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TITC OMAIIA DAILY BEE: THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1D08.
Tim Omaiia Daily Bee.
rOUKtID BT EDWARD ROBE WATER.
VICTOR ROSBWATER, EDITOR.
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STATEMENT OP CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska. Dour I an Count, ss
George B. Tswchuck, treasurer of Tha
Bee Publishing company,, being duly
worn, eays that the actual number of
fuil and complete coplea of Tha Dally.
' Morning, Evening and Sunday Bea printed
during the month of March, 1908. was as
. 1 3380 17 37,880
J 30,040 It 30,030
S 3000 1 80,800
. 30,430 20..... 36,080
s 30,870 21 30,880
......... 80,000 22 . 30,400
? 30.10 2t 30,000
. 38,000 24 30,730
80,400 2t 30,080
It 38,300 2 ...... 38340
11 36,870 27 4... 30,700
11..... 30,000 28 38370
It. .4. ...... 30.130 29 30,380
14... 83.970 10 36,880
It. 84,360 II 30,930
Lea unsold and returned copies.. - 0,163
Net total 1,193,098
Dally average.., 30,328
GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK.
Subscribed In my presence and sworn
to before Die this 1st day of April, 1908.
(Seal) ROBERT HUNTER.
' ? , Notary Public.
WBES OUT OF TOWI.
Babserlkera laavlaa; tka city 4esa
o rarity 1 shaala ' ksve Tfca Bea
saallaO la tkvaaa. Address will ke
hamejeel m of tea a reate4.
April showers brlnf pneumonia to
Senator Uale ought to try sassafras
for his biliousness.
"Sap Is running in Vermont," says
the New York Sun. On what ticket?
"The times are swift and complex,"
says Senator Beverldge. So are the
The president has nominated Mr.
Leech . for government printer. He
ought to stlck. ' "
Forester Plnchot appears to'' have
treed ttha-congressmen who tried to
chase him to the tall timber.
Mr.' Rockefeller advises every man
to be content with what he has. The
man with a toothache will file a pro
test. The increase In the price of base
balls is probably the real basis of the
report of trouble in the diamond
"Wall street is on the right road,"
saya tho Now York Commercial. In
that case most folks will keep to tho
Colonel Bryan says Mr. Taft does
not understand him. It la pretty hard
to keep up with all Mr. Bryan's twists
Qovernor Johnson says that Bryan
cannot be elected. Mr. Bryan may
. retort that Johnson cannot oven be
t nominated. , .
What Tho Bee used to refer to as a
"water-logged statesman" threatens
, to prove a rather expensive luxury for
Senator "Jeff" Davis next speech
4 In the senate should be reported by
the sporting editor Instead of tho po
Under the circumstances we take it
that the promoters of tho power canal
project will not oppose a motion for
A scientist now asserts that wo do
'not know a thing about what is going
on In Mara. Perhaps that, then, la the
real causa of the recent panic.
It ts reported that Senator Foraker
is preparing to get Into the Taft band
wagon In Ohio. Tho senator does not
Ioto Mr. Taft very much, but ho hates
to walk. ; .
v "Tariff revision can wait" says
Congressman Sereno Payne. As an
expert waiter, tariff revision is getting
a little tired of that kind of a tip from
Reports from Washington indicate
that tho outlook is black for tho pas
sago of tho bill allowing tho negro
troops who were disbanded at Browns
ville to ro-enllst
Tho next thing ia to repair tho holeo
in our downtown street pavements.
Tho condition of Omaha's streets con
stitute tho chief blemish on tho metro
politan Impression Omaha makes on
visitors from abroad.
Tho eleventh hour bugaboo sprung
by tho democratic World-Herald to
make tho people of South Omaha be
lieve that tho editor of Tho Bee was
running for mayor In that city evi
dently overshot tho mark.
IMPORTANT TO COR.V OROrT .!.
Statistics furnished by American
consular agents In Europe show that
Argentina Is making a determined ef
fort to control the corn market In
England and other nations abroad that
have become consumers of that cereal
Shipments of corn from the United
States to Europe were less In 1907
than In 1901, while the shipments
from Argentina hare more than
doubled In that period. The chief
cause of this loss of markets to
American growers, it appears, Is due
to carelessness In shipping. The
American consul at Hull, England, re
ports that many cargoes of corn ar
riving at that port from America, par
ticularly from New Orleans and Gal
veston, have been found badly dam'
aged from beating and that most
American corn arriving In Europe is
damaged to the extent of one-third or
one-half its value, due to heating or
improper shipping. The consul says
It has been found that a cargo of com
shipped from the gulf ports Is much more
apt to become heated than If shipped from
the North Atlantic ports. This la owing to
the warm climate of the former ports and
the moisture-laden atmosphere of the Gulf
of Mexico, both of which tend to produce
heating and consequent spoiling of the
grain. A cargo coming from Boston, New
York, or Philadelphia Is rarely found In
bad condition unless there has been detect
In loading. These facts have become so
well known that all ' corn shipped from
Galveston and New Orleans ts known as
"Gulf corn," and Is under suspicion, some
Import era placing an absolute ban upon It
The tendency of certain products to
"sweat" when passing in bulk from a
warm climate to a colder one is well
known, but It is not sufficient excuse
to warrant adoption of the consul's
suggestion that export corn be sent
ionly through North Atlantic ports.
The gulf ports are much more con
venient to many of the corn grow
ing states and the cheaper rates of
fered by this route furnishes addi
tional Incentive to exporters to use It.
The corn industry is too Important to
western growers to have its export
Impaired by such causes as set forth
In the consular reports. It has taken
a long time to educate Europe to the
use of American corn and this time
and effort should not be lost by care
lessness in shipping. It should not be
difficult to devise some plan to prevent
corn in bulk from "sweating" In transit
and every farmer in the corn belt Is
vitally interested In the subject
POSTAL 8AVlXQa BANKS.
Despite the declaration of Speaker
Cannon against legislation at this ses
sion for a postal savings bank system,
advices from Washington Indicate that
a bill for that purpose will be passed
by the senate and sent to the house
with a sentiment and pressure back of
it that may secure. Kb adoption. ,The
measure already favorably reported by
a senate committee provides that ac
counts may be opened at any rooney
order postoffice, ranging from $1 to
f 1,000, but that deposits shall be lim
ited to $200 In any one calendar
month. Interest at the rate of 2 per
cent per annum Is to be allowed on ac
counts and national banks are to be re
quired to cash the checks against pos
tal savings accounts without charge.
The postal savings funds are to be put
in depository banks at not less than
2 V per cent Interest.
The practical certainty that the pres
ent congress will fail to pass any gen
eral currency revision bill has given
fresh impetus to the sentiment for a
postal savings system. Senators have
become convinced that tha publio de
mand for this legislation is becoming
Imperative and have practically agreed
to pass the measure as outlined. Much
more liberal plans than this are tn suc
cessful operation in other countries,
but it is generally admitted that the
pending measure would be satisfactory
for a beginning.
DISTRUST OF AMBR1CASS.
The persistency with which other
nations apparently misconstrue acta of
our government and misinterpret the
utterances of tha American press Is
demonstrated by official complaints
that havo been made to the 'State de
partment by the government of Mex
ico. While the official relations between
the two republics were never more
cordial and while there is nothing In
the material or political Interests or
desires of either republic which con
flicts In the slightest degree with those
of the other, an anti-American senti
ment is growing in Mexico, marked' by
a feeling of distrust and suspicion of
Americans and American intentions re
specting Mexican territory.
Tho difficulty appears to be largely
duo to tho Mexican Inability to under
stand us. When the fleet recently
reached Magdaleca bay, American
newspapers printed glowing descrip
tions of tho harbor and some of them
suggested that It would make an ideal
naval station for tho United States
and recommended its purchase from
Mexico. The Mexicans promptly took
this as an official hint of American ag
gression and it seems to be impossible
to. convince them that these expres
sions were not a reflex of the gov
ernment's wishes. The State depart
ment has explained that the govern
ment la la no way responsible for or
bound by newspaper utterances, but
tho Mexicans refuse to see it in that
light and are rapidly working them
selves into a frenty of hate for the
Mexicans complain again because
wo do not arrest and put to death cer
tain Mexicans In this country alleged
to bo plotting for the overthrow of the
Mexican government. They look upon
this government's Inaction..-against
tnese alleged traitors and revolution
ary agitators as a form o sympathy
for them. Our authorities, while cog
nizant of tho situation," are powerless
to remedy the evil, but are doing what
they can to counteract by official as
surances the effect of what has been
It is unfortunate that the Mexicans
do not better understand American
sentiment toward them. We havo not
now, and It is doubtful if wo will ever
have, any cupidity for territorial ex
tension In Mexico's direction. Al! we
desire is a continuance of cordial rela
tions, the development of American
trade in Mexico and the advancement
and welfare of the people of both re
SOVTH OMAHA ELECTION
Tho city election in South Omaha
has resulted, according to the returns
in tho restoration of the municipal
government there to republican con
trol. While neither political party
has proved successful for its candi
dates all along the line, the repub
licans have majorities for their noml
nees for mayor, tax commissioner,
three places In the council and one In
the school board, which gives them
the two most important executive
offices and makes them the preponder
ant. factor in both city council and
This showing, together with the
comparatively narrow margins be
tween the two tickets. Indicates that
the voters of South Omaha 'exercised
an Independent discrimination which
gave the republicans the best of It be
cause the successful republican candi
dates appealed to them as distinctly
Buperlor to their democratic opponents.
In no other way could this republican
victory in a democratic stronghold be
Mayor-elect Koutsky Is no stranger
to the South Omaha public. He
served as mayor twice before and his
administration stood out strong by
contrast with those that preceded and
rouowea. ine nee, as everyone
knows, believes that Omaha and South
Omaha should have been consolidated
and .will eventually be consolidated,
but in the meantime we congratulate
South Omaha on the prospect of an
improved city government under its
newly elected officials.
THAT WATER WORKS DECISION.
It would be easy for Tho Bee to
say, "I told you so," with reference to
the decision by the federal court of
appeals affirming the validity of the
water works appraisement and to stop
its comment there.
But that decision brings the people
of Omaha face to face with a serious
situation which must be met without
unnecessary delay and met in the most
businesslike manner possible.
Without the full text of the court's
opinion and without knowing exactly
what the judicial mandate will re
quire, no one can advise aa to the pre
cise course that' ought to bo followed.
The colossal mistake was made,
against The Bee's repeated and vehe
ment protests, in going about the ac
quisition of the water works under
tho "Immediate and compulsory pur
chase" law by the appraisal plan ac
cording to the terms of the franchise
That blunder, however, has been
made. It is doubtful whether any
thing we can do now can unmake It.
We can and must, however, take every
possible precaution to lighten tho bur
den and escape avoidable penalties of
pur folly threatened by a judgment
against the city for more than
The emergency calls for tho wisest
and best considered counsel of those
who are identified with tho well being
of Omaha and interested In its future
upbuilding of those who havo had na
part la the rash precipitation of the
present dilemma of those who can
look ahead aa well as look backward
and at the same time measure the
present and future needs and re
sources of our people.
If the city attorney will only take a
little more time to delve Into the law
books he may come to the conclusion
that none of our so-called "fran
chlsed" corporations havo franchises
and that they are all Interlopers and
trespassers who have been proceeding
to invest good money here on very bad
advice from ihelr legal counsellors.
Wo renew our suggestion, first made
some weeks ago. that the only safe
guard Governor Sheldon can havo
against having his language mis
quoted or distorted by a hostile press
is to take a stenographer along with
him who will record verbatim what he
saya in his public addresses.
The local democratic organ Is enti
tled to all tho fun It can get out of
Mr. Taft's visit to Omaha. Mr. Taft.
himself, seemed to get qulto a little
fun out of his visit He has a repu
tation for getting all tho fun there Is
to be had without interfering with the
serious work of life.
Omaha nas two military posts
which should be developed no to the
full requirements of their importance
In tho national military equipment
warrants. Our delegation la congress
will find plenty to do in this direction
if they will thoroughly understand the
The New York Central has ordered
140 new locomotives and orders for
tew cars to the number of 5,000 have
been placed by other roads within the
week. The railroad companies know
that tho country cannot bo held back
by financial or political pessimism.
Tho "Wets" had tho best of It last
year In the Nebraska town spring elec
tions, and this year tho "Dryo" get a
littles tho best of it. One of the most
admirable features of the local option
provisions of our Slocumb law Is that
It enables the pendulum to awing back
and forth In this way In full and com
plete response) to tho ever changing
conditions of local sentiment in each
Kentucky citizens are petitioning
the federal government to take a hand
In the suppression of lawlessness in
the tobacco districts. It might bo in
teresting to have a match between the
Rough Riders and the Night Riders.
"Would It bo possible to secure a
noiseless campaign?" asks the New
York Mall. Yes. if the republican
should nominate Cortelyou and the
democrats pick David B. Hill.
The Department of Agriculture has
made a report on tho splendid condi
tion of the roads in Alaska. The
good roads in this country are always
In some other stale.
A New York Judge has decided that
It Is a crime to steal an umbrella.
That's a new ruling. Heretofore It
has been considered only a bad, If very
A Strvaaoa nival.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
It seems to he' tha ambition of tr
WatSon to b a candidlate for the nreal.
aency just aa often aa Mr. Bryan.
Halting at the Threshold.
Candor compels ' us to report that the
jonn A. Johnson presidential boom hum
never been able to get out of the im-
Waere In vesication la Needed.
New York Tribune.
A syndicate la being Incorporated to e
plore the Interior of the earth, tha earth
being hollow and open at tho poles accord
ing to the Incorporators. Another syndi
cate might profitably be incorporated tn n
plore the interior of these gentlemen's
Crael and laasaal Paalshaieat.
The National Democratic club did wrnnv
to Invite Mr. Bryan to dinner without k.
lng him also to speak. To Impose alienee
upon one so eager and so fluent can he
classed among the cruel and unusual nun.
isnments forbidden by 1 the constitution of
tne united states.
Inceative for Hame Haas.
New York Tribune.
Steerage travelers can now to from
New York to Genoa for $12. This la less
than It costs the government to arrest
and convict a black handcr or an anarch
ist. If the rata holds, some offlclala will
be sorely tempted to present a few hun
dred foreign gentlemen with tickets for
Auia Lng Syne' " sake.
Pension Cheeks Belt tha World.
Probably few persons realise tha extent
of the labor which the navment of our
pension charges Impose. To sixty-seven
countries pension checks are sent There
are pensioners In J?pan and TJberla, and
even at St Helena. Of the 17:4.434 nald to
pensioners resident tn foreign countries
last year,, more than one-half went to
Canada; bull Qermany drew $S3,S18; Ireland.
$,S7; England; I53.MS; Mexico, $23,S0. St.
Helenas portion waa aim. a sum which.
though small, muat be appreciated In that
island of decadent fortunes.
AN HUMBLE HERO.
Pathetle and Tragic Side of Oatlawry
Dispatches from Paducah say that Henry
Jackson of Christian county, with his wife
and children have arrived there after hav
ing tramped 100 miles, sleeping In the woods
in the hope of getting out of Kentucky.
Mr. Jackson waa visited by night riders
and invited to join an expedition. He de
clined to consider the proposition. A second
Invitation was declined and ha waa ordered
to leave the state or to prepare for death.
It requlrea exceptional courage for a poor
man with five children and no funds to
decline to Join such a mob which promises
Immunity on the one hand and threaten
death upon the other. It aeems t&at Henry
Jackson had that courage. Without means
of transportation ho started with his wife
and hi children to walk to the Ohio liver
and escape to a state where the law, and
not tho lawleaa governs. Bleeping In tha
fields and woods taxes the vitality of a
healthy man In March or April. It is es
peclaly bad for babies. Mr. and Mra. Jack
son and th,eir children have arrived In Pa
ducah after fourteen days of exposure,
hunger and humiliation endured because
Mr. Jackson was too much of a man to be
come an outlaw. His was a brand of cour
age something higher than that of tha
bravo who rides the road by night, pro
tected by the alse of the pack with which
ha prowls, and secure In the belief that tha
law holds no punishment for hm or his fel
It I said In the news dispatches that
some of the children may die aa a result
of tho efforts of the Jackaons to reach the
state line. It ia difficult to believe that thla
affliction will be added to the sum of tha
sorrow of the Jackson family. Surely,
enough has been suffered by them.
No more heroio figure ha been dis
closed to view during the "tobacco war,"
than that of the man with the hoe, driven
Into exile, because of his refusal to beoome
a criminal, and compelled . to walk from
Christian to McCracken. Had Kentucky
a handful of heroes of this type In every
county blighted by mob rule the night
riders would disband. .
'Idiotic," "aalnlne." "puerile." Hata off,
gentlemen. The house of representatives of
the United States congress ts now In session.
Congressmsn Heflln hs been asked to pay
$30,000 to tha negro person whose manners
ha sought to mend. Mending lacerated feel
ings sometimes Is expensive.
Chancellor Day aays his heart burna for
tha rich when they are brought Into con
tempt. A good many suspected the chan
cellor's sympathy in that direction before.
John D. Spreckles, a millionaire Cali
fornia steamship and railroad man, has left
Meaioo City tor home, after having pro
cured front the Mexican government a con
cession granting him tha right to build his
Yuma and flan Diego railroad through Mex
ican territory for fjfty miles.
A New York husband draw "tears of pity
from tha eyea of spectators, the hardened
court attendanta, and even the Judge." as he
related the harrowing Story of how hla wife
compelled him to "cook for her, scrub the
kltchea floor" and do all the menial work
of the house while she waa at tha theater
or gallivanting about the neighborhood. Re
cently aha beat him for his poor cooking,
particularly because h could, cook eggs
only three waya for ber breakfast, and
threatened to throw him through the win
dow because ha objected to ber selling the
bedroom st to buy a cartwheel Easter hat.
WHKRH TUB 8TRt:GLR RNDED.
Aaaamattaa toart Iloasa Today aad
Ferty-Three Tear Asa.
Forty-three' yeara ago today the last act
of the civil war was concluded at Appo
mattox Court House and the curtain rung
down en the greatest struggle for existence
to which a republican government had
ever been subjected. Time haa chastened
the memories of that famous concluding
event and all but obliterated the settings
of the acene. A correspondent who re
cently visited the locality reports the Ap
pomattox of surrender fame "a melancholy
tuln." There were two Appomattox towns
In 1S8 and there are two In 1!X. It was
at Appomattox station, on the railroad be
tween Petersburg and Iynchburg, that
Sheridan's cavalry captured the supply
train which stood between Lee' army and
starvation, and It was at Appomattox Court
House, about three miles north, that Tjee
surrendered. The Appomattox Court House
of today occupies nearly the site of Ap
pomattox ststlon, and the old town of
Appomattox Court House Is a ruined vll
lsge with half a dozen collapsed houses and
about the same number of Inhabitants. The
square In which the old court house stood
Is covered with heaps of broken brick an
ashes and is overgrown with Scraggy trees,
The old court house, with the county rec
ords, was burned about fifteen yeara ago,
and the new court house was built on th
line of railroad.
The Mclan house. In which the terms
of surrender wore agreed on and signed,
was torn down In 1K2 for removal to and
reconstruction at tho Chicago World'a fair.
but the idea was carried no further than
the demolition of the hou!c. The garden
of the McLean place now Is cumbered with
the bricks and timber of the hmme
The visitor to Appomattox has difficulty
In learning the name of the present owner
of the Mcljran house, or the "Surrender
house." as It Is called In that neighbor.
hood. Borne of the graybeards ssy that
the place Is owned by some "rich woman
The fields In which the armv of North.
em Virginia and the Army of the Potomac
raced each other are for tho most part
grown up in thick, tall nines. The North
Carolina monument, the only Imposing
marker on the grounds, stands In a clear
ng about fifty feet square In a niece of
aense pineland. One face of the monument
Last at Annomattox.
At This Place the North Carolina :
Brlgage of Brigadier Oenoral W. R. :
Cox of Grimes' Division Fired the :
Iast volley, 9 April, 1RH5. :
Major General Bryan Grimes of North :
Carolina I'lannod the Last Battle
Fought by the Armv of Northern
Virginia and Commanded the Infan- :
iry ingagea Therein, the Greater
Part of Whom Were North Caro
linians. Thla Btone Is Erected by the Author
ity of the General Assembly
of North Carolina
In Grateful and Perpetual Memory of
the Valor, Endurance and Patriotism
Of Her Rons
Who Followed with T'nshaken Fidelity :
jn ronunes or ine conreneraoy
To This Closing Scene. Faith
ful to the End.
Erected April 8. 1006.
North Carolina Appomattox Commis
sion: H. A. Ixindon, Chairman; E.
J. Holt, W. T. Jenkina, Cyrus 8.
Watson. A. D. MoGill.
On the opposite face of the monument la
First at Bethel.
: Farthest to the Front at Gettysburg and :
irnicKamauga, last at Appomattox.
A few other markers msy be seen If one
will explore the woods and flelda of Appo
mattox. The spot where the letter besrer
of General Grant found Lee reclining on a
blanket on the ground by the roadside un
der an apple tree Is marked by a wooden
sign. That was the only foundation for
the apple, tree legend of Appomattox. There
was an apple orchard along that part of
the road. Grant and Lee did not meet ex
cept In the village of Appomattox and had
no conference except that held In the par
lor of the house of Wllmer McLean.
The place occupied by Lee'a tent when
he wrote his final order bidding farewell
to the army is marked by a signboard.
It was on April 7, ,18fi6, when Grant was
at Farmville, a few miles eaBt of Appo
mattox, that tho federal commander
opened tha correspondence with General
Lee leading up to the surrender. At 6
o'clock on the evening of April T Grant
wrote to Lee on "the hopelessness of fur
ther resistance ort the part of the army
of northern Virginia In this struggle."
The same evening Grant received a let
ter from Leo, in which the latter said
"Though not entertaining the opinion you
express of the hopelessness of further re
sistance, I reciprocate your daalre to avoid
useless affusion of blood and therefore, be
fore considering your proposal, ask the
icruiB yvu win vuer un conamon 01 sur
On the morning of April t Grant wrote
to Leo that "Peace being my great desire,
there 1 but one condition I would Insist
upon namely, that th men and officers
surrendered shall be disqualified from tak
ing up arms agalnat tho government of tha
United States until properly exchanged.
At midnight April 8 Grant reoelved a letter
from Lee asking tor a conference on the
subject of peace and agreeing to meet
Grant on the old stage road to Richmond
between the picket lines of the two ar
niles.' Grant answered that he had no au
thority to treat of anything but tha sur
render of the army of northern Virginia
Later In the day Lee asked for an Inter
view. Grant assented and aent hla answer
by Colonel Orville B. Babcock of hi staff,
Babcock found Lee by me roadside under
an apple tree. The Interview was arranged,
and Lee, accompanied by his military sec
retary, Colonel Charles Marshall, met
Grant at McLean's house In Appomattox
at 1 o'clock Bunday afternoon April .
Grant was accompanied by General Sheri
dan. General Edward O. C. Ord, General
Rufua Ingalls, General John A. Rawlins,
General Beth Williams, General John G.
Barnard, Colonel" Horace Porter, Colonel
Orville E. Babcock, Colonel Ely 8. Parker,
Colonel Theodore 8. Bowers, Colonel Fred
erick T. Dent and Colonel Adam Badeau.
The conference lasted till 4 o'clock. At
Rheumatism, or a rtrain. or rervork
r over-pleasor. No matter which.
Ome era Oil arill ntnJIv.nMik. t 1 1
ri -- iwnwiij Muckua u vuvia
Anyhow, it always givea relief
' I ! I III
half century hns been
food long before a pure
food law was taongnt out
for ellner state or nation.
Hade from grapes
OcsnlCeU testa) show fbat alsim baJclnfl
Be cm yow award. Alan pow
. olers may b known by their
4:30 o'clock Grant sent a dispatch to Secre
tary Stanton announcing Lee's surrender.
Thtn the name of Appomattox waa heard
around the world.
' On April 10 this address of Lee, which
haa become a classic, was Issued:
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OP NORTH
ERN VIRGINIA, April 10. IRtiS. Atter four
years' arduous service, marked by unsur
passed courage and fortitude, the army of
northern Virginia has been compelled to
yield to overwhelming numbers and re
sources. I need not tell the survivors of so
many hard-rought battles, who have re
mained steadfast to the iHBt. that I have
consented to this result through no dis
trust to them, but feeling that valor and
devotion could accomplish nothing that
could compensate for the loss that would
have attended a continuation of the contest.
1 have determined to avoid the useless
sacrifice of those whose past services have
endeared them to their countrymen.
ny ine lerms or tne agreement ofrlcers
and men can return to thetr homes and
remain thero until properly exchanged.
Ton will take with you the satisfaction
that TtroeeerlH from the rnn.(lnii.nA.. rt
duty faithfully performed, and I earnestly
pray that a merciful God will extend you
His blessing and protection.
witn an increasing; adm ration for -our
constancy and devotion to vour countrv
and a grateful remembrance of your kind
and generous consideration of myself, I bid
yuu an aiieciionaie farewell.
R. E. LEE, General.
Regulation of Slock Watering.
Mr. Esch, one of the authors of a rate
regulation bill which congress didn't pass
because of senate opposition, ha in tra
duced a bill to prevent over capitalization
of railroad companies which haa a good
deal to recommend It. Over capitalization
Is not so serious a matter, though, with
steam railroads, which have comparatively
few special privileges, aa It Is with street
railways, where It la useful for covering
up Inordinate profits, profit on the fran
chises which are the gifts of the muni
cipality, and corruption funda paid to poli
ticians. An analysed statement of the
finances of the New York City Railway
company shows an Inflation of assets by
millions of dollars, and this sort of thing
la usually done to cover up political cor
ruption or a speculative operation of stocks
of which the public 1 the victim.
a cold morning with ;.
golden corn. Tastes good
Piano Prices Within
THHrm i Because .SSs;
lu illi y o Because iSSfshi
C other store selling
- i-n, 1 y 111 "f pianos.
Wo aro factory distributers for Kranlch & Bach. Krakauer. Kimball. Rush
.-a .-v , U,u w ,wl m.uiui at oai u, nraaauer, iiiuuau, ttUSQ
1, Hallet Davis, Molylllo. Clark. Cable-Nelson, Weser Bros., Victor.
, Whitney, Mandfield. Kensington, Cramer, etc., etc. ' -j
Branch Houses : Council Bluffa,
pare sni heal&fcl.
ncnanaea aanns, aa
acid, in tne looo.
or ze a
n n n
TRIFLES LIGHT AS AIR.
Nell 80 that's hi photograph, is itt
Why. ho' a regular swell.
Lll Yes, he's pretty regular. He comes
here six evenings In the week. Chicago
"I saw the fool killer ringing your door
bell lust night."
"Yes, he called to ask your , address."
Clevelund Plain Dealer.
"So you are till at work on the study
"Yes," answered the popular astronomer.
"In the heavens or In the masuglnes?"
The cat had just eaten the canary.
"I hated to eat the foolish thing," re.
marked the cat, "but when a bird breaks
out of Its rage and files down your throat
what can you do?" Philadelphia Ledger.
Miss Cutting I ee by the paper that all
the swell set waa at the Assembly ball last
Miss McBluff Yes; I expected to be
there, but was prevented
Miss Cutting The Idea! I hope the door
keeper wasn't rough with you, dear. Cath
olic Standard and Times. '
Nan This Is Jack' latest picture. Don't
you think he looks better in profile than In
a front view?
Fan Much better, dear. It doeen't ihn
his bald spot. Chicago Tribune,
The proprietors of the patent medicine
were In grave conference.
"If we had to label the stuff." said one.
"of course, nobody will buv It.'5
"Well," said the other, "there's nothing
to prevent us from putting It on the market
aa furniture polish. '
"You always were the genius of the
firm, conceded the first speaker-Philadelphia
AH THER K, iETI.W AJV1VIB.
Gentle' Annie, spring haa come csn't you
hear the bluebells ringing?
Can't you hear the dogwood barking at
the ratnlp up a tree?
All the daffodils are daffy at tho way the
fish are singing.
While the buttercups arc butting Into
See, the little rows limp homeward, with
their hind lega dislocated
Where they stepped upon a cowslip such
aa springtime throws around;
And the cherry trees are cheering at a full
While the acorns keep on aching a they
tumble to the ground. '
- giving essence of
air-tight tins, 10c 2Sc., 50c
tmnct i"" Jiunptr .i'hi t i i iwa me largest
tlllNP and most varied stock of high grade
pianos in tha west.
the On Price, Ho Commission plan
which It originated many years ago,
has been maintained steadfastly al
ways as protection against -hlah
prices and an assurance, of fairest
there I absolutely no
op and every person'
exactly aa much a
rork bottom, th
and are malnlr
an ar quoted In
ine earn grade
Our amok BJala going on now aave
yuu from 126 to IIUO from our es
tablished lowest One Prlca an op
portunity rarely to present lts.lf
again to you.
pianos can be bought here for
1128. IU5. ti&i. lies ins
9, 210 and on up to ll.vUO. with
terms from ft and 1 10 monthly.
Mljlitly used ulaaoa ran be botucht
or 7f tkx. i8, 111, lias, up to
I'iOO, including the best make.
Terms fruin IS to 1 1 0 monthly.
1513 DoPfl'as St.
Iowa; Kearney And Lincoln, 27 eb.
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