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Btate of Nebraska. Douglas County, as:
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The Bee Publishing Company, being duly
worn, eava that the actual number of full
and complete coplea cf The Dally. Morning,
Evening and Sundnv Ree printed during the
month of March. 1907, waa aa follows:
1 33,050 18 33-90
I aa.aio
I 30,600
4 33,190
B 33,130
7 31,860
10 30,400
11 33,370
12 31,870
IS.... 33.590
14 33,540
19 33,3")0
20 33.930
2lj 33,340
22 33,390
23 33,690
24 30,450
25.. ........ 34,040
2( 33,990
27 33,860
2i 33,790 I
2 34,120
30 33,880 I
jl 30,660
16 33.680
14 33,830 Total
17 30,410
Less unsold and returned coplea
Net Total 399,376
Daily average 33,337
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changed na often aa requested.
Chicago piano makers are on a
strike. The piano players, however,
The Daughters of the Annual Revo
lution have completed their work In
Washington without the assistance of
the police.
' Dissatisfied heirs are preparing to
iffake a big nola over the distribution
of the $75,000,000 estate of the late
"Silent" Smith of New York.
Harry Thaw wants to .be his own
lawyer hereafter. The man who Is
his own lawyer generally has the
Harry Thaw kind of a client.
That suggestion of Governor Hughes
of New York as a running mate for
Bryan is subject to a peremptory veto
from William Randolph Hearst.
The Agricultural department's re
port that there Is no indication of
chinch bug activity in the wheat belt
blasts another democratic hope.
Chancellor Day of tho Syracuse uni
versity announces that he has cured
himself of the habit of smoking. His
habit of talking, however, is Incurable.
That kindling wood famine reported
from Kansas Is all the more severe, as
It comes at a season when the Con
gressional Record is taking a vacation.
Walter Wellruan now has an idea
that the North Pole is surrounded by
a body of water. Why not look for It
in Wall street, then. Instead of In the
Arctic circle?
Mr. Carnegie gives President Roose
velt credit for saving The Hague peace
parliament from the boycott of Eu
ropean powers. It is now up to The
Hague to show that it was worth sav
ing. The prohibition law is being en
forced so rigidly In Kansas Just now
that In some towns of the state drinks
are not sold in more than three build
ings out of five on the principal
The horde of offloeseekers who have
applications on file for appointments
from Governor Sheldon must be specu
lating as to what extent the April
snowstorm nipped the buds on the po
litical plum tree.
William Randolph Hearst says that
be and his followers represent the real
democratic party of the country. That
breaks evn the record of republican
spellbinders In saying - mean things
about the democratic party.
The Pennsylvania legislature has
defeated a bill providing for the elec
tion of United States senators by pop
ular vote. United States senators
from Pennsylvania will accordingly
continue to remain unpopular.
Former Chief Engineer Stevefns fig
ures that it will take between six and
seven years to complete the Panama
canal. He modestly falls to state
whether he has lengthened or short
ened his estimate because of his own
retirement from the construction work.
Mr. Roosevelt's failure to enthuse
over the proffered support of John
Ttmple Graves of Georgia may be due
to his recollection of the fact that Mr.
Giaves was until recently a most ar
dent supporter of Hearst. Mr. Graves
has cot yet learned to stand hitched
until the polls clone.
The Railway Age, a publication
friendly to railway managers and often
used to present Insplrrd articles on
railway topics, has taken an editorial
position on the subject of publicity in
connection with railway accidents that
Is radically opposed to the policy Ion
persistently pursued by nearly all
the railroads of the country. The gen
eral practice has been for railway offi
cials to say as little as possible about
accidents on their lines, and the press
has always experienced great difficulty
In securing accurate and reliable In
formation of accidents, even when In
volving loss of life. The efforts of rail
way officials have been almost Invaria
bly to minimize the damage caused in
wrecks and to place the blame, if any
where, upon some obscure subordinate.
This policy of suppression has been
often carried to tho extent of swearing
surgeons to secrecy concerning the
character of injuries and of discharg
ing employes found guilty of giving
out any information relating to rail
way accidents. The Railway Age, dis
cussing this subject, now says:
A policy, consistently and regularly fol
lowed, of publishing- complete accounta of
all accidents and their causes, should re
sult In giving the general public a prcper
ldra of tho difficulties with which the rail
way managers hav to contend In matters
of discipline, and directing public censure
to the human agents to whore fallibility
the accidents ore nearly all due. In addi
tion such a no'lcy should assist In building
up for the railway and lta officers a repu
tatlon for frankness, which Is a most val
uable asset.
How much of this changed attitude
may be due to the fact that there Is
now a demand for a federal commis
sion to Investigate and report upon
railway accidents can not be deter
mined, but the fact that railway offl
cials are considering the advisability
of full and prompt publicity concerning
railway accidents is another reassuring
evidence that the demand for correc
tion of abuses In railway administra
tion Is being heeded.
The statistical table showing enroll
ment of students at the leading Amer
ican universities, printed on another
page, will afford suggestive material
for people Interested in higher educa
tion to ponder over. While the fig
ures by no means indicate uniform at
tendance growth, and the exceptions
are hardly to be explained without
more Intimate details, the general im
pression derived from them must be
that the big universities have about
emerged from the boom period and are
settling down to more steady condi
tions. Spanning the five-year period, which
this table covers. Harvard university,
which still ranks first in numbers, is
700 below its maximum attendance
scored in 1903, and the same is true
in smaller degree of a number of other
educational leaders. Even those that
show continued Increases in enroll
ment vare for the .most part making
but small gains, and without the sum
mer school attachment, which is the
creation of recent years, their gains
also would disappear by comparison.
These statistic seem to emphasize
what The Bee not long ago said in an
other connection, that the true policy
for our universities to pursue is to lay
stress henceforth upon thoroughness
rather than upon mere bigness. The
competitive quest for students and
their acquisition by all sorts of special
Inducements is, coming to be regarded
more and more as "unprofessional,"
according to educational standards.
The big universities have their advan
tages, but many of them are offset by
the peculiar benefits afforded by the
smaller colleges. The number of
young men and women seeking univer
sity education throughout the country
is suffering no setback, except as an
artificial stimulus previously applied
is being withdrawn. Taking it alto
gether, the change cannot fall to make
for more healthful edncational condi
tions and for sounder instructional
Discomfort is the basis of the bulk
Of the complaints against dirty
streets, but, according to the opinion
of eminent physicians who have made
special study of the subject, that is a
minor matter compared with the dis
eases originating la the foul condition
of crowded city thoroughfares. The
New York Academy of Medicine has
been giving special attention to rela
tion of dirty streets to disease and
the result of its inquiries is alarming
in the sources of danger to general
health found in improperly cleaned
The physicians making the specla'l
investigations have reported that tu
berculosis, pneumonia, bronchitis, ton
silltls, quinsy, nasal catarrh and dis
eases of the middle ear, nearly all
have their origin or owe their spread
to the accumulated dirt allowed to dry
on the pavements and then be whirled
by the winds into the nostrils, throats
and lungs of the people. The report
assorts that the annual epidemic of so
called "grip," that cripples working
forces in offices and factories, is a pen
alty every city pays for failure to keep
its streets cleaned.
The New York physicians make a
striking contrast by showing what has
been done by the federal government
at Panama and at Havana, compared
with the lack of systematic street
cleaning work in New York and other
typical American cities. Yellow fever,
which formerly claimed victims by the
thousands annually in Cuba and la
Panama, has been 1 entirely stamped
out by sanitation and street cleaning.
So complete has been this work that a
case of yellow fever at either of the
places named is a rare occurrence.
where the disease used to be as com
mon as mensles among American
school children.
The results from a sanitary stand
point of American work In street
cleaning at -Panama and Havana may
well be investigated and emulated by
""inlclpal authorities In charge of the
streets In our American cities.
Two statements from unquestioned
sources throw a light upon conditions
in Russia which show that the czar
and his Imperial advisers are facing
problems more serious than those pro
duced during the war with Japan when
Russia was meeting dally defeats in
the field and on the sea and was torn
by mutiny,' treason and Insurrections
at home. Dr. Kennard, commissioner
of the Society of Friends, who was sent
to Investigate the Russian famine,
writing from Samara, in the heart of
the famine district, appeals to the
United States and Great Britain to
send help. He says:
"No less than 20,000.ono people cannot live
without aid to see another harvest, and I
may ay that thla figure has been not only
approved by the semstvo, but also by the
government Itself. The date of the har
vest will be from July $ to 23 (new style).
Funds will be needed to the end of July
to feed all these millions, and then the
harvest will hjig relief, but there are
many hundreds of thousands to whom the
harvest will not bring relief, for they have
neither land or cattle.
"The few cows In existence are In such
a pitiful condition that they are useless
for milking purposes. The result la that
babies and young children are being forced
to eat the coarse black brend and Indlgestl
ble young cucumbers.
"The people have sold their all. and in
most rases have likewise sold In advance
all that the harvest might bring them.
They have sold themselves and their work,
and from nil over the southeastern prov
inces reports are coming In rf young
women and girls forced to prostitute them
selves to procure food."
The other sidelight on the Russian
situation is furnished by a Russian
writer, A. Below, who furnishes figures
to show that the number of political
prisoners In Russia in 1906 exceeded
1,500,000. Owing to the political con
ditions in that unhappy country it is
more than probable that the number
of these political prisoners Is much
greater now than in 1906. It would
be difficult to determine whether Dr.
Kennard or Mr. Below furnishes the
motet striking picture of Russia's woes.
In the meantime the czar Is planning
the construction of battleships greater
than the Dreadnaughts of England and
Japan, without a thought, apparently,
of using any of the millions available
for military and naval purposes to mit
igate the famine horror among his sub
jects. America is responding gener
ously to appeals for help for the relief
of the famine stricken in China and
doubtless will respond to the appeal
of Dr. Kennard for the relief for the
sufferers In Russia. The response wo.uld
be more cheerful and liberal if Russia
showed any disposition to help herself
and her own.
Virginia, that state from which no
news but bad news comes, has fur
nished a vindication for the pessimists
who have been insisting for months
that our national prosperity was too
good to last. Norfolk, the center of the
great American peanut Industry, makes
the lamentable announcement of a
marked shortage In the crop of these
indispensable esculents. Partial details
convey the alarming Intelligence that
there will not be enough peanuts to go
around, even if the size of the package
is reduced and the price raised. Shorn
of all the verbal qualifications, designed
to soften the blow of sorrow contained
in the message, the cold fact is that
the country is menaced with a peanut
The most regrettable feature of the
situation Is that the sad news should
have so long been withheld. If the
nation had received a hint last fall, or
even In midwinter, that the goober
vines were barren, the people might
have used the intervening time to
master their grief and get into second
mourning along about Easter, but
it is now too late to do anything to re
lieve the gloom of the coming spring
and summer months. The people who
take their pleasures seriously can 111
afford to be deprived of one of the
elemental constituents of enjoyment at
the circus, the summer resort, the
boating excursion, the picnic, the loll
on the park benches, the stroll through
the woods and the annual picnics and
excursions of the different trades and
secret society organizations.
Americans might get along without
peace conferences, international trade
conventions, railway rate legislation.
tax reform, pure food laws and many
of the things offered to them as bene
ficial measures designed to make life
more worth the living, but they are
certain to be profoundly unhappy if
compelled to endure a peanutless sum
mer. FOR THE sake of a'ppearancks
In the . face of aroused sentiment
against overcapitalization of corpora
tions. It is officially announced that
the Standard Oil company proposes to
increase its capital stock from $100,
000,000 to $500,000,000. Ordinarily
the corporation that proposes to In
crease its capital stock has a plausible
excuse to offer for the action The
enlargement of existing facilities, the
opening of new markets or the pur
chase of other concerns is generally
given a reason, but the Standard
Oil company is making no such excuse.
It has no need of money for extending
markets, buying transportation facili
ties or suppressing competition. That
work has already been done effec
tively. The only explanation offered
for the increased capital stock is that
the company wants to reduce its divi
dend rate from about 40 per cent to
about 8 per cent, because of the public
hostility provoked over such great re
turns to the stockholders In the oil
The proposed recapitalization of the
Standard Oil company furnishes the
best illustration yet afforded of the
operation of Btock-waterlng pure and
simple. It Is admitted that not a dol
lar of additional capital will be paid
into the company, the net Income of
the stockholder will not be changed In
any particular and the dividend charge
upon the company will not be In
creased. It will simply be a reap
praisal by the owners of the stock,
which Is alleged to have Increased In
value, without any new outlay on their
part. The $400,000,000 Increase will
represent new evidence of value equal
to such supposed unearned Increment.
Standard Oil magnates must be
banking on the Yact that the public
memory Is short-lived. They expect
the stock-watering episode, while it
may create temporary adverse com
ment, to be soon forgotten, so that In
future years the oil trust may an
nounce Its 8 per cent dividends, show
ing on the face of the returns that Its
earnings are not exorbitant, thus allay
ing the public hostility now manifest
against 40 per cent dividends. Of
course, the holders of the stock will
get their 40 per cent just the same,
but the books will stand Inspection
better. The oil magnates evidently
believe, with the late Phlneas T. Bar
num, that the American people love
to be humbugged.
' The chief Incentive to the accumula
tion of large fortunes has often been
found to be the desire to provide com
fort and luxury for children and make
sure that no want of theirs need go
unsatisfied. That this very advantage
of over-abundant wealth may In Itself
be a drawback and a handicap Is sel
dom suggested. At a recent dinner In
which personal reminiscences were in
dulged. Andrew Carnegie, the great
Ironmaster, declared:
I was born In poverty and I would not
exchange places with the richest million
aire's son that ever breathed the breath of
life. What does he know about father or
mother? They are merely names. But
my mother waa nurse, seamstress, cook,
washer, teacher, angel, saint, and no ser
vants between. Men any that poverty Is
a dreadful life and other men say that
riches corrupt a man's life. But they have
a one-sided view, mtst of them. Now, I
have lived both sides and I know that
there is little In wealth that can add to
happiness. I think that wealth decreases
rather than Increases happiness at least,
wealth beyond a moderute competence.
This is doubtles3 the experience and
feeling of nearly every man who has
risen from poverty to affluence. It is
doubtful if one of them would ex
change his childhood days with their
healthy family life In the modest home
for the gorgeous surroundings and
retinue of personal attendants which
his wealth has provided for his own
children. This thought should afford
some consolation to the vast majority
of men and women who must continue
to live within the limits of a moderate
competence, but who have the rare
privilege of intimate association with
their own children.
"This effort to rehabilitate a debili
tated onoraastlcon is quite in the nor
mal order of things," says the New
York Evening Post. Sure. The art
of rehabilitating debilitated onomasti
cons is taught in the kindergartens out
this way.
Colonel Harvey, who has been de
nouncing the president, is now charged
with being the paid agent of the men
promoting that conspiracy against the
administration. If that is true, the
colonel must be given credit for doing
his best to earn the money.
George Fred Williams of Massachu
setts declares that government owner
ship of railroads Is neither right, pos
sible nor expedient. The George Fred
Williams party vote is always solid, as
George refuses to split Into factions
or pair with himself on any question.
The Cuban treasury has a surplus
of $11,000,000 and the Havana bank
ers have more money than they can
profitably invest. This may explain
the anxiety of the Cuban politicians
for another session of their congress.
Apparently President Roosevelt Is
going to adhere to his expressed de
termination to not be a candidate for
re-election. Newspaper correspond
ents havo been ordered to keep away
from the White House after nightfall.
Reports of damage done by earth
quake the Philippines prove to have
been grossly exaggerated. Transmis
sion over so many thousand miles of
telegraph wire and cable Is calculated
to operate as a magnifying glass.
If the change in the internal revenue
collectorshlp from Nebraska Is not to
take place until January next, the
woods will be full of willing patriots
ready to sacrifice themselves for a fat
federal salary by that time.
Former Secretary of the Treasury
Shaw has been conferring with the
president Just to show Governor Cum
miua that his pass key to the White
House dxr was not taken up when he
retired from the cabinet.
The new police regime In Chicago has
Issued an edict against "slot 'atchines
that are used for gambling purposes."
The new police regime In Omaha,
doubtless has slut machine gambling
also on its blacklist.
krmoi noii.i:n now.
Triumph Is
a matter of simply trying
The heights never
ire scaled by the top-
The overtime sermon makes the slothful
Bill lit.
You lose sense as soon as you Ignore all
Polishing the head alone often paralyses
the heart.
You cannot fire . tha hearts of men by
frozen sermons.
The church that lifts tha fallen never
need fear failure.
The ear ready for slander makes tho
lips ready to slay.
The greatest shame of all Is to feel none
at things unworthy.
The pulpit often mistakes the thunder
for the shower of blessing.
A man Is not sound In life because he
has much sound on his Hps.
You may climb fool's. hill In an auto, but
you will not reach the top any earlier.
The church will not make a new world
until It is willing to mix with the old one.
The greater the self-consciousness of the
fool the less his consciousness of his true
There Is little danger In the discontent
with condition that Is equaled by discon
tent with character.
The creed that busea righteousness on a
legal fiction will produce only fictitious
righteousness. Chicago Tribune.
Baltimore American: One minister' In
New York says that war Is necessary and
another that the millennium Is coming.
And, concerning the truth of the matter,
the general public is about as far as ever
from either extreme.
Portland Oregonlan: The pastor of John
D. Rockefeller's church declared from the
pulpit that "there are many men in this
country who are willing to prostrate them
selves and lick the blacking from a rich
man's shoes Just because he la rich." We
have been wondering whether the pastor Is
Jealous or Is only testing the proverb that
open confession Is good for the soul.
Kansas City Star: While the great mass
of humanity is struggling with the problem
whether the soul survives the death of the
body a West Side clergyman makes bold
declaration of his belief that the body may
live and continue active after the soul Is
dead. This Is Interesting and may even
be regarded as Important, hut it Is not as
new or original as lots of other things that
have been sprung In Kansas.
Baltimore News: A New York preacher
who married a divorced woman, In whose
trial he had been named as co-respondent.
and brought her to the parsonage, declare!
himself surprised when the trustees and
elders told him to clear out, because he
himself bad regarded his action as "a
crowning proof of true Christian man
hood." But the time la not yet when such
crowning proof Is thought to grace a pulpit.
Philadelphia Record: Dr. Munhull told
the Methodist ministers that a man who
gave $50,000 to a church object got no end
of publicity In the religious and secular
papers, while a man who contributed 50,000
souls was neglected. Evidently the doctor
does not pay much attention to the church
papers or the dailies. If a man wants to
buy publicity he has got to pay a great
deal more than $50,000; that Is only a
starter. He has got to go Into the millions
to make much impression.
By a great effort the peace conference
managed to keep the peace to the end.
Three Irishmen and a Turk together ap
plied for naturalization In' a New York
City court and presented an aggregate of
twenty-five feet In stature.
Cleveland's official chemist Insists that
beer dealers overload their schooners with
froth. He neglected to, add that foam does
not Impede navigation.
The discovery of Antonio Whatawad In
Philadelphia lightens the local gloom occa
sioned by legal, restrictions on campaign
contributions. Antonio has only to name
the office he wants.
Former Governor Chamberlain of South
Carolina, a relict of carpetbag days, who
died a few days ago, Is said to have been
the governor who made the historic re
mark to th-J thirsty governor of North
Carolina. '
Philadelphia points the finger of amaze
ment at a .'native who has been married
fifty times and has an assortment of eigh
teen wives alive and kicking In the Quaker
city. The common charge that Phlla
delphlans are slow needs Immediate revi
sion. When a real Indian goes against the
ways of the white man trouble butts In.
I'tawaun, a former chief, wandered off
the reservation and Into New Jersey, fell
down the stairs of a Salvation Army build
ing, and his spirit fled to the happy hunt
ing grounds.
Edward L. Preetorlus and John Schroers.
Who have been publishers of the Westliche
Post for many 'years, have launched the
St. Louis Times, a morning English dally.
The Initial number of the Times is a clean
cut, conservative newspaper, free from
Illustrations or any of the sensational fea
tures that are characteristic of the most
of the other St. Louis dallies. The pub
lishers promise that the paper will be In
dependent in politics, snd If the promise Is
kept the Times will be a novel departure
from St. Louis newspaper methods.
The Propensity for Kicking;. k
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Colonel Harvey, In his address at the
Jefferson club dinner In New York, com
pared the restlessness of today to the rest
lessness of Chicago's cow which kicked
over Mrs. O'Leary's lamp In De Koven
street on the night of the great wind.
What nn .unfortunate Illustration to any
body who saw Chicago before the kick
and who sees It now. Mrs. O'Leary's, cow
has emphasized the American propensity
for kicking, through vindicating herself In
grand results. "Chicago's cow" Is more
admirable than Chicago and Alton's cow.
although history records that, owing to
her more vigorous kicking, she was not
milked nearly so dry.
Trlrltraph Secrecy In China.
New York Tribune.
Secrecy In the transmission of telegraph
dispatches In China Is to be Insured in the
future by a provision for the decapitation
of all offenders revealing the contents of
Important messages In transit. In the case
of ordinary messages of commerce thus
revealed the penalty Is to be ten years In
prison. Five years' Imprisonment is pro
vided for persons who know of the revela
tion of such secrets and neglect to report
the mutter to the proper authorities.
Just Like Old Times.
Philadelphia Record.
England is experiencing a good deal of a
sensation In seeing Dr. Jameson, whose
raid precipitated the Boer war, and Gen
eral Hot ha, of the Transvaal, assx l ited
lu the conference of colonial premiers. But
we have grown used to seeing confederate
brigadiers and federal generals sitting side
by side In congress.
Peace nnd Htahlrunaaras.
Pittsburg IHsputch.
peace and righteousness may not work
together always. For Instance, the advo
cates of peace will not cease to uphold the
rightfulness of the peace campaign for the
mere ke of keeping the peace with those
who dlffor from theut
J now knock inn; nt your door. Answer tl" call.
Do not neglect this wonderful opportunity to
buy a WATCH, DIAMOND or anything in my
shop on the EASY PAYMENT PLAN Don't
Your Credit Is Good
Cut Glass Dept.
BPECIAX I have now placed on
sale 100 handioms and genuine
Cat Glass Water Pitchers. This
water pitcher la large and mas
sive, cut fanclly In fin glass.
Formerly selling for $10.00
Now $5.00
Optical Department
Headaches, Nervousness
or that sleepy feeling Is
all a result of EYK
Mrs. Talkatlv.
fill gossip.
-Mrs. Chatter Is a dread-
Mrs. hunger Is she?
Mrs. Talkative-Ves, Indeed. Why, you
can't tell her anything scandalous about
anybody that she doesn't know already.
lialtimore American.
"Jack Hansom stole a kiss from me last
niifht," said Teas.
"The Idea!" exclaimed Jess. "What did
you do about It?"
"Nothing. I didn't have lime; he made
restitution immediately." Philadelphia
"Of course, Jack, you know you'll have
to ask papa?"
"I've already asked him, dear."
"You mean, conceited thing! Did you
think you were so sure of me?'-Chicago
"Is you husband up yet?" Inquired the
early morning caller.
"I guess he Is," replied the stern looking
woman at the door.
"Well, I'd like to say a few words to
"So would I. He hasn't come home yet."
Washington Herald.
Jess I wouldn't stand for It, If I were
Jack. Why, you treat him shamefully!
Bess Oh, that's all right. 1 - We're en
gaged. Cleveland Leader. '. . .
. "My beau." said little Elsie, "is going to
be tin admiral."
"Indeed?" replied the visitor. "A cadet
at the Naval acadnn.y now, I suppose?"
"O! he hasn't got that far yet, but he's
had an anchor tattooed oh his arm."
Catholic Standard and Times.
Her Suitor I wish to marry your daugh
ter, sir.
Her Father (sternly) Mv dauahter. sir.
will continue under the parental roof.
Her Suitor Well. sir. the ra rental roof
looks good to me. Brooklyn Bugle.
Wiseman I don't wonder your wlfo
wouldn't listen to your excuses for getting
home so late.
tialley Why ? I explained that I had
Shirt Sale
! uesday morning we will pface
on sale BO dozen shirts (bro
ken lines left from our early
Plaited and soft bosoms, and mostly coat
style. These shirts were made especially
for us and bear our label, which is guar
antee that they are regular goods land
not trash bought for
sold them as high as
morning, for one day
sell them at
jBl'owning, Ming & Co
R. E. Wilcox, Mgr. y
The Man Behind
Ought to be Interested In where the Piano comes from. In most cases
he Is a busy man and hasn't the time to give up to the buying of a
Piano. Itls a satisfaction to hltn to know that there Is one place, the
Kospe store, where bis wife or little daughter may come with a feeling
of perfect security and muke selection of a Piano, and know to a cer
tainty that the price paid was the actual worth of the Instrument. Ia
thla store the prices, marked In plain figures on the pianos, are the net
cash prices, at lower prices than the same pianos are offered for any
where in the United Klates. If time is wished for s. ttllng the account
we make no charge except small Interest upon deferred payments.
If we paid commissions to people for bringing or sending customers
to our store, or for recommending our pianos, we could not make the
low prices we do. If anyone recommends you to come to our store you
may rest assured they do It from the purest motives.
In no other store In the 1'nlted States Is. there such an opportunity
for a selection, because of the luimensu variety of high-class makes we
handle and the great variety carried In stock. We are factory distribu
tors for the.
KP.ANK'H & BACH at 1375; the KKAKAl'KR at $3H0; tho KIM
HAI.I. at I20; the Bl'SM & I.ANB at 37J; the HAI.l.KT Ai 1AV1S
at $300; the CAHLK-NKl-fioN at K75; the W KM Kit at I.'jU. the KKX.
SINUTON at fiii. the ( KAMKIt at llu KNAMK and 1 Ml UrtuS .
ASllKLL'S PLAYKK PIANoei, etc. etc
ONE PRICE-Wrlte for Free
This handsome
ring, clear whit
and perfectly cat;
fully guaranteed
$2.50 a Week
Drop me a card or phone
Douglas 1937 and one of
my opticians will rail and
test your eyes in YOl'Il
bien detained nt the office, but she de
clared it was a bare-faced lie and
Wiseman Silly of her to say that Why,
that lie had whiskers years oho. Philadel
phia Press.
Eugene F. Ware.
Tho charm o? a love la its telling, the telling
that goea with tho giving;
The charm of a deed Is its Uwng; the charm
of a Hie Is its living;;
Tho soul of tho thing Is the thought; tha
cnarm or tne act la the actor;
The suul of the fact Is lta truth, and tha
now is ita principal factor.
The world loves the Now and tho Nowlst,
and tests all assumptions with vigor,
It looks not behind It to falllti. but for
ward to ardur and vigor;
It carea not for heroes who faltered, for
martyrs who hustled and recanted.
For pictures that never were pointed, for
harvests that never were planted.
The world does no! care for a fragrance
that never Is loat in perfuming,
The world ds not care for the blossoms)
that wither away before blooming;
The world does not care for the chimes re
maining unrung by the ringer,
Tho world doen not care for the song un
sung in the soul of the singer.
What use to mankind la a purpose that
never shone forth In a doer?
What use has the world for a loving that
never had winner nor woocrT
The motives, the hopes and the schemes
that have ended In Idle conclusions.
Are burled along with the failure, that
come in a lle of Illations.
Away with the flimsy Idea that life with a
past is attended; -. t
There's Now only Now, and no Past
there' s never a past; It has ended.
Away with Ita obsolete story, and all of Its
yesterday Borrow;
There's only today, almost gone, and Id
front of today stands tomorrow.
And hopes that are quenchless are sent us
like loans from a generous lender.
Enriching us all in our effects, yet making
no poorer the sender;
Lightening all of our labors, and thrilling
us ever and ever
With the ecstasy of success and the rap
tures of present endeavor.
spring selling) some have de
tached cuffs and others have
them attached. They come
in plain blue and white, polka
dots, stripes and figures.
sale purposes. We
$2 Tuesday
only, we wil
in -
the Pocketbook
CO. DouS:
las St.
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