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Vim UEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7,1912.
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OFFICIAL rAPOlt OV THE COUNTY
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Kansas Ct -4B Re lane Building.
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Omha Dec, rantonai
DELIVERED BY CARRIER,
rven.ng an Sunday, per month ..... wc
Kvenmc without Sunday, per month-
DaPi nee. without Bundav. Per month 40c
Dal v nee. Inrhidtng Sunday, per mo. OW
Address complaints of l"ecuhxrltles In
delivery to City Cliculntlon Department.
duP- sworn, says uiai ln7 "'-?,, w
circulation for the 'onth of O"1"61'
1811 waa M.S3S. DWIQKT WILLIAMS,
mz, waai.w- (,rc.jrttlonMKiianor
HhK-r'Vd . my presence snd orn
.V:5..L h!? I day of November,
.-- HOBERT HUNTER.
5n!.crlbr Ici.tIhb the cllr
Her malted to them. Adflrr.
wilt he chunttcil n often re
Ananias probably la Bind It Is all
Tli03C straw votes may now be tod
to tho cows.
Taking it Philosophically.
Over and above tho tenseness of
our presidential campaigns, ono
thing standing out In striking sharp
ness Is tho disposition mnnirostcd hy
the candidates, If not by all their
followers, to take the result philo
sophically, whether It spells victory
It Is at the moment that the bal
ance of popular favor Is struck by
the weight of the ballots In the box
that the tost of strong character Is
made, and It. must be gratifying to
tho Amorlcan people to know that
seldom Is a' man honored with a
presidential nomination found want
ing at this moment.
Today wo see Govornor Wilson
accepting tho acclaim as president
elect without undue elation, and
with becoming modesty. Wo like
wise see his competitors In the eon
test bowing submissively and con
tentedly to tho will of tho people
and eliminating their own personali
ties from the verdict.
A man may be big In victory, and
also big in defeat, but no man not
big enough for either would be big
enough for president.
COMPILED rJOM BE
Turkoy really baa not mado n.o? teachers exceptionally offl
0d troi The object JesBonB presented,
God reigns and
party still lives.
As usual, hindsight is far more
accurate thau foresight.
It is eaBy to bellovo that Mr. Uryan
wears the snYllo that won't como off.
There now, California, is your lit
tlo governor back lor keeps, so don't
It turns out that somo "win with
Vlson," whilo others' loso with
Nebraska has hud a democratic
governor once or twico boforo and
Well, if tha voter did not do his
duty It was not for lack of enough
Visiting teachers should bo as
sured that Omaha Is .entirely willing
to be taught, )
Those Wall street gainbiora who
tixod the betting odds knew what
they were doing.
The campaign did not last long
enough for Bourko Cochran to got
Into legitimate stagecraft.
Let us turn now to the soft sub
ject of foot ball, having got through
with rough house politics.
The egotistical man has one ad.
vantage over his modost brothor, for
he Is comfortablo in his own conceit.
" It Is strango how any man with
the fear of God In bis heart can fall
Eo locate permanently In Nebraska.
Jack Johnson Is out of the -saloon
juslnes and wl)l be out of money
when his lawyers get through with
Wonder 1f the big-money men
who financed the colonel's caapalgn
feel that they got their money's
Our Visiting Tcaohcrs,
Omaha feels honored at the priv
llego of playing host to tho teachers
of Nebraska hero to attend the un
nunl convention of their state asso
elation. Tho valuo of these meet
ings to promoto acquaintance and
agree upon plnns of work for tho
Improvement of our sohools can
ocarcoly bo ovorestlmatod( Tho ben
efit to Omulia from having the teach
ers hero from overy part of the state
Is .acknowledged and, wo bollovc,
reciprocal from tho fact that
Omaha's cchools are In many re
spects uiodols, and Omaha's corps
tho Interchange of experience and
Idoas, cannot fail to bo mutually
advantageous as botweou tho hosts
and guests. Of all tho state conven
tions which meet hore from time to
time consensus of opinion is that tho
assemblage of tfiocjiers is more suc
cessful from every point of vlow.'
and moro productive of good results,
than tho others.
The Income Tax Amendment
Whon four moro states shall liavo
given notice of ratification, as thirty-two
havo already done, tho pro
posed incomo tax amendment will
have become part of tho constitution,
and congress will havo authority to
enact an income tax law. Since two
of the outstanding states, Ohio nnd
Louisiana, havo signified tholr In
tention to ratify, only two are really
lacking, ,and tho final approval by
tho nccossary two-thlrda of thcstatoB
is rogardod as a foregone conclusion.
But ratification of tho amendment
does not impose the fedoral tax on
Incomes automatically. It will take
action by congress Jto do that, and
although empowered to levy an In
como tar, congress will probably bo
reluctant to exercise Its authority
unless revenue from this source is
necessary because sovoral states aro
resorting to taxes on Incomes for
state revenues, and tho states tin
questionably would prefer to keep
this field of taxation for themselves
It would hardly be feaslblo for the
federal and state governments both
to Impose a tax on the same Income
unless the rato of ono, or both, wore
So far aa tho Incomo tax supplant
ins; all other forms, of taxation, and
thus giving us a single tax system,
wo may be euro that Is not figured
an approximate tonl.
Thirty Year Ago
Biwlloti da- In Omaha wax without
any particular excitement. The work of
cnnvnMltiK In reported very How and no
Information available to indicate result.
The totul voto polled was trtven as 4,700.
Major Ludlnirton, chief quartermaster
of the Department of the Platte, and
Mm. l.udlngton left for the east and will
sail next week for Europe. Cnptnln John
D, Fumy will be actinic quartermaster
durlnic Major Ludlngton'a abaence.
The Lord must have been on the woman
xuffratro side, as the fine weather fa
vored their work nt the polls.
Henry Htraaburjr, president of tht
Omaha Mnenne rtliolr, was presented with
an eleuant KOld hadiro by the society.
The Ministerial tuiHocIatlon decided to
have a union Thanksgiving service at the
Ilaptlst church, with Rev. Mr. Sivldftc
of the Klrst Methodist Episcopal church
to preach the sermon.
The co-partnership between W. Jt
Whltohouso and William N. Nason,
known an W. J. Whltehouso & Co., la
being dissolved, and Mr. Whltehouse will
eontlnuo tho drut: business.
Nothlnc daunted the women havo rented
Uoyd'a opera hotito for the night after
for rejolclnn; If the suffrage amendment
pastes; for Indignation If It Is lost."
Fitenty Years Ajo
Tho closing night of the fall campaign
was a hummer In Omaha and Houth
Omaha. U. II. Roblson, crnnd marshal for
tho republicans, hud out his great parade,
und John if. Thurston, John L. Web
ster, Attorney General Hastings. Judgo
Crounso, Dave Morcor. Chairman A. B.
Churchill of the republican county com
mittee and otlierx ciuk active parts In tha
parading one speaking.
The Omaha Clrund Opera company. un
er Minn Tennnnt Clary's direction.
opened Its engagement nt the Boyd and
Kftve hopes to Omaha peoplo that they
might havo n t'Ormancnt Strand opera
f their own. Slayor Hernia welcomes the
conipnny. letters of regret nt inability
to attend tho opening were received from
George Stands Train. Mrs. Prank Ieslle
Rev. Dr. Thomas of Chicago nnd others
Mrs. W. 8. Scavcy returned from Den.
cr, where alio had been visiting.
News camo of tho death pf C. J. Rea
In St. Louis, for ten years clerk of the
general passenger dnpnitmcnt 6f t"he Mls-
Superintendent Kltspatrlck of tha city
schools returned from a visit of. the
schools In Indianapolis, Columbus and
Ten Years Aett
A, R. Jaqulth, M. F. Funkhouser, T. J,
O'Brien. J. A. Kuhn and S. A. Mc
Whorter. filed a certificate of Incorpora
tion of tho Nebraska Underwriter's in-
nuranea company lire, una casualty
with a capitalization of $100,000,
Carl f. Wright rood a paper on Irri
gation as practiced In Wyoming nnd
Colorado before tho Unity club, which
met ut tho Llnliurcr Art gallery.
Reference the rumor that the Union
Pacific hud asked the striking shppmon
for a conference seeking peaco, John N,
Raldwln, general counsol for the rail-
rfrid,' said he' know nothing of such a
move, had heard nothing of It and took
no stock In It.
The Omaha Street Railway company
was waiting a. report from the Board of
Publlo Works before beginning construe.
tlon of tho main line track to Florence,
upon completion of which It Intended
building tho branch line to Forest Lawn
I The also-rans uoed not be nearly
to conscientious as the winners In
snaking out their sworn expense
Did you ever notice that when a
fevan goes to make a "touch" he al
ways begins to unravel his story at
tho other end?
Aviator Who Left Kansas City Lands
pafely in Russia. News Rem.
If an aviator Is sate In Russia he
ought never fear tho air.
Boss Fllnn was fighting to make
this a good country tor Ills children
)o live In. But he will. stay hero
i-ather than, take them to some other
land, JUBt the same.
So far as sales of newspaper ex
tras go, a close election, with the
presidency hanging in the balanco
I6r a few days, would be much more
Keep your eye open tor the fellow
who Is to roll a peanut up the hill
vitn a toothpick, and for that other
follow who la to wheel a frlond
around the block In a barrow.
Justice t,o the Negro.
Tho American negro stands and Is
Judged on his morlts as an individ
ual. He comes within tho purview
of Bqbby Burns' "a man's a man for
a' that and a' that," which means.
of course, that ho Is coming Into his
own. He is roachlng a place In his
tory, or tho evolution of public senti
ment has reachod the place In his
tory, where he gets Justice done him
the same as if his skin wore white.
When a black pugilist becamo the
world's champion by beating a white
one, alarmists feared for the worst,
and a philosophical people merely
revolved the subject in their minds
a time or two and agreed that tho
better pug had won, and that settlod
It. Instances of race prejudice break
ing out wero sporadic. Not oven
when this Jack Johnson, a low type
of his race, offended every sense of
decency in Chicago did the race or
rospectable members of It suffer.
There is enough In these two ex
porlences to afford absolute reassur
ance to the well-moaning and well.
behaved black man that ho may
stand before tho bar of public senti
ment entirely upon his merits, not
as a negro, but as a man, without
It always will be remembered that
the same race that produced Juck
Johnson also produced Booker T.
Washington and Fred Douglass.
When that law forbidding the hlr
n K of autos, carriages and carry
nils to convey voters to and from
iihg polls was put on tho statute
books the Impression prevailed that
It would tend to swell the stay-at
homo vote, but this is only another Mr. Morgan's ouly difficulty is in
lraprcf'on that has proved decop-i unscrambling eggs, but some toll
tire,, Had It hard to get eggs to Bcrarublo
A Chicago murderer who lulled
his victim, a young woman, by sjtrlk
Ing her on 'tho head with a door.
knob, nald he had no Idea It would
causo death. It Is up to the court
to teach this man the effect of blow
on the head with doorknobs.
'People Talked About
Tha Rulgnran aviator shot by tho Turka
at Adrlanoplo was named Popotf. llu fin
ished that way.
Chief Wllklo reports a deoreaao in
counterfeiting, explainable probably on
tho theory that It Is twice as oasy In
these prosieroua times to make money
American correspondents who could not
connect with the firing lino of the Bal
kan war can exercise their Imagination
at homo by fixing up tho president's
Mrs. W. H. Llgette of Columbus, O., on
regaining her sight after four years of
darkness piped th6 hobble skirt the first
thing nnd exclaimed; "What awful
frights the women are making of them
selves In tho new styles."
Tho opportunities of this great 'nation
nro again Illustrated. A man who atartod
his business 'caroor with basket of
frankfurters linn passed away, worth
$300,000. In a good many other cases,
howuvor, they atlll owe for the basket.
That tialonlkl Is far from safe, Is
shown by tho transfer of Abdul Humid
to a palnc on the Asiatic Ulo of tha
Doephorus. The royal captlvo may con
gratulate himself on being out of a Job
and need not envy Mahomet V.
Wilbur Olenti Vollva, grand overseer
of Zlon City, IIL, promises to plant the
banner of righteousness at Armageddon,
no matter what befalls raw recruits. Be
ing without golddust triplets to finance
the campaign, Colonel Vollva levied a
special assessment on members of his
Richard Croker of New York and Dub-
lln has nut his husky shoulders to the
movement to complete the Parnell statue
In the Irish capital. Though unvdled
many months ago, the statue has re
mained as far as Its base la concerned,
rather an eyesore; but on the twenty
first anniversary of Parnell'a death the
statue will be finished and the granite
pavement (In the form of a shamrock)
will be edged with n neat granite border
and handsone ralltng,
Decrease in Illiteracy Shown in Census Bulletin.
New York Post.
The census bulletin on II Iterscy makes I Hut while the relative figure of llllter-
a most satisfactory exhibit of prr.greM. at'' the comparisons between 1910 and
Th percentnge of Illiterate In the entire ,rt' re at ttl ni8 ln l"" ene
-... . . . . . aatlsfai tory. some of the absolute figures
... uatu cu.lRre vm. f(u. from what thcy ,houM be
clown from 10.7 to 7.7, and this percentage ' tpoeaHv Is this the case ln regard to
among children from 10 to H tears of age ' the negro population. Thus In the threo
has lieen reduced. In the same period, 1 above named southern division of the
from 7.t to 1.1. The latter showing it ' country, among the negro children from
IkjUi the more striking anI the more slg-1 10 to H years of age, the percentage of
nlflcant of the two; It mean that In the . Illiterates Is still 18.!. 10.7 and M.4, rqspec
rising generation there are but little more tlvely: which, though It Is a vast Improve
than half as many Illiterates ln even thou- ' ment on the XI. S, 33. 1 and 32 7 of ten years
sand persons on thore were amoiiK the I ago, yet represents a vast body of neg
young people of like aga ten ycarr ago. j lected childhood. The slgnlflctK-e, too, of
A very remarkable feature of th detailed i such a mass of Illiteracy Is more than
showing Is that the reduction of Illiteracy what appears from the figures; for where
has not only been common to nil sections ' downright "Illiteracy" the Inability to
of the country, and strongly marked In ' read and write Is so common, we may be
every section, but that It hns been pro- sure that a largo proportion of those
portlonately an decided ln those sections
In which the amount of Illiteracy was al
ready very small as In those In which
there was and Is a great deal of room
for Improvement. Tints (for children 10-H
years of age while the percentage In
the south Atlantic, east south central and
west south central states fell from 17.S,
18.2 and Id 2. respectively, ln 1X0 to 10.
above that line have but the most meager
and Imperfect schooling. There Is much
uphill work still before the men and
women who are earnestly striving to se
cure tho benefits of elementary education
for the negro population of the south.
Our foreign-born children, on the other
hand, and tho native children of foreign
parents, make a most excellent showing.
10.7 and 3.4 In 1910. tho New TJngland per- Throughout the north Illiteracy among the
centago wus reduced from 1.2 to 0.4. the ( native children of foreign parents amounts
middle Atlantic from 0.9 to 0.1, the east
north central from 0.7 to 0.3, tho west
north central from 1.1 to 0.6. This record
of advance seems fully to Justify the as
sertion In tho bulletin that tho figures
'show that Illiteracy In the United States
Is being gradually eliminated."
to only about one-fifth of 1 per cent; and
even among the foreign-born children (of
ages ln quoatlon) It ranges only from 2,1
to 5.8 per cent. Nothing could give
stronger evidence of the rapidity with
which the American sohool system takes
hold of the Inflowing tide of humanity.
HARD COAL MONOPOLY
Squeeze in Prices Will Now Beceive Attention
New York Finnndal World.
Had the country's attention not been
drawn mostly, to politics this fall, much
more notlco than has been accorded It
inu&T havo boon fjlvon to tho anthracite
bituminous coal, vilch Is used for manufacturing."
coul situation. From Now York City,
where the Merchants' association has
entered a vigorous protest and inquiry,
to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan
and Wisconsin, public outcries have
arisen against the 'increased prices which
the consumer la now being required to
pay for hard cool. The Philadelphia
protest inserts that the railroads ' aro
charging $1,70 freight per ton for pre
pared sizes and $1.40 for pea coal for
the short haul from the mints to Phila
delphia. The answer signed by President
Baer of tho Rending admits that the rates
alleged am correct and that they are not
excessive tor the following, reasons:.
"Tho extraordinary cost of mountain
railroads on Which the originating ton
nage Is handled, tho great cost of city
terminals to which anthracite must bo
delivered; the necessity of breaking up
coal trains and delivering one, two or
three cars to each dealer; the cost of- col
lecting tho cars Again; sending them
empty to tho anthracite region and dis
tributing them to tho mlnej; the cost of
classifying cars according to the grade
of coul, which la not dono In tho case
of bituminous; tho fact that anthracite
Ih used almost 'entirely for domestic pur
poses ' and therefore does not give rlso
to any return traffic as In the case of
Ono wofild Infer that, from tho abovo
reasoning, tho soft coal roads have no
llko problems to meet such as high cost
of city terminals, breaking up of coal
trains and delivering a few cars to each
dealer and having to handle empty cars
on the return trip to the mines. Presi
dent Raer has not given the real rea
aona for tho high prices, which are that
the railroads are in a combination
against the consumer. Thcj' control the
majority of the mines from which the
coal Is dug, they know there Is no com
petition among them and that the gov
ernment was not overstating the caso
when it charged that the coal extortion
was practiced through a central agency
which operates for all the roads. A de
cision In the test case now before tho
supreme court of the United States is
pxpected in tho near future, probably
next week, and If tho highest court ln
the land sees fit to characterize this
monopoly as It should be characterized
and order It to get down on Its knees
and submit to the American people a
plan whereby tho extortion will be a
little less flagrant and Insolent, there
will bo general rejoicing.
Possibly a severe winter Is facing the
country. Monopoly prices for hard coal
or anything else, in the line of neces
sities are splendid propagandists for
revolutionaries and unrest
OBINS AND 0B6ANS.
Marks I hear that you have been op
erating in the stock market.
Piks You've been misinformed. I've
bi'iii operated upon. Boston Transcript
"I've, made up my mind to leave this
"What'a tho matter? Don't you like
the people, or do you find It difficult
toiget work hereT"
"Oh. the people are all right and there
seems to be plenty of chances to get
work, but you have such blamed poor
scenery." Chicago Record-Herald.
"I like that man you Just Introduced.
He knows enough to keep his mouth
shut at the right time."
'.'Yes, he'a trying to get accustomed to
his new teeth."-develand Plain Dealer.
"Why aren't you allowed to make the
noises you consider agreeable, whether
people tike them or not?" asked the
because." replied the rooster, "J am
no a street piano." Washington Star.
Father Upon my word, you children
are getting too dainty for anything. Jam
and butter on the same piece of bread.
Indeed! Why, when I was your age I
was glad to get enough dry bread to
Bobby You have a much better tlmo
living with us. don't you, father, Na
Mrs. Shopper How do you like my
new oriental rug?
Mrs. Hopper (scanning the rug 'crit
ically) Are you sure It Is oriental?
lire. Shopper Sure! Why, I stood
by Just aa It was being finished by a
Turk, or an Armenian, or a Persian
I don't know which. Judge.
A country school teacher was cashing
her monthly check at the bank. The
teller apologized for the filthy condition
of tho bills, saying "I hope you aro
not- afraid of microbes."
"Not a tit of It, ' the schoolmarm re
plied. "I'm sure no microbe could live
on my salary." Ltpplncott's Magulr.e.
EVERY MAN'S HOME.
Bvery man's home Is the best old home.
And every man's wife the sweetest:
Every man's child Is the best little child.
The best behaved and the neatest,
Itvery man's baby is better than all
Tho babies that ever were born
And Just so It's babies and wives aod
Why, let 'cm all blow their horn!
Everv nun's wife makes the finest pre
serves. And every man's wife bakes bread
That beats all tho bread that ever was
From HStteras to Stony Head.
Every man's home Is tho place to see
The finest housekeeping on earth
And hut so it's bread and preserves and
Let 'cm keep on with their mirth!
When every man thinks that his own
And his own wife's sweetest, why then
Of a heaven on earth again.
We'll awing back unto the golden dream
And Isn't it beautiful, fine, and sweet.
That faith of a man In hla child,
And his wlfo and his home and his sim
That he boasts of undcflled!
When every man's home is the sweetest
On earth for a man to be;
When every man's wife is the sweetest
In all the world to see;
When every man's child Is the dearest
That ever drew breath ah, then,
We shall have better children and women
And a darned sight better men!
ftuestfori Likely to Be Considered by Congress.
The quefitlon of how far the govern
ment should go In assuming 'responsibil
ity tor certain natural conditions that
affect the individual and, Indirectly, tho
nation itself. Is raised by the suggestion
of Mrs. Ellen Spencer Musscy, president
of the Washington law college, in her
address on "legal motherhood," that the
United States should pension mothers,
"When the nation Is In peril," says
Mrs. Munscy, "and our young men rush
to tho protection of the nation's honor,'
there la no question of the government's
duty to pension these soldiers liberally
when the war Is over. Tho mother may
nco a survlce of from "ten to twenty
flvo years, apd If the father does not
protect her, according to the marriage
vows, or by reason of his owrr Infirm
ities la unable to do so, does the state
step In ? No; but It Should,"
Granting that everybody playa an Im
portant part In the scheme of things,
father's responsibilities In case of
disability through whate-er cause.
forts aro to be made to have a mother's
pension act passed by the next congress,
and the point that will have to be con
sidered Is whether such pensions wpuld
not really duplicate other pensions now
lu force or In contemplation.
Take tho workman's compensation act.
The obvious purpose nf such un act
would be to enable an Injurjd work
man to provide for his family. This
Is likewise the purpoeo df the pensions
for v,ar ytternns. Should the govern
ment than go further and provide spe
cifically for mothers? DoubtUstt nuoli
pensions would dlc.iuine race' sulcldo
and Illustrate the esteitn In which
motherhood li held by the nation, but
question that first must be Answered la
whether such a syitsm might not mako
many husbands and fathers shirk their
responsibilities. Isn't there a more di
rect nnd healthy way of dealing wltn
It must bo admitted that the mother's 1 this important problem? Mot of tho
part Is the most Important of all. Love
rather than a sonse of duty. Is the In
stlpct that usually domlnatea mother
hood, but nevertheless, tho material serv
ice of mothers to the nation cannot be
The father la held losponslble for the
support of his children nnd his wife.
The question now presented Is whether
tho government should take over the
PtaieH havo strict desertion and non
support laws, and If these need bolster
ing by asystem of pensions, the tatu
and not the national government would
be tb better agency for solving the
problem. No harm will bd done by giv
ing consideration to the matter in con
gress, how'ever, since the very process
of considering It will be of educational
Will Poland Striker
The possibility of all Poland selling
the opportunity of a general European
war to make a sfrlko for the restoration
of Its national Independence : now sue
getted. Tills would be an udded draught
on the working forces of the United
States aa well ua on their ueoumuluted
earning. We cannot afford to be un.
mindful ot the events across seas, nor
forget that we have a real lutorest In the
M.upllf ylt.v Mntter lu Mexico,
It Wnuld simplify matters In Mexico If
they could establish ' regular battle
ground something like ball grounds, for
me Bees Letter IW
The llansnn dilatory.
OMAHA, Nov. 6. To the 'Editor of The
Bee: Although It Is one of the most In
teresting of food products, comparatively
little Is known of the early history of the
banana. Authorities, ln general, agree
that Its birthplace la the tropical east,
and that In Its original state It grew wild.
De Candolle, the botanist, asserts that
the banana Is of Asiatic origin and that
lu introduction Into America was due
to the Spanish and Portugese, and the
fact that there are no native names for
the plant In Mexico, Peru and Brazil
would aeem to lend added weight to this
Until within the last twenty-five yeara
the fruit of the. so-called Uawana "tree"
was looked upon by people of the north
ern climes with something akin to rever
ence and awe. This feeling arose from
the ancient belief that the banana was
the forbidden fnilt of tho garden of Eden.,
The specific name, "M. paradlstaca," and
the habitat of the fruit In tropical coun
tries titflp foster this Idea.
The banana gives the native of the
tioplcal countries not only hia food and
drink, but his string, soap and clothing.
He eats the green fruit cooked as a vege
table and when ripe served as a dessert.
With him bananas largely take, the place
of wheat and corn, for he stems them
and makes them Into flour. He uses
the leaves to thatch his house, and they
also answer the purposes ot paper, table
cloths and napkins The steins are aomc
limoa inadq Into feuovs and the pith Is
scraped out und used aa a sponge. The
fibers form excellent string, and they nre
Florida, but to reach any degree of per
fection 'they require a hotter climate
and a greater rainfall. The finest ba
nana are grown In the rich soil of Cen
tral America, and particularly ln that
part of Central America known as Costa
Rica, where Is situated tho heaviest ba
nana shipping port ln the world, Port
Llinon. Heavy shipments are also made
from the Island of Jamaica, and from
Honduras and Nicaragua. H. E. S.
Instance so that Innocent investors
wou'.dn t need so rqj'h ot our navul ap-I ulio woven Into tun hats and shields.
propnatlon to protect tpcip.
Houston Post: Talk about political
profligacy! When people give $30,009 for
the national prohibition party It seems
to us that we are approaching the money
Boston Transcript; The Jewelers who
want to have tho metric carat displace
the present-carat weighing diamonds will
hae a hard time persuading the aex
which moat wears diamonds that the
change from 203.3 milligrammes to 200 per
standard unit will not lighten the burden
Inflicted by a tiara or a seventy-horse
power diamond necklace.
Springfield Republican: Tipping Is an
expensive nuisance, but not the least ot
Its objectionable features are ita. sliding
scale and Its pretense of being voluntary.
If a fee of a recognized amount were
uniformly charged for service the amount
could be paid at least with mutual self
respect. To this ultimate result may
tend the new regulations governing trav
eling expenses of Treasury department
officials and employes. The maximum
scale Includes 14 cents a dy to waiters,
23 cents to a sleeping-car porter and $13
to the stewards on a transatlantic steam
ahlp. Uncle Sam's travelers tike the rest
of us have to face conditions as they are
and shouldn't be required to be per
sonally out ot pocket when on offldal
business, b-t It's a pity that even, the
augp". powers of government are help-
- ., .- vu. iui, (. ' j i u a. , " o v - ... ,
Bananas con be grown as tar north o.'Scss under this senseless system of gTatt
A National Cash Register is a:
guardian, of morals, money and
It protects the rights of mer
chant, clerk and customer. .
It pays for itself out of
share of the losses it prevents
National' Cash Register Co.
Look out for the cars! The
Fords are coming two hun
dred thousand strong and
stronger. The fact that it is
the most thoroughly tried
and tested car in the world
is the best guarantee of the
Ford's reliability and supe
rior worth. ,
Every third car a Ford and every Ford
user a Ford "booster." faaw prices run
about $626 touring car J000 delivery
car $625 town car $800 with all equip
ment, f. b. b. Detroit, Get particulars from
Ford Motor Company, 19 1C Harney St.,
Omaha, or direct from Detroit factor.
DR. BRADBURY, DEISJTIST
IBM Fansam St.
Extracting 2Sc Up
rmiieg co up
Crowns $2.BO Up
Rrldcework , . 92.50 Up
Plates S2.00 Up
BO Years Sitae Qltlc
Phone Doug. 17S0.
Missing Teeth supplied
without Plates or Bridge
work. Nerves, removed
without pain. Work guar,
auteed tea years.
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