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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 1914.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
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DECEMBER CIRCULATION.
52,148
State of Nebraska, County of Douglas, .:
Dwlght Williams, circulation manager
ot Tho Beo Publishing company, being
duly sworn, says that the average dally
circulation for the month of December.
1913. waa 6-.1U.
DWIQHT WILLIAMS,
Circulation Manager.
Subscribed in my presence and sworn to
before ma this 2d day of January, 1914.
ROBERT HUNTER,
(Seal.) - Notary Public.
Subscribers leaving1 the city
temporarily chonld have The Bee
mailed to them; Address vrlll tie
changed aa often aa requested.
Don't worry about tho Ico man:
bo'll got his noxt aummor
Thinking ot tho ico bills of noxt
summer makes one shiver oven In a
mildest winter.
According to dispatches, St. Louis
Is to close Its "vlco district" in
March. Then what becomes of tho
vice?
Still, we hardly think John D, got
thoflo 711 1-cent pieces ho gavo the
Sabbath school chlldron playing
penny ante.
Tho sending ot that giant radish
raised by honorable Japaneso man
has no covert diplomatic significance,
we are sure? .
The action ot the grand Jury in tho
copper district ot Michigan la another
reason for federal Inquiry Into condi
tions prevailing there
Old Kuerta will get us one way, If
net another. Uncle Bam is tooting
the feed bill for aa army ot 4,000
federal refuse down In Texas.
The scientist who went to the
trouble of Investing a phonograph
o sake money talk, ought to have
applied to Mr. Rockefeller for his
alnpllfted method.
About the only chance for Roger
Sullivan, candidate tor the sonato, to
''resemble Lincoln" Is to got an axe
and try to Imitate, ono ot his early
customs.
Another fat federal Job la ready to
be handed to some waiting Nebraska
patriot, If only the secretary and tho
senator can be brought to boo tho
eme same at the same ttme.
Three bandits hold up a train in
Alabama and one does the job alone
la Michigan, all of which is doplor
able, hut only goes to show that crimo
tixd erlsinals know no city, state or
section lines.
Many cities aro boosting the Go-te-church
Sunday scheme, but In
Omaha, where everybody goes to
church ot hie own accord, it Isn't
well that is, It has not struck In
here yet.
One more steer to the farm will
solve the meat supply question, If
we are to bellovo tho experts; but
why was It necessary to removo tho
tariff and thus lessen the Inducement
of the farmers to provide the extra
steers needed T
With the old-fashioned preacher,
we believe the Lord, like England,
expects every man to do his duty,
that Is, that He looks for results in
each pastor's parish to the pastor be
fore an Itinerant evangelist, however
good and faithful the latter may be.
Secretary Rodfleld's plea for a
more optimistic view ot the outlook
for business doesn' t exactly square
up wlththe assurances of tho presi
dent that business Is all right. Con
ditions are not exactly such as prove
that the readjustment Is entirely
over.
That Omaha Justice ot the peace
who .adjourned court to lick a law
yer for calling him a crook got his
early training in a newspaper office
and could not, thereforo, be expected
te appreciate all the fine points of
the law requiring him to turn the
other cheek.
Lincoln made Us best possible
showing before Secretaries McAdoo
and Houston, but the overshadowing
importance of Omaha to the region it
serves could not be overcome. And
the territory Lincoln could serve will
he Just as well taken care of by a
regtoaal bauk at Omaha.
The Auditorium and the People.
It must havo occurrod to overy
thoughtful man present at tho big
annual athlete meet in tho Auditor
ium that it would bo not only un
wise, but foolhardy, for tho people to
stand by and let tho building bo sold
and dovotcd to other purposes than
thoso for which it was put up.
Massed and banked in balcony, boxes
and tho edges of tho arena was one
of tho most typical American throngs
ever assembled In tho building. It
comprised men, women and children
of all shades of nationality, sects and
colors, all Intont on one thing, nil
bubbling over with a common zeal.
Tho spirit of democracy was breathed
In tho very nlr, oven though laden,
an It was, with tho heavy aroma ris
ing from superhoatcd youthful bod
ies bent in the stress of struggle.
This is an annual function and one
the city doos not wish to sacrlflco.
Under tho auspice? of tho Young
Men's Christian Bssoclatlon It is so
well conducted an to enlist clty-wldn
Interest, knowing no distinctions of
class. Indeed, It evon draws upon
other towns of tho state. Wo could
not afford to do without It oven for
its democratizing influence. And
this is but ono of tho possibilities of
such a building. Surely, It will not
become nocessary to argue tho point
with our peoplo as to whether or not
tho Auditorium shall bo kept for Just
what it was intended.
Barring the Coolie.
The public is informod by tho Hon.
John Dasflott Moore that no treaty
obligations provent tno exclusion ot
Hindu coolio labor, which is not nt
all surprising, seeing that common
Bonso and right cuts somo figure oven
in treaty making. Tho Incompati
bility of American and this sort of
labor la enough to Justify exclusion
of tho latter. Tho Question of tho
enactment ot moro doflnlto laws on
tho subject is ono that should have
boon disposed of many years ago, but
hotter lato than never. Congress,
thoroforo, ought to lose no time In
carrying out tho recommendations
for alr-tlght exclusion mado by Sec
rotary Wilson of tho Department of
Labor and seconded by Immigration
Commissioner Camlnotti.
Tho United States must always
maintain a liberal Immigration pol
icy, but it must not lower tho gates
to all tho off-scouring of tho earth
that soo fit to pour In. It has a tow
duties loft to Its own and tho worthy
from other countries. Secrotary Wil
son's recommendations aro In the
hands of Bpcakor Clark, who, lot
us hope, will facilitate action as
speedily as possible.
The Refreshing Mr. Glynn.
If the governor of Now York
makes his deodB plumb with his
promises In tho raid on gratters he
will have to offer no further proof
of his loyalty to tho peoplo dosplte
his Tammany affiliations, and It ho
can do this and continue In Tarn
many'a confidence ho will accora
pllsh what has always been regarded
as tho Impossible.
At any rate, Governor Glynn's
declaration is rofroBhing:
Anyone who Imagines that I will bo
satisfied with a pointless and perfunctory
Investigation of the Highway department
Is very much mistaken. The peoplo of
New York have a right to know whether
their money has been misplaced. They
have tho right to demand that every man
who has cheated the state shall bo put
bohlnd the bars. And as the governor of
tho stato I shall not rest until every
oharga against the management ot the
state highways has been sifted to the
bottom and every thieving scoundrel has
received what he deserves. It makes no
difference to me who la hit by theso In
vestigations, and I tiaVe mode this fact
plain to those who are conduotlng the
search for the evidence.
So far as words aro concerned,
nothing moro could bo asked. It
only remains now for tho governor,
boaring In mind the famous axiom
that "Words are good, and only so
when baokod by deeds," to como
dean with results, hewing to tho lino
no matter whether tho chips fall In
Tammany's back yard or not.
Ford's Gift to Humanity.
One othpr result ot the action ot
Henry Ford in setting the standard
of wages in his automobllo factory at
5 per day, which could hardly have
been anticipated, Is found In the ln
creusod number of applications for
license- to wed at tho Detroit court
house. Ioro than 100 of the Ford
employes have entered Into married
life since the increaso In pay took
effect, and others are arranging to
follow.
One Hue of argument proceeding
from this will BUpport tho oft
ropeated assertion that young men
are willing to take on tho responsi
bility ot marriage when their wages
will properly support a wife and tho
expected children. No need to worry
for the future ot tho raco If the
young man can bo assured of steady
employment at good pay.
Another contention could possibly
bo supported by tho same fact. It is
that better wages might go farther
to solve the question than the appli
cation ot eugenic theories. Induce
ment to young men to establish
homes and rear families will do
more to really Improve the race than
to Belect and mate parents through
scientific selection.
Perhaps Henry Ford has given to
humanity something far better than
a horseless carriage.
It is nigh tlnio to bring out the
old groundhog chestnut
II- f T 1
lopKinoacKwar
, 'Jhlsay in Omaha
cohhub rsoM ate nut
JANUARY 20.
Thirty Years Ago
Tho tenth annual ball of the Turnvercln
society was celebrated In Its new hall on
Harney street. Philip Andres, president
of the society, presented Andrew Frcls
haus a beautiful gold watch chain for his
services as treasurer for the last ten
years. Frank Lange and Walter Turner
were presented with beautiful gold med
als. The committee In charge was
George Persian, Robert Stein, I. Alshcl
and E. Meyer.
Captain Rawles with his battery of tho
Fifth artillery out for exercise passed
through tho city, attracting admiration
with tho martial appearance.
Ilavcrley's "Silver King" finished a
very successful engagement at the opera
house.
City Detective Knight has resigned his
position and gone back on his regular
beat. Officer O'Boyle succeeds him as
detective.
J. H. Bell and bride returned to the city
from their wedding tour and aro with
tho brldo'a parents, Rev. and Mrs. J. W.
Stewart, and will proceed In a few days
to Aurora, which Is to be their home.
W. N. Crane of Chicago, general west
ern agent of tho Equitable, Is In th,e city
Introducing to his friends Mr. Dallas St.
Clair, who has Just been appointed to the
territory surrounding Omaha.
F. B. Knight has resigned his position
with the telephone company and Is now
general agent with tho Palmer Wire com
pany of New York City.
John II. Donnelly, secretary of the new
stock yards company, has opened an
office over the Omaha Savings bank.
Twenty Years Ago
Theodoro L. Cort. member of Beech
camp, Modern Woodmen of America, died
at his home, 1704 Sherman avenue.
Chlof of Police Scavey, who gets a good
many freak lotters, received one he
thought capped the climax. It came from
an unsophisticated Iowan, who wished
the chief to find a purchaser for his St.
Bernard pup, which would be 9 months
old on his coming birthday.
J. F. Murphy was reassigned as store
keeper for tho Willow Springs distillery.
Tho committee In charge ot the BUrvcy
of the city to ascertain the number of
people In need reported that fully 7.00)
Omahans were actually suffering from
poverty and must havo relief at once and
have It substantially. Tho army of un
employed was mounting daily. Rev. J. T.
Duryea, Rov. C. W. Savldge, Rev. A. J.
Turkle nnd Alfred Trennery of the Asso
ciated Charities were active In the In
vestigation. W. S. Jardlno nnd L. E. Rhode took
out a marriage license.
While other western railroads were
girding up their loins for a battle royal
on passengor rates In tho west, General
Passenger Agent Lomax assured the pub
11a through The Bee that tho Union Pa
cific would not engage as a participant
In the struggle.
Ten Years Ago
Your old friend, East Lynne, came to
town and put up at the Boyd theater.
Howard and Perry, 13 and 2 years ot
ago, respectively, sons of Mrs, Howard
Ambrosso, 3320 Mandorson street, were
badly burned by fire which caught in the
house when their mother was absent
Mr. Kruse, a neighbor, saw smoke curl
ing out of the house and ran to It and
broko In and then turned In a fire alarm.
Ho carried tho boys Into tho homo of
Mrs. Dillon, next door neighbor, and sum
moned the doctor.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Cook entertained
tho adult Bible class ot Kountze Memo
rial Lutheran church, ot which Mr. Cook
had been the teacher for many years.
Their home, 81S South Twenty-fifth ave
nue, was the scene of a merry evening.
The board of directors ot the Young
Men's Christian association decided to
accept the offer of $200,009 made through
tho McCague Investment company for
Frederick Sellgman of New York soma
two years before for the association's
building and slto cornering on Sixteenth
and Douglas streets. The lot had cost
tho association $23,000 In 18S7 and the
building $76,000.
Mrs. Christina K. Henkcl. nearly 34
years of age, wife of George Henkcl,
passed away at their home. 2S58 Taylor
street.
About Women
William Hill, chief and only teleDhone
operator In Gale-burg. 111., has an as
sistant In his 10-year-old daughter, Beat
rice. She can handle the cords and plugs
without difficulty and Is a favorite with
the subscribers.
Mrs. Eliza W. Merrill of Gray, Me.,
Wlebrated recently her 103d birthday at
the homo of her son's widow. Mrs. Mer
rill Is not only active, but has written
severat successful poems In the last two
years, two it which were eet to music.
Another one was finished within the last
two months.
Dr, Anna Shaw points with pride to the
fact that three women wero appointed
last year to big positions. Miss Julia
Lathrop, head ot tho Children's Bureau;
Mrs. J. B. Harrlman, member of the In
dustrial Relations commission, and Mrs.
Katherine Bcment Davis, recently ap
pointed commissioner of corrections for
New York. She says that 1913 was a
good year for women, but 19H will be
even better.
Tho Daughters of the American Revo
lution ot Philadelphia, do not want the
old Liberty bell to be taken to the
Panama-Pacific exposition at San Fran
cisco and aro hoping that their efforts
to prevent It will meet with success. The
protests Is being signed not only by mem
bers ot the Philadelphia branch, but by
Daughters In Massachusetts, Virginia and
other eastern states. v
Mrs. Emma N. Polak, a New York
lawyer, has designed the official seal of
the register of the Bronx, who Is her
husband. The seal represents Jonas
Bronck, a Dutch settler, who once drove
sheep and cows around what Is now
known as Little Herald Square In New
York. Old Jonas Is shown with a wide
open book In which he is writing by
candle light. She Is a real estate lawyer
and the mother of five daughters.
Mrs. Gertrude A. Lee of Colorado will
go Into history as the first woman to
become chal.-man of a democratic state
central committee, to which office sho
has been elected at Denver, and when
George T. Hradly resigned to become
state rallroal commissioner the way was
open for Mrs. Lw' promotion, and the
democrats did not litsltuto to give it
to her.
Twice Told Tales
Amenable tn Amnment.
Here Is a little story that was told by
Congressman George R. Smith ot Min
nesota the other night when reference
waa made to tho contrary party who
deadlocks a jury.
Somo time since an autolst was whiz
zing It down the plko as fast as he
could spark the gasoline when a country
constablo sprang from a clump of b.ishes
by the wayside and held upa halting
hand.
"Sorry, mister," said tho constable, as
the autolst stopped his car, "but I'll havo
ter arrest ye. Yo was goln' fifty miles an
hour or more."
"You are wrong, my friend," replied
the autolst digging Into his Jeans. "I say
that I wasn't going more than fifteen
miles an hour, and here Is -a $10 hill that
says I wasn't."
"Maybe I was wrong, mister, calmly
said the country constable. "Leastwl ?,
with eleven to ono ag'ln me, I ain't goln
ter put the county ter tho expense o' no
trla!."-Phllndelphla Telegraph.
Poetic License.
Sometimes children hit the nail on tho
head unconsciously. Bobby, who liven up
tn tho northwest section and goes to
Thomson school, has a mother very fond
ot books. He had often heard her spvnk
of "poetla license" and had also read In
tho comlo supplements about tho sad fato
of the spring poet, who was dally thrown
out of the window or to the Hons to
make a Roman holiday.
'One day mother and Uncle Hunk wens
talking and poetry waa the subject.
"Mother," said Bobble, reflectively, "do
poeta havo to go down to tho municipal
building to get a license?"
"Why, no, child; what ever put such
an Idea In your head?" laughed tho
mother.
"Well," drawled Bobby, "I heard you
and Hunk talking about poetlo license
and I thought It meant that everybody
hated poets, so that they had to go and
get a license some as a dog." Washing
ton Star.
Caught In the Act.
Tho parents of a 10-year-old boy had
bo much troubte making him hear their
calls while he was at play that they de
cided his hearing was defective. So they
took' him to a specialist
The latter mado several ot the ordi
nary tests, and the boy could hardly hear
a word. To all appearances there was
something radically wrong with his
hearing. Shaking his head, tho special
ist walked into the far corner ot tho
room.
"My boy," he said In a voice little
above a whisper: "Here's a nickel."
The lad squirmed In his chair. A grin
spread over his countenance.
"You can't fool me with that bluff,"
he sald.-New York Times.
Here and There
To make typewriters almost noiseless
a Cleveland man has Invented' a platinum
core which changes the loud click to a
dull thud.
An estimate Is printed that $173,000,003
Is Invested In Swiss hotels. American
tourists can easily figure from this what
Interest they are supposed to pay.
"Thero Isn't a woman living who
wouldn't rather bo beautiful than sen
slble," cries a womanhater. As It any
thing could be more sensible than being
beautiful I
The Kansas law, whereby married men
are fined twice as much for drunken
ness as single men, IS unfair. Their
wives have a hard enough time upport
lng them at normal rates.
In somo respects and places the cost of
living Is undoubtedly decreasing. For In
stance, New York Is to have a S cent
movies on the cast side, and plans are
being made In Chicago to show six reels
for 1 cent.
Tho man In Philadelphia Who had holes
bored In his brain to euro paresis found
tho experiment a failure. But It turned
out an exceedingly Interesting experi
mentexcept, perhaps, for the patient,
who was so much bored by It that he
dfed.
John D. Rockefeller distributed 711 cents
among 711 children with Instructions that
each should Invest his share so as to
make 1 cent profit tor each year on the
Investor's age and then report back.
Thus are new and enterprising Rocke
fellers developed.
"Wherever," says the story of the sur
rendered Mexican federals' march to
Marfa, "thero was place In the line or
between a horse's legs there was almost
sure to be a mongrel dog, determined to
follow tts master wherever Its master
went" Now, Isn't that just like a mere
dogl Too selfish to stay tn Mexico,
where It understood the language and
could be comfortable, but must tramp
around after Its harassed and footsore
master, Just because It happens to like
him!
Around the Cities
Cleveland may shortly annex the vil
lage ot Euclid.
St Louis factories now have an annual
payroll of $90,000,000.
Denver gas company now have cut rates
to SO cents net per 1,000 feet.
Little Rock Is lo be one of the few
towns In Arkansas to contain a legal
ized saloon this year.
The supreme court ot New York de
cided that cities have a right to tear up
unused street car tracks.
St. Paul has ten creameries with x
combined capital of over $3,000,000, mak
ing 14.000,000 pounds ot butter yearly.
Portland. Ore., nas registered 1,000 ap
plicants, all married men, seeking city
jobs Intended to relieve the unemployed.
Charitable persons of New York City
are endeavoring to supply pure candy to
the children ot the slums In place ot tho
poor material which has heretofore been
In their reach.
Cleveland Is given the dubious eminence
by a report of the Federated churches of
having the highest divorce record per
capita of any city In this country
"Cuyahogo county." says the report,
"divorce as many couples every year as
the entire stato of Nevada, including
lleno, has divorced In forty years."
Illnr Boost for Pence.
Philadelphia Ledger.
There Is no longer danger of a naval
war wllh Switzerland, for Mr. Bryan and
the fiwUs minister have agreed on the
terms ot a treaty providing that It the
two countries feel like fighting they will
take time to cool off before giving the
order to shoot
fD jfi
Chnrltr nnd Impositions.
OMAHA, Jan. "i.-To the Editor of Tho
Bee: In ro tho case of Mrs. Elizabeth
Montgomery, colored, to whom this office
refused aid at the time she asked, per
mit this statement to appear In your ex
cellent paper.
Mrs. Montgomery applied to mo first
over a year ago. She was assisted. I
discovered from her own admissions that
her transportation had been paid for by
tho authorities In Oklahoma City, Okl.,
her husband having deserted at that place
In tho early part of 1912. Sho hod never
before lived In Nebraska. Sho was de
pendent upon charity, public nnd private,
for her living when sho came to Omaha.
She came, so sho stated to me, because
It was easier to get help In Omaha than
In Oklahoma. When I found out theee
facts I Insisted that her rightful residence
was not In Omaha, but In Oklahoma City,
nnd offcrod to send her back, but sho
assured me that on account ot circum
stances that would soon mature she
would not be much longer dependent upon
charity for a living, and after aiding her
a number of times I cut her off. For
several months she took caro of herself,
or rather she did not ask any moro of
the county until the mothers' pension be
gan to be put In force. Mr. Bernstein
sent her to mo for temporary relief, as
she had applied tn his otflco for a
mother's pension. I gavo to her under a
protest to him that this was not a legiti
mate case for county aid, as the only
reason for her being In- Omaha was to
exist at the expenso of charity. She
doubtless would prefer not to do so, but
tho facts aro she cannot llvo without.
On the other hand, Mr. Editor, has a
community no protection from the In
vasion of peoplo who come purely forthc
purpose of getting their living off of the
benevolence of the people, It be'ng easier
tq do so In Omaha than clsewhcro? As
contemplated by Mrs. Montgomery, sho
and her fnmlly will cost Douglas county
In the next ten years fully $1,000.
This Is one of a number ot cases and
families that have foisted themselves
upon tho county. The county commis
sioners have been long acquainted with
these conditions, and have made It a part
of my duties to devise ome plan whereby
tho taxpayers shall be no longer Imposed
upon. I am endeavoring to solve this
problem, as I have solved others, and
will do so the more readily should offi
cious meddlers keep hands off. Just as
long as wo submit to an Imposition ot
this character we shall not attatn n solu
tion. J. M. LEIDY.
Snnif Tlioncclit.
KIMBALLTON, la.. Jan. 24.-TO the
Editor of The Bee: Thero Is something
more wrong with our morals than grow
ing pain; there Is soma real rot careless
ness, extravagance, light living and high
living; but the worst of all Is the obscene
languago and scenes that aro presented
and planted Into children and youth. We
yet havo tho effect of the "fine limbs"
exposed thirty years ago.
If Miss Q raco Sorenson shall succeed
In getting out a good paper for the chil
dren, she will do more good than a whole
lot of statesmen.
It Is nevertheless encouraging to see
men like Kenyon go along on what is
good and tight tn spite of politics.
Make the Missouri river a lock canal
and we will be glad to go along on that.
M.
Quaint Bits of Life
A Brooklyn girl of 13 has been excused
from attending school becauso she Is too
delicate. As she tips tho scales at 200
pounds and Is still growing it may bo
seen that her( objections to attending
school have .much weight.
In the march following the wedding ot
Dr. Samuel Weiss and Miss Ella Mar
gareten In New York recently was Mrs.
Mary Horowitz, 94 years old, grand
mother of the bride, followed by her
forty-three grandchildren and great
grandchildren,.
Five thousand one hundred and forty
three miles Is the walking record of Sam
S. Griffith, a Georgia deputy sheriff, for
MIX During 1912 ho walked 4.133 miles.
Mr. Griffith uses a pedometer and every
step he has made during the last two
years had been registered.
The distinction of being the home of
both the smallest man and the largest
man In Michigan 'belongs to Muskegon.
The men are Moses Peltier, 4 feet 1 Inch
In height, and Henry Gravengood, 6 feet
7 Inches In height. Neither has ever ap
peared In vaudeville or with a circus.
After traveling by stage a dlstanco
equal to that from the earth to the moon
nnd halt wqy Sack again, George F.
Crandall ot Norwich, N. Y., who claims
to be the oldest mall stage driver in the
state, has retired. Beginning at the age
of 16, he has driven S&.340 miles, and his
salary In this ttme has amounted to
$34,700.
An extraordinary case, better fitted to
the pages of Balzac or Zola than to real
life, has been brought to light at the
French village of Olivet, near Orleans,
where by mere chance a woman was dis
covered who for twenty years had been
kept tied up In a dark shed by greedy
relatives. And this monstrous crime was
kept up year after year for her pitiful
annuity of $140!
Tabloids of Science
There are more than 200 species of In
sects that infest bookB and destroy them
if not exterminated In time.
A paper label will hold on a metal
surface better if a little glycerine by
rubbed on It before paste Is applied.
In a flameless. Incandescent gas burner
of European invention the gas Is forced
Into a porous disk within which it bums.
An English engineer proposes to de
fend his country In event ot war by
suspending bombs from balloons, whtsh
could be exploded from the ground whe.i
approached by a hostile dirigible or aero
plane.
No American city, says the Scientific
American, has a pneumatlo tube system
(for postal use) comparable with that of
Paris or Berlin. The average Parisian
"tube letter," it asserts. Is delivered in
an hour and a quarter after It Is posted.
A company organized In England for
the purposo ot making use of sea-weed
In tho manufacture of fabrics of various
kinds has come to grief through financial
troubles, but it Is claimed that the scheme
is perfectly feasible, and that, among
other thing, excellent blankets were
mado by this process at a cost far be
low the usual article ot this character.
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Political Tips
Tho legislative hopper in Massachusetts
Is choked with about 3,000 bills and re
solves, which Insures a "killing time" for
tho members.
Chicago club women serve notice on the
old parties that nono other than "good,
clean men" will command their smiles
and votes at the spring municipal election.
Congressman Asher C. Hinds, First dis
trict ot Maine and supreme parliamentar
ian of the national house, Is In poor health
and so decides not to be a candidate for
renomlnatlon.
There are 10,000 applications on file In
tho Treasury department for about 400
Incomo tax Jobs. While patrlot:sm ani
mates tho multitude, who can doubt tho
perpetuity ot American Institutions?
Tho esteemed William Fllnn of Pitts
burgh announces that the progressive
party in Pennsylvania is not a collection
of offlceseckers. But os tho country
must bo saved Mr. Fllnn appears confi
dent enough members of tho party to fill
all offices In sight will respond to the
country s call.
Sullivan, O'Hara, McSlmnc, with several
precincts to hear from, aro the Chicago
entries for the democratto nomination for
United States senator. Senator Sherman
appears to havo a free field as the re
publican favorite, while tho mooscrs have
such a list of aspirants that a selection of
a leader foreshadows a Donnybrook.
Charles Curtis, former United States
senator from Kansas, proposes to give
Senator Brlstow a run for his Job at tho
coming stato primaries. Both seek repub
lican party support. Congressman Mur
dock has already mounted tho moose for
the senatorshlp. As the contest lines up
local prophets see a walkaway for the
democrats.
THESE GIRLS OF OURS.
"There never wan n. vntnnn vnt tvYi n
could keep a secret."
"un, l don't know. Lot's wife never
told anvona what she saw whn hn
stopped and looked back." Boston Tran
script. A rnh 1 In Arort't vnn unlnD n -tn...
down during Lent?1
Zobcldo "lcs. I'm going to fast.
Arabella I know; that's why I asked.
Ohio Sun Dial.
"Vntt tVilntr fhnt wnmAn Aiivht
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allowed to do men s work?"
"Yes," replied Miss Cayenne, "if they
want to; although I can't see why a wife
should want to put In the afternoon In
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a shop or an office while the husband Is
out denclns the tur.go " Wushlugton
Star.
First Chorus Lady What do you think,
dear? George Is back from Alaska, stone
luoko and so altered tlint you would
hardly know him! . .
Second Chorus Lady I'm sure I sha'n't,
dear Judge.
"Doos vour fiance smoke or drink?" In
quired Gladys.
"No," answered Grace. .
"Then you'll have a dull time. Think
twice before, you tie yourself to that kind
of a man.' Kansas City Journal.
"I believe our cllmato Is chnnglng."
"Think so?"
"Our winters seem to be getting
warm." ....
"Well, the women wouldn't wear enough
clothe-. The cllmnte nnd to change. Tho
women wouldn't." Cincinnati Enquirer.
Mrs. Yoiingbrldc Norah. I don't mind
jour entertaining your women friends in
the kitchen evening, but I must Insist on
ihelr making less noise with their boister
ous laughing. u .i
Norah Sure, mum, Ira sorry, but the
wiimcu ra'lly couldn't help it. I was
tellln' them how you tried to mako n
cake yesterday mornln'. Boston Tran
script. Klttv-Jack told mo last night that I
waf, tho prettiest girl he'd ever seen.
Ethel Oh, that's nothing! he said tho
same to me n year ngo.
Kltty-I know that, hut as one grows
older ono's tanto Improves, you know.
Baltimore American.
BROTHERS OF THE BATTLE.
Bentztown Bard.
The brothers of tho battlo are the men
that I would sing,
The soldiers of misfortune who havo felt
the lightning's sting.
The fallen and the Idle and tho hopeless
nnd tho drear.
Who have known a golden musio In an
old remembered year.
The brothers of the battle.
Who have suffered and havo bled.
With tho wounds upon their bodies
And tho crown that pricks tho head.
The brothers of tho battlo who aro 'mid
the down and out,
Tho soldiers of the conflict who have lost
tho will to shout;
The stumbling and mistaken and the
wretched and tho vile.
Who look up to God's bluo heaven with
the semblance of a smile. i
Tho brothers of tho battle,
Who havo need of all we say
To regain the mountain passes
And march on to gain tho day.
Tho broilers of the battlo In their tat
tered hearts and clothes.
It's for them my heart Is singing and to
them I bring the rose;
Tho vagrant but unvanqulshed who are
still amid their scum
Awake to hear the bugles and to try
their best to come.
The brothers of tho battle
And the shipmates of our gleam
In this rugged voyago of Living
Round the golden shores of Dream.
illustrative of somo of
the new and old rales:
at Still Lower Eates.
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