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. OCTOIIEU CIRCULATIOJ!.
Btats of Nebraska, County of Douglas, aa.
Dwight Williams, circulation manaiier of The B"
Tt,V,li.tit.i mm iainv l,Minir Hillv awnrfl. HVI that
the over daily circulation for tha month of October,
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Subscribed In my presence and aworn to txfor
' me. tlua 6th day of November, 1314.
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eboold have The Ilea mailed to them. Ad
drew will bo changed aa often m requested.
And also- shop early.
Pretty near time to repeat that peare prayer
Sunday? ; ' '
Nebraska alsqeada fhelnlddie west In ita
production of foot ball players. ..
.- While the a. O, P, Jtght holds out to burn.
thd bull moose wanderer may return.
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- .The British Parliament votes money just
like an American blllloir-dollar congress. '
Getting out .of Mexico seems almost as hard
for Uncle Sara as for the dove of peace to ret in.
So far as we have heard, though, George
Bernard Shaw has confined his attacks In this
war toterhal batteries.
Humorists' may crack all the puns they wish
about the- defeat of De Wet, but there" Is not
even dry wit about It to tha Boers.
. Let us. mk sure, before preparing for tha
celebration, thai, that Is the dove of peace and
not J net a, carrier pigeon now aoarlng over
Mexico. -', - ' ' '
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Here comes another reversion of the "old
frontier 'days'' from Iowa City, where a , lone
bandithotds uit'a poker gam and geta away
with the kitty.
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ThB battles of the gridiron over here are
Just as furious1 a ever, yet soft and tame af
fairs by comparison with the real' battles In pro
gress abroad.. ' '
Dr. Harvey W. Wiley haa prepared a list of
foods suitable for European war victims. Good,
now that we' know just what to" furnish, the
. problem la solved. ,
The candidate for governor oh tha proffrea
tdve ticket polled Just 458 votes In Douglas
county, although there are some 600 of them
registered In Omaha and South Omaha alone. A
few of them must have revoked: "
That oil-tank fire In. South Omaha reminds
us that a thorough overhauling of our Omaha
city ordinances regulating the storage of ex
plosive or inflammable ofis. whether In large or
small quantities, would not be out of order. ..
Is President Wilson has sent a message of
birthday greetings and congratulations to the
king of Italy. Of course, ha keeps his birth
day date' book for all the other crowned heads
of Europe with the same scrupulousness.
. In the criminations and recriminations of the
Germans and allies are frequent references to
bodies being found "carbonised." That de
scription will also fit the pedestrians In down
town Omaha walking In a. shower of grimy
smoke and Boot. . .
All our newspaper contemporaries, the Com-
, N merclal club, the Taxpayers' league and other
civic bodies are. invited to Join with The Bee to
cut out m hat remains of the Insanity board
graft, and keep in the treasury the money now
needlensly wasted. '.
Still, after all that foolish talk about "tun
men" and the "underworld" spread recklessly
.all over the state, it Is not so strange that news
papers, in . Kearney and Lincoln ahould gulp
down the yellow yarn abo'ut the tightwad cor
porations. spilling $5,000 In. $2 bills around
Omaha polling places on election day.
' Ell Perkltu." otheriae algnlnj- hlmaelf Metvtl 1
U. Ljatxlu. Vjih4 oirln Ornaiia qh'hIS Jecture tour
on which ha W niiiking a iuiitjr of Keeraaka towna.
Jainoa :B.'. Ilaynct and. brida. Kava returned from
their weilulns trip.
Jamea 8. Ciilioare, kiadiua meat packer of Rock
Island, has been speuditi 4 ffw day with hia alater.
lra. lL u. Tretnain, and family.
1 he atret car company la tireaklng la a Lot of
Lrcnthoe. n.any t.f themt vtUrly Hmflt for tha work
ihty are Intended to du.
Mra. ElUatth Peck. wlU of Ceors Peck, died at
her reMnce. Jravenworth atr4. , after a Jong
ana painful -iin--
Ofricr Tom Ruana of tha polio, fore returned
from aVraiiton, Pa., whvre he baa be-n on a vlait to
liia ruolner. ,
S.-nlkln caps ha put la an appearance and look
, A t-jiiiimtirc it rranvKnbt for the Ancient Oidr
of I il.t rulain' ' nankmrU lin ball runalata of T. C
t .. J jv.UwJ. 1, TU.and Jr Mlaroiott. .
Talk of Mediation.
Rrrnsrd Sham-, the great literary free lance I
of England, has evidently failed to arouse as
much enthusiasm as might be expected by bis
appeal in the London National to President Wil
son to sefk Ktiropean peace through the medium
of a conference with other reutral powers Is
suing a request to both allies and the Germans
to withdraw from Belgium to do their fighting
on their own soil. Ideally, this seems, not only
an easy, but an altogether glorious thing to do,
but practically Is a chimera. Suppose President
Wilson acted on Bernard Shaw's suggestion, in
vited other neutral nations to a conference andi
they accepted and the joint appeal was made,
what then. Suppose the appeal were rejected,
as in all human probability It would be, where
would that leave the self-appointed mediators,
especially the United States? Hardly In as good
position to bring about peace when the time Is
ripe as before.
Neither Bernard Shaw's plan, nor that of tho
Holland newspaper which suggests that Queen
Wilhelmlna confer with President Wilson on
the matter of preferring mediation is apt to
arouse enthusiasm now, for the simple reason,
that the time is not.yet propitious. As the great
power best situated to act In this capacity at
the proper time, the United 8tates Is certainly
not going to Impair the potency of its prestige
uselessly. President Wilson, soon after the war
was begun, made the only kind of an offer which
bss thus far seemed possible, but it remains
pigeonholed In the various archives of the Euro
pean monarcha, who when the spirit moves
thein. havo the privilege of accepting It.
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Invite the Preiident to Stop in Omaha.
President Wilson Is to' go to San Kranclsco
next March .after participating Inthe formal
opening of, the Panama canal, and it Is a fair
presumption that he will make the return trip
over one of the transcontinental railroads. He
fthould by all means be urged and persuaded to
come through by an Omaha route, and to stop
over here, where our people would accord him
he hearty reception due him and would feel
honored by the privilege of entertaining the
chief executive. ' The fact that Nebraska was
one of tbe fow states to re-elect a democratic
governor In tbe late, election should add force
to the invitation.
in the European War
What Direct Election Accomplishes.
The i-.ew York independent comment upon
"the noiseless entrance" of a great reform In
tbe election or United States senators by direct
vote of the people, for the first time In the his
tory of tbe republic, and, observing .the results,
reminds us again that no ingenuity of political
machinery can raise the waters of popular gov
ernment higher than their source. All that any
'of these reforms in methods of choosing public
officers can do, it tells us, Is to make It more
certain that the majority will rulo. . Quoting
from the Independent: ' ' '
Neither direct election nor tha direct m-lmarv. nor
the Initiative, nor tha referendum, nor the recall, nor
proportional repreaentatlon, nor any other niece of ma
chinery will give the people better repreaentatlon. bet
ter legislation, belter government than they really'
want Their value and they are not all equal in valun,
by any mcanallea in the power which they put In
the people' a hand to secure what they raally want
with the least danger of having their will thwarted..
, Direct election Is expected to make the sen
ate more responsive to public sentiment, but to
what extent It will do so remains' to' be seen.
The) senate, as a matter' of fact, has been at
leaat as responsive aa the house, although per
haps a little less subservient to executive
domination. What direct election haa ac
complished, however, and aometlmes generally
overlooked, is the freeing of the legislatures of
the different states from distraction of
lengthy and costly senatorial contests,' and the
removal of the necessity of the people being
guided by senatorshlp considerations m choos-.
lng members of their state law-making bodlea.
Lincoln and the Tariff.
. . A reader of The Bee calls attention once
more to the familiar little epic on the tariff ut
tered by Mr. Lincoln, In which he said:
I do not know much about the tariff, but I know
this much when we buy manufactured goods abroad
we get tha good a and the' foreigner gets tha money.
When wa buy manufactured goods t horns wa gat
both the goods and tha money.
That waa sound republican doctrine when
Mr. Lincoln preached It and It is sound republi
can doctrine today. And If wa mistake not the
Significance of November I, 1914, the people; of
this country have reaffirmed their faith in this
doctrine aa a rule of action, as well as a text for
homlletles. " .. -
Commission Form for Buffalo.
After a four years' campaign of education,
the people of Buffalo have adopted the commis
sion form of city government. Presumably all
of Its phases were carefully considered, so that
they are thoroughly understood and the people
know exactly how to proceed to get the beat
results. If this four-year campaign of educa
tion were conducted with that object In view
and not merely, to aecure adoption of the plan.'
Buffalo may claim to have an advantage over
many cities that took upthe scheme with no
For there Is no denying the many strong'
and commendable features In this form of mu
nicipal management,' although like every
scheme of government, the most Important point
In it ls the. selection of tha men to administer
It. In a word, this plan, like every other, Is, as
The Bee has always contended, as good as tha
personnel and no better.' If .Buffalo can -do
what many cities before it have utterly tailed ,
to do. namely, so operate the method of selec
tion as to secure the best and most efficient
men available, to run the city's business, then
it can safely count, we' think,' oh getting more
out of the commission government than any city
has yet done.
Whether thia chietest of tasks will prove any
easier for Buffalo Is another question. Buffalo
with its population of more than 500.000. niak-.
lng It the largest city yet to adopt the commis
sion plan, may find the matter of proper selec
tion quite as perplexing as the rest. Of course,
many argue that there is never any real reason
why any city should not secure the most desir
able men for its public offices,, but then every-.
one who bss given the subject very close study
knows better thsn that. Preams of the ideal
are yet to be realised under commission gov
ernment, nor bss It met all the claims made for
it, not because of Inherent weakness' so much
as tbe unreasonablenesa of the claims. After
all, no system of government national, state or
city, can be msde automatic- In operation
Reaalt ef ."oel laqalry.
"Do majority of the American preas or the
American people favor the Ornrnm or the allien?"
Seeking an anewer to the question the Literary Plgeat
obtained statements from between VA and 40ft editors
telling of their own attltudea and the feeling of
their communities toward the nntions 1'ngagnd In the
greatest war In all history, A aummary of the result
as published is Interesting. Of the 07 replies Pi
editors report that they favor tho allies. JO favor the
Germans, and 242 are neutral. Of the pro-ally editors
14 are In the eastern etate, 15 in the central, 47 in th
southern and 11 In the western. Only .me pro-Qerman
edjtor halls from the eastern states, white 10 an:
from the central. 6 from the southern and 4 from
the western group. The neutral editors number 41
In the eastern states, 112 in the central. 41 In the
southern and 8 In the weatern. The feelings of the
cities and towns represented la reported as favoring
the allies In 1W esses, for the Germane In 5S and
neutral or divided in HO. Tbe pro-ally cities and
towns, heard from total S2 in the eastern division, 10
in the central Tl in the southern and 26 In the west
ern. The pro-Ocrmnn communities sre 2 In 4he east
ern group, 23 in the central, 4 In the southern and 1
In the Western. C'ltb-s and towns reckoned as .neu
tral or divided number 24 in the, eastern atatea. In
the central, li In th southern and 23 In the western.
feat area of War trnttaaea4.
The Digest notes the sentiment reflected In the
replies . is that of the "distant observer. No beK
llgenerary Is evident anywhere. "Reports of pro
German sentiment," quoting the Digest, ''follow pretty
closely tbe geographical Itstrlbutton of our Oerman
Amerlran population, but at the same time a number
of edltora report more favorable feeling 'toward
Germany now than at 'the start of the war, so both
sides can exact some comfort from the findings. We
hear frequently from jrectlons of the middle west. In
which the Qermana preponderate, that 'thia Is a Ger
man community we are for the Germans.' Or H '.3
related of other districts that the 'extreme partisan
ship' of the German-Americans have awakened a
good deal of active sympathy for the allies. But no
matter In what territory we, come upon downright
supporter of the allies, we are nearly always as
sured by our Informente that not Germany or tbo
Hermans' do they and their readers condemn, .but
'Prussian militarism-' The reproaches to the kaiser
for having plunged 'the Oerman people into war era
severs by pro-ally partisans Id some quarters. ' In
other It Is noticed not unfavorably that the local
Hermans are 'very loyal to the Fatherland and tne
kaiser.' Finally, In some mlddle-elsed towns of mixed
population wa even find a general tone of absoluto
neutrality. The cltlsens sre said to have only one
Idea about the war, -and that is to see it over and
dons with at the earliest possible day. In' the larger
cities, such as New York, Chicago and others, the sen
timent of tho community la aptly described as "very
mixed,' because of the great and various foreign
population'. Looking at the matter in wider scope,
that la, In the government's geographical divisions of
the country, we are struck with tbe" otd fact discov
ered anew. The marked leaning tf New England to
ward the allies may be the effect of the lineage of the
majority of the Inhabitants, juat' as the pro-German
tendency of the central state or1' Of regions In the
far northwjst proceeds from the heavy population of
Hermans and German-Americans In ' this 'region. . In
the southern and southwestern 'states," whose people
are principally of English ancestry; sympathy inclines
to the allies, while the western states ' to the coast
seem of the same bent, though less markedly. Part
explanation of this condition is found in the state
ment of one authority that In certain sections 'tliu
Teutonic element Is far in the rninoHty.' Nor must
It be overlooked that in neighborhoods which were
'on the fence.' so as to speak, 'at f ha''heginnlhg of
the war, American resentment' igklnst so-called 'cen
sored' British dispatches works for" German sentiment.
Just- aa the Belgian Invasion has Infinenced some neu
tral minds against Germany.'",
Sysnpatkles-of 'Nebraaltava.' ; A '
, Reports from sis cities in Nebrgka ar thus suav-r
marised by the Digest: V t ??;' ( v ;
"The spirit of tolerance la evident in the report
of an editor of Blair. In Nebraska, which state also
haa a considerable German population. . 'We have a
large German oitlsenshlp,' he wiites,.'Tut with few
exceptlona they don't believe in ' rocking the boat.
They are first of all American cltlxeits, with full con
fidence In America, the president and his policy.'
From Omaha we learn that sentiment Is 'greatly di
vided," with Indications 4.hat 'tho larger number fa
vors the allies,' and this opinion Is repeated from
Superior, while from Alliance we are told that 'opinion
seems to ba that Germany largely Is to blame for
the war, but people regret to see It Crushed.' DI-
-Vlded.aJso ts Grand Island, but as it is "rather a Ger
man community,' It Is sard, 'a vote might show 70 per
cent tor the Germans ;' and a like appralaai la made
of the general attitude of Beatrice."
People and Events
Hmtth's new store, 1307 Far nam street, is offering
astounding bar gat as in ait .sorts of lines.
At th meeting of the Ministerial association It waa
decided to bold union Thanksgiving service! In th
Southwest Presbyterian and Baptist ehurchea. Rev.
Francis Blayney will preside at the former and Rev,
Mr. Detweller at tbe ether, .-
A few minor units of good spring out of war.
American spenders In London are said to have cut
out IT dinners snd content themselves with quick
lunches at 11.75 per. Compulsory economy la feeding
Is the handmaid pf health.
Seventy gtrla appeared in the English High school,
Lynn." Mass.. clad in garments like those their grand
mothers wore. On fay In, September Superintendent
ol Schools Frank J. Peabody aent the girls home be
cause, he said, it waa too cold for such scanty and
scandalous attire as theirs. The T. I. O. club set a
time for protest. All the girls wore woolen stockings
and many of them hoopakirta.
A Chicago correspondent' of 'tne -New York Times
reveala a great secret. lie says Germany entered the
war with thirty-two surprises, of which, only a few
have been aprung. Among these, art f the big aiege
.guns, long rang submarines the new Zeppelins and
the Diesel engines. . According to- hlsNcaluoulatlon
there are twenty-eight trump cards up Germany's
sleeve which will be played before the all lea throw up
their hand. 1 ' I
Two 'women distinguished rn tho constructive life
of tbe cation are numbered among November's dead
Margaret E. Knight vf SbutbiFarmtnglon. Mass., agi
75, and Mrs Caroline Severance of Loa Angeles, agt
W. Mlra Knight waa.- called the. "woman Edison."
having, patented eighty-seven Inventions, among then
th Knight-Davidson motor and, many other; me
chanical devlcea now In general ie. Mr. Severance
was called tha "mother of woman's ,club," having
'founded n In Boston in IKS. ' - 1 I
Twice Told iTales
';! Taagk a th Aelo. '
. ..Nat Uaodarin toJd q a exgiorleao he- had with a
Juvenile Ocadhead In a western tow p. Standing out
eld the U aster a little fltne before th performance
waa. dug co,bgin ha observed a smalt boy with aa
anxioua. forlorn look .on l fee and 4 weedy looking
pup la hi arms.
, Goodwin inquired what .waa, th matter and was
told that the boy wrlabe'd to.seU th dog so as to rats
th prtc of a seat In th galery. Th actor auapoctea
at one a dodge to aecure a pass on the "sympathy
racket." but allowing himself to b take in. be gav
th boy a pass. Th dog waa deposited in a af
place and th boy waa able to watch Goodwin as th
ntlded Fool from a good seat la th gallery. Next
day Goodwin w. th boy again near th thoater, ao
"Well, son ay. how did you lik tho show?"
'Ton glad I didn't sell fny .log." was tks reply.
PU'.ladelpUla T'-cgr.;h t f "
Brief ooatrOwttowa on ttaasty
tastes lamoa. Tie 9 eeemzaos
ao tafpenst killty fee optatowa of
eorreawendaata. AH lsttore sab
Set to ooadansottoa by edrtosv
., pprerlslloa for S'alr Treslmeil.
OMAHA. Nov. 17.-To the Kdltor of Th
lie: I write to thank . yob for your
splendid editorial on segregation of the
colored government employes In the de
psrtmonts at Washington, V. C. The Bee
has always stood as a champion for th
oppressed ai d lair treaHment of the negro.
I cannot forget how your father stood
nnd fought for our cause, not only with
his paper, but In many other ways. Your
editorial was to the point and I tblnk it
w-ili open the eye of many of the colored
May. God bless you for the stand you
take for Justice. M. F. 8INOLKTON.
orernr Pluralities for X3 V ears.
OM. HA. Nov. 17.-TO the KUItor of The
Br: 1 see the quotation from Mr. Ken
nedy's Western 1 .a borer saying that Mr.
Howell Is the worse beaten candidate
for governor in the history of the a tat
except th landelUe year of ISM. Ia that
correct T A friend of mine waa talking to
F. D. Wead, who la associated with Mr.
Howell on the Water board, and Mr.
Wead assured him that Howell was de
feated by only a narrow margin. Won't
you please let ua have the flgnrea?
' W. B.
Note Here are the pluralities by which
governors have been elected for the last
!) Plurality of Boyd (dnm.) over
Powers pop 1.144
JfP2 Plurality of Crouna (rep.) over
Van VVyck (pop.) 9,803
1894 Plurality of llolcomb (fusion)
over Majors (rep.V. J.202
1S9 Plurality of Holcomb (fusion)
over MeColi (rep.) Z1.S92
im Plurality of Pnynter (fusion)
over Hayward frep. X,2t
iron-Plurality Dietrich (rep.) over
Povnter (fusion) 861
19TC Plurality of Mickey (rep.) over
Thompson (fusion) ,...,.. 5,875
1904t'lurallty of Mickey (rep.) over
Berg (fusion)'. 9,14
lfiOA Plurality of Sheldon (rp.) over
Phallenberger (dent.) 1171
IMS-Plerallty of Shallenberger
(dem.) over Sheldon (rep.) 6.9R4
1910 Plurality of Aldrlch (rep.) over
Dahlman (dem.) 15,310
1912 Plurality of Morehead (dem.)
over Atdrich- (rep 9.323
1914 Plurality of Morehead (dem.)
over Howell (rep.)..,..., 18,70
OMAHA. Nov. 17.-To th Editor of The
Bee: Thtuiks for your correspondent's
prompt rejolner to my recent communica
tion; thanks for the opportunity. Ger
many's most successful system of gov
ernment needs no defense, but the lies
published about It need a protest Con
ditions In darkest Russia in Its present
state of civilisation required force to stop
universal drunkenness. It Is an Insult
to tho people of the United States to be
compared with Russian conditions, being
on a much higher plane of Intelligence
and capable of self-control, the highest
object or education. Prohibitionists who
practice what they preach are not hypo
crites, but those who are not total ab
stainers and yet vote for prohibition, are.
All prohibition agitation Is based on the
pretext that men are too weak to eon
trol their appetites, and that all tempts
tion must be removed from them. That
makes moral weaklings.
Prohibition leadera proclaim that they
do not seek to prohibit men from drink
lng. but carefully refrain from men ton
lng that, abolishing the right to sell also
takes away the opportunity to purchase,
and thereby deceitfully robe the in
dividual of his guaranteed rights; there
are hundreds f purchasers ' for every
seller. If, as prohibition platforms state,
liquor selling Is a crime, or the seller a
criminal, what Is tha liquor purchaser?
Taking my chnncea on heaven, I would
rather be the man behind th bar than
th purchaser who takas his drink behind
the prescription case in a drug store:
he is not only a hyprocrlto. but a cow
ard, and the woods are full of them.
Now as to a license not be'ng a con
tract. I asked th moralists of th United
States, not the lawyers, what thev
thought about confiscation- without com
pensation. The assertion that a license
or permit to sell does not .legal I re th
sal and th seller and th manufacturer.
Is mere sophistry. s.nd all the court de
cisions rendered to that effect cannot
mak It Juetlc. For Instance, the 81c-
fiiinD law, or Nebraska provided for the
legal manufacture and sale of liquors
ana mereoy encourage and orotacts It
No court decision can unset tha moral
obligations thereby assumed by to peo-
The United States government Is the
most Important partner in the business
of producing distilled and ferment!
liquors, and derives from it one-third of
Its entire revenue. Wan would not en
sage in aueh buslnaas ware'tt not for the
perfectly legal existing demand .for the
products, of these industries. There
woqia UO no Supply Without tho d.manl
The people no doubt have a n.ht k
(banging th. laws to . take away th
ynvuega u manufacture or sell, but In
aomg so. tney must reckon with the oh.
ligation assumed during the period when
such rights were granted, on the strength
of which capital waa Invested In building
uj ucn inaufinea.
If the commonwealth needs j a certain
piece of ' property to open street.
facilitate ttafric or for other public pur
Poses, it condemns It by due process of
law, has tt appraised and pays for It. If
enlightened public opinion condemns for
a.!K-su puouc Denerit certain Inriuxri..
which up to that time it. haa legalised, it
must pay for them, or els Incur tho
charge of dishonesty. Court decisions
vsnnoi wnpo out that moral obligation.
"""'" wucom was honest an
wanted to reimburse the south f .v..
liberated slaves. Had bis. honesty pre
vailed hundreds of thousands of precloua
Uvea would have been aavad.
Switzerland, the most successful democ
racy, honestly " compensates Its citisens
engaged In th absinthe industry for Its
condemnation and confiscation. Majori
ties In prohibition stgtes dishonestly con
fiscate and destroy th property value of
breweries and distilleries without com
pensation; that may be considered legal,
but it is immoral and unjust, and be
cause ther or in those majortt'es a
large per cnt of, drinking people it is
also hypocritical. Whatever th supreme
court of the United States may have said
about th saloon. It also rendered on Jan
uary it. W14. a decision in a case pertain
ing to tbe distilling basin, in which It
"recognise th aam as perfectly law
ful." No other governments, not vn
Russia, would nter into partnership with
Its ritlaeos and then destroy their prop
erty without compensation, as prohibition
states have don in this country. In
England when th excise board deoides
to diminish th number of saloons, tbo
owners sre fully compensated for loss In
stocks., value of real estate, good will,
fixtures, etc. In j one yeor tbe . British
government expended l3.30e.eiJO in can
celling Ureases where tho number r.f sa
lonnit were deemed excessive. I agntn
ask th moralists, are th United States
In a class by themselves, exempt from
such moral obligations? The constitution
ef the United Stste ays that "no per
son shall be deprived of life, liberty or
property without due proco of law. nor
shall private property be taken for public
use without Just compensation." A ballot
Is not due process of law; neither ma
jority rule nor the exercise of ao-called
police powers ran palliate or deny right
of trial by Jury, one of the fundamenlal
rights of very cltlien. A. L. MEYfc.R.
Aa Karly aaaeatlon.
OMAHA, Nov. 17. -To the F:.or of The
Bee: Now that the smok from the re
cent campaign Is over, it may not be out
of place st this early date to make a'
few suggestion and present at the aame
time a fw names of men who. if they
would consent to serve, would make ex
cellent commissioners for our city after
In advance it will be taken for granted
that Mayor Dmhlmen will be eliminated
from the race by reason of the sure thing
he has on a federal appointment. All of
th other commissioners no doubt, the
good, bad and Indifferent ones will want
to succeed themselves and of , these
Kugel and Hummel alone hav any show
of re-election; and to present to the pub
lic, at the primary what is known a a
business man' ticket, would be a mistake.
and fail of its mark, for as a general
rule tho cold matter-of-fact business man
does not appeal forcibly to tho common
voter; be can not be expected to know
their wants as he has never mingled with
them. I would therefore suggest for
threo of these places in addition to Kugel
and Hummel, the names of Judge A. L.
Button. V. B. Howard and Henry P.
Haze. These sre alt honest, practical
and capable men. broad gauged and In
touch" with all' classes, and If nominated
would be clectd. What other names
have your readers In mind?
ED Fr MOUEARTY.
"The rnali of the neighborhood seem
to be mobilising with their tmnis."
"Yes I JurlK they re going to the
front for a sweeping charge. " Ualtlmore
Hewitt Did von snd Crjct have any
luck on your ahootlrg trip?
Jewett We certainly, did; we shot each
othr and both of us hsd perfectly good
accident policies. New Jork Time.
"So you hnve IcU the Theosophical so
ciety?" ' Yes. One of the mrr.bera kept dun
ning me for 10 whl"li .le clniined -to hav
loaned me In a previous Incarnation."
Parsor. Frequently fox performing tho
wedd ng ceremony I get only a dollar.
I''i lend That sinsuinr; by. adding one
to one you inukc ono. Huston Transcript.
Actor (plnylng Richard III.) A horse!
A horse! My kingdom for a horse."
Rude Auditor Wouldn't a Jackass do
Actor Certainly! Come around to the
itsge door st once. Boston Transcript.
THE PRAYER OF PITTANCE.
" Dig! Pis! PIS!"
t'rie.l the tyrant of olden time,
"And build me a pnlnce, broad and hig,
Wrerc thi tehee of pleasure chime.
Let the tollers faint and the 'women cry.
Their sorrows nre naught tf me.
So long as my banner floats on high
To be dieaded on land and sea."
The tnlter rtrove and be sent hisMill
A girt to the ancient tyrant's csn.
Ami then he refused to bend th knee.
"We" are men." he said, "and we must
'"Pig! Dig! Dig!" "
Says the battle monster gray.
"We'll build a fort and a phlp we'll rig
And destroy them In' wanton play.
For I am the Tyrant of Smoke and Flame,
The Creature of darkest feara
And you vainly seek to efface my fame
By your flood of eternal tears.
The toller hastens to give once more
As he hears the voice of the cannon's
But h a soul rebels at the ruthless plan.
For Peace is the right .of-the hunibteat
man. " i
..'I ii niiinn'M" i iiimiwiiswimis omiji sii
mm-mmm! . ; l)y i, tmi i pirr f h.miiioi wMwrfmfliiS' 1 1 no mx
"Let me see now,er
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