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fHK OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 31, 1916,
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE
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Happy New Year!
KiiiR out the Old! Ring in the- New!
In t lie Kourfh Nebraska: Welrtmic home
Health, prosperity and happiness to all who
strive for them throughout the year.
General Carranza boldly drives through 800
words to show his skill in dodging "yes" and
A long pull, a strong pull and a pull all to
gether, will start a new Union depot heading for
Omaha during the coming year.
I he stream of foreign gold continues flowing
into Uncle Sam's coffers. This is ontjof the few
"yellow streaks" that commands general respect.
One still dubious thing about this present
peace talk is the fact that Henry Ford's name has
not yet been prominently connected with it.
One thousand miles of new road constitute the
railroad building record for 1916. The coun
try's store of available scenic routes is about
Crude oil is taking its annual spin on the price
escalator and gasoline hops along merrily. The
teamwork of father and offspring spells efficiency
with a big E.
Owing to the abundance and hardness of the
ice crop and favorable harvesting weather, the
dealers hope to contribute their mite to the high
cost of living next summer.
Omaha's 1916 death roll it an ominous list.
It is a reminder that the pioneers who laid the
foundations of the city are fast passing from the
scene of their glorious activities.
Welcome the diplomatic muzzle. The previous
"leaks" and subsequent "breaks" surrounding the
administration's peace note gives the glad hand
to silence as a "poultice for the blows of sound."
The famous Adamson law has not yet raised
the trainmen'i pay, but it helped put Woodrow
Wilson back in the White House for four years
more which was really its main purpose all the
A moderate degree of harmony runs through
the peace notes of neutral nations. The main
obstacle to a greater volume of sweet sounds is
the disposition of the principal soloists to con
tinue shooting up the house.
The secretary of a local organization, desiring
to communicate with the members of the legisla
tive delegation from this county, was unable to
find their addresses in either telephone book or
city directory. But the people rule just the same.
A special Massachusetts commission advises
the governor that no good reason exists for
extraordinary advances in the price of coal. Evi
dently the commission overlooked the essential
reason the old reliable standby: "We need the
Our amiable democratic contemporary keeps
hammering Mr. Hughes because, having returned
to private law practice, he has several substantial
fees in prospect. Why continue knocking after
the election is over? Are the democrats afraid
Mr. Hughes may again be a candidate for sonic
Hustling for business continues a proper exer
cise of legal talent in Nebraska. The State Har
association vote underscores the point. The idea
of sitting around an office looking wise and wait
ing, Micawber-like, for something to turn up, may
become elders, but for energetic youth action
alone staves off ossification.
Corn Bread and Mixed Flour.
Removal of the tax from mixed flour, for the
purpose of letting down the price on wheat flour,
may not hit the mark. Mixing corn meal with
wheat flour is much like stirring milk and but
ter together it increase the bulk, but does not
improve the quality. What the present day gen
eration needs more in this regard is education
in the delights of corn bread. When corn is
properly presented in the form of golden pone,
steaming hot and filling the air with its enticing
aroma, its appeal is irresistible. This is not the
only form in which corn is palatable; as hominy,
in griddle cakes, in fritters, stewed or parched,
or cooked in any one of a myriad of ways, corn
is delicious and healthful. Unfortunately, the
jublic doesn't understand this. The man who will
enthusiastically munch the tender roasting ear
on a hot summer day for some unaccounable rea
son shies at the riper corn. It is not a coarse
food, intended only for the consumption of the
poverty stricken, but a dish fit for a king, and
if more generally used would help to solve the
bread problem in America,
Omaha Looking Ahead.
Omaha h;i dosed the books for 1 0 1 r and is
well pleased with the showing Elsewhere in
The Hee this morning arc printed figures that
eloquently tell of the material progress the city
has made within the twelve-month period just
ended. It is a record of growth in which all will
have pride. In no activity of city life did Omaha
l.iK. while in some the onward sweep was magni
ficent In building, banking, manufacturing, job
inng. retailing, shipping, splendid totals are
show ii. each at) increase over that tor 1915, and
therefore gratifyiiiK lo contemplate. In its social
liir .iNo ihc iity has advanced, and for reasons
tlwii .ire enumerated elsewhere with equal care and
'U-iiMirr Ornalu is a better place to live today
liian it was a year ago. Intellectually and spiritu
ally the citizens have gone ahead just as they
have in material prosperity.
But Omaha is looking ahead today to greater
growth and larger achievement. What has been
done wilt be recorded with pride, but onr
people have confidence and courage and a more
united citizenship faces a future of limitless pos
sibilities. Extension of solidly established enter
prises already announced are sufficient to justify
an enthusiastic forecast for the year just at hand,
and others are present with well matured plans.
just awaiting announcement. All of these promise
another year ol busy days for Omaha. Many
projci!-, of immense importance to the city
have been discussed, but have not yet been
brought beyond the stage of possibility. These
need not be here recounted, but they must not
be allowed to lag.
It is "eyes front" and "forward, march!" for
To the Fourth Nebraska Regiment.
T he Bee welcomes the soldiers of the Fourth
Nebraska regiment home from the Texas camp,
and bespeaks for the members of that organiza
tion the fullest consideration These young men
have creditably represented the state in the most
urgent business of citizenship, the defense of the
country. It was not for them to ask why
they were mustered in. They were not called
upon to do battle, but that is not essential; they
went out when the president of the United States
called for them, and no one knew what the issue
would be. Their loyalty and devotion is un
challenged, while their behavior under the irk
some routine of camp has been that of men who
are to be trusted. This record can well be blaz
oned alongside that of other regiments of Ne
braska soldiers who won fame in active service,
for in every test the quality of these men has
proven worthy. The Dee commends them as
examples of what the state holds as ideal in its
manhood and all Nebraska exclaim, "Soldiers,
you are welcome home."
What'f the Matter With the Lawyers?
The sharp controversy of our friends of the
bar over the proposed "anti-shyster" law shows
that the lawyers, themselves, are still in dire dis
agreement as to what is "unprofessional" and to
what extent misconduct should be disciplined and
The truth is, however, that the lawyers confuse
offenses against their false code of ethics and
offenses that violate the integrity of coarts and
court processes. No one can defend the holdup
and shakedown practices of crooked lawyers that
bring the whole profession into disgrace, but
when it comes to alleged unprofessional methods
of business-getting, there is room for divergence
of opinion. So far as the layman ran see, no
good reason exists why a lawyer should not bring
his services to the attention of those who may
want to use them, providing he does it in a
legitimate way. The obsolete code of ethics that
prohibits lawyers from advertising has no justifi
cation or excuse in this modern day, in which
proper publicity is the foundation stone of busi
ness success, although limitations may be neces
sary to repress ambulance-chasing, contingent-fee
splitting and secret "dhries" in the nature of
bribes. Efforts "to get business" are not intrin
sically reprehensible in law any more than in
other vocations, only there are good ways and
bad ways of doing it unobjectionable ways and
semi-criminal ways. The test of unprofessional
conduct or legal malpractice should be not an
outworn tradition, but the moral obloquy and cor
rupting character of the act itself, and this is
not difficult to distignish in actual cases.
Let us repeat again that in Nebraska, at any
rate, it is not lack of a law prescribing penalties
that is responsible for letting crooked lawyers
flourish with hTjponity, but lack of backbone
among the reputable lawyers (and the reputable
lawyers constitute the vast majority) to go after
the crooks and drive them out of the profession
as they deserve.
Divorce and Its Causes.
Judge Day has just furnished an interesting
analysis of his inquiry into the causes that led
to 281 suits in which he granted divorce decrees
within a year. His showing may occasion some
revision of opinion as to why married couples
ask the courts to dissolve the bonds that unite
them, h irst of all, the judge's examination of the
records and testimony in the cases he heard es
tablishes the fact that divorce is ascribable to
no one reason. So many differing circumstances
contribute to cause the dissatisfaction that ter
minates in divorce that the closest of students
are baffled when they seek to, lay down any
Among the contributing causes in the present
survey arc enumerated the well recognized ele
ments of cruelty, infidelity and failure to support.
These are subdivided into a variety of factors,
all of which depend in the final issue on the
behavior of husband or wife. Any or all could
be removed were the offending party to realize
obligations ignored in pursuit of selfish designs.
This much is made plain by Judge Day's analysis.
He places at the head of his list of factors in
divorce that of age, which suggests that too many
of the shipwrecked ventures on the matrimonial
sea are launched too early. The young persons
do not understand what they are undertaking, nor
have they the experience that would ordinarily
enable wiser folks to avoid the rocks on which
their hopes are wrecked.
It is comforting in some degree to note that
of the 281 cases considered, only fifteen divorces
were granted on account of drunkenness and
twenty-seven on account of infidelity. This is
significant, because of the care of lawyers to draw
pleadings so as to be certain of winning, and it
may be well believed that, whatever else was
alleged, no opportunity was lost to set up one or
the other of these absolute causes.
It is also encouraging to reflect that Hymen
still ties many knots that hold "until death do us
By Vletar Roaewater
HOW NEW YEAR'S customs change! Now
almost all of the celebration comes on New
Year's eve and centers about the hotels, restau
rants and dance halls, where boisterous parties
gather and signalize the turning of the calendar
leaf with merriment and dissipation. To have
New Year's eve fall on a Sunday night and put
the revelers up against Sabbath obstacles and
inconveniences is really unfortunate, but appar
ently only stimulates extra effort to make the
most of the occasion.
In the earlier days of Omaha the New Year's
observance was more staid, though perhaps
no less fraught with danger for "the morning
after." The custom was general of holding New
Year's receptions in the different houses with
groups of women, socially intimate, clubbing to
gether to entertain their friends at the home of
one of them. Likewise the callers, especially if
they "hired a hack." made their rounds in com
panies oi twos ant! threes and fours and some
times economized on calling cards by printing the
names of all them on one piece of card board, of
which I hate seen some interesting specimens
preserved. Even those who did not "receive"
used to hang fancy baskets on the door knobs,
in which the callers deposited their cards without
entering, and I well remember, as a boy, making
frequent sorties from the back door to the front
to see how many cards had been accumulated and
lo inspect lllem
An rdea of what a New Year's day was in
Omaha long before the New Year's celebration
began to In- commercialized, as it is today, may
be gathered from this excerpt from my father's
diary fwliiih 1 have quoted once or twite in
this column in other connections) it being his
memorandum of his first New Year's in Omaha,
whither he had come from the War department
Thonjfht XutTffet ror the Day.
This narrow isthmus 'twist two
bound less ee.au.
The Past, the Future two eternities.
Onr Year Ar Today In the War.
Grefw protista to allies on arrest
of irt'ntr.il powers' consul -at Saloniki.
AuHtrian note on Ancona affair
yielded to nearly all the American
Turks in Mesopotamia asked arm
istice from British to bury dead and
A UKtro-Gern.au troops shifted from
aS'aloniki front to meet heavy pressure
of Russian advance in Bukowina.
AROUND THE CITIES.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ajro.
Mr. and Mrs. Franko entertained
rtifmbers of the Mansfield combina
tion at a lum-heon following an ex
cellent musical porformance.
A sled en route down Dodfre street
collided with a horseback rider,
knocking the horse down and nearly
at Washington three months before to take a
position as chief operator in the telegraph office:
"Friday, January 1, ! Ko4 : Cold last night.
Very severe but wind laid and today clear and
cold, about 15 below zero. Worked in office
until noon. After dinner went up to Creigh
ton's calling on Mrs. Creighton and Miss
Warchams. McShane and John Creighton also
there. Thev had the table splendidly set and
well supplied with cottee, turkey, pastry, nuts,
etc. From there went to Governor Saunders'
and found him in bedroom sitting on a chair
confined with broken ankle. There was only
his little boy to tend visitors, of whom quite
a number came. From there we went to Mrs.
Cuming's, who has. a fine house on Capitol Hill.
Introduced to her and a Mrs. Hamilton. Took
glass of eggnog and enjoyed pleasant talk.
Went to Hibbard's. He has a nice little house
well furnished. Among his pictures is a like
ness of Brigham Young who seems light
haired, full-faced man with red whiskers.
Served some sparkling Catawba. Went to
office and played several games of chess with
Watching the workmen tearing down the old
TQden houses on Douglas to make way for the
new telephone building, I see the destruction of
some more of the landmarks in the central section
of the city that are so fast disappearing. These
houses were, built in the very early eighties and
for the time were quite pretentious, particularly
as the owner expected to live in one and rent the
others. The dwelling were originally erected on
a much higher elevation, being left up in the air
when Douglas street was graded and subse
quently lowered to the present street level The
first occupants of the middle house were the fam
ily of Henry M. James, then our superintendent
of schools, who came here from Cleveland, and
their home was the center of no little social
Talking with Will Pixley, who, by the way,
started out as office boy for The Bee and is now
general auditor for the telephone company,
about the selection of that particnlar site, he
said it would cost the company $25,000 for every
block of distance that it moved from its ptfsent
location. And that is easily understandable when
you realize that the telephone system constitutes
the arteries of the body municipal, converging in
a center, which corresponds to the heart, all the
conduits and all the thousands of wires in the
conduits that serve the down town district, not
only leading to the telephone building, but are in
the nature of a permanent construction which is
costly to dislocate. Some few years ago we had
a plan to tunnel the alley back of The Bee build
ing to connect with our annex, but found the way
was impeded by the ducts for all the wire services
in the city. The telephone cables alone are en
cased in a piece of concrete masonry there about
three feet wide and over five feet high and the
figures on cutting the wires and resplicing them
totaled $5,000, which 1 am told in the present
state of high cost of copper and increased labor
charges would be nearer to $10,000. So I am not
surprised at the assertion that it would cost the
telephone company $25,000 for every block it
might move away from its Eighteenth and Dong
People and Events
The Sunday taUcrnai lc in New York Citv will
cover almost a block and a half and cost $0,0(K).
Back in Glencarbon, III,, three bachelors con
sented to being rallied off at a Christmas dance,
but got cold feet at the eleventh hour and fled.
They saw the girls first.
Janczi Kigo, the cast-off husband of the late
Princess Clnmay, nee Clara Ward of Detroit, is
circulating around New York shedding briny
tears over the death of his former mate. Rigo
believes he is entitled to a slice of the princess'
$.S00,(HM- estate and his grief is likely to strike in
unles he connects with the, pile.
Dr. Charles F. Aked, the imported Rockefeller
preacher who cut quite a xwath from New York
to San p'raticisco and later in the Ford peace
party, is back at h(.s old haunts in Liverpool,
looking for a job. A suggestion that the spiritual
doctor be invited back to his old pulpit resulted
in a unanimous vote of confidence in the present
James J. O'Kelly, M. P., from Roscommon.
Ireland, is dead at 71. War correspondent, world
rover and fighting man, he saw experiences with
Kitchener in the Soodan, fought in the Franco
Prussian war, went through the siege of Paris,
and'reported the revolution in Cuba in 18-7. In
later years he battled for home rule in Parlia-'
ment, bnt death denied fulfillment of his hopes.
Science and war are doing wonderful team
work these days. American mules at the front
frequently upset military strategy by braying at
inconvenient times. Science stepped in and cut
out the bray. F.qually alive to opportunity is
the Philadelphia scientist, who offers mankind a
mineral soup "fully as nutritions as beet extract."
The ingredients consist of sodium phosphate,
calcium carbonate, ammonium sulphate and a
sprinkling of sugar and yeast. Dieting squads
may obtain samples of synthetic soup free of
mashinp the young life out of one of
the coastrTs, but as the little fellow's
slfd was not hurt he made no cam-
Miss Florence French entertained a
party of youn folks at her residence,
Twenty-third ond Burt. Among those
present were Mioses Mollie and Sue
lmn, Kufsell. Woodman, Wilson,
Lyons, McClain, Moore, Le Clair, Aus
tin, Wilkins. Mesars. Craig, Fisher.
Milligan, Hicks, Crandall, Sherman,
Kendrick, Kathhun and King.
Charles R. Turney, for twenty years
general foreman of Simpson s Car
riage works, resigned and was pre
sented by his fellow employes with an
elegant ncalskin cap and gloves.
The City National bank recently
removed from Marshall town. and
with iv Ij. Lyon as president and A. A.
A I Fad d -n as secretary has opened
lor business in the Kedick block.
Charles H. Biendorff and B. A.
Fowler have formed a partnership as
an architectural firm.
All the United States officials at this
point, including Judge Dundy, Messrs.
Elmer and Albin Frank, Marshal
Bierbower, Deputy Marshal Allen,
District Attorney Lambertson and his
assistant, Mr, Bartlett, have left for
Lincoln to open the January term of
court at that place.
This Day in History.
1720 Charles Edward Stuart, who
was known as the young pretender,
born. Died in Rome January 81, 1788,
1 7 7 ! General Montgomery killed
while leading an unsuccessful attach
of the Americans on Quebec.
IS 14 Jules Simon, celebrated
French statesman and savant, born.
Died June 8, 1896.
1 851 Louis Kossuth, the famous
Hungarian patriot, visited Washing
ton. D. C.
1 8 5 2 Em peror Francis Joseph of
Austria revoked the constitution of
18 66 The opening of the first
steamship line between the United
States and China was celebrated with
a great dinner in San Francisco.
1879 George S. Houston, governor
of Alabama and representative In con
gress, died at Athens, Ala Born in
Tennessee, January 17, 1811.
1882 Leon Gambetta, ex-dkrtator
of France, died. Born April a, 1838,
1889 Horatio Allen, a famous civil
engineer, who ran the first locomotive
In the United States, died at Montrose,
N. J. Born at Schnectady, N. Y., in
1894 Amelia Bloomer, female
dress reformer, died at Council Bluffs,
la. Born at Homer, N. Y., May 37,
The. Day We Celebrate,
Dr. Charles II. Newell arrtved jnst
thirty-four years ago in time to see
the old year out He made his ad
vent in Omaha where he is now a
George T. Morton of the real estate
firm of Harrison & Morton, is 39 years
old. He is a native son of Omaha,
educated in the public schools and the
University of Nebraska He has been
a member of his present firm ever
Harry S. New, United States senator-elect
from Indiana, born at In
dianapolis, fifty-eight years ago today.
Major General Tasker H. Bliss, one
of the commanders of the United
States forces on the Mexican border,
born at Lewishurg, Pa, sixty-three
years ago today.
Oapt&tn Frederick Courtney Selotis,
author and big game hunter, recently
honored by England for distinguished
services fn the war. born in London,
sixty-five years ago today.
Howard Barry, University of Penn
sylvania foot ball star and all around
amateur athletic champion of the
world, born in Philadelphia twenty
one years ago today.
Frederick L Beebe. pitcher of the
Cleveland American league base ball
team, born at Lincoln, Neb., thirty-six
years ago today.
Robert M. Byrne, infletder of the
Philadelphia National league base hall
team, born in St. Louis thirty-one
years ago today.
Albert E. Sleeper, who is soon to
take office, as governor of Michigan,
born in Vermont, fifty-four years ago
Some 1917 Centennaries.
Frederick T. Frelinirhusen. one of
the founders of the republican party,
United States senator from New Jer
sey and secretary of state in the cab
inet of President Arthur, horn at
Millstone. X. J.. August t. 1817: died
at Newark, May L'O. USr.
General John N. Palmer, union civil
war commander, governor of Illinois,
United States senator and candidate
of the "gold democrats" for president
in 18!tl. born in Scott county, Ken
tucky, September 1 1 K 1 7 ; died at
Springfield, III.. September 2S. 1900.
Emily Judson. one of the first Amer
ican women to go to foreign lands us
a missionary. :ind also distinguished
for her literary work under the pen
name of 'Fanny Forrester," born in
Madison county. New York, August
J2. 1S17: filed at Hamilton. N. V.,
June 1, 1SF.4.
Frederick Douglass, orator and re
former, and one of the tirst negroes in
the United States to hold public office,
being appointed by President Hayes as
United States minister to Haiti, born
near Easton, Md.. about February.
1817; died in Washington, D, C. Feb
ruary 20, 1X95.
Storyetto of the Duy.
A good story is being told of a re
ply given by a student to a question
set in an examination paper:
"If twenty men reap a field in eight
hours." run the question, "how long
will It take fifteen men to reap the
The student thought long and care
fully before putting down the answer,
and when he handed in his paper
this is what the examiner read:
The field having already been
reaped by the twenty men. could not
be reaped by the fifteen. London
Mare than on-tifth of the entire popula
tion of Gloucester, Masm is actively eo
rared to flu hint" work.
A snow storm which dropped three inches
of the beautiful in Minneapolis palled 15,000
out of the city treasury for the cleanup.
Boston is pleased. Investigators told the
old town that there is no reason for $12
coal there. Still the dealers are getting
St. Joe put od all the welfare board airs
during the year, spent an appropriation of
S20.DO0 and greet the new year with a
deBcit of $2,782.
Labor organisations in Kansas City, Mo.,
view with suspicion the proposed city msn
arer plan and threaten to ose the hammer
before being shown.
Minneapolis notes as a novel coincident
that as soon as the grand jury began
searching for the combination which boosted
milk prices, milk dropped from 9 to 8 cents
As a Christmas gift to Los Angeles county
General Harrison Gray Otis deeded his
home, "The Bivouac," to the public for ose
as an art gallery. The gift is vaned at
Sioux City proposes to scrap horse-drawn
street fluahers and substitute motor fJushertu
It is explained that the latter cam cover a
block of paving in eight minutes as against
nineteen by the horse vehicle.
The Natural History museum of New York
City has been enriched by the first com
plete skeleton of a homed dinosaur ever
found and assembled. It was unearthed two
years ago in the province of Alberta, Can
ada, and is said to be 8,000,000 years old.
The Christmas soz of St. Louis bulged
nicely. David R. Francis, ambassador to
Austria, put in a deed to sixty acres of land
for a public park ; G. A. Buder donated
a lot for a community hooae, and August
A. Bnseh contributed three Pickering hogs
to the Forest park zoo.
Hirst Otrl So you m-U Mr. Blank, tM
famou wrUfr. at the reception. What do
you think or him?
Second Girl .Not much. Mm clothes r
outte oJd-fsLshionfii. and I unrtiTstnotl that
he was celebrated for his style. Boston
"DearwJt. I ordered to be sent home to
day a most beautiful hat for only $30. It's
a pel-Tool lover
"Mv darltnr vmir Irwn will ha nrnnut "
He,re's a reason given why Germany Is
not so murb affected by the blockade!"
"What In it?"
"The chemists provide the people with
sympathetic foods" Baltimore American.
X tOUMD OUT k CERttVM MAsl
iALUNwON Mi H, 9WUtR-5H0UU
I UUfJC HIM?
HO -WiT HE lUmttNC; OF
PEOBABtV REFORM 1
ACTIVITIES OF WOMEN.
Women now hold all the Rranieip&I offices !
tn Umatilla, Ore.
A bill is before congress to make women !
eligible as rural mail carriers. '
For the first time in its history the Texas I
School Teachers association has chosen a '
Miss Turka Hawks is the first graduate j
woman blacksmith on record, having re
ceived Iter diploma recently from Iowa State
Mrs. Robert Brmrham, who was the wid-1
,ow of Henry M. Flagler, has been elected
vice president of the Florida East Coast
Railway company. !
Two hundred and forty-three young wom
en students at tbe University of Kansas
are earning at least part of their way
One of North Dakota's moat successful
raisers of live stock is Mrs. Clark W. Kel
ley, who Is tbe owner and active manager
ol a 160-aere stock farm near Devil's Lake.
A bronze bust of Sarah Bernhardt in
"Ruy Bias," by Samuel Kitson, Is to be
presented to the famous French actress by
a group of her admirers in memory of her
farewell visit to America.
Mrs. Harry Duryea of New York has re
ceived a gold medal from President Poin
care In recognition of her services during
the last two years as bead of an American
aid committee for war victims.
Miss Caroline Clapp, daughter of a Kan
sas millionaire and herself a society leader,
is working in her father's bank as an office
girl with the intention of devoting the money
she earns to charity.
The German empress has ordered that all
dispensable articles of gold in the court
treasury not possessing historic or artistic
value shall be given to the collections of
gold articles organized for the purpose of
increasing Germany's monetary cold supply.
Talking about the food shortaga, what
do you think our cook said this rooming?"
"My wife made her mm! by teUing her
the rolls were huavy and ("he nald we would
want bread before nh would knead it."
"Blank's wife fines blm a dollar for every
hour he stays away from ftpine after office
hours. I wonder why he stands for IL"
than paying alimony.' Boston Transcript,
A professor says we need sorni new de
scriptive word a, at least, something to tit
the- subject matter.
"She offered to make him a pis In a
peachy voice. ''
"He replied in crusty tonee." Loolsvfije
"T hadn't been Biz months tn thai place
before I was robbed.1
"1 hadn't been a day here before I waa
"Not exactly; by my mrrse.' Judgre.
"I want to get my storage battery
"Very weD, rnadame. It will cost you
"I want that charged, too-' Chicago
NEW YEAR'S EVE.
Copper mines in the trpper peninsula of
Michigan employ 25,000 men.
England's moat noted institution for the
higher education of women is Girton college,
which will soon complete its first half -century.
A total of nearly 800,000,000 publications
all languages has been issued by the
American Tract society since its organisa
tion in 1825.
Rideau hall, the official residence of the
governor general of Canada, was bnilt in
1838 as tbe home of Thomas McKay, a
wealthy Scotch contractor.
The earliest attempt at sewing by ma
chinery of which there is any authentic
record was in 1765, in which year a machine
patented in England by Charles F.
When officers of hostile armies an set to
work sa prisoners of war they mnit get
the same wage rate aa is paid to correspond-
ing officers in the army of the government i
whose captives they are.
A highly prized prrvlece erf the am has h a- ,
dor one that sovereigns mast often regret
i that of being able to demand an inter
r with the sovereign whenever be
chooses, at any hour of the day or night.
The first product resulting from the dis
tillation of crude petroleum is gasoline, then
benzine, then the illuminating oils, com
monly called kerosene, then the heavy lubri
cating oils and paraffin, and as a last residue
Ring out. wild bells, to the wild sy.
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year Is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells and let him die.
Ring out the old, ring In the new
Ring, happy bells, across tne
The year n going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Ring out the grief that saps the mmd.
For those that here we see do more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor.
Ring in redress to all mankind.
Ring out a slowly dying cause.
And ancient forms of party strtfa;
Ring In the nobler modes of life
With sweeter manners, purer laws.
Ring out false pride fn place and
The I'ivic slander and the spite;
Ring In the love of truth and light.
Ring in the common love of good.
Ring out old shapes of fnul disease.
Ring out the narrowing lost of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old.
Ring in the thousand years of peace.
Ring in the valiant man and free.
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;.
Ring out the darkness of the land..
Ring in the Christ that is to be.
Hello! Jnst look who ia here!
Tis I, the Happy New Year.
I come with a heart brim full
In the hope of times that are
far less drear.
Cheer np! Have courage, and
do not fear,
For this will be a great, good
sherman & McDonnell
Four Good Drag Stone.
R. W. Faddm FlWt to Wih YoU All W. M. Briber
A Happy New Year
TO GIVE EVEN BETTER QUALITY
AND SERVICE THAN IN THE PAST.
"HX WHO HAS. GETS!"
"HE WHO HAS NOT. DOESN'T"
That' Not a Literal Quotation, Bat the
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD
Which Has the Largest Membership
More Than 800,000
and the Large Assets
OVER THIRTY MILLION DOLLARS
Ha Just Closed the Biggest Year in Its History
Therefore, We Are Happy, and Wish for Everyone
A HAPPY NEW YEAR
J. T. YATES,
W. A. FRASER,
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