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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1912.
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Sanscrlbera Urn-fin $ " tt&J city
temporarily sJoM, havre The
,Be' msdled?;o. theni..?1 'Address ,
be chang-ed 4.''ot
' Lieutenant ?' Garernbr Morehead
may not he 'much- of 'anritprbut
he Je'eome isttetirrt.tw'T1-r'
' ' Ak'-Sar-Ben'e gallantry "in giving
precedence to the itae fair should be
duly appreciated.-' - -
t September markt the re-entry of
the oyster, but still It is not advis
able to rush-the season too fast.'
f If our bankers are really consumed
With a burning desire to help out the
farmer, they might' make a start by
reducing the' discount rate.' ' V .
i , t
Will Governor Aldrich come back
in kind at his rival for the tenancy
Of the executive mansion?; Well, just
put your ear, to the ground and listen.
Perhaps when the colonel com
manded Chairman Cortelyou to turn
back the Standard OH contribution;
meant the ."third , consecutive"
.contribution... ,": su .. !. .i.
It is a, relief to know that George
W. Perkins' ' middle name '1 "hot'1
'Washlngtonr but "Walbridge," so
jit will "not be rieceetfary to Tesorrect
! the cherry tree story on him..
r Railroad cut-offs are built 'only
(only where and when buslne8s'calls
for them, so the annbutcement of
OJnion Paciflo activity in central Ne
braska will be taken as a good sign.
; Lady bull moosers want to vote at
jthe primaries in Chicago? Why not
(let 'em? It will do no harm and
may enable a prominent member of
'the herd - to ' make a showing of
iBtrength. - ... jy . ?
Our., old friend, Edgar Howard,
i trumps , In wUh "Mike" Harrlngtpn
?Xor a special session of the legislature
jtci be called by Governor Aldrich at
-'once, if not sooner. That makes two
1 la favor of a special session.
: : New Orleans, is (to embrace the
I commission' plan' of city Rbvernmeiit,
claiming , wijm , " . 3 o o, o o u peoole to
be th largesfi cita to undertak the
experimenf.'New;;OrleanB is welcome
to all the.' lessQnsi t can draw from
Omaha's experience so far. y--V: ...
' Let us remind autoists once more
jthaL the law requires them to come
ito a; full stop atvery intersection
inhere a street cr ia taking on or
'unloading' passengers; and not to
istart again untiljafter the street car
'atarta. , . ''.',
? pillions of Americans will today
tin spirit,-, join? with" 'the Salvation
(Army in memorial txercisea for Gen
jeral William Booth.- Nowhere was
Ihe held in higher, regard, and no
where is the sorrow for his "death
'more-sincere." ; . : . ; V
Chasing 1 alleged black-handers
around a multimillionaire's eastern
estate is a lot more profitable than
talking to a convention" of bankers
iwhose business is cinched. : And
.maybe that's why the great detective
did not show up in Omaha. '
Still, if all United States eenators
who - have accepted campaign con
tributions from lawless trusts' or cor
porations were to -'be, expelled,, the
senate would suffer 4nch';"a shrinkage
In;memljershlp thatjit wjuld beeit
trenielydouitfuI At a 'qupruni of 'the
full number could behad. '
Democratic? ideas .of public econ
omy ars fearfully and wonderfully
Jllufctrated by some of , the work of
5th-, jate: house.;, . . Destroying effi-
jciency'iiy tbe public service in prer
Ho hit-at' tke president's efforts to
,secure better business methods may
'be good "politics, 'but it- looks like
'evidence ' 4o support - Mr. Mann's
jjcliarge that fmuch'that the democrats
jdid was sUngy and more was ellly.
Wilson and the Fanner.'
AeorasKa rarmers wno were op
posed to reciprocity with Canada be
cause of fear of competition in the
grain markets- will-do well to ponder
the words of Woddrow Wilson on the
topic. "The American farmer never
has been protected," says the profes
sor, "for the very reason that he
never needed to be protected." Th
platform on which the professor is
making his campaign. for the presi
dency does-net declare unequivocally
in favor of free trade, but the profes
sor admitted at, -the timethe wrote
his speech of acceptance that he had
not read the platform, so he doe's not
now, apparently feel; bound by its
declarations. This gives him ample
license to -indulge his 'proclivity for
7 The high tariff .bugaboo is being
vorked for all jit ' is worth by the
opponents of President Taft In this
but the' open
Wilson in favor 'o free t.rade in
farm produce must astonish even
the democrats. - . ? ", 1
WHY HE STANDS BY MR. TAFT
Former President of Dartmouth College Analyzes Eooseveltism. .
stant appeals to tha "plain people" came
perilously near being political cant '
This was to be expected,
announcement of Mr.
Where Honest Citizens Agree,
In a. current review of the mechan
ism and" history of our presidential
electoral system, that veteran ' au
thority, on constitutional-law, James
Schouler) interposes this remark:
State voter may differ widely as to
who shall rule this union after the fourth
Of next March, but .upon affording each
Voter "an Intel llgeptf And'bona' flde ballot,
ait honest citizens ojt the: slate :;ar agreed.
l Unfortunately', 'we regret that here
In Nbra8k"asalJ)our-eftlen8 W not
In" aqcqrd' on. tn1ir9pcilibtaVao "that
the ,lnevltajrfe,' concjutlon' .tn'usf be
ttfat'.tnose.who ssejt; tb itr are! not
honeet.-.Theee dissenier jani have
persuaded themsefveft:that'IfeUg per
fectly fair by trlckeryaod misrepre
sentation to deprive the supporters of
-one candidate of their-opporunity to
cast a , oanot ror xnoir pjreierrea
choice, but that is hoi tho': honesty
that passes at full face. , It would
doubtless surprise Mri' Schouler to
know thatcandidates nominated; in
Nebrpska for presidential electors in
advance of the party conventions who
now repudiate the standard-bearers
of their party, and proclaim their in
tention to" cast their ballots, if
elected, for the standard-bearers of
some other party, actually, have the
temerity to attempt to excuse and de
fend, their palpably . dishonorable
course., , ,
Time Limiti to Sermons.
The proper length of a eermon is
coming up aneTV "for disc;sti)bn be
cause of -complaint- of ' the hearers
that it is too long, and complaint of
the preachers that they are not al
lowed time enough. One commenta
tor passes the observation' that
thirty minutes' is not long to "jiatdo
to a man who is worth listening to at
all, and that If. the sermon is cut
down to twenly-fiye or twonty min
utes, it is apt to lose its most impor
tant functions of guidance, Instruc
tion and inspiration.'' All of which
resolves' itself into ! the proposition
that a preacher,, like every one elBe
who has a, message tfi Oliver either
by voice or pen, must conform to the
conditions confronting him. If he
really has' something to say', he can
take all the time required! and have
no fear that his congregation will go
to sleep on him, while if he is simply
pounding the air, or serving Out saw
dust, pudding, it is better tor him to
quit' before beginning. As a rule the
sermon ' that has 'to be measured off
by the minute mjgbt as. well be meas
ured off by the yard.
A State Fair perversion.
Among 'Other features .advertised
for th-; forthcoming, Nebraska", state
fair are so-called "days"' for each of
the-respective political parties with
attractions in the form of oratory
proclaiming the', virtues and' extoll
ing the principles of candidates for
office in quest of votes.' ' " 1
While we know that tiis is. not a
sudden Innovation, and tbat no will
ful discrimination is practiced as be
tween the political parties, we be
lieve it is none' the less a perversion
of? the purpose of the state fair, and
an abuse which should be stopped.
It should be remembered, that the
fair. Is a public institution supported
by taxes but of the public treasury,
the ' same as the stats university or
the public' school, .although in dif
ferent, measure.. tThe purpose of the
rair is, to exninj tae resources and
products of the state, ' and educate
our people by object lessons In im
proved methods of farming and stock
raising, and perhaps, incidentally, to
furnish wholesome, amusement, but
its purpose is hot political, any more
than it is religious. k '
There Is ro good reason why poli
tics or any other controversial sub
ject should bo debated at the fair,
held oa grounds owned by the state
and maintained ar public, expense,
any more; than 'a Yglou revival
should be held there. " There'lsVo
more' call or , justiflcaifon for' a
VDemocratlc Day" or a "Republican
Day" or a "Bulls Ho,ose-t Day" or a
.'Socialist 3?ay" , or .aProhibition
Day"' at the state fair. than there is
for a "Methodist Day" or a "Catho
lic Day", or. a JBaptlst .Dayy ?'. -
Now, , Just as "we werev. getting
ready for a winter of enjoyment,
word come?, that, the, whale crop is
almost a failure. Isn't that too bad?
Following the-buffalo and, the -bull
moose to oblivion. ' '
Dr. William J. Tucker, former prest
ont or Dartmouth collere, writln In
I the CongregationalUt and Christian
worm, analyzes tn perplexities con
fronting intelligent and responsible votera
and submits these reasons why he will
vote for Mr. Taft: r
I will stale, In general terms' ai far as
poRs bla, the reasons which to my mind
Justify my intention to vote for Mr. Taft
The statement of these reason will call
up Incidents and events which, though re
cent, are in daxiger of being forgotten,
Thete ought to be kept, steadily In mind
to give the true perspective through wh'ch
to view the poetical situation., We cannot
afford, in the Interest of truth, to allow
the course of events leading up to present
conditions to become covered over with
th dust of th campaign. These events
are an essential part of the campaign.
Independence of th Presidency.
In the first place I regard a vote foi
Mr, Taft as a vote to maintain the inde
pendence of th presidential office. Tha
attack of Mr. iyosevlt upon Mr. Taft.
especially tha manner of it, was a public
dishonoring of a close presonal friendship.
For anything that appeared then, or for
anything that has appeared since, It was
an unworthy act. It was avowedly an act
contrary to Mr. Roosevelt' first honorable
Impulses, and to many of his friends gav
evidence which could not be Ignored that
he wa beginning to part company with
his better self. To hi enetnie it waa
simply a confirmation of their charges
In regard to his ruinous friendships.
But the act had a much deeper signifi
cance. It wa virtually th impeachment
of the president by his predecessor fr
office, now assuming the rote of dlctatoi
under th guise of a tribune of the people.
The self-constituted tribune of th people,
Is the new tp of the political boes. We
have had party bosses who were cred'ted
with having been tha makers and unmak
bra of presidents. The new kind of
political boss deals with force far more
subtle and effectlv than those which have
been within reach of the party boss;
namely,, popular - prejudices, excitement
and discontents, and those economic gen
eralities which can b so easily mad to
serv , political ends. , The strong man
armed with, these rawnrcef can at an
time constitute himself a tribune of th
people. His special opportunity is at the
time when th ranomtnatlon of a presi.
dent according to the accepted custom it
Pending. w . . vs. , .
In the aecond plac I regard a vote for
Mr. Taft aa a vote in th Interest of
political veracity. "Apart from questions
connected- with certain cabinet appoint
ments, the sum of Mr. Taft' 8 offending
was his action on the Payris-Aldrtch
tariff bill. That was the ground of pro
gressive Insurgency. The sincerity of
Mr. Roosevelt in capitalising Insurgency
based on this Issue may ba Judged by
considering his own attitude toward tho
tariff, both when president and now as a
candidate. Insurgency on this Issue was
utilised by htm as borrowed capital. The
primary campaign then inaugurated was
run largely on borrowed capital.. What
original contribution to th progressive
program has been mad' by him except
that of the recall of Judicial decisions?
Each Item Of th program Jul been taken
up in turn, calculated and utilized ac
cord(ngf,ior Its xact ; poIIUcal -value.
Everywhere the politician has been In
evidence, rather, than the reformer; no
where more conspicuously than in the
adoption and utilization of woman suf
In Ilk manner it Is very hard to reckon
the violent inconsistencies of Mr. Roose
velt simply as inconsistencies;' hard, for
example, to reconcile' oh 'this ground Ala
tirades against oosses with his special in
structions to the boss of Pennsylvania
to take an 'active part in the prelimlnarUs
to the rapublloan convention; hard to
reconcile Ma denunclUons of the political
use of money by th trysts with his jrl
lenc when questioned repeatedly by Mr.
La Follette regaralng the financial sup
port of his campaign. The whole at
mosphere of the primary campaign was
charged with exaggeration and mis
representations, misrepresentations which
could bo met only, by th specific correc
tions of, the president in person. Th con.
As th time for the convention ap
proached, numerous claims in respect to
delegates were made which were proved ta
be fraudulent in so gr$ut proportion a to
cast doubt upon every claim presented.
I believe that these fraudulent charges,
urged with such vehemence by Mr. Roose
velt, tost him hi nomination. Had th
campaign been marked by strict political
veracity th presumption would have been
In his favor. As claim after claim was
admitted to be fraudulent the presumption
changed fo his great moral disadvantage.
Certainty the, subpequnt charges about
stealing the nomination made little public
Irapressi cm, though there was a manifest
sympathy with Mr. Raosevelt's disappoint
ment in view of his large primary vote
In the great republican states. As the ac
tual fact have come out I think that tha
public Is more and more- prepared to ac
quiesce In tha .formal-, statement of Mr.
Root to Mr, Taft: "Tour title to th
nomination is a clear and unimpeachable
a the titl of any candidate since polit
ical conventions began." That ought to
b good authority to Mr.' Roosevelt him
self. ; It was Mr. Root who gave him a
clear title to the Panama canal.
Pople Versa Paternalism,
In the third plac I regard a vot for
Mr. Taft as a vot to protect the rights
of th peopl aa against th surrender of
these rights to paternalism. .The politi
cal record of Mr. Roosevelt, as told In the
events of the past months, showing hi
steady assumption of the ways and meth
ods of th politician, would - awaken
grave misgivings were this an ordinary
political campaign. It is not an ordinary
political campaign. The recent conven
tion at Chicago did much, more than to
make Mr. Roosevelt a candidate, even
a third-term candidate, for th presidency.
It virtually declared him, after th Ro
man fashion, to b the on man Indis
pensable to th safety of tha republic. -
The keynote of Mr. Roosevelt' confes
sion of faith was the centralisation of
power; th formula for tha application of
th principle was equally clear Intrust
the power to me There is a fascina
tion about the. entrance of a new party
Into th political field-everythlng new, no
inherited evils, no bosses, no corruption,
no feuds, no pledges except to the people.
A program of 'promises is alluring. I am
profoundly in sympathy with the spirit of
the program of social justice outlined by
the new party. Social justice is the pres
ent goal of all true progress! vism. What
guarantee does the party offer that it
can maintain Its prestlna purity and fulfill
Its promlsesT The answer is Mr. Roose
velt. The answer is entirely fair, for it
is 'evident that without Mr. Roosevelt th
party has no existence. It 1 therefor as
fair aa It Is necessary to analyse Mr.
Roosevelt's recent political record, and If
on finds there the signs of political de
terioration to determine his own political
duty accordingly. I have indicated the
result of my analysis. ,
A Prosnreaalv Platform.,
Tha republican party has . never , put
forth, so progressiva a platform as that on
which Mr. Taft stands for rts-aWcUon., In
fact, the. controlling question In the com
ing campaign la simply, this! v What kind
of progress do (the people want? Coupled
with the, hardly less serious question, In
what assurance of progresa do the peo
ple confide? My Insistence in this article
has been that the broad lines of cleavage
are between Mr. Taft and Mr. Roosevelt,
not between the republican and the demo
eratlo iparty. The political purpose of Mr.
Roosevelt is so clear that he who runs
may read to attempt to swamp Mr, Taft
In the popular vote of 1912, with the moral
certainty of thereby defeating Mr. Wil
son, or the democratic nominee in 1918, A
rote for Mr.' Taft virtually" covers two
campaigns. I hold no brie for th re
publican party. Party obligations In ordi
nary times alt lightly upon me. At th
present time t am more than ready to
travel the road of political progress, per
haps farther and faster than the repub
lican party may be able In th future to
guarante passage. I am not ready to
b propelled or to be sidetracked into
PROSPERITY IN THE SADDLE
' Good Timet for Everybody, But the Speculators.',
New Tork Tiroes.
Wall street Is in th dumps. The
price range is now in tha neighborhood
of what it was in the spring, despite
all that has happened sine. Outside
of Wall street 100.000,0(10 of peopl are
discounting the 110,000,000,000 crop. Who
ever doubts or denies it files in the face
of facts, for-the 'fact are undeniable.
In the spring there were not hands
enough to plant the crops.' Now there
are neither hands enough to harvest a,
yield which has bettered all expectations,
non to turn out the, iron and coal which
ts demanded by every industry.. If Wall
street challenges these facts, It Is be
cause It has not sensed the situation
along Washington street, where labor ot
this sort is quoted and supplied. Not
In 'thirty years haa there been such a
famine' or workers 'on, aqueducts, .tun.
nets,- building excavations and so on.
Farmers are In a frensy for horsemen,
harvesters and handy men. Anyon
capable of handling a pick or shovel can
get H75 a day and no questions asked.
Any farm hand can get (20 a month
and found by asking for it. The Condi
tion of tha skilled labor market la even
more favorable for labor, so much so
that employers are having other diffi
culties than in finding hands., "
The only conspicuously unsuccessful
members of the community are the spec
ulators. They have mifaed their aim
In both the security and commodity, mar
kets, and have a grouch which nobody
else shares. .
Politics la the only t explanation they
have for grumbling, but politics Is what
the' country is least concerned about.
Scandals about campaign" fuhda,' : and
who s th liar now, are not politics. The
loudest political ahouters are those who
proclaim that we must changa our In
stitutions to do social and Industrial
Justice, as though actual conditions wera
not the test ever known from the b.
ginning ot the world to this day, and with
every algn of Improving aa fast as It
Is reasonable to expect human institutions
to b reformed. :
Always, ' everywhere, .' prosperity has
been a matter for individual accomplish
ment and never was It easier than now
and here. The American man or million
aire who Is not better off than his kind
at any previous time in the 'world's his
tory la suffering from some reason
peculiar to himself. -and -not Inherent In
our Institutions, i Th idea that Americans
will smash th rainbow of th world's
governments In- order to get th pot ot
gold just over the horison is based on th
delusion that the American people ara
fools, offering themselves to be sacri
ficed by leader whom w "will not
characterise, save as they characterise
themselves by their daily exhibitions. The
dally scandals and muckraking are no
s'gns that the political pot ta boiling, but
rather that the prosperity pot Is bubbling
to an extant which makes the politician
fear that they cannot get the ear of tha
people by anything less noisy than a
alren or a calliope, and -cannot suit their
taste with anything short, of tabasco and
cayenne. The rejection of politics of this
sort Is one of the happiest ' signs ' ot this
happy tlm. With the politicians and th
speculators suffering: from delusion, of
melancholia, how can tha country help
blng as happy as it 1st
Ton Mach t Little.
j v(" Philadelphia Record., ..' ,.
"See America first', 1 a valuable top
line In railroad advertising,, but the prop
osition to boom the Idea by printing pic
tures of scenery Instead of the jwtralts
of patriots on our postage stamp gives
evidence of more enterprise than reflec
tion. A picture of the Grand Canyon of
tha Colorado or the Toaemlte or of a
grove of redwood trees on' a postage
stamp might Interest the collectors who
love to call themselvea philatelists, but It
would hardly, cultivate a love for natural
scenery. We have our own Alps, but a
picture of the Alps of th site of a pos
tage stamp would not be particularly ira-
nresslve. ' :
Logic Sltpa a Cost.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
" Complain of the high cost of living on
on sld and of. the low state ot wage
on the other can scarcely be considered
logical now that we are told that $18-a-week
chorus girls In Sew York-are re
sponsible for the scarcity of good dia
mond In Europe tkarketa
Aa Aanaataa; Record. -
1 New York World. ; : ,.'
This congress lias vrinted inore words
and probably less oratory fhan any other
on record, and even then did not print
all It sU A
Thirty Tears Ago -
Things, ar shaping up at the state fair
grounds for the big show. A Bee re
porter drove out with Mr. McCord of
the firm of Nave, McCord & Brady, who
haa charge of the Improvement there,
and gives assurance that everything will
be in readiness.
The B. A M.-Platumouth ball- gam
wa declared off. '
Officer O'Grady has sworn in a new
policeman O'Orady, Jr., who arrived as a
twelve-pounder. ,. .
Ira P. Hlghby has been . assigned to
duty by the internal revenue department
as city gauger, and H. H. Willrodt and
W. W. Brown as distillery gaugers.
Bam Burns has the contract tor fur
nishing the new Pax ton . with china,
glass and tableware. '
A skirmishing party from the little post
of th Salvation Army at this point went
to Fremont to taekla satan'a picket line.
Colonel Houser presided and was ably
assisted by Lieutenants Wilson and Mo
Allister. " '''.
The assignment of public school teach-.
era for the fall term I announced.' Th
high school staff consists of thee three:
Charles D. Htnes, Lena L. Hill and Nel
son Learned. V
Lucius Wakeley, who now occupies a
responsible position with the Chicago,
Burlington A Qulncy at Chicago, Is In
the city on a visit.
H. B. Ira, C. B. Marvin and J W.
Schoelply left on a flying visit to the
respective homes on th Schuyklll river.
v ' -. ' ,'.-. . ' . '.
Twenty Years Ago
Online, the Nebraska bred pacing won
der, startled th crowd at th county
fair by reeling off a' mil In 2:17, thus
raising th glory of Omaha, already high
tn th racing records. J. B. Chandler,
trainer and driver, was In' th gig when
the little bay shattered Axtell'i proud
record. - --..'--.
In spit of the fact that Deputy Sheriff
Ernst and Jailer Bennett mad their
regular nocturnal rounds, two prisoners
escaped from th county baatlle through
a coal hole, between I and. 10 p. m.
Sergeant Bigwart wa given a day off
to oelabrate his tenth year on th local
police force. He had been appointed
to the force by Mayor Boyd. September
S. 1882. ' -"
Rev. T. J. Mackay returned from Boston
and announced he would preach as usual
Sunday . at ' AH Saints.
The Bee received "a letter 'from John
L. Webster, who was In London,' an
nouncing his intention to sail for New
York, August 27,
"Spud" Farrlsh left for 'gxtended
trip which wa to Include New. Ypl"S,
Washington and of course, Culpepper
Court Hous,, his old Virginia stamping
grounds. . ' i
Ten Year Ago 4
Th socialist state convention In Ost
hoffs hall nominated this ticket; , For
governor," George Blglow. Lincoln; lieu
tenant governor, A. D. Pugh, Fairfield;
secretary of state, J. F. Roe, Cmaha;
auditor, Thomas Llppencott. Blair; attor
ney general. James R. Burleigh, Lincoln.;
land commissioner, W. A. Adams, Brock;
superintendent. William Brltton, Omaha;
for congreaa, Bernard McCaffrey, Omaha;
county attorney, ' L. L. MoAlvane: state
senators, B. H. Vail and W, H. Moore,
Omaha; Thomas Phillips, South Omaha;
state representatives, jv.T. Eakland, C.
W. Adair, (J. W. Ray, Louis Junge, Guy
Franklin, a 8, Lanyoh, George Mark
stall. C. A- Robinson, J- J- Condon;
county commissioner, F., Schaefer.
The council refused to recognize either
the old or new Board of Fire and Police
Commissioners to the extent of putting
their names on the pay roll, leaving them
to, sue for their salaries. .
Walter Wsllri&n, th welt known news
paper correspondent, was in Omaha, re
turning to Chicago from Bradshaw, Neb-,
where he had been to see hla father, who
was ill. .
Alfred D. Jones, who as civil engineer
laid out tha town site of Omaha, was
knrf in Forest Lawn cemetery, his
funeral services being held at his home,
K Wirt street, under; the .dlraotlon of
Rv, Luther M. Kuhna, pastor of Grace
Mrs. lamual Hawver, 1614 California
street, returned from California.
People Talked About
"Wakao Tppel, tha wealthiest man in
province of Yamanashl, Japan, did
not learn to read until ha waa SO years
of ego. nor had he up to that time Begun-
to accumulate th present . great
fortune.' At on time he was a rag
picker. . ',- . -
Joseph Ury Crawford, consulting en
gineer of the Pennsylvania railroad, and
one of tha most prominent officers in
its service, having reached the age of TO
years, retired from activ work Septem
ber 1, according to the pension rules of
th railroad. ' ' ' -
Advance reports Indicate that th re
organised Standard Oil company will
earn 1110,000,000 thle' year and distribute
dividends dripping with fat . Every mo
tor car chugging along th highways or
leaking on tha streets, fattens the Stand
ard's bulging wad.
George Washington Perkins, commis
sary general of th buU moos, warns
the rank -and tti against Indulging In
the "turkey , trot" dance before th
height of Armageddon are scaled. To
his sedat mind "gaiety preceding a
funeral is unseemly. .
Mrs. Emma Cook of Southwest Har
bor, Me., believes that she haa th best
bed of Shirley poppies In th tate. or
dering on a vegetable garden; It la 75
feet in length and 5 feet in width, a mass
of nodding blossoms,' In alt shades ot
red. white and pink satin frills.
Th question of adopting or rejecting
the proposed amendments to th consti
tution of Ohio, which will b ettled at
the ballot oox on Tuesday, September X
has stirred up extraordinary Interest
according to Ohio papers, and resulted
In a larger registration of votera than
ever befora In th stat. Ther are
forty-two amendments to be acted on.
John Deuser, of Clayton. Me., patri
arch of a clan of about SO children,
grandchildren , and great-grandchildren,
who haa just celebrated his seventieth
birthday, prides himself on being the an
cestor ot what tie calls th heaviest fam
ily in the state. His daughter. Emma
Fink, weighs nearly 300 pounds, her hus
band 400 pounds, while their 12-year-old
son is a lightweight of only 200 pounds.
Hi e B ces Letter B ox
Si - j ; u1"
Eqaalisatloa of Water Rat.
OMAHA, Aug. SiTo th Editor of The
Be; As a taxpayer and water user I
would Ilk to ask a few questions. WlieM
does the Water board get their power to
fix rates discriminating against the small
users of water?
There is a certain cost to the city for
th running of the water works plant and
It should be possible to arrlv approxi
mately at the average cost per 1,000 gal
lons to furnish fa water, allowing for
depreciation, repairs and all expenses.
Let us suppose that fals cost is M cents
per 1,000 gallons. " What right would the
Water board hav to furnish water to the
large consumers at I cents per 1,000 gal
lons (12 cents below the actual cost) sud
tax the small consumers 25 cents per 1,009
gallons and make him psy IS cents above
th eost in order that th big concerns
might have th water below cost? As we
understand It th city doe not propose
to make money out ef the plant. Isn't it
enough for these big concerns that the
water should be furnished them at actual
cost and would it not be Just and equit
abl that the small : consumers, part
owners of this plant, should cava the
same rate? . ;j i( ;' , ,
We repudiated this aort ot dlscrlmlna.
tlon with the common carriers and th
railroads are compelled to mak. th same
rates to the man with on car of stock
that they give to th man with, two cars.
Why should it no( apply to water works,
electric JlgTit, gas plants, eta,? . ;
Wa all connect with th wator mains
and hav to furnish our own pipes and to
keep then In repair,
I think that this Is a matter to which
the voters should gtv soma serious
thought, C. H. WITHJCY, ,
wa Wirt street
A Fatal Omlsaioa."
, Springfield Republican, V .
In his very Interesting reply to Senator
Penrose. Mr. Bull Moos FUnn did every
thing but deny that ha wrote tb note
to the standard Oil magnate asking to to
made a United States senator, It was a
fatal omission. A man- who Is now so
anxious to -have th. country saved and
purified for the sake of 'th little Flinns
coming up should specifically "nail that
Archbold letter as a forgery, if forgery
it was. . .
Any Old Exrni Will Do. .
. Indianapolis News. ,
Now that it' la charged that the growth
of our enormous corn cron, by preventing
a view of the tracks at country crbssinge,
is causing many of the ' accidents on
traction and steam railroad lines, we are
up against a serious problem. ' W ean't
very well do without elthw tha carrier
or tb corn crop.
The Check Is the Thing; -
-New , York -Tribune. .
In the Interest of hlstorical accuracy
the campaign, contributors of th past
should hav been foreeighted enough to
pay by check.. In controversies over con
tributions receipts talk loudest.
,11518 TO A EMTLK.
"My dear, that 'fin jot. of .fruit sent
awe was, I hav. ascertained sent aa a
hribf-. ,Tou must return jt to th ssnd-
"But, my dear, w jit it up at our re
ception yeatenUy." . ... .
"No aiatten. .AH the mor. reason It
should be returned.'.'. Baltimore Ameri-
v.-...- , .-:'.: '
JT!,C,,, sasilv teU a ansa who haa
been holding office from one who is look-
m.?Jor i.V Senator Sorghum.
"How?" ... . t
"The first always points with pride and
the other always views with alarm."
Washington, Star. .. ,
"Don't you ever gst tired :of twisting
and turning and revamping the old anec
dotes r v
.l ln?sd-" ndmltted the humorist
' Sometimes I think It would be less trou
ble, to think up some pew anecdotes."
-Washington Herald. -
Elngs Look! That motorist has lust
run over himself!
Jlnes-That's no accident He Is quail
fylng aa a vaudeville headllner.-Judge.
"I don't think that T Mn Mh.rlK.
all that Is in your platform." said th
'Never mind about the platform," re
plied the energeUc worker. "How about
the campaign fundr-Chlcago Post
"You don't pay much attention t'e 'the
8t!TBda(! '""'ten' P-n political economy."
No," replied Senator Sorghum. "They
lacked energy and embltion. With all
those Ideas any one of them could hav
gotten out end formed a new party.7'
Allcej-Yoe, it's' my twenty-third birth
day. Vou haven't wished me many happy
return . v'
Wity-No dear. I really think it's about
time you moved on to your twenty-fourth.
- . . .
. . EU OF GEDH20SHY.
. ' , Washington Star.
Tnere s no use being stingy when you're
tartlng in a race.
There no us holding out on words of
, glory end of grace. ;
The time may come when you must re
consider with some care "
The sweet assurance you sang when
strife was in the air. .
Let's overhaul our hopes and fears, our
. prejudices too, . , .
And tell the willing candidate what we
would have him do. - ' '
Whatever anybody thinks should be up.
lifted high, ,
Or whatever should be busted, to fulfill
each wish he ll try.
The man who get elected may prove
muoh like other men ,- .
Who f,nd conditons stubborn 'gainst the
might of voice c-r pen.
But while he is a candidate we look on
him with awe '
As a teader and a teacher and a giver of
the law. . ., . . ,
Then leav us not," oh. candidate, In
gloomy ways to grope;
But let your tnaglo : lantern show an
opulms ef hop i
While we lift the g!adome welcome to
the band and the parade!
There's no use being stingy when the
promises are made.
- ' .4 11111 ' . .
SEPTEMBER 2-7, 1912
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