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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, MAY 31, 1910.
The omaha Daily Bee.
FOUNDED BT EDWARD ROSEWATER.
VICTOR ROSE WATER, EDITOR.
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Sabaorlbers ImtIbi th olty fm
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cbajitted aa attest aa requested.
Now, come on with your straw hat
and let us see what we can do toward
coaxing up Miss June.
How can we tell but that- Harvard
student who-rtyi he is living on 1 a
u'u"is uui ou u8f
Does the arrival of Senator Bailey
at the silk-hat stage of development
Uara a new milestone in the nrncmna 1
, If Mayor "Jim" had only thought
of it, in time he, too, might have vol-!
unteered as a high school commence
Ak-Sar-Ben wlll soon set fhe wheels
of his initiative machinery In motion
Prospective novitiates will take to the
training table.: . ,
Down In Tennessee the Elks have
voted to disband. Too much careless
.hooting around the Jungles of Nash
ville, no doubt
A subscriber wants, to know If a
mail must be a bore to Join the gimlet
flub Ask Ronator "fofl"' n.i.
Arkansas, who is the president. .
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njignty women nurses are preparing!
to be on the ground when Colonel
Roosevelt' returns to render first aid
to the''injured.'- Why stop at eighty'
From the rise he has evoked in the
world-Herald, It is plain that Presi-
dent VVoodbury of the-water company
has gotten full returns from his ad in
Henry Arthur Jones, the Enarltsh
hiaiv.l.h an... ... n. ji.i... . ..
ifmj n.iauk, diji xuiuwi urcime 10 tn
dramatists todav. That mo a
but still somebody ought. to do this
Dr.EUot'8 "five-foot shelf" books
were among the "best sellers", up tot
the time ha hin ' to m.l, n.,v.n I
speeches on such subjects as "Suicide"
and ''Labor unions."
King George V, President Taft, Col
onel -Roosevelt and Booker Washing-
ton liave been made life members of
tno worm a bunaay bebool association. By some the post card is in part ing a line between tho travel which is ai
Qulte cosmopolitan. blamed for this rather decadent state ready done and that which ha may here-
Mr. Hobson knows of twenty-five
reasons for having a big navy. Out-
slde of the fact that we need it In our
business, the other twenty-four are of
1 The tip has gone out fora down
ward reylsloa ot census population es
timates. It'a a safe guess, however,
that tome other cities we know of will
be bumped harder than Omaha. '
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iu, ui m wmaua to
a contaminated water supply, but
even that Is not beyorid the possibtll
ties ot some lurid Imaginations.
A Philadelphia paper has raised the
question of "the check book in poll-
tics." If it wants any expert testimony
aa to its baneful influence let it ad.
dresa the editor of a certain demo-
cratlo weekly who once aspired to con-
gross in the Third Nebraska district,
, Before our county board orders any
i more roads paved with macadam it
might be a good idea to have the roads
already macadamised put in a state of
passable repair. Money invested in In this art has an advantage over the
pavements ia money thrown away un- one who is not that Is sure to recom
lesa the pavements are properly main- pense him for all the time be has de
Bryan, Harmon and Parker.
In the last number of his Commoner
Mr. Bryan addresses to Governor Har
mon personally an editorial apostrophe
calling trpon him to force the demo
crats of Ohio to name a candidate for
United States senator, behind whom
they should march In the impending
campaign. The article concludes as
This Is a crisis which win show your
size are you ready to havo your measure
taken? If you falter, preparo to stand
aside. The democratic party Is In no
mood to bo trifled with. It has Buffered
so much from the secret manipulation of
the predatory interests that It demands
daylight methods and honest politics. It
Is up to you, govornor.
It spcms, however, that Governor
Harmon declines either to "falter" or
to "stand aside." He comes back
promptly and says that Mr. Bryan is
not familiar with conditions in Ohio
and does not know what he is talking
about. Governor Harmon, hoerer,
seems to miss the purport of Mr.
Bryan's assault altogether. He ohould
know that his offenso Is nt so much
In falling to forco tho democrats of
i a . , . . - ,t,jj
Ohio to put up a candidate for United
States senator, an offeuso which Mr.
Bryan has committed right here in his
own state more than once, but In pre
suming to allow his friends to conjure
with his name as a possible preslden-
Governor Harmon should . take a
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reiruspeuuv iuw uucn. vo jvi uuu
recall tho performance of Mr. Bryan
t,ta Park Af uaa handlnc fnr
nu wuuv AMtnm ' ' wo ..u.u.ug w.
the position of democratic standard
bearer. Mr.' Bryan hired halls in sev
eral large cities to tell about the mld-
night methods and dfshonest politics of
the New York Jurist, and calling upon
him to do various things or step aside.
judge Parker did neither- and was
none the less nominated. But not
even the handout of $15,000 of Wall
street money to Brother-in-Law
"Tommy" Allen to get 1 Mr. Bryan
again on the hustings piifflced to undo
the damage already wrought. Will
Governor Harmon take heed? It may
require more than $15,000 to square
things through the brother-in-law next
Still in the Aviation Kindergarten.
In the faultless achievement of
Aviator Curtlss, who flew from Albany
n Ma VnrV a Hl.tonno 197 tnl1f.a
In one and one-naif Hours, tne woria
must feel an interest, because it marks
the furtherest outpost thus far set up
in the science of aerial navigation ana
brings us one step nearer to the practi-
" , ,.nn 'tt Tu nrh fim. To Amer-
ican. ,ho featof-the yoUng New
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Yorker is all tne more important oe-
cause he is one of us and has sur-
passed anything yet accomplished in
a heavier-than-alr craft. This places
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the United States ahead, or France, or
England, or uermany, mus iar in a
science to which those nations gave
earlier , thought and undoubtedly will
react as a healthy and moat energetic
stimulus to the spirit of conquest
abroad as well as in this country, pro
diir-lna- In th nrl tha lnrtrer result, of
ui. wa -- I
vaAnAa tittiitMrtria i-kvir Af1 fViA i 1 f I t-i eta I
ac wn i n i i i ii in tf un .u vruau luc uaa.i iiiu a.d
goal of successful aviation.
But every on of these marvelous
feats of skill and courage serves only
to impress thoughtful men with the
raci mat we are as yet nownere near
pracUca! r.su"B, ne wm"8' tne
fauinans, me wrisuis ana me t,ur-
tlsses have only begun to get the faint-
.t tA.a. nt n.rlnt lnHnn and
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wnenevcr xuv uy" 'e"ou momcu
successes it nas Deen unaer tne most
favorable conditions.' In this case,
Uhlcn ,s the acm of a" "empts thus
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far, Curtlss admits that all conditions
were most propitious. What would
the result have been had conditions
been a little less than ideal? This
view of the subject not only enables
one to get a proper perspective of the
obstacles yet to be overcome, but It also
should convince us that we cannot
I . . . , . . i . . .
ovcrmiimata ine ueot we owe lo tueiiiini in ita hnunita irv. 'i no savannan
L, ,taU. hi. m rnr tho nt
science and the truth. r
The Art of letter Writine.
Letter writing is an accomplishment
that is being seriously neglected by
mtfnv nennla In the hiirlv-'hurlv nace' of
.u- i. j irk. ,
mo yicpcui. v.
who can write an interesting and ele-
gant letter is In the minority and the
boy or girl who possesses' more than
the most rudimentary knowledge of
the art la almost unique.
. ...... nnnona Tt Kim. In n All
Lr,mftrny. the want of the traveler.
Lhn ha(, nither time or dlsnoaltlon to
write letters, but it has been seized I
upon by everybody for every occasion
and made to attempt what only the
letter .can . do, . It carries its photo
graphic message with some little line
or two like "You must see it to ap
preciate it," an outright confession of
a literary weakness in the sender
which Is more far-reaching in its harm
ful results than be realizes. It Is on
" la nar with that hackneyed Dhrase ol
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the young reporter who, having ex
hausted his fund of adjectives, throws
up his hands and indites this note of
despair, "It simply beggars deecrip-
The public schools devote some at
tentlon to letter writing, but they
cannot lay too great stress upon it. It
should be taught with aa much care and
"km ny otDer branch of study, for
certainly notning is more essential io
a well-rounded education and a fln-
lshed business or professional course
than the power ot expression and the
ability to write a graceful letter. And
the person who is really accomplished
I voted to acquiring the skill or exercla-
Ing It. Business houses should de
mand a higher test ot this attainment
on the part of apprentices as a means
of encouraging more studious application.
As to Torgery.
Merely by oversight we almost neg
lected to give that Blauncii democrat,
Edgar Howard, the benefit of an ex
planation of how ho was recently Vic
timized by ooinc malevolent dastard
who Imposed upon him with two fake
letters over fraudnlently signed nanica,
which oifr innocent friend printed
without taking tho trouble to verify.
Here Is tho story from his Columbuo
I was tho victim of two forgeries last
week. They wcro clover forgerlcB, and
might have deceived a much omarter man
uiun mis victim, inc two torgci ics cumu i
signed by the full name of a boy of good Ju8t beforc no hook tne B0'l ot Ne
namo In Columbus. Tho signatures ap- braska from his feet for another globe
pearcd genuine, and I printed tho letters trotting expedition Mr. Bryan pabllcly
irom tno ooys. i take an tno Diamo tor
my gullibility. And yet my shame cannot
be pa great as the shame of tha shameless
person who rorged tno names of tne. two
bo', tl. Tho forger may never become
Jiuwn Hq mayHWlte lisrlmtl through aI1
,no yrara. That is. he may hide It from
the public eye, but his own finger of con-
science win point him to his own shamo
every day of hl3 life, and that will bo all
tho punishment I shall nsk far- him. I
hope my boy friends were not offended bp-
cause of the publication of tho forgeries.
I hero give them every apology for print
ing their forged signatures, v
Edgar has our sincere sympathy.
We can think Just now of but one other
instance where such conscienceless
cunning has been manifested, and that
was in the last campaign waged by tho
democrats of Nebraska In the false
garb of nonpartisans. The whole sum
and substance of democratic activity
last fall focused in the circulation of
a. forged letter viciously attacking two
men not candidates for office and bear
ing the fraudulent signature, "Progres
sive Republican League." The shame-
less person who forged these fictitious
names was located not- far from the
home town where Edgar Howard lives,
and there Is ample evidence to warrant
suspicion that Edgar was cognizant of
the plot, If not a participant in it. The
forged circulars were prepared at the
Instigation of the democratic niana-
gers, the postage was paid on them out
of the democratic campaign fund and
the circulars themselves put into the
mails Dy local democratic, committee-
who were. more than once ran eh t
, . i,.im,
ocratlc 8tate committee, when charged
,t.u v,..i thaft ' ,v
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.""man-, prom or ioffe. Tin this couni . ta
" ,,ITi Z Tt IZ 1 ZJt pun
How.ri Bt00d un for him. K
rpjje apoi0ry -which Edgar offers the
,utle boy8 would be a good form to
follow for an apology on behalf ot .-I
iouow ior an apoioty on Denaii or ine
Coiumbus coterie of democratic, bosses
rpaDonBibie for. the campaign forzerv
alwa m i W MY.. A. . "nA
ine SOUtn invites lail 10 lieiurn.
Southern newspapers are prompt to
resent the insult to the south : which
.i mti m.mh.r. ,
LCI tui U UClliUVi "' u va. vvu
a 1 .11. .1.1. . Aw. a.a I
trrnna n rrapan in u u c h i ii ir i n l i-um
G'na uuv..v,u ..v.-..o ; I
dent f0r exceedng his prescribed trav-
ellng expenses. Some of these critics
were southern members. and they put
the BOuth in the humiliating attitude
Cf having offered Its hospitality to tne
president, then denouncing him for
But thoso representatives were- not
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true senument. ine eoutn is speaa-
ing out and instead of objecting to tne
president spending this travel money
to visit that section urges him to
"come again" and not stop to reckon
Ion. the cost. The Commercial club of
Augusta, where the president spent his
time between election and lnaugura-
tion, says the latch string is always
out to Mr. Taft and offers to foot all
the traveling expenses, if congress does
nnt n-n to Savannah in enuallv cor.
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impatient for the time when the presi -
dent will feel free to enter upon an
other visit to their state, adding:
KoV be ha done mora traveling in the
I south than ail the other presidents since
elvll war. The people of the south are
willing, even anxious ur una muimuun,
I . Tha truth nf th matter la that the
president has made very many persdnal
friends in the south. After the eor-
lal way in which he haa been treated in
the south, we should dislike to see south-
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... exDenae. wlth a microscope and draw
It is quite evident that President
Taft is far more popular with the peo-
nla nf Dixie, who are tired of the non-
progressive democratic monopoly, than
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he is with tha politicians in congress.
When tho child ei an Omaha mil-
lionalre waa kidnaped a few years istfl, and has aince then held about every
ago the authorities offered all kinds ot railroad position on the railroad map.
. . . Bolon U Wiley, elvll engineer and pro
rewards for the apprehension and con- " , ' wh tha
vlction of the culprit.. When a dyna-
mite outrage Is attempted, which, if
-..o0fi rr.nit nrnhahlv hmvm htnttn
L..... . : .k-
aosens ol .
children to atoms, wny ao tne gooay-
goodies sit quiet? Is it because the
snsnect to whom all the circumstantial
evidence points was in the employ ot
our professional uplift reformers?
An insurgent paper throws a fit. over
what it terms "a scandalous congrcs-
Llonal bargain," because the repnbll-
can regulars are reported to have
agreed to pass the statehood bins if
tho democrats will help them pass the
railroad bill. Did not the republican
platform pledge statehood for Arizona
and Now Mexico T Is it scandalous to
a nlatform promise?
The initiative and referendum - en
thuslasta have a new argument la re
buttal of the showing thit Oregon" buo tia preaent work.
submitted thirty-two propositions tu
three elections, the number growing
each successive time. They now n"
slst that only through the Initiative
and referendum will the people be able
to mako their own laws, and then they
assure us that if the peoplo have this
priceless privilege they will not us It.
A gentleman who was asked to leavo
an aristocratic New York hotel be
cause his wardrobe consisted or a
street suit and an out-of-date frock
coat bobs up with a threat to sue the
British throne, alleging that he is its
rightful heir and King George V an
usurper. Incidentally ho took time to
sue the New York hotel for 500,000.
This precaution Is doubtless Intended
to raise the wind to pay his expenses
jn buying new clothes ,lor his royal
asserted that he had not yet given up
hope of an extra session of the legis
lature which he was trying to persuade
Governor Shallenberger to call. No
signs yet, however, of any proclama
tion from the governor's office. Mr.
Bryan was always long on hopo.
The superintendent of the State In
sane asylum at Lincoln, who was in
stalled to put the jobs there on the
democratic pie counter, insists that he
is doing tho best he can. Still, that
isn't claiming much
Putting the telephone and telegraph com
panies under the supervision of the Irler-
atato Commerce commission reminds us
lt the express companies are there nowj
but what 800,1 ac" " d0 us?
The disappearance of tho books and rec
ords of the Sugar trust smacks of the old,
old vanishing tricks of stage performers,
Sooner or later somebody will get a law
Passd making the failure to produce ac
counts in court a crime, just as much as
the "doctoring" of accounts Is Indictable
Claiming Too Much.
The late Mr. Piatt's posthumous claim
that he "kicked Mr. Roosevelt up stairs" is
hRrdly tenable. Mr. Roosevelt was well on
uP8talr hen he encountered Mr.
Piatt. As a matter of fact, there was al
",B ru"" '
ways room at the top for Mr Roosevelt.
It attracted him as the magnet does iron-
past the power, of any obstacle to stop.
Crol of the Middleman.
A New York coffee Importer told a house
commltteA tha nther av that tha mMitl..
uwnim; a i tfiiu prom, no aaia inai
durina- a oeriod of manv vaara ttia nriea
of coffe laid down nt New York has
averaged 7 cents, and the co.t ot
f0"'"1 and Ppartn it t to 2H cent., but
the consumer pays for his 25 cents a pound
and upward. Which Is more interesting
"eM on the cost of high living,
Even though Washington resents the fre
quent absences of President Taft, the fact
"hould be remembered that he stopped
tnere 10nf enough for the census man to
tr,nnK llnrlll a 1R.av.nM '
Yorkshire. England, has received a medal
for her bravery in saving her mother from
an infuriated bull- Tha girl kept the mad
I ?!l!m nay py proaaing it wim a pitch'
New York Council of Jewish Women, was
one or tne speakers at the Jewish inter
natlonl conference which was recently held
onaon. ens expiainea tne worn or tne
Imtah rnnnnll (n nrntaetlna and agalatlno-
Jewish girls in this country,
Captain John Pembroke Jones, the oldest
living graduate of tha United states -naval
5d.emjr A1n"polw- ' veteran of the
I Mnxtcan and elvll wars, njid tha axaent v.
!... . .k. tlt..i.- i
the Monitor, died of the effects of old arc
in Los Angeles. He was 85 years old
Have you ever been In Evanston? Lies
n?T 01 v . . k L ,!
alr. of .UDerlority. For the benefit of
those who do not know what distinguishes
Evanston from Hammond, Gary and other
I " V. I q r i , Viti r h r. 1 1 r I tl i. mlnlutai nut.
thl" explanatory label on the gatepost
Lid clothes and more old bottles than an v
Other city or town In the United States."
Our Birthday Book
May l, md.
Ex-Governor George L. fiheldon was born
May 31, U70 at Nehawka, lseb. He was the
first native Ncbraskan to become governor
of the state, and had previously raised a
company for the Spanish-American war,
and served two terms In the state senate.
Since his retirement from the executive
mansion he has been looking after his In
terests in some cotton lands In Mississippi.
William Rockefeller, brother of the fanv
0U9 John d., and also of standard oil fame,
Is 69 years old today. Ha was born at
Klchrord, N y ana nas money to ourri
John C. Stubbs, trafflo director of the
"nnn rlththand man of Mr.
liapriman Mi hnrn Mnv 31. 184?. at Ash-
land( G Ha entered the railway service In
Omaha Water Works and later with the
Electric Light company, is 70 years old
today. He was born at Cambrldgoport,
Va.. and at last accounts was developing
, .rigatlon oonstruotlon in Colorado
jamea x. Reed, tho grocer at Twenty
third and Leavenworth, Is celebrating his
He was born right
here In Omaha and educated at Crelghton
university. He waa with the Omaha Mer
chants express company until 18-8, when
he went Into the grocery business.
Walter Wills, doing a real estate business,
with offices In The Be building, was born
1,, ilw m wm to?
ht , employed as an accountant in
the county treasurer's office,
Ouy H. Pratt, oommerolal superintendent
tot ,h F", t telephone vy. '
Just K. He was born In Lorraine, III., and
itudlei at chaddock college In that etnte.
dating his work as a telephone man from
Orlgen Williams, empioyea in tne i nitoQ
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- c.rMnt.r Pau,r ,,., b,,or. ,..
Hatters of Interest On ana Back
of the rirtng Una Cleaned from
the Army and Havy Register.
Tho stitgeoh general of the army will
early next week make his recommendations
for tho aaslgnments to station of the fifty
appointed orflcera to tho regular corps.
Theso members of the army medical reserve
corps have been under instruction at the
army medical school In this city. Of
the fifty-three, fifty will be np
appolnted. leaving seventy-flvo vacancies,
which will probably be Increased by three
before tho end of tho year. ,Tho officer
who is at the head of tho list of graduates
is First Lieutenant Albert 8. Dowen. Tho
officer who won the Hoff medal of this
yeur's class Is Lieutenant Henry Beeuwkes.
The army medical officers believe that tho
limit has been reached In tho antl-typhold
vaccination of members of tho military
personnel. Borne 4.500 vaccinations have
taken place, representing in all probability
all tho volunteers to whom tho treatment
has been confined. It Is expected that the
demonstration of tho advantages of thlB
protection against typhoid will ultimately
lead to compulsory vaccination. There has
been a wide difference in the number of
volunteers at different posts and this Is
attributed to the personal efforts of the
army surgeons who have had this matter
In charge. As has been ftaled in these col
umns, the War deportment has refused to
compel recruits to bo vacclnattd, as recom
mended by the surgeon genual.
In considering the final order prescribing
regular physical excrcitie and an annual
physical test for officers of the army, an
Important aspect of the question has been
presented In a report of tho surgeon general
of tho army. It has been suggested that
aomo consideration must be inado for tho
lack ot time on tho part of eomo officers
to engage In dally physical cxerclHe, with
out which the annual test would be under
taken at considerable danger. In that con
nection it has Mso been maintained that
officers should bo regarded as competent
to decide what exercise they should take
outside of that Imposed on thorn by the
performance of their duties. It Is also
important to make very liberal concessions
in behalf of officers who are Stationed in
the tropics, under which conditions the
heart muscles are weakened and any de
mand made upon them may easily result In
permanent physical harm.
The army medical officers and the sub
sistence officers of the military establish
ment are discussing the advisability of In
creasing the commutation of rations for
the sick. The surgeons who are on duty at
hospitals have been appealing for an In
crease in the ration from 30 to 40 cents a
day. If there Is final approval of this
request. It will be necessary to Increase the
estimate for next year's appropriation on
this Item. It Is pointed out in the reports
received by the surgeon general of the
army that the allowance ot 30 cents a day
for sick ration Is entirely Inadequate In
view of the fact that the articles ot food
required by the sick come under the head
of delicacies and represent the best and
more expensive classes of food, the price
of which has Increased at the local markets
in greater proportion than the components
of the regular army rations. In 1898 the
allowance for rations for the sick was 60
cents. The next year this was cut down
to 40 cents, since which time it has been
twice reduced to S8 cents and 30 cents,
which Is the current price.
The recommendations of the Infantry
equipment board are being considered by
the quartermaster general, commissary
general, surgeon general and chief of ord
nance with a view to obtaining from those
heads of bureaus criticisms and suggestions
on such features of the new equipment as
pertain to those respective supply branches.
When these reports have been received they
will be taken up by the special committee
of Infantry officers connected with the
general staff, of which committee Colonel
J. W. Duncan, Sixth infantry, acting chief
of Infantry, Is chairman. In the meantime
the arrangements have been made for the
manufacture under the ordinance depart
ment of the equipment, aside from the
articles of clothing, with a view to the Is
sue of the outfl.' to Infantry troops for
practical trial during the Joint army and
militia maneuver at the various encamp
ments during the summer. At the conclu
sion of the additional experience gained in
the field for a sufficient period and under
the observation of experts, final action will
be taken. The expectation Is that the
equipment will be adopted practically as
It haa been recommended. There may be a
few minor changes necessary.
Considerable Interest attaches to a device
which has been described as adopted by
some friends of the enlisted men of the
army to overcome the dire effects of anti
canteen legislation. It appears that at
several military posts the soldiers are being
Induced to establish, outside ot the mili
tary reservations, soldiers' clubs, where
may be obtained) tinder regulation of pur
chase, beer, light wines, and other harm
less beverages. There is every reason why
such a proceeding should be encouraged,
if it becomes a question of any action in
the matter on the part of the military
authorities. The canteen featuro of the
post exchange was driven out of the army
by an unwise law enacted by congress,
hurried into a frenay of terror by tho total
abstinence people, who maintain In Wash
ington what they are pleased to call a
"Christian lobby," under the loadcrship of
a gontlemoh who rejoioea In the title of
"Chrlstlaa lobbyist." The direct result of
this legislation is well known throughout
tho military establishment The worst sort
of dens and resorts thrive in the neigh
borhood of military garrisons, and It will
be well If such an Institution as a soldiers'
club could occupy that vantage ground as
a decent rival of these degrading and da
Cherished Traditions Banished.
One by one some of our most cherished
traditions are sent a-gllmmerlng. Wauh
inaton's 'fine feat In crossing the Dela
ware and winning a victory over the Hcl
slans bas bad Ita place fixed In American
minds by Leutie's famous painting, In
which the commander la standing In the
bow of tho boat with the stars and stripes
floating behind him and his of flours seated
about. John H. Fow, a Pennsylvania law
yer and historian, nw writing a history
ef that state, relates that la crossing the
stream Washington sat In the stern of an
ordinary and Quite small rowboat. The
only other occupants were General Knox
and the oarsman. Moreover, his invest
gatlons havo served to determine that the
first flag was not made until six months
afterward. "History." says Mr. Fow,
"should free Itself from the meshes of le
gends and fablea. Tradition should never
ha used to prove a fact; rather should
facts be used to prove the tradition."
Speeches I oexplulued.
Testimony that In twelve years only eltht
representative In congress were seriously
addicted to strong liquor leaves a good
man speeches utterly without explanation
Tho report made to the comptroller
under date ot March 29, 1910, Show
that this bank 'hag
Time Certificates of
paid on certificates r.mnliu
NEBRASKA PRESS COMMENT.
Beatrice Exprc.sf : Hop blossoms eternal
in the democratic breast. W, J. Uryan
stys the party has an excellent opportunity
to elect a-president in Mil It they only act
wisely and do tho rlht thing. Tho quallf.
catlon destroys the hope, for the party,
under the leadership of Mr. Bryan, has In
the past seemed Incapable of dolnc tho
right thing at the right time.
Central City ltepublkan: Unless Bryan
takes care he la going to bo badly ilia-
credited. Ho is butting Into the state flKht
pretty 6trongly, and If tlio democrats turn
him down right hero nt home his position
as a leador will not bo worth much ven
in Nebraska. It looks like Brjan was gel
ting rather' reckless of his prestige, hook
ing up in a local fight with Shallenberger,
Hitchcock and l'mhlinan. It looks like a
come-down for a man who was for fourteen
years the undisputed democratlo national
Lexington rioncer: Bryan declared in his
Omaha speech that he proposed to have a
plank in the democratic platform in favor
of the enforcement of the law that we have
to' prevent brewers from owning saloons
under other names. Why such a plank In
the platform? Why not a complaint against
some violator of tho law to secure its en
forcement? Platform declarations do not
help In the matter ot law observance or
enforcement. They hiay serve a political
purpose by making a temporary Impression
on the minds of unthinking people who do
not see through the trick of the dema
Humphrey Democrat: In his speech at
Nebraska City Monday night Mr. Bryan
said: "It Is hot certain yet whether a spe
cial session of the legislature will be called,
but if It is not called. It is because thu
liquor interests are opposed to the Initiative
and referendum." According to this, we
take it that Mr.. Bryan believes that all
the good democrats In the state who are
opposed to a special session are Influenced
entirely by the liquor Interests, and this
being so, Mr. Bryan does these democrats
an injustice that will be hard to amend,
and, further, It is a pretty hard thing to
say of democrats who have been standing
faithfully by him for many years.
Aurora Republican: As a aide-stepper,
Cdlonel Bryan Is certainly entitled to the
championship belt. He Is a great "now
you seo It, now you don t ' artist. During
the deliberations-' of the democratlo legis
lature winter before lost, the coloned was
Invited to address the house and senate
In Joint session regarding the legislative
program and what the people needed most.
Many county optloniats were present and
listened long and patiently for an ex
pression from the peerless leader favorable
to their cause; but he spoke not a word
of comfort or encouragement. Just before
he went to South America last fall, he saw
new light and penned an editorial, In
which he came out strongly for county
option, and left it with his brother.
Charley, to spring upon the long suffer
ing democratlo party through the Com
moner when the author was far away and
out of hearing of the storm of protests
from the bourbans. When he returned
home and found he had started something
which might bring about unfavorable con
ditions If let alone, Bryan conceived the
idea of calling an extra aesslon of the legis
lature for the purpose of passing an Initia
tive and referendum law In order to at
tempt the removal of the liquor question
from tho state campaign this fall. In this
Talks for people
The first question, which every ad-
vertlser should ask, Is, "Whn. am I
trying to accomplish?" Most business
men would 'Bay, that the obvious an-
.. ,,o. hv are trvlne to get
awci ia, i" - -
That In true as f:r 3 the present
mat. IB nuc, '
is concerned. But. If advertising were
measured only by what it can do for
the one year, It would be, in many
rases a Door investment. What you
are really trying to i.ecamp.isn, ia to
make the essential facts1, with regard
to your business, a part of the ordl-
nary fund of knowledge of every one
nury iui u . ,
In tho community, state, or mo
country, as the case may be, from
which vnu exDCCt to draw trade. Your
advertising should make your business
auToniBi e, .v.- ,v.
bo favorable known, that wnen me
time comes to buy something you sell,
the average person in your community
will think of you first nd fo?l that
he would prefer to buy it cf ou.
This can only be done by continuous and
persistent advertising. In this sense, circu
lars are not advertising, a catalogue i
not advertising. Even personal solicitation,
however effective, la not advertising..
Neither Is a card In a newspaper once In
a while. In this sense advertising. If a
young man walks In one door of a college
and walks out of the other, ho haa not re
ceived a college education. Neither does
the sending out a few circulars, or an
occasional newspaper advertisement, con
stitute an advertising campaign
i . . r :7.i Th .in t
A young ma
hla Greek Class
week. Looking at a Greek book ones In a
while, does not teach him Greek. Con
tinued and regular repetition Is the
method employed In college. Advertising
depends on exaetly the same foundation.
The public will become moet thoroughly
" ...-a" 7.J ' X..ri.....n i.v aaein. It.
advertisement In a newspaper day after
. . -
Don't expect too much from your first
rew montn. " ,,;'-
you expect inrae munuii or iwiri,
7 . . . .... .i..
a nign scnooi ooy a '"'""
There la no leas certainty is tho results
lit II V
iisj ' xt m i s.rrx niBiiiirii mii i i : in i
, 22 f ' I laaaaaaaaaaaaaaa- ri" ' '
movo he Is Slsii meeting with Mrong op-'
position, not only In his own parly, but
tho oounty optloniats declare It to bo an,
attempt to- sidetrack the Issuo and will not
stand for It. What his next move wilt bo
Is hard to determine.
"Gentlemen, have you reached a ver
dict?" "Well, Just between t.s, jour honor, we'v
reached two eru.cls, and wunt iiiMructloiia
as to how to play olf tho tie." l'hlladel
Have vou ordered, sir?
Despairing t'atrtn Ys, I ordered- a
porterhouse steak half tin hour ago, and I
wish to apologue for my rudeness. VV Ith
your pcrnilsMon I will withdraw It a an
order and renew It as a sugm'st Ion. Chi
"Going to carry water for de elephants
"Nix. De elephant can't lemme In to)
see de circus. I'm going to git a scuttle of ,
suds fer do doortender." Washington I
ltlch Father When I was a young man,
of your age I was compelled to keep aa
Mini f i f
if :L a
accurate expense account ana wasn c aa
lowed to be. Out at night later than
Bon and Heir Sorry to hear It, govern"
your father couldn't trust you us sar1
as you can trust me. Chicago Tribune. I
Houston How do you suppose the $gy
tlanB managed to get the pyramids wherui
they are? , ir
Mulberry Oh, their congressmen prob
ably franked them. I'uek.
"A great crisis always brings forward a
great man to meet It."
"Yea," replied Senator Sorghum; "but
the trouble with some of us great men Is
that vve get Impatient and excitable and
try to manufacture our crises as we go
along." v aslilngton Star.
"Say, Hob, what are the ladles hurry
ing awoy for?"
"Why, you see, that's Professor Pastern,
the great gem expert. He knows a bogus
diamond as soon as sees it, and he says
"I met Mr. Jaypee Merger, the great
trust magnate, Just now, walking to see
an airship ascension. He Is Interested In
aviation, and said he walked Instead of
motoring to the place, aa he wanted tho
"I see. He has got the earth and la now
going to take the air." Baltimore Amer
FOUR LETTERS IN VERSE.
8. E. Riser In Hecord-llerald.
Dearest, may I thus address you? am X'
not forgiven yet ? ( i.
I was ci-utl to distress you; all I said Xea
Tell me that I am forgiven; sadly, humbly;
To despair I shall be driven If you do not
soon relent. -
Dear Sir: I've received your letter and
I've thought the matter o'er,
But I think it may be better It we corres
pond no more;
I forgive you very gladly; let this, there
fore) be the end;
Think not that 1 treat you badly I shall
still remain your friend.
FROM HIM. .
Dear Friend: I'm indebted to you fori the
kindness you have Bhown; 1 J
When another comes to woo you ana tat .
claim you for his own
Let your gladness be unbllghted by regret
By another I'm delighted since your lettefl
sets me tree.
Dear Jack: It's an old, old Story If s an
ancient gag, indeed
Helen doubtless deemed tt hoary whoa
young Paris came to plead;
Every lover has employed It since Ev
found out how to sin;
But long use has not destroyed It; com
and get me, dear you win.
who sell things
from newspaper advertising than tho re-jaW
uncertainty is not In the college, but in tit
young man and the regularity of hU(oui
tendance. The uncertainty of newspapenv
"dvertlslng is not In a certain newspaper
but in the copy and the regularity with,
which tt appears. Results come by exactly
the same process, which Is a psychological
nrocoss. In both r,-
Omaha, tonia o it Ton.
Advertising played a very important part
""""" -u mo great shoo city oi
e jjrown Shoe coumanv. told' the st. Louia
Advertising Men's league:
"Advertising had as much to do with lb
" anything." Mr. Sawyer admitted. -The
St. Louis manufacturers of shoes start! J
t wlth th .. .
fhpv nniMt nvCka
gooj er,oes tf tloy Wftnte.i to hold tho tradu,
and they have always done so made laat-
'"tf wearing shoes of quality and honest
values, but they might have gone on mak-
, d hOM w)Ul0Ut Be,,n(; anv tr8.
mendous quantity of them and without at-
tracting the attention of the world and in
creasing the volume of the output to enor
mous proportions. If they had not early
recognized the necessity of advertising.
"Tho St. Louis shoemen do and have
done moro advertising than thoso of any
other section producing shoes. They us;
double pases, pages, half page and quarj
ter pages in dally newspapers, trade Jour'
nals and national publications, and the
put out larger and better catalogues and
more oxenslvo and extensive printed mat
ter than any shoe people In tho United
The affect of this nolley lerslsteni'ef fl-
lowed Is shown In the fact that w
- m .
ow practically reached the point where
""V. ' th CT" T0'
Leu Is Is foremost In shoe sales.
"The manufacturers of shoes In Ht. Loulo
are entitled to Credit tut having a'"" Per
sistently kept the name of Kt Louts on
their output Many shoes are manufactured
In other sections which do nnt proervliia
name of the place where they are made."
Mr. wyer said that another reason for
the success of M. lxuis shoo, manurac-'
turera waa that they co-opera teifl a, Ithuut
nh' -. ,,1nd
only on tn. n. point of koriitt. Lul.
to tha front and making gJOU lit
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