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mailed to them. Address will be
ehanajed as oftesi as reqnested.
Hocont developments suggest that
IrhnpB the cwtr was welcomed to the
rank of the reformers too soon.
Japan, is in favor of the open door in
its Asiatic concession, bnt only after
it shall have nailed down everything.
If it is to be held responsible for the
good behavior of Ralsouli, France may
regret that it carried its point at Al
I'lfttrit't Attorney Jerome has no
precedents to cite in the Terklns case,
but he may strike a Judge who would
be pleased to make one.
. The trade unionist victory iu the
British Parliament shows that revolu
tions are not all confined to absolute
monarchies and republics.
The next national campaign may have
to be started earlier than those of re
cent years to enable the finance commit'
tees to tlevlMe new methods of acquir
ing fundH.
"The Karning Tower of Railroads"
Is the title of a little book Jut Issued.
"The Tax Shirking Tower of Railroads"
will be the appropriate title for a com
punlon volume.
, ChhieKO coolies have an Idea they
would rather work In Transvaal mines
thnn starve at home; but if Chinese can
afford to be slaves Britons cannot af
ford to be masters.
Report of prubable I' " tuients for
Oregon land frauds wo;: ' ,-iate more
interest were not the perpetrators per
mitted to wander' at large after the
Jury luid returned Its verdict of convic
tion. If A. 11. Ilenulngs could bo safety
trusted to handle more than $18,000,000
of tfie people's money, he can be safely
trusted to exercise the mayor's pre
rogatives to protect the people against
graft and Jobbery.
All the numerous candidates for nom
ination for municipal office aro hereby
given timely 'advice to fortify them
selves against the Iiock of discovering
how many of their friends who prom
ised to vote for them are liars.
Kvery democratic follower of Jim
Iahlman hopes that Benson or Broatch
will le uomtuuted by the republicans
and that Ilennlngs will lose out What
the democrats want the republicans to
do, should indicnte what the repub
licans wlkould avoid.
Jefferson Darts of Arkansas probably
agree with the Idea expressed by Judge
Parker regarding the selection of a
feuthern 111 11 u as leader of J tho demo
eratlc party, but he wlllud that his
name does uot curry as much weight
all over the couutry as In Arkansas.
One anthracite mining company an
nounce that It will refuse to sell coal to
dealers who take advantage of preseut
conditions and advance the price of fuel
lu an arbitrary nmnuer. This may
meau either that it wants to keep its
friends or that it wants ull the traffic
will bear for Itself.
The Fonts nttlle club was organised
by corporation hirelings aud carried
along by corporation money. It takes
decidedly much brass for the Fonta
nel II tea to lay claim now to Immunity
from corporation taint, especially when
a large number of tbelr favored can
didate have at various time been 00
" corporation pajroiU.
Three candidate are seeking the noir.
Inatlou for major on the rcpublknii
ticket: lirrmtcn, r-Tii-MiitliiK t'1(
ninud for a wlde-opeu town; Ueusoii,
representing the demand for a rejr'iue
of Turitanlcal law enforcement, and
Ilennlngs, occupying the middle grouud
of decent and progressive government
by a Miislble enforce uient of the law ac
cording to varying circumstances as they
arise. Before thoughtful republicans
commit themselves by their ballots to
one or the other of these candidates, it
will be well for them to look ahead and
figure on what may be exiwetcd to
happen after nomination.
If Benson should be the successful
can.lWate a large part and perhaps all
of the so-called liberal element would
unipietiouably go over to his demo
cratic oppouent The fact that he ran
last time as an independent against the
regular republican nominee would fur
nish those so disposed with an excuse
for refusing to support Deuson. It
would become a question then whether
he could offset the republican defection
with democratic gains and whether the
deinetrnts who voted for Benson as an
Independent when It was hopeless for
their own candidate would not be driven
back into their party lines with possible
success for a..democratlc candidate.
If Broatch should be nominated, the
more respectable element of the party
would be antagonized and alienated. If
Omaha were doomed to an administra
tion of license and licentiousness, many
of them would prefer to have It come
under a democratic mayor to save the re
publican party from the odium. They
would not vote for Broatch. They might
not vote at all. They would vote for a
decent democrat, if the democrats gave
them an opportunity to do so. They
might even vote for an objectionable
but nr-trled democrat, convinced that he
could be no worse than Broatch, who
ha been tried to their sorrow.
If, however. Ilennlngs should be the
candidate, there would be no good rea
son why he should not receive the sub
stantial and undivided support tfi the
whole party, which would mean an elec-
tlon hands down. The Benson followers
would surely prefer Ilennlngs to Broatch
and the Broatch followers would prefer
Hennlngs to Benson In a word, Ilen
nlngs would satisfy the greater number
of Omaha republicans In a degree much
more thau either of the other two com
,' One other feature of the after-nom
inatlon campaign deserves attention at
this time. It is the effect of a distaste
ful nomination for mayor upon the nom
inationa for other offices. The defection
of any considerable number of repub
licans from the h,ead of the ticket would
Jeopardize seriously all the republican
candidates for minor offices. With the
voting machine In use republicans
driven away from their mayoralty can
didate would, to make sure of no mis-
take( be inclined to pul) the lever for a
straight democratic vote with later cor
rections for special candidate of their
choice. Every one knows that such
voting would ' help the democrats all
along the line and might result disas
trously to the whole republican, ticket.
notwithstanding the fact that Omaha Is
nominally republican by more than 2,000
majority. In a word, it is to the interest
of every republican candidate for mu
nicipal office below mayor to have the
ticket headed by a candidate for mayor
who will hold the united republican
strength and thus Insure the machine
recording of straight republican votes.
If Omaha republicans want t& make
the election easy and safe, they will
rally to the support of Ilennlngs when
they cast their ballots at the primary
An article on "Criminal Law Re
form," by George W. Alger, in The At
lantic for April, emphasises some phases
of a subject which is sure to press for
more serious consideration. It Is peril
nently shown that lynching, one of tho
blackest atalns on American life, la'
merely a reaction from the futility of
the criminal law, which, to be respected,
must be respectable. But beyond that
the necessffy of applying criminal penal
ties to a vast class of offenses peculiar
to modern industrial and business forms,
af necessity which is only lately fairly
dawning upon public consciousness, must
compel as the condition precedent thor
ough reform of criminal procedure.
The defects of American criminal law
rotten ripe as they have grown to be In
the lapse of more than a century, never
theless represent a humane and honor
able origin. Our forefathers went to
extremes to protect the Individual from
the cruelties and outrages of the ol
English criminal code, establishing a
system of constitutions! safeguards
against possibility of wrong or oppres
sion from the state. These fundamental
barriers by themselves, under conditions
here, would have transformed the peril
from wrong to the individual to wrong
to the commuulty, but our courts by
construction hare built them so ini
measurably higher as long since to be
a public menace. For we have trans
ferred on behalf of the defendant, who
under our constitutional safeguards was
more than amply protected, a those
technical refinements by which the Eng
lish Judges mercifully sought to temper
and evade the barbarous severity of the
crlrv.lual code.
Tike whole welgLt of our crlmlnul
system U-ars against the rights of the
coinmunltj, aud makes It exceeding!
difficult to vindicate Justice upon the
criminal. Restrictions ujMtn the jower
of Judges. Intricate requirements In pro
ceeding against the offender, iutermin
able delays and appeals and perverslo
of technical hair-splitting have built up
agslust public authority walls which it
Is almost Impossible to scale. "We hare
long sluce passed the period." a outh
ern Jurist Is quoted as aptly gaging.
when It Is possible to punish au lauio-
ont man. We are now struggling with
the problem whether It is any lot.gwr
possible to punish the guilty."
But the more serious aspect of t
ubject Is now presented through pnblW
sentiment aroused to the danger froih
nullification of the criminal law by
corporations, their officers, agents and
confederates, and this aspect cannot be
letter stated than in Mr. Alger's words:
A system too complicated to deal out
certain Justice to ,comnv(n offenders, Ignor-
nt and brutal, poor In purse and Influence,
can never adequately deal with our new
lasa of big business criminals, with men
who get rich by fraud, the corporation in
ftaters and wreckers, the faithless trustees
nd grafting directors, the exploiters of
municipalities, the magnates who give
bribes nnd the bosses who take them, the
trust operators who sin against honesty
In business, who break the law against
monopolies, who give and take rebates.
How can predatory wealth, powerful. In
fluential, "often entrenched In office, be
punished by a system which cresks. groans
and often breaks down. In bringing a
border ruffian to Justice?
The signs are multiplying on every
hand that the people are awaking to the
criminal side of the evils which are
oppressing them and with which they
are now grappling. But It may well
le questioned whether they can achieve
complete victory without also solving
the problem of reform of the criminal
This issue of The Bee again devotes
considerable attention to the subject of
insurance in Its multitudinous phases.
f the Insurance investigations and dis
losures of mismanagement and corrup
tion during the last year have done one
yiing more than another they have
awakened the public to a realization of
the tremendous scope aud influence of
the institution of insurance in the mod
ern Industrial and social world.
While serious abuses have been un
covered, the necessity of insurance for
all the hazardous ramlflcntlons of com
mercial and personal relations has been
reaffirmed and emphasized. The vast
field of fire Insurance, for example, has
leen practically untouched, because, as
it is conducted, the opportunities for
mischievous faithlessness are fewer
than in life Insurance. The same is
true, although to a lesser 'extent, as re
gards insurance against dishonesty or
liability, although the business of the
casualty companies is likely to undergo
some transformation. The cataclysm in
life insurance has really involved but
a few of the life insurance organiza
tions and the nssvement for regenera
tion is well under way.
The remarkable thing about the whole
Insurance situation Is .that . notwith
standing the severe trial none of the
life companies, big or little, have been
thrown into bankruptcy either by the
plundering of their resources by those
on the inside or by the Impairment of
confidence of thoe on the outside. We
may safely say, therefore, that insurance
in its numerous forms, and probably In
forms yet to be devised, is an Integral
part of the progress made by civilized
nations. The total of Insurance transac
tions is bound to increase without re
spect to occasional setbacks, because
the principle of securing protection
against unforeseen events through co
operation has become thoroughly estab
lished nnd has vindicated its right to
permanent recognition.
GKXKRAL COAL strike averted.
Notwithstanding the union, coal miners
and the associated operators have failed
to agree at their reconvened conferences,
the paramount Interest of the public.
which far transcends that of the im
mediate parties to the labor dispute, has
been saved from, the disaster of a gen
eral strike In the bituminous regions.
This fortunate escape Is due in large
part' to internal divisions both among
the miners nnd among the operators. A
minority of the latter were willing to
grant the wage sile of 100,'l, or an
Increase of 5..V per cent, and many more
wonld yield It as a last alternative to a
general strike, and notice was given
that the concession would be made no
matter If the majority of the operators
stood out against concession. But this
would be of no avail If the miners'
organization had stood to the Ryan
resolution adopted at the Indianapolis
convention a month ago, prohibiting
agreement in any district until there
should be agreement In all districts.
The crisis of the controversy" was
plainly not passed, after the lmpossl
bility of a general agreement had lieen
demonstrated, until the conservative ele
ment of tho miners, led by Tresldent
Mitchell himself, on Friday carried by a
good majority a motion formally re
scinding the Ryan resolution and au
thorizing agreements with operators In
the several districts who will pay the
w-age advance. How serious the Issue
among the miners themselves was is
shown by the fact that Tresldent Mitchell
declared before them the adoption of the
motion to be a condition of his remain
ing at the head of their organization.
It la clear also that many of the miners
were convinced that they could wot.
under the circumstances, successfully
maintain a struggle on the extreme
ground of the Ryan resolution.
Fuel production in the bituminous
regions therefore ' will not cease, al
though many of the mines will sus
pend. It Is to be remembered that there
are extensive nonunion mines not af
feded at all by the conferences Just
terminated. An Immense tonnage will
lie produced with little or no Interrup
tion by union agreements In nearly all
the districts. I'nrler the strong Indus
trial demand for coal the tendency csn
hardly fall to le etcadilv to Increase
the outp-it both by union agreements
aud at the nonunion mines.
The failure to reach a general agree
ment Is to be regretted, not only be-
cause of the material restriction of the
conl supply and the business disturbance
which apprehension of worse has al
ready caused, but also N-canse of the
extensive strikes which will follow and
the Irritations ami losses which they will
use. But these consequences, dlstress-
fng as they sre. are small Indeed In
comparison witn those 01 a universal
and protracted labor war, cutting off the
fuel supply of a nation which fortu
nately have been averted.
The argument lu the case of former
Vice Tresldent Terklns of the New York
Life develops the singular fact that this
Is the first time the question has been
raised In a court whether a contribution
from the funds of such a corporation to
a political campnlgn committee consti
tutes the crime of larceny, felonious In
tent being presumed from the net Itself.
Trosecutlug Attorney Jerome Is com
pelled to admit that although he had
searched diligently no case could be
found In which such an Issue had arisen.
It Is of course common knowledge that
Innumerable political contributions of
corporation funds have Itecn made; that
In fact such contributions have been an
nlmoHt universal custom since there
have leen corporations, and especially
during the last two generations. These
acts could hardly have been In contem
plation of the criminal laws or they
would have been challenged in court
decades ago.
The raising of the issue at this time,
whatever may lie Judicially held as to
the bearing of the law. at least signally
demonstrates the progress of public
sentiment along moral lines. It Is also
the harbinger of legislation providing
stricter safeguards of a penal character
against a multitude of acts of corpora
tion officers and agents which the public
has heretofore tolerated or condoned.
The editor of Harper's Weekly ought
to be more thankful than he probably
will be for the flood of light which ex-
Governor Alva Adams of Colorado, by
a simple suggestion, pours over the sub
ject which has been engaging the anx
ious attention of Its editor for weeks,
to find a presidential candidate for the
democratic party. He hna himself be
nevolently gone to the length of propos
Ing a candidate in the person of Tresl
dent Wood row Wilson of Trlnceton uni
versity, interrogating by letter the party
seers throughout the country for en
couragement and corroboration of his
sagacity, all the seers except only the
one who is most likely to know.
Ex-Governor Adams advice is short
and to the point: "To get on the track
of sure prophesy Jtlst cable Bryan; be
will either be the man, or he can tell
you who he will be." We doubt If
the Harper's Weekly editor will avail
himself of this promising source of in
formation. Moreover, Mr. Brynn'a mod
esty. If nothing else, might forbid him
at this particular time to break the
seals on his own knowledge.
Still the Colorado man's mere sug
gestion Is almost as Illuminating as
anything Mr. Bryan would need to say.
When you come to vote for a repub
lican candidate for mayor, think of the
effect on Omaha's prestige nbroad. The
election of Broatch would be another
black eye to Omaha's reputation, Inas
much as It wonld be notice that Omaha
was going back to the discredited days
of a free-and-easy, wide-open town.
The election of Benson would also react
by placing Omaha In the list of Tu
ritanlcal Sunday school towns. The
election of Ilennlngs would be a boost
for Omaha by signalizing Its determina
tion to stay in the line of progress, pros
perity and common sense. Keep in the
middle of the road.
Messrs. Gompers and Mitchell are evi
dently more .anxious to know what Mr.
Moyer and his associates have to say
than what Harry Orchard has con
fessed. Eastern trnde unionists can
well afford to wait the result of the
trial of Western Federation miners,
Justice does not always miscarry and
Idaho has a reputation to maintain.
Justice Harlan of the supreme court
promises to resign his place on the
bench In order to devote his personal
attention to the building of a new
church In Washington. Several other
Judges occflpy seats on the federal bench
for whom the people would rather fur
nish funds to build a new church In
exchange for their, resignations.
Omaha has two grand Jury Inqulsl
tlons In prospect one by the regular
federal grand Jury and the other by
the grand Jury especially called by the
Judges of the district court. Some ma
terial for grand Jury investigation may
be furnished by the Impending municl
al primaries and election.
That Cincinnati grand Jury which re
fused to Indict bankers for giving gra
tutties to office holders because the of
fice holders had put the money back
was evidently of the opinion that the
county in lu the business for the money
and cannot afford to send good money
after bad.
Every candidate who has filed hla
name to go on the official primary bal
lot has signed a oledge In advance to
abide by the result. Those who fall by
the wayside, however, will le excused
If their Interest In the election Hags
after they ure counted out. ,
Willi a representative of the weather
bureau to accompany the Wellmau ex
Iedltlon. tbi explorer will not be cut off
from all of the sdrantages of civiliza
tion. Ielng able to cct the only guess
whl'ii can le sent through the United
States malls.
Sr.RMOe BOH.F.n Dflfft.
A tree Is known by Its fruits, not by Ha
People who are always picking bones get
little meat.
Some saints try to prove their faith by
their ferocity.
He who scorns the poor turns hi Lord
from his door.
Tou cannot climb the heavenly ladder on
stilts of dignity. -
There may he more love In a warning
than In a reward.
A bunko game Is not made a blessing by
coming Into a church.
He cannot pray for himself at all wbo
prays for himself alone.
The downward road often looks like an
ascent to the eye of pride.
The fruits of heaven are not In the life
hnless. Its climate Is In the heart.
The man who has blisters to show does
not need to talk about his burdens.
The man with time to waste Is a bigger
fool thnn the one with money to burn.
We might have lighter loads on our
backs If we had less starch In our necks.
There's many a man who never prays
for rain until his neighbor has his hay out.
The man who goes out to buy religion
never gets anything but the gold brick
When a man really has the robe of right
eousness he is not afraid to let It touch his
The man who sits In the back at prayer
meeting often wants to walk In the front
In the parade..
The devil is never so near being your
sovereign as when he seems to be wor
shiping your superiority. Bt. Louis Republic.
Cleveland Leader: There has not been a
noticeable rush of maiden supporters to the
minister who advocates the turning away
of all young men callers who fall to pro
pose marriage within six months.
Boston Transcript: The kaiser throws
bouquets at his own artistic tastes while
he calls for more flowers In Trotestant
churches which often "are too monotonous,
dull and leaden." He Is probably right In
contending for a broader, brighter and more
beautiful church.
Baltimore American: Ministers and social
critics are now fiercely denouncing the
cigarette habit among women, but perhaps
It would be better to devote energy and
action to abolish the smoke evil in chim
neys before turning to attacking it In
women. That Is the direction in which the
most present need of effort lies.
Cincinnati Enquirer: A Chicago preacher
complains that there are men who will pay
to go to theaters and will not go to church
for nothing. Oh, well, It Is altogether de
pendent on the way people were raised,
their environment, their tastes and their
development. There are men who support
the chuich generously who would not even
accept a "deadhead" ticket to the theater.
It requires all classes and conditions of
men to make up a world. Couldn't get
along symmetrically without all of them.
New York Evening Post: A standing
nuisance and disgrace of the Monday morn
ing press Is thrust In our faces again to
day. We mean the reports of the proceed
ings of the Bible class of young Rocke
feller. To a right mind these are among
the mobt disgusting and demoralizing things
put in print anywhere. The reason Is that
they stand for nothing but a toadying to
a wealth and a dragging down of what
purports to be a religious exercise into a
vulgar peep show and a means of dis
seminating the most hurtful social stand
ards. We have not a word to say against
tho heir to the Rockefeller millions nor
against his Sunday school teachings. They
appear to be about of the average vapidity.
Now the early bud comes forth to kiss the
morning sun. Also to catch a lingering-
t'nless Nebraska City gets a move on.
New York City will beat It In the race to
abolish horse cars.
Russell Sage is gradually pulling out of
business In Wall street. Normal Interest
rates afford no stimulus to his energies
at 90.
Simple Items of news often furnish food
for thought. A Denver dispatch speaks of
a fire originating in the starch bins of a
candy factory.
Chicago authorities want $70,000,000 with
which to take over the street railways.
Colonel Mulberry Sellers should at once hit
the pike for the Windy City.
A post-morten on the remains of the po
litical bank at Allegheny, Pa., shows
about SO cents on the dollar In sight. The
fleeced depositors feel like It.
The house of representatives Is truly
loyal to Its chief. Action on a smoke law
has been delayed until Speaker Cannon
consumes an imported Cuban cigar a foot
March 27 was fixed by a crasy woman in
a local asylum as the date for the destruc
tion of Memphis. Most of the darkles in
town believed It and hundreds of them paid
good money to the railroads to get out of
town and back again. At last accounts the
prophetess was not In condition to enjoy
an "annual."
The Philadelphia Ledger of Philadelphia
bliishlngly puts its age at 70 and prints a
series of pictures showing its progress to
its present venerable altitude. The Ledger
Is not as frisky and megaphonlsh as some
of its contemporaries, but Is good to look
upon at all times and "gets there Just the
same." More power to Its robust elbow.
"When woman will she will," or words to
hat effect. A chorus girl at a rehearsal In
a New York theater unknowingly sat on
pet dog. The dog thought It was good and
took hold. A series of yells Drougni as
sistance, also a young doctor. The first
aid was spurned. Bravely ske bore the pain
until an Oslered medic came, solemnly
stroked his beard snd cauterised the quiv
ering cuticle. Strange to say. there wunn't
a Plttshurg millionaire In the vicinity of
the trag'-dy.
Jami-a Barton Adams.
The dav of All Fools, the one day In the
year , , ,
nrt. .i'.tv Hummed mortal Is free
To tell Mil his neighbors, with never a fear
Of trouble, wlmt frols they may be.
And oft when the day with Its folly has
kA ih. iiut of our m nst-nse has conl d,
We wondt-r: "Which one a's the fool should
be clHSSfd,
The foolrr or lit- who was foo-h-d?"
Ws scan the conundrum, our brain In a
And then glvs It up as too hefty for us.
No man. though as wis as the serpent, or
As free as the dovelet trom harm.
Vnlewe he be blind, ran escape from the net
That's spread by some joker's fool arm.
Wherever lie wanders some trap is in wait,
Some Innorent looking affair,
To stir up hla wesk curloeliv trait
And give him u fool s cap to wear.
And Into hla ears, like the bruy of a mulo,
Comes the laimh of the fool who has made
til iu a fool.
'Tis the w-amiii of folly, the day of all days
When frolic and fun are the rule,
When slalii men indulge In ridiculous
in fooling the part of the fool.
The wisest go up against some silly game
That proves th-y at times may be green.
Then Muxhia envelop their fares in shanio
To think what darm-d fools they have
But olh-r. when fooled far too many, ws
Nver nunil it. Thev're fools every day In
Oi ear.
Plainly marked on
each Tlano
Corner Stones
of tho
Iiospe Piano Store
These corner atones were laid years ago and are built Into the olid
structure of thla business. Upon these foundation stones we are build
ing the most thorough, serviceable and satisfactory piano business in
the west.
If you are thinking of buying a piano will you look over those
displayed in our warerooms?
CRAMER Pianos. 1110.
BURTON Pianos, $210 and $225.
KIMBALL Pianos. 20 up.
CABLE-NELSON Pianos, 1276 up.
BUSH & LANE Pianos. $335 up.
KRANICH - A. BACH Pianos, 1376 up.
KNABR Pianos. $460 up.
' PLAYER Pianos, $560 up.
We save you $33 to $150 on a
THE Y. VV. C. A.
I will give 25 per cent of the premium on nil
policys written in the next 30 days in Douglas
county to the Y. W. C. A. To any one inter
ested in the Y. W. C. A. and Life Insurance will
find it advantageous to address a card to II. J.
Policy issued by the Kansas City Life has no
Superior as to liberality or solidity. "We -write
insurance on WQuien as well as men. Don't fail
to send in' your name by postal, or that of any
one interested in Life Insurance and the welfare
of Y. V. C. A.
H. J. EGAN, Manger,
Kansas City Life Insurance Company
"If you feel chilly,' said he, as they
trolled, "remember i have your shawl
here on my arm."
"You might Dut It around me. she said.
demurely. Philadelphia Press.
Mrs. Vera Rltch Were you frlahtened
when you proposed to me?
Mr. Knotso Rltch No. your rather had
previously told me just how much money
he was going to lve you. Cleveland
Hicks Jialey Is married now, and he's
got a reputation to live up to.
wicks i neara ne was marneo to mat
young widow; but what's the reputation
you speak of.
Micks His wire s nrst husband s. Phila
delphia Ledger.
Mrs. Hlghmus (making a call) I should
think you would And a social secretary a
Mrs. CJaswell Te-es. but where would w
find rouin for It? Our apartments are as
full of furniture already as they can stick.
Chicago Tribune.
'Did you read that article about you in
the magaslne?"
Yes, answered Mr. Dustln Btax. "I
was a little conscience-stricken about soma
of my transactions until that came out, but
now I must say my feelings are those of in
jured Innocence." Washington Star.
"Do you think women have a sense of
"Certainly, answered Miss Cayenne.
But we have to suppress it. No man would
like to know how ridiculous he Is when he
Is proposing to a girl." Washington Star.
Agnes Algy-Is making ' sheep's eyes at
Pandora I always thought him a mutton-
head. Judge.
"Isabel says aha will never marry any
man who Isn't a hero."
"But she can easily convert any man Into
a hero."
"By getting him to marry her." Cleve
land Plain Dealer.
"Maria, who is that young chap that's
coming to see Bessie?"
' His name Is Hanklnson. Ha aenms to te
all right."
"Do you consider him a safe young man?"
"Bessie does. She says he's In good cir
cumstances and has been operated on for
appendicitis." Chicago Tribune.
Road This
1 V
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we will hold a
first of the season sale of
Juvenile Suits
These suits were delivered us from our New York fac
tory so late last season that we simply had to carry them
over and right now at the beginning of the season, when
you want to change the boy from the old winter suit, wo
have decided to hold this sale and give our customers the
benefit of a "good thing."
There are about 300 Russian and sailor blouse suits,
in sizes from 212 to 7 years, that were bought to sell for
$4.50 up to $!).00. We have divided them into two prices
&2.oO and $3.50 ,
Our reason is that we want to convert these suits into
cash at once, and we consider it a level headed business
method even though it means a loss toms.
OUR PROOF Come in and see. Monday, Tuesday
aud Wednesday.
R. S. WILCOX, Manager.
Paid to anyone for tailng or
bringing customers hare
1314 Douglas St.
Omaha. Nebraska
We are Factory distributers lor
the best In the World
are about half the price of other
Invisible lenses and are made in
our own shop on the premises.
We are Exclusive Makers of Rrtfo
Toric Lenses (the curved kind).
213 South 16th Street.
Factory on the Premises.
King & Co
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