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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1912.
TlIE OMAHA DAILY BEL
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will be changed as often m t-qarated-
Mr. Bryan may stop off la Es
meralda to see Majorminnemaecot.
Adam Bede says trailing a bull
moose Is easier than shooting billy
owls.
In spite of the simplified-spelling
be, Pittsburgh Insists on that
final "h." .
Next chance to register 1 Tuesday,
October 1. Make an engagement with
yourself.
Lying in his case Is not a habit,
but a gift. J. Adam Bede on the
trail of the bull moose.
Now that the federal government
washes money there Is a new excuse
for a shrinking bank roll.
' Mothers who' want their sons to
follow a safe occupation should urge
them to become policemen. ''
He has stopped trying to explain
why he renounced his promise never
to accept another nomination.
Tt 1. 1 A I V.1J - t .V 1 ,
runs dm iaaea uuiu ui vug uai-
tin problem in earnest. Some other
cities seem afraid of getting stuck.
If the republican party is so bad
aa all that, why don't the Roosevelt
bunch get' off the republican -ticket?
"Money Is not all there is In life,"
says George W. Perkins. No, and
some folks knew it before he spoke.
President Tart will root for Bos
ton in the world's series with the
Giants. A winner likes another win-ner.
A Mlssourlan named Fowler has
been arrested for stealing chickens.
Yet they say there is nothing in a
name.
Arizona and New Mexico, which
were admitted to statehood under
President Taft, are now on the po
litical map.
What the Colonel Wanted,
The colonel was beaten fairly and
squarely for the nomination at Chi
cago, as every one admits who
knows anything about it. The colonel
undertook to get the nomination for
himself by setting up 200 fraudulent
conteste for fake delegations, which,
had he controlled the party machin
ery, he would have seated, and
through whom he would have pre
vented the nomination of President
Taft, even though he might not have
been able to nominate himself.
The colonel has no more ardent
and devoted follower than Prof. Al
bert Bushnell Hart of Harvard uni
versity, who was one of his dele-gates-at-large
from Massachusetts,
who in Chicago followed his instruc
tions in every particular, and who Is
now supporting him earnestly. In an
article in the Boston Transcript, Prof.
Hart incidentally explains what the
colonel wanted to do:
The main trouble In the Chicago con
vention was that a lot of delegates had
been chosen by methods, which, although
not prohibited by the rule book, were
not afflrmatli-ely statinl there, and t'ie
other side, which was In possession 0f
the referee, the umpire and the linesmen,
declined to make any ruling which would
Involve a change of traditions.
In other words, had the colonel
been "in possession of the referee,
the umpire and the linesmen" he
would have thrown tradition, law
and honest dealing to the winds, and
have counted himself in. Being
blocked in this effort, he is trying
now to divert attention from the
facts by hurling vicious epithets at
every one who refused to do his bidding.
ANGER OF GREAT MEN
Allowance Should Be Made for the Ball Moose Temper.
Portland Oregonian.
Really, Commissioner Ryder only
needs to go through the ordeal of the
recall to cinch his already accumu
lated national reputation,
A Lincoln newspaper comes out
with a real boost for, the Ak-Sar-Ben
.festivities at Omaha. The era of good
feeling Is surely approaching.
The colonel's common expletive,
"By George," might be mistaken In
the heat of a speech for "My George"
without getting wide of the mark.
Our republican candidates who are
trying to perform also in the progres
sive ring must appreciate better now
the difficulties that all these years
have been besetting the democratic
acrobats walking a populist slack
wire.
And here is the mayor of Kansas
City declaring to a gathering of its
business men: "It is time you got
some ginger into the business spirit
of the town,- as you had It fifteen
years ago." That puts a different
aspect on the reputation we thought
Kansas City bore for putting ginger
in its spirits. " "
The Budget System.
Aside from any political consid
eration, President Talt's advocacy
of a budget system, instead of the
promiscuous appropriation method,
Is entitled to tb6 soberest attention.
It ought to carry weight. with those
who believe in applying the prin
ciple of economy and efficiency to
governmental business. As the
president says, this is the only great
nation that , operates without a
budget. It pays other nations and
would pay this one. It would cut
off loose ways of wasting the public
money, now fostered by the pork
barrel system. ,
The president urged upon the late
congress that it co-operate with the
economy and efficiency commission,
but without avail, for the democratic
majority in the house was not willing
to sink party politics in the common
good. Sooner or later Mr, Taft's pro
posal will carry and then we shall
wonder that we ever attempted to
transact business on the loose, hap
hazard basis as now.
In urging the budget plan, the
president points out also, that under
the old system congress has usurped
functions of the executive to the de
basement of the service. It is neces
sary for the president to know the
needs and progress of every depart
ment of the government, and it Is a
vicious system that enables anybody
to withhold from him such informa
tion, as the house has done. The
president has cut down many recom
mended appropriations, saving mil
lions to the government, but under a
definite budget plan much more good
could be accomplished.
Our Greatest Output.
And , now comes the American
farmer and again challenges the won
der of the world with his crops. We
boast of our manufactures and of
our mineral resources, and tell with
pride of our commerce that mounts
into the billions, but when we come
to face the facts of the American
farm words are feeble. The figures
in the totals are beyond the power
of man's mind.
For example, the government's es
timate on the corn crop now almost
matured is .2,995,000,-000 bushels;
on the wheat crop, 690,000,000 bush
els; for the oats, 1,290,000,000 bush
els, and for other leading crops the
tale is told in similar figures. If
the crops named are sold at prevail
ing market prices they will bring al
most $4,000,000,000. The other
crops will Increase this until Secre
tary Wilson's estimate of 19,000,-
000,000 as the value of the 1911
crop will be passed just as the yield
of last season has been passed in
totals.
Nebraska's share in this wonderful
total is such as will bring the state
right into the front rank when the
final figures are published. The
American farm Is still the underly
ing factor in the nation's prosperity,
and nowhere is the farmer more lib
erally rewarded tor his toil than in
Nebraska.
It Is but one of the many signs of Mr.
Roosevelt's greatness that he has a bad
temper. Heroes of all ages have been
notable for this Infirmity. Napoleon
would fly into a rage for less than the
loss of a book and lay about him right
and left. Seldom was there an article
of furniture left whole after one of his
rage was over. Sometimes he ended a
fit of passion by foaming at the mouth
and falling into ' epilepsy. The colonel
certainly made things lively for the hotel
people when he saw his book was lost,
but compared with the conduct of other
heroes, more or less mythical, In similar
predicaments, he was moderate, There
was Martin Luther, for instance, who
quarreled with every other theologian
under heaven and finally capped the cli
max by getting into a row with the devil.
As the affair grew heated Luther threw
his Ink bottle at the adversary and hit
him, too. It does not appear that Colonel
Roosevelt threw anything harder than
words at the hotelkeeper. They may have
hurt the poor fellow's feelings a little,
but what is that to spatter a person
all over with Ink?
Caesar was another hero, whose temper
got away from him many a time when it
would have been far wiser to have reined
it In. Alexander the Great would fly into
a passion when the least thing went
wrong and Frederick the Great's father,
when he was crossed, became a perfect
fury. Time and again he ran through the
streets of Berlin striking right and left
with his cane and driving his bewildered
subjects Into whatever shelter they could
find. The colonel lashes only with his
tongue thus far, but infirmity of temper
always grows upon these great historic
characters with advancing age and In
creasing power. Hence we may know;
what to expect as his reign . progresses.
A man who possesses the sense of omnip
otence cannot bear to hear either his au
thority or his wisdom questioned, spe
cially when both have become universally
admitted and admired. He gradually
Identifies criticism with rebellion and.
feeling the entire being of a great nation
summed up in his own soul, sees little
difference between one who differs with
him and one who actually blasphemes
his name.
Indeed, it is quite natural and proper
that the colonel should ascend Olympus
and sit among the deities. The same cus
tom prevailed among his precursors in
ancient Rome. They not only became
gods, but they were worshiped with for
mal religious rites. People not only said,
''as for me and my house we will serve
the divine Nero or Heliogabulus," but
they actually did it No doubt" we shall
alt be doing the same thing before long,
mutatis mutandis.' We look expectantly
for the appearance of some great genius
who shall compose a prayer book and
ritual for the service of the divine Theo
dore. Those who recognize his divinity
will, of course, perceive nothing incon
gruous in the colonel's belief that he Is
the one great man and the sum total of
human wisdom. Most kings and all
deities have felt the same way. "In me,"
exclaimed the great Julius to the pirates
who had laid unholy hands upon his per
son, "you carry the destinies of Rome."
Louis of France expressed the same
thought still more tersely when he told
his courtiers, "I am the state," If the
colonel thinks, therefore, that he Is the
United States and all its inhabitants, why
should we find fault with him? He can
find plenty of precedent among the
kings and emperors, who, In his opinion,
are his only proper associates.
EoolilpBaiisWard
This Day in Omaha
COMPILED FROM DEE Fllr-
r
SEPT. 23.
TAFT'S EPITOMIZED PLATF0EM
An Era of Prosperity Promoted by Wise Action.
Washington Post.
More effective than any plank In the
republican platform, more convincing
than any other argument that he could
make to the voters, la the statement
made by President Taft that the chief
question the country must decide is
whether It Is safe to make a change in
the White House at a time when we are.
entering upon a new era of prosperity.
It would be difficult for the president
to frame a better platform for his cam
paign than is Implied In that part of his
statement wherein he says:
"Crops are bumpers, and conservative
business interests throughout the country
are thriving under tried conditions which
permit a share in the prosperity which
will continue unless there Is a change
to frighten off capital or bring about Just
such disturbing conditions aa the tariff
bills I vetped might have brought about.
I. vetoed those bills because I was con
vinced they would disastrously disturb
business condition's In the country."
From the president's standpoint, no bet
ter argument could be made for the con
tinuance of the present administration
In power. Neither Colonel Roosevelt nor
Governor Wilson Is making any refer
ences to the great wave of prosperity
which is sweeping over the country. The
steel mills are working full time; all
other mills are working to capacity; the
railroads at last are making extensions,
and the crops give promise of being phe
nomenal. Mr. Taft makes a strong point in his
argument that the low tariff bills sub
mitted to htm at the last session of
congress might have halted the prosper
ity that is rapidly spreading. Had he
signed the tariff bills, and had many
mills closed as a result, with thousands
of men thrown out of work, his would
have been the responsibility, and he
would have been held to account by the
public. The president therefore would
bo well within his rights if he claimed
more credit than he does.
There were those who held some months
ago that the president would have shown
better political judgment by signing the
democratic bills and letting the country
take the consequences. . Such a course
might have put the country in a frame
of mind where It would have turned
naturally to the republican party for re
lief. But President Taft felt too high
a sense of responsibility to play politics
tn so grave a crisis. He is justified
now, therefore, In claiming credit for the
part he played in fringing; about the
new era of prosperity.
ox
ran
POLITICAL SNAPSHOTS.
Praetiee Groands for Itlh School.
OMAHA, Sept 23,-To the Editor of the
Bee: I am addressing this same cornel
munlcatlon to the Board of Education and
I hope you will give It space.
In view of the liberal attitude of the
board toward school athletics la the last
few years, I wish to call attention to t
method of greatly Improving the present
practtce grounds of the Central High
school at Twenty-second and Davenport
Streets.
The. present practice grounds, now
being cleared up for the fall foot ball
practice, I presume, Is somewhat smaller
than the field was before grading was
started on the new west wing, but If a
retaining wall were built on the north
side of the field (this could be done at
a comparatively small cost) extending
nearly to. Davenport street, the low side
of the present field could be filled In,
and that would make a lot big enough
for several teams to play on at once, 01
suitable for practice games, and all forms
of athletics :
The reasonable cost and ease of carry
Ing this idea out would seem to justify
Its consideration.
GEORGE F. DARLOW.
California papers make much of
their state's salubrious climate, which
is salubrious in spots. And that is
well, but it would be better if the ex
ploiting was not, done at the expense
of the climate of other sections of
the country. It 111 becomes a San
Francisco paper, for instance, to say
too much on the subject of meteoro
logical conditions to the exaltation
of that great city and the disparage
ment of others further east. If the
rest of the world is willing to keep
still on a few things, San Francisco
, ought to be.
The international peace movement
never had anyone In the White
House to score for it as vigorously
as President Taft. The re-election of
the president would mean more for
world peace than anything its advo
cates have accomplished in fifty
years. :
How clever In our hydraulic water
boarders exempting themselves from
the recall when they patched up the
commission plan law to' perpetuate
their own salaries.
The paradox Is unsupportaele of a
person seriously. embracing the prin
ciple of world peace, and at the same
time working for the glorification of
a war lord 1
So Fllpflopptns; for Him.
SILVEH CREEK, Neb., Sept. S1.-TO
the Editor of The Bee: Permit me to
heartily commend the action taken by A.
8. Moon, chairman of the Loup county
republican central committee. It Is the
stand that all honest republicans should
take. When Governor Aldiich was run
ning two year ago, I could not believe
the charges brought against him of
double dealing,, but since he has keen
governor Ms actions have been such that
those charges do not look so unreasonable
now.
I am now 60 years old and have always
been a consistent republican, ' and if I
have a chance to vote the republican
ticket this fall, shall do so but as be
tween a bull mooser and a democrat, I
feel that I am free to make my own
choice. I see that my old friend. Dr. W.
O. Henry, has departed from the ways
of his youth and is following after strange
gods. The doctor and I were school boys
together and both studied medicine In
the office of his father. As a boy Dr.
Henry had . strong convictions and was
always consistent In following them. But
It is Inexplicable to me now to see how
he can follow a man who has made so
many Inconsistent statements- and been
so Inconsistent in his public actions.
W. C. ROBINSON.
, Softer flla of Criminals.
Baltimore American.
A striking psychological fact In the
case of the now famous New Tork gun
men and of the Virginia feudists, who
made a trade, so to speak, of murder. Is
that they have devoted wives who. one
and all, declare them excellent and lov
ing husbands. The Jekyll-Hyde type
must be abnormally developed when
crime of the worst kind can point with
pride to Its possession of the softer do
mestic virtues . , i
New Tork World: George W .Perkins
enjoys using the profits of the harvester
trust, but, like a true friend of Industrial
justice, wants none of the discredit of the
mistreatment of its 'worklngmen and
women.
Louisville Courier-Journal: William
Jennings Bryan must have put feeling
into that speech advocating one term for
presidents. How's the presidency ever to
get around to all aspirants It each man
who gets the job is to have a couple of
whacks at It?
Chicago Record-Herald: Testimony
which has just been presented in court
Indicates that officials of the Standard
Oil company continue to be In control Of
the subsidiary oil companies, but the pub
lto will not be likely to liken this to a
thunderclap out of a clear sky.
Chicago Inter Ocean: As a further
proof that the primary law will inevitably
retire all the regular republican leaders
who oppose Mr. Roosevelt, we take the
liberty of calling attention to the renom
Ination of the Hon. Sereno Payne for con
gress by a sufficiently large majority.
Boston Transcript: Woodrow Wilson Is
to be credited with a very neat reply to
ex-Senator Beveridge's fear that If he
(Wilson) were elected he would be con
trolled by the bosses. Governor Wilson's
definition of a boss is "a political agent
of certain special Interests, who see to
It, through htm, that' people they can con
trol are put in office, and that lawa they
do not want are kept off the statute
books." This seems very like a reference
to one George W. Perkins, and therefore
all the more worthy of the earnest at
tention of Hon. Albert J. Beverldge.
. A Panama "Roorback."
. New Tork Sun.
The army engineers make short work of
the discovery of a correspondent of the
London Times that the forts on the Naoa
group of island at the Pacific entrance
to the Panama canal could be "pounded
to pieces" by an enemy's heavy guns
mounted on the Islands of Taboga and
Tabogullla, which are outside the Zone.
The engineers draw attention to Article
II, of the treaty, which provides that the
United States may occupy and fortify
these islands for the defense of the canal.
But after ait that Is only one of the
answers to this English tactician; he
should be reminded that a coaling base ts
necessary to operations on a large scale
by a hostile fleet and that no European
or Asiatic nation has such a base, or will
be allowed to have such a base anywhere
on the Pacific coast of continental
America.
Thirty Years Ad
The quarter-centennial celebration of
the Masonic grand lodge was a big
event For the parade, John C. Cowin
was marshal of the day, assisted by Alex
Atkinson. Hon. E. F. Warren, grand
roaster, delivered the anniversary ad
dress, and other speakers were Hon.
Charles F. Manderson, Hon. N. K.
Griggs, A. O. Hastings. G. B. Van Saun,
grand master of Iowa; T. S. Farvin,
grand secretary of Iowa; J. H. Brown,
grand secretary of Kansas The evening
was given over to a bXi- with about 200
In attendance.
The B. & M.'s played a foot race with
the nine In the Western Union office,
running around the diamond fifty-five
times In seven Innings, with a goose
egg for the telegraph boys.
The mass meeting of worklngmen at
the city hall was presided over by Will
iam White as chairman, and W. H
Mulcahy as secretary. , Ed Walsh pre
sented a pretentious platform, and dele
gates were selected to a convention at
Hastings, as follows: C. V. Leyton, Will
iam Sexsauer, John Peterson, John Hiol
lenbeck, Allen Roov. C. J. Brennan,
Charles Davie s, E. Rosewater, John Sim
mons, William CKeefe, P. O. Boise.
A burglar entered the residence of Will
iam Segeteke on South Eleventh street,
but got away with Uttle booty.
Mrs. Helen Gouger of Indiana, held
forth at Boyd's opera house, talking
woman suffrage.
PASSING PLEASANTRIES.
"It's a free and equal country, of
course."
"Well?' ,
"But we all swell up when we get a
brief nod from a millionaire." Louisville
Courier-Journal.
"Why have you tied a bandage around
your hand?" asked the medicine man.
"You remember my favorite weapon,
don't you?"
"Yes."
"Well. I accidentlr grabbed it by the
wrong end." Chicago News.
Teacher What can you say of the
Medea and Persians?
Young America I never kept track of
those minor league teams. Harper's
Weekly.
McStab Jllss Jerolomon. do you-er-think
your father would care if I called
you Minnie?
Lovely Girl Certainly not; he calls me
that himself. Chicago Tribune.
"Did you get any stock with your
farm?" ' . -
"Yes. quite a lot of it."
"Cows, pigs and hens, I suppose."
"No, just a lot of worthless mining
stock I found in the attic." Boston Transcript.
"That man is not a very rood logician,
but he Is a most impressive talker."
"Yes,'' replied Senator iSorghum; "he Is
what the musicians refer to as a oer
former with more temperament than
technique." Washington Star.
men I have ever been engaged to was so
persistent about it." Baltimore Ameri
can. Rose You had to give Clarence a hint
before he'd propose, eh?"
Lily Y-yes: he didn't seem to be
equipped with a self-starter." Chicago
Tribune.
TROUBLE ENOUGH.
Twenty Years Ago
The weather cut a strange caper 1n
Omaha when the thermometer went to
ninety-six and the wind seemed bent on
soaring to an equally high plane of
action.
Charlea C. Rosewater left for Ithica,
N.4T., to resume his college studies at
Cornell.
George H. Thumraell, G. B. Bell and F.
C. Dodge of Grand Island were in the
city.
Manager Burgess of the Farnam Street
theater and Mrs. Burgess left for Topeka
on a ' brief errand.
The Board of Public Works was in
session long enough to let a contract to
grade Martha street from Twentieth to
Twenty-fourth to Ed Phalen at 13 cents
per square yard.
E. J. MeVann of the Pennsylvania lines
with headquarters in Sioux City was in
Omaha on a pleasant mission, which was
to culminate in a few days In his mar
riage to Miss Laura Longpre, daughtei
of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Longpre.
Ten Years Ago
A telegram is received from George B.
Cortelyou, secretary to the president,
dated at Indianapolis, stating that Presi
dent Roosevelt had abandoned his western
trip and therefore would not bo In Omaha
as the guest of Ak-Sar-Ben as planned.
His changed plans were explained away
as due to an abscess on his leg.
J. H. Mickey of Osceola, republican
nominee for governor, arrived in town
or. his way to Norfolk, campaigning.
The Indianapolis American association
ball team arrived in the city for a five
days post-season series with the Rourkes.
Two old vets in the line-up were Billy
Fox at second and George Hogrlever in
right field.
Mrs. Tettle Cavlch, Mrs. Guesie Meyer
and Abbie Cavlch, the 2-year old child
of the former woman named, were badly
burned by the explosion of a gasoline
stove at the home of Mrs. Meyer, 1108
South Thirteenth street.
Frank Murphy and W. V. Morse, presi
dent and secretary of the Omaha Street
railway, were in the east negotiating the
sale of the railway to the Seligman syndi
cate, whose offer, it was said, holders of
BQ per cent of the stock were willing to
accept.
People, Talked About
"Am I the only man you ever loved?"
"Of course you are. But why do you?
keep asking me that? None of the other
W. D. Nesblt In Chicago Post.
We do not need to borrow
Our trouble from tomorrow;
We'll find enough to worry us before
we'ra through today;
We wast our time in fretting
O'er what's to come, forgetting
Tli e goodness and the gladness that are
rich along the way.
We do not need to ponder
On what we left back vondar
Back yonder on the bloted page thav
tells of yesterday:
We should recall the gladness.
And not bring up the sadness,
But let the gloom go to the dark and let
the sunshine stay.
This castfrg uo of trouble
Will only make it double
Will only wilt the flowers that are sweet
along the road.
This thing of being tearful
Instead of waxing cheerful
Because of what has gone, will only add
unto our load.
So. what's the use to borrow
Our trouble 'from tomorrow,
Or clutch the sorrows that we thought
were ours on yesterday?
Today will have Its fretting,
But lot us go. foraetting.
And joy will overtake us while we walk
along the way.
ANDEIS
ST
Will Place on Special Sale
Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday
THE ENTIRE STOCK OF
A. landelberg
1S22 Farnam St, Omaha
Diamonds, Jewelry,
Watches and Silverware
At One-Half or Less Than
Half the Former Prices
This 1 to certify tht r. L. Brwleis sons
bought, through me, the entire etock eryl fixtures
of a Uarvlelberg, 1522 tarnna Street, Omaha, in oqr
possession, August 31st, I 912, eomprlelng diaoon&s,.
jewelry, watches, silverware, leather goods, ete
(Signed)
Trustee
How Di4 II Do Itf
Brooklyn Eagle.
Edison, at work on a new phonographic
invention, slept' only twenty-two hours
out of the 144 In the six working days of
last week. The world wants to get hold
of some of that nerve cure that Edison
Invented to make this sort of thing pos
sible. Or If it is something handed down
to him by his ancestry it must run in
his blood, and be right there for htm to
Isolate, define and tag for the benefit of
the human race. Let us have moving
picture films showing the phagocytes, the
mlcrophags and the maerophags chasing
about In the Edison arterial fluid that
we may see In magnified form exactly
how the candle may be burned at both
ends
Under the reform police system of St.
Paul mashers get the club before the Jug.
Philadelphia points with local pride to
a woman resident who talked for twelve
hours without a break for luncheon. What
happened to the audience Is not stated.
W. E. Brink of Topeka, Kan., a social-
1st street speaker, made some slighting
remarks about the flag In Wichita and
was chased down an alley and into Jail
to save his hide.
A supposed madman gave away- $500
In bills and small change on Broadway,
New York, the other day. and only one
person Is reported as mad enough to de
cline his bounty.
Having successfully unloaded a bumper
crop on a delighted country, the Depart
ment of Agriculture decides that a peanut
is not a nut. Thus is cracked one of the
annoying problems of high living.
The Department of Publio Charities of
New Tork City wants H5ffi.6T8.66 - to
carry on its business during 1913. Of this
sum the department will take $l,M6,5M.7i
for salaries, just to show that the
maxim, "charity begins at home," Is not
a dead one. f -
William Henry Harbaugh of Danville.
111., celebrated his 107th birthday by
smoking hs first cigar, which he en
Joyed immensely. Mr. Harbaugh, who
located in Danville in 1883, conducted the
first blacksmith shop in the town. At
the age of 75 he retired, but after round
ing out a century, be again took up the
work at his son's blacksmith shop.
Rather than pay U. to a constable
for serving twenty-five witnesses to ap
pear in her behalf. Mrs. Anna Goldberg
of Lansdowne, Mo., induced Justice Bell
of East St. Louis to permit her to be het
own process server. Her request was
granted by the court after she had ex
plained that $11.25 would purchase a new
dress, a fall hat or four pairs of shoes.
In a message reported to have been re
ceived by a bughouse candidate in Wash
ington from a defunct friend in Old
Harry's bungalow, the sender describes
his abode as a pleasant one, with fine
weather and cultured company and the
host a prince of entertainers. This
Idyllic situation in the scriptural flrepot
la accounted for by the absence of presi
dential campaigns.
Mrs. Lola G. Baldwin, originator and
head of the department of public safety
of Portland, Ore., was a pioneer in mu
nicipal protective work for young women.
Eight years ago she convinced the people
of Portland that such a department was
needed. She was put at the head of the
work, which soon proved so valuable that
It was incorporated under the city char
ter and civil service rules .
This is an Extraordinary Opportunity to Buy the Most
Beautiful and Valuable Christmas Gifts at
One-half the Regular Holiday Prices.
SEE THE GREAT WINDOW DISPLAYS
Sale Begins Tuesday at
BRANDEIS STORES
ESS
Low One-Way Fares
September 25 to October 10
$30
$25
TO
CALIFORNIA AND PACIFIC NORTH
WEST. TO
UTAH, IDAHO AND MONTANA.
TRAVEL VIA
i
The Southern or low altitude route, via El Paso
and New Mexico, or through the Colorado Rock
ies and Salt Lake.
Ask for a free folder, "Across the Continent in a Tourist
Sleeping Car."
J. S. McNALLY,
Div. Pass. Agent,
1322 Farnam Street.
Omaha, Neb.

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