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Competition beats combination, but
combination manages to get away with
The supreme court mandamus em
bodies a gentle hint to the South Omaha
The cry of beef, beef troubled George
Washington In his camp at Valley Forge
a good deal, and yet the, continental
army had never heard of a beef trust
Another mountain of gold has been
found In the state of Washington. That
is not the first mountain of gold, how
ever, that has been" discovered on the
The most lucrative nlckel-ln-the-slot
machine Is the 5-cent savings bank of
Boston, which has . IM.OOO.OOO In de
posits and a surplus of 2,225,000 to
divide among Its stockholders.
It Is still a very pertinent question
whether the School Book trust has surH
tlcnt'lnfluence in the Board of Educa
tion to extend the term of Superintend
ent fearse "Just one year more."
If the glorification of the veterans
who wore the gray continues at the
present rate the veterans who wore the
blue will soon have to apologise for
fighting to save the union under the
Stars and Stripes.
Congressman Hopkins of Illinois will
orgauizo and run the republican state
convention, but still Congressman Hop
kins will have a good many obstacles
to overcomo on the road from the Illi
nois convention hall to the United
States senate chamber.
A Chicago free-trade paper has raised
the cry, "Let us have free meat" 'Why
not? Why not also free bread? Why
not start the cry for free board and
lodging at once? That would be popu
lar providing the grub was good and
the lodging comfortable.
J. Sterling Morton, who can be ear
castle on occasions, refers to the ladles
who are seeking matrimonial connec
lions with Nebraska widowers and old
bachelors as a job lot of, shelf-worn fe
males with matrimonial aspirations
Tatronlze home Industry.
It never rains but it pours. The ad
ranee In the price of beef and butter
aggravating enougn, but the 20 per
cent increase In the carriage hire for
Sunday funerals will compel people
dlo in the middle of the week In ord
to avoid the exactions of the livery
There Js nothing small about the On
tral American republics. They oulv
want 17,000,000 spot cash for a permit
to allow the United States to spend sev
erai nunared millions In building an
isiumiau canal mat would double or
treble property values In those torrid
and horrid countries.
It now looks as It the asset currency
recommended by the committee
banks and currency in the lower house
of congress would not be recognized
a long-felt want by the rank and rile
republicans. The Indiana state conven
tion fought shy of the scheme, although
its endorsement wag pressed very hard
by eminent Indiana current reformers.
Fishing up the musty records of 1803,
1807 and 1872 may afford Interesting
pastime to the law department of the
Union Pacific, but good horse sense
would suggest that the settlement of the
controversy over the proposed removal
of the Union Pacific foundry would be
reached much eaaivr by getting the man
agera of the road and the mayor and
council together for an amicable con
IT S VOr THKT ARE FJsH50 FOR.
At the recent mooting of the fusion
reform state committees a sidelight wss
thrown upon the beef Issue that Is very
siifrgootlve. A prominent democrat Is
quoted as saying to former Secretary
rorter: "The dnte set for the fusion
convention Is altogether too early. It
should have been decided to hold the
onventlon In August. About that time
the people will be worked up over the
teef trust and Intercut would be aroused
In the fusion convention."
"Not much," replied Mr. Torter, "the
fuslonlsts are selling beef cattle these
days and the price Is 7 cents a pound."
"Therefore," put In the democrat "yon
should hold your convention In eastern
Nebraska, where the people buy more
beef than they sell. You will get more
otes from the consumers than the farm
ers. ' Hut Mr. I'orter tiiougbt not
This recalls forcibly the exclamation
f General Silas A. Strickland, one of
the republican war horses Of the '70s,
who, when asked In a republican con
ference what moral effect the position of
he party on a certain Issue would have.
responded: "It isn't morals tut Votes
we are fishing for Just now."
Commenting on the Porter incident
the popocratlc ouran of these parts says:
It Is true there are a number of fusion-
lsts who are selling beef cattle these I
days, but there are a largo number of
people comprised of democrats, repub
licans, fuslonlsts, prohibitionists and so
cialists who are not selling beef cattle
these days, and many of them find It
difficult to buy beef for food, and some
of these are unable to use beef as food
on account of the present high prices."
But will the fuslonlsts who are selling
beef on the hoof at 7 cents per pound
continue to vote with any party that
promises to knock down the price of
beef? That Is the question that must
force itself upon the popocratlc leaders
who want to recapture Nebraska this
fall. They care little as to whether the
democrats, prohibitionists or socialists
at beef three times a day or only twice
a day, or whether they drink beer once
a week or whenever they are thirsty.
It is not morals but votes they are
fishing for, and they know there are
80,000 votes on the farm interested in
high-priced beef, high-priced butter and
high-priced eggs. This Is evidently the
view of the men who represent the Ne
braska fusion reform forces in congress,
who are reported to bo a unit against
the repeal or reduction of the tariff on
cattle and meat products.
CCBAX 8UUAR IJiVISTlOATlOX.
The senate committee on relations
with Cuba, to which was referred a res
olution offered by Senator Teller direct
ing an investigation as to the owner
ship of the present crop of Cuban sugar,
has decided to comply with the resolu
tion. It sets forth that according to
report nearly the entire crop has been
purchased and is held by the Sugar
trust which alone would benefit by any
concession given to the raisers of cane
sugar In Cuba. The committee on rela
tions with Cuba Is directed to make an
investigation as to the ruth of such
charge and report to the 'senate, and to
report In addition thereto what is the
normal cost of making sugar in the
island of Cuba; also, If any concessions
shall be made In the way of a reduction
of the duty on sugar coming from Cuba
Into the United States, what conces
sions should be made by the govern
ment of Cuba on articles produced In
the United States and exported Into said
Island, In order to make a reciprocal
and equitable arrangement as to ex
ports to Cuba and Imports therefrom to
the United States.
The charge has repeatedly been made
that nearly the entire crop of Cuban
sugar Is owned by the trust and al
though the statement has been contra
dicted by General Wood, there is a
pretty general impression, quite Justified
by the efforts of the Sugar trust to se
cure tariff concessions, that the charge
has a very substantial foundation. It is
easy to understand that in such a mat
ter the trust would take every precau
tlon to keep Its transactions secret, so
that even General Wood could learn but
little about them. Possibly the senate
committee will not be entirely success
ful in getting at the facts, but the in
vestigation la a proper one to make
and will satisfy the public mind. It Is
manifestly of very considerable Im
portance to ascertain, If It can be done.
whether or not the Cuban sugar crop
Is owned by the trust
A COMPLICATED StTUATtUX.
So complicated is the situation In re
gard to the Cuban reciprocity bill that
It is quite Impossible to foreseo what
will be the outcome. The conferences
already held among republican sen
ators nave disclosed divisions among
them, the dividing line being the Mor
ris amendment removing the differential
on refined sugar. It Is stated that as
a concrete proposition none of the re
publicans want the differential duty re
moved, but as a matter of expediency
some of them are prepared to accept
the amendment, with a proviso specif
ically declaring that the' countervailing
duty ou sugar coming from export
bounty-paying countries shall not be re
moved. Perhaps a majority of the re
publican senators are in favor of
eliminating the amendment and convert
lug the house bill into a measure for
unconditional reciprocal exchange of
products at a higher rate of reduction
than Is proposed In the house bllL It
Is recognized, however, that the accom
pllshment of this Is very doubtful, since
It will be opposed by the democrats and
the be-t sugar senators.
It la said to be the unanimous opinion
of the republican senators that the bill
should be reported In some form and
also as to the necessity for an amend
ment making It plain that the counter
vailing duty was not to be Included In
the repeal of the differential It Is
debatable question whether the counter
vailing duty Is not Included In the Mor
rls amendment and It .' Is reasonably
certain that that point will be made
clear In any bill thrt come from' the
senate? committee. There appears to be
a pretty general sentiment among re
publican senators In favor of modifying
the hmise measure by striking out the
conditions requiring the Cuban legisla
ture to pass Immigration and antl-sllmo
contract laws similar to those of this
Gf course the democratic senators are
taking a very active interest In the"
situation and they are said to be, with
the exception of the Louisiana senators,
unanimous In favor of removing the
differential duty. This Is of course lu
accord with the antl-protectlon policy
of the party and the democrats see In It
an opportunity to make some political
capital. Whatever measure the repub
licans shall decide upon a prolonged
contest is assured and, as we have al
ready remarked, no safe prediction can
now be made as to the outcome. Rarely
has congress bad to deal with a more
TBE BRITISH CORN DCTIS9.
The debate in the House of Commons
a few days ago on the corn duties pro
vided for In the budget was chiefly In
teresting from the fact that the defend
ers of the new policy made no attempt
to deny that tho tax on food would
own the wav for a widening area of ln-
dim,t taxatloa through the adoption inl
time of a thoroughgoing tariff for rev
enue. This Is the natural trend of
events rather than a revival of a pro
tectionist system, though there Is no
doubt that the immediate effect is to
somewhat strengthen protection senti
While there is no evidence yet that a
popular agitation against tho corn du
ties will be organized, that is very
likely to happen unless the prediction
of the chancellor of the exchequer, that
the advance in the price of bread will
recede so soon as the trade has adjusted
Itself to the new conditions, shall be
realized. The masses of the English
people are not well prepared to have the
cost of bread , permanently Increased
through taxation. In 1901 there was a
decline in wages In England and there
s no promise that they are to be re
stored. There has been an Increase of
pauperism in London alone, according
to the workhouse returns, of about 14
per cent the numbers now in receipt of
Indoor relief being the largest since
1873. In 1900, which is the iutest date
to which the official reports of the post
office savings banks have been Issued,
the deposits amounted to only $ 11,475,
000, us against withdrawals totaling
$191,155,000, and in the latter part of
lust year a run began on the postal sav
ings banks which the government had
great trouble In checking.
These facts discredit the statement of
tho chancellor of the exchequer that the
spending power of the British people
has not been impaired and show that
the spending power manifested is of
artificial stimulation and at the ex
pense of the savings bank account The
hope of early peace In South Africa is
doubtless largely the reason why there
Is no popular agitation against the tax
Chicago has dispatched a delegation
to Berlin to invite the emperor of Ger
many to participate In the projected
spectacular Olympian games, which are
to be held about the same time the St.
Louis World's fair Is expected to be in
full blast. If sublime audacity counts
for anything Chicago surely will manage
to outstrip St Louis even with Suntos
Dumont circulating In his flying ma
chine around the cupola of the St Louis
court house. The only wonder Is that
Chicago has not also deputed four or
five American archbishops to Korne to
Invite Pope Leo to take a hand In the
Olympian foot ball match.
When asked by a New York Herald
reporter whether he would favor the ad
mission' of free cattle from Canada, Mex
ico and Argentine Into this country to
bring about a reduction in the price of
meat Congressman Sballenberger de
clared point blank that he would not be
In favor of any measure that would i be
detrimental to the cattle Interests of Ne
braska. That man Shallenberger should
be disciplined at once by the World
Herald and made to recant or make up
his mind to stay at home after his pres
ent term expires.
While all democrats agree that the
republican plan for governing the Phil
ippines Is absolutely raw, the demo
cratic leaders at Washington "have as
yet failed to formulate any polity on
which all democrats could agree. The
policy advocated by the democrats In
the senate is to ask England, Germany,
Ilussla and Japun to help us let go of
the Islands. The policy of the house
committee Is to keep the islands eight
years and then let the islands go with
out the aid or consent of any nation on
The battle for equitable taxation was
not conducted on political party lines
and the victory should not be trans
muted into political capMal for anybody.
The political creed of, the men at the
head of the movement or that of the
lawyers who conducted the prosecution
In the courts should cut no more figure
thau their religious creed.
Three republican congressional con
ventions have already been called and
two more will doubtless be called within
the next week, but the call for the meet
lug of the congressional committee of
the Second district convention will re
main In Mr. Blackburn's capacious
pocket for an Indefinite period.
- Aa Oratarleal Water Care. '
Senator Morgan continues to supply the
senate with abort section, of bl canal
speech. This is a great dea)Ilk an ora
torical water cur.
Aa sCvalatloa laiaaaaa.
With the passing of the baggage amasher
the United State will be taking a distinct
atep onward la the march of clvtlisatioa.
la future years a battered Saratoga will b
relio to be exhibited vita the sua
coaches, spinning wheel and other objects
that har been superseded and almost for
Money as Floater.
8 1. Louis Olobe-Democrat.
Th new Morgan liners will start In with
a cash barking of $144,000,000, which will
certainly entitle them to the distinction of
being classed as topliners. '
All Haajfla Satlaei1.
Bt. Tsui rioneer Press.
The fact that the senate passed the river
and harbor bill la less tban two hour! In
dicate that every senator must have got
everything he wanted out of it.
The Indiana Plan.
Kansas City Star.
Nobody wanti the radical, sweeping, revo
lutionary assault on Industrial combina
tions, against which Mr. Beverldge warn
the country. But If the republican party
Is either wise or honest, It will adjust
the tariff schedules so as to put s check
on monopolies, and at the lame time ex
tend the foreign trade of the country.
What Mr. Beverldge says of the Intimate
relation of one American Industry to an
other American Industry Is true to a great
extent, of the relattons between nations
engaged In reciprocal trade. It is a most
short-sighted policy to deplete the pocket
of a customer.
Great Qneatlens la Coart.
Pome of the most Important question re
lating to the right of states and to the
systems of commerce between the states
will be decided In a short time by the fed
eral supreme court. The right of the peo
ple in one state or territory to draw off for
purposes of Irrigation the water of a river
running through other states or territories
or forming a boundary line will be the sub
ject of one decision. The apparently tri
fling question of prohibiting express com
panies from carrying packages of lottery
tickets from one state to another will be
decided next week. This will be a most
Important decision. It will Involve the
right of congress .to suppress sn evil by
an Interstate commerce act.
The So car W( Ahaorw.
According to calculations made by the
Treasury Bureau of Statistic the consump
tion of sugar in the United States has
grown from 1,272,426,342 pounds In 1870 to
6,813.987,840 pounds in 1891. The per capita
consumption la now sixty-eight pound, as
compared with thirty-three pounds In 1870.
The consequences of this remarkable change
upon the physical condition of the people,
one way or the other, must be material.
Whether It Is for Improvement or Impair
ment of physical strength and endurance la
a question. About one-sixth of the amount
consumed Is produced In the United State
and another sixth In our Insular posses
sion, while about a fourth comes from
Cuba. Two-thirds of the sugar produced
in the United State last year was from
cane, and the rest came from the new beet
BCOOT FOR TALL TIMBER.
Windy Vaughn Threatens to Kidnap
the Blind Goddeas.
New York Evening Post.
There I an inelegant and injurious old
saying to the effect that a fool Is born
every minute. This Is probably a rash an-,
nouncement, not based, there Is reason to
believe, on adequate Investigation or on
statistical data. But, whatever the tact
may be about fools. It !s reasonably safe to
declare that a new political party Is
born almost every day.-' There Is a new one
at Washington,,. C though, what they
want of a political party at Washington,
where nobodyvote. Is more or less difficult
to see. The new one at Washington ha
to do with Justice, with a very large J;
Justice for the needy and worthy si-slaves,
Justico for southern taxpayers. Justice for
every man of every color, creed and clime,
Justice for the Jew and for the Gentile,
for the Protestant and the Catholic, for the
rich and for the poor, as well aa for every
man, woman, child or thing which can be
described in words. All these, and much
more, are demanded In the platform. The
party is the pet Idea of a worthy person
named Vaughn, who was at one time mayor
of Council Bluffs, la., but who now live In
Washington. A circular. Issued in the
course of the new party' propaganda, says
that the platform Is "simple, but strong
enough to bear any weight." An unsympa
thetic observer might call attention to the
fact that political parties, without excep
tlon, demand Justice for everything In sight,
and that some statement as to the exact
brand of Justice aimed at by the new party
might prove more convincing. But this sug
gestion, It Is assumed, coming from such a
ource, would not disturb Mr. Vaughn In
Chicago expend J3.100.000 a year for It
police department and 11,870.000 for Its fire
Oreson is wsrmlng up, and the hustings
are ringing with political keynote. Elec
tion day I June 2.
With Windy Vaughn a eponaor and guar
dian of the new "Justice party," the time
has come for the blind goddea to flee to a
nunnery or aome other secluded spot.
v-np the time betna- the legislature of
Maryland holds the record for a short extra
session, consuming only two and a half
hours" time In transacting It huilness.
The governor of Arkansas bears the name
of Jeff Davis, and aa a consequence la al-
moet constantly In trouble. Now his church
people are roasting him because be breaks
away from his troubles occaalonally and
gets hilariously Jagged.
The amount of money appropriated to
run the government of New York state for
the current year Is 132.749,983.39. The bulk
of thia sum la raised from source other
than direct taxation, which amounts to
only 13-100ths of a mill.
Mayor Glover of Bluff City, Kan., has Juat
been elected to hi thirteenth consecutive
term mayor. Hi honor says he found It
rough sledding for a couple of term, but
now ha hi Job so well In hand that every
thing run very moothiy.
New York Bryanlte are out with knives
and cleaver specially edged for the cuticle
of D. B. Hill. They call themselves the
liberal deraociatlc party and will hold a
state convention for the purpose of throw
ing a bouquet of bombs at Wolfert'a Roost.
The "concord of sweet sounds" whkh
characterized the aesslons of Chicago's city
council since the election waa rudely shat
tered at a late meeting when one member
referred to bis colleague as a "rubberneck:
"Can auch thinga be and overcome im Ilk a
summer cloud without our special won
The recent episode In the United States
senate waa epllhetlcally tame when com
pared with the exchange of oratorical com
pliment In the Newfoundland legislature.
One warm member eipreaed the opinion
that the minister of finance was "a liar, i
bumptious, noisy cad, a braggart, a cow
ard. an aa. a blackguard and a vile char
The populist and democratic stats con
ventions of Kansas will meet oa different
day thia year, the democratic convention
oa May 21 and tas populist convention oa
June 24. Heretofore the combination be
tween the democrats sod the populist has
bees atronger sod mor effective la Kansas
thaa la any other state of rte country, with
ta slaal exception of Nebraska.
OTHER I. A JDS. THAK OVR".
The Belgian government ha for the time
suppressed the agitation for a rational re
form of the electorate by applying the
mailed hand. In doing so It has doubt 1cm
merely deferred the day of evil for Itself.
The demand of the socialists and liberals
was a reasonable one. They asked for fair
representation, nothing more. Their claims
ahould not be confounded with the extreme
demands of the anarchists. If these had
been acceded to the psrty In power woul 1
doubtless have been dislodged from office
which Is now held through a majority vote
cast by a trlnorlty of privileged electors.
The Belgian government is behind the age
If It think seriously that such a condition
ran be Indefinitely maintained. The pres
ent Action of universal suffrage will have
to give way sooner or later to the genuine
article, when class privilege will disappear
In the exercise of the right to vote, and
every elector will approach the polls on
equal terms. Leopold II might have recov
ered some of his lost popularity had he fa
vored the change now. As It was he op
posed the proposed reform and he will, as
a result, be more heartily bated now than
he ever was before by the majority of his
The Prussian persecutions of the Poles In
the eastern province continue. Proceed
ing were recently taken sgalnst a number
of Polish children who sang Polish songs
on the way home from school. Not only
did they sing Polish song, but they "dem
onstrated" against other scholars who sang
German song. The offending children were
placed In the dock and forty-six witnesses
were examined sgalnst them. The prose
cuting counsel Insisted that the children
should go to prison. Fines, he said, were
no punishment, as money could be collected
In Germany and abroad to pay the fines.
An example must be made which would
strike terror into the agitators. The court
finally acquitted the children. Nearly sixty
Russian Polish students, most of whom
belong at the Technical college at Charlot-
tenburg, have been expelled from Prussia
on the charge of political agitation. The
most extraordiuary thing about the affair
is that the exiles have found asylum In
Russian Poland without any objections be
ing made by the,local authorities, notwith
standing the fact that the Prussian press
has constantly warned Russia against "nur
turing such reptiles at her bosom." In
contradistinction to the account of this In
cident, which was published In the Polish
Kuryer Poznaskl (Posen Courier), the Na
tional Zeltung learns that only those stu
dents were expelled who had been caught
attending secret meetings. The Polish Jour
nal stated that all the non-Prussian Polish
students whether politically compromised
or not, had been thus summarily dealt
In his recent passage through Russia
Colonel Marchand talked freely with vari
ous Journalists of the future of China, giv
ing utterance to the most pessimistic
views. He said that he expected the recent
outbreak against foreigners to be repeated
within the next four or five years. It Is his
opinion that the Chinese in their profound
admiration for the dowager empress and
their blind confidence In her will be drawn
Into the gravest complications by this
ambitious, energetio and daring woman,"
who, while pretending to have resigned
herself to the new situation, has not lost
her hatred of the foreigners - or ceased
dreaming of sanguinary revenge, for which
the colonel think she will make great
preparations during the next few years.
He is persuaded that the Chinese people,
opposed as tbey are to all Idea of friendship
with Europeans, will easily allow them
selves to be dragged into fresh hostilities
against them at what they may deem a
favorable opportunity. Colonel Marchand
apoke in terms of admiration of the Si
berian and especially of th Manchurlan
railways, and of their great value In the
event of Russia, the advance guard of Eu
rope In the far east, having to repel a
Chlneae invasion. "That is why," he ad
ded, "all European countries are themselves
Interested in the maintenance and the se
curity of these Important railways, for the
protection of which Russia has organized
very efficient measures." He declares that
the Russian soldiers Intrusted with the pro
tection of the lines live on excellent terms
with the local population, but does not ap
pear to have heard anything about their
Mall details continue to Justify and em
phasize the cable reports of the ever-Increasing
seriousness of the student ques
tion In Russia. It appears that, in addition
to the 600 Moscow students who were exiled
or sent to prison at Archangel, a large
number of their associates are still In con
finement In the city. The feelings of their
relatives toward the government may be
imagined. There seems to be some uncer
tainty as to the origin of the petition that
was sent to the American consul In Mos
cow. This purported to come from the
mothers and sisters of the Imprisoned stu
dents, and warmly protested against the
cruelties to which the prisoners were sub
jected. The czar, it was added, must be
Ignorant of the facts of the case, or he,
with his well known kindness , of heart,
would at once put a stop to ths conduct of
the local authorities. Ths consul, as the
representative of the free and enlightened
American nation," waa begged to make
known to his majesty the cruelties that
were perpetrated In his name. It must be
remembered that all the punishments In
flicted upon the students have been im
posed by "administrative order," without
trial or examination. In some cases It is
known that perfectly Innocent youth have
been aent to priaon. Including aome who
refused to have anything to do with revo
lutionary proceedings. A correspondent of
a London paper writes that such aympathy
as ever existed between the authorities and
the middle classes has been destroyed by
The French government recently Issued
an important decree reorganizing the whole
system of tne coast naval defense of th
country. Instead of the director of ub
marine defenses having the control of the
torpedo boats, each port la to have an inde
pendent authority subordinate only to the
maritime prefect, and through him to th
minister of marine. The supply of lieu
tenant and ensign for the torpedo boat
and submarine being Insufficient, which Is
not astonishing In view of the rapid growth
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of the Bubmarlne fleet, master pilots are to
have the command of some of the torpedo
boats, and the latter are to be grouped
In pairs so as to assist each other In search
of the enemy. The first torpedo boat of each
group will be under the command of a lieu
tenant or ensign, and the second under a
master pilot. In each center the force will
be divided into two divisions, the first of
which will be kept fully manned, while the
second will only have a crew sufficient for
the maintenance of the vessels. Only after
the first division has been in actual contact
with the enemy will it be followed by the
second. The crew will spend three months
alternately on board the reserve and ac
tive vessels, the first division having a
mobilization of some days at the end of
each three months. Measures are to be
taken for testing the endurance of the
torpedo boats and their capabilities of
speed, and a system of workshops Is to be
established for temporary repairs. This
new organization is expected to Increase
greatly the present effectiveness of coast
defense, and th whole system, will be un
der the supervision of a vice admiral, who
will be responsible for its working order.
Chicago Tribune: "Roast beef, corned
"Beef?" snorted the economical guest.
"Beef? I can't afford luxuries. Brlna me
some strawberry shortcake!"
Philadelphia Press: Miss Passay
Mamma said she would call here today
to buy the candles for my birthday cake.
Grocer's Clerk I guess not. She was
here, but she only bought two dosen.
Washington Star: "Don't go 'roun' telltn'
yoh troubles," said t'nele Kben. "It lea'
makes folk susulcloua dat you Is aittln'
ready to borrow money."
Philadelphia Press: Mr. Bubbubs Well,
thank goodness! I won't have to bother
with the furnace much longer. Summer's
Mrs. Subbubs That reminds me. You d
better take our lawn mower Into town
and have it fixed.
Mr. Subbubs Gee whiz, woman! Tou're
a cheerful companion!
'Oh vh tiA'a m ilnvA
asserted the well-Informed man.
"Why, he's so accustomed to raising prices
Norfolk Jacket Suits
The popular style for boys from 3 to 10
years, is a single-breasted Norfolk Jacket,
with two pleats in back and front. We havn
it in variety of materials, blue serge, and gray
and brown fancy mixtures, at
$3.50, 4.50, 5, 6.50, 7.50
No Clothing Fits Like Ours.
It isn't every store that carries such com
plete lines as we carry in furnishings for the
little fellows. We have the Russian Blouse
a great variety of patterns, at from 50c to
11.50, 2 to 8 years, and the blouse or semi
shirt at 50c and up in a wide range of styles,
7 to 10 years. Hats and caps in endless array
at popular price. Wash suits are all here,
waiting your pleasure, 2 to 12 years, $1.00 up
to f 10.00.
Exclusive Clothiers and Furnishers.
H. S. Wilcox, Manager.
There are cheap baking powders,
made from alum, but they are ex
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astringent and cauterizing; qualities
add a dangerous element to food.
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that he has sold out hi coat business and
bought a controlling Interest In an Ice
Chicago Post: "Don't you think that a
public office Is a public trust?"
"Well, yes, in the sense that a trust is a
combination of men organized for profit,
Pittsburg Chronicle: "When I was In
Venice a gondolier deceived me shame
fully." said Trotter. "While pretending to
shield me from the overcharges of others
he actually charged me double price."
"That pretense waa only a Venetian
blind, then," commented Spifflns.
Chicago Tribune: The miser greedily
fingered his gold.
"There is no king but dough, dough!" he
caroled In a harsh, cracked voice.
Philadelphia Press: When she arose from
the dead the sound of a horn smote upon
her ears. "What Is that?" she Inquired.
"That." replied her quondam husband
from the next grave, "is Oabrtel a trump."
"Ah!" she said, in a dased way, "what
A nt SDRED YEARS FROM SOW.
r S. W.'GTilllan In loe Angeles HeraTd.
When a look ahead shows you nothing but
the thickest sort of gloom.
When you're worried to the center ef
When your plans have all miscarried ana
proved castle in the air,
And you've nothing in your pocket but a
hole- .. .
Then's the time to reason thuswise:
"What's the use to make a row?
Who can tell a bit of dlff'rence In a hun
dred years from now?"
When the pathway stretching endwise
tow'rd life's slowly setting sun
Shows the lions with their chains all hid
from view, .....
When it seems there's "nothing doing" In
the providential line.
And when everything (except the sky)
Then Is not the time to falter or turn
backward from the plow;
Will it make a bit of dlff'rence In a hun
dred years from now?
Tet there's one thing will make dlff'rence
ten long decades further on;
It's the way you bear your, troubles day
If you keep your top-llp stiffened and a
smile upo.i your face
As you stride toward the Hons In the
Then the worried world will carry fewer
wrinkles on lta brow,
And 'twill really make some dlffrence in a
hundred years from now.
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