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will a raaag4 '
Well, how do tb "leavln'a" taste?
' Ko nature faking about tbla year's
At anr rate, there la no shrinkage
In that wool message.
Drink her down and get ready for
(be New Year's gwear-off.
Tha btll collector could "breast it
gently" by wearing rubber heela.
It's all right to coast, boys, but
watch out for the street car cross
ings. In all thla army of peace, though,
jibe real plumed knight la Colonel
Tha story of tha Mabray case la
cne of the few talea that Improves
Well, aereral International ware
survived the 'Teace on earth, good
Will toward men" season.
"All that congress reeds Is a Bar
turn," observes the Baltimore Sun.
,Tes, seeing it baa Ita Bailey.
llaa Ohio ceaaed to t proud of her
frMl3enls ? Atlanta Constitution.
No, as a cerUtn Ohio democrat will
UJscover to his own grief.
As ahowlng that virtue la its own
reward, th Chicago man who in
vented the free lunch, left $200,000
wbea he died.
Crafting may be all too common
theae days, but the way Luther Bur
bank doea It makea it a virtue in
stead of a vice.
If Russia is thinking of studying
the science of fair play, she will have
to begin In the primer class, if not
The weather man Bays the roorcury
Is going down to about 62 below in
Alaska. Juat see what the adminis
tration has done.
Now that the turkey and his re
mains have been duly devoured, the
star boarder will come down once
more to plain hash.
Well, the Chrlatmas wars In the
stores are about over. Upon the
evacuation cornea the army of bar
gain counter buyers.
Old Xerxes would weep worse than
he did at the Hellespont if he could
look back now upon his dear Persia,
crunched by Russia.
Judging from the way its corre
spondence 1 suffering, the Water
board's letter writer must be away
on a holiday vacation.
The open season for candidates in
Nebraska is beginning early, consid
ering that it doea not close finally
until the first Tuesday in Novomber.
From the failure of General Reyes'
revolt, It appears that the people of
Mexico are not as much dissatisfied
with Madero as are the war corre
While playing golf. "Pop" Anson,
the Old ball player, saves two boys,
out skating, from drowurng. The
versatility of Chicago's winter
illmate la reflected in its sports.
Russian barbarism apparently
draws ao distinction between Mos
lem and Jew when it comes to mak
ing a slaughter of unarmed men
and helpless women and children.
It la fair to presume thst those
aspiring office seekers would take
paina to write shorter platforms if
they had to pay for their publication
1b ail the newspapers at regular ad
vertising rate ' i
Now for Farcels Post
Many subjects will demand the at
tentlon of congress when It recon
venes after the holidays and not the
least of these Is the president's rec
ommendation for an experimental
rural parcels post. The general prop
ortion has had a good deal of con
sideration, enough, it would seem, to
justify congress In losing no time in
the passage of a measure projecting
' "Steps should be taken Imme
diately for the establishment of a
rural parcels post," is the language
of the president In his message. Pub
lic sentiment supports this recom
mendation. What need, if the test
is to be made, to delay it? The cost
for the ensuing year, the president
figures, to cover the preliminary ex
pense of such tin experiment as he
would have made would be (150,000,
almost nominal, and, the Postofflne
department believes, after the Initial
expenses of establishing the system
are defrayed and the parcels post is
in full operation on the rural routes,
It will not only bring In sufficient
revenue to meet Its cost, but also a
surplus that can be utilized In pay
ing the expensea of a parcels post in
the city delivery service."
The president's plan Is to Intro
duce the system in the rural districts
first and expand from there to the
urban centers. This is similar to the
way the rural free mall delivery serv
ice and the postal banks were estab
lished. It is the safe and business
Conditions in Porto Eico.
The secretary of war's report to
congress on Porto Rico is most in
teresting aa showing the remarkable
material progress made on that Is
land In the thirteen years of Amer
ican occupation. Of particular in
terest la his recommendation that
at an early date Congress enact def
inite legislation by which Porto Rlc
ana may become citlzena of the
United States. At present, traveling
abroad, a Porto Rlcan is a man
without a country. What little dis
satisfaction with American rule ex
ists in the Island is based on this
lack of definite citizenship. The
Foraker act and those supplemental
to it have met the actual require
ments of the Porto Ricana and the
people have not really suffered. Con
gress baa proposed and half com
pleted several meaaurea providing
for their citizenship, but has not yet
finished any. Undoubtedly It could
well afford to give Immediate atten
tion to thla recommendation by the
secretary of war. Added to the
great Improvement Porto Rlcans
have made under American control,
It would be better than all else lo
give them now, after thirteen years,
full rights of citizens. Their eco
nomic growth unquestionably would
take on a new stimulus.
But the fact ahould not be lost
sight of or even minimised that
Porto Rico in these thirteen years
has gone forward commercially,
morally and In every way by leaps
and bounds. To say nothing of Im
proved civic and sanitary conditions,
making for larger comfort and hap
plnesa of the people, the governor of
the Island in his last report stated:
At' Its cloaa (th laat year) a greater
decree of prosperity existed among th
people than at any other previous time;
very Industry was sctlv and prosper
ous, furnishing employment for all who
The total value of Porto Rico's
external trade for 1910 Increased
more than $10,000,000 reaching an
aggregate of $78,705,364. Let It
be understood that 88 per cent of
this trade was with the United
States, and it will be seen that
though we have not yet got to the
point of clothing our warda with the
full garments of citizenship, we are
not neglecting them. On the other
hand, Porto Rico bought from tho
United States $34,671,958 worth of
merchandise. Only twelve countries
bought more than that from us in
the twelve months. .Free trada with
Porto Rico, therefore, la not one
aided in ita benefits and advantagea.
The assessed valuation of Porto
Rlcan property, according to the re
port of the secretary of war, was
in 1905 less than $90,000,000, and
in 1910 it waa $121,866,149, while
today it is $162,299,172. show
lng a steady and significant growth.
Our people can do well to give at
tention to these facts. The sooner
we spread our personal interest to
include our Insular possessions the
Caution in Coasting.
Now is a good time for young
folks, who Indulge In the exhllerS'
ting sport of coasting, to remember
that atreet cars, automobiles and
other vehicles are still obliged to use
the streets and that precaution ia
necessary on their part to avoid ac
cidents. Boys and girls who are in
the habit of coasting down streets
on or across which cars run should
be exceedingly careful and parents
or guardians will do well to lay thla
impreaslvely on their minds. Last
winter a little fellow coaatlng down
the hill on Park avenue met his
death on the car track on Farnam
atreet at the foot of the hill. In
such cases motormen cannot alwaya
be held responsible, for the hazard
is great. On such hills children
should be forbidden to slide, en
tirely. Not should betaken In time,
both by parents and city authorities.
The msyor hss already designated
one hilly street for coasting, where
he offers a degree of protection to
the young folks. There are plenty
of thoroughfares where the peril of
meeting or colliding with vehicles Is
not Imminent, and to 'these the
coasters should resort and let the
others alone until the airship era
leaves the surface roads to the email
boy for his very own.
Missouri Democrats Crave Peace.
, Lost One dove of peace. Last
seen flying between Champ Clark
and Folk households. Return to Mis
The St. Louis Republic, the lead
ing democratic organ of Missouri,
thus strives to whistle back the
What a fin thing It would he for tha
democracy of Missouri, and, when the
electoral vote of the state la considered,
for the democracy of th t'nlted Ftates,
If. now that Sneaker Clark Is at home,
the gracious spirit of the ason (Christ
mas) might move him and Governor Folk
to bring this very troublesome conten
tion to an end.
The Kansas City Star, though not
exactly a democratic organ, also de
plores the flight of the fugitive dove,
It Is too bad that Joseph W. Folk and
Champ Clark couldn't hear Mr. Walter
son's address on 'Teace" In Convention
hall last night.
To an outsider it really seems that
the Republic hits tb truth squarely
in the face when it aays that it is
possible to have peace in Missouri
with no sacrifice of honor and no
loss of opportunity. What oppor
tunity either Clark or Folk has Is not
visible to a disinterested observer.
So far as that goes, they might con
tinue to be at war over Missouri's
preferential vote for the presidency
without seriously dislocating the
hopes of other aspirants and what
opportunity either man now has of
landing the nomination would make
a poor excuse for a fight. There is
little chance, therefore, for the
Clark-Folk feud to cut a big figure
In the election. It remains to be
seen, though, whether the destroyer
of the old Butler gang in St. Lou 1b
Is so poor a fighter aa to "He down"
to Champ Clark after he (Folk) had
plucked the plum of party endorse
ment from tb tree more than a year
"The One Wise Colonel."
Believing that every man is en
titled to the fruita of his own In
dustry and wishing to see that our
esteemed fellow townsman gets all
the fruita thua coming to him; also
to show that for once it Is not true
that "a prophet la not without honor
save in his own country," we reprint
thla editorial from the Chicago
Tribune, under the caption aa used
We have had occasion, to refer to our
Intrepid friend, Colonel John O. Yelser,
the Omaha Inexorable, who Is operating
with tha calm assurance of a taw of
nature to nomlnat Colonel Roosevelt.
We refer to him again to call attention
to th fact that lie Is not only Inexorable,
but wise. Tb wisdom of the serpent is
In Colonel John.
Observe th fat of Colonel Plnchot
that th wisdom of Colonel John may
b illuminated. Colonel Glfford went into
the highways and the byway and he
spoke for Colonel T. R. II knew the
grt colonel's mind and he spoke the
great colonel' thoughts. Now, when
th great colonel has a thought he
speak of It himself. lie does It Justice
and he need no help.
Many colonels have endeavored to as
sist him, but in each cast considerate
bystanders have- helped them to their
feet. Colonel Telser, th Inexorable,
make no such mistake. II doesn't car
what Colonel T. It says, does or thinks.
II Is not thinking for Colonel f. R., or
talking for him. All Colonel John Is
doing 1 thinking and talking for the
great American people, and he I nomi
nating T. U.
Colonel Roovlt In time may protest
against what Colonel John is doing, but
h cannot upset him. Th on wis
colonel la Colonel John.
The three wise men are historic,
but "th one wise colonel" possesses
th triple distilled essence of wisdom.
People who enjoy th blessings ff
a climate that diffuaea beautiful
anow com to take th white mantle
of winter aa a matter of course, for
getful that there are landa where
snow never falls and that countless
multitudes hav never set eyes on
the fleecy flaaea. It Is, however, the
soil upon which snow falls that pro
ducea th real foodstuffs of th world.
It la th men and women who brave
th billiards and temper th heat of
summer with th cold of winter who
do things tha mark th progress of
civilization. So the snow is not only
a thing of beauty, although not a joy
forever, but one of the most useful
manifestations of Mother Nature. The
snow-topped hills, the snow-clad
fields, and even the anow-bound
streets, should be welcome to all of
us at their proper time.
Our Congressman Lobeck haa
pulled off a new stunt by mailing
Christmas carda to the achool chil
dren In the national capital. Just
where th reciprocity ia to come In Is
not visible on th surface, but we
have no doubt our, ex-comptroller
congressman haa It all properly
charted and computed.
Senator Kern puta the proper
drink of whisky at two and one-half
ouncea. That will be newa to those
seasoned experts who hav been ac
customed to measuring It at so many
IhkDnv In Omni in
uatj ass v uiuitH i
COMPILED t MOM DfX flLCS 1
Thirty Years Ago
Superintendent Dnran, In charge of con
struction for th Western Union, Is In
Omaha consulting with Superintendent of
Telegraph Wckey on hl way to St. Loula.
Tha Miaaourl ralfio railroad bridge
across the Platte at Ixulsvlll was com
pleted and a trial angina run as a test.
The opening of a new dancing academy
Is announced, over which W. J. Anders
la to b master of ceremonies.
Complaint was made to Marshal Angel
concerning' the alleged unbearable odor
wafted to the olfactories from Boyd's
packing nous at South Omaha.
Whiter O. Phelps, foreman of Hlme
haugh, Merrlam A Co., Is the happy re
cipient cf an elegant watch and seal
charm, presented by F II. Davis on be
half of the employes of the company as
a testimonial of esteem.
The public library is now open at 10 a.
m. Instead of i p, m. and closes at p.
m. aa heretofore. Miss Molll Allen haa
been engaged as librarian. About 600 new
volumes hav been added to th library,
and a many as 300 volumes being Issued
laat Saturday. Miss Jennie Allen Is th
Owing to th unfair advantage taken
by some persons destitute of honor Mr.
Charles McDonald has been forced to
sdopt a rule forbidding masquerade cos
tumes to leave the store on acceptance.
Morits Meyer ha gone east.
J. J. Bavlll of Kearney Is In th city
If. T. Clark of Bellevu was in town.
Joliu McQavock. nephew of Councilman
MoQavock, who haa ben visiting In tb
city several days, left for his home in
Twenty Years Ago-
The funeral service of tli late John L.
Miles was held at his residence, 618 South
Twenty-slxth street, at 4: In th after
noon and the body was taken by th chil
dren to Davenport, Ia., for burial.
Attorney John C. Watson of Nebraska
City, who was In Omaha, said all h was
pulling for for his town was a distillery,
an electrlo atreet railway and an opera
house. llscuslng politics, he said he
thought Congressman Bryan would not
succeed stmeelf, that tha place lay, prob
ably between Church Howe, Judge Chap
man and Judge Pond.
Rev. II. A. Crane, preaching; at Seward
Street Methodist church, spoke on th
text, "Why I am not a Baptist," dwell
ing on what he termed the fallacy of
Mrs. James C. Pahlman of Chadron was
stopping at the Murray.
Bishop Newman preached at First
Methodist church on th theme, "Jesus
Christ, th Bank. Yesterday, Today and
Korver." The venerable prelate asked
th Indulgence of his congregation be
cause of an attack of "Influenza so
prevalent In this country at this time."
Rev. Charles W. Savidge at the Peo
ple's church declared that "In th last
ten years Omaha haa grown morally
Mrs. E. J. Davis, wlf of Dr. Davis,
Eighteenth and Davenport streets, tell
with a lighted lamp In her hand while
descending a flight of stairs and was
Shaken up and badly scared, as th light
caught from tb spreading oil and threat
ened destruction, but another member of
th household thrw a blanket over th
bias and put it out.
Ten Years Ago
Dputy Building Inspector Christ! said
th winter was falling to stop building
operations. Th peopl seemed deter
mined to build and activities were pro
ceeding as h had never known them to
City Treasurer Hennlngs estimated that
he could conduct hi office during th
year 1902 for I27.4U0.
C. E. Watson, deputy labor commis
sioner, cam to town to testify before
th grand Jury as to certain violations
of tb flra escap law.
E. Edmorwton, a laborer residing at
1914 Cuming atreet, was badly plnahed be
tween two freight cars on the Missouri
Paclflo tracks nesr Fourteenth and Nich
Th Piiblio Library board at a regular
meeting, over which Vice President Vic
tor Hosewater president in place of
President Read, who was absent, adopted
a resolution calling on tha city for a
fund of 120.0UO for tb coming year.
Judg Vlnsonhaler severely rebuked J.
A. Rosenheim of the Temptation Tonio
company for certain testimony b gav
in county court In a suit brought against
his ct&t-orn try- Tb Be Publishing com
rny. The Judg entered Judgment for
th .plaintiff and recommended that Ros
enheim's case be turned over to th grand
Jury for Investigation.
Ernest W. Julian of the Western News
paper union was regaling hi friends In
a thrilling story ct how hs escaped death
at th Junction in Kansas City, where,
ix Lo-tdon, or Missouri, fog It took a
good dodger to duck Wait Holmes' cable
People Talked About I
Tim newspaper discovery that most of
the swords decorating th officers of the
Uritlali army were "mud in Germany,"
gav John Bull a thrill that almost upset
hU appetlta for plum pudding.
Chicago la in doubt whether th head
of th tip trust Is, the meanest man or
the blgsest fool In town. II Imagines
by forbidding pockets In the clothe of
his cloak room girls, h can lur all the
nimbi tip iuto hi owe pocket.
. Tha proposed compromise with the Ca
morlst on trial In Italy looks good at a
distance, doing on th firing line In
Tripoli, wher Arab marksmen do their
best work Insure an early fuqcral with
out unnecessary expenses or unseemly
A grand Jury Investigation In Lee
county, Tennessee, Indicates that Adam
county, Ohio, Is not th only market for
purcb.aaa.bla vote In thla country. Fig
ure plied up by the Tennessee Investi
gators show that $36,000 was distributed
In I county laat fall as an Inducement
t vet right.
Dr. James B. Btoner, a former resident
of East Berlin, Adams county. Pa., now
commander of th United States Marine
hoaisliU at Pittsburgh, will probably b
a candidate for th poIUon of surgeon
general of th United States public health
and marina hospital rvk, to ueod
(Jeneral Wyman, who died rweently. Ir.
Kumar Is well kaew to th sarvtoa, hav
ing antrd It about twtnty-elg-ht years
Politics in Nebraska
Hastings Tribune: Hastings will soon
be well prepared for the political cam
paign. With a Tsft club organlxed, a
La Kollette club to be organised tonight,
and the democrats up a tree, things are
shaping up nicely in this vicinity.
Ainaworth "tar-Journal: John O. Yelser
of Omaha haa filed th Roosevelt petition
with tha secretary of state. That means
that Roosevelt' name will go on the
ticket as a candidate for "president. But
It doe not mean that Yeiser had Roose
Broken Bow Beacon: Morehead, Met
calfe and Pool are democratic candidates
for the gubernatorial nomination. The
first Is a banker and the other two are
newspaper men. Unfortunately a barrel
la often more potent than brains In a
political game, but thla editor's sympathies
sre for th quill-pushers.
Springfield Monitor: A Taft organize,
lion was perfected at a mas convention
In Lincoln Tuesday, when the president's
virtue were extolled In a set of resolu
tions. It ia claimed that the assemblage
was composed principally of those who
draw sustenance from th pie counter and
those who would Ilk to.
Wayne Herald: Either A. R. Davis or
Fred 8. Berry, both able lawyers and pro
gressive cltisens, could wrest th congres
sional toga from Dan Stephens. Wayne
needs a congressman and deserves one,
and it's Wayne's turn. Let Messrs. Davis
and Berry get together and decide who
shall enter tb arena and lead to victory.
Fall City Journal: On his Texas
trip Governor Shallenberger predicted
that the Nebraska voters would refuse
to put the Initiative and referendum In
th constitution. This will be regarded
by the Brysn democrats ss rather a left
handed slap at Bryan, their chief, and
a bid for the liquor and railroad vote
ly a prospective candidate for the United
Crlghton News: The Houston Post
quotes ex-Governor Shallenberger, as
prophesying when he was there recently
that th initiative and referendum
amendment submitted at the last legis
lature would be defeated by the voters
In 1912. That statement wilt not serve
to boost the ex-governor's senatorial
aspirations among the progressive cle
ment of the democratic party.
Lexington Pioneer: Buffalo Bill la
making1 arrangements for another fare
well tour with his Wild West next sea
son. The "farewell tour" of last sea
sen doesn't count, for the reason, as th
colonel states, "there are a lot of town
that I never said good-by to." Like that
other distinguished Nebraskan, Mr.
Bryan, the colonel doesn't Just exactly
know when the "last time" arrives.
Ord Journal: The Journal hopes that
Senator Sklles of Butler county will not
refuse to file as a candidate for con
gress. He is our kind of a Nebraska
democrat. W are not fashioning poli
tics for that district, but with Sklles
running for congress William H. Smith,
of the Seward Independent-Democrat,
would make a good man for the demo
crats to send to the state senate.
Niobrara Tribune: R. L. Metcalfe has
answered tb call of his Omaha friends
and entered the race as a democratlo
candidal for governor. He bolted Dahl
man two years ago and Just what course
th wet element of the democratlo party
will take, remain to be aeen. Metcalfe
will have the support of the Bryan fac
tion, and it begins to look Ilk cCTtnty
Howell Journal: Aldrich was elected
governor of Nebraska, not on account of
his own popularity, or th deslr of th
people for republican rule, but largely be
cause our sober" citizenship shuddered at
the Idea of a man of Dahlman'a strip
being placed at th head of our great
and growing commonwealth. Let th
democrats nam a representative cltisen,
a man In whom th peopl hav confi
dence, and a different story will b told
when th votes are counted in th fall
Tekamah Herald. The action of th
Omaha bar was certainly commendable.
When (5 per cent of the cases against
the street railway company result In
disagreement of Jurora, It Is high time
tbat something wss done. The brib
ing or packing of Jurors strikes at
th fundamental principles of our govern
ment. It Is high time also for th courts
of Douglas county to take notlc that
omethlng Is wrong when a publto cor
poration can hang more than half the
cases brought against 'hero. It looks
Albion News: Senator Brown and Con
gressman Norris, who will ba th repub
lican candidate for United Statea senator
at th primary next April, have announced
that they will both remain In Washing
ton attending to their official duties, and
leave th matter 'to their friend and
the people of Nebraska to decide which
of them shall have the place. This I a
dignified manner for them to proceed. If
all candidate for office would adopt this
plan It would be much more satisfactory
to the people. It Is very questionable
whether any candidate makes any votes
by personal solicitation.
Bridgeport News-BIada; That Glfford
Plnchot 1 a blatherskite, and ao Is his
coadjutor, Garfield, . was th statement
mad before th Irrigation congress by
Albert O. Bartlett of Wyoming. He
declared the latter' conception of Irri
gation problem wa narrow, and Plnchot
evidently agreed with him. Those ar th
worthies who told the people of th
North t'latt valley that If they wanted
to extend the govwnment ditches they
would have to do it themselves. But
President Taft found a way to rid tr.'i
service of both Garfield and Plnchot, and
th government Is providing the money to
complete the canals. Thla is why tbos
worthies are deriding Taft and eulogis
ing La Follette. "Birds of a feather flock
Osceola Record: Among tho who
mad th pilgrimage to Lincoln Tuesday
to participate In th mass convention
called by Ernest Pollard, there war sev
eral hundred republican here who did not
go. Polk county has its Taft republican
and Ita La Follette republican and it
Roosevelt republicans, as well a any!
other county, but there ar vary fw
her who sea any particular occasion to
get red faced about It. Really, it Isn't
so bad as that. Th admirers of th pres
ident and th admirers of th Wisconsin
man ar both overdoing th Job a little.
They ar far mora excited about politics
than ar th maes of republican voter of
this stat. Mas meetings and club really
serve no needful or important purpoae, at
this time. Th republican of Nebraska
do not need to wear label to diatingulah
them from each other and they don't
want any such distinction. Whea th time
come to vote, each wllf vot his prefer
ence without the assistance of any club
and when th nomination is made there
will be no protracted spell ef recrimination.
Ft. I.ouls Republic: About how long
can th Champ Clark boom survive the
deadly favor of Willie Hearst?
Cleveland Plain Dealer: A western Judge
named Hook seems likely to go to the
supreme court to fill the Harlan vacancy.
That's what some people have maintained
all along the court needed.
Washington Herald: Champ Clark Is
amused that the republican national con
vention s to be held on the anniversary
of the battle of Waterloo. He ahould
remember It Is also the anniversary of
the first nomination of William McKlnley.
Houston Post: Colonel Watterson'a ap
peal for peace la worthy of his great
heart and brain, but there can be no
peace until an unconquerable and Im
perishable democracy shall have annihi
lated th depraved and devilish republi
New York Bun: The committee on
publlo buildings and grounds by a vot
of 14 to I has ordered the report of a
public building bill In spite of the pro
test of Mr. Underwood of Alabama that
an appropriation Would mar the demo
cratic record of economy. Economy Is all
very well In Its way as a profession,
but tha democrats know what they are
about; nothing makea such a good Im
pression In a locality as a new publlo
building, and it Is votes that are wanted.
Sioux City Journal: Calamity haa
broken out In Nebraska. A petition has
been filed wtilt the secretary of state
whereby the name of Theodore Roose
velt will be placed on the primary ticket
as a candidate for president of the United
States. The expression from the La
Follette organisation is unfavorable. It
may be that friends of Albert B, Cum
mins will see that his name also Is
placed on the ticket. The more the
merrier. "Let the people rule."
Am Example Worth FoIIowla;.
The moral effect of the action of the
United States In resenting Russia'a dis
crimination as to Its citizens Is soon
shown In the agitation In England over
the same thing, and the suggestion made
to follow the American example. This
Is the age of fair play, and the nation
which denies It Is bound to get Into
trouble with the right thinking part of
Supervision ef Dyaamlle.
Possibly It may come to this, that th
government shall take over the manufac
ture of dynamite aa a national monopoly
and take account Into whose keeping It
shall come, even to the supervision of
Its own military employes.
Politic la the Graveyard.
Teddy Is nothing if not audacious. His
last exploit is an effort to force his way
into the race for the presidency by tak
ing a turn through the graveyard.
Good Opportunity for
Investment In Substantial'
! The condeiMed milk end Otumxsg
Factory that I am erecting st Pepil
lion, Nebraska, is rapidly seaxizig com
pletion, and I am rtavr offering a lim
ited amount of Waterloo Cbreaaaaryi
Co. preferred stock at $100 per share,
drawing interest at the rate of
7 Por Cent Per Annum
We will guarantee to convert all
outstanding stock into cash at theend
of three years. t
This inrestment is bound to bo prof
itable for the investor and will result
in great benefit to the milk industry
in Douglas, Sarpy and Washington'
counties. This is the first "Evapo
rated Milk"' factory in the state of
Nebraska. Our brand will be the "Elk
horn Evaporated Milk."
If you are interested send for list of
men who have already subscribed and
such other information aa you may
Eeference, First National Bank,
Waterloo Greamsry Co.,
LCROY CORLISS, Prest.'
' Ton are cordially invited to inspect
this plant at any time.
L Papillion Interurban line terminal, j
GUARANTEE FOND LIFE ASSOCIATION
ORGANIZED JANUARY 2, 1902.
PURK I'ROTKCTION IXSl'HAXCK.
Assets, October 1, 1911 3 04, (M 1.70
Reserve Fund, October 1, 1911 . . 4A8.72e.43
Securities with Stt Department October 1, 1911. .... 292,030.00
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Depository Ranks appointed MO.
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LOOK VP OTJ1S KSOOmo.
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Telephone Douglas 7031. '
There was a time long aro when the
first 'Person One Would Wish to Hav
bren" waa Hunt Clatis.
That's right. Isn't it. old gray top?
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
He If a week since I asked you II
you'd be my wife and I've come for my
anawer. Have you thought It over?
hhe Yes. I've thought It over and I
couldn't think of It. Boston Transcript.
"Wife, will you thread a need for
me? I want to sew on a few buttons."
"Why, certainly. There you are. Now
you can sew on your buttons while I go
to the bridge club. Sometimes I wonder
how you managed before you were mar
ried." Washington Herald.
"A number of men who get to th
front are mere accident."
"Yes." replied Senator Sorghum: "I
sometimes think that what our govern
ment most needs la some reliable form
of accident insuranre." Washington Star.
"Dr. Fplllet and I were out together
today and be asked me to have s drink
"Never accept that from a doctor,
"Because don't yon know that when a
doctor treats you, h alwava sends you
tha bill?" Baltimore American.
"I saw a magican turn water Into milk
"He's no magican, he's a milkmen. "
THE GOOD OLD DAYS.
Detroit Free Press.
Th good old days, the good old days.
When Eve and Adam wooed.
Eve did not yearn for taxicabs
Or want expensive food;
And after they were man and Wife
She did not turn her head
And point to some chap passing by
As one sh might hav wed.
Th good old days, the good old days,
In Eve and Adam's time,
They did not keep a fourth-floor flat.
With marble stair to climb;
He did not have to wake at S
And quit some pleasant dream,
And toddle to the basement cold
To get a little steam.
The good old days, the good old days,
Of Mother Eve's romance.
She never dragged poor Adam out
At night unto a dance;
No operas Metropolitan
K'er took him from his door.
There was no highbrow stunta like that
Good Adam's life to bore.
The good old days, the good eld days.
When all the world was young.
Eve never made poor Adam eat
Boiled ham or potted tongue;
They knew not then cold-storage eggs
Or predlgested chaff.
The safety rasor wasn't known.
Nor waa the phonograph.
The good old days, th good old days.
When Eve and Adam dwelt
In peace, he never had to wear
Ills trousers with a belt:
There waa no woolen underwear.
Or e'en a fuzzy hat.
And Eve waa never known to say,
"Am I as fat aa that?"
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