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Work Day for Women.
Opposition to the labor bill In the
legislature providing an olght-hour
work ilay for women, with a maxi
mum of forty-eight hours a week, j
assumed biicIi proportions at the!
I 1 .
committee meeting that the Intro
ducer 01 iho Din roauny coiisonisa to ! Thirty Vcnrs Ar
tne proposed revision . suusuiuting
nine hours for the day and fifty-four
for the week and to Join In reporting
the measure for passage In this form.
The principle of an olght-hour day
has thtiH boon dealt a rather sturdy
According to the report of the city en
gineer thero are Just sixty-nine baths
In all Omaha, with waste water connec
tion with the water system.
Mr. John Orant. representative of A.
I. Barlwr, the paving contractor, has
gone to Washington, but will retU'n
blow, although, of counic, the bill is about the flrot of April.
Mr. J. I. FYuehauff has received a let
ter from the German consul, von Zer-
Snbscrllirra IchtIiik the city
tempornrlly should linrn Tins lice
mnllrd to thfin. Aililrras will lie
chnnseil n oftru na requested.
If Adam roally did speak first, Eve
must havo Introduced herself,
It depends on tho character of tho
cleanliness whether It Is next to God
liness or not.
Madoro should havo known better
than try to mako It with those full
Undo Sam has certainly rung the
changes on those twenty-eight cash
Reform legislation sponsored by a
legislator With a hold-up record isn't
likely to got very far.
It is rotnarkablo to find how thor
oughly known thoso Plnkorton de
tectives bocamo down at Lincoln.
yet to run tho gamut of the house
and senate, Iluslnoss Interests rep
resented that an olght-hour day for
women worker would entail disas
trous financial losses to them, espe
cially whore they happened to be
manufacturers In competition with
Industries In other states where such
a law Is not In vogue. Similar argu
ments for many years served to head
off tho olght-hour day for men, who
now, whoro organized, usually havo
shorter hours and, of course, higher
wages than their co-workers of tho
weaker box. Other states have wit
nessed a stubborn fight for tho
shorter work day. especially for
womJjn, and It Is not ended In No
braska by tho action of tho houso
Justices of the Peace.
If Representative Sugarman Is cor
rectly quoted na saying his hill to
limit tho number of Justices of tho
peaco In Douglas county and to ro-
strlct their territorial Jurisdiction Is
Intended to correct abuses existing
In South Omaha, ho lias only partly
expressed tho purpose of the meas
uro. Tho nbuses complalnod against
exist In Omaha, nlso; thoy aro In
heront In tho office under present
conditions, and can only be sot right
by stringent legislation, carefully
What Is doslrod Is that tho foo
ajHtom bo abolished, so the Justice
of tho peace will not depend for his
Incomo on tho favor of tho collection
agont, with a largo number of caseB
to prosoeuto; that tho number of Jus
llccs bo decreased, so that .under tho
anlnrv 111 fin thflV Will no 11)0 tOO OX
pensive ; and that territorial limits
bo sot for their Jurisdiction, so that
litigants will not bo Inconvenienced
In attendanco on trials.
Thoso reforms aro elemental, anil
ought to bo onslly accomplished.
Tho Western Pacific, it Is said,
will object to tho Harrlman dissolu
tion. Tho Western Pacific has to do
How-jwlll tho legtslaturo over
know when It Is through its work, If
every bill killed is to bo revived and
"Marsh"' Eldcr'B record as speaker
is being beaten out of sight evory
day at Lincoln. Tho houso in 1891
at least had leadership.
This is not tho time to begin wor
rying over the fato of growing Ne
braska wheat. God still rolgns. and
knowcth what wo havo nocd of.
Madcro'B mansion Is dostroyod by
Mexican robots and Lloyd Qcorgo'n In
England by suffragottcs, who glory
Jn their achievement. "War is h 1
Thore must bo moro ox-Immigrants
In tho houeo than senato from tho
respective votes on, tho attempt to
overrldo tho president's literacy test
Waiting at tho dopot while ono'a
captor determines -whether to blow
one's head off or merely oxile him
is ono of the delightful sensations of
war In .Mexico.
Gould Lines in the Fight.
Tho now Western Pacific, tho
Gould lino to the coast, has found an
opening Into tho situation created by
tho dissolution of tho Harrlman lines,
Which It sooms to be making tho
most of. Taking advantage of tho
controversy ovor tho right to uso the
lloncla bay gatoway into San Fran
cisco, the Western Pacific asks to
share in tho prlvllego and send Us
trains ovor this shortest cut-off. That
would undoubtedly bo an exceilont
thing for tho Gould road, as It would
thon enjoy oqual advantages with its
competitors owning tho route, but
from a lay standpoint, It appears to
bo a romarkablo demand to mako.
Judge Lovott says tho granting ot
such a right would be tantamount
to confiscation of property, inasmuch
as it would open tho gateway to all
linos, It "certainly would glvo the
Wostorn Pacific tromondous advan
tages, which It has not beon ablo to
acquire any other way. Juclgo
Lovett Is also credited with saying
that, under' other circumstances, tho
Harrlman Interests might oloct to
buy the Western Pacific. Tho un
initiated are apt to got tho impres
sion that something of tliis sort is
possibly back of tho romarkablo de
mand made by tho Gould company.
Theodore Roosevelt Is still hostile to
Frank Munteys new holding- company.
Mr. Munsoy mado his hit with his
Roberts, Reed, and other authors
who have written "Rules of Order"
can learn some now stums' In parlia
mentary law by watching tho Ne
"Was Lincoln a Homely Man?"
"Well, everything else haB been proved
one way and another about him, pos
sibly somebody can prove that Mr.
Lincoln was handsome.
The lawyers aro opposed to any
sort of law that will do away with
litigation in connection with Indus,
trial accidents; tho farmers are op
posed to being Included in the opera
tlon ot such a law; householders op
pose the inclusion of domestic labor
Can you see what chance a com
prehensive bill has at Lincoln?
Mr. Morgan's Healui.
Later bullotins from Egypt bring
tho gratifying nows that Mr. Mor
gan's Illness was no worse than a
slight attack of chills and fovor. That
will rellovo tho anxiety of Wall
street, which has been tossed be-
twoon frecrlng chills and burning
fever since tho first faint Intimation
of Mr. Morgan's Indisposition. Wall
street s Bouciume iur t""
welfaro Is tender and sweet. Stocks
rise and fall automatically in re-
sponse to every varylug shade of dif
ference In reports. Mr. Morgan may!
be enjoying tho best of health, but
a hint to the contrary would provoko
sympathy and excitement ot tho
speculative friends at home Just the
samo as the fact ot actual Illness.
Theso fluctuations furnish an index
to tho figure Mr. Morgan forms In
this great throbbing world ot fi
nance. He not only affects Its pulse;
he seems sometimes to ho the pulse
lick, acknowledging receipt of the Omaha
Turnvercln to the donation to tho Ger
man flood sufferer.
At tho quarterly meeting of the fnloti
Catholic Libra! y association W. N. Hush-
mnn wus elected first vice president.
The Tunirereln's masquerado ball
crowded their hall, which was beauti
fully decorated for the occasloa Tho
floor rommlttce appeared In superb Mex
ican costumes gotten up by Mr. rii'l
A private masquerade was given at
Masonic hall under the management of
William Brown at Masonic hall.
Misses Mamie and Florence Clayton
gave a phantom party at their house on
St. Mary's avenue for ho young people
of the Christian church.
Dr. John D. Penhody nnd Mln Jean-
nle F. Kennard. both of this city, wero
married at Bt. Mark's by Rev. Dr. Pat
terson and after a short wedding trip
will return and occupy the houso built
for them on Douglas streot.
Twenty Vonrs Ago
I'lre destroyed tho two-nnd-a-huir-story
frame stmcturo at Eleventh and
Chicago streets, which for sometime had
been vacant There was considerable
furniture In II, valued at $3.KKX The fire
occasioned much comment, owing to the
peculiar notoriety of tho building.
l U Sherman, a compositor on Tho
Bee, In alighting from a street car fell
and fractures bones In his hip and (high
and sustained other Injuries.
The second nnnual banquet Of the Ne
braska Life Underwriters' association at
the Murray brought together a largo
number of representative Insurance and
other business and professional men. At
the speaker's table sat M. U Roeder.
president of the association; Mayor
George H. Bemls, Edward Rosewator,
John 1. Thurston, Dr. Leo Franklin, It.
II. Bahlrtge, nev. S. Wright Butler, CI.
M. Hitchcock. T. J. Mahoney. Sugenn
Moore. Rev. Father Hngllsh. W. D. Mc
Ilngli and B. O. Parker.
Herrmann, the Great, the toilr great
master of mirth, magic and mystery,
mystified and delighted as many people
as could crowd into Boyd's theater In
nev. T. J. Mack ay at a meeting of the
Omaha Ministerial association took a
decided stand against the proposition, of
placing the, Bible In the public schools,
the question being up for general discus
sion by tho ministers, some of whom ad
vocated the Bible as a text book In tho
Ton Yenrt Ago
Tito Omaha club had an elaborate
Washington's birthday celebration with
Chancellor I& Benjamin Andrews ot the
University of Nebraska, and John L. Wob.
ater as the principal orators, President
Edward P. Peck acting as toastmaaier.
A mass meeting of representative busi
ness men ot Omaha was held nt the Com
mercial club under tho auspices of tho
tax committee of the Real Estate, ex
change for the purpose of discussing cer
tain amendments proposed In the legis
lature to the revenue law which were
calculated to exempt largo franchlsed
corporations from part of their Just bur
den of luxation. Resolutions sounding1 a
note ot warning to the sjato were drawn
by, W. 8. Poppleton, introduced by Dr.
iW. H. Christie and seconded by F. O.
Wead and adopted. They went on to de
clare that tho contemplated amendments
would cheat the state out of millions ot
dollars In fair taxation.
Captain Ely, the modern "Btnbad tot tho
Soa," gave one of hl popular lectures at
the Young Men's Christian association
The appointees of Governor Mickey
composing the new water board met and
went over matters In a cursory way, Tho
sentiment seemed to favor former Gov
ernor J. E. Boyd as chairman ,f tns
The Nebraska Sons of the 'American
Revolution poured forth their patriotism
In fluent fountains of eulogy of George
Washington at the Commercial club.
New officers were elected, beginning with
C. S. Loblngler as president.
The president has finally made the
nominations for tho vacancies In the
grade of brigadier general by sending to
the senate the names ot Colonel Hunter
Liggett ot the infantry arm, now on duty
at the Army War college, nnd Colonel
James Parker. Bleventh cavalry. Tho ap
pointment of these officers, whllo not
entirely a surprise, since their names
have been frequently mentioned as pos
sibilities, created some comment, owing
to the fact that the long delay In making
the nominations led to the expectation
that tho president would designate of
ficers concerning whose confirmations by
the senate thero was destined to be con
siderable opposition. The selection of
these two officers will bo received with
approval, Inasmuch as thoy have splen
did records nnd arc cntittril by virtue of
their service to recognition and reward.
Officer it m niplomntH.
The War department has approved tho
plan for legislation which shall make it
possible to appoint retired armv officers
to positions In the diplomatic and con
sular aervi"ei. The present law provides
that any officer of the army who ac
cepts or holds any such aptmlntment
shall bo considered as having reslgnel
his place In tho army, and tho vacancy
Im to ho forthwith filled. It is considered
that this law should be amended to np
ply only to active officers of the army.
A bill s now pending In the house, with
a favorable report from the house naval
committee, providing that retired officers
of the navy and marine corps may be
appointed to diplomatic and consular
positions for which thoy arc specially
fitted. Tho War department considers
that equally good reasons should apply
for retired army officers.
I iifortunnf r Ctiiiilliliitm.
Klfty-four of the flfty-slx successful
civilian candidates for appointment r.s
second lieutenants In the mobile army
find themselves tho victims of the delay
in senatorial confirmation of these nomi
nations. The president sent these nomi
nations to the senato on December 9, the
successful 'candidates to tako rank from
November 30. In two cases among the
members' of the class those of Roy Mcs
slck Jones and Carl Jay Balllnger-ro-cess
appointments were Issued, becauss
those candidates had nearly reached tho
age which would have rendered them
Ineligible to appointment to the grade
of second lieutenant. Tho other flftv.
four successful candidates did not receive
recess appointments, it helng expected
that senatorial action would bo promptly
taken. It Is an unfortunate etato of af
fairs for the candidates whose nomina
tions aro pending, but there appears to
be no relief from this plight, and the
difference In remuneration between thosa
who have not been commissioned and
their two associates who received recess
appointments constitutes tho occasion ot
aillcua-c Fund Deficit.
Tho unusually healthy draft upon tho
mileage appropriation of tho army has
resulted In a serious situation. Instruc
tions have been given by tho secretary
of war that no orders Involving the pay
ment of mltcngo shall be Issued during
tho remainder of the current fiscal ye-r
until it shall have been ascertained that
sufficient funds are available to Vneit
the coat of such travel. Tho army bill
as It passed the house appropriated IC00.
000 for mileage to officers. It Is desired
by tho AVar department that of this
amount $100,000 may be mado Immediately
available and the senate has amended the
bill In this particular. Otherwise It can.
not be used until after June 30. It is esti
mated that the oost of tho mileage mac!
necessary by the. detached service legis
lation will amount to ISg.SOO, reducing the
available balance to serve for the re
mainder of this fiscal year to fT9,S8l,
which Is, It Is safe to say, inadequate
for the purpose. This has made it necei
sary to take the precautionary measure
respecting the orders Involving travel and
to seek, front congress authority to mak-t
use of the next yenr's mileage appropria
tion during the present fiscal year
Army and Navy Register.
People Talked About
The democratic Lincoln Star sees
in the university removal proposi
tion a scheme to put the democratic
party in bad; In the publication ot
proposed constitutional amendments
in newspapers a huge corruption
fund at the disposal of the governor,
and generally views the outlook with
alarm. It's hard to suit a democrat
In connection with the Gould fight
to secure partial control of the
Union Pacifio's line Into San Fran
cisco, it is amusing to recall the
fight Jay Gould made to overturn
the contract made by Charles Francis;
Adams, which gave the Iowa lines
entrance to Nebraska over the Union
Pacific bridge. Much depends on
whjch end the Goulds are on.
Just think, after March 1 each
100 gallons of water registered by
tho meter will cost the householder
35-100-of 1 cent less than it does
now. Who says reduction doesn't
reduce? At this rate, the ayerago
consumer will save- the price of his
meter In a little over ten years,
Tho State Journal holds up
Omaha's experience as a sad warning
to other communities about to onter
upon the acquisition ot public utlll
ties. It is not the nrlnclplo, but tfie
application of it, that got Omaha
into Its trouble.
Lobbying at Lincoln Is one oc
cupation for which an eminent states
man shows mueu qualification, h
most equal to his ability as a mas
ter ot fiction.
OMAHA, Feb. 2U-To the Editor of Tho
Beer In all candor and earnestness I
wish to enter my solemn protest and
vigorous condemnation against the pr.tc.
tlce that Is becoming so prevalent of late
among our city, county and state of
ficials of increasing beyond reason the
expenses ot their respective offices and
Rising the power given thern by the people
to advance their own Interests and per
sonal welfare at the expense of tho tax
payers, who are already overburdened
and weighed down by the unbusiness
like and wanton extravagance of thoso
who have heen placed In charge ofpubllc
offlccH and of whom we have a right to
expect a Just and economical adminis
tration of their offices. The democratic
officials of our city were elected to office
on the promise that the city would be
administered on nn economical basis and
that no unnecessary expense would be In
curred by them. They promised to be
"on the square" with the people, and to
lighten and keep down taxes and all
other expenses to the lowest possible
point. It was on this promise that they
were elected, because the people of
Omaha thought they knew them and had
confidence enough in their honesty to
hope for fair treatment at their hands.
But what havo we received? Nothing
but broken promises and Increased taxes.
I notice tho Commercial club an others.
Including tho Omaha Bee. have taken tho
matter up and entered their objections la
the expensive and reckless mismanage
ment of our city affairs and have taken
pains to point out tho particular flaws
whero tho practice is most offensive. I
do not bcllcvo young men and young
ladles who are employed In our city
offices aro entitled to larger salaries or
shorter hours than those who work In
tho offices of tho big corporations. They
have less work and less responsibility, as
a. rule, but the pay they receive Is far In
advance of any other class of employes
who do similar work. You very seldom
tiear of a railroad clerk or a clerk in
any of our big houses receiving an In
crease In his wages, though it often hap
pens the work Is constantly Increasing
nnd the hours lengthening, too. The
reason Is the railroad offices and the
pig houses are "run for profit, while
wio aiiatrs or the city are run for
the benefit of the officeholder, who Is
paving tho way for re-election and try
ing to make a good fellow of himself at
the expanao of someone else. They cre
ate offices and fill them with parasites
and ward heelers who hang around the
city hall and the court house and have
Influence on election day. We read In
the papers whero the most worshioful
democratic lord mayor some time ago
created the offlco of chauffeur to' his own
mgnness and appointed a friend to drlva
him about the city while on business
(save the mark) at the neat salarv of
100 per month. The help in the office ot
city building inspector were all treated
to a substantial raise In their salaries
January 1. and not to be outdone In gen
eroslty our good commissioner, Hon. Tom
Mcuovern, graciously granted the em
ployes In his office an Increase of from
10 to 30 per cent In their wages. Has
their work Increased enough to call for
sucn action? if the mayor wants a man
to drive him about the city let him hire
one and pay him out of the big salary
ne roceives. Big limousines ore placed
at the disposal of these men and their
families enjoy the benefit "frequently tit
an afternoon spillover the city or a visit
to tne tneator, while the people who pay
the bills have to walk or take the street
car. The Bee has alwava hnwn .
friendly Interest In the taxpayers and
has at all times taken the proper side in
controversies of this kind, for which 't
has the thanks of all fair people. What
we want Is lower expenses, a chance to
pay ror our homes and freedom from ex
cessive taxation. I believe If Victor Rose-
water is chosen to help make the new
charter for Omaha a great deal of this
jugglery will bo cut out and tho people
will benefit by It.
FRANK A. PEPPER.
Twenty-fourth and Ames Avenue.
"They say she conies of a very
"I don't doubt It One ean see
family trait In her very dearly."
"Age." Boston Transcript.
"Did you hear of the terrible operation
Dick had to undergo?"
"Dear me, no! What was it?"
"His rich uncle out him out of his
will." Baltimore American.
"I thought you said that man was a
"But you didn't address hint as gen
eral." Chicago Inter-Ocean.
"Jimmy and his friend went on a
gudgeon fishing trip."
"Did they catch anything-?"
"Not until they got home, when Jimmy
and his father went on a whaling trip."
"The matchmaker you mentioned must
have done some strenuous work."
"She succeeded In kindling the fir pa o(
romance by bringing love ma.tqhes to the
scratch." New York Sun.
Woman of the House Yes, I think I've
seen you berore. What Is your hard luck
tale this time?
Ruffon Wrutz Ma'am, let ma inter
Juco me fren', Saymold Storey Chicago
"Why don't you mako Johnny wash hlr
hands onco In a while?"
"They are taking finger prints at his
school, ' answered the wife, "and you
know how tho child loves to cxccl.'v
Kansas City Journal.
with fear he will keep still and I onn
run to one side of him. "Washington
HYMN OF THE WEST.
"What makes you carry that horrible
shriek machine for an automobile slg.
tor numane reasons. tePl ed sir
Chugglns. 'If I can paralyze a person
The people of Maine last year Increased
by 1,000,000 their deposits in savings
O. Henry's daughter has settled down
la Paris, where she says she ts going to
write stories Just like nam's.
A Chicago court bailiff1, who has to do
witn mu collecting, proposes to don a
bright green and red uniform and scare
delinquents Into a coughing fit. A bright
uniform Is just as rood ss ordinary
clothes to file a kick on,
Occasionally a New York police captain
Ignores his opportunities and Is not heard
of until he dies. The death of one cap
tain Is noted briefly and with some sur
prise because he left an unpaid mortgage
on .his home and very little Insurance,
Dr. Mary II. Fulton, who has been
spendlnc the last twenty-eight years In
Canton, China, returned to Philadelphia
tne outer nay. tine is the dean of a
medical school and Is teaching the Chi
nese women modern methods ot surgery.
Park Trammell, governor-elect of Flor
ida, began Ufa aa a laborer and won his
way to distinction. He was born on a
farm, and at an early age began picking
and packing oranges. At 16 he went to
Tampa, worked six years, supported him
self, got out ot debt and paid for his law
Jerome Joolyn, the last of the old
Yankee notion peddlers, Is dead at Hart
ford, Conn. He traveled the country dis
tricts of New England, where ha had
many friends, for a number of years, car
rying two boxes of notions. His estate,
valued at 15,000. probably will go to the
state, there being no known heirs.
William Plumer Fowler, the new chair
man of the Boston licensing board. Is out
with a slam at a sacred American Insti
tutionthe stand. up bar ot saloons. He
would abolish the bar and the "perpen
dicular drunk." and rearrange thirst em
poriums , so that the thiraty could sit
down and talk over their toddles. Tin
Bostonlan believes the "lt down" plan
would promote more, talk nd less drinking
Washington Post! The cash register
trust yvlll now havo to make change for
a S100.00Q bill. -
Philadelphia Record: The Shoe Ma
chinery -men. aro Invited to contemplate
the condition In which the members of
the Bathtub trust find themselves.
New York. Tribune: The "Bathtub
trust" men escnped prison, but they
phould not be deluded Into thinking that
tho payment of fines will serve them as
an Immunity bath for the future.
Chicago News: Well, well! And so tho
bathtub trusters aro also criminally
guilty? When It comes to dlstuVblng
business, that Sherman law surely can
go somo with the aid of a sincere prosecutor.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat i By prac
tically coincident conviction under tho
criminal features ot the Sherman law of
tho men in the bathtub combination and
the cash register monopoly, tho govern
ment has shown power to control the
worst features ot unfair restraint ot
trade. It has been shown that not only
can combinations be dissolved, but that
those making them can be punished.
Indianapolis News: While the effect of
all the recent Sherman law decisions Is
considered, it will be seen that the
trust situation Is by no means what Is
was four years ago when the Sherman
law had not yet had fair application
After a few criminal conviction of those
who violate the law of honorable trade
It Is unlikely that further violation will
be entered Into with the abandon with
which some of the trusts were organised
during the last ten years.
ftcunABKA CITY, Feb. 30. To tho
Editor of The Bee: Your editorial on the
matter of Washington hotels raJains
their rates for tho inauguration vlsltor-i
is all right, but why not look a llttlo
nearer and apply l( to the Omaha hotel
during the busy season? Watch tho
Prices at the Omaha hotels next week
during the Auto show.
ONB WHO HAS BREN THERE.
Quaint Bits of Life
Laws in the Making
Seventeen states have ratified the
seventeenth amendment to the federal
constitution, providing for election of
United States senators by popular vote.
A bill Is pending in congress prohibit
ing an advance of hotel rates in Wash
ington during Inauguration week- Its
chances of passing are about aa good as
the durability of a anbwball in the hot
James W. Weeks, senator-elect from
Massachusetts, reports having spent
I1S.O0S to capture the toga.
The South Carolina legislature has
passed a bill making hazing a misde
meanor. Slowly, but surely college life
Is being stripped of itm romance. Not
much more than the awful grind remains.
The barking ot a bulldog In Des Moines
awakened a sleeping family In time to
escape from a burning house.
Forty-six words extracted from William
Rackefeller by the Pujo committee, cost
Uncle Sam fa&.W a. word In doctor's fees
I am a woman first, a suffragist
after," was the explanation Miss Hattle
Preensfelder of St. Louis gave In answer
to the charge of deserting the cause and
A California genius has patened a hair
restorative, consisting of extract ot pork
and beans. The extract Is for external
and the residue for Internal use, Both
The lid has been clamped tight on the
sporting proclivities of Wesleyan univer
sity students at Mlddleton. Conn. Betting
on the length of time spent in prayer
service disturbed the equanimity of the
deacons and marred the fervor of their
J. H. Squires, one uf California's
pioneer prospectors 'and train robbers
"crossed the divide."'; at the age of S3.
Back In 'T2, when prospecting was dull,
he took part with a, band of adventurers
In the first train robbery In the state.
Enforced retirement for eleven years at
the state's expense cured the fever and
sent him to the hills.
A petition for signatures circulated at
a meeting of the New York City Feder.
atlons ot Woman's Clubs, was worded as
follows: "A woman high school teacher
has applied for leave of absence tor one
year, without pay, for the purposes of
bearing and nursing a child. Her request
Is earnestly supported by her principal,
but has been refused by the Board of
Education, and Charges of neglect ot
duty will be brought asaUist her Will
you please endorse a protest against this
Edmund Clarence Stedman.
O Thou, whose glorious orbs on high
Knglrtl the earth with splendor round,
uT ..... n-K.. aMt tilnf-A rlmw nlifh
The courts and temples q( this ground;
Fill with Thy might
These domes that in 'rhy purpose grew.
And lift a nation's head anow!
Illuiulna Thou each pathway here
To show the marvels God hath wrought!
Slnco first Thy peoplo's chief and seer
Loo kill up with prophetic thought,
Bade time unroll
The fateful scroll.
And empire unto Freedom gave
From cloudland height to tropic wave.
Poured through the gateways of the
Thy mighty rivers Join their tide.
And, on the wings ot morn send forth. -Their
mists tho far-off peaks dlvldo.
By Thee unsealed
The mountains yield
Ores that the wealth of Ophlr shame.
And gems wrought of seven-hucd flame.
Lo. through what years the soil hath lulu
At Thine own time to give tncrent,e
The greater and the lesser grain.
The ripening boll, tho myriad fleece!
Thy creatures graze
Appointed ways: .
League after league across the (and
Tho ceaseless herds obey thy hand.
Thou, whoso high archways shine most
clear , ,
Above, the plenteous Western plain.
Thine ancient trtbea from 'round the
sphere . ,
To breathe Its quickening air are fnln;
And smiles the sua
To rcp mode one
Their brood throughout the earth's green-
Land of the new and lordlier- raco!
may be obtained
through the use of
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tho goods advertised and
everybody grasps the point at
once from the picture.
Engravings can bo made either from
photographs or drawings, or direct from the
Object Itself. The engraving plant of Tho
Omaha Deo la thoroughly equipped to handle
every detail, including making the original nhoto-
grapn or urawms. our engravers nave been chosen,
each because ho la the beat In his own line of work.
Our equipment la the newest and best.
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A newspaper ongraving plant makes cuts
which show good results uudor most difficult
printing1 conditions. Our prices reasonable.
Enraviag Department, The Bea Publishing Co.
1704 Faruam St., Omaha, Neb.
77?e aryac qfyfner'ca
is a new, perfectly appointed modern
hotel. Built of concrete and steel. It is
now under the personal management' of
the owner, who assures most courteous
and polite attention to guests in every
MINERAL WATER For the treatment of Rheumatism. Liver and
6tomach troubles, the water from Springs located on the grounds of
the hotel property Is conceded to b unequalled any where.
BATHS are In charge of experienced masseuse and masseurs
from well known Institutes abroad and In this country who scientific
ally give all kinds of steam, vapor, electric, and sulphur baths, also th
famous Pins Needles bsths ot Carlsbad.
ALL MEALS are served In first claas table d'hote style and
this hotel Is famed for Its excellence In this department.
RATES. The hit el Is run on the American plan at present, and
all rates Include boa a I and lodging. The rates are from $3,00 to
15.00 per day par parson. Rooms with private totUts are from IS.it
to 4.6o per day. and with private connecting bathroom are 14.00 to
J5.00 per day'. We have a few rooms, steam heated, electric lighted,
hot and cold running watet and telephone service at $17.50 per week.
After January Uth. it is advisable to make reservations in advance.
BOOKLETS and Information can be had in Omaha, Neb., at City
Ticket office. HOCK-IHLAND LINES,. No. 1JM Farnum SL. or write to
James P. Donahue, Proprietor.
HOTEL COLFAX AND MINERAL SPRINGS, COLFAX, IOWA
vALl&s DES MOINES
via Rock Island Lines
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1323 Foroam Street, Cor. 14th.
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