Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 25, 1906, Page 4, Image 4

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Tiie Omaha Daily Dee,
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Entered at Omaha postofflc ai second
ers matter.
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Only J-cent stamps received aa payment of
mall account. Peraonal check, except on
Omaha or eastern exchange, not accepted.
State of Nebraska, Douglas
Charlca C. Rosewater, general manager
of The Be Publishing company, being duly
sworn, says that the actual number of fall
and complete copies of The Dally, Morning,
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during the
month of November. 1908, was aa follows
1 ' 33.740
16 31.180
2 31,660
3 31,860
6 31.070
( 3S.160
I 34,530
t 33.450
10 33,030
11 30,560
12 31,550
I J 31,040
14 31,880
II 31,330
It 31,890
II 30,000
It 31,430
20 31,770
21 31.400
il 31,100
tl 31,800
14 31,680
26 30,450
2( 31,400
21 31,850
g 31,480
2t 31,550
10 31,630
TotJ 861,810
Less unsold copies.. 8.878
Nat total galea 843,033
lally average 31,401
General Manager.
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
Wore ma thia 1st day of December, 1SW6.
(BeaL) M. B. H UNGATE,
Notary Public.
gnb.erlber leaving the city tem
porarily shonl4 have The nee
mailed to them. Address will
ahaagerf as often aa requested.
Merry Christmas to one and all.
Christmas Is the children's day. Help
them to make the most of It.
"Handsome is as handsome does" Is
a trite saying that applies with spe
cial force at Christmas time.
California does not seem to be as
proud of Its representative In the pres
ident's cabinet an It should be.
The base ball magnates will now be
gin to make the patrons of the game
think each club Is being organized for
i pennant winner.
That "cold weather" story from the,
Yukon'eomes In time to make resi
dents of ' Manitoba. Wonder why It
ihould be considered strange. . . !
Tb,e sleigh draw bylrertofieer ob
solete. The twentieth century Santa
Claris travels in arTautomoblle and has
placed an order for an airship.
, Governor-elect Sheldon evidently be
lieves that the plums will be just as
thankfully, received whether dropped
Into Christmas stockings or held over
for New Year's gifts.' -.
!q refusing, a peerage before accept
ing the place of ambassador to the!
United States, James 'Bryce shows his;
distrust of the time-honored idea that,
"republlcans.dearly love a lord."
Tho demand for "moral training" in
the ptfbllc 'school ' would be' more
easily supplied were there fewer shin
ing examples of "captains of Indus
try" brought 'into court for law viola
tions. -,
united states senators who may
contemplate totifllshmffht for Senator;
LaFolljte majjf BRre) 'th mselve trouble
by attending .strictly to business and
letting ; tfcio Wisconsin senator do tho
same this".
The story that Americans are being
fleeced, by ; wildcat mines In Mexico is
an unwarranted reflection upon the
AmerltVu-rnlne promoter who keeps
the gre&ier part of the money at home
... . '; .t
until n-amps me country.
"Tariff' rippers" by their decision not
to call congress in special session, to
considers th,e tariff until after the next
general- election leave Governor Cum
mins free to continue his campaign, of
t .-rr
While, denouncing the wasteful
habita nt; Americans John D. Rocke
feller ls';t supposed to refer to (be
custom. f,islng lamps In place of the
candles , of the older time before the
Standard Oil company became a real
ity, yv .,. . ,
y t
By ruling that the prosecuting ' at
torney at Itndlay started suits agajnst
the Standard OH company in the wrong
court au'tfalo judge has demonstrated
thai the corporation's attorneys krieV
the law.'though they failed to suppress
the facts..-
-';v a
Those Atrlan postal employes who J
could think of no more forcible method
of preaelnf demands for higher wages
than in complying strictly with regu
lations pass-' a severer comment on the
rules than, would be permitted in the
Imperial Parliament. ,
Archbishop Ireland statement that
royalist stiment on the part of
ecclesiastic Is responsible for much
of the trouble in France at least shows
a spirit of faJtaesa which might well
be followed Vbn Tile gatern men t pre
sents the atateTnutf lu'caa. - ' . v .
Christmas ha, been sententlously de
fined as the day on which mankind
pursues a course of conduct that
should prevail during the other 364.
It Is the time of giving and forgiving;
when men and women put aside the
strife and bickerings of life, forgetting
Its hardness and remembering only its
Whatever of divinity is left In man
assumes the ascendancy on this occa
sion, and for a season at least human
effort is directed to the end that all
shall be made comfortable and con
tented If not actually happy. Happi
ness, incidentally, is a relative condi
tion and depends on that healthy state
of content which is not inertia,, but a
philosophic acceptance of what can not
at the time be bettered. Man'B rest
less ambition prevents him from ever
being fully satisfied, and thus In the
progress of the race neither content
nor peace Is likely to dwell perma
nently. The Christmas spirit, exemplified at
present in much giving and receiving
of presents, may be -the gainer be
cause of the discontent of mankind
with existing conditions. It is not Im
probable that the precepts of the
moralists will some day prevail to the
extent that the good of others will
be the ambition of the Individual, and
then life will be "one grand sweet
song," Instead of "a grand rasslln
match," as It Is now. Yet even that
condition of beatific existence could
not efface the sentimental loveliness of
Whether Santa Claus takes on the
fleshly embodiment of a loved one or
retains the Impersonal quality a
millennium of children have endowed
him with, his recurrent visitations will
still be fraught with such attributes
of love and personal attachment as
are in no other way manifest.
A Merry Christmas to all, then, and
"long live Santa Claus!"
An examination of precedents and
decisions of the supreme court de
velops the fact that the action of Sec
retaries Hitchcock and Wilson In sus
pending proceedings under a recent
act of congress regarding Indian lands
was not only warranted, but praise
worthy, notwithstanding the attempt
of some senators to make sensational
use of It In a senate committee .hear
ing. To their faces the cabinet mem
bers were theatrically upbraided with
nullification and violation of the ex
pressed will of congress, under cir
cumstances, too, which insured the
widest publicity, as if some extraordi
nary wrong or contempt had been com
mitted. It appears now that, quite the con
trary in point of fact, there was no
violation nor Intention to violate the
law .but.that Jhere was onlaction In
strict accordance with one of the old4
est departmental - practices .and ap
proved legal principles, well within ex
ecutlve discretion a: to manner and
means. The inference1 accordingly is
strong that'the attack Is inspired not
bo much by regard for the law .aa by
hostility to the administration and de-
eirex to discredit It.
There is absolutely no question that
the very -course of the'-departments
was with a view to the public good
and advantageous for It, and the pub
lic, if such congressional perversity
continues, will not be slow In showing
that it understands the difference be
tween rational and candid criticism
and a captious and mischievous spirit.
The result of the election of directors
for the New York Life and Mutual In
surance companies, whichever set of
candidates may turn out to have been
Chosen, Is to raise serious doubts in
many minds regarding the system pro
vided in the new law, and a serious
movement Is already on foot to amend
It. The object of the new law was
verily ;to. put Jthe, of .the
companies under control of the policy
holders, the reverse situation appear
ing in the light of the Armstrong in
vestigation to have grown up with
many evil consequences.
But while the legislature endeavored
to provide opportunity for every pol
icyholder to have a voice in the selec
tion of' directors, it Is complained that
the erection has failed to meet ex
pectations In many respects. The mul
titude of policyholders scattered not
only throughput this country,' but also
in foreign countries, is so -great as
to involve Immense obstacles to con
certed and intelligent action. Thus
consolidated financial Interests playing
for. a great, stake In controlling such
huge assets could bear the expense of
comprehensive organization and can
vass for policyholders' suffrages at
enormous advantage over the majority
of policyholders. "- ,
The danger is .therefore, pointed out
that the law in Its present form may
work out practically to restrict the
average policyholder 'to choice between
two or more directorial 'tlcjtets, none
of which might represent genuine and
exclusive poncynoiaerr Interest, but
ratner. me antagonistic .Interests' 1 of
"high finance," precisely the root of
many of the worst abuses discjpsed in
the management 6f these trust funds
It, Is doubtless possible still to im
prove the present law, but it to be
remembered' that "as it standi it Is an
Improvement of the legal conditions
existing before the Armstrong Investi
gation. Then control of some of the
big companies at least was firmly held
In the hands of numerically 'petty
cliques. It is Ho -stniill 'advance to'
have control submitted to serious con
test and the publicity which such an
election as has been held necessarily
causes. The certainty that public at
tention will be-crttcal.Jy concentrated
peilodfcally boon" the ' uuUua of ' the
companies, even though by force of
selfish Interest, cannot fail to be an
important restraining Influence against
abuse, and thus an efficient public sen
timent will be created and maintained
and a guaranty had that no backward
stp will be taken, no matter who controls.
Either the report of Chairman Fow
ler of the house banking and currency
committee goes too far or the bill for
uncovered bank notes 'which the com
mittee has agreed on does not go far
enough. The' bill in substance em
bodies the plan proposed by the rep
resentatives of the American Bankers'
association and the New Yerk Cham
ber of Commerce for so-called
"emergency" Issues of credit notes by
a national bank up to 3 7 Mi per cent
of its capital stock, two-thirds thereof
under 3 per cent and the last third
under 6 per cent tax, the proceeds to
be used for redemption of the notes
of failed banks. "
But the essence of the committee's
argument, through Its chairman's re
port, goes out of sight beyond the pro
visions of the bill, being in reality a
plea for unlimited credit note Issues
by banks. The ground explicitly and
elaborately taken is that there is and
should be no distinction between bank
debts evidenced by deposit entry and
by circulating note, and that "it should
be at the option of a depositor of a
bank to say whether he shall have cur
rency credit or a book subject to his
The position taken by the committee
Is so radical and, Indeed, so revolu
tionary that It would necessarily en
danger the measure, if it had the re
motest chance of enactment In this
session. It is conceivable that many,
even with no small degree of distrust,
might be Induced to acquiesce in a
measure for strictly limited emergency
credit notes who would vigorously op
pose it when involving committal to
the principle of unlimited issues.
Moreover, popular hostility In thia
country to uncovered bank emissions
is ingrained and inveterate. The pend
ing scheme for narrowly restricted
emergency notes has not been evolved
from any pressing popular demand for
relief, and so far as it has been con
sidered at all it has not changed the
general attitude of suspicion or at
least as yet of suspended Judgment,
where it has not aroused protest. It
is a device, not of the judgment of the
body of the bankers of the country,
but rather of a fraction of them mainly
grouped in the east and moved by
special considerations.
Since state bank credit notes were
annihilated in 1862 by the national
law no public resolution has been
more fixed than not to tolerate the pa
per inflationist practice whether by pa
tiQnal..or hy fitate banks. The com
mittee's reasoningrunB directly .coun
ter, to thai -resolution and would cause
a popular uprising if it were generally
aesutned that 'the enactment of a
measure- going to the lengths advo
cated were Imminent.
The railway Inquest Into the fright
ful accident In which President Sam
uel Spencer of the Southern railroad
lost his life Thanksgiving day puts
all the blame onto the operator at one
end of the block, who let a second
train pass him before securing a re
lease from the first. The report says
nothing about contrlbutary negligence
by the other operators and by the
train men, nor does it go into the
conditions of service that would lead
the operator to become careless, nor
the overworked state of the road1 said
to have-been notorious at that time.
It may be and doubtless is the proper
thing to bring the accused operator
to account, but that will not excuse
the officers of the road from making
the necessary Improvements and tak
ing every additional precaution to pre
vent repetition of such frightful acci
dents.1 - f
'Some 'of the state papers, are laboring
under the delusion that the Nebraska
club women are trying to secure a re
vision of the Inheritance tax laws,
when as a matter of fact their efforts
are directed at a change' In the law
governing the distribution of estates
of husbands dying without wills and
has' nothing whatever to do with the
inheritance tax. The Nebraska in
herltance tax law should be let alone,
at least until we find out; what con
gross, is going to ao in cne way or a
federal Inheritance tax law.
Members of congress seem to have
experienced no difficulty in getting
home during the holidays. Inasmuch
as Che anti-pass clause is not supposed
to be in full effect until after the first
of the year, it will be interesting to
watch and see how many of them take
pains to get back to Washington be
fore the tolling of the bell.
Pleading that he la compelled to vio
late a federal law In order to hold his,
position, the captain of a California
steamboat has simply made public a
condition generally knowa to exist in
many corporations, but his blunt
frankness may be as fatal to his Job
as his previous disregard of law.
Iowa's legislature does not meet un
til January 14. Nebraska's law mak
ers who convene on January 1 will,
therefore, have two weeks advantage
of those across the Missouri river.
The chances are even, however, that
they will both wind up at about the
same time and place.
Aa Awkward Problem.
Bt. Louis-Globe Democrat.
Meat has become ao dear In Germany
that many are com palled to drop it from
tha. bill of far. It la an awkward laaua
In tna coming election for tha officials
wlm iiave bn at ptUna to disparage and
exclude American meats, which may be
safely pronounced the best exported any
where. ,
Orlalnal ana I nlqne.
Indianapolis News.
Another promising way to reduce the
Pnatofllce department's annual deficit has
been suRgneted. That Is to pay the rail
roads only what they earn. The Idea Is
so original and unique that It will doubtlee
rouaa vigorous objections on, the part of
the railroads. '" -
The Limit la bbery
Kansas City Times.
The robbery of a pawnshop In Omaha
likewise shows to what extremes men will
go In order properly to cele.bra.te the com
ing festival of peace and good will. It la
no. easy job to rob a pawnshop, which or
dinarily Is far from- deflclent in the mat
ter of protecting lta wn interest".
"Fire Alarm" la Aetloa.
Kansas City Btar.
Senator Foraker protests that President
Roosevelt la an autocrat. . This, of course,
must be exceedingly displeasing to a poli
tician who would like to see' (tie govern
ment run wide .open. Still. It doesn't seem
so awfully harsh for Foraker' to' call Mr.
Roosevelt an autocrat when you pause to
reflect what the president- thinks about
Troubles of Prosperity.
Wall Street Journal.
The car shortage which Is Interfering
with the progress of business In many parts
of the northwest, is, as ha more than
once been pointed out, Identically the same
In character and effect aa the shortage in
These are -. phenomena that raise the
question In the minds of thoughtful ob
servers: Is our prosperity getting a little
too prosperous?
Railroad Assertions Discredited.
Baltimore News.
Objection to the railroad rate bill on the
ground that it would discourage railroad
enterprise has been conspicuously refuted
by results. In -exactly: seven days $263,000,-
000 of new stock" was Issued by three
western roads to provide for great exten
sions of plant. The Chicago, Milwaukee &
Bt. Paul railroad alo'na has Just made an
Issue of $100,000,000 to extend the road to
the Pacino coaat. The passage of the rail
road rate bill seems to have marked the
opening of a new era of railroad enter
prise. The gooth Wiklng I p.
Chicago Chronicle.
It has taken the southern people forty
years to make up their minds to welcome
immigration, and even now they welcome
It because negro labor Is falling them, but
what the ultimate results will be no one"
can foretell. The probability Is that the
negro will be crushed between the northern
and southern millstones and that the south
will experience an Immense Increase of
political power: " If Immigration ever sets
In resolutely toward the southern states it
will point to a complete assimilation of
their clvllixatlon to that of the north and
to an ultimata equal division of power In
the government.
Minnesota's Objection to Railroad
Stock Watering.
Philadelphia Ledger.
A very important ruling Is that of the
attorney general of Minnesota, Invali
dating the proposed addition of 160.000,000
to the capital stock of the Great Northern
railway. This Minnesota corporation Is al
ready CArdtallxed'-Rt-'llW.COe.OOO In shares.
with bonds outstanding to me amount gi
i2iB.nno.nm.'" Tha 'riroboeed ' issue of stock
would make the total capitalisation of the
system X4a,000,ooo ,on , miles oi roau,
or above $70,000 per mile fdr the main line
and branches, some of which, It la said,
could not have cost ' more than $2,000 pef
mile. V,
The dividends upon this excess of capi
talization, the attorney general snys, are
"an unwarranted tax" on the patrons or
the mail Railroad regulation and rat
regulation would be a farce if a domestic
company be permitted to Increase its capi
tal gtocli at will, to an unlimited extent,
especially "for the purpose of buying stock
of subsidiary companies, composed of the
same stocKnoioers. i -The
Minnesota law requires that any In
crease of stock must be authorlxed, upon
application and hearing, by the State Rail
road commission., Aa application haa not
been made, the attorney general has thus a
prior reason for declaring the issue in
vaiid hut the reasons he gives why the
Increase should not be authorlxed are of
general application. , The Great Northern
la a typical exampl of a "system" built
up in the manner described, In which most
of tha states have hitherto been acqui
eocent. As wa se In our street railways
at noma, the vast Inflation of capKal pro
duced In this way haa Imposed burdens
upon transportation that have become In
sufferable, and that call at least for limita
tion. If Minnesota has retained sufficient
power to put a restraint upon Mr. Hill's
further expansion, the effect must b of
the utmost significance.
President Roosevelt will deliver the prin
cipal address at the "celebration of the fif
tieth anniversary of th Agricultural Col
lege of Michigan In May.
A Yokohama paper suggests that Japan
may not be getting Us ahare of American
heiresses under treaty rights. Th Japs
are picking up even the art of humor.
Damages of 13,000 because of an accident
that Incapacitated her from dancing should
make a Milwaukee bolle satisfied just to
think of former waxed floor triumphs.
Edward Trlckett, fire warden and for
merly chief of the fir department In Kan
sas City, retired a few days' ago and for
the first tlm In thirty-ona, years passed an
entire night at his home.
Many kindred of George Waahlngton, our
first president, dwell on and about the
original Washington plantation In West
moreland county, Va. The present occu
pant of the plantation la named George
Tom Cale, the delegate from Alaska for
the two years' term ' beginning March t
next, has arrived In Washington. H Is
66 years old, but exceptionally vigorous for
his age. II was born In Vermont, but
went to Alaska as a prospector ten years
ago. ,
Sympathy and confidence In large meas
ure will go out to the Chicago woman
who vehemently denies that her deceased
husbund was a woman. "I was his wife,"
she exlalmed whan questioned. "I guesa I
ought to know." That ought to hold the
Congressman John E. Andrus, who repre
sents! th Tonkers (N.Y.) district for sev
eral years, has taken delight In playing
th role of Santa Claus to the pages and
telephone and telegraph boys of the house.
This year, aa usual, his gifts to th young
stars consisted of t2 and IS bills. Colonel
Andrus W worth 120,000,000, intdo out of the
manufacture of pepsin.
Abraham Simmer, on of tbe must fam
ous philanthropists In th west, has gone
to California for th winter on account of
his health. Ills home 1 In Waverly, la.,
but his charities have been distributed all
over the country. H Is now working to
establish a horn for exited Russian Jews
at St. Paul. He has already beoned in
various ways iuor than eUW.Uuft
The Aaarel's Sons.
(This, the most poetic of all the Christmas
hymns, was written by an American. F.d-niut-d
Hamilton 8ar (Sanilisfleld. Ma.,
April 6, IMo Weston, Mij.. January It,
1X'V. Its nuthor was a Uunltarlan minis
ter, a graduate of Union collrge. Srhenec
tady, and of the divinity school of Har
vard. Although the hymn Is compara
tively new, being published In the Chris
tian Register In 1KTA, It has become popular
and Its une In church service at Christmas
time Is almost universal. Along with the
older hymns It . Is sung na a carol on the
streets In Kngland and In the colonies on
the last few nights before Chrlslmaa day.)
It came upon the midnight clear,
From angels bending near the earth
io touun tnelr harps of gold;
"Peace to the earth, good will to man.
From heaven's all gracious king;"
The earth in solemn stillness lay,
To hear the angela sing.
Still through the cloven skies they come,
With peaveful wings unfurled;
And still celestial music floats
O'er all the weary world;
Above its sad and lowly plains
- They bend on heavenly wing.
And ever o'er its Babel sounds.
The blessed angels sing.
O ye. beneath life's crushing load,
Whose forms are bending low.
Who toll along the climbing way,
" With painful stfps and slow .
Look up! for glad and golden hours
Come swiftly on the wing;
O, rest beside the weary road.
And hear the angels sing!
For lo! the days are hastening on.
By prophet bards foretold,
When with the ever circling years
Come round the age of gold!
When peace shall over all the earth
Its final spelmiors fling,
And the whole world send back the song
Which now the angels sing!
My Gift.
Out on the night I send
"A merry Christmas" to you, my friend;
And out of the silence I hear
"A merry Christmas," from you, dear.
Down In your eyea I gaxe;
Dear, beautiful, trustful eyes,
And as the Arab turns, and prays
Toward the east, their look replies.
Deep into your heart. I go.
IVar, dear, loyalcst heart of gold.
And where Its richest treasures flow.
Drink of the goblet you hold.
Into the depths of your soul I look.
Longing and loving and dreaming of me,
And road in that holy place a book
Scribed with my love for thee.
Come with me, friend, out Into the night,
And let us together follow the star,
DuHtroua, glimmering, mystical light
Away o'er the desert afar.
Hand clasping hand, eyes meeting eyes;
Never a word, as exulting we rove;
Poul thrilling soul, In that paradise.
Finding each other, and love.
Mrs. A. H. Stuckey.
Broken Bow, Neb.
Star of the East that shtneth.
Back through the ages dim,
Lead where the ChrlHt child recllncth.
For we would worship Him.
Wo bring Him love for gold,
iReflned and purified,
The love that was born when the nail and
the thorn
Revealed Him the crucified.
We bring Him the incense of prayer.
The prayer of a life's dally need;
Like lin-ense It rises where our Savior low
Where asses and oxen feed.
We bring Him for myrrh our griefs.
Bitter our cup with woe,
But we offer It there, with our love and
our prayer
To the Child in the manger laid low.
And our three-fold gift He receives.
And bestows the crown of His love.
And the light of that star through the
ages afar
Shall lead to His mansions above.
Omaha, December, 190(S. B. N. T.
Christmas Tree la the Nursery.
With wild surprise-- ' '; '
Four great eyes
- -Ffom neighboring bfds '
, : f . LMked out and Winked-
And glittered and blinked
! it.
At a very queer sight
In the dim star light.
As plain aa can b
A fairy tree
Flashes and glimmers
And shakes and. shimmers.
Red, green and blue
Meet their view;
Silver and gold
Their sharp eyes behold;
Small moorts, big stars;
And Jams In Jera,
And cakes and honey
And thimbles and money;
Pink dogs, blue cats,
Little squeaking rats.
And candles and dolls
And crackers and polls,
A real bird that sings.
And tokens and favors
- And all sorts of things
For the little shavers.
Four black eyes
Grow big with surprise;
And then grow bigger
When a tiny little figure,
Jaunty and airy
(Is It a fairy?)
From the treetop cries,
"Open Wide! Black Eyes!
Come, children, wake now!
Yonr Joys you may take now."
Quick as you can think ;
Twenty small toes
In four Drettv rows.
IJke little piggies pink.
All kirk In the air
And before you can wtnk
The tree Btands bare!
-Richard Wason Gilder.
A Sonar for Christmas.
Chant me a rhyme of Chrlslmaa
Sing me a Jovial song
And though It Is filled with laughter.
Let It be pure and strong.
Blng of tha hearts brimmed over
Mlth the story of the day
Of the echo of childish voloes
That will not die away.
Of the blare of the tasseled bugle,
And the timeless clatter and beat
Of the drum that throbs to muster
Squadrons of scampering feet.
But O, let your voice fall fainter,
Till, blent with a minor tone.
You temper your songa with the beauty
Of the pity Chrlbt has shown.
And sing one verse for the voiceless;
And yet, ere the song be done,
A verse for the ears that hear not,
And a verse for tire sight leas one.
For though it be time for singing
A merry C'hrlHtmaa glee,
Let a low sweet voice of pathos
Hun through the melody.
James Whitcomb Kiley, in Reader.
The Magic Charm.
'Neath the merry mistletoe
Watch them gather,
Ho! Hot Hot
Kate and Bess, and (Jrac and Flo,
Lillian, Alice, Maud and Jo,
Not a word or look to show.
As they stand there, that they know
They are standing Just below.
Just beneaih the mialletoe!
How unconaclouB!
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Mabel, Mildred, see them go
Carelessly, with motion slow.
Right beneath the mistletoe!
Manifestly they don't know
They're In danger.
Ho! Ho! Ho!
PalMtbly they fear no foe,
1 HluiH lie, and Nell, and I'olly, oh!
! I'ruiteni'e. C'ella, Ilelle and 'Loft,
I I'nderneath the mistletoe,
i Do they falter? No, no ,no!
IK) tney lingerr on, on, oh!
Odd what niukes their soft eyes glow!
6lrange what can attract them so
Into peril, .
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Right beneath the mistletoe!
Bofnervllle Journal.
1 Chleaaio KerTe-Wealtcalasf
New York World.
Bom 2. WO school boys and girls Sat for
fifteen minutes In quiet order while smok
and flames were pouring from the front
windows of the adjoining building and th
fir engine were at work In the street.
Then they marched out exactly as usual.
Yet a. nerv specialist in Chicago declares
we are moving swiftly and Inevitably
toward nervous prostration as a national
malady and In two generations "w aro
doorried." It must be Chicago nrv la
which h l a apwiatlst. -
The office of food is to
to furnish the vital materials
As It Is made from the whole grain of wheat, with
celery, will furnish the elements to supply, heat,
energy, growth and repair. -Persons could live a long
period of time with vigorous health upon nothing but
thia Priori.
... a kol
i All Jroeer
Merry Christmas
Knabe, Kranich & Bach, Kimball, Bush-Lane, Hallet
Davis, Cable-Nelson, Weser Bros., Whitney, Hinsel, Bur
ton, Kramer, Biddle, Gilbert and Hospe Pianos. : : i
You Know the Best.
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Tekamah Herald: W. B. Rose, chairman
of the republican state committee, has writ
ten an open letter to the republican mem
bers of the Incoming legislature suggesting
the better methods of enacting into law
th pledges to reform measures incor.
porated In the last state platform. He
also points out the usual methods adopted
by the lobby In defeating wholesome leg
islation. If the members-elect will take
heed and act on the advise they will be
wise. Any member who will play the part
of a traitor to his constituency in thia ses
sion had better move to some other State.
Tha people are in earnest. Political boss
Ism, free passes and railroad dictation
must go.
Wlsner Free Press: .The republican party
Is bound by Its platform, by the word of
Its state committee and by the utterance
of Its newspapers and campaign speakers
to perform certain definite things, Includ
ing the enactment of a law for the regula
tion and control of railroads, an anti-pass
law, a direct primary law and a law of
railway terminals. The party press, which
advocated these, measures. 0 effectively, be
fore election, can assist In a good cause
still fort..ef"tyk-keplng thehf "leWre: the 1
peopleJand by 'Insisting-that' the1 men to
whom responsibility - for their enactment
was entrusted shall exercise every precau
tion to wHte them upon the statute books
In such language that no court can over
rule. Norfolk Press: It Is stated' that the
democratic members of the legislature are
forming a combination to "put the repub
licans In a hole" during the coming session
and If possible prevent the passage of any
effective laws aimed to carry out republi
can platform pledges, the aim ' being to
create campaign thunder for the next elec
tion. This may be good politics, but it
Isn't good citizenship. The moment a man
is elected to an office he should cease to
be a partisan and become a servant of all
the people. The member of the legislature
who aids In , defeating wholesome legisla
tion for mere partisan purposes becomes
a servant of tne corporations instead of
the people. It is to be hoped the demo
cratic members of the legislature will rise
above the level of the partisan.
Fremont Tribune: In hla letter of timely
advice to members of the legislature, State
Chairman Rose didn't eay anything about
th employes of the house and senate, which
Is an Important matter. There are at least
one or two men looking toward the clerk
ship of the house, whose services might
well be dispensed with. Old employes who
have been handy men for the corporations
In the past ought to be left aut. They
have positions, particularly that of the
chief clerk. In which they can effectually
hinder and delay tha process of legislation.
Bills can be shifted and ail sorts of Utile
tricks played that will thwart the ends of
justice and legislation, and employes have
not always been above doing It. It Is essen
tial to have them In harmony with th
progressive legislative program, Some of
the old railroad strikers will be on hand
ready to accept favors from the legislature,
where they can the aior effeotuuljy serve
their corporation masters. The members
should beware of them.
Alnaworth Star Journal: The victory la
never won until the fruits are gathered in.
There was a great battle within the repub
lican party last yearIn fact. It haa been
going on for many year in this state. The
progressive element won out In the pri
maries and In the convention. Then came
the great battle before the people, and
there another signal victory was chronicled.
But there Is still another battle to fight
their generous patronage, and
we wish you one and all a : :
Merry Christmas
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and that Is before the legislature this win
ter. All those other battles are but pre
liminary to this greater one, and unless we
win there all the others will be lost. We
must win. The republican party must make
good Its pledges before the people. Chair
man Rose is out In a strong letter to the
members of the legislature, urging them
not to forget the pledges and to redeem
them. It Is a strong and a patriotic letter
and ought to do much good in stiffening
the backs of some who are noted as "weak
sisters." The press of the Btate is giving
the letter the strongest backing It caa
give and we ought to win, though the ene
mies are putting in extra time to aeieat
all attempts at living up to our promises.
Teacher Yes, Johnny, the hairs of our
heads are numbered. j,
Johnny Well, pa's must be twenty-thipflr?
New York Sun.
Irate Customer (energetically) I want a
square, deal in this establlnhment.
Placid Proprietor All right, sir. Show
the gentleman some kitchen tables. Balti
more American.
Then Mr. Richley didn't teally give ac
cording to his means?" said the minister's
wife; j V i A ' ( 1 ;
'"N-o," upliouU the nflrfimeri "merely ac
cording to his meanness." Philadelphia
Press. . .
"The newly -elected governor, mays he Is
going to be his own boss."
"Married?" ' - ' 1 -
"Then I suppose he means to get along
without a cook." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Doctor Your husbund needs a rest,
madam, thnt's all.
Mrs. Nagget I know he does, doctor, but
no matter how much I talk to him he
Doctor Don't tulk to Mm, madam. That's
the sort of. rest he needs most. Philadel
phia Press.
"Your promptness, sir," said Dr. Prloe
Pllce, "is quite refreshing, hut, really, I
don't expect you to pay It all at once if
It's going to embarraHs you."
"The bill Is a big one. for a fact, but I
don't mind that. I'm grateful to you for
! sparing my life," replied the victim. Phlla
I delphla Press.
Ascurh I notice you're very attentive to
Miss Rnxlpy. Have you received any en
couragement? Hunter I should say so. I received au
thoritative Information that' she's worth
at leant half a million dollars. Philadel
phia Press.
"I wish, Jane," said the fond mother to
her new nurse, "that you would us a
thermomoter to ascertain nt the water Is
the rlgnt temptrature when you give . a
bkby his bath."
"Oh," replied Jane, cheerfully, "don't
worry about that. If the Utile 'un turns
red the water is too hot; If it turns blue
It's too cold, and there you are." Life.
"The air In the crowded street cars 1
something awful, don't you think?"
"Yes, but I've found a clever way of
counteracting It."
"Kh! How's that?"
"I walk." Cleveland Plain Dealer,
First Congressman What do you think
of the president's sending us six special
messages In a week?
Second Ditto I think In self-defense we
ought to pass an ami-wholesale rat bill.
Baltimore American.
"I told you," said the merchant, "to
mark this box 'handle wlti care.' What's
this nonsense you've painted here?"
"That,'' said the college graduate, "la
the Luln for 'handle with car.' "
"How do you expect a baggageman to
understand that?"
"He won't, and therefore he won't get
mad and smash the box." Philadelphia
Press. .
"You can't show me a single reason."
blustered the paterfamilias, "why w should
go to the seashore this summer."
"What!" cried his wife, pointing to their
quartet of marriageable daughters. "I can
show you four single reasons." Philadel
phia Uedgec
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