Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 22, 1909)
Powered by OpenONI
Tlllf HKK: OMAHA, -WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1D0.
Tt ib ,omai ia Daily Bee
I i ! j . ll '
FOUNDED BT EDWARD ROSEWATER. I
VICTOR ROSE WATER, EDITOR.
Entered al Omaha postofflc eecond
TKRUn nr t'HW!RiPTION. a
Bate I:: rniftMv"
DELIVERED BY CARRIER.
P.!! aV.X-AV' wi.::loS I
Evenlnt fee (without Sunday). per w.' ,5?
hvuriinf Be (wlta ftuntay), Pr
Burday B, on year ;
Saturday Be, one year
Addree air complaints of irreaularUle In
ellverjr to City Circulation Department.
OmahaTha lie Bulldlnc
South Omaha-TWenty-fourth and N.
Council BUff-IB 8eott Utreet.
Lincoln U Little Building.
Washington 736 Fourteenth Street. K. W.
Communloatlrtns relating! to nf and edi
torial matter should be addressed: Omaha
bee, Editorial Department.
Remit by draft, express or postal order
pavable to Thi pm Publishing Company.
Only l-cent stamps received In paymtnt ot
mall account. Personal check, except on
Omaha or eastern exchangee, not accepted, I
STATEMENT of CIRCULATION.
sr. t. r M.hr..t, -nnnrtaa county. ea.t
Meorp B. Ttsuhuck. treasurer of The Bee
ph;i.i.ih. fnmnane. hir duly sworn,
tsya that the actual number of full and gut while the Dalllnger-Pinchot epi
S'nTndl'v VuS dUrin'?"". so'de Is now In a fair way to be made a
month of November, u, was as oll'"
1 Wt.VTV IB. ....... !"
1 48,030 It
I , 43,700
4 ,i. 4S.1B0
T , 40,040
1 1. :.....
it . . . .i j...
Total. .'i it.-
Returned Copies, . . s,3
Nat Total ;.. x.943,009
Subscribed In my preaence and sworn to
before ma tola 1st. day of December,
ttel) " - M. F. WALKc.Il,
baerlbers leaving the elty tern
lierarlly should have The Be
Mailed to taem. Address will be
hasii aa eftea reaaested.
What shall, wm do with our ex-presi
dent's In Nicaragua? ,
The sugar ring appear to have been
trying to put Mr, Parr below.
Scoffers will how taunt the king of
Denmark with being an easy mark.
, . GOternor Hadley seems to have been
show ,t hat "Show me" has come to
talk, John W. may get to be known as
Doltef In the rumor of a new rubber
combine requires no great Btrttch pf
th imagination. . . .
' . I
farisians conclude that war is notlcern as against public welfare.
thg greatest erll. Well, Paris has
tested them ir.
Xr. Cook will doubtless find his lowest-temperature
'is In the shadow of
the Dane's disdain.'
kt nnir WfttA J f Ha nrlnr nlafm nf Santa
Claus still BtandBI aven Copenhagen
The beet sugar promoters detected in
la$d frauds evidently patterned after
their 'cane' Cohaina.
With the ban lifted from Red Cross
stamps, America may say Merry Christ-las
nin ib Merrio England.
Governor fehallenberger may not be
afraid of Mayor "Jim," but he Isn't
taking any unnecessary chances.
,WllI..those who did not enjoy the
great polar hippodrome be able to get
back (Heir money at the box office?
The Florida orange crop is never
safll it l harvested. The poet with
the frosty tongue is down on the
' Thd '-'dinftha man who gave his
mothorva Chfiitmas' present and then
blew tout his brains had a queer notion
of holiday obligations.
Tb discovery of wholesale Imita-
tlona in tho'Astor Jewela makes some
of tile Stories of the extravagance of
the rich read a Utue bald.
Hotieewlvea. who grumble against
mea'a combines for boosting prices will
observe' that it waa the women of Ken
tucky who formed a pool and cornered
the turkey crop. .
Chicago hag 'discovered that it is the
Tictim of a new form of graft, and that
the sponge It buys at $3 a pound are
tilled with sand. ' Now it la trying to
expunge lh sponger. "
Wlth th North nole controversy
relegated to obscurity, the scientists
will be able to devote more attention
to the dispute that Ib raging among
Burgeons over the merits and demerits
of ntovaine .
. Judge-drosscup, who offers himself
as candidate tor president if big pro-
posed new party can find no other can-
dtdate, now comes out In pratse of the
combines. w fom'ttlraeB Grosacup la a
rno that runneth over.
' Governor Sballenberger says he has
not yet determined what to do In re -
gard to an extra Msulon of the leglsla -
ure. This will keep the matter open
for some time, but Nebraska could
truggle along oven through the dull
dy of January and February without
the presence ot that body at Lincoln.
Silencing: the Muckrakeri.
The Balllnger-Plnchot controversy,
so - called, Is an unfortunate product of
the modern muckrake, Involving two
sincere men, each devoted to the public
service, In a misunderstanding which
was In a fair way to adjust Itself Into
harmnnv of endeavor if the scandal
moT,er hftd hRnds otf- Now-R"
ft matter of Justice to both men, an
official. Investigation is to be made so
that all this poisonous clatter snail oe
set at rest
In Its decision to review the case
fully and opeqljr, the administration is
manifesting Its accustomed frankness
with the public. It has been repeatedly
shown that Mr. Balllnger and Mr.
Plnchot both have been working zeal-
ously, wun liie oesi or motives, aiuug
similar lines to accomplish the same
results for the general welfare in the
matter of furthering the administra
tion's conservation policy. In spite of
this, conscienceless scrjbes have con
tinued to hound the departments, con-
press and the executive, and the sud
turning of the table, against the
muckrakers should serve to silence
. rmrtlrular affair
tnem as to tnis particular aiiair,
closed incident after open exhibition of
all the actual evidence, It Is not to be
supposed that the hissing of the yellow
Berpents will be permanently stopped,
for so long as the government lives just
tn ionor wui there be creatures of
, -. ,j
41783lveum ,ow euuugii lu Buieau miauiviuo
doctrine against any victim they choose
to malign. No man In public life ever
has been free. from the crawler, and no
matter how often Washington drives
th vrmln out. the unclean will return
to his habits.
The Corporation Tax.
It wa not to be expected that the
corporation tax would remain on the
statute books without suffering a con
certed attack from sources inspired by
the corporation lawyers, and such a
campaign is now in progress. For
tunately, w6 have a secretary of the
treasury who is not readily dismayed,
and he fully understands the animus
behind the abuse that the opposition
is promulgating under cover, and is
calmly . proceeding with the routine
work of enforcement based on the
regulations recently announced after
careful deliberation by the secretary
and the attorney general.
Doubtless the law will be attacked in
the courts, on the basis of constitu
tionality, but at present it Is an active
statute, and as such is to be enforced,
both for the sake of the necessary reve
nue thus provided for and also for the
ernment will thus be able to secure of
the inner workings of corporations sus
pected of being in collusion. It is this
publicity feature of the law which
drives terror to the hearts of the pro-
Jm.oters, and any ehwki upon in meas
. . 1 41 I-
ure are sure to do uasea on aeuiuu cuu-
Standing Firm in Nicaragua
The readiness of the administration
to meet every turn of the Nicaraguan
situation displays a thorough Ipslght
into affairs in that troubled republic
AU Zelaya's efforts at sidestepping will
Va" hlm I"1' eovernment
si&nas urm iu ii imwii icbwho w
niand a -stable executive control with
which it may. treat concerning Ameri
can interests within the Nicaraguan
It 1b manifest that thus far Zelaya
has sought to trick the United States;'
in the beginning, he still dominates
his congress, and the newly elected
nresldent is a creature of his choice.
The imurgents remain actively in the
field, and their revolutionary success
may be required to determine the Issue.
Th nrsnanra of American warshiDS
water8 mu8t continue a
whole8ome factor. There can be no
relaxation of vigilance on our part
until the last vestige of Zelayalsm is
wiped out of the land.
After having been bo ready and en-
thuslastic to acclaim Dr. Cook as the
discoverer of the North pole, it took
great moral courage for Denmark to
reverse itself, and In all the circum
stances it must be taken for granted
that the University of Copenhagen
8tood reaay t0 strain every point in the
explorer's behalf. Coming as it did on
the same day aa the American com
mittee's declaration that he had not
established his 'claim; to the Mt. Mc-
Klnley exploit, the Copenhagen verdict
Is doubly shattering to the faith of the
many 'thousands who believed in the
suave and entertaining traveler and
It should be noted that the decision
of the Danish savants Is that Dr. Cook
has not proved his case from a scien
tific viewpoint. Thus he remains dis
credited by the exactions of echolar-
hlP. there undoubtedly will . be
t&0B h0 wU1 clln t0 POP"1" belief
n his proiesiauons, since ne nimseu
Md no claim to being an expert
"dentist, and his report was plainly
tnat 01 Jrnftn- 11 n8 never reacnea
the pole, there is to do saia or mm mat
be was a niighty good guesser, for his
narrative, preceding Peary's, was
astonishingly close to that explorer's in
e report of temperatures and other
conditions at the pole."
'As the oaae stands, Peary has goue
unchallenged. and reaming has
I acknowledged him as the discoverer of
1 the pole. Cook won a wider-spread
1 popularity, and while the Idol seems to
have been shattered, still there will be
those .who will see In him a martyr.
The sorrowful tone of the Copenhagen
I verdict makes It apparent that even
the scientists are prone to spread the
maatle of Christian charity over his
lost cause. 'The general public, weary
of the whole affair, will be glad to turn
Its attention to other affairs that are
more worth while in the practical
bread-and-butter fields close at home.
For after all, what does the North pole
Bushiest and Pleasure.
The Nebraska Normal board has
served notice on the various communi
ties to be inspected after New Year's
that It is out for business and not for
pleasure, and doesn't care for midnight
suppers. Nothing In this warning,
however, will necessarily be construed
as au indication that the citizens of a
community may not serve the visitors
with a modest refection some time be
fore 8 o'clock in the evening. The
board may have its own peculiar views
as to Just what constitutes business,
tnd where the line dividing business
from pleasure should be drawn, but it
is not clothed under the law with
power "to prescribe to the citizens of
any community what they may or may
not do in the way of entertaining vis
itors. This being the case, it is reason
able to presume that, being warned in
advance of the coming of the distin
guished gentlemen on whose word will
depend the location of the bo much de
sired and sought after normal school,
the citizens will govern themselves ac
cordingly. In Nebraska hospitality is
quite likely to take the form of tables
decked with snowy linen, tastily gar
nished with attractive tableware and
heaped with such comestibles as even
old Lucullus might have envied. The
Normal board cannot prevent this, but
It would be a mean and . suspicious
mind that would harbor the thought,
that the warning Is sent out thus far In
advance that the citizens may have
time to get ready.
Helping the Settler.
Senator Curkett'a bill dealing with
the entry of lands under the reclama
tion laws will relieve a situation in Ne
braska and other parts of the west that
Is becoming unbearable. It waa-toot
the intention of the original act to
hamper settlers, but to assist them,
and the time limit was fixed solely for
the purpose ot preventing the land be
ing gobbled up by speculators or large
holders as It was under the original
pre-emption and homestead laws. The
government having tailed to provide
the water for irrigation purposes within
a reasonable time, has been enforcing
a hardship upon the entry man by com
pelling him to remain on his land con
tinuously when it was In an unproduc
tive state, thus forcing him to waste
his time and strength.
Under the Burkett bill it will be pos
sible for. these settlers to make final
proof and secure patent to their land
in advance of the government's fur
niahlng the water. This will leave them
free to go abroad and earn a livelihood,
at least,' while waiting on ihe detaUed
processes of the reclamation service.
Ihe delay has been occasioned by an
insufficient amount ot money, and not
by reason of any inefficiency on the
part of the government's agents or offi
cials. A real Japanese invasion ia reported
from Massachusetts, where the sched
lus is making war on -the gypsy moth,
which has worked havoc among the
Bay state trees. The predatory insect
is welcome to our shores if it will ac
complish all that Is claimed for it. With
New England killing off the moth and
the south exterminating the cotton
boll weevil, the farmers and planters
can add more Joy to their laugh.
The debate on the garbage question
has not yet gone beyond the point of
crimination and recrimination. For
the good of the community the city
council, the mayor and the health com
missioner should give over calling
names long enough to come to some
conclusion, then they can resume their
diversion of abusing one another as
soon as they like.
Building Inspector Withnell la to be
commended for his stand on the mov
ing picture theaters in Omaha. These
places should not be permitted to over
step in any way the limits of safety.
They cater almost exclusively to
women and children, and for this above
all other reasons should be surrounded
with every safeguard possible.
The czar of Russia may be an auto
crat, but he knows a good thing just
the same. That's the reason he had a
representative at the Omaha Corn show
trying to secure not only the best seed
corn, but the services of an admittedly
experienced man for the purpose of ad
vancing agriculture in his empire.
Senatorial courtesy seems to have
broken out In an aggravated form
among the Omaha city co'uncllmen.
Putting over an important matter be
cause an absentee member has told
somebody that he would like to be
heard on the matter Is certainly
stretching the point.
The voice in the telephone may not
become an issue in Nebraska, but it
will always be a pleasant memory for
some of the folks who have been trying
to promote an Investigation ot affairs
at the Lincoln hospital for insane.
Omaha hag been singularly free from
damage by fire during the winter, but
this la no reason for relaxation of vig
ilance on the part of those entrusted
with the care of property.
No Doabt of th Klna-ahlp.
New York Tribune.
The year's crop eattmatea show that corn
Is still king, In acreage and yield, with
wheat In second place In area,' but third,
after oat. In yield. To what extent th
acreage can be increased In future ears
I duhlnue question, but there I no
doubt that the average yield should be and
could be Increased. A little over twenty
five bushel of corn ami fifteen of wheat
la not a satlfnctoty record for propresslve
. Kvenlna; l Tklnaa,
There la no consolation for the moneyless
man In the report that a yacht owner waa
droweil.noar Kokaway Point. A poor man
fell over a pumpkin In Virginia In the prime
of life and broke his neck.
peed the Parting; Oueet."
Bryan. I headed south, and It la said
that ha will at leant go aa far as Rio
Janeiro. It doesn't matter much. There Is
lejia concern about him. In national poli
tics, than there has been at any other time
for nearly fourteen year.
Not the Whole Worke.
It la undoubtedly correct, aa Judge Orosa
cup aurmleea, that the corporation haa
coma to etny. Rut that doe not prove that
the combination of corporations to prevent
competition between them la one of the
things ordained by providence.
Thinking; People Worth While.
One thing that all the nations, even
China, at Jaat have come to know Is that
the mass of the people must he taught to
think, and to think somewhere near
atralght. and trained to competence In ac
tion. No nation la safe In these times, no
matter how sagacloua are her statesmen,
whose people are too Ignorant or too atupld
to be trusted with a share In their own
government or to be efficient In its support
Rival standard Oil Profits.
The FirRt National bank of New York,
which I used to be known aa "Fort Sher
man," has never lost the strong financial
footing gained In the days of specie, pay
ment reaumptlon. It pay regular annual
dividends of 32 per cent ' on Its capital of
$10,000,000, and yesterday declared an extra
dividend of 8 per oent, making 40 per cent
for the year. ' In 1902 It declared the equiva
lent of a atock dlvldend-of 1,900 per nent.
thereby Increasing its capital from (SOO.OoC
to the present, figure.
Reaching the Tender Spot.
The government has found the tender
ppot of the Illegal trust. Trusts are no
torious for their nerve and their only vul
nerable place la the nerve controlling the
pocket. Thia has been selected for the next
attack, and the government, now that ths
courta have decided that the oil trust la
a combination unlawfully In reatralnt of
trade, bas decided not to buy from It. Thia
Is going to the heart of the problem with
a direct and effective simplicity.
Boom In Railroad Dividends.
The railroads Were talking poverty at a
great rate the pther day, when the north
western switchmen's strike for more wages
threatened to spread. But they are sing
ing another tune In the current dividend
declarations. Louisville & Nashville, even
In the face of a short cotton crop, goes
back to its old 7 per cent rate, and Read
ing raises Its rate to 6 per cent, following
Norfolk & Western, Atchison and a num
ber of other lines In similar action. Here
Is a confession of prosperity which should
at least hush ''the talk of higher freight
Rive Improvement Must Come,
""Kansas City Star.
' One hundred 'million dollars secured by
bond Issue and applied to Missouri jlver
lmprovement,'-wwjld be paid back in freight
rates, and consequently in prices, to the
people of.. the west. In addition, business
would be stimulated and the aurer move
ment of .crops and-coaI and other freight
would rejleve the wealth of the west of
its greatest existing peril. ,
Large expenditures for Missouri river Im
provements must come to be regarded for
what would they would be the best pay
ing investment which the country, or the
western part of it, could make.
Farmers Make High Price.
An Omaha banker says that the farmers
In the west are holding their corn for bet
ter prices. A Lincoln (Neb.) grain man re.
ported that at ono of his country elevators
he offered two farmers 88 cents' for corn
and they replied that they would bring
In 10,000 bushels when the price got up to
$1. We do not 1 blame the farmers; they
are entitled to all they can get for tholr
produce. But 'what become of the story
In the muck-raking papers that the high
prices of farm products are caused by com.
blnatlona of wholesaler and retailers and
that the farmers do not get any benefit?
Tell that to the marines, but not to the
FUTURE OF FOOD EXPORTS.
Greater Production Needed to Con.
trol World' Market.
Wall Street Journal.
' In point of values this country is dc5lng
less now than In any recent year to supply
foodstuffs to other peoples. Our exports
of breadutuffs, provisions and live atock
for eleven months this year are the small
est In five years, even though we have
had excellent crops and a fair supply of
We are still shipping an average of $25,
000,000 worth of these products a month,
compared with 133,000,000 monthly In three
earlier year. But the days of rising rec
ords on the old basis are apparently past;
and we are facing a situation that Is quite
new to us,' after a century of surpluses of
such slxe as to bo a determining factor In
the world's prices.
N Thia tendency to shrinking volume ot
export credits for food products give rise
to a number of questions. Are we destined
to become an Importer of foodstuffs from
non-tropical countries? If so, how soon and
where from? Is It population' growth or
the ulh-ged decline In soil fertility that
tends to wipe out our margin of surplus?
Or may it nut be. both? What substitute,
It any, have we In sight to preserve our
balance of trade when our farm products
If American agriculture Is on losing
ground, by growing leas from a given out
lay ot labor and capital on land, then It Is
tlma to sound the alarm. The frontier
method of robber farming muJt give place
to the eastern rotation system, such as the
Pennsylvania Germans have praotlced for
100 year or more. The rule of animal Ufa
In. the restoration of soils may be learned
from them, for they car for and fatten
their lands a they fatten their cattle and
Our future as a supplier of foodstuffs lies
in the union between live stock husbandry
and scientific tillage on th same farm. If
wisdom rules here, w may regain In a
higher form our prestige as th seller
of animal and vegetable product to Eu
rope. If w fall there th future of our
agriculture must work out Its destiny In
the domestlo market, In which no other
country in th world lao blessed. But our
wheat grown s, our dairymen and our stock
is leers wUl profit Immensely by having to
competo with European methods and mas
ters, where th growing ot grain and th
breeding of live atock hav been olnc
for LOW years.
Soma interesting Change Ob
served In th Tamil j Sid of
r.lfe la the Whlta Monee.
Senators Stone and Warner, both of Mis
souri, had a picturesque tussle for prece
dence In the senate on day Inst week.
Each was trying to make a hit by Introduc
ing a bridge bill.
Mr. Warner was standing. Mr. Stone
amse and said: "Mr. President."
The vice president said: "The Junior
senator from Missouri."
Mr. Stone thought that the designation
hardly fit him and looked across the hall. '
He saw Mr. Warner standing.
"Am I the Junior senator?" "inquired Mr.
"The chair recognised the Junior sena
tor first because he saw him first." ex
plained Mr. Sherman. Then Mr. Warner
offered, a bill authorising the city of St.
I,ouls to construct a bridge across th
"The senior senator from Missouri," said
the vice president when Mr. Warner had
sat down. Mr. Stone solemnly Introduced
a bill authorizing the city of St. Louis to
construct a bridge across the Mississippi
Captain Megrew of th oapltol police Is
a nervy man, but when Carrie Nation ap
proached him he lost that characteristic
and hid his evor'-present cigar behind him.
Carrie asked the gallant captain the way
to the Union station, and he, with much
grace, escorted her to the portico and
gave the necessary directions. When she
had gone he turned and spluttered: "Aa
If she didn't know where the station was."
Previous to this the champion hatchet
thrower had been a visitor to the su
preme court and to the house of repre
sentatives, all the time, however, under
the watchful eye of one of the capltol
While passing through the corridor On
her way to the house she took occasion
to deliver a curtain lecture to several gen
tlemen who passed her puffing away on
The entire expense of the White House.
according to th National Magaalne. In-
ctudlng the salary of the president and
cost of c erlcal and office assistance I a
little more than the sum alloted hv the
Hollanders to Queen Wilhe:mlna, and Is
certainly not an extravagant ratio of ex
penditure, contrasting the proportions of
the two countries.
The total appropriation for this year, for
telephone service, automobiles, house-keeping,
care of conservatory and greenhouses,
printing, lighting and the multifarious
trifles necessary to keep up such an es
tablishment. Is $277,255, the lowest sum ex
pended In the maintenance of the White
House since 1904, except during the :ast
two years of the Roosevelt administration,
when a record waa made by keeping down
expenses to about $160,000 each year. With
the exception of these two years the ex
penses have been higher, chiefly owing to
appropriations for repairs and additions.
wnicn vary from year to year. The highest
executive expenditures are about one-tenth
of the civil list of Germany and one-eighth
that of England.
Captain Archibald Willlngham de Graf-
fenreld Butt, United States army military
aia to the president of the United States,
uves wun two brother army officers In
an old-fashioned house Just a stone's throw
from the residence of Representative and
Mrs. Nicholas Long worth. It is a few door
removed from the A lib! club, the most ex
clusive and unique social - organisation In
Washington, Captain Butt's house is filled
with Interesting mementoes, curios and sou
venirs gathered by him In his tours around
the country with Presidents Roosevelt and
The souvenir which Captain Butt prises
most is a letter written by Theodore Roose
velt, which has been framed. It was writ
ten by Mr. Roosevelt to furnish a perman
ent record of the famous horseback ride
by the president and his ml:itary aid,
which rater caused Mr. Roosevelt to Insist
on riding and walking teats by army and
navy officers. The president desired Cap
tain Butt to have a written record of the
Incident, and in course of time1 the letter
will become a valuable document. It re
cite th history of the rldo, give the
route, name the places where new horses
were obtained, and teKs of the terrible
condition of the road and the driving sleet,
rain and ahow which beat Into th faces of
A true Rooseveltlan touch is given In the
filial .sentence of the letter. The writer
told how both the rider returned In ex
cellent condition and declared that this
furnished "conclusive proof" that the rid
ing and walking testa for army and navy
officers waa not upduly severe.
Eugene W. Chafln, one of the presiden
tial candidates In the last national po
litical campaign, drifted Into Washington
the other day. After calling at the White
House In the morning, he went to the
capltol. and admired the historic paintings
of great men in the republic's other days.
Outside of the senate chamber Mr. Chafln
halted to take a look at a painting labeled
"Mistake," observed the prohibition
champion to his companion. "I spent a
lifetime studying Jefferson, and I know
his picture when I see it. That' a bad
A little farther along the corridor Mr.
Chafln came acrois a painting with the
nam of Patrick Henry attached to the
frame. "That's Jefferson," said the tem
Some one told Elliott Woods, the super
intendent of the capltol building, and' an
investigation showed that Mr, Chafln was
"These half-baked statesmen give me a
pain," eaid Representative Pat GUI, as he
stood among a group of Mlssouriana In the
lobby of tho Willard. "They think they
ar Daniel Wabsters before they find out
that Joe Cannon Is speaker.
"There's an old darky barber down In
the houso shop that' ha them sized up
right, and he has a gift of blarney that
would put Bork Cockran to the blush.
On of these new representatlvea blew
Into the barber shop this morning. I
looked a little frowsy,' and on would as
sume that h had dined heavily and slept
"The barber turned on the blarney
faucet at once.
" 'Mlstuh, ye' la a congressman, ain't
yo'7' he asked.
" 'I am,' waa th reply. 'Why do you
" 'Oh, I Jea' couldn't mistake It. I knows
a statesman when I see one. You re
minded m of man ol fren' Senator Thur
man of Ohio Jea' aa soon as yo' set down
In mah chair.'
" 'In what respect do I suggest that
noble gentleman? asked the new states
man. " 'To' breff, sah.' "
There ar six large boilers operating the
lighting and power plant of th United
States capltol. Fire ar under some one
of these boiler all the time and for over
fifteen year there ha never been a time
that all th fire bav been extinguished.
This plant operates eleven elevators, fans
and Innumerable electric lights.
When everything Is running In full blast
th power Is represented by 1.0W kilowatts,
or 121.900,000 amperes, equal to 221. (TO horse
power. With this tremendous work to do
thrre Is never a hltrh, and under the super
vision of Chief Electrical Engineer GUfiii
and his able corps of assistants the lights
at the capltol never flicker nor' the power
The most sensatlrnal feature of New
York divorces nowadays Is the nmount of
money the fair plaintiffs ran spend In a
Young Zelaya has been mulcted In New
York In the sum of $2,000 for breach of
promise. And Just when the old man Is In
no mood to honor a draft.
"Posterity will Judge Leopold a great kins!
with a grand reln," says the official de
cree. As an expert in divorce he Is al
ready so regarded at Reno.
Wti Ting-fang is said to be satisfied to be
transferred from this country. From thl It
would appear that the distinguished Orien
tal has no more questions to ask here.
Thousands of wild ducks are said to have
met their deaths In Oklahoma this year by
mistaking the oil lakes for water and set
tling down upon their surfaces. For this,
however, the Standard company can hardly
be held responsible.
With the passing of Chief Slugamus Ko
qullton, who died on the Yakima Indian
reservation at the age of 93, the Muckle
shoot tribe, 100 years ago on of the most
powerful In th northwest, has become ex
PASSING OF THIS SLEIGH.
Little More Than the Memory of the
Vehicle Items Ins.
It la little -short of treason to carp at
progress. We shall hardly be able to do
to ' It in Its manifestations we balancs
what we have gained agninst that which
we have lost Yet a feeling of regret can
hardly be repressed at times when the
things of life and love that once carried
their thrills no longer poaaees Interest for
a new generation. It Is not more than a
cuorter of a century ago when the sleigh
ing season meant a series qf r5ad carnivals
all over New England and In Boston In
particular. Its coming wa awaited with
tagcr Interest and enthusiastically, almost
mpluioubly. Improved when It arrived.
Every roan who owned a horBe also owned
a sleigh of some description and It was
pretty sure of making Its appearance at
the earliest opportunity. The prees went
Into descriptions of turn-out as minutely
as it now reports the ladies' gowns at a
New York horse show.
There are sleigh still, and there are con
servative people who like to recall the old
festival days of th road by using them.
On a pleasant Sunday there may be heard
quit a Jingling of the bells over the boule
vards"; but they eom comparatively lone
some and there 1 more pathos than pleas
ure In listening to them. The output of
these vehicles 1 annually small. When the
sleighing Is good the automobile can be
run, and the two method of transportation
do not sympathize. Those who own the
motors can put a little more value Into
them by cutting out the cutter. They can
still be seen on the speedways at appointed
times, .but as a public 'pastime their day Is
GROCERY" STORE POLICY,
Innovation Worth While la Govern
Kansas City Star.
A stand-pat senator Is quoted as saying
that Secretary -MaoVeagh of the Treasury
department "runs- hta- office aa he .would,
a firt-clas grocery store." And this Is
only one of the many "attacks" on the
secretary since he said, In his recent Bos
ton speech, that the system of tariff mak
ing In this country was one of "bartering
between different section and different in
terests." Come to think of it, the country could
scarcely ask for anything better at the
hand of the government department or
of congress than that they manage their
affairs a affair are managed In a flrst
class grocery store,' which Is likely to . be
about the best managed of all bujtlneea in
stitutions. A first-class grocer buy eco
nomically and asks only reasonable profit
He neither seeks nor aaqulree monopolistic
control of any commodity and he never
practices extortion. He ir enterprising,
using ail legitimate and honorable means
to prpmote his business and he sells neces
sities at sma'ler margin of profit tjian he
makes on luxuries. He constantly keep
In mind th rights and the mean of the
masses of the people.
More than all, he ha no favorites. What
the country needs is a broader applica
tion of the policies of th flrst-clgs gro
cery store In the conduct ot it legislative
and administrative business.
An exquisite appearing, fascinating sounding.
Too large td be classed as a talking ma- ., ,
chine; too small to be classed as a piano, ki'
but THE very "go between" for
Let us sell you one of these su
perb borne entertainers now let
us keep supplying you from an un
bounded stock of records during
the year to come. Everything
good said about the "Vlctrola" ap
plies also to the "Victor" talking
machine they're smaller, that'a
There's one of the Victor Co.'s products for every
sized purse pay $125, $200 or $250 for a "Victrola' V-.
or $10, $17.50, $25, $32.50, $40, $50, $60 or a-$100 for a
It's a bit of modernism YOU cannot afford to be
without we have the line you have the Christmas
gift desire let's get together.
1513-1515 DOUGLAS STREET, OMAHA, NEBRASKA
WHITTLED TO A rorNT,
"What do you think of Cook as an ex
plorer now?" . . ,. . .
lies out of lght!"-I'hlladlphl Led
ger. . ' .
Mrs. Crlmsonbek What are you going
to do with Hint porous plaster, John?'
Mr. Crlmsonbeak I'm going to are what
tun It will play on the pianola! Vonkera
"Stuck on lilmsWf, ain't he?"
"Is he? Say, do you know why he gave
up the Idea of becoming a physician?"
"Why?'' ' . J
"He whs afraid he couldn't feel a Udyv
pulse without giving her heart trouble!"
Cleveland Leader. ...
"Masie Plngwell offerd to sell klfses at
the church baznr for a dollar apiece."
Dear mel 1 ld she do well?"
"No. She mndu the mlotnke of giving
away a few sample, arid then nobody
would buy." Cleveland Plain lealer.
She I'm living on brown hired and water
to Improve my complexion.
He How lmg call nu keep it up?
She Oh, ' Indefinitely, 1 guess.
lle-Tlwn let's get married. Boston
He There's one thing I will say you make
quite aa well as your mother used to
She What's that?
He Trouble. Jersey City Journal.
"Papa, dogs always chase cats on land,
"Thr-v do everywhere, my son."
"Hut. papa, do ocen greyhound chase
a ea puss?" Baltimore AmerlcaJl.
"What nice manners those polite little
Thompson boys have!"
"Yes. They are always like thatJust be
fore Christmas.' Cleveland IMaJn lcalor.
"I suppose you all drank a toast to your
"No, we cut that out."
"Why, I am sure it wa on the pro
gram, the last toast."
"That waa the trouble. It wa the last
toast, and so we cut it out."
"Well, you , It wi to have been
drunk standing." Houston Post.
A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS PRAYER.
J. W. Foley in Culller s.'
Dear Lord, be good to Santa Claus,
He's bren so good to me; '
I never told him so because
He Is so hard to see.
Ho must love little children no (
To come through snow and atorm; )
Please care for hlm when cold winds blow
And k?ep him nice and warm.
Dear Lord, be good to him and good
To Mary Christmas, too.
I'd like to tell them, if I could.
The things I'm telling you.
They've both been very good to me.
And everywhere they go
They make us glad no wonder we
All lenrn.to love, them so. -
Please have him button" up his coat
So It will keep "hlm warm;
And wear a scarf about bis throat .
If it should start to storm.
And when tho night Is dark, please lend
Him light If stars are dim,
Or, maybe sometimes you could send
An angel down with hlm. .
Please keep his heart so good nd kind
That he will always smile:
And tell him maybe, we wlli find
And thank him, after while.
PTise keep him safe from harm and keep
Quite near and guard him when
He's Ured and lay him down to sleep.
Dear Lord, please dol Amen.
The'crowning glory j
of Cbriatmas good ,
cheer U a box of
In boxes of 50 these d- ,
gars are unreservedly re'
commended for holiday gift ;
solcly onacceuntof the? ual-'
itj each brand represents:
LA TUNITA, PaneteU
PALMA DE CUBA, Loo.
ORLANTVV, Mt:. d
W focto Size, 14.00
Universal Size, $5.00
f:;,y trt invtU inspection luii
tut obligation tt buj,
219 SOUTH IGTU STREET.