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WHEW OIT OF TOWH.
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perarlly ahneld have The Bee
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Have you finished your Christmas
hopping? If not, Ket busy.
Surveyor of the Tort Burrow still
surveys the foil oral building serenely.
Chairman Khonts should remember
that It l well to be off with the ohl love
before belnf ou with the new.
If the 1'hllipploee offer a market for
American eliar wrapper, a Imoin in the
enbhHjfe crop next year mity result.
The most gratifying Christmas gift
railroad, could make the people of Ne
braska thl yeaf would be to pay their
delinquent taxes. '
In devising a plan for the government
of Corea, It 1 hardly probable Japan
took pointers from " England's govern
ment of Ireland.
Next to a first-class fireproof hotel,
Omaha's most pressing want Is cottages
and tenement . blocks for moderately
paid wage workers.
With revolution facing reaction lu St.
Petersburg, there is more hope that
moderates of both parties may create
an orderly Russia in time for the new
Hiring conferred Judicial powers
upon Marquis Ito, Japan doubtless
counts on him to see that the emperor
of Corea does not get Into contempt of
In big dissatisfaction with the consu
lar courts, the sultan of Turkey might
learn something of advantage from
Evidently the big stick is free at both
ends, since it has been stirring up things
in New York, while at the same time
landing frequently in Nebraska.
The deputies in the United Pistes
marshsl's office doubtless feel relieved
over the announcement that they will
be allowed to slay until they are re
lieved. In refusing to accept the resignation
f the, I'ejervary cabinet. Emperor
Francis Joseph seems determined not to
tread the path laid out by the kiug of
"What will Nebraska do about Iff"
exclaims the poixwratle orgau in a fal
setto voice. Nebraska will manage to
keep cool In the below rero season and
.wait the salvation of the Lord.
There are plenty of able and fearless
republican lawyers in Nebraska quali
fied to serve as I'nited States district
attorney who are not branded with
railroad labels and one of them should
have the call, whether an applicant or
British control of Asiatic news sources
is shown by the fact that the trouble at
Shanghai was first reported as a part
of the boycott on America, when. In
fact. Its aim was to secure the removal
wf a Jtrttlsh assessor from the mixed
Hotith l'latte implement dealers, In
sewston at Lincoln, discussing the peren
nial meua.ee of the "cat" houses, have
concluded to look into the question of
advertising as a means of meeting the
competitor on his own ground. Knme
ether lines besides the Implement trade
might find the sortition of their troubles
la Judicious advertising.
tvrvunrisii thk rnttntyr
A very important addition to the sup
M)it of President Kooeevclfs demulid
for railway rate regulation was made
a few diirs aco when Mr. Cassntt, presi
dent of the Pennsylvania railroad, vis
ited Washington ami made it known in
a very public way that he is in favor of
the policy which i being advocated by
the administration. Mr. Cnssatt is one
of the most influential railroad men in
the country and when he takes a posi
tion on any question relating to the in
terests and welfare of the transporta
tion Interests of the country It com
mands serious attention throughout rail
way circles. Itecently the corporation of
which he Is the bead lias announced the
altolltlon of passes after the beginning
of the new yenr anil already other rail
roads ar following this meritorious ex
ample. Some of them are pretty sure
lo do the same thing in regard to the
policy of rate regulation.
According to a Washington dispntch
to the Philadelphia Presjs, nil the big
railroads of Pennsylvania will stand
with the senators of that state, both of
whom are committed to the policy of
governmental rate regulation, In sup
port of President Roosevelt's policy. It
Is well understood that Senator Knox is
largely responsible for the declaration
of that policy, which he formulated as
attorney general, and now it Is declared
that Senator Penrose is fully committed
to it. The latter is quoted as saying:
"You may say for me that I am with
the president and Senator Knox on the
railway rate question and I will do all
1 can to secure legislation that wid put
their polity into effect." It is stated
that Mr. Penrose expressed confidence
that congress would respond to the
president's recommendation and also
that the big railway systems of the east
would be found favoring such legisla
tion. It appears that these railroads
have become convinced that the proposi
tion of Mr. Uoosevelt is emlneutly just
and fair and their only anxiety is that
oppressive or ruinous laws le prevented.
As there Is no suggestion of laws of
this character. President Koosevelt hav
ing lsen particularly careful to point
out that nothing of the kind was in
tended or contemplated, apprehension
on this score la entirely unwarranted.
With the railroads of Pennsylvania
supporting the policy advocated by
President Roosevelt, it is only a ques
tion of time when other rallrcads will
fall Into line. There probably will be
a somewhat prolouged discussion over
the nintter In congress, but there is very
good reason to Isdleve. from the present
aspect of the situation, that the legisla
tion recommended by the president will
be finally enacted.
THK SVOAR JXDI'S TRY.
The beet sugar industry is preparing
to make a vigorous campaign against
the proposition to reduce the tariff on
sugar from the Philippines to 2.1 per cent
of the Dlngley schedule. According to
reports from Washington the friends of
the American industry are pretty thor
oughly organized for a fight against the
projiosed reduction and will have a very
strong support In congress. It Is stated
that the beet sugar men have shown a
degree pf organization that had not been
expected and have been in a quiet but
very effective way working up sentiment
in opposition to the proposed concession
to the sugnr producers of the Philippines.
The statement is made that the bill
proposing to reduce the tariff on sugar
from the archipelago will have a very
difficult time in the Semite. It will pos
sibly pass the house, though this Is by
no means certain, notwithstanding the
fact that It has been framed by the
chairman of the ways and means com
mittee, but It is certain to encounter a
very determined opposition in the senate.
The real question now, says one report
from Washington, Is whether the admin
istration can control enough senators to
dictate its bill. If It can. the difficulties
in the house can be overcome. It is said
to le distinctly stronger In the senate
now than It was when the Cuban reci
procity question was up, so far as the
mere number of republican senators Is
concerned. The beet sugar Interests of
Michigan, Colorado and California are
especially active In opposing the pro
posed tariff reduction and It Is presumed
that Nebraska will be found In sym
pathy with them when the time for ac
tlou in congress Is reached.
THt ( AXJblAS UBtHAl.S.
It Mppears that the liberal party of
Canada, which is now in control of the
government, is expecting to secure some
advantages from the change in the Brit
ish ministry which wns denied the Do
minion by the last cabinet. The liberal
party is hoping for certain concessions
in the Interest of trade with the mother
country, which if granted would result
to their material lienefit and ierhaps to
some detriment to the United States, but
It is by no means certalu that their ex
pectation In this respect will Ik met.
One thing, at all events, is assured,
and that is that the new British ministry
will be found vigorously opposing the J
Ch'imberluin proposition for a change lu j
the British fiscal system which contem
plates preferential treatment for the
products of the colonic. This scheme
has found a good deal of favor in the
Pomlnlou and its advocates have
counted ujkui Canadian support. hiitthe
Buunerman cabinet Is understood to be
uncompromisingly opposed to the propo
sition and it may be doubted if It will
make any of the concessions which the
liberul party Is said to 1 hoping for.
In that event there may I wituessed au
Increasing sentiment In Canada In favor
John N. Baldwin is to be congratula
ted on his promotion to be chief law oflV
-er for tlie great Union Pacific railroad.
Now If Mr. Baldwin will have tho- tax
Injunction suit dismissed on request
of the plaintiff and let the railroad pay
up. the people of Nebraska will feel
that tltey are nW to be congratulated
XO T.HC FOR DOD'HSU.
Commissioner Pruning introduced his
resolution to reduce the price of meals
served to prisoner in the county Jail
before the board three weeks ago. The
price fixed by the resolution 30 cents
per day is still decidedly excessive, but
the proposed reduction would effect a
saving of fully $2."io a year and relieve
the taxpayers to that eiteut from an
Imposition to which they have been sub
jected for many years.
The resolution is still pending In com
mittee of the whole and there appears
to be no disposition on the psrt of the
members to push It through. In view of
the fact that there is to be a change in
the incumbent at the sheriff's office
within the next twenty days, this is the
proper time to make the change. if
the pressure against the reduction Is
hard to resist now. It will he very much
harder to resist after the new sheriff Is
Inducted Into office.
It is the manifest duty of the present
board to make the change and not to
shirk its responsibility by inaction. The
members of the present board should
meet the issue squarely, if there Is any
valid reason why the county Jail graft
should be perpetuated, let those who de
fend it or uphold it, stand up nnd give
their reasons why. If no good reason
can be given why the change should not
be made the board should net without
I town In New York a shyster lawyer
lias Just been convicted and sentenced
to a year's Imprisonment for conspiracy
that amounted to an attempt to black
mail a rich mlll'onaire married to a
woman whose divorce from her former
husband wns falsely represented to be
void. Here in Omaha a shyster lawyer
and a hold-up newspaper are engaged
in a game of blackmail upon liquor deal
ers, who are being forced to cough up
f 10 apiece to avoid license protests ou
the ground of violating the Sunday sell
ing law. If the Omaha game were
being played in New York within the
Jurisdiction of Jerome somebody would
go to jail for It. even though the shako
down is in little $10 chunks.
After profound meditation and Solemn
cogitation the supreme court has ren
dered a decision that a Justice of the
peace vho sits In judgment at the state
capital, who charges 50 cents In excess
of legal fees on a public document, has
gone wrong. This almost eclipses the
famous decision of Justice of the Peace
Altstadt reversing the supreme court,
from which nolxHly has dared to appeal
up to this day.
Omaha is making substantial progress
commercially and Industrially. The
character of Its new business blocks
and residence buildings is of a very
high grade; but. In this respect it does
not sdrpass other western cities of equal
rank, notably Kansas City. lenver, Los
Angeles and Seattle, which are all
showing phenomenal growth.
Nebraska occupies the front place
among the representatives of the United
States lu tropical countries. It has an
ambassador lu Brazil, consuls genernl
in San Salvador, Samoa and Calcutta
and consuls in Clenfuegos, Cuba, and !
Ilermosillo, Mexico. I'ncle Sam manl- j
festly has a warm place reserved for i
When Judge Baxter wns appointed
United States district attorney, the
Worltl-IIerald insisted It was entitled to
the credit of having first suggested him
for the place. But now It is tryiug
desperately to prove that the World
Herald was lying when It said so.
If the Industrial strike has succeeded
civil war as the Instrument of political
revolution In Russia, a new convention
may have to lay down rules to prevail
In civilized society when it is necessary
to appeal to the court of last resort.
If Chairman Odell is correct In his
statement that President Roosevelt has
Interested himself In the New York po
litical situation, it Is Just possible a
number of heretofore prominent leaders
will soon retire to private life.
The bead of the Oermanla T.ife In
surance company says the business in
America Is of the "wild-cat" variety,
and from his subsequent testimony It
look as If he hud been after a few lsb
With a lone pull and a strong pull ami
a pu'.l altogether, Omaha will have at
least one new hotel, a new railroad of
fline building, and new business blocks
galore liefore 1000 shall have rolbnl
Kutuplf of llouorahle Flaaaee.
New York Tribune.
The Chicago banks stood together and
gave a notable illustration ot honorable
finance when the stress came.
4 Proatahle lllasloa.
New York Bun.
Men don't predominate anywhere. Still,
the illusion that they do is mighty useful
for the women folks to keep up. Ipe
eially the week before Chrlstmaa.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
Many serious problems confront us In
these days, and they must all be faced and
solved sooner or later, but for the present
the important question Is how to get to
and away from the toy counter during the
Chitagn waa recently excited by the
dnrree of a bank that any clerk who got
less titan tl.COO a year should not marry
without tha bank's consent, but the mar
riage ef a bank .clerk In Kew Jeiaey dis
'svs the tact that a bank lu this city
prohibit matrimony tn employe whu do
not receive more than IS" a month. A
South Africa court lately gave judgment
In favor of a clerk who sued a bank for
dismissing Mm for marrying. The Judge
held that a restriction upon matrimony
wa void as against public moral
.Mr. Haniman insist that his remark,
"Mr. OJcll has political Influence because
of hla relations with mr," was a Joke, and
a good one, a attested by the laughter.
There is no man, however aerlou his occu
pation In life, who Is not a little sensitive
about his reputation as sn off-hand hu
morist. Obstacle to a It-'-..
One thousand marriageable women are
wanted In Big Ilirn county, Vfyo., where
there are ten bachelors to every miss.
Owing to the fact that they have no de
partment stores, no horse shows and ft w
matinees In Big Horn county It will prob
ably bo hard to get the girls headed in
Tt 1 the fashion just now to abuse mil
lionaires, and some of them deserve It; but
to tell the truth. It would be mighty handy
this week to be able to draw out a million
wad. We shall cither have to pass a law
abolishing Christmas or put through a con
stitutional amendment making every able
bodied citlxen a millionaire.
REFORM 1 RAILROAD M .!.
Proposed Rshlhltlon ot the Cnrves of
It will be found, we doubt not, that It
pays to tell the truth even in railroad
advertising, and Mr. K. IT. Harrlman has
Just established a valuable precedent In
this respect for the railroad system which
he controls, nnd he deserves credit for it.
It has been the general practice among
railroads to print maps of their lines in
such a way as to malte 11 appear thst
they are all "short cuts." or air lines,
between the great centers connected by
them, or through which they pass, which,
of course, la generally untrun and often
seriously misleading to the traveling pub
lic. Mr. Harrlman has ordered his pas
senger departments to print hereafter
maps of the various Harrlman roads show
ing the exact course of the rails, whatever
it may be. Circles, rigugs and curve are
to be represented exactly as they exist. If
this means the ushering In of an era of
truthfulness in the business and profes
sional .world all around we shall rejoice
and be glad. When newspapers begin to
tell the truth about their circulation, diplo
mats become models of veracity, politicians
emulate the example of George Washing
ton with his hatchet, and people stop lyliiK
about the amount of their taxable property,
wi shall expect the millennium to heave
In sight shortly after.
(.IIAKTIXl IK hisim:ss.
Hold-I p ( omblue Admits Ciullt aad
Fays the Penalty.
The plea of guilty entered by the Chicago
Brick trust In the conspiracy suit begun by
the state of Illinois, based upon an attempt
to monopolize the brick business of Chi
cago, directs attention to an Instance of
grafting in business worthy of public notice.
The general superintendent of the company
turned state's evidence and his testimony
was so convincing that fines aggregating
J18.000 were Imposed upon the defendants,
who included two walking delegates for
Not content witli'-endeavorlng to establish
a monopoly by the usual means, the trust
was assisted In Its effort by tho labor lead
ers calling strikes on buildings where non-
trust brick were used and, In return, the
state's attorney says, the trust abetted the
unions In collecting; pay for the time lost
by the strikers under threat of having tho !
supply of trust brick cut off or a second
A good deal ha been heard of a labor
trust as well as those formed by capital,
but this Chicago combination appears to
have been built upon a double foundation.
Capital and labor united to beat the out
siders. The vigorous prosecution of the
case and the fines Imposed ought to check
future enterprise along the same line, but
If not a valuable ally should le found In
tha public opinion aroused by this attempt
to play both ends against the middle.
POSTAL EXTTt iVAGA.XC ki.
Hose Leaks la tho System Demand
Any business man can see, without any
comparisons, that our postal system is
extravagant and that it Is made an un
necessary burden to the national treasury,
but this is rendered glaringly obvious by
the recent reports of the British pontoffice,
which not only in lis icnuomy but it its
general merit almost overshadows our own.
Americans, as a rule, are proud of their
postofBce department, but there Ii not
much cause for pride in the fact that this
department Is run at a loss of !.onu,0ii0
a year, while the British postofilce Is run
at a profit of fl,tffi a year. The "landing
excuse for this disparity is tiiat tho dis
tance are so much greater In this country
than In Great Britain, but as the Hrltish
malls go to all the British colonies nnd
that means all around the globe this ex
cuse does not seem to be worth much.
It is especially weak in view of the fact
that our enormous deficit Is easily ac
counted for In other ways. One cause of it
Is cur Chinese system of fixing the i-oilroad
rates for hauling the malls, and the other
Is the infractions of the second-rate postal
regulations by which the department is
systematically exploited for advertising
purpose. If tliu loss from these two
sources could be stopped our poslollice de
partment would at least be self-supporting,
notwithstanding we live in a country
of "magnificent distances."
Some may take It for granted that If our
postal service Is dearer to the nation than
the British postal service it is at least
cheaper to the cltixen and a better sendee
In every way, but this is the exact opposite
of the truth.
In Great Britain i cents will carry a four
ounce letter, but here only a one-uume
letter. The registry Is 4 cents there and S
cents here. Parcel poet charges there are
from I up to cents for eleven pounds,
and here cents for four pounds of third
class and 6i cents for four pounds of
fourth-d, ass matter. 8:eclal delivery
there costs ( tents a mile without other
postage, and here It costs 10 cents flat with
other postage. A similar difference exists
In all the other charges
We make no better show In the charac
ter of the service. In Great Britain the
postman makes six rounds a day, even In
the smaler cities. A local letter mailed
anywhere In London is delivered within
two houis. Rural delivery is universal
Instead of being partial as it Is with us.
In every item of speed, promptness and
certainty the cheap British system is su
perior to the extravagant American sys
We are a great people sod far In advance
of Europe In many nt, of Industry and
enterprise, but we are laggard enough in
some other lines to clip the aings of our
soaring prule and keep our hands uvsjr ojr
natuia.l. bvastful mouths.
B(UM) AROIT yr.W VOftK.
HI i les on the t orrent of I.lfe In the
Extraordinary precautions were takiti by
the court to guard from outside Influences
the Jury which tried and convicted Abra
ham H. Hummel, the New York attorney
charged with procuring false testimony.
The members of the Jury were constantly
under (ruard. They were not permitted to
speak tn any outsider, nor privately con
verse over the telephone. Kven their mall
was examined hy the Judge or one of his
clerks. The court officers guarding the
twelve "good and true men" for Seven days
and nights were under a severe strain and
tine of them collapsed liefore the trial was
The New York correspondent of the
Philadelphia Press characterises the con
victed lawyer as a many-sided man of the
world. In person, he is almost Insignificant,
excepting that anyone who first sees him
must turn a second time to look nt him,
for there are the tracings upon his face
of great though narrow Intellectual rapa
city of cunning shrewdness ami knowledge
of men of the world, and especially of
women n.11 this tempered by a cordiality,
or an assumption of It. a rllsh of humor
snd a delight In the association of men
who are brilliant, although not necesarlly
There Is something about a really great
criminal with which Mr. Hummel seem
to sympathize; and yet no man In this
city, of his profession, at least, has ap
peared more thoroughly to appreciate hon
esty, both intellectual and financial, and
a manner of life which Justly brings the
esteem of all citizens than Mr. Hummel.
Although the Intimation has been long
continued that in the practice of his pro
fession Mr. Hummel has plowed through
the statutes and gone around them In order
to accomplish his ends always skillfully
concealing these unprofessional methods
nevertheless he has a reputation of being a
man who, having given his won), needs
to give no bond with it. That is something
that cannot be said of very one of those
who are now occupying Judicial postinns.
and It was with something of this kind
in mind that Mr. Jerome ventured openly
to criticise a portion of our higher bench.
Mr. Hummel Is unmarried, but he has
been a singularly affectionate and ambi
tious kinsman, being proud to have mem
bers of his family, his sisters and others,
who are depnedent upon him. feel that
dependency is based upon no slender or
grudging support, but that he delights in
giving them the best that his purse offers.
Building Superintendent Hopper of New
York City engaged In a legal battle not
long ago over the question of whether the
counters, shelves and other fixtures in the
new Wanamaker store at Broadway and
Ninth street should be of fin-proof material,
and today the appellate division of tho
supreme court gave the victory to the
merchant. Mr. Wanamaker luul expended
more than I1OU.0O0 in the fixtures that did
not meet the approval of tho building dc
partment. On application of Superintendent
Hopper Justice Truax granted un order
that all of the fixtures must lie fireproof.
Mr. Wanamaker took the case to a higher
court. He contended that It would not be
practical to use fireproof shelving, counters,
etc., and that such material would be In
jurious nnd useless for the display of dry
goods. The appellate division decides that
the building superintendent has no Juris
diction over movable trade fixtures und that
the flreprooflng of such is not contemplated
by the building laws. The decision Is
gratifying to New York merchants.
Kxclusive of ashes and rubbish 6t tons
of garbage are delivered daily to Barren
island from New York City. The New
York Sanitary t'tillzatlon company has a
scheme for turning Into salable, products,
such as oils and grease, the garbage col
lected In this city, it put up a plant on
Barren island and agreed, In return for a
payment of 1231,000 a year, to take tare
of all the garbage that the city could fur
nish. I'nder the classification of rubbish
are Included rags, bale sacks, old pieces of
metal, old shoes, bedding, furniture in
fact, everything useful or once useful that
a great city casts off day after day. One
would not think that the problem of util
ity of waste could he applied to this sort
of material with any degree of success or
pecuniary reward: and yet it Is. An
Italian named Marone pays the depart
ment $1,300 a week for the privilege of going
over the dumps, picking out paper, old
metal and shoes. As a matter of fact
there Is little that Marone doesn't find
some son of use for.
Jerome Is a much more unconventional
man than President. Roosevelt. He smokes
cigarettes and he slaps laboring men and
district leaders on the back, and he hasn't
hesitated to advocate some views of which
the orthodox would never approve. He
Is whut used to be called, before good taste
banished the word, a "Bohemian." He
likes a good time over a table In the back
room of a cafe with a set of boon com
panions, and it wouldn't matter in the
least to Mm whether they were plain la
boring men, cl ib members, assistants from
his office, newspaper men, ministers or de
tectives, so long as they were what he
"I like a man," he said in one of his re
rent speeches. "And that is why I liked
Richard Croker, though I never agreed with
an Idea that he had. I liked him because
be had a jaw, and when he looked you In
the eye It was like a blow."
That statement furnishes the key to New
York's fighting district attorney and ex
plains why, although he has spent his life
opposing Tammany men, some of his best
friends are Tammany Hall district leaders.
There is general reard in New York City
over the death of "Tom" Dunn, ex-sheriff
I of the county, in the Twenty-sixth assem
' bly district, where Iunn resided, every Isiy
on the street knew and was known by him.
He was famous a a practical Joker of the
good-natured kind, and his wit was ever
at command. At the ball of the Delaware
club a few years ago Dunn was approached
by a good-looking young i hap who appar
ently was wearing evening clothes for the
! first time and was very proud. "Sheriff,"
he said, "how do you think I look in a
dress suit?" "fine," returned Dunn. "It s
a wonder you wouldn't get ones of your
"Tremendoa Heformsthr loree of
Wall Street Journal.
James (J. Garfield, commissioner of cor
porations. In his annual report, says:
"Current events have strikingly illustrated
the tremendous reformative force of public
opinion without the intervention of the
law." in other words, there would be need
of little new legislation if there were a
healthy public opinion all the time at work.
As Mr. Garfield says, not only I leKlslation
the formal expression of public opinion,
but moral standards in business and fulea
of commercial Intercourse are created and
sustained by public opinion.
But there can be no adequate and healthy
publie opinion without publicity. It Is nec
essary' that the public shall have accurate
and full information in order to form a
sound opinion as the basis of action.
Therefore, publicity is the first esentlsl
of biibinets reform, line us that, snd tee
amount of new !a thst will be teuuired
will he s.tui:! ireV i d.
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PARCELS TOST IMlOtiRF.S.
A Pablle eeelty Speeding Toward
There Is a forward movement toward the
Ideal of a complete domestic parcel post
service Indicated In the report of Postmas
ter General George Cortelyou, In his "ear
nest recommendation that third and fourth
class mail matter be merged ut tho rate of
1 rent for two ounces." At present fourth
class matter, merchandise, unsealed, Is
taxed 1 cent per ounce and third-class mst
ter, printed matter, etc., unsealed. 1 cent
for each two ounces. The proposed new
arrangement would permit all merchandise
parcels not exceeding four pounds In weight
to be carried at one-half the rate now
charged, to a multitude of plaees not
reached by express companies and at a
chargo sufficient to reimburse the govern
ment for actual cost of carriage.
it Is Interesting to note that Postmaster
General Cortelyou, while -discouraging for
tho present any attempt to institute a gen
eral parcel post service for the country,
bases his objections on the fear of a high
rate of postage or a temporary deficit.,
which In his view would be occasioned by
the government's competition with the or
ganized express companies, who would get
ull the short distance parcels because sons
rates could be lower than long distance
rates, and thus burdening the malls with
the more costly sen'lee of the long distance
business, Involving a loss greater than the
Increase of revenue.
Apropos of his recommendation for merg
ing third and fourth-class matter Is the
rostmnster general's suggestion that a sim
pler classification be made of all mail mut
ter Into three classes: First, letters; sec
ond, printed matter, and third, merchan
dise. I'KKSOXAI, XOTES.
All the Federations of Women rlulm
together cannot disprove the fact that
man is a handy mechanism to tend furance
The Chinese are still hooelesslv old-fash.
ioned. According to a Japanese contempor
ary a newspaper for women, recently
established. In Peking, has been suDDresst d
by a viceroy "lest It should divulge secrets."
At the dinner given by James Hasen
Hyde in honor of Mme. Bernhardt the di
vine Sarah occupied a seat between her host
and bamuel I ntermcyer. This is the first
time that anyone has been able to get be
tween Mr. Hyde and his legal adviser for
Congressman Graham of Pennavlvantn
has whiskers of the Intermittent sort tbev
do not meet at all points. He passed two of
Ills collegagues the other dav In the mni.
toi building and one of the remarked:
in my opinion Graham's whisker ir.
punctuated too liberally."
Kranklin K. Lane, who has boen named
by the president for Interstate commerce
commissioner, was born on Prince Ed
wards Island, British Columbia, In 1863.
He has lived In California since he was 7
years of age, and Is at present one of the
most prominent lawyers of that state.
Jamea Francis Burke, one of the new
congressmen from Pennsylvania, organised
the Republican National Collen l
with a branch in every large American
university, and was elected its first presi
dent, lie has bad a brilliant career frmn
the time of hla admission tti the Pittsburg
Louis Horwltz. a Russian, aed 2S years,
has filed a petition In th circuit court of
St. Ixuis asking that his n: ir.e be changed
to Louis Hart. The Russian is a traveling
salesman and represents that he Is at a
disadvantage In business by reason of the
fact that he retains his Russian name.
He says there la at present much prejudice
In the United States against Russians
He also states that he wishes to effectually
disavow all connections with the Russian
WHERE THEY ARE SELLING
The Universal Discount of U.T iter tent ofT of tho straight piano
dealer's retail prices which this house Inaugurated during the year and
niarked this last and lowest asking and selling price on the tags in
plain figures, and hunic the taps on the pianos In plain view, Is what
has done the business for the Hospe Co.
The One Price Plan on Pianos Is winning us more friends dally
They know the $190 mark means $190 net. The ten-vear warranty on
the pianos means Ten Years, and the terms, $6 per month, means Just
what It says. The $450 Knabe Mahogany Cprlght Grand Piano stands
for Just 450. cash or time. Can we do better than this to please?
Yes, we can!
We tan. and will, show you new scale Kimball Pianos for from
$260 up. We have Kranich Bach Pianos from $375 up. We hav
sixteen different makes of pianos. Including the latest Art I'prlght and
Miniature Grand Bush Lane Pianos. Just call and see the French
style 14-lnch walnut case.
Our stock U fresh, bright, new, In perfect tune, ready for delivery.
Just pay a little down balance at convenience.
It pays to see the "Angelus" play the plaiio.
A. HOSPE CO.,
1513 Douglas Street
The Piano House with the One Price.
The Doctor You drink tgo much tea.
Tea turns tho stomach Into leather.
The Professor Well, there's nothing llko
leather for keeping the sole of a man
aliove tho earth. Chicago Tribune.
"I hear that the new
brought down the house."
'Tea, It did. In one week It brought
down the house from sin to ten people
Bnd the ushers." Cleveland Leader.
ChoJlyNo, I don't like him. By Jove!
he called me a lobster the other day. What
do you think of that
Dolly-It was horrid of him. Jf he onU
knew as much ntm politeness ns be does
Hliout natural history he might be charm
ing. Cleveland Leader.
"In Kentucky, sub," said the facetious
colonel, "every child Is born with a water
"What?" demanded the tourist. "a
"On Ills stomach, suh, on his stomach."
! "Why don't you let 'em vote?" asked
I Ihn Uiictalnn ... U . U .. 1 ... . I
.... "i" ii win, n.u iieeo III Anirni'A,
"But they might not vote for me?" re
turned the czar.
"What do you care whom thev vote for
as long as you do the counting?" Wash
"Why don't you go In and fight the rail
loads?'' "I tried It once." said Senator Sorghum.
"A railroad had killed a cow that belonged
to my father and I went out determined to
whip the engineer. But when I saw that
locomotive bearing down on me. with sev
eral tons of machinery and all the steam It
needed, I did what I am going to do now.
I side-stepped." Washington Star.
"My new play Is sure to make a hit."
laid the great actress. "It gives me an
opporturlty to display twenty new gowns."
Gracious, " exclaimed her friend. How
"Only four, but In one of them the
scene s at a dressmaker s." Philadelphia
"Kroiri a hasty examination," said the
doctor, "I am decidedly of the opinion
that you are, suffering from the peculiar
trouble know n as clergyman's sore
"The you say!" exclaimed the caller.
"It Is quite possible, however, that I
may be wrong. I will make another ex
amination." Chicago Tribune.
Mr. Sktmmerhorn Resign from the club,
sell tny dogs and move Into a cheaper
house. Just because I've been losing a lit
tle money on 'change? I can't do that.
It would make talk."
Mrs. Kklmmerhorn It would, William.
Peonle would llav volt IimA itAno m aan.ll.ln
J thing, for once 'in your life. Chicago
"Ah. my beloved'" he cried, fervently.
"I am not rich In this world's goods, nor
am I clever a some men are. But If a
tender and eerlostlng love goes for anv
"It goes with me, all right," she inter
rupted. "But. John, I'm afraid It won t
go with the butcher." Clevelai.d Leader.
woks ok a m Annum mah.
Ain't It a shame I never get a show
To meet the boys and have a little fun.
But the dear madam says I've got to go
With her to something thst I ache to
Of course, Isay, '"Why, yes, with pleasure,
I always do my best to hide the blow;
But when I want to make a little run.
Ain't It a shame I never get a show?
I wouldn't mind if she went out. T know
Although thsfs something .that she h
Alone. 1 don't ask her (she wouldn't,
To meet the boys and have a little fun.
The proposition would be apt to stun
, Tile lady. Then I, tix, might answer.
I might protest her friend were too fin
But thodear madam savs I've got to 0fc
But I am meek, and she has quite a flow
Of conversation quite too much for one.
I've gone out every week a year or so
With her to something- that I ache to
And to rebel I never have begun;
The yoke I never once have tried to throw
Kroin off my neck. It seem to weljrh a ton
At times. Yes. life, I find, is pretty slow.
Ain't It a shame?
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