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JANUARY anci LATIOX.
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Publishing company, being duly aworn. aaya that the
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Babecribers leaving the city temporarily
ebon Id have The IWre mailed to them. Ad
Ores will be changed aa often aa requested.
There la no mistaking the voice of Brother
Charley. It la high and dry.
Wonder If this Is not a good time for the
Bar association to speak up.
Oklahoma's riot dazed some of the partlcl
rnt. but It did not feaze grandfather.
a ssssssssxesi a ,
As a means of Insuring the safety of coast
ers, the weather distances all other agencies.
Democratic organs object to the tone of the
Hoot keynote, which prores that It carries the
tight ling for republicans.
The notion that derated activities tend to
elevate the spirit does not command enthusias
ts support in the aviation service.
What does It indicate, when a request Is
made to Inquire into a case of perjury and sub
ornation of perjury, and a lawyer Jumps up
A prominent railroad president Is quoted as
saying that he dreads reporters more than bay
onets. For the same reason, that shady pro
moters dread the light.
The rotten system of shake-down law suits
with which this community Is afflicted ought
to be rooted out regardless of effect on the
shyster lawyers who fatten on It.
Warring countries speak In terms of billions
quarterly, while Uncle Sam with his annual bil
lion fails to make ends meet Still, It Is safer
to be short for a time than overload posterity.
Two exceptions must be noted to the rule
that "few officeholders die and none resign."
One resigned at Washington because he did not
get enough salary. One at New York quit be
cause he got too much.
Long before war came to Europe govern
ment economists predicted that militarism In
evitably led to national bankruptcy. The debts
piling up la those unfortunate countries already
point In that direction with sufficient clearness
to make the cautious stand from under.
Resort to Ink bottles, paper weights and
plain fists In the Oklahoma legislature marks a
startling change in the accessories of statesman
ship In the "sooner" belt. The total absence of
hlppocket artillery Is a melancholy reminder of
the eclipse of Oklahoma's classy marksmen.
A former congressman of New Hampshire,
conscripted Into retirement, expressed a readi
ness, "in the hour of a great national emer
gency," to give tha government and the district
tbe benefit of his knowledge and experience In
publlo affairs. Readiness to help the country
at 17,600 per is a hopeful sign of the times.
Let us remind our Omaha art lovers that
there are two ways to promote the cause of
art one Is to cultivate artistic tsste through
presentations of masterpieces of painting,
sculpture and architecture, and the other is
to remove the ugly spots constantly obtruding
on people's view. .
Thirty Years Ago
This pay in Omaha
" Complied from See riles.
Dean Millspaugh preached hie farewell sermon at
Trinity cathedral, where ha has served aa pastor for
Marshal Cummins la recovering from his recent
serioua iUneaa and Is now considered out of danger.
T. C. Urunar has returned from 8t Paul. Minne
apolis and tha north.
K. D. Wood row, formerly connected with Bred
street's Omaha agency, but for tha past few months
manaser for the asenry at Bt, Joseph, has-t-ome back
to take up his position here permanently.
George F. Munroe, tha Sixteenth street grocer,
left for a six weeks' visit with relatives at Westchee-
Ben Hogan, tha evangelist, la back, and apoke to
an overflowing house In tha Kaundera stret chapeL
Tha Carter White Iead works, which began buat.
Xteas last month as successor to Uia Omaha Whit
Load company, la allowing much activity. Tha offi
cers of tha company are lvi Carter, president; Henry
W, Gates, vies president and treasurer; 8. B. Hay
Services were held In tha library of tha Young
Men's Christian association for tha benefit of tha
deaf mules. Prof. J. A. McClura preached a short
sermon In alien language, and others participating
were Messrs. R. BmMh, Fisher, and hsmuel Tut hill.
Miss Bella Flndle-y hss tsken a position In tha
Villon I'artfle office.
W. II. Truesdala has succeeded J. A. Clark In tha
management of the Pacific Hotel company's dining
Treaty with Nicarag-ua.
The treaty with Nicaragua, Just ratified by
the I'nlted 8tatcs senate, is a part of the obliga
tion that csme with the building of the Panma
canal. In granting to the t'nlted State in per
petuity a right to construct a ship canal along
what has long been known as the "Nlcarsgua
route," the Central American government hss
reded but little, since, with the Panama canal
open, little likelihood exists of the longer route
being used. This route was stoutly advocated
by Senator Morgan of Alabama during the long
days of debate prior to the final determination
on the Tanama project. Some Interest has of
lste attached to It because of renewed allega
tions that Oermsny hsd offered Nicaragua to
r-urrhsse the right-of-way now granted to the
The most Important features of the treaty
are those that have to do with the cession of the
Corn Islands in the Carribean sea and a site to
be designated on the coast of the Gulf of Fon
seca, to be used as naval bases for the protec
tion of the great cansl. These sites are vital in
the defense program. On the Atlantic side, the
base at Guantanamo Is the closest, while on the
Taclfio side no nsval station closer than 8an
Francisco exists. While shops, dry docks and
the like are projected for Balboa, at the Pacific
end of the canal, and fortifications are estab
lished at both ends, the Independent stations
for the navy are essentlsl parts of the whole
plan and could not be neglected.
protests from Costa RIcs, Honduras and
Salvador against the presence of the United
States on Nicaragusn territory will not be given
very serious consideration. On the Gulf of
Fonseca either Honduras or Salvador might
have been approached for a si to had it not been
for the negotiations concerning tbe canal route.
Costa Rica has little to complain of. The
treaty tsclf has been unfortunately Involved
with the effort at blackmail being pushed by
Colombia, but now that it has been sent along
for Nicaragusn action, the way will be cleared
for consideration of the Wilson-Bryan attempt
to discredit the work of President Roosevelt and
Secretary John Hay.
, Brothers in Complete Accord.
The most perfect of harmonious understand
ing exists between the Bryan brothers of Lincoln
and Miami. In fact, it is doubtful if all history
records a more touching Instance of fraternal
accord than this, wjiich very nearly approaches
in Its essence that unison of thought and love
which has handed Castor and Pollux down to
us from the mists of antiquity. Brother "Bill"
writes a letter from Miami, In which he pledges
his unswerving support to Brother "Charlie,"
and Brother "Charlie" In his turn gives his un
qualified approval to Brother "Bill's" plan.
Could anything be more charmingly devoted?
They are one In mind and one in purpose.
Neither desires to dominate the democratic
party, but both are agreed that they will give
their support only to democrats who subscribe
to their present program. Opposition to the
president and death to the Rum Demon Is their
slogan, and is to be whispered or shouted, as
exigency may require, over Nebraska's prairies
by the silver-tongued and such of the faithful
as will accompany Mm.
Brother ''Charlie," a reluctant candidate for
an office he could get no other to file for as
long as he was in sight says he Is willing to
get out of tbe way for anyone who is entirely
satisfactory to the Bryn Brothers. Any old
democrat who wants to run may do so, for this
Is a free country, but If he expects to get any
where he had better make his peace with the
Making' Laws in Oklahoma.
Lawmaking in Oklahoma continues to be
strenuous business, if accounts of how one roll
call vote was taken are reliable. The scene In
the house while the democrats were, driving
through an election bill may not be taken as
typical of methods prevailing In that state, but
it Is Indicative of the spirit of the party In
power there. This is the state for which the
"great commoner" prepared the constitution.
It had to be modified in some ways before the
enabling act could get through congress, but It
has often been referred to as a model for the
conservation of all human liberties. It worked
so well that under Its operations the democrats
passed the "grandfather" law, which disfran
chised the negro voters of the state. This law
was set aside by the supreme court of the
United States, and the disgraceful scene In the
legislature was engendered by the effort to
enact another law to prevent negroes from
Democrats are defiant In Vlt parts of the
south, when it comes to the right of all citizens
to vote. Regardless of tbe guaranty of the
constitution of the United States, these bitter
partisans want the franchise exercised only by
those In accord with the party. Many different
ways of accomplishing this result have been
adopted, but the result Is the same, and a large
number of voters are kept from the polls by
reason of democratic tactics.
Oklahoma's method of making laws is crude,
perhaps, but scarcely more brutal than the cau
cus plan that prevails at Washington, where the
south is In the saddle.
The famous battleship Oregon, champion
racer of two oceans and the thunderer at San
tiago, goes on the naval retired list as a train
ing ship for California state marines. Eighteen
years ago the Oregon stood at the head of the
American navy and won imperishable laurels
for the service. Today it is so far outclassed
by modern battleships as to be useless as a
fighting factor. The battleship of today, tagged
as the "last word" in naval construction. Is
doomed for the Junk pile In twenty years or
Now comes an official with the assertion
that even with tbe proposed five-year naval
building program, the country will be a poor
third In naval progress at the end of the
period. The apparent lack of cohesion and
coherency in administration circles endangers
the most urgeutt needs of national defense.
Aimed at Omaha
It Is estimated that automobile owners last
year Pd an average of $7 a car in taxes and
license fees, or a total of f 14.000,000 In all the
states. As a means of keeping money moving
the automobile looms large as an all-round circulator.
Nebraska city Press: Tha Omsha city council has
refused to acept the bids recently submitted by tha
manufacturers of fire trucks, with the explanation
that they are too high and the commissions to ba
paid to local parties are too numeroua and expensive.
The refusal of bide Is not surprising to anyone who
has watched tha maneuvers which so frequently ac
company tha submission of fire appsfstus bids to
cities, larga and small.
Heatrlce Sun: A new department of public welfare
was created In tnnaha and the commissioners eent to
Kansaa City to find a man to take the superintendent
of that department. They secured one who was
recommended by the head of a similar department
there. That Is according to tha new thought In com
munity affairs. The old thought would have dictated
tha appointment of a local man, friend of somebody
close to tha municipal throne, and without questioning
whether ha had any particular fitness for tha place.
Tha new attitude toward municipal affairs manifests
Itself every little while la Just such manner. People
are gradually coming to aee the senslhlcness of It.
Hastings Tribune: Omaha will soon b entertaining
tha National Association of Pwlna Breedera. In plsca
of that putting Omaha on the h" It will put Nebraa
ka's metropolis on tha map.
Papllllon Times: A bunch of muts posing aa com
missioners for the city of Omaha have outdone any
Jerk water town in tha state In asking" that a certain
wrestling promoter apologise to them publicly before
they will consent to rent the Omaha city Auditorium
to him. Of all the "rube" stunts ever recorded thl
hss them all beaten to a fraxzla. "Hlrka" la what
we country people call folks who act In such a
foolish manner. But my, If soma little village out in
the state pulled such a bona wouldn't the city smart
set fairly bubble over with merriment. Well, here la
hoping that this sentiment will not continue to "grow
with growing Omaha." Qene Melady. the promotei
who cava offense to tha commissioners should use
tha terma used by Mayor Dahlman at the Pemo
cratla Editorial association In IJncoln, when ha
bluntly consigned all editors to tha hot place. Bucn
damphoollahness has hurt and la hurting Omaha.
Monroe Republican: Omaha Is getting a reputation
for something new In holdups. After disposing of
Hauser they had tha auto bandits and now they have
a robber who binds hla victims and relieves them of
their coin at his leisure.
Bseter News: Tuesday's Bea contained a twenty
Una write-up, with a big scars head, about a' dog
which waa supposed to have died In that city. Just
notice tha contrast A number of children In Omaha
have died of acarlet fever, and tha same paper
barely made mention of tha fact. According to tha
"dog reporter" of Tha Bea, a lengthy write-up about
a dog la of more Importance to the publlo than tha
death of a little child. Nix on such news. Mora
people look after the welfare of tha animals, than
they do of tha children. Is it any wonder that tha
city of Omaha is known aa the "home" of holdups,
when a reputable newspaper as The Bee will allow
so much space to he given to a dog. Look after tha
children and the dogs will take care of themselves.
Lincoln Star: One hates to think that that sug
gestion of Omaha clubwomen that men ought not to
wear hats arises from woman's ambition to wear mora
Grand Island Independent: Mayor Dahlman of
Omaha la said to ba tha Bryan candidate for national
committeeman. This means an alliance between Mayor
Jim and Secretary Bryan, and IJnooln politicians are
persuaded that "no one who knows the political game
at all needs to ba told that an alliance In which W. J.
Bryan is running for delegate to the national conven
tion, Governor Morehead for senator and Dahlman for
national committeeman la entitled to the respectful
attention of all opponents." That there la atlll soma
ground for tha belief that Morehead has been played
or Is being played for senator. In opposition to Hitch,
cock, la shown by tha fact that petitions had bean
circulated asking that his name be placed on tha pri
mary ballot, this occurring at Falrbury, aa well as In
thla city. The presumption la that It has also occurred
In other parts. la Grand Island tha petitions ware
circulated by tha same man who circulated tha Charles
Bryan petition for governor, and at tha same time.
Whether or not tha senatorial petitions will be further
pushed remains to ba seen.
Twice Told Tales
Tha visitor was being shown about by the head
of the up-todate business house,
"Who la that dapper youth at tha glass-topped
desk?" ha asked.
"That Is the superintendent of tha card Index
system. Ho keeps an Index showing where tha Index
"Who is the young man with tha gray gaiters and
the efficient' ears r
"Ha keeps an index showing tha length of time It
takes to Index the Indexes"
"Who la tha girl with tha golden hair?"
"She deddea under what Index an Index to the
index of tha filing cabinets shall ba placed."
"And who Is tha gray-hatred man at tha disordered
desk la tha cornerT"
"Oh, that's Old Joggs. Ha doaan't fit in vary! well
with tha rest of tha office, but I have to keep htm
around. He's tha only employe who can find Im
portant papers when 1 want them In a hurry." New
Hat Kssigk Lamaagra.
There had been a fatal accident at the railway
crossing In a town In Iowa, and tha coroner, a
pompous old chap, who magnified both hla office an1
its Incumbent, had Impaneled a Jury for tha inquest.
There was only one wltneaa of the accident, an
illiterate Slav laborer, who could understand no Eng
lish. With htm the coroner began to struggle.
"Can you speak English?" ba asked.
The man shook his head.
"Can you speak German?"
Again the man shook his head. '
"Can you speak Italian?"
The same responae.
"Can you speak Russian? Can you speak Swedish"
were the next questions, to both of which the man
signified In tha negative.
"It's no use. gentlemen," said tha coroner, turning
to tha Jury- "We can't proceed with tha case. I've
spoken to thla man In five different languages and
can't make him understand me." Harper s Magaslna.
This little example of Irish wit was related at a
recent dinner of tha Wheel club:
A newly landed son of Erin was gsplng along a
New Tork street when he chanced to turn Into tha
offlca of a lawyer, thinking It was a store. Ha waa
considerably Impressed with tha fine furnishings, and
approaching the only occupant of tha room, a man
buay at a dealt, asked:
"Could you ba telling what you sell here In thla
"Certainly." waa tha retort, uttered In rather an
Impatient tone. "We sell blockheads."
Tha Irishman looked around and nodded la under
"Bur and you muat have a fine trade, I'm think
ing," ha commented. "You have but one left. "St
Church service was over, and three prominent mem.
bers of tha eone-regatlon walked home together, dis
cussing tha seranon.
"I telt you." aald tha first, enthusiastically. "Dr.
Blank ran certainly diva deeper Into tha truth than
any preacher I ever heard."
"V-ee," said tha second man, "and coma up drier."
Dlarnrdaat Doctors at Dlvtatty.
CARSON CITY. Ia.. Feb. 11. To tha
Editor of The Bee: When doctors dis
agree in regard to physical conditions of
human suffering It Is said the next thing
to do Is call the undertaker, and tha
reason Is patent to all that dissolution
Is not fsr away.
Since the coming and going of a great
evengellst there appears to have been a
shaking up and trimming down of the
clergy of Omaha that has never been
thought or ten dreamed of before. And
now cornea one who la psstor of a Swed
ish church and everlastingly lambaats
and tells 'em where to "head In." There
appears to be a serious contention In re
gard to a personal Savior of mankind
and a personal devil. According to
"Billy" one places the Immortal soul on
a plnacle bt eternal glory, with a golden
harp, with a few "for rent" elans In
eight, presumably for some of tha
Omaha school board, et al.
As the reverend gentleman Indicated
In The Bee It is rather amusing; and
quite confualng to see these ministers
who sst night after night for seven
weeks gulping down and nodding assent
to all that waa said during the cam
paign, and now not united "with one
accord" In regard to soul saving. With
auch conditions prevailing one some
times wonders what la to ba gained by
"the foolishness of preaching"' unless
more tangible results obtain. One thing
Is certain, present-day evangelism would
not bo forced on the people were it not
for the collection plate and its generous
Pome of us farmers believe a training
school for preachers and teachers of
common sense could make a happy hit
Instructing tha people on how to live, en
joying the glorious sunshine and shade,
trees, birds and flowers, and there would
be lesa need of "ifs," "ends" and "Isms,"
and the peraonal Saviour and devil
wouldn't causa auch apparent unrest.
w hen ministers disagree and evangel
ists are g-ona, what should we do to be
saved? Unless there Is more unity of
spirit, leas wrangling and Jangling. It
win be necessary to have the recall and
referendum have the evangelist come
back, threshing over the old straw to
preserve our peace and dignity In the
religious world. TEE J. AITCH.
Freedom of Dlscasalnn.
GREELEY. Neb.. Feb. 19. To the vt.
tor of The Bee: It la rather dlsannoint.
Ing to see Mr. Bradshaw withdraw from
the debate on freedom of tha press, which
io entered In such a hreeiv manner.
Even though his contribution, as he as
serts, served its purpose.
Of course, thst "duiuoso" was in nm.
tect the constitution from fierce attacks.
This surely waa the time for the
"patriot" to atand bir tha colore hut-
well a constitution-defending hero Is a
queer Kina or animal.
No Mr. Bradshaw. I'm not "dim of
the gang that Metcalfe Js trying to ac
commodate by mussUrur tha nreaa on re
ligious discussion." If such a gang exists.
It certainly la unknown to ma.
Unfortunately it isn't alwava tha
searchlight of truth that la brought to
bear on religion and religious questions.
On tha contrary, In nearly every Instance
it is tna oarkiantern of Ignorance, pre
judice and hatred. Is It reasonable to
expect mat oonciuslona arrived at by
such people with such a light can - be
fair to the church er rellrlon tinnud to
the more or less annoylns- rave of that
pestiferous little "glim?"
Since this debate began aa unknown
admirer (?) in Omaha ' aent me a copy
of the Yellow Jacket, and If you have
any doubts aa to tha measure of freedom
the press or today, Is enjoying under our
democratlo administration. Just take a
look at It and all doubts will be dis
pelled. It certainly Is a gem. After read
ing It you will wonder what they have
Insane asylums for In "Nawth Caleny."
Proposed Soldiers' Moaaaseat.
OMAHA. Feb. JO. To the Editor of The
Bea: Kindly let me say a few words re
garding the proposed monument to be
erected at some suitable place In the city
of Omaha to commemorate the valiant
and herolo deeds of men, both living and
dead, who. by their struggles, succeeded
In preserving our glorious union, and that
some other provision be made, either by
Inscription, on tha monument heretofore
referred to, or by a separate monument,
suitable to commemorate Spanish-American
war veterans, the Daughters of the
American Revolution and the pioneers
We understand that the legislature of
Nebraska has provided that the people
may vote a proper amount of money to
defray the coat of any of these monu
ments. It Is. therefore, left to the people
to say whether they desire them to be
In view of thla fact and that this can
be done with the outlay of a mere pittance
by our city, and that there has been
erected in Omaha no suitable monument,
with the exception of the beautiful sol
dlers' monument at Forest Lawn ceme
tery, thla la tha only one in Douglas
county. Referring to the history of Its
erection. In looking over the flies of one
of tha Omaha newspapera I find the fol
lowing referring to the said monument:
The offlcere of the Indies' I'nlon Vet
eran Monument association were Mrs.
Anna Yule, president' Mies Clara Keennn.
aecretary; Mra. K. Mull, treasurer; Mrs.
Sarah Potter, vice president. Grant coma
Woman's Relief corps: Mrs. A. Sheler,
vice president Indies' I'nlon Veteran
Monument sseorlstlon; Mrs. Addle Hough,
vice president. G. A. Custer corpn.
Woman's Relief corps: Captain E. I.
Pavis. chairman advisory board; Dr. S.
K. SpauUllnK. secretsry advisory board.
This monument waa provld. d after long
years of patient endeavor by the ladlre
of the relief corps heretofore mentioned,
tha Grand Araivil Ute Republic and
otner patriotic cltksens of Omaha, who
assisted in fumlshlna the means for t
erection. It does seem strange that there
has been such a gonernt lack of Interest
taken In adorning at least some one of
our beautiful parks or other suitable
places In the city wllh some lasting re
membrance to the heroes, living and dead,
who made the preservation of our glori
ous union possible.
We do not, want to ba understood aa
finding fault with the manner In which
the public has treated the old soldiers.
Words can hardly express our feelings,
our gratitude and our appreciation of tha
great outburst of patriotic enthusiasm
msnlfested by the public. In considering
what effect a monument of this kind sug
gested has on tha public 8uppoae a
stranger, traveling through Nebraska,
gathering historical data, should vUit for
Instance the towns of Blair. Tecumseh.
Columbus. IJncoln and other towns of
thla state, ha would find many monu
ments to the memory of tha gallant sol
diers of tha republic, and In viewing
Omaha no doubt he would expect to be
hold monuments and other works of art
commemorating tha deeda of the sildiera
Ha would also Inquire how old '.a Omsha,
waa It on tha map at tha date of the civil
war? But I do not ascribe it to the fact
that we are not unpatriotic, but that this
greet city of ours has been making such
great strides In commercial accomplish
ments thst some thlnRS have had to be
In Closing will say that the peorle will
agree with me that It Is patriotic duty to
aid and encourage this monument enter
prise. 8. I. GORDON.
Late Company A, Second Battalion, Fif
teenth t'nlted States Infantry.
Ok, Those sy Trwste.
NORTH LOfP. Neh. Feb. .-To the
Editor of The Bee: While the people of
this state are being entertained by the
discussion of Immatetial subjects, the
trusts are working their old tactics of
accumulating valuable property lights.
Four years ago this writer was tryldg
to get the people to see that a few good
waterpower sites. If properly Improved
by the state and managed by the state,
should prove to mak a constant income
to the stste tressury. to maintain and
make public Improvements. I did not
oppose .private Improvement if that
method of Improvement should have for
Its purpose .the Improvement of all good
power sites, even though a few million
aires might be the outcome. The lobbies,
which were looking sfter the Interests
of associated wealth, kept In circulation
all kinds of wrlteups In ridicule to de
ceive the people.
Evidently the lobbies did not went too
many power sites In operation, because
to make too much electricity would de
velop a surplus, and that surplus would
determine the price to the consumer.
Just the same aa a surplus in petroleum
dctermlnss the prices of oils. One of the
strongest arguments for state ownership
Is the universal development of all good
power sites by which the prices of elec
tricity may be reduced to the minimum.
If the people want n, shortage of elec
tricity and high prices, private owner
ship la 4he better method. But If low
prices for fuel for gas engines la desir
able, then state ownership Is the only
method of Improvement.
This writer was at Boelua a couple of
times to see the engineering methods
being used at that power site. You need
not be surprised to see the whole thing
a failure. To- drive piling Into a bed of
quicksand with a bridge of cement be
tween la not. a responsible method of
Improvement. Engineers of whatever
school may make mistakes. If we are to
Judge the ability of the engineers who
gave us the 'Panama mud hole.
The Boelus enterprise has already fur
nished us another lobby, the home of
which Is at Grand Island and St. Paul,
and that lobby ha for four years Im
posed Representative Fries on the legis
lature, posing as a progressive, to pull
the wool over the people's eyes. If we
had a few mora normal schools and state
universities those lobbies might establish
an absolute monarchy.
Th Boelus 'power site Is to 'develop
1.000 horsepower, the cuyrent to sell for
10 cents per kilowatt hour and more. At
10 cents that price equals 1650 per horse
power per yeas. This one site will have
an Income of $1,300,000 annually. If I
mistake not. our permanent school fund
amounts to less than 110.000.000; yet here
under one power site where current is
to be sold within three counties the net
income will be. If associated lobbies have
their way, more than $10,000,000 In ten
years. Can you see why this writer has
been kept In courts of Justice by ma
licious prosecutions and ambulance
chasers for the last four years? Wall
street uses 'the same political methods
that were used by the old confederacy
fifty years ago, and I am hoping that
their lieutenants shall wind .up In
women's clothes Just as Jeff Davis did j
in his final escapade.
WALTER JOHNSON. !
SAID FOR FUN.
He Can't you find anything pleasant
to say abovt the members of my fsmilrT
Fhe Well. I remember they were alt
opposed to our marriage. Richmond
"So you were up to see the Newlywede.
What do you think of their fist? "
"Flat? It's merely a flstette. consisting
of kitchenette, narlorette. chamberetla
and bathette." Boston Transcript.
"I hear you have gone Into business,
"Tep, the restaurant business.'
"And how Is the restaurant business, ss
you find It?"
"Quite a grind. I eat In my own rlece
as an advertisement, but It Is beginning
to tell on me." Philadelphia Ledger.
"This." snid the messenrer. sadly, as
ha looked on the broken form which had
ieen knocked out of his hands, "was
once an article on electrlclt v."
"Well, what of It?" asked a by
stander." "And now It Is a piece of current pi.
Her Father (viciously) So you want to
become my son-ln-lsw, young man?"
Young Man No: I merely want to
marry your daughter. Indianapolis Ptar.
"Bvenlng gowns half off."
The man perused this sign for quite a
"That's the way they're wearing them
this sesson." he remarked as he resumed
his stroll. Louisville Courier-Journal.
Itor. "Here's that front door been
"Vea," ssld his friend from a safe dis
tance. "It is hard luck. Any one to
look st you can sea you have been up
against It." Baltimore American.
"I say. Slithers, did thev finish vour
ds lighters at the fashionable school
where you sent them?"
"I don't know about my daughters,
but I do know they finished me." Haiti.
MY PA SAID SO.
Edgar A. Gueat In Detroit Free Press
Foxes csn talk If you know how to listen.
My paw said so.
Owls have big eyea that sparkle Sfn
My paw said so.
Bears can turn fllp-Oops an' climb ellum
An' steal all the honey away from the
An' they don't mind the winter, cos they
My paw said so.
Girls Is askared of a snake, hut boys
My paw said SO.
They holler an' run; an sometimes they
My paw said so.
But boys" ud be 'shamed to be frightened
When all that the snake wants to do Is
You've got to believe every word that
My paw said sew
Wolves ain't so bad If yo treat enf all
My paw said so.
They're as fond of a game as they are
of a fight.
My paw said so.
An' all of the animals found in a wood
Ain't always ferocious. Most times they
Tbe trouble la mostly they're misunder
stood, My paw said so.
You can think what you like, but I stick
to It, when
My paw aald so.
An' I'll keep right on aayln' again an'
My paw said so.
Maybe foxes don't talk to such people as
An' bears never show you the tricks they
But 1 know the stories I'm tell In" are
My paw said so.
GARNER & EVANS
MULTI GRAPH DEPT.
BUY an automobile the
way you would buy
life insurance. Buy your
car of an old line com
pany. Apperfon Broth
ers have been building
quality automobiles for
Sixes, $1550 Eights, $1S50
Appcrson Motor Car Co.
Auto Show Headquarters
Throughout the week of the Automobile
Show the elect from everywhere gather
aa always at the best place In town. If
It's an own or you wish to see, you'll find
him hers. If It's a dealer, he's here, too.
If it'a the man who ia Interested In all
good things In life, his city, his business
In living, he's here; for he's enjoying
life better because of this hotel, which
hss become the common around for tha
interchange of thought that makea for a
bigger, better and broader Omaha. This
waa the purpose of tha projectora of this
hotel, and the houae In operation la tha
reajlxatlon of tha Intent. A policy of
conduct haa aimed to make thla a hotel
lor women no leaa than for men. And
that'a why It eucceeda. That's why the
tone and character la made and kept ao
attractive. Special effort will be made
during the week to coma to merit tha
Increase in fiatronaso that the occasion
'BUILT FOB YOU TO ENJOY' '
A. BUKBANK, Managing Director
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