Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 26, 1907, EDITORIAL SECTION, Page 6, Image 14

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pf full and complete copies of The Dally.
Morning, Evening ind Sunday Bee printed
during the month of April, 1907, was as
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T 31,400
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g 35,090
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changed aa often as requested.
"Where wjll woman atop?" asks a
New Mexico paper. Wherever It suits
her sweet will, thank you.
Speaking of the dearth of good Ac
tion, how about that story of two men
dying of sunstroke In St. Louis?
Mayor Schmitz of San Francisco
Bays he 1b being pursued by grafters.
He bught to know a grafter when he
Bees one.
It will be up to Mr. Bryan to decide
pretty soon whether he is in favor of
ultimate or penultimate government
ownership' of railroads.
Pennsylvania Is preparing to get be
hind Senator Knox's presidential boom
in earnest. The favorite son crop
may also bo a record-breaker.
Anyway, the purchaser may have
the consolation of seeing straw hats
and hammocks make their first ap
pearance at "Bummer clearance sale"
The lecture business has proved so
profitable for the editor of Bryan's
Commoner that the associate editor is
aleo working his way onto the lecture
The census shows that there are
about 14,000,000 women bread-winters
in America. Statistics of the
number of women bread-makers are
not furnished.
The Kansas Druggists' association
reports that its members make a profit
of less than 2 per cent on their sales.
This colored wrapping twine must be
very expensive.
The museum managers might as
well give up looking for their desired
attraction in the person of a specula
tor who has not made less than an
even $100,000 In wheat this spring.
The peek-a-boo shirt waist has been
debarred from one of the churches In
an Ohio town. Yet ministers will go
on preaching guess work sermons on
"Why Men Do Not Attend Church."
'A large proportion of the pioneers
of Nebraska were veterans of the civil
war. Memorial day in this state will
always commemorate their great
achievements In peace as well aa in
Congressman Blrdsall of Iowa de
clares that President Roosevelt is
really the only great man ever born
In New York City. It might be added
that he was born there because he
could not help himself.
Fashionable tailors need not build
any air castles on the strength of the
report that Hetty Green is developing
a passion for dress. Hetty also has
a well-developed faculty for suppress
ing any desire whose indulgence would
cost money.
Whether or not Mr. Harrtman has
done anything that will subject him to
criminal prosecution, he has certainly
transformed the Union Paclflo railroad
since he took Its remnants out of the
hands of the receivers. That work
cannot be undone.
A young man has been arrested in
New York for unloading upon a trust
lag Wall street broker $58,000 worth
9t securities so worthless that they
ftiake the common garden variety of
watered stock look like Standard Oil
chares. He should have hail himself
incorporated under the laws of New
Jersey before he began operations of
that kind.
The Bee would have Omaha compel
every franchlsed corporation enjoying
concessions at the hands of the city
to fulfill every obligation and bear
every responsibility growing out of Its
special privileges. It would force
each franchlsed corporation to give
the fullest measure of service and to
fay taxes 'without shirking on every
dollar of Its reasonable market value.
It would require a full equivalent for
every additional favor asked and It
would enforce without discrimination
literal compliance with the conditions
of Its franchise.
In dealing with the franchised cor
porations, however, Omaha should ap
ply the same rules of fairness and rec
iprocity which would be applied In
business dealings between private con
cerns. There seems to be a- growing
disposition on the part of our mu
nicipal authorities to regard a fran
chised corporation as having no rights
which the city is bound to respect. In
other words, a spirit of repudiation Is
being manifested by which the city
authorities undertake to hold the fran
chised corporation to their agree
ments while denying the binding force
of the same contracts upon them
selves. The most flagrant example of this
repudiation Idea is found In the treat
ment of the Omaha Water company.
Notwithstanding the fact that the
water company was operating under a
franchise, stipulating a maximum
schedule of rates to be paid for a
period of twenty-five years, the Water
board summarily issued an order re
ducing the water rates below the
schedule and sought to enforce Its
order in the courts. The result was
an adverse decision with a severe re
buke from Judge Sanborn of the cir
cuit court of appeals, who declared
without mincing words that the city
could not take advantage of one part
of the contract regarded as beneficial
and refuse to submit to another sec
tion of the same contract which had
become burdensome or detrimental.
Notwithstanding the disastrous ex
perience of the Water board in Its at
tempt to repudiate the rate schedule
in the water works franchise, the
mayor and council propose now by or
dinance to make It a misdemeanor to
charge more than $1 per thousand
cubic feet for gas in the face of the
franchise held by the gas company,
establishing a sliding scale under
which the point of consumption has
not yet been reached that would en
title us to a dcdlar late. The gas com
pany's franchise contains many stipu
lations supposed to be binding on both
parties to the agreement. Should the
company, for example, refuse to pay
to the city the royalty which its con
tract calls for, the outcry that would
be raised Immediately against such
repudiation could be easily Imagined..
While It is not likely that any effort
of the city. .to evade the obligations
of a valid contract will be successful,
such attempts cannot fall to prove dis
astrous to the reputation and credit
of our city. The sponsors of the pro
posed repudiation of the gas franchise
intimate that, if the gas company ob
jects, they will retaliate by giving a
franchise to another gas company.
But who would take a franchise and
Invest money in a city which only
makes contracts to break them? If
the purpose of a second gas franchise
were to stipulate one dollar as the
maximum charge, what would prevent
the same repudlators In a yer or two
denying the binding force of their own
price schedule and passing an ordi
nance making it a misdemeanor to
charge more that 60 cents?
Omaha has Just voted a franchise
to an Independent Telephone com
pany, fixing a maximum scale of tele
phone charges for twenty-five years.
If the spirit of repudiation runs riot
we may see an effort within a short
time to reduce telephone charges still
lower by ordinance in disregard of this
contract agreement. Omaha has also
from time to time made contracts to
borrow money by Issuing bonds bear
ing interest of from 4 to C per cent a
year. The same spirit of repudiation
might with equal propriety prompt a
notice to the bondholders that the in
terest rate agreed on is too high an 4
that henceforth no more than 3 per
cent will be paid. That such refusal
to pay would be quickly followed by a
Judgment for the full amount as per
contract goes without saying.
If there is any way to get dollar gas
for Omaha honorably and at not too
great cost, let us set about to get It in
a stralghforward way. Fanning the
spirit of repudiation, however, can
only do the city more harm than good.
Under authority of an act of con
gress the War department is about to
contract for 20,000 headstones to
mark the graves of confederate- sol
diers who died in northern prisqns
during the civil war. It will surprise
many persons in the north to learn
that the number was bo large. All
are familiar with the stories from
Libby and Andersonville and Castle
Thunder and those other southern
prisons in which bo many union sol
diers died or survived hardships un
speakable, but the cold fact remains
that the death rate among the confed
erate prisoners in the north was also
very high, some southerners claiming
to have statistics showing it was
higher than the death rate of northern
men in the southern prison pens.
Time has healed many of the
wounds of the war and dispassionate
Investigation shows possible extenua
ting circumstances, even in the cases
of Llbby and Andersunvllle, in the
treatment of federal prisoners. It is
not denied that union soldiers were
starved to death in those hoJes, but at
that they fared little worse yhau the
confederate soldiers In the field.
Southern women were cutting up thelu
carpets to make blankets for the sol
diers and the cobs were ground with
corn to supply the meal which was the
staple and almost the sole article of
food on the southern soldler'w bill of
fare. Good fare ' for the prisoners
could not have been furnished, much
of the time, even If the officials had
desired it. Appreciation of these con
ditions has induced congress, In which
the union soldier element has always
been strong, to take one more step to
ward the final bridging of the war gap
by marking the graves of the confed
erates who died In northern prisons.
President Roosevelt has taken a pot
phot at the camp of that llttU? coterie
of writers who have been flooding the
country for several years wjth stories
of wild animals and their habits and
accounts of daring exploits In hunting
wild game In the Rockies, in the woods
of Maine, in the fastnesses of the Hud
son bay country and on up into the
wilds of the Klondike. Jack London,
Ernest Seton-Thompson, William J.
Long, Charles O. D. Roberts and two
or three other writers have been build
ing up comfortable bank accounts by
filling the shelves of the Juvenile sec
tions in the nation's libraries with ani
mal stories which President Roosevelt
declares shamelessly misrepresent the
habits of the animals of the wilderness,
deceive and mislead the children and
contain stories of exploits that might
have Keen dreamed in a comfortably
warnied office, but never could have
been pulled off In the neighborhood of
the haunts of wild beasts.
In reviewing these fake animal
stories the president takes them up
seriatim and points out their defects.
Jack London's story of a bulldog put
ting up a stiff fight with a wolf is de
clared by the president to be "the very
sublimity of absurdity a closet pro
duction." And he strengthens his con
tention by reference to the well known
traits of the wolf and the bulldog,
showing how It would be impossible
for the two animals to get into such
a conflict unless in a cage. London's
story of a wolf being beaten by a lynx
in a fight is likewise proved absurd
and untrue. William J. Long'B thrilling
recital of the wolf's killing of the cari
bou by biting it behind the shoulder
loses most of Its thrill under the presi
dent's explanation that every fighting
animal has fixed habits and rules of
conduct and that the wolf never bites
behind the shoulder. "Nothing except
a shark or an alligator," says the presi
dent, "attempts to kill by a bite .be
hind the shoulder." Seton-Thompson,
the president admits, knows something
about wild animals, but is criticised
for mixing too much fiction with his
facts. Mr. Roberts' latest animal Btory,
the heroes of which are a lot of lynxes,
Is excused on the theory that' Mr.
Roberts is writing fairy tales for the
nursery contingent.
President Roosevelt fa an ardent
sportsman, a lover of life in the woods
or in the, open, and has had a wide ex
perience in hunting big game in- all
parts of the country. He is a student
of animal life and is naturally Incensed
that any writer should take such liber
ties with animal characters without
knowing them or their habits. Yet it
is hopeless to expect any reform. The'
wild animals of the west and north
will have to stand for the misrepre
sentations in fiction, Just as the cow
boy, the miner and the "bad man" of
the border must submit to the dis
torted portrayal of their characters by
the novelists and playwrights. It Is a
part of the game and It pays.
Secretary of State Ellhu Root has
the sole claim to distinction as a de
fender of the liberal use of money in
political campaigns. True, he condi
tions his defense upon the restriction
that the money is not raised by illegal
or corrupt means and that it be used
for "educational purposes," in the dis
tribution of literature and speakers for
the instruction of the masses in the
intricacies and value of the Issues be
fore the voters. For that purpose, ac
cording to Mr. Root, there "is no more
useful expenditure of money from the
public point of vle-w." In, a recent ad
dress at Yale Mr. Root said:
The greatest, most useful, educational
process ever known In the world occurs
every four years In the T'nlted Statea, when
during a presidential election some 15,000.000
voters are engaged for months In reading
and hearing about great and difficult ques
tions of government. In studying them. In
considering and discussing and forming
matured opinion about them. In the last
presidential election the expenditure, ac
cording to official statements, amounted to
about only SVs cents per capita for the
people of the United States on one sldo
and probably somewhat less on the other.1
The great bulk of It was applied to the
political education of voters.
The public protest, which has caused
a revision of campaign methods, has
never been t much against the use of
money In political campaigns as against
the abuses practiced in raising and ap
plying such funds. But Mr. Root will
have difficulty in convincing the people
that he has not overestimated the im
portance and necessity of an educa
tional campaign in national election
years. Mr. . Root, we fear, has over
looked the changes wrought In the last
decade in ways and means for dis
seminating information on political and
all other subjects. The growth of the
newspapers, the development of the
rural free mall delivery service, the
extension of the telephone into rural
districts, the development of the inter
urban trolley systems and similar en
terprises have rescued the rural voters
from the isolation that was theirs for
many years. The farmer, even in the
most remote districts, now enjoys daily
or at least his semi-weekly or tri
weekly. mall. He Is supplied with news
papers and magazines and is in keen
touch with public affairs. The rural
free delivery has almost put the cam
pa Urn spellbinder out of business. Audi
ences will no longer sit by the hour
listening to paid political orators and
life is too short for the average voter
to waste time reading speeches re
printed from the Congressional Record.
The Intelligent voter Is very largely in
the majority and he is satisfied to se
cure his information and form his
views from reading the newspapers,
rather than pin his faith and vote to
biased documents furnished by- cam
paign committees. According to Mr.
Root's estimate, about $2,800,000 was
Bpent by the republican national com
mittee In 1904, most of it for educa
tional purposes. If his estimate is cor
rect much of the money was wasted.
Of course, thew is a class of voters
who read neither the newspapers nor
the campaign committee publications.
Their "education," it is suspected, is
carried on through other channels by
all political parties. Inducements for
their "education" might well be with
held by all political parties, for the
public good. In the work of party
organization, registration and actual
election day expenses there Is room
for' the legitimate expenditure of a
large amount of money, but the condi
tions in this country today demand
that any money for the education of
the voters be used through regularly
established newspapers.
Press agents of the "International
Academy of Choreographic Composers
and Teachers" the French alias for
dancing masters have been engaged
in the Illuminating task of procuring
statistics to prove that Pope knew
what he was talking about when he
True ease In wooing comes from art, not
As those wed easiest Who hava learned
to dance.
This Parisian head of the world's
dancing masters has been conducting
a series of investigations to ascertain
how much of a factor dancing is in the
promotion of matrimony. It appears
that the 4,000 professors ' who are
members 'of the academy questioned
1,500,000 pupils, in a dlplon allc man
ner, and the London Times has been
allowed to print the result of the In
quiry. The returns Bhow that in Ger
many 80 per cent of the marriages ova
their Inception to the dance, while in
England, France, Austria and the
United States an average of about 60
per. cent of the marriage ceremonies
were the culmination of affinities dis
covered during the mazes of' the
dreamy waltz.
The flgureswould be more Interest
ing if supplemented by results of an
other inquiry showing what percent
age of divorces find their inception in
dancing, But even in the absence of
Buch data It may be possible to use the
data furnished by the dancing mas
ters in checking some of the ills from
which society suffers. . It might help
to have a law Dassed Drohlbitin resi
dents .of, Pittsburg from dancing at aj
or allowing a debutaute to trip the
light fastastlc until her older Bister
has had her chance. Nonresidents
might be barred from South Dakota
ball rooms and Newport might have
a 'special rule compelling a man to
dance with his own wife at least once
a season. Undoubtedly good may
come from proper use of the informa
tion thus furnished, even If the process
to be employed In accomplishing it is
not clearly defined.
The inefficiency of American work
men is asserted by a prominent New
York banker to be the most unsatis
factory feature of the business situa
tion of the day. He declares that po
litical agitation, anti-railroad legisla
tion, crop uncertainties and financial
stringency In Wall street are all In
significant as disturbing factors com
pared with the failure of labor, skilled
and unskilled, clerical and profes
sional, to meet the demands of the
complex and trying conditions of the
business life of the day. This banker,
who has been a student of economic
conditions for many years, declares
that in all lines of employment those
whose services are In demand at bet
ter prices than ever before paid show
signs of becoming more slack in their
performance of duty, less attentive to
the interests of their employers and
more skillful In devising methods of
shirking daily tasks.
The arraignment is severe and yet
apparently but echoes a complaint too
generally heard from employers. That
labor was for many years underpaid
In this country Is generally conceded.
That It Is being well paid now is not
disputed. That the employe, under
the Improved conditions, should not
lose In efficiency as he gains in com
pensation goes without saying, but
perhaps the opposite is a logical result
of the new conditions as a penalty
paid for prosperity. The day laborer,
the salesman, the high-priced clerk,
every wage-earner understands that
his services are In demand and an
other position, possibly at advanced
pay, awaits him If his present em
ployer manifests dissatisfaction. Un
der such clrcunihtances the employe
naturally becomes niore or less indif
ferent and Impairs bis- efficiency.
The situation but emphasizes the
fact that In no time in the nation's
history has the young man, dependent
upon his own resources and exertions,
had bo many and promising opportuni
ties for advancement. In every line
of activity there is a constant and
urgent demand for young men who
aim to produce something more than
required by the reward paid for their
labor. The enthusiastic young man
who secures employment, makes his
employer's interests his own and de
votes his undivided energy to the em
ployer's business as though ho owned t
It finds promotion and financial , ad
vancement assured..
Colonel Bryan's Commoner thinks
it necessary to say that Mr. Bryan
never discussed with anybody the pos
sible candidacy of Thomas Fortune
Ryan for the United States senate, for
the presidency or for any other posi
tion.' It Is careful, however, not to
say whether, If he were to discuss the
question, he would or would not en
courage Mr. Ryan. . There is a lurking
suspicion somewhere that . Colonel
Bryan's preferred candidate, although
using the same letters, spells his name
with one more letter than does Mr.
Every reference to Senator Stephen
son, recently chosen to represent Wis
consin as the successor of Senator
Spooner, explains that he Is a follower
of LaFollette. There. Is no telltng,
however, which will follow frhen both
sit as equal colleagues in the senate
A former governor of Nebraska Im
mediately on his retirement from
office transplanted himself to a lum
ber mill in the state of Washington
When Governor Sheldon reacheB that
country along with the Omaha trade
excursionists the people up there will
see the difference.
The democratic members of the
Wisconsin legrslature cast their ballots
in the recent senatorial contest in that
state for State Senator G. W. Bird.
Their candidate must have had his
wings clipped, or at any rate he failed
to develop the speed necessary for
such a high flight.
Charley Edwards, secretary of the
democratic . congressional committee,
charged with stabbing Senor Gardo of
the Peruvian legation in the lung with
a knife, has proved that he had no
knife. It is now up to Senor Gardo,
who Is also trying to make light of the,
affair, to prove that he had no lung.
Senator Hopkins of Illinois says the
republican platform next year will con
tain a plank favoring tariff revision.
Senator Hopkins has his own way of
knocking the Cannon presidential
Ontward Cheerfulness.
Chicago Record-Herald.
The healthy optimism of the American
people is exhibited by the fact that so
many of them can be cheerful In spite of
the necessity of keeping their furnace ,flres
going nine months in the year.
A Suspicion Confirmed.
Kansas City Journal.
The announcement of the commissioner
of corporations that the Standard Oil oom
pany is a monopoly does hot come as a
complete surprise. There have been occa
sional vaguo rumors of that kind for some
Room tor Some More.
Indianapolis News. .
That Japan has been allowed to purchase
112,000,000 worth of steel rails, cars and
locomotives in this country seems pretty
tough when we remember the repeated
declarations that our productive facilities
are not large enough to prevent a freight
congestion every now and then.
Political Rooters lilt Hard.
Cincinnati Enaulrer.
This tournal Is perhaps the first to Intro
duce to the public the philosopher and prog
nostlcator who Is sure that the attendance
at the national conventions next year will
be very much smaller than the crowds of
othpr 1hvs. He hints that the railroad
pans la no longer a reality, or indeed even
a delusion.
The World la Young.
Wall Street Journal.
When a genius Uke Edison says:
"I calculate that we know one seven
hllllonth of 1 per cent about anything."
How pitiful seems the egotism of tho
rest of us, boasting of the knowledge we
have gained.
The world is young ,000 years young.
Science and Invention are in their Infancy.
Mystery still surrounds us on every side.
There is plenty for the mind of man to
learn. When one thinks of the possibilities
of discovery during this century, he can
but wish that he could live to see its
In letter and Spirit.
Philadelphia Record.
Attorney General Bonaparte's firm ad
herence to his interpretation of the pure
food law r n enA to tne ,ar8e traffic
in rectified whisky for the general product
of the distillery. If the blended whisky
Is better than' the pure article, as the
rectifiers pretend, there is no reason why
It should not go to market under its
nroner description, and this Is all that the
decision of Attorney General Bonaparte
amounts to. In short, let the pure food
law be enforced In accordance with its
letter and (distilled) spirit.
a nortiiii VnocVout -for gft-cent gas In
New York wor'ted an outburst of laughing
gas in Consolidated circles.
a at T.niiin irlrl Minimised as a boy gave
herself away when she attempted to strike
. match In the old reliable way.
Himkv electric signs working overtime
round the midnight hour serve a gooif
purpose. Convivial rounders are scarea on
lie bloc, or Induced to swear on.
trntwl nlcturea of John It. Hegeman,
the New York Insurance magnate, show
him with a Buffalo Bill crop of hair, which
ten Indictments are likely to curl nicely.
The phenomena of a hen laying eggs
-ith r,wa Itio. embossed on the shells la
.....r.A in nhin FvWlpiitlv the Buckeva
hens are laying low for scratched tickets.
A society of dancing teachers has put
mt statistics showing that most marriages
are due to dancing. Terpslchorean pedal-
gogues are conceded artists In manipulat
ing figures.
The Beat trust stood up more or lens
painfully when a inicago coun piuctm mo
tack in the right spot and folllowed it with
a surgical operation on the trust treasury.
For professional services, 142,750.
The peach crop In Michigan and Delaware
lav be all In, but the country's crop of
the real article will be larger and more
fetching than ever. lie who doubts should
tlend the school commencements.
Things are going from bad to worse In
a.. .,1,1 t. An
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counties have installed the water wagon
lor regular usinc.., mo ii.itci, iwufh
pleads eloquently, but vainly, for old tunes
ru,ti,.l,.H And a panrlrlfiui Lull
chased up a Ute a, man who sported red
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June Brides
Will find much to select from at my shop. Complete
lines of
Silverware. Watches, Cut Glass.
Rich Diamond Jewelry, Etc., Etc.
lour inspection is solicited
1522 Faxnam Street
There Is no sanctity without service.
Tho thoughtless never are harmless.
Large sorrows come from little sins.
The heart is bankrupt when it has no
love to spare,
Iaiy folks lose a lot-v0' energy telling
how busy they are.
It takes a brave man to be willing to be
called a coward.
The weariest people are those who are
running from duty. ,
You never taste the wine of life until
some of its fruits are crushed.
It's a great pity that the people who
Invent troubles do not patent them.
In the temple of a great and good life
almost all the .bricks are small.
Conclence never makes cowards of us
until we turn out backs on It.
Many a man goes back by being too
anxious about putting up a good front.
True religion deals with men as In the
sight of God and with God as In the sight
of men.
There Is only one, way to happiness, and
that Is found by looking for chances to
help other folk. Chicago Tribune. '
St. Louts Republic: A St. Louis priest
Is to call his divine flock to service with
the aid - of a talking machine. Is tills
modern Inventive age going to do away
with-church bells?
Baltimore American: The Presbyterinn
general assembly has blown the bugle of
revolt against Sunday newspapers. Bugle
blowing Is now relatively easy even for
Presbyterians who once (lid possible things
Instead of attempting the impossible.
New York Tribuno: The trpveltnr re
vivalist In Georgia who lashed his 12-year-old
Bon nearly to death because the little
fellow played base ball last Sunday prob
ably thinks that he has Inculcated In his
offspring the Christian idea of kindness
and forbearance. Six months of hard
labor on the rock pile may clear up the
befogged brain of tho fanatic who has
been living off his own pious shoutings
and the collections of his congregations.
Chicago Chronicle: Those who are "con
serving" Mrs. Eddy's fortune declare that,
so far from being squandered, it now ag
gregates more than $1,000,000. This will
only serve to strengthen the Intense desire
of those who are striving to get Mrs.
Eddy's assets away from their present
conservators and "conserve" them them
selves. In very truth the whole thing
becomes more and more a sordid struggle
for the possession of an old woman's
money by rival gangs who would cheer
fully allow her to go to the poor house
If she were pennllnss. The less said about
'conserving" tho better.
You Can Get More Satisfaction in
Our Piano Store Out of Less
Money Than Anywhere Else
That's a big statement, but we can
show you that every word of it Is true.
Ia no other store in the United States
can you find a better, a larger, a
more varied stock of absolutely high
grade Pianos.
In no other store is the One Price
system maintained. Ours Is not a
sliding scale system, we mark on each
Piano a lower price than you could
obtain in any establishment for the
same class of goods and we do not
budge a dollar from that amount.
In other store Is the perniMous
gvBtem prohibited of inducing a "third
party" for a "consideration" to inveigle
costunu'rs Into the favored place. Ours
Every Piano we buy from the fac
tories is paid for in snot rath. And
because of this the discount wo obtain
enables us to offer lower prices than
are usually asked. Besides we often
buy Pianos In such large lots that we
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"L- 'iiiii niiHisniiim. ' ir rn il lit Tl
"Charlie suld he would die for me."
"lou don l mean Cliarlie Uossyp, the
awiul boie'"
"For goodness' sake let him die." Clove-.
land i'laln UkuIct.
"Is Willie still paying attention to Til lief
"Ild he Jilt her?"
"No; he married her." Puck.
"Papa, how did you get acquainted with
"1 married her, my son; I marriod her."
Houston l'ost.
"There are a lot of things which women
can't do as well as men. A woman could
never bo a xirlr.e fighter."
"Why couldn't she?"
"Because she would never Btlck to the
rules." .
"But then she; would always come up ,
to the scratch." Baltimore. American. 1
Influential-Member I am glad to notice,"
doctor, that your wife never turns her hal -to
see who comes into church late on Sun
day morning.
Tho P.ev. Dr. Goodman No- but she
makes me tell her all about them after
we go home. Chicago Tribune.
"What do you take when iou'ra coailug
down with a cold?"
"Whisky." .. . .
"Wife object?''
"Certainly not. She doesn't want mo to I
be sick."
"One more ouestlon. What's the easiest
wav to start u cold?" Cleveland Plain
Younpr Wife (bidding him goodbv at the
trnlnl You know I nin golner to h away
orlv two weeks, dear, and that will soon
roll around.
Young Husband Ton bet 't wl'l! Two
weeks will brlntr the first of next month
and von know how manv tliincs we've got
In the lions" that wore hTflif on tho In
stallment plan. Chicago Tribune.
Bnltlmore Amerlran,
Would you give much thought and
How a painful lot to bear,
When you suffer so, life seems but ono long
Then ease and comfort gain
By tho lessening of pain
In someone's Ills and sull'crlngs not your
Does your fate seem one of woe.
No Joy where'er you go,
Arid In all the merry world you are alonet
Then seek home helpless soul.
And find comfort to console
Somebody else's sorrows than your own.
Are you looking for a good
Kate has still from you withstood.
Throwing to starved heart or mind a poor,
bare bone?
(i, enrich your poverty
By relieving misery;
Get returns frujii tilling needs not all your
Ah, If this great law Divine
In the acts of men would shine.
How human love would hush all human
We soon would learn how light
We could make with fate our light.
If we only helped bear burdens nut our
can Induce the makers to prepay the
freight charges. And there again th
customer Is benefited.
Not only Is ours the oldest but th
Iargent Piano htore in the city, and It
therefore fctK'S without saying that the
best factories in the country are happy
and eaper to have us represent them.
We are factory distributers for
twenty-five of the most desirable
Pianos known to the American market.
We have In stock today more than 300
Pianos. It will pay you to call and
examine Kranich & Bach,' Krakauer,
Krell, Kimball, Hallet & Davis, Bush
& Ine. Cable-NelBon, Conway, Whit
ney, Hell, Kensington, Imperial,
Cramer, Schullhoff. Kingsbury. Inner,
Player, etc. etc. a wonderful display,
a real privilege for the people living
in this vicinity becai'Bo of the eco
nomical price, that our plan baa developed.