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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1!H3.
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STATEMENT OF CIRCCLATION.
State of Nebraska, Douglas County, ss.:
C. ('. Kosewater, secretary of Tho Bee
Publishing Company, being duly sworn,
says that the actual nuniler of full and
complete copies of Til" rnllv. Morning,
Kvenlng and Sundav Bee rrlntcd during
the month of October, 19C'o, was aa fol
lows: 1 .12,100
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Less tniHold copies 111,1151
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Subscribed In my presence anil sworn to
bef re me this 31st day of October, V1".
(Seal) 11. B. HL'NGATE,
WHEN OIT OF TOWS,
Subscribers leaving; the rltjr tem
porarily should have The Iee
mailed to them. It la better than
dally letter from home. Ad
dress will be cbauued aa often aa
I'lider tin; statutes of Nebraska the
police iiiiislstnite need not lie a sweet
After nil the queen of Russia limy Ue
clile that It is better to lene her sou a
limited monarchy than none nt nil.
The progress of education in Russia
cannot be denied, since it was patrols of
students which finally restored order at
If the postmaster of .New York ,1s to
establish a censorship over tin' campaign
literature of Tammany Hull lie will liave
his hands full.
If the expert aeeountauts hold out in
dependent Investigations of New York
Life Insurance companies may be coin
pletcd some day.
The scene of UiMurkincc may be ex
pected to shift from St. Petersburg to
l'liria since l'nul de Koulede lias re
turned to Trance.
The imminent advent of congress is
plainly foreshadowed by the renewed
activity of the railway press agents und
If Fleming Is elected county treasurer
no Irish need apply. There are n sullt
clent number of his own relatives to
take every Job in his ollice.
Now that Secretary 'I aft is writing
magazine articles, people will be more
apt to take him at his word, that he Is
not an avowed candidate for the presi
The value of the franchises assessed
for taxation in New York City is S.'SirJ,
l'.l.'t.o.Vl. Yet there are some people who
still Insist that there is no such thing as
That speech, at rittsbury; proves that
the president made no mistake in per
inittlng Senator Knox to resign from the
cabinet to accept a place of leadership
!n the senate.
We violate no coniidcnec and take no
risk in prediclint; that when (he ballots
tiro counted election night Nebraska will
l found again flrinly fixed in the re
"No rogue e'er felt the baiter draw,
With gisul opinUm of the law;"
And no grafter can be expe ted to
have i) good opinion of the man who
turns the searchlight on him.
It Is highly probable that, no matter
what may lie the verdict of the coroner'
Jury, no Kenyon college student will
again be compelled while blindfolded to
hunt for a railroad 1 -ridge.
Canada U ImiHirtmg printers from
Kuglttnd to take the place of strikers,
and it may soon be m-ch if the cllmale
ruther than the Individual is to blame
for the lower standard of printing in the
France went through evcrul alter
nating periods of revolution and imperi
alism before it reached Its present state
of republican government. It would not
be surprising If the pendulum in Itussia
should 1m awing backward and for
ward severul times.
Fortunutely lor the locul democratic
organ. It Is not published In New York
City, where It might have to support
either Hearst or McClclluu and take
side for or against Jerome, and try to
keep aqnare with Its false pretenses of
ceforui at the ituie time.
THE SAME OLD HfGBEAft.
Ilciiry . I in vis. rebate coal baron
ami late candidate for vice president on
the democratic ticket, has forewarned
the nation that the ownership of the
railroads by the government would le
detrimental to the whole people because
it would stille competition and create n
great political machine of over l.om.uiM
workers to be used by the party in
The West Virginia- coal baron puts up
a straw man and knocks him down, (iov-
erninent ownership 'of railroads is not
the issue before the American people.
President lloosevelt is against it anil so
are nine-tenths of the members of con
gress In lsith houses, but government
supervision und control of railroads Is
the paramount issue of the hour and on
Hint Issue the multi-millionaire coal
1 m ron, like nil his colleagues, Is most
decidedly adverse. If there were no
other objection to government owner
ship than the danger of a great political
machine with ,000,0)0 workers for the
party in power, the American people
would favor government ownership by
an overwhelming majority.
Republican institutions have much
more to fear from the grand army of
railway employes, carrying out the be
hests of railway magnates through cer
tiorate political machinery than from n
grand nrmy on the payroll of Uncle Sum
exercising their franchise ns American
The most striking proof of the fallacy
of the Henry Davis scarecrow Is found
in the Tostofllce department, which car
ried more than 150,000 men on its pay
roll when Uenjnmin Harrison was presi
dent nnd (Srover Cleveland was elected,
and again wheu Cleveland was presi
dent and McKinley was elected. The
grand army of railroad men would be
just as npt to strike against the party in
power as against the corporations now
running the railroads. The average
American citizen chafes when he is
wearing a brass collar.
The fact that there were t,."i:ii deser
tions from the United States army lust
yenr, nearly 11 per cent of tho enlisted
men, very forcibly suggests the neces
sity of changes or reforms In the mili
tary service with n view to remedying
this state of affairs, which it Is quite
possible may become more serious. Gen
eral Ainsworth, the military secretary,
names a number of causes for desertion,
among which are drunkenness, due
to the abolishment of the canteen, small
pay, criticism when any effort Is made
to provide extra comforts for the sol
diers, the necessity of maintaining abso
lute discipline, extreme economy in pro
viding army funds, leniency toward de
serters and the widespread impression
that no man capable of making a good
living outside the nrmy enlists in it.
There Is no question that drunkenness
in the army has greatly increased since
the eauteen was alwllshed. This Is the
practically unanimous testimony of the
officers and it ought to have a great deal
of influence with congress when the
question of restoring the canteen comes
up. as undoubtedly it will. In regard
to pay, while the soldier In the United
States army receives much larger pay
than the soldier of the British or any
other army, still it does not offer an In
ducement to vigorous young men, ca
pable of earning a living, to enter the
army and therefore should be Increased.
As to leniency toward deserters, it is n
novel complaint, but if well founded It
Is hardly to be expected that the general
public Is ever likely to take any Interest
in returning deserters to the military
authorities, as General Ainsworth ap
pears to think it should. The statement
of the military secretary will doubtless
receive the careful attention of congress
and the needed remedies for such exten
sive desertion be provided.
K-V LA A D'S VSKMPhUYKD.
A London paper recently noted that
active steps were being taken by the
various authorities in the, metropolis to
cope wlth the distress occasioned by the
lack, of employment and to assist in car
rying out the provisions of the unem
ployed workmen act. It said that In the
provinces It was hoped that the worst
of the crisis had passed, but late ad
vices Indicate that such Is not the case
generally, though there Is Improvement
In some localities.
Tho large army of men out of employ
ment in F.ngland at this season of the
year Is a very serious matter and may
cause no little trouble before the whiter
Is over. An American philanthropist In
Iondou has a posed a somewhat novel
scheme for giving relief to the unem
ployed. This is a plan of home coloniza
tion and he has started n fund for this
purpose, himself muklug a liberal con
tribution to It. He points out from sta
tistics that there are in 'Great ltrltniu
Uo.ihmi.inio acres of absolutely waste
laud, capable of afforestation, which if
put to this use would provide occupation
for IOO.ihki adults, representing a spu
latiou of half a million. He urges
against emigration that the percentage
of unemployed in most of the Itrltlsb
colonies Is about the same as in the
United Kingdom, while the United
Slates Is not a mecca for the unem
ployed and moneyless. If this scheme
could be carried out it undoubtedly
would prove of great U'liefit to the un
employed und to the country, but Its
practicability is somewhat doubtful,
since probably a lurge majority of the
Idle eon Id not lie Induced to leave the
t itles and go to work on the waste hinds.
F.ven in their destitutiou they get some
pleasure out of city life and there Is al
ways the sustaining hope that lictter
conditions are not fur off.
This situation iu the United Kingdom
is in striking contrast with condition
iu this country, the demand for Iulor In
Utarly every part of which U lu excess
of the supply. Iu all the large cities of
the country building ami public Im
provements are Wing delayed through
the sonrelty of labor, while contractors
for railroad construction have for
mouths been unable to obtain the num
ber of men needed to push the work.
There has never lecn a time in Hie coun
try's history when American working
men, skilled nnd unskilled, were more
fully employed or better paid than at
present. Tho question naturally sug
gests itself whether the wage workers
In this prosperous land generally appre
ciate this fact.
IF WJ(' KT FELLOW UKCUMMi HEUEXT.
The campaign of Interrogation marks
nnd exclamation points has now pro
gressed far enough to enable us to tell
with some degree of precision what may
be expected to happen if the people of
Nebraska delilerately refuse to heed the
frantic warnings they have had not to
elect John I. Itocky fellow regent of
their state university.
If Itocky fellow becomes regent, the
first thing he will do will be to run a
sordid pipe line right through the heart
of the campus aud make the administra
tion building the distributing point for
If Kockyfellow becomes regent, the
chnpel exercises will bo conducted by
none but Baptist preachers nnd the Sun- J
day school lesson will be made one of
the required studies in the curriculum.
If Kockyfellow becomes regent, the
chancellor will have to go on the road
ns a prospecting agent for new spouters
nnd the chemical laboratories will be
devoted exclusively to tests of the sam
ples he brings iu.
If Kockyfellow becomes regent, mem
bers of the lwinrd will have to buy
tickets nt the door and be identified In
order to gain admission to the moou
Worst of all, if Kockyfellow becomes
regent, he will pay himself back that
?i7,(s'hJ which he thoughtlessly donated
to the university, and in addition exact
interest for the time it has been nt our
Vote against Kockyfellow if you want
to preserve the university from the
turgid touch of taint.
' E S D E A r R POLICY E X VIiA I A ED.
The speech of Senator Knox of Penn
sylvania, explaining President Koose
velt's policy regarding railway rate reg
ulation and presenting legal arguments
In support of that policy, is a most im
portant and valuable contribution to the
discussion of the subject. The president
himself has stated very clearly his con
tention that rates can and should be reg
ulated iu cases of dispute by federal
authority; that somelsidy authorized by
congress should have the iower to name
a maximum rate in case of absolute dis
agreement between transportation com
panies and shippers. As attorney gen
eral of the United States Mr. Knox
doubtless counselled with the president
respiting the position which the latter
annoujiced iu his last annual message
and the senator now buttresses this po
sition with legal argumeuts which an
swer the criticisms that have been made.
Mr. Koosevclt will have no abler or
more earnest exponent aud defeuder of
bis policy in congress than the Junior
senator from Pennsylvania.
Mr. Knox's legal argument must coin
mend itself to all fair-minded persons as
wholly sound nnd logical. Ho declared
it to be the duty of congress to regulate
commerce so as to prevent Injustice and
Imposition by the carriers, nnd "the
proposition to correct unreasonable rail
road rates and practices goes no further
than this; it is tantamount to the propo
sition to correct injustice and imposi
tion." The senator said that the rail
roads enjoy a complete remedy against
injustice, which it Is not proposed to
take away, while the public has no ef
fective remedy against injustice. "More
thau such a remedy the public does not
ask. Less than such a remedy It never
should have lieen without." He argued
that the administrative features of the
power Inherent in congress to fix rea
sonable rates for transportation may le
lawfully vested in tho Interstate Com
merce commission and "this includes the
power to vest in the commission author
ity to,sutstitute it reasonable rate for
one found by it to Is' unreasonable."
This Is the really vital point in the Issue,
It lielng the contention of the opponents
of government tate regulation that con
gress cannot confer upon the commis
sion the power urged by the president.
Mr. Knox is distinctly of the opinion
that this can be lawfully done.
He thought a short and simple law
would reach the root of the trouble.
This should provide that the tolls col
lected by common carriers and the prac
tices pursued by them should be just,
fair and reasonable, the power to deter
mine which would rest with the rail
roads and not to be Interfered with ex
cept niton complaint and after full hear
ing liefore the Interstate Commerce
commission. If the complaint be well
founded the commission should declare
a fair and reasonable rate, its order to
take effect within such reasonable time
as it should preerile and Ik; tinal, "sub
ject only to Httaik for unlawfulness In
the federal courts, where it would have
to stand r fall ujion its merits." Such
a law, as was said by Senator Knox,
would affect no railroad unless It is
guilty of unreasonable nnd unjust prac
tices. The Integrity of two of the most im
portant branches of the government the
Department of Commerce nnd Lnlwr
and the lepurtuient of Justice Is Im
pugned In two social pleas In bar, In
behalf of the Chicago packers who are
under Indictment for violation of the
interstate commerce law. But we ap
prehend the heads of those departments
will be uble to extricate themselves
from the aoft Impeachment
To Charles l.oslie, candidate for
lu every campaign lu which 1 have no
tively participated within the past thirty
years, candidates for oflice whom I have
opMised on the ground of In-ing Incompe
tent, disreputable, dishonest or tainted
by a bad record, have invariably sought
to ward off unfavorable criticism by
pronouncing the charges against thein
as malicious fulschoods or charges fab
ricated against them lieoause they would
not do my bidding. In this respect J'ou
are no exception.
Instead of calmly and candidly meet
ing the chnrges that have loen preferred
against you, you try to distract public
attention from yourself Just like the
sleight of band performer who asks his
audience to watch the ilshes In the Jar
while he is removing the birds from the
cage. I apprehend, however, that when
the returns come in next Tuesday night
you will discover that you have under
rated the Intelligence aud moral stamina
of this community. I feel sure the great
majority of the fathers, brothers and
sons of Omaha and Douglas county will
not confide to your enre and keeping the
estates on which their mothers, wives,
children or sisters may become depend
ent. Even if the contemptible Innuendoes
embodied in your Interrogatories were
all absolutely true, they would consti
tute no excuse for placing upon t the
bench a man who has never had n law
practice, or for electing as Judge of pro
bate a man who for years has levied
lawless fees upon helpless heirs and put
them in his own pocket.
According to your shameless confes
sion, your ideal of a judge is Duncan
M. Vinsonhaler, nnd you nsk the citi
zens of Omaha to vindicate him by
electing you ns his successor. Y'ou not
only propose to continue the profitable
county court industry by which married
couples are confldenced into paying $2
for a nickel chromo marriage certificate,
but you also propose to continue tho
head tax for posting notices to legatees
and allow your clerks to pocket notarlnl
fees, which under the law should be paid
into the county treasury.
Y'our Impertinent interrogatories have
no terrors for me. I am not a man
afraid of his record, nor a man who
dodges nn issue. I propose to answer
each of your questions without evasion
or equivocation, although they have no
relevancy to your qualifications for ju
dicial oflice or trustworthiness ns cus
todian of widows' and orphans' funds.
1. Has he (J. -W. Woodrough, democrat
candidate for county Judge) agreed with
you that The Bee shall have the publica
tion of the county court notices?
To tills I answer emphatically. No. I
have made no conditions whatever with
Mr. Woodrough for patronage. Neither
have I asked nor authorized anybody to
make them for ine.
2. Has he (WoodrouRh) agreed to grant
and refuse processes for political reasons at
This is an insult by innuendo to Mr.
AVoiidrough as well ns to myself. Mr.
Woodrough is the law partner of Wil
liam F. Gurley, and has been, at least
on one occasion, employed in a libel
suit against The Bee. My preference
for him over you is voluntary and with
out personal or political obligation. Be
ing a democrat he could not grant or
refuse me judicial processes for political
reasons, if I were disposed to usk for
3. Has be (Woodrough) agreed to permit
you to dictate tho clerical help that he
should employ In his oflice?
To this question I answer emphatic
ally. No. The only thing I have asked
him to do is to take olT tho lid and clean
the grafters out.
4. Has he (Woodrough) agreed to support
you for United States senator next fall, as
I have been asked to do?
litis question stamps you as a con
temptible prevaricator. There is not a
man or woman living. Including the
members of my own family, to whom I
have even Intimated thai I am a candi
date for United States senator, nnd I
certainly would never have asked your
support even If I were an avowed can
didate. 5. Has he ' (Woodrough) agreed to take
Bee building stock as security for fmul.s of
widows and orphans loaned to tho -iwncr of
This Is a replica by innuendo of para
graph one embodied lit Judge Viusou
haler's appeal on your lohalf, which
reads as follows:
I. K. Kose water wanted to liorrow from
the Riley guardianship fund $25.rtW and of
fered Bee building stock as collateral, which
There id just a semblance of truth in
this allegation, but it constituted no
grievance against Vinsonhaler on my
part. Aliout 1XWI I borrowed $-l,)
for the construction of the Bee building
from the Omaha Savings bunk on what
its managers considered first-class col
lateral, including a f'JO.OOO life Insur
ance policy and about $10,000 of Bee
building und Bee Publishing company
stock. By lH'io I had paid off Jlo.om of
the prlnclpul and most of the Interest.
Wheu the bank closed its doors a con
troversy arose over the acceptance of
deposit certificates amounting to about
$4,1X10 on payment of my debt. After
three years' law lug in the courts a judg
ment was rendered requiring the ac
ceptance of the deposit Certificates.
Within Ihiiiy da; a after the decision I
employed a broker to secure u new loan.
He reported that the administrator of
the Kiley estate was willing to make a
loan of $15,000 ou the collateral, but
Judge Vlusouhuler wanted particulars
from me personally. I called on Vinson
haler aud he promised to reach a det-1-slon
iu a few duys. The next time the
broker called he was Informed by the
Judge that it was the policy of the court
not to approve any loans except on real
estute mortgage. Within u w.eck there
after I made the loan ou the securities
offered ami I paid to the Omaha Savings
buuk priudpal aud lute rest lu full und
Uuight from the receivers additional
stock In the Bee Publishing nnd Build
ing companies. -The settlement w'as
made by Kepiesentative N. 1'. Dodge,
jr., for the bunk. Why Ylnsonliuler did
not tell the broker In the first place that
he did not authorize loans except upon
real estiite security and why he asked
me to come to the court personally to
explain the value of the collateral I
have lx'cn nimble up to this day to com
prehend. How this circumstance o;m in any
way palliate Yinsoiihuior's appropria
tion of interest ou trust funds or your
posting nnd notarial fee graft I nm at
a loss, to divine. Now that I have an
swered all your questions fairly nnd
squarely I hope you will feel happier.
Judge Paul Jessen has announced that
he would decline the proffered appoint
nient ns n member of the territorial Ju
dietary of Arizona tendered to him by
President Koosevclt some weeks ngo to
succeed the bombastic statesman from
Klchardson county. If the president
can be induced to hold this judicial Job
open for a few days there may be an
opportunity for satisfying the ambition
of some Nebraska lawyer who is willing
to make his stake in the land of the
The silver service for the battleship
Nebraska Is now on exhibition in the
governor's oflice at the state capitol, but
that does uot indlrate that Nebraska
now favors the unlimited -issue of free
gift silver to every craft that Is n float
on the high seas.
The nmnesty decree shows that the
czar is still unable to distinguish be
tween the criminal guilty of murder and
the man who has heretofore expressed
doubts of the divine right of the Roman
offs to rule.
Grover Cleveland seems to have made
the trip from New Jersey to Nebraska
and return without any ill-effects. It
was not necessary for him, however, to
pass through any woman suffrage states
enroute to his destination.
from Top to Ilottom.
SI. Ixiuls Globe-Democrat.
President Koosevel has completed his
land and sea trips for the season of lit
and will shortly endeavor to go to the
bottom of the railroad rate question.
I'unli it A Ionic.
Switzerland has changed Its national
hymn, wearying of a national tune identi
cal with that of "God Save the King."
They have a new hymn and a new tune to
sing It by Just the thing we need, too.
Where the Illlla Are Settled.
The attorney general and the secretary
of agriculture are In a dispute as to
whether the packers or the government
shall pay the cost of the meat inspection
tugs. In the meantime the consumer knows
who eventually foots the bills.
Loafers Are Plenty.
While General H. Roaring Jacob Smith
may be generally correct In his Impression
that the United States Is no place for
loafing, he was evidently unfortunate in his
search for persons of ejegant leisure. If
be bud made the acquaintance of nn In
surance commissioner of Pennsylvania or
a dummy director In a big corporation the
case might not have seemed so hopeless to
si:kios BI1ILED lOW V
Band wagons carry no freight.
The small heart is likely to hold big sins.
There la no preservation without purifica
tion. A life Is but a lamp without the oil of
There Is seldom any salt in t lie salted
The track of life is only the servant of Its
Only a blockhead is sensitive to a block
Singing of heaven gives no certainty of
singing In heaven.
Many prayers would be more profitable If
they were pruned.
Many men think they are virtuous be
eauso they are verbose.
What passes for strong purpose Is often
only weak prejudice.
A really smart man will refrain from say
ing things that smart.
The salt water of your cynicism is sorry
stuff for a thirsty world.
It Is better to have your bank in heaven
than your heaven In a bank.
Tho sword of tho Iord Is valueless until
it becomes the sword of Gideon.
Many a prayer for vision ought to be
changed to a petition for vertebrae.
The gnat danger is not In difference of
belief, but iu deficiency of any belief.
Many a man thinks he has praiseworthy
aspirations when lie only aspires to be
When a man buys a horse on its specifi
cations ho Is likely to cull bis folly faith
and Its consequences the dispensation of
Providence. St. Louis Republic.
HKHSUMI, AMI OTHKHWISH.
Roosevelt luck Is the real thing
The American hide and leather trust has
passed a dividend. The rawhide trus
tanned it to a liui.sli.'
James J. Hill shows his faith in pros
perity by paying a day for winter quar
ters In a New York hotel.
Greater New York shows a population of
4.0H.1KHI, a 'gain of over half a million peo
ple In livu years. There is some advantage
In being a gigantic dump.
A policeman's lot is not a bad one In
Santiago. The town has subscribed a
bunch of money as a reward for the offi
cers who put election rioters to sleep.
Having suppressed a stage version of
the red light district. New York proiioses
to effectively censor the bill poster. That
will be a great tesa of blue pencil talent.
A St. I-oula woman whom an ungullmit
man dubbed "an old cat" rushed into
court with a luer and purred the Jury
for a verdict for 11.1(16 damages. Now It Is
the man's turn to yowl.
Chicago has reached so high a level of
progress that one paper dares elevate Us
olfactories at the atmosphere of the stock
yards. Not long ago such conduct would
have been branded treason
The agitation for reform In government
printing brings to light the fact that con
gressional tulugks do good. Country min
isters love ttieiu for the tear compelling
phraaes they furnish for funeral occasions.
' "flu an 111 'wind' that blows nobody
New Orleans' tribute to President Hooae-
veut continues unaltered. The day follow
lug Hit president departure, line city UitUi
i O M
There ars men and women in
Boston, residents of that place since
birth, who have never seen Bunker
Hill Monument. Contrariwise, Agas
siz, the great zoologist, once de
clined a trip to Europe on the ground
that his back-yard offered plenty of
opportunity for research in his fa
vorite science. It is not always ne
cessary to go away from home for
things worth seeing and having.
Still, there are men in Omaha who
really think they must send their
money for life insurance to the East,
when the company that holds first
rank among all life insurance com
panies in America, in lowest mor
tality rate, largest dividends earned
and paid, and greatest increase in
surplus, is the Bankers Reserve Life
Company of Omaha. Its securities
are fixed by law, and nothing in the
way of protective value surpasses
them. Its policies are not excelled
in all the world. The substantial
facts of its growth have commanded
the confidence of the best class of
citizens in the West. Investigation
will satisfy you that you can obtain
the best results in life insurance
right here at home, and then too,
you will have the satisfaction of
knowing that your money is invest
ed in western securities, non-fluctuating
and impossible for specula
tion. Suppose you write to Bascom
H. Robison, President, Home Oflice,
rate was the largest ever recorded, and
veracious newspapers say a flock of
storks have engaged permanent quarters
on both sides of Canal street.
Women are so apt In catching on to
men's ways and means that It Is time a
note of alarm was sounded. Wise men
should pause before It is eternally too late
and cherish the lesson of sad experience.
A Marylander somewhat handy with -his
dukes taught his wife a few points In the
manly art of self-defense. She became
quite proficient In the game, and when
her supposed master undertook to "Jaw"
her she landed a left hook on his Jaw
and laid him out. When man's pride is
thus menaced It behooves him to keep
some knowledge to himself.
TIIK 1)KSKHTKI HOl'Mfcl.
Frank Dempster Sherman In New York Suu.
Now battered Is the gate
And with a creak It swings,
FMSt crumbling Is the great
old house with gabled wings:
To nil the Ivy clings
And hides the mould and rust
That Time the tvrnnt brings:
The end of all is dust!
Here once did lovers nrate.
Here, In the leafy springs
At dusk they lingered late
Intent on tender things;
Ah, vain imagining:
Out of the past a gust
Its mournful messHge Ulngs:
The end of all Is dust I
Oh, Irony of fate!
Once more the blossomings
Above the path await
The sound of tuned strings;
A bird Its rapture slugs
A little voice of trust;
Hark to the echoing.
The end of all Is dust !
Listen ( lie ib ath km ll rincs!
Some d;iy for each it inust
Princes ami clowns and kings:
The end of all Is dust !
A ECnabe Triumph!
The Mignon "Quarter Grand"
Critical scientific itvvestisatiou proves that the old reliable Koabe
company has developed and pluced upon the market by far the
most satisfying "quarter grand'" piano In the world. Tho sklmplne-us
and frailty, the lightness of cousi ruction in quarter grand pianos of
other makes is accountable for (heir poor tone quality and the develop
ment of an uneven, unsifhle condition of tone and the working parti
generally. Critical examination of the Knahe Mlgnon Quarter Grand
proves at once that the
Knabe's have overcome
these faults, rud In the
purchase of a Knahe Mlg
non Quarter (Jrsnd yon
will secure satisfying dur
ability combined wltn "f'
narlnr Innn nnfilltv. The-.r5
substantial . construction,
graceful outline and puro
tone make the Knabe the
uerfeet "Quarter Grand."
anywhere In the I'nlted Slates, and
figures, which are readily understood by all
era who have Investigated niano prices in
economy of the Hospe plan of aclling.
price and do not ;iay commissions.
A. HOSPE CO., 151315 Douglas Street
Beit PUce U Buy . Piano and av Player.
H ROBBON J
jK H A i
"So you think they're not well mated. I
thought you always declared that 'matches
are made In heaven.' "
"Yes, but In this case there seems to have
been a mistake In delivering tha sToods.''
She Suppose I were to die. what would
He I should bo almost craiy.
Hhe Would you marry again?
He Well, 1 would hardly be as craay as
"Do you think Miss Jones and Mr, Brown
"No. they've had a falling out."
"How did It happen?"
"They met one day when each was look
ing tho other up III Hradstreet's." Detrglt
A bashful suburban couple sought a city
minister and asked his aid iu getting mar
ried. "Very well." said the vb'rgyman. "Will
you be married with a ring'.'"
"Why, yes," said the groom, hesitatingly,
"ye-es if if you have one handy I guess
we will." Boston Herald.
"Beg pardon, madam," said the clerk,
"but what did you say your mime was?"
"I didn't say! snapped the society person
who had Just completed her seventh matri
monial venture. "All you need to know Is
what my name Is!" Philadelphia Catholic
"I bear Miss Footlights has turned down
a crown prince."
"Yes, u life insurance magnate proposed
Just In the nick of time."-Detroit Free
I Hi your eyes blur at
limes? Do they hurt after
reading? Do you have
headache? Better see us
Hutesou Optical Co.,
21 South Itith St.
Factory on the Premises. Paxton Blk.
Knabe character and sub-
etanUablllty was never
more prominent than evl
dented In their new pro
ductions, which pre on
bpeclal display in our
warerooms. The styles
"K" and "K" upright
grands, and the Mlgnon
"Quarter Grand" we are
able to offer at the
lowest prlc.es obtainable
be found marked In plain
Careful, economical buy-
other (Idea testify to the
It's partly because we are one
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