Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 04, 1911, Page 6, Image 6
THK BEK: OMAHA. WPiDXESDAY, JANUARY 4. 1911. Tire Omaiia Daily Jim FOUNDED Br KDWAHD ROOBWATKR. VICTOR nOSrcWVTICR. EDITOR. Kn tared at Qmaha postofflce second class matter. TERMS Or 8UH8CR1PT10N. Punrtar Bee, on year 13 to Paturriav Hee. one year I1.W IxUIr Hee (without Sunday), one year..4.ti0 bally bee and Sunday, on year W.W DELIVERED BT CARRIER. Kvenlng Pn (without Sunday). per wmI c Kvnlng Re (withy Atinrisy), per wMk...liic Dally Bee (InrUiding Hunday). per week..l(c Dally Bee (without Sunday), per fK..IW Address all complaints of lrrenilarltle In delivery to City (Imitation Department. . offices. Omaha The Bee Building. South Omaha 6H N. Twenty-fourth BL Council Bluffa 16 Hrrrft Ptreet. l.lnooln- Little Building. Chicago 154 Marruette Kul'dlng Kansas CltVRellanee Building-. New York 14 Writ Thirty-third street. Washington 7:3 Fourteenth Street, N. W. CORRESPONDENCE. t'ommunlratlona relating to new and editorial matter ahould he addreeaed Omaha Bee, Kdltorlal Department. RKMITTANCBH. Remit by draft, express or postal order payable to The Bee Publishing Company. Only 3-rent stafiit received In payment of mall account. feraonal checka accept en Omaha and eastern exchange not accepted. STATEMENT OP CIRCULATION. State of Nebraska, Douglaa County, at. Owlght Wllllama, circulation manager of The Bee Publishing Company, being duly aworn, nays that the actual number of full and complete copies of The Dally. Morning, Kvenlng and 'rund.iy Bees printed during the month of December, 1910, was as fol lows: I... , ... .43.570 .-; .44,000 . . .43,630 . ..48,00" , . . 43.670 . . .43,430 . . .4AB30 , . , 43,33b, i . .49,66(1 , . .43,400 .7.44,380 . . .48.680 ...43,400 , . .4M.330 . . .43,370 . . .43,850 17... II... II... to... 21... 32... IS... .54.... 21.'.. it... n... it... 29... 10... II... ...48.810 . . .44.880 ... 48,880 ...43,830 ...43,840 . . .44.800 ...44,830 .. .44.890 ...44,350 . . .44,400 .. .44.350 ...45.880 . . . 43,830 ...43,580 ...43,540 . 13M.TB0 11,403 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. i 5 . 18. Total , Returned . Copies. Net Total 1,844.887 Daily Average . . 43,884 DWWHT WILLIAMS, Circulation Manager. . Subscribed In my presence and sworn to 'before me this 31nt day of December, 1&10. ROBERT HCNTER, ,. Notary Public. abaertfcere )eyn the elly em lora.rltr" saoald have The Re lied in them. Address will he) chanced mm ofteej as requested. - The mercury Is coming back.'; Watch for It. ' Old king Coat " Is enjoying much popularity Just no; '.'." ' . Where's the. 'fellow who used to write those ads, "It'a cool In Colo rado?" The worst thlnf against Kuhl for speaker la that some ignoramus might mlsspelV it "Cool." Although the "peerless" la In far-off Texaa. "Brother, parley", seems to be getting In hla work for him at Lincoln. On the whole, the year 1910 was pretty good to us, though, of course, every one of us is hoping that 1911 will be better. v. The .weather, man seems; to have caught the', spirit of the democratic council, at Lincoln.' . So "calm" and "harmonious " ' Kansas will be welcome to any "bank robber It may' find; In Nebraska, and all of Nebraska's' people will aasiat In making the exchange, If needed. The Lincoln Journal got out a most creditable New Year's review. If Lin coln can live Up to. the specifications It must have been, going some during the last twelve months. It must be hard on those volunteer preacher; sleuths if those disorderly houses have turned over a new leaf and have realty stopped selling boose to their- patrons. One aviator has decided the game is not worth the candle. In this be will have the support of a large majority of hia fellow men, who like to feel terra flrma under their feet. Those Utah bandlta ahowed that they knew where to go after the easy money. What's the use of wasting dynamite on the express company'a safe when passengers may be so hand ily plucked? Sioux City haa just lost Ita original pioneer and oldest "squatter," dying at tbe ripe age of 3. Omaha beat Sieuy C'y In this respect by attending the funeral of ita first white inhabitant several years ago. Having toted water for tbe demo cratic donkey for a long, long time, Colonel Henry Clay Richmond is now permitted to 'attach his name to the pay roll aa an officer Instead of as an employe. Such Is virtue's reward! A new wholesale milk combination , haa beq. formed in Omaha, and atralghtway the wholesale price of milk tumbles. Hut it will not be un wise to reserve applause till you see whether the cut In price is permanent. Train robbera are giving woman her rights, at any rate. The festive ban dit la no longer gallant aa of yore, but despoils the fair lady with aa little compunction and. aa much exactitude as he bestows upon her male com panion. jf The people up In Alaska have re solved that our own Congressman Hitchcock misrepresents the facta. Still, an eminent Nebraskan, who was osce associated vwlth Mr. Hitchcock as editor of hit) paper, discovered and proclaimed it. first . The Outgoing1 Governor. I'nrler the Impulse that prompts people to throw bouquets at the de parting guest, a disposition Is manifest to ehower Governor 8hatlenberger on his evacuation of the executive man sion with tributea of praise. Rome over-iealous democratic organs even go so far aa to proclaim him "the best governor Nebraska ever had," presum ably on the theory that the last is al ways the best. And yet Governor 8hallenberger goes out of offiae with the unique dis tinction of being the second democratic governor In twenty yeara and the only one Sn the history of the state who sought re-election and was refused re nomlnatlon by his own party. If Gov ernor Shallenberger were really "the best governor Nebraska ever bad" he would have to be considered a martyr to his own goodness, when, In fact, he la a victim of his own folly. In some respects Mr. Shallenberger haa not been a bad governor. He has upheld the dignity of the office; he makes a pleasing public address; he haa a plausible way about him; and he has not been charged with being cor rupt. The real trouble with Governor Shallenberger la that he disclosed him self to be a political thlmble-rlgger, a hide-bound partisan making pretense of nonpartisanshlp, a self-seeker de void of the essential quality of appre ciation and gratitude. Governor Shallenberger rode into the executive office astride tWo horses headed in opposite directions. By clever manipulation he succeeded In enlisting the support at one and the same time of the anti-saloon forcea and the agencies of the brewers and liquor dealers. He had made promtses, ex Dress or Implied, to both which com pelled him to break faith with one or the other, and he succeeded in break ing faith with both., Led by his own personal ambition and extreme partisan leal, Governor Shallenberger inflicted the people with a law throwing the primary wide open for the express purpose of putting the republicans in the hole without seeing the Joker in it by which he himself was sure to be tripped up. He waa playing petty polltlce .fr6m the day he went Into the state house till the bell rang on the expiration of hie term. Governor Shalleaberger'a brief oc cupancy of the executive office ha doubtless taught htm aeveral salutary lessons and will also serve as an ex ample and a warning to other climbers on the offlcfal ladder. The Democratic Dilemma. The democratic party la getting ad vice In profusion, and from all aides, In these days on what it must do to be saved. The chronio democratic bellwethers are repeating tbe procla mations they have been making year in and year out, that democratic pros-J pects "never looked better" than'they do now, but at the same time innu merable political doctors are assaying to. write prescriptions and to suggest tonics that will make the democratic party grow big enough and strong enough to enter the fight of 1912. "Will the Democratic Party Commit Suicide?" Is the way our old friend, Colonel George B. Harvey, puta the question in the headline article which he, aa editor, assumes to contribute to the current North American Re view. The very title, with Us grue aome inference, is calculated to be a damper on democrata who have been led to believe that tbe battle haa been already waged and won. Colonel Harvey indulges unpleasantly In re minders that ; the democrats did not carry congress, but rather the tariff incurred a popular rebuke; that the democrats did not carry New York except that republicans there deliber ately defeated their candidate by stay ing at home; that the democrats did not carry Ohio If reduced majoritlea over two yeara ago are considered; that they did not carry New Jersey, or Connecticut, or Massachusetts, or In diana, or Maine, where their candi dates won personal victories; that In Nebraska "Bryan, maintaining un broken hia peerless record of helping the enemy, defeated the democratic candidate for governor." In a word, according to Colonel Harvey, the dem ocrata aa a party achieved not a single victory, but the success which they have been celebrating waa forced upon them. What, then, la the democratic di lemma but tbe danger that the dnrno crata, themselves, will fall to seize the opportunity put before them with out their help. Colonel Harvey la particularly apprehensive as to the prospective leadership of the party "A solitary demagogue," he declares, "haa held the partisan millions In the hollow of his hand for nearly two de cades and even now threatena to palsy the prospects of success. Happily, hia immeasurable folly in robbing himself of his vaunted 'regularity' hla only remaining claim to recogni tion haa restricted his influence to communities where It cannot affect re sults, but it la still active, still bane ful and still reckoned by the timorous as worthy of conciliatory regard." The call, therefore. Is for a new democracy, under a new leadership, with new Is sues, or ratber the dropping of the leader and issues with which it has gone down successively to defeat. Colonel Harvey's program ia for the new congress to w rite Into the statutes tbe one great law demanded by the people, namely, a tariff primarily for revenue and incidentally for protec tion. Let also the new governors Invig- I orate (be laws that w ill raise "new jatatelsra" high above "new national- Ism" as an effective force and the re generated party of the past will again, be believes, become the handmaid of the republic. "To look backward," he concludes, "or to hesitate is only to Invite the Almighty to transform a revivified corpse into a pillar of salt." In the language of Marc Antony: "If you have tears, prepare to shed them now." A Bank Robbers' Trust. According to State Bank Commis sioner Dolley of Kansas, the Sunflower state has been made the stamping ground of a bank robbers' trust. Gangs of these marauders have established headquarters and branch houses over tbe line in Nebraska on the north and Oklahoma on the south, from which their agents are'sent to look for busi ness In tributary territory. Mr. Dolley would have it that In thla community of Interest the bank robbers have strictly followed out trust methods by some sort of a gentlemen's agreement not to poach on each others preserves , and to keep one another Informed of trade conditlona and discount quotations. So fearful are they lest they over-step the proprieties that they have divided territory, presumably with big and certain penalties for over-stepping the limits and clearing up any bank which is rightfully subject to the Jurisdiction of the rival planderbund. In hla bill of particulars ank Com missioner Dolley goes further, al though not perhaps making specific charges, by intimating that the bank robbers' trust has prosecuting officers and police agents, where the head quarters are located, committed to friendly inactivity, either by being "fixed" or in fear. The gentlemahly spoliators are said to be good spenders and to help make trade brisk In their home towns with a corresponding claim to the gratitude of "the best people," who would hate to have this source of investing foreign capital dried up by the dissolution of the trust or the imprisonment of Its officers. So menacing has this combination) in restraint of trade become that Mr. Dolley suggests a co-pperatlve move ment on the part of the governors of the three states of Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma to put the bank robbers' trust out of business. We have been against the robber trusts all the time, and we are for anything that will down the 'bank robber trust. The report of the commissioner of the general land office affords an ex cellent answer to the yellows who have shouted themselves hoarse about the gobbling up of the public domain. It shows, mong other things, that over 2,500,000 acres of land were restored to the public domain during the last year as the result of Investigations by the bureau, an increase of more than a million acres over the year preced ing, iralso shows that of the nearly 11,000,000 acres patented to private ownera during the year 7,400,000 acres went to homesteaders, thus prov ing that the honest settler is still get ting the land, and that the tales of wholesale grabbing do not rest on foundation of fact. It remains to be seen whether the democrats will deliver as per contract to Fred Brunlng, who expects to be taken care of In consideration of hla sell-out of the republicans who elected him county commissioner. Brunlng first ticketed for himself the position of superintendent of the county hos pital, and then switched to that of matron of the Detention home, and now has his eyea glued on the Job of county storekeeper. If the democrata can't give Brunlng what he wants be cause be would be crowding out aome deserving democrat, won't they please give him something Just as good? Senator Lodge will deliver but a single speech In reply to the highly sensational assaults made upon htm by Governor Fobs of Massachusetts, and the shrieking champlona of reform will howl most lustily because the leader of Massachusetts republicanism will not descend to their methods of campaigning. Conservative people of all parties will regard thla with favor, and again quote Webster's remark: "There atanda Massachusetts." Assuming that the various gov ernors' messages are ready, we ven ture to remark before reading them that they could have been materially Improved and made much more read able by being subjected to vigorous exercise of the pruning knife and "blue pencil in the hands of a competent and experienced editor. The "dry" democrats down at Lin coln forgot all about the beauties of "Insurgency" when It came to organ ising tbe house. They wheeled Into line with the "wet" democrats In a hurry, and thereby won another glori ous victory for tbe great democratic principle that the tail goes with the hide. Restrained from reducing rates on coal shipments, .the Iowa Railroad commission turned around and made a deep cut in express ratea. In time thla process may reduce the cost of shipping small packages of merchan dise to a poiifl where parcels post will not be eo urgent aa it is just now. Will -British Justice" be extolled, now that the London police bae am buscaded a group of "rlmlnals and burned them, building and all? Tbe proceeding smacks so much of sav agery that it ia hard to believe it was accomplished by "the finest police in the world." President Taft haa been uniformly praised for his judicial appointments. If he will look to Nebraska and accept the endorsement of the State Bar as sociation for his choice of a judge of the circuit court of appeals for this district be will keep up the good record. Pear ft Ira Is. Washington Star. Profits of the Krupp gun-making firm are estimated at $9.010.000 for one year. Thla Is only ll.O0O.OO0 less than Mr. Carnegie's peace contribution. Pollotloa of Rivera. Chicago Inter-Ocean. One of the '"necessary evils" of civilisa tion seems to be the pollution of rivers and lakes. Even the Missouri has arrived at the stage where a legislative committee representing the states of Kansas, Mis souri, Iowa and Nebraska will constitute the sanitary condition of the "Big Muddy" between Sioux City and St. Louis. Msasltsde uf Stay-t-llome ote. Philadelphia Ledger. Sums light is thrown upon the disputed significance of the November elections by the compilation of the total vote cast for members of congress In all the states. This makes the republican aggregate 6,632,814, compared with 7.242.9SS in 1908, a loss of 1,660.171. The total democratic vote was 6.721,580, a loss of 834,973 from 6,556,517. This gives a democratic plurality of 128,766 In an aggregate vote of 11,314,894, an astonishing close division. - LATENT Pl.AY TO THE GALLERIES CoBgtresaman Hllrkrork'i Reeolattoa oa Alaakaa Coal I.aads. Washington Correspondence to the Tacoma Ledger. The utter insincerity otthe men who rave been fighting Secretary Halllnger Is shown by a resolution Introduced In the house of representatives, just before ad journment, by Representative ljltclicock of Nebraska, stipulating certain restrictions to be placed upon Alaska eoal lands. This resolution requests the president to "direct that all department action looking to the transfer of coal lands in Alaska and to the issuance of patents for the same, be sus pended until congrexs msy hava opportunity to consider and act on the president's recommendations for a change in the laws relating to the said coal lands, and that meanwhile the local land offices be In structed to accept no new filings or per mit any other action whereby new rights or claims to said Alaska coal lands might be acquired." Such a resolution as this Is pure bun combe. The things which it directs done have long since been gone. The Alaska coal lands are today tlad up so effectively that not an acre can pass patent; not an acre Is ppen to entry; not a ton of coal can be taken from any of the coal deposits of Alaska, and title to every acfe of coal land in Alaska is still In the government. And all this Is done by this and the previous administration and the situation Is well understood. In the first place no steps ean be taken looking to the transfer of ooal lands In Alaska, for they are all withdrawn from entry, and the only entries of record are suspended by order of the president. All filings are also suspended pending Inves tigation as to . their merits. Under these circumstances these lands can not be transferred. President Taft. moreover, haa given congress assurance that the coaj lands of Alaska4 wilt remain In statu quo until congress specifically legislates and provides aome sped flo manner for open ing them to development. Therefore the first part of Mr. Hltchoock'a resolution 1s without justification and without reason. As to the latter, portion, Intended to prevent the acceptance of any new filings on Alaska coal lands, that is ridiculous, Inasmuch as every acre of known eoal land of Alaska is withdrawn from entry and therefore can not be filed upon. Representative Hitchcock, author of thla resolution, will move Into the senate after the 4th of March. He Is a sensationalist; he Is a bitter partisan, and by his attitude In the Bellinger controversy has caused many to look upon him as very much of a faker. lie has cried aloud against the outrages alleged to have been perpetuated by Secretary Bellinger and his subordi nates; he haa pretended to discover all manner of corruption. In the Interior de partment and general land office; he made more or less sensational charges against the administration of the land office, re sulting In an Inquiry which failed to sus tain the ohaxges. and all to manufacture campaign material on which to baae his fight for the senatorshlp. The people of Nebraska took Mr. Hitch cock aerlously, for they indorsed him for senator and unquestionably ha will be elected. But for all that, his chief stock In trade haa been hla sensationalism, all of It on a par with his most recent resolu tion which makes him ridiculoua In .the eyes of Intelligent men, but which mani festly bolsters him up as a great defender of the rights of the people In the minds of the gullible and unsuspecting public that does not think or does not know. If Hitchcock's resolution should pass It would not change Jhe status of Alaska coal lands one lota. '' People Talked About Arthur .1. Baurn, a pronilnnet southern cotton broker, who started a movement a few months ago for a monument to the "Black Mammy," committed suicide at a hotel in Galveston, Tex. William Stark of San Franc!nco, Cel., haa spent nearly a year In Jail rather than pay alimony. He was committed January IS. 1X10, for failure to pay hla divorced wife tHO. "I will rot here before 1 pay alimony," Stark declared to a committee of the grand jury which visited the county jail. Left a fortune of SiOO.OOu three weeka ago, Mlas Alma Stanley, a young teacher in the Atlanta public schools, ia being deluged with letters from men who want to marry her. Miss rltanley estimates she has re ceived more than 1.000 offers of marriage by mall In two weeks. The offers come from all sections of the Vnlted States. George A. Lincoln, state fish and game warden of Iowa, has advlved the farmer of the state to go into the business of raising f!nh for food In view of the high cost of living. "Food fishes," he says, "can be raised .with no more difficulty than chickens or vegetables. A pond an acre or more in extent and w.th eight or ten ftet of water in the deepeat part will. If properly managed, give excellent re sulis." Lloyd Minott. 2." years old. is said to be the busiest . young man In Montiwlier. Vl lie gets up at 4:30 every mornjng and starts out on h s milk route. If he has any t int after he returns he works until noon on his father's farm. From noon until 9:30 he works In a store. Then he has to go a mile to hla home.1 He Is a substitute car rier on three rural free delivery rout, . sings in the M tliod trt ctvir. s treasurer of the Fpworih loiue and la oiherwir proiuineot. ia church Wwrk. Washington Life gene latereattag leasee tit VCoadltlone Observed at the Hatloas Capital. An Intimation cornea from the Treasury department that national banks are trading too heavily on the publicity skle ot Hie claim that they are "United States de positories. ' The claim is bluoned on bank windows, printed on letter heads, and fea tured in advertisements. This course Is objected to because In many Instances the claim Is baseless, but bankers believe It Is a good thing to flash before the public eye aa a business getter. There Isn't enough government funds to go around to make all national real "government d poaltorlea," hence the department proposes to prohibit the use of thla prestige for advertising puriKwes! ."The rule la prompted," says thf Washington corre spondent of the Springfield (Mess.) Re publican, "because the pressure haa In creased for favors of this kind, despite that the deposits of the government have been greatly reduced now that there Is no surplus to spread around and the govern ment keeps only a aum In the banks suf ficient to manage its business. It IS de duced that this kind of alvertlslng pays, as very little profit can be expected from the small sum the government keeps on deposit and which Is loaned out." By a decision of the Interstate Com merce Commission, the National Associa tion of Letter Carriers loses a netabla case which it had Instituted against a large number of railroad lines. The defendant roads filed tariffs with the commission providing for special re duced round-trip ratea on the certificate plan In connection with the national con vention of the association held In St. Paul, Minn., In ions, such reduced fare being conditioned on the presentation of the 1,000 or more certificates. Less than 1.000 certificates were available to be redeemed, and, therefore, the re duced fare for the return trip was denied. The railroads had expressed their will ingness to give the reduced rates provld-M they could do so without violating the provisions of their tariffs. The commis sion holds that the tariff provisions are binding and must control. It will be recalled that many ot those who went to St. Paul to attend the con vention found themselves In a serious financial predicament because they could not get the reduced rate to their homes. Subsequently the letter carriers' associa tion filed a complaint with the commis sion. The decision expresses sympathy for those who suffered In the e'tuatlon. but does not see Its way clear to accord relief. Friends of Senator Tillman fear that his days are numbered and that never again will he make the senate ring with the kind of speeches which made him famous a few years ago. Tillman la no. longer sturdy, and appears but the shadow ef his former self. Now he uses a cane to sui port the left side, weakened by paralysis. He sits down a If doing so gave himself pain. Apparently that vigorous pluming of men and measures by means . ef his pitchfork Is never more to be seen. Pre sumably when he speaks If ever at all, It will be under restraint. He had a voice that carried far, and he liked to pitch It as high as hla strength permitted. Such exercise may no longer be tried with Im punity. It may stretch him low en the senate floor. Most of the picturesque senators have been retired or have died, and especially, of; the t14t souther schdol. Daniel of Virginia waa the last of them. No one In the senate now weara crutches. Dan Ransdll. sergeant-at-arma' ef the senate, Is an expert at anticipating tht wants of senators, but he came across a new brand the other day. Mr. Rahsdeli discovered long ago that ordinary drink ing water from the pipe was not good enough for members of the United States senate. relates the Washington Times. Hence he made a contract with several mineral water companies to give him a liberal supply of their particular brand of water. Each day a pail la packed with Ice and left In the office of each senator. , Senator Norrla Brown of Nebraska was entering his office a day or twq age when he encountered a negro porter inside with a big pall loaded wltb. loe through which the necks of several bottle protuded. "Where are you going with that stuff?'1 asked Senator Brown. "Into your office," answered the negro. "Who sent it hereT" demanded the sena tor. "Mr. Ranadell," replied the porter. "Take it back and tell him not to spend money on me for that kind of stuff. If he will Insist on keeping me from typhoid fever- Just tell him to send ma some ordi nary boiled water of some kind." Owners of the new postal bonds, which probably will be In circulation before very long, will find themselves In possession of tbe only steel portrait of Grover Cleveland ever Issued by the United States govern ment Not only will it be this, but It Is the finest portrait of Mr. Cleveland ever printed, and, according to F. E. Smtlle of the bureau of engraving and printing, the finest piece of steel engraving he ever has turned out. The portrait Is small and was engraved from a photograph sent by Mrs Cleveland which she regards ss the best ever taken of him. It presents the great democrat In the course of his second term. The more familiar pictures of Mr. Cleveland represent him primarily as a fat man, whose face though atrong.ln general outline Is without special distinction. Inis portrait shows air. Cleveland after 'years of public life had marked his face with the lines of care and responsibility which time never could erase. The view ia three-quarters, facing to the right tnotead of the customary left. The former president wears a simple black necktie and the lapvl of hla frock coat Is evidently silk-faced. The picture gives an Immediate impression of great dignity and strength and of the manly beauty which comes of those qualities. As a souvenir of Clevelaqd alone a postal bond will be worth something. Paylas the Price of .Neallgeare. Philadelphia ledger. The aettlement by the directors In New York of a apeculattlve bank of a suit by which over fu00.000 will be returned to the stockholders Is taken as the establishment of the principle that directors exist to di rect. This haa long been an etymological truth, but what la truth In etymology has not necessarily been accept, d aa truth In business, and their identity thus estab lished will probably do much to restore public confidence In the value of names. Jlaao Hlaff t ailed. Philadelphia Record. A cable nieasagd from Manila Is cal culated to soothe I lie susceptibilities ef our jingoes by announcing that the Jap anese have not yet erected wireless tele grsph stations on the Philippines as a preliminary step in preparation for ar wltb Hie United States Hence there is no imiiiedlste neoeeally (or ra sing that regular army of tO.UUO men. PERILS OF AVIATION. St. I.oiila Globe-temorrat : Aeroplane men have proved their willingness to dn or die. but the public will be better satis fied with reasonable performance without the fatalities. Brooklyn Kagle; The loss of such men aa Johnstone. Hoxsey and Molsaant will be widely felt. The underlying leeson of their deaths Is that there are still mechanical limitations to aviation which no Inventor has yet been able to overcome. The aero plane that will not go wrong and tumble Ita driver to death Is ss yet as far beyond the conatruottve genius ot Inventora aa the automobile that will not eollapse In a road race. Washington Tost: No machine yet ex hibited In America haa shown that steadi ness and stability were more than ef sec ondary Importance In the mind of the constructor. Speed and maneuvering are the chief requisites In a racing machine, and success has crowned the special ef forts made by the designers to outrival each other In these particulars. Had each and every part of the machine been devel oped on the same scale doubtless the ten dency of the later models to turn turtle or dart hither and thither would have been obviated. New Tork Sun: If the aeroplane la dan gerous in the hands of the darine; profes sional, M. Henri Farman seems - to be a witness to Its safety when It Is managed by an experienced man who confine him self to methodical flying. M. Farman Is In the air aa much aa any man who does not follow the circuit, and for three years he haa devoted himself Inderatlgably to the sport. In 11 he won the Mlchelln prise for longest sustained flight with a record of 1SS miles, and in 1910 he accom plished a flight or iH miles. Tet M. Far man has ever met with a serious accident. SMILING REMARKS. The sculptor "hsd Just finished the Apollo Belvedere "I ar m satisfied." h cried. "Kverv man who passes thinks It looks like himself." New Tork 8un. "The supposed young millionaire bought an airship just before he was declared bankrupt. "That was a perfectly natural proceed ing." 'How BO?" "Most people do buy airships before thev go up." Baltimore American. They were playing a game of chess. "Don't htirrv me." protested the man with the bulging brow. Tm a slow mover." "You're worse than that" aakd the man with the bulbous nose, looking at his watch: "you're a standpatter." Chicago Tribune. Hicks There's a doctor who says that the use ef starchy foods causes baldness. Wlcka That probably accounts for the gloas also. Boston Transcript. "What did that woman do when her pet dog jumped on you and bit you?" "She gwve me a very reproachful look," replied Plodding Pete, "an' then she or dered the dng s valet to give it a bath." WaahVngton Star. Maud Tee. I ant Dsn te bur a vacuum cleaner for mother. Jessica How thoughtful. Maud Ye. Mother I a little at Iff en ed up with rheumatism, you know, and T used to feel so sorry to see her trying to use the broom thst I always left home on sweeping day. Cleveland Plain Dealer. A Massachusetts minister waa making his first visit to Kentucky several years ago. He ha4 to spend the night In a small The man who naes a Bell Telephone usually travels many hundreds of miles over its wires every day. When he feels the necessity of being in two places at the same time, he goes to the telephone and sends his voice. , If you have a Bell Telephone it la Just as easy -for you to converse with one hundreds of miles away aa to talk to your neighbor in the next house, for Bell Service reaches nearly everywhere, and la ' the hest thst skilled engineers have been able t devise. EP0SITS D January 10th in the SAVINGS DEPARTMENT of the UNITED r a rrrrsWT ST T A TV Dl AIXa will draw 1st. THREE PER CENT interest is paid on savings deposits and COMPOUNDED SEMI-ANNUALLY. Funds may be with drawn at any time without notice. The combined capital and surplus ia f 1,350,000. . It Is tbe oldest bank In Nebraska. Established In 18.0. United States National Bank of Omaha, Nebraska at. T. Barlow, rrestdeat. 8. W. Wattles, Tlce-Fres. 0. B. BaTerstlak, Asst. Cash. T. B. Caldwell. TUe-rres. B 1. Morasaaa, Aae. Cash. W. B. Bhewaes, Cashier. M, 0. MoClwre, Asst. Caeh, Ope, ca Saturdays lutll 0:00 P. At. " mountain town where feuds f sr moon shine abounded fcnssalnr In onversa tlon with one of the natives, he skirt. "Mv friend, this Is a very bibulous state. I hear ." "Ixird." replied the man: "there haln twentv-flve Hlhle In all Kentucky."--Washington Herald. "THE DTWO HOBO." Chicago Tribune. A correspondent at Aberdeen. . send us a bit of weepy verse foundj among the possessions of Joseph Colavlta, a traveled, young Italian recently sent to the penitentiary at Sioux Falls for. theft. It Is as follows: . , . Beside a western water tank, one cold No vember day. Inside an empty boxcar a dvtng hobo lav. Hla partner stood beelde him, with low and drooping bead.. , Listening to the laat words this dying hobo said: ',,.,- ' , "I am going to a better land, where every thing In bright: Where handouta grow 'on uKa and yea Bleep out. every night: . Where you don't have to work at all, or even change your socks. And little streams of whisky come trlnkllng down the rocks. "Tell my sweetheart hai-k In Venver that no mote her face I'll view:' ' That I have lumped the faat freight and I am going through. Tell her not to weep for m, no tears la her eyea must lurk. ' For I am going to a land where I don't have to work! ' - r - "Hark! I hear her whlstllngf 1 must ratrls her on the fly! . Farewell, partner, I must leave you; I ain't so hard to die!" The hobo stopped, his head fell Sack he'd sung the last refrain His partner swiped his hat and ahoes, and Jumped the east-bound train. Thia Will Stop Yoar Cough in a Harry 8BBaaaWaBSBBBBBBB Sara 9 h? 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