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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1913.
THE OIA jDiVIpY BE13 M'Lli BY El'WAJtl) KOhAWATKII. VlQK nO!KWATKR, RtUTOR. ... .U)NO, &AKS A M AND 17TH- i t. red at Omaha otofftc as ceo fid - clBfs matter 1.30 TKRAI3 OF SI'BSCKIITION Pur-day Be, one year Pat-irdav B, one year Daily lie. witha-ot Sunday. mm yer rimiv im and Banday. one year.. . PLLIVEKKn HY CAnKiSR Evening and Sunday. per month. ...... Evening without Sunday. per month.. xo tallv Bee, including Sunday, per mo.. c liailv Iter, without Sunday. pr mo.... c 3lresa alt eomplalnts or Irregularities H dp.iiWy te City Circulation Dept. ItEJIlTTANCE. , rirmlt by draft, express or postal order, ra able to The Hee Publishing compsny. Only I-cent stamps received In payment of small accounts. Personal checks, ex cept .m Omaha and eastern exchange, not v '-er.ted OFFICRS: Omaha -The Uce building. Pouth Omaha-15 N street. Council muffs 14 North Main street. 1 ir :nn-K Uttle building. Chlcago-lOU Marquette building. nai om Clty-Hcllance building I.e. York-34 Went Thlrty-thlni. j-t LouIs-W2 Frisco building. fiphuigton Fourteenth St.. N. rounisapONDBNCK. Communications relating to news ana edl nal matter f hould bo nddresnxJ ornaJi lle. Kdltorlal department. JANUARY CIKOUIATION. 49,528 Stale of Nebraska. County of Douglas, m. t.wight Williams, circulation manajer of lhe Publishing oompany. being duK sworn, nays that the average duil clrn jlatlon for the month ol 'Jamjar, Ui:, was DWIOHT WILLIAMS, Circulation Manager. .S'W.i'bed, li. my presence and sworn ti before m tills 6th day of tebruary, Ea.: ) Notary Public. Subscriber iMrlnic tlio utty lenipurarllr ahonlil halt The Ile? mailed to ihtiui. AIi1im will be o banned ns often am raaueiled. A fako doctor cannot ouduro tbo Be.irchllEht of foarless publicity. Tho Silver Lining. j Penetrating the clouds of "doubt, and (leproenlon," with which, Mr. Hill says, tho country Is steadily ar resting the growth of the nation's commercial facilities, we note that tho Delaware Lackawanna & West orn railroad, one of tho principal anthractto coal lines, oarnod In 1912, according to the Wall Strcot Journal, approximately 3G per cent on Its stock of $30,277,000. As tho offi cial report for tho year has not yet been published, tho amount for dividends la not known, but In 1910 tho balance for dividends was 35.41 per cent of tho earnings, and, as both freight and passenger rovenucs last year show Increases, tho divi dend level will probably not be ma terially loworod. All this Is quite Impressive In view of tho fact that tho anthracite coal Btrlk'o In 1912 was supposed to have cut qulto a figure. But overy cloud has Its silver lining, even railroad clouds, and peering still further through tho valo overshadowing tho dismal prophets wo observo that Lackawanna stock is quotod nt 4 1G to 420. Looluncf Backward. LTkisDitiOmaW COMPILED FROM DEE. MLE3 000 S KKUKUAUV 12. r pop That New York pollco prcbo scorns nt last to have struck bed rock. Most lanes and worms turn In tltno, which makes lifo worth while. Walt just one month for the next round in the charter convention rscrlcs. What tho pooplo want Is water rates not a nominal tlon discount. lowor collec- Mftn wants but little hero below and usually gota that ltttlo, If Mr. Morgan overlooks it. A Uttlo moro vigorous uso of tho prosocutor'a club by our county at torney would help some. In the proposed rearrangement of tho almanac perhaps it would bo wlso to rename tho seasons. President Madero smiles as ho viorfl tho latest Diaz revolt, but it jnay bo no laughing matt or. Those Mexicans aro cortalnly world beaters whon It comes to doing much fighting and showing small re sults. Presidont-clect Wilson evidently does not moan to put his cablnot team through a spring training course. , The Hole in tho Ladle. A number of measures are pond Ing before the legislature at Lincoln to provide publicity for candidates for office,, constitutional amend ments and Initiative and referendum laws through some kind of an offi cial olectiou pamphlet. Tho Idea Is borrowed from Oregon where Inauguration of tho Initiative and referendum was accompanied uy a publicity schomo of this sort, the booklet being compllod, printed and distributed by official authority, I with arguments by advocates and op ponents of proposed monsurco in serted within limits of space, either free or for price. Tho theory Is that attention of tho voter is mora effectively secured by tho pamphlet, although as a matter of fact tho campaign of education will havo to bo continued, as before, chiefly within tho nowspapors. Wo have no data to show what tho schomo costs where It has been tried, or what it would cost if tried in No braska, but tho liolo In tho India Is In tho distribution. Tho only way to put such a booklet into tho hands of oach voter is by using a mailing list, and the only way such a mail ing, list could bo made dopondablo would bo by roqulrlng,nn official on rollmont of all tho voters, no matter whoro thoy may bo located. Hero In Nobraska wo havo never had registration of voters except in tho larger cities, so that no official voters' list Is accessible. In tho state, the so-called "polls' mado by pariy organizations navo never cov orod moro than partial territory. tind oven then havo novor boon, ao curate or adequate. Tho prorequslto thoroforo to tho pamphlet schomo is onforccd stato-wldo registration of votors. Unless our law-makers aro ready to tako thin Btep first, thoy had hotter drop tho political pam pblot ontorprse. Thirty Years Ago A testimonial banquet to General C. O Manderson In honor of his election as fnlted States senator was tendered him lU the Paxton by his Comrade of the Grand Army of the Republic. Judga Savage presided, with General Mander son at his right and General O. O. Howard at his loft. Others who spoke were: Hon. W, H. Michaels of Grand Island, General Thomas Wilson. Major J. li. Davis, Colonel K. C. Mason, Hon. Pat O. Hawes, J. E. Wilbur, Captain Sam U. Jones, Hon. V. J. Broatch, Hon. J. H. Kitchen. General V. D. Brown, Hon. Charles A. Coutnnt and I. B. Congdon. Tho Bco devotes a column to retrospect of the Academy of Muslo ns a deserted place of amusement with Its career closed. Printed lists are out showing the scholarship percentage of the Crelghton college boys. Those who attained tho coveted 100 are: Masters John Tony, John Riley and Milton nrost. The veteran Sam Gardner has returned from Hot Springs, Ark., with a full beard and healthful countenance. I Hon. James II. Kyner lias cone to ! Idaho. The Karatoga Lyceum is now officered as follows: President. W. H. Lawtnn; vice president, Jacob Elton: secretary, J. JJ. Weston; treasurer, C. W. Touslcy. It is not surprising that a tourist from tho north got oft the train in Omaha, thinking he had' reached Florida. wnat a lot or good front page Bpaco Mr. Wilson has been missing by keeping his cabinet selections back so long. Aunt Delia should not bo so mod est about . that applo pio story, for we are running too short on tradl tions as It is. By keeping quiet and assuming tho proper facial air, n rather shallow man may sometimes give tho lm presslon of being a doop thinker. Frogs croaking in tho Virginia swampB aro heralded as tho harbln gera of spring. Croakora, though. aro not confined to sections or Bea cons. Those two "most beautiful Amor lean women," may not become tho most popular among tho others it they do not stop getting their pic tures in the -paper. Dust and Disease.' ' No ono needs to bo told that ac cumulations of dust violate laws of sanitation, no learn In public thor oughfares than hi musty housos or public buildings. Dust, In fact, is prime enomy to hoaltb, largely be cause of tho facility It offors for tho transmission of. germs. Thoroforo modern methods of street cleaning call for the allaying of tho dust before the'swooplng begins. Othorwlso, as Omahans havo had rocoutly polntod out to them from a highly cultured critic, the streots might bo mora san itary unswept, at least tho germs would not then bo so widely diffused until, perhaps, a vagrant wind hap ponod along. This matter of propor street donning Is very closely asso ciated with the wholo scheme of scientific sanitation and should bo correlated with our splendid na tional antl-tuberculosla crueado, stneo it is tho tuberculosis germ that is chiefly dealt with under these cir cumstances. Hvery plan for rauulcl pal bottorment should recognlzo this important need. Tho government has instituted a suit to determine whether or not tho Sherman law is being violated. Going to see for itself about this un scrambling of eggs. The drys have won to tho extent of inducing congress to pass a law to stop shipment of liquors to be sold in dry territory. But they won't be content to stop at that. Yes, but the appraised price paid for all that part of the water works In South Omaha was only 1500,000, and tho Water board tried Its hard est to have it detached so we would not have to buy it. "New York Gambling Houses All Crooked, Says Officer." Headline. Being gambling houses, yes. "Lltjle by little," says tho Brook lyn Eagle, "tho cabinet of President elect Wilson is being selected." Per haps, but not announced. Omaha started a million-dollar hotel project with 1400,000 of stock subscriptions in a few weeks. That is the kind ot enterprise that com mumls attention among Investors and capitalists In the east, and con vinces them that Omaha is a hust ling city that does -things. Twenty Years A jo ur. iTank Crane, pastor of First Methodist churoh. paid a glowing trib ute to tho memory of Abraham Lincoln, whose anniversary was observed In several Habbath morning discourse. The uudltorium and gallery of the spacious church were filled with oager listeners long before the hour of service, F. H. Kushen, a Union Pacific passen gor conductor, was confined to his bed with a fractured ankle, which resulted from n fall on slippery Dodge street. Senator Paddock and Senator-elect W. V. Allen came up from Lincoln, whore Allen had Just been given tho toga by tho legislature They went at once to the xiunaru noici, ivnero they received and entertained a number'of friends nt dinner. Senator Paddock looked tired and worn and both wont to bod t-arly. a certain capitalist of tho city, who is also a musical cnthunlast." was In correspondence with the Messrs Htolnway or now York as to having Paderowskl camo to Omaha for a piano concert. It was hoped to socufrc tho virtuoso for the first week In April and Exposition nan was already spoken for in that event Local musical circles were aflutter with excitement over the posslbllty. Ten Yearn Aro ucorgo i' Krcll and Miss Ann uorotiiy Hay, wore married at the home or tno bride B mother. Mr. Mn,-v v Hny, at 6 p. m., the servlco being read by the Itev. J. J. Jcaneatte. who had officiated at tho marriage of the brido's parents. Tho brido was attended by Miss iJtlie jrricK, Hester Lane and Mrs. N P. Nelson, while Messrs. Nelson, William ktoii ana r. Frederick acted as grooms men. Tho Nebraska Telcnhono pnmnnhv an. noilfaocd an Increase In Its capital stock irom Jl,X),O0O to "$2,400,000. The stock, holders voted tho VW.OOO extra stock to no piuced In the eastern stock Tnarket. Many big Improvements wero contem plated, ohlof of which, Prosldent Yost said, would bo now exchange buildings In Omaha, Council Bluffs and Lincoln. Sherley Woodworth, 1147 North Eight eenth street, a lineman for tho Nebraska Telephone company, whllo working on a twenty-flvo foot pole at Twonty-fourth and Dodge streets, fell to tho ground and was fatally Injured. Ualph Blttlngor, formerly one of the proprietors of the Morchants hotel, was In the city, registered at tho Schlltr from Meeker, Colo. Miss Mnrcla Huntoon Arnold, a teacher of muslo at tho Unlvorslty of Nebraska, died at Wlso Momorinl hospital, 30 years of ago. Sho was a slater of Dr. H. L. Arnold, assistant city health commis sioner and her homo was In GIrard, Kan. Sho was a vory talented young woman and had but rocoutly returned from Europe, whero she had been pursuing her musical studios In Berlin and Vienna, Lincoln By Itobert G. lngorsoll. If you wish to know the difference be tween an orator and an elocutionist between what Is felt and what Is said between what the heart and brain can Oo together and what the brain can do atone read Lincoln's wondrous words at Gettysburg, and then the speech of Ed ward Everett. Tho oration of Lincoln will never be forgotten. It will live until languages are dead and lips are dust. The speech of Everett will never be read. The elocutionists believe In the virtue of olcc. the sublimity of syntax, the majesty of long sentences and the genius of gesture. The orator loves the real, tbo simple, the natural. He places tho thought above all. He knows that the greatest Ideas should be expressed In the shortest words that the greatest statuos need the least drapery. Lincoln was an Immense personality- firm, but not obstinate. Obstinacy Is ego tismfirmness is heroism. Ho influenced others, without effort, unconsciously; and thoy submitted to him, as men submit to nature, unconsclosly. He was severe with himself, and for that reason lenient with others. He appeared to apologize for being kinder than his fellows. Ho did merciful things as steadfastly as othe.'s committed crimes. Almost ashamed of tenderness, he said and did tho noblest words and deeds with that charming con fusion, tliat awkwardness, that Is the perfect grace of modesty. As a noblo man. wishing to pay a small debt to a poor neighbor, reluctantly of fers & hundred-dollar bill and asks for change, fnarlnc that he may be suspected either of malting a display of wealth or a pretense of payment, so Lincoln heel tated to show his wealth of goodness, even to the host he knew. A great man stooping, not wishing to make his fel lows feel that they were small or mean. He knew others, because perfectly ao qualnted with himself. Ha cared nothing for peace, but everything for principle; nothing for money, hut everything for Independence. Whero no principle was invoivea, easily swayea willing to go slowly if In the right dlrectlon-some- times will to stop; but ho would not go back, and ho would not gt wrong. He was willing to wait. Ho knew that the event was not waiting, and that futo was not the fool of chance. He knew that slavery hnd dofendcrs, but no dofense, and that thoy who attacked the right must wound themselves. He was neither tyrant nor Blave. Ho neither knelt nor scorned. With him men wcro neither great nor Bmnll they wero right or wrong. Through manners, clothes, itles, rags and raco ho saw tho real that which Is, Beyond accident, policy, com promise ana war ho saw tho end. Ho was patient ns destiny, whoso unde cipherable hieroglyphs were bo deeply graven on his sad and trnglo faco. JNOtning discloses real character like the uso of , power. It Is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wUh to know what a man really Is, givo him power. This Is tho supreme test. It Is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, ho never abused it, except upon tno side or mercy. Wealth could not purchase, power could not awo this di vine, this loving man. He knew no fear except the reur of doing wrong. Hating slavery, pitying the master seeking to conusor, not persons, but prejudices-he was tlio embodiment of tho self-denial, me courage, the hopo and the nobility or a nation. lie spoke not to Inflame, not to upbraid, but to convince. He raised his hands, not to strike, but in benediction. Ho longed to pardon, no loved to see tho pearls of Joy on tho cnocKs or a wife whoso husband he had rescued from death. Lincoln was the grandest flarure of thn civil war. He is the gentlest memory of our woriu. HioBeesLUox Posrr for the Wnltr llonnl. SOUTH OMAHA, Feb. ll.-To the Editor of The Bee: I have been reading tho discussion on ttw water rates queet.on every evening, and, being a consumer. have something Important to a good many consumers. Why does the Water board accept a 16 cash deposit from ony tenant Just to please a whim of a landlord? I have a letter in my possession to that ffect. They do not require It or pay In terest on any deposit They simply hold It when a landlord demands it. It Is not good treatment to the tenants and the Water board should pass nil rdlnanco forbidding such and make every landlord release every deposit at once. 1 havo In my possesion a clipping from the World-Herald of September 23, 1912, on this water rates subject, In which a very romlnent man says they could havo a halt million dollars lying Idle. The Water board should pas on ordi nance compelling every landlord that hus caused his tenants to make a deposit to release It. Let the totiant sign a- contract alone or with the landlord either would bo fair but not take their hard earned cash that could well bo used In their ljonies. 1 Hay tho Water board does a great wronrf to every tenant when It accepts a depoMt and the sooner It docs away with luch rules the more harmony thcro will be be tween tho landlords and the tenants A CONSUMER, AVnnts Trackage Up to Thirteenth. OMAHA, Feb. U To the Editor of Tho Bee: While the talk for a new depot is on why not encourage the railroads a lit tie by permitting them to lay tracks nt least up the alleyways from Tenth to Thirteenth streets, south of Farimin. This would open up a lot of property and fit It for large wholesale houses in need of trackage. Tho idea is not now; It was up during the first term ot W J. Broatch as mayor. who turned it down because he had prop erty on Harney street and did not want trackage there. But, times' have changed, and I believe Mr. Broatch would now favor the plan, even If he Is not In po sltlon to help it along.. The railroad people could then extend their present depot up as far as Thlr teenth street and that would furnish plonty of room for many years to com Yours for a greater Omaha, LEWIS A. ELLIS. atrated In the case of this admirable winter landscape. Good painting is good ialnting, any where, and there Is really very little chance of its going unreooghlzcd for long, even It obscured by Its surroundings. And when Its ' recognition comes, It Is pretty generally through eyes that have had their own training, In those foreign schools that the provincial fleers at, not knowing any better; and that, being trained, have learned to catch the ray of the diamond In the dust-heap. A PICTURE LOVEIt. SUNNY GEMS. Friend Was your client acquitted? I.awyer'Er no-but I'm told I ac quitted myself very well. Boston Tran script. "So ho had to hold up his bills because his wife caused a stringency in his finances by playing bridge?" "Yes. Her game was what might be called a suspension bridge." Baltimore American. Knlcker The world Is divided Into two clashes. Bocker Statesmen who don't see. how they can HVe on the salaries thev get. and statesmen who don't see how they nre going 10 uvo without the salary. fMew xorK Times. Indignant Wife I wonder what vou would have done If you had lived when People Talked About Tho Tuberculosis Serum. Tho federal government evidently hits, faith in tho efficacy of tho tuberculosis aorum as n euro for tho disease or it would not havo assigned tho State department xo follow and publish reports of tho tests to bo mado. With all our conquests thus far In the nation wide war on tho white plague, wo havo not gono rainbow chasing utter nuaok nostrums. Tho action of tho government In this instance, there fore, while not committing It to an endorsement of tho serum test, la vory significant and will tend to at tract public attention to (ho tests, Of'courso, tho $1,000,000 hung up privately as a reward for success will servo tho high purpose of stimulating professional skill, but it is tho government's attitude that claims most serious interest. This reward is to be paid only in the event of cures In 95 per cont ot the cases, but undoubtedly tho government will not despise tho remedy if it cures no more than 50 per cent. Even then It would bo revolutionary In value. Bamuel C. Winters, attorney at law at American Falls, Idaho, formerly district attorney, was born on a farm In Nemaha county, Nebraska. Superior Judgo M. L. Easterday of tho superior court at Tocoma. Wash., read law at the Nebraska State unlvcslty. Ills boyhood was spent at Tecumseh. Hollow Horn Bear of South Dakota has made known his deslro to see the new Great White Chlof sworn In at Washing ton next mouth, and to glvo him a pipe. After knocking on smoking compart ments In cars, Dr. Harvey W. Wiley In vestigated one, caught a festive microbe and was laid up lu Butte, Mont., with laryngitis. Captain Andrew J. Thomas, a retired New York policeman who died last week, left an estate vnluod at KW.OO). Ho couldn't help getting rich on a salary of J,"00 a year. Harry A. Wheeler of Chicago has ac cepted tho preildenoy of tho Chamber of Commerce of tho United States for 1913. When elected a few weeks ago ho with held his acceptance. Clutton Borglutn, the noted Bculptor, has rotlred from the Association of American Painters and Sculptors becauso of methods pursued In selecting exhibits for tho forthcoming art show In Now York City. aeorgo W. Deems ot Baltimore, whose wife. Jarred tho Monument City by de claring she had never been kissed, de fends himself by saying the story is bunc. "Why, I've kissed her a thousand times," Bays George, "and she liked 'em, too." Possibly Mrs. Deems is Ured of having George do It. Miss Belle Ben has taken out her final papers for the ownership ot her Snako Blver homeBtead, It is a canyon farm near Enterprise, Ore., where sho has lived alone for six years, her nearest neighbor being nine miles away. She built her own fences, split her own wood, planted her own garden and gathered the orop. StUtuken Critics. Washington Post. Critics ot the Lincoln memorial who claim that It Is too conventional are en tirely mistaken, as the artists, with au.r elous originality, haven't Included any lions ta the decorative scheme, Under a New Name. IndlanapolU News. An archaeologist has discovered that tt was the practice ot Egyptian wives In the olden time to tickle the soles of their husband's feet. Evidently an Egyptian substitute for pulling hubby's Ice. Editorial Sittings Louisville Courier-Journal: If this sort of winter keeps up much longer wo respectfully submit that it is tho im perative duty of the democratic party to pass suitable legislation. New York World; Now it Is th American Tobacco company that "cuts a melon." Tlio frost of absolution de crees does not appear to have nipped the corporation fruit crop. Indianapolis News: The busted oil trust has declared a dividend of I4O.00O.. Oft) and tho busted tobacco trust one of ,ow,ouo, but let's cheer up anyhow maybe they won't do the same thing next year, Baltimore American: Tho British cab inet has decided, but In no haughty and contemptuous spirit, that the latest at tacks of tho suffragettes with red pepper and snuff aro simply to be sneezed at. Washington Post: Suffragettes are now claiming that the ballot will make women young, from which we Judge that the first legislation thoy will attemot will bo a federal statute abolishing birth-, days. Cloveland Plain Dealer: An Iowa court has decided that 3100 is too much for a woman to pay for a hat. One notice.. however, that this court has not thn temerity to state 'how much would, lp his Judicial mind, be Just enough. Philadelphia Bulletin: A New York bootblack, under arrest for nttv in p. cony, offered a certificate of Standard Oil stock aa his ball. If all the little Rockefellers and Morgans of the country who are getting a share of tho profits were to bo listed, the ranks of canltal. and labor would be found to bo sur prisingly mixed. Around the Cities Two women police officers In San Fran cisco respond to hurry calls on motor cycles. The weather department in "Washing ton turned down all requests for cabinet Indications. St. Louis folk are forming a league to refuse to pay street railway tares unless provided with seats. Chicago health officials ask for $300,000 wherewith to combat epidemics ot scarlet fever and diphtheria. Plymouth, Mass., cluhwomtn have be gun a crusade to compel the cleaning of filthy streets and alleys. Judge McCannon rules that tho com mon council of Cleveland cannot legally prohibit autoa smoking In the streets, Cincinnati's mayor Is asking the Ohio legislature lo pass a law to provide tor revocation of all modern serrica corpora tion franchise In the state and to re place them by Indeterminate franchise. men wi-re first compelled to rant tIKi bread by the sweat of their brows? Indolent Husband-I should hare starti-d a little notion store and sold hanakei chiefs. Chicago Tribune. LINCOLN. Minna Irving In Leslie's Behold a cabin .n the woods One winter long ago, Half burled to Its humble roof In drifts of frozen snow, And covered with a patchwork quilt A little new-born babe, The future leader of the land, Beloved as "Honest Abe." His playmates wore the forest trees, And every giant bole The secret of Its sturdy strength Imparted to his soul, And all the leaves were tiny tongues That softly lisped his name, And murmered in his boyish oar The fairy tales of fame. He tolled to fell the rugged oak And toughened ush all day, And pored at night above his books By fire or candle ray. Until the nation's messenger Came knocking at his door, And bade him put the woodman's blade Away forevermore. i The earthly part of Lincoln lies In dust beneath the mold, But his immortal spirit still Is with us us of old, He climbed to Glory's starry heights By way- of common things. And lot the world has placed his axo Above the crowns of kings. FOODforMUSCLES,BONESandFLESH Now's the time to make sure that your children get all the food necessary to build up their muscles and bones and put on flesh. 1 heir physical fu ture depends largely onwhat tney eatow. There's more real nutrition in a 10c package of Faust Spaghetti than in 4 lbs. of beef prove it by your doctor. A PLACE TO REST and row STRONG A i cm Old Soldier Cuter Objection. OMAHA. Feb. 11. To tho Editor of Th Beo: I see that the senate has passed . bill putting the national home for veteran volunteer soldiers at Santa Monica, Col., In charge of the secretary of war. Th. reason for this Is not npparont to the volunteer soldiers of America. The mem bers of that homo are largely volunteer.! and were soldiers and sailors of the civil war. Now what tho Civil war veterans would like to know Is, what has occurred nt tho Santa Monica homo that has made It important to put it under tho manage ment of the War department. Jlas It been done at tho request of the veteran soldiers, or aro they Insubordinate and so hard to discipline as to require the War department to hold them w.lthlri proper bounds? That home being tho only one ariected there must bo some special rca son for such- action. Thero are other homes as large and as Important ns that Is. Is It tho beginning of what may end In placing all tho homes under the man agement of the Var department? Are they to become easy places for superannuate! offlcors of the regular army to drop Inti after they grow gray serving tho countr In times of peace? Walt Just a little while longer, and the footfall of the veotrans' of the civil war that In '61 and '66 shook the hills of the southland, will not be heard or felt Silence will be eternal as far as they are concerned. In the name of the volunteers of. 'CI and '65, we and the .Spanish-American war soldiers, earnestly protest against the passing of the bill. J. II. PRESSON, 4933 Underwood Avenue. 'Appreciation of a Work of Art. OMAHA, Feb. 10. To the Editor of Tho Bee: A very noteworthy specimen of painting hangs on a wall of Darling's art rooms this week. It Is hard to know Just what to say of such a picture. Ono gets tired ot using the studio cant, even when It takes the form of praising simplicity, directness, truth to nature, and so on. Perhaps the best thing to bo Bald of this winter scene a snow-covered ravine, with delicate afternoon lights falling on It through the trees Is that It should give great Joy to Its painter. (It may be objected that such a result is not at all uncommon In many a case where extreme sorrow should bo the rightful lot of tho artist! Nevertheless, we will not tako back the word; this picture should cauBe great elation to its author.) It Is the work ot a man who heartily loves his subject. Ho Is ono of those very few whoso natural bent Is strong enough to carry them far on the way to the heights without the almost essential impetus of artlatlg environment and guidance. Considering that he Is a man of Uttle leisure for the pursuits of his beloved art, his advance in it has been astonish ing. One artist whose beautiful and poetic work has been seen more than once in this city William Wendt of Los Angles can bo memionea as an example oi absolute self-teaching, but It Is also re called that ho Is a native of Germany, and that tho first fifteen years of his life the formative period wero passed In that land of poetry and art. The success of the Omaha nrtlat may go to prove that success Is possible even to the self-taught, and In our discourag ing American, even. West American, atmospnere wane yci b iwiuw ui u;iiik cases are about as rare as white black- nrUggSt bayS When KXQQ U1IUB. A letter appeared recently In a local paper, exprebslng much enthusiasm for the painting in quesuun, it uiu rood to find that thero are those whoso eyes are open to artlstlo merit, among the many whose eyes are closed. But the letter was rnuch impaired by Its sugges tion that collectors aro biased, and always Ignore local works of art in favor of foreign productions. This Is a favorite slogan with the would-be artist of little or no talent. It doubtless bolsters up hla self-esteem. Likewise It is the peevisn cry ot the provincial who knows Uttle and cares to know utue oeyona ais own dooryard. Perhaps It is sometimes true, inoe collectors often buy for speculation, and "names" count for much In the picture trade! Then again, sometimes tt I not true, aa Ls very likely- to bo demon- PL I J FAU SPAGH 7 1 is extremely rich in gluten, being made from Durum wheat, the cereal that ranks high in protein. Very easily digested is raust bpaghetti. bavory, too write ior rree recipe dook and see how many differ ent ways this strength building food can be served. At all grocers, 5c and 10c package MAULL BROS. ST. LOUIS, MO. OQS&tU ' m mui c Mineral Springs 77? e ' (rySacf ofmercai Hotel QlfaX 3 is a new, perfectly appointed modern hotel. Built of concrete and steel. It is now under the personal management of the owner, who assures most courteous and polite attention to guests In every department. MINERAL WATER Forth treatment of Rheumatism. Liver and Btomach troubles, the water from Springs located on the grounds of the hotel property Is conceded to be unequalled any where. BATHS are In charge of experienced masseuse and masseurs from well known Institutes abroad and in this country who scientific ally give all kinds ot steam, vapor, electric and sulphur baths also tha famous Pine Needle baths of Carlsbad. 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