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'JUL JiJJi: OMAHA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 30. 1912.
Tim Omaha Daily bkk l NDKD H VH UW A IIP HOflbW'ATKU. VlCTOlt UOSKWATBB. KDlTuit 1K" tUIl.llXO. KATtNAM AND ID ll. Kntered at Omaha poMotfke as second- m matter hums ok si;iiw;nirTioN. smdar Bee. one year it -.nurdiy Bee, one vear I !- I 'ally lit, without Sunday, one. year t.W l'ally Bee. and Sunda, one year.... O.W UKMVuriKn iiv cAimmn llvonlnr awl Sunday, per month 4s Keening, without Sunday, per month. Ho l'ally rife, Including Sunday, per mo. bSc Dally Hce. without .Sunday, nor mo... o Address all complaint or Irregularities In delivery to Cltv Circulation Dept. UBMITTANCKH. Iltmit by draft, expres or postal order, l.ynble to The Bee Publishing Company. i:M I-rent stamps received in pament f mall accounts. Personal checks, ex i nt on Omaha and eastern exchange, not " cepled. OFFICES, "niaha Tile He building. South Omaha-HlS N street, '"uticll Bluffs 14 North Main street. l.lncoln--M Uttlo building lili-ftgo 1041 Marquette building. ansas City- Ilcliancc building. New York-34 West Thirty-third. 5t I.guls-492 Frisco building. . ... wahlngton-7 Fourteenth St., N. W. CORKBSl'ONDEXCB. ommunIcatlons relating to news ani "ittorlal matter should be addressed Omaha' Bee. Editorial Department. NOVEMBER CinCCLATlOM 49,805 r late of Nebraska, County or Douglas, ss I wight Williams, circulation nianage.1 n Tho Heo Publishing company, belnj i. .'. sworn, ssys that tho average dallj clit ulatlon for the month of November, n:'. wasmos. dwioiit wim.iams. Circulation Manager Fuhrcrlbed In my presence and swor.J to beforo m this tth day of Decembe ', I'll. , UOBEHT HUN 11511. iSial.l Notary rublic iil.crllT Irnvlnir iUa Hfy (ciiiixirnrll' ahnnlil hvn Thr Iler mnlh'd to tlH'ni. Aitdrrs will hi- j (banned na oftni nn rcitieted, I The ' unspcakablo Turk" olco at London. has a hove mny be blind, but It often in ta as if It were not. i Thoso remaining Douglas county pioneers nro still n husky lot. Parcels post uud South Omaha postal merger como hand In hand. "Money talks" nnd very em phatically on the first of the month. Governor Morchcad will have to shako tho plum trco a little hardor. The verdict at Indianapolis is a tlctory for honorable uilion labor men, Lincoln pcoplo want dollar gas, but they do not want It nulto that badly. Speaking of nmens,' tho year 11)1.1 will give us. only ono Friday, tho thirteenth. That "13" is not by itself going to keep it from bolng Nobraska'R best vear to date. 'T Tho spinster who failed to marry this year hua herself to blnino nt least, for not trying. Tho presumption must be, then, that ox-Senator William V. Allen is a reactionary populist. City planning Is a flue thing) especially when accompanied by the propor sort of executing. Mr. Morgan may not know that he hns gr'eat powor, but ho seems to presume on It somotlmes. It takes n stem-hearted creditor to send n bill ho it will reach its destination on New Year's day. Five-cent dances aro now avail able In Now York, where folks still complain of tho high cost of living. Tho authors of tho "best sollcrs" nro modestly forming themselves Into a union. To see, no doubt, that literary merit is not imposed upon. Yes, but if wo had two supremo courts, would It not double tho temptation for tho lawyers to play shuttlecock and battle-doro between them? It Is reported that ouo of tho dy namiters when convicted turned nnd handed his stickpin and p'urso to his lawyer. Ho need rot worry about his lawyur. Transmitting eggs by parcols post may dispel tho old Illusion of the boys down on tho farm that nn egg could not be smashed by squeez ing it eqd-wnys. Though acting In the capacity of a retained lawyer, Senator John W. Kern emerges from tho defense of the dynamiters with no more poll--&l prestige than ho had before. V sood deal of this talk about "monop K ', and belnir "bottled up" turns out to he mostly "hot air" when you coin I" look Into the real facta of the situation. Hartford Time. Try lo convince Mr. Mellen of that. What' soulful melody Director Wllsona orchestra will produce when Bryan with the cornet, Under wood with tho tuba, Clark with the jasa drum and all the others get itarted. Sonator Hitchcock's newspaper lakn.peoplp to note, how the United 'late? senate "manages no success '.lly to do nothing." If anyone else ad called him n do-nothing sena-t-r his newspaper would have re utcd It Sing Out the Old Sing in the New. Is the snfe and sano Npw Ycnr to follow close on tlin safe nnd stnn Fourth? If the effort to substitute for Hip niiilnlght revelry with the pnsfllng of tho old your nn out burst of ocal nnd Instrumental music without the clinking of Klnsfoa innkoH headway, n complete reform of Xcw Year's eve festivities may be shortly In store that will work ns great a revolution In present accontcd custom as lias been wit nessed In Fourth of July cele brations. Plans hnvo boon made to mass the people who want to welcome the now year In certain public squares, whore bnnds are to bo stationed and a definite song recital rendered In chorus by the wliolo assembled ciowd. Whether this will do away with or materially lessen tho wild excesses characterizing the midnight hour In the hotels, restaurants and other drinking places remains to bo Keen. On the result thus tested must depend tho acceptance nnd spread of tho scheme to sing out tho old nnd sing In the new. Cause and Effect. I'nltcd States District Attornoy Miller, who conducted the prosecu tion of t lie dynnmitcrs nt Indianap olis, said upon conviction of tho thirty-eight: Nothing else could have been expected. The evidence of n nation-wide conspiracy which besHn In loosl aluKglngs and as-1 saulta on non-union workmen and glow ) because local uuthoritle.i failed to prose cute, became finally so bold that dynu mite was resorted to. At first a club would do and when It was used so freely with Impunity, tho more deadly weapon of dynamito waB employed. One la a step to tho other. Every thoughtful person must real lo the forco of what this attorney says. Local authorities luivo been lax In prosecuting assaults and sluggiugs and how far their lax ity reaches toward this appaling con dition, ended now, wc hope, no ono can tell. But It would bo Idlo to say that such a conspiracy would over havo been attempted, had this smaller violence been properly re pressed In Its luclploncy. The moral effect of prompt and vigorous prosecution, Hticli ns took placo at Los Angeles, may bo found in tho wind-up at Indianapolis, Tho entire blamo Is not to bo laid on individ uals, so niunh as on lazy toleration of disinterested communities which from now on must bo keen to pre vent as well ns to punish. The Textile Workers. Testimony by tcxtilu workers be foro tho Now York Stuto Board or Arbitration roVeals n shocking con dition of labor nnd wages long hours and low pay. On.o .ypuniji woman of 18 'testified tlm nhg tolled from 0 a. in. to 7 p. in., tak ing (ivo anlnutcs off for lunch, nnd by this extra effort managed to mnko JG and 16.50 n wcok. Othors gave similar testimony. They said that before tho work-wcok. was ro duced from sixty to fifty-four hours the maximum weekly wago was $11; now it is not so high. And of tho lurgo number of witnesses ex amined most talked through In terpreters all wero forelgn-boru. Ono wonders what could havo boon tho conditions from which these poor people fled In Kuropo to seek Improvement in tho American land of promise nnd opportunity. America cannot afford nut to pro tect such ambitious and energetic young men and women ngainst this kind of greed nnd rapacity. Tho textile industry, llko othors, must not grow groat Jjy oppression. In Now Jorsoy the Public Servico Corporation January 1 will estab lish a minimum wago scalo for women and girls in its employ of $9 a weok, because of an investigation conducted by its welfare commlttco showing that no girl or woman could properly maintain horaolf on less than that. This question of a living wngo and fair conditions of labor is vitally related to tho per plexing problem of the social evil, and sooner or later Jaro employers of feminine labor must bo brought to an appreciation of that fact. But qulto apart from that, the plethoric purses of industry must bo fairly opened to all who toil, for tho la borer is worthy of his hlro. If President-elect Wilson wishes to piok his cabinet with special reference to harmony, why not do on this wise; Secretary of state, Bryan; treasury, Colonel Harvey; interior, Colonel Wattorson; war, Champ Clark; navy, Hearst; com merce nnd labor, 8amuel Campers: agriculture, Luther Burbnnk; at tornoy general, Brandels; postmaster general, Judge Parker. A workman expresses the opinion that the proposed accident com pensation laws would produce dis crimination against older men in favor of tho young fellows without dependents, but at the same time admits 0at exfotlng liability laws have the sarao tendency, Tho real problem evidently la how to keep youth from crowding ape. Oovornor-elect Major of Missouri U a lightweight, physically, but Is nnmliiK 200-pouuders ns members of his military staff, desiring good bal st, evidently, for a weighty administration. BENEVOLENT DESPOTISM King of American Corporation Combines as a Witness. Philadelphia itecord. FrtHn the testimony of J. I'. Morgan undesirable, thus affirming nil i-onUo before the I'ujo committee one an Ret an lnlght (through a class darkly) Into the mental processes of America's fore most promoter and financier and his Ideas on corporate management. Tho legal requirements of European countries I , to the publicity of promoters' ilnd ' bankors' profits meets with his approval; ' but, whllo he thinks this to be tho bet- i ter practice. he will not admit that tho ' secrecy maintained In this country with i regard to these matters Is wrong, nor that there Is any impropriety In the nt- 1 tltude. of American entrepreneurs, whoJ nssume that what they get out of a stock flotation Is their "private business.-' lie did not think the European way would go In this country, but gave no reason for this opinion. Neither did he seem to believe that cumulative voting for directors by minority stockholders would be of any great advantage to the latter. Mr. Morgan puts more faith In the management of corporate affairs by the holders of largo blocks of shares, preferably by a slnglo holder. This came out most clearly on the inquiry Into the purchase by him of 131,010 of 'Equitable Life Insurance stock for 13,MW,0W. Ho would give no reason for making this purchase but that ho "thought It waa the right thing to do," hut ho Intimated that the possibility of tho stock being sold and spilt up among a large number of small holders was MORAL SENSE IN ACTION Effective "Silent Treatment of Offending Couples. St. liouts Kepubllc. The power of social ostracism was II this was all these strange parents could lustrated in fit. Ioul recently In a strlk- bear, and they left St. Iiouis. Ihg manner and at the same time a newj Many other offenses against moral light waa thrown upon tho workings of the public mind. The eujte referred to is that of tho young man and his wifo who advertised Immediately nfter the birth of their first baby that they would llko to give It away. In explanation of their strnngo offer they said they did not llko babies nnd would be willing to let their son go Into the hands of strang ers and relinquish all knowledge of him and his whereabouts forever. Immediately thereafter their neighbors refused to speak to them; their friends turned their backs; the father's shop mates would not work in tho same room with him. and the employer discharged him. Btrangers flooded their home with letters carrying protests, advice, ex hortations and thrents. Fifteen days of ACTIVITIES IN Service Affairs Noted by th. Use of the Mnatcr Hull. The muster roll yfor he enlisted forco of the army, concerning"' which there waa considerable more or less acrimonious official correspondence laot year" and which was marked for extinction, continues to be used by the military establishment. It wan understood that npproval had been given to tho plan for abolishing the muster roll on tho theory that It was an unnecessary record which could be set rtMdo" to the ninnlfcst- saving of Tare (louiJftlmjV It has not appeared why tlje- projeqt for abolishing the muster roll was not "put In force, rcrtmps'the post ponement of that abolition may be at tributed to a belated realization in the War department of the disasters which would ensue by doing away with the mus ter roll. The fact that It would be Im possible to know anything1 concerning a soldier after ho enlisted may have had some Influonco with the military au thorities. Tho probability also that congress was likely to legislate for the security of tho muster roll, may havo con tributed to tho Indefinite delay In abolish ing It. I.uck of liiurtrrmnlr. A serious state of affairs confronts the chief of the quartermaster corpo of the army In tin- lack of officers who may be, under existing law, which con solidated tho former payi quartermaster, and subsistence departments, eligible to duty In the new branch. The military authorities aro now giving consideration to the Important question aa to whether or not regllmental or battalion quar termasters may be employed as assistants to other quartermasters In view of the limitation which the statute Imposes upon their capacity to receipt for money that does not pertain to their respective or ganizations. Another question raised Is whether or not officers of the regiment, other than regimental quartermasters, re main nvallablo as heretofore for detail to quartermaster duty. Upon tho decision will depend whether It is necessary to ask for an Increase In tho commissioned Personnel of tho now quartermaster corps or such amendment of existing luw as will render avaltahto additional officers for duty as quartermasters. It Is quite evident that congressional action ono way or the other will be nccosary should !t be decided that regimental and battalion quartermasters mny not bo detailed on this duty. Hriirlmmul of lllmplnln. Tho War department has received from Major General Arthur Murray, in com mand of the Western division, a copy of a leprlmand administered by Briga dier General M. P. Maus, li command of the Department of Columbia, to Chap lain James OsscwaarUe of tho Twenty first Infantry, on duty at Vancouver bar racks. It appears that tho army chap lain recently married an eloping coupl. who applied to hlin In their flight front their homes in a neighboring city. The rircumtsancea of the affair wero evi dently regarded by the military authori ties at Vancouver barracks as Justifying some action. At all events, tho partici pation of Chaplain Ossewturde In the marriage ceremony led to the official re mark that he waa "lacking In judgment." It was admitted, however, that it was probably without tho Jurisdiction of the military authorities to Interfere with the marrlago by an army chaplain of civil ians, provided the formalities and legal requirements were properly observed. Chaplain Optewaarde. protested against the reprimand which waa administered. This U probably one of those cases upon which the War department will find It difficult to act , Hlunnl .Service -'ote. Of tho sum of IIOO.CA) .that was appropri ated for military aviation for this fiscal year about 155.W0 has been expended. It Is intended to purchase from the remain ing tCWO from four o,x additional , ,,on of ,,,e lcnlfleene of a concentrated control. "Without control you cannot do an thlng," said Mr. MoRan; yet he declined to admit that he even sought to control or dominate. For Instance, he would not wiy lhftt hc ,mmcd tho directorate of ,,ie stoel coToratlon; h merely "passed Up"m tno nBmei' Nobody could get on l"c directorate over his objection; never tlielesa ho would not consider this as giv. 'mr control. Ills position as voting trustee for several large railways or banks might Klvo him a dominant volco In the naming of the munagers, but "you would not name tho samv directors" In each case, ho said, and the directors con trol. If he has "vast power" the words are thoso of tho counsel for the commit teeMr. Morgan does not know It. "I don't think I have," he sstd, "I don't feel It at all." When his firm puts a security on the market he feels a re sponsibility greater than a mere legal one; ho thinks himself morally obligated to support the Issuing company and put It right if anything should go wrong. His Idea is that when a man In his po. sltlon "abuses his power," he loses It; nnd he nevor gets It back again." This, apparently, he considers a sufficient limi tation; and more effective than limita tions by law, Mr. Morgan may have been unconscious of the fact, but he gave a pretty good description of a benevolent despotism. sense as grave as this are frequently committed and passed by with indlffer once by tho general public. Men convicted of tho lesser degrees of murder or of at tempted murder may go back to the scene of their crime and even gain standing and respect in the community. Fathers often and mothers sometimes abandon their children without exciting more than passing attention. Terhaps It was the novelty of the conduct of tho father an mother which; made their unnatural be havior so powerful an excitant of lndlg. nation. But, however that may be, It Is clear that active public condemnation, though venting Itself by no act of vio lence, can make life unbearable for one who has shocked the moral sense of a community. ARMY CIRCLES e Array an'd Navy Register. aeroplanes. An Improved type of military neroplanc Is being developed, which will havo nn Inclosed body for protection of tho aviators and a speed ot from forty flvo to sixty-five mile's an hour. The ad ditional machines will not be acquired until this new style Is perfected. The signal corps authorities hope that congress at this session will grant tne Increase In the corps asked for at this session that la. addltlpnal officera 'an follows; Ono colonel, twelve captains, tweWei first lieu tenants, anil thirty second lieutenants In order that the corps may be able to ime.et tho Incernsed demands upon It In the way of aviation, radio-telegraphy, and In other directions. AVItrMhe further development of aviation. It Is seen that these additional officers will not bring the corpa up in a sufficient number, and it will bo necessary by next year to ask for ono colonel, one lieutenant colonel, three majors, fifteen captains, fifteen first lieutenants, and fifteen second lieuten ants. Nominations Held lip. The failure of the senate to take up the nomination of General McClernarvd raises ait Interesting question. The impression at tho capltol among somo of tho mem bers of tho senate military committee has been that the retirement of that officer by operation of law on December 19 would oerate to transfer him from the active list with the rank of colonel. There are reasons for believing- that such a. suppo sition is erroneous. Genoral McCIernand holds a recess appointment as u, brigadier general and Is drawing the pay of that grade, pending senatorial action of cither rejection or confirmation of tho nomina tion or until tho termination of the ses sion without action. Ono vlow or the act uation is that General McCIernand Is en titled to bo retired as a brigadier general and to continue on tho retired list as of that rank until tho senate acts or falls to act by tho end of the session. If there were to bo rejection of tho nomination or failure to act, thoro might bo a question as to General McClemand's" rank on the retired list, but In view of the certainty that tho senate will confirm his nomina tion It is assumed that his recess appoint ment as brigadier general holds until that event, regardless of his retirement on December 23. EDITORIAL SNAPSHOTS. Washington Post: Now that Colonel Bryan has a plantation In Florida, what a phenomenal success he could make raising lemon. Cleveland rialn-Dealer: The statement that the president-elect woro a turn down collar with ovenlng clothes fell llko a bomb from an aeroplane on ultra-fashionable Washington. Washington Star: Leading officers of the nrmy arc considering a plan for the elimination of, all negro soldiers In the United States, but wo don't remember having heard that there was any color line drawn on San Juan I III I. Wabhlnpton Post: Dr. Hlllot says that base ball has been the greatest single faetor for good among the Chinese, prob ably meaning that as soon as they had mustered up courage enough to bawl out the umpUe they declared for a republic. Philadelphia Ledger: Diamonds are valued, says a popular speaker, because they represent condensed wealth; one can't wear to.000 hams around one'a neck or 10,000 barrel ot flour, but one can wear their 'equivalent; one can alto wear rhlnestones with some degree of satis faction. Baltimore American: There Is an old ionB that was very popular In Its day ulraut "a name that's uevsr spoken and a picture that Is turned to the wall." Home Missouri muvlcnl critics declare that It )ih could be persuaded to do so. Champ Clark could revlvo It with such fcellmr as tu give It vogue equal to that jot tliu "houii' dawg" Hong, okiwa Backward Iks Day in Omaha J (ijaMPijLio i hum CK& Fiie- 'OKCKMHKUllO Thirty Vchi-s ,r The slolghlng tournament has been re opened by Council llluffs, whose pco'c cnnio over with about fifty sb-lghs. headed by a brass band, and paraded I the streets In fine style n a challenge ' . . .. I ...... V. .. . . ........ 1 . I mi wiuuiin iu irpiunu III twiiii. The emotional actress, IJertha Wclby, electrified them at floyd's In the drama "One Woman's Life." The sixteenth birthday anniversary of Miss Kdlth Kedfleld, daughjer of Mr. and Mrs. Charles rtcdfleld, wns enjoyed nt the family residence, with the participa tion qf friends. Kitchen Brothers have fitted up an ex cellent howling alley In the building ad joining the hotel on the west. Tho general manager's car of the Union Pacific went west, carrying S. II. II. Clark, Charles H. Dewey, A. It. Dufrenc nnd Mrs. Grossman, Miss Carrie M. Hartley of Kearney, who has been the guest of Mrs. T, V. Black burn, returned home. ( The' ladles' auxiliary of the Young Men's Christian association, has adopted resolutions reciting that, whereasr many women of our city are accustomed to place wine on their tables, and whereas wo have noted that tho drinking of young men on such occasions has been the commencement of a sad career, there fore, etc., we are against the custom. Twenty Years As Ulshop and Mrs. Newman announced a reception for their friends January 2, from 4 to 6 p, m.. and S to IV, at the .Millard hotel. Dick Xlooro of St. I'aul put Jim Crowley of Huffato, out In the third round of n finish boxing match at the Omaha Ath letic club In tho ovenlng. Crowley, tho lurger of tho pugs, made a good fight, but was no match for the more supple Dick. City Treasurer Uolln started out on his plan to make all Insurance companies do ing business In the city, pay a tax on their profits. This tax was collectable for four years. The Jacksonlnns were making elaborate piano for their annual dinner January 7. They were expecting as the big gun of the occasion tho Hon. John C. Black of Illinois, former commissioner of pensions; Congressman MeKenile of Kentucky, Governor Boise of Iowa, Governor Uoyd of Ncbraskn. Hon. W. J. Bryan of Lin coln and Hon. J. Sterling Morton of Ne braska City. A number of folks went to Council Bluffs In the ovenlng to attend the party given by Mr. and Mrs. Stewart at tho Grand hotel. Miss Ella rtaymond, W. II. Raymond and Harry B, Kvans of Lincoln, nnd Miss Knilly Hamlll of Keokuk, Ia who wero the guests for a week of Miss Ber tha Sloan, left for Lincoln, accompanied by Miss Sloan, to attend the Revola club party. The same Jolly party planned on going from there to Crete to attend a party given by Miss Myrtle Johnson.. Ten Years Ago The Knox Collese Glee club paid Omaha a visit and gave a concert at St. Mary's Avenue Congregational church, which was well attended and pronounced a success. Governor-elect John H. Mickey called uo "Mnvor Frank E. Moores by long dls- innrA tnlrnhnne and told him hc had a New Year's gift for him. "What Is it?" eagerly asked the mayor. "I want you to bo a member of my official staff; I want to make you a colonel for a New Year s gift. Will you accept It?" The mayor told him he would, and would be pleased to hold himself in readiness for tho gov ernor's command and serve him the best he could. Tim Snlvntton Army folks announced the coming January 7 of General William Booth, the Illustrious founder ot their organization. It became known that tho. Union 1'acl- rln'n new board of pensions would consist nr thsA men: William R. Kelicy, gen eral solicitor; K. K. Buckingham, general superintendent: W. B. McKeen. jr.. su perintendent of motive power; Krastus Young, general auditor, and Dr, A. F. Jonas, tho company's chief surgeon. C. W. Hull reported to the police that several time of late furniture has been wrecked In his coal offices at Twentieth and Isard streets and that he had re .ivri threatening letters. This recalled similar raids made there In 1SJT, when a i man was arrested for the offense. People Talked About In Bulgaria bachelors are taxed $30 a year. And the consensus ot opinion among bachelors of all nations is that U is worth It. As that New York woman who wears one says, a waicn on ine buhi".-! "charmingly convenient." All she has to do when she wants to know what time It Is Is to put her foot on the table. Senator Hoke 8mlth's daughter Is said to have lost S,O0O worth of Jewelry. Un founded. Mr. Smith Is a plain, simple, butternut democrat from Georgia whv practices the economy he preaches. A Cleveland grown-up admits that his vivid Imagination wbji put In working order by the paddling his father gave him while young. Other dads havo noticed the permanency ot a good thing ham mered in. State Representative Greenwood of Massachusetts, being new In the busi ness, comes tip to the scoreboard ot freak legislation with bill number one. He pro posed to .stop women using tobacco. Greenwood Is headed for a dry kiln. The new home which Mrs. Frederick Vanderbllt It building In New York for girls who are employed will accommodate 100. Board will be from $3.50 to 13 a week, the prices to vary according; to location. No women more thin 40 years old will be received. Frank Austin ot Athens, lie.. Is uslnz his motorcycle to saw hit winter wood. He has placed the machine on a fram and fastened a belt pulley on the hub it the rear wheel, attaching It to the saw pulley, Austin It able to taw a good sup ply of wood every day. The saw la ar ranged with wheela on It, to the entire machine may be easily moved. A Chicago police court Judge waa stag gered the other day by having handed to him In court a letter from a woman who pleaded guilty to driving an auto without a tall light and ruled. "I enclose U, tpeclfled amount of fine." "That ta the first tlma In my twenty years aa lawyer and Judge that I ever heard of a person pleadlnc guilty and paying a fine by mall," said tha magistrate. AIMED AT OMAHA. 1 Herman ttnrord Senator llttchcocks jllW.OOO appropriation for a IniUlevurd ! from Omaha to Fort Crook will look like j.T) tents If the goxrrnment abandons that fort j Aurora Suit: Down at Omaha the other iday Mayor Jim made Christmas presents lo nbout two doat-n poor cusses by re leasing them fiom Jail, where they were being hold on minor charges. The mayor knew of so many "larger fry" In the city who were enjoying freedom that does not rightfully belong to them that he wad. no doubt, lod to a feeling of compHHslou for these small .offenders. Omaha Hxnmlner: Xo Douglas county legislator should feel himself privileged to go down to Lincoln and Join in the hold-up enterprises of nham statesmen of the corporation-halting variety. He represents a constituency that, however dependent upon the agricultural Interest of the s.tnte. Is also keenly sensitive to the general prosperity and knows no classes when It comes to the right of every man to enjoy a liberal profit for his effort nnd ac tivities. Grand Island Independent: Observing that Chicago's mlnlstoilal union Is mak ing a London suffragette effort to ftop the revelry and excessive drinking on New Year's eve. the Omaha Bee remarks that the "solution Is easy, ns Omaha's ex perience proves," and "all Chicago needs Is an S o'clock law strictly enforced." One wonders, however, If this Is testimony that the S o'clock law Is or can be on forced In Omahu, or rather a bit of nag ging at the Lincoln anti-stloon league. Kcllgh cLader: Omaha nnd South Omaha people are busy figuring on char ter changes. Legislators can congratu late themselves this session that the con stitutional amendment carried giving cit ies the right to make their own charters In past sessions nbout one-fourth of the time has been taken tip with Omaha. South Omaha nnd Lincoln charter legis lation, which, In addition to taking up time, was troublesome business In which the members had no personal Interest. Western Laborer: It was a novelty to see Postmaster John C. Wharton giving personal attention to the nervous and ex cited Christmas patrons of the postofflce during the busy days before Christmas. He positively acted like a human being like tho manager of a big store who was delighted to see so many customers We congratulate Omaha on having a post master whose feet are on tho ground. Hc was on tho Job all his waking hours when tho people needed him; ndw he can loaf all through January If hc wishes. Grand Island Independent: Omaha's .stocking, It is Indicated by the Omaha newspapers, contained a J1,000,000 h6tel as a ChrlBtmas present. It Is Omaha capital that Is to build it and it ts stipu lated that Omaha architects, Omaha con tractors, Omaha matcrlnl dealers nnd Omaha labor are to compete for the bust ness Involved In tho construction, Indi cating that outsiders may save time by not wasting any on competing. That's the protection principle brought down to tho city limits, regardless of downward or upward revision. It Omaha finds It to pay, how nbout other cities? A Minimum "Wiic. Springfield Republican. The prompt action of the public serv ice corporation of New Jersey In estab lishing a minimum wage ot $9 a week for women and girls In Its employ, following Its welfare commlttce'n report that such an amount 1b the least which can sus tain a respectable standard of living, will appeal to a good many people's sense ot Justice and reasonableness. If a general adoption of the principle Is not practical under our present system ot Industry, so much the worse for the system. 3Inkc n Not" ot It. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Let politicians of all parties take nate of the fact that although the bomb thrown at Delhi hit the elephant, the only harm done waa to thoso on tho ele phant's back at the time, while the great pachyderm only winked his ears and marched on. Public Wrlfnrc Work, Louisville Courier-Journal. The department of agronomy In a western college Is teaching pupils how to plow. About the same i mount of energy and Intelligence that wins success In foot ball makes a good plowman, and plowing Is more closely related to pub lic welfare than playing foot ball. SummerJLano in or and t ti wl-fc m . JLttfc.sf'CX. K7 Btitw itjttitt BStl Low Round Trip Fares VIA WASHINGTON IN BOTH D1RCCTIONS.OH0NE WAY VIA WASHINGTON RETURNING VIA CihXINNATI.ORVICE VERSA. Very Liberal Stopovers RcrumliMrrt oN"ficsiT3 ito FVorioa Points June 1,1913 NO. 6"NCWY0RK LIMITED" LEAVES CHICAGO 6.45 P.M. A ifWKM ll, !wriMlli HV'tPM, MmitUM In wclnimau. af truur mrttfw Mtnutifl, wHh immmii tj 4 mint Mni. It llim UlMUth tH AlUahMW Uaunlil., in vipil inrfvn Ifvin Mva bniHl 8.1 S .m.. 11.00 a.m. and 9.30 frtm Itltlmm A OM Suum, FlftH Annua n4 Htrrlttn Strati, Far aartlaalara caaaall naaraal TUkal Aaaat ar aaa IDWARD KMIRY, T. . A., OMAHA, i Baltimore SOhio w ""W via Rock island Lines Electric lighted drawing-room sleeping cars Omaha to rort worm connections for Oklahoma City. THESE GIRLS OF OURS. I .xprHtts-Mls Kldcr Is nun h older than I I thought. I Hunker Impossible. SpisttH-Well. 1 asked her ir she had j it-Ail Aesop's Fablf". ami slip onlil sh rrmi inrin wiicii itivj iui i-i&nie out. Home Journal. "That woman Is fond of gossip." "Yes," icplled Miss Cayenne. ! like to see people happy, and 1 hope that when women are eligible to nil olflees she will be a Judge in Bono." Washington Star. "Do you think only of nlef" mummed the hi Mo. "Tell me that you think only of me." "It 8 this way." explained the groom, geutlj. "Now and then I haw to think ot the furnace, my ilwtr." Louisville Courier-Journal. Ho (passlonatoly) 1 would glvu my life for you, dearest! She (calculatingly) Arc yoli Insured? Judge. ' "Docs your husband object to your tak ing NUt in lolltlcs7 OJKeil Mrs. Cross Kinln. "CeitRinly not," replied Mr. BurlnK Bautiers. "Then, whiro's tho fun In doing It?" Puck. He (very shy) W'h-lmt sized gloves ilo you wear. Miss Mabel? Mio distantly tecognlzlns un oppor tunity) Don t you inenn what sized linger. Mr. Sttuihers? Uu such slight pegs hang momentous happenings. ! rol no nuu tne ruin in iu ruuncw tn the time. Cleveland Plain Dealer. i I Wife (with newspaper) 1 low odd! In Sumatra, when a woman Is loft a widow she immediately puts up a flag. Hub-whnt'H the Idea rejoicing? wile-No. no: While the flag remains whoio she must not marry again, but tho moment a rent appears In It she Is free to Hub-Gee! I'll bet It wliuld pay to go there with a cargo ot shoddy bunting. Boston Transcript. "No," she declared, "I will novcr b your wife, after what has happened. ou are false as falso as" , "Well, go on," he urged, determined to know tho worst, "as fnlso as what?" "As false as Do Wolfe Hopper's top knot," she hissed. Chicago Record-Herald. Mrs. Crabshaw According to jou, this breakfast food isn't good tor anything. ' Crabshaw Not at all, my dear! I think it would be first-rate stuff to sprinkle on the sdduwalk during slippery weather. Judge. The Judge So you admit you were go ing at the rate of twenty-five miles an hour? The chauffeur Yes, your honor. The Judge Well, a man should pay a he goes. I'll flno you M. Yonkcrs Statesman. First Sport-Slugger has absolute c""11 dence that he will beat his man. I think he's got something up hip sleeve. Second Sport You bet he has an arm with a punch to It llko the kick of .1 mule. Boston Transcript. THE YEARS. W. D. Ncsbit In Chlcugo Post. Sunrise, and noon, and sunset. And day slips into day; Twilight, and dark, and daylight A year has rolled away. ' Budding, and bloom, and fading, Green tree, nnd leafless bough; Seeding, and growth, and harvest So dies an old ycur now. Singing, nnd sighs, and silence. The frownlngs and tho smiles, Tolling, and stress, and resting, And gravo or guycr whiles; Days that havo brought their honors. And days that left, their s-enrs-Over It all tho marvel Of each night with Its stars. Dt camlncs, and hopes", and planning, Tasks that begin and end; Hours thnt have brought the silence Alike to too and friend. ' Words that wero sad or merry. Draughts that wen; bittersweet; Greeting, and hull, and parting The old and now ycur meet. Sunrise, and noon, and sunset. Day will slip into day; Twilight, and dark, and daylight. The year will roll away; Sunshine, nnd song, and gladness. Fair dreams that come in sleep, Blrdsong, and nodding blossoms These are wo fain to keep. Darkness, nnd light, and shadows. Sorrow and golden cheer. Blend Into God's completeness, Into the finished year, Into a memory-fabric Woven ot shade and shine These are the years unfolding In lives llko yours and mine. m msm Winter Time" id a;llhl. OthtrMtV B.m. HCB. Tickets and reservations Htb and Farmam Streets raaa Ooatlts 423 Ntbraiks: AS IadtpcaJant