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In delivery t" "ltv firrulstion lJept.
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rtrmlt hy draft. express r postal order.
'pasrle to The Bee Puhllfhitia cnmi'any.
Only t-rent stamps rerelvert In payment
r.f umalt ai'mimls Personal rhrk. ex
cept n Omaha and eastern exchange, not
. nialm The liw HulldlnK.
South nmuha-iUlx N. St
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Lincoln 2 Utile BulMins.
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I'nmmilnUHtlona relating to imw and
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NOVKMHKR ririCI I.ATION.
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Plate of Nebraska. County nt Douglas. :
Ltwlftht Williams, rtrculiitlon manager
of the - lie ' r'ubllsMn;- rntnpsny, ' twin
duly sworn., says th it the avrraite dally
rlrrulnion. leee spoiled, unused snd re.
turned copies, for the month of Novem
ber, Ml. was M.&'X
Sylierrlhed In inv presence and sworn to
before ma iti la Cth dav of Deeeifiber. 1311.
(Seal) ROHEHT Hl'NTKR,
Saliaerlhers leaving the city
femporarllr abonld have) The
Be Mailed to them. Address
lll . I.e rhaRaed, aa often aa
If "you Haven't already do It today.
I.clve 1 fre )ate shopping to be
flono by. tbe other fellow.
Old MUter Nolo Contendere got an
awful! knockout In that rate of the
The Presidential Primary.
The announcement from Washlng
ton that the republican national com
mlttee will not undertake to pre
scribe for the states the manner In
which delegates to the national con
vention shall be chosen, does not
come ns a surprise. The committee
In already on record as recognizing
the fact that the manner of selecting
delegates Is a matter to be deter-
trms of public utility multiplied and
extended, so that today It Is beyond
all comparison with any period of the
past. This Is the firat time since
1883 that the financial statement of
the postofflce showed no deficit, but
It Is the first time in the history of
the country that It likewise showed
so many new and additional wheels
of usefulness In its machinery. Wip
ing out this $18,000,000 deficit has
mined by the states, and that the con- not been done, therefore, at the ex-
veution, itself, will not undertuke to penve of the service, but on the other
say In what way this shall be done, hand, while putting the service on a
Delegates who come with credentials self-supporting basis, Postmaster
showing that they were regularly se- General Hitchcock has rarrlod on
lected by conformity with the legal I 3,74 4 new poitoffices. delivery of
or established rules of procedure ap- mall by carriers in 186 additional
plying within their states, will be cities, 2,516 new rural routes, aggre
i-cated In the convention without gating 60,679 miles, and put to work
question. S.000 additional postal employes,
. This action of the committee is maintaining a salary roll $14,000,000
lurtber proof , of the oft repeated more than two years ago. Besides all
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rCOMPiLKD T ROM BE.C flLf S
Thirty Years Ag
The Bee devotes a column to pointing
out the dangerous condition of Tenth
treet from Farnam to the railroad
The Board of Trade directors' meeting
recorded only theae members present:
President Boyd, Secretary Allen. Thomas
Gibson, John Allen and Ma Meyer. After
discussion the proponed Incorporation for
the erection of a Chamber of Commerce
was approved. The capital stock was to
be $50,onn, with memberahlp shares of $50
each, to become operative when 200
shaies are taken. In the Interval rooms
In I.ytle's block are . to be engaged for
The Omaha social club gave a pleaaant
statement that'the republican party this the administration has Instituted masquerade ball at Central hall, the
Is thie real party of progress. All tha the postal savings bank, now in oper- ,lm '. The noor ninipri
genuinely reformatory laws or meth- ation in 7,."0(ypregdentlal postofflcrt,
ods of procedure? adopted for the gov- and has plans under way to open the
eroioent of party politics in the bank in 40,000 fourth class offices.
United Btstes have originated with It Is not to be supported that the
the republican.' The regulation of Postofflce department, any more than
panics is pari or our general scneme any omer aepanmeni or me govern- nartman school for a school on Saturdays
of government, and tho clothing of ment under the present admlnlstra- and Sundays for teaching the Bohemian
them wtlh leaal rlahts. and of Dro-ltlon. will cscace attack from the languaije
vldlng machinery whereby these enemy, but the attack will bo badly The wtlhfr h- changed, being bright
' . t , . warm and clear. It Is very muddy under
ngnts may ne secureu, can De iracea aunea wnenever me ibcib are Drougnt foot an), the ,ow , faBt aiaappearlng.
were C. Cheney. J. O. Edwards,
Heme and George Fleming.
The school board granted an extra hol
iday for January I and alao received a
petition from Bohemian citizens asklna
for the use of thj room on Thirteenth
and William tised In connection with the
back to republican sources.
The matter of selecting delegates
to the national convention by direct
vote of the, people has not entirely
passed the experimental stage.
Whether It will be generally adopted
by the states Is yet to be determined,
into collision with it.
Illnhop Hharp of the Mormon church
and superintendent of the Utah & South
ern railroad, also a director of the
Union Pacific road, paaeed through on
his special car to Florida. The bishop
was accompanied by ono of his wives,
a daughter and a son.
John J. Willis. 1414 Dodge street, lost
a bunch or keys wnicn ne wants re
The list of letters remaining In the
Those Indian princes seem to be
showing the British sovereigns a
Now the) question is, will Dr. Wil
son remain In the raco Since the pen
sion is denied him?
v "Wazlr llazrur" Is the name of a
v character In a new play. Must be
an Intoxlcatlugly funny play.
Wilson in the Bryan Discard !
If Mr. Bryan is consistent be can
not even tolerate Governor Wilson as
a candidate for the presidency; he
will be compelled to throw him Into
but ho'argumeut will have weight to the discard with Harmon and Champ
deny that the voiers should have the Clark. Dr. Wilson's unsuccessful plea
right to express1 a preference for can- for a pension from Andrew Carnegie postofflce uncalled, far is promulgated
yidatea, as well as to select delegates, aeeraa to settle all question of h is over the name ot inomii r. n, Pui
and to do this in whatever way. will availability for the Bryan endorse
ttnjt a k ( otiA ataaaft Thsm iiftl tn 1 wan I Ttl An t
.u v ii. - U.W.N i .a . i!.t Twenty lears Ago
long ago urn ... in rei,u w H. Dumont returned from New York
convention, ana majority nas always opposes, to me principle oi tue var- 3mvnrntl t-ittte. a Union Pacific em-
determined. Instructed or pledged negle endowments. His record for pioye, returned from his old home at
Jslnkatlnna litiiA tiAAti enmmnnlv unt fra allvep la nn hotter Itnnwn and nn I Franklin. Tenn
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.v. t j...... i U.-. tn1IK1v .mn k- mtwu nunar-u pn.n. ....
uu ju- i.u iw un iuw ...rn., .v.- -kv. v" hibition of the Weatern Art association
places the responsibility more dl- pages of his political history. He led 0- w. t,ininger made a brief address,
rectly on the individual voter. The the fight to prevent the University of saying it was the first art" eahlbttlon
recognition of these rights, and, the Nebraska from Joining the list of
provision of means for expressing large institutions becoming eligible to
thern, serve only to emphasize the the Carnegie benefactions. He de-
fact that the republican party moves, nounced the principle In his most vlg-
and the others merely follow. orous and picturesque diction. He
saw nothing but subserviency to the
Allies for Plunder
Trie Character of Ramala
and Great Britain HevealeiT
hr aa Amerlraaf In Perala.
Boston Tranecrlpt. .
In response to an Inquiry from. St.
Petersburg our government declares that
It has no Intention of Interfering In aup-!
port of Mf. Rhuster, financial adviser of
the Persian government, who. as Is well
known, has Incurred the active hoatlllty
of Rusala and the passive hostility of
Great Britain. Mr. Shunter has a per
sonal contract with the Persian' govern
ment. He was hired by it as 'an expert
financial administrator who had proved
his capabilities In the Phllfpplnes. )Ur
government gaire his efficiency Its high
est endorsement when Persia solicited his
services, and ha has had Its. best wishes
for his success. lie is an American
citizen, not an American official, . in
Persia, and therefore the tTjuted States
can make no other answer than it has
made to the ctar's question. Wc cannot
Interfere for the reason 'that we have
no governmental or official Interest In
Mr. Shuster'a conduct while In the service
of Persia. Nevertheless, we all have our
opinion , that his forced ekclunlon at the
behest of Russia Is a shocking example
of the oppression of the weak by the
strong,' and Great Britain! cannot escape
a share' of the condemnation. Mr.. Shun
ter's offending Is simply this: He was
endeavoring to put the finances of Persia
on a baals that should make. Persia self
supporting, and eventually free It from
dependence on Russia and Great Britain.
In a word, he was seeking to build up
Persia, and so ran counter to the allied
greeds ot Russia and Great Britain, which
have marked out their respective "spheres
of Influence," and have to all Intents
and purposes agreed to partition the land
between them when the opportune junc
ture shall have arrived.
No. list of the twenty greatest
women would be complete without
the name of Mrs. Wllklns Mtcawber.
NOW that. .Mr, Rockefeller has re
tired and is out of a Job, perhaps he
became, eligible to that pension fund.
Carnegie says $25 a week Is
enough to get married on. Possibly,
but "getting" married does not end
It. " .
Dear old dad, no doubt, - would
rather have a fat pocketbook for his
Christmas present than anything
Omaha ever made a financial and artis
tic success of. .
Rev. Mr. Warfteld of Brockton, Mass.,
who had preached on trial at 8t. Mary's
Avenue Congregational church, was rec
ommended by the committee having in
hand the selection df a pastor.
A large number attended the meeting
The McNamaraa have rooms at San
Quentln In the same , row . with Abe
lleuf, another good friend of W. J.
The consumer has this to thank
himself for, though. Mr. Bryan:
There is 100 cents In every one of his
dollars. v - ' " '
An exchange discusses "woman's
right to smoke," but does that come
under the head of the "rights" of
Year Closinc Stronsr. worst Influences of nlutocracy and I of the Lincoln clua in the Bee building,
According to Dune Review, recent the trusts In accepting such gratu-1 Hon. A. P. opMnn. the rtor' th
gains In leadlpg Industries and trades titles for an educator or an educa- -rfw.r(,'Rna.w.... called on for a
have been well maintained and the tlonal Institution, though his view I speech and made one In favor of the gold
year I coming .toward, its (lose with (struck rnost people as radical and standard, coinciding with Mr. Hopkins.
..' ' .i.- ..J . . ..t. j . .l ... . . Julius Otosgeans was laid at rest In
e,.uem:c o .irruKui nuuo yru.u..- iar-i8icnau. wuai. men. can ua y . . r-m,,, uder the ausolces
Ing for the new year. Of course, the of a democratic candidate for. the 0( the Grand Army of the Republic. He
undercurrent of conservatism, that presidency, not only accepting, but was one of the first 7S,ooo to respond to
ku. mo.b. K...inMJrA. mn.-n Km ..iMiu. m- . k President Lincoln's original call for sol-
iiiaim uDiiiio, . niuuMia i. j bi n iiui nnu laiiiug iv jfcci. duvu 1 l.awltir .nn, nut
still there and probably will con- an endowment. L .-, came to Nebraska after
tlnue until, at least, after the presl- Governor Wilson stands for pout
dentlal election, but that Is far from I leal reform, yet he aska a man
Indicating dull times. From the mo- good In himself, of course who Is
montum gained in the closing months regarded as the very Incarnation, ot
of thh. -year, Industry . and" trade the trusts, to give him a pension so
should plunge Into 1912 with consld- that be might be enabled to make
erable force. Crppa have contributed the race for the presidency. No one
their share to this Impetus and right need Question Dr. Wilson's Integrity braska Telephone company with Hastings,
k.M la n.in 'alt un.ili m v..- I ii,.t t, ha. . f.i.i Beatrice. - Lincoln and Omaha, reached
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auaoiuteiy control tne progress oiiuryan chooses to regard it so, pub- Tm Years Ago-
natural wealth. If they did condl- lllcly-or not, other people will. Gov- xhe Real 5u.te exchange descended on
Hons, wonld be far worse than thev I ernor Wilson's annuo of honor mv the Board of Review and caused John W.
are, '. nu( that they. do pot la evident be as keen and alert as a magnetic aU n a"d ,TVZZu in
.tl i.'.t.-. .,::..!'.'- Jt. . ... . ...,.... . .. the board, who voted for a reduction In
irvui u. tuft -mi,.ucuiie, n,.auorivrineeaie, utit ins political sense evi- tho Btrcet car company's assessment, to
Ccroothan we had In lPLO.ur -natural dently Is badly stupefied. He can hack up and let protesting taxpayers
r w I mm,..
wealth of farm products for th year never explain away the mistake he ''"ve chance to be neara beiore aenn-
aijiuuuiB iu kuviu f?,vvvruvv,vuv uu iiiauv. uui lufie is nnuiutrr Blue
and, our progress, while, it jiliay be to the question. The New Jersey oame Warden George B, Bimklns and
thus gllghtly. retarded, .is by, no governor asked for the pension, of deputy w J. OBrien was taken as a
the war and was acting aa a guara at
the penitentiary at Lincoln when he was
shot. It made him a life-long cripple
and ha took up his residence at tne
Douglas county poor farm .where he re
mained until ' death.
A copy of a resolution passed ty Grand
Island's city council demanding that that
city be placed on the circuit of the Ne-
Aa Great Britain refused to meditate
bewteen Persia and Russia when Russia
demanded an apology for Mr. Shunter's
selsure of certain property of the shah's
brother, as really the property of the
nation, poor Persia has been compelled
to back down. Mr. Shuster's action haa
been disavowed under the threat of Rus
sian Invasion, and he has been deprived
of his usefulness. If Persia thought that
this concession, painful as it was, would
end the difficulties with Ruxsla, it was
mistaken. Russia now demands an In
demnity for the cost of moving troops to
coerce Perala into abandoning Mr.
Shuster. Persia, already heavily indebted
to Russia, must give its note to the gov
ernment, which Is Its great and menacing
creditor, and hold a mortgage on the
fairest of the Persian provinces.
We doubt If In modem times, or at least
since the partition of Poland,' a more of
fensive example of the oppression of one
nation by allies bent on plunder has been
exhibited to the world. Russia and Great
Britain are deliberately weakening Persia
to facilitate the partition. Russia does
not surprise, but that Great Britain
should be a party to the conspiracy, that
the nation that boasts of its. constitu
tional freedom should aid in blocking
Persia's experiment in constitutionalism,
that Great Britain Should sign an agree
ment that carries with It the, possibility
of suppressing Persian , Independence
more than surprises; It offends, it dis
gusts. Some . Britons ' have only, now
realized the humiliating obligations which
their country took upon Itself In the
agreement qt. iwi. 'j ney set no escape
from it, for, Sir Edward Grey stands to
the bargain and says Mr. Sinister Is to
blame and must not look to him for
The California orange crop 1s
being harvested. If California needs
any real orange, weather Nebraska
tan supply lU
A brand of oysters has been named
after Senator Martin of Virginia and
they are not cove, either, as Mr.
Bryan might think.
f'Tiftif ' llkrrTSbn can scarcely come
out for president without butting
iuto Mr. Hearst, who brought him
out for mayor. . Cute Willie,.
The, secretary of agriculture com
ments on a "chestnut blight," but he
probably has hot looked over Champ
Clark's Hat of jokes recently.
,; Since the New-York election Mur
pliy roust wonder Just how much of
a hit he made In bringing In Norman
K. Mack as his state chairman
Mr. Shuster haa become the cynosure of
Mm diplomatic world. Alone and ttn&lded
be has compelled Russia to display Its
true character. He has moved the wrath
of the Russian press, which stigmatizes
him aa an "American adventurer in a pea
Jacket and paper collar," who Insults the
'. We know not Mr. Shuster'a taste In
garments. We doubt If It is accurately
described by the "Novoe Vremya" ot St.
Petersburg, but whatever art his clothes,
they are garments of righteousness com
pared with those of the czar.
course, on the ground that he had
hint to poachers at the lake not to poach.
nhtil c.bIai. Inn nrnmlnent in Nl.
A contributing factor tor the. 1m-1 been a teacher all his life and, there- braska politlca, dropped dead on a Burl-
proverneht of Industry and trade is I fore, he thought he waa entitled to ington train, while coming from Lincoln
returning confidence. Confidence, share In ths teachers' fund, explain-
while an Indispensable element In ing that:
good times, often, In fact, the last es- A man who goes Into politics bound for
sentlal, yet hanga on slender threads. the principles of honor puts his family
n nk.a.L'A. lu. and all who may be dependent upon him
I for support at the mercy of any Incalcul-
uenco uas ueen .ir.iiBtniiru oy Bble turn of the wheel of fortune, and I
recent turn ,in the discussion Of felt entirely Justified In seeking to pro-
to Omaha, of heart disease. Judge Tib
betts, who was In the same car with him,
took the body off at Havelook. Sheriff
Branson ot Lancaster county and Deputy
United States Marshall Walling were also
In the same ear and Walling noticed
Castor, who waa sitting with one leg
thrown over the arm of tha seat, gaap
and fall against the window. The two
men hastened to him to find him dead,
The Parkvale Congregational church
took the banner for having tha largest
percentage of attendance at the Chris.
tlan Endeavor union, which waa held at
pending economic Issues." Mere talk, vldo against such risks.
then, as we see, Is enough to control The governor may have been acta
this sine qua non of business pros ated by the best of motives, but he
Derltv. it would not be. thouslK if went into polltice voluntarily, leav
there were not so much of the spec-' Ter' ood la P8ltlon H 8V Zm CT
ulative spirit in our business. There d0 80 Bnd no man l,as a cr"r or
Is tqo much ot It. ,It la Illogical for roonopoly on "the principles ot
off-hand utterances of a prospective honor." Viewed from any angle, this
or possible candidate for office to ao arholarly blunder looks like a pretty
vitally Influence the pendulum of thing for even Mr. Bryan to ex
. Wu Ting-fang .says China, has
400,000,000 democrats. But that
number would probably shrink 78
per cent If au election were held.
' Portal Progress.
The opposition press bad a good
deal to say of the postal budget when
there was a dwftclt ot nearly $18,000,
000, a good deal more than It has to
say now that tula deficit has been
plain away in the heat of a presi
dential campaign. Will he insist on
taking the chance?
by his aide. Captain McCUntock, re
turned from Washington, where he had
been serving on a board of army officers.
The McKlnley Memorial association an
nounced a meeting to map out plana
for Its canvass of funds In the state.
The sudden death of "Mike"
Whalen will be heard with sorrow by I
People Talked About
Having due regard for tha quality of
That unrequited plea for an ante
bellum pension seems to have
brought no great voting reinforce
ments to General Woodrow Wilson.
Alfred Tennyson Dickens doubt
less enjoyed hli visit In Omaha be
cause it was out of the few places
bis dlHttngulsbed father had not paid
a left-bauded compliment. ' .
L'p to the first two or three years
of tbe Lorlmer tase, no doubt most
newspaper readers kept well in
formed of its details, but now, since
It las drafted out to such length, it
Is doubtful If. 10 per cent of them
know much about It.
Tbe Iconoclastic Panama Canal
(oramUiiion explodes the myth that
tha Panama railroad coat a life for
every tie. But this will not deter
tbe romancers, who will still find In
the Jungles pf the Isthmus plenty of
iii alt rial to adoru their lurid tales.
ception of duty. Sergeant Whalen
was an officer whose example may
well be followed.
record aa a faithful member ot the
completely wiped out. supplemented rah P'lce force for a quarter of a
by a surplus of nearly $120,000. Be
fore, it was "criminal extravagance;"
now it is "only a matter ot book
That Is the politics of it. Ot course.
the democratic newspapers and con
gressmen really did not mean all they
said when they were lamenting over
this enormous deficit. They ware
moved chiefly by political considera
tions. They thought an $18,000,000
deficit In the carrying on of one
branch of the government's business
would be a good thing to play up to
tbe oters, but now that that deficit
Is supplanted by a surplus of $210,-
000, they cannot see anything to it
thousands who knew him In life. His the goods a Jury In 3t. Joseph, Mo., set
the value of seven kisses extracted from
a woman by force at fco cents each.
Tha prelected commission for the
century and longer, waa that ot standardisation of pies haa been laid on
steady application to and high con- the table until tho Christmaa rush sub-
Tha several committees now wres
tling with the problem of how to light
the streets of Omaha are confronted
by experience that amply proves what
sides. People cannot work two good
things at the same time'
Eugene Debs claaaes Lincoln Steftens
as a capitaiiatto eonacy. rierrens puts
Dobs at the head of the list of anarehlstie
fools.- When great reformers fall out
they give themselves away
In an unguarded moment ot lntrospec
tlon a theatrical manager announced that
he and other membera of tbe craft were
not to do. Omaha has listened to in the business to make money. An ac
a great many of these discussions, caslonal Jolt to artistic sensibilities helps
and none of them definite.
to ahatter day dreams.
There Is enough, money circulating
around tha country to give every man.
woman and child I34.M. Those who
America haven't their share within reach are at
With a lessened area sown to win
ter wheat, the farmers ot
seem to be little worried over the 1 rty to tell their troubles to the auditor
i-lamnr that one nnr,lv nf f d .t h " the Treasury department.
except Just a detail in accounting, the i no inn,.. aufflcUnt tn meat tha A. I -n"nt JUJ19 ,r"ut ,B P"
7 . . . is no longer sumcient to meet the de- -batadaa in tha way of the eomoiete
' ""' .ivm vuo - I mand Tha mart will rfnuhtlnaa ..n.tiA. , A Whlntnn
respond accordingly. court rules that while a wtfa may swipe
But there Is a good deal more to , tha change found in bar husband'
U than lhat. so much more. In fact. The New York Evening Post re- ' ot ""
found there. What's the uaeT
Commissioners of Bpokane
aa to a lose these democratic mouths cently made Its leading editorial
almost entirely on tne subject. And comment on "Colonel John O. Washington, have stopped supplies
what is moat important of all ia this: Yeiser and hts project to force Theo- can towels to women Jurors, bluntly
TLat while this great effaeement of dore Roosevelt Into the race for the d,clrtn' ,h4t ,h wom,n e,rTy ,m ott-
deficit ha taken place, tbe depart- presidency. Who said John would
mm, haa ba magnified and Us I not get results?
Hereafter the woman Jurors desiring
clean towel can drop a nickel la the slot
and get Ik
DICK METCALFE'S BOOM.
Reatrlce Express: Dick Metcalfe would
make a good governor, all right, but as
the Kearney Huh remarks there Is noth
ing In the "atmosphere" to Indicate that
even lie could beat Governor Aldrlch for
Bloomliiftton Advocate: The Omaha
friends of Richard L. Metcalfe have
etarted a boom for him fur the demo
cratic nomination for governor. Metcalfe
Is one of the best men In the state, fear
less In his views, and while he has scores
of friends he has doodles of enemies.
enough of them to cause his defeat for
any office to which he may aspire.
Aurora Republican: Fifty-four more or
less prominent democrats of Ortiaha and
South Omaha have petitioned Richard L.
Metcalfe to run for governor next year,
but we search in vain for the name of
Mayor James C. pnMman in the list.
Fremont Herald: Douglas county demo
crats started n gubernatorial boom last
week for It. I- Metcalfe. Douglas demo
crats must have been egged on to their
sctlun by some smooth Omaha repub
licans, who hope, out of the row which
the - Metcalfe boom will precipitate
among democrats, that the way will be
made easier for the election of a repub
lican governor next fall.. The candidacy
of Metcalfe simply means the awakening
of the old fight on the part of the Dahl
manltes against the P.ryanltes, and the
hope that there might be a unanimity ot
purpose qn tho part of Nebraska demo
crats during the great presidential year,
easily, goes glimmering. Metcalfe bolted
the democratlo homlnee for governor In
1910, and made speeches over the state
In behalf of Governor Aldrlch. There Is
ample time for democrats to reflect and
consider the question of whether they
want harmony or a. tight to a finish.
Geneva Blgnal: Further light was
thrown on the Omaha proposal to Mr.
Metcalfe that he run for governor by a
meeting held In Omaha Monday evening
for the formation of a Woodrow Wilson
club. The same men participated In that
meeting 'who signed the letter to Mr.
Metcalfe. It la evident that the Metcalfe
feature Is but a part of a general move
ment to keep Governor Harmon of Ohio
front getting the Nebraska delegation td
the democratic national convention. That
means a real fight.
Hastings Tribune: A gubernatorial
boom has been launched f6r Richard Met
calfe, associate editor of the Commoner,
for tha democratic candidate In 1912. The
Tribune would be pleased to see ' the
democrats of Nebraska get together and
hand the gubernatorial nomination to
Richard L. Metcalfe on a silver platte,
because such, an action would force the
republicans to put up ono of their clean
est and strongest men. .
York Times: Those good democrats,
who still hold to the halvclnatlort that
decency and democracy have Joined
hands, are urging jf .T Metcalfe to be
come a candidate for governor next year.
If the democrats should so far forget
the ancient traditions ot their rarty as
to . nominate" 'Met" It wou'd make It
quite strenuous for tha republicans. Put
we are not going to worry. The demo
crats of Nebraska never did a thing like
Riatrire Express: Those Poiiglss
ro'inty democrats have conceived a prettv
good Idea when they ask Dick Metcalfe
to run for governor next rprlng. There
Isn't a better man among the democrats
of the State than the Lincoln man. and
If we must have a democratic governor
we know of no better man than Metcalfe.
But. as Blxby would say, why a demo
crat at all?
PASSING' PLEASANT, BIES.
"You can't teach women anything by
"Well, naturally, they object to getting
any wrinkles." Baltimore American.
"Theirs wu a fashionable divorce, I
"Very. After the judge gave her her
decree she gave her former husband
splendid references." Dotroit Free Press.
"They say a woman can't select Christ
"Nnnsense. I've been sounding my hue.
band, and I find he likes light cigars. All
you have to do Is to match trie shade."
Doctor You admit that I cured you of
Insomnia, then why don't you ray my
Patient Sorry, doc, but I sleep hi
soundly now that my wife goes througii
my pockets nights and takes every cent.
WHEN I WAS LITTLE.
When I was little, 'way last year
(t think about It now beoauste
It really seems so awful queer). "
I though there was a Santa Claus!
I used to think that he could come
Rlgli down our chimney with his puck!
I though he brought my sled and drum,
AncJ then that he went climbing baxk!
Why, things were dlff'rent then, because
I thought, there was a Santa Claus.
When' I was little, "way last year,
I used to be so awful good!
I though if I was bsd he'd hear
About It, just as if he could!
But now, when mother says to us.
Be careful! What will Santy think? '
It's only bad boys make a furfs!''
Why. me 'n' Bud we laugh' and wink!
It .used to scare us once because..
We thought there was a Santa Claus.
When I was little 'way last year, ,
We used to ait up late that night:
And mather'd say, "Now, If you hear
The sleigh-bells, shut your eyes up
But now there's only little Mime
To hear those stories onue again.
With me 'n' Bud It's not-tbe same.
'Cause we are almost grownup men.
We used to listen once because
We thought there Was a Santa Claus.
1 t . . .
When I . was little 'way last year,,
I used to dream about the toys
He'd bring and then I seemed to hea
His' reindeer and a slldy - noise.
Why,, don't tell- Bud but even yet .
Sometimes when It's all dark and late-
I guess It must be 1 forget
That (Santa story Isn't straight.
I plav I'm not grown up. because
I 'most believe in Santa Claus! '
SHUSTER BILES RUSSIA.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Persia defying
Russia looks a bit like AJax defying the
lightning but Japan looked the same way
a lew years ago. And now look at It!
Baltimore American: Russia seems to
have ' some difficulty In detaching Mr.
Bhuster from Persia. There la much to
amuse tho world's sense of humor In
seeing a whole nation engaged with one
man in a bellicose game of tag.
(Cleveland Leader: There is one thing
besides Persia which England and Russia
are likely to get by the ousting of Mr.
Bhuster. That Is the 111 will of the peo
ple of the United States.
Springfield Republican: Mr. Shuster
still holds the fort of Teheran against the
combined Russian and British empires,
and. at the present rate, he will soon ac
quire popularity enough in America to
make him mentioned for something
within the gift of the people.
Brooklyn Eagle: The eagle Isn't
creaming, mi non isn t roaring, over
Persia.' In the Jungle world chivalry ia
unknown, and the bear may do what be
pleases with his shrinking' victim. It
can't resist. And international law? Non
sense; why talk about the figmenta ot
Our coy and ooamlc Carnegie, daft :nan
a-whanglng ot hts harp up among the
twluklllng stars, will shove universal
peace back a couple thousand years If he
gives out any more Hats of the world's
What can be done with a cosmto ex
pi ore r and International pacifier whose
world talks only English, and that with
Andy has been giving away too many
libraries. He ought to keep one.
Tha Oeaearatlaa mt Folk.
8loux City Journal.
The democratlo national committee will
meet In Washington January I. On the
evening of that day a Jefferson day ban
quet will be given, and the list of speak
era Invited Includes the name of every
candidate for the presidential nomination,
so far as known, except that ot Joseph
Wtngate Folk ot Missouri, ceamp Clark
when advised of the omission was sur
prised, as was Senator Stone, active lu
support fd Mr. Clark.
Old atraaair oa lieek.
Following the well established prece
dent, economy will once more be th
watchword of congress this winter. In
deed, economy haa become aa aklllful as
a congressional watchword that It due&n
interefere at all with liking tbe pork,
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