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HIE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER .TO, 1900.
The Omaha Daily Hue.
Founded nr edward ruse water-
victor ROSE WATER. EDITOR.
Fntered'at Omaha poetofflc a second
class matter.
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STATEMENT OF CIRCUUATION.
State of JVebraslta. Douglaa County. a. :
Oeorge B. Txschur.lt, treasurer of The B
Publishing Company, being duty worn,
says that the actual number of full and
complete copies of The Dally. Morning.
Evening and Hunday Ree printed during
the month of October. VV. was ai follows-.
1....433A0 II.... 49,940 21 41,790
I 49,080 II 49,180 ... .40,490
I.... 40,600 J 4. ...49,940 14. ...40,330
4. ...49,940 18... .49,990 25. ...41,990
I... .49,510 14. i.. 43,500 2 41,90
....49,450 IT. .. .40,900 17. ...49.950
7... .49,970 II. ...49,450 21. ...49,919
I... .49.910 It.;. .49,050 29. ...49,000
I. ...49,980 10. .,.49.960 10. ...49,070
10.... 40.300 II.... 49,050 II.... 40,600
11 4a,710
Total 103,040
Returned copies 9,970
Nat total 1,993,370
Daily average 41,731
GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK,
Treasurer.
Subscribed In my presence and aworn to
before ma this 1st day of November. 1MU
(Meat) . M. P. WALKER,
Notary Public
Saaaerlkava Iwrlif the elty tem
ferarlly akoaM kart The B
aallea ta tkaa. Aaaraea will hm
ekaaaje aa af tea a raajaaata.
What Is the use of having a hidden
brass tube if a man may not crawl into
it occasionally?
The Mexican bull fight gives promise
of becoming almost as risky a pastime
as American foot ball.
Those champion wrestlers, finance
and tho tariff, will next take a fall out
of the German Reirhatsg.
The Hague plans to open 1U "Palace
of Peace," which has thirteen letters,
In 1913. Who's superstitious?
What can have become of French
gallantry, that Mme. Stelnhell should
be hounded out of the country?
With reference to the pay-as-you-enter
car, "you will learn to like it,"
just as did Paprika Schnitzel.
The Omaha Indian supply depot Is
due for another melodramatic rescue
in the coming session of congress.
Not having been able to get to the
pole, of course Walter Wellman knows
that no one else but Peary could have
reached it.
As a typical Frenchman, tho minls
tre of war may be expected to reward
the man who received the bullets
meant for him hi kissing him on both
cheeks, A 1
Tho World-Herald neglects to state
that one of tta own staff ia a member
of the Publte Library board --that swal
lowed the tasty, floss with, touching
humility."
According to official figures, we are
not only getting back the shrinkage In
oar export trade, but gaining steadily
beyond It, , Now Kill tho croaker be
more cheerful?
Weary of the "glHwr Me" appella
tion, Missouri asks Cor a real pet name.
With seven state and one territory
bordering her boundaries, the old girl
has been pretty well shown.
If those Sandy Hook sharpshooters
cannot hit a balloon tied fast for a tar
get, what might not a hostile) floater
do. Aeronautic markmanshlp mast
bo still very much in the air.
Not a, trace of nonpartisanshlp now
In those democratic papers that before
election were so loudly -declaiming
against. submission to party ties that
might prevent republicans from voting
democrats Into office.
Here's a scion of a New York house
cut off with the mere beggarly allow
ance of 1 50 a day. How does the old
man expect the boy to pay his chauf
feur's fines, to say. nothing of main
taining his monogram and crest on his
cigarettes?
The revelation that a royal press
agent is at work to popularise the
prince of Wales as the time Inevitably
draws near for him to assume the
throne recalls that when his fattier was
prince he was his own efficient expo
nent of publicity.
A committee from the Lincoln Com
mercial club has reported thst there Is
no "joker" In the agreement by which
the local traction company wants to
compromise Its corporation tax with
the city'.. It is assumed that the com
mittee knows a joker when it sees it.
Governor Uleun of North Carolina
has come oat for Governor Harmon of
Ohio, G rover Cleveland's former attor
ney general, for the 111 J presidential
nomination on the democratic ticket.
Governor Glenn wUl no longer be the
welcome visitor at Falrview that he
once wu
Prospects for Postal Savings.
Congreeamftn Hitchcock's paptr, the
democratic WorM-HeraM, manifests
great glee oer, the Associated Press
report from Washington to the effect
thst the enactment of legislation for
the establishment of postal savings
banks must wait on the report of the
monetary commission and be consid
ered In connection with that commis
sion's recommendations. Whether the
sources of Information of the Asso
clted Press correspondent are good or
bad will transpire later, but the World
Herald, whose editor and publisher
holds down a $7,500 seat in congress
for performing official functions lim
ited to the free distribution of seeds.
already wants to know "how tho Amer
ican people must enjoy being swin
dled" by the republican platform
declaration for postal satlngs.
One would Imagine that of nil sub
jects Congressman Hitchcock's paper
would be chary of tackling it would be
postal savings banks. Mr. Hitchcock
made four campaigns on a' personal
platform pledging his best efforts for
postal savings. Two of these cam
paigns were successful and two unsuc
cessful, but beyond the introduction of
a bill, which some one had drawn for
him, his work to promote postal sav
ings banks is not perceptible. After
"swindling" his constituents four
times with unfulfilled promises, in his
last compalgn he took back all ho had
said for postal savings and embraced
the Ignis fatuus of deposit guaranty in
its place. His postal savings bank
promises of four previous campaigns
were discarded off-hand and he played
to the galleries In Joint debate as the
champion of private banks safeguarded
by a guaranty fund.
But what is the World-Herald editor
going to do now when he returns to
congress? Will he go back to his first
love of postal savings, or will he work
to that object with the republicans
who favor It? Or will he stay with
the democrats clamoring for deposit
guaranty, which he knows he cannot
get? If postal savings is defeated or
Indefinitely deferred it will be because
It gets no help from democrats like
Congressman Hitchcock, who talk on
both sides and do nothing.
The Public Domain.
Secretary Dalltnger's suggestions for
legislation affecting the public domain
appear to be based on a thorough in
quiry into, the defects of 'existing laws
for meeting the conservation and
reclamation policy of the Roosevelt
and Taft administrations. It is evi
dent from the text of Mr. Balllnger's
report that congress had In the begin
ning too little forethought concerning
public lands, and that we have on the
whole been too prodigal with our
riches, as a result of which much
substance has been wasted that with
proper prevision might have been safe
guarded. Remedial laws seem to be
among the immediate needs of the land
office administration particularly gov
erning the coal lands in Alaska, and
giving more definite authority apper
taining to coal, oil, phosphate and
other deposits in the states, as well as
water and timber rights.
Properly avoiding any controversial
comment on the admitted mistakes of
the past, Mr. Balllnger wants their
lessons made the foundation for en
lightened effort toward future control
of the resources still within public con
trol. Whether the govenment should
retain control through a system of
leasing or through supervising restric
tions, ia for congress to determine, but
the public interests call for immediate
measures to prevent either monopoly
or extortion, without, however, un
necessarily impairing or impeding de
velopment. One point made by Mr. Balllnger
should not be lost sight of In the zeal
to administer the lands for the best
interests of the people and against per
sonal or corporate greed, and that is
that investment in these projects is to
be encouraged. The restrictions must
not be made so severe that the domain
continue idle, nor so costly that the
excesses be charged back ultimately
upon the consumer. What is wanted
is thoughtful and efficient adjustment
of conservation and development so
that the public domain may be really
devoted to the public welfare.
An American Admiralty?
Conflicting reports come from Wash
ington concerning the recommenda
tions of the so-called Swift board for
reforms in the Navy department. This
is the board of officers appointed by
Secretary Meyer to investigate naval
affairs here and abroad, with a view
to suggesting possible Improvements in
our strategy and general service. Its
report to Mr. Meyer has been closely
guarded, but enough has been dis
closed a warrant the belief that radical
reforms are In prospect.
The younger element among our sea
fighters has urged the elimination of
what It considers dry rot, and it is be
lieved that this faction has to a con
siderable degree persuaded the Swift
board to some of Its proposals. Among
other things the Swift board is ex
pected to recommend is reorganization
of the navy yards, so that they shall
be conducted on modern business
principles, like private concerns, with
co-ordination in all branches, and
another suggested Improvement said
to have found favor 1s the removal of
somewhat haphaxard methods of ship
construction, so that vessels may be
designed more absolutely by exports
on scientific lines. Instead of being left
to a civilian secretary subject to con
gressional directions.
The most revolutionary proposal to
come, however, advises establishment
Of au' admiralty board siuitlsr to that
of Great Britain, a senior sea power
of the most eminent officers of the
service to pass on all needs for an in
crease In naval strength and all meas
ures for new construction. Whether
congress Is prepared to establish an
American admiralty Is open to doubt,
and It is very likely also that this
feature will be disapproved by Secre
tary Meyer in reviewing the Swift re
port. Such radical Innovations will
doubtless be left by the secretary for
congress to consider apart from his
own recommendations, and he will
probably submit the Swift report as a
separate document In addition to his
own views. Our traditions and custom
have been against putting too great
power Into the hands of an admiralty,
deficient though our present bureau
system may be In various particulars,
and congress may be counted on to go
slow In acting on any new naval program.
Uneasy Cuba.
The recrudescence of unrest in Cuba
seems on first consideration to be
largely a matter of partisan contention
among the Island politicians, in which
case It may amount to no more than
an exceedingly lively campaign in the
next election. It must be borne in
mind, however, that Cuba is In the
j one where political unrest begets
sudden revolutionary movements, and
the history of the Island is not encour
aging to placid contemplation of such
Imbroglios as that which seems to have
developed betWeen the Gomes and
Zayns constituencies.
After our past experiences with our
southern neighbors, it would be dis
tinctly discouraging, if not discomfit
ing, to have conditions arise that
would require us to Interfere again for
the sake of peace and progress. It is
sincerely to be hoped that the good
sense of the Cubans will save us from
any such further embarrassment, but
In the meantime it seems to be neces
sary for us to maintain a watchful eye
In that direction, with a view to speak
ing a pleasant but firm fatherly word
in case the ruction gets too belligerent.
The Indian Supply Depot.
For about ten years Omaha has been
the Beat of one of five or six Indian
supply depots, whose discontinuance is
now recommended by Secretary Bal
llnger in his report as head of the In
terior department, under which the
Indian bureau comes. Mr. Balllnger's
reference to the supply depots is as
follows:
I am strongly In favor of discontinuing
the United States Indian warehouses at
New York,- Chicago, BL Louis, Omaha and
San Francisco as soon as It Is possible to
clear up the business that will pass
thrdugh them under the annual contract
system. The Indian service Is purchasing
about 12,000,000 worth of supplies each year
under a system which is in nowise based
on commercial methods. It Is purposed to
develop a system of purchasing through
purchasing agents and to make arrange
ments for the elimination of certified
checks, contracts and 'bonds and to pro
vide for tho settlement of all bills within
discount periods certainly not exceeding
thirty days from delivery.
Mr. Balllnger does not in this make
plain exactly what ho wants to sub
stitute for the warehouse system, and
perhaps the details of his proposal
should be awaited before passing Judg
ment on the question of continuance
or discontinuance.
It goes without saying that so long
as the government provides reservation
Indians with articles of food consump
tion, wearing apparel and household
necessities there must be distributing
points, and the location of these dis
tributing points must be governed by
considerations of proximity to the
reservations,' railway service 'and stor
age and warehouse facilities, and also
by convenience of market and favora
ble conditions for lowest prices. Omaha
met all these tests when the supply
depot was located here and has con
tinued to meet them. The same
reasons which have made Omaha a de
sirable point for assembling and re
shipping Indian supplies in the past
should make it a vantage point in any
other method of distribution which,
may be adopted.
Watching; the Payroll
Coming so soon after the plea for an
Increase of salaries among government
clerks, the publication of the blue book
somewhat startles with its consider
able increase in the aggregate of the
payroll and In the number of persons
on it. Next year the payroll will be
swelled by $5,000,000 more In extra
ordinary expenses because of the
census work, and it would seem as
though the agitation for a higher rate
of pay for public service employes
would have some serious obstacles to
surmount.
Mr. Payne has voiced the sentiment
not only of congressmen, but also of
the people in his recent utterance that
economy should be the watchword of
the coming session. In the matter of
the payroll the government is in the
same position as that of any commer
cial institution, facing a never-ceasing
pressure toward higher wages. It is
easy to swell payrolls, and always Im
possible to cut them down without In
flicting hardship, and In the face of
the blue book figures it Is well for all
heads of departments in the govern
ment service to prune estimates to
reasonable limits as a guidance for
careful congressional appropriations.
It ought to be Omaha's ambition to
be a musical center as much as It Is a
commercial center. But musical cul
ture la of slower growth and requires
more cultivation than do commercial
ventures. Our most enthusiastic music
lovers have enlisted in a movement to
Insure success for an annual May fes
tival, which can be, and ought to be,
made the musical event of the year.
Public-spirited citizens should encour
age the culture side of life in Omaha
by substantial support for the pro
jected May festival, which when once
well established may be expected grad
ually to become self-sustaining.
Effort on the part of the Ilinols utate
factory inspector to turn the Cherry
mtne disaster Inquest Into a child Isbor
Investigation would seem to be mis
placed seal. Violations of child labor
law are subject to his activities regard
less of the fatality. The purpose of
the inquest should be to discover the
blame for the tragedy in order to pre
vent similar visitations.
If we were to believe the democratic
organs, every time a change is made
in a federal office it is because the out
going Incumbent was a Ryosevelt man.
If we had a democratic president they
would all go, whether Roosevelt men
or not, simply because they were re
publicans. If Omaha undertook to knock on the
State fair at Lincoln the way Lincoln
Is trying to backcap the Corn show at
Omaha, what a terrible outcry would
be raised at the state capital.
A Speechless Jarlst.
St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Up to date we have not received an ex
pression of opinion from Judge Orosscup
of Chicago on the St. Paul decision In the
Standard OH case.
Back to Storting Point.
Chicago Tribune.
If Colonel Wnttersoti '"can't name the
next domocrallc presidential candidate,"
men and brethren, who under the b'.ue
ethereal dome can name him? Is It up to
the editor of the Commoner again?
Jostllagr a Stranger,
New York World.
The encouragement the law gives to hon
esty finds a curious Illustration in the legal
obstacles thrown In the way of the broker
who Is trying to reopen the proceeding
in bankruptcy against him In order that he
may pay his creditors In full.
The I.lmlt of Brntallty.
Baltimore American.
Tho brutal act of a chauffeur In New
Tork in banking a woman nearly to death
In efforts to shake her body free of the
machine In which her clothing had en
tangled it has led to talk of drastlo pun
ishment for speeding. This new danger of
civilisation has, at present, so few checks
and such light penalties that It has made
the automobile a threat to life and limb
in every city street and country road. Both
the laws and public sentiment have been
too lax In this respect, and the public are
paying a fearful price for this laxity.
Monkeying with the Ilnss-Saw.
New Tork Tribune.'
Lord Ashbourne, a Judicious and well In
formed statesman, declares that there Is t-o
authority for disputing the right of the
peers to do as they please with the bud
get. Perhaps not. There may be no techni
cal academic authority against a man's
right to monkey with a buss saw. Ac
cording to Lowell:
The right to be a cussed fool
Is safe from all devices human.
But one of the Iworld's greatest author
ities long ago - reminded us that there are
things which are lawful which are not ex
pedient.' i" ' i
Bryan'a Mem Paramount.
Philadelphia Ledger.
If Mr. Bryan wishes now to take up pro
hibition as an Issue, we do not see why
anybody should object, except the prohibi
tionists. Bryan must have something to
talk about, and he has tried almost every
thing else. This is really much nearer his
comprehension than most of the notions ha
has taken up before, and while the prohibi
tionists may not rejoloe in his unlucky
championship, his former democratic fol
lowers ought to be pleased to have him
shift his attentions to another party. As
to his assertion that the "liquor Interests"
defeated his presidential aspirations, few
will be willing to give the liquor interests
credit for so great a publlo service.
NEBRASKA DOIISU THINGS.
Prise Cultivators of Cora Prodaca
Astonishing Results.
Sioux City Tribune.
The boys over in Nebraska ara producing
lit bushels of oorn to the acre.
Whatever lack of efficiency there Is In
the conduct of public affairs under the
democratic administration, the farmer boy
are certainly doing their part. In the corn
growing contest for boys under 18, Wil
liam A. Wiese of Wast Point took the 1300
prize for 114 bushels raised on one acre.
He did all the work himself and realised
$115, Including the G0 prize, for his aor of
corn. He was able to sell the corn at a
premium price.
Along with this result In bushels and
money the boy was able to make to the
State Board of Agriculture a detailed state
ment of his work, showing Intelligence and
system as well as energy. Other boys who
competed In this corn-raising contest
showed good results, 93, 85, 79, 77 and 1
bushels to the acre, and so on down to
the lowest on the list, who, ou the hilly
and washed-off land at Gretna was able
to produce only i3 bushels to the acre.
It all shows how the farmers of Ne
braska are attending to their business and
are training up the boys to appreciate
Intelligent and proper handling of the soli.
When the young soldiers of Iowa, Wis
consin and Illinois returned from the
war, married their sweethearts and went
Into the little sod houses on the prairie
homesteads of Nebraska, no one dreamed
of the splendid achievements they would
work out In the then uncertain prairie
state.
The 900x400 miles of pralrte, sloping up
ward from the Missouri river at the rate
of eight feet to the mile, was considered
high and dry and was marked on the early
maps as a purt of the great American
desert The people of the older states,
sending their young folks out to the now
prairie homesteads, hoped for the best, but
doubted the experiment. "There Is no
timber for fuel or fencing or building,"
they said, "no spring or running water for
the stock," and what was a country gool
for with neither wood nor waterT
Now these Nebraska farmers have the
best water system and the btst water in
the world, and while they have no timber
nor coal, they have no waste land, and
every acre Is either a corn, or wheat, or
alfalfa, or grass-producing acre, and the
money Income from one of these pnduclug
acres will pay the farmes' coal bill for a
year.
Of the sevn corn states In tha union.
Nebraska stands with Iowa and Illinois as
one of the three great corn states of the
world.
And the Nebraska farmers know the
value of tbelr land. They know how to
get the beat results and their boys know
that It pays to be Intelligent and to un
derstand tbe soli., There are lightweight
politician, lightweight governors, light
weight congressmen and senators, bu the
corn raisers of Nebraska are not light
weight
Arm Gossip
Preliminary reports have reached the
War department concerning th work so
fat accomplished by th army board In
session at Rock Island for the purpose of
reducing the burdn of the foot soldier.
The board, under Colonel H. A. Oreene,
Tenth Infantry, has taken up th question
In a most practical way. It ha gone into
th subjeot with a thoroughness which Is
quite unprecedented In all the history
which relates to efforts In the same direc
tion. The board Is conducting tests In th
field, and Its final report will be basd
on conclusions which are sound and which
have the advantage of the demonstration
of service. It is expected th work of th
toard will not be completed before March
or April.
The adjutant general of the army has
had tha records searched with a view to
showing the sources from which were ap
pointed commissioned officers of the army.
It appears from these statistics thst !3.K
per cent of the officers on the active list
of the regular army October IK were grad
uates from the United Slates Military ca
demy, that lt.87 per cent of those officers
were appointed from the army, and that
48.HT per cent were appointed from civil
life. Of the 43.07 per cent appointed from
civil life, 21.38 per oent had had prior jerv
ice In the army and 22 29 per cent had had
no such prior service.
An Interesting compilation has ben made
In the adjutant general's office concerning
the most effective method of advertlslns
for lecrults. Tho reports are In th line of
the experience of previous years In favor
of the sight of the recruiting flag and ota-
lon and the use of tha recrultlna- oostar.
which attractod more than half of tho an-
pllcants for enlistment. Various methods
ave bean tried In a number of the dis
tricts, such as advertising In street ears.
ferry house advertising, hand bills, painted
wail and Tence signs, moving pictures, thea
ter curtains and a base hall score hnnlc.
The methods adopted by army recruiting
orncers to attract th attention of rn-jn
who are likely to be candidates for anll.t.
ment have been varied and resouroeful.
The use of newspaper advertisements was
.ti . i . . 7
ini'uniinuea last JceDruary.
Several retirements of armv nffli-Ai-a in
In prospect as a result of reoommendatlon
made by boards before which these offi
cers have lately appeared for examination
as to physical fitness. Major Charles a.
Iwyor, Seventeenth infuntrv wh ap
peared before a board at Governor's Island,
naa been recommended for transfer from
the active list Another offloer so recom
mended Is Colonel Edward B. Pratt, Thir
tieth infantry, on duty at the Presidio of
San Francisco. The army retiring board
In the ' case of CaDtoln A. A. rahnl
Twenty-fourth Infantry, on duty at Tort
untarlo, New York, has found that officer
not physically dlsaualified for dutv. Con.
tain Cahanlss recently intiMr.il trn tho
board which was In session at Governor's
Island and of which General Leonard
Wood was president. A d,.lnv h.. Kcn
authorized In the examination for retire
ment of Major William L. Buck. Tenth In
fantry, who Is In the armv sreneraJ hos
pital at Washington and who was recently
ordered before the retiring board In session
In Washington.
President Taft will shortly consider th
list of officers of the army who may b
regarded as eligible to appointment as
brigadier general In the vacancy which
will take place on December 29. th date
upon" which, ft Is understood, that Briga
dier General W. S. Kdgerly will be retired
upon the recommendation of th army re
tiring board, which met at Governor's
Island, with Major General Wood a pres
ident General Edgerly would, ordinarily,
be retired on May 29, 1910, by operation of
:aw, but his transfer from the active list
will occur next month on account of In
capacity for duty. He has been granted
leave of absence until December 39, and by
that time his successor will be announced.
Appointments to the grade of brigadier
general during 1010 will occur on January
24, when General J. a. D. Knight will re
tire; on March 18, when General Charles
Morton retires, and on November 14, when
General A. L. Myer retires. A new chief
of engineer will be appointed In June,
upon the retirement of General W, L. Mar
shall.
The secretary of war will not issue or
ders for the stoppage of pay In the cases
of those army officers who have bean re
ported by the auditor for the War depart
ment as owing the government In amounts
respectively paid during the war with
Spain and In th Philippine later for "ex
ercising higher command" than that de
volving upon them by virtue of their
proper rank. Many officers have been un
expectedly confronted with an Indebted
ness upon the finding of th auditor, and
the sums ranged from 1100 to 22,000. As has
been pointed out In these columns, the
requirement, that such officer shall re
fund to the Treasury department the
money, which has been paid thesa by army
paymaster in good faith and received for
duties properly and actually performed,
operates as a distinct bardthlp. The War
department authorities made an effort to
have the obligation removed by legisla
tion at the last session of congress, but,
for some Inexplicable reason, it was taken
out of th army bill In conference. The
reoommendatlon for the relief legislation
will be renewed at the coming session of
congress, and. In th meantime, the secre
tary of war does not consider It necessary
to cause the stoppage of pay of the offi
cers so unjustly treated.
PERSONAL NOTES.
Eusapia Palladino 1 certainly good at
materlllzatlons. She entertained thirteen
people at a seance In New York the other
day and by dl doing materlllsed ItifiO.
Governor Hadley of Missouri has recom
mended the erection of a monument to all
the soldiers union and confederate of his
state who fell at Vlcksburg, and the pa
pers In St. Louis ar supporting the idea.
Mrs. O. W. Butler of Troy, N. Y., is
atrbltlous to win the trap shooting cham
pionship, f ile Is one of the best wing shots
In the country, and in the last few months
has shown (treat Improvement In steadi
ness and accuracy.
William H. Iedstone of Parkersburg. W.
Va.. was burled the other day with wings.
Ills plan was prophetic, although It may
be off In detail. Th great chieftains of
the future will undoubtedly be followed to
Ihelr graves by their faithful aeroplane.
Referring to the report that General O.
G. M. JJodge has given up his business
nffiee In New York and had returned to his
old home in Council Bluffs to stay this
time, the Des Moines Capital says; "The
people of Of Iowa will once more give him
the glud hand. Here's hoping he may
stay out of bunlnens and take th rest to
which he Is entitled. Heretorefor when h
has decided to rest, somebody haa Induced
hiui to build a railroad. Let us hope that
he may enjoy long years of tranquility
and pease.
Old LtMOBl Lost.
Baltimore American.
John Bull has a long memory, after all.
The House or Lords was reminded the
other day how the nation lost the filled
States of America.
y.aaasxgaai.j.8- xtxaras
The Steady
Growth
of this bank has been partio
1 ularly noticeable in the ex
clusive Women'o s
Department
An ideal place for the trans
action of f inancal business,
for meeting friends, and for
rest after shoDDinir.
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First National Bank of Omaha
United States Depository. 13th and F&rnam Sts.
IMPHOVIXU THK MISSOURI.
Factor to lie Considered In Devlaiaw
Method of Control.
Denver Republican.
It is reported that In Journeying down
the Missouri river the national waterways
commission found the fortv-flve mllon
Just above the mouth In good condition
for navigation as a result of work done
in the last seventeen year by the govern
ment. This may be considered evidence that
were the work extended the entire lamth
of the river, similar results would be
achieved. But that conclusl on la contro
verted by the fact that In th last thirty
year or more the government did an
enormous amount of work at many Dolnta
much more than forty-five mllas above the
mouth of the stream. It should be shown
that what has become of that work before
Jumping to the conclusion that th problem
of improving the Missouri Is simple.
ice strength of the Missouri HvArnim.ni
and the alluvial character of It bank in
many places are two difficult faotors with
wnion all efforts at lmnrnvemn mn.t
dwU. So long as the current la permitted to
strike and hence to eat Into alluvial h.nii.
It will be exceedingly hard to maintain a
gooa navigable stag of water along th
wool oourse of the river.
Powlbly something of an mdurlni eh-
aoter would be accomplished If the current
were compelled by dikes to cling closely
to the rocky bluffs, which line It at VfLffoUB
points. These bluffs are not continuous
along any one side. At places the !ow
lands stretch for miles away from th
water's edge. But'ln many. If not at all such
cases there la a bluff on the oDDosIte
side, against whloh It might be practicable
to hold the current. From the bluffs little
sediment would be washed; and if the cur
rent could be held to them all the rvav
by switching It from Bide to side a occa
sion might demand, it mlarht he nrinllAihl.
to keep the channel dear of obstruction.
Hut the plan suggested would be difficult
and enormously expensive.
Borne method of oontrollnr the Mlasmr)
will, however, have to be devised if it Is to
be prevented from nourlna- a vajit nimntitv
of silt Into the Mississippi from year, to
year. Much of the obstruction to the chan
nel of the Mississippi comes from this
Missouri river slit; and to , prevent Its
accumulation Is one of the big problems of
river Impovement
PASSING PLEASANTRIES.
'Tn thnBA oM ilmnH wl.An , V. a.. M, H
DMOnle's head., th.. rn nt
ceeded on one modern Idea."
"What was that?"
"Th blook Bystem." Baltimore, Ameri
can
Mrs. Crawford Did you manage to coax
your doctor to recommend a trip to that
mountain resort you wished to visit?
Mrs. Crab haw Yes: but T nn't irn for
I couldn't get htm to add that a few new
t
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Trnl
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Nebraska Cycle Co.
represents the National Phonograph Co. in
Nebraska, and carries huge stocks of ' '
Edison Phonographs
including the models mentioned in the Na
tional Phonograph Co.'s announcement on this
page today, as well as a stock of
Over 100,000 Records
Nebraska, Cycle Co.
15th and Harney Sts.,
Omaha., Neb.
r
. Mr1Hi 1
dresse. would do m. a world f gOOQ.
l.rYr,a"n.nc,h,,eh,rWhk'h
"What .Is that?"
ss '
. "L1."le lrl-" the oculist, "your eye
4 spring isir
eyelasheTo? i-lr!i? ",e"e dutiful long
V"NTtrhlcaoure1 th9 ,lttle
?0ul(l..yo.u be contented with lov In a
coittage?" timidly Inquired the pitr young
''V.h' .v,?.' nwered the girl with Iarae
n nit we saved on th slse of th,.
house w, could putlnto the I automobile "
hm?,i ".t1 UBfV." ABked th visitor at the
benon show, "is a dachshund ?"
who hY'JrSi, ""T man
how 1cm.- a . ""ow
pullln' him in iwiT"M
"Oh. iWMr nn hu Ua M . .
oonijtant moon!" Interrupted -Juliet
swear by Mara, somebody will prova that
It doesn't belong at all. How ll HsJ lay's
oomet do?" Cleveland Leader.
TO THE CHBYSANTHEMUM.
W. J. Lampton In New York World.
Hall, thou.
To whom the flnHrnhiiMl , ,
v , , . . . . w icbiiui 0OW1
You r with us now.
Ana say I
The war '
Von ra out la a dream
That make the woman's flaring fashlo.n
seem
To be but motlev stuff.
Of which a llltl Is enough.
By gum!
Chrysanthemum.
You sure are blooming some,
And In your gorgeousness artso
To flaah your dazale In our eyes,
vVhich fills us with glad surprise;
Bewildering In hues and sue,
You are the florist's diadem
Jpllfted on a slender stem.
Where all Its worshipers may sea
This Brobdlgnae of botany.
Also, Chrys.
You are the farewell kiss
Th summer sun at setllng gives the world
Before Its winter mantle shall be furled
About It and the brown earth goes
Into a flowerless repose.
Likewise you are
The evening atar
In Flora' crown
The light
Comes down.
?urthermore,
pU are the poodle-dog of ' flowers : '
The fussy bunoh
That has the hunch
wner erstwhile rosy bowers
Wu all
That had the call,
But listen: Now,
Thou, and only thou.
In alt the blooming patch,
ThOU art th hnlo Anrn -V..f- . .
A radiant, rarged aneen 8 """cn'
In purple, pink and white and golden
sheen;
Alona
You alt upon the throne
And say
How much your subjects have to pay.
And thev nev It iru.
Oh, you!!
LZ"-
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Phonograph
You cannot judfe the Edison by hearing
other kinds. The Edison is the sound
reproducing machine at its best. It is not
a talking machine. It is a Phonograph
reproducing every sound faithfully the song
exactly the way the singer sang it; the opera
exactly the way the orchestra played it ; th
two-step exactly the way the band rendered it.
That is the Edison Phonograph as Mr.
Edison makes it the object of his constant,
daily care.
When he says he wants to see an Edison
Phonograph in every home, he means your
home. Do you not want one there ? Do yoa
not need this amusement maker for your own
sake, for your children and for your guests ?
Hear one today. Hear all the others too and
compare. Only in this way can you know
that what we say is true.
Edison Phonographs . . flZ.y) to H2S.W .
Rdison Standard Kecords - . . ..IS
Ertlion Ambarol Records (twice as long) .50
Kdiaon Urand Opera Records .73
There are Rdlsoa dealers everywhere. Go lo the nearest and
bear th Edison Phonograph play both Edlnon Standard and
Amberol Records. Get complete catalog from your do alec
or from n.
NATIONAL PHONOGRAPH COMPANY
v 75 LaWde Aveaue, Oraage. N. JL
Geo. W. Mickel, 334 Broadway,
Manager, Council Bluf f, Ia.