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:' Wait (or the May day water wagon "and
we'll all take a ride."
What of the New Year? As none of us can
see ahead into time, each moat guess for himself,
For the twentieth time Chicago's man-made
juries uphold the right of wives to shoot up jheir
husbands. . . - - v .
Both sides claim victory on the Somme, That
being the use, it is up to the survivors to shoot
off the tie. ' ' V
If the pen is mightier than the sword, as we
used to be told, the note-writers' will eventually
put on the finishing touches. .
Arbitration gave the switchmen an eight-hour
day and nine hours' pay. The 'big four rejected
arbitration and gained a lawsuit. i ''
Throw the search light or) the contingent fee
game and , keep it there and the worst evils of
ambulance chasing will cure themselves. ' -
The speculative world hobbles leagues behind
Tom Lawaon in pulling down a fine line of free
publicity from both friends and enemies.
All right, Mr, Lawmaker, you may have a part
of the : stage, but remember, the curtain will be
rung down without confession about the firs,t of
April. ' 1 ' 'V ; ' ' :" '
- TheC free -and unlimited coinage of, bills by
every member of the legislature is a constitutional
right which no iconoclastic reformer can curtail
or annul. .
It is nowVoposed to effect a complete divorce
of booze and pharmacy. Suppose a doctor pre
scribes spirits frumenti, will the druggists forbid
a reunion? "V !'
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In the midst of. plenty Uncle Sam pleads pov
erty as an excuse for issuing bonds to make ends
meet, fublic bonds are certificate of party effi
ciency in trimming a treasury.
A paltry extra million dollars in state revenues
for two years threatens to impair the speed of
solons, in "bringing home the bacon," A million is
scarcely small beer to champagne appetitie's.
"Slackers" among the idle rich of England
are given the alternative of going to work or
going to the front. The former is impossible, the
latter undesirable. ' Either way multiplies the
horrors of war. ,
' The chief significance of the London Spec
tator's summary of the Entente Allies! .conditions
of peace is the assurance it gives of self-restraint
and modesty. Apparently they do not want the
earth right .away.
' Biologists may tear theory t'o tatters and
flout the virile pep of war, but they labor in vain.
As long as history glorifies war as the supreme
, force of national life theory smashing is as fruit
less as "buying the moon." , t ,
The latest statement from .the railroad
brotherhoods clearly shows that the closer they
- get to the Adamson law the less hopeful it looks.
I All of which proves the wisdom of buying and
- paying for goods before actual delivery.
Traction and Progress 1
Maw York World. I
The .entrance of the United States into a
league to enforce peace would be a step demand
ing the gravest consideration, but it would not
necessarily be an "entangling alliance." --
Washington's warning, which has become a
kind of religion with us, and properly so when
correctly interpreted, was not directed againat
tmch a combination as today is discussed. Then
as now we were inclined to place our European
sympathies ahead of our Americanism, and the
entanglements that he had in mind contemplated
war and not peace.
No one was more conscious than the first
president of the fact that American independence
was-eained by an alliance. Fully aware of the
benefits thuchieved for ourselves and for
mankind, he never could have regarded with dis
favor national co-operation having the same ends
in view and on a much larger scale. If we are
sure that the purpose of a league to enforce peace
is sincere, holding; aloof from it might result in
the greatest of mischiefs.
The suggestion that such a league would im
pair the Monroe doctrine seems- to be baseless.
That policy has resulted in a formidable league
against conquest in the western hemisphere. As
it is better understood it gains in strength. The
proposed league to enforce peace would be an ex
tension of the tame principle to the old world.
Entered upon in good faith by other important
natoins, our refusal to participate in it, instead
of safeguarding the Monroe doctrine, would more
likely be accepted as the abandonment of that
. In their lives Washington and Monroe did not
undertake to rule the United States against right
itid reason. We musr be careful not to let the
narrow and the timid use their dead bands to bar
the way to progress and safety.
Allies' Answer and the Future. ,
Shorn of its rhetorical language, the formal
answer of the allies to the German proposal
conveys only the statement that peace cannot be
made on such tearras as England, France, Russia
and Italy conceive Germany is ready to offer.
But aside fro insisting that Belgium be restored
and recompensed nothing is explicitly set forth
at to what will be considered a basis on which
peace can be established.
This does not dispose of the peace proposal,
hjOwever, for the notes sent by the neutral gov
ernments to the belligerents are still to be con
sidered. Through the way thus opened approach
may be had to a dis discussion that will even
tually lead to definite terms. It is all very well
for the warriors to talk of one side crushing the
other, but , the finish is more likely to come
through the operation of other agencies than the
troops in the field. t
- According to Bernhardi, who figured so prom
inently as Germany's highest military authority
previous to the war, resort to armed force it
merely a continued effort to attain ends which
diplomacy has failed to accomplish, and it is
plainly a corollary that when force'fails to achieve
the end, resort again to diplomacy may become
necessary. The answer of the Allies declares
that they do not think the time arrived to sus
pend the conflict of arms on, the conditions, or
lack of conditions, proposed by their enemies but
the contents of the note and its general tenor
show appreciation of the necessity of holding a
sympathetic public sentiment among the neutrals
for which both sides are now so strenuously
The peace talk" will not arrive anywhere for
the immediate present, but it has to an extent
already introduced an element of instability into
the situation which will remain now until peace
negotiations actually begin, no matter how long
The Wild Horse Game.
Those who followed the details of the wild
horse confidence game as it developed in the
federal court no doubt indulged in satirical smiles
or chortled wonderingty at the simplicity of the
victims. The stories told on the witness stand
by investors show a degree of confidence and
cupidity rivaling the trimmed betters on fake
horse races or bogus wrestling matches. They
placed boundless faith in the mellow words of
promoters. They loved horses, tame and wild,
and, knowing the profits ahead and a ready market,
the deal bulked large as a sure thing and they
took the plunge..
There is nothing surprising in the game or
the outcome. , It is new only in commodity dealt
in. The range of visibility of wild horses is no
greater than the golden vista of imaginary, wealth
which it the common stock in trade of shady
promoters. During the mad days of the South
Sea bubble two centuries ago the progenitor of
the wild horse game appeared in scheme for
"importing Spanish jackattet into England for
the purpose of propagating a large mule." When
investors sought a glimpse of the animals history
intimates that friends silently led them to a
looking glass. The modern promoter showed
greater consideration in providing a distant; view
of the range and glimpses of skittish bronchos.
The trial and the outcome serve to emphasize
the increasing risk of working a shady game.
Without the use ot the mails crooked schemes
must be localized and that fact operates against
wild-catting on the nation-wide scale of twenty
years ago. Then, as now, state lawt lacked reach
and tpeed to be effective. The greater reach of
federal laws, the persistence of pursuit and ability
to stand the expense of prosecution, constitute a
judicial buzz saw that few sane promoters will
trifle with. Moreover, a federal summons over
comes the victim's dislike to "giving himself
away" irnpublic and pulls down the main prop of
crooked promotion. . The forces working under
federal auspices steadily reduce the range of easy
money and dimmish the wool clip of easy marks.
Scandinavians snd Peace.
One of the most interesting expressions of
willingness to aid in restoring peace comes from
the Scandinavian countries. None, save, perhaps
Holland, has felt the pressure of -the war more
definitely than Norway, Sweden and Denmark,
and none have withstood ft with more of na
tional dignity, or firmer insistence on neutral
rights. Sweden has been forced to an open break,
almost, with England over the mail situation.
Norway has incurred the deep displeasure of Ger
many by declining to permit Norwegian waters
to be used as a place of rendezvous and opera
tion by the submarines, while Denmark has un
dergone much of privation by reason of restric
tions put on trade between neutrals. All these
nations have been "put on rations', that they
might not trade with Germany. "
These conditions have made the maintenance
of neutrality a continual strain on national pa
tience) and therefore add weight to the identical
notes sent to belligerents, as the joint representa
tion of the Scandinavian governments, signifying
their "sympathy with all efforts which could con
tribute to put an end to the ever-increasing suf
fering and moral and material losses" incident
to the war. In all that b,as arisen to concern the
neutrals isnce the war commenced, none have
met emergencies with more of composure than
have the Scandinavians, and none will be more
entitled to a scat at the council table when the
difficulties of Europe ultimately are composed.
The noted French seeress, Mine, de Thebes,
passed away at the height of her fame. She
guessed that this war would come and traced in
advance some of its results. Like ,a somewhat
noted weather prophet of Missouri, who guessed
right occasionally, the thrifty Frenchwoman
utilized keen knowledge of old world affairs and
scored an occasional hit. The thoughtless won
dered and imagined superhuman powers. Like the
Missourian, the madame "sawed wood" and
scooped in the profits. v
. The second assistant postmaster general
holds the railroads responsible for the blockade
in Christmas mail. Somebody had to be blamed.
The failure of the railroads to provide the post
offices with sufficient help to distribute and deliver
a 25 per cent increase in postoffice business ploin
fy points to gross neglect of patroitic oppor
"The Omaha Bee," observes the Xlinneapolis
Journal paragrapher, "is calling excitedly for the
construction of a grape juice factory. This shows
something of, what actually hit Nebraska at the
late election." It sure does. The blow makes
more imperative the duty of providing "something
just as good" for 'hospitality in greeting Minne
apolis visitors. ; i : '
Hmv Wars End
There is no parallel in modern Wars for Ger
many's action an undefeated belligerent asking
its adversaries to meet it and discuss unformu
lated terms of peace. The impression, however,
that nations desiring to end a war generally
avail themselves of the offer of some friendly
neutral to act as mediator is utterly unfounded,
though a great deal of the talk about the possible
action of the United States in such a way has
proceeded as if that were the almost invariable
When England desired to end the war with
the colonies it began by sending separate nego
tiators to the French government and to the
American commissioners in Paris. The latter,
though positively commanded by congress to
negotiate rio peace without the participation of
their French allies, did sign a separate treaty,
though with the reservation that.it should not go
into effect until France had made peace. They
then informed the French government, which
accepted the terms.
The Napoleonic peace treaties usually began
with an armistice. The most famous, the treaty
of Tilsit, was brought about by a personal meet
ing between Napoleon and Alexander I on a raft
in the middle of the river Niemen to agree upoi
an armistice which the czar had already sought.
An armistice was also agreed upon after the bat
tle of Lutzen, but Napoleon would not agree to
the allies' terms and resumed hostilities. His
fall in 1814 was accompanied by no negotiations;
the allies were actually in Paris. Napoleon's
generals persuaded him to sign an act of abdica
tion, and the French Senate dethroned him.
The way to the peace of Ghent, which ended
the war of 1812, was paved by an offer of the
czar to act as mediator, though it was rejected.
In rejecting it Lord Castlereagh let it be known
that he was willing to negotiate directly with the
United States. The United States gladly ac
cepted and sent commissioners, but England neg
lected to appoint envoys until long afterward,
when its troubles had become so great that it
was desirous of peace.
In the Mexican war President Polk was al
ways anxious for peace, but his envoys were not
accepted. At last he went so far as to send an
envoy, Nicholas P. Trist, along with Scott's army,
authorized to treat with Mexico the moment that
country was willing to do so. Scott quarreled
with Trist and refused to transmit his letter to
the Mexican government and Trist had to get the
British minister to forward it. After repeated
failures and rebuffs he finally got in touch with
commissioners appointed by a new government
which had succeeded Santa Anna, but not until
Polk had ordered his recall. He disregarded
this order and negotiated the treaty of Guadalupe
On the death of Czar Nicholas. I, his suc
cessor, Alexander II, announced to the courts
of Europe his desire that the Crimean war should
end, and this is the nearest approach to a parallel
with Germany's action today. A peace confer
ence was held in Vienna, but in three months it
was broken off and the war resumed. The war
went on until Austria, a neutral power, threat
ened to join the allies unless the czar accepted
its ultimatum. He at first refused, but a personal
letter from the neutral king of Prussia induced
him to reconsider, and the final peace conference
was held. ,
The war of Italy, France and Austria in 1859
was terminated in a 1 surprising fashion by an
armistice agreed on personally between Napoleon
III and Franz Josef, just as the French and Ital
ian armies were in the full tide of success. Vic
tor Emmanuel was forced tp agree, and the terms
of the armistice were embodied in a oeace treatv.
The war between Prussia and Denmark in
1864 came abruptly to an end when the Danes
learned that neither England nor France would
help them. They dismissed their war ministry
from office and sent proposals for a truce di
rectly to Berlin and Vienna.
. The terms of peace between the United States
and the confederacy were arranged by generals
in the field.
In the war between Austria, Prussia and- Italy
in 1866, Franz Josef, after bis defeats at Konig
gratz and elsewhere, informed Napoleon III of
his willingness to cede Venetia to Italy and his
desire that Napoleon be mediator. Napoleon
accepted and Bismarck drafted the terms and sent
them to Napoleon, who, as mediator, accepted
them, An armistice followed.
In 1870 the French government which suc
ceeded Napoleon III asked first for an armistice,
then for peace, but the requests were declined
and the siege of Paris' began. After the sur
render of Paris the Germans consented to sn
armistice to permit the election of a national
assembly which it could recognize. The pre
liminaries of peace were agreed on between Bis
marck and Thiers at Versailles, and the treaty
followed at Frankfort.
The Russo-Turlcish war was cut short by Eng
land's threat to enter it. Russia arranged an
armistice immediately and negotiated the treaty
of San Stefano directly with Turkey. England,
backed by France and Austria, refused to recog
nize it, and the congress of Berlin was summoned,
but before it met the czar had negotiated a secret
treaty with England embodying most of the
agreements subsequently made there.
' China made two approaches to Japan while
the war of 1894 was going on, but through en
voys who had no proper credentials, and Japan
refused to treat with them. When China was
wholly defeated and the Japanese armies about
to march on Peking, the empire sent Li yiung
Chang with proper credentials to Shimonoseki
and the treaty was at once drawn up.
The Spanish-American war of 1898 closed
when Spain, on July 26. made overtures to the
United States through Camhon, the French am
bassador at Washington. Seventeen days later
the protocol was signed. ,
The Boer war ended in an unprecedented way.
The members of the Transvaal government rode
into Middleburg and requested to be sent to Lord
Kitchener to arrange peace terms with him. He
met them.'but held that because of the peculiar
character of the Boer army the men in the field
would have to be consulted if any assurance of
peace was to be given. Steyn, De Wet and. De
larey went to the commandos, explained the sit
uation to them, and each body in the field chose
two delegates to meet at Vereeniging and decide
the matter by vote. '
President Roosevelt brought the Russo-Japanese
war to an end by sending, on June 8, 1905,
identic dispatches to both governments urging
that they enter into peace negotiations.. Both
An armistice in the first Balkan war was
ended by a breaking off of negotiations. The
powers then agreed upon terms and offered medi
ation. A second armistice was signed, but Mon
tenegro would not join it and went on with the
war. It captured Scutari, but Austria took it
away from it, and the second peace conference,
which was successful, met at London.
People and Events
Multitudes of urban celebrators blew into
Boston and joined in the wet victory ooastfest on
Christmas eve. Previously the railroads an
nounced they would not transport passengers
with jags on the same train. Consequently the
bibulous crowd stayed in town until sober. The
standard test of sobriety at the Hub is pronounc
ing without a vocal tremor, "the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology."
Last May Georgia put in operation a dry law
warranted to put booze out of business. For the
sake of southern hospitality the law permitted
two cases of beer and a couple of gallons of hard
stuff to each person per month. Imports of booze
began with 7,000 packages in May for Atlanta
alone, gradually, increasing to 40.000 shipments
in October, about the same number in Novem
ber, and the December holiday rush promises
a record well over 50,000 separate consignments
Health Hint for the Day.
If your home has a hot air furnace,
see to It that the evaporating pans
contain a sufficient amount of water;
otherwise the very dry air is harmful
to the mucuous membrane of the nose
and predisposes to catarrh.
One Year Ago Today In the War.
Huge Russian force hurled sledge
hammer blows from Prlpet to Rou
manian boundary. -
Berlin reported Germans had made
a successful surprise attack on a wide
front and destroyed British trenches
near La Bassee. .
Vienna report declared sixty-seven
vessels. Including eight troopships and
thirty-four merchantment, were sunk
by Austrian and German submarines
in the Mediterranean In six wsaJO.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
Bishop Worthington, being confined
to his room with a serious cold, was
unable to be present at the opening ot
Auditor Eraatus Young of the Union
Pacific has Isued a circular announo
the creation of a new office In his
department. - It Isthat of auditor of.
disbursements and J. W. Griffith has
been appointed to fill it '
A man named Yerga, employed in
the packing house of Harris & Fisher,
was dangerously injured by becoming
suspended from a meat hook, which
caught him under the left Jaw. He
suffered intensely until relieved by
Frederlcka Hansen, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Hansen of 822 South
Sixteenth, was married to William
Stleff, manager of the Chicago Lum
ber company's yards at Humphrey,
Neb. The groom was attended by his
brother, John etleff andiA. Hansen,
and the bride by Miss Emma Alstadt
and M. Hansen.
Mrs. Elizabeth Reeves of this city
sent to President Cleveland and his
wife a beautiful crazy quilt made by
herself, which was acknowledged by
a personal letter from the president,
together with photographs of himself
Gus Williams, who has been in the
employ of Faxton & Gallagher for
the last seven years, has received the
appointment of driver for engine
house. No. 4. This will be a great
help to the present force, which has
heretofore consisted of only two men,
who had more than they could do.
This Day In History.
1781 Benedict Arnold Invaded Vir
ginia. 1868 The Sepoy rebels were de
feated at Futtehghur by a British
force under Sir Colin Campbell. i I
1861 North Carolina took formal
possession of Fort Macon, the works
at Wilmington and Fayetteville.
183 End of the battle of Mur
freesboro or Stone River, one of the
severest battles of the civil war.
1872 Brigham Young returned to
Salt Lake City and surrended.to an
Indictment charging him with the
murder of Richard Yates.
1880 Charles Stewart Parnell and
John Dillon, the Irish leaders, arrived
In New York. x
1890 More than 125 lives lost'when
the steamer Persia went ashore on
the Island of Corsica, '
1892 Montgomery C. Meigs, quar
termaster general of the United States
army during and after the civil war,
died in Washington, D. C, Born at
Augusta, Ga., May 13, 1815.
1904 James Longstreet, celebrated
general of the confederacy, died near
Gainesville, Ga. Born in South Caro
lina, January 8, 1821.
1905 Port Arthur capitulated to
1912 Dr. Sun Yat Sen was installed
as provisional president of the repub
lic of China.'
The Day We Celebrate.
Dr. John E. Summers has reached
the age of 58. He is a native Ne
kraskan, born January 2, 1858, at old
Fort Kearney where his father was
stationed as an army surgeon.
Richard Murphy was born in
Omaha Just twenty-seven years ago
today. He is one of the head men of
the Hughy Murphy company, paving
contractors. - i
William H. Gould, Jr., was born
forty-seven years ago and came to
Omaha as a lad of 6. He lived at
one time at 1(13 Farnam, just west
of the United States National bank.
Educated in the Omaha schools, he
engaged In the live stock commission
and loan business.
August Benzlger, New York artist
who is considered one of the world's
great portrait painters, born In Swit
zerland, fifty years ago today.
William Lyon Phelps," professor ot
English literature at Yale university,
born at New Haven, fifty-two years
George Gilbert Murray, Oxford uni
versity who lectured at the Columbia
university summer school last' year,
born at Sidney, N. S. W., flfty-one
years ago today.
Miss M. Carey Thomas, president of
Bryn Mawr college, born in Baltimore,
sixty years ago today.
Right Rev. Wililam F. Adams,
Episcopal bishop of Easton, Md., born
at Ennisklllen, Ireland, eighty-four
years ago today.
George L. (Tex) Rlckard, promoter
of sporting events, born in Kansas
City, forty-five years ago today.
Timely Jotting and Reminders.
The senate Interstate commerce
committee today will begin public
hearings on President Wilson's rec
ommendations for railroad legislation.
Rev. Sidney J. Catts, the first man
to be elected governor of Florida on
other than the straight democratic
ticket since reconstruction days, will
be inaugurated today.
Treasury department officials at
Washington expect to put the new
silver half dollar coins into circula
tion today and the new silver quarters
about two weeks hence.
A conference of superintendents,
conservationists and others interested
In the preservation and development
of our national parks is to meet In
State legislatures are to assemble
for their regular sessions today in
Delaware, Idaho, Michigan, Minne
sota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsyl
vania, North Dakota and South Da
kota. Storiette of the Day.
As the result of lectures adminis
tered to him by both hi father and
the young woman of his choice, a cer
tain young man decided to turn over
a leaf and show some interest in busi
ness, "Well, Molly," said he to the girl
one evening. "I am really going into
business in earnest. Made a beginning
"Good!" exclaimed Molly. "And
what was the nature of your start?"
"I ordered my tailor to make me
a husiness suit" New York Times.
lawyers by making the. requirements
for admission to the bar more strin
gent. From the language he used I
am constrained to wager that he owes
some lawyer a fee that he does not
want to pay. There Is no class of men
who are beaten out of more money
Good RnroMtJnn-1iiHh It Alnnr. that thev earn than lawvers. It Is
Omaha. Jan. 1: To the Editor of i time the hue and cry about dishonest
The Bee: I have been seventy-one
years in this country and still what
I do not know about the business of
the Postoffice department would make
a large book, but In the Interest of
economy I will give you my observa
tions. I sit in a bay window where
I can see the-mall carrier from Bur
dette street to. Willlt avenue (one
block). He crosses the street five
times each trip and makes two trips
a day, thus making ten crossings per
day. It Is about 120 feet from house
to house, making all the crossings In
this block per day 1,200 feet; multi
plied by twenty-six makes 75,200 feet,
which, multiplied by twelve, the num
ber of months in a year, makes 902,
400 feet, or 80,800 steps at three feet
to the step in one block in one year.
This crossing of streets could be
avoided by merging two adjoining
routes Int one, giving the odd num
bers to one carrier and the even num
bers to the other and letting them
both go over the territory together.
If the above is noticed by the post
master of Omaha and he thinks It of
any benefit to the carriers I should be
pleased to think I have done some one
a service. M. C. LAWLESS.
lawyers was hushed up until those
who are constantly attacking them
show a little of common every-day
I would like for some of these peo
pleo who are always attacking law
yers to show wherein there Is any ,
wrong In lawyers asking for business.
If It is going to be made a criminal
offense for lawyers to ask for business,
why not pass laws prohibiting stock
men, bankers, printers, farm hands.
Insurance men, retail merchants real
estate men and all other lines of busi
ness from soliciting business of work
from the public. Such a law would
be nonsehsical In the exereme. Let
the ones who are always attacking
lawyers lean off their own spots be
fore trying to clean the sprts from
others. F.RANK A. AGNEW.
It's sV Paper Package KM a Bottle.
New York, Dec. 29. To the Editor
of The Bee: I want to call your at
tention to an article in your valuable
paper which started off "Omaha is
to have the largest vacuum bottle
plant in the United States." I want
to correct your impression that this
is a vacuum bottle proposition. The
O'Brien-Hicks Iceless Container com
pany are going to manufacture an ar
ticle that will deliver Ice cream or
any other commodity that Is packed
with ice and salt, without the use of
same. This is a paper package,
while vacuum bottles are made of
Simplicity and Safety for Swimming.
Omaha, Jan. 1. To the Editor of
The Bee: Much has been written
lately on the formerly much-neglected
subject of swimming, with Its advan
tages and Its dangers the dangers of
infected pools with their risk of In
fecting the patrons under apparently
sanitary and safe conditions being
emphasized by instances in which
nasal and eye and ear diseases have
been contracted, some ot them with
fatal effect. For the coming season
an idea presents itself to me which
would partially eliminate some of
Construction a boat of sufficient
length and breadth, say 60x50 feet,
the middle twenty feet open to the
sky, the remaining parts of the sides
divided Into dressing rooms with
landing and plunging spaces in front
of them; each end of the open space
at the ends protected by strong wire
netting, allowing the water free en
trance, the bottom to slope gradually
from seven to three feet, the current
aoc. mnnlnv tha ria.n tn Ik. ahullAn
I know that It is not your intention , nH h " ,"
to misquote, but your reporter cer.
talnly must have been misinformed.
I did not give any Information to
any of the papers, preferring to wait
until my return to Omaha, about the
middle of January.
Wish to thank you for past cour
tesies extended, and take this oppor
tunity of wishing you a happy and
prosperous New Year.
d. j. o:brien.
"Why Reprehensible," He Asks.
Omaha. Dec. 30. To the Editor of
Te Bee: For the last few years there hmoMtora
nas neen a constant hue and cry
by some people about the manner In
which lawyers should secure business.
When men in all other lines of busi
ness advertise in their various lines
and send out letters and circulars and
hire men to secure business for them
and ask for trade and business from
the general public, I do not see where
it Is in the least wrong for lawyers to
do the same thing. If anybody can
tell me what Is wrong In a lawyer
asking for business and asking his
friends to recommende him, I am
"ready to be shown." In my experi
ence of more than thirty years, I have
found that lawyers as a class are
above the average In dealings with
others. Of course, there are some
dishonest lawyers, but their are dis
honest grocerymen, dry goods men,
meat market men and men in every
line of business.
I suppose one reason that lawyers
are singled out for virulent attacks
is that few of them take the pains to
resent the attacks upon them. They
take it as a matter of fact that law
yers have always been attacked by
those outside the profession and they
stand for it passively and the attacks
are only Increased in violence. Some
In their zeal against lawyers are now
proposing that laws be passed nro-
phibiting lawyers from asking for bust
ness eitner directly or indirectly.
I suppose the next move will b to
prohibit lawyers from having any
signs to show where they do business.
I noticed 'in a paper a few days ago
a letter from some fellow at Platts
mouth who attacked lawyers because
they want to cut down the number of
end of the pool, favoring the efforts
of poor swimmers who may be in
trouble to reach shallow water. This
would give a clear pool 60x20 feet,
with fresh water supplied continually.
"Do you dare to aeeuaa ma at ftrlBC
you abort weight on that trout?"
"Oh. no. I merely remarked to my
friend here that there waa aomethtng flehy
about your scales. "Baltimore American.
Politician Who's back of youK
Officerseeker Ten generatlona of glorious
Politician Urn I might get you a lob
classifying fossils In the Smithsonian Insti
Brlggs That famous soprano you had at
your dinner party last night aang like a
bird. Griggs Like a bird Is right! I was con-,
sclous of her bill the entire evening. Bos
I KM NDWNtj IPtti X HW J5
IM IhE 8AHK AHb WE BECAME
ENCASED. SHE CiU3 ft OFF A RV(
YOU tOJMtf $m HER A tjoco
Y1M6 CM 1HE IMTERESf!
FtatbUBtl I Just hate those paper aap
klna they put out at some feeds. '
Bensonhurst Why so?
"Because when 1 try to tuck em in over
my collar they tear so easily." Tonkers
Willis What system do these military
aeroplanes work on?
Olllls One person runs tha machine and
the other is just an observer, but both
of them fight.
Willis I see; Just like being married.
History Teacher We learn this morning .
that Caesar defeated Pompey,
Reddy Backrow All right, but believe
me, 1 don't' do any crowing till he re
turns from the outlying districts are In
In. Puck. '
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