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TIIE OMAILY SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 24, 1907.
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska, Douglas County, aa:
Charles C. Rosewater, general manager
of The Bee Publishing company, being duly
sworn, says that the actual number of full
and complete copies of The Dally. Morning,
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during the
month. of Januarv, 1907, was aa follows:
1 30,000 IT 31,070
t sa.eoo 11 11,000
1 31,870 II 31,790
31,980 10 30,300
31300 II 31,000
30,600 It 33,050
T ;....31,50 It 31,640
1 38 ,9 0O 14 31,780
33,860 II 31,700
10 33,040 10 3L880
It 31,870 IT 30,600
II 31,060 II 81330
II 30,400 10 31,660
14 31,730 10 81390
II 81330 II... 31,630
Total... .. 883,460
Less unsold and returned copies.. 8,134
Net total , 673,346
Dally average 31,388
CHARLES C. ROSEWATER,
Subscribed In my presence and sworn
to before me this tfst day of January,
(Seal) ROBERT HUNTER,..
WHEN OUT OF TOWN.
akseribars leaviaa the pity tern- '
rarlly should sits The Be
saalled te them. Addresa wOl be
haaa-ed aa oftea as reaeste.
1 Mean, politics seems to hare become
8 habit in Philadelphia.
In trying to borrow (20,000,000
Jamaica discovers that the earthquake
shook its credit, along with other
Members of the life saving crews on
the Atlantic coast are in a fair way to
get a monopoly of the Carnegie hero
The decision to change the designs
on the gold coins cannot be based on
the claim' that the public is tired of
the old designs..
Opponents of polygamy may learn
by recent events at Washington that
the cure for the evil is in education
rather than in legislation.
.The Oklahoma constitutional con
vention seems determined to copy the
shortcomings of other states instead
of taking advantage of them.
Some of the railroad and trust mag
nates are probably wondering why the
president wants to wait until 1909 be
fore making that trip to Alaska.
. Public opinion on the railway wreck
Question has passed from the conster
nation to the indignation stage. The
legislation stage is next in order.
An Ohio Judge gave a prisoner the
choice between going home or going
to Jail. Being a resident of Pittsburg,
the prisoner decided to go to Jail.
The assertion that Secretary Loeb
gets more abuse than any other man
in the country needs the explanation
that the abuse comes from the publlo
and not from his employer. -
The only way to account for the
discrepancy in the allegations about
that Brownsville affair Is that the
president and Senator Foraker have
been investigating different riots.
The National Woman's Suffrage as
sociation favors expunging the word
."servant" from the dictionary. It
might be a good plan, and then you
may call ber anything you please.
A Boston astronomer claims he has
"weighed all the principal stars." Per
haps he has, but he'll get into hot
water if he tells the weight of Lillian
Russell, May Irwin or Marie Dressier.
Prof. Willis Moore, chief of the
weather bureau, had his right arm
broken in an accident. Fortunately
for the country, Prof. Moore can make
weather with his left arm as well as
One of our naval officers has dis
covered aa ear plug that will prevent
gun deafness. He ought to put them
on the market and give landsmen a
chance to use them during political
Peary and Duke d'Abruxzl plan to
approach the pole from different di
rections. The precaution sterna un
necessary, at the pole has shown no
disposition to get out of the way of
Our accommodating supreme court
should hurry down that decision as
to whether the free use of a dwelling
house constitutes a perquisite of office
for the governor. If free rent is not
a perqulblte several other state officers
who think they are Inadequately paid
would like to put la claims for equal
treatise! f "
JUSTICE AND OEOORAPRT.
Art hough the new Judicial division
bill passed by congress leaves Nebraska
Intact as a single Judicial district, an
attempt Is being made to subordinate
the selection of the additional Judge to
the old North Platte and South Platte
line of political geography, by which
Nebraska has been divided In the past.
With due apologies to the Nebraska
delegation in congress, which Is re
ported as unanimously conceding the
second judge to the South Platte terri
tory, The Bee is thoroughly convinced
that there is no good reason . whatever
for dragging the geographical , line
across the bench.
Is there any good reason why a
lawyer otherwise qualified, residing in
Omaha, or in some other part ot the
state north of the Platte, should not
aspire to the appointment to the newly
created Judicial place? There are a
dozen lawyers at the Omaha bar, who,
when gauged by the test of legal edu
cation, of professional ability and of
experience . in the federal courts are
superior to any of the candidates from
the South Platte country who are urg
ing their claims for preferment. The
present Judge of the federal district
court for Nebraska was appointed
from Fremont and his predecessor
from Falls City and Omaha, although
the most important center ot litigation
In the state has never had a Judge
upon the federal bench. Why, then,
should the new Judge be conceded to
the South Platte?
President Roosevelt has shown a
praiseworthy independence in making
Judicial appointments since he has
occupied the executive chair. lie has
not allowed himself to be bound by
geography or politics, but has Insisted
upon Judicial qualification as the para
mount consideration. There is no
good reason why he should be bound
by any tacit understanding among the
senators and representatives from Ne
braska to use this place' either to re
ward a political retainer or to shut out
all real competition by the North and
South Platte fence. If It should be
found that the most eligible man for
Judge happens to live In Omaha, he
should have the place irrespective of
the political map and regardless of the
trades between our congressmen and
HIS MASTER'S VOICE.
Thoeodore P. Shonts, sometimes
chairman of the Panama Canal com
mission, but at all times a railroad
man of the type that . gladdens the
hearts ot the Wall street magnates,
has Joined the group of railroad presi
dents flying ' danger signals and. pre
dicting all sorts of calamity it the
country does not at once cease its ef
forts to secure freight regulation, re
duction of passenger rates, the aboli
tion of discriminating tariffs and other
reforms that interfere with the present
system of operating and manipulating
the transportation lines of the coun
try. Jn a recent ' address before the
Iowa club in New York Mr. Shonts
came out ' flatly as the champion of
stock watering and stock Jobbing in
railroad securities and issued a solemn
warning of peril to the prosperity of
the nation in a continuance ot legisla
tive effort to secure reforms in trans
portation matters. Supporting a con
tention that the railroads have made
the prosperity of the country possible,
Mr. Shonts eald:
There is no doubt that in the building up
of these properties things have been done
which, though legally right, were morally
wrong: but because they were legally right
and cannot be legally disturbed, what Is the
use of exploiting them when no result can
be secured except to furnish material for
the charlatan and the demagogue and to
intensify class bitterness T
Credit must be given to Mr. Shonts
for being honest, at least, in his ad
mission that the railroad managers ot
his type have kept an eye on the law,
even to the neglect of their morals, in
their stock-watering speculations. He
contends that, inasmuch as railroad
properties of the nation cannot be du
plicated for the amount of money
their securities represent, "then, to a
large extent, there is no water in out
standing stocks," and he protests
against present holders of railway se
curities being deprived of their prefer
ential privileges "and placed on an
equal footing with mere outsiders"
when it comes to the Issue of new
stock, or the expansion of old stock,
by the all-water route.
Having thought the matter all over,
Mr. Shonts has a remedy for existing
evils. He would have had "eminent
financiers and captains ot industry co
operate with the president to bring
about better corporate practices." In
ther words, he would have the men
who have amassed millions by prac
tices which he admits were morally
wrong, though perhaps legally right,
now go to the president and discuss
with him me hods for preventing
themselves from adding other millions
to their swollen fortunes. It would
be worth the price of admission to see
Mr. Harrlman, Mr. Hill, Mr. Fish. Mr.
Ryan, Mr. Belmont. Mr. Baer .and
other railroad magnates going up to
the White House and appealing to
President Roosevelt to aid them in
elaborating reformed and purified
methods ot corporate management
Their efforts, heretofore, have all
been In the direction of warding off
legislation tor that very purpose and
the public will be slow to believe,
without some signs, that they are for
saking their old ways. "
Mr. Shonts is not an impartial ob
server. He sees everything from the
viewpoint of the railway manager,
skilled In sailing between law and
morals and landing rich cargoes for
his corporate masters. He cannot rid
himself of the notion that the country
la going to smash if the railroads can-
not have things all their own way as
they have in the past. He shuts his
eyes to Ihe' fact that the disasters to
investors in railways haTe been
brought about by reckless mismanage
ment and high financiering at the ex
pense of the small stockholder. When
Mr. Shonts and his associates show a
disposition to accept a little salutary
regulation they will have no difficulty
In securing the support of the public
and the confidence of the small inves
tor, which they now assert has been
alienated by "drastic railroad rate agitation."
THE MISSlOIfART MOVEMENT
Activity In the spread and propaga
tion of the Christian religion and tho
civilization It stands for has been a
marked characteristic of the life of
the Initial years of the twentieth cen
tury. Each of the denominations or
sects representing the faith ot the
cross has extended Its efforts and has
exerted Its utmost energy in the work
ot carrying the gospel and the ethical
code it represents into the uttermost
corners of the earth. The zeal of the'
modern missionary Is no whit less than
that of his predecessor who won mar
tyrdom in ages gone, nor was the spirit
of support among the laymen ex
hausted in Crusade or Reformation.
Omaha has just witnessed a church
convention remarkable In many ways.
First proposed as a council, the inter-
synodical gathering of the Presby
terians swept far beyond the scope of
a mere conference and beca'me a mili
tant gathering, breathing a spirit of
determination. When a year or so
ago a million dollars was pledged by
the church for the work ot foreign
missions. It was thought that a great
step had been taken. The council at
Omaha pledged six millions and its
members left for their homes imbued
with an earnestness of purpose along
this line that almost insures its suc
cess. The Presbyterian missionary is not
essentially a zealot. He Is an educated
and trained specialist a teacher or a
doctor, and he Is sent out to a desig
nated district for a specific purpose.
Aside from being an apostle of the
Christian religion, he is an agent of
civilization, and devote? himself quite
as much to a correction of the ways of
living in a secular as In a religious
sense among those to whom he is sent
In this regard the convention Just
ended Is a significant episode in the
affairs of the world, for it means more
light among the nations who sit In
TJ?K PORSE AND AUTO.
The census bureau' having issued a
bulletin showing the marvelous growth
of the automobile manufacturing busi
ness In this country in the last six
jears and, incidentally, reviving ' the
old slogan, "the horse must go," Sec
retary Wilson ot the Department of
Agriculture meets the implied chal
lenge with some data showing that the
automobile business of the nation,
now amounting to $26,000,000 an
nually, would not buy bran or chopped
feed for the horses that have been ad
ded to the American stables since the
automobiles began getting up steam.
The total production of automobiles
in 1905 was 22,830, valued at $26,
645,064, as against 3,723 machines in
1900, valued at $4,748,011. In 1905
the automobile manufacturers oper
ated 121 establishments and gave em
ployment to 10,239 wage earners.
Secretary Wilson replies with a show
ing that 1,700,000 horse vehicles were
manufactured in 1905, or about 700
of them for every automobile made in
Secretary Wilson explains, In his
statement on the live stock wealth of
the nation,- that "the horse must go"
phrase originated with the advent ot
the American railroad, the farmers
being told at that time that there
would soon be no further use for the
dray and freighting teams of the na
tion and the horse would be used
merely for family driving and putter
ing about the farm, finally become
something of a curiosity. Then came
the bicycle, which agatn marked the
doom of the horse. The electric trol
ley promised to make equine extinction
complete, but, it anything, were
needed to that consummation, it was
supplied with the advent ot the auto
mobile. Despite these predictions,
the horse is still here and very much
in evidence, his Increase In per capita
and value, becoming greater every
year. At the close ot 1906 there were
19,746,683 horses in the nation, val
ued at $1,846,678,412, or $93.51 per
head, an increase ot 5,000,000 horses
since 1900, when the value per head
was $44.61. Coupled with this in
creased number and value of horses is
a demand which Is far in excess of the
supply. The cayuse and the plug are
going out of use, except on the ranges'
where their hardiness still makes thef
use desirable, while better grades jf f
animals are being required for uem
the farm. In the manufacturing dis
tricts and for driving purposes. JF'or-
tunes are being spent for imprjvlng
the breed of horses for all purposes
and the Investment in this lr.duBtry
alone is larger than employed in the
automobile (manufacturing business.
Only a few years ago th record
price paid for a trotting or running
horse wait $5,000, but so great has
become the demand for animals with
speed, achievement that tbje $100,000
mark has been reached and there Is
nothing in the outlook to Indicate that
such a sum will long remain the max
imum of value tor tha thoroughbred.
Since the days when Alexander, the
original Rough Ride, broke Bace-
phalus to bridle, thaf
horse has been
man's most valuable
Uui faithful ally.
In the work ot war or peace, in the
performance of duties and the enjoy
ment ot pleasures,' and no Inanimate
invention can take his place.
. DECtKT JOURNALISM.
The Bee feels particularly gratified
at the numerous expressions both
from regular readers and from visitors
from abroad of special satisfaction with
the manner in which It has expurgated
its reports of the filthy murder trial
in New York and the equally disgust
ing divorce trial In Omaha.
t The Bee has aimed to keep con
stantly in view the fact that it la print
ing a paper for the home a paper
which is to be read by pure-minded
women and children, as well as by
blase men about town.
Without assuming to have reached
the level of perfection and conceding
that mistakes may be made occasion
ally in the pursuit of this policy to
issue a clean newspaper, we prefer to
have the encomium of the home build
ers and home -protectors than depend
upon, the vacillating .patronage of
morbid sensation seekers.
The Bee believes that the advertis
ing merchant prefers to announce his
wares in a newspaper that he knows
can be safely read in family circles
Instead of In one which he has reason
to believe will be thrown away by
the perBon who purchases it on tho
street before he opens the door of his
The Bee believes decent people ap
preciate decent Journalism, and that
decent people are far In the majority
over those who enjoy wallowing In in
PASSIXO OF THE MILKMAID.
The assistant chief of the dairy
division of the Department ot Ag
riculture has been making a study
of the practical value of milking
machines with a result that knocks
the romance of the dairy higher than
Bossy ever kicked a pall from the grip
of a green hand at the business. The
assistant chief, who happens to be C.
B. Lane, it should be remembered, is
an expert in the dairy business and
what he does not know about cows
and milkmaids Is not included In the
pamphlet just Issued by the depart
ment under the title. "The Milking
Machine as a Factor in Dairying."
In this edifying and instructive doc
ument, attention is called to the fact
that 127 patents have been Issued by
the government for milking ma
chines, 'or for parts thereof, and con
cludes that, owing to the difficulty in
securing competent folks to do the
milking by hand, "great interest,
therefore, centers around the milking
machine." We should rather guess
yes. It there's any invention that Is
designed, to .deprive..- the .eldest
daughter of the family 'and the hired
man from the Joy. of meeting in the
barnyard or the dairy, . Just as the sua
goes down, and Joining in the interest'
lng and Sometimes complicated -work
of Inducing the old brlndle to "give
down' the publlo in general, and the
daughter and the hired man In partic
ular, want to know about it.
Figuring it all down to a nicety Mr.
Lane shows, in his report, that many
American cows have bad the experi
ence of being addressed by machinery
and that the record shows a majority
of them to prefer that method to the
old hand system. ' He Is extremely
frank, however, for a scientist, and ad
mits that there are some objections,
obstacles in fact, to the general adop
tion of the milking machine. "It is be
lieved," says Mr. Lane, "that such
rapid milking as that possible by the
use of a machine, will eventually have
a bad effect on the cow and after a
time she might object to the machine
and refuse to give down her milk."
There's the crux of the whole situ
ation the milk in the ten-quart pall,
as It were. This admission that there
is a psychological side to the cow fur
nishes the slender thread upon which
the dairy maid must hang her hopes
against being put put of business
by the march of commercialism. It is a
recognition of the cow's rights, her
privilege of refusing to submit without
protest to her own discomfiture and
humiliation. Incidentally, every dairy
maid who has Xised the arts that would
overcome tbebashfulness of the most
backward ajdmlrer extant knows that
the cow, in the final analysis, has the
power to Jnake her protests effective.
The Agricultural Department's ex
pert, conceding that "each cow has an
Individuality," expresses the hope that
the fime will come When a little versa
till if- on the part of tb makers of
milKlng machines will . meet , the
emergency by evolving a scheme for
rift arAAmtn a r Ft a anAantflnlMAf rf Vi at
1 vi.uuiiuf V ctlCUllIU una v a a-uw
lyrshire, the Hereford, the Jersey and
(.he unlabeled cow of the farm who
when properly approached. All of
this scientific talk is interesting and,
at times, diverting, but we fear the
American farmer will be slow to ac
cept the Inventions without first con
sulting the cow and obtaining her con
sent The election of Dr. Harry Pratt
Judson to the presidency of the. Uni
versity of Chicago, which he has been
filling temporarily since the death of
President Harper, giving that institu
tion a permanent head, is an event not
to be overlooked by the friends of edu
cation in the great central weal. By
reason of its endowment and its lo
cation, the University of Chicago is
naturally destined to occupy leading
place among western educational in
stitutions. President Judson has been
Identified with the faculty ever since
the university threw its doors open to
students and has had additional ex
perience several times as acting presi
dent which has put- him in closer
touch With Its executive management
and general policy than any other man
who might have been considered in
connection with the presidency. It
may be taken for granted that the ad
ministration of President Judson will
be largely along the lines mapped out
by his predecessor ample promise ot
a progressive . expansion constantly
abreast of each advancing era.
The clerical co-respondent in a
salacious divorce suit imported into
our courts proposes to coin his un
savory notoriety - Into silver quarters
by 'speaking in a public hall which he
has hired on a business basis' for a
Sabbath afternoon. This performance
must make every sincere and con
scientious minister of the gospel blush
for shame. The ticket taker may
show a profit In the box ofQce ledger,
but thii method of procuring a vindi
cation for besmirched reputation is
not likely to be efficacious in this
The newly enacted immigration law
Is supposed to satisfy everybody, but
by the time another congress rolls
around the immigration exclustonlsts
will be asking again for still more re
strictive measures. a The unprejudiced
observer cannot fall to arrive at the
conclusion that the immigration laws
as now amended, if properly admin
istered, ought to reach every evil
against which Just complaint can be
Colonel Bryan insists that the pres
ident's recommendation of the reten
tion of the coal lands now part of the
government domain is a long step
taken in the direction of public owner
ship of the railroads. Most people
have discovered, however, that there
is a difference in holding on to some
thing we have and buying something
that some one else has.
The two Dreadnaughts authorized
by the congress will cost about $10,
000,000 each. It may hasten universal
disarmament for nations to keep rais
ing the cost limit until battleships and
bankruptcy become synonymous terms.
The railroad bosses may have strings
on some members of the executive
committee of our Commercial club,
but they haven't twine enough to
reach around the whole business com
munity ot this great and growing city.
There is nothing the matter with fbe
Omaha Commercial club, provided only
the real sentiment of the whole mem
bership can be obtained on any ques
tion of vital current interest
A Prlae for Life.
. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The reward offered for the return of that
defaulting New Britain treasurer was evi
dently planned with a view of securing
him In good condition. The offer is $3,000
for him alive and 11,000 for him dead.
' Brtnsr Forth h Pltebfork.
General Del Castillo, who wants Cuba to
whip the tTnlted ' States, may be a bravs
man, but we have a suspicion that If Till
man were to get after him with his pitch
fork there would be some mora broken
Cheer Vwder Dismal Conditions.
I Louisville Courier-Journal.
"Poets," says Ella Wheeler Wilcox,
"rarely pour out their own heart secrets
In verse." For proof of this witness the
light and frolicsome manner In which
newspaper poets write of the passing of
the railroad pass.
Slaughters on the Rati.
If the frightful slaughter of the railroads
Is all due to "unavoidable accident," then
we have not progressed since the days of
tho slow but sure stage coach: It is time
that some real Investigation be made of
the causes of these horrors, and real re
tribution be dealt out to those who ar to
blame. Evidently, ths practical manago
men of our railroad system Is not fully up
to the resources of our modern civilisation.
Hsstas Transit of Cattle.
Proceedings which all humane people will
Indorse are those which are to be brought
by tha government against several rail
roads for disobeying the law providing for
the humane transit of cattle. Beside tha
Intrinsic cruelty of conflnlng living animals
for long periods In cars without food or
water, another grave fact urges tha en
forcement of the law and the punishment
of its violators In the danger to human
health from this treatment of animals In
tended for food supply. Bclence Is doing
noble work In finding out causes and so
fighting disease, but discoveries and treat
ment will be of little effect while dangerous
causes are allowed to exist, undermining
the pubUo health with Impunity.
SERMONS BOILED DOWN.
If you want to be happy, make soma one
Most men lay their sore heads onto Cielr
A strong breath usually comes from a
This world Is snrlched by the good more
than by the clever.
A man's religion never dies so long as It
Is doing something.
Everything Is. possible to those who do
not fear the Impossible.
If the voice of conscience disturbs you
silence It by obeying It.
The light of love shows the trua self aa
the light of learning cannot
The man with a chip on his shoulder
never gets it from hewing to the line.
An umbrella In a crowd offers a splendid
field for the exercise of vital religion.
Silent endeavor for things honorable has
greater eloquence than stiver trumpets.
It will take more than ths change In your
pocket to work the change In tha world.
The poorest way la the world to get a
light heart Is to throw your load on others.
You go forward to no prise without leav
ing behind many things that seem desirable.
Tou are not likely to lead men to faith In
Qod by preaching crooked facts about men.
gome men never make any noise In the
world until they hare baen asleep for
Its a good deal easier to give a man
money than to give him charity when his
name is at stake.
It is an old trick to make so much noise
with your head that folks will sot look at
your heels. Cbioago Tribune,
See Our Show Windows. "
My credit system im for YOU. ' Take advantage of
thl opportunity and get yourself a good watch. No Iron
clad rules. Terms made to suit your convenience.
A DOLLAR OR yTWO A WEEK WILL DO.
YOUR CREDIT IS GOOD
SECI LAR SHOTS AT THE rCIIT.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: The Rochester
clergyman who announces that hades Is
full of people who use tobacco would ap
pear to have an unusual familiarity with
that unsavory resort.
Chicago Chronicle: It la not at all sur
prising that a New Tork preacher who re-,
signed a denominational charge some few
weeks ago because he was "hampered In
his preaching by an Influential section of
his congregation" should" now be found
writing' lurid accounts of the Thaw trial
for a sensational newspaper. -Whenever a
preacher begins to develop a fine sensi
tiveness with respect to his Individual free
dom It Is usually safe to look for him In
a mora lucrative job In the Immediate fu
ture. . ... ?
New Tork Commercial: A New Tork
clergyman publicly expounds the. doctrine
that the mere vactlve membership m a
church does not relive a man of the neces
sity of plentifully insuring .others as to his
integrity and financial responsibility. The
preacher pointed out the fact that quite
recently we have had instances of gigantic
rogues serving the devH In 'the livery of a
saint. Borne of the.r.iore sophisticated of
us worldly people have long ago 'given up
the notion that we ought to deposit our
money la.. the hands of a banker simply be
cause he1 appears at church every Sunday
In a long coat and, with serious face, passes
the collection plate, tt is remarkable, that
that Idea Is still held by a few pious per
sons. PERSONAL. AND OTHERWISE,
Last year the street railways of Chicago
carried 166,000,000 passengers, a majority of
them by the straps.
It is hardly fair to charge that Mr.
Rockefeller boosted the price of oil with
out cause. He has Invested in a new wig.
With the city election over Philadelphia
will enjoy a stretch of complete repose
until the Elks gather there next summer.
Leas champagne per capita was drank
in this country last year than the year
before, yet there was no perceptible diminu
tion of the swelled head.
The records of last year's cinch having
been lost or stolen the New Tork Ice trust
feels warranted in repeating the squeece
so that the record of IU nerve may be
A quarter of a century ago, even less,
the epithet tossed about at the Bailey
investigation In Texas would have made
undertakers and hospital surgeons work
A woman's magazine asserts that "the
dainty art of courtship Is nearly forgot
ten." Perhaps the style has changed, but
the license record Indicates that It Is some
thing just as good.
A local alienist asserts that ona out of
every ninety persons in Chicago is craiy.
The computation waa made before the
spring campaign began, and must not be
considered a reliable Index of present con
ditions. A Bt. Louis woman who was rescued
from a runaway horse by an unknown
man, discovered on advertising for the
name and address of her hero that at
least a score of men saved her. Advertising-
looms up as the greatest of modern
We Defy the World
to produce a piano as thorough and aa good. In material and
workmanship, at the price as the Cramer Piano. Cramer Pianos
are musical in their tone quality. They are constructed on
scientific principles. They are not a "happened so" piano
their excellence is the result of careful planning and great ex
perience. The Cramer Is our piano. It's our Idea of what a
piano should be at the price. The Cramer atyle M Is $190.
S5 Per Month Pays for It.
$10 Sends One Ham
We hare many other new pianos as low as f 125, which are
very good for the money, but none that will stand up like the
Cramer Piano for 9190.
Then we have the $200, the $250, the $300, the $400, up to
the $450 Cabinet Grand Upright Knabe Piano, which Is the
acme of perfection.
Having ONK PRICE, and paying no commissions, you are
absolutely safe In buying of the oldest personally conducted
piano house in the west.
A. ,HOSPE CO.
1513 DougUs Street.
OUR TELEPHONE WORKS ALL RIGHT. TRY IT
OFFICE 160 PAR MAM. TaTLEPHONE DOUGLAS 1X7
VICTOR WHITE COAL CO. TOU WON'T REGRET IT.
$1.00 tij&i $1.00
a Week y5 a W eek
17 Jewel Roclcford
"Tou were guilty of one matrimonial mis
take. I shouldn't think you would marry '
"Oli but you know a verdict of guilty
usually leads to a second trial," replied the,
gay grass widow. Philadelphia Ledger.
Ha What do you learn to do at thoso
hen parties you attend, anyway?
8heOh, as the real hens do. Scratch for
a living while you do the crowing about
Miss Slfmm This dressmaker doesn't
seem to have developed the stylish curves
very well In this gown. '
Miss Knox No; you ought to go to Pad
der & Co.
Miss Sllmm Are they ladles' tailors?
Miss Knox No; upholsterers. Philadel
"Tou must have felt awfully relieved,
Jane, when you finally hooked that rich ,
"Yes, Indeed. Just as soon aa I was sure
of him I had onions for supper." Cleveland
"What Was the fruit of that courtship?" ,
"It Is hard to tell. She gave him a. lemon :
when he took her for the apple of his eye,
Mr. WysUn I want you to have every
thing that Is good for you, my dear.
Mrs. Wysun O, thank you, John.
Mr. 'Wyaun But remember that I am to;
be the judire of what la good for you-.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
' iK 1 -.'
WHBV THE B,NOW IS, ON TUB BILL.
.. ;i .- s 'ft v' i
A simple meal though this may be
Of bread and buttt-r, luscious honey
And dainty cup of fragrant tea,
I feast besides on that which money ,
Can never buy; for, though the cbUl
And stormy wind and snow la pUlAC
In deep'ning drifts upon the sill, v
Yet, winter's dreariness beguiling
Come picture scenes of sun and shln
I hear again the bee's 4uud droning,
The ruHtllng corn, the lowing klne,
The quail's monotonous Intoning;
I see the furrow brown and bare. t
The budding green, the slim stalk bend
Quaint shadows dancing everywhere
In rbythmlo fantasies unending.
Behold the grain In bounteous sheave
Upon tho field of stubby yellow;
The splendor of the crims'nlujr leaves;
And o'er the resting earth tho mellow
And dreamy llsrtit of purple hai;
Now from the rlp'nlng fruits Wstllllng
Come spicy odors autumn doy'i
The promises of spring fuliilling.
Bo. on by board, the loaf of wheat.
And the aroma of the clover .
In golden butter stored, and sweet
White honey culled by llsht-wlnged rover
'Neath summer skies from myriad flowers.
Are now to mind these scenes recalling
While chill winds blow and storm cloud
And snow on roof and sill Is piling.
This sac sella esk Cstler sUe-10
beset leef-kigh irsec. ssedaU2.50
ee Us for Cemslete Office Outfits
Orchard & Wilhelm Carpet Co.
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