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: aaallad to theaa. Address wilt he
haaced ae often aa reqaeeted.
" In tplt ot th Now Year's resolu
tions, many a man Is still carrying hit
bundle of bad bablta. , '
Nebraska'! divorce laws need re
forming a good deal more than Ne
braska's marriage lsws.
The man who claims to have seen
the first robin is doubtless mistaken.
It was evidently the last robin.
. . One legislative lobbyist has been
duly registered at Lincoln. The oth
ers are there, but still traveling incog.
The prophecy that It would be a
cold day when the democrats got con
trol ot Nebraska came true, all right.
The white rhinoceros of Africa may
learn from eongrees what wilt happen
If It turns up Its nose at the president.
1 In effect, Colonel Ooethals says he
does not care a Gatun dam what th
critics say ot the progress ot work at
-. Senator Tillman will doubtless feel
justified in raising the rates tor bis
Chautauqua lectures after all this free
The Washington police have run
down 4 man named Waterbury who
has been passing his time by duping
A scientist asserta that a well-bred
ant wll) lsy BO.000 eggs a day. Go
to the ant, thou ben, study her exam
pi and be wise.
'What happened the next , day is
about the best proof that Paul Revere
did make that rid credited to him in
blBtory and song.
Just to prevent Nebraska from feel
ing lonesome, the Illinois legislature
ha also worked Itself Into a vote can
In planning the rebuilding of many
of" the . forests of the nation, Mr.
Plnchot ought to require th use of
Soldiers coming homo from Cuba
will pleas excuse the weather. Th
weather man Is doing th best he
can with th materials at hand.
Castro came out of th operation
under th knife without much trouble.
He Is finding It more difficult to get
from under the operation ot the ham
The report of an earthquake in
Oklahoma must be an error., If w
remember rightly, earthquakes were
prohibited by the Oklahoma constltu
Anyway, neither the retiring nor in
coming governor of Nebraska has
urged legislation for prohibiting, th
use of cracked dishes at lunch coun
Russian authorities admit that th
country ha a cholera epidemic, but
as only the very poor are suffering
the' authorities are not much con
Alfred Austin has not written a
poem on the disaster at Measlna
Someone must have told him that the
Sicilians are already sufficiently dis
Applicants for pardons and parolee
from Oeveraor Sheldon must have
eM pretty well coached. Every one
of t&soi must have ascribed hi down
fall to Poo Rum."
THE BACK-FIRE O.V HITCHCOCK. )
The stories sent out from Washing
ton to the effect thst any appointment
of Chairman Hitchcock to a position
in the cabinet of President Taft will
encounter opposition when presented
for confirmation to the senate, unless
Mr. Hitchcock shall have first retired
from the headship of the republican
national committee, must be taken to
mean simply that the reactionaries
have not yet ceased their back-fire
upon the chairman. Thes political
schemers did their very best at the
outset to prevent the nominstion of
Mr. Tsft and then to keep the chair
manship from going to Mr. Hitchcock.
After be had been made chairman
over their protests his enemies among
the Reactionaries set up a back-fire to
force him out even at the risk of se
riously menacing the success of . the
carapslgn, and they have, apparently,
not yet ..become reconciled.
' The "objection raised to Mr. Hitch
cock going into the cabinet while re
taining1 the chairmanship of the na
tionals committee Is but a pretest.
There are precedents of cabinet offi
cers occupying the head place In the
national political organization In the
examples of Chairman Cortelyou and
Chairman Payne, to go back no fur
ther. The keen sense of propriety
now. -manifested "by the senatorial
junta likewise stops short of doubling
up tha chairmanship with a member
ship In the senate. Mark Hanna, Tom
Carter and Matthew 8. Quay all served
as committee chairmen while occupy
ing seats in the senate and on the
other side of the political fence James
K. Jones and Arthur Pue Gorman
were senators and national chairmen
at one and the same tjme. if the pres
ent chairman had. happened to have
been one of the reactionaries there
would not have been even a peep from
that quarter about the "indelicacy" of
having' an officeholder In that position.
Turning from national politics to
state politics,' It 'is a common practice
among all, parties for the officers of
state organizations to hold official
places, both appointive and elective,
and. while au occasional outcry Is
made no serious resentment has ever
been manifested by the people In any
esse where the officer has proved com.
petent and faithful to public duty.
In th,e present Instance the back
fire on Chairman Hitchcock Is not oc
casioned by the prospect that he will
go into the cabinet, but is born of a
desire on the part of his enemies and
the enemies of Mr. Taft to get con
trol of (he party machinery themselves
through a new chairman more pliant
to their wishes.
PRESSING PROBLEM Of REVENUE.
The Incoming administration at
Washington will be compelled to give
its wisest consideration to plana for
either ' increasing the ' national reve
nues or readjusting the present dis
bursements sd as to prevent, If poasU
ble, the necessity ot Issuing bonds to
replenish the; treasury. The problem
is one attracting attention In connec
tion with the proposed tariff revision,
but the best Informed admit that some
reform In the revenue-getting methods
of the government must be ha'd with
out reference to the' effects of tariff
In the paBt seven years the country
has don more business and spent
more money than In any other like
period In Its history. ' Secretary Cor
telyou estimates the deficit at the end
of th fiscal year on Juno 80, next, at
$114,000,000, and that the deficit for
th year ending with June, 1910, will
be about $148,000,000, based on ex
isting legislation and prospective re.
celpts and expenditures. If these es
timates are verified th treasury will
find itself empty by June, 1910, the
estimated deficits about equaling the
fnnds now In th treasury or on de
posit In national banks.
Th only recourse, then, Is appar
ently to resort to the Issue of bonds
to meet certain expenditures. There
seems to be no let-up In plans for
spending money, and spending It on
projects that the people approve. Pres
ident Roosevelt .has Inaugurated
progressive policies In the matter of
forest conservation, irrigation and
reclamation work, of inland water
ways, of the army and navy and other
development of governmental and
natural resources that have been re
ceived with enthusiasm by the public,
but whkh promise to be tremendously
expensive. Th president's opponents
will charge this expense to extrava
gance, while his friends and the pub
lic will be disposed to charge It to the
account of nation building. Person
ally the president concedes th costli
ness of com of th plans be has Inau
gurated and h has frankly said that
posterity should pay its share for the
benefits It will receive from tbem.
One proposition advanced which is
meeting with some favor Is to resort
to bond for river snd harbor Improve
ments, the construction of federal
buildings and permanent Improve
ments heretofore paid out ot cur
rent revenues. A financial circular
saya on this point:
There la a growing demand throughout
the country, supported by many own high
In authority. In favor of bond lasuea, from
the proceeds of which should be financed
those great enterprises which are perma
nent In their nature. Arguments difficult
to answer are being made g to why should
not public buildings be paid for out of the
proceeds of bond, aaloa. The act of congress
approved May to, lsct, appropriated 14,400,
OuO te cover the purchase of & altea and
'the construction of tu public buildings,
i Why should this vast sum be taken from
current revenues, making the burden of
taxation fall heavily on the present genera
tion, when the object of th appropriation
are designed for tha use nut only of thoaa
wbo live In this day, but of others yet to
come? Tbla la a pertinent inquiry, and one
which la being repeated with reference to
every Urge expenditure Involving perma
It is estimated that th annual ap
propriation for permanent Improve.
ments of the character named would,
Just about make up for the deficit
cited by the secretary of the treasury.
The objection Is that it would open
th way for bond issues for alt man
ner of public enterprises and might
entail upon the country a burden that
would be a source of weakness and
peril in the future. While It Is plausi
bly argued that we could easily sup
port a public debt Of $5,000,000,000
and then be In better condition, popu
lation and wealth considered, than any
other nation In the world, our policy
has been in the direction of reducing
the debt Instead of Increasing it. The
debt at the close of the civil war.
when the country had a population of
34,000,000 and a disordered financial
system, was $2,800,000,000. The
present debt Is about $900,000,000, of
which $80,000,000 Is of the new issue
for the Panama canal.
If, as It Is clslmed, the proper care
of our supply of water, including the
care of the forests, would largely in
crease the taxable wealth of the coun
try, and the use of "water power
brought within the reach of the Indus
tries would produce sufficient revenue
to care for the bond burden, then the
bond Issue mliht not only be advisa
ble, but Justified, as a good business
Investment. In the absence of such
assurance, however, the people will be
disposed to go slow on debt inflation
projects and take up only the most
urgent needs, one at a time.
IMPORTANT TO OMAHA.
The decision handed down a few
days ago by the United States supreme
court In what is known as the New
York 80-cent-gas case Is of Importance
to Omaha, and for that matter to every
progressive American city confronted
with public service franchise problems.
fThe supreme court has reversed a
ruling of the lower court, which
granted an Injunction against the en
forcement of a maximum gas rate pre
scribed by law on the ground that It
was confiscatory. While the text of
the court's decision, with its full line
of argument, Is not yet available, what
has been given out shows that the
power of the state to establish reason
able rates for public service corpora
tions in the absence of contract limita
tions Is completely vindicated. The
court has further indicated that the
capital Invested in these undertakings
is entitled to reasonable profit and
that limiting the profit to 6Vs or 6 per
cent is not necessarily confiscatory.
The nub of the whole rate question
comes down to what constitutes the
capital Investment upon which this
profit may be reasonably demanded.
In the New York gas case the gas com
panies had fixed the valuation of their
franchises at $20,000,000, which had
been cut down by a special master to
some $12,000,000, and is now reduced
by the jeoyrt's, decision to $7,781,000
eliminating the item of good will
and the additions over and above the
valuation of the original franchises as
ratified by the state at the time they
were bought by the present company.
'' No less significant Is that part of
the court's rulingjwhlch holds that the
determination whether the 80-cent
rate for gas is or Is not confiscatory
has not been properly presented be
cause the rate has not been put Into
effect and given a practical test. In
other words, the court holds that be
fore such a regulation by thp state can
he upset on the ground of confiscation
It must first have a fair trial and come
up on a showing of the actual facts of
operation. It is not a far step to see
the application of this dectrlne to the
railway rate cases that are pending In
so many western states.
So far as Omaha Is concerned, its
relations to its public service corpora
tlona, with one or two exceptions, are
for the present governed by contract
conditions stipulated in th franchises,
but when the time comes, as it will,
for rearranging these relations, this
decision of the United States supreme
court cannot fall to give the city a ma'
Armories for the state militia com
panies in the' larger cities must even
tually be erected if our National
Guard Is to be made a real force and
maintained as an effective auxiliary to
th regular army.- The localities In
which the militia companies happen
to be cannot be expected to furnish
the armories. The whole question,
however, resolves itself Into on as to
when the state will be able to spare
th necessary money to this purpose.
The State Railway commission has
Issued an order requiring the installa
tion of a telephone in every railway
station in Nebraska whenever patrons
make the request, to be maintained at
the expense of the railroads. It is to
be presumed that this order will be
approved by both the 'Bell and Inde
pendent companies, although it may
provoke competition for the business.
Governor Shallenberger's Inaugural
says several things about platform
pledges made to the people of Ne
braska, but not a word about pledges
In th Denver platform applicable to
state legislation. Havo th SO per
cent trust remedy and the curtailment
of the power of Injunction and the be-fore-electlon-campalgn-fund
all gone by the board?
Th prospect of the democrats or
ganlsing the republican county board
in Douglas county does not seem to
appeal to th republicans who do the
work for republican candidates pre
sented for election. The republican
commissioner who is figuring on a
ti-up with the democrats wU do well
to look befor he leaps.
One of th recommendations of the
Dew governor Is for final abolition of
all fee offices and putting the officers
on salaries. Tb ha been work
ing along this line for many years and
has made such notable progress in its
campaign against fee grabbing that
only a few positions still remain where
the fee business has survived. We
doubt now that even the present In
cumbents of these offices will have any
objection to being put on a salary, pro
vided, of course, the salary is commen
surate with the service and propor
tioned to other sal art tip.
Mr. Bryan wants It distinctly under
stood that he la not interfering In
the work of the democratic legisla
ture, except where his Interference, Is
necessary for the salvation ot the
party, and as to when it is necessary
for him to take a hand he reserves to
himself the sole decision.
In Russia forty-one men who par
ticipated In a railroad strike have been
condemned to death, twelve to penal
servitude for life and forty-eight to
lesser terms of exile. Luckily there Is
only one Russia.
Alfred Henry Lewis declares that
$5,000 a year Is not sufficient salary
for a member of the cabinet. That's
what congress thought when It raised
the salaries of cabinet members to
$12,000 a year.
"Jim" Corbett wants to fight "Jack"
Johnson In order to bring the pugilis
tic championship back to the white
race. We suggest James K. Varda
man and. Benjamin Ryan Tillman as
seconds for Corbett.
It will be hard to make the people
of stricken Sicily believe that the
large and powerful battleship fleet of
the United States is a menace to the
welfare of nations.
Still, the catastrophe at Messina
will hardly cure the human habit of
building cities at the foot of a volcano
or on lowlands certain to be flooded
about once a year.
A man In Virginia is appealing to
the unwritten law as his defense for
killing his cook, who not only refused
to marry him, but threatened to leave
Some Prophet Vindicated.
Those people who predicted that It would
be a cold day when the Btandard Oil company-
paid that fine are calling attention
'to the fact that zero weather came Im
mediately after tha supreme court had dis
posed of the case.
' Variations of the Pension Roll.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Last year, by the official report, 60,676
pensioners died, of whom 34,353 served In
the civil war. The highest number of pen
sioners en the roll In 1908 was 1,006.053, ot
whom only half were soldiers or sailor In
the war of the rebellion. Widow form a
large part of the list and the amount they
receive wa recently Increased one-half.
Munificent aad Expedition.
The best part of a million in CRsh and
supplies will go to Italy a the gift of the
people of the United States through their
representatives in congress. The pi ft Is a
munificent one; but It Is not at all likely
that one dissenting voice will be raised in
the popular approval of this prompt aid.
It Is a gift worthy of the country and Its
Living; Among Earthquakes.
New York World.
A when Vesuvius last broke loose, peo
ple will wonder why men choose to dwell
In such scenes ot danger. But between the
great disasters that make so portentous a
printed list are long periods when the
slope are golden with lemons ripening and
the rich soil smiles with double harvests
A. volcano ts pot such a bad neighbor. It
always gives warning, and In Its worst flu
enriches the ' soil. The earthquake In It?
appalling fury and unescapable suddenness
I a different matter. '
Some Timber Left.
It 1 om consolation to learn that
nearly two-third of the timber that once
covered the greater part of this country is
till In existence. In spite of the ravage of
the lumbermen there are yet about 550,000,000
acre of timber land, about one-fourth of
which area, with about one-fifth of all the
standing timber In the country, is owned
by the government and is being conserved
by scientific methods of forestry. But the
large area of forest lands In the aggregate
affords little consolation to those localities,
covering most of the eastern states, where
the mountains have been denuded of for
ests until the rains wash the soil into the
Eipanalen of Landlordism.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
It has been rep6rted that a group of
capitalist, among whom la James J. Hill,
contemplate tha purchase of some 7,000,000
acre of land In Texas for ranching pur
poses. This would give them ownership
ot an area larger than the state of Massa
chusetts, and there is something decidedly
repugnant In the fact that a single Individ
ual or small group of Individuals should
have control of ao large a part of the
earth's surface. As a matter of fact, how
ever, a vast fortune like Mr. Rockefeller's
Is less liable to dangerous uses when tied
up in land than when existent In a liquid
form. But in either case such a private
fortune as that is not a happy fact for
society to contemplate.
SOUTH AS A BALANCE WIIKfcT,,-
Colonel Watteraoa'a View of I (a Po
Upon the wide and open sea of reaction
Ism and speculation, the south serves, and
will probably continue to serve as a balance-wheel
to the national enginery. We
could not afford to break up and abandon
the democratic party even If ita fundamen
tal doctrines had grown obsolete. There
would still remain conditions with which
the republican party is not able to deal.
But democratic doctrine ar not out of
date. Thay are yet vital. In both house of
congress they maintain a most respectable
representation. Upon them we have long
stood and shall continue to sand.
This shall not prevent our giving the new
administration support when we 4gre with
It touching any of Ita proposals. Mr.
Roosevelt owes to that support whatever
measures he has carried. It may be that
Mr. Taft will In time owe a Similar debt.
If h doe it will vindicate the reason of
our being as Well as patriotism of our
character. Meanwhile it is a long lane
that has no turning and democracy and
democrata. aaluting the new prldeut with
respect, caa look pleasant and aolj their
OTHER l.ASDS THAN IIIRI,'
T'ie national congess of India, a body of
S,0"0 members, organized a a vehicle of
native sentuneiu, at a recent session at
Madras expressed approval of tlm reform
measures proposed by Lord Morley, de
signed to Increase native participation in
local councils. The proposals are tentative,
Inasmuch as they must run th gauntlet at
tha spring session of tha British Parliament.
As outlined by Lord Morley tha reform
propose, flrxt of all, an Increase In the
number of legislative council, giving in
these local governing bodies "due represen
tation to the different classes of the com
munity." These bodies will be empowered,
beaides dealing with local affair, "to dis
cus matters of publlo and general Import
ance, and to pas resolutions." There are
also to be council for the lieutenant-gov
ernor and for tha viceroy, and the right
to discus and vote upon financial pro
ject I to be given to both. The represen
tation of native Is everywhere to be en
larged. As a step toward the groal of native
aspiration th proposal ar fairly satisfy
ing, and serve to check for a time, at least,
an agitation wtilch gave England erldua
concern. It remains for the near future to
show whether the performance will oome
up to the promise. Meanwhile the pub
licity bureau of England ar doing some
lively pen work, shaping publlo aentl-
ment at home and abroad. Sydney Brooke,
the London correspondent of Ajnerican pub
lications, Is striving to direct sentiment In
th United States In the right chaanel.
several American editor, who have ex
pressed doubts , of the sanctity of Eng
land's mission in India, and scoffed at th
British Parliament felicitating Turkey on
tho inauguration of constitutional govern
ment while refusing India that right, have
been taken to task by Mr. Brooks. At the
same time another Englishman, Jabea T.
Sunderland1, on of larger view and
broader human sympathies, tells bis coun
trymen that the true remedy for India's
ill Is to abolish "tha system of holding and
governing foreign people without their
The dismissal of Yuajt-Efhl-Ksl, gTand
eonclllor and commander-in-chief of the
Chinese army, for the reason that he wa
troubled with rheumatism and therefore
unable to stand the modern army test, I
said to have, created a painful Impression
In foreign diplomatic circle. It Is regarded
a a sign ot reaction, a return to the policy
of Chinese exclusivenes. Th dismissed
commander was very susceptible to-western
Influence, a fact strikingly shown of th
reorganised Chinese army. During tho fall
maneuvers most of the arms carried were t
of German make,, so were the Krupp can
non, the captive balloons and th wireless
telegraph Instrument and telephone.
Minor parts of the equipment came from
Japan. "No guns or arm of British
origin were employed," write a correspond
ent of the London Times. It is barely pos
sible that the supremacy of German Influ
ence In the Chinese war department pro
voked rival trader to place a bomb under
Yuan, for such expedients are not uncom
mon, though usually denied. Th fact Is
apparent, 'however, that the policy em
bodied hi the slogan, "China for the
Chinese," I a factor In the situation. The
taking over by the government of the Bel
gian Interests in the Peking-Hankow rail
road practically wipe out foreign Invest
ments In Chinese railroads, and ends the
dream of foreign ownership and manage
ment of the empire' railroad development.
This spells reaction for foreign trader,
not necessarily reaction for China.
Abdul Hamld, sultan of Turkey, accepts
with becoming .meekness the rebuke end
taunts of hla ministerial and legislative
managers. ' tn' their replle to the speech
from the throne, several bold deputies
sharply criticised the sultan's past conduct
and warned him against attempting similar
despotic acts In the future. A few days
later the sultan Fathered the ministers and
parliamentary deputies at a banquet and,
having filled his critics with the best his
larfer afforded, talked to them in the toue
of a ruler who had never strayed from
the straight and narrow constitutional
paths of the founders of constitutional lib
erty. Profuse promises of fidelity were
given and assurances of his eagerness to
lead them to higher levels of liberty.
The rly old despot, realizing the Insecurity
of his hold, simulated the oratorical
earnestness of a salaried reformer, whose
Job depended on making a good Impres
slnn. Meanwhile the exiled reactionaries
have opened headquarters at Athen.
started a newspaper, and ar actively ral
lying all th disaffected element driven
from power by the young Turks. Among
tl-cse elements are the sultan's host of
tpies, now without visible mean of up
port. When 'these forces ere ready for
business and the moment ripe, Abdul will
bo found with them, eager to lead them
back to the old paths of autocratic power
and boundless graft.
The discovery and exposure of a grafter
cornected with the rnunlilnal fovernment
of Schoneberg, an aristocratic suburb of
Berlin, reused some cheap critics of the
local yellow press to lament the outbreak
of "Americanism" at thi German capital.
The alleged grafter wa a p?iJtlcal hoes
In a section of a nation where louse are
an Inheritance aa well a ap institution,
where they outrage honesty and morals
as scandalously a in the land of tho frev
No nation or race possesse a monopoly
of the virtues. Graft is not hedged In by
national bounds on either side of the
Atlantic. Unfortunately, It stained onlj
last year the exalted station of th pre
miership of Sweden, a well aa th city
councils of Schoneberg, London and Pitte
burg. Former President Ciprlano Castro of
Venezuela has received a cordis I welcome
from the tradesmen of Berlin. His com
ing was heralded far and wide, and Inter
est In his personality grew au hi fortune
In the publlo prints Increased from o.O'iO..
000 to ttfO.OQO.friO. "Gusundtu-lts" and "floch
dor president!" filled the nlr and blasoned
shop fronts. The landlord cf the hotel
where he stopped ran up a flag that
reached from the sables to the ground,
floating proudly in front of Castro's suite
of thirty-five rooms. Before the doctor
cut Into the game the happy boniface had
100 men employed to cheer and shont every
time th Venezuelan made hi appearance
As soon aa C'lpriano's health I restored l( '
I confidently expected he will scatter a ,
few of hi asphalt million. Perhaps In ;
will settle in Berlin. Hla home la not a '
attractive as It used to be.
RIVALS FOR SOUTH OMAHA.
Jra7 latatltatlaa SVoaalaae Du
Tha perfection of plana for extensive
stock yard at Hackenaack, N. J., may
mean a determined challenge of th su
premacy of Chicago in the meat poking
business and In the market of by-products.
Even if the tariff on cattle ts not reduced
in the new tariff bill, lmportatlona from
Argentina, are not linpoaslble or Imprac
ticable, and nearnena to tha great markets
of the east and direct steamship connection
with foreign ports will overcome such dls
advantagea as exist. Eastern slaughtering
of minor animal ha Increased during th
last few ywii. and th west has made
eaatero competition In beef mors of a pos
sibility lao It wa ten year ago.
Concluding the Last of
TheYorkBranch Piano Stock
There are quite a number of high grade Piano Bar
gains left, notable a Chickering & Sons Boston upright,
walnut case piano, sells new at $550 our price $290
easy payments. Another high grade Hallet-Davis mahog
any upright piano; new $600, our price $300 easy pay
ments. One nearly new Cable-Nelson, walnut upright
piano, the $375 kind, at $225, on $6 monthly payments.
Some new upright pianos $139, $159, $178, $190, etc.
In this line we have a number of Cramers, Hospes, llinzcs,
Kensingtons, Willards all of them like new.
Don't forget our Big Leaders Tha Kranicfi & Bach,
Krakausr & Kimball Pianos, best In tha world.
SATURDAY IS BIG PIANO SALES DAY
A. HOSPE CO.
1315 DOUGLAS STREET
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M. Leroy-Beaulleu, the eminent French
economist, estimates that the private for
tunes of the French nation represents a
km and total of 225,750,000,000 francj. or
' The ten-million-dollar stock yards, to be
built on the Hackenaack meadows, are ex
pected to lower the price of beef. They
stay also divert th mosquitoea from human
A New Jersey man pleaded guilty to the
charge of murdering- hia wife, but the
court would not accept the plea, Neverthe
leas, the chance are that the man knew
what he waa talking about.
Tom Johnson's crusade for S-cent fares
In Cleveland reaches an Inglorious end. The
federal judge who is winding up the street
railway controversy stated recently that
If the monthly rental of 17?, 333 wa paid
there would b nothing for wagea or other
expenses, therefore. In the opinion of the
court, It Is "absolutely necessary" to raise
fare to ( cent to make the service pay
Conductor Boles, on the Salt Lake &
Ogden railroad, near Dtlena, Ore., noticed
a person trying to flag his train one day
last week; when the train came to a stand
still he found, not a highwayman, but his
wife, who had ridden from Mayger, three
miles, to get him to come home and kill
a skunk which she had shut up in the
chicken coop. Bole knocked off and dis
patched the Intruder.
A New Tear' gift unique In the history
of gang-ruled Philadelphia wa made by
County Commissioner Rudolph Blanketv
burg, "the war horse of reform," who pre
sented 1)1 entire salary for th three years
he ha been in office, 115,000, in equal part
to tha police pension fund, the 'firemen'
pension fund snd the teacher' annuity
fund. To th board of city trust he tor
warded a certified check for the amount,
and requested that the Interest each year
be turned over to the beneficiaries named,
each worthy of full measure of .public sup.
When you can buy clothing bearing the label of
Browning King & Co. at a fifth off you are sure of
your money's worth and are taking no chances.
The label of Browning King & Co. on your suit
or overcoat is a guarantee of material, style and
workmanship. Fit guaranteed.
20 discount on all men's, boys' and children's
heavy weight clothing.
$1.50, $2.00, $2.50 and $3.00 Shirts broken lines
All $3.00 and $3.50 Shirts now. $2.25
All $2.00 and $2.50 Shirts now $1.05
All 50c Neckwear except blocks and plain colors
at 35c; or three for SI. 00
Broken lines of Mufflers at Half Price.
$1.50 and. $2.00 Gloves broken lines $1.15
Cor. 15th and Douglas.
. 1- .9
"My husband said we all ought to know
something about politics, o t ttsked him
what a pulldcal machine waa."
"I always wanted to know that, too. What
did he aay?"
"Why, be looked kind o' queer and Said It
waa a steam roller." Philadelphia Ledger.
"Is Bllgglns an epicure?"
"No," said Miss Cayenne; "1 wish lie
were. In that case he iintjui take t-nmight
iniereet in his dinners to keep iilm from
trying to tell stories. "Washington Blar.
"What makes you tlilnk our now con
gressman is going to be su KucceHHf ul its a
Bjjoech multer? " said one cons.lluent.
.Because, " answered the oilier, "when
ever ha hears a story thai MtilKes him us
tunny he goes into the hull unci niukeH a
note of ll in his memorandum uuhk "
"A Sovel always ends with the marring.'. '
"And very properly ao. Thera'a nofmiiir
novel about the subsequent hum. for a ti.it
and a cook, and a job lot ot furiuluia.
"Tha couple who are going to lake a
wedding trip In the groom s aeroplane will
iiave a nice little recupitou-rooiu tilted
up on the airship."
indeed! That will b u regular sky pir
lor." iialllmore American.
THE NATION Al, Oftl IJATIOX.
Blanche Goodman In New Yotk Times.
Father's busy lauucnlng u:atilbea .iam-it
Mother's at an article on "How to BanlH'u
Sister's iu her boudoir grinding verse nut
Brother' gathering data for Ills book on
Baby' In tha nursery, preparing to indite
Borne helpful thoughts on "Cause of In-
aomnla at Night."
Cook Is in the kitchen with a Tncll and a.
At work for "Anybody's" on "Some Pieces
I Hava Had."
Neighbor busy as can be haven't tlm to
Pushing pens and pencils on a play or
What's the use of business cares? Not tha
Binee every one Is writing things for other
folk to read.
K. S. Wilcox, Mgr.