Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 06, 1907, Page 4, Image 4
HIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: "WEDNESDAY, MAROT 6, 1907. )-i . ; Tiie Omaha Daily Bee. r rOUNDBD Bt EDWARD ROBEWATER. j ' VICTOR ROBSHTAIXR, HDITOR. . Entered at Omaha poetofBee m seoond class matter. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Dally Be (without Sunday), one year.-H' lally Boa and Sunday, ona year. ........ ( 00 gunday bee. ena year - tto Saturday Bee, ona year 16 DELIVERED BT CARRIER. Daily Fee (Including Sunday), par week.. 15c Dally M-e (without Sunday), par week.... We Evening Baa (without Sunday), per week. 60 ,Evenlng Baa (with Sunday), per week... .100 Address complaints of Irregularities In de Mvery to City Circulation Department. OFFICES. ' Omaha The Bee Building. Smith Omaha City Hall Hulldlnf. Council Bluffs 10 Pearl Street. Chicago 1$) t'nity Building. New York 1608 Home Dl(e Insurance Bldg. Washington 8ul Fourteenth Street. CORRESPONDENCE. Communication relating to new and ed itorial matter should be addressed: Omaha Bee, Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, express or poatal order, payable to The Bee Publishing Company. Only 3-cent atampa received In payment or mall aocounta. Fersonal checka. except on Omaha or eastern exchange, not accepted. THE BEB PUBLISHING COMPANY. 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 14.........: 31,840 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, General Manager. Subscribed In my preaence and aworn to before me thla let day of March. 1907. (Seal) M. B. Hl'NOATE. NoUry Public. 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 feeding graft? 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 TREASURY. 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 booms. 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 from them. 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 greatly enlarged.' 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 his kitchen. 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 from him. 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 neat sum. 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 mise. 1 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 Jim." 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 construction. 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. RcTtalnaT Memories. Washington Herald. 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' week. Boost for States' dlajhta. Baltimore News. 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 public mind. lareaS e)f Two-Ccat Fares. Springfield Republican. 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 wrong. 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 opposition. 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 represfnts. 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 pie counter. 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," SysUasatliUi ftevkc rrjSisJ ..Desks.. TaU eat, sella sak-CaaVr stake-It laefces ieaf-kkjk grass, sadaU23.30 a. Us far CnatUM Offlae Outfits QrciiardMYilhelm Carpet Co. f7f(y Yonra XN1 ) I (CEBEAM mm A Cream of Tartar Powder rJlado From Grapoa IMO ALUM BALXOONS FOR TUB ARMY. Eaatpmeat for the Sky Pickets at Fort Omaha. Washington Stsr. 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. Chicago Chronicle. 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 for It. 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, r ilio Standard 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 essaryT 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. Houston Post. Whene'er you see me and you run to meet me It is fun to watch your short, uncertain legs. It is good to see your anna outstretched to greet me. It Is joy to see the look that lifts and begs ( Tour dad to stoop right down to you and take you. Tour four-toothed laughter la a Joy to me; Oh. it Is good to snuggle you and hug and shake you. And your goo goo makes me glad aa .-.j,.,. can be.. !!,. -,:; (,. i- :.. 1. .V-. . t i Sometimes o' nights I'm sitting with myVV paper While your mother tries to cuddle you to sleep. From the corner of my eye I watch you caper. And your squirming tickles your old dad a heap) Tou "don't 'ants to doe to s'eept" resent each snuggle, And laugh aloud and call to your "pa poo." And I'm laughing at your mother while ysu struggle, Though she d freese me with a look If I said boo! zou - ants to piay wir pop. 1 snow yiu do, dear, 1 But your mother says It's time to go to sleep, And while I'd love to romp and play with you, dear, I do not dare to even turn and cheep. These mothers! How they frown upon and rule us, Arrt tell us what to do, and when, and 1 how; But their Imitation sternness doesn't fool us. And we understand and love 'em, don't we, now?