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One more year of drouth in Lincoln.
How big la Omaha? It Is not too
late to send in your guess.
The worst drawback; about spring Is
Chat it starts the poet going.
The cry of the populace "De bat
teries fer today's game is "
Governor Shallenberger has one leg
over the county option fence already.
Be careful, for on May 18 we will
be only 15,000,000 miles from Hal
ley's comet. J T
The New YorK Times prints a poem
on "The Unclaimed Rib." Everybody
feel himself. ' . .
Will somebody speak a kind word
to that Mad Mullah and get him in a
Mlnneapaolls boasts a minister
named Seashore. - Ought to be a good
hot weather preacher.
Let's see, does anyone recall the cir
cumstances of Colonel. Bryan's visit to
Rome on that tour he made?
"Are we living In the dark ages?"
exclaims Henry Watterson. No, not
. out in this part of the country.
Some folks have a lurking suspicion
that women do not want their hatpins
fixed so they cannot catch the men.
It seems that Uncle Sam's poverty
has become so humiliating that our
postoffice clock threatens to hide 'Its
Milwaukee's socialist mayor-elect
.declines to say whether he will run for
president or not. There is one mod
The hesitation to sell the Yerkes
home must be for fear ot embarrass
ment In relative values since the sale
of those "old masters."
The Ohio prisoner who won his
parole with a few verses of sentimen
tal poetry about home has given the
que to those mikers at Leavenworth.
With Havelock's backdoor also
closed, there will be nothing left for
the thirsty mortal in Lincoln to do but
to organize himself into a social club.
"Porto MauriziO pleases me," says
Colonel Roosevelt. It certainly tried
its best to do so it pained a street for
him and made him an honorary
Dr. Hyde now has the opportunity
to show twelve of his fellow citizens,
and through them the rest of the
world, the inside facts in the Swope
Wonder If any other city besides
Omaha permits paving contractors to
tear up streets for blocks without pro
viding even temporary crossings at the
This discriminative Intelligence with
which people ot remote hamlets in
Italy have received the Roosevelt party
carries its own lesson of how people of
all nations watch current events.
I Young Theodore Roosevelt, who has
served his apprenticeship as a carpet
maker and gets married in June,
should at least be able to save his wife
Jots of work and himself gome money
by tacking them down-himself.
The Orde for Reartrurnent.
The supreme court's order for a re
argument of the Standard Oil and To
bacco trust cases Indicate a deter
mination on the part of the judges to
have all the points fully presented be
fore reaching a conclusion, even If to
do this requires considerable delay.
It means that the Issues Involved are
regarded as so far reaching and com
plicated as to make most careful con
sideration desirable and Imperative.
While the public generally would
like to have these cases adjudicated
by the court of last resort as soon as
possible and will regard this postpone
ment of the decision as another of the
law's delays which ought to be obvi
ated, still what every one wants Is
absolute and Impartial Justice to these
colossal corporations as to the hum
blest citizen In the land. The suits are
brought under allegation that these
so-called trusts have been ' violating
the Sherman law and have brought
upon themselves the severe penalties
which that law prescribes. These are
not the only corporations whoso in
terests are at stake, for If the de
cision goes against the Standard Oil
and tobacco companies a great many
large business organizations will have
to revise completely their methods of
operating, and It will behoove the
court to draw the lines at what the
Sherman law makes illegal, so that all
who wish to be law-abiding may gov
ern themselves accordingly.
Without the order for reargumcnt
the decision would have to be ren
dered by only seven of the nine Judges
because of the death of Justice Drewer
and the Incapacity of Justice Moody.
It will now doubtless when submitted
find the existing vacancy filled, and
possibly come before a full bench, or
at any rate have the participation of
Cancer in Tith.
President Taft has deemed it of suf
ficient Importance to call the atten
tion of congress by a special message
to the prevalence of cancer among
fish, recommending the appropriation
of $50,000 for the erection of one or
more , laboratories at suitable places
for the purpose of making an active
investigation , into the subject. This
action is taken on the basis of reports
made to the president by the director
of the New York state laboratory, the
secretary of commerce and labor and
the commissioner on fisheries.
The general scheme of improving
and protecting public health, involv
ing the warfare against tuberculosis
also comprehends a vigorous fight to
overcome the ravages of the cancer
and this movement, encouraged by the
chief executive, is but a part ot that
larger plan. In the course ot his mes
sage he says:
Progress In tha prevention and treatment
of human diseases has bf en marvajausly
aided by an Investigation Into the - same
.disease in those of the lower ' animals
which are subject to It, and wa have every
reason to bflteve that a close Investigation
Into the subject of cancer In fishes, which
are frequently swept away by an epidemic
of it, may give us light upon the dreadful
The president recently recom
mended to congress the advisability
of creating a bureau of public health
as the best organized agency for di
recting the multiplicity of efforts ex
erted for better hygienic conditions
and he bays that were this bureau now
In existence he would turn over to it
this Investigation of the cancer in fish.
There is a commercial side to this
proposition which, however, receives
no consideration from the president at
this time and for this purpose. Fish,
like flesh, becomes an article of inter
state commerce only when placed in
the channels of trade and this gives
rise to the question, will the govern
ment decide to establish a system of
fish inspection such as it has done with
reference to meat, maintaining its in
spectors at the various packing plants
in many cities of the country? If the
president has been properly advised as
to the danger of cancer in fish, it
would seem most urgent that some
such steps be ultimately taken. His
recommendation for an appropriation
of $60,000 only contemplates, of
course, an experiment for the present,
on whose results future action will de
Just to Swap Stories.
So Mr. Pinchot went to Italy merely
to swap stories with his old friend,
Colonel Roosevelt. Why was that not
thought Of long ago? Why all this
idle gossip about deep-laid plots in the
mission of the former forester? Truly
the tendencyt of the times is toward
sensation. This desire Is so inor
dinate that people prefer to Jump
from the simplest and most natural
conclusion to the remotest and most
Here are two men who for years
had been ardent mutual admirers and
intimate friends. They love the same
fields and enjoy the same sports. One
has been off on a year's hunt for big
game the other, a great hunter, too,
has been having somewhat ot a lively
time at home. What more natural
than that Mr. Pinchot and Colonel
Roosevelt would be eager to meet and
exchange reminiscences, swap hunting
stories, discuss the relative merits of
bullets and buckshot, for, as Colonel
Roosevelt's tactful secretary confided
to the newspaper men to whom he
imparted the secret ot this meeting,
"Mr. Pinchot is also a good marks
man." Perhaps, after all, there is some
thing in the superstition that sphynt
llke attributes folio;' the tourist out
of Egypt- Surely some occult power
Is required to seal a man's Hps under
such Inviting conditions as those sur
rounding Colonel Roosevelt when be
ing; pressed for that coveted' secret.
Here he has Just come from a. long
drive "through the olive orchards of
picturesque Caramana valley, then
climbed six miles up the winding rosd
to the famous little chapel, once
visited by Chariemagre on his way to
be crowned at Rome, which contains
Interesting relics of the old Mediter
ranean galley slaves." If such Implor
ing Influences as these will not wring
the mystery from Mr. Roosevelt's lips,
then nothing is left but to accept his
secretary's word for It and believe
that, after all, Mr. Pinchot went to
Europe for no other purpose than to
swap camp stories with his old friend
and former chief.
Champ Clark's Childs Play.
Stripped of all pretense of purpose,
the refusal of the house to defray the
expenses of the speaker's automobile
reveals Champ Clark and his demo
cratic understudies in an act of dem
agoguery as puerile as It Is patent.
The only strange feature of it is that
any republican member of congress
could be caught in such an obvious
trap ot party politics of the peanut
brand. It Is another instance of the
minority leader using republicans as
catspawg to rake his political chest
nuts out of the fire, ana the veiled at
tempt to give it the appearance of. an
Insurgent attack adds no merit to it
and deceives no thoughtful person.
It would require more specious
pleading and far-fetched .arguments
even than the member from the Sec
ond Nebraska district offered to Jus
tify this tr'ck as anything more than
mere child's play, as Representative
Mann called it. The absurdity of the
whole thing appears in Champ Clark's
using this Instance of lopping off a
few dollars to declare that if the dem
ocrats get into power they will show
that the government can be run $300,-
000,000 cheaper than it Is today. It
Is not a matter of Cannon and Can
nonism at all, not susceptible by the
most strained construction of any such
interpretation. To begin with, the
automobile was provided for the
speaker against his will and the faith
ful watchdogs of the treasury sup
plied it to him, knowing that it, like
other automobiles, would cost some
body money If used.
Champ Clark strikes while the iron
is hot. He employs an insignificant
item of routine, expense to revive anti-
Cannon animosities for no better pur
pose than to make a stage play of
party politics and counts not in vain
on stampeding some of the republicans
who but recently succeeded in dis
placing the speaker from the rules
committee. And after it is over what
does it signify? Only that the, minor
ity party still lacks a big, command
ing leader in the lower house of con
gress. No one will disagree with Mr.
Cannon when he says that if the Mls
sourian were to become speaker "he
would be the same Champ Clark that
he is now." Little- matters like auto
mobile expenses would not vex his
righteous soul then and economy In
public expenditures would become the
least of his worries.
Another Object Lesson.
The fact that on a direct vote Lin
coln has again gone dry by an in
creased majority is another object les
son of the efficiency of the existing
law In Nebraska for the regulation of
the liquor traffic When we com
mented on the tug-of-war results be
tween the wets and drys a week ago
we called attention to the fact that un
der the Slocumb law, which has pre
vailed in this state for nearly thirty
years, every city or town is enabled to
license liquor selling or to refuse to
license, as the majority of its inhabi
tants see fit, and we here have another
Lincoln has Just' gone through a
strenuous campaign over the license
and no-license issue, in which the
forces have been marshalled on both
sides in full array, Lincoln has been
dry for a year and previous to that bad
been closing at 7 o'clock, so that the
decision to adhere to the dry policy
means simply that there has been no
reversal of sentiment there. Lincoln,
moreover, presents certain conditions
which naturally tend to strengthen the
J dry sentiment. It is the seat of the
State university, and as such the tem
porary home, during the greater part
of the year, of several thousand young
college men and women whom it Is de
sirable to shield from temptations that
would interfere with their studies, and
this unquestionably has a potent effect
on the entire community. Lincoln,
too, has no large industrial population
and no large numbers of workingmen
looking tor cheap recreation and
amusement. In fact, Lincoln is more
like an overgrown country town than
a metropolitan city which its popula
tion would indicate.
Plainly, the Lincoln people want
their town to stay dry, and they have
in addition resented the intrusion of
outsiders brought in to tell them they
ought to get wet But if the rule
works both ways, the drys in Lincoln
and elsewhere, instead of trying to
force prohibition on those who do not
want it, ought to be willing to let
every other city and town say for itself
whether it wants to be wet or dry.
Inmates of the Grand Island Sol
dlers' home are complaining that their
treatment there Is "worse than Ander-
sonvllle," and the blame Is put up to
Governor Shallenberger for insisting
on retaining an incompetent com
mandant In charge. The Anderson
vllle reference may be exaggerated,
but the old soldiers in their declining
years are entitled to the very best con
slderatlon the state can give them.
and that was, no doubt, the Intention
of the legislature when appropriating
money for this purpose. We believe
one trouble arises from the limitation
In the law which makes it mandatory
on the governor to appoint none but a
union veteran to the trying position of
commandant, which calls for vigor
ous executive ability. The time has
come when the law should be amended
to permit the appointment to this
place of a veteran of the Spanish war
if no qualified union veteran Is
Our automoblllsts will have to get
together on the question of what an
automobile Is worth for the purpose of
assessment and taxation. But then,
of course, everyone knows the vast
difference there is between the original
purchase price and the amount al
lowed by the dealer when trading In
on a new one.
Take note that while Milwaukee
marched under the socialist banner at
Its last city election, only 160 votes, In
round numbers, were polled for the
socialist ticket in South Omaha.
Socialism in this country is as yet a
The street railway company should
be officially notified that every once In
while an accidental Jolt makes its
sprinkling car Spurt a little water out
side of the space enclosed by the rails.
Governor Glllett of California lost
his memory when he went to introduce
Lord Kitchener as San Francisco's
guest, and presented him as the
"greatest general of any army."
The official vote in South Omaha
elects one city councilman by a plural
ity of six. It is a case of where six ot
one is equal to a half dozen of the
Beat Brand of Xevra.
The voluntary Increase in wages now be
ing gran-ted by big corporations are much
bower news than the reports of strikes.
"Uncle Joe" and Ills Car.
Joe Cannon really ought to have an
automobile. The appropriation bill should
be fixed. It takea swiftness to escape
crunks In Washington.
rnahrt to the Rear.
New York. World.
It may surprise a good many earnest be
lievers In the conservation of natural
resources to be told that the Pinchot-
Balllnger investigation Is still going on at
Washington. As a political thriller it has
not been a success.
A Gentle Touch.
The Sugar trust has been held In con
tempt by a federal court for refusal to
produce Its books In response to a sub
poena, and has been fined $500. If that is
the severest penalty that Is to be inflicted
on corporations (hat defy judicial man
dates, their managers are not likely to
lose much sleep over 'the prospect.
The 'Whole Thins Jo Oklahoma.
New York Tribune.
Rnvrrnnr Haskell cif "Oklahoma Is hav
ing trouble with an , Insubordinate state
adjutant general. The ex-treasurer of
the democratic national committee and
Pooh Bah of the last democratic national
campaign Is never happy unless he is
engaged In some administrative, judicial
or military ruction. He ought to have the
marvellous Oklahoma constitution amended
so that he can discharge all state sub
ordinates who venture to differ with him.
That would only give public sanction to
Mr. Haskell's deep rooted and unshakable
conviction that since he was elected gov
ernor he has constituted the state.
INCOMK TAX AMENDMENT.
Six Affirmatives to Three Negatives
New York Tribune.
The income tax amendment to the federal
constitution has been ratified by the legis
lature of Maryland, the state senate pass
ing on Monday a resolution of approval
adopted several weeks ago by the house of
delegates. The amendment has now been
definitely accepted by these six states
Alabama, South Carolina. Illinois, Okla
homa, Mississippi and Maryland. The Ken
tucky legislature of 1919 passed two ratifica
tion resolutions, both, of which were sup
posed to be defective in form, and a third
waa under consideration when a sine die
adjournment was taken. It has recently
been announced, however, that Governor
Wilson will forward the second resolution
to Washington and let the secretary of
stata decide whether it is technically regu
lar and valid.
. Only one stata legislature that of Vir
ginia has 'so far defeated a ratifying reso
lution. The Virginia bouse of delegates re
jected the amendment, while tha senate
voted to approve it. Last year the lower
branch of the Oeorgla legislature passed a
ratifying resolution, but the upper branch
postponed Its consideration. The Connecti
cut legislature of 1900 also decided to defer
action. Four state legislatures are now In
session thoae of Massachusetts, Rhode Is
land, New York and New Jersey none of
which has acted upon the amendment. The
legislature of Oeorgla will meet again In
June and a special session of tha Louisiana
legislature Is likely to be called aoon. Ver
mont's legislature assemblea In October, ao
that by the end of 1910 practically one-third
of tha states will have had an opportunity
to pass on the amendment and its chances
of approval will have been fairly tested.
An affirmative vote by six possibly by
seven states, with a negative vote by only
one. Indicates a substantial popular pres
sure behind the amendment. It has to
overcome a formidable Inertia, since It must
carry both branches of the leglslaturea In
three-fourths of tha states, but it has in Its
favor tha tact that eacn victory it gains
is final, while each defeat may be repaired
on subsequent trials.
Our Birthday Book
April 13, ltlO.
Thomas Jefferson would be celebrating
1.1s birthday today if he had not gone to
Join the Immortals. He was born April IS,
1743. In Albermarla County, Va., and died
July 4. 1!2& of tha fiftieth anniversary of
the signing of tha Declaration of Indepen
dence, of which ha was tbe author.
Richard T. Ely, professor of political
economy In the University of Wisconsin,
wss bom April IS. ISM, at Ripley, New
York. Dr. Ely was had of the Instruction
in political economy a. John Hopkins uni
versity before he came weal. 11 has
lectured in Omaha several tlmej.
Anson K. Graves, prou slant episcopal
bishop of Laramie, waa born April 13. 1M2,
in Vermont. Blshoo Graves waa at one
time rector of Ht. Luke's at Platttmnuth,
and th keat of hla tea is now Kearney, Nib.
Around New York
tipples on the Current of life
aa Been la tha Great American
Metropolis from Day to Iay.
The recent failure of the newest of New
York's lobster pslsces raises an tue that
overshadows in certain circles the home
coming of Roosevelt. Was the failure due
to a scarcity of lobsters? Or did the lob
ters resent the evening dress regulation T
Among tho multitude chiefly occupied in
"living to eat" the lobster suggestion of
failure Is ostracised, while the clothes ques
tion Is received with much favor. The
cynical Sun Intimates that the "evening
dress" crowd comes from "the provinces, '
bringing their swell clothes to air In the
metropolis. Loral lobsters would nut be
restricted to swallowtail, and shunned
the swallowtail palace, putting out of busi
ness an enterprise representing an outlay
ot $1,000,000. Us fittings and decorations
were of a Babylonian order and designed
to exemplify the luxurious magnificence of
the Nebuchadnezsar era. Persons without
evening dress were excluded from the night
patronage of the palace and thia rule is
held to be partly responsible for the fail
ure. "A great splurge was made when the
cafe opened," relate the Brooklyn Eagle.
"A London manager of Uermao name was
reputed to receive the munificent salary
of SuO.000 a year. These statements were
widely believed, for In making them the
press agent crossed his heart and gave
other copper-fastened assurances of good
faith. New York likes well appointed
restaurants. It Is willing to pay the price
required for their support. But it doea not
like, or tha male part of it, at least, does
not, to be "requested" to appear in swal
lowtails and solid white shirts before order
ing an evening meal. New York resented
being told how It must dress. It is willing
to imitate foreign customs to a certain
extent, but when Imlta'.ton essumes tha
teniblanco of compulsion then it kicks.
Four hundred and fifty thousand wage
earners In Greater New York are receiving
wages below the minimum on which it is
porslble to support their families in de
cency, urnrding to the annual report ot
the committee on congestion of population.
This "minimum of decency" is net ot SSOO
a year an increase of about $100 over the
minimum set by the statisticians a year
ago. The average wage of 310,000 workers
In Manhattan and the Bronx Is $543 and of
103,000 in Brooklyn $519.
A long, lingering, quivering sound, re
sembling that historic simile of a cow
drawing Its foot out of the mud, accom
panied by sighs of satisfaction and little
squeals ot delight, attracted the attention
of the passengers in one of the coaches of
a Sea Beach train bound Coney island
ward. A hasty survey ot those In the car finally
revealed a startling sight. Several women
In the coach were esrterlallv affected. There
in a rear seat aat a young couple wound
so tightly In each other's arms that at first
blush It appeared as if the young man in
the case was trying to throttle his fair
companion. At least that was the story
later told by the conductor.
The passengers stood it as long as they
could and finally one of the women pas
sengers called Peter Nicholson, the con
ductor. "Make 'em stop it," she ordered. "The
Idea of them carrying on like that In a
Nicholson, with Jaw firmly set, ap
proached the couple, and after considerable
prying, it Is alleged, finally .succeeded In
sparat ng the loving pair. By this time the
train had reached the station at Ninth
street and Fifth avenue, and Nicholson,
with his hand firmly entwined in the lov
ing youth's collar, bundled him off the
train and downstairs to the street, where
he plaoed him In charge.
Ten years ago, relates the New York 8un,
commenting on the death of the popular
young writer, Myra Kelly, a newspaper
man was dining one evening with Dr.
James T. Kelly, who asked for advice con
cerning his daughter's troubles with maga
sine editors. This seemed like tha preface
to a familiar story the young woman had
literary ability which the editors persis
tently refused to recognize. What was to
But the story was not along that familiar
"My daughter, Myra," said Dr. Kelly
when his companion asked how he could
help, "Is teaching in a downtown East
Side school. All of us at home have been
entertained by her stories of her pupils
and I urged her to write some of them.
She was timid about It because of the
tales of often rejected manuscripts by un
known writers and did not say that she
would make the trial.
"Unknown to me she did, though, and de
termined to get over the agony of unani
mous rejection as soon as possible she
made three copies of her story and posted
one each to three magazine editors.
"This morning she cam to me In dismay
with three letters from three editors, three
checks and three requests for more stories."
Dr. Kelly's companion agreed to act as
diplomatic agent; saw the three editors,
settled the matter of first choice by lot
and gave the bewildered young school
teacher's promise of other stories in turn
to the other two editors.
That was the unusual manner of en
trance into the field of story writing of
Myra Kelly, then a teacher In the primary
grade of public school 147.
The opinions of the magaalne editors
were speedily justified. Readers de
manded more stories about "Isidore Bel
chatosky," there were enthusiastic encores
for further comment by "Morris Mo
jelsky," subscribers would not be denied
more ot the wisdom of "Becky Zalmon
owsky," and "Patrick ' Brennan," whose
father had resisted the tide which had
swept most ot hla race away from Pov
erty Hollow, had friends by the thousands
among magazine readers.
For her first story Myra Kelly waa glad
to accept $50; within a year she got $r00
tor every atory she wrote.
And all she had dona, she often said,
was almply to write down tha stories aha
told at home of the queer deeds and views
of the ghetto children to whom she was
teaching a, b, o and deportment. But
these stories were ao very unlike any
others from out of that world "east of the
Bowery," reproduced ao quaintly the
dialects, so accurately the points of view,
gave such a new, deep Insight Into that
seething world where there were hun
dreds of thousands of cillsens In tha mak
ing, that theli author became quickly
famous and prosperoua.
But Miss Kelly kept on with her work
In that East Broadway school, and re
mained where she had elected to leach.
In the lower grade. She might have
had higher grade classes, fur aha had
been specially prepared for her profes
sion by post-garduata studies. But the
little folk from the tenements aemd
to her to deserve the best instruction
that couid ba given to them not only In
a, b, c. but In how to look upon life,
domestic and civic. Also she kept on
writing stories until they grsw Into
books, "Little Cillsens," "Isle of lrama"
and "Wards ot Liberty," and these books,
selling by many large editions, had a
big Influence In shaping the work of
many societies and organisations tir
ing to help make good cillsens out of the
children of the Ghetto.
"Ml?s Bailey" wss the name of the
"Teacher" In those stories.
t'l I.Tt KK IN I'KN ITK M'l . H I KS.
Nebraska Ret the Pare In the 1'p
Penology I rapidly taking Its place In
the front rank of the sciences, and the
care of prisoners In the various state In
stitutions is enlisting the efforts of many
tipllfters. The western penitentiary of
Pennsylvania la now giving Its Inmnles
courses In oil and water color pilntlng,
and In Oklahoma, besldrs useful traces,
the convicts are taucht foreign languages.
In other prisons there are classes In Ibsen
. nd the Celtic poets, while In our own
bridewell, aa Is well known, a number of
men have developed talent along the line
of the plastlo arts.
It has been left to the warden of the
penitentiary at Lincoln, Neb., however, to
Improve the table manners of his guests.
Heretofore the meals there have been
served on the cafeteria plan, the men
marching In line to tables laden with coffee'
and food and then each marching back to
he cell, there to dlno separately ami in
silence. Now all this has been chttnarcd.
The meals are served on tables as they are
at any caravansary. By this means the
warden, acting as host, may observe the
manners dlnplayed by each convict. II
was shocked on introducing this departure
to observe several bad social breaks. No.
7fW0 and several of his neighbors ate with
their knives. No. S4S2 poured his coffee
into his saucer, using suction to assimilate
It therefrom. Many others had to be told
that eaters should be seen and not heard.
Ono convict almost on t,he point of re
lease was set back several weeks because
he talked with his mouth full of food. The
warden has delivered a course of lectures
on such topics as "The Vse and Place of
the Napkin," 'Treatment of the Finger
Bowl." "Why the Toothpick is Outre,"
"The Deleterious 'Effects of Bolting." "Con
versational Leads for Dining Use," all of
which have had good results. The hospital
is treating a number of men who were
Injured severely in the face while learning
to use th fork, but their recovery la ex
pected. The telling of after dinner stories
has been encouraged, and several delight
ful raconteurs have been developed. "Shop"
If this Nebraska idea is universally
adopted, as we have no doubt It will be,
the results cannot be overestimated. Ex
cept in the case of Mr. Raffles and his
imitators, the brusqueness and bad manners
of our criminal classes have been notorious.
and we have keenly suffered from them.
But with our penitentiaries yearly graduat
ing hundreds of men of broad culture and
refined manners, we may look hopefully
to the future of the race.
When Roosevelt tomes Home.
In spite of all the preparations now mak
ing for Roosevelt's reception in New York,
It Is doubtful If the celebration will equal
In elaboration that accorded to Admiral
Dewey. And yot how soon his glory van
ished! The country's response In each case
Is the important thing. This time It prom
ises to last!
A ghndder Averted.
We read that President Taft only suc
ceeded In beating Vice President Sherman
at golf by making a phenomenal drive at
the last hole. Aha! Suppose Mr. Taft had
topped that drive, or pulled It or even
sliced It. Wa shudder at tha very sugges
tion of such a calamity.
One million women simply
detest washing dishes because they
have not yet found the right way
If you were compelled to do all your house
work in the way your mother did before you, it
would be almost unbearable.
And still many women cling to the ancient
soap route when washing dishes.
There's a better way, an easier way, a safer way.
GOLD DUST added to your dish-water will
make your dishes whiter and cleaner than they
ever can be made without it That's the better way.
GOLD DUST, unlike soap, cleans more than
the surface. It goes deep after germs and hidden
IOOu parvicica, auu aiciJOLtca cvcijrujxug aw t,wuv.uw.
That s tne saier way.
ftOT J) TYTTftT tWs
sn4? 4-Via nd.
jQLoXU, JUV va iu uxaxw viiuuut Jrfy
your assistance, because itWj
begins to dissolve ana clean
the moment it touches "the
water. That's the easier
Mado by THE N. K.
v Makers ot FAIRY
ring Out Piano Bargain;
TEH DOLLARS TAKES OHE HORflE
For Ono Uood Upright Piano
Thlt-Huit to bring you In to im
th many used piano bargains, for we
hava some Imperial Pianos, worth
$250. marked down to $155 $1 Pr
weak only. Then tho Irving Piano whan
new sella for $1(0 In an oak rase.
You ran hava It (or $1(5 on $5
monthly payments. A (lna $400 Hallet
A Davis Piano Just to s who comes
first to capture this plsa for $165
tasy payments. Then tha Bhulhoff
Piano, In mahogany, Just $50 less than
A I10SPE CO., 1513-15 Dsu'las Street
We represent the greatest line of Player Pianos you can find under ono
roof $3T& and up on $3 weekly payments. Just twtfve different makes.
8 tuotn. .
The president Is tlivii of h: 4 slinking
receptions, but he wouldn't mind having u
few rhanrrs to use his foot.
Mr. Untiling Nelson's assertion tlat ho
Is "as much of a aenlleknaii nv. any man
that lives" ought ,o si'tt'o the matter. If
Mr. Nelson does riot know, who doea?
The announcement that the Northern In
diana Conference of the Methodist church
has decided, 011 account of the Men eot
of living, that families, In entci tnlnlin;
ministers, shall not be a.ikert to furnish
more than one night's lodging htm! ono
meal, appropriately 1 an Irs a "Hluffton date
Mrs. A. C. Whrclright of Boston has
offered to equip the new custom house,
tower there, when built, with a chime of
bells, and the senate of the United States
on the Initiative of Senator Lodge, lias
voted to authorise tho Treasury department
to accept the nlft. The bid now uois to tlio
house, and there will bo no objection In
lir. M. S. SeluiU of Long Beach, Cat.,
took legal steps rintly to acquire an
iithnr nitMTiliel for h Im lllternn Hiiiih I f:iml ,
by making application to adopt Ilamoml
l'ulumoi'is, a Yaqul Indian boy, IS months
old. Dr. Srhuls is a Russian and lias two
children of his own. lUsldcu he has adop
ted a Koieun and a mulatto and is can
ing about for InTants of other raoes nr. I
colors to add to his family.
"That gambler has u lot of ivy uu hU
"1 upposo he likes things around liiir
that piouuee suckers." -iiaitimore Amer
ican. "In your paper thin., morning, sir, 'you
spoke of my address at a public meeting
last night as 'the Insane drivelling of a
played out politician!' "
"I am truly sorry, xlr. If it appeared that
way In the paper. 1 wrote it 'Inane.' Good
morning." Chicago Tribune.
"I want to register a vow," said the poli
tician, bringing his hand down hard.
"Oh, what's the use of registering it?"
replied his friend, "it can't vote." Yonkers
"He ways it Is costing him four times as
much to live as it did two years ago."
"Hut the price of necessities has only
"Yes, but he Is leading a double life."
"I don't know why people say such thing
about me. I am sure there Is not a bit of
conceit about me."
"You're right. Your conceit Isn't a bit.
It's the whole thing." Baltimore American.
"I see," suld the cheerful idiot with some
abruptness, "that the price of raw rubber
In London ha finally boomed to 12 shil
lings and 4 pence."
"And may I ask what suggested this sud
den remark?" Inquired the oldest boarder.
The cheerful idiot thoughtfully surveyed
"Maybe It waa tha steak," he repllvAV.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
A THOUGHT FOB APRIL.
Dark clouds across the April sky
Went drifting one by one.
And piling mssn mass, hlgh-towerej
And so obscured the sun;
But freshened breezes soon upsprang,
The clouds apart slow drifted
Revealed the blue, and bursting through
The glorious sunbeams sifted.
The mind grows clouded like the sky.
And troubles one by one
Come driftlng in, pile up and tower.
And so obscure Its sun;
But soon some fresh Impulse of Joy
Will all the clouds dispel.
Reveal the blue, the sun bursts through,
It shines and all Is well.
BAYOLL NE TKELE.
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-ZM w SOLD DVST 1Hm wr
SOAP, the oval cake.
any one will sell It. Again the Webei
piano, which we expect to sell as quick
as thia ad appears, for $150. Oh, yea,
this will go quick. The $325 Cramei
Piano goes at $176 at $1 per week.
The Nelson $300 Piano goes for a song,
which la $85 cheaper than If new. Tbe
celebrated Baldwin maae Howard Pi
ano wo cut the price In two and sell
It on tha eaaleet terma you cau tlituk
First come, first served. NogM
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