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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY. OOTOKEK 17. 10OG.
Tim Omaha Daily Uer
X)CNDKD III EDWAItD ROFEWATKR.
VICTOR tiOSfcWATKH, EDITOH.
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THE BEK PlBl,I3IHN; COM HAN Y.
STATEMENT OF CinCi'KVTION.
' Btate of Nebraska. Douulas f'ouniy. :
Charles C. Rosewater, general manager of
The Bee Publishing comriny. betm; duly
worn, says that th final number of full
nd complete- nople of The Dally. Morning.
Evening and Funduy Be priiitcu (luting
the month of September. If-, " f!-
j; 30.6C 0
J 1 30,060
27 i. .34)160
Total 83 7.360
Leas unaold coplea t.S08
Net total aalea 887.843
Daily average 30,938
CHARLES C. R03KWATEK.
. , . . Geneial Manager.
Subscribed In my presence and swor.i
to before ma thla let day of October,
(Seat) M, B. HI', tf GATE.
v v . i Notary Public
WHEJI Ol'T OF TOWS,
Sahserlbers leaTlna the city tem
porarily eboald have Tlie Bee
nailed to tbrai. Address will be
ebaaae aa oflaa aa vcoaeated. .
Jt took the United States three years
to land Senator Burton in prison. No
wonder even lawyers complain of the
The reading public will not be dis
pleased it the Castellanes earry thelf
marital fight to a finish provided the
finish comes right soon.
With the present advance in the
price of silver, Colorado people will
find it still more difficult to maintain
that pessimistic feeling.
l; Thursday Is registration day. Ke
member that no one can vote in
Omaha or South' Omatrav who does, not
register anew for the .'coming elec
tion, v .; .;- .'
'- With the evidence all in at Find lay',
the public wilt sQon know If the club
Ohio is using against the Standard
Oil company is staffed with feathers
or with Iron.
In the suit of Clarence II. Venner
against James J. Hill the real value of
Burlington stock may be shown to be
ven more than Mr. Hill la willing to
admit to the assessors. ,
The announcement of Cuban liber
als that they support the administra
tion of Governor Magoon is accepta
ble, but will not warrant suspension
of the search for concealed arms.
And now It is a tornado which hat
damaged Central America. Between
storms, earthquakes and political revo
lutions residents of that part of Amer
ica must have a good idea of the really
If Kentucky Ja successful In its suit
to force life Insurance companies to
tetaln general agenta. opposed to the
"administration" the heads or the con
cerns may demand federal regulation
No doubt the white race would do
well to "discriminate between negroes"
aa asked by Booker Washington, but
ao also would the negroes if they
would discriminate more broadly be
If President Castro's death is to be
the signal of an uprising in Venezuela
one can but wish him a long life, al
though at this distance it seems a if
a state of "uprising" were Venezuc
la'a normal condition.
When the rebates on sugar ship
ments to the American Sugar Refining
company are finally abolished western
beet sugar makers may be In a posi
tion to operate and still see justice
done to the Filipinos.
The statement that the American
Mining congress will ask for change
in mining laws suggeats the Idea that
the putted . States might with profit
take stock of Its mining land before
deciding bow It shall be alienated.
Ka diaaent - whatever ha been en
tered to The Bee's suggestion that
Omaha's most urgent need is for
greater and better hotel facilities.
This deficiency should not be allowed
much- longer to' b a drag on a grow
ing city. '
CaadidaW Shalleuberger U talking
volubly every day, but he has not yet
bad the hardihood to deny the charge
that after promUing to give up his
passas c when f seeking votes for con
gress, he rode down to Washington on
free transportation, and then col
lected mileage from the government.
SQfAHf.LV M. THE PLATFfMM.
The Be prints in this Issue a con
densed synopsla of the republican
slate platform, insofar as It promises
state legislation, over the signature
ofenearly ninety of the republican can
didates for representative and senator.
The signatures of the remaining repub
lican legislative nominees have not yet
come to hand, but they will be added
to the 1 If t as they come in. and the
document in more complete form will
be printed again several times before
This exhibit shows that the repub
lican candidates stand squarely on
the platform and conclusively contro
verts the assertion which the demo
cratic opposition in indulging, that the
republican platform pledges do not
mean anything. If the republicans
are kept In control of the coming leg
islature the people of Nebraska may
confidently count on the enactment of
laws to bring about the most pressing
reforms, thief among them laws to
compel the railroads to pay taxes like
other people, n law effectually abol
ishing tli free pass evil, laws fully
empowering the new railway commis
sion to correct all dlsciiminations by
the railroads and secure reasonable
rates for the transportation of bolh
freight and passengers, a law estab
lishing employers' liability, irrespect
ive of the negligence of fellow serv
ants. This program of legislation Is
progressive and constructive and
when carried out will give relief from
the most flagrant ahtiBes which our
people have been suffering at the
bands of the railroads.
With such a guaranty of fidelity to
the platform pledges, every repub
lican and every citizen of independent
proclivities should vote without hesi
tation, in their respective districts, for
the candidates whose names here appear.
t.TKHSTATf; ffM f.7f AMJ IllHKi ATIOX
Nebraska has an interest scarcely
Inferior to that of Kansas in the case
between the latter and Colorado on
which final argument has just been
made In the supreme court of the
I'nited States Involving control, for
irrigation purposes, of the water of
rivers crossing state boundaries. Di
version of the Arkansas river by Colo
rado Irrigators has caused failure of
wafer supply to immense tracts of
Kansas land dependent upon It, cuuh
ing millions of dollars of loss. Ob
viously the jurisdictional contention
of the two states is incompatible,
broadly speaking, with equitable util
ization of the river flow, since cither
could not be trusted. If It had ex
clusive power, to do Justice to the
It is therefore fortunate that the
United States has interpleaded, claim
ing that neither state has exclusive
right, to the waters of the river and
that in law and in the necessities of
the case the general government
should regulate, the distribution in
the common interest. 'J hero is in
creasing expectation among the best
Informed that the policy embodied in
the plea of the United States will be
established by the court, and thus a
foundation laid for the conclusive
and satisfactory settlement of one of
the most vexed questions that has
nrlsen across the path of reclamation
of the arid lands. Nebraska la one
of half a dozen great states, which,
by reason of drainage and climate,
are vitally Interested tn an equitable
apportionment of the water of inter
state rivers, which is possible only
through supreme control In the na
t'HEF. PASS RfiUVLATInSS.
The rules promulgated by the Inter
state Commerce commission ' regard
ing free transportation are baBed on
a strict construction of the new law
and evidently have been scrupulously
devised to prevent evasion Natur
ally apprehension arose when the
measure was pending In congress
that exemption of many classes from
the free transportation prohibition
might result in virtual nullification,
and there would have been more
danger of such a result in the past
before public sentiment had been
thoroughly aroused. The commis
sion,, however, narrows the excepted
classes to the true intent of the law
and its regulations bear directly
against extension of deadheadism by
ttrategera under color of law to per
ons not entitled to free transporta
tion. The rules announced ahould allay
the feais of railroad employes that
their interests in this" particular
might suffer. The law itself recog
nizes the rights, both of the carrier
companies and their employes in this
respect, and the commission has used
Its discretion In this important field
In a liberal spirit, aiming at the same
time effectually to guard the vitul
point that recipients of free pa suets
and free freight undtr this head shall
be bona fide employes. There is ac
cordingly no. excuse for the companies
to refuse their genuine employes
transportation If they are entitled
by reason of such employment, nor
on the other hand to attempt to cir
cumvent the law under color of em
ployes' exemption. The vast class
?t legitimate railroad employes will
in fact find that they are as much in
terested as the general public In the
ilgld enforcement of the free trans
portation provisions of the national
law, that the commission la striving
The Young Women's Christian as
sociation is about , to renew the cam
paign to complete its building fund
which was interrupted last spring
when the call came (or relief for San
Francisco earthquake victims. It is
to be hoped the women may work out
theij jrot'icn jartxyfuUy; although
the difficulties besetting them are not
I to be underestimated, and that when
(they shall have finished, our buslnesa
(men may have a brief respite from
I AM 4 .VMf .' -V 1 UIFT.
Omaha is proud or the pbllan
I thropies connected with the name of
j C.'relghton. The niagnifitent gift to the
i Crelghton university Just announced
as a testimonial of the occasion of
ithe seventy-fifth birthday anniversary
! of Count Johu A. Crelghton places
this enduring monument upon a firm
foundation for all time to come.
Count Crelghton surely has carried
out to the uttermost the expressed de
sire of his brother, the late Edward
Creighton, that this Institution should
be made one of the leading educa
tional centers in the west, and con
tinue to spread Its work of enlighten
ment through the youth who Is secur
ing Instruction there. Count Crelgh
ton has manifested a praiseworthy
ambition to see the first fruits of his
beneficence gathered during his own
Incidentally it Is a fine tribute to
i he farsighted shrewdness of the pa
tron of thse great Institutions that
he should prefer to give them their
endowment in the form of Improved
Omaha real estate, guaranteeing them
not only an assured steady income,
but also an Inevitable Increase in value
as the city grows and thrives. This
plan identifies the prosperity of the
Creighton institutions with the pros
perity of the city in which they are
located, and on which they must de
pend largely for support in other di
rections, and to which they must make
their chief returns in the form of up
It cannot but be a great gratifica
tion to Count Creighton to know not
only that his philanthropies are pro
ductive of great good, but also that
their value Is appreciated by all who
are familiar with them.
1AGF.R IS THF. PHILIPPINES.
It will be surprising If our compli
cations In Cuba do not increase difficul
ties and lead to disorders in the Phil
ippines. "There Is In the far eastern
Islands no lack of malcontents and
ambitious plotters who have been held
in check by the firm front and Just
dealings of our government there,
but many of these have been only
awaiting opportunity. The mass of
natives are densely Ignorant and easy
victims of designing leaders. They
have no true conception of American
power or of our doings in Cuba, and
would be ready to believe any absurd
stories to the effect that the hands of
the Unl'ed States are tied by compli
cations nearer home. The strongest
encouragement of the Filipino rebel
lion against Spain was that country's
war in Cuba and there Is danger that
the memory of It may bo mis
chievously revived now.
Our army in the Philippines, all
told. Is now only 20,000, a military
force barely adequate to need under
the most favorable circumstances. All
accounts agree that great progress
has been made there the last few
years, especially In the work of edu
cation and in strengthening public
security, which Is absolutely vital to
Industrial development. It is Imper
ative that this work should not be
Interrupted or endangered at this
junctuie, and the warning that comes
from both the military and the civil
authorities on the ground against
weakening1 in the slightest our army
in the islands at this time is full of
The proposition to mark the old
Oregon trail with a succession of mon
uments has a certain foundation of
historic sentiment, but it becomes
questionable when It involves a
scheme to solicit the children of the
public schools for contributions. The
exhibition of the pioneer as a mid
way freak to be looked at for a price
has not helped the cause he repre
sents. The public schools should be
kept strictly divorced from all private
money making ventures.
It should be remembered that the
arraignment by the local democratic
orgau of the last republican legisla
ture as a railroad-ridden body, would
apply even more appropriately to the
last fusion reform legislature. The
railroads In Nebraska change their
politics very easily they are repub
licans when the republicans are in
control, and they are democrats when
the fusion combination holds the
Special attention is called to the
republican platform pledges sinned by
the legislative nominees presented on
another paee of this issue. We would
ruggest that our readers throughout
Nebraska detach this sheet and post
it conspicuously where it can be seen,
substituting later the list as it will
hereafter be published with the miss
ing names added.
There is such a thing as overstep
ping all reasonable limits of fear en
gendered by a sporadic outbreak of
lawlessness such as Omaha has ex
perienced. Other cities have gone
through the same sort of ordeal and
have come out 'all right bv simply
bracing up and walkiug the straight
After all the Cuban Insurrectoa are man
ifesting great self-denial In submitting va
readllv. There la tl3.Utf.CU In the Cuban
The ( rime of Ktf.
Senator 6tone of Missouri has produced
a new complaint in tha form of an as
sertion: "It la due ta Bryan as an act
of simple Justice that he should be elected
and Installed la the office of which he was
fraudulently deprived." Tlie cry of fraud
Immediately after election la a proverbial
solute to the defeated. Hut It l a newel
feature to raise the oiy after pondering
over It for ten yearn.
4a Amrrlrss Plavar
l'Htrlot'Km In Cuba seems to be very
much mixed up with an:letv to secure
arood Jobs: but the same phenomenon hns
been observed In communities more fitted
Iylna Oat or anltchlna.
Mr. Kryan says that partisanship Is dy'na;
out. It looks that way. Most of the demo,
(ratio leaders are busy charglno; other
democratic lenders of huving abandoned
Ifi II I m to the force.
John Vlf, Nebraska fanner. Is fl brave
man. an honest man and n Just man. He
captured a burglnr and brouirht him. bound,
to Omaha. On the way the burglar offered
the farmer II. toil to llt him ro. Wlpf de
clined the bribe, but has sued the robber
for S7.t"0 damages, ns compensation for
the wounds he received In the struggle.
Senator t arter Halts In,
Thomas C. Carter of Montana says, the
flag Is In Cuba to stay. Mr. ('orter does
not go so far, however, as to hint that
Mnntnns. will go to war with the t'nlted
States In cose President Itnosevclt ad
heres to his exprewed Intention of hand
ing the. government of the island back ti
the Cubans as soon as thev exhibit an
ability to take proper care of It.
Aa Openlna for Peacemakers.
Russia Is Kurope's Cuba, only a thou
sand times worse than our Cuba. Europe
could not do a better thing than get to
gether and make Russia sit dowji and tic
have Itself If it shruld take two-thirds
of Km legions to do the job. Hut It Is a
lietter thing that Kurope can sgree to do.
It has put up with the Insane performances
of one "sick man" so long that it can
not be expected to deal with the car of
a sicker man as It needa to be dealt with.
Iowa's Select Corn C rop.
New York Tribune.
It Is estimated that the Iowa corn crop
will reach a total of 3OflO.(' bushels,
representing an Increese over that of last
year of 63,128.200 bushels. The credit for
this la? generally Hscribed to Trof. P. C.
Holden of the Stale Agricultural school
and his campaign for the Improvement of
seed corn. A man who adds about $25,000,
iioo in one year to the resources of the com
monwealth is a pretty valuable cltiten.
We hope Prof. Ilolden's hat still fits him,
hut we could pardon him If It didn't.
Aa I'p-to-Date Kavy.
The assumption that the biggest battle
ship can whip one a few hundred tons
smaller leaves out of account the matter
of seamanship, brains, courage, marksman
ship and relative efflriency. American war
ships may not be as big aa the biggest,
but In personnel and equipment they eo.uul
Our newest warships have steaming
radius of 6.000 miles, much greater thaji
that of any othr battleships a Hunt. Thla
Is a very Important element In the fight
ing efficiency of all war vesse's. nnd one
In which the large Knglish nnd Italian
hattleshipa are likely to fall.
riOVIRMKT CO A I, I.AM).
Hetenllon of Ownership tu Properly
HelonaJnsr lo the People.
.lames J. Hill, in his address before the
Chicago Commercial association laat Sat
urday evening, told bis bearers that tlio
nation's natural resourrcs have been ex
ploited with a lavish hand. Mr. 1X111 ought
to know, because he had come to Chicago
freeh from participation In a deal where
by his railroad sold In the ground, the-
purcha.'er to do tiie digging, Iron oro' val
ued at about t400.ono.ooo. Mr. H.ll also
mentioned the wasteful denudation of
forests and the draining of our greal oil
President Roosevclt'a latest action with
reference to coal lands is Intended to re
serve to the government the heneh'.a
which Mr. Hill In the Iron field has se
cured for the stockholders of his railroad
Originally the government owned all these
valuable deposits, not only of coal, but of
Iron and oil. Its action In turning them
over to speculators to manipulate for
their own benefit was the height of folly.
Far-sighted statesmanship Ions ago
should have disclosed the wisdom of Hih
course which President Roosevelt Is now
Singularly enough, some self-styled
"conservative" crltlus have rlsn to Bay
that President Roorevelt'a action Is In
line with Mr. Bryan's government owner
ship policy. Nothing could be more ab
surd. Mr. Rryan wants the government
to own and operate railroads that Is,
manage a great Industry. President
Roosevelt's policy with reference to conl
lands Involves simply the retention of
ownership of property already belonging
to the nation. The government need not,
and Indeed should not. go Into the busi
ness of digging coal on Ha own account.
But there la no good reason why It should
not retain for the public treasury the roy
alty derivable from the right to mine tho
coal. Neither Is there any good reason
why It should not regulate he soiling
price of the mined product.
RAKING IV EASY MOF.V.
Kansas City's Tribe of Promoters
Worklnf the Mining: flame.
Kansas City Star.
The fabled pot of gold at the end of the
rainbow has never lost its fascination for
the sons and daughters of men. It is the
merest myth in the minds of all sane per
sons, nnd yet Its power to excite and de
fraud mankind remains undiminished.
There Is not a week in the year when the
newspapers do not contain some story of
persons digging for ru-nored treasure al
leged to have been burled in out of the way
places years ago. In the yellow stuff called
gold, nature seems to have incorporated a
strange and perennial germ of temptation
which haa been perverted to evil and un
holy uses in all ages of recorded time.
t'pon this curious and consuming passion
swindlers and mountebanks continually
play, to the Impoverishment of the weak
and credulous, and to their own wicked
ngprandlienient. It haa been discovered
that this form of thievery Is rife In Kansas
City. Seven pages of advertisements of
Kansas City mining companies most of
them fakes Of the baldest stamp recently
appeared In the Sunday edition of a New
York newspaper. The employment of such
"bait." spurious as It is known to be by
practical and sensible 'persons. Is always
attended by an abundant catch of "suck
ers." It is pitiful to learn that the victims.
In large part, are widows who throw away
the life Insurance left them by thrtr hus
bands in these fraudulent investments, and.
In all cases, people who cannot afford to
lose the money.
That many persons making a pretense to
respectability and looking people in the
face whom they meet In the streets and in
abodes which are supposed to be secure
against the visitation of criminals are en
gaged In thla style of wicked plunder, and
with the definite Intent to plunder, would
not be believable In the absence of abund
ant proof to show that it Is so.
AHHI t.OSSIP M M 4MIIM.TO V
Current Ileitis cleaned from the
Arms- and ar Reslalrr.
Tin iv appears to be a general misun
derstanding regarding the purpose of the
summary court, according to Oencrsl
Davis, the Judge ndvocale general of the
army, who la In receipt of reports from
Judges advocate showing thai the com
manding ofhccri do not avail themselves of
the authority granted tu them of estab
lishing discipline without recourse to court
u or ceding. It la held tin re l sufficient
grant of Jurisdiction to enable post and
company commanders to bring about a sub
stantial diminution In the number of sum
mary court trials, with a corresponding
advantage to the discipline of the military
service. It is. theretore, recomnunded
that such Instructions be Issued to officers
of the inspector general a. department as
will cause the necessary Inquiry to be
made as to the effect which Is given, at
the several posts at which troops are sta
tioned, to the requirements of the regula
tion above (lied. It would appear that
pretty much all derelictions of duty are
referred to the summary court for action
In some departments. The reduction. In
some cases, has been so small aa to be
hardly appreciable, not exceeding 1 per
cent of the trials, 51,3:! In number, that
were had during the preceding year, and
we are still confronted by the fact that
the tiuniher of cases refeirod to minor
courts for trial is far in excess of the
disciplinary needs of the service. It was
the purpose of the summary court legisla
tion not to increase the number or fre
quency of trials, but to simplify the ad
ministration of military justice and to se
cure uniformity In the punishments Itn
postd tiiKin enlisted men wiio had been
convicted of minor military offenses.
The army candidates who will be exam
ined for appointment as second lieutenant
In the army are much Interested In know
ing whether it Is worth t lit Ir while to
tnke up that part of the artllh ry examina
tion included In the subject of mathema
tics, on the theory that qualification In
that subject will give them a correspond
ingly better standing In the infant ry
cavMlry examination. The army candi
dates are not to be examined in artillery
subjects, unless they wish lo take the
entire examination for BDOointment to the
artillery corps, which examination Is In-
dependent to that for the infantry-cavalry
It appears, therefore, that It would
not avail tho candidates to any extent to
take any part of tho artillery examina
tion, when they are simply attempting to
qualify for the Infantry and cavalry. Of
course, it Is not necessary to ay that
study along the lines Indicated by tho
artillery examination would be of benefit
to the student, on the theory that It is
well for the candidate to know as much
The white ant continues Its ravaging
operations at Guantanamo, to the manifest
Injury of most of the wooden structures
of the station. A few of the very hard
woods used are exempt from destruction.
This condition makes it necessary to build
houses, as far as possible, of concrete or
other permanent material. Further, this
requirement Imposes an extra cost, which
must not be overlooked in 1 1, ,.i ....
development at atiantanamo. since It is
estimated by the experts that It will re
quire about double the amount otherwise
needed for public works. Nothing appears
to answer the purpose, of exterminating
the pest and no amount of treatment of
the wood is sufficient to render it proof
agaiiiHt the attack of the Insect. Kor that
matter, probably tho most effective method
of protection would be too costly to adopt,
and, in the end, concrete and other ma
terial, which will withstand tho omnivcr
ous white nut, would be cheaper, aa well
as more enduring.
Changes are to bo made In the new
rllle for the purpose of adapting the
weapon to the sharp-pointed style of
bullet which is to replace the old service
bullet. The new bullet requires a different
chamber, a slightly shorter barrel and a
"hange in the stock and sight cause. Tho
change In the eight gauge will necessitate
a new leaf and a long period of firing to
get this delicate task completed. Tho
elevation of the rllle for long dihtancea
will bo much less with the new bullet, by
reason of its flat trajectory, and for this
reason the gradations on the sight gauge
will be even finer than on the sight gauge
recently completed, which was used with
the old service bullet. Colonel Frank H.
Phlpps, Ordnance department, on duty at
the Spiingtlold armory, said this week
that the rifles now completed would still
continue to be supplied to the service until
all branches had been equipped with the
new gun adapted to the new service bullet.
The rltlea for the new projectile will be
manufactured and stored in the arsenals
until the government has enough of the
arms to equip the regular service, after
which the guns now being used will be
recalled and the latest models lasued.
Strong complaint against the absence
from their commands of company officers
is made by Brigadier General William S.
McCaskey, commanding the Department of
Texas, in his annual report. He says tho
situation In that respect is getting worse,
and lie believes that if more officers of the
grade of captain were present with their
companies contentment among enlisted
men would exist and fewer desertions
would occur. He also recommends a 20
per cent increase in the pay of officers and
enlisted men. and a corresponding Increase
of the allowance for quarters. The aban
donment of the present system of division
commands in favor of the old system of
departmental commands would result In
an Improvement In administration, in tho
opinion of General McCaskey. Because
28 Vi per cent of the total number of de.
sertlona In the department was in men of
their first year of enlistment, the military
secretary. Major Walter L. Finley, recom
mends that first enlistments be made for
one year only; the second for j two years,
and all succeeding enlistments for three
I'asslaa of the Indian Gallon.
Indian School Journal.
The western portion of maps of the
t'nlted Staies In use half a century ago
was covered with the names of Indian
tribe. There were the Sioux, the Modocr,
the Shoahonea. the FIathads, the Qros
Ventres, the Blackfoot, the Arapahoes, the
Crows and many more. The boundaries of
their respective countries were indefinite,
but for all that, the government In Wash
ington made treaties with the tribes as if
they were independent and separate na
tions. As long ago as 17H3 congress provided
that no purchase or grant of land from
the Indians should be valid unless made
In pursuance of a treaty. Nenrly 700 agree,
menta were entered Into with the ninety
seven tribes, until this method of pro
cedure was ended by the act of 1871.
When the lands of the Flathead. 8ho
shones and Crows are occupied there will
remain no large Indian reservation of
importance, and th Indians themselves will
have been partially absorbed into the gen
New Yotk. Tribune.
The Idea of a fugitive banker, with a
million dollars of other men's money In his
pocket, wandering about the high seas
ln a steamer, at-eklng some port where he
may land In safety from arrest, seems
Just a little bit too fantastic fur these coin,
monplace tlmua t
A Cream of Tartar Powder
free from alum or phos
HAS U0 SUBSTITUTE
lll MOTHKH S niKTIIPAV.
Business of a limy Man I'ot Aside for
- oner news item in tlie papers tout, me
other day, of a railroad directors' meeting
which was postponed because the president
of tin.' company was "it his old home for
his mother's birthday."
Assuredly a man could have few better
excuses than this for absence from business
! duty. Mother's birthday.
Of all the cycle
of th 'fr' duys none Is richer In tender
i ,n''le!" men and women. There Is a
' ' "e 'n! """1 "P-
ing bacK to earnest childish recollection,
iiacK to uays wnen tne niotner was me
most beautiful of things known when her
cheek was the fairest and her eye tho
brightest ln all the great, big world. When
her brown hair fell in silken spun glory
over the brow whence came all wisdom,
and the lips which spoke the final word In
all things of human Import were tho red
dest anyone had ever seen. Back to tho
days when mother's birthday was a f -te
day when the bright eyes were wet and
tender and the soft lips tremulous at the.
sight of little hands bearing gifts.
Down through the years the fete day has
1 n w" ,ea r"lrr' l,Pr cl"'rK ,s w""kici
j now "nd ,hf! cyr" Brp "ot Bf brlR,,t a,,a lhp
"llko" ,,alr "l,vl'r- 1,ut ,he ,ra18 "f
I erness and the tremulous smiles are
"" rraV t,,P Mron nam,, th,,t
i bring glfta and greeting now as they were
to the baby offerings of sped years.
It is well that a man should remember
his mother's birthday.
A note for the curious Is afforded by
the statement that If Hughes Is elected
he will be the first governor of New York
to wear a full beard since Fcntmi, who was
chosen In lS6t.
J. Plerpont Morgan's remarkable collec
tion of illuminated meylaeva.1 ptanuscrlpti
Is bclns showm to the- pnhllc. In' the Col
umbian University library New York. The
collection represents l.fnni years of tho art
of illuminating manuscripts:
The forthcoming tour toroiiKii India of
the ameer of Afghanistan will be con
ducted with great pomp and ceremony. It
is the llr.t time that the ameer will have
left his own country and ho will take with
hiiu an imposing retinue of some l,!y.io per
sons. Ciilhi-rt McDonald, blind since his birth,
Is assistant telegraph operator at the
railroad station In Maunle, III. He uses
the typewriting machine when receiving
and can send forty words a
minute. For ten years he has been bread
I winner ror his widowed giothcr and three
j younger Misters.
i Dr. Maurice Francis lOgan. teacher, tihll.
anthroplst and author, has been selected
by the president lis a member of the Boerd
of Indian -Commissioner to succeed Sec
retary Charles J. Bonaparte. He Is now
a member of the faculty of the Catholic
university at Washington, occupying the
chair of Knglish language.
Kdward A. Curtis, the famous photog
rapher of Indians, to aid whose work J.
Plerpont Morgan gave $76,000, and whom
President Roosevelt selected to ake pic
tures of Miss Alice Roosevelt's wedding,
has been initiated Into the Order of the
Snake by the Hopl Indians, in the state
of Washington. He Is the first white man
to take the vows of the mystic order.
No Unworthy Pianos.
NO MATTER HOW
Our most reasonably priced pianos are never "clxeap" cheap
ness Is not a matter of price, but of the article Itself.
The mere fact that this piano business haa grown to tha present
unequaled proportions Is the ttrongest and most tangible argument
we can advance in corroboration of this policy ' ot "Nothing un
worthy, no matter how low the price. .h, .
Our Gilbert piano at $145 is a remarkable pUuo at that "gure.
It has the full size sounding board, the full length bass atrlng. the
full solid metal back with hardwood buaher tuning pins, a good
double repeating action, a modern, neat, up-to-date case, and so It
goes. - ...
Our Cramer piano at $190 I strictly in a class by Itself.
Our popular Wtser Bros, piano at $235 and $250 have mad an
enviable reputation. Their valua as Instrument of good quality,
standing in tune and generaldurability is acknowledged. There Is
no piano so safe to buy at equal prices.
Our prices on Kimball, Bush. Lane, Cable Nela'un. Knabe, Jvia
nich It Bach, Whitney, Hinze and other pianos ara -unquestionably
our bouse is marked ln plain figures at its lowest cash net prfc-..
Easy terms If you wish to buy on payments. Ours Is the ouly one
price, no-commisBion-paying piano house. .
A. HOSPE CO., 1513 Douglas Street
MKS TO a. LAI (ill.
"What." she asked, "Is your Idea ,
"One," ho leplii d. "who takes the con i
out ttf her buck Iniir trv llllln while uml
gives it two or three upward serai s a- .
it in again. Chicago Koo.i.i-
"I presume you spend all you make"
"No; 1 don't wnd a tenth of Ii."
"Then you must have a nice. Utile bal
ance in the bank?"
"None, not a cent."
I "Shake, old ch.ip; I'm married mself."
The sultan rc iivtd his pucst most ki.'c-
I i V,,. v'onVj Ainerl in ! t ! w S I
i , nl!; ln ,.,. -.,. ,,,d.-.."
Certainly.'' responded his maicFtv. "The
harem is the first door to the rlKht."
Chuggerlon How's your new chaufTeut 7
Carr Had to lire him; he used to be a
( iniKKerton Too reckless, eh?
Carr Reckless, nothing! Why. I couldn't
break lilui of the habit of slowing up at
"That beard of yours." said the mer
chant. "Is getting very lung and j.!y.''
"Yes sir." replied Adam I pp. hi book-kecH-r:
"I'd like to hhavc It off."
"Well, why don't you?"
"Well, you see. 1 made a vow some
years ago that 1 wouldn't nIi.ivo until I tint
a raise in salary." Philadelphia Standard.
"Kvrrylioily Is telling exactly what Jem
will do if you are elected lo office."
"Yes-." answered the candidate.
"Well, what will you do?"
"1 don't know yet . ' Washington Star.
"Here's something about the dutch steal
ing one of the Philippine Islands. I won
der what t'ncle Sam will do about it?"
"Well, It would serve them light if he
refused to take it back." Cleveland Plain
The Infatuated vouth was gloomy.
is It true." lie said, "thai you have had
twelve hUHbiinds'-' . . ,
The great actress smiled.
Yes," she murmured, coming nearer,
"but, dear. I'm not a bit superstitious!"
; ! ' . - i ...I. - .
He men tit quite well
When he tried to rock the boat.
Though the other ptople. told hiiu In- oiifcht
not to net the goat.
It was strange he didn't float.
But he sunk right win re he fell.
And those others were not s amy, tli"URh
he meant quite well.
He meant quite well
Whciy he went Into the cage
To subdue the forest monarchs, but they
Hew Into a rage.
V liuiv be they took hit gauge.
For liiev prim ply wouldn't quell.
There was nothing left to bury, bill, he
meant quite well.
He meant quite well
When he bultid In the si life.
For he clinked the brutal husband who
was beating up bis wife.
Was he plugged? You bet your life.
His fate's too sad to tell.
For the two combined their forces, Ihongli
he meant quite well.
He ineint quite well,
But he didn't own the horse.
It was purely accidental, he believed he
(lid, of course.
He was full of keen remote.
But thev threw him In a cell
And Just now he's picking oakum, thoush .
he meant quite well.
Oh, they mean quite well;
They are guiltless of offense.
But the trouble Is they nivereen lo hava
a lick of sense;
Yes. their Intellects are dense
Anil their numbers we may swell
if we're not a lltt'ei careful, though wa
mean quite well.
"Tailor-made", men wear
guaranteed rain-proof coats
because no other raincoat
equals Kenreien quality,
though the tailor might
charge three times the cost
of a Kenreign.
Aa sBorusua produodon. the itrgtit tn
tbe world was rod br merit before
this Knrigo nark 'was sdded ror your
hsr tbta superiority. UtMl stylo l.c.U
from lbs dealtr wbs soils Kouro'Ko Ouut
G.VUorC. - NEW YORK
LOW THE PRICE.