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Oeorg B. Tiaohuck. treasurer of The Bee
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that the ctual number of full and complete
coplee of The Dally. Morning. Enlng and
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OKOROB B. TZ8CHUCK. Treasurer.
Subscribed In my preaenae and mora to
before me thla lat day e.f April. lot
M. P. WALKER,
(Set!) ' Npiary Public.
WHEW OUT OP TOWN.
Sahaarlbtrt laaelagT tk ell) teas,
pararlly aktalsl kari ' The Baa
anait ta tkeaa. Addrva will be
cHage1 as oftea aa ratetl.
Mombasa the next station.
The Joy ride on the sulky plow la
the one that pa.va.
booked to be a high flyer.
It la no violation of the fifteenth
amendment to draw the color line on
Mayor Jim la always great on prom
lies, but the package proves to be mis
branded when It Is opened.
A Pittsburg woman admits giving a
man a love potion which killed him.
Pitta burg e upld is getting entirely too
Tea, the siren whistle would have
license to blow when-the Commercial
club passes its one thousandth mem
A surgeon Is now onp of the attach
ments of the Detroit juvenile court.
He Is expected to cut out some of the
When the lawyers get through with
John D. Rockefeller It is possible his
fortune may look like a wool garment
after wash day.
Texas lays claim to having more red
headed women than any other state In
the union. And they say the Texas
aurora is worth going miles to see.
Wireless telephones have been at
tached to automobiles. The sound
waves will be forced to speed up If
tbey are to catch some of the machines.
A Chicago coal dealer has solemnly
proclaimed that coal smoke Is a bless
ing. . The cup of the windy city, on
that basis, Is certainly full to Over
flowing. The newspapers published at Lin
coln are again terribly wrought up
over the dire evils that are confront
ing Omaha. Such solicitude is truly
Because he bad undervalued his
ptope.ty in his returns to the assessor
a Kansas man drowned himself. If
the habit becomes general the next
census enumeratora will have a abort
When the New York State Highway
comroiBEion started out on a tour of
Inspection, It stuck In the mud the
first day. If the report was formu
lated on the spot It might need ex
purgating. Mr. Bryan denies he ha already de
cided to enter the senatorial race tn
Nebraska. The record of the late
democratic legislature has a tendency
to induce a tired feeling among wise
Castro's wife Insists the ex-president
of Vtnesuela has no Intention of start
log a revolution. Just the same the
French government took the wise
course In not allowing him too long a
lead off first base.
In order to ascertain the authorship
of the ' democratic city platform this
year a searching expedition will have
to be aent out to identify the scribe
who wrote out the democratic city
rlatform of three years ago.
Our democratic friends must be
hard up for campaign ammunition if
they have to go back to the repub
licaa administration thai preceded the
advent of the "Jims" in order to find
something to find fault with
Flea of Railroads Analyzed.
In support of the railroad pica for
higher rates because of rate legislation
and orders of the Interstate Commerce
commission, the chief argument ad
vanced la that the roads lost heavily
In revenue during the business slump
of 1907. The fact that railroad earn
ings decreased la not denied, though
the commission and the railroad rep
resentatives differ widely as to the
mount. This, however, is not perti
nent as applied to the present situa
tion. If the railroads suffered from
the panic, so did every other business
enterprise. While earnings and divi
dends decreased, the absence of net In
come was not so noticeable In railroad
aa In other lines and the struggle for
actual existence not nearly so severe.
The real meat of the question Is
whether present conditions Justify an
advance of rates. For the months of
November and December, 1908, and
the month of January, 1909. all the
railroads in the United States showed
an Increase in net earnings from op
eration of $34,000,000, as compared
with the panic months of the year
previous. For the month of February,
1909, as compared with the same
month of the preceding year the In
crease was sii.ssu.uuv. i none Fig
ures are not taken from unauthorised
sources, but are beyond disputation by
the railroads, for they are the returns
made bv the roads themselves to the
Interstate Commerce commission.
Neither can the figures be assailed as
being the earnings of favored lines,
for they represent the exhibit of every
steam road In the United States doing
an Interstate business.
If the railroads can make this show
ing in the face of the conditions or
which they complain the plea In abate
ment must be unfounded.
Dickinson Off for Panama.
Secretary of War Dickinson has
started for Panama to see for himself
what is being done there and what re
mains to be done. In doing so he is
but following the practice of his pre
decessors lh office of getting at first
hand an insight into the work with
which. In his official capacity, he la
compelled to deal. The financial as
well as the moral credit of the. gov
ernment is behind the canal enterprise
and any official charged with the duty
of carrying forward the work who
should fail, would draw upon himself
merited criticism. There Is nothing
like personal knowledge to enable an
official to act Intelligently upon t,he
problems presented, and in securing
this at the outset of his administration
the new war secretary is taking a wise
step. The secretary has, of course, the
reports of the engineers in charge of
the work, but he also has a constant
stream of suggestions, fault-finding
and adverse comment, the motive for
which Is not always apparent. Mr.
Dickinson is a man of capacity and a
tour of the canal eone will enable him
to see for himself wherein the truth
lies. He is simply one of a business
administration, going about in a busi
nesslike, way to perform his duties.
The Irrigation Congress.
The irrigation congress, which meets
at Spokane in August, Is already at
tracting widespread attention. The
west has for some time been alive to
the importance of bringing Into pro
ductive condition the large areas capa
ble of irrigation, but up to recent times
has carried on alone the contest for
the development of the enterprises
Eastern congressmen at first grudg
ingly voted governmert aid to the
larger enterprises, even though the
plans called for the ultimate payment
of the expenses out of the proceeds of
the lands improved. The necessity of
increasing the food-producing area of
the nation is being rapidly driven
home to eastern men, however, and
opposition has given way to encourage
ment. There are other reasons for hoping
the meeting at Spokane will be preg
nant with results. Not only will those
who have had to do with the work
in this section be present, but from
all over the world where irrigation Is
practiced there will come men rich In
experience to counsel regarding the
subject. The meeting of such a body
of men, backed by the approval of the
federal government, la destined to be
a landmark in the development of the
arid and semi-arid sections of the west.
As the gate city, through which the
products of a large portion of the
country to be developed must pass, the
Interest of Omaha and Nebraska is
large, for pur future is necessarily
linked with the farma of that section.
No Entangling- Alliances.
The Montreal Star presents to the
United States a direct appeal for a co
operative alliance with Great Britain
for mutual protection, the basis of the
appeal being the expressed fear that
Germany plans, by the building of a
powerful fleet, first ,o wipe out the
British navy and ther. to defy , the
United States and the Monroe doctrine,
seize Brazil, and demclish the Ameri
The argument of the Montreal paper
has force if Its premise i to be ac
cepted, but circumstances point rather
to the conclusion the fear Is chiefly
Imaginary. The German navy, it is
true, is being largely added to, but
there la nothing surprising about this.
Germany la one of the great commer
cial nations of the world, with a large
merchant marine and interests scat
tered all over the globe. The weak
ness of Its position without the back
ing of a strong navy no d,oubt appeals
to the German government as strongly
as the same situation has appealed to
Great Britain and the I' sited States.
The assumption that the creation of
, a new (leriiiau navy is fur the purpose
of aggression against either of the
powers mentioned is not apparent,
much less conclusive.
In the second place both the United
States and Great Britain are In the
midst of a decidedly strenuous navy
building program, and there Is no rea
son to believe Germany could accom
plish the object stated even though
such were Its program. The United
States has no quarrel with Germany
or any other nation, beyond a friendly,
though perchance strenuous, commer
cial rivalry. Candidly It appears as
though John Bull and Brother Johns
than were both amply able to meet any
situation which present conditions ar
likely to tvolve without plunging Into
the stream of bitterness and enmity
which the suggested coalition would
A Possible Reason.
OMAHA, April 17, 1909. To the Editor of
The Bee: I have read your article about
the Water board's haute In submitting the
bond proposition now. and what you say
strikes me aa good. If there Is no chance
of a hearing In the supreme court for six
or eight months, why could not the Water
board have held off the bond proposition
until next fall's election? Is there any
special reason? R. T. G.
There is only one reason which we
can think of which may have prompted
the high-priced Water board lawyers
to ask that the water bonds be voted
now instead of later. This turns on
the vote required to authorize the Is
sue of such bonds. Water Bill No. 2,
which is the law under which the
Water board is supposed to be acting,
contains this further proviso with ref
erence to the water bonds voted "for
the acquisition of such water plant
under etich appraisement," already
cited by The Bee:
Said bonds are not to be sold for less
than par and issued only In case the
proposition is ratified by a majority of the
votes cast upon the proposition at a gen
eral election or two-thirds of the votes cast
In case the proposition shall be submitted
at a special election.
If the words "general election"
mean "general city election, then to
carry by a mere majority the bonds
would have to be voted now. If these
words mean the fall election, at which
members of the Water board are
chosen, then a majority vote would
carry the bonds only next fall and not
at the coming city election. It Is pos
sible that the words could be construed
to mean either general city election or
general state election, in which case a
majority vote would carry the bonds
at either time. But plainly, if sub
mitted at a special election, it would
take a two-thirds majority to make the
bond Issue valid, and this Is the hazard
which the water bond boosters do not
want to incur.
James C. Dahlman Is a democrat and be
lieves In letting the people rule. World
Herald. Looking backward over a period of
less than two months, this is decid
edly rich, rare and racy,
Go back over the World-Herald flies
for February and March of this yesr
and you will And them full of denun
ciation of James C. Dahlman as the
arch enemy of popular government, a
traitor to his party, scheming to pre
vent the rule of the people.
The question at Issue was between
an appointive and an elective police
board, the mayor standing for the ap
pointing power and the democratic or
gan clamoring for elective commis
sioners. Reading the World-Herald,
then, no one would imagine that
James C. Dahlman was a democrat, or
that he believed In letting the people
rule. He was a tool of the corpora
tions, a spokesman for the liquor deal
ers, the mouthpiece of a despotic po
litical machine. He was accused even
of having made a deal with the odious
Has that all been so soon forgot?
Is he again a democrat in good stand
ing? Is he now art apostle of "Let the
The next step toward building the
new court house is the approval of the
contractor's bond. It Is up to the
Board of County Commissioners to
make sure that the taxpayers are am
ply protected against every possible
loophole. What we want is a new
court house and not a law suit.
Although the water company has
gone Into court to compel the city to
buy its plant at the appraised value of
16,263.295.49, It is accused of trying
to obstruct trie purchase. Wonder
what it would have to do to establish
conclusively its desire to sell out at
that magnificent price?
A lot of laws passed by the late Ne
braska legislature were so mutilated
in the crush of the final hours that
they have already been aent to the leg
islative, hospital and the doctors ex
press doubts whether they will ever be
able to stand alone.
Governor Shallenberger will not
worry over the World-Herald'8 great
show of Indignation over the remarks
attributed to him at Beatrice. That
sheet will take the other end in due
course with or without the proper
Sixty students of a Tennessee col
lege were expelled for going to a cir
cus unaccompanied by the faculty.
How thoughtless of the boys to de
prive the faculty of an excuse for see
ing the spangles and pink tights.
Several officers of the Daughters of
the American Revolution refused to
attend a tea given by the other faction.
Tea, from the first played an Important
part In revolutionary affairs.
A Chicago woman secured a $25 000
verdict against a broker In that city
for breach of promise. The broker
must have attempted a corner In the
love market which collapsed.
Governor Brown of Georgia la to
wear a suit of homespun when he la
inaugurated. Now If he will only let
mother cut hla hair he will look too
sweet for anything.
rwttlaa It Oa Old Joe.
And now Secretary Wilson la accusing
Joseph of operating the first comer in
wheat, but Joseph la protected by the
statute of llmltatlona.
Aa Apt lllaatratloa.
New York World.
TheodOr Parker called politics "the
science nf exigencies." To Illustrate the
definition It Is only necessary to read the
great tariff debate in the congressional
'Ike Reward at Traat Basting.
Trust-busting ought to become a popular
occupation. The prosecuting attorney In
Texas who won the state's antitrust fight
against (he oil company Is to get the best
part of $100,000. Thus la virtue coming to
get more aubatantiat reward than the
mere approval of Ita own conscience.
Rivalry la Perfecting- Cora.
Collier's Weekly. -Through
the school of a number of
western corn-growing states boys and girls
are stlmula'ted by prises to plant little
patches of corn. Out of each community,
where an exhibit la held, ten prlse-wln-nlng
ears are aent to the county exhibit.
The best ten there are entered In a state
show, and then the atatea compete. The
final wlnnera are alfted to the best ono
ear In the whole L'nlled States. Scientific
Interest In agriculture Is growing. It Is
one finger post on the road from the city
to the farm.
CORN rnOM OlTH AFRICA.
High Prices Stlainlatinar Ofr-Se
Importing corn seems verily bringing of
coal to Newcastle. Nevertheless, Impor
tation of America's peculiar grain, malxe,
la being seriously considered ' by largo
handlers of the staple In New Tork. And
the country of production, of til placea in
the worM, Is Bouth Africa, r
A New York firm, Investigating the sit
uation, finds that South African farmers
marketed their corn at less than Jd cents
a bushel last year. Allowing -'6 cents a
bushel thla yew to the Boer producer,
corn could be laid down In New Turk, all
charges and duties paid, for tS',, cents a
bushel, aa compared with T4H cents, the
price paid for the July option In New
York. The South African corn Is reported
to be of fine quality.
The American consul at Johannesburg re
ports that corn Is the staple crop of the
Transvaal. He wrlres: "The greater por
tion of the crop of corn It consumed wlihin
the country aa food by laborrers in the
mines. It la not sold by the bushel, but
by the muld,' equal to 2iX pounds, and
brings S2 to 12.50 per muld. Th cost of
production is estimated to range from 05
cents to $1.85 per muld."
From the consular report. It would ap
pear that while the sol) of the Transvaal
is deficient In lime and fertilizers are
scarce, the climate, of the country is well
adapted for corn culture, permitting the
crop to ripen with' but slight danger from
frost. There It k'dearth of statistics, but
the consul estimate that eo.OOn acres In
corn about covers, ttte area in the Trans
vaal. A tl KE1B O.N LEMON.
Proposed Tariff Increase a "Lemon"
Tn the whole atate of California tlier are
less than 75.otiO farmers. Of these only a
smart number are engaged In the prcduo
tion of lemons. There is an active demand
on the western coast for all the lemons
that can be produced there. The cost of
hauling them t.UiO miles by rail to tiu At
lantic seaboard la ao heavy that few if
them reach this side of the country. And
yet Senator Al'drich'a bill proposes to in
crease the tax on Imported lemons 50 per
cent over the IXngley ratet, to aa to givo
the few California lemon growers a mo
nopoly of the American market, the de
mands of which they cannot aatlsfy. The.
proposition Is to tax about 90.000,000 people
for the benefit of a few thousand, or. If
they refuse to pay the tax, to deprive them
of a most wholesome fruit which haa come
into such general use that It la now re
garded aa almoat a necessary of life. At a
time when revenuea are needed lemons are
to be excluded from the market and the
government deprived of a ronsldcrabla
revenue In order to increase the private
gain of a few people. This Is protection
tun mad. If the people pay the tax and
keep on importing lemons the Increased
tax will fall heavily upon millions who are
already burdened beyond their means. If
the price of Irmons is advanced ao the
people cannot or will not pay It. then tht
goemment will lose the revenue and tht
people will be deprived of a cheap and
wholesome luxury. The republicans may
get a political lemon If they Increase the
price of lemonade thla summer.
FIFTH AVEIIUE, HEW YORK
la Its Central Porliai, Which Passes
the Hotel St. Regis.
IS AN AUTOMOBILE BOULEVARD
Ten yean ago Fifth Avenue rivalled
Hyde Park in lh splendid character of
ita equipagea; today It more than vies
with the Bolt de Boulogne In the num
ber, elegance and variety of Its motor
cart. On pltaaant days more than sixty
autoa a minute pass tht St. Reia Hotel.
This meant a continuous, daily automo
bile parade unequalled anywhere else in
The St. rtegii Hotel, with Ita entrance
Juat off the avenua on Fifty-fifth tUret l,
thus affords to autoiata touring through
New York, and to thoae contemplating t.
longer stay at well tht most convenient
stopping point. To thlt convenience must
be added Ita other paramount ftatures.
for tht St. Regit hat won merited dis
tinction among trtvelert at Amniica'a
moat comfortable and restful hotel. Great
good taate, artistic feeling and apprecia
tion, and. abova all else, wide experience
In catering lo people of refinement, have
mad thla hotel what It it. and hav
gained for It a reputation without flaw
or blemish. .The touring autolat who
makea hla New York atop at tht St. Regis
finds thert real comfort and rest under
Ideal conditions. Nor Is ht required to
pay dearly for tht prUileg. for th notel
It really low-piictd when quality of serv
ice It considered Ita cuitint It unsur
passed tnywhert: yet restaurant charea
are no higher than at other flrat clean
l.otels Fpleudld siagl rooma may be had
for ts and M a day, or the aame with
private bath for la a day lor If for two
paoplei, while for a parlor, bedroom and
peltate hath the rales ait fiorq i; a
Matters of In tare at Oa tad Baek
of tht rirlnr Hat Gleaned frosa
tht Army and Wavy Beg-ltttr.
It waa recently held by the comptroller
of the treasury thnt the signal corps of
the army could not purchase an automo
bile out of the appropriations authorised
by 'congress beause no mention of such
vehicle was made and Its use was not ab
solutely necessary. In view of such a ila
clslon the question was raised aa to
whether' or not five Rambler bicycles
could be purchssed for use by the signal
corps linemen In the repair of military
telrgraph lines and by messengers In de
livering telegrams passing over such
lines. The assistant comptroller holds
that the bicycles appear to he necessary
as a part of the signal corps equipment
and operation of the army telegraph lines
and he has approved of such purchase.
A special board of commissary of fleets
In periodical session at Fort Riley, Kas.,
has nearly completed Ita compilation of a
new army cook book and a bakers' book.
The former will replace a publication
which was not entirely satisfactory in
that It was In some respects too "fancy"
In Its recipes. The book was made up
with the aid of a specially employed
French chef. The new edition will em
body the results of the prsctleal experi
ence of army cooks and will have recipes
which contemplate the use of the army
ration, both In garrison and In the field.
The bakers' book will give a description
of bread baking applicable to work at the
post as well as in the field.
Tt need not surprise the people who are
specially interested if the 3. 000-mlle w-lie-less
station, originally proponed for loca
tion In Washington. Is not built at all.
It has been found that so much opposi
tion attended the Installation of the plant
in the neighborhood of the Washington
monument that It would be quite as well,
all things considered, If the station were
not located anywhere near the national
capitol. although a site at Annapolis has
been recommended as suitable for the pur
pose. At the same time Secretary iieyer
is Inclined to question whether there Is
sufficient advantage derivable from the
big station to Juatlfy the expenditure of
the amount of money Involved.
The Infantry soldier of our ivmy 1 r
some time has been without a knapsack
or other receptacle suitable for carrying
on his person his personal belongings.
The need of some adequate means for the
soldier to carry articles of this kind with
him on the march In military operatlona
has long been felt. In view of this fact
a board of officers has been ordered la
convene at the Rock Island arsenul on
April 18 to consider the question of
equipment and load of the Infantry sol
dier. The board will consist of Colonel
Henry A. Oreene, Tenth Infantry: Lieu
tenant Colonel Frank E. Hobbs. ordnance
department; Major George Bell. jr.. In
spector general; Captain James P. Ilarbe
son. Twelfth Infantry: Captain Merch B.
Stewart, Klshth Infantry, and Captain
John L. De Witt. Twentieth Infantry.
Keen disappointment awaltt the four
teen majors and ten captains of the army
retired list who were advanced one giade
by senatorial confirmation of their nomi
nations on April B. The nominations
were made as a result of an opinion of
the attorney general of February C3 that
"officcra retired for physical disability
contracted In the line of duty, In accord
ance with the terma of the act of 18fli,
are entitled. In the dlcretlon of the presi
dent, by and with the consent of the sen
ate, to the promotion permitted by tho
gi of 1904." Tt was expected that these
officers would receive the pay of the ad
vanced grade from April 23. 1904. whlcit
waa the date of the act authorlxing the
advancement of officers of civil war serv
ice. Army officers who have been hith
erto advanced grade from the date of the
law. but In the case of the twenty-four
officers recently advanced the Increase of
pay will date only from April S of this
year, which deprives the officers of the
five yeara' accumulation of Increased pay,
which they had a right to expect, under
the revlaed opinion of the attorney gen
eral. There are signs that President Taft
will at least consider th proposition to
modify perhaps lo an extent which
amounts to a revocation of the orders
fastened upon the military and naval per
sonnel by President Roosevelt, requiring
periodical physical teBts aa a demonstra
tion of professional fitness of officere.
The requirements are Just beginning to
he felt, hy way of keen anticipation. In
the navy, where much dissatisfaction Is
expressed with the exactions Imposed by
departmental orders. With the appllca- i
tlon of the test In the army, navy and
marine corps, the utlter uselessness of
the whole proceeding Is more and more
apparent. It is evident that the purpose
of the system Is not to encourage phyt,l
cal exercise, of the value of which no
one entertains any doubt. Its effect Is
quite up to the purpose that of forcing
retirements tinder conditions which are
humiliating in some cases, a hardahlp in
others, and needless In most. It Is un
derstood that certain senators have Inter
ested themselves in the situation, with
the prospect that they may be sueces,"ul
in pointing out to Mr. Taft the absurdity
of the arrangement.
Rhode Island Is somewhat regretful that
President Taft did not select one of Ita
shore resorts tor his summer home. But
Rhode Island Is a rather email atatc for so
l,lg a man.
Thomas Weat, known as -,the big In
dian," filed lant week at his home, near
Kanawhi. Ottl.. the townslle which he
owned and sold for ll.'.noo. West was a
Seminole, and came to Oklahoma In im.
Miss Rhea Whitehead of Seattle has Just
been made deputy prosecuting attorney lor
Kings county. Washington. She is an
honor graduate of Ihc law school of the
t'nlverslty of Washington in the class of
IK. Before studying law Miss White
head was a steiograi'her.
Kx-CIerk O. J. Mat-hie of Ohio dismissed
from the War department in l&'J-'. hat put
in a claim against the government for
liuO.nuO daniagfs. He sae that because
of the persecution to which he waa tub
Jected h: couldn't study, didn't get his
Ph. I), and dldii t enrich himself with hit
Mrs. Frances Took Van .audi died at
Fort Worth, Tex., aged W years. She
was the widow of Isaac Van Z.andt. Texan
minister to the Tnlted Ktatea and nego
tiator of the treaty of annexation. Sh.i
was th mother of General K. M. Vsn
Zandt of the confederal army. Blie leaves
behind her on the earth more than
seventy living dew endsnts.
Colonel Alexander K. McClur of Phila
delphia long one of the best known Journal
ists In lh country and of late years
prolhonolaiy of the supreme rourt of
Pennsylvania hat suffered a serious break
down. Colon. I McClur recently vlsted th
south and siwike before the boards of trade
in several cities, which proved to be too
much if an undertaking for a man of "I
"t w m
r dence that her food would be light,
sweet, and perfectly wholesome. Royal is a safe
guard against the cheap alum powders which are
the greatest menacers to health of the present day.
ROYAL IS THE ONLY BAKING POWDER
MADE FROM ROYAL GRAPE CREAM OF TARTAR
"The way they ate pushing poor Castro
from pillar to post la reallv pathetic, isn't
"Yes; quite moving.'- Baltimore Ameri
"Fader, dere "ie clouds or hlark sm- ke
rolling out of dr clothing store:"
"Veil, effery such cloud has Its guld lin
Bronson-t noticed your wife sitting bv
the window sewing this morning I thought
you told me yesterday she was III.
YVoodsun Bo she was. but todav she's on
the mend. -Brooklyn Kagle.
Girl with the Clara Morris
ways feel like a fool when 1
try to talk
Girl with the Viola Allen Voice-Vou
don't need to feel that way. If you lean
your head a little to one side when you
lo, k at a painting, and throw In a remark
now and then about "perspective'' and
tonal values, you can past for an art
critic with the best of them. Chicago Trl-
"Daughter, do vou think that young fel
low is ine man ror vou
"Oh. I know It. papal"
"How do you know It?"
"He told me so himself." Denver Poat.
"Hullo, old fellow, you look sort of out
of sorts thla morning."
"That is not surprising: Jinx has eloped
with my w ife "
"Yes. and to think that that fellow al
ways professed to be my host friend!"
"Well, he proved It. didn't he?" Houston
"What do you think of tariff revision?"
"Well," answered- Farmer Corntossel, "It
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cakes of all makes or any smmmm
VV use where syrup takes. ir-
A pure, wholesome food. f klgffl B'ImK
In toe. tfc, and foe air-tight tint. ,q J I
A book el cooking and ctndf !Vlm Csmtf) i
miking ttclpti icnf fret MrtAf O InUrf
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In sickness or in health the best food is
Try it for breakfast with milk or cream
easily digested strengthening and satisfying.
Broadway, Fifth Avenue and 27th St, NEW YORK.'
Room SI. 50 per
tuner KAN PUN.
Angus Gordon. Late Mtrr. of
Thousands of millions'
of cans of Royal Bakm?
Powder have been usea
in making bread, biscuit
and cake in this country,
and every housekeeper
strikes ma that the tariff It a good dea
like the wetther. No matter what klnC
you get. It a pretty sure to be bad for some 1
body's business." Washington Btar, ,
"What's berome of that girl who Want'
a earner said she felt herself fitted to d
headwork In the world?"
"She's doing It all right-got a good 1o
with a fashionable milliner." Baltlmor
THE DEPARTED FRIEND.
Robert Louis Stevenson. 1 j
Thoug he that ever kind and true
Kept Stoutly step by step with you
Your whole, long gusty lifetime through.
Be gone a while before
Be now a moment gone before.
Yet doubt not; .anon the seaaons aha;
Your friend to you.
He. has but turned a corner still
He pushes on with right good will
Through mire and marsh, by haugh and
That selfsame arduous way ','.
That selfsame upland hopeful way
That you and he through many a doubt
He ts not dead, this friend nol dead.
But In the path we mortals tread
Get some few trifling steps ahead
And nearer to the end
So that you, too, once past this bend.
Shall meet again, as face to face, tht
Tou fancy dead.
Push gayly On, strong heart.' The while
You travel forward mile by mil.
He loiters with a backward amllt.
Till you can overtake.
And trains hit eyes to search, his wife.
whistling, aa he tees you through th-;
'Walts on a stile.
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f tht Shewing
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la VtlklBg thaaaee at
Skss eat lanlm.
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day and upward.
tJtORGl W. StVCCNKV. aavMII(t
Kinff Edward Hotel. Toronto, Cava
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