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plat of Nebraska. County of Douglas, a:
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Of the Be Publishing company, being
duly sworn, says that the averaga dally
circulation, lesa spoiled, unused and re
turned coplee, for the month of Novem
ber, 1J11. tu U.S73.
Fubscrtbed In mv preaence and aworn to
I for me this th day of Docrohr, UU.
(Seal) . ROBERT HUNTER.
bawrthora leaving the city
temporarily shoald ? Tha
Bn Mile to thaaa. Aaaraa
will rkiagrd aa fta aa
How did tbe turkey taste?
Even tbe) ire man la taking notice.
It thould be a Ions time between
Tbe sugar trust will pension Its
(employes. In lamps? t '
More and more It seems as It Col
onel Mabray were calling a spade a
Now Old Kris Krlngk oau jingle
along back to tbe north pole lor
Tba sheep men will object to the
tariff barber cutting It close this
kind of weather. .
Strange that colleges go right
ahead doing business In spite of all
that Brother Crane says.
It takes time for a man named
,'Yuan 8hl Kal to warm up to a re
publican form of government.
The democrats will make a big
blunder to attempt drawing a fake
wool blllWver the people's eyes.
At least' this 1s not the sort of
weather that the breath of the
"new-mown hay" Is most fragrant.
The'worslTof Russia's Inhumanity
Is that.it soems to enjoy immunity
in it from other more respectable
A family, tbe father and mother
of which are born and married on
Christmas, certainly sbould be a
Missouri's presidential chances
cannot possibly be affected by any
dispute between Joe Folk and
Champ Clark. ,
If we are not careful we shall
tare another civil war, confined this
time to Missouri, between tbe Clark
ltes and Fol kites.
Governor Aldrlch bought his own
Christmas turkey, thereby giving ad
ditional proof of tbe simplicity of
official life in Nebraska.
A certain Pennsylvanlan says he
never heard of William J. Dryan. He
ought to rueot the Juror who never
beard of the Hyde case.
New York reports the importation
of 1,600 tons of Scotch potatoes.
Another popular Scotch Importation
comes in gallons, not tons.
The primary game in Nebraska
promises to hold a lot of genuine
Interest this time. And the entries
are not Us least feature.
The Mexican Herald observes that
"Mr. Madero has taken up the loose
reina of government." He probably
will find a curb bit necessary.
If the 'city council intends to get
those investigations out of tbe way
before the spring election it ought
to start the wheels to turning.
If Russia instead of Persia be
comes responsible for the remainder
of Bill Shuster's contract we would
not give him 10 cents on the dollar
Clearing the prairies so the sheep
can nibble is almost as good as tern-
1 pering the wind to the shorn lamb.
Providence still favors the flock-
' master, .
President Elliott of the Northern
,' raclflc, pleads for a sane public
: opinion. Uncle Sam was pleading
ifor thai when he first attacked Mr.
' Hill's Northers Securities company.
It ii Bassia'i More.
I'nrle Sam made his play In the
open and his man Is crowned In Rus
sia's king row, bo the czar knows
that It Is Ms move now. Nor ran he
be In any doubt of our position. In
rhaping bis action on the matter of
the abrogated treaty, he has all the
light he needs to guide him, so far
as the United State Is concerned. He
knows what we will tolerate and
what we will not
Rut, somehow, this rashness being
displayed In the Duma has a bogus
aspect. It is very well to talk of In
viting a tariff war with the moHt pro
ductive of countries, setting up pro
hibitive duties and all that, but Rus
sia has one year in which to think
over this matter, and It Is highly
probable (hat she will be able in that
time to figure out a better way of re
sponding to the abrogation of this
Of course, the United States de
sires and hopes for a continuation of
friendly relations with Russia, and
It Is not Insensible to the great favor
Russia once accorded us, yet what
more can this nation do to secure
those relations? We were driven to
abrogate the treaty, the chief clause
of which never meant anything for
the reason that Russia never seri
ously noticed It. And the chances are
for a continuation of friendly inter
course, for Russia cannot afford any
thing1 else, but if unwise statesmen
should lead it Into hostile commer
cial relations with us we probably
could endure the siege about as well
as Russia could. ,
It Is not impossible that, Instead of
adopting any such foolish course as
this, Russia will learn a better lesson
from this rupture and set about to
Improve, instead of destroy, its own
prospects by negotiating with, this
country a new and better treaty.
The Natioh'i Waste.
A report from one of the govern
ment chemists just made public con
tains the statement that an industry
worth 130,000,000 annually is betng
neglected. The chemist says that the
stumps of the cut-over land and the
wood that Is wasted In the manufac
ture of lumber can be made to pro
duce $30,000,000 worth of naval
stores each year without touching a
single living tree. Yet It is likely
that the manufacturers of rosin and
turpentine will go ahead tapping the
living trees while the big lumbermen
of the northwestern regions will con
tinue to' burn millions of feet of low
grade lumber each year In order to
get it out of the way.
This is but one phase of the gen
eral problem of Industrial waste that
confronts the American people.
Scarcely an avenue of Industry is
without Its contribution to this great
factor in the high cost of living. The
smoke that clouds the wintry at
mosphere is but the waste of fuel.
Our best method ofj developing-power
from coal produces less than 20 per
cent Of the theoretical energy of the
fuel expended, while the average
steam plant of the country wastes 95
per cent of the fuel, and our rail
roads waste 97, per cent. On the
farms, in the workshop, everywhere
about us, we see destruction, carried
on through carelessness or indiffer
ence. Conservationists have prated loudly
tbe economies to be achieved through
governmental restrictions on the un
touched natural resources ot the
country, Expert theorists have gone
on record as to how human effort
may be Increased by proper training.
Greater efficiency is generally aimed
at, and yet the tremendous waste of
raw material goes on day by day.
The lesson is very easy and plain. Its
application ought to be made without
difficulty, and yet It will, perhaps, re
quire the intervention of tbe general
government to achieve a result so
desirable as the prevention of wanton
destruction of nature's bounty by
The Crunching of Little Persia.
Old bruin has at last caught his
weak prey and is crunching out its
life between his massive jaws. It will
not be longi before such a thing as
Persian autonomy will be a signal
for laughter. Officially, the shah
may be permitted to hold an office
and derive certain emoluments as a
nominal ruler, but that will be about
the limit of his power.
It was not to be expected that Per
sia could long resist the encroach
ment of greedy Russia. The news
that It had fully accepted the ctar's
ultimatum was purely perfunctory,
with just a touch of traglo satire In
escapable to the student ot affairs.
In this case Russian rapacity was
helped on by British avarice. Little
Persia, like William Tells "young
fledgling," had been netted by old
Oesler and Sarnem beforehand and
was denied the possibility of escape
even by so perilous a means as hav
ing an apple shot off his head.
The powers must view this con
quest with a. good deal of chagrin at
ihelr own complacency. The near
est that Russia could come to justi
fying its action would be to say that
"might makes right." It is so pre
posterous that it is grimly funny that
Russia tan compel Persia even to In
demnify it for the expense of sending
troops Into Persia to whip the shah
into submission. It is a principle
that never would be tolerated be
tween self-respecting nations or In
dividuals. Tbe part that Mr. Shus
ter plays Is merely Incidental. But
as he has three years to run before
his contract Is out. and Russia has
jerked the ground from nnder Per
sia, by rights be should look to Rus
sia for his pay, probably, but also.
probably, he can look until he be
comes stone blind without getting It
from that source.
All of which must make Japan
Where the Nejrro Dwells.
Not so many years ago five south
ern states bad larger negro than
whito populations. Now, according to
statistics just issued by the census
bureau, only two have more negroes
than whites, South Carolina and Mis
sissippi. Mississippi's total popula
tion, white and negro, Is 1,797,114,
of which 1,009,487 are negroes.
South Carolina has a total population
of 1,515,400, of which 835,843 are
negroen. Georgia has more negroes
than any other one state, 1,176,987,
and it has 1,431,816 whites. Thir
teen southern states comprise the
great majority of our negro popula
tion still. There are, under the gov
ernment's last count, 9,328,294 ne
groes In the United States, and
8,327,343 of them are in these thir
teen states of the south. The negro,
therefore, evidently finds condition's
much to bis liking in the warmer cli
mate or he would not stay there, but
those of his number who dwell In the
north probably do not care to ex
change places with the fellows in
Dixie, so that it makes a fairly con
tented family all round.
Nebraska's negro population
amounts only to 7,689, while Its total
population under the 1910 census Is
I, 192,214. Its total population in
the last decade showed an Increase of
II. 8 per cent, its negro population
22.7 per cent. And the Nebraska
negro is doing his part toward self
Improvement. He Is steadily getting
his hands on valuable property, lie
Is as a rule a law-abiding member of
society and Is not at all inclined to
make a "problem" of himself, either
to his or the white race. As a gen
eral thing tho negro In Nebraska and
elsewhere In the north stays pretty
close to the towns and cities, though
he Is branching out into the country
more than be formerly did, and when
he goes into farming on even a more
extensive scale he will find himself
and his race better off for it. He
can well afford to follow the teach
ings of his great race man, Booker T.
Washington, as to that.
Railroads continue to show an In
crease in earnings over the same
time for last year, the gain for the
first two weeks in December being
reported by Dun at a little more than
5 per cent. This Is the best possible
sign of a revival of business.
The 8t. Paul Pioneer-Press, com
menting on Mr. Bryan's reaching
Colon, observes that he will not
reach Period, for he never comes to
a full stop, forgetting that It was
reaching periods of oratory that
made Bryan what he is.
Hugh Murphy's Christmas gift to
Lincoln might have seemed a joke
to his competitors, but the streets of
the capital city will be paved
cheaper than ever as a result. Such
a Joke would bo relished in Omaha.
Lincoln voters are clamoring to
be given an opportunity to deter
mine If they want the commission
form of government. Since Omaha
showed the way, the plan is getting
mighty popular In Nebraska.
Bees do not ordinarily swarm In
cold weather, but a look in under
the lids of a doxen or so distin
guished Americans discloses the fact
that all signs fall in presidential
Dr. Wu Is evidently anxious to get
In on the ground floor as the George
Washington of the Chinese republic,
and he probably will not need to
hurry to do it.
Omaha merchants report a rous
ing holiday trade, and are getting
ready for some bustling January
sales. Business isn't so dead as It
Mort Kaowledaa Soaaht.
New Tork Tribune.
. A military board of Inquiry haa found,
after studying the comparative physl
cat qualities of blondas and brunettes,
that blondss are more addicted tp alco
holism. Now. will It tell why?
Ara Mt for Tommy.
If Great Britain will not let our In
dict! packers bid on Its army meat
supplies a real blow wil be struck at
the beef trust; but how about Tommy
AtklnsT He will not fare so well aa he
has. for, after all, our meats beat the
Problem la Profit Maklaa-.
Mr. Wlckersham points with pride to
tha fact that his department took In
enough in flnea to utake It self-supporting
last year. The postoffice also paid
x pens a. If w could only get the
army and navy on a paying bails, the
government would have money to In
cinerate. Hartal at Sra for tao Malar,
New York World.
The shattered hulk of the Main Is not
to be carted about tba country by show
men but Is to receive honorable burial
at sea. That ts the proper and only
dignified disposal to make of It-the next
best thing to abandoning It
to the god of storms,
Tbe lightning aad the gal.
COMPILED FROM DE.E flLE-A "!
Thirty Years A go
Quite a few Christmas entertainment
were carried over to this Monday. The
Christian church had a Jacob's ladder
for Its little folks; 8t. Hani a baa put on
a ChrlMmaa festival with a carol
service; the Second Preabyterlan church
gave a children's program In which
Mauler Ezra Millard rung, Grace Iet
wller and taly Morrison recited. Kdlth
Trenton distinguished herself as a petite
elocutionist. Rlhter Wood rendered a
sons, "The Christmas Tree." Howard
and Annie Bell recited pieces and Clay-
ten Goodrich appeared In a recitation.
The First Methodist entertainment was
presided over by Funday School Super
intendent Walker, the music being fur
nished by Misses Nellie and Carrie
Ftevens, and Messers. Breckenrldge and
Warren with tableau gotten up by Mr.
Will Stevens. Tbe Eighteenth Methodist
Kplsropal Sunday school held forth at
Masonic hall with Santa Claus Imperson
ated bv Mr. Monell In a sleigh drawn
by real stuffed reindeer.
Five families celebrated today at the
residence .of K. K. French, corner Ham
ilton and Saunders streets. The visit
ing families were those of Dexlon L.
Thomas J. C. McKoon and i. 3.
The coroner's Jury In the Hammer
murder case joined In a protest against
renewing a liquor license for the saloon
In which, the affair took place. The
signatures are: Msrtln Dunham. M. W.
Kennard, Henry Gibson. J. H. Bur
roughs, J. n. Refleld and Phillip Lang.
The findings of the coroners' Jury laid
the blame on Kosters.
Lee, Fried A Co. gave a Christmas
banquet to their employes, among those
present being C. A. Fried, J. T. Clark,
Max l-hllg. W. 8. Jardlne, F. Fredrlch
sen, John Blsnel, Crayton Keene. W. W.
Scott. 11. Conant. W. Hulslser, C. O.
Lobeck. II. M. Laubach, F. H. Simons,
a. B. Pake, John A. McCray, James
Davis, George H. Frollch, Alfred Bott,
C. Rpecht, Chris Baker, Frank Dahn,
Ernst Lobeck and Jedd Smith.
The Concordia society gave a concert
and ball at Standard hall with about
fifty couples present, and a Christmas
tree distribution. The committee of ar
rangements was: Henry Pundt, E.
Bermelster, John Erck. W. Meyer, Wil
liam Stevens, C. E. Schaffer and August
Five victims of too much Christmas
were up before Judge Bcneka. He gave
each a lecture and sent all home to spend
a quieter holiday.
The Union Pacific company has com
menced laying the new sidetrack on
Jones. street between Seventh and Ninth
A pleasant party left for Lincoln to
attend a dance In that city given by
Professor Kinney. Among them were:
Misses Allle and Blanche WUhnell, Dun
ham, Baxter and Annie Williams and
Messers. C. K. Taylor. Will Belden, Os
car Stevens, Cocke, Place and Kanney.
Honorable John L. Webster returned
home from Lincoln.
Twenty Years Ago -
Deputy Sheriff. Lou Grebe took two
boya to the reform school at Kearney,
The Omaha club held a meeting at
which It empowered Its board of directors
to, buy the Igt at the northwest corner
of Eighteenth and Douglas streets as a
ait for a new building. The meeting was
presided over ty Dr. If. J. Davis and C.
3. Montgomery acted aa secretary.'
Chief Seavey reported to the fire and
police board that a recent raffle of a
painting by Mrs. Seavey for the police
relief fund netted $843.25.
Property owners known aa the South
mote plans to get a viaduct over the
tracks at Fifteenth street. A special
committee composed ot Messrs. McShane,
Paxton, Kennedy, Hall, Ramge, Barker
and Sheely met with them and helped
start, the movement.
General Passenger Agent Lotnax posi
tively dented the rumor that the Union
Pacific was breaking Its tratflo agree
ment with the Northwestern and seeking
an alliance with the Milwaukee.
Judge Doane was to have handed down
his decision as to the binding effect of
the Injunction against the city complet
ing its contract with the Ketchum Fur
niture company for furnishing the new
city hall, but said he had not had time
to look up the law fully,
Ten Years Ago
Information came to Omaha "from
sources which are In close touch not only
with the administration, but with the
great agricultural and Industrial Inter
ests ot the middle west," that if James
Wilson retired as secretary ot agriculture
F. I). Coburn of Kansas would be named
as his successor. (Later Bulletin Mr.
Wilson failed to retire.)
Fire at the CuUahy packing plant In
South Omaha caused a loss of not less
than 60,ouO, but as $100,000 Insurance had
been placed upon tbe property no on
was seriously worried. The tire originated
In the pepsin dry room.
C. R. Davis sold the Woodman grain
elevator at Seventeenth and Nicholas
streets, to J. Gardiner Haines and Nathan
Two girls were born on Christmas day.
one to Mr. and Mrs. Archie Waters. Sit
South Seventeenth street, and the other
to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Wblttaker,
llllt South Thirty-first street. .
The local American Transvaal league
Issued an appeal for public contributions
to help on the movement, which the
Hon. Webb Davis would fan Into vlg
orous action In a speech in Omaha. Count
John A. Crelghton and liayden Bros.
gave $100 each, thus heading the subscrip
tions with $ Frank T. Ransom. Jerry
Howard and other officials of the league.
signed the call for coin.
Because of a difference of opinion with
the brethren, which ha described as
"friendly," Rev. Sumnsr T. Martin, pas
tor of the First Christian church, r
A small house greeted Miss Gertrude
Coghlan's benefit performance in "Colin
ette." the proceeds of which were devoted
to the McaUnley Memorial Monument as
Main Va for a Parse.
John Arbuckla of New York Is adver
Using for a secretary to whom he pro
puses to pay $10,000 a year. Tha line In
front of tha Arbuckle house Is likely to
make lunocant bystanders wonder If tick
tta for tha world's chsmpionahlp series
are being sold there,
Aa Ort-aalaaat Reailadrr,
"Dr. Lyman Abbott la sttl editor of
tha Outlook," declares the Omaha Be.
It does seem necessary for the doctor's
friends to emphasis this point occasionally.
Matters of Interest oa and
Back of Firing Line Cleaned
from Army aad Vavy Xglstr
l aflt Army Officers.
The War department Is In receipt of the
reports of division and department com
manders regarding army officers of their
commands who are not physically quali
fied to perfeim duty In the field. These
reports were called for recently by tele
graphic or cable orders sent from the War
department. The names of those reported
as Incapacitated for field sen Ire are be
ing carefully considered, with a view to
ordering the officers before retiring
boards. There Is a prospect that there
will be some transfers from the active
Army Clothing Allowance,
An attempt has been made In some un
informed, or certainly some misinform
ing, quarters to fasten upon the president
the responsibility for ' the reduction by
the War department of the clothing al
lowance for the enlisted men of the army.
H has been represented that the cut was
due to the Instructions given by Mr. Taft
to make sweeping reductions In the esti
mates, and that the clothing allowance
was an item which suffered by this in
discriminate policy of economy. The re
duction of the estimates had nothing to
do-with the affair. The estimates were
submitted some six or elftht months be
fore the clothing allowance reduction
was thought of or ordered by the War
Mlaalno- Army Officers.
Nothing has been heard by the military
authorities of Second Lieutenant Olbbes
Lykes, Ninth cavalry, recently on duty at
Fort D. A. Russell. Wyo., and who has
been absent without leave from his com
mand and station for more than three
months. That period expired on Decem
ber 1, and under ordinary circumstances
Lieutenant Lykes would be dropped from
the army, but the president has directed
that his name be retained on the register
pending an effort which Is being made
by his friends and relatives to locate him.
Senator Tillman has Interested himself In
behalf of the young officer and publicity
nas been given to the disappearance In
the hope that there may be found some
trace of JJeutenant Lykes, against whom
charges alleging financial Irregularities
at Fort D. A. Russell and in New York
City have been filed at tho War depart
ment. If Lieutenant Lykes reports to
tha military authorities or Is arrested
he will be brought before a court-martial
to answer these charges and the addi
tional one ot absence without leave.
Army I nl forms.
Legislative prohibition of change In the
uniform of the military personnel, except
by express authority of congress, is as
welcome as It was anticipated and as It
is necessary. Such action has been in
vited by the departmental tinkering with
tho uniform regulations. It Is not a
question of the number of the changes
or the character ot tho alteratl."'. It Is,
rather, the apprehension which Is inevi
tably awakened by the prospect of a
change. Army officers, who must bear
the expense ot alterations In olflcial
apparel, have a right to be alarmed and
to feci that they have a grievance
against those who compel changes In tha
uniform, especially as these changes are
too often the result of individual .whim
and personal fad. Some of the changes,
of course, are actuated by motives of
practical untillty, as was represented by
the adoption ot the olive drab uniform,
which is recognised as having military
value. There Is nothing to be said In
defense of those changes which are
purely decorative and which simply In
crease ornamentation under the guise of
providing a distinctive Insignia for rank
or branch of service. It will be a relief
to have protection against such capricious
meddling with the uniform.
Army Marching; Shoes.
Tha special board of army officers de
tailed to conduct an exhaustive test of
the latest pattern of army marching
shoes has made a voluminous report as
a result of Its labors, which began at
Fort Leavenworth early In November.
The board was composed of Major 12. L.
Munson, of tho army medical corps; Cap
tain W. 1j. Glasgow, Thirteenth cavalry,
and Lieutenant B. F. Miller, Twenty
seventh Infantry. No more Important
work haa been undertaken than that of
determining upon a suitable shoe for mili
tary use. The Inquiry was the result of
criticism made by officers of the Fif
teenth Infantry concerning tbe present
type of marching shoe and a protest filed
from the same source against the re
quirement that marching shoes be worn,
with a preference expressed tot the gar
rison tan shoe. In connection with the
Investigation Just concluded at Fort
Leavenworth a part of the Fifth Infantry
was taken on a ten-day march, but the
results were not regarded aa conclusive.
Inasmuch as the men did not have a
change of footgear. . Jt la remarked- by
the board that It was surprising that the
foot Injuries under such circumstances
were so few. The board has recom
mended a number of minor changes In
the model of 1912 and suagests that a
series ot practical marching tests bo held
under the direction ot the board. It la
proposed that theso marches be held
dally for ten days, excluding the fifth
day, with the troops carrying full field
equipment, the first day's march to be of
Ight miles, with Increases until a maxi
mum of fifteen miles a day Is reached,
making a total of 113 miles. It Is urged
that not less than two companies be de.
tailed for this test to be held In March,
which month Is considered as furnishing
suitable weather conditions. It Is pro
posed to divide the men Into three classes,
on wearing the proposed marching shoe
of 1913 model, another the garrisun tan
shoe, and the third an experimental
marching shoe embodying all the recom
mendations made by the board. Fort
Leavenworth Is named as a suitable place
to hold the test, and th Seventh In
fantry, aoon to take station there, as a
She had no need of iwnnl or spear.
She shelters In no guarded place.
She watchea dangera drawing near.
And fronts It with a smiling face.
Not hers the dull, unseeing eye,
Blind fury, and th luitt of blood.
Across her soul no trmiests fly.
No pasntons surge, In angry flood.
But clear as that great dome above.
Which fmmes the sun and bides th
And quirt as the words of lav
The motions of her spirit are.
And ever following In her train
Coma two glad figures fair aa ahe,
On with hla foot on vanquished pain.
And on th foe of tyranny.
Where'er th anna of men are found.
And hearts aspire and deeds ar done,
Tl"" re h:jf ground
With Joy attalucd aad c'rweuviu won
Tlie Bees Lciicr Box
OMAHA. Dec. :4.-To the Editor of The
Bee: I want to place In nomination' for
commissioner th man who
1. Is not a "pioneer" or a "pioneer's"
2. Has not had former political exper
ience In Omaha.
2. Does not need particular friends or
beneficiaries to nominate and elect him.
4. Would not look directly after the In
terests of the "humblest Individual."
5. Haa not particularly "kind and gen
6. Would give his undivided attention to
his public duties.
. Would show neither fear nor favor for
anyone, or for any corporation.
7. Would consider only the greatest good
for the greatest number.
9. Has successfully handled his personal
business, or another's with an earning
record of at least $3,000 per year.
10. Wuold be, accordingly, a good busi
ness proposition at the salary of $4,000 per
Respectfully submitted, Albert C. Arend.
OMAHA, Dec. 22. -To the Editor of th
Bee: As the Omaha Dally News doesn't
seem to want to publish anything ex
cept their own way of thinking, I would
like to have a little space In your paper
to explain a few facts In regard to turn
ing over the Omaha Auditorium to the
city. The Omha Dally News has never
do.ie anything but howl about the Omaha
Auditorium ever since tho foundation
was laid, and I consider this howling at
titude, one of the things that has helped
to make the Auditorium not a success.
Now they run the cut of the cornerstone.
"Built by the people and for the peo
ple." Now the only stock I have in this
building Is a small brick with the date
of my birth year on same and I paid
Mr. Umstead two dolra for this when
they were selling at a premium. But
believe me, I have put many a weary
hour In that building, working side by
side with Mr. Glllan, and others toward
Its success, and I want to tell the News
that the Inscription on the cornerstone
is the greatest Joke in the world.
The original Idea, "Built by the peo
ple," was great. Immense, but the plain
cold facts are that, the people never
built the Auditorium, and had a small
hand In it. The original idea started
wltl a May festival that was held In a
tent with the Innes band at Fifteenth
street and Capitol avenue some years
back. There was some money left after
this concert and after debating what to
use Jt for someone suggested an adul
torlum for the city. The idea was a
good one, a committee was oppolnted
and subscriptions were started.
Enough money was subscribed to build
a building and have some left, but when
It came time to collect the money sub
scribed, most of these people got cold
feet as It were, or were not men of
their word and It cost soma thousands
to sue for the money of these delin
quents, and It was finally given up, and
th ground was bought with what money
was on hand. Many money raising
schemes were then resorted to. One a
guessing contest, and I think something
like $10,000 or 12,000 was lost on this mis
Even at this early stage' of the game
there was talk of graft by the people. A
fair was held at the old Lee-Glass-Andreesen
building, and finally bricks
were sold, but not many. Mora of these
were destroyed afterwards on account of
no sale. So you see the building was
built on the subscription of a few and
has always been In debt. ' It was never
built by the people and never even pat
ronised very strongly by them.
These men then, that have stuck to
the proposition, given It their time and
money, and when It was in a sinking
condition went out again and spent
days raising money. These men own
the building and yet they are willing
to give up their stock to the city. The
board of directors has always had It in
their mind to keep the building tor th
people. And when It was found out
that the best revenue to suport It came
from wrestling matches and the roller
rink, the management was always under
ridicule for running them and the board
would allow no skating on Sunday, thus
losing many a dollar for the building,
and only the last year was skating al
lowed on Sunday when It was too late
and tha craze bad died. They always
told Mr. Glllan that tho building was
built tor conventions and the people
would not like It used for skating, etc.
I have worked many a time with Mr.
Glllan in our overalls and Jumpers all
night, to get th building ready for some
attraction and the next day we would
wash out our eyes to koep from falling
asleep, and go to selling tickets and be
there all day. I know sometimes there
was hardly enough money for our salary
and .one time, after a concert. Madam
Melba said, "I sang In a barn," and the
News published it good and loud. We
would all be disheartened. Where was
the people then with their money? The
News would come .out with a red head
line when we would have an attraction
cf merit and say, "Built for the people,
and $2 a seat." And the same show at
Kansas City the week before, played
to packed houses and at from 13 to IS
a seat, and there the people built one
auditorium and It burned down and
they raised HO,O0O In the crowd while
It burned and sent men all over th
country to ride tha trains In and see
that the mateflul arrived there on time
and built another In sixty days, and
had the democratic convention and paid
for It when done, and ours Is not
finished yet. -
Now, when this company give this
stock to the city they are giving .it
sioa or trade
tit, and lay
Oaieriall cough, bronchitis, or bleeding at the luas, it will bring about a
extra in 98 per cent, of all oases. It is a remedy originally prepared by Doctor
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Great success has com from a wide experience and varied practice.
Don't be wheedled by a penny-grabbing dealer iato taking inferior subatt.
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Pierce's mHiciues are or non composition. Their every ingredient printed
on their wrappers. Mad from roots without alcohol. Contain no babil
Iwiniug drugs. World's Dispensary Medical Association, Buffalo, N, V,
free gntls, right out ot their pocket.
Give them credit. Th cornerstone
should hav been chiseled off from the
start. What would the city do with It?
It would b a burden on the tax payer.
If It was not put In the hands ot an
experienced amusement man, and al
lowed to maintain Itself. Conventions
would not buy the coal to heat It with.
The Auditorium company has always
been misunderstood. Again I say, "Give
People Talked About
Imagine what would hav happened If
Mr. Shuster were a Jap!
Hon. Bourke Cochran views with alarm
the activity of courts and lawyers In
business affairs. There are others.
However, Mr. Shuster achieved a su
perior line of front page advertising that
will give him all the business he can
handle when he is ready for It.
Something like 8.6O0.0O0 words of testi
mony In tha I,o rimer case have been
printed. That measly $100,000 talked some
without disclosing Its parentage.
A New York City official and a demo
crat voluntarily resigned a $13,000 Job for
one with a salary of $6,000. On this bald
statement a Jury would honor the Insanity
One of the Chicago big grain specu
lators has evolved a list of the world's
twenty greatest foods, and puts fried
musrt at the top of the column, next to
Back in Allentown, Pa., one Charley
Wallltsch was refused citizenship papers
because he had never heard of William
Jennings Bryan. The town divided on
the question of putting Charley on the
village Christmas tree, but compromised
by placing him In the showcase of a
Th fsmous "Lane Cut-off on the
Union Pacific, which lopped off ten miles
of curves between Omaha and Fremont
at a cost of $.1,000,000, haa been pushed
Into second place by the Lackawana cut
off on the New York and Buffalo line.
Just completed. The new construction
saves eleven miles In distance, twenty
minutes In train time and cost $11,000,000
An Iowa tenderfoot who looked the part
dropped Into a barber shop near tha
Chicago horse show, listened to a line
of tonsorial talk while the trimming went
on and got a bill for $3.35. The victim
excused himself to get change and re
turned with a policeman. When the bar
ber emerged from the subsequent pro
ceedings he was out a $10 fine, some
change and six hours' time. But his
knowledge of tenderfeet was improved. '
JUDGE VERSUS JURY,
Chicago Record-Herald: A judge has
the right to take a case from a Jury. Hs
has the right to set a verdict aside as
being contrary to the weight of the evi
dence. But he has no right to "direct"
a verdict, if the Jury dlsagreees with
him. The directing of verdicts regard
less of the Jury's own opinions and sen
timents Is an abuse. It makes a mockery
of trial by Jury.
Des Moines Capital: Wuthrow was the
name of the St. Louis Judge, who, a
short time ago, insisted on a jury find
ing what he told them to find. Thos
who knew Thomas of that name, big In
Iowa politics forty years ago, need not
be surprised that a Wuthrow was so per
sistent with a Jury. Their only wondet
may bo that he ever yielded. That was
never our Tom's habit. , ,
. Brooklyn Eagle: Jurors, ar absolute In
passing on facts. The Judge Is absolute
In passing on law. If jurors and 'judge
disagree as to 'whether certain questions
are questions of law or are questions of
fact, then each may properly hold to hii
convictions, and a verdict unsatisfactory
to the Judge may be set aside by him,
subject to appeal. Too many judges In
all the states lose sight of this fact, seek
to coerce Jurors, treat Jurors as the slaves
of their whims, attack jurors bitterly
from the bench when coercion or dicta
tion Is resisted. A full recognition ot
the dignity of Jurors, and of their' au
tonomy within their own field of facts,
would make Jury service much more tol
erable to tha self-respecting cltlxens who
are really needed In the Jury box.
"You told me Miss Rlrdle gave you a
promise when you asked her to marry
"SO she did. She promised I should
have the refusal of her hand." Balti
Tommy's Uncle Hello Tommy, I hear
you've been sick. Was It very bad!
Tommy Awful. I wasn't sick enough
to stay at home from school. Philadel
Wife George, do you know that th
children need new shoes?
Husband So does the auto. The chil
dren will have to wait. Puck,
Mrs. Gibbs So you bad a gathering
at your home last week to discuss the
servant problem. Were there any re
sults? JUrs. Dlbbs Yes, the servants over
heard us and gave notice. Boston Tran
script. "I'll give you $2 for this anecdote about
"What's the matter with you?" de
manded the hack writer. "You gave me
$4 fur that anecdote when It was about
Roosevelt." Pittsburgh Post.
"There's nothing In a name."
"I think there is."
"Well, I'll bet If it was called "lodgo"
Instead of 'church' mora men would at
tend." Detroit i re Press.
"Your cat made an awful noise In the
garden last night, and
"I'm awfuly sorry, Mr. Houston, but
since he at the canary he thinks lie
can sing." London Opinion.
Mary And they found her walking
the streets In her underwesr.
Alice A somnambulist, ot course.
Mary No, simply a woman with no
one In the house to button her up.
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