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THE BEE : OMAHA, THURSDAY. APRIL 15. 1909.
Tim Omaha Daily Bee.
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STATEMENT Or CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska. Douglas County, as:
Oeorve B. Tiachuck. treasurer of The Bea
Publishing company, being duly sworn, says
tlist the actual number of full and complete
ennl-e of The Pally. Morning. Evening and
Punday Bee printed during the month of
March. 18, was as follows:
I 39,630 IT M,99
I II.1M II 88,830
J 99,300 1 J8.000
4 ss.aeo to s.aao
....,...., 88.S30 71 i7,k50
....', 88.T10- a. .........
T 3T.0O0 2....; 38.970
t .,. 39,940 J4 88.B30
I 39,100 . St.......... .'3,940
10 39.090 I. 39,360
U 38,330 27 9480
I I...V.-.V.V. 38,670 :M. 37,400
...It...;-39,100 1 I. ......... 39,090
14 37,900 10 88,670
33,930 11 44,380
Total . . 1,307.480
sa uheold and returned copies. 10,335
Net total ..1,197,139
Sally average 38,817
CKORQK B. TZSCHUCK. Treasurer.
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for me this 1st day of April. 10.
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' WHEN OUT Or TOWN.
Sabscrlbere leading; tfca eltj teaa
porarlly; ahoald fcava The Be
mailed t tkcra. Address will b
ckared as aftea rcat4.
TBe speed Jaw places no limits on
congress: "' '
While the senate is about-It a pro
hibltive tariff might bo 'placed on
Canadian spring weather.
Grim, grUiled Winter again persists
in lingering In th ' lap of gentle
Spring. Twenty-three for you.
A fashion note says there will be
fewer buttons on men's clothes this
year. . Bachelors may be In style.
At Baltimore a Salome dancer was
convicted of disturbing the peace. The
performance must bave been loud.
I'nder the new pay-ln-advance fee
bill system the office of the clerk ef
the district court Is expected to work
like a cash register.
Nebraska's senators have been ap
pealed to to see to-it that pumice stone
Is properly protected in the new tariff
bill. There's the rub.
Richmond P. Hobson warns us sgain
that the Chautauqua season 'is ap
proaching and something had to be
done to attract attention to the lecture
When the 8 o'clock closing law goes
Into effect will the railroads please
bring their trains into Omaha so that
stop-over prfvileges will be good In the
Oh, yesl We're all for municipal
ownership. But what's that to do
with paying the water company
f 6,263196.49 just because it wants
The, 'government is undertaking to
determine what is whisky. The trou
ble Is the more persistently the tester
pursues his calling the more confused
An s-year-old Chicago boy has been
lost seventy-six times. That boy
should" be equipped with a self-acting
fog horn when he starts out on a
cruise from home.
According to W. D. Howells' delib
erate opinion, Poe was drunk when he
wrote his poetry. Mr. Howells is re
spectfully referred to Lincoln's famous
remark about Grant.
According to the dispatches. Rev.
"Billie" Sunday cleaned up $10,7S4.84
by conducting a six weeks' revival
service in Springfield, 111., That's al
most equal to Chautauqua lecturing at
Just to maintain its reputation for
being e little better Lincoln proposes
to skoye up the lid-closing hour thirty
minutes. The Lincoln plan . must be
modeled after Mr. Bryan's gradual re
duction tariff scheme.
Waking up to the tact that San
Francisco is losing money by not
catering more to the tourist, a local
paper declares there is more money in
the tourist than In trade. Possibly
when he first arrives.
Hill and Hsrrlman are supposed to
hsve reached an agreement on the
division of Portland, but the people o
that city will still be permitted tt
squat on m tana ana pay
freight to the railroads.
Of the tl. COO. 000 fine assessed
against the Waters-Pierce Oil com
pany if Texas the lawyers receive only
two-thirds. Nothing but the modesty
of Texas lawyers prevents them from
taking everything in sight.
The announcement from Washing
ton that President Taft" has decided
to undertake the tssk of, making the
work of the departments more effi
cient will be welcome news to every
one who bas occasion to transact busi
ness with the general government. Mr.
Taft has undertaken a big Job, but
Mr. Taft Is a large man, physically
and mentally, and bas a record for
tackling big things, which gives prom
ise of results. That be can Increase
the efficiency of the Individual in the
service to any great extent Is not to be
expected,' because the work Is of such
a routine character that employes
soon lose both initiative and energy.
For this reason any considerable In
crease In accomplishment must come
through the change in methods.
Red tape and duplication so grows
upon the government service from
time to time that the business man
who comes. in contact with It is driven
to despair. He Is kept chasing from
one department to another, with ex
asperating delays at each stage, until
he Is weary. All this involves a waste
of government money and In a meas
ure failure to accomplish the purposes
for which the departments were cre
ated. A start has already been made along
the lines indicated, which is Indicative
of the policy to be pursued. The at
torney general and the secretary of
commerce and labor have been di
rected to reorganise and combine cer
toln bureaus of their departments so
that their work will not duplicate it-
eelf, but will result In a more emoothly
tinning machine for the supervision of
corporations. The different bureaus
and departments having to do with
matters concerning public health have
also been ordered to consolidate, and
the Navy department has been told to
eorganize on a more economical and
businesslike basis. Mr. Taft has fur
ther announced that a committee' of
three of the cabinet will be named to
take up the question of thoroughly re
vising departmental methods so far as
it can be done under existing laws,
and to recommend legislation needed
to carry the idea to full fruition.
The task which the administration
has set for. Itself is so large and In
volved that much time will be re
quired to bring about appreciable re
sults' and much cavilling will doubt
less be Indulged in In the meantime,
but Mr. Taft is not the man to be
driven from his purpose or to become
Recklessness with Figures.
Statistics are forceful arguments
when rightly used, but figures, when
recklessly quoted, too. often carry an
erroneous Impression. In his effort to
make a point against existing indus
trial conditions Samuel Gompers has
on numerous occasions indulged in
some statements which will not bear
analysis. Instance his assertion that
there are now a million laborers In
the United States who want work, but
are out of employment.
Any accurate statement as to the
number out of employment at this or
any other time would be impossible,
but the population of the country is
so large that a million or two million
appears to be the most convenient
number to handle. An analysis of the
last census figures, however, would In
dicate that a million of idle men in
the industries would mean a business
stagnation almost unparalleled. Ac
cording to the census there were 29.-
000,000 people, men, women and chil
dren, engaged In gsinful occupations
in this country. Of this number 10,'-
434,219 were farmers and S, 691,746
professional men. leaving approxi
mately 13,000,000 at that time en
gaged In all other lines of gainful oc
cupations, including merchants. Of this
number there were 7112,987 persons
engaged in the manufacturing, mining.
railroading, organized trades and
building Industries. Allowing for the
Incresse In population since then, 10,
000,000 would be a liberal estimate
for the present, embracing all the In
dustries with which Mr. Gompers, as
a leader of labor, comes In contact or
takes into account in his estimate of
what he considers labor. It must be
remembered, too, that the season of the
year precludes the employment of
many in outdoor avocations In the
northern part of the country and that
there are always some people idle.
The best way to grasp the truth or
falsity of big figures Is to reduce them
to the range of personal vision. To
make good on Mr. Gompers 1,000,000
workless laborers It would be neces
sary that at least one In ten of all the
men engaged in the occupations
classed as labor should be out of em
ployment. This hardly fits in with the
facts which are within the observation
Artificial Checks to Business.
Those who have been bending their
energies toward bringing about a com
plete restoration of business activity
ever since the slump of 1907 will find
some comfort in the dilemma in which
the cement combine finds itself. In
the effort to keep up prices artificially
the combine has been holding a large
portion of the 1907 and 1908 produc
tion until. It is stated on good author
ity, that it now has on hand 8,000,000
barrels of cement. This represents 17
per cent of the product for the first
named year and 20 per cent of last
year's output. Whether the combine
holds or falls Is said to depend solely
upon the action of western cement
makers, who hitherto have steadfastly
refused to keep their products off the
market but have sold at ruling prices.
It is axiomatic that' in times like the
present concessions rather than hold
ups are necessary to Induce capital to
loosen up and engage in new building
operations. Every day . the combine
holds Its product increases the amount
It must receive If a profit is to be se
cured, snd every penny added to the
price is that much of a deterrent force
upon building operations and trade re
vival. A much shorter road to in
creased prices would seem to be to
encoursge building and stimulate the
demand In order to help along a com
plete revival of business activity.
Nothing Personal in It.
Two or three country papers are at
tempting to break the force of The
Bee's protest against the appointment
of "State Senator Majors to a position
on the new Normal board by trying to
make out that Its editor is Inspired by
motives of personal enmity. There is
nothing personal whatever in The
Bee's refusal to gloss over such a pal
pable and deliberate violation by Gov
ernor Shallenberger of the constitu
tion which he took solemn oath to up
hold and defend.
The constitution of Nebraska says
In so many words that no member of
the legislature during the term for
which he shall have been elected shall
be appointed by the governor and sen
ate to any civil office and endeavors to
clinch it by adding that any such ap
pointment and any vote In confirma
tion shall be absolutely void. If this
appointment to the Normal board had
gone to any other member of the leg
islature, or had the governor at
tempted to appoint any member of the
legislature to any other civil office,
The Bee would have entered remon
strance just as vigorously.
So far as State Senator Majors Is
concerned his selection for this place
is simply incidental so far as The
Bee's position is concerned. The edi
tor of The Bee was offered an appoint
ment to the State Board of Education
by Governor Mickey at a time when
the governor was anxious to have
someone on the board to hold Mr.
Majors down, but the tender was de
clined because there waa no disposi
tion to have any personal quarrel with
Mr. Majors. In the present case it is
not a question of the friendship or the
enmity of anyone, but a question
whether the plain mandate of the con
stitution shall be wilfully defied and a
standing reward held up for future
governors to trade members of the leg
islature Into appointive offices.
The democratic city council is sub
mitting the proposition to vote bonds
for some new fire engine houses. With
the object lesson before them of the
last fire engine house built standing
empty, it will behoove the voters to
see to it that the next ones are erected
by a republican council and located
where they can be useful as well as
The county superintendent of
schools Is Included in the so-called
nonpartisan election bill, put through
by Nebraska's demo-pop legislature,
but the school board members, who
have complete control of the schools
in cities and towns, are left exposed
to the partisanship virus. Consistency
is a jewel that was lost In the legisla
ture. The entire available supply of eon
tract wheat Is said to be in the hands
of one man, who In addition holds mil
lions of bushels of "paper" wheat for
which the unfortunate sellers must
settle. With the wheat in the bin and
the profits on the books, he should
have no difficulty connecting with
three meals per' day.
Andrew Carnegie has offered to con
tribute fl.000 to buy a pipe organ for
an Omaha church, conditioned only on
the raising of an additional 11.200
Here is another chance for the World-
Herald to cry "tainted money" and
point out the danger of such a subsidy
corrupting the pastor and all bla flock.
The president of the South Carolina
Farmers' union has Issued an address
urging the diversification of crops
rather than artificial methods of in
creasing the price of their products.
The advice is entirely too sensible to
suit the radicals, but those who follow
it are likely to be the winners.
Financial writers are noting that
steel stocks are going up in spite of
the report that the big men In the
business hsve been selling. Before
writing it into history that the lnsld
ers bave taken the short end of the
deal it might be well to await develop
An Iowa Judge has decided that It la not
prim, tn swear at a lufffuKmin. The
judge has about 80.000,000 Americana with.
Prlaelplea aad Practice.
Fifty-five republicans voted for free lum
ber and thirtv-elaht democrats aaalnst It.
thus showing th facility with which party
principle can be adapted to an emergency.
Vala af the Meat Car.
Prof. Brander Matthews and hla simple
spellers have concluded to pause flll the
world catches up with their procession. If
the Esperantlsts would only rest a while,
too, there might still be some hope for the
survival of the English language.
mall I'atsri Appreciated.
Secretary of War Dickinson appears to
have the proper official conviction thit
if forts for world peace are not to be un
duly hastened. But he la convinced that
we may rest easy tn hope for the future.
Reaaaurlng as far as It goes.
I pllft Israsssti Ukataclea.
Chicago Record -Hera Id.
"I'nrle Joe" Cannon reuently declared
that In his opinion th wield was better
than It had ever been In th past. We
agree with "t'ncle Joe," but It la almost
uettssary to suy In this connection that
Tpcle Joe" has done very little to bring
about the splendid condition to which h
ri LI.MA CAR RATKS.
Ramnrea Redaction Prtkn a few
The newa has gone out that the Pullman
Car company is preparing to make a gen
eral reduction In rates, putting Into effect
the differential between upper and lower
berths long desired by the traveling pub
lic. It la stated that the new tariff law
111 hot go Into effect before June 1.
If In truth the Pullman Car company
has at laat heeded popular demand for a
difference between upper and lower berths
In point of price, It bis only recognised
an economic truth that should have been
established in the sleeping car service
years ago. There Is no possible question
that the upper berth Is a second-class ac
commodation. It corresponds to the In
side stateroom on a steamship, or to the
small Interior room In a hotel, for both
of which lower rates are charged than
for flrst-claas accommodations. A hotel
guest asked to pay as much for a second-
rat room as for a first-rate room would
Indlganantly protest and would probably
change his hotel. The traveling public,
however, has no alternative and no ap
peal. It tnunt pay the rata the company
demands or alt up all night.
Efforts have frequently been made to
secure federal legislation on this point,
but without auccess. The Interstate Com
merce commission has been unable. It
willing, to compel the sleeping car compa
nies to bring their tariff down to a rea
sonable basis, the public complaint against
them being not merely of a lack of dis
crimination between first and second-class
accommodations, but of genersl exorbi
tance. Comparisons between services ren
dered on a sleeping car and In a hotel
ahow th former to be extravagantly ex
cessive. The company has always main
tained In defense of the rates that its
patronage la necessarily limited, a plea
that the traveling public has been dis
posed to resist on the ground that if tho
ra.ea were reasonable more business could
While they are about the 'matter of re
djustlng the sleeping car tariff th Pull
man officials might properly consider th
matter of porters' wages. As the case
stands today the public pays the porter,
not Indirectly through th price paid for
the accommodations, but directly in the
form of tips. The average porter, It Is
said, makes three r four times as much
as his wages In th form of tips from
passengers. He depends upon the tins
no Is encouraced to An an k th.
pany. Tet his servfee is no more than
that of the hotel chambermaid or nortar
doing the necessary work of preparing
room ror th accommodation of the
guests. The car porter should either be
thrown absolutely upon the generosity of
the psssengers with a frank understand
ing that he la an unsalaried servant, or
he should be paid a eufflclent wage to
enable him to live without trusting to
me gratuities or the public.
IS TAFT GREATER THAN TEDDVf
Characteristic Oatnarsr from
Only "Uncle Joe."
Speaker Canmn in Tslla's Weekly.
I believe the man In the White House Is
the greatest president we have had since
Lincoln's day. He J a man of Judicial
temperament, a man who will not cut
across lots. He, will co-operato . with Von
greas and allow congress to co-operate with
him, protecting Ah rights pf th American
people under th law. President Roosevelt
waa a great executive. IT might be com
pared with St. John, the Baptist, who cam
before th Master, Then there came a 8t.
Paul to Interpret the teachings of th Mas
ter, and without the St. Paul w might
never have understood those , teachings.
Agitators, muck rakers and cranks have
their place, bu. th republican party has
Its place, and will march four square to
victory over them all If It ..Is true to it
policies . and to Us principles. I am not
abusing the muck raker. God made him
what he is, and h evidently has some
use. But this Is not the time for talk; it
Is the time for. action. Ninety millions of
people paus and wait, Th jobber 1 not
placing his order six months ahead, and
the manufacturer is not preparing as ex
tensively as he formerly did, because they
are waiting for the tariff bill. Therefore
It behooves us to pass the tariff bill as
promptly as possiblenot a perfect bill,
because perfection comes from God alone.
ARMY; RANKS Ft 1.1.
With TT.OOO Mea Na More Appll
eaataWIII Be Reeralted.
New York Times.
For the first time since the Spanish war
the United States army la recruited up to
Its full strength In all of It branches, and
In every recruiting station In New Tork.
Brooklyn and Jersey City there Is promi
nently displayed on the bulletin boards a
notice signed by the adjutant general of
th army ordering the recruiting officers
to confine themselves, until further orders,
to the rc-enllsting of honorably discharged
According to some reports the Increased
enlistment that has brought the army up
to Its full strength Of 77.000 men, waa due
to hard times, but this Is denied, In part,
by th officers. They admit that many
men undoubtedly fell Into th ranka a a
reault of financial depression, but say
that the majority are young men who
have gone Into the army as a career. The
number of rejected applicants In the last
fifteen months Indicates that this Is true,
and that those who wanted to reillst be
cause they could get nothing else to do
were for the most part refused by the of
ficers In charge of recruiting stations.
Many of the; recruits are mechanics,
some are engineers, others are from com
mercial vocations, while a good number
are stenographers and , shipping clerks,
according to a statement made by an of
ficer on duty here.
ISIS PLAIN LAXGCAGK.
laapreaalve Clearness of Letter aa
Packla Hoaee Rebates.
In warning the meat packers against the
prevalent practice of overvaluing products
lost or Injured In transit, Attorney General
Wlckeraham uses plain language. In short,
he tells them they must quit cheating.
Moreover, he recommends that the Inter
state Commerce commission shall prescribe
regulations for the Investigation of all
claUna for damages to property In transit.
In the case In hand, the attorney general
found that Chicago packers had valued
product lost apd damaged In transit much
higher than the products had been sold
This Is one form of the rebate. The
favored shipper may be allowed any claims
he files, while the other shippers must
stand a rigid investigation and probably
a contest In the courts before thy get
anything. In a large businesa this advan
tage would be considerable. Mr. Wlck
ersham doea not mention this aspect of
the matter, but his recommendation to th
Interstate Commerce commission indicates
he had It in mind. And the public will
get a higher opinion of the head of the
Department of Justice, from his plain
apeakipg. The aort of transactions he de
scribes are (ropcrl characterised as cheat
ing . .
hers nroh f Saetdaa aa
Xplawaaa that Mart the Progress
f Mts at tae STatloa's Capital.
Spring puts on varied and most attractive
garb In Washington, (n early April. Us
ually the season for bursting leaf and
blooming flower Is two weeks ahead of
th Omaha banana belt. It advances rapidly
during the month snd by May day the
city Is full-robed In emerald, decked with
flowers. In late April end early May the
city Is a delight to the eye more attractive
as a spectacle than any other time of the
year. A thousand or mare parks, squares,
triangles and other public grounds dot the
city and are maintained and beautified by
th government. The small parks and
squares are filled with flowers of the earli
est bloom. These are succeeded by flowers
and foliage of later bloom. Throughout the
seaaon the changing process goes oti, mak
ing a succession of blooms that afford
visitors a never-ending charm.
Th glory of spring In Washington It
golden rather than vernal, write a corres
pondent. Here spring rob a sister season
of part of her wardrobe and appears In
the dress of autumn. The forsythla and the
Jasmin burdened witu yellow blossoms,
dominate the city parks and the country
hillsides. Yesterday these shrubs were
brown and bare: today they are heavy
with -flowers, while as yet no season-lasting
leaf has appeared. The gold has precedence
fiver the green.
While the forsythia and the jasmine blos
soms dominate, as gold always has a way
cf dominating, their fortunes will be scat
tered In a few days and the silver blos
soms of the Japanese magnolia, a cousin
of our own grandlftnra, will take the place
of the gold that ruled for a day. In truth,
the magnolia buds already are open, while
the trees which bear them are still desti
tute of leaves. The magnolia bears the
gift cf fragrance which the forsythla
Massachusetts avenue, from Thomas cir
cle to Fifteenth street. Is terraced, the
rounded, stone confined banks of earth
holding scores of the forsythla shrubs. The
avenue I a burst of yellow. The beauty
of the street In this April seaaon attracts
and hold thousands of strangers who are
thronging the capital city. After th for
sythla, the magnolia, and. then the porce
lain perfume-filled cups of the stately tulip
tree! It is a march of beauty, a succes
sion of riches.
Nearly 90.000 tourists have looked the
capital of the nation over during the last
thre weeks, and th favorite season for
visiting Washington Is only opening. A
fact worth noting is that the Boards of
Education In moat of the states along th
Atlantic seaboard and In some states far
ther west ar now making an annual
pilgrimage to the national capital a part of
the course of study. Perhaps 75 per cent
of th tourists who ar now visiting the
capital are high school students and their
teachers. These seekers after knowledge
com in dally by the train load. Wash
ington Is overrun with them. This practice
of permitting or rather encouraging stu
dent bodies to com her was Instituted two
or three years ago by some of the New
England states and It proved so satisfac
tory that It has hud a remarkable growth.
The railroads entering the capital estimate
that not fewer than 100,000 public school
students will visit her during th month
and the first halt of May. Naturally, th
carrying companies are hopeful that the
practice will appeal to vducatlonal au
thorities as far . west as i4he Mississippi
It is no wonder at all that the brides and
grooms like to come to Washington In the
spring. Washington's flower festival be
gan with tha snowdrops In late February,
and will end only with the last of the roses
In late November. Of course. It Is not th
flower that bring th brides and groom
to Washington., They com here, for th
most part, to see the place and to get lost
In th crowd of their own kind, to be con
spicuous among the multitude of the con
spicuous. The guides welcome' them, for
the bridegroom Is liberal, and, whether h
Is liberal or not by nature, happiness make
him keep up an appearance of generosity,
at least until the end of the honeymoon.
It Is said that there Is not vacant room
In any hotel In the city. Congress la In
session, the Daughters of the American
Revolution ar coming, th country's newly
married are" there, and some thousands
of other people.
If is hard to make headway through the
corrldera of the capltol. The rotunda Is
crowded to the rounded wall, Statuary hall
holds the people msssed. the galleries of
the house were filled through the most
tedious of debates, and the supreme court,
always stuffy. Is suffocating.
The White House Is the cnter of attrac
tion for the student bodies. These flue
spring days they almost swamp th attend
ants sbnut th president's home and the
executive office. "Can w ae tha presi
dent?" "Poesibly not: he Is very busy."
"But we have got to; that Is what w
came here for," The expansive Eat room
fills and cannot be emptied until the good
natured president lay aside his work over
in th executive office and comes over fcr
a handshake all around- From 10 o'clock
until 1 Mr. Taft finds It Impossible to give
much thought to public business because
senators snd representatives are crowding
In on lilm continually with schoolmarms
and students who have "pull" enough to
m-et him In that way Instead t waiting
over in the East room. From th White
House the visitors scatter to the oth.
chief points of Interest. They usually do
not have mor than forty-eight hours for
sightseeing, but they manage to see about
all th things the stranger tn Washington
must see. Poesibly Mt. Verncn and the
tomb of Washington get mor attention
from the youngster than any attraction
except th White House, Do they all go
to th top of the Washington monument?
To be sure. If the capacity of the great
elevator proves Insufficient they climb the
step on s run 130 feet up. Starting In at
th bureau of engraving and printing, they
witness the making of paper money from
the time th engraver begin until th
presses In the basement of th treasury
building stamp th number on th bill.
Every boy and girl carries a little not
book in which th bits of Information
which the guides let drop ar Jotted down.
It Is a fine spectacle; It has in It for most
persons more human Interests than ths dry
delate on the tariff up on Capitol Hill.
KaTecta al Washlagten Air.
St. Louis Glob. Democrat.
It la stated that a convention of Daugh
ter of th Revolution in Washington ha
developed Insurgent and a cssr. It must
be In the sir; but why should anyone think
to b a csar, or even a constitutional
mot. arch, with the descendants of th sol
diers ef th trni that tried men's souls?
A Hepclal Siaa,
8naior Bailey wags his hesd solemnly
snd prophesies that Iresident Taft will
prove a disappointment. If he disappoints
Senator Bailey th ccuntrv will lake 11 as
j a hoptful sign.
Makes delicious hot biscuit, I ,
iddle cakesf rolls and muffins:
The only Baking; Powder. y
Made from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar :
A lot of stenographers In Trenton kissed
the offlc boy and he gave all of them the
measles. Shocking Ingratitude.
The Oyster nay Pilot notes a "falling off
In realty transactions" In thsl locality of
late, and that "things are quite dull."
A Methodist minister of austere principle
has been appointed chief of police at
Mason City, la. Now sinners will have to
listen to him.
Congressman Carl Carey Anderson of
Ohio, at the age of 10 was a newsboy and
bootblack, . and at 1ft had saved enough
money to buy a horn for his mother.
Found guilty of double murder, a Ken
tucky night rider has been sent to prison
for a year. Evidently the wholesale as
sassin Is allowed a reduction from th regu
According to the London Times the Pers
ian revolutionaries have ben reinforced
by an Irishman and an American. While
one of there lasts the policy of being "agin
the government" will never be abandoned.
Chicago property owners have not yet
secured much relief from paving burdens
by the imposition of a wheel tax. Owners
of vehicles think the pleasure of seeing
them pass by Is ample reward for those
who foot the paving bills.
It has Just been discovered that the new
criminal code of the state of Washington
mnkes It a-misdemeanor for a restaurant
waiter or an employe of a public service
corporation to take a tip, or for anyone to
give a tip to such a person.
Caruso, It Is raid, owes the Injury that
has or-me to his 12.000 or Is It 12,509? per
night voice tc the strain Incident to singing
for the mualc canning factories. He re
ceived much money for the raw material,
as much aa fSO.OOO during a single season.
It Is estlmsted, snd now all he has to show
for It. asida from the vulgar pelf. 1s a sore
throat snd some sprained vocal chords.
Wasting Good Money.
Freakish- publications by th government
In Washington continue to nmuv, aa well
as excit wonder. In the course of $39
printed pages on the subject of juvenile
crime and reformation Arthur Maedonald,
"honorary president of the third Interna
tional Congress of Criminal Anthropology
of Europe," Is allowed to prove that ther
Is more pleasure than pain In the world by
tabulating a government clerk's mental
states for one day. Sample: "Pleasant
feeling of rest n waking, 15: unpleasant
thoughts of getting up, ," etc.. to the
total "pleasant, Ml; unpleasant, 151." What
msrvels "psychology" unfolds! And Unci
Sam pay th bills.
It isn't a matter of pad
ding but of moulding, so
to speak, that gives our
new ' shoulder a natural
appearance, as well as the
It amounts to a revolu
tion in tailoring.
Suits $15 to $35.
Overcoats $15 to $30.
BrQvning,1(ing & Cq
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Davis, the Cable-Nelson, the Burton, the Imperlsl and ths Hospe
Pianos on sale at bargain prices and bargain terms.
New Pianos, full size, regular prices $260, go at 9180; the $300
style at $l&0; the $335 style at 9189; the $360 style at $. snd
soon up the grade. You pay all rash or from 5 per month up.
HIGOKHT BARGAIN WKKK ON I'SKD PIANOS.
Many stsndard makes go at prices less than competition can equal
Come early and get first choice, over 200 pianos to select from. ',
A. HOSPE CO.
1C13 Douglas Street.
B Western Representative for tbe Apollo Player-Piano,
and only complete Player-Piano.
LINES T0ASMJLE,; ,
'Tep, he's always as happy as he looks-,
an' a married man, too." "
"Ain't lettln' himself gel worried ever th
tariff on women's gloves, eh?
"Not a bit of It. Ills wife 1 th' 'armless
wonder' In th" sideshow over jronder."
Cleveland Flaln Dealer. -
Anxious Writer How sre you going to
classify my article on events In aerial
navigation and travel?
1.- .1 1 . A .4 ml V
olng to run it under "Doings In 'High
HO. U.IVIUIVI. .i.i.-, .v.. .,
"You must learn to trust your fellow
men." said the professional optlmlt-
- "There's no use In talking that way to
me," answered the worried-looking .-Ill-sen.
''I'm In the grocery business."
I.ady (In chemist's shop, to small boy
What am I to take this medicine In,
Boy Yer mouth, ma'am. Llf.
Th father frowned.
"What Is that boy watching all the
clocks for?" he demanded. . .
'The mother smiled.
"He's got them running . In a six-day
Marathon race' eh replied, "and th
one that runs the longest gets oiled."
Cleveland Plain Dealer. ;
- "Why did they give that defaulter so
heavy a sentence for taking such a small
amount? Why, he had the chance, of
That's what they did It for to- teach
him a lesson about, being a piker when
he had the chance of his life to be a
financier." Baltimore American.
"Please describe your runaasy hus
band, madam," aaid the detective. "I am
not sura that I ever aaw him. Has he
any facial peculiarities or distinguishing
marks about him?"
"I don't know whether he has now ir
not." answered the deserted wife; "but.
when he went away he had the markj
of me ten finger nails on his ugly mug."
Grimsby So rou want to marry my
daughter, sir? What are your principles?
Are you temperate?
Thlmsby Temperate! Why. I am an
strict that H gives me pain even to find
my boots tight. St. Louis Times.
Carolyn Wells In Harper's Weekly,
Bant, bant, bant!
Oh, 'ahlon, at thy decree;
And 1 would that my tongue could wen
Th things thst taste good to me.
Oh, well for th elderman'a wife.
That she bravely starves to get slinn
And well for th tailor maid
Who runa and Jumps In the gym.
And the stately hlpa go "off. ' " "
CTIa surely a wondrous feat!) ' .
But, oh, for a touch of mayonnaise!
And the taste of a thing that Is &wet
Bant, bant, bant!
Oh, Fashion, at thy decree;
But the tender trace of a rounded form
Will never com back to ma!
and Douglas Sts.
at A. Hospe Co.,
1313 Deugla Street.
The very best Pianos, the fin
est rases, the newest styles, utt
at bargain prices.
We are selling- the Kranich
Bach, the Krakauer, the Buah
Lane. the Kimball, the Hal let-
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