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THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE.
The people of Nebraska have spoken. Not with
so loud a voice as might have been wished, but with
sufficient of emphasis and determination to indicate
their choice of candidates. Selection was made for
the principal offices to be filled by such margin as
leaves not a chance for questioning the intent of the
voters. Several days will pass before the total vote
cast at the primary will be known. The result is,
however, settled beyond doubt.
On the republican side the autstanding features
arc the splendid endorsement given to Calvin Cool
idge, and the renomination of George W. Norris to
succeed himself as United States senator. Returns
from all parts of the state show- that these were
favored by city as well as country voters, so there
is no division of opinion marked by urban and rural
• • •
Popular endorsement in Nebraska, Michigan and
Illinois makes the nomination of Calvin Coolidge on
the first ballot at Cleveland a certainty, as nearly as
anything in this life can be certain. Hiram Johnson
has been completely eliminated. If he was ever
a factor in the race. Coolidge is the popular
choice of the party. Aside from the formality of
the convention! his managers may now devote them
selves to organizing for the main campaign.
The issues, too, are clearly enough drawn. It is
the Coolidge constructive policy. A sound financial
system, and the avoidance of foreign entanglements.
Conservation of our natural resources. The en
couragement of enterprise without undue interfer
ence of government. These arc the policies that
have won the support of the people for the man in
the White House.
• • •
Senator Norris may congratulate himself on the
fact that his hold on the confidence of Nebraska
voters is not shaken. He will have to face a far
more aevere test at the general election, however.
His greatest hurdle will be to get over the unwritten
law that denies a third term to a senator. Precedents
are made to be broken or set aside, however, and
Senator Norris may be the one who will succeed
where men like Manderson, Van Wyck, Thayer, the
two Hitchcocks, and others have failed.
• • •
Adam McMullen, republican candidate for gov
ernor, is a clean, upstanding man, whose record com
mends him to the vqters. His victory over Albert
N. Mathers is probably due to his wider acquaintance
in the state, resulting from his former campaigns.
No choice between the two rests on character, for
•ach is a man of such qualifications as fit him for
the office of governor. The democrats gave Charles
W. Bryan the expected and customary compliment
of a renomination. His work is ahead of him, for he
will be considerably occupied in explaining his fail
ure to redeem certain definite pledges he made two
years ago. This may interfere with his making other
promises equally impossible of being carried out.
• • •
In Omaha the impressive totals rolled up by the
litting city commissioners, all of whom sought re
nomination, Indicate the probability of no change
being made at the city hall next month. This, of
course, is not final. The mutations of local politics
are beyond understanding.
Defeat of Wead by Tukey and Wear by Coad
for places on the Water Board means that the era
of change has set in there. Certain questions of
policy entered largely into the campaign, and un
doubtedly swayed the judgment of the voters. We
do not see in the fact any prospect of letting up in
the efficiency with which the utilities have been man-'
sged. We look rather for the forwarding of needed
•mprovements, to the end that the sen-ices will be
:ome more’and more valuable to the people, who are
the owners of the plants.
• • •
Most important, Nebraska has not held an elec
tion in years in which less of scrimony was noted.
The utter absence of bitterness is the one thing on
which all ths people are to be congratulated. Tlan
didates strovs earnestly for the prizes they sought,
but did it in such a spirit of good sportsmanship as
must leave the best of good feeling. Some were cer
tain to be disappointed, but that is softened by the
knowledge that little or no rancor was exhibited.
The pangs of defeat are not made the keener by
regrets for hasty words or ill-founded charges. A
few more such primary elections will elevate politics
in Nebraska to a proper plane. Ws earnestly hope
that between now and November nothing will be per
mitted to mar this splendid start.
* RELIEF FOR THE RANCHES.
Passage of the Phipps bill by the house moves
*na step nearer consummation the plan for the relief
ef water users who are in arrears to the govern
ment. It is tal.en for granted the president will
sign the bill. Through no fault of their own, many
farmera occupying land under the government con
structed ditches have fallen behind in their pay
ments on water rent and purchase price. Repre
sentative Simmons of Nebraska says !)00 out of 1,000
farmers in his district would be prevented from us
ing their land this yeaj, were the terms of the ir
rigation law atrietly applied. The Phipps bill brings
relief to these by extending the time for payments.
When the preconvention investigations sre sll
finished, and every possible drop of political suste
nance has been squeezed out of the bag that is now
being pressed, the Irrigation service might stand a
little overhauling without doing harm to anybody.
Water users complain, nnd with seeming justice, that
they have not been fairly treated. Estimates ef
construction costs and other factors in the general
problem have been found too low, ami prices have
been correspondingly raized. This has at length
reached a point that, according to the rancher*, ha*
become unreasonably oppressive.
For the irrigation service it is argued that con
struction and operating costs have increased ma
terially since many of the projects were undertaken.
The government is not to blame if estimates made
some years ago are inadequate now’. What is needed
is an examination that will permit a readjustment
of the situation. The federal government may not
reasonably be expected to assume the entire addi
tional tost. It should not, however, expect to shunt
the entire burden onto the settler. Our irrigation
laws were made not to provide the government with
a source of profit, but to open unused lands to set
tlement. Through the homes thus made possible the
returns will come to the nation.
MILLS OF GOD ARE GRINDING.
Justice, it is said, travels with a leaden heel, but
strikes with an iron hand. Events are showing that
courts do not move with the same swift action of a
senatorial inquisition, but in time they get there,
just the same. Burton K. Wheeler, United States
senator from Montana by virtue of the favor of
Thomas J. Walsh, also United States senator from
Montana, and the I. W. W. vote of the state, has
been indicted by a federal grand jury He is accused
of unlawfully accepting money in connection with
the securing of permits to prospect for oil and
natural gas in the Montana fields.
Senator Wheeler asserts that the proceedings are
the result of a "frameup.” He will have his chance
to prove this in court. Federal grand juries are
not so easily manipulated or so readily compliant to
political manipulations as the senator would like to
have the world believe. At nny rate, his case has
been taken to a place where no taint of politics will
attach to the ultimate report. The senator from
Montana will be sure of one thing, his trial will be
conducted according to the rules of the courts which
exclude hearsay evidence. If cx-train robbers, ex
German spies, discharged federal employes, men and
women with a “past,” are called as witnesses they
will be confined to statements of fact within their
own knowledge and not permitted to tell extrava
gant hearsay tales of conversations with dead men.
He will have and will be entitled to have protection
against rumor and gossip, a protection the senator
refused to give to those whom he has “prosecuted”
A federal grand jury at Covington, Ky., also has
indicted John W. Langley, republican representa
tive, for frauds in connection with the withdrawal
and sale of whisky. He, too, says it is a put up job,
and he also will have his chance in court.
‘ The mill* of God grind slowly, jet they grind ex
Though with patience stands He waiting, with ex
actness grinds He all.”
CHILDREN AND THE TENEMENT
A young mechanic in Chicago trudged the street
all day, looking for a place to rent. He wanted to
put a roof over the head of his wife and his 2-year
old son. “No children!” met him wherever he ap
plied. Weary and discouraged, he went home to his
wife, and she took up the search. She, too, re
turned home baffled, to find that her husband had
turned on the gas, and, taking his child in his arms,
had gone to the eternal place where children are
Here is one of the bitterest of commentaries on
our civilization. Children are troublesome, even to
their parent* at times. Those who have none are
frequently selfish enough to complain. They do not
like the noise of children’s play, they do not like
a lot of things that children do, and object on gen
eral principles to all children.
Fifty years without children and there would be
the end of the world. Yet landlords join in the
proscription against the little ones. Children mar
houses, deface walls, make a lot of trouble, and the
easy answer is to exclude them. Yet the child must
be raised somewhere. We read a lot about the de
creasing birth rate. What are we to expect, when
so many by their conduct make it very plain that
children are unwelcome?
W’e do not approve the solution of the problem
accepted by the man In Chicago. A little more cour
age on his part might have seen him over his troubles.
The world does love babies, does rejoice in children,
and has places where they can thrive. Even Chi
cago has them, if they only are hunted out.
To pick a group of probable winners, and then
recommend them for support is an old and easy way
of establishing a reputation for being influential.
A federal judge, sitting at Kansas City, has
"busted” another cement combine, hut the price will
not know it for some time.
Delegates may go to New York In full trust they
will get to see the shows. Equity and the Managers’
Association have compromised again.
The humble string bean make* a bid for attention
by figuring in a big damage suit. It doesn't take
much to start trouble.
Those new traffic *jgn» are all right for looks,
but a lot of our drivers do not know what they mean.
Mussolini swept elections in Italy. Anybody
could win, who used his system.
One day ought to be the limit for alibis and
post-mortems on the primary.
A lot of folks now know how good they are at
t ’" ---
—By Omaha's Own Poet—
Robert Worthington Davie
ADAIR FOR MINE.
Tou may choose a etately mansion and amploy an army
And al.Me hy frills of fashion and aequlr* Ufa's aplen
I'll not envy your enjoyment—your posassslons 4*b
I'll reald* amid eontsnUnsnt In my cotta** nsar Adair.
Ther# I'll reat while night I* fleeting, there I'll soar
In dreams hy day.
There I'll m*et a world worth meeting, and h* happy
when I play;
I'll b* free, and not moleated by th* turbulence of
All alone, hut never lonesome when the shade* of night
There's a little grove of maple* Just a step arroas th*
Where I want to dienni and slumber when I reach the
end of dav;
I.et there lie no tomb mnjcatlo to advise from whence
Nor a shining slab of granite to familiarise my ram*.
Pinril soma flowers o'er my haven — goldenrod end
I.et gn Ivy vine go wending up the Incline toward th*
I.»t my cottage shield anothqr from the shadow« of
And decay Ua way tu ruin In th* vallty of Adair
Letters From Our Readers
All latlara muat Ha alfaad. Hal »*»* »'H H» wllhhrld mraa rruural. (ammual
raflaaa af »«• ward# and Iraa will l*a «ti»« i»rwfrrwa«-a._^
Ilivuttn Passenger Station. t
Omaha. Neb.—To tha Editor of The
Omaha Boa: Tha question of building
a union atatlon Is up again, and as
tha promoters seem to have the wrong
idea of what a modern city requires,
and ere copying after the "chic cen
ter” stations, most of them designed
long before the autos became a men
ace to life. It is worth while to con
sider the station problem apart alto
gether from the tiresome "boosting.”
i studied this development something
like a dozen years ago, and now pre
sent the other side of the medal.
What was true then ia not less so
now when the joy riders are held in
An Interesting article appeared In
a magazine some yearn ago, and I
shall take some figures from that. A
leading architect of New York wrote,
and also Mr. Dunn of The Railway
Age Gazette. Any number of Illustra
tions and general data were given
from Europe ami this country. The
terminals of all large cities were ex
amined. especially by the architect
from McKim. Mead & White.
Fact No. 1.—"It seems as though
the union station would, In a cer
tain sense, before long cease to ex
ist." In other words, the Omaha
booster* have their eyes in the backs
of their heads, where; alas, they too
often are. But both In Europe and
here an endeavor is being made to
connect the various stations by tun
nels and otherwise, and make one
system of small stations, rather than
a marathon race track, small units
rather than a Grand Central, the
modern system, as with sectional
bookcases anil cottage schools, with
new units added when required. The
London system with 20 stations to
suit as many districts, and not the
monster in a "physic" center. It Is
salil that the operating expense ts
greater than for a single station, but
the people are not crowded.like hogs
In a freight car. According to the
architect, a passenger can reach Char
ing Cross. London, even on a crowded
day. and get his ticket and baggage
attended to in 10 minutes. The
Grand Central, New York, Is con
traster with this quick work.
Fact No. 2.—Omaha ia smaller than
some eastern cities, but will perhaps
grow large—heap much big. The dis
tances in our grand central would not
he as long as some that follow, but
quite entough for those with heavy
suitcases, or heavier children. From
the main entrance of the Boston
South and the New York Grand Cen
tral the distance Is about 1,100 feet
to an express train; Northwestern.
Chicago. 940: t’nlon. Washington.
1,200; Pennsylvania, New York, 4S0
or 950. depending upon entrance used.
Walking is good for the health, wa
ape told Distance is one reason why
the modern city should stand for the
unit system. Ticket, express and bag
gage offices for the "monsters," need
room, and lots of It.
Fact No. 3.— Flivver*, limousine*,
and truck* are killing and wounding
people In auch number* that In addi
tion to a pair of eye* In front we nil
need one on each aid* and gnother
pair where the booster* often carry
their*. The atreeta of Omaha ate
fortunately wider than In eastern cit
ies, hut with even present condition*
to contend with, is It possible that
anyone would like to »ee them made
worse with a single station for 500,
<100 people? This number I* set by
those who do not yet know that a
city of that population is a failure,
under present condition*. "I boost,
thou hoostest, she boost*’ we boost,
you boost, they boost”—and quite fre
quently weary us.
J. Sterling Morton one* wrote an
article entitled. "Retrenchment or
Ruin.” protesting .against extrava
gsnt postoffice buildings, but where
as his trouble* were only of bulldog
size, ours bulk like the elephant, and
threaten to reach th* maatadon. Mr.
Dunn wrote that there are two ques
tions with respect to terminal* that
need to be discussed. On* Is whether
so much tnonev should he spent on
them, and the other I* whether they
should be built at all. The latter is
sure to stagger th* average booster.
"Th# needs of passengers, merely as
passengers, can be met with much less
expenditure.” There are 35 cities
larger than Omaha. and quite a num
ber of smaller ones that stilt require
stations to match New York, or at
least Chicago. The cost of only five
terminal* Is given. Including trackage
as well as buildings: Kansas City,
about $40,000,000; Northwestern. $24.
000,000; Washington. $20,000,000;
Pennsylvania. $115,000,000; Orand
Central, $150 000.000. A grand total
of $349,000,000. and this when wages
and materlnl* were only half of what
they are now. This Is about the a#
sessed valuation of all the land and
buildings In Omaha, W4ld work
At the time th* artlcl* was writ
ten th* rosds wer* capitalized per
mil* at an average of $62,657. The
five terminal* thus equalled about
5.500 mile* of track, or from New
York to San Francisco and hack to
Ohio. When the terminal* for Ros
ton, Philadelphia and numerous other
rltlea nr* added, the total Is "beyond
th* dream* of *varlre." 1 Ilk#
to read about th# wild extravagance,
for I hav# alwav# h#lleved that the
only poasible outcom# la government
ownership. Th# weeping and walling
1* for lower rate* coupled with * lux
ury thsf would hav# made pngan
Rom# howl. Rivers, said the English
englnesr contemptuously, are only
triad# to feed canal*—and tracka are
mad# to feed termlnala A train has
to run from 7 to 14 miles to pay ter
minal expense* only. Most suburban
train* do not run *nv more
Tt Is useless to compar* Kansas
City and Omaha. Oklahoma and the
southwest mad* that city. With only
two fifth* of the passenger* of the
Boston South or Pennsylvania In New
York, Kansu* City handles more bag
gage than ellher.
What, then, is the *olullon for
Omaha? Let the present station*
alone and use them until we get pas
senger flying ship*. Let the Burling
ton go ahead with the Improvement*.
Then follow the unit system with a
reasonable central station about Six
teenth and Leavenworth, the ones
perhaps to bundle east-bound and the
other west bound passengers and ex
press business, and the hammering of
interminable freight (rains will never
get near the principal station.
Then, If a reallji modern city Is
wanted, to suit 500,000 to 1.000,000
people, get trackage rights north of
Leavenworth clear to the belt line by
which a return may be bad to the
main lines. The west station would
suit those of us .who live west of
Fortieth, and don't want the common
people to come between the wind and
our nobility. The central would be
of the unsatisfactory stub kind of
station, unless the Great Western
tracks could lie used to go to the
south, but with the western develop
ment a splendid unit through line
would give Omaha a three-station sys
tem that would never need to lie
changed. The Illinois Central has
three stations for its suburban traf
The advantage of the unit system is
that the present stations are not hand
ed over to the wreeker. hut continu
ously- used, preferably with the Yeiser
tunnel between the two, if the man
igement have a little sense of what
the public require. Then the Central
of a reasonable size can be built with
out extravagant foolishness. When
lhat becomes too small, as the union
it St. lujuis dld.^ven when Jay Gould
charged the engineers with building
too large, the one that our popular
radio announcer of WOAW would call
the "de looks'* can be attended to,
Wld Omaha will be equipped for the
million people the boosters want. The
"de looks” station will tie close to the
county hospital where a good many
will have to go if the high taxes and
other trouble* keep on.
The business district of Omaha will
remain where It is now, and Six
teenth street car lines clear to South
Omaha will suit a station at Leaven
worth. Several blocks further west
would be Vie!ter if the street car lines
suited without a transfer. South of
the library would lie better still, but
for the same reason, and for the “de
looks” of the future.
Among the pictures of all the fa
mous stations here and In Europe.
In the magazine article, Is the Bur
llngton of Omaha, Nebraska. Ypt
the wrecking boosters are not satis
fied with ft. T valued it brick by
brick for the State Railway commis
sion in 1910. and Sir. Kimball the
architect and I agreed that it was a
century plant, so far as structural
considerations were concerned. I
again put a figure on it in 1922 for
assessor, along with $45,000,900 of
other Omaha buildings. The Bur
lington and the union might be ret
now at about $700,000. I do not know
what the loss connected with the
trackage would be if the wreckers
made a clean sweep of the two fine
buildings. Shall we guess $300,000.
or $1,000,000 In all? la it the Inten
tion of the promoters to waste all this
good capital? And to build a central
station on the obsolescent plan in
stead of the unit system?
Ha* Faith in Whisky.
Omaha—To the Editor of The
Omaha Bee. As a reader of your
paper I enjoy reading It very tnueh.
I would like to make a reply to a let
ter from Mr. Moore on liquor. Now
I am not a drinking man, nor am I
a temperance man. I want to state
thnt real whisky government bonded
liquor ha* done more to sa\e the lives
of people than any patent medicine
ever did. 1 know that It saved the
Ilf* of my youngest son when all
other medical treatment failed, and I
believe that If there had been more
liquor used during the flu epidemic
here In this country there would have
been less deaths. I am not saying
that It 1* all right for a man to make
a hog of himself. I do not believe In
that, but l do believe that If more
good whlsy was used for medical pur
poses the death rate In this country
would be less.
A CONSTANT READER.
We can't be a gentleman these
times without people wonderin'
what we're up to. Tb' trouble with
giltin’ in th’ limelight is atiekin'
after we git there.
Thousand* of women have kidney
and bladder trouble and never sus
Woman's complaints often prove to
be nothing else but kidney trouble,
or the result of kidney or bladder dis
If the kidneys are not In a
healthy condition, they may cause the
other organ* to become diseased.
Pain In th* back, headache, loss of
ambition, nervousness. *r* often
times symptom* of kidney trouble
Don't delay starting treatment. Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp Root, a physician's
prescription, obtslned st snv drug
store, may be Just th# remedy needed
to overcome such conditions
Get s medium or targe alr.e bottle
Immediately from any drug store.
However. If you wish first to test
lhi* grest preparation send ten cents
to Dr. Kilmer A Co.. Binghamton. N'.
V.. for a sample bottle. When writ
ing be sure and mention thla paper
SIGHT IN LIFE
is a man or woman who haa no
"wlll-powar" at a result of
narva farca exhaustion
All the phyeleal suffering which put he
caused by nervous irritability, headache*,
hecliachee. Indigestion. heart palpitation,
ate., m e result of nerve force exhaustion,
ere nothing ee compared with tie awful
effects upon the mind end "will power.”
The most pitiful eight In life ie • men
or woman who hae "no will” who ha*
noble impulse* and desires hut not enough
"will power" to carry them through. The
memory al«o falls, the judgment !• hail
and everything therefore eenne to g"
In tilth ra»e*. do not take mere atimu
lating medicineft nor narcotic drugs (which
only further injure your delicate nervous
eyatemi. hut what you need ie something
to put more nerve force Into yo%ir nerres
end more iron into your blond to help
i make new nerve fores with *hich to feed
your starving ner\# cell*. Thla U moat
effectively acromplt'hed by the free use
of Nutated Iron Thla valuable product
contain* th* principal chemical constituent
of active living n«>n# force in a form
which most reagmhlet thet in the brain
and net \ e cflla of man. !» also contain*
• trength-giving organic iron for the bleed
■ nd niav therefore he »aid to hr both a
blood and a nerve food Over 4,000,00*1
people ere u»ing It annually. Satisfactory
resulte ere guaranteed to e . evy purchaser
or tha maimfact urere will isfund your
money. Iteware of «uh»tltute». l«ook for
the word "Nutated* on every package
sold by all druggists.
“From State and
\ Test for Thoms* •
From the Nrlirsska .Isurnsl.
Rimer Thomas was fighting the
lli|tioe business In Omaha when fight
ing liquor In Omaha was about as
popular as fighting the tariff in Pitts
burgh. He was attorney for the
Anti-Saloon league there when such a
client was more fatal to social stand
ing than an oil mtttionaire client. Is
now to political standing.
It is as appropriate a thing as could
have happened that Mr. Thomas Is
now responsible for the enforcement
of prohibition in Nebraska. The ap
pointment promises to be a* effective
as it is appropriate. Surely, the man
who fought liquor when that waa a
lonely, uphill job. should know how
to fight It, now the government is on
At any rate, he Is to have the chance,
and the state as a whole will ap
prove his having It. A commendable
feature of his appointment is its non
partisanship. It comes from a repub
lican president, urged by both Sena
tors Norris and Howell, albeit Thom
as is a democrat. The experience of
the country with politics in prohibi
tion enforcement has been convincing.
The politics must go. The appoint
ment of Rimer Thomas In contraven
tion of politics sets a good example.
From the New York Times.
To Hiram Johnson, pursuing his
lonely way in Nebraska and other
outlying parts. It must be exasperat
ing to read the political news from
Washington. The republican leaders
thereTake the main result of the
Cleveland convention for granted and
are now busy conferring about minor
details. The nomination of Mr. Cool
idee being regarded as already set
tied, the only questions remaining
are. Who shall be temporary chair
man. who shall make the keynote
speech, who shall manage the cam
paign? As if further to infuriate Sen
ator Johnson, the report is given out
that Senator Borah Is to be pitched
upon to preside over the convention
and to make the address lauding the
republican party and pointing to
President Coolidge as the predestined
leader. All these reports and rumors
will confirm Hiram Johnson in the
opinion which he bitterly expressed
last autumn that Calvin Coolidge Is
the luckiest public man on earth, and
that he also knows how to play poll
tics most skillfully.
He will need all his skill this year
The republicans hate many things to
worry them besides making it pleas
ant for everybody at the Cleveland
convention. Their party prestige has
suffered a heavy blow. Their disci
pline as an organization has been se
riously Impaired. Their lines are
broken even before the battle begins.
It is obvious that a great deal has got
to lie done to restore morale and to
revive hope. This work Is already
under way. There are many signs
that the republicans are beginning to
pluck up spirit. They are well aware
that they cannot go Into the presiden
tial canvass taking everything lying
down, as they have been doing for
tlie past two months in congress. But
their attempts thus far to assume the
offensive have not been well co-ordi
nated or very effective. Their real
task is to win back the confidence of
the country which they have so large
ly forfeited. That cannot be done by
stump speeches. What the nation
wants is not a lot of talk and prom
ises, but a relentless clearing out of
corruption wherever it Is found, and a
buckling down to the legislation which
is needed and the administrative en
ergy which is still more needed. All
the campaign plans which the repub
lican managers are now busy making
will go entirely wrong unless the
party shows that it has taken to
heart the lesson* of the past few
months and is ready to follow new
leaders in a new spirit.
for March, 1924, of
THE OMAHA BEE
Deei net include return*, left
evert, sample* er papers spelled re
printing and include* no special
salts er free circulstiee ef any kind.
V. A. BRIDGE, Cir. Mgr.
Subscribed sad swore ts bsfsrp gw
this 4th day ef
Bank Statement Mar. 31, 1924
F* t National
iBank of Omaha
Loans and Discounts.$12,033,127.43
United States Bonds and Securities ..3,738,022.19
Bank Building.. • • 1,152,184.49
Other Real Estate. 208,953.07
Cash and Due from Federal Reserve and
Other Banks. 7,866,615.44
Capital Stock.$ 1,250,000.00
Surplus and Undivided Profits. 871,420.14
Due Federal Reserve Bank... None
Deposits - 22,877,482.48
Kred’k H. Da\ is, Pres.
O. T. Kountze, V. Pres.. Chr.
T. I,. Davis. V. Pres.
F. W. Thomas. V Pres.
K. L. Droste, V. Pros.
J. H. Bexten. Cashier
G. T. Zimmerman. A sat. Cashier
A. H. Chisholm. Asst. Cashier
K. F. Jepst'ii. Asst. Cashier
.!. F. McDermott. Asst.
7akt Om/prt, nor forget
OfiatSunrtK nakrfofodus yet -
I'm glad the blooming thing >■ <1°n* »nd over.
I wearied of the clatter and the guff.
I felt Ilk# taking to aome diamnl cover.
Of candidate* we aurely had enough—
They atood upon all corner* smiling gaily.
Their picture* plastered o'er the blooming tow n.
We read the placard* posted ’round us dailj,
"Cast your vote" for Doe, or Roe. or Jones, or Brow n.
I am sorry for the men eliminated.
Congratulate the men who won the fray.
With candidate* my soul was satiated:
Thank goodness we have passed primary da.'
Now let us rest a bit and get our bearing
Before we start the campaign with a yell.
It takes time to print the placards big declaring
"Vote for" Doe, or Roe, or Brown—O, go to thunder.
Last Tuesday we notified a waiting world that we were
about to qualify as an expert on the proper kind of bait to use
for western Nebraska trout and eastern Wyoming bullheads
Admitting that we went fishing on the aforesaid da>, we air
frank to confess that owing to circumstances over which we
had no control we are unable to render decision. The blamed
fish wouldn't bite.
Pass Another Law.
The pessimist gives me a pain with all his gobs of grief and
gloom. He thinks the sun won't shine again, and thinks
In terms of death and doom. About the time I'm feeling
right and ready for a day of toil, a pessimist will heave
in sight and my good disposition spoil.
He fills the air with plaintive moan*, snd paints the fut •
dark and drear. He leaves me shedding tears and groan.'
and plumb full up with doubt and fear. The pessimist
dod-gast his phiz, I’d like to soak him on the jaw. The onl.
way to curb him is to hustle but and Pass a Law.
In addition to attending to his manifold duties in the leg.tl
department of the Union Pacific, Kdson Rich finds time to
carefully study the Book of Books. Recently Mr. Rich and a
friend were discussing the merit* of a lawyer of their mutu.
acquaintance whose habitat is an eastern city.
, "What kind of a lawyer is Blank, anyhow?" inquired the
“See Jeremiah 46:17," replied Mr. Rich.
We know what he meant, but you'll have to look it up for
"What ia Modernism?" i» the title of a book just handed
us for review. The review will appear later, but we hasten to
offer our answer to the query.
Modernism is the excuse some ministers of the offer
for their mental inability to grasp the sublime truths of the
Good Book in all their grandeur. In other words. It is a good
alibi for mental laziness. We may be wrong, as we often are
but our opinion is not subject to amendment or revision, no
matter how specious the argument presented.
WILL M. MAUPIN.
When in Omaha
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