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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, MAY 5, 1913.
The Omaha Daily Bee
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Thcso Nebraska showers provo
that "it raina on tho Just," anyway.
Secretary Bryan Is not nccustomod
to receiving such shabby treatment
from legislatures, .
As to the California situation,
Japan seems to tako It as coolly as
If It wore a coolie question.
"Women are tho equal of meni"
More, and that Is why many men
think as thoy do about It.
Why ask "What's In a namoT"
when tho author of "Over 'the Hills
to the tfoor House," died penniless.
As tho plo left for Governor More
head to hand out bocomes scarcer,
the pressure for It beepmos stronger.
Yes, but, there" is not a city of
Omaha's clftea la tho country, whore
water rates are as high as they are
, NowV U tunuveut that Ty Cobb
'dldbt 2XS tfut
President Wilson insists, "I am
a Jersey man," in New Jersey. Bet
ter not say It too loud or Virginia
Irrospectlvo of tho .votes of
women, we'll match Nebraska
against Colorado any time- for a rec
ord of progressive legislation.
"If William Jennings Bryan wero
a great constitutional lawyer instead
of a farmer," naively observes tho"
Kansas City Star, That is a hot ono
for the farmer.
Hera la an easy one: dues who has
written a "piece" about "Followers .After
Strange QodsT" Yes. of course, t waa
Mr, Cannon. Kansaa City Star.
Oh, we were about 'to guess, Mr.
The abstemious middle west Spring
Cincinnati, Chicago, or Milwaukee.
New York Sun.
No, Lincoln, Neb.
The friends of a woman lawyer.
who supported Taft in the last cam
paign, aro urging Governor Johnson
to appoint her to a California Judge
ship, One can almost see tho gover
nor making the appointment.
"If freo sugar destroys the bus!
ness ot the sugar people, thoy can
find other employment," suggests a
free trado democrat. We rather
suspect that the mass of American
people would rather notio ontlrely
at the mercy of foreign sugar pro
That imported evangelist seems
to have made tracks away from Lin
coin while the battle was still rag
ing, and without waiting for the fin
ish. The only rational presumption
1b that some other city, worse even
than Lincoln, stood in greater and
more urgent need of his services.
"Will the republican party come
back?" is the question often asked.
It did in the 8t- Louis, election the
other day. Colonel Roosevelt called
on the 25,000 progressives, who
voted for him last fall to rally to
the progressive candidate for mayor
.and 4,200 responded. The -others
evidently voted for tho republican,
who was elected.
The season opens with propose
ot some surprises . In the Nuptial
league. The old favorites, the Nat
uooawina ana Lillian HUBselu.ybare
fallen into second division, ', 'while
the PaWolf Hoppers are making a
big spurt and the Bob Fltxslm
monsea, never before regarded as of
first division class, are giving the
That Judicial Vacancy.
The transfer of one of the Judges
of our district court to tho now
board of control leaves a vacancy on
the district bench Impending, to bo
Tilled by gubernatorial appointment
until tho next olectlon. In other days
when wo had elections every year,
the appointment would be at most
for a few months, but If tho off
year election has really been elimi
nated, the commission of tho now
Judge will hold good until after tho
election of 1914, which makes It of
all tho more Importance. Tho na
tural Inferonco Is that nothwlthstand
Ing his concurrence In the Idea of a
nonpartisan Judiciary, Indicated by
approval of tho low recently possod
with that object In view, tho demo
cratic governor will give profcronco
to a democrat. It is up to Oovornor
Morehead at lonst to try to givo us
a Judgo who stands as high with tho
bar, and with tho community, as tho
Judgo ho Is taking away from us.
A Virtue in Modern Sentiment.
President Wilson In his "Tho Now
Proodom" repeats tho stotomont pf
"a vory Interesting Scotsman" ho
onco mot at Princeton university,
who said that In ovory generation
all sorts of speculation and thinking
tend to fall under the formula of
tho dominant thought of tho ago.
Without aDDnrent roforenco and yot
In lino with that, a writer In tho cur
rent Atlantic Monthly calls attention
to tho fact that one of tho throe Is
sues with which our modern senti
ment chiefly concerns itself Ib tho
progress of woman.
If tho nosltlon of woman measures
tho advancement of the age, It marks
our modorn era, as definitely pro
gressive, for In all cycles of History
woman's social Btatus has never been
so high. Gauging civilization ac
cording to nchlovomont, thoso coun
tries still degrading, woman aro most
backward. Ono of the earliest signs
of tho new day of modern sentiment
in China was an awakened conscious
ness In tho consideration of woman.
In our own land woman, of
course, has always boon oxaltod and
present thought rovolves vory largely
around her wolfaro. Tho only ,dlf-
forenco of opinion aroused turn on
Svhat conduces to the actual, rather
than the apparent, progress of
Dangerous Grade Crossings.
While thoro aro many' grade cross
ings in and about tho city exposing
people to danger, none Is more.
hazardous than that at Forty-sixth
and Dodgo streets, whero tho street,
car and Belt lino railroad tracks in
tersect. Unless romoved, a graver
accident than has yet occurred is
wire aom day to happen there, and
then, perhaps, stops will bo taken,
as it were, to close the barn door
after the 'horse is gone.
The Dodge streot road is the moat
largely traveled highway leading out
of the city and the main artery of
traffics west from tho city limits con
tinuously to Fremont. Its use by
auto, stroet cars and horso vehicles
is constantly increasing, and so is
tho Belt lino train service. While
much hao boon said about this cross
ing, nothing has yet boon dono t
mako it even reasonably safe. The
time has come, it seems to us, to
expedite action. And while empha
sising the Importance of protection
at this crossing, wo should not over
look the many others requiring It,
Impelling Foroe in Education.
Ever since the rule of tho three
Rb was sprung on tho school boy in
ventlve teachers have been contriv
ing ways and .moans of arousing In
terest In arithmetic, especially as
the lad's thoughts along toward
spring lightly turned to other things,
latterly to base ball, particularly. An
ingenious Washlpgton (D, C.) school
marm soems to have found the
charm at last. She has hit on the
novel plan ot having the boys fguro
out the batting and fielding averages
of ball players. For . instance, Ty
Cobb goes to bat thirty times and
makes twenty hits. What Is Ty'a
average? Clyde Milan, in center
field, has twenty chances and ac
cepts eighteen. What is his per
How much better than, "A grocer
sold ten eggs for 18 H cents. Find
the prlco of eggs per doren." That
is a dead Issue. The boy has no In
terest in "a grocer.'' Ho knows Ty
Cobb and Clyde Milan vividly. They
are not only living beings to him,
they are among his Idols. Tho very
mention of their names Infuses new
life and Injects a vivifying Interest
lu his school which he never felt
So aside from illustrating the pos
slbllltles of base ball as an impelling
force in education, this devlco should
seriously teach tho Importance ot
studying tho pupil to get him to
study his books. This teacher has
struck a keynote to the success ot
her profession. Learning has its
attractive sides; even the dry subject
ot arithmetic may charm the boy in
spring If charmingly taught. It is
for the teacher' to find and display
the attraction ot study to her pupils.
(Spokesmen for the Lincoln board
ing housekeepers should not get la
Ptew yearly. A year and a half
.must rer elapao before the people
vote on university consolidation.
The way to get better train Bcrrtco
tor Omaha is for our merchants and
business men, to go after it, and stay
Thirty Years Ago
The, destruction of ancient Omaha Is
the description applied to the removal of
a two-story brick building on Douglas
between Twelfth and Thirteenth streets,
erected by J. H. McCormlck In 1S66, to
make way now for a brick block of three
At the Union Pacific Base ball grounds
a nine from the freight auditor's beat
one from the express auditor's by five to
three. Funkhouser scored for three fast
balls, and Bandle for two, while W, V.
Mr. Fred Metz, the boss Bock beer
brewer, Is tbe happy father of a ten
In behalf of the Saratoga Sunday
school Louis LUtlefleld, the superintend
ent, thanks rill who participated In lu
Tho n Barney - McAuley comblnatlo
closed at the Boyd to only a fair sized
Fred M. Peterson, the popular baker.
SIS South Tenth street, was ready for
J. J. Kennedy, yardmaster for the
Union Pacific Is rejoicing over the arrival
of his first son.
Fire and tornado Insurance policies are
offered by Charles K. Coutant, 21J South
Miss Clara Redman entertained a party
of her friends at her residence on South
Sixteenth street yesterday on the oc
casion of her birthday.
Henry Dohle and family left for Europe
to be absent about three months. Mr.
Dohle first came to Omaha twenty-six
years ago, and' has been back but onafl,
and that was sixteen years ago.
Colonel and Mrs. M. I. Ludlngton re
turned from a European tour.
Twenty Years Agi
Nat Goodwin began a three day's en
gagement In "A Glided Fool" at the Boyd,
receiving a usually cordial welcome from
a large house. This was a play In which
the popular comedian appeared to natural
The Omaha Personal nights league held
a meeting In Qermanla hall. Some ot the
radical members wished to take action on
the governor's recent appointments to the
Board of Fire and Police commission
ers, but were restrained by the conser
vatives. Mrs. Duncan B. Harrison wife of the
New Ybrk promoter and manager of Jack
McAulIffe, the pugilist, was In the city.
Councilman E. P. Davis went, to Mil
Mrs. John Groves returned from Ban
Antonio, Tex., whero she spent two
Chairman Btrkhanser, chairman of the
Board of Publlo Works, got back from a
pleasure trip to Texas.
John T. Bell, formerly proprietor of the
Omaha Mercury, now of the Oakland
(California) Inquirer, with his two sons
and daughter and C. L. Maxwell and
daughter, also of Oakland, was In the
city en route to the world's fair In Chi
cago. Tea Years Ago 1
Frank E. Moores waa re-elected mayor
ot Omaha by a anug margin over Erastus
A. Benson, antl-republlcan and Ed p.
Howell, democrat, running In the order
named. The republicans also elected A.
H. Henntngs. city treasurer: W. H. Bl
bourn. city clerk, and seven of the nine
councilman! Hoye, Zlmman, Nicholson
Evans. Dyball, Sohroeder and Huntington.
The democrats elected Ernest Brunt and
The Business Men's association held a
meeting and discussed the advisability of
calling upon federal assistance in handling
the strikes, involving a number or unions
and 2,000 or 3,000 men.
Franklin J. Griffon left for Prescott,
Arts., to be gone about two weeks on
Colonel O. VS. Jenkins or Falrbury was
In town, having Jutt come from St
Louis, where as a member of Governor
Mickey's staff he helped to uphold the
dignity ot the state of Nebraska In the
opening ot the Louisiana Purchase ex
position: News came from Denver of the death
there of Harry B, Coryell, formerly ot
Omaha, ot pulmonary trouble. Mr.
Coryell and their two sons were with him
at the last.
People and Events
"Isn't this Just graft. Squlret" asked
a nervy Philadelphia woman who was
fined $14.60 for falling to blow her auto
horn at a street crossing. The squire ad
mitted he got the money and didn't split
with the arresting officer. The woman
watched the roonsy disappear In the
squire's Jeans and then walked out of
court with an expression too hot for
One of the hotel men In New York who
allowed all grades pt patrons to dance
and cutup as they pleased, has been given
an Involuntary vacation, his house closed
tight and locked and a policeman plncnd
on guard. About four hundred regular
roomers were ordered to pack up and
move. New York's finest can do thtnus
when they get the right tip.
Archie A. Beeb of Chicago, owner of
a few souvenir stock certificates of the
Central Union Telephone company, went
Into court and showed the marvelous
borrowing capacity ot his favorite com
pany. In ten years the Central Union
touched of the Bell rival to the tune of
SCTEO.OOO, acquiring such a load ot debt
that nothing short of a major operation
could separate It from Its fostering
"uncle." Mr. Beebe la puzaled to know
where he comes In. So Is the court
The Journal of tbe American Medical
association observes that driving an auto
mobile too fast Induces conjacttrtal In
flammation from a hyperemia to a eon
tajrous lesion. Also headon and tail-end
collisions, aide swlpas. broken necks and
occasionally conviction for -violation ot
the speed, laws.
Crowded street cars are. according to
Mayor- Ilarrisdn of Chicago, "an 'offense
against decency, a danger to- health and
an affront to the Intelligence "of good
clttsenshtp" all of whlch?ts'-prettr wH
known, but "what are you going to do
The government laeoec a bulletin urg
tnr Its people to eat more mutton, be
cause It la cheaper. Bprina bunb with
green peso, ordered under government
sanction, should be rrtnmed at any rr
tanrant quoting Fanners Bulletin No,
C&, If the charge is exceaatre.
Twice Told Tales
The 'nnllrrnr flnndtrlch.
Certain promoters are so optimistic
where other people's money i concerned
that they will promote not merely bar
ren gold and stiver mines, but the blue
Former Postmaster General Hitchcock
was talking about a blue sky promoter
who had been convicted of fraud.
"This man's mine," he said, "reminded
me,. In Its scarcity of gold, of the railway
" VThere ain't no ham In this here
sandwich,' a customer growled, seated
on a high stool before the marble bar ot
a railway restaurant.
' Oh. you ain't come to the ham yet,"
the attendant answered easily.
"The man ate on a While longer. Then
he growled again: 'Still no ham.'
" 'Oh,' said the attendant, ou'vo bit.
over It now.' "Everybody's Magazine.
"What's the Idea, George?" Inquired
Mr. Washington. "Why do you chop
down this cherry tree? Have you any
thing against cherry trees?"
"Maybe you are In favor ot deforesta
"Doing this for a moving picture con
"By no neans."
"Thon why chop down a true?"
"I Just thought of going on the stump,"
replied the future father ot hU country,
and then Mr. Washington realized that
Georg-o was d born statesman. Kansas
City Journal. ,
During a lull In the conversation the
young man who was calling made the
announcement that he had failed to keep
abreast of the scientific advance of the
'For Instance," he sold, "I don't know
at all how the Incandescent eleotrio light
which la now used so much Is pro
"Oh, It Is very simple." said the up-to-
date girl. "You Just turn a button and
the light appears." Llpplncott'a Maga-
Chicago News) Prof. Taft Is coaching
the Yale debating team for Its bout with
Harvard. Now, It Col. Roosevelt will
coach Harvard a lively time may be ex
pected. Philadelphia Bulletin: Tho gentleman.
who ran for governor of New York on
the prohibition ticket a few years ago
Is accused of "lambasting the bones ot
a neighbor" until ho almost needs a'blcr.
St Louis Globe-Democrat: While tho
peace congress Is In session It ought to
take notice of the fact that tho suffra
gettes aoross the water have apparently
mado noncombatants of the British men.
Philadelphia Ledger: Our army and
navy aro small, but the government has
difficulty In keeping the ranks full. It
Is spending many thousands of dollars In
advertising and. sending agents In search
of boys and young men. The disinclina
tion to enter either service may be due,
In part, to the superior pay and attrac
tions of ordinary work, and in part t
the fact that when ha goes In for war
he average American wants the real
thing,. and jiot mere discipline on a peace
footing. Some ot us' may be optimistic
enough to believe that War Is growing'
less fashionable, and that the dislike for
military or naval service Is a healthy j
sign of vound sentiment
New York World: Nothing can be so
Ironical as history; In ISM It took a few
shiploads of American sailors under Com
modore Perry to force Japan out of 200
years of hermltaga Into civilized Inter
course with the rest of the world. In
1918 It takes a few shiploads ot Japanese
farmers under Gov. Johnson to force Cali
fornia out of a lifetime ot civilised Inter
course with the rest of tho world Into
the exclusions and discriminations and
repudiations of a hermit state. California
civilization has reached the same crista
In 1913 that Japanese civilization had
reached In 1S&. Only It Is traveling In
the opposite direction.
Here and There
In the nine years last past the New
Haven railroad increased Its capital
stock, bonds and- bills payable V per
cent. The New Haven Is one ot the
roads the eminent doctor of railroads, J.
Plsrpont Morgan, prescribed for. It took
The fearsome yellow peril looms up In
the preparations for the fail Portola fete,
planned by Ban Francisco Bay cities. The
native born daughters ot a uninaman
stands a good chance of capturing the
girl beauty prize. What will the native
sons do then?
Bt Louis is to have a ten-story d(art
rnent store at Tenth and St Charles
streets, to cost il.OOO.Ono,
The Chicago Record-Herald editorially
laments Its failure to turn an honest
nickel by selling half a ton of literary
Junk from the public printing office In
Washington. As a feeler to buyers of
weighty books, twenty volumes of census
reports, 1S90-I900, were submitted for writ
ten bids. These are some ot the bids re
turned! "Absolutely worthless." "Not
worth basement room." "No coin In cir
culation small enough to express their
value," "Coat nothing In first place.
Worth nothing now."
Germany has over 9,000,000 women em
ployed ' In other than domestic service.
The price of furs averages three and
one-halt times as much now. In the big
Canadian markets, aa It did In the decade
from ISM to 1900.
Babies In poor neighborhoods In. Ameri
can cities die at the rate ot 373 ln 1,000
under I year of age, and in the good
residences the rate Is 136 In 1.000, or less
than one-half as great. ,
"Why do you suppose the packers want
to start tae rosmon or eating- muttonr
"Because they know People are such
soeep." iiaitltnore American.
"The mllltarr airship will shatter an
other cherished army tradition."
"What la thatr
"With an aerial eqrpe. It will no longw
be a uisgraoe'lor a, soldier to II y in tat-
tle.- uaitigvors American.
"Father? a.UtUi"hoy. "bad Etolo-
mcn ro wivtsr '
"I believe n, my son." said the father.
"Well fatiM"" was he the man who
iMr Gtre m liberty or gtve me death?" "
"Whst a mistake It Is to Judge men by
"Yen. I know a self-made mtIlIo"a're
who drees as wen aa anv of the clerks
tn hit itabllAhmeat" Jodr.
Yelxer tin AVnrismrn'n Cnnipcnsnttun.
OMAHA, May 4.-To the Editor of The
Bee: After a-casual examination of th
workman's compensation act I am Im
pressed with the following points which
I desire submitting to the profession and
In times gone by you know of the gen
eral dissatisfaction with Judges who took
cases from the Jury and set aside ver
dicts. On the other hand you know the
Jury has an element of human sympathy,
Is not elected and is not threatened by
corporato influence when estimating dam
Observe, now, where the corporations
get rid of the Jury in every case ot dam
ages to an employe. They soem to forget
tho blood that was shed to force this
right of Jury trial from. King John. Now
lay aside, it you please, the very small
schedule of the highest amounts that
can bo recovered under this act and bear
In mind that the employer Is not obliged
to pay even that amount. He can say
that the employe was drunk or willfully
negligent In other words, he can refusq
to pay. You may then under section 37
of the act file a petition in court before
the Judge, as an arbitrator, the samo as
In equity cases, where the Judge, without
a Jury, with fear and trembling, may fix
the amount not exceeding the amount
In this small schedule.
Section VI. article I. of our constitution
provides "the right of trial by Jury shall
remain Inviolate." Tho supreme court
has held that this provision applies to
every action where a Jury could havo
been demanded when the constitution was
adopted. That provision has enabled us
to always demand a Jury. The legisla
ture cannot take away this right by mak
ing a law action one of equity. This Is a
mere subterfuge to tjeat tho Jury to It.
Again, -section XIII, article I. of the
constitution says: "All courts shall be
open nnd every person for. any Injury
done him In his lands, goods, person or
reputation shall havo a remedy by due
course of law and Justice administered
without dental or delay." Our constitu
tion guarantees a remedy not a partial
remedy and guarantees It by "due course
of law" In the usual manner, nnd not by
some tabloid, piecemeal, Jury eliminating,
Insurance man's game of chance schedule.
They cannot substitute an Insurance pol
icy for a Jury trial. It guarantees Justice
without denial and not partial Justice and
partial denial of rights.
Before commenting further on the
above section, see also section HXI, artl
above section, see also section XXI, artl
talong property without "due process of
law." The courts have held the phrase,
"due process of law," to mean "compen
sation," and also that "compensation"
means the full value of losses measured
In money. "With these sections, how
could the legislature compel a man to ac
cept less than what Is compensation for
an Injury? A law giving doublo damages
has been held to bo In violation of these
sections. Railroad rates which could be
proven not compensatory hftvo been held
What should our courts do, when this
bill was passed In violation of the above
section, compelling a man to tako one
tenth or less than real compensation
for damages sustained? If railroad rate
16glstatlon which Is. not compensatory Is
Mnconstltutlortal, hoV abdOt this damage
scheme which Is less than compensatory?
In fact the bill Is unconstitutional In be
ing broader than Its title.
It Is claimed by the title to be a bill
to "compensate'' employes when It Is, in
fact, a bill to give It t othem In the neck
It Is to avoid compensation.
To Illustrate, a vigorous, strong young
man of education with a family working
at a packing house for $60 per month
loses his leg by the gross negligence of
his employer can receive only about 3730.
The family ot the same man kilted would
receive less than 31,800. And even this
claim may bo resisted, as pointed out
above, without a Jury.
I condemn tho history of this whole
act as one of legislative Infamy Induced
by a corporate lobby. Besides, It was
drawn In a night and passed the next day
tn violation of another provision of the
constitution that It shall be read twice
on two different days before the third
reading and passage.
When the laboring men look this matter
up they will lose no time In enjoining-
tho codifying commission from spending
the state's money In printing and in en
cumbering the new statutes with this un
constitutional act, settling the same about
the time It Is supposed to go into effect
I will take pleasure In assisting to do
this and then I will Join you in prepar
ing a workman'a compensation act that
compensates to submit to .the people un
der the Initiative law of this state. -
JOHN O. YE1SER.
Call It a Hospital School."
OMAHA, May . To the Editor of The
Bee; I am making bold to present to you
views quite In opposition to those ex
pressed In your recent editorial on the
"Bad Boy School." I feel sure that the
usual fairness of your policy will permit
you to present both sides.
It is now more than five years ago
that Judge Kennedy, Mrs. Draper Smith
and other social workers went before the
school board with a plea for the estab
lishment of a "special" school a school
to fit the boy that does not fit the sys
tem, which might work "higher up the
stream" and prevent many from drift
ing Into the Juvenile court.
The proposition could not then make
headway against the very argument you
now, with the tremendous force or
editorial opposition of a great newspaper.
bring against the proposed enterprise.
In these -five years SS0 years of Omaha
boyhood have been passed In Kearney.
That Is, 1X1 boys have spent somewhat
more than two years each la tbe state
school. Tbe most enthuslastlo friend of
that Institution will not cla'm that It
would not have been better tor any one
of these boys to have found adjustment
earlier and avoided the tremendous risk
of that experience, even If today finds
him on the high road of good citizenship.
My experience with boys of the Juvenile
court leads- me to believe that especial
attention given to a boy, when he bcglDs
to find the regular school Irksome, would
be wise and economical.
To endeavor to do this Is merely a de
mand of advancing- civilization. There
are still .tribes ot halt-dvfllsed people
who desert their sick, believing- them to
be possessed of eril spirits. CtvOlxation.
however, expends much of Its talent anc
riches tn the eCfort to, eradicate cause
and cure disease.
One of the Important duties bf the adult
world is the guidance and education of
the rising generation. When you say
"bad boy" you sims, primarily, that
bis parents and teachers do not under
stand, they are not "up to their Job."
Some children are easier to core for than
others, aa some conditlona producing 111
health are more, easily eradicated than
others. It Is when the case Is especially
difficult or, perhaps, we should -say dif
ferent, that means out ot the ordinary
may be required. Just as a child when
seriously 111 must be sent to the hospital
8a It Is wise to provide a special school
for those whoso needs are rot met by
"the system." Call' It' nn "Irregular
school" If you wish, a "hospital school"
If you like, or a "repairing station" If
you must but a "bad boy school" Is a
misnomer. Any child really well takm
care of Is "good," and any child or set
of children may be so badly cared for
as to be speeolly classed "bad."
Mr. Editor, Omaha Is sorely In need of
the "special school." It will be no more
of a disgrace to belong to It than to go
to a hospital and no more difficult t6
convince fond mothers of its necessity,
HARRIET If. HHLLER.
Just nn TJajIy Bluff.
HOMAHA, May .-To the Editor of The
Bee: It may be the part of a gentleman
til cllmh n fane. wKan m - 1 , t , .
y " "IIVH a B111IU1 UUI1UUI,
fumnn nf Til hMl, v.... . .1 j
. - ....wu. j "uum ii a Liu I
of M.000.000 Puritan fatners have telescoped
itseir to avoid a ruction with a small and
semt-barbarous nation that put up an
ugly bluff over rights that it never
Or is It like the laughing grandpa who
runs away In mock terror when a toddling
boy baby threatens fight with toy gun?
U B. RING.
Stop Defacing- Terrace.
OMAHA, May 4. To the Editor of The
Bee: Thanks are certainly due our
mayor for his commendable efforts to
mako the dty of Omaha mpre presentable.
Now If he will go a step futher and
make it a misdemeanor to go up and
down other people terraces when steps
have been provided, he would do a better
thing yet There may be some people In
our city who rather admire the pretty
yellow dandelion, but surely there are
none so depraved as to like to see terraces
and lawns that landlords and home
owners have with -much expense and
trouble, graded and sodded, filed with
holes on dirt-washed paths, making a
forlorn and neglected appearance. Milk
men, Ice men and grocer boys go up and
down six days m the week, fifty-two
weeks In the year. Gas men twice a
month, electrlo- light men once every
month, big dogs and children many times
a day, peddlers and agents, ad distributors
and others nuisances many times a week,
and there you are, and what can you do
but sit back and look on and perhaps
each year endeavor to repair damages.
If a man steals your hoe or rake or
lawn mower you can buy others, but If
he defaces your premises It Is often be
yond replacing. M.
No Donlit In Time.
OMAHA, May 3. To the Editor of The
Bee: Would you please enlighten me
about this most fortified and Godlike, In
destructible "Water board.
What Is it?
In your paper. May 1, I read of an
undertaking of the seemingly Insurmount
able task by lawyers. Judges, counctlmen,
commissioners and almost everybody In
the city of Omaha to Imprint at least a
scratch on the bulwark of this so-called
Commencing Jim. 1, 1913. Return Limit 60 Days. '
FROM OMAHA TO
New York City, standard routes $46.50
New York City, other desirable routes 43. 50
Atlantic City,. N. J., standard routes 46.00
Atlantic oity, n. j., otner aosiraoio routes 45.6O
Asbury Park. N. J., standard
Asbury Park, N. J., other desirable routes . . . . ,
Boston, Mass., (via Montreal)
Boston, Mass., direct - ,
Montreal, direct rail routes
Quebec, P. O
Portland, Maine, via Boston
Portland, Maine, through St.
Bar Harbor, Maine . .
Halifax, Xova Scotia .
St. Johns, N. B.
Fnyban, N. U
Lake George, N. Y.
Saratoga Springs, N. Y.
Alexandria Bay, N. X.
Kingston, Ontario . . .
Mtiskokn, Ontario . .
Toronto. Ontario . . .
Buffalo, X. Y standard routes
Buffalo, N. Y., other desirable
uifcrsu rum wiur ui uiu cwi, 0110-nuy inruugn uio Virginias,
Old Point Comfort, Norfolk, Ocean trip to New York,
other way direct routes
Same trip through Virginia, Old Point Comfort and Ocean
trip to Boston, other way direct rdute
THKO. N. VAIL, PRCIIDIKT
w s s
THE WESTERN UNION
Water board, In order to make this
monster come to time, In giving relief
to consumers for a necessity such as
water, which at the present rate Is al
most a luxury.
Did not the people of Omaha sanction
the movement by voting bonds to take
over the water plant from the corpora
tion, with the idea for their mutual
benefit? Now wherefrom has this al
mighty Water board got this' eternal rule
to the contrary?
Are the members of the Water board
not paid fancy salaries for their serv
ices to the people at large or is this the
so-called home rule we hear so much
about, they want to Introduce?
.The decent people ot Omaha havo In
the past accomplished many things that
aro commendable and will no doubt get
the upper hand in time to chop off tho
heads of Inconslstents such as this Water
board, or any other board for that mat
ter, by the medium of the ballot If they
only so frame their charter now pend
ing and then the people will havo Omaha
at heart. Boost for It or boast what a
nice city it is to live In.
CONSTANT READER. ,
THESE GIRLS OF 0UES.
"I suppose the parent of young Lord
Softpate must feel dreadfully cut up over
his engagement to little Tottle Poser, of
"Cut up! Why. say, if it wasn't for
Tottlo nobody would ever have known
that Softie had any parents!" Cleveland
"Papa wanted to know whether yon
were a good business man," she con
"Have you any Idea why he asked?"
Inquired the young man, who had been
calling for a long time.
"I guess It was because you never tails
8TAET THE DAY RIGHT.
Start the day right. When the sun cornea ,
to greet you
Give, It a smile for each ray that it .
Shake off the worries that long to defeat
Strengthen your faith In yourself and
Yesterday's ghost will be striving to '
haunt you; '
Yesterday's errors may come to your
Throw off tho worries that trouble and,
Start the day right; begin over again.
What a brief span Is the longest exs
One flashing Journey from Nothing to
Show while you may the old Roman re
Off with your drowsiness Into the fight I
Never an empire was won by the lai
Never a prize was obtained but by
Heed not the sneers of the misanthropes
-Start the day right and they'll know
you're on earth.
Start tho day right and you'll find as It
to ltve for and something to
View not the future through indigo
Note the bright streams and the blue
Failure may mock you through years of
Fame and success may not come at you
But nothing can baffle a climber forevor,
Start the day right, and you're half up
Lawrence River region 43.85
routes , 00 k(
Slightly Higher raxes for Excursions with all Summer
limits. "liow Sates East," leaflet on apppUcatlont Call,
writs or telephone and let na help yon plan an attractive
J. B. REYNOLDS, City Passenger Agent,
1502 Farnam St., Omaha, Neb.
fhone Booglas 133a.
1 lot P era a f ee4 nee.
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