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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
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Thought for the Day
5cfaf hy Wnwrt Chmnty
Th toui toMct vrllhin u$ it a ttntimtnt,
owfsid (nidi laxe.Emerion.
The talkfest at Washington Is not over.
Tha verdict rendered by the Kansas City Jury
is likely to cause some uneasiness la Omaha.
Coal dealers announce a reduction la 'the
price of fuel, which Is very comforting' at this
season of the year, when the householder can
also get bis ice for nothing.
South Omaha stock peris are daily filled with
hogs in splendid condition for packing, but aa
yet we have not noticed any lowering in price of
The suggestion of a state tax on foreign mall
order bouses doing business in Nebraska would
b more interesting if accompanied by a plan
guaranteed' to collect the money.
Premature breaths of , spring softena the
frost in the ground. . In the same way the gentle
sephyra bring out political tuda and Jollies them
into shape for the inevitable frost. . .'. ' ' '
Missouri hi. taken the packers into ramp
and levied a tribute of $125,000 for price fixing.
There is no Joy la the incident for "the ultimate
consumer. . He pays the freight either way,'
The expected happens to the heralded plan
of taking the State Norma School board out of
politics. la times' of stress politicians dislike to
sboot up the trenches of professional brethren.
The bonee and senate at Lincoln will have
full permission to pursue their feud to the end,
if they only will agree not to let their private dif
ferences interfere with the transaction of public
business, i ,
Nebraska's Junior senator la getting a good
deal of spotlight Just at present, and most of his
constituents will sgne with him In his estimate
of the majority proceedings at Washington dur
ing the last few dtiys.
Lincoln bakers have refused to increase the
price of bread, and are hestltatlng about reduc
ing the site of the loaf. These gentlemen are
either philanthropists, or they do not understand
the situation aa presented by their' Omaha
Tt should be borne in mind all the time that
the city of Omaha has now, and has bad tor
many years, full power to vote bonds for the
purchase or erection of a municipal lighting
plant, and that further legislation along tbesa
lines is but carrying coals to Newcastle.
"Local prtie" is a very valuable asset when
only local interests are concerned, but the
Kreat state schools of Nebrseka should not be
dominated by any consideration of local Interest.
They are maintained by the people of the state,
and for the people of the state, and not for the
benefit of any particular community.
Tha Preea club ball at Maaonlo haJI 1a pronounced
Hitlvely as th sraateat and crowning of tha
hkxUU season. "Would that the Imagination d(.
acnptlv powera of tha aotirty reporter war ade
quate to drsriloa the arena tn all Ita f. , r-to-i-fuigott'n
bnlllam-T." Tha program of taenty-fuur
nur.bvr tii4 tha dameta until a lata hour.
Tha aiinuiU aubacrii'tlon ball of tha Coiu-ordla eo
jtly in Oermat.U bl waa larly aitnlt Among
ti.a cua i u nia noted are tha followlnf: Mlea Kimna
"'j;.dt, PMxoru arl; Mla Koeder, Bpantah lady; MUa
'iti larne, huiitrean; M:i Tina Mela. "For.
.o.)aii'-i-ke-Loii'i-.y I-Yuld-You; S!uw Ilxkniin,
Uy cf honT; Mr. Mnhold. "raushtar of tha Regt.
n.fct.t;" Oharir ai.d JTitd aleta. school boya;
Mra. Oeorr If. Ullbeit rtertaind a party of
tilKUdt at frcjrei.Mtv aiuhra at hrr houte Ut evening.
T'r. K W. tMuuaton la rejoicing over the arrival of
a youiitf U.ly at l.ia houae.
'jicijt M. lanlela. f'i'lorado piol couunisaiurier,
vt. in! ofT In 0:iii a on hla ey to lrner.
llrr'a rtictiiiTy la nj (rcJIng frvni I00 to I.K
ht-hi of lattlu t-rl.xit'lng to lha Hay Mala CatUa
K :.a Vi. hlf W.j.!r4 aa tha I h-wut of a
a rSi..a lMy a.t be- nJini:i.-, fcUth au4 VS aluut
Abraham Lincoln, Unique American.
On this, the on hundred and sixth anniver
sary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, that great
man will be referred to many times as "the typi
cal American." Nothing could be much further
from the truth. Abraham Lincoln may bave
been the Ideal American, but he was far from
being a typical American. On tbig point a writer
In the Republic says:
In point of fact Mr. Lincoln was superficially a
man of the people, and fundamentally a unique, dlj
tlngulahad and wholly exceptional Individual. In cer
tain salient reapecte ha waa the leaat typical of Ameri
cana, . Americana, particularly thoae of Lincoln's own
generation ant neighborhood, wera eaaentlally active,
aggreaaiva and objective men. who lives were given
over to practical external affair, who subordinated
everything elae to the demands of practical achieve
ment, and whom Individuality ronalated In living
ordinary Uvea fn an extraordinarily energetic manner.
They were superficial, dlacuralve, eaaygolng, quarrel
some, and wholly Incapable of preparing In advance
for any tnak or reaponilbilty. In all theae respect
Lincoln differed from hla fellow countrymen, and
upon these differences his eminence dependa.
As a great American, singular In his aspect
and alone In big sphere, Abraham Lincoln stands
secure In history. He has always been dearer to
bis countrymen because he did come up from the
very depths of society. He started from the ab
solute bottom, and with no spur but his own
conscience, with no prospect but toll and poverty,
with no destiny apparent beyond the obscurity
of frontier fame, he made bis way by his own
efforts, until be fills a place 'In history along
with the greatest, and a share In the popular
veneration of Americans and the world that ex
ceeds thst of any, Unless It be Washington him
self. Lincoln was not particularly ambitious.
Those who knew him best, and wbo bave given
testimony on this point, have never told of bis
alms and desires as being beyond his modest
estimation of bis own abilities. Ills experience
served to temper big metal, and be bad been
tried In the fire long before he was called to the
supreme test that found him ready and not want
ing. The victory that came to him then came
because he bad tempered his reason, and hta
spirit, and was complete master of himself. And
herein, as In all other essential attributes of bli
manhood, Lincoln was unique among Americana.
Speakers may delight to flatter their au
diences by telling them Abraham Lincoln was a
typical American, but the student, who analyzes
character by test of achievements, Will recognize
hira a a great American, whose most desirable
.Qualifications were those his countrymen mostly
lack poise, self-control, and courage to keep
silent as well as to speak out.
Wortnaa Draper la CoUlert
Why Build Up Another Machine T
The Howell bill to grant the Metropolitan
Water district the power to erect and operate an
eloctrlo lighting plant for the purpose of provid
ing service for the several municipalities com
prised In that district, Is being strongly urged
as a legislstiv necessity. As a matter of fact,
It is not at least, so far as the city of Omaha Is
concerned. The bill does not grant to the city
of Omaha any power, privilege or right that Is
not now fully possessed by the city. It does
grant to the Metropolitan Water district a power
and privilege that the district does not now
possess and ' which is entirely outside of the
purview and foreign to the purpose for which
the Metropolitan Water district was erected.
If the bill as presented should be enacted by.
the legislature, the city of Omaha will be con
fronted with the possibility of three agencies
seeking' to supply electric current for public and
private uses. Further than this, it will have the
effect of concentrating control of public, utilities
in the bands of a single organization. If an
attempt were made by the privately-owned com
panies to consolidate their activities under one
management. It Is certain that a vigorous protest
would be aroused. It is doubtful if such con
solidation could be consummated, or, if le were,
whether the Varying nature of the services In
volved would permit of the proper administration
under a consolidated single management.
The proponents of the pending bill talk In
cessantly about giving the city control of the
lighting plant. There can be no objection to
this. The city will sooner oV later, In the very
nature of things, have to take over control of the
lighting services, but the pending bill does not
provide for this; It merely gives "control" of the
lighting for the city of Omaha to the Metropol
itan Water district, which Is not the city.
"Buy-It-ftow" and the Eailroada. .
The railroads cf the middle west are Just now
giving a most effective illustration of their ap
preciation of the advantage of the "buy-lt-now"
campaign. Extensive orders for steel rails and
building material, for locomotives and other
rolling stock equipment and for various ma
terials that are necessary .to the maintenance
and operation of the railroads, have recently
been placed with the factories. This course In
sures the speeding up of the great manufactur
ing plants that have been Idle, or partially Idle,
for mouths. With this speeding up comes the
employment of additional workmen and conse
quent expansion of payrolls, which In turn find
the way to stimulation of the retail business of
the country because of the increased consump
The example of the railroads In this regard
ran well be followed by others. Tha "buy-lt-now"
movement Is not restricted to any section
of the country or any division of industry. It
applies to all alike, to the farms as well as the
railroads, and its benefits will be abared in by
all alike. Prospective purchasers can give no
greater help to reviving business than by the
Impetus that 111 come by Immediate placing of
orders for supplies that are certain to be needed
during the coming months. "Buy it now" and
help the forward movement in buslnera.
The tuurder of another Omaha policeman by
a riimlnal he was seeking to arreat serves to call
attention again to the perpetual risk Incurred
by our guardians of law and order. The police
of Omaha have often been subjected to severe
crltU'Uni, frequently unmerited, but they have
never yet failed when put to the test. The addi
tion of the name of Detective Thouiaa Ring to the
Hot of duad who have died while In the perform
ance of their duty, will be made with sorrow by
those who knew him well. His devotion to duty
tall! l.aw an f. n mtti I ( in 1 1 rt ri j cai sjsviSa fi r san r at
.1,. ... i. A
Karly politlcbl robins tuuit ueeds be coached
atalnet piping the unneutral melody: "Hall, bail,
the gang's all bre."
Br.TOnn Germany went to war, I was standing on
a atreet In Berlin when an open automobile drew
up to tha curb and stopped.
From tha tonneau there aJlhtd with much dif
ficulty an aged man of maaalve frame, dresaed In tha
uniform of an army officer. Ills face vi warty; Ma
feature nigged. Ha waa square ef Jowl, and wore a
sweeping muatache, aomewhat lea aggreaalve m ourva
than the kaleer, but equally a characteriatlo. On
a gouty foot b hobbled Into a cafe.
"That," volunteered a wrell-lnformed friend who
made hi home in the capital, 1 old Von Itlnden
burg. the only man wha ever told th kaJaer ha had
mada a tniataka at military maneuver: They. ay he
Is afraid of nothing on the face of th earth. His
principal hobby I demonatrWtlng on paper and at
maneuvers how he can make thr bear that walks like
a man stand on hi head should he attempt-to InvSao
That was four years ago. Today VonHlndenburg.
or, to aire Mm bis full nam and title. Paul von
Benackendorff und von Hindenburg. generaloberat.
commander-in-chief of the German force In East
rruasla. Is one of th moat popular military leaders
the nation ha ever known. Ha Is th Idol f all Ger
many. And, Indeed, why should ha not ba?
Figuratively, h has not only forced the Russian
bear to stand upon bis head, but h has slapped bruin
In the mouth and defied htm to bite back. "literally,
he has succeeded not only In the stupendous under
taking of stemming th tide of the gigantic armies
of the esar, which threatatfed to sweep through Prus
sia and on to Berlin, when younger and more active
men utterly failed, but h has rolled up a signal vic
tory for the Prusslam arms,
Von Hlndcnburg's success ha gained for him
among army men the world over the reputation of
being the foremost military strategist In Germany.
He should b. for practically hi entira llf (he la 68
years old) has been dedicated to tha cause of mlll
teriam. He himself ha declared many time that ha
would rather work out a problem In military strategy
than do anything else he knew of.
Consider Ms record. Upon being graduated, from
the military academy at tha aga of I ho waa as
signed to the Infantry as second lieutenant. Then
came the war with Austria, and Von Hlndanburg se
cured his first practical experience In tha science of
At the battle cf KonlggraU he and fifty infantry
man under his command suddenly came under tha
grapeshot fir of the enemy's guns, which, were placed
upon a slight rise of ground. Von Hindenburg
promptly ordered his men to charge the guns. About
the same Urns a bullet grazed his skull and he went
down. For three minutes ha remained stunned.
, By the time he gained strength enough to lift him
self upon his elbow and look around hi men were
about to capture two of the gun. Three others, bow
ever, were being dragged rapidly away by the Aus
trian gunners who had1 been attending them. Tha
young lieutenant gained bis feet and. with a trail of
read streaming from Ms forehead, started after those
fleeing Auatiians and then? guns. With sixteen of
Ms men, summoned by shout and a flourish of his
sword from the struggle around the two guns, he fol
lowed the Austrian for more than mile and at
tacked the force, which, although thro times as larre
a his own, soon surrendered. For his bravery be
Was decorated with the Red Eagle Order.
Then came the Franco-Prussian war, and by that
time Von Hindenburg had been promoted to be a first
lieutenant. He took part In the battles of Oravelott
and Sedan, a welt aa the siege of Par's and the
herole storming of L Bourget It was during this
last named action that ha won the Iron Cross. Eight
years after peare was declared he was further recog
nised and promoted, at the ag of 31, to be a captain
on the general staff.
From then on his rise In th army was rapid. He
waa made a major after two year as a member of
th general staff, and by 1890 he waa a department
chief at th existing Infantry department. In 1D9S
he was chief of staff of the Eighth Army corps. In
1903 h waa In command of th Fourth Ahny corps,
and from 1904 to ltril he waa a general In the Infan
try. It waa In 1911 that he resigned on account. It
waa officially stated, of his advanced age.
In tha two year that preceded th war Von Hln
dcnburg's sola activity consisted In working on the
problem for the defense of th border at the Maxurtao
In recent, years Von Hlndenburg.nover appeared In
th war office without a portfolio full of map of the
lake region under his arm. Every time h met th
kaiser or any of the officers of th army ha would
talk lakes. Finally it got so that when Von Hinden
burg would go tn any place, the army men who knew
hint would promptly go out Tn-th Bocaatag one day
It waa proposed that th Jakes be filled up and the
reclaimed ground be given over to farming. Von Hin
denburg heard of the proposition and, being out of
th capital, he caught the first train h could for
Berlin. With til bundle of maps he hastened to tha
kaiser. He talked lake atrategy and defense for a
soUd half hour. Then the kaiser stopped him. "For
heaven's sake, keep your lakes!" said bo to Von Hin
denburg: "I promts you they shall not be filled in."
When Germany went to war. Von Hindenburg wa,
at hi home near Poaen. Ha immediately offered his
service to the kaiser end requested that he be arnt
with the toxr operating against the Russian.
But the kaiser had generals with th army tn Eaat
Prussia whom h believed to be the most competent
In all Germany. For instance, there was General von
Prlttwlta. Just . what errors he committed I am not
In a position to state. It Is common knowledge, how
ever, that the kaiser's ermy was In a fair way to be
defeated. Two million Russians were awaiting an
opportunity to get started on their way to Berlin.
Then the kaiser telegraphed to Von Hindenburg.
offering him complete command of th force In Euat
Prussia. It took th general lea than flv minutee to
accept the otfer.
Three hour later a special train waa waiting to
take hlra to the capital. When th general reached
the railroad station and looked over Ms train and
corps of officers, aides. sn! orderlies standing at at
tention beside it, he mlled. "Well, well. That 1
pretty good for an old pensioner. I gueaa!" .
Tha following night a high-powered automobile
driven by a young captain of artillery' sped out of
Berlin, la the seat besid hlin sat General von Hin
denburg. All night long th machine raced over th
roada. It tore throush village after village.
Shortly after daybreak tha . machine oama t a
stop. From an automobile three offloera alighted.
One of them had a roll of map under hi arm.
There waa a quick conference, and shortly after It
th second automobile turned around and started after
that In which th one-time Joke of th German army
waa again speeding toward th front
All th .way to hla headquarter Von Hindenburg
studied those map. By the time he reached hi
destination h knew th position of every regtmeot
undVr hi command. H knew Juat where each trench
was and the location of every battery. That wa all
he studied th ma pa for. He had been over practically
every foot of the ground a score of time. For twenty
year or more he had known just where every hill
and depreaalon In the earth waa located. Ha ' Waa
lamlllar with the roada and awampe. and when )eace
relsnad he had careruily studied the Ruaeian territory
across th bortier. Tleld SUmhaJ von Hindenburg wss
more than acquainted with th country in ahUh he
and hi men were to battle with th vaat hordes from
the north. . -
Simultaneously with his arrival the huaslans b-gan
to be rolled back. Frightful bloodletting anaued and
a victory was drawn In plaoa of a defeat from the
battle of Tanneabcrg.
War te "tirf the Jltaeys.
OMAHA. Feb. 11. Te the Editor of Th
Bee: Fpeaklng of "Jitney- and th pos
sible effect they may have en th Income
of the Omaha Street Railway company,
I suggest that the street ear company
call Its employes together, give them a
nice heart-to-heart talk, and attempt to
Impress upon them that ene of th rea
sons why people are knocking the street
cars i because of the everbearing man
ner of many conductor and tnotormen,
and that the practice of Just a little
courtesy might puncture the aspiration of
th "Jitney" promoters ttuicker than any
thing else that could happen te them.
Also that th success ef the "Jitneys"
means less motormen snd conductor.
Humanity seems to see Its shortcomings
quicker wrhea presented through the me
dium of th pocketbook. I. J. C.
Thoaght Blar Bwelaeaa.
' WAHOO, Neb., FVb. 10. Te the Editor
of Th Bee: "Nobody Is going to be sus
picious of or afraid of any business
merely because it Is big. If my Judg
ment is correct nobody had been ens
pldoii of any buslne merely because It
wa big, but they have been suspicion
whenever they thought that the blgnea
waa being used to take an unfair ad
vantage." President Wilson te the !Stc
trta Railway commission.
A a matter, or fact the real cause of
suspicion against busines of any kind,
large or small. Is the politician. The
politician out of office Is often found to
be laboring In season and out of season
to acquire one. Under favorable legisla
tion extending from th adoption of the
Morrill tarirt law of 1S02 until the present
time, except the period embraced in the
last term of President Cleveland, our
businesses, large and amall. had forged
ahead by leaps and bounds, until some of
them had become marvelous monuments
to the sagacity and the capacity of the
men who managed and controlled them.
. It I fair to presum that under the
rules that obtain under th law of uni
versal competition that soma companies
or Corporations will survive and others
fall. Tha' history of th past prove it
For year the war on prices between
rival concerns demoralised business mil
drove the owners of many costly and,
otherwise valuable plants Into . bank
ruptcy. In the fullness of time these
rival concern awoke to the folly of
playing the game and took steps to pool
their Issues and this I where th modern
politician began to get in his work. He
was out of a Job and In the language of
George William Curtis, "he wa hungry,
and aa you may wall believe, he wa very
ary." so he began sowing anew the
soed of political discontent among the
people, hoping thereby to secure a soft
snap for himself. The conditions com
plained of were said te be the result of a
certain line of legislation and the party
responsible for th legislation wa held
up for public execration. Another politi
cal party composed largely of politician
oppoaed to this line of legislation wa
constantly dinging into the ears nf th.
people that the principle of "proteo-
uon IS an alwmlniii nn tk. i.
a tax and a robbery against the manv
ior ine benefit of the few. A a matter
or tact undesirable result will sometime
appear under any kind ef legislation aadf
with any political party In power, and
no on knows It better than th politician
who devotes hi time and energies to
creating discontent among .the people. .
The president take cognisance of the
differences In th mental and Intellectual
equipment ef man to manage buslne
when he says "Some men get beaten
because they hare not the brains that
other men have." The wis politician
never uses the statement because It does
not. accord with his purpose. But op the
other hand he ,1 always asserting that
the "dear people's" rights and liberties
are being outraged. - and then nronee.
pto toll where and why. The president
approuraana cioseiy io I no politician
or demagogue when he said some men
aro fitted only for employee that they
have heads, but they are not particularly
Turnhmed. Mr. Taft waa criticised when
he was president for saying that "A lot
of people in this country are not fitted
for self-government." but he 'evidently
told the truth Just the same. This la the
class of people whom ' th professional
reformer take Into his confidence.
Mr. Wilson, in . the early day of his
administration shed many crocodll tears
ever tha existence of the powerful and
wicked trusts, but he seem to possess
within himself a monopoly on; optimism,
and assure us that the country is about
to enter on are era of prosperity and
ascribe it to the work of congress.
Optimism Is one of tha grandest and
most useful or human qualities and Is to
be commended whenever circumstance
Justly It Ordinarily business does not
need to ba told Just when the sun I
shining and It will probably require more
than th president' word to convince tt
tht a free trade policy I what they
need to become prosperous.
Under th time-tried policy of "protec
tion 'It wa not necessary to be meting
out to business a measure of political
or economic optimism. It wa not neces
sary for th president to degenerate to
the level of a stump speaker In order to
convince the wage worker that he ,w
more prosperous than th wage worker
of any other country. Ill head may not
be particularly furnished, but as he
marqhea along th streets and thorough
fares of hla native or adopted country in
unserrled phalanx he can probably guess
pretty close a te whether It la winter
without touching hla tongue to th steel.
C. H. QILI4LAN.
People and Events
Reports indicate that tne vad, gta!atur is
rualting throush a bill reatorlng th former "free and
easy" divorve system which- scandalised the nation
two year back. But Nevada needs the business as
W4ll as the money, and th moral law oaa go-to.
' Pont gaiety pervades the gloom tn Indiana. G. W.
('lemons, a Jeweler of OieenaUurg. havlug btnin asked
by his pastor. Rev. 3. II. Doddrlilsre. to pray at a
n-rvtoe. seut th pastor a Ull tor U for the Jot The
pastor cam back tth a bill for fiO for benefits on
rvrrcd by hla mtiiioh, At last account th,e pastor had
not re rived bis balance of t.
The Wahoo Wasp waa printed for the
fi:-l time last week on It new standard
Wert L. Kirk, who formerly owned an
Interest in th Crelshton New, has pur
chased the gpencer Advocate..
C. A. MltchaU. propcrltor ef th Bruns
wick Independent, has bought the Hath
away building. H moved his plant Into
It lat Friday.
George Klein, who brought suit sgalnst
Adam Beede, proprietor of th Heating
Tribune for 110000 for libel, wa gives a
Judgment for S
The Norfolk Press uggeat for th
reining editorial meeting a debate, ' "The
Newapaper against Th Journal With
Aa Editorial Policy." It say: "We'd
like to line up such men a Messrs. Pur
cell,' Backhaul, Kmllh, Richmond arfi)
Pool aealnat such as Howard. Oreeii
I'ont, Kvily. Qulnby and Van reusen."
The building and plant of th Pender
Time, owned by Mark W. Murray, were
burned lakt meek. The blase started
from a blase umler the pre that was
being used te thaw ths Ink. Mr. Murray
has artansed to have his paper printed
til Sioux Oly until he ran arrange for a
lira- pi. int ai d new ciuartera Th va I
cohered ty kiysurance.
Pittsburgh JDtcpatch: The senate killed
the bill to make the capital dry. Prrhsps
becaus It would bave been a cruet and
unusual eelf-punlshment .
Pittsburgh Dispatch: Electric voting
machines will Ssve congress thirty-five
minutes on roll cells. What will congress
do with those thirty-five minutest Waste
them in words?
Washington Post: Dr. Anna Howard
Phaw complains that 'men are Illogical
with women, but you can hardly blame
'em for trying . to arrive 'it t mutual
New Tork World: With his gifts to
benevolence ef guz.tiS'SS, no matter bow
he got the money,. Andrew Carnegl else
tip pretty well with J-arlou noisy gentle
men who never earned more than lis a
week in their live and never gave away
Brooklyn Eagle: Well-bred women sre
common enough. Good-bread women are
scarcer than conscientious wheat specu
lator or hen's teeth. The roasting of the
baker is premature till the yeast of edu
cation has made the housewives rise to
Springfield ' Republican: A Nebraska
woman suffering from a nervous break
down has found relief In New Tork,
where ahe attended the theater and opera
thirty-two times In thirty day, not count
lag concerts, and th hotel doctor whom
she consulted comment that "what is
en man's meat Is another man's poison."
But what the patient really wanted sad
got, very likely, was change of scene,
freedom from laborious and Irritating
routine, and relief from responsibility.
The New Tork occupation may well bave
been Just th right medicine.
"I fey. Hods, why fto you always put
'dictated' on your letter; You don't keep
"No: but to tell the troth, old chp, my
spellings rocky." boston Transcript
"1 see s conspiracy te suspected in
"Tea; I suppose the conspirators ee a
chance of getting all the dough." Balti
more Aiaerioaa. '
Nod You don't mean te say you kep
Todil Vot e'tlle so low as thit. I'm
Just looking up to see th day I mi mar
ried. This year I propoe to rasa a safe
and san wedding anniversary. Ut.
fthe Hubby deaft what Is the difference
between reu and 3S?" ,
He 1 give It up.
Bh Oh. you dear! And I thonght I
would have awful trouble getting the
money- for my new hat Philadelphia
ALONG THE LONG WAY.
(To the Tun ef "Tlpperary.")
Oh the long way was Sllppersry,
When th raid frese on th snow;
He wa gaslng at pretty Mary , . .
When his feet from the path let go; .
No bones wer broken, - -
Though he cam down with vim.
But a wee, wee amile smiled pretty Mar,
And that's what hurt him.
'Twa a cold mom la February ".
That the rain frote on the snow.
When hi eye met thos ef pretty Mary
. And his feet from the path let go;
His body got no bruise
(He stoutly did assert), '
But that we, wee smli from pretty Mary
That sure did hurt, . ,
Along tha long way comes spinster Mary,
From th long, long ago: v
Forty years ah ha earned her bread
And hoed her lonelv row
And she give to all young and hopeful
This wisest of all tins: '
If you ever, ever wsnt to marry,
Don t smile when the man slips.
Omsha. BATOLL JfE TRELE.
. v-- -.
The eight cylinder
Cadillac will do more
of the; things which k
motorist wants his car:
to do than any other
car in the world.
To locate the Cadillac at the
Show ju$t look for the
Cadillac Co of Omaha
Boys ancl Girls
We have a grand surprise for you. We will give a
Dicycle next. You can have your choice of either a Boy's
or Girl's wheel. It is a famous
WORLD - MOTOR.
It-has a 2Cr-inch Frame
with CoaEter Brake. Motor
Bike Handle Bars, Eagle
Diamond Saddle, Motor Bike
Pedals, Motor Bike Grip,
Luggage Carrier Ilolder,
Folding Stand,' Front and
Hear Wheel Guards, Truss
Frame and Front Fork.
This picture of the bicycle
will be in The Bee every day.
Cut them all out and ask
, your friends to save the pic
tures io. their paper for you,
. too. See how many picture
you can get and bring them
"to The Ree office, Saturday,
- March 6th.
The bicycle wUI. be gtvea
Free to the boy or girl that
eend as the most picture be
fore 4 p. m., featurday, March
Subscribers can help the
children in the contest, by
asking for picture certifi
cates when they pay their
subscription. We give a cer
tificate good for 100 pictures
for every dollar paid.
Payments ahould be made
to. our authorized carrier ur
ftgtnt, or sent direct to
Is there any little boy
or girl that really needs
a NEW BICYCLE?
Write and tell ns
about it. Maybe some
body will help you try
to win it.k
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