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only 2-rent ttamM r--lval In payment
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on Omaha and eastern exchange, not
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ftal of Nebraska. County of ro;ig1s. a-.
IiwlKht Williams, rirrulatlon mananer
of ihe Re I''il)ll"htn company, being
duly sworn. v that the average dally
circulation, lexa spoiled, unused end re.
turned roplea, for the month of Novem
ber, 1911, wai fAETs.
Or iilallhn slimeger.
pMbrrlhed In mv presence and sworn to
before ma thlt Cth day of I)ermtM r, 1811.
(Seal) ROUKKT lli'NTKH.
Sabserthers learlaa- eltr
temporarily ahnalri hay Tfce
Ret ma Ilea 1 tbaaa. Aaareee
H takes a long time) to get through
crowning King; Oeorgc. '
As th evangelist says, "Now
the accepted time" toK shop.
Jiegln to get the ChrlHtmas spirit
by shopping before Chrliitmas eve.
Mr. Carnegie says he docs not care
what folk think about him. Ie ran
It might be remarked, though, that
there were no Carnegie pension
funds in 1896.
The old political game over pen
sions is one. of the most ancient In
the history of congress.
tlon City" be
"Omaha the Conven
without an Audl-
New York propones to have
lrlson for flirts. That big city will
took Quocr behind the bars.
The Hyde defense taught other
great defenses a new one when that
Juror escaped over the transom,.
Thus far that Hyde Juror has not
Jumped back through the transom
over which he left.
The prosecution in the Hyde case
ahould remember that one of its du
ties was to keep the Jurors from
The gathering of the Anti-Saloon
league delegates at Washington
probably wilt have a sobering effect
The Ft. Louis police evidently do
not know art when they tee It. They
made Gertrude Hoffmann cover her
legs when she danced.
If one American can make so much
trouble for the whole Russian em
pire as our Mr. Bbuster has, what
would an army of Americana do?
Link EteffeDs Intimates that the
whole country is falling down.
Strange, too, with the strong hand of
Link to support it.
lull obviously a misconception to
believe that, because ahe was the
first woman, Eve inatltuted the cus
tom of banging up the stocking at
. f'erbapa Mr. . Itofkefeller resigned
t'6'a void" tefng 'subpoenaed 'ae" a wll'-
neB.' 'Still that aeems to have been
unnecessary, for he never bad any
trouble avoiding aubponaes.
To say that "The women of Call
fornla voted with intelligence at the
recent election," is only another way
of asserting that they voted with the
men Who threw that brick?.
Clareuce K. Harman is - so well
pleased Wlih Ills exercise gallop last
month, that be la going to try it all
over again) In .191;. WllJ Mike"
Harrington please tuko note?
Ttis Chkitgo papers are proposing
the conundrum, "Why Is a police
Inspector?" Omaha must have
known that was an uuaoivable riddle
when, she decided not to call them
"inspectors." ' ,
While the city council Is appoint
ing special committees of Inquiry, it
might as well give a little attention
to tbe paving situation. Where there
baa been so much, smoke, there must
be a little fire.
John "Optimistic" Yelser is uot
willing to admit that tbe action of
tbe republican national committee
la AYauhligtoo serloualy affec ts the
chance of renominating Roosevelt.
As a hopeful person, Colonel Yelaer
).as Mark TapUy beaten by many
The Farmer's Share.
Quite a little has been heard dur
ing the last" few months. In connec
tion with the dlxcustlon of the high
rout of living, of the farmer'a share
In the prosperity that has come w-lth
the general uplift In price. Figures
Just sent out from the census bureau
may be Interesting in this connection.
The comparisons used by the cen
sus bureau are for the years 1899
and 1909. The crop of rorn In the
latter year was 4.8 per rent less than
In 199. and yet It sold on the mar
ket at a price Increase of 7.1.7 pet
cent. The wheat crop was 3.S per
4nt greater In'' 1901 -than In 1899,
and the selling price was 77.8 per
cent greater. Of potatoes, the crop
In 1909 was 42.4 per cent greater
than In 1899, and the selling price
was 69.2 per cent greater. Hay and
forage crops show similar increases
In price. These figures would seem
to Indicate that the farmer has
shared fully In the general advance
In price for produce, the prices
quoted being farm prices.
It Is Interesting also to note that
Xebranka takes a very high rank
among the states or toe union, in
corn acreage Nebraska was fifth In
1899, and fourth In 1909, while in
corn production, Nebraska's rank
was fourth Jn 1699, and fifth in 1909.
In wheat ' acreage,' Nebraska was
eighth in 1899, and fifth In 1909. In
total yield of wheat for the year
1899, Nebraska held eighth place,
and In 1909 had moved up to fourth
place. The Nebraska corn yield was
14.6 per cent less In 1909 than It
was In 1899, jet the farmer received
a price 72.2 per cent greater for his
1909 crop. Nebraska's wheat yield
for 1909 was, 91. per .cent greater
than In 1899, and the return to the
farmer was 272.4 per cent greater.
Of potatoes, Nebraska showed In
1909 an Increase of 3.8 per cent over
1899, and an Increase in the farmer's
price received of 118.2 per cent.
These authoritative figures tell t
story that is far more eloquent than
words concerning the prosperity of
Western Governors in the Eait.
Judging from tbe tone of newspa
per editorials, the' western governors
have made a decided lilt with their
private train excursion in tbe east
and aro being most cordially re
celved. This marks a wholesome
change In view and sentiment of the
east toward the west.' Nobody seems
to be laughing at tbe project or re
garding it as undignified foa govern
ors to go forth aa tbe official pub
licity agents of their respective states
and their resources, but on the other
hand, many newspapers think it In
vltes a, return visit from eastern gov
ernors. On this point the.Wasblngton
Star says: - ' " '
It would ba by no means profitless firt
the eastern governors to return the call.
Perhaps a series of sectional excursions
of this character might ba organised (or
tha purpose of making all parts of the
country mutually acquainted. , (
Mutual acquaintance certainly Is
desired between the various sections
of this great country. Doubtless east-1
ernors were Just as Ignorant aa the
westerners obviously were df the fact
that western coaches were too big to
travel in eastern tunnels, aa a result
of which the governors' special ehow
train could not get into the national
capital. But, aa tbe Washington Star
observes, "Even tbia compulsory
stoppage of the train at Baltimore
baa Its auggestlve aspect."
Entitled to Hearty Applause," is
the caption over a Brooklyn Kagle
editorial on the governors' visit to
New York. "They deserve .the hos
pitality of our people," the Eagle re
marks. And the dignified old N'ew
York Tribune declares: "
New York City welcomes -tha vlaltlng
governors out of the west. It Is heartily
glad to greet them and cherishes no
doubt that It can make this official visit
as pleaaant and Interesting and in
structive as the unofficial visits they may
have mada here Individually.
Tills country la ailll too much of a
land of " sectional feeling. a Mew
York welcomes the vUltlrui guvern-
ora a a a tweaua thalr vlalt and
erery- auc h-iMterokaage of courtesies be
tween representatives of different sec
tions of the land help to better under
standing of tha problems of our com
"Welcome -to Oovernora," la the
way the Baltimore American Intro
duces a column-long editorial, in
which it says:
. This vllUii of the governors of soma
sections In (he domalita of others is one
of tha brat expressions of tha fraternity
of tha stales, and Is one of tha features
of tha latter day movement for tha heads
of tha state' governments to get together
for exchange of Ideaa and Ihe formation
of policies of common, Interest to the
states aa such.' This movement Is as yet
In Us Infancy, but tha maturing process
is being watched with wide. Intel eat In
n a bearing upon tba eonearvation of the
prerogatives of Ihe states In exact con
formity with the enlarging scop of fed-
These expressions are but. typical
of others all along the trip. They
Show that the project haa struck tbe
conservative, thoughtful east as
worth while. I'ndoubtedly it Is a good
thing and It will produce better re
sults it It leads to a mutual exchange
of visits from east and weet.
Chamber of Foreign Commerce.
It may be too much, to expect oun
greas at this aesalon to get around" to
the president's recommendation' for
a chamber of foreign 'commerce, but
it would be a good thing if it did
Our foreign trade needs nothing
quite so touch as more systematic
management. Such a department
would tend to supply the want. It Is
In direct line vilth the plan promul
gated a couple of years ago of re
calling our foreign consuls and hav
ing them go among the business men
of this country to Inform them con
cerning the foreign commercial field
and the methods by which its needs
might be supplied. It had been found
that our merchants and manufac
turers were not making the proper
effort to adapt their wares to the
tastes and demands of the people to
whom they were sent, and as a re
sult we were rapidly losing business,
or, at least, not gaining It as we
ahould. This was forcibly demon
strated at some of the commercial
expositions at Vienna and other lead
ing European centers of trade. By
comparison. American goods suf
fered. They betrayed an evident lack
of knowledge on the part of the man
ufacturer or the merchant of the
needs and desires of the Kropean.
All this could be corrected by a
small effort, or a little more atten
tion to business, such as our business
men give to their domestic trade.
Our consuls were brought homo to
preach this, and, no doubt, have done
aome good by It. But what Is stll
further required to give ua the com
merclal advantage we ought to hold
Is greater authority and official Im
petus back of our trade lines. This
could be obtained through such a
chamber of foreign commerce as the
president proposes in hls message to
congress. It would establish A cen
tral organization in touch with both
foreign conditions and domestic in
terests, offering facility for the en
largement of our. commerce abroad.
Fred B. Smith of the Men and
Religion movement, while In St Louis
declared that city was looser In its
morals than any other city In the
country. Now, if Mr. Smith should
repeat that of Omaha when he comes
here, we will know he Is only Joking.
Lancaater county taxpayers are
beginning to look with Interested
eyea on the bills the sheriff is col
lecting for boarding prisoners. Doug
las county went through this ex
perience several years ago, and
cleaned the matter up.
The convention of county officers
at Grand Island haa again been told
that the matter of real estate assess
ment In Nebraska haa not yet been
reduced to exactitude; alao that the
democratic legislature's tinkering
with the revenue law has done more
barm than good. These obvious
facta should be kept In mind by pros
To the great disappointment of a
large number of Interested demo
crats, the proceedings of the repub-
Jlqan .national committee in its final
session were harmonious. This
d6eahH promise a great deal for the
hopes of Harmon, Dryan and the
others who can only see success in
The gallantry of our correspond
ents who are rushing to the defense
of Mother Eve la being dlaplayed In
worthy cause. It may well be ques
tioned if ever a aon of Adam lived
who was not atihamed of tbe "old
man" for trying to dodge behind his
wife's fig leaf that day in the garden.
Senator Brown announces that he
will not seek re-election unless en
dorsed at a primary, which la merely
another way of aaylng that it would
be useleas for a man in Nebraska
who had not been given tbe vote of
the people to go before the legisla
ture. A riot at the meeting called io pro
mote universal peace waa not the
most appropriate precedent. Yet If
tbe Gotbamltes can get It in no
other way, they will have general
permission to fight for conciliation
The Toledo Blade says that "W.
B." might mean either Bryan or
Burns, for both are detectives, "but
the crime of '73 is the only one Mr
Bryan ever worked on." And ho
failed to secure a conviction on' that.
Secretary of State Walt is cudgel
ing his brain over the problem of
how to get the names of presidential
candidates on the primary ballot. An
Off-hand solution of this question
would be to put them there
When Mr. Dickens saya his Impres
sions are the same as were those of
his Illustrious father, he muat be
tareful to explain whether be meant
his father'a first or laat impression, If
he would make a hit with ua.
Some of the democrats In rongreas
want; to throw Martin Littleton over
the transom for simply riding on the
same boat with Andrew Carnegie.
Can Governor Wilson figure out from
that where he gets off?
t'raaklnc n Hash laaarr.
W. Morgan Phuter, the American who
went over to Persia for the purpose ot
taking charge of that country's finances,
Is In daager of losing his Job because
Kuaaie doesn't like the way he does
things. Ferolav has tha misfortune of
being In a minor league.
(ism ass kvlfeet.
fclalisltca show thai France exports
champagne to America and makes money
while Importing 147 0uO00 gallons of wine
to drink. This throws a little light upon
tha question of why there are so many
full savings hanks In Fiance as well as
too uieuy full Americans la America.
V SB SalA4V amev V V gTs i -a
P COMPILED ffKOM Bf,E MUNI S
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Thirty Years Agi
The Standard club held a very pleaant
party at Its rooms In Barker's buildinif.
A large number of friends gathered at
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Klspp on Sixteenth street and spent the
evening In social amusements.
Mr. J. M. Barr left for Boston, where
he beoomea confidential secretary of A.
E. Touralln of the Burllng-ton.
Another teat of the water works took
place In tba presence of tha consulting
engineer, H. Cook of Toledo, and local
official. Water was thrown 141 feet Into
the air on the high school square.
Heven members of a eurveylng party
who had been at work all summer on
the new lino of the Utah Northern bad
returned to Omaha, tha party Including
Ooorge F. Bowen, F. C. Acton, Oeorge
K. Harrington. C. F. Harrington, V. 11.
Whltted and W. A. Core a.
Major Uu I1 o llgus of the Fifth Vnltftd
Plates cavalry, tha officer who brouxht
Hlttlflg Bull and his warriors Into the
I'nlted Mlates territory, is in Omaha on
his way to St. J'aul.
Nlndqll A Krella. the hatters, have re
moved to the northeast corner of Thir
teenth and Farnam.
O. W. I.lnlnKer has purchased the old
brewery and Boinls building near the dis
tillery and Intends to establish a large
manufactory of agricultural Implements
The county commissioners held a spe
cial meeting- to discuss the different va
riettea of stone for the new court house,
and seem to favor Berea sandstone.
At the regular meeting of George W.
Custer post, flrand Army of the Repub
lic, tha following officers were elected:
F. M. Moore, post commander; V. K.
Ilurllgh, senior vice; Harry Kidman, Junl
lor vice; If. if. MeCoon. quartermaster;
J. nichards, chaplain; M. Hanson, sur
geon. Mrs. K. Dickinson, wife of the super
intendent of the Laramie division of the
tTnlon Pacific, left for Laramie with her
C. J. Westerdahl, ex-city marshal of
Omaha, is at home for a brief vacation.
Ha la assisting J. II. Kelner In rradlng
the Ht. Paul extension of the Union Pa
cific. Twenty Years Ago
Tha big International tug-of-war be
ban at the Coliseum with 2.000 people
out to sea the Germans beat a team of
American soldiers from Fort Omaha.
Bandy Grlswotd acted as referee and
Jack Prince was manager. This was the
first of several nights of the struggles
In which teams of various nationalities
vied with each other.
Rev. Dr. and Mrs. 'John Oordon left
for Pittsburgh to spend Christmas and
then to Washington, D. - C, where
tha doctor, pastor of Westminster Pres
byterian church, Omaha, was to read a
paper before the American tsoeiety oi
Church History on "The Papal Bulls Dis
tributing In America." Rev. M. B. Lowrle,
D. D., was chosen to occupy his pulpit
while he waa absent
John W. Hayes of Philadelphia, general
secretary of the Knights of Labor, called
at Tha Bee and Inspected Its entire me
chanical plant, tha like of which ha was
surprised to find thto far west. .
J. A. JUlmbaugh and Miss Helmbaugh
left for Bt. Paul.
William Wtttaker of the law department
of tha Union Paclflo returned from Can
ada, where he went on a visit.
John M. Thurston returned from a trip
to St. IjouIi.
J. C. Richardson and Mrs. Richardson
left for at. Louis.
Mayor Cushlng gladdened the hearts of
tha Judges and clerks of tha recent elec
tion by deciding finally to sign tha war
rants for their pay, over which the mayorl
and the council had had a tilt.
Ten Years Ago
The cold wave became a tempestuous
billow, rolling the mercury down to 14
below and It never got higher during
the day than 4 above.
Tha Board of Review completed Its
work, showing that it had mada In
creases In the assessments of the five
local franchlsed corporations in tha ag
gregate of about t2SO,0uo.
James Walsh waa building a new
barn on his Benson place.
Tba plant, stock and good will of the
Mercer Chemloal company was sold to
George W. Hoobler and Frank B. Porter
of Omaha and M. W. Ryeraon of Water
loo, la., for a cash consideration. As
sociated with them aa stockholders were
H Cartan, W. C. Sunderland, J. M. Rich
aids and W. K. Hitchcock.
Mrs. Ear.vh R. Powell, wife of James
M. Powell, 452 Parker street, died at
tha age of 44, after a year's Illness.
W. II. 8. Hughes, lata president of the
Omaha clearing house, was burled at
Prospect Hill cemetery, tha funeral serv
ices being conducted at tha home, 2571
Dodge street, by Rev. H. C. Herring,
and the Masonic service waa held at the
Jay D. Foster returned from Chicago,
w here he had been for several days.
People Talked About
One of the melancholy feature of the
ruction In China la the disappearance of
the royal yellow jacket from the decora
tive scheme of the empire.
Iu the ten days of the deer hunting
season In Vermont S.4M bucks were killed.
The number of hunters and guides bucked
out Is not Included In the mortality rec
ord. Owing tj the growing rarity of such
events the arrival of the stork at the
home of a married woman lawyer In
Paris prompted adjournment of court for
an appropriate celebration.
In memory ot Ida Lewis, heroine of
Lime Hook light, tha first baby ever born
on the little rock waa christened with
her name. Tha child la the daughter ot
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hansen, keepers
ot the' light.
Postmaster Dutton of North llartland
Conn., has resigned because tbe lob was
toe dull for a live man. With only two
families to serve from his office there
waan't enough sttck-wblttirrs on the
premises to exchange the .time of day
The unlucky excursion boat General
Slocum. which was burned to the water's
edge In New York, causing a loss of
I.eiN Uvea, has gone ti tha bottom to
stay. What was left of the boat after
tha fire was converted Into a coal barge
and a gala orf Candy Hook last week
blew It into Davy Jcnta' lovktr.
Matlera ( Imrreat On sad
Raek t Flrlajaj Mae Glean
f rm Arntr ai ar Reglater.
t'oat nf Army Eqalpateat.
An interesting statement has been pre
pared showing the Cost of completely
equipping for field service l.V Infantrr.
IOO cavalry and ona three-Inch field bat
ter)". Tha total cost of Infantry Is 7.8.".V
that of cavalry IMT.J49 and that of the
field battery Sl9.w. On the baM" of
four guns per J.00O rifles the coat of
artillery Is practically twlr that of In
fantry and one-half that of cavalry. For
two guns per l.Ooo tha cost of artillery
Is the same as that of Infantry and ap
proximately one-fourth that of cavalry.
It Is asserted that In order to obtain
equal results for each dollar expended
on the three arms the effectlveneaa ef
the cavalry must. In the first cae, be
considered as four time that of the
Infantry and twice that of the artillery:
In the second case, as four times that of
either Infantry or artillery. In other
words, 1,000 cavalry must equal 4 000 In
fantry, trr two four-gun batteries of
artillery, while one battery of artillery
Is equivalent to !.noo Infantry.
Second l.lru truancies.
Announcement Is made of the new ap
pointments from civil llfo to the urndo
of second lieutenant In the army as a
result of examinations recently held
There remain about seventy vacancies In
the grade, to which will be appointed
thoso civilian candidates who qualify In
the examination to be held beKlnnlng
January 12. There may he some opposi
tion, on the piirt of conKrcssionnl friends
of-momborB of the next graduating class
ot West Point, to any more appointments
being made, as an additional batch of
appointees from civil life, say, thirty
or more, would seriously affect the stand
ing of the military academy frad'iates
of next year, it promises to be an Inter
esting situation, at all events. In the end
and In either event, there will ba enough
vacancies, for, with those remaining and
the 109 original vacancies coming along
In 1912, there will be not many less than
200 commissions to ba filled out, and
about one-half of which will be needed
for the West Pointers In the class of
The War department has aent soma
extraordinary Instructions by telegraph
to every department and division com
mander In the United States and by cable
to the military authorities In tha Philip
pines to have submitted at the earliest
practicable data reports from every post
concerning the physical condition of every
officer of the active list. It is evidently
desired to obtain definite Information con
cerning the fitness of each officer for
field service; at least.' it Is so Intimated,
and that seems to be the purpose of those
responsible for the telegraphic Instruc
tions, although no very satisfactory ex
planation la vouchsafed at the depart
ment. These reports are evidently to
come from the post surgeons, who, it to
assumed, will conduct Individual ex
aminations. The new order, naturally
enough, occasions considerable remark,
and It Is not surprising to find army of
ficers expressing their curiosity concern
ing the reaaon for this requirement, which
com? on the heels of the annual ride
and physical examination of officers. In
deed, the War department haa not yet
received all the reports from these
recently conducted tests, which were sup
posed to be sufficient In furnishing the
military authorities In Washington with
all the "information they required con
cerning the physical fitness of army of
ficers. No Information concerning the In
cident Is given at the War department.
It to Just one of those inexplicable oc
currences which occasionally distinguish
The commissary general of the army
haa developed a new feature In sub
sistence supply. His experiments with the
canning of tomatoes, peas and corn has
met with so much success that it has
been extended to include apricots, peaches
and pears. Arrangements have been made
by which there Is official Inspection of
the material from the time It Is received
at the canning factory. The vegetables
and fruits are purchased while there Is
an ample supply In the market to select
from and the prices are the lowest be
cause of the large quantities purchased,
either direct from the factories or In
large commercial centers. Preference Is
given in the advertisement to vegetables
packed In sanitary enameled-llned cans,
but prouosiJa aro Invited for them packed
lu three styles of cans the sanitary
enamel-lined can, the enamel-lined ran,
and the ordinary can as experience has
shown that sanitary enamel-lined cans
are best suited for the purposes of the
government, and an effort Is being made
In this way to educate the bidders to fol
low the preference of the department. The
sanitary enameled-llned can adds little to
the expense, while It helps to Insure the
purity of the contents and sayea con
siderable loss, especially In the case of
tomatoes, which show a marked reduc
tion in loss when packed In this cun, so
that, owing to the aeason when the
vegetables are procured, the ample stock
from which selected, large purchases,
thorough Inspection, and style ot can,
tha choicest and most satisfactory vege
tables are procured at tha lowest prices.
White Civilisation Trlmuilaits.
Siefansson, the Arctic explorer, prom
ises to add something- to the world's
knowledge if the L'&klmo. his latest con
tribution being uu account of meeting
cevcral hundred tribesmen who, though
they 'had never been a white man, were
"mora exemplary In character and lu de
portment than civilised people generally
are." There Is not much reason to ques
tion this statement, but large-minded peo
ple may balk at the Implication of It,
which is that native races become civil
lsed only by contact with white.. We are
shipping many Bibles to Africa, for in
stance; but we continue to ballast the
cargo with rum.
tfall for Hot II loud.
.Willie Ihe season lasts the foot bait
killings almost keep pace with the
slaughter of the auios. It Is sad. It U
serious; but If foot ball were abolished
and all the autos piled up for burning
In a final auto-da-fe there would be no
let up of the strenuous life. The hot
blood finds vent, if not In one way In
tiroilagr lor Kt-oaouiy.
8t. Louis 1, lobe-Democrat,
it Is said that t'A.OtXi.OCO a year mii;ht
be saved In the fuel bl'.l of American loco
motives. That Is a small Item, compared
I with the economy that would result from
a better heating system for American
EEJLOtEER THE MAIKE!
l'altimore American: The Maine was
blown up by an outside explosion, by a
mine placed by Spaniards, and It was one
of the most despicable deed ever com-mlttf-d.
Spain paid the penalty and de
served to pay even a heavier one.
New York.-Tribune: The real cause of
the external explosion remains undiscov
ered. The secret of the Maine remains
hid, and probably always will thus re
main, unless the seal of secrecy .s broken
by a voluntary confession or by an acci
dental discovery, which there li no rea
son to expect." Perhaps It Is byst so.
Springfield Republican: The Spanish
government declined an lnvitatlrfn to be
represented at Havana in this latest in
vestigation, and the declination was evi
dently wise. It la possible that Spanish
and American experts would not have
agreed at all points. In their conclusions.
Amerleans, however, are likely to be very
few who will now doubt that the Maine
was blown up from the outside.
St. Louis Republic: While the final
American report confirms the oriainal
theory that the Maine wns destroyed "by
a mine. It Is to be remembered that in
pa In the historians have already made
up the record that the ship was sacri
ficed to the Ignorance and lack nf dis
cipline of its officers. Tills Is why Jo
seph H. Choate once remarked thnt torao
history Is true.
Xcvv York Sun: As the world will al
ways believe that the destruction of the
battleship Maine caused the Spanish
American war, and as the same onlulMii
prevails generally among' our own people,
and with, warrant, it in a great relief to
feel that to far as expert knowledge can
determine from an Inspection of the en
tire wreck as It lies bared to the sky,
the United States navy is not responsible
or tho disaster that was fraught with
such dire consequences.
, IndUnatlon at the Till.
Dr. Wiley says people who adulterate
food arc murderers. They will naturally
be Indignant, since their only desire Is
to Increase their profits, always regard
ing the deaths of consumers as being
The Mercer ot (iabfeats.
The proposal that Roosevelt address
fifty dinners in Nebraska simultaneously,
either by telephone or by phonogrAph,
suggests a way for President Taft 'to
avoid long-distance gabfests on the rail.
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Customer Wliy Co you call thla a eom-
Stationer After the first few rrcs It's
ruled like a memorandum book. Judge.
"They say w hrn you are operated on
once you are aj to be aealn."-
"That's quite true; I know by my own
experience. Wby, I have been operatei
on for appendicitis a number of t'.mes."
Teacher What did the Philistines say
after David had slain UolfahT
Willie Oh. I suppose they said, "Never
mind. The season' voune; yet. Wait liii
Pat id hits a slump." Puck.
"Yes, we paper-bagged the turkey at
oor hoarding house."
"It csme on the table four times, nnd
the fifth time we ata tho beg." Cleve
land linln l'ealer.
"You have a favorable report on tiies-
sample of beer you sent to the chemist?''
"What test did he use?"
"He diank them." Cleveland Plain
Clerk I'm afraid I can't let you havo
that rirun, sir.
Customer Why not? Do I look like a
man win would kill himself?
t ierk Well, I wouldn't so ro far as to
say that, sir: but If I looked like you 1
should be tempted. Washington Star.
Jack squinted at tho beanstalk and then
began to climb It.
"What for?" queried the bystanders.
"I am after the' big chaps higher tip,"
Jn tho chronlcirs of that ilav It la re
corded that he filially landed them. Chi
"Mr. p.ibliles. wag flint a Christmas
present you tere taking home last
"i wasn't taklnir anything home laflt
nlKht. Willie. What do you mean?"-
"Why. pa told ma this, morning he saw
you come home last n'is:ht with a larne
slxcd package on." Baltimore American
YE EARLY SHOPPEE.
She did her Christmas shopping early,
Selecting gifts with seal and care,
She arrived before the hurlyburly.
She was the earliest shopper there.
She had sent home the many parcels, "
IvXn mined them ahe read the books
She looked the articles all over .
And this did not improve their looks.
She thought she had considered dulv"
The gift best suited to each friend
And found she had mistaken truly
They seemed not fitting gifts to send.
She did her Xmas shopping early.
Thus helping girls who long must
I saw her a little later
She was talking to the exchance clerk.
Omaha BAYOLL NE TRBLE.
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Through railway onsf tanuhip fi'cAsf
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Sleeping car reservations and reservations
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