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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION".
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Less unsold tuples 11,410
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1ully average XU.O-tO
GEORGE B. TZSCHl'CK,
Subscribed In my presence ami sworn to
beiore me tins lust uay of August, 1'juo.
(tjettlj Al. 11. HU.NUATE,
W11E.V Oi l' OF 'lOWS.
haerlbers lea viae tha clljr tern
yururily akould liave lUe Uee
mailed tu litem. It la better tbau
u dally letter from borne. Ad
dress will be changed a ofteu us
'1 lie ilUnuU' of the l'lillii'plnos
uiucb bettor Unin tin- n-ilt'iit.s.
What a tiem mcif ia jut now for the
American rfllowo in the country of the
Now tlint u .NcbraeUu iimu hug the
contract for ft-oiling the ennui workers
the cuuhI in uk t he built.
With the iiKht til Raku Instlng Ore
Auyn, the cznr tthould know vhere to
Ulitke lila next levy of troops.
That Itulinn eiirtiitjUiiue may make
Italians lu IxulHlanu detention camp8
Teel resigned to their condition.
Fortunately for the principals, Public
Printer Palmer cannot attribute his re
tirement to the content over the "Iowu
Why can't tin- great international
peaoe-iniiker be Invoked to settle that
little disagreement between Sweden and
Events since the sliiiiiK of the peneo
protocol tco to show that a declaration of
peace does not always Immediately re
Lieutenant tiovernor .Mctiilton's open
ing speech to the republican state con
vention ought to legale the delegates
wlUi some tall stories.
The geographers mni map makers
will now get busy revising their charts
showing the division of territorial pos
sessions hi the fur east.
It might Ik wise for the tzar to aban
don the v'an for the Itussiflcation of
Finland until he has brought his capital
luto harmony with the existing order.
What sort of a display must New
Hampshire have made to have caused
the peace envoys to Imagine that $t).tK)
was necessary to aid state charities?
For the next few month.-, tlie railways
of tlie west will Ihj taxed to their utmost
In moving the crops, but they will not
be severely taxed In paying their taxes.
Since Japanese statesmen have le
KUU to construe the peace treaty It will
be learned Just what the Islander Im
agine they secured by stopping the war.
7he comparative ease with which dis
orders we iv suppressed In Tokio shows
that the Japnuese can teach the litis
ilans something Ivesldes how to conduct
Newspaper paragraphers throughout
the country welcome the re entry of the
lion. P. Crowe within the horizon,
livery one of them Is courageously tak
.u f a shot at him on pa tier.
The Irrepressible coutllct between the
lob" prluters ami the Job print shops
ver the elht hour day is on anil fioni
Kesent Indications it promises to be a
wUlo royal from start t finish.
The report that Aguinaiuo is lu league
lth the bands of ludroncs in Luzon
Htnes at a time to Inform Mr. Hryan
just where to apply for "auti-expan-ilon"
Information when he reaches
Quite apart from the l ligation the
(apauese have been put under to Amer
ea by the recession of Manchuria, the
latlves of Peking have reason to feel
jrateful for the approaching visit of
Mis Alice Roosevelt. The streets of
Peking are being cleaued In Lor honor.
MVTVAL LIFE IXSLRABCE MKTHnns.
The investigation now in progress,
instituted by the New York legislature
Into the practical workings of the so
called mutual life Insurance companies,
has pricked the glittering bubble of
mutuality ami dissipated the common
belief that the wishes of the policy
holders are consulted by the government
of these companies.
At the very outset of the Investigation
It was shown that the participation of
the policyholders In the organization
and government of these companies on
the principle of mutuality ns practiced
at present is a delusion and a snare.
According to the testimony elicited
from officers of the company under in
vestigation, the annual elections are cut
anil dried affairs, prearranged by ex
ecutive committee that exercise arbi
trary and almost unlimited powers.
High officials of the most conspicuous
Insurance companies of America calmly
admit that such a thing as a con
tested election was unheard of and that
the annual number of "ballots cast by
policyholders at each election often num
bered a paltry dozen or less, and those
were for the most part voted by em
ployes or officers of the company on
proxies for absent policyholders. In
spectors of these elections whose duty
it Is under the by-laws to certify their
legality admitted that they commonly
took no steps to determine the eligibility
of the alleged policyholders who might
appear to vote In person, but accepted
on that point the assurance of such
officers of the company, usually the
president or vice president, who happen
to be present.
All these revelations are by no menus
unexpected. The primary object of
mutuality In life Insurance companies
Is to allow each policyholder to par
ticipate in the government of the com
pany In the same manner as a stock
holder participates In the government of
the ordinary corporation. I'nder such
a system it would be next to impossible
for one set of men to continue In office
for a generation or a lifetime; on the
contrary, there would be frequent
changes In the directory and these
changes would be a barrier to frenzied
finance, extravagance and reckless
waste on the part of mutual life com
If the legislatures of New York and of
other states profit by the disclosures con
cerning sham mutuall.ations that have
been made before this investigating
committee, the abuses that have cropped
up Into the government of mutual life
Insurance companies will be eradicated
and mutuallzation will mean In fact
what Its name Implies.
THK i'VBLIC PH1XTINQ.
The summary action of President
Roosevelt lu removing from office the
head of the government printing office,
after having asked for his resignation,
was doubtless due to facta coming
to the president's knowledge of a char
acter to call for the prompt dismissal
of Palmer. Ills humiliation lu the mat
ter Is intensified by the appointment as
hi successor, it Is supisjsed temporarily,
of one of the employes of the office
whom Palmer had sought to get rid
of on the charge of Insubordination and
who is vindicated by the president's
Meanwhile the affairs of the govern
ment printing office are being exposed
and the disclosures show that for some
time they have been very badly, if not
corruptly managed. In one of the cur
rent magazines Mr. W. S. Uossiter.
chief clerk in the census bureau and ex
pert special agent for printing and pub
lishing the twelfth census, n man of
experience lu practical printing, pre
sents facts regarding the mismanage
ment of the government printing office
which conclusively show the necessity
for radical reforms In that establish
ment. He points out the rapid increase
In the expenditures of the office and
says that If the present rate of ihcrease
be maintained during the current decade
the total outlay for printing In those
ten years will exceed $i',(NH",(Xk. He
asserts that there Is no country on
earth where the public printing ap
proaches In volume or in cost the re
quirements of the T'nited States. Of
course the public printer has nothing to
do With the amount of work required
of bis office. Congress and the executive
departments are responsible for this.
Rut there can lie no doubt that If the
office were conducted efficiently and on
business principles the expenditures
could be materially reduced without
lowering the quality of the work.
President Hoosevclt has determined
that the government printing office must
le reformed and there will l no half
way measures In brlnglni; this about.
A Viri.dMATIC CS.VTER.
There Is no doubt that one result of
the successful efforts of President
Roosevelt In behalf of peace lietween
Russia and Japan will be to place
Washington on a par with the prin
cipal Kuropean capitals as a diplomatic
center. The interposition of the presi
dent was a demonstration to the world
not only of the earnest desire of this
country that the conflict In the far east
should end, but also that here the repre
sentatives of contending nations can
meet without fear of coming under in
fluences which are almost certain to lie
exerted in Europe. It Is remarked that
the president's achievement will make
the capital of the I'uited States more
than any other great capital of the
world the theater for plans In world
diplomacy, that the trained diplomats
of F.urope will welcome assignments
to Washington, where the doctrine of
square dealing and publicity in interna
tional affairs is practiced. A prestige
has leeu acquired by the Putted States
which cannot fail to make it more in
fluential than ever in settling world
It Is said that t'.ie president Is Im
pressed with the necessity of having
men at the iuiMrtaut capitals abroad
who will be in every way competent
to sustain tli diplomatic prestige of
the I nited States. "Tills Is not only
true of the ambassadors," says a Wash
ington report, "but also of the ministers
and consular representatives. In the
latter force the president has found
himself hampered by the oltl bugaboo
of political Influence. The consular
service, being outside civil service regu
lations, except for a perfunctory exam
ination at the State department. Is still
claimed by senators and representatives
as their legitimate spoil." 1'ndnuhtcdly
under the present administration the
standard of the government's diplomatic
and consular service will be high and
that In whatever direction Improvement
can !c effected It will lie made. Amer
ican diplomacy, always frank, honest
and straightforward, will maintain that
distinction and will continue to merit
and receive the respect nnd confidence
of the world. Our national capital has
attained new and greatly Increased Im
portance as n diplomatic center.
KATIOXAL DARK ((OUT1.
Since the legislation was enacted
authorizing the organization of national
banks, in towns of a certain population,
with a capital of f -.". " n , there has been
a great increase in the number of such
banks. The remarkable prosperity of the
country during the last eight years has
also stimulated the organization of
banks with u larger capital, so that the
banking Interest of the country has
fully doubled in that period. Authentic
figures show that the growth In the cir
culation of natlomt' banks since lltiH) has
been from $-JPJ.mki,ink to ?478.WO.H0,
based on government bonds, or aisjtlt
$."i.(HKUKii per annum.
According to reports, from Washing
ton the large Increase lu national bank
organization which has taken place.
with the consequent expansiou of circu
lation. Is being discussed by experts lu
the government financial service. It is
stated that some of these experts fhlnk
there Is danger attending the unlimited
expansion of bank note circulation,
though they do not consider the danger
as yet serious. They believe the coun
try Is able to absorb all the bank note
circulation that is likely to be Issued on
the basis of the present national debt. If
this view be correct there Is a possibil
ity of the circulation being very nearly
or quite doubled wlthiu the next five or
six years. Much, however, depends upon
whether conditions continue to le favor
able to the organization of national
banks. Capital will go luto this business
only so long ns there appears to be op
portunity for successfully carrying It on.
Hanking depends upon and therefore
follows other business. If the prevail
ing prosperity continues, as there is fa
vorable promise that It will, more banks
will be organized and the volume of cir
culation lucrensed. A business reaction,
on the other hand, would not only check
the growth of national banks, but would
promptly bring about a curtailment In
It Is evident that there Is no excess of
bank circulation at present. All of It Is
being nbsorbed lu carrying on the In
dustries and commerce of the country.
Poubless it Is quite sufficient for all pres
ent demands, but It might not be a few
years hence and certainly will not be If
the business of the country goes on
growing at the rate of progress during
the last five or six years. A Washington
dispatch to the St. Ixiuls Globe-Democrat
says: "Rank circulation based en
government Ismds has the best security
In the world the fuith of the federal
government. Rut It Is urged by those
who question the desirability of unlim
ited expansion of this circulation and co
ordinate extension of this pledge, that
faith even of the T'nited States govern
ment might lu some time of financial
distress meet difficulty in removing to
the treasury vaults the mountains of
gold that might be demanded to main
tain the parity of this Immense circula
tion, together with the silver certificates,
treasury notes jind subsidiary coinage
outstanding." We are unable to see in
this, which Is presumed to reflect the
view of some treasury official, anything
to warrant apprehension. It Is not easy
to conceive of any situation that would
Involve the government In the difficulty
suggested. There Is no more conclusive
evidence of tiie great prosperity of the
country" than the national bank growth
and it will go on while prosperity con
tinues. AN IMl'tiHTAKT CUXFKHEKCE.
A national conference Is to Ik? held at
t'rbana, 111., In connection with the In
auguration exercises of the new presi
dent of the University of Illinois next
month, to lie participated In by the trus
tees of American colleges and univer
sities, which should be of more than
ordinary importance, especially to the
people of the western states lu which
the state university system of higher
education prevails. As the prospectus
of this , conference says, "it Is well
known that the method of governing
higher Institutions of learning by lwinrds
of trustees, that Is, bodies of nonexperts
laymen, so to speak, In the field of
education Is peculiarly American." and
the purpose of the conference is to dis
cuss some of the most pressing ques
tions of college and university admin
istration Involving the relations of
trustees, presidents anil faculties.
If any fault la to be found in gen
eral with our methods of university
management it Is the lack of uniformity
due to the absence of any accepted
rules or principles for governing these
institutions. Not only Is there an utter
lack of accepted methods as between
different universities and colleges, but
within the administration of each sepa
rate university no continuous or fixed
policy Is otvserved. so that a change lu
officers, or In the control of the trustees'
body Is almost sure to work radical
revolution In the administration of the
The coming conference is to consider
several vital subjects; among them,
whether the real administrative author
ity should le vested lu the faculty or
In the trustees; whether the president
should be the bole advisory authority to
the trustees or the other administrative
officers or various faculties should also
lie consulted; how the trustees should
be selected, by co-optntlon of the alumni
or by outside authority, and if by
outside authority lu the case of state
universities, whether they should lie ap
pointed by the governor or elected spe
cifically for that purpose by the people,
or hold their places ex-oflleio by virtue
of lxing elected or chosen to some other
office or position lastly, should the trus
tees assume entire control of the finan
cial administration or should they Im
pose upon the faculty certain financial
duties In connection with their depart
ments, or relieve them so they can de
vote themselves entirely to instructional
work? Another Independent question on
the program Is whether It Is possible to
devise uniform methods of bookkeeping
and statistics so as to make compari
sons between the different universities
and colleges possible nnd useful.
The scope of this conference as thus
outlined should give It an emphasis In
the educational world not usually had
by meetings of this character. If It
can solve, or put In the way of solution,
some of these puzzling problems that
are obstructing a more efficient and
economical management of our univer
sities and making thejn so costly and
expensive to those who support them.
It will have served a purpose that will
entitle It to become permanent.
Omaha Is always gratified at the suc
cess of any of Its citizens In any enter
prise, nnd we feel sure the numeroua
friends of J. E. Markel will rejoice at
his good fortune In securing a big
plum on the Panama railroad nnd ca
nal. We apprehend, however, that the
press agent who computed the hotel
concession granted to Mr. Markel at
$."0,0(K),0(H) wus looking through mag
nifying glasses I'nele Sam bought the
right-of-way and what there Is of the
ranama canal for $40,000,000, and the
whole Panama railroad, Including Its
rolling stock. Is scarcely, worth half that
sum. The probabilities are a cipher or
two wns added In transit between New
York and Omaha.
Now we have discovered what the
New Amerlenn Order of Protection was
ordained for. The explanation reaches
us from the Lincoln Star In the follow
II. C. M. Riirftess having been elected
supreme commander of the American Order
of Protection, It is presumed by many of
his friends that his new duties will make
It Impossible for him to take such an active
part In politics and that, therefore, he will
decline to be a candidate for re-election as
chairman of the republican state central
The complaints against all the St.
Louis snloou keepers who were prose
cuted by order of Governor Folk for
violating the Sunday clause of the Mis
souri dram shop law have been dis
missed after one of the offenders had
been acquitted by the Jury, which goes
to show that a sumptuary law cannot
be enforced unless the law Is backed Vy
The explanation of the failure of the
Bishop Totter saloon Is that it degen
erated quickly until It was no cleaner,
nor better, nor more attractive than any
other saloon and was conducted with
less businesslike methods. In this day
of competition the rule of the survival
of the fittest evidently applies to ao
loons as well as to other enterprises.
The corn belt still maintains suprem
acy over the cotton belt. The mini
mum price of the cotton crop of 190f
has licen fixed by the planters at 11
cents a pound, which Is very nearly 1(1
per cent "higher than was the cotton
crop of 18! Ml, when Rryan and the sll
verites insisted that cotton and silver
walked hand In hand.
Lincoln had hard luck in the matter
of state fair weather. As a mark of
substantial sympathy an Invitation Is
hereby extended to all who were kept
away from the state fair by the rains
to come to Omaha the first week In Oc
tober and enjoy the unrestricted hospi
tality of King Ak-Sar-Ren and his host
According to Rradstroot's Review of
Trade, cool weather and the ending of
the vacation season, coupled with the
partial re-openlng of schools, have made
for more activity In retail lines north,
west and east. Why not also In the
south? Is it because there Is no partial
reopening of the schools of that section
of the country?
Fusion In New York against Tam
many Is to be effected, If effected at all,
on the basis of a demand for municipal
ownership. The result would produce
some strange sommersaults should
Tammany align Itself In opposition to
municipal ownership. No wonder
Colonel Rryan Is taking himself out of
Governor Douglas of Massachusetts
refuses absolutely to stand for a second
term, giving as his reason his unwilling
ness to submit himself to political pub
licity. Mr. Iiouglaa has demonstrated
his belief In advertising, but he Is evi
dently convinced that the advertising
he payg fur pnys him bet.
It Is greatly to be regretted that John
Hay could not have lived long enough
to have seen the triumph of American
diplomacy In the settlement of the Russian-Japanese
war. Nothing would
have been so satisfying to Mr. Hay as
to have had a share in nrlnglng about
this much desired re-uil
The statue of Marquis Ito has been
rolled In the mud by embattled Japa
nese who are staying at home while the
fighting Japs are in Manchuria. Rut
the marquis will probably have the
statue cleaned of and reset without
serious Inconvenience to himself.
A Riitlsh expert aces u ray of'hope In
national and municipal competition In
telephone lrues, but, strange to say, lu
all the arguments no one has suecested
that the business be left to private cor
porations beyond the term prescribed
by the present charters.
While William Jennings Rryan Is pre
paring to circumambulate the globe,
Governor Folk Is preparing to Invade
the Pacific coast and establish wireless
connections with his fleet of battleship
that are circumnn vlvntlng the White
A TeC of rntrlntlsm.
It Is now In order Vnr some enterprising
American Journal to stiRRest to Philanthro
pist Rockefeller thnt he donate the price
Of constructing the Panama cimnl.
Out of (be nnnntnsr.
New York Tribune.
The Indian Territory now wants to come
Into the union as a state with the out
landish name of Sequoyah. FiaMi a bap
tismal misnomer might to put any state
hood project out of the running.
Prnlne that la Prnlae.
The kaiser says that President Roosevelt
Is the only man In the world who rnuld
have done It. As the kaiser Is rather fond
of doing things himself, the tribute Is as
convincing as It Is generous.
.. Sporting; Illood In iv Channels.
Talk about progress: Here's the com
mittee of the KIJi Jockey club ' determined
to bring their course un to date In every
respect." Not a word about the anthro
pophagi, who, we tak" It, are now umong
the antipodean "has bcens."
Opening; for Ak-Snr-llen Kings,
The salary which Norway offers, of S1T5,
000, Is said to be not enough fur a king.
There are plenty of good men in this coun
try, who would undertake the Job for one
half that sum. The Norwegians would do
well to advertise before awarding the con
tract. Innbrnnm from Cucumbers.
The czar's thanks to his M.inchurlan
army, In announcing peace, are In his most
delightfully characteristic vein. The army
had "obstlna'ely repulsed" for nineteen
months the enemy's advance, and now the
same enemy had "yielded all our con
ditions" In peace making. The man who
can extract sunbeams out of cucumbers Is
not yet a finished artist. He should take
lessons of the czar.
Norwegian Impatience at the delay of
the United States government In recog
nizing Norway's Independence Is hardly
Justified. If Norway had proclaimed It
self a republic American Interest and sym
pathy would naturally have been aroused.
As It merely proposes to exchange one
king for another, If it can find a princeling
who will accept the crown, Its suppositious
Independence hardly appears to be worth
Secret of IloonevelC's Popnlnrlty.
President Roosevelt's popularity comes
from the fact that he keeps In touch with
the common people. Every address he de
livers testifies to this fact. There may be
nothing startling In what he says, but it
Is the dominant note of human sympathy
contained that captivates all his hearers.
This characteristic was strikingly Illus
trated on the occasion of his recent visit
to Wllkesbarre, Pa. Bo great was the
crush and the almost frenzied desire to be
near him that many were injured and a
serious panlo wan averted only by the
prompt action of the president himself. His
words were listened to with an Intense
earnestness that must have been very
gratifying to the speaker. From the stand
point of oratory there was nothing remark
able In President Roosevelt's speech. Rut It
bristled with henlthy, wholesome sugges
tions that could be applied with profit in
the every day life of those who heard It.
He went straight to the level of their
needs when he told them that love for work
will end all labor troubles und that sobriety
and Intelligent zeal are tending to eliminate
the woes of those who toil.
PF.HSOMI, AMI OTMI'.HWISK,
Kermlt Roosevelt has a bear and two
wildcats to his credit.
Mr. Harrlman didn't mind that rude Jostle
In Tokio. He has lived In Wall street too
Toklo's home guards sustain the reputa
tion of the tribe for fighting when th-re
Un't much damage of getting hurt.
Asbury Park." N. J., once a campmeet
Ing. Is -now a town of secret saloons. The
town voted to slake Its thirst on the Kan
Friends of Kidnaper Ralsull seem de
termined to keep him In print. Just to show
that Pat Crowe does not enjoy a monopoly
of the buslnens.
The salary lists of life Insurance com
panies Is a source of keen criticism In and
out of the pr- ss, hut they would not look
any too large If the critics could annex a
few of them.
A woman In tears in New Tork, who
refused to tell her troubles to a policeman,
was promptly arrested. The excuse given
for the outrage was that the rainfall was
already beyond the normal.
A coroner's Jury In 8t. Paul announces
that there were several vital defects In
a machine which caused the death of two
people. As an exponent of hindsight a
coroner's Jury Is unsurpassed.
Another ripe professor breaks Into print
with the startling news that the moon In
nothing more than a large chunk of earth
One of youth's Wondering Idols, the gro- n
cheese theory, Is thua hustled down the
A pious Indiana man who tried to run
a camp meeting restaurant without price
tags, allowing his customers to pay what
they wished, Is looking for another Job.
In the opinion of this generous Innocent
an alliance of piety and purs Is exceed
Mr. Rockefeller sported his new wis
while entertaining the American press hu
morists on hlB Cleveland estate. He even
smiled at tde punsters. Putting the smile
and the wig togtlicr Justltl 'S an Immedluie
revision of the pictures which have marred
the eulogies of Ida Tarbell avd others.
Every poet whose heart Is vibrant with
music will rrjolca to learn that treir
brothers.ln Chicago are waging successful
war on roosters. Mankind admits without
argument that cockcrowlng does not con
duce to comfort und Is devoid of har
mony, i Chicago roosters must go or the
divine muse will move to Milwaukee or
People nthcrwne sane often manifest
strange Indifference to the progress of medi
cal science, even to the extent of spurn
ing the delicate attentions of Ir. Haw
bones. A railroad switchman, "crushed be
tween the cars" and "serlounly Injured
Internally." scouted the diagnosis of the
doctors, Jumied over a twJbty-foot hos
pital wall and outfootml three policemen
In the race to Ms home, where IjU wife
shielded him from further harm. Bu h
Incidents are regrettable. They itlscuujage
science and endanger the ethics ut a gieut
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Realizing that confidence of the public must be accounted as one of the
chief assets of a strong life insurance company,
The Bankers Reserve Life Company
of Omaha, Nebraska,
has always conducted Its business on an open book, that whosoever would
might read and be satisfied. Its care of funds in trust is not surpassed In
vigilance and honesty by any bank In the world. Its securities demonstrate
beyond neradventure its right to demand confidence. The results of Its opera
tions absolutely prove ltsjiermanence. The rapidity of its growth establishes
leyond question the fact that aggression and fearlessness, backed by conserv
atism and caution, make progression Inevitable. Your attention Is called to
the following statement of results for the past two nnd one-half years:
Comparative Statement of Assets
Ledger Assets 1903.
Cash in Banks $ 34,507.(10
Registered Bonds 28,600.00
Real Estate First Morjgages.
Loans to Policy Holders
All Other Assets
C, 255. 49
Paid For Business in Force
Bascom H. Robison, President.
SKHMOVS HOII.F.n DOWN.
Happiness rests on thoughts more than
Only those who love the world can live
The ttnnleky man always thinks he alone
Is faithful. '
Giving with grunting may be worse than
Holiness without heart la but a hindrance
The man who Jumps at conclusions
seldom lauds on tads.
A man can lie with Ms tone while his
tongue tells the truth.
The robe vi righteousness is not the same
us the cloth of the clergy.
Smite churches that claim to be working
for men are only working men.
Never put off to tomorrow the meanness
you might as well give up today.
Nothing hurts the feelings of the stuffed
martyr worse than letting him alone.
Too many sermons are attempts to feed
the people on cook books Instead of on
The pessimist dips his head In an antique
bog and then begins tu discourse on the
Many a preacher thinks the world Is
wicked for lack of his sermons when It la
only weary because of them.
There may be as much religion In a little
a.sphalt here as in a whole lot of auriferous
pavement over there. Chicago Tribune.
DOMESTIC IM.CC ls.X 1 It IKS.
"George Is very ..... e. He went right
Into papa's office and said, 'I want to marry
your daughter.' "
"And nat did your father say?"
"He said. 'Good: Which one?' "Cleve
land Plain Dealer.
Mr. Stalate Don't those trolley cars
make an awful racket when they go by
the dnoi ?
Mi.ss Itnrd Yes. and they pass at such
lne;iirtnne moments. It w;is on account
of H em that you didn't hear the clock the
A Mere Spectacle Vender
IS NOT AN
He Is a particularly danger ous quack; he should l even more shunned
than the cmtiirlc In medicine. There is inuny a cpiack who may ease
vour rheumatism. Hut there Is not one chance in a hundred that the
spectacle Isitight from a eldler
hundred chances that tbey will hurt you eyes, hurt them seriously, too.
It U very iniiortaut that your glassc should Ims correct.
v Alto Carry Complete Line of
Oyr Terms Are
Belew Install- (V
1904. 1905 to July 31.
11C, 100. 00
1905 to July 31st.
last two times It struck. Philadelphia Led
ger. "Have you really broken your engage
ment to him?" asked the first Summer girl.
"Ves," replied the other, "lie was no fun
at all. I simply couldn't make him Jealous,
no matter how I tried." Philadelphia Press.
"Well, what is it now?"
"My te. iclier says I'm a natural born
"Your teacher la a sensible woman, and
that's what I ve always sua J. I suppose
she had to explain to you what a natural
born fool was "
"Yes, pa. She said It was hereditary."
"When h proposed," said Miss Passay,
coyly, "I. tried hard not io let him set
what my feeling toward him was."
"Hut you couldn't d. i-eive him, eh?"
asked Miss Pepprey.
No; he mild he, saw his answer In my
"Ah!he read between the lines, I sup
pose." Philadelphia Catholic Standard.
Mary Mapes Dodge.
Swift o'er the hiinny grass,
I saw a shadow pass
With subtle charm;
po quick, so full of life,
With thrilling Joy so rife,
I started lest, unknown.
My step ere It was flown
Had done It harm.
Why look up to the blue?
The bird was gone. I knew.
Far out of sight.
Steady and keen of wing,
The slight. Impassioned tiling.
Intent on a goal unknown,
Hud held lis course above
In silent flight.
Pear little bird, and fleet
Flinging down at my feet
Hhnduw for song;
More sure am I of tli--
I'nseen. unheard by me
Than of some thin: f 1 1 and known.
And guarded as my own,
All my life long.
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