Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 13, 1908, EDITORIAL SECTION, Page 4, Image 12

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flat of Nebraska, Doug-las County, :
Osorgs B. Tzschuck. treasurer of The
Bee Publishing company, beln duly
worn, -ays that the actual number of
full and complete copies of The Dally,
Morning. Evening snd Sunday Bee, printed
during the month of August, 1908. was as
1 36,130
t 88,930
I...... 3S.B80
4..... 30,640
1 38,790
1 3S,70
1 38,900
I,,,. 30,470
1 35,700
10 36,639
11 '.. 39,410
11 30,010
J 1 33,980
14 30,070
II 38,870
IT 30,400
U 36,110
19 30,070
20 35,990
21 35,880
J 2 30,070
13 35,400
24 30,050
25 .. 38,940
2 .16,140
27 36,010
21 36,030
2 30,450
10 3800
11 80,190
II 38,000
TOtali 1,117.000
Lis unsold and returned copies. . 11,844
Net total 1,105,464
Tally average 35,059
Subscribed In my presence a,nd sworn to
before me this 1st day of September. 1J08.
Notary Fubllo.
Sabarrlbcrs leaving; the city tem
porarlly shoo Id have The Bee
mailed to them. Address will be
changed as often as reqaested.
The anti-noise campaign Is not cre
ating any disturbance.
King Corn will now be prepared to
give the laugh to Jack Frost.
Airship experts report that there Is
still plenty of room at the top.
Dlrectoire trousers for men are now
proposed. Still, folks wonder at crime.
Has anyone . stopped to Inquire
where Poultney Bigelow stands In this
No independent telephone franchise
this year for Congressman Hitchcock
to hitch to.
The ministers returning from their
vacations find that Satan remained on
the job all summer.
Prof. Muskett of Australia says we
eat too much. Prof. Muskett should
keep still when bo is loaded.
"The Bon i an Order of BatB" is the
name of a new secret society. Candi
date Chafln is not a member.
It. is easy enough to see through
the wiles of the window glass manu
facturers who are planning a combine.
Dr. Wiley Is planning to make alco
hol out of garbase, while the prohibi
tionists are planning to make garbage
out of alcohol.
A New York magistrate sternly re
buked a woman who tried to bribe
him with a box of cigars. Evidently
he is a married man.
It Is only fair to say that perusal of
Mr. Bryan's Commoner fails to dis
close any difference since his retire
ment from the editorship.
Mr. Taft may not talk as much as
Mr. Bryan, but when he speaks he says
something that appeals to the common
wen so of reasonable men.
Congressman Sulzer wants to run
for governor of New York on the dem
ocratic ticket.. The scheme will not
fool the prohibition vote.
Scientists assert that a tiy nas an
eye which can look in 1,000 different
directions at the same time. That's
why it is hard to fool a fly.
A scientist has discovered how to
make a valuable serum from a pig's
ear. Perhaps, but he can't make a
silk purse out of one of them.
A Philadelphia man has been sent
to jail for swindling several lawyers.
He can get rich on the museum cir
cuit as soon as he gets out of jail.
That state pride story has received
several punctures since Colonel Bryan
set out to invade the states of other
candidates where be has to go up
against the state pride argument.
The receivership for the Booth
Packing company calls attention to the
establishment of what is practically a
trust cr monopoly of the flea trade
which would not be affected at all by
a removal of the tariff on the "trust-
made product."
Former Secretary Leslie M. Shaw
possesses the kind of humor that ap
peals to fun-loving Americans. He
has just sent a message to Mrs. Taft
to be delivered to Iyer by Mr. Taft "In
case he should meet his wife during
the progress of the campaign."
Since last October, when the period
of Industrial depression began in the
I'nlted States, more foreigners have
returned to Kurope each month than
have come to the L'nlted States, with
the exception of the month of Auguct.
but peculiar significance attaches to the
passenger list of the l.usitania. which
arrived in New York last week. The
big steamer bad on board TOO Swedish
i m in is ran is. 6.1(1 of whom hnd returned
to Sweden last fall.
The returning sous of Sweden left
the United States last fall when times
were bod in this country. They had
listened to the representations of the
Swedish government officials, pictur
ing Improved conditions across the
ocean aud telling of the desire of the
Swedish people to have their native
sons come home and help in the up
building of the nation. This appeal to
patriotism, coupled with the desire to
see home once more, was a potent
factor in causing the exodus of Swedes.
Now they are returning to America
with stories of disappointment.
When the Swedieh-Araerican citizens
returned to Sweden they found wages
higher than they had been In that
country for years, but they also found
that the cost of living had grown, leav
ing the margin of possible saving no
larger than In the old days. Above
all, they discovered that, owing to
century-old prejudices jnd customs the
working man could not live in Sweden
in the "American way," the equal of
his fellow citizens and the enjo.ver of
freedom In thought and action. So the
Swedish-Americans are coming back
ready to make America their homes for
the rest of their lives.
L 1
Words used In discussing the speed
mania are wasted. Just what it is that
impels the owner of an automobile
or a motorcycle, or any other form of
time and distance annihilator, to want
to go faster than anyone else, has so
far eluded the search of many who
have sought zealously for the answer.
The real question is: What is to be
done about It? As these machines in
crease in number, and they are multi
plying rapidly, the problem becomes
more and more acute. One correspond
ent of The Bee has suggested that the
machine itself be levied upon and made
to bear the cost of whatever damage
may follow on the owner's or driver's
carelessness. This plan has the merit
of offering something tangible against
which to levy a fine or assess puni
tive damages. But it meets with the
difficulty of establishing responsibility
for the accident complained of.
A far better remedy is to require a
license as a condition precedent for the
driving of a machine of any kind. A
rigid examination as to qualifications
should be made the basis of the li
cense, and not only should the mechan
ical and physical ability of the appli
cant be taken into consideration, but
his moral fitness as well. The enforce
ment of some such law as this would
do away with much of the scandal that
now attends the driving of high-powered,
speedy machines about the public
streets. It would relieve drivers of
known prudence and skill from the
fodlum they now shar with the care
less and reckless, and would give to
pedestrians something more or confi
dence in safety on the streets.
If the astronomers have not mixed
their dntcs or missed their calcula
tions, we are going to have something
besides politics to talk about next
year. Mr. Halley's famous comet is
headed this way, playing a return en
gagement after an absence of seventy
five years. This comet, according to
the astronomers. Is no side-show af
fair by any manner of means, but a
real giant among comets, with a head
as big as all outdoors and a tall that
Is longer than art and the moral law
combined. When It appears the peo
pie will all sit up and Uhe notice.
An English scientist, Halley, has the
distinction of having been first to tag
this comet and fix the proper labels.
lie showed that the comet, which has
been named in his honor, made Its
Initial bow to the earth twelve years
before the Christian era and has come
back every seventy-five or seventy-six
years since. It was here In the year
989, in 1060. 1145, 14 56, 1513. 1607,
1682 and about every seventy-five
years since. The advance agents of
the comet have tipped it off to the
astronomers that Halley's big show is
now enroute toward the pun from a
point beyond the orbit of the planet
Neptune aud is billed to emerge from
the impenetrable night of space and
dazzle the earth some time this win
ter, unless the stellar landlords attach
its baggage or some like mishap forces
the attraction off the aerial road.
History shows that Halley's show
has always created something of a
sensation. When it first appeared, 12
B. C, It was held responsible tor the
overthrow of govei nun nts, the epi
demic of plagues apt) the breaking up
of homes that occurred about that
time. Its next appearance was fol
lowed by the locust plogue In Egypt,
and it was held responsible, when it
appeared in 1066, for the Norman in
vasion of England. It shone again in
the eyes of men in 1456, just when
the Turks had become masters of Con
stantinople and threatened to advance
into Europe. It was in that year that
Tope Calixus felt obliged to issue a
special edict, adding to the ordinary
litany the petition, "Deliver us from
the Devil, the Turks and the Comet."
This comet has always been asso
ciated with predictions of war, pesti
lence, famine or revolution, but,
thanks to the astronomers, twentieth
century people are more familiar with
comets and their habits and have lost
much of their fear of them. The as
tronomers agree that if llalley's comet
should bump Into the earth there
would not be a greasy spot left of any
of us, but they also agree that the
chances against such an accident are
about -S 1,000, 000 to 1, and the Amer
ican people take greater chances than
that every day In the year.
The reconciliation of General Dan
iel E. Sickles aud bis wife, after a sep
aration of twenty-seven years, is one
of the most notable social events of
recent times and deserves special at
tention, as Oeneral Sickles was the
first American of prominence to appeal
to the "unwritten law," which has
been much in evidence in the last few
General Sickles has been a promi
nent figure In public life for more than
sixty years and hla career has been
bizarre and sensational. His friend
ships have been warm and his enmities
bitter and no man has attracted more
public discussion, criticism and de
fense. His part in the fighting of the
second day at Gettysburg is still a
moot subject wherever two or three
survivors of thit conflict are gathered
and almost every phase of his varied
career has been a subjeect for discus
sion and dispute. He has always held
most positive views, never occupying
neutral grounds on any proposition.
It is nearly fifty years ago since Gen
eral Sickles shot and killed rhillip
Barton Key, th? alleged betrayer of
the old general's first wife, who died
soon after the tragedy. The trial
which followed was celebrated in the
annals of criminal jurisprudence, re
sulting in a verdict of acquittal
through an appeal to the "unwritten
law," the jury holding that in such
cases as his had been, a man must
needs kill to defend and fortify the
sacred ness of family.
Some years after the killing of Key,
General Sickles was made American
minister to Madrid and there married
the daughter of a Spanish councillor
of state. When General Sickles de
cided to return to America his wife
elected to remain with her mother,
who was very ill at the time. That
was twenty-seven years ago and the
general and his wife have lived apart
since that time, although they have
corresponded regularly and he has
been liberal In his provisions for her
support. Mrs. Sickles' mother died re
cently and now the old general and
his Spanish bride are to be reunited.
In the meantime, the stormy career of
General Sickles has continued. He has
taken a personal hand In the politics
of state and nation, enthusiastic for
his friends and unrelentingly hostile to
his opponents, until declining years
have forced him to abate his activities.
General Sickles will be 84 years old
In a few weeks, and it is fitting that
his career, which has been tempestu
ously stormy In war, love and politics,
should be rounded out in peace.
Progress made by medical science In
the struggle against "all the His that
flesh Is heir to," and especially against
the more dreaded forms of physical
disorder, such as cancer aud tubercu
losis, has not as yet come to that point
where the doctors will agree that re
sults are more than encouraging. The
greatest public interest, probably, cen
ters in the effort to eradicate, If possi
ble, one form of tuberculosis most
commonly known as "consumption."
This has been dubbed "the great white
plague," snd statistics gathered during
recent years shows that it. well deserves
the title. It slays annually move per
sons than all other forms of disease,
and no section of the country Is safe
from its ravages. And the most hope
less phase of the struggle Is (hat no
specific has yet been disclosed whereby
a sufferer may Insure himself from
the ravages of the genu after It has
gained a foothold in his system. Years
of anxious research along this line
have been rewarded by failure only,
and tho doctor nowadays can only pre
scribe what his predecessor did, plenty
of fresh air, proper food and well
regulated exercise.
But the doctors are not without
hope. They have discovered that a
great , many, possibly the majority, of
cases when taken in the earlier stages
are benefited, if not permanently cured,
by the regimen suggested by the "out
door treatment." It has been learned
that this may be undertaken as well in
one section of the country as another
and that the chief advantage of the
arid regions once so eagerly sought Is
that there may be found conditions
more nearly ideal for the open-air life
enjoined upon the sufferer.
Thought has turned to another
phase of the fight against the ditad
disease, and that is to its prevention.
Certain conditions of life tend to pre
dispose the Individual to the attack of
tuberculosis in some one of its many
forms, and this predisposition has
lessened his powers of resistance to
the extent that he falls a ready victim.
I: is to remedy these conditions of life
und by surrounding possible victims
of the disease with such environment
that they may be able to resist infec
tion that the chief effort is now being
directed. While the search for the
remedy has not been given over or re
laxed, the "ounce of prevention" that
"is worth more than a pound of cure"
is coming in for greater attention. A
national association with this object
In view has been formed aud under It
state associations. Nebraska, which
is in a large measure immune from the
disease, has its association, which will
soon make an exhibition of the meth
ods of prevention for the benefit of
Omaha people who may be interested.
The work Is being carried forward by
the medical profession with the as
sistance of the laymen and the results
have been moBt encouraging and more
than Justify the effort.
j'HAWin the i.ise
The Bee has received a number of
complimentary letters and many more
personal expressions of satisfaction tin
its refusal to make Its columns a
sewer for all the nauseating filih
stirred up by it recent tragic scandal.
While The Bee takes no special credit
to itself for drawing the line as closely
as possible In favor of decency, such
evidences of appreciation are naturally
It is the aim and object of The Bee
to publish a paper that can be safely
admitted Into the home without filter
ing noxious poison iuto the systems of
pure-minded women and children.
While occasionally it is difficult to
draw the line between what is news
which our readers ought to have and
what should be expurgated for their
good, we believe it Is better to err, if
at all, on the side of cleanliness and
The people of Omaha and vicinity
who waut scandal sheets will probably
continue to look for the vile stuff In
other papers, but those who want their
news served to them promptly and
reliably by a paper they will not be
ashamed to take home will give their
preference to The Bee.
For the first time since the civil war
the annual encampment of the Grand
Army has adjourned without making,
requesting or suggesting additional
pension legislation. The veterans went
further and adopted a resolution
granting congress "three years' respite
from soldiers' legislation." The dol-
lar-a-day pension bill, introduced in
the last, congress by General Sherwood
of Ohio, was withdrawn at the au
thor's request, and the resolution ask
ing that prisoners of war b" granted
a pension of $2 a day was laid over,
with the understanding that it. would
not be offered again for three years.
The decision of the veterans Is a
tribute to the various republican ad
ministrations that have, from time to
time, made liberal provisions for the
care of the nation's defenders. Al
though slowly, practically all reason
able demands have been met, with the
result that the United States has paid
more money for the relief of its war
veterans and their families than any
other nation on earth. The veterans
themselves appreciate this fact and, as
the resolution adopted recites, "further
hammering for pensions would create
a bad Impression, not only in the
minds of congressmen, but in the
minds of the people."
The present annual pension roll is
about $145,000,000 and the total
amount paid by the government for
the pension of the veterans of all Its
wars has been In excess of $3,220,000,
000. Each year for many years the
commissioner of pensions has reported
that the high water mark in pension
disbursements had been reached and
that the pensioned were dying faster
than the new applications, but each
year these calculations have been de
feated by the creation of new classes
or increases in existing rates of pen
sions. The three years' respite from
pension legislation will have the effect
of causing a reduction in the ; ti 11 ual
pension appropriation tiulil the in
creased neerls of the veterans, n need
nn' iral and certain with their advance
in a., demand more liberal provision
for the survivors.
tra K.ff i v ia 1 1. m iy pa r.
The . Canadians have decided on an
innovation in the matter of holidays
by determining to celebrate their
Thanksgiving day on Monday here
after, instead of on Thursday, ns has
been customary for many years. The
argument back of this decision is that
Monday makes a better holiday than
Thursday because It follows a day of
rest and. counting it with Saturday and
Sunday, makes a three days' vacation
for school children, thus giving more
opportunity for family reunions and
holiday excursions. It Is urged, loo,
that it will Interfere less with th com
mercial affairs lhan if observed on
Thursday, just as Labor day causes
less dislocation of industrial affairs
than would be the case were it ob
served In the mid-week instead of on
Monday, '
Thanksgiving day is a movabl" feast
and nothing but custom has rKcd its
observance on Thursday und in Novem
ber. President Washington fixed
Thursday, November 2 6, as Thanks
giving day in his first presidential
ptoclamatlon, but changed it the next
yea i to February 19. The day was not
regularly observed throughout the
country until the custom was revived
by President Lincoln In 1&63 and suc
ceeding presidents have followed his
example by setting the third or last
Thursday In November for the celebra
tion of the day.
Several members of boih houses of
the last Nebraska legislature have
been renominated notwithstanding the
unwritten rule for rotation that under
the convention system would have ac
corded the place to some other county
in the district. Of course, geograph
ical location is not always a pvime fac
tor in a political campaign, but it re
mains to be seen whether in this re
spect the direct primary carries with
it an incurable weakness.
The German emperor is making it
plain that he has no objection to
France doing all the fighting necetsary
to keep the unruly faction in Morocco
Speaking of tho negro vote, Colonel
Watterson declares that "the demo
cratic party asks uothiug, promises
nothing." Oh, yes it docs. It asks
the negro in the north to vote the
democratic ticket snd requests the
negro In the south to submit without
complaint to disfranchisement.
Colonel Bryan insists that $ I SO. 000
would be a libe ral estimate to put upon
all his accumulated wealth. If Mr.
Urynn would put his Commoner into a
stock company and sell a few shares
at Ruction he would have to rahe his
figures several times.
Judge Wallace of Kausas City de
clares that In that city they have "vile
elections, crooked elections, wicked
elections, thieving elections and
mtinstious elections." Otherwise, it
Is understood, the Kansas City elec
tions are all right.
John W. Gates is to invite a few
friends in to watch him cut a 107
pound watermelon. Gates got in the
habit of cutting melons when he was
in the Wall street end of the railroad
The democratic factions in Pennsyl
vania have agreed not to nominate
separate candidates for presidential
electors. Evidently they are afraid that
they may lose the slate.
Governor Haskell Is taking a mean
advantage of an oversight in the Okla
homa constitution by flooding the
country with campaign sougs of his
own composition.
Mr. Bryan msy ignore Mr. Hearst,
but it Is difficult to see how be can
ignore the affidavits presented by Mr.
Hearst showing Bryan's attitude to
ward labor.
The It lull t Spirit.
Brooklyn Times.
TIip good spirit that hni distinguished
I he principals lias naturally give n the tone
of dVrale to their follower!", and mi far
the fight has been a fight of genlleiiu-n,
personalities have been avoided and noth
ing has hern done to stir up unfriendly
or unnelghburly feeling. That Is as it
should be.
An I nfortnnnle Combination.
Washington Post.
It is unfortunate that there should lie an
election for slate, county or municipal of
fices in any state the day, of even the year,
of a president la I election or congressional
election. These offices have to do with the.
nation, and the public- mind should con
template the issues presented untrammelcd
by the bickerings, tin: jealousies and the
factions of local politics.
Coining Hike of Army- OftU-rrs.
Hprlngfic'.d Kepubllean.
The walking test for army officers which
is to he held in October is not unduly
severe. An athlete would think small
potatoes of coveting fifty miles In twenty
hours within three days. It means less than
seventeen miles a day, at a rate of but two
and one-half miles an hour, and the par
ticipants go light, without swords, pistols,
fleldglasses or note books. It will lie a bore,
to be sure, but all who ate not cripples
should be able to manage it.
taooil Fortune of the Farmers.
Philadelphia Record.
The condition of corn at the beginning
of the month, of spring wheat and barley
at the time of harvest, and of oats, was
not quite up to I he nverage at this (late
for the past ten years, but as the loss of
condition is not marked, and the acreage
Is large, ample, even If not bumper, crops
are assured. Agricultural records may not
be broken, but the farmers of America are
now closing up ihe twelfth successive
harvest season which has been almost uni
formly gooii and in most eases fine, t hie
short crop of corn and one of cotton have
occurred in that periort, hoi the prices
mailo those short crops1 unui-iiHlly remuner
ative to the producers. It Is doubtful If
the farmers have ever had such a period
as the last dozen years, the beginning of
which was the end of the depri ssion of
IVfl -7.
Incident f Western I'spanslnn.
Philadelphia l.rdeer.
Th ileot ruction by fire of the town of
Biwhidn, in Nevada, Is a not unusual in
cident of western expansion. Towns of
this class are generally of one type. At
flr.t they cotMM of low frame houses,
shops and saloons," liaslily and cheaply
blilt. As these accumulate, with the. In
crease of population, and the business of
lh- place develops, t here , grad ua My arise
more substantial building -stores, banks,
offices, hotels but not enough to. change
the flimsy character of Ihe town. Then
the fire comes aud sweeps it all away.
Afier that a new town is built with rea
sonable regard to permanence. It Is nit
the dct ruet ion of mining tow ns that In
dicates our American recklessness of lire
hisses. t s the frequency of sweeping
conflagrations in older und larger cities
where flimsy budding Is without the same
itim of childhood.
Proposal to Km lend Actltltles of Ihe
Federal o ernmen I.
Cleveland Plain Ucalct.
Tie- western woman who complained that,
while the national government was ready
to advise her husband concerning the
proper care of his hogs, it was not prepared
to help her In the care and tiaiuinK of her
children, was not giving way to neons,
sarily vain regrets, for the guidance he
sought will he furnished if the proposal of
the national child labor commlltee, with
headquarters in New York. Is enacted into
law. A hill to establish a national chil
dren's bureau was Introduced in Ihe Cniled
Slates senate In the. winter of lSnu-'.ri. It
did not come to a vole, though It received
the endorsement of President Roosevelt and
of Secretary Hitchcock of the Department
of the Interior, under which the proposed
bureau would probably be placed. The
project, then allowed to languish, .s to be
reintroduced al the coming session, and
students of child life and Us problems are
hopeful thai tl.e pecc -saury legislation may
then be passed.
The tendency of modern progressive gov
ernment Is toward more hiiunjie service
in behalf of the people. It may be calhd
paternalism, hut If propel ly exercised it
is at once so serviceable aud so inoffensive
that tiie public welcomes It. The problems
thai deal with chlldlioud are of tiie utmost
importance tu society since our citizenship
of loluoriow is lecruileii fium the lunks
of tne boy and girls of today. No nation
lhat is careless of- lis children can bupe
long to survive. The proposed new bureau
would be under the direction of an expert
wilh the pre-Mlye and resources of the gov
ernment behind him fur the promotion of
health, vigor and general efficiency of the
children of the nation. It would in a meas
ure supplement Hie census bureau aud ex
tend the Biannual t-.Uuia of that dicen
nial agem y. More will be heard of this
project and much legitimate, pressure will
b brought on congress to mad it Into law.
Thousaixls of depositors hnve profited by the 4 per cent
allowed on their savings; their money beiny; at all times
subject to withdrawal without notice.
Special attention now given to
commercial business 1 i b e r a 1
and courteous treatment assured
J. L. Brandeis Si Sons and the offi
cers and directors of the bank in
dividually guarantee to depositors
every dollar deposited.
9 A. M. to 5 P. M. Saturdays P. M.
Ton can give nothing to men until you
give them yourself.
Charity requires no other letter of Intro
duction than a real need.
Always II is better to get a man to think
ing then to give him thoughts.
Tiie secret of consecrallon Is simply con
centration on some high service.
An analysis of the water of life will do
little to relieve this thirsty world.
Many a word In our language Is emply
until sorrow gives it a new content.
Debating doctrine Is an old dodge of the
devil to avoid the doing of some duty.
You (annul make a txet of scripture bore
any deeper by twisting II like a corkscrew.
Whatever strengthens class feeling
lengthens the day of waiting for the king
dom. He who limils his knowledge hy hit
understanding dies of experimental ignor
ance. The more a man vociferates against vice
the less likely he Is to put virtue Into
act ion.
Some men seem to think God's clocks
would all stop if they should forget to wind
them up.
When a man gets to bragging of his
smart tricks he ha.s one foot already in
the devil's traps.
Some folks never gel any dreams of
heaven except when they go to hear a
sleepy preacher. Chicago Tribune.
ri;nM i. ami othriiwikr,
If Ihe weather clerk was onto the possi
hilitles of his job lie would mount the
water wagon and jar loose.
The Rockefeller gcncoloRlcal tree, rooted
in defunct royalty, casts an unwelcome
shade over Ida Tarbell's researches.
The latest fall fashion permits a mild
suggestion of hips, lct womankind rejoice
and be duly thankful for small favors.
The approaching season of sheath trou
sers for men of fashion will lend charming
emphasis to the familiar salutation, "Hello,
Old Socks."
An Ohio youngster of 16 who fled from
home to hustlo for himself was offered four
jobs In ono day in Chicago. This is a great
year for Buckeyes. ,
The versatility of l'nlted States courts is
equal to every emergency. Just now fed
eral courts are managing beauty parlors in
New York and an oyster stew In Chicago.
Palling around on a flying machine for
an hour Isn't much to brag about. The
m.vsterles of a sensalion ran keep an entire
community "in the air" for more than a
A largo rhniik of forehanded wisdom is
tied up In th" proposition sprung In a con
vention of veterinarians in Philadelphia;
"Hhall w take up automoblllng as one of
the branches of our profession?"
The statistician of Chicago's Three-Mil
lion club insists there are L'.tO.imn. persons
residing within the limits of the rity. The
temperature of the claimant's output is at
least thirty degrees above that of the es
teemed lake breeie.
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IVKRS .M) I'DNH, used upright Piano $211
Ml'KLLKR, used square TMano J5'ir
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WHITXKV. ubc(1 upright Piano $lGf
liXABK, used square Piano $35
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1 never saw such a devoted farrier. w
' What's his latest'.'"
"Why. he has an expert phonograph r
nl the lions- and keeps h:m liusv ranning
the babv-'s bright remarks."-Oeveland
I lain Dealer.
"This gas bill Is onlv for 10 tents. "
"Well, sir?"
"Couldn't vou add Jl" We been writing
my wife that I'm spending ?iv evenings fit
home." lxiuisvllle 'nurier-Juurna I.
"My husband Is a most fotgelful man "
"Vrs. indeed; why I believe he actually
forgets he's married hslf the time.'
"He's always .lolly; rVe noticed that nr. -self.'
Houston f'osi.
"You say you are marrying voung Vnn
Itox to reform him? That's noble of you,
but I didn't know he had any vices"'
"Oh. yes. People sav he's getting stinjtv
with his money." Cleveland leader.
"When we are married." said th grl,
"of course you will shave everv piornlrV
that's one of the rules of our rhih. Ws
ail agreed not to marry miv man who
wouldn't shave every morning."
"Well, what about the mornings 1 don t
get home in time?" responded the voting
man. "I belong to a club, too. ' I'hiU
tlelphia ledger.
"Whal kind of s woman is she?'
"One without diplomacy."
"Without diplomacy?"
"Yfs. Khe will argue, with an Iceman
about the size of the lump until It all
melts away and there Is onlv a wet snot
on the sunny sidewalk." Chicago Vows
"Kdilh. I was ashamed of rou when nij
called Mr. Mldlage an old n an to his facr- "
"Why, mamma. I did nothing of the
kind. I wouldn't h as Impolite as that for
the world. I called him an old gentleman."
- ( hlcago Tribune.
Tess Well, there's one thing rbnut Mav
Yvnodhy. She has the courage of her con
victions. .toss-Indeed? I never noticed It.
Osa O, yes. She', convinced thst shs
cn wear a No. 3 shoe. -Philadelphia ITus.
v TO A IlKGINNUa. r.r ,
Washington Star.
So you're anxious, young man, to go uo
In the world;
You're looking for friendly advice;
You think that to see your own portrait
When banners float forth would b nice'
There's a serious question wlUcli you must
When your bid to the puh'llc you make,
'Ere the limelight presents you to view,
far an.1 wide.
What kind of a pose will you take?
Will you seek to Impress by your solemn
or to charm by your manner so free?
Will you strive for long speeches that make
people doze
Or dazzle with swift repartee ?
Will you sound the bazoo that Is slumbrous
and slow.
"r the trump that keeps people airake
You can't make a start till you let ins
world know
What kind of n pose you will take.
Take warning, before your position you
In the scene, full of hazard and strife.
You must wear the same whiskers and
waistcoats and shoes
The rest of your natural life' nothing your amile or jour frown dis
arrange When placing your future at stake;
It Is really strange how the public hslfs
What kind of a pose will you take?
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At least come and see the pianos.
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Tuning and Repairing.
Ths average man eavc-H is what lie puts Into life
iniirnnce. This Kind of savins not only makes
ample provision for his old age, foul provides Im
ni.diale protection to family and business inter
ests if he should die. The Kquitable Life of New
York writes policies to meet every requirement.
D. NEELY, Mgr.