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THE BEBt OMAHA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1913.
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Perhaps a roturn to ttao peni
tentiary will bo a relict to that Now
York man claimed by ten wlvoa.
Thouo unwilling to admit tho
brilliancy of Jlmhamlowia will at
least concede that of his pink 'una
Thoso British tennis players who
favor 8lowor games, aro dotermlnod
if posslblo to beat thoso blooming
Heard over tho wire: "Hollo Con
trail This is tho tolephono comblno
Disconnect mo with tho telegraph
Yes, but If ho had really had hla
own way, thero would bo no cur
rency law unless It provldod for a
single central bank.
In a few days our old friends,
"now resolutions," and "annual
prognostications" will ba dragged out
of the accumulated ashes.
Well, tho ChriBtmas troo mortality
statistics scorn to show that we have
wo have, at least, learned something
about wearing cotton whiskers.
Judging from tho number ot
Huorta's generals killed in tho dally
dispatches, every othor man in tho
lines must wear shouldor straps.
According to tho Los Angolos
Times' cartoonist, tho llttlo Call
fornla boy is about, through playing
with his bull mooso hobby horao
Thero are others.
Lord Haldano of Groat Britain
says ? 2 5,0 00 a year Is enough to pay
for any sort of public service.. Then
wouldn't $17,500 bo a fairly decont
wago for an ambassador to tho Court
ot St. James?
That Kansas man who. sent An
drow Jackson's old walking cano to
President Wilson surely could not
havo been a closo observer ot
events, it ho imagined tho president
seeded a stick.
In formor days our crooked troos
urers also defended their practice of
farming out school funds and pocket
ing tho interest money by saying:
"This is legitimate graft tho law
does not forbid It."
Better buy back thoso bonds you
so needlessly Bold, Mr. Water Board,
ana tio it quick, not next year, not
next month, but now. Tho longer
wo pay 4 per cent interest on bor
rowed money reloanod to tho banks
at 2 per cent, tho moro wo lose.
"Tho ability to ask an intelligent
question and rocolvo an Intelligent
answer indicates tho possession of
eomo education," aaya Robert J.
Burdotto. How about that 30,000
wprd hypothetical query propounded
by tho attorneys for Hans Schmidt?
Statistics gathered by tho State
Board of Health show an increase of
800 deaths In Nebraska ovor tho
total number last year. Less than
200 of thoso aro to bo charged up
to tho spring tornadoes, so other con
tributing causes will havo to bo un
covered. Omaha always maintained tho most
cordial relations with tho big Wood
men of the World fraternal order
vhile it remained under direction of
it founder. Let us hope that this
mutual friendship and reciprocal
support wli continue under tho suc
As tho custodian of tho Byron
Reed collection, Omaha Is tho pos
sessor of. a genuine 1804 dollar, one
ot the very few la existence. Which
J-emiads, us that this collection is
ot exploited among the other at
tractions of tho city to anywhere
near tho extent it might be.
Home, Sweet Home,
Running a groat railway system
does not drlro all tho sentiment out
of a man's soul, as tho cases ot J. C.
Stubbs and W. C. Brown show.
When ho retired as traffic director
of tho great Harrlman system, Mr.
Stubbs turnod promptly to tho old
homestead In Ohio for rest and
quiet, Mr. Brown, laying down his
office as president of tho New York
Central, seeks retirement back in
Llmo Springs, Ia whoro as boy and
girl together, ho and tho brido of
hla years, played and learned to lovo.
"Home, Sweet Homo; Thero Is No
Placo Like Homo." No prettier
song was ovor written, no finer,
truer sentiment over breathed.
Something is wrong and unnatural
when tho flight of years carries ono
boyond its charm and appeal. Horo
aro mon grown great In their do
mains of business, acquiring wealth
to let thorn llvo In moro splendid
places, In tho contors of social ac
tivity, tho haunts of other great
men. But theso places aro not homo
to them. Tholr gildod charms do
not oven tompt, much loss hold
thorn. Thoy havo had a llfo of this
and lived it as long as stern duty
bado, but now, duty dono, thoy will
chooso their own living, back amid
thoso simpler environs of childhood'
A region of repose It seams,
A place of slumber' and of dreams,
Ilemoto among tho wooded hlllst
For thero no noisy railway Bpecds,
Thus runs a fow lines of "Tho
Waysido Inn," which whethor wholly
nppropoB of tho soquestorod llfo and
surroundings of Llmo Springs or
not, yot breathes tho spirit ot UiIb
How to Prove Good Intentions.
It tho administration wants to
provo boyond poradventuro of a
doubt that It is not going to bo
actuated by partisan or personal con
sideration in arranging tho dotalls
ot tho now bonking system, it will
locate a regional rcservo bank in
Omaha. Omaha has ovory claim to
preferment basod on geographical,
financial and commercial conditions,
although politically it Is "In bad"
because our member of the United
States Bonato has mado hlmsolf por
Bona non grata at tho Whlto Houbo.
So unoxpectant aro wo that Omaha
lias not yet put in a formal nppllca
tlonl for designation. Lot tho domo
cratlo administration gtvo us a re
glonal bank here, In splto ot all this
provocation not to do bo, and wo will
all applaud its patriotic purposes and
Shying at Ghosts.
It was an old McQutfoy reader
that taught tho homely llttlo moral
of "The Friondly Mllo-post." Tho
youth on his night's Journey, who,
though familiar with tho placo
whoro tho old post stood, could
mako nothing out of thoso wide
Btrotchod arms txansflxod against
tho darkness but a hideous monster
to devour him, yet night being as
sablo behind and bcsldo as In frqnt
of him, ho saw no means of escape.
lino longor ho gazed tho wldor
Btrotchod tho arms. Summoning at
last a falso courage, forth ho went
to moot his doom as bravely as a
country boy could.
Ah, well, thought tie.
Ono thing 1'vo learned,
Nor shall I soon forget;
Whatover frightens mo again
I'll march straight up to It
But tho lesson did not Btny with
you, Infallibly; you ombarkod on
lifo'B Journoy only to find an onomy
in overy othor friondly mllo-post
you mot. All along tho way thoso
Bontlnels Btand, pointing tho right
road, and in your delusion you mis
tako thorn and chooso tho opposlto
way, finding, aftor you aro worn
and wearied and chlllod by tho long.
dark Journoy, that what you thought
was your enemy was in reality your
rrlend, tho ghostly Imago being but
tho reflection of your own dis
ordered imaginations. Had you
stopped to consider that whoro this
frightful apparition stood was ex
actly whoro, as you know, tho
friondly mllo-post had always been.
you would havo scorned that sub
conscious suggestion of fear, that
assumption of trouble and gone
straight up to tho mark.
Imagination is a groat faculty if
properly controlled. Uncontrolled,
lot looso to run its course untrain-
melod, brooding its kindred passions
Prejudice, fear. hato. nialicn it
becomes a menaco, haunting us with
us rantasios and fallacies, unfitting
s for high purpose. Yot it Hwniu
latont or potent in every human
breast, mostor or servant, according
to tho Btrength or weakness of tho
A New York real estate aeent hn.
been handed both a flno and a iall
sentence for renting on apartment
wun Knowiedgo that It was to be
used for questionable Durnoss.
Now, if that notion should become
contagious with prosecuting officers.
41 Mfl-a ...
migni maico trouble In other
towns besides New York.
Agrippa admitted to Saint Pnni
that ho had "almost DaraimH
him," and that It might have been
all right with tho npoatlo had he not
appealed to Caesar. So today, the
straw boss Is very often the fellow
you havo to look out for most; hB Is
very Jealous of bis authority.
I f T 1
9 'JhisJ)ay in Omaha
commit mem sic mil
After a three days' session Ui "trlpor-
tite" pool magnates adjourned to meet
again In Chicago, for which city they
left on a special train. E. P. Vlnlng has
been agreed upon as tho commissioner
fur the now pool, which Is to bo called
tho Western Trunk Line association. Ho
has been engaged for three years at a
salary of I1B.000, and P. P. Shelby will
very likely become traffla manager of
that road, with J. A. Munroe, assistant.
general freight agent, moved up to bo
general freight agent.
Mrs. Baxter spoke an temperance at
the Methodist church to a large and at
Edward Hall, ono of the pioneer set
tlers of Douglas county, died, aged 72.
Governor James W. Dawes, chief ex
ecutive of tho stato, Is in tho city for
a day or two.
Tho annual Christmas meeting of tho
Ilermcslans was held nt Judge Lake's
last evening. Tho principal numbers on
tho program wcro an essay by Miss
Street, a recitation by Miss Grace Wil
bur, musical contributions by Miss Alice
Rogers, Mrs. Chadwlck, Miss Maul, Miss
Pcnncll, Mr. Breckcnrldge and Mrs. Pen
non, and tho holiday edition of the
paper, "Our Opinion," by G. W. Tllllt
Word comes of tho death of W. II.
Anderson, well known Pullman con
ductor of this city, In tho railway hos
pital at Sacramento.
One of tho prominent social events
which will occur during tho coming year
will bo tho maniago of Miss Manila
Saundors and Russell B. Harrison of
Indianapolis, which Is to take placo at
Trinity cathedral, January 10. Tho brldo
will bo attended by Misses Mlnnlo Rich
ardson, Elcnoro Boyd and Lizzie Isaacs
and a reception held later in tho Pax
Twenty Years Ago -
Formor Governor John M. Thayer of
Lincoln spent the day in the city.
Chris Jensen, ono of tho old originals
of tho Black Hills country, was visiting
friends in tho city.
Mrs. J. a Gillespie of the Institute for
tho Deaf went to Iowa City to attend
tho funeral of her mother.
I A Garner, general superintendjnt of
tho American Express company In
Omaha, received a leather-covered couch
for his offlco from theso route agents
John Flynn, P. W. Bchuller, S. A Davis,
O. C. Kettcrln, C. A Qoldsmlth and W.
Mayor J. B. Puroy of tho Doard of
Publlo Works announced that with the
noxt year would como a complcto reor
ganization of tho sewer department, of
which ho had supervision. Several mem
bers of tho department were in for offi
cial decapitation, but though urged by
colleagues of tho board, Major Furay re
fused to givo out tholr names until tho
oxo was about to fall.
F. H. Davis sold throe, lots, 100x180, to
A J. Hanscom for 130,000, the lots being
located at Twonty-fifth avenue and Par-
nam street. Mr. Davis bought tho prop
erty ten years before for JS.400 and tho
sale for such a prico nt a time when the
country was under tho burden of a mone
tary depression wns, real estato men af
firmed, a sure sign of Omaha's stability
in that lino.
Ton Years Alio
The Board of Governors met and dis
cussed Building Inspector Wlthnell's
threat of destroying tho old Coliseum,
used as tho Ak-Sor-Bcn Den, which ho
condemned as unsafe. Estimated repairs
costing probably fl.CCO lndioatod on inten
tion to molco them, but como to no def
inite action, leaving the matter for fu
The members of tho Ancient Ordor of
United Workmen dedicated tholr new
tomplo at 110-113 North Pourtonth street
free of debt. Dr. II. A. Worloy perform
ing the happy ceremony of burning the
mortgage that had loin like a wet blan
ket over tho building.
E. C. Spinney, president of tho Bankers
Union of tho World, a llfo Insurance order
incorporated under tho laws of tho stato
of Nobraska, wroto to Tho Bee vigor
ously protesting against tho Imputation
of nn Item of news reporting action
against tho order by a widow trying to
rocover tho amount of a policy.
William Houghtallng died at the home
of hts daughter, Mrs. Joseph Doherty, CG3
North Twenty-fifth avenue, at tho age
Aaron Cahn, one of tho most prom-
lnoi.it Jewish members of tho community.
died at his home. 2225 Fornam street, at
the ago ot 85. Ills family planned on lay
ing him at rest In Pleasant Hill ceme
tory. A. B. Jaqulth went to Minneapolis In
tho Interest of another new Omaha eleva
tor company, recently organised.
Federal Judge Willis Vandevanter came
from Cheyenne to sit with Judge W. II.
Munger In an important case.
Stories in Figures
Norway employs S77.C1S women in Its
Thero aro eighteen trade unionists iter
1,000 Inhabitants In Canada.
Thero aro 4S3 Iron mines in tho United
States, employing (5,176 persons.
Slnco 1901, In tho coal mines of the
world, 6,439 Persona havo lost their lives.
Clovelandcrs have thus far this year
given l,ffi0 dally to organized charitte.
Tho homes of this country require
about $539,887,000 worth of furniture each
At least 225,000 women and girls work
In manufacturing establishments In
New York state has 1,S38,10 persons
employed In factories. Of theso 6S3,796
work in New York City.
In 1000 thero were sixty-two beef cattle
In the United States for each 100 persons
of population; now there are thirty-seven
cattle to each 100 ot population.
At 10 cents a drink our liquor bill fig.
urea (S53.SO0.000 for the year. And the
value of all tho broad made In the baker
ies of the country was but 1233,863,000.
Fat Times for Ship Balldera.
By March 31 Great Britain will havo thir
ty-two dreadnoughts and Germany fif
teen, giving Great Britain, temporarily at
least. Its desired position of two dread,
noughts to the next naval power's one.
Tho most optimistic view of the naval
rivalry Is that It makes fat times for
the ship builders and steel Interests.
Twice Told Tales
"Jumt Like Yon .Men."
"Mn are Idealists, women are realists,"
bald Mrs. Wilklns Freeman, the noted
novelist, at a tea In Metuchen.
"Woman's realism, which begins In
childhood, makes her seem cynical,
whoreas sho Is only perspicacious. Take,
for example, tho story of llttlo Mary.
"Little Mary, a Metuchen girl, was set
to watch a flock of chickens. Tho hens
kept together very well, but tho rooster
was inclined to wander inquisitively to
wards another flock bf chickens next
door. Tlmo and again she had to turn
"After a -while she thought sho had him
cured of his wanderer's habit, and took
up her doll a moment. But, when sho
lifted her head, thero wcro tho hens to
gether In the corner, and thero was the
rooster strutting, calm and important,
across the lawn towards the next yard
" 'Como back here!' cried Mary. 'Como
back to your own family!
"But tho rooster kept straight on.
"Mary looked at him a moment, dis
gustedly; then she said In a low, bitter
" 'That's Just llko you menl' Now York
Not Worth Paying For.
Ed and Joo wero walking along a coun
try road ono hot day In July and became
very thirsty, but could not find any
water. Coming at last to a farmer's
houso, and noticing a woman standing
In tho door, they went up to her and re
quested a drink of water.
Sho said: "Wo haven't had any rain
for three weeks and tho well is dry."
"Then please givo us a drink of milk."
Tho woman replied that tho milk Is all
taken to market, but added that she had
somo buttermilk stored away and would
give tho thirsty travelers a drink of It.
After quenching their thirst with but
termilk they offered to pay the kind
woman for It, but sho rofused tho money,
saying: "I was going to givo It to the
pigs, anyway." Pittsburgh Chronicle-
A Remunerative Position.
Tom Brown, comedian of the Six Mu
sical Brown brothers, with Prlmroso &
Dockstader's minstrels, is circulating tho
"An unsophisticated young chap from
the rural regions got a postion as con
ductor on a Now Tork street car line.
Ho kept track of the tickets and turned
them in, but kept for himself all tho
nickels and dimes ho took in.
"At the ond of tho week when tho pay
master handed him his first salary en
velope tho young man inquired in great
"What! Do I get paid, toor "
Apropos of Senator Depew'e declaration
that In his young days In Pekokllt mar
riages wero very happy and comfortable
on $1,000 or so a year Mlllicent M. At
wood, In an anti-suffrage address in Bal
"Tho cost of living Is higher now than
in Mr. Depew's young days and It is Im
possible for a' Bryn Mawr or Vassar girl
to uvo a happy marrieU life on 11,000 a
"A Vassnr girl onco refused a J16-a-
week bank clerk. He groaned and said:
You wring my heart'
"Td rather wring your heart thnn
wring your clothes,' tho Vassar elrl
calmly answored."-New York . Tribune.
People and Events
Speaker Champ Clark Is
-ii"iinaa purso on tho lecture cir
cuit of New England.
Saddest of all the sad happenings of tho
year is tn) ract that tho country Is
obliged to Import sauerkraut. Ia the to
bacco trust raiding tho cabbage patches?
Two San Francisco youngsters who .
sayed tho stlckup sysicm while "under
mo iniiuonce," won a 8UBDnl,l .ni.nn
of seven years, conditioned on sticking
.1 urn iwr wagon an that Ume. Mighty
tough Job, that, In San Francisco.
Federal authorities In Chlcflfrn n r nrnh.
ms uio DooiDiacK trust, hoping to un
cover the generally suspected peonage
ymem wnereoy tho Greek bosses onrich
mcmoeivcB. lUKt a similar qulzz in
uiuiuiu a iow years ago, the young shin
ers "don't know a thing," or knowing,
fear to tell.
Born a slave. Mrs. AmnnAn. .Tnhnunn
iuany, ure., not only has enjoyed free
dom for sixty years, but on her eightieth
birthday became n duly qualified voter,
with all tho rights of citizenship. The
adoption of woman's suffrair in n.
last fall paved tho way for this result ana
win iTRisierea as a republican voter.
uir wiiiiam urooKS. ilaenvfivr i.t
. i .. i ,
mamum, recently celebrated hi. .irh.
ii.. . ; ... .....,-
iii.i oirwiaay. jMOtwithstandlng his age.
he is among the young men of the time
He Is still actively engaged in lmnnrfnnt
experimental work. His sc!ent!fo research
ana important discoveries long since
made him ono of the world's most fa
Miss Elizabeth Knopf of New Vnrfc i
to have a church of her own. which will
bo a novel religious experiment. Thero
will be nightly sen-Ices a which parts
of the writings of Buddhist, Christian.
Mohammed jn and-other religious authors
will be read. The "temple" represents no
reugious cuit, ana thero will be no col
lections, as Miss Knopf will support It
jir. Horace w. Brown, a prominent
physician of Milwaukee, pointing out the
absurdities of tho medical examination
rcquireu Dy the eugenio law of Wiscon
sin, thus explains tho sourco of in..u
gested laws; "The state of Wisconsin has
been for the last four or fivo years dazed
In a state of Intellectual ccstacy by a
cuiiunuea contemplation of a thing which
Is called 'the Wisconsin Idea. What thj
Wisconsin Idea may really be neither the
wisdom of the Scribes nor tho cleverness
of the Pharisees has been able to ex
plain; but It seems In some way to be a
scheme, by enactment of statutes, to give
everybody 'equal opportunity,' provldod
always that that opportunity has first
been prescribed by a commission or by
the legislature The climax of theso pre
scriptlons has been reached In tho cugnlo
Notr for the Bio; Tent.
Tho great mass of republicans who
fled their party aro eager for tho oppor
tunity to rejoin tho republican party; the'
reaction from mere hullaballoo has set in,
and the genuinely progressive republicans
who rebelled havo been revolted by tho
extravagances of tho day and will seek
a conservative organization as refuge
Tnkra Imne with Dr. ainckny.
OMAHA, Dec. r7.-To the Editor of
Tho Bee: Ono reads with surprise and
consternation Dr. Mackay's article In
Church and Homo, which you reDrlnt.
and in which ho makes a bitter attack.
"'o carnosi men ana woman who nre
working diligently to eradicate tho curso
of whlto slavery, which ho designates
as a "Joko of huge proportions."
What can bo the mental attltudo ot
a man who can sco a connection be
tween a "Joko" and this appalling evil
which claims such a terrible toll from
tho young womanhood of this country.
ur. aiacKay states that ha dnon nnt
bellevo whlto slavery exists in Omaha
becauso tho chiof of police says It does
not. Has Omaha's pollco force ben so
efficient and wise In the past and so
free from suspicion of sldo stepping se
rious conditions as to Justify this "bn.
Ho also states that women become
prostitutes of their own freo will, "they
love that kind of life," and cites as proof
that ho has made moro than ono effort
to persuade Inmates of resorts to leavo
and reform,, "pleading earnestly with
This Is a serious attack an the morality
of women. Tho student of social con
ditions knows that but a very small per
centage of women enter this life, with
a full knowiedgo of It. There aro many
avenues leading to prostitution and the
most horrible of them Is the avenue of
white Blavcry. It is also known that, In
order to endure tho llfo of a prostituto
the woman Is compelled to resort to tho
use of drugs and liquor that destroy her
moral fiber and in time her mental fac
ulties. To appeal to the conscience ot
such a woman is lost time.
Why does Dr. Mackay chooso to align
himself .with those who deny tho exist
ence of whlto slavery and Jest at the
efforts of sincere men and women who
seek to improve social conditions.
Wouldn't a demand for a thorough in
vestigation be much more In keeping
with his office as a representative of
the Man "who came to save tho world."
Ho objects to tho play, "The Lure,"
recently presented here. Ho Is recom
mended to read tho report of the Rocke
feller Bureau of Social Hygiono to find
that "The Lure" Is a very mild por
trayal of conditions that have been
proven to exist. L. M.
Sorrlnu Serds of Jllnchlef.
OMAHA, Dec. 28. To the Editor of The
Bee: Two men stood alongside mo on a
street car platform. Both were well
dressed and looked to be reasonably pros
perous. Ono of thorn certainly Is, for he
admitted to tho other that an $3,000 loss
In the tornado was of little consequence
to him. Thoy wcro talking of tho tornado
and of the relief work that followed.
Tho one said he knew that the work of
distributing tho relief cost 80 cents of
every dollar collected. Tho othor said
that ho knew that one society woman,
"whose name appears every week In the
society columns," was paid at the rate
of $5 per day for all tho tlmo 3hs put in
at tho relief stations. Much other similar
comment came from them.
The Incident would bo Insignificant wero
It not typical of a spirit prevalent among
a largo class of our citizenship. There
men aro apparently harboring 1-j their
minds misconceptions of the work that
was done and the motives that uctuiW
the men and women engaged in the relief
of the tornado victims. They aro not
above retailing their views in uch pub
lic places as they may meet, regardless
ot what possible harm may arise. In
this case tho harm,, if any, must fall cn
public-spirited private citizens. Similar
attacks on the Integrity of publlo offi
cials are often heard under similar cir
cumstances. As a matter of fact, I am sure neither
of the men whoso conversation 1 over-'
heard, knows what he is talking about,
nor could either substantiate a single one
of the charges so carelessly made. But
other strangers heard tho statemirvts I
did for the car platform was full, as
street car platforms In Omaha usually
are, and, unless all within hearing nre
as careless In listening as the two wero
In talking, some seeds of mischief were
I think the point Is obvious.
As Vl"red from Rlvurlew.
OMAHA, Dec. 27.-To tho Editor of The
Bee: Recently you published an article
signed by Roma Miller, wherein ho stated
that my criticism of tho Park Board ln
spending so much money on Carter Lake
park, showed a lack of knowiedgo on my
It is true my Imagination has never
had such a free hand as Mr. Miller
has evidently allowed his In this In
stance as in the opinion of many not
having direct property interests, Carter
Lako is a long ways from a paradise
and will be for many years. In the
first place a park necessarily must have
shade trees, perhaps, Mr, Miller can
Imagine these as already existing. The
Missouri river Is a factor that may any
spring take a hand at Mr. Milter's para
dise. I have seen numerous attempts at
controlling this river and perhaps Mr.
Miller can advise what assurance the
city has that tho Missouri will always
be where it is now. Another thing
suppose tho Minneapolis & Omaha and
Missouri Paciflo tracks will be moved
or a viaduct placed over them. I can
easily see how If the city is willing every
dollar of park money can bo dumped
here to satisfy the selfish ends of a
few. If Mr. Miller wants his back yard
Improved let him do It at his own ex
pense, not at the expense ot the city
Wo of tho southeast part of Omaha
havo for years seen the park and boule
vard money expended elsewhere and we
now intend to mako ourselves heard un
til wo get our Just sharo of improvements.
Rlvervlow park has the advantago over
many others in not requiring a lavish
expenditure to make It look respectable,
but it can without appealing to the vivid
Imagination of anyono be mado the most
ideal park in Omaha. I hope Mr. Miller
will credit the people living ln the south
east part of the city as having ordinary
common sense and it will take more than
his fertile Imagination to make us be
llevo that Carter lake Is or ever will be
what he says It is.
In closing I wish to thank Mr. Miller
for advising us of the amount of money
the city has expended on this park, as
I doubt If we could obtain it any other
way and we want to use this Informa
tion If we don't get what we aro en
titled to. E. E. CLOSSON.
The- True Sport.
Detroit Freo Press.
Our idea of a true sport Is one who'll
give the proceeds ot a Jackpot to make
some widow's baby happy.
THESE GIRLS OF OURS.
!'.r.0Ur.faE0 M,ra' cut up. Accident?"
No, fight Tried to stop a husband
Who vas beating his wife."
"And the husband hit your'
No, the wlfe."-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
. 5I:M,? a TToman' r,8ht t0 try to make
a namo for herself Just as much as It
is a man a
He surel Unless she tries to do It by
''Tou, nover buy me such Christmas
"Well," he replied; "I don't need to
Tlou must remember that you wero al-
.vi ..!?... our Ilrst nushand
.,KlnluorcctZAna d you remember
just exactly what your husband said to
you when he proposed T
.,.iS?nd..P.1,tto-1J!o- u wa" "Illy. He
you bo mine be mine, forever," some
thing like that. It was awfully sllly.
St. Louis Republic.
ww? t0 b1?, 8lstet'8 admlrert-Guoss
a0;' ,fa'ner "aid about you last night
B&eUn7UnWyU Wa" ,lstcn,nff--Sydney
yS'Mfh,cr ,s golnsr to y
in'SHinfc0 anul su.pport hcr ln th style
.mhMh ?n nttS een accustomed."
. yc'!' sno naj' had it too easy. A few
"hips will do her good, lwouldn5!
S?;t0iforceu.them on hcr- but she is
going Into this of her own accord."
marry him1' 1 tI,lnk W ,S y0Ur auty to
leamUtto7oCf!mm SUre 1 n8VOr 8haiI
"For goodness sake, do you oxpect to
havo love and money, too? You must In
herit your absurd Ideas from your father.
He a.ways Is expecting the impossible to
happen." Chicago Record-Herald.
Pauline motored to the station to meet
her deurcst friend, who was coming down
for a week-end
"Oh, Belle," cried Paulino enthuslas-
the Big Men Go
Those men who "get there"
usually get there first. When
they go to St. Paul and Minneapo
lis you'll hnd them on the Great
Western 8 Twin City limited spend
ing a pleasant evening in the cluh
car with some live, good-natured
friends who prefer to do their hustling
amid tho luxury of hr me comforts.
You get there first comfortably on tho
Si SO t. m. ia tho leaving time; $8.10 Is
the fare; you arrive St. Paul 7:30 a. m
Minneapollt 8:05 a. m.
Day train leaves Omab9:30 a. m-
P' F BONORDEN.C. P. &T.A.
1S22 Famaa Str-t Omaha, Neb,
Pfcaa. Daucbs 240
Does your clerk say:
" Anything else today?"
Try this experiment. Have one of your
bright clerks say "Anything else today"
to twenty successive customers after they
have completed the purchase of the arti
cle for which they came into the store.
Keep a record of the number of additional
sales made. Then have the same clerk
use his gray matter and suggest to the
next twenty purchasers the thing that
he thinks the customer really might
want and show it if possible. Compare
the saled made by this method.
Is your advertising copy on the "Any
thing else today?" plan? The right copy
suggesting things from your stock that '
people really want, if they only knew
about them, will make sales and create
Our advertising department is organized
to help you. Start the New Year by us
ing both our gray matter and yours to
build up your business for 1914.
THE OMAHA BEE
Telephone Tyler lOOO
tlcally, "do you know, Mr. Barnum, the
young millionaire, Is going to teach ms
"To swim!" exclaimed the guest,
wonderlngly. "Why. Pauline, I thought
yoti had been taught already."
..K.?.e!, .8?. It,haY.9' lear." said Pauline,
"but not by hlm."-New York Times. .
Knlckcr What Is a flat?
Bocker A flat consists of a Janitor en
tirely surrounded by cubbyholes New
ti' n?W ar0 you soins t0 voto tnls eIcc
"I Just don't know! My dressmaker has
been 111 and I haven't a thing to wear."
"It Is wrong for an old man to marry
a young fooI.'r '
foo??1" hW h to kn0W that sho 18
"When she says yes to his proposal h
ought to know It" Houston Post
, AFTER CHRISTMAS.
N2.tv mother sports an opera coat
That father got for hcr.
And Brother Jack nn auto coat
And auto gloves of fur;
Little baby got a dolly
That can talk and cry and laugh
And father got some slippers
a half. "
Now sister wears a diamond
And a nccklaco of real pearls:
So. of course, sho's sought by all the mc
And envied by the girls:
untie wnne got a dandy watch
And a pair of silver skates.
And daddy got a dollar's worth
Sister got her beau a present,
A carat diamond pin;
Jack's girl got "ditto" earrings,
And dad furnished the "tin;"
Mother sent her poor relations
Christmas presents by tho score.
And dad's neckties bare tho label
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