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1T1E BEE: OMAHA, SATHiDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1912. THE OMAHA DAILY BKI3 t" tT(-MiKn UY UPWARD RQSBWATHU. V1CTOH ROflBWATHR. HD1T01C HUB DI'1L.P1N,0, FAitNAM AND 1?TH. ' Rntered at Omaha jiostotflco as Becond. tluMS inaltcr. TERMS OF SUBStnUFTION. Sunday Bee, one year . Saturday Bee, one 5'car Vi2 Haliv Bee, without Hunday, ona year. 4.W Dally Bee, ami Sunday, ono year.... e.o DKL,tVKRBI BY CARRIBR. Kentng and Sunday. per month...... c Kvenlng. without Bimdny, per month, z&o J'alh lice. Including Sunday, per mo. c,c Dally Bee, without Sunday, per mo... o Address all complaints or Irregularities In delivery to City Circulation Dept. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft. express or postal orajr, livable to The Bco-Publishing Company, only 2-c.ent stamps Vceslved In pay" of small accounts- Tertonal checks, ox fpt on Omalia andeaetern exchange, not accepted. , OFFICES.. Omaha Tlie Bee building., . Pnuth Omaha-31S N street. , , Council Bluffs-it Norths-Main .street Uncoln :s Llttlo building., . nilcaco 1011 Marquette building. Kansas City Reliance- building. Now Vork-ai "West Thirty-third, St. lyouls 02 Frisco building. Washington-735 Fourteenth BU J, w. Communications relating .to news editorial matter should be J nfldrMei Omaha Bee. Kdltcrlal Department, . NOVEMBER CUtCULATION 49805 Btatn of Nebraska, County or Douglas, s' lwlght Williams, circulation managef of The Brio' Publishing company, beltja dulv nworrt Kirys that tho average dalli circulation Vfortjtho month of November, 19'.i wastWEOC. PWIQIIT WILLIAMS, 1 'Circulation Managor fiiiljBarlbefl.Un my presence and wor-i to befora xna this -6th day of Pecombe. 1312. ROBERT. HUNTBR (Seal.) . . , - Ndtajy public. Snlwcrlbiir learine; th city temporarily ' sk'nraia- haye The llee mailed, it thrjn. ' Address will 1e changed an often re quested. Saturday in also which to do It. a good day on Who will dotcrmlno, whether a postor la "unsightly" under tho now law? They may pound down tho "U. P." stocks, but tho old Overland goes on forovor. Did you over notice how smoothly tho world sails on oven when tho pouter poutB? , Wonder If uny hon In this section forgot to dnto-mark the'egga she laid last July. And, speaking about weather, havo you noticed any cllmato'of lato that is up to Nebraska's? Tho man who comes through 1.1 fo with hla Vermiform appendix Intact has something whereof .to boast. ' ' ' .) T-T. f Mrs. Catt advocates womon wear ing trousers. Dr. Mary Walker goes hor ono bettor In wearing them" An eastern r paper speaks of "squeezing tho railways." Well, turn about la fair play, isn't it, glrlB? In tho matter of publicity, Ne braska doesn't jncpd , rhetoric; tho, piain incis, piainiy eiutca, are most eloquent. . Most of us are by now aware that Christmas comes but onco a year. And it usually ?omes beforo wo are ready for It. About tho first thing tho incoming legislature will havo to do will be to dig out from under an avalanche fit appropriation bills. To William II. Crane The Bee ex tends its heartiest felicitations, and wishes tor him many moro years of his active; usoful Ufa. The dollar gas proposition is get ting Into the shapo where It is up to somebody to, take it or leave it. Then tho courts will get a chance The fireplacu was much more pop ular when It 'could bo maintained with a fuw back logs costing nothing moro than tho effort to chop them. f i ' i '-1 ... Tho dispute over Amerlca'o right to run Its own canal is not tho first ono it ovor got into with England, and tho rofereo's tab shows wo nevor lost. In casting about for a suitable Christmas , present for ydttr dearest friend, had you thought of a sub Bcrlptlon to . tho Congressional Record? It remuins to bo scon whether a fortunate statesman will he a grate ful president aud appoint tho Hon T, Ham Lowis to a McGregor seat at the plo counter. . Governor Hadloy refused to. let the Kansas uuy caiior-Dosa do nis think tag for him, now ho .is ridiculed as "Gabriel." Had ho surrendered hla right to think for himself he would havo continued to receive tho flatter ing unction of the big boss, Tbo Now York Stock exchange spokesman told the house invefftl gating commltteo thero had been no occasion to increase the membership of the exchange since I860, "for the present momboTBlirp "watf ahlo to han dle the business ot the public." Ob viously BO. An argument used against, limiting Ban Francisco's sumptuary rights Was that it would prevent the city frpm extending "California hospital ity ' to its visitor during the 1'auama-Paclflc exposition. And they do say that California hospitality la of 5U lilgb. a gravity as the purest Kentucky brand, i Again the Garbage Question. Onco more Omnlia Is facing a se-j rlons problem because of tho inndo ina'to nud Inefficient provisions for tho removal and disposition of hotisohold rcfuso and garbage. Tha city took over tho buslnoss last spring, putting out tho prlvnto con- corns then doing the work In any thing but a satisfactory rnnnner. But tho means have provon lnsuffl ciont, mainly for tho lack of money to pay. thp costof tho service. The housoholdcr Is now Informed tliat for tho rost .of , tho. month ho must foot the bill If he has any garbage re moved. This problem hns been beforo Omaha for so many years that most of tho cltizons seem to accept It as an institution raUior than an inci dent, Its solution is slmplo. All that is needed la a' properly organ ized syatcm under tho control of tho proper officer with an ampin fund to defray tho cost. This must bo pro vided. No saving Is effected by cut ting the appropriation short at both ends. Gnrbago must be . removed, either at public or private chargo, and experience hns amply proven that It can bo more choaply and ef ficiently dono uiidor public control. The rest is up to tho city council. The New Billposter Ordinance. Tho determination of tho city council to enact a now billposter or dinance comes not a day too soon. Tho proposed mcasuro is designed to abolish "unsightly" posters, which: marka it as a very ambitious mcasuro nnd leaves room for tho exorcise of soino rnro discrimination as to Just what constitutes unslghtllnoss. Tho law is not prosumod to put all bill boards out of business, but whatever It doos or loaves undone, it should rid tho downtown business streets of a lot of rubbish that has no right thero and make It unlawful for this, $cctlon to bo turned to such pur poses. It should prohibit tho dis playing of signs and pictures on buildings in process of construction' or tho closures temporarily built about thorn along tho principal, thor oughfares. Abuses of this kind havo reached tho limit of lato, but uot without somo compensation if they havo helped tb Inpijlro tho council to action. Blackhand and Blackmail. Three men chnrgod' with threaten ing tho life of Presldent-olect.Wilson, of -whom they domandod money, nro under arrest. If Droved to be tho real culprits, they should bo dealt with to the very limit ot the law, Their caso should bo mado a striking object lesson and, it possible, a warn ing to other annrchlstn nnd murder ous blaokmatlorn, A nation that has paid so dearly for its oxporlonco with this species ot crlmo cannot afford lenient treatment of those" found fcullty of it'ln any form. Tho 'specific charges' on Which tho trio 'is held iB."mtsuBo 6t tho mails," but if tho' evidence dovelops the moro nsldious crlmo, oven though they nay bo shown to be novices, tho law undoubtedly will prove olasUo enough to warrant a graver chargo, with its attendant penalty. To those dlspoood to look lightly upon tho caso in hand only bocauso no ovort danger has conio of Jt, tho assassina tion ot three men olected to tho pres idency and tho attempted assassina tion of tho fourth only a few weeks ago. should grimly disturb them. Blackmail, ovun unaccompanied by a threat of death, is far too serious a crime to receive careless attention. It is tho enemy that springs from tho dark nnd sinks tho dagger Into tho heart from behind. Tho penalty should always bo mado lis drastic as possible Parcels Post Insured The Insurance feature of tho par cels poBt Bhowa how far tho govern ment has gone to give tho poople tho maximum Borvico for tho minimum expense to them by tho l'ostofflco department, the chief buslnoss do- j nrtmntifnf hn f?nvnrnmont so far as - .---. . the public is concerned. With tho free rural delivery, the postal sav- lngs banks, and now tho parcels post, its advantages havo undergone an elaboration with which tho coat to tho pooplo is not to bo compnrod. Not only may a wide variety of mattor bo transmitted by parcels post at npmlnnl expense, but most ot thl8 matter may also bo insured against loss to, tho owner, l'arcols may bu. registered and rocolvo special delivery ecrvlce on payment of the ubuuI fees and In addition insured In uny amount equivalent to their ac tual valuo, but not to oxcood " $25. upon payment of a feu ot only 5 cents; $50 for a fee ot 10 cents. Thus ovory precaution Is taken to In sure Inexpensive, speedy and safe transmission. Tho complaint Is often made that the Postoffice department, for this reason or that, closes tho fiscal year with a deficit. This latest extension of its facilities should help to make clear the basic fact that that Is not tho moat important consideration; that tho PoBtofflce department was not devised as a money-making bu reau,, any more than the War, Js'avy or other deportment, but waB Intended for exactly tho use being made of It to serve the peoplo to the best ad- Vantage. Of course, It is desirable, if nnsRlhl. to dn fin wltlintit n dnfli It. Wif with nun rathnr than limit nn bUt with one rather than limit or sacrifice tne service, ThisDaylnOmalii a WWHIKD KHOrvJ DUB FILB-B "14. DUO. Thirty Years Ago ine weather Is colder and snow Is threatened. The night Bohool established by tho Board of lluoatlon ha 100 pupils en rolled. Tho St Paul road gives notice of the withdrawal of the 16-coitt rate to Chi cago. W. F. Stoetzel asks tho finder of a small account book and ledger Jolt on Tenth street between Hickory and the Union l'aclflo track to return tho same. City Bnglnccr Itoxewoter and Chair man Crclghton of tho Board of Public Works have "gone to Washington to In spect paving and municipal Improve ments there. A Crulcksliank & Co.'s big store on Douglas and Fifteenth streets irenents a beautiful sight wtlh a show window ar ranged to represent a winter eccno with .Santa. Claus Jn a' sleigh drawn by rein deers In tho foreground and a rude hut with trees, mountains and snow In the rear. Tho articles of Incorporation of tho Kitehcn Bros. Hotel company, capitalized at 1300,000, have been filed by Charles W., J nmos B. and Rlohard Kitchon. James Redman on Sixteenth street, Is trying to find a fat rod and whlto spot ted cow that has slraycd away from him. Tho Social Art club Is giving an exhlbl- lion which will remain open all week. Among tho exhibitors mentioned "ore Mrs. J. II. Catiin. Mrs. Jesse Lowe. Miss Toft. Miss Dwycr, Mrs. Doherty,- Miss Bessie Jowott, Mlas Mooro, Miss Neodham' and Messrs. Fred Parker and Will Morris. Twenty Years Au M. iu Thrift or Chicago, a ninny younc Ncbrasknn, formerly living at Beatrice, was in tho city, stopping at the Murray. Omaha luid gained nolo as the cheap est placo f&r tho humble oyster In the country. Thoy wero from 7 to 10 cents a , can cheaper lKsro than elsewhere. It enmo about as tho result of tho Balti more barons trying to forco their dicta tion of price' regulation upon Omaha as It had dono In other cities. Branch & Co, of this "placo revolted 'and Insisted on doing tholr own buuiness lit their own way and ' tho first, thing thoy knew they wero dejugea wtlh orders for oystors from places herotoforo shipping from Chicago and larger ports. Among tho marrlago licenses Issued dur Ing tho day waa ono to Fred Powoll of Choycnno and Ethle Powell of Council Bluffs. airs. A. W. McNab entertained a few frlcnda. at 5 o'clock tea. At high hoon James Kills, Jr., and Helen E. Redman wero married at Uio homo ot tho brldo's parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Redman of North Omaha, tho ceremony bolnir performed by Rev. W. A. LIpo of Omaha. Tho young couple left for Frank fort, S. D., their future home. Ten Years Ago Tho strike of tho Union 1'acltio snopmen reuched a crisis which rested upon Die pivot of a scttlumont or, extension to the entire Hurrlman system. Under tho leadership ot Bishop C, C. McCabc, tho last dollar of tho 10.000 debt encumbering Hanscom Park ilethodlst clwrch waa provided for. Somo peculiar features marked tho meeting Bunday at tho church when tho money was raised, on of which was this: John Redgwlpk, a m.th.F r.-id.Uni' at 1213 South Twcnty- aovonth Btreot, gavo JM id havo the bishop slug. "Papa, What Would Tou Taiso ior Mo?" Tlvo blshpp, In tho vernacular of the. street, was "game," and not only song tho song, Wt played his twn accompanl- nld. onran brought MP from tho basement ot the church, the bishop predched on the. text, "Attd lui wc.m rrnuie Mo a sanctuary, that I may dwell among lllcn' " , Oc6rgo F. Munro announced that the Nebraska Retail Grocers" association luxd udjusted Its differences of opinion, burled the hatchet and was united bb to tho pro gram of legislation to be submitted at unin in hehalf of Its Interests. Much objection wan made to tbo appolntmont of Harry Fluchcr, a lawyer, as secretary and spokesman at Lincoln ior Sui.,vU, but It won reconciled. People Talked About wimt tho irovornor of South Carolina said to the govornor of North Corolllna Is too hot to lfrlnt. Tho National Press club of Washington. r ....... ...Ilf V. h n .lAtm at Jts next inoeuiih, i .- -v by prominent statewnen on the question: "Resolved: That bowlegs are a greater menace' to navigation than knockltnees." Mnvor Gavnor of New York and Dr. Parkhurat. civic reformer, aro relieving lnB monotony ot tho big town by bom bombarding each other with hot air. Tho 'battle promises to be aa uenmy in w. - .. tnarcn ot rn.c... oT ST SSl v.ri,Bir. nna in legging the contract Somo genius will yet mako millions can ing tho Justly celebrated lake breeze, winter trimmed, for summer consumption. Headed by Michael Tracy and the cow which ho won from Walter Uine on an election bet, SCO citizens-or Dorny, tonn., Inrludlng tho mayor and the mayor-elect marched all ovcSthe city behind a bras lond, in cslebratlon of the democrats victory. John Lanctot, 'aged 75 years, of 8t. .lohnbbury, Vt, has completed fifty years and two months' work as blacksmith with one mmpany- Mr. mnctot m tins time has taken only one vacation. Tfo years ago ho waa absent .four week from tho shops. Spinsters In Massachusetts are reported to have organized a club to induce eligi ble bachelors to call on them object not necessary to state, Yet such is tho con trariety ot poor human, nature that It It were anuouneed to be a club, to drive thorn away, It would be more likely to bring them thero In crowds. Congressman Victor Berger ot Mllwau. keo says there will be panic and oUp kitchens within a year. Milwaukee ousted the socialistic municipal govern ment and Mr. Berger is ono of the flock of congressional lame ducks. In tho cir cumstance a prediction of pinching times sounds the personal note. In accordance with the wlfi of Samuel c. . .i.i, t.,.,.jii. Pa, slxtv -one pairs of shoes and as many ualm of stocklna liav been lven to the I poor children of that itty When Samuel 1 fctern died it was found that lie had Provided a fund for this purpozo to b 01bbur!ea b). tho sltaJ.or of M,uulIa mi lhe prt;s,a,nB judo of Crawford county M 1 II IN OTHER LANDS THAN OURS Old World Happenings of Present-Day Interest. Imperial Knleratlnii. A long step In tho direction of Imperial federation of tho British empire will hare , bcon taken when the Canadian parliament sanctions the proposal of Promlcr Bor den that Canada shall contribute the cost of three drcadhaughts or J5,00O,0(O to tho maintenance of the British navy. The proposal was enthusiastically re ceived by Parliament, and approval by unanimous vote seems assured. The sentiment of loyalty to tho motherland was never stronger Ih Canada than It Is today. It was the dominant factor In the defeat of reciprocity, on which the Laurlor ministry staked Its life. A governor general of royal pedigree stimulated tho curront of Imperialism, and tho cordial heart-to-heart talks between the Canadian premier nnd King George and his min isters In London lost summer combined. to crystallize tho sentiment for closer union In practical steps for the Imperial defenrc. New Zealand, Australia and tho federated Malay states had already agroed to build each a dreadnought. Be ing the largest colony of tho empire. Canada could not do less proportionately, and proposed thrco dreaduaughts as Its contribution to tho Imperial navy. In re turn for tho contribution, Premlor Borden announced, Great Britain concedes the right of Canada to be consulted on all Important questions of foreign policy. Canada has already a voice In such for eign policies as directly affect her own Intercut. Hereafter It will will have to bo takon Into account on questions out eldo her own Immediate sphere, but which aro liable to Involve Oreat Britain lna war demanding tho services of tho ships built with Canadian money. What Canada has asked and obtained will doubtless bo asked and obtained by Australia and! South Africa. Thus tho first (teclslvo step la taken lu the direction of imperial fed eration. Presidential Klrc.tlon lu France. A campaign for tha presidency of Franco is proceeding so qulotly In tho ropubllo as not to havo aroused tho editor ot po litical cablegrams the tho newa possib ilities of tho contest. Pcrhapu tho Balkan war Stories fill all available space, leav ing tho world In tho dark on French political methods. These are radically different from presidential campaign mothods In tho United States. In Franco there Is no stalwart leader shouting) I "T.ot tho people rule." Primaries aro tabooed as a needless tax on tho re sources of candidates, and burning tip the highways with special hot air trains Is classed as undignified and superfluous. Tho proaldont will bo chosen by the na tional assembly, consisting of 300 sena tors and C97 doputlcs. In Joint seafttpn on January 17, li13. Campaigning is confined, to securing a majority of 837 votes. In reality It hardly goes beyond the leaders of tho various party groups constitut ing tho assembly. Tho chlof struggle, asldo, from clinching a deal with the leaders, is to bring out an actual ma jority of tho total votes. President Fal lleros will on election day have served his full term of seven years. Though eligible for rc-clcctlon his namo does not appear as a possibility. Raymond Poncalre, the prJcnt premier, is considered the most llkoly candidate, having behind him the mlnlsterlal( majority of deputies. Antonln Dubost. presldont of tho senate. Is a close second, strongly supported by the senate. There Is M. Deschanol. presl dont of tho Chamber of Deputies, "a YEISER'S EFF0ET How the Editors of the iioibrook -Observer: An attempt is be ing mada by John O. Yelscr of Omaha to unite tho bull moosors nnd republicans of Nebraska, and a meeting for that put, poso has been called for January 6 at Lincoln. However, some of the leaders of tho now party aro not taking klndl to the propound rencpuclllatlon program and Mr. Yclsor's plans may not materialize to any large cxtont Grand Ialand Independent: John Yelsor of Omaha wants a meeting of republicans and progressives with tho view of com promising, but he quite dearly indicate that sifeh a compromise must be with the nomination of Roosevelt In 1916 agroed upon. It is stated that a similar com promise was made by good old Abraham Wncoln when tho latter was still a boy and another asked him for tlio coro of the applo ho was eating. Tokamah Herald: Wo fear John O. YolBcr "lias bit off more than ho can chew" in his undertaking to unite th progressiva and Btandpat republicans; it lookH to us ns difficult as trying to mix oil and water. The progressive believe tho people should rulo and that the gov ernment should bo administered in the Interest of the masses. Tho standpatters contend tliat this government should be run by a few self-constituted bosses for the benefit of the politicians and the special uuorests Which Is going to yield? Tekamah Journal: John O. Yeiser is ngaln socking notoriety and obtaining it In correspondence with Theodore, the silent, relative to resuscitating tho repub lican party. It seems strange what a dif ference of opinion there Is among tho bull moose element. McCorralck, tho Har vester trust supporter of the late Oyster Bay politician, says the republican party must be killed. Other bull inoosera say It waa killed. Now If that be true, why make the effort to bring It to lire? Th fact Is tho leaders ot tho faction of the republican party that went off on a tan gent are the fellows who aro anxious to EDITORIAL VIEW POINTS. Houston Post: Those who expect Mr. Bryan to attempt an experiment in self effacement are full of prunes. ( Wall Streot Journal: Treasury depart ment Is changing tho designs on paper money, but the average man will havo the same d&dgns on money he always had. Chicago Inter Ocean: Wo realty ought to thank Chancellor Von Bethmann Ilollweg for recalling our attention to tha fact that American girls are "not wanted" In Europe, except for their motusy. Cleveland Plain Dealer: A professor ot the University ot Oregon says that arithmetlo Isn't an important study. That completes the list, at last. Now let's play toot ball with an undivided mind. New York Bun: The decision ot the ! Imperial chancellor that German , diplomats rtuthereaf ter marry only Q of ,nan women is another victory of -the , doctrtn of protection over that ot tariff for revenue only Washington Post Speaking about tb TCay m whlcb poUUcill lul(M.Bra MaS wiped out thousands of republican of- born president," according to his sup porters, who will be a factor In the con test Other possibilities are M. Btour geots, a member of the cabinet a lawyer ot distinction and disinterestedness, and M. Ribot with a flawless record of forty-two years In the public service. Should the two chambers become dead locked on the candidacy of their officers and ministers, political observers on tho spot predict that M. Rlbot will land tho prize. Populnr Rule lu Portugal. Conditions In Portugal are far from be ing an attractive exhibit of "letting tho people rule," behind which a coterie ot politicians and militarists manipulate the strings of government. This fact Is made the most or by an influential section of the British press, which has for somo time been carrying on a quiet but deter mined campaign against tho new repub lic, Particularly, the existence ot virtual slavery In the Portugese colonies Is being dwelt on. This charge. It Is to be feared, is only too true, and If Portugal's critics were moved by nothing but a deelre to abolish an Iniquitous Institution, one could have nothing but applause for their efforts. Unfortunately, the dlcovey of slavery in tho Portugese colonies deems to liavo been tnade at a time when Ue colonics in question have come to look like n dcalrablo possession for Germany. Britain would like to help her to get them as a means of promoting bettor re lations, Britain's position as tho ally of Fortugal seems to give her a certain right to protest against conditions in Portugese Africa. It Portugal could be Induced to part with the colonies, Ger many, it Is thought would be willing to pay handsomely. An Anchor to "Windward. Fearing or anticipating what haa hap pened to Ottoman power in Europe, a considerable number 'of Turkish officials and officers of the army for some tlmo have bcon placing their fortunes for safety in various English, German and French banking houses. Their wives, like tliomsclves aro. acquainted with mod ern ways and tholr millinery and dresses come from tho best Parisian houses. That this "casting of an anchor to windward" began years ago Is evidenced by tho fact that nearly a docado since Zekka Pasha, now charged with the defense of the coast on tho northwest confided to somo English and French tourists on the way to Constantinople tliat the tlmo was fast approaching when the Turks Would be obliged to cross the Bosphorus, that he was resigned to defeat and when the time came he would buckle his valise and tro to enjoy his revenues in some capital in the west. ConstantlnoDle llorrorn. A recent number of tho Journal ot tho American Medical association, notes 'with alarm conditions now said to prevafl In Constantinople, a cltr of over 1,000,000 people in peace times and largely In creased by tho Influx of refugees ot war. The city Is without sewers and so un- sanitary that the banishment of dogs, tho street scavengers of the placo a short tlmo ago. only adds to the horrors, as they could havo served to somo extent to prevent the present unspeakable accumu lations of filth found even in the most important thoroughfares. "Cholera, small pox and typhus," pays the Journal, "are reported to bo raging, pnd occidental Europe, despite all Its hygiene and medi cine, may soon be overswept by these dreed diseases." AT CONSOLIDATION State View the Proposal. hold office and they see no way at all to get office unless they can becomo good republicans. When democracy Is weary of running the government, or when the peoplo desire a change, they will return to the party that ha accomplished things. Wind may mako a windmill go, but it cannot supply brains for governmental activity. Nebraska City News: John O. Tclser has Issued a call for a meeting of the remnantB of tho republican party to meet In Lincoln January 6 for the purpose of healing the differences In the party, but it Is doubtful if there will be a very largo attendance. This effort to unite the fac tions seems destined to failure. The re publicans aro ot tho opinion that they aro In the majority and do not havo to bow to the minority. But John Yeiser Is orfts of those men who ore always to tho front and can get as much cheap adver tising as any othor person in tho state. hen John unites tho party ho will sur prise the faithful. Kearney Democrat: John O. Yeiser has called on Roosovelt to unite tho progres sive party with the republican party. Roosevelt saya "No," and Bevcrldce says "Never me to tho democrats first," T' follow Yeiser somebody -would have to take the back track, and no one likes to take tho back-track road. Kearney Hub: Colonel John O. Yclsor is on the right track In his attempt to get republicans together in Nebraska. Ninety nine per cent 'of the progressives are still republicans and belong in tho republican organization. ; Columbus Telegram: The moose causa was sadly handicapped in Nebraska by tho character ot some of its leaders. Now that the Yeiser ha taken himself out of tl.at leadership tho organization may ob tain a recognition it waa not able to se cure under his management. There are times when It Is proper to congratulate a political opponent. We hasten to con gratulate the Nebraska mooses upon the apostasy ot the Yeiser. fice seekers will gladly sacrifice party to patriotism and consent to servo under a democratic administration. ' Springfield Republican: Anyone who la disposed to rebel against having to pay extra for bread and butter at a New York hotel should remember that Mc Alpin Is to pay Nahan Franko $30,000 a year as chef of the orchestra, not the cuisine. What Is 10 cent for bread and butter while listening to a band whose, leader gets more than a crack base ball player for swinging his ottckT Just Try Them. Baltlrdore American. Concerning' the question of a woman for the cabinet It cannot be disputed that some of tha femlnlna patriotic tt-y-cletlM could furnish good material for the war portfolio. Cause and Effect. Washington Star. Johns Hopkins surgeons have dlsoov ered that orange blossoms niay be used jas an anesthetic. We have known them to put a bridegroom on such a stata of coma that ha couldn't make the trip to the altar without assiftanc. LAUGHING GAS. "You louk fatter. Quit selling copper stock 7" "Yes. Now I'm selling stock In an orange grove. Every morning the com pany furnishes me a big orange for a sample, nnd at the end of the day I cut tho sample." Courier-Journal. "Don't you think that women are as .capable of making laws as men?" "More so," replied Mr. Chugglns. "Give a woman an automobile and she'll make up her own traffic regulations as she goes along." Washington Star. "I know a woman who never has to ask her husband for money." "lie must be a very good husband." "He isn't" "Then how Is it she never has to ask him for money?" "Because the court makes him pay her alimony." Baltimore American. Warden The prisoner refuse to work unless ho can practice his own trade? Governor That Is but natural. Put hlra to It. What is his trade? Warden He is an aviator, sir. Toledo Blade. "What becomes of disappointed office seekers?" "A great many of them still devoto themselves to tho chase and become scalp huntera Chicago Post. The city editor glanced over the new reporter's manuscript. 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