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VIIE BICE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1013.
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Gee, that docs not oven dohorn tho
Clear the track for Good old Santa
und his rclndcor.
Where there Is a will there ls(a
way to spread the cheer of Christmas.
One touch of Christmas makes tho
whole world kin. Touch tho ono
noxt to you.
President Wilson has become posi
tively Implacable In his waiting upon
Mexico to desist.
Most folks will bo willing to sit up
tho last day of the year and see old
1913 out, wo imagine
Hucrta seoms to have tho idea for
dealing with bank runs, but It comes
a trifle late for us to put it to tiso.
Oil, yes I Careless pedestrians
ought not to put theniBolvcs who'ro
thoy will bo injured by careful auto
Ists Tho only plausible explanation Is
that the managers of the City mission
aro altogether too progressive for tho
Who says it is an unsentimental
age whon a judgo fines a man for try
ing to make a child bellove there Is
no Santa Claus?
It's to bo a green Christmas for our
former playmate and fellow No
braskan, Governor "Mot," now of
That Indianapolis woman who
boasts of fifty fiances at onco ought
to be a good follow and tell tho other
girls how sho worked It.
Why Is it that when a public offi
cer drawing a good, fat salary sees
n fee whose ownership looks open to
question, ho always tries to grab UV
With Gift Pinchot, Friend Henoy,
III Johnson and nil tho other una
fraid men running for seats in tho
senate, tho coming campaign ought
to lack nothing in courage
"Do hogs have souls?" asks n con
temporary. If so, it is ten to ono tho
packers will yet find u way to con
vert them into a marketable product,
along with the bristles and On
Now that Mr. Marshall has secured
a list of summer chautauqua dates
for next season at ? 300 a throw, wo
fake It the agitation to abolish tho
vice presidency ao a usoIosb office
Whatever 1914 has In storo, It will
liavo to go some to surpass tho
naughtiness of 1913 in the weather
line. It has been a long time slnoe
this country has known a more ab
normal set of seasons.
Emperor Menellk might have
saved himself a lot of premature
funeral notices had ho let it be known
that no report of his death was to bo
accepted as true unless coming from
him over his own signature.
And now our old friend, G. Fred
Williams, has landed a soft berth as
a reward for his unswerving loyalty
to Mr, Bryan. It has been a long
pull, and a hard pull, but G. Fred
never stopped pulling.
The postotflce reports Insist that
Uncle Sam Is handling the heavy hoi
iday mails better than ever before
And "why should he not, when almost
all the experienced republican post
masters aro still holding over?
8o long as the Now York World
confined its raps to Mr. Bryan it was
the greatest newspaper our amiable
democratic contemporary could find
anywhere, but when it turned Its
criticism upon our noble democratic
abator It fell at once Into the discard
School Law Revision.
Our pcoplo nro bolng asked now
for suggestions on nil sorts of sub
jeets oxpectod to have tho attention
of our next Nebraska legislature.
Tho Invitation to offer advlco comes
from various commissions, official
and unofficial, that will later report
their own recommendations. Among
others, the school law revision com
mission wants public-spirited citizens
to tell what legislation is needed to
better our school system. Although
this commission will doubtless be
overwhelmed with responses, we ven
turo ono suggestion which wo bo
llovo worth' considering ns eminently
practlcnl and salutary.
It Is sad, but true, that we have
mado less progress In school manage
ment than in any other department
of government. Tho reason of thin
seems to bo because tho changes
mado In our school laws have re
tained control In tho old-fashioned
school board. If Micro is any place
whero tho so-called city management
plan would commend Itself moro than
another, It is on the business side of
our school system. For supervision
a trained odttcator Is essential, but
no more so than a capable man for
business management. With compe
tent executives in these two positions,
the duties of tho nchool board would
dUuppenr, excopt possibly In an ad
visory capacity; the red tapo would
be cut out, much voato and extrava
gance Mopped, nnd responsibility
centorod whero accountability could
bo enforced. What wb say hero ap
plies moro particularly to city school
.ilstrlcts, but doubtless nUo in only
leaser degree to tho management of
the public schools In smaller towns
und rural areas.
Parties and Primaries.
Casting a horoscopo based on adop
tion of President Wilson's sugges
tions for presidential primaries, Mark
Sulllvnn In Collier's Weekly says that
"all conventions, conferences and
oven party organizations will cease
to moan very much, If not coaso to
oxlst, so far as their offect on nomi
nations Is concernod." "Tho pri
maries," ho declares, "will afford a
fluid moans for tho froo expression
of spontaneous public opinion, In
such presidential primaries as Mr.
Wilson has suggostod Roosevelt could
fca nominated by tho democrats, if
enough democrats should want him,
and WilHon could bo nominated by
tho progressives, if the' democrats
Bhould happon to dosort him."
Perhaps Mr. Sullivan's oyoslght is
hotter than other folks' vision, but,
If so, tho primary an now proposed
Is entirely different from tho original
conception. When Inaugurated In
Nebraska, at any rato, the primary
scheme was offered ineroly as a sub
stitute for convention nomination to
give tho rank and ftlo a fuller votco
in tho makeup of their party tlckot.
not only are tho voters compelled to
declaro tholr party affiliations, but
tho candidates filing for nomination
must ltkewito enroll thomselvos un
der tho party banner. -No oppor
tunity Is. loft for one pjrty to draft
a candldato dut of another party
without the letter's consent, either
bofore or niter the filing. That
could bo done, and has been dono, in
tho old convention days, but the pri
mary baa put a fonco around tho
party bnlllwlck. To bo true, wo In
Nebraska once tried out what li
known as tho "open primary," In
which the fonco is knocked down,
only to meet with unsatisfactory, it
not disastrous, results, following
which tho fence was rebuilt. Wo
havo boon experimenting further iu
so-callod "nonpartisan nominations"
for municipal and Judicial offices,
which so far has moant tho creation
of a political organization for each
succouslve issue, or contest, resem
bling moro tho elections and by
olectlons of European governments
than party nomination for later rat
ification or rojection by the whole
If tho president's primary sugges
tion requires party offacoment, as
Mr. Sullivan says It does, how can he
expect to make it a party moasuro?
Radium and Cancer.
Financial genius In the person of
Alfred I. du Pont, vice president of
the du Pont Powder company and
medical science as represented by Dr.
Howard Kelly, tho famous Baltimore
surgeon, combine in appealing to tho
federal government to take over and
maintain all tho radium deposits In
tho country for the treatment df can
cer, it is moro important man gov
ernment ownership of railroad and
telegraph lines, they say, and Mr.
du Pont, owner of radium mines In
Colorado, offers to co-operate with
the government in the proposed en
terprise. Both ho and. Dr. Kelly as
sert that monoy-making has nothing
to do with their proposition, it
grows out of a recent discovery by
tho doctor that radium will euro
Thus we have a government own
ersblp schemo in which all must feel
an Immediate concern, especially In
view of the fact that up to the pres
ent no cure has been discovered by
modlcal science fir the disease of
cancer. If radium Is that cure, thou
the sooner & great federal Institution
Is established for Its general distribu
tion, as these men propose, tho better
for humanity. Tho mero fact that
a man so conspicuous in the ecientiflu
world as Dr. Kelly has staked hli
reputation on this proposition is the
best guaranty for Its consideration
, jliisjjay in Omaha
comnud won sit ruts
Thirty Years Ago
Christmas eve was ushered In with th
rlnKlng of church bolls, and numerous
festivities. Tho First Presbyterian church
had a largo Christmas tree; at Trinity
there was the regular carol service by
A chorus of twenty-two boys; Rt, Barna
bas held vesper services, and African
Methodist Episcopal church, Etghtccntn
nnd Webster, opened a Christmas fair.
A goodly crowd was present at tho skat
Inc rink, and the Rambling houses and
saloons were all well patronized, some
of them serving elegant lunches.
Great preparations havo been mado for
the City mission festivities tomorrow,
which are to concludo with a grand con
cert and Christmas tree In the evening.
Contributions of provisions aro Invited to
be sent to the Young Men's Christian as
sociation or to the following places from
which tlioy will bo forwarded: Sirs. Boss,
Twenty-third and Uurtj Mrs. Colpetxen
Twenty-second and Webster; Mrs. Hwltz
ler, Twenty-fifth and St. Mary's; Mrs.
Kennedy, Twenty-third and Dodge; Mrs.
Charlton, Seventeenth and Davenport;
Mr. Merrill, 1013 Harney; Mrs. Jardlne,
Tenth betweon Dodge and Capitol avenue;
Mrs. Ollmore, next to 8t. Barnabas'; Mrs.
Dr. draff, Parkwllde avenue; Mrs. S. 1L
II. Clark, Twentieth and Dodge.
Today was almost as mild as spring
weather, and It was difficult to realize
rprtng was not here.
George Parr, the Bt. Mary's avenue
druggist, li booked to throw off single
life this week.
CJuy C. Barton returned from the east.
A. J. Poppleton has two new cottages,
near Military bridge In Bhlnn's addition,
with rooms and cellar for rent at $13 a
Twenty Years Aw
A church without a steeple devoid of
jpew nnd pulpit a federation of religious
. tude 27J heads of uncombed hair bowed
In silent devotion at prayer-such was th
plcturo of services at Rescue hall on
Christmas eve. Services wero conducted
by Bev. A. W. Clark, superintendent;
Prof. Qlllesple, a. M. Tlbbs, Assistant Su
perintendent Itlchards and others. It
was a day of spiritual and physical feed
ing of tho five thousand, figuratively
speaking, poor and needy,
"It was humanity's hour." said Hev.
A. J. Turlclo In a Christmas sermon at
Kountzo Memorial church.
Charley Iloyt's "Brass Monkey" drew a
large house at the Boyd.
Mrs. Leonlce Van Kurnn Hume, wife
of Kllcry B. Hume, died at the family
home. Fiftieth and Cuming streets.
The foot hall gamo' announced for As
sociation park on Christmas day was
postponed until January 1,, the weather
permitting, which It would not for Christ
mas. Ten Yearn Ako -
Christmas eve brought a crisp, snowy
prospect to a community enjoying the
bounty of peace and prosperity, with Its
big stocking hung conspicuously In front
of wldo-spreadlng fireplace and plans for
a day of enjoyment to all.
Although the thermometer registered
around the SO's, making the ntmosphere
qulta cool enough under the best of cir
cumstances, a cold-hearted robber who
looted a saloon at Twenty-fourth and
Hickory streets, belonging to Kasper
Stasnak, locked tho barkeeper In the ro
frlgerator whilst he ransacked the till,
from -which he filched S53.
Uncle Bill Snowdcn, Omaha's first
white settler, held open house at the
county building nnd was a lovely host to
many, despite His seveniy-eigni years.
Undo Bill was brought to the court
house In a big, fine nutomobllo and the
exorcises were held In tho Judge's cham
bers, whero for many years Uncle Bill
hod held forth.
M. O. Arnout. general foreman of the
Burlington railroad yards, and Miss Edna
Howell, who were married the day before
bv Rev. Thomas Vernon Moore, D. D.,
left for Chicago and other points on their
Hen. R. M. Patterson, state food com
missioner of Illinois, was the guest of
his brother, Richard C. Patterson.
Carrie M. Penock, SS years of age, died
at tho home of her parents, 2537 Daven
People Talked About
According to a police report 118 women
and girls have dropped out of sight In
Kansas City within the Inst six months.
Andrew Carnegie Is said to have re
duced his pile to $15,000,000, a figure whlcn
threatens to stint the decorations on tho
Sklbo castle Christmas tree.
Tho governor of Georgia has cut out
Christmas pardons. This Is another way
of putting' some pep In the "safety first"
Theodore Keech, aged 7, of Springfield,
Mo., played with a dynamite cap the
other day. In a few seconds one eye and
one arm were misting.
Some Irreverent translators of the
hieroglyphics on the uncovered walls of
Jericho contend that Joshua's hosts
pulled down the battlements to get next
to Rehab's Christmas tree.
Talk about playing a sure thing! The
state of New York split IIOO.OOO among
the lawyers on both sides of the Suiter
impeachment case. Nobody lost but Sul
acr and he thinks he didn't.
Charles W. Chamberlain, wllo went
Into bankruptcy twenty years ago In St.
Louis, Ma, lias returned from Arizona
und paid off 125,000 In debts which were
many years ago outlawed and declared
In ored to win a 113 bet, William
Browne of Glen Cove, 1 I., drove a sup
posedly wornotit automobile of 1WM typo
Up a steep hill, beating a new one owned
by a neighbor. The old auto made the
most noise, but survived the race and
was still able to gn home under Its own
Among the unclaimed deposits Adver
tised by a Bath (Mo.) bank Is one of
!2.39.f3. based on a deposit of $1G0 made
by Samuel Frauds. July U, 1637. He was
a sailor and probably was lost at sea,
as nothing has been heard from him since
that time. In the meantime, compound
Intercut ha been accumulating.
Joeph Bradbury of South Orange, N.
J , on the occasion of his nlnvty-thlrd
birthday anniversary, on December 16,
gave this admonition to his children,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren
grouped around him: "Do not worry over
things so that you will not be nervous
and you will sleep welt. It you sleep
well you Will be happy, and If you are
Aimed at Omaha
NcllEh Leader: One Omaha lawyer
testified In a suit which a brother attor
ney brought for fees that the services
rondcred were worth $100,000. Another at
torney was tho assistant of the attorney
who brought the artlon and who did
most of tho work on tho caso testified
the services were worth 115,00). . There
is a difference of a cipher In the amounts.
but In this case the cipher. will pay for
scvera eggs, even at present prices.
Hastings Tribune: It Is dollars to
doughnuts that thoso Omaha ministers
who aro so vigorously opposed to the
dancing of the tango at tho charity ball
have never seen that dance properly
West Point Democrat: The Commer
cial clubs of both Lincoln and Omaha
are sending out begging letters to tho
country press asking editors to publish
boomlets for those cities, free of charge,
under tho gauzy disguise of "nows."
Small business for big cities, to say tho
Aurora Republican; Action was taken
at the Farmers' congress In Omaha last
week toward an Investigation of tho
State Board of Agriculture, particularly
wltti reference to Us management of the
state fair. It Is to be hoped that this
work will be done so thoroughly that tho
members of the board will either be vin
dicated or compelled to resign. Rumors
concerning the methods of this organ
ization have become so persistent that no
perfunctory whitewashing will satisty
the public. Revelations concerning the
wholesale Issuance of passes to the fair
give color to the story that thsre Is Dome
thing rotten In Denmark, and tho people
want to know the truth.
Calloway Courier-Tribune: It Is an
nounced that the lid Is to be clamped
down tight on tho Omaha saloons. Maybe
this will give tho "Jags" around there a
chance to sobor up again.
Blair Enterprise! Omaha Is leading all
other cities as a corn market- During
tho last week corn has been shipped to
the Omaha market from many points In.
eastern Iowa and from Illinois within
100 miles of Chicago.
Grand Island Independent: Omaha's
upper crust soclctyls to have a charity
ball for the benefit of mUslon work. It
Is proposed to have the tango. Some of
the ministers of the city protested. For
their benefit a demonstration of the tango
was given. Tho ministers come, saw and
remained unconquorcd. Nlxlo on tho
iangol That was tho verdict. And some
of the tango devotees now seem to prefer
no charity ball It It Is to bo tangoicss,
rather confirming thereby the Insincerity
charged by tho men of the cloth It Is
tho tango that appeals, not tho spirit or
indiananolls News: It seems that it Is
only ten years ago Blnco the Wrights
mado their first successful aeroplane
flight at Kitty Hawk. N. C, and Just
think how many aviators have been
killed since then!
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: The Italian
who eitolo "Mona Lisa" defends himself
because Napoleon stole It from Italy.
Such a wholesale policy of belated re
taliation and restitution would shako
Kurope from one end to the other.
Chicago Tost: A Pennsylvania scientist
says life will not disappear from the
planet for 16,000,000 years. He evidently
lias faith In the conservation of our nat
ural resources or In the ability of man
kind to supply BUbstltutea.
Chicago Record-Herald: The British
high court, In denying Miss Gwyncth
MarJorlo Bebb's application for admis
sion to tho bar, has decided that "a
woman Is not a person within the mean
ing," etc. Don't laugh. Tho poor devils
Brooklyn Kagle: ACordlng to the bills
rendored It requires grapefruit knives,
red tape, horseshoes, timothy hay, oats,
meal, bran, straw, arnica, gargling oil,
liniment, asafoettda nnd a fow other
miscellaneous things to keep the senate
going, but then, of course the senate Is
a targe and complicated body that has
a good many things the matter with It.
Baltimore American: The republicans
can now enter Into the next congressional
contest with the unity and common pur
pose that the action of the national com
mittee sets forth as dominating the
counsels of the party. Tills asset Is of In
calculable value and It may result In
staving oft action by the democrats for
the premature adoption of presidential
primaries. With closed ranks the party
IS ready for action,
Sioux City Journal: What's that? It
doesn't cost much to bo a good fellow?
No, It doesn't cost much where ample
capital Is ready to honor drafts; but It
Is no small undertaking to acquire the
capital. Sometimes the capital Is never
acquired, and sometimes It Is gathered as
a result of the struggle of several gen
erations. The moral Is that In one way
or other It costs a whole lot to be a good
fellow and that the enterprise Is profit
able. Here and There
Members of Parliament In Belgium re
ceive JS5 a month while Parliament Is
In nearly every street In 'Japanese
cities Is a public oven, where, for a small
fee, housewives may have their break
fasts, dinners or suppers cooked for
Along the highways at Topaham, Me.,
where new state roads are being built,
wild apple trees outsldo the old stone
walls are being grafted with summer ap
ples. Big trees bear metal signs Inform
ing the publto that the fruit la for public
The largest ice cave In the world Is In
the Dachsteln mountains of Austria. It
Is one of a group of grottoes discovered
not very long ago and not yet thor
oughly explored. The Ice cave, because
of Ha unique character, has had more
attention than the others. It Is 6.S0O feet
Judge Owens of Chicago has ruled that
women of that city who nre chosen for
Judges und clerks of election need not
tell their ages. It will be enough, he
says. If they simply report themselves of
legal age. It seema hard to believe that
any woman who would aspire to be a
Judge or clerk of elections should have
The Grandest Chrlstninn tlymn,
OMAHA, Dec. S3.-To the Editor of Tho
Bee: Tho world of hymns, the hymns
of the Christian church, embodies some
of the deepest nnd richest attainments of
the human spirit. It Is true that In our
time hymnology Is under a cloud, because
tho spiritual rag-time songs havo In
vaded tho sanctuary In many parts of
Christendom. Tho student of true hymns
from various times, lands and com
munions knows, however, that so large
Is, after all, the number of great hymns
as to make one forget the banalo "songs"
of our era.
Christmas hymns of unusual beauty are
found In almost all lands. In writing
up the Christmas service news for Satur
day's Bee I mentioned that tho matin
servlco opens with "the grandest Christ
mas hymn of Christendom. "But some
how these words In my manuscript dis
appeared from the public print, and there
wan left only: "All Hall to Thee, Oh.
Glorious Morn." the hymn all Lutherans
of Swedish birth glory in at Christmas
tide. That nmutfes me, not because It Is
not Just so, but because the conductor
of tho servlco news department evidently
thought I was engaging In a very vile
hyperbole, stretching my imagination.
On tho contrary, as a student of
hymnology for decades, I waa simply
bringing Information which I knew only
a portion of the readers did possess as
yet. Looking over the Christmas hymns
of the various European languages of
today, thore Is no Christmas hymn
which for royal grandeur of thought,
splendor of sentiment, classic form and
literary sublimity, as well as simplicity
of the deep and abiding kind anywise
equals "All hall to Thee," In Its original,
of course. Tho old archbishop, Johan
Olof Wallln, who died In IMS. Is Its
author. Who Is ho? Again, I Imagine. I
am bringing news; He was and Is the
greatest church hymn singer of the
nineteenth century of his own and all
other lands. It Is a pity that his hymns
aro translated but In a very fow num
bers. The Swedish language which as
a lyrlo or hymn language, has tho classic
form of Greek and the harmonious poise
of the Greek, plus the rich Inner glow.
fervor and warm-heartedness of the
Northland, Is as born for hymns. X am
again bringing what seems like mere
hyperbola r ,.en I state that the Lutheran
church of Sweden possesses what Is no
doubt the most poetical, rich and beauti
ful hymn book of Europe and America.
How? Because It was made up by tho,
great poets of Sweden nnd tho translations
from other tongues were made by master
poets. Suppobo men like Longfellow,
Whlttler nnd Lowell wero the writers of
a church hymnal, and had even given tho
fire of their genius for such work, then
we have a close comparison for what
has taken place In Sweden. Without
any comparison whatsoever, Wallln Is
tho greatest hymnlst of tho nineteenth
'century- A mighty churchman, the
grandest pulpit orator of his land, a man
of erudition, deep In his spiritual con
ceptions and wonderfully efficient at
giving popular, yet dignified expression
to them, such was Wallln.
- He Is the author of what I called the
grandest, the stateliest arid tho most
satisfying congregational hymn for
Christmas In use In Christendom.
"Adeete Fldeles" has loveliness, but not
tho samo grandness. Germany's Paul
Gcrhardt, In his "All My Heart This
Night Rejoices," gives us a work of sur
passing beauty, greater than any Christ
mas hymn In English. Luther's well
known "Good News from Heaven to
Earth I Bring" Is a marvel of childlike
faith and simplicity. But Wnllln'a hymn
surpasses all as a mighty burst of royal
Christmas splendor, faith and Joy.
This hymn uses the famous German
chorale: "Wle Schoen Leuchtet dcr
Morgenstorn," employed by Mendelssohn
In his oratorio, "Christus." The union
of such a mighty chorale tune and such
a wonderful .hymn Is found In no other
Christmas hymn adapted to the needs
of the hymning church.
I might add. In passing, that the entire
hymn book of Sweden. 600 hymns, has
been cmlnetly rendered Into Latin by
ono of the gifted clergymen of Sweden.
In this form only Is that hymnal par
excellence In Its entirety accessible to the
nations. Individual hymns havo been
Englished, others will be.
Can It be that with all our present-day
boasted culture we have so cheapened
our minds that the superb hymns of
Christendom must be Bet aside for the
mlnd-wrecklng, cultureless, unsplrltual
"songs" born for a day? If wo have,
then we need to return to our better past.
Tho hymnology of Europe nnd Its many
countries gives us all the aid we need
for a hymnologlcal awakening. Like aa
the Bible gives the human mind superior
literature, so the hymns of the church
must reverence the deepest song needs.
Pastor Immanucl Lutheran Church.
Takes the' 3Hilter to Task.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, la.. Dee. J3.-To
the Editor of The Bee: The ministers or
Omaha should realize that the blamo Is
upon them alone for the conditions which
even suggest the need of a dance In order
to ootaln money for aid to tne poor ana
The Savior laid down the aDsoiute ana
unchanging rule that the rich who would
follow Him must sell all that tney havo
nnd distribute It to the poor. That rule
prevails In every syllable to this hour.
No single minister In Omaha has over
dared to proclaim that rule in a genera
tion. Mence the necessity for the charity
ball. Many of thoso protesting preacnera
preside over congregations In which are
Individual members possessed of suf
ficient wealth to relieve practically every
case of urgent need In the whole city.
Through the (allure of the ministers those
same persons are deluded Into the belief
that the Master Is being followed, the
principal proof thereof being found In
providing a salary to those servants of
If the preachers will proclaim the word
of God actually and In truth fearlessly
for a period of three months not a single
case of distress and need will be found un
relieved In the city wlthla a generation.
Let the requirements of the Bermon on
the Mount, which Is the constitution of
the kingdom of heaven, be actually given
to that city or any other, and there will
be such an awakening that It will be salj
as of old, "Those that have turned the
world upside down have come hither
Instead of threatening, the ministers of
Omaha should In deepest humility and
anguish realize that they are found un
profitable servants by the conditions
which make the charity ball a thing to
be considered for one moment,
Twice Told Tales
Working; on thr Itond.
In a caso tried in Cleveland not long
since a persistent lawyer, who had been
trying to establish a witness' susplcjous
connection with an offending railway,
was at last elated by tho witness' admis
sion that he had worked on the railway.
"Ahl" said the satisfied lawyer, "you
say you have worked on the L. & N.7"
"For how long a period?"
"Off and on for seven years, or since
1 havo lived at Belleville on their line."
"Ahl Tou say you were In the employ
of tho L. & N. for seven years, off and
"Nd, sir, I did not say that I wos em
ployed by the road; I sold that I had
worked on the road, off and on, for that
length of time."
"Do you wish to convey the Impression
that you have worked for the u & N.
for seven years without reward?"
"Entirely without reward, sir," the
witness continued "For seven years, oft
and on, I have tried to open the win
dows In the L. & N, cars and never onco
have l succeeded." Cleveland Plain
HlioaUInK of Relative.
They had met down along tho confi
dential sea only a few times, according
to a story told at a recent social func
tion by Senator Charles F. Johnson of
Maine, but already they wero speaking
with the easy freedom of old friends nnd
telling each other the story of their re
spective lives. Finally the talk turned to
"I suppose," said she, perhaps a little
too curiously, "that you have a fow poor
relatives, it Is usually"
None that I know," he hastily Intcr
Jocted. "I see." she responded wtlh n smile
of Intelligence; "how many rich ones
"None that know me," Just as promptly
admitted tho young man. Philadelphia
It's the prince of cars and
car of princes. Two grand
dukes and nineteen princes
drive Fords in Russia. And
the sturdy car is as popular
with both classes and masses
the world over. Its un
equaled merit has won it
Five hundred dollars Is tne new prlco of
the Ford runabout; the touring car is
flvo fifty; the town car seven fifty f. o. b.
Detroit, complete with equipment. Get
catalog and particulars from Ford Motor
Company, 1916 Harney St., Omaha, or
direct from Detroit factory. ,
Florida, the Gulf Coast
NOW is the time for planning a visit to the Sunny South.
Favorable round trip excursion tickets on sale dally to all im
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Round Trip Fares From Omaha
Palm Beach $69.00
St. Petersburg . . .$62.10
New Orleans ....$4100
Return limit, June 1, 1914, excepting New Orleans tickets
to this point bearing return limit of May 15, 1914. Liberal stop over
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Fourteen Splendid Trains
Luxuriously equipped, are operated on fast schedules between
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ADVERTISING helps to
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THESE GIRLS OF 0UBS.
Young Wife t think Charley Is en
tlrolv too generous to his relatives.
Wife's Mother What makes you think
Young Wife 1 asked him the other
day, when I missed It, whero his fine
gold Watch was, and he said he had
parted with It to his uncle. Baltlmoio
Lady Godlva. garbed In a smllo and
hor hair, mounted her white charger.
"And Just to think." sho mused. "In 1!16
pcoplo will not pay a bit of attention
to a stunt llko this. What aro fashion.)
coming to?" Cincinnati Enquirer.
"Did you keep your wife .sitting up tltl
2 o'clock in the morning waiting for
you to como home?"
"Yes." replied tho defendant In the di
vorce case. "But tho reason she was
waiting was that sho wanted to make
me llMon to a two-hour suffrago speech
fho was going to deliver next day."
A woman visited a friend whose hus
band thought of moving out Into the
"Getting back to tho land Is all well
and good." she said, "but could you be
contented to live In a little place?''
"Yes," replied her friend, "I think 1
could If I were the only ono there who
owned an auto." Now York Times.
OLD SANTA CLAUS IS COMING.
Martha C. Sherman, In Chicago Inter
Ocean. Old Santa Claus Is coming
The tlfno Is very near
Before wo realize it
Old Santa will bo here.
Ho'll brln? us sleds and wagons,
And nuts and sugar-plums,
And dolls, and furs, and dresses.
And balls, and swords, and drums.
He'll come when we are sleeping.
Tucko In our beds so white,
And all the stars aro peeping
At this, our Christmas night.
He'll .come with smites and blessings
Along tho milky way,
And stop at every dwelling
Whero little children stay.
He'll garnish trees with presents.
And, while tho world Is still,
With gifts the children asked for
Each stocking he will fill.
But. bettor than all presents,
He'll bring to us again
Tho heartfelt Christmas wishes
Of "Good Will Unto Men."
St Augustine S52.80
For full particulars apply at ticket
Chicago & North
1 101-3 Farnam Street, Omaha, Neb.
Iby the government.
happy you will live long--
any desire to conceal her age.
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