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, OCTOBER CIRCULATION
53,818 DailySunday 50,252
Dwight Willlame, olmlatlon manager of The Bee
Publishing aempanr, heing duly sworn, aejrs that the
aetraga atreulatioa for the month f October, 111, we
SMI Seily, and SJS2 SoedaT.
DWIGHT WILLIAMS. Clrculatkvn Manager.
Suhaeribad in ear presence and sworn-to before ma
thle 4U dag of November, 1).
C. W. CARLSON, Notary Public.
' SubecHkere leaving tha ell arrily
should Kara Tha Bm mailaei to them. Ad
aires, will to chanced at often as required.
Explanations tre useful chiefly in relieving
the lyitem. . v - .
Speculating on the put U not half as profitable
as speculating on the future. (
Our re-elected senator baa ceased to be mad
and It now glad. That's very evident I
At beat it is short shrift for the foot ball stars,
. so let them now have their brief day of limelight
glory, . ... . ...
The' renewed activity of German submarines
Indicates at Berlin a revived demand for Ameri
can diplomatic literature.
Indiana wavered a moment in its choice of a
vice presidential favorite son, but Anally took the
long ahot and' lost to the short Hoosier.
The contradictory action of voters on the dry
amendments and the officers for its enforcement
plainly point to the Maine chance later on.
The election gamblers might try again' on the
hazard of having Baker and Danitli sitting at
the cabinet table for another four years. What's
, Democracy's clean sweep in Nebraska tests
the stability of the state house as never before.
If the building doesn't take the threatened tumble
next January its safety Is beyond successful chal
lenge. . ' '
Nebraska beet raisers are credited with making
all kinda of money this year. The sice of the
pile is not known, but its existence challenges
the right of the potato barons to the pennant
of the root crop league. ' ' .
Our esteemed Senor Cirranza shows rare
political shrewdness In-deferring an election for
president of Mexico. There is no telling what
Villa, Diaz and Zapata might do to the ballot
boxes and their keepers.
Remember that Mississippi, with ten electoral
votes, as against Nebraska's eight, cast less than
half Nebraska's vote at the polls. It is this dis
franchisement of voters in the south that keeps
the democrats in the saddle.
1 Arabia, wrenehed from Ottoman control,
seeks recognition e a nation and the kingdom
of Poland seems likely to arrive with the Christ
mas tree. A pair of war baby nations fills two
of the three cradles emptied, by the central
Oh, yes I Nebraska's nonpartisan judiciary
ballot law has vindicated itself. It has opened
the door for 1he election of two nonpartisan
democrats to the supreme bench and another
nonpartisan democrat to the district bench and
that is what it was intended for. '
Wt have been having, and are having, pro
hibition here In Omaha Sundays, holidays and
week 'ays from $ at night until f in the morn
ing, so that the only change is to be to include
the other eleven hours in the dry belt or, rather,
makt it as dry alt the time as it now is after 8
For the Short Ballot ''
Nebraska City Press: The Omaha Bee's
- contention that a short ballot will be a godsend
for Nebraska is borne out by the conditions aris
ing from the election. As usual, it will be a week
; before a complete unofficial compilation of re
turns can be made. Nebraska's ballot is alto.
gether too long. There are numerous offices,
state, county and precinct, that should be taken
out of politics and filled by appointment -There
u no reason why precinct assessors, road over
seers and justices of the ncace should be elective
offices. Going a step farther, why should we elect
county surveyors and county clerks and clerks of
the district court, and several other countv offi
cers? Why not make these offices appointive, re
ward efficient service by keeping a man on the Job
as long as he does good work) Under the com
prehensive and efficient system of highway man
, agement we shall have in Nebraska one of these
days, the occupation of the county commissioner
will be gone and the auditing of bills will be done
by three or four county officers in connection
with their regular duties. Nebraska needs a
short ballot, fewer elective officers and more
economy In government i , .
Lyncn journal: mow tne election is
over and still fresh in the minds of all. we would
like to call the attention of all to the unreason
able length o' the ballot To us it looks foolish
to vote for a full set of state officers. We be
lieve our constitution should be amended so as
to elect a governor and lieutenant governor, and
' then have him appoint the other state officers
subject to the confirmation of the state senate.
Then the names of presidential candidates should
be substituted for the electors and cut out a lot
of ballot there. We doubt if one voter in ten
can just now as they read this name the fellows
that tliey voted tor tor state offices from gov
ernor down to university regents. There are
cicven names on the state ticket and two would
be sufficient. A move to shorten the ballot and
rngthen the state administrative staff would
bo a good thing.
' Well to Remember,, , V
The World-Herald tries to joke off the Bee's
reminder, in interpreting the re-election of Pres
ident Wilson, that "except for the electoral Votes
of the 'solid south,' chained to the democratic
party by the race issue and negro disfranchise
ment, the democratic showing would be pitiful
But this deplorable situation is altogether too
serious for levity. The continuance of a condi
tion in the south which permits a small oligarchy
to "deliver" a vest pocket vote in the electoral
college equal to more than half the number
necessary to choose a president is a denial of
popular government which looms up more omin
ously now than it has for msny years.
As an outspoken republican paper, the Chi
cago'Tribune declares, 'This preposterous wrong
against government by free opinion ought not
to be tolerated," and the New York World, which
is an equally staunch democratic organ, though
looking at it from a different angle, purposes at
the remedy the abolition of the electoral college
system and the substitution of presidential elec
tion by direct popular vote. The World evi
dently tees that it is only a question of time
when the southern states will either have to
give votes to citizens . now disfranchised or be
shorn of their disproportionate representation
in congress and in the electoral college. A popular-vote
presidential election would, it ia true, re
move these inequalities, but it would have to be
accompanied by assurance of a free and fair bal
lot in the south, the same as in the north, and
when that is vouchsafed there will be an end to
the "solid south."
Abolition of the electoral college, however,
it is well to remember, is not to be'attained in
a day or a year, but reduction of the southern
representation to correspond to the voting
strength should be the first item on the program
whenever the, republicans regain control, whether
at the next turn or after another wait.
- Chance for a Ten Strike.
The conttitutional amendment for the relief
of Brother Clarence Harman hat been bumped.
It would have been an indelible indictment of
the Intelligence of the cltitent of 'Nebraska were
it otherwise. , If Governor Morehead wants to
respond to the popular demand plainly expressed,
he will relieve the pay roll of Mr, Harman at
once. In fact, Governor Morehead should have
summarily dismissed hit "Poor" Food Commis
sioner t toon as it was shown that he wi mis
using til power of his office to force the people
doing business under his official surveillance to
procure signatures to his self-perpetuating amend
ment petition. If Governor Morehead wantt to
make a ten strike, he will strike out the name of
Harman from the official state houtt rotter
Neutral Rights and the Next War.
Brazil hat come forward with ( program look
ing to the protection of neutral rightt In the
future world wart. The plan, elaborated to its
least detail, haa been endorsed by the Brazilian
parliament, and it mow laid before the govern
mentt of neutral countries for consideration
Chiefly, it provides for a neutral league, to be
come automatically active in cat of aggrettion
on the part of any belligerent against neutral.
From protest the first' step is to cessation of
friendly relations with the offending power, and
then, if need be, hostilities. This eoursc does
not in any essential differ from present practice,
save that it unites all neutrals, and thus extends
ths operation of the boycott or the defensive
action determined upon, ,
Brazil has much the same cause for complaint
against the Allies as hat the United Stalest Great
Britain a embargo on coffee to the Scandinavian
countries and Holland has affected the growers
of ths great South American republic very seri
ously, Brazilian mails have been Interfered with,
and Brazilian ships, bound from New York to
home ports, have been Intercepted, sent to Mar
tinique and portions of the cargo, destined to
Brazilian consignees, have been removed. Such
acts are little short of piracy, but th: protests
from Brazil have brought no greater satisfaction
from London or Pari than have those from the
United States. ; . -'' 7 -
In the program outlined ; to tne United
States ths general subject is fully discussed and'
presented In form that is worthy of serious con
sideration. Determination, however, must wait
until such time at sj.ll the nations of the world
can be called into consultation. In the meantime
the neutrals apparently have the choice between
submission to international law as interpreted
by the belligerents or entering th war. Tempor
arily might is tubttituted for right on the high
teas.-:-.. .. 1, ."?' - ')..
' Vane MeCormick' Congratulations.
- Chairman Vane MeCormick of th democratic
national committee is illuminating the congrat
ulatory telegrams sent to his assistants through
out the country with some phrases that may not
bear more than casual inspection. For example,
jo Chairman Otto Langhorst of the Nebraska
state committee, Mr. MeCormick tenders the
"gratitude of a grateful nation." This is all
right as a bit of democratic hyperbole, but Mr.
MeCormick and Mr. Langhorst, as well, ought
to remember that the campaign is over, and that
th time for flapdoodle is past, The "grateful
nation" stuff will not shine so brightly when all
the vote is in, and it is realized that Mr. Wilson
is still the selection of minority of the voters.
With the aid of disfranchisement In the "solid
south," be may have a plurality over Mr. Hughes,
but the vote for Benson and Hanly will show
t decided deficit ss a majority president The
enthusiasm of the chairman should not lead him
to confound the democratic party with the people
of the United States. -
, Another Trio of Hsrottv
Kipling's three sailors who "euchered God
Almighty's tea" have been matched by th trio
who brought the tossed and battered tug Vigilant
safely into port, as told in th news columns.
Abandoned In mid-ocean by the captain and th
crew, who thought the tiny vessel doomed, th
second mate, the third engineer and a fireman
maneuvered the craft through fifty hours of a
fierce fight against wind and wave and landed
it lately. It waa a gallant bit of seamanship, for
which the men who wrought it will perhaps be
awarded th thanka of the owners, but they will
stand as types of the quality of manhood that
ahould prevail. It may be well to note the na
tionality of these men: One is a Scot, another an
Irishman and the third an American, a combine,
tion not rare but certainly hard to beat.
Isn't it about time for the north to consider
more definitely and practically the problem pre
sented by the "solid south"? a
In every . presidential election 132 electoral
votes, or nearly half the number to elect, are
predetermined. No matter who the"- candidate,
no matter what the issue, this block will be de
livered to the democratic ticket. The great re
gion of twelve states to which these vote are
assigned is impervious to all appeals, all issues.
It is not debatable ground. Outside of it the tide
of opinion is free. Great issues are presented to
the electorate, debated, and finally judged. Here,
east, north and west, there is the process of free
government, government by public opinion. In
the solid south there is no opinion. In 1865 the
election of 1916 was determined, as far as the
south is concerned, and so will be the election of
1920 and every election until conditions have been
We are not concerned to blame the southern
ers for this automatic partisanism. They have rev
sons which seem conclusive to them for it But
it is clear that if the policies and government
of the United States are to be directed by fair
discussion and free judgment, if, in short, the
United States is to be a republic in reality and
not a republic in the Mexican sense, we must con
sider what it means to have a perfectly dead
weight of 132 electoral votes cast unto the scale
of decision at every national election.
We ought to consider also that this block is
out of all proportion to its voting strength. These
132 votes do not represent free judgment on the
issues of the campaign, but, what is more, they
do not represent the same ratio to votes east at
the same election as an equivalent number from
For example, Alabama casts twelve votes in
the electoral college. Its population in 1915 was
2,301,277. In the election of 1912 its total vote
was 117,879. '
Minnesota casts the same number of votes in
the electoral college as Alabama. Its population
in 1915 was 2,246,761. In the election of 1912, its
total vote was 334,219.
The Alabama population of 2,300,000 contained,
according to the census "of 1910, over 900,000
negroes, That is the chief reason why the popu
lar vote of Alabama is on-third that of Min
nesota, ' - " ,
The situation in short is this: The negro does
not vote in the solid south, but his strength is
voted regularly for the democratic candidate in
the electoral college.
Thus we have in the south not only a voter
whose judgment is foreclosed, but also a voter
who csrrits something like three times as much
weight In the electoral college aa the voter in
the north, whose judgment is not predetermined.
This preposterous wrong against government
by free opinion ought not to be tolerated. We
are not arguing the justice or expediency of giv
ing the colored man the vote, or the wisdom of
permitting a provision of the national constitution
to be neither repealed nor respected. :
But we do contend that if the "negro vote is not
cast at the polls it should not be cast by the
southern whites in the electoral college.
- Representation in both the electoral college
and in the national congress should represent free
judgment end be in fair ratio to the voting popu
lation. The southern representation it a vicioua
anomaly which hat no place in a real democracy.
Direct Election of President
It seems to be open season for the busy lit
tl aubmarin alt th year found.
1,1 Haw York World '
The president of the United States ought to
b elected like a governor or a senator by the
voters themselves. The majprity should deter
mine regardless of state lines and regardless of
artificial devices- The electoral college haa been
an anachronism for a hundred years so far as any
independent political power is concerned. It
should be eliminated completely from the political
system of the country as a public evil and a public
One of the first duties of congress when It re
assembles is to take the necessary first steps to
ward an amendment of the constitution to substi
tute a direct vot of th people for the electoral
college in the election of a president of the United
States. Never again should it be possible for
a desperate partisanship to overrule in the elec
toral college the will of the people at the polls.
. Who Am I?
I am mora powerful than th combined
armies of the world.
I am more deadly than bullets, and I have
wrecked mor home than the mightiest of
1 steal In the United State alone over
130,00000 ach year.
I spare no time, and find my victims among
th rich and poor alike; the young and the
old; the strong and the weak; widows and or
phans know ma.
I massacre thousands upon thousands of
wag earners In a year.
I lurk in unseen places, and do most of my
work silently. You sr warned against me,
but you heea not '
I m relentless. I am everywhere; in the
horn, on th street, in th factory, at rail
road crossings and on in sea.
- I bring ticknett, degradation and death, and
yet few seek to avoid me.
I destroy, crush and maim; I give nothing,
but tak all
I am your worst nmy. ,:
I am Carelessneaa.
(Cooled tram a alga at the Keek Island Araenal )
Nebraska Press Comment
Thought Xugget for the Day.
Kind words, kind looks, kind acts
and warm handshakes these are
means of grace when men In trouble
are Bghting their unseen battlos.
1 v John Hall.
One Year Ago Today In the War.
Italians captured pass of Demaree.
Bulgarians took Krushevo and ad
vanced on Prllep.
Berlin reported th Busslans driven
back across the Styr after prolonged
Sixty persons In Verona, Italy, were
killed by bombs dropped by Austrian
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
Owing to the drifted condition of
the streets the street car company
was unable to run any cars. -
Mary Looks was given, possession of
the feather bed of her mother, elalmed
by the plaintiff stepfather.
The oourt house steps were so drift
ed with snow that Sheriff Coburn was
lifted into his office with a block and
tackle and then made a kick to the
commissioners, which resulted in a
partial cleaning up of the steps.
Tha clipping of ths horses of the
fire department haa Just been finished
by F. R. McKlnney.
Th office of W, N. Baboock, gen
eral agent of th Chicago ot North
western road, has recently been fur
nished with a magnificent photograph
of C. C. Merrill, general superintend
ent of the Chicago Northwestern
Th pips and chimney leading from
Elsasser's barber shop, under Colonel
Floyd's saloon on Fifteenth, became
clogged up and upon suggestion from
someone several grains of powder were
plaoed In the stove, In which there
was a Are at the time. The lid tf
the heater was blown off, Floyd's sa
loon and the rooms of the Canadian
American club above were filled with
elouds of smoke, suggesting a black
Jama H. Creighton died at his resi
dence, 17U Cass. II Is survived by
his widow, his brother, J. D. Creigh
ton; two slaters, Mrs. Martha Ittner
and Mrs. Catherine Maginn, and his
mother, Mrs. Phoebe Creighton. ;
. Hastings-Tribune: Since Nebraska voted for
state-wide prohibition it is now up to paragraph
ers to call attention to the operation that will be
performed upon this state when she has her
oooze cut our;
Fremont Tribune: It may be assumed that
th hot resolutions passed by the Omaha Minis
terial association upon the attitude of th Omaha
minister who furnished some personal liberty
dope for the use of the "prosperity" league are
sufficient to give him a taste of warm stuff this
side of the place where they specialize in it .
Tekamah Herald The next legislature should
make start towards building a new state house
at Lincoln. The present structure haa outlived
ita usefulness, it is a retic of the grasshopper
period. A levy of"! mill for a few years would
provide ample funds for the construction of an
edifice which would be a credit to Nebraska with
out anyone realizing that they had paid the extra
tax for a new capitol building. Make a move.
Fremont Tribune: The remarkable thing about
the prohibition situstion in Omaha is that the
wet vote was almost the same as it was twenty
six years ago, both being approximately 25,000.
In tne eleotion of 1690 the drys were givfn a
paltry 1,500 votes, while on Tqesdayythey rolled
up 13,705 for the amendment. It will thus be
seen how Omaha has been growing in grace and
sobriety, - . ,
Grand Island Independent: It is Interesting
to note that the Union Pacific, whose president
waa an ardent advocate of the re-election of
President Wilson, did not file its suit against the
enforcement of the Adamson law until the day
after the election. Another announcement that
might seem to be significant was the one with
reference to the intention, now, of the railroads,
to make big improvements. Probably this is in
tended aa a manifestation of how bitterly Wall
street opposed th election of Wilson, as we were
to black-typedly informed by partisan democratic
rgan dnrtnf th campaign r
This Day In History. ;
1805 Napoleon I. and the French
entered Vienna. -
1820 Anson Burlingame, who ne
goglated the Burlingame treaty be
tween the United States and China,
born at New Berlin, N. Y. Died at
St. Petersburg, Russia, February Hi,
1838 Charles Carroll of Carrollton,
the last surviving signer of the Dec
laration of Independenoe, died at Bal
timore. Born at Annapolis, Md., Sep
tember II, 1717.
1841 Earl of Blgln. from whom the
British government purchased the fa
mous "Elgin marbles," died in Paris.
Born in Scotland in 1777. -
1864 Atlanta burned and General
Sherman began his march to the sea.
1866 Dom Miguel, the exiled king
of Portugal, died In Baden. Born la
Lisbon October 16, 1S0J.
1188 Past uer institute, for th
treatment of hydrophobia- patients,
opened In Paris.
1891 A panle occurred on" the
Vienna bourse, caused by a reported
utterance of ths emperor, to tha effect
that tha European situation waa criti
cal, 1307 Protestant Episcopal eonven-tloa-at
New York condemned the re
moval of "In God We Trust" from the
new gold eoin.
1(01 General Jose Miguel Gomez,
the candidate of the liberal party,
was elected president of Cuba.
It 11 Cardinals Designate Farley
and Faleonlo sailed from New York
for Rome after a great farewell dem
This Day We Celebrate. '
Charles K. Weller is celebrating his
forty-third birthday today. He ia trav
eling agent for the Richardson Drug
Thomas J. Fltsmorris of the edi
torial staff of The Bee was born No
vember 14, 1ISI. He came to this
country from Ireland when he was I
years old and Is a printer by trade.
He has been with The Bee, with alight
Intermission, since April, 1178.
, Dr. William H. Mick was born No
vember 14, 1877, at Schuyler, Neb.
He Is a graduate of Creighton Medical
college and practiced In Denver before
locating In Omaha.
Charles Louis de Freyclnet, veteran
French statesman and academician,
born eighty-eight years ago today.
Count Johann Bernatorff, the Ger
man ambassador at Washington, born
In London fifty-four years ago today.
Charles Denby, former United
States consul general at Shanghai,
born at BvansvUle, Ind., Afty-flve
years ago today.
Lieutenant George Corn wallls-West
husband of th eelebrated actress, Mrs.
Patrick Campbell, born forty-two years
Robert S. Hlchens, author of 'The
Garden of Allah" and other well
known novels and plays, born in Kent
England, fifty-two years ago today.
Leo H Baekeland, noted chemist
and member of tha naval advisory
board, born In Ghent Belgium, fifty
three years ago today.
Dr. Jenkln Lloyd Jones, noted Chi
cago clergyman and author, born In
South Wales neventy-thrae years ago
Dr. Robert X. BlackwelU president
of Randolph-Maeon college, born at
Warrenton, Va., sixty-two years ago
Bishop Luther B. Wilson of the
Methodist Episcopal church, born in'
Baltimore sixty years ago today.
James E. Meredith, noted runner,
member of the American athletic team
now In Europe, born at Chester
Heights, Fa., twenty-four years ago
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
The National Grange, Patrons of
Husbandry, is to begin Its semi-centennial
convention today at Washing
ton, D. C
All the butter-producing sections of
the oountry are expected to be repre
sented at the annual convention of
the National Association of Butter
makers, opening today at Mlnneapolia
Storyette of the Day.
A young woman who thought she
was losing her husband's affection
went to a seventh daughter of a sev
enth daughter for a love powder. The
mystery woman told, her:
"Get a raw piece of beef, cut flat
about an Inch thick. Slice an onion
In two and rub the meat on both sides
with it. Put on pepper and salt and
toast it on each side over a red coal
fire. Drop on it three lumps of but
ter and sprigs of parsley and get him
to at tt"
The young wife did so, and her
husband loved her ever after.
Regrets and Surprise.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 13. To the
Editor of The Bee: Now that the
voters of Nebraska have chosen the
men they1 wish ,to conduct the affairs
of state government, as a commercial
traveler I wish to express my opinion
and surprise that the voters of thtB
great state saw nt to elect anotner
man to fill the office of railroad com
Henry T. Clarke has filled the of
fice In a creditable manner that has
brought results in real public service,
his work having secured equitable
rates at all times to the consumer of
public service, and I might add not
enjoyed by close adjoining slates. .
The splendid efficiency at this time
speaks (or the wisdom ot creating tne
railroad commission a few years ago,
now a most valuable and important
department of state government.
Mr. Clarke Is a recognized author
ity on "ratings" and public service
utilities, and his able arguments be
fore the Interstate Commerce commis
sion brought favorable comment not
only In Nebraska, but the several
states where unjust rates were up for
consideration. Mr. Clarke deserved an
endorsement from every Nebraskan at
the polls and his defeat at this time
Is nothing short of a shame and a
Nebraska has lost the service of a
most capable and an efficient (public
servant A man big enough to fill the
position. It is to be regretted there
were not enough good thinking voters
who placed real public service above
politics. FRED W. HAWKEN,
Ex-State Secretary United Com
mercial Travelers of Nebraska.
Ex-State Chairman Railroad Com-
Plight of the Wageworker. .'
St Mary, Neb Nov. 13. To' the
Editor of The Bee: Whereas the elec
tion Is over and apparently decided
and the problem of the high cost ot
living has been settled, we can all re
turn to the normal condition of busi
ness. Ths people have settled the po
litical question, and that world's most
noted divine, Henry Ward Beecher,
has tried to settle the living question.
The Rev. Mr, Beecher preached to the
wealthiest congregation In the United
States, if not in the world. He said:
"Is not 1 a day enough to bus1 bread?
Water costs nothing and a man who
cannot live on bread Is not fit to live,
A family may live, laugh, love and be
happy that eats bread in the morning,
with good water, and water and good
bread at noon and water and bread at
night" t I
Henry Ward Beecher has beoome a
eold-blooded artlstocrat, an ally of the
money power. But Is It not a fact
that It will require a dollar a day to
clothe a family of five and pay house
rent? So that a laboring man will
And he will not be able to live on
bread and water, but must live on
Now, my laboring friend, let us see
how the New York World pities you.
Ths New York World is a leading
democ ratio paper. Read the follow
ing extract from that paper: "The
American laborer must make up his
mind henceforth not to be so much
better off than the European laborer.
Men must be content to work for less
wagea Jn this way th wortclngman
will be nearer to that station In life
to .which it haa pleased God to call
Her is one of the leading and most
powerful democratic Journals in the
United States telling the laboring peo
ple that they must be reduced to a
level with the laborers of Europe, that
they must work for less wages, that
that is what God Intended for them
when he created them. In other words,
that they are fit for nothing else but
slavea This, my laboring friend, was
set before you in bold print and how
you expect to get relief is a mystery
to me. You swallowed It all at the
'The emancipation of the laboring
elaas must be the work of the labor
ing class. In contrast to which all
other classes are only a reactionary
mass." (Encyclopedia Brlttanlca.)
. EDITORIAL SIFTINOS.
Springfield Republican : Norwegian Inter
esta are to operate a new steamship service
between New York and Bratlllan porta. Four
aaasala have been assigned to tha Una, and
operationa are to begin October S. There
ought to be plenty of profit in helping to
develop larger trade relation! between tha
two eountriao, and foreign investors aea this.
Philadelphia Ledger: Tha United States
pends millions annually on Hi agricultural
department, but is alwara just "going to find
ut" what ia tha natter with high food
prices and the eost of eggs and milk. Well,
after all those reara of incessant collection
ot facts, isn't there any one who can read
the riddle of the statistics?
New York World: Of M.OOt easel In
Pennsylvania Involving workmen's aompensa.
tlon. only tleren were taken to the eourta
for Snal settlement. This must represent
nearlr a record perxormanee In tha harmoni
ous working of a new law. As s substitute
for tha old procsss of damage suits for in
juria! It has tha further merit of averting
litigation and relieving tha eourta of con
get tion. -
Chicago Port: The price ef pearl buttons
may ha advanced from 00 to 100 per cent.
Such la tha edict of tha manufacturer!' who
met recently in New York. ,Nol you are
wrong. Tha war la not tha cause. Pearl
buttons are made from mussel shall!. The
Mississippi la -the chief eource of raw ma
terial. A protracted stage ot high water has
made tha harvesting of mussels a difficult
and costly, if not Impossible, process. Well,
let tha price go up. It at least will add no
new anxiety to furnishing the breakfast table.
New York World: Life Insurance com
panies in tha United Statae and Canada, according-
to tha Insurance Press, paid out dur
ing IBIS 1451,100.000 in death claims and
$282,400,000 in saving! from premiums, sur.
render values and annuitiee a total of 1788,.
700,000, or S47,000,OOOf more than in tha
year before, glgnifleant of a greater hnsi
aesa prosperity la tha fact that the demand
for loans on policies decreased. These com
panies now have In force 42,410,000 policies
tarrying $2t,TIS,O00,OOO of insurance, but
thie gives no certain idea of tha number in
sured. Most of them carry eeverai policies,
and ana of thasa who died last rear had In
surance to the amount of tl,S2S,000.
"Didn't you promlis never to do it
again 7" aternlj' demanded the parent,.
"And I eatd I'd whip you If you did. didn't
'Tea, dad, but aa I didn't keep my prom
Iia I won't bold you to youra." New York
Time. ' . t
Farmer Hayrick yiighty wet rain, hain't
fiqutre Grouch Ever hear of rain that
wasn't wet, you Idiot?
Farmer Hayrick In, t- did. Accord in
to Scriptur, It onoa rained fire and brim
stun, by goahl Boa ton Transcript.
0 WHO Wttfk W EMfcflfr
STORES MAr QOQt MIJES ? j
Vfes. sur new cm ru m wmow
teffmfi-T WONT COST $0
WW WUEtt YOU AR CAUIHS
"Tea, air, I fall over the aide of the ahlp
and a ehark ' came along and grabbed
mw by the leg.'
. "Good gracioual And what did you do?"
"Let Mm 'ava the leg o', courae. I never
arguea with ahark."-Paaalng Show.
"Ia your candidate (or congress In favor
of preparedness ?"
"Sure, Ho la a real mlnuteman. He'a
prepared to ta(c any aide of any issue at
any ume. -i.io.
OBLIGATIONS OF FRIENDSHIP.
Detroit Free Press.
You ought to ba fine for tha sake ef the
Who think you are" fine.
Jf other have faith In you doubly you're
To Kick to the line.
It's not only on you that dishonor descends;
Tou can't hurt yourself without hurting your
Tou ought to be true for the aaka of ths
Who believe you ara true.
Tou never should stoop to a daed that your
Think you wouldn't do, -If
you're false to yourself, be tha blemish
Tou have injured your friends; you've been
. falsa to them all.
For frlsndsrhlp, my boy, ta a bond between
That Is founded on truth; .
It believes in the beat of the ones that It
Whether old m&n or vnnth - - -
And the stern rule Jt lays down for me and
Ia to be what our friends think we are
through and through.
t lit 11 elllVIIlg 111 IT OlCl
IBy M. Micat, M. u.)
The general conclusions of the lat
est medical scientists proves that
drinking of plenty of pure water both,
between mealt and with one's meals
is beneficial to health. It haa atari.
been proven by means of the X-rays
and actual tests upon many healthy
young men that drinking of water
with meals is not harmful to digestion.
1 hose suffering from a catarrhal con
dition ef the stomach will tind bene
fit in adding about 10 grains (one-sixth
of a level teaspoonful) of baking-soda
to a pint ot hot water, drinking it a
half hour before each meat. Such as
are inclined to hyper-acidity should
drink a pint ot medium cold water
two hours after meals. If . you ever
suffer from headache, lumbago, rheu
matism -or any of the symptoms of
kidney trouble such as deep colored
urine, sediment in urine, getting out
of bed at night frequently and other
troublesome effects, take a "pint of
hot water and a little Anuric before
meals. These Anuric tablets can be
obtained at almost any drug store and
were first discovered by Dr. Fierce.
American.. men and women, muit
guard constantly against, kidney
trouble, because we eat too much and
an our tpoa is ncn. uur mooa is
filled with uric acid which the kid
neys strive to filter out. they weaken
from overwork, become sluggish; the
eliminative tissues clog and tne result
is kidney trouble, bladder weakness
and often the poison reaches the tis
sues, causing rheumatism and gout, .
When your kidneys feel like lumps
of lead, when your back hurts or the
urine is cloudy, full of sediment, or
you are obliged to seek relief two
or three times during the night, when;
you suffer with sick headache or diz
zv. nervous spells, acid stomach, or
yuu iiavo nicuiuauoiu wucn uic wmwi- .
er is bad, ask your druggist tor
Anuric. 1 have found in practice that
Anuric is more potent than llthis and
in most cases it will dissolve the uric
acid as hot water does sugar. Adv.
V The Tone
- The) Action
It costs more, yet cheaper
Providing you invest for
Posterity. . ,
Uprights, $600 Up. 1
Grands, $900 Up.
Cash or Convenient Terms.
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1513 Douglas St
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