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STATEMENT OF CinCUDATION.
State of Nebraska, Douglas County, aa.
Dwl-ht Williams, circulation manager of
The Ilea Pul'llnhlng Company, being duly
aworn. aays that the actual number of full
and complete rople cf The Dally. Morning.
Evening and Sunday Ueea printed during
the month of December, 1410, waa aa fol
I 43,3S0 '.
4 45.BO SO....
t 43,670 21
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11 44,880 2T
13 ...48,680 LI....
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. . . .43,640
M ........ . v,230
returned Coplea 11.463
Net Total 1,344.887
Dil;y Average 43,364
, DWIOHT WILLIAMS.
' Circulation Manager.
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before Die this list day of December. 1910.
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porarily sfceald have) The Bee
mailed to then. Address will be
t'ba aared aa often aa requested.
"Airship to Circle the Globe."
Headline. The season's prize Joke.
Many a lawyer is richer because the
Sherman anti-trust law has not been
Zangwell's new play, "The God of
War," ought to make a big hit with
Representative "Bob" Holmes' un
quenched solicitude for pure beer is
An Indiana man sues for a divorce
because his wife bathes her dog in the
dlshpan. Sick 'em.
At any rate, King Ak-Sar-Ben has
enough money left over In his ex
chequer to buy a new lid.
It is reported that Harry Payne
Whitney has got to Chile already In
his race for the South Pole.
Oregon's activity In raising crops of
political reforms Is threatening to put
Kansas woefully In the shade.
It is safe to say that the proposed
job of Jury commissioner at a salary
of $2,600 will not go a-begglng.
Those suspected druggists are given
their liquor permits for the ensuing
year, but are warned not to do It
The new governor of Texas already
has got mixed up In an aeroplane run
away. Better atay close to earth,
The Atchison Globe contends that a
man who cannot keep a cook by mar
rying ker ahould board. A good many
of them do.
With hobble skirts against a sixty
mile wind, Is It any wonder Chicago
women are finding life an uphill task
Boost for Omaha. The enthusiasm
of the true booster does not cool off,
00 matter what temperature the ther
If the mayor of bellicose Memphis
Is looking for trouble, let him chal
lenge the mayor of Omaha to a rope
As soon as Los Angeles finds
enough dynamiters to fill out those
twenty-two Indictments maybe It will
have some convictions.
Owing to the unprecedented pros
perity of republican rule, that Jackson
day feast ought to lack nothing to
make It an elaborate success.
It Is now a question which Is first In
the battle for supremacy, Mr. Carne
gie's world peace foundation or his
public library endowment fund.
The fourth wife' of Nat Goodwin,
suing for a divorce on the ground that
Nathaniel runs about with chorus
girls, must be bidding for new fame
s a comedienne.
As soon as the decision Is swsrded
'n the John Brown debate between
Tolonel Watterson and W. Dean How
tils we may take up the newer ques
lon, "Whafs the matter with
Advance of Harriman Lints.
The Wall Htnet Journal refers t
1910 m i y'ar of "intrnshr develop
ment for the Harriman lints." Moth
the I'nlon Pacific and the Southern
Pacific enjoyed Ibe Urgent volume
of traffic anil dividend surplus of
their history and all their subsidiary
lines did well. One may find In this
record an Index to the splendid
growth and development going on in
the great Trans-Missouri empire, tta-versed-
by these railroads. It must
have prospered above any other sec
tion of the country, or its chief trans
continental lines could not. And
lflll in the west bids fair to surpass
even the progress of 1910.
During its construction days the
I'nlon Pacific received 31 cents per
ton mile; today It receives 1 cent.
Yet with this rate, In the fare of a
year of wage increases and higher
cost of materials, which many other
roads claimed cut Into the vitals of
their dividends, the Union Pacific and
Southern Pacific both reached new
levels of surplus for stock of 19.17
per cent and 13 per cent, respectively.
Never before in their history had
their earnings gone so high, though
the Union Pacific had reached 18 per
cent and the Southern Pacific 12 per
cent. These figures are remarkable,
but not sensational taking all the cir
cumstances into consideration.
As a matter of fact, while operating
expenses on these roads advanced
some last year, they fell below the
average for ten years and what ad
vance there was was due chiefly to
heavy outlays for Improved equipment,
and permanent Improvements. The
roads' traffic was the largest in their
history and they were forced to en
large facilities to supply the demands,
and they met the 10 per cent increase
for certain employes along with other
roads. Roads that earn about twice
their requirements and whose physi
cal condition is as Bound as that of
these lines will contlnute to make prof
Its even If rates are unchanged. What
they are doing, especially the Union
Pacific, Is reaping returns from the
campaign of reconstruction and reor
ganization conducted under the direc
tion of the late Mr. Harriman. As
the Wall Street Journal says, their
traffic has been growing ever since
this new era of Improved service
dawned and it will continue to grow
with the growing west.
Two Depressed Prophets.
Two of democracy's major prophets,
Colonel Henry Watterson and Colonel
George Harvey, are exceedingly dubi
ous about the prospects of their party.
They are not deceived by the surface
appearances of the sporadic victories
last fall. Colonel Harvey, writing un
der the caption, "Will the Democratic
Party Commit Suicide?" denies that
the democracy gained a victory at the
polls in November; denies that it
elected six governors and carried con
gress. It was wholly a negative vic
tory, be aays, and everybody who
cares to admit the fact will agree with
Colonel Watterson spends a week at
Washington getting Into touch with
the situation, then sails for Europe.
He Is discouraged. If not disgusted, at
the spectacle his party, under Champ
Clark's leadership in the bouse, has
made on the rules Issue. He knows
from fifty years' of experience that,
while autocratic power Is not a good
thing for the speaker to possess, be
must have enough power to give him
control of the deliberations of the
house aa necessary to good adminis
tration and the expeditious transac
tion of business. Colonel Watterson
does not conceal his fear of Champ
Clark's leadership and his fear that
his party will fall In the Sixty-second
congress to make a record on which
it may stand In, 1912 with any degree
of assurance of victory.
The Washington Post recalls
Colonel Watterson's departure for Eu
rope in 1896, when be wheeled the
Courier-Journal In line for Palmer
and Buckner by cable, and raises the
question of an omen In his present
Journey. Of course, the country is
not yet on the eve of a national cam
paign, but the Incident Is significant.
What Messrs. Harvey and Watterson
and other sane democrats realize is
that the hurrah over 1910 does not
make certain the defeat of the repub
lican party In 1912.
Americans in Canada.
In an address at Montreal a western
Canadian farmer asserted that "It is
in evidence on every hand that the
settlers from the United States are
becoming good citizens. Knglish set
tlers do not take up with our ways
quite as readily as do those from the
There Is nothing strange in this.
The Americans who go over into Can
ada have come from a country whose
ways and customs Canada has long
been emulating, so. of course, they
find conditions very much as they had
been used to at home. The Briton, on
the other hand, comes from a country
different In form of government, In
methods of business and living, even
In topography, climate and soil. So,
naturally, be requires longer to adapt
himself to new surroundings than the
It is doubtful if Canadians them
selves realize the striking similarity
between their ways' snd ours. Of
course they are Inclined to take credit
for setting the example, but then that
will scarcely bear argument, since by
every comparison the United States
bas been the leader In the race. But
this flood nalurcd rivalry now going
on between the two countries is con
ducive to healthful growth and ad
iniiiftiifiil in both and no time need
be wasted over which is the leader.
The fad is that hard-headed Amer
icans and Canadians are working sys
tematically toward the coal of mutual
helpfulness and the migratory spirit
among both is doing as much as any
other one thing to promote the end.
Vagaries of the Weather.
The weather man has again proved
his tase. He has shown us that he
can maVe reliable forecasts and has
displayed a remarkable degree of ver
satility. In Omaha within twelve
houra the mercury falls about fifty de
grees, while In western Kansas It goes
as high an 7 4 one day and dow n near
zero the next. That is running the
j gamut fairly well. It makes very
I good pneumonia weather and a great
many people are taking advantage of
It is senseless to rail against the
weather. Its vagaries are nothing
new. The weather has always been
subject to extremes. Still, even ex
tremes may be enjoyed by proper pre
caution. People should not become
careless when the mercury is In one
of Its silly moods, dancing from one
end of the' tube to the other in the
brief space of twenty-four hours, or
less. That la the time for folks to be
on their guard and to take no chances.
Kor there is a serious aspect to the
situation, as any family physician
could convince. It Is always a safe
plan to take winter at Its word and
fortify against its onslaughts accord
ingly. Good Roads Legislation.
Here in Nebraska we have hern
tinkering with our road laws from
time immemorial and already bills are
appearing In the legislature to patch
them up again here and there. The
problem of good roads, however, Is
not to be solved by this kind of piece
meal legislation any more than Is a
system of good roads to be had by
piecemeal, construction of small and
If we are ever to have a system of
good roads in this state we must put
the whole, work of building them and
maintaining them under the super
vision of one central authority by the
creation of some kind of a highway
commission with Jurisdiction over the
entire state. At present the power
and duty of building and maintaining
roads is lodged in the county, which
means that we have more than ninety
separate and distinct road-making
bodies, each working without any re
lation to the other. That this is a
wasteful and ineffective method of do
ing business goes without saying.
With the Introduction of the auto
mobile and its widespread use for
pleasure and traffic the need for good
roads, particularly of two or three
main highways cutting clear across
the state, has been accentuated. New
sources of revenue for road-building
and road-maintaining purposes have
also come into existence. The fees
paid for registering automobiles, and
the taxes paid upon them, would go' a
great ways toward putting the roads
in condition. We also have set aside
the receipts ,of the inheritance tax in
the various counties to the purpose of
permanent road construction, which in
time will amount to millions of dol
lars. If we sit still and allow this
money to be frittered away on discon
nected projects and questionable ex
periments we will have nothing tangi
ble to show for it.'
With so many elements of every
j community interested in road im-
provement, many of them organized
( into local and state associations, the
demand Is for them to get together
on some feasible and practicable
project. They piust follow the exam
ple of other states and push for a
state highway commission fully em
powered to formulate a comprehensive
road plan and to put it Into effect
without being required to fight it out
with ninety different county boards.
A writer in one of the current peri
odicals tries to explain the prevalence
of certain kinds of disease the past
year as a consequence of lack of mois
ture In certain sections of the coun
try. This contention Is re-enforced
with a map diagraming the dry dis
tricts snd Incidentally he ascribes to
this cause the epidemics of typhoid
which raged a year ago in all the
Mississippi and Missouri valley cities,
including Omaha. While the epidemic
was on. It will be remembered, It was
popular hereabouts to blame It on the
Missouri river water, although it was
plain that other cities not drawing
their water supply from the Missouri
were similarly afflicted. The drouth
theory, at any rate, is as plausible as
any, and more plausible than some.
Chief Clerk Richmond of the Ne
braska house of representatives is the
first chief clerk In years to attempt to
provide the newspaper correspondents
I with anything like the facilities for
work to which they are entitled. Be
ing a newspaper man, himself, he is
able to appreciate the difficulties un
do' which reporters at legislatures
have to work.
Of course, there was no sell-out. but
after drawing a salary of $150 a
month as county commissioner, elected
! as a republican, Fred Brunlng Is
j promoted by a democratic county
I board to the $ 1 00-a-moutb. Job of su
I perintendent of the court houke, w hile
j faithful and hungry democrat ic work
I era are turned down beeauae there is
I not ei.otigh pie to go around.
The redoubtable "Dan" Cu.ier has
landed the responsible and lucrative
Job of "custodian" by virtue and au
thority of the senate of the state of
Nebraska, snd the party of Thomas
.leffercon and 'Saint'' Jackson Is
aealr vindicated. Hurrah for "Dan."
It is now proposed to pay each dep
uty county attorney of this county the
same snlary that the attorney general
for the state draws. The next thing
we know the attorney general will be
resigning to take a Job as deputy
The return to the state treasury of
$1,300,000 grafted In the building of
the Pennsylvania capitol makes it ap
pear that those earnest protestations
of Innocence a couple of years ago
were not quite all they were cracked
up to be.
The Douglas County Medical asso
ciation boasts of having experienced
its greatest growth during the past
year. The vital statistics, however,
indicate that Omaha's pulse has been
Western lads who have come up
since the old wild west days and crave
a taste of them might go to Massachu
setts, where things are riotously wild.
Peace l.aaya Soperf loone.
The corporation of President Tafl'a alma
mater has Invited Governor Baldwin of
Connecticut to lecture on "The Reeponst
bllltles of Citlsens." Peace with Bagamore
Hill acems to be aa far off aa ever.
A Cause fur Wonder.
With the Intctatate Commerce eouinls
slon making such radical reductions of
freight rates in the Rocky mountain region
one wondera more than ever why an In
crease ahould be allowed east of the Mis
sissippi and north of the Ohio and Potomac
foreigners Get the I'lum.
New York Tribune.
The United States has Just concluded a
parcels post convention with Brazil under
the term of which, apparently, Brazilians
can send packages weighing as much as
eleven pounds to any part of thla country
at the rate of 12 cents a. pound. But If
an American wishes to use the domestic
mails for a similar purpoae he must pay
ltt cents a pound and the weight of the
parcel la limited to four pounds. The dis
crimination Is unreasonable on Its face.
Why ahould the government do more for
foreigners than It does for Ita own citizens?
"Hollers" for War Appropriation.
New York Tribune.
The deep, dark and desperate plots of the
Japanese In the Philippines to pull the
Islands up by the roots and tow them to
Saghalien or something of that sort are
officially scouted by the War department
at Washington aa mythical. Yet we sup
pose that the cocksure declarations of a
few days ago concerning them wilt go on
their pernlcloAta way unovertaken by the
truth. Indeed. It would not be strange to
find some Buncombe county patriot out
Hobsoning Hobaon with a suggestion that
the denial of them Is a part of the Jap
anese deviltry, and, by contraries, proves
them to be true.
DKKURVES PI KMC APPLACSH.
President Taft'a Refusal to Commate
Sentence of Rich Man.
New York Post.
President Taft has earned, and will re
ceive the applause of the nation for his
firmness tn refusing to relieve from a
sentence of Imprisonment a rich man con
victed under the law agalnt peonage. His
action Is all the more Impressive, and all
the more praiseworthy, because It whs not
taken until after the fullest Inquiry and
because it was accompanied by a deliberate
and unmistakable statement of tho reasons
actuating him, reasons which apply In a
large range of other cases as well as In
that of peonage. "The government of the
United States," says the president, "has
been at great pains and cost to suppress
peonage s It Is a kind of offense that
Is regarded lightly In some communities.
When, therefore, a man .of high busi
ness standing and large enterprises Is con
victed of the offense the punishment should
be such as to deter others from the prac
tice. Fines are not effective agulnst men
of wealth. Imprisonment la necessary."
Precisely the eame thing is true of other
offenaea; and the chief reason that they
are "regarded lightly" is that they are
treated lightly In the actual administration
of the laws. We have got to learn the les
son that If we wish to extirpate an abuse,
we must show that the law means busi
ness. The president has made good use of
an excellent opportunity to teach that les
son. People Talked About
When Senator Clark moves Into that neiw
17.000.000 home of his an appropriate wel
coming tune to play would be "There's No
Place L,lke Home."
Twenty members of the senior claws at
Wellesley have announced their engage
ments, and It is still nearly six months to
the commencement season. Thla Is a
striking evidence of the veracity of the
heads of women's colleges, who vigorously
deny that a liberal education Is not con
ducive to matrimony.
The wealthy son of a St. Ixuls tobacco
manufacturer has eloped the fourth time,
the laat performance being only four days
after he had been convicted of bigamy.
The Judge, It appears, lectured him se
serely, and, after fining him 8300. paroled
blm on the promise that the offender would
"never again marry without being legally
If F. O. lawrence of Dorcester, Maaa.,
at M la not the oldest expert skater in New
England, wa have yet to hear of an
artist In double 9 s. pigeon wings, etc., who
Is older than he. He skates tor the pleas
ure that accruea and not for honor, and
has been on skates on the Kennebec river
when 6 years old. In the early fifties Mr.
Lwience came to Boxton and won the
championship of New England In IV.
James Grieve, believed te be the oldest
man In Scotland, Bed at bis dwelling,
Corau-tree, 1-och F.ckalde, a few nights ago.
He was a native of Invernttsshire, where,
according to his own belief, he waa born
in the year KO. He fixed the date of his
blrtlnby hla recollections of Waterloo. He
was then a boy working in the fielda, and
when the news of the victory arrived he,
along with hia fellow laborers, participated
la the general rejoicing
Around New York
mipplee - the Current ef Xdfe
aa Seen tn the Great American
Metropolis from Day to Day.
Custon.s lnsiectoji at Nw York, having
pinched the rich giobe trotlers snd put th
fei.r of smupellng deep Into thrlr ensh
boxes, are about to extend the cold clsmmy
hand to the small fry snd exact tribute,
t'nder the law everyone Is allowed to bring
In goods to the alu. of $H. It hns been
stsicd officially that man could bring a
bale of hay worth 1100 If he wanted to.
Now all this Is changed. An order recently
issued forbids bringing In all presents free
of duty, snd even household articles or
small articles not for personal use This
ruling, which goes Into effect at once, ex
cludes from the 1100 free list srtlcles other
than "wearing apparel and other personal
effects purchased abroad." It is estimated
that many thousands of dollars will be
collected on articles which have previously
been admitted free. Incidentally, the cus
toms officials are delighted with the new
order, since they say It decides beyond
argument what may be admitted, and glv'rs
ft em authority to act In cases which prev
iously have led to delay and confusion.
Believing It almost Impossible for a man
troubled with bad teeth to lead a con
sistent Christian life, the falvation army
has opened a department of dentistry at
West Thirteenth street, under Dr. John
Cralghton. The new dental department now
rivals in Its peculiar field the army's fa
mous ','antl-suiclde bureau," in alleviating
human suffering, Its promoters said.
"Many a man has fallen from grace
when attacked with a bad toothache and
unable to pay the high prices of the aver
age dentist," an officer of the army said.
"In such a condition more than one man
has given vent to his feelings In a flow of
profanity or tried to 'drown' the pain with
whiskey, and of course such acts would
end his 'Christian experience.' For those,
however, who can afford to pay, the exact
cost of the work done will be charged,
without profit of any kind."
Walking In her sleep Is said to have
caused the death of Miss Sophia Schmutx,
a domestic servant in the family of Wil
liam Hlrsch, West Arverne, L. I., whose
body was discovered In the surf. The body
was being rolled back and forth by the
waves, and was clad only In a long blue
and white striped flannel nightgown, and
When the Hlrsih family came down to
breakfast they found that thetr new ser
vant, whom Mr. Hlrsch had hired only the
night before, was missing. Mrs. Hlrsch
found the girl's clothing In her room and
the back door unlocked. Mr. Hlrsch was
then Informed by the police of the finding
of a drowned woman and Identified her as
hia missing domestic. Frederick Bchmuts. a
carpenter, of Brooklyn, stated that his sis
ter walked In her sleep. The Hlrsch home
Is only about &:0 feet from the water, and
It Is thought the girl wandered Into the
breakers and was overcome.
The New York waiters have adopted an
unwritten code designating the size of a
"tip" and their characterization of the man
who glve It;
Thus a nickel is a "tight." as Indicating
that the donor Is a tight wad. A dime be
comes a "throw," which Implies that the
waiter has been thrown down. A quarter
Is a "pass." meaning that It is a passable
tip, but none too large for the service rend
ered. Fifty cents Is "good," and a dollar
or more becomes a 'rock," which suggests
that a Rockefeller has been at the table.
At the Ohio Society annual dinner one
of the men at a table threw a quarter into
a silver ash tray and passed It to the next
man, who added his mite. Also the third.
The waiter saw the move at this point.
He Jumped for the dish and emptied It
He gave a quirk look over his shoulder
and then turned to the table and said:
"I thank you gentlemen, and shall be glad
to receive what you-are good enough to
give. But If the head waiter sees what I
get I lose tli6 most of It."
Because he knew his patient, the doctor
was not at all ruffled when she exclaimed:
"But I can't, doctor; It Is no use talking,
I Just can't. I hate mtlk. I can't drink
it. I will take any kind of medicine you
wish me to, but I cannot swallow sweet
"Very' well," he said, soothingly. Then
he opened the door and from the kitchen
there drifted In the smell of popping coin.
"Who Is popping corn?" she asked.
"Your nurse," said the doctor.
Half an hour later he persuaded her to
taste a spoonful of milk.
"Why, that's not so bad. after all," sh
said. "What did you do to It?"
"Soaked that popped corn in It." said
he. "Gives It an entirely different taste,
doesn't It? Sweet milk's bitterest enemy
is bound to say it is drinkable after it
has soaked up tho essence of popped corn
for ten or fifteen minutes."
Six men and ten women were liberated
from an elevator cage by the police shortly
before midnight after thry had spent four
hours Imprisoned between the twelfth and
fifteenth floors of a business building.
They were so fatigued when they got out
that many of theni were hardly able to
The car was Jammed to its full capacity
and for the whole time the prisoners were
unable to change their positions or relieve
aching muscles. After an hour or so of
tinkering the police were called and a
syuatl of firemen J ln d the rescue party.
The top of the metal cage was ripped off
with fire axes and the sixteen weary pas
sengers hauled out to tramp down tnir
feen flights to the street.
The figures for the death toll of the last
year, from vehicular traffic, In New York
City, foot up 374, alille there were over
WO Injured. The conclusion will doubtlca
be Jumped at that this record is largely
due t the automobiles, hut their responsi
bility Is less than that of horre-draw.n ve
hlclea. There Is a law fining a chauffeur
$ for being under the Influence of liquor
while managing his car, but there Is no
law punishing wagon drivers for a like
offense and they have, therefore, become
the greater menace In street congestion.
More than half the persons killed were
children under 14 years of age.
Democracy's Bar slalater.
Sioux City Tribune.
To have bolted Bryan and free sliver In
1WI or 1M0 puts a bar sinister across any
democratic presidential candidate. So says
Bryan. The privilege of bolting candidates
or policies Is exclusively his, to be used by
him without Impairment of party regu
larity. As a matter of fact, the bolta he Is
tryliu? to punish now were agalnat his
"paramount isauea." not against demo
a nad a ! the f.lad Has.
Pretty much the whole Canadian cabinet
are now In Washington, and their mlxslori
In going the whole way geographically it
to meet the Taft administration half way
In a reciprocity negotiation. It Is to be
ekpected there will be no failure on the
part of our government In going the other
half of the way. This looks like buslnes.
f'lr eland Leader: Whv not
.order i'f war-scare veterans.
Washington Post: The Omaha tnsn lin
I swallowed $1' talhrr than give It to bis
I lfn msv et have to cough up.
Sioux Cllv Journal: Possibly t;irernta
llve N'orrla will be glsd to hand his Job
of rules revision over to the democrats.
Chlcsso Post: If Mr. t.orlmer nhsenis
himself when He senste dfsrussrd his case
he Is likely to miss aome ex-ellent speeches.
Brooklyn Ksgle: In twenty rats the To
bscco Trust has grown from a H.ftO.om
ceneern to one of 4i0.'.i0t). Nothing gros
like a weed.
Kmporla -isiette: Andrew Carnegie has
j placed the seal of his approval upon a new
peace anthem which may be sung to the
tune of "America." It's a fine anthem,
taking It by and large, but a man couldn't
sing It without dodging eats. There are
some poems which look well in print, but
which cannot be sung without great sgoriy,
and this Is one of them.
IOql'KT OK THH IIKsKHT.
Knerar anil Skill Overcomes t.reat
Chicago inter Ocesn.
That man Is a master of the earth, and
that the obstacles set to his msstery by
nature cannot In the long run keep him
from pursulnR the brave onward majch
of conquest. Is most . clearly proven In the
case of our own west, where what wss
known up to ten years or so ago as the
Great American desert has become a
larger part of It, at least a region of rich
farms and thriving towns.
Twelve million acres of this country
called the "rainless, hopeless lands" In
former days, are now good agricultural
domain, yielding fine crops with Irrlgs
tlon's aid each year. A quarter of a mil
lion of families are dwelling on the farms,
and an almost equally great number lives
In towns and little cities which have been
established and which flourish in the
midst of the area so redeemed from bar
renness. Canals and ditches furnish water
for the Irrigation of the farming land, and
rivers furnish power for the manufacturers
that are well In sight.
Already the rough pioneer life has In
the newly won region been replaced by
comfortable living. Trolley lines connect
the towns and do away, therefore, with
loneliness such as afflicted westerners of
earlier days the days of giant ranches.
As the farms are nearly always small In
acreage, and so close together, the In
habitants lead pleasant, sociable exist
ences. They light and heat their homes
with electricity no less than dwellers In
the older east. And they are prospering
through their own work and working for
their own prosperity. In other words, they
labor for themselves and for their fami
lies, and all they do accomplish Is their
Our country's wondrous wealth by na
ture's grace, and the growth of It by the
grace of man, are demonstrated very
strikingly by this redemption of the
more: light wanted.
Pnbllcllr of C ommittee Dolus; la Con.
Representative Norrls of Nebraska, who
led the Insurgent republicans In the revolt
of the last session against the house rules,
has submitted the radical proposal to re
quire all committee meetings and procis
Ings to the public. This would be an In
novation, Indeed. As a general principle
It Is unquestionably right that public busi
ness should be transacted In the open. The
allowable exceptions to this rule are few.
On the other hand, secrecy Is a pre-ennui-tlon
to corrupt bargaining and successful
lobbying fur special privileges; the secrecy
of the committee room also gives shifty
and doulbe-deallng legislators desired op
portunities for suppressing measures de
manded by their constituencies and evading
responsibility for non-action. If complete
publicity should be feasible nothing would
contribute more toward restoring straight
forwardness Into legislative practices.
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Carolyn Wells, In Judge.
When L.ucy was
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And tried to talk
She did no thing she
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When Lucy was, say,
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And growing tall
She did whatever she
At. sixteen l.ucy was a dear,
At eighteen quite a beauty.
She lived without a care or fear,
And always did her duty.
She was Perfection's Perfect Fink
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Unworthy thoughts she could not think;
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She said things she ought to say.
She acted as she should;
She lived her life the noblest way
Oh. my, but ahe was good!
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