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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, MAY 19, 1913.
4 tl n tl I) ri 11 -7 0 9 A d t tf a I! u 4C 3 THE omaha Daily Bee KOl NDKt nr BDWATtD noSF.WATEIl ircon nosBWATBn, bditoh. BEE IllILDINO, FAHNAM AND 17TH. Entered at Omaha rostofflee as second- class matter. TEHM8 OF 8lTDSCniPTIONj r Sunday Bee one year WJ Kalurday Dee. one year 1-jO Dally P.ce. without 8unday, on ytur. 4.00 Pallv life, and Sunday, one year.... 6.0) DELIVERED BT CATthlER Evening- and Sunday, per month We KVenlnc, without Bunday. per month 36c Dally Bee. Including Sunday, per mo. Kc Dallv Bee, without Sunday, per rno..JV Address all complaints of irrecularlHes InjMKrrv to City Circulation Dept. IlRMtTTANrE Itemlt by draft, express or postal order, Sayable to The Hep Publishing company, mlr J-tent stambs received In payment of emalt Accounts. Personal checks, ex cept on Omaha and eastern exchange., not accepted. OFFICES: Omaha The Bee building-. South Omaha-2318 N 8trt. Council Hluffs-14 North Main street. Llncoln-M little bulldlnc Chlcaico-aH Hearst building-. New York-Boom 1KB. tft Fifth Ave. St Louis -500 New Hank of. Commerce. W.ishlngton-7X Fourteenth P.:.. N. V. COnnESPONDBNCE. Communications relating; to news and editorial matter should be addressed Omaha Bee. Editorial department. APRIL CIRCULATION. 50,106 Bthte of Nebraska, County of Doug-las, ss: Dwlght Williams, circulation manager of The Bee Ihibllshlng company, belntt duly sworn, eava that the average dally circulation for the month of April, IMS, was 50.106. DWIGMT WILLIAMS, Circulation Manager. Subscribed In my presence and sworn to hefore me thM1 (Seal.) Notary Public. Subscribers lenrlnsr the cltr tentpnrarllr should hsre The Ile mnllrd to them. Aildroa trill lb chnnired oftrn ns teqtlrsted. Time for a proachcr to advertises another naughty plcturo? No one will seriously object to tho assessor giving a sympathetic oar to the torndo victim. The cmorald garb o'f spring; happily seconds human energy , In hiding tho scars of disaster. Some perverse folks persist In preferring their grape Julco fer mented. That new million dollar hotel as designed would certainly bo a groat nddltioh to the Omaha beautiful which wo all look forward to. Tho Water board should romom ber that at 2G cents a thousand gallons, tho consumption should bo greater, and tho profits not much If any less. Tho best wo can wish for the flood cities of Ohio Is that they aro making the same kind at progress toward rehabilitation that Omaha's 'tornado dstrlc has been -making . - - " .. i (fet ready lb ber nertlUonimdasyVed for the -pUro-electlon registration bookj that is, If yo vto In Omaha, ffcr ii you vote elsewhere your hon esty Is notmpUgnecL : It the government could institute a third degreo search of tho naval at taches in Washington some interest ing information about the missing warship plans might bo obtained. Dut no ono has yot satisfactorily demonstrated hqW tho pressure of the high cost of living may bo re lieved without pulling down tho prices paid for foodsutfs nd oher farm products. That reminds us, - Was it not county option that was to bo thq paramount Issue of tho antl-saloon-1st in Nebraska untfl thoy got ttT But here they aro changing Issues almost as often as they change their clothes. Much as Senator Norrls would llko to vote for downward revision, he cannot stomach the . concbrctlon brewed by tho democratic tariff tinkers and doubts whether anything they may do will sugar coat it enough to mako it go down. What is a democrat? Tho New "Or leans Picayune, whose democracy Is sweotened with elixir of cane, Insists that the only slmonpure democrat Is one who wants a tariff for revenue only on sugar. This puts Wilson, Underwood and company outside tho breastworks. Kansas burned up enough Stand ard oil during tho last year tQ give stockholders of "Vo local subsidiary a stock dividend of 100 per cent and a pasb dividend of Q per share, The P4cg of Kansas carries thrills of re fined Joy tolb hermit of- Vocpntifb Ifllls, As editor of the Outlook Dr. Lyr man Abbott expresses the conviction tlyit the peace of mankind can be Bocurad only by .each national unit arming itself to the teeth and putting the fear of a sound drubbing into the soul of the other fellow. Here is where tho influence of, association scores heavily on. the doctor. The country owes a large debt of gljatitude to Senator MaiTlne of New Jersey. That gallant champion of ttyp plain people started a crusade asinst laundered currency and brought from the assistant surgeon f choral pf the public health the c- itement that soiled currency carry cooperatively few disease germs. Fople who hesitated about picking v lnrjstt or small bunches of bills need hesitate no more, The Public Library, Just bccAiiso tho city authorities aro contemplating the romoval of the fire engine house from one corner to tile noxt, bridging It half a block nearer to tho public library, It Is proposed to abandon tho beautiful library building as if its usefulness were outllvod. Wo confess that w would prefor to hnvo the fire engine house a little farther away from the library, although many other possi ble, neighbors might bo moro ob jectionable, and tho nearness of tho firemen has somo compensating features of protection for the valua bles In tho library against both fire and loot, Asldo from all that, however, the suggestion that the library bo con verted Into a police station and head quarters ,may as well bo snuffed out at the start. In the first place, this structuro cost tho city $12 5,000 and would cost tj great deal moro to rebuild, whilo a sultablo pollco station and head quarters, If needed, can onslly bo had at a more desirable location for much less money. In tho second place, tho library oc cupies a. site donated and dedicated to the city for this particular purpose with reversionary rights In tho ovent Its uso for that purpose Is nbandoned This particular location was, It Is true, not especially adapted to a public library twenty years ago, but It has slnco then bocomo so, and It 1b doubtful If a better location could bo found now anywhere In Clio city. Tho library building is now taxed almost to ltfl capacity, and other allied municipal activities such as tho museum and tho art collection, aro'beglnnlng to call for moro room, but there is no good reason why the problem cannot bo satisfactorily worked out nt tho prcsont slto, re taining tho prcsont handspmo and artistic building. Democratic Inconsistency. I)y what sort of logic and con slstoncy tho democrats in Washing ton havo conceded tho necessity of holding public sessions on tho in corao tax part of tho tariff bill, and refused hearings on the schedules of Import duties, will require a diagram for explanation, Tho crudities of tho lnbomo tax scheme wore disclosed as soon as the bill was introduced. A few of tho rough places wero smoothed out in transit through tho houso, but now incongruities uncovorod at tho same tlrao. The democratic political en gineers realtzo that an thcomo tax law full of ambiguities and conflicts, unwarranted exemptions and doublo Impositions, will bring them Into dlsroputo, yot they seom. to think thoy can put through tho custom's part of tho measure In total dlsro gard of tho Industries affected, .and ,gq away . wjthoUt being blnind. by 'rowing'tHe responsibility-oh to tho .president,' 7 ' "' " If this is the moving ldoa4iohind the railroading of tho bill, our demo cratic friends may expect td "bo dis illusioned when they later ask tho peoplo for a vote of approval, for thtB voto will bo recorded, not on prosldcnt, but on tho re-oloctlon or recall 6C each mombor of congress. . City Directory Pontilation. It Is highly gratifying to havo tho city directory man toll us that wo have In Omaha nnd suburbs, without counting South Omaha, a population of 168,484. Tho federal census man only three - years ago was by no means so gonorouo to us, although bo was not accused of trying to gtvo us tho worst of it. If wo havo 108,484 pooplo here, and can add in 2C.000 for South Omaha, wo can count Greater Omaha as boing a community 'clbso to 200,000 popula tion. These estimates, as wo havo said, aro highly gratifying, , nnd flattering to our desires for bigness and boaBtfulness. Wo only regret to have to noto that, compared with school attendance and tho voto cast at elections, tho directory man's figures look to us as If they had been stretched slightly. His Widening Fame. Press dispatches recount how tho exactions of Jits position as premier In the cabinet have so far called Upon Mr. Bryan to deliver an aver age', of two public Bpdochos every day, and exhibit him as tho busloat man in tho now administration. As further elucidating tho point a story is going around, said to havo been brought back from Washington by an intimate friend of the distin guished Nobraskan, who called upon him to pay his respects. ''5J would like to seo Mr. Bryan," he said to the colored messenger. "Mr. Bryan?" aBkod tho guardian of tho door. "Yes, I want to see Mr. Bryan. Is be In?" but tho question ollcltod only another uncomprehending stare. "Isn't this -the secretary of state s office?" ventured the visitor, sud denly apprehensive of having made a- mistake. "Oh! You want to see tho secre tary of state. Walk right in," said the messenger, now beaming. The presumption Is that It Mr. Bryan continues to unload speeches at the rate of two a day, his famo eventually will permeate as far even as the Stato department at Wash ington. California, the home of tho grape, flouts the pleadings of tho apostle of grape Juice. Could ingratitude go farthorl Looking BacWatd litis Dm? in Omaha COMPILED TftOM DEC riLEA 000 T MAY 10. oo Tlilrfr Years Alto Hldney ITlllon, president of the t'nlon raclflr, and a party Including- Fred Amen and I. K. Hall, are here In a special train' preparatory to Inspection of the line. The telephone, exchange Is still out of liiiDlness on account of the .damage done by a lightning stroke, . but Manager Drake hQPes.to gc.t thJriBS rUnhlrfc again Iti a week. The opening o tljn Cody & Carver Wild West show 1 pronounced a grand success. Tho champion exhibition of rllle ehootlng wni givep by Bogardus Oirvor nnd Cody. Mr. Kountzn ms sold to an eaatern him tho northwest eorner of Blsvcnth nnd Douglas, forty-four feet, for $11,000, He has uUo sold to John- Frank, pro prietor of the California house, tho northeast corner, for 19.000. Over at Des Moines the Union Favolflca won by a scorn of Jl'to 2. Charles) Kphlmeyer. the well known shoemaker on Twelfth street, was sere naded by tho Union Paoiflc band last night, the surprise being followed by nn Invitation to como In nnd have somo refreshments. Miss Allco Layton, niece of Mrs. W. H. Lawton, Is visiting with her aunt for n few days. Twenty Years Aro A Jury gave James Powell a Judgment of U.OOO against the city of South Omaha. Lowell, who Was Injured on the F street bridge, sued for $4,000. Tho playing of "Damon and Pythias" nl the Farnhm Htfeet theater by a visit ing company brought out a' large number of Knights of Iythlns, Including Deputy drand Commander" Lavender and Dr. It. A. Mcrrlam and Sir Knight M. A. Hoover, wh6 occupied a box together, and many other prominent knights with their ladles. wx-Hcnator jonn J. ingaiis writes an exclusive article for Tho, Bunday Bee, In which ho denounces the . policy of the government toward tho Chln'oso." Item In Tho Ilee. The Institute for tho Deaf was granted space In the Coliseum for a display of the work of Its pupils at the Manufactur ers' Association exposition. Kearney, Custer, Grant nrid Crook Grand Army divisions, with tho Woman's Relief corps and the Sons of Veterans, united In plans for a big Decoration day celebration. Dr. Robert M. Htone, com mander of Grant post, was made chair man of the committee on arrangements. Ho und C. L. Thomas wero appointed Officers of the day and ' Rev. Dr. 8. Wright Rutler accepted an Invitation to deliver the day's oration. Ten Years A so Pn Rourko tradod -Ace Stowart, his sec ond baseman and captain, to Peoria for Frank ijhugart. Aco Stowart, who had been captain for three years and one of the most popular players Omaha ever had, happened to have .a, bad day In Sunday's gamo, such a day nn comes to every bait player once ,ln a while. Forgetting all the great work ho had done, even In that very series, tho crowd .turned lopeo on him such a fury of abuse. as to sting Ace to tho point where ho absolutely refused aver to wear another Omaha uniform, Seeing he was detcrmlil6oV-Rourke-began .'negotiations!, and effected this trade. mewari ieii town ,wun 7rcoria ann onu gnrt, a Veteran, stayed. ' Tony I(. Lunla and Alma Brandt', Carl r'J. ttrjekson and Olgn M. HallbUrg, all of Omaha took out marriage license. C. I Morse, CO years, old died nt his home, C312 North Twenty-fifth avenue and arrangements were made for .burial In Forest I-nvn cpmeetjy with ..services under Masonic, auspices.. " , Rev. npd Ms. F. ILW. Rruech6rt. the former pastor of tho German Congrega tional, churolv, Eleventh and, Dorcas streets, colebated their golden wedding at their home, surrounded by .children and grnndcjilldrcn and a cw friends. Dr. Bruechert came to Omaha In 1S79 and organlr-cd this church, then located at Eighteenth and Cuming streets. He ent ered the ministry In lSGS nnd his first Nebraska charge was at Plattsmouth. Ho was bonk In Germany nnd married at Dubuque, )a., where he landed In 1S49. People and Events Governor Suiter's campaign for a direct primary law In New York Is gathering speed and promise to focus public atten tion on the lawmakers who have failed to fulfill their platform pledges. Mr, Roosevelt his written In (ruppnrt of a primary jaw and Secretary Hryun has becit Invltod to stump tho state with the governor for the purpose of arousing publlo sentlmetU for legislative effect. Pictures of the eVent now on the rounds supply assuruncca thaCthe belated and final funeral of Dqwager An was In all inspects a tine tribute to a dead one. Celestials of tho new regime made a holiday of the event and pulled off a procession long enough to console the be reaved faintly. John Sargoant Wise, vhpio death has Just been announced, was the son of the governor of Virginia when John Brown was hanged nt "Harper's Ferry. He was a soldier of tho confederacy from Bull Run to Appomattox and was ono of tho very few southerners who allied them selves with tho republican party In tho reconstruction era. James M. Goldsberry. ?! years old, has arrived In Leavenworth to visit his father. Herman Gol'dsberry. an Inmate Of the Soldiers' home, who is 108 years old Charles Seymour of New Britain, Conn., who has passed his ninety-fourth birth day. Is the oldest man In the city, and probably the oldest Pythian In Connecti cut. Last week he attended a meeting of his lodge. Hmtna Develaste of San Francisco gained the honor of being, chosen as the prettiest girl In California. .She will havo her photograph on the poster for' the I'ortola festival In October. Shells nt Spanish descent and was bom In Los Angeles in'USS. Obvious Facts. Kansas City Star. This country came through last season "with the largest resources In 1U history. It Is going forward Into a wonderful crop year. All the conditions aro healthy. The population Is larger than ever before. With the Increase In wealth -people are going to eat belter feod. Wear better clothes and buy more freely of household goods than thay ever did. That means Increasing business. There 1 plenty of prosperity In Might fpr evory bunos man who deserves prosperity- ' These arc obvious facts.! Twice Told Tales Power of Persnnslon, Referring to prsuaslon, some time Mnce, Senator Charlei Johnson of Maine cited the foxlness of Mr. Smith as i demonstration of Its easy accomplish ment. Mr. Fmlth, so the senator said, had a boy about 10 years of age. Near him lived Mr, Jones, whose youngster was JUst about ns old. One evening Mr. Jones called on neighbor Smith to play seven-up, and was amazed to see the Smith kid digging Into arithmetic to tf)Z2to the ciphers. "And to think how that youngster of yours was working at his sums," said Mr. Jones afterward. "I can't get mine within ten miles of an arithmetic." "WI1II6 used to be the same way," smilingly replied Mr. Smith, "bilt papa played ' foxy, arid now he Is enthusias tic." "Played foxyT" wondr!ringty returned Mr. -Jones, 'HoW' In the world did you do It?" "I told him It he didn't study1 arith metic," said Mr. 8mlth "he would never be able to figure up base ball scores and batting averages." A Trareler'a Measnre. John D, Rockefeller, Jr., was talking, on his trip from Panama, about tips en ocean liners. "There Is a fixed unit of tipping. $2.W or, at least, .there 'Ujed to be," he said, "before everything went up, nnd most travelers go above-rather 'thah below the Unit. "Travelers, as a class, are generous, and at any rato I havo no patience with the stewards and waiters who complain. "A steward, on an ocean liner, once said to me at the end of a voyage: " 'Mr. Blano ain't worth much I can tell that. " 'How can you tell?' said I. " '0h,' he answered, 'It's easy for us stewards to take a man's measure.' " 'I suppose,' said I, 'you measure him from tip to tip?' " The Wny -jrlth Most of V. Mayor Gaynor, 'at a dinner In New York, discussed the arguments of a very young ahd very cocksure lawyer. "This young chap from the country," said the mayor, "would do well to follow Instend of trying to lead older, wiser rind more experienced men than himself. But " Tho mayor sighed whimsically. "Hdgho!" he .said "Some men never have any respect tor gray hairs till after they've acquired a few of their own." ' The Umbrella Test. Attb'rney W. IT. Boyd can lose mors urrlbt-cllas thart any Wan In Cleveland. Time after time he blossoms forth, equipped with 'a highly ornate and ex ceedingly expensive umbrella and by the Utile evening come there is -nothing left but a disgusted look. . i - ' Ono rnlny day last week Boyd appeared pa.fA far his luncheon And sat at a table with Jnmcs A, N.ewkrlt County commissioner imy. nu wuihh Thumtn. Boyd was, desperately, clutching. new Umbrella. "This doesn't belong to We," he an nounced. "I borrowed.Jt and I don't In tend .to lose, It." . . , i - Tic It to the table leg." ThUmm lug- geatedi . , "(Jet a waiter to hold It for you," Bl rick volunteered. , , . "Have 'em put It in the sAfe," New kirk advised. Ih.m all. He nlaced the umbrella on the floor and planted both foot firmly upon It, to the hilarious de- , t l. . - V. I f.U. Then. wVln llA ftn Ished his lunoheon,, ho walked , away and left it. Cleveland -News. The World Moves Wuchang. China, may soon establish a municipal electric light" plant. All the handcars of a large' southern railroad are being .equipped with gaao-. line motors. " The telephone wires of the United States nre long enough to make titty lines to the moon. There wero nineteen commercial fuel briqu'ettlng plants In operation In the United States last year. A glass bottle bjowtng machine In vented In Germany has a speed" of 1,000 bottles an hour, equal to the work of 550 expett glassblowers. A prodtlct of Norway Is wood flour, Which Js made from sawdust and comes from clean spruce or pine logs which are first freed from any particles of bark. What Is declared to be the safest aero plane yet built In France Is stabilised automatically by the weight of the "pilot and passengers acting as a pendulum. Two Berlin publishers have devlssd a scheme for combined telephone news and musical service to bo supplied to telephone subscribers for a monthly pay ment of $1.23. On Its way to the sea the water of a river In southern California Is used three times to produce power, thrloe for Irri gation and at two points to supply mu nicipalities in the usual way, all within h mites, A striking clock can be made to sound the hours on an electric bell in a dis tant room by faftehlri'g wires and a hat. tery to the striking hammer and clock gong, the connection being made when the hammer hits the gong. Around the Cities One hundred and sixty undesirable saloons were refused a license In Balti more, Boston has an army of lt.STS on the city pay roll. Unable to secure land for new cem eteries, Vancouver, Wash., Is obliged to double up In the old one, late arrivals getting top seats. Philadelphia marketed 13,(00,000 worth of her i per cent municipal bonds at home, without the assistance of the bond middleman. A cloud of gnats visited Washington last week and brought young and old up to the scratch. . Salem. Mass.. will give a pageant this summer In celebration of tho history of the town since IO0. iPatersou, N. J., has acquired a repu tation so unsavory that rocka are placed on the Erie railroad tracks to compel the train to hesitate In town.' The latest development of Chicago's In ventive skill centera In the "coroner's cocktail," a liquid confection warranted to do the business without the victim knowing what hit hltr IWeesUlerli ox! More About "nilly" Sunday. COUNCIL BLUFFS, la.. May 17. To the Kdltor of the Bee: Having read of an effort to bring Iiltly Sunday to Omaha I should like to express my opinion of such an act at such a time. The old say ing, "Charity begins at home," should Very much apply to your city since the tornado. You could not afford to raise a fund to bring tho national encampment of the drand Army of the Republic to Omaha. Ih which case you would have financial help from the government. The thou sands of people they would attract to your city would leave, several thousand dollars with you, which I know to be true, having attended one of the encamp ments. But you do not hesitate to bring Billy Sunday, ratse a subscription to build a tabernacle and. pay SuAday not less than 13,000 for his time and popularity and Imagine you are dotng a great good. By. you, I mcdn the people Interested In the movement. Where Is this money to come from? Out of the pockets of tho merchants nd working people of Omaha. You say the churches. The churches are made up of these people, who have Just given to a great cause of suffering. Billy Sunday gets the money, you get tho conversation. I don't believe Omaha needs an evan gelist right now. Your city had the awakening of Its life In the demonstra tion of tho Almighty Power March 23. It seems to me tho money had better be ap plied to your relief fund and give un fortunate families an opportunity for a new start In life. Let some other city that needs Billy Sunday take him on until you are financially better able to pay his expenses. Let your charity be gin at home. MRS. B. M. LEE. Loophole fo- I.RTrmakers. OMAHA, May 17.-To The Rdl Bee: It Is to be regretted that the in- uuenuai men or this city do not pub licly voice approval of the attitude of those members of the rhnrt.i- sa..i... who aro trying to protect the people from crnnKism. The men on the committed Who are standing flrmlv In nnnntlftrtn in. the proposal to Incorporate tho principle oi me initiative and referendum Into the new charter are entitled to a lot more credit than they are receiving. There arc a number of half-baked statesmen In this town who are trying to make df It. politically, a fools' paradjse. To be brief, let me cite tho latest x ample of tHe supreme folly of the refer endum system. I refer to the action of the late legislature on the question of proposed removal of the state university buildings from the downtown site out to tho state form on the edge of Lincoln. For months every member of the legis lature had opportunities to view both sites; to talk to all .the college men, to city officials, and to prominent ctlxns; to hear arguments In committee and on the floor fpr and against either site. They had, every opportunity in the world to get complete Information upon which to base their Judgment and to reach true conclusions. As representatives of the Peonle It wn their riniv n n ik. they shirked that duty and. in order to escape criticism, they resorted to the new expedient, thus pursuing the line o least resistance. But In shirking this Im portant duty they did serious Injury to the state,- I am sure that every intelligent man must concur in the opinion that It Is utterly Impossible for voters at tho bal lot b0X tO MJM nn lh ( " ' - .w U UI1- verslty location without having first per sonally surveyed both sides. The Meg tslature aska the voters to do nn Im possible thing. It will be exactly like a Jury finding a verdict without having had on opportunity to hear the testi mony. Tho melancholy fnatur nt ih. case la that representatives of the peopls can In. this way avoid, their duty, and "Y resorupg. tq a bunglesome Process of effecting legislation, escape the censure which IS so richly deserved. J. B. HAYNES. The Loan. Shark Bill. OMAHA, May. 18. To the. Editor of The Bee: Ever since the passuge of the so called "loan shark bill" by the' legisla ture the loan men and pawnbrokers eighty-five In number have been sitting? Up nights to evolve, a scheme under which they can ijtUI do business and remain Im mune from the new law. Falling In this, they decided to do the next best thing, namely, to pool together a large sum of money to employ' one of the very best law firms In Omaha to fight the constitutionality of tho new law. It Is very evident thot these loan men mean to leave no stone unturried, when we stop to consider that one of the members of this law firm has so distin guished himself as a constitutional law yer that he has been appointed assistant to the attorney general of the United States. Now, Mr. Loan Man, what do you tie aire to accomplish hy having- this law declared unconstitutional? If you have been conducting your business In con formity with the law as it was, you can now chargo 2 per cent additional per year together with (1 Inspection fee under the law Just passed. Were you conducting your business within the law prior to the passage of the new law? if so, you are benefited nnd have no cause for complaint. But you do complain and but for two reasons, namely, the new law provides that you I must keep an accurate record of all loans I made, giving to each assignor und bor rower a card on which shall be wrlit tn Ink or typewritten or printed In Eng lish the name of thn person, firm o: corporation making such a loan, tliv amount of the loan, the amount of In terest charged, the amount of expense charged and the time fur which such j charge Is made; the date when the loan i Is made and the date when payable; r.nd ; shall also give the borrower a receipt for j each payment of principal or Interest or any other charge made on the loan, and It any payment consists of principal and 1 Interest or any other charge, such a re- celpt shall specify the amount of each. I The loan offices and pawnbrokers of the city of Omaha and those of the stale of Nebraska refuse to give the borrower a receipt showing the amount paid on the principal and the amount paid on the Ipterest or the amount paid on any other Item. Anyone doing business wttli a loan shark knows very well that they seldom receive a receipt showing the amount paid on their loans; how much of the payment consisted of principal and the amount received on tho Interest. Under the law as it existed before the passage of the bill In question the only penalty the loan sharks were subjected to was the forfeiture of their entire In terest. This risk they were willing to take, because the risk was so small In comparison to their chance of succeeding In their charge of from 100 to 300 per cent f Interest t'nder the law as It exists to day the loan men charging a greater rate of Interest than 1 per cent a month and ! a larger fee than II for Inspection Is sub- Jected to forfeiture of his license; for feiture of Interest; forfeiture of his prin cipal, and In addition thereto, a fine of not less than tGO nor more than IS0Q, or bo Imprisoned In tho county Jail not lei than sixty days or not moro than six months, or both such fine and Imprison ment. As can be plainly seen, the object of this law Is not to Injure the loan men who nre endeavoring to conduct their business within tho law, but It Is to put out of business the men who deliberately violate the law at every turn. The only purpose that these men can have In pool lhg together to attack tho constitution ality of the law as It stands todny li In order that they may continue robbing the poor people of their hard earned dollars and escape fining" and penal servitude. As In all other laws In which a reforma tion of evil practice Is effected, It docs not meet with tho approval of the men whose unlawful business Is being curbed. However, as In tho most of these laws of reformation, when the loan men arc finally whipped Into line and. required to observe the spirit nnd the letter of the low. they will be compelled to admit its merit, for It not only protects the bor rower, but the honest loaner as well. EDWARD SIMON, Representative from Douglas County. THES OIRLS OF 0UES. Teacher Now. Patricia, what Is a com mon denominator? PAtrlRln T flnn't ln.w ma'.in. T t,. common, It doesn't move' in our set. Life. There s a foreign couple, .living. In the rlat next door to us, and they aro simply n torment to my wife." "Why so?" ''TlnU nl in lnxAdantli .-a v -1 , i nonutij i niiu ono wun i understand a word of It." Louisville COurier-Journal, 'I walked tho floor for three hours with a sick child last night," said the faithful father. "Did It finally go to sleep?" "Yes, but not till my wife's mother took charge. She told me to quit walking the WESTE TELEGRAM THSO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT r . THE WESTERN UNION . A AT . Intelligible Answers -;r- : -:0 'Questions ,-To. the loyman railroad business is techni cal. He does hot understand its compli cations; he resents the "red tape"; tariffs, time tables, classifications and operation are puzzles." -When, imparting information to patrons Great Western employes never assume superiority, display impatience, or answer questions in technical terms. Use the Great Western to St. Paul and Minneapolis. Night train leaves Omaha 8tl0 p. m. and lands you in the Twin Cities when the new day begins. St. Paul 7:30 a. m.j Minneapolis 8:05 a. in. . Day, train leaves Omaha 7:45 a. m ar rives St. Paul 7:20 p. m., Minneapolis 7:59 p. m. Fastest day service. Ask P. P. BON6RDEN, C. P. & T. A 1022 Farnam t,, 'Omaha. Phono Doug. 800- Are Youj Planning THAT The Grand Trunk has published a set of most comprehensive, illustrated guide-books on the Canadian Highlands nf Ontario oka Lake district, Algonquin Park, French River, Georgian Bay.Tima gaml, Lake of Bays, Lake Huron, Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, New England, Nw York and ths sea-shore. Absolutely ths twdest range in kind and cost of trip from ballroom laVrifMlM1! WRITE POR FREE GUIDE-BOOKS. TODAY "7" atouoaaia, Aaaiataal Qea'l Paaa. Ammt - r floor with the child That was what Ir ritated it Washington Star "Nell-Has Maude always been cross- CTBelie-No; some fellow once told her ah naa a dcbuiuui uym-, --..7 way from constantly looking at It.-Phli-adelphla Record. His Fiancee (finding her younger sister ensconced on her young man s knee) Why. Mabel, aren't you ashamed of your self? Get down! Mabel-Shan' t! I got here first. Lon don Opinion. , . , "What are you whooping about, there On the back porch?" , "Henry, you know I havo Joined the girl scouts." , . . , , "Well, what are you trying to do Imi tate a mouse?" , "That's our distress call for .a cook." Indianapolis News. "Maxle Onyway says she mokes her husband pay her a dollar every time he kisses her. She's saving for a limousine. "Now. If she'd only adopted a similar plan before she rrtet Gayway, sho might havo had a wholo garage." Judge. TODAY. If you have a gift to give, Give it nowl " Just a simple little flower. Given In some darksome hour . Has a wondrous magic power To cheer the heart.. If you have a smile' to give, Glvo It nowl It may banish every trace Of worry from a tired face. And bring contentment In the place .Of discontent. If you've loving words to speak. Say them nowl While tho ears are quick to hear Words of comfort, words of cheer; Speak them loudlyl Never fear The consequence. If you'.ve a kindly deed to do, Do It now! While a' friend can understand . , And rejoice. Don't stay the hand Until tho last grains of life's sand Are running low. Each one has but one life to Jive. Live It now! Scatter love along the way, Right and left, and day by day, That blesslngH In the future may Bloom for you. Omaha. -DAVID J. RITCHIE. UNION rrv TELEGRAPH COMPANY TRIP? to canoe; from big hotel to house-boat or camp $13 to (SO round trip. Diversi fied routes ana tuty fa mous "circle tours" taking in "every thing wprth while" east of Chicago. Grand Trunk doable tracks enter the playgrounds of the continent; the haunts offish and game; charm ing tumraif rtsorts; places of hlstorlo Interest. Lake, risr, ocean, woods, teaches, mountains we have them all. Will hlp rpo plan tad rabstlt exact Cium of coat. 01-, wan, iii. rrrvsnsaSaVsanssBsn Him. St I