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abarrlkvera learlna; (lie city
temporarily ahll have Tin
Dee mailed ia them. Addreas
will be rkaatrd aa often aa
If jou haven't already, there la
Kill plenty of time to do It.
Uncle Sam may appear ridiculous
by being too rareful of Russia's feel
But Arizona, under the clreum
atanres, was expected to go demo
cratic. i What will congress do adjourn
-1-lf Mr. Bryan prolongs hla vlult In
Hankow la called the Chicago of
China, but we doubt If It can produce
a real Chicago statesman.
Kiotous old New lork would as
oon hoot down Andrew Carnegie as
n Irish "playboy" actor.
The wool growers are now learn
ing why Omaha is considered the
center of the banana belt
It Is fortunate for St. Louis that
last St. Louis Is In Illinois some
body might annex it to the big town.
;" Little Joe Brown seems to be the
lest little, governor Georgia can And
When big Hoke Smith is not on the
How gratifying it must be to King
George to find upon his arrival that
he la acceptable to India as its em
peror. An exchange reminds us that we
(: are . close to Christmas. Yes, and
r that reminds us that Christmas is
& tery close to us.
j If those Indiana republicans will
C atop disputing over whether Taft
r can carry their state, he probably
. will carry it easily enough.
fc '. ...
If former Mayor Schmidt does not
hurry up, Abe Reuf will get his fourteen-year
sentence served and over
With before the mayor gets started.
, The Atlanta Constitution says
Washington is Just now filled with
?; jockeys. ,And every now and then
p we seem to hear the bray of a don
New Orleans is being advertised
&s "Crescent City and Gateway to
the Panama Canal.'" Now, San Fran
cisco, take your old exposition and
The wool growers are getting
down to but-inens without any
preliminary flourishes. They know
what they want, and they are going
Reform is a relative term alter
all. What strikes us as reform
today, probably woujd hit the next
generatlou as the most radical tou
tervatisrn. Mayor "Jim" got back from Texas
better satisfied than ever that be cast
his lot with Nebraska. A fact the
Lono Star state, boosters should not
allow to escape them.
The Baltimore American says Bal
timore showed the weatern governors
the time of their lives." That is
going some, for some of those gov
ernors have had some times in their
The headlight of a motorcycle In
f ttrrupted a highwayman and saved
his victim, thus proving these con-
traptlons have a use beyond disturb
f log the peace and frightening pedes-
Our friendly correspondents are
gradually getting the Adam and Eve
controversy settled, ' shoving the
blame off by degrees onto old Adam's
boulders, where it. doubtless, be
longs. But, as man to man, do you
Dane A dam I .
No Mincing of Words with Raisin.
The paasane by the house by
tru tit ally n unanimous" vote of the
joint rraolution revoking the 1832
treaty with Ruasla with the declara
tion that RueMa lias "vloliited" the
compart, j n fairly accurate index
to the temper of the American people
on the subject of Rtioaia's Inaolent
disregard of her obllgutiors and our
rlchts, find ought to bo very solemn
notice to that country to this effect.
The more diplomatically inclined In
the houao objected to saying that
Russian liRd ' violated" the treaty,
preferring to put It that Russia had
not "construed" it as we had, but the
majority insisted on mincing no
wordH and staling fhe facts In the
There tomes a time when comity
cannot claim precedent over all other
consideration", and that time cer
tainly has come In the history of this
treaty. The I'nlted States has waited
ncnrly eighty years for Russia to
observe the. treaty; why wait any
longer? Talk of war, of course, is
folly. There is no thought or need
of that. It would be a fine come-off
If a nation could not take steps to
respect Itself, to Invite the respect
and confidence, of all Its own citizens.
to say nothing of the outside world,
for fear of war. As President Schur
ii) mi of Cornell has said, it is no
longer a question of commanding
respect from Russia so much as it is
first of commanding respect from our
own people and keeping faith with
them. We, the United States, are on
trial, not Russia. Russia has had Its
trial and stands convicted before the
bar of universal civilization of de
liberate disregard of solemn treaty
obligations. It Is more a time for
action than arbitration. What is
there to arbitrate, when Russia for
eighty years' has refused even to en
tertain seriously the terms of this
treaty? We' wish t,he friendship, of
Russia, certainly, but not at the ex
pense, surely, of our own honor and
This -resolution, of. course, must
have the concurrent approval of both
houses to become effective. ' If it gets
that, as it evidently will, it ought Xo
have a very steadying influence on
Russia's i: general . .foreign., pqllcjr,
which has needed steadying for a
long time, '
Ceniorihip for Theaters.
The agitation for a board of.cen
sors' whose duty it shall be to pass
upon plays and spectacles being
presented at the Omaha theaters,
has not yet reached a point where it
may be said to bo a public demand
Maybe It never will reach that point
It is being put forward by a body of
young men whojiave devcHed a por
tlon, at least, of, their tlmeto.thg
effort of advancing the general cusJ .fr-JFT ...... , , . u
- , , ?i .t . ntnaTrne had tried to look upon the
v uiuiwftiiv aiuuR nun iuo.k aeeu-i aujtt
rect to them. This will be the great
est obstacle in the way of public
censorship: all men do not see things
from the same point of view, and one
may consider perfectly proper what
another will look upon as pernicious,
if not actually meretricious, and each
from his own standpoint will be
Demands for censorship of the
stage have arisen many times. The
history of the theater is a continual
repetition of the outcry against it
It is to the credit of the managers,
and particularly those of Omaha,
that they have sedulously endeavored
to prevent the presentation of any
thing that will give offense at thel?
houses. Omaha theaters are clean,
as will be evidenced from the fact
that thousands of men and women,
boys and girls, attend them each
week, and the general moral tone of
the city has not suffered In any way
because of the plays there presented.
Sufficient authority is already vested
In the city's executive officers to pre
vent the exhibition of any spectacle
or play that tends to deprave. The
general cause of public morality will
hardly be better served by placing
an extension of this authority in
the hands of a board, unless that
board Is composed of men of the
broadest culture and most ' liberal
views. Omaha needs a great many
things more than it needs a board
of censorship for the theater.
Diversity of Leg-iilation.
Senator Bailey takes the unpopu
lar aide of another piece of popular
legislation, the bill by Senator Borah
to establish In the Department of
Commerce and I-abor a children's
bureau to safeguard and protect the
intercuts of children who have to
work for a living. Bailey says the
bill Is "simply indefensible," when,
as a matter of fact, such a statement
as that and his position will, un
doubtedly, strike most people as' in
defensible. In the course of his attack upon
tbe bill, Senator Bailey makes a
point worth considering, it see ins to
us, namely, tbe ever-Increasing diver
Blty of subjects upon which congress
Is asked to legislate and the few it
refusua to legluiate upon. During the
Sixty-first congress 40,000 bills were
Introduced. It does not seam rea
sonable to suppose that 40,000 things
requiring legislation should come up
from one congress to another, as
Senate r Bailey suggeats, especially
tn view of tbe fact that only 100
bills were Introduced into the first
congress, which had upon It hand
the task of putting "Into operation
Ube greatest governmental expert-
ment In all history." Of course, the
diversity of politics and business
since then naturally would increase,
the diversity of legislation, but not
to such an extent, surely.
What Senator Bailey might have
noted was this, that one of the prin
cipal causes for all this hodge-podge
of legislation today Is the anxiety
of most members of congress to
authorize a few pet measures In the
effort to magnify their Importance
as lawmakers in the estimation of
their constituents. Kliminate that
and most of these 40,000 bills would
not bo Introduced.
The Supremacy of King Corn.
Most peoplo know that corn Is
king of American farm products, but
how many realize its incomparable
supremacy? The south boasts of its
cotton crop and it has reason to, for
It supplies the American and most of
the English mills, beside shipping to
other countries. In fact, the south's
cotton crop is three-fifths of the
world's supply and It undoubtedly
excites more world Interest in the
market than any other single pro
duct. The seed and fiber of this
year's crop is considerably less than
normal and yet It amounts to $775,-
The value of our last corn crop is
more than twice that much.
The last wheat crop In this coun
try Is worth about $600,000,000,
which, like cotton, Is a little below
normal. The oats crop comes to
about $380,000,000, which is 5-per
rent above the average for five years.
These staggering statistics, taken
from, the government's official state
ment, serve to impress us with the
Immensity and importance of Ameri
The value of our last corn crop is
but slightly less than that of cotton,
wheat and oats put together.
' Thus we may gather some idea of
the actual supremacy of King Corn.
This is all of trite interest to Ne
braskans, for their state is one of
the four greatest corn states. It en
ables them to nppreclate Nebraska's
Importance, not only in the agrlcul
tural world, but In the industrial as
well, for industry depends quite ex
tensively on King Corn today.
Thousands of people are employed in
factories where corn products are
manufactured and thousands of otb
ers in .the transportation and mar
ketlng of it.. And Nebraska, with its
average yield per acre of about twen
ty-flve bushels, has only begun to
cultivate and produce corn.
About this time twenty-one years
ago, a young man in Omaha stood
in front of a beautiful painting, and
after studying It for a few moments,
thfew n chair through the canvas,
1 jk awntalnjbrl Vi fi antlstn hv ..vln
rautare Just as Christ Would view it
ThaEplcture, restored, today hangs
M' tWIargest collection of works of
art in this part of the world at the
Llninger gallery, and is viewed by
thousands, no one of whom has ever
been heard to repeat the remark
made by the young man. Devotion
to the cause of Christ led him to
such an extreme of violence. As
Captain Cuttle would say, the moral
of this lies In the application.
The World-Herald having con
ceded the electoral vote of Indiana,
New York and Ohio to the democrats
in 1912, it seems useless to proceed
any farther with preparations for
the election. But why did the
World-Herald stop there?
be Jusy as easy to make
Tbe Real Estate exchange has a
proposal in connection with the Audi
torium purchase by the city that is
sound, and reasonable. An Inquiry
Into the financial affairs of the. com
pany ahould be made before any
definite steps are taken to acquire
the property for public ownership.
The Arizona experiment in gov
ernment is now well under way.
Wonder how long It will be before
the newly elected democratic state
officials are caught in some one of
the pitfalls spread for the unwary
foot of officeholders by tbe patent
back-action, double-geared constitu
tion of the new state.
In the campaign to build the Audi
torium the chief slogan was, "Make
Omaha the Convention City," and, of
course, that never could be done
without a convention ball. Haa
Omaha any cltlsen who cares to go
back a dozen years or drag his city
back that far?
Almoat $9,000,000 expended dur
ing the year for public schools in
Nebraska Is what keeps this state In
the front rank as having the lowest
percentage of Illiteracy In the coun
try. It is concrete proof of tbe pro
greaslveness of Nebraska along right
Tbe democratic county commis
sioners have succeeded In getting the
affairs of the unfinished county court
houae In a sadly muddled condition.
A thorough Investigation would seem
to be In order.
If moral . suasion ia more potent
than corporal punishment, as tbe old
time debaters had it, why wouldn't
women make better policemen than
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r COMPILED rilOM DU FILC9
fc-&3J DEC. 13.
Tlilrtr Years Agi
The second bp r man of the Entr Nous
club wit alven at tbe realdance of Mrs.
William Chamber. The favors. Imported
from Ciunther'a In Chicago, were un
usually rk h and el -mnt. and tn addition
ear-h member and hla lady was presented
with a aneHal favor by Mrs. S. N. Jones
and Mr. Mlltnn Barlow, cona'stlne of
at in Tiecktlea for tbe gentlemen iind
cachet bans for the ladlea. A number of
new flg'irea were danced, one of which,
the brick and cabbago head, was a de
cided innovation. The following- were
prcaent: Charles McCormlck, V. N. Craxy,
W. It- Wilbur, A. Remington, Robert
C.iirllcha, Moae Barkalow, Colonel Hharp,
George Jewett. K. P. Peck, the Mlaaes
Grace Char.ibera. Carrie Blahop, Mary
Knight, Carrie IJama. Ixui I jama, lioyt.
Mora Balcombe, Lottie Congdon and Mrs.
Th t.'nlty club gave another pleasant
pnrty at Htandard hall.
Mr a. Herman Kountie entertained a
large number of her friends at aladlna'
lunch, the table sat for seventy, was ele
gantly embellished with flowers, each of
tba guests receiving a handsome bouquet.
Universal opinion concedes the lunch the
moat elegant ever given In the city.
August Arendt was arrested by United
Ktatea Marahal Blerbower on a warrant
charging threatening Judge Dundy's life.
Humor had It that ha was also suspected
of knowing: something of the Wataon B.
fr-mlth murder, but nothing came of it
beyond arousing temporary excitement.
The ladles of the Ft rat Methodist Epis
copal church gave a aociable at the resi
dence of Mrs. C. II. Dewey on Twentieth
The Saratoga lyceum debated the ques
tion, "Resolved, That the Jury system
should' be abolished." Affirmative, Prof.
McPherson; negative, Mr. Llttlefield.
An Omaha crockery firm received
twenty-nine cases of crockery from a
Liverpool firm Imported direct.
F. J. McShane is offering a reward
for the return of a large silk neck hand
kerohicf lost between Pleasant street
and Nineteenth and Farnam.
Twenty Years Ago
Colonel H. , H. Horst, a prominent
mining man of Butte, Mont., came to
town with some ore for the smelter, re
porting great prosperity in "the great
est mining camp In tbe world."
The body' of Mrs. Max Meyer was laid
at rest at Pleasant Hill cemetery. The
obsequies were conducted at tbe home
of Rabbi Rosenau. The pallbearers were
Benjamin Newman, I. Oberfelder, S.
Katx, M. Ooldamlth, A. Pollack, . Sellg
sohn. Rome Miller, a hotel man of Norfolk,
with h's daughter and niece, waa reg
istered at the Paxton.
Mrs. Oenevra Johnson Bishop of Chi
cago arrived to sing for the Apollo club.
Manager William Lawler of the Eden
Mueee and bride returned from their wed
ding trip and were at the Dellone.
F. C. Parsons of Washington, V. C, In
the employ of the Department of. Agri
culture, was making a thorough examina
tion) of the. system of meat Inspection at
the South Omaha packing plants.
11. C. Miller, the well known grain
man of the Board of Trade, visited every
local raUroad freight office for informa
tion as to when the car famine blockede
would be raised, but trot no information.
Ten Years Ago
The Cay waa Sunday, but It afforded
little or no rest for the coat man, who
was kept buay trying to fill the bins that
the cold wave had emptied.
The poor of the city were being cared
for for tba first time on the basis of a
door-to-door canvass, practically.
Harry B. HuaXon of Keokuk, la., travel
ing aaleaman for the Bradford-Klnsler
Lumber company, returning from a trip
over Nebraska, reported much building in
. The weekly meeting of the Boer league
was largely attended at the Pax ton hotel.
These were elected a board of directors:
Frank T. Ransom, Ed P. Smith, J. F.
Coad, Ed J. Cornish. Edward Roaewater,
W. F. Qurley, R. I Metcalfe, John A.
Crelghton, Carl C. Wright. W. 8. Shoe
maker. Ernest Stunt, Dr. White, Captain
Parkhurst, . Dr. McCrann, " Richard
O'Keete, Judge Breen, Baltas Jetter.
I. W. Carpenter returned from Chicago.
Hon. Joseph Oberfelder managed to
wade- in through the ; anow". and against
the cold wind from Sidney.
Mrs. C. r. Southard, who has been
dangerously. I1U was reported to have
come through the crtaia aafely.
The Presbyterian church at Dundee was
dedicated. Dr. J. J. Lamps of the sem
inary related the history of tbe church;
Rev. T. V. Moore, pastor of Weatnilnater
church, prealded; Dr. Allison of Caatel
lar Street church, pronounced the open
ing prayer and Rev. E. H. Jenks of First
church preached the dedicatory sermon.
I People Talked About
The county clerk of Casa county, In
diana, as a means of boosting business
offers Christmas boxes to applicants for
marriage license. The coat of tba prises
la deftly attached to the license fee.
One hundred dollars a day for accom
modations at hotels In Delhi and 10 a
day for a three weeks' stay suggests that
ha dunbar bonl faces are working a good
thing on both aides as well as In the
middle of the street.
Dr. Wiley's pronouncement against
whiskers aa a menace to health is not
taken seriously by Honorable J. Ham
Lewis, democratic candidate for senator
In Illinois. J. Ham aterllises his n every
day and parts 'em In the middle.
The activity of rival publicity bureaus
Is spreading the news of Governor Wood-
row Wilson's application for an educa
tional pension prompts the doctor's
friends to file an appeal to the society
for the suppression of unnecessary solace.
Oeorge Turner, former L'nlted Slates
senator from the state of Washington,
haa been rescued from the "lame duck"
flock and placed on the International
waterways eommlaelon, a 17,600 a year
Jab held down by the late Senator Carter
Participants in the tar party shindy at
Shady Bend, Kan., are Juat beginning to
pay Uie price. Beatdee a Jail sentence for.
tour, those having visible property are
seeking a compromise on damage suits,
er hypothecate attachable aaaesta Tha
community, too, feels the blight of hu
miliating publicity and talk of changing
the aaai ef the village.
life Bee's Ldlcr Box
eera aad 1'ailna.
OMAHA, Dec. 11-To tha Editor of
The Bee: Do yrm not think that before
the city paya contractors for the Burt
street sower they should replace tha pave
ment In a pasalble' condition? In many
places It la hardly safe for a person to
walk over and Is surely not for a wagon
or automobile. But this Is In keeping
with all other contract work done for the
city of Omaha. Look at the sink holea
In the new paving on Harney and many
other streets. The city paya for good
work and It should be done. This Is
from a taxpayer.
J. B. BCOTT.
t afalr (a rloslneaa Men.
OMAHA. Dec. 12. -To the Editor of The
Bee: Each and every year the merchants
of Omaha receive a printed notice In
forming them that there Is due at the
city treasurer's office taxes which are
supposed to be paid on er before a cer
tain date. Wo do that year after year,
at least the most of us do.
This money la supposed to be for tho
purpose of paying the running expenses
of the city of Omaha.
You will note that I soy-year after
year we do this.
Now. I think as a taxpayer and a mer
chant of Omaha, that It is radically wrong
and unjust to these merchants, who do
business In Omaha, live here, pay rent,
buy their clothes, pay their grocery bills
and In fact practically spend their entire
Income In the city of Omaha, to permit
the practice of allowing what they call
Kike Houses to open up a temporary es
tablishment during the Christmas holi
days for the purpose of selling what is
known as Kike goods, or In other words,
fake merchandise to an unsuspecting pub
Competition of this sort to the lcgitl
mate merchant is manlfestedly unfair.
It Is unfair for the city authorities to
I don't care what license they pay, or
now legal It may be.
There Is no line of merchandise where
the publlo can be deceived In so easily as
furs, consequently It Is a difficult proposi
iu convince tne average fur-buying
public that they are buying nothing but
the cheapest of merchandise and paying
tne most exorbitant prices for the same.
nu i iriuai rmpnaiicai v wish tn mmv
again that It is unjust to the merchants
of Omaha to permit this practice.
Defends Mevlnar Pictures.
OMAHA, Dee. 11. To tbe Editor of The
Bee: Will you please publish the follow
"OMAHA, Dec. 11, 18U.-Ch.lef of Police,
City of Omaha, and the Elite Theater:
Gentlemen-Iii our day much la attempted
In the way of proper police regulation of
publlo amusements. I note In the daily
press the Issuance of a recent order on
the part of the police department pro
hlblting further exhibitions of pictures
of the Italian-Turkish war, as shown In
various theaters of this city and more
particularly the Elite theater. Thla was
done at the solicitation of a number of
Italians of this city. Inasmuch as the
act governs and affects many I am moved
to publicly enter protest to this regula
tion. "To any one who Is willing to In
vestigate the matter It must soon become
apparent that there was never to this
date any objectionable feature In the
war pictures as secured by Pathe Freree.
In fact, if ever there was any redeeming
feature about the animated pictures the
lnovatlon of this current toplo film Is
decidedly proper. I fall to see on what
ground our police department granted the
delegation of Italians the wish desired,
Certainly the great mass of Interested
moving picture goers was never taken
Into account. I believe there are many
who feel exactly as I do In the premises
and if their sentiments were conveyed
It would swamp the chief of our police
"Press dispatches have hlntes at times
at Italian atrocities In the present con
flict contrary to civilised warfare. Is It
fear . of possible, though Improbable,
revelation of the camera that these gen
tlemen were moved to deprive others the
right of giving the Italian nation Its
As It seems that there la an Insistent
demand for theater censorship, why not
place such matters for decision In compe
tent hands T We have, among others,
capable men In our Journalistic field.
Why not secure such men to pass upon
the merits of dramas? In passing It may
be stated that several of our newspapers
perform this very function If only people
would read and be guided by the better
It would seem fitting to have removed
this ban upon the pictures referred to."
Very truly yours.
ew Jersey Wilson.
NEWARK, N. J., Dec. 11. To the Editor
of The Bee: We of New Jersey liuvo
gained the impression that the people of
the middle west ere demanding our gov
ernor for the next president and we can
not understand it. Ho has been our gov
ernor but one year and has spent so
much of that time out of the state push
ing a candidacy of his own that our peo
ple have been asking themselves whether
we have a governor or not.
The writer has no candidate, to urge,
but as a devoted democrat for many
years and pleased with the outlook for
democratic success, he wonders If the
democrats really Intend to keep fulfilling
the deserved proverb, to make fools of
themselves whenever they get the chance.
Let your people make Inquiries and
satisfy themselves that they are not
being led on by honeyed speech la direc
tions where they will find sorrow. To
be a candidate for president we want
something more than words; something In
a man besides backbiting In his own state;
something In himself besides mere theory
and words. JERSEY DEMOCRAT.
Not T Is Cayaay.
HOT SPRINGS, 8. D., Dec. I.-TO the
Editor of. The. Bee: In a recent Issue
of your paper, your correspondent at
Hot Springs, 8. D., stated that the caute
of suicide of one of its cltisens was the
result of hiat having made Investment
In some Industrial enterprise. Inasmuch
aa your correspondent did not state the
nam of the company, I beg to state that
It was nor the Hot Springs Oypaum com
pany, and that the gsntlernan In question
was not interested tn any way In this
company. As we are putting In a large
gypsum plant at this place, I tnust ask
yeu In all fairness to us to Insert this dis
claimer la aa early Isua of your paper.
F. U. I'EiUtr. President.
POLITICS IN NEBRASKA,
reatrlce Run: Not much Is heard there
days of Bryan's Influence. He may have
some Influence In some parts of the coun
try, but Jt Isn't f-ared as it used to be.
Pawnee Republican: it's the notion of
a numner of political observers In this
neck of the woods that only the first
half of Senator llrown"a name will be
heard In the next t'nited States senate.
Hastings Tribune: Hastings hss not
been slow about organising a Taft club,
and the Indications are that It is go'.nR
to be right up ami coming with the
largest and most enthusiastic clubs of
Plattsmouth JournHl: Ernest Pollard
posing as a progressive. Wouldn't that
cork a wooden man? Wbv. there never
was a more complete standpatter In the
land than Pollard. Such politics as he
Is endeavoring to play is too braxen.
Beatrice Sunr W. II. Thompson, the
"Little Giant" of Oramt Island, has de
clared hla Intention of taking the demo
cratic nomination for t'nited Slates sena
tor to succeed Norris Brown. Mr.
Thompson has been a leceptlve candidate
for a good many years and his trusty
lightning rod Is still dolus business.
IIatingft Tribune: A. PhallenberRer
will have to get up and hustle it ho ha
any serious Intentions of making tbe race
for tha United States senate next yenr.
The way XV. 11. Thompson Is "swinging
around tba circle'' and lining things up
Is anything but elow. and the chances are
getting much brighter for his nomination
Alma Record: Tbe fact that W. It.
Thompson of Grand Island, who haa filed
as a candidate for the democratic nom
ination for United States senator, has
come out for W. J. Bryan and says he Is
the greatest living advocate of democratic
doctrines. Is causing considerable com
ment In this locality as to the probable
effect the declaration will have on A. C.
Oaklund Independent: Hon. C. It.
Gustabon of Mead,, Neb., representative
from Saunders county In the last legisla
ture, has been mentioned as a probable
candidate as lieutenant governor on the
republican ticket. He has the backing
of a number of prominent republicans In
the state. He Is taking the attitude of
a receptive candidate but does not wish
to force himself forward In the primary.
Oustafson Is the author, In conjunction
with another member of the legislature,
of the preeent closed primary law and
his record in the legislature Is very cred
itable. The Independent will look with
favor upon Mr. Qustafson's candidacy.
'Central City Republican and Record:
Clark Perkins, secretary of the State
Railway commission and lately Installed
editor of the Aurora Republican, arises
with an air of finality and superior wis
dom, and formally christens the chief
supporters of La Follette in Nebraska as
"lame ducks." We don't know, however,
but that It Is Just as well to be a lame
duck as one of the tribe of tame ducks to
which Mr. Perkins belongs.. At worst the
lame duck is one of the transitory stages
toward the development of the tame duck.
It Is only after the wild duck has been
lamed And maimed that he can be cap
tured, and domesticated, and made to an
swer to his roaster's voice. There was a
time when Clark's resonant "quack,
quack," shrilled out over the sandhills up
tn tbe neighborhood of St. Paul, giving
his fellows warning of approaching po
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litical dangers and leading them to places
of safety. Later Clark was 'iamed" and
gathered In by the bait of a good office,
and he haa been fed and petted until he
la thoroughly domesticated. Now he Is
being put out as a decoy In hopes of lead
ing real progressives Into the Stand rat
blind. The warm sheltered haunts of
captivity have given a different timbre
to Clark's voice since the time that he
roosted free and Independent on the blent
sandbars, and It Is not likely that many
of his former companions will be deceived
by his call.
WHITTLED TO A POINT.
"Yes." says the owner of the auto. "I'll
sell you the machine Just as It stands for
five thousand each." .
"Is that your upset price?" asks the
"Ves," Interjects the small m of tbe
owner. "That's Just why pa wants to sell
it. It upsets every time It turns a cor
tier." Chlt'aeo Post.
"Nature lias a strenuous wav of doinj
with the twenty-four hours, hasn't she.'
"Doesn't she make the day-break, ti e
nlR-htffl.il and the noon full?" Baltimore
"Are you going to make any New Tear
resolutions this year?''
"I ought to do it," ld Mr. Ditstin
Stnx, "hut I'm so tremendously busv 1
Buess I'll have to turn the Job over to'my
clerks." Washington Star.
".Madam," remarked the weary wav.
rarer with the bandaged eye, "I was not
always as you nee me now."
"I know It," replied the stem-visAged
woman at the bsck door. "The last time
you were here you had on a deaf and
dumb sign." Puck.
"I understand that there was a lament
able auto accident at this corner last
"You were misinformed."
"Why, I heard that a Joy rider was
"There was." Houston Post.
Mrs. Hourekeep (to tramp) Why don't
yon look around for work?
Tramp-l'm troubled wid a stiff neck,
mum. Boston Transcript.
With a sudden lunge Count Boylon de
Pakkovlsnek tore a small hole In his ad
versary's shirt front.
"Honor-r-r las satisfied!" he exclaimed,
sheathing his sword.
The surgeons concurring, the affair was
declared settled. Chicago Tribune.
AS TO QUEER NAMES.
The man from Punxsutawney and
man rrom Kokomo
Discussed the Chinese troubles, and the
first said "Don't you know.
I think these Chinese names are queer
enough to stop a clock."
"That's right!" replied another man from
The man from Kokomo observed, "By
Ringer! that's a fac'I
That's what my brother says he lives
down here in Hackensack."
And still another stranger said the man's
comment waa true;
And added, with a smile of pride, "My
home's In Kal'maxoo."
Another man took tip the strain, "Now,
down Skowhegan way
And up at Ypsilantl we speak It every
The names are ell uncivilized and heathen
In their ring.
That's what I told my uncle yesterday in
- Ishpemlng." .
"Hohokus Is my native town." another
"And I think all these Chinese names
the worst I ever read."
"Quite true." agreed a quiet man;
they're certainly uncanny.
That's what my neighbors all assert In
Tall Holt, Indianny."
is absolutely pure.
It ought to be because
it is distilled 4 times
(Ordinary wnlsfcsy not mora than twice)
bottle is sealed with
S. Government Stamp. S O
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