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Only I-'-ent Mxrop rclved In payment
cf email acronnta. I'eraonal rherk. ex
cept on Omaha and eastern exchange, not
Omaha The Hee Puildlnif.
South Omahn-rxi N. .t
Council niuffe. I.'i P-ott t.
'blrR IMS Mr.iicue Itnll.iine.
KaliM) f'itv Reliance HulldlnaA
New Yotk-34 Went Thirty-third.
Waahlngton-TS fourteenth Ht. X. W.
f'omniunical Inna relating to new and
editorial matter Fhould he addreoaed
Dmr.ha TW. Kdltorlai Ieprtment.
Mate of Kehraftka, County of Totila. :
Dwlifht William, circulation manager
f the Reo PuhllRhlna; company, being
duly aworn, aays th3t the average dally
circulation, lean apoiied. unuaed end re
turned eoplea, for th month of Novem
ber, mi, u yy.m.
Htihcrllel In my presence and aworn to
before ma thl Cth day of Decern her, 1911.
(Seal) ltOHKKT IIL'NTKH,
Pabeerlbere leawlna; the elly
temporarily ahonld have The
Bee mailed is them. Addreaa
will tn (aaagei oftest as
The rarVajre trust does not be
lieve. In a parcels post.
T. Fortune's Ryan's parents must
have been Inspired when they named
Also, you will make a big hit
with the girl at the counter by
The Carnegie twenty greatest men
does not include any builder of the
The Express trust still holds onto
its lead pipe, though, for some mys
Gene Debs has not been talking
much for publication, outside of
Glrard, Kan., of late.
The McNamara trial, as far at it
went, cost Los Angeles county more
than $142,000. What if It had been
r That : Texan named Shoot who
married a widow upon ten minutes'
acquaintance, must bo of. the hair
trigger caliber." 11
Nebraska is getting its full share
of advertising out of the McNamara
esse, but could Just as well get along
without the publicity.
A deadly pall of silence seems to
liavo fallen over those conservation
ists since Secretary KUher made his
report. Speak up, gents.
The sheep men are surely having
ft good time in Omaha. They have
learned by added experience that
Omaha hospitality is of the real sort.
; The St. Louis jury (hat Is now on
Strike bids fair to establish a pre
cedent in Judicial procedure, but the
Judge w 111 .still, have the last word.
j In a ' card . game at Newport re
cently,, gentlemenpulled their guns,
which shows 'that the new east 'has
not passed, even if the old went has.
' Before Kngtand faints over Italy's
harsh Invasion of Tripoli, it had bet
ter' consider iPH secret agreement
with Russia to chew. up little Persia.
President Taft Jnlttated the fed
eral investigation Into the case of
the dynamiters, it develops, and he
did it so quietly, therefore effec
Senator 'Ilalley, the logician, ar
gues thut since, this couutry has pro
duced snch men as Senator Koran
of Idaho there is no need for it to ex
ercise maternal care, over children
working In factories. Wonderful.
A New Gcrsey democrat writes to
The Dee that the people there are
not very strong for Wood row Wilson
for president He will find consid
erable sentiment of tho same sort
throughout the country.
' Former Senator Iiurkett says that
former President Roosevelt is firm
in his declination not to be a presi
dential candidate. But neither the
former senator nor the former presi
dent understand the effectiveness of
Colonel Yelser's persistence. When
It comes to the finish, "Teddy" will
have to run either for the presidency
or for seclusion.
: The little row that has arisen in
the socialist party at PeatrU-e will
give a better understanding to the
nature' of . that organization. The
'socialist mayor has been asked to
iesign because, he, did not confine
Lis appointments strictly to mem
bers of the party, and replies to the
demand thst he is no longer a mem
ber of -the party. Prosperity vems
to hf'-t tbeut all very much the
aaiue.i , .
Wool and the Wearer.
President Gooding of the National
AVool Growers association makes a
very strong argument for his side of
the tariff question. Ills comparison
of wages and conditions of life
In the wool Industry In the United
States and In countries that furnish
competition Is one of the most per
It Is entirely out of the question
that sheop herding can be carried on
In the I'nlted States on the basis
of forf'lgn countries because of the
different conditions that prevail, so
for the mere matter of wages alone,
the wool grower la entitled to the
protection afforded by the duty on
foreign wool. But the most serious
point raised by Mr. Gooding Is the
charge that neither the grower of
the wool, nor the maker of the cloth
shares In the high price that is ex
torted from tho wearer of the
clothes. This Is a condition for which
the tariff Is In no way responsible,
and no amount of legislation by con
gress can have any serious effect
upon It. Whether the charge to the
wearer is greater than conditions
Justify can only be determined by a
thorough investigation into tho
economic phases of the quontlon.
The wool passes through many
hnnds on Its wny from the sheep's
back to the back of the man, and
profits are taken at every step. To
determine whether those profits are
too high will necessitate an inquiry
into every aspect of the service. The
question is too much involved to per
mit of an offhand answer, but the
esse for the wool man could scarcely
be presented with greater force than
It was in Mr. Gooding's address.
Department of Justice.
Even from a strictly financial stand
point the Department of Justice has
paid this last year, as Attorney Gen
eral Wlckersham shows In his annual
report to congress; paid, that Is, in
the simple sense of taking in more
money than it paid out. It secured
for the government in fines, recov
ered customs and the like. $4,204,
115, and It spent in maintaining
Itself and all Its aggressive . work
$3,223,773, leaving a balance.,. .
Dut this Is, of course, not the test
of the department's efficiency; it is
probably the .least important of; all
considerations by which to Judge of
the service it has rendered the coun
try. In many respects the last year
has been the most important of all
yeara in the history of trust prose
cution, or prosecution pf violations
of the Sherman anti-trust Irw, which
is coming to be the big feature of
this department's work. For, while
not all tho important results reached
came from work initiated during the
year, some did and others came
from work begun during the present
administration. At any rate, we
may be sura that the Department of
Justice under Attorney General
Wlckersham; has been and still ' Is
a very busy arm of the government.
One thing for which the couutry
has especially to thank this depart
ment is the rigid enforcement of
the customs laws. This Is a reform
of very extensive influence and the
more difficult to achieve because It
bad through long years of practice
become fashionable if possible to
beat these; laws.
In the matter of anti-trust suits
the Taft administration has, up to
November 1, prosecuted or begun
thirty-seven, tho last one being
against the United States Steel cor
poration, the greatest of all ever at
tempted by the government. Presi
dent Roosovelt established the record
of forty-four such prosecutions from
September 14, 1910, to March 4,
1909, through three attorneys gen
eral, Messrs. Knox, Moody and
Bonaparte. Nothing like this had
ever been done up to this time.
September 14, 1901. to March 4,
attorneys general. Messrs. McKenna,
Griggs and Knox, started three
prosecutions from March 4, 1897, to
September 14, 1901. This shows, as
compared with tho Roosevelt and
Tart records, the evolution sudl
growth of public sentiment with ref
erence to trust regulation. President
Cleveland (started eight suits in his
second term, through Attorneys
General Olney and Harmon, and
President Harrison's attorney gen
eral, Mr. Miller, started seven.
New York provluclallsm vill out.
It will have its say In Maxlne
Elliott's theater. Carnegie hall or
upon the public thoroughfares dur
ing a garbage haulers' strike, it does
not matter which. The time, the
place aud the occasion have appar
ently little, to do with It. except pos
sibly, to define the personnel. Racial
resentment was charged with the
demonstrations against "The Plsy
boy of the WesternWorld." but that
does not explain the riot that broke
up the world peace assemblage la
Carnegie hall. It Is probably the one
place in the I'nlted States where An
drew Carnegie would bb denied the
courtesy or making a public address
according to arrangement. And oth
ers cs distinguished as Mr. Carnegie
endured the same treatment. The
bedlam was such as to necessitate an
abrupt adjournment by the chairman.
Joseph II. Choate, former ambassa
dor to the court of SU Janus, before
Mr. Carnegie and others could speak.
Evidently the subject of world peace
has a grating sound to the tar of
some New, Yoikers. Tutlr rlotlug
gave a groat setting to the plar. Was
it Just a mob thnt turned the hull
Into pandemonium and broke up a
gathering led by men of International
eminence? . Mobs do not ordinarily
gather at Carnegie hall, any more
than at Maxlne Klllott's theater,
though. Tho provincial's last re
course Is violence.
It Is generally agreed that the
commercial success of the Panama
canal to this country at large de
pends chiefly upon what the tolls
are. They mimt be low enough to ef
fect by competitive influence trans
portation on land and give the ship
per the relief he deserves. John
Barrett, director general of the Pan
American union, declares that these
tolls should be fixed at the lowest
possible figure aud that they can
not be made too low. If they are
fixed ot $1.30 a ton, as Is being
agitated by certain Interests, he de
clares they may effect a decrease
annually of $7!,000,000 to the com
merco of this nation, whereas if 50
cents a ton is the figure, he Bays It
will mean to the city of Philadelphia
alone In tho next three or four years
an Increase in export trade of $20,-
Mr. Barrett makes the unpleasant
There In an apathctln condition In
conBrrJn, prompted, I believe, by power
ful Influencru, to make the tolls aa hlKh
sa poHKlblfl, wlills the, general eentlment
of the country la to have the tolls fixed
at a figure which will make poaxlble
aucccanful competition In trnnaportlng the
commerce of the nation.
But the popular idea now seems
to be that these tolls should be fixed,
not by congress, but by the presi
dent; that this Is an administrative
problem. Emory R. Johnson, a stu
dent of the situation, insists upon
this plan. In a recent discussion of
the subject he said:
Undoubtedly congress will ( this winter
Include In Its canal leglalatlon a grant of
authority to the president to decide what
the tolls shall be and to. make such
changes In them from time to time as
may bo Jimtifled by the volume of traffic
snd the amount of revenue obtained from
Congress, therefore, whll it may
not make the tolls, has the power to
deflno tho authority for making
them. It Is to bo hoped that Mr.
Barrett has misinterpreted the tem
per of congress on this subject, for
It would be extremely unfortunate
not to give this matter the most
earnest consideration, and that, too,
at the earliest possible date, for the
fjxlng of tolls must bo done far
enough ahead of the opening of the
canal to enable shipping companies
to adjust their affairs to the sched
ules. I ' -
President Woodbury's latest offer
to the Water board ought to open
the way to immediate construction
of the additional supply main and
extension of service throughout the
city. It is by far the most liberal
offer yet made, as it not only recog
nises the fact that the city will soon
come into permanent ownership of
the water plant, but gives the Water
board the choice of putting In the
mains at its own expense or requir
ing the company to do so, the cost
to be added to the purchase price.
Unless some unforeseen obstacle Is
Imposed, the work on this improve
ment should shortly be under way.
From the lofty height where he
sits alone, Socialist Berger takes a
sweeping view of the proceedings In
the house, and hit tho bull's-eye
squarely when he told the democrats
they were after votes, and not trying
to do any permanent good by their
precipitate actlon.v A half-baked
Pension bill, the Sulzer resolution
and similar proceedings, furnish
bait for thoughtless voters and are
not intended as serious acts of legis
lation. The haste with which congress Is
proceeding In the matter of abro
gating the Ruhslan treaty seems more
political than practical. Nothing
would havo been lost by waiting for
the communication the president
promised after the holiday recess,
but the democrats are bound to get
all tho campaign material obtainable
In the present session.
Emperor William's three K's re
ceived a severe jolt at the meeting
where a resolution to prevent com
pulsory military service for women
was Introduced. If her sphere Is to
be extended beyond "kinder, kirch
si hen und kuchen" . lovely woman
might as well serve In the army If
sbo wants to.
Tho "original Bryan paper" re
cently said of Governor Wijson that
"As an orator and rhetorician the
brilliant governor of New Jersey is
well qualified to Wear the mantle of
Mr. Bryan." And It begins to look
as If he were fitting himself for Mr.
Bryan's hoodoo, also.
Put Nfcota at the Hot,.
New York World.
Tho army, according to the secretary
of ur, la wholly unprepared for anything
An the ocnato la unprepared to help
Mar llrauta fur Kalrvlew.
HI. I.ouia UlolM-iiiiocrat.
It miwt grfatlfy the aoul of the peerless
luader lit Nebraska to find that In a
newspaper poll of thouaands of Ohio
democrat aa to their choice of presiden
tial canclt, Ultra, a per cent were for him
and only a per cent for Harmon. This
victory over Harmon in hi OHn tale i a
star la a UwuJy uiUl ut XiutyU
lhisDav in Omaha
r COMPILED I HOM BF.E PILES
Thirty Years Ago-
Mr. and Mr. Oeorgs C. ls-U were
the victim of a' Hiirprise . party by a
number of their friend on North Eigh
teenth atreet. Among thoee pronent were
Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Bailey, Mr. and Mr.
II. K. Harnham. Mr. and Mrs. Walker,
Mr. and Mm. William Brown, Mr. anJ
Mrs. M. Klllott. Mr. and Mrs. .Bates,
Mr. and Mrs.' II. A. Jlaekell, Mrs. I. T.
Haekell, Mr. V. Aainim, Mlas Katie Enl
ley. Mien Mamie Hodges, Miss Ines Has
kell. Fiank Patrick. Frank Jlallfly, Wil
liam Troughton, H. Small, William Tiset,
George IlHlley and Charles KVet.
Governor ,t. John of Kansas lectured
at the First Methodist Episcopal church
on temperance, the edifice being- only
comfortably filled. "The lecturer Is a
man of medium atattite, nervous arid of
wiry constitution and very preposing in
The Ieiivltt Gurgnntean minstrels ap
peared at Boyd's. The piece de resistance
was :i burlesque on Hocasi la.
A surprise parly swooped down on A.
rtosenberry, tho contractor and builder,
on the ocraelon of hla thirty-seventh
birthday, tho crowd being made up of
hla employes and friends, who presented
him with a coffee set. The doners were
M. S. MartlnovlU'h, C. O. Tullln, W. Con
lln, Ira Pritchard, It. Thomas, P. Sperl
ing, Foster & Gray, Chicago Lumber com
pany, A. 1 Strang, I. Koalmsh, K. Front,
A. Htohl, A. Malberg, A. Jansen, E. Hlx,
K. Hollenhcrk, C. Hatbeln, J. Kendall, J.
Loftus, H.NIcli and A. Swanaon.
The new Ilohemlan theater recently
built In Kessler's garden on South Thir
teenth street cost I3.M0. Tho auditorium
has a high arched celling, and seats 400
Mr. B. Lehman has purchased the prop
erty on'the southwest comer of Twelfth
and Douglas, formerly owned by H. Latey
and now occupied by a drug atore. II
intends to remodel It and fit It up aa a
The grand Jury for two weeks Investi
gating the Smith murder adjourned with
out any action In the matter.
The chllds' hospital for the care of
sick and Indigent children was formally
opened this afternoon and evening. Bis
ter Sarah is in charge.
J. If. Wells formerly of Detroit, has
been made assistant manager of the
Omaha office of 1L G. Dun & Co.
Twenty Years Ago
Mrs. Klisabrth Staley, wife, of J. F.
StaJoy, died at their home, 116 North
Twenty-U1! street. after an Illness of
Olie -VeaJ. A hllhrwl an A ml v
surd her as well' as two sisters," Mrs.
r..C". rttuner and Mrs. John QuIU. - .
II. W. Baxter, division aunerlntnndent
of tho Union Pacific at Cheyenne, was
it tho Fax to a.
O. 1 Williams. A. Delonir. Thnm.ia Itnl-
lock and J. A. West of Fremont, left
Omaha for a hunting camialgn hi Texas
Marriage licenses were Issued to these
couples i .Thomas W. IJndley, 23. and
Flora M. (Jarlln. 23: Don . Tata . 7B ,(
Hulda Green, 10; W. 'August Plel,' 21, and!
..miun. ivueane, ai; rea llulie, 24, and
ICmma Edlnger, 23. '
Dick Moore, the pugilist, who was put
to sleep sometime previous bv Tm Knlmit
at South Omaha, was again knocked out.
mis time by, Judga Helsley. who aent a
thirty-day sentence' at him straight from
Clinton K. Dixon was fining imiu. n
the federal court before Judge Dundy of
murdor In the first degree tor the killing
of Corporal Carter of the United Hi..
army. Dixon was a trumpeter and both
were members of tho Sixth cavalry ata
iloned at Fort Niobrara. Tho murder
was the culmination of a bitter feeling
wuicn arose wnesi Carter drove certain
women with whom Dixon had been in
timate away from the fort. District
Attorney Uaker pleaded for the limit ot
the law In the sentence.
Fire broke out on tho fnurlh
the Paxton hotel and did a few hundred
dollars of damage before overcome.
Ten Years Ago
"The Omaha Hoots smile at the lowering
mercury and the thlckeninr i. e,.
makes curling good. "Noo, break me an
ss on tnot, shouts James C. Lindaay,
aa he surveyed the congealod body of
water, the lake. "Mori, mon. but that's
a bargain! Poop er sp! Hoot, mon!"
Kuward Roaewater addressed the Young
Men's club of the First ivh
urch on "The Machine in Politic" at
the home of the pastor, He v. U, li. Jenka.
Mrs. James F. Weart of Cherokee. Ia.,
was the guest of hor sister Mrs. Harry
t curl .
The election contest ca ,f r,'ri
Unltt agulnht Harry Miller was con
tlnued in the county court until the Jan
Women Interested In the nrolei t to .-,.,
a building for woman's DhUicnthn.i.L..
such as tho Young Women's Christian uJ-
aoaation, aent a delegation-Mrs. George
Tllden, Mn, W. F. Harford and Mra,
Kmma t Jtyers to the Ministerial union
to present the plans and the mlnur.
gave hearty endorsement to them, pledg
ing ineir moral support.
Mrs. Charlton entertained the Slx
Handcd Euchro club, Mrs. Funkhouser,
Mrs. lYltchett and Mrs. Ltndsev helnJ
awarded the prizes.
Airs. C. K. llunnester, Jr., left for Chi
cago to spend the holidays with her
Prof. Richard T. EIv. bead nt th. rt-
partment of economics of the University
or vwsronsln, was the guest of Victor
Roaewater, formerly one of his students
at Johns Hopkins.
People Talked About
Mrs. Hetty Green remarks that Ameri
cans are money mad. A contented plutess
with millions to command can afford the
James F. Greek makes the eighth sky
scraper suicide recorded In Chicago.
Greek leaped Into Into the well of Ma
sonic temple from the nineteenth floor,
snd mudo a mesa of the cigar stand on
the ground floor. The temple and the
Chamber of Commerce building each has
a score of four leaps to death.
Chester O. French nent Into a Seattle
barber shop to be shaved and found Mitts
Florence Tarbell's chair vacant. When
she had shaved blm he said It was the
beat shave he ever had and asked her to
shave him tor life. Bhe said she couldn't
take a dare and they were married In
the shop. i Next! '
Crown Prince Frederick William of
Germany, whiua recent oppoakien to'the
chancellor In the Keichetag ao excited his
father's wrath. Is, a fervid admirer of
NaiHileon, and hla study la filled with
relics of his country's conqueror. Includ
ing medallions and busts repteaeuilug
tiUU.&l Y&XluLU. SfiUl
In Other Lands
Side Mghre oa What Is Transpiring-
Among the .Mear anal
Far Nations of the Earth.
lOvrata la China.
For the first time since the Manchu
conquest of China, nearly 3K) years ago.
the abdication of Prince Chun places a
Chinese on equal terms with a Manchu
in exercising Imperial power. .Vhl-H:tu Is
a Manchu, Hsu Slil Chang a'C'hinese. For
the moment both are the custodians of
the rlglOs of the throne. Hut as events
are moving rapidly in the Celestial em
pire these clays. It Is useless to speculate
on what the twin rulers will do or what
will happen to them. The Imposing fact
In the progress of events there Is the re
tirement of Prince Chun, whose regency
was stormy from the first. Ho tried to
bold a middle ground, which pleased
neither the Manchu reactionarales nor the
native progressives. Ho has handled the
existing crisis with perhaps something
less than Ms old-time vlKor, and recent
reports hHe hinted that bis mind was
weakening. Prince Chun la tho father ot
tbe Infant Emperor Pu-YI, w ho was born
In February, 1906, and succeeded his
uncle, the late Vmperor Kwang-Su, In
November, I'm. After Kwang-Su and the
mnch more Influential Empress Dowager
Tsi-An died, within a few days of each
other. Prince Chun, In the resulting con
tusion, proved to be the most competent
and clearest headed of the Manchu
princes and became the ruler of the em
pire. Is Tripoli a t.old llrlckf"
The National Geographic Magazine ot
Washington, D. C, adds weight to opin
ions expressed abroad that Italy in tak
ing over Tripoli, annexes a gold brick.
Italian political writers who picture the
region aa one of surpassing prospects
draw the rainbow colors from - ancient
accounts of the great nesa of Trlpolltanta
under Roman rule, but modern explorers
Intimate that ancient writers frequently
exaggerated. "The only scientific Inves
tigation of tho resources ot the soil,"
saya the Washington authority, "we owe
to a commission sent out to Cyrenalca by
the Jewish Territorial organisation to
examine the territory proposed for the
purpose of a Jewish settlement Prof. J.
W. Gregory, the head of 'that expedition,
came to the conclusion that the general
reports ot the former wealth, dense popu
lation and exceptional fertility of Cyre
nalca have been exaggerated. Although
the soil Is excellent. It is patchy, and the
country is better suited for pastoral
than for agricultural occupation. Owing
to the scarcity of water, the country
could ; never have supported.; and never
will'support, a dense population. Storage
of water presents difficulties, owing to
the porosity of the soil." With slight
modification the same conclusion applies
to Tripoli, which has never been exam
ined scientifically. "Italy's sanguine
proKpects of mineral and agricultural
wealth are bnsed on no solid grounds,"
concludes the magazine. ,
Troubles of Infant Hepnblle. , -,
Portuguese, charmed by the lute ot
politicians before and after the'' over
throw of the monarchy, are beginning to
realize that progress and prosperity de
pends not upon political laws and prom
ises, but upon Individual Industry. The
change of government brought prosperity
to new officeholders, but the multitude
had to be content with promises. As a
means of satisfying an appetite prom
ises are not rated high In Portugal and
tho tiatlves set up a rear that was heard
In Lisbon and caused the downfall of the
Chazaa ministry. But the republican
factions In the new congress, realising
the risk of a division with a monarchlal
menace along the border, hurriedly got
together and pledged united support of
the new Vasconuellas ministry. The dec
laration of the policies of the ministry
won a vote of confidence In the congress.
The program promised that the govern
ment would carry out a radically anti
clerical policy as regards sects. Laws
relative to tbe electoral system, defining
ministerial responsibility aud reorganiz
ing the Judiciary would be Introduced, It
said; reports on the national finances
would be laid before the congress without
reservation; the navy would be improved;
the relations ot the working class with
the employers would be the subject of
consideration and the colonial organiza
tion and the budgets would be subjects
of serious revision.
Japan Wants Peace.
Dr. David Starr Jordan, president of the
Stanford university, recently caie back
from a tour of Japan, and Corea. In
Japan he addressed alxty-four gatherings,
talked with numerous officials, asked
questions and kept his eyes and icars In
action during a tour of six weeks. Ills
opinions on Japan as a war menace
should cany weight with Americana who
are not hopelessly Ilobsonised. "In re
gard to Japan," said Dr. Jordan In a New
York .Interview, "1 found the attitude
ot the. people very much the same as here
or In France, except that Japan haa lately
had a hard war and the people realise
the strain produced aud left by war as
no other tuition doea. True, they achieved
victory, but that lias not made their bur
den any less. Taxation Is very heavy.
The total estimated value of property is
!7,OuO,ooo.U"U and the taxes amount to
about JltiO.OOO.U), of wnlch the Interest on
the-wsr debt amounts to VT,0(A,QoQ. There
is a very high Income tax; the govern
incut ha monopolies on salt, tobacco and
camphor, -and owns the railways and be
sides there Is a wry high protective
tariff. This last tends to Interfere with
rather than beteflt the Japanese manu
facturers, for the reason that It makes
dlftlcur. the muklng of goods for the
Chinese market, w.llcti demands cheap
ness. The talonjft ministry, which went
in last suntmer pledged to greater econ
omies that the Katsura eople were and
has cut down the military and naval esti
mate, which makes Japan the first coun
try In the world in which such expendi
tures have had any real check."
Aaatrnlta'a Defense System.
The defetise system for Australia
planned by General Lord Kitchener as
rewards the land force and fir Reginald
Henderson as regards the iravy, has been
fairly launched throughout the common
wealth. In the budget proposed by Irlme
Minister Fisher at Melbourne last month
a total outlay ot t.'.916.0u0 Is proposed for
military and naval purposes. Including
tl.0U0,M) to be tid to the Imperial gov
ernment under the naval agreement and
IT.iTj.UOO toward the construction of the
Australian fleet unit. Altogether
youths between the ages of 11 and li
years have been registered as liable for
the military service. Of these 1U2.1IH have
been examined and tG.TT passed as medi
cally fit. At the end of September 87, M
lads were actually under military training.
EaUi'jejir.li3 XSWJUU Are to. fcs .dVtsd
into the naval reserre. There was no
difficulty in obtaining the necessary num
ber of volunteers. The naval srrvlre la
proving unexpectedly popular In Aus
tralia. Wben the time comes to man the
Australian until of the Imperial fleet no
dlfflcultyis expected In getting the neces
sary number ot bluejackets from the ex
isting naval reserve and corps of naval
STATE PRESS COMMENT.
Geneva Signal: The newspaper men of
the state are mighty sorry about the
Lincoln Journal poet's lamo leg, but it
la better that the leg should limp than
the verBe. Phlebitis may lay Vr. Blxby
low, but nothing ever puts a limp Into
Blue Springs Sentinel: Why la not Ne
braska on the governor's train? It sterna
to have lost out on a good advertising
Bloomlngton Advocate: The contract for
tho building of the agricultural collcKe
building has been let to an Omaha firm
for t:,VM. This Is but the beginning of
another trM upon the public treasury.
Kearney Hub: Governor Aldrich's criti
cism of the fee system of the state uni
versity appears to be. In the main, very
much to the point. The university should
be tho poor boy's school. Tho cost of an
education there should be carefully held
down. Falling to do this the normal
schools will draw many of the best younir
men of the state. Our entire educational
system comprising the public schools, the
noimal schools and the university should
bo "common" In the true sense and pro
vide all possible encouragement for the
ambitions young man and woman with
little means to avail themselves of the
best that education affords.
York Times: There Is not a criminal
case, on the docket of the district court
this term. This has hnrpened so many
times that It seems to be a habit with
York people not to go wrong.
Beatrice Express: The Icpal advisers
of Omaha voters have decided that "vote
for seven" will be the advice on the pri
mary ballots for the election of city com
missioners next spring, similarly, Bea
trice voters will voto but for three at
the primary, thought the six highest at
the primary will be placed on the regular
ballot. To tho. casual observer this has
seemed the only possiblo way, but cer
tain parties in Omaha woto of the opin
ion that the primary voter had a right
to vote for fourteen, even though but
seven could be elected at the regrular elec
tion. Nolhlna Small About I'nclo Sum,
Chicago Inter Ocean. '
Estimates for running tho government
for the next fiscal year, as submitted to
congress Monday, contemplate a saving of
over 11,000,000 as compared with 1!U1-1!I2.
Still, the estimates total r745.fW4.4:.3. There
Is , nothing small a bout Uncle Sam's
fortable in your home, no matter what the weather without
The Perfection gives a strong, widespread heat, and gives it
quickly. It is always ready for use and burns nine hours on a single
filling no more trouble than a lamp. It can be carried anywhere ;
no pipes, no wires, no flues; no smoke, odor or dirt
The healer that give complete laliJactjoa. -This
year's Perfect oe is nouhed ia either blue enamel or plain ttael : nickel
tritatninn; light snd ornamental, yet strong and durable as can be made. AH parts
catily cleaned. Automatic-locking Same apreader prevents smoking.
Dealer, verywber s erwriutsaay aafacyof (a
Standard Oil Company
( Incorporated )
Yoli'll Find the Finest Gifts
Always at Peacock's
For a wide choice and an up-to-date stock of really fine jewelry and
silverware you must buy at a large store which draws its trade from
every part of the world and can therefore always show the freshest
and latest ideas in greatest variety.
The Peacock establishment has the reputation of being one of the
largest jewelry stores in America carrying as fine and large a stock at is
shown anywhere. The Peacock prices are equally famous for mod
erateness and every article is backed by guarantee. You must be
satisfied or no tale.
Those desiring to give something extra fine foe Christina or other gift should wiita
today foe the 1911-12 Peacock Illustrated Shoppet s Guide oi 224 page
postpaid on request.
C. D. PEACOCK
(Established in 1837)
DIAMOND. PEARL. RUBY.
MASTERCRAfTSMEN y. tk
STATE AND ' ADAMS
GUARANTEE FOND LIFE ASSOCIATION
OUGAMZKI) JAVVAHV 2. 10O2.
1't KK A'AtO x fcCI lO.N IS St UAA CK
Assets, October 1, Atfll- . . . $51,641.70
Ucierve KiutU, October I, lit 1 1 '. . w. . 408.72fl.43
becurities wlUt btata Ifeparuueut October 1, 1011. 202,550.00
. . (To Becore Ooc Xnauraaoe Coatract.)
Rat per thousand, age &i (other ages in iioportion), 98.73
Depository liauks appointed KMU.
XdcsnseS ta California. Indiana, Sows, Sanaa. Woman, Vabraaka. Vorta
Dakota, Or.foa, South Dakota, Idbo, Washiarton? j
Wyonuar. and Breoartaf to enter nilaol and Mlchlcaa
aiss capable el ptxxiueiajr in bee claaa of buaiaeas waated as atat Kaaagats
Hone Office: Brandcis
Telephone Douglas 7021.
"Is vour fair frlond x1risr to stsy on
St Vassar for an M. A ?"
"No, 1 have persuaded her to take an
M-r-s. elsewhere." Yale Record.
"I notice." said t'ncle Ebon, "dat In
foot ball, same as In a lot o' things, rt
blKcst celebratln' Is done bv folks dal
wasn't takln' no active part 1n de game.''
Washington Star. ,
"When I railed on Miss Mavme ths
other evening I found her sweet, gentle,
refined girl. h everyone thinks her yes,
actually catiRht her In the act of smok
ing. "Mow shocking!''
"Ves, her dress had caught fire." Bal
TrrllaHe man at other end of phono
line Hello, hello! what's the matter with
you? Are you forty-seven?
Angry spinster, at this end No. I'm not,
who safil 1 a.? I'm only thirtv-three.
Irritable Man Oh, ring off. Cleveland
Tho rebellions ntiKrU had Just been cast
out of heaven, in tho swift downward
flight Lucifer overtook lieezlebiib.
' What's troubling you. iJwh?" he called.
"An old problem," answered the future
foul fiend, between some rsAults. "Where,
are we going li.is fall '.' " Lapplncott's
"Dishere Santy CiauK is s'posed to go
around in a sleigh or sumpin' on Christ
mas eve, ain't he? ' said lickaniny Jim.
"Yass indeed, an' bring presents to ev
erybody." "1's hern lookln' foh dem presents ev
ery winter. It looks to me like he was
puttln' in his time Jes' Joy-rldin." Wash
"My wife is very strict on vertical eti
quet." 'Vertical etlqnet! What do you mean?''
"Why, In an elevator with her she In
n'Kts on my removing my hat, but on a
train or a street car Bho doesn't." Bal
Ted T bop; yon gave your girl a Christ
mas present that will cause her to Ion
Ned -I don't know about that; but It's
a constant reminder to me, for I bought
it on tho Installment plan. Judge.
A PROMISIKG YOUTH.
I didn't think much of that kid of mine
l.'ntil Fourth of July came along.
I loved tho lad with a love divine.
And he'd filled all our hearts with song;
But I didn't believe lie d amount to much,
He seemed so slow and sedate
He appeared to me to be lacking the touch
That goes with tho truly great.
But Fourth of July with Its boom and
First changed nil that outlook bleak.
And 1 sort of felt there was genius there
For reaching some pinnacled peak;
For he suddenly popped from hla quiet
Straight out of Its confines dire,
And seemed in a Hash to give promise of
Of setting tho world on fire!
And later on, when the Christmas chime
Was making the world elate,
It seemed to me If we gave him tlmo
He'd rank with the wondrous great.
For I tried to sleep for an hour or two
On a nlco little divan curled.
And then in another flash I knew
He'd make a bin noise In the world!
:ntial to Comfort
Warmth Is essential to com
fort As you grow older, it Is
hardly less essential to healthy
Get a Perfection Smokeless Oil
Heater, and you keen warm and com
EMERALD MERCHANTS .-4
PRtCIOUS METALS. ETC:
Building, Omaha. Neb
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