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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 1910.
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Can you write it rlghtt
Now for the real test of the tame old
If traffic In railroad passes Is an
Iniquity St Paul is still a sinner.
Boston now appears convinced that
the backbone of Indian summer Is
broken.'." '. '
The controversies of 1909 gave the
old Shakespearean dispute a much-
needed rest. -
iTheeast concludes that a white
Chrljtj5s if r not all that it has been
cracked up to be. . - .
Does Paris-Realize that it is largely
that reputation which draws its annual
invasion of .tourists?
Barbarous Mexico, to inflict upon
Zelaya the cruel and unusual punish
ment of keeping quiet.
In starting out on the new year, re
member that Janus holds the monop
oly for being two-faced.
Vale, 1909, and all its transitory
trouble of which we have all had oc
casion to say. so many unkind things
Beainninar with Monday, the Wash
ington correspondent will have to fold
thelogs of fancy and deal with stub
born,, facts., . . ,.
The Jce man will contemplate the
January thaw with much satisfaction.
The'.1 W crop was getting entirely too
Ulg ior umu.
Bridge la getting to be the great
mania 'with Manhattan and Brooklyn
Another hand has Just been dealt
across ihe East river.
The conservation fight must be get
ting lively in the northwest, when a
reservation Indian can make a paleface
district attorney take to the woods.
The picturesque feature of the 1909
vaudeville show was the vacillating, If
not Veracious, : Eskimo. What racial
headllner is billed for the 1910 per
formarice,I . .
The. snowbound easterners do not
seem to have wakened the Duncans
with their knocking to a realization
of the necessity for American clothes
in place of thetr scanty Grecian rat
With the prices of hogs soaring
away above 1 8 the number coming to
market laNlall? growing' less. To ac
count for ihis paradox it is suggested
that the farmer is too busy countln
his money. " -'"-
A good resolution for the New Year
will bo to stand up for Nebraska, pa
tronise Nebraska Institutions and tos
ter Nebraska's gtowth, and remember
that whatever, helps . any community
within tbeBtat4 will help them all.
Zelaya reached -the capital of Mex
ico much better off than the Austrian
prince whajien) the famous dispatch
"All is 'tost save honor." The. ex
president of Nicaragua had three va
Uses stuffed to bursting with good
United States money.
"Uncle Joe" has made much Jess
nolBe during the Christmas recess than
the Insurgents. But thlsHs a habit that
baa been noted before, also that whe
it cornea to transacting business "Uncle
Joe" cuts more ice than the insurgen
ad democrats combined.
The New 'Year.
The year just closed was one of un
usual activity In all directions. The
word was "forward," and mankind
generally felt the Impulse to greater
achievement. Not only in a material,
but In moral and Intellectual ways was
distinct advance noted. It will not
be alleged that any of the problems of
life were settled during the last twelve
montbB, but man of them were moved
Istlnctly nearer to probable solution.
The activity of the year brought with
it turmoil and strife, but these are the
essential accompaniment of progress.
Peace means stagnation, and there was
no peace In 109.
For 1910 the outlook is most en
couraging. The future beckons eter-
ally, and the restless ambition of
man's rature spura htm on to greater
attempts and greater achievements. So
each New Year finds him less and less
inclined to waste his time In retrospec
tion, and more resolved to do better
thlngB. Experlerce is still the one safe
guide, but the fruits of experience may
be enjoyed without hampering the
present with the incubus -of the past.
At the beginning of the new year It is
well to close the books, strike a bal
ance, carry forward the credit or debit
and take up the work at hand with
new energy and determination.
For Omaha the year dawns with un
usual promise. Nineteen hundred and
nine was a record year in all material
ways for the citizens of Omaha, and
yet the progress in commerce and In
dustry was not greater than that made
intellectually and morally. The pro
gram for the year beginning today con
tains nothing but encouragement. The
business outlook was never better. The
industries ot the city were never more
active and prosperous and the men
who are concerned in the development
of Omaha's greatness were never more
alert or In earnest. The forces that go
to make for a city1 growth In a social
way are equally active. Never since
Its foundation could Omaha look back
on a year with more satisfaction than
will be afforded by a review of 1909,
and never was there a year presenting
greater promise than 1910. It merely
requires . persistence, along. right, lines,
to bring Omaha to what it ought to be,
the great metropolis of a region of un
paralleled resources where progressive
people can find ample scope for ambl
tlous enterprise in a social atmosphere
that is unexcelled. ' '
Oar Keighbor'i New Leaf.
The American peoplcannot but feel
sympathy with the Nicaraguans in
their rejoicing over the opportunity
for destroying monopolies sinoe the
flight of the dictatorial spoilsman, Ze
laya. While the d&yn of the new year
finds the inhabitants of our neighbor
ing republic with its house not com
pletely set in order, still so much en
lightened progress' Has 'Deed made 'that
the revolution-troubled! , country may
be considered as having turned over a
new leaf with some effect.
True, the way to good behavior was
pointed out by the United States, but
the earnest application of the wise
resolutions rests with the Nicaraguans
themselves, and they have thus far
manifested a 'genu In,' desire for re
form. By seizing so instantly upon the
chance of ridding .themselves of so
many obnoxious oppressions operating
under the concessions of the dethroned
tyrant, they indicate an Intention of
removing Industrial oppression, a chief
bar to progress. With the United States
for a godfather, not only Nicaragua
but also Other Central American states
can greet the new year as giving prom
ise of happiness and peace.
Discovery of s, SouL
The decision of the New York su
preme court that the corporation has
a soul and that it can he punisnea
under the law for acts done in Its
name Is a long step forward toward
common sense and equity, and in its
far reaching effects is apt to prove
epoch making. Courts have been held
blamable for slavishly following prece
dents sometimes based on wrong
premises, among these being the long
heralded doctrine that corporations
have no souls, a perpetuation of
legal fiction devised to enable corpora'
tions to escape the consequences of the
common law definition of conspiracy.
In the rapid ' evolution of modern
finance and commerce, men took ref
uge under the corporation plea from
the possibilities of prosecution as gen
nine conspirators. As the New York
decision states, the practice of organ-
izlng corporations was extended largely
for the purpose of avoiding the pen
altlea for illegal acts.
So flagrant has bee, the flaunting
of immunity In the face of the people
under the boast that the corporation
was the cloak where offenders might
find for themselves secure sanctuary
beyond the reach of the law that it is
safe to say that the denial that, cor
poratlons had souls to reach or bodle
to chastise- has been responsible' for
most of the enmity ' aroused In the
public mind against thera;The annals
of our courts are filled, with case after
case In. which. the people sought vainly
to bring corporations to. book for "their
transgressions, always to be met with
the dime .defiant reminder that . the
corporation had-no soul. It Is this which
has been so largely responsible fot the
growth of monopolistic aggression; It
is this which has hindered the peopl
In their resistance to greed; and this
legal fiction has been the basis of the
special pleading" of those shining legal
lights to whom the public would natur
ally turn for relief-from injustices,
but who would' Invarjably utilize the
'"no-soul" argument as a loophole fo
the escape of the corporation consplr
No sreater New Year's gift to the
public could have bern devised than
this court decision, for thla discovery
to the world of the soul of the cor
poration must come to mean mortal
combat for those unjust Interests that
ave been skulking behind the legal
fiction now so effectually demolished,
The judges who announce the new doc
trine clearly must have grown weary
of hearing the old cry as voiced in the
particular case at bar, that the "cor
poratlon had neither soul, conscience
or feeling," and roust have felt a
glow of righteous fellowship with
ruth and justice in announcing that
'the court had reached a different con
clusion." The decision is death to an
old lie; the practice that is sure to
follow it will mean the end of many
of the corporation tyrannies which the
people have suffered, for the corpora
tion now stands before the public with
Its soul exposed, and it is vulnerable
for its venality to the violated law.
Saloon License in Omaha.
Once more the annual nightmare for
the Fire and Police board of Omaha is
over. The matter of saloon, licenses
for the coming year has been adjusted
The action of the board will commend
Itself to fair-minded advocates on both
sides of the liquor question. No effort
has been made to oppose zealots on
either side. Champions of the wide-
open policy will find no consolation in
the attitude of the excise board, nor
will the defenders of prohibition find
therein much encouragement. The
citizens In general, however, will see
in the action taken a determination on
the part-of the Fire and Police com
missioners of Omaha to enforce the
law and secure Us observance as far
as possible. Applications for new sa
loons were turned down, applications
for permission to change location of
certain saloons were denied and others
that had become notorious as evil re
sorts were rejected. In all of these
matters the board acted with due de
liberation, and for the purpose of se
curing the best possible conditions un
der the law. Matters of law on which
there was a dispute were submitted to
the courts for adjudication, and on the
decision of the court the action of the
board will be based.
Saloon men are entering on a new
year with full knowledge of conditions
under which they will be permitted to
do business. They will not "be sub
jected to change of 'contract such as
was enforced by the operation of the
early closing law. They know that the
law is operative, and they know that
the authorities will insist on its strict
observance. In all ways the license
board appears to have acted wisely,
and if the liquor dealers will consult
their own interests tbey will assist,. In
every possible way, the Fire and Police
board In carrying out the work so well
League Against Combines., -Organization
of a national anti
trust league, now under way, with
headquarters at the capital, may be
regarded as an effort to crystallize the
sentiment of the consumers
excessive prices charged for
products which have fallen into mo
nopolistic hands. The means of oper
ating a national boycott, however, in
the effort to bring prices to a popular
level, may involve the promoters in
some legal difficulties, for while the
primary boycott is possible without
conflict with the statutes, still the
courts have shown themselves hostile
to some measures for enforcing it.
It must be admitted, however, that
the consumers are but following the
lead of the United States government,
for it is but a few days ago that some
Of the officials at Washington decided
that the purchasing agents In their de
partments should not be permitted to
buy supplies from a corporation which
had been declared to be illegal because
operating in restraint of trade. It will
be interesting to observe how sincere
the mass of consumers are in their ex
pressions of hostility, for their sincer
ity may be gauged by the eagerness
with which they take hold of this
weapon now held out to them.
.- Message to All the World.
The Btrldes taken by the students'
missionary movement, as indicated in
the annual report, must be gratifying
to all progressive Interests as well as
to those which are strictly religious,
for it is apparent that these crusading
volunteers are carrying to all the world
a message of civilization. Moral awak
ening and, mental enlightenment are
twin sisters, and in their spread of the
gospel to the dark places of the earth
the American emissaries are allies of
the greatest of uplifting forces.
The program Indicated for the coming-year,
shows the vast scope of the
movement, covering as it does such
countries as Turkey, Russia, Japan,
India, Africa and the turbulent sec
tions of Latin America, where the edu
cating force of the Christian students
Is bound to be an Influence for all
right living and good government.
Even, th0 worldly affairs of the work-a-day
life are advanced by this move
ment, for It Is well known that trade
follows the "missionary, so that for
practical as well as for ethical reasons
the students will doubtless find even
larger support in the future. Theirs
Is one of several unselfish Institutions
of the sort that are making the Amer
ican known to the uttermost parts of
the globe aa a disciple of light and
hope and happiness.
Some of the radical papers are mak
ing the ridiculous assertion that the
government is in danger of breaking
down because the president has to de
vote time to such matters as deciding
what is whisky. It is the president's
sworn duty to execute the laws, among
which is the pure food enactment.. The
government will, never crumble be
cause the president Is competent to
render so Judicial a decision as Mr.
Taft's Interpretation of the applica
tion of the pure food law to the pro
ducts of the distilling Interests. Its
opponents will have to discover some
more horrible warning than that.
Cotton growers are to be given in
struction in the art and science of rais
ing and harvesting the cotton crop sim
ilar to that furnished grain growers by
the National Corn exposition at Omaha.
The National Cotton and Cotton
Products exposition to be held at At
lanta will te sufficiently comprehensive
In scope, to make It of Immense value
to cotton producers. The endorsement
of the project by the press and the
people of the south Is an Indication of
Its certain success.
Zelaya has discovered that if there
Is any talking to be done In Mexico, It
will be looked after by the head of
the government. At last the quondam
dictator has run up against a real one.
Diaz is not a man given to talk, and
he will hardly tolerate the guest who
does nothing but talk. It is a case
of the Mexican's axe for the Nlcar
The court of St. James no longer
means London to New Yorkers, but
Instead Oaynor'a country home over in
Long Island, the Mecca tor politicians
during the holiday week in spite of
snowdrifts. The dash of the job hunt
ers over the frozen meadows must
have excelled the reputed swiftness of
the only original pole hunters.
Governor Shallenberger is to inves
tlgate, under the Sackett law, the ofn
cial conduct of the village board of
Brady. It is a pretty far Jump from
a city the size of Omaha to a commu
nity In which there are but forty-three
freeholders, hut the Sackett law seems
to be broad enough to make trouble
for all, ) i ,
Mr.. Wlckersham appears to have
out-Knoxed Knox in bis 'denunciations
of the tobacco interests. "Iniquitous,
bushwhacking depravity, inhibited by
a civilized conscience," is an Indict
ment which might make even Nicar
agua's malefactor squirm.
What a change has come over the
spirit of the south to welcome a frost,
its old-time enemy. The planters find
that the fruit withstands the cold, but
that to the insect pest the freeze is
fatal. Jack Frost is at last getting a
.So Swift the Paee.
.... IndlanaDolls News.
Congress Is to Investigate the high cost
of living-. Bjf the time congress gets
through Investigating, It probably will be
o much higher; that it will have to be In
vestigated all' over again. -
Xet It Go at That. ".
i: - Brooklyn Eagle,
A court of Inquiry Is still at work on the
shooting up. of Brownsville, -August 13, 1906.
Why not acknowledge that it is a dark
myBtery, and' let it go at that? The coun
try will acquiesce willingly in such a
An Unprofitable Asset.
St. Louis Republic.
If Secretary Knox is wise he will be
content to let Mexico take the deposed die
tator of Nicaragua off his hands. A dip
lomatic white elephant is about the most
unprofitable asset any government can
take upon its hands.
Consolation for the Left.
Fortunately the merchants all hold cut
price carnivals immediately after Christ
mas so that the one who didn't get what
was expected can save a little money
through having waited. One of the nice
little adjustments of the whirligig of time
Mysteries Cleared Vp. '
Mr. Taft decides Uiat there are four, dif
ferent kinds of whisky, and that when
compounded they may be called "blends.
a name which pleases the makers and ap
peals to the fancy of those who are thirsty.
"Straight whisky" Is not the kind 'taken
without a "chaser," but It Is the brand
that Is made by ageing in charred oak
barrels. No man can boast he takes his
whisky straight unless he Cal's for the No,
1 kind, labeled by order of President Taft,
In clarifying thla subject, the 135,000,000
gallons per year concerning mysteries
they were never able to penetrate of their
GREATEST TEAR FOR GIVING.
Astonishing; Liberality, Toward Many
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
A summary of large publlo benefactions
In' the United Slates during 109 gives
total of tltl. 250,000, which is 140,000,000 be
yond any former year and double the ag
gregate of 1908. A third of the amount
was bestowed on publlo education, which
has always figured at' the head of the
list. Some of the gifts are from persons
who led exceedingly simple and quiet lives
and whose wealth proved to be much
greater than was supposed. Their plans to
dispose of It were also unknown until thoir
wills were read. During the last decad
large benefactions in this country have ex
ceeded ISOO.000,000, a fact that will be viewed
as surprising in any other nation. Th
movement on thla scale is distinctly Amer
lean. Something must be credited to the
fart that thla is the wealthiest country in
the world, but other races are rich and not
disposed to give to anything like this ex
tent. Gifts in the United States. amounting
to $1000,000,000 is a conservative estimate
for the next ountury.
Although this country has long led all
others in liberal provisions for publlo edu
cation the gifts this year for the purpose
footed up nearly 160.000.000. Publlo libraries
have multiplied to such an extent that the
supply has almost overtaken the demand.
.Numerous departments of science have
been expanded by gifts. Endowments have
b3en gfyen for the study of certain de
structive diseases and for the promotion o
the health ot the people in general. IIos
pltala have not been overlooked, but many
more are needed, and on a larger basis
Museums for art collections have been gen
erously. remembered and deserve a great
deal more. Their utilities apply to bust
ness u well the social and reoreatlve
life of the people. Special funds, like that
rewarding acts ot heroism, mark the broad
enlng out of philanthropy In a oountry
hone success in self-government Is oertal
to be thoughtfully observed by every civil
New Year Songs
A Tear for the Old, a Cheer
for the , Teeallsed la
Tones Fitted to the Bay.
Rlne; Oat the Old, Ulnar In the New.
Ring out, wild hells, to the wild skyt
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year la dvinc In the niaht: -
Ring out, wild bells, and let him diet
Ring out a slowly dying oause.
And ancient forma of party strife;
King in the nobler modes of life.
With sweeter m nners, purer laws!
Ring out old shape of foul disease;
utng out the narrowing lust or gold;
King out the thousand wars of old;
Ring in the thousand years of peacel
Ring In the valiant man and free,
The larger lieart, tho kindlier hand;
Ring out th darkness from the land.
Ring in the, Christ that la to be!
My Thanhs, Old Year!
Good-bye, old year, Tou have not brought
Nor have you brought me fame;
But you have not deprived me of good
Nor ulunaed me Into shame:
And there were mornings when I rose
To do my work with glad good cneer.
For those fair mornings each of those
My thanks, old year.
Good-bye, old year. You could not give me
Kor my f w aifta Increase:
But you have served to teach me how, in
To so my wav - In oeace:
And there were days when I was glad
To render honest service here.
For each dear lesson I have bad
My thanks, old year.
Good-bye, - old year. If you have brought
V... . ........ n,A tn V, u Q r-
You have not greatly multiplied my foes,
Nor dragged me to despair;
And there are friends whom I may please
With praise they chance to overhear.
For these fair favors each of these
My thanks, old year.
8. E. Klser in Record-Herald.
A New Tear Reveille.
Oh. do not say the Old Year dies:
It Uvea, and on Its serried scroll
Are writ those deeds that must arise.
Some year, to front and fright your soui:
That year and last all your years
Gone by are what you made them; make
Of this New Year from your old tears
One year serene, Immaculate.
Remembor, willingly or no.
As ordered tty tne Ancient laws,
However heedless you go,
You are a Soldier In the cause;
The world has need of every man
With manhood In him. aye, and more
In the New Year now waking than
In all the ages passed before.
The sun Is up, the blvouao ends,
The reveille la sounded clear; '
A moment and "assembly" sends
The echoes sounding far and near:.
Youp place is on the flrlng-llne,
Where er your isggnra ieet once xroa,
Be ready for the last divine
Command: the "Forward march!" or God.
- R. W. Kauffman in Circle Magazine.
As the dead year Is clasped by a dead He
So let your dead sins with your dead
A new life la yours, k and a new hope. Re-
We build our own ladders to climb to the
Stand out In the sunlight of Promise, for
Whatever the Past held of sorrow or
We waste half our strength In a useless
We sit by old tombs In the dark too long.
f!ave you missed In your almT Well, the
mark is still shlnlrg.
Did: you faint In the -race? Well, take
breath for the next. .
Did the clouds drive you backT But see
yonder-their unin. - i
Were' you tempted and fell i Tet-lt serve
for a text..
As each year hurries by let It Join that.
Of skeleton shapes tt.at march down to
While you take your- place In the line of
with your eyes on the heavens, your
laoe to me Diast.
I tell you the future can hold no terrors
For any sad soul while the stars revolve.
If he will stand firm on the grave of his
And, instead of regretting, resolve, re
solve. It Is never too late to begin rebuilding.
Though all Into ruins your life seems
For see how the light of the New Year Is
The wan, worn face of the bruised old
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"All Aboard 1910.
The train of the Old Year la lost to sight.
But in mem'ry has Its existence:
Its clnng and its racket are lost to the
Its smoke mellowed out Into distance.
And we wait on the platform the train of
With eagerness hail Its advances :
We know not what good things It has
But are willing to take our chances.
The train of the Old Year bore tourists
Some agreeable, some most contrary;
And some with faces exceedingly durk,
And some were exceedlnsrlv ttierrv
There were Blunders aplenty and Sorrow
Regret and Folly and Care:
There were prlm-vlsaged Toll and, close
to him, Peaoe
And Joy beamed with radiance there.
There were Hope and Depression, who
sat siae Dy sine,
And Courage and Doubt and Achieve
And Happiness, too; Contentment and
And., next to them, sad-eyed Bereave
There were bad faces, truly, but each In
Sccnin' to brighten and strengthen the
As k..uuuws in pictures may not be left
Lest the meaning Le misunderstood.
These tourists hold transfers from old
With others too many to name:
And the whole "pack and posse" will
I expect to continue the game.
Then here's to the dawn of the Happy
May its Joys make us hold our lives
And, as In a picture. Its dark plaoes serve
But to make the bright places shine
Omaha. BAYOI.ii NE TRELB. -
In the Month of Jan.
Hear the sinners swearing off!
Hear the Joyous crew
Vowing how tluy're going to doof
Naughty things they do!
Sweet relorm Is in the air.
'Tin a splendid plan,
Cutting vices evf-rywhere
In the month of Jan!!
Hear the sinners weakening!
Htar their sorry plslnt!!
How the crowd is murmuring,
"Hard to he a saint!"
'Tls not easy to be good
Mighty few who can
In this surging multitude
In the month of Jan.
Hear the slipping sinners slide!
Ili&r 'em climbing back!!
Best will weaken when they're tried
Vows are getting alack.
Taking on their former ways.
Now beneath the ban
These are vry trying days
In the month of Jan!
Business Is resumed again
All along the linel
All these once converted men
Now are going fine.
There has been an awful thaw
In the saintly clan
Seems to be a sort of law
Tn h mnnth rf Jan'
-John Kendrick umnw
In ,1 n4
F.m tn Mia tn 1R37
Nationalized in 1863,
One of the Safest
Forms of Investment Is a
S-ArvS St 4M
6 0 tertiiicate oriieposit
In This Dank,
Over $12,000,000 of Assets.,
The published statement bf November It, '09,
showed, that this bank had outstanding in
terest' txmrlng certificates totalling l,64,ai0.
"KHEK WHITE FEOrMS.
Department Role on Naturalisation
Rejected by Conrtn.
Judge Lowell of the United States circuit
court in Boston has fallen In line with
other federal judges In rejecting the con
tention ot the Department of Commerce
and Labor that Armenians are Asiatics
and therefore not to be granted naturalisa
tion papers hereafter, a ruling, by the
way, as contrary to sense; precedent and
sclonce as any) that ever Issued from a
federal official's brain, which la saying
muoh. Judge Lowell showe that there Is
no basis in history, ethnology or con
temporary fact for the claim that there le
an Aslatio - race Including Armenians.
Syrians and other peoples, against whom
restrictions are now being sought More
over, he shows that the Armenian peti
tioners In the case under review belong
to a people that always have followed
European rather Uiait Asiatic modcla In
religion, literature and art, and that it Is
Impossible to class them with the distinctly
Mongolian type of Eastern Asia. More-1
over, he points out the difficulty the gov
ernment will have In enforcing its policy
of exclusion of Asiatics, if It Is to affect
a'.l races originating there, Inasmuch as,
we long since admitted Jews without the
slightest question. The thoroughness and
scholarship of Judge Lowell's discussion
of the issue will make his ruling unusually
Important, and it should lead , to. with
drawal of the ruling by the Department
of Labor and Commerce. One cannot heir
speculating as to whence the pressure for
this attack on immigrants from Western
Asia comes. Is It from the same source as
In the fight on the Pacific coast against
the Chinese and the Japanese? There have
been suggestions that its purpose was to
Justify' and bolster up our unwarranted
discrimination agalnBt the Japanese. But
if that was Ita purpose It has failed, for
the discussion of the question has served .
to emphasize the truth that the true test
for naturalisation should be not that o
color, birth or race stock, but of character
and serviceability aa future cttlxens. Many
an Aslatio would win the honors In a
competitive test for cltlsenshtp with some
of the Europeans "who are run through
the mill of the naturalisation courts. ! '
WEIGHT AND AGE LIMIT. '
Abaardtttea of Rnle Enforced fejr
. Indianapolis News.
Nineteen employes of the Delaware A
Hudson railroad shops at Carbondale, Pa.,
have been, discharged. The men say they
were discharged becat se they weigh less
than J60 ..pounds, and trat others are to
be lei but for the same reason, the oom
pany holding that a man weighing less
than 150 - -pounds has not the physical
strength io do a full day's work as the
company measures It. It Is asserted that
general orders have been Issued from Ail-any
that not only . all shop employes
weighing less than 160 . pounds be dis
charged, but also all who are over 45 years
old. And so, If all this Is true, a new
complication has been added to the strug
gle for existence. Heretofore physical sis
has not entered seriously Into the question
of getting or holding a Job. Of course,
men of large physique have naturally been
selected for very heavy wotk, but except
In the case of fighting men, such as sol
diers, sailors and police, a general order
concerning size has been extremely rare.
Now, a man weighing ISO pounds is not
a large man, as. men go In thla oountry.
but there are legions of them who weigh
less, and never will, through any course
of training, be able to acquire the speci
fied weigtit. Some ' of them have grpat
physical strength, and, generally speaking,
the man who weighs- less than 150 pounds
will be more physically active than the
man who weighs more, with the physical
activity decreasing In proportion to the
increase of weight. ' So a general order of
this kind Is not only an Injustice to the
worker, but an Injustice to the employer.
The rejection of a 140 pound man to employ
a 160-pound man la Just as likely to Wan
that an employer will get a less efficient
one, and precisely the same result Is likely
to follow the rejection of a W-year-old man
to employ a 40-year-old man.
The fact of the matter Is that up to a
pretty well advanced age, and down to
a pretty light weight, the question f ef
ficiency depends entirely on personality.
Phs!cU strength Is much, but strength
without willingness and ability falls far
short of furnishing the best of service. No
hard and fast rules concerning weight and
age can settle such questions to the best
WHAT THE MINISTER SAID.
The' walks were worse than e'er before;
A worthy prltst who never swore,
Fell on the Ice and bruised him sore.
Though hard he tried his wrath to quell,
He tore out; lying where he fell:
"Jam the slippery walks to Jell!"
A Happy New Year
We wish to thank our friends and patrpns foe
their generous jmtronage of the year jutst closed
and hope for a continuance of same for the coming
Wishing you one and all a Happy and Trosper
OU8 New Year. ' - . . .
Urewiiine.l(ing S Ce
JL a WILCOX. Muu.
aa Kountza Bros. CO '
Charter No. 209, Mj
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NEW YEAR REFLECTIONS.
Mr. Happy N.' Y. has the floor.
Swear off, If you must, but don't wronoh
the megaphone. " ' ' " .
Last year's resolutions, brushed up, will
serve and save labor.
Turning over new leaves is a. delicious
exercise, warranted harmless to , the most
For the 'steenth tiina It, Is proper to
remark that good Intentions help to boom
1iii in wi ibiii luvnuii,., ,tj.
The larger the crowd on the water
the more touching will be the,. noU
"Oh, how Dry I Am." f
Prince Nicotine Is booked for a series of
short frosts. For him Is the fun, of plplny,
off the pipe (dreams. (...!..
If the weather man highly - resolves to
"boreal" scenter from his stock
much ot his past will be for-
What a glorious year It wculd ba If tho
owners sent their hammers where good
resolutions go.' That would be a movement
worth while.1 e
Again, profession ' without performance
:iu....a no Imprtwsion on, the. record. Be
lldes, some knocker may Insist on "telling
it to the Danes." . ; . . f
Old habits are like old friends not easily
jhaken. Gently handled they yield to tha
master will as readily as the stubborn hus
band admlrfes' the line of Vision of tho
Jlplomatlo wife. ' ; ,
What a comfort la would be If some of
.tie exuberant cheerfulness of today could
be distributed over the remaining days of
the year. "It ain't so great a credit,"
.nurmers the poet, "to sing when all is
bright, as 'tis to face de sdddy toll dat
keeps thing goin' right. An' dar Is several
folks I knows dat earns a" share e' praise
by savin' up some cheerfulness for ordinary
LAST YEAR'S SMILES.'.,
"These gamblers who prey upon the un
wary in a great olty are' like the tars."
"In what respeot, I would like to know?"
"Don't they sin till late?" Baltimore
"What1 do you know about style and
dressruakingt'n c J ,..--.' hm,V -
"And yet you aspire to' be a dramatlo
critic!" Kansas City Journal.
"I trust you try to return ood for evil,"
said the high-minded man..
"I not only try," said Mr. .Serins Barker,
"but I succeed. BHggtns save hie one of.
his cigars yesterday and a gave him one
of mine this morning." Washington Star,
"Why did you throw up your.Job at old
Spotnesh's store?" - ' ' i -
"Well, to tell the truth, I didn't like his
position on the labor question." 1.
"What was his position?"'-
"Why er the last time I saw him he
was sitting -In his chair looking sternly
at me, and pointing straight to the door."
Chicago Tribune. . t',
Tom I can't teach that Wilson girl to
skate; It's no use trying.
Dick But why does she persist In want
ing to loam?
Tom Oh, she thinks aha. falls bo grace
fully. Boston Transcript.
Herbert Dolly. - Dearesto, you are the
very only woman I ever really and truly
loved. j . -
Dolly Dearest You said that very same
thing to Hilda Hlghfly only last week. She
told me so herself.
Herbert True; but that waa only a dress
rehearsal. This is the first performance!
Sketch. ' ' '-..u'-'. i
"Behold the wondrous beauties of yon
sunset sky," exclaimed the poet. "How
proaigsj nature is wiui iu rvepimiueiit
"Yes," answered the busy publisher. In
an absent-minded tone, "it IS going some
to throw In a colored supplement every
day." Washington Star.. .. ' .'".
NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONi V
T.n auAliiHina Iati Vuu f' M DrtV lift ffnit-
One got very thirsty, then there were .nine. .
Nine resolutions, virtuous sedate;
One smoked a perfecto, then Jhere wer J
Eight resolutions, leading straight to
One sat in a little game, then, .there were
Seven resolutions, set agalnstvall trlcas;
One let out a cuss word, thin there were
Six resolutions, trying hard to thrive;
One ale a Welsh rabbit, then there were
Five resolutions, feeling very hoar;
One went out to borrow, 'then there were
four. . 1lli
Four resolutions, stiff -backed as could be;
One went down to Wail street, then there
were three. .- , .
Three resolutions, quite a sturdy crew,
One got engaged again, and then there
were two. - r : '
Two resolutions, holding off for fun;
One of them began to speed, then there was
One resolution missed .tlie 1ihlng sun,
UuKted all to fllndera, .then .there wer
none. ' - -
McLandburgh Wilson In Judge.
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