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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 1916.
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torial matter to maha Bee, Kditorlal Department.
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Flihacrlhrd In toy ii-scnce and aworn to before
me, (hta 4th dav of January.
ROBKWT HUNTfc; II, Notary Public.
Hubscrlbers ' Icavins the titf temporarily
should hare The Voe moiled to them. Ad
dress mill be changed ns often aa requested.
The coming grand reopening of Panama
canal happily launches a midwinter sail.
Don't worry! The undercurrent for Hughes
1 there, ,nd cannot, be kept from coming to
President Wilson deems his message of suf
ficient Importance to be Us messenger. Omaha's
Welcome" sign still shines,.
Mexican exhibits of outlaws who have taken
the Involuntary suicide route are gruesome but
conclusive evidence of well-aimed Intentions.
The Job of buying $50,000 worth of auto
mobile fire apparatus for Omaha's fire depart
ment ought to furnish quite a, few joy rides.
Come on to Omaha, President Wilson, with
your preparedness talk! And come on, Drother
Bryan! We are fair enough to listen to both
It goes .without saying that no lawyer representing-
a convicted criminal would be doing his
full duty by bis client without trying to procure
for htm a new trlab-
Still, It would be the part of wisdom not4o
examine tc closely into the election, by which
Nebraska adopted its first constitution as the
Initial step to statehood. ,
Nebraska Is the only state with the presi
dential, preference primary, but Nebraska seems
to be the only stato In. which., self-starters In
sist on using the machinery aa a toy.
t la only In our American cities that health
regulations and quarantine rules are so hard
to enforce. The only way to atop the spread of
contagious diseases Is to prevent exposure of
possible new victims to known casea.
Democrats are losing precious, time in fall
.ng to tag their favorite for governor; There ts
no satisfaction for a republican in acquiring
office by default., Moreover, voters are entitled
to a few rounds for the trouble of going to the
While the rumor factory of Rome had the
ioctors operating on the kaiser's boll last' Fri
day, at the same time Berlin reported the kaiset
taking a fresh air ride through the city. In
this as in other matters the kaiser persists in
disappointing his enemies.
For the sake of preserving the peace of w hat
l& left. It is hoped there will be no delay In
handing out the pay envelopes in the agreed
day, to the peace missionaries at The Hague. In
the present perturbed condition of the mission
hesitation on the part of the ghost Is perilous. .
Trials of night riders puts New Madrid once
more on the news map. On two former occa
sions the Missouri town delivered news thrillers
worth while an earthquake in the '30's and'
tin-clad navy news la civil war times. The lapse
rf time between thrills makes New Madrid all
the more picturesque when it wakes up.
A riot call came in from the river hrar Boyd's
packing house, where a cans of Jce culteia were neat
ins a disturbance. Tha trouble la atlll over the rate
of pay and aa between union men and nonunion men.
Charles It. Ross will succeed Joe lienahaw aa
cleric at the l'axton. Mr. Ifenahaw. it ta understood,
will go to St. Paul and take a poult Ion with the I Intel
Max Myer 4. Co., is advertlalns maaka and maa-quei-adu
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Kngineera enter,
tained their friende with a ball at Xightguarda' hall
The committee of arrangement conaiated of A. L.
Johnson. George Meyers. M. Decker, Ben F. Johnson,
John 11111. John M. Bycrs. Matt C. Parr. John B.
Kelson, Z. T Bprir. Noah fl Clarke.
The Ladies' M'uilrale program was contributed by
Mrs. Eatabrook and the Misses Minnie Rotachlld,
Blanche Oliver, Minnie Brown, Kdinger, Jeannls May
and Julia Of fleer.
Tha Home Circle dub la planning to give a ''Mikado
party," which now is the social fad In the cast.
Tha Nebraska Society of 01 vU Engineers elected ot
fleers, among theni, Ueorgw W. Tillaon of Omaha,
erefldent, and A J. Grover of Omaha, secretary.
iianlt clearinga for the day were tttC.573.
The coming charity ball la definitely fixed to take
place at the ExpoalUon building, February 23.
John Kvana, tax coinniliwloner of the Colon Pa
dfl.', haa rcalgiied to be aucceeded ly W. 11. Kusaell,
w bo uoiuea from Detroit,
Don't Oet Excited The Way Will Be Found.
Thp ndc Achates who writes editorials for
Senator Hitchcock's personal organ becomes
Rrcntly excited t Tbe Bee's reminder that the
real first eholre of Nebraska republicans for
president Is Charles E. Hughes, and he throwr
seversl kinds of fits over our expression of con
fidence that n wsy will be found in due time in
nhich the Nebraska delegation to Chicago wil
be lined up for Hughes.
Even the dullest perception can see that
Senator Hitchcock's prospects of re-elcctlon,
small as they are, will be worse than nil with
the republlcsns rallying to Hughes as their
Manard bearer. Hence this sudden solicitude
let tho integity of our direct primary law U
fractured In order to register the true popular
will. But let not our democratic contemporary
fear for the direct primary law; for the worst
bump ltecvr had, or will have, was tho one It
received In the latst democratic convention,
when half the delegation from Nebraska at Bal
timore bolted Instructions Just at tho moment
thn candidate who won out In the primary war
about to be nominated in the convention. So
It 111 behooves any Nebraska democrat to set
himself up as the guardian angel of the presi
Neither need any one be distressed about
The Bee's declaration for Hughes forcing the
Justice to be a candidate for the nomination
when he has declined to permit his name tobe
filed here, and there Is no way that we know of
to prlne'hls name on the ballot. There are
other states, however, where primary law s a if
different, or where delegates are ehoHen by con
vention, which will unquestionably endorse
Hughes, If they do not instruct for him. Even
this will not take him out of "the dark horse
category" not until the Chicago convention
actually nominates him.
, Conceding, therefore, the general and grow
ing demand for Hughes among the republican
rank and file, the question Is not. one of "de
feating tho purpose of the presidential primary
law" but, on the contrary, of making it an ef
fective Instrument for' that purpose when its
serviceability is being threatened by the ma
chinations of gallery-playing politicians.
What Tbe Bee has said on this score, It re
peats with more deflnlteness: We believe a
way will be found in due time by which the
republicans of Nebraska, through the primary,
may express and enforce their real preference
Forcing Greece Into the . Fight. ,
Undetermined reports from Greece Indicate
the Intention of the Entente Allies to force that
country Into armed participation la the conflict
it has tried to avoid. This is a sequence of a
series of costly blunders, both diplomatic and
military. When Sir Edward Grey failed In his
effort to Induce Bulgaria to throw its strength
against Germany, the Importance of having
Greece was magnified l(v many times. Similarly,
the failure of the assault on tbe Dardanelles
has enhanced the necessity of having Grecian
co-operation in the new campaign that must be
laid out for' further .military movements in thai
arena of war. .The Allies must have a base
from which to strike, if the campaign against
Turkey is to come to anything but disaster.
Grecian politics are deeply involved in the
situation, and the position of King Constantino
Is becoming precarious. He has tried to hold
Ms country neutral, although his personal
predilections incline towards the Germanic al
lies. Popular expression, as Bhown by two elec
tions, denoted that the Grecians are opposed to
Bulgaria, If not actually favorable .to the En
tente. This has supported the Allies in their
violation of Grecian neutrality, which Is now
alleged to be reaching a point where the forced
abdication of the king Is considered.
. . The situation la in some degree analagous to
that in which Italy was placed, the politicians
there forcing entranco Into a war that lacked
much of having popular Btipport, and was op
posed by the king. These movements are but
adding fuel to the flames that have consumed
so much of European achievement, Several
daya will bo required, perhaps, before accurate
Information will bo given on this point, but the
present outlook is that Greece is to become a
base for the Allied forces.
Timely Current Comment
Labor and Preparedness.
Diametrically opposed statements comlns
ftom leaders as to labor's attitude on the ques
tion of rreparednens for national defense may
contuse the publlo. In considering these state
ments, It should be kept in mind that Samuel
Gompcrs Is president of the American Federa
tion of Labor, and that John P. White Is presi
dent of the "United Mine Workers of America,
one of the many constituent bodies of the fed
eration. At the recent convention of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, held at San Francisco
in November, this question was brought to the
front by a resolution offered by a miner dele
gate. The committee to which the resolution
vas referred reported adversely on it, and, aftt r
considerable discussion, the report of the com
mittee was adopted by the convention.
This would seem to support Mr. Gompers In
his expression of the attitude of the organized
labor of America as to the delense of our coun
try. We all depreoato war, btrlve to avoid It,
tut we must bo reasonably prepared for possibilities.
When the tax levy was made, city authori
ties figured the maximum of appropriations per
mitted, by the charter for every, municipal de
partment, but when the budget was fixed, sev
eral of these departments fell short of the
amounts previously allotted. It would be in
teresting to have a diagram showing just how
the different Items have been diverted.
If President Wilson is seriously planning a
speech making- "awing round the circle," he ought
to put Omaha on his date list. We are all ready
at all tlmea to accbrd a cordial reception to the
nation's chief magistrate, regardless of als politics.
The democratic dinner marked the high tide
0l editorial diplomacy In Nebraska. Preserving
the peace among democratic factions hereabouts
for even a few brief hours is an achievement
worthy of Henry Ford's rtKoguiilun.
AVhat'a the Mitlrr with TVehraaka f
Kt. lioula Post-Plopatrh.
WHAT Kansas typifies to tia showa the persla
tonre of the fixed idea. Tbe very name sug
gests beneficence, proopeiity, aatonlahlng num
bers of motor cars per capita, progreaalvenraa, high
avoraao Intelligence, universal striving for better
ments. Ameriraniam of the moat typical and refreah
Inff western brand.
Rut eulogy of Kansa as the republic'- great
laboratory of aoclal and povernmental progresa haa
got on tha nrvea of tha York (Neb.) tiemocrat. It
declares that Nebraska, not Kansas, la the laboratory
of material advancement and evangel of spiritual ru
newot for the union, and pmeerda to prove It.
It snya that Nebraaka adopted the Australian bal
lot before Kanaaa even knew what a voting booth
and a distinguishing mark meant. Nebraska had rail
road regulation In effect while Kansas waa atlll quar
reling over It. Nebraska had lawa for tno protection
of women wage-earners yeara before Kansas did.
It bad passed Important social Justice legislation for
the relief or labor while Kansas was stilt deliberating
The Pemorrat sweeps Kansas off tha map with
further declarations to the effect that mortgages In
Nebraska are leas per f.irm, per acre, and per capita
than In Kansaa; that per capita wealth In Nebraska
la greater than In 1-ansae; that Ncbraaka has an an
nual production of farm wealth greater per farm anil
per acra than Kansas; that Nebraska has more money
per capita deposited In banka than Kanaaa; that In
fact Nebraska, with two-thirds of tho population of
Kansas has an actual total of bank deposits greater
than Kansas; that Nebraska's permanent school fund
and annual expenditure per capita for education ex-
ceed Kansas; that Nebraska has more atudents in Col
leRe, pPr thousand of population than Kansas; that
Nebraska haa a leaa percentage of. Illiteracy and of
divorce than Kansas; that Nebraska bag a leas per- .
centage of juvenile offenders and delinquents than
Ivanaas, anil a leas percentage of prisoners in jails
The press of the country must do Justice to Ne
braska, even though tardily, Ita Blindness In the pa.Jt
Is Inexcusable. It ahould have known that IJneoln Is
a capital, a residential center and reform luminary
from which all good things ought to radiate and do
radiate. . ...
Frlmarlee Shonld Be Uniform of Time.
New York Times.
Of the Ml delegates to tho next republican na
tional convention, the 985 voting delegates, if that
body does not give tho representatives of Porto Rico,
Hawaii and tho Philippines tha right to vote In H,
will bo elected by primaries. In this reckoning tho.
eight delegate of ones conservative Vermont, which
didn't yield last year to the mania for presidential
primaries, but seems unable to resist It, are included.
These delegates are not chosen as they ahould be, on
the same day. The state primaries are held on dif
ferent dates', the last of them almost overlapping tho
mooting at Chicago. For underground work from ststo
to state, for secret manipulation and combination to
control or circumvent tha expression of "the popular
choice" which the worshipers of that brazen calf, tho
primary system, fervently expected from tho presi
dential primary, no better plan could be devised.
A -wearisome muddle. Tho republican national
committee la bound to recognize delegates chosen
under the laws of their respective states, a difficult
undertaking In vlow of the confusions and contests
and dlacordances of Interpretation arising under some
of those 'lawa. If a subotantlal uniformity of primary
lawa Is unattainable, at least a uniformity of time In
primary elections Is most desirable. Without It, tho
field for political Intrigue and deals In huggermugger,
expert monkeying with "the popular choice" will be
A Shoe on the Other Faat,
St., Louis Republic. .
It is not often that a president's message passes
unnoticed In the news, but that Is what appears to
have happened with respect to tho presld frit's recom
mendation that the sum of tu.0y bo paid by tho fed
eral government to subjects of Greece, Turkey and
Auatris-Hungary as Indemnity for tho Injuries they
suffered in Omaha in Wo9. " ..
A violent prejudice against foreigners sprung up
In Omaha about that time on account of labor diffi
culties and what was said to be the conduct of tho
Oreeka toward women in the street. One of the re
sults waa a riot In which 1,W0 Oreeka were driven
from the city. Of course, tho claim la not a Just
charge against the federal government. It ought to
be paid by the state, but states make no treaties.
Therefore tho usual course In such casea la ' to be
followed and Uncle Sam Is asked to foot the bill.
Tha facts are Interesting at this time because we
have a similar, though graver, Instance against Mex
ico. American citizens have boon murdered there on
account of the hatred which a certain clase of Mex
icans feel toward America. If Colonel Roosevelt had
bis way we should Invade Mexico and begin to ehoot
men who. In opposing us, would be patriotic defenders
of their own country. It la true that Mexico haa long
been In a state of turmoil and that life la leas safe
there than It ought to be. but it la no mbre credible
that tho savage murder of Americans by the outlaw
followera of Villa is representative of the great mass
of Mexican people than that tho Omaha rioters rep
resent America, and Mexico, now largely pacified
under the rule of General Carransa. la entitled to a
chance to make tho best reparation possible under
That la the privilege we ask for ourselves in simi
Twice Told Tales
Backing; Illm Oat.
Sir ITcrbert Tree's wit Is well known among his
friends, and they tell sonio very good stories aboiit
Ms funny remarks at rehearsals.
Once during the rehearsal of a certain play, Sir
Herbert asked a very young and by no means
brilliant actor, who fancied himself greatly to "step
hack a little." Tha actor did eo, and Tree went on
rehearsing. A little later tho famous manager re
peated his request, and the youth obeyed again. .
Shortly afterward Trea once more asked him to
"atep a ltttlo farther back."
"But If I do." complained tho youthful one, rue
fully. "I Bhall be completely off the stage."
"Yea, answered Tree, quietly, "that's right!"
Jolt for the Motorlat.
Before motoring became as popular as It is to
day, a man waa driving a big car through a country
aection several miles from a town, when ha saw a
man standing in the middle of tho road.
"Hold on there, mlater!" cried tho man, wildly
waving his arms, aa the car approached. "I want
to talk to yel'1
"What's tbe matter with you country constables!"
angrily shouted the automoblltat, bringing his ma
chine, to a standstill. "I wasn't going at the rate
of even twenty miles an hour!"
"I ain't no country constable, mister," was tho
rejoinder of tha man. "My wife's been Invited to n
weddln. an' I wanted to know if you wouldn't let
me have a little gasoline to clean her white gloves. '
EUle'a KtB. -
"fflx-year-old Elsie teased her mother unresist
tngly for a chew of gum before they went into tha
theater, but explaining that It was Impolite to chew
in publlo her mother refused to gtvw It to her.
Little Elate did not forget the gum, however, for
when the show was over, she said:
"Mamma, where does gum come from?"
"FYom a tree. KUle." replied her mother.
"What kind of a tree, mamma?"
"Why, a spruce tree, my dear."
"Well, the seat I aat In roust t.ave been made
of a apruce tree, 'cause 1 dug a nice big chaw of
gum off the bultoru of Judge.
rinal ril from Weybrlght.
xRCOTTH BLCKF. Neb.. Jan. 1.-To
the F.dltor of The Bee: According to
parllmentary rules the side that opens
a debate has the rlpht to close It. On a
former occasion I allowed the opposi
tion the last word in order to not Im
pose on your valuable apace, but this
time I believe I am entitled to the dos
If we are to take Mr. Henry Arp se
riously In his ancient, mediaeval Sill
modern history at the human race re
cently appearing In Ttie Bee's letter
Box, one might easily Imagine that
Adam and live were descendanta of tha
Germans, and that it was the Germane
that fenced the Garden of Kden and
planted We apple and fig trees that
gave Adam and Eve their start. But hla
houndless presumption exceeds tho speed
limit when he declares that "It is con
ceded by all that the German govern
ment Is the best on earth."
This letter Is interesting only as show
ing a state of mind.
A German submarine fires a torpedo
Into one of our best passenger ships, our
colors go down; over a hundred Innocent,
defenseless men, women and children
bona fide eltliens of the United States,
acting absolutely within their rights,
sink beneath the waves. Our govern
ment demands redress; Good Citizen Arp
says: "All our 'fuss' about German U
boats Is foolish."- I mention our national
colors once, and an Omaha pill vendor
calls It "ranting;" evidently the mere
mention of the Stars and Stripes Is
repugnant to these "good citizens."
' I believe every fair-minded educator In
the land- will -admit that there is . abso
lutely no room In our publlo senoots,
below the tenth grade, for any foreign
language, but now wo are to have this
"made-ln-Germany" language crammed
flown the, throats' of the primary pupils
by force of law, and resort to the courts,.
Just to "broaden their minds." One
of the very first acts of our next legis
lature Should be to rcpal this obnoxious,
unAmerican measure. There is published
in New York City a weekly - magazine,
which has been referred to by Mir. At
wood in these columns, called the Fath
erland, and although Ita editor claims to
be a "good citizen," this publication is
exactly what Its name Implies, every
page of every Issue la vigorous pro
German . and viciously anti-American.
Throughout tho length and breadth of
our land there is published daily and
weekly hundreda of thousands of news
papers printed in the German language,
and almost with exception every time a
German U-boat assassinates American
citizens they do not heaitato to uphold
and even applaud Germany and German
diplomats, and criticise, malign and even
threaten our own government officials.
Is this the kind of teaching snd propa
ganda that will make us a united people
in an International crisis? It can have
no other effect than to poison the minds
of the otherwise loyal Germans and make
them prejudiced, dissatisfied and rebel
lious. No other country in the world
would tolerate such a condition of things
for a moment. This "mado-ln-Germany"
propaganda has already gone too far. So
I revert to the "text" of my first letter,
"German-Americans, you must preserve
in your children the language and cus
toms of the fatherland." What I would
like to know, and I believe what every
loyal American would like to know, Is
why must they yes, that's It why must
theyT J. r. WEYBRIGIIT.
Tho Bloomlnirton Advocate, II. M.
Crane editor, has just finished Installing
an Intertype typesetting machine.
Roy n. Barnard, who has been one of
tho proprietors of tho f'allaway Qyeen
since Its establishment twenty-two years
ago, last week sold the paper to James
C. Naylor and Henry B. Yates. Mr. Bar
nard has been editor and solo proprietor
of the paper for the last fourteen years.
He expects to get Into the newspaper
game again soon In a larger field.
Tho Post ts tho name of a new paper
launched this month at Benkelman by
C. I Ketlar.
Tha handsome "mug" of Karl I Spenco,
editor of the Franklin County News, who
la a candidate tor tho republican and
progressive nomination for senator from
the Twentieth district, adorns the pages
of all tbe papers printed In the district.
Mr. Spente is pelting an excellent exam
ple for other candidates.
Tho Blue Valley Blade of Seward was
thlrty-clght years old last week. E. E.
Betzer, the present proprietor. has been
connected with the papar thirty-seven
Guldo Rock Slf.nal: Tho Signal has
neglected to boost Frank I'. Shields'
gubernatorial candidacy becauso we felt
that If we sort o' held off he would offer
us something good, in fact a rice juicy
plum, but as yet ho hasn't offered us a
Job aa dog klllor. However, we aro for
Frank, even if making him governor does
spoil the second best newspaper in the
The Nationil Association of Audubon
Societies has begun a campaign to make
all cemeteries of tho I'nited Ktatcs sanc
tuaries for blrdi. Tito association says
that there are over l.OOn.ooi) acres in cem
eteries, which could be added to the bird
reservations already created.
Miss Olive M. RIddleberger Is a trained
statistician and has done a great deal of
work in connecthm with the-last "two
censuses. She alv.-ays waa fond of fig
ures 'and when she entered tho census
bureau as a (stenographer she saw her
opportunity to turn her taata and natural
talent to account.
William Wenao Chung of the Chinese
Educational mission in Washington said
the other day that "American friends
must, help save China from one of Its
worat enemies namely, the practice at
polygamy and rarly marriages, which In
creases the population too fast for the
system of education to keep pare with."
The District of Columbia branch of the
woman's department of the National
Clvio Federation will plan the block of
model housea that la to be primarily a
memorial to the late Mrs. Wood row Wil
son," made to hold 1,000 people. Every
thing will be on the co-operative plan,
tho houses to consist of various types
for families of different sizes.
American women lit Berlin have sent
eat an appeal for funds to feed tho in
terned allies' families. All the aliens of
enemy countries have been Interned Just
aa they aro In other countries. The Amer
ican ilelief kitchen served meals
daily for nine mouths, then it bad to
close Its doors for lack of funds. For
tbe purpose of reopening It this appeal
has been made for help.
GRINS AND GROANS.
"Ton must admire a man who always
tells the truth."
"I don't know," replied Senator Sor
ghum; "sometimes such a person la
merely intellectually lmlolent and self
ishly Indifferent to people feelings."
Tounty Justice Ten dollars.
Motorist I've only a twenty. Can you
Justice No. hut I can changa the fine.
I'll make It twenty Philadelphia Bulle
tin. Bill Where's your brother?
.1111 Oil, he's downtown learning to
Hill Ah! Is he going to he a soldier?
Jill No, a dentist. Yonkers Statesman.
HAVE STYLISH PR& QtflS
the" vesr chance to &r
ArO if nox mawa
fcRESSMAkW WJU. qo
In the privacy of his home the village
butcher was tclilng his wife of the arrival
of a new summer resident.
he came. In today." he said, with en
thusiasm, "and I can tell you ahe'a a
real lady, brought up select and exclu
sive. She don't know one cut o' meat
from another, nor veal from mutton."
Blank (to caller) If I'd only known
that this pleasuro was In store for me I
should certainly have arranged my busi
ness so as to oe home earlier.
Bobble Why, pa, don't you remember
ma told ybu they were coming and you
said, "Oh, the deuce!" Boston Transcript
Father Listen, Harold. The camel can
go eight days without water. Isn't that
Harold Not verv you oinht to hear
Charile Brown tell one. Jvdse.
He heard the call of Nebraska
The call of the Kiest midwest.
And ho came from tho haunts of child
hood. To thn land that he loved the best;
He came with a youth's ambitions,
And the hopes of a pioneer,
To win over difficulties
And to conquer the wild frontier.
The valleys, the fertile vallays.
The Infinite plains of green.
And the haze on the far horizon
Was an ever alluring scene.
It told of a land of freedom.
And a country of hope to all.
And he saw the unlimited future
And ho came when he heard the call.
The heart will pursue enchantment.
And he came and aubdued the wild.
And the home that he found grew dearer
Aa the primitive waa exiled;
'Twaa a land with a hearty welcome
To each and to every one.
Where ho that was up and doing
Was rewarded for what ha done.
"Twaa a country without traditions.
Where a man was known by hla worth,
And where he waa always honored,
No matter hla rank of birth:
Where home though ever so humble,
Waa a haven of peace and rest.
And the .eodhouse among the sumachs
Was the place that he loved the best.
But time In Its flight brings changes.
He waa young and the heart waa cay.
Now tho days of his youth are ended
And th frontier haa passed away.
And he lives in a modern mansion
In plenty he wants no more.
And the home of his heart is dearer
That he struggled to win In yore.
The primeda! days are over
And the new has the old replaced.
And a beautiful cultured country
Sprung up where the bison grazed;
The hum of the modern binder
And tha acent of the gasoline,
They tell of an evolution
Like only his eyes have seen.
He heard the call of the Nebraska,
And he came, and struggled, and won,
But the sun that waa bright is waning,
And the day will ere long bo gone;
Then let us extend him honor,
And reach him a hearty hand
While he awaits the reward of the faith
ful The call to a better land.
ROBERT B. CHANNER;
Newman Grove. Neb.
621 Residents of Nebraska
registered at Hotel Astor
during the past year.
1000 Rooms. 700 with Bath.
A cuisine which has made
the Astor New York's leading
Single Rooms, without bath, fixo to f9
Double . . j.oo to 4.00
Single Rooms, with bath, 3.00 to 6.0a
Double . . . 4.00 to 7.00
Parlor, Bedroom and bath, 10.00 to 14.00
At Broadway, 44th to 45th Streets the center of New York's social
and business activities. In close proximity to all railway terminals.
Leave Omaha 8:00 A. M.
Arrive Kansas City 4:00 P. M.
Modern Equipment. Pullman Sleeper. Chair Cars and
our own unsurpassed Dining: Cars (Meals a la Carte.)
Leave Omaha 2:00 P. M.
Arrive Kansas City 8:35 P. M.
Observation Cafe-Parlor Car. Chair Car, etc.
Leave Omaha 11:15 P. M.
Arrive Kansas City .7:10 A. M.
Electric Lighted. Observation Sleeper. Chair Cars, etc.
Direct connections in Kansas
City Union Station for all points
South and West.
Full information at City Ticket
Office, 1423 Farnam Street, or
THOS. F. GODFREY,
Gen. Agt. Pass. Dept.
Kui;i::Ii:hi bm:tlr ;
Come and Just Rest!
There's nothing; you have
to do at Hot Springs. Ark.
yet thcra'e all or aa little
as yew want to do.
Thara's lota of chance to b busy
want to. But
hava to work
ta order to en
At the Hot
esn just sit
still if you'd rather aad
breath la tha Sne ail beak la
the brljht ui.liht foaat your
yes oo the aai-rouading aaoun-
The Hot Ssrinn arson the beanM
ful QoT.mn.ol Kaarratloa .lr
irtos are epaonaa aad thalr a.a
if S.,rolUi. Va reflated k
CBtleSam. To Tie In arm and
"71, ho,PSl seree senda hi.
uldlers aad sailuia lor rkeeme
llaaj. ll.r, akin and stouack
troubles aad the fo away eared.
tains and thalr evar-changlng
beauties of greens and browns
and light and shade. You can
Just ait still and watch tha
people go by for bore you
p e epic and
people from all
over the coun
try. You can
dries If you
want to or
motor or rido
golf or "trol
ley" or otroll
do anything that eeems restful
to you. YouTl never be bored
and when you go to bed you'll
sleep a reeuul sleep.
Business Men's League,
Hot S pnn. Ark.
Picas send booklet.
SpeeidlLam Round Trip Rati now
la fleet on froa Uounbun R.M. irf-t
their new book on Hot Springs, Ark.,
and the radio-active waters. Aak at
1 ocal ucket office or writ Iron Mow.
Urn R. a., be Louis.
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