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WHEX OfT OF TOWH.
Sabserlber leaving Ik city tern
seiarlly ahonla bar Th Be
Mailed ! them. It la better than
a, dally latter from home. Ad
dress wUl b changed a often as
It the county jail feeulug graft la a
bad tblug, the sooner It la stopped the
Election riots in Hungary may indi
cate only tbnt roters have been taking
lesson in the art of pelf-govern incut
from New York and Philadelphia.
The rote ou the Philippine tariff bill
strikingly recalls the oft-quoted declara
tion of General Hancock that the tariff
question ia a purely local Question.
Former Tremier Balfour has evidently
decided that It la better to bend with
the willow than to atand with the oak
while th liberal hurricane ia sweeping
' With M. Kallierres president of the
French republic the world will again
aee an avowed radical striving to up
hold the cause of reaction and arbitrary
power In Russia.
- The train schedule time to Old Mexico
has again been reduced. The train
schedule time of the long-promised
' Omaha & Lincoln Interurban has not
yet been promulgated.
If express companies have recalled all
franking privileges the logical result
should be lower rat for transmitting
packages, but logic and business do not
always bang together.
With three feet of snow in the lumber
district of Minnesota the sawmill men
will hav harder work to maintain
prices next summer than to get their
logs to market in the spring.
"Nyllc. the employes' society of the
New York Life Insurance company, is
holding a secret meeting, but it will be
careful not to transact any business
that will not bear the light of day,
The late Marshall Field was not, only
merchant prince, but also a captain of
agriculture, and when looking for a
farm ranch to develop he pnt his money
Into good Nebraska land. The moral la
There Is no dearth of candidates for
places lu the city council. Yet if we
do not mistake the temper of Omaha
people, they will. If they are to have a
change, Insist on a change for the better
and not for the worse.
According to a former professor of
theology of Brlgham Young college, Mor
mon polygamy has been transferred to
Mexico. If thla t true It will be Inter
eating to see how1 the successors of the
Aitecs will handle the quostlou.
The loyalty to Mr. Harrituan evinced
at all times by General Manager Mohler
of the Union Pacific la another reason
for Mr. Mohler's popularity. People ad
mire man who, bo matter how high
hla position, steadfastly champions his
It Is announced that Judge Ben Lind
sey of Denver Is a nervous wreck as a
result of his work of juvenile court
propaganda. Those, parents who have
endeavored to control and direct the
average family of youug people will not
Morocco is said to be playing a wait
lug gams in the conference in Spain lu
hope for a disagreement of the powers,
but la prepared to lay down rules gov
erning Its conduct in case the powers
agree on a program. Thus it ta plain
that the precedent established by the
sultan of Turkey baa not been wasted
piuLtmyt tARitr bill.
The Mil reducing the tariff on sugnr.
tobacco and rice Imported from the
Philippines to 25 per cent of the Plngley
rates, and admitting free other products
of the islands, received a very much
larger majority In the house of rep
resentatives than had Iwrti expected.
The number of republicans who voted
against the measure was hardly more
than half the number which it was as
sumed would be found in opposition and
the democratic support was somewhat
larger than had leen counted on, though
the attitude of the minority leader gave
assurance of a nearly full' democratic
ote for the bill.. r
The passage of the measure is a de
cided victory for the administration and
doubtless is regarded with great satis
faction by the president and secretary
of ' war. The former made a very
earnest plea for the legislation in his
lost annual message and Secretary Taft
has labored zealoualy to have the tariff
In Philippine products reduced, urging
at every opportunity that it was the
duty of the government to do this and
that it was essential to the industrial
and commercial welfare of the Islands.
Republican leaders in the house adopted
this view and In their speeches have in
sisted that the proposed reduction of
the tariff on Philippine sugar and to
bacco could not do any injury to the
home Interests, because the competition
would be Insignificant. They pointed
out that sugar production In the Philip
pines cau never reach very extensive
proportlous, while the tobacco grown
there Is not of a kind or quality thot is
ever likely to have a large demand in
the United States. How effective such
arguments hnve been the result suf
Whether or not they will equally Im
press senators It Is Impossible to say
with any degree of certainty. There
has been no Intimation as to the senti
ment In the upper branch of congress
regarding the measure, but very soon
after it goes to the senate something
will be learned respecting opinion there.
It is perhaps safe to say that this will
be found generally favorable to the bill.
There will of course be opposition, but
there Is reason to believe that a majority
of both republicans and democrats will
ote for the measure and that there will
not be very much delay In reaching a
Undoubtedly this legislation will have
a good effect on the Philippines. It will
tend to stimulate agricultural production
there and to attract capital to the islands
for this purpose. It will also, as has
been said by President Roosevelt, be of
Importance from a political and senti
mental standpoint. . It will be accepted
as evidence of a sincere desire on the
part of the people of the United States
to aid the people of the Islands, partlc
ularly In the. agricultural development
of the archipelago. Tills can hardly fall
to contribute to their contentment under
American rule and make them more
loyal to the government.' As to what
effect. If any,- audi aid may have upon
American Interests time alone can de
termine. It Is manifestly the conviction
of a large majority of the house of rep
resentatives that there Is no reason to
apprehend any Injury from It.
A BIT PRESIDE It T UF FRAXCE-
On February 18 Emlle Loubet, presi
dent of France, will be succeeded by
Clement Arraand Fallleres, who was
yesterday elected to the presidency by
the national assembly. The new presi
dent of the French republic has long
been prominent In public affairs. His
political life began in 1876, when he was
elected to the house of deputies ah a
republican. Since that time he has been
minister of the Interior thrice, premier
once, minister of Justice twice, of pub
lic instruction twice, and a member of
the senate since 1890, becoming presi
dent of that body In 1899. A writer in
Publio Opinion says of him that "be Is
a man who will perfectly fit the mold
of republican tradition, a mold' which
requires a statesman In no wise affili
ated with the advanced parties." He is
described as extremely simple, affable
and kindly, firmly opposed to all forms
of ostentation. Fallleres has a clean
political record and bis rank among
French statesmen Is second to none.
The president of France does not
have a great deal of power or authority.
His political influence Is limited. The
ministry la the controlling power, sub
ject to the will of the parliament Yet
the presidency of the republic, with a
terra of seven years, is a position of
great honor .and distinction. President
Loubet, who will retire next mouth and
who has announced that his political
career will then end. has made a record
which will give him a distinguished
place in his country's history.
It appears Improbable that anything
will be done at the present session of
congresa in regard to federal regulation
of Insurance, but Senator Dryden of
New Jersey will make an earnest effort
to secure consideration of his bill
making provision for such regulation.
The measure he introduced in the last
congress has been revised and the new
bill ia undoubtedly an improvement It
ia aald to have the Indorsement of the
president, administration officials, emi
nent constitutional lawyers hi and out of
congress and others.
The bill defines policies, or Insurance
contracts, as Instrumentalities of com
merce and provides for the regulation of
the business through the medium of a
comptroller of Insurance and along lines
similar to the control exercised over
national banks, the bureau for this pur
pose to be In the Department of Com
merce and Labor. The bill makes ample
provision for publicity. The comptroller
Is given authority and power to inquire
into the details and facts of th manage
ment of all corporations engaged in In
terstate Insurance in, may have the
companies examined by special exam
iners whenever necessary or expedient.
To this end he mny Invoke the aid of
nny federal court to require the attend
ance and testimony of witnesses and the
production of books, papers and docu
ments. Heavy penalties are Imposed for
failure to comply with the requirements
of the measure. There Is a bill In the
bouse of representatives which provides
for federal regulation and supervision of
life Insurance business In the District
of Columbia and the territories, where
it Is claimed there Is no doubt as to the
right of the national government to ex
ercise such authority as the bill provides
Thus there Is promise that this very
important subject will receivo congres
sional attention, though the indications
at present are not favorable to any
action being taken.
THE VNtOX PACIFIC AXD OMAHA.
The handsome testimonial tendered
by the business men of Omaha to Gen
eral Manager Mobler of the Union Pa
cific Is to be regarded at the same time
as a tribute to the man and an evidence
of appreciation of the more friendly
policy, which has recently been pur
sued by the great railroad company
over which he presides in its relations
It is exaggeration to assert that
any one railroad or all the railroads
have made Omaha what It Is. Omaha has
handed back to the railroads full value
for all favora it has ever received.. Yet
there are mutual interests which open
up many fields of co-operation and, of
the railroads which center here, the
Union Pacific more than any other has
Its Interests undivided as between
Omaha and its commercial competitors.
As the Great Northern Is devoted to
the development of trade territory on
which the Twin cities to our north
thrive, the Union Pacific opens up trade
territory that belongs exclusively to
Omaha as far as the Rocky mountains
and even farther. A friendly manage
ment of this road, therefore. Is more
Important than of other roads, although
the friendly management of all the rail
roads entering our city Is greatly to be
desired and encouraged.
It devolves upon tire Union Pacific, as
the pioneer transcontinental route, to
keep to the forefront and set the pace.
Its establishment of great machine
ahops and car works at this point, Its
erection of new headquarters building
to house Its general offices, and its en
largement of local freight and passen
ger terminals, cannot fall to emphasize
the Importance of Omaha on the rail
road map and to Influence the other
railroads to recognize the value of
Omaha as a trade center, with substan
tial contributions to the city's material
In welcoming the co-operation of the
railroads In everything that is to our
mutual benefit, we must not forget that
occasions are sure to arise when Inter
ests will clash and we must b ready to
stand up for Omaha as against the rail
roads whenever needs be. So long as
the railroad managers ore made to fee!
that they have more to gain by working
with us than against us, the spirit of
co-operation Is more likely to be mani
fested. It Is as an object lesson of this
truism that the Mohler testimonial ban
quet should prove of service to all con
cerned. It does no harm to recall that the
great Spanish explorer, Coronado. Is sup
posed to have penetrated Into the con
fines of Nebraska In the year 1M1. but
to all practical Intents and purposes
Nebraska was not brought into contact
with the civilized world until the enact
ment of the Kansas-Nebraska act In
1854 scarce fifty, yeara ago and its
marvelous progress and wonderful
achievements have all been wrought
within the period of a short half cen
tury. The inspiration of what has been
accomplished by the pioneers in the de
velopment of Nebruska and the up
building of Omaha as its crowning city
must set the measure of the work cut
out for the present generation If It Is
to compare at all with its forefathers.
The dedication of the new agricultural
hall at the University of Nebraska farm
marks another step forward In the
growth of that Institution, but it also
emphasizes the handicap under which
the university is resting from the fact
that its buildings are divided between
campus and farm, which are separated
by several miles. The tendency In other
state unlversitiea Is toward concentra
tion rather than segregation. It ia only
a question of time when our university
will have to grapple with the problem of
space--a problem which ought never to
arise In the boundless west.
Fortunately for the resjsmslble pur
ties, Kansas discovered' its treasury
shortage during a term of prosperity in
that state. Just what would have hap
pened had the lapse been found In days I
or depression cannot be Imagined, but
today it will doubtless be forgotten be
fore the court gets around to the case.
One . of the attorneys in the license
mandamus cases Intimates that unless
the court sustains the position of the
police board all the present police com
missioners will resign. Of course, no
Judge on the bench true to Omaha would
want to be responsible for such a threat
Senator Fulton is taking up the cud
gels on behalf of the railroads in the
matter of freight rates. One would have
Imagined that the routine duties of the
only congressman from Oregon not un
der a cloud would keep him busy with
out volunteering for the railway de
fense. A state association of Nebraska op
ticians has been organised with a view
to focusing Its influence npon the next
legislature In behalf of legislation to
elevate the profession. With an optical
lobby already visible by the aid of a
telescope on the legislative horlison, am
bitious lawmakers should protect them
selves by hnving ihelr eyes tested In
Two Nebraska congressmen contrib
uted their votes to the Opposition against
the Philippine tariff bill on Its passnge
In the house. Each of them, however,
halls from a district lu which a beet
sugar factory is located which fur
nishes the full explanation.
Panning- for Breath.
Kansas City Journal.
Poultney Blgelow will reply later on. A
man who has been sat upon by Mr. Taft
requires a little time to recover his breath.
A Lent Vlt Want.
It lias been proposed to chlorofrm all men
who have reached the age of 60. It has
also been proposed that we chlorofrm In
corrigible criminals. And now we are asked
to chloroform Incurable Invalids. Let's
chloroform a few reformers.
Frleadly Torn for Soaad Money.
Bt. Louis Globe Democrat.
As a neighborly service the United States
mint at Philadelphia Is coining for Mexico
$4,000,000 gold Into ten-peso pieces. Uncle
Bam charges only the cost price of the
work, and Is glad to do the friendly turn
In th cause of sound finance.
Petition of Great Weight.
In the petition line, th forty-five volumes
of names sent to the senate against the
seating of Senator Snioot must rank as a
great achievement. It sets the puce, how
ever, and hereafter no petition Is likely to
be considered weighty that does not weigh
China's Care for Krensled Finance.
Just listen to this: Banks don't fall In
China. Cause why? They cut the bankers'
heads off If they fall. Not for the world
would we suggest such a discipline here,
yet whenever an American bank does go
under, how willing the depositors and stock
holders would be to miss the banker, if he
would leave his earnings where they could
get at them.
Valne of Publicity.
Kansas City Star.
If grown men and women are not to live
In a fool's paradise; If they are to know the
weaknesses of the time and how to direct
their remedial efforts, they must be kept
reasonably well Informed of the evil as
well as the good. Men will always be found
to take deparate chances with their repu
tations, but the danger of being discovered
In wrongdoing is a wholesome restraining
Influence on a majority of the race. A con
crete instance of the effectiveness of pub
licity Is the development of public senti
ment that has forced the reorganization
of the big llfo Insurance companies. Had it
not been for the newspapers there would
have been no Investigation and had not
the results of the Inquiry been printed there
would hav been no overturning. On th
whole. It may fairly be Inferred that human
nature Is so constituted as to gain In wis
dom and morality . by contact with tha
world a contact which the newspapers sup
piles. DOIXG THE OSTRICH ACT.
Opponents of tha Square Deal Furnish
. ,. . ra.Sorj.. Spectacle.
; Indianapolis News.
Nothing more curious has been seen for
many years that the persistent effort to
make It appear that the president's popu
larity Is declining. We understand per
fectly that there are many corporation
agents and politicians and some news
papers that would like to sea the presi
dent's hold on the people broken. But we
believe that these eminent authorities are
merely trying to create a condition by
pretending to see it already In existence.
It Is significant that all this talk comes
from New York and other eastern cen
ters, and from Washington. New York
knows practically nothing of how the rest
of the country feels, while Washington
Is the worst place in the country to go to
find out what the people really think.
We should remember that th professional
politicians have . always been hostile to
Theodore Roosevelt, and that the whole
monopolistic influence Is bitterly antago
nistic to him today. And now that the
president has on his hands the biggest fight
he aver had, these old enemies feel that
they can pool Issues, defeat the' legislation
asked tor by both the presfdent and the
people, and show at the same tltne that
th president Is not, after all, a formidable
figure. We believe that that Is th gam
now on foot. Ho Is as unpopular with the
Aldrlches and Platts and Depews as he
always was, and he Is quite as popular with
the masses as he was a year ago. Th
situation was, In our opinion, accurately
outlined in a Washington dispatch to th
News of Tuesday.
It is possibly true that th president la
not quite so commanding a figure as he
was immediately after his success In
bringing about peace between Russia and
Japan. It would be surprising if he were.
But, broadly speaking, he Is quite as popu
lar as he ever was outside of political and
Standard Oil circles. .If the people were to
day called on to choose between Theodora
Roosevelt and the senate of the United
States the vote would be practically unani
mous In favor of the former. Kven though
the president be not quite so popular as lift
was at certain other periods of his career,
he still Is the most popular man In th
United States. The "rising tide" against
him has certainly not struck Indiana.
Throughout the middle west, th west and
the south, he Is still in high favor with
the people. Yet the "knocking" publishers
actually send their representatives to
Washington to find opposition to th presi
dent, apparently not realising that there
has always been opposition there. Let them
to Indiunapoiia, Cincinnati, Chicago, Min
neapolis, St. Paul and other such cities.
nd they will find that, except among some
of th professional politician and patron
age mongers. Theodore Roosevelt Is as
strong as lis ever was.
We think It Is Important that this point
should bo made clear, because the tight
now being made, under cover, ag&inst th
president, is really a fight on tu people.
The men who oppose rate legislation, pur
food legislation, proper control and re
striction of monopolies, free trade with the'
Philippines all of which would greatly
benefit the people are exerting themselves
to destroy the Influences of the president.
And their activity Is prompted by their
wish to defeat this legislation. It la not
the man Roosevelt they are fighting, but
rat legislation. The people should under
stand this. for. in spite of his mistakes, and
notwithstanding vry obvious defects, Theo
dora Roosevelt Is the best friend Some
times It seems as though he were th only
friend of the people In Washington. Our
correspondent suggests that, If the presi
dent lose hi fight for rat regulation, th
people will put th blame on him. We
very much doubt this. If they do they
will make a mistake. Rate regulation will
be defeated, if defeated at aU, by the sen
ate of the United Slates, and w do not
think it will b able to escsp responsl-
X111NIM RATKS I MIWESOTA.
State Hoard Gets Hnny and Korma
latea a Scheaale.
The Rallrosd and Warehouse commission
of Minnesota declares that freight rates In
that state are excessive and unjust and that
competing points are favored at th
expense of communities having only one
outlet. In order that a square deal may be
had the commission has formulated a max
imum merchandise tariff and notified rail
road companies Interested to show cau
by February 1. why it should not be adopted
as a basis hereafter.
The Minneapolis Journal says the pro
posed tariff la a sweeping reduction of
present rates. The commission took an
average of the present distributing rates on
first-class freight, made for given distances
by seven roads th Northern Pacific, Gieat
Northern, Boo, Great Western, Milwaukee,
Omaha and Minneapolis A St. Louis. Tha
proposed tariff makes a reduction from that
average of 8.S3 cents, or 28 per cent on a
fifty mile haul; 7.68 cents, or 20 per cent,
on a hundred-mil haul; 8.08 cents, or l
per cent, on ISO miles; 3.78 cents, or 7 per
cent, on 200 miles; 8.13 cents, or 13 per cent,
on 250 miles, and 1.98 cents, or 10 per cent,
On 300 miles.
It must not be understood that th
schedule Is Iron-clad. It is a maximum rat
for given distances and lower rates may
be put In wherever necessary. The basis
Is drawn to cover distributing tariffs from
Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth and all other
terminal points In the state. Distance rates
between local points might be made 6 per
Marvin Hughltt. Jr., freight traffln
manager for the Northwestern, said time
would be needed to study the schedule. He
did not believe It gave a remunerative rate
in cases where a rosd has to make a long
haul to compete with a short line which
fixes the rate.
The proposed tariff Is still 15.9 per cent
higher than the Iowa distance tariff, taking
the average on distances up to 400 miles.
For that reason it Is considered very fair
by the commission. It Is also believed to
be more scientific than the Iowa tariff.
The rates on lower classes of freight are
not touched on, but they are graded from
first-class rates, and a reduction on first
class means reduction In kind on all classes
of freight In less than car lots.
The following table gives th rate for
each dintanoe. The first column gives the
average of present rates on seven roads.
The second gives the Iowa distance tariff
rates, and the third Is the proposed maxi
mum tariff framed by the commission:
Aver. Tows. Minn.
Rate. Diet. Tariff. Rate.
12. 14.S 12. 9
16 1-7 15 6 13.96
17 1-7 J4 14.94
20 8-7 17.0 15.92
22 3-7 17.8 18.90
24 8-7 18.2 17.88
26 6-7 18.8 !8.8ii
27 6-7 19.4 1 9.80
29 1-7 20.0 20.82
29 6-7 1 20.4 21. 0
30 4-7 20.8 12.78
81 4-7 21.2 SS.78
82 6-7 . 21. 6 24.74
34 22.0 26.72
36 1-7 22.4 2S.70
84 S-7 22.8 H.68 .
85 23.2 2S.66
87 23.6 29 64
38 2-7 24.0 30.63
40 8-7 25.6 82.68
44 1-3 27.2 84.54
43 1-1 2S.8 36.60
46 6-4 .10.4 38.46
48 1-2 32.0 40.43
49 2-3 83 6 42.38
60 1-8 36.3 44.84
63 6-6 36.8 46.80
63 38.4 48.26
64 40.0 60.22
66 41.6 61.20
67 43.2 62.18
69 8-4 44 8 63.16
62 8-4 46.4 64 14
63 1-4 48 65.12
. 63 1-2 49.6 66.10
63 3-4 61.2 67.08
64 1-2 52 8 68.06
. 66 1-4 64.4 69.04
. 67 66 60.02
. 67 66.6 61.00
, 67 57 61.98
. 67 67.6 62.96
. 67 68 63.94
. 67 61.5 64 .93
.67 59 65.90
. 67 60.5 C6.68
,67 60 67.86
STICKXEY OS RATE REGULATION.
One Railroad President Wha Stands
by President Roosevelt.
President Stlckney of the Chicago Great
Western railway had lots of fun the other
day In his speech before the Minnesota
Municipal league with the investigation
conducted by the senate last summer on
th question of rate-making and govern
ment regulation of rates.
Mr. Stlckney believes In government regu
lation. H Is one of the few railroad presi
dents who are longheaded enough to know
that government regulation Is sure to come.
He was not asked to appear before the com
mission and his well known views on the
subject will probably explain why h was
not called for by that one-sided committee.
He says, however,, that h has had th re
port of that hearing carefully analysed by
"an experienced lawyer," who has prepared
a brief of Its-contents. There is a strong
suspicion that Mr. Stlckney Is the "experi
enced lawyer" himself, for it would take an
experienced railroad man rather than an ex
perienced lawyer to make the most out of
He shows th Inconsistency and absurdity
of some of the contentions of the railroad
men, citing for Instance, the claim of a
president and traffic manager that govern
ment regulation "would result In stability
of rates," and remarks that In his Judg
ment and according to the testimony of
manufacturers and business men generally
stability of rates would be the best thing
that could happen.
He cites the testimony of railroad finan
ciers to the effect that government regula
tion would be disastrous to railway securi
ties, and then he proceeds to comment upon
th recent trend of the market, where in
spit of a short money supply and almost
unprecedented Interest rates stocks ad
vanced, many of them, to new high points
right In the face of tha probable paaeage of
a rate regulation bill by congress.
He discovers in this report also a favorite
bogle man who has done service for a great
many yeara ever since, In fact, th granger
movement with Its pressure for reduced
rates began. The public has been told be
fore that government Interference in rail
road rates is going to stop railroad building.
This Is an argument against rate regulation,
and yet the very men who made that argu
ment before the committee are, as Mr.
Stlckney says, planning to build more rail
roads during tha coming 'summer than can
possibly be accomplished with the labor
which Is likely to be available.
Her Is a railroad man who. along with a
very few of his class, recognises th fact
that the real danger to the railroads lies
not In th success of the president's policy
but rather in Its possible failure.
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for $450. $15 a month will pay for it. Critical investigation Invited.
A. HOSPE CO.
ISI3 DOUGLAS ST.
AIN'T THIS A GOOD PIAXO?
Dr. S. T. Tamura, a native of Japan, has
been appointed mathematician In the de
partment of terrestrial magnetism of the
Carnegie institution, with which he has
been connected as assistant for the last
There will be a notable meeting In New
York on the 22d of this month, when Booker
T. Washington, Joseph H. Choate, Mark
Twain and Robert C. Ogden will discuss
southern problems at Carnegie hall. Mr.
Choate will preside.
Through the efforts of Admiral McCsJIa a
bronzo tablet has been placed on the house
occupied by the chaplain at Mar Island
navy yard announcing that the house was
occupied by Farrugut, 1864-68, while ha was
the commandant of th yard. He was th
Announcement of Henry Labouchere's re
tirement from Parliament roused no regret
among "advanced" members of th fair
sex In Great Britain. H had no sympathy
for political women. It was he who re
ferred to the aristocrat dames of th Prim
rose league as "Primrose Pollles."
John D. Rockefeller's wealth equals th
annual budget of fifteen European states.
His fortune In dollars would form a double
circle around the earth, and If his wealth
would be tronsfotmed Into pieces of sliver
It would weigh as much as two fully ar
mored and equipped cruisers. If the cal
culation of th Almanac Hachett for 1906
John Burns, th English cabinet mem
ber, has a gift of happy and pungent
phrase. In "Who's Who," ha writes that
he "cam into the world with a struggle
struggling now, and prospects of continu
ing it." This was penned, of course, before
his selection tor cabinet office, but this fact
does not affect its truth. The description
of his education Is equally' characteristic,
"Battersea and at night schools, and still
M. Caslmer Perier, who resigned tha
French presidency, has just received a rare
decoration, the gold medal of th Assistance
Public, which Is vastly more rare than the
Legion of Honor has become in these later
times. Mm. Loubet is on of tha few liv
ing recipients. Since his withdrawal from
polltltcs Into private llfo, M. Caslmer Per
ier has devoted himself with great energy
and devotion and almost exclusively to
works of benevolence, and th gold medal
conferred upon him Is a tribute richly
earned by yeara of work and example.
Something has happened to Russell Saga's
lucky stars. Just as Unci Russell had
got everything ready to save a neat mat
ter of 830,000 by having his personal tax
assessment wiped off th city's books his
horoscope goes to th bad, and all because
he visited Wall street recently to tak ad
vantage of that 125 per cent rat on call
money. Everything was all arranged to
permit Uncle Russell to swear off his taxes
this year by proxy. Sympathetic members
of th board had decided that It was really
too bad to tax him on $2,000,000 personalty
merely because he was too ill to swear it
off. After this decision was reached tha
commissioners read in the papers that
1'ncle Russell had hopped out of bed,
trotted down to Wall street and had put
out $20,000,000 or so at high rates, so they
resolved that if Uncle Russell wants to
swear off his taxes he will hav to appear
Browning, King & Co
ORIGINATORS AND SOLE MAKES Of IALP SIZES IN CLOTHING.
JANUARY CLEARING SALE
"When we hold a clearing sale it meets with the
success it deserves, for we always have something
to sell at a price that makes it a bargain.
We never "hatch-up" sales.
The fact that people know this is, perhaps, one
reason why, when we. hold a sale that it commando
We're clearing out our winter clothing pre
paratory to receiving our spring stock. We're
asking prices that makes "important bargains" of
every man's, youth's, boy's and child's garment in
The more you buy the more you'll save.
Special in our Furnishing Dept.
Our entire stock of colored stiff bosom shirts,
that sold up to $2.50, are divided into three prices,
83c, $1.15 and $1.55.
Hoys' negligee shirts, that sold for 75c and $1.0(1
now 50c. '
V. Si V
I uougias a is.
A PIANO .'4
ANLFACTURED in Baltimore for sixty-eight
the Knabe family. William and
Ernest Knabe of the third generation, practical
piano workmen and sole owners of their groat
business, are adding new laurels to the fame of
this aristocratic old piano. The high character and
dally accomplishments of the Knabe factorlos
always have been and are now jealously guarded
by pure blooded Knabea. Many people don't know
that we, In this time of high prices for almost
"Why does. that member of congress as
sume to be unfamiliar with the phrase
'stand patT' asked one statesman.
"Because he's bluffing," answered th
Other. Washington Star.
"I never could see th sens in the phras
'a cool million.' How does it differ from
any other million?"
"It's In the form of a draft, I suppose."
Philadelphia Press. ,
"You see, dear," said Mrs. Justwed. "I've
made ono batch of good biscuits and one
batch of poor ones. Now, this la the third,
and It ought to decide whether I'm a good
cook or not."
"Yes, I see," said Mr. Justwed. chewing
frantically, "this Is the rubber." Cleveland
The professor was calling on th doctor,
who resides In an apartment house.
"You ought to frame a copy of the Ten
Commandments," he said, "and hang It up
In one of your rooms."
"Why so?" asked th doctor.
"Because the building seems to need a
Are escape of soma kind." Philadelphia
Cain had Introduced his wlf to the rest
of the family.
"Where did you get berT" asked Adam,
"I declin to answer," responded Cain.
Thus, as thr was no higher court to
compel him to answer, he cleverly avoided
getting himself Into a serious theological
mixup. Chicago Tribune.
New York Bun. .
I wonder why some pas have none,
And others have so many.
It seems th poor pas hav th most.
And rich ones haven't any. .
Th richest man t know In town
Has just one small boy only; '
But pa says. Gad! be pities him
In that big house so lonely.
It seems to m 'twould be so nlc
If kids all come out even:
And when I asked pa why they don't.
He said. "Be quiet, Stephen!"
Then fam'lles all'd have bills like pa.
For us five kids together,
He says, would bust a cattleman. ..
We wear out so much leather.
But when the circus comes to town
Pa's glad ha has so many.
For ha has mora fun tak in' us
Than if he hadn't any.
My pa says that some day he'll be
Too old to go on workln'.
And then be hopes that non pf u , .
Our duty will be shirkin'. ,
You bet we won't) We all love pa.
But wouldn't it be funny
To have your father hangin' 'round
And askln' you for money?
I've most a quarter In my bank
To buy a bullet moulder,
But now I think I'll save It up
For pa when h gets older.
and note the delicious after
taste. Even if you have good
teeth they need regular atten
tion twice-a-day. Watch the
effect on your friends.
In handy saatal eans or bottlaa, as.
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