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THE REE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, DECEMHEU 3, 1009.
The Omaha Daily Bee,
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VICTOR ROflEWATER, EDITOR.
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says that the actual number of full and
complete copies of The Dally. Morning.
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during the
month of November, 1909, was as follows:
1 49.070 1 41,930
2 43.0B0 17 43,160
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7 40,040 22 41,600
8 .41,930 21 41,790
43,100 14 41,780
10 41,820 25 41,700
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12 49,660 ' 27 41,810
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Belay thee, Zelaya!
fie careful not to get your corn
show dates mixed.
It will be either the last or the last
ing House of Lords.
Brooklyn's weather forecast seems
to be hotter for Coler.
Mayor "Jim" had better stick to
chin music and the lasso.
There continue to be indications that
the Tammany boss is a loser with
' With characiorlttls frivolity New
York makes light of Its $11,000,000
With Nicaragua on Its hands, con
gress may not have so prosy a session
after all. '
At Christmas shopping time it in
variably gets to be a case of never mind
Mr. Pierce's lawyers evidently con
sider that swearing before a woman
Governor Stubbs will hardly mind
the club snub. As a locker antagonist
he locked himself out.
The moles of the Chicago tunnels ap
pear to have thrown up some respecta
ble imitations of fiscal mountains.
Another negro has been burned at
the stake down In Georgia. And still
we read about "barbarous Mexico."
The true Christmas flavor seems to
be In the air, with Hetty Green cutting
the Interest rate on Wall street loans.
About the most fragile bric-a-brac
nowadays Is the airship record. Some
new one is shattered every little while.
At this stage of the game English
men are not falling over themselves in
the scramble for the Job of viceroy of
The Judicial, finding that they are
not "common laborers" entitles Omaha
barbers to hold their heads up a little
Determined to rid himself of that
ancient libel about bis whiskers, the
farmer is now taking to raising beard
The Rock Island and 'Krlsco roa.d
have been divorced without going to
the divorce court. But they will still
Andrew Carnegie Is getting Just as
much free advertising out of it as if he
had actually offered Omaha some
money for a new public library.
Iowa offers to furnish the judge for
that United States supreme court va
cancy. Nebraska might dig up a few
ellglbles if properly encouraged.
The magazine rate per word has
been eclipsed by the establishment of
$10 fines tor offenders accosting girls
on the street with "Hello, kid."
Nebraska Is taking Its full share of
prizes at the International Live Stock
show at Chicago. When It cornea to
ralslDg corn and cattle, Nebraska can't
be beat. .
At last the one man who personally
witnessed the Chicago, fire, the Galves
ton flood and the San Francisco earth
quake has found this world too tame
and gon to ceek another.
Concentration of Troops. '
How completely the west has out
grown the conditions which confronted
the settlers Is emphasized by the an
nual report of Secretary Dickinson of
the War department in recommending
the abolition of Isolated army posts
which have served their purpose. Now
that the early Indian Btrlfe and other
pioneer problems have been settled, no
good reason exists for maintaining
troop In remote places, and we may
expect a gradual withdrawal of such
forces, In line with the secretary's pro
posal for centralization at the larger
cores of population.
Concentration works for economy of
administration and facilitates mobility
of troops. More than this. It meets
the double purpose of familiarizing the
public with an arm of the service
which Is comparatively little known
and of fostering the development of the
militia. Experience of European na
tions demonstrates that such concen
tration develops a more enthusiastic
loyalty for the regulars on the part of
the people, makes youth more eager
for enlistment and adds, to general
efficiency. In our own country the
peculiar need of a more seasoned mili
tia will undoubtedly be better met
through the federal and state co-operation,
which Is Intended to follow such
centrallcatlon as Is proposed, for the
volunteers will not only have the con
stant work of the regulars before them
for comparison, but will profit directly
by the expert instruction possible with
officers so readily available. The whole
project of strengthening the nation's
reserves would thereby gain mate
rially. The secretary's suggestion that the
youth of the land be afforded every op
portunity for rifle practice has Its
merits; knowledge of how to use a gun
Is useful Jto anyone, and when a coun
try needs men who have that knowl
edge it needs them badly.
Severance of diplomatic relations
with Zelaya's administration In Nica
ragua, and the virtual branding of that
functionary as a tyrant and a male
factor, have been done with such
strong and vigorous language on the
part of Secretary Knox that this coun
try stands committed to put an end to
his regime, If the belligerents whom
we have recognized are not able to do
so. The outlook Is that the belliger
ents have the upper hand in the troub
led republic, but at last reports Zelaya
controlled considerable area and Is still
the dictator of the legislature.
This may mean armed conflict for
the United States. Fortunately, the
crisis comes at the very eve of the
opening of congress, so that there will
be the fullest opportunity for mani
festation of entire accord on the part of
the direct representatives of the Amer
ican people. It must be evident to all
that the time has come when we have
to fulfill our duty to ourselves to en
sure the safeguarding of American in
terests and American Jives in the cen
tral republics. The matter of reparation
for the barbarous and unjustifiable
execution of Cannon and Groce can
await events, but there can no longer
be any reserve of patience concerning
the acts of Zelaya, upon whom Secre
tary Knox has virtually stamped the
brand of outlawry.
Our step toward armed Intervention
in the Nicaraguan embrogllo Is first of
all an assertion of our own rights,
which Zelaya has flaunted and out
raged, but in a larger sense it Is a
notification to all Central America that
we are determined to put an end to the
unstable condition of affairs in the
revolutionary zone, and to the world
that United States control of the west
ern hemisphere Is to be efficiently
No Cuitoms Diicriminations.
Great decrease of smuggling and
consequent large gain in revenue Is al
ready apparent as a result of the re
forms accomplished In the New York
customs house. This Is gratifying from
a business point of view and from the
standpoint of ethical observation. Dis
crimination seems to have been one of
the worst evils of the past, and an un
American class feeling cannot but have
been aroused by the manifestation of
It is apparent from the reports of
European travelers, as well as from
official records, that the law Is now
being strictly applied to all alike. This
is entirely as It should be, for this
principle has been fundamental since
the foundation of the republic. Mr.
Loeb has demonstrated that this pol
icy paya the treasury, and It will also
be found to have it value In maintain
ing the spirit of national traditions.
It Is to be hoped that the deferred
matter of international wireless tele
graphy will have an opportunity to be
heard at the forthcoming session of
the senate, fpr there . appears to be
good ground for complaint on the part
of the War department that our Inter
ests may euffer from not Joining in the
treaty to which many other nations
have already subscribed.
The recent experience of the United
States array transport Kllpatrlck may
be cited to Illustrate the unsatisfac
tory condition in which any ship fly
ing the American flag Is apt to find
Itself. It will be remembered that It
had great difficulties on tta cruise in
communicating In various parts of the
world and in some instances Its mes
sages were refused altogether.
If there are clauses In the Berlin
treaty to which the senate deems it
wise to take exception, it would still
be possible to confirm the general con
ditions Mtb such specific reservations
as would meet our peculiar require
ments. Reservations were made by
Great Britain and Japan, while Ger
many, Russia, Spain and other im
portant nations signed the convention
with no stipulations whatever. The
evidence at hand Indicates that thus
far our failure to Join in the treaty In
any form has worked to our distinct
The License Year.
Every successive period for reissu
ing liquor licenses seems to bring up
some new point of law, and this year
the new question is what constitutes
the license year for Omaha. In Omaha
the licenses for liquor dealers and per
mits to druggists to sell liquor have
always run from January to January,
coinciding with the fiscal year of the
city. Although the appointive mem
bers of the police commission took
their offices In March, yet as only one
went out each year, making the board
practically a permanent body, with the
governor as the source of appointive
power, counting his term from January
to January, "the municipal year,"
which is the phraseology of the law.
and the calendar year were taken to
be the same.
Yet the situation In Omaha would
hardly be changed from what it has
been, If it Is changed at all, except for
the fact that the last legislature made
the police board elective, the entire'
membership having a fixed term, be
ginning In May every third year. The
point contended for by the anti-saloon
representatives, therefore, Is that this
change of the law has changed "the
municipal year" for Omaha, bo far as
it applies to the Issuing of liquor
licenses, and that licenses issued now
cannot run longer than next May, al
though the applicant would have to
pay the full $1,000 exacted for the
whole year's license.
This is plainly a purely legal ques
tion to be answered by the courts, ac
cording to the requirements of the
statutes, and the decisions already
made under them. If the attention
of the law-makers had been called to
this matter at the time, they would
doubtless have expressly declared that
they had no purpose to change the
license year, but evidently no one in
or out of the legislature thought of It.
The new police board has already Is
sued, during the year, two or three
licenses running to January, and it will
be up to the courts to say whether or
not this period is the legal license year.
Bed Cross and Bed Tape.
The fact that some of the European
postal authorities have barred from
the malls matter bearing the Red Cross
stamps cannot but surprise the Ameri
can, who has come to view red tape
as a thing to be ruthlessly cut when
Interfering with worthy causes of hu
Each red cross stamp represents a
cash contribution of the private citi
zen for the eradication of white
plague. There Is no political or na
tional significance in the presence of
the stamp on a letter or parcel, and
the burden of weight Is infinitesimal.
In this country little or no confusion
has arisen because of their use, the
public thoroughly understanding that
they do not pay postage, but only rerve
as a bit of holiday cheer in a bene
ficial crusade. t
The arbitrary order forbidding them
in foreign malls appears to have been
an excess of officialdom. How much
easier it would have been to inform
the postal employes and public abroad
concerning their use Instead of return
ing to the senders or consigning to the
dead letter office foreign mall bearing
the kindly little stickers. The Christ
mas spirit seems to have overlooked
the grouchy red tape sticklers In other
If the republicans are to oppose the
merit system when democrats are In office
and the democrats are to oppose It when
republicans are In office, the reform may
and probably will be, many years In com.
But the democrats happen to be in
power in Nebraska right now so far as
executive and legislative responsibility
goes. Yet the late democratic legisla
ture put In more time enacting laws to
make jobs for democratic pie-blters
than it devoted to all other subjects
combined, and then the democrats had
the nerve to proclaim themselves to be
real nonpartisans. If the democrats
In Nebraska are so hot for the merit
system as they pretend, there is noth
ing to stop them from starting at It.
John Mitchell makes a creditable
showing for the sober intentions of
labor when he reports that strikes are
less responsible for violence and deaths
than are foot ball and elections, but he
must remember, also, that strikes are
far fewer in number, for which every
one is grateful. The strike Is an in
jury to society in other ways than
through violence, and Is to be avoided
except as a last resort.
There can be only approval of the
executive order commanding subordi
nates in government bureaus to make
their public communications only
through the heads of departments.
Centralization of responsibility is a
part of the discipline in every well con
ducted establishment, and loose talk
on the part of minor employes Is not
only disloyal, hut disrupting.
The Lincoln Star wants Lincoln to
prepare for the census. "If we sit
back," It says, "and allow the enumer
ators to do all the work they are al
most certain to miss a lot of us." It
must be alarming to Lincoln folks to
think that they might be missed.
Those who like to talk about the
weather and who have exhausted their
adjectives applying to the curreut
terrestrial brand may be diverted by
observing that the Martians are now
reported to be shoveling deep drifts of
It Is hardly probable that Governor
Shallenberger has so soon forgotten
the troubles Inflicted on him by the
last legislative session that he should
want more of the same before It be
In some cities dirt haulers are not
permitted to take their wagons over
the principal thoroughfares, but are
compelled to use side streets. Need
less to say that rule does not apply In
The voluntary dissolution of an Im
portant railroad merger rather creates
the Impression that even the magnates
are not finding consolidation alto
gether unmixed blessings.
It may be true that carrying school
books makes a child lOD-slded physic
ally, but the child who never carries
school books Is apt to become lop-sided
Perhapa It Hasn't.
From the calm way In which Standard
Oil take the dissolution verdict one might
suppose that it had no particular objection
to chancing" Its spots.
Keeping; Thing: 31 ot In sr.
According to the western newspapers the
railroads of that section are buying new
locomotives aa never before, vttilch means
an expectation of more to hitch to than at
any previous time.
Tarn On the Light.
Cleveland P ain Dealer.
Vice President Sherman complains about
the obscurity of his lot. He finds that
people do not recognise him on the street
or even know what his name Is. In time
they may get him mixed up with the
author of the Sherman act or the leader
of the muroh through Georgia.
More Tealan Prophecies.
Nikola Tenia, promises that people will be
one day able to talk through wireless tele
phones from any given points In the wor'd
and at smalt cost. And nobody now will
be found to say this wonder Is Impos
sible. It is a sjgn of the amaaing progress
of the age that we take as matters of
course what only a generation ago would
have been looked on as a miracle.
Currency Reform "In the Air."
St. Louis Republic.
The truest word of all Senator Aldrlch's
currency talks was spoken before the
Economic club of New York the other night
when he said that If he were given power
to write a new currency law for the
United States he cou:dn't do It. Mr. Ald
rlch, aa chairman of the currency com
mission, has gathered a lot of Interesting
Information about European currency sys
tems, but he hasn't found anything abroad
that would fit the United States.
DO IT NOW.
Another Ontbnrst on the Early Shop
n ping- Plea.
The advantages of doing Christmas ahnn.
ping early need 'rldt be dwelt upon to any
great length. A' word to the wise is suffi
cient. The earlier people begin buying for
the holidays the "better opportunities there
will be to make a good selection. Prudent
purchasers will be aure to do their shopping
before the crowds get too large. No need
fo notify them. They have learned by ex
But there are others. The others forget.
Tbey are simply thoughtless. They like
the convenience of early shopping as well
as the wiser ones. However, they require
only a word. Once their attention Is called
to thlH subject they will bear In mind the
necessity of early Christmas shopping.
But there Is another reason for early
Christmas shopping. It is more unselfish
than the other, but It will no doubt appeal
with force to every purchaser. Putting off
buying until the last week or so inflicts an
enormous amount of work upon the attend
ants In the stores. The average person
hardly realises the excessive strain put
upon a clerk by the inconslJerateness of
the thoughtless. 1
Remember that you will make life more
tolerable for others and for yourself and
will probably feel better satisfied with
yourself and your purchases If you do your
Christmas shopping early.
Polar Conversationalists Confound
The Nautical .Almanac Is a technical
publication of unchallenged accuracy, and
even Dr. Cook would not venture tovdls-
pute anything set forth within Its covers.
This Is none the less true, although the
almanac has served to make him out an
Impostor from two standpoints as oppo
site as the poles themselves. Admiral
Chester has shown, by subjecting Dr,
Cook's observations to the Nautical Al
manac, test, that the explorer was 300
miles out of the way that distance
farther from the pole than his observa
tlcns on a certain date Indicated. Ha
further demonstrated with an array of
flgvres that carried conviction to his
audlctce that when Dr. Cook wrote that
he was near the pole and proceeding
north he actually was beyond the pole, or
had turned himself around unbeknownat,
and was, of course, heudlng south. Those
were two of many instances he cited
where Cook's data did not square with
the Nautical Almanac.
These dlsclosuies of lr. Cook's Ream
ing obliquity caused coi.Ft-rnatlon among
Us partisans, but nobody hal the nivc
to question the authority and authentltiy
of Admiral Chester's accusing enmpari
That la to say, the Nautical Almanac
test upsetting Ir. Cook's marvelous story
stood practically unchallenged until Mr.
Walter Wellman, fresh from Spitsbergen
knocked Admiral Chester's argument Into
a cocked hnt, and In the most t-urprlsin;3
way. It was a left-handed "knock." but
none the less 4 finish blow. He, too, had
used the Nautical Almanac as n yard
stick, but In place of discovering the wide
discrepancies that rewarded Admiral
CleUer's scrutiny, Mr. Wellman found on
accuracy so minute and precise that the
only Inference to be drawn was that lr.
Cook, by the aid of a Nautical Almanac
fabricated his marvelous data at a hunt
ing camp several hundred miles Tiom the
pole! Taking a pencil and the almanac,
Mr. Wellman demonstrated the case with
which Cook's data might have been
Pr. Cook's data are aboard ship bound
for Copenhagen, but their Inaccesslblll'y
need not hinder him from confounding
Admiral Chester and Explorer Wellman
forthwith. The sending of a copy of M..
Wellman'a- argument to Admiral Chester
and vie versa should suffl
Around New York
Ripples on the Current of Life
aa BSeea In the Great American
Metropolis from Day to Day.
The Imported spook raiser now doing
business In New York at per puts a
prop tinder the suspicion that the metrj-
polls has a large and varied collection of
people entitled to the Marnum degree of
E. M. All lines of activity, from the learned
professions down to the submersed crowd,
have a good percentage of ensy marks.
One of them a type of many told her
story In court the other day, in an effort
to rid herself of lerchi s and recover some
of the 115,000 she gave up. The victim is
Mrs. Mary Brandts, and the smooth work
ers are Delia Goff, a masseuse, and Jacob
Lemondorf, manager of an employment
gency. Mrs. Rrandes Is a student of the
occult and had an affinity In mind, which
prompted a disire for a divorce. Miss Ooff
was employed by her three years ago, and
became aware of Mis. Uranties' secret
wishes. The servant Intimated that she
knew of a woman clairvoyant who could
arrange the divorce and obtain all the evi
dence and who had been active in her way
In some of the most noted divorce cases
In the city.
Mrs. Brandos desired to see this clnlf-
voyant, but says Delia Goff told her that
she was the medium through which the
woman worked her wonders, and she was,
In fact, the "concentration." Mrs. Rrandes
says she finally consented to pay the $10,-
000 asked and started to write a check.
'I cannot take a check for this," Mrs.
Rrandes, said Miss Ooff told her. "I
will have to get the cash."
Mrs. Rrandes said she went to a bank
and drew the money In $1,000 bills and
gave to the masseuse ten of them. From
that time, Mrs. Brandcs said, the money
was paid In smaller amounts. At one time
it was to obtain bail for ono of the de
tectives employed by the clairvoyant di
vorce accelerator, and another reason
served at another time.
Lemondorf came into the affair one time
when Miss Goff was - 111. Mrs. Brand?
said, and collected money for her. Mrs.
Brandes said that she gave him $1,000 once,
to be paid to the clairvoyant who needed
the money to get evidence, and there was
a charge being made from time to time
for expenses of detectives following out
the Instructions of the occult adviser, the
total amounting to $1T.,000. Mrs. Rrandes
Informed the court that she has a scrap of
a divorce decree to show for the money.
A woman walked up to the counter of a
fashionable hotel and asked for a package
of valuables which was in the safe, relates
'If I had not wanted one particular
thing I suppose I should have left the
package where It was for another three
years," she said to the clerk.
'Yes," said the clerk In answer to a
question after the woman left, "that packet
had really been In our safe for three years.
Why, we have all sorts of valuable papors,
Jewelry and even money that are entrusted
to our keeping for years at a time. People
seem to prefer a hotel f.afe to a safety de
posit vault. One reason, perhapa, is that
it coats nothing. Another Is that the stand
ard of hotel clerks has improved.
"It Is astonishing the amount of Jewelry
that people keep in hotel safes. Of course,
the owners have originally stopped In the
hotel, but they go away, leaving their val
uables, and I have known such persona to
be gone as much as two years and never
make an Inquiry about their property In
"To show you how much confidence peo
ple have in hotels and their employes I
might mention that the other day a man
came In here and put four $1,000 bills in an
envelope, wrote his name on the latter arid
asked me to put it in the safe. Not long
ago another man actually did the same
thing with seven $10,000 bills."
The clerks of several other hotels talked
In a similar strain without any outside
"I'll bet I have handled more than a mil
lion dollars' worth of Jewelry today," said
one. "Look here," and he opened the safe
and piled six or eight big Jewelry cases on
the counter, but hurriedly put them bock.
"In one of those I know there Is over
$200,000 worth, and what I showed you was
only a few of what the safe contains."
The great corporations In arrears to
the city for special franchise taxes since
1900 are resorting to Injunctions to pre
vent the comptroller from selling their
franchises at the advertised sale on De
cember 9. The amount Involved Is
The comptroller Is telling the delin
quents that he will accept part payment
on the arrears, but that he will not give
more time, and that if the major part
of the arrears is not paid on or before
wale day the properties will go under
Among the corporations affected are
the following: The Second Avenue rail
road, the Metropolitan, the New York
& Harlem Railroad City Line company,
the Central Park, North & East River
company. Third Avenue system, the
Consolidated Oas company.
Among the odd occupations that are
specialized In modern business Is that of
one woman employed In the carpet stor.
The best Brussels carpets, and perhaps
this holds good In other makes, csnnot be
prevented from "sprouting." When down
on the floor, as a specially-made rug. or
as a carpet, there soon appear small tufts
here and there, which detraet from the
looks and annoy the housewife. The oc
cupation of this pnfclil woman is to take
care of these sprouts.
With special needles and other tools
she goes to the affliclfd house, and by
skillful manipulation compels the loos
threads to get back Into place and stay
there. Her success prevents In many cuh
the goods from being thrown back on the
From the statement of Gertrude Atherton
that Chicago Is gloomy, ugly, frightful,
illrty, money mad and wicked, the lnfer
enro Is drawn that she does not like the
Mrs. Hose Pastor Htokea may lead a
s'riko of shirtwaist makers. Mrs. Slokes
has the advantage of being able to do her
share of striking without Incurring danger
As un lndicution of her desire to move,
a Maryland woman burred tho house. This
moved her all rlpht, but the other abode
she hid In mind was not the Jail In which
Now a fool ball team has won a vic
tory by prayer. Just as a matter of clean
sport, neither eleven should pray unless
the other does In whlrh catte both t-hould
pray the same prayer.
Wherever Dr. Cook may be keeping him
self at present, either for a rest or to
escape lecture bureau managers, he should
load himself up with moving pictures of
the place, affidavits of the waiters and a
few reliable witnesses or there will be those
to doubt Ms story when be returns and
tells where he has been. 1
Mm SINGERS ARE COMING
Omaha Saengerfest Committee Gets
EASTERN SOCIETIES SEND WORD
Many o Ksru-rted Will Attend
July Meet Inic Dearer nlt
l.ake .fltr Will Help
Hinging societies irom Milwaukee, St.
Paul. Peoria. Rait Lake City, Denver and
other large cities, some of which were not
expected, have notified the arrangement
committee of the Omaha Saengerfest asso
ciation that they expect to attend the
saengerfest that is to be held in Omaha
The local committee has extended Invita
tions to the societies of Kansas City and
while they belong to the North American
Sanger Bund, which comprises the central
states, they have practically aifepted the
Invitation and the committee believes they
will be here. The Salt I,ake City and
Denver societies have never attended the
National Saengerfest In this section of
the country before. The committee Is try
ing to convince the Kansas City societies
that they should join the Sanger Bund of
Invitations have been sent to other
societies and the committee now feels as
sured that the attendance will be greater
than at any time In the history of the
organization, or beyond all expectations.
The Saengerfest society of Peoria num
bers forty-six persons, but the local com
mittee has been assured that a crowd of
at least sixty Peorlans will come to Omaha
and will be accompanied by a band. The
Milwaukee and St. Paul singing societies be
long to a Sangerbund of the northern part
of the country and were not expected, but
they have accepted the invitations and will
be welcomed. The arms of the Omaha
society are open to ail society that will
The local singing society has begun hold
ing regular rehearsals and meet at 1130
Farnam street every Monday night. Thirty
attended the first rehearsal and this num
ber has been Increased to eighty and more
A meeting will be held at 4 o'clock Sun
day In the hall of Schmoller and Miller to
organize the ladles' chorus. All women
who read German music are Invited to at
tend to assist in organizing the chorus and
to take part in the rehearsals.
The male and female choruses will prac
tice together, later In the season, to pie
pare for the reception concert on the first
night that will be given entirely by the
local organizations. The visiting delegation
will take part In all other concerts.
The finance committee has been In
structed by the general committee to begin
soliciting funds for entertainment and will
begin their canvass at once. They hope to
raise $15,000 for this fund and a large part
of thla amount has been promised at this
The Saengerfest will be held on July 20
to 34 and the committee has begun to make
plans early In order to have them com
pleted In full time.
Collections of Duties at New York
on Personal Effects Shows
NEW TORK, Dec. 2 William Loeb, col
leotor of the Port of New York believes he
has convinced wealthy American travelers
that the tariff law was passed to ba
obeyed by all classes alike and In proof
of this he submitted today some astonish
ing figures of Increased customs receipts
slnoe a stricter application of the law be
gan. For the month Just ended there were
twice as many declarations and a 125 per
cent increase in collections as compared
with the corresponding month last year,
although 8,000 fewer passengers entered.
The total amount collected for the month
on baggage and personal effects was more
than $17,000,000 and for the fiscal year thus
far, the Increase over the preceding year
In general customs receipts is $,89LM6 for
DR. SHERRADEN ELECTED
FIELD CLUB PRESIDENT
Officers Address Meeting; Held at
Commercial Clnb Followlnn
Cloae of Election.
The annual election of the Omaha Field
club was held yesterday. Dr. W. H. Sher
raden, who succeeded to the presidency on
the resignation from that office of John
W. Parrlsh, was elected without opposi
tion for the ensuing year.
Judge George A. Day was chosen vice
president. Conrad II. Young was also a
candidate. John W, Hughes, the unopposed
candidate for the secretaryship will enter
on his fourth term. Philip Potter, who lius
been the treasurer of the Field club since
Its organization about ten years ago, was
chosen to continue in the office for another
The members of the board of directors
elected are: G. F. Kpeneter, G. K. Haver
stlck and J. B. Porter. The election was
followed by a meeting at the Commercial
club last night when the officers were In
stalled. Several speeches were made dis
cussing the affairs of the club.
DEATH OF HUSBAND
DRIVES WOMAN INSANE
Mrs. Knale Otenian Kent to Asylum
In Iown Husband Uled In
Brooding over the sudden death of her j
husband, who was a waiter at the Calu
met restuurant,' Omaha, until she was In
sane, Mrs. Essie Oteman, 1110 Eleventh
avenue. Council Bluffs, was sent to the
Mate o.ijlum at Clarinda, la., yesterday.
Andrew Olson, the woman's stepfather,
filfd the complaint. Last February Ote
man was found unconscious on the street
In Omaha and died without regaining his
PEOPLE ONLY HALF AWAKE
So Insists Benjamin Mills EsponndlngT
on Poaslbllltlrs of Human
"Most people are only half awake, their
fires are damped and the drafts checked,"
declared Benjamin Fay Mills last night In
addressing an audience at the Lyric.
Mr. Mills took up an analysis of the
mind of man, insisting that natural pow
ers could be developed until most ail the
troublea of human kind could be ban
ished. He will give a lesson this after
noon at the Lyric on "The Greatest Oc
cult Teaching" at 4 o'c;ock. His course
of Emerson lectures will ba continued
"So voung Htnvlate Is calling now at your
house.' He Is one of the best fellows going
"Oh, yes, ho Is going all right, but he
never goes." Baltimore American.
Mr. Cassldv-Awn will yea listen to this,
Nora? A Baltimore mon hugged his wolr
so tightly on th' golden wedding thot he
broke two av her ribs. ,
Mrs. Cossldy Ah, Patrick, awn lent tit
grand to fr such affection after all thlm
years? Philadelphia Press.
"Do you ever find It desirable to oppose
"Yes." answered Mr. Meekton. "I al
ways feel less likely to annoy Henrietta
if I can avoid being her partner In a bridge
game." Washington Star.
"That was Dr. Pondrus who was talking
to you a little while ago. He's a very
"He must be."
"Why. how do you know? He was only
talking to you a few minutes."
"Well, It was long onouah to make me
very tired." Catholic Standard and Times.
"What was your first experience In com
ing to this city?" asked the traveler of his
"I was held up." replied the other.
"You were? Bv footpads?"
"No; by the nurse "Baltimore Ameri
can. "What led you to go into politic?"
"Two reasons." answered Senator Sor
ghum. "I wanted to see whether I
couldn't do soipethlng for my country. Ami
I also wanted to see whether my country
couldn't do something for me." Washing
He had managed to accumulate a lot of
money by more or lesa questionable meth
ods. "I should like to do something for the
benefit of the town," he said.
"Well," suggested the poor but other
wise honest citizen, "you might move out
of It.'' Chicago News.
Gunner I've Invented an auto horn. Tjet
me get you Interested In it.
Ouyfi What kind of a horn Is It?
Gunner Oh. one that people will Jump at.
"Oh, no," said the Impecunious nuthor,
"I don't mind my poor, bare garret. Horuer,
you know, wrote his masterpiece up under
"Where's your nuthorltv for that?"
"He certainly wrote them In the Attic"
SHAWN BHUI O'CONNOR.
T. A. Daly In Catholic Standard.
From the glens an' airy peaks
Of MoGllllcuddy's Reeks
Shawn Bhul O'Connor
Drawn the raw delights o' life.
Snare an' gun an' huntln' knife
Are his all, for ne'er a wife
Wears his name upon her.
Just his native hills alone
An' his wild sweet will can own
Shawn Bhul O'Connor.
Save for powder an' for shot
Village streets would know him not
Shawn Bhul O'Connor
But the priest b' Ballymore
Often finds beBlde his door
Tribute for his frugal store,
Knowing well the donor;
An' for gift o' grouse an' hare
Oft repays with kindly prayer
Shawn Bhul O'Connor.
Mighty hunter, yet a child,
.Shaggy nursln' o' the wild
Shawn Bhul O'Connor.
Relic o' the primal nian
Kre the Saxon rule began,
Erin's lord an' sacristan
Of her virgin honor,
May the peace o' God's free air
Keep you ever In its care,
Shawn Bhul O'Connor
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IT'S a little miniature a-em that
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BUT It plays AST standard 65
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eyes (we should say ears).
Ajro It la equipped with all
uesded expression aerloesi can
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large, oostly kinds.
FLAT It by band If 70a wish, as
yon would an atandwd player
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PZ.ATXK part is oonoeaJed It la
BEAUrrrULLT finished re
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of lta giant brethren.
A OITT like this draws forth the
latent eathnslasnxj the heart
felt appreciation of an EsTTUMB
family. OSE person may yet
It, hut STEST one enjoys it.
BUT one now pay a Terr small
amount down pay the halanoo
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brary of music, player and ,
other requisites witl
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The easiest price
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1513 Douglas Strtet
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