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TITO UEE: OMAHA TUESDAY, DECEMBE11 28, 1909.
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The Omaha Daily Kee
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Saturday lice, one year 160
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska, I'uukIm County, aa.:
Oenrge 11. Txichuck, treasurer of The
l(e 1'ubllHhinK Company, being duly
pworn, eays that the actual number of full
end complete copies of The Dally, Morn
ing, Evening and Sunday Uee printed dur
ing the, .month of November, lyou, wan aa
1 43,070 It.
4 . . " 48,180
10 , ".. 41M0
12 41.VM .' II
14 y ; , 4UUW .Z
l ". ' i,tfOS
ltcturuod Coplaa ... 840
Net Totai M43,OOo
Ikiiy Avoiaige.... 41,M
UEO. 11. TZSCHUCK, Treasurer.
' Subscrtocd In my presence and aworn tj
beiore me this 1st day of December, 1 J.
(oeal) M. P. W ALKHUt,
Subscribers leaving; the city tein
pornrlly should have l'be Bee
mulled to them.v Address will be
eliHiiKed aa ofteuf aa requested.
Get ready to strike out one of the 9s.
Cook's Wake 19
a vanishing trail;
MaUrlz starts in like a new broom
with vacuum attachment.
Loone pads appear to be as trouble
some In an airship aa In affairs mun
Kansas Is to have Its first twelve
story building; the bleeding Sunflower
state is looking up. .
Tho whole country seems to bo get
ting the kind of winter that grand
father used to tell about.
The cruiser Prairie, which came to a
full stop In the Delaware, Is content
with a Colon In other waters.
A famous .ylolin 1st has won a bride
In three days She probably could not
resist the idea of always having a bow
in the house.
Russia's rejection of the proposed
battleship budget 'may have been U
splrod by recollections of how useless
the old ones were
The shipwrecked suffragette who
was hauled asliore by the buoy came to
the breeches at last. -Perseverance
conquers all things.
The widow of Frank Norrls, the nov
elist, is to wetl .Frank Preston, a bus!
ness man. The bride evidently has
charmingly frenk ways.
Glfford IMnchot was unable to reach
New Itochelle from New York on ao
count of the stow, and It's only "forty-
five minutes from Proadway."
While1 Halley's comdjt will get here
first, the stars .of . Arizona and New
Mexicoare traveling swiftly in their
orbits toward a place In the flag
If there Is any-eoal man who has
taken a page out' of the sugar ring's
book on how to run down the scales it
Is not too late' for him ; to turn over a
new leaf. ' !,
Can we believe that story about an
alarm clock going off at-the wrong
time and saving a family from asphyx
lation? Who ever let an alarm clock
The president may define whisky ab
solutely, that the purchasing public
may be able to know exactly what It is
buying, but "he bartender will still re
spond . to the request, "The same,
The esteemed Lincoln Btar is finding
it difficult to keep its politics, or any
thing else, on straight these gladsome
x holiday times About the only consis
tent thing the Star does Is to persist in
Its abuse of Omaha
May there not be danger In Intro
ducing the puckerless persimmon to
the Southland? What If there should
follow the fatless 'possum, the sugar
less sweet-potato pie, and the flourless
beaten biscuit! This lessening of the
'ess can be carried, a bit too far.
It Is only natural that the World
Herald should seek to make political
capital out of the punishment by the
supreme court of' a contumacious at
torney because the offender happened
to be a democrat. Not only is every
thing grist that comes to the World
Herald's mljl. but It doesn't take much
to start it grinding.
Reform in Fostal Finance.
Mr. Hitchcock Is following in the
footsteps of his predecessors as post
master general in putting upon second
class matter the lion's share of the
blame for the enormous deficit In his
department. Without manifesting a
disposition to shirk any of its respon
sibility toward this indispensable
branch of the government service, the
newspaper press of the country owes'lt
to Itself to make the public acquainted
with some facts not visualized by the
annual postal report.
Mr. Hitchcock calculates that the
dally newspapers cost his department
nearly 2 cents a pound to handle and
transport, while the rate of postage
paid upon them la 1 cent a pound. In
cidentally bearing In mind that the
publishers of newspapers themselves
provide for the sorting, assembling and
routing of this mall, and deliver it to
the department In sacks ready for ship
ment, In many cases putting the sacks
on the trains at the stations, it must
be apparent that little of the expense
of handling this class of mall 4s borne
by the government except the actual
transportation over the falls. The
rate paid by the newspapers to the
government is 1 cent a pound, and the
express companies stand ready to take
over this entire business at the same
rate and make money on it. Mr. Hitch
cock estimates the average cost to the
government of handling and trans
porting the entire second class matter
at more than 9 cents a pound, yet the
express companies would add to their
dividends by handling it at a rate ap
proximating the 1 cent now collected
by the government at such an ap
Railroads baul freight for eight
tenths of a cent per ton per mile, at a
profit; they haul express cars free of
charge, and pay the Pullmm com
panies for the privilege of hauling par
lor and sleeping cars. Yet they charge
the government as much rental per
year for postal cars as the original
cost of the cars, and they draw from
the postal department a greater reve
nue per pound for carrying second
class mail 'than the government gets
out of its postage. Manifestly there is
a discrepancy somewhere; and before
any attempt is made to charge higher
rates upon any class of mall matter it
would be well for congress to Investi
gate thoroughly the whole subject of
what the railroads are getting out of
the postal service. This is the flay of
governmental adjustment of unfair dis
crimination of rates, and the place to
begin would seem to be at home. For
the rates of postal transportation have
not been revised In many years, and
now Is the time for discovery of how
great an excess of profit the railroads
are exacting from the public mail serv
ice. Proper remedy effectually applied
along this line would wipe out ajarge
part of the existing .deficit, If not eradi
cating It utterly. v - -
As regards the franking privilege,
that is entirely within the control of
congress, which ought to use sufficient
judgment tp reduce the free service to
the necessary minimum. In the mat
ter of rural free delivery, that is a
national blessing thatla worth all that
it costs, and more.
Painless to Business.
President Taft's decision in the vexa
tlous whisky controversy has a wider
bearing than the mere Interpretation of
the pure food law as applied to the dis
tilling Interests, for It is a character
istic expression of his attitude toward
the country's industries at large, and
as such it will be found that he mani
fests the utmost fairness and justice
To a subject on which such variant
expert opinion had been pronounced,
Mr. Taft brought his judicial discern
ment and experience, and the result Is
a broad-minded view, logically and con
vlnclngly stated. The president finds
that the evidence of square competition
in the trade for a century past has
been in favor of such a definition of
whisky as he now renders, and he only
requires of the makers that they shall
label their products in accordance with
the facts of manufacture.
The decision makes for stralghtfor
ward, old-fashioned business honesty,
and as such indicates that comlBtent
commercial Integrity has nothing to
fear from the administration.
The President and the Corporations.
Nothing official has come from the
White hou8ti.concernlng the president's
attitude toward additional legislation
to regulate corporations since his mes
sage to congress on December 7, in
which he said: -
"The Jurisdiction 6f the general gov
eminent over Interstate obmmerce has
led to the passagev of the so-called,
'Sherman anti-trustt law,' and the 'in
terstate commerce law and its amend
ments. The development, In the opera
tion of those laws, as shown by Indict
ments, trials, judicial decisions and
other sources of Information, calls for
a discussion and some suggestions as
to amendments. These I prefer to em
body in a special message instead of In
eluding them in the present communl
cation, and I shall, avail myself of the
first convenient opportunity to bring
these subjects to the attention of con
While it has since been supposed
that the president might possibly defer
his recommendations concerning the
Sherman law pending the final dec!
Ion of the supreme court In the Stan
dard Oil case, still it has been sur
mised that sundry other proposals, in
eluding a federal incorporation act,
would be brought to the attention of
cpngresa early In the current session
. Now,' however, it appears that some
lawmakers at Washington are advising
the executive to hold back all Dies
sages referring to corporation mat
ters, for political reasons. To this
there can of course be but the one
answer, that the president is not a
politician, nor does his oath of office
require him to further the fortunes or
suit the convenience of any political
party or Individual clique. He was
elected as the executive of the whole
people, regardless of partisanship, and
as such he will unquestionably fulfill
public Interests by making to congress
such recommendations as he deems the
situation warrants. It is not for con
gress to advise him, but for him to ad
vise congress; and when he has fear
lessly done so, it will be up to the mem
bers of the national legislature to show
where they stand on his proposals.
An American Interpreter.
In the death of Frederic Remington
the country loses one of its most faith
ful interpreters of its native character
istics, for the Remington types were an
international currency of American
mintage. Ills stories of western life
were the voice of experience and added
the latest touch of conditions on the
plains and In the hills to Mark Twain's
'Roughing It" and Roosevelt's outdoor
but it was by his cowboy and In
dian pictures that he will be best re
membered, for it was theBe which
gained the widest circulation, at home
and abroad, depicting as they did with
infinite fidelity and felicity, the actual
scenes of American frontier and ranch
conditions, so rapidly vanished. His
redskins, his plainsmen, his horses, af
ford a faithful panorama in graphic
outline and vivid color of the vigorous
and full-blooded west ere the big cities
crowded into the new country and the
telephone and automobile covered the
The Cuban war afforded him scope
in another field, giving the world his
famous statuettes of "The Broncho
Buster" and "The Wounded Bunkl,M
either of which would have made htm a
celebrity; but beside his later work his
early pictures recording the retreat of
the old conditions before the civiliza
tion of today,' stand unrivaled.
The Garbage Question.
The city council should be very 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
Cuehed 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 substl
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 be
open always for discussion and the an
noyances and inconveniences will con
The ordinance at present before the
council is, perhaps, the best that can
be had In the present emergency, but
it does not meet the requirements of
the situation. Its adoption may re
lieve existing conditions, but it is only
a matter of time when something will
arise which will overturn the new plan
and make It necessary 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. .
Those who shake their heads sagely
at Russia, Mexico and other "benighted
and barbarous" lands may have over
looked the fact that it was in the
United States of America and within
the borders of the state sometimes
called "The Mother of Presidents,"
that a mob lynched a man on merry
Christmas eve. This was a fitting
event to crown an unprecedented
season of these violent interferences
with the law, despite the incarceration
of a sheriff at the instance of the su
preme court, for permitting a prisoner
to be taken from him, a lesson that ap
pears to have passed unheeded. Whole
some respect for the law and obedience
thereto ts absolutely necessary If this
government Is to become a model for
The Lincoln Traction company is do
ing much to prevent stagnation in the
public mind at the capital lty Tt may
not be fulfilling its perfect mission, but
the small service it affords as a topic
for calorific discussion In . the cold
weather should. certainly commend
to the people suffering , through
Republic-. s la Iowa are getting
closer together because they have die-
covered that the result of their inter
nal division is the election of demo
crats to office by republican votes. The
same thing is true in Nebraska, and
the lesson of the present state admin
istration is one that should be always
A Saskatchewan farmer dropped
Into an American city a few daye ago
with 1100,000 in his Jeans. When he
left , for home be still had bis jeans
but in all other respects the annexation
of Canada as impersonated by the
Saskatchewan, representative was well
Now that the Chinese and Japanese
have discovered the possibilities of
American foot ball, why not bequeath
the old rules to them and let them
fight out the game for ultimate extinc
tion, in Kilkenny cat style?
la Another Apology Coming t
St. Louis Times.
I. J. Dunn, who nominated W. J. Bryan
at the laat democratic national convention,
has apologlied, but It was for contempt
of court and not for the nomination.
The Poor Thing!
Wall Street Journal.
Standard Oil Is o touchy! Will It never
g-et over the kicking habit? Tax assessor
at Itnyonne, N. J., thinks the refining
plant there Is north $13,073,000, and a few
odd dollars, while '.he trust says this la
only Jfl.2Sl,O0O too much. Frivolous.
Surgeons In Action.
We may be thankful that It was our
surgeons and not our marines who wera
called into action at Bluefields. Our war
vessels arrived In Nlcarag-uan waters In
time to give surgical aid to the wounded
followers of Zelaya and Estrada, re
Consider the Ilcture.
San Francisco Chronicle.
Colonel Roosevelt, having been elected to
associate membership in the French Acad
emy of Moral and Political Sciences, will
be entitled, when delivering- lectures at
the Sorbonne, to wear the plumed hat of
an academician, a pearl-handled sword and
a suit embroidered with green palma. The
reader can finish the picture.
More Action Needed.
Despite the movement well under way
ffom the cities to the farms, and the addi
tional farm. production resulting therefrom;
despite the thousands of Immigrants who
have gone upon the lands to add their
tribute of results to our aggregate of farm
products, it is very evident that the coun
try and the world require greater harvests
than ever have been gathered in order
to give food at reasonable prices to the
constantly Increasing population.
Oar l.nteat Urradnoagbt,
With the launching of tho Utah we have
another dreadnought, a fact that should
make those who have been reading alarm
ist literature and dreaming of Invasion
aleep a little more comfortably o' nights.
When the Utah's sister ship, the Florida,
goes Into the water, the list of states
available for naming vessels of this clasa
will ba pretty near exhausted. It is pro
posed to make room for Texas by chang
ing the old Texas to the Dallas. The paint
brush has made changes In the names of
the slngle-turreted monitors that leave
room for a few states to be represented
in a battleship nomenclature.
TUB H1UHT TO 1M11NK.
Some Remaurka on Bryan's Projected
Some details' remain to be arranged, but
otherwise the program for 1912 Is settled
to essentials. This, with one exoeptlon.
It Is not yet known whether the prohibition
convention will, as It were, take the wind
out of the democratic salrs by nominating
Mr. Bryan first. An easy way out of the
difficulty- would Wfor the two convention
to be called to order at the same time and
to keep In touch with each other, so that
action would be simultaneous, to the pre
servatlon of the dignity of both.
Meanwhile, Mr. Bryan Is demanding an
answer to a momentous question. He wants
to know whether personal liberty means
that a person has a right to drink In any
quantity, at any time, and in any place,
to which question many answers have al
ready been received, none of them conclu
sive. It has been said there was a man
who oould drink himself ashore from the
middle of the Atlantic which is not for
bidden by any law, organic or otherwise.
And having accomplished this feat, his
right to ask the way to the nearest saloon
would hardly be disputed, but that is car
rying personal liberty , to excess.
Testimony from such a source would be
inadmissible, if not Incompetent. On the
other hand, there are extremists, who,
being compelled to choose between carbollo
acid and a dry Martini, would take the
poiBon. Their evidence should also be
exoluded on the ground of prejudice, but
fortunately there are plenty of other wit
nesses. And pending the settlement of this
controversy, the unsolved problem, why
is a mouse when, it spina, might also re
ceive a little of the attention Its import
ance demands. ,
WHEN KVKHVB01Y IS NICEU
Cheery Influence of the Season on All
Ban Francisco Chronlole.
Has the observant reader taken note of
the Increase of politeness, of thoughtful
attention, of the display of affection which
the present month has utshered in? Why
is it? Why is It that the bootblack says
civil things to me? Why ts It that the
barber is choice In repartee? Why is It
that the milkman Is lavish with his cream?
Why Is it that the Janitor turns on enough
of steam T
Why? Why, because Christmas is com
ing. Christmas, which means many things
and works many marvels. As the days
which Intervene take their place one by
one in the records of the past the small
boy rises more and more promptly In the
morning and Is more polite at the table;
the small elrl busies herself about the
house, helping mother, and plants kisses
of unusual warmth on father's mouth when
ha comes back from the office.
Nor is that all. Have you ever tasted
such delicious buns as cook is now baking
(except at the same season in former
so attentively served by the waiter at
years), or been so civilly treated by the
street car conductor who knows you, or
lurcheon down town? Have the clerks
ever been o industrious (except, again, In
previous Decembere)i the young lady
t.tenographer so obliging and patient, the
office boy so alert, trio elevator man so
courteous and genial?
And have you ever had such delightful
and affectionate letters before except In
other Decembers? There la cousin this
and nephew that and niece so-and-so more
relations, in fact, than you would have
worfi you possessed If you had been aaked
offhand without stopping to count Not
in eleven months had you heard from
tr.cm, but this neglect palea before the
warmth of the present greetings. Do wrlto
to them, thoy urge. "Won't your Wall,
If you do and fall to send a Christmas
token, the things) which will be said will
have no resemblance to the letters.
Altogether It is a wonderful season, this
part of the month of December which
comes before the Xth. Everybody la lust
as nice aa he knows how everybody, that
la, exorpt a few old Scrooges who don't
know what Christmas is made for. And
evea the Scrooges are more affable aa they
think of how they'll foul the reaC
Matters of Interest On and Back
of the firing- Line Gleaned from
the Army and Vary Betiater.
The quartermaster general of the army
Is receiving a constantly Increasing num
ber of applications for furnlnhlng head
stones for unmarked graves of soldiers,
Bailors and marines In the government
cemeteries. The allotment by eongrens for
this purpose for the last fiscal year
arffounted to IW.00O and that for the
present fiscal year Is JTR.OOO. The Increase
of $15,000 waa found necesonry In order to
meet the demand for these hcariatoncr,
due to the constantly Increasing mortality
among the veterans of civil and Spanish
The recent hearing before tho house mili
tary committee of the quartermaster gen
eral of the army was enlivened by a "dis
closure" made by Representative Anthony
of Kansas that the quartermaster's (le
partment had purchased 10,000 tons of hay
for use In the I'hlllpDlne Islands at a oost
of $32 a ton, when the same hay, delivered
In the same place, could have been ob
tained for $22 a ton, a transaction repre
senting, according to his estimate, a 1o.-m
of $100,000. General Aleshlre was able to
promptly furnish the official statistic
which showed that Mr. Anthony did not
take Into consideration the correct freight
rate and a few other necessary details, all
of which were so much In favor of the
action taken by the quartermaster gen
eral's office in this matter that the net
saving In favor of the hay bought In Seat
tle, as against that not bought In KanHaa,
amounted to i42,-968 on the 10,000 tons of hay.
The good people of Franklin, Tenn., pro
pose to get all that Is eomlnir t.i them from
the Navy department, provided it entails
no nrart upon the municipal treasury or
scares the community by any spectacle of
art unusual In the neighborhood expres
sion of It All of which Is set forth in the
following communication forwarded this
week to the Nevy department from the
Pugot Sound Navy yard:
FRANKLIN. Tenn.. Nov. 19, 1909. Com-1
mandant. Navy Yard. Bremerton. Wash.:
Pear Sir We have received your favors of
October 16 and November of the present
year, but we had never made anv request
, ' until OI wie
good rhip Tennessee, and as we had no
.u,,uo .u(uu(ji itiw ior xne purpose or pav
ing freight on the same, we slmplv re-
head la that of a beautiful woman, we will
suu care or ner lr ene is sent Tree.
But If It la something acarv. like a mer
maid or a son a,rnnt . n u
- - .- - " " w noin ut-r
at a discount even.
i rusting this meets with your approval.
I am yours, truly,
K. M. PERKINS, Mayor.
Very little progTass has been made by
the quartermaster general's office In its
Investigation of the adaptability of alumi
num. In lleU Of nhlnn tahlliivi th.
army. It was suggested some time ago that
a material saving could be made In the
weight of such articles aa are Included in
this class of military supply by tho adop
tion of aluminum ware. A company In
Pennsylvania, which manufactures alumi
num articles, was, laatx August, a-sked to
give some Information on the practical and
economical qualities of aluminum used in
this way, together with prices. No report
has come from the firm. The information
possessed by the military authorities is to
the effect that, while aluminum is ex
tensively used for kitchen utensils. It has
not been used to any extent for tableware.
There Is no question that it would be a
saving In weight to use aluminum table
ware, but the cost may be prohibitive.
.The suggestion haa been made, notably
by the inspector general of the army, and
by Colonel O. F. Chase, Inspector general
of the Department of the Lakes, in favor
of the War department taking advantage
of an old law which provided the premium
of $3 to be paid any citizen, noncommis
sioned officer, or soldier for each accepted
recruit he may bring to a recruiting ren
dexvous. It is Imagined that this would
have the effect of stimulating recruiting.
This proposition was taken up a year or
more ago by the military authorities In
Washington and was thrown aside because
It was then determined that the premium
would have no such effect as Increasing re
cruitment It would simply add to the
expense of recruiting, since It la safe to
say that every recruit accepted would call
for the payment of a premium, and the
opportunity for Irregularity would be In a
measure quite beyond control. Recruiting
for the army and navy ts less productive In
prosperous times than when there is leas
demand for labor. This la a condition
which must be expected and Is one not
likely to be overcome by the payment of a
OURS A POOR BOY'S COUNTRY,
Senator Dolltver's Conclusion and the
Reason for It.
Senator Dolllver has a mental reservation
of large area aa to ours being a poor man's
government, but ha says unqualifiedly that
this Is a poor boy's country. He pities the
boy born rich. The reason the boy born
with a silver spoon in his mouth has no
chance in the race against the raggeddy
kid Is that he begins too late; he never
makes a start until he has to do some
thing, and then It la too late; on the con
trary, the poor boy has to hustle from the
first from the time he Is old enough to
talk. His educational advanages are lim
ited, but what he picks up In the school
of practical knowledge is a better founda
tion for the employments und ambitions of
hla ' later years than what the pampered
youth durlvea from dawdling through col
lege and sowing wild oats. Americana
have not. up to this time, shown that they
posses the power or gift to such a de
gree as foreigners notably the French
in handing down from father to son the
solid virtues as well as the higher mental
processes that make for a succuasful
career. Until this quality of heredity la
attained, ours will continue to be a poor
boy'a country, and the rich- boy an object
Our government cannot be called the
poor man'a government, observes Senator
Dolllver, until some important questions
are settled right. Thtwe should be taken
up at once, and some legislative action
determined upon and carried out The
habit politicians have of steering clear of
problems of great moment waa sharply
commented on by Mr. Dolllver. Their solu
tion probably would have to wait until
the men and women of the country "reach
that stage whore they will have that In
sight Into public questions so that they
Kill be able to penetrate the frauds that
are practiced upon them." This time is
near at hand the day when it would not
be a question of law or public policy, but
whether a man can steal with impunity
Senator Dolllver did not trace the after
career of the poor boy, but left his hear
ers to Infer that he never In his life be
came a trust promoter, a curvoratloo law
yer, a great lawmaker, or the multimil
lionaire head of an oppressive monopoly
In reatrsint of trade. A study of the
careers of tbeae captains of Industry and
of legislation would throw light on thla
Interesting point, but, of course, there are
exceptions to every general rule, and the
exploitation of these exceptions would not
awerv Senator Dolllver's opinion that thla
la a poor boy's country, whatever It may
lack aa the poor man's government.
Established in 1857 as Kountze Bro.
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 S12.000.000 of Assets. )
The published statement of November 16. '09,
showed that this bank had outstanding in
terest bearing certificates totalling $1,968,810.
H4 i -iTir- iif '-'OsTU TV-v-tii "11221 1
Do not talk of a "dash to the South
Polo." It Is the aik-Red tlush to tho North
Pole that is now being "dashed" all over
the civilized world.
Should Klchard Parr recover a whole
million dollars for his work In revealing
the sugar frauds it may be that much
harder for him to realize thut virtue is
Its own reward.
Jacob Vinegar, 22 years old, of New York
City, found a girl willing to change her
name for his, and accordingly he has taken
out a marriage license. Her name Is
Much appreciation is being expressed
at the action of the citizens of Detroit,
Mich., In raising a fund of $25,000 for the
erection In Washington of a memorial to
the late Senator McMillan.
Rev. Dr. Manclus II. Hutton, chaplain
general of the Society of the Cincinnati
and formerly president of the General
Synod of the Reformed church in America,
died In New BrunEwlck. N. J., from
Because Laurits E. Sangdahl of Chicago
would not tell his wife what he was going
to give her for Christmas she kicked him
out of bed, he charges, knocked him down
with a curtain pule and finally drove him
frcm the house,
Herbert Gladstone will be first governor
general of United South Africa, and In
that case his wife will be the first lad
of that part of the world, Mr. Gladstone
Is the youngest son of the late W. K.
Gladstone, and his wife is the younger
daughter of the late Sir Richard Paget
The enterprising postmaster at Pine
Ridge Indian agency 1b reported to be an
aspirant for the prize of the "best seller"
of 1910. It is said he Iiub secured steno
graphic reports of Red Cloud's talk of his
active life, and will put it In shape for
the book market early next year.
Frank H. Kellogg, known to fame as a
trust buster, having takeii a fall out of
the Standard Oil company at St. Paul, la
receiving popular invitations to tackle the
electrical combine for a finish bout. No
great purse or moving picture rights are
hung up as a prize, but the winner is sure
of great aplause at the finish.
I i .
Chivalry Blooina Gnlly.
Who says that valor Is dead? Who main
tains that the days of chivalry are no
rr.ore; that knights no longer live who
pin their ladies' 'kerchiefs on their breasts
and go forth to face dragons or the
caitiff foe? If such there be, let them
consider Slatter of Virginia, Christian name
and postoffice unknown. He offers to
marry Carrie Nation. All other valorous
dveds sink into insignificance beside tills
deed. Even the great faunal naturalist
now tearing Nalroblan lions limb from
limb and eating them raw appears like
an arrant coward compared with Slatter
("Carrie Marry Harry")
Xs Billy Murray
Victor Record 5758
One of the big hits of the season a re
freshing novelty amid the flood of common
place songs now being turned out.
The, patter effects in the chorus are novel and
striking and sungf as only; Murray can sing them.
- This original song was written by Junie McCree and .
Albert Von Tilzer, and is published by The York Music
with the January list of
new Victor Records
Hear this record at any Victor dealer's, and ask him
for a January supplement wntcti gives a
detailed description of each record.
He will tlsdlr play " Victor Records you
want to hear, and demonatrate to you tht wonder
ful advance in quality el tone due to our improved
process of making Victor Accords.
And be sure
to hear the Victrola
(ictor Talking Machine Co.
To set beat reaulta. use only
Victor Needle on Victor Records.
CARBON COAL, 6 PER TON
It Is xosllant for esaklng and hasting -olaan, quick and lasting.
W hava sold eosl In Omaha tvanty-fiva yaara. and wtf.know this to ba
tha BKST COAL ovar offarad hara for tha prlea. Wa alao aall Ohio,
Rock Sprlnga, Hanna, Charokoa, Walnut Block, Coka Wood, Kindling
and Staam Coal. OUR HARD OAL la tha D. L. & W. SCR ANTON tha
bast coal mlnad. Alao aall Arkansas Anthraeita and Saml-Anthraolta.
COUTANT Cl SQUIRES,
"What good resolution are you going to
make this yenr?"
"Not to make any." Baltimore American.
Prlcllla asked John Alden why he did not
speak lor lilniMnlf.
"You won't get a chance later," she
.Nothing daunted, he forthwith popped.
New York Hun.
"We must leurn to save our pennies,"
said the thrifty man.
"That's easy," answered his wife. "All
the shops are careful to hand you a few
coppers' chiuiKo when you give them a
dollar Mil." Washington Star.
The Hunter O. I bes; your pardon I I mis.
took you for a deer.
Tln N"i-tlve- No Warm done, mister. I
reckon I'd a bin safe enough if ye'd mistook
me fer a barn door. L,lfe.
Scott. Is Jones married?
Mott. I guess not, 1 nevor heard him
Mamn his wlfo for anything. Uoston
The Sunday school class was singing "I
Want to He nn Angel." "Why don't you
iitr.g louder, Bobby?" "I'm slnirlng as loud
hs 1 feel," explained Bobby. Delineator.
"Her celluloid comb took fire."
"Gracious! Did she have It on?"
"Did it smoke much?"
"Just a couple of puffB." Cleveland Flatn
"Miss Violet," said the handsome young
professor of vocal culture, "you must put
more heart Into your voice. Let It be
freer and more spontaneous."
"Why, professor," she said, bringing her
lovely eyes to bear upon him, "my heart
Is entirely free!" Chicago Tribune.
Badger I say, Broker, you were a med
ical student before you took to the market.
Now, what would you do if a man came to
you with a had case of swollen fortune?
Broker 1 would Immediately try to re
duce the swelling by manipulation. Boston
NEARING THE CLOSE.
S. K. Klser In the Record-Herald.
The year Is drawing to close;
What of the many hopes you had?
The plans you fashioned what of thoaef
Has worthy triumph made you glad?
Have you achieved one splendid thing
Since this eventful year began.
Or are you merely dallying,
The servant of some other man?
A year ago you started out
Intending to deserve success; MV - v
Has your success been Drought about,
And have you proved your worthiness?
Or are yuu one of those who sigh
Because their hopes have come to naght.
Because they lacked the will to try
For prizes which their rivals got?
The year Is drawing to a close;
What honors has it brought to ynuT
Do you loom, as the old year goes.
Among the envied, lucky few?
You'vo had your chance; what have you,
What of the promises you made?
Have you with manly courage won
Where others puuaed and were afraid?
The way which we have come Is Strewn
With wrecks where hopes were lost, alas)
Beyond us lies a line that soon
We shall be called upon to pass!
The year is drawing to a close, .
Obedient to nature's law;
There's no use fretting, I suppose
We'll simply have to let it draw.
, 1 L J-ll , 1
, Camden, N.J.
'140S FARNAkf ST.
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