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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2fi, 1912.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEL
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VICTOR ROcEWATKR. EDITOR.
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BBPTBMBER CIRCULATION. ,
flat. f Nebraska, County of a1"'
Dwlght WUllam., circulation nna
t Toe Bee Publishing company, hews
July .worn, wye that the avsiej dally
circulation for the month of fP"Mr'
1113. wh W.16. D WIGHT-WILLIAMS,
. circulation Manager.
Subsorloed In my presence and .worn
to before m. this &ffiSl
X.) Notary Public
Saheerlbera leaving the . eaty
temporarily sh.ald Tfce
Bee mailed to them. A
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If not yet registered, today' the
Further ad vlco to autolsta:
In-doubt, slow up.
Felix Dlaa lasted lone enough to
tea bis name ia print, anyway.
;MoBt actors have fondness for
Hfcmlet because the ghost walks every
Registrars sit until 9 o'clock this
vpning. Don't be self-dlsfran-eblsed.
, , ,
j,Mr. Carnegie says he always
laughs when with kings.' Are they
ill so funny?
The Fldo muff Is the latest fad. It
lit nothing as compared with that
130,000 Snodgrass muff, though.
'Those Minnesotans who claim to
save caught a raccoon In the northern
be ' the latest nature
. aWM the democrats, who are mat
lug so many good promises, abolish
that clerk-hire graft in congress next
session? " f
The Nebraska bakers will bring
thblr next state meeting to Omaha.
rhey hare advance . assurance of
being treated a crisp brown.
iTbe official ballot to be voted In
the election here in Omaha will be a
little over eight feet long. Need any
mpre argument for the short b&llot?
jWell, Nebraska republicans will
not be disfranchised, but they would
hare been If the "Thou-shalt-not-teal.
third 'termers had 'had their
The Becker Verdict.
The conviction of Lieutenant
Becker of the New York police is not
unexpected In the light of the evi
dence. The fatal weakness of the
defense betrayed Itself in Becker's
refusal to testify for fear of inquiry
into the circumstances of a bank ac
count grotesquely disproportionate
to bis salary. The most Impressive
phase bf the verdict is that it holds
for capital offense the man who in
spired, but did not actually commit,
murder. If the human Jackals who
shot Gambler Rosenthal merely did
Becker's bidding for a price, they
must be dealt with as much upon
Few more astounding cases have
been recorded in our Annals of crime.
The lesson which comes " now with
guch deadly impact surely will not be
lost The law wove Its web of guilt
with strangling force. It proved
that Becker for years had shared the
tribute of protection with this gam
bler, who' finally began to "squeal"
as the result of a quarrel over the
plunder, and that then a murderwas
decreed to stop further disclosures.
Even now the triumph of the law will
be Incomplete unless the conviction
makes it harder in the future to carry
on such a syBtem of organized crime
anywhere inahls country.
New Political Hybrids.
As might naturally be expected,
the almost twenty-year cohabitation
of democrats and populists in Ne
braska has led theway for political
hybridization, which seems now to
have touched the high spots.
The official ballot for the coming
election, as Just issued by the secre
tary of state, reflects some remarka
ble combinations. In addition to
the old stand-by democrat-peoples-ln
dependent, which Is again perpetu
ated all along the line with the two
exceptions of lieutenant governor
and congressman In the Third dis
trict, where the democratic candi
dates are content to stand as demo
crats, all th posing nominees are
doubled up a.i "republican-progressive,"
barring one congressional
candidate in the.Slxth district, while
the candidate for state superin
tendent Is running for the prohibi
tion party also.
It Is below the state ticket, how.
ever, that the new hybrids seem to
flourish. The candldaate for state
senator In the Seventh district con
gratulates himself on bearing the
label, "republican-democrat," and
having So opponent. A candidate
for state senator in the Twenty-sixth
district comes forth as "democrat
peoples - Independent prohibition,"
and, to go him one better, the candi
date tor state senator in the Seven
teenth district is listed "democrat-
peoples-lndependent-aoclalist - prohi
.We , are told party ties 'sit lightly
upon people in 'these days. They
certainly sit lightly upon candidates
who want the votes and are not par
ticular how they get them. .
v a. er aaauM
'COMPILED f ROM BE-E PILE
IN OTHER LANDS THAN OURS
Interest in the Balkan War and Belated Events.
Just as he had got Sown to his
last 100,o6o,000, Alfred Vanderhilt
inherits another $30,000,000, which
will help stave off the wolf a while
Recalling -the hare and the tor
toise,' the artist who ; portrays the
hare as an infant 'donkey takes a
long ehante at being -called a nature
Speaking of the high cost of liv
ing. Is the delivery of 'groceries In
automobiles less expensive than the
eld way of carrying them home in a
An American railroad president
spurns a royal title. What royal
ime wuma reacn would compare
with the presidency of an American
"' Purchasing; Power of Crop.
, In his letter to .Governor Eberhart
of Minnesota President Taft says:
There hag never been a time In our hl
tory .wnen' the farm ' products of the
north weit would' purchase as much as
they do today,
Wheat is the farmer's chief crop
in Minnesota, and his second crop In
In 1896, when. the last long reign
of republican rule began, ten bushels
of Minnesota wheat would buy fifty
six pounds of coffee for the farmer;
now it will buy seventy-four pounds.
In 1198 It would buy eighteen gal
lons of molasses; now it will ' buy
In 1896 it would buy 116 pounds
of rice: now it will buy 111 pounds.
In 1896 It would buy 183 pounds
of granulated sugar; now it will buy
And similar comparisons, may be
made in the purchasing power of
oats, rye, barley, flax, potatoes, live
stock and everything else that the
farmer anywhere in the United States
ratsea. ' .
The Amerloan farmer's best friend
hae been the republican party.
v The New .York Herald regards the
straggle of the esteemed Giants
against the Boston Red Sox
Homeric. It Is only fair to Mr. Mc-
Oraw to consider it Napoleonic.
The most exciting and confused na
tional campaign la many years falls
to die tract business in the least And
It must be because of the solid condi-
tlona business -has attained in the
four yean of Tuft administration.
The laws of Nebraska enabled
Nebraska republicans to, defeat the
conspiracy to disfranchise them, but
the laws of .California' did "not save
the c epublioane there. Laws, cli
mate or what not, Nebraska leads.
Our amiable, democratic content
porarz prints political forecast
which' gives Governor Wilson a cinch
on Nebraska, -and then prooeeds to
demonstrate that it puts no conti
dence whatever in Its own figures.
With all its boasted facilities for
getting at facts. Cottier's ha not yet
larnod, evidently, . that John D.
A rrhbold identified and admitted
(h? genuineness td those letters
-fcicli Collier's condemned as'for-
Thirty Tear. Agro
After spending the night on the eld
ing at Weeping Water, tha Gould party
arrived In Omaha at 8:15, Including, be
sides Jay Gould, A. L. Hopkins, R. &
Hays, J. W. Miller, R. C. Clowry of the
Western Union, J. C. Gault and Robert
Andrews; -alio, Meiira. Hoxle, Talmage
and Dunham of the Missouri Pacific The
special was met by General Manager
Kimball, Superintendent Moraeman,
Superintendent Dickey and other officials,
and th. victors devoted thdr time to
Impacting the local offices;
A meeting of Douglas street property
owners discussed the widening of the
walk twenty feet to reduce the area, and
cost of paving.
The new little hall of Messrs. Fell &
Connolly was dedicated last night by a
social and dance given by tha Burns'
A call is out for a meeting of the ladles
of Omaha at the Paxton to consider the
expediency of appointing committees for
work on election day. The call Is ad- j
dressed to all ladles In favor of or against '
woman suffrage, and signed by Rachnl i
P. Foster, secretary of the national as- ,
Mrs. General George M. O'Brien Is vis-I
ttlng Mrs. James McBrlda in Dubuque.
Miss Clara Redmond has gone to Three
Clark Woodman Is on his way from
Twenty Years Ago
General Passenger Agent J. R. Bu
chanan of the Elkhorn got home from
Chicago, where he, took in, the formal
opening of the "World's fair and trans
acted official business. ' -
Councilman Tuttle recovered his horse
which had been stolen from In front of
his residence at night. A boy drove it
to a livery stable, whose proprietor no
tified Mr. Tnttle. . "
News was received of the death in
Crawford county, Indiana, of W. G. Pig
man of Chicago, formerly of Omaiia.
He was 75 years old.
William Catlin, conductor on a Hans
corn park motor oar, was nearly killed
by a mysterious electric shock. As his
car rounded th. corner at Twenty-ninth
and Leavenworth h. stepped from the
trailer to th. .motor platform and fell
flat as If dead. A hidden current from
some source not discovered had given
Mm the shock.
Cupid had a good day, nine marriage
licenses being issued at the court house.
Sunday school work occupied the at
tention of the Baptist state convention.
Rev. J. A. Whiting speaking upon "The
Sunday School as an Bducaton"
Ten Tear. Asrox
Charles Q- DeFrance, fusion candidate
for state auditor, came Into town to
look after a few little fences.
MrsJ A. F. Oole returned from Kear
ney, where she visited her mother, and
was again at the Dellone hotel.
The funeral service for Dr. Sherman
A. Tuhl waa held at the armory of the
Thurston Rifles, 1810 Harney street It
was conducted by Hev. E. F. Trefs and
Dr. McCarthy of Des Moines made an
address. Tha guard of honor consisted
of Privates Sternberg, King, Huberman,
Baird, Erbrecht, Phllbrlck. ' Two hun
dred friends and relatives attended.
many from Company I who served with
the doctor in the Philippines. Dr. YuM
was killed while assistant surgeon of
the Thirteenth United States Infantry,
March 4. 1901. and his body at that time
burled in the distant land. The final
resting place was .Forest Lawri. Pall-
hr.n were; William Hall. , George
lFlsher, Captain Stockham, Joeo. Coy,
Wirt Thompson, P. J. White..
When Maynaxd and Fred Rickly went
to 'awake their mother at their home.
1901 Ohio street, they found she had died
of heart disease during the night She
was ' years " of age. -' Her - husband.
Charles BL Rlokly, was at the time in
Oklahoma engaged In the hotel business.
Fighting: All: Along the Mne.
Events are transpiring as the contend
ing armies are moving toward strategic
points on the frontiers of Turkey and
the allied Bakan states. The onrush Is
necessarily swift, for the allies must
Ktrike decisive blows to make success j
possible. Turkey, possessing far greater j
resources of fighting men, can stand
a prolonged war fairly well, whereas the
allied states are limited In resources in
men to draw on for an exhausting strug
gle. Financially, both sides are on equal
terms, and must depend upon money
lenders for the sinews of war. , Besides,
winter In the mountainous Balkans, al-1
though comparatively short, Is usually too
severe for aggressive military operations, j
These conditions make for a short, sharp
and fierce struggle between armies inv
bued with . the spirit of revenge. Avail
able maps give an inadequate conception
of the rugged character of the country
over which the armies are operating.
Mountain ranges bisected by rivers and
valleys stretch in all directions, roads
are few along the borders and few rail
road lines run In the direction the armies
are moving. But distances to striking
points are comparatively short and may
be covered by Infantry without exhaust
ing marches. While th. allies are oper
ating Independently, no doubt there Is a
perfect understanding of military plans.
Clearly these indicate attacks on Turkey
from four quarters the Greeks at tha
southwest, the Montenegrins at the
northwest the Servians on the north
and the Bulgarians on the northeast,
where the main contest will be fought
with the ancient capital of Adrianople
as the prle. For the present the Euro
pean chancelleries maintain a passive" at
titude, evidently desiring to give the al
lies all the rope needed to test their
prowess on the battienem. wnen we
time for Intervention arrives then will
come the tussle among the big powers
to regulate the division of the loot with
out precipitating a fight among them
Where Armies Are StratcsrlinK. '
Renorts from the front carry the note
of uniform suocess of the Balkan armies,
thus far, In their attacks on Turkey s
outDosts. But allowance should be made
for the uncertainties of war news which
is always subject to revision. Some facts
about the localities where the armies are
operating serve as a frame for the mov
ing pictures. Adrianople, around which
the Bulgarian forces are contending with
the main army of Turkey, has a popula
tion of 80,000 and Is the largest city be
tween Sofia and Constantinople. It was
nmw the capital of the Ottoman empire.
The city proper is built on both sides of
th Ijindra river. It has live suDuros,
three of them occupied almost entirely
by Bulgarians, another by Greeks, and
the fifth by a mixed population. ixw
lvinir hills backed by high mountains
surround the town, and the most import
ant of these on the Bulgarian side are
heavily fortified and mounted with
r.m unn. The capture of Adrian
ople will open the orient railroad route
to Constantinople, the objective of the
.men To the southwest the Greeks' ad
vance has cleared the slopes and sum
mit of Mount Olympus, an eminence ,
hie famous in fable as the home
of the gods. Beyond lies Elassand. al-
Capitalixing the War.
The ubiquitous moving picture
photographer has not overlooked the
possibilities for capital la Log war in
the Balkans. He is on the field with
hla battery of cameras working over
time. The veteran war correspondent.
it is Bald, will have a difficult time
sending out his verbal picture of
events, owing to the rigid censorship
exercised by the powers that be. It
would seem, therefore, impossible for
the moving picture man to do bus!
nesa at all, tor his portrayal will be
much more vivid than that of the
most graphic writer. Tet he works
away, in danger to be sure, but of the
exchange of shot and not the censor.
The picture man's business la to haz
ardous that insurance companies
take the risk only on a 50 per cent
premium basis. Every little shift of
his shuttle gives a glimpse ot the
prodigious fortunes to be made out
of this international conflict upon
whose outcome may hang the fate of
nations. But at all hazards, war as
well as the pursuits ot peace must be
brought to the door of all by means
of moving pictures, and perhaps the
apostles of peace have nothing to fear
in these public exhibitions.
How much of that Reno coin will
the DiacK nero nave left wben he set
tles with his faithful lawyers?
People Talked About
Joseph Marskl of Boston out out to
bacco smoking at the age of 106. That
wa. five y.ar. ago. He w burled the
other day. The lesson Is plain, but
what's the use?
Mayor Gay nor of New Tork firmly re
fuses to permit women to go about town
tawrins; ieoDle foe money for a presi
dential fund. Owing to the scant supply
of hair on the mayer's cranium, there is
no danger of It being mussed.
As an Insurreoto Felix Diaz failed to
live up to the reputation of his uncle,
beside. " alvtnff a painful shun to the
glowing anticipation, of newspaper head
line, on the American si tie. Generals
Zapas and Oroico still hope to "save the
Baltimore Is to have a fire expert,
whose dutlea will be to visit factories,
department stores, etc., and give lectures
on the prevention of Area in many
eases valsable time la lost In waiting for
the Are department, when the people on
the spot could put out the blase li tney
knew Just what to do.
The death of Hon. WUllam Rankin at
Summit N. J., at the age of MS severs
a distinguished link between the old and
the new times. Mr. Rankin graduated
from William college eighty-one years
ago and was the oldest college alumnus In
the United States. He was associated
In public affairs with General William
Henry Harrison, Salmon r. Chase and
other notables. In Ms recently published
recollections of college life eighty years
ago he said students secured "board in
town for IL per week."
It Is not long since the authorities ot
a western prison were mortified by the
dt.oovenr that a prisoner had been carry
ing on a profitable land swindling scheme
from his cell, and there la a ramous case
of counterfeiters who manufactured
false money in prison. But a colored
man In a Maryland jail has beaten these
records by keeping up trade of thieving
while undergoing Jail sentence, Hav
Ing sawed through the bars he went
out every night to rob bouses, hiding
his booty and returning to his cell before
the break of day.
ready fallen, Janina on the Adriatic
coast and Salonika on the north coast
of the Aegean sea. Sarvla'a first prise
U Novipaxar, capital of the province of
that name, consisting ot a wedge of
land dividing Servla and Montenegro
and touching Austria's province ol
Hersegovina on the north. Under tha
terms of the Berlin treaty the province
was ceded to Montenegro, but the tribes
men defied the powers and beheaded the
Turkish emissary sent to enforce the
cession. In Turkish terms the province
U a Sanjak, meaning a district ranking
in site below a villayet
The Tnreo-ItaJlan Treaty.
The draft of the Tripolitan treaty agreea
to by representatives of Turkey and Italy
ten days ago Is exceedingly liberal on the
part of Italy, the terms going far toward
saving the face" of the Turkish govern
ment at home. Italy comes Into practical
possession of the coast ot Tripoli and
Cyrenaka, but there is no formal recogni
tion of Italian sovereignty, h porte
merely announcing that the Turkish gov
ernment finding It Impossible to send
succor, and being engaged in the defense
of the empire elsewhere, grants to these
provinces their autonomy. Italy Is left to
make terms with the Arab tribesmen or
fight It out Moreover, the Turks are to
lose none of the revenues of the province,
Italy undertaking to pay annually to the
Ottoman publlo debt a sum equal to the
average tax yield, an arrangement which
was doubtless done to soothe the uneasi
ness of Turkey's foreign creditors in
other lands. Aa important concession
gained by the Turks Is Italy's undertak
ing to bind herself to the abolition of the
"capitulations" when the other powers
shall consent to this step. These "capitu
lations" are the several agreements and
treaties, originally the free grant of early
sultans by which foreigners In Turkey
the privilege of extra-terrltorlaUty, that
W, exemption from the ordinary operation
of the laws of the empire and the right
to be tried by courts composed of con
suls of their own nationality.
China's "Fourth of July."
The new republlo ot China celebrated
'Independence Day" on October 10, the
first anniversary of the birthday of the
revolt against the Manchu dynasty. De
tails of the observance are not at hand,
and it Is impossible to say how well the
casualties from fireworks and things
compared with America's record of a
"Safe and Sane" Fourth. President Yuan
Shi Kal Improved the occasion by issuing
a congratulatory address to the people,
applauding their loyally, patriotism and
financial support of the government
"China," said the president, "1m gradually
emerging from the difficulties resulting
from the revolution. The armies raised
for the revolution are being disbanded and
the soldiers are returning peacefully to
their homes. The provinces are sending
large contributions to the central govern
ment party strife has been allayed and a
cabinet satisfactory to all parties has been
formed. The southern leaders. Dr. Sun
Yat Sen, U Tuen Hung and General
Huang Hsln, are now bending all their
efforts to support the government. The
provisional government will soon be
transformed Into a permanent one. In
view ot these facts all patriotic Chinese
hope that China will soon be considered
a member of the family of nations."
Sllllcus The way or the transgressor Is
Cynlcus Oh, well, he can generally af
ford pneumatic tires. Judge.
"I expect to see the day when strife
will cease," said the kindly citlsen.
"You don't mean all kinds of strife."
"Nonsense! It would be sheer folly to
expect every town to have a base ball
pennant of its own and be satisfied
with it" Washington Star.
"Her fiance was worth a million, but
she threw him over for another."
"Married for love,1 did eher
"Not in the sense you mean; the other
man had ten millions." Boston Tran
script. "You are positive that our friend is a
"He has proved It. He started out
wearing side whiskers and then quit."
"How old are you, Ethel?"
"I'm 6, an' mamma says If I'm good
an eats lots o' oatmeal I'll be 6 next
"The patent sprinkler which Is such a
success for its Inventor Is a contrary
sort of thing."
"In what way?"
"It raises the dust for him by laying
it for other people." Baltimore American.
THE LAST ACT.
Arthur Chapman, in Denver Republican
The long campaign Is soon to end
The spellbinding will cease;
From all the clouds that now portend
We'll get a quick release;
No more the air will vibrant be
With "liar," "sneak" and "shad:"
And vanished all the woes that we
For many weeks have had.
The speechmaker Is calling now
For troches by the ton;
He binds cold towels on his brow
When each day's work Is done:
The postman's rubbing liniment
Upon his tortured back,
Because of all the speeches sent
By frank route. In his pack.
The march by torchlight in the street
No longer gets applause;
The marcher drags unwilling feet
In his great party's cause;
It's hard to get one bravo more
At crossroads or in town,
'Cause everybody's waiting for
The curtain to ring down.
Tran.ferrlac the I,d.
Cleveland Plain Dealer. '
, The Navy department reports that
forty-six war vessels are now In course
of construction, thus taking a great load
off the mind of Richmond P. Hobson
and putting It on the mind of the aver
Why Chana-e These Good Time.?
HnMRn. Neb.. Oct. 23.-To the Editor
of The Bee; As the time of the election
draws near, it develops that Tart is
growing stronger. I never in all my
forty-four years In this country saw so
few In discussion, but every nttie wmi
some one says, "Well how is it this
fall?" My answer Is, "I want no more
hk in mine." I also tell them I am
a republican because I am for a protective
tariff because It means good prices for
the laboring man, good prices ror tne
farmers, and for everyone else.
What is the use of cheap goods if you
do not have money to buy? When the
Wilson tariff was In force common labor
ers got from 75 cents to U a day, farm
hands got 810 and $15 per montn, we
farmer sold his corn from 8 to 12 cenU
per bushel and his hogs at It 80 to 2 per
hundred weight-I know because l bougnr.
thousands of bushels of corn at from $
to 12 cents and sold fat hogs at $2 per
hundred, hauling them to Sioux City, a
distance of fifteen miles and paid $1 each
way to the ferryman to take us across
the Missouri river.
Do I want a change of these good
times? Well, I guess not
S. A. COMBS.
Mmlta of Commercial Training;.
OMAHA, Oct 20.-TO the Editor of The
Bee: Your attention is directed to an
article In The Business Educator, a well
known authority on methods of Imparting
business Instruction In the schools. It
has some bearing upon a set ot queries
sent to Omaha business men by our pub
llo school authorities asalng for opinions
as to what should be taught In the new
commercial high school recently created
by the Board of Education at an expense
of many thousands of dollars to our tax
payers. Men placed in charge ot this ex
perimental school are asking the busl
nesa men to tell them what and how to
teach. The replies will be various, per
haps no two will be alike, excepting pos
sibly that the publlo schools are inef
ficient In the training of such Important
subjects aa English, writing and arithme
tic. The result will be nil.
Do the business men of Omaha know
that every year a horde o felghth grade
pupils, mere children with a smattering
of subjects taught in the grades, Is to be
rushed Into this business high school like
a herd ot sheep? All of them are as
sumed to be eligible for business training
aa a matter of course- The point of in
dividual fitness doesnt seem to bother
anybody. A bay who may have no taste
and no ' talent for a mercantile life Is
thrown Into the hopper of the new com
mercial school and expected to emerge
qualified as a business man. No heed 1
paid to his natural tendencies and dis
position. In Germany the technical schools are
successful because the authorities exer
cise selection, based upon individual' fit
ness ot the pupil,-' and -they go to a great
deal of pains to ascertain such fitness.
It Is this matter of selection that has
made the American Commercial college so
('successful. " The very fact that a student
elects to take a course 'in business train
ing, and pays tuition, is the best evidence
of his or her fitness for the work in con
templation. Every Intelligent man must
recognise this Important fact, and it our
publlo school authorities Ignore every
principle of selection we predlot that the
business men of Omaha will be annoyed
by the lmportunlngs of an endless proces
sion ot half-baked ' students possessing
only vague conceptions of the duties that
office clerks must perform.
If students are to be deprived of needed
literary training In the high school, there
Is no good reason why they should for
feit four years of technical tralnnlng to
fit them for business pursuits. Remem
ber that Omaha stands practically alone
In the matter ot the short course In com
mercial training. Commercial high schools
throughout the country uniformly pre
scribe the tour-year course, the same as
that of the literary high schools. At the
conclusion of a four-year course, the stu
dent is at a consistent age to apply for
and accept a position. Under the new
short course dispensation in Omaha, most
of the students will emerge In knee
trousers or braided hair, with minds im
mature and unprepared for the exacting
duties of mercantile life.
This communication Is written In the
utmost good faith for your consideration
by BOYLES COLLEGE,
H. B. BOYLES. President
"TO MUCH OF A GOO THING."
Commercial education has abundantly
Justified itself and no longer needs de
fenders or apologists, but there la danger
that in some communities they will get
'It on the brain." In some towns It has
been proposed to open sohools which will
offer a short course In bookkeeping and
shorthand such as is ottered In the aver
age business oollege. It Is easy to sea
the effect of such a policy. Practically
the whole community will rush to take
advantage of this easy road to good Jobs
for their children, and it would only be
a short time until the town would be
overrun with a horde of cheap, half edu
cated clerks and stenographers, with not
a Job in sight for one of every ten of
them. There is not the slightest reason
why business training should be specially
selected for this over-exploitation. There
is every reason why It should not be se
lected. Comparatively few of the young peo
ple of any community are fitted for busi
ness calling and but tew are needed. It
will always be a bad thing to flood any
one vocation beyond the natural needs
of the community. This intensive business
training should be left in private business
schools, and the fact that they charge for
It offers a needed restriction School
boards will do well to go slow in the
matter of turning their high schools Into
short course business colleges. .
THE BUSINESS EDUCATION.
NEBRASKA PRESS COHHENT.
West Point Republican: With Presi
dent Taft elected for another four
years, next year's prosperity will be
bigger and better still.
Madison Chronicle: There was no
panto nor anything that looked Uke one
during Taft's term. . If you waiit the
present good times to continue, vote
for him to remain In office. There can
be no hopes ot doing better. So why
venture any risks? :
Kaahjra Vnder Shelter. .
New York World.
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as a friend of civil service reform- by in
cluding by executire order 35,000 fourth,
claea postmasters in the ofcasatfied service.
No one oaa object exoapt th professional
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