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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: : THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 100.1.
niE umaha Daily Bee.
B. R08EWATER, EDITOR.
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska, Douglas County, as.:
Uenrge B. Tznchuck, aecretary of Tha
Bee Publishing Company, being duly sworn,
say that the actual number of full and
complete copies of The Dally, Morning,
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during tba
month of November, 102, Was as follows:
1... 81.4TO It 88,435
I... 2,4SO ; IT 80,WM
B1.04M law- 8O.ST0
... 81,360 II BO, MO
( al.OM fO 80,H0
, 8,BB4 II.. SO.O30
7 ....81.21A SS 81,410
- 80,340 23., 88,310
.. ..S9.CT5 24.. 80,920
lOi .81,300 tt 81,000
Ui 80.870 M. 81.00
U 80,700 17 8O.780
II 80,820 St 81.130
14 SO, 7 SO J 8 1.4 HO
IS... .31,310 10 33,478
Ls unsold and returned copies.... 8,137
Net total sales 822,678
Nat avcrag salee 80,7M
GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK.
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before me this 0tu dayof November, A. D.
102. it B. HUNOATE.
(Seal)- Notary Publlo.
Happy New Yar
And many more of them.
The committee oa resolutions may now
report - ' :
Old Father Time seems to grow
ronnger every year.
Only a few new brooms to be broken
In In official circles for 1903.
In the glorious year of 1903
May prosperity always your portion be.
The old year certainly was good to
Nebraska. May the new year be Just
The town without a fortnightly scare
orer a threatened coal famine cannot
consider Itself up-to-date.
It Is strange that anybody should
undertake to sell pardons in Nebraska
when they are so freely given away.
' Good resolutions cost nothing. It is
better to resolve to do better and fall
tn the attempt than to do nothing at alL
In the meantime, the coal strike arbi
tration is one of the bequests Included
In the last will and testament of the
late departed year.
When Senators Aldrich and Allison
agree that there shall be no currency
legislation at this session of congress It
Is pretty safe to bet that there will be
The fact that an average of almost
one national bank was organized every
day of the year Just passed Is signifi
cant of the prosperity and vast expan
sion of business.
tn reading these reports about the
doings in and about Fes, the suspicion
Inevitably thrusts Itself forward that
perhaps the Moorish sultan Is talking
through his headgear.
In another twelve months the raclflc
cable will carry the messages of good
cheer to all Uncle Sam's wards without
waiting for the aid or consent of any
other nation on earth. . .
Congressman Neville has come to the
sage conclusion that Nebraska is Irre
trievably lost to the fuslonlsts so long
as the era of prosperity prevails. Judge
Neville showed his far sightedness when
he refused In advance to be a candidate
for re-election last fall and stuck to his
Leading educators are engaged In dis
cussing . whether a college diploma
should be made a prerequisite to admis
sion to the professional schools. There
Is no disagreement, however, on the
point thst a diploma from a professional
school be required to practice In the pro
fessions. It is merely a question of
point of view as to where the line should
It Is to be noted that the west will
continue to furnish the head of the
general land office notwithstanding the
change In the commlHslonersblp. The
administration of the public domain con
cerns the west more particularly than
any other section of the country and It
Is only fair that it should be guided
by a western man with a view of pro
moting the settlement of the unoccu
pied western lands and the development
of western resources. 1
It j safe to say that If the reciprocity
arrangement with Cuba be ratified the
tame tariff concessions will not be made
to Germany under - the most favored
nation clause, no matter how strongly
Germany should insist upon It That
clause does not apply to reciprocity
arrangements. If Germany wants reci
procity with this country the way Is
open, but there will have to be con
cessions in both directions the same as
in the case of Cuba,
The latest triumph of American
diplomacy errphasly.es what had gone
before and reassures the world as to
the profound desire of this nation for
the preservation of the peace of the
world. Since the foundation of our gov
ernment Its steady and consistent policy
has been to cultivate friendly Inter
course with all nations and to promote
peaceful relations. , The United States
was one ef the first countries to approve
the proposition of Russia for an Inter
national arrangement In the Interest of
universal peace. In the trouble with
Chiua'tbls country was the leader In
the effort to settle that difficulty with
out resort to measures of conquest and
its diplomacy was successfully exerted
for the preservation of the Integrity of
Chinese territory and the maintenance
of the government of ' that empire.
Wherever it has been aWe to properly
use Its Influence In the Interest of peace
the diplomacy of the United States has
been freely employed and generally with
success. Its good offices were used In
the South African war, but under cir
cumstances which precluded the possi
bility of their being effective.
The course of oar government In con
nection with the Venezuelan affair has
received the approval of the powers con
cerned and the result is nniversally
recognized as a most Important victory
for American diplomacy. Nothing has
been asserted 6n the part of this gov
ernment The Washington authorities
held out no threat to the European gov
ernments. There was no Intimation of
a hostile attitude or of a disposition to
engage in quarrel .Our government
simply represented to the allies its belief
that the true course to be pursued was
to submit the controversy to arbitration
and Its reasoning Induced them to ac
cept this view. It was an acknowledg
ment of confidence in the Integrity and
the high and honorable motives of this
The United States has created a new
school of diplomacy, the cardinal doc
trines of which are frankness and honest
dealing. It Is observed that this Is
recognized by the great governments of
the world in the character of the diplo
matic representative) they send here.
American diplomacy Is no longer treated
with Indifference or amusement by
foreign powers. Newspapers or In
dividuals may sneer at and attempt to
depreciate It but in the chancelleries
where serious thought prevails and
every question Is given the earnest con
sideration that it merits, the views and
opinions at the capital of this republic
are not lightly regarded. The diplo
matic successes of the United States
In recent years have been In the highest
degree honorable to the nation and the
results have been most beneficial to the
world at large. We have set an example
that cannot fail to be of universal ad
TUB EABHINOS Of LABOR.
According to a statement Just made
by- the commissioner of the New York
labor bureau, the earnings of wage
workers in that state averaged higher
in most trades during 1902 than tn any
other recent year. The Increase was
not very large In most of the trades, but
the aggregate amounted to a very con
siderable gum, and a very important fact
in the comparison with previous rears
is that labor was almost continuously
employed, so that taking the earnings
as a whole, they made a very decided
addition to the gains of labor.
There Is no reason to doubt that the
conditions generally have been prac
tically similar to those prevailing In
New York, which means for the entire
country a very great Increase during
the past year In the earnings of labor
over any preceding year. That this Is
me case is attested by the Increased
consumption In all the necessaries of
life and In the augmented deposits of
the savings banks of the country, the
latter being the best index to the Im
proved earnings of the people. It is
claimed that the Increase In wages has
not generally been In proportion to the
advance Id the prices of commodities,
and perhaps this Is the fact but It re
mains true that American worklnemen
are not only tho best paid In the world,
but are receiving compensation which
enables them to live better than ever
before and to save money. The facts
in evidence of this are abundant and
CH A I It UAH KHaPP OJf PUBLICITY.
The argument of Chairman Knapp of
the interstate commerce commission
against publicity of corporation affairs
is labored and technical, and does not
proceed on a practical view of the Inter
est of stockholders or of the public.
While publicity Is generally agreed unon
as necessary by those who are earnest
ror efficient control of corporations, it
has not been put forward as the onlv
remedy or as sufficient by Itself to solve
the problem, as Mr. Knapp seems to
assume, but as a very important means
to that end and as a practical begin
ning, strategically, in the campaign for
real public control of public corporate
The argument against enforced dla.
closure of the essential facts of corpora
tion organization and business could be
made far stronger against bank corpora
tions than Mr. Knapp make It against
corporations engaged In commerce of an
Interstate character, for the former do
not touch public Interest at so many
points or so vitally, nor Is It possible for
them to destroy competition. Yet no one
would dream of removing or relaxing
a public control over national and state
banks which, In addition to requiring
complete disclosure, provides a rigorous
system of Inspection to enforce It
If sovereign power Is to be effectively
employed to restrain admitted corpora
tlon excesses and abuses, publicity la
absolutely indispensable, not merely for
tue guidance of the law-making power
and the officers, but also for the en
lightenment of public opinion, which
under our government Is the real cor
rective force. As to those corporations
which are engaged In transportation,
satisfactory remedies will not be found
until some governmental agency be es
tabllshed which can directly put Us
hand upon rates, enforcing reasonable
standards, and the decision of what Is
reasonable Involves full official Informa
tion as to actual capital Invested, income
and outgo, and many other similar
points. The like Information Is equally
essential as to all corporations, trusts
and combinations which operate In more
or less restraint of trade.
It Is noteworthy that Chairman Knapp,
while deprecating publicity, does not
propose in Its stead any other means
for subjecting corporations to efficient
public" regulation. If there Is one thing
the necessity of which the people of
this country are agreed upon It Is this,
and It Is certainly Incumbent on those
who object to publicity to point out as
good or a better way.
Advices have been received at Wash
ington of the acceptance by President
Castro of the arbitration proposals of
the allies, and It Is assumed that no
serious difficulties will now be encoun
tered in arranging the terms for an
amicable settlement of the dispute.
Nothing will be given out at present In
regard to the details, but the fact that
the acceptance by Venezuela is regarded
with satisfaction at Washington Is to be
regarded as giving pretty substantial
assurance that the arbitration proposl
tlon will not falL It Is to be presumed
that Castro has unqualifiedly consented
to do whatever may be required of him
So far as the government of the United
States Is concerned, It appears that It
will have nothing to do In the matter,
except perhaps In regard to the question
of calling off the blockade of Venezuela
ports while the arbitration proceedings
are in progress. There Is not very late
Information as to the position of our
government respecting this matter, but
It probably favors the raising of the
blockade, though it may not be disposed
to insist upon this. German advices
indicate that the sentiment In that coun
try Is for maintaining the blockade, but
the decision of this question doubtless
depends upon tho British government
and It Is quite possible that It will be
guided by the desire of this country,
should our government strongly urge
that the blockade be called off.
While it might be well lf legislation
provided for greater elasticity of the
currency, the fact remains that recent
Instances of stringency In the eastern
money centers have been mainly due to
excessive Indulgence by the banks to
borrowers for use In the speculative
market The remedy, therefore, Is
largely In the hands of the banks them
selves. If they would not give so much
rope to the stock gamblers and snecu
lators, there would be less occasion to
call upon the government to come to
their rescue. And lf It were a fixed
fact that the treasury would not place
Its cash resources at their disposal when
called upon it is almost certain that the
banks would pursue a safer policy.
The railroads have enouzh to answer
for on the coal situation without being
blamed for the manipulations of the
dealers. Strong evidence indicates that
In some cases the latter have conspired
to make a scarcity and artificially ad-
vance prices. It Is, however, chiefly in
the large cities that this has been done.
Under existing conditions such a course
is nothing less than a crime, and It Is
a crime for which the laws of many of
the states provide severe penalties.
It Is gratifying to know that the con
ference between the Union Pacific
strikers and the managing directors of
the road Is progressing harmoniously in
New York and Is to be resumed again
tomorrow. It Is certainly to be honed
on the part of the people of Omaha and
or the entire territory traversed by the
Union Taclfic that the negotiations will
result In an agreement that will speedily
put an ena to all pending labor troubles.
Straight Road to Peace.
Saturday Evening Post.
The man who Dgbta to preserve the peace
may be Inconsistent, but be la sometime
What Wsslt tho Army Do Theaf
Now that there la Deaca In tha tm lu
pines and In South Africa', and the Venez
uela meat is in a fair way of settlement,
why not swear off on wars for a year or
two with the new year?
Cincinnati Enquirer (dem.).
Colonel Bryan has built barn costing
$5,000. This indicates a reliance on good
crop, for without crops such a barn would
seem to be an extravagant superfluity.
Even the colonel mar be eonvlnreA that
abundant product of the earth will do as
much good a plenty of silver.
Wasaaa or Lady
New Tork World.
I It the woman or the lady? The Chi
cago committee on school management ha
substituted "woman" for "lady" in class!,
tying the female teachers. On the assump
tion that every woman is a lady until aha
furnishes proof to the contrary, thia change
is quite generally approved in polite so
ciety. Tet the wives of the president'
cabinet officers describe themselves as "the
ladle of the cabinet" in inscribing a
Christmas gift to Mrs. Roosevelt, who is
also called "the first lady of the land."
Chlaeso Not to Bo Cheated.
Wool and Cotton Reporter.
Of on thing the American manufacturer
should in particular beware, namely, of tha
delusion-' that It 1 possible to pass off a
spurious article on the Chinese as the real
thing. The Chlneae are very careful In
sampling th good they buy. and they take
nothing for granted oa receiving the goods,
but are exceedingly patient in examining
them to And out it they are according to
contract. There has been a tendency on
tha part of American exporter to th em
pire to Ignore that fact. The first thing an
occidental merchant needs to get into his
head in dealing with the Chlneae merchants
Is that he ia dealing with a class of people
fully his equal In business astuteness. The
Chinaman know what ha wants, and he is
no mors disposed to take what he doea not
want than ia anyone els.
BIT OF WASIIISGTOS 1,1 FR.
Mlaov Sreaea sal laeldeata Sketched)
oa tho fot.
It Is difficult to understand why some
official makers of booklets In Washington
should harbor a grudge against Chicago
The government spends lot of money
In the town and the town pay back dol
lar for dollar with some Interest. In spit
of these reciprocal business deals, some
of the bureau sharps give tha town a
periodical Jolt, probably to reduce Its pride
A few months sgo th Weather bureau In
sinuated that there was more truth than
poetry in the scoffing title, "The Windy
City." The bureau's Insinuation provoked
a gale of wrath, from which the weather
(harp emerged with statistic showing
Chicago to be th windiest city In the
nation and th third In rank of all weather
stations being exceeded by only two
mountain station. Now another govern
ment iharp spring the theory thst Chicago
has been the terminal station of an arctic
moraine. "Ha been" is good. Th
theory Is that the ridg lying back from
Lake Michigan and about ZOO feet above
it water la the old glacial moraine, dat
lng back many centuries, to the time when
a lobe of the great continental loe sheet
paused on Us southward journey, or, more
strictly, hers melted aa fast a it advanced.
leavlag sn accumulation of sand and gravel
about its margin. Along the eaatern edge
of this elevated belt are found at three
successive intervals, each lower than the
other, lines of benches or terraces, which
miatakably point to long period when th
waters of Lake Michigan stood at sixty
feet, then forty feet and finally twenty
feet above the present level, and when
they completely covered the present alte
of th weatern metropolis, flowing off
through what la now the Detplaines river
valley to the Mississippi river and the Onlf
Elliot Woods, architect 'of the capitol, Is
preparing to demonstrate that "th world
does move" during the meeting of the
American Academy of Sciences this month
A wire cord 158 feet long will be suspended
from the celling of the capitol dome to the
floor of th great rotunda. On the end of
the cord will be a large Iron weight, which
will have an index point. This will be hung
directly over a table ten feet In diameter
and covered with sand. The movement of
the earth In its In rotation will he traced
by the point of the weight in the sand. It
is an old experiment, hut It Is Interesting
"It is much easier to eook a shirt than a
hat" said the chef of the New Wlllard at a
consultation of cooks on Christmas eve.
"Or even a pair of boots," remarked the
chef of the Raleigh.
The occasion was a eonference of the
cooks of the principal hotels of Washington
to devise the most palatable way of serving
a hat Christmas day to Charles Edward,
secretary of th democratio national con
gressional campaign committee. Edwards
told Senator Elklna that he would eat a hat
if the republican elected a congressman in
West Virginia. The republicans were sue
cessful, and It was up to Edwards to have
a hat served for dinner.
Senator Elklns was not disposed to hold
the venturesome politician to the strict let
ter of the bet, but Edwards Insisted. He
declared that his honor demanded that he
eat a hat. Thia was the cause of the con
ference of the cook. The chefs regretted
deeply that Mr. Edwards had not agreed to
eat a shirt Instead of a hat. Fine linen
shirts caa be made Very palatable by French
It Anally was decided to serve the hat as
a soup and an -entree. The recipe for the
soup is simply t boil nntil reduced to a
pulp, pour off,,a,ke Juice of hat, flavor well,
replace on nre ana season to taste.
The secorid dish is made as follows: Take
part of the hat, chop very fine, mix with
onion and roast until it is done very brown.
Probably . the most sumptuous smoking
rooms in this country are those which the
government ha provided for the member
of the house of representative in the rear
of Representatives' ball. The chairs are
luxurious affairs, upholstered in buff
leather, while the couches and sofas are of
the same material. The ruga and picture
are as fine a those found In any of the
publio buildings and here the member re
tire and smoke and gossip and yet ar able
to keep track of what la going on in the
house through the wide, swinging glass
doors. There 1 hut one rule In the smok
ing rooms, and It applies to that used by
the democrats as well as that of the repub
licans. It bang in th center of th wall
of each and reads: "Stranger and cigar
ettes not permitted In this room." The rule
1 religiously obeyed, although nobody
seem tol know who first promulgated it.
The mobt atrocious cabbage cigar is per
mitted to exhaust itself, but tha finest
Turkish cigarette is not tolerated tor an
Instant. Recently Congressman Joy of Mis
souri, who is a confirmed consumer of paper
pipes, Inadvertently lighted one in the re
publican smoking room. Before he had
taken a second whiff several of the mem
bers ordered an assistant aergeant-at-arma
to read the rule to hlro. Mr. Joy dropped
his cigarette and made hi way to the house
restaurant, where everything goes.
Clarence Orr, formerly In Company B,
Seventh Infantry, has applied for a pension.
baaing bla claim on a remarkable set of cir
cumstances. While on guard duty last year
in the Philippine he bad trouble with a
comrade and both were taken before Lieu
tenant Bell. The latter ordered that they
settle their difficulty next morning by a
fist fight until one of them could battle no
more. Orr and the other man obeyed, the
former sustaining a compound fracture of
the right hand. He clalma that had he re
fused to fight he would have been guilty
of insubordination, and he ia backed up in
thia claim by pension lawyers and military
At the recent dinner given to Justice
John M. Harlan in honor of the twenty
fifth anniversary of hla appointment to the
United State supreme court. Senator Hoar
was one of the speakers. The senator pnt
in a good deal of time preparing hi re
mark and expec'.ed to make a big hit. The
program committee, however, placed hi
name toward the end of tha long list, so
that the company waa pretty well wearied
before the Massachusetts statesman was
called upoa and his effort arouaed little
enthusiasm. The next day he complained
to Senator Fairbanks of the bad poaition
he had been given. Mr. Fairbanks thought
to aay something nice to Mr. Hoar which
would make him feel better. "Tour speech
waa a very finished effort, senator, and I
enjoyed It greatly." said Mr. Fairbanks.
Yes." responded Mr. Hosr, "I finally got
Henry Neal, Speaker Henderson's colored
messenger, ha occupied hi preaent poai
tion ever since his appointment by Mr.
Randall. Then he said be hailed from
Pennsylvania, and as succeeding speakers
were chosen he promptly changed his
birthplace to th various statea from which
they came. It rather atumped htm when he
was informed that Mr. Henderson waa a
native of Scotland, but he compromised by
declaring himself a resident of Iowa. On
March 4 next ha will doubtless traasfer
his allegiance to Danville, III. H has
hardly aver been out of Washiagtoa in Alt
Mea of Kaslaeaeo la the Worla's Af
In each annual neernlfis-v ttia ltt t -
aiout dead seems longsr and th loss to
eeco nepartment of the world's work
greater than ever before. Thl I only be
cause In tha close ef a year name ar not
so fresh In recollection as at Its commence,
ment. Th list for lMt contains no larger
number of prominent names than that of
ism. ana yet. as will be seen, a Isrgs
number of consnlenoua Individuals h..
passed away, some of whom In 1803 may be
a nam ana nothing mors."
The World Of Dolltlra anil .1 . 1 ..-.,..,-, I-
has lost Jean ds Bloch, the forceful Rus
sian councilor of state; Cecil John Rhodes,
the South African empire builder, whose
work will long live after him, and Thoma
B. Reed, the ex-speaker, whose parliamen
tary record alwava wilt ba at-thi. ...
tur of American political history. Roy-
ny uas Deen rortunate, for It has lost but
one of Its renrepnttiv n... u..i.
Henrletts of Belgium, whose sorrowful life
was ended In September. The army and
navy have lest on diitinmi,),.
an(1 " equally distinguished ex-eonfed-
ri omcer. ueneral Frans Slgel and
General Wade Hamntnn mj .. - t -
Admiral W. p. Bampaon.
TAXtltQ RAILROAD PROPERTT.
Chirac Marias; Aaralaat Dlserlaslaa.
tloa la Toxin Power.
One of the nernlclnua an n...t.i..
abuse by which Chicago has been deprived
year after year of its rightful revenue It
th method employed by the State Board of
Equalization in assessing r,nv
The revenue law of Illinois contains distinct
ana explicit provisions rrgarding the as
sessment Of railway tracks Tl m.v.. -
sharp distinction between main-track right
of way and the tidings, switch track and
yards established locally at polntt along the
ngni oi way. Uhat there ma. h nn
take about It, the law distinctly says that
vaiu "I main-nne railroad track "shall
be listed and taxed In the several countie.
towns, villages, districts and cities tn ,.
proportion that the length of the main track
in sucn county, town, village, district or
city bears to the whole lenrth
In this state." The same clause of the law
manes sn express exception of sidings and
ther local erooertles "which shall h. ...,
in the county, town, village, district or city
m which me same is located."
Th atatute Is clear enough, it la thai i
tentlon of th law that tha t.r.Mnn nn ,.
main right of way shall be spread among
mo mnereni countie traversed by such
right of way. It Is eauallv nlaln that n..
th law tha realty held by the roads In
various cities or villages for use as sidings,
turn-euts, station and yard should be
taxea separately and locally. Notwlthstand
lng all this the State Board of Rnitaii
tlon has kept on vear after veae mr.,in.
the valuation Of Chlcaao ratlwav rrnn,ll..
over tne wnoie state, it is estimot.n that
tne vast railway hold Inrs In the central nop
tlon of Chicago, apart from main-track
right of way. lf nronerlv assessed wmiM
aaa snfu.ouo annually to Chicago's tnonm
in ine case now being argued before th
circuit court of Sangamon county at Spring
field the representatives of Chicaro .n
aeavonng to compel the Stat Board of
equalization to asses these properties In
accordance witn the law. The result m
be watched In Chicago with deep interest.
ii ine taw is to be internreted in sivai-a
ance With Its Obvious meanlnr there im,l
be some way to stop the practice by which
inicago nas been regularly Dlundered nf sn
important part oi its revenues for the bea
fit of the country districts.
LAST YEAR'S LAUGHS.
Waahlnartnn fltnr? "Trnnt i. .v i .
"Yet" aaM fian.fM O-i , . .
edly and without looking up from his desk.
but are we to be governed In our publlo
conduct by mere consideration of policy?"
Fhlladelnhla Press! "Will vau -
me?" began the fair shopper at the ribbon
cotinter. "I want a bow.'r
"Sure," replied the fresh aalesman, "I'll
be glad to wait on you as your beau. Who
Washlntrton Star: "Thlnra have rhmr
greatly since we were young," suld the
That rla-ht." answered Me. Cmm-w t
used to set thee blood And thiinrijn hiutAn.
icai novels lor lu cents auieca when I waa
a hnv ' '
Philadelphia Press: "Here! what are you
doing there?" demanded the suburbanite'
doir to the old hen in tha enalhln
-vvny, replied the hen, "I heard master
say last night that this ia the proper time
to lay in coal."
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Chlcasro Tribune: "It'a a fit. Aim
Kate," said the young man. "Father say
n win pay my way mrougn college, but
after that I'll have to stand on mv nwn
"Iiet US hODe it will not he an had mm
that, Rodney," aoothlngly replied his el
Baltimore News: "A maarnlflcent wnrk.
his latest Btory. vou aav?"
"Magnificent! why. It's the finest story
inni nas ueen puousnea tnis century.
imieeu; w nai a me general laear
"Oh, half-morocco, arojd or uncut mIs
cloth edition, finished In four colore, with
illuminated pagea to every chapter."
Phlladelnhla Press: "See here, von'" nH.it
her father, "didn't I tell you never to en
ter this house arain?"
"No. air. you dldn t." reDlled the nomlat.
ent aultor who had been surprised making
love to the girl In the parlor. "Ton told
me 'never to cross your threshold again,'
so I climbed In the window."
When God designed the setting of
He gave the city we best love
The place of Center Oem,
And with It the grand destiny
To sparkle for all time
With added lustre ev'ry day,
Ana rivalry ouianjna.
Nor I It of mere carbon made,
Reflective but to glow
This seat of coming art and trade,
T'nllke those gems, will grow
Till, tho' already of great werth,
It Increase, slow but sure.
Will make of It 'mong towns of earth
A very Ko-ni-noorl
More valiantly did never knight
Or Arthur's time defend
His love than for our City's right
tier sons would lain contend:
And tho' they'll quar'l among themselves,
And have their Boat and bout.
Their civic pride all dlsoord quells.
vv nen menacea irom witnout.
Our seer's clesr vision conjure up
A scene to revel in
Of Greater Omaha, whose cup
ui tame is nueu to unm
No vacant lots or wastes of weeds
To syncopate the aea
Of stately houses which the needs
Of million caused to be.
No surface traffic blocks the street,
Nor wires obstruct th view
They're relegated under ground,
As are all "knockers," tool
No North, South. West our eyea detect
No merging to discuss;
And tube and bridge by scores connect
The Borough Council Blurts.
ne corporation great extends
Far out beyond the line
.'here yet each minor town defends
Its rrumhllnf. cramned confines:
With magic wand will Ietlny
Ere long touch ch ripe bud
To blossom forth In one bouquet
Of splendid city hood.
Then will she proudly hold bar place
Aa grand Metropolis
Of the fair Valley whoa sweet face
Missouri s eddies kiss-
Then will the "croaker" shut his maw
And sack the cyclone cave.
When cornea the Greater Omaha,
Home or th fair, tn brave.
Ouiaba, NcU AXJTRBD MAJ13CUNER.
In Missouri a death Is referred t as a
Jane Lee m lng. th prominent New Tork
railroad man. It dead la Buffalo. H had a
national reputation la railroad circles.
A St. Louis merchant uses but two letters
In signing hi nam, although ons of th
pair Is brought Into requisition four time.
His nam Is A. A. Aal.
Ther Is a report that Rockefeller will
glv 110,000,000 toward ducatlon la the
south. If he does, ther Is no knowing how
high ths price of kerosen will soar.
At a Japan cotillion given by Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Dewey, la Chicago, Christmas
eve, all ths favors consisted of novelties
purchased by th Deweys In Jspaa soms
A status of Anthony I. Drexel la to he
given to the city of Philadelphia by hi
partner, John H. Harjes, and will be placed
in Falrmount park If the necessary per ml t
ilon Is given.
Emperor William hat determined to hav
grouse moor of hi own tn the royal do
main about Konlgsberg. The grouse la an
Important bird In Great Britain, but so far
as known It does not exist In a wild State
It I said of Sir Frank Oreen, lord mayor
of London In 1900-1901, who has Just died,
that the first sight he saw on coming to
London ss a country boy was the lord
mayor's show, which took place on th day
of hi arrival, and that h became lord
mayor himself axaotly fifty years after.
The Szabadsag (meaning Liberty), which
la published In Cleveland, O., and claim to
be th oldest, biggest and best Hungarian
newspaper In the United States, devote It
Chrlatma number In great part to advanc
ing the movement for tha erection of a
monument to George Washington In Buda
Pesth as an Indication of th friendly feel
ing of Hungarian residing hers and of ap
preciation of th recent erection of a monu
ment to Louis Kostuth In Cleveland. It
publishes letters from many prominent
Americans favoring th project.
Major Pond, the lecture manager, was
negotiating with John Kendrlck Bang for
th latter' talk on "The Evolution of the
Humorist." Th major mad some In
quiries aa to ths scop of th lector and
We have just taken inventory and And many broken
lines when a break occurs as it does about this time of
the season in any line of sizes. Then we break the price
correspondingly and the goods have to go. Our broken
lines have been placed on separate tables and marked
down for a closing sale and they represent our entire
stock, including black clay worsteds. There are some
very fine bargains here and when it comes to buying good
clothes at these prices we don't know where you can do
112.50 Overcoats . 10.00
115.00 Overcoats. . .12.50
1J18.00 Overcoats . 15.00
f20.00 Overcoats . 16.50
22.00 Overcoats . 18.00
f 25.00 Overcoats. . 20.00
Black clay worsted cutaway and Prince Albert suits
are cut in same proportion.
In making our sales we do not pretend to take ad
vantage of some unfortunate failure to place a lot of
worthless merchandise before you. Nor do we resort to
extravagant reductions to catch the eyefor common
sense tells you t"hat an article that is worth $20 will not
be offered for $5.00 if it's worth buying at all, and our
reductions at this sale, while not being ridiculous, are. at
least honest- and no clothing fits like ours. '
Our Boys' Clothing
Has also received a generous ens. and Ilk the men', ar on separat
All Broken Lines
Of hoys' overcoat, Juvsnll overcoat and reefer, boy and child's long
pant tuitt, l-plec suits, l-plec abort pant suits, sailor suits, Junior suits,
vests suits, Russian suits and kilt dresses. Thes hav all been marked at a
25 Per Cent Discount
tnd art on th cond floor.
$1.00 and $1.50 Fancy Shirts, 75c.
$2.00 Shirts. $1.50
Flannel Night Shirts, 40c.
and other articles In thlt department st greatly reduced prices. Bale om
sssnce at one. It's up to you to profit by It.
R S. WILCOX, Manager.
THE OLD tlEUADLE
Absolutely Puro -THERE
IS NO SUBSTITUTE
Bang replied that It began with Adam
and Eve and came down to the present day.
"Can't you glv 'em something older than
thatT" th manager askW, Jokingly. Th
funny man reflected for a moment and then
aid: "I might work In some of your Joket
lf you think the audience will atand It."
Rev. William McOllI, a colored preacher
In Georgia, aspire to b a chaplain in con
great, sow that Dr. MlllbWn la (bout to
retire. He la editor of a paper called Hot
Shot. Th Atlanta Journal objecta to such
prominence being given "Hot Shots" McGill
beckuse the reverend gentleman wears side
whiskers. Says the Journal: "Only one
congressional light 1 allowed the tbsolete
privilege of wearing side whiskers, the Hon
orable Peach Depew, In I ted Statea senator
from the state of New York. It Is an un
written but nevertheless recognized law
that no man, white or black, shall enter tht
august precincts of the national asscmblagt
with any personal adornment, natural of
artificial, which rhall in any way tend ti
subtract from tho pulchritude of the only
$12.50 Suits; 10.00
?15.00 Suits 12.50
118.00 Suits 15.00
120.00 Suits 16.50
f 22.00 Suits ...... 18.00
$25.00 Suits 20.00
$30.00 Suits...... 25.00
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