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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, MAY 19, 1913.
THE omaha Daily Bee
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mnllrd to them. Aildroa trill lb
chnnired oftrn ns teqtlrsted.
Time for a proachcr to advertises
another naughty plcturo?
No one will seriously object to tho
assessor giving a sympathetic oar to
the torndo victim.
The cmorald garb o'f spring;
happily seconds human energy , In
hiding tho scars of disaster.
Some perverse folks persist In
preferring their grape Julco fer
mented. That new million dollar hotel as
designed would certainly bo a groat
nddltioh to the Omaha beautiful
which wo all look forward to.
Tho Water board should romom
ber that at 2G cents a thousand
gallons, tho consumption should bo
greater, and tho profits not much If
Tho best wo can wish for the flood
cities of Ohio Is that they aro making
the same kind at progress toward
rehabilitation that Omaha's 'tornado
dstrlc has been -making . - -
" .. i
(fet ready lb ber nertlUonimdasyVed
for the -pUro-electlon registration
bookj that is, If yo vto In Omaha,
ffcr ii you vote elsewhere your hon
esty Is notmpUgnecL :
It the government could institute
a third degreo search of tho naval at
taches in Washington some interest
ing information about the missing
warship plans might bo obtained.
Dut no ono has yot satisfactorily
demonstrated hqW tho pressure of
the high cost of living may bo re
lieved without pulling down tho
prices paid for foodsutfs nd oher
That reminds us, - Was it not
county option that was to bo thq
paramount Issue of tho antl-saloon-1st
in Nebraska untfl thoy got ttT
But here they aro changing Issues
almost as often as they change their
Much as Senator Norrls would llko
to vote for downward revision, he
cannot stomach the . concbrctlon
brewed by tho democratic tariff
tinkers and doubts whether anything
they may do will sugar coat it enough
to mako it go down.
What is a democrat? Tho New "Or
leans Picayune, whose democracy Is
sweotened with elixir of cane, Insists
that the only slmonpure democrat Is
one who wants a tariff for revenue
only on sugar. This puts Wilson,
Underwood and company outside tho
Kansas burned up enough Stand
ard oil during tho last year tQ give
stockholders of "Vo local subsidiary
a stock dividend of 100 per cent and
a pasb dividend of Q per share, The
P4cg of Kansas carries thrills of re
fined Joy tolb hermit of- Vocpntifb
As editor of the Outlook Dr. Lyr
man Abbott expresses the conviction
tlyit the peace of mankind can be
Bocurad only by .each national unit
arming itself to the teeth and putting
the fear of a sound drubbing into
the soul of the other fellow. Here is
where tho influence of, association
scores heavily on. the doctor.
The country owes a large debt of
gljatitude to Senator MaiTlne of New
Jersey. That gallant champion of
ttyp plain people started a crusade
asinst laundered currency and
brought from the assistant surgeon
f choral pf the public health the
c- itement that soiled currency carry
cooperatively few disease germs.
Fople who hesitated about picking
v lnrjstt or small bunches of bills
need hesitate no more,
The Public Library,
Just bccAiiso tho city authorities
aro contemplating the romoval of the
fire engine house from one corner to
tile noxt, bridging It half a block
nearer to tho public library, It Is
proposed to abandon tho beautiful
library building as if its usefulness
were outllvod. Wo confess that w
would prefor to hnvo the fire engine
house a little farther away from the
library, although many other possi
ble, neighbors might bo moro ob
jectionable, and tho nearness of tho
firemen has somo compensating
features of protection for the valua
bles In tho library against both fire
Asldo from all that, however, the
suggestion that the library bo con
verted Into a police station and head
quarters ,may as well bo snuffed out
at the start.
In the first place, this structuro
cost tho city $12 5,000 and would cost
tj great deal moro to rebuild, whilo a
sultablo pollco station and head
quarters, If needed, can onslly bo had
at a more desirable location for much
In tho second place, tho library oc
cupies a. site donated and dedicated
to the city for this particular purpose
with reversionary rights In tho ovent
Its uso for that purpose Is nbandoned
This particular location was, It Is
true, not especially adapted to a
public library twenty years ago, but
It has slnco then bocomo so, and It
1b doubtful If a better location could
bo found now anywhere In Clio city.
Tho library building is now taxed
almost to ltfl capacity, and other
allied municipal activities such as
tho museum and tho art collection,
aro'beglnnlng to call for moro room,
but there is no good reason why the
problem cannot bo satisfactorily
worked out nt tho prcsont slto, re
taining tho prcsont handspmo and
I)y what sort of logic and con
slstoncy tho democrats in Washing
ton havo conceded tho necessity of
holding public sessions on tho in
corao tax part of tho tariff bill, and
refused hearings on the schedules of
Import duties, will require a diagram
Tho crudities of tho lnbomo tax
scheme wore disclosed as soon as the
bill was introduced. A few of tho
rough places wero smoothed out in
transit through tho houso, but now
incongruities uncovorod at tho same
tlrao. The democratic political en
gineers realtzo that an thcomo tax
law full of ambiguities and conflicts,
unwarranted exemptions and doublo
Impositions, will bring them Into
dlsroputo, yot they seom. to think
thoy can put through tho custom's
part of tho measure In total dlsro
gard of tho Industries affected, .and
,gq away . wjthoUt being blnind. by
'rowing'tHe responsibility-oh to tho
.president,' 7 ' "' "
If this is the moving ldoa4iohind
the railroading of tho bill, our demo
cratic friends may expect td "bo dis
illusioned when they later ask tho
peoplo for a vote of approval, for
thtB voto will bo recorded, not on
prosldcnt, but on tho re-oloctlon or
recall 6C each mombor of congress. .
City Directory Pontilation.
It Is highly gratifying to havo tho
city directory man toll us that wo
have In Omaha nnd suburbs, without
counting South Omaha, a population
of 168,484. Tho federal census man
only three - years ago was by no
means so gonorouo to us, although
bo was not accused of trying to gtvo
us tho worst of it. If wo havo
108,484 pooplo here, and can add in
2C.000 for South Omaha, wo can
count Greater Omaha as boing a
community 'clbso to 200,000 popula
tion. These estimates, as wo havo
said, aro highly gratifying, , nnd
flattering to our desires for bigness
and boaBtfulness. Wo only regret
to have to noto that, compared with
school attendance and tho voto cast
at elections, tho directory man's
figures look to us as If they had been
His Widening Fame.
Press dispatches recount how tho
exactions of Jits position as premier
In the cabinet have so far called
Upon Mr. Bryan to deliver an aver
age', of two public Bpdochos every
day, and exhibit him as tho busloat
man in tho now administration. As
further elucidating tho point a story
is going around, said to havo been
brought back from Washington by
an intimate friend of the distin
guished Nobraskan, who called upon
him to pay his respects.
''5J would like to seo Mr. Bryan,"
he said to the colored messenger.
"Mr. Bryan?" aBkod tho guardian
of tho door.
"Yes, I want to see Mr. Bryan.
Is be In?" but tho question ollcltod
only another uncomprehending
"Isn't this -the secretary of state s
office?" ventured the visitor, sud
denly apprehensive of having made
"Oh! You want to see tho secre
tary of state. Walk right in," said
the messenger, now beaming.
The presumption Is that It Mr.
Bryan continues to unload speeches
at the rate of two a day, his famo
eventually will permeate as far even
as the Stato department at Wash
ington. California, the home of tho grape,
flouts the pleadings of tho apostle of
grape Juice. Could ingratitude go
litis Dm? in Omaha
Tlilrfr Years Alto
Hldney ITlllon, president of the t'nlon
raclflr, and a party Including- Fred
Amen and I. K. Hall, are here In a
special train' preparatory to Inspection of
The telephone, exchange Is still out of
liiiDlness on account of the .damage done
by a lightning stroke, . but Manager
Drake hQPes.to gc.t thJriBS rUnhlrfc again
Iti a week.
The opening o tljn Cody & Carver
Wild West show 1 pronounced a grand
success. Tho champion exhibition of
rllle ehootlng wni givep by Bogardus
Oirvor nnd Cody.
Mr. Kountzn ms sold to an eaatern
him tho northwest eorner of Blsvcnth
nnd Douglas, forty-four feet, for $11,000,
He has uUo sold to John- Frank, pro
prietor of the California house, tho
northeast corner, for 19.000.
Over at Des Moines the Union Favolflca
won by a scorn of Jl'to 2.
Charles) Kphlmeyer. the well known
shoemaker on Twelfth street, was sere
naded by tho Union Paoiflc band last
night, the surprise being followed by
nn Invitation to como In nnd have somo
Miss Allco Layton, niece of Mrs. W. H.
Lawton, Is visiting with her aunt for
n few days.
Twenty Years Aro
A Jury gave James Powell a Judgment
of U.OOO against the city of South Omaha.
Lowell, who Was Injured on the F street
bridge, sued for $4,000.
Tho playing of "Damon and Pythias"
nl the Farnhm Htfeet theater by a visit
ing company brought out a' large number
of Knights of Iythlns, Including Deputy
drand Commander" Lavender and Dr. It.
A. Mcrrlam and Sir Knight M. A.
Hoover, wh6 occupied a box together,
and many other prominent knights with
wx-Hcnator jonn J. ingaiis writes an
exclusive article for Tho, Bunday Bee, In
which ho denounces the . policy of the
government toward tho Chln'oso." Item
In Tho Ilee.
The Institute for tho Deaf was granted
space In the Coliseum for a display of the
work of Its pupils at the Manufactur
ers' Association exposition.
Kearney, Custer, Grant nrid Crook
Grand Army divisions, with tho Woman's
Relief corps and the Sons of Veterans,
united In plans for a big Decoration day
celebration. Dr. Robert M. Htone, com
mander of Grant post, was made chair
man of the committee on arrangements.
Ho und C. L. Thomas wero appointed
Officers of the day and ' Rev. Dr. 8.
Wright Rutler accepted an Invitation to
deliver the day's oration.
Ten Years A so
Pn Rourko tradod -Ace Stowart, his sec
ond baseman and captain, to Peoria for
Frank ijhugart. Aco Stowart, who had
been captain for three years and one of
the most popular players Omaha ever had,
happened to have .a, bad day In Sunday's
gamo, such a day nn comes to every bait
player once ,ln a while. Forgetting all
the great work ho had done, even In that
very series, tho crowd .turned lopeo on
him such a fury of abuse. as to sting Ace
to tho point where ho absolutely refused
aver to wear another Omaha uniform,
Seeing he was detcrmlil6oV-Rourke-began
.'negotiations!, and effected this trade.
mewari ieii town ,wun 7rcoria ann onu
gnrt, a Veteran, stayed. '
Tony I(. Lunla and Alma Brandt', Carl
r'J. ttrjekson and Olgn M. HallbUrg, all of
Omaha took out marriage license.
C. I Morse, CO years, old died nt his
home, C312 North Twenty-fifth avenue
and arrangements were made for .burial
In Forest I-nvn cpmeetjy with ..services
under Masonic, auspices.. "
, Rev. npd Ms. F. ILW. Rruech6rt. the
former pastor of tho German Congrega
tional, churolv, Eleventh and, Dorcas
streets, colebated their golden wedding
at their home, surrounded by .children
and grnndcjilldrcn and a cw friends. Dr.
Bruechert came to Omaha In 1S79 and
organlr-cd this church, then located at
Eighteenth and Cuming streets. He ent
ered the ministry In lSGS nnd his first
Nebraska charge was at Plattsmouth.
Ho was bonk In Germany nnd married at
Dubuque, )a., where he landed In 1S49.
People and Events
Governor Suiter's campaign for a direct
primary law In New York Is gathering
speed and promise to focus public atten
tion on the lawmakers who have failed
to fulfill their platform pledges. Mr,
Roosevelt his written In (ruppnrt of a
primary jaw and Secretary Hryun has
becit Invltod to stump tho state with the
governor for the purpose of arousing
publlo sentlmetU for legislative effect.
Pictures of the eVent now on the rounds
supply assuruncca thaCthe belated and
final funeral of Dqwager An was In all
inspects a tine tribute to a dead one.
Celestials of tho new regime made a
holiday of the event and pulled off a
procession long enough to console the be
John Sargoant Wise, vhpio death has
Just been announced, was the son of the
governor of Virginia when John Brown
was hanged nt "Harper's Ferry. He was
a soldier of tho confederacy from Bull
Run to Appomattox and was ono of tho
very few southerners who allied them
selves with tho republican party In tho
James M. Goldsberry. ?! years old, has
arrived In Leavenworth to visit his
father. Herman Gol'dsberry. an Inmate Of
the Soldiers' home, who is 108 years old
Charles Seymour of New Britain, Conn.,
who has passed his ninety-fourth birth
day. Is the oldest man In the city, and
probably the oldest Pythian In Connecti
cut. Last week he attended a meeting
of his lodge.
Hmtna Develaste of San Francisco
gained the honor of being, chosen as the
prettiest girl In California. .She will havo
her photograph on the poster for' the
I'ortola festival In October. Shells nt
Spanish descent and was bom In Los
Kansas City Star.
This country came through last season
"with the largest resources In 1U history.
It Is going forward Into a wonderful crop
year. All the conditions aro healthy. The
population Is larger than ever before.
With the Increase In wealth -people are
going to eat belter feod. Wear better
clothes and buy more freely of household
goods than thay ever did. That means
There 1 plenty of prosperity In Might
fpr evory bunos man who deserves
These arc obvious facts.!
Twice Told Tales
Power of Persnnslon,
Referring to prsuaslon, some time
Mnce, Senator Charlei Johnson of Maine
cited the foxlness of Mr. Smith as i
demonstration of Its easy accomplish
ment. Mr. Fmlth, so the senator said, had a
boy about 10 years of age. Near him
lived Mr, Jones, whose youngster was
JUst about ns old. One evening Mr.
Jones called on neighbor Smith to play
seven-up, and was amazed to see the
Smith kid digging Into arithmetic to
tf)Z2to the ciphers.
"And to think how that youngster of
yours was working at his sums," said
Mr. Jones afterward. "I can't get mine
within ten miles of an arithmetic."
"WI1II6 used to be the same way,"
smilingly replied Mr. Smith, "bilt papa
played ' foxy, arid now he Is enthusias
tic." "Played foxyT" wondr!ringty returned
Mr. -Jones, 'HoW' In the world did you
"I told him It he didn't study1 arith
metic," said Mr. 8mlth "he would never
be able to figure up base ball scores and
A Trareler'a Measnre.
John D, Rockefeller, Jr., was talking,
on his trip from Panama, about tips en
"There Is a fixed unit of tipping. $2.W
or, at least, .there 'Ujed to be," he said,
"before everything went up, nnd most
travelers go above-rather 'thah below the
"Travelers, as a class, are generous,
and at any rato I havo no patience with
the stewards and waiters who complain.
"A steward, on an ocean liner, once
said to me at the end of a voyage:
" 'Mr. Blano ain't worth much I can
" 'How can you tell?' said I.
" '0h,' he answered, 'It's easy for us
stewards to take a man's measure.'
" 'I suppose,' said I, 'you measure him
from tip to tip?' "
The Wny -jrlth Most of V.
Mayor Gaynor, 'at a dinner In New
York, discussed the arguments of a very
young ahd very cocksure lawyer.
"This young chap from the country,"
said the mayor, "would do well to follow
Instend of trying to lead older, wiser
rind more experienced men than himself.
Tho mayor sighed whimsically.
"Hdgho!" he .said "Some men never
have any respect tor gray hairs till after
they've acquired a few of their own."
' The Umbrella Test.
Attb'rney W. IT. Boyd can lose mors
urrlbt-cllas thart any Wan In Cleveland.
Time after time he blossoms forth,
equipped with 'a highly ornate and ex
ceedingly expensive umbrella and by the
Utile evening come there is -nothing left
but a disgusted look. . i -
' Ono rnlny day last week Boyd appeared
pa.fA far his luncheon And
sat at a table with Jnmcs A, N.ewkrlt
County commissioner imy. nu wuihh
Boyd was, desperately, clutching. new
"This doesn't belong to We," he an
nounced. "I borrowed.Jt and I don't In
tend .to lose, It." . . , i -
Tic It to the table leg." ThUmm lug-
geatedi . ,
"(Jet a waiter to hold It for you," Bl
rick volunteered. , , .
"Have 'em put It in the sAfe," New
Ih.m all. He nlaced the
umbrella on the floor and planted both
foot firmly upon It, to the hilarious de-
, t l. . - V. I f.U. Then. wVln llA ftn
Ished his lunoheon,, ho walked , away and
left it. Cleveland -News.
The World Moves
Wuchang. China, may soon establish
a municipal electric light" plant.
All the handcars of a large' southern
railroad are being .equipped with gaao-.
line motors. "
The telephone wires of the United
States nre long enough to make titty
lines to the moon.
There wero nineteen commercial fuel
briqu'ettlng plants In operation In the
United States last year.
A glass bottle bjowtng machine In
vented In Germany has a speed" of 1,000
bottles an hour, equal to the work of
550 expett glassblowers.
A prodtlct of Norway Is wood flour,
Which Js made from sawdust and comes
from clean spruce or pine logs which are
first freed from any particles of bark.
What Is declared to be the safest aero
plane yet built In France Is stabilised
automatically by the weight of the "pilot
and passengers acting as a pendulum.
Two Berlin publishers have devlssd a
scheme for combined telephone news
and musical service to bo supplied to
telephone subscribers for a monthly pay
ment of $1.23.
On Its way to the sea the water of a
river In southern California Is used three
times to produce power, thrloe for Irri
gation and at two points to supply mu
nicipalities in the usual way, all within
A striking clock can be made to sound
the hours on an electric bell in a dis
tant room by faftehlri'g wires and a hat.
tery to the striking hammer and clock
gong, the connection being made when
the hammer hits the gong.
Around the Cities
One hundred and sixty undesirable
saloons were refused a license In Balti
more, Boston has an army of lt.STS on the
city pay roll.
Unable to secure land for new cem
eteries, Vancouver, Wash., Is obliged to
double up In the old one, late arrivals
getting top seats.
Philadelphia marketed 13,(00,000 worth
of her i per cent municipal bonds at
home, without the assistance of the bond
A cloud of gnats visited Washington
last week and brought young and old up
to the scratch.
. Salem. Mass.. will give a pageant this
summer In celebration of tho history of
the town since IO0.
iPatersou, N. J., has acquired a repu
tation so unsavory that rocka are placed
on the Erie railroad tracks to compel
the train to hesitate In town.'
The latest development of Chicago's In
ventive skill centera In the "coroner's
cocktail," a liquid confection warranted
to do the business without the victim
knowing what hit hltr
More About "nilly" Sunday.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, la.. May 17. To
the Kdltor of the Bee: Having read of
an effort to bring Iiltly Sunday to Omaha
I should like to express my opinion of
such an act at such a time. The old say
ing, "Charity begins at home," should
Very much apply to your city since the
You could not afford to raise a fund to
bring tho national encampment of the
drand Army of the Republic to Omaha.
Ih which case you would have financial
help from the government. The thou
sands of people they would attract to
your city would leave, several thousand
dollars with you, which I know to be
true, having attended one of the encamp
ments. But you do not hesitate to bring
Billy Sunday, ratse a subscription to
build a tabernacle and. pay SuAday not
less than 13,000 for his time and popularity
and Imagine you are dotng a great good.
By. you, I mcdn the people Interested In
Where Is this money to come from?
Out of the pockets of tho merchants nd
working people of Omaha. You say the
churches. The churches are made up of
these people, who have Just given to a
great cause of suffering.
Billy Sunday gets the money, you get
I don't believe Omaha needs an evan
gelist right now. Your city had the
awakening of Its life In the demonstra
tion of tho Almighty Power March 23. It
seems to me tho money had better be ap
plied to your relief fund and give un
fortunate families an opportunity for a
new start In life. Let some other city
that needs Billy Sunday take him on
until you are financially better able to
pay his expenses. Let your charity be
gin at home. MRS. B. M. LEE.
Loophole fo- I.RTrmakers.
OMAHA, May 17.-To The Rdl
Bee: It Is to be regretted that the in-
uuenuai men or this city do not pub
licly voice approval of the attitude of
those members of the rhnrt.i- sa..i...
who aro trying to protect the people from
crnnKism. The men on the committed
Who are standing flrmlv In nnnntlftrtn in.
the proposal to Incorporate tho principle
oi me initiative and referendum Into the
new charter are entitled to a lot more
credit than they are receiving. There
arc a number of half-baked statesmen
In this town who are trying to make
df It. politically, a fools' paradjse.
To be brief, let me cite tho latest x
ample of tHe supreme folly of the refer
endum system. I refer to the action of
the late legislature on the question of
proposed removal of the state university
buildings from the downtown site out to
tho state form on the edge of Lincoln.
For months every member of the legis
lature had opportunities to view both
sites; to talk to all .the college men, to
city officials, and to prominent ctlxns;
to hear arguments In committee and on
the floor fpr and against either site.
They had, every opportunity in the world
to get complete Information upon which
to base their Judgment and to reach
true conclusions. As representatives of
the Peonle It wn their riniv n n ik.
they shirked that duty and. in order to
escape criticism, they resorted to the new
expedient, thus pursuing the line o least
resistance. But In shirking this Im
portant duty they did serious Injury to
I am sure that every intelligent man
must concur in the opinion that It Is
utterly Impossible for voters at tho bal
lot b0X tO MJM nn lh
( " ' - .w U UI1-
verslty location without having first per
sonally surveyed both sides. The Meg
tslature aska the voters to do nn Im
possible thing. It will be exactly like
a Jury finding a verdict without having
had on opportunity to hear the testi
mony. Tho melancholy fnatur nt ih.
case la that representatives of the peopls
can In. this way avoid, their duty, and
"Y resorupg. tq a bunglesome Process of
effecting legislation, escape the censure
which IS so richly deserved.
J. B. HAYNES.
The Loan. Shark Bill.
OMAHA, May. 18. To the. Editor of The
Bee: Ever since the passuge of the so
called "loan shark bill" by the' legisla
ture the loan men and pawnbrokers
eighty-five In number have been sitting?
Up nights to evolve, a scheme under which
they can ijtUI do business and remain Im
mune from the new law.
Falling In this, they decided to do the
next best thing, namely, to pool together
a large sum of money to employ' one of
the very best law firms In Omaha to
fight the constitutionality of tho new
law. It Is very evident thot these loan
men mean to leave no stone unturried,
when we stop to consider that one of the
members of this law firm has so distin
guished himself as a constitutional law
yer that he has been appointed assistant
to the attorney general of the United
Now, Mr. Loan Man, what do you tie
aire to accomplish hy having- this law
declared unconstitutional? If you have
been conducting your business In con
formity with the law as it was, you can
now chargo 2 per cent additional per year
together with (1 Inspection fee under the
law Just passed.
Were you conducting your business
within the law prior to the passage of
the new law? if so, you are benefited
nnd have no cause for complaint. But
you do complain and but for two reasons,
namely, the new law provides that you I
must keep an accurate record of all loans I
made, giving to each assignor und bor
rower a card on which shall be wrlit
tn Ink or typewritten or printed In Eng
lish the name of thn person, firm o:
corporation making such a loan, tliv
amount of the loan, the amount of In
terest charged, the amount of expense
charged and the time fur which such j
charge Is made; the date when the loan i
Is made and the date when payable; r.nd ;
shall also give the borrower a receipt for j
each payment of principal or Interest or
any other charge made on the loan, and
It any payment consists of principal and 1
Interest or any other charge, such a re-
celpt shall specify the amount of each. I
The loan offices and pawnbrokers of
the city of Omaha and those of the stale
of Nebraska refuse to give the borrower
a receipt showing the amount paid on
the principal and the amount paid on the
Ipterest or the amount paid on any other
Item. Anyone doing business wttli a loan
shark knows very well that they seldom
receive a receipt showing the amount
paid on their loans; how much of the
payment consisted of principal and the
amount received on tho Interest.
Under the law as it existed before the
passage of the bill In question the only
penalty the loan sharks were subjected
to was the forfeiture of their entire In
terest. This risk they were willing to
take, because the risk was so small In
comparison to their chance of succeeding
In their charge of from 100 to 300 per cent f
Interest t'nder the law as It exists to
day the loan men charging a greater rate
of Interest than 1 per cent a month and !
a larger fee than II for Inspection Is sub-
Jected to forfeiture of his license; for
feiture of Interest; forfeiture of his prin
cipal, and In addition thereto, a fine of
not less than tGO nor more than IS0Q, or
bo Imprisoned In tho county Jail not lei
than sixty days or not moro than six
months, or both such fine and Imprison
ment. As can be plainly seen, the object
of this law Is not to Injure the loan men
who nre endeavoring to conduct their
business within tho law, but It Is to put
out of business the men who deliberately
violate the law at every turn. The only
purpose that these men can have In pool
lhg together to attack tho constitution
ality of the law as It stands todny li In
order that they may continue robbing the
poor people of their hard earned dollars
and escape fining" and penal servitude.
As In all other laws In which a reforma
tion of evil practice Is effected, It docs
not meet with tho approval of the men
whose unlawful business Is being curbed.
However, as In tho most of these laws of
reformation, when the loan men arc
finally whipped Into line and. required
to observe the spirit nnd the letter of
the low. they will be compelled to admit
its merit, for It not only protects the bor
rower, but the honest loaner as well.
Representative from Douglas County.
THES OIRLS OF 0UES.
Teacher Now. Patricia, what Is a com
PAtrlRln T flnn't ln.w ma'.in. T t,.
common, It doesn't move' in our set. Life.
There s a foreign couple, .living. In the
rlat next door to us, and they aro simply
n torment to my wife."
''TlnU nl in lnxAdantli .-a
v -1 , i nonutij i niiu ono wun i
understand a word of It." Louisville
'I walked tho floor for three hours with
a sick child last night," said the faithful
"Did It finally go to sleep?"
"Yes, but not till my wife's mother took
charge. She told me to quit walking the
THSO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT
THE WESTERN UNION
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. Intelligible Answers
-;r- : -:0 'Questions
,-To. the loyman railroad business is techni
cal. He does hot understand its compli
cations; he resents the "red tape"; tariffs,
time tables, classifications and operation
are puzzles." -When, imparting information
to patrons Great Western employes never
assume superiority, display impatience,
or answer questions in technical terms.
Use the Great Western to St. Paul and
Minneapolis. Night train leaves Omaha
8tl0 p. m. and lands you in the Twin
Cities when the new day begins. St.
Paul 7:30 a. m.j Minneapolis 8:05 a. in.
. Day, train leaves Omaha 7:45 a. m ar
rives St. Paul 7:20 p. m., Minneapolis
7:59 p. m. Fastest day service.
P. P. BON6RDEN, C. P. & T. A
1022 Farnam t,, 'Omaha. Phono Doug. 800-
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"7" atouoaaia, Aaaiataal Qea'l Paaa. Ammt
floor with the child That was what Ir
ritated it Washington Star
"Nell-Has Maude always been cross-
CTBelie-No; some fellow once told her ah
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way from constantly looking at It.-Phli-adelphla
His Fiancee (finding her younger sister
ensconced on her young man s knee)
Why. Mabel, aren't you ashamed of your
self? Get down!
Mabel-Shan' t! I got here first. Lon
don Opinion. , . ,
"What are you whooping about, there
On the back porch?" ,
"Henry, you know I havo Joined the
girl scouts." , . . , ,
"Well, what are you trying to do Imi
tate a mouse?" ,
"That's our distress call for .a cook."
"Maxle Onyway says she mokes her
husband pay her a dollar every time he
kisses her. She's saving for a limousine.
"Now. If she'd only adopted a similar
plan before she rrtet Gayway, sho might
havo had a wholo garage." Judge.
If you have a gift to give,
Give it nowl "
Just a simple little flower.
Given In some darksome hour .
Has a wondrous magic power
To cheer the heart..
If you have a smile' to give,
Glvo It nowl
It may banish every trace
Of worry from a tired face.
And bring contentment In the place
If you've loving words to speak.
Say them nowl
While tho ears are quick to hear
Words of comfort, words of cheer;
Speak them loudlyl Never fear
If you'.ve a kindly deed to do,
Do It now!
While a' friend can understand . ,
And rejoice. Don't stay the hand
Until tho last grains of life's sand
Are running low.
Each one has but one life to Jive.
Live It now!
Scatter love along the way,
Right and left, and day by day,
That blesslngH In the future may
Bloom for you.
Omaha. -DAVID J. RITCHIE.
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