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THE OMAIIA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1907.
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Subscribers !! the elty ten,
porarlly ahould have The Be
sailed t them. Address will be
changed a a often aa reeated.
dmaha'a grain market doe not
stand or fall on any. grain elevation
The drouth has been broken at Lin
coin and the political campaign there
may be resumed.
And now New York Is coming Into
the I -cent tare class. They are all
following Nebraska's lead.
Admire the April snow and prepare
to pay trust prices tor home grown
fruit next summer and autumn.
Latest reports from the peace con
gress in New York Indicate that the
bird of peace Is still wearing gaffs.
According to authoritative advices
from the court house, Judge Redlck's
dog, "Nipper," feels greatly relieved.
The cause of universal disarmament
might be advanced by requiring the,
pistol toters of the world to disarm as
Bird Color of New York wants the
next ticket to be Bryan and Hughes.
Color's chief success has been achieved
In selling ice.
Laymen are being enlightened on the
significance of the term "mean tem
perature" that is so frequently used
tn weather bureau reports.
It must be embarrassing to Colonel
Harvey, editor of Harper's Weekly, to
observe that he attracts more attention
by his speeches than by his writing.
Without Infringing upon any of "Old
Probs" Welsh's vested rights. It is now
safe to put the snow shovel back In
the cellar and get out the lawnmower.
Mr. Hearst Intimates that he Is go
ing to try to swallow the democratic
party. He may succeed, but the dem
ocratic party refused to swallow him.
Switzerland has passed a law pro
hibiting the drinking of. absinthe.
Ewitierland evidently finds It pays bet
ter to sell Its absinthe to Us neigh
bors. Soma more federal court sentences
are due to be doled out to the land
fencers, but the Omaha club Is no
longer on the official list of detention
The decision in the Union Pacific
ejraln elevation case la that the eleva
tion charge Is not Illegal, but only ex
cessive. This is a distinction with a
The Bouth Omaha school board
must be acquiring the rough house
habit by contagious imitation of the
democratic members of our Omaha
For the purpose of a study in con
trasts just keep the pictures from your
eed catalogue and compare them later
In the season with the stuff that comes
from the planting.
A son of Vfce President Fairbanks
has been elected baptala of the sopho
more base ball team at Yale. The
-presidential candidate who captures
the fan vote will have a walkaway.
South Omaha no sooner gets rid of
one Injunction than it la plastered
over with another. In the due course
of time the good people - of South
Omaha will com to the conclusion
that the teat antidote for the injunc
tion malady la annexation.
wbkbm rut snot rixcnxa.
Our amiable democratic contempor
ary appears to be highly incensed at
the makeup of the newly appointed
supreme court commission and It re-
Jlavine; tactf by taking EhOtS St tho
new members of the commission In
order to hit over their shoulders the
chief Justice, whose term Is about to
expire and who may be a candidate
The Bee is not sufficiently familiar
with the records and antecedents of
the new supreme court commissioners
to pass on their qualifications, or to
deny that better material might not
possibly have been found. But the
place where the shoe pinches and
which . the democratic organ tries to
cover up Is the Identity of the two
commissioners whose services have
been dispensed with. The two com
missioners dropped happen to be of
the fusion persuasion. Had they een
reappointed, . or had two other good
fusion lawyers been named, no fault
finding would have emanated from
As a matter of fact, nothing could
emphasize more forcibly the unsatis
factory character of the whole su
preme court commission system than
the periodical squabble over the po
litical apportionment of the places on
the commission.! From the start the
practice pursued has been to make the
commission reflect the political com
plexion of the court When the su
preme court consisted of one demo
cratic Judge, one populist Judge and
one republican Judge, each assumed
to name his own representative on the
commission and each one's choice had
to be of his own political faith. In
order to hold their places on the com
mission two of the members suffered
convenient conversions to republican
ism Just as the court became filled
with republican Judges. The two out
going fusionlsts have held on for
nearly two years after the last fusion
Judge vacated his place on the bench,
and they ought to be, and doubtleas
are, personally satisfied . with the gen
erous treatment accorded them.
So long, however, as we have Judges
appointing colleagues, who ought to
be elected by the people, Just so long
we will have disappointed self-seekers
trying to put the blame on the court.
Fortunately, the solution seems to be
In sight by the adoption of the consti
tutional amendment which Is to be
voted upon next year, enlarging the
court and making It possible to do
away with the commission makeshift
CHARGES AOA1XST MR. BRTCW.
London papers are much wrought up
over what they conceive to be a be
trayal of British Interests by Hon.
James Bryce, the British ambassador
at Washington. Mr. Bryce has been
accorded a most hearty welcome to
America and within a few months has
succeeded fn securing a standing In
official and diplomatic circles ordinar
ily achieved only after years of serv
ice. He has been accepted on terms
of official and social Intimacy with the
president, secretary of state and others
closely Identified with the administra
tion. In fact this intimacy Is consid
ered by the Tory press of London as
being too close to be of advantage to
British Interests. The Tory organs
profess to believe that Ambassador
Bryce has become a party to an Amer
ican political conspiracy which seeks
to put Canada under the Dtngley tariff,
thus annexing the Dominion, econom
ically, to the injury of Qreat Britain
and its Interests.
The London Saturday Review says
that "Mr. Bryce will, of course, do his
best to persuade Sir Wilfred Lairler
and his government from their senti
ment for England. Like Goldwln
Smith, he would no doubt view Ameri
can annexation of 'Canada with equa
nimity." The Saturday Review's con
ception of the situation would be Im
portant If true. Unfortunately, how
ever, it serves simply to Illustrate the
fact that the London editors know
little about the Canadian people, their
aims, purposes and ambitions. Cana
dians will resent the Imputation that
they are so many dummies to be dis
posed of In the political or economical
game to suit Ambassador Bryce, Sec
retary of State Root or any other man
or set of men. As a matter of fact no
more Independent people exist than the
Canadians. Thoughtful, resourceful
and aggressive, they are perfectly com
petent to manage their own affairs and
they are proceeding to do so, regard
less of advice from either London or
American statesmen have too long
neglected the opportunity to cultivate
annexation sentiment in Canada. Con
ditions were ripe for euch work years
ago, when Canadian Industries were In
their Infancy and the Dominion had to
depend upon the United States for
most of Its manufactured articles. But
the manufacturing Industries of Can
ada, have been developed at a marvel
oua rate in the last decade. Its trans
portation facilities have been quad
rupled In a dozen years and It Is now
asking no favors from any country.
When Canada wanted trade union.
reciprocity or some betterment of com
merclal relations with the United
States the authorities at Washington
were either Indifferent or opposed.
Now that American manufacturers
want Canadian wood pulp. Iron and
steel ore, lumber and other raw ma
tetials, Canada's indifference has be
come as pronounced as was that of
the United States a few years ago.
This London talk of Ambassador
Bryce bartering away the Imperial con
nection of Canada la therefore all
moonshine.. If he succeeds in paving
the way for better Industrial relations
between the two countries he will have
done a splendid diplomatic service for
the Dominion, which owes no more
than a sentimental allegiance to the
KKltTVCKra WRATH AROUSED.
Emperor William of Germany doubt
loss will be more determined than ever
against universal disarmament pro
posals it he gets a hint of what 'is be
ing said about him and his repre
sentatives by the gentlemen of Ken
tucky, who are always ready to fight
anyone who questions their boasted
supremacy in the possession of fair
women, fast horses and good whisky.
True, the Blue Grass state has lost
some of Its prestige in the beverage
line recently, a majority of the coun
ties having gone "dry" in local elec
tions, but the supply is still adequate
to the demands for home consumption
and advance reports indicate a mint
crop the finest ever. While the aver
age Kentucky colonel may take a Jibe
at his favorite brand of whisky in be
coming good nature, he stands ready to
give battle to any person who has the
temerity to cast reflections upon the
Kentucky hoss. That is the cause of
Kentucky's present Indignation at the
It seems that Dr. Arnold Franck,
personal representative of Emperor
William, was recently sent to Ken
tucky to purchase a thousand thor
oughbred horses for use of German
army officers. Re spent some time In
the vicinity of Lexington and then re
ported that he could find no horses in
Kentucky that would answer his pur
pose and that he would go to other
states in his search, the Kentucky
horses being too light and without the
necessary endurance. The humiliating
feature of the situation Is that the
Kentucklans do not know how they
can show their resentment of this at
tack upon one of their sacred Institu
tions. The water hazard between
Kentucky and Germany makes a war
of Invasion repugnantly Impossible.
An oratorical contest Is out of the
question, as the fine and effective
points of the Kentucky vernacular
could never be translated Into German.
Trade retaliation would be Ineffective,
as the Kentuckian carea aa little for
beer as the German does for Juleps.
With his own mental picture of the
German cavalry officer, built on Gam
brinus lines and mounted upon Clydes
dales of the kind used as plow horses
In Kentucky, the Kentucky colonel
feels that It would be an Insult to the
go nine royalty of bis state that has
captured the ribbons In the greatest
turf tests of the world, to make Its
members beasts of burden for any
Teuton military monster. His diffi
culty la that he does not know Just
how to express this feeling so It will
sink In and rankle. The kaiser's
safety lies la the fact that the Ken
tuckian is stumped for means to vent
his consuming wrath.
AH ISSCK WITH An "IT."
Something like a concerted effort Is
being made by democrats In different
sections of the country to start a pres
idential boom for Senator Culberson
of Texas. The promoters of the move
ment contend that Senator Culberson
occupies a position somewhere between
the radical Bryan democrats and the
ultra-conservative democrats of the
Cleveland school and is, therefore,
available as a compromise candidate
who might satisfy both factions of his
party. Mr Culberson's record aa at
torney general and governor of Texas
and senator of the United States is,
by admission of both democrats and
republicans, an excellent one, and his
possession of qualifications for high of
fice is generally conceded. He would
doubtless be a strong factor In the
next democratic national convention If
only he could frame a platform that
would form an Issue for his divided
party, but his efforts in that direction
thus far have not been particularly
By invitation of the Texas legisla
ture Senator Culberson addressed that
body recently on the political issues of
the day. Careful study of his speech,
however, falls to disclose any issue
of an affirmative character raised by
him calculated to inspire enthusiasm
or popular support. He Ignored com
pletely the tariff Issue, which Mr.
Cleveland insists must be made para
mpunt In 1908 If the democrats have
any political Judgment or desire to
win. Yet the senator takes issue flatly
with Mr. ' Bryan on the government
ownership proposition, declaring that
the attempt to make a distinction be
tween Immediate and ultimate owner
ship is merely temporizing with the
question. He opposes government
ownership of any kind as "the essence
of socialism Itself" and opposed -to the
cardinal principles of the democratic
Having thus failed to agree with
either of the factional leaders of his
party, Senator Culberson proceeded to
outline a plan-of campaign for the
democrats next year. He intimates
that President Roosevelt will be the
candidate of the republican party for
another term and declares that the
Issue for the democrats should be op
position to Imperialism and centraliza
tion of federal authortty. He accepts
with satisfaction the president's policy
on railway rate regulation and trust
control, but makes It plain that the
democratic fight must be made against
the president's personality and the
danger of giving President Roosevelt
further opportunity to apply his theo
ries of the scope and purpose of fed
eral government. -
The Culberson lssne la not a robust
one and there is little prospect that
it will gain sufficient "virility ' lu the
few months before the real opening of
the national campaign. Its only hope
of development, according to the sen
ator's own admission, depends on Mr.
Roosevelt being again a candidate. An
Irkiia with an "If" w)lt not attract
much attention at the present stage of
the political game.
The rule against free street car rides
for policemen may break up much
sociability with the motorman. Seri
ously, however, It Is likely to Inter
fere with the prompt discharge of po
lice duty. Where a policeman would
formerly Jump on a street car to an
swer a hurry call he will now throw
the benefit of the doubt in favor of
The invitation committee for San
Francisco's banquet in celebration of
the earthquake anniversary seems to
have left Mayor Schmits off Its list of
honored guests. Or perhaps the
mayor has not yet recovered from the
political earthquake that subsequently
Indiana Is to commence suit against
the Standard Oil company In that state
for the collection of $1,000,000 In
back taxes. Look out for the an
nouncement that the Standard Oil com
pany of Indiana Is going to remove Its
headquarters to Kansas City.
Texas hotel proprietors will refuse
to comply with the recent act of the
legislature requiring nine-foot sheets
on hotel beds unless the legislature
will pass a companion measure prohib
iting Texans from sleeping with their
Theodore P. Shonts, once chairman
of the Panama Canal commission, says
the American people should cultivate
patience. So far as Mr. Shouts is con
cerned the American people have
shown remarkable patience.
Activity in Omaha real estate con
tinues to hold up. With assurance of
comparatively low taxes as a result of
the terminal tax law. Investments In
local realty ought to be particularly
attractive Just now.
An effort le being mado to induce
Senator Culberson of Texas to become
a candidate for the democratic nomina
tion for president. One strong card
In his favor is that he Is different from
Now that the peach crop has been
properly destroyed In various parts of
the country, the weather bureau may
proceed with the announcement that
the weather for this spring has been
The Rough Riders are not enthusi
asts over the peace congress delibera
tions. If It had not been for a war
the Rough Riders would not be hold
ing the best federal offices In the coun
try. Presidential Timber.
After all the big stick appears to be
about the only presidential timber now in
Record of a Peacemaker.
At time President Roosevelt's Impulsive
utterances may sound warlike, but his rec
ord of achievement aa a practical peace
maker gives him a higher place In the per
centage column than even that of Mr.
Says H. H. Rogers reproachfully, "Out
side the Christian religion petroleum Is
the greatest boon humanity haa aver
known." The man actually aeerna to think
he - created petroleum and bestowed It on
Prospective Boost In Oil.
The Standard OH company has been con
victed of receiving 1,463 rebates, which sub
ject It to possible fines of nearly 130,000,000.
This is more money than Mr. Rockefeller
haa given to the Unlverislty of Chicago
and nearly three-quarters aa much aa he
haa given first and last to the general edu
cation board. If these fines should be col
lected It Is terrible to think of the point
to which Mr. Rockefeller would have to
raise the price cf oil.
Trost-Bnattas; With tbe Torch.
There la a reminiscent flavor of the Ku
Klux Klan in the night-rldlng organisa
tions which are burning the plantation of
Kentucky tobacco growers who refuse to
Join In the fight on the Tobacco trust. In
deed, It sometimes seems as If the popular
erase for trust busting might prove worse
than the evil at which It Is aimed. Cer
tainly when, aa In this case, it takea the
form of midnight arson we may Justly
question it entire desirability.
Vrgency of F.arly Trial.
Charges that certain western United
States senators have been stealing gov
ernment land ought to be brought to an
issue speedily. Left unanswered, such
charges strengthen the hands of thos who
maintain that the entire membership of
the senate Is corrupt and dishonest. The
best way to dlsprov the Insinuations of
the senate's enemies Is to go after thos
senators who are charged with dishon
esty. If they are innocent that fact will
speedily be demonstrated. If they are
guilty the place for them Is not In the sen
ate but In the penitentiary.
Income of Congressmen.
The law raising the salaries of members
of congress to U.SuO. which went Into force
March 4, has properly escaped the criti
cism which so fiercely aanalled an attempt
thirty years &o. Th new figure Is none
too high. After July 1 each member of the
house will be allowed 12e a month for
clerk hire without the requirement of certi
fying; that this sum haa been expended for
clerical assistance. A Missouri member,
now retired, beasts that ha saved his en
tire salary of $10,000 during his two-year
term, by acting as his own private secre
tary and living on his allowance fur clerk
hire. Probably he was not one of the mem
bers to whom his constituents applied to
be shown about the capital city. Th new
salary figure with the allowances for sta
tionary, clerks and mileage represent a re
spectable compensation, and deprive the
frequent statement that only rich men can
afford to go to congress of muuh of Its
J tor ca.
OTHER LARD TIIAt OmS.
Th conference of the premier of th
various oolonlee of the British empire, now
In progress In London, la confronted by a
rac problem as acute a Chinese and
Japanese Immigration haa proven to he on
th Paclflo coast. It I not likely the
eonfereno will take action of a decisive
character. Its purpose being advisory,
but the fact will be brought home to the
British ministry that the policy of the
open door In all divisions of the British
empire to all races must be radically modi
fied, If not wholly abandoned. Th first
act of th new Transvaal Parliament was
the passage of a Mil excluding Asiatics,
including th Japanese, who are allies of
Great Britain, and the Hindoos, who ar
fellow subjects of the king. Premier
Botha represents the sentiments embodied
In that law and will vigorously oppose
every effort to Interpose the royal veto.
New Zealand Is equally emphatic In op
position to alien races, and a llkefeellng
Is rapidly spreading throughout Australia.
British Columbia not long ago sought to
exclude Chinese and Japanese laborer,
and enacted a law for that purpose, but
was prevailed upon by the British privy
council to repeal or suspend the law, and
thus "save the face" of th Anglo-Japanese
alliance. Race antagonlun m Aus
tralia, New Zealand, the Transvaal and
British Cblumbla, doe not differ In Its
general characteristics from that mani
fested In California. Nor Is It confined to
labor circles. It pervades all classes, and
Is based on a determination to safeguard
the future of th white race from an In
jurious Aslatlo Invasion. Thus the "yel
low peril" Is 'brought horn to England,
and la bound In tlm to Jar the unholy al
liance with Japan.
Interpreters of sign of the times see In
recent event in Italy a gradual reconcilia
tion between the Vatican and the qulrtnal.
While there la no outward show of remun
eration or concession on either side, It la
apparent that the old antagonism is wear
ing away, a better feeling prevails, church
men and government officials meet more
frequently, and In many quarter the be
lief obtain that an understanding for the
common defense la an early probability.
The era of good will In Italy Is In marked
contrast with the policy of the French
government. The latter improves every
opportunity to flout religion. A corres
pondent of the New York Mall, an Ameri
can now In France, relate a number of
conspicuous Instance of the prevailing
official contempt for church and creed.
When the battleship Lena blew up, the
wounded and dying soldiers, mostly men of
Brittany and devout Catholics, called for
priests. But a priest waa not permitted to
minister to their spiritual needs save only
when th dying man could give the name
and address of the priest. Aa very few of
the victims- of the disaster knew the name
of nearby priests they were practically
denied spiritual consolation. Later, at the
burial of the dead sailors, none of the of
ficials present would enter the church
and absented themselves from the grave
side during the few minutes a prayer was
delivered. Another prominent official dele
gated to attend the unveiling of a statu of
Joan de Arc in the cathedral at Rheims
purposely delayed th trains on which he
waa riding so aa to arrive too late to par
ticipate In the church ceremony. More
conspicuous and significant than these dis
creditable Instances waa th government's
political demonstration at the burial of the
militant atheist, Berthelot, in the Pan
theon, three weak ago.
During; a debate in th German Reich
stag on two interpellations calling for the
reform Of the win act of ISM, Dr. Roeicko,
the agrarian leader, made surprising reve
lations regarding- the systematic) adultera
tion of th Rhine and Mosolle Wines sent
to all parts of Europe. Dr. Roaleke stated
that th condition prevailing in the Ger
man wine trod were scandalous almost
beyond belief. During the last five years,
aid Dr. Hoslcka, there bad been 4oS trials
of persons accused by the publlo prose
cutor of adulterating wines, and the ag
gregate punishments Inflicted amounted Vo
four years' and three months' Imprison
ment In addition to fines of more than
130,000. During 1906 no fewer than 7O.U00
gallons of wine were condemned by state
Inspector and destroyed aa unfit for pub
llo consumption. In one case it was dis
covered that a firm of chemical manufac
turers at Stuttgart sent concoctions for
doctoring; wine to no fewer than 231 dif
ferent firms of wholesale wine merchants
In different part of Germany, and this
discovery led to more than 200 convictions
for wine adulteration. Oases had been
discovered in which from 86 to 90 per cent
of so-called wine consisted of Improper
Ingredients, Injurious to th health of the
consumer!. One win merchant was
proved to have purchased within seven
years S4.000 pounds of glycerine, 12,000
pounds of tartaric acid, 1.600 pounds of
potash and 1,100 ounds of citric acid,
Statistics of emigration from Ireland for
1906 have been made public by the British,
government. Undvr the "improving sys
tem of government" for Ireland mentioned
by the kiug at th opening of Parliament,
a total of S5.918 persons left the Island
during the year, or 8.2 per 1,000 of the
estimated population. In 1906 tn number
of emigrants was about 40,000. Some l,MW
were in th prime of life and 27,079 took
passage to 'the United States. Ulster
province contributed 12,331 and Munater
10.0U, Coanaught and Lelnater following
with 7,S and 6,079, respectively. This
outgo of people in the prima of Ufa I a
serious drain on the vitality of th popu
lation. Persistent efforts to check It, made
at home and In this country, produce) meager
results and are not likely to prove ef
fective so long as needed reforms for the
public welfare ar granted grudgingly and
by piecemeal, and laws administered In a
spirit of Irritating antagonism to the bulk
of the population. Even with ail national
demands conceded, a remote contingency,
the "greater Ireland" beyond the sea must
ever prove an Irresistible attraction to
th ambitious, buoyant young people of
th Emerald Isle.
Th retirement of Lord Cromer, Great
Britain's controller general of Egypt, over
which he haa presided for twenty years,
occasions widespread regret and com
mendation for his work aa an administra
tor. Charles Francis Adams, In an article
In th Century a year ago, characterized
Lord Cromer's rule aa a model of colonial
administration. The system was based,
he said, on a sympathetic attitude and
corresponding speech en th part of those
representing the protectorate, "a policy
and practloe looking wholly to the good,
moral and material, of the community
acted upon," and "a continuity of personal
relations carried on through agencies nut
subject to political change at home." Lord
Cromer's latest report, published last week,
deals larpely with the disturbances that
have developed d'irlrjr a twelvs-r;--r-h. it
la not to be denied that the operation of
the protectorate has been of a kind ma
terially to benefit the country and the mans
of Its inhabitants. Shortly after the cap
ture of Khartoum the revenue of the Sudan
was estimated at H0,0i0. With a much
lighter system of taxation It was raised
to over t&u0,000 In six yeara. In Egypt
proper there has been a similar llgh tuning
of the burdens of taxatfcrn, while Imports
and exports have more than doubled and
th cultivated land area has Increased by
over 1,0u0,C'jO acres. A degree) of prosperity
has been attained unknown for manjr year
DISTINCTIVELY A CREAM OF
TARTAR BAKING POWDER
tfoes not contain an atom of phos
phaUo acid (which Is tho product ofbonoa
digested In sulphurlo aold) or of alum
(which la one-third sulphurlo acid), un
healthful substances adopted for other ba v
king powders because of their cheapness
Former Mayor Dunne of Chicago threat
ens to go on the lecture platform and get
even with his enemies.
Mayor Busse of Chicago cut down his
Inaugural message to 200 words and then
cut the pie with an ax.
Mr. Taft haa never yet approached a lid
with sitting Intentions and failed to make
good. That Ohio lid, however, bids fair to
tax his capacity.
The lower branch) of the Illinois legis
lature passed a bill Increasing the pay of
members from $1,000 to 82,000 a year. Mem
bers do not say they earn tho advance.
They simply need the money.
The spinsters of Danville, III., forced
into the local campaign the Issue of tax
ing bachelors. The latter didn't do a
thtng to the spinsters. They carried every
office, Including a bachelor mayor. The
Three democratic officials of Bt, Louie,
heads of departments, actually saved
830,077 out of the funds allowed them, and
covered the amounts Into the treasury.
Th Impressive Influence of Folk's famous
shakedown holds good In making good.
The legislature of Pennsylvania repealed
th notorious press muzzle law fathered
by Governor Pennypacker two years ago.
Edmond Beoll, distinguished as the
"stork mayor" of Alton, 111, wna trium
phantly re-elected over a nervy bachelor
New York's new law governing cam
paign expenses permits a candidate for
governor to spend as 'high as $10,000 and
other candidate smaller amounts, includ
ing J4.000 for a congressional race. The
boys In the trenches will not get enough
to shout about next time.
Senator Whyte of Maryland, despite his 82
years, has been In action again. Baltimore
is In the throes of a hotly fought municipal
election which Is said to presage a battle
royal between democrats and republicans
for the control of the state. Senator
Whyte was the last of eight speakers at
a big democrats mass meeting In Balti
more th other night and not a man left
th hall until he bad concluded,
In poking good-natured fun. at Secretary
Taft and his presidential boom newspaper
writers and cartoonists have created a gen
eral Impression that the Ohio man has a
tremendous abdominal development. The
truth Is he can barely be called tat. He is
lighter by fully 100 pounds than he waa a
year ago and his girth Is little, if any, more
than In proportion to his dimensions other
wise. For many months Mr. Taft has con
fined himself rigidly to a form of diet pre
scribed by an eminent English physician,
the chief feature of which is gluten bread,
which the secretary calls "dog blacults."
u Deuer snowing 01 noya uuu vmiuicu n
Suits, Hats, Caps and Furnishings can be
found than we are showing this spricg.
Young Men's Suits, cut right up to the min
ute, and the small boy in knee pants will
find that our Two-Piece Suits have the new
curves and the latest shades. We are show
ing a splendid line of Boys' Shirts and
Blouse Waists in all the new
In short, we have just what you want for and right
up to the minute.
IB? owning, Eiing & Co
R. S. WILCOX Manager.
Slipping Around on the Price
That's what people don't like. At any rata it's never safe
to buy a Piano from a dealer who practices such methods. And
besides, it's unsafe. We mean for the customer. The dealers
make more money by slipping and sliding around and having all
kinds of prices, or else they wouldn't do it. And some of them
have a secret arrangement with a number of people whereby they
are paid a commission for recommending that particular dealer
and his Pianos. We prefer to deal squarely and iq the open,
guaranteeing to each customer the same price and the same fair
treatment that is glvn to all, rather than to get an abnormal
profit by paying commissions and by having a sliding price.
In No Other Store in the United States
is there such a magnificent stock of the best Pianos in the world.
More than you would find lu a dozen average Piano stores. We
are factory distrbutors for:
KranWh & Ilach at :!73;
Krukaucr at $450; Kimball at
$2UO; Hush & Lau at $:i73;
llailet & Davis at $iOO; Weaer
MILES OF SPRING.
"Tea," said the honest dealer, handing
up the barrel of applea he had just packed,
"there's always room at the up. That's
why I gmerally put the biggest ones In Ui
top row."' Chicago Tribune.
"I," said the professional acrobat, "am
luckier than tho rest of you, for 1 am In
dependent of the weather man."
"How Is that?" aked one of hi hear
ers. "Because, whenever I want to, I can
Indulge In a hand-made spring." Philadel
"Why are you so bitter toward wealth?"
"Well," answered the economio thoorlst,
"perhaps the InMlm-uve aversion that
many Intellectual people feel toward
strangers Influences me. I might feel moi
kindly toward wealth if I were better ac
quainted with It." Washington Star.
"Hello!" said Borem. "I Just thought
I'd drop In on you tod:iy to"
"I thought you would, too," Interrupted
"You did? Now, that' strange, be
"Mot at all; this la the busiest day I'v
had for weeks." Catholio Standard and
"Girls," said the manager of a quick
lunch Joint, "I want you to look your best
today. Add ait extra ribbon or ring. Glv
your cheeks an extra daub of powder."
"What's the matter?" asked the fair head
waitress. "Buter bad again?"
"No, said the munaer; "tn peer on
the bum." Pltsburg Dispatch.
"Do you consider a chauffeur worth 8200
"Well, the last one I had ran away with
my wife, and you knew my wife, old man."
A TALK OF TWO BIRDS.
The White Dove of Peace puffed her fea
thers with pride,
And threw out her Inflated breast.
The while the American Eagle she eyed.
As up on his high perch she pressed.
"Excuse me. I beg, sir, but please glv
I'm sorry If feeling I stirred.
But really I'll do the position more grace.
For I'm now the National Bird."
The Eagle he swelled up to three times
As he looked on the Impudent Dove,
With rage and contempt in th glare of
And answered, "Indeed I'll not move.
Do you think with my beak and my sharp
I care for your slight olive branch?
You'd better be good and go 'way, now,(
I Intend to stay boss of this ranch."
"How you talk to a lady, you brute, you
Shrieked the Dove, In a fairetto rage;
"If you were not so bald, I would Just pull
You ought to be In a 100 cage."
The Eagle he pushed her right oft of the
And croaked, "These reforms ought to
At least, one fool woman here's left In th
lurch. ... .
And now that she's gone, we II hav
at $250; Cable A Nelson at
'7fi; Cramer at $100; Knabo
and Emerson, Angelus, etc., etc.
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