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State of Nebraska. Douglas County, a.:
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Publishing company, being duly aworn. aya
that the actual number of full and complete
coplea of The Dally, Morning. Evonlng and
Sunday Bee printed during the month of
February, 1909. was a follows:
1 38.U0
2 t,170
t W,0H
T 37.000
S 39,330
10 38,80
11 39,080
1 38,830
13 38,780
14. -; 37,300
' Total 1,087,090
Less unsold and returned copies. t.MI
Net Total . .
Dally average ..
IK 38.950
16., 3.00
IT 38.7T0
18 8,900
It 88,90
20 38,080
21 37,100
22 40.990
23 38,830
24 39,320
25 ,. . . 3,910
26 39,360
27 39,080
28 37,130
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before me this 1st day of March, 1909.
(Seal) Notary Public.
Subscriber leaving; the city ttm
porarlly should have Th Be
mailed to them. Address will be
rhanued aa often aa reqaeeted.
The new secretary of the treasury is
aa enthusiastic golfer.
This is the day that Mr. Taft is
made a president on tight.
None will deny that Mr. Roosevelt
Is the greatest living ex-presldent.
The Yale, alumnus will have the call
over the Rough Rider after noon today.
Incidentally, this Is Mr. Loeb'a day
for approaching the door marked
The weak candidate who la
scratched at the primaries will be
saved a similar fate at the election.
The New President.
Theodore Roosevelt becomes a
plain citizen today and William How
ard Taft becomes president of the
United States, faced with tasks that
will strain his strength, both mental
and physical, to Its utmost. He will
have no time to study pending prob
lems and arrange his program for the
consideration of the congress that
meets In December, but must plunge
at once Into tariff revision and all the
problems and annoyances that are In
evitable attendants of an extra session
of congress. Aa soon as the extra ses
sion is out of the way the president
will be forced to shape his future
course toward the trusts, the Inter
state commerce measures, conservation
of resources and the improvement of
Inland waterways, the Panama canal
and the larger subjects that are
scheduled for consideration at the reg
ular session.
If there Is anything In training, Mr.
Taft is unquestionably the best
equipped man who has so far reached
the office of president. His legal,
colonial and official experience In
fact, bit whole life, has been a long
preparation for the task that now con
fronts him, and he Is particularly for
tunate In going into office with more
general support than has been ac
corded any of his predecessors. The
republican party Is united as It has
not been for years and ready to sup
port hit policies, and the democrats,
with rare exceptions, are not disposed
to obstruct his plans. The south,
while it voted against Mr. Taft at the
polls, hat unreservedly expressed its
appreciation of his high personal
character and ability and has voiced a
desire to join with him in blotting out
political sectional lines. He has the
confidence of the business Interests of
the country, and his administration Is
expected to marlt a long step forward
In our general prosperity.
President Taft's attitude toward
what have become known as' the
"Roosevelt policies," will be, watched
with much concern. No one wants or
xpects him to take any backward
step from the avowed purposes of the
Roosevelt administration. He will
have the same end In view, but those
ends are now assented to by practi
cally everybody, and President Taft
will be able to accomplish them with
out the disturbance that was neces
sary to their origin and development
In the minds of the people and the of
ficials in Washington. The campaign
of agitation and. education begun by
President Roosevelt has centered the
public mind to the accomplishment of
certain needed reforms along definite
and fixed lines. President Taft is
pledged to the prosecution of these
policies and the congress elected with
him is doubly pledged. The Taft
administration has only to keep faith
with these pledges to make the next
four years the best the country has
by 150 per cent. The value of dia
monds Imported wat about double
what It was In December of the pre
vious year. These figures, together
with domestic showing of Increased
output In 'every line of Industry, Indi
cate a very substantial recovery from
the months of depression.
Some of the actors who are clamor
ing for the uplift of the drama might
help the cause by leaving the stage.
The Wisconsin legislature proposes
to make every drunkard wear a red
button. It It necessary to tag a
The defeat of the ship subsidy bill
in congress will not have any direct
effoct on the navigation of the Mis
souri river.
Mr. Bryan taya he it not an out
and-out candidate fort the presidency.
To be exact, he it an out-and-out-and
out candidate.
A life Insurance physician sayt that
letter carriers are not at healthy at
they should be. Possibly they do not
take enough outdoor exercise.
Mr. MacVeagh has never voted for
Mr. Bryan and It will not be difficult
to get proof from Mr. Bryan that Mr.
MacVeagh is not a democrat.
"what is your morning conversa
tion," asks Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Tak
ing advantage of the constitutional
privilege, we decline to answer.
Mr. Bryan Is writing of the future
of the democratic party. The demo
cratic party will not worry about Its
future If It can get rid of Bryan.
Jerry Howard is now trying 'to ar
range for clerks to wait on the clerks
at Lincoln. Jerry is nothing if he It
not friendly to the laboring man.
Austria Mixing War Medicine.
The Balkan war clouds evidently
contain something more Just now than
a subject for Jest by press humorists,
and the powers admit their very deep
concern over the prospect of solving
the recent complications without a
conflict which might have far-reaching
results. While Servla. a tight little
bloodthirsty klndgom Is apparently the
aggressor In the present quarrel, the
students of political affairs in Eurupe
see the hand of Russia back of the
scenes, manipulating the wires and ar
ranging the settings for the next act.
Servla Is demanding the cession by
Austria of a strip of territory to unite
Servla and Montenegro and Is also In
sisting that Bosnia and Herzegovina,
recently acquired from Turkey by
Austria, be granted autonomous gov
ernment. Back of this is tne aesire oi
the Slavs of southern Europe to work
together to prevent the aggression of
the Teutons, which Involves both Ger
many and Austria. In a complication
of that character Russia's sympathies
are naturally with the Servians and
the government at St. Petersburg Is
apparently acting as sponsor ior
Servla against the more powerrul
Austria-Hungary government.
If a Balkan war could be confined
to a conflict between Austria ana me
combined forces of Servla and Mon
tenegro the result would not be long
In doubt, but Italy has an eye on
Trieste, Russia has never abandoned
Its hope of securing complete domina
tion of Turkey and Germany would
promptly take a hand to protect Its
Interests in the Balkans, a coninci
between Servla and Austria would
doubtless lead to a general European
war and that fact Is the best assur
ance that the pending difficulties will
be adjusted by Intervention by the
powers, but the situation is live with
Interest, surface Indications being that
it is too late to prevent a conflict of a
rather general character.
ft the War department cannot Btop
the Issuing of passes across the Mis
souri river bridge at Sioux City, maybe
the federal court might try ltt band at
enforcing the Hepburn bill.
"Those of you who read the Con
gressional Record." taid Mr. Taft in
one of his addresses. He must have
been talking to the proofreader! In
the government printing office.
Governor Sballenberger it not dis
posed to hurry th appointment of a
new police commissioner. He has al
ready sampled th sensation and is
willing to proceed more cautiously thlt
About the most delicious contribu
tion to current literature la Colonel
Henry Watterson't editorial lecture to
8outu Omaha on the vlciousness of
rioting and destruction of property by
I -oca) . option elections have been
held In forty-two Indiana counttea and
forty-one of them have voted "dry."
Th "wet" county la In the southern
part of th state and about half of It
la under water from an overflow la
the Ohio river.
The Stone Ransom Fund.
Senator Lodge has secured the
adoption In the senate of an amend
ment to the urgent deficiency bill, ap
propriating $66,000 to reimburse per-
sons who contributed toward a ran
som for the release of Miss Ellen M.
Stone, who was captured by brigands
in the provinces of Turkey some years
ago. The amendment win prooaoiy
be accepted by the house, owing to the
inability to give such details of a bill
fair and full consideration in the rush
of business In the closing hours of a
session, but the appropriation is a
piece of bad legislation that should
not have been enacted under any
No demand or request hat been
made by the contributori to the Stone
ransom fund for a return of their
contributions. The moner was donated
In small amounts, coming from almost
every county In the nation. It came
as a result of an appeal to relieve an
American woman who wat In dire
distress and was a whole-hearted,
voluntary offering which accomplished
ltt purpote. Two teriout objections
hold against federal action looking to
the reimbursement of those who con
tributed to the fund. The first Is that
It would put a premium on brigand
age, serving notice to the bandits of
Turkey and other foreign countries,
where brigandage is a profession that
the great Unltetd States Is ready to
meet any claims that may be offered
The second objection is that the cost
of ascertaining the list of contributors
to the fund and returning the money
to them would be quite as large at the
fund to be returned and this cost
would be borne by the whole people
It would result In adding an additional
expense to the taxpayers of the coun
try without accomplishing any good
Mist Stone hat been ransomed, hat
made a lot of money by reciting her
experiences in magazines and on the
lecture platforms and the Incident
should have been closed long ago.
Sijnt of Trade Recovery.
Trade atatlstlct for December 1908
just issued by the federal officials fur
nlsh certain assuring evidences of Im
provement in traae over tne corre
sponding period of 107, at the height
of th industrial depression. The
greatest Improvement shown Is In the
importation of crude materials for uae
In the manufacture! which aggregate
141,176.000 for December, 1908, as
compared with $28,139,000 for De
cember of tbe preceding year. The Im
ports of that character for latt Decem
ber were only $1,000,000 lest than for
December, 1908, on of the best
months In history.
Lower prices abroad also caused a
big Improvement In certain manufac
tured commodities. The imports of
silk were just double what they were
for December, 1907. while that of
bidet, tkint, wool and pig tin Increased
fornla or any of the other states that
have been much In the public eye In
the last few years as a result of ex
posures of political corruption within
their borders. As a matter of fact a
territory has little chance to free It
self from political cliques and rings so
long a the officials are appointed
rather than elected. Self-government
Is the first essential to political
house cleaning and this the senate has
decided to deny to the two territories
that have more qualifications for
statehood than some of the states now
In the union.
The excuse offered by Senator
Beverldge and tome of hit colleaguet it
the -merest subterfuge and none know
it better than they. The real reason
for the defeat of the statehood meas
ure is the desire and determination of
the eastern coterie of senators, who
have formed a sort of oligarchy and
operated It for a good many years, to
limit the numerical strength of the
senators from the west and south
west. The addition of four new sen
ators from New Mexico and Arizona
would greatly strengthen the hands of
the progressive members of the senate
who have for years been trying to
break up the clique which now con
trols that body. Senator Beverldge,
unwittingly perhaps, Is simply playing
Into the hands of the enemies of the
west and of the progressive policies of
the republican party.
The weather bureau Is to place a
kiosk on different business corners.
The kiosk will contain a rain gauge
and hydrometer, which records the de
gree of humidity; a thermograph, re
cording the temperature, and a barom
eter. That's fine so far as It sroes. but
the need Is for another machine that
will give the batteries of the opposing
teams and the score by innings.
A bill Introduced in the Illinois leg
islature requires male applicants for
marriage licenses to swear that they
have not been intoxicated twice in the
preceding year. The bill, If passed,
will not accomplish Its purpose, he
man wanting to get married will swear
to anything.
Bryan at Home
What torn of to Hebras Editors
Are aytmtf Abent Bf forts of th
Peerless to 8 nape th Btat' Destiny.
An Important Rate Decision.
The order of the Interstate Com
merce commission in what is known
aa the Spokane rate case is one of the
most Important and far-reaching pro
nouncements ever sent down from
that body. If the principle laid down
bv the commission is finally upheld by
h ennrt it will have the effect of
practically revolutionizing business in
the west.
For many years the jobbers In the
Mississippi and Missouri river terri
tory have complained without avail of
the apparent Injustice of rates prevail
ing between the rivers and the moun
tains. The complaints have been met
by the railroad people with the asser
tion that the rates were not dlscrlml
natory nor excessive, and this in face
of the fact that beyond the mountains
the coast towns enjoy rates that were
denied to the shipping centers in the
interior. One of the favorite illustra
tions, frequently used in argument,
was It was possible to ship certain
classes of goods from New York to San
Francisco and from San Francisco
back to Grand Junction, Colo.,
cheaper than to ship from Denver to
Grand Junction direct. In the case
of the Missouri river dry goods job
bers, recently presented to the Inter
state Commerce commission, it was
shown that the rate to the Pacific
coast was based on a point 900 milet
inland, and that the New York and
Chicago Jobbers could ebip to coast
points as cheaply as an Omaha Jobber
could ship to a point 900 miles Inland.
In other words, the railroads would
haul the expensive freight 900 miles
for nothing.
The order of the Interstate Com
merce commission Just promulgated
will abolish this practice, and necessi
tates a re-adjustment of rates on a
more equitable and common-sense
basis. It Is Impossible Just now to
tay exactly how far the order will go,
or what its full effect on business will
be, but it is certain that the Jobbers
in the Missouri river country, and in
common wlth them all in business In
this region, will derive direct benefit
from the new deal.
Statehood and Political Purity.
Some of the. United States senators
who are opposed to the admission of
Arizona and New Mexico to statehood
must have been mighty hard pressed
for an excuse when they offered testi
mony of political corruption in New
Mexico as a reason for denying state
hood to the two territories at the ses
slon of congress ending today.
The statehood bill had passed the
house without a dissenting vote, and
the senate was forced to find tome
pretense for withholding approval to
the measure. Senator Beverldge dis
covered It. At the last meeting of the
committee on territories tie presented
a batch of affidavits alleging that the
dominant element in tne political ai
fairs of New Mexico had been guilty
of corruption, jury fixing, land
hhine bribery, intimidation and
wholesale violation of federal laws
Testimony in support of these charges
was offered by certain parties opposed
to the element now In control and
quoting from the Associated Prest re
port, "The tenatort declared that
statehood for New Mexico will never
be possible until there hat been
cleaning out of the gang which now
New Mexico it making no claim to
Dolitlcal Durlty any more than U
Pennsylvania. New Jersey, Montana
New Hampshire, Rhode Island. Call
Some republican! are oppotlng the
selection of Mr. MacVeagh as secre
tary of the treasury on the ground
that he is a democrat. Now is a good
time to raise the issue and perhaps
congress may be able to answer that
long-standing query, "What is a democrat?"
If the legislature will enact a prop
erly worded warehouse law for Ne
braska it will have done a great deal
to aid In building up the grain traffic
of the state both at Omaha and in
terior points. Senator Ollls is on the
right track.
Home rule Is taking on some won
derful colors in the legislature. The
honorable gentlemen have one and all
admitted that they don't JuBt exactly
understand what home rule means,
but they are' going to give it to us, if
j possible.
The Nebraska millert are having a
great time with Secretary Wilson over
the bleached flour order. They will
have to try tome other means than the
tactics now pursued, for the secretary
Is Scotch and he has his mind made up.
Mr. Roosevelt will have certain
newspapers forwarded to him while he
is in Africa. In addition to the news
papers he will doubtless be able to In
duce some congressman to put him on
the list for the Congressional Record.
Mr. MacVeagh may have voted a
democratic ticket, but there is no
reason to suspect that he will attempt
to Introduce any democratic financial
theorlea into the administration of the
Treasury department.
Harts of the B1T Stick.
Kansas City Times.
A number of congressmen are snarling- at
President Roosevelt who will be exceedingly
busy a year from now explaining that they
not only never did auch a thing, but on the
oontrary always eateemed It a blessed priv
ilege to uphold th president's hands In all
of the progressive policies he undertook.
Treasury Scraped Clean.
St. Louis Republic.
In reciting with rrlde the achievements
of his seven year and a half In the presi
dency, Mr. Roosevelt dofs not mention
that toward the close of hia service con
gresa has gone beyond the bllllon-dollar
mark In annual appropriations, or that ha
leaves to his successor the hardest finan
cial nut to crack that a president has had
since Benjamin Harrison turned over to
Grover Clsveland a treasury of which the
bottom had been scraped clean.
Invoicing; Soath America.
New York Post.
The shifting of our changing altitude
toward Venezuela la typical of our chang
ing attitude toward Hpanlsh and Portu
guese America In general. The tendency
now Is - to look upon that more than
baker's dosen of Republics as something
else than the breeding place of comic-opera
revolutions. The growing prosperity of the
southernmost republics, their growing
prominence at international conferences,
the Increasing Intellectual communication
between the two Americas, all this works
for new relations based on a fuller know
ledge and fuller sympathy.
Nebraska Clly Press: Bryan has refused
to sign a petition to the legislature for th
Submission of a prohihilon amendment to
the voters of the slsle, yet the demo
cratic doctrine Is "let the paople rule."
Nebraska City Press: Mr. Bryan get
Into a rage because the legislature Intended
to authorise acceptance of Carnegie pen
sions for th University of Nebraska teach
ers. But Mr. Bryan seemed very happy
when a dear friend left him $30,000 by will.
There seems to be a great difference be
tween a gift and a pension In Mr. Bryan's
mind, which the ordinary mortal la unable
to distinguish.
Syracuse Journal: Mr.'' Bryan may have
lost some of his admirers after th man
ner In which he side-stepped the question
of county option and woman sufferage was
made known, but we presume he made
up the los from other quarters. Anyway
the people know that he doe not favor
these propositions, or he would not have
refused to discuss them In his address
before th Joint session last Thursday.
Kearney Hub: County optlonista were
pretty certain that Bryan would say some
thing about county option when he ad
dressed the two houses of his legislature
on Wednesday, but nary a word dropped
from the fountain of eloquence regarding
this paramount Issue which Is creating di
versions among democrats a well as re
publicans. Optltlonlsts therefore have the
political option of holding him responsible
for what he leaves unsaid, and considering
hla conspicuous Initiation Into the order of
Ragles, It Is not to be believed that he
will do or Bay anything to alienate thu
members and friends of that Influential
York Times: The Omaha Bee criticise
Mr. Bryan because when he was telling the
legislature what laws they should pass
and which ones they must kill ha said
nothing In behalf of labor. This was a
leading feature of both the democratic na
tional and state platforms and the desired
effect was attained when the state went
democratic. What sense would there be In
advocating purely votecatchlng schemes
after the votes are cast? Mr. Bryan wisely
reserves his fire until the approach of an
other battle. Then he will feed labor fat
on auch light food as he ha been doling
out to it for years.
Aurora Bun: We have always had great
confidence In Mr. Bryan and still firmly
believe him to be not only a man of great
ability and eloquence, but also a man of
strict Christian principles. But we do not
see why In the great speech he made last
week to th legislature, he did not deal
with the greatest question before the people
of Nebraska, namely, the county option
Issue. So great Is the Influence he could
wield that taken with that of Governor
Shallenberger, he could probably turn the
balance to the county option aide. It was a
splendid opportunity for him to assert his
Christian manhood nnd principles at a
time when such assertion wa sorely
needed. But he did not see fit to take the
stand. Aa we do not know his reasoning
In the matter we will not Judge him,- but
we are distinctly disappointed.
Hastings Tribune: William J. Bryan
responded to the Invitation Issued to him
to speak before a Joint session of the
Nebraska legislature and In doing "so h
volunteered but little information for the
benefit of the audience. Mr. Bryan scored
in arnegie pension rund and made a
strong appeal for its defeat, pleaded for
the legislature to enact the bill compelling
the publication of campaign contributions
before elections; defended the physical
valuations of railroads and concluded by
approving the guarantee aa drafted by the
bunking cornmittee. The fact that Mr.
Bryan dodged the county option Issue
makes It more patent than ever that he
has no Intention of committing himself on
this lmportnat question, which Is aoon to
be threshed out In the legislature. No
doubt this Is what Mr. Bryan would call
urana island Independent: As many
of us sea It there Is at least
one thing worse than the legalised and
regulated traffic in liquors. It Is the 11
legal 'and unregulated traffic. And exper
lence, so far, would seem to how that
where there la not the one, there Is gen
erally the other. This dependa largely upon
th sise of a community and the make-up
of Ita cltlaenshlp. And that 1 why Mr,
Bryan and many even more practicable
and experienced statesmen are, we believe,
right when they regard It as a local ques
tion, to be government In accordance with
the wish of the majority of citizens of
auch community. In any case the minority
ought to abide by and respect the decree
of the majority. And, always If we want
to do the right thlng-we should try to
look at It about as our neighbors look at
It. and aim for a bet'ter understanding wlUj
each other.
Kearney Hub: Without considering the
the merits of the Carnegie pension scheme
for university professors. It would certainly
strike an unblaaed Juror that W. J. Bryan
la stopped from appearing In opposition to
It acceptance by the state. Mr. Bryan is
down in black and white in favor of Carne
gie money for the Lincoln public library. If
the, Carnegie pension money is tainted, then
how much less taint la there on th Carnegie
library money? In the latter Instance how
many thousands upon thousands of young
people and others are insidiously led to
believe that Carnegie Is a great menefactor
after the legend. "Carnegie Library" has
appeared to their eyes over and over again
Aa a matter of fact, the Hub believes that
It Is not good public policy to accept pri
vate donations for, libraries or schools or
Institutions maintained by public taxation,
The people are able to pay for what they
need, and will appreciate their Institutions
ail the more for having made personal sac
rifices to insure them. The proper avenue
for the disbursement of swollen fortunes
Is In private benefactions and for the en
dowment of humantarlan institution tha
do not derive revenue from publio taxation
The question is not so much a "moral'
one as It la a question of expediency.
PU KZ, Tjie onjy Uklnjr powder
made from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
Royal does not contain phosphatic acid
(which is the product of bones digested
In sulphuric acid) or alum (which is
one-third sulphuric acid), unhealthful
substances adopted for other baking
powders because of their cheapness.
Chorus of antl-Roosevelters: "With all
his faults we love him still" very still.
The display of governor-made colonels In
Washington glvee the needed touch of regal
splendor to the Inauguration ceremonies.
Rockefeller regards the oil business aa so
hazardous that his efforts to prevent others
from engaging in It may b regarded as
An exponent of Salome In fishnet apparel
provoked the moral end of Kansas City to
seek an Injunction. The exhibit must have
passed the limit to upset Kaw moral.
Mayor Tom Johnson's personal plan for
the future Include admission to the bar.
He Is 64 year of age and a bit old to
become a lawyer, but Mr. Johnson Is for
ever young In vitality and spirit.
If the British premier possesses any of
the gallantry of his kind he should re
turn the call of the London suffragettes
who pulled his doorbell. They are In Jail
nd cannot conveniently muss his hair
when he pay hla respects.
Turkish women, sharing the emancipa
tion of the Young Turks, now desire to be
permitted Just to look on through a lat
ticed gallery while the Parliament debates.
They even threaten to imitate th English
women and storm the Parliament house If
this be denied.
The 'possum dinner In Atlanta In honor
of Mr. Taft may have disastrous results
for 'possums. The demand for the animal
on the bill of fare of political dlnnerr
throughout the country haa reached enor
mous proportions and hunters cannot kill
nearly enough of them In the south to fill
the orders.
Well Worth the KITort.
Boston Herald.
The association of life Insurance presi
dents Is apparently somewhat skepslcal
whether or not Prof. Irving Klaher
is correct In his contention that fifteen
year can be added to the span of human
Ufa by th adoption of certain practical
hygenln reforms, but their appointment
of a human life extension committee In
dicate that they are not disposed to reject
It altogether. They are willing to look
Into the subject. Why aliou'dnt they?
One of th great life Insurance companies
lately showed that a death occurred among
their policy holders every six minutes.
What If they could extend this Interval
to seven or eight minutes? It would make
a vast difference In their financial ex
hibits, to say nothing of the benefit that
would thu be conferred upon mankind
generally. It la well worth th. effort In
volved. ...
"You sewn n bit depressed today an
yesterday you were so bright."
"But. you see. I hsd to chsnge my mind
to match my new blue suit." Baltimore
"After all, the most Important features
of a young ninn' education are reading,
writing and arithmetic."
"Yes," answered the pensH parent:
"they answer all purposes 111 sending
home for money." Washington Star.
"The young architect wo met the other
night is' a capital entertainer. He know
In w to relate amusing tales."
"That's nothing. An architect ought cer
tainly to be able to tell a good story."
Ini'iHnapotls New.
American Hen-t told the Eagle the ottur
day that I was the real American bird.
Kngllsh Sparrow What did he say?
American Hen That it was but a fowl
claim on my part. Baltimore American.
"I see that a scientific chop has figured
It out that the greatest number of people
who can stand upon th earth's surface Isr
5,994.000,000. "
"Say. I'd hate to he the next fellow and
get pushed of f." Cleveland Plain Iealer.
Dr. Quaekem You call yourself a lawyer?
Why, you couldn't try a can of lard!
Lawyer Brlc'lesa And you, sir, couldn't
cure a ham. Chicago Dally Newa.
Endorlna- Influence of the Roosevelt
Kansas City Star.
Taking the man, hi methods and his
cause together, when has such an appeal
been made to the whole country In a per
iod of peace as has been made In the seven
years of Roosevelt? The national response
to the Roosevelt call la one of
the wonders of personal leadership.
Witness the continuous and present
volume of co-operative utterance that he
has provoked. To anNamazlng degree he
ha received the support of newspapers of
all sections and parties; of magazines and
other deliberate publication. In his great
conservation policies especially he haa en
listed - the help of nearly every kind of
periodical In the country. Educators and
the clergy have helped to hold up his
hands. He has made himself the dominant
figure of hla time, not only In political life,
but in social, educational and ethical activities.
Theodore Roosevelt has encountered op
positionstrong, determined, resourceful op
position. He has had a running fight; but
he has enjoyed it. No one of his capacity
and liking for hard work, his versatility in
knowledge and ability, his enthusiasm for
doing, could fall to be stimulated by the
kind of opposition he has met. Nearly all
his achievements have been wrought In
spite of ugly obstructions, and aome of his
undertaking have Been retarded, left in
complete, or defeated by them. He ha
made enemies a somewhat distinguished
group, If you please. But look them over;
study their records; note their affiliations;
mark their connections; try to ascertain
their motives, and you will see that one
of the finest attributes to the president on
his retirement is he enemies he has made.
President Roosevelt began more than he
could finish, more than he ever hoped to
finish. But he ha done enough. Including
things completed and thing still progres
sive, to command the everlasting gratitude
of the nation, the moral tone and business
efficiency of which he baa raised and the
International prestige of which he ha enhanced.
Chicago Post.
He was a- great and pompous man,
Hla mentals cringed beneath hi scan;
HI high silk tile,
HI gracious smile,
His king frock coat.
The checks he wrote,
His stately air
Made everywhere
The feeling that he'd cornered fame
And men should tremble at hla name.
One day he thought he would go down
And visit In his-old home town ,
Where aa a boy
He had auch Joy. r
And of which h .'
With dignity
Would often epeK. J
Ho spent a week
In his old home at Sklmleyvllle
And he is glooming o er It still.
They did not know that he was great,
They only said he'd put on weight;
Folks on the street
Would call him, "Pete,"
And ask him when
He'd lost the wen
That used to rise
Between hi eyes,
And not a person wa afraid
To ask him how much wage ha made.
They did not know In Sklmleyvllle
What he'd attained through brain and
"You've been away?"
The folks would say
They had not heard
Nor read a word
Nor could they guers
Of his success- i .-o. ..,-
They did not care what he had done,
To them he was hla daddy's son.
From Sklmleyvllle ho ha returned
Wise from the lesson that he learned;
That helpful week
Has made him meek.
It was enough
To call his bluff;
He haa returned
With this truth learned:
That wheresoe'er a man may roam
He always stays the same at home
Asking- Too Mich.
Brooklyn Eagle.
The Yale professor who Vants, In the
vent of war with Japan, to see the issue
settled by a single Japanese ship and a
single American ship, the latter commanded
by Hobson, lsan ingenious and dramatic
soul. The trouble is. Japan has no one
Hobson' equal. He Is unlquo.
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for U4iit'.e bottia.
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New , iirL
Ek OoBBair Saved!
With cvory dollar paid
At the Hospc Piano Sale.
Up-to-date Pianos in fine veneered canes, beautiful ivory kevs, Boston fall
board, duet music desks, full upright cabinet grand pianos selling for
A Doty Deferred.
Bprlngfleld Republican.
Th houae decides that the hulk of the
Maine need nut be raised; or rather a con
gressman named Douglas, who took ad
vantage of the chance to make a point of
order against the appropriation, so decided.
His views are of some Interest. "Most of
all," he said, "I am opposed to raising the
Maine because It might renew the contro
versy over the cause of the explosion which
wrecked it. I think It time we quit 'remem
bering th Maine' and began to forget the
Maine." But there is a controversy that
ought to be settled. If possible, It will not
stay buried.
Where 1 ta Weaker Seat
Baltimore American.
.If war ia declared with Austria, th Ser
vian women "League of Death" will
shoulder arm and fight with the men.
Taken In conjunction with the suffragette
movement elsewhere, th popular puxal of
thu age U to find th weaker aea.
Etc., comprising the latest product of the Kimball factory, Hallet-Davls Cable
Nelson, Victor, Whitney, Cramer, Burton and many other factories.
Pianos which are selling everywhere for 1250, $300 $350 $400 etc
These instruments are fully warranted to prove satisfactory in every reanert'
for a lifetime. ' respect.
You pay $10 down, a little every month
You can pay more money with your rash payments, for every dollar nald
down up to twenty-five dollars gives you credit for double the sum you nav
This means that a $10 Down Payment makes the credit $'0 and 115
paid down gives you a receipt for $30-and so on. up to twenty-five dollars
down payment. This, together with the piano price reduction ilvea each
piano buyer up to $100 raving. This applies on any new piano on our retail
piano floors. v
( flickering & Notts, W.mmI, Smith, er Itro. King Masoii.l'arr.1 ln,
perial. Kimball Player. Angel us Haver and other used good Ind
Players at prlco to paralyse competition 50 buys some $75 others iinu
till others, and Just a little down and a little weekly pavs for them
1513 Doufllns SI.