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college man cannot
but like our two button
models. They have an
elegance of tailoring and
smartness of style which
will force the attention of
anyone having any ideas
about clever style.
Conscience Versus Art.
Shortly after Tennyson's poem "The
Vision of Sin" appeared an eminent
mathematician sent the poet a letter
that ran like this:
"Dear Sir I find in a recent poem of
yours, entitled 'The Vision of Sin,'
the following unwarranted statement:
verysioment dies a man, and every
moment one Is born.' I need hardly
point out that this calculation, If cor
rect, would tend to keep the sum total
of the world's population in a state of
perpetual equipoise, whereas it Is an
established fact that the said popula
tion Is constantly on the Increase. I
would therefore suggest that in the
next edition of this poem the erroneous
calculation to which I refer should be
corrected as follows: 'Every moment
dies a man, and one and a sixteenth is
born.' I may add that the exact fig
ures are 1.1G7, but something must, of
course, be conceded to the laws of
That's the Way They All Do."
Au enthusiastic citizen about to visit
Europe was rejoicing over the fact
and the pleasure to come.
"How delightful It will be," he said
to his wife, "to tread the bounding bil
lows and inhale the invigorating oxy
gen of the sea, the sea, the boundless
sea! I long to see It to breathe in
great drafts of life giving air. I shall
want to stand every moment on the
prow of the steamer with my mouth
"You probably will, dear," Interrupt
ed his wife encouragingly. "That's
the way all the ocean travelers do."
"It's a remarkable thing, said old
Brightboy at tea time, "but I can push
my saucer through the handle of my
The others glanced at the small han
dle and gave the speaker a withering
"I can," persisted Brightboy.
"Do It, then," they challenged.
Calmly taking up his spoon, Bright
boy passed It through the handle of
the cup and then pushed the saucer
Elsie They're twins, aren't they?
Bob (scornfully) Twins, you duffer
Can't you see one's a boy and one is a
girl? London Opinion.
Do not put off under false pretexts
for that matter
arc a problem. T
kind solve It weH.
They are made in a
variety of weights
and qualities for
or girls and for winter
well as simmer
I We keep the GENUINE
stamped on the foot
"ST. JOE KNIT"
Every box bears
trade mark shown
below. Ask for
For sale by J. H.
505 Eleventh Street
No Mystery Abeut It
The other night after Harker was
safe In bed there came a mysterious
tapping below his window. Harker
slipped out of his covers and cautious
ly raised the sash.
"What's wanted?' he demanded, his
"I Just wanted to tell you," came a
muffled voice, "that there's a hand
moving arouud just Inside your cellar
With visions of burglars Harker
picked up his revolver and slipped
through the halls in his pajamas.
Cautiously he searched the cellar with
a lighted candle, but It was empty.
Outside on the sidewalk stood the
"I don't see any burglars down here,"
called Harker nervously.
"Who said anything about burglars?"
laughed the stranger.
"Why, didn't you call me out of bed
to tell me that there was a hand mov
ing around near the cellar window?"
"Sure, It's the dial on the gas meter.
It works while you sleep." Philadel
A Tragedy of Instinct.
The proccsslonarles are rather strange
caterpillars. A single string of them
five or six yards long has just climbed
down from my parasol pines and is at
this moment Infolding Itself In the
walls of my garden, carpeUng the
ground traversed with transparent silk,
according to the custom of the race.
To say nothing of the meteorolgical
apparatus of unparalleled deUcacy
which they carry on their spine, these
caterpillars, as everybody knows, have
this remarkable quality that they
travel only In a troop, one after the
other, like the blind of Breughel or
those in the parable, each of them ob
stinately, lndissolubly following her
leader; so much so that our author
having one morning disposed the file
on the edge of a large stone vase, thus
closing the circuit, for seven whole
days, during an atrocious week,
through cold, hunger and unspeakable
weariness, the unhappy troop on its
tragic round without rest, respite or
mercy, pursued the pitiless circle un
til death arrived. Forum.
Called For Glory Divine.
Among the customers in a drug store
one day last week was a little girl who
is known to her playmates In that vi
cinity as "Peggy." As she stood wait
ing for her turn it could be noticed that
she was repeating something under her
breath in her effort to remember what
her mother had sent her to buy.
"Mother wants flvo cents' worth of
"Of what?" said the young clerk,
who was standing there as If stunned
by a hard blow of a baseball bat.
"Glory divine, glory divine," came
the reply in a louder voice than when
she had made the original request.
"You had better go home and have
your mother write it down on paper,
little girl," said the clerk, feeling that
the girl was too sure to argue with
Soon she returned, and, handing the
note to the clerk, he read, "Five cents'
worth of chlorate of lime." Philadel
A Bit of 8icily.
"There is no Italian town more pic
turesque than the Sicilian capital, Pa
lermo," writes a traveler. "In its port
lie crowded the queerest coasting craft
I have ever set eyes on. Sailing ships
of ail rigs, their hulls painted all the
colors of the rainbow, nose up against
the quay, where mule carts, whose
drivers are shouting at the top of their
voices, wait to take away the merchan
dise. The narrow street where the
custom house officers examine the
goods brought ashore is a place of
terrific noise. When a driver, two
clerks and two custom house officers
are discussing the contents of a bale
or a cask it seems as though murder
must be committed within the next
few seconds. Itut somebody signs
something, the cart moves on, and ev
"I never hesitate to cut and slash
and change any play until it suits
me," said Stuart Uobson to his legal
adviser on one occasion.
"I suppose you edit Shakespeare with
a blue pencil?" replied the lawyer.
"You can just bet I do."
"Then, I imagine, you' would plead
guilty to an Indictment for murdering
the Bard of Avon?"
"No; I would not, but I would admit
dissecting his corpse."
Edgar, aged six. was recently sent t
school for the first time, and upon Mi
return home he asked. "Papa, whi
taught Adam the alphabet?"
NO BID ON BONDS
OF NEW ORLEANS
City (table to OMiiiFMds For
MUCH DtSAPPOIHTMENT FELT
Municipal Betterments to Coat Sevan
Million Do I la re Likely to Be Held
Up Indefinitely Looks as Though
the Crescent City Waa Hardly In
Position to Finance a World'e
New Orleans has no blldera for
her $7,000,000 of sewerage bonds and
water bonds and it looks aa though
her greatest project for municipal im
provement would be held up Indefi
nitely through lack of funds to pros
ecute the work. It would seem aa
though New Orleans was hardly In
a position to finance a World's expo
sitlon. even with the aid of the stats
of Louisiana, when her local tankers
refuse to purchase her bonds on
their own terms.
Tht financial predicament of Sea.
Francisco's rival for exposition hon
ors Is toll in the following press dis
patch from the Crescent City:
"New Orleans, La. Oct 4. Ds
aplte several months of n3jotlatlon
through the Hlbernla Bank and Trust
company, and In spHe of special
act of the last legislature to facili
tate the financial negotiations, when
the city board of liquidation met at
noon today there waa no bid for too
$7,000,000 Improvement bonds by
which the great sewerage and water
project of this city waa to have
been been completed.
"Much disappointment Is felt at
the falltfe of the bonds to sell, as
this grett municipal project may be
seriously delayed. Mayor T'ehrman
and City Attorney I. D. Moore both
Issued statements tonight explaining
"About a year ago, the Interstate
Bank and Trust company agreed to
finance the $7,000,000 bond Issue pro
vided it was given the benefit of be
ing the depository of the funda col
lected at 2 per cent interpst. The
contention was raised that 'he bond
taker could not be the depository.
Then a legislative enactment was se
cured to make It legal for the buyer
to become the fiscal agent of the
funds, but still the bonds are unsold."
BOND INTEREST EQUALS TAX
Louisiana Exposition Securities Will
Be Unpaid at End of Ten Years.
The following press dispatch, pub
lished In the New Orleans Times
Democrat, Is self-explanatory:
"Crowley. La.. Sept. 23. A petition
to the voters of Acadia parish la be
ing circulated, calling upon the voters
to register, in order to be i a a, posi
tion to vote against the Panama ex
position tax. Nov. 8. The petition
recites that, according to the state
ment, the country parishes are as
sessed at $204,373,626 and the city or
parish of New Orleans at $231,045,-.
937, and that as per the present as
sessment the country will pay $108.
639.80 per year, or $1,066,398 In 10
years, and New Orleans ?13,284.45
per year, or In 10 years $1,7.1?,844.60.
It states further that the Interest om
these bonds will be $280,000 per year,
or Just about equal to the amount of
tax paid in each year, so that at the
end of 10 years the state will still
owe the six and one-half million dol
lars at 4 per cent interest bonds,
which by the act the parish of Or
leans proposes to pay. Th" senti
ment Is divided on this question of
taxation, and the promoters of this
petition declare that they will push
Give California Fair Deal.
There seems to be a controversy
on between New Orleans and San
Francisco for the World's Panama
Exposition, which will be held In
1915. Both cities are claiming that
they are each the most logical point
for the great exposition and then
they clamor about the money possi
bilities. While we are not Inclined
to mix up In this fight and Injure ths
possibilities of either place by set
tling the question aa to where the
exposition shall be held, yet we think
the west is entitled to soma of the
good things, and we suggest that the
Sunset state be given at least a fair
deal In this matter. Gallup (N. M.)
Will Benefit The Whole Coast
The Napa Register says the master
of the State Grange expresses ths
sentiments of the people l'vlng In
that section when he says of the pro
posed Panama-Pacific exposition:
"As exposition of this nature, if
properly managed, can not fail to be
of vast benefit, not only to California,
but to the whole Pacific coast. I be
lieve the Grange will do well to favor
and encourage the movement."'
Will Pay Its Own Bit's.
San Francisco boosters are going
about in the most practical way to
secure support for their proposed
exposition. They have raised a large
sum of money, more than waa ever
Invested In an exposition la America,
and propose to pay their owa hills
without tapping the government tin.
This will commend San Francisco to
the public Omaha
Doctor What can I do for you?
Patient I have cut my index finger.
Doctor Very sorry, but I am a spe
cialist on the middle finger. Fllegende
"My daughter, Gladys Mae, has be
come quite an elocutionist"
"Yes," peevishly replied the next
door neighbor, "so I hear." Puck.
"What is a largesse, papa?"
"A $, my boy." Harvard Lampoon.
Camels That riles.
The Bedouins decorate their baggage
camels In the most fantastic manner.
A huge pack saddle Is surmounted by
a still larger pannier. Above this
again Is a sort of chair in which the
rider sits. The long strips of leather
hanging down the sides are simply
for decorative purposes. I have seen
camels when too young to go on long
treks being carried in these panniers,
and they are always used for the Be
This tribe has many quaint and curl
ous customs. Perhaps the most curi
ous of these is the manner In which
they show their esteem for certain
strangers. One evening when a young
camel had been killed for the meal I
noticed the women collecting the
blood In a bowl. Then, to my aston
ishment, they started painting my
camels on the necks and flanks with
the blood. Unknowingly I was the
recipient of the greatest honor that
can be paid a stranger. The blood
dried on and remained for a long
time, actlng'as a talisman among all
the Sherarat tribe. Douglas Carro
thera In Wide World Magazine.
Smoking That Maddens.
Marihuana Is a weed used by people
of the lower class and sometimes by
soldiers, but those who make larger
use of It are prisoners sentenced to
long terms. The use of the weed and
Its sale, especially In barracks and
prisons, are very severely punished;
yet It has many adepts, and Indian
women cultivate It because they sell It
at rather high prices. The dry leaves
of marihuana alone or mixed with to
bacco make the smoker wilder than a
wild beast It Is said that immediately
after the first three or four drafts of
smoke smokers begin to feel a slight
headache; then they sec everything
moving, and finally they lose all con
trol of their mental faculties. Every
thing, the smokers say, takes the
shape of a monster, and men look like
devils. They begin to fight, and. of
course, everything smashed Is a mon
ster "killed." But there arc Imaginary
beings whom the wild man cannot kill,
and these Inspire fear until the man Is
panic stricken and runs. Mexican
The Curse ef Cowdray.
Cowdray, once the estate of the earls
of Egmont and now In the possession
of Lord Cowdray, better known as Sir
Weetman Pearson, Is the subject of a
very Interesting superstition. Shortly
after the dissolution of the monasteries
Cowdray was conferred upon Sir An
thony Browne, the father of the first
Lord Montague, who had already been
given Battle Abbey as a reward for
his services to Henry VIIL The story
goes that Sir Anthony, who had de
stroyed the church and the cloisters in
Battle Abbey, was visited in the great
hall as be was holding his first feast
by one of the dispossessed monks, who
after solemnly cursing him, prophesied
that his family should perish by fire
and water. Two centuries and a half
later the prophecy was tragically ful
filled. In 1793 the house was destroy
ed by fire and within a week of that
disaster the last Lord Montague lost
his life in Germany in an unsuccessful
attempt to shoot the falls of the Rhine.
Belts by the Pound.
A western senator of ample physical
proportions was endeavoring to obtain
a belt at a Washington haberdashery.
He was having a difficult time In se
lecting a belt whose design struck his
fancy as well as of proper require
ments for his girth.
"How much Is that one?' he de
manded of the clerk, who was entirely
unaware of the distinguished charac
ter of the patron.
"That Is $4," said the salesman.
"Four dollars!" exclaimed the sena
tor. "Isn't that an awful price for a
"Yes, sir," admitted the man behind
the counter; "but, yon see, sir, after
they get Into the regular surcingle size
we charge for 'em by the pound."
A record of brevity In a holiday cor
respondence was established by a
Frenchman In the eighteenth century.
Voltaire and Piton, the epigrammatist
exchanged challenges to wrlto the
shortest possible letter. So, when Vol
taire was starting on a Journey, he
wrote to Piton, "Eo rus," which Is
the complete Latin for "I am going to
the country." Plton's answer was
Just "I"-complete Latin far "Go!"
In business correspondence the rec
ord is divided between Victor Hugo,
who, anxious to know bow his "Lcs
Miserable" was going, wrote to tho
publisher, "?' and the publisher, who
triumphantly replied. "!"
A Servile House of Lords.
When King Henry VIII.'s name was
spoken in his presence in the house of
lords every peer prostrated himself
with Asiatic servility. An entry in the
records of the bouse gives the sub
stance of a speech delivered by the
chancellor on Jan. 1C, 1541, in which
the king's goodness and wisdom are
extolled, and it tells us that whenever
his majesty was mentioned, "which
happened often," all the lords prostrat
ed themselves, bowing to the ground
as one man.
The Important Personage.
"Are you the owner of this place?"
asked the book agent
"I am," replied Farmer CorntasseL
"Anything I can do for you?"
"No. The chances are that you are
too hard worked to have time to read
anything and that you haven't any
spare change anyhow. Let me talk
to the hired man." Washington Star.
"I never saw any one so timid as
Henpeck is." remarked Wlgger. "Why,
he's like a mouse In his own bouse."
"Nonsense!" exclaimed Wagger. "Bis
wife Isn't the least bit afraid of him.'
And War Continued.
Miss Goodley Bess saya she's ready
to make up If you are. Miss Cutting
Tell her I'd be ready to make up, too.
If I had a complexion as muddy aa
hers. Phlladelohla Ledger.
Far Asttd of ixatslin Frea a
COMPARISON OF TWO STATES
Bank Statistics Show That ths Pa
cific Coast Commonwealth Out
classes Her Southern Rlvnl Some
Items That Ought to Tell Heavily
as Arguments For ths City of San
"With no design to lay bare a ri
val's hard circumstances, but to as
certain definitely the relaVve and
comparative ability of California and
Louisiana, and of San Francfcco and
New Orleans, to finance and handle
a world's fair, the Calif o rati Exposl
committee has been looking into the
banking figures of the two states and
two cities," says the San Francisco
Call. "The showing is tremendously
against Louisiana and New Orleans.
"Herewith are some items that
ought to tell heavily as financial
arguments for San Francisco They
are taken from the report of the na
tional monetary commission and re
late almost wholly to conditions on
April 28. 1909. That they a- exact
and authentic there can be no ques
tion. "The results of the comparison are
striking. For example, with compar
atively equal populations, California
has four dollars of banking resources
to Louisiana's one. The savings de
posits of the states are 13 to 1 In
California's favor, ranking California
fourth in the Union in this respect
and Louisiana twenty-fourth.
"San Francisco's 200,000 savings
depositors have $154,000,000 tucked
away; New Orleans shows 55.000
such depositors with only $17,000,000
laid up against that rainy day. San
Francisco's savings banks paid their
passbook holders in interest In the
year covered by the report upward
of $5,000,000; New Orleans savings
depositors in th same period were
credited with a little more than a
quarter of a million.
"According to the report of the
comptroller of tho currency, the na
tional banks of San Francisco In
creased their total resources $103.
000.000 In the year 1909-1910; New
Orleans national banks Increased a
little more than $2,000,000.
"Below are the precise figures:
Comparltlve Banking Statistics Relative
to California and Louisiana.
Population June 1. 1909 1.732.000
Capital of all banks $ 99.9G7.il69.S2
Average per capita 57.72
Individual deposits 567.1S5.799.00
Avenure Dcr capita 327.47
Total resources of 812.969.SS0. 00
Average per capita 488.70
Total aa vines deposits 281.228.437. 28
Number of savings depos
Total depositors 890.149
Average amount of savings
Amount paid savings de
positors In interest 1903-9 8,122,906.79
Ranks fourth among states of the
Union In amount of savings deposits.
Ranks seventh among states In num
ber of savings depositors.
Population June 1. 1909... 1.042.009
Capital of all banks S 21.955.800.90
Average per capita 13.S7
Individual deposits 90.504.530.00
Averago per capita 55. IS
Total resources of 158.042.502.00
Average per capita 96.61
TSUI savings deposits 21.356.283.90
Ktuaber of savings depos
Vital depositors 163.814
Average amount of savings
Amount paid savings de
positors ta interest 1903-9 S01.527.T3
Ranks twenty-fourth among states of
the Union In amount of savings deposits.
Ranks twenty-seventh among states in
number of savings depositors.
Total savings deposits $153,792,136.08
Total Individual deposits . 243.927.437.47
Number of savings depos
Total number of depositors 252.539
Average savings deposit .. 740.09
Amount paid savings de
positors in Interest 6.S23.827.65
Increase In total resources
Of national banks 1909-10 103.620.828.96
Total savings deposits $ 16.856.783.49
Total Individual deposits.. 42.979.077.1S
Number of savings depos
Total number of depositors 74.019
Average savings deposit .. 300.00
Amount paid savings de
positors In Interest 285.157.10
Increase In total resources
of national banks 1909-10 2.370.226.71
Note. The figures above given are
taken from the report of the national
monetary commission, and except as
noted relate to April 23. 1909.
The last comparison is taken from the
reports of the comptroller of the cur
rency." Hint to Louisiana.
Louisiana will have to be up and
doing If It Is to capture the Panama
International Exposition of 1915. A
special session of the California leg
islature has proposed two amend
ments to the state constitution which
will allow an additional 910.000.000
for the financing of the exposition,
and over $7,000,000 has already bees
provided by private subscription.
Deeclares For San Francises.
Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans, re
tired, has declared himself In favor
sf San Francisco aa the place for
holding the international exposition
to celebrate the opening of the Pan
ama canal in 1915. He bases his
preference on San Francisco's pres
ent prominence and future as a great
rt Oswego (N. T.) Tn
Her Mother You must be patient
with him. The Bride Ob. I am. I
know It will take- time for him to see
that he can't have bis own way.
It takes one hour to know a French
man, one month to know a German
and almost a lifetime to know an Eng
lishman well. Rome Corriere.
It is ever true that he who does
nothing for others does nothing for
Qniccrics sud Supk Dry
Comer Eleventh and Olive Streets
Our goods are of the best
quality, second to none, and
will be sold only for cash.
Notice our prices in Groceries and
see what a dollar will buy.
18 pounds of Sugar for $.00
48 lb Sack Peter Schmitt's . nr
Best Flour SI.35
20 lbs Navy Beans $1,00
5 lbs of First Class Coffee $1.00
12 Cans of Sweet Corn $100
12 Cans Peas $1.00
28 bars of Lenox Soap $1.00
100 lbs of Cabbage $1.25
1 25c pkg of Star Naptha washing 0fu
5 lbs good rice. . -. 2SC
3 pks Egg-o-see Corn Flakes 25C
These prices are good from Nov. 10 to 17.
Come in and examine our stock of Dry
Goods. It is now complete and well selected
We have it for ladies, children and men
in single garments or union suits.
American prints of all descriptions, first Cn
class goods will be sold at, per yard. - Ju
Now is the season, they will be sold at
200 yards at 5c
Fancy Outing, worth 15c 10c
Dress Outing worth 15c 12 l-2c
A good line of Cotton and Woolen Blan
kets from 48c to $3.50.
Men's dress and working shirts, wont
ing pants, overlls and sweaters, also boys'
A fine selection of Sofa Pillows and Jap
anese drawn work.
Have curtain and roller shades will be
sold at reduced prices.
In Hosiery we have the Armor Plate,
the best made. Try a pair.
The Tyrant In the Field.
There have been few commanders so
tyrannous as Lopez, the dictator of
Paraguay, when, in the war of 1SG3-70,
It fought single banded the neighbor
ing countries of Argentina, Brazil and
Uruguay. Lopez, says Sir. W. II. Koe
bel in bis "Argentina, was wont to
carry the theory of victory or death to
an uncomfortable point. "Officers
were executed for mere remarks
whose tone fell beneath the standard
of confidence that Lopez had set up
for himself. One. for instance, was
shot for having announced In the
course of his duty that tlw iiiiiiy was
strongly Intrenched! Another met his
end ou account of uu unguarded
speech to the effect that t'n Para
guayan army was actiistu.:i ?! to mint
the enemv's Ioss-s and finder it- vi."
10c Candy Counter
Nothing Over 10c per Pound.
Post Cards, le each; 10c per dozen
We, the Peeple.
The phrase "We. the people of the
United States." In the preamble of the
constitution read In the first draft of
the constitution as follows: "We. the
people of New Hampshire, Massachu
setts. Itbode Island, Connecticut, New
York. New Jersey, Pennsylvania. Del
aware, Maryland. Virginia. North Car
olina, South Carolina and Georgia. d
ordain, declare and establish." etc.
Though unanimously adopted by the
convention, the wording had to be
changed to "We, the people," simply
because the constitution, which had
not as yet leen ratified, was to go Into
effect when ratified by nine states,
and, not knowing which states were
to ratify, the naming of the states
was, of course, out of the question.
New York American.
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