Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 22, 1907, Image 6

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'fire Omaha Daily DeI
Entered At Omaha postofflre aa second
class matter.
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Sunday life, one year EM
Saturday Hee, orw year .. l.ou
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trolly Hee. (without 8un!ny), per wek...loc
Evening Bee (without Sunday), per wee. So
Evening Bee (with Sunday), per week....l0e
Address all complaints of Irregularities la
delivery to City Circulation Department.
Omaha The Bee Building.
South Omaha City Hall Building.
Council Itinera IS Beott Street.
ChlcaRO 1MO fnlty Building.
Npw Vork lj"l Home Life Insurance Bldg.
Washington Oil Fourteenth Street
Cntnmtinlrntlnrs relatlna to news and edl-
, torlal matter should be addressed. Omaha
Ue, Ulltonu Lwnanmeni.
Remit by draft, express or postal order,
nouoi.ia tn Th tiaa publishing (Vimtyvny.
Only 2-cent stamps received In payment of
mall accounts. Personal checks, except on
Omaha or1 eastern exchange, not aecemea.
Kioto nf Npliraaka. Dnurlaa County, as.
Charles C. Rosewater, general manager
of The Bee Publishing Company, being
duly sworn, says that the actual number
or fun arm complete copies 01 nw wuxj.
Morning, Evening and Sunday Bee printed
during the month of April, VM, was aa
1 33,670
1 34,090
1 34.110
4 34.390
1 34,330
T 31,400
I 34,380
t 34,480
10 34,500
11 34,410
It 33,730
It 39,300
14 33,400
It 34,890
II 34.830
111 34,840
0 33,010
1 33,350
I 36,090
S4 1 83,430
S 30,340
7 38,630
It 34,600
II 39,510
10, 88,650
Total 1,038,410
Less unsold and returned copies. 8,864
Net total.... .' 1,09 8,544
Dally average 84,384
i Oeneral Manager.
Buhsorlbed In my presence and sworn to
before me this 30th day of April, 1907.
(Seal) M. B. it UNGATE,
Notary Public.
Subscribers leaving the city tem
porarily ahoald have The Bee
mailed to them. Address will be
changed aa often ata requested.
Howard Gould does not like Kath
erine Clemnions' acting as well as he
did when he married her.
"Senator Foraker la aa genial as a
spring day," nays an Ohio paper. No
tice how genial the spring days are
this year?
Mayor Busse formally announces
that the lid will not be put on Chicago
during his administration. The mayor
knows Chicago.
And now a Milwaukee man claims
to have Invented a perpetual motion
machine. Vet, some people insist that
beer Is not Intoxicating.
The Philadelphia Record objects to
"efforts that are being made to wreck
the democratic party," The objection
comes several years too late.
If the dog muzzle ordinance becomes
lntertanglod with the initiative and
referendum, nothing but the Pasteur
treatment will save them both.
A twelve-room school buldlng to
cost $85,000, exclusive of the site, Is
to be erected In Omaha. This figures
down to a basis of 17,000 a room.
French citizens are protesting
against the adulteration of the native
wines. The supply of French wines
made in California roust be limited
this year.
The Hon. P. Crowe is on trial again,
this time la Council Bluffs. It re
mains to be seen whether Iowa Juries
are any less sympathetic than Ne
braska Juries. .
Texas has passed a law prohibiting
the practice of profanity over the tel
ephone. The law seems useless, as
no real Texan finds It necessary to
practice the art of profanity.
The minister who performed the
Corey-Oilman marriage ceremony has
apologized and returned the .fee.
Everybody seems to have apologized
except William and Mabelle.
A bill requiring rich wives to sup
port their husbands Is pending in the
Wisconsin legislature. Wisconsin la
welcome to any increased population
t may secure by such Inducements.
The Western Reserve university of
Ohio has established a chair of polit
ical science. The professor, of course,
will devote nr.ost of his time to teach
ing students who do not live in Ohio.
Actress Julia Marlowe is reported
to have provided the London sand
wich men with motor cars, to rest
their weary legs. London Is being In
troduced to the American press agent.
"When 1108 rolls round," says Col
onel Watterson, "we shall be twelve
years away from 1896." Colonel
Bryan will find more than a mere
statement of a mathematical result In
that assertion.
y S .
The management of the Auditorium
show Is to be congratulated on having
cut out the moving pictures that were
advertised as "the Thaw sensation."
No unnecessary reminders of the Thaw
filth are needed.
Ex-Secretary Shaw tells the Cana
dians it would be Improper for the
United States to make a tarltTVeaty
giving Oermany better terms than
Great Britain. The United State has
Just made a tariff agreement giving
Germany better terms than France.
That is the difference between a treaty
and "an agreement,"
Some prominent railway officials
are still baring great difficulty In re
conciling their views as to the future
field for profitable railroading with
the reports made from month to month
on the transportation buslnesa of the
country. Senior Vice President V.
C. Brown of the New York Central
system told the guests at the annual
banquet of the Syracuse Chamber of
Commerce not long ago that "the di
verging lines of cost and compensation
are approaching each other so rapidly.
as to cause serious apprehension on
the part of railway managers and in
vestors. These conditions are enough
to seriously check the Investment of
money in new roads or in great im
provement in existing roads which
must be made with the least possible
delay unless the development of the
resources of the country and the ex
tension of our trade, both domestic
and export, are to receive a very ser
ious check."
Mr. Brown's statement might ap
pear alarming, in the absence of dis
proving facts. The increased earnings
of the New York Central of which Mr.
Brown la the senior vice president for
the month of April . amounted to
$1,352,175 over April 1906 and nearly
two and three-fourth times as much
as the increase shows for the first
three months of the calendar year.
Returns from the leading railroads for
April show that any threatened set
back noticeable In February and March
business has been entirely overcome
and all the roads have been doing a rec
ord breaking business. The reports re
ceived show an Increase in gross earn
ings of 16 per cent, the largest re
ported in any month except in Febru
ary of last year, which' was a record
breaker in American railroad history.
The total increase In gross earnings
of all railroads so far reporting their
April operations amounts to $80,000,
600. It is Bignllcant, too, that this In
crease in earnings Is not sectional, due
to special conditions, but prevails
throughout the country. The group
Ikjiown as the Pacific roads showed In
creased earnings of 26.6 per cent In
April, the Southwestern group 21.9,
the central-western group 16.6, the
trunk lines 16 per cent and the north
western lines 15.4, and the southern
roads 0.8 per cent. Remembering that
1906 was at high water mark the
condition of the Tallroad business this
year may be Indicated by the fact that
the earnlngB In 1907 thus far have
shown increases over 1906 as follows:
January, 2.4 per cent; February, 2
per cent; March, 8 per cent, and April,
so far as reported, 16 per cent The
Increase for the ten months from July
1 of last year amounts to $62,624,138
or 8.6 per cent over the banner year
In American railroad history.
Mr, Brown's figures, cited for' the
Information of his hearers, also con
tain Irrefutable proof that his fears
for the future of railway business In
this country , are unfounded. lie
showed that for many years the trans
portation facilities' of -the United
States were constantly In advance of
the agricultural, commercial and man
ufacturing development, but during
the last five to ten years the develop
ment of these latter industries has
been enormously rapid and the rail
roads, despite their most strenuous
efforts, are fully two years behind In
their ability promptly to handle ,the
traffic offered. If these great Indus
tries continue to grow, according to
present promise, the railway facilities
will have to be doubted and even then
be Inadequate to handle the country's
business. In face of the facts, the fu
ture holds no .great cause for alarm
for railway managers or Investors ir
respective of so-called "hostile legis
The Presbyterian general assembly
has undertaken to Inaugurate a na
tional crusade for Sabbath observance.
It has adopted resolutions recommend
ing the appointment of a committee to
promote the movement by urging min
isters to discourage funerals on the
Sabbath, disapproving sports, excur
sions and other secular uses of the Sab
bath, urging omission of the Monday
recitations In seminaries and colleges
so as to aid students In observing the
Sabbath, favoring the Saturday halt
holiday for all workers and condemn
ing Sunday newspapers.
This ambitious program would ordi
narily arouse suspicion that the church
dignitaries are becoming fearful that
secular attractions and distractions are
playing irretrievable havoc with the
consecration of the day to religious
worship. There Is, however, a sane
and, an Insane way of enforcing Sab
bath observance and commanding re
spect from even those who do not care
to participate in church services. Com
pulsory measures to make the Sabbath
a day of idleness or to Interfere un
necessarily with the conveniences of
the ordinary life are not calculated to
produce a religious temperament Peo
ple may be persuaded to go to church,
but seldom forced to go.
If ministers want to discourage fu
nerals on the Sabbath that Is their
privilege, but Sabtfath funerals are
usually attended, with leas disturbance
to dally avocations and cannot be en
tirely abolished. As to sports, excur
sions and other Sabbath amusements.
the question there Is not of the day,
but of the wholesomeness of the diver
sion. The cessation of Monday recita
tions and exercises In seminaries and
colleges would simply mean depriving
the student of that much opportunity
of education. The Saturday half holi
day Is a good thing, as are all holidays,
but no better because It comes on Sat
urday. The condemnation of the Sun
day newspaper Is the most far-fetched
of all. because th work on the Sunday
newspaper la done during the week
preceding and very little after Satur
day midnight, the Sunday work in the
newspaper offices going toward the pro
duction of the Monday morning Issue.
The only wonder is that the Presby
terian preachers did not also demand
that the street cars stop running, that
no automobiles or carriages be per
mitted out of the garage or reposito
ries on the Sabbath, that the trains be
stopped on the railroads, that the tele
graph offices be closed and every spe
cies of unnecessary labor be proscribed.
People who are disposed to give rea
sonable observance to the Sabbath In
a sensible way will apply the test Is
It harmful? Does it interfere with the
rights of those religiously inclined?
rather than to put up the bars against
everything except listening to sermons
and attending Sunday Bchool.
aiiiron schmit&s charges.
San Francisco's mayor has made a
most sensational charge, In asking for
a new Judge to try the graft indict
ments against him, by accusing the
men who have pledged their wealth
for a municipal purification campaign,
out of which has come the indictment
of nearly all of the city officials, the
confession of Abe Ruef and the expose
of a system of political corruption un
equalled fn American history. SchmlU
charges that Rudolph Spreckels and
his associates In the bribery-graft
prosecutions have exhausted the orlg
lnal $100,000 raised for the purpose
and have spent nearly $1,000,000 ad
dltlonal, but that it is all being done
as an Investment to further a scheme
of Mr. Spreckels and his associates to
capture the city government, vote
themselves valuable franchises and
reap millions of dollars of the public
money. He alleges that Judge Dunne
Is a party to the conspiracy.
Mayor Schmltz's charges perhaps
are natural and logical to a man of
his calibre. Apparently it Is Impos
sible for him to understand or appre
elate motives that would Induce men,
who have millions invested in a city,
to spend large sums of money to bring
about a wholesome condition of munic
ipal affairs and make possible a prof
itable return upon their investments.
San Francisco doe3 not offer such in
ducements now either to her citizens
or those seeking homes and occupa
tlons. The mayor's charges are suf
ficient proof that the "What is there
in it for me?" spirit has been domin
ating men elected to public office In
that city. The average citizen will be
disposed to trust the future of the city
to hands deserving credit for the
graft-bribery prosecutions rathenthan
leave It In hands that have made such
prosecutions necessary.
Analysis In detail of the export
trade for ten months ending with April
must be encouraging to the' states
men whose dreams for years has been
the American conquest of foreign
countries in the manufacturing field
The nation's exports for April
amounted to $157,454,631, an Increase
of 9 per cent over the showing for
April of last year. Of the exports for
April, breadstuffs, provisions, animals,
cotton and mineral oil combined ag
gregated $75,648,898, or about 47 per
cent, leaving manufacturers about 53
per cent of the export. For years the
American exports have been largely
composed of breadstuffs, cotton and
other farm products, but the demand
for domestic consumption has in
creased so rapidly that there Is now
a falling off in the exports of these
products, in proportion to manufac
tured goods. The total exports for
the ten months ending with April were
$1,608,355,030, a gain of 8 per cent
over the 1906 record. The imports
for ten montbB totaled $1,195,124,501,
a gain of 17 per cent over last year.
The difference leaves the United States
a trade balance for the ten months of
Figures like these, usually dull and
uninteresting, become significant In
the light thrown on home conditions
and the prevailing prosperity. Secre
tary Wilson not long ago predicted
that America would cease in a few
years to be a wheat exporting country
and, while the fulfillment of that pre
diction is not to be rapid, it appears
to be certain. The marvelous develop
ment of the country, the steady In
crease In population, the enlargement
of manufacturing Industry, the general
growth In all lines of activity is fur
nishing a demand that promises event
ually to absorb the entire product of
the American farm.
The emperor of Japan put thirty
companies, with a capital stock of
$350,000,000, out of business before
breakfast the other morning. Just be
cause he discovered that the stock of
the companies 'was all water, barring
the price of a few roller-top desks,
and that their purpose was purely
speculative. The Jap emperor would
make a great attorney general in Pres
ident Roosevelt's cabinet.
It Is intimated that the lawyers for
the poor devil who perpetrated the
latest cold-blooded murder in Nebraska
will set up a plea of Insanity for the de
fendant. People hereabouts were under
the Impression that it took about $10,
000,000 and the expert testimony of a
score of high priced alleuUU to es
tablish the existence of a brain storm.
Governor Sheldon has consented to
be the guest of honor on the Otnaha
trade excursion to the Paget Sound
country. That looks as If the governor
were accustomed to draw bis majjof
Nebraska so as to Include the city of
Omaha extends a cordial welcome to
General Earl D. Thomas, In temporary
command of the Department of the
Missouri, with headquarters In this
city. Omaha has Invariably succeeded
In making the department officers feel
at home while Btatloned here, so that
when it comes time for their departure
they leave with regret It Is to be
hoped General Thomas will be no ex
ception to this experience.
The police board is pondering over
the question whether social clubs that
dispense liquor to members are sub
ject to the provisions of the Slocumb
law. The decision of the police board
will answer the question whether a
new crop of social clubs will be gar
nered thlB season or "whether some
with no other reason for existence will
succumb to the bllght'of drouth.
Why should our local democratic
contemporary commiserate with the
Hon. Ross Hammond? Did he not
hold the high office of postmaster at
Fremont until the emoluments became
so burdensome that be sent In his
Taft, Cannon. Fairbanks, Hughes,
Cortelyou, Root, Shaw, Cummins, Bev
erldge and LaFoIlette will hardly
agree with Chief Forester Pinchot
that the timber supply is seriously
threatened, at least so far as next
year Is concerned.
, Dr. George Brown of Atlanta has
discovered that cottonseed oil is a
sure cure for tuberculosis. Some
other market must be found for cot
tonseed oil Blnce the pure food law
prohibits Its use under the label,
"Pure Olive Oil from Lucca, Italy."
The Indicted public officers at Lin
coln say It is all due to politics. If
they can show clean skirts so much
the better, bub politics is no excuse
for official peculation, even though
the grafters escape punishment
A Bar sra In Rash.
Philadelphia Ledger.
The cheerful celerity with which the St.
Paul paid a 120,000 fine for rebating- Indi
cates that it considered It had a bargain.
In Mlssonrl Only,
St. Louts Republic.
If the supreme court is correct In Its rul
ing that a physician's fee cannot be baaed
on the patient's wealth, the word ap
pendicitis Is In grave danger of becoming
A Italr-nntslns; Escape.
Baltimore American.
The neohew of James Stillman In Omaha,
who leaped through a window to get away
from a drunken Indian, demanding a drink
of whisky or a scalp, can congratulate him
self on having literally a batr-ralslng es
cape. Persuader at Pow-Wow,
Brooklyn Eagle.
Secretary Taft after his Ohio experiment
ought to be able to speak with authority
at the peace pow-wow of the Bloux and
Chippewa Indiana. If he merely makes
motions with his flats every redskin will
understand him.
Preparing; for Distant Pray.
Springfield Republican.
It la announced that President Roosevelt
will leave Washington for Oyster Bay on
June 12, and that he will take aa much rest
as possible during the summer and dis
courage "pilgrimages", by faithful politi
cians. Rest and plenty, of It la what the
president wants. It Is explained, as a pre
paration for a "hard winter, with a new
and untried congress on his hands." This
sounds promising for plenty of excitement
from . the moment the bell rltjgs next De
cember. ,
Cumbersome Poatnwe Idea.
San Francisco Chronicle.
The utterly Impracticable character of
the suggestion that the names of cities
selling them be printed on postage stamp
should be apparent to every one. There
ought to be some easier way of determining
the status of poatofftces than the one em
bodied In this cumbersome Idea. The post
office is a national rmii rm and It would he
degrading to convert It Into a sort of pro
motion bureau, as It would be by adopting
this boomer's plan.
Gaahlnsr Over n Grafter.
Chicago Chronicle.
If "Abe" Ruef tells the truth they must
have some real Interesting citizens on the
San Francisco grand Jury. "When I en
tered the room," says Mr. Ruef, "everyone
of the seventeen Jurors present rose and
took me by the hand. When I finished my
testimony every one of them got up and
bade me good night with a hearty hand
clasp." It must hava been a touching and
edifying spectacle. At any rate. It will en
lighten those people who have been pusxled
to account for the extremely low tone of
San Francisco cltlsenshlp. When a grand
Jury gushes over a self-confessed "grafter"
what can be expected of the unofficial cltl
On Celebrated Year of World-Wide
Crop Shortfure.
New York Evening Post.
"Nothing of the kind since 1881." la a
common remark made by veterans In tha
grain trade. If any one hints at simultan
eous wheat crop shortage at home and
abroad as a possible result of present con
ditions. This makes the Question rather
Interesting, Just what happened In 1&S1,
why did It happen and what waa the result
of ltT .
Our own wheat crop of 1880 had 'far sur
passed all precedent; at harvest, the gov
ernment's "condition estimate" on our win
ter wheat crop had been 99 and on spring
wheat 100. In April, W81, winter wheat s
conditio waa 88; by June It waa down to
74. Spring wheat started out finely, with
a June condition of H but July was hardly
under way when a scorching drouth
spread over the whole country. Vegetation
withered east and west,, even on the At-
tlantlo coast meadows were brown and
parched In August, and forest fires were
raging throughout the United States. Con
dition of spring wheat was 78 In August
and 68 In September. Our total wheat yield
decreased 117.000,000 bubhels from 1S80; i
corn fell off t22,ouo.u bushels, cotton l.luu.UU)
Just before the harvest of IWl a devas
tating rainfall occurred In England, France
and Italy; between them the wheat crop
decreased 77,0CO,000 bushels. The whole
world's wheat crop decreased H7,0u0.000
bushels from 18M. And what was the se
quel? In October wheat sold on the Chi
cago board of Trade at $1 .i3 per bushel.
Yet, despite this abnormally high price, the
fact that the United States bad only 83,-
867.000 bushels of wheat to spare for ex
port from tha crop, and only (.733.000 bar
rels of flour, against 10.tt4.oOO bushels and
T.871C00 barrels, respectively, the year be
fore, cut down the value of wheut exports
Minor eene and Incidents Rketrhed
on the Spot.
Ita a poor law that bring nobody good.
The ruling of the government on the proper
labelling of whisky smote the blenders of
boose hip and thigh, hut the makers of
straight goods are In clover. Effete of
the blenders to secure a modification of tho
rule so tba.t mixed whisky might be
labelled aa "something Just aa good" aa
the real liquor have been unavailing. At
torney Oenernl Bonaparte sticks to the
typical labels first announced, as follows:
1. Semper Idem Whisky A pure, straight
whlky mellowed hv age.
1 E riurthus rnu'm Whisky A Wend of
pure, straight whlnklea, with all the merits
of each.
3. Modern Improved Whisky A com-
Found of pur grain dlMIHntos, mellow and
ree from harmful impurities.
4. Something Bettor Than Whlskv An
Imitation under the pure food law, free
from fusel oil and other Impurities.
Distillers of straight goods promptly took
advantage of the affirmed ruling and
boosted the price of booze bottled In bond
from 20 to 26 per .cent There Is no reason
for the Increase In price, other than the
members of the straight whisky trust can
get more than they could before the at
torney general gave his opinion. The coat
of production has not Increased, or If It
has, it has not Increased at' a rate even
remotely approximating the Increase upon
the retail price.
Postmaster Oeneral Meyer announces
that the Mexican government haa con
sented to make Investigations and to fur
nish to this government. In concrete cases,
evidence as to the value and output of
properties lnv Mexico claimed by concerns
that have been advertising mining and
plantation holdings In such a way aa to
obtain money through the malls under
false pretenses'.
The Poetofflce department had received
many complaints as to these operations,
but In order to enforce the statute pro
hibiting such use of the malls It waa neces
sary to have evidence as to the value of
output of such properties, and this the
United States government was unable to
obtain. Postoffice Inspectors sent to Mexico
reported that they could not get Informa
tion on account of a Mexican law Im
posing a penalty upon anyone making
statements derogatory to the property or
business of another.
Jamea Rudolph Garfield, secretary of tho
Interior, was standing by the side of his
father In the Pennsylvania railroad sta
tion on that fateful day in July, 18S1, when
the assassin's bullet for the second time
dealt death to a president of tho United
States. The secretary was then only 17
years old-Just the age when the average
tnlnd Is moat susceptible to Impressions.
Close friends say that the horror of that
hldeoua tragedy has never fully left Mr.
Garfield's mind, and some of them believe
that its effects account for the half-sad
expression that always lingers In his face,
even when he smiles or laughs.
"TruBt busting" comes high and the tax
payers foot tho bills. Durln the lat fn,,-
years the government has mid noariv vm .
000 In fees for special counsel engaged In
proaecuung trusts. These are some of the
largest Items:
Beef trust, 148.000: Standard mi i
court), 145.000; Tobacco trust (under In
vestigation). 142.000: Pr t,.
eluded), J20.000; Harvestor trust (under in
vestigation), 130.000: FrtliiM.r t.u.t
i court), $16,000; coal and oil carrying rail
roads (under Investigation). 110,000; Powder
, trust (under Investigation), 17,000; Turpen-
ittnA ...... . . .
....o umi imiuur investigation), T,000.
Messrs. Kellogg and Morrison are paid
$12,000 a year each for prosecuting trusts.
Judge McReynolds, former assistant at
torney general. Is paid $18,000 a year. Un
der the Knox administration D. T. Watson
of Pittsburg got $10,000 for one argument
In the Northern Securities case.
A new disease has made Its appearance
In this country and la now going the rounds
of the various cities. It Is a cross between
the measles and scarlet fever, and for want
of a better name experts of the medical
profession have called It the "fourth dis
ease," though why even they fall to ex
plain. Passed Assistant Surgeon J. W. Bcherea
chewHky of the Marine hospital service
treats of the new disease at length In the
latest issue of the Health Reports of the
service. He says that the disease is much
like scarlet fever, but differs from the lat
ter In the length of Its period of Incuba
tion, the mlldnoRS of Its Invasion, the
benignity of Its course, the absence of com
plications, the character and length of the
period of "peeling," the brief duration of
ita infectivlty, and in thai It J.c not con
fer Immunity to other like diseases.
The . new disease haa been reported by
physicians from every section of the coun
try and It has been observed In adults aa
well as In children. . It clears up many
puzzling points about scarlet fever and ex
plains why persons have taken what looked
like the genuine article for the second time
when they should have been Immune. It
Is comforting to know that while It Is ex
tremely infectious It comes and goes faster
and la attended with less danger of com
plications than any of the eruptive ali
ments. President Roosevelt's voice has a peculiar
quality that flta It better to the free, un
bounded air than to a hall, or even a room
of ordinary dimensions. Its carrying power
In the open air Is greater. It Is only when
he raises It above the ordinary conversa
tional tone that it does not convey his
words with distinction to an unusual dis
tance. In the open air It has not that
harsh, rasping,, metallic sound with which
It rings when he strains his vocal cords to
send his words to the uttermost limits
of a vast audience, or even when he con-
Verses In office or parlor. When riding,
either horseback or In a carriage, his voloe
can be heard distinctly a considerable dis
tanceprobably a greater distance than
that of anybody else In Washington.
Miss Dolly Curtis, sister of Senator Cur
tis, Is reckoned to be the best politician
among the women In the capital city. She
haa been Mr. Curtis' secretary for years.
A Vassar college girl has succeeded In
making a fence vault of four feet ten
Inches. Alas, for the romantic, old-fashioned
stile! .This up-to-date maiden has
put It out of business completely.
One stroke of lightning recently killed
three mules In Georgia. It Is only fair
to the mulds to say that the lightning
sneaked up behind and struck without
giving them a chance.
A Pennsylvania man Is accused of strik
ing his landlady with a boarding house
steak. This would seem to put the prose
cuting witness ln a peculiar position. If
she says the steak waa tender It will be
difficult to show that he hurt her. If she
says It waa tough her boarding house will
suffer. f
James Rudolpr Garfield, tha youngest
cabinet officer of modem times, haji just
bud placed upon his willing shoulders, by
order of the president, mora weighty re
sponsibilities than those Intrusted to any
other member of the ofRrlal household.
With the exception of the Philippines, every
territory and Insular possession of the coun
try will hereafter be under the Jurisdiction
of the Interior department, and all reports
made and executive orders lastied for the
territories and Islands to which Uncle Sm
holds possession will bear tha nam of
Secretary Garfield.
"After all, there is nothing like
I have used it with satisfaction
for neatly forty years No alum
for me"
Dr. Mary Wnlker'a Advice Falls on
Heedless Ears.
New York Sun.
The Burlington Railroad company has
refused to heed the following remonstrance
from Dr. Mary D. Walker of Oswego,
N. Y.: "
"The order to remove the whlekers of
conductors should be rescinded Immedi
ately, aa such protection Is needed aa a
sanitary measure. It Is the worst of
orders, engendering lung troubles."
Sympathy for the shaven conductors be
cause they may be threatened with pneu
monia la misplaced. A competent lung
protector would be much more serviceable
than a beard. As a sanitary measure the
order to remove whiskers really commends
Itself to the faculty. To take exceptions to
the order we should seek other grounds
than the. cllmatlo protection afforded.
Beards by some are regarded as a badge
of dignity, and the orientals revere them.
There Is nothing quite as majestic as a
grave, wholesome old man with a flowing
patriarchal beard, especially In advertise
ments of cereal foods. Tradition and the
orthodoxy of more faiths than one could be
cited In favor of the tieard. The oath by It
was sacrosanct. In western countries the
rise and fall of the beard In popular favor
makes a voluminous literature.
If the beard had always been treated with
respect by Its wearers and nature had been
allowed to take her course It would, not
have fallen Into disrepute by the vvflgar
name of whiskers. The Dundreary, Burn
side and Galway cuts account for much of
the hostility to hair on the face. There la
a popular and excusable Impression that a
man with an eccentric beard or too much
beard has a screw loose or Is a crank or
humbug. Populists and quacks notoriously
run to beards. Nevertheless, a man has a
constitutional right to grow a beard, though
he may waive the right if he Is a railroad
employe or a waiter. There Is ono excellent
reason why railroad conductors should not
wear full beards; It Is Illustrated by the
knifing of Amasa. Joab took Amasa by
the beard amicably. Inquired1 about his
health and thnirt the sword under Amaaa's
fifth rib. A conductor attlug aa a poilce
officer on bis train Is greatly handicapped
by a long beard. For this reason, and be
cause a smooth face distinguishes Its con-
ductors from grangers, musicians, artists j
and retired lake captains, giving the train- .
men an alert, brisk and on-time expression,
the Burlington stands on Its order.
"Bike haa a new automobile."
"What does It run by!'
It doesn't run by anything. Ifa the '
slowest chugger you ever saw." Cleveland
"I am afraid the caar is going to his
doom," said the Russian courier.
"No," answered the court Jester, weeping
afresh, "not to his doom; to his duna."
Washington Star.
Mrsi Knlcker Man Is Inconsistent.
Mrs. ttocker Yes, he will sit In the
bleachers at a ball game, but can't find a
summer resort cool enough. New York
The president has been tendered a golden
pass admitting to all big base ball games.
At first he hesitated about accepting it.
"Does this cairy the privilege of roasting
the umpire?" he asked, with some ooncern.
Assured upon this point, he wavered no
longer. Philadelphia Ledger.
"Have you really broken your engage
ment to him?" asked the first giddy girl.
"Yes," replied the othey. "He wua no
fun at ail. I simply couldn't make hlin
The Wisest Way
If Tou Cast Afford to Fay Cash for
Every day people are learning that
there Is do better way of saving money
tTian by putting a certain amount each
month into something that the family
needs, but can't afford to buy outright.
Mcffiey Vuat would otherwise go . for
trivial and unnecessary things U In
this way profitably Invested. The plan
puts the desired article within the
reach of any family, no matter what
Its resources.
The A. Hospe Company does not
claim to have the only store In the
city that gives you the opportunity to
buy a Piano on partial payments, but
It does cllm to have the fairest and
best method. Ours Is the only store
In which you can obtain the same
prices for tljie buying as for a cash
down Investment. We only require
that you do for us what you would
have to do for any bank from which
you borrowed money pay us a small
Interest on the money.
Many people,' who Invest their
money at a higher rate than the In- J
A. HOSPE COe, 1513 Douglas Street
Jealous, no matter how I trlod." Phila
delphia Press.
"Pop, what l a cataclysm?"
"A violent and unusual disturbance Of
sornn world syHtem, my son."
"Then when they Just have a little scrap
on the buck fence. Is It klttyclysmT"
Baltimore American. '
"Too many cooks spoil the broth," said
the pornon who quotes.
"That maxim," answered Senator Sor
ghum, "has hern revised. The current ver
slon Is 'too many bonnes spoil the political
pie.' " Washington Star.
"Grandfather, how have you managed to
retain your hnp.-fulneas and your faith In
human nature?"
"My dear, I avoid modern fiction, never
go to see a Rorlt-ty drama, and read noth
ing In tho newspapers thnt has a display
head over It" Chicago Tribune.
"Mr. Plmmons," asked the attorney for
the defense, "are you acquainted with
either of the pnitlt-s In thle case?"
"Yea, sir," snld the man who was under
going examination concerning his fitness to
.act as a Juror. "I have known the defend
ant ever since ho was a boy."
I "Your honor, we ohleet to this man for
cause." Chicago Tribune.
Youth's Companion.
Her thin white fingers wandered amo
the yellowing kevs.
Now with a weary slowueas, now with thai
oia-ume ejtae;
The tum-s were quaint and tender, Ilka
ancient tales oft told.
For they were songs of bygone years, an4
she was growing old.
Tho children flocked about her; they lovtl
to hear her play;
For all was new mid sweet to them, and
every song was griy.
They were her heart's companions, for
they could understand;
IThe dear old music spoke to them be-
ne.-itli her trembling hand.
But we no lonprer children, between her
days and theirs.
Had danced to other measures, and
thrilled to newer airs;
Wa heard with smiles Indulgent, but wa
were slow to praise.
The simple tunes that brought to her the
Joy of distant days.
They broui?ht tho scent of springtime, the
tap of dancing feet.
The dream that blossomed In her heart
when youth and love were sweet;
Each cadenre had Its Btory, each plaintive
soft refrain
Awoke the chimes of memory, tha call of
uuoo or pain.
So with her thin white fingers she touched
tho yellowing keys,
And Pleased tho listening children with
vld-tlme melodies;
And we who smiled to hear them, re
member now with tears
The tones that will not sound again
through all the silent years.
Do you know there
Is something pecul
iar this spring about
C 1 W A
Any Lanphor Hat
Dealer will tell you
Is the Best Way
a Piano Then Bay It by the Mouth
terest we charge, buy thetr pianos of
us on time and mako a considerable
saving In so doing.
It saves you money. It Insures your
Investment because you ara certain to
get a good Piano at Hospe's. We in- v
vltA vmi in rnma Hnim
something about tha magnificent val
ues wo are offering you In a fine Una
of special sample Planoai very much
under priced. If you have not the
time you can safely send one of tha
children, because they will get Just
as much for the money as you could.
Trading with the Hospe store gives you "
a comfortable, satisfied feeling. This
Is because we are absolutely one price
and that price so low that we cannot
and do not pay commissions. There
fore, If anyone asks you to buy of the
Hospe house you will know It Is from
a pure motive. If you can't call, write
at once.
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