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Kansas hag refused to erect a statue
to John Brown, who doesn't need one.
With the Ohio river tutting anch
capers, the Big Muddy flowing past
Omaha Is a model of good behavior.
' Senator LaFollette, who has been
quite 111 In Washington, has been re
covering ever since Senator Spooner
j sent in his resignation.
"Men will go- to hell for a woman,"
' exclaimed Dr. Madison C. Peters. Pos
' sibly, but not so long as the present
; splendid supply on earth lasts.
. ."Bridge whist it a disease." says
Mrs. Jotin A. Logan.- It Is to be pre
sumed Its symptoms are, first shown
by trouble in the pocket nerves.
The "Blind Boss" of Rhode Island
seems to be a little deaf, too. as he
does not appear'to hear what the gov
ernor of the state is saying about him.
Mr. Harrlman Is said to be passion
ately fond of all kinds of fruits. The
Impression prevails that he does not
gwallow anything in that line except
' The coal caee record now stands one
conviction and one acquittal unless
the supreme court should reverse the
finding in the case la which a convic
tion was secured.
. South Omaha has a new police
board bearing commissions from Gov
ernor Sheldon. It remains to be seen
how firmly the new commissioners
will sit upon the lid.
Jim Corbett asks the country to think
of him only as an actor and to forget
that he was ever a pugilist. The coun
try will find It easier to forget that he
was ever an actor.
Omaha's new street sign ordinance
should be enforced ' and It should be
followed bp also by a bill-board or
dinance likewise designed to contri
bute to civic beauty.
A burglar broke Into the home of
a life Insurance president in New York
the other night and, after a desperate
struggle, succeeded In making his
escape without being robbed.
-. A California attorney Is said to have
carried a continuous jag for three
years. lie Is probably the one man In
the state who kept in good spirits
through the earthquake troubles. '
The American minister to Nicaragua
has tried the experiment of licking the
president of the republic Wouldn't
there be fun If some foreign minister
to Washington should try that plan?
. Omaha police captains have . had
their pay raised by legislative man
date. Now, if we can only cut out the
county Jail feeding graft, we may have
something in the way of equalisation.
i As the big bos of the Burlington,
"Jim" Hill ought to do something
handsome for Representative Wilson.
Such abject subserviency as that ex
hibited by the Custer county man en
titles him to promotion to the ranks
of the salaried railroad lobbyists for
service at future Nebraska legislatures.
The Nebraska legislature ought to
have enacted Its anti-pass law with
the emergency clause a month ago.
Had It done so. the members would
- not have been besieged by so many
vlslUag""promlant cltUens" beseech
ing them to go back on their platform
pledgee ia order to help out the tax
The country Is viewing with com
parative unconcern, if not with amuse
ment, the panic- In Wall street stocks,
due, It is solemnly announced, "to the
nervousness 6f stock market traders
as to the attitude of the national ad
ministration toward railroad corpora
tions." Within the past five months
over a fourth of the advance which
has been made in railway stocks in
the last five years has been apparently
lost On the heels of Mr, Harrlroan's
recent admissions of wrong doing on
the part of railway managers and the
arrangement for a conference between
railroad managers and President
Roosevelt, a report from Washington
that the president had not in any de
gree changed his attitude on the rail
road question started a panic which led
to a rush to sell which has not been
equaled since the remarkable break in
Northern Pacific securities a few years
The excitement due to this simp
In market quotations on securities Is
confined to Wall street. The rest of
the country, it deprived of telegraphic
communications, would know little
about it. The decline does not mean
a shrinkage in the output or value of
any of the great industries. While
stock gamblers were watching the
ticker and seeing securities shrink, Mr.
Harrlman gave out an interview that
"the railroads now have more business
than they can handle," and every sec
tion of the country, outside of Wall
street, is complaining because of a
lack of men, a dearth of material for
building purposes, a shortage of cars
needed for the transportation of prod
ucts and a general hampering by lack
of facilities necessary for properly
The stock panic is not due to un
favorable Conditions in the true busi
ness of railroading. The railroads are
hauling more merchandise than ever
before at this season of the year and
their gross earnings are at the highest
figures ever touched. While net earn
ings may show reductions in some
cases, due to the Increased cost of
labor and materials, the average is
still higher than a year ago. The
shrinkage is ascribable to the fact that
the railway and other securities man
ipulated In Wall street for speculative
purposes are having the water squeezed
out of them and the process is being
accomplished so far without serious
damage to the public or to the coun
try, "The attitude of the national 'ad
ministration,'" which so concerns Wall
street, Is not different from the atti
tude of the people, both of whom have
learned to distinguish between legiti
mate business and artificial stock Job
While peace conferences and Inter
parliamentary unions may proceed
with their deliberations and sugges
tions touching the advisability of re
ducing the naval strength of the na
tions with a view to final universal
disarmament, a financial factor which
can not be overlooked has just been
Injected Into the problem and 1b certain
to complicate tt
James Oayley. the first vice presi
dent of the Steel trust, has offered the
new feature 'for consideration by noti
fying the naval authorities at Wash
ington that his company will have to
have contracts' for 15,000 tons of
armor plate annually or be compelled
to shut down Its 'armor plate mills
and throw thousands of skilled work
men out of employment Mr. Qayley's
argument appears to be unanswerable.
Warships are worthless unless
equipped with armor plate and to get
It the purchaser must buy enough to
keep the mills going all the time. Even
the Steel trust, with a little surplus of
$100,000,000, could not afford to equip
expensive armor plate mills and run
them only when the government
should happen to -want a few yards of
armor plate to match that being used
in the construction of a battleship.
Evidently, the only way keep
armor plate mills going Is to keep on
building, new battleships. The pro
posed International peace conference
at The Hague may as well be called off.
TUB FARM BBS" VKLVKT.
If the government sources of reve
nue were to be Instantly cut off with
the appropriations for federal expenses
for the coming year, amounting to
1776,6(2,000, the farmers of the coun
try could make up the amount and
have about $100,000,000 left by sim
ply selling at prevailing market prk-es
their wheat corn and oats eft over
from last year's crops. This surplus,
as shown by the March report of the
Department of Agriculture, U the
largest In the country's history and
constitutes convincing proof of the
soundness of the real basis of the na
tion's present prosperity.
The Agricultural department's bulle
tin shows that the farmers are now
holding as a reserve stock 206,644,000
bushels of the 1907 wheat crop, 1,298,-
000,000 bushels of corn and 384,461,
000 bushels of oats. With wheat at
70 cents a bushel and corn and oats
each at 40 cents, the sale of the sur
plus grain supply of the country would
produce a fund aggregating $817,617,-
200, which must be accepted as repre
senting the farmers' velvet from the
cereal harvests of the last year.
The farmer's methods of operation
are pretty much the same the' country
over. He clings to his cash In the bank
and almost invariably disposes of
enough of his crop at the earliest pos
slble moment to pay the expenses ef
growing and harvesting. With these
Items of cost out of the way, he watts
tor a iavorabie market before dispos
ing of the share of the product that
will represent his profits for the year's
toll. "Old whpat in the bin"' Is a
farmer synonym for surplus, and this
year he has more "old wheat in the
bin" than ever before.v No Importu
nate attorney Is writing to him to
hurry up and sell his stuff to pay the
Interest on that mortgage, but on the
contrary he Is, In many cases, drawing
interest from the bank on his de
posit Instead of paying Interest on bis
The figures also are significant In
their relation to the business of the
railroads, whose presidents and man
agers -are now In the dumps. The
wheat, corn and oats reserves yet to
be marketed aggregate 1,899,105,000
bushels, which, with the . live stock,
hay and other farm products. Ought to
be sufficient to keep a few of the rail
road cars of the country busy tot some
weeks at least and prevent the indus
trial smash from coming on all of a
sudden. Study of the figures may also
explain to the high financiers why the
farmers are not committing suicide
because of Wall street's high rate for
call loans and why ;the public gen
erally refuses to 'shudder when " the
ticker records a decline of a dozen
points in the speculative value of some
call thkm orr.
In a new. interview Mr. Harrlman
elaborates on the past mistakes of the
railroads in falling to keep In touch
with the public. "The railroads have
left to lawyers and subordinates," he
says, "their dealing with legislatures.
They and the people were not taken
into full and f reo confidence a policy
which must be changed." '
If Mr. Harrlman is sincere In his
wish to change this mistaken policy let
him recall from Lincoln the disreput
able lobby representing the Union Pa
cific railroad, which has been camped
out there since the first of January,
endeavoring to corrupt and manipulate
our lawmakers away from their plain
path of duty. Let him make an at
tempt through responsible officers of
his road to co-operate with the gov
ernor and legislature and he will find
that they are reasonable men, intent
not on injuring his property, but on re
dressing long suffered grievances of
the people, at which his "lawyers and
subordinates" have only mocked. :
Call them off. '
A LEGISLATIVE DVTT.
Irrespective of the attitude of the
legislature on the question of consti
tutional amendments, it should not
overlook the duty it owes to 'itself to
submit an amendment readjusting, the
salary of .the governor and making It
legal for him to occupy the executive
mansion without any judicial hair
splitting. The supreme court may or
may not decide that free rent is In
cluded in the constitutional prohibi
tion against perquisites of office. Ne
braska has the executive mansion,
which it wishes to be at the disposal
of the governor, and It should -make
It possible for him to occupy It with
out violating the plain reading of the
Some of the faw makers profess a
reluctance to submit needed constitu
tional amendments under pretense Of
excessive cost of publishing them in
the newspapers:1 While this excuse
lv grossly, exaggerated, we feel sure
that to do the governor Justice every
newspaper In Nebraska would will
ingly print the amendments as re
quired by law free of cost. So far as
The Bee is concerned, it would gladly
Join with the other newspaper pub
lishers throughout the state to give
the 'advertising space needed for this
purpose, If that is the sticking point.
The governor of the great state of
Nebraska, whoever he may happen to
be and whatever his political affilia
tions, Is entitled to a decent salary and
a square deal at the hands of 'the peo
ple whom he serves.
The fact that no objection will be
entered to the probate of the will of
the late John A. Creighton must not
be taken to mean that there will be
no contest over the division of the
millions. The lawyers will not let a
chance like that get past them, un
less there is more In it for them to
keep hands off than to butt In.
One Incorporated village In Ne
braska last year collected the munifi
cent sum of $6.78 as village taxes
from the great rallrpad corporation
passing through, its limits. No won
der the railroads objectj to any law
which will make them pay city and
village taxes on their property on the
eame basis as other property.
Omaha business men want to re
member that post of the prejudice
against Omaha and Omaha bustaess
Interests In the present legislature has
been deliberately worked up by the
paid 'emissaries of the same railroads
that are soliciting their frame day by
Congressmen spoke 9,000,000 words
and appropriated $1,000,000,000 at
the short session of congress. If con
gressional words are going to cost $11
each, the country may find It neces
sary to send a bunch of deaf mutes to
the national legislature.
Frank Rockefeller, a brother of John
D.. has brought suit to recover
$265,000 which he was led to Invest
in a Joplln slno intne hy false pre
tenses. It Is going to be difficult to
convince a man from Joplln that It Is
any crime to skin a Rockefeller.
Now is the time for the Federation
of Improvement Clubs to get busy
with a program for bettering the ap
pearance of the city. Let the Im
provement clubs do some improving
themselves without waiting for the aid
or 'consent of the mayor And council.
Aside from the fact that he has not
been away from his home In St Taul
this winter, "Lumber King" Weyer
hauser says that story of his being
kidnaped from a train In California
and held for ransom may be substan
The attorney who secured a divorce
for Anna Gould Castellane from Count
Boni has pres .ed a bill for $7 6,000
for his services. The bill seems a large
one, but the countess probably will de
cide that It was well worth It
The price of groceries, Easter bon
nets and other necessaries of life is the
best assurance that the Woman's Chris
tian Temperance union Is mistaken In
Its prediction that polygamy will soon
spread all over the country.
St Patrick's day comes this year on
Sunday, greatly to the relief of the
Hon. Mike Lee. who would otherwise
be expected to provide a celebration
that would match his famous effort of
two years ago:
Of course. If the corporation coon has
coma down. Uncle Bam Won't hav to
ahoot, and may lower Mm sun.
The Filipino may think he has had
troubles heretofore, but now that the gov
ernment has mad It i eaay for him to
mortgage his farm he will soon be up
against the real thing.
8t. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Moat of the money contributed by the in
surance companies to the campaign of 1904
haa been restored. This was accomplished,
fortunately, without disturbing the verdict
given by the people at the polls.
Copper Rlveta m Beat.
The cdpper captain of Montana, Senator
William A. Clark, who retired on Marc1
4, will have for a successor the copper
captain, Guggenheim of Colorado. In go
ing to the senate both lose the opportunity
of being undistinguished except for the
wealth by which they purchased their
Jolta at the Water Tank.
. Philadelphia Record.
According to stock market measuresment
there has been a shrinkage of $l,H93,42O,000
In the value' of railway and Industrial
shares in the last six months. Notwlth
standing this squeezing process, there ap
pears to be no serious slackening In the
valume of current or projected legitimate
Boston .Transcript. .
Many a popular proverb offsets another
of equal hold on the publlo mind, leaving
the testimony from" this source Indecisive.
For example, former Senator Patterson of
Colorado, In appearing for himself before
the supreme court, recently, recalled the
old adage that "a lawyer who argues his
own case has a fool -for a client." To this
Chief Justice Fuller responded by quoting
a 'saying which -he - attributed to Lincoln,
that "If you want a thing dbne well, do It
yourself." Lincoln may have expressed the
Idea in this way, but It Is an old one.
Longfellow puts Into the mouth of Miles
BtandlBh the words, "I should, have remem
bered the adage, 'If you would be well
served, you must serve yourself.' "
Hlarhrr Rank Worthily Won.
Detroit Free Press.
. Reposing special trust and confidence In
the gallantry, patriotism and ability of
Lieutenant Jamee CarroIl--and the words
have seldom been more fittingly employed-"
the president has promoted him to be a
major In the service. Major CarrolUls the
hero of one of the greatest battles of this
generation.' It Is a battle that will be read
of admiringly and prove an Inspiration tt
patriotic sacrifice perhaps after Bhafter and
Kouropatktn and Dewey and Kurokl and
Roberts and Togo have been forgotten. In
the great battle against yellow fever that
succeeded much lesser battles In Cuba
Major Carroll was one of those who sub
jected himself to mosquito Infection to test
the truth of the now satisfactorily demon
strated theory of the origin of the deadly
scourge. He has In consequenoe been la
111 health ever since. May he live to wear
the star which Oeneral Leonard Wood,
General John L. Pershing, Oeneral Fred
Funaton and others now wear with do
Presidential 'preferences of Members
of th Lewtalatare.
, Boston Transcript
To the presidential preference of the
republican membt-ra of the Iowa legisla
ture considerable significance attaches.
Beventy-flve are for Roosevelt, seven for
Cummins, Ave for Shaw, four for Taft
and one for Root. Nineteen of these
Roosevelt men named him aa their Second
choice also. Indicating that they would
oonaldcr nobody else. What will happen
If a year from now, as the preparations
for the conventions are peering, the re
publican party throughout the country
lines up aa this Iowa legislature has donef
The democrats- are apparently ready to
nominate Bryan, even though the motive
for pushing him an a means of eliminating
Hearst has practically ceased to be im
pelUng. Are the American people losing
their originality? Can democrats think of
no one except Bryant Are the republicans
sura they have no other oultable candidate
except the one whom In two political cam
paigns already they have made a central
(Ufa re, first as a vice presidential nominee,
and. next aa the head of the ticket?
Lars: Leak la tfce Tanka of
It Is estimated that there has been a
shrinkage of (2.500,000,000 In the aggregate
market value of the securities on the New
York Stock exchange as compared with
last September or January, 1SCA
It is believed that Urge capitalists are
the holders of the securities wh'ch have
suffered the, moat of this shrinkage. The
reason for this belief Is that during the
period In which the shrinkage has oc
curred the general public has held aloof
because of the life Insurance exposure
and because of the apprehensions as to
the effect upon railroad and other securi
ties of agitation and legislation against
It doe not follow that the rich are much
poorer. If they have been swapping dogs
among themselves and marking up the
nominal prices of the animals marking
them down again doe not diminish their
asaete materially, because the dog ar
just th earn and worth as much as ever
except for some unfriendly legislation
which Is not likely to stand the teat of the
OTHER LANDS THAN OIRI,
Attempts have been made from tiros to
time to envelope with legal restrictions Is
Si shuttle of promoters In England and
France. Every time a large swindle Is
pulled off the authorities and the law
maker strive to console the victim with
assurance of a legal trap for the next
baiter of the enmeons. Borne little progress
In this direction has been made In the two
centuries since the famous South Be
bubble, but not enough to warrant con
gratulations of success. History shows
4hat the foxy promoter of crooked schemes
la leagues in advance of the legal hounds,
and when the latter surround an axpeoted
path the former seeks and usually finds
new routs to the purses of the gullible and
greedy. Seven years ago the British Par
liament passed an act designed to protect
Investors by requiring from promoters a
full statement of profits In company
prospectuses and by Imposing on di
rectors responsibility for the truth of state
ments made In a prospectus. Experience
since then proved that the law Is defective
and did not seriously restrict the talents
of promoters In fabricating misleading and
deceptive prospectuses. It Is now proposed
to amend the law by providing that
prospectuses must be published In one or
more newspapers. A law of similar pur
port became operative In France on March
1. This law requires promoters before of
fering shares for sale to Insert In an Of
ficial bulletin detailed Information about
the project Such notice must bear the
signatures of those who offer the shares
for sale; who must be domiciled In France,
and In all prospectuses, advertisements,
etc., reference must be made to the number
of the bulletin where such official statement
The first thing Chief Secretary Blrrell
bumped against when he took up the
rains of government In Ireland was the
entrenched bureaucracy In Dublin castle.
The system Is a link of Russian autocracy.
It Is not responsible to the British Parlia
ment and Is really a separate government
for Ireland of the moat odious and Irrespon
sible kind. Dublin Castle Is the center of
a aeries of bureaus or boards, sixty-seven
of them, composed of a host of grafters
with enormous salaries, not subject to any
revision or control directly. The 7.600,000
that goes to the civil government of Ireland
goes Into these hands, and 1,000,000 of It
remains with them as salaries, making
Ireland the moat expensive government in
the world, while every need and expressed
wish of the people is mocked at and
starved. Every little bit of business be
tween the people and the government has
to go through Dublin Castle, and by the
time the 'particular set of boards that
eeoh particular bit of business must go
through is consulted and heard from there
Is no money nor time left for the business.
These are the obstacles Mr. Blrrell must
meet and deal with. Some of these high
salaried, hair-splitting, time-killing boards
have stood between the people and the
land act, so that In three years and a half,
since the land act passed, of 6,680 evicted
tenant cases brought before them less, than
600 were satisfactorily dealt with. '
Now that General Botha Is at the head
of the Transvaal ministry. It Is Interesting
to recsll what he said before he entered
upon office. In a statement, meant for pub
lication In Englnnd. he declared: "British
supremacy will be safer In the hands of the
Boers than In those of cosmopolitan capi
talists. The questions of the flag and of
supremacy have been settled for all time.
They are both now outside politics. We
are now concerned with our domestic af
fairs. Having got free government, our
natural desire is, and our solo endeavor
will be, to so govern that the country shall
prosper and the two races be drawn to
gether. ' At Vereentglng I signed the treaty
of peace. I then solemnly accepted your
king and your flag. They are now our
king and our flag. People talk about our
hostility to the mines. There Is no such
hostility. We simply object to the men
who run the mines also running the coun
try. Had I wished 111 to the mining Indus
try as such, I had the fullest opportunity
during the war of wrecking the works along
the Wltwatersrand reef. I recognized then
that my people must look to the mines for
help, and, as I protected the mines then, so
shall I see that they are not Injured now.
This talk of wholesale Chinese expatria
tion regardless of "consequence Is non
sense. I say emphatically that nothing
shall be done to embarrass the mines so
far as unskilled labor is concerned. We
want to pursue a just and liberal policy.
It Is an accepted principle that English
shall be the compulsory language. As re
gards education generally, we are pre
pared to work on the basis of the com
promise which was reached fifteen months
ago by the representatives of the Volgite
and the official representative of the gov
ernment." "The great wave of prosperity "that 1
now felt In all the leading manufacturing
and trading countries of th world, dupli
cates In Germany most of the features
seen In America," says a writer In Moody's
Magasine. There Is the same general ad
vance In commodity prices, .with a corre
sponding reduction In the price of cheap
government and other bonds; the aame
general advance tn the wage of labor, at
tended by a' demand for workmen far be
yond the ability of the country to supply;
the same heavy movement of goods on the
railways of the country, leading to an ex
traordinary scarcity of cars; the same ex
pansion In the export and Import trade
the same activity In financial operations;
the biggest turnover In the business of th
banks ever known; the largest volume of
checks passing through the clearing
house. Shipping companies are earning
more money than ever before from the
large commercial movement and the un
paralleled emigration, and shipyards are
turning out more tonnage than In any pre
vious period of their existence. In th
various manufacturing Industries of the
country there Is scarcely a branch that 1
not working at the fullest capacity and
earning more than ever before."
The superiority of Europe's postal fa
cilities over American la sharply Illus
trated by Harold Bole In Appleton's Mag
asine. "I had occasion at Budapest" h
writes, "to send a registered letter. In
stead of having to wait for a clerk to
copy the superscription and hsnd me a
receipt I had simply to show the letter
properly stamped, and then drop It In a
mechanical contrivance, which Immediately
lasues a receipt card, automatically dated
and numbered. It make the system of
registering a letter In Hungary as simple
as dropping a piece of mall In a letter boa
In America. I desired to test this Innova
tion, and so I mailed a letter in Budapeat
addressed to myself In a hotel at Munich.
Tw hours later I took the train to the
Bavarian capital, and the day after I ar
rived In th hotel I received word that
there was a registered letter for me at the
poetofBce. The German system of postal
money order Is far superior. It seems to
me, to the American. You hand the money
Into a German postomce, give the eddreca
of th person to whom It la to be sent and
walk away with the receipt. That ends
your responsibility. The government car
ries th money to th boua. and even to
th room of the addressee."
Too Hick of a tieoa Tales;.
Nw York Evening Post,
Evidently Harrlmjun wants th govern
ment and the railroad to lie down to
gether with the government Inside the rail
ROYAL BAKmo POWDCft CO, HCW YOftK.
Wallett la the name of a democratic can
didate for alderman In St. Louis. If he
is a fat one and rightly, handled hi elec
tion Is a cinch.
A Pittsburg alderman has honored the
penitentiary by taking up his residence
there for three years. 'The Jury called his
The commission Investigating the case
of Pennsylvania's state capitol building
scooped In $27,000 at the first throw of its
lines. The sum waa forgotten Interest on
state moneys placed In a favored bank.
Out In the state of Washington a mem
ber of the legislature has Introduced a
bill to prohibit the newspapers from pub
lishing reports of all sort of crime but
It does not refer to crime committed by
One of a group of Pennsylvania travel
ing men who are boosting a third term
for Roosevelt sent word to the president
that they were his to command. Under
date of March 6 Secretary Loeb replied
J that the president "has nothing to add to
I his statement Issued on the night of his
Managers of railroads entering Balti
more Informed leaders of the municipal
campaign now under way that the custom
of contributing to the campaign fund will
be cut out this time. An official of one of
the corporations says: "If the politicians
of either party attempt to hold us up they
will be sadly disappointed."
-. Nearly 200 representative republicans of
the Nineteenth congressional district In
northern Ohio recently dined together at
Nlles. Judge Roberts of the common pleaa
bench .made a savage attack upon Senator
Foraker'a course In opposing President
Roosevelt, and predicted that the next re
publican standard bearer would be Wil
liam Howard Taft, Judge Wanamaker of
Akron thanked his associate of the same
bench for giving expression "to the
thoughts we all feel, but have cowardly
A BCNCII OF SMILES.
Ite leaned over her tenderly.
"I would give anything to possess your
hand," he sighed.
"Thank you. but I will keep It for my
self," she answered.
For she -was winning everything tn sight
at "bridge. Baltimore American.
"Yes, he punctured his tire by picking up
a diamond atlekpln."
"Lucky, wasn't he?"
"I should say not. Guess you don't know
wtiat some cf those big tires cost." Cleve
land Plain Denier.
"You said a numbT of good things In
your congressional speeches."
"Yes," answered the statesman, "I think
that the material I. tried, out has yielded
The New Hats
T the ordinary Hat store you have a
limited choice of shapes.
,You have all the shapes to choose
from here. . ,
The new styles are all in and it's
time now to change.
have an unusually complete line of
the new shapes and shades in Soft Hats.
Agents for the Mallory Cravenette
rowning, King & Co
E. S. WILCOX, Manager.
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6end for Free Catalogue.
about all I need for my summer Vecturo
tour." Washington Star.
"The tenor." said the first vestryman,
"has the vulgar habit of finding fault with
th other alr.gers."
" 'Vulgar' seems a rather strong adjec
tive," remarked the other, "It's a common
habit to acquire." Philadelphia Press.
"Rumgles, do you know you can effect a
good dral of a saving merely in the matter
of sifting your coal ashes?"
"You bet I do. I've saved myself a good
deal of time and a lot' of nssty work by
not sifting mine." ChJcsgo Tribune.
"My next door neighbor Is always looking
ahead for troub'e."
"Well, this morning I saw him sharpen
ing his lawn mower." Cleveland Plain
"Where are your government whlpa In
this parliamentary struggle?" asked the
English statesman of the Russian grand
"The Cossacks have got 'em," he an
swered, grimly. Baltimore American.
"Do you thing Hamlet was afflicted with
a brain storm7
"No." answered the eminent actor:
observation Is that Hnmlet suffers le from
brain-storm than from barn-storm
' DOWNFALL OF BILL.
James Barton Adams.
I've got a letter, parson, from my son away
. out West.
An my oj' heart is heavy as on anvil In my
To think the boy whose future I had ones
so proudly plnnned
Should wander from the path of right an'
come to slch an end'
t told him when he left us not three short
He'd find himself a-plowln' In a mighty
He'd miss his father's counsel, an' his
mother's prayers, too;
But he said the farm was hateful, an' ho
guessed he'd have to go.
I know thar's big temptation for a young
ster In the West,
But I believed our Billy had the courage to
An' when he left I warned him of the ever
That lie like hidden sarplnts In life's path
way every wheres.
But Bill he promised faithful to be keerful,
He'd build a reputation that'd make us
1 mighty proud;
But it seems as how my counsel sort o
faded from lils mind,
An' now the boy's In trouble o' the reri
' ' wusteet kind! -
His tetter came so seldom that I somehow
sort or kr.uwed
That Billy was a-tramplng on a mighty
' rocky road,
But never once Imagined he would bow my
head In shame,
An' In the dust 'd waller his ol' daddy's
He writes from out In Denver, en' tho
story's mighty short;
I Just can't tell his mother, It'll crush her
poor ol' Iwart!
An' so I reckoned, parson, you might break
tne news to her
Bill's in the Legislature, but he doesn't say
$5.00 per Month Pays the Bill.
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