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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1913.
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ctia-fted bs often mm requested.
: The now tariff schedule K J la
tended to shrink tho Wool trust,
October has bcon trying to maka
July, August and Boptombor
ashamed ot themsolvos. .
No wondor thoso base ball! pitch
era got the notion they aro the whole
j Of courso, tho Japaneso question
'Is still aUyo, How could anything
be dead about such a nation?
Tho New York Giants' captain,
Iwbo comes from a town called
iDreese, ought to be a-swift boy,
i -, -
Tho blackmailer Would not got.
vany rfar without tho aid and abot
Uag f a certain speolea.ofawyors.
i A "diagram demonstrating JubI
what is "sbamoloea danclne" and
vrhat iB "ahawef tfl, -dancing" might
b helpful. ,
The pretence of much ta&Kolnx til
the St Lottto VolirfophWtl, ilf
Vtnerted. Ye. but"'th'rj wfe;?rio'
' too muca lociaium in tne cur
xpcjr measure to please "Jim" Hill.
iTso tench Dryanlsm in it to please
nburNebraska "democratic, senator.
Not at All Neoemry.
Still, to our mind It is hardly
necessary for tho governor ot tho
groat state of Nebraska to worto sido
by sido with convicts to prove his
devotion to tho cause of good roads.
At any rate, it does not striko us as
calculated to add anything, to the
dignity of what is supposed to bo an
ozalted office conferred by tho suf
frages of tho poo pie.
tjxbJ)ay in Omaha1
COMFIUP IHDM SEE nitS
Into the Discard.
Crash! The old' roller towel,
which, like "my grandfather's
clock," hung -upon the wall for
ninety years,, moro or less, has fallon,
and, we doubt not, broken into frag
ments. You think a towol could
not break 7 Then you havo not seen
roller towels at their bestr or tholr
worst. It took nothing short ot an
oxecutlve order from the White
House to dlslodgo this ancient friend
from' its accustomed place, resi
dent Wilson .thus Btrlkos . a direct
bjow at an ubiquitous old crony, who
for ages has been tho butt of dur
jokes, many mlldowed with age.
It is 'doubtless a "good .riddance
of bad; rubbish," ot courso, but what
puzzles us is, why, with so many
alert monitors of physical safoty so
long on the Job why did it remain
for- tbo president to striko down this
anciont purveyor of dirt and geroiB?
The wonder is that in the courso of
the crusado for clean and right liv
ing it did not go years before. Yet
wo aro witnessing only now an at
tack on that other reservoir of
germs, the finger bowl, which, with
the roller towel, should go, and so
also should many other public
niunaceB. -How, for example, about
tho tumblers' -and' glasses and dlshos
and spoons usdd! by tho highly pa
tronized soda ,fountalp, and,, indeed,
tho same things, used in. tho saloon
bar? Docs anyono boliovo that the
careless littlo shaking in wator thoy
.get botwoon acryces really cleans.?
. It' in lt perfect accord with the
(eternal fitness of things for Senator
iBheppard of Texas to havo cham
,plon64' eheop industry during the
i A brother editor up the state mis
took a bottle ot photograph devel
, oper Tor grapejuice ith almost fatal
; mulls. Must havo been mighty
f Ye4. but It will take at leasj. a
'.preponderance of t evidence to prove
"that -it real tornado can bo roamfng
at large in, these parts as ate as the
aonttj of October,
; "Safety first is a good maxim,"
observes the Philadelphia Ilocord.
'it. must be to havo fought its way
; to the front in the management of
big railroads against such odds.
Judge Parker declares that Sulxer
is not fit to be governor. A dis
tinguished democrat ono said that
Judge Parker was not fit to be pres
ident. It's a great game, this game
of polities, ;
Tho aocjont. and honorable sport
iOf, fencing is said to hare recurred as
a new phase of recreation in Wash
ington. Yes, wo notice that a ceis
tain democratic senator Is at swords'
.Points with tho administration.
Another college professor has
knocked a home run, and marked up
ihls score with an appointment as gov
ernor of Porto Rico. With the help
of President Wilson, these coltego
amateurs aro pljlng up a great bat
Oh, What a Change!
:, Is our . gre&.t. . reform democratlo
sheriff framing up to excuse his
fnlluro to redeem his high-sounding
prome8 on tho ground that the
County board decline's to furnish hiin
with-automobiles on' demand?
It lookB that way.
But tho .sheriff has about as much
need for an autqmobtfe for the per
formance of his duty aa he"haB for an
airship, for he can rjde on-th&. street
ears to South Omaha, East Orriaha,
Florence and . Benson, and ho' can
cover, the whole 'contral portion, of
Omaha by a half-mile-walk in knv
fliteclidn frora'fals office-in thf court
.fcntiaa. V - ' '
Vhe&Hfcsh.eria stkrttA'i io fast
ttnd "furfous he did not roq&)retyu
mobiles to transport his raiding par-
ties. But things have changed, or,
ratner, the muff has been called.
Beally a National Game,.
ior nearly a wook tho nations as
one :man, baa? stood, first on 'one
foot, thon on tho other) witix .oars
and. oyes.lntont upon a .certain little
electrical -conveyor known,- -as the,
telegraph, awaiting in common tho'
same bit of nqws.
"Who's, pitching ifor New York?"'
"Who'.in.ao box for tho-AthloU
les?" "Anything doing this in
ning?" "Ob, you Bakori" "That-a-boy,
Mottr, you can do lt"
"What's the scbro?" '
During the post-season world'B
series;, more than any bthr time, we
got tho forco of fact that base ball
Is, indeed,' our national 'game, and a
glorious ono for that. Anything
that so unKies foellngB and interests
of a widely-spread peop!6' must havo
a profound effect upon tholr hora.o-;
goneity, t and what alnglo magnot
prpduces that effect, quite Jfko baso
ball? Prom Wall street to lied1
Lodge,, lont, yes, ovum, toJthe reJ"
molest sawmill in th pregon for
oBts, stocks and bonds must dear thu
track for tho scoro of tho game,"
which at this season has absolute
right-of-way over the ticker airline.
There is nothing llko it. Hall to
(ho pennant! Long may sho- wave
o'er the, land of the freehand home
of the p'avql it is American in
spirit and In deed and helps America
in 1U wplcome task of compounding
here in this laboratory of domocracy
the concroto world citizen.
As Illustrating the. .wonders of
modern, medical sc(once,. a Nebraska
boy -with a dislocated neck has been
fixed up and put on the road to re
covery, Had he. been suffering
from a. swelled head It would have
been more aerious.
If Prophet John Alexander Dowla
intends to "come back," u ho and
bis faithful followers predicted, ho
should hurry before the creditors of
nls estate carry out their tbretft to
lay violent bands on his $100,000
The theory of the wisdom of coun
selling youtbg in time on the solec
tion of a vacation seems sound, but
aiow&bont the practice when it comes
to convincing a sturdy lad who thlnka
he oujbt to be a doctor Uiat he
would make a dandy blacksmith?
Thirty Years Ago
The democratic Hon and the republican
Jarr.b laid down together by combined
action of each nominating; the same can
didates, Judge Neville and Judge
JVakeley, for ro-etecUon.
Prominent offloera of the Pennsyl
vania railroad aro in Omaha to confer
on commission business, among them B,
A. Ford, general paanengcr agent: C, W.
LAdema, assistant passenger agent at Chi
cago; J. M, Cheeaboro, assistant general
passenger agent of the Vondalla line at
Bt Louis, and E. W, Morrow of Pittsburgh.
Qoneral Howard haa engaged to write
romlnlsconces of the war for tho National
Miss Mabel Woodard was the victim
at an enjoyable surprise party at her
residence In tho north part of town last
evening. Among those present were
Misses Hattlo Long, Julia Scott, Mertle
Estes, Anna Btolder, Annto Christopher
son, Mamie Ostrom, Annie Connoyer,
Katie Burrls, Annie Mott and Messrs.
Jerry Louak, George. A. Goodwin, John
Umporson, Allle Dell. Herman MoICenno,
Charlie Ostrom, 'John Bcott and Charlie
Mrs. 3, Stozensperger of Cleveland Is'
visiting her son, J. jc Stozensperger, at
his residence, lio North Eighteenth street.
Rev. Alexander Allen, and bride are
guests of Rev. Robert Doherty.
. Hiss LJixle Calderwood, who hxs been
pursuing her muslqal studies In Boston,
bos returned to Omaha to reside here.
Twenty Years Ago
For grand chancellor of the XnlghU of
Pythias, whose grand lodge was In ses
sion, W. A. ZMlworth of Hastings seemed
to be In tbe lead of the race, with Fred
J. Sackett Ot Omaha close second.
. The famous .Boston National jeague
team beat the Alt-Ameriean Stars at the
local base ball park In a corklns; good
game, I to 0, The oppostnc lineups were:
Boston, Herman Long, shortstop; Lowe,
second base: Tommy McCarthy, left field;
Btlvltts, xehterflsld; Nash, third, base)
Tucker, first base; Carroll, right field)
Ganzel. catcher: kid Nichols, pitcher. All
Hiara. ummy Hoy, center tleld; Farrell,
.third bsie. Davis shortstoD: Jaka iwv.
Jey, first base: Jim O'Rourke. rltht flMil!
SCell'ey, left field; Jimmy Manning second
base: Klttridge, catcher; Carsoy pitcher.
It waa something of a pitchers battle,
each side being held to five hits. Herman
Long and Dummy Hoy mode two-bac-gers.
Kid Nichols made one hit and one
run aa additional contributions t6 the
victory, which his great pitching helped
Here woe a ticket for the city election
put out by the democrats: For mayor,
Jeff W. Bedfdrd:' comptroller, John T,
Evans : clerk, William Wakeley; treaa
urer, Charles W. Thompson: police Judge,
Henry M. Morrow; councllmen-at-large,
William Neve, Johp Lenjly, Charles E.
Little, Albert Cahn. Walter Molse, Rob
ert Holmes, Ed HoWell, 3. Burktey, H.
It Salisbury! Board of Education, Bey.
mour Smtth, Roy. John Williams, Fred
B, Lowe, a W. Iteed, Charles R. Sher
man. These Omaha cduples'-'ilecided ihev
would no longer tread llfe jonely'ihlgh
-....B.viitucw, ' jbo procurea mar
riftoe'MieejUesi.'.Ayam Waybrighi '"ana
Nolllo Johnson' JUnry Hoescher and
Frandea Guntlnr. John Buck and Mrl
In' Other Lands
Ten Years Ago- '
John Frank Richardson, district suner.
lntenderit of the Pullman Bfcitnpany, d.led
(At Ws -aoine, . tOU North '"Thlrty.nlnth
street, of cerebro hemorrhage, t.' tK age
of is. Ha had been In poor. health -for a
long time. and. ten days before his. death
reiurnca irom wt -vacation' In Wyoming-
owing muon worse. Mr. Richardson,, who
lind' resided lrt Omaha f6r twelve years,
left a wlW and Infant son. J
WM.R..D'. Allen, formerly of Omaha, it
was announced, was now associated with
Perry 8. Heath aa assistant general man
ager in tho publication of a Halt ijiir
Dr. William ' P. SlocurJ, "president 'of
Colorado college, mode an addrsu
KounUo Memorial Lutheran church,
under the auspices of the Younc Men'.
Christian association on "ThQ Influence
ot the Bible on American Life." -
orn Murray, -Known to- Omaha for
neany pny years, died at the cottage of
Mrs,, Jphnsen at Thjrtoenth and Frxl.
encis sirocis. ajrs. Johnson won for
years employed by. Muniy in- the palmy
o nis me wsiore his fortune van-
lak.il V . . ... . t
tcucu. ia once ownea much' property
In and; about v Omaha, the site of -the
Murray hotel. ISO !icr.i in ih
of -Rivervtew- parte and I.Cft) acres of
good farm land In the western nart of
Douglas counts, lie
honest n all his dealings,' according to
nose wnp icnowTiim and once possessed
a fortMrje, they sold; It Jjitxi.ooo.
, Tho importers, with from ?100,-000,000-"to
Hl50;0(l0,d0 worth of
gpods waiting in bonded warehouses
for lower duties, had noar-hoart fall
uro whenMt was pfonosod o makd
the old tariff rates apply to all Imtor
(ntipns already in the -country. Had
those ungrateful democrats protected
tbe treasury by such a saving clause
the importers would not have been
able to get back several. fold multi
plied the libers'! contributions they
had made to tbe Wilson campaign
Charles H, Urasty of Baltimore
pleads for a change In the constitu
tion, Thero have been seventeeen
changes as time and conditions have
required, 'but. what's the constitution
between frlenos, anyway?
Tim Honrs Impend.
With three partita putting up candi
dates for president of Mexico, It looks
as If there might be a real election. But
the vital question Is whether the three
candidates mean two insurrections after
People Talked About
After ari elaborate debate t)je house of
representatives has decided that It Is bet
ter for a girl to learn to cook a biscuit
than play the piano.
The supreme, court of v Wisconsin de
cide that a, man. who rides. in an auto
mobile on the Invitation of another takes
his own risk and cannot .recover dam.
ages for personal Injuries.
The Public Ledger of ' Philadelphia
claims that tho, largest-income tax, l!)5,.
00O, tu be coleoted fixjm any American,
will be paid by a woman at that city.
Probably the woman who Inherited the
Miss Eva Leon Dotthell of New Tork
City, lias been eight months In Jerusalem
organising a settlement of American
nurses (or district work among the poor,
and founding a household school, In which
the girls ot Jerusalem are being taught
domestie Bclenee.' Nathan Straus gave the
money that was needed for the work.
Miss Gotthell was chosen to organise the
work because besides French, English,
Qrman and Italian she speaks Arabic
and Spanish, the main languages used In
Evidently they have the same sort ot
"hello girls" In Germany that we have,
but there they art government employes,
and therefore It la dangerous to be rude
to them. The prince of Wrede found
that he had committed "beamptenbe
leldlgung" In speaking violently when he
did not get proper strvlc. It was ad
mitted that the service waa bad, but It's
that crime wltt a long name to be rude
to an employe ot 4he irovcrnment. and
Jthe prince had to py P.
The Steam nnllcr In Chlnn.
As a slate maker and chief engineer
of a steam roller, President Tuan Shi
Kal of the Chinese republto hasn't muoh
to learn from political manipulators of
ine Occident His election as president
for a full five-year term was conducted
with delicate regard for the formalities
of the occasion. Several ballots were
taken, each swelling the total as planned,
until the victorious two-thirds majority
proclaimed him the Victor amid the cus
tomary besom of enthusiasm. The so-
nnllftfl 1nAnnAfinft nnrt nt u-hfrh Sun
Tat Sen was supposed to be the tender.
does not appear to have cut any figure
tn the contest. The crushing of the abor
tive rebellion In ihm nu(hrn nrnvtnrca
left Tuan master of the situation, and.
maae nis election msviiaDie. I'Tom tne
moment Tuan nhuntcd the Manchu
dynasty to the sidetrack and grasped the
reigns of government nt Peking, his has
been tho master hand at the helm of the
republic. Though many observers char.
aoterlze him as a selfish schemer, a dou
ble-dealer, and a betrayer of confidence
for Dower. In the many nernlexlnir diffi
culties that have arisen since the republic
was launched. President Tuan has dem
onstrated uncommon ability, capacity
and courage. "With a five-year lease of1
power to develop Tils policies, European
governments seeking favors will have to
deal "with one of he shrewdest and
smoothest Chinamen that ever shuffled a
Frnttlen Hncrlflor of Mfr.
The policy of excluding newspaper cor
respondents from battlefields Inaugurated
by Japan in the war with nunMn wn
enforced more rigorously on the Bul
garian siae or tne war with Turkey. At
the beginning of the war a flock of cor
respondents, good, bad and !nrilfrrn.
gathered at Sofia, seeking permits to
accompany the armies. Only one secured
the necessary permit, an Austrian army
lieutenant representing the Vienna
Relchspost. His letters, thouch attract
ing wide publicity for a while, were soon
distrusted because of their apparent bias
and lnaccbrncy. The result Is that Bul
garia s policy of secrecy leaves the hu
mlllated nation without one impartial
history of its triumph! from Mustapha
x-asna to Tcnataija. Thus the war is
robbed of the fabric of heroics corre
spondents are WOnt to wuiva nrmmH h
dashing charges, the gallant artillery
duels, the bravery of 'assaulting columns,
and the many other ways of "plucking
glory from the cannon's mouth." Unflke
most former wars equipped with press
agents, tho Bulgarian victories had on
the spot no artist to draw a picture of
Its triumphs In prose or poetry. Instead
of the romantlo colors of battle scenes
and' tho Inspiring shouts of vietnrv. th.
world la given but the gaunt skeleton of
uuiganan tragedies. The minister of
war nt Sofia makes the exhibit, namely,
44.S93 killed, 1M,K wounded, while seventy-one
officers and 7,'673 men are ached
ulod as missing In the two years. The
figures are a terrible commentary on
Bulgaria's fruitless' sacrifice of life.
Braver of the Greeka.
JOCOb Gould tehlirmnn
Cornoll university, who was In the the
ater of tha later war among the Balkan
alHes pays warm tribute to the valor of
tho' 'Greek soldiers. Mr. Schurman trav
eled tnm Bona, the- Bulgarian capital;
to Haionikl lust aa tha Oiwk on tii,i.
'garlon armies fought the battlo of IClll-
kis, Which the Qreks won at a cost of
10,000 killed and wounded. "Greece haa
practically doubled Its area and popula
tion," said Mr, Schurman to a New Tork
Interviewer. "Its success has been due
to the valor of lteeoldlers, the military
genius of King Consttlntlne and tho capa
ble administration of Prime Minister
Vonlielos. It had promised Its allies at
the beginning of the war to put 115,000
soldiers In tho field. It actually had SCO,
COO, and this, number If .retained In the
war with Bulgaria. I think tho modern
Greek soldlo'rs were as brave and heroic
as yielr.anctora who fought at Mara
thon and. Salami King Constantino, I
suppose, Is tho one monarch In. the world
capable pt leading tho,- ,rmlns of his
country In tjme of war. Prlrao Minister
Vonlxolos has shown himself " a.- states
man and administrator of the first rank.
Woro active-In ono of the great coun
tries," V.havp no doubt.he would be a
dominant, 'International character."
WeVlth of Nations.
Some enlightening statistics of notional
wealth havo been published with official
auction In Berlin and London. The ag
gregate wealth ot Germany, computed by
Karl lielfforton, director of the Deutsche
bank, Berlin, Is placed at from (76,000,
000,000 to r8.C00.0OO.00O. The wealth of
Frahce aggregates JSO.000,000,000, that of
England from 157,000,000.000 to ICS, 000,000,000.
and that of the United States I12I.0X),
000,000. Franco Is given first rank In per
capita wealth with $1,425: England, sec
ond. tl.SSSf United States, third, JI.K0;
and Germany, fourth. $1,100. The maxi
mum annual Incomes of the German
people Is placed at $10,000,000,000. and tholr
savings total $1.000,O,b00 a year. A
compilation Issued by the British -Inland
Review commissioners Bho'ws 'that there
ore. In tho United Kingdom '150 persons
with annual Inoomes over $JT5,000, flfty
slx persons are enjoying Incomes ot
tSSV.OOO, thirty-seven have Incomes be
tween $3S,000 and $33.000, and stxty-slx
pull down $500,000 ,a year. In the last
ten years death duties have been paid
on elghty-ono estatw each valued at
$3,000,CQJ on over. The Investment ot)
British- capital In foreign countries In
lBll-UT 4-lofded $819,473,335, an Increase ot
$150,000,f00 .In six years. ;
Extended Frnnqhlne In Italy,
Special interest" attaohes tc the general
election to be' held tn Italy the lost of
October under ' the new franchise law,
which docs away with the educational
and property qualifications of citizenship,
Ttic, taw opens tha polls to all males over
the age of it not convicted r a crime
and who -have served In the army and
navy. By this means the number of
electors Is Increased from about 3.000,000
to-fl.000.000. Of theoe one-third are wholly
Illiterate. As a means of assisting these
Illiterates to vote 'right, If not often, can
ddatei are permitted to use either some ,
special algn or their photographs. No
material changes. In the alignment ot
partler Is anticipated from the great In
crease In electors. The present position
of the Glollttt government Is too strong
and the opposition too feeble to make on
overturn possible. The sentiment of grat
itude for the ministry which enlarged the
franchise very naturally will offset any
defectlou of the educated and property
holding classes opposed to the reform.
Regardless of what the outcomo ot the
first olectlon may be. the task before the
cation Is to educate Its new citizens to
"What did the doctor tell you today
about old Uncle Jake's condition?"
"Ha was telling us that his mean tem
perature was "
"Telllntr VOU about hi m.nn tmrwrs.
lure, was ner
to. golnc. to the Dolls In all sorts of
Weather she'll do as she pleases "abSUt
ju- wasnington etar.
Dunn nnd Hermans A Rejoinder.
OMAHA, Oet. lO.-To the Editor of The
Bee: May I once more aak you for
ipace In your paper In order to answer
Mr. A, t. Meyers gentlemanlike reply
to my little article?
As to tho merits or demerits of the
Danlsh-Geiman war, I will dismiss It
as being ot no special Interest to Omaha
Inhabitants so I will take my mind
away from the old sore that never heals
and proceed to explain to Mr. Meyer
that by a native American I mean not
only tho descendants of the Puritans, but
oven' man and woman born In this
country, may they be or German or any
other parentage; and I think It Is only
proper for us adopted citizens to take
our examples from them and admire them
for their generosity In extending to us
the right ot citizenship and to furnish
us In most Instances, with better homes'
and more pleasant surroundings than we
enjoyed In our native land, I also feel
that we adopted citizens stand on tho
same level and are the equals ot each
other, no matter .from whence wo come
and that It would not be right lo ask
the rest of us to take our examples from
the Germans especially.
I did not find any fault with the Ger
mans, nor did I try to belittle their nat
ural greatness, which stands undisputed,
nor did I question their well known love
of personal liberty, with which 1 am, my
self, In hearty sympathy, but right here
let us remember that the cradle of liberty
was rocked in this country and that the
Germans did not bring It over with them.
Hoping that this will satisfy Mr. Meyer,
and considering it aa my lost word In
this controversy, I am
Hits the Ilnll'a-Ere.
OMAHA, Oct 10.-TO the Editor of The
Bee: That article of yours about the
crooked lawyers hit the bull's-eye. Keep
up the good work. M.
Objects to the Term "Graft."
SOUTH OMAHA, Oct 9.-To the Editor
of Tho Boo: I have noticed a number ot
times this year that you have spoken In
the columns of Tho Bee of the "graft"
of the County Fair association. I do not
know what you mean by that, but would
.like to find out The .members ot the
Fair association, of course, are wide'
awake and fully able to take care of
themselves. But someone lost week
Btated that you mean the exhibitors. If
you mean tbe exhibitors, I for one
"rebel" against such statements as to the
When we jro to the expense and take
tno time to prepare our exhibits for the
county fair, whether those exhibitors are
poultry, horses, hogs, cattle, Llamas, po
tatoes, squashes and othor farm products,
I do not see why anybody should object
to our Retting the small premiums that'
do not much more than cover our actual
cash expenses of taking them to and
from the carnival grounds.
The county exhibit was not mentioned
in the papers enough.- for It was one ot
the best exhibits ever seen In. Douglas
county, and the fair association ought to
be congratulated on the fine exhibit I
do not consciously feel that I am a
grafter In getting' a few 'little 50-cent and
$1 premiums that will be paid to me for
exhibiting some of my fine poultry at
tho county fair. Nor do I think any of
the wideawake' farmers,- who made- their
fine exhibits after such en unfavorable
Booson feel that they are grafters.
V. A. AGNEW.
NoteA case Is pending which Is ex
pected to develop the disposition of these
Thnt'n nn hewn. 17.v..v.
body who knows Uncle Jake knows that
ne nasn t anytning about him that Isn't
mean." Baltimore American.
"So you told that mule for $S?"
"Yas." replied Krastu Plnkley. "H
kept a-beatln me down an' a-beatin'
me down, till finally I Jest sold him
de mule at his own price. I dldn'
want to miss do chance of de mule's
turnln' loose an' klckln' dat man's
stingy head clean off Mm." Washington
"These restaurants are full of unscrup
ulous characters," .
"They warn you to watch your hat
"And while I was watching my hat and
coat somebody stole my pork chop."
"Well, there's ono thing I will say In
favor of, the hata and gowns of the
"They're every bit as Mnny and gro
tesque. as the pictures In the fashion
magazines show them to be." St. Louis
"So your wife wants to voter
"No," replied aii. aiuekiun. ".fin
wants tho right to vote. When It comes
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
This time of year, when woods appear
Wrapped In a smoky haziness.
When moro and more our limbs ore- tor
With Monday morning laziness)
Close to the ground my body's bound,
But feeble my resistance Is
Against the wind that sweeps my mind
Acoss the misty distances.
And so, while I In quiet lie,
The bonds of sleep unraveling,
My spirit, stirred, flees as a bird
Beyond the meadows traveling;
Pours Its new wine before the shrine
That duller souls would call a tree.
Where dryads wake, and smiling take
The .fruits of Its idolatry!
Then up and on to meet the dawn.
And swifter than a swallow wing
To dip In streams where frosty gleams
The mist of morn are following;
Where floating downs from thistle crowni
On Journeys wild and windy go
To flutter where the frosts prepare
Tho wild grape's gTeen and indigo.
Here where the rills baptize the hills
New to all eyes or here, amid
The ancient lands whore lorir-dcad hand!
Built cenotaph and pyramid.
My spirit flies! My body lies.
A snared bird that has lost her moor
All drearily, all wearily,
And snuggles In the ostermoori
Editorial Pen Points
Indianapolis News: If the government's
theory ot profits be correct you mlghtv
relieve some of the strain next summer
by planting the back, yard with popeprn.
St Louis Republic: And now a witness
says that Eulzer tried to get Boss Barnes
to help htm. The closer you' scrutinize
Sulzer the more he looks like a counter
feit BllL " . ,
Washington Post: Mr. Barnes of New
Tork cannot be other than touched by
the tlioughtfulness' of the .colonel An ele
vating him to the ' Ananias clufr at the
lost hurried moment
Houston Post: An Omaha waiter
fainted In a restaurant becaute a guest
asked for a glass of plain water. We
(eel sure that It was come Itinerant
Texan who surprised this nervous servitor.
Pittsburgh. Dispatch: We can't have
too much of the machinery of education,
so long as It is sensible; yet the very
richness of It leads to wonder how our
forefathers got on only a few years ago
before the free school was Invented.
New Tork World: "The prison sys
tem," Bays Thomas Mott Osborne, "Is
a form of slavery." True, and It Is
recognized by the Constitution of the
United States and the Constitutions ot all
the states. It s a kind ot slavery, that
may be easily avoided.
Chicago Record-Herald: Paul Polret,
the Frenchman who tells 'the women"
what they must wear, says the skirt will
have to go. What a horrible thing it
would be If Paul were to get up grouchy
some morning and decide that women
might not wear any clothes at alL
The men are onery cases and they chew
tobacco and idrlnk booze. But they don't
borrow each other's hair when they want
to go down town.
Barnum collected a lot of freaks In hta
time. -But he never ran across a man
who would admit that he waa being paid
more than he was worth.
Maybe It Is Just as well that the styles
change every now and then. Can you
Imagine a girl wearing an 1RQ hoop skirt
trying to sit down In a 1913 street cart
Before he gets her he thinks two can
live aa oheaply as one because she pecks
daintily at food and doesn't eat enough
to keep a butterfly alive. But after he
gets her the grocer and the butcher gvt
alt the money he was going to put In
A woman will get mad all over If father
wants to take her somewhere end wants
to leave the children behind. And after
she takes the children out and gets home
she will always say: "The next time I
go anywhere with this hunch ot brats
tagging to me I hope someone will have
my head examined." Cincinnati Enquirer.
Why No! Some of It lor You?
640 Acres! Obtainable Under the Kin
kaid Homestead Law
Opening North Plalfe Feres! Reserve 335,114 Acres
(irthar and Grant Counties, Nebraska)
Fori Niefcrara Military Reserve 44,480 Acres
(Cherry Coaaty, Nebraska)
Register at North Platte, Neb
' fdtfeer 13 t October 25, laclisive
Drawlag Will Be Heli at North Platte,
Nebraska, October 28, 1913.
Save the Expense of Two Registrations
Tho President's proclamation of September 30, .
1918, revokes hia proclamation of March 1, 1913,
and enables all applicants who are qualified for
registration, and who wish to register at both of
these. openings, to save the expense of two regis
trations by registering at one place. 1
Full information concerning the above, includ
ing a copy, of .the bulletin issued by the Depart
ment of the Interior, also railroad fares, routes,
etc., free for the asking. ,
REMEMBER -that, if -you should, not be for-' ;
tunate enough to draw a farm, you can buy
choice irrigated and non-irrigated land, "not in
the North Platte Forest Reserve, at reasonable
priccB, at soveral points on tho North Platte
road between O'Fallon's and Haig, Nebraska,
Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad between
0 'Fallons and Haig, Nebraska, either on the crop -payment
plan, or on easy cash payments and long
time. See our local agents at Liewellen, Oshkosh, ( .
Broadwater, Norhport, or Goring, or writo'.to
Daily (except Sunday) passenger train
service between North -Platte and Haig,
ll. A. SMITH
Coloaizallon and Iodastrlal Agent
Ur8h Pacific Rallread Company,
Boom 103, UaUa Paclllc Headquarters.
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