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TIIK BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1913.
HE OMAHA DAILY BEE
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VICTOR. UOSlSWATKH, BDlTOIt.
Ui:B UriMMNQ, FAltNAM AND lfflt-
l.ntered at Omaha postoffico as second
r TJ1UI8 OF BU1JSCIUPT10N.
i Sunday Bee, one year (2.00
Saturday Bee, one year 1-M
Dall Bee, without Sunday, one year.. 4.00
Ually Bee, and Sunday, one year tM
dkijIvkhud by uauhier.
lcnlng and Sunday Bee, per month. ..40o
Kvrnlnp;. without Sunday, per month... Sc
Oally Bee, Including Sunday, per mo..C6c
Dally Bee, without Sunday, per month.tSo
Andreas all complaints of irregularities
in deliveries to City Circulation Dept.
l.emlt by draft, express or postal order,
i a able to The Beo Publishing company,
only I.i'ent stamps received In payment
of smalt accounts. Personal checks, ex
cept on Omaha and eastern exchanges,
Omaha-Thc Bee Utilldlng.
.outh Omaha-aiS N Street.
ounril Blurfs 14 North Main Street.
llmoln-26 Little BulldlnR.
i hlraRo Ml lleartst Building.
New York Boom 1106, 2S6 Fifth Avcnuo.
St I.uuls SOS New Bank of Commerce.
Washington-? Fourteenth St., N. W.
CO B B lifl PON I) KNC13.
omtniinlcntioni rotating to news ond
editorial matter should be adressed
Omaha Bee, KcUtorlal Department.
btate of Nebraska. County of DourUs, s.:
Dwlght Williams, circulation manager
of The Beo Publishing company, being
duly sworn, says that the average dally
circulation for the month of November,
laiJ, waa M.0SS. DWldllT WMLI-JAMfl,
Subscribed In my prcsenco and sworn
to before me this 3d day of December,
1511 ROBERT Hl'NTER,
(Beat) Notary Public.
Snbarrlbers leaving the city
temporarily ahonlil luive The lice
mailed (o 4hrm. Addrraa will lie
clungcd na often mm requested.
, One gllmp8o of Suntji CInuB makos
the whole world kin.
The belated early Christmas slio"'
j)cr will now havo to hustlo.
Captain Anson continues to hit
above .3 00 "In the Vnudovlllo league.
"rnscttlcd weather" for tho week.
Why, of rourso, It 1b Christmas week.
It will not scorn liko Kansas City
with no Dr. Hyde trial In progress or
The Policy of Negotiation.
Praising the administration's
treaty of poaco with tho Telephone
trust, the vice president of the talk
and ticker combine terms It a "policy
of negotiation." If this correctly do
scribes tho democratic plan for deal
ing with Infractors of tho anti-trust
law, then it rreansthat Instead of
prosecutions as heretofore, Instead of
suits to compel dissolution of illegal
combines, instead of efforts to put
lawless trust magnates behind prison
jars, we aro to have merely Invita
tions to come to Washington to talk
It over with the attorney general with
a view to agreeing upon conditions
for the immunity bath,
With an nll-wiso beneficent despot
representing tho people, this "policy
of negotiation" might work out to
the pink of perfection, but tho dan
ger of such a plan Is of tho opening
it presents for tho play of political
pull and personal favoritism, the
menace of special privilege Instead
of the guaranty of equal treatment.
Tho "policy of negotiation" would
mean in each caso a givo and tako, a
trado Involving a contest as to which
shall havo tho bettor of tho bargain,
instead of the impartial enforcement
of a law applying to all alike
Will tho pooplo be satisfied to havo
the trust problem dealt with by a
policy of negotiation? Wo very much
doubt it unloss sorao other more
commendable feature of tho policy is
yet to be disclosed.
I I . r T 1
coMtiua raoM rc niu
Next, tha merchants who sold on
credit may como back with "Do your
It usod to bo called "Morrlo Eng
land," but that was boforo Mrs. Punk
Now that wo have passed tho
shortest day of tho year, tho rest Is
n down-hill slide,
Orvillo Wright may think his fool
proof Invention Infalllblo, but wait
till some fool gets hoTd of It '
It Is very well, of course, to drive
away Dull Care, but one should bo
aura not to mistake' It for Careful-!
Those Annoying Letters.
Just as tho senate is about to con
firm tho president's appointment of
Qoorgo Fred Williams as minister to
Greece, a letter written by Mr. Wil
liams to former Senator Pcttlgrow
some years ago bobs up in most an
noying fashion. For in thlB letter
Mr. Williams roforrod to Woodrow
Wilson's "History of tho American
People" as a "Joko" and "full of
torylsm of tho worst kind." Tho
senato thereupon dolays action until
it loams whothor tho president know
of this letter when ho mado tho ap
pointment. Dut 8upposo ho did know of it?
That should make no dlfferonco with
no president If ho stops to reflect
upon a certain letter ho, himself,
ned aomo years ago, which also
bobbed up In tho public mind at Just
tho wrong time: that letter, for ex
ample In which Mr. Wilson expressed
n fervent wish that Mr. Bryan might,
in some dignified manner, bo knocked
into a cocked hat. Whether Mr.
Uryan know of this lottor when ho
espousod tho causo of Woodrow Wil
son for president or not, mado no
dlfferonco with him at Baltimore.
If CJoorgo Fred Williams Is as good
a friend of Bryan V as he was back In
tho silver days of old, letter or no
Iotter, ho Bhduld go to Orooce if ho
Thirty Years Ago
Tha churches began their Christmas
tide celebrations today, many of them
having prepared for Sunday school par
ties and Christmas entertainments during
The German theater was crowded to
hear tho play, "Drel Paar Schuhe,"
which In English Is "Three. Pairs of
There Is great rejoicing In the house
of Conductor Blakely of the Union Pa
cific, because of the arrival of a bouncing-
The elevated railroad cash system Is
now In successful operation at Falconer's
James Kyner left for a flying trip for
the west to be Rone a week.
G. M. Hitchcock and his bride returned
from a European tour of four months
duration. In which they visited nil tha
principal points In Great Britain and on
Tho notice of suspended business Christ
mas day at the local freight offices Is
sinned by Thomas Nolan, ngent, Union
Pacific and Missouri. Pacjflc; C. C. J3"r
dick, agent, Minneapolis & Omaha; M.
Scott, agent, Burlington & Missouri
Tho recently organized club of young
men held a tecond meeting to adopt reso
lutions and by-laws and make tho or
ganization known as the Omaha club. It
waa decided to take five rooms on the
upper floor of Campbell's block. The
present membership Is limited to fifty,
and Its organization was chiefly due to
A. F. Patrick, Arthur Wakeley, John T.
Clarke and A. XV. Wilbur.
Mr. Porker has made for a sign at his
place on Cuming street n veritable Santa
Clatis, Ufa size, with long gray beard,
anil loaded down' with toys and. good
Twice Told Tales
ThoBe national bankers who wero
going to c've up their charters forth
with will Drobably think twice
Regardlesa of tho effect of froe
trade on corn Importations, soma con
sideration must bo given to tho rccout
If those South Americans are not
careful how tboy bait him, tho col
onel will etay right there and run for
president of Chill.
New Jersey reporta a decrease of
7 por cent In tho cost of living there.
It will havo to show Mlssourlana be
fore starting any groat stampede.
When William Jennlngo Bryan and
Prof. J. Lawrence Laughlln endorso
one and the same currency bill, lot no
ono say (he ago of miracles la past.
Hero 1b a SU Louis woman who,
after borrowing $100,000, forgot all
about R little debt of $350,000. Oh,
tho Joy of a convenient memory Wo
Villa Turns a New Leaf,
If Insurrocto General Villa la to bu
believed, ho has a bullot for every
oter of property In Moxtco from
now on; If nny shooting is to bo dono
lie wlll do it. As a token of his own
good faith he has half a dozen of his
own rebels shot down on tho epot.
Tho spoctaclo 1b Impressive, yot Ilfo
Is cheap In Moxlco, and maybo there
Is no special need of theso fellows,
His announcement, though lato, U
nono tho loss acceptable, but In view
of olmllar ordors by other military
loaders, must await events to merit
further praise, and should the flamo
of Villa's presont enthusiasm flicker
or fado, it might bocomo necessary
for tho power at Washington that
provoked tho edict to Insist on itu
No, It is not truo that tho Carabao
club 1b unable to distinguish the dlf
feronco between it and tho Gridiron
club. That Is tho ono thing It doea
see very clearly.
Our Water boarders are still car
rying a treasury surplus of over
1,000,000, mostly In tho favored
banks, while tho water users aro pay
ing tho freight. Why? '
Que thing is safe and certain, our
amiable ' democratic co-temporary
will not bo very violent.) its denun
ciation of republican for opposing
the president's currency bill.
What is tho constitution between
friends? With tho president and
first two cabinet members out of
town for tho holidays, why not lot
tho vice president have a little fun
Those Frugal Immigrants.
Many millions of dollars havo
passed through the domestic mails,
either as money or merchandise, go
ing to brighten European homes at
this Christmas tlnio. This money is
lent by European-Americans out of
their earnings, Tho largest amouut
oing to any ono country Is 12,000,
000, according to reports, to Great
Britain, tho next $1,600,000 to Italy,
While Immigrants from tho British
isles aro not as numerous now ati
from southern Europe, thoy ore
Known to recelvo higher wages on
the average than tho others, and to
Jiavo more to eavo. But evidently
all nationalities are thriving and
thrifty in this their land of adoption.
This lesson of the plethoric Christ
mas purse is ono we cannot escape,
It should sink in upon those prono to
rcs'lst tho oncoming tides of tho
foreign-born. That lesson Is the In
dustry and frugality of these people,
which enable them in a strange land
of strange, new ways, not only to sup
port themselves and families, but to
lay up something to send to the folk
at home for Christmas. And Amer
icans In their freo and eay manner
of living, often wasteful prodigality,
need to loam the lesson.
Twenty Years Agi
Hon. I M. Osborn of Blair spent tho
day In the city.
J. M. Ilutchlns of Madrl), Neb, ac
companied by Miss Helen A. Ilutchlns,
arrlvod In the city to be the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. II. I ilutchlns, 4304 Far
nam street. J
Judge Baskln of Salt Lake Cltj one
of tho mcxt prominent political light
In Utah territory, stopped In Omaha en
en route from Washington, where he had
been promoting itats'ico.l. Up to re
cently he had been tho leader of the op
position to statehood of Utah, and as
tho first Gcntllo member In congress
from tlvat territory helped put through
the Edmunds bill, but now he was for
admission and felt that there was no
doubt It would como. Ho said he be
lieved the Mormons were In good faith
with the plodgcs they had made, nnd In
view of th.U nnd tho fact that tho ma
jority of the pcoplo out there dulled
'statehood, he favored It. He expressed a
vlow that Utah and Arizona might be
admitted as one state.
Tho Real Estato Owners' association
planned a banquet for tho next week In
celebration of, V.ie victory dvir tho pas
sage of the gaa franchise and Invited W.
8. Poppleton. John I Kiijntdy, Mayer
George P. Betnta nn.S lldwwrd Tlosowatrr
to speak. Tho committee in charge
waited upon Messrs. Poppleton and Ken
nedy first, who, appreciating tha favor,
declined to accept, saying they felt tho
victory of the franchise was glory andi
celebration enough, and so the thing fell
through there and then.
Count Lublenskl, the Polish capitalist,
till professed hopo In coming, to terms
with local business Interestn on tho proj
ect for a big Omaha beet factory, which
ho nnd financial associates abroad were
Ten Yearn Auo
Judgo I. F. Baxter announced tha bp
nolntment of George W. Sherwood aa
bailiff In his court for tha year.
E, 11. Wilson, manager of tho Mc
Carthy Tailoring company, left for St,
Louis to spend tha holidays there, his
Governor John Henry Mickey came up
from Lincoln to confer with United States
District Attorney W. 8. Summer Rbout
an Indictment of a state official and
with G. W. Wattles as president of tho
Nebraska commission to tha Louisiana
Purchase exposition as to Nebraska's ex-
Fred M. Cook, 45 years of age, died at
his home. 1137 South Twenty-ninth street
Judge Estelle In tha criminal division of
district court handed out penitentiary
sentences ns Christmas presents to six
prisoners, tho highest card being fourteen
years, drawn for second degree murder.
A porch-climber made a good Job of
climbing R. W, Baldwin's porch during
the evening and filching from Mr, Bald
win's treasure the lum of $43. Just
he was departing, however, Mrs, Bald
win appeared on the scene and scared
the thief so badly that he dropped the
money and ran.
William If. Crane In "The Spenders"
was announced a the Christmas card at
the Boyd, starting It off In the afternoon.
"A rich man can be a Christian while
he's got his money, but he ceases to ba
a Christian when his money gets him.
The speaker was Secretary Bryan! the
occasion a Washington dinner.
"Old Billy Bones waa a rich man," Mr. !
Bryan continued, "whoso money had got
him. Billy was In the lumber trade.
"Ono day he was bossing a lumber
crew that was guiding a lot of logs down
tho rltcr. Suddenly the log Billy stood
on slipped and rolled over. Billy sank
In the deep and Icy water.
But a young Canuck plunged In from
a nearby log,' nnd, at the risk of his life,
saved the old man. The youth naturally
expected some reward for this heroic
feat, but Billy only nodded a gruff
'Thank you" and went his way.
"When, the next week, hi turned up
nt enmp ngaln. the young anuck ap
"'Monsieur,' he said. 'I see you fall
dans l'cau een zo vawtalre and I save
your life. The pourbolrc, tho reward,
n'est co pas, monsieur '
" 'Lcok a here, young feller,' Inter
rupted the stumbling youth, 'If you'd
been tendln' to business as you'd ortcr,
you wouldn't ha' seen mo fall In!'"
. . Father' Rlori uenor.
Beferenco was mado to the eloquence
of certain great speakers, and Congress
man Koraco M. Towner of Iowa re
marked that ho was reminded of tha
beautiful flow of language of the es
Recently Mrs. Pmith asked her husband
to open a can of tomatoes, and then
leaving him to work out tho problem
alone, sho proceeded to some other duty
In tho adjoining room. A minute passed,
and then she suddenly paused ana
glanced toward tho kitchen door.
John." sho called out. "what aro yon
oponlng that can of tomatoes with?"
"I am opening It with a can opener,'
came back the peevish rejoinder of John
from tho kitchen. "What do you sup
pose 1 am opening It with?"
"I don't know, nnswered little wiroy
In a reproachful voice, "but I havo every
reason to believe that you are not open
Ins It with prayer." Philadelphia Tele
Itrt'ouiiltloii Cornea Slowly
'Tho late Alfred Bussel Wallace, the
co-dlscoverer with Darwin of evolution.
had a hard row to hoo at first,' said a
"Poor Dr. (Wallace had, In fact, such i
very hard row to hoo that ho couidn t
afford to marry till ho waa C3, when to
balance matters he wedded a young girl
of 18, by whom he had a son and a aaugn
"I commiserated In London last sum
mer with Dr. Wallace.
" 'It was too bad.' I said. A man or
genius like you cramped with poverty till
past mlddlo life! It was too oaa.
" 'Mv friend. Dr. Wallace ropuea, ai
wnvs you will find tho. flro of genius
takes a lpng, long time to make the pot
boll.' "Now York Times.
Former President Taft says ho has
known many young men to go down
to hell In the Philippines for want of
proper home training, .on which ho
dwells as of Bupreme importance.
Yes. and a lot of them right In thU
country without going to tho other
side of the Pacific.
Why iiot Vnt Presents on the Treet
OMAHA, Dec. 21-To tho Kdltor of Tho
BeeJ Why a municipal Christmas tree.
with only light for Its harvest? Ught
wlU not feed the hungry nor clothe the
needy. Why not make a practical use
of the beautiful tree and hang thereon
somo substantial gifts for the charitable
Institutions of the city which minister
to the needy poor? What Is the matter
with the different churches, protectant
and Catholics nllke, culling from their
treasuries such a sum as will over
balance that which the charly ball will
yield and hang It on the municipal Christ
mas tree for tho City mission? Why
not take from Iho city treasury Itself a
substantial sum nnd hang It on tho tree.
with the best wishes of tho city council.
for tho charitable Institutions of out-
city? Let the salodn clement fill a good
fat stocking for the name purpose. Then
the expeotont crowds who throng the
square around the' bcatlful treo may dis
perse with happy hearts and satisfied
minds, ami tho -words of tho Master, "I
was hungry and ye' fed mc." would be
literally, fulfilled. That would ba an
Ideal Christmas tree, would It not?
MBJS. M. G.
Xo Jlenrt for the Hobo.
OMAHA,. Dpc, 22. To the Editor of
Tho Bee: I believe In charity, but not
for a strong, able-bodied, chicken-hearted
hobo. Every city has Its worthy poor,
the scrub. woman, tho widows, the young
children and the aged. I see men every
day come to Omaha, stand up to tha
bar and never leave It until they have
deposited their roll In the cash register.
After that they stroll about the city,
mooching tho price of a bad or & hand
out, and telling what hard times we are
having. Some say: "The poor tramp has
to live," bpt I soy It Is not necessary at
all. If the poor tramp don't want to live,
or ta not willing to earn his living, let
him occupy his time at something else.
If a hearty, athletic hobo cant earn as
much as an old wash woman, let him
stand aside and mako room for his bet
ters. E. O. M.
People Talked About
That Pennsylvania preacher whoso
Ufa was naved when tho bullet In
tended for him was embedded In his
Bible ought to bo able to preach inoro
literally than ever the wisdom of
taking "the whole armor of God." In
clualng "the sword of tho spirit,
which the word of God."
If those Ohio ehoo manufacturers,
who aro closing down their plants In
sympathy with, the one with a strike
ou his hands, aro not careful they,
like the Connecticut union hatters,
may run up against the anti-trust
laws. The sympathy lockout has
up more friends than tho sympathy
"Teachers should exert every In
fluence to preserve the purity of dic
tion," says one educator. "Teach
ers should use slang," says another.
Which suggests that trained educa
tors, like alienists, may vary their
J views according to circumstances.
It Is ssld the directors of the New Haven
road wept when they discovered tha reg
ular dividend had to be passed up. How
many of the scalding tears were caused
by the prospective loss of J lunches and
$12 dinners enjoyed In th flush days by
the directors the Sobs squad failed to
Tha annual bicycle race Is going Its
rounds In Madison Square Garden, New
York. Tha Mexican bull flsht, which,
north of the Bio Grande, excites printed
expressions of horror, Is as mild and
gentlo as croquet contrasted with a
bicycle race for coin.
Handsome Jack Geraghty, husband of
Julia French and ) elated by his mar
riage to many wealthy families of New
York City, was elected to the board of
aldermen of Woburn, Mass., recently.
Mrs. Betva, Lockwood. who Is now past
80 years of age. Is one of tha most
active women In thu suffrage movement
In this country. Besides aha Is the only
woman who has ever bean a candidate
for president of the United States.
Mr. Helen W. Stearns, a successful
candidate for the Waltham. Mass., school
board, has tiled a statement of her cam
palgn expenses. Hie disbursed 1&.X fur
adverting. II for rr fures and fl.M
for crackers, chcrao and hot coffee.
A Kentucklan has the distinction of
being the oldest living pensioner. His
name Is Patrick Gibbons, 10i years old
Ho lives at Beedyvllle, Butler county,
Pennsylvania. The official records at the
War department show that Qlbbons was
U years old at the outbreak of the civil
Infllanapolls News: Those genial army
and navy satirists who attended a recent
dinner of the Order of Carabao in Wash
ington ought to havo token counsel with
the promoters of the Gridiron dinners.
The country will bo at an oinbarrasslng
Inns to know exactly with whom to
sympathise the outraged cabinet mem
bers, tho Phlllpptno lnsurrcctos who were
so musically damned, or tho army and
navy men themselves.
Chicago Tribune: After all, war songs
are war songs, and veterans have n, habit
of still singing them when war Is over.
"O, Say, Can You See, by the Dawn's
Early Light?" "Maryland, My Mary
land." "Dixie," We Are Coming, Father
Abraham," "Marching Through Georgia,'
"A Hot Time In the 0d Town," "Damn
Damn. Damn, tho InsurroctoB." all mean
the same thing, namely, that It Is the
duty of soldiers In war to kill and be
New York Bun: If Sir. Boosevelt 'and
Mr. Taft saw no evil or opprobrium In
tha Philippine chorus, why should Fresl
dent Wilson take umbrage? Np ridicule
of the new administration could have been
Intended. It is painful to believe that
Admiral Howard or Qartermaster Gen
eral Aleshtre could Join In a seditious
chanty. It there aro to be any court
martials the statute of limitations ought
to be no bar. All the officers on tha
nctlvo list who have sung "Damn, Damn,
Damn tho Innurrectos' for thirteen years
should be Included. Let no guilty man
New York Tribune: Tho notion that
even the most roysterlng burlesques In
dicate disloyalty or unreadiness to obey
the orders of the government Is, of
course, fantostlc. Our soldiers and sail
ors know better and do better than that
They have been subjected to great pains
and losses In tha Philippines, largely be
cause as In the martyrdom of Lawton
their foes were being Incited and encour
aged by political mischief makers at
home. But they have never faltered nor
failed In their duty. And If on some oc
casions they cannot resist the impulse
to "talk back" at the influences which
rades to their graves, why, we niust re
member that human nature Is pretty
added to their labors and eent their corn
much tho same In military aa In civil life.
JOLLIES FROM JUDGE.
"Did Miss Kalceeed get a runabout for
"Well, she married Cholly Fastlelgh on
Bobby What Is meant by the frail
fabric of matrimony, dad?
Dad Tho sort of suspenders your
mother gives me for Christmas, my son.
John So that's you new tie, eh7 Why
on earth did you select such a loud, pat
tern? Joe I didn't select It My brother did,
and he's slightly deaf.
Clerk (wrapping up corn cure and hair
tonic) Fixed from top to toe.
Customer Yes, you manage to make
both ends meet.
, "No!" cried the fair young thing, as
sho gently but firmly resisted the kiss of
her ardent suitor. "I am not afraid of
microbes, but of your crobesl" And he
never darkened her door ngaln!
In alt things here
haunts us as a
Some flaw we find
There's nothing perfect In this world of
Except the person who's a perfect fool.
l-irst .Married Alnn la then. nvnr. an.
occasion when everything at your dinner
iQuio is stone com ;
Second Married Alan 'No, riot every
thing. We always manage to" have a
She was a dainty, winsome, .thing,
With laughing, dark-brown eyes;
Her hair, her cheeks, her pouting lips
nere uibo Drown, imewise.
Sho looked I'm suro you'd say so, too
Just good enough to eat: '
For she was but a candy doll.
And, oht but she was sweet!
ON A PICTURE OF GEN. VILLA.
Till brave Pancho Villa looked out of
Now, here was a rebel of promising
And sUch as the eye could delight to
His sombrero sat with a beautiful rakes
His cartrldgo belt crossed on his sol
And his swagger Implied that for lib
erty's sake .
Nor death nor destruction his zeal
In that Illustration mine eyes could
The red glare of battle afar ,on the
My pulses wore quickened for men that
t were bold.
And . 1 heard tho grim Captain en
The set of the mouth was a promise of
Impulse and new courage a duty as
sumed: And Huerta. with all of his murderous
I knew by that picture were finally
Here Moxlco tested her chu.c with her
And peace took the place of the battle
(A plcturesquo cutthroat It only de
Which sldo of the fence he Is cutting
A wonderful fellow wo took his to be
Some forty or forty-ono summers of age.
And making, at any rate, something to
As he smiled nt us pleasantly out of
Mme. Polncalre, wife of the president
of France, has learned to dance the
tango. It Is expectel that It v. Ill be
danced at all the o'flclal balU nt the
Elysee after the liMMays an J Urn first
lady of France wants to knw how to
take her turn.
Women In France and other count.-les
of Europe are much more Industrious
than when they come to this country.
Imagine the maid of the klchen crochet
ing while the water bolls In the tea
kettle. The women In France who carry
bundles on their heads are ottm teen
crocheting or knlttlnr as they go along.
Mrs. Catherine D. Blake headed a dele
gation of fifty women In Now Vor City
that called upon the mayor to aslc him to
appoint wanton to five of the nine vacan
i lt a to occur In the Board of Education
ou January 1. Strangely enough. Miss
Grace Strachan, president of the Intor.
borough Association of Women Teachsrs,
appeared In opposition. She su.1 the
tenchrra do not care whether the mayor
appoint men or women, ao they are
capable paraons. and she objected to sown
ofthe five women named.
A to A'atnrallaatlon Graft.
OMAHf, Dec. 21 To the Editor of The
Bee: In regard to the recent iray in
Omaha's domain about the fees derived
from the Issue of naturalization papers, I
wish to soj' that If applicants for clthwn-
shlp wero charged the actual cost for tho
Issuing of such papers, that, in my
opinion, would be the nearest to Justice
and at the same time prevent the occas
Ion for a dispute about our respected and
paid servants of tho people, but, unfortu
nately, charges of graft must again play
tho part. A. S.
Read Ilke a Ileal Grievance.
O BAND ISLAND, Neb., Nov. 21 To the
Editor of The Bee: I have been a reader
of your paper for fifteen years, and al
though I do not always agree with what
you say. Mill, I admire your piuck ana
Independence, and send you these lines
hoping that you will put them where
they will do the most good.
Saturday morning after breakfast I
read an Item stating that the Union Pa
cific Ballroad company has $34,0CO,0CO that
they do not know what to do with, and
as I had a little experience with that
company, I would suggest that they use
part of this money In buying some new
engines for their freight business run
ning from Columbus to Norfolk.
Why. Mr. Editor, I waa up In that coun
try this week and got on tho train leav
ing Norfolk about 5 p. m., and the en
gine leaked like the sieve that belonged
to the Greek goddesses. Well, after the
train had taken on some stock and had
a mixed bunch of passengers. It stopped
at Humphrey, ten miles east of Madi
son. For how many hour would you
think? Well, if I assured you that I
could prove by the train ahcot that thl
train did not get out of Humphrey until
3 o'clock In the moraln, you would net
believe it, but It Is true.
Aft r being In Humphrey an hour, tha
trainmen went up town to get a soft
drink and abandoned the women and
children In tho coaches to their fate.
You could not raise an employe of the
railroad with a porous plaster, and some
nlco traveling men got busy and kept
the flrea from going out and kept the
passenger from freezing their feet. The
women and the children actually BUf.
fcred from tho cold, and two nice school
teachers from the country near Norfolk
who were on the train had to borrow
overcoats from the men to keep warm.
and would have died If they had not
played a game of cards called "rummle"
for four solid hours. The children cried
and tho men swore, but there was noth
ing to do but to grin and bear t, and
let those traveling men win all the
money those poor country school teachers
had saved for their Christmas shopping.
Well, after the engine came up from
Omaha with a new crew after S o'clock
mind you wo waited at Humphrey for
this relief over five hours and from
Humphrey to Columbus It Is less than
thirty miles, and we made that In about
two hours and got down to Columbus
Saturday at 6 a. m.. Instead of Friday J
at 6 p. ni. That makes a big difference.
I want Tom Hall, the railroad commis
sioner In Lincoln, who campaigned among
ua farmers some time ago and promised
all of us that he was and would remain
'the farmers' friend," to see that plain
people are not treated like tills an)'
longer. Why, when w got into Colum
bus, after being on the train for twelve
hours or more, they hustled and switched
the live stock before they took care of
I shall be much obliged If you wilt
print this letter, and hope the Union
Pacific will buy two locomotives for thai
branoh line that can run faater than
ten mile an hour, and not die on the
track In cold weather
Stock Raiser and Shipper.
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Its active principle solely
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more delicious and whole
some. The low priced, low grade
powders put alum or ume
phosphates in the food.
Ask Your Doctor About That
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Editorial Sif tings
Brooklyn Eaglet The annual joke, the
United States aanata contingent fund,
has been sprung again. We don't mind
in tha least tha amies, liniment or tha
grapefruit knives. But spools of red
tape are everlastingly demoralising.
Indianapolis News: Aa a further rea
en for an advance of S per cent In
freight rates, the railroads declare that
the decrease In the purchasing power of
tha dollar has affected tha railroads quite
as seriously as It has the ultimate con
sumer. This complicates the situation
distressingly. Because, as he haa been
so affected quite as seriously as the rail
roads, tha private consumer will find
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