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I Communications relating to new and
editorial matter ahould be addreaaed
Cmaha Be. Editorial Department.
"tate nf Kebraeka. Cfliintv of Douglas, ait
. Dwlght Wjniama. circulation manaser
I of tha Pea Publishing company, being
duly (worn, aaya that the average dally
I circulation, ess spoiled, unuaed and re
turned copies, for the month of Novem
, ber. IHL waa 10.57.
ubarrtbad In m presence and sworn to
tfore ma thla eth day of December, ml.
, ibeal) ROJiEIlT Hl'NTKn,
Sabsrrtvers leavla; l city
ten para rlly shoald kare Th
Ilea mailed ta these. Aee-eea
wlla, ba eaeagta aa often as
If you think tbre has been too
I much politics la 1911, just wait for
i If the letter carrier bad a merry
' Christmas', surely the rest of the
i world did.
1 Now 1 the time to engage passage
I on the water wagon. Come early, and
, avoid the rush.
Since England haa shut out our
beef truit, maybe we ran get some of
I the cfcolca cuts.
One thing Is certain, congress had
! better aee to It that acbedule K does
', not raise connections. .
' Doubtless the parents of those Los
Angeles children fonnd with dyna
itnlte were astounded.
Perhaps In bis self-lmprlsonmont,
Governor Hooper waa trying to get
In with the "saints In prison."
Of course, if Russia has been un
able to subdue Persia, there stood
faithful Johnny Bull in reserve.
Governor , Aldrtch. f reports 861
; names on the state payroll, which
shows that Nebraska is also lorn em
ployer. ' Colonel Mabray is not the first to
confess too much, but maybe thero
is some truth In what he has ad
mitted. .. Ty Cobb has decided to get off
the stage. Probably believing that
the stage is bilking people enough
as it is.
If the suffragettes do storm con
STesH, they will do well to aim their
mls3iles at other than our belligerent
friend, Mr. Sulzer.
William Dames, Jr., is quoted as
saying it is time for the third party.
A third party? Why not a fourth or
fifth or sixth party?
Not despising on Sunday what and
whom one has lived by and with
through the rest of tbe week is sug
gestive of common sense.
FarJ'r.onv hating to worry, W
Morgan fahuater may even now be in
tbe watchful eye of( another promt
nent man named Morgan.
Meanwhile, tha K of tha large Kns
llah market may make meats cheaper in
hla oouutry.-New York Globe.
And yet some men say thla is not
an age of faith.
For tbe chief counsel of interests
representing $180,000,000, Attorney
Vceder for tbe packers displays
astonishing Ignorance at convenient
Sites are being purchased for new
factories In Omaha at a rate that is
very encouraging, but the posBlbll
Hies in tbia line are not yet ex
There are five Smiths in tbe United
States senate and one Lorlmer and
the New York Evening Post thinks
that is one too many of the Utter.
Eo do others.
tA C. Sballenberger haa outlined a
platform for bis coming senatorial
campaign. L.LIko the one on which
t re for governor, it ia calculated
to work both ways.
Taw democrats are erring "good
roe63,' bat If Uty ahould not get
toea Bertajpej Mr. Bryui Can manage
to ru aks ausun roller over tbe bad
o&ea Just tte same.
1?. a Sftitr Aldrlch ko.11, sched-
Suis JC la tta verr citadel of proteo
tkmj" tSeia isrt cooigrvss storm the
silaxtel wlt&i wB aimed intentions of
sifciVug It sairoea XL jwojU La A LfcU
A Vexed Question Settled.
One of tbe dnarest privileges of the
American citiien, to which he haa
rlune; with the moat stubborn per
sistence, has been that of doctoring
himself. It matters not what his ail
ment, he has always felt capable of
either prescribing for his own needs
or selecting the particular brand of
doctor to whom to apply for assist
ance. That ha has bad a wonderfully
wide range through which to exercfue
his choice of practitioner who should
administer to his bodily Ills and ali
ments is another tribute to the all-
embracing Independence of thought
and action of the American citizen
along lines of medicine and surgery.
8clence lowers ber proud wing before
sentiment in this regard, and quivers
Impotent before the stubbornness of
a people who will rely on faith when
the apothecary Is available.
This condition of affairs has Jut
received the official sanction of the
president of the United States. In
the Panama canal tone, where the
authority of the government has
been military rather than civil in Its
operation, the scientific application
of medical knowledge has wrought a
change that Is marvelous. Where the
French and others found disease so
general and so deadly that white men
tould not survive there anv arest
length of time, the American doctor
has established conditions so healthy
that no community in the United
States can compare. The last report
from the Panama rone shows a death
rate of 2.03 per 1,000, an achieve
ment claimed by the doctors as due
entirely to their control of tho situa
tion. But beaters of various sorts
have sought to break in, and now
President Taft, recognising the rights
of American clthens, has so modified
the order that It shall not be con
strued "to prohibit the practice of
the religions tenets of any church In
the ministration of the stckuand Buf
fering by mental or spiritual means
without the uso of any drug or ma
terial remedy, whether gratuitously
or for compensation, provided that
such sanitary laws, order, rules or
regulations as now or hereafter may
be in force In said canal sone are
The canal, cone In its present re
markable high state of public health
ought to be an ideal place for a
healer of any soft, for "mental sci
ence" can do little harm to one who
is bodily well. The next official re
port will be awaited with some in
terest. Promisa of Peace In Mexico.
The simplest construction to put
upon the ignominious collapse of the
Reyes revolt Is the success of the
Madero revolution. Evidently a new
and better day has dawned for Mex
ico. Apparent! it has found 'the
man at last to lead it out of its wUr
derness of war up to the promised
land of peace. It seems that In help
ing Madero to overthrow Plat it
bullded better than it knew. If Ueyes,
tbe chief scion of the old regime,
with the glamour of his own and
Dial's brilliant achievements cluster
ing about htm, could not incite the
people to action, who could?
The Mexican temperament ia not
one about which to rhapsodise In
this connection; it might at any time
betray itself. But thus far it has be
haved exceedingly well. The old
spirit that preferred war to peace,
that kept politics and industry in
constant ferment, apparently is
dying, or, at least, has come to see
the futility of things as they were.
This Is all that Mexico need now de
sire. It is enough to insure Its fu
ture and far more than even Dr.
Madero could have expected in so
short a time.
As for General Bernardo Reyea,
hla abject surrender as a traitor to
his country after' his miserable fail
ure to rouse a man to his side, marks
him as the object of deepest pity,
particularly In view of hla so-called
glorious past and the ignoble fate
which the law holds out for him. Ills
111 Judged Action only goes to show
that he, waa a man out of his time
and that he was unable to appreciate
what Madero had accomplished.
However the government may decide
to deal with the old captive, his ex
ample Is likely to have a very salu
tary effect upon Mexlco'a chances for
The Crusade of Hash.
Kansas covets the impossible when
looking for something to do. It
hatea the soft snap. Its seal of re
form never quits. Aloue, John
Brown went out to abolish slav
ery. Unaided, except for her little
hatchet, Mrs. Nation hurled herself
at Demon Rum, with what loud, rat
tling effect to the demon's plate glass
windows, mirrors and fine glassware.
will be recalled. Now, the third of
these intrepid crusaders comes forth
in the person of Dr. 8. J. Crumblne,
secretary of the State Board of
Health to find out. in the name of
tbe slate, what Is hash. He declares
in Ma pronnnctamento that be wtU
not onJjr del! a a this ancient dietary
oonrocUoa. but vCl pxt U oat
buslws waleM It Is made hmSler
In su'irx twtupZliDca with the ataX
pure food laws,
There is a bold nan. His Isrvcav
ligation, be aaya, is prouiptrd Vj pe
titions and promts from numerous
"hash Victims. " He is no OKfcuary
rttfuriuur., he Is a publh: UmSatlnrH
or 'Uk hm M lea aauratauU ia Jxis la&k.
But failure to aucceed Is all that kept
John Brown, and Carrie Nation from
claiming the prise. If he succeeds
the alar boarder will rise up to call
him bleeeed and the dyspeptic will
fall down and worship at his feet.
Hash what Is It and why? Tbe
question Is as old as boarding houses.
Hash Is not only the bluest blur and
the darkest brown of the morning
after, It has for as long as the
boarder can remember been the bane
of his life and the butt or all Jokes,
but what Its composition, that Is an
other matter. An old stage song a
very old one used to run thus:
Oh, love, It la a mlnhty funny thlnit:
It catchca tho young and tho old.
It'a Juki like a plate of boarding bouse
And many a f'-llow grit sold.
But tbe bogus thing must go now;
its days are numbered. When Kan
sas gets on the trail of a fake it is
as good an gone.
Where Publicity Wat Needed.
Had big business been tinder the
necessity of complying With certain
publicity laws In 1900, 1901 and
1902, the meat packers might not
now be on trial for alleged violation
of antl-truet statutes, for they might
have observed the publicity laws.
They might not have entered into a
secret combine to fix and control
prices, to apportion the country In
districts and to abolish competition.
The right sort of regulatlona re
quiring a certain amount of publicity
of their conduct of affairs might
have saved them much annoyance
and tho consumers of meat much
money. This suit in Chicago, there
fore, serves as additional cmphaBls, if
any were needed, of the Importance
of large corporations of this charac
ter doing la the open those things
vitally affecting the government and
the ultimate consumer.
It is astonishing what ignorance
one of the chief attorneys or
the packers displays concerning
what went on when these secret
prices and combines were being
arranged. He can remember noth
ing about the details of any mer
ger or combination. He Just barely
can recall that such a thing as an
association of theae packers existed
and that it now and then held meet
ings, but what was done at these
meetings or even what was the name
of thla association, he Is utterly un
able to remember, even though his
own son was the secretary of the or
ganization. The government . has
sought to rofresh Mr. Veeder's mind
by recalling that it was at these
meetings of this association that
prices of meat were fixed and plana
for destroying competition laid.
All this trouble, complicated by
treacherous memories, would have
been precluded with the right sort of
limelight to turn on these "mid
night" meetings. Tbe country has
fiddled long enough; It is time now
for some real music.
If the gaekwar of Daroda imagined
that the king of England, Ireland
and Wales and emperor of India and
a few islands of -the sea could not get
back at him for that slight, he knows
now that he did not know his man.
Just to show that no blooming gaek
war can bally well turn his back to
him and get away with it, George V
declines an invite to the wedding of
the gaekwar's daughter, the princess
of Baroda. Thla coup de grace hav
ing been dealt by ye king, the in
cident may now be considered closed
with England's honor still unsullied.
The spectacle of two officers of
the fire department accusing them
selves before the commissioners is an
edifying illustration of the extent to
which discipline is now established in
the Omaha fire department Not so
very many years ago this sight would
have excited great wonderment.
Railroad men after tbe first -of
January will be in a position to ap
preciate the feellnga that surged
through the breasts of politicians and
others a few years ago when tho
Hepburn act first became law. The
day of the pass is numbered.
A correspondent observes that
"you don't hear ao much of the fel
low nowadaya who wanta to 'whip
the editor' as you used to," and asks
why? Don't know, unless it is that
the editor nowadays Is so good he
does not need to be whipped.
The city council proposes to skim
the surface of the paving altuatlon in
Omaha without atirrlng its depths. If
the council Is really in earneet, why
doesn't it adopt a resolution that will
enable it to get at the bottom facts?
The city engineer is asking an ap
propriation of 1 200,006 for aa exten
sion of sewers during the coming
year. The necessity for this work is
another proof of Omaha's growth.
Giving, of course. Is bettor than
receiving, bat it is often hard for a
man to appreciate that with a re
lentleea Mil collector staring him is
XX that. Laa rots! vwuld not be
i aAmAmtm mtmstty at a wace
TWra as sifat cot ?cnra
to sOetw t&aS fc ks aatf grstti XUsg
- raavla a Gmu -
JktkiaT nuB luta team hi ouiiarwka a
(aw iMtra tw auuufeMa nrva tuiu&k Id
ailvuoaia .aa li aa As
COMPILED FROM BEE NIX3
Thirty Years A go
Karl B. Coo, the Wfcll known attorney
of thl.t rlty and Ml Mary Freeman, one
of the clty'M bellna, waa marrltd at tha
reeldence of the brldo'a mother at
KlRhteenth and Chicago streets. Ths
ceremony waa performed by Rev. A. L.
riherrtll. James Freeman and Bert llltch-
cok were the sroomamen. Mlaa Ida
Freeman, a slater, and Mlaa t.ulu Hind
of Cleveland Were the tirldean,aide.
A very respectable and largely attended
meeting of tha Land league waa held at
Kouny'a hall, at Which th officers were
elected by acclamation. The treaaurer,
M. Donovan, reported receipts In excaaa
of the K.W0, with the proceeds of Hon.
T. P. O'Connor'a lecture to be added.
Another monument Of brick, atone and
plats plant approaches completion tier
the corner of Dodge and Thirteenth
Htreeta, erected by one of our moat sub
stantial citizens, Mrs. ltlllkke. Dufrenc
& Mendelsohn were the architects.
A pkanant party occurred at the real-
deuce of Mrs. M. A. Wells, corner of
Ninth and Pacific streets.
Mr. Thomas V. Boyd has axsumed the
duties of treasurer of Boyd a opera bouae.
Ha haa not bex-n in the city for nearly
eleven yeara, having during that time
been engaged on George W. Chllds' paper,
tho Philadelphia Ledger.
The apportionment of school fundi com
ing to Douglas county of $10,975.56 Is Just
It Is announced that beginning January
t tho Union Facirio will sell commutation
bridge tickets Tor twenty-five trlpa at
K for fifty trips at $7.30. Tickets good
for three months. The Council Bluffs
Street Railway company wilt sell com
mutation ticketa good for ten trips for $1.
Thla makes tha through trip from Omaha
to Council Bluffs 90 cent, where Is waa
formerly 66 cents.
Jacob 8. Kockenfleld. aged 70 years,
father or Mrs. George C. Bassett, died at
hla daughter's residence, near Nineteenth
and Ors.cs streets, and th remains are
to be shipped to Maquon, 111.
Public notice by Mayor Boyd Informs
all saloon keepers that their places must
be really, truly closed on Sunday, January
1. and they will not be allowed to open
on Monday unless tbey secure licenses.
Twenty Years Ago
T. C. Patterson of North Platte, promln
ently mentioned for th position of th
register of tha land office there, to suc
ceed Mr. Nesblt. who was about to re
tire an account of ill health, was In the
Senator A. T. Paddock of Beatrice was
at th Millard.
Mr. and Mra. I W. Wakeley of Chicago
returned t their home after spending
Chrlatmas day with Judge Wakeley and
Mrs. Edwsrd Dickinson, wife of th
general manager of the Union Pacific,
was reported quite ill in Chicago.
Miss Minnie Blske and Mr. George
Peters of Tarklo, Mo., were married at
th Dellonft, where they intended spend
ing a few days of their honeymoon.
Spurious $1 coins were in circulation In
Omaha, geverai hotel clerk had spied
them. Chief Clerk Sherman of the Murray,
Manager Reed of the Dellone, Mr, Huelett
of th Millard and Mr. Annls of th Pax
ton being f the number. F. T. Hamilton,
William Wallace and a few other
banker had not been taken In on any.
Three hundred children were alven a
jolly Christmas at th City Mission, all
trie better xor being late, superintendent
(Dr.) Lelaenrlng and hla corps of teacher
distributed present amonar them all. Tha
teachers were Mr. Tuttle, Miss Wear,
Mlsa Miller, Mi Burkett, Miss Goodman,
Mias Endllng, Miss Hatch, Mrs. Nichols,
Mrs. Scott, Miss Van Buran and Miss
Ten Years Ago
Th Fourth District Bar association
selected Guy R. C. Reed a Its favorite
to recommend to Governor Savage as
successor to Judge Ben -8. Baker on the
district bench. Judge Baker having ac
cepted a federal Judgshlp in New Mexico.
Judge Reed waa selected from a list Of
fifteen candidates. Th other candidates
In th order of their preference were:
E. J. Cornish, L. D. Holmes, A. H. Mur
doch, A. C. Troup, J. W. Carr, W. A.
Redlck, A. S. Churchill, Joseph H.
Blair, C. 8. Elgutter. H. B. Smith, K.
Wakeley. scattering tl. T. J. Mahoney
was chairman of th meeting and J. C.
Alfred Hansen of Avona, Ia, cam to
Omaha to get married and had every
thing needful but th girl. H bought a
license of County Clerk Harry Morrill
and waa astounded to find that Colonel
Morrill did not furnish th bride also. He
had, therefore, to postpone his marriage
until he took a day or two t hunt up a
brld to go with Ms license. 11 tried to
bribe a reporter for Th Be with St to
"get m a swell-looking wife," but th
faithful Journalist characteristically
stood adamatlne-llk against th tempta
tion. The Delta Epsllon Ksppa gav a most
enjoyable danc at th Normandi in th
Senator Millard left for Washington.
Senator Warren of Wyoming waa at the
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Kelly left tor
Chicago, te b gone on weak.
People Talked About
A belated inveatlgator of Chine char
acteristic declare that "Chinamen are
quick to learn poker," but neglects to tell
how much It cost htm te make th dis
covery. A Long Island girt was suob a dance
tavorlt that aba oancad haraalf t teeth.
Wall flower da Sot got as muck ex
ercise aa tbey seek, but tfcey bloom
Mrs. Suaia Peak ei Cnfa.aU, OhU-,
i Wins Um tflstincOon cf baiag: the yean
set sraJtdsoutA' ft ffty gramUtuUlrasj io
tha VoilM Stale. Sba la 11 )ar vt ,
She bas five chudraat au4 fca fifty fnot
ihUdrua axat lai gJJH-gjaaclb1Tn
Every juus with aa $ arsaSsi tmf
wtudow WIS feaasttV yewl Dr. Mary
Waiter t star essiaaaVs ajr-a alr ft
tons, mast ( J tt Use taMar sowM
bUunualasl aumaati Tx a H
idta iu ao h ks mwbWMm
aaaOisst Si tomuar as totwa
'IOg oinieM MS lee MSMel Ml
New Turk auw tty)iig as una anas t
futten (he Juckpvl wlttoti t avyauUet t
laud tlx Oronmratlo uattuiud utwutKa
lu Guthant. It 1 roioaid to amk tha
iuckptil ao oorputuiit thwt rtva,l bouaturs
vt BAttitintra, Chhmgo and St. lavuks will
haak Uke WaxUs ia juavcUuuaa.
game fataraatlaa Pbaeea
at th Mafias' Capital
If Senator Kenyon of Iowa can pur
auade a majority of hla associates to
practice economy on their own perquisites,
the United State senate will lose the
dlatlnctlon of being "the flneat club In
America." Tha senator ha Introduced
a bill that requires senators hereafter to
pay for shaves and hair cuts, and other
ton sort si - attention. Heretofore these
privileges have been extended to senators
free of cost.
The bill also abolishes the free baths
and provides that hereafter member of
the senate shall pay for such service.
The senator from Iowa estimates that he
will save $20,000 a year to th govern
ment by requiring senator to pay for
baths and barber shop service. The sen
ate baths have accessories for free mas
sage, and these too, will disappear it
th Kenyon bill is passed.
But the senator from Iowa does not
stop with these economies. In another
bill submitted today he proposes to re
duce the allowance for mileage from 30
cents a mile ti 10 cents.
Pine tho newspaper of the country
commenced to call attention to soma of
th expenditures set out In the annual re
port of the secretary of the senate for
the luxury and comfort of senators there
has been an unmistakable tendency to
ward reform. For example, during the
extra session or the senate last summer
tha usual supply of apolllnarla lemonade
was absent. Inquiry elicited th fact that
the committee on rules had abolished
this comfort In the interest of economy.
Later It was discovered that th phar
macy maintained by the sergeant-at-arms
had reduced Its stock of headache mix
tures, quinine pills and other drugs of
which It had carried a large stock for
Another disappointment confronted
some of the older senators when they
dropped Into the stationary room of the
senate to follow th annual custom of
laying In a stock or Christmas present.
For many years the stationary room has
carried, in addition to th regular stock
of routine supplies, paper, pencils, pens,
etc., a complete line of leather goods, in
cluding handbags, pocketbooks, card
cases, ornamental ink stands and many
little articles that were appropriate tor
presents. All supplies were offered at
actual cost, but nobody Is permitted te
buy execpt senators and their clerks and
the officers of the senate.
Blonds or Ilranlettes.
There Is no difference between blonds
and brunettes, except that the former
are harder drinkers. This Is, In effect,
the sum and substance of the findings
of the military board which some time
ago undertook an investigation to de
termine which of these types could best
resist the hardships of a tropical clim
ate. Bom time ago, It may be re
called, Colonel Woodruff, of tha army
medical corps, advanced th theory that
brunettes were better protected against
a tropical climate, and especially against
the sun, than blonds. An investigation
waa ordered to determine the correctness
of this theory, and it has been found
untenable. -An important finding of th
Investigator, v however, is that the sick
ness which afflicted officers and men
in the earlier period of the Philippine
occupation has been almost eliminated
with Improved sanitary and hygienic con
ditions which the medical corps has been
able to procure. -Some of. the experts
assert that now a residence of five yeara
in the Philippines will be attended With
no untoward results if proper precautions
against infection are observed. It is
found that there has been more sickness
among blonds, but that this is offset
by the fact that a greater number or
brunettes have had to be Invalided home.
It I also found that blonds are mors
adlcted to alcoholism.
Doctor' Order Obeyed.
Richard Jarvls, th big. good-natured
secret service operator who accompanies
President Taft on -ail of his travels,
recently underwent an operation for ap
pendicitis. Before going on the operat
ing table h Insisted on seeing the sur
geon try his hand on another patient.
Jarvls was ill and feeling bad when
Major M. A. De Leney, th president's
physician, called on him at his hotel.
"Dick, If you are not operated on within
twenty-four hours you will be a dead
man," said th doctor. "It's tn to
on that you will go to th hospital at
"I ll tak five dollars' worth of that,"
answered Jarvls, and he refused to go
to th hospital.
Th next morning th physician called
again. 11 fait Jarvls' pulse and looked
at hla tongue. Without a word he went
to the telephone and got the Walter
"Kend an ambulance and four soldiers
over here for a patient," he said to the
surgeon In charge.
"An hour later," says Jarvls, "a sol
dier knocked on my door and walked in,
followed by three other soldiers. 'Where
are yoVir clothes?' he asked. He packed
up my clothes. I went to the hospital."
Few persons outside those Immediately
interested are probably aware that when
a defeated candidate for congress con
tests th seat of a winner he la entitled
to draw $3,000 from th government, even
though hla case goes sgalnst him and
th man he tries to unseat is awarded
the I7.M0 regular annual pay.
In the daya of Tom Reed, when con
gress was so solidly republican you
couldn't crack It with an ax. Southern
men used to make quite a business of
contests. For example, no less than
three contests In Mississippi war
brought to congress at the same time.
Th unfortunate would hand over $1.0U0
to some lawyer to com ber and repre
sent them before tbe elections committee
and tak th other thousand and ha
a howling tlin la Washington until
th case was deckled. Congress, how
ever, shut down on tola practice as hard
as it could and In recent years contests
hare been fewer and more genuine.
Another epldemlo apparently ha broken
forth tills winter, and no lea than ten
oases are up for cunatdaratloa. It Is
Said that ona of th contest! ta Is aon
compos mentis, but be may gat hla Z.eoa
Just th same.
latrowacla tha) Beaaaiar.
A reporter was traranfrrad from tea
Department lit JuaOas rja' " Oa ntwmm
and the aplul. Hi rfcW vae atMrartus
htm anrand, Thar clruaved Into ter
Hturra oftkw and Lbs nsMrtar was bxre
dooed. The amairur ak.S tb new snan
what work h had bees 4u3og Sad was
"Las 74 know Taarmaws, w thariT
Union Pacific Railroad Company
Cordially invites the
citizens of Omaha,
irrespective of age
or sex, to visit its
New Headquarters Building
on Saturday, De
between the hours
of Ten AaM. and
Four P. M. t
asked th senator. He referred to Fred
erick W. Lehmann, solicitor-general.
"Oh, ys, I know him," answered the
reporter. "He's a splendid fellow and
an able lawyer."
"t'h huh," said Mr. Stone. "Did you
ever hear of his connection with that
big newspaper suit in St, Louis?"
"Yes," answered the reporter. "I have
read the briefs. Mr. Lehmann presented
a masterly case there. His arguments
swept all the ground from beneath the
defense. Ther was no answering Lett
mann'a contentions in that suit"
"is that so?" said Senator Stone. "Do
you know who was th lawyer on th
other side?" J
"No," answered the reporter.
"I was," said Senator Stone.
OYSTER BAY BUMBLES.
Cleveland Plain Dealer Times are back
la joint again. Recruiting for th Ananias
club lis been resumed.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican: Gov
ernor Aldrloh of Nebraska maintains that
the colonel' nomination would harmonise
th party throughout th country, As to
that, there are aeutely conflicting opin
ions, but more agreement can b found
as to the colonel's lurking disposition to
respond to an "overwhelming call" for his
Philadelphia Record: It Is like the good
old dayg to hear the colonel referring to
a story about him which he did not like
as "a characteristic and peculiarly in
famous falsehood." Thts Is only fairly
vigorous, but it must be remembered that
tbe campaign has hardly begun and that
the colonel's vocabulary becomes more
forcible and picturesque as he warms up
to bis work.
Minneapolis Journal: Roosevelt Is not
deficient on the moral side. His de
ficiency, which th country is measuring,
is an Intellectual, a constructive, a prac
tical deficiency. Th country want four
more years of applied progression, not
four more years of ardent, well meant
and unfruitful agitation. Th work of
th agitator Is done. Th day of th
constructive statesman Is at Its noon,
Sioux City Journal! If Roosevelt has
anything further to say sbout his pos
sible candidacy the Nebraska situation
gives him th best possible excuse for
saying It. It is barely possible, however,
that this was what the Nebraska pro
moters of ths Roosevelt boom had In
mind. If th colonel makea up .hi mind
that St Is merely an effort to amok him
out he may do a lot of coughing and
spitting before letting go of anything but
daahe and asterisks.
Whan the Legislative Mill Hems.
If th members of congress would leg
islate on other matters ss rapidly as they
make provision for getting their pay In
sdvanoe, they would get through consid
erable business every'dsy.
Gpeclal Notice to Union Fire Policyholders:
There will be a meeting of tbe policyholders of the Union Fire Insur
ance Company (Mutal) on January 3d, 1912, at 7 P. M. in the ball of tha
Lindell Hotel, corner Thirteenth and M streets, Lincoln, Neb., for the pur
pose of consolidating and nominating seven men for directors whom we
can unite on and be ready for the meeting at 9 A. M. on January 4th.
I urge all policyholders to be present as both aides of tbe question
will be thoroughly discussed and if you will refer to the State Journal ot
December 21, page 6, you will aee where Auditor Barton says that they
muat put back $26,000 which bears me out In my charges for the Injunction.
I do not believe there Is a man who thoroughly understands the facts who
would vote to retain these officers who so fraudulently paid this money
out for their positions. While our former manager, T. J. Brownfleld, has
written some of the agenta asking them to support Jos. W. Walt, I expect
he would like another $10,000 out of It, but they betrayed us once; are
you going to give them a chance to betray ua again? If not, you must be
at the meeting or algn the proxy printed below and send to me so it
will revoke the one which you might have sent to Jos. W. Walt. "DO IT
TODAY" as this Is your last chance to help save the "OLD UNION" and
keep it the same aa It always has been and oust the intruders aa they do
not own the company any more so than the school board owns your school
Thanking the many thousands who have so loyally responded and
trusting that I may meet you at Lincoln on January Sd and 4th, I beg to.
remain - Yours truly,
CHAS. ROSE, Grand Island Neb.
KNOW ALL MEN BT THESIS PRESENTS, That I. tha undersigned, de here
by constitute and appoiat CHAS. ROSE n.y attorney and agent, for me and In mjr
nam, place and stead, to vote as my proxy at the annual meeting of the stock
holders of tbe VNION FIRS. IK8URANCB CO. of Lincoln. Nebraska, and at any
pedal m eating thereof, for the election of directors, and upon such ether quae
tlons aa aiay come before suss annual or special meetings.
I hate by revoke all fotsner proxies gives by me to any other person or agaat,
Pal4 at Nebraska, this day eT
LINES TO A -SMILE.
"Creative genius never meets with It
full reward,'7 said th ready-made phil
osopher. "Quite true." replied Colonel Stlllwell.
"And the rule holds all through nature.
Por Instance, a hen never raid lies how
valuable her product is. In fact, she
wouldn't drink eggnog if It was offered
to her." Washington Star.
"Bigsby Is a queer fellow."
"He's one of the strongest advocates of
good roads I ever heard talk."
"What's queer about that?" 1
"Why, he doesn't own an automobile.'
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Mrs. Flatt--How can you lookio uncon
cerned when you know I am shivering
with the cold?
Mr. Flatt But what can I dot
Mrs. Flatt You might at least shiver,
too. Boston Transcript.
"It seems to me that the political acts
of mm In this country ought to be phy
"Because a man can't run for office un
less at th same time he stands well wltlt
hla party." Baltimore American.
Cinderella had put on the alas slipper.
"To be In fashion," waa her mental
comment, "th heel ought to be at least
two inches higher."
Suddenly reflecting, however, that per
sons wearing glass slippers mustn't kick,
she wisely held her tongue; and all tha
world is familiar with the rest of the
story. Chicago Tribune. .
THE PIRATE MINSTREL.
He seemed a very peaceful man.
Did Ebeneaer Dean,
Whose life was on a quiet plan
Most gentle and serene;
You would not think that he could be
A pirate red with wrong
And yet, with most bloodthirsty glee
H used to roar this song:
"O, Y ho! ho! the blood will flow
(Two thousand kegs of rum)
We'll slay the crew and captain,' too,
That's what we ll do, by gum,
We'll do just that, by gum!"
He used to sit upon the pier
Did Kbeneser Dean,
He did not look a Buccaneer;
With such a placid mien
It hardly seemed he could have led
And ruled a pirate throng.
And yet, in manner fierce and dread,
He'd chant this awful song:
"The ship we'll sink and tak th chink
(Two thousand kegs of rum)
We'll kill two-score and wade In gore
That's what we'll do, by gum,
We ll do just that, by gum!"
It hardly seemed a fitting thing
That Ebeneser Dean
Had ever cared much blood to sling
Or wava a cutlass keen.
And let us make this plain enough -
We've strung you all along, '
He never was a pirate tough ,
Ha merely sang this song:
"We'll shed a flood if scarlet blooifc
(Two thousand kegs of rum)
Weil laugh, 'Ho! Ho!' to see it flow,
That' what We'll do, by gum,
We'll do just that, by gum!"
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