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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1912.
The Omaha daily Bee
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quested. . :
, Come again. Mr.Banker, as often
as you will.
Well, wo will try to get. along a
little while without congress. ' ;
Beverly will now resume its proud
position la the center of the map.
' Senator t .Pollette'a. ' pertinacity
is likely tD provide the public wtta a
lot of interesting reading before the
campaign is iver. . i .
While wis are cleaning up things,
wouldn't it be a good plan for
parents ' to make sure the school
houses are all right before school re
sumed ' :-
. The" school board tax levy in
Omaha is raised 20 per cent higher
than it was last year. That's going
some even in these4 hlgh-cost-of-liv-lng
days, ' - -
Nebraska is also to have a vtelt
from Dr. Wilson, which, we are told,
will be formal in its nature; merely
to Inquirer after our health and leave
a' card, so to speak.
"i ' ' ' -
i Don't' iojxy 'about'Kaniaa:'. claim
ing, to :oiltdo: NjSbraeka in, the cprn
output. Kst 'wait till the crop; is
harvested, and then the figures will
speak"! for themselves. , -
! Great Britain's newspapers are not
pleased with the Panama canal plans
for the United States; no mora did
; they like a lot of other things
. have done since April 19, 1775.
... - , ?
t , ! Twocafd draws to fill flushes
' were' nevr regarded as poker au
' fait, and -the fatality that . followed
' the experiment up in Washington' is
' not atr all ; to be wondered' at. ' V
A Polite Invitation.
Candidates for presidential elec
tors in Nebraska nominated as re
publicans, who have subsequently
attached themselves to the fortunes
of the bull moose candidate, are po
litely Invited to vacate the pew
which they are wrongfully occupy
ing. The resolution adopted by the
state committee Is plain Bpoken and
t6 the point when it declares:
Whereas, The eight presidential elec
tors nominated at the republican primar
ies in April ara under legal and moral
obligations to . support' the republican
standard bearers. William 11. Taft for
president, and James S. ' Sherman for
vice .president; and ... y-
'"Whereas, Six of these nominees for
electors on the , republican ticket have
publicly announced that they do not in
tend, if elected, to cast their ballots for
TAft and JBherman, but' Intend to cast
their ballots for, the nominees for presi
ded and vice president of . sojne ether
party; and -. "
'. Whereas.; These., six candidates have
thereby- ceased to affiliate with the re
publican party and at the same time
have abandoned and forfeited their mem
bership In the republican party and places
on the ticket; be It
Reaolved, That all such persons nomi
nated for elector in the April primary
who no longer recognise their obligation
to vote for the nominee of the party, are
morally and In honor bound to file their
resignations from the ticket with the sec
retary of state at once, and they are
hereby invited and requested to do so.
. ;If the bull. moose electors do not
voluntarily get, off, the republican
ticket, It will be because they hope
by garbing themselves in stolen
livery, to get votes which do not be
long to them, and which they could
not get in their true colors.
1 . t Fi 1 1
German poets say they face star
vation as a result of Inability to com
pete with the "movies." Why don't
they get out and compete with the
German workmen who hustle for a
That South Dakota girl umpire,
who,. has further distinguished her
self by rescuing a drowning man,
was a student at the University of
Nebraska, which will account largely
for her capability.
Let us hope, that some real good
will comefrem ..that halt, a million
appropriated by, congresa'for the, fur
therance 'of' the good" roads i mdve-!
tment. Properly - applied. It ought to
mean millions to the country.
Between the illness of the German
emperor and the trouble'ori the Asia
tic frontier, the European corre
spondents ought to be able to fill a
lot of space that congress has hith
erto, occupied in the public prints.
Governor Aldrlch's point-blank re
fusal to consider4, "Mike" Harring
ton's -pUknTfor a special session of the
legislature would Indicate that the
governor does not set sormuch store
on "Mike's" support as "Mike" does.
Debs'? acceptance - of ihe socialist
presidential nomination , took the
form of a request, for leave to print.
If Mr. Debs delivers all his campaign
speechesKhat way,, he. may., become
more popular with his audiences
than ever. ' , ' '"'v
-,' What chance has a Utah boomer
to Interest a Nebraska farmer whose
apple orchard Is returning him more
than 1,000 bushels to the acre? And
why should a " Nebraska farmer go
anywhere else under the shining sun
to raise an apple crop? .
One must think..-' awhile before
being fully able ' to appreciate the
moral susceptibilities of "the' man
v.ho shot a dancer to compel, him to
desiEt from the "bear-cat" Such de
licate distinctions between right and
wrong are not easily discernible.
The Canal and the World.
President Taft's action on the
Panama canal matter, with his sug
gestion to the senate that -the bill in
no wise transcends the provisions of
the Hay-Pauncefote treaty,' will be
generally commended however .much
the British press may Inveigh against
it. The measure complained' of by
the British is that , the American
coastwise vessels will go through the
locks free. Nothing1 Is urged other
than this on which to charge dis
crimination or favoritism. It is not
anywhere charged that the shipping
of any other nation may not use the
canal on equal terms. France,
Germany, and all others, stand In ex
actly the same light.
Just why the United States gov
ernment should not give preference
to Its own citizens, engaged in a
trade that in effect is Interstate, is
not clear. The remission of canal
tolls on coastwise cargoes, which
means cargoes from Atlantic ports
to Pacific, porta, and the reverse,
would be the same as taking a tat
off of our transcontinental traffic.
Free canal tolls for. coastwise .trade
may meaa "' lower overland! ;! freight
rats,' and tit , wbjr Great ' .Britain
should object Is not Apparent, ;i
f he canal's nsef ulnesi 1 j to .' vWi
world wllj' not be- impaired by the
people of the country which paid for
it getting some advantage for them
selves out of it. 'V-..V.
w The Ticket Office Question. v
The Joint ticket office question Is
by no means definitely settled
among railroad people themselves,
although they "have apparently de
cided to try it out experimentally in
From the railroad standpoint the
argument in favor of a single city
ticket office for all lines Is the possi
bility of saving a lot of money now
spent for rent, equipment, agents and
office help. One organisation in one
central location can,; if properly
manned, sell all the tickets now Bold
in half a dozen side-by-side or aerc-ss-the-street
offices, but it is admitted
that the money saving may be more
than offset by lost efficiency. There
is no question but much business,
even In railroad traveling, Is manu
factured by the spur of competition
putting enthusiasm into the agent
pjll!ng hard for his road rather than
let the prospective,"' tourist content
himself with a little side trip into
some'' other line's : territory. :
The 'living example :!of the Joint
ticket office is found in; the railroad
stations, and U is as; a rule not an
example to which anyone points with
pride, It 'is bustle, hurry, and taove
on,' with-smTBll -xivility and no in
dividual attention, . No -one buys a
ticket at the - station unless com
pelled' to dd o for lack of' time or
opportunity to go to the tcity office.
If the object were merely the money
saving the railroads - could abolish
their uptown offices altogether, and
do theJr ticket selUngonly, at the
stations. If ltTis service adcommoda
tibn: for4h traveling public, it is
doubjttul If. the proposed Joint office
will- guaranty the desired results.
C2MF1LE.3 PROM B FILC-S
J AUGUST 28. 1 ii .ijj
Thirty Years Ago .
The Leadville Blues got the small end
of a score of 9 to S in its game with the
Council Bluffs club at the Union Pacific
base ball park. Mack and Strock were
' the Council Bluffs batteries and Traffley
The foundation of the warehouses at
the southeast corner of Ninth and Jones
is being put in.
Messrs. James T. Wilson. Edward Tut
tle. Albert E. Ahlqulst. alt In the employ
of the well known firm of Milton Rog
ers & Eon, completed the work of putting
on the corrugated -siding of Clark Wood
man's new linseed oil warehouse, and Mr.
Woodman was so pleased with their work
that he gave them an order on Frederick,
the hatter, for a fine hat each.
Dick Donnelly has returned from Pes
Moines and In a few days wlli assume
charge of Sam Daily's bar.
Major Wheeler of Plattsmouth Is here
to take charge of the office, of the State
Board of Agriculture, to be opened In the
new Paxtoa hotel in a day or two.
Miss Ella M. Brande of Chambersburg,
Pa., has been engaged as assistant
teacher In the advanced department of
St. Barnabas school. !
Jahn Bell, the Tenth street, druggist, to
laid up with an attack of rheumatism. .
Miss Emma Whitmore Is back from the
east after an absence of two months.
John R. Wilson, proprietor of the Chi
cago Evening Journal, Is the guest of
Mr. Ed Peck. , .
Twenty Years Ago- ! '
Ion Root returned from a pleasant so
journ at Manltou and other Colorado
points.: . .. ,.- ., . v
Mrs. P, C. Himebaugh and Miss Grace
pimebaugh returned from an outing at
Spirit Lake, la. 1
James G. Cagley . and Miss Lulu 7.
Winants, both of Omaha, were married
In Oakland, Neb.
Mayor Bemts was urging that the city
be subjected to a thorough cleansing and
placed In a safe sanitary -condition and
the Board of Health set a meeting to
take action upon the mayor's demand.
Mrs, B. Stilloway and daughter, Flor
ence, returned from an extended stay In
General R. M. Nelson of Selma, Ala.,
president of the American Bankers' as
sociation, was in the city enroute to San
Francisco to attend the Bankers' National
convention. He and his party visited The
Bee while here and also the New York
Life building. .
Ten Years Ago .
' Tha Board of Park Commissioners In
structed Commissioner Evans to go to
Galena, Til., and look4 over two cow buf
faloes ' offered for sale at t350 each.
Omaha wanted them for Rivervlew park.
Emll Brandeis tells ' of becoming ac
quainted on board ship with Dr. and
Mrs. ' Charles Fair, the Americans who
were killed' in an auto accident' near
The Jetter Brewing company has placed
orders with Architect 3. P. Guth for plans
for the 'construction of a number of new
buildings made necessary by expanding
business. . ' -
J. L. Brandeis A Sons' were busy per
fecting arrangements for the opening" of
a savings and commercial bank in their
store ,.oj' September a They had incOr
ppr.ated.ia the sum of f 100,000 for that purpose.,-:
: ' v ? . ;';.- - ' : .
James Martin sitting beside M. Robin
son,, the driver, was dumped upon the
ground when a mall wagon capsized at
Sixteenth and. Webster streets and sev
erely Injured. , , n 4 . ,,;
The musical festival at the Auditorium
drew another audience of J.M0. Arthur
M. Burton, the soloist, was the chief fea
ture of the evening. , .
After visiting the Hastings asylum
and the Beatrice" school 'for feeble
minded children, the secretary Of the
State' Beard 'of Charities' and Correc
tions reports them in' excellent condi
tion. We hope so, but still we would
not expect any different report from
that source. ' r .r .; '
That wonderful solution of the
trust problem Invented by pur own
democratic -United States senator in
the form of a graduated internal rev
enue. tax on 'product seems to have
lapsed into lnnocuoun desuetude.
The editor of the Lincoln Journal
presents his readers with "an article
headed, "Why We Gamble.", We re
fuse' to believe It. - - -. '
People Talked About
Down Pittsburgh way, where the re
generated William Fllnn boosts the moral
uplift, great curiosity prevails as to why
the Standard Oil "posy did not shout
frlekness." , ,
A Philadelphia policeman, particularly
expert with a gun, fell down inglorlously
In attempting to shoot a fly on the back
of his neck. The cop went to the hos
pital, but the fly escaped.
Fashion oracles have decided that
women must wear long skirts again. This
will bring much Joy to storekeepers whose
sidewalk cleaning departments have been
overworked for a year or two.
A real live elephant . breaking away
from Us keeper In Chicago, forced sev
eral cltlsena to climb telegraph poles and
In other ways created as much conster
nation as a. picture of an, elephant in a
bull moose harmony concert, - -
Peter G. Walker, 64 years old, of Har
rison, N. J., died there recently. He was
the father of twenty-five children, six
teen of whom are living, and resided in
Harrison since arriving In this country
from Scotland twenty-five years ago.
The value of the estate of the noted
promoter, and sport, John W. Gates, has
been placed at JdS.000,000 by court ap
praisers in New York. The. shrinkage in
popular estimates Is fully one-half, but
what remains gives the Inheritance fax a
reasonable boost. ' -
Miss Bertha 8. Keith of LakeyUle,
Mass., In a recent examination for a
clerkship in the Lowell . postofflcev
ranked first of 119 applicants. In June
she took the examination to' teach in the
city of Lowell, and again her name Is
first on the list of 100 competitors.'
There are- no permanent checkmates In
the game, of matrimony for WllUam W.
Joseph, 73 years old, of Indianapolis, and
neither Is he afraid of that old '"December
and May" headline In the newspapers,
for he has just taken as his sixth wife
Mrs.' Julia McGlow, aged 24, a little less
than one-third his age. v '.
Sammy SChepps, the latest addition to
the jatl aristocracy of New York, is the
Beau Brummel of the bunch. Besides
giving strict attention to those social
amenities which distinguish his profes
sion. Mr. Scftcpps has requisitioned essen
tial toilet accessories, such as silk sox,
lavender water,- talcum powder, a nifty
slumber robe and an inlaid poker table.
Mr. Schepps expects to make a long
The Paris Temps laughs merrily .'in
French print in describing tor uninitiated
readers the official bull moose salute de
signed for use in public and private meet
ings In bullmoosla. Tbese are the mo
tions: Stretch out the neck. Roll the
eyes. Open your hands. Put your thumbs
in your .ears, and, -that done, waggle your
hands' up' and down, while with tho left
fooi you paw the ground furiously." per
fection in giving the salute insures' a seat
among the elect
. A USING AMERICAN CITY ,
The Growth of Omaha Detailed is. the London Times.
A -copy'of the London Times of August
12, forwarded by W." J. Burgess of The
Bee; contains a singularly clear and con
cise review of the growth of Omaha, writ
ten by the New York correspondent of
the great British newspaper. The various
factors in the city's growth-geographical
location, industries, stock and grain mar
kets, , agricultural resources, jobbing
trade, transportation and banking are
simply and forcefully set out in statistics
and effectively grouped in a moving pic
ture of "A. Rising American City."
The artlole follows;, - . .
A great deal has been written about
the rapid growth within the last few
years of trade and Industry in the United
States, as a whole or as regards particu
lar lines. Coincident with that expansion
there has been, of course,' an equally
States. Last year the packing houses cf
Omaha turned out products to the value
of I13S.SS0.00O; practically two-thirds of
this enormous amount was paid in cash
to the shippers In Omaha's territory. nl
less than fi per cent was sold back as
meats, the remainder going to all parts
of the globe. As a live stock market,
the city draws from twenty states and
territories, but shipments from Nebraska,
Colorado, Wyoming, ' Montana, Idaho,
Utah and South Dakota dominate, and
Kansas. Missouri, Iowa. Minnesota Wis
consin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and even
Pennsylvania contribute their consign
ments. To handle the business of tha
packing industry more than 10,(00 people
are employed, the annual pay roll being
J7.000.000. Na less than 40,000 residents of
Omaha and South Omaha are directly de
pendent on this great Industry. The in
vestment represented In the combined
noteworthy - growth or municipalities live stook and packing industry is given
themselves where sueh- activity has cen
tered. And yet, with the exception of
periodical census returns and literature
which various civic organizations occas
ionally publish, the remarkable develop
ment of our leading cities, especially
some of those in the west, has received
relatively less attention. To foreign inter
ests, therefore, which are perhaps more
familiar with the general progress of
America than with the upbuilding of par
ticular localities, some details aa to the
latter may be of Interest and value. This
article deals.wlth the city of Omaha, Neb.,
which, though compsratlvely young, has
already attained high rank In the com
mercial .world. , ;, . .
Geographical Location. ,
The city's geographical position, if noth
Ing else, explains in a large . measure
why It has reached its present com
manding position, and would, also seem
to .insure for it .a permanent future.
Situated in the- very heart of the corn
and wheat belt.. -of the United States
and surrounded by millions of acres of
most fertile lands, with railroads afford
ing facilities for easy ingress and egress,
with an exceptionally healthful climate,
in short, with all those things which , go
to make a good business and residential
city, this great town of Nebraska and of
the Missouri valley has enjoyed a very
rapid development and promises to be
come one of the greatest, cities in the
United States.-. - v, ,- .-.-,
Omaha is situated near the geographi
cal center of this country and not very
far from the center of population, some
200 miles away. With the latter center
slowly but surely making its way west
ward, It will be but comparatively few
years, doubtless, until the city will be in
the heart of the population of the United
States. It is today a city of intense com
mercial activity and beautiful . homes,
with all the conveniences that go to
make life there comfortable. The city is
situated on the Missouri , river, midway
between the Kansas and South Dakota
lines. It has an area of J4-5 square miles
and a population, according- to the -1910
census, of 124,ftS, which makes it rank
thirty-ninth . among the cities of the
United States. - ,
Resources .and Popalatloa.
Omaha is the natural financial and
commercial center of a large territory,
Including the states of Nebraska and
Iowa, which alone have 346,723- farms,
with a total acreage of (4,722,160, which,
according to the United States census of
1910, were valued at 5,82$,79.191, the total
of all the farm lands In the United States
being valued, according to the same cen
sus, at 144991,449,060. '-
Conservative estimates place the city's
population in 1912 at 151,112. Though not
large In this sense, Omaha Is the third
largest live stock and packing center, the
fifth primary grain market, the largest
range market for feeder, sheep and the
largest creamery butter producing center
In the world. - It ' has also the largest
bank clearance per capita of any city in
the United States, with the exceiftion of
Chicago and New York., It can boast the
largest refinery of fine ores in the world,
its annual output being 130,000,000, while
as a. manufacturing center it takes rank
with the leaders, being sixteenth in this
. - - - - - .
Nothing more accurately , reflects . a
city's business activity and prosperity
thai) Its bank clearance.. Though thirty
ninth In population, Omaha is fifteenth
In total bank clearance in the' United
States. The total of its ten banks in 1,911
was 1753,107,853, or. an amount per capita
of $5,021. The large bank , clearances can
be traced directly to its industries, not
ably its -live Mock, packing and grain In
terests, and its manufacturing and Job
bing trades. ' The annual deposits of
Omaha's banks- vary from 360,000.000 to
$70,000,000, of which practically two-fifths
are sent, there' for safe "keeping." On
virtually $40,000,000 of deposits he city
does an annual business of nearly 31,000,
000,000. This business is handled, of course,
by banks which are all members of the
Clearing (House association. The city's
bank clearances have Increased 108 per
cent in. the' last ten years, with a, nigh
water mark of $832,971,907 for the year
1910. Credit is reflected upon the methods
of Nebraska bankers by the fact that
f the 107 bank failures reported in the
United States In 1911 not one was charged
to Nebraska, . r.V. --
Omaha is a reserve city under the na
tional banking law,' which requires that
national banks In reserve cities must keep
a cash reserve equal td 25 per cent of
their deposits; one-half of this, however,
may be kept on deposit in the banks of
the three central reserve cities. New York,
Chicago and St Louis.
Taxable Property. :.
It may be of interest to note the fol
lowing valuation of taxable, property In
Omaha tor city -and school purposes dur
ing recent years:"
OFFICIAL VALUATION OF TAXABLE
Year, Real Estate. Personal.
Omaha Is situated- in an agricultural
state and its greatest activity centers In
those things which come direct from the
tolL In the dairying and, batter business
the annual .output., of ... Its .creameries
reaches 20,000.000 pounds, which worked
out on a basis of SO cents per pound,
gives a total value of 36.000,000. !
.... 88,662,425 ,
Packing ,-Indaatriea.. .... .
In its live stock and packing industries
Omaha during 1911 was third, ranking
only behind Chicago and Kansas City; for
the first six months of the current year
It has outstripped Kansas City. In 191!
1,550,377 head' of stock'' of various' kinds
were shipped Into the Omaha market' af.d
of this 4,X57.X& were' converted Into meat
aad'shinoed l n nam of the' United
as 325,000,000. ,- Realizing the vantage
that Omaha offers In this industry, .the
Cudahys, Armours, Swifts, and the
Omaha company have established Im
mense plants there, and are constantly
feeding - their smaller plants from the
Omaha market -. .
South Omaha Is tha largest range horse
market in the world and occupies tho
same position with respect to range
sheep. A packing ' house demapd
does not of Itself make a ' market as
many thousands of cattle and sheep are
shipped to market which are wholly un
fit for slaughterand must be kept until
they are ready for use as meat, Sur
rounded by rich agricultural territory,
Omaha affords ready fields for the fur
ther conditioning of this stock, and it s
because of this fact that the city has
grown to be the largest feeder market in
the world.' '
It has ten trunk lines of railroads cen
tered in the city,' three on the west and
seven on the east Bight thousand miles
of railroad are operated in Nebraska
and 12,000 In Iowa, with Omaha as the
focua Practically all the freight, pas
senger, jnatl and express service of these
20,000 miles Is organized with respect to
the interchange movement : that passes
through Omaha. It necessarily follows
that as population in this region . In
creases and . as facilities . for the trans
portation Of products of the soil and out
put of the factories extend, the city must
grow and develop greater opportunities,
greater population and greater wealth.
Facilities for distributing have made this
town a manufacturing center, despite the
fact that raw materials are not readily
available. Of the thirty largest cities in
the United States Omaha is first in point
of value of manufactured prMucts per
capita, and sixteenth 1n point' of total
manufactured products. In 1911 its out
put of such products was valued at 3205.
000,000, while Its jobbing trade amounted
to $145,000,000. ; y !
Growth as a Grain Market. v
Owing to tha large outputs of corn and
wheat which are cleared through that
center, the city, as mentioned,' ranks , as
the fifth primary grain market in the
world. In 1911 45,280,000 bushels of corn,
wheat, oats, rye and barley were shipped
Into Omaha. Its record for the various
kinds of grain was third in corn, ' fifth
in oats, fifth in barley and sixth in
wheat Corn reoeipts were mor than
19,000.000 bushels; wheat 12,124.800 bushels;
oats, 9,068,000; and barley, 4,223,600 bushels.
Pnblie and Private Institutions.
But Omaha Is not merely a business
city. It can boast of Its public and
parochial schools, , its churches. Its
parks and boulevards, its public and "pri
vate Institutions of all kinds, Its civio
Improvements and its good citizenship
in general. . It is a city of - beautiful
homes. There are no blots in the shape
of slums. The homes of the working
men, clerks, artisans and small trades
men are neat and modern. The city has
no so-called tenements. It has a small
proportion of flats, and the large area
of the town makes, possible spaoious
lawns for the greater majority of .houses.
This is one of the reasons why Omaha is
third lowest among the cities 'of the
United States in mortality. The city has
a commission form of government, being
one of the four cities of the United
States with a population of more than
100,000 with this form of government Its
public utilities all privately 'owned, save
Its extensive waterworks system, the
value of which is conservatively esti
mated at $7,000,000 gas plant . electric
light plant, street railway plant and tele
graph and telephone companies are mod
em in every respect.
' NEW SAME FOR THE EGO.
Amnatns Spectacle of Victim of
Mr. Roosevelt at one fell swoop of
his terrible jaw, has effaced President
Taft from the political map. He does
not regard Mr. Taft as being in the
race. ' '
It is said of the ostrich, that he buries
his head In the sand in the vain belief
that because he cannot see anything, no
body . can see him. Mr. Roosevelt is
afflicted with oetricbiosla He seems to
think that by closing his eyes when look
ing In the president's direction he has
rendered Mr. Taft Invisible to all the rest
Of the world. . '
Mr. 'Roosevelt is welcome to all the
comfort which he. can obtain from eyes
blinded by jealousy, prejudice, and dis
appointed ambition. , . i
There Were Other.
St, Louis Globe-Democrat
There were republican bolts In 1872 and
1896. . By a coincidence, the republicans
won in 1873 by an electoral vote of 2SS
to 66, and In 1896 by 271 to 167.
. . St. Louis Republic. - - . , -
The colonel surely has Introduced some
remarkable fauna into American politics.
This year he himself is the bull moos
and Penrose the , cuttlefish. And eight
years ago Archbold was the piker.
. Statesmanship and Stanta. ...
Several representatives kept the lower
house of congress In good humor by songs
and "vaudeville stunts" during the closing
hours. ' Our national ' sense . of humor
causes ' European critics- to wonder' and
men 'capable of ' buffoon to be elected
to high off icea - .
New York World: , "Hello!" said the
Department of Justice. "Is this the tele
Baltimore American: British justice has
often been praised for its promptness
and tenacity, but the latter quality is
sometimes overdone as in the case of
Kid McCoy, kept in an English prison on
a flimsy charge which would hardly have
been entertained overnight in an Amer
ican court. But British procedure seems
at times unable to get away from its own
Houston Post: t Seriously it is a time
for the average politician to take a tum
ble to himself. We can contemplate with
satisfaction the cautious activity of real
statesmen because that, is necessary for
the cause of human progress, but the
little-brained, ' big-mouthed bawlers who
shout calamity from the beginning of the
year to the end constitute a downright
Springfield Republican: Why does fruit
growing in the United States so con
spicuously fall to keep pace with the de
mand? In ten years the crop of orchard
fruits has increased but 2 per cent while
apple? have actually fallen from 175,000,000
to 150,000,000 barrels a year. Small fruit
declined between 1899 and 1900 by 40,000,000.
while the value of the crop increased by
$5,000,000. Meanwhile the hygenlc im
portance of eating plenty of acid fruit is
being Impressed upon the public and here
is a by no means ' Insignificant Item in
the Increased cost of living. Are we in
time to depend mainly on the tropics for
our fruit supply? .
. GRETS AND GE0ANS.
Belated AetiTity.'- i
Pittsburgh Dispatch. -'
The rush of the railroads to provide for
a car shortage already, la sight by. placing
car orders that cannot be filled' till next
year, again evokes 'inflections' "on ' the
IdylMc conditions that might ' prevail ' If
railroad men would look ahead far enough
to provide repairs and new material when
other business Is slack " .
' . Short Ron -ol Prosperity.
; Cleveland Plain Dealer. , . - .
, The Treasury department sends out the
warning that a gang of desperate crimi
nals is flooding the market with counter
feit pennies. Here's a good way to catch
them. Let 'em alone till they file a peti
tion in bankruptcy; it won't be long.
- , Aa Irritating Donbter.
' Indianapolis News. ...-.
The secretary of agriculture may be
correct in his theory that this .year's
bumper' corn crop will lower the price
of beef, but even so It Is extremely. doubt
ful if the reduced rates wm ever get as
far along, as the ultimate consumer..
"How did it happen that Jopps did not
keep tho good position he had?"
"On one important occasion he lost hl
head." - - - - -- - - --
, "How did that happen?"
"It was cut off."-BalUniore American.
"This is the third time you have been
here for food," said the woman at th
kitchen door, to the tramp. "Are you
always out of work?"
"Yes'm." replied the Itinerant. ,"I guess
I was born under a lucky star." Yonkers
"May I claim your attention a moment
sir? I am representing a 'Back to, the
Land' movement, and "
"Nothing doing; I'm already a convert
I always keep my back to the land. Good
' "Most of our real sorrows are our own
fault." said the man of severe ideals.
"I don't see how you can say that re
joined the base ball fan. "I wasn t play
ing on our home team when It lost those
critical games, was l?"-Indianapolis
News. - -
DOWNWARD SX0? E OF YEAS."
Treading the downward slope of the year,
With the waning days of August hero
Watching thegleam of the ripninfl
wheat ' i. -.
Like gllsfning gold in the summer neat.
The waving corn' and the laden tree
Of orchards, swaying In playful breeze.
The melons are ripening on the vine,
tu. . i.ic in vAiinw hA&iitv shine.
The peach and the plum, the luscious
Maturing fast In the sun-kissed air
Skirting the wlldwood the wild -grapes
The berries a wealth of sweetness show.
Meadows are fragrant with ' new-mown
hay. ' v
The cricket heard at close of the day,
The katydids voice a seeming sigh
That end of th summertime is nlgn;
But clouds still float in billows of gold.
Give birth to shadows o'er grain fields
Treading the downward slope -of the
- ' year, .-.:,.:
Days of the autumn will soon be here,,
Forests will change their mantles pf
green ',v '
For brown and purple and golden sheen,
The voice of November shrill and clear,
A warning give of the dying year.
What have , the months of the passing
. , year . . " . ,
Brought to our hearts, have they brought
us cheer? ' ' ' ' ' "
Or having lacked In effort have we
Vielded to gloom and despondency? .
Treading the downward slope of the yar
Weil win" out yet if we ll cast out fear.
r 2-6. 1912
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. . i . . ...
Tho Irwin Brothers' World Renowned
Cheyenne Wild West Show
Before the Grand Stand
v Aft or noon and Eve n i n g D a i I y
:." , 1 WITH AliTHfi ' 5 '7
COWBOYS, GIRLS FROM THE PLAINS,
TRIBE OF SIOUX INDIANS,
WILD CATTLE, r
.v:--'w":rETC, . "
" Just the Same as at Cheyenne.
: Three harness races,! two running and two miles of
the 10-mile Belay race each day;--Four concerts hy lib-..
erati's Concert Band and Grand Opera Company daily:
Two monoplane flights .daily,. Wortham & Allen Shows,,
: Si trafli iEllfieE
SEPTEMBER 2-7, 1912
REGULAR TRAINS From Omaha daily
at 8::o A. M. 9:15 A. . M. 1:20 P. M. 4:10 P. M.
7:25 P. M. 11:35 P. M.. , ,
ADDITIONAL SPECIAL TRAINS TUES-
DAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY From Omaha
at 7:45 A. M. This train will Stop only at Ashland
and arrive Fair Grounds at 9:10 A. M., Lincoln 9 : 20
"OMAHA DAY" SPECIAL, WEDNES
DAY From Omaha 9:45 A. M.; thls; train Fill stop
only at Ashland and arrive Fair-Grounds at-11: 10
A. M.. Lincoln, 11:20 A. M.
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DAY From Omha at 8:00 A. M., from South Omaha,
8:15 A. M.; will arrive at Fair Grounds at 9:25 A. M.,
Lincoln, 9:35 A. M., making no Intermediate stops.
REGULAR TRAINS From Lincoln daily
at 5:30 A. M. 7:15 A. M. 10:45 A. M. 2:10 P. M.
4:30 P. M. 6:00 P. M.
ADDITIONAL SPECIAL TRAIN TUES
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at 7:00 P. M. for Omaha. V.
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turn SPECIAL From Lincoln at 5:00 P. M. This
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