard streets, assisted by Mrs. I. W. Miner, Mrs. A. Sorenson, Mrs. A. Mc- Kenzle, Mrs. A. Traynor, Mrs. Thomas Bwobe, Mrs. K. Ilaney, Mrs. M. N. Mar shall, Mrs. II. V. Shull, Mrs. Walter Ben nett, th Misses Annl and Ella, Dunham, Mrs. C. Johnson and Edith Van Arnam. Mrs. Henry W. Yates, corner Capitol avenue and Nineteenth street, assisted by Mrs. J. N. H. Tatrlok, Mrs. Colonel Royal, Mrs. Herman Kounti, Mrs. Ly man Rlqhardson, Mrs. Devi Carter, Mrs. A. Patterson, Mlas OlRa, Berlin, Miss Jacobscn, Miss Minnie Richardson and Miss Dora Lehmer. Preparatory to th annual meeting of the Board of Trad the secretary asks for suggestions on (1). How to unite all railway lines In a common termini of union, freight and passenger depots? (1) A system of grading and paving the en tire city; (3) Locations for manufacturing enterprises; (4) A railway and wagon bridge to Council liluf ts; (5) The proposed chamber of commerce building; (6) A real estate exchange, grain exchange, live stock commission and clearing house; (7) Cheap coal. The members of the choir of St. Phlle- tnena's cathedral tendered Rev. Vicar General Hloridan a supper at the Crelgh- ton house. Twenty Years Ago James E. Hoyd gets news from Wash ington of th supreme" court's decision fliat he Is a cltlsen of the United States and was when elected governor, 'from which office, eight months previous, lie was ousted on the ground that he was an alien. Mrs. John Savage, wife of the detecUve, was taken suddenly and seriously 111 at her home and a physician and the hus band were summoned posthaste. . - Shortly after a, m. flames were seen issuing from the drug store of , M. A. Johnson, Twentieth and Lake, and before extinguished damage to the extent of .500 to 13.000 had been dona to that and adjoining buildings owned by George W. Beard. , About 1,800 persons attended the open- house New Year reception of the Young Men's Christian association. Right Rev. John P. Newman enter tained the local Methodist clergymen and many laymen at a New Year's dinner. Among those present ware: Revs. T. C. Olendennlng, P. S. Merrill, H. L. Powers, J. W. Shank, T. C. Webster, F. W Dross, John Kracker, 11. A. Crane, Charles Snaveley, W. K. Beans, E, G. M. Brown, J. B. Maxfield, Dr. Stuart, Dr. R. 8. Anglln, Dr. D. A. Foots, Dr. J. K. Moore, J. M. Gillan, J. O. PhllHppI, an with their wives, and Messrs. . Fleming, Bar ton, Brower, C. Miller, Sunbrock, Rev. Mr. Abrahamson, Rev, Mr. Swanson, Rev. C. N. Dawson, Rev. William Van Buren. Rev. J. P. Roe and Rev. McKay Stuart of Council Bluffs. Ten Years Ago- Frank Bandle returned from Kansas City, where at a meeting of the members and magnates of the new American as. soclatlon. he was tendered the Omaha franchise. President Torn J. Hlckey was to follow Mr. Bandl to Omaha to aid In making th deal. Mr. Bandle was dls, posed to swept the proposition, but could not say definitely until "another little matter" was cleared up. The bodies of Mr. and Mr. George Rudlo, killed In a wreck at Malta, III.. were deposited In th receiving vault at Prospect Hill cemetery, awaiting, final disposition by relatives. Troy Nicholson, the young Omaha man who dropped dead In Kanaaa City , on Christmas eve, was burlnd at Foreat Lawn cemetery under direction of the Young Men's Christian association. M. F. Funkhouser, who with Carroll O. Pearse. had made a trip to other cities to look at convention hulk for sug. gestlons for building Omaha's Auditorium, said: "What w found out was that a building such as will be built In Omaha will be of greater advantage to the city than could be brought about by any other investment." ' Fred Loew severed Ms connection with the Boston store to go to Milwaukee to engage in bualness for himself. Frank It. Wllderman died at the age of 24. The district judges met and assigned themselves to the dockets as follows Criminal, Irving V. Baxter; Jury, Jacob Fawrrtt: Jury, W. W. Slabaugh; Jury, Lee 8. Evtelle; equity, Ben ' 8. Baker eouity. William W. Keyscr; equity, W. T Dickinson. People Talked About Happy New Year. Tli wagon waits; go to It! Now you're on again. How far to off again? Writing down Qeorg Washington as a military biunderwr 130 years after suggests that soma living popl are sllU grieving because Gorg, won. The old man with the whiskers and seyth cleverly ducked th problem of standardising bash, leaving it on th cea ttr ef th desk for the Nrr Yasw kkft. Doctor disagree about th condition ef Banker Mora. IJk sick people In ordinary acclaty, th banker must r eelv tha season's greetings at his present home. Old Year and New Chora of Poets Batata th Waw Tear aad Bid rarawtU to tfee Old. "Rlnar Oat. Wild Hells." Ring out. wild bells, to the wild sky. Th flying cloud, the rrostv light. The year Is dying In the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let Mm til. Ring out the old, ring In the new. Ring, happy bells, acrosx the snow; The year is going, let him go; Ring out th false, ring In the true. Ring out the grief that saps the mind. For those that here we see no more; Ring out the fued of rich and poor, Ring In redress to all mankind. Ring out a slowly dying cause. And ancient forms of pnrty strife; Ring In the nobler modes of life. With sweeter manners, purer laws. Ring out the want, the rare, the sin. The faithless coldness of the times; Ring out, ring out, my mournful rhymes But ring the fuller minstrel In. Ring out false pride In place and blood. The. civic slander and the spite; Ring In the love of truth and right. Ring In the common love of good. Ring out old shspes and foul disease; Ring out the narrowing lust of gold; Ring out the thousand wars of old, Ring In the thousand years of peace. Ring In the valiant man and free. Th larger heart, the kindlier hand; Ring otit the darkneuR of the land. Ring In the Christ that Is to be. -ALFRED TENNYSON. Sonaeta for the 'ewr Year. This yesr I shall endeavor to be Just. To judge men as I wish them to Judge me, To try to keep myself from envy free. To more than earn my wage, to merit trust. To crane, from being swayed by every guat. That blows across my path; to try to see Th good there Is; to labor honestly For honor's sake, and not because 1 must. Thla year I shall endeavor to be brave. To give no otber reason to complain. To be no foolish habit's humble slave. To ceaso to dread the smirking fool's disdain. Tt ever hope for better things to come. To keep from swearing If I pound my thumb. This year I shall endeavor to give cheer To those who sit In doubt and those who sigh. To those who, bearing bruises, wonder why The world has grown se barren and so drear: t And, though the sky be overcast or clear, My hpart shall be serene, my purpose high; No task shall be too hard for me to try, My breast shall have no room for foolish fear. This year I ahnll endeavor where I may To comrort those whose burdens bear them down. To let no man as I shall go my wsy Behold my face disfigured by a frown. To try, when others Walk upon my toes, To smile because they haven't bumped my nose. -S. E. KISEFt. Dirge of the Year. Orphan Hours, the Year Is dead. Come ana sign, come ana weep: Merry Hours, smile Instead, For the Year is but asleep; See, It smiles as It Is Bleeping, Mocking your untimely weeping. As an earthquake rocks a corse In Its coffin in the clay. 8o white Winter, that rough ntirse, Rocks tha dead-cold Year toaay; Solemn Hours! wall sloud For your mother in her snroua. As the wild air stirs end sways The tree-swung cradle ot a cnllo. So the breath of these rude days Rocks the year. Be calm ana raiia. Trembling Hours; she will arise With n)w love within ner eyes. January gray Is here. Like a sexton ty ner grave; February bears the bier; March with grief doth howl and rave, And April weeps but O ye Hours! Follow with May s lairetti nowere. -PERCY UySHUfcJ Bi-ibLLKX. Old Year and Xerr. What have thou done for us. What have you won lor us, Dying old yearT What iav you taught us. What hav you brought us we snouia noia aearr Friendship's sweet pleasures, Sorrow's rich treasures, Love and good cheer. Just as we're parting, , A new year Is starting Beside your dark bier; While shadows are falling. New duties are calling In buale notes clear. We mingle our sadness With hope and with giaaness; A smile with tear. Blith New Year, w greet you; Be kind, w entreat you; Could we but steer Your ending should find us With strife all behind, us. With loved ones all nere: With brotherhood growing. Good will overflowing. For all, rar enn near. ARCHIBALD HOPKIN8. At New Yenr'a. Across the darkening floor th fitful flrelHht falls: Now flaring, now grown dim, tt dies along the walls; And ever aa it dies th crowded present palls. From passing years and past she comes and soitiy cans. Once more she sits beside me hew hushed the twiilgnt grows: Beside me; and the sweetness of her tireaent slows As lately did the firelight blossom as the rose When o'er June gardens fair the breath of summer blow. O love! so dear and lost! each year more than before. Had 1 but told thee all, yes, all the love I bore . Thee then, I bear thee yet, could It have given thee mor Of life and love? Oh, long are waiting years and sore! Forgive! Why did I speak! Again th vlMlnn Ilea: The winter snows lie deep above he narrow bed: The snows of forty winters heavy on her head; So fair she was! so young to He down with tne ueaa. So long to wait? so long to mourn! And all the aieama Of her. atlll fair, stilt young. Where waits ahe? And how deems The old man sitting her with memories for dreamsr Too long alone that grave beneath the tall lne eeemn. ELIZABETH WEST PARKER. Ntit Year Ron a. Not a single emerald ember. Not a glint or gleam ot gold. Gilds the garden wher for warden Broods the pallid wraith ot Cold; Snow-elves down th gray sky flying Hither, thither, swift and sheer, Bugler wind to wind replying, Wslcoui In th youngling year. Far along th river border All Is frosted, all Is frore; Lea t less dlnsle. rime-whlt slJngle, Lin tn barren reach ef abor Yet whsr ately reaches glisten. And fleet skaters dart and veer, Gleeful voices. ah. but listen! V lconio In tbe youngling yar. Whit although b strewn behind us Wrecked ambitions, broken alms. Ever vernal, aye. eternal, Hope's irracilaot pharos flames; Let us then with valiant chorus Lift our bail to Janlvere, Face with faith what Ilea before us. Welcome In the youngling year! . CLINTON tCOLLARD. ThcBcesLcllcrBox n Net taased by "Over Religion." OMAHA, Neb, Dec. 2.-To th Editor of The Bee: Laurie J. Qulnby Is quoted In tonight's Bee as saying ot the unfortii at George W. Parker, whose sad condi tion all his numerous Mends deplore: "I knew that he had formerly hsd a mental trouble over religion. He was brought up very orthodox In the Episco palian church. When lie l:ft the church he got out altogether and Into material ism. His faith was completely shaken and there was nothing left. He was hard driven In the line of orthodoxy." Mr. Qulnby may have been misquoted. But assuming that he made this state ment, at least in substance, I am quite sure he, being Interested In truth, will welcome this correction. George Parker's "mental trouble" In the spring of 1905 was not "over religion." Nor was he "hard driven In the line of or. thodoxy," whatever that may mean. True "his faith was completely shaken," as that of other Immature minds has been, when long prior to his mental breakdown, h began Inquiring Into the negations and strange vagaries which so largely engage the time and attention of organizations like th Philosophical society. 1 warned him of the danger, while his mind was immature and not settled by deeper study, of associating with those whose delight seemed to be In raising doubts Which they could not answer or allay. The result was, as I foresaw, a loss of faith. But even that was not the cause of his men tal breakdown. It was due to Incessant labor In writing a book In reply to Dix on's "Leopard's Spots." When Parker read that book the injustice of It seemed to set him on fire. He mldresscd himself to the task of answering It and worked In cessantly at It night and diy.. going without food and proper sleep, and as the result of that tension he became violently Insane. Many of us who know and love him, and there has never been any break In our friendship, have felt apprehensive about him since that time lest from over study, he might break down again. No, sir. It was not "over religion" whether "very orthodox" or very unorthodox, that George W. Parker had his mental breakdown a few years ago, a mental un balancing, which all of us hoped might never recur. Its Immediate cause was as I have stated. JNO. ALBERT WILLIAMS. W mter l.np t Round Trip Excursion Tickets rc Nw on Sale Daily via the C. C& N. W. Ry. to Florida, Cuba, New Orleans, Mobile and the Gulf Coast C'The splendid trains of the" Fast Train Chicago )and Omaha and North Western Chicago The Best of Everything KW2001 Variable and Universal Line Spacing One of the satisfying conveniences of the Smith Premier Typewriter which saves time is the variable and universal Una spacer. This device brings the writing point just whora you want it in order to insert a letter or word in any given line of typewriting, and also permits of writing on the line of ruled paper even though the distance between lines varies. At the right hand end of the platen you will find a small knob. Press this knob and you can bring the paper exactly to the line required. The perfect alignment of the Smith Premier type writer need never be marred in making correc tions, once the operator learns to use the variable and universal line spacer. Also writing on the line on ruled paper is as simple as writing on unruled paper because of this device. And yet it is but one of the 28 Smith Premier ad vantages. The business men of Omaha are generally acquainted now, with the fact that this is the typewriter office that doesn't "pester" a man to buy. They ask for a demonstra tor with full knowledge that "all" their time, from thon on, will not be taken listening to typewriter salesmen. They feel 6afe that's why they call. The Smith Premier Typewriter Co, biouVcity, 19th and Douglas Sts. dSSes. OMAHA, NEB. LAST YEAR'S SMILES. "Talk Is chrsp." commented the ready made philosopher. ' That remark." replied Senator Sor gt:m, "provee that you have never under taken to pay the traveling expense. an.i hotel bills of a party oi campaign orators." Washington Star. "Myre, how long has Joe Nevlus been going with you?" "About eighteen years. " "That seems an awfully long time, "Yes; I sometimes wonder If Joe's ever going to ask me to marry him." Chicago Tribune. Old Gent Where sre you going wltlt that goat, little boy? Little Bov lown to the lake. Com slong if yon wantrr fee some fun. This here goat has Jet et a crate o" spongee. an' I'm going down to let him drink. fan Francisco Chronicle, "Fred tells me he has- made It cne of his good resolutions this year to pay ail his debts." "Then, tske a friend's advice and steer clear of him, or he will be coming to you to borrow the money." Baltimore Ameri can. "Do you love your parents. Reginald?" "Oh. yes." "And why do you love your parents, Reginald?" Oh. It's tha conventional thing. Boston Transcript. "Did the burglars overlook anything ot value?" Inquired the reporters. "I'd rather not say anything about thnt," answered the man whose house had been robbed. "Why so?" Because they'll be watching the papers) for a day or two. I think, to find out." Chicago Tribune. REVERIE OF "A G00DFELL0W.'' Oh, the happy days Just pnst! Christmas love. That kind will last. ; We've all been happy and content; We've Just found out what Christmas meant. Peace and happiness reigned supreme. Was it all a Christmas dream? ; All those blessed nights and days. Planning out our means and ways. We can look wltlt pleasure true. On these days we've Just passed throughv Were they all Just what they seemed. Or have we slept, and all this dreamed? They were So full of peaceful joy! '. So precious seemed each little toy. And every single, blessed thought. With love, and joy. and peace was fraught. " Now are these all Just what they seem, Or Is It all a Christmas dream? , Those happy days. Those peaceful hours. Oh! blessed time In Christmas' bowers. They now have passed beyond recall. His precious love shines through them all. We know these hours are i what they seem, And not a fleeting Christmas dream. FRANCIS E. BATES. Seymour, Mo., Dcr. 27, 1911. between Omaha and Chicago connect at the latter city with all lines to the South and Southeast, forming a passenger service that cannot be surpassed. Tnronf A railway anJ tteamahip ficAefs arm olto on alm to th Mtdltmrranaan, th Holy Land and to all European titimu Sleeping car reservations and reservations of spec on steamships to points named above given prompt and careful attention. Trains leave Omaha for Chicago: 7:40 a.sk f:00., 1:50 .. 12:05 .. iMf.m. 12:40 a.au 5:10 p.sk , 7:55 p.sw. Tuitt Officet ' 1401-1403 Famam Strut Omaha, Ntb.