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THE BEE: OMAHA. FRIDAY, MAY 7. WOO. .. - J
Tire Omaha" Daily Bee
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HTATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
Btate of Nebraska. Douglas. County.
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aworn. says that the actual number of
full and complete copies of The Dally,
Morning. Evening and Sunday Bee printed
during tb month of April. 10, waa ai
. ... 18.SS0
. I 41,300
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1 ASaO"1 ' Total'
Net total 1,838,007
Dallv average 40,840
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For light entertainment, take in the
The score stands 11 to 11, with the
rest of the game postponed by the um
pire. . ..
What's In a name? Three Shamo
kin girls have won fame in a musical
way. .. .
At-any rate) the tariff debate Is
demonstrating that the vest Is on
Senator Aldricn says bo Intends to
retire.. Ms tho statement specific or
advalofetn?' ' vt
Earjy house cleaners In Omaha
made the mistake of falling to count
on the dust storm, .
Governor Shallenberger hag Issued
a Mother a day proclamation. Is
Mayor. "Jim" going to let a chance
like this go by?
City Clerk Butler has an Idea that
he may' have to serve aa president of
the cottncll In- addition to his, other
Unless, b Idea go on the free list Mr.
Roosevelt wlil have a nice bill to pay
when, he tries to get through the cus
tom bouse, on bis return.
It 'remains to be proved that golf
players are good hands at beating car
I'ct. but the season of the year is at
handtwhen they may try.
A Boston actor haa been convicted
tif. killing- his wife. Any of his col-
leagues .couia nay. told dim it was
easier and sarer to get a divorce.
On sailing, for Europe "Boss
t'roker announced that he was out of
IK'litlog for good. That Is more than
he can say of, his reasons for enter
ing it. '
While-the total of hogs packed since
Varcb 1 bows si decrease aa compared
It h - last " vpar, take note that South
CUiiaha gets- in with-a aubatantlal In
Softie aclentlsta are jredict?i earth-
quakes for the month of May. At early spring brought thousands of peo
timeithat might cause alarm, but here pie Into the aectlon between the Mis
lo tfcsj tornado belt we are prepared for sourl river and the Pacific coast. The
anything. ! building nrogram of immense masnl-
- jtud in all the western cities Is a re-
tp to oats air. nryan nas uot
congratulated Mayor Dahlman. Neither
has Major Dahlman congratulated Mr.
Bryan., but then, he haa never had the
i . . ,'
Two Frenchmen recently engaged
l a pistol duel and both were hurt.
Tit Is thing is getting really ao serious
that tennis balls or something of the
kind rhouli be substituted.
If Nebraska Is to be the experiment
t'.atten for Brjanlte legislation. It Is
culy natural that Lincoln should be
cjQie an experiment station for Inno
M.tions In municipal legislation.
Auottter man' who' went through the
whirlpool raplda at N'lagara In a barrel
Is dead. ' Many a man who haa taken
trips through the raplda by the barrel
route did not fare half ao well.
The Peace congress objects to the
army and navy placards, glorifying
war t attrtict reerulU. Why not pro
test ageinst the bill boards altogether
The army and navy -posters ar not
the worsC onea. ' '
Appeal in Mitioari Rate Cate.
The determination of Missouri to
appeal from the decision of Judge Mc
pherson, declaring Invalid the 2-cent
fare law, muat be encouraging to other
atatea. Including Nebraska, which
have similar laws. Though all these
2-cent fare lama have not been assailed
as yet. It Is essential that a decisln on
the merlta of the principles Involved
should be secured from the highest
court In the land.
, That states have the right to regu
late rates and on the other hand that
railroads are entitled to exact a charge
which will produce a reasonable re
turn on Invested capital are points no
longer contested, but on the contrary
have been definitely settled In the af
firmative long ago. There are points,
however. In this case and others which
are likely to arise which have not been
adjudicated, and for the mutual bene
fit of the railroads and the public It Is
essential they should be decided at the
earliest possible date. The determina
tion of receipts from intrastate as dis
tinguished from Interstate traffic la
one which presents no serious diffi
culty, but the ascertaining of the net
revenue from such sources Is a com
plicated problem and the methods to
be pursued In reaching a conclusion
have not .been definitely marked out
by the courts.
Interstate and Intrastate traffic are
carried on ,the same trains and the ap
portionment of transportation cost and
the fixing of a rule for dividing the
capitalization account between the two
sources of Income are vital and unde
termined factors In making equitable
rates. The sufficiency of the showing
by the railroads that the cost of carry
ing local business is much greater
than for through traffic, and if so how
much greater. Is something the paying
public. Is Inclined to, question, though
it satisfied the lower court and was de
termined In the decision reached by
the trial judge.
The problem of rate regulation is
so complex that no wholly satisfactory
outcome can be expected so long as
two rate regulating bodies, the state
and the nation, enable the railroads to
play shuttlecock and battledore with
the two clashes of traffic in efforts at
dual regulation. So long, however, as
the two systems prevail It Is desirable
that tho points of difference be elim
inated as far as possible by decisions
of the court of last resort.
Changing Immigration Laws.
The United States senate has re
ceived and placed on file resolutions
of the legislatures of Ohio and Penn
sylvania requesting more stringent
immigration laws. The congressional
commission appointed to Investigate
the subject has not reported, but has
been holding hearings In a desultory
way. It la said to lean strongly to a
recommendation for an educational
qualification for Immigrants. ?
' That some of the prohibited classes
manage to work their way into the
country is patent to even casual ob
servers, but the fault, If any, liea with
the administration of the law or the
weakness of Its administrative fea-
tures. Without departing from the
long-established principle which the
United States has followed from Its i
earliest days, no restrictions can be I
placed upon the entry of the honest,
able-bodied and Industrious. Adher- !
ence to this policy has been one of the
chief factors In making the , United
States the great country which It Is
today. Those who have come here
from abroad to take a man's chance
and become Americans have done fully
their share toward promoting progress
and developing our resources.
1 The greed of steamship companies
and the lureof opportunity have un
questionably landed many , on r our
shores who are undesirable, but exist
ing" laws ' are quite comprehensive
onnuah to pxclude them. If necessary
h,,M ho mr riidiv an-
I)H.d. our free public school system
, can and wl1 ,Br)lve the problem of
fhn1(, ft.alT18t wnom na other charge
l,hn tllifai-anv nn n lif. ralserl
, Ilia II Mi"-!" .
At me mOHl tpey.-wui uisapurar
with the second generation. The hon
est, able-bodied snd Industrious Immi
grant la a source of strength instead
of weakness snd the United fUatea
cannot afford to shut them out.
. . . . . . . .11 A I
Signs of the West.
Unmistakable signs of the - growth
and development of the west are to be
seen on every hand. The settlers'
rates made by the railroads In the
, flection of the emansion of th coun
try which backa them tip.
A most significant fact along thia
Hue was brought out In-an Interview
in New York with a prominent rail
road official whose road reaches
Omaha regarding the character of the
traffic now being carried over his line.
This railroad official states that during
the financial flurry of ISO' and until
a recent date his road hauled only a
minimum amount of farming, manu
facturing and mining machinery, in
dicating unmistakably that expansion
in the Industries had ceased or fallen
to a low ebb. During the last few
months this clsss of shipments has at
tained' a volume' comparing most fa
vorably with the most prosperous
times preceding the panic.
All these signs point to the fact that
the western business man who has
been preparing to reach out and tha
Investor who Is looking to the west
has bullded on a firm basis. The west
haa done more than carry Its share of
the load Incident to the financial and
Industrial - depression and doing
more than its share toward full re-
sumption. If the east will only catch
the western spirit It will not bo long
until everyone will be so busy that the
troubles of the past will be forgotten.
Reinforcing the Commodity Clause.
The administration has lost no time
In making it plain that in case the
commodity clause of the rate law,
which has been .declared inoperative,
Is turned to account by the common
carriers to resume the evils at which
It was aimed congress will be asked
to apply the remedy. As the court has
sustained the principle of the law
while holding that certain sections are
not as far-reaching as they were sup
posed to be. It would be a foolish
course for the carriers to disregard the
Intent of the act, which was to prevent
discrimination, either direct or Indi
rect. Right at the outset Mr. Taft has
made It plain that he stands for the
square deal. He has no desire or pur
pose to cripple In any way the legiti
mate expansion of the business of the
railroads, but the direct or Indirect
ownership of producing companies
must not lead them Into favoritism in
rates or transportation facilities which
will build up such industries at the ex
pense, of those otherwise owned. If
the railroads do not by subterfuge
evade the prlvllegea granted them un
der the present law, as Interpreted by
the supreme court, there will be no
pressing pcesslty for additional legis
lation. It is up to the railroads to prove
their good intentions and here la a
chance for them to show whether their
professions of reform are earnest or
The result of our recent bond elec
tion would indicate that Omaha will
vote anything In the shape of a bond
Issue without respect to the purpose
or consequences. A large majority of
our people are nontaxpayers and are
quite willing to vote onto the taxpay
ers all sorts of obligations. Whether
the pronouncement put out over the
name of the Real Estate exchange ex
erted any large Influence or not In
carrying the water bonds, it is deserv
ing of a little attention as an example
of how men otherwise careful will per
mit themselves to be misled. Thia
pronouncement starts out with a
declaration that the Real Estate ex
change has "thoroughly investigated"
the question and come to certain con
cluslons set forth as reasons for favor
ing the water bonds, as follows:
1. Tha water bonds will not be a tax upon
property, as the whole purchase price will
be paid from the sale of water.
That is certainly perspicuous. "The
bonds will not be a tax'." Of course
not. If they were there would be no
necessity of voting bonds, because the
mayor and council would levy the tax.
If "the whole purchase price will be
paid from the Bale of water," how long
will it take? The bonda are to run
for thirty yeara, so that for the first
thirty years, at any rate, none of the
purchase price Is to be paid off, except
a 8lnkln fund 18 "eated. and, the
sinking fund will come out of the tax-
payers either aa water rates or taxes.
2. That the water plant Is a good Invest
ment Is shown by the fact that Ita net
earnings twelve years ago were tiol.Oi.
The men who signed this circular
knew that this is not "a fact," but
merely sn estimate, and never put out
;. before except as an estimate. It may
be near the truth and it may be wide
of It, but It Is not "a fact." If, how
ever, the net earnings of the water
works were approximately S21.000
twelve years ago, how could any one
have figured at any time that the
property could be bought for $3,000,
000? S. The voting of bonds cannot Influence
the decision of the supreme court, as that
court never considered evidence not sub
mitted to the lower court.
This Is a purely legal proposition
on which lawyers differ. Everybody
I knows tbst a court may be ' influ-
enced" by the actions of the litigants,
I even though not Incorporated Into the
The city's case rests, among
, v V
' other things, on an allegation that the
j appraised value of the water works is
exorbitant and yet the people have
now voted bonds in an even greater
amount to buy the plant. Whether or
not that will "Influence" the court re
mains to be seen.
4. If an Omaha syndicate of shrewd In
vestors Is anxious to acquire this plant at
Ita appralaed value under a limited fran
chise the city can better afford to own It
with a perpetual franchise.
This starts out with an "If," repre
senting a mere supposition. No new
syndicate, any more than the present
owners of the water worka, would
want to take the plant, except on terms
promising profits. That la true not
only of water planta. but of any other
public utility requiring a franchise for
operation. It all conns down to the
price and the terms.
5. When Baltimore, Detroit, Milwaukee
and Buffalo furnish water at cents per
thousand gallons and Philadelphia at 4
centa and make a profit each year, at the
ptesent rate of 36 cents Omaha can either
pay for the plant quickly or reduce the
This is deliberate Juggling of the
figures, because the water rate quoted
for other cities ia the lowest rate ac
corded the biggest consumer, while
the rsle quoted for Omaha Is the high
est exacted of the smallest consumer.
The lowest meter rates charged in
Omaha Is 8 cents for 1,000 gallons.
Whether Oman can reduce water
rates materially after paying $8,263.
295. 49 for the water works, also re
raalDs to be seen, but It la certain that
tt carnot reduce rates to the schedule
which the Water board haa publicly
proclaimed to be reasonable for serv
ice in Omaha.
If a "thorough investigation" by the
Real Estate exchange of the question
produces such half-baked concoctions.
what would have happened if merely
a casual inquiry had been made?
The World-Herald tries to make a
point because The Bee has declared
that had the voting machine been used
Instead of the psper ballot, the de
sire to re-elect Mayor "Jim" would
have pulled the lever so fast as to
make a clean sweep for the democrats.
No one who knows anything about It i
will question The Bee's assertion, but
neither will any one who knows any-
thing about it question that any repub
lican who was elected or defeated got
any votes not intended for hloi. The
paper ballot was substituted for the
voting machine because the voting
machine could not accommodate all
the candidates on the ticket and the
law requires all nominees of each party
to have the same advantage of straight
party votes that any other nominee
Omaha whist , players are cutting
quite a swath In Boston. Presum
ably the people there did not imagine
that such an intellectual game had
penetrated so far Into the Interior of
The Impending passage of the cen
sus bill haa turned all eyes on the
plum tree. , While frosts may nip
many of the buds, there Is certain to
be a fair crop on trees in sheltered
The shah of Persia has promulgated
a new constitution. The trouble with
those oriental constitutions up to the
present has been lack of sufficient vi
tality to survive the first summer.
Charleston News and Courier.
Does anybody know how the Hon.. Wil
liam Jennings Bryan settled "The Mystery
J a 4 are Line of Courage.
Kansas City Star.
Judge Smith McPherson, who courts a
full Investigation by congress, unquestion
ably has the courage of hla technicalities.
Rivals for Supremacy.
t'nele Joe sa.ys backbone Is the secret of
success In the house, hut It Is the general
Impression that a good strong pull help
Isn't This Awfal.
The attitude of the government toward
the sugar trust officials Is absolutely cruel.
It proceeded against them clvlly and recov
ered two and a quarter mllllms. Now the
special attorney for the government an
nounces that there will be criminal prosecu
tions. After the government has got their
money away from them how are they going
to hire lawyers?
Rumors that the battleship fleet was
practically Incapacitated for service by Its
trip around the world require official con
firmation before acceptance If It la true
that "masts were- sprung, plates were
loosened,- electrical machinery. Including
the fire control, hopelessly out of
order;" as Is repbrl'edj' such facta consti
tute the most serious charge against the
"system" of the Navy department that
has yet been made. What would become
0f th passenger boats of any of the trans-
j oceanic line. If they were not able to atand
j the strain of a leisurely cruise around the
world without Incurring the necessity of
complete remodelling on their return? Are
our war eagles weaker than these doves of
Wetness la a "Drr Tom,
With the close of Worcester's first year of
no license the police liquor squad has made
, " V".. ::.:,.:;: ay.
sales of liquor made at the license drug
stores, of which there were aeven until
The figures ahow that the shipments of
liquors by express through wholesale
dealera, who have .an agreement out of the
city tor shipments, average 460 case and
- r " r .... "y TOr "looked Into. "Any man who for ao .mail a
I; , " " ng eiimi-
nated. Added to these figure, are 160
gallons of hard liquors, all being claaeed
under the head of whisky.
The slips from the licensed drug; stores
ahow that to persons who signed for the
liquor to be used for medicinal purpose
there were 11S.O0O sales, which the police
say mean 3B.08O quarts. 87,243 pints.
WHAT THE DECISION MEANS.
New York World: Now that the federal
government haa won the commodities
clauae case, how much Is the victory
Philadelphia Record: The supreme court
of the United States decides that the, ao
called commodities clause of the Hepburn
law Is entirely constitutional and perfectly
Boston Transcript: The decision of the
supreme court of the fnlted Slates, sus.
talning the commodity clauae of the Inter
atata commerce act, which had been over
ruled by tha district court, shows the sus
tained vitality of the Iloosevelt policies.
It may also Indicate that the supreme
court la not ao conservative aa It used
Well Street Journal: For all practical
purposea the anthracite carrying railroads
may be said to emerge successfully from
the long litigation over the ' commodities
clauae ,of the Hepburn law. Their direct
holdings of anthracite and of stock in cor
porations which mine hard coal have un
queationably been acquired In times past In
good faith, and In this respect the railruad
companies are safely within the terms of
the decision as resd by Justice White.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican: Wall
street seems to take a very favorable view
of the commodities claus" decision, even
though It Is generally adVerre to the con
tention of the coal roads. Some effort is
apparently to be put forth to make It the
occasion of such an outburst of speculative
operatlona for the rise as will draw the
public back Into the stock market. It may
serve auch a purpose, but the position of
coal road or other atocka will hardly be
said to have been Improved by thia judicial
Nw York Sun: The great railroad ln
taresta of the nation, have happily found
In thia moderate construction a city of re
fuge from thia drastic and revolutionary
statute: a great peril has bn averted. To
the extent that the law was economically
sound It has been auatainel Tc !ho ei-
tent that It sou gilt to invade the province
of the atatea by Indirectly compelling the
tarrteia to sell their coel mines which
some hsd owned before there were any rall
rosdkli haa failed with others of "my
policies." In this respect it has g me to tie
soap heap of futlie or Invalid legiaUtlon.
Around New York
Bipplas ob the Cnrraa ef
as Bean la tas Oreet Amerloaa
Metropolis from Bay to Pay.
The breadth and effectiveness of tha fear
Instilled by the "Black Hand" organisa
tion was strikingly shown In New Tork
recently. A theatrical benefit for th
fHnilly of Lieutenant Petroslno. the New
York nollre officer asaslnated at
ralermo. Slcllly. last February, was only
partial success owing to fear of a Black
HHnd outrage during the performance. As
such benefits go In New York, the affair
should have netted IS.ono. Scarcely half
that sum wss realized. Threatening letters
had been received by the managers of the
benefit, and the publication of their re
ceipt prevented the patronage expected.
This Is but one of many Instances Of the
malign Influence exerted by this criminal
organisation and ita suppression la the
most serious problem facing the police au
thorities of New Tork and other large ci
ties. A writer In The Survey suggests
that New York muat organize a new and
distinct branch of the police force In
order to control the criminal tendencies Of
the large Immigrant population an expert
"foreign squad," In short, recruited from
the countries from which the Immigrants
ave come. The writer argues with con
siderable plausibility. Ppeaklng of the "30.
flnno Italians In New Tork he shows that
the Italian quarter can be effectively po
liced only by men who know the ltaJlati
language and Italian life. But what are
the existing conditions? The New Tork po
lice number lo.nnoo men. but out of this
army only about fifty are Italian, and
many of these are American born, un
acquainted with the dialecta of southern
Italy and from families which are out of
touch with life In the local colonies. The
consequence Is that New Tork haa become
a paradlae for the Italian criminal. The
average policeman Of Irish or German de
scent la as helpless to deal with conditions
ss an American traveler set down for the
first time In Naples or Milan. A Black
hand plot may be hatched out under his
very face and he be nons the wiser. Under
existing conditions the residents of the
Italian quarter are at the mercy of any
blackmailers who elect to prey upon them.
Some times surprise Is manifested because
Itallana are so unwilling to come forward
and testify against the men who are ter
rorising them. There Is nothing strange
about this. Their explanation la that if they
set themselves against these gangs ven
geance would surely he visited upon them
In spite of all the police might promise or
attempt In the way of protecting them.
The waiters unions of the East Bide of
Manhattan sre emulating Sampson before
the Temple of Gaso. The untona. In their
might have declared that tips must go,
and that, instead of the waiter being de
pendent upon what he can work out of the
customer, his employer shall pay him a
minimum wage of $3.60 per day.
If the unlona can carry through the pro
gram they will be greater than ths legisla
ture of the state of New Tork, greater
than an endless roll of social reformera
who have tried to do away with the aya
tem of tips, but have Ignomlnloualy filled.
Unlonlamr if It succeeds, will deserve a
statue In Union square from the thous
snds of homeless men now left to the.un
tender mercies of the restaurants. In the
less pretentious the restaurant the better
the waltera are paid. In thoae ruah eating
houses, where a man s allowed to carry
alx dinners baWnced upon an upraised
palm, the employer Is compelled to Pay
living wages, because no customer will Up
for such service. From that level up to the
lobster palace the walter'a wagea decrease,
because hla tips lncreaae. In aome of tha
high priced placea, where the proprietors
compel their patrona to pay the waiter's
wages, in addition to the scheduled price of
food. It is reported that waiters pay a
bonua for their Jobs. That practice Is com
mon In Europe, but has not become do
mesticated here as yet. Broadway restaur
ants do, .however, permit the waltera to
extort tips by any sort of coercion short of
actually going through the customer's pock
Climbing by means of a drain pipe up the
side of the building to a height of sixty
five feet. Fred Ferguson, broke open a
skylight, then lowered himself to the main
floor by meana of a slender rope, parked
twenty live chickens In a bag, and. then
repeating the periloua climb, reached the
street without Injury, but lust in time to
be arrested. Arraigned before Magistrate
Crane In ths Harlem court, the owner of
the chlckana. Bernard J. Wroth, withdrew
the complaint, and the climber waa sent
i to Bellevue hospital to have his aanlty
, , k h ae,pel.at, chances with
I ,w.n P msnne ." said the
life Is, In my opinion. Insane,-
"Hal" Is dead. Suicide aay the police. He
lumped out of a window at 245 West Nine
teenth street into the basement of the
tenement house at 222 West Twentieth
street. His neck waa broken and the police
aay hla aulclde was due to grief.
"Hal" was a mule, IS years old. He was
the property of Mrs. Kate Hyland who
owns the Central boarding stable at 246
West Nineteenth street. He waa used to
haul a truck. Six months ago his team
mate, Daisy, died and alnce then Hal has
grieved. James Wilson, the night watch
man, said that Hal moaned continually
and apent many sleepless nights in his
stall. Night after night, he aaid. the mule
would keep his eyes on the stall where
Daisy formerly slept and weep bitterly.
When Wilson went out to breakfast Hal
kicked a hole through .a brick partition,
crawled through, want to a window and
Jumped to the cellar of ths tenement
house. He was Instantly killed.
While Hal was kicking the tenants of
the house in the rear became alarmed. Sev
eral ran Into the West Twentieth station
next door, and told Policeman Hughes.
Before the officer reached Hal the latter
had accomplished his end.
"It waa a aulclde pure and simple," the
lieutenant at the desk of the sistlon-houso
The outcry amonK the clergy that New
Yorkers are not bothering much about re
ligion. Is borne out strikingly by the fig
urea from the building department for the
last eleven yeara, from 18! to 1905. Inclualve.
Roughly speaking 2i churches have been
hi. lit In the last eleven yeara to take care
of a growth of population represented by
ITA") dwellings and 10 hotala. Each of the
new flathouses, 11.706 In number, rontslns
an average of at least forty persons of
churchifolng age-oiS.UW persons. Each of
the 4.6 dwellings, most of them two
family affairs, holds, on sji average, ten
persons-43 000 In all. Tha 280 hotels, many
of them akyacrapera, art eatiinated to ac
commodate inw.000 peraona. Thua. the total
Increase In churrhgolng population, accord
ing to the building department atatlstlcs.
Is auout 7M. persons. As against tills
there are 19u new churches, mostly com
paratively email affalra. aa la shown by
their llmttad average coat.
New York haa taiaed $1 076000 for th
iiu,ison. Fulton celebrstlon that begins Sep
temher . next, snd PMW or tne amount
will be devoted to aeronautic features. The
reproduction of Fulton s Utile steamboat
will have a right eeltlng with fast motor
boats and airships skimming around as It
nioctt Lpatrcaiu at Weston's walking pace.
a. 1 i t
We label all
to protect ourselves as '
well as you. We cat&
make a mistake- of
tailoring or a mis
judgment in cloth wltH-
out learning about it at
once. A kick in time .saves ;"
us from nine.
A book about young men's fashions (ana other'
mens) free for the asking. It's worth more.
Kuh, ttathtxti 6 Fischer CtV
PERSONAL NOTES. .
"Mothers' Day," which takes place next
Sunday, , will have a e lder observance than
ever, we are told. Somebody ought also to
say a good word for "dad."
Mrs. Annie Vanderkas, who for twenty
years has been a cook In the family of
the late Joseph W. Bebcock, former con
gressman from Wisconsin, Is bequeathed
110,000 In the will.
Prof. J. T. Goode, In a communication to
the bank clerks of Chicago, asserts that
,0t years hence the Niagara river Vill be
a dry bed and a great river will flow from
Lake Michigan to tha gulf of Mexico.
It appears - that James T. Williams.
Jr., who has been named for civil service
commissioner by President Taft, la the
former correspondent of the Boston Tran
script, who attended Mr. Taft In a confi
dential capacity during the presidential
The antl-big-hat bill In the Illinois legis
lature, directed again the "ungainly, un
womanly, preposterous, dangerous and
dreadful" headgear now affected by the fair
aex, seems to be popular with the members,
having been advanced on the house calen
dar by unanimous vote. Evidently it la
the intention to pass It and thus put the lid
on the lid.
Mme. Olive Fretnated' has teen enjoying
an ovation lately In Minnesota, her native
state, where her Scandinavian countrymen
have received her with open arms. In
Minnesota. Governor John Johnson, who
went to school with Mme. Fremsted In St.
Peter, Minn., presented her with a silver
laurel wreath at the close of her concert.
At St. Peter, where the prima donna was
born, practically the whole town met her
at the station, heard her concert and es
corted her back to the train.
LINES TO A SMILE.
"What side will Jenlts take in the polit
"Being a photographer. I suppose he will
naturally take the negative." Baltimore
"So you think you will let your son Josh
"Yep," answered Farmer Corntossel.
"Josh will make a good lawyer. He's got
what I call a legal mind."
"What la that?"
"He kin find a good excuse for doln'
about anything that suits his particular
convenience." Washington Star.
"The writer you Introduced me to the
other day was not at all Imposing In his
appearance. In fact, I thought ha had a
very poor carriage."
"That may be because he Is nothing but a
hack." Baltimore American.
"Are you fond of works of imagination?"
"Well, I read the weather reports every
morning." Cleveland Plain Dler.
"He Isn't one who 'hides his light under
a bushel.' Is he?"
"On the contrary. He thinks he's ths
A Remarkable Purchase
Remarkably Low Price!
Holmes Music Co., Mankato, Minn.V sold 'to Hayden
Bros, their entire stock of Musical Instruments, consisting
of Pianos, Organs, Piano Players, Player Pianos, Small
Instruments, Sheet Music, and Talking Machines.
This entire stock will be on sale Saturday at a enormous
savings in price. Watch Daily Papers for Descriptions
Don't forget the day of sale, if you wish to secure a
real, incomparable bargain
whole electric light-plant, and that tha
whole place would be . dark If h shut
down for a minute." Cleveland lealer.
The Bossfm afraid I'll, have to let you
The Employe I thought you said I waa In
line of promotion? .
The Boss You misunderstood me. You
were right In the firing line. Cleveland
Woman of the House (opening' the door
about alx Inches! No, I've got aothlrg ti
give to tramps. You've been here before,
anvhow. haven't you?
Ruffon Wiats (turning sadly away.)-.
Now that "you mention It ma'am. I think I
hev. I reco'nlze yer scowl. Chicago Trib
une. THE POET-PAINTER.
Autumn dropped In .
And tipped his brush' ' i 5
With violet and gold.
He freely lined his clumsy knife, s
And tricks of palette bold;
And. as he worked, the golden-rod
And aster grew apace; '
He filled odd space with -vervain.
And dainty Queen Anne's lace;
Short work, made he, of thistle-down
And dandelion heads,
He crammed the uncouth vaeencl, '
With oardlnal-flower,- reds, - ,
And, then, aa any artist plays
With his materlala, good. 0
He oovercd with a beauteous hase, ......
Hill, valley, field and wood.
Would that we thua, could Tender1, oft
The faulta that glare, in other oft.
Would that In ua they too might see
Tenderness and humility.
Chicago. 111. M. ELIZABETH FARSON.
WESTON. Ocean ta-Ocein Walker,
Said recently: "When you feel down an4.
out, feel there Is no use living, just take
your bad thoughts with you and walk)
them off. Before you hgve walked a mile
things will look rosier. Just try it." Have
you noticed the lncreaae In walking of lata
In every community? Many attribute It
to ths comfort which Allen's Foot-Ease,
the antiseptic powder to be shaken lota
the shoes, gives to the millions now using
It. As Weston has said. "It haa real merit."
It curea tired, aching feet while you walk,
10.000 testimonials. Order a Ho packags
today of any Druggist and be rsady-to for.
get you have feet. A trial package of
Alloa's Toot-Bass sent FREE Address AN
len S. Olmslead, Le Hoy, N. Y.
I SATU R DAY I
May Sale of
ros kar Gold Metal Fleer
be sere It la Wsikksrs-CrMbr'f Oel4
Mesial Flosir. TkU ta tiaertaat.
May 8, 1309
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