Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 18, 1913, Page 10, Image 10
10 THE BRFI: OMAIIA, SATniDAY, JANUARY 18. 11)13, 51113 OMAHA DAILY BUE SrOUNDKD BY EDWAUD ItOSKWATRIl VICTOK HOSKWATKH. 11DITOR. flKB BUH.D1NO. KABNAM AND 1TTH. Bntcred at Omaha postorflee fti second class matter. TERMS OF arBSCRIITlON: ftnnday Bee, one. year.. .......II.W Saturday Bee. one year 1W gaily e, without Sunday, one year. 4.00 ally Bee, and Sunday, one year 6.00 DEMVKRKD BY CARRIER. Evening: and Sunday, per month 0c Evenlnir without Sunday, per month.. 25c Dally Bee, Including Sunday, per mo. Go Dally Bee, without Sunday, per mo... 4&c Address all fcomplntnts or lrrejrutarlt!e In delivery to Clt.- nrcitlatlen Hept. RBMITTANCB. Remit by draft. etrees or postal order. Bayablo to The Bee rubllshlns company, nly 2-cent stamps received In payment of small accounts Pomona! checks, ex cept on Omaha and -astern exchange, not accepted. . OITICEH. Omaha The Ben bulldlnir. South Omaha -E1I8 X street. Council BIuffs-11 North Main street. IJncoln--31 t.tttlo tmlldlnK. Ohlcaao 1041 Marauette uulldlnc Kansas Clty-nellance bulldlnK. New Tork-M West Thirty-third. St. t,ouis-40t Frisco bulldlnK. Washington-?:.'. Fourteenth St.. N. V connnai ondence. Communications relating to news and editorial matter Fhnuld be addressed Omaha Beo, Editorial dcoartment. DECEMBER CIRCUITION. . 49,044 EUUe of Nebrasha. County of Douglas, ss: DwlRht Wlllliims. circulation manager of The Beo Publishing company, bclnir duly aworn, says that th average dally circulation for thf month of December, 1512, was ,044. DWIOHT WILLIAMS. Circulation Manager. Subscribed In my presence and sworn to before mo this 31st day of December. llOHlil.T 1NII, ' (Seal.) Notary Public, Pnbucrllirrn lcnvlnn the vltr temporarily should hove Tim Bee matted In tbrm. Aildrrs ttIII he chnaceA nu often nm rrqnrsted. If Omaha wants dollar gas It con have it with only a few strings tied to it. Thn Lumber Dcnlera' association never talk prices at thoir meetings. That goes without saying. Our bid frlond, tho double shift lor firemen in Lincoln, bobs up again in the legislative halls. Uo to It! The Burlington not only denies having committed any unfriendly act toward Omaha, but promises not to do it again. According to Nebraska ozperlonco each succeeding legislature Is ready and eager to cut off needless em ployes of future legislatures. Tho slogan "lower wator rates not Jioxt month, nor next year, but now," Beems to bo llko a party platform to get in on, but not to stand on. It is now proposed to .tnako tho Stato Railway commission appointive instead of elective. My! Wouldn't tho railroads and. other corporations llko that? The Beo ventures to express the hope that when the court yard and approaches of our new county build ing como to bo laid out, they will not bo .made to conform to the pic tures carried on the county station ery. Tho purpose of tho proposed work men's compensation net is to rollevo tho victims of industrial accidents without litigation. Tho lawyers of Omaha havo gone on record in ravor of a workmen's compensation act providing it does not stop litigation. Governor Morehend Is trying to got his appolntlvo troubles orf his hands bo as to clear the decks for attention to other public business. Ilo evi dently does, not figure -that tho leg islature as constituted, ono houso domocratlc and tho othor republican, -will add to tho number of places at his disposal. Organized Arson. Arson plots identlcaj In character of operation are being simultaneously JnTcstigated in Chicago and Now York. Confessions secured Implicate associations of Incendiaries, insur ance brokers and unscrupulous agents of apartment houses. In New York 26 per cent of the fires are charged to arson, In Chicago 15 per cent. If Bucccosful and unpunished, tho crim inals would naturally. In time, ex tend their operations to other cities. Such a condition must strike in on every community with an appeal for action to protect endangered Jlfo, to Bay nothing of property. It might bo well for the federal government to assist tBo stato and local authori ties in ferreting out tho culprits. A community of interest botween tho Chicago and Now York operations eboujd, it seems to us, afford suffi cient cause for co-operative action by federal agencies. vuiiuiB u a Aiauc vicmcr. The decision of thA.lilff Mnnt ery Ward concern of Chicago to es- 4 s Vt Hart n tirannti nnltia In fAmnlin l strategic location as the natural dis tributing center for the largest and richest section of the west. It Is especially gratifying as proof that outsiders are beginning to appreciate Omaha's commercial Importance, and yet It was inevitable that the shrewd captains of the mall order business nhould see the advantage of getting closer to the territory best reached from this point. Four cities Omaha, Minneapolis, Fort Worth ana Denver have been selected by tho Montgomery Ward people, who bare appropriated U.QOOjOOO t forward t a campaign of oxtonalon, and It may bo confidently predicted that the Omaha hono will become one of the largest of tho branches for the rea son that a Rrowth unsurpassed by that of any section of the country Is with certainty assured tho trade ter ritory tributary here. An Effort Worth Making When The Doe published the fact a month ago that the Burlington had arranged to transfer several hun dred employes from Omaha to Chi cago, tho World-Herald, evidently Ir ritated at missing out on the hews, rushed to that railroad's defense, with such belittling advice ns this, after Tho Bee had urged defensive action: j Count twenty and sit down and think I It over. I There can be no viilld complaint (by j Omahn against tho removal order.) it Is very doubtful If Omaha could stop ! the proponed trnnsfor If It made the most violent effort. It Is still more doubtful If It would pay to make the offort oven with the assurance that It would be suc cessful. But the business men of Omaha, believing with Tho Beo thnt Omaha's commercial Interests woro menaced and that it was not a time for mush and milk tallt, proceeded to "make the effort." Now that tho effort has brought promised results, the do- piothlng organ exclaims: Tho Omaha Commercial club should be congratulated on the eminently fair and ..ii.i l ...i.ii. i, ,. , f,... sensible manner In which It has handled tho matter of Omaha'a Just Krlewmco against the Burlington railroad. So wo sco how in ono month "no valid complaint" may devolop into "a Just grievance." After this It may pay tho do-nothing organ not to get mad without first counting twenty. Three Bites at a Cherry. It is possible to toko threo bites at a chorry, but it is not the usual and accepted fashion of tablo eti quotte. It is proposod to take South Omaha, Dundee, Florence and East Omaha into Omaha, by forceful an nexation so far aft the benefits, with out tho burdens of tho water depart ment of tho city arts concerned, but not to annex them, for tho purpose of sharing the benefits and burdens of the park department, poltco forco, fire force, sanitary department and othor branches of tho municipal gov ernment. And this Is favored by tho World-Herald as a chlnfney top champion of home rule. If our suburban neighbors can so euro piecemeal tho bonefits and ad vantages of tho service rendered by L'h varlouH departments of our city government, why should they over consent to become an Integral part of tho city, pay city tnxes, and ns sumo their sharo of tho city debt? Hp, wo, repeat, tho way to solvo tho water problem besotting those outly ing districts who .wont plpo exten sions, and now wator norvlco, which will require additional outlay or Omaha's capital, is for thorn to como In and become part of Omaha. WHAT iblTORS ARE SAYING. Boston Herald: Here comos a Paris newspaper which tells Its renders thut Wood row Wilson owes bin nucrens In politics to bin skill as a bass ball player, and particularly to ono championship game thnt ho saved by a wonderful one hand catch. All of which Is probably as truo as lota of things that our own news pacrs tell u about Paris. Pittsburgh Poat; Mexican robels are re ported to havo kidnaped a federal gen eral and hla staff. Coming right on the. heels of the story that conditions were Improving' this would Indicate that tho war correspondents are hard pressed. t. Louut Republic: Recent events In volving a well-known denlcen of Kust Aurora Indicate that n great many highly moral mottoes which he vended through out tho country will come down off tho walls. Quaint Bits of Life Complaint ban been filed with the post master at Guthrie, Okl by John Ander son, a fanner, because Luther Arnold, a rural mall carrier, refused to 'accept for parcels post delivery a live hen which Anderson tied to his mull bovk with th destination address card fastened to its leg. William Peek, who had been operated on for lung trouble and given up as an Incurable consumptive, went to his homo In Wayre, Pa., believing that ho could not be cured. He was selted with a vio lent coughing spell and coughed up a wis dom tooth, which for two years had been embedded In his lungs. An engineer on a Iong Island engine smiled at a would-be passenger standing on a station platform when the train wa passing It. The passenger took this as an Intimation that tho train was going to slow down for hint and tried to board, wjth the tesult of losing a leg ond tho railroad having to pay S.XX Klbert Otlllmm has quit the Job of teaching a dog a new trick. The dog knows many tricks and Glllham wuw trying to train thV dog to toss a coin from his nose and cjtch It In his mouth. Kach time, after doing It, the dog would swallow the coin and the lessons became too expensive for Glllham to continue them. One or the courts In the middle west ha divorced Hart from Hart-that Is. two Harts without T;" and In Mis souri one Merry was authorized to leaw another Merry because they were an In harmonious twain. But In Wayne county. Michigan, the court accomplished what is generally believed to be Impossible. It separated a Kiss from a Kiss. "It Is my desire," said the young woman, add reiki tig tho man behind the counter, "It Is my desire to obtain a pair of circular elastic appendages capa ble of being contracted or expanded by means of oscillating burnished steel ap pliance that sparkle tike particles of gold leaf set with Alaska diamonds, and whloh are utilised for keeping In position the habiliments of the extremities which iif uate delicacy forbids me to mention." Tho clerk Jived, to repeat IU kliicf Backward TUiisDav in Omaha 3 ? COMPILED FRCM Thirty Years Agi The pioposltluti Is under consideration by the State Board 6f Agriculture to lo cate the statu fair at Omaha ngaln for the coming two years. A coyote rreuted some consternation n Tenth street before It was captured. Thn hall of Pioneer hook and ladder company In the city hall Is draped '.n mourning for the lata Fuller It. Smith. "Old Billy." the veteran hotsn of the Merchants' Express company. Is dead. He was 20 years old and had been In the ex press service for twelve years. Pools on the senatorial race are being sold at the old base ball pool headquarters of J. E. Blake. Thomas A. MoShanc, until qiiltc re cently engaged In the grocerj ImstnoiM on Cuming, street, a brother of John A and Felix Mctihane, died at his residence, leaving a wife and two children. Edward Walsh, the well known con tractor. Is rejoicing In the arrival of his first born, a llttlo girl. Misses Jessie and Frunkle Burton left in a visit to Washington to be nlwent about two months. L. II. Mlckel, it salcxmnn In Sam.icl Burns' ciockoiy store. Is quitting to take tho position as traveling salesman for i3llss & Isaacs. Mlsn Hennlng of Kvansvlllc, Ind., Is thn guest of Miss Hheura for a few days. Twenty Years Afft - C. B. Ilolcomb of Kuntas City, Oliver W. Mink of lloiton and H. If. H. Clark. officials of the Union Pacific, icglstered, at the Millard. J Nebraska's World's fair commission ers met at the office of General Oar neau. Among tho matter discussed was the ntate'a appropriation of J50.000 for an exhibit at Chicago. It was felt that this amount would be insufficient to meet the needs and a plan was proposed of aaklnr Governor Boyd to authorize an additional num. Mrs. Jennie M. Forestnun, 30 years of age, died at her home, 1734 Leavenworth street. Among the licenses to marry granted during thn day was one permitting N'cHu Frederick .Sorenson Stohr to make Emma Johnson his wife. The revival services at the Methodist church In South Omaha, where Rev. Mr. Dawson had been preaching about the eternal fires, were cut short when fire of another kind broke out and burned part of tho building, entailing a loss of $3,500. Rev. Mr. Dawson left his pulpit nnd plunged Into the fight against thin 'fire, giving tho firemen sturdy assistance, no (left for home covered with Ice, tho water from tho hoses freezing on him. Councilman James Bulla seems to nave been the first to detect the flames. The disaster was traced to thn careless firing of a tem porary Janitor, n youth named Smith, the regular man being off duty for the night. Ton . YcnrN Ago Louis Henderson, the florist, who re eldos In Houth Omnha, wo held up by threo thugs at night near hln homo and robbed of Pm In cash nnd a valuable watch, hvUt csenped with $40 In cash, which tho trio overlooked, Rev. E. Combo Smith at First Methodist church, took a few hot shots at the coal barons, speaking to tho text. "The Ooal Famine from tho Ethical Standpoint." Men Interests! professed to have re ceived word from E. C Hurd, the Ohio capitalist representative, assuring them tho Omaha-Lincoln lnterurban railway would bo built forthwith. Bert Williams nnd George Walker, th old reliables, wens twisting people Insldo out with laughter '-In Dahomey" nt tho Boyd. George S. Hlokox. a former Oumhau, who was In the federal buroiu of animal Industry, stopped In Omaha enrouto to Lincoln, where ho snld he would urgo Governor Mickey to take action looking o more rigorous enforcement of live stock Inspection rules In western Ne braska. Mr. Hlckox said they had been, poorly enforced there. People Talked About Boh McClanahan the "fog horn of the Osarks," called the figures for the nnclent aquare dances which decorated tho In augural ball of Missouri's governor. A Mlssourian In, Washington sketchea Governor Klllott W. Major ae "the home. Host man' In the excoutlve chnlr." Any state brave enough to lompe-to with Mis souri's beauty T Tho kalter took this year his annual Christmas walk in the neighborhood of the Sans Soucl park. Berlin, Hud having handed a gift of money to every person lie met on his way, returned to the pal ace when he had emptied his purse. With tho retirement on January 1 of Herman Kngle, secretary of Reed lodge of Masons of Evansvllle, III., there was closed a period of continuous service on Ills part extending back to 1S71. By hold ing various offices at tho name time he has nerved lit lodge years, which Is thought to be a record. Prof. Harry Thurston Peek of Now York has gone Into voluntary bank ruptcy, with assets at xero and liabili ties away up. The latter consists of the claims of Ksther Qulnn for fd,000 for In each of promise of marriage, and J100.- 0 damages for libel,5 two bills fat euouph to put tho average professor In the poverty ydass, J. P. Morgan has been recognised ns a patron of. art by the Catholic univer sity, because of his generosity In the purchase, at a cost of about J WO.OOO, of Coptic manuscripts collected in Egypt by Dr. Henry Hyvernat, the orientalist of the Catholic university, nnd by M. Chasslnat, head of the French Institute of Archaeology, Cairo. The club women of 8an Francisco are giving Judge Charles L. Weller a hot run for his job. The Judge reduced the ball bond of an Immoral wretch from 1.1,000 to J1.000. whereupon the I, w. Jumped the town. While attempting to defend his courso at a mass meeting of Indignant women the judge was hissed from the platform, Recall petitions are ndw reach ing for the judge's scalp, Klraer E. Adler of Billings. Mont., the West Point cadet who shattered the rule against marriages, waa arrested on returning to the academy from his" honey moon and stripped of his rank as rer gesjit Ills resignation. was not accepted. Adler's" bride Is Florence B. Davis, a belle from Buffalo, N. T. The wedd.lng took place Jonuair. 9, In Other Lands IHnrrrril tnl Wnr Correspondent. The prolific genius who presided over the fiction factory at Mole St. Nicholas during tii Spanish-American war, and Whose stories of phantom fleets, boom ing guns and Invisible sea battles fre uently thrilled tho country, no longer fills sensation's nlcho of fame. Like a discredited Idol he Iibr been pulled from his perch and consigned to the Junk p'le. A flock of Imitators hanging on the fringe of the Balkan war so far outclass the sensationalist of fourteen yearn ago that his work appears lankly amateurish by comparison. Rumor qualified the inventions of the former, thus hedging a thrill with a smllo. Tho sennatloiiallf t of today weaves an Iso lated incident into a great battle, drops In a picture or two, and tho achievement Is complete. To the elders In this hazardous calling, who have won dis tinction by sobriety. Intelligence, and In- ! tesrlty, the action of the sencntion mongers not only discredit the profes sion, but marks the degradation "f Mm war correspondent. Writing to the New York Evening Post. Francis McCullagh. a reputable correspondent who accom panied the Turkish army on Its retreat from Lule Burgas and acclde ntally rode Into the advance guard of the Rulgars nuts the blamn on the craze for sensa- jtlon. The reading multltudo crave the thrill of the headline nnu ine i-iciurc. land the ono who will provide both, re gardless of means. Is the one given the 'nnnlgnment. One hundred and thirty ' correspondents, with their valets and ' . .... n utiAii.lnl train tfl OqUipTUOlUB, IVMimi-'i "l" ' - transport them from Constantinople to tho front. A conspicuous member of tho corps, after signing papers not to leave tho army without permission, violated tho agreement In order to "scoop" hln nssoclates. On the Bulgarian side very few correspondents were allowed with the arm'. Full 200 were held at Sofia, whence nil grades of sensationalism were sent home. Camera batteries, moving plotura takers In formidable au tomobiles, disreputable amateurs togged out as boy scouts seeking adventure, constituted a majority of the. class who gather and pad the drivel df wounded soldiers. In "Mr. McCullagh's opinion the enormouV number of correspondent"! rushed to The Balkan war. the dis creditable conduct of many members and fh .amaxlng lack of reliability "makes the prerfence of any recognized correspondent on the firing line of the next great European war seem to mo Inconceivable." Suntli Afrteiin Politics. General Botha represents the tpe of Boer who fought valiantly for the Inde pendence of the republic and accepted tho results with a large nearv. .!, fnr ht holtaue with equal vigor, but declines to keep step with the rr,i.in. A ministers or mo ouu.n African union the question of co operating In the naval defense of the empire developed a radical divergence of ..i..- ,.ir.n the two warriors, and tho ministry renlgned last month. A nuv one formed, with General noma asmn ... ..mi.r nv this simple method tho ministry was relieved of a kicker. Jn Parliament, however, uonerai ..... i.. t ii, iixnit of a strong party faction of irreconcilable Bocrn opposed' to Imperialism, Immigrants and Englishmen, and for the Dutch first, last and all the time. Success of the new ministry ap pends on the skill of Premier Both In maintaining party divisions on political rather than on uuclal lino's. ' Snnnlilnr nnd Stiiutovi. In nplto of great strikes. Industrial un rest and political disturbance'. British iqii inurhrl thri tremendous tntal nt tfi.lfil.652.5S0. an Increase of J4W.- 000,000 over tho prevloua year, uovcrn- ment rovenuo from all Hources has In creased pi oportlonately. From two sources of revenue untouched In tho country, deuth duties and income tax, the revenue totaled $347,?50,Ooa Only 2 per cent of tho members of organised labor was unemployed. In all lines tho year wus one of booming trade and gen eral prosperity. Strange to nay, the nun shtno of trade revived Is shadowed by discouraging records of poverty, partlcu. larly In London. Pauperism seems to be a chronic condition of llfo In tho sub merged section of the metropolis of the empire. Figures published In the Times show that, the poor law guardians on Do cembcr 14 were providing for 110,292 per sons, a ratio of ?4.4 a thousand of popula tion. The Times poliits out that the sta tlKttcs It quotes 'relate only to legal pau pers, but adds that "If the others, who are In receipt of public relief under an- nlhir iin mo are milled the number Is. approximately, doubled." In Liverpool, Glasgow and other big towns thtngs have Improved, but London seems to be grow ing steadily worse. As the Times say, "thciv seems to bo something essentially wronc with London." Yet while able- bodied men are receiving relief, employ ers are advertising In. vain for labor. 1 . Italy' Xht Trovlncea. I'eoce broods over Tripoli. The Arabs have receded lno their desert haunts and moat of tho Turkish soldiers aro gone. A program jot colonization has been an nounced b)1 tho Italian government, and a decree Issued, creating the provinces of Trlpolttanla anrf Ctrenalca under civil gov ernment directly responsible to tho min ister of colonial affairs. The military administration will bo quite dlstinot from the civil and will be directed by General Ragnl In Trlpolltanla and General Brlc- cola In Clrcnaica. At home the govern ment has found the money cost of the conquest to bo l!4,000,000. The war ex tended over &t days, from September 9. 1911, to October 15, 1912; thus the cost averaed $323,000 a day. In the autumn the average dally cost had been esti mated at 1120,000. To Turkey the war is estimated to have cost $120,000 dally. Tho Transvaal war cost England $1,000,000 a day; the Manchuiian war cost the two contestants upwards of $3,000,000 a day. I.rne Majeatr. Some of the Frenchmen In the con. quered province of Alsace-Lorraine are reminded occasionally that flouting Ger man Imperialism is not only a waste of breath, but also inconvenient and un profitable. Henri Schatz. an engineer by profession and an obstinate rebel, has been sentenced to four months in iatl for leso majestic He took part in a meeting of the Souvenir Francois at the time when the kaiser had made his famous threat to let the disaffected Alsatians know the rough side of Im perial rule. - There was a bust of the kaiser In the room, and Mr. Schatz said, "In this way we shall know the rough side of the emperor," and turned it face to. ibe. Trail Tte BecS jLeiier B ox IT Responsibility fnr Crime. OMAHA, Jan. 17. To the Editor of The Bee: Collier's, Uie "Saintly Weakly," in commenting upon the statutory crime committed by a negro in Washington, D. C, on Christmas night, quotes from the Washington Times as follows: lieu uie ynroner wan ormiKiicu ne i replied to the court's demand for n plea: ; "I Just don't know how to plead." uiu you ati mis aci or nun "I drank bo much liquor that I don't remember." rVitllcr'a aiimrt tn th Tlrripn In In vestigate what brand of liquor this negro drank and to print the manufacturers name and picture In Its columns with the legend: This Is the man who profited by the crime and who. being a respectable citi zen of Ioulsvllle or Baltimore, or some oilier wnisKj iiiamiiHciui hik iutym, vu probably, sitting snugly and happily at fnmllv. etc.. when the crime was com- ! mltted. That thi- view from Collier's nanctum I toward the liquor traffic Is obscured by clouds of prejudice has been patent to most of Its readers for some time, but i as the self-proclaimed harbinger of truth ' and enlightenment It should not Impose j iiDnrt them with such grossly misleading comment as contained In this editorial. vw tint Cnlller'n know that In at ' least nine cases out of ten where a crim inal pleads drunkenness he lies In order to shield himself from the graver conse quences of a serious crline7 But assume that this negro nlcaded truthfully, and also that whisky, Instead of beer or pat ent medicine, wan the intoxicant. Since about three-fourths or more of the value of all whisky sold goes for In ternal revenue tax to poy the expenses of tho national government, tho man "who profits most" Is Uncle Sam, whoso picture In connection with this crime would, If Collier's suggestion were roi lowed by the Times, be most appropriate, bocause he reaps the lion's sharo of the income from all liquor sold. The re tailer, who may be either conducting his business properly or bo a Joint keeper protege of municipal politics, would bo next In line. If tho ono who am sen this particular negro liquor had not done so, someone else would. Where there is a demand there Is alwnys, somewhere, a supply. Stop the demand (by education) and see how quickly tho supply will cense. The Intelligent manufacturer of today recognizes that drunkenness Is the rrrontxnt enemv of his business, and If ho could know In advance what partic ular portion of his product was to De come the cause of drunkenness or excess, he would rather destroy It than to sou It for many times Its cost. Surely tho Manufacturers of explosives wouia ramer h.v. ilPHtroved that particular lot of dynamite which blew up the Los Angeles Times, could they have roreseen me oui rage. The proneness of Americans to inter pret the term "morality" as applying, only to matters of sex or drink Is un fortunate, but why always put the blanio for atatutory crime or social evil nt the door of liquor? It docs not rcqulro much Btudy or penetration on the part of Col lier's to know that the baser pasMon of sex. Is Incited more by men ennged In its own line of business publishers than by the manufacturers of liquor. Suggestive literature Is the cancer that reaches out Its tentaclos to ruin the morals and hap piness of tens of thousands of young people of both sexes every year, nnd whn.t evil Is left undone by such so-called liter ature, calculated to Just approach the border lino of the obscure, Is complotod by alluring posters and pictures of rotten theatrical announcements, and by the performances themselves, as well ns by pertain dances Invented specially to enter to lewd Instincts. And I dare, smy that all these authors and publishers and ninvwrlehtn an'd theatrical managers aro v,rv TMneetahlo and sober people. hnOt Iplly Ignorant at the Christmas tabic, or tho lives wrecked by such nefarious busi ness, nnd enjoying probably the respect of -Colliers nnd other righteous, but superficial thinkers; and yet their prin cipal stock In trade Is lasclvous sugges tion. On the other hand very much more than 09nr cent of all liquor Bold Is used tem perately and without Injury, either moral or physical; In perfectly legitimate ways, socially, and much of It beneficially, by hospitals or as medicine, being in many cases Indispensable. Yet its manufac turers must be plllorlea as the Instigators of crime because a black bruto pleads drunkenness as an excuse for rape, and because of an opportunity for Collier's to crown Itself with a halo of righteous ness, and to fashion editorials for play ing upon the emotions of scntlnmental people. A. L. METER. No Appoint I vr Itnllmiy rnitimlnslon. YORK, Nob.. Jan. 16,-To the Editor of The Bee: I notice with a good deal of Interest Representative Hockett's consti tutional amendment calling for tho ap pointment by the governor of railway commissioners Instead of by election ns at present. This amendment Is all wrong; suppose we get a rotten man for gov ernor, what are the people up against then? The right way Is to elect as at present and pass a law so people cun recall the railway 'commlssdoners If they do not do their duty by the people who pay them their wages; also put .In amendment to primary law providing that all candi dates bo compelled to file the same day, thereby preventing tho interests from bringing out dummy candidates to defeat the men that don't represent their Inter est. Keep the power in the hands of the peo ple, where it belongs. WILLIAM COTTON. I Over the Seas An Indoor golf school has been started In London. There are S.95S women students in the colleges of Germany. Sweden Is providing a peat fuel In baked form at .27 a ton. Moving picture theaters are proving tremendously popular and profitable In Mexico. About So.000 lobsters are eaten dally dur Ing the season In England, and they romi mostly f torn Nova Scotia: and Norway. Regular commercial wireless Bervlce has been established between San Francisco and Honolulu, a distance 'bf S.E.V) miles. There are about 100 gas stoves In use In Hong Kong, the Chinese cooksp -e-ferrlng their old metbeds, preparing the food over charcoal and wood stoves. In one of the Spanish cities a co-open- tlve society has ben funned which is to have a .'tntral market, where all k -rt q foodf tuffs and fuels nui Ue procure! J JOLLIES FROM JUDGE. Mrs Graminercy I notice you hIm go south for the winter, i Mrs. Park I've found lfs safer to de pend on the temperature than to trust to tho Janitor for steam heat. "Sometimes I get Into an nlr pocket," explained the aviator, "and can't get out for the longest time." "I got caught In one Christmas week," said tho pretty girl thoughtfully, "and by some odd chanco It wn located right under tho mistletoe, to." Kansas City Journal. Paragrapher The sporting editor stole my paste pot and scissors. City Edltor-I'll spak to him. This plagiarizing must stop. Mother (admonislilngly) Don't let the men come too near you when courting. Daughter Charles and I have a chair between us. "Pop, what does tempting fato mean?" 'Tempting fate, my son, means wearing a high hat in snowball time." "Oh. nia! ' exclaimed the daughter of tho candidate, "I Just saw papa kissing tho cook-lady!" "That's all right, dear. Ha Is acting as my manager and I want her vote for to day's election." Friend (at bookstore) Hello, old man! Buying a book? Other One Yes; my wife's going to Europe nnd nhe wanted me to get her a vuliinio about the famous historical places In the United States, so that she will be able to denorlbe them to the foreigners she will meet. Do You Know How tide Rayo Lamp Breathes ? TfvUR experts have made a scientific study of it, and a RAYO breathes or takes in air in just the right way and just the right quantity to give the best light. Every detail of construction of the famous LJ'mr has been determined For Beit Results use Perfection Oil Ask about quantity price and iron barrels for storage. 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An start a fight An' give It to him good an' strong, Hln views ain't mine, But I opine I ain't so smart I can't sm wroug1. I don't set up inyx-lf ns one who's had the time to learn it all. I don't profess f be correct In all thliiF" on this oarthly ball; I don't deny Jeff Brown an' I Weren't mado t' :et along. He says a lot That I think rot, in' yet it may be I am wrong. Jim Peters Is a Catholic, an' I'm a Pres byterian. An It's a cinch that I can't see religion Jes' the way he can; But I don't say Tho only w-ay T' reach tho white robed angel thruim. An' heaven's throne. Is mine alone; It's possible I may be wxriniT. , I b'lluvo In thinking all things out. an' then decldln' which is beBt. An' llvlti f the light I hhve. an trustln' God t' do the rest; If others see Things differently, Accqrdln' f their shar o' titxin. For all I know Things may be so, I may be wrong, they may be rlsht. I with the same care. As a result, itis the best lamp made. 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