Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 22, 1914, Page 4, Image 5
TICK BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY JANUARY 22, 1914. BE OMAHA AlY BEE FOUNDED BY EDWARD ROSKWATKR. viCTQit roskwatkh. kdTtor. BEE Bl'lUDlNO. FARNAM AND 17TH. Entered at Omaha postofflce as second- class matter. Sunday lie, one year....i IJ-w Saturday Bee. one yea.... l.M Daily Be, without suntnj. one year,. 4.00 Dally Bee, and Sunday, one year &( DELIVERED BV CARRIER, livening and Sunday Bee. per month... 40e Htenlng. without Sunday, per month.,. 25c Dally Bee, Including Sunday, per mo... 65c Dally Bee, without Sunday, per mOnth.Sc Address all complaints of Irregularities In deliveries to City Circulation Dept. REMITTANCE. -Remit by draft, express or postal order, Payable to The Bee Publishing company. Only I-cent stamps lecelved In payment ot email accounts. Personal checks, ex cept on Omaha and eastern exchanges, not accepted. OFFICES. Omaha The Bee Building. South Omaha HIS N Street. Council Bluffs II North Main Street I.lncoln-tt Little Bunding. Chlcago-SOl Hearst Building. New York-Boom 1104, JS6 Fifth Avenue. St Louis EOS New Bank of Commerce. ;Vashlngton T2S Fourteenth Bt. N. W. CORRESPONDENCE, 'Communications relating to news and Ultorlal matter should be addressed Omaha Bee. Editorial Department. DECEMBER CIRCULATION. 52,148 Slate or Nebraskn. County otDoUglaa. ss.: Dwlght Williams, circulation mnnnror et The Bee Publishing company, being uuiy morn, ays inai xne average dally elrculatlort for the month of December. 113, was 52,145. DWIOIIT WILLIAMS, Clrcilllltlnn Subscribed In my presence and sworn to wiuro me nws m aay or January, 1914. - ROBERT HUNTER, wal.) Notary Public, Subscribers tearing; the cltr rmpraritr ahoald bar The Bee mailed o them. Address will l cnanaed aa often an reqaeated. It Is a rtupld employe who cannot sje the laughing point In the boras? It seignwi llko every time anyone fees to "smoke out" the bonnes tho JfH Sires out. .nepreBcntatlve Stanley's Idea 0f abolishing the "rula of reason" Is ai altogether IcopocianUc. Prom the repetition of his death notice It 'seems aa If Ororco woro trying to rival our old friend, Men ellk, . If Merit Counted. As Henry Clews ot Now York rays, If only eight regional reserve banks, to say nothing ot a larger titimber, are decided on, one rightly I'olongs to Omaha. And Omaha would get one, too, If nothing but morit controlled tho location of tho banks. So one with an Intelligent view ot tho case doubts that, not even Mr. Dryan, who turns from a serious consideration of the question to burlesque It by making It a part ot his personal fight with Senator Hitchcock. If morit controlled, hero are some of tho vital points on which Secreta ries McAdoo and Houston would un hesitatingly recommend Omaha for one of these banks: Kb supremacy as a- banking cen ter; Nebraska has larger combined banking assets than any state west of tho Missouri river, except only Texas and California. Omaha's bank clearings are larger than any city in the United States Its size and twenty cities boyond ltd size. Omaha ranks sixteenth in bank clearings and thirty-sixth in popula tion. Omaha is the third largest meat packing center in the world; the largest butter manufacturing center; has the largest smelter in tho coun- try; Is ono of tho six prime grain markotB of the world; covers a more extensive territory with Its Jobbing and wholesale trrtde than any other western city; Is the soundest com mercial as well as financial city west of tho Missouri river. Its supremacy as a railroad, mili tary and postal center and tho nat ural gateway to the west, drawing trado from every state west of us; tho headquarters of the leading transcontinental railroad and the converging point of nine trunk lines'. If morit, wo say, Instead of potty personal politics, controlled thord would not bo a moment's hesitation about locating a roglonat bank In Omaha, whether the total number decided on was olght or twelve. ; What' Mr. Bryan's friends seem to o. seeKina; are reason for not ostab !L g regloaal reserve bank Mr. Hitchcock's home city. In 4 , . WWllllklHS! Whn,1,!v 100.000,000 New York trout af iea wna cancer! They must tWak this country is a big radium mine. opkinijjackvvari 7"P9X n Omaha V Th president) message might be st to tho tuae of that grand old liyan, "While the- Lamp Holds Out to Burs, the Vilest Sinner May Re turn." Re'publlgan Leader Mann heartily endorse the1' vital' recommendations of the'jlresldenVs niopeago, but how about IfeHiocraUc- Leader Under wood? Dill vAl(en' White declined- to run for governor ot Kansas,.' but Via Murdocjc jJidot, bo it la, all-right, the nawspapor fellowa still have R chase .. . Money Devil and the South. The old Money Devil la free at last and tho south exults in Its emanci pation. "Legislation has its atmosphere like everything else," runs tho pros Idont's anti-trust message, "and tho atmosphere ot accommodation and mutual understanding which we now breathe with so much refreshment Is a matter of congratulation." Which recalls this from The Now Freedom: There Is to be a general release ot tho capital, tho enterprise pf millions ot tho people,, ft general opening of ths doors of .opportunity. With whntia spring of de- term naUsn. wltnwnai & anotu ox lUDf lancssiwlll tfisj. people' rise to their vemaar Ipatlon. ' And as the gay pia woney davh cavorts over the high hills of liberty, his lungs dilated, nostrils distended in this pure, thin air of idealistic legislation, rid of all the old Btat rights harness, with only the sfnglo halter of federal control dangling about him. stop and listen whllo the deafoning peals ot exultation roll up from tho solid, sunny south. . Tho message of OBsawatomle Is lost in the hurricane of pro-federalism stirred by, this lately-enunciated Now Nationalism." JANUARY. 22. Thirty Yearn Ago Mr, Thomas Swobe received a tele gram' from Messrs. Paxton, McShane and Her saying they had concluded negotln tlons with some Boston capitalists to build huge slaughter houses here In con nection with the South Omaha stock yards. , The city council has been asked to open up "College" street from Bt. Mary's avenue to Jefferson street Mr. Jacob Madsen is the happy father of a ten-pound boy just arrived at his residence, 2403 Chicago street. The Thourston Hose company Is mak ing arrangements for a grand ball next month when an elegant silk banner, the gift of Mrs. Thurston, Is to be presented. William Gentleman is rebuilding hla store opposite Jefferson square which was destroyed by fire and will enlarge It Dr. A. II. Flshblatt, who has been fly ing high for a year with n so-called med ical dispensary, has been missing, and the belief prevails that he will -not show up again in these parts, Mr. and Mrs W. II. Lnfferty of Cres ton, la., who have been visiting in Omaha since Christmas, returned home. Thomas L. Kimball and party left for tho cast In his private car, just out of the shops newly repainted and refitted. Bt Joseph's hospital took care of EW patients last year, Tho hospital staff Includes the following doctors: J. Neville, P. Grossman, L. I, Oraddy, L. F. Mc- Kenna, 8. t. Mercer, WoouDurn, Herz man, V, II. Coffman, Carter, J. C. Denlse and Ewlng Brown. Twenty Years Ago - Each Taylor of the Paxton was Im proving and expected to be able to re sume hl duties at the clerical desk in a few days. Miss Herrlck, a deaconess at the Meth odlst hospital, was assisting- Rev. T. C. Clendinlng in special meetings at tho Wesley Methodist church on Walnut Hill. . C. C. Htilett, manager of the Merchants hotel, nnd his mother left for Hot Springs, Ark., for two weeks' visit George H. Powers, formerly a member ot the staff of the Washington Post and later a federal appointee In Washington, was In the city vlslUnc his son, A. C, Powers, secretary of the Board of Pub' lie Works. A girl, 16 years of age. appeared at police headquarters seeking some means of relief from alleged abuses of her hus band, aged 18 years, complaining that another girl, unmarried, her own age. had found .favor in her boy's eyes, hence all her woes. The county commissioners planned on putting a big force of men to work on the Elkhorn road near Benson, provided the weather was not too cold. All men thus employed were recommended by County Agent Burr and enlisted by Chairman Stenberg of the board. Fixing for rjennle. While a farce comedy was playing at local theater not long since an old gentleman Is said to have appeared at the stage door and asked for the "boss." I am the stage manager," said that Individual, who happened to answer the call in person. 'If it Isn't asking too much," sa'd the old gentleman, "I would like to examine those stairs you use In the show.' Those are trick stairs and they would be of no use to you." Yes, they would; that's just why I want to look at them." "I suppose you know they collapse any tlmo you want them to." "Yep." "What use would you have for stairs like that?" "None whatever; but maybe I can make bed on tho same principle, then I will ba able to get my boy Bennle up In the morning without pulling the house down." Youngsown Telegram. (Irnml Army Golfer. An amused expression flitted over the features of Governor Glynn of New Tork the other evening when reference was made to tho glories of golf. He said It reminded him of n conversation between two devotees ot the great game. Meeting on the course one afternoon the two men began to talk niblick, teo and brassle, and finally referred to a party named Smith, who was new to the nelghborhpod. "I haven't seen him play," said ond of the pair. In response to a question. 'What kind of a game does he put up?" "Well," doubtfully answered the other, v a rtxi buvw a. J I. 1111111. UC. XI1H ast time around he p'.ayed what you might call Grand Army golf," "Grand Army golf!" wonderfully ex claimed the first "What In the world Is thatr He went out In sixty-one nnd camfl back In sixty-five," smilingly answered the second. New York Tribune. ROeterC; Sullivan, gas boss of jlll. tela, wke hi Just hurled his .hat lata thy ring, seems to' forget that Mr, Brya rt him out of tho party a wag time ad. Ckamp Clark's refusal to attend a dlaifer with Bryan as the star dinor reminds us agala "how' good and how phMMBt It is for brethren to dwell toHr in unity." "Legislation Is a business of Inter pretation," says tho president in hln nge. And too often it has been a kvataess of Interpretation alonn tk line of popular hysteria instead of fandamental principles. It seems Incredible that the Fed eral league would have offered Ty Cflso the ratty little sum of $75,000. W- ro constrained to believe It was 57ff.000.000, and that the last throe clpaera were lost enroute. It is gratifying to know that the president's message meets the hearty approval ot Congressman Lobeck. And how would a democratic presl deat jgo about writing a message that did act meet Lobeck's approval? France politely reminds Huert- France does everything politely. that his account is overdrawn, his Interest due and his credit a thin?; of tne past, and bints that its big bill collector, Uncle 8am, might call around. This much will be generally ad raltted, President Wilson haa shown a stronger grip on congress than any of his recent predecessors. Ho has not made It jump through the little circle described by curving his thumb and forefinger, but perhaps: M does not want It to do that Taoe who blame the police en tirAy xnlckt reflect on the fact that Jwt a few year ago four other ytk, cmt for a lark, waatosfly Mite Kl Lausten, And where are tkae four today? Nominal sen tmum, ndll& treatment and early ipsurdoM oZ erlnlaals Is one way ol )tripplng tk law of its terrors to vtl stoocs 4 MvltlBg a certain . .. Jjerd.Strathcoria, Lord Strathcona, British high cqmuitsatdiler for Canada, barely knocked oft work in tlmo to dlo this sldo of the' century mark. Ilia death, at nearly 94; after a llfo of continu ous toll, bringing to tho ond vigorous faculties of mind and body, Is but another Illustration ot the fact that how long a person lives usually de pends upon how wisely he lives, and that It Is not hard work, so much as ldlo worry and dissipation that kills. Lord Strathcona saw a good deal ot rough life and worked hard from ooyhood on and was younger on hi nlnoty-thlrd annlversay than many men are at CO younger because hlo Intellectual and physical powew were In a better stato ot preserva tion. "Tlmo, the tomb-builder," we are told by an old ajid florid orator, holds his fierce career, nor pauses not, like other conquerors, to muse upon tho fearful ruins ho hath wrought." But it Is possible to trlclc even Father Time by sober and pru dent living, not by laying In wait, aa It were, vainly striving to filch a. few voars out of his record, As this old nonogenarlan did, by letting the thoughts dwell more upon the present day and Its tasks, for "suf ficient unto the day is the evil thereof," and letting age take caw ot itself, Thbse grow old best and most graciously who live young the wisest and longest. U Is not gray kalrs, but gray matter, that turns tho trick. Ten Year Ao The MoKlnley club members were Ju bllant over tho receipt of the Informa tlon direct that Colonel Murat Halstead the veteran Cincinnati editor, and Gov ernor Van Sant of' Minnesota positively! would be present at the, annual. banqUe a few nights hence. i Tho frugal county commissioner. Who met in secret, went on record as 0P' posed to raising salaries of assistants In the various county offices. Itabbi Joseph Kornfeld of Pino Bluffs, Ark., preached at Temple Israel ott "Israel, the Light of Nations." He sold God had placed the Jews In all parts ot the world, showing that He was God of all, for the Jows wero to spread the faith of Jehovah to all. T. n. Kimball, as architect In charge ot Nebraska's headquarters construction at the St Louis World's fair, submitted his plana to the Nebraska commission. showing a design for a moving picture display of Nebraska resources that struck all favorably. Prof. IS. H. Barbour was present with his plans for an educa tfonal exhibit and they, too, wero fay orably -received. It was decided to re move the headquarters to St. Louis about March 1. The mercury sank as" low as 9 above zero. Accompanied by C. J. Smyth, attorney, Sheriff John Powers served ithe papers on E. C. Spinney, president of the Bank ers' Union of the World, which closed that Insurance concern, with headquarters In Omaha. The action was the result ot an Investigation made by the Btate In uranca department People and Events Twice Told Tales Unnnsrrereil nutation. Alice had asked so many and such Inconvenient questions that at last sho was sent to bed earlier than usual. In kissing her good-night 'mother cnrofully explained that sho loved to tell her lit tle girl all sorts of Interesting things at any proper season, but that when vlsl tors were present well behaved little girls should not soy too much. Allco listened politely, returned the final em brace warmly, ond started upstairs with nurse. Half-way up she broke away and came pattering back. "Mother," she cried from the doorwav. 1 really won't ask so many questions tomorrow, but thero's ono thing I do to Badly want to know tonight" nres, doar," patiently; "what Is Itt" is the dovil married?" Alice wanted to know. Chicago Record-Herald. What Yeiser Wanted "Organized Agriculture" Is com paring notes again at Lincoln, the rjost notable ot which is tho crop value total for 1013. If Nebraska can do that well in an oft year, there's no occasion to worry about tho future of the state. If the business of government Is politics, where can the public inter est bo better conserved than where politics is .seriously discussed? Maybe the school board can answer this. Our esteemed friend, Edgar How ard insists that Governor Morehead's ABto-electlon promise is really valid Winding. Ob, very well Senator James Hamilton Lewis of Jill nols Is making a friendly visit to Lon don. hoping to Infuse the spirit ot sar torlal art among the standpat fashion platers of tho metropolis. Otto C. Buck 8pencer Churchill, 44 years old, claiming to bo the possessor of an estate worth $30,000,000, tentpor-j arlly a resident of Sttuth Bend. Ind Is1 looking for a wife. He must have her by July 15, 1914. To encourage marriage and prevent young couples starting out on tho matri monial journey under heavy expense, Majror Lysta ot McKeesport, Pa., an nounced he will perform the marriage j ceremony free. Now he la swamped with work. Walter C. Colbath. a railroad man In Sanbornvllle, N. II., has durlnr the last forty years held nlna different positions on two or three different railways. He Is now supervising tire hasards, but started aa a fireman and has had fevr narrow escapes from death. Miss Mary Ann Osier of Bremen, Me., who celebrated her ninety-third birthday on New Year's day, has for many years knitted a pair of mittens which she pre sented to the minister of her church. Among the other articles which she was proficient In making were stockings, gloves and palm leaf hats. St. IxuIj is putting out a semi-weekly boast about Its "perfect girl baby," which at the age of t Is rapidly assimilating three languages, French, English and German. By the time sho reaches suf frage age It la confidently believed she wilt be able to talk the town Into a mood to finish the McKlnlcy bridge over the Mississippi. Congressman Dante! A. Drisooll of Buffalo, N. Y., a statesman translated from an undertaker. Is unable to sup press the business habit In an emergency. When a panhandler In Washington touched him for a quarter "to keep me from the grave," Driscoll remarked, "You've tackled tha wrong man. I n not kseplng anyone from tho grave." ProfesUtonal pride Is great stutt. Tekamah Herald: The only John O. Telser of Omaha has filed his nomlna. tlon as candidate for governor on tho re publican ticket It Was the same John O. Yeiser who filed Hooseyelt's namo tor. prestaent, at the preferential primary In 1912, but later waa induced to whoop It up for Tott and tho standpat crowd. We wonder If this latest move Is not In tended as a reward for hla switch from the progressives to tho standpat ranks? John O. Yclser'a poltlcal affiliations aro as changeable aa Nebraska weather. Omaha, Nebraska's original bull mooser. who filed Roosevelt's candidacy for tho presidency in Nebraska under the prcsl dentlal primary law, filed his own nom (nation for governor of tho state on Jan uary 8 on the republican ticket. John O, has quit the bull moosers, evidently, but ws wonder how he will taste to Vic Rose water? We have, In our mind, a picture ot vie swallowing him whole-lf any body else runs for governor on the re publican ticket. Grand Island Independent: If Teddy doesn't come back from South America soon he'll find more of his "follow-me' anywhere" lieutenants deserting. Thore' Senator Brlstow not to mention John O Yeiser. David City Banner: We rather like John O. Yclser's platform, even If ho did prepare It himself. It beats any of the professional platforms we have seen yet and wo would llko to see It tried out Beatrice Sun: The supremo gall of one John O, Yeiser, who aspires to be repub llcan candidate for governor, Is Inspiring to see In this age of alirlnklng-vlolet mod esty in our statesmen. Mr. Yeiser offers the republican party an opportunity to make him governor, and furnishes a ready-made platform which includes al most every plank Imaginable that might catch a vote. He has been a populist, a greenbacker, and a few months ago was a bull mooser. His ability in adjusting hla political affiliations and principles to suit any exigency should win honors. Plattsmouth Journal: Why should a, man announce filmaelt for an official position when his own Judgment tells him there la no posslblo show for htm to succeed? John O. Yeiser ia a candidate for governor on the republican ticket. The republicans won't nominate him, and, as one leading republican ot the state remarked the other day, "It would be a pudding for the democrats It he waa to secure the nomination." Poor John, he Is out In the cold and has no political homo to go to. GRINS AND GROANS. filvr the Devil Hln Dnr. OMAHA, Jan. 19,-To the .Editor ot The Be; I was reading In your valuable paper that th-s Young Men's Christian association had decided not to have the boxlns match at tho Auditorium because the ministers had objected to It, but 4ld not say what their objections were. 1 think boxing, next to walking, Is the best exercise for boys and young men; yes, and old men, too, and 100 per cent better than dancing. Some call boxing and prize fighting brutal. It may be when abused, like any other game. What about the foot bait rame? They say figures don't lie. The last fifteen years there was twenty-six killed, forty two broken legs, fifty broken shoulders. seventy hurt internally, fifty-two broken hearts, 130 that had to go into mourning for loved one that died In the scientific game of foot ball that ministers and church members, yes, and presidents ot the United States will give GO cents to go and see it played. These are all the figures to hand. But the Good Lord only knows how many more was Injured. And as to boxing being Immoral, there was $200,000 more changed hands last year on boxing matches. Now for the prlxe ring. There has never been one killed In the ring and only three that died a little while after, which the doctors could not decide It tho blow In the ring was the cause of death, and only one broken arm. That was over fifty years ago when the giant Henan broke the right arm of lit tle Tom Sayers. There has never been a broken leg or shoulder, for the reason you cannot strike after a man la down. But In foot ball, when the man Is down the game alows you to jump on htm, kick him In the head and anywhere else below tha belt 'line. I heard the great John B. Gough say ho would rather see a prize fight than a horse race. I think If ho was living to day he would have sold, "Than a foot ball game." CYRUS AXFORD. 2112 lake Street, Omaha, Who Wsi It Sent Cooks f OMAHA, Jan. 20. To the Editor ot The Bee: American cooks are the best In the world, aye, even our Indians. But if you want the genuine cpoks you must give the blue ribbon to the American cooks, and tho best cooks we have are negroes, both malo and female. They know how to cook and season to taste; It Is born In them and they don't have to go to books to fill out their bills of fare with a lot of Junk that perturbs the stomach like our friends across the briny deep. Why, sphaw, the Old Black Joes and Aunt Chloes, Dlanahs, Dllseys, Jemimas and Uncles Kphs can give tho foreigners cards and spades and beat them on up- to-date cooking. They don't add to their cooking all of those sauces and Tom, Dick ond Harry follicles t6 their bill of fare, nor do they fix up dishes that will mako you sick so that you will have to call a doctor, and the doctor tho drug store. The negro cook will give you something fit to eat that Is palatable and something easily, very easily digested without mines, tips or money. It Is too bad that some of our American people have been misled In the art ot cooking. But we should, not worry about that. Tho greatest thing on earth, the American people are not graduated until they take n course In European nonsense. Tho original nurses, barbers and cooks are negroes. To prove my assertions,' you go south and get some darkey cook. male or female, and you will be happy and have a greedy appetite. Yours. ar. D. COOK. Willie Paw, what Is an Inquisitor? Paw Any married woman thirty days after tho wedding, my son. Maw-Willie, you go to bed. Cincinnati Enquirer. "I am Just starting out In the city," re marked the young man. "The world Is your oyster," suggested the young lady. "Yes. and I have found a pearl right away." Louisville Couricr-JournaL "There was a baffling trunk mystery discovered In the railroad station." "What was In It?" "Nobody but the owner knows. It came out from the baggage smashers without a scratch."-Baltlmore American. Madge How do you know she wasn't satisfied with the work of the beauty doctor? Marjorle She hasrt't had any photo graphs taken. Judge. "Talk is cheap," observed the Sage. ...?"' 1 don't know," replied the Fool. "The profits of the American Telephone company last year were only $5,000,000." WU11.1JIMJ111 enquirer. "Oh. DO. my Harold Ik mn lion l Is a perfect picture!" '"That'8 alt right but you let him know that when I stamp my foot upstairs he's to get busy and be a moving picture." uuiuijiure American. Kwoter Arter all. It's n trim anvlnc that "He laughs best who laughs last" wise jmoi ai an. me really true say ing Is: "He laughs best whoso laugh lusts." Catholic standard and Times. Bix How are you maklnc out on vour resolution to economize? Dlx Fine! I've got my runnlne ex pensed slowed down to a walk. Boston Transcript "What do you think o' dls Idea, of sendln' malefactors of great wealth to Jalir asked Meandering Mike. ureat!" replied Plodding Pete. I al ways did say something ought to be done to make de Jails more luxurious". Wash ington Star. "Don't tell me there's nothing In for tune telllnr," esc!a'.s;ci the fiancee. "I consulted 01:0 today and she described you to a dot" "What did she say?" Inquired tho other. "She said you had thoughtful eyes, a firm mouth and a noble brow." Kansas City Journal. Eaton Why don't you think Pcnlam will ever be a llterar light? 8lngley Because he won't break away from his combination. Eaton His combination? Sinetoy Yes. He tries to Imitate Rob ert Browning's style and doesn't try not to Imitate Josh Billings' spelling.-Judge. "Did you raise chickens In your sub urban place?" . . "No; they raised themselves. "How?" "They flew the coop." Baltimore Amer ican. A PLANET WITH SPEED. Philander Johnson, In Washington Star. When Shakespeare made the statement that this world Is all a a . M He pictured what we must regard as quite a different age! An age when men gave study to the roles , they undertook .-mm. And forms and courtesies prevalkd which none might overlook. . The merry villagers camo forth In song upon the green; . The aristocracy with easy grace ob served tho scene. . , There was In truth a deal of superficial And the action of the drama, though In tense, was often slow. At present we are going at a swiftly modern pace; , Thera'a real ginger In the troop they call The Human Race. The trolley cars are buzzing and tha lights are all ablaze. And wo do In twenty minutes work that formerly took days. We take our pleasures swiftly and our griefs are soon forgot; No permanent emotion animates our earthly lot, , , ... And we're forced to tho conclusion that the days of long ago Have vanished and tho world Is now a moving picture show. Aimed at Omaha Open Letter to subscribers of the Nebraska Editors Editor D. II. Crontn of the O'Neill Frontier has a new linotype In operation In his front office. Th4 Keith County News at Ogalalla has been sold by the estato of the late F. P. Morgan to Worth M. Mtller, who haa had charge ot tho business for the last few months. K. A. Walrath, editor of the Polk County Democrat, has resigned his job district oil and food Inspector to give his entire attention to his newspaper. O. F. Williams, who formerly owned an' Interest tn the Gordon Journal, has purchased the Alnsworth Star-Journal, The Norfolk Dally News la putting on metropolitan airs. Lost week It printed a four-page ad for onc ot Norfolk's en terprlslng firms. The Bell wood Gazette was twenty eight years old last week. W. H. Mc Gaffln, who founded the paper, is still its jdltor. Syracuse Journal: Omaha and Lincoln are both after one of the regional banks and Secretary Bryan has boldly an nounced that he favors Lincoln. If poll tics Is to cut a figure In the locating of these banks Lincoln no doubt will get ono. Tho Omaha Commercial club has announced that they will take the mat ter up and send a delegation to meet the board ot locators. Nebraska City Press: An Omaha man gets a front page position with tho state ment that although he is past CO years of age he has never danced the tango. A man ul mat rbo nuumii uuvvr warn to dance tho tango or anything r.lso hi larious. Take the pnsssnt writer, for In stance, who In just half that i go: He has never danced the tango ur anytblng else and even In this hoctls age when people are going crazy over tho "ntw" dances he hasn't the least desire o be gin. Isn't that worthy ot a front pago position? Waterloo Gazette. The selection ct Robert II, Manley, adVKrtlslmr manager for the Brandels stores, us commissioner for the Omaha Commercial club, murks another sten upward for a youns man who has proven himself capable all along the line. This example should b? an In splratlon to other younfc men to keep j climbing. Beatrice Sun:, The Omaha water dis trict board has reduced the rate to 13'i cents per 1,000 gallons. Tills reduction has come after a long slsse, and Is be lieved to have been mado possible by economical operation and management In Beatrice the highest rata for water Ja only 15 cents por 1,000 gallons. Thero are probably some peopl) kicking about the high rates In this :liy, out h com parison ot our prices with those ru.ugod In Omaha should convince anybody that consumers are not being gouged, it Is more than likely that the rate in Bea trice is too low. rather then too ll?h. Nebraska City Press; We arc not so disloyal to our own state that, like other! Nebraska editors, we deride the attempt of Omaha to become a regional reserve bank center, Omaha has many advan tages that should not be overlooked by the Treasury department when the dis tribution Is made. In the heart ot tho great agricultural section ot the Mis souri valley, our Nebraska metropolis has a perfect right to ask consideration. Postal facilities, railway connections and many other wonderful resources give Omaha a position that cannot be Ignored. It is true that Kansas City Is tho won der city ot the great west, but Nebraska lihould be loyal to home cities and home Institutions. Newspapers which con' tlnually ask their readers to listen to the "home pride" argument are not prac ticing their own texts when they beconjo sarcastic because Omaha shows enter' prise tn the matter of the regional bank distribution. By all means, help tho metropote to get the bank If we can do it. METROPOLITAN MAGAZINE and the Postmaster General Your copy of the February METRO POLITAN will be a few days late. The Postmaster of New York held up our early mail, explaining that in his judgment, the reproduction in this number of sculptures by Paul Manship, who won the first prize in the present exhibition of the National Academy of Design, was,.unrnailable. On an appeal to "Washington the magazine -was finally released. We regret tho delay, re,. a suiting from this preposterous action, and we sincerely protest against what we be-"' lieve was an unwarranted and arbitrary exercise of power on the part of the New York Postmaster. Bewildered and pained, we are at a loss to explain how any repre sentativo of the American people could see the slightest reason for closing the mails to our beautiful reproduction by Rotogra vure of Paul Manship 's creations, to which tho greatest art authorities in the country awarded first honors. In our enthusiasm we believed our reproduction of art sub jects by the new rotogravure process the first time in a big magazine was a master stroke of publishing enterprise, and we still believe that the American people tho progressive men and women of tho country to whom tho METROPOLITAN appeals will agree with us. The action of the New York Postmaster seems to us the more blind and pernicious because he has singled out for his attack one of the very few magazines which does not admit to its pages so-called "sex" fiction and objectionable advertisements. Wo beg of our readers that they will carefully ex amine tho rotogravure section in the Feb ruary METROPOLITAN and tell us whether, in their judgment, the action of the Postmaster is not a serious menace to tho liberty of the citizen and the freedom of the press? IT. J. WHIGHAM, Publisher, 432 Fourth Avenue, N. Y. January 201914. Hlar Opening; for Men. - Chicago Record-Herald. In one of the provinces of Bulgaria the recent war caused a reduction of the male population from U.000 to 4,000. There ought now to be plenty ot chances for good mea la that district DR. BRADBURY DENTIST IHOfl Far-nan Street 80 Tsarsaama Of fie. Phone Dong. 1780 Extracting SSc Up ltnsA Missing Teeth supplied Fillings 80c Up fiBHHBgk without Plate or Bridco- UrKlgetvork ....HMO Up VWS7T15V! vrk. Nerves removed Crowns ...... .92.50 Up XfTT T f lTL without pain. Work guar Hate S2.00 Up A. A . A anteed tea years. IP you're tired of "cut-throat competition," why not make yourself independent of it by advertising? The maker of a thoroughly Advertised Arti cle can set his own price and dictate his own terms.