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THE OMAHA SUNDAY PEEt SEPTEMBER 23, 190(1'
Tim, Omaiia Sunday Bee
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Changed aa of tea as seqoested.
King Ak-8ar-Ben ahould place his
order with the weather man early to
insure prompt delivery at the specified
Ia choosing between duty and chance
of death St. Petersburg policemen
prove true to Russian Ideas of patri
otism by resigning.
Now that the health of the pope
baa been exhausted as a subject, cor
respondents are getting even by kill
ing off his physician.
It the Union Pacific Railway com
pany and the Union Pacific Coal com
pany are really divorced the publlo
must be paying the alimony.
Intervention with Funston at the
head of American troops will probably
mean that Cuban rebels will have ex
changed King Log for King Stork.
Southern planters" colild have ex
pected nothing better than conviction
for peonage when they tried to hold
a negro who "was with Roosevelt in
Chicago claims the largest court
house in the world, but Chicago's
claims are always in the superlative
degree and the building is not com
pleted. It was scarcely necessary to add
that the man who mistook carbolic
acid for blackberry brandy came from
Kansas, where everything in a black
bottle looks f like.
Those American swindlers in Eu
rope who pretend to be sons of Amer
ican high financiers must be making
false claims since they failed to get
away with the plunder.
Because he left 17,700 in the strong
box a defaulting Kansas banker Is
believed to be insane, but he was
doubtless only striving to maintain
Kansas' reputation for freaks.
When the crisis comes it will prob
ably be remembered that the "Piatt
amendment" is part of the constitu
tion of Cuba not part of the Consti
tution of the United Str.tes.
V . - :
In declaring that be does not want
government ownership of railroads
until a majority , of the democratic
party favors it Colonel Bryan has
practically, it not literally, abandoned
It is hardly probable that Great
Britain will again force China to aban
don its campaign against the opium
habit, aa even British commercial av
arice is being curbed by a growing
spirit of international morality.
After four years in Europe "Buffalo
Bill" will start on a "farewell tour"
of America next year. Wonder as to
the effect of foreign travel on the
aborigines should help attract large
Now that aiuiou Bolivar Buckner
has declared "Bryan more dangerous
than ever." the democratic candidate
for attorney general In Nebraska ma;
be forced to make publlo confession
and plea in avoidance for the "error"
A Kentucky sheriff has been in
dicted for murder because he carried
a campaign against feudists across the
line and killed one of the fighters.
Both states might gain glory byotot
Uteratlng state Unes under such cir
cumstances. . . -4 i. :
THE KET TO THE TVIT.LE.
The Investigation into the finances
of the Burlington railroad undertaken
by Attorney General Iladley of Mis
sourl to combat the contentions of the
railway attorneys In what is known as
the Missouri maximum rate case, has
developed a puzsle which on its face Is
more mysterious than the old 13-14-15
combination. The general auditor of
the Burlington road, under oath for a
deposition, had the audacity to assert
that his road is carrying local traffic
In Missouri at a loss in excess of
$800,000 a year, which would be so
increased in case the maximum freight
rate law enacted in 1905. reducing
rates on a large number of commodi
ties from 20 to 40 per cent were put
Into force that it would reach f 1,000, -000
a year.- The witness under exam
ination, was compelled -to admit that
the Burlington's net profits on state
and Interstate business taken together
in Missouri in 1904 and 1905, amount
to about $5,000,000 annually, but
stuck to- It thai the more local busi
ness the ' road handled the mora it
The key to the puxzle with which
Attorney General Hadley seems to
have grappled in vain may be found
by coming to Nebraska and digging
out of the legislative archives the let
ter over the signature of General
Manager Holdrege, representing that
road In this state, dated March 6,
1905, endeavoring to uphold the rates
in force in Nebraska, which are much
higher than the rates exacted in Mis
souri. In a labored argument the
Holdrege letter undertook to make
several points, among them:
S. That the supreme court of the United
States In its decision upon the Nebraska
maximum rate cases requires that In con
sidering the measure of the reasonableness
of a local freight schedule all Interstate
traffic must be eliminated and that rates
within state boundaries cannot be reduced
by law below a compensatory basis.
It can safely be asserted that no rail
road In the state of Nebraska can be sus
tained at Its present condition of efficiency
and give the local service now rendered or
expected and depend exclusively on local
state traffic at the present rates, and that,
therefore, existing state rates cannot law
fully be reduced by this legislature.
And further the letter attempts to
clinch the position by this convincing
The fact Is that by reason of competition
and the effort to moke suitable rates to In
crease the volume of trafflo the present
tariffs in many of the agricultural states
of the west are clearly Insufficient to pay
In any return Upon the Investment with
out the assistance of Interstate trafflo,
which, in accordance with the United
States court decision, Is not an element
for consideration In the problems before
the state legislature.
Transformed Into cold figures, the
lawyer who wrote the Holdrege letter
asserts that the traffic local to Ne
braska is only 20 per cent of the traf
fic handled in and through this state
by his company, making the net earn
ings upon this strictly local trafflo
tor the preceding fiscal year only $459
per mile, amounting to 1.76 per cent
upon the valuation "upon which we
are willing to pay tales',' and "these
figures clearly cannot be considered a
.fair rate, of Interest npon the actual
' The puzsle whose key Attorney
General Hadley is looking for, there
fore, is unlocked by the statistical
Jugglery by which the Burlington
charges as expenses of operation In
Missouri the total outlay In that state
and offsets this against its receipts
from local traffic while crediting all
receipts from through business as
pure velvet to the profit account. In
other words, the Burlington financiers
persist in making the local traffic In
each state bear all the items of ex
pense for both local and through traf
fic, and then set up the claim that It
is losing money on local business and
that a reduction of local rates will be
equivalent to confiscation of their
On this theory every railroad In the
country would have to' be regarded as
a charitable institution, carrying
freight and passengers out of pure
benevolence to the people and trust
ing to divine Provldence'to furnish a
suitable reward at some future date.
The Bee Is sure it voices the senti
ment of the1 people of Nebraska in ex
pressing the hope that Attorney Gen
eral Hadley will go to the bottom of
the Burlington rate extortions and
blaze a way for our legislature and
railway commission to follow. '
ROBERT ROBERTS UlTT.
Forty-eight years ago the memora
ble debate between Abraham Lincoln
and Stephen A. Douglts at Freeport.
111., was held from a platform
erected in a field adjacent to the
town. The immense multitude was
growing "Impatient of delay when the
tall form of Lincoln arose and. look
ing anxiously over the crowd, ho
called out: "Where's Hitt? Is Hitt
Such was the historic scene in
which Robert Roberts Hitt first pub
licly appeared, then a slender youth
acting as stenographer in a forensic
combat which doomed one great parly
leader to disappointment and defeat
and gave the nation another and a
greater in his stead. The death of
the person for. whom Lincoln waited
before beginning his famous Freeport
speech removes, now one of the most
useful men in our public life, who bad
served continuously twenty-four years
in the national house. Congressman
Hltt's place in congress was unique,
for while a staunch partisan on broad
lines, hla candor, courtesy and abili
ties were such as. to disarm personal
and party animosity and In the for
warding of public" business to secure
the prestige of his judgment smong
the opposition almost equally with his
own party. At the head of the foreign
affairs committee, for which a previ
ous extensive . diplomatic experience
bad pra-emlnently qualified him, no
man Id'coDgrcss has had a greater in
fluence in shaping the course of af
fairs with which that committee deals
during the last decade.
Congressman Hitt was a type all too
rare in the public service, as modest
as he was pure in character and ef
ficacious, and such was the respect in
which he was held by his constituents
that his tenure of office was by com
mon consent and he was left at liberty
to devote himself to the broad and
truly national concerns of ths govern
MEAS1XO OF INTERVENTION
;The circumstance that must impress
American observers of Secretary Taft's
mission is the average Cuban's blissful
Ignorance of what intervention, if the
United States shall decide upon it, ac
tually means. Cuban Ignorance doubt
less Arises from their unfamillarlty
with genuine government whose effect
Is order, public security, Justice and
the supremacy of the law. Involving
stern and prompt repression of condi
tions of Outlawry such as exist today
on the island. Their standpoint and
experience are indeed so utterly dif
ferent from our own that their pres
ent attitude cannot but be incompre
hensible to our people.
Nothing should be more clear, how
ever, from President Roosevelt's ex
plicit message to Cuba and from the
nature of the case than that interven
tion, whatever its duration or what
ever its ultimate effect on the relations
between the island and the United
States may be, will Immediately and
conclusively stamp out the outbreak
ing and lawless tendencies which are
dominant and which are incompatible
with peaceful living, industry and per
sonal and property rights. In short,
the moment Intervention is ordered
the full resources of the United States,
civil and military, become dedicated
irrevocably to efficient government
throughout the length and breadth of
Thirty thousand American residents
are now engaged in business in Cuba
and more than $200,000,000 of Amer
ican, and like amounts of English and
other European capital, are invested
there. Moreover, every legitimate
Cuban interest is likewise vitally de
pendent upon a sure regime of law
and order. The notion that all these
vast interests and the fate of the
island may depend upon the caprice
and predatory Instincts of a horde of
lazy and vicious mongrels led on by
adventurers is one that intervention
will rudely and instantly collide with.
The jeering remark of the revolution
ist as he gazed on our warships In
Havana harbor that "they cannot
come to the tall grass," will not be
repeated after experience with Amer
ican Intervention. The army that
hunted down and wiped out the
Apaches in our western mountains
and the Filipino insurgents in far
eastern fastnesses will summarily es
tablish the fact that the grass does
not grow tall enough in Cuba to hide
and protect horse-stealing, house
burning and ' crop-destroying out-
throats and vagabonds.
What disorderly Cubans, though
they seem not to know it, are up
against is government in the form of
the real thing, of their own doing if
they are yet able to do it or if not by
American soldiers and sailors who
will certainly prove equal to the job.
And they are destined verily to know,
if not before taking the dose then be
yond a peradventure afterwards, that
their great and good friend Theodore
Roosevelt means exactly what he has
said to them.
TOBERCULOSIS IN THE SCHOOLS. ,
With the opening of the school year
is resumed the systematic effort which
was inaugurated some time since to
protect children In the Chicago public
schools against the spread of tubercu
losis. The scheme which the school
board is evolving, with the aid not
only of the regular staff of the public
health department, but also of the
Chicago Tuberculosis institute and of
the organizations of which Jane Ad
dams Is the head, goes far beyond the
farthest that has yet been attempted
In most cities where progressive treat
ment has been Introduced, and aims at
nothing l6ss than conclusive separa
tion of those who are so disced as to
create danger of infecting healthy
The practical application of the
scheme includes such an examination
as will certainly discover all cases of
tuberculosis and their classification as
contagious and non-contagious, since
it is admitted that the latter class is
very numerous, requiring regular in
spection of all schools at stated peri
ods by medical inspectors. Nothing
less than such an inspection will suf
fice for exclusion of those who are suf
fering from the disease the moment
their presence in the class room be
comes a menace to the other children.
There will, of course, be a consider
able number of "suspects" and a room
In each building is to be set apart for
the purpose of examining and treating
them, while a corps of trained nurses
is to be employed to visit their homes,
thus extending relief to the afflicted as
well as protection for the-sound pu
Obviously ths alms of the move
ment are inspired by ths progress of
sanitary and medical science, but the
success of the methods must depend
almost entirely pon the wisdom and
tact of school administration. Novel
applications of medical, science which,
under ths irresistible rule of military
authority, accomplished wonders in
the Japanese army la actual war
might fall and produce only trouble
through maladroit school manage
ment. At the outset at least the most
extreme circumspection will have to be
observed not to attempt too much and
to avoid Interference or mistakes that
would offend parents or give s handle
to popular ignorance and prejudice
It would still be a matter of extreme
delicacy and difficulty to conform pub
llo school administrates to ' the
known principles of medical science
even if public sentiment were far more
enlightened thsn It is.
But the serious undertaking to com
bat the terrible "white plague" in the
public schools of Chicago and' other
large cities can hardly fall to he of in
calculable benefit. Generally peak
ing, it falls within the lines which
science has already marked out for
public policy. -Now a novelty in most
of Its methods and sure to cause Irrfc
tation and. Indeed, many hardships
until necessary collateral adjustments'
are effected, it will become familiar by
use and so welcome by demonstrated
salvation to multitudes that the publio
will be amazed that such methods
were so long neglected.
THE DAILY NEWSPAPER A NECESSITY.
People are steadily realizing more
and more how the dally newspaper,
which once used to be regarded as a
luxury, hss come to be a necessity' to
every one who must keep In any de
gree in touch with what other people
The imperative need of a dally
newspaper Is strikingly emphasized,
although in a humorous way, by thJ
remarks of General Horace Porter at
the Associated Press banquet in New
York last week. "We all criticise the
paper," said be, "we all abuse It and
we all take it. We cannot, eat our
breaskfast without it. We have no
appetites for our dinners until we
have seen Its contents." If people
had to do without their breakfasts or
without their daily newspaper, no
doubt there would be a divergence of
choice, but no one who can have both
wants to dispense with either.
While the demand for the newspa
per Is a demand for the news of the
world, the first demand is (or informa
tion of persons and things among
whom we live. The home newspaper
is the newspaper that can be least
easily given up, as everyone knows
who travels away from home. A well
known Omaha business man who had
been spending some time in Denver
declared the other day that he "could
get no satisfaction out of any paper
obtainable there except The Bee and
that he continued to read The Bee,
exclusive, a day old rather than the
local papers of later publication date."
This is by no means a unique experi
ence, as many a reader of The Bee has
discovered what a superior paper his
subscription brings him only when he
Is out of reach of a desired copy.
Many people do not learn the full
value , of their dally newspaper until
they find they cannot get it, and this
experience makes them appreciate it
more when they get one like The Bee
clean and up-to-date, and served to
them promptly at a comparatively
trivial price.-... .. ..
' THE RUSSELL SAQE WSTATI.'
The heirs of the late Russell Sage
have probably fully realized their
hopes through a settlement of their
contest of his will whereby each re
ceives double its $25,000 bequest, al
though their formal demands would
have consumed the major part of the
estate. . The contest. It is apparent,
was utterly devoid of merit, but the
contestants were nevertheless in a po
sition in which they could defeat the
benevolent purposes of the dead multi
millionaire, who Implicitly trusted his
wife to dispense the fortune. As she
is well advanced in years the executors
have doubtless acted wisely in settling
Jitlgatlon which might have been pro
tracted beyond her lifetime and ' the
cost of which would likely have been
far greater than the additional amount
paid to the heirs, notwithstanding the
public contempt which their extortion
The settlement accordingly will re
lease this vast estate for application to
the benevolences which Mrs. Sage will
administer. Such distribution of a for
tune the lowest estimates of which
are from $60,000,000 to $80,000,000
thus becomes a matter of universal in
terest, since Mr. Sage himself gave so
public intimation of his plans and de
sires. But it is known that there was
a definite, although possibly an un
written, understanding between him
and his wife, in whom he reposed im
plicit confidence and to whom, there
fore, he left his monumental accumu
lations in the form of absolute owner
ship as the surest means of carrying
out his benevolent designs. Their pre
cise nature will probably not be long
in appearing, now that the obstacles
imposed by grasping heirs have been
Anther saviour of humanity has
come to the front with a plan to ex
clude from the criminal code the words
"punishment" and "penitentiary," and
substitute for them the words "refor
mation" and "state school." Con
victs in the penitentiary would pre
sumably become students and ths war
dens and guards, professors and In
structors. About that time the schools
and universities and their teaching
force and attendants would be revising
the dictionary to give themselves new
Patent medicine makers, who are
members of the Proprietary associa
tion, give it out that they propose to
comply with "every provision of the
national pure food and drug law and
that this law should obviate the ex
cuse for the many crude schemes for
state legislation ' in regard to patent
medicines proposed from time to time.
The national law, they a say, applies
to all foods and medicines made fa
one state and shipped to other states
and, therefore, ths caetment by stats
legislatures of an identical law would
cover only foods and medicines sold
exclusively In the state in which they
are manufactured. The prospects are,
therefore, that the patent medicine
makers who comply with the national
law will want state legislation along
the same lines to protect themselves
against limitations, with sale confined
to the state of manufacture. If for
nothing else, this should be good news
to' everyone except those engaged in
legislative holdup work.
This continued squabble between
state officers over the affairs of the
various state asylums for the Insane
and other dependents emphasizes the
need in' Nebraska of some sort of a
board of control on- the Iowa plan, to
have supervision of the administra
tion of all the stats Institutions and
take them out of the realm of per
sonal bickerings and political conten
tion. This is a subject that may well
command the attention of the coming
The scramble tor insurance policies
in the big New York companies must
be reaching the crucial point when
both sides are accusing each other of
buying off employes of the other Some
people are still wondering what It is
all about, if the companies Intend to
obey the new insurance law and the
law Is adequate to their control and
Frost as a Peacemaker.
8t. Louis Republic.
War on the Ice trust In Omaha probably
will soon be settled by a spell of Nebraska
Toledo Blade. 1
Mr. Bryan Is quits an orator, but he
will never be able to make a noise like one
of this year's government crop reports.
It Is said that a half billion dollars' worth
of life Insurance was alllowed to lapse last
year. This is a sample of national Im
providence that deserves the sternest re
buke. Compensations of Nntnre.
Nature always does things about right.
When she creates a man with a weakness
for putting his foot In his mouth, she In-,
variably provides him with an adequate
breadth of mouth.
Professors Ask Too Maeb.
A college professor writes an argument
ki a magaslne to show that college pro
fessors ought to be paid 115,000 a year In
stead of about $3,000. Why, a crack pitcher
on the American league gets only about
16.000 a season.
Silence as a Promoter.
Persistent place hunters will note with
mtereat the fact that the "new paymaster
general of the navy waa the only eligible
that didn't hustle for the place; but It Is
not likely that they will be wholly con
vinced that the method will work every
Is He on the Toboggan f
Kansas City Journal.
Maine democrats are attributing their de
feat to Bryan's unwise utterances, and
Ohio democrats have asked the Nebraskan
to keep out of their state until after the
election. Who would have thought a
leader received with such wild acclaim a
few weeks ago would so soon become a
Bottling; the Jordaa.
A speculative Kentuckian has secured
from the sultan of Turkey the sole right
of shipping the water of the River Jordan
to all parts of the world tor baptismal
purposes- As a guaranty of the identity
of the water, the casks In which the fluid
is shipped Is to bear the seal of the Turkish
government, and the business of export Is
to be under the supervision of ths pa
triarch of Jerusalem. This idea of bring
ing the Jordan to the convert Instead of
taking the convert to the Jordan for bap
tism is a pious novelty not without a sus
picion of commercialism attached. The con
ception of such a monopoly waa worthy of
SERMONS BOILED DOWN.
Bharp men do not cut much Ice.
The man who lives for fun dies a fool.
Faith thinks more of folks than of forms.
No will Is strong until It Is able to sub
The time to deliberate Is before oppor
A little secular succor Is worth a lot of
The most heavenly things on earth are
every day virtures.
That which makes the home brlghtor
brings heaveri nearer.
Taking pains for others Is often a pnth
to peace for ourselves.
Everything that is helpful to humanity is
to that extent only holy.
The only religion that can win men Is the
one that calls them to work. - -
The man with a cloud on his brow often
has nothing but space behind It.
The lichee of the soul depend not on what
we save, but on what we sow. Chicago
SECIXAR SHOTS AT TUB Pl'LPIT.
Washington Post. The clergyman who
recently surprised his congregation by de
fending Mr. Rockefeller has been requested
to resign. He might have known that
the lawyers would resent Interference with
Chicago Inter Ocean: When a minister
reaches the uge at which he can no longer
raise money for his church, ths argument
in his defense that he might still be use
ful In the matter of saving souls seems
to have little weight.
New Tork Post: Jersey City, which pro
duced a clergyman who Introduced boxing
as one of the regular activities of bis
church, has another freak minister who
objects to a fair with jumbling devices for
the financial benefit of his church.
Chicago Post: Probably If the clergy
man's charge against government officials
at Panama la true., they refuse to en
courage sound Calvinism on the Isthmus
because they believe the temperature
would give a disturbing reality to the
warnings of the preacher. But what a
chance for conversions)
Baltimore American: There are com
plaints In some churches of a falling away
from religion. It Is better not to accept
this dogmatically. When things go wrong
the Investigation should be free and im
perial. 'With the return ef the clergy
front their vacations, invigorated and tuned
up to their duty, It might be well for
them to Inquire wbeher the people or the
churches are a fault In this mater. A
aay rate, .the eemlng season promises In
one way or another to be a phenomenal
one In religion
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A DOLLAR OR TWO
DIAMONDS, WATCHES, CUT GLASS, SILVERWARE,
GOLD JEWELRY, TABLEWARE,
Make Ideal Gifts for Autumn Weddings. Everything sold for cash or
en very easy payments. Your credit is pood.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Ooldenrod poets are now due.
In a few more days Oyster Bay will
emulate the ground hog and slide into ob
scurity. Cuba Is said to heve 19.000,000 In Its treas
ury. Revolutions have started on much
It Is quite a relief for the Ice trust to
get behind thes cenes and give the Coal
trust the center of the stage.
Life in Milwaukee Is unusually lively
Just now. A cloud of fleas brought the
townspeople up to the scratch.
A bank. cashier In North Carolina disap
peared recently, leaving his accounts
straight. He Is supposed to be crasy.
Boston was 276 years old last week. Tet
there are scoffers who scoff at codfish high
balls and beans as promoters of longevity.
Although overlooked by 'market reports,
the demand for' political cutlery in va
rious states Is fully equal .to. the capacity
Of the sleeyea. '
Millions of newly hatohed lobsters . have
been put into the sea along the New
England coast,,; Nest-summer's,'ummer
girl Is thus assured a large . crop of en
gagements. In the projected reorganisation of the
looted trust company of Phtladelphia.lt Is
seriously proposed to have at least one
dlreotor who Is an outspoken Infidel and
who can be depended on to spot the first
symptom of religious piety among his associates,'
Big Fum Sale
Must have them out of ths way this week. Painters, paper
hangers, carpenters, working to make changes in our various de
partments. , Pianos that are in the way must be moved. They can't
stand grit and dirt, therefore the tags and the prices have a
blue mark (so) made through ths already low price
and a still lower price takes its place. . ' '
Why? To quickly sell them. They must go! They will go!
If you want to make money by availing yourself of this big
clean-up cut sale of good pianos, then they will be gone before
the end of the week.
There are pianos for $90, for $110, for $125, for $1S6, for
$160 and up the kind you buy elsewhere for $200, $250, $300
Think of it. See the names the best the world produces.
-Read, vis: KIMRALL IMA OH, the Irving Pianos, Voae Sons
Pianos, Weser Bros. Pianos, Checkering & Sons Pianos, Hallet
Davis Pianos, Krell Pianos; Emerson Pianos, Cramer Pianos and
the Stelnway Pianos.
Where on earth will you find a larger representation of ths
best pianos made?
Then you can buy them on practically your own terms:
$10 down, $4 per month; $15 to $26 down snd $6 to $10 per
month. If you want to pay cash, you are just as welcome.
Here Is a chance to buy a piano at a price which enables
you to sgaln sell it at a profit, if you feel so disposed.
Every one guaranteed as represented or your money back.
Stool and scarf thrown in the bargain.
Come now if you need a piano. Come now if you don't
need a piano for a year. This sale saves you 13 months' pay
ments and you are Just one year ahead of the deal.
Again, remember the price is marked in plain figures
ALWAYS--no more, no less. Our trade is posted in this re
spect. We likewise do not pay commissions to any one assisting
you to select. They do not ask us they know our rules.
You are safe to make your selection ss if you knew all'
about pianos. That Is why our trade like to send their friends
to our store for the best treatment, lowest prices and ths high
est quality and ths future guaranteed. '
A. Hospe Co., 1513 Douglas St
Fall Announcement 1S0S
- We are now displaying a most
Complete line of foreign novelties for
fall and winter wear.
Your early inspection is invited, 1
aa it. will afford an opportunity of
choosing from a largs number of ex
We import la "Single suit
length," and a suit cannot Us dupll-.
An order placed now may bs de
livered at your convenience.
at the opportunity of wniug a uic dia
mond ring, watch or afahoy piece of jewelry
1 I have customers who have traded with
me for a great many years and the rule still
holds good, 'Once a customer, always a
The right goods t the right prices, combined with lib
eral treatment in every respect, make my customers my
friends for sll lime. Ths list is constantly increasing.
Let me add You?
A WEEK WILL DO.
She What Is your favorite poemT '
He You. Bomervllle Journal. .
"Tcs," said the haughty maiden, with
a gleam of scorn In her dark eye, "don't
fear I shall reproach you with your per
fidy. I waive all claim to your miserable,'
fickle, utterly undesirable affections."
"Whew I" murmured the crestfallen -young
man, as he was left alone with his
thoughts. "But that was a hot waive!"'
Baltimore American. "
"Pshaw t" exclaimed May Fechls, "I won
der what makes these gloves of mine so
"Ah!" sighed the love-lorn youth, "L too,
would be Intoxicated were I a glove upon
that hand." Cleveland Leader.
"Last night when I accepted George,"
said Miss Roxley, who was suspicious as
she wss homely, "he kissed me on the
"You don't sayT" replied Miss Knox.
"Yes; now I wonder why he didn't salute,
my lips. Oh. horrors! probably he hod
"Very likely. Ymi say he proposed last
nlghtj 'Philadelphia Cathollo Standard.
Anxious Mother Mr. Oldgold has asked
for your hand in marriage, my dear.
Pretty Daughter But he la too old for
me, mamma. i
Anxious Mother The Ideal Why. he Isn't
any older for you than he 1 for himself.
"I understand your wife lectured you for
an hour last night." '
"Tee," answered Mr. Meekton. . "She told
me about a few of my fnulte."
"Didn't It annoy you?" - . ,
"In a way.. Yon see, when a woman of -Henrietta's
gifts condescends to moke a
speech, it does seem a same to have such
a small audience." Wanttlrurton' Star.
Is selling lots
The bad weather fore
part of last week kept
many away. You still
have forty pianos' to
TAILOR 3 .
317 Couth 15th Ot
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