Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 18, 1909, EDITORIAL, Page 4, Image 12

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Sunday Bee printed during th month of
March. 1&9, was n follows:
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4 39,180 10 W.WO
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T 37,000 21 30,970
38,940 14 38,830
39,100 21 ;,940
10 39.090 2 39,360
11; 38330 27 9,680
U. 38,870 II 37,400
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People who have nothing else to do
can keep busy watching Omaha grow.
One by one the Idols fall. Japan
now has a graft sensation of the first
It would be ungallant to suggest
that not all the peach basket hats con
ceal a peach.
It is Abdul Harold's turn to smile.
Even so slight an Improvement in his
picture would be a welcome change.
The Increasing of wheat
lends a note of pathos to the old saw,
"Half a loaf is better than no bread."
The trouble with democracy and the
income tax Is that In democratic times
there are few Incomes large enough to
On his return from China Explorer
Gell reports having found a race of
pigmies. Sideshow men will take
The man who stole nineteen bars of
silver bullion from the Omaha smelter
took Mr. Bryan's free silver doctrine
too literally.
The consumer, as he views the as
cending wheat market, may find conso
lation In the childhood saying, "What
goes up must come down."
A Philadelphia actor who had the
villain part took the affair so seriously
that he committed suicide. See what
realism on the stage leads to?
The proposed tax of $9.60 on each
dozen bottles of imported champagne
will be cordially welcomed by Amer
ican printers of French labels.
The Arctic club has It all figured out
that Peary was due at the North Pole
Thursday. The trouble Is that Arctic
time cards are decidedly unreliable.
Despite the assurances of Farmer
Wilson that crop conditions do not
warrant high wheat, people obliged to
purchase the cereal find the price a
Patten fact.
A horse named "Humorist" won a
big race on the English turf. An ex
planation will be needed before the
man who bet on the other horse can
mo the humor.
Cdltor Scott is not certain he would
like to be ambassador to Mexico. A
lot of people in Oregon would feel
much more at ease if the editor would
leave the firing line.
Seven deaths is the record of the
season's experience in permitting Ne
braska boys to go hunting. The shot
gun In the hands of a boy has foot ball
beaten to a standstill.
Democratic senators announce they
will not delay the passage of the tariff
bill. The leas they talk on the meas
ure the less they will expose the de
moralisation of their party.
It is a significant fact that Just aa
Mr. Ootch swept Mr. Mahmout off his
feet in Chicago the Turks began the
Job of putting th missionaries on the
mats of Macedonia for good
Governor Carroll of Iowa has signed
8 bill 'penalizing railroads for delay In
enforcing rulings of the railway com
mission. This is a bill similar to one
defeated in the Nebraska legislature.
But the Iowa legislators was a plain
republican body and not made up of
anti-corporation demo-pops Ilk the
Uta lamented Nebraska Institution.
The Summer Capital.
President Taft has decided upon
Woodbury Point, Beverly, Mass., as his
summer home, and the lawn at Oyster
Bay will have a chance to recuperate
from the vigorous tramping of recent
years, when officialdom and near offi
cialdom followed President Roosevelt
to his summer retreat. Aside from
being near the sea, Woodbury Point
possesses the added advantage of a
first-class golf course. In his choice
of a presidential recreation and a place
where It can be exercised Mr. Taft has
shown wisdom. No one heretofore
has invented a plan which would keep
the Insistent office hunter or politician
at a distance, but anyone who ever saw
a golf stick in action will not for a mo
ment question Its potency.
The fishing banks of Buzzard's Bay,
the Garfield home at Mentor, the Mc
Klnley front porch at Canton and Har
rison's residence at Indianapolis were
freely Invaded. Even Hayes was not
Immune when he retired to the quiet
of the Soldiers' home, where boarding
was economical. It will be a courage
ous man, however, who will come
within the range of a golf stick, im
pelled with the force of President
Taffs avoirdupois.
The west might be inclined to Jeal
ousy over the president going to New
England with his summer capital if It
did not know he will need a rest and
quiet after a session of congress, but
it would caution him against the use
ot any simplified spelling when he
slices a drivf or a golf ball Is lost in a
chipmunk hole. Prim Massachusetts
might be shocked, and the state is so
small that strong language might be
heard to the utmost boundary.
Wealth of Rockefeller.
The trial of the Standard OH cases
have served the purpose of throwing
some light on the wealth of John D.
Rockefeller. Current report, with the
natural tendency to exaggerate and
deal In large figures, has generally
taken a billion dollars as the amount
of his fortune. The testimony showed
that hla holdings in Standard OH were
all In the parent company, his only In
terest In the many subsidiary, and al
lied corporations being through his
ownership of Standard stock, of which
he holds about 25 per cent, at market
price worth $165,000,000.
In discussing this disclosure men
best posted in the financial world give
it as their opinion that his other hold
ings and property would scarcely equal
in value his Standard Oil stock and
probably bring the total up to about
$300,000,000. This falls far short of
the billion dollars with which he has
been popularly credited. Neither Mr.
Rockefeller nor any of his friends,
however, under this showing need
worry about where or how he is to se
cure a meal ticket.
A fortune of $300,000,000 Is so vast
aa to be beyond the power of compre
hension when It is considered In the
light of the fact it has all been
amassed within the lifetime of Its pos
sessor. Even the yearly income from
his holdings exceeds In amount the
greatest fortunes of a few decades ago.
Its potentiality In the affairs of the
world when in the possession of a man
shrewd enough to have accumulated
it almost staggers contemplation. Lit
tle wonder the people stood behind
President Roosevelt In his fight against
conditions on which such a colossal
fortune may be built and support the
demand that equal opportunity be
given every man to exercise the talents
which are his.
labor Leaden at the White House.
The conference at the White House
between the president, and a deputa
tion of labor leaders Is likely to be an
eye-opener to those laboring men who
allowed themselves to be deluded dur
ing Uje late campaign Into the belief
that Mr. Taft was an enemy of the
workingman. The reception accorded
the visitors was of a character to
demonstrate that the president is too
big and too broad a man to allow the
Incidents of the campaign to influence
him. Personally they were cordially
received, one and all, but what is far
more to the point Is the outcome of
the conference.
Mr. Taft let It be known beyond the
chance of misunderstanding that he
stands by his views on labor questions
as expressed in his letter of acceptance
of the presidential nomination and
later in his inaugural address. While
more than willing to co-operate in
any promising plan to ameliorate the
conditions of the laboring men, any
action taken must be in the light of its
effect upon the whole people, although
he will be glad to have the advice and
assistance of labor representatives.
The fact that at the conclusion of the
Interview the representatives of labor
expressed themselves as satisfied dem
onstrates that they came away with
faith in practical results. The problems
of labor are bcth complex and vital to
the country, and ' the real friends of
the laborer concede that the solu
tion, which embraces equity to all,
will be the solution which will work
for their own good. Labor has a right
to expect that unjust burdens be
lifted, that laws be adjusted to meet
the changing and changed conditions
of our industrial life, and Mr. Taft has
demonstrated that in their fair adjust
ment labor can confidently look to him
as r.ic5
It lUe leaders of the labor move
ment shall go forward with the effort
buftiiri' and lend practical aid in the
solution of these difficulties. It will go
far toward accomplishing the desired
purpose. The mlllenium Is not here,
neither Is it in sight, hut mutually
beneficial co-operation is better than
factious opposition. A determined ef
fort to work in harmony with a care
ful man of broad understanding and a
clear grasp of the situation like Mr.
Taft will go a long ways toward a
more satisfactory adjustment of the
relations between labor and capital.
Working Out the Foreit Policy.
The president has Instructed the
secretary of the Interior to restore to
public entry approximately 66,000,000
acres of land held apart under the for
est reserve act. This order has been
the cause of much rejoicing in the in
termountaln states, where most of the
land Is located, and by some heralded
as the abandonment of the forest re
serve policy of the past. A careful
survey of the situation does not sup
port such conclusion. Neither Is the
action merely responsive to the clamor
of the sections Involved against that
policy. It is rather the natural de
velopment of the forestry plans along
scientific lines.
When the reforestation problem was
first taken up it was with a decidedly
Imperfect understanding of the condi
tions, though the necessity was fully
estimated. In order that the work
might not be blocked or negatived by
selfish private Interests o. made un
duly expensive by unscrupulous men,
the government naturally reserved all
lands which by any possibility might
be required for the purpose. In fol
lowing out this plan millions of acres
which were temporarily withdrawn
from settlement, but on late investiga
tion found not to be needed, have been
restored to entry. It Is not the first
Instance where this course has been
pursued and undoubtedly will not be
the last, for the needs of the service
are even as yet imperfectly under
stood. .
While temporary inconvenience to
individuals and communities may have
resulted from the plan adopted, the
people of the west and of the whole
country have an ultimate interest in
the success of the forestry plans which
far outweighs such disadvantages.
The Land of the Dollar.
After sojourning la the United
states for some time making critical
investigation of financial and social
conditions, Prof. Ferrero arrives at the
conclusion that Americans as a nation
are no more given over to the chasing
of the dollar than others. That they
are more successful In the quest, how
ever, he admits, but In forming his
conclusions sets over against this the
American habit of spending money.
Americans have long resented the
Imputation that their only object in
life Is the piling up of money. Amer
ica's answer has been made whenever
there was suffering and want in ' the
world, in the presence of great disas
ters, by opening up the pocketbooka of
the people and pouring out money
with a prodigality unexpected
All who come with open minds and
observe must reach the same conclu
sion. The country is not pent up,
there is elbow room for all, begetting
a 'restless energy which is fruitful of
accomplishment. Human nature does
not change with a day and the fact
that these results are likewise at
tained by people of foreign lands who
come here belies the charge of sordid
desire for simple accumulation. There
is scarcely a country orf the face of the
globe which has not benefited by
American largess and it is time the
world wars admitting the dollar hi
America is not supreme.
Lesson for the Horseman.
The almost universal ban which has
been placed by law upon racetrack
gambling has N been heralded far and
wide as sounding the death knell of
horseraclng. There are Borne, how
ever, who do not concur in this view
andjthese are inaugurating a move
ment to demonstrate the truth of their
contention. Enlisted In the effort are
a number of the most conspicuous fig
ures of the old regime who have
fought the anti-gambling bills until
they met absolute defeat.
The men who are back of the move
base their hopes of success on the
opinion that the American public not
only loves the horse, but that it loves
honest sport. To such limits had
gambling on horse races gone that the
public had lost faith In the honesty
of the racetrack and always Inclined
to question the result as being the
settlement of the real merits of the
contest. With the ascendancy of the
betting ring came the decadence of
rating sport and little but the gam
bling spirit, with its attendant de
moralization, survived.
In fdrmlng an estimate of the prob
ability of success for bookless horse
racing the history of base ball may be
cited. The same conditions at one
time seriously threatened the life of
the game and the banishment of the
betting ring and poolroom connections
marked the beginning of the success
of professional base ball. With the
sport dependent upon receipts at the
gate for those who delight in honest
competition, free from suspicion of
crookedness, it baa grown In popular
ity and yielded financial returns to its
promoters not dreamed of in the other
days. Lovers of the horse would not
like to think his popularity is hitched
to so demoralizing a side-line as the
bookmakers' gamble, and these will
hope that a really great sport may
In searching for the cause of the
progressive Turkish cabinet the ad
vent of the modern woman's headwear
should not be overlooked. After the
resolution of last July Turkish women
were emancipated from the veil and
the face covering sanctioned by the
custom of centuries. Apparently they
were not content with limited liberty.
Tbey Insisted on going the limit. Mil
linery shops bloomed where none
bloomed before and the gariah and
giddy headwear of 1909 defiantly chal
lenged the traditions of ags. By
Allah, that was too much!
Mr. Justice Gould of Washington
will take notice there Is another boy
cott on right under his nose. One fac
tion of the Daughters of the American
Revolution refused to attend a recep
tion tendered by the vIfe of the vice
president of the United States because
the leader of the other faction was to
be In the receiving line. There Is also
proof for you that the revolutionary
fires have not burned out.
. Governor Shallenberger says he re
sented the vUlt of the Omaha delega
tion as an attempt at coercion. Leav
ing out of the question the merits or
demerits of the 8 o'clock closing bill
under consideration, the question is
pertinent why the visit of Omaha men
was coercion and the calls of people
from other sections of the state on the
same measure were Blmply friendly
It is fairly certain that the makers
of armor plate do not "view with
alarm" the advent of Austria and
Spain as buyers In the naval marts of
the world. Though the industry Is
already on the three-shift basis to sup
ply the demand, it Is confidently be
lieved a little more pressure can be
crowded on without upsetting the bal
ance of power.
The street- railway magnate of San
Francisco is undoubtedly an excep
tional man, with a large acquaintance
and extended reputation. Three
months' time were consumed and 2.4C0
men examined before twelve men were
found sufficiently Ignorant of the ex
istence of Patrick Calhoun to digest
volumes of evidence and render a ver
dict. Hammond, Ind., has set the pace
for fi8hermejn stories early in the
season with aTyarn about a big stur
geon which had been hooked towing
the overturned boat of the fishermen
to land. That yarn will cither make
the other Ananiases go some or quit.
Legislative blunders are coming to
light every day. No other result could
have been expected from the methods
of the late Nebraska legislature when
more billr. were acted on In the closing
hours than all the rest of the session.
The poets and romancists of Indiana
ran take courage. The necessary at
mosphere is brewing and busness is
looking up. "Night riding" is produc
ing a sufficiency of "local color" to
decorate a dozen of "tho best sellers.
Six lives lost in the burning of a
fnmn hotel at San Francisco. The
catastrophe raises the pertinent ques-
. . . a t
tlon why a fire trap capaoie oi nouniug
200 guests is ever permitted to be UBed
for such a purpose.
A Pace that Kills.
Chicago Record-Herald,
when hmH heln to die from the effects
ot Marathon running it appears to be about
time to put a crimp in tne wtarawiun
Bani'hr of Lack from backy.
Philadelphia Ledger.
Attorneys in settling the Baldwin estate
drew down fees of IWO.OPO. this not estab
lishing the California record, however,' for
itnrnpvs In the Fair will settlement got
12,000.000. Luck goes in bunches. Some
attorneys were in both deals.
Catching- " Rapidly.
Boston Herald.
The Filipino Is developing: all right. He
doesn't raise rice enough for his own con
sumption, but what he does raise he hopes
to ship to this country free of duty and
then get his home supply In low grades
and at cheap prices from China and Japan.
Did we teach him his canny ways, or was
he equipped before we began to school
Absurd Notions of Thonsjhtless.
Philadelphia Inquirer. .
It Is not true that most mirrlages are
failures. We only hear of those which
turn out badly. The life of devotion to the
family hearthstone Is common, but gen
erally unnoticed, because uninteresting In
an objective sense. The affinity business
is a disgusting effort to establish a system
that is wrong in Its ethics and a failure In
practice. Emotional young women and
iconoclastic young men will please take
Ample doom for AH.
St. Louis Republic.
President Eliot of Harvard startles many
thousands of people when he says that
colleges and universities whose presidents
are chosen from among ministers of the
gospel are not progressive. But since great
Institutions like Harvard and the state
universities are under strictly secular
direction, wouldn't It be Just as well to
let people who want to send their boys to
schools that are guided by religious In
fluences do as they like about it?
Periodical Oatbarats.
Baltimore American.
The people who want the world to lead
the simple life In spelling desire to get out
8 magazine. After a period of quiescence
so deep as to suggest an extinct crater
they have burst forth with redoubled vio
lence upon the language, and. nothing dis
mayed by the fact that their principal
prop has left spelling still unsimpllfied for
the comparatively easier task of shooting
African lions, are going valiantly on to
convert the public to a greater economy In
the use of the alphabet.
Modjeaka aad Her Han.
Boston Transcript.
Both aa a woman and an actress Mod
Jeska had a secure place In the affections
and admiration of the people of this coun
try, which evidently owes her for more
than her contributions to high and clean
art. It is interesting to learn that the
new Manhattan bridge Is going up under
the careful supervision of her son, Kalph
Modjeska of Chicago, who has been railed
aa an outside expert to watch the progreaa
of this structure. He Is regarded as stand
ing In the front rank of bridge engineers
In this country. If not In the world. He
waa at the head of the commission that
Investigated the Quebec bridge disaster,
and Is a contribution to the scientific serv
ice of this country for which we are in
debted to Poland and Its brilliant exiled
No man ever followed a truth far without
finding a task.
t'nfllness for death does not establish fit
ness for heaven.
No hatred Is so cruel ss that which Is
based on conscience.
One does not acquire a forgiving spirit by
practicing on himself.
Bin has many machines, but selfishness Is
the motor for them all.
The highest exhibition of religion may
come In the lowllesf deeds.
The church is sure to be only foolishness
to those who go there as fans.
Much of our reasoning is a blotting out
of the stars by shutting our eyes.
The breadth of a life depends on how
much of the world It takes Into Its heart.
It's no use Inviting folks to the heavenly
way when you walk aa If ,lt were all thorns.
To pray to be delivered from our trials
would be to seek escape from our triumphs.
No amount of praying for your children
will do any good if you are too busy to play
witn them.
Our Impressions of our own knowledge
are apt to be In Inverse proportion to our
actual possessions.
Many a man counts his life a success
when Its freedom from failure Is due to
absence of endeavor.
The devil will never worry so long as we
are too busy, over doctrines to work to
gether for simple decency. Chicago Trlb
Washington Post: The Pittsburg min
ister who announced at the Easter serv
ices that elderly women need not remove
their headgear Is also a shrewd student
of human nature.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: A Cleveland
pastor Is said to have declined a hther
salary. No use reporting It to the Car
negie Hero Fund commission, however,
for his name is withheld.
St. Paul Pioneer Press: There semis to
be no doubt that the most approved
method for a preacher to get into the
limelight at present Is to set up a cry
against the women's styles. That's lots
better than springing advanced Ideas on
jnarrlage and divorce, such as was the
fashion last spring.
Christian Register: "Unity" does not
unite. It. Is a deadening spiritual effort
as well as ending contention that is
unity alone. A single church in a town
Is valuable as a social gathering place,
and it may be utilised for the highest
moral purposing. There Is still a great
weight of negatlveness. The sects really
meant something definite and positive.
This half-way unity means nothing In
particular. Out of our daily life has
gone the meaning of primitive Chris
tianity, and Just as surely has departed
the call of the Puritan. We are not now
preparing for another world. The Cul
vlnlstic God is as dead as the god of
Homer, and no amount of preaching, In
one church or in ten churches, can
awtken him. We nped a church to help us
live, and not .to help us die. We need a
church that shall teach us to love our
neighbors as ourselves In the violent
struggle of modern life.
Modjeaka, Hitchcock, Crawford and Swin
burne! Death's toll for early April visibly
marks the ranks of humanity.
The moral uplift in Pittsburg cut down
divorce business 60 per cent. Depression in
the steel business is equally marked.
The treasury of Texas, yawning for that
oil fine of $1,600,000, will have room to rent
when the lawyers get through with the
An Impressive rear view of an Imposing
legal pump caused a bunch of New York
ers to cough up and duck the wit
ness stand.
People of threescore and ten, who hobble
wearily around a block or two, should ob
serve Weston at Tl reeling off fifty miles
a day and look pleasant.
The deacons of a Pennsylvania church,
who discovered a $1,000 bill in the contribu
tion box have been restored to conscious
ness. It was real stage money.
The French reporter pictured in the ap
plication blank acts up like his brothers
of the Ananias club. He kicked on the re
quirements of Involuntary Initiation.
The Joy of the Daughters of the Revolu
tion on discovering $30,000 In the treasury
was somewhat marred by its coming after
all Investments In eastern millinery had
been made.
Mr. Hariiman Is a real sport or a copious
bluffer. Blther role works his way. While
in Seattle a few months sgo, he offered to
flip a coin to determine whether he should
pay $1,000,000 damages to a property owner
or not. Nothing doing.
Sons of Milwaukee, and daughters too,
who have drifted away from home are to
be welcomed back like the prodigal of old
during the first week of August. There will
be doings m the Cream City every hour
of the twenty-four for five days, when
the prodigals can retire and sleep It off.
In a little town In Pennsylvania six men
battered each other to a standstill over
one girl. I'nfortunately they did not know
what an elegant surplus of girls "shed
their fragrance" In man-deserted towns of
New England. Something- should be done
to secure a more equal distribution of the
necessaries of life.
Aacleat Tradltloa of the 'Raral Dis
tricts Gets Body Blow.
New York Times.
The ancient and revered tradition that
the rural districts give birth to rur loading
orators, statesmen, men of letters, of af
fairs and of the professions Is rather sum
marily upset by Dr. Frederick Adams
Woods In the current issue of Science. Dr.
Woods challenges the statement made by
W. J. Splllman that "about TO per cent of
the leaders In every phase of activity"
come from the farms, and he trots out his
"Who's Who In America" to prove that
tills Is far from the truth. These leaders
arc SO years old on an avernge. Of the
total population of 31.tU.ri In I860, when
they were born, biit 16.1 per cent dwelt In
the ninety-six cities of 8.000 or more In
habitants; et In these cities the respected
gentlemen appearing In "Who's Who"
under the Initial A amount to 29 per cent
of he total, as against the 111 per cent
expected. '
I'nder the Initial B are disclosed H born
in the ninety-six cities, out tf a total of
1,477. or Ti.h per cent; under the Initial C,
362 out of 1,143, or 31.7 per cent, and under
D and E, S;'. per cent and S5. per cent,
respectively. To be quite aafe. Dr. Woods
added all the unrecorded birthplaces to the
ruburban and rural side of his balance, and
selected groups of fifty or 100 at random
under other iettera of the alphabet.' The
I eault sho'Acd that, whereas the towns, vfl
lares bnd farms contained five times the
p-pi'latlca of titles in 1860, they failed to
produce more than about twice as many
leading citlsena. Dr. Woods draws the- piti
less Inference that since the cities beat the
nonurban districts as a whole In producing
gifted boys, "the towns and village would
make a proportionately better showing than
th farms, were I ha necessary data given."
This is one of
this season's ad
vance styles,
"A Patent
Ankle Strap
It is snug fit
ting around
the top and
guar a n t e e d
not to slip at
the heel.
All $3.00 Oxfords,
in tan
OPEN TO 6i30 P. M-
Boy Ictlm ot Advanced Tetanus
Practically Bt-ouKht Rack to l.lfe.
Pittsburg Qaxette.
One of the most remarkable cases In the
annals of medicine has Just been brought
to a successful conclusion at the West
Penn hospital. Pittsburg. Hugh Brewer,
aged 9 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Brewer of Church and Ridge avenues, Ben
Avon, was the patient. Although he has
been pronounced dead more than twice
during the eighteen days he occupied a
cot In the hospital, he was finally dis
charged last Thursday and is expected to
completely recover soon.
When the lad was taken to the hospital
he waa suffering from tetanus at an ad
vanced stage and his death was seemingly
certain. He was, however, given the re
cently discovered magnesium sulphate
treatment, the solution being Injected di
rectly Into the spinal canal. Antitoxin In
jections were also employed and oxygen
was administered at frequent Intervals in
large quantities.
Although the radical treatments brought
relief, the boy could only rest for about
twenty-four hours, when the acute at
tacks would recommence. These alternate
spasms end periods of compara!. calm
continued until last Monday. Durlnf that
time there were several occasions when
respiration was apparently totally sus
pended and the lad, according to all the
usually accepted tests, was dead. So con
vincing were the tests that Mrs. Brewer,
who was In attendance on her son, told
the physicians to give up their efforts to
revive him.
The physicians, however, refused to dis
continue their w-ork. At one time' they
were busy continuously for forty-eight
hours. It Is believed that never before has
so large a quantity of oxygen been ad
ministered to one patient Is so short a
time. It was used so lavishly that extra
supplies were ordered and the' hospital had
at one time sixteen extra cylinders on
band. Although no data Is available, young
T.rewer's case Is thought to have estab
lished a record In this particular.
Incidentally the case Is asserted to be a
vindication of the claims of the vlvlsec
tlonists. The hospital authorities unite In
attributing the cure to the magnesium
sulphate Injections, a treatment which was
brought to perfection only a year , ago
through experiments on animals. Should
auch investigations be stopped by the en
actment of the legislation for which the
pronounced antl-vlvlsectlonlsts are work
ing, physicians assert, such cures at this
of young Brewer would be Imnnslhle.
Ulre Schools aad Colleges Effective
Mail Order Journal.
Evidence has shown .that the newspapers
are the logical mediums for school adver
tising. Men and women who give atten
tion to educational problems are. as a rule,
the kind who keep In touch with the af
fairs of the world. They read the news
papers for the news that's in theni for In-
formstlon as to what congress is doing,
for the society news, for dry goods store
news, for political news, for- reports of cur
rent happenings here and abroad in every
department of human action.
The daily newspapers are the mediums
that have "made good" during the past
several years on this class of advertising.
Besides the reason already given for this,
there are a number of others. For one
thing, there is a better opportunity of peo
ple getting acquainted with a school
through a medium which comes out more
frequently than once a month. Another
advantage In using newspapers lies In the
fact that as different sections are covered
by them, the school may use different copy
and different arguments In Us home terri
tory from that used in other sections. In
the selection of mediums to use. there Is no
question that the papers which appeal , to
the more cultured, more serious-minded
readers, rather thap to the frivolous or
those of low taste and morale, are the onea
that will bring the best results.
of Pictures
Artotypes, Oil Paintings and every style and variety of original and re
produced Pictures, as well as 3,000 salesmen's samples purchased by
Mr. Hospe at one-fifth of the importers and publishers wholesale price.
Sale Begins Monday, April 25, '09
(Not next Monday, but one week from Monday.)
The Importance of making an early selection Is obvious, aa the
beat subjects always sell first. Post yourself on our great values.
Watch our Display Windows.
You cannot afford to allow those old pictures to remain on your
walls. Brighten up your whole home this spring with a few of our
beautiful plcturea at prices that you will not believe possible until you
actually see the goods, gee our announcements in the papers.
A.. Hospe Go. lHSDoulusst
The cut shows a
regular $5.00 pat
'ent colt, Goodyear
welt shoe, which is
on sale at Alexan
der's at
We have dozens of other
new styles arriving
daily, all $5.00 and $4.00
Oxfords and Boots, all
leathers, at $2.50
and hlack, turns rind welt
600 to 638
Pixton Block
also thd "Crystal Lithium" water from
Excelsior Springs, Mo., in 6-galloa
sealed Jugs. - )
5- gallon jug Crystal Lit hla water. .$3
6- gallon jug Salt-Sulphur water. . . .92
Buy at either store. We sell over 100
kinds mineral water.
Sherman &, McConnell Drug Go.
Sixteenth and Dadge Sts.
Owl Drug Go.
Sixteenth and Harney Sts.
Patience. Getting married stopped hla
Patrice. How so?
Patience. His wife won't let him open
his mouth now. Vonkers Statesman.
Him. I've come to a conclusion,
Her. What Is It?
Him. I realised today that I have been
a bachelor for as years, and
Her. Oh, J irk. this is so sudden V
Him. And I decided that I'd had a bully
time and that I'd keep It up. Cleveland
Leader. .
Elderly Bachelor "Mrs. Burnslde, will
you marry me?"
Attractive Widow "Mr. Wackford. ara
you forgetting that I have six children?"
Elderly Bachelor "Not at all. I want tt)
help you train up those youngsters dam
em" Chicago Tribune.
"Jane," he said, "when I think nf asking
your father for your hand I wish 1 wag
one of the knights of old."
"That's very sweet of you, George. But
why do you want to be a knight?"
"Well, they wore Iron clothes, youj
know." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"That girl is afraid of her shadow," said
the young woman. s
"Well." answered the young man, "ff
It's a shad iw cant v.lille she Is wearing
one of those new-fashioned hats I don"
blame her." Washington Ktar.
Mrs. Scrapplngton Tomorrow is the
fourteenth anniversary "f our wedding,
Mr. Scrapplngton Well, you needn'l
taunt me with It. Puck.
dlit.A THH I, a stfal n Utna tmm vnut f
Vs- Kll H tried to. but '
Olive Well?
Klla A fair exrlianae Is no robbery, yo
know. Chicago News, . .
Angry Mnmma I am going to whip ynu,'
Tommy, for fighting Willie Jones when I
forbade it.
MlpltimaUc Tommy But, mamma. he
cilil his ma's new Easter 'nat was twice as
big and three times styllsher than yours.
Angry Mamms He did. the little wretch!
I hope you gave It to him good and plenty!
Baltimore American.
Somervllle Journal. ',
Somebody lias to wind, the clocks,
And mend the locks.
And tend the flocks.. '
Somebody, has to do the chores
That come by scores.
Somebody has to spado and plow,
And milk the cow.
cfoynu know liow'M
Somebody has to shear the sheep.
And plant and reap,
With little sleep
That's father.
Somebody has to mend the socki.
And starch the frocks.
And elesn the crocks.
Somebody has to wash the flu of a,
And dUBt the doors.
Somebody has to boll and bake.
And make the cake,
Amd fry the steak.
Somebody has to buy thing cheap,
And wash and sweep.
With little sleep
That's mother.
Somebody has to moll and toll '
And freeze or broil.
Somebody baa to look ahead.
Sometimes wit. dread.
Somebody has to do the work
(No chancn to shirk).
And by and by.
With one more sigh.
Somehody'll Just lie down and die
That's both of them. . "
High cl89 picturtt never
lefore sold at su$h prices.
Comprising our entire atock
of Framed and Unframed Orig
inal Water Colors, Pastels,
Steel Engravings, Rare Artist
Proof Etchings, French and
German Carbons, Fac Simlllu
Water Colors. Color PrlnU,