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THE' BEE:' OMAHA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1912.
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, Sahserlbers leaving th. ' ly
tenporarlly . T
Bee anall4 t them. Aaaress
wilt be m
ej nested. - 1'
Notice the frost on your pumpkin?
'Last chance to register tomorrow,
! Shut off the water In your outside
plpt.yett".,.''--v,-,.'!-i''1'',. ' ''
Senator Hitchcock is ' In Ohio,
That's ?ery evident. " ' " '
Indiana race tracks are under Mar
' shall law and the gamblers are re
Any other man 75 years young
hereabouts going to lire to be 150 by
the fasting route?
What has become of the Hon. Wil
liam Ward of New York, also of the
Hon. T. Woodruff?
"I am not a candidate for the
presidency," says Felix Dlas. That
4s what they all say.
' Take no stock in the rumor that
Jack Johnson has decided to return
to his old home in Texas,
Westward the star of empire Is
fltiU winging its way. It seems to be
central now over Nebraska.
If Mr. Ananias finds his club In
'need of recruiting, he might pick up
a few strays from that Becker trial.
Although a self-confessed reformer.
Hiram Johnson never has a word to
say about a governor neglecting
home duties., "';
That South Carolina farmer who
'plows his fields with dynamite must
be qualifying for Ben Tillman's seat
in the senate. ,
Tramp, tramp, tramp, the dads are
marching up and down the basement
steps these evenings to fill up the
grand old furnace.
The name of Ponce De Leon now
figures in the Mexican . revolution.
Does that, mean it has only begun
and is to be perpetual?
If you have not sent copies of The
Bee's big Nebraska ' Development
number to your eastern friends, do It
now before it Is too late.
There have been no state treasury
scandals ' in Nebaeka under State
Treasurer Walter A. George. If one
good term deserves another, his does.
It may be remarked in passing that
so one has been able to steal a mil
lion dollars from any Omaha trust
company without the company miss
ing It. f .-. -
No, the publication , of those
"forged" letters later proved to be
genuine can have had nothing to do
with the shakeu of the editors of
Collier's. . '
'The .billboard nuisance la spread
ing in Omaha. In every other city-
that has regard for its appearance,
the billboard nuisance is being held
in check, if not abated.'
' If Massachusetts : folk were not
such sticklers for that old-fashioned
instrument known as the constitn
tlon, the nonmldence of Pitcher Joe
Wood would not prevent them from
running him for governor.
f If stopping the fraud ' of mis
branded bull moosers is sure to bring
the republican state candidates many
. thousands of votes, as their campaign
manager admits, why should any of
, them object, or want to perpetuate
the fraud?- s'v y. :
r - i. , ,
( Remember that no registration of
previous years holds good for the
coming election. In order to vote in
Omaha or South Omaha you v&iust
have appeared: personally before the
registration officials of your voting
district, and have your name properly
enrolled by them.
Prosperity Talks VIL
In the scope of Omaha's commer
cial activities, the wholesale distribu
tion of agricultural Implements' ranks
second to none save the packing in
dustry of South Omaha. The volume
of farm machinery finding its way
out of this city and our neighboring
market on the eastern banks of the
Missouri Council . Bluffs In ' our
surrounding territory, is exceeded in
quantity by Kansas City. alone. Each
year the sales annually amount to
from $12,000,000 to $13,500,000, di
vided among approximately twenty-
five implement Jobbing concerns in
thia city. The many carload ship
ments of farming tools . going out
from Omaha are an excellent and In
defeasible indicative barometer
pointing to the unusual prosperity
being enjoyed by farmers, retail
agents and Jobbers in the present re
publican administration, v
The implement: business has never
enjoyed a more normal,' healthy era
of prosperity than In recent years.
The veracity of this statement is at
tested by the result of a canvass of
the entire Jobbing district of Omaha
last week. The signed statement of
over two dozen managers, represent
ing every house located in this city,
were secured, and Invariably they
were messages of optimism and con
fidence. They tell a story of unpre
cedented good times good, substan
tial times, when corn cribs are filled
to overflowing and prosperity fills
the land. . '
These words of cheer and plerfty
are tributes to President Taft and
the republican administration. ' Cer
tainly no implement man or farmer
has reason to wish anything save the
re-election of Taft, Sherman and
prosperity their ever present run
ning mate. '
Are the Penalties at Fault f
Would we have fewer serious auto
mobile accidents if severer penalties
were inflicted?. ,,
One thing is certain, casualties
from this cause are far too numer
ous. While, of course, a measure of
responsibility rest upon the' pedes
trian for his own safety,- the burden
of it falls on the autolsts, and most
of those happening to accidents have
not been as careful is they should
Laws regulating the conduct of
automobiles are violated on ;- our
streets every day. is ft because
naturally careless and selfish per
sons have grown Indifferent as a re
sult of light and trifling penalties?
Let us answer thia question properly
without further delay and if neces
sary to safeguard life and limb put a
compelling force on those who will
not otherwise observe certain laws.
I Iks Bay liiOmali
COMPILE.!) ( ROM BErE FILE-
How Many Terms?
s President Taft is- running for re
election, and' Is ' committed to the
"wise custom which limits the presi
dent to two terms." If re-elected he
will retire at the end of another four
years. Governor Wilson is running
for the first time and not crossing
the second term bridge . before he
comes to It, although his platform
advocates a single term. But Roose
velt, having served two terms, de
mands a third and as many more, if
elected, as a' carefully worked up
spontaneous popular uprising may re
Roosevelt may fix the num
ber of terms with which he
would " be content, but then Mr.
Roosevelt, himself, solemnly nledsred
the people November .8, 1904, that
under. .no circumstances will I be a
candidate for or accept another
nomination." :f .
'.V ? If th Shoe fits.--- -
At whom wm Senator Norrts Brawn
taking a satisfying dig when he remarked
that tfta. builimooeera of Wyoming are
not numerous, but honorable;" thai they
Insist upon making the flrht In the onen
and not from ambush, and that "none of
them claim to be republicans, but airre
fuse to nm under any flag but. their
own?" Surely the senator was Intending
nothing In, the way of a personal re
flection upon . any of his former, friends
In Nebraska. Lincoln Star.
Those who find that the shoe fits
will have no trouble in putting it on.
Over in Iowa Senator Kenyorf is
seeking re-election,' but he is' doing
so as a republican, and as an avowed
supporter of "Taft and Sherman, al
though he has to his credit a record
for progreeslveness Just as good as
the candidate for senator In Ne
braska, who thinks the republican
party is no longer enough for him.
Thirty Years Aw
The cornerstone of the Douglas county
court ,house was duly laid under Masonic
auspices. . A procession Including most of
the civic societies was heaaed by Frank
E. Moores as marshal. G. W. Llnlnger,
grand master, officiated for the Masons,
and Hon. A. J. Poppleton delivered the
Our citizens will be pleased to learn
that the upper - reservoirs of the water
plant located in North Omaha upper pre
cincts are now finished and being filled.
The marriage of. Frank Persinger,
a popular young banker of Central City,
and Miss HattJe V. Gale, well known In
Omaha musical circles, took place at the
residence of N.- Merriam on Burt and
Twenty-first streets. Rev.: 3. W. Max
field tied the knot, whlli the attendants
were H, Persinger of Des Moines and
Miss Alice Tzschuck of .this city.
The Jay Oould party heading for
Omaha arrived at Weeping Water and
cast anchor for the night, Mr. Gould be
ing averse to traveling at night.
Edward S. Raff has become a member
of the Omaha Glee club.
Work has begun on the Douglas street
pavement under the supervision of John
Grant, assisted by Edward Lynch.
For the benefit of the Trinity Cathe
dral building fund Miss' H E, Poppleton
delivered a lecture on Bnglleh literature
on the characters In Julius Caesar.
Twenty Years Ago
Jack Prince cam into town from Kan
sas City, where he had won a race or
two on his Wke against horses. He had
made a tour of several states racing
horses. ' ;
W. H. Sayward of Boston, secretary
of the National Builders' and Traders'
exchange, was the guest of tie Omaha
Builders' exchange at a banquet In their
rooms In- the New York Life building-- '
Charles Campbell took out a permit
to erect a two-story frame residence at
Twenty-ninth and Elm streets.
President Cable of the Boca Island rail
road pleaded In a letter received by
Mayor Bemls Intended for him and the
city council, that Omaha should control
the rights and privileges extended rail
roads entering the new Union depot
and that the Rock Island should be
given more consideration than It had re
ceived In this connection.
Mr. and Mrs. W, a Howell, having re
turned from their wedding trip, were at
the Madison. '
Martin M. Brown had a fine time oh
his twenty-second anniversary- A num
ber of his friends gathered at his home,
Twentyslxth and Charles streets, and
gave him a big surprise party.
Ten Years Ago r
Gossip as to the possible successor of
General Manager Dickinson of the Union
Pacific entered E. E. Calvin of Salt Lake,
general superintendent of the Oregon
Short Line, In the race.
The Omaha Teachers' Annuity and Aid
association adopted a fitting memorial on
the death of Miss Ellen M. White.
The Austria-Hungary society of Omaha
oclebrated its tenth anniversary at Bo
hemian Turner hail. Carl , Ereler, presi
dent, made an address In which he spoke
of the growth and Interest of the society.
Following tho program of exercises
Aletander Schmidt and Mrs, Schmidt led
the grand march, the dance was on and
joy was unconftned. .
Frank Owen 'of Omaha, ft was learned,
was picked as one of the pitchers to
make 'up the new American league team
in New Tprk. The others were Wlltse of
Baltimore, Howell of Baltimore, Adkins
of Milwaukee, .Chesbro and Tannehlll of
Bellevue beats the . Lincoln Medics at
foot ball at Bellevue. t ' ,
James Montgomery Slmeral died at his
home, 978 North Twenty-eighth avenue.
With him were his wife, with whom he
had celebrated a golden wedding June
22, and Ms sons, William and Edward
W, Slmeral. '
BILLIONS for eailboad betterment
Sailroad Presidents Discuss the Business Outlook.
People Talked About
Up4 to its startling shriek of alarm,
our. " amiable .; democratic contem
porary was doing its best to lead peo
ple to believe that democratic vic
tory in Nebraska was like taking
candy from a baby. - Still, there have'
been other elections in which that
political prophet has been wide of
the mark., ' "
, .One thousand . Illinois college stu
dents raided a theater and did much
damage.' A few of the students were
expelled" as a penal ty The chief
difficulty with that Is that they are
the very young men most in need of
what a college training is supposed
to; give.', . ..
. Won't, it be fine if the accumulated
delays in completing that long prom
ised supply main can be unloaded
upon a scarcity of labor,' and f elieve
Ute Water . boarders , from lall blame
after their stubborn refusal for six
years to order the main built?
HI Johnson, A. C. Johnson and Jack
Johnson monopolise so much space In the
papers that the rest of the distinguished
family aren't getting a look In." '
in Venice, Cal., policemen must he
equipped with "powder puffs, needles,
thread, buttonhooks, mirrors and hair
pins." Whea suffragists ran a state they
do It right '; ,-:, .v : '
Scutari, the Albanian town, whither the
Montenegrin Is moving, averages three
murders a day in time of peace. The
ability-of the residents to fatten ceme
teries without outside assistance is fairly
well established. . ; v
Detroit Is to have an all-millionaire
jury on an usuassment of land values.
The millionaires will be paid S3 a day.
TU in one way of advertising a city,
but not all cities can round up all tine
To show that he has. the requisite
statesmanship for the Job of. United
States senator from Massachusetts,
Mayor Fltsgerald of Boston Is boosting
for an ordinance limiting the length of
women's hat pins to six inches.
The Muncy twins of Babylon. I. ', I..
Samuel and Wllllani who win be 93
years old next Christmas, walked over
from their farm, a distance of two miles.
climbed the stairs leading to the election
bureau, and registered under the foun
tain,- both being pronounced prohibition-lets.''-
-. : ; ' , ' ; - ' '-
That the city of Pittsburgh, where the
"holy" Bill Fllnti live, thrives and ex
hales the caloric of reform,- Is shown
by the Voters' league to yield $l,70ft.OO
a year In graft of ail' kinds. As soon
as Reformer Fllnn gets the rest of the
country on the straight and narrow
path, home-grown crooks will get what
Is coming to them.
Governor Colquitt of Texas, 4s a re
actionary with the bark on and doesn't
care who knows it. Declaring that "the
hljfh cost of Uvlng i due largely. If not
wholly, to the Individual ' himself," the
governor then arke back to the bygone
simple life wtien "we used to Jive well
without . eutoiuoMles, without motor
cycles, without telephones, without elec.
trto lights and without lee In summer."
Another Baa o Warts.
Secretary of Agriculture WUson has put
the ban on potatoes with warts. It Is a
drastic step,, and will offend many, but as
the secretary has announced that he will
resign on March 4 next the ent're potato
vote should not be alienated.
B. L. WlncheU, president of the St
Louis & San Francisco railroad. In an
Interview published in the Manufacturers'
Record of. Baltimore, declares that $8.
ICO.OOO.OGO will be needed during the next
five years to provide adequate transpor
tation facilities to meet the t growing
needs of the country. .Mr. WlncheU aays:
"The transportation facilities of the
southwest are already taxed to their
capacity, and .there Is bound to be an
embarrassment later on. There has been
do Increase in mileage In the southwest
In keeping with the previous increase,
because there is no encouragement to
people to put their money into railroad
construction. No way has beenfound
to compel men to Invest their money in
railroads. There ought to be thousands
of miles of development lines constructed,
going back Into the interior 'from present
lines to keep up with the development
of the country that has already occurred.
The only way a railroad can make de
velopments Is by borrowing money or
earning It Present rates. In connection
with the greatly advanced wage scale,
will not permit the railroads to earn
the $8,600,000,000 that will be required to
provide adequate facilities and main
tenance to plant In the next five years,
nor can the money ' be obtained by the
sale of securities, or by borrowing, un
less the railroads can be reasonably as
sured that freight r&Fes will not be
further reduced. The current increase
In railroad facilities is wholly Inade
quate. This means that there should be
not only more cars , and locomotives,
but more tracks, sidings, terminals and
everything pertaining to equipment and
"The present enormous crops will dem
onstrate the Inadequacy of the railroads
of today in such a way as oug-ht to se
cure the friendly, earnest co-operation
of the people and the law-makers In an
effort to so change conditions and the
public attitude as to make It possible for
the railroads to get In line with the
country's tremendously rapid and wide
spread development" -
President Markham of the Illinois Cen
tral, Ip discussing crop and business con
ditions of the country in .the Manufactur
ers' Record, says:
"Some Idea of the tremendous flood of
prosperity which has come upon the whole
country may be gathered from the fact
that the Increase In this year's corn and
oats crops alone over those of last year Is
greater by 142,000,000 bushels than the -entire
wheat crop of' the United States for
this year. The total wheat crop is 690,000,
000 bushels, as against a gain of 882,000,000
bushels of corn and oats, and (Tie wheat
crop Is 464,000,000 bushels larger than last
year's, and the oats crop 968,000,000 bush
els greater, while the hay crop Is 17,000,000
tons larger than last year. The south will
have a large share In the great and wide
spread prosperity which ' the big crops
have, brought. ' ''
"The presidential year Is having less In
fluence on business than ever before. Peo
ple have been holding hack for three or
four years waiting for something to hap
pen. Something has happened, that some
thing being big crops, and there is 'no
reason why everybody should not be busy
now. Big crops scatter busy times every
where. More labor Is required to gather,
handle and transport the big crops; tnor
supplies, machinery, Implements an
transportation facilities are put in us
There Is more money, to buy things wltV
and the big crops favorably affect th'
balance of trade, so that every interest
and all the people everywhere receive the
benefits that ensure."
prlsonment for several days; a fine of
ft and costs on a man who for the flint
lime violates the rules of the road or the
state automobile law will sting hard
enough for him to remember. -
The week I was on the police court
bench I gave maximum sentences and I
do not remember having seen or heard of
more than one man who passed under
sentence during that week having been
arrested on the same charge since that
time. This may be a coincidence, but it
Is given for what it is worth.
Give first and second offenders tha
maximum fines and bind third offenders
over to tne district court under bonds
conditioned that they do not violate this
law, and there will be fewer accidents.
. .. H. H. CLAIBORNE.
THESE GIRLS OF OURS.
Kitty Was the bracelet Tom gave you
for your birthday set with precious
stones? . i "
Marie Yes, precious few stones. Boston
Transcript. ; . , , , . ..
"Jack and I have parted forever."
'KJood gracious! What, does that
mean?" , ,
"Means that I'll get a five-pound box
of candy in about an ' hour. "Chicago
"Come on, Mamie. There's no Xisei
arguln" with her. She kin make twice
as bad faces as you kin." Life.
"Daughter," said father on Sunday
morning, "I trust that you will go to
church tonight The theme, 'An Hour
With Favorite Hymns," should be very
"Father," said the daughter, with a
smile, "I should like very much to go, but
I have made an engagement to spend
several hours with my favorite him to-nlght"-Tit-Bits.
' HAIL, THE SANJAK.
Stanley Went in New York .Sun.
It was back In the year nineteen hun
dred and eight -i
That your rhythm syllabic first entered
When I read In the papers there might
. be a war
On account of the Sanjak of Novi-Bazar:
And I pictured you then as some grand
' - potentate -.
A Sultan or Emir or Pasha, so treat
That the Concert of Europe was all
. ajar .
By th- schemes of the Sanjak of
I saw you surrounded by Orient state,
ine very personincation or Fate,
While your minions fell down absolutely
In the dust that was made by the jugger
That carried the Sanjajk of Novl-Bazar.
And now. though I've gained the Intelli
gence late, :
And admit that my knowledge was not
-. - up to date ".
Though now I am cognisant Just what
you are, '
You .troublesome Sanjak of Novi-Baisar,
Into Austria forming a kind of a gate
Yet your rhythm syllabic still pounds In
As a suitable monarch for light opera
The Most Excellent Sanjak of Novl-Bazar.
SHOET CAREER OF ATHLETES
Champions of Today Pass Away on the Morrow.
St Louis Globe-Democrat. '
The other day Thomas P. . Conneff.
once the world's champion long-distance
runner, was found dead of heart dis
ease In a camp near 'Manila, at the age
of 45. "Tommy" Conneff, as the world
called him when, as an obscure Irish
boy, he began to lower the records of
all distances from one to five miles, and
as his comrades In the army called
him, left the track over a dozen years
ago, when his Joints began to lose some
of their earlier suppleness, became a
soldier tn Uncle Sam's service, was a
member of the Seventh cavalry, Custer's
old regiment, at the time of his death,
and had risen to the rank of sergeant.
Though younger' men had long since
pushed him out of the championship
class of world fliers, "Tommy" main
tained an easy ascendency among his
Wmy comrades until his death, and
had won success in training young
Fllllplnos In short and long distance run
"Christy" Mathewson, the Giants' star
pitcher, 32 years of age, Is called "the
old man" among his associates, and the
designation Is correct enough,,, for 32
years of age for a base ball pitcher Is
equivalent to 60 for the man In the or
dinary pursuits of life. He has main
tained his supremacy much longer than
any other man In hla calling except a
few who could be told off on the fingers
of one hand. ., Powell of the St. Louis
Browns, Is . one of these. The days of
usefulness of a base ball player in the
major leagues end comparatively early.
The active life of men like Mathewson,
. Bedient Wood and Cobb Is short, but 1
1 merry while It lasts. While thel
vogue remains they are on a pedesta:
where the world sees them and wor
ships them. The spectacle of the mile-,
long line ; of "fans' . In New York
which stood all Sunday, Sunday night
and Monday until after noon so .as to
be sure to get seats at the opening game
of the recent series between the , Red
Socks and the Giants, shows , the spell
which base 'ball of the higher order
exerts over the average American. But
Its star performers drop" out quickly and
then are forgotten. .
It Is the same story In all fields of
professional athletics. Who now re
calls the names of Curtis and Yates
who, in double and single sculls, won
more prizes a generation ago than any
cf their shells would hold? "Josh"
Ward, Hanlan, Courtney and the other
old-time ohamplons In the same field
are not even names to the average per
son who. reads of the boat- races of to
day, although Courtney, still alive. Is
a coach for a rowing club. John L.
Sullivan, the mightiest man which his
calling ever saw down to his day, in
now only a tradition, although he, too,
is still alive. Does any "fan" of 191:!
remember the Wrights, McVy and their
associate members of the Cincinnati Red
8tdckings who played through the en.
tire season of 1869 without losing a game?
This feat Is unparalleled, but of course,
base ball has attained the scientific
development not closely approached at
Help that Counts.
OMAHA, Oct 23.-TO the Editor of The
Bee:, Now that our fall membership
campaign is over and we have secured
the 100 new members before moving into
our new quarters, we want to thank
you most heartily for the co-operation of
The Bee, without which it would have
been impossible to have created the rlgtt
atmosphere for interesting that number.
We are very much pleased over the
favorable outcome as it puts up on "easy
street" in every way and you may be
sure the chairman of the membership
committee and the members of that body
have been kept Informed of how well you
were working with them In their second
effort of the year. J. M. GUILD,
' " "Commissioner.
A Fw Reasons Why. '
WASHINGTON. Oct 34,-To the Editor
pt The Bee: In 1868 the Pacific railway
was completed and I was employed on
the road. I- became Interested in the
railway lands which I believed had a
future. although the country was
sparsely settled. So I bought some land
at $3 to U per acre, which later on by
the railway development was sold for tlO
per acre. That same land Is worth today
1100 per acre all brought about by the
prosperity of the country under a re
publican government ''
We never had but two great setbacks
In Nebraska; one was the grasshopper
raid and the other was the democratic
administration under Grover Cleveland.
Both calamities lasted about four years
each.. The latter was the most expensive
to the Nebraska farmers, because tb
had more to lose then than in the grass
hopper period! Cleveland's first term as
president was harmless because congress
was republican, but his last administra
tion was enforced, by a democratic con
gress In feouse and senate.' The signs of
the times today indicate the danger of a
repetition of a like full democratic ad
ministration at Washington, which
calamity can .only be averted by the
voters of the country,
I wish to refresh the memories of my
old farmer friends In Nebraska as to the
results bf that Cleveland democratic
rule. We had been prosperous before that
period, as we are now, under republican
rule, but suddenly the ! times ' changed,
under the Cleveland administration,- and
in a few months all business came to a
standstill. The .farmers suffered most
In. Nebraska, hogs and cattle sold for
one-third of current prices today. Wheat
sold for 35 cents per bushel and corn for
IS cents. Oats sold as low as T cents per
bushel. One farmer told me , that he
hauled 3,009 bushels of -oats ten miles to
market and .received only . SJOff for , the
whole 3,000 bushels; but he had to have
the money to pay the 10 per cent In
terest -on, his mortgage, i Nearly every
farmer had to mortgage his -farm In
thone days of democratic rule. ' During
those four years of democratic calamity
every class bf business suffered terribly
But at Its close the people appreciated
their mistake and elected William Mc
Klnley and a full republican administra
tion, which' was followed by business
prosperity most wonderful. Farm
products were In great demand at fair
living prices, because the factories were
at work again and the operatives could
afford to live well. A full tide of pros
perity swept over the country. This pros
perity has lasted unbroken since, and is
now at Its height.
Do the Nebraska farmers dare to risk
a change of administration such as Mr.
Taft has given us and which has in
sured such prosperity as all classes are
enjoying? Do they wish to risk the
chances of repeating our experience- under
the last democratic "rule and ruin?"
President Taft has given us a business
administration, now, for nearly four
years, during which farm products have
steadily 'risen until today they stand
higher In the markets than ever before
In the history of the country. '
Why should we risk our present happy
and prosperous condition for any kind of
change? The last congress passed laws
which would have upset business, but Mr.
Taft vetoed those vicious acts, and
saved the country. ,
Mr. Taft If re-elected, will stand -e-'
tween us and danger, even if congress
should be democratic
I left Nebraska years ago, but, have
always felt a personal Interest in Its
people and now, after nearly four score
years of observation, I have this bit of
advice to send them which is "Let well
enough alone." OLD REPUBLICAN.
Aboat Auto Accidents.
OMAHA, Oct 24.-TO the Editor of The
Bee: The recently augmented number of
automobile accidents in Omaha is not
remarkable when the nature of the
machine and the inadequate punishment
meted out to owners and chauffeurs are
considered. If a railroad track lay up
and down the populous street of a city
we would expect many ., accidents and
would tnslste - that the' railway company
maintain guards at every crossing, but
there Is not nearly as much danger from
the' railroad's operations as from 'auto
mobiles since locomotives run upon well
defined tracks and pedestrians know
where to look for danger, while the auto
mobile, equally deadly, follows no well i
defined track; nay. In the hands of In
expert operators, wabbles from one side
of th road to another ( - -, !
Our - preseut state law makes 325 tho'
maximum fine that can be Imposed 'upon
a first offender: 3fi the highest fine that
.can be imposed noon a second- offender, J
wnne ror tne third offense fine or Im
prisonment, or both, are permitted. Ac
cording to the decisions of the supreme
court it Is prohable-that the law. aa
drawn, takes third offenders out of the
Jurisdiction of the rolice court, since it
provides for both fine and 'Imprisonment:
but it Is also possible that those who
offend the first end second time may '
come under the Jurisdiction of thst court
A fine of t& and csf'ls n nfro ba.'-v
t!! to the man 'ho "an so-rt tn own .
sn uomobll. Tn the vage-earner a
I fire of IS nd cf mee.nswrlflce of 1
I some necessity of life may mean ' lm '
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fifth Avenue and Fifty Fifth Street.
1 NEW YORK'S FAR FAMED HOTEL
. Located on one of the
world' $ famous avenues
; near Central park, away
from the noise of street
car and traffic, yet
easily accessible to the
theatre and shopping
Single Rooms without Bath $3.00 and
$4.00 per day; with Bath $5.00, $6,00
and $8.00; and for two people $6.00,
$8.00 and $10.00 per day.
Suite contutbg bf Parlor, Bedroom
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R. M. HAAN.
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Figure your shoe bill by the year
not by the month. That is the
Stetson way. -
- Figure comfort and style for 365 days. Figure .
to have shoes look well from the -day they're
bought 'til they are thrown aside. -If you do
this, you will find that you get more in Stetsons ' '
The RED DIAMOND is the high sign of Shoe Merit
v; For Sale in Omaha by
'Stetsons cost more by the pair but less by the year"
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