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TIIE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, JULY 31. 1911.
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As the ubiquitous dandelion would
ay, "Never touched nie."
President Taft now seems to have
the taugh on Premie- Laurier.
Still, the base ball pitcher who was!
sold for 122,500 is not a "white
The wheels are moving toward com
mission form of government for
After such a fine season of muck
raking garden hose ought to be in big
The vocation of the average man
this summer Is sprinkling his lawn,
whatever his avocation may be.
Hoke Smith may now consider him
self the second citizen of Georgia,
Ty Cobb, of course, being the first.
Hero 1b a story from .Missouri of a
chicken being hatched in an Ice box.
Talk about your real summo lands.
Autolsts discover that toll bridges
are still in vogue down in Missouri.
You sure do have to show those Mil
sourlans. The controversy over how America
got its name is getting almost loud
enough to wake Americus Vespucius
from his grave.
Premier Laurier might enjoy read
ing a work by William H. Taft, en
titled "Some Reciprocity Bills I Have
Had Tossed, and How."
Francis J. Heney is making Chau
tauqua speeches in Kansas telling
them to "own your utilities." What's
the matter with Kansas?
It's so easy to spend other people's
money. That's what makes the fasci
nation of holding office with control
of tho taxpayers' purse strings.
From the way new names bob up
every day as the Lorlmer investigation
proceeds it must keep a good many
great and near-great on the qui vlve.
It will not do for Superintendent
Davidson to make too frequent moves
If every time means as many farewell
dinners as has his departure from
Harry Payne Whitney, reports eny,
uses an automobile to mow hny. Still
behind our Nebraska farmers, who
tour tbe country in their gutos while
the hired man mows the hny.
Now, if we only had the recall for
Judges we might rotate them so as to
let all those entries In the Judicial pri
mary find out how It feels to sit on
tho bench, if only for a little while.
"Fear Taft Will Bring Disaster
Upon His Party." Headline in locnl
democratic organ. What the demo
crats really fear, however, is that Taft
will not bring disaster upon his party.
Another special election without the
voting machines. But no repetition
of last fall's yelp about throwing $50,
000 into the Junk heap, and no appeal
to the courts to prevent such an out
rage. The Louisville Courier-Journal
thinks 340 pounds a perilous weight
for a man like John L. Sullivan, In
constant danger of falling oft the
wagon. Yes, but think of the danger
to the wagon if he says on.
It seems, then, as the case stands
they all agree on the general proposi
tion that they buy and sell votes in
the Illinois legislature, and on the
specific, proposition that they bought
and sold votes, but nobody is guilty.
The apostasy of Bailey may be the
next d'sturblng element In the demo
cratic party. The Texas senator de
clares the horse to be tho noblest of
dumb nnlmals. Still he mty think the
donkey's bray excepts him from classl
fleatlon as dumb.
Th Sweep of tha Times.
Orover Cleveland's political mana
gers were put to it to show that his
administration bad done anything
toward repressing or preventing the
growth of great corporations of mo
nopolistic tendencies, and yet the
criticism disturbed Mr. Cleveland but
slightly. Trusts were not an issue
then, nor later in the McKinley cam
paigns, at least to the extent, in spite
of Mr. Bryan's crusading, that they
are today. What would the country
have thought of an order from tho
Department of Justice for all so-called
trusts or monopolies to dissolve and
reorganize along the lines of the Sher
man law or take the consequences of
That is exactly the order that has
been Issued. And in addition to the
dissolution of the Standard Oil, To
bRcco and Powder trusts, 1,000 cases
are said to await the attention of the
prosecuting department of the govern
ment. It simply goes to show the
sweep of the times, how the force of
public sentiment has changed the
whole complexion of corporation regu
lation. It is the same Sherman law
we had In former years and tho same
system of administration, but a new
way of viewing gigantic combinations
In relation to the government and in
terpreting the law.
The change has come about, not
spasmodically, but ns tho result of a
slow process of popular education on
the obligations of private' business to
public service, a subject that en
grossed the attention of the people in
years gone by but little. Nor Is this
new conception narrow or exclusive.
It seeks to do no injustice to wealth
or commerce. It rests, not on prej
udice, but upon broad, common
reason. It is the feeling for equal
rights to all that has worked on the
people so long until it has come to a
concrete expression of action. And
when big business gets thoroughly
adjusted to its new position it, as well
as the mass of the people, will be able
the better to appreciate that the ad
vantages of the change are mutual.
Consulates for Omaha.
The Commercial club has taken ac
tion in the nature of a request upon
the Mexican government for the estab
lishment here of a Mexican consulate.
This is unquestonably a good move.
Foreign governments maintain consuls
at different trade centers for the pur
pose of promoting commercial inter
course, and the establishment of a
Mexican consulate here would unques
tionably stimulate trade and traffic be
tween the two countries.
Commercial relations with Mexico,
desirable as they are, however, ought
not to monopolize our efforts. Omaha
is already the seat of several consu
lates, but it ought to have consuls rep
resenting the governments of all the
countries whose citizens do business,
or may be brought to. do business, in
our tributary trade territory. The
mere fact that a place is a consular
city increases its Importance, both at
home and abroad. If Omaha succeeds
with the Mexican consulate it should
follow it up with efforts to get on the
consular map with other Important
countries not yet thus represented.
Railroads and Express Bates.
It will be interesting to wait and see
Just what tack the railroad officials
take in defending existing ' express
rates and preventing their reduction.
It is interesting enough to know that
any railroad man cares to undertake
the Job. To say nothing of the inde
fensibility of express rates and ex
press service, it had been supposed
that most railroad men found their
bands fairly full attending to their
own rates and regulation.
Will the defense begin with the
Great Northern Express company with
its 90 per cent profits, or with the
case of the Wells-Fargo, which an
nounced not long ago a 300 per cent
dividend? Which of these down
trodden victims of unfair govern
mental discrimination will be used as
the starting point?
It is surprising to learn that such
a movement is contemplated by the
railroads. Express rates have been as
much too high as the average express
service has been too poor, and better
regulation is not only desirable but
Inevitable. The people using express
service have about come to the end of
their patlenco and It will not help the
railroads to pitch in to save the ex
Appeal in Merger Case.
It Is not surprising that the govern
ment has decided to appeal td the su
preme court the Harrlman merger
case, which it lost in the circuit court
A case of such magnitude naturally
would be expected to proceed to the
highest tribunal, no matter which side
won in the lower courts. But the
statement is made that the government
is appealing, not merely as a formal
procedure, but because it expects to
be able to secure a reversal of Judg
ment. This statement is made on the
basis of advice from the special counsel
engaged by the government to prose
cute the case. Nor Is It unnatural for
the special counsel to hold to thla
view. The special counsel must al
ways be lawyers of great wisdom and
skill, and bo the fault in this case
surely must He with the court that
decided that the merger of the Union
and Southern Pacific Is not unlawful.
The layman has been impressed
with the apparent logic of the circuit
court's decision. Appearances may be
deceptive, however, and he will natu
rally feel an Intimate touch with this
case until it Is ultimately decided.
This is one decision against the gov
ernment which has not elicited any
chorus of popular dissent or outre.?
and ninny people believe it is ,mra
doxlcally favorable to the goviTnnien,
after all, since the people are the? gov
ernment and their Interests, especially
here In this great developing west,
may be better subserved by maintain
ing the status of the Pacific roads than
by overturning It.
With the addition of $211,000 hydrant
rental, judgment that must he at once
met by the city. It will necessitate thjs
Increase of hetwecn I and i mills to the
levy more than It waa last year. Instead
of permitting a reduction of mills hoped
for. The water board helped some last
yenr, taking- IM.000 from Its fund to help
pay water Judgments of about the same
amount as thrown against the city this
year. Rut the board Intend to uae the
greater part of the 171.000 on hand now
for the beginning- of construction of new
mains J tint as soon ns the water bonds
are voted. Ry having ready money on
hand with which to begin at once, work
can be put well under way before the
money for the sale of bonds is available.
This is another striking sample of
the .businesslike methods pursued by
the eminent financiers who constitute
our Water board. Although they
havo had money in hand all tho time,
levied specifically for the purpose of
paying hydrant rental, the Water
boarders have let these bills go to
Judgment to draw 7 per cent interest.
We are now in the position, therefore,
of having a water fund of $71,000 on
deposit In local banks bringing 2 per
cent interest, and outstanding Judg
ments for $211,000 drawing 7 per
cent interest. The difference between
tho 2 per cent that the banks are pay
ing and tho 7 per cent that the Judg
ments are costing the city figures Just
5 per cent, which is a dend loss by the
Water board's management.
At one time when the School board
was running close to shore It made
arrangements to have tho needed
money advanced nt 5 per cent, thus
saving the school fund the difference
between the warrant rate of 7 per cent
and the prevailing discount. The first
hydrant rental Judgment, as the rec
ords show, was bought by a certain
Omaha bank, presumably as a profita
ble Investment. We might suggest that
the Water board work out a method of
financing this new Judgment less
costly to the taxpayers, were it not
that every similar suggestion The Bee
has heretofore made to the Water
board in the public Interest has been
Douglas county will be called upon
to contribute $250,000 to th support
of the state government this year,
which is substantially one-tenth of
the total proceeds of the state tax. If
Omaha were located on the east bank
of the Missouri instead of on the west
bank the state treasurer would know
On the eve of the, election hen the
$6, 500, 000 water bonds were up, two
years ago, the bellwether of the Water
board sprang a great conspiracy to
rob the city of its chance at this won
derful "buy." A fertile imagination
like that might be expected to Invent
any kind of a tale with similar incen
tive. "Will you walk Into my parlor,"
said the Spider to the Fly. Say the
democrats to the republicans in Ne
braska this year: "Please help us
elect a few democrats to office, and
we promise not to crow about a dem
ocratic victory until after It is all
In the meantime, the icemen in
Omaha are holding up consumers for
25 per cent more than is exacted in
Kansas City, St. Joseph, Des Moines
or Denver, and simply repeating Boss
Tweed's famous remark, "Well, what
are you going to do about it?"
The city revenues from miscellane
ous sources during the coming year
will probably approximate $200,000,
and certainly be much larger than
ever before. It will be hard to make
the taxpayers understand why the city
tax rate should also be larger.
Old Meinorlea Dnated.
Like a voice from the paat cornea the
announcement that the populists have held
a state convention In Nebraska.
riaahtnac ! Cold.
, Chicago I 'oat.
Pentlsts who fill prominent toeth with
gold are classed aa hoboea by the president
of the dentists' association. Somo people
think they are cheated unless they get
something to flash.
Who Enlightened the Judge t
St. I-onls Globe-Pemocrat.
A federal judge In Illinois has ruled that
anything less than 6 per cent profit on an
Inveatment la confiscatory. There la a
great deal of Idle money, however, waiting
safe Inveatment at a lower figure than
Bine Print Markainanahlp.
The I'nlted States Ordnance bureau la at
work on a gun which It believes will make
aviators the coona of the air. Thla gun
apattera an airship with small projectiles
dlacharged from a rocket-like shell. Thus
far It has hypothetic-ally spattered every
airship on the blue prints.
('anally Works that War
St. Louts Republic.
The university professor wbo afflrma that
divorce breeds polygamy is proceeding upon
the theory that because a man becomes
aggieved at one wife ha Is apt to want
two or three more; a conclusion which la,
to say the least, not entirely unavoidable.
Now for tho Pnulsnanent.
The coroner who has been Inveatlgat
Ing the cause of the recent accident on the
New York. New Haven & Hartford rail
road finds the railroad company criminally
responsible for the deaths of the fourteen
.,j .. n kiikd. He may not be
sustained by the courts, but he has at least
furnished a precedent. I'suaJly the
coroner's verdict Is that there Is no
meitJis of flslng the blame.
I COMPILED FROM Df.C FILf
Thirty Years A
Considerable talk Is Indulged In over the
resignation of Rev. Father Gritnebaum,
pastor of the Church of St. Mary Magde
lena. It Is officially denied that Father
Grmiebaum waa removed from the pastor
ate of his church and rharge of the Oct
General Crook came In from Carter.
K. I. Holmes, an attorney at Lincoln,
spent the Sabbath In the city on his return
Mr. and Mrs. George Cnnfleld showed the
IlKht of their genial countenances at the
Canfield house today, having returned from
Lake Mlnnetonka, whero they have been
rusticating for the last three weeks.
Tho Union Pacific bnae ball club has
challenged Heatings to a game.
Mr. H. J. McCoy, with Mr. R. F. True,
on their way to San Frnnclsci to take
charge of the Young Men's Christian as
sociation work In that city, spent the
There were about r,nW head of cattle at
the stock yards today, the largest number
there at one time this season.
Twenty Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. George C. Squire returned
from their wedding trln and took up tem
porary quarters at the Taxton until their
home In "West Omaha" Is completed.
Mrs. George W. Cook and daughters re
turned from a month's visit In Hot Springs,
B. D. '
A "Jolly party of ladles and gentlemen"
went over to Council Bluffs on the Mil
waukee railroad In the evening and from
there to Manawa, where they enjoyed a
delightful evening, bathing, hooting and at
dinner. Among tha party were: Mr. and
Mrs. J. 12. Preston, sponsors; Mrs. William
Jeffers, Columbus, O.: Mr. and Mrs. John
Schank, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Reed, Miss
Kva Harrison and sister, Mies Llr.zle Allen,
Miss Green. Topeka, Kan.; Miss Ella
Morgan, Cincinnati; Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Taylor, Frank Darling, General Superin
tendent Goodnow of the Milwaukee.
Mrs. L. A. Torrens gave a "high-five" In
the Merriam parlors In the evening. The
ladles' prize was won by Mrs. Wendell
Benaon of Salt Lake and the gentlemen's
prize by Mr. M. M. Marshall.
At a meeting of the Tark board Dr.
George L. Miller, Mr. Pratt, Mr. Millard
and Mr. Llnlnger discussed the advisability
of purchasing additional land adjoining
The street railway company is rapidly
pushing the work of charging the South
Thirteenth street line from a horse car
line into a motor line,
Thirty doctors met at the Toung Men's
Christian association and completed plane
for the organization of the Omaha Medloo
LegsJ association. Dra. Lcisenrlng, Jonaa,
G. P. Wilkinson. Crummer, Sprague, Pea
body, Gifford Snd Keyes took active parts
and theae officers were elected: President,
Dr. Joseph Neville; vice president, Dr.
Wormsley; secretary, Dr. Wilkinson: treas
urer, Dr. Sprague.
Ten Years Agi
Congressman W. P. Hepburn of Clarlnda,
la., and his son. Captain C. B. Hepburn,
spent a few hours in Omaha. The captain
had Just returned from Cuba.
Milk dealers met and mapped out a boost
In milk prices to users of leas than one
gallon a day, 6 cents a quart, or sixteen
quarts for $1; users of one gallon a day,
eighteen quarts for tl; to users of two
gallons, twenty quarts for $1.
Judge Frank Irvine ets appointment to
the cbalr of practice and procedure at
Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Bishop returned from
Henry Ostrom, at a meeting of the county
board, attempted to put a stop to suapend
ing the rulea and allowing bills Indiscrim
inately, and Commissioner Hoctor opposed
City Detective J. T. Donahue, who picked
up a pocketbook on the sidewalk contain
ing J5.596, a day or two before, found the
owner in a stockman, J. Vf. Porter of Cen
In honor of Miss Benedict, who is Miss
Rothschild's guest, and Miss Oberdorfer,
Mrs. Abram Simons' sister. Miss Mae
Heller and Miss Henchen Rehfeld, Mes
dames D. Sampson, M. Klein, N. Rothschild
and S. Goldman entertained sixteen young
people Informally In the afternoon at Mrs.
People Talked About
John W. Alexander, the New York artist,
will drop his brush and palette any time
to take up a tennis racquet.
The first load of alfalfa ever seen In
Ebenburg, Pa., came from the farm of a
newspaper mat-Editor Louis E. Kaylor
of the Cambria Tribune, It brought 30 a
Little Miss Alma Henderson, aged T
years, of Mapleton, Huntingdon county,
Pennsylvania, recently had her photograph
taken, surrounded by her four grand
parents and five great-grandparents.
The champion life saver of Ashtabula
county, Ohio, la Joseph Blotachbacher, a
16-year-old lad of Plymouth, who, during
the last week, has been credited with
cheating death four times by pulling boys
out of the water. ,
Pacific coaaters who sent words of sym
pathy to the eaat during the heat wave
with diagrams of thermometers out there
v earing earr.iuffa, neglected to auppreaa
official record's showing 96 degrees In the
shade at Portland and other placea down
A masseur and a chauffeur accompany
Hammond, the typewriter manufacturer,
on his world cruise for longevity. Weston,
the walker, seeks the long life by being
his own chauffeur and letting exercise rub
his muscles. People who have no money
to loaf at sea need not die young.
For the first time in all his life, to his
knowledge, William Walker, U years old,
a wealthy farmer, near Mount Pleasant,
Pa., saw his father, John A. Walker, 72
yeura old, of Laporte, Ind. The reunion
was Wide the bier of Clark Walker,
brother of John A. Walker and unle at
lELy JOHri W.
The BceS LcUcr Box
A Word for the Knat End.
OMAHA. July Z.-To the F.dltor of The
Pee: 1 read an account of the meeting
of the members of the Orchard Hill Im
provement club, where Joe Hummel, can
didate for sheriff, Is quoted as expressing
himself as fallows.
"If I am to get sny support It will be
from the better element, for my position
Is different from that of the east end of
If he said thla. It Is entirely uncalled
for. as Joe Hummel has got his bread and
butter for at least fifteen years to my
knowledge, with the support and aid of
the cast end of the city. The records n
show that the vote In the east end of
Omaha elected him councilman. The east
end of the city elected Frank E. Moore
mayor three terms, from which he held
the position of street commissioner. When
Mr. Hummel refers to the support he ex
pects to receive from "the bettor element," j
1 do not Know whom he means except tno
heads of the corporations whom he hs,s
favored at all times while In the city coun
cil as against the people. Mr. Hummel's
fling at the east end should forfeit lifiTT
support not only In the east end of the
city, but also in every section of the city.
Tho Coat of Credit liuslneaa.
OMAHA. July 19. To tho Editor of The
Bee: Referring to your article about the
Omaha grocers and butchers having formed
a trust, etc., thereby enabling them to
charge unreasonable high prices for food
stuffs, etc., tha same article alao refers to
certain parties who advertise that they
sell groceries and meats from 10 to 2d
per cent leaa than the so-called trust stores
charge for the same goods. Be thla as It
may, one thing Is certain, that the cut
price means cash on delivery, while the
grocer and butcher In general do a credit
business, which la both expensive and
hazardous. Customers that buy on credit
could not Justly expect to buy as cheap
as for cash, as It costs a credit store from
10 to 20 per cent extra to do credit business,
extra clerical work, collecting and loss on
account of dead beats, etc.
The writer has had some experience In
this line (though I have never sold gro
ceries or meats). The first fifteen years
I did business in Omaha I did a large
oredlt business, and made no money to
speak of, but In the last twenty years I
have done, a strictly cash business, and
made some money, while selling my goods
from 10 to 26 per cent cheaper than when
I was doing a credit business.
By cash buying and selling your cus
tomer Is benefited as well aa yourself, and
the sooner the grocers and butchers re
verse their mode of doing buslnexs the
better It will be. A great many say you
cannot do a cash business in a small store.
I say you can, as I have tried It for
twenty years. Prloe Is what counts. Some
years ago newspapers In general tried to
educate the public to live on a cash
basis. They also advocated that business
ought to be done for cash aa much as
possible, but nowadays you never soe a
line on this subject, and as for the public
in general, the larger per ocnt of them
are worse off than an Eskimo on an ice
floe, for the Eskimo catches his seal be
fore he eats him, while the public In gen
eral have eaten up their month's salary
before they have earned it, or, In other
words, living beyond their means, on the
installment plan. P. WIIQ.
Needless Blockading; of Streela. -
OMAHA, July 27.-TO the Editor of The
Bee: Recently I attempted to drive east
on California street at the Intersection of
Twenty-fourth street, but at the street
car crossing Is a pile of stone five feet
high taking up two-thirds of the street
Sand was being unloaded, making a pile
about five feet high and taking up the
other one-third of the street. I drove to
the next street and found it torn up and
Impassable, which made it necessary for
me to go to Cuming street to get through.
Recently I started to come in via Leaven
worth street, but on aocount of paving
every street was blocked and Impassable,
which necessitated going to Harney street
to get east in order to make connection
with a train at the depot. Fourteenth
street has been torn up for months; Seven
teenth street, by Courtney's store, is nine
tenths occupied by stone, sand and debris,
etc., and there was not on July 25 six feet
of clear street through the same.
The blocking of our streets Is causing
one continual complaint. In case of fire
the fire department would be Immensely
handicapped on aocount of these streets
being blocked continuously.
I understand there Is an ordinance per
taining to the blocking of thoroughfares. I
understand the public are entitled to high
ways where highways are shown on the
maps. I understand we have municipal
government with power and authority for
regulating such things and that the publlo
tights are protected by ordinances. There
fore, the question arises, who is responsi
ble for the enforcement of the people's
rights? In other words, what branch of
the government of this city la derelict In
Its duty to the people? As the people's
rights are ignored, as the laws of the city
and government are being violated with
out any control and more flagrantly dur
ing the last three or four years than for
merlywho Is responsible for the same?
Who Is It that has the power and author
ity to regulate same?
1113 Davenport Street.
Ask li Something Haaler.
OMAHA, July 28. To the Editor of The
Bee: Would like to be enlightened on this
subject: What has become of the money
levied for water? As I understand It,
money to pay the water bill la levied every
year. Last year the levy was 8.4 mills.
Now this money la paid in as other taxes
are, and I see it has not been used to pay
the water company. What bas it been
Is It legal to use it for other purposes?
If not, who Is to blame? Or was the levy
too small? v
There seems to be something radically
wrong and the blame should be placed
wherever It belonga. Such blunder ahould
not be tolerated, Tht guilty party should
be dismissed. Or axe the city's affairs in
suoh shape as not to be able to locate tho
blunderers. Stop their pay at once would
seem a good remedy.
Prod din ST Bank Directors,
National bank directors are again being
prodded by Controller of the Currency
Murray. Unsatisfactory conditions In
banks, ho says In a circular letter, are duo
nearly always to tho failure of directors
to direct, and his examiners tell him that
after all that has beea done to stir up the
directors of natlosal banks many boards
still fall to meet more than two or three
or four times a year. It Is his view that
directors cannot do mueh directing In such
casee, and ef sourae they cannot. But
some boards are se exacting in tha fees
for attendance that possibly many banks
cannot afford to havo frequent meetings.
How is tblsT
Around New York
Blpples ea the Current ef Ufa
as Seen la the Ores American
Metropolis from Day to Day
Poller Isaih last.
A ruling by a New York court denying
the police the right to station uniformed
officers In front of suspected gambling
places caused the crooked si-orts a few
days of uncommon Jubilation. Thev
chuckled over the belief that the authori
ties were hobbled, and proceeded to busi
ness ss quietly as secret doors, barred
windows, passwords and coine-ona permit.
Things are different now. police Commis
sioner Waldo sprung a new game which
puts the old onea out of business. He
sends a patrol wagon dashing Into one of
the side streets off Broadway. Ita gong
rings madly ss It rushes along, and of
course a New York crowd follows. Then
It cornea to a stop In front of the sus
pected house fur a moment, and drives
quietly away. In tho house all is, In the
meanwhile, In confusion and the games
are broken up. One noted gambler sav
his patrons have cornered the nervous
prostration market and Waldo hna ruined
his business with his bluff came. It cer
tainly la clever.
Fflnnd an Honest Man.
Lieutenant Brady waa behind the desk of
the Delancoy street station when a poorly
dreased man walked In. anl. after fumh-'
ling In hla pocket, laid roll of green
backs on the deBk and pushed It toward
"I am Israel Neboschlk," he said. "I am
a poor dry goods dealer. I havo a little
store in the basement of in Rlvlngton
street. I was walking through Clinton
street and picked tip this money In tho
gutter. It Is 3(l(i. I am poor nnd old. and
when I first found it I thought how much
good It would do me. Rut then I realised
that some poor woman might have lost
It and that It might be her lifetime sav
ings. So I nm polng to leave It with you
until you can find Its ownr."
Then he went out. Lieutenant Brady
counted the money nnd put it away in nn
"I don't know how I am going to find
the owner of the money." he said. "But
at least I have found an honest man."
Labor Day Sermona.
In a call sent out In New York by the
Federal Council of Churches more than
128,000 Protestant ministers are requested
to preach on some phase of the labor ques
tion on Labor Sunday, September 8. It is
recommended that wherever passfMe a
union service be held by the churches on
Sunday night, to which organized labor
and all other woikingmen and women be
invited, and that the various ministers
preach sermons appropriate to the occa
sion in their own churches on thonornlng
of September 3. Tho movement la In line
with a resolution adopted at a recent con
vention of the American Federation of
Labor designating the Sunday preceding
the first Monday in September as Labor
Sunday and asking the churches to de
vote the day to the discussion of some
phase of the labor qurstlon.
Drow Store Conrte.
Safeguarding the aenalbllltlea of custom
ers has been raised to an art In a Broad
way drug store. Customers feeling the
immediate need of a tonic are spared the
Ignominy of public dosing. Before pre
senting the draught the druglst efforts
the patient to a little alcove near the tele
."Perhaps you. would like to sep In here
to take it," he says. "This alcove has
been set aside for that purpose. Many
people take medicine In a drug store, but
nobody likes to swallow It with a crowd
standing around to see how it tastes.
Taking medicine Is not a pretty action at
best. Some choke and strangle and nearly
every one makes faces. With a medicine
booth handy patients may perform all
those contortions to their hearts' content."
Effective Vly t'haaer.
"We have a new way of keeping flies
out of our house," said the Brooklyn man.
'Rather, it's an old way that somebody
has dug out of the past mignonette on
the window sill. My wife says It's the
beat suggestion she's had made to her
for a long time. Flies, she tells me, simply
will not enter a window, even by a sink,
if mignonette Is blooming there.
'She also learned that as mignonette
does not last the entire season what you
ilP? Send the Folks
There arc mines of health in the Rockies. Bridle paths, golf
courses, trout streams, tennis courts, glorjous vistas of snow
crowned crags. Why, a single month in Colorado means a year
of renewed youth.
There is no train providing such facilities (or reaching Denver,
Colorado Springs or Pueblo as the Rock Island's de luxe
Rocky Mountain Limited
Omaha tlrpr, with stateroom and berths, ready for occupancy at 9. JO
This train ot trains leaves Omaha 10:47 p. m. daily, supplies every travel luxury,
and reaches Denver and Colorado Springs in time for luncheon next day.
Sleep in sumptuous electric lighted Pullmans; wbilo away the daylight hours in tha
luxury of a buflel-library-observation car and reach your destination rested and happy.
"The Mountaineer" every morning at 8:oj and "Colorado Express" daily at
1:1 j p. m. are splendid trains for Colorado, Yellowstone 1'ark and the Pacific Coast.
Let mo tell you about tha very low lares. lUustrattd booklets res for the asking.
We can provide tha accommodations you want.
J. S. McNally, Division Passenger Agent
133a Farnam Street, Omaha
ought to do Is to arrange for a succession
of blooms hy early and lata sowings In
,1iinll-l. h,.io nr not a. The best Of It all ,
Is that mignonette has a delicious fragrane-
and la very cheap."
Wallet that Vnnlahrd.
A chubby little old woman, her white
hair drawn tightly back from her ruddy,
cheery face, her e.vea atwlnkle, a palmetto
fan in one hand and a glass of beer in
the other, sat In an apartment In West
One Hundred and Fourteenth street and
laughed over tha Ions of 11.000 which she I
absent-mindedly threw out of her front
vlmiow the previous afternoon Just as the
fun went down.
The little, old woman Is Mrs. Mary
Rrassell, 14 years old, and' she lives with
her eon, Tatrlck Rransell, and her daugh
ter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick
Allen, at M West One Hundred and Four
teenth street, which Is one of a long row
of apartment houses taking In the block
between Lenox and Fifth avenues and Is
only a part of her property holdings.
Shortly after 6 o'clock Mrs, Brassed de
cided that a cold bath would be the most
agreeable experience In the world for her
and she bade her granddaughter prepare
one. Mrs. Ilrassell was wearing her night
gown for coolness.
Tho 11.000 in nine new flOO bills end ten
new tens was In a little chamois wallet on
a string about her neck. She went to the
window for a breath of fresh air and pulled
her nightgown over her head and drop
It over the sill. As ehe pulled, tho wallet
with the $1,000 went with the nightgown
'only It didn't remain on the window sill.
It went out Into tho street and thut is
the last the Braasell family has seen of it.
"You don't seem Inclined to do much to
further your own intereots as a posHtblo
"So," replied the prominent democrat,
"ton mnnv of tnese early presidential
booms turn out to be all whistle and no
steam roller." Washington Star.
"What has your friend Hooper been doing
to his hair?"
"v hy. he got a cheap singe the other
"A cheap slnjre?"
"Yes, his celluloid collar burned up,"
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Marka-I know your wife didn't like It
because you took me home unexpectedly to
dinner last night. 4
Tarks Nonsense! Why. you hndn't beerf
gom two minutes before she remarked that
she was glad It was no one else but you.
"A political party," said 1'ncle F.ben. "Is
sumpln' like de chu'eh choir. De man dat
make de mos' nniso In It ain't alius de
one dat la most promotions of hahmony."
She-Poor Cousin Jack! And to be eaten
by those wretched cunnlbals!
He Yea, my dear child: but he aave them
their first taste In religion! Loimon
Mrs. Nowbrlde I!oo. hoo! Ttenrv fbw
a cake at me. One that I made myaelf.
Mother The monster! He might have'
killed you. Brooklyn Citizen.
T!ir widow had Just announced her en
gawment. "Rut. my dead Maria." said her friend.
' you don't mean to tell me that you in
tend marrylnn a man you vo only known
for two weeks?"
"Oil v.a " V. V ...... ...t.1. .
. ... ...... -n... ,i,iiy wiiiow. i can
easily overcome, that objection In time. I
hope to know him tolerably well after we
have been married a couple of years."-.
"My houses." said the up-to-date builder.
have puddod closets."
"Why are the closets padded?" asked a
"To keen the family skeletons from rat
tling too loud." Boston Tranacrlpt,
THE UTILE HURTS.
Detroit Free Press.
Every night she runs to me
Jth a bandaged arm or a bandaged knee:
A stone-bruised shin or a swollen brow
And In sorrowful tones she tells me how
She fell and "hurted herxe'f today"
While site was having "the bestest play."
And I take her up in my arms and kiss
The new little wounds and whisper thla:
Every night I must stoon to see
The fresh little cuts on her arms nr Ln...
The little hurts that have marred her play.
And brought the teara on a happy day;
For the path of childhood is oft h, .t
With care and trouble and things that fret.
Oh. Uttln Br wtin vnn nlnat- irynw
Far ffreatec hurtM (hnn h.M vau'ii 'irMmw
Greater brulaea will bring your tears,
Around the bund on the lane of years.
But come to your daddy with thera at
And he'll do his best to make all things
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