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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
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i UfcCEJsBEK CIRCULATION.
Owning u Argument.
Interchange of epletolarr corre-si-ondenre
Norrls. am one of tbe thief La Fol-
tion between wage earner. They
are supported in this by the finding
ot the Chicago Vice commission,
which trace moral delinquency back
Il.tte lieutenants, and Colonel John!-"-' "" -
O Yelser. aa the originator or thej
Poesevelt boom, opens op an arcu- j
mcnt. The poiul urged by Ins con-;
Yet if all this be true and It it be
true that our industrial civillxatloa
is far from a neat fit, It still does
.a.. a..i .( mA ,'ot follow that we are ready to fli
uke the Insurgent leadership a ten I"' ' mhlt 1m"
r.o one else wanted It. and after itm" m won" rwelT toT thelr
was refused by the former president. I work' ia ot
piujers as wen as employes are suo-
feute of Nebraska. County of ionla ss:
!Tlir(ht WIMlan circulation
M Uio Reo Publfhlm oomir.y bMnj
,lr .worn. say. that th.
rtrrulauon. I apoilod. unu JiJIt
turnort cvt. fnr tha mootli ot Utctm
Utl. OHT WIU.tAMf..
t6oal " y Notary Fukllo.
lakatflam 1 tke rttr
aasUoat la tha. Aro
tt ka aaaaa-4 as ait aa re-
Coald that on be been an Al
bert law hotel T
Dr. Cook's practice most have run
flown in the meantime.
PresldentTTaft. In the meantime,
is getting a lot ot wood sawed..
Mr. Bryan win no Nobel r0
prlie on that Clark-Folk compromise.
'' It Colonel Harvey were a vindictive
tnaa he might Jump Into the race
: The District of Columbia demands
a square deal. But It baa no voters
Of course Emperor William will
leave his sword at home when he
goe to Paris.
l' At any rale, Clarence Darrow will
know whether his attorney Is over
j: Mr. Bhttstar is being banqueted In
IKaglaad. But Johnny Bull did not
;taqut bin In Persia.
Become a eoupon clipper, and vote
the coupon In, The Bee's popularity
tosteat for coaimlaaioner.
': Governor Hsdley sayg he baa never
'found It necessary to wear gum
jshoetw Probably be has never bad a
ji An letter writers both Congress
jmsn NorrU and Colonel Yetser have
iet to learn the first rule tbat em
I, The man who can keep up with
the progress of events In China just
mow must have a very versatile mind,
.perhaps one bordering on the yellow.
If the seriousness of the accident
did not make levity out of place, we
might say something about the oc
cupants ot the city hall machine get
ting a nplll
On Of th books which Mayor
Gays or says has deeply Influenced
him in "Th Decline end Pall of th
Roman Empire." Wonder how It has
Impressed "Boss" Murphy.
Governor Harmon's nam baa been
duly ttat4 for a (lac on the demo
cratic primary ballot In Nebraska,
Mr. Bryan's Commoner will now get
busy aa leader ot the anvil chorus.
Oar democratic shsrlS says the
food furnished prisoners Is bad be
cause th county commissioners will
not pay tor whitewashing the county
JalL Wonder It he expects them to
all conscientious snd loyal Insurgents
must stay "1th the Wisconsin nmn
to the finish, no matter whst thi out
come. Colonel Yeiser's eomeb&cx I
tltst ss a prasldeitlal possibility Li
toilette Is finished already, anl that
the law ot self-preservation eirusea
a man. even though hs be an Insur
gent, from following a leader to fore
dwmed defeat. From nil of winch
It I fair to Infer that thi Roosevelt
ivjve-nent l less behol.iru to those
who stsrtvd La FVIlette oil the track
thai It Is to the republicans wha
tel'eve tbat President Taft Is en
titled to a renonvimtion, and would
hr e as good. If not better, prospects
of M:cces at the loll-j as any other
republican unucr consideration.
Ject to the rules of competitive In
dustry and when the price of labor
is fixed by lew the demand will be
for fixing other prices, too, which
will be objected to aa the same thing
aa state socialism.
Where Are We At!
An inquisitive community awaits
a learned disquisition from th law
yers In tbe rase to tell us Just where
we are at in this water works litiga
tion. All we know is that th court
ot appeals, sitting at St Louis, has
handed down two decisions politely
denying the applications of both the
water company aud the Water board,
the one asking a reversal of the rul
ing on tbe question of interest, and
the other seeking an order for Im
mediate possession of the water plant
with subsequent settlement of little
differences about the amount to be
paid. Presumably, there are ways
known to shrewd lawyers to appeal
to higher tribunals If they want to
take them, but whether they will
want to or not depends on what la at
stoke. In the meantime, there Is tbe
suit brought to test the right of the
South Omaha stock ysrds and park
ing houses to furnish their own
water, th overdue hydrant rental
tflls, th unpaid occupation taxea,
ard n few other tribe like that to
prevent the lawyers from running
ou: of fodder.
Colonel Harvsy mildly reminds
Governor Wilson that Harper's
Weekly has supported twelve presi
dential candidates, eleven ot whom
were elected. And there Is a lot In
thai Little reminder to think about,
When the house democrat con
cluded to yield to publlo criticism
snd sllminat from the appropria
tions th 111,000.000 building hill,
th pork barrel, with the same sweep
of feigned economy they wiped out
th bill appropriating money for
building two battleships. This was
parsimony, to us ths lesst odious
term, not' economy. ' If this nation
is to maintain, Its naval position with
other powers It must' build two flrao
clasa warships a yesr. If It decides
to surrender its naval strength and
drop back on sea among the second
ary nations. It ran then afford to
adopt thla democratic program. All
th subterfuge about magnifying
war and prodigal expenditure will
not conceal the Important facta from
th eye ot an Intelligent public.
But there Is room and opportunity
for real economy In th scop of
naval affairs. If th democrats are
looking for such. If they were se
riously Intent upon anything of the
kind, they would take stepa to abol
ish some of the useless naval yards
scattered over tbe country. That
would be real economy, real business.
There is a demand for tbat, none for
cutting down our naval power.
Earnest statesmanship would take no
account of the fact tbat naval yards
afford facility for pie-counter politic.
It would look only to tbe principle of
economy and efficiency. Secretary
Meyer, actuated by this principle, and
tired of having tbs fisoi burdened
with useless !jr stations along ths
shores, is the author ot very ear
nest movement to do away with ship
yrds not required by th demands
ot the navy. Millions, he has shown,
can thus be saved.
Her Is all th opportunity that
congress need ask for In on lln of
activity tor th exercise ot Its feigned
economy policy. It remains to be
seen whether the democratic- bouse
majority will batard their chances
la this direction. It is quit likely
that. If no higher motive asserta It
self, a keener political sense will yet
William Allen Whit says he baa
sot seen compelled to go to the big
city aa so many famous men have be
cause be naturally love th small
town, but th real reason probably Is
that on of hi book has sold sp to
, 1.0 cop la.
' It goe without saying, and needs
no Justlacatloa, that Colonel Fsn
nlng's pavlnc petition promoter was
'under a much more solemn duty to
, travel to Uaeoln to withdraw that
.-Bryan filing than to appear before
the city council a witness In the
"jpsvlng scandal Investigation,
, It's not qneatlon whether the
j prisoner la th county Jan are get--tlag
terrapin, toast and ptnk tea, bat
.whether ther ere getting the whole
some food for which th county Is
. paying. Svwa a criminal la entitled
to food St to eat. and many of the
'coaaty JaO prisoner tarn eut on
trial Mt to k caimlaala,
Colonel Wattenoa'i Ultimatum.
I refuse looser to follow a maa whose
nomiiMUon would, le ur Jwurmant,
a dlaaater and whose election a calamity.
Tbat la Colonel Watterson's last
word upon Governor Woodrow Wil
son. It admits of no misconstruc
tion. It I forceful, straightforward
and earnest. It surely means that
the most potent democrat of the
south and one of the most powerful
In the United States w(iU not support
the New Jersey governor if he be
comes tbe democratic nominee for
the presidency. What effect is this
going to have upon Dr. Wilson's can
didacy for the nomination? It has
been admitted in most quarters that
hla spectacular breach with his old
friend, Colonel Harvey, baa. lu itself,
hurt no more than helped Wilson.
Its stage effect Is strong. But here
Is another aspect of tbe situation.
Will the majority of the delegates
at Baltimore deride that that effect.
backed by Colonel Bryan' ardent
championship, will more than offset
the effect of the Watterson opposi
tion? Will they elect to hasard thslr
chances of success upon a candidate
who they are assured beforehand,
will be repudiated by a forceful ele
ment In the party?
In th meantime political hjistory
is being made fast, and th demo-
crate are giving It the vehicle of a
pungent literature. Colonel Watter
son' repudiation of bis party's most
available candidate la carried Into
every corner of the country and be
come a matter of record. It cannot
easily be effaced or checked out of
mind. No doubt efforts at concilia
tion will be made, especially If Gov
ernor Wilson Is nominated, but
should they succeed, these trenchant
ords of the great southern editor
will stand out like a corked hat In
the mind's eye of every thoughtful
1 refuse lonser to follow a man whose
nomination would, la air judswiMit. be
disaster and wnuaa oleniton a calamity.
At any rate, some of the distin
guished statesmen are not re trained
by the seme-conscientious scruples
Ihst ' prevents, Coniresnmsn Norrls,
after' enlisting for La Pollette, from
deserting his choice In order to climb
on what for th moment looks like
a faster band wagon.
If Congressman Norrls should ex
press his real opinion about Senator
Cummins lsunchlng a presidential
boom for himself after pledging bis
support to La Pollette, It would prob
sbly be more uncomplimentary than
what be nays about Colonel Roosevelt.
Bcoldn( Back ard
H TsW l Est ststaVai
r COMPILED rBOM Bf-E TXLI& C
J KtB- 1. 1 i '-
An axchang observe thst "after
th amok has cleared away In Chi
cago," Taft will be nominated.
Ther are brighter bopes than that,
since the Illinois Central Interurban
locomotives continue to puff their
If there Is a man on the city pay
roll who does nol feel sure he could
absorb a fl.SOO salary as commis
sioner aa well as the next, be Is too
modest to divulge his small estimate
ol his own value.
Mr. Bryan's peac proposal be
tween Folk and Clark to divide Mis
souri comes naturally from a maa
who baa been dividing hi party tor
Maylse Tkets Wwa,
BaHtowfw A mart can.
Follstte's eampala-a Is bain treated
with smaAluMd lniMiu. a. . .7n
why ahould not the ao-cailea prosTCMiTsj
have their fua? After the eonvantlon
they will be Just as goSd republicans as
Tie Kiniaufl Wag (.tuition.
In th search tor evidence taat our
modern Industrial system I an Im
perfect fit we need look no further,
it appears, than tbe condition of the
wage worker la th plant of th
United Bute 8teel corporation, if
a compulation by th Associated
Charities of Pittsburgh be anywhere
near correct. Louis D. Brandei de
clared to the Steel trust Investigating
committee or the house that 5 per
cent of the Steel trust's employes In
the Pittsburgh district earn lea than
the actual coat of subsistence of the
average American family, citing the
fignre of th charities association la
support of his statement. .
Such Instances suggest the ques
tion of a minimum wag seal for
the unskilled laborer without the
power of a union back ot him. Over
la Chicago philanthropic women are
proposing' each a minimum wag to
be fixed by the state. They point out
that moral as wen a economic era
follow as direct results of th tmder-
pald poor caught up helplessly in the
maelstrom ot unrestricted competi-j
re Slsa at the rtalah.
Reactionary prlncM ot the Imperial claa
la China have aectded to "fight to tbe last
alU's." The threat t furbt to tee last ditch
is generally a pretty sure stsn that the
other side Is going to win.
Iatsitaat If a (harts.
New York World.
The declarwtloa of Senator Bros a et
Nebraska that la sanec he would sot be
a caixHsaU for a third term atr.
velt meant what he said, mat U
ery man that doubts that statement now
unpearhes bis Inteertty." would be attar.
eating1 Indaed If authariaad.
Twveaiaar taa Watts a.
Indiana polls Newa.
In blaming the sxUUne elsnapsct for
ths law on the aiachl nations of the law
yen. Mr. Rransels hitting pretty dose
to tba assrk. We bars abatst sot ta tbe
place where asea generally believe that
they caa beat the law gmaae If Uey ban
the BMoer t kin aa expert to play It
llilia in HaaSr.
Kaw Tork Trtbnaa,
It Is sratffTfns' know that at least
a fart at taw bulk af Lbs Maine cm atal
win a floated asam. As fnr the Saal
dliiaatftlea which at te be wstde of U.
that abeuft sot raawe wrack ejnsarnat-
water wlihla assy '""--re
Thirty Year Ago
One of the social events ot the season
was a gennan given by IV- K. Annln In
honor of his twenty-fifth birthday. The
ootUlioa was led by Mr. W. F. McMillan
and Miss Dollle McCormick. asalMed by
Mr. W. E. Annln and Miss Paddock. Mr.
A. Remington and Miss Bishop and Mr.
J. M. Ross and Miss Rustln. The birthday
cake was the gift of Mrs. Charles Shlv
ertca, and for th gentlemen present Mr.
H. D. Oterbrook presented the' host with
a set of btckene complete works.
Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Pratt enter
tained enjoyably for their friends. One of
the features of the evening was the
charming music rendered by Mlaa Boulter.
The local number of Honor licenses
taken out under the new Slocumb law Is
now just sixty-ets.
' A protest aimed by O. W. Holdrege
general superintendent for the B. a M..
has been lodged with the council in ob
jection to the ordinance granting the
Union Pacific right of way of Jackson
street between Sixth and Ninth.
Olivia H. Co satey, missionary. In a
cant of thanks, acknowledges donations
for the relief of a destitute family from
the following: William Gentleman, Dr.
O. 8. Wood. Webster Snyder, Prank
Ramge. Mr. Reed. M. Kellman Co.. W.
T. Beams. A. Polack, Julius Meyer, T.
J. Beard. Mr. Bliss. U & WUllams and
Mr. Joaepb Bruaaell has gone to New
York, where he Is to marry Mlaa Olga
Cahn en th twelfth, after which he and
his bride will return to Omaha, where he
Is employed by Max Meyer A Bro.
The river is eorered with k-e cutters
and wagons Isdea with Ice may be seen
on the at recta at all hours of the day.
Mr. James Perkins of tbe V. P. shops Is
the proud father of a boy, the seventh ad
dition to his family, of standard Weight
and long power.
Captain March has returned to the city
from a business trip, during which he in
vested about IU.M In roiling stock for the
street railway line.
Borne tax title purchaser without the
fear of heaven before his eyes, bought
the property of the South Omaha M. K.
church, which was not taxable, and will
therefore get left.
At the regular meeting of the North
Omaha lyceum. th claims of woman suf
frage were presented by Mrs, Harriett 8.
Breoka of this city and E. M. Correll of
Hon. John A. frelghton and wife hare
returned from Ohio.
Mr. J. A. Tuttle of th B. A at. baa so-
cepted a position as bookkeeper for A. L
Messrs. Prank and Fred Oedon have
relumed from Pennsylvania, where they
hare been visiting their old home and
friends for about three weeks.
Twenty rears Ago
Inspector of Buildings Tilly appointed
Jamea Hayaea and C. II. MaKachron as
The new directors of th Omaha Drlv-
Ing and Park association met and laid out
plana to put the ameclatlea ea Its feet.
Joseph Oarneau, president of the asso
ciation, said aleps would be taken to send
the aasoelatlan to the front In a hurry.
Enthusiasm ran high at the receipt of
the news from Washington thst the su
preme court hed ruled favorably upon
Governor Boyd's ettlneneatp rights, which
cleared his title to the governorship. Tel
egrams of congratulations Id1 Uovernor
Bord poured In. on from Congressman
William M. Rprihger ot Illinois, an
nouncing, "Congressman Bryan baa Just
announced the deolaloa of lbs supreme
court In the bouse a raid great applause.
He Joins rhe In hearty congratulations."
"Judge Cunningham R. Scott addressed
the grand Jury for the present term In
language forcible and aeouliar. Sheriff
Bennett and District Court Clerk Moores
drew thee names sa grand Jurors: J. N.
Cornish. M. H. Red field. J. C. Wilcox
Charles J. Karbacb, W. a. Keanedy. C.
M. Hunt, O. J. Pleased, Fred gchroeder,
Charles Ootteche. R. C. Jordan, A. U
Reed. Ousts Anderson. Henry Lh-esey,
Dennis O'Nell, William Bievers, John
The annual assembly of the Nebraska
Knights of lAbor convened at Oate City
hall. W. II. Deeh. master workman of
the state, was on hand with hla gavel.
Ex-Senator C. H. Van Wyck el Ne
braska City was at the Paxton.
Tew Year Ago
farmer Burns threw Jo Carroll
Spokane twice ta forty-one minutes
the Trocaderq (or a purse of km
Stella Broom, War Cry sergeant of the
Salvation Army, surrendered to Color
Bearer Fred Chora and anarchad Into the
camp of ber captor aa Mrs. Chora. Th
terms of surrender were named by Brig
adier Toft and accapted In the presence
of aaaar soldiers from both aides, with
Krsnk Twang and J en ate Lsnbrrg as
aides do ramp. The scene of the rspituls
tlon was Army headquarters, 1711 Dav
Mrs. Christian PJerroo, wife of Magna
PJerrau Bad mother ec John and Emaia
fed ward ot Omaha; Fted Edwards of
Crested Butte. Cole., and Mrs. Time
Dtkmaa of Pekta. 1IL. died at the family
residence la Benson at the as af TL She
bad resided la Omaha for thirty-four
Five thousand people vurtted th sew
high school building d urine the subtto re.
cepuea la the afternoon. Kaerclaea were
held la the auditorium, where ea the
platform sat Superintendent Carroll a.
Peeree, Principal A. H. weterhevee, Mies
Kata McHogh. assistant principal; John
La tenser, architect ot the building: Carl
K. Herring, atterwey for the Board of
Mduoatlea; C. S. Hay wars, farmer -es-dent
of tbe beard, and John C Barnard,
president, wha presided at the sifting
Albert Wlnthre. BM Chicago street, felt
while trying te board a street ear at
'Fourteenth and Hartley attests and sus
tained severe brulasa. He had ta be taken
Hat Skat (rasa Jerry.
SOUTH OMAHA. Jan. 3tk-To the Editor
of The Bee: In your report In this morn
ing's Issue of what transpired at the
"Conference of Charities and Correction"
you mention that Rabbi Conn on "Social
Evil," read a letter from a former depart
ment manager of an Omaha public service
corporation, telling what became ot fifteen
girls who worked In tbe office. One com
mitted suicide, the letter states, one la In
the penitentiary, one. is a professional
courtesan and two are on the way. A well
known politician who hsi filed for com
missioner is retiwnilble for the downfall
of on of the girls, said the letter. After
reading the foregoing deplorable and dis
graceful statement describing where a
third of the girls have gone, or are going,
to worse than suicide, readers won't you
ae k yourselves. Is there any honor or
virtue In the nation?
Fellow eitlaeiu), you are confronted with
a problem or conundrum which la worse
and mure shameful than the truata. It can
be stopped; at all evente. It can be
checked. Boycott the "loose fiih" of your
associates, don't keep company with them,
expose them, put - them in the same
category of the grafters, thieves snd mur
derers, for they sre the worst kind of
The virtuous women and girls don't
keep company with the demoralised ct
their sex. Why should honorable men as
sociate with the prostitutes of their sex?
Is the unfortunate woman "on the town"
any worse than th grafter and the man
of moss virtue? Ill bred, pampered
scoundrel, a new class of vagabond,
whose bad morals have been kept from
ths public gase through political Influence
and their supposed standing In society.
The good women. God bless them, can
assist materially In suppressing boodllng,
grafting and the Social evil. They won't
accomplish any practical results by bogus
resolution! throwing their old petticoats
as a mantle of charity and chastity ever
our modern General Frederick Funston
and his ahotleea warriors swimming the
Bag-Bag liver wiien he could not swim
to capture Agulnaldo playing craps. Why
make flth of one and flesh ot another?
dupprces a negroes' crap same and raid
a Chinaman's chop a uey Joint snd pass
up ths htsh-toned dives that are patron
ised by the elite of "society," where ex
hibitions of the hooche kooche, ths turkey
trot, Harlem Tommy, Texas Tommy, the
grlssly bear, the billy goat, bunny hug,
the Walla Walla wiggle and the Honolulu
hula,-and worse, are In full blast.
South Omaha Is located in Douglas
co-jniy and this supposed reform society
official whose ancestral pedigree snd his
method of suppressing crep games, grls
sly bears, chop suey Joints and billy goats
Is published snd spread broadcast, caa
find a municipal poker game and ether
games sny old time in this city. Perhaps
his political groomer In tba city hail
would tell him all about the games pro
vided It would not Injure the political
aspirations of his friend, ths midnight
ordluanee statesman, who Is an aspirant
for the stale senate.
It would be a political blessing to clean
ths Augean stables of the two Omahaa
even It amateurs had te be elected to
office. Fellow cltlsene, yours Is ths op
portunity. You sre In as great serfdom a
when latilck Henry uttered those In
spiring words, "Ulvs me liberty or give
In thla text I have not referred to the
judges snd lawyers. 1 -esd In The bee
thst C. P. Connolly Is attending to those
Nevertheless, there Is another class of
my feUow elilstns who occasionally get
wrought up over trifles, whose memory 1
desire to Jog the clergymen ut all de
nominations ssd the good women of the
Woman's Christian Temperance union
by telling I hem. tearing that they don't
know, that low wage have made more
drunkards snd prostitutes thsa sll the
saloons In ths nation.
Sappreealaaj Stale F.sse.
CENTKau CITY, Nsb.. Jan. T.-TO
the Editor of The Bee: There is a move
ment en foot to co-operate with the Pure
Psod commission In enforcing th law
regarding the aal of stale eggs. Ths
Nebraska State Poultry association be
gan asitatioq at their annual session
Mh taat waak. Thev are asking the
en-operatlan of all farmers and mer-
chanta of th state. If the law la Broken
notify th commlaeloa pnd ask for an
investigation, then use every means to
kava the culprit get the limit of tbe
law tt this law la enforced and stale
eggs crowded off the market the general
price of esas In NebrasK win rise in
proportion. Let us also ask for a large
force ot mspeotors that these calls may
he promptly answered. Aa tt now Is.
I understand this office Is ovarerowded
with business and Inspection delayed. t
as ail pull together hi this matter.
V. K. SHIRLEY,
President Nebraska State Poultry Association.
Shlfttaa- th rawce Mauser.
The nttoroey general ot North OaroBna
haTtoc SsclSsd that ft Is a vteextlaa of
the peohJbtesa law ta serve wines and
ether things at baaonata. We kaow af
one state where the next democratic
pea no Sinner wfll net he held.
Ina with. We
lavssw'ewrjam ta a Kama.
St, Lent WsxaibcK.
Ifs a Bases ta swa
ths stte Proctor Kjxkx losaad tuna
Cassis aaa KTTswt.
rjas BBywtbs word Dftuih.
ewe af i
data tv sjua ef j
IdatioBS and tBOwaas i
People Talked About
A French scientist reports that spring Is
nothing but an agitation of microbes.
Bring on your agitated asterobes!
"Gee whls! I'm glad I'm free!" ex
claimed a woman when aha had secured
a divorce In New York the other day.
The maa was probably tee happy to be
aM to ssy anything.
Dr. (V Weir Mitchell, venerable phy
sician and author ot Philadelphia la to
receive the degree of doctor of tews
at the coming commemoration-day sxar
etsas of Johns Hopkins university.
Charles M. Crane, who was appointed
saiokfter to Cains and recalled before sail
ing from San Franc tec 4, baa been elected
bead of the Crue twatpany af Chicago,
to succeed his father, the late Richard
To boost along the reclamation nve
sent in LswUlana. aatsrard Misner has
donated matt acres ef wet tend to tbe
city of New Orleans far charitable pur
poses. Tba flee jandlrJJa sltacnsd te the
gift Is that It must net as sold for K
Leap Year Month
February -a Calteetlaa af Red
Letter Days aad the Klretrlc
Thrills af tbe Last One.
For all round Interest the month of
February bold the banner of th year.
It carries a large stork of holidays tor a
small month beginning with groundhog
day ea the M. then Lincoln's birthday en
the Uth, St. Vaiaatine'a day on tbe lath.
Mardi Ores hilarity on th Sth. Ash
Wednesday on the Hat and Washington's
birthday an the Sail Se many and varied
are its red letter days that the calendar
makers. It they ware sa wise as ths pic
tures make them, should have stretched
the month's belt Instead af abort suing it
two aud three Botches. Just for good
measure an extra day Is tacasd on this
year, and on thla ealre day la tar eat cen
ters to aa unusual degree. Historians
assert that the purpose of aa extra day
was to a astral late ths fag end of time
which the thirteenth Gregory found lying
around loose when making hla calfule
Hons. But writers equally copious and
more charming Invests the day with heart
Interest, la which womankind monopolises
the spotlight aad wtelda tba prerogative at
leap year any day of the M.
A British investigator of mytha and tra
ditions stored la ancient libraries, says In
the London Standard that there la prac
tically no historical record of "woman's
privileges" of the year, but ther Is a
mass of traditions. Myth ascribes Its tn
oeptlon to St. Patrick. It Is said that
while walking by the shores of Lough
Neagb the saint was accosted by St.
Bridget, who tearfully told him that there
was trouble among the nuns over whom
she ruled owing to the fact thst woman
might not propose to a man. It may be
remarked that. In the days ot St. Bridget,
celibacy was not enforced as aa absolute
rule tor ths clergy, though advocated by
the church as ths proper mode ot life tor
Moved by her tears. 8t. Patrick offered
to concede the coveted in-i.-iletre to women
one year In every seven. But Bridget
declared that this would never sstisfy her
discontented charges, and plosded fur at
least one year In four, sti'oreliul her ar
gMment by throwing her arms around St
Patrick's neck. "Biddy, nc-jahla, enueete
ne that way again, and I'll give. you
leap year, th longest yeM. (n ,h, -1
said to have been his reply, snd so ths
matter was settled. Emb ttnened by her
success, Bridget straight way proposed to
the sslnt himself, but being under
Strict vow ef celibacy he felt obliged 10
refuse, smoothing over the awkward sit
uation thus created with a kiss and lbs
present of silk dress.
Until a century ago it wai a recognised
raw of leap year that In tho event ot a
maa declining a proposal of marriage ha
should help to alleviate tba natural dis
appointment caused by his answer by
riving a silk dress to bis unsuoosutul ad
mirer. History appears to have recognised
what tradition establish! and splutters
received a rare opportunity In 1M whea
by a law passed tn Scotland It was en
acted, "It Is ststut aad ordain t that during the
rein of her malst bllaslt msgeste. for Ilk
years knows as lap year. Ilk mayden
ladye of bothe high and lows estate shall
ha liberie to beapekt yst man she likes,
albeit he refuses to talk her to be his law
ful wife, he shall be mulcted' in ys sum
sns poundis ur less, as his estalt may be.
except that awla glf he can make It ap
pear that h Is bethrotblt ana Ither
woman he then shall be free."
Shortly after this a similar statute
pa said in Francs was approved by ths
thsa kin. Tbe effect ot these taws s
not known, bat by IsUI the leap year prlv
llssjs of women appears te have become
a part ef the unwritten law la England.
A curious little book published at that
dale contains these words:
"Albeit It aowe become a part of th
common law la regard to social relations
of lit that as often ss every leap year
doth return, the lad yes have th sole
privilege during ths time II contlnueth of
making love, either by words or lockea,
as to them It eeemeth proper; snd, more
over, no man shall be entitled to benefit
of clergy who doth hi any wis treat her
proposal with alight or contumely." -
An ancient leap year tradition, of whose
origin no trace remains, decreed that a
lady, who though "of feelings rather
bashful, yet could not make up her mind
to express these in words." might con
vey tbe Idea by disclosing tba smallest
I glimjse of red petticoat to the object of
her affection. Th only use made of
leap year privilege In modern time, ex
cept in rare cases, seems to be by giving
'leap year dances."
Brooklyn Kasle: "It the governor of
New Jersey hss said too much, the gov
ernor of Ohio has said too little." Ket
until the votes at tba eonvenUii are
counted caa anybody aay which candi
date has said Just enough te land.
New York Tribune, Shall Mr. Bryan be
"knocked Into a cooked hat"! Nay. nay:
Not at all! Par from Itl He has more
than ever before the "ens fixed poini"
In the democracy since he defended Gov
ernor Wilson far throwing Colonel Har
St. Louis Republic: The Republio's in
terest In Governor Wilson Is that of
democrat In another. If Governor Wilson
caa be black-handed any other democrat
can be. If th Moraan-Harvcy-Ryan-Wat-
terson wrecking orew can "get' one dem
ocrat In this fashion tt can get item a'L
SJoux City Journal: If Colonel Ilooae
vtlt should grab ths republican prasrlen
tlai nomination, where would the repub
lican party be on the tariff question?
The Roosevelt record on the tariff I one
of "masterly inactivity." His nomlnitiwi
might be construed, not unfairly, by the
dements as sn effort to chant the
Springfield Republican: So It wa the
gallant Colonel Watterson who conceived
the magnificently suiddal Idea ot rrak'ns
Thomas P. Ryan, the tobacco trust and
New York traction buocanneer, th
"angel" of Governor Wilson's campaign
for ths presidency. He writes to Senator
Tillman that "Governor Wilson's intn
agers were delighted with ths sugges
tion." Obviously not. Ths whole story
has not been told even now. Th governor
may complete the narrative any dev.
As for Colonel Wattcreon-wcH. he la "a
nice old gentleman." a tt governor
said; but la polities he's dub.
said in ruir.
Church Trustee-Pld you occupy your
Isst pulpit with credit?
New Hector Entirely. There was never
sny cash connected with It-Judge.
"f know sn actor who can draw tears
from both men and women by th skilful
way in which he can work upon their
feelings." . .t
"Humph! Any dentist caa do the same."
Sam Patch had leaped Niagara Palls.
"It's as eaay as falling oft a ft." ha
said: "anybody can do It who will keep
lister, however, at the falls of th
Oenesee, he took on drop too much.
"That Mrs. Gaddle seems te be at home
wherever she may be."
"I don't know. I saw her la a place
yesterday where she appeared decidedly
uneasy and restless "
"Where wsa thst?"
"At home. "-Boe ton Transcript,
He (innocently) Oolf eertelnly keeps
you tn good shape.
She (suggestiveiyi Utently speaking?
He (waking up)-No; CaTirUvel .
Teunghubb-You ehoord curb your de
sirs, my dear. Remember w are Just
sterling l In Ufa end must economise
Mrs. Younahubb But Isn't getting Into
debt the best wsy? Then We'll have to
economise. Baltimore America.
Owens-Says, lend me a fiver, old man.
Bo wens If you'd save your own money
you wouldn't have to borrow from your
Owens But It's because I want to save
my own money thst I borrow from my
friends. Boston Transcript.
BAST BUTH. v .
Dear habv Ruth. It seems a shame. '
That I should knew you Just by dame,
But ether people teQ me;
You're extra good and seldom ret
An all-round dainty, fairy pet.
In point of fact the sweetest yet
So other people tell me.
Td love to see you right away.
And not put oft another day
Th longed-for hour at meeting! . .
Ot course you do not care a bit, -You
happy mite, nor think of tt:
Your photo, though, has made a Bit
So haste ths hour ot meeting!
Oaiana, T, B. T.
When You Think
Of the pais which many woeasa nperieaee with every
month h makes the geodesies sad kindness always an si
a fed with womenhood sees to be simost a aired.
Wail ss esserl a woeasa rebels egsiast what she re
ft res ss natural sisssiity then Is as woesaa who wsmld
not (lastly be fre tress this reoarriag period ot pais.
Op. Pfere' Ftrrtt PYeesrfprfe awake
weal- vessea streeg easf
we, easf gr Chess freest
It ewraSreAe rtflarm,
anttfwa, ktaM acrwtia
.7J .7rs -.-. t s2-w
tsfs rrwas palm. , , wlW
sehafass Mlaa "I
aast car re. " II IS
oasult as by lettsr, jVss. Jl
rivet o issisdry ea- SawVd
flak warns are invited r toss aft
Al aerreeDoadeae Strictly private sod saeredrv
tdeanal. Writ vrithewt fear snd wtthoat res t World's Dispsswarr Mod
see! Aaasesatiea, R. V. Pieree, M. a, Prcstdeat, Bodale, N. Y.
D yea wat a book that tails sll about ereeaea'l diseases, sns bow te ear
these et borne, send 31 ens esut stsssps to pay aast at a lap sa( aad iiiHa
sat, sad we will sand yaw ret copy ot Dr. Pieros't great thousand ease
HhaMreted Coeasaoa Sense Medtosi Adviser revised, sat.se dsss adliaWB. ss
hsadsnsu F reach aisth eiadiag.
n,r.ii s ems th Brat Mm hi fhtr-
Pswr years of marrte Dfa that Mr. aad
Mrs. Barn Ouuimers. of Nee tea a. Mlflln
county. Pa eajared a tsuidua at Usstr
who! famtty, which oneatxta af nine
aaDktran. thirty ajpniadctYiishTasi and teenty-
Btlas Bos Clsnland. sister at the late
tliwewr Cstvwland. who hss bwaa Beating
op th txmfly record et Richard laOry.
b sn 1 si for a ttme m the Rswe4ndaazy
war and than wtarnfaotured sxnaksta fnr
that tattrtats Bsac Mtnagotm37, Jfsam, -
Faster time and
To St. Paul and ilinneapolis
VIA THS SHORTEST LINE '
Commencing January 28th, day train will ''
leave Omaha Union Depot at 7:44 a. m. and ar
rive at St Paul at 7:40 p. to.; Minneapolis, 8:10
p. m. No change of cars no connections to wait
for, but all connections are made at Twin Cities.
All meals en route, served in Cafe-Parlor-Obierva--tion
Night train leaves Omaha at 8:35 p. m. and
arrives 'at St Paul at 7:30 a. m.; Minneapolis,
8:10 a. m, with through Standard Sleepers, Cub
Car, Chair Car and Coaches,
Dont forget our daily Chicago and Dubuque
train at 5:05 p. m.
Chicago Great Western
P. J. BonnrdeTi, C. P. & I. L,
. . Phxme, luglas 260. .
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