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THE OMAHA SUNDAY . BEE: DECEMBER 1, 1907.
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WREH OCT OF TOWN.
Sabserlbera learlaat the city teas
porarlly skoald have The Baa
mailed to these, it 4 dress will ba
okaaged aa eftea aa reaested.
Tba Portuguese are placing the ac
cent on the last syllable. '
It will help some when the Panama
canal is able to float a ship as easily
as It now floats a loan.
Money might be pardoned for refus
ing to talk If It was not so bashful
about allowing Itself to be seen.
The weatherwlse are predicting a
green Christmas. A long green Christ
mas would be more appreciated. -
An elevator filled with corn has been
destroyed In an Iowa town. Roasting
ears are not relished in December,
Rev, Mr. Onion has been called to a
church at Bathgate. N. D. He Is
recommended as a strong speaker.
The man who prophesied an early
and savere winter should move to
amend by striking out the "early."
The Duma has informed the
that he is no longer an autocrat.
Duma will remain a Duma at
pleasure of the csar.
Money cannot be as scarce as it Is
reported in the east when men cheer
fully pay S3 for a ticket of admission
to a Bryan dollar dinner.
Any currency legislation that will
enable a prosperous country to do bus
iness without consulting New York
will be strongly supported.
Pedestrian Weston walked into Chi
cago, but he took the steam cars out
The quickest way to get out of Chicago
is always the most popular.
"Does a dollar go as far as it did
ten years ago?" asks a subscriber. In
deed', yes. Many of the dollars of to
day have gone clear out of Bight.
A "split" is predicted In the ranks
of the populist national committee.
That Is proof that at least two popu
lists are still on the committee's active
"There is a crying demand for
sound legislation," says the New York
World. Congress will be ready aa
soon as organised to begin work on
furnishing' the sound.
Leslie's Weekly has discovered that
there are a good many empty dinner
palls in the country. Leslie's must
have been making observations Just
after the dinner hour.
Colonel Bryan is in a peculiar post
tlon, in at least one respect, While
many democrats are opposing his nom
ination, the republicans concede it to
him without a dissenting vote.
The South Dakota officials who got
their positions by lot-casting will not
worry about tne motto on tneir pay
coins. An appropriate one for them
would be. "In Luck We Trust."
Rhode Island will have but one sen
ator in the congress which meets to
morrow. Heretofore Rhode Island
has had two votes in the senate, even
if Senator Aid rich cast both of them.
A Scotchman in Canada, pursued by
a pack of wolves, scared them away
and saved his life by playing a tune on
his bagpipe. Oood. Now let's have
a law prohlbting a man from playing
oa the bagpipe except when be la out
in trackless wilds with a pack of hun
gry wolves tn hot pursuit.
o.x (j it ronrr-aix.
When Colonel Bryan came out for
government ownership of railroads he
trle. to square his advocacy of such a
far-reaching act of centralization with
his professed devotion to state's rights
by proponing that the national govern
ment should own and operate only the
trunk lines, leaving to the various
state governments the ownership and
operation of the branches and feeders.
The ssme idea must have prompted his
suggestion In endorsing government
guaranty of bank deposits that action
by the federal government covering de
posits In national banks should be sup
plemented by similar action by the
state governments to guarantee de
posits In state banks.
It is hard to believe that Mr. Bryan,
himself, takes this suggestion seri
ously, because It must be obvious to
everyone that guaranty of national
bank deposits by the national govern
ment would at once force every state
bank and every private bank to take
out charters as national banks. If they
would continue to hold their business.
Just as a bank would rather take pa
per with two or three endorsements la
preference to paper with one endorse
ment, assuming the endorsers to be
equally good, so the depositors would
prefer to put their money in a bank
with a guaranty backed by forty-six
states rather than In a bank offering
a guaranty backed by only one state.
It is doubtful whether even the most
enthusiastic devotee to state's rights,
who insists that his loyalty to his state
has precedence over his loyalty to the
nation, would stand this test of patri
otism. The bank that preferred a
state guaranty of deposits to a national
guaranty of deposits would soon find
Itself without any deposits at all, even
In a state's rights stronghold in the
heart of the southland.
Nothing the states could do to offset
federal legislation Insuring the safety
of national bank deposits could pre
vent the transformation of all the
banks of the country into national
banks. This would be a step toward
centralization only less far-reaching
than government ownership of rail
roads or the assumption by the na
tional government of all Insurance
business -life, fire, credit and casualty.
TRVXK-PA( KIXG AS J FJT ART.
Men who go away from home occa
sionally should find Interest and a les
son in a case which has just been
decided against a careless railroad
company by a New Jersey court. The
Atkinsons, it appears, were going on a
Journey and, after the usual domestic
debate, Atkinson yielded and allowed
his wife to pack the trupk. The tall-
road company lost the trunk and suit
was brought for the recovery of the
value of its contents. Mrs. Atkinson,
being a methodical soul, presented this
little list of the contents:
Seventeen dresses, fifteen skirts, tnn pairs
of boots, six bathing suits, two coats, ten
lace collars, three suits of underwear, four
corset waists, six pairs of stockings, st:
shirts, one walat, two shawls, two extra
tablecloths, two lots of napkins and dollies,
five bedspreads, four blankets,, bunch of
luncin, eigin rivaia, icn nnuw vmci, lurve
pairs of trousers, men's underwear, collars,
shirts and ties, vesta and socks, three
sweaters, four men's night dresses, two
corsets, two pairs of eyeglasses, one pair
of opera glasses,. a dozen plated knives and
forks, eight steel knives and forks, twelve
dessert spoons, twelve teaspoons, two wool
rugs, a mirror, aod miscellaneous toilet
No, the trunk was not a moving van
traveling incog. It was Just a plain
trunk, as shown by the evidence, SO
Inches deep, 42 inches long and 23
Inches wide. The evidence was com
plete and specific, and there was noth
lng leit lor tne jury but to return a
verdict compensating the Atkinsons for
a family wardrobe and the furnishings
for a cottage at the seashore. The mart
who may be suffering from ennui might
try the plan of laying that collection
of stuff out in the parlor and letting it
overflow Into a couple of bedrooms
and then try to put it into one steamer
trunk of the over-developed steamer
pattern. It would take more than
mere force ana profanity to pack a
trunk that way.
uccn adi jbovt aothj.vo.
Governor Haskell of Oklahoma is
threatening dire things if the august
senate of the United States refuses to
acknowledge his authority to appoint'
two gentlsmen to represent the new
state of Oklahoma In the senate until
such time as the Oklahoma legislature
may elect them in the regular way
The governor has conceived a notion
that a conspiracy is on foot to keep
these men out of the senate until a
wicked congress can pass laws wreck
lng the nation which the Oklahoma
senators have been chosen to save.
The governor has named Senators
Owen and Gore, who were selected at
the primaries In Oklahoma, and he In
timates rather plainly that the senate
will hear from him later if their cre
dentials are not accepted lnstanter
when congress meets..
The constitution of the United
States gives the governor the right to
fill vacancies in the senate which occur
during the recess of the legislature.
The Oklahoma legislature, however,
has never met and therefore has never
had a recess. The state constitution
provides that the United States sena
tors shall be chosen by the legislature.
Until that Is, done Oklahoma has no
regularly accredited members of the
United States senate, despite the pri
mary selection of Owen and Gore.
The matter might be more impor
tant, although the rights and princi
ples would - not be changed, if any
measure . were pending la congress
which might be decided by the votes
of the senators from Oklahoma. But
no situation of that kind exists. The
December proceedings of the senate
rill be as tame and uninteresting as
dishwater. An early adjournment
rill probably be taken until after the
Christmas holidays and the real work
of the session will not be undertaken
for a month or six weeks. In the
meantime the Oklahoma legislature
will meet the first week of January
and formally elect Messrs. Owen and
Gore United States senators, so they
rill be on band before any important
legislation can be perfected or thor
A CUTTISQ REBUKE.
According to the time-honored au
thority known as "Little Boy's Copy
book," which Dr. Pangloss liked so
much to quote, "Honesty is the best
policy." The truth of this adage is
driven home again with irresistible
force In the opinion of the circuit
court of appeals in the Omaha hydrant
rental case, now made public, in which
Judge Hook, speaking for his two col
leagues as well as himself, cuttingly
A municipal corporation In respect of
Ita purely business relations as distin
guished from tboaa that are governmen
tal la held to tba same standard of Just
dealing that the law exacts of private In
dividuals. Could a more scathing rebuke be
pronounced on the methods practiced
by our Water board under direction
and dictation of "the water-logged
mariner" during the past four yearsT
It goes without saying that the water
company as a francnisea corporation
enjoying privileges at the hands of the
city, and having contractual relations
with the city, should be held strictly
to the performance of its agreements.
More than that, it should be required
to do Its full duty to the public in the
way of efficient service and share pro
portionately with other taxpayers the
burdens of maintaining the govern
But the essence of a contract is its
mutuality, and if the water company
and every other franchlsed corporation
should be held to the terms of its ob
ligations, so also should the city be
h;id to the terms of lta obligations.
For the city to endeavor to take the
benefits of a contract and shirk its re
sponsibilities by refusing to do its part
is not the kind Of Just dealing which is
absolutely necessary in the conduct of
The Bee does not propose to hold a
brief for the water company nor to ex
cuse any of its high-handed acts, but
It believes It speaks for the great body
of our people in expressing regret that
a Judicial .tribunal of the high stand
ing of a federal circuit court of appeals
should find it incumbent to pass such
severe criticism upon any, official act
for which Omaha as a city is held ac
countable. From the start The Bee
has pointed out the successive mistakes
and blunders perpetrated by the Water
board under misguided advice. 'It is
happy to note later signs that the. ma
jority of the members of -the board
have awakened to the situation and
are more disposed to transact business
Tjrrs VltlT TO RVSS1A.
Foreign editors, diplomats and
statesmen of more or less prominence
refuse to accept Secretary Taft's visit
to the czar of Russia as a friendly call
of an American citizen and official
upon a foreign ruler who happened to
live on the line of the railroad being
used by the American on his homeward
Journey, Newspapers all over Europe
are commenting on the visit and draw
ing conclusions that might be funny if
most of them were not so silly. The
esteemed Bourse Gazette, for Instance,
Whatever may be the meaning of Mr,
Taft'a visit to St. Petersburg, it becomes
the Russian government to avoid any
entanglements which might raise awkward
oondltlons for Russia in that day when
Japan, having created an enormous power
upon the Asiatic mainland, trlea conclu
sions with the North American democracy.
The Gazette editor has doubtless
been reading some of the speeches of
Richmond Pearson Hobson and the
editorials of the New York Sun, ud is
convinced that the United States Is
going to have a mlxup with Japan Just
as soon aa proper preparations can be
made. The Novoe Vremya, which has
accumulated more misinformation
about American affairs than would
seem possible for one institution to
possess, welcomes Mr. Taft with genu
ine forgiveness because the dlstlu
guished secretary and his honorable
government were on the "wrong side'
In the Jap-Russo war. The Novoe
Vremya reminds Mr. Taft that the
American government created a Frank
ensteln in Asia, by aiding Japan, but
says that Russia Is willing to overlook
all this and Join the United States In an
alliance tor shutting Japan out of the
Pacific. The editor Intimates that he
will bring his fountain pen down to the
palace, if Mr. Taft but says the word
and have the agreement ail signed and
sealed before the czar changes his
The Russian people are taking the
matter even more seriously than are
the editors and diplomats. Dispatches
show that hundreds of Russians, in
eluding officers of high rank in the
army, are calling at the American em
bassy at St. Petersburg and offering
their services for the Impending Amerl
can-Japanese war. Assurances of mem
bers of the American embassy that the
United States and Japan are on most
friendly terms are met with winks and
counter-assurances that the Russian
Understand that, but want it under
stood that they will be ready to 'flght
Just the same when the United States
gives the signal.
All of this furnishes a rather effec
tive answer to the claim that the F.us-
sians are making great advancement
in education and enlightenment It is
apparently impossible tor foreigners,
outside of England, France and Ger
many to understand that while the
Ualted States desires friendly relations
with all powers, it baa been schooled
to avoid entangling alliances with any
of them. There is no reason why the
governments of the United States and
Japan and Russia should be otherwise
than friendly, but the suggestion of a
special alliance with any foreign power
is out of keeping with American tradi
tions and policies.
AIT KVCOVRAU1KO BIOS.
Additional testimony that the honest
investor is not seriously affected by the
conditions existing In the stock market
and in industrial affairs is supplied by
the success of the New York Central
in floating $30,000,000 in equipment
securities at par. These securities
bear 6 per cent Interest and cover
engines, passenger and freight cars,
which the road proposes to purchase
or construct to meet the demands of
patrons. One New York firm has taken
the entire output and reports that in
vestors have eagerly subscribed for the
debentures and that more of the same
kind could be floated easily.
Since laBt March railroad securities,
even the short term notes bearing a
liberal interest rate, have been some
thing of a drug on the market, and the
disposition of the New York Central's
ssue Is accepted as a most encourag
ing sign. Investors apparently appre
ciate the soundness of railway securi
ties and realise the necessity felt by
most railroads of adding new equip
ment and making other provisions for
the development of traffic facilities to
meet the requirements of business.
It Is not probable that the investing
public is ready to advance the $1,000,-
600,000 a year, which James J. Hill
Insists Is needed by American railways
for the next five years, but there seems
little reason to doubt the ability and
willingness of the country to respond
to reasonable demands for money for
honest Improvement of railway facili
ties and Investment In other legitimate
THE THREAT OF CONSCRIPTION.
.Adjutant General Alnsworth is evi
dently unfamiliar with, or has over
looked, the sentiment of the American
people, if he is in any measure serious
in his suggestion for congress to resort
to conscription to keep the standing
army of- the United States recruited up
to Its peace quota. In his enthusiasm
for the maintenance and betterment
of the army, which has commanded his
services for some forty years, General
Alnsworth proposes a remedy that in
fringes the fundamental ideas on which
our political system Is built. Conscrip
tion Is a hateful word in this country.
It Is offensive even in time of war, and
the congressmen who would support
such a measure as that proposed by
General Alnsworth would be merely
signing their political death warrants,
without accomplishing any relief for
The adjutant general's suggestion
comes out of the fact that the army
is nearly 2 0,000 men short of its au
thorized strength and that all efforts
to recruit It up to the full quota have
failed more or less dismally. The gen
eral suggests, as the alternative remedy
to conscription, a healthy increase in
the pay of officers and men In the serv
ice. On this score there will be less
argument. Competition In the labor
market has made it practically im
possible to Induce men to enlist in the
army or Davy. Many of the regiments
are of merest skeleton formation now,
needing recruits among the men and
large additions to the ranks of the
officers. ' It Is not at all certain that
Increased pay would attract sufficient
numbers to bring the army up to its
authorized strength, but it would
doubtless accomplish much in that
Back of all the troubles in the array
is the fact that the American people do
not like soldiering as a profession.
The necessity for having an army Is
generally admitted, but the young men
are not offering themselves for army
training. The country's history fur
nishes abundant proof that the Amerl
cans are the greatest volunteer soldiers
In the world and that there Is ho need
of conscription when fighting Is to be
done. Without the lure of battle
fighting men tire of the army service.
resent its exactions and its tiresome
routine and break away from it to
carve tneir own careers in civil lire
So long as the American nature Is un
changed, the officers will have dlffl
culty In securing recruits for the army
in times of peace. An Increase of pay,
to compete with the wages of day
laborers, will help, perhaps, to keep
the enlistment up to the desired num.
ber. General Alnsworth and the friends
of the army should direct their efforts
to securing better treatment for the sol
diers, instead of arousing general re
sentment by talk of conscription.
"I know where there are $10,000,
000,000 worth of products ready to be
marketed," says Speaker Cannon.
That's all right, Mr. Speaker, but do
you know where the owners of these
products can get the carsT
Tom Taggart says he desires to be
relieved of the duties of chairman of
the democratic national committee. It
is interesting to find Taggart in sym
pathy with a majority of bis party
A reader asks for the authorship of
the song. "I Loved You. Once. But I
Scorn You Now." Not certain, but it
sounds like what Colonel Bryan thinks
over the government ownership of
France is intimating a willingness
to tend 1(0,000,000 in gold to the
United States. France must be i in
dent that it will be returned as soon
as the next American heiress crop is
Am I'nansweredl Qaeatloa.
Grover Cleveland's question, "What are
we going to do about ItT" still remains
unanswered by the democrats who don't
relish the Idea .of another trip on the
Bryan band wagon. .
last Oar Slaa.
The price of radium has taken such a
tumble that If you should want any for
Christmas presents you can buy It for as
little as tl .000,000 an ounce. A short time
ago It cost three times as much.
How te Pill tke ltaaka.
As the government Is encountering great
difficulties in enlisting recruits for the
army, It Is suggested that patrlota who
have persuaded congresa to abolish the gar
rlson canteen should coma forward with
alacrity to fill up the thinned regimental
Perils at Hantlng.
According to latest statistics thlrty-fpur
persons have been killed and sixty-seven
wounded since the beginning or the hunt
ing season. It Is a pity that a Hague con
ference for the purpose of mitigating the
horrors of this manly sport cannot be or
Mark Talk, l.lttle Actio.
The coming session of oon stress . will
doubtless see an extended and lively dis
cussion o' both currency and tariff reform,
but the outcome of -It all will likely ba a
reference of both questions to special com
missions. Congress Is never so full of talk
and empty of action aa In presidential
Tke Went "eta tk Pace.
The west appreciates the situation, knows
the fundamental prosperity that exists, ac
commodates Itself to the situation by such
means as are available, and goes on doing
business In the confident faith that the
problem of a money stringency, occurring
each year, and only ; exaggerated at the
present time, will be worked out. The
east may well follow Its example.
Rallrlag; Point of Prosperity.
fit Louis Republic.
The form of public spirit now which w'll
do most of tha country during the next
twelve months is that which rallies Its
whole forces to the support of those who
re attempting to carry on the "movement"
of western and southern crops, which are
the country's great reserve of wealth. As
this la the point of attack on the real and
permanent prosperity of the country It la
the rallying point.
EARLY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING.
Tke Early Bayer Gets tke Pick of tke
St. Louis Globe-Democrat. .
For years the Christmas season has been
lengthening and Its observance growing
mora general. In many respects It has be
come a long period, with the day Itself as
the culmination. Much has been written of
the advantages of making Christmas pur
chases in November or earfy In December,
but the point Is not yet as strongly Im
pressed as It should be, as the Crush of tha
final two weeks shows. The large retail
stores are ready now, and have mads
greater preparations for tha holidays than
It is hard to say why so many people put
off their Inspection and selection to the less
available days of the rush. Stocks of goods
are now full and In the greatest variety;
a t-rtlon s prompter and can ba applied
more closely to Individual tastes; there Is
more room to circulate in tha many de
partments, a saving of time, and better op
portunities for a discriminating choice.
another Important matter to keep In mind
la that the mornings are tha best for de
liberate shopping. Long hours and late
work, especially for the youngest employes,
are not approved by public opinion, yet
the public is chiefly responsible for them
In the great retail Christmas trade. A re
form is due here on the part of 'Shoppers,
and they alone can bring It about. At the
same time they would promote the best ac
complishment of their own business. Be
gin the Christmas shopping now, and dur
ing the mornings rather than the after
noons. PAY OF THE MINISTRY.
Bonad Reaaona Why Bnsfnesa Charity
Should Bed a at Home.
America la not the only country in which
there arc complaints of poorly paid clergy
snd a difficulty In getting the right sort of
men to enter the field. In tha Church of
England, which Is a state church. It hss
been common for a long time for a curate
at about J500 a year or less to perform the
duties of his superior, who receives thou
sands. This, however, may falr'.y be call -d
one of the evils of a state church. Among
the other denominations In Great Britain
the average clergyman receives little more
than the curste. Here In the united Btate
the average minister of the gospel does not
get a salary equal to the wages of a thrifty
day laborer. It would, therefore, seem that
no elaborate Investigation was necessary to
determine the reason for the difficulties In
recruiting the ministry, and that a charge
of method was advisable. There are able,
upright and worthy men In the ranks of
all the higher professions who do not make
much money and do not seem to be
troubled by the fact, but they do make
enourh to live upon comfortably. Ther ar
hundreds of clergymen In this country,
educated, cultured snd possessed of gen
ulne ability, who would suffer for the
necessaries of life but for the charity of the
pnople to whom they minister. Within
sight of the glittering prizes of the church
are men tolling zealously for their fellow
men, whose families are not always well
provided with the necessaries of life.
This aeems to be the outgrowth of
careless tnaravement. Many millions of
dollars are collected every year for this or
that charity and for other costly feature
of church administration, but the little tunc
doled out to the clergy whose congrega
tlona do not pay them enough to live on
rarely arrows any larger, and must be
husbanded with great care to make It g
around. There are some housekeepers wh
pinch and try to aave year rn and yer
out. and who never live as wen as their
neighbors with only half the means a
their disposal. The former try with all
their souls to be economical and judicious.
but they have not the gift.
Can it bo that tha churches have no'
given serious thought to thla aspect of the
Question T Charity herns at noma. Te
la vlsh one's meana on extraneous mat
tera and leave the household to starve Is
not true charity. Were each church to
limit some branch of Ita expenditures for s
single year and raise a fund for tha sup
port of Its ministers, these complaints of t
tack of appltcanta for the ministry would
soon be fewer if. Indeed, they did aoi
25 Factories Oepresentetl
in Our Piano Department
SHIPMENTS ARRIVING DAILY
FOR THE HOLIDAY GEAGON
C flickering & Sons Ek!
Represents the highest development in tone production.
They stand pre-eminently In the front rank of America's
Besides the Chickering we are representatives of the
Everett, Ivers & Pond, Starr, Packard, Sterling, Eohler &
Campbell Harvard, Chase, Richmond, Huntington and
many other makes. Sold on asy payments.
Instruments selected now will be held for Christmas de
livery if desired.
Pianos rented $4, $5 and $3 per month 6 months' rent
allowed if purchased.
REMEMBER THE BENNETT GUARANTEE PRO
Piano Department, Third Floor
SERMONS BOILED DOWN.
Whatever lifts up the heart enlarges the
The Income of the heart depends on Us
You never can reach a dignity by leaping
over a duty.
Oood will to man Is the best kind of grati
tude to God.
The Lord never forgets the man who for
No man lives who does not get soma new
Ufa every day.
Nothing makes one more tired than living
only for a rest.
No man ever prayod who did all his
praying on his knees.
There Is one through road to heaven; It
Is by the doors of needy humanity.
The conscientious man never dodgea a
flv- ly H.Hnff behind his conscience.
The man who thinks he has a patent on
piety never goes Into its manufacture.
When you pray for easy circumstances It
may be you only are asking to have tha
track greased on the up grade. Chicago
SECULAR SnOTS AT THE PULPIT
Brooklyn Eagle: Now we have forty-one
religions to ena gravy. A society has just
been Incorporated here to teach Bahalsm,
which Is . an outgrowth of Islamism. Tha
Kings county oourts seem to be organised
just now to teach tha Eighth , command
ment, which la mors Important In com mar
ri I .-'vibration than Bahalsm can be,
Baltimore American: There are two min
isters In Illinois who Just now are creating
a sensation by advocating a very material!
Istlc spirituality. Ona has his congregation
Hven up matters by whistling the hymns
In church, and; tha other declares his belief
that there will be eating In heaven. But
he does not carry the latter theory to the
evtent of asserting that any food trust
will be there.
New York Sun: The attention of dele
gates to the Episcopal convention of tha
diocese of New York who voted on Wednes
day that "In God We Trust" shouud stay
on the coins Is called to tha fact that Mr.
Roosevelt was about the same time re
elected vice president of the Long Island
Bible society. The president always has
the good fortune to be able to balance a
loss by a gain; If he Is put down by ona
resolution he is exalted by another.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
No clearing house certificate Is needed to
demonstrate the superior quality of the
Andrew Carnegie observed his seventieth
birthday anniversary last Monday playing
golf at Bklbo.
How old is An? She Is 70, and going
some. The empress or vnina acanowieagoa
the score last month.
Three shady bankers of New York, Bar
ney, Maxwell and Btraus, discounted fu
ture trials by suicide.
The new fad tn telephoning by means
of chest vibration Is evidently intended to
ease the strain on the hat.
The value of expert opinion In criminal
asea cannot be accurately determined until
the bills come in. Washington Is waiting
or the b'lla.
Ntnety-tiiree banks were robbed of SIC0.-
81 by burplars and forgers last year. For
these crimps, nlntteen burglars, four "hold
up" men and one sneak thief have been
It Is sxcsllsnt for cooking and
Ws havs sold ooal In Omaha for twant
tha baat coal avar offarad hara for tha
and Colorado Smokataaa eoala, togathar with Chsrokao, Walnut Black,
etc, down to 98.00 par ton. OUR HARD COAL la tha D., L. a W.
8CRANT0N tha baat ooal mlnad. Alao aall Arkanaaa Anthraolta and
Saml-Anthraclta. For ganulna comfort baforo chaarful grata fir a burn
aur hard wood hunks. Pin a kindling la alao specialty with ua.
Coutonf Ck Squire
IT'S YOUR TslOVE HOW!
But, you'll have to move quick!
S30.00 AND S35.00 QUlTincn
And we're going to make thorns
a at r a mn
Will von be oae of these men?
When thene Suitings are goue, your chance Is gone. '
Remember, these euiiings are tBO.OO and $35.00 quality and the tail'
oriug will be 30.00 and $35.00 quality.
Our 950.00 bulls, to order, now to
Our $45 Suits, to order, now for. .
Oar $40 Suits, to order, now
Perfect fit, style and satisfaction
sent to Jail. The record shows clearly the
disadvantage of working from the outside.
A Texas bachelor, aged 11T, accounts for
his long life by tha fact that he didn't
marry. It Is too lata, now to appreciate
what he missed.
In beating his walking record of forty
years ago from Portland. Me., to Chi
cago, Edward Parson Weaton clinches tha
last nail In the coffin of the Osier theory.
John D. Rockefeller was Invited to do
vocal stunt st the capital of Minnesota, re
cently, and declined the call. Having
turned down St. Paul Ida Tor bell cannot
feel very lonesome.
All financial fingers point scornfully at
New York, coupled with the mighty chorus:
"You did It; you know you did. you gris
tletl rake." Wherefore tha Knickerbock
ers murmur back: "Take bromide for your
Maud (with superior air) Oh, girls, you
Just ought to hear George propose I
Chorus (with meaning emphasis) We
have! Baltimore American.
Tesa Bo Mrs. Roxley Isn't going to apply
for a d'vorce after all.
Jess No. she found out that there were
three other girls who were crary to get
him If he were free. Philadelphia Press.
Maud Charley tried to propose to me last
nit He made awful work of It.
Gertrude Why didn't you help him outt
Maud 'Twasn't necessary; papa came la
and did It himself. Chicago Record-Herald.
"If you refuse me," said the young man,
"I shall blow out my brains."
"I'd hate to have you do that." replied
the girl, thoughtfully, "and yet It would be
a good joke on pa He says you haven't
any, you know." Philadelphia Ledger.
"Do you mean to say "you didn't know tna
on the street?"
"But your back was turned towards tne,
"And can't you recognise my back?"
"Not when it's covered by your new hat,"
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Mr. Jawback Did any brainless Idiot ever
propose to you before I married you?
Mrs. Jawback Yes.
Mr. Jawback-Well, why In thunder dldnt
you marry him?
Mrs. Jawback I did. Cleveland Leader.
Nan What broke off the engagement b
tv r'. k Phort and Millie LGng-QreeneT
Pan She wanted to put off the wedding
on account of the financial stringency, and
he Insisted on having It r'rtit away, for the
same reason. Chicago Tribune.
ACROSS THE LAND.
Across the land at morn she went whom wa
bad watched and kept.
Bo like a Illy when she woke, a rose leaf
when she slept;
Across the land when niyht had flown and
all the skies were si III.
She passed Into the light that lay upon
the wakening hllll
Across the land at morn she went whom
we had failed to keep.
80 like a glory when awake, a shadow
when asleep; ,
No breath of moaning or distress, but soft
. as step of dawn
The rustle of the wings of white her spirit
had put onl
Across the lsnd at morn she went, nor had
we any thought
Of such a chango, of sch a strange, sad
difference It wrought;
For dumb wa look across the land whose
flory was our light
the day bad changed to gray and
noon were as the nlghtl
Across the land at morn she went, and
morn is morn no more;
The dawn, the dew, tha bird, the bloom,
not aa they were before;
Across the land at morn ahe Went, snd
with her went the rleam
That fed our bnme. that fl'led our hearts
with joy and song and dreamt
07 PER TOW
hs-atlng cUsn, quick and lasting
- flva ysara, and wa know thla to ba
prtea. Wa alao aall tha baat Ohio
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We've filled one whole window
suitings to measure for a few fortu-
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