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THE BEE: OMAHA, THUBSDAY AUGUST 28, 1913. The Omaha Daily Bee FOUNDED Bf RDWARD nOBBWATBlj VICTOR tjQfljglVATSn. ffpiTOlt PBB DUJLUUgi.rA VRNAM AND 17TIt. 'tinkered ht OiMnS'tJeBlumeB' AN 'second. ntixtti ns utrrifSf'lllPTloNI Sunday Bee, one yeat,....iii..i.m.-tJ-9 Saturday Bh, one, yearn..,...,,...... J-fiO fiailr Bee, without Bunda?, one year. 4.W pally Bee, and fluMafr, ,Mt',.r'.' DEUVBniH)ir OAnniKiii Evening and bundayi Mf month.. ...i. wo Evening! wltheul Bundayi Pr month. Calir bmi Including Hutiflai'i per mo.M Dally Bei without Bundiii per mo.ttc Address Kit complaints of Irregularities n deliveries to City Circulation Dept. REMITTANCE. , m Remit by dra(t( eaprcss or postal order, parable lb The Bee Publlshthg company, Only B-cenl stamps received In payment of small areounU Personal checks, ex fcept on Omaha and eastern excrange, not aceej.ted OFFICES I Omaha The Bee building. South Omahn-t31S M Btreet. Counell Blurts -14 North Main Btreet. Llneoui-M Little building. Chleaae-Wt Hearst building. . NeTTlfprh-noonl UM, M Fifth Avo. Bt LoUls-tea NcW BahK wt Commerce. WhjMHjtW fea Fourteenth St.. N. W. tiftntiiriaMnNriicNPK. CpmnmnTeatlonK relating to news and editorial matter should be addressed Omaha Bee, editorial department. How Times Have Changed. Well) hero's another howdy-do. Comes now tho railroads operating In Montana with revocation of, all pauses issued to state and local offi cials, 600 In number, explaining the mid don reaction by an Interstate Commorco commission ruling adverse to application of Colorado linos to odvnnco rates so long as the carrier wm wasting its revenue by issuing froo transportation." Thut is the first time woTuiow of that ralroad people have been willing to admit frco passes to be waste of revenue in tho olden days tne pass distributers always figured that they oro gutting back several times the outlay and that this was tho cheapest possible way of securing privileges and favors worth good money to tho roads. Tho free passes were nover regardod as charity or waste, or evoa publlo service, but as legitimate income-producing expenditure. How times have changed. Tel. LOOkltU .ThisD BackWatd itiOraaliaJ COMPILED FROM BU FIXES OCXJ L AirmiHT UK. f DQD mJ ' ' JULY CIRCULATION. 60,142 State of Nebraska, County o( Douglas, ss. Dwlght Williams, circulation manager of the Use Publishing company, being duly sworn, says that the average dally circulation for the month of July, 11113, Waa t9,Ui DwIOHT WILLIAMB, Circulation M ana iter. Subscribed In tar praorce nnd sworn io btfern ma this 4th dsy Zf August, 1813. ItOBJSIVj HUNTER, lotary Public Subscribers Waring tho cltr ietupatAtUr should have The Be ttiollud to them. Address trill be chABHjert km ottou sva requested. Must be a sulcldo germ In the air hereabouts. The dopo-selllng druggist is duo tor another round-up. Omaha can't havo two governors, but it can malio a try at two pollco judges. It suroly could not havo boen the president's "tut, tut" that eo affected Huorta. y unaries if. murpnyanus proposes that William fiulzorlum shall not for get tho Ides of August. Bomo Eeoalls and Motives. The caso of tho mayor of St. Jo soph, Mo., who successfully ran the gauntlet of a recall election after be ing' marked for slaughter, according to roport, to satisfy petty, porsonal grievances of a handful of disap pointed office-seekers, seema to bo another black mark against tho re call, which must depend for vindica tion and Buccess upon good motives actuating it. Thus far too many of tho testa mado do not appear to dls closo high and unselfish motives, which tends to strengthen the theory of Rome who consider the recall dan' goroua because of tho facility It of fers personal enemies to punish each other at tho publlo exponso without any publlo bonoflt. Tho recall must stand or fall on its ability to servo publlo, not private, ends. Even though in a case, such as this at St Joseph, tho official is not romovod from office, ho still suffers to some extent, nnd whoro ho is entirely blameless ought to bo saved from such hardship. It is up to tho sponsors of this political novelty to prove, as has not yot boon done, that as a two-edged sword it doos not cut as far in tho wrong direction as tho right. When the Ivy gathers upon the ruins of our civilisation, what will our monu ment of heart love be7 Chautauquan. Ivy-mantled tower. Evidently those who last spring said) this was Omaha's baso ball championship year got their years mixed. How does Brother Bryan oxpect to hold his own with a monthly as against .Brother Hitchcock, with dally? Governor "Mot" should find plenty of inspiration' for his Ltttlo Bluliop Sunbeams down on the sultry, sunny Panama. "Shall bankers or blatherskites bo hoard T" asks the New York Horald. Why, we suggest tho bankers, for n ichangs, Omaha is opposed to war, too. It would much prefer to havo the troops back home lnstoad of on tho Texas border. Oh, tbats a soft one, They just wanted to brldgo it easily from tho state of single blessedness to tho land of married bliss. Young Harry Thaw may bo orazv. but ho showed good horso sense in preferring Canada to Moxico as mid-summer resort. Mayor oaynor must command more consideration from tho decent element of Now York, now that he is rejected by Tammany, mi. Joseph s cxperionco again proves that they won't bo happy with out we recall, ana then may not want it when they get It. When Chairman Owen 'of the sen a to committee on hanking starts to taiit no eeoma to forget that ho him self Is a national banker. The world's wheat wop 1b larget man last year's, and the world -wneat crop is the basis on which oread prices are determined. "The state and nation needs tho return of the republican party power,' exclaims Governor 'Oene Fobs. Now, you're talking. HioBeesWi mm Rural Credits end Organization. In his address on rural credits be foro tho governors' conference Sent' tor Fletcher urges tho European Idea of a close contact between rural cred its and general organization of the community Hfo, which seems by all odds tho chief element of strength in tho wholo rural credits proposition. Co-operation and organization is tho keynote of rural needs. It com prehends the entire problem of bettor farming, hotter business and bettor Hying, together with the back-to-the-farm propaganda, and if rural credits strikes that keynote, then let us have it, It stands to reason that if it has produced such results in European countries it might do so hero, wbero our farmors neod nothing so much as closer organisation to enable them to better compete with tho city in tho mattor of purchasing thoir supplies and selling thoir produce.. It is also reasonable to suppose that such con stant business association would tend to unify and improve the social com munity life. If the governors' conference suc ceeds in lending substantial impetus to this movement it may Justify its continued or porlnanent oxlstonco and tho combined Influence of chief executives from the various states should count that much. The colonel held his own against bis sops in the Arizona lion-killing contest, proving that the "old man" Is as quick on the trigger as ever. A man named Meek is said to have fallen heir to vast areas of choice Canadian land, which may be a ful fillment of the Master's sermon-on tho-mount promise that the meek ihall Inherit the earth. Charter Making in Lincoln. Subcommittee members of tho charter convention are sick of their Job, They want to let loose and cannot. Borne of thorn have foregone vacations because of tho duty before thera. Berne havo at tended meetings twice n week all sum mer preparing material for the oilier members, who did get vacation time, to Jump on with both 'et In the last ten days the committee has jnot almost daily. It even fractured the Sunday regulations by doing real labor on that day. And It Is not at all satisfied with Its handiwork. All that this subcommittee can took at aa reward for the time spent Is the ex pertence coined from careful Investiga tion. It will not have Ita work complete when the full convention meets, although tt had hopes that such a report could be made. Now members of the committee say they have doubts whether the com plete draft can ever be completed. It seems an endless task. Lincoln Journal. This from Lincoln Indicates that charter-making Is much the same In one place as in another. The magni tude and complication of tho job is appreciated by few. .To get fifteen members of a charter convention to agree unanimously on what Is best Is noxt to Impossible. The Lincoln charter workers will havo to do what the Omaha charter workers had to do frame a charter that conforms to tho best Judgment of tho majority and let the people approve or reject on the merits. Thirty Years Agi A petition for a bar meeting to con sider Judicial nominations has been signed with these names: James W. Savage, Lewis A. Qroff, J. H. Hardenburgh, George 12. Prltchelt, Charles R. Redlck, Edward W. Slmeral, E. and II. D. Esta- brook, A. X. Ferguson, A. Swartslander, John W. Howe, N. D. Hyde, Charles Ogden, A. C. Troup, J. J. O'Connor, J. S. Bhropshlre, William A. Redlck, George M. O'Brien, Howard B. Smith. Walter Bennett, Gtlebrt M. Hitchcock, J. T. Morlarty, J. C. Cowln, N. J. Burnham. D. W. Shields, E. F. Smyths, C. A. Bald win, A. C. Wakeley, Andrew Bevlns, G. W. Ambrose, J. W. Rogers, J. M. Thurs ton, R. T. Hall. J. l. Kennedy, W. J. Martin, C. 8. Montgomery, George W. Doano. Henry KIche, who went across the At- lantlo some months ago to visit the fatherland, has returned. Accompanying him were twenty-six settlers, who havo come to make their homes In America. A pleasant feature of the home voyage was the meeting at the harbor as they landed by J. II, F. Lehman, whose well known faco was most welcome. The North Nebraska Methodist confer ence Is scheduled to meet at the First Methodist church September 13, when Bishop I. W. Wylle wilt preside, and Dr. J. II. Vincent, the head of tha Bun day sahool, and other prominent church men will be present Mr. Harlan B. Coryell and Miss Lucia Arnold were married at the residence of Dr. Arnold on Sherman avenue, Rev. Dr. Savidge officiating. Ed B. Williams has moved his mer chant tailoring establishment to elegant new quarters opposite the Paxton. Prof. Carlson had a good attendance, at Odd Fellows' hall last evening for hts lecture on English history. Twenty Years Ago "Clilxen" Georgo Francis Train regis tered In blue pencil at the Paxton. Lator he betook himself to the Boyd theater, where ho lectured to a large audience, Instructing, amusing and at times con vulslng It with laughter. Ho waa Intro duced by hts cousin, Mayor Bemls, to' speak on "Tho Future of Omaha, tho World's Fair and tho Cosmos," and, while giving each of these a touch or two, ho dwelt chiefly on Napoleon Bonaparte, George Washington and the silver ques tion, Interspersing his remarks with his Ingenlus and scintillating wit. While Introducing him, Mayor Bomls proceeding at such length as to provoke Train to re mark, "Go on, Bemls, give them the whole leoture," whereas Bemls, without waiting to be struck with a club, saf uuwn. Fred and Mrs, Paffenrath returned from th world's fair, which they visited for soma two wteks. Salaries on the Union Pacific, It waa announced, would be cut aa follows Sep tember 1: Those ranging from $00 to S100 a month, 10 per Cent; tlOO to 200, IStf per cent; $200 to tSCO, 15 per cent; over $500, 30 per cent, which would affect the big guns less than the 10 per cent would the man of $C0. General Manager Dickinson had called his men together and told them of the necessity for a general re trenchment!!, of whloh this salary re duction was a part. It waa a matter of speculation as to what action the brother hoods and federations of Workmen would take In consequence, If any. Tea Years Ago Jeff Keep and Francis HannaheV, two smalt boys, were drowned In a gully made Into a lake by tho heavy rains. Neither . could swim. Keep got beyond his depth and Hannaher tried to rescue him, and both went down. Jeff was the step-son of H. L. Winters, 1703 South Ninth street, and Francis the son of John Hannaher, an electrician, 17S3 South Ninth street Thirty invitations to the banquet to President A. B. Stlckney of the Great Western were received by the Commer cial club, which was to give the banquet September 23. Potatoes sold on commission row at $1 a bushel and sweet potatoes at 11.73 a turret Tho park commission decided to permit the free playing of golf In Fontenello park If anyone desired to pay for the equipment of the grounds. Tho declnlon was the result of a number of appeals from people. A meeting of twenty-one automobile owners waa held tn the Commercial club rooms to protest against some of the alleged drastlo features in the ne-vly proposed auto regulation ordinance, espe cially at to limitation of speed. 03. W. Wattles presided and among others pres ent were J. C Wharton, Charloy Ogdn, J. J. Gibson, W. A. Saunders, L. Kountse, H. E. Frederlckson. They drew up and adopted a resolution to be pre sented to the city council, asking for a revision of the ordinance. People Talked About Tfioso bankers should have said that currency bill was Just what they wanted, only they didn't dare ask for It before, and then the democratic statesmen would in all probability bars changed it completely to splta til cankers. X snap depicting the condition of legislation to control the loan busi ness in the -various states shows Ne braska In shaded lines, which Is ex plained to mean some progress, but KUH imssHufsftory. Another Job ,vlsntir Avails the sexx jegiKi&tnre. Brother Wead must have had a bad steer somewhere or be would not talk about filtered water going to waste in Omaha through flro hj- drants. There ls.no filtered water distributed by our water works what ever, We have settling basins, but no filtration plant. But Brother Wead is the newest member of the Water board and therefore, perhaps. excusable In the absence of Brother Howell tn coach him. If junketing at public expense Is bad, it's equally bad whether the money is pulled out of the treasury of the city, the county, the school dis trict or ths Water beard. An unknown humorist beads off the hunch of the coal dealer by screaming, "Begin your Christmas shopping now." vuurennn tucn&ra . Hooaon Is a candidate for the United States senate. Success means a step higher In the chau tauqua fee scale, Tn pawnbrokers of Washington do what they can, according to their owrt admissions, to help poor congressmen make both ends meet In the records of Matteawan Harry Thaw is the twentieth escaped lunatic The preceding nineteen didn't get a frac tion or Ue publicity given Thaw's flight. The 3S0.CO0 able-bodied men of Missouri who worked the roads of that state for two days constructed about 1,000,000 feet of lame back and the sort of proud flesh that win confer no arlstocratlo feelings. A party of forty-five girls left Van couver for Montreal, aald Miss Teetgen. at a Central Immigration board meeting recently, but only five of them re&ched their destination, the other forty having got married on tho way. Miss Abblt Msyhew. physical director of the Toung Women's Christian usocla Uon at Shanghai, who was formerly at the head of the department of physical education of Oan University of Wisconsin, ts to bo sent all aw China for the pur pose of orgaalzlna branches of the ansa- ciatlon. An onsaUant Eacllahttan rushes Into print to affirm that Edna Goodrich's claim of being engaged to a bachelor British dnke ts "highly tin probable" be cause there. Is oot an aviuabla bachelor duke In th kingdom, which tends to show that press agents Maries ars taken seriously on ths other aide of the salt pond In (he Interest o (Truth. COLUMBUS. Neb., Aug. 26.-TO tho Editor of Tho Bee: Isaiah 14:S, reads, "And a little child shall load them." Jeremiah says In the sixth verse of the first chapter of The Book of the Phophet, "Ah, Lord Godl behold, I cannot speak; for I am a child." But as wo read further Into that chapter, we find the Lord advising him to speak, for the Lord knew that Jeremiah had a message, even though ho were a child. In the letter box of August 11, was printed one of my contributions Under the peeiadonym, "Fsirplay." In that epistle, I said that W. T. and his fol lowers, were not showing the Christian attltute toward the agnostics by ridicul ing them through the columns of ametro- polltan newspaper. I recall to them the fact that Christ admonished us to feed His sheep not to lambast them. Charles Wooster made this reference to me on the twentieth day: "while an any- moua gentleman of Columbus, who thinks he ts a Christian, but evidently is not, very properly lambaste the whole bunch of my traducera for their ungodly be. havlor toward me." No, I did not lambast anyone; I merely endeavored to show them that they were unchristian In their writings. The only reason why I did not sign my real name to that contribution waa this: I am a very young man com pared with the others who have been in this debate; and I feared, owing to my age, that my work would not carry the weight with tt that It would If people did not know that it came from the pen of such a young man. I havo quoted two Bible references which give me a perfect right to enter this argument Henae, If any person should object to my words appearing while I am yet so young, tet that person know that from the Bible I get the right to speak. "And a little child shall lead them." Some very .unkind person In Columbus has tried to make me appear as a hypocrite to the readers of The Bee, for In Monday's issue he published an epistle which ho signed "That Anonymous Gn tleman of Columbus." Most of his sen tences were not Intelligible, but I gath ered from one or two readable sentences that he was making all sorts of tun of Mr. Wooster. In my contribution I de fended Wooster to a certain degree. And now tho readers of this column have thought that one day I preached love Instead of ridicule and on the next day rldlauled the very man whom I had be fore defended. It Is true that- Mr. Wooster did make a very unkind refer ence to me even after I had done my best for him, but I try to be magnanimous at all times; hence, I have let Wooster's ungratefulness pass from my mind. I am not guilty of writing one word of that which was In The Bee on Monday, and I hope that the readers of this column will not be led further to believe that he who advocated love Instead of rldlclue was guilty of hypocrisy. Perhaps I ought to have signed my real name to my first contribution, but I withheld it because of my years; hereafter I shall be ready always to sign my name to that which I write. 1 hope that he who signed "That Anonymous Gentleman of Columbus" will be manly enough to write an apology to the readers of The Bee for the wrong which he has done me. If he does make a public confession of his fin. I shall forget his wrongdoing, but if he does not rectify himself at once I shall leave him to the sufferings of his own upbraiding conscience. FRANCIB H. ECHOLS. A Diaphanous A'ora de Pluni. CHAPMAN, Neb., Aug. 2fl.-To the Editor of The Bee: In your Saturday's ico there appeared an artlolo over tho signature' of one Cyrus Lake, in which the writer discussed congress, war with Mexico, President Wilson, the Masons, Harry Thaw, the Nebraska pardon board, the drouth, the corn crop and the Katicn J a. miner Kids, all with an equal show of Intelligence. Now, Mr. Editor, no one by tho name of Cyrus Lake now lives or ever did ltve In or about Chapman. An old settler by the name of Cyrel Lake at one time lived here, but moved away twenty years ago, or thereabouts and has since died. Concerning the drouth and the otirn "crop, the "copious ralns" were entirely the Imagination of the writer of that ar ticle, as we have had no more than nn occasional sprlnklo since harvest und thn drputh continues unabated. The corn crop ts only such as could be expected under such conditions. The other sub jects discussed In the- article nend no comment, as The Bee readers are as well posted on them aa either "Cyrus Lake" or myself. Owing to his professed show ot Intelli gence on so many subjects and th dis connected way In which the artloie. was written, Bee readers In and about Chap man are able to guesa the Identity of the author, who signed a fictitious name. L H, AURAND. Consider All the Mothers. 8QUXH OMAHA, Aug. S7.-To the Editor of The Bee: Just a word on the early closing question, by a mother, as t believe they are the most inconvenienced and the least likely to make a protut, owing to the fact that their business days are not limited to eight or nine hours and after twelve or fourteen "business hours," not mentioning the overtime spent with teething and heat-rashed ba bies at night, there Is no time left tn which to write a protest against an act which Villi Inconvenience not only labor ing mothers, but also their laboring hus bands. Saturday evening, being almost the only time when they can shop to gether, and that they do buy Is evident to any street car passenger. Saturday evenings, A"d does "An Office Woman" expect a ir t to loso 11. to wages every time he has to have a &00 pair of work shoesT Oh, certainly, we'll get used to It, Just aa w have become used to pay ing CO cents per month for $3 cents worth of water. Then, aa to the moth er's Individual shopping. We can't all afford' nurse, cook and laundress, and after filling that position all week it U a necessity not a relief to do our shop ping while the "good man" fills the posi tion of nuria girt Office Woman also would give yod no Impression that all the sweet natures and martyred souls are behind the counters. I, too, have been personally Investigat ing, and I watched not on Saturday even ing, either a mother with a baby on one arm, another by the hand, stand pa tiently waiting' until two young and very pretty salasprsans got through admiring and discussing a picture post card Just received from a "swell guy." And the customer waa given plainly tz under stand that she was considered a pe.-s- sary evlt An Office Woman should wait until she is raising; a fatally, then that "dally CxtndM from I to t wlU seem like a Manawa picnic In comparison. I know from experience, for never In th old J fashioned days of 10 p. m. closing was I ever so tired physically or mentally as I have been since. So give us a little consideration. A MERE MOTHER. Plen for Knrly Clou-Ins-. OMAHA, Aug. IX.-T'o the Editor of The Bee: I wish "business Woman" would sign her real name to her effusion. Her ideas, desires and aspirations are so dif ferent from the great majority of work ing women that It would be real Inter esting to know who she la In most progressive movements some people suffer Inconvenience, and some. In deed, may suffer temporary loss but surely that does not mean that progres sion must cease. I have myself heard scores ot women who work In offices en dorse the early closing movements-and wish It success. Many ot them, Indeed, are working and helping to that end. I cannot believe that "Business Woman" Is voicing the sentiment of any considerable number of office women. My employers have been discussing the advisability ot arranging for a half hour period for lunch on Saturdays. This would enable them to have a goodly force on hand at noon so that those who work In offices would be Bure to get prompt attention during their noon hour. I am inclined to beliere that it will be an easy matter to Induce the great ma jority of those who do not work to shop at other than the noon hour, and this would go far towards helping out the situation for "Business Woman." Surety she would not want to deprive the thou sands ot her sisters and brothers from tho boon which seems almost with.n our reach, because of a little Inconvenient to her. I take It that th never has to' work nights; she surely would be willing that her fellow workers should be equally fortunate. ' ANGBLINE PIOTJEHJU 6O0S Cass St Frightful Conditions In China. OMAHA, Aug. 27. To the Editor of The Bee: I don't know whether this will In terest you and your readers or not, but I thought I would send It as a matter of Information. Personally I am not so much Interested in Chinese politics or conditions, out in a general way at least your Interest along these lines must be more direct W. S. WRIGHT. SHANGHAI, July 20, lSli-My dear Mr. Wright: Just a word beforo 1 leave for Nanking. The situation here is dally growing more serious. Over 70,000 Chinese reiugees nave crowded Into these settle menu. They are still coming. The weather is very hot and cholera and other dlseti4v'.?3 feared. The fighting last night waa terrible. Mrs. Parker, who is neiping in the lied cross nosnttai. itaa Just phoned and says that owing to the apanese. the mlserablo scoundrels, car rying ammunition to tho rebels under tho guise and flag of the Red Cross, the gov ernment commanders win not allow any lied uross work to be done ana the nun dreds of the poor fellows who wore wounded last night are lying In this boil ing sun without any hope of succor. The consular body has at last taken action as the Inclosed "extra" will show. There will be more fighting tonight have visited the battle field everv .lay since the flsht began. The scenes I have witnessed are heartrending. I go to Nan king on business and hope to return next Wednesday. The rebels are falling bauk on Nanking from the north and there will be hard fighting there I am sure, but I shall bo away before it occurs. There la the wildest disorder and bust- nnsR Is at a standstill. Please clvo the widest publicity possible to the despicable action ol tne Japanese as menuonou above. I am Bending you papers. Oive tham tn Thn Tint if you like. We are well, but thoroughly exhausted from the strain and excitement of the last three days ana nignis. we tei oui little sleep owing to the roar and rattle of battle at our very uoor. gj- Sara It's Business. Not Charity. OMAHA, Aug. 27. To the Editor of The Bee: In connection with tho letter in your letter box of August 25 the follow ing thoughts have suggested themselves to me: If the "Business Woman" means busi ness and is not having a "Wooster Brain storm." I will try to answer her ques tion, "When can I do my shopping if the stores close at 6 o'clock on Saturdays?" First. Write to the cities where they do close the storos at 6 o'clock (I as sume that all office business women tn those cities buy clothes, eto.) and they can, no doubt, tell her. Reond. That evidently the otner umana offlco business women are not debarred frnrr, UnlnST th-lr BhODDlnff. aS I WWCr- stand the merchants are not complaining of deorease In sales since starting to close at .6 p. m. Sattrrdays. Third. It seems Improbable to me inai ihln office business woman hae confined hr Bhnrmlna for years to the hours from 7 to 10 o'clock Saturday nights, especially .. h considers It a hardship to nuy oy gals light, leaving on hour for supper. ' as Jibe would no doubt w her shopping tour. Last, but not least, any eroaa-minaeo person wilt admit that the principle that does the most good to ve sreaieai num ber should prevail. In conclusion the saying occurs to me, Convince a woman against her will, She's of the same opinion still. But I write In hopes that "Where there's a wll there's a way." and that the stores will adopt the praotlce ot clos ing at o'clock on Saturdays, noi, as an act of charity, but as an act of good business common sense. E. O. VAUunAf". "How do you like our klchenette?'' "Rather small. Isn't ItT" "Oh. no: It's nlentv' larse enoush! V take all our meals out" Cleveland Plain Dealer. Mother Kfllherln. what nr. thn lntn. tlnns nf thut vnuni- mn vnn nrn tir. mlttlng to call on you so often? iaugnier jMever mina mat, moiner; l know what my Intentions are. Boston Transcript she asked when the minister had called iu Buucii ner suoscription. "I Itkfl Vnnr nr,.,nt nhllroli v.rv tntlt.ll she explained. "I can't see anything wrong with It." . "Th.ii .. . .. ..... ... - , HnnA. slonallyr'-Chlcago Record-Herald. "And YOU Hrcr.niP.1 Wnrndal (not 1irh:7 What could have possessed you7" You could have possessed me," re torted the girl, "but you wero entirely too Tom-I),nr..t T hva nn i.lll, .r. fer you; my brains, are alt the fortune I possess. t.thel Oh. Tom. If you are as badiv off as that I'm afraid papa will never give his consent Boston Transcript. "Why did yoU and that vounir minuter quarrel?" asked the friend. "Ho was nice enough In many ways, but he was so horribly Jealous and un fair," said the fair damsel to whom thn young divine had been paying serious at tention. Jealous. cerhans. and naturallv." smiled the friend. "But unfair?" xes. Every time I would make an en- THESE OIELS OF OUES. gagement for a moonlight walk or an afternoon stroll wtth some other man he would pray for rain." Pltsburgh Pis- patch. una or our neignDors arove nis win and daughters from home the bther night" "Oh. the wretch!" "Not a bit ot It He drove them fronr home In his new ntltnmnrilln." Baltimore American. TO AN OLD SWEETHEABT. Chicago Inter Ocean. We've loved many a beautiful lady. uoiaen monae and tne regal brunette, Sweetest Phyllis with lashes so shady, And Zoe, the distracting soubrette. Pretty schoolgirls, small town girls &L widows With tho latter, lovemaklng's an art But you ask for a toast and I give you A toast to your first sweetheart. There was Sadie, whose lips were s. Baucy, And Marie, whom you met at the bdach. And the parasol girl, dearest Flossh-, And Irene, always Just out of reach. There were some who liked moonlight and danclrig , , , , , What a madness a kiss could Impart! But, ah. for that peppermint-scented First kiss from your baby sweethoart It was long. long ago that you met her In the blur of tho pink cherry trees, Tet somehow, you cannot forget her Little queen of the bramble-acratcheoi knees: . .... Sometimes now in your dreams and your fancies . .. , Bhe comes stealing with red lips apart Down the long lane o'er memory k by Tour true love that baby sweetheart Editorial Snapshots vtrnnUlvn Eaale: Prophets aald Halley's comet would disturb things up to and In cluding 1S13. Perhaps tne next year wm be different. 8t IxjuIs Post-Dlspatch: Another pugl ii. t ha cone down for the long count. In the essentials an American hellday j oampares very well with a jwmau Springfield Republican: It Is greatly to the credit ot the army and navy that no warlike sentiment pervades the two services in relation to the Mexican situa tion. Cleveland Plain Deater; It Is now dis covered that the success of the present national administration la due to the rnnfeimr of its members' wives. Mew man finds It hard to reap credit for any thing these days. Baltimore American: One by one the remaining rights of man as boas ot the family are fading away. A Washington police Judge has decided that a man cannot take his wlftfa false teeth even if he did pay for them. Pittsburgh Dispatch: Mr. Bryan's Commoner Invites attention to the pre eminent opportunities Its editor baa to ob tain inside Information la international and governmental problems. If om re publican cabinet member bad dona this bow the Commoner would nave frothed I aVrot it and vrry properly, too. New York World: With a population that has more than doubled since eman cipation, with an ownership of ta.an.000 acres ot land and total property paaues slons of a value of PW, 000.00 tt nupoea of the country have store eafiaa Iwr Jal latlrcn than for On ding fault with the way 1 they are treated, either ass-fa er forth. NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY MONTPELIER, VERMONT Organized 1850. 'Purely Mutual. Assets 950,038,807.81. RELIABLE AND COMPETENT COUNSEL IS ADVISABLE in the selection of the form of life Insurance contract best adapted to your personal and business needs. If you will call at our office, or drop us a card, we will submit a proposition fitted to your individual case and give you a full explanation thereof. There will be no charge for this service and you do not incur any obligation in requesting the In formation. The National Life Is one of the strongest and oldest mutual com panies in the buBlooss, with an 'established reputation for liberal and square dealing with lta policyholders. It holds choice Nebraska se curities amounting to over 63,300,000. Write or telephone Us today and wa will gladly supply tull In formation. ' JAMES V. STAURETT, State Agent, Telephone Douglas 120. 401-3 Paxton Block, Omaha, eb. Silver Dollars In 50-Ton Lots Silver dollars in 50-ton lots were put into im provement on the Chicago Great Western for heavy new rails, double track, regradlng and ballast, auto matic safety signals, steol asbeatos-lined passenger cars, steel freight cars, new engines, and countle:s other betterments. $10,000 a mile to improve our service to you on 1500 mllos of road 500 tons of silver dollars! $15,000,000. Why not use the Great Western on your next trip to St Paul or Minneapolis and get tho benefit of these great improvements? It's the beet route for your freight, too. Trains leave Omaha 7:44 a. m. and 8:10 p. m. Ask P. F. BONORDEN, O. P. & T. A. 1523 Farnam Street Omaha, Neb. Phone Douglas 200.