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'JHE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1912.
VICTOR KOaBVVATKll. KUlTOlt 5B5DL'lt.DlNQ. KAUNAM AND 17TII Entered at Omaha pototflce as second class matter. . TBRMS OF SUBscnirTION. Sunday Bee. one year .-.. J-IJJ Saturday Ileo, one year )? Hallv Hee, without Sunday. one year. I.W Dally nee, and Pundav, one year ... 6.w DEUVEitKD nv cAnniEn. Kvenlng and Sunday, per month... wc livening, without Sunday, per month. c JJativ Bee, Including Sunday, per mo. Dally Hee, without 8unday. per n? -,? Address all complaint or trregularttlea In delivery to City Circulation Dept. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft. etpress or tal order, payable 'to Tim Bee PiiWUhln Company. Only 2-cent stamps received in V""" of email aceounU. Personal checks, ex cept on Omaha and eastern exchange, not accepted. THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ! Professor Taft. CKT vt.,.-m nvEni.in immvATwii I President Tart's natural candor lias permitted Him to maKo an cany public announcement of his ac ceptance of the Kent professorship of law at Yale. Ho had already slff nlflcd his Intention of returning to the practice of law In his old homo city, Cincinnati,, and the engagement at Valo will not Interfere with tho previous plan. It will also leave him to lecture on law In other Institutions, or upon any other sub ject olsowherc. Thus It appears that Mr. Taft Is preparing to continue hjs public Borvlce In (very wide spheres, re moving himself at once from any possible application of tho old qucs tldn,. "What shall wo do with our ex-prcsldcnts?" Ho will leavo tho White House In the prlmo of life, rich - In experience and wisdom of priceless value to his country. What more exalted sorvlco could he render than that which Is mapped out? He Is one of tho nation's great lawyers nnd tho nation will bo enriched by hta Instruction. If later ho Is called to tho su premo court, as President-elect Wil son has intimated ho may bo, ho will havo continued in tho line of pa triotic ( servlco even upon a higher piano, for which ho Is 'so eminently fitted. OFFICES. Omaha-The Bee building. South- Omaha-231S N street. Council Hluffs-H North Main street. Iincoln-2 Uttlo hulldlnc rhlcagO-1041 Marquette building. Kansas Clty-Rellance building. New Tork-34 West Thirty-third. "VajlilnKton-7 Fourteenth fit.. Communications relating to news ana editorial matter should be addressca Omaha Bee. Editorial Department. NOVEMBER CIRCULATION 49,805 fltate of Nebraska. County of t'ouglas. Dwlsht Williams, circulation inanaet nf The Ileo Publishing comrny. ' duly sworn, says that the average dalii rlrculatlon for the month o November; 912. was43.$05. DWIOHT WILMAMB. ' ' Circulation Manager Subfcrlbed In my presence and swprj before m tnis tin oay u. ' NoUry Publlo. la mi. (Seal.) Subscribers learlnit the city trnipnrnrilv alionld hnr The Itee mailed to tlicm. Address will be changed n olten nm requested. Only a fow before days loft. Coming down the homo stretch for Christmas shopping. If you havo not boon a good fel low, get In now and bo a tolerably good one. Lighting does not seem to bo good for tho dovo of peace on tho Bal kans Just yot. Now for tho final pull that will land that million-dollar hotel pro ject for Omaha safo and sound. Denmark's notod suffragotto, Mrs. Oadi rosenta tho insinuation that thcro is anything in a name. Every timo they put tho monoy dovll out of. business ho clips off a now batch of coupons and cashes In Tho womon crusading for lower prices do not heed Mr. Morgan's as surance that eggs cannot bo un scramblodi - . Speaking of nomenclature sign! ficance, the 'French winemakor shot by a woman as a result of gossip was named Mumm. Those six preachers who havo been added to tho Los Angoloa pollen forco will of course sorao day be come guardian angols. jflifcDay inOmaki COMPILED r MOM BED FIXfeS kc. ao. UNSCRAMBLING RAILEOAD EGGS Common Ownership of Parallel Lines Most Cease. Indianapolis News. SMILING REMARKS. VINDICATED. The Footpad Season. This Is tho timo ,of year when footpads Hre -usunlly most active, and the police, of course, are aware of tho necessity for extra vigilance A neighboring city Is reported to bo Infested with thugs, who aro com mitting nightly depredations, mak ing lifo mtserablo for pedestrians. Tho police in combatting them aro attempting to arrest every ' man known to havo Hcr.vcd n ponltentiary or Jail term. This naturally will re sult in a heavy efflux of vicious characters, who -will seek refuge In other places. Omaha, therefore must bo alort to provent them locat ing hero. No city is over free of tho criminally Inclined, but this is tho time for our police authorities to succcod In making Omaha tho most uninviting field for thoso pirates, somo of whom, Judging from recent street affairs, havo found their way hero. MUii Helen Gould is doubtless glad to havo tho mother's assuranco that "he waB alwaya a good boy," but sho did not wait for that. Wilson and His Cabinet. President-elect Wilson hns lndlca ted his lntontion of knocking a num ber of Whito Houbo traditions into cocked hats, but does not exactly Include tho did rule of recognizing party leadership in cabinet making in tliis list. Ho has Indlcatod his attltudo'on this by relating how Prosldcnt Clovcland had adhered moro to tho, party organisation prln- clplo in selecting his first cabinet and giving precedence to stricter morit in his second, adding that ho thought somo of both waa a good thing. Dr. Wilson is learning the ways of politics very fast. Ho Bays he has oven discovered that crises may arise In tho nffatra of a man In poll tics whero tha purest diction might fall to express his roal emotions calling into uso cxplotlvcB not vail- Prof. Wilson moves from Prince ton tn thn Whlln House nnd Prcsl- . dent Taft from tho White Houso to fltcd by tho makers of dictionaries Vain Tnrn nhnnt In fnlr nlnv uiuuKh, I uuurso, lie UOOS not Bano- iion uauiiuai swearing, tie Bimpiy Both of thoso former South aumires reu diooo. Omaha officials who have lost out " 18 not to bo expected, thoreforo, before tho auprome court are under- that President Wilson will bo un stood to bo opposing tho postofflco ttb, to discover enough merit In merger. 1 somo influential party leaders as to warrant their selection for cabinet Even death does not provent a positions. This instinct of scenting Chicago bull mooso paper from a combination of merit and political speaking slightingly of Whltelaw strength in ono roan is what makes Held because ho chose not to follow sagacious leaders, and if ever a man its political idol. needed sagacity It 1b tho new titular head of the democratic party. Thirty Vcars Art The funeral of the late Judge Clinton nriggs tood place from hu late residence on Twentieth street, with the burial rerv- Ice read by Dean Mlllspaugh of Trinity Bishop Clnrkson pronounced an eulogy. and songs were sung by Airs. M. E. Latey, Mrs. Thomas Rogers, Revel France and A. V Morris, Mlsa Alice Rogers accom panying on tho pland. Tho pallbearers were. George H. Lake. Milton Rogers, J. J. Brown. Frank Murphy, George W. Doanc, B. E. II. Kennedy, James w. Ha vase, William A. bnyer, Joseph Bar ker and George B. Prltchctt. William Dolan, senior member of thn firm of Dolan & langworthy. dlid of typhold-pncumonla In his forty-fifth year. He had come to Omaha from Dubuque tn 1&S1 to engage In business. The box office sale- of seats for the Wilson concert precipitated a tush, de- nplle the unusually high prices, J2, S3 and II. Good quality Ice, eighteen Inches thick, Is being cut on the river. Sheriff Miller, who has been quite sick, for the last two weeks, Is able to sit up. A pool mooting of tho general passe.n- gor nndi ticket agents of thn Santa Ke, Union Pacific, B. ft M. and Missouri Pa cific, ut which Pool Commissioner George Daniel will preside, Is scheduled for this city December 28. Omnha people aro Interested In the news tho marriage nt Cincinnati of Miss Bcs!c Jewett, daughter of Hon. J. C, Jewctt of this city, and Dr. Wiggins of Ixuls, J. A. Monroo lias been appointed assist ant, general freight agent of the Union Pacific Ho comes from Minneapolis, where he has been aaslstant general traffic manager of the Minneapolis & Omaha. The marriage of John I McCague.and Miss Mnry Van Kuran wan consummated t tho residence of the brldo'a father, I, Van Kuran, on Saundern street. Rov. rhomns McCagtie. the grooms miner, performed the ceremony. After the wed- dine supper the bride and gToom pro ceeded to their future homo, 1014 Chicago street. , Twenty Years Ag" John P. Conner of the Orchard Carpet company received word from Dubuque. Ia of the death of his fatlior, iNicnoias Conner, a civil war veteran. Beauty and chivalry commlnglod at mt banquet given by tho Nebrnsna com mander of the military order of Loyal Legion In the evening at tho Mercei hotel. The arriving guests wore receiver Mesdam Brookes, Luddlnfiton, Roach. PrUchett and Palmer. Music by the SutorloiiB Mandolin club added greatly to. the llfo of the occasion. After tho banquet Rov. Dr. Duryca made nn address on "The Banltary Commission During tho Civil Wnr." Other addresses ore made by Captain Stickle and car- roll S. Montgomery. Hon. J. M. Wardlow, elected to the houso from Gago and Saline counties, as Jn Omnha, a guest of the Arcade otel. William Sloreland of Portland. Ore., was In Omab searching or Jennlo 8e- tnond, heir to K,000 left by her father, John Brendlc, who died In Oregon. But If the young woman was In this city. she refused to divulge her Identity for reasons of her own and tho searcher loft without finding her, Dr. ft D. Mercer enjolnd the city from carrying out Its plan of filling thirty seven of his Walnut HIM lots to, street grade. C. C. Kennan of Now York, formerly .resident civil engineer of the Union Pa clflc nt Denver, It was leiimed, had ac cepted an offer to go to China as chief nglneer of the Imperial Railway )f China, and had decided to tako with him a large corps of experienced Americans When the supreme court directed th; dissolution of the Union Paclflc-Pbuthein Pacific merger because of a violation of the Sherman antitrust law, In that ons transcontinental line acquired control of a competitor, It was predicted that tho decision would open the way for legal action against other railroad systems. Now certain stockholders In subsidiaries of the New York Central system protest before tho Ohio Publlo Utilities commls- lon, that the New York Central, by reason of Its ownership" of about SO per cent of tho stock of the Lake Shore, which It Is alleged to have acquired In violation or me snerman law, controls three distinct parallel lines between Buf falo and Chicago, and by reason of con trol over tho several subsidiary lines It has In the past compelled, and Is now celling to compel!, such lines to pledge their credit for Its benefit. It Is stated that earMr action looking toward dissolution would have been taken n tho New Tork Ontral case, had it not been for tho pendency of tho Union Pacific-Southern Pacific merger suit. The contention In the New York Central casp s that ihe partnt system Is endeavoring! K. If the tira fiend wants to lnvado an hotel at night be might at least bo considerate enough of tho in the summer time. It Is groatly to bo fearod that two members of the South Omaha Fire and Police commission aro sadly disappointed over tho Christmas present handed them by tho supreme court Electing Postmasters. Bonator Drlstow'a hill nrnvldlncr Btauuv-wau uueou, i ma tiw for.tho popular election In tho com munlty of all postmasters drawing above $300 annual salary baa no chance of passage, as tho democrats aro not voluntarily going to glvo up the patronage that is left to them On the other hand, they are already agitating the revocation of President Taft's rocont order placing 36,000 "Wilson ninga True" is the in. postmasters in uio civil servlco formation given to the faithful by party that huB hungered and thirsted the local democratic orcan. Yes. ,or i'o"ucai pap lor nearly twenty but the burning question is whether yoar8' ,s not ant 10 f,ud ,ta satiation tho hungry democrat in the trench! ln continued fasting. Tho Kansas rings the lob. senator is a llttlo late with hts moas' uro if he expected it to become Nebraska's code commission re- Mav now port does not provldo for any cloc- Purely administrative offices tion in this state next year. The should be In tho civil service with biennial elections amendment JuBt Pin oi promotion from town to made part of our constitution Bays!01 rather than filled, it seems to something about a 1B13 election. UBi DV election. Yjt civil service IJut, then, what's tho constitution 1,08 little to expect at the bands of between friendB? the incoming administration. It Is quite likely that President Wilson One Country Lifo congress delegate will prove a better friend of tho tells us that the institution known merit system-than will congress, for as me - featuraay nignt aauce" is there is whero the advantage of just as bad In the country, if not patronago is most keenly an worse, aa in a Dig city, ir we in tho predated. cities can find a solution of this pus- zllng moral problem porhaps we can That proposed preference primary Ten Years A Mlsa Johanna M. E. iiendrlckson, ir years of ngc, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Iiendrlckson. died at her home, 315 Twenty-flftli avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Pratt of Chi cago were in tho city for a few days. Carl Lang quit his position In the" audi tor's office of tho Union Pacific to no cept a position as clerk tn tho Omaha postofflce. Jkunes P. English, county attorney elect, named as his deputies, George A Maimer. Frank L. Woavor, Harry E. Burnam and Robert B. Montgomery The county commissioners decided on "C, M. Kubat as successor to George A. Prichard, Justice of the peace, who re signed to go to California. Kubat pre sented a number of endorsements and W. 8. Shoemskor personally interceded for him. Deputy United States Marshal Allan left for tho Winnebago reservation to get an Indian who had slain a member of Ids tribe. Mrs. Henry Conn of Salt Lake City. and Jtlss May Cerkel of San Francisco, were tho guests of Mr. nnd Mrs. Sol Ooldstrom, 2610 8t. Mary's avenue. to float $34,000,100 in bonds for Improve ments, placing a large share of the bur den on subsidiary lines, which, It Is said, have no Interest In tho transaction. This argument opens up many possibilities. It was felt when the Harriman merger was dissolved that the decision might 1sj apply to other systems that havo In their control two or more supposedly compet. Ing lines. The New York Centrnl protest so far Is confined to the stockholders, tut If action should be taken by the govern ment It Is doubtful where such prosecu tion would end. The common carriers of today have be come such complex organizations that there Is need for careful consideration. It might further be said that the New York Central Includes two parallel lines along tho honks of the Hudson, and If the Pennsylvania's connections were ex amined they might bo found to Include roads that were Intended to be competi tors. In the caac of the New Haven, a system Is found that not only controls the land route between Boston and New York, but the water route as well. We are facing great possibilities, and, It may be, some complexities. THESE LITTLE DAYS Tardiness of Dawn and the Earliness of Long Evenings. Cleveland Plain Dealer. These are tho little days. They come each year, but each year thoy bring sur prise "How early It grows dark;" this Is a common arternoon comment, as If darkness coming early In December were something worthy of special animadver sion. Sometimes thcro seems to bo a hint of resentment that the universe has, not been ordered differently. The worker who goes to early dinner by artificial light feels that he Is some, what heroic; no matter If he may have shirked through tho day. He haa worked Into tho night. If tho night is sin enough to come too early that Is no concern of his. He foels genial satisfaction as he shakes tho snow from his shoes and passes the threshold into his warm home. Ho sighs In placid content, and Is ready to stretch himself In front of tho' fire and purr like a well-fed cat. There Is a feeling 'of a day well won that is sotneV how looking when tho same worker stalks briskly homo In June with the sun still high. There are long. comfortable evenings. They are tho cozy evenings when the human animal feels the hibernating In stinct. He Is content In his domestic cav ern, content that he Is warm while the great world Is cold, content merely to ox 1st and ready to forget the struggle and tho necessity of tho narrow's routine forage for the wherewithal of life. If he wanders forth It Is in response to the. dtctatu of somo unnatural craving for amusement. Tho right amusement of the long evenings of the little days Is to loll In front of tho embers and read good books and dream. The other noticeable' marvel of the llt tlo days is the tardiness of dawn. The worker who shirks by day ana comes homo In the early darkness with an as sumption of heroic accomplishment is not the one to know the' mysterious sat isfaction of the December mornings. He stays snugly abed until daylight, no mat ter how daylight lags. But he who b stirs himself by candlelight (which Is. of course, figurative for electric light) knows a pleasure as great as that of tho "slippers and pipe and book by the evening fireplace. Though . It la very different. Thcro Is the darkness to over' come, first: and that Is easy. Then there Is the chill of the bed-chamber, that sends vitality In floods up and down the splnc. There Is the sense of conquest and the feeling of complete readiness to meet tho day and Its problems when day shall come. Man Is beforehand with day. The Cold llttlo days they are fjooA days. They come as certainly as the dally sun; but the twelve-month wait for them makes them always something new and unexpected. Girl (anxiously) Well, what did tiatia say? Imnecunlous Tiver 11a AnlTJi1 be de lighted to havo me for a pon-ln-law, only he couldn't afford It. Boston Transcript. "So you think that a defeated candi date can be regarded as a popular Idol?" -certainly. Pont es Is something ime foot ball. A hero Is a hero Just the same whether he comes off thi field on the shouldera of his friends or on a stretcher.'' Washington Star. "Is this mechanical tov easily operated by -n child?" I haven t observed that children core very much for It. Hut It Is highly amus ing to parents." Chicago Tribune. "I'd like to have n dentist for tho pilot of my yacht." "What an ideal Why a dentist?" "Because then ho would know what to do In tho teeth of a gale." Baltimore American. Aunt (severely) Why do von flirt. Anna? Can't you remember that you are a married woman? Anna Oh. sure. Rut thn m,n rnn'l Puck. T got arrested ajrntii fin nrrrtlint nr that' automobile of mine," remarked Mr. Chugglns. "Exceeding the speed limit?" "No. On the contrary It wouldn't move. and a policeman overheard what l until about It." Washington Star. Hub (with newspaper) Listen tu this wlfey: "For every missionary Kent abroad last year. Christian America sent 1,495 gal lons of liquor." Wlfey Merciful coodncss! Who'd ever think missionaries were such drinkers? R.oston Transcript. Danc'eri-What did you put that man out for? Floor Manaecr He claimed to hn one of the city firemen nnd ho was wearing n celluloid collar. Buffalo Express. I. Who jays that Santa only likes the rUti" Who says that he hns plumb forgot the poor? When each succeeding year- finds moro bright eyos, Moro waiting stockings filled from out his store? II. Old Santa Clans Is big, his back Is strong His reindeers swift, his pack Is bulging still; But think of the fast Increasing chim ney tops To climb, and nil the stockings he must fill. III. And when old Santu'B buck Is stooped and bent From toting packo for nigh two thou sand years. What base Ingratitude to blame him Uieu For the. wants of some to charge him with their tears. IV. Just for a change, think of the countless throngs Of lunging children who have wants supplied; Of orphaned tots befriended by his hand. Who would not see tho smallest one denied. V. For since tho Christ child camo In lovely guise; Born of poor parents In a lowly state. Tho good Saint Nick each year has done his best To make all children hnppy for his sake. VI. And If In all' this great wide Christian world Somo empty stockings may escape his view; TIs a sign he needs more helpers, and perhaps He Intends one extra helper should be you. Omahu. BA.YOLL NB TRBLB. lie Bees Lcllerj) ox People and Events "Give, and the world givea with you." sings a commercialized poet; "spue and you spug alone." No pensions In sight for ex-primu donnas, Mary Garden speaks or Andrew Carnegie as "an old dodo." A Denver parrot, presumed to be the sole witness In a murder case, when brought Into court refused to squeal on the family, More heartily than ever tho accused swears by Poll. More unfortunate than the average mere man" Is the Callfornlan who was pinched for J 15,000 and Immediately made defendant In a breach of promise case damages 50,0m. Still, while men persist In "getting cay" they har no kick com ing when the bill la presented Albert Blgelow Paine, who has been oc cupied for- the last seven years with the writing of his biography of Mark Twain, Is still busy going over the Mark Twain manuscripts, deciding which arc suitable help out our country cousins along for now postmasters 1b not likely to tor publication. After the holday8 he ex the same line. be popular with the democrats Just I at tho moment they are coming Into The election by popular vote of sight of the land of postofflco milk nurty'two deputy assessors in Omaha and honey. That "Lot-the-people- unaer me law saaaiea upon us by rulo" slogan of our democratic the last democratic legislature is friends was not Intended to embraco pronounced a Joke. In truth, it ia tho poatofflr.es. u ghastly -Joke, We trust our hw iHakers have the. repeal of thiB. rldic-1 In St. Louis they are Btill heating ulothj leghilatlojj ndfed'' flown on Btreet cars by stoves. Out St. Louis r0ieJr list of, delrnjle -measures. never hurries. pects to go to Bermuda, the sccno of tho late humorist's lst days of health. Maids often tell mother how to per form their duties. Bachelors likewise dip Into things they knowinot of. thus In crasliie the nerDlexltles of husbands. There Is Tommy ' Upton. Jolly otd bach elor sport, boldly proclaiming the doc trine that "men should shire In the care of thu babies, especially the first tew months of their existence. An Irish mile goes with this package of "bachelor wisdom. Confusion of Connelly. HUMPHREY, Neb., Dec. W.-To the Editor of Tho Bee: An article appeared In your paper In reference to a gray eaglo tliat ono Frank Connelly tried to douato to. someone and could find no per son who wished to tako .the, bird. I wish to state that I have gotten a great nmny letters of Inquiry and a greater amount of joshing from my friends In Omaha and throughout Nebraska as a result of tho above mentioned article, and as I am not the man who has the eagle, the notoriety docs not belong to me. My name Is Frank N. Connolly and my homo Is Omaha. The man of gray eagle fame, I am told, lives In Lexington. Neb., and stops at tho Her Grand when In your city and the similarity Is In names only. FRANK N. CONNELLY, Wellington Hotel, the man who did not havo the eagle. County Jnll I'crdliiK. OMAHA, Dec. 18. To the Editor of The Bee: We want to make answer to the citizens and taxpayers of Douglas county to tho charges of yesterday In the World Herald In roBord to tho feeding1 of county prisoners and the quality of tho food. The meal tho World-Herald referred to was Bundiiy dinner. We feed one-half pound of ham. one pint of beans, half a loaf of Tip-Top bread and ono pint of tea. The World-Herald said the mutiny oc currod In tho evening when supper was served. Tho prisoners havo never had supper slnoe Douglaa county haa had & Jail, our contract calling for two meals per day Sunday at 7:30 a. m. and 1:30 p. m. Sunday we furnished two of Mc- Shano's deputies Mike Wallnce and Cas- sldy their dinner by request, and they ate ham and beans ou. of the same kettlo as the prisoners, and we will leave to their Judument the quality of the food which the Wbrld-Herald "aid made the prisoners crazy. The World-Herald also says that the- food cost rents a meal, which they know is not true. Our opinion Is that the mutiny was raised after Mctihane made a visit to the jail, long after the feeding was over and after the night Jailers come on duty, which Is at :30 p. m. We know positively that McShauo wants the contract next year 'for feeding the prisoners, and that he has seen members of the board in re gard to it, though he knows the law pro hibit him from havlnr the contract. We are In position to prove that the prison ers for the last nine months have been better fd than at any time since the fetdlng was let by contract, We havo every blli of all provisions bought since we have had the contract and ths. Jailer's meal slip of every meal furnished. We Invite any cttlzsn or reporter to compare them and e If we have not lived up to our contract. Our kitchen Is open, for publlo Inspection, and we ask any and all citizens to come and see for themselves as to quality, quantity uud cleanliness. OARDIPI0C &. FLANAGAN. Cuttrr Still nnnklrn. CHICAGO, Dec. IT.-To the Editor of The Bee: Last Friday, December 13, I mailed you a letter wrttttn on my way from Omaha, to Chicago, relating my ex perience with crossing policeman No. It at Dodge and Sixteenth streets tn your city on the afternoon of the wame day. Upon my return home I went purposely down town to watch our own crossing policemen and have found out this: Klrst Our crossing policemen In the loop dUti-ct uro all fine, clean men In spotlesr uniform, act llko gentlemen and will never bother you In case you cut the corner. Your hooligan at Dodge and Six teenth street Is quite a different propo sition. He wears a dirty uniform, looks like a frenzied bull and acts like one, too. Second Our crossing policemen keep their clubs In their belts and make all signs with their hands In clean gloves. Your hooligan swings his club around all the time In a threatening manner, even In the faces of unfortunate girls and old ladles, who dare to cut corners there. Kindly make your conclusions yourslf. JOHN I KUTAK. EDITORIAL VIEW POINTS. Washington Post: Twenty-five thou sand doroijohns were destroyed In a fire In , Illinois the other day, but no harm was dono, as thoy were empty. Houston Post: Tho announcement that President Taft will not enter Journalism Is doubly gratifying to those people who execrate the habit of a certain class of politicians to become journalistic fakers. Cleveland Plain Dealor: People aro doing a lot of useless worrying over what shall be dono for our ex-preeldenta. If we over have ono who cannot look out for himself he will not be worth con sideration. Let's worry about something worth while. Sioux City Journal: Senator Dixon you remember him? is becoming absent minded. Ho Is recorded in the con gressional directory as "republican." In the next Issue he promises to appear on "progressive." After that he Is not ex pected to appear at all. Springfield Republican: Mr. Patrick, tho murderer pardoned by Governor Dlx, gets the best of advice from his brother. In-law and friend in St. Louis, who wires: "Go hide yourself." There teem to be a growing number of people who think the same message should be sent to Governor Dlx. Indianapolis News: Iady suffragettes should not tako off their shoes and throw them at the magistrate, as was done In Aberdeen tho other day. Beiddea annoy ing the judge. It leaves the thrower sub ject to the worst kind of affliction a suffragette can pos.ilblv- have. Id eat. cold feet. 1 Philadelphia Record: The argument In I favor of the canteen on military reserva- I tlons is perfectly convincing to any ono who cares for the facts, and It Is stated forcefully by Secretary Stlrason, but con gress will not offend the prohibitionists by repealing the law. Soldiers cannot be kept as prisoners on the reservations, and low dives are established just outside of all of them. Instead of getting beer on the post, the soldiers go off the reserva tion and get whisky and encounter com pany that is far worse than the whisky. The result of tho anti-canteen legislation Is an Increase of vice. i mm ) Salisbury 'Blankef If you could see this blanket, you would not have to be told how uscful-it is. 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FLE1SHER, Philadelphia 77 jl Kama Ct LJ itrtet State r.mt km THfym Bs-saai 1 hwa kmmm BWiss TIIOUIII.R A II GAD FOR LAWYURS Automatic Settlement of Personal Injury Claims Cutn Income, Nw York Post. One probable effect of workmen's com pensation legislation upon the status of tho legal profession has been pointed out by the dean of the Boston University Law school. Personal injury litigation In those states that have not adopted a workmen's insurance law constitutes a considerable part of the lawyers' busi ness, as also that of the courts. It Is particularly among the younger and the less well trained members of the profes sion that accident and negligence prac tice flourishes. If the adjustment of such claims should be nuvdo largely auto matic, something like a crisis will super vena In a profetston that Is already much overcrowded. According to our Boston authority, thore are In that city no less than 1,00) lawyers whose Income is less than that of a boss carpenter. This con dition Is due in part to the fact that there are too many lawyers altogether, and that too many are unfit for tho higher branches of their calling, it Is a situation which recalls the rather grim Jest that death from special causes can never be abolished, since, when every body In the community enjoys perfect health, the doctor) will be starring. j Get One for Him for Xmas.... Any Portrait n a handsome burnished copper Watch-fob Reproduced from any photograph you tend engraved on tho metal and abso lutely indestructible. A. fob that may be worn by any ono who dresses In goad taste, at the same lima a lasting novel picture. Price $1.00 Send photo and ft. 00. Photo wilt be returned with care. BEE PUBLISHING CO. Engraviug Dept. BEE BLDG., . OMAHA, NEB. Orders may ba laft at Baa Office. 1