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DAILY BEE: "WEDNESDAY, MAROT 6, 1907.
; Tiie Omaha Daily Bee.
rOUNDBD Bt EDWARD ROBEWATER.
j ' VICTOR ROBSHTAIXR, HDITOR. .
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska, Douglaa County, m:
Charles c fteewater, general manager
of The Bee Publishing company, being duly
worn, sny that the actual number of full
and complete coplea of Tha Dally. Morning,
Evening and Sunday Tee printed during the
month of February. 107, waa aa followa:
1 S1.6O0 .. li 1,90
2 IMN 17 80,390
1 S0.100 II'.. ..i ,S30
; 4.. i,eao 1 aa.oeo
.....,.... 81,680 ,'80. ... 38,880
........ 81,870 .'II 13,470
T....;.v... 83,180 II '.. 39,480
ai.eo , . tt 3,oo
' sfl.iao" ' t4v.. ....... wao
10 30,480 21 38,080
11... ...,,. ai,7BO ""18 i1-880
It 31,670 17 33,080
13..... 31,840 18 33.130
II i...' 81,880 '' Total..... 398,730
Less unsold and returned coplea... 8,783
Net total........,.......' S8,96T
Dally average 31,8)77
CHARLES E. ROBEWATER,
Subscribed In my preaence and aworn to
before me thla let day of March. 1907.
(Seal) M. B. Hl'NOATE.
WHEN Ol'T Or TOWJI.
. labaertbera laavtaaj tha city tem
porarily aboald have The Baa
saallesl tkexa. Address will ba
Why In the World-Herald bo silent
about the bill to end the county jail
Any old railroad expert can locate
the causes of wrecks, but few seem
able to locate preventives.
All Cuba Is cackling over Governor
Magoon's tentative promise to remove
the ban from cock 'fighting.
It t might be worse. The offended
railroad might order the city of Omaha
to move Into some other state.
' Th railroad blockade has been
broken In Minnesota and Montana and
those states no longer feel Ice-olated.
Congreas granted a pension to a sol
dier who won la a contest with a Cu
ban mosquito. Carry the news to New
iereiey. 1 1 -.
"Is Roosevelt going to dictate right
and left?", asks. the New York Sun.
The White House stenographers might
answer the- question.
If reports are true, the Burlington
is trying to get Into competition with
the Northwestern aa "the only good
railroad In Nebraska."
The old adage that travel broadens
a man , does not hold sood in these
days of reckless railroading. It la
more apt to flatten him.
Democrats will be disappointed to
learn that congress, despite Industri
ous digging, did not succeed tn strik
, lng the) bottom of the treasury.'
A Chicago man has been arrested
for passing- confederate money. A
man who cn pake confederate money
these days has ability of a rare order.
Omaha' seems to be headed for a
street car strike. The Bee's advice to
both sides Is to get together If any
possibility of avoiding trouble remains.
The Chumps," . according to the
Nabhvllle American,, "are a fine old
Kentucky family." ' "A good many of
theui have also settled In other states.
Just before - adjourning, congress
t-assed bill for the "relief" of a man
who died In 1899. The inference Is
that the man Is now where he needs
relief. . - .-.".'
With the adjournment of congress
the politicians may now enter upon
the task of separating the preslden
tlal possibilities from the presidential
probabilities. . -
Now cornea William J. Oliver with
the assertion 'that he - was whang
doodled out of 'the Panama canal con
tract. That's almost aa bad as being
mollycoddled. ' " '
Our amiable popocratlo contempo
rary says, "Good riddance to bad rub
bish," to Senator Spooner of Wlscon
sin. This will be terribly distressing
to 8enator Spooner. N
A noted actress who takes a de
praved role in a sensational play has
put In her word of endorsement of the
work of the Juvenile court. That
ought to be the final word
Massachusetts is still clamoring for
the removal of the tariff on raw hides.
but is; bdt emphasizing the fact that
tha leather manufacturers of this
country kut year sold 1150,000.000 of
their products abroad, or Just double
the value of the raw hides and skins
imported by them.
TBS RATIONAL EXTENtES. , i
The total appropriations made . by
the Fifty-ninth congress aggregated
11, 719, 194,186. of which fl.48,7
were appropriated at the short session!,
just ended. The total Is an enormous
one, difficult of comprehension, and
the democrats are already asking if
this Is a two-billion dollar country.
The question if this was a one-bllllou
dollar country came from the same
source In 1889-90, when the appropria
tions reached an aggregate of nearly
$800,000,000, and it was answered in
the affirmative by the Fifty-first con
gress, 1891-2, when the appropriations
aggregated an even f 1,000,000,000.
The appropriations have grown from
year to year, Just aa the country has
grown, and, based on the wealth of
the nation, the appropriations of the
congress Just ended are much less per
11,000 than ever before in the history
of the republic
An analysis of the appropriation
tills shows that the appropriations of
the Fifty-ninth congress for the actual
support and maintenance of the de
partments of government have not
been at all excessive, from a compara
tive standpoint.'. Of the vast sum ap
propriated, nearly $200,000,000 were
appropriated for Interest charges, pub
lic buildings, river and harbor Im
provements, improvement of fortifica
tions, and expenditures that must be
classed as Investments for the better
ment 'of the public service. To this
amount must be added $69,000,000 ap
propriated for the Panama canal,
which must be reckoned In the invest
ment class, $5,000,000 for enlarged
leuslon payments under the general
service law, and an increase of $20,
000,000 due to the growing demands
of the postal service. The Increases
in the appropriations for the navy and
for fortification purposes, while fig
uring In the total appropriations, 'must
bo placed In the Investment class and
In fact will call for but small expend
iture of money during the coming fis
cal year. ' -' '
Revised estimates of the revenues
of the government for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1908, show a probable
Income that will meet all the appro
priations of the present congress and
sti'l leave a surplus of about $20,000,-
000. On this showing the party lead
ers In authority feel amply Justified
in their appropriations, devoted to the
maintenance and development of the
service designed for the safety and
welfare of Jhe people. They are fol
lowing the same course, they may con
tend, of the business man who, in
times of prosperity, makes his perma
nent investments in better buildings,
enlarged, accommodations and new en
terprises, and the same policy will be
pursued It changed conditions make
retrenchment necessary.' In the mean-,
time the government is simply keeping
step in the march of progress, al
though far from the van, thaUe mark
ing the development of Individual and
corporate enterprises in the country.
SECRETARY OOBTELYOU AND TBK
The eastern banking concerns and
varied Interests in Wall street are al
ready speculating as to what the pol
icy and course of the new secretary
of the treasury will be, particularly
with regard to the relations between
the government treasury and the
financial institutions of the east. ' The
laws governing the treasury operations
of the federal government are sup
posed to be complete and explicit. But
the record of the last dosen years, be
ginning with the Cleveland adminis
tration, have demonstrated that, large
discretionary powers reel with the sec
retary and that many laws and regula
tions tor handling government funds
are subject- to various interpretations.
Different secretaries have construed
these laws and regulations in different
way, the usual result being to find
some methods of employing the treas
ury funds for the relief of Wall street
In times of, financial stringency, due
to legitimate demands for money or,
as has frequently been the case, to
overspeculation and stock market
The question that concerns Wall
street and New York banks is whether
Mr. Cortelyou will follow precedents in
sometimes straining the public? law to
avert awkward crises In the financial
market His Immediate predecessor,
Mr, Shaw, was faced with a number
of such emergencies in his five years
term of service and met them with
actions looked upon as daring lnno-1
vatlons. He was the first secretary of
the treasury to decide .that accepted
stats bonds or other approved secur
ities might be taken as security from
national banks in which the govern
ment desired to deposit public- money.
Prior to that time the government had
always insisted upon such deposits be
ing secured b government bonds. -
Prior to. Secretary Shaw, secretaries
bad always held that revenues . must
first go to national: banks as deposi
tories and then be drawn' Into the
treasury. Secretary( Shaw ruled that
the banks, under the law, were really
branches of the federal treasury and
that the government could send money
to these banks aa well as receive it
A third precedent established by Mr.
Shaw was to deposit money directly
with the national banks with the un
derstandlng that It was to be used
In the import of foreign gold, the de
posit serving to savs the bank the in
terest on the gold in transit. . The ef
fect of Mr. Shaw's different innova
tions was to prevent disturbances in
the money market threatened by the
enormous demand of the country for
more money, a demand-due to indus
trial, commercial and speculative de
velopment unequalled in the history
of the country.
It is a safe prediction that Secretary
Cortelyou will attempt no daring Inno
vations In his management of the
treasury department. His entire record
is one of prudent caution and con
servatism and ho may be expected to
accept and enforce the treasury-governing
laws as he finds them, without
interpretations for the relief of Wall
street or any other interest.
TAMJSR IN THE METAL U ARRET.
Some of the railroad managers of
the country In an evident effort to
present an argument against what
they term "hostile legislation" pend
ing in the legislatures of various
states have been giving prominence to
announcements that they have "quit
buying steel needed In extending their
lines and In the construction of new
equipment." This implied threat of
retaliation against what the railroads
consider unfriendly legislation loses
its force in face of facts Just published
regarding conditions in the metal
market and in the steel manufacturing
plants of the country.
With orders booked that will keep
every steel furnace in the country un
der maximum pressure for more than
a year, the steel manufacturers an
nounce that they are unable to secure
supplies of raw materials adequate to
their needs and that the conditions
cannot be relieved before July. These
manufacturers are refusing to accept
new orders, from railroads because
they fear that the price of raw ma
terials will advance so that they will
be unable to undertake additional con
tracts at the existing prices for the fin
ished product. While the output of
iron ore in the Lake Superior region
has doubled within the last few years.
pig iron Is now Belling as high as
$26.50 a ton, and the supply is far be
hind the requirements. Even were
this condition not as it is, the demand
of the manufacturers haa almost ex
hausted the coke supply of the coun
try, without which the manufacture of
pig Iron is impossible, and no in
crease in the iron output is possible
until the capacity of the coke ovens Is
The uses of copper In the industrial
world have doubled the demand for
that metal within a few years and the
supply Is now wholly inadequate. Cop
per is selling at about 26 cents a
pound and the mills are unable to
come within gunshot of keeping up
with orders, although fancy prices are
being dally offered for rapid delivery.
Copper is essential to electrical devel
opment and the Increase of this ele
ment in manufacturing, indusrial and
social use has been remarkable, crea
ting a demand for the metal that mort
gages the output for all of the coppter
mines for .several years in Advance.
The railroads have quit buying steel
because there is none on the market,
and the fact is an Indication of assured
continuance of the country's present
remarkable prosperity in manufacture
lng and industrial lines at least for
some time to come.
Alt EXCV8E THAT W01TTWASB.
In a last effort to protect his cOunty
Jail feeding graft. Sheriff McDonald,
through himself and his spokesmen,
Is urging that it will be dangerous to
provide by law for letting by contract
the supplying of meals to Jail prison
ers because It would open the door for
the Introduction of firearms, saws,
hammers, etc., that might be used in
a Jail break.
This Is a filmsy excuse that won't
wash. There will be no more danger
of introducing forbidden articles into
the Jail with the meals furnished by a
responsible contractor than there is
right now with the sheriff, charging
two prices' for the food prepared by
irresponsible hired men working in
With the Jail feeding let by con
tract the moals would be brought to
the Jail ' Just as they are now and
banded over tc the Jailer to be served
to Inmates by him and his assistants
under such rules and regulations as
might be established. As things are
today the butcher, the baker and the
grocer all bring things into the county
Jail, yet no serious trouble has been
had by abuse of their privileges. The
only Jail breaks recorded from, the
county Jail In Douglas county tor' sev
eral years In which the prisoners have
been assisted have been Jail breaks In
which suspicion attached to deputies
of the sheriff, himself.
Another fact which completely con
tradicts the alleged fear of food
brought from the outside Is the regu
lar practice which has lobg prevailed
whereby prisoners with money to pay
for extra meals have been able at all
times to place an order with the best
restaurant in town and have all the
delicacies of the season served to them
at their own expense, occasionally
sharing them with the Jailer.
Assuming that there is always dan
ger of the introduction of firearms
snd forbidden tools into the Jail, the
laws of Nebraska prescribe severe pen
alties for such offences, no matter by
whom committed. It Is a penal of
fense for any person to assist any pris
oner to escape; It is a penal offense to
convey into any Jail "any disguise, in
strument, arms, or other thing proper
or useful to aid any prisoner in his
escape." Violation of these laws by
a Jail feeding contractor or employe
of such contractor would call for as
severe penalties as their violation br
th6 Jailer or his subordinates In the
employ of the sheriff.
The truth is that the county .Jail
feeding graft is a much bigger-perquisite
of the sheriff's office than the
public has ever imagined and that is
why the present Incumbent Is fighting
so hard to keep it from getting away
And now objection Is entered to the
enactment of the proposed ordinance
reducing telephone rates on the theory
that we should wait until the new In
dependent Telephone company gets
Into operation and rely on Its competi
tion to bring charges down. The In
dependent Telephone company will not
have Its plant ready to do business
short of from eighteen to twenty-four
months. The amount that could be
saved to our business men who use
telephones In that time by' forcing Im
mediate reductions would figure up a
The commandant of the cadet bat
talion of the Omaha High school Is
under court-martial for practices
which hardly make him an ideal ex
ample for school boys to follow. It
strikes us that the school board would
do well to Investigate a little' Into the
morals and habits of the army officers
engaged to supervise the military drill
before installing them la any position
where their influence may have such
far-reaching effect. '
The surprise occasioned by George
W. Vanderbilt's sale of his private car
and his announcement that he will
ride In an ordinary Pullman hereafter
has been explained. He Is going to
live in Washington and has to econo
The program for the celebration of
the fiftieth anniversary of the first
council meeting of Omaha's city gov
ernment Is sadly' Incomplete because
it does not Include any rope-throwing
exhibition by His Honor, Mayor
If that new headquarters building
were only on the right-of-way where
It could be dumped into the tax as
sessment as mileage' to escape city
taxes, the Union Pacific might not
hesitate about going ahead with its
The state of Nebraska has won out
In another suit' 'before the United
States supreme court, vindicating the
law prohibiting the use of the flag on
beer bottle labelB. Patriotism Is a
good thing, but It can be learned with
out being imbibed.''
Editor Congressman Hitchcock's
paper pay a fulsome eulogy to out
going Secretary 'of the Interior Hitch
cock. The" Idea. back of it must be
that, because. of the identity of names,
the one will 'shine In the 'effulgent
glory of the other'.''1
Stamp sales at)Xhe. Omaha postofflce
continue to l&0aase month by month
as compared witt'the preceding year.
That Is. a prelrfvfeoOd sign-that busi
ness expanc)'Vs 'nbtj halting, notT
withstanding all, the .blue horoscopes
cast by pessimistic prophets
California having established an or
ange day," Boston now' proposes to nave
a baked bean day,., Boston must be
going to celebrate it by , doing without
boans one day In the year.
If the members of the first city
council of Omaha fifty years ago could
only look upon the Omaha city council
of today they would certainly exclaim,
"And have we come to this?"
Mayor Becker of Milwaukee says he
would not take a presidential nomina
tion from Hearst's finger tips. If Mr.
Hearst ever gets the nomination in his
finger tips, he'll, keep It himself.
And wa used to think Jay Oould a top
notcher, too. ' .
Maabattaa'a Oldeat Iahabltaat.
New York Bun.
The money devil Is 'now the only original
old boy left In the little Island. '
I'aela Saaa'a. 1 Laag Roll. .
India napolia , News.
A further evidence of our unparalleled
proeperlty Is ahown by the fact that In
spite of our comprehensive national admin
istration, tha treasury aurplua for Feb
ruary waa 18,306,000. ,
Heatralata of Law.,
Kansas .City Star.
The welcome Inference that Mr. Harrt
man knows there la a government In the
United States and that he recognises Its
authority Is made apparent In his declara
tion before the Interstate Commerce com
mission that If the law would permit blm
to do so he would be operating a railway
between New York and San Francisco In a'
Boost for States' dlajhta.
We take It from this that Mr. Harrlman
le a . staunch upholder of state authority
and a firm opponent of federal interference.
Here we have exposed the worst Influence
with which state authority has to eon
tend the disposition to use it as a shelter
for "high finance." If this sort of strain
la wantonly put upon the doctrine of
state's rights, la the exploitation of tech
nical defenaea against Investigation. It will
certainly ba disastrously weakened in the
lareaS e)f Two-Ccat Fares.
Nebraska Is the latest state to join the
movement for a maximum 1-cent passengor
fare on railroads. .The movement Is still
spreading and la being made to Include
aparaely settled states aa well as tbe most
thickly populated ones where such a rate
can well ba afforded. Accordingly the rail
road eompanles are contemplating action to
arrest the progress of the crusade. Tbey
will admit. It is aald, that tbey were mis
taken aa to Ohio where the enforced t-oent
rate has beun a cause of steadily increasing
traffic and earnings; bat they will claim
that conditions are radically different In
such states as Missouri, Nebraska, Arkan
sas and soma others which hare adopted
the Ohio plan. And that is measurably
true. StiU It might be better for them to
await some demonstration of experience In
those more thinly populated states. The
pre-calculatlona of railroads regarding the
losing effect of fare reductions are usually
XF.BRASKA rHF.es fOSMRVT.
Fairmont Chronicle: Twenty years ago
March I the Infamous Kanaas City As
Omaha railroad bonds were voted In Fair
mont. Practically everybody waa willing
to donate the IJO.OOO and the last dollar
has Just been collected In taxes. Fairmont
taxpayers In gave up Z44 mills ss a
final tribute. Railroad bonds never again.
Hastings Republican: And It seems It
had to be Munger. The balance of the
members of the state bar, especially the
lawyers In western Nebraska, will now
proceed to lay It up against Senator Bur
ktt, who. It Is deemed, played the over
sealous part In bringing about the ap
pointment -of Munger In tne face of much
Madison Chronicle: Every father and
mother In the land should say amen to the
editorial from The Omaha Bee. The news
paper that prints the sensational details
of the Thaw murder trial or other matter
of like character has no place tn the home.
Mr. Rosewater's course Is worthy of emula
tion and it should be the means of adding
prestige to the great newspaper which he
Howells Journal (denv): They have a
political club down at Omaha that they
have named "The Dahlman Democracy."
We want none of it In ours. If It preaches
the same creed that Jim Dahlman attempts
to put In practice it Is anarchy pure and
simple. There Is surely nothing democratic
about It. For the good of the democracy
of Nebraska it is to be hoped that such
leadership will be repudiated.
Hastings Tribune: The appointment of
Thomas Munger of Lincoln, to the federal
Judgeship will be a Just recognition of
meritorious work. Perhaps no man In the
state of Nebraska did as much to bring
about the election of E. H. Burkett, to sue
ceed Senator Dietrich, as did Thomas Mun
ger. He was among the very first to urge
Mr. Burkett to make the race, and he as
sisted materially throughout the campaign
that followed. Mr. Munger Is a good Jurist
and will make an able Judge.
Aahland Oacette: The United States su
preme court has handed down Its decision
In the Nebraska railroad tax case, fully
sustaining the contention of the state. 80
now the railroads are going to pay their
taxes just like other people and another
howl of cheap agitators will subside for the
time being. This will mean very low rates
of taxation in Nebraska counties, unless
the fluahness of funds leads to unjustifiable
extravagance on the part of those who
make the appropriations. That is a danger
arising from lncerased taxation.
Beatrice Sun: The Omaha Bee says that
It has been congratulated upon the fact
that It cut out Uie objectionable features
of the Thaw trial, also of the divorce trial
now on In Omaha. The Bee says that It
Is printing a paper for tbe home. That Is
a good thing to keep in mind. Too many
newspapers reach after the sensational fea
tures along news lines, and print stuff
unfit to read. There are also papers that
endeavor to keep their news and editorial
columns clean, but admit the vilest of
patent medicine advertisements and tes
timonials. York Republican: At the time of the pur
chase of the so-called "gubernatorial man
sion" In Nebraska, many who were not In
terested In the graft urged that the state
had no right to do (it, and that the gov
ernor had no right to occupy It. Governor
Sheldon knows that he has no constitutional
right to occupy this house. He has adopted
the only means of settling the question.
Some people, who cannot understand the
existence of an honest man, have become
frightened, and urge that the governor
will besr watching, No doubt. We'll all
bear It. And the squarer we are, the better
we'll bear It. '. '
Weeping Water Republican: tt would
seem as though Omaha would le In po
sition to capture about all the grain busi
ness In eastern Nebraska, as well as tbe
western 'portion. Shippers to the metropo
lis, however, do not hold the buyers In
very high favor. Instances are known
where corn has been shipped there, that
was as fine as was ever raised In the
state, yet when It landed in Omaha It
looked to the buyers like No. I. After
many of tbe elevator men got bit in this
way, they changed the course of the grain
down the usual way, south, where they
know the men are reliable. The old way
of faking by declaring short weight, dam
aged goods, etc., will not go these days,
and if Omaha grain dealers want to do
business and keep business, they must
prove themselves reliable and trustworthy.
PERSONAL AMD OTHERWISE.
No Invention can be considered a success
until the stock is exchanged for cash.
The involuntary flight of a hobo through
a window Is considered a sure sign of
spring In Kansas City.
According to a judicial proceeding In
Ohio the value of a luxuriant crop of whis
kers In that state is placed at 1101.
It is evident from the published capers
matrimonial of the family that Mark
Hanna was a better political leader than
a family boas.
In order to reduce Its surplus of fees
from corporations New Jersey lawmakers
are considering a .bill granting every sur
vivor of the civil war in that state a pen
sion of 173 a year.
The Japanese of San Francisco are adopt
ing effective means of settling the school
Question in San Francisco. One-third of
the real estate transfers for January were
to Japanese purchasers.
Mr. and Mrs. Murat Halstaad celebrated
the golden wedding anniversary In Cin
cinnati last Saturday. Nearly all their eight
children and fourteen grandchildren par
ticipated In the festival. The noted literary
field marshal Is 78 years young.
The marvelous grip of "Tama Jim" Wil
son on his cabinet seat Is the subject of
outspokon wonder in the newspapers of the
country. Officeholders of uncertain tenure
are hinting delicately that Mr. Wilson
should print tbe formula on tbe label for
the benefit of less fortunate feeders at the
New Tork State has a very large num
ber of savings banks, whose assets have
been Increasing of late years at a great
rate. But It also baa K3 building and loan
associations whose assets exceed 8iS,000,
000, whose receipts last year were nearly
129,000,000, and whose borrowing members
number 22,000. ,
The sad-eyed old scalpllfter, Oeronlmo of
Apache fame, found that his religious pro
clivities did not belp him to procure re
lease from nominal Imprisonment at Fort
S11L . While smarting over the (allure of
bis petition, some tenderfoot asked the
question, through an Interpreter, "What do
you think of the white roan" With a
grunt and a shrug tbe old chief replied,
"Oeronlmo say white man heap hot air,"
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BALXOONS FOR TUB ARMY.
Eaatpmeat for the Sky Pickets at
Americans may soon read of the "Bal
loon Corps, U. S. A.;" "Detachment of
Aerial Engineers, U. S. A.;" "flying ma
chine squad," "sky scouts," "cloud pick
ets," or something like this, for the news
of the day shows that tbe government has
purchased 11X000 worth of balloons, and
that an aerial station haa been established
at Fort Omaha, Neb. It Is given out that
three balloons will soon be shipped to this
station, that more will follow, and that a
hydrogen gas tank has been built to supply
the big bags. Tbe experiments with these
balloons are to ba under direction of Gen
eral James 8. Allen of the Signal corps.
European powers have been busy with
the balloon question for a long time, and
American military observers have not had
their eyes shut. Doubtless the military
branch of this government haa learned
much by the experiments of other nstlons.
Expert observation has been profitable
to this country. The Navy department
jumped from the civil war type of warship
construction to the up-to-date type unless
the building of the ships Boston, Chicago
and Atlanta be classed as an Intermediate
or experimental step.. In the matter of
submarines this . government progresses
at one bound from submarines on paper and
tn thaory to submarines of approved type
In practice.. This was true of torpedo
boats aDd destroyers.
Tbe eyes of the army have been kept
on the experiments of foreign governments
with artllkly and small arms.
The result of this alertness haa been the
saving of untold millions of dollars. The
artillery branch of the army progressed
at one step from the Napoleon of the civil
war to the t.l-lnch breech loading Rock
Island field piece, and has recently dis
carded this weapon for the t-lnch rifle of
German model. It Is believed that the new
field piece and the new Springfield rifle
are unexcelled tn accuracy, range and
rapidity of fire.
From the time of the civil War to the
creation of the Endlcott board the fortifi
cations of the United States were absurdly
antique, and were armed with the Colum
bians, mortars and other civil war types
of ordnance. In soms cases these Iron guns
had been converted into rifled breech-loaders.
But at one . stroke the ordnance of
the forts was brought up to date. And
so were the forts themselves.
It is reasonable to believe that the army
In a few months will be abreast of the
armies of France and Germany in the ef
fective use of the balloon,.
Glva Him the Job.
Mr. Harrlman says that he would like to
build the Isthmus canal, For goodness
sake, let him have the chance. Nobody
else seems willing to undertake the job.
There Are No Subterfuges
Or Deceits in This Great Piano Sale
Ws have everything; that Is advertised and as it is advertised. The great
success we are having Is because people know that when we advertise bargains
we have them.
tm a i nnr in von bow differently is the Piano business carried on
in other stores where you learn nothing about the Piano except through the
verbal statement of the salesman who Is praised by his employer when he sells
a Piano at an enormous profit? In such stores the salesmen always try to get
as much as they can for Pianos. In those stores the price marks upon the
Pianos are always fictitious. The customer is lucky Indeed who gets a fair
deal from a aalesman so schooled In the arts of deception.
But in the Hospe store it is different The Pianos themselves are of good
Quality. Every Piano Is marked in plain figures at Its bottom price and it can
not be broken, because It Is the lowest price. Surely the Hospe one-price, no
commlsslon plan is a good plan, because it makes Piano buying easy and safe,
and is a saver of money.
We Save You $50 to $150 on a Piano
PUSH PIANO SALE
On Sale This Week Until Sold (he Finest
BARGAINS IN PIANOS
Offered by any house at any time this year. Prices are mads to make Quick
sales. The highest grades and the medium priced Pianos are Included in this
great Push Piano Bale.
KNABE Piano, upright, case In fine shape, interior as good ss ever, only -$U0.
Terms Cash $15. then $8 per month. U
KIMBALL Piano, walnut upright, nearly new, fully guaranteed, $108. "
Terms $1S cash, $7 per month.
EMERSON Piano, rosewood upright. In good shape, good for 10 years,
$175. Terms $10 cash and $6 per month.
KERLICH Piano, upright, ebony case, a beautiful Instrument, looks like
a $800 Piano, only $165. Terms $10 cash and $5 per month.
WHITNEY Piano, upright, mahogany case, highly polished, looks like
new, $165. Ten Dollars will send this home and One Dollar per week pays
IRVING Piano, upright, oak case, just aa good as a new one, $167; at $10
down, $5 per month. '
HAINES A CO., walnut case uptight Piano, looks like sew, only $155.
$10 cash and $5 per month.
HARRINGTON, nearly new upright Piano, only $117. On small pay
ments. New Pianos marked in plain figures, $145, $165, $10, $200, etc. Tea
Dollars sends one home. '.
A. HOSPE CO., 1513 Douglas St,
Writs for Catalogues. FREE,
WHITTLED TO A POINT.
"The financial statements issued by the
officers of your Insurance company present
avme encouraging figures."
"Yes." answered the doubtful oitlaene;
"the liffurea are good, but the facta are
against them." Washington Star.
Wife Will tbe wife of that millionaire
you are attending liave to undergo an op
eration? FoMiiorable Burgeon Tea.
Wife Poor thing. Is It absolutely nso
F. 8. It Is, If you want your usual trip
this summer. Washington Herald. '
"How about your young lawyer, Grace T"
"What of him?"
"Has he popped?"
"Well, he asked me a hypothetical ques
tion the other night." Washington Herald.
Profesor of the Bonded University What
are the principles of profitable finance?
ai 1 i u i'i 1 .vmcTr 111 iite iux-ki, air in
tha mortgages, and the earth for the ma
nipulators of the other two elements. Bal.
tlmore American. ,
Knlcker Vou can't paint the illy.
Subbubs Never got a seed catalogue, did
you? New York Sun.
"I must say," remarked Farmer Coro
tossel, "that the Congressional Record is
the paper fur me."
"ou enjoy reading It?"
' No; I can't say as I do. But I Ilk the
way It's edited. Rather than fill up with
divorce suits an' murder trials, It suspends
publication altogether." Washington Star.
BY-LO TIBf H.
Whene'er you see me and you run to
It is fun to watch your short, uncertain
It is good to see your anna outstretched
to greet me.
It Is joy to see the look that lifts and
Tour dad to stoop right down to you and
Tour four-toothed laughter la a Joy to
Oh. it Is good to snuggle you and hug and
And your goo goo makes me glad aa
.-.j,.,. can be.. !!,. -,:; (,. i- :.. 1. .V-. . t i
Sometimes o' nights I'm sitting with myVV
While your mother tries to cuddle you
From the corner of my eye I watch you
And your squirming tickles your old dad
Tou "don't 'ants to doe to s'eept" resent
And laugh aloud and call to your "pa
poo." And I'm laughing at your mother while
Though she d freese me with a look If I
zou - ants to piay wir pop. 1 snow
yiu do, dear, 1
But your mother says It's time to go to
And while I'd love to romp and play with
I do not dare to even turn and cheep.
These mothers! How they frown upon and
Arrt tell us what to do, and when, and
But their Imitation sternness doesn't fool
And we understand and love 'em, don't
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