Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 16, 1911, Page 6, Image 6

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Omaha Bee. EiWortal Pepnrtment.
Ptale of Nebraska, County of Douglas, r.
I'wlght Williams, circulation managsr
t-1 The Bee Publishing company, twins
duly eworn, rays that the average dally
circulation, leex spoiled. unused and re
turned copies for the month of October,
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Clrculntlnn Manager,
fritbsorlbed In my presence and sworn to
kefore me this lei day of November.' I9ll.
(Seal.) . HUBERT III NTKH. .
Notary I'ubllr.
Subscribers leavla- tha city
temporarily ahonld have Tha
. Hea saallrd in Ihns. Address
will b changed as oftea as
If the new novel, "NIne-Tentbs,"
faakes the hit the "Nlnety-and-NIne"
Old It's all right.
: Tba dance ball ordinance will
4nc attendance upon the city coun-
tll a little longer.
: Well, Mr. Turkey, tell us, do you
towt higher or lower than you did
tats time last year?
It la singular what a grudge the
burglars seem to bear toward both
f Mrs. Qulnn'a late husbands.
It la to be ho pod alao that Mrs.
fankhurat proves successful at the
box office on this American tour.
r That proposal to use old ceme
teries for play grounds strikes us as
making light of a grave subject.
' Tho ball player who does not get
post-season call to the stage these
days la not a star In the diamond.
Council Bluffs declines to follow
salt In the commission plan of gov
ernment, but bridges It to Omaha.
i The' "apparent spread of social
ism" indicates nothing more than
that every political Ism hns Its day.
. It seems too bad to have got such
a good book as the lilble mixed up
in thla Lee O'Neill-Whlte-Lorlmer
'. That prematura burst In the
. Weather must have been Medicine
Hat getting used to tho new fuzzy
New York City is said to have the
only woman blacksmith in the coun
try. Many a hammer, though, does
not strike an anvil.
Chicago restaurants advocate
abolishing the "small steak." They
might aa well, since they long ago
abolished the price of It.
The fraudulent registration of
poor house Inmates ' by the demo
eratlc bosses does not seem to inter
est our red-ink reformers.
j (t looks as if the city were to be
a party to a will contest. Heretofore
none of the bequea'.a which It has
received have been questioned. -
Not much interest In polities In
Texaa these days. The llwt of as
pirants for Mr. Uulley's aenatorlal
toga has tlwludled down to 734.
There will be plenty of timber to
select those commissioners from
uext spring, but too much of It is
likely to be saplings or buss wood.
The democratic county board com
blue bas suddenly gotten in a tre
mendous hurry to let all the remain
lug court house contracts. Why such
, The average majority for the
republican state ticket will figure
out about 12,000. which is also the
Average republican majority Id Ne
- "I hardly understand w hat caused
the turnover In politics this year,
said Governor DIx of New York. Not
i' the first statesmau not to know w hat
lilt him.
It is reported that Champ Clark
might have been more popular with
Nebraska democrats if be bad not
invaded the slate with his cheap Ca
nadian annexation talk.
If Champ Clark could only sum
mon to his side aon.e of the "gangs"
for which dttar old Mlzzoo was once
noted he might take Canada with
out waiting for the aid or consent of
any other governmeut on earth, and
md all this suspense.
Send In Your Nominations.
Although the llnt will not be
formally opened for two months, peo
ple are beginning to look around for
tho right rnnn to start off Omaha's
M'W commission, plan of government,
and would-be rominlnsionors are
sprouting like aprlng weeds. The
tblof trouble sure lo be encountered
Is due to tho fact that the rocn who
push themselves are not neccsnarlly
the beat qualified or the most de
serving, while tho men who would
make most creditable commissioners
often either have to be drafted, or re
fuse to entT the public service on
any tertna.
The seven commlsslonera w ho are
to administer the municipal a Hairs
of Omaha for three years, beginning
next May, will correspond to a com
bined board of directors and execu
tive committee of ft great business
establishment. The city of Omaha
Ih a corporation representing more
than $1 fiO, 000, 000 worth of prop
erty, with revenues and disburse
ments varying from $1,600,000 to
$2,000,000 a year. Ita activities are
varied and manifold; It la not an In
stitution to be run for profit, but for
the co-operative benefit of all of the
Inhabitants. The people, as share
holders, are assessed In the form of
taxes, and 'draw dividends In the
form of municipal service. Tho peo
ple, naturally want the biggest divi
dends and the smallest asseHment to
be brought about by economic, and
efficient management.
In view of the magnitude of the
Job, It devolves upon the sharehold
ers of thla municipal corporation to
hire the best executive direction they
un command. The place of com-
mlHsloner should not go to a man
merely because he wants It and needs
the money. That Is not tha way a
person would hire another to do his
business for him. ,Tbo commission
ers should bo selected from among
those available who may be reason
ably expected to make the municipal
corporation yield the best returns.
The Dee will open its columns to
Its readers to suggest names for con-
Idcratlon for commissioner under
tho new plan of city government. The
letters should not exceed 100 words,
and should set forth the merits of
tho writer's choice- In concise lan
guage. Each communication must
be signed by a responsible citizen.
Whom do you want for commis
sioner? Bend In your nominations.
Good Turn for the Settlers.
The, ruling of tho secretary of the
Interior which permits settlers to
give up what land they cannot culti
vate without forfeiting their entire
claim, letting their Installment pay
ments up to date fall back and apply
on the tract retained, should provo a
genuine boon, not only to the settler,
but to the government, as it Is In
teres! ed In weatern development. It
seems manifestly wrong to cause a
man who, for instance, has filed
upon a quarter section and is unable
to hold and cultivate that much to
lose the full claim, his right and
what he has paid out, only bocauue
later his resources will not enable
Mm to handle the full 160 acres. Not
only does this relieve and help this
one claimant, but it makes room for
other settlers and should thus stim
ulute colonisation, settling up the
country faster. Then there is the
big element of intonslve farming
Cut down the area of each man's
land to what ho can personally cultl
vato and we instantly promote a bet
ter line of husbandry, hlch Is one
of tho chief objects sought now by
public and private enterprises. It is
also ono of the most desired ways
we have of getting "back to the
soil." Tho highest state of cultiva
tion is found where the owner of the
land works it himself, and that is
never the caBe, of course, when the
owner has so much land he cannot
work it himself. It is important
mererore, itiut the government
should do Its best in this and other
ways to promote these great ends In
agriculture. "
Minority Changes Orpamc Law.
California adopted eight amend
inents to Its constitution this fall
and not one by a majority of its
voters. Not one of them could mus
ter as much as one-third of all the
qualified voters in the state. The
amendments were adopted by from
-0 to 33 per cent, woman suffrage
by 20.8 per cent. Initiative and ref
erendum by 2S.1 per cent and the
recall by J9,7. per cent of the total
cf .000.000 voters.' ...
Instantly one la told that it Is not
the fault of the minority that the
majority does not vote. Hut most of
these eight amendments are part
of the program known s direct legis
lation, letting the people rule. Evi
dently the people. of California are
not greatly wrought up in anxiety
for legislation after all, or more thaa
one-third of its voters would have
taken part In thla 'election. Of
course, a man cannot be made to go
to tho polls and vote. ' That Is ex
actly why these newer devices can
not be expected to work as faultlessly
as Its exponents represeut. They In
themselves contain no more inherent
power of driving the majority to
vote and to vote Intelligently than the
ol I system.
Tho Hsn Francisco Chronicle ven
tures to assert that In such caes aa
this what Is blazoned forth as the
"voice of the people" Is really the
"rolce of the politician." I3e that
as It may, it cannot be argued that
the majority of the people, that Is,
the voters, of California brought
about these changes In the coiiRtitu
tlon. What is manifestly shown by
theee returns, though, Is that the
majority did not care enough about
tbem to take the trouble of going to
the polls and voting.
War on the Tipping Nuiiance.
If the commercial travelers of this
country really do go after the tipping
system with all the power they pos
sess they can nearly, if not entirely,
destroy It. Their national president
avows bis determination to rally the
organization to un assault upon this
graft, which,, ho says foots up
$.10,000,000 n year In the Tnlted
Rtates. If thoso figures even ap
proximate the facts, tipping Is more
than a nuisance to Individuals, It Is
an enormous tax upon business that
should not be tolerated. It bas made
parasites, not only of a horde of ser
vants, but of ( ertaln Hues of business,
which thus, through underpaid em
ployes, prey upon other businesses.
Tipping might find some plauslbll
ty if It amounted only to grat-.ittles
to a faithful servant seeking to
please, but everybody knows that It
goes far beyond thin. The tip is more
often given, not for extra service.
but to get any kind of service at all.
Hotels and the managements of
sleeping and dining cars on railroads
long ago divined the profitable possi
bilities of American l'ttlsc pride and
eveled their employes' wages down
to the place where, to get a living,
the employes would have to depend
upon what they could extort from the
patrons of tho place or railroad So
hat the Bystem of tipping under these
conditions is simply the overcharged
and undeserved patron paying a
part and probably the larger part
of the servant's wages, all of which
should be paid by the employer. When
a man will stand for this outrage he
Is set down as a "good fellow," and
when he will not he is sneered at
as a "cheap skate," or "tightwad."
It Is not surprising that commer
cial travelers think of organizing ,a
united attack upon tipping. Tho sur
prise Is that they have not done so
long years ago. They practically live
"on the road," In hotels and trains a
good part of the year. That sort of
life is hard at best. , To make the
most of It they pay tips that they
may obtain a living existence, so to
The commercial travelers cm de
stroy the tip if they will. They can
get no-tlp hotels when they unitedly
demand them and they can get, at
least, somo Improvement In condi
tions even from the sleeping car
company, if they succeed they will
have the thanks of everyone who
ever travels away from home.
Socialists and 1912.
To the man who thinks on both
sides of a subject, the local successes
of the socialists indicate merely that
men under1 tbe sharp stress of dis
content and unrest are likely to turn
to most any theory or experiment for
a time, but to the socialists it is quite
another matter. , They read In the
recent election returns formidable
growth cf tbelr cause and Its ulti
mate unfolding Into real political
power. They believe that the elec
tlon of several mayors Is but tbe
culminating force of that larger- vie
tory which centers In Mayor 8ctdel
and Congressman Berger of Mllwau
kee, nnd that their movement Is
eventually to be all-embracing. They
do not admit that in both Heiger and
Seidel, instead of scoring victories,
they have encountered defeat, be
cause neither has been able to make
good on what he promised, or on
the platform on wnlcn he was
elected. Congressman Derger, him
self, on the floor of the house said
that our constitution is in uutagon-1
ism with the fundamentals of eoejul
ism, and therefore before socialism
can hope to operate with fruitfr.' re
sults, it must have a new Bphcre of
legal action.
But all this Is BHlde to the rank
and file of the socialist p.irty flushed
with the Joy of this apparent
triumph. Therefore we may look for
the first real competition, we
imagine, among the socialists for the
presidential . nomination next ear.
Who will get It? Will Berger or
Seidel, or one of these eight or ten
small town mayors? One is prone
to believe that enthusiasm will be
entirely too high to let It go by de
fault as usual to Kugene V. Deb, and
yet, since Debs has borne tho heat
and brunt of the day in hopeless en
deavors, he may bo and doubtless is
ready to try again.
Governor IMx asserts that the New
York legislature wUI couttnue to
mact "profitable" legislation. Since
tho next scsslou will be In republican
hands, we venture to predict that the
people will share more in the profits
than they did under the Tammany
legislature Just turned out.
Tbe cull to "Let the people rule"
was so Insistent in California that
nearly, one-third of tbe legal and reg
istered voters went to the polls and
vcteJ on the constitutional amend
ments submitted at the last election.
Some of our local elevator men
seem to be looking up time the
United States supreme court handed
down a decision permitting the rail
roads to pay elevation charges.
lEookii Backward
IliisD.iV fnOiniiliai
i lOMfar.u tKurvi ur.r, tu,t j ,
fcnirJ Mv7lo. L-r--j
Thirty Years Ago
The Standard club tendered ft reception
to Mr. and Mr. Robert Harrison and
Mr. and Mr. Louis Mendelsshon, two of
the mod recently married members of
this popular orxantsatlun. Julius Meyer,
M. Goldsmith and II. M. I'ecvy were In
The Ancient Order of lllberninns cave
a pleanaM ball at Masonic ball this
A surprise party Invaded the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Flslets, on South
Twentieth street, for their fifth wwldlng
annlvrrnarj .
A pleasant party took place at the resi
dence of Mr. und Mrs. Gvorge I. Gilbert
in liunnr of Mrs. C. F. Catlln.
Mis. W. A. I'nxton entertained a num
ber of her friends this afternoon at her
eljMnt residence on Kaitiam street.
A second farewell party was nlven by
Mr. Touzallri to his Omaha friends, with
eighty-five Inventions out.
Manager l'hllbln will liKht tho new
rink by electric llrht. Mush: will be
furnished by the Musical V'titon oichestra.
Two hundred pairs of skates will be kept
for rent and an accomplished skalur en
gaged for exhibition skating.
J. 11. Millard has returned from Chi
cago. Frank T. Hansom nnd Kdward J
Murphy of Nebraska City paid The Ilea
office a pleasant call.
Mrs. V. I.. Vandenburg and her sinter,
Miss Sophia Mc.Kntyie of San Francisco,
are vlclllnu a week with tho family of
J. J. Klckey.
Wash" 1'ortor of Toiler Dros., ex
tensive fruit dealers of Chicago, Is In
Omaha for a few days. Ita wus accom
panied by his cousin, who resides 111
It. Llley of Yokohama, Japan, and an
Infant daughter are visiting at tho resi
dence of Mrs. a. II. Kennedy In this
city. Mr. I.lley'n wife, who died In Japan
three years ago, was a niece of Mr.
The Joscffy concert at tho Boyd was a
musical treat, but It Is noted that it la
far from flattering to Omaha's apprecia
tion of tnuslo that an audience of less
than 300 people were present.
Twenty Years Ag
Captain Ilattle Htnlth of thu Balvatlon
Army, It transpired, had a chance to re
cover after all, her case being leMS dan
gerous than was at first thought.
In the trial of alleged lynchers ot
George Smith, Captain Cormack took the
witness stand and testified to recognizing
four men under arrest at the scene of
the lynching Grevy, O'Ponahuc, Oilerne
and Fltxgerald. Captain Mostyn, Thomas
McShane, Officers Bloom and Marnell
also were on the stand.
General Manager Clark of the Union
Pacific and Missouri Pacific and General
Manager Holdrege of tha Burlington &
Qulncy had a consultation over the ques
tion of the use of the liurltngton &
Qulncy bridge at Plattsmouth by the two
roads and failed to yome to any agree
ment. H. H. Harrows, "the versatile and ac
complished chief of the advertising de
partment vt tha Union Pacific," was at
his desk for tha first time In two months,
He had been laid up with a severe at
tack of Inflammatory rheumatism.
Frank liurns, the pickpocket arrested
at tho depot by Officers Mitchell and
Fleming, turns out to be a great catch.
Tha argus-eyed Detective Savage dis
covered he was none ether than Arthur
Mullen, a member of tha notorious gang
that held up the Chicago stock yards.
Ten Years Ag,
Miss Delia Itlch entertained twenty of
her little friends on the occasion of her
sixth birthday anniversary.
Mrs. 8. 1. Harkalow. entertained a
small buffet luncheon In tha afternoon
for Mlsa Macrea of the Browneil Hall
Mrs. Barker and Mrs. Joseph Barker
gave tha second delightful afternoon of
tho wsek. It being a whist party, while
the former was euchre.
Mrs.' 8. A. McWhorter and Mrs. G. W'
Mexeath returned from a trip to fcan
Francisco and other Pacific coast points
Mrs. Fred Rustin entertained a party
of women In honor of her mother, Mrs,
How, ot Massachusetts.
The Jolly Ten met at the home of Miss
Clara Helmrod and had a Jolly time with
these preterit i Misses Isabel Proctor,
Edna Iloss, Lunlla Holnr, Clara Helmrod,
Mabel Caldwell, Lulu Htroms, Mary Scott,
Lama Rlioads and Florence Kohn.
Slsed 1 t.
w,Nw York Sun.
The sup.'Trtreadnought Utah will carry
the fiics of Hrlgham Young on the coffee
tray of Its silver service after all. No
one, however, would take tho. picture Of
the head ot the Mormon church fur that
of a prophet nnd seer. Krlgham Young
with his keen ryes, square JoWt, well
clipped whiskers and air of smug pros
perity looked ntoro like a captain of In
dustry thiin a man of holiness.
People Talked About
lit (he rice lo die poor Andrew Car
negie Is tUi.0tX.0CU ahead of John IX
The new lord mayor of Loudon, Kir
Thomas Hour Cruaby, la tho first phy
sician to bold Hi' job and the oldest
one to be thus honored. 1'r. Crosoy Is
four fecore and ten,
The oldest voter in Colorado or In the
I'nlted Males Is Cherokeo 11111, a resi
dent of Grand Junction. lllll Claims to
be 110 je.irs of age and declared that he
had no other name.
To avert needless noise and destruction
of property, a tullruuJ Ftatlon agent In
Kansas hung this legend where It would
do tho most good: "lieaau don't blow
this safd. Turn tha combination around
once to the4'lght and it will open."
Mayor Shank uf Indianapolis perst&ts
in throwing cold storage air at the
commission men. A fanner failing tu
get a fair prt-e for a carload of pears
sent them to the mayor who sold them at
one-half the market price. The farmer
got his pries and the consumers got the
John Auaiis. W ) ears old and be old
est voter In Holdsn, cast his seventy
sixth (tralght demoi ratio ballot , last
Tuesday IH'xtsr Dullard ot Spencer
cast his seventy-fifth ballot In town
for governor. He la M years old and
has always voted for tllusr a whig or a
A Sure Winner
nni of tbe Wonderful Th'nn
Col. Henry Wnttersou. will llu
When lie Urrnsira president.
Amid the Jangle and wrangle of rival
bandwagons carrying aspirants for the
demoa-atlo nomination for the presi
dency there comes a tlote of peace and
Joyful comfort for the confused multi
tude. Colonel Henry Wstterson, the
premier vocalist of the old Kentucky
home, comes forth witn a presidential
platform worth while. Not only Is It
sound timber and fire proof; It has the
grain thst Improves with rubbing. Mr.
WalU-raon bas not formally launched his
candidacy. He prefers in give advance
notice of the wonders he will perform
when ho gets to the White House, well
knowing how readily the sovereigns of
the country will rally around his standard
hs soon as they comprehend what's com
ing. All other candidates will get th
Mr. Wutterson's announcement was
made by himself in his address nt he
Press ciub banquet In honor of President
Taft In Louisville on the Sth Inst. Here
are the Joyful words:
Gentlemen, my motto hns always been
Never ray die." It Is not yet too lato
for me! Don't think it. Andand when
I am president til show you a thing or
two. In the first place loving my ease
and meaning to choose my own company
l snail put a Rtop to the all-uround-the.
circle handshaking business. No more
peripatetic spee hmaking shooting ar
rows Into the air. No mora White House
rccept Ionslevees, aping royalty, they
call them t Washington. No more offico
seeking rushes In mine.
Preceding the fateful announcement
Colonel Watterson gossiped about the
presidency and presidents ae follows:
' "It Is my fixed belief that presidents
are born, not made; born to the presi
dency as surely as those little puppets
over yonder wo call kings and emperors
are born to the purple.
"Since 1S45 but two or three, Buchanan
and McKluley, maybe Taft, were seri
ously thought of two years before their
nominations. You can figure It out foi
yourselves. In ISM, Polk was a weak
aspirant for the vice presidential nom
ination. In 184.1. Franklin Pierce quitted
Washington, wherq he was doing no
good for himself, to return as presi
dent in mi-ten short years later
nothing except 1Ib nomination In 1N52,
Which took even the convention that
mado It by surprise, having happened
in the meantime remotely to Suggest
him In that connection. Five or six
years before he took tlw! oath of chief
magistrate, Qrover Cleveland, a sheriff
In western New York, stood upon a
scaffold .and hanged two malefactors.
Two years before his, nomination. Lin-
coin had not bad the famous dehaia
with Douglas that brought him Into the
running.. Taylor and Grant and Roose
velt were the merest creations of war.
Tyler was christened "His Accidency."
Hayes, Garfield, Arthur and the second
Harrison, were to the Inst moment un
expected and might have been, so called,
except that "destiny" were yet a fitter
and more applicable title."
Access to the executive mansion may ba
obtained only by card, or countersigned
appointment, t shall at one abrogate the
civil service law, abolish the civil ser
vice commission and give General Black
and hla Interesting colleagues twenty-four
hours to got out of. town. Then I will
recreate tha official fabric In my own
likeness and fill tho places of honor and
trust and profit to ault myself according
to the merit system of my personal pre
ference and regard. . Let them call It
"favoritism" as much as they please.
None but friends tried and true will b
allowed to hang about tha premises. Tha
letters that spell the word "nepotism"
shall be dropped from the alphabet.
I will dissolve both parties. No man's
coat no party labels shall stand betwixt
me and any good fellow. Being a devotes
to peace and In favor ot arbitration and
the two Taft treaties with England and
France, 1 will take Mr. Turk and Mr
Dugo each by the scruff ot his nck and
Pitch them Into the Mediterranean sea
und hoist tha Stars and Stripes over
I will readjust our loose currency. No
more poverty. I will emasculate the
trusts. "J. Plerpont" and "John D,
shall roar so gently that even William
Jennings Bryan shall say "let them roar
again," Kvsry man shall have his pockets
crammed with treasury certificates; be
cause my system of fiscal reform 4s
simple and us dead easy us falling oft a
log putting Aid rich and his monetary
commission to blush will be to estimate
the exact value of all tha gold and silver
In tha earth und Issue legal tender notes
for the full amount; saving the expense
of mining, minting and transportation
saving argument, time and trouble. In
short, I Will make Teddy green with
envy, end old Taft to turn over In his
deep and murmur, "Lord, why didn't I
think of It?"
If I have not unite put you to sleep let
ma tell you a story. Just after the In
auguratlon of Garfield, he was Impor
tuned to make a place for a friend, of
courso from Ohio, by turning a certain
old gentleman out ot a law office he bad
tor 'a long time held In tha Treasury de
partment. Garfield refused and per
sistently refused. "Why J" ha was atked.
"liecause," said he, "1 cannot reconcile
It t my conscience to turn a capable and
meritorious old man out of a little post
like that who came within a single vote
of being where I now am." "What on
earth can you mean, Mr. President?" he
was asked. "This," tald Garfield. "Dur
ing the whig convention of lst, just after
the nomination of Zachary Taylor, the
friends ol' Martin Fillmore of New York
and Keniieth Kayner of North Carolina
warm frlunds nnd rival aspirants for the
vice presidential nomination, who had
served together as whig members of con
gi ess ha d a conference. At last when
thu talk was threshed out, It was agreed
tliat a ballot sliould be then and there
taken lrtween the two. Hlmore led
Hayner one vote. Gentlemen, that Is the
reason w ty I will not turn Kenneth IUy
Her out cf the treasury."
What I do want to say, especially to
you young gentlemeu of the press. Is this
that there Is no one ot you who may
nut be headed for the White House.
Iiol: at Archie Butt. Yes. I know. Y'ou
need not shakeyour head In solemn warn
Intf. .Archie was not a common re
porter, lie was born a swell. Good
clothes and good looks and good man
ners came natural to him. He bad been
a greater than presidents the guide, phll.
ot-oj ht r and friend of u pair of presidenta.
He once to'.d me they were a giod pair
to draw to: an J maba J sha'.l make
three-of-a-ktnd. It was his gentle luflu-
enre which kept Theodore Hoosevelt from
declaring hlmelf a dictator. It Is said
William Howard Taft considers Mm nil
mascot hikI looks to blm to Insure his re
elect lun. When I reach the White House
I expect I shall say to him. ".Archie,
when you were a poor young man, f was
your friend you'll not desert ma enow."
New York Tribune: If traveling men
will refuse to pay tips others will follow,
and It will not be long until hotel pro
prietors pay their help out of their own
pockets, . Instead of the pockets of their
patrons. In the meantime I will wafer
that President Dowe's circulars are being
read with smiles by the hotel proprie
tors. ,
St. Louis Republic: To drive a great
nation-wide campaign aginst tipping
seems as ridiculous as tj electioneer In
behnlf of wooden toothpicks against
quills, or for red socks versus green ones,
or for parting tha hair In tHe middle ver
sus on the side There Is bo settling a
question of taste fqr the other fellow un
der the American constitution or any
other constitution.
New York World: The Issue, backed
as It is by so powerful a body as the
Travelers' league, promises to bo Inter
esting. The first battle In the campaign
will probably be precipitated within the
league Itself. For when some commercial
traveler Is anger to get his breakfast
ahead of some other man who has pre
ceded him at the bn-akfast table or Is de
sirous of getting Just a little bit better
service than the other fellow, the teinpta-
.Ion to tip the waiter will be keen. The
league officers in the crusade, will, there
fore, have to keep closo watch on their
followers or some of them will betray
tho cause.
Just I.Ike Men Juries,
Philadelphia Ilecuid.
There was no conspicuous difference
between the first woman Jury ever em
paneled In Los Angeles and Juries of the
male sex. The ladles failed to agree on a
verdict and were discharged; but many
n.lndedness la not peculiarly a feminine
trait. Moreover, the twelve women in
this case wei'e not of more than two
minds. Eleven were for conviction and
one, the "foreman, was for acquittal.
We believe that we have heard masculine
Juries referred to as consisting of one
reasonable person and eleven stubborn
ones, who could not be convinced. In the
Los Angeles woman Jury all appeared to
bo open to conviction but one.
Ilovw Outside tha Trusts.
San Francisco Chronicle.
The evidence that tho "trusts" are
not having things all their own way Is
Increasing. The census figures show that
during the decade the population ot the
country increased 21 per cent,;, the gain In
the number ot farms was 10 per cent, and
tho gain In Improved agricultural area
was 16 per cent, while the gain In the
number of manufacturing establishments
was 24 per cent. Jn view of the fact that
the Increase In the number Of manufac
turing establishments Is greater than th
growth of population, It Is absurd to talk
bout the small concerns being driven
out of business.
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Tha High Gauge of Excitement in Recent Fiction
The Man in the Brown Derby
Mason Ellsworth answers a personal In the Herald call
ing for a younp; man "capable of deciding .important
questions on the aour of the moment." The important
question he finds demanded of him is whether he will
marry on the instant the lovely niece of an eccentric old
No sooner hai the marriage taken place and tbey have
retired to the farm provided for them, than Nancy is
kidnrpprd by a man of whom Mason knows nothing
except 'that he wears a brown derby. Then begins a
, pursuit as psrplexing and as thrilling as anything
afforded in recent fiction.
Pkturtt Herman Piier. Pric Sl.tS net. At all BookstUtrt
Talkative Passenger 0ing to S-'l
into conversation;. I see er you vo
lost your arm.
Gentleman (trying to ieaa. bo
How careless of me! Taller.
"You don't seem to bo making much
progress in golf."
",NiK ' replied Mr. cumrox. il worri".
tin, von know 1 sometimes wish I was
back In business so as to have something
to take my mind' oft tha same. etii-
tngton btor.
i ran across nn old friend of mini?
lately, and he was not a bit glad to
Why not ."
'Because 1 tan across him In my au
tomotive. 'Baltimore American.
"You made a quick recovery."
"Yes, You see I employed two doctors."
"Mure. Thev soent nearly all their
time quarreling over my treatment and
that aave mo the chance 1 needed."
Cleveland plain Dealer..
Mrs Coalby.
Mr. Coalby.
What's matter, honey V
Oh, Ah Jex' teals blue.
Cheer up, honey; jo'
dut's all!
Mrs. Coalby.
ain't. Puck.
The trouble with you. Dobby," said
Wllkins, "Is that you bother loo mucu
over little things. H has become a haUt
with you.
we . t would become a naou wmi
you. too, If you had a pair of H-months-
old twins In the house," retored Dot .
Harper a Weekly.
"I am afraid," murmured the crar, as
he listened to more reports of projected
assassinations, "that uiy namesake is
breaking out again."
"Your Majesty's namesake?" queried
his minister, respectfully.
"Yes," replied the csar. "Old Nick."
Baltimore American.
"What's the matter, man? Tou look
like you had u bad case or grouch."
"I have. I told my wife this morning
that I was going to put my foot down on
her extravagance and she told me sht
wouldn't put up with It. Of course, that
put me out, especially as there was not '
another word I could put In." Baltimore
"I don't know whether I ought te recog
nize him here In the city or not. Our
acquaintance at the seashore was very
"You promised to rmfrry him, did you
"Ye; but that was all." Washington
"When a man talks continuous about
de ungratltude of folks," said Uncle
Eben, "it may be he's on o' dem people
who does folks so few favors dat dey
expects a powerful big celebration."
Washington Star.
Herbert Adams In Judge.
Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
While Jill came tumbling after!
Jack quickly bound a "hanky" round
His head, with care affecting;
While Jill stood near wl'h silent tear,
The broken pail inspecting.
They dare not fall to fetch a pall
Of water home, for drinking;
So what to do tbe shaken two
Got very busy thinking.
Then Jack saw Jill was frightened still
His hairbreadth 'scape from slaughter
Had made tha maid a little pale,
In which they fetched the water!
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