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Benson for a busluesa administration
of city affair.
Fortunate la Sun Frauclsco lu Its
present difficulties the walla of Sun
Queutin penitentiary stood under the
strain of the shock.
Wall street operators are loudly com
plaining because the public refuses to
speculate. Is It possible the bait Is Ret
ting too stale for suckers?
Vesuvius is so far off that the view
of It from this country is almost wholly
obscured by the smoke cloud hoverlug
over the ashes of Ban Francisco.
Kansas City is debutlug the question
of raising the saloon license fee to $500.
Kansans Immediately across the Una
will regard thU as another blow at
It is safe to say that since the se
crets of "underground Chinatown" have
been revealed by the Are the new San
Francisco will see that they are not
Tersons comparing Elijah II with the
original have ' no means of knowing
wha the old prophet would have done
had Ellsha attempted to take that man
tle before the chariot arrived.
"There la on man on the republicnr
city ticket whose name begins with A;
four whose names begin with B; and
three whose names begin with C. That
is pretty near the A, B, C of polftlcs.
Philadelphia fears It may be fuclug
a coal famine, but will not know until
after tha new retail price card has been
Issued, j Tha recent Investigation seems
to have changed methods rather than
The trial of Congressman Blackburn
of North Carolina shows that be is
charged ylth trying to prevent the pun
ishment of moonshiners. Ills re-election
to congress evidently depends on
Senators are accused of trying to
"haze" Senator LaFollette when he
made his first set speech to empty
-benches; but perhaps they were only
assisting him by removing an Inbar
The discovery of eleven postal clerks
aliva after remaining three days lu the
ruins of the pout office should cause an
Immediate search of other ruins. Cali
fornia can afford no repetition of the
mismanagement following the French
Only one more week of active cam
palgnlng before the city election. The
advantage of the primary law fixing
the day to nominate candidates Just
four weeks ahead of the day fixed to
elect them tends to make the cam
palgn abort and sweet
While la no way desirous of tukiug
advantage of their misfortunes.' we may
yet suggest to the homeless people of
San Francisco and vlclulty who have
.to make a new atart in life that they
will find no place offering better oj
IHtrtunlties -or a heartier welcome thsn
right here lu Nebraska.
Senators who are dtsimsed to reaeut
Senator I,aFollcrte's speech ' on nte
regulation as a defiance of the unwrit
ten law making it the duty of new
senators to be seen and nof heard will
get bravely over their huff. The de
ftauce of .public sentiment by the rail
road senators Is ample Justification for
defiance of tha senate'a unwritten laws
for fag rule
OXDKA J.T SAX FRAXCISCO,
A most notable feature of the Fan
rrsncisco disaster Is the absence of rio
tous and criminal excesses which almost
invariably accompany such occasions.
The earthqtnike shock, without the
added terror and confusion of the fire,
was enough to paralyse and disjoint the
whole machinery of society for a mass
of nearly a half million souls, and to
create promiscuous temptation for the
vicious and the criminal. It would not
be strange If the wreck and exposure pf
property to depredation had been fol
lowed by an orgy of plunder and vio
lence. The element from which such
danger was to be apprehended Is no
toriously large In the cosmopolitan pop
ulation of A seaport like San Fran
Yet no great catastrophe was ever so
free from such offenses as all accounts
so far from Pan Francisco represent the
case there. The prompt action of the
municipal and army officers at the out
set and the summary shooting down of
the first offenders caught in the act
doubtless had great effect But ob
viously all that the scattered and dis
organized remnants of regular authority
could do under such appalling conditions
could not avail If their Initiative had
not been encouraged and sustained by a
dominant American spirit of order and
regard for all rights. Clearly the In
stinctive Impulse of the people must
have asserted itself Instantly and visi
bly to restrain evildoers so effectually
under such conditions.
There is deep pathos in the scenes
which the telegraphic reports have de-
scrlbedi where multitudes, hungry and
confronted with distress that might well
cause them to despair for themselves
and for others dependent upon them,
have waited with unconquerable pa
tience and self-control for authorized
distribution of relief. Almost invariably
when there has been seizure of stores It
has been effected only under sanction of
recognized public need and In a spirit
the very reverse of private depredation.
Such awful stress tries to the utmost
the moral fiber Of any community. The
strain could hardly be borne, but for a
strong, Inherent sense of order and loy
alty to the common good and without
sure confidence of the members of the
community In one another thnt each
would strive to help and not to over
reach the rest. Back of all, too, amidst
ruin on every hand must have been the
sustaining consciousness that the whole
American people would rise and rush to
their relief with all possible speed. But
whatever the cause nothing could be
more admirable than the self-control,
the orderliness and the fortitude with
"which this stricken community has
KFFKCT OF DIVORCE DEC1SIOX.
The recent decision of the federal su
preme court renders a divorce in which
but one party to the dissolved marriage
Is a resident of the state where it Is
granted, only voidable, and not void.
The distinction is of great practical im
portance, because the decision, while
by possibility It affects a multitude of
decrees of divorce, will actually nullify
comparatively few of them. : To have
that effect a definite legal process must
be followed In each specific case. The
nonresident defendant 'in the original
divorce case, or some one having prop
erty rights affected by the decree, must
go Into court In a proper proceeding in
order to set It aside.
As a matter of fact both parties ac
tually agree In a great many divorce
cases which would fall within the rule
laid down by the supreme court, al
though the state court nicking the
original decree may not have formal
Jurisdiction. In a great many other
cases where there may not have been
such agreement between the parties
originally, they subsequently acquiesce.
And where ther, has been neither or
iginal agreement nor subseqnent ac
quiescence of parties, the consequences
upon the status of Innocent children
will deter many who otherwise might
he disposed to have such decrees set
One important effect of the decision
will naturally be greater cure In mak
ing the formal Jurisdictional showing,
snd this ought largely to diminish
frauds lu what are virtually exparte
divorce proceedings, so long as such
proceedings are tolerated.
Exceptional honor Is due to Arbor
day in Nebraska. It is pre-eminently
a Nebraska Institution, and every senti
mental consideration should increase Ms
fit observance In the home state of the
distinguished 'citizen whose name will
ever be associated with the day.
Ia no other state have the benefits of
tree planting and tree culture been more
signally demonstrated thai! already In
Nebraska. Originally a vast treeless
plain, the whole scene in tho older set
tied parts has been transformed within
little -more than generation by a sue
cession of pleasant groves, affording,
generous shade for man and beast, fuel
aud valuable building materials, break
lug the force of the winds and In mani
fold other ways contributing richly to
the comfort and welfare of the people,
It hus been 'abundantly demonstrated
that, with cessation tf the prairie fires
Which In the daya of the Indian uud
the pioneer swept over this region, the
afforesting of Nebraska Is a matter only
of ordinary care lu planting trees. Kaiu
fall, soli and other farming climatic
conditions will do the rest In the greater
part of the state.
Whlla thj people of other states,
blessed by nature with heavy forests,
are begtuuiiig to awaka 10 the danger of
their reckless sacrifice, few even of our
own people fully realise the extent to
which tree planting has been carried
Jon here, or what it hat already dona
for the state, and still less Its possibili
ties for good in the future. A hun
dred or a thousand trees might as well
be growing where one stands today,
and we now know that there Is noth
ing to prevent the western counties also
from being dotted over with groves.
Science and experience have pointed
the war even there.
The Impetus given by the Arbor -dsy
celebration by educating and directing
the attention of the people, young and
old, to this great opportunity for im
provement, is beyond calculation. The
origin of the custom, ns useful as It Is
beautiful, was a happy Inspiration
which ought to be remembered and
perpetuated each succeeding year with
GKXATOR LAFOLLETTE' 8 A UKXDMEXT.
No more significant proposal has been
made in the whole course of the senate
discussion of the rate bill than the
amendment which Senator LaFollette
announces he will offer, giving the
Interstate Commerce commission au
thority and imposing on it the duty to
ascertain the value of the railroad
property of the United States, and to
report the progress of the work at the
beginning of each regular session of
congress. The senator raises the ques
tion of such an amendment as the con
dition precedent to a solution of the
basic problem of what constitutes rea
sonable rates, the main purpose of the
whole movement for public control of
The very essence of reasonable charge
must obviously be reasonable return
upon value pt the property employed in
transportation service. What Is the
actual value of transportation property?
Senator LaFollette's proposal goes to
the very root of the matter, and stands
In marked contrast with the intermin
able legal arguments and refinements
with which the senate's time has been
for the most part so far occupied, and
which deal only with mere Incidents of
the fundamental problem.
The Wisconsin senator In his speech
explaining the reason of his amend
ment declared his belief that 'while the
railroads of the country are capitalized
at an aggregate of over $13,000,000,000,
the actual Investment Is not much In ex
cess of $5,000,000,000. Assuming those
figures, charges on the public for trans
portation service that would produce
for the watered capitalized amount the
average rate of profit realized in gen
eral business must be a grossly exces
sive and unreasonable charge with
reference to the actual 'railroad Invest
ment The railroads themselves have
afforded some measure of the startling
discrepancies through their own official
valuations of their property for taxa
tion on the basis of claimed cost of re
production, In contrast with the ruling
stock and bond market values on the
basis of earnings from charges enforced
upon the public for service. ,
After all questions of method, all
constitutional difficulties and legal hair
splitting shall have been disposed of,
the fixing of reasonable rates by public
authority must infallibly imply the pre
requisite of an appraisal .by public
authority of the values of railroad prop
erty. Senator LaFollette performs a
valuable public service by challenging
at this time attention to the vital point
In the whole business. "
THE PURPOSES OF TAXATTOX.
' The declaration of President Itoose
velt in a recent speech for a national
Inheritance tax, especially designed fci
prevent the transmission from genera
tion to generation of colossal accumula
tions of wealth, endangering the stabil
ity of society, is sure to precipitate a
widespread discussion of the purposes
The theory strenuously maintained by
the so-called orthodox political econo
mists is thnt the only excuse and Justifi
cation for levying taxes Is to raise rev
enue for the support of the government
This ' is the founds tlonstone of the
tarlff-for-re venue agitation, whose cham
pions Insist that any tariff in excess of
what' is required to produce the neces
sary income of the government is a
perversion of the taxing power, and that
a tariff for protection is not within
legitimate scope of taxation. The fact,
however, that we have had protective
tariffs for more than a hundred years
proves conclusively that this theory baa
never had popular sanction in this coun
try. We have, however, gone further by
Imposing taxes to accomplish still other
objects foreign to revenue raising. The
tax on state bank note Issues, for ex
ample, was Intended to and doea abso
lutely prevent the issue of bank notes
except under the national banking act
and the tax on oleomargarine was In
tended to and does actually prevent the
use of this product In Imitation of but
ter. But whether the employment of the
taxing power is Justified to yegulate the
distribution of wealth raises other
mooted questions. The school of politi
cal economists in Germany, headed by
Prof. Adoiph Wagner, teaches that ths
equalization of wealth is one of the
proper functions of taxation. The
Wagnerian school goes a step beyond
that wbli-b declares a Just tax to be
ofie which after Its collection leaves all
persons affected by It In relatively the
same Industrial ioitiou us before and
advocates the imposition of taxes for
the express punose of redistributing
wealth accumulations as 1 vet ween dif
ferent classes of society J
Presideut Roosevelt's suggestion,
therefore, comes very close to some of
the Wagnerlau proiiosals. Vp to thl
time that the school of political economy
haa not found much favor In tha United
States. Industrial conditions, however,
hart been changing so rapidly that it It
quite possible the problems presented
DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, APRIL
may appear In a different light and
doctrines formerly ecouted by our politi
cal economists may secure support as
Indicating the true cleavage lctween so
cialism snd Individualism.
THE bvsisf.su SWF.
Nine-tenths of tho time of a mayor
conscientiously tont upon doing his
duty Is devoted to the supervision and
administration of the business of the
city. The mayor Is really the execu
tive hesd of the municipal corporation,
and aa such Is vested with authority
corresponding In a large degree wit',
that exercised by the head of any great,
business establishment. The city of
Omaha Is a corporation representing an
investment value of approximately
$150,000,000, with an annual Income and
outgo In excess of $1,000,000. The abil
ity most needed in the administration
of municipal affairs is business ability,
.and on the business side the relative
merits of competing candidates must be
gauged according to their respective
reputations as business men.
In the present municipal campaign in
Omaha the republican candidate for
mayor, Erastus A. Benson, appeals with
much force to the business side of the
community. Mr. Benson has been in
business in Omaha for nearly twenty
years, while his democratic opponent
has no business connections in this city
whatever. Mr. Benson Is accustomed
to size up questions from the business
view point and he has had no little ex
perience in various ways with large
public undertakings. Ills association
"with the Real Estate exchange, the
Commercial club, Ak-Sar-Ben and other
public organizations of similar charac
ter, has brought him In close touch with
the business Interests of the commun
ity. As head of the municipal corpora
tion Mr. Benson would know how to
enlist the co-operation of nil these as
sociations In any movement for the bet
terment or upbuilding of Omnhn, and
they would feel within easy access to
the city authorities for anything they
might want In the way of help from
the municipal government '
In deciding between the candidates
aspiring for municipal honors, the busi
ness side should be kept prominently In
San Francisco's dire distress is being
explained in certain quarters aa a mani
festation of divine displeasure against
"the most dissolute and wicked of all
American cities." This information
must be quite surprising to those of us
who have been told periodically by im
ported evangelists that Omaha was the
wickedest city in the world, sure tt
incur the wrath of God unless it
promptly mended Its ways. We pre
sume, however that this anathema has
been hurled at every large city In the
country, though none of the Others have
as yet; been punished with the earth
quake penalty. The only possible con
clusion is thnt if the diagnosis is not
wronz. prophecies of further calamity
are in order. .
The new census. of Great Britain
shows a noticeable decline- in the aver
age number of marriages. An Interest
ing question that should be answered
In tha same connection Is whether the
number of divorces have likewise de
creased or increased. The subjects of
marriage and divorce must be treated
If Kansas coal operators sign up with
the miners they lose membership in
their association, and if they do not
the Standard Oil company will make
arrangements to supply fuel oil burn
ers to Kansas City consumers. That
looks like a 'cr.se of heads I win and
tails you lose.
Des Moines' Young Women's Chris
tian association has Joined its Omaha
Bister In suspending work of raising
funds for a new building until the peo
ple of San Francisco are fed. This
thoughtfulnesa should find fitting recog
nition in both towns when the canvass
If "Jim" Dahlman wants to give his
friends out in the western part of Ne
braska a surprise party be should send
them a copy of the platform on which
he is running for office in Omaha as
the democratic candidate for mayor.
Good Boost for Morals.
New Yerk Tribune.
Divorce while you wait will now ceaaa
to be either popular or profitable.
Vanity la a Tray-la Mood.
New Tork Evening Post.
That Daughter of the American Revolu
tion who prayed "for them who have not
the ancestry we have" should recall Blr
Liang Chentung's recent humble admis
sion that his family la really new In China,
dating back -"only about 1,000 years." .
Aaalo Saaoa Rfiro Salelde.
If the English-speaking people of the
Anglo-gaxon stock, so called, were left to
themselves and thus prevented from race
mixture, would they not die out within
less than 100 years? The "pure" Anglo
Saxon stock almost everywhere shows a
declining marriage and birth rate. The
official statistics of Great Britain for 1904
show a birth rate the lowest on record,
and there has been a fall of 19 per cent In
the marrtasre rate In the" last thirty-five
years. "White" Australia and "Yankee"
New England are troubled In much the
New Tork World.
A collateral inheritance tax Is levied yy
the state f New Tork. A federal In
heritance tax was collected during tha
fipnnlsh war, and under It considerable
sums were realised, notably from the e
tate of the late Corneliua Vanderbllt. Tha
English estate devised to James Henry
Smith of New Tork paid ao heavy an In
heritance tax to tha crown that It figured
conspicuously In that year's budget
Neither In law cor In ethics was either
payment confiscatory. The principle that
wealth should contribute generously to pub
lic needa Is sound, nor is It difficult of en
SENATORIAL TOUTICS M OMH.
Observers See No More Chance fjr
Webster Thaa for Millard.
Charley Greene la dead wrong In nssiim-
Ing that bis claims to consideration as a
senatorial candidate from Douglas county
are paramount because he happened to
speak first. In this free country, praised
be, any man has a right to aspire to any
position In tha gift of his fellow-cltlsens.
no matter how many others may be looking
with covetous eyes upon the same job.
Two yeara ago John L. Webster sought
to bs made ths vice presidential nominee of
the republican party, but an Indiana Ice
berg floated In between Mm and victory,
as a matter of fact, before he was In sight
of land. Be It said to the credit of the Ne
braska delegation It was solid for Webster,
and would have put up a valiant fight had
the. been the ghost of a ahow of coming
out alive. These men were agreed that Mr.
Webster possessed all the necessary quali
fications for the position of presiding officer
of the senate, and said as much to other
members of the convention before the ballot
was spread; but nothing muoh came of It
except to advertise to the country at large
that Omaha had a statesman In whom the
people of Nebraska reposed large confi
dence, that his nama was John L. Webster,
and that ha would ba heard from again.
How perfectly natural that he should
loom vp at this tlmo as a candidate for tha
United States senate, and how commend
able that he exhibited modesty In not hur
rying to get his name before ths people
before any other statesman ,had a chanoe
to say a word.
John I Webster Is nothing If not modest,
but when he sees something desirable that
he thicks he can seise, watch him go I It
Is little attention that ha pays to the ens
who says he saw It first. From now on
look to Dauglas county If you would ob
serve a political commotion as spectacular
as Vesuvius In eruption. There will be
hoarse rumblings and mutterings and weird
lightning flashes and some smoke, but noth
ing to be afraid of. While this exhibition
Is In progress, the real work of selecting
the successor to J. H. Millard Is likely to
be' accomplished outside of Douglas county.
Stand up for Nebraska.
BKCtXAR SHOTS AT THIS PULPIT.
Indianapolis News: Bay whit paople will
about the disturbance and disorder of the
present time, we are constantly having
evidence ' that things are conducted In a
regular parliamentary manner. For in
stance, the Latter Day Saints, In session
at Independence, Mo., "unanimously
adopted" a revelation.
Springfield Republican: King Edward has
neatly turned the flank of his Protestant
critics, who thought he should have for
bidden, as "defender of the faith," the be
throthal of Princess Una to King Alfonso
of Spain and her consequent conversion to
another religious faith. With the help of
his legal advisers King Edward fishes out
a statute of the reign of TJeorge III, whluh
declares that the royal prerogative of for
bidding marriages In the royal family with
out the monarch's consent cannot be exer
cised in tha case of the children of prin
cesses who have married foreigners. As
Princess Ena's mother married a German,
she was free from King Edward's authority.
The Protestant reformation society, which
made most of the' fuss, seems very much
surprised by this revelation from ths anci
ent law books of the realm,
Philadelphia Press: At one of the. Pitts
burg churches last Sunday night aft the
women removed their hats. It was some
thing novel, and particularly on an Easter
Sunday when most of the hats are new
and worn for the pious purpose of showing
oft and cultivating envy. The choir set the
example. The preacher then said that he
knew the men In ths congregation would
cheerfully give SO cents each to tha co
lection If the wemen would remove their
hats. This did not stir the women very
much, It appears, for the preacher found It
necessary to go farther. He told the women
that If they did not take off their hats each
of them ought to be willing to give $1 to
the collection." The hats came off, but the
collection did not suffer as the men made It
up most generously. It would be too much
to predict from this Incident that the
women are going to make a practice of
removing their hats in the chruches. They
don't wear hats to church for that purpose.
INTERSTATE DIVORCES OlTtAWKD.
Minneapolis Journal: Whatever other
effect the supreme court's decision may
have. It comes aa a healthful tonic at a
time when the prevalence of divorce and the
ease with which It Is obtained have become
a national scandal.
. Chlcaso Inter Ocean: Of course the de
cision will not wholly end the divorce scan
dal. It will not step collusion between hus
bands and wives resolved to change part
ners. And It wilnot close the "marriage
mills, where so many oivorce scanaais
begin. But It will help much.
st. Paul Pioneer Press: While It does not
accomplish anywhere near all that might
be hoped from the establishment or uni
form laws on marriage and divorce In all
the states, or from the enactment of a na
tional law, It destroys at a blow many of
tha possibilities of eyil growing out of the
present lack of uniformity.
Borinafield Republican! The effect of the
majority Judgment must be salutary, haw-
ever much indlvduals may be wronged in
this case. It will operate powerfully to
force the several states into uniformity of
divorce law and practice and to stop the
practice of migration among the states to
secure release from marriage bonds.
St. Louis Globe Democrat: What effect
this decision will have on remarriages after
divorce heretofore obtained In this manner
Is yet to be determined, but a halt la called
on a demoralizing practice that was con
ceived in evasion of salutary law and In
disregard of the sanctity of the marriage
relation. Easy divorce Is another name for
the destruction of marriage aa a tie through
life or as a responsibility to be thought
fully and deliberately assumed.
PERSONAL AMD OTHERWISE.
Springfield, O.. la not disposed to work
the muck rake In Bpringtield. Mo.
This is th season of the year when the
chauffeur's fancy turns longingly to wind
splitting speed records.
Garden makers and lawn beautlflers may
continue the good work without fear of
criticism. The garden rake la not In the
Mrs. Georae Gould has gathered up all
the links In her ancestral chain and her
husband is diligently building new links for
his railroad chain.
nivnrri who married their attorneys
were wiser than they imagined. Recent
Judicial complications materially enhanc
the value of a lawyer In tha family.
Pennsylvania university Includes tour
Judges In Its list for degrees of LL.D. The
faculty la wUa In choosing experts. In the
matter of doctoring laws Judges are past
Buffalo imagined it would have the' elec
trical world by tha acruff of the neck whea
Niagara, nower was harnessed. Tet the
best bid it has received tor aro lighting Is
I5 per lamp par annum.
Tha sulphurous vocal Bower attributed to
the fighting legion known as the army of
Flanders la a gentle spring sephir oora
pared with the swearing ability of taa
shirkers In New Yerk. la on week they
burned out of tha personal property roil
SU0,OM,(WO. Hot worn, that.
Elloney Saving Prices
ine past wek was the busiest ever known in this store. Our Easy
Terms, Our Liberal Credit and Ixw Prices arc well known. We guar
antee to save any housekeeper 20 per cent.
YOUR OWN TKItMS IWY AS YOU KARX.
We carrv a full line of Clothing, Furnishings and Ladies Bulta.
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IP fa i Ls A HANDSOME UPHOLSTERED PARLOR ARM CHAIR
This quarter-sawed oak Combina
tion Bookcase tha desk com
partment ie larger than gener
ally found In most Bookcases
the book section is divided into
five compartments with movable
shelves a big bar
gain for the money.
CASH OR CREDIT,
This Quarter sawed oak Dresser,
divided top drawer, beveled
French plata mirror, f) Clfl
Just like cut UailU
CASH OR CREDIT.
SERMONS BOILED DOWN.
Only weariness can sweeten rest '
To revenge a wrong Is to repeat It.
Where ao love Is lost no life .Is found.
Souls are not cemented by soft sawder.
Tou never find truth by losing the temper.
Delight Is never found In flight from duty.
Straight laoing-wlll not cure crooked liv
Fruits of faith come from roots In charao-
He seals himself tonight who Sins against
There are no riches where the heart can
find no rest.
Only through personal character comes
He cannot control the output or BIS lire
who does not regard Its Inlets.
A man Is often best known for ihe things
ha thinks he keeps to himself.
An Imperfect deed ot right is better than
the most complete analysis of It-
There Is no virtue In the good turn that
you hope to turn Into a good trade.
It takes the gold a long time to learn not
to pray to be delivered from the fire.
You cannot measure your Ddellty to your
friend by the facility with which, you nnd
fault with him.
The man who lets greed block up the win
dows of his soul always talks about this as
a dark old world.
Tou may buy a million with your man
hood; but you cannot redeem It with many
millions, when It Is sold. Chicago Tribune.
niarivs Have vou any engagement for
next Sunday evening?
Msyoelie wo artuni nsnsimrm, uui
expert to have. That's the evening I'm go
ing to bring Jack to time or give him his
walking papers. Chicago Tribune.
Ml Oldun Oh! Mr. Rashe, this is so
suddenl Vou must give me time to, con
sider. . ' .
Mr. Rashe You r you haven t much to
spare, have jrou? Cleveland Leader.
Bess So many srfen are grouchy and hard
to get along with. When I marry I want
a husband who Is easily pleased.
Tess Don't bothor that's the kind you 11
get, all right. Philadelphia Press.
"Was papa really mad?" asked the girl.
lover. "I came to the point right away snd
To BUSY MEN
, THE HOSPE SIDE
Absolutely one fixed price, tha
lowest, plainly marked upon each
No commissions paid to any
one for bringing or sending cus
tomers to this store. Our prices
are so low we canot pay com
missions, and. besides. It is unfair
to the customer.
An effort all the time to do busi
ness so economically that tha
pricea may be kept at the lowest
1513 Doug!. Street
PICTURE FRAMES AND
"rr-m'i 'til' mo I
This massive, heavy iron Red, in
a variety of colors. a ap
This week only HaUD
CASH OR CREDIT.
This tempered , steel wire Revers
ible Coll Wire O I r
Spring . fcalD
CASH OR CREDIT.
This hardwood base bolted.
Kitchen Cabinet, two flour'
boards, two large drawers and
two flour bins nothing like It
in Omaha for the A A J?
money t tf,sttO
CASH OR CREDIT.
toid htm we Intended to be married In the
"And what did he say?"
"He said, 'WhatI Why not at once?"
"Quarrel, eh? You don't mean it? Why,
before they Were married she used to say
there wasn't another man like him In the
"Yes, but now she says she'd hate to
think that there was." Philadelphia Cath
Nulolgh Wedde I tell you, old man, I
have a wife that can't be beat.
Henry Peck So have I 1 tried it once.
She Ever since I was a mere child I've
had trouble In pronouncing certain words
that have an s in them.
He (anxiously) I I hope you don't find
any dllllculty In saying "yes." Cleveland
"See here!" exclaimed Poplelgh, "I don't
propose to have that burglar ularm in our
bedroom. We'll put It downstairs in tht
hall." "Nonsense!" replied his wife. "Then we
won't hear It when It goes off."
"Neither will the baby. That's the main
point." Indianapolis News.
There's a palace of white marble,
Fit to houe a relgnlns: king,
Pull of luxury and comfort
All that wealth has power to bring;
Noble grounds about It stretching,
Just a mass of fairy bloom,
And it cost some million dollars
Thousands lavished on each room.
But within Is gloomy grandeur,
And a chill Is in tha air;
The spirits that mako home life
Are sadly lacking there;
Lust of gold and greed of rower,
Dullness, discontent and pain
Fill the plae of what Its millions
Vainly seek tht way to gain.
There's an humble little cottago,
Barely big enough for two;
Very cheap Is Its adorning.
And Its lacks are not a few.
It cost toll and careful saving.
Through the dollars of that cost
In a tiilia of the other
Would be most absurdly lost.
Hut 'tis full of love and sunshine,
And of happy, sweet content
With the hearts it is the neat of,
On no other wealth intent.
For Its riches Overflowing
E'en millionaires might sigh.
That Cost five hundred dollars
And five millions couldn't buy.
Side of the'
THE OTHER SIDE
A sliding price which the dealer
Juggles up or down according to
the credulity of tha customer.
Commissions paid to peopla who
take or send customers to their
Btore. This commission always
comes out af tha customer's pocket
in tha end
An effort all the time to get
from the customer the highest
Even though they protest they
are interestiag themselves wholly
for your benefit, tha chances ara
10 to X that thera is a secret un
derstandiag with tha dealer to
pay a cammlsslon on the piano
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