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Publishing Company, be.ng duly aworn,
para that the actual numoer of full and
i-oinpleta copies of The I all . Morning,
Kvenlng ami Hucduy Hee pr.ntwl during in
month of November, hJ0, waa aa follow:
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Huliacrtbera leavlngt k city tem
porarily abaald hav Turn Be
mailed to tkrn, 'Addreaa will
iltanaeri aa often aa reqaeate.
What Is the Btate of Egypt " Mki
a correspondent. Dark.
It look a It th druj itoro dram
j op had a little trouble ahead.
Apuareutly Woodrow Wilton ll bent
on starting an Ananiaa club of hli
Another aviation record broken at
Log Angcleg euggesta that that is a
great air town.
Yes, this. 1 veryjjne weather, but
t here Ma vlanty, oisa4ni for the rbap
tody over spring.
Even that Meaican revolution
teemed for the time being calmed by
the spirit of Christmag.
Evidently there la .a "Big Six" com
bination in the Texas delegation
against "Little Joe" Bailey.
Reform is stalklng'iu the front door
of West Union, O., where illegal vot
ers are pleading guilty by the wagon
A Or. Jelly has resigned his position
in Massachusetts aa examiner of in
tane asylums. That ia a sweet job,
It Is fait to presume that Willis E.
Reed's brother out in the western part
of Douglas county has been getting
busy for him again. .
A Kansas City judge denies a man's
application for divorce because his
wife smokes. Seems to be a very
good ruling for Missouri.
So long as Congressman Sulzer
clings to the doctrine of "To the vic
tors belong the spoils," his democracy
must not be questioned.
Dr. Wiley Is not far off In saying
that in times to come the wind will
serve as fuel. Why, wind has been
turning the mills for ages.
The Atlanta Constitution says
whisky is regarded as luggage In the
dry sections of the south. It Is con
sidered a load most anywhere.
Thus far It U .gratifying to know
that those government clerks at Wash
ington, are not threatening to strike
because tit thai extra half hour.
.Me. Rockefeller's assertion that he
'co-operated'4 in founding the Univer
sity of Chicago gives somebody a
i nance to ay, "Me and John D. don
it." ' : ,-' 5
Th gag company'g bill against th
city for street lighting has expanded
ST 5,000 between council meetings.
Muat have lcn ruu through a gas
Attorney General Mullen haa gotten
hi picture in the papers as a result of
hi ouster proccedluKS against Chief
I'onahue. Well, that's something.
And now a restaurant dishw gutter
l as Inherited $2 3. "til and U looking
for a wife. If he wer a good fellow
ho would k( one of the waitresses In
on the deal.
Of course, all good democrats
elected to the legislature will go into
democratic caucus and organize both
routes on democratic lines A demo
crat Is only a nonpartisan when he is
after xttuublicau vjju-s.
Wider Open or Tighter fc'iut. I Johnny Bull, mid there- l no reason to
In public statement K. ll Quack-j t,li,,k ,hal h,u hp not rpfl,K't
enbush, wbo Is being pushed by th!hiH rpal feeling" at that time. So any
dry d-ruocrata for speaker of the im- "tmpt to construe his spcrrn Inlo an
pending legislature, bring nul t lie I offense by the United States to other
logic of the- wide-open primary, which "a,lon 1""sf treated as far-fetched.
la for a primary mil wider open. Mr. i
Qua kenbusb. not only favor retain-I
log the open feature of the present
primary, which permits every voter to
help nominate the candidates for any
political partv he choose, but he
would open the door further so the
voter could vote for any candidate for
any place on any ticket and thus help
nominate candidates of all the varlouit
political parties at one and the same
The open primary as Inflicted on us
by the last democratic legislature pal
pably destroys the Integrity of the
party by enabling members of one
party to make up the ticket of the op
posing party, and this proposed wider
open primary would make party nomi
nations meaningless. It would intro
duce into Nebraska something very
similar to the by-elections In European
countries, where one election Is held
and if no one secures an absolute ma
jority a aecond election decides be
tween the two polling the highest
number of votes lu the preliminary
What a w ider open primary, and our
present wide-open primary also, would
lead to can be seen by Imagining it ex
tended to the choice of delegates to
platform convention and to national
nominating conventions. Suppose our
primary law were to Invite democrats
to write republican platforms and de
termine who should stand as repub
lican nominees for president and vice
president, and vice versa. Suppose
such a primary were extended to in
clude the membership' of the party or
ganization and permitted avowed
democrats to choose the chairmen and
committees to manage the republican
campaign and vice versa. The mere
statement suggests the vlcioua possi
bilities. Party government ia either desira
ble or undesirable. Our open primary
law should either be thrown wider
open or be closed tighter shut.
Inquiry of Express Companies.
Not many business Interests or pri
vate individuals who have dealings
with the large express companies will
be inclined to discourage the Inter
state Commerce commission's proposed
investigation of those corporations.
Th?y not only form one of the tightest
working combines that has ever ex
isted in this country, but they are so
generally indifferent to the character
of service they render as to provoke
remonstrance on that score alone. The
remarkable fact is that they have es
caped this official inquiry so long.
It would seem difficult 'for these
companies to deny that they operate by
agreement. . It looks aa if they parcel
out the country among themselves.
But fixing their own ratea arbitrarily
and their achedules of service is not
all. They are' often impervious in
their attitude toward the public, and
this thing extends down ' to the
humblest employe sometimes. People
who have had just grievances too fre
quently have no redreaa from them,
less even than from the railroads.
The parcela poBt, for which public
sentiment long haa clamored, and
which President Taft Is urging, has
always been resisted, and up to now
defeated, by the express companies.
The reason may be found in the fact
that recently one of them paid a 30
per cent dividend, with permission to
Invest a part of It In a new 8 per cent
ttock Issue. - Or It may be found in the j
fact that It costs about 60 or 65 cents
to send four pounds by express across
a river or state line in this country,
while the same package might be sent
to one of a dozen different points In
China for leaa than 60 cents. A parcel
weighing not more than eleven pounds
may be sent by mall to a remote
corner of Europe or Asia for 12 cents
a pound, but can be sent In this coun
try only by express at cost many
Effervescent Banquet Oratory.
It appears that several European
powers are exercised over a pro-British
speech Commander Sims of the good
ship Minnesota made at a banquet In
London. But post-prandlal ebullition
has plunged few nations into war.
Uncle Sam probably will consider this
fact In dealing with the commander's
case. But bo far as that goes, it seems jcig Rnd i3soon skilled laborers, which
the commander was sufficiently lncon-ja a very good showing, especially in
trol of the situation to assure his hear- J iPW of ,ftt, f..t tnat n the same year
era that he spoke entirely for himself j nore than four tinies B niany un
and not in any sense for big govern-1 gkined a. .tilled laborers 1-ft the
ment. or even as an official In the j iTnited States to return to their foreign
After-dinner speeches at lxst are
treacherous affairs so far aa becoming
real mediums of expressing a man s
Boberest views. But they are so wholly
effervescent In character as to rldlculo
the Idea of attaching profoundly sc -
rious import to their consequences,
I At least that Is the general flow ofjth, ,hm complicated problem
experience in th United States, and i wi, vH bo BOlvel to the satisfaction
there Is no resson to believe it i anyjof Kmt ,eaf,(nable people. The presi
des fluent around the banquet hoards (,en( tno secretary of commerce and
I of England. Johnny Bull is l.now n to j j,,,,. Bn,i ,i,e tmmlgrHion commis
! be a very fine host, even n connoisseur f ioll,r al devoting earnest thought to
in ioiue viands. It Is quite w ithin Ihe ! jtg solution and v, ill send to cougrr3S
sope of reaeon to suppose that uponJtnjl xvjIlU.,. SOine proposed amend
thla occasion, honored by the presence i hlfll1s, j tne law calculated to effect
of high officers of American battle-1 gt, pater Improvement. On, thing
ships, be should gtilve to become a t (- wortny special attention lu the gta
very hospitable host, and It Is equally ,jE,ica for ,ne last year's Immigration
teatcnable to conclude that our gal-;Tnat ;h. 'that this reduction In llllter
Irnt ship commander would seek to a(y gml ,ne jntrease in financial re
do Justice to the opportunity au gra- fourtci i,gve been mgde in gpite of the
clously set before him. , faft thgt the bulk cf aliens came fiora
Of course Commander i'ims AaJ ! routtrrn' and eastern' Europe and ad
foing to say tomcthing nicy about J jgt eiu toUntiiis. here poverty and
Land Shows and Good Eoadi.
The proposed Marcus Whitman
hlehway from Omaha to Walla Walla,
Wash., suKgested by Samuel Hill, ex
ponent of the good roads movement,
would undoubtedly become a valuable
artery of commerce and a tremen
dously vital factor in the general
scheme of building up thla great north
western domain. That this subject
should be advanced now In connection
with the land show to be held in
Omaha next month is of particular sig
nificance. It goes to show the wide
scope and possibilities of an exhibi
tion of this character. It becomes in
strumental In awaking the people to
all the needs of the country about
them and to the various means of pro
moting those Interests. The very na
ture of a land show lifts It from the
common level of a simple "show" and
makes It a great educational Institu
tion. For that reason people who feel
a proper concern for their own and the
advancement of the country should
find a vital Interest in this display of
western land products and resources.
If this or other similar enterprise can
be made the means of quickening the
good roads movement in the west, then
it will have done more than waa orig
inally expected of it. But anybody
who has knowledge worth while of
empire building knows that good roads
Is one of the prime essentials In the
Dealing with Kidnapers.
All good citizens, and particularly
the mothers and fathers of ihe land,
must feel like congratulating the New
York judge who gave two convicted
kidnapers the limit of the law, impos
ing upon them indeterminate sentences
of from twenty-flve to forty-nine yearB.
Fortunately the laws of that ttate ena
ble the court to mete out this deserved
Too many states have ueen lax in
their legislation dealing with this and
other similar forms of criminality.
And even where states bave been
awake to the enormity of kidnaping,
many courts have slumbered. Kid
naping Is one crime for which not the
remotest palliation can decently be
offered, and for which no one can
plead that It be condoned, 'it is far
reaching in Its outrages upon the
home, society and the law. It has
been tolerated, passively, far too long
In this country, where It haa been
practiced too often with comparative
Impunity. This, of course, has em
boldened the criminals and tnt.-puched
them In their nefarious outlawry, too.
far more securely" than people might
imagine. That ought to be apparent
In the difficulty encountered in at
tempting to convict w-here the evi
dence has seemed entirely sufficient.
Kidnaping must be punished up to
the maximum if it is to be broken up.
It is part of that most' truculent class
of criminality, blackmalling, whlch Is
so hard to handle and venomous In
Its results. Bands of these conscience
less scoundrels, who make their living
by stealing children and pulling at the
heartstrings of parents until they ex
tort blood-money, have been operating
in different sections of the country
with shocking facility and immunity.
Nor should other courts presume too
far on the efficacy of one example of
punishment to effect a complete cure.
It ia something that must be dealt
witij severely In every case where the
guilt is certain and the law permits.
Higher Level of Immigrants.
Many encouraging featurea of the
immigration situation are disclosed in
the immigration commissioner's an
nual report. In the first place the
atra molrirltv of tiewrnmiri In th
j ut flgca, yfiar wenj g fap from the
pauper class as to bring the total
money wealth of the 1,198,000 up to
$28,197,000. or making a per capita
of about 127. Of course some of this
money was In the possession of those
156,000 non-immigrants, aliens com
ing over here temporarily, or return
ing from vlslta to their native land,
but the general average of finances
for the actual immigrants was high.
Then illiteracy among the immigrants
showed a slittht decrease.
There were 214,000 unskilled labor-
homes. Allen contract labor importa
tion ns a system seenia not to have
I ,)(,t.n rarre(t on. though some lauoroik
J flf ,hlg k)n(1 got lnto , be country.
n ,ht wnole. the class of aliens
I romng Utu the United
niu,.i, lusher than it 1
States Is very
has been, and
j ,nere is ample ground for believing
Illiteracy are more general than In the
upper and western portions of the continent.
"Trying to oust him from office" Is
the caption over the portrait of Chief
of Police Donahue printed in our ami
able democratic contemporary. That
tells the whole story. The democrats
and their brewery allies need a scape
goat and are therefore trying to oust
Chief Ikmahue from office. They are
not trying to oust Mayor Dahlman
from office, although be Is the chief
executive of the city, with the police
subject to his orders. They are not
trying to oust County Attorney Eng
lish from office, although be Is the
prosecuting attorney charged with the
prosecution of all law violators. No,
of course not, for the mayor and the
county attorney were both elected to
office as democrats and no democratic
governor would ever order a demo
cratic attorney general to try to oust
Human nature la much the same
everywhere, and so Is politics. Two
years ago the "progressives" over In
Iowa Insisted on a special primary to
decide who should succeed to the sen
atorshlp, confident that Governor Cum
mins would have the advantage, as he
later proved to have. Now "Lafe"
Young, who boasts himself a "stand
patter," is demanding a special pri
mary to determine whether he shall
continue in the United States senate,
confident of his ability to win out, and
the "progressives" are pulling back.
All of which goes to show that in Iowa
as elsewhere It all depends on whoso
ox is likely to be gored, and that "pro
gressives" play the game no different
from the way "stand-patters" or "reg
ulars" play It.
It wlU be observed that the New
York banker who came to this country
as a Russian Immigrant and made such
a meteoric flight fell from his pinnacle
of success in his thirteenth year of
ascendancy. Thirteen, remember the
"Boss" Sullivan is having as much
trouble trying to decide whom the
democrats shall run for mayor of Chi
cago as "Boss" Murphy is In selecting
that party's candidate for the senate
In New York.
The original daughter of the Amer
ican revolution having just been
buried, the other S72 original daugh
ters will please take notice and revise
their calendars accordingly.
Bolt the Door.
Tha civil penalonn Idea Is bobbing- up
again In Washington. Th open door
policy Is all very wcl for Manchuria, hut
the national treasury ought to be preserved
from draughts, at lcat In . December.
To democratic Ma tee men: Forget ' 1V1Z.
Tour party cannot 'hvtp winning then unless
you make blunders practically Inconceiv
able.. Fix your 'eyea' Upon 1916 and luao,
and so comfort yourselves aa to deserve
tha confidence and hold the support of th
people for a period' worth while. A tenta
tive triumph isn't worth ahucks. Witness
im and 18H2!
Name Old Way.
The Sugar Trust will restore to the
United States $700,000 as the result of an in
vestigation of "drawback" frauds. Of
course the high officials of tho Sugar
Trust Insist that the frauds were com
mitted by underlings who wished to swell
the profits of the truet without letting
their high-minded superlora know anything
Ilryan and Party Loyalty.
Springfield (Masa.) Republican.
Mr. Bryan H scanning the presidential
mentlonabtes. He finds that Harmon and
Wilson were disloyal to him In '8fi; as dls.
loyal aa he was to Dahlman, though he
does not allude to that. He understands
that Wilson voted for Palmer In '. He
would Ilk to have authoritative informa
tion a to that. It was the unpardonable
s:n. If Wilson waa guilty of that Bryan'a
bowels of compassion will not, cannot,
tncve. Too bad.
Our Birthday Book.
v Bombr 8, 1810.
Andrew Johnson, seventeenth piOkldent
of the I'nlted State, wan born lJeuember
li. 'WW. at Raleigh, N. C. and died in 1875.
He succeeded to the presidency upon ttie
assassination of Lincoln and had a brief
and slurmy administration, coming within
one vole of being removed by Impeach
ment. William Kwnrl tjladatonc, (ircat Britain's
greatest statesman, waa horn lecember
IM'.t, at IJterpuul. II warn several
tiiiK'N prine nilnihtin and as IovIiimK
called "Kngland'a grand old man.'" 'lie wan
tho niHin lellam-e of (Jil,m Victoria diii
ing Ihe major di l of her ioii.n.
WiIMbdi Nov Hie. former congressman
from Xrhruaka. wai b nil Mfcemliei' ,'t,
14.:. Ilo v.a a native of Illinois and waa
ileeted to succeed J'tll ' (ieen from ihe
llii Hlxth. Me la now living in Arizona.
I!. A. I.oiis-der, secretary- of the Omaha
Jilreet Hallway enmpanv. is 44 triUy. lie
vs horn In et. l.oul end Martcd Into the
street railway buslnena there In !i!i7,
Mf. Thou. as 1 llreerilee. puslor of
t'lifton Hill Prerht .erlan ci.u ch. was ho. n
Ieinber L!. KV-. at Fredpi Ickt :wn. '.
He Is a graduate of the Western Theologi
cal seminary of ditching and afNiimed
lit fifl pttxtora le at .Vlahon'ngton.
in ls.'. He lame l'i maha from Noith
licoMtc K. Tin Winston, loans and real
rntaie. with offices In The Hee building.
i- 4. He wax horn In II irhrlle. III . and
e a giKiluati t the I nlvemiiy of I a
la w rcltoo! He ,c.Hclicrd law in Omaha
tor two .whii, going inio his present busi
tifsn i?j I vi?.
Wilbur I.. i'lii-Ros. vice re Idcrt of the
l.iii r.t tr- Irandr n ii'tniany. aa and elec
tric futures, in ie!eliral:nv hi 41st birth
day. He was born in Lk ug'a county g:iu
I ail In school before, going with the Kux-Ki'll-Pratt
company, lighting fixtu.ia
which hl prtkeut CJiupuny has no ce-d' il
'itorge A Kaiei:!, talciiian f ir C. B
Havna & Co., waa born IiecemiVr 19
;s7 . at Milo, Me, He tvs tn the tobacco
hilness up to VV7, h n he went Into Ills
Around New York
Klppla oa th Current cf.X.lf
as Bean In th Qraat American
MatropoUe from Day to Da.
Wearied by flften hours of work peddling
fhrletmaa trees on Christmas eve. Harry
Itelfer of Patterson, N. J , awoke with a
grouch that carried no welcome for a
Chilalinas box. At breakfast a letter bear
ing a Chicago postmark was handed him.
He opened It ralh.r llntleesly, for though
uncle Louis IMaer lived In Chicago Harry
could not recall any reason why that per
son should writ to him. Rut before ti
Patterson man finished the opening para
graph he changed his mind.
The letter told him of the death of Mrs.
Rebecca Sachs, Reiser's grandmother, at
Uerllngton, Baden, Oermany. Also It told
of a half million dollar estate left by her,
IW.OOO of which had been bequeathed to
the man who had been trying to snort the
odor of Christmas trees out of his nos
trils. Putting aa extra package of buck
wheats under his vest he scurried for th
first train to Chicago.
The report that Senator Root haa taken
an arartment in Xew York City tor which
ha will pay $2u,000 a year Is an Indication
of the normous prices which ar asked for
residence rentals In that city. This apart
ment, to be sure, seems to b mor than
one apartment, because It Is on entire
floor and part of another. But even ao,
It ia an extraordinary price to pay and one
of the highest. If not the highest, prices
ever paid for a New York apartment. The
average rental of the eighteen apartments
In this house Is said to be about -S).000.
the entire building costing a million dol
lars. This house Is now being erected on
the northeast corner of Fifth avenue and
Thirty-first street. The building of this
very expensive building Is an indication
of the turn of the tide In the extension of
residences to the north.
This from the Washington Star, pipes off
a political Incident In New York:
Place, Tammany hall. Oramatis per
sonae. an office boy and a visitor. Tim,
"Is Chsrley In?''
"Well, then, the boss, is he In?"
"Say, young fellow, are you hired to set
her and eass your betters?"
I'm hired to handle cards and messages,
but 1 got to understand what folks are
glvln1 me? What's your game? Whafs
you drtvin, at? Put me wise."
"Put you wise! Well, I'll P"t you wise
fo this much. I belong here In little old
xi. vn.i, ni I'm old enough to be your
daddy, Charley Murphy and me Is friends
since we was boys. I want to see mm anu
shake his hand and tell him how good
I'm feelln' over the way he done the re
publicans last month."
"Been in town right along?"
"Reen out of town for a year. Out In
Alaska, .lust back."
"Thought so. Better thaw out an8 read
"Well, now. you put me wise. W hat are
you glvln" me?"
"Take It from me. There ain't no Charley
and no boss around here now. You want
to ask for Mister Murphy now. Under
stand? Mister Murphy. That goes with
"Well, long enougt for everybody around
here to learn his business. And my word
to an old chum Is to learn his, too."
"Well, then, Mister Murphy. Is he in."
"He's In, but busy."
"What' h doln'r'
"Pickln" out a United States senator.'
"How long will It take him?"
"He knows. I don't."
"If I was to come back In an hour could
I see him then?"
"Don't put no pussies to me?"
"I ahVt seen any fuller. An' full hands
Is worth as much in Tammany as any
"Mebbe I better put It off till tomorrow.
How long Is this new wrinkle to last?"
"I ain't no good at pussies, I tell ye.
Mebbe till next yesr or the year later.
Mebbe not so long. Charley and the Boss
may return any old time."
"But It's Mister Murphy now?"
"It's Mister Murphy now. (Jet that
straight Into your noodle, and don't let 1t
At a downtown restaurant where be
lated lawytrs dine were seated the other
evening a young man and his wife. Their
table was not far front where the orchestra
was playing. They appeared to be having
a good time, from the oysters to tha
coffee. As one glanced toward them one
caught a glimpse of a bulky bundle lying
across the woman' knees, half hidden by
the folds of the tablecloth. It lay there
quietly through the whole extent of th
Presently the orchestra reached a spir
ited climax, possibly In a selection from
"Pagllaccl." The bundle In the' woman's
lap of a sudden began to move. Th
woman's hand deserted her coffee cup and
reached for It. Still the motion kept up
more vigorously than ever, and tn a mo
ment there appeared two stocky little legs
kicking a violent tattoo to the music.
Plainly there was no quieting them. Th
woman slid back from th table and set
the bundle upright on her knee. A waiter
came running with a baby's high chair
and she placed her lS-month-old boy In
It, facing th players. He waa content and
she went back to her coffee.
One of the most pecullsr building speci
fications ever, filed In Richmond borough
was received In the office of the bureau of
buildings lit New Brighton the other day.
The document was filed by C. O. Kolff.
secretary of the K'rhmond Holding com
pany, end is as follows:
I propose to erect from the trees grow
ing In the forests of Kmerson Illll a log
cabin 1U-- In slso. with three windows,
one door end u open fireplace with an
eurllien floor. It la not to be occuplel
;i.s residence, hut as a temporary place
of rr treat and contemplation for lovers of
nature, htatesnipn with political futurea
before them and behind them, those wish
ing to reflect on Ihe gratitude of future
gineiatlona anil the Ingratitude of the
prest nt and past generations; for thinkers
l i Kinersl and phllosophm born as such
or grown l be such by the trials of pro
frwslonal. commercial, political strife and
ilrsts. Th" building will be of ln.
I'miison Hill ia one of the residential
parts on the eastern end of Clove Valley.
(V.nroid. "lal.il Inland It was named for
R'tlpli WuMn Kmerson. who lived t lit re for
a short lleic. VValt-r W. Price, a Wall
atrd't l.i'ok' r, and n an business snd pro
reKslor;)) in n huve hor M on it.
'IhKHioie Boos, veil. Ilerry I.. Stimson.
T'.iio tii I.. Woodruff. Jainea J. Hill. Henry
Cabot l.ouk,-, Woodiow Wilson, .ludson
l'aiiuon. i'hii'incy .M Ivpcw and other
men of note will be Invited to enjoy the
ho, pitalll y "f the cabin. It v III be built
by a Vligma n-gro. who w.n brought
north for thai purpoar.
llus VIomiIi for Sena lorsli lp.
Cl., ano mi! r-Ocemi.
' biuce t w nt -i v en rules will rlecl new
Initfd States aenator's next uionth. con
' yre ought to le abl to turn over a new
j laf ui two in It'll.
THK 4I.TIMOHK IfllH IK ST.
Feeding Mafekea of Humus loaqarr
ora About tn D Oatrlaaaed.
New York run.
We should judge from the elaborate
preparations making to entertain th I.OUD
democratic leaders In Baltimore on Jan
uary 17 that the day of dollar dinners for
! the democracy haa passed. In Mr. Bryan
campaigns for free silver and free Filipino
politics was cultivated on pork and beans,
corn beef and cabbage, potatoes with their
jackets on and water on th side. Those
were feasts of cold reason at tl a plate,
tips barred; there was no flow of soul.
j A democrat who got up a five dollat
j dinner was regarded as a monopolist and
tiierefore an outcast from the society of
But In the day of success the democracy
Is not ascetic. It hunkers after the flesh
pots. Thus the menu prepared by Colonel
V llllam A. Boykln. chairman of the ban
quet committee, I of a sort to make the
mouth water and the palate dry, which
Is not so paradoxical aa it seems. On the
list we read cocktails, Lynnhavene. Haut
Fauterne, oonalmme julienne. Amontil
lado, terrapin, two brands of champagne,
mushrooms. Jersey capon, ranvaaback
ducks. Fmlthfleld ham. hominy chafing
dish, fancy Ices, toasted crackers, Coffee,
But this Is not all. We read that the
flowers, plants and electric light display
will be gorgeous. Moreover, the gallery
In the Fifth Regiment armory, the scene
of the feast. Is to be a veritable beauty
bewer. The fair ones of Baltimore will
look down on the thousand leading demo
crats, who will look up to them for In
spiration when the perfectos are lighted
and the toastmaster rises. All honor to
Colonel Boykln for selecting the harmon
ious menu, with Its dishes like Islands In
seas of champagne, and Qeneral Murray
Vandlver, that "grand old wheelhorse" of
democracy, deserve equal mention for the
excellent financial report that Is submitted
with-the bill of fare. Some of the demo
cratic leaders may balk at the sumptuous
hospitality of Baltimore. Others may
sternly refuse to compromise! the epicures
and monopolists Mr. Bryan may cry out:
tJive me again my hollow tree,
A crust of bread and liberty.
But we fancy that every leader who has
"a dree suit and the price" will apply
early for tickets.
THE PHKSIDKNT AND THIS SOl'TII
Notable Disregard of Partisanship
anil Sectional Line.
There Is no doubt that the country was
surprised when the president mad a south
erner and a former confederate soldier
chief Justice and nominated another south
ern democrat for associate Justice of the
supreme court. But there is no Indication
that any part of ttie country became In
dignant or frightened. Forty year aco
uch appointments would have been Incon
ceivable. Twenty years ago a republican
president would hardly have dared to
make them. Even today, although a presi
dent of almost any persuasion might feel
free to disregard sectional lines In ap
pointing to such high places, to cross party
llns so frly Is not so common, but It I
doubtf.il If any republican president w
hav yet had would hav been, under the
circumstance, drawn so strongly south
ward a President Taft was. IP freedom
from partisanship snd his disregard of
sectional feeling aro both rather striking.
Perhaps his own experience on the bench,
and his clearly announced position on fed
eral judgeships, sufficiently explain the
fcrmer. His attitude toward the south can
be explained only by a deWberate purpose,
formed either before his election or very
soon after It, and firmly adhered to. For
he has apparently determined to do all that
b4 can do consistently with his other du
ties to make the south like the rest of the
country, and to make It feel Itself like th
rest of the country In Its relations to th
national government. For a while politi
cians naturally supposed that his sol
object was to make gains in the south for
his party, and that, no doubt, does seem
to him a thing entirely desirable. ' But such
gains aa his party had made in that quar
ter were practically wiped out by the re
cent elections. It will not have another
chance for two years to come. Yet th
president goes on treating the south Just
as he did In the beginning. His really
controlling motive in this matter Is that
of a statesman, not a politician.
We should not be surprised If there were
southerners, southern democrats, who. see
ing that this Is so, would feel a trlfl bet
ter if In the election the south had shown
more disposition to stand by th president.
Democratic Inspector Reports.
Mr. Bryan announces that either Folk,
Oaynor, Harmon or Wilton will suit him aa
the democratic nominee for president In
1912. Now what does Judge Parker think
of the situation?
Hear the New Victor
Records for January
151345 Douglas St.
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It is not necessary to wait until you ran make a large
deposit. Make a beginning with
Oneo Ktnrtoil you will want to make it grow. Kqual
rare uinl attention is given to every account, whether
large or small.
Come in am let us talk it over.
raying- by Check Is th Sat Way to mettl All Bills.
rbtJSHm Jt:mutm a ai.. r t- i'ir,-r. " m , ,..
I lilrleenlit and
TEOrLE TALKED ABOUT.
The committee of French women of
letters appointed to award the "Vie lieu
reuse" pi lie has giv en tto Marguetite
Andoux. Ihe dressniaker-novepst. 1 rii
prise Is of th value of let".
Prof. Margaret F. Washburn of Ysssar
Is to he one of the editors of th new
periodical to be called the Journal or
Animal Behavior. It will publish article
on the hablls. Instincts and social re's
tlotis of animal.
The estate of J. P.ogers Maxwell of New
York, who died recently. Is understood to
be less than S.t.mn.o'V A year sgo b was
worth ."0.0it'.im0. Part of his heavy loss
! came In the market Inst summer and a part
is due to his continuing a cement na
with the I'nlted States 3teel corporation.
M sa Chittenden of Lansing. Mich., argue I
nt the banuuet of the Michigan Horticul
tural society that w ot king women In the
cities should begin a ' PacU-to-the land
movement." There are opportunities In
farming for women, she believes, and
thinks that conditions of living could be
made more comfortable for many tollers
If they would go to the farms
William Kuhe, the veteran planlai, who
claims the distinction of being the oldest
musician In the world, is s7, having been
uiuti at Piague of German parents In 1N21.
ihtoughoul his long reiver .i... ixi.kc
ilven concerts In association with all the
greatest artists of the last half century,
and he Introduced Pattl, Trebellt and
Christine Nllss .n to the conc-u plntfoiui
For many yeats It has been the custom
of Captain Cyrus Chase of Weil Harwich,
Mass.. as soon as a snow storm Is over to
harness his horse to a snow plow and clear
paths around the homes of widows, women
whose husbands are away from home and
old men who are too feeble to clear their
own paths. Jncldrn ally, he clears the
sidewalks as he goes from house to house.
As usual, after the last storm. Captain
Chase was out at dayl'ght going over his
LINES TO A LAUGH.
"Poetor, I've tried everything and I
can't et to sleep," complaint d the voice
at the other end of the telephone. "Can t
you do something for met'
"Yes." said the doctor, kindly. "Just
hold the wire and I'll sing you a lullaby."
"She seems to be very fond of music."
"Ves, Indeed. You'll always find her at
the piano when her mother is washing the
dishes." Petrolt Free Press.
"How much Is thla manicure set'.'"
"Well. I think you ought to give ine a
discount on It. It's to be ;i present for
a man who haa but two fingers left on his
left hand." Cleveland Plain I 'ealer.
She Tht Is Maud s third husband, and
thev all bore the name of William.
He Vou don't aay so! Why tne woman
Is a regular Bill collector. - New York
Times. . .
"I have been spending the week trsinlng
"For the family she is now working
"Pop. you know everything, don't you?"
said little Joe.
"Rome very few thing In th universe
might have escaped ms." answered th
parent, modestly, "hut they are- hardly
worth mentioning. What do you want to
"1 want to know," rplled little Joe.
"what relation an august king Is to a
May queen." Baltimore American.
She (during a squabblel-t ildn't you prom
ise before we vvero married to try hard to
be worthy of me?
He Yes. and what's the result I overdid
the Job and made myself a hang sight bet
ter thsn you deserve. Boston Transcript.
Old .Hiram Wise, on fame intent.
Into a race for office went.
"1 will surprise
The folks and never spend a cent."
Said Hiram Wise.
The other fellow from afar
Came dashing In a touring car.
He looked a prise
"He Is too elegant by far.
Said Hiram Wise.
Bo Hiram got ldniself a mule
And wore rough clothing, as a rule,
of misfit size,
And trudged slong with manner cool.
Did Hiram Wise.
The other fellow's tailored coat
The general populace would note
With scornful eyes.
Bsld they, "He's too dressed up. Let s Vot
For Hiram Wise!"
That dressed-up chsp now toils each day
In shirtsleeves and for moderate pay;
And oft he sighs,
"I would I had pursued the way
Of Hiram W ise."
In raiment flue does Hliam pose
Excepting when back home he goes.
And then he ties
Ills "pants" with strings and wears no
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