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THE UMAllA DAILY HEE: "WEDNESDAY, FttHHUAUV 20, 1907.
Tim Omaha Daily Uee
roVNDKl HT EDWARD KOtlE'.VATEn.
VICTOK ROSEWATER. EDITOR.
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1 8O,0O IT 31,870
93,680 It 31,90
t 31,170 It 31.M0
4 (1,960 ' t( -...80,300
31360 fl 3100
1 80,600 ' ti 82.050
T 81,850 It...'. 81,640
. 1 89,900 .14 31,780
f 33,860 IS..... 31.700
10 33,040 It 31430
11 3170 ti so.soa
II... 83,060 II 81,830
11 80,400 J 31460
14 81,730 SO 31,390
II 31.930" tl 31,630
Let unaold and returned copies. 0,134
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mailed' to them. Address will be
changed aa often aa requested.
j Spring wheat plowing is In progress
In Texas. So Is spring snow plowing
J According to the census bureau
Wre are 2,000,000 goats, of the four
pegged variety, in this country.
California has decided to observe
the contrary will stick to July 12.
The shah of Persia left 600 widows,
or about as many as there are mem-
Jbers of the original Florodora sex-
To our visiting newspaper editors:
jllaka yourselves at home and don't be
bashful about asking for anything you
A scientist d
declares the worst Is .yet
to come at Jamaica. It seems so.
Alfred Austin is to write a poem about
A Georgia man killed himself be
cause be hated work. The average
man who hates work satisfies himself
by killing time. ,
I A dispute is in progress as to who
gave tha "Rough Rlder3" their name.
There is no question as to who gave
them their offices.
j The physicians who had President
Castro of Venezuela on the operating
table evidently did not remove his
bump of belligerency.'
If Lincoln cannot produce available
Candidates for the new federal Judge
ship, the Omaha bar will be willing to
respond, to a requisition. . r .
We take it for granted that the
churth furniture trust which has just
een organized will have a monopoly
n the mission brand.
The Panama canal problem might
iuiycu tjuiumy ii ait mose ain ex-
jcavators working ori the Thaw case
could be transferred to the Isthmus.
No advertiser has much" of a chance
of getting his advertisement "next to
fcure reading matter" In a New York
paper so long as the Thaw trial con
tinues. I The Mississippi Apple Growers' as
sociation has recommended the apple
blossom as the national flower. The
girls of the valley, however, will cling
to the orange blossom. .
i . Carrie Nation says she Is going to
leave Washington. If report's are
true about the conduct of the British
cuffragettes, Carrie would feel
much at home In London. -
The gas company at last has Its per
mit to erect a new gu holder in con
junction with its plant. Some one
'should now turn the stopcock on the
supply of gas In the city council.
The suecessiou of big estates going
through probate should remind our
people that the office of county judge
is one of the most Important positions
they are called 'upon to fill from time
to time. '
The lie is being passed freely both
in tha Bailey Investigation In Texas
and in the Oklahoma constitutional
convention. Times have changed so
that the man who wants to see a gun
play under such circumstances has to
go to New York.
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LIMITING HOURS IjF RAlLR'tAt) HEX.
Senator LaFollette's hill regulating
the hours of labor on railways en
gaged In interstate commerce has been
accepted by the house, with slight
amendments, and Is now In confer
ence, with every prospect that it will
become a law before the expiration of
the present session of congress. The
measure was passed originally by the
senate, without much opposition, but
with a tacit understanding that the
house would substitute a bill along
similar lines offered by Congressman j
Esch and recommended by the bouse
committee. This was simply a part
of a play of party leaders to deprive
LaFollettff, who is not always In ac
cord with his republican colleagues in
the senate, of the credit for the legis
lation. The house, however, refused
to be used as ad Instrument for ex
pressing the senate's spite, rejected
the substitute and passed the senate
bill practically as offered in the upper
The bill. In brief, provides that no
employe In the operating department
of a railway shall be allowed to work
more than sixteen hours consecutively,
except la rases of emergencies made
unavoidable by wrecks, accidents or
Interference with traffic by the ele
ments. It also provides that no train
man, after he has completed a run,
Shall be required to go out again until
he has had full eight hours rest. The
house amended the measure to in
clude operators and signal men, limited
to nine hours a day, with eight hours'
rest between duty shifts. A penalty
of $500 Is provided for each violation
of the law.
The LaFollette measure practically
follows the recommendations made by
President Roosevelt, In letters written
to the members of the committee In
the last congressional campaign and
referred to briefly in his message to
the congress. It Is urged as one step
toward relief from the multiplying ac
cidents on- the railway6 of the coun
try, many of which have been charged
to overwork on the part of railway
employes. Testimony offered in in
vestigations Into the causes of railway
wrecks show that physical torpor due
to excessive hours of labor of railway
workers is accountable in many cases
for failure to use mechanical devices
to prevent, accidents. Limiting the
hours of work Is expected to diminish
the danger of physical collapse.
Railroad opposition to such a meas
ure must be largely specious. The
plea has been made that it Is almost.
Impossible to secure the services of
a sufficient number of competent train
men to handle the business of the
roads and that enforcement of the
limit will compel them to increase the
number of Inexperienced men In the
train service. Supporters of the bill
have replied that fresh men. even with
limited experience, are preferable " to i
tried employes on the verge of physical
and nervous collapse frcAn overwork.
The United States has won 'a bad pre
eminence for the number of life de
stroying railway accidents and if com
pliance with the terms of the LaFol
lette bill will reduce this annual
slaughter It will be worth while.
FPKAKiSQ ABOUT 7 HE WEATHER.
We have It on the authority of Prof.
Willis L. Moore, chief of the weather
bureau at Washington, that there has
been no change in the climate of the
country since the year 1 and . that
nothing in the range of Old Probs'
vision zives warrant for a prediction
that there ever will be any change in
the climate in any part of the country.
Hesitancy is natural In faking issue
with Prof. Moore or disputing any of
his assertions. He has the advantage
In a number of ways. He has records,
to start with, running back over a
quarter of a century, and then be has
a large appropriation every year to
purchase thermometers, barometers,
seismographs and all of the thingum
abobs with unpronounceable names
used for measuring the wind, comput
ing the rainfall and counting the snow
drops. An argument with him Is as
futile aa King Canute's command to
the tide to stand still.
However, Prof. Moore may go on
until doomsday making dally output
of his little hieroglyphic-covered maps,
his monthly meteorological summaries
and his occasional tables about rain
fall and other weather statistics with
out convincing the country that cli
mates do not change. Every blessed
citizen of the republic has beard his
father or his grandfather tell about
the times he used to drive right over
the fences, on top of the suow drifts
ond how tunnels were dug through thel
snow from the house to the barn,' and
that. too. In localities where a sleigh
Is now a novelty. And everybody
knows. Prof. Moore to the contrary
notwithstanding, that out here In the
vest the plowing of the fields .has
caused an increase in rainfall and that
only last summer p. lot of Irrigation
ditches down in Kansas were washed
out by rain floods la a district that
had not before had an Inch of. rain a
year since the winter the woods were
burned. By the same token, old set
tler la Michigan and Wisconsin point
to dusty-bottomed creeks that used to
run brim full from rains before the
forests were appropriated to satisfy
the longings cf the Lumber trust. Flor
ida will recall frout-ruined orchard
groves that did not miss a crop for
generations until a few years ago,
when the climate changed.
It is evident that Prof. Moore never
sat. in a corner grocery story listening
to that dissertation about the country
getting colder all the time because the
volcanic Urea which have kept the cen
ter of the earth "het uo" since the
first day are now cooling off. Prof.
Moore may continue to issue his bulle
tins from time to time assuring us.
that the temperature for June or Jan
uary Is "normal." but the country
knows better. The country still pins
Its faith to the oldest Inhabitant.
THE DISVEXSART LAW REPEALED-
South Carolina has derided to go out
of the. liquor business, thus furnishing
another demonstration of one of the
many wrong ways of dealing with the
traffic. For many years the state had
a local option law, but in 1S93 Senator
Tillman, then governor of the state,
devised the dispensary scheme and se
cured Its adoption by the state legis
lature. Under that law a state board
was created to purchase all liquor
supplies for the state and resell to
country boards at a profit of 6 per
cent. This yielded a profit of about
$150,000 annually to the state school
fund, while the profits of the sales by
county boards to the retailer amounted
to other thousands which went to the
county funds. Liquor - was Bold only
between sunrise and sunset and none
was allowed to be drunk on the 'prem
ises where purchased.
In theory the scheme appealed
strongly, but proved a failure In prac
tice. Whisky bought by the quart or
half gallon was drunk by the quart
or half gallon, and the number of
bottle drunkards Increased at a rapid
rate. Then graft crept in, producing
numerous dispensary scandals. The
people of the state, dissatisfied with
the dispensary system, finally voted for
Its abolition and the legislature has
responded by repealing the law. Indi
cations are that the legislature will
pass a law to control the liquor traffic
by high license and local option.
Control of the liquor traffic, in South
Carolina and elsewhere, Is either a
direct issue or a matter of continual
agitation, a conflict between theoreti
cal and practical plans for minimizing
a recognized evil without infringing
personal liberty. South Carolina has
been forced to realize that the dis
pensary plan, In effect, resulted in
uncontrolled traffic and that regula
tion by high license, such as Nebraska
provides in its Slocumb law. produces
TERMiy sh lX IHIJJM.
The Fremont Tribune calls attention
to a terminal tax problem . presented
In -its own city, which Is put up to the
members of the legislature, as follows:
In the matter of terminal taxation of
railroad property, which la being seriously
considered by the legislature. It Is wortbj
wnne to note a peculiar condition or things
with reference to the Northwestern road In
Fremont. Before the consolidation of the
Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley and
the Sioux City & Pacific rouds under tho
name of the Chicago & Northwestern, the
mileage returned for assessment In Fre
mont was, for the Fremont, Elkhorn &
Missouri Valley railroad,' 8.71 miles, and
for the Sioux City & Pacific railroad .61
miles, making a. total mileage of 3.32 miles
subject to taxation within the corporate
limits of tills city. As a matter of fact,
since the consolidated roads took on the
dignified title of the Chicago & Northwest
ern the mileage has ahrunk to 2.42 miles.
The question Is, What has become of the
missing nine-tenths of a mile? The county
authorities cannot answer the conundrum
and the state authorities have not yet been
able to account for It. Business has so in
creased during the four years since the
consolidation of the roads' and so many
trains have been run over the rails as to
keep them hot and cause them to expand
rather than to contract. The assessing
powers ahould start a tracer after the lost
The condition In Fremont is the i
condition in nearly every city and vil
lage in Nebraska, in greater or lesser
degree, to the extent that the rail
roads avoid paying taxes for city or
village purposes . on the property
within the corporate limits, under pre
tense that it Is distributed over the
The Union Pacific, for example, used
to pay city taxes in Omaha on the
west half of its Missouri river bridge,
but after the reorganization of the
company, following the receivership,
succeeded in prevailing on the State
Board of Assessment to dump this
structure, worth several hundred
thousand dollars, into the assessment
rolls as one-sixth of a mile of main
line, paying taxes on about $15,000.
Down In Lincoln, the Burlington
railroad within the past two years has
expended nearly $100,000 on improv
ing Its passenger station and terminals.
but It is a safe guess that not a cent
has been added on this account to the
taxes paid by the Burlington Into the
city treasury of Lincoln. If any pri
vate citizen had put $100,000 Into Im
provements on his property in Lin
coln he would have to pay city taxes
the same as other' property owners.
The railroads are opposing terminal
taxation for the cities and villages be
cause it would put an end to the "now-you-see-lt-and-now-you-don't"
shuffle, by which they are regularly
escaping several hundred thousand
dollars' of city taxes which they ought
to pay and which they are making
other property owners pay for them.
Tbe school board has filled another
vacancy created -by the removal-of a
member to go into business in another
state. School board vacancies from
this cause have been altogether too
common in Omaha. We ought by thlc
time to have reached the point where
permanent interests In the city and
thorough Identification with the com
munity were made prerequisite to as
piration to a place in the management
cf our public schools.
The handsome endowment given to
Crelghton university under the will of
the late John A. Crelghton ought to
make that institution one of the moit
Important, educational centers. In the
west. It will, of course, continue to
have Its denominational character, but
the doors have always been open wide
to youth seeking knowledge, Irrespec
tive of creed, and Us new resources
should enable It to extend Its field of
usefulness In every direction. Crelgh
ton university should become even
more than It Is now the greatest
Catholic center of higher education In
the western half of the continent.
County option Is on the shelf In
Nebraska tor at least two years. The
county option bill, however, as pro
posed In this state Is notoriously un
fair, Its purpose being to give the pro
hibitionists "two cracks at the liquor
men Instead of one," which they now
enjoy under the Slocumb high license
law. The county option bill was never
drawn on the "square deal" plan.
The railroad lobbyists usually have
two ways of accomplishing their Mids.
They try to kill off legislation disas
trous to their corporation employers
whenever possible, and when they can
not kill It off they try to procure enact
ment In such form as to give grounds
for attacking Its constitutionality In
One member of the legislature has
publicly vouched to the fact that he
has not ridden on a railroad pass this
year. It Is to be noted, however, that
other members are showing no un
quenchable zeal to put through an
anti-pass law with an emergency
clause, so as to make It go Into effect
It Is announced that the proposed
inquiry to ascertain the exact value of
railroad property In the United States
will be postponed until the next con
gress. By that time Mr. Harrlman
may own all the roads and be in posi
tion to give the required data, thus
saving the necessity of a commission.
The promise of the railroads that
they will put In a 2-cent Interchange
able mileage west of the Missouri ap
parently goes without the emergency
clause and on future business only.
It contains no provision for converting
to the 2-cent rate outstanding mileage
already paid for at 2si cents.
Among the disappointed people In
Washington Just now are those who
expected Mayor Schmltz of San Fran
cisco to act like a freak or a fool dur
ing his visit to the national capital.
The census bureau reports that more
than 7,000,000 telephones are now In
use In the United States. Yes, and
most of them have tho "Line's busy
now, shall I call you?" attachment.
A l.nrare Contract,
Under the new Immigration law Presi
dent Roosevelt may have to stand person
ally on guard to keep Japanese coolies out
Extending; a II el pin a; Hand.
Mr. Rockefeller's millions will help to
educate the people, so that they may be
able to understand what they read at
Mr. Carnegte'a numerous libraries.
Great Distributor of Cola.
The Standard Oil haa . divided a little
matter of (400,000.000 in dividends In the
lust ten years. Isn't It a sham for the
government to persecute such a benevolent
It is announced, aa usual, that a strict
investigation will be made of tbe Larchmont
dlsaater and anyone found responsible wilt
be punished. But there Is the Blocum hor
ror, with Its crimes still unwhlpped of
Hard Blow for the Pullmans.
Kansas City Journal.
Probably the greatest sufferer from the
discontinuance of free passes la the Pull
man company. Very few of the thousands
who received free railway transportation
enjoyed any favors at the hands of 'the
Pullmans. They paid for their bertha like
other passengers. Riding without cost.
they generally felt able to Indulge in the
luxury of a bed. Cutting off the bulk of
this travel has cut off many thousands of
the Pullmans' revenue. In fact, hundreds
of sleeping cars are hauled back and forth
now that are little more than so many em
ptles. Any commercial traveler will bear
wltneas to thla.
WILL FREIGHT HATES GO IPf
Ominous Threats of Another Tara of
8t. Louis Qlobe-Democrat.
The threat by many railroad chief that
freight rates will be advanced may turn
out to be true. Representatives of most
of the trunk lines have be?n conferring
In Chicago on that subject and further
consultations are arranged for. The country
la beginning to take these threats of ad
vances a little more seriously than It did
a few weeks ago, when James J. Hill first
began to make them.
Several reasons are assigned for the con
templated pushing of rates upward. The
advances In wage and in the cost of all
aorta of material have reduced the net
earnings of moat of the big roads. The groa
Income Is at a high level, but the outgo has
Increased to such an extent that tbe mar
gin of profit la diminishing. Tha anti-railroad
tulk In congress and the legislature
Is creating an alarm which makrelt harder
for the roads to borrow money to. mak
needed Improvement than it was once.
These are the leading reasons which iri
given for the threats of advances in freight
rate. Very likely the 2-cent-a-mlle pas
senger fare bills which are before several
legislatures, and which have passed one
or two of them, have helped to Incite this
movement by the roads to Increase their
The country would be sorry to see any
thing addtd to the present transportation
rates. Moreover, any addition of tliut sort
would probably secure the Immediate at
tention of the Interstate commerce com
mUston unfler the new rate regulitlon act.
The railway chiefs may be correct In say
ing that the advance which are contem
plated would add hundreds of millions to
their gross Income. But they would also
add to their outgo. The attacks. to which
the roads would lay themselves open by
this course would hamper them, and would
diminish ths benefit which they expect
to get. Peace between the road and the
publio la needed in the interest of both
partlea. Demagogic clamor against the
corporation In and out of legislature
ought to be discountenanced. Thl Is an
excellent time for the road and for the
publio to give some attention to the doc
trine Of tha squara deal on both sides.
mm or w.HiiiTot i.irr..
Minor Scene' and Incidents Sketched
n the 8ot.
The Deportment of Agriculture has Is
sued a bulletin setting forth the good
qualities of eucalyptus oil. about which
little Information has been available here
tofore. According to the bulletin the oil
has been In use for about forty year, but
only during the past ten years has It
been employed aa medicine very extensively.
Ita use Is now constantly Increasing a Its
properties and medicinal value becomes
better "known. The fact that It Is non
pnlnonous and nonlrrltant makes It espe
cially safe and valuable. As much o It
aa a fourth of an ounce haa been taken
Inlornally without Injury and it may be
freely applied to the most delloate tissue.
Notwithstanding the fact that It Is neither
dangerously poisonous nor Irritating to the
human system, It Is a very eftectlve antisep
tic and disinfectant and has come to be
used quite extensively for drenelng wounds,
ulcers, and other diseased tissues. It enters
Into the composition of several antiseptic
preparations. The oil Is also a well known
remedy for malarial and ether fevers ant
Is unod in treating diseases of the htlr
and skin and of the stomach, kidneys and
bladder, and is especially valuable for af
fections of the throat, bronchi and lungs.
The question as to why the national
salute consisted of twenty-one gun was,
put to one of the classes at Washington
preparing young men for the entrance
examinations for West Point and ' An
napolis, and. strange to say, not one of
the emhryotlc generals or admirals "hit
the will on tlu? head."
The "coach, who know American his
tory away down underneath, furnished
the Washington Herald the Information
that the national snlute, which is the In
ternational salut-that Is. the salute
given to a national flag la fixed by army
regulations at twenty-one guns, and that
the number appears to have been In con
formity to the custom of foreign nations
at the time when the number was so fixed.
The first record of a national salute Is
In army regulations of 1812, which was In
conformity to the number of states com
piling the union, then eighteen, but tn
1818, a new regulation was sriade Axing
tho number at twenty-one. which was at
that date the number of states In the
union, and which was at the same tlms
In accordance with the king's regulations
(Great Britain), which fixed twenty-one
guns to be fired ns a salute on the an
niversary days of the birth, accession,
and coronation of the king, the birth of
the queen, the restoration of Charles II,
and the gunpowder treason.
At that date the national Salute In
France was also fixed nt twenty-one guns,
to be fired only on Corpus Christl Day and
on the king's birthday.
It is proper to remark, however, that
the national salute of twenty-one guns at
the present time appears to be, peculiar
to tho United States and Great Britain,
Inasmuch as the national salute of
Franco la 101 guns; of Germany thirty-three
guns, and that the superlative salute In
the United States Is that on the Fourth of
July of one: gun for each state In the union,
and It Is called the salute to the union.
A young newspaper man of Boston was
sent to Washington to find what Impres
sion has been made there by the Massachu
setts legislature's petition ' for tariff rt
vlBlon. He called on Speaker Cannon and
said rather Jauntily! "I suppose, . Mr.
Speaker, that congress can not resist the
demands of all sort of cltlsens of Massa
chusetts, Irrespective of politics, for im
mediate tariff revision?" Uncle Joe gave
his cigar a vicious nip. "Young man," said
he, "this Is a constitutional government,
praise God! Even the lowest tramp In thla
country of the free and home of the brave
haa the right to petition congress and have
his petition read. The right of petition is
one of the safeguards of our liberties; But,
by Jehosaphat, sir, congress does not have
to grant the prayers of every tramp. No,
sir, not by a darn sight!" The visiting
newspaper man hastened away.
The gold coins of the United States will
be changed some time during the coming
year, for the first time In fifty years. The
work of preparing the new designs ha
been placed In the hands of a celebrated
New York artist. President Roosevelt be
lieves that the gold coins now In, use are
Inartistic, and after discussing the matter
with the treasury officials he took It up
with the New Yorker In question. As a re
sult, appropriate designs, artistic In effect
and beautiful In workmanship, are about to
be submitted for approval of the president.
Under the law the president haa a good
deal of authority In prescribing Just what
figures or emblems shall appear on specie
money. Congress has made certain limits
tlons, however. It provides that the de
signs on coins shall not be changed oftenor
than once In a period of twenty-five years
that on each coin there shall appear an
emblem of liberty, the year of coinage, and
the words "E Pluiibua Unutn." Beyond
being bound by this general description
the president may do as he likes.
Senator Beverldge's speech In advocacy of
his child labor bill beat all records for
years In point of length. He consumed the
greater part of four legislative days of the
senate in Its delivery, and when printed It
will fill about 800 pagea of the Congressional
Record. Its unusual volumlnousneaa la due
almoat entirely to the great number cf ex
tracts from statistical and other data on
the subject of child labor with which the
hoocier senator buttressed his argument.
The moat of these he laboriously read dur
ing the ccurse of his speech, though num
erous of them were submitted without read
ing and will appear In their proper places
in the printed speech. The young Indiana
etateaman showed neither physical nor
mental fatigue after he had flnUhed his
remarkably long oratorical effort.
A German journalist visiting In Wash
ington, himself a man of stalwart propor
tions, was rather Inclined to look with
something like contempt on the many un
dcralsed statesmen he law In the national
legislature. But when Secretary Taft bore
down upon him he gasped In wonder. They
were Introduced and after a short chat the
secretary departed. Just as he disappeared
from the German's admiring gase the tow
ering form of Congressman Sulloway hove
Into view. The German looked at the New
Hampshire man long and earnestly. "He
!s' bigger than any man In his Imperial
niajt aty's Uhlan guards," said the foreigner
a tone of chagrin, "and I shall write one
whole letter abcut him."
Secretary Taft and Senator McLaurln
met at a senate elevator, and the latter
stepped back, saying with a smile: "After
you. Mr. President." Mr. Taft replied with
a laugh: "You are aoinewhat premature,
senator. I may not get votee enough."
"You can have mine," declared Mr. Mc
Laurln. "Hut democratic votee do not
count In a republican convention," argued
the secretary, keeplmf uo the banter. The
southerner anawered: "Maybe you do not
know that when I want to I can turn a
trick In MlHlippl republican politics," and
Mr. Taft said: "Oh, ho!"
Merely an Innocent Uyatander.
Persona who are dipoaed to make rude
remark concerning tbe recent rlao in the
price of oil are also dixpod to forget
John D. Rockefeller' recent assertion that
he has had nothing to do with the active
management of the Standard Oil company
for many years.
JUTtKF.- TRIE GESUKMtl.
Trlhnte to the Life Works of
Hon. John F. Flnerty In Chicago Citlten.
We publish elsewhere an extended account
of the death pf Count Crelghton of Omaha,
Neb., taken from The Omaha Bee. The
eulogy -of rather Dowllng. S. J.. rovers
the benevolent career or the good man,
but no mention was made of his Irish an
cestry snd Ma prsctlcal sympathy with tha
cause of Irish Independence. He always
gave liberally Jo Ireland and was proud of
being the eon of an Irlh father and
mother. Tha latter were born In Ulwter
Tyrone. If w remember aright and about
ten years ago Count Crelghton visited Ire
land and placed a monument In the old
family graveyard to mark the last resting
place of most of hia ancestors. Tha beauty
of Ireland attracted Mm greatly and he
never wearied of singing Its praises. The
old man was the very soul of hospitality
ns well aa benevolence. No repreaentatlve
of Ireland ever visited Omaha without par
taking before he left of Count Crelghton'a
hoRpitallty. One of the most pleasant ban
quets we have ever attended was that
given by him In honor of William Redmond,
M. P., In 1901.
St. Joseph's hospital, his splendid founda
tion. Is not a hospital, but a horns for
the sick and afflicted. It Is beautifully fur
nished, heated and lighted, and the aroma
of flowers fills every room from the ground
floor to the topmost story. Most hospitals
are as cold 'and cheerless as charity la said
to be, and the count preferred the word
"benevolence" because It Is not so offen
sive to the ears of the needy. Grest as
were Ms .public benefactions, his private
ones were greater still, and the number
of people he saved from financial ruin
will never be truly known. In auch cases
he gave currency, rarely or never checks,
so that there might be no record of his
good works. Indeed, he was nature's true
In personal appearance Count Crelghton
was about six feet high, weighed rather
over 200 pounds, and was splendidly pro
portioned. His hair, although bleached,
was abundant, and he wore a mustache
and chin beard of a soft, brilliant white. He
carried himself like an old French mar
shal, and bore, In both face and figure,
a striking resemblance to Angela' ma
jestic statue of Moses.
Although he lived beyond the allotted
time of man by five years. Count Crelgh
ton did not carry around with him, up to
less than a year ago, any of the usual
evidences of physical decrepitude. He was
straight, alert and graceful, with a full,
manly voice and a fine manly stride. We
are deeply sorry that so noble s figure.
In every sense, has been removed from
earthly scenes, but we feel that he has
gone to a reward compared with which
earthly honors and prosperity are but pass
ing shadows. He has certainly left be
hind htm no man of his race and faith
who has done more for country, creed and
humanity at large.
Justice Brewer of the United States su
preme court Is the best speechmaker among
the nine members of that distinguished
New York Is to be converted to woman
suffrage, the official announcement to this
effect coming from Mrs. Catt. The length
f the proposed campaign la not given, but
probably will be more than a week.
A newspaper woman of New York par
aded the streets with her hand satchel open
In the hope that somebody would steal it.
A.t last somebody did so, and so she got a
story through the simple process of becom
ing accessory to theft.
A Chicago woman waa coming, home from
New York the other- evening and while In
Albany, where there was a short stop, she
went to a news stand and asked, the, at
tendant foi "the funniest joke book" he
had. The young man gravely handed her
a report of the legislative proceeding.
Ex-Senator Stewart of Nevada,, who re
tired from public life two years ago a poor
man, is reported to have, again won a
fortune and this at the age of 80. He re
sumed the practice of law on leaving the
senate, but he did not make his new for
tune there any more than his old fortunes.
Fortunate speculations In mining stocks
explains In both cases.
Figures That Do Riot Lie
After a most satisfactory season, we
shall proceed now in short order to
clean up the remnants in the broken
line of Juvenile Suits We have 125
Sailor Suits ages 2i to 6 yearsj that
sold for $3,50. $5.00 and $6.00 you
can have your choice Wednesday for
Mi?s this sale and you will regret-it.
frowning, King & Co,
R. S. WILCOX, Manager.
Served Mim $125.00
It. C. M. Shelton writes us that a piano dealer in hia
town wag asking him $400.00 for a piano until R. C M. '
received the description and terms of our pianos. As soon
as the dealer saw these he dropped $125.00 in his price.
This proves that people who buy pianos without see
ing us are being taken advantage of. , .
Now good readers how can you afford to trust a
dealer who would ask you $125 more for a piano than he
ought tot If he would deceive you in price he would de
ceive you about the quality and character of the piano.
Your only safety lies in buying from the UOSPE
house, the only one-priced house in the West.
We sell new Gilbert Pianos fox $145.00
We sell new Biddle Pianos for $165.00
We sell new Cramer Pianos for $190.00
We sell new Hinse Pianos for $200.00 -
The largest 6tock of pianos in the West.
A. H0SPE CO.,
4ID 1 Ft'.
"Are you an expert witness?"
"I don't know yet." answered the m,n
who was giving testimony, "I am consid
ered an expert In my profelon, but a a
witness I have yet to be tried out." W ash.
"Say. that gold hrlok you sold me isn't
worth a cent.
"Dear, dear." responded the rontHrn.e
man, with sympathy, " how the metal mar.
ket doe fluctuate. Why, that brlrk whs
worth a thousand to me. "Philadelphia
"He gave up drinking for her sake."
"But I aaw him Imbibing only this morn
'Yes, now he's drinking for himself."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"George and Kate are going to ds mar
ried." "Who told yowT
"Then how do you know?"
"I was there the other evening when
George called, and I knew from the con
fident peal he gave at the door bell that It
was an engagement ring." Baltimore
"I suppose you have made a profound
atudy of political economy?"
hum. "Even If you know all about It your
self you can't explain It to other people so
that they will understand It." Washington
"I went home corned last night."
"And what 1td your wife do?'r
"Oh, she beefed." Waahlngtin Times.
"What are your favorite birds?" anke.l
tha country poet of Miss Twlnk, the star
of the one-stand Fly-By-Nlght company.
And wltn her genius lit eyes thrilling his
very soul, she murmured wistfully, "Jays ''
Philadelphia Press. . ..
Ascum You used to complain that your
wife was constantly asking you for mon-'y.
Peekham O! that wa when we were
first married. All that's changed now.
Ascum lesT .
Peekham Yes: now t ask her for It when
I can sum up the courage. Philadelphia
Physician There Is really nothing tha
matter with your daughter. Mr. Urole.
graft. She only fancies there Is. I should
describe her case technically as one of
Anxloua Parent I believe vou've tnieaaed
It, doctor. She's fairly crasy to have me
buy one or em. Chicago Tribune.
"Yes." said the would-be author, "the
editor sent my manuscript back, but he
enclosed a nice note saying the rejection
of the manuscript 'did not necessarily
Imply lack of literary merit." '
"Oh! I guess he didn't read It. then."
said his friend. Cathollo Standard and
"Why did you vote for that msn If you
don't like him?"
I want to glvw him a chance at publio
life," answered Farmer Corntoaael. "It's
only a question of time before they'll have
him stealing In an Investigation." Wash
Miss Ann Teek Really, some of tha
young girla nowadays are positively awful.
The idea of a girl being engaged to two
young men at the same time. It's just
Miss Cutting Besides, you find It ag
gravating also, don't you? Philadelphia
MOTHER OOOSIS COHTINCED.
Anna Marion Smith in St. Nicholas.
Old King Cole was a merry old soul.
Ana a merry oiu soul waa ne;
He called for his pipe, and he called for
And he called for hia fiddlers three.
Every tiddler had a fine fiddle.
And a very nne ndale nad ne;
(Twee-tweedle-dee, tweedle-dee, went the
Oh. there's none so rare as can compare
With King Cole and his fiddlers three!
Good Queen Kate waa his royal mats.
And a right royal mate was sne:
She would frequently state that carousing
Was something that never should be.
But every fiddler had such a fine fiddle
Oh, sucn a fine fiddle had he
That old King Cole, In hia timost soul.
was aa restive as ha coin a De,
When thus spoke ahe to his majesty,
He planted his crown on tignt.
"We will wait," whispered he to tha fid
1lfra three "
"Till the Queen has retired for the night."
Every fiddler then tuned Up his fiddle.
And tuned It aa true as could be;
While old King Cole got his pipe and bowl
And replenished them secretly,
8o gay they grew as the night hours flew,'
He forgot how the time sped away;
Till swift overhead he heard the Queen's
As she sprang out of bed, when he hnr
riedly said .
They might finish the tutfe the next day.
Every fiddler he had a fine fiddle,
And a very fine fiddle hud he:
Oh, 'twas not fair such a concert rare
Should be ended so suddenly.
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