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TIIE OMAHA DAITA' BEE: KATITKDAY, DECEMBER 15, lOOfi.
Tim Omaha Daily Bee.
FOUNDED BY EDWARD ROSEWATER.
VICTOR ItOSBWATEit, EDITOR.
Entered at Omaha poetofflce iecotid
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TUB BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY.
STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska. Douglas County, :
Charles C. Roaewater, general manager
:f The Hce Publishing company, being auly
sworn, snva that the actual number of full
nnd complete roplee of The Dally, Morning,
Evening and Sunday Pee printed during the
month of November, iw. wa aa muum
Less unsold copies ,87
Net tal sales ...843,073
Ijally avorage 31,401
CHARLES C. ROSE WATER,
Subscribed In my presence and aworn to
before me this lat day of '"VfrVV
lUnal M. B. HUMlATh,
t"al' Notary Public
WIIE OVT OF TOWM.
abscrlbere leaving; the) city tem
porarily should The Be
mailed te them. Address Trill be
cu.o.e.l as Umm r.,..t.d.
Only eight days more for Christmas
There seems tb be many a slip
twlxt the applicant and the postmHs
tershlp. If the president's choice for post
muster at South Omaha had only been
a rough rider, no further explanation
would have been needed.
Now approaches the day when the
cotton-clad Santa Claus enters the lists
against the otter, .reckless Individual
who "didn't know It was loaded.
Three powers have united for tho
preservation of the atatus quo in Abys
sinia, showing that King Menellk has
wisely taken pointers from the sultan
It Mayor "Jim" Is not careful some
ono may lodge a complaint in the po
lice court against him tor discharging
firearms within the city limits in vio
lation of tho ordinances.
The confession of a member of the
Texas Hallway commission that that
body has failed In Ita object should be
of advantage to Nebraska when draft
'ng a rate regulation law.
Aggressive Utah gentiles may be
latlsfled if they can show the connec
tion between the head of the Mormon
church and coal land frauds, but so
far the "Z. C. M. I." has not been
The statement that Zulu converts
of American missionaries join in re
bellion against Great Britain in South
Africa must mean that the preachers
have spread the spirit of '76, as well as
that of the Nazarene.
Congressional modesty waa never
better shown than when a bill to In
crease the salaries et the vice presi
dent, speaker and cabinet officers was
pained before the bill to raise the
wages of congressmen.
Andrew Carnegie's desire for aa In
herttance tax rather than for an in
come tax would Indicate either that he
has changed his opinion as to the dls
grace of ditng rich, or that be knows
a way to fool the tax collector.
A report trora Berlin says that
Emperor William would like to show
(he clerical party that it is not essential
to his power In the empire. This may
be the royal way of answering the
French premier's friendly advances.
The Missouri lawyer who Insist
that railroad auditors explain why
statements made ln court are not com
patible with statements made to stock
holders la worthy of emulation in other
stasia when assessments for taxation
ace being considered.
The official declaration that the guns
of the Iowa and Brooklyn are anti
quated calls attention to the fact that
the art of war has advanced since the
vessels did efficient service at Santiago;
but tho new guns of today may also
be worthless before they are used in
The attention of the honorable
mayor and council Is directed to the
resolution offered by one of Lincoln's
counrllmen, that Omaha's streets are
badly marred by sidewalk signs. In
most cases theae signs are but a small
refinement upon the odious b'llboard,
both of which need moie stringent reg-ulatlou.
WESTERN BA1LR0AD PREPARATION.
The action of the board of directors
of the Northern pacific, authorising a
large stock issue, following so quickly
the authorization of $60,000,000 ad
ditional stock by the Great Northern,
foreshadows extensive railroad con
struction and betterments In the west
ern field. All the great transconti
nental interests bare indeed been
placing themselves in position for such
operations covering a series of years.
The Union Pacific, as is well known,
has enormous resources, both In the
way of stock authorization and a cash
fund, the proceeds of sale of Its hold
ings in the now dissolved Northern
Securities trust! Likewise the Mil
waukee system, supposed to be In har
mony with the Harrlman group, has
within a few weeks arranged for a
stock increase of $100,000,000, which
would be available for ita extension to
the coast, in large part paralleling the
Hill lines at close range.
These vast preparations do not
necessarily Imply railroad war in the
common acceptation of the phrase, al
though there are numerous evidences
of far-reaching hostility. The tre
mendous development of the plain,
mountain and coast regions would
alone require and explain all the rail
road extension in sight, or for which
any sort of preparation Is being made.
But whatever the motive behind these
operations may be, it is apparent that
the next two or three years will see
completed an unprecedented amount
of new railroad mileage and better
ment in the west.
FEDERATION RESPONSE TO ROOSEVELT
It is significant that In the discus
sions of the National Civic Federation
the question of national taxation of
Incomes and inheritances should, so
distinctly take the foremost place.
That this distinguished body of
thoughtful men, drawn from all sec
tions of the country and representing
every variety of political, industrial,
financial and social interest, should be
absorbed In these problems, when so
many other topics are pressing, indi
cates that President Roosevelt in his
message recommendations and the pre
liminary suggestions has struck a re
sponsive chord. It is obvious that he
could not have expected substantial
action on the two propositions at the
present session of congress, but his
challenge has elicited attention every
It may well be that a leirlBlatlve re
suit may come sooner than superficial
observers now imagine. For, a the
proceedings of the federation show,
the question of revision of the tariff
will raise the whole question of na
tional revenue and open the oppor
tunity, If the public mind be ready
for It, to consider In its length and
breadtn thd ,88U(J of ,ncome and ln.
WALL STREETS PREDICAMENT.
Wall street criticism of Secretary
Shaw, taking it aa representative of
the concentrated speculative Interest,
la Identical In spirit with that which
has been directed against a long line of
his predecessors in office. It is intensl
fled now only by his policy of dlstrlbu
ting treasury surplus funds for deposit
with the banks in all sections of the
country instead of massing them In
the eastern and, principally, the New
York banks, and by the materially
changed relations between the west
and the eastern financial centers.
In final analysis, the real grievance
of these critics la against a situation
for which neither Secretary Shaw nor
any of his near predecessors is respon
sible, namely, the subtreasury system.
which has been the fixed policy of the
country since 1846. Their proper
course, if they wish a different treas
ury policy, is to raise the issue can
didly and squarely on the subtreasury
system before the people. But the na
tional Judgment and traditions are
acknowledged to be so conclusively set
against all proposals of that sort.
notably the recent suggestion of a
great central semi-official bank, that
no one will come Into the open to press
them, but. on the contrary, resort is
had to evasions and schemes to ma
nipulate the treasury funds.
What enhances the exigency of the
centralized speculative Interests is the
rapid accumulation of loanable surplus
throughout the interior of the country,
which through the spring and summer
months is mussed on deposit ln the
eastern centers, drawn thither ln part
by demand for mercantile and indus
trial nses, but becoming also a stimu
lant for the gambling flames always
burning. It Is up to the financial In
stitutions there to adjust themselves
to the known fact that these balances
from the interior will surely be drawn
down during the autumn and winter
months for crop movement and not to
permit them to be tied up ln specula
tive commitments. If Secretary Shaw
had last summer deposited in the east
ern centers the surplus revenue as it
accumulated ln the subtreasury, as he
is now blamed by the Wall street
critics for not doing, such deposits
would simply have been capitalized in
speculation, at once increasing the
money famine in the crisis and depriv
ing himself of alleviating Its worst ef
fects upon legitimate business.
In short, the annual stringency In
Wall street and all affiliated quarters
Is bound to become more severe pre
cisely as western financial potency
irows, and as the treasury, handling
directly its cash Income, disposes of
the surplus more with a view to the
broad business interest of the country.
That policy wlH not be reversed, what
ever Improvements may ba made In
currency and banking methods Th.-s-wtner
Wall street marlpiilatlre Inter
ests appreciate thU fact and u -.v
dlnate their doings to it the better it
will be for the country, but more espe
cially for Wall street Itself.
THE SOVTH OMAHA roSTOFFlCE.
Under the constitution the president
has the sole and exclusive power, by
and with the advice and consent of the
senate, to fill all appointive offices not
otherwise provided for by law. Strictly
speaking, it is the president's right and
privilege to name as postmaster at
South Omaha anyone whom he may see
fit to choose and to ask the senate to
confirm the appointment.
A long established custom, however.
has secured the force of unwritten law
by which representatives in congress, if
of the same political faith with the
party in power, are accorded the right
to recommend candidates for postoffice
vacancies in their respective districts,
and to have such recommendations ac
cepted In the absence of objections go
ing to fitness or integrity. It is only
pursuant to this unwritten law that
the postmaster general notifies the con
gressman when such a vacancy occurs
and asks for his recommendation.
In the matter of the South Omaha
postofflce everything seems to have
gone along according to rule until the
recommendation made by Congressman
Kennedy reached the president, where
a different name, urged from other and
outside sources, was substituted, evi
dently as a personal favor to a former
cabinet member who never lived ln this
district. Even under these circum
stances it seems to us that the presi
dent might with propriety have sent
for Congressman Kennedy and told
him that he wished to make a personal
appointment at South Omaha, or at
least to have notified him that his rec
ommendation made at the solicitation.
of the Postofflce department would not
The South Omaha postofflce is not
such an important position that its pos
session will determine the fate of na
tions,, but it undoubtedly has a large
bearing locally upon the strength or
weakness of the party organization.
So long as the post mastership is a po
litical prize, it ought to be awarded in
recognition of political service with a
view to the future welfare of the party,
especially since the republican party
In Nebraska has already too many
heavy loads of this kind to carry.
P. S. The withdrawal of the nom
ination and the substitution of the
name of the candluate endorsed by
Congressman Kennedy in no way invali
dates what The Bee has here said,
although It may be taken as evidence
that the president did not intentionally
disregard Mr. Kennedy's endorsements.
Irrespective of the merits of the differ
ent candidates for appointment to the
position, all of whom are doubtless
competent to perform the duties, it
will surely be far better for the party
to have It known that the source of
favor for local patronage is somewhere
near at home, rather than ln the hands
of far-distant strangers.
THE JAIL FEEDIXQ CONTRACT.
The presentation to the county board
at last of a Dill rendered by the sheriff
for feeding county Jail prboners at
rates considerably in excess of those
fjxed by resolution of tho board last
year calls attention again to the ne
cessity of legislation that will put an
end to this contehtlon.
The jail feeding contract has been
a stench In the nostrils of the taxpay
ers altogether too long. ' There is no
good reaaon why it should cost sub
stantially mora to feed prisoners In
the county Jail than it does to feed
those in the city Jail, yet the sheriff
is trying to collect more than twice as
much. If tho feeding of prisoners ln
the county Jail were let by contract
the same as is the feeding of prisoners
In the city Jail and bids received upon
carefully drawn specifications satisfac
tory service could be secured at a great
saving ot outlay.
Whatever may be the conditions ln
other counties no reason exists why ln
populous counties like ours in which
the average number of prisoners does
not vary greatly throughout the year,
the Jail feeding contract should be a
perquisite of the sheriff's office. The
sheriff has plenty to do to attend to
the legitimate duties devolving upon
him for which he is amply paid. An
absolute divorce between the sheriff's
office and the jail feeding business
would be a salutary reform.
It la all right for the state associa
tion of county commissioners and su
pervisors to create a legislative com
mittee to present desired measures to
the legislature and appear before the
committees to explain their bills and
the arguments for their enactment, but
there is no call for planting a perma
nent lobby at Lincoln to belabor the
law-makers and to imitate tne meth
ods of the professional lobbyists. The
first thing the legislature should do
should be to put a damper on the in
terference of paid lobbyists andyt will
be difficult to discriminate between
those hired by corporate masters and
those professing to represent organiza
tions of public or semt-publlc bodies.
Had Omaha voted to put in a mu
nicipal lighting plant when the propo
sition was submitted the chances
would be ttood that no more than one
generating plant would suffer and
break down at the same time. Since
we are entirely dependent on the exist
ing company it is to be hoped the ma
chinery will be gotten into working
order at once and full provUlon made
against future mishaps by the installa
tion of dupllae engines and dynamos.
Nebraska Is down in a table Of in
heritance (ollntlona coni'illed bv 'he
rnfus bu-cau for the year 1902 io the
. , , . ,. . .
uim of $?:. Th s r.d'-.il-.;i showing
is. uua to the latt th:-.t the Nebraska
Inheritance tax law was a dead letter
on the statute book until a year ago,
when Its validity was affirmed by the
supreme court and It was put into ac
tive operation. A new table for the
current year would make a much bet
ter showing for this state.
Brother-in-law Ben Barrows Is to
have a four years' pension as a legacy
of Senator Millard's Incumbency. That
Is the meaning of his reappointment as
surveyor of customs at Omaha at this
time, although his present term does I
.,.n ht.v in t.o !
meanwhile deserving party workers
wno make republican success possible
have the proud privilege of looking on
from the spectators' seats.
Should democracy follow the advice
of Edward M. Shepard and make
states' rights ita issue, It culd prob
ably find the result the same as when
it marched to battle under the leader
ship of southern statesmen; but
Colonel Bryan may essay the role of
Jackson tr Mr. Shepard's Calhoun.
When the Indian bureau is asked to
pass upon the ability of Indians to
manage their own financial affairs the
commissioner will have a task wortTiy
the wisdom of Solomon, but the agency
grafter could settle the question at
The I'rerless I.nga.
With President Roosevelt ninnin the
Nobel medal on the lapel of his Sunday
coat. It behooves Mr. Bryan to do some-
Maxim Gorky declares that the Americana
are a gloomy, silent race. And he was here
during the latter part of the baae ball sea
Grtat of iMitA Grabbers.
Coloraal thieves of Utah and Wyoming
may find comradeship among their kind in
Oregon. The mills of Uncle S im grind alow.
but the grist of 190C Is not small.
Ppwer ot Itlver Navigation.
6t. Louis Repub'.lc.
"River regulation is rate regulation," but
it is more than that. It means the mov
ing of bulky freight more cheaply than
any railroad could move It, and It also
means the movln.T of millions of tons that
the railroads could never move at all.
No Competitor for the Prlao.
Mr. Roosevelt receives the Nobel prize
with a fine spirit of appreciation, and the
use he will make of the K,000 must im
press everyone aa surpassing. There could
be no competitors for this prize, ao long
as President Rooieveit's servlcea In the
peace negotiations between Russia and
Japan had gone unrecognized by the Nobel
HARRIMASi, THE MYSTERIOUS.
Lota People Know What la After
the Trick, la Turned.
Will Payne In Saturday Evening Post.
Unexpectedness, ln fact, might fairly be
called his lending characteristic whiah Is
only atiother way f saying that he believes
in letting people flhd out what he la going
to do after be lias done it. He is probably
the most close-mouthed man. of his cluss.
not excepting H. H. Rogers and the. class
Itself could hardly bo called a toqiuolous
one. He divulgea hla intentions very little,
even to men who are associated with him.
and to the. public the Intention make their
fliBt and sudden appearance In the form of
accomplished facts. When a I11U deal or a
Morgan deal Is on the street usually hears
of It. The prime movers talk to their
vfriend?, and the friends talk to their
friends. Bo the gossip-mongers begin to
get hlnU and clues which increase In aC'
curacy as the deal progresses, until, by
the time the thing Is done, everybody
knows just about what it Is going to be.
But a Harrlman deal generally cornea un
heralded, like a bolt from the blue, go
tajne hla purchase of Southern Pacific and
of Baltimore & Ohio.
Kven when there la no profit In being
mysterious, Harrlman sticks to the rul
partly Just because he Is too busy and too
Indifferent to the curlosltlea and opinions
ot the public, which are neither put down
among the listed securities nor handled on
the curb. He does not tell "Who's who,"
for example, when he was born. It
wouldn't coat anything. On th other hand,
It represents no value that Interests him.
At this writing the simplest facta, already
readily found about any man of prominence
such as date and place of birth, par
entage, schooling are not obtainable In
print so far aa Harrlman la concerned.
TUB NEW UOOK ESTIMATES.
Some Flgrwrea oa the Coat of Runul
' Chicago Tribune.
Few of the millions of United States
citizens have any notion of what it coats
to run the government. If the secretary
ot the treasury submits bia budget calling
fur upwards of IGM),000,W0 for the year
between July 1, 19u7, and June 30, 1, the
general Impression Is gained that the
amount is quite large, but the average cltl
ten lets It go at that
If, however, curiosity lead to more de
tailed examination It la discovered that
the country s budget is contained ln a
large volume of mure than 0 pages, ln
which, with minute exactness, the esti
mutes for each branch of the government
are Indicated, tl.c lu-n.s being plainly given
for the benefit of the congressman whoae
appropriation hills are based upon this
book of estimates. The out'ays do not
conform to the Mi;mMe. m every partlcu
lar. many change being made when the
time comes for appropriation. Hut in a
general way any one may rind out for him
self about how the public fund are used
The tabulated statement showing the
actual outlay for one year, with the pro
posed expenditure for the next, la wortli
studying, n some sort of a notion may
be formed of the line in which Increase
or retrenchment Is sought. Sometime
these difference are notable, aa. for In-
Lance, the actual appropriation of fit.
IrsiM' for Indian affairs for the year
closing next June and tho budget eatlmat
of approximately fc.WX.'.OoO for the year end
lug June, 1M. A proposed reduction of
over H.OAox) In pentlcm ha a apeaclal
meaning, us the number of deaths of vet
erans I recalled. In like manner an In-
crease of r7.ani.Ki0 In the estimate of the
military establishment and of nearly three
tunes that amount for the navy points the
way to the distinct policy of those In power
to build up these two arm of the go em
The expense of the Postofflce department
la not estimated with di-tinlte figures, the
amount of tho annual d-flolt being un
- Known. Put tor the other branch It la
1 po.lhle to secure a reaaanabla accuracy
j,n riannl"c- ,hlt ,l" Vk ?' "lnle"
! bus grrtjt value a a working Lral for all
, ,. r.ive llle nd:nl,.trtWn of national
, rf.Urs under th-.lr direction.
OTHER I,4M THA Ot H.
Whatever doubt existed ns to the de
termination of the French government to I
l. - w . "rpar!,""n lHW VI? , I
the week have act at reft. The order of
Pope Rills X forbidding the clergy to how-
to the law or compromise on the lose ex
acting law of 1881, as a majority were dis
posed tu do, left the government the choice
of two touraea retreat or advance. Re
treat meant overthrow for the ministry.
The action of the hend of the church
rendered compromise Impossible. Hence
the ministry chose the only course that
lnmired Ita existence and proceeded to en-
foroe the law with dra-tic vigor.
situation thus rreclpltated la dep!
Ituatlon thua rreclpltated Is deplorable
from every point of view. The Inane 1 not
wparation of church and atate. for eP-
aratlon U a fact accomplished. It Involves
the destruction of the autonomy of all
churchea and the division of ownership and
control of church property among lnymen
organized l:i associations subject to alate
license and atate regulation. Tho church
authorities knew from experience the world
over the insecurity of lay control and
evidently elected to face the crlla at once
rather than a prolonged agony under the
onerous provisions of the separation law.
Cdnflscatlon of church property seema In
evitable. In n contest between church
men passive and opponents of religion
entrenched In power and challenged to dr
their worst, reprisal l likely to go to the
limit. Unless the unexpected happens.
churche and religious Institutions, fam
ous In the history of the nation and
hallowed by associations running back over
centurlea, will be ahorn of their charac
ter and bocome loot for avaricious com
munities. The present situation extends back to the
French revolution. In that blondv up
heaval the expensive property of the
church was seized by measures of nm.
flacation. Eventually the claims of the
churrh were commuted by nn agreement
cmDoalPa ln lne concordat signed In mi.
Hy thle the church abandoned Its claims
to the property of which It had been dis
possessed and accepted annual grants from
the state for the support of Its organ
ization. In repealing the concordat and
terminating the annual grants, the govern
ment takes the position that at the same
time the church loses all legal rights to
the church property It has occupied and
used for public worship, except by the
trace of the state, which can be obtained
only In the way prescribed by law. In
default of this the government claims
the right to eject all congregations
and priests from their houses of worship
and all bishops and other church officials
from the buildings occupied by them. The
law applies even to some Soon churches
built by private subscription or bequest.
Including some built by American sub
scription. The thoory of the law Is that
the church property has been acquired on
tho basis of revenues derived from the
state and la In the nature of a usufruct
belonging to the state and available by the
church only on such terms as the state
sees fit to accord.
The latest phase of the Americanization
of Germany la the substitution of messen
ger boys for the "Dienstmannnr." In
Munich one still sees many of these por-
tera, with red caps, standing at street cor
ners, ready for any Job, from helping ono
to find lodgings to carrying a bundle or a
message or taking a trunk to a station.
In Berlin only a, few of them are left,
mostly at the railway station. The others
have been put out of business by the now
general mercantile custom of delivering
packages at the homes of purchasers, and
by the additional facllltlea offered by tho
telephone and the "Rohrpost," or pneu
matic mail tubes. Nevertheless, It has been
found that there are occasions when all
these means of communication fall, and an
"Eilboten-Insltut" has been establlohed In
Frankfort and in Berlin for supplying mes
The Italian government came to the con
clusion some time ago that too many offi
cial free telegrams were forwarded within
the kingdom. The number of these mes
sages was In one year 2.4.T7.419, against
10,4,)0 that were paid for, whereas Ger
many had only 1, 200,000 free telegrams to
33.000,000 that were paid for, while the pro
portion in Kngland was still lower 44,0OO
to S8,000,000. Notwithstanding the edict, a
Sicilian prefect sent out the other day 300
telegrams stating that a certain person
had lost a cow and requesting that she be
returned to the owner. This dispatch was
sent not only to Sicilian stations, but all
over southern Italy. A socialist journal
got wlud of the remarkable proceeding and
ma.la ao much ado over It that the gov
ernment ordered an Investigation. The
prefect explained that he had Intended the
dispatch for Sicily only, and never thought
It would be forwarded across the water,
which the cow wag certainly not likely to
swim; but It waa deemed advisable to make
an example and he was fined 607 lire.
In the upper house, of the Hungarian
Parliament various religions of the country
are represented by prominent church digni
taries. There are about 9(0.000 Jews In
Hungary, but the religion not having been
officially recognized until IRC It haa never
had a representative ln the House of Irds.
The municipality of Tulua has called this
fact to the attention of the government
and has asked that steps be taken toward
Jewish representation. It is believed that
In consequence of this petition a rabbi will
soon be named fur a place among the
peers. It will be difficult, however, to find
a man who will be acceptable alike to the
Orthodox and the Reformed Jews, and aa
both wings are officially recognized, two
rabbla, one Orthodox and one Reformed,
may be named.
Cruel Thrust at Poet.
Alfred Austin fervently expresses the de-
Hire ln one of hi latest poem that he will
die sword in hand. Alfred will find many
who are ready to accommodate him provid
ing be can furnish a guarantee against
Where the Ular Mlek Grow.
x Baltimore American.
Now that the Lumber trust la threatened
with Investigation a the "star octopus,"
It la time for the monopolies to take to
TO KEEP IN GOOD TRIM
MUST LOOK WELL TO THE
CONDITION OF THE SKIN.
TO THIS END THE BATH
SHOULD BE TAKEN WITH
.' Or"" and f)r''!w9t
SCHOOLS AND CGI LEGES.
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CONKVATOHV TMon 1 MUl. 1M
violm, locutioa mum an.
CMAHA l.'ONMK.'TluMt SUellle !'n mm Burli
luu rail'?. frour ileic Lvm;tui-i..
Nolhlng ao worthv the giver a., a flxro. N
.nirf ... ...... i.. Tho
i Save S50 to $150 on n. Piano
fa fTry grade cf rlsno from the cheapest
filled with magnificent instruments.
Krnntrh A Rflrh Plann Tn dainty little corner grand!
itranicn a cacn i ianos anrt IM,rlRht rmda ln models
of classic beauty. The Krenlch & llnrh tone is exemplified at
its boflt In these new creations. Most advantageous prices ln.
the United States; $375 and upwnrds 1 12.50 a month.
uusn & Lane i ianos qui(,ltelv raSfHl anJ TOlcnd in.
etruments we ever heard. Iteautlful do?lgns in richest ma
hogany and special now shades in oak and walnut. Its read
ily seen our price are the lowest on these fnmous Instru
ments. We sell a beautiful new Butih & Lnno for $350 $10
Klmhnll Plnrtn These, Chicago's beat product, the
ttiniDau i ianos begt n thp w(,st the plano tbat took
the prize at the Chicago exposition, ln very latest and most
beautiful cnee designs, are sold by us at lower prices than
anywhere else in the United States. $260 buys a beautiful
Kimball $8 monthly.
Crammer PiQnGS These great popular-priced lnstru"
ments surpass even their former
good quality and high standing. We have them ln beautiful
rases that are strictly up-to-date, at $190 $6, $7 and $8 8
Guilbert rianos at $115 DrBnd AoahJ
cased instruments at this price are bargains unheard of else
where $6 monthly.
S16S PianOS Ara the Dldd'e- In this class of goods.
like ln the best, we furnish a superior
quality. In no other store can you possibly buy such good
Pianos for the money.
Why nav $50 to $150 more than is
vantage of the Hospe plan of one price and no commissions.
A. HOSPE CO., 1513 Douglas St.
All the $5 per month Piano3 reduced to $200 or less.
In his run for governor of New York Wil
liam Randolph Hearat waa scratched CS.00
times, enough to remove the Itch for office.
I Governor-elect Hughes of New York h is
j appointed as his private secretary Robert
I H. Fuller, legislative correspondent of the
New York Herald.
Governor Hoch of Kansas miya that alnce
ills re-election he has undertaken a new
contract. It Is, In tho governor's terse vo
cabulary, "To drive boozo out of business."
Lewis Emery, late fusion candidate for
governor of Pennsylvania, has retracted
campaign charges niado against a state
senator and thereby escaped the expense of
a libel pult.
Mr. Hearst's statement of his campaign
expenses, which footed up I2o5.000, appears
to have been merely a sample nugget. The
totnl output of the lode will have to be left
to the lmuglaatlon.
Senator Tillmnn declined to omit dash
words from a lecture for the benefit of an
Ohio church and his engagement waa can
celled. The senate has no means of en
forcing the Ohio system.
The Britishers rail and turn their eyes
out and up when discussing the vast expen
ditures for American political campaigns.
Yet an official statement of the expenses
for the 870 members of Parliament recently
elected puts the total at 16,834,30, or an
average of 93 cents a vote. The expendi
tures of presidential campaigns in tho
United States did not exceod $5,000,000 until
ISM. 1!KjO ai d 1904, when they were saJd to
run between $7,000,000 and JIO.000,000. .
Kentucky, home of Mars' Henry Watlet"
on, and Incidentally of the Bourbons, has
been slipping haxd and awlft from the re
publicans. In lS'Ja the legislature went re
publican. In 1M7 the ' democrats won th
General Assembly through bitter republican
dissension?. The legislature then elected
was democratic on Joint ballot by a majcr
ity of 32. The legislature elected In 19fl
stood on joint ballot: Democrats, 100; re
publicans, 38. The legislature m 1903 went
ion Joint ballot: Democrats, 10?; republicans,
S'l. The legislature elected last year stands:
Democrats, 107; republicans, SI.
Knirker Why do you tie a string around
Rocker To be sure nnd remember a win
ter Just like this back in '56. New York
The lone bandit was soldlng up a railway
"It's better than being president of the
road," he chortled. "I, don't have to divide
iny of the twag wllH influential politi
cians." By wav of rebate, however, he returned
the chep watche to their owner. Chi
"Young man, there are two questions 1n
life; 'Will it piy?' and "Is it right?' Which
shall you choose?"
"Both. I'll ue the first up to 60 and
QfTHt J B Jii Hira-WJf W f, T. Fif""" " ' " s ' 111
60c Smart Set
For 29c Saturday Only
Myers-Dillon Drug Co.
16th and Farnam 8ta.
December 20. 21, 22. 23. 24, 26. 30 and 31, 1206, and
January 1, 1907.
Tickets sold on these dates between all stations on Rock
Island Lines at special rate of
Fare and one-third
for the round trip
Minimum rate 2S cents. Ticket rood to and lneludln
January 7. 1,07.
Talk with the Rock Island roan about your trip.
F. P. RUTHERFORD, D. P. A.,
1323 Farnam Street,
rla-e In America where- good M,.no are.
-i.i .f - - ' no coiiiniUslwis.
to the most costly, room after room
necessary? Save this sum by taking ad
hen I can probably afford to adupt the
econti." Loui.-ivllle Courier-Journal.
"Did you ever speculate?"
'"Oh, yes; once I built a hnndsoine house
on tips 1 gut from friend of mine."
"Wliut became of it?"
"Oiir hotel waiter Ixiught It on tips he
got from me." Philadelphia Press.
"Dresses and hats! dresses and tint'"
we exclaimed in nn effort to be wittlljr
philosophical. "It is the eternal feminine.
"No. correct eil our exact friend; "it la
the external 1'etnliinic." Judge.
"No matter what we do. there la onn
class of people who will always be after
"Who are they?"
"Posterity." iinltlmore American.
Passenger with the 8kull Cap You're the
first man I'vh seen that didn't have noma
complaint to make about the hiith prices of
thlnx everyliudy lias to buy. How do you
manure to ccnpc?
PuMsenger with the Diamond Stud I sell
tho things that everybody has to buy.
CI DDI-ETI ME.
As the evening shadows gather,
Then 'tis cuddletiine, I know;
When my baby, dressed for Dreamland.
Cornea a-romplng to mo so.
Comes and ben of mo to hold him
On my kneea and "roi k-a-by,"
As the purpling sun sinks lower
In the gleaming western aky.
And he cuddles to me nearer
Aa the firelight softly glows.
And acroae the dusky portals
Ohoatly, flickering shadow throws;
And two dimpled arms about m
Are clasped tighter for a kiss
Ah, waa ever richer necklace
Placed about one' neck than this?
Soon th drooping, drooping lashes
Cover up two eyes of brown.
And the toualed head ao golden
On my breaat sinks lower down.
Ah, the sweetness of the pleasure.
Mnklng life one golden rhyme.
With a dimpled babe to fondle
When It come to cuddletiine.
FROM A SCARF PIN
TO A FUR OVERCOAT
in fcreat num
bers and those
early have the best of the
From a, Scarf Pin to a FuV
Overcoat, the range of selec
1 tion in wearables for Men
and Boys is unlimited here.
Meantime the Suit or
Overcoat that you want to
day is ready-to-wear today.
' ''V7' Kirg--
R. S. WILCOX. Mgr.
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