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UKu. a. TZtiCHUCK. ' rensuror.
Sueacribed lr my piaaeiiue and aworn U
tefoia in lliu lai day of Deceiuoer,- Mu.
eel M. f. ALKKK,
, ., , Xvouiry fuuiic.
the oily teas
porarlly ahoald hare lk Baa
tuafled to thro. Address will be
cbaaued a oftea aa requested.
Out ot print the North pole cook
book. - I m v
Copenhagen has a corner on the cold
And now if Andre should appear,
would he be believed?
The name of the new minister, Tang,
baa a sound like a Chinose gong.
Mr. Wu took a . look at the Hudson
tunnel and declared it a big bore.
It lookk as though the water wagon
would have to start out on runners.
Of course the glutton who ate forty
eggs in six minutes la cackling about It.
With Miss Spry as sponsor, the new
battleship Utah ough' to be a nimble
fighter. . . : . ..
The naked .truth appears to be that
New York society la mad over the bare
.The Bugaj rin evidently thinks Un
cle Sam is cunning his business on the
policy of your money back if you
The eclipse of Zelaya was not
scheduled f in . the almanacs, but It
proved to. be one of the most visible of
A Yale man claims to have verified
the ' Biblical ' tory of - Sodom and
Gomorrah, but whet says the king of
The nw president of Nicaragua is a
brave man to' hold the job after" look
ing Into J the Zelayan receptacle that
was once; a cash register. .
The new naval gun throws a pro
jectile nine mi)es,"but it is not to bo
compared with c, the polar explorer's
drawing of the long bowJ
The woman who forgot her baby on
a railroad train must have felt a good
deal of the embarrassment of the band-
man who lost hi bas drum.
If that ..Virginias carries out his
threat of marrylngCarrle Nation, we
may at hut get an answer to the prob
len; "The Lady or the Tiger?"
Gifford Tinchot was unable to reach
New Rochelle from New York on ac-
count of the stow, and it's only "forty-
five minutes from Broadway."
The president may define whisky ab
solutely, that y the purchasing public
may be able to know exactly what it la
buying, but the bartender will still re
spond to the request, "The same,
please." , 1
The. esteemed Lincoln Star Is finding
It difficult to keep Its politics, or any
thing, e!e, on straight these gladsome
holiday times About the only consis
tent thing the Star does is to persist in
its abuse of Omaha
Down in El Paso the courts are cut
ting (he fines for excess of liquid stim
ulation as the. mercury drops, and
every Texan with a fondness for the
demon, runi may be considered aa pe
titioning for rero weather.
it is only natural that the World-
Herald should seek to make Dolltieal
capital put of the punishment by the
supremo court of a contumacious at
torney because the offender happened
to bo democrat. Not only is every
thing grist that comes to the World
Herald's mill, but It doesn't take much
to start it grinding.
The Lincoln Traction company is do-
Ing'much to prevent stagnation In the
cubiic mind at the capital city It may
pot bo fulfilling its perfect mission, but
the email service it affords as a topic
for calorific discussion In the cold
weather, should certainly oommend it
tn the neon a unuriDg mrougu tia
turteoio4f a. '
The Garbage Qaeition.
Th City council should bo vorjr care
ful in dealing with the garbage ques
tion. At best, any ordinance It may
adopt or any contract It may enter Into
will be merely a temporary expedient.
The experience of Omaha with the gar
bage question from the beginning until
the present has been most unfortunate.
One experiment after an other has fol
lowed In futile effort to discover some
plan whereby household refuse may be
gathered and disposed of without plac
ing the charge directly on the city gov
ernment. Ordinance after ordinance
has been enacted, contract after con
tract entered into, suit after suit
pushed through the courts, and always
has the question come around to the
starting point. Nothing has been dis
covered that will relieve the city of the
responsibility or the householder of the
Inconvenience that grows out of any
attempt that has been made to substi
tute for the natural plan some make
shift method of collecting and dispos
ing of garbage. Until the matter is
taken over by the city and properly
controlled under supervision of the
health department the question will bo
open always for discussion and the an
noyances and inconveniences will con
tinue. The ordinance at present before the
council Is, perhaps, the best that can
be had in the present emergency, but
If does not meet the requirements of
the situation. Its adoption may re
lieve existing conditions, but It is only
matter of time when something will
arise which will overturn the new plan
and make It nesssary to adopt another.
For this' reason steps should be taken
to the end that before this disturbance
arises plans will have been matured for
placing the entire garbage question be
yond the realm of uncertainty. This
can only be done by putting it entirely
upon the city government.
Knell of a "Model" Town.
Since the days of the Brook Farm
Experiment several notable attempts at
communistic harmony have been made
in this country, and all have suffered
the same lamentable fate. One of the
latest from the socialistic point of view
was Upton Sinclair's Helicon Hall, and
the freshest failure of capitalistic
paternalism is the "model" town of
So fair appeared the surface condi
tion of things at this manufacturing
hive where corporation control and
profit-sharing had been made the basis
of operations that New Englanders
proudly paraded the community be
fore congress during the recent tariff
session and utilized it aa a basis of
argument for some of the things that
they wanted at the hands of the' tariff
It now appears that the people of
Massachusetts were duping themselves,
for all the spirit of harmony fled from
Ludlow soon after congress' adjourned,
and for many weeks now .there ...has
been a bitter industrial struggle there.
with 2,000 employes on striked ' Evic
tion from the "model" homes followed,4
and up to date all the efforts of .'he
State Board of Arbitration, as well as
those of the labor unions, have been"
fruitless. The strikers were Induced
to return to work; but in a few hours
marched out again on finding that
3trlke-breakera were still employed.
Into the local merits of this labor
and capital dispute it is unnecessary
to go, the point of this observation
being that in Ludlow, as in every such
endeavor toward a community of In
terests between employer and em
ployed, the human element Is bound
eventually to crop out. So long as
men and women are actuated by the
desire of personal gain, so long will the
spirit of selfishness continue to crop
out In all these experiments. Individ
uality Is the keynote of race, and
every attempt to destroy that unit as
a factor will result in collapse. The
fundamentals at Ludlow were wrong,
just as they were wrong at Brook Farm
and Helicon Hall, just as they were
wrong at Pullman and Homestead.
Thus have crumbled all hopes of so
cialistic, communistic and paternalistic
home-making, whenever they have
been put into practice. The individual
and the family will continue to stand
and' flourish, but these are distinct
units that never will cohere into
"model" towns while human traits
continue to animate the blood...
A Public Benefactor.
If the proper study of mankind is
man, then the individual who pursues
that study for the benefit of the race
at large Is entitled to great honor, and
such belief undoubtedly actuated the
committee in awarding a Nobel prize
to Prof. Emil Theodor Kocher of Berne
for his career in medicine and surgery;
In the popular mind Prof. Kocher is
best associated with the discovery that
goiter is not a hopeless affliction as
generally supposed, but could be sue
cessfully operated upon. Yet that was
only an incident In a great career now
rounding out the allotted span of life.
For his success in the treatment ot
goiter the world is indebted to Prof.
Kocher'a local environment, for he was
familiar with this plague of Swltxer
land from his youth up, and he has
taught his brethren the physiology and
the surgery of the thyroid gland, which
Is the seat of the affliction noted. In
thia particular work Prof. Kocher dero
onstrated that the thyroid gland, long
supposed to be a useless, relio of hu
man evolution, Is in reality . an Im
portant organ, and it is due to his
thoroughness in thia "connection that
much has been learned of the necessity
to the human mechanism of organs
which had been regarded aa idle
But this baa been only a part of his
contribution to science, 'for his years
have been crowded with solutions of
prophylactic surgery, aa a result of
which the profession knows vastly
more than it did of the dangers of
septic poisoning and how to avoid con
tamination of the flesh from the micro
organisms which crowd the centers of
population. The man who can dis
cover precious truths of healing and
transmit them to posterity is unques
tionably one of the greatest of public
benefactors, and as such the award of
the Nobel committee has fallen worth
ily upon Prof. Kocher.
Wanted, An Astronomer.
By heeding the advice of President
Taft as contained In one of the incon
spicuous paragraphs of his recent mes
sage to congress, the national legisla
ture can rid the United States of a blot
that makes us a laughing stock among
the nations and can transform one of
our idle Investments into a moans of
vast service to the scientific world.
All that is wanted is that congress
shall enable the president to appoint
an eminent astronomer as permanent
director of the Naval observatory, so
called. Aa the president notes, this Is
the most magnificent and expensive
astronomical establishment in the
world. Yet its resources for scientific
Investigation remain idle for lack of
competent administration, and its
standing is so deplorable that the royal
astronomer of England and the Oxford
professor of astronomy were compelled
to say of it, in passing judgment after
Inspection: "The system of appoint
ing as director a naval officer whose
knowledge of astronomy Is limited by
nautical requirements, and changing
him every few years, makes it kinder
tot to say more until this system is al
iened." The observatory does for the navy
the routine work of regulating the
scientific instruments needed for navi
gation of our ships. As the president
states, such purposes might easily and
adequately b subserved by a small
division connected with the Navy de
partment at only a fraction of the cost.
But with an eminent astronomer at its
head the observatory would be bound
to become as famous in results as it is
now in equipment. We have taken
the lead in so many things that It
should be a matter of national pride
that we take the lead also in astronom
ical investigation, particularly when
all that we have to do Is to man com
petently the plant already prepared.
Preserving the Landmarks.
"Remove not the ancient landmark"
Is a scriptural injunction to whose
value the Unite States is only begin
ning to subscribe in earnest. Spas
modic efforts at preservation have been
made here aud there, the most notable
being in the case of the Yellowstone,
but the Insensate greed of the utili
tarian world has wrought heavy dam
age In many spots of beauty and won
der ere the people awoke to a realiza
tion of the wantonness.
The Palisades of the Hudson have
bee'nsaved after years of desultory
flghtingj during which commercialism
wa&steadl'y at work scarring the no
ble "features of the Hudson. Similar
destruction of the famous Delaware
ytater Gap has been averted with the
utmost difficulty. Only private enthu
siasm and ability to pay saved and per
petuated the Garden of the Gods, which
a wealthy patron has just presented as
a Christmas gift to Colorado Springs.
In the meantime the vandalism of
the industrial world is making inroads
at our international show place,
Niagara, and it is incumbent upon both
our own government and that of Can
ada to become immediately energetic
In pushing the plans for preservation,
If we would not see the great cataract
and Its surroundings despoiled beyond
The Flight of Zelaya.
By his flight to Mexico Zelaya ap
pears to have saved our government
from the embarrassment of seeking
prosecution of the deposed president as
a malefactor on Nlcaraguan soil, a
difficult and unhappy duty. It has been
the history of the United States to be
lenient to such offenders after the
cause which they have advocated was
once abandoned, and it would be hard
to discover a precedent for pursuing
Zelaya when once he had surrendered
his wand of office and sword of op
pression and found sanctuary.
His flight was timely and prudent,
and since we have still to deal with
the reconstruction of stable govern
ment in Nicaragua we can afford to
ignore his ignominious retreat. In our
future dealings with Nicaragua we
have to enact the part of an offended,
but magnanimous, neighbor, provided
that every disposition of friendship and
Justice is manifested by the authori
ties of that troubled republic, .
The right of another country, such
as Mexico, to afford asylum to Zelaya
is older than international law. It
goes back to those ancient days when
cities of refuge were definitely estab
lished in which offenders could find
shelter. In modern times we have the
escape of Nord Alexis from the wrath
of the Dominicans to the hospitality of
Republic;. s tn Iowa are getting
closer together because they have dis
covered that the result of their inter
nal division is the election of demo
crats to office by republican rotea. The
same thing Is truo In Nebraska, and
the lesson of th. present state admin
istration Is one that should be always
When Mr. Gaynor starts bis prose
cution against the libelous yellows the
New York atmosphere is likely to be
come Nnore saffron than during the late
Some Things You Want to Know
The Holy Land The
Jaffa la the aeaport of Jerusalem now.
Jiat aa It was In the days of flolomon, when
It received the cedar and pine sent by
Hi! am of Tjra for the building ot the
great temple In Jerusalem. Jaffa la the
Joppa of the Scriptures, and It is one
of the oldest historical cltlea In the world.
It la dcrlbd aa a aeaport of Importance
In existing tablet dating back fifteen
centurlea before Christ. It Is the. reputed
scene of the legend ot Andromeda, and
in Pllny'a time tourists were shown, the
chains by which Andromeda wai bound
to the rock Icr the cruel monster after
wards slain by Perseus. Perhaps thia
Greek legend was the development of the
yarns of Ionic sallormen, who hsd had
adventures In landing a cargo at this sea
port of Canaan. For there waa never a
seaport which offered so few advantages
and so many difficulties for mariners.
' early all visitors to the Holy Lnd dis
embark at Jaffa, and Hi experience la
usually the meet exciting and memorable
of the whole Journey to Palestine. There
is no harbor, and the ships anchor In
an open roadstead. Passengers are taken
off in rowboats manned by crews of mag
nificently proportioned Arab boatmen, who
pilot their small craft through the channels
between the rocks upon which the break-
era laah themselves Into foam. In the
best of weather the landing la sufficiently
difficult to contain the element of danger,
and If there Is the least wind disembark
ation is impossible. In such event the
passengers are carried on northward to
Haifa, at the foot of Mt. Carmel. Aa
it la ony a morning's railroad Journey
from Jaffa to Jerusalem, and aa It Is a
three day's wagon Journey from Haifa to
Jerusalem, most people prefer to risk the
dangers of the Jaffa landing.
Jaffa la associated In tradition and his
tory with many of the greatest men the
werld has known, but It waa not visited,
so far as la rocorded, by Jesus. It was a
chief city of the Canaanttlsh regimes,
which preceded the Hebrew Empire of
David and Solomon. It Was an important
seaport used by Alexander the Great, it
waa the scene of St. Peter's vision, which
caused him to Include the Oentllea within
his mission. It waa the port of entry of
the successful Orussdcrs during the middle
ages, it was the base of operations of
Saladln, when he expelled the Christians
from Jerusalem, It was an Important fac
tor In the military operations of the Hame
lukes, and It was the scene of the most
disgraceful act In the career of Napoleon
But now Jeffa has turned frsm war to
peace, and it Is famous all over Europe
as the place from which cornea ' the moat
delicious oranges in all the world. Not
even California and Florida, having the
advantage of the most skilled horticultural
scientists, can dispute with Jaffa the
primacy of the orange growing werld.
Everything about the ancient olty amella
of oranges. Jatta ha a population of about
40,000, two-thirds. Mohammedan. There 1 a
considerable German colony In the city,
and other German colonies are scattered
about the neighborhood. These Germans
grow the greater part of the oranges. The
well kept orange groves, surrounded by
hedges of prickly pears, auggest southern
California, and scenea altogether out of
place amid theae Oriental surroundings.
Orange culture la a comparatively modern
Industry In Palestine, and was unknown
In Bible timea. Butj it 1 Impossible to look
upon the groves With their thousands of
golden globes dullmed against the Btlvery
green of the trees' without recalling the
words "Apples tof gold In picture of
Bllver." These' Jaffa oranges are very
large, very sweet, very Juicy, and alto
gether delicious. 1 And furthermore, to the
delight' of the touriBt, they are ridiculously
The city of Jaffa was completely de
stroyed during the War of the Crusadea,
so that In thr middle agea, at one time, It
conaisted of nothing but a few tent which
sheltered a miserable tribe of fishermen.
That fact does not Interfere In the least,
however, to the present fact that every
visitor In Jaffa Is shown the very house of
Simon the Tanner upon the roof of which
Saint Peter saw the vision of the clean
and the unclean beasts whloh was the be
ginning of his preaching to the Gentiles.
One la shown also the house where Dorcas
waa tored to life by the prayer of the
WOEB OF THE JUROR.
la . Preaent Methods an
A writer in Scrlbner's ' Magaslne dis
cusses the difficulties that beset the Jury
man and points out that the treatment ac
corded the "twelve good men and true"
ta often aa lacking In consideration as that
granted to the criminal they are trying.
Tha pen picture which follow 1 not over
drawn: , '
"The Juryman, from hla first entrance
in reaponsa to the court's peremptory
summons, find little in hi treatment to
impress him . with an Idea ot special dig
nity In his position, even if he has no
overt cause of complaint. lie la herded
with his follows, ordered about by the
tipstaves or bailUfs ot court, addressed In
peremptory tones; soma times, If In his un
fa mlliarity he is going the wrong way, he
is grabbed by one of these gentry of the
badge and hustled aa If he were the pris
oner In the dock. lie sits In the courtroom
with an ever-present sense. If he be
sei sltlve, that he must be careful not to
get Into trouble; the feeling of liberty is
gone, he la enveloped In an atmosphere
of restraint Really he la plaoed more on
an equality with the prisoner at the bar
than with the Judge on the bench, yet he
la as essentially a part of the court as
that august potentate and may have at
any time a greater responsibility Imposed
In the light of theae statements It la email
wonder that bo many men shrink from
doing Jury service. The compensation of
a Juror la small. It la not Infrequently the
caae that a trial drags along tor several
wetka. Tha juror more than likely Is
serving aj. a peraonal loss. Most assuredly
he Is serving at personal discomfort. As
the writer in Scrlbner's put It, he la
"herded with his follows" and war he on
trial for a high crime he would scarcely
b subjected to more rigid surveillance.
It requlrea aome degree of patriotism and
aome measure of self-sacrifice for a good
cltlaen to serve on a Jury. Perhaps that
Is on reason why the "professional Juror"
has come to be recognised as something
akin to a necesaary evil and why his
presenoe Is tolerated In many courthouses.
The laws, to begin with, are not favorable
to aecurlng the best material for the make
up of juries. When, in addition, the Juror
I treated mora like a criminal than a law
abiding cltlser. and a necessary arm of
th court. It la not unnatural that capable
men ahould ahlrk service and that most
juries are no belter than they ought to
be and many of them not aa good.
Tha bar asaoclatlona and th Judicial ex
perta who are giving o much attention to
reform In the court and to tha law' da
lay might profitably devote aome con
sideration to the Jury syatem. . ,
Ancient Port of Jaffa.
Apostle Peter. There I no reasonable
excuse for anyone's believing In the
authenticity of these houses, although the
antlquarlana agree that the site of the
house by the aea m which lived fctmon the
Tanner, probably Is the same aa that ot the
modern house which the tourist now aeea
aa the first aacied rello In Palestine.
More Interesting than these spurious
relica of the past are the three modern
convents, Greek, Latin and Armenian, and
the modern schools. The Armenian convent
la the one where the plague aufferera and
other invalids were poisoned by order of
Napoleon. These three convents show evi
dences of prosperity and modern' advance
ment not seen elswhert In the country.
There Is an English Protestant school for
girls, and an English hospital! which have
accomplished wonders In the emancipation
of Oriental girls from the bondage of
Ignorance and the chalna of Oriental
The Jaffa women are famous for their
laces and embroidery work, and the tour
ists are usually IV-vied upon for the main
tenance of this industry. The hotel at
Jaffa Is. conducted on. a seml-rellgloua
plan, which serves at once to introduce
the visitor to the aaored atmosphere of
the Holy Land and to recall hla half
forgotten biblical history. The Tooms In
the hotel. Instead of being numbered, are
designated by the namea of the Twelve
Trlbea of Israel and other Biblical names.
The product of the soil of which the
Jaffa people, especially the Germans, are
most proud Is a certain red wine, known
as "Jaffa Rot." When one hears the
Maitre d' Hotel ordering a bottle of Jaffa
Rot sent to Manasseh and a caraffe of
water to lasachar, one la tempted to be
lieve that time has turned backward to
the days of the patriarchs.
But after all Jaffa la interesting mainly
in its capacity aa the Beaport of Jeru
salem. One take the trafn at the Jaffa
atatlon early in the morning for the climb
up the mountain to Jerusalem. The Jour
ney lasts nearly four hours, although the
distance 1 only fifty-four mile. At flrt
the train passe .between orange grove and
vineyards and a little later one Is whirled
through the extensive olive grove at the
beginning of the rlae to the hills. One aaea
the aits of the battle between St. George,
the patron aalnt of Gngland, and the
Dragon a battle perpetuated In baa relief
upon every English golden sovereign. One
sees through the car window the altes
of many Crusaders' battles, and several
modern Jewish colonies, but It la not long
until the road reaches tha mountains. Then
there la nothing to be aeen except an oc
casional terraced farm on the hlllalde,
a cave In which Samson la said . to have
been born and the hill where Samson
lew the 1,000 men with the Jawbone of an
But, nearlng Jerusalem, the train stops
for a few minutea at the station of Blttlr,
which I the site of the last stronghold
of the defenders of the Jewish nation. The
modern Moslem village ot Blttlr crown
the crest of a steep hill, to which approach
Is made over a paved Roman road still in
good condition. It was here that the rem
nant of tha Jewish arm under the false
Messiah, Baxchochebaa, made It last stand
against tha legions of the Emperor Had
rian In tha year 134, a generation after the
majority of the Jew had been scattered
to the four quarters of the earth In the
The contrast between .the rich orange
grove and fruitful vlneyarda of the coastal
plain at JaffaTand' the barren, denuded
hills abotot Jerusalem la moat striking. At
Jaffa the people seem to live In happiness,
children laugh and play in the atreeta, the
market place 1 crowded with busy men,
and there Is not such a great difference
from the ordinary aapects of life aa aeen
In modern cities.
But when one comes to Jerusalem there
la so much poverty, so much misery, so
little Industry and bo much religion that
one feel himself to be in another world.
It will not be strange If the tourist, after
a day or two, should feel the aurfelt of re
ligious tradition and wish himself back
among the orange groves and tha Ufa of
8T raEDBBIO J. SASKXS.
Tomorrow THS XOXiT X.AJID TXH
FLAIIT OT KHASON.
President Taft, comirorder-ln-chlef of the
army and navy, walked seven miles last
Monday. In time of peace prepare for war.
Higher Idealists in St. Lculs criticize the
use of a hearse In carrying a load to a
fire, as though It was the first offense in
Europe Is particularly strong on boy
kings now, and despite the fact that
Manuel was caught winking at a music
tall dancer, the boy behave pretty well,
Mr. Bridley, who waa the financial
backer of the Cook espedltlon. Is said ta
be disgusted with the whole business. Even
the fact that a lot ot Arctic land that no
body evtr saw has been named for lilm
does not seem to aoothe.
Since the bounce of a Chicago policeman
for cowardice In dodging a robber the
remaining members of the force were quite
chesty about their courage until a frail
photographer put to flight all member of
a ttation house crew. He had the smallpox.
Henry Ward, a mlllloralre of Pontlao,
planted 2,000 acres of Ci aw ford county pine
bnrrena with apple troes a few years agn,
and Intended to plant 20.000 acres, but his
relatlvea when he did this made application
to have him declared lnaan. Ha waa de
clared sane, of course.
Joseph Lomax, long a resident of Ta
porte, Md., but now living with his daugh
ter In IndianapollB, celebrated his 100th
birthday anniversary recently. Mr. !.oma
for muny years was a partner with Wilbur
F. storey In the publication of the Chicago
Times. He was the first president of the
Grand Raplda & Indiana railroad.
A noted Jewish educator. Dr. Slgmund
Mannhplmer of Cincinnati, died there sud
denly December 18 while attending services
in the chapel of the Home for the Jewish
Aged and Infirm. Ho located In the Ohio
city aoon after coming to this country from
Germany as a young man and recently
celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary ot
his service as professor of biblical litera
ture at the Hebrew Union collrge. H was
a poet In both Hebrew and Otrman and
was considered a profound scholar.
It Is reported that Zelaya haa transferred
(23,000,000 to Antwerp, so that lie may be
able to get It after he makes hla escape
from Nicaragua. Dictating may not always
be a aafe Job, but It appears occasionally
to be very profitable.
t overnor HatVall la aald to be suffering
from melancholia, occasioned by th faihira
of hla guaranteed bank deposlta Idea as a
praotlcal proposition. Governor Haakell
lacka much of being as calmly phlloeophl
cal as Mr. Bryan,
Established in 1837 as Kountze Bros.
Nationalized in 1863, Charter No. 209
One of the Safest
Forms of Investment Is a
3 Certificate of Deposit
In This Dank, Which Has ?
Over $12,000,000 of Assets.
The published atatement of November 18, '09,
howed that this bank had outatandlng In
terest bearing certiflcatea totalling 81,088,810,
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Baltimore Sun: Ioctor Cook finds that
everybody Is from Missouri.
Louisville Courier Journal: What doea It
matter where he wentT Hereafter civilised
men can live without Cook.
8t. Louis Globe Democrat: Don't tell It
to the Danes unless the evidence at least
amounts to a fighting chance.
Pittsburg Dispatch: They are making aa
much fusa over the whereabouta of Dr.
Cook as though some one reaXy was anx
ious to find him.
Kansas City Tlmea: Anyhow, Doctor
Cook salted away 180,000 or $100,000 before
tha big crash came, which may entitle
him to associate with the malefactor of
New Tork Tribune: It ,1s evident that
Commander Peary had authority for his
swift and inphatlc denunciation of Dr.
Cook. The opinion will prevail, neverthe
less, that ho could have afforded to wait
Philadelphia Record: By living a whole
year In the Arctic reglona for the purpose
of faking a North pole discovery, Dr.
Cook certainly earned ai: the money he
gained besides the contempt of the civ
ilised world provided he la a sane man. .
Washington Herald: We might forgive
an erstwhile near-hero for being a faker
and a liar, perhaps, but when It come to
forgiving him for being a natural-born
idiot well, that Is straining humility and
contrltene of heart to tha ultimate limit.
Springfield Republican: If Dr. Cook Is
not the lmposter he 1 now appearing to
be, he will begin to get decidedly busy
early next summer. The flrat thing then
for him to do will be to o'.lmb Mt McKin-
ley and produce that brass tube or perish
tn the attempt And the next thing to do
will be to recover the effects at Etah and
bring down the two Eskimos.
PASSING OF TUB IDLE RICH.
Duties More Rxactlnar Than Task of
the Hired Man.
New York World.
Frederick Townsend Martin's atatement
that "In ten year the idle rich have prao
tlcally diseappeared In New Tork" 1 en
dorsed by W. J. Bryan a the testimony
of the man most competent to speak for
The statement la, however, no more than
a reiteration of a self-evident fact It 1 a
matter of common observation that the
supposedly idle rich are among the most
Industrious members of the community.
When they are not engaged In running
automobiles for records they are busy tool
ing cj aches from Fifth avenue to Arsley or
from London to Brighton, or racing Amer
ican thoroughbreds on tha English and
French race track. They play polo, hunt
foxes and follow an exhausting: round of
sport from Newport to Auteull. Their oc
casional leisure from these serious pur
suits la ocoupied In defending divorce suits.
Thera could be no greater fallacy than
that time la a burden on the handa of the
very rich. Few clerks have ao much to do.
The young plutocrat who ordered two high-
power automobiles before breakfaat on
hearing that a friend had received a new
car furnished an example of the rivalry of
wealth from which nobody who Is anybody
In society Is exempt. And as with motor
oar ao with other objecta of emulation,
from old masters, If the taste lies that way,
The contagion ha spread to the other
cex, whose social duties allow-them no re
spite and for whom there1 Is only a con
structive recess between the Palm Beach
reason and the spring and fall campaigns
at Lenox or on the Riviera. Their indus
try Is seen In the example of the soc!e!y
leader who haa found If necessary to cur
tall her hours of sleep to attend suffragist
In place of reprobation for the miscalled
Idle rich" there should be sympathy with
a class who In Mr. Townsend's apt phras
ccunt leisure a dishonor and are working
hard at reoreatlon. For them there Is no
sill pered e.ise, no cotter's Saturday nUht
when the tolls of the weekvare over, but
a ceaseless round of Inexorable pleasures
which may well excite commiseration.
Somewhere behind the Indian's frozen
face there la a sense ot humor, though the.
world has always been disposed to deny
him this faculty. On this supposition only
la It possible to appreciate the composition
of the young redskin at the Hampton
school: "Patrick Henry was not a very
bright boy. He had blue eyeu and Ugh!
hair. He got married and then said, 'Give
me liberty or give mo death!' " 1
Calumet Restaurant For Sale
On January 3, 1910, at 10:30 A. M., at 615 Brandeis
Building, Omaha, I shall sell at public auction to the highest
bidder, the Calumet, Omaha's largest restaurant, located at
1411-13-15 Douglas St. Further particulars on application.
EDWARD F. LEARY, Trustee
608 Brandeis Building. Omaha, Nebraska
. . .Tirj? TTTT VTf L.W I Hit W ..I IMnLTmtJT .! W j A I
Imoprene I know papa Is cross and surly
ome times and says things that are un
just, but you should Judge him, Phillip, by
1 hllllp O, I do, doar! You're his best
"So you don't believe that Santa Clan
comes all the way from the North Pole?"
said the precocious boy's father.
"I don't say that 1 don't bHIeve the
story," waa the reply; "but he'll have ta
submit hla proofs." Washington Star.
He He la very popular with the weaker
sex. Is he notT
She Why, nol Every man J know de
tents him. Chicago New.
"So vour furrft-onrnwlv nlnveri in llvfct
houses in Washington, eh? How ' do you
account for that?" r .
"Too much fre opposition."
"Free opposition?" ' ,,'
"Yes. Congress was in session." '
Crabshaw I've preached and preac!td to
that boy about being deceitful, but ho
merely laughs at me.
Mrs. Crabshaw No wonder. You put
SI 1 the best presents In the top of hla
lirlstnias stocking. Judge. ,
"Stlgglns Is trying to win Mlaa Ketchley
on the commission plan."
"Commission plan? How?"
"Hla folka held a conference, decided
they wanted her In the family, appointed
him to do the courting, and they are to
watch him and offer suKgeatlopa from tlma
to tlma."-rChlcago Tribune.
Merely by way of experiment a Tamaq.ua
mule, dying from lockjaw, waa given an
Injection ot antitoxin serum.
Whereupon the mule iron up with con
siderable celerity and kicked the Injector
through the shed window, and bit the
owner In the arm, and smanhed an Innocent
bystander against the wall, and then
settled down and heehawed for oata.-
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
HIS COMPLAINT. '
Detroit Free Press. (
I don't object to dressing up
For dinner every day,
I'm willing It my wife insists
The social game to play ; ,
A butler may bo nuviiid, since
I lately struck It rich,
But dain tliebe salts ana- pepper that
I can't tell which Is which.
I know that women folks are fond
Of social teas and things,
I've spent whole evt nlns'B sitting round
While some strange woman sings;
I'm getting used to tony ways,
But habit's hard to smother,
And darn tho salts and peppers that
You can't tell one from t'other. ,
I've learned the allverware by heart, .
The salad tork 1 know, '
And every rule of etiquette
1 mastered long ago; i'
I'm trying hard to play the part
Required of one who's rich,
But dam the suits and peppers thai
1 can't tell which la which.
Hand-painted crockery 1a fine.
And It betokens clusa,
But there are two things, I opine.
That should be mnde of glass, - '
And here I make a plea for them,
Throw style Into the ditch.
And give mo salts and peppers that
I know Just which la which.
Will It Scratch or Wear 7,
That's what youitiould know before usinr any
Stiver Polish. Manv of them daind nowfln.
dcr. Tliey contain whiting, chalk and acids
mat were never intended lor iuco a purpose,
will net f cratch er mar the Mneit tarfsrt. Its
composition make that an impossibility. A
to brilliancy you know liow liitifm New
Silver ii that'll the In : lllaiiry I'.kctro-Sillcon
reproduces Get t'je Genuine.
a;.ld on rcint of addreu.
TlltXlectro Silicon C.v.SCCUft St.. IlawTotk.
Sa'.i by Crc.crt and OrujjlH Eirrywhcrt .
for Clirlktmn buying, on Snlt Caaes,
Traveling llajjH, Iidlca' llautl UaK. JvU
let Keta, Music Holla, Ktc. . '(Ueue koo(1
tire all tli vrj beat value and lusting
Christina gift. '
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Omaha Trunk Factory
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