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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
Slate of Nebraska. Dous;l as County, es :
Oeorge B. TzRchuck. treasurer of The
Bee Publishing company, being duly sworn,
says thut the actual number of lull and
complete copies of The Dally, Morning,
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month of November, 1908, waa as follows:
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changed aa often na requested.
It begins to look as though Speaker
Cannon were ready to be revised.
I'erils are among the other "Made
In Germany" products which are not
popular in England.
A Harvard professor declares that
he has discovered "the rule of sex."
We all know which sex rules.
The Haytlen revolution was a little
late this year. Probably It was "post
poned until after the' election."
Hack once more to the subject- of
nanwti Jjoih 'Lake and Champaign
counties in Ohio have gone dry.
A Haytlen general has been killed
.by a mob. The Haytlea army was
probably taking his lunch at the time.
Some young men. are apparently
wondering why colleges are kept open
after the close of the foot ball season.
.la pan and the United States have
determined that there shall be no
cracked China on the International "ta
ble. This appeal for n increase of the
duties on funeral goods seems to be
running the tariff question into the
Eastern matrimonial misfits are
much annoyed to learn that they can
no longer get divorces between trains
at Sioux Falls.
Silver has dropped to 48 cents an
ounce. Who was It said that silver
would always remain on a parity with
the price of wheat?
Champ Clark says he has no hopes
f being elected speaker of the house.
He has chosen himself, however, as a
talker of the house.
Klo is to displace Esperanto as a
universal language. It is stated that
one man speaks it already, even if he
does not understand it.
Owing to the failure of the Greek
olive crop, this country's supply of
Greek olive oil will come from Cali
fornia and Texas, as usual.
An elephant ran amuck In New
York the other day, but did not get
us far a the elephant which ran
amuck lu the Tammany districts on
It has cost 1180,000 to build an
Heuhunt house in New York. ' It cost
Mr. Hitchcock nearly ten times that
amount to get his elophant into the
John D. Rockefeller admits that he
owns $170,000,000 worth of Standard
Oil stock. That, added to the $1.50
be received in witness fees, makes a
very tidy amount.
Mr. Rockefeller and Mr. Archbold
both insist that the oil business is
hazardous. Those who have tried
competition with the Standard have
found it extremely hazardous.
A prominent physician says that
standing stimulates the brain and pre
vents drowsiness. As a last resort,
the minister might ask the congrega
tion to stand during the sermon.
Our quarterback, Steffen, is the
beBt dodger in the country," says the
coach of the Chicago university foot
ball team. Don't know about that
Have been reading, the testimony of
Mr, Rockefeller aud Mr. Archbold.
POSTMASTERS An CIVIL SERVICE.
President Roosevelt, by authority
vested in him by law, has inade a rad
ical order, placing 15,488 fourth-rla3s
postmesters under the civil service
law. Thfe order applies to fourth-class
postofflces In all of the states from
Maine to the Mississippi, north of the
Ohio river. It Is explained that It Is
tho purpose of the president to finally
extend this transfer to all fourth
class postofflces In the country, num
bering 54.S12, but the work Is of such
magnitude that It has been deemed
best to do it sectlonally. It Is also
proposed to extend the order later to
Include the rural free delivery car
riers. Democratic editors are already de
nouncing the order as an attempt on
the part of the president and the re
publican administration to make the
Postofflce department a part of the re
publican political machine. Whether It
is advisable or not to have the fourth
class postmasters selected by an exam
ination and protected, after appoint
ment, by civil service rules, the fact
remains that 6uch action will result
In the practical removal of the fourth-
class postofflces from politics. Under
the proposed plan it is the purpose to
have examinations held in as many
centers as possible and to invite com
petitive trials by as many candidates
as possible for specified offices. It Is
expected in this way to secure a list
of eliglbles for each postofflce. Before
taking an examination, a candidate
muBt have tho endorsement of at least
five of the citizens of his community
and the guaranty of the men who, In
case of his appointment, will become
his bondsmen. Everything being
equal, the man standing at the head
of the eligible list of the postofflce,
where a vacancy exists, will be ap
pointed, regardless of his political af
filiation. Once appointed, the post
master can be removed only for cause,
after a hearing.
Congressmen will doubtless take
varying positions on the plan, and they
will have an opportunity to show their
attitude when the appropriation neces
sary for carrying the plan into effect Is
up for consideration. To some con
gressmen patronage is their very life
and sustenance; to others it is a
nuisance, and in the old days -the
fourth-class postofflce was a recruit
ing station for the congressman's po
The proposed change is not so strik
ing as appears on the surface, so far
os it relates to fourth-class postmas
ters. When Mr. Roosevelt first be
came president, he decided, upon the
recommendation of Mr. J. L. Brlstow,
then fourth assistant postmaster gen
eral, to make no changes in the per
sonnel of fourth-class postmasters
where their services had been satisfac
tory. This policy has boon pursued
for seven years, so that congressmen
have become accustomed to being re
fused when they have filed requests
for a change of postmasters in their
districts on purely personal or politi
THE REViriXO IXDUSTR1ES.
From Pittsburg, the center of the
Iron and steel manufacturing indus
try, come encouraging reports of a
general resumption of business, in re
sponse to orders booked for delivery
early in the coming year. The reports
show that in many lines, in spite of
the depression of tho earlier half of
the year, the production has been con.
slderably in excess of that of 1907.
The tonnage of structural steel, tin
plates and wire has been considerably
larger than in 1904 and the only loss
In the industry has been in steel rails
and steel plates. This is considered
particularly gratifying, as the earlier
part of 1907 was a boom period in all
of the industries.
The tin plate trade is reviving rap-
Idly, all of the plant3 having resumed
ouerations with full forces. In the
rail mills orders have been placed by
railroads that promise practically full
time and full capacity operation, be
ginning with the new year. The
Pressed Steel Car company has orders
for 3,000 cars, booked since the elec
tion, and one firm at Erie has orders
for 2 50 boilers. The locomotive works
at Philadelphia, Schenectady and
Richmond huve resumed operations,
aijd all indications are that th'i new
year will find every branch of the steel
and iron industries operating at full
ROBlilXd THE FOSTUFFUES.
The stealing of $18,000 worth of
stamps and currency from an Indiana
postofflce serves to call attention to
the report of tho Postal departmait
showing that this kind of thievery has
been growing rapidly for a number 06
years, ill spite of the most "determined
efforts of the secret service to stamp
it out. During the last year there
were 1,802 such robberies, an Increase
of 231 over the preceding year. The
government assumed losses by rob
bery of postage stamps amounting to
$72,984; postal funds, $15,627, and
money order funds, $12,711, a total
of about $102,000.
In the course of the year 372 post
offlce burglars were arretted and all
but a half dozen were convicted. The
government never ceases its pursuit of
these thieves, who are mostly profes
sionals and make a specialty of rob
bing postofflces. One feature of the
case, always puzzling to the govern
ment officials, is the readiness with
which business men in high standing
will purchase hundreds of dollars'
worth of stamps from persons not con
nected with the postal service, and
without either asking questions or re
porting to the authorities. These
stamps are necessarily sold through a
"fence" and t a liberal discount, aud
tho government secret service men
contend, with some show of reason,
that merchants -who buy their stamps
In large quantities from unknown men
are making It easy for the. postofflce
burglars to go on with their work.
The loss in such cases falls on the
postmaster, who, while he may be re
imbursed by an act of congress. Is al
ways compelled to wait a long time
for the adjustment of his claim. Re-centl'.-
congress has authorized the
postmaster general to settle minor
losses, where the facts are satisfactory
to the inspectors, bnt in cases of large
loss, like that in the Indiana town, the
postmaster must wait for his reltfr" in
STATE AXD FEDERAL AUTHORITY.
The state of Louisiana Is apparently
determined to make another test of
the states' rights doctrine in the su
preme court of the United States. A
constitutional amendment, passed by a
special session of the legislature, has
been overwhelmingly approved by the
people. It bars those who have begun
suits at law In the state courts from
transferring them to the United States
There Is little reason to doubt that
in view of tho dominant position of the
national government that the Louis
iana enactment will find short shrift
in the federal courts. It has been long
recognized, both In the interpretation
of the federal constitution and in the
highest decisions on that document,
that the federal judicial authority Is
paramount where any supposed state
right may conflict with it. It is clearly
established that no citizen or litigant
can be barred by a state law from
seeking relief, protection or benefits
in the national courts, where a federal
Issue is involved. The Louisiana en
actment is already being tested In the
federal court at New Orleans and will
doubtless be carried ' to the United
States supreme court for final disposi
THE IiCILDIXa VRDIXAXCE.
Another dispute has arisen between
the city council and the building in
spector. Without going into the mer
its of the present case, the general
proposition involved is that the build
ing ordinance should not be evaded
under any conditions. It Is easily un
derstood that a temporary structure
of combustible nature may be erected
within tho prescribed fire limits under
proper provisions, but why a perma
nent structure of this nature should
be permitted does not appear. Omaha
has enjoyed a very healthy building
growth for a number of years past
and the ordinance requiring substan
tial construction has been enforced
with reasonable effectiveness. It if
confessedly to the advantage of the
builders, themselves, that their con
struction be of the most durable char
One of the paradoxical features of
modern commercial life in America is
that laws are required to compel the
construction of buildings that may not
stand as a menace to surrounding
property. The annual tribute paid
to the red destroyer each year has
reached stupendous figures, and yet
there are in every community men
who are willing to disregard all no
tions of safety as taught by experi
ence and erect flimsy and easily con
sumed structures for business pur
poses. This attitude Is one the build
ing ordinance is intended to correct.
The Omaha laws on building, are not
rigidly restrictive, nor do they operate
onerously against private enterprise.
The enforcement of these laws has
been, if anything, too lax and should
be made stricter in the future. It is
not to work a hardship on any indi
vidual or firm, but to protect the prop
erty of other individuals and firms
that the law exists, aud it should be
A Lincoln newspaper has dug up a
letter alleged to have been written by
A. C. Shallenberger during the lasl
campaign, in which the then candidate
for governor pledges himself to sign
a county option bill, if such be passed
by the legislature. This is merely
supporting the charge made by The
Bee again and again during the cam
paign that Mr. Shallenberger was
promising one thing in one part of the
state and another in another, and it is
going to take considerable diplomatic
maneuvering on the part of the in
coming governor to redeem both his
The passing of John McCreary re
moves another of the figures that
loomed big in the early history of
Omaha and Nebraska. Mr. McCreary
was one of that band of intrepid spir
its who helped build an empire from
a wilderness, and whose numbers are
growing fewer and fewer each year,
but whose work is more and more un
derstood and appreciated.
A cut used to illustrate a street car
sign company's advertisement is an
excellent illustration of - the general
value of that sort of effort at publicity.
The people who are portrayed as rid
ing in the car are looking in every di
rection save at the signs.
The Douglas county delegation is
now discussing Omaha charter amend
ments with the charter revision com
mittee, but no further sign of "home
rule" is apparent. That seems to b
one topic the democrats are anxious
to avoid just now.
The World-Herald's present great
est cause for complaint seems to be
that a republican governor has de
clined to appoint democrats to office
In Nebraska. This Is too bad, of
course, but it will probably have to
stand as it is. '
A hard-hearted Jury at Salt Lake
refused to discriminate between the
corporations aud the individuals Mho
were charged with consulraty ant
found them all guilty. Some day 1'
will come to be understood that law
are jneant to be obeyed by giant cor
porations and their employes the same
s by other persons.
The Lutheran semi-centennial cele
bration Is another reminder that
Omaha is a very young community, as
well as an evidence that the Luther
ans were as aggressive in their mis
sionary work fifty years ago as they
Tho bonded indebtedness of New
York City is now larger than that of
the United States. The rest of the
country has shown Its wisdom in quar
antining against the spread of Tam
manyism. A Urarlona t'nnreaalon.
Cuba will allow the Americans to direct
their own evaluation. It certainly la both
grace and gratitude to recognize that the
evacuation la wholly voluntary, and that
unlike the former possessors of the Island,
we do not haVe to walk Spanish.
"A Jolly Uaod Fellow."
Judging from the tone and temper of
Mr. Hnrrimnn's only after-dinner speech,
It'a rather a pity that he Isn't heard from
In that role more frequently. His merry
quips and f.K"et loudness nt the expense of
hla distinguished critics set the tables In n
roar and promoted digestion.
la Uncle Andy a Una-Been?
And now some of the younger steel mag
nates say "Uncle Andy" has been out of
tho game too long to appreciate its needs.
Perhaps Mr. Carnegie argues the matter
somewhat after the fashion of that Turkish
sultan who was willing for his successor's
harem to be abolished, but balked at the
abolition of his own.
On the Tobosjsjmn.
Poor old silver dollar! With the price
of the metal very close down to the lowest
price It has ever sold, the intrinsic value
of the silver coin is as low or lower than
ever before In its history, being now Just
about 40 cents. Meanwhile the output of
the Bold mines continues to increase, the
lutest record being at the top.
Amertenn Towers of Battel.
W. Z. Ripley in the Atlantic.
In a slnglo block in New York there aro
1.400 people of twenty distinct nationalities.
There are more than two-thirds us many
native-born Irish in Boston as In the cap
ital city, Dublin. With their children,
mainly of pure Irish blood, they mako
Boston Indubitably tho leading Irish city
In the world. New York Is a larger Italian
colony today than Rome, having 500,000
Italian colonists. It contains no lees than
800,000 Jews, mainly from Russia. Thus It
Is also tho foremost Jewish city in the
world. Pittsburg, the center of our Iron
and steel lnduatry, is another tower of
Babel. It la said to contain more of that
out-of-the-way people, the Servians, than
the capital of Servia Itself.
MASD.ITKS OF TUB 1'ItlM ARIES.
The Question aa It Affects Election of
United Stntea Senators.
New York Tribune.
In Oregon the popularly chosen candidate
for senator la of a different party from the
majority of the legislature. In Kansas and
Missouri he is of a different faction of the
same party from the majority of tho legis
lature. That la urged as Just as good an
excuse aa exists in Oregon for violating
the will of the people expressed In the
primary law. Frauds are alleged. If the
election were to be held over again, the
public is told that the result would be
different; therefore the legislators are ad
vised to let the defeated candldato's friends
interpret for them the second thought of
the electorate. In the Kansas legislature,
out of 118 members only thirty-nlx, if not
bound by the result of the primary, would
be supporters of Brlstow. The others are
Urged to "obey the federal constitution"
and vote according to their "consciences."
In Missouri the Folk legislators outnumber
the Stone legislators two to one. In Illi
nois the outcome of the senate primary Is
regarded as not necessarily binding upon
the legislature, and in North Dakota also
the contest is to be carried into the legisla
ture. Probably such contests are Inevitable, for
the system is new and the custom Is not
yet established of abiding by the results of
the primaries. But it is to be observed that
the direct primary system was created In
response to a demand by the people. Viola
tion of It will probably be hazardous for
the party that Is responsible and extremely
dangerous to the Individual legislators who
are persuuded by the kind of arguments
we have rehearsed to break their pledge
to their constituents. Probably the talk of
Ignoring the primary results will come to
nothing. If it avails and the primary sys
tem falls to secure to the people the right
of selecting their senators, a new Impetus
will be given to the movement for a con
stitutional amendment providing for the
election of senators by popular vote.
The mayor of prohibition Atlanta says he
takes a drink whenever he feels like it,
but doesn't tell where or how he gets It.
Tom Lawson contributed $1,000 to the
campaign fund of Governor Johnson of
Minnesota, but hla name does not appear
lu Norman Mack's publicity roll.
Pennsylvania's majority of 2,994 for the
republican national ticket blankets the
Texas democratic majority of 151,0! and
leaves several yards to tuck under the
The official count shows that Mr. Taft
carried Ohio by a plurality of 69,591 figures
excelling the record made by William Me
Kinley in both of hla campaigns for the
Tom Taggart ot Indiana says ho could
get the United States senatorshlp "Just as
easy as rolling off a log," but magna
nimously concedes the prize to Kern. The
family wins going and coming. I
Koger Sullivan ot Chicago threatens to
become a reformer. He expresses the opln- I
ion that public money is being wasted in
Cook county. Roger's trouble is nut deep
enough to call for a surgical operation to
save the patient.
Occasionally a Pennsylvania officeholder
throws custom to the winds and astounds
patriots In the trenches. The treasurer
elect of Bradford county announces the
regular salary is enougli for him and that
the fees will be turned Into the treasury.
C. S. Thomas, candidate for presidential
elector on the Colorado democratic ticket,
schedules his expenses at 158.50, among
them two novel Items one for ten cents
"to the . government of the United Plates
for postage stamps on letters replying to
the solicitations of gentlemen harboring
tho delusion that I waa a cabinet officer
In embryo," and $75 "to cash for an over
coat to replace one of which I was re
lieved by an enthusiastic supporter of W.
J. Bryan (name unknown) on the occasion
of that gentleman's vlkll to lAnur on
October li. A. 1.
tnilKU LA MIS THAN OtH,
Tho fate decreed by the caucus of the
peers has been meted out to the liquor
license bill by the British House of Ix.ru.
Scant courtesy w;is shown the most Im
portant of liberal party measures- sent tip
from the House of Commons by a two
thirds vote. The antagonism aroused by
the proposed reforms sprung (rm two In
terested sources the holders of llrer.sra
and the makers and wholesalers of liquor,
whose business would be seriously affected
If tho measure became a law. It proposed to
curtail not only the number of licenses
Issued, but also annulled tho property right
In licenses which ft former ministry sanc
tioned. Both law and custom now makes
a license property, which cannot be taken
without compensation. Under the new bill
this properly right In license would cense
at tho end of fourteen years, and a license
annulled beforo the end of the term, com
pensation prorated by years, was to be
allowed. The vital principle of the bill
was to restore to the government the right
to restrict and regulate the liquor truffle
at will. The House of l.ords conld not see.
even with a magnifying glass, the outlines
of a moral or temperance reform, In a
liberal party measure. To the exalted
lieers the bill was an attack on property
and an indefensible assault en the liberty
and rights of the people. They might
stHnd for an attack on property If It came
from conservative sources, but they would
not stand for a measure which restricted
tho privileges of tho people. So the
members of the upper chamber were gath
ered from far and near, from the high
ways and byways, for the purpose of giv
ing the bill an imposing funeral, and they
did the Job by a vote of 272 to iltf. A great
moral victory for the peers, but not suf
ficiently complete to sustain the boom In
brewery stock and license values. The
government is facing a revenue deficit of
100,0"),ooo, and I;H,0o0,ooo of this sum Is to
be raised from Increased taxation on the
liquor traffic. The lords cannot change
a revenue bill, a fact which puts a silver
lining on the ministerial cloud.
"The fall of feudalism In Ireland," wus
Michael Davltt's terse designation of tho
first land reform measure extorted from
the British Parliament. The results flow
ing from that halting measure have been
of Incalculable benefit to all the people.
It was an experimental attempt to solve
the problem of Irish grievances, to Jar
loose tho leechlike grip of alien landlord
ism, which ihas Impoverished the peoplo
for ages. Up to May last, under tho
present law, agreements for the purchasing
of land representing 38,000,000 in value
have been mado between tenants and own
ers. The government advances the pur
chase money wherever tho landlord de
mands cash down, the new owner paying
back the loan In a specified number of
years with 3 per cent interest. The sum
total sot apurt by the government under
the act waa 2 100.000.0u0, but more than half
of It has been tied up with red tape and
vexatious delays. The supplemental meas
ure introduced last week by Mr. Birrell,
chief secretary for Ireland, sweeps away
the obstructions raised by landlords undei '
tho Wyndham act, and by providing foi
compulsory sale strikes at the root of tht
evil. Regarding the financial features of
the bill, Mr. Birrell stated that the original
estimate of 100,000,000 to satisfy the hunger
of Ireland was entrely inadequate and must
bo almost doubled. Pending transactions
representing an aggregate of 32,000,000, and
to complete those with the least possible
delay, leaving about 100,000,000 to be dealt
with later, was the object of the Birrell
bill. To raise the necessary money for cur
rent emergencies the chief secretary pro
posed an issue of 3 per cent bonds, and in
Justification of imposing a loss of about
6tit,ti0G a year upon the British treasury
which sum would be lifted off the should
ers of the Irish rate-payer ho contended
that the land purchase act had done mar
vels In Ireland. In this connection he said
that about half the agricultural land in
Ireland already had passed or was In tho
course of passing from landlord to tenant,
and that to arrest progress in tills direc
tion would be an economic and political
blunder of the first magnitude. The bill
marks a decided advance toward the goal
of Irish land for the Irish people, and s
gratifying evidence of ministerial good
faith. While applauding the Intent, It Is
well to remember that the measures must
run the gauntlet of Inveterate fo.es In the
House of Lords.
Unrest in India has evidently reached a
menacing stage to Justify the energetic
repressive measures adopted by the author
ities in the disturbed sections. Assaults on
Englishmen are becoming frequent, and
tho revolutionary bomb, exploded here and
there, proclaims the desperate spirit
aroused against British rule. A writer In
the Atlantic Monthly, discussing the causes
of the unrest, points out that foreign rule
is worse for the people than that of the
natives. "The government of India," says
the writer, "is as complete a bureaucracy
as Is that of Russia. Indeed It is no exag
eration to say that, as a bureaucracy, it
Is as autocratic, as arbitrary In its methods,
as reactionary In Its spirit, as far removed
from sympathy with the people, as de
termined to keep all power in Its own
hands, as unwilling to consult tho popular
wishes, or to listen to tho voice of tho mos
enlightened portion of the nation, even
when expressed through tho great and
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Make your selections now and we will hold and deliver
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, Cor. 15th and Douglas.
4 Where the
cake, hot-breads, cruSts
or puddings are required
Ifyyal is indispensable.
Not only for rich or fine food
or for special times or service.
Royal is equally valuable in the
preparation of plain, substantial,
every-day fooas, for all occa
sions. It makes the food more
tasty, nutritious and wholesome
widely representative Indian national
congress, as is the Russian bureaucracy.
It Is notorious that the very best govern
ment In India today Is not that carried on
by the British, but that of several of the
native states, notably Baroda and Mysore.
In these states, particularly Baroda, the
people are more free, more prosperous,
'more contented and are making more pro
gress than in any other part of India. Note
the superiority of both these states In the
important matter of popular education. My
sore is spending on education more than
three times as much per capita as is Brit
ish India, while Baroda has made Its edu
cation free and compulsory. Both of these
states, but especially Baroda, which has
thus placed Itself in line with the leading
nations of Europe and America by making
provision for tho education of all Its chil
dren, may well be contrasted Willi British
India, which provides education, even of
tho poorest kind, for only one boy In ten
and one girl In 144. The truth is, not one
single fact can bo cited that goes to show
that India cannot govern Itself reason
ably well at first, excellently well later If
only given a chance."
An American tourlBt writing from Damas
cus to a friend in New York says: "Where
shall we go for the real antique the old
untouched by the new? Surely not here,
for although we may walk in the ancient
footsteps we see the modern everywhere.
Electrlo light In an ancient castle, a trolley
line In the streets through which the
patriarchs of old walked, motor boats on
tho canals of Venice, are modernisms
which make the poet In the average man
rise up and swear. This little fellow in
me received a Jolt a few days ago when I
saw the first Dead sea steamer start on
Its first business trip. A Jew and an Arab
ian sheik are the owners of tho vessel,
which will make regular trips between the
east and west shores of the Dead sea. It
is sixty-five feet long and sixteen feet
wide, and arranged to carry grain and
other freight, but I can see that it is only
the first step toward steamboat passenger
"When a man goes Into politics he
to do queer stunts."
"In what way?"
"Why, If he starts to run for office he
has at the aame time to stand for so many
thlngi." Baltimore American.
"What Is this peculiar key on your type
writer? I never taw It on any before?"
"Hist! My own invention. Whenever
you can't spell a word you press this key
and it makes a blur." Birmingham Age
Herald. Castro had gone to Europe to have a
malign growth removed
"Can it be done?" he asked, anxiously,
Ttie surgeon shook his head.
"If I were to remove It all." he said
"there would be nothing U-ft to hold
funeral services over." Philadelphia
"Wlgglesworth haa gone broke, has he?
I thought he succeeded In raising some
' aluable buildings lots his
father left him?"
'He did. He raised a crop of wild oats
on thetn." Washington Star.
Mrs. Grammercy You look all tired out.
Mrs. Park No wonder. It'a so trying to
find, out from your friends what they'd
R. S. Wilcox, Mgr
fineit biscuit, fw((
like V have for Christmas without con
veying the Impression that they muy ex
pect It from you. Smart fM.
W1IF.KK WOl I.I) MA CJKT OFF!
If she could talk In public.
Proclaim things in a hall
Tho way she talks in private,
Psv, wouldn't men look small?
1eiiver curtain lectures
To voters from the stump.
Then wouldn't man, tho marvel.
Look like a shriveled chump?
If she could rise In meeting
And there lay down the law
As when In home contentions
She agitates her Jaw.
She'd make In Just a minute
Important noisy gents
1Ook as they sat and listened
Like less than thirty cents.
For there is something doing
In language, less or more,
Quite pointed and emphatic
When mother takes tho floor.
And in the family circle
No one attempts to scoff
When she Informs each member
Where he or she. gets off.
fo If In public places
To argify she rose
And to affirm some question
Then woe be to the "noes,"
Provided she was feeling
Quite well and in the form
She uses on the homefolks
To quell a family storm.
One-Fourth to One-Third Off
Alteration Piano Sale
Shows Just Such Reduction
This is the
talk of the
Pianos have found homes,
rtlipra nro nut. nsido for
jj Christmas presents.
l nere is no wonaer at in is wnen
good, new dependablo Pianos
worth $250, $300. $400, etc.. sell
at HoBpe'g mile for $131), ? 1 ."1,
f 17H, $108, $iKJ. $'jnO, $200, etc.
Elegant cases in oak, mahogany,
walnut, Freuch walnut, artiHtlo
colonial and art cases, tho latest
patterns on the market.
The world's hest Kranlch &
Bach, Kimball, Hallet & Davis,
Krakauer, Bush & Iaue, Cable
Nelson, Cramer, Victor, I loupe,
Conway, Ulnze, Whitney, etc. On
Player Pianos seldom offered at
less than $G50, now bold at this
sale from $290 tip.
Organs. $15, $'Jo, $'25, $no. $;tr,
$10, $50. Manufactured by the
greatest organ builders such as
Kimball, Story & Clark, Karrand
& Votey, Great Western, Hospe,
etc.. Belling elsewhere for $50,
$60, $70 and up to $100.
It is easy to buy of A. Hospe
Co., for tho prices are cut in two
on some Instruments, one-third off
or. others and on monthly pay
ments ot $5, $6, $8 to $10 on
plaiioB, and ouly 50 cents per week
The beBt guarantee goes with
every sale. Money back if not as
Bargains that defy competition.
Nothing like the quality, the price,
the terniB and the treatment you
get at Hospe's.
Pick out your Christmas Pianos
and save money.
A. HOSPE CO.
1513 Douglas St. .
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