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MitMiKli Mr KI'WAUI' I'.dSEWATKII.
VICTOR RuKWATKH, KIHTOR
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ueiiviiy to City Circulation I 'eparlincnt. .
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fouili ( niahu-2ti ,' 1 wenty-fuurth St.
' 'i.uih'iI Huf u ricotl Street.
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New ork 114 est i'i.n ty-lhlrd Mreet.
aaliinKton '.Zi fourteenth street, N. W .
i onitniinicat ons relating- to nes .rind
foiiuriul inmi.r Srtoulrt be addressed
I'lu.iu.i lice, Eii.torlai LtHriim nl-
i;.-niiv by rirfrit. cpr.s, or posial' order
u '" M"" rubin-him; t omi . -.a...
iniK u nt stamps received in payment of
mail account, llrsunal checks except on
i m-dlu ana eastern exchange not accepted.
K TAT KM KNT OF ClltOI UATION.
Male nf .. l . anka, iMjiiglu County, a.
tiwii i' II Izschuik, treasurer of The Mea
IiioIibiiiiik Company, be nu iluly aworn,
-nh iiihi tin- ri tual t u in i r ot f in ami
roinplvie i-otneg of TJi I'aily MornlnH,
Kveiiiiiri ana Sunday Bi'e pr r.ttd during u
iiiiiiili of .Nov,.mtvM, mm. wnt a follows:
t IS 44,080 ,
. Ill 43,71 j
j 43,(10 1
21 43,620 j
' i ttf.oau
27 43,9ao !
. . . . .43,30
. . . '. .4a,60 -
; 3u 42,3io j
' l.3ao,bBO I
'. l,43 I
I'aily Average .... 43,610
OKOHUU 11. TZci'Ht'CK.
Subai rlbei) In my presi nee and awoi n to
telorv ma tliia Jutii" day of Xovember. l.'lU.
M. I'. AUKj.lt,
tKcil.). . . . Notary Public.
.tubni-rlliri'i lenvluu (be ritjr trm
porarllr abuuld. ha The Ilee
mallej to larin'AddrtM will la
ehanard aiiltra '( rnealed.
Jlero is where Old Father
starts down the home stretch.
According to all accounts, the train
robbery business la also picking up.
Prejudice hftu spoiled more good
ptophet than any other one thing.
Those yellow war acares quickly
wither tinder the blight of thla winter
Will wonders never cease? A glass
factory has moved, out of Kansas to
get more gas.
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A man wit'li half his skull gone still
Uvea. $ut many a man has lost his
head completely and lived.
Loss of his thrphe may yet make a
man of the young Portugal king. He
Is now talking of going to college.
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The Chinese . throne takes to the
constitutional government idea Just as
mullly as a boy does to a hickory.
.lust to ptove he U not superstitious,
President Taft propoBea to open the
postal savings banks on January 13.
The Cnlted ttates certainly must
need grand opera. Every grand opera
artist thus far interviewed says bo.
The delayed Christmas present Is
none the lets welcome because it had
been cr Fsod.off th list of expectation.
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Paruitoxltaf as It may seem, a man
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named Christ ui is a leading factor In i
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the war movemeut down In Honduras.
With reasonable provocation Omaha
seems to be able to develop a college
spirit strong enough; to make itself;
As va understand It, the Taft Idea
of the postal service Is that It shall
serve the people up to its maximum
A foreigner says tje Wants to learn to;
pronoun. fhicaso the worst way. jtion says that men cannot be blamed
I Philadelphia Inquirer1.' for escaping them wherever possible.
Call U St. Louis and seo what hap-me directs attention to the need of
pens. ! safer and more sanitary regulation
(than now exists.
It must be adaUUed. that Christmas.
spirit of peace vrcame those rail-.
, roads and fnUer, anyway, and pre-j
vented Uo? till tU .'. . ;
' 'Vi'teroft Meets Death ou a Railroad
Trmk," says a headline. Yes. count
ing the tie is a favorite pastime 'f
old Mr. Cr'm Reaper.
fenauulal Candidate Caston In , ni'n At best the business Is hazard
MauathusciU has withdrawn f roni ! ml' Dut vtn tbl8 foaU,re of il "
th race.' doubtless to make way for
his friendly rival. Xlphonse.
Ont of. the blessings which thrilled
the hcartidor Maiylanders at Christ -
nuia time ras that the legislature of
il,f !te ti not to meet this winter,
Doubtless a real blessing, that.
What's this? Urvan suggests Folk,
Caynor, Y Uson and Harmon as possl-, need of many changes. His presenta
bilities for1 the presidency. Stay onition of the subject Is so obviously fair
your ceJUi door, Oovt-rnor Harmon;
do not let that rrsn boy t?nipt you
Out Into tie alley by roft words.
The tiutJiijnd of Attorney General
Mullen for the bigsest court room in
ibe court .jiOu.se to ,br the teatlniony
before th referee-- on the ouster
ti arues.f gainst the? chief of police
tavtiis veiy math-of g.rudstanding.
Progress in Reclamation.
It Is no chimerical si heme t li kov
ernment footers In Its loan of t'-.-000.
000 for "the completion of ret lama
tlori projects, for the soundness of the
enterprise was thoroughly established
lonj? before the president recom
mended that roinrrsg make this ap
propriation. The tent was made of
the ability of the land to pay returns
on the Investment and the land, under
the touch of IntelllRent tillers, re
sponded abundantly. Now the board
of army engineers has returned Its
report of the locations selected for the
expenditure of this. $20,000,000 and
the president has approved the report.
Thla Is one of the best aids to the I
development of the west that could
possibly be afforded. It means years I
of time saved, for the private land
owners would be a very long while
doing what the government will Uo In
the way of reclaiming land and In-
crealng Its productivity
b obstacle to progress, w hich the en-
glneers point out, is the fact that most
of the water supplies being under
state control, the rights to them will
have to be adjudicated. This should
be given prompt and careful attention.
In the adjudication of these rights lies
the possibility of almost endless con
troversy. Some of the older irriga
tion enterprises of the west amply
testify to this fact. If the govern
ment can facilitate action on these
nuiien, tueu n win ue uuiiig mi auui-
tional service of great value to its own
anrt nrivatn nrnlpcta
t 1. i,..llf,.lni, L- nnnr , 1. n , n V
dinililii m iviii, men 11c-
urasKa project. Bitares in une 01 me ;
largest dlvUions of this loan $ 2.000,- i
, i i . , a ,1
000. Nor can there be any doubt that
this section w ill more than make good
on Its opportunity. It will do Its part
toward making the desert bloom as
roge making two blades grow
whe re but one grew before, which Is
the basic principle involved in this
whole plan. It Is the principle of em
pire building, the creating of new
sources of wealth.
Save the Birds.
It is to be hoped that the reported
effort to repeal or defeat laws protect
ing game birds ' will not come to
fruition. The National Association of
Audubon Societies announces that cer
tain commercial interests have a well
financed plan for accomplishing the
defeat of this kind of legislation thla
winter in every state where legisla
tures will be in session. Such a plan
should not be permitted to succeed.
It would be seriously wrong to remove
the restriction, on bird shooting. The
demands of fashion should be met in
some other way. It is not merely sen'
tlmental reasons that support this
plea. Most of these birds are valuable
to crops, protecting them from ravish
ing insects and various pests. So when
the antl-blrd man seta up his argu
ment that be should not be restrained
for mere sentiment, let him see that
there la far more material Interest at
stake in the blrd'a preservation than
la in his destruction.
The Audubon societies will endeavor
to enlist the support In behalf of the
birds and the laws of the sportsmen,
farmers, horticulturists, planters and
ranchmen. If these Interests come
close enough together they will niako
a rather solid phalanx to march into
any legislature. They will at least
be entitled to as much of a hearing as
the other interests, which in many
capes will be foreign to the state in
which they are seeking to obtain
'favors from the legislature. More
over, the demand for the repeal or de
feat of these laws and the freedom to
kill birds without limit will strike
most fair-minded lawmakers as a de
mand for class legislation. And un-
less the financial rexources said to be
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available are most Judiciously handled
they are likely to become of some of-
J ' . A.
rense. it reauy aoes not seem inai toe
common good calls for obstruction of
j "" 8UCn law
Life in Anthracite Mines.
English-speaking miners are said to
be leaving the Pennsylvania anthra
cite coal fields In large numbers, their
places being taken by aliens from
southern and eastern Europe. A priest
AAntraMBMl with rnnillttfini in thit Kfr.
Th)a j8 R gubjpct of vital importance
and Q r,EardeJ Dy tbo nation, which
it8olf BceklnR ,0 elevate, condition
of lat)0r n this and other occupations
as one of the surest ways of conserv
ing life and health. The anthracite
coal business Is profitable enough to
warrant the operators In making bear
able the working conditions of their
! ,Uble to Improvement.
flde of the danger of explosions and
j other mine accidents, there ate many
'' to better tho lot of the miner,
j It would seem that buch improvement
would woik to the advantage of the
employer us veil jjs the employe.
Colonel ItOL'sevelt in Lis i'ltst arliclu
ou life in Oe mines as he lound it
upon his visit there points out the
and dispassionate as to promise valua
ble results. Tber Is danaer. as hi?
points out, in overdrawing the bad
features of that life, and threforo it
would be unfortunate for mere zealots
to undertake the tank of mirroring
these conditions to the public. Im
provement, Colonel Roosevelt says,
has been wrought, but that does Pot
alter the fad tbat muib mere ini-
provemrnt Is necessary. It is barely
possible thnt such an unprejudiced
Hhumlnts as Colonel Roosevelt Is mak
ing nmy bring to the attention of the
operators many serious faults which
they actually had not realized before
and thus lead to their correction. On
the other hand, a promiscuous, or, as
Colonel Roosevelt calis It, "hysterical
overemphasis." of conditions might
turn sensible men contemptuously
awny from the entire subject and thus
defeat the ends sought.
Much of this reform work, doubt
less, may be directed by the state au
thorities, but a great deal of It lies
right at the door of the private enter
prises and either state or federal au
thority should aid those who may be
Blow to see their duty In this matter.
Abuse of Immigration Laws.
The secretary of commerce and
labor in his annual report calla atten
tion to the abuse of immigration laws
by steamship companies, which, in
their zeal to Increase business for
themselves, Induce Insane or diseased
aliens to come to the United States,
and recommends that such offenders
be severely dealt with. His recom
mendation is made upon the showing
of the commissioner of immigration at
Kills Island. This has before been re
ferred to by President Taft himself.
The abuse entails far-reaching dan
gers. In the first place It is obstruct
ing the government's general effort to
solve the immigration problem. In
the next place, passengers afflicted
with contagious diseases endanger
other Immigrants on board the vessel
and do them the great injury of possi
bly being denied admission upon ar
rival because of no fault of their own.
For that matter, It subjects the Ineli
gible alien himself to the hardship of
paying out the expense of the trip
ovfr, all for nothing.
The United States needs and wants
the sound, ambitious immigrant, but
it has its hands full in handling the
problem of his assimilation, and
should not tolerate such flagrant
abuses as these by some of the steam
ship companies. Doubtless it will be
wise, as the commissioner recom
mends, to have a competent immigra
tion inspector and also a surgeon on
every vessel bringing numbers of
aliens to our shores. They might be
of great service to the government in
enforcing its restrictions against the
imjiortation of persons barred by law,
thus also afTordlng protection to those
who did come over.
Complaints on Train Service.
Growls all along; the line at the Union
Pacific's new time card have been heard
the last week. A railroad should cater
somewhat to tha source from which it
derives its business the general public
and accommodate it as much as possi
ble. The good will of the public is a val
uable aaaet and Is worth a good deal of
money . to any business corporation.
Lexington Pioneer. - i
The growls at the new time card are
not all out on the Hue, but are being
heard here in. Omaha, the terminal
city, as well. It is hard to understand
by what course of reasoning railroad
officials ran reach a decision to reduce
train service to which the traveling
public has become accustomed except
In the face of imperative conditions.
Passenger train service, even more
than the freight service, gets a quick
reaction on public sentiment. Revis
ing train schedules downward plays
havoc In all sorts of directions in
which travel and business have been
adjusted to established facilities sup
posed to be permanent and dependa
ble. Omaha and the people using the
railroads centering here are entitled
to Improved train service rather than
less adequate service, and there la no
wonder that there should be com
plaints. Yhep some of our Nebraska papers
endeavor to read our recent reference
to former Senator Thurston's discred
itable appointments as an objection to
his assumption of "personal responsi
bility" for his selections they put the
accent on the wrong syllable. Senator
Thurston was personally responsible
for the appointments made on his
recommendation because he had no re
publican colleague to join with him.
What wrought Mb undoing was not
this sole responsibility, but the dls-j
reputable character of the appointees.
The privilege enjoyed by a United
States senator to make recommenda
tions for federal appointive offices will
j prove a strength or a weakness ac-
' cording to the way It Is exercised.
j There are altogether too many honest
'and deserving republicans willing and
'able to fill every desirable position to,
j excuse the preferment of questionable
i characters sure to be a liability on the
I party Instead of an asset.
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I Local merchants almost all agree
I that the holiday seasou in Omaha this
'year has paised all previous trade
! records One reason is that our peo
! pie have money to spend and aro will
livg to upend It. ApotUer and eiuully
'potent reason Is that our local mer
chants carry the kindi of wares that
jBie wanted and offer them at attrac
t tlve prices.
N'cbraeka'a resources should have
publlcily of the right sort appealing
particularly to the people who would
i make desirable addition 'to our ioyu
latfon What uame the publicity
jbuieau gos by and who supervlbes Is
! not all-Important so long as tho work
Is done, and done efficiently and eco
, uoaiit ally
j It is till "uiiprofefaional" for a
j surgeon or physician to advertise what
! he tan do for suffering humanity If
the advertisement Is so labeled and
paid for at regular rates, but fortu
nately the medical code fixes no pen
alties on free publicity of successful
operations and wonderful cures.
Those Ohloans are said to object to
a sweeping Investigation of the charge
of vote-selling for twenty years back.
Can yoti blame them? It would be a
very reckless patriot who would favor
such a promiscuous investigation as
It is worth noting that Aviator Hox
sey, whose flight of 11,17 4 feet In the
air at Los Angeles breaks the altitude
record, Is the man with whom Colonel
Roosevelt took a sky ride at St. Louis.
The only wonder Is that the oppo
nents of parcels post have not pro
fessed a sympathetic desire to prevent
the mall clerk and letter carrier from i
being still further overburdened.
The old debate as to the poisonous
properties of mistletoe was settled
when those three little Oklahoma chil
dren died as result of eating such
4 Mental Heervalon.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Colonel Rryan names four democratic
presidential posilbllltlca, but neglects to
add that he will never permit either of
them to b elected.
Jo ley Dividend Steal.
Wall Street Journal.
Earnings of Armor & Co. for this year
amount to about 20 per cent on the capital
stock, looki as if the middlemen were not
retting all the profits, In spite of official
assurances to the contrary.
Another Sqneeae for ffninkera.
Ntw York World.
Hurley tobacco grower In Kentucky,
West Virginia. Ohio. Ind'ana and Missouri
have agreed to pool their crops In lull and
raise no crop In 1912. That la an Improve
ment on the Dutch Kast Indian example of
burning- one year's nutmegs and spices to
raise thu price.
An Rumple of "Thrift. "
Kansas City Times.
A Pittaburg family of twelve la reported
to live well on 11 oents a day "per heart."
Of course It doesn't. But there will be
plenty of smug upholder of special prlvi-
1 leae who will cite this reported cane of
I thrift as a new evidence of which the poor
could do If only they were not extrava
gant. Perils of Rarlirrlna.
St. IxiuIh Itcpubllc.
lct the barber beware. Maohines now
polish shoes and massago human faces; it
would be just like some Connecticut Yankee
lo orlKlnate an attachment to an ordinary
vaccttni carpet elianer which would cut the
owner's Imlr and put pein ade on his mux
taohe, and sell for about $42.98, Including a
stops of extra burr-wheels. If hair-cuts
are to be advanced to $1, ae threatened.
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
Knroute from St. Ixjuis to his old home
In Parkeraburg. W. Va., John ChlMera was
strangely reunited with his son. whom be
ha .-.oi. M'en for twenty-five years.
There recently died in Philadelphia James
Miller, 91 years old, of whom It was claimed
until bis Uoath thai lie was the oldest liv
ing member of Lb, order of Odd Fellows.
Mr. Doale.v, it is announced, haa Just be
come the father of twins. Opinions differ
aa to whether this will furnish Mr. Dooley
with his happiest theme or end his career
as a humorist.
And now It la announced that Lord jOe
cles la to marry Ueorge Gould's second
daughter, lan t it remarkable how those
Impoverished sprigs of nobility connect
with the Oould fortune?
Clay Cummins of Kalrmouth, Ky., and
liia cousin, Klrb Cummins, caught1 seven
coons In the top of one tree. From the
trunk of the same tree they got five pos
sums, it la said, and caught ttire aqulrrels
In the branches. They alO found some
honey in the tree.
In July, 19, H. O. Stover of Penn Cen
ter county, Pa., offered to sell for 1 cent
to one of Frank Kramer i daughters a lit
tle pig that waa considered to be a runt.
Tho girl promptly bought It, took good
care of it and last fall fattened it. The pig
waa' killed last jWeek and Weighed U5?
pounds dressed. "
Miss Carolina li Keilly haa been put In
charge of the press bureau of the National
Woman Suffrage association In place of
Mrs. Ida Husted Harper. MIfs Keilly bus
held the office of secretary for five years.
Mrs. Harper aent In her resignation some
time ago because she wished to devote all
l.er time to writing and lecturing.
December 98, 1910.
Wiioilruw Wilson. lot mar president of
Princeton university and now governor
elect of Near Jersey, was born December
2K, Im.iJ, at ritaunton. Va. lie is a grad
uate of the University of Virginia and
Johns ilopkinn and once prucilcrd law at
Atlanta, but tta.e It up and went into
oollejdatfl work. He is now belnrf primmed
fur the democratic nomination for presi
dent in It'll!.
William K. Chandler, former secretary of
the navy, is 75 years old today. He was
bom at Concord N II.. and waa t'lillml
States senator from tout Mute anil later
prtKtdent of the Spanish clulina cominU
mIoii. Perry Helmonl. member of the house of
Heliimnt aril a New York laww-r. was
born Uecn.iher 2. I'M lie I, as In en a
mcinbtr of congress beicral terms ami
pi oinir.rnt In dtmurruti.' politics
iJclevan Smith,, publisher of t he Indianap
olis News, is lie was limn In Cincin
nati and was formerly connected with tin
Associated l'ress. lie has tiie oiMlnction
of being mi.' of the deft iidant In tliu fam
ous 1'anama libel suit.
prank VV. Taussig, professor of political
economy in llananl. was born Decem
ber lr. In St. l.ouis. lie haa ben
prislilint of tbe American .Association of
I'ul. Ileal l.coiiMul.iu and Is a recntjnUed
a. it), oi It . mi t.'it tariff in this cmintri.
i i. V. I". M;Iih. practicing physician
and professor of clinical niedlilne and phy
tic il dlaKl"' wis in the I'nlirrsltv of Nr.
lltsKa uieiUcal collie, is i't Imluv. He is
a native ot New York stale ar.d a grail
uatc of the College of Phyalclana and
Surgi'jnH and of Coiiimbla university.
lie.-, i'hi. I i.i iiur.dd Mclio.u'il pastor
of Pmunnel ll.-.ptlst ih'inh. was burn De
cember .'!. li"3. In Montuomiry countj.
Ki.nsa. He is a arailuatc of Kochenter
Tbeoliical semii ary and was first called
to preach at Htileii. la. In It":', lie li is
bad ills pri st at charge since I'M.
I'.arinn Millard of the Men lam i. Mil
lard companv la just X. He Is a native
son of Omaha and was educated at I la
cine iol:i"c and Columbia university. He
bam Inn In the grain business since 1x7.
Our Birthday Book.
Bom Zntaraatlng- Fba
and Coalitions Obaarvad
at ttaa nations Capital.
Whether or rot Justice Hughes has more
than the ordinary share of personal mod
esty may be determined by reading the
follow lilt history of himself w hich he pre
pared for the Congressional Directory;
"Horn in Glens Palls. N. Y.. April It.
PW; student at Colgate university and
Hi ow n unHerslty. and was graduated from
the latter In l"iS1; studied law at Columbia
law fchimi, 1!K!-Iv4. and held prise fellow
ship in that school from 1SS4 to lv-T;' ad
mitted to the New York bar In ISM and
practiced In New York City from 14 to
lwtl, and from JSS3 to lllCC; was professor of
law at Cornell university from lfid to 1.1;
was apecial lecturer at Cornell university
from 1S!3 to lSt'5, and In the New York Law
school from Istcj to 1W0; was counsel to the
Stevens Cibs committee of the New -York
legislature in 1!06 and lfOtj; was special as
rlstiint to the United States atorney gen
ual in the matter of the coal Investigation
of lKti; nominated for the office of mayor
of New York City by the republican con
vention In 1905, but declined the nomina
tion; elected governor of New York for
two terms, from January 1, 1907, to lecem
ber 11, 108, and from January 1, 19u9, to
December 31. 1H10; received the degree of
LL.D. from Brown university in 1908, from
Columbia. Knox and Lafayette In l'JOT,
from I'nlon in 1, from Ueorge Washing
ton and Colgate lr 1SW9 and from the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania. Williams and
Harvard in 1910; appointed by ITesldent
Taft to be an associate Justice ot the su
preme court of the United States and con
firmed by the senate on the 2d day ot May,
1810; resigned the office of governor of the
state of New Y'ork on the tith day of Octo
ber, 1910, and took his seat on the bench
on the loth day of October, 1910."
John Porter of Eldora, la., enjoys the
distinction of having been admitted to prac.
tlce before the United States supreme court
at an earlier period than any lawyer now
active before that tribunal. . Mr. Porter
who Is In bis eighty-third year, was form
ally admitted March !, lSStt. He has been
trylt.g" legal cases ever since, and Is In
Washington now to prehent a claim belore
the Interior department.
"When I was admitted to practice before
tha supreme court, Roger B. Taney was
chief Justice," aald Mr. Porter, quoted by
the Washington Poat. "It waa he who
gave the famous Dred-Scott decision. Pres
ident Pillmoic's inauguiation was not at
tended by the great throngs that now
gather to see a president take his place at
the head of the nation, and Pennsylvania
avenue waa nut the fine thoroughfare it Is
today. 1 remember seeing Fillmore ride
from the east front of the capital up the
avenue. Since Fillmore I have known per
sonally every president, with the exception
of Colonel Roosevelt and Mr. Taft. There Is
no shadow of doubt In my mind that Lin
coln was the greatest president the country
has ever had. I had opportunity to meet
him on several occasions, as I was Judge
of the district court In Iowa during his
administration, and was called frequently
lo Washington. Garfield was my school
mate, and I know McKinley In Ohio. It Is
given In most of McKinley's biographies
that be waa born In Nlles, O. He was not.
His birthplace was three miles from
Nlles, and he was born In red brick man
sion. His father bore the name of Wil
liam McKinley, Jr.
The weather has been biting cold In
Washington the .last week. The ther
mometer has been low and the wind high,
nipping one's noise and ears. But Robert
K. Peary, the artlc explorer, ht s gone
about In the near-bllxiard dressed In sum
mer attire. The man who says he nailed
the stars and (tripes on the pole acorns
the winter clothes of the average Weah
ingtonlan. He stalks ' through the snow
covered streets wearing a light blue serge
suit with no overcoat. He even refuses to
Peary seems to get little personal satis
faction out of his world triumph. He is
a lonely figure. He has few Intimate
friends and seems not to care especially
for the company of those who formerly
knew him well.
Sofa pillows, peroxide of hydrogen, honr
hound drops, vloiis soap, lemons and
sugar, court plaster and Jamaclu ginRer
these are a few of the little perquisites
purchased by the senate for Its Individual
members during the last year, relates the
New York Herald.
When the senate reads a report of Its
secretary, Mr. Bennett, on shopping ex
peditions, It Is likely to agree that he ned
muko none in the future. From snuff to
pillow slips and a bust of the man who
nominated Mr. Ktlmson for povernor, It
has run a race wh'ch makes the cost of
living look like a discarded dance card.
For the hpst Mr. James R. FraBcr of New
Y'ork received J00.
Sandwiched In between extract of rose
and bromo. seltzer is two quarts of castor
oil. Soda mint and pepuln tablets helped
to keep the senate In physical trim. All
this and more Mr. Bennett deta Is In his
annual report which reads like a dim
novel written backward ard the heroine
advertising for her make-up. Somebody
even ordered a New Y'ork fashion mata
xine, but It does not appear whether that
and the hoarhound drops and th peroxide
vent to the same person. They do not
have to tell for whom the shopp.ng was
Sotneboilv's auiliatnr tfor bnld hendm
vies fur reeoynitiuii with a popular niss
s: ge cream and leather eny chairs, at
IT.t.ro are closclv pursued bv pillow slips
two doxi n i-heets, and enntou fluntKl for
the senate bath room. "H"Ft feather p!l
tows ' came on tin: same lae with l .'.o
ralti n" of vinegar, anil somebody got u
t el-' tied cah bag for seavlngs.
Taking senator lonie after rlslit ses
sions has resulted in a t!iab bill, which
would make a HrnadwaV Star enviucs
ar.d a quart of olive oil arid four doen
bottles of violet extract tesilfv to laves
In fitting rank and distinction Flower
fur H luncheon to the Japanese prince
cost $.". Somebody titled a celelna ed
ciatiilruff cure mid about tho line the
"Insurgents" were at their worn; tii re
las oidireil a dozen paeU" i f court i la
ter. Six bottles of brilHprtln smoothed
the ruffled lucks of suire senate dandy
ar.d anointed Ills i urhr.g inu'tach' Sen
ate s:;uff cos's SO ii'it,: n pound. Some
of the popular hraml.1 of toilet s a: n
the snate are Jockey Club, an'iulwoort,
and perfumed 1 1 r!f nle.
Tline is a record of Vice-Prf sli.'ent Slier
:;:anV untoiuobite troubles uhieti would
n:.'jKi the tire and repair man rhoiit w,ih
Joy. Kvery puncture is recorded with Its
e-t and mnnv other t'-inys of like nature.
Casuline cost the government ij cents
a gallon. The clujuf feur eis I00 a month.
In a lull of l",io. M.OW is for the car. anl
the rest upkeep, Including the chauffeur.
! Ili.vr Uu 1st) I.Ike II f
I Wail Street Jo'irnnl
J Mr. f t i 1 1 1 1- and Mr. I'll! sav people uie
j too extravagant. As pensenger earnings
' on western roads fl'.uw a decided fall i ,
off, the advice ot these experts i iji'iin
fiyiluwed; bat do the IlUe Its a ppi: Cation'.'
NEBRASKA PRESS COMMENT.
Plsttsmiitith Journal idem.): Charley
Hrysn writes to a Lincoln friend that he
expects to return before the legislature
I meets. Well, who cares whether he dues
or not? Has he the audacity tn think for
one moment that the Nebraska legislature
Is unsbls to organise without his presence?
He bn't quite as big a man as his brother,
yet. an! the frowlng quslltles are not In
Ploomlngton Advocate: The World-Herald
and a few democratic papers In this
state who seem to be friendly with Its edl-
; tor are trying to shelve Mr. Bryan a the
.democratic leader In this state and ndvanc
. Ing G. M. Hitchcock as the leader. So long,
however, as be wishes, the Lincoln atate
I man will, by virtue of bis prominence, cut
I niinalitiirahl ?.,..... I. V. . ...... 1 1 ,L.
. -... . U 11, I v, , villi no vi II1C
democrats In this state and the nation.
Hastings Tribune: If there la one thing
that apoulis better than anything else for
the prosperity In Nebraska It Is the large
and splen.tld Christmas editions thnt been
Issued by the net.-.ipapera cf this state this
year. Each of these editions have proven
that the country press has succeeded In
convincing the local merchants that It
pay a to use plenty of printer's Ink. and
It goes without saying that the splendid
holiday trade this year Is more or less
due to the good work the newspapers have
Central City Republican: Tb World-Herald
declares that the republican party Is
a house divided against Itself. If the World
Herald would have the public believe that
the democratic party Is without serious
division, then It will have to admit that
the whole party Is In accord with the
Tammany and Judson Harmon element
that won In the east at tha last election,
if the democratic party is an undivided
party and the rople have to look for re
lief to tha followers of Tammany, then
prayers for the deliverance of the people
are In order.
Scott's Bluff Republican: The question of
redisricting the state this winter Is already
attracting the cloaeat Investigation of
the people in tha eastern part of the stale
and some of the politicians down there are
already figuring how to block the game.
Like the man of old their motto la "to
keep all they have got and get as much
more as they can." For twenty-threa years,
tha western part of the state haa been with
out proper representation and there are
some people In tha eastern part of Ne
braska who would Just as soon see It re
main that way for the next twenty-three.
Right la right at all times and w are
bound to win
Aurora Republican: The Washington
friends of Uncle James p. Latta, twice
the successful "check-book" candidate for
congressman from the Third Nebraska dis
trict, and the man who voted against the
postal savings bank bill In the last ses
sion of congress, are the authority for the
statement that Mr. Latta will soon an
nounce himself a candidate for the demo
cratic nomination for governor In 1912.
It Is said that Pan Stephens of Fremont
will be a candidate to sueeed Itta In
congress. Just where Kdgar Howard comes
In In this arrangement Is not revealed.
Howard Is nearer the people than either
Latta or Stephens and should be consid
ered. Geneva Signal: The esteemed IJncoln
Jottrnsl says the appointment of Trof.
Jackson, democratic candidate for office,
to serve under the republican governor
as deputy food commlslsoner Is the most
striking example given this year of the
breaking down of party lines, the said
Journal being a strong believer In breaking
down. Fudge. Everybody knows Mr.
Jackson did not support Jim Dahlman
for governor, and that ha waa appointed
because of his dusty proolivltles. Real
party . lines were not broken thla year.
Tho party fenced' were merely temporarily
removed, 'through tha -operation of the
open primary, to permit the individual
voters to have a personal scrap on the
liquor question. The fences will be up
all right next time If the brewery ghost
Is laid In tha next two years.
Grand Island Independent: There are evi
dences hero and there that the opposition
to the establishment of a parcels post sys
tem la at all events not growing stronger.
Indeed, there are Indications that here and
there It Is giving way to the demand for
IM I 'Li' I ' u. ..","' : ',i"imi,sjfMiss,. "' sssrrsrsr-v -
USED BY MILLIONS
Telephone shopping has become a habit with
millions of women, because It Is more comfortable,
and saves time and trouble In making;' long trips
The modern housewife demands a Br 11 Tela
plione, bieaiiBi? it reaches r.ot only h r local shops
but connects her with every larje city in the country.
A Place f op Busy
IVler to Lunch
Men whose time in valuable don't care to
waste it tit the noon hour.
PL' 1 A I I A
iiiioms mem a puice 10
tluced to the minimum.
iiiufl exm'tiutf appetite
fee ix delicious and
'Iry it todav.
THE BOSTON LUNCH
1612 Farnam Street .
14C6 Douglas Street 1408 Farnam Street
It. The op ositlon to the present express
rsti are ,i factor, and the advocate of
a panels punt aistem are making the most
of their advantage in tlu.i reaped. Two
Nibraska d inn rstlc ins last week
spoke rstlier In favor of the aislem-the
Columbus Trligtum and the flattings Pe
puhllesti. merely str.iws. It ni.ght be sug
gested, but possibly indicating in what di
rection the wind Is blowing. Certainly,
however, if sm h s si stem Is established,
the rates should be made high enouch
lo pay for Hi,, urn lit. A tsx on other
branches of the service. In any shape or
form, would not be Justifiable pr defen
sible. Tecumseh Join nal Tribunal : We dislike to
take Issue with i uv brethren of tha press,
hut feel that duty depmnds that we protest
against the ifforts ( Induce Governor
elect Atdrleh ! i lt.ii, Ion the f id custom of
appointing '.. patriotic gentlemen to
serve as "colonels ,,n his staff. There have
been occasions ",,in we longed for the
privilege of donir.ua the gold-laced uni
forms, and feel th- , ne should not tk
any step v -licit mUhl dprl ome other
good cltlr.cn .f the nKt which might at
some time tnccit.e his--simply because we
had been peroaa!lv deprived of that gra
cious privilege. If the accomplished editors
referred to have on Mrk of human kind
ness left In their souls they will at once
change fr;mt iiim thia momentous suh
Jeet and even irt -.1st the governor-elect
broaden his Mill t.f operation. And what
is to become of the sp.endld uniforms thnt
the "colonels" u.c forced to purchase If
tho demand of the incoming administration
for gold-laced clothes Is curtailed? Would
it be right to cl-so toe 'market" and leave
our democratic hrtthren with useless suits
upon their hands or persons? '
".Much of a Job to get your husband t
caro for the furnaoe?"
"None whatever. We always keep a bar
rel of prime cider In the cellar. "Judge.
7 ' '
"1 know a man who Is after Vour Sculp."
" ho Is he?" .
"A balr-ralsing specialist." Haltlmora
"Ate you going 16 make nnv resolutions
for 1911?" - ,
"Yes,'' replied tho unselfish man. "I am
going to resolve thst everybody else ought
lo economise." Washington Ptar.
Mrs. Vlck-Senn Hobble skirls. Indeed!
How- do you think I'd look In a hobble
Her Husband (taken by surprise! Why,
Victoria, you'd look ridiculously r hand
some, my dear: Just as you I. ok in any
thing you wear. Chicago Tribune.
"Yes." said the haughty front row
beauty. "I was a menilier of the original
"Dear met" cried the Johnnie. "I thought
that was your mother!" Cleveland Plain
"1 believe Kmlly paints her face,"
"What makes you, think that?"
"I snw her In the rirugalM'N the oilier
morning, buying s me rouge."
"That certainly does give color to the
charge." Baltimore American.
"You used to be an awful spendthrift."
"Yep. Hut i ain't any longer.,'
"No; spent It all." Cleveland leader.
Madam No, you can't see my husband
he's at the club. - You might wait he's due
home after awhile.
Caller Bui 1 want to ace Ultn the worst
Madam You'd better wait, then he'll be
that way when he comes home. Spokane
A CHRISTMAS TIE.
Believe me. friend,
That prettv t e.
Of Scottish plaid
Just takes my eye.
Its bright, gay tints,
Of your selection.
With my complexion.
Thu style ia good ,
And up to date; ' '
Its colors fnir
'Tis proper length
And not too wide;
I'll ivit It on
With conscious pride;
And If I'm asked
Just where I bought It.
I'll say, my friend.
Good Santa brought It
And that 'twas made
Hy some great artist,
Perhaps the smartest!
NEBRASKA TFLEPI ONE CO.,
A. K JJcAtfarm, Local Manager.
Ball Barrio Is the World's Standard of Tolepboa)
The Hoston Lunch
A I . .
eat wnero time is ro-
The fare is sueh as tho
could demand. The cof
the 'pastries unexcelled.
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