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THE OMAHA DAILY DEE: SATURDAY, MAY 11, 1007.
Tire Omaha Daily Bee.
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t The Bee Publishing Cmrny. being
duly aworn. saya that the actual number
rf full and complete coplea of The Dally,
Morning, Evening and Sunday Bee printed
during tba month of April, 1907, was aa
I.i W.oTO IT SB.0.0
t (4 090 II 35.030
t S4.ua ) a
34.390 JO 35,010
S4.330 tl 83,380
S4.3JO It 35,090
t tl,40 13 36,300
( S4ft0 4 3S.430
34,4110 6 30,470
IS S4.BO0 21 8u,340
II. 34,410 IT 35,530
I) .... 35,730 II... 34,600
II 88.590 19 35,013
33,400 SO. ..,..... BO.eou
34,820 Total 1,033,410
laa unaold and returned coplea. 384
Net total 1,038,848
Dally averago 84,884
CHARLES C. ROSEWATER,
Subscribed In my praaence and aworn to
before ma this 10th day of April, 1907.
tbeal.) M. B. HUNG AT H.
WHEN OUT OF TOWN.
Safeaef liters laavlaa tha ally tens
porarlly ikaali have Tbe Bee
ana Had to them. Address will be
Mr. Carnegie should take the pre
caution of supplying his dove of peace
with suit of armor plate.
. The unseasonable season has its com
pensations. The spring poem crop Is
a complete failure this year.
' The first "rule of the road" for the
City authorities to enforce Is that
hioh puts a speed limit on automobile
Contrary to the impression which
certain folks are evidently attempting
to create, President Roosevelt Is not
oa trial at Boise. -
Ambassador Bryce Is now lamenting
the fact that America has no great
dramatist , This looks like a direct
thrust at David Belasco. ...
. After all these doctors and surgeons
bare come and gone the death rate In
Omaha should be polite enough to re
duce Its dimensions for a little while.
, "The Road to the White House" is
the name of a new puzzle. Colonel
Bryan has been working on that pus
ale for years without finding the proper
Colonel Watterson has outlined a
platform on which the democrats may
win in the next campaign. Why not
nominate the colonel? He's no molly
coddle. ;"The man who whistles seldom
wears," says the Baltimore American.
Yet most of us would rather hear a
man swear than to listen to his
i Vice President Fairbanks and Secre
tary Taft have each had cigars named
After them. The Taft should be a fat
club house and the Fairbanks a pana
The New York World Is still asking
"Whet la a democrat?" A democrat
Is a man who either votes against the
republican candidates or goes fishing
on election day. .
A Chicago congressman declares the
mortgaged automobile Is a national
peril. The pedestrian, however, would
as soon be hit' by a mortgaged one as
by ona paid tor In spot cash.
Governor Cummins of Iowa Is still
Insisting that President Roosevelt
should accept another term. Governor
Cummins has tried the third term Idea
and finds nothing wrong in it.
Tom Lawson la said to be traveling
incog In Italy. It Is safe to wager,
however, that he Is not registering as
Tom Rockefeller or Tom Plerpont Mor
gan, In order to conceal hts identity.
Without betraying any confidence,
The Bee Is free to rem.irk that It Is a
trifle early to set out tender plants
that are expected to bud Into congrxs
slonal nominations a year from next
Commander Peary's lutost discovery
Is that the weather In the vicinity of
the north pole Is no col tier than it Is
in the vicinity of the men ho Is ashing
to advance 0,000 to equip his next
Congressman Lougworth declares
that "no possible contingency could
arise that would Induce the president
to accept a third term." "Nick" knows
his fthbr-ln-law too well to make an
assertion like that without proper In
formation oa the subj "
ITT TJVIOJV tACtrtC BOXD ISSVK.
The decision of President Harr1ro.au
and the directors of the Union Pacific
to ask the stockholders of the road at
their June meeting to authorize the
lasue of 1100,000,000 additional 4 per
cent convertible bonds to be offered
to the stockholders at 90 Is significant
In Its bearing upon the present condi
tion and future prospect of this great
railway system. The fund to be raised
by the new Issue will, It Is understood,
be used for improving the equipment
of ihe road and providing additional
facilities to handle the rapidly Increas
ing business of the country tributary
to the Union Pacific lines.
The financial report made to the
board of directors Is a flattering testi
monial to the prosperity of the sec
tion served by Union Pacific rails. The
estimated earnings for 1907, deducting
operating expenses and other forms of
disbursement, are placed at $36,000.
000, and Mr. Harriman predicts an
actual Income In excess of this amount.
He 'estimates that after the payment
of all dividend accounts and other
claims against the 'company, a balance
of fl2.000.000 will remain over and
above all requirements of every kind.
Such a showing assures a speedy die-,
position of the new bond and stock
Issue and Is a tribute to Mr. Harrl
raan'B profitable management of the
Union Pacific property.
The report and Mr. Harrlman's
roseate prediction of the future of the
Union Pacific are Jn marked contrast
with the recent assertion oi certain
representatives of the railway Interests
that the "hostile legislation" in Ne
braska and other western states would
act as a bar to all railway extension
and Improvements. Everything indi
cates that the railroads are as pros
perous as other lines of business and
industry in the wet arid throughout
the country and that any policy of re
taliation and retrenchment Is clearly
Impossible In view of the Increasing
demands of shippers and patrons for
additional transportation facilities.
TBS OUVERyMEltT l)f WASHlSQTOy.
A report to the president by James
B. Reynolds, who has been investigat
ing conditions of government In the
District of Columbia, recommends
sweeping changes in the present form
of control of affairs of the national
He suggests (1) the creation of a
governor of the district! (2) the crea
tion of seven departments to be under
the charge of commissioners; (8) a
municipal council, composed of the
even commissioners, which shall pass
ordinances regulating the affairs of
the district; and (4) a committee of
100 to represent all general civio in
terests. The government of the District of
Columbia has, been a vexed problem
for many years,' and the Reynolds
proposition will undoubtedly appeal to
the residents of the city who are
eamriv anxious for a change from the
Vresent form. Under the existing ar
rangement, congress is the town coun
cil of the city, and every measure,
from cleaning the snow from the
streets to the opening of boulevards
and construction of public Improve
ments, has to be acted upon by both
houses of congress.- The system Is
unwieldy, cumbersome and never sat
isfactory, owing largely to the fact that
few of the 474 members of congress
know or care anything about the
specific needs of the city. The three
commissioners, . who . ndw nominally
control the city's affairs, have divided
and conflicting authority and are un
able, by the very dependence upon
congressional whim,' to . plan any sys
tematic work or development of the
material progress of the city.
While the Reynolds plan may not be
the most desirable that could be of
fered, It will be welcomed by Wash
ington people as a promise of relief
from conditions now wholly unsatisfac
tory and in some respects almost "In
HKTIBtMKT OT ftHATOB PIATT.
Official announcement of Thomas
Collier Piatt that he will not seek re
election to the United States senate Is
a signal for the curtain on one of the
most remarkable careers In the his
tory of American politics. It will mean
the exit from the senate of the premier
of machine politics, a "boss" in the
old sense of the term, with no rival
In the art of political manipulation
for personal preferment since Matthew
Stanley Quay of Pennsylvania. His
retirement will leave Aldrlch and
Elklr.s as the only members of the sen
ate who measure up to the definition
of "boss" and who still retain undis
puted domination of the party ma
chines In their own states.
No intimation of a surrender of his
hold on the party organization Is
voiced In Senator Piatt's announce
ment 111 health, from whtch ho has
suffered for more than a half century,
Is sufficient excuse tor bis decision, but
back of that Is the fact, which the wily
old politician must realize, that his
political methods are no longer In
keeping with the spirit of the times.
Clalmtug the credit for having made
Theodore Roosevelt governor of New
York and afterward vice president,
Senator Piatt admits that "It was
purely politics I never was a 'Roose
velt man,' as the saying goes." The
historian will be certain to discover
that Senator Piatt created a political
Frankenstein when he forced Roose
velt into the gubernatorial chair at
Albany and then, when he discovered
that Roosevelt would not execute his
dictation, sought to shelve him by mak
ing him tips president From the
day Mr. Roosevelt became president,
the contest between Roosevelt policies
and Piatt policies hns b?en keen and
conslant, until the former have tri
umphed. Senator Tlatt's days of use
fulness In the senate are over. He
can no longer be of value to the spe
cial Interests he has served or to the
politicians who have profited by the
methods ho hns championed and pur
sued. Although prominent In party councils
for nearly fifty years, no legislation
of Importance bears Senator Piatt's Im
press. His entire effort In the senate
has apparently been to perfect plans
for the control of federal patronage
upon which his political supremacy
rested. Ferhaps the one exception to
this has been his constant and effective
work In preventing parcels post legisla
tion and other measures threatening to
Interfere with the profits of the'express
companies which were the source of his
large private fortune. Even In that he
was not completely successful, because
the triumph of the Roosevelt policy
has placed the express business In the
common carrier class and made It sub
ject to regulation and control by the
federal government. The country at
large has gained nothing by Senatpr
Piatt's official career and will not be
loser by his retirement.
A CltASCK FOR THE COMMISSION-
For some reason or other not visible
on the surface the railroads operating
In Nebraska seem to bo indisposed to
obey that part of the anti-pass law
which requires them to report the
names of all pa-ss holders supplied by
them each month. Instead of sending
in the ltots as contemplated by the
lkw-makers the roads have sent a few
names together with' the blanket ex
planation that all the other passes out
side have been issued to employes, In
exchange with other. Vallroada, or un
der special contract.
This Is not in any way substantial
compliance with the spirit and object
of the antl-paas law. The purpose of
enacting that measure was twofold:
First, to stop the bribery of public offi
cials, the corruption of Juries, the
packing of conventions, the subsidizing
of lawyers, bankers, favored shippers,
etc., by the use of railroad passes; and,
second, to abolish that form of discrim
ination which 'made one passenger pay
excessive fare In order to enable the
railroads to carry a fellow passenger
fiee. It was to make sure that these
abuses would be stopped that the pro
vision was inserted requiring the rail
roads to list publicly the names of all
beneficiaries of free transportation to
which no objection could be entered If
The failure of the railroads to com
ply with the law may be taken to mean
that they wish to test the construction
of the law on the theory that It does
not cover the Issue of transportation to
employes and under special contract
If that Is the position the railroads
want to take there is Just one thing
for the railroad commission to do. - It
has ample power to require from the
roads full Information on all points
affecting the conduct of their business
In Nebraska, and an order Bhould be
made at once requiring every road do
ing business In Nebraska to furnish
full lists of transportation Issued to all
the classes which claim exemption
from the report required by the anti
Let the commission call for the lists
of employes' passes, exchange passes
end special contract passes and make
sure that no free passes have been
Issued under these classifications In
evasion of the anti-pass law. If the
railroads do not want to report fully
under the statute they should be made
to report fully by a special order of
If the requirement of the anti-pass
law for a filing of the names of pass
holders with the State Railroad com
mission were retroactive the railroads
would be expected to object. If, how
ever, they are observing the anti-pass
law, as they Insist they are. why should
they object to making public the names
of present pass holders? Refusal to
post the names cannot fall to create
the impression that the roads are is
suing passes which they have no right
Our do-nothing Water board has
suddenly become very Bollcltlous to in
sure an ample water supply to South
Omaha. A little while ago It wanted
to cut South Omaha off altogether by
confining the purchase appraisement
to that part of the plant needed ex
clusively for Omaha consumption. The
board's excuse, of course, is that It has
been merely following directions given
by the horae-play lawyers who turn
somersaults whenever cornered.
The average capitalization per mile
of railroads main lines, branch lines
and feeders for the United States Is
given at $51,467. figured on a basis
excluding stocks and bonds of one
railroad held by another. It is a safe
proposition that the railroad mileage
in Nebraska is not capitalized below
The bishop of Nebraska, who resides
in New York, has been appointed to
take supervision of the American Epis
copal churches In Europe. This, how
ever, will not interfere with his super
vision of the Episcopal churches of
Nebraska through a long-distance tele
scope. The city authorities are said to be
busy on an ordinance to enforce the
ruin of the road oa drivers of vehicles
jon our streets. Thin will be good as
far as It gofs, but It should be supple
mented by the enforcement of a rule
that will prevent sieve-bottomed
wagons hauling refuse, dirt, cinders,
band and. similar materials fro.n
spreading their contents all over the
The Arkansas legislature's ' bill
against race track betting was
amended by a clause exempting from
Its operation the ground occupied by
the racing association at Hot Springs.
There's a tip for Kansas, where the
sentiment seems to favor a law pro
hibiting the sale of liquor everywhere
except In paloons.
It is reported on questionable au
thority that President Roosevelt Is
backing Governor Hughes for the re
publican presidential nomination. On
equally good authority It is stated that
the president Is forming a combina
tion to wrest the control of New York
politics from Governor Hughes. The
man who wants political gossip can
always find the kind he wants to read.
It's an ill wind that blows nobody
good. The collapse of a warehouse In
the wholesale district promises to
make way for a new eight-story build
ing for Omaha. Notwithstanding all
this, the lesson of the disaster, calling
for rigid inspection that will prevent
oVier building collapses, Bhould not be
South Omaha Is also contributing
freely to the population of the Douglas
county Jail. Perhaps that Inspection
committee will furnish pretext for
Mayor Hoctor of South Omaha to fol
low the example of Mayor Dahlman of
Omaha by going Into the wholesale
Budapest has a famine In domestic
help because all the servant girls are
coming to America. Housewives In
this country will naturally wonder
what becomes of all the Budapest girls
after they arrive In America.
Omaha Is already a principal sheep
market of the country. Although the
wool does not necessarily go with the
sheep, there is no good reason why in
time Omaha should not become a
recognized wool market as well.
The Favorite Weapoa .
Although tho president has been tiring
rifles at 450 miles, the big stick Continues to
be hla favorite long rang weapon.
A Halr-Ralalno; Flnlah.
An Omaha man boaata that he has not
been sick alnce he let his whiskers grow
thirty-five years ago. Sort of hair-raising !
finish for the dootor and the barber, as it
Kansas City Journal.
"Bryan may be saving money," says an
exchange, , "but every dollar of his money
Is clean." And every dollar of It la sound,
thants to the failure of Bryan's financial
doctrine. , .
Straining; National Dtareatloa.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
In. migrants are arriving at the rata of
more than 100,000 a month, and still tha de
mand for labor exceeds the supply. What
an astounding statement this would have
seemed ten years ago.
Active Pnranlt of Rebatea.
More railroads have fallen under federal
indictment for giving rebatea to the Sugar
trust. These cases apparently a.rla nut nt
those brought against tha New York Cen
tra,!, which Coat that road flnea nf ahum
ID0O.00O, and the Sugar trust a smaller aum.
The activity of the federal department of
justice aeema to be unabated In this direc
tion, ana u la well.
How Tlmoa Have Chaase4.
When the veteran marnati. J. J. Hill-
visited the White House the other day the
president waa at breakfast, and so he jour
neyed on to the west without an Interview.
There waa a time not long since when the
Hills had not to knock twice at tha Whits
Houae door to receive a cordta) greeting.
But the recognition of favora havinr h.n
uoceeded by rancor and abuse, tha White
House doora are closed upon them.
"Air Mae- Hlta Termini.
Wall Street Journal.
The much advertised New York Chi
cago Air Line at present extenda from
about four miles of completed tracks near
La porta to the federal court room In Chi
cago, where an action la pending for an
Injunction, an accsntng. fete. There has
been an enormous aggregate of buying
Into this project, the Idea of an air Una
of 7E0 mllaa and tha possibility of making
the run to Chicago from New Tork In ten
houra having evidently caught tha fancy
of a good many people who it would seem
would not ordinarily be tempted by such
an "air line" schema.
Boss Cox of Cincinnati quickly leaped
Into the Taft band wagon when the Taft
road roller approached.
The police of Chicago Indicted for col
lecting a fund to aid tha Dunne campaign
might effectively plead that the money did
not do any good.
Not a single vote waa cast In either house
of the Pennsylvania legislature against the
repeal of the Pennypacker libel law. The
governor signed the bill, thus formally In
terring a law that was llfelesa at Ita birth.
By a unanimous vote the lower houae of
the Illinois legislature paased a bill pro
hibiting the erection of billboards within
600 feet of a park, boulevard or public
square In cities of over 15,0X1 Inhabitants.
The presidential boom of Joseph Q. Can
non, apeaker of the national houM of rep
resentatives, waa formally launched In the
Illinois legislature laat week. Uncle Joa
smiled a receptive smile, but didn't aay a
word about It, . . . .
Several towna In eastern Washington and
northern Idaho are booatlng a plan to
carve a new state out of the converging
corners of Oregon, Idaho and Washington.
At present the supply of offloea is not
equal to tha demand in tha three states.
New York senators who have entered
into a combine to defeat the pollclea of
Governor Hughes are hearing from home.
Their mall la loaded with let t era and postal
car da bearing aentlmenta Ilka these: "We
will give you a doaa of your own medi
cine at tha polls." "You traitors had bet
ter make up your minds that tha daya of
Taft have gone forever. Get wise."
OTHKR LAUD THAI IBS.
Am the time approaches for opening of
the second universal peace congreea at
The Hagu It la apparent that one lm
port ant feature of the program will re
ceive scant consideration. Tha optimistic
advocates of reetrlcted armament have
presented Irrefutable arguments In favor
of calling a halt In the rivalry of -world
powers In naval and military expansion
But aa yet not one of tha dominant pow
ers has given the proposition cordial, ef
fective support. While conceding the
neceaalty for Joint action In the -Interest
of peace and national economy, each power
Is fearful let some rival might thereby
sectira advantage. Llka Artemus Ward's
willingness to sacrifice his wife's relations
In war, so each power cheerfully approves
disarmament, provided Its rival flrat begins
the sacrifice. Germany alone speaka out
clearly and boldly, ns befits the empire of
the militant kaiser. It will have none of
It, "Germany," saya Chancellor von B'lo
low, "has secured peace hy keeping In
raadlnesa for war," a sentiment repeatedly
expressed by President Roosevelt. Equally
significant are manlfeatatlona of opposition
In quarters directly benefited by progressive
armament. The discharge of several thou
sand men from the arsenals of England, as
a measure of economy, provoked violent
agitation against the ministry. Should
other powera. In pursuance of a disarms
roent policy. Increase the ranks of the
unemployed In France and Germany, mln
Istrles now entrenched In power would pre
sently totter to their doom. Belf-lntereet
and political Interest unite with national
rivalry In eliminating disarmament from
serious consideration at The Hague. Mili
tary and naval establishments will con
tinue expanding until the tax burden be
comes unbearable, a condition the old world
powers are rapidly approaching.
. Near observers of events In France
prophecy an early fall for the Clemen
ceau ministry. Its troubles are multiply
Ing at an amatlng rata. Having rebelod
against the Increasing demands of radical
socialists, the latter are turning against
their Ideal leader and threAten to rend
him. Actively supporting the socialists are
the labor union element antagonised In the
May day strikes. Protection afforded wait
ers who rebelled against orders of their
unions was followed with an emphatic re
fusal to permit government school teachers
and other employes to affiliate with the
Federation of Labor. The clerical party
has a deep, rankling grievance. Opposition
to the proposed income tax Is growing In
Influential quarters and will manifest It
self emphatically when the oppoHtfcnlty
offers. Discordant elements obtain In both
radical and moderate political circles and
their attacks on the ministry are unusu
ally bitter. "So numerous, heterogeneous
and essentially discordant are the groups
Into which the French Chamber of Depu
ties Is split," says the New York Bun,
"that for a premier to keep his place a
twelvemonth Is an arrobatlo feat and to
hold It two years a sort of miracle. Under
the circumstances the Upsetting of minis
tries has become a fine art. In which M.
Clemenceau has long proved himself an
adept; but, like Gambetta, he must now
have learned that It la far easier to be a
king maker than a king. Scarcely Is a
cabinet formed when the process of dis
integration sets In. Every one of the
groups to whose temporary coalition the
ministers ewe their elevation demands a
share of the offices, and as there are not
enough of these to go around the minis
terial majority soon crumbles from discon
tent That Is the Inherent and Irremedia
ble vice of parliamentary government In
The moving cause of the disorders re
ported In Punjab, upper India, Is the In
sufficient participation of the natives in
the' government of the country. In all
Indln, British rule represents a total of
about 40,000 employes of all grades. Prob
ably 8.0W) of this number are natives. The
proportion of natives to aliens in the
Punjab, doubtless, Is the same. The over
whelming preponderance of aliens pro
duces In the natives that spirit of resent
ment and rebellious temper which made
possible the republic of the United States
and more recently liberated Cuba from the
dutch of Spain. In advocating prompt
and satisfactory reforms In tha disturbed
district the Calcutta Englishman declares
the Hindus are competent to govern them
selves. "We all know," It says, "tht thore
Is a great fund or dormant political wis-
dom In India, and It only remains to devise
some expedient by which It can be tapped."
It will hear nothing of suppression and
counsels that In each province a conference
between leading reformers and chosen rep.
resentatlves of the administration he called
for tha discussion of existing difficulties
"In a practical and friendly spirit." , In
tha viceroy's council the representatives of
advanced natlva, opinion have been calling
for a reduction in army expenditure, in
view of tha admitted Immunity of the
(jrancuatner s cure lor
f REAT medicine, the Sawbuck.
(I , Two hours a day sawing wood
V T win keeP anyone's Bowels
No need of pills, Cathartics, Castor Oil,
cor ;'Physlo," If you'll only work Ihd Saw
Eierclss Is Nature's Curs for Constipa
tion and, a Ten-Milo walk will do, If you
haven't jot a wood-pile.
But, if you will take your Exercise In aa
Easy Chair, thers's only one way to do that,
because, there's only one kind of Artificial
Exercise for the Bowels and Its came la
Casoareta are the only means to exercise
the Eowel Muscles without work.
They don't Purge, Gripe, nor "upset
your Stomach," because they don't act like
They don't flush out your Bowels and
Intestines with a oostly waste of Digestive
Juice, as Salts, Castor Oil, Calomel, Jalap,
or Aperient Waters always fio.
No Cascsrets strengthen and stimulate
the Bowel Muscles, that Fine the Food
passages and that tighten up when food
touches them, thus driving the food to Its
A Cascarel acts on your Bowel Muscles
as If you had Just sawed a eord of wood, or
walked ten miles.
Cascsrets move the Food Naturally,
digesting It without waste of tomorrow's
The thin, flat, Ten-Cent Bog Is made
to fit your Vest pocket, or "My Lady's"
Purse. Druggists 10 Cants a Box.
Carry it constantly with you and take a
Cascaret whenever you suspect you need
Be very careful to gel the genuine,
made only by the Sterling Remedy Com
pany, and never sold la bulk. Every Ufr
lel suunpel "CCC " " en
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CfovA aOt sTtXTs
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peninsula from the danger of Invasion aa
a result of the new situation In India.
Under the caption of "The Sword In India"
the Englishman writes: "Roughly speak
ing, the government spends IS out of every
100 rupees of Its revenue on military and
defensive operations. This is undoubtedly
a very large sum to pay for insurance
against disaster." A large sum, Indeed.
considering that mllllary-rlrtden Ruisia and
Germany spend only 15 per cent of their
revenue for the some purposes.
Kalian aalt Is heavily taxed, not because
it Is a luxury, but because It Is a necessity,
and the poor suffer greatly. Sugar Is taxed
also, even In the frivolous form of white
ornaments on the top of a cake. So a
traveller from Alexandria found lately, on
arriving In Venice, bringing with him a
decorated cake. Having no taste for cake,
the traveller sailed into the port of Venice
with his Egyptian sugar uneaten and for
gotten. Down upon the cake came tha
Italian officials, demanding duty. The
Englishman protested that cake waa not
contraband, whereupon the white orna
ments were denounced. It was argued, be
sides, that the substance of the pastry It
self was probably sweetened. The traveller.
who did not like paying duty, proposed
to heave the whole thing overboard into the
lagoon. Not ao; his arm was grasped; tha
sugar waa now the property of the king of
Italy. The traveller paid.
Goodiey If men reallv would "vote aa
they pray" this would 'truly be a happy
Wiseman Yea. but in that case vou
wouldn't get some men to the polls once
In ten years. Philadelphia Press.
whiil nr nun uumvTBijc ma
chinery," she explained with flashing eyes,
"is something to choke off useless dis
cussion." "Perhaps," he retorted, "but nothing
,1.1. - . I -
uli mm fluui i vn h. mruiuiiig en
gine." Washington Herald.
"I suppose you write for noatnrltv?" ob
served the visitor to the scribe with bulging
"MeT Not on your life." franklev re-
sponded tha person addressed. "Ever notice
cnecsa oemg signed by posterity ?" Phila
Prisoner mt tha Ki ..n. . 1 1 ..
..... ..aw vaM . W J III, . Ull , V, 1
v. "Faith, and phwat are yes there fur but
to find that out?" Baltimore American.
"'I hear the Swaddlefords have separated.
What was the trouble between them?"
"O, It's the same old story."
"No; same old story, I said about his
UR prediction for to-morrow and
$15.00 to $40.00
The new Negligee Shirts in all the
newest patterns and colorings are here in
a large variety of styles.
$1.00 to $6.00
New designs in Hosiery. Neckwear
Pyjamas and Belts that will appeal to
your taste and pocket book.
Our lines of Summer Underwear in
both union suits and two-piece suits, are
complete and range per garment, from
50c to $6.00
Then, to top off with our Hat depart
ment is showing all the season's newest
shapes and colorings.
Our leaders in derbies:
"The Mallory Cravenette" $3.00
4 'The Knapp-Felt" $4.00
"The A. J. Victor, English Hat 1 ' .... . $5.00
"The Knapp-Felt De Luxe" $6.00
Browning, H&ing &. Co
B. S. WILCOX Manager.
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having been kept out late on account of
sitting up with a sick friend. Sha had
heard it so often that she got tired of It."
"I am sure the public will lenrn to sym
pathize with my views," snld the theoreti
"t'ndouhtedly," answered the practlc.I
politician. "Put sympathy Is all you'll get.''
THR TALK OF A WAIST.
One day my teacher -c-. vnct
Twas old and brown and faded.
She had her I.e.! un all nki -
Hhe looked forlorn and jnded.
And cross' sh".-k Allnna Urown.
And scolded nil the hoys;
I think s'le almost hid a fit
We all made so much noise.
She kept a doien after school.
And each one snt a-weenlng;
And In thnt faded brown plaid wnlst
Phe st grim vigil keeping.
Her skimpy garb of fashion old
.Seemed fraught with evil omen;
And thus we sat and eyed askance
Our teacher cross old woman.
Next day my teacher wore a dress
Of sherny, shiny blue;
Just matched pit eyes like asure skies.
'Twos ao well fitting, too.
An1 with that dress she wore a sml!e
I Ike go!dn sunfhlne bright;
We all ust sat entranced nnd looked.
We cculJn't help doing right.
She made our work so pleasant
Phe smiled et stupid Oraee
And never thought of scolding
When Tommy lost his place;
And when the day waa over, .
And all our work well done.
We smiled good-hye to teacher.
And lovad her, every one.
Omaha. BAYOI.L NB TRELE.
Sunday is fair and warmer,
That calls for a new suit which
is to be found here in half a
dozen distinctly new models.
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