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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
Htnte of Nebraska, Douglas County, as.:
Oeorge B. Txsehuck, treasurer of The Pee
Publishing Company, being duly sworn,
av that the actual number of full and
complete copies of The Dally, Morning.
Rvenlng and Sunday Bee printed during
the month of October. 1S0. was as follow
1 .43,880 17 ....40,800
t .,..42,080 , .',. IS 48,480
J..., .40,600 19 4fl,050
4 ,..43,640 30 44,380
t 43,810 21 43,080
,..43,430 . 12. 41,190
T ,..43,670 2S 43,490
.;. 43,810 C4 40,330
9 .....43,680 25 .....41,990
10 ...40,300. 26 41,990
11 43,710 . 27 43,950
1J ..43,340 28 48,310
It 43,160 . 29... ...... 43,000
14...., 40,340 " 80 43,070
11 .43,830 , . tl 40,600
Returned copies 9,670
Net total 1,893,870
Daily average . . .. 41,731
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(3eal. : M. P. WALKER.
Subscribers leaving the city tem
porarily ahoald hare The Be
mailed to them. Adareaa will he
chanced as often aa reqaeatnd.
Cuba'i sugar tax must be a mlsdl
rected effort at raising cane.
The school children never object to
the teacher taking a holiday.
Calling names In the deaf mute lan
guage la certainly deliberate insult.
Take notice that even an archbishop
has scored in the current kicks on foot
What could an Insurgent. ,deal3r ex
pect from the ice trust but a freeze
out? Please observe that the African peak
climbers do not claim to have reached
It is still "My Maryland" for even
the black citizens, as provided in the
The voice from Baltimore indicates
that votes for women are not a car
Mr. Hill will please note that Secre
tary Wilson pooh-oob.8 the idea of our
starving to death.
They still are trying to blame corn-
meal for pellagra, but grain men do
not acknowledge the corn.
Score one for Santa Claus. The rail
roads have cut the rate on candy Just
in time for the holiday trade.
Judging from the commission's long
1 list of medal awards to that state,
Ohio must be the mother of heroes.
The labor organizations made a good
demonstration. How about formally
calling the street car strike off now?
Since German airship soldiers have
captured Ehrenbreltsteln, it Is to be
presumed that the stein is now empty.
Under its chastisement Tammany is
showing how good it can be by put
ting three women on the school board.
The Wrights may be kings of the
air, but on the water they still have
to reckon with that old tyrant, Nep
tune. ' '
Omaha's Board of Education will
next year consist of fourteen members
We can see the possibility of tie votes
Those southerners who resent Rock
efeller's hookworm appropriation act
like a man whose sore spot has been
At any rate, every .one may guess
what might have happened If Mr
lti'ynn had made his usual rear plat
WJth grand juries beginning to hold
the, officials responsible for building
collapses, it may result in putting bet
ter props under property.
Some day Nebraska election returns
w ill be collected and tabulated officially
within twenty-four hours after the
polls close, but not this year, nor next.
If Nebraska teachers will hold their
convention in Omaha next year they
may, have a guaranty that every one
who conies will be suitably housed and
properly taken care of.
It was appropriate that sang ilnary
Breathitt county should pour Redwlne
"upon the bench, and it is still more ap
propriate that Redwlne should drown
o..t the blind tt.orb' r4 liquor. ,
Jtaryland Loyal to the Constitution.
In repudiating at the polls for the
second time the democratic attempt to
disfranchise the negro, Maryland has
again demonstrated her loyalty to the
cohstltutlon. Other southern states
have successfully evaded the amend
ments concerning color and servitude,
as a measure of the whites to avoid
negro domination, but in Maryland
there was no such pretext, for only 20
per cent of the entire electorate of that
state is of negro blood. That percent
age was nothing to fear from a racial
viewpoint, but its elimination would
Insure democratic control as of old,
hence the deliberate attempt by that
party with this openly avowed purpose.
Maryland's reiterated refusal to ac
cept a flimsy pretense for the annul
ment of the constitutional rights of a
people who in that Staie are orderly
and industrious may be accepted as an
indication that republican principles
henceforth are to be given freedom of
expression there. Maryland refuses to
be forced back into democratic align
ment of the solid south. ' Last year, it
will be remembered, she cast two elec
toral votes for Mr. Taft, and sent re
publicans to represent the state In con
gress, and on Tuesday, Baltimore, her
only considerable city, waa carried by
An Example in Civic Pride.
The uplifting forces in each large
American city have for some time been
pointing to the example of Boston,
which, it was announced, had deter
mined on establishing itself as a model
city by 1915. The resolution of the
Hub was an excellent one, designed
an it was to arouse civic pride to a
point of determined effort for munici
pal improvements which all conceded
But it is one thing to resolve and
another to do, and it is regretfully ob
served from the columns of Boston's
own newspapers that the movement
has lost much of its impetus and that
the date 1916 may have to be advanced
Indefinitely. The great exposition
which had been planned to demon
strate Just what could be accomplished
for Boston's material improvement has
thus far proved one of the greatest
frosts in the history of public exposi
tions. It has been opened, it is true,
but few of the local exhibitions are
ready, although, singularly enough,
those from other points were in place
at the outset. The Boston public is
manifesting no enthusiasm, nor, In
deed, any desire to attend the exhibi
tions to 'witness what might be done,
let alone to do what the exploiters of
the uplift have assured the country
was going to be accomplished. In the
slump of local support of the "1915
Movement" Boston deserves the sym
pathy of all the cities for which she
was to be the shining beacon.
Trying it Out on the Syrian.
In their eagerness to demonstrate to
the Japanese that no discrimination is
being shown, the naturalization offi
cials have involved the United States
in a new racial perplexity which only
the courts can settle. In various cities
of the country Syrians have been re
fused naturalization papers on the
ground, maintained by the naturaliza
tion bureau at Washington, that they
are of a yellow race, against whom ex
clusion regulations have been adopted.
The Turkish protest that Syrians, who
are subjects of the sultan, arfl white,
is borne out by the ethnological ex
perts of the Smithsonian Institute and
by other authorities. The ultimate
decision of the courts to which Syrian
applicants take their claims for the
rights of citizenship probably will de
pend upon this expert opinion, backed
by the easily traced line of descent of
the Syrian people, whose history,
though varied, is clearly on record.
The only gain to be made by the
United States in the investigation of
this subject is possibly the obtaining
of a definite naturalization convention
with the Ottoman government, which
the State department has sought for
years. In the meantime, however, it
will be very deplorable if the Syrians,
who are law-abiding and hard working
people, should be made to suffer indig
nities or dental of rights just to get
Conscience in Business.
We have grown so accustomed to the
existence of combinations in all lines
of human endeavor that President
Woodrow Wilson's remark that even
men's consciences are pooled comes
almost without a tihock, which may be
Interpreted as admission of the truth
of what he says. The familiar expres
sion that corporations have no souls
has grown to be axiomatic. Prof. Wil
son awakes us to its danger by telling
us that individual souls are imperilled
by the doctrine. . Business men, he
argues, have too often compounded
their scruples on the ground that they
cannot move Independently and risk
being brushed aside by the big society,
corporation or union. As we die sep
arately, not by corporations, so he in
sists that every man must llvo pri
vately, and that the fixing of individual
responsibility is the only way to cure
the evils of society or commerce.
Inasmuch as Prof. Wilson was for
merly a lawyer, his view that the law
has shirked its duty in its attemots to
punish corporations is entitled to some
weight; but bis argument that the law
must find the individual In the modern
corporation if it desires to check the
evils of the business world will be met
by the fact that under existing condi
tions every Individual la already amen
able for his individual transgressions,
even though committed In the service
of a community of Interests; pome
notable beads of corporations today
arc CgUting prison. strtttLct-a hanging
over them. It may be true that man
Fools his conscience when he pools his
Interests, and that, If a fact, la a grave
moral concern. Yet when the law Is
offended, and a criminal culprit must
be punished, no man may escape, on a
plea of abandoned conscience, the per
sonal responsibility for his own act.
Just as the law deals with corpora
tions, not souls, so It deals with per
sons, not consciences. Clinging to a
conscience may save a man from going
wrong, but parting with It doss not
divest him of culpability.
Headway for the Waterways.
Now that the national scope of the
deeper waterways movement has been
demonstrated, it Is fit that Illinois
should take the lead in state support
of the enterprise, as Is promised by
Governor Deneen through a Special
session of the legislature. The plan
to make the Mississippi the main
artery for a lakes-to-the-gulf channel
Includes the long-projected ship canal
across Illinois, and assurance of, the
state's co-operation ought to be forth
coming when congress takes up the
Chicago, the grentest railroad center
In the world, needs the waterway as a
check upon the dictation of the rail
roads, and the chief commercial value
of the channel will be the through
traffic from Inland points focusing at
Chicago for southern consumption and
for export. Illinois will profit from the
water power provided at every fall
along the cross-state channel. The
state has virtually pledged itself in the
matter, and to keep faith the Illinois
legislature should hasten at the forth
coming session to perfect the work left
unprovided for last spring. With
Illinois genuinely embarked, the lakes-to-the-gulf
enterprise may be consid
ered as under active headway.
That Socialist Labor Vote.
"Endorsed by 8,000 worklngmen"
was the claim embodied in the hand
bill put out In our recent election in
behalf of the socialist candidate for
sheriff, behind whom many labor or
ganizations massed to show their sym
pathy for the street car strikers, of
whom he Is one. The vote polled for
the socialist labor candidate through
out the county is in round figures
5,000. The suggestion of 8,000 work
ing men therefore proves to be a fig
ment of the imagination.
The socialist labor candidate, how
ever, has no reason to feel downcast
over the vote he has polled. But that
vote must be analyzed to be fully un
derstood. Other candidates on the so
cialist ticket received 1,500, which is
twice as many as were polled for the
socialist presidential ticket last year.
It may be assumed the 1,500 votes
represents the maximum of socialist
strength In this county.
Of the remaining 3,500 -votes, a fair
estimate would place 1,800 as coming
from the democrats, 1,200 from the
republicans and 500 from voters of no
particular party affiliation. This vote
was gotten together only because of the
Issue on which the candidate was able
to appeal for support, and this issue
is of passing nature. There is no more
reason now than heretofore why wage
earners in the ranks of organized labor
should" flock to a party of their own
rather than follow their Interests
within the other parties. No one
should make the mistake of figuring
that any socialist labor candidate can
poll 5,000 votes in Douglas county any
Before and After.
Our amiable democratic contem
porary is going to crow over a demo
cratic victory in Nebraska, no matter
what happens. Without waiting for
the decisive returns, it is already de
claring that the failure of the repub
Means to elect all their candidates by
big majorities testifies to the strength
of the democratic position and lends
Inspiration to democrats to line up for
the next time.
This Is after.
The difference may be seen by run
ning through the back files of the eam
democratic organ and re-reading the
frantic appeals to nonpartisans, pro
gressives, regresslves and dlgresslves.
Here 1b one paragraph out of a double
shotted World-Herald editorial printed
The democratic candidates . stand
squarely on a nonpartisan platform. They
are making no partisan appeal. Neither
they nor the party to which they belong
could construe their election as a partisan
This was before.
Golf takes on a new aspect under
the enthusiastic statement of Mr. Taft
that there is no reason why it should
not be a poor man's game. Hitherto
the poor man's share in it has been to
cut the grass and furnish caddies, but
It certainly would make our European
rivals smart to know that in this coun
try a modern shinny stick went with
every dinner pall.
Is there any good reason why the
costly machinery of our courts, paid
for with money out of the public treas
ury, should be handed over for two
weeks to any set of lawyers to wash
dirty divorce linen In the full glare of
the lime light? Why should not the
court In a case of this kind give each
side three hours to show up or shut
Omaha should not permit sieve
bottomed wagons to haul dirt and
refuse over paved streets. If such
wagons are tolerated they should at
least be compelled to traverse the side
streets Instead of the main arteries of
travel and traffic.
. It all depends with what you are
comparing. Recalling that Nebraska
went for LSryan last year, elected a
democratic governor, three democratic
congressmen and an overwhelming
democratic majority In the legislature,
the republicans have made good gains.
Going back two years to the last su
preme Judge election, Nebraska repub
licans hate not yet gotten back where
they were thf-n.
The society of the Army of the Ten
nessee has adopted a resolution urging
the president to make General Charles
Morton, In command of the Depart
ment of the Missouri, with headquar
ters here in Omaha, a major general
before he retires next spring. That is
almost as great an honor as will be
the title of major general when It
The average citizen who has to in
convenience himself to go to the polls
Is apt to say one vote more or less
won't count. The present Nebraska
election, however, shows that a very
few votes sometimes turns the scale.
The packers say the farmers of Ne
braska must raise more hogs to jus
tify enlarging the packing house facili
ties at South Omaha. Why didn't they
say that before? A lltfle defect like
that ought to be easily remedied.
Oh, dear! The postal deficit con
tinues to grow. Why does not the gov
ernment adopt modern methods, es
tablish a special Cupid stamp, sell It
In bargain lots and attract feminine
attention to the malls.
The highest falls in' the western
hemisphere are reported as discovered
In Labrador. Let Mr. Plnchot's black
listed water power trust have them as
a consolation prize.
Parisians are paying $200 a seat for
the trial of Mrae. Steinheil. American
theater managers will provide melo
dramatic reproductions at ten, twenty,
Pnthna of a Distant View.
St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Statistics show that there are now 405.000
persons on the government payroll. The
fact Is Important chiefly as showing the
democrats what thev nre missing.
A MorltiK Picture.
Mr. Carnegie has returned from Europe
with a fine Importation of peace conversa
tion which Is Intended to make the people
believe that the Dreadnoughts are all pleas
Traaic Side of Foot nail.
For a few moments of sport West Point
has sacrificed a cadet on the gridiron. The
country has lost a stalwart defender and
parents a beloved son. Is the game worth
Hound to lie In ft.
St Louis Globe-Democrat.
The great northwest can be trusted t i
see that the Improvements of the Miss
ouri river Is made 'part of any compre
hensive, plan of river Improvement to move
products to the gulf.
'Book Farmers" Hoar the Prlsea.
When the Long Island railroad estab
lished two experimental farms, three or
four years ago, the old agricultural resi
dents roundabout had a lot of fun over
what the "book farmers" would be able to
do. Now the railroads emerges from two or
three county fairs on ' the island with
twenty-four first prizes and twenty-three
second and third. First prlres were taken
on potatoes, squash, cabbage, peas, onions
and a lot of other products grown on what
had been three years ago waste land.
Nobody Is now laughing at the railroad as
a farmer. Instead, the old farmers are
learning new and Improved methods from
the experiments and Instruction of the
road's farms and exhibits. Another effect
has been the drawing In of hundreds of
settlers from other states, who have taken
up small farms for market gardening, at
the Instance of the railroad company.
SOUTH BESENTS THE GIFT.
Birmingham Age-Herald: If Mr. Rocke
feller desires to spend $1,000,000 In an effort
to trace the hookworm to Its lair, no one
need object; but It U Scarcely Just to the
south to assume that the parasite Is con
fined to this section of the country.
We need not, however, admit thai the habi
tat of the hookworm is the south. Its
habitat Is, In fact, the wide, wide world.
Atlanta Journal: Seriously, the whole
blooming farce Is a libel on the south,
calculated and Intended to keep desirable
immigrants from coining among us. It
Is a stratagem of the enemy. It 4k a part
of that warfare that began mere than fifty
years ago, but more Insidious and danger
ous because It comes in the guise of friend
ship, bearing gifts." Away with It!
Nashville American: Through the honest
but hasty benevolence of Mr. John 1).
Rockefeller, the south Is given another
undesirable exploitation before the world.
By the gift of 1.0uO.OOO from Mr. Rocke
feller's ampla store emphasis is Given to
the exaggerated statements and erroneous
conclusions of a sensational penny-a-linc
magazine writer who set out to prove a
certain theory, and who,, like the mqn who
said the horse was sixteen hands' high,
when lie wasn't he determined to stick to it.
Charlotte Observer: Toward Mr. John
D. Rockefeller's gift of $1.000,0u9 to fight
hookworm ravages in the south we have
no ungracious words. It may be well
meant, and It will doubtless do some good.
But thanks to Mr. Rockefeller ore quite
another mutter. If our request or accep
tance had been necessary the gift would
never have been made. Mr. Rocke
feller, with llW.Utn. tot) already given or set
abide, ls In a splendid w ay to Kike over
the south. At the present rate there will
socui be very few people left in this motion
who can decently open their mouths ubu.it
him or the things he stands for except in
Philadelphia Ledger: To criticise Mr.
Rockefeller, as one suuthern champion doea
for his gift, which makes possible the
wholesale measures of relief adequate to
meet a grave situation, is "louking a gift
horse In the mouth" with a vengeance.
Even though the oil magnate had an ul
terior motive, the good which his benefac
tlou will accomplish U so great that it
would obliterate minor ethical distinctions.
It la certain that the hookworm sufferers
are helpless to remedy their own unhappy
condition, and only the man in undis
puted control of large means could pro
vide for a campaign of eradication which
would heavily tax the resources even of
the national government. Mr. Rockefeller
could not make a belter expenditure of his
money than to apply It to Just the pur
pose ha proposes, and to repudiate his gift
would be an action at once churlish and
Around New York
Stipples on tha Currant of fclfa
aa Been la tha Great American
Metropolis from Say to Say.
As the mud of the battle settles and the
muckrakers dive for public baths. It Is
possible to Inhale untainted air In and
about New York. The calm decision of
the ballot box makes an admirable and
cheering contrast to the shouting and the
tumult of partisans. What a difference
the morning after. Joy reigned everywhere
outside a limited section of Fourteenth
street. The government of New York still
lives. McClellan Is retreating, Jerome has
taken to the woods, and the man who, as a
kid, was patted on the head by Samuel J.
Tllden, looms high as a victor In his mind.
A local campaign In the big town would
not bear a pure food label did It not mkJ
enough noise to attract outside attention
Rut noise Is not the sole claim to the
prlxe for size. Oodles of money are needed
to finance a contest. In the campaign Just
closed, the three sldea poured out the
money in liberal fashion. The New York
Times estimates the expenditures at from
$3,000,000 to $4,000,000. "This may seem
an over-estimate," says the Times, "but
with the constantly Increasing expense
In conducting campaigns the chances are
that ten years from now that figure will
be greatly exceeded. In this campaign
the city of New York alone spent $1,000,000.
and when to that Is added the expendi
tures of the republican and democratic
parties, not alono In Manhattan, but in
all the five boroughs of the city, the ex
penses of the numerous minor parties, and
that Incurred by the state of New York
through Its elections bureau, It Is easy
to see where the other two or three mil
lions come from."
"It Is anlte the exception to find any
one atupplng at a large city hotel who Is
thoroughly satisfied with everything at the
first glance," said a hotel clerk quoted by
the Herald. "There Is really no accounting
for the superstitious attitude of some, al
though It Is a pet hobby that few try to
overcome. For instance, a man will ak,
'Have you a room?' We glance at the
rack and reply, 'Certainly,' Jotting down at
the same time No. 1,363. The man will ex
claim Instantly, "Never, never! Why that
number Is on the thirteenth floor and adds
up thirteen anyway.' Then we have a
man coming here who refuses to take a
room unless It can be divided by three.
It keeps the clerk busy for a few
"Others may come to stay ovsr night.
They will probably take a morning train
out, and In the actual time spent In the
room, between dinner, theater and break
fast, there will be left Just three waking
hours. Yet when shown the room they
will say In a flash, 'Oh, never; I would
not sleep In a room with that wall paper;
not a minute. It Is all right otherwise,
but those big roses glaring at me, never!
Yes, I could stand chrysanthemums.' Or
this, 'What, expect me to sleep In a room
with that green carpet! I never have and
I never expect to.' "
Diamond dealers In New York City, as
well as Jewelry trade papers, agree In
saying that the smuggling of the precious
stones has Increased greatly. It Is profes
sional, not amateur smuggling. The pro
fessionals, It Is stated, are both mora ac
tive and more systematic, and are said
to be In collusion with certain dealers. It
Is said that customs Inspectora are In
vestigating these reports. The profes
sional smuggling awakens resentment be
cause tha smuggled diamonds now are
brought Into the ordinary channels , of
trade and ' so are likely to cause more
disturbance in the business and In values
than when tourists brought In gems for
their own use. Ludwlg Nlssen, an officer
of the Diamond Manufacturing associa
tion, said some time ago that the value
of diamonds brought In surreptitiously
was probably as large as that of those
coming openly through the customs house.
Passengers on a subway car coming
from Brooklyn recently' had an experience
that first caused frowns and then a laugh.
The car was crowded, but, Brooklyn
wise, all the women had seats. On the
platform was a middle-aged man, appar
ently respectable. On a side seat was a
girl In old rose, with cheeks to match.
The man on the platform caught her
eye for a moment, and threw a frantic
kiss. The girl first smiled, then blushed
He threw another, and she turned away
a crimsoned face.
"That will about do for you," said the
big, rawboned guard. "Go home to your
This didn't seem to worry the appar
ently respectable man, and, catching a
glint from the glii'e eyes, he threw an
other kiss. She turned her face to study
carefully a toque hat across the car.
At the Manhattan end of the bridge the
girl rose to leave the car. The man who
was trying to flirt with her also faced the
sliding door. By that time all eyes were
on the pair, the guard was mad all
through, and a couple of passengers edged
The girl In old rose took the arm of the
apparently respectable man, and said In a
silvery voice that all could hear:
"Oh. papa, how could you?"
Then everybody laughed at a Joking
father and a lovely daughter.
kavi(; Mii.i.mxs of lives.
Slow bat Sure Gsln In Prolongta
Mortality records In nearly ull paits of
the civilized world show plainly that the
death rate Is falling. Thtre arc fluctua
tions, of course, from one to a son to an
other, and the progress toward longer life
la not uniform, one year after another.
Now and then It appears to have erased,
but the gains are soon In progress again,
and the movement, as a whole, is in the
right direction, whatever exceptions there
may be in certain localities during unfav
This tendency toward lower mortality
rates is on so vast a scale that It means
I that millions of llvts will be saved In the
I next tn years. In the I'nlted States alone
the Indications ure plain that the number
of deaths in the decade will be at lrast
rC.000 leva than it would be If the mortality
rate were at the level which waa the aver
age of the liiht quarter of a century. That
Is a very conservative estimate. The act
ual difference may be twice as great.
It is difficult to overestimate the import
ance of thla great gain for human life.
It means corresponding lessening of the
pain and waste and trouble caused by alck-
ness, and it adds greatly to the induatilal
efficiency and productiveness of the civi
lised nations of the world. The gain in
the comforts and happiness of life is quite
as noteworthy as the prolonging of the
average period of human existence.
Such changes show that the progreaa of
nodein times Is no mere theory. They con
cern the most vital conditions which men
and women and little children must make
the best of In this world so dear to hu
manity, dekplte all lis sorrows and miser
ies and hard problems Imperfectly solved
Ed. is an
TVI I advice of so disti
Tnonotfrapri iwL m,,kl"
C M - This is just one of the ma
Chicago policemen are having a hard time
of It under their new chief,, Colonel Le
Koy T. Steward, who has an Idea that
patrolmen ought to stay sober at all times.
The man who carried the message to
Garcia Is to retire, but the mat who wrote
the story about It never will retire as long
as there Is a lecture engagement In eight.
Wllkes-Barre proudly proclaims that It
possesses the only woman policeman In
Pennsylvania. She Is Mrs. A. M. Bertels
and her office rt conservator of the peace
came to her accidentally.
Mrs. Grover Cleveland haa arrived at
Lausanne, Switzerland, has rented the an
nex of Hotel Windsor and probably will
make a long stay. Her son will enter Dr.
Auckenthaler's college and her daughters
will attend the Villa Cyrano school.
In order that he may live where he can
go barefoot the year around John W. In
gle, the barefoot merchant of Ion a, Ind.,
has sold out his business. He la planning
to move to New Mexico. For twenty years
Ingle has been a thriving country merchant
and because he discarded the use of shoes
from May to October ha became widely
known aa the barefoot merchant.
HOW DOTH THE HAT.
The Forerunner. ,
How doth the hat loom large upon her
Furred like a' busby; plumed as hearses
Armed with eye-speaiing qullls;vbewebbed
With lacy, silky, downy draperies;
With spread, wide-waggling feathers
fronded' high - -
In bosky thickets of Clmmerlap. gloom.
How doth the hat with colors dare the
Arrest attract allure affront appall!
Vivid and varied as are paroquets;
Iove-dull; one mass of white: all solid red;
Black with the blackness of a mourning
Compounded type of "Chaos and Old
How doth the hat expand, wax wide, and
Such Is Its slse that none can predicate
Or hair, or head, or shoulders of the frame
Holow this bulk, this beautv-burvlnir bulk:
Trespassing rude on all who walk beside,
Brutally blinding all who sit behind.
How doth the ha't's mere mass more
Into a riot of repugnant shapes!
Shapes Ignominious, extreme, bizarre,
Bulbous, distorted, unsymmetrlcal
Of no relation to the human head
To beauty, comfort, dignity, or grace.
Shape of a dlshpan! Of a pall! A tub!
Of an inverted wastebasket wherein
The head finds lodgment most appropriate!
irnape or a wide-spread wilted giiddlecakel
Shape of the body of an octopus
Ket sideways on a fireman's misplaced
How doth the hat show callous cruelty
In decoration costing countless deaths':
Carrying corpses for Its ornaments;
wreaths of dead humming-birds, dismem
The mother heron's breastknot, stiffened
Torn fragments of a world of wasted life.
How doth the hat affect the minds of men?
j-mieni uni-puyers, cnivairously dumb!
w nat floes it Indicate of woman's growth;
Her sense of beauty, her intelligence
Her thought for others measured with her
self. Her place and grade In human life today?
It doesn't cost any more than
an ordinary upright yet it is
efficient and plays superbly
is all it
ua- mat J u joaigi
Free library of
Looks, acta, aounda like larger and more expensive makes;
has all needed expression devices, such as siiHtalnlng lever
and melody and tempo levers. '
Plays standard 65-note music and both player and. piano
mechanism are guaranteed for five years. ' 1
It's Just the thing for YOUR home It's fairly alive with en
tertaining powers. Come in and hear It played be surprised
at what one may now have at merely $375 aad ou payments
of $2 por week.
A. Hospe Co.
1513 Douglas St Omabjp
Victor Herbert has written some
of the most popular music produced
by. an American composer. The
Edison Phonograph makes the best
of it available for you.
Victor Herbert has trained ona
of the best orchestras in this
country. Its music is reproduced
upon Edison Records. "
Victor Herbert is musical adviser
to the National rhono
gTaph Company. ; No
other sound reproduc
inor machine has the
mst one of the many
t hmrre which Mr. Edison is doinff
to make the Phonograph the' most
perfect music reproducing machine
in the world. You can enjoy it at
an expense so small that you cannot
afford long to hesitate. Hear the
Edison Phonograph today. Hear
it play Amberol Records j hear it
play Victor Herbert's music, and
then you will know why Mr. Edison
6aid "I want to see an Edjson
Phonograph in every home."
KdlRon Phonograph H2J0 to H2S .00
Edison Standard Records 330
Edison Amberol Records
(twice as long) SOo
Edison Grand Opera Records 7So
There are EdlsoA dealers everywhere.
Go to the nearest and hear tha Edlaon
Phonograph play both Kdiaon Standard and
Amberol Records, liet complete catalogs
from your dealer or from na.
NATIONAL PHONOGRAPH CO,
75 Ukeaida AnM Oraava, N. JU
in Nebraska, and
carry huge stocks
of the models
mentioned in the
on this page today
Ceo. B. Mlokal, BXgT
15th and Harney
St.. Omaha, Neb,
Broadway, Council ,'tuffa,
"Harry, I wisu you wouldn't hold my
"Anything to hinder your taking your
hand away, Matidie? I'm not holding It
with a death grip." Chicago Tribune.
Lawyer What Is your occupation?
Witness I'm a piano finisher.
Lawyer He a little more definite. Do you
polish them or move them? Boston Tran
script. Theorist Wl at Is the fruit of all this
Politician Too early to tell yet. It may
be a lemon and 11 may. be some plum.
"I don't .believe I shall run for office
again," said the veteran politician.
"Why not?" asked the friend.
"My children are having too many school
yard fights over the pictures and articles
that get into print." Washington Star.
'"""alk about your realism, this show looks
awful natural to me."
"i uw now :"
"Six months have elapsed since the plu'
started and th hnitswmnld hnsn't done nnv
housework yet." Louisville Courier-Journal.
"I notice you never write any editorials
condemning the Idle rich." .
"I do not. Who knows but I may be
brought to such a pawn myself, some day?"
"I see a college professor claims that
Chaucer will outlive Whakewpeare."
Well, or all trie Ignorance! lloth then
fellers have been dead for 300 years,"
Kansas City Journal.
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