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Subcrlbera . lcaTln the city
temporarily eUoold bare The Dee
malted to them. Aildreas -will be
ehanijed na often an requested.
you get it "1914" tho first
Thoso eggs coming from
nro not loaded, wo tako It.
Remember that overy handle ou
tho wator wagon Is groaBod.
Perhaps Pass Christian 1b that
"Beautiful IbIo of Somowhcro," about
which a favorite eong tolls us.
Good Old Year, After All.
With all tho meteorological atroc
ities charged up to 1913, tho old year
turns out to have been not wholly
bad, rather productive of remarkable
good. True, soma evil genius of
abnormality appeared manifest In
nearly every monthly revolution ol
tho cycle, yet tho spirit of anomaly
crops out also In an Inventory of Its
virtues, for proof of which wo may
turn to tho New Year comments of
tho Rev. Dr. Anna Howard Shaw,
leader of tho American suffragists
nnd Mrs. Arthur Murray Dodge, commander-in-chief
of tho army of antl
suffraglHts. Says Mrs. 8haw: "Tho
year for us was ono of gratifying suc
cess," and Mrs. Dodge:, "Wo doubled
our membership and gained such
Impetus to the cause of anti-woman
suffrago sb to insuro another doub
ling of our numbers for 1914."
Thero yo,u .aro. A year of , ag
grcsslvo warfare with both generals
content and each claiming tho vie
tory. What more could anyone ask?
Pity that this pleasing paradox does
not find n counterpart in tho af faint
of England's militant auffragcttlsm,
thus removing further occaslpn for
I I . f T 1
jyopKing J) acKwan
, rJh&J)ay m Omaha
coMFiir rum hi nui
Thirty Years Ano
The regular annual Installation of offi
cers of the Knights ot Pythias at their
rooms on Fourteenth street Invested with
the official insignia the following roster:
John Hayward, P. C; S. M. Wilcox, C
C: J. T. Wlthrow, V. C.; IV M. Davis,
lV.'M. Toft, M. E.; C. J. Johnson. M. T.i
It. B. Fmlth, K. It. S.; J. S. Harpster,
M. A.: J. A. Qulsgard, I. G.i M. II. Hor
ner, O. O.
The resignation of E. P. Vlnlng, for
twelve years freight traffic manager of
tho U. P., has been accepted and Mr.
Vlnlng left for Chicago to enter on his
duties as commissioner of the Western
Trunk Lino association.
The real estate firm of C. E. Mayno &
Co. is no more .and in Its stead is the
firm of Barker & Maine.
Miss Neclcy Stevens, the celebrated
pianist, and her sister, are registered at
Collections of Internal revenue taxes In
the Nebraska district for the year to
taled Jl.i,0T3, of which 1,H8,451 was paid
by the Willow Springs distillery here.
Mrs. Lctltla Moody, mother of C. E.
Moody, died at her eon's residence on
-h ... MlMincril.il ltlil ... r i , inn i'vii
fifing urlcKbatB and Hunger HtriKes.i taken t0 Bprlngflcld, ill., for Interment
The Delfge Hose company gave Its first
A MnRlr Thought.
'We are united In this movement," said
Thomas M, Heed, a Denver physiologist,
propos of a fight against the drug
Yes, a single thought possesses us,
and In that respect we're like Mr. and
'At 3 a. m. of a bitter cold morning
Mrs. Smith in her thin nightgown was
pacing the floor with her colic-tormented
babe In her arms. The babe's squawks
ot pain were terrible, yet they were; Alma Itccord. A monster Christmas
aslly drowned by the ear-splitting roars 'tree in front of the1 court house In
of Young Smith, Jr., who towed about i Omaha was a new and orglnal stunt
his crib with a toothache. pulled off by the good people of the mc-
Mr, Smith, shivering In his pamai,
bent over the washstand, trying to pre
pare a cotton filling for his son and n
mustard plaster for his babe, when his 1 abundance of this 'world's good. If that
wlfo'n voice, scarcely audible above the ($20,000 Billy Sunday jackpot was distrib
uted among the poor of that city It
would do a greater amount of good than
it will when added to the ex-ball player's
already fat bank account.
Are all who condomn the tango
entirely familiar with It or aro they
Just Joining In the chorus on faith?
Tho weather man, too,, has the
chance of his life to regain prestige
by making good in this glad New
If all thoso good resolutions aro
carried out in spirit as well as In
letter, the year 1914 will uo a
The Calumet situation Is another
rebuking remindor ot our official in
dlfferenco to the root causes of In
dustrlal disputes. '
Safe and .Sane Autoing.
San Francisco's campaign for safe
and sauo, autoing. should become a
general propaganda throughout tho
country. Perhaps with such an Im
pulso behind it, tho movement might
really amount to something, Every
city is in need of safety and sanity
in tho operation of automobiles and
tho longer we put off tho evil day
tho worse It will bo. No use to say
it cannot bo dono, with the results
of our national movement for a safo
and sane Fourth boforo us. Reckless
observanco of our natal day was a
much older and more deep-rooted ob
stacle to ovcrcomo than the one now
boforo ub and yot, while tho Ideal Ib
not accomplished, seo tho progress
mado toward tho proper end. A pco
plo that can achlevo so much, nood
not falter in essaying this other
And wo cannot afford to falter con
fronted as wo are on every hand with
the romorflelosa consequences ot our
neglect and fol)y. Tho automobllo
Is a permanent patron of public high
ways, urban and rural, and incrcas
Ing steadily In number. What has
boon dono to regulate Its operation
manifestly Is not sufficient. Wanted
yot is a concrete public sentiment
with some definite facility of action.
Tho reckless and daring man at an
automobllo whool Is no harder to
curb and control than tho ono at tho
throttle ot a locomotlvo, If only tho
propor method is applied. The care
ful autolsts, of course, need, no such
It's all grist on Uncle Sam's post-
office mill tho' picture postal, the
Christmas gift mall parcel, tho New I
Year's card 'habit.
Washington without a Wblto
TTmmA Kw Ynnr'n rncnatlon lit lflant
starts the record with a novelty in upon tho activity of tho Wllson-Dryan
.roubleiome Roger. '
It was lnevltablo that tho candidacy ot
Mr. Roger Sullivan for the deraocra.Uo
bonatorial nomination should provo
wedge to split the state democracy. Chi
cago Evening Post.
And tho PoHt proceeds to comment
Lcaguo of Illinois as a promise and
portent that Mr. Sullivan's ambitions
are not to go unchallenged. Truly,
tho ways of Illinois Btatosmon aro
rough and uncortain, It would not
be surprising to hear of a wish bolng
decorously expressed that somo dig-
Th first oltv rnmmliuilonr nf timed motnocl mignt DO lOUnU OI
Omaha ca make this third year tho knocking Mr. Sullivan into a cocked
It turns out that General Villa I
did not receivo 'New Year's calls in
Mexico City, much less eat his
Christmas dinner there..
it of the trio, with all the splendid
opportunity for Improvement.
hat, his presumption Is bo very au
noylng. He must have forgotten that
Mr. Bryan long ago read him out
of tho amen corner of tho democracy
What If he did come across In tho
Dispatches say Mr. Llnd was glad
ot the chance to talk to somebody
and yet what a queer manner he has niche of time with his Illinois dele
had ol showing that h6 waata to talk. gatlon at Baltimore In 1912, a party
out for popular acclaim cannot af
It is getting so that many Hal ford to be known as favoring his sort
owners are Just as willing to lot chll- 0f politics, however much it may
dren Into their buildings as dogs, Wh to patronlre it In times of Btress
provided, of course, the children are and strife
clean and quiet.
Newspapers like men may some'
times bo judged by the onomles they
make. A newspaper that keeps tho
searchlight on graft is sure to Incur
the enmity of the gratters.
Any port Is a friendly port In a
storm, as Mr. Sullivan ought to un
Kansas City Is In tho throes ot a
nonpartisan movement for a com
mission plan pt city government
Here's luck to Kansas City, tor
Omaha has been through it.
Rev. "Billy" Sunday Is playing to
"S. R. O." business in a great taber
nacle nightly in Pittsburgh. Rev.
"Billy" has all the other theatrical
press agents beaten before they start
Where Ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly
to be wise, was not spoken in jest
when It comes to the joy ot being un
able to see all the terriblo things
astrologers find In store tor us dur
Where There's a Will, There's
Chairman Epperson is eminently
correct in his position that thero is
only one republican party, but un
fortunately In Nebraska . thero Is
second so-called state committee
over which Mr. Epperson presides
which got off on the wrong foot In
the last campaign by refusing to
align itself with tho national organ!
ration, thus losing Its status, It It
ever had any, as a decision ot the
supreme court attests. All tho
wrinkles will bo Ironed out. how
over, in ample time under the Ne
braska election law, which calls for
the constitution ot a new state com
mittee during the present year. The
rank and file of Nebraska repub
licans who really wish to get to
Bother for the rehabilitation ot the
party, rather than for their own ag
grandlrement, will find the way with
or without the help of the "bosses
or the "leaders."
annual bnll at Masonic hall. Councilman
V S Hascflll was master of ceremonies,
A lively polo contest wan pulled off at
tho Capitol avenue roller skating rink
between two teams, the neds, composed
Messrs. Gallon, Stevens, Moreford.
McCluo and Gordon, and the Blues, com
posed of Messrs. Helphrey, lUtchcock.
Cramer, Dennis and Eastman.
Twenty Years A go-
It became known that Omaha, at last.
as to have a decent depot. A company
known as the Metropolitan Union Depot
and Tin II road company had been incor
porated by the following! Guy C. Bar
ton, Henry W. Yates, Herman Kouritze,
Benjamin F. Smith, Charles W. Hamil
ton, Frank Murphy, John A. Crelghton,
red Metis, sr.: William A. Paxton,
Alfred Millard, C. W. Lyman, Milton
Rogers, R. L. Stone, Thomas Bwobe,
John Rush and Charles J. Karboch
Irfnd was to be acquired either by pur
chase or condemnation, covering a tract
from Capitol avenue to Howard street,
between Ninth and Seventh streets, for
trackage, and Jl.'OO.OOO expended In the
plant. The authorized capital ot the cor
poration was H.ttfO.OOO.
General Passenger Agent John Francis
left for Chicago.
Messrs. Kd Dickinson. 'G. W. Megeath
and K. I I.omax returned from Denver,
Several prominent business men met at
the Paxton hotel In the evening on in-
Itatlon of Herman Kountze. B. F.
Smith, G. N. Hicks, Judge Doane, Frank
Murphy and Henry T. Clarke to discuss
tho government of 'the city, with which
they felt there was radical fault, espe
lally In the expenditure of money,
Judge Poano was elected to preside, and
of the many present Qeorge H. Boggs
Dr. 8. D. Mercer, City Engineer Andrew
Itosowater, A. P. Tukey and others
spoke, suggesting various plana of Im
provement, such as fairer valuations, re
trenehments, discontinuance of enforced
public Improvements and so on. The
voice of the meeting was for an ag
gressive action on the part of the prop
erty owners and taxpayers, who had
waited on tho defensive long enough
committee waa finally appointed at the
suggestion of J. B. Kitchen, to devise
definite program and report at a future
meeting. This committee was composed
of Judge Doane. chairman: Herman
Kountze. B. F. Smith. G. N. Hicks,
Henry T. Clarke, Alfred Millard, Henry
W. Yates, George H. Boggs and Frank
Ten Years Abo
Official announcement was made or the
resignation of President Horace G. Burt
of the Union Pacific, an office he had
held for five years. The announcement
stated that he had no definite plans for
It was reported in local-railroad circles
that n. W. Baxter, formerly Nebraska
division superintendent of the Union Pa
rifle, had accepted the position of gen
eral manager of a western line. He was
In Portland, Ore., and could not be con
John E. Cosgrove. 68' years of age,
carpenter In the Union Pacific shops, left
his home. 2006 Grace street, to attend his
spiritual wants at Holy Family Catholic
church. Eighteenth and Izard streets.
This he did and started back homo when
he fell dead In the yard of the church
where he was later found by Father Fltx
Patrick, a victim of heart disease. Though
doctors worked over him, life was bo
yond their reach.
Word was received from Mrs. Matnan
Merrlam In Chicago of the recovery on
New Tear's day of the bodies ot her sis
ter, Mrs F. M. Per'slnger, and nephew.
Hewitt Perslnger. who were muneu to
death In the Iroquois theater fire
Erastua Young treated all the employes
In his department to a "smoKer" as
celebration ot a raise ot $2&o a month In
Johnny Murphy went to bed with
lighted pipe In hla mouth at his home
in Dorchester. 'Mass. His funeral was
Somo New Yorkers will continue the
search this year for a man who, as
governor, can say "no" In less than a
Andrew Carnegie starts the new year
with an eloquent plea for poverty in an
eastern magazine. Millionaires weary of
their load will find the preachment highly
amusing hot stuff.
The distinguished membership of the
Ananias club will be gratified to learn
on the authority ot a St. Paul preacher
that the world-renowned apostolic liar
possessed somo good traits, but not
enough to balance his fault.
The children of Chfef Maverick, an
Indian famous In Texas, are ,holdlng a
reunion, at which the head of the family
Is planning to divide among his five
children property worth more than 11,000,.
600. He Is keeping merely enough to
maintain himself comfortably the rest of
Mrs. Julian Heath and three of her
friends have agreed to work as pure food
lnanectors In New TorK wiinout any
Unit. They will devote them
gardlesa of pain and death. And they Uclvos to the problems ot having the.)
aie not-few. these heroes of peace. They ; cold stoiage lawa enforced. There are
means -Of extras In addition to the' m- 0r them are to be found In Wo. I deal of s-inervlslon to
ualary for which he hired out. I motive cabs. Leo t, at tncy are propcrl) enforced.
Mayor "Jim" promises to try to
forgive such ot his enemies as are
worth forgiving. Incidentally, the
mayor reserves the right to himself
decide which,, If any, of his enemies
xnat onio aemocrat retiring rrom Among the heroes of peace let us re
congress because be has- discovered I member the name of William Cam en
It to be no place for an honest and glneman. who did not Jump for safety
rnn-lintlniia man mtiat find Ufa .. when the steam chest exploded, but
Jonesom, and dreary existence in this rr-TS
with his hand still grasping the- lever.
Behind mm waa a tralnload of nui
Ol .course, Hi "nonesi grail xers, ana in the face of a sudden and
wherever; the law does not prohibit appalling danger he did hi duty re
public officer from lining his
jackets at the taxpayers' expense b
proar, reached him
' 'John,' she said, 'if, seven years ago,
I could have looked forward and beheld
this scene, do you know what I'd have
'"Yes, love,' Smith answered. 'You'd
have done Just what I wish I'd done.' '
A Chamber of Horrors.
In Persia," said the barber, "we bar
bers combine medicine and dentistry
with our trade. When I valeted I-onl
Ioveless, the explorer, I often used to
Islt the Persian barber shop Just to
seo the fun, you know.
"Once I was being shaved when a man
came In with the rheumatism. Excusing
himself to me, the barber knelt beside
the patient and offered up a short prayer.
Then he touched the patient three times
with a hot Iron. That was the cure.
On another occasion, while I waa lot
ting a haircut, a man came In with the
toothache, tvicualng himself the barber
yanked and tore and gouged away at
tho tooth for twenty minutes. Finally
he succeeded In breaking off a piece.
People and Events
Twice Told Tales
Aimed at Omaha
Blair Enterprise! Down in Douglas
county the county board has demanded of
the clerk of the district court that he
"cough up" and cover into the county
treasury some $5,CCI and odd hundreds
of dollars that he Is charged with
unlawfully "holding out" ot naturaliza
tion fees. In this connection the ques
tion presents Itself as to why there
should bo this amount of fees? Why
make naturalization so expensive to the
applicant for citizenship.
tropolls to bring good cheer nnd glad
nesn to the hearts ot the people. In that
city who were not blessed with an
Howell Journal: Down at Omaha the
city council did an unheard ot thing
for an Omaha council refused to grant
th,ree saloon licenses, tho basis ot the
refusal being the bpposltion of the coun
cil to Increasing tho number ot saloons.
Now the question is, what was Jim
Dahlman doing while personal liberty
was being thus cruelly slaughtered?
Seriously, this first attempt to restrict
the number of saloons In Omaha Is a
Around the Cities
A woman bosses the fire and police Ue
tartment of Gary, Ind. Gary is a steel
mill town, with a population that scraps
at the drop of the hat. ,
Cincinnati Is putting one over on Cleve
land. The former Queen City is to have
a J3,000,0,i0 Interurban depot, while Cleve
land clings to a smoke-shed ot the vintage
New York's newest hotel, about to be
opened, covers a block, cost J10.000.000, has
1,000 rooms, each with a bath, and rises
twenty-six stories above the street.
Columbus, O., limits to ten minutes tho
time autos may stand on High street, tho
shopping street of the city.
During the holiday crush In New York
City $20,000 worth ot automobiles were
stolen from Broadway alone.
Brooklyn Elks have Just laid the corner
stono of a lodge building to cost $400,000.
Tho assessment roll of Cleveland for
1912 totals $514,308,010.
New York legal aid bureau for a fee
of 10 cents furnishes a lawyer to assist
Immigrants and poor persons In obtaining
h- remarked: "but as I look at It. thla
wur-rk Is benathe me." Boston Trans
cript. "The boob tells me that ho has cured
himself of insomnia," remarked the
U'Aow'Jilld he do It?" asked the' old
f"li'e got a Job as night watchman.'' .re
plied the wise guy.-Clnclnnatl Enquirer.
'I suppose the bands will piny 'Hall to
the Chief when you get
"I suppose so." replied Senator fcor
Rhum. "But I can't say 1 nj,r'?1?i"
It. What a statesman In my Part of the
country needs Is a head for figures, no
on car for music." Washington btar.
Blair Tribune: The Omaha ministers
have passed a resolution condemning
tho tango, and say that It shall not be
put on at the charity ball. That's all
right as far as It goes; but what does
a minister know about the tango any
way? Do tney get their Information
from hearsay, or did they meet the vile
thing face to face?
,h.' he said, 'that's tho piece the ""ne 'UM; un
pain was In. Two piastres, please.' " I a," amua.n.
Chicago Post. ,H l" ", " " -
Krass lown taut uuuui uic inuiiimuun
of Omaha, and how should It bo done.
Keir Alteration .Needed.
Johnson had Just recovered from one
of tho periodical sprees to which ho was
addicted. During the sobering off process
he met the village good Samaritan who
had often helped him over the rough
places In his almost worthless ilfc.
Shamefaced and In a repentant mood,
"Well, Miss Polly, I certainly have
been making a fool of myself again. 1
found I didn't havo to make many al
terations to complete tho Job."
A man doesn't know It, but the sewing
circle often reviews the same stories ho
hears at his club.
A woman's Idea of a Smart Aleck Is a
neighbor who horns in when she Is dry
ing clothes In the house.
Once In a while you meet a man who Is
so honest that he has to Keep telling
peoplo about It all tho time.
It Is hard to please men. One ot them
will get drunk because a girl wouldn't
marry him and another will get drunk
because a girl did marry him.
The trouble with some philanthropy Is
that you can get more advertising by
glvlnr every family in town a cranberry
than you can if you gave ten families a
When a fool man sees a new baby for
the first time and Is too bashful to admit
that It looks like a monkey, he can al
ways get out of It gracefully by saying
it has a fine head.
Of course, there is a lot of class to a
tall, graceful, svelte girl. But if she Is
on this side of the street you will notlco
that tho men all are rubbering at the
curves of the cornfed girl who Is wob
bling along the other side of the street
The cld-fashioned man who used to put
away a pound or nam, six eggs, a ioai
of bread and four cups of coffee for
breakfast now has a son who gets a
hearty meal out of an absinthe frappe
and p. cigarette when he gets up In the
A, man likes to say that he despises
flatten". But he Is a cheerful liar. We
all like to be told what good fellows we
are; how smart we are and how much
better than other people wo are. And
we have a warm spot in our -hearts for
the people who hand us the salve. Cin
"Is VOIlr wlfn crntnir n ct,n n.i
this winter? ' " " "
"1 suppose so. She has a whole lot of
fine furniture nml It .in. ir
BO,In.eb.?1,y.,ourJ!,t t0 slt " It onco in a
-- " u.iiuihiui iTiur.
"I SaW tile OtllPr llnV U-Imi. a ramn ..f
whisky had mysteriously disappeared In
"That oughtn't to bother tho detectives.
Anyone could easily pmnll out a case like
Mrs. Tightly That'B reasonable enough.
Jnkc! louve got only SO cents.-Chlcago
'I tlSed to UllOW twin hrnMi.r. Thv
looked exactlv nllko In their vnllfli. tint
one of them got rich, while the other re
mained poor. One developed a discon
tented expression: the other always looked
"wen, you can t hlnme tho poor brother
for looking discontented."
"You have It twisted. It's the rich
brother who looks discontented." Liouls
Grand Island Independent: Rev. T. J
Mackay, ono of the most prominent di
vines of Nebraska's largest city, sup-
ports the contention of the Omaha city
commissioners and pollco authorities that
there Is no white slavery in Omaha,
The social evil no more and no less
than over, is there, but, tho assertion
Is. "slavers'" In the sense ot bondage
to the life docs not oxlst. Mr. Mackay
states that ho has personal knowledge
of efforts to save wayward girls and
women efforts Including tangible offers
of assistance tnd protection, but that
such efforts have been rejected, those
to whom they wero offered preferring
their way of living. Other authorities
are making statements indicating that
some of the dramatic stuff of the day
is "putting It on" too thick, if Justlflca
Hon in fact is to bo given any consldcra
tion. The question arises: Arc theatrical
managers, lecturo promoters, etc., play
ing, In whole or In part, upon the dls-
position to follow sentiment as faddlsm
to get the money7
Plattsmouth Journal: A burglar broke
into the home of a citizen of Omaha the
other night, stole three eggs, boiled them
on a gasoline stove and ate them. If
caught he will no doubt be sent to the
state prison for life.
Mulcahcy Paused a moment In dlcclnir
the trench and mopped his perspiring
brow. "Ol'm not sthuck up, Qrogali,"
Clrlf Mexander in Pittsburgh Dispatch.
(With Apologies to Sir. Longfellow.)
Night tips the day its glim to douse
When through tho burg with growing
A nut unsalted totes a flag
To wise the hayseeds to the gag. ,
It. t.na a fi-nnrh: rnclt flcrV gltnl
Declares there arc no flics on him:
And when ho chews the rag we feel
He'll have us dippy with his spiel.
In roosting places dubs cut loose
The light by turning on tho Juice. .
Ho gives 'cm glassy eyes and then
He springs the same old gag again.
"You're In wrong." says an ancient gink.
"Its 'Nlcht-ge-flddlcd,' friend. I think.
And then the silly boob replies.
"I not no uso for you so old guys
"Saw what's your hurry, kid?" A skirt
Hands this one to him kind o' pert,
Says he, "You give me lamps the weeps.
You has me going. I.lz. for keeps!
"Don't you take no bml money, Jack.
An" give the' street cars all tho track."
This was the cap's good-night, no doubt.
And In reply came. "Cut It out!
.t dawn when milkmen, still a-dream,
Of course left milk Instead of cream,
They heard a voice edged llko a file
Repeating every little while:
They found him lying cold and pale
Adjacent to tho county jail.
He murmured ns a trip ho made
With myrmidons of Tom McQualdo:
While in the cooler nil might note
He ran a buzz-saw In his throat.
The copper to the sergeant sped.
"Whltcllner Jack!" was all ho said.
NEBRASKA PRESS COMMENT.
Tekamah Journal: The meeting of the
republican national committee shows In
the harmonious action that was taken
and the get together spirit of the leaders
of both factions ot the party that thero
will be a solid front opposing democracy
in the national elections of 1016. The rule
or ruin candidate from either side Is not
to be countenanced and the rank and
file of the party will endeavor to do the
Blue Springs Sentinel: Senator Hitch
cock can read his title cloar to retire
ment at the close of his term as United
States senator from Nebraska. In fact,
the feeling among the rank and file of
the party over the state Is, If a move
ment were started to recall him and the
question left to the democrats, he would
be recalled by a very large majority.
Fairbury Gazette: Of course the in
dividuals and newspapers earnestly de
sirous of destroying the republican party
are not pleased with the work of the
national republican committee last week,
and see no promise of good results to
follow. In the meantime, however, re
publicans are returning to the fold In
numbers that bid fair to depopulate Ar
mageddon before another election rolls
Beatrice Expreai: A Nebraska man wjo
dreamed golden dreams of Texaa and
left hta home In this state to accumulate
vast wealth in the south, has written to
friends In the north that dreams are
treacherous things. He says: "There la
nothing doing In this part of Texaa, and
In the course ot a year or so all ot the
people who came here to get rich will
be back In old Nebraska working like
niggers to make up what they lost in
Miss Florence Guernsey of the New
York Federation of Women's Clubs, has
the club habit, and is a member ot thirty
two clubs. These include all the promi
nent clubs of the city.
Miss Ellen Emerson, granddaughter ot
Ralph Waldo Emerson, spoko before the
seniors of Wellcsley college last week
on the subject ot social service in con
nection In social problem ot all kinds.
Club women In Cleveland have begun
an attack upon the prevailing styles of
women's wearing apparel. The .Women's
Christian Temperance union adopted reso
lutions condemning the modes of dress
nnd both the club women and tho
mother's congress, it is said, will Indorse
Drf Kerr Duncan McMillan, president of
Wells collage, said at a mooting of
alumnae JrlBuffalo recently that women's
colleges In the United States are better
equipped than the colleges of men. In
the women's college self-government has
worked out beautifully, while in men's
"colleges it has not been attempted.
The Portland branch of the alumnae
of the University of Oregon gave the
first $100 toward a woman's building, and
with this small beginning a quite large
sum has been collected nnd the 'women
have decided that $30,000 Is to be the
amount they will work for. The building
Is to bo called the Abigail Scott Dunlway
hall, or simply Dunlway, In honor of the
old lady, now 83 years old, who has been
for forty years associated with the history
of the suffrage movement in the state.
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IEPOSITS made on or before Jan
uary 10th in the SAVINGS DE
PATMENT of the UNITED
STATES NATIONAL BANK
will draw interest from January
THREE PER CENT interest is paid on
savings deposits and COMPOUNDED
SEMI-ANNUALLY. Funds may be with
drawn at any time without notice.
Tho combined capital and surplus is ?1, 550, 000. 00.
It Is tho oldest bank In Nebraska.
Established in 185G.
United States National Bank
of Omaha, Nebraska
M. T. Barlow, President.
O. W. Wattlei, Vloe-Prei.
V. B. Caldwell, Tloa-Pras.
W. E. Xnoades, Cash.
Q. S. Haverstlck, Asst. Cash
a. P. Uorsman, Asst. Cash
J. C. McCluro, Asst. Cash
3. E. Tates, Asst. Cash.
Open on Saturdays Until 0.00 P. M.
A mother Dmh for IMr Counter.
The new postofflce appropriation bill
Just completed by the house committee
on postofftces makes all assistant post
masters exempt from the civil service
rules. Civil service will "be a thing of
rags and tatters when the democratic
spoilsmen are through with it
Over the Seas
Retail dealers In Hong Kong, China,
are adopting the American plan of win
Londoners pay one-half of the money
derived from the Income tax In Gngland.
The notion that a heard Is the out
ward sign of wisdom gets the hammer
from the fact that a larger proportion
of Itusslans wear beards than any other
people In the world.
The basement portion ot the grewsome
Tower ot Ixmdon. wherein Sir "Walter
Jtalelgh. Guy Fawkea and other lils
torta characters were confined, will be
open o vis.iurs ncxi Buniniur. g
Ftau Bertha Krupp controls a fortune
of tn.000,000, or as much as any other
three German millionaires combined.
Switzerland share with Scotland the
distinction ot being the best educated
country in the world.
There is an enormous demand for
nicotine for spraying grapevines and
fruit trees in the Lyons district as
well as elsewhere in France. Nicotine
has been found particularly efficacious
as an insecticide.
AFTERNOON CHICAGO EXPRESS
Commencing Sunday. January 4th, the Hurllujrton's mid-afternoon
n, No. 3, will leave Omaha at 3:45 p. m. Instead of 4:20 p ra It will
Ive Omaha at 3:30 p. m. No. 14 will leave Omaha for Plattsmouth at
m. Instead ot 8:50 p. m.
CITY TICKET OFFICE
Telephone D. 1238. 1502 Farnam Street.
rrerilom Ib Ilolililea.
Cleveland Plain Dealer,
The Russian gavernment did not ap
peal the case against Mendel Kelllas. Ac
cordingly Belllss goes free; that Is to
say, he goes as free as anyone goes
In Russia, which Isn't saying a great
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES.
SCHOOLS AMD COLLEGES.
NEBRASKA MILITARY ACADEMY
PARENTS Look your boys ovor during vacation, and
if they are not doing well in school, don't lot thorn lose tho
year, but send thorn to the NEBRASKA MILITARY ACAD
EMY. Next term begins January 7th, 1914.
For information, address
B. D. Hayward, Superintendent