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changed aa often as reqnested.
Those undertakera In convention
here proved to be live ones.
The senate debate is all wool and
considerably over a yard wide.
Bellevue college has given diplomas
to thirteen graduates. No supersti
tious fear there.
Muskogee has an election scandal
now. A "School for Scandal" must
be located In Oklahoma.
If files and mosquitoes are such dan
geroua things, why not add a fly squad
ron to the mosquito fleet?
To the charge of "spurious non
partisanship" the World-Herald enters
a plea of confession and avoidance.
This western country la on the
water wagon, but the only trouble ap
pears to be that the vehicle Is over
The testimony In the Howard Gould
divorce case Indicates that It costs a
few to keep up a really fashionable
A German cavalry team 'captured
the king's cup In the hurdle event at
the London horse show. More grief
for Great Britain.
A French law compels the dislnfec
tlon of all school books, but a large
part of the national literature contln
The bouse of representatives was In
session all of eleven minutes the other
day. The Ufa of a congressman Is get
ting too strenuous.
An Oklahoman 105 years old has
been fined for whipping his wife.
that youngster does not look out he
will land In the reform achool.
The latest Is a merger of the chew
ing gnm companies. Are there none
of life's necessities that are to escape
the maw of these grasping comblna
Mrs. Russell Sage is said to be gtv
Ing money away at the rate of $25,000
a day. And just to think, poor Rus
sell lived on S-cent lunches to save up
Nearlng the close of the twenty
third week of the Calhoun bribery trial
In San Francisco, the state concluded
Its testimony. That comes pretty near
being a record.
Mayor Jim aays he will stay on tb
Job continuously, If necessary, to pro'
tect his appointees. Surely he had no
Idea that he was elected mayor to
chase around the country as an adver
The business agent of the Chicago
Cab Drivers' union has called In
phrenologist to examine the heads of
members. That Is hardly fair to th
phrenologjst to bring him In just after
a striae in wnicn oncsoats ugurea.
The World-Herald has not been In th
habit of supporting republican candidate
for supreme Judge. World-Herald.
No. and It la not likely to get the
habit unless it sees a chance to use
republican candidate to pull a demo-
pop candidate along with hlru.
Omaha 8 police passed their annua
Inspection and received a verbal bou
quet from the mayor congratulating
them on their good work. Thts will
be first notice to readers of our local
yellow Journals that the police force
has been doing good work.
A Back Fire.
In bis commencement oration at the
nlversity of Nebraska Senator John
Sharp Williams of Mississippi, among
other things, said:
The south believes In representative In-
Itutions and Is not ready to barter them
way for direct rule of the people. tne
people are Incapable of selectin. honest
representatives, then how much mora are
they capable of Rovernlng themselves.
After trying to carry a national
ampalgn to success on ' the slogan,
Let the people rule," for Mr. Wil-
lams to accept an engagement to
peak at Lincoln, procured for him by
Bryan Influence, and then to start a
emocratlc backfire on Mr. Bryan's pet
theories does not aeem to accord with
the rule of political etiquette.
This ahot Is plainly aimed at. the In
itiative and referendum, which Mr.
Bryan has taken up and which he
rged upon the recent Nebraska legis
lature and other legislatures, and Is
ntended as notice that the southern
emocrats are not disposed to take
kindly to It. Of course, the reason
can be easily found by Inspection of
the political conditions prevailing In
Before his elevation to the senate
Mr. Williams, himself, represented a
Mississippi district In congress for
years, being elected and re-elected by
few hundred .votes, where a rep
resentative from a northern state
would have to have as many thousand
otes to be elected. In Mississippi
the Idea of popular rule goea no
further than rule by a small minority
of the people, so entrenched behind
disfranchising election laws and actual
fraud at the polls that the real choice
of all the people Is never registered.
The southern democrats have taken
to the direct primary, but for an en-
irely different purpose from that of
the northern people, who favor It. In
the north the purpose of the direct pri
mary is to permit the people to nomi
nate their candidates, as well as to
elect them, whereas In the south the
purpose of the primary Is to prevent
the people from having a voice in the
nominations and to substitute the mi
nority nominations for the final elec
tion. Report on Deep Waterways.
Deep waterways enthusiasts will be
disappointed with the report of the
army engineers on the fourteen-foot
channel proposition for the Missis
sippi river. The report, however,
must not be regarded as discouraging
to the general demand for waterway
Improvements simply because It hits
one particular project. The engineers
show no disposition to decry the feasi
bility of river navigation or the need
for making navigation safe and cer
tain. But they Insist that an eight
foot channel on the tipper river and
nine foot on the lower reaches are
sufficient for all practical purposes and
can be secured at reasonable outlay.
There Is force to their contention that
boats designed for river navigation
are not fitted for ocean traffic. One
must fight tortuous channels and
swift currents and the other the heavy
strain of pounding seas and the
smaller cost per ton of cargo capacity
In the seagoing ship should counter
balance the expense of transshipping
The encouraging feature of the re
port is the statement that eight and
nine-foot channels can be created and
maintained at a moderate expense. If
this Is true the Inland rivers of the
country can be made the greatest
water traffic highways In the world
The commerce now carried In three
and five-foot channels in German and
Russian rivers Is proof of this. In
Germany the length of haul by river
la much less than would be the aver
age in the United States, and yet In
Germany millions of tons of freight
are carried by boat to tidewater and
transshipped. If the estimated cost of
fourteen-foot channel Is even approx
imately correct it would mean the
absorption upon a single project of all
the money we could devote to water
way improvement for years to come.
The waterways movement must be
kept within the lines of practicability
if It is to command popular support.
The Family as a Social Unit.
The National Conference of Chari
ties and Corrections at Buffalo could
have devoted its time to no more Im
portant subject than that which
elicited a discussion of the family as a
social unit and the necessity of pro
tecting it against disruption. From
the beginning of organized society the
family has been Its foundation atone
and nothing else has been evolved to
take Its place. The present-day out
cry against divorce is but a protest
against family disruption and the laws
against the labor of women and chll
dren are Intended to safeguard the
That contingencies may and do oc
caslonally arise Justifying the volun
tary or forcible severing of family ties
all will admit, and It Is sometimes i
safety valve to society and the salva
tlon of the Individuals to separate
parents and children even to the ex
tent of breaking up family relations.
There is such a thing, however, aa per
mitting this disrupting tendency to go
too far and there is no question but
that the divorce courts, juvenile
courts, child saving societies and kin
dred organizations, which are most
useful In their owu field, have at times
outrun all proper limits.
So long aa the family continues to
be the social unit, the responsibility
of parents should be strengthened and
enforced rather than Impaired by re
lieving them of duties that should be
devolved upon them. If the destruc
tlon of parental discipline on one side
or the other results In weakening the
family and sets an example for shirk
ing parental omigations as a conse-
quence of the Intrusion of charitable
or correctional authorities, more harm
than good will be done to society. The
divorce courts, Juvenile courts, deten
tion homes and reform schools should
be the last resort only after all efforts
to reform the home and restore con
jugal fidelity or parental authority
Gainers by Modern Progress.
A distinguished French Investigator,
Georges D'Avenal, gives to the world
the result of his Inquiries Into the efr
feet of modern progress upon the va
rious classes of people and he reaches
conclusions decidedly at variance with
commonly accepted Ideas. He does not
affirm or deny that there are greater
accumulations of wealth than in the
past, but insists the rich can buy com
paratively little more personal com
fort with their money than formerly,
while the poor and middle classes live
much better, are better clothed and
have more of the pleasures of life than
One cogent reason Is that In all
ages the rich have possessed all the
comforts the world afforded. Having
more money to spend can procure no
more and adds only ostentatious dis
play. As an Illustration M. D'Avenal
Ites the millionaire riding In a pri
vate car while the masses ride In the
common coach, whereas In times past
the rich rode In carriages or on horse
back and the masses stayed at home.
Modern invention has so cheapened
the utilities which minister to the
creature comforts that all can enjoy
n a . measure what In the past was
only within the reach of the rich.
The most forceful argument ad
vanced rests on the shortening of the
hours of labor and the creation of
diversions open to the public without
expense. The old-time workday was
measured by the power of physical en
durance or the hours of daylight.
There was neither time for pleasures
nor physical vitality to take the op
portunity. The toiler was chained to
his environment and hla limited hori
zon Inspired little hope of bettered
condition. There has always been
want and squalor In the world aa there
Is today, but careful study leads to the
conclusion that a larger per cent of
the total population enjoys the reason
able comforts of life than ever before
Honoring the Wrights.
After receiving unstinted honors
abroad the Wrieht brothers have at
last been accorded suitable recognl
tlon in their own country, President
Taft presenting the medals. Of the
Aero club to the Inventors.
The Wrights are not only entitled
to credit because they have achieved
results in a scientific field which had
defied other investigators and in
ventors, but because they have given
an exceptional exhibition of American
pluck. They risked everything, even
their lives, on their Judgment and
persevered under the moat dlscourag
ing circumstances. What ultimate re
sults their discoveries may lead to, no
man can tell. In the present state of
development tfie army la the only or
ganization which can put the aero
plane to any practical use, but Presi
dent Taft voiced the common kope
that air navigation might be developed
to more humanitarian and practical
It is not belittling the achievements
of the Wrights to recognize the fact
that the aeroplane Is still a crude and
unsatisfactory affair. It is too deli
cate and uncertain in Its movements
and its powers of flight too limited to
accomplish much. The first railway
locomotive was hardly more than a
toy, yet It opened the way for a
mighty forward step in human prog
ress. With the principle demon
strated development of the aeroplane
may some day work no less a revolu
Whatever may prove to be its uses,
it must be gratifying to our pride that
American citizens should have been
In the van in a world-wide effort to
tame the elements.
Another police souvenir picture
book is to be unloaded on the commu
nity under cover of a division of
profits with the police relief fund. This
species of refined graft should have no
countenance from the police authori
ties. If anyone wants to contribute
to the police relief fund he should be
permitted to do bo without dividing
with outside professional solicitors.
As a matter of fact the police relief
fund ought not to be dependent on a
levy of contributions from people un
der police regulation or protection,
even though supposed to be voluntary.
Another war scare has been punc
tured. It was reported a consignment
of 30,000 rifles was in the United
States Intended to be used by Castro
in a revolution in Venezuela, but in
vestigation discloses that the rifles be
long to a western mall order house,
which will sell them to farmers for ex
terminating jack rabbits and coyotes.
John Sharp Williams revamps Jer
emy Bentham's catch phrase that
"That government Is best which gov
erns least." It John Sharp should
wake up he might discover that this
moss-covered dogma has been rejected
by every modern publicist and political
scientist who has any recognized
Another question which might be
pertinent in connection with the pre
tended conversion of the demo-pops to
the idea of a nonpartisanshlp is this,
When did a demo-pop governer of Ne
braska ever appoint a republican to
any vacancy on the bench?
Postal Inspectors think they turned
an unusual trick In recovering stolen
money from a man's wooden leg. That
Is nothing many a dollar has been
secured by leg-pulling.
President L. W. Hill of the Great
Northern denies the report that a plan
has been devised for merging the vari
ous Hill roads fnto one corporation.
Probably a case of "I regret to report."
A New York man who committed
suicide in a hotel left a note begging
the proprietor's pardon and promising
not to do it again. Nothing will make
some folks forget their politeness.
The Last Gaeaa.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
General Corbln says he made President
Taft. Tom Piatt saya he mad Mr. Roose
velt. Now guess, children, who made W.
Storing Is Trouble.
St.. Louis Times.
In our Judgment the railways In Missouri
will hardly lay up a great fund of popu )
larity by exacting their pound of fli-sh In
the matter of passenger fares.
That Would Start Thlnsra.
Perhaps If the advocates of an Income
tax would specify that It should be laid
only upon people whose Incomes are less
than $fl.0OO a year there would l some
enthusiasm for It In the senate.
An Army on the .lob.
There arc- now 2S.8.15 men employed In
digging the Panama canal. Rather a re
markable condition of affairs at a place
where, according to the prophetic pessi
mists, It would be Impossible to get enough
labor to achieve material progress with the
Dispensing Sweetness and Llarht.
Mr. Bryan has a new lecture entitled,
Watchman, What of the Night?" It Is
palhetlo to think of this big country hav
ing to struggle throuph at least four years
more of darkness, with only the llnrht of a
tallow dip, as Colonel Bryan lights one
here nnd there at $00 per.
Much Work Ahead.
St. Louis Olobe Democrat.
The tariff has a long fight before It can
get through the senate, and then will come
the big struggle In the conference commit
tee. The national law-makers will cele
brate their Fourth of July In Washington
this year, but whether the holiday will be
safe and sane or not will depend on the
sort of work- which the senate does In the
next two or three weeks.
Pecnllar , Conjunction of Managerial
Crlea, "Let C Alone."
By a peculiar conjunction of events E.
II. Harrlman. James J. H1U and Charles
S. Mellen have recently laid stress upon
what they term too much legislation.
These three distinguished railroad chief
tains take the common ground that non
interference by the public Is the proper
course to pursue.
This Is a natural way for railroad presi
dents and corporation managers to look
at it. They much prefer to be let alone.
They find It more congenial to manage
things without anyone to say yes or no.
But what about the much greater army
of Individuals collectively known as the
public? What about the thousands of ship
pers who must pay all the freight that the
railroads haul? What about the millions
of passengers the railroads carry?
A railroad is by no means a private busi
ness enterprise. It Is a public affair and
therefore subject to public supervision to
a certain extent. To what extent, of
course, admits of an honest difference of
It Is a certainty that the people of the
United States, by a vast majority, oppose
the federal or state ownership of railroads.
But It Is now Ji:st as certain that by an
equally big majority they favor a wise
regulation of the railroads.
Mr. Hill Is the steadiest declaimer against
state and federal laws aimed at the con
trol of railroads. That Is because the
states through which his railroads extend
are constantly trying to hold those roads
An examination of freight and passenger
rates, terminal facilities and general ac
commodations furnished by standard lines
of the east and those of the west will con
vince Sny eastern shipper that there is a
reason for this constant agitation of west
ern people In regard to railroads.
The average dividend paid by the big
western roads la larger than the average
dividend paid paid by the eastern trunk
lines. The shipper, seeing this, not un
naturally complains when he also sees that
the western roads charge very much higher
rates than the eastern lines.
The query stands thus: Is It fair for the
western companies to charge such high
rates In order to keep up their dividends
above eastern dividends?
The Chicago Record-Herald, In the re
cent Judicial campaign, won out on ten
candidates out of fourteen supported for
General Corllm of Ohio, break Into print
to tell a busy world how he discovered
William Howard Taft, and pointed out the
road to th presidency. General Corllm 1
on the retired list, and needs the advertis
ing. In a disquisition on the folly of boodlers
incriminating themselves, the Missouri Su
preme court intimates that an alderman
who accepts marked bills In payment of
hi vote cannot be compelled to Identify
th marks. Case remanded with instruc
tions to quaah th Indictment.
The defeated mayoralty candidate of the
Good Government party In Boston ha a
pretty exalted opinion of his own value.
H is suing alleged detractors for (476.500,
000 damage sustained by reason of their
attacks on him during the campaign. He
claims to be professionally, politically atid
physically Injured to that amount.
A distinguishing trait of the late Colonel
A. K. McClure, the Philadelphia editor,
was his Inability to stay hitched to a
party machine. Independent political move
ments commanded his support oftener than
regular ticket. A friend one said of him,
'Aleck ws never well adapted to regular
warfare, but as a leader of a forlorn hope,
he was sublime." .
Mayor J. Barry Mehool of Baltimore, has
put In service, a fine, big municipal water
wagon, with seats enough for all the city
employes under him. In other words, the
mayor has served notice that servants of
the municipality must stay sober. Here
after, says the mayor, the man who wants
to work for the city must keep straight
and let whiskey alone."
The wealthy Philadelphia manufacturer.
Joseph Pels, has agTeed to duplicate every
dollar up to ir).0u0, raised by the single
taxers In America and England for a prop
aganda fund He Is now In Great Brltian
and writes to friends In New York that the
taxation of land values has passed the
academic state, and Is coming Into the
practical consideration of Kuropran states
men and econumUiis generally
In Other Lands
Side xu-ata em Vtal la Vraaa.
plrtag ann( th Mear ana
ra Vatlaas ef lb Earth.
British politic at the present time affqrd
the Instructive spectacle of a reputed con
servative government giving official and
sernt-officlal sanction to economic policies,
regarded only a few years ago aa the
vaporlngs of cranks. Pome of these ten
tative policies are put forth as feelers, to
test public sentiment, and) get the direction
of political currents. Othr hav been en
acted into law. or form part of pending
measures. Restoring the land to the people
of Ireland, begun In a half-hearted w-ay
a few years ago, has become a settled
policy, and compulsory sale must follow as
a means of ending the evils of feudal land
lordism. The proposed tax on land values,
embodied la the pending budget, Is con
sidered by land owners as a distinct step
toward Henry Georgelsm. Besides this, the
budget reaches out and lays a heavy hand
on wealth, the weight of th hand Increas
ing In proportion to the size of the Income
or the estate. The higher the Income or th
Inheritance, the higher Is the percentage
exacted by the government. These pro
posals cause Intense Indication among the
property holding class, and corresponding
enthusiasm among the vastly greater class
of nominal taxpayers. Hence the political
barometer of the liberal party Indicates
clearing skies after many disquieting
storms. The courage and dash of Lloyd
George In his revenue getting plans, have
a rival for public favor In Winston Chur
chill's scheme to set up state insurance
Against unemployment. For boldness of
conception and dazsllng possibilities, the
proposal astounds the torles and gives the
liberals a much wider view of political life
than It has enjoyed for a year. The In
surance scheme ' has not taken def((nlte
shape, but the principle and purpose were
outlined by the author In a public address
at Manchester. These measures, both ac
tive and tentative, Indicate clearly the trend
of economic legislation In conservative
Britain, and their development will be
wached with world-wide interest.
A sensational story from Rome, printed
In a London newspaper gives a melancholy
picture of conditions in - the dsitrictg de
vastated by earthquake in southern Italy
and the alleged waste of the millions con
tributed for the relief of the BUfterers. It
is slated that the donations available for
Immediate application aggregate tibout $14,
000,000. According to figures furnished by
the president of the central relief commit
tee the subscriptions were approximately
as follows: Great. Britain, JGO0.OO0; Argen
tina, which has a' large Italian population,
$400,000; Germany, which is Italy's ally,
$400,000; Fiance, $300,000, and the United
States, $300,000. In addition to these
amounts, the Catholic church collected
$1,200,000, and there were various sums from
other countries, which have not been com
The Italian contributions were naturally
by far the largest of all. They comprised
the sum of $S,000,000, which Parliament
voted for immediate use, and the 'further
sum of $14,000,000, In the form of sur-taxes,
the collection and expenditure of which ar
to be extended over a series of years, and
which Is to be employed in restoring publio
services throughout the stricken region.
These contributions were of money only.
They take no account of the great quan
tities of provisions and of other supplies
transmitted to the scene of the earth
quake. According to the letter referred to,
the reorganization of life In the principal
ruined cities has not yet been even begun.
The central committee has spent $4,460,000
In relieving the Immediate necessities of
the victims, and It has set aside large sums
for rearing orphans' and other charities.
This has practically exhausted ' Its re
sources and it has a balance of only $16,37$
In lis possession.
Discussion of a. partisan character 1
going on in Ireland and England over th
delayed publication of a letter from Theo
dore Roosevelt, president, to Ambassador
Bryoe dated March 2, in which the work
of Sir Horace Plunkett in the cause of
country life betterment In Ireland and
the United States is acknowledged and
complimented. "Before I leave the presi
dency," Mr. Roosevelt wrote, "I want to
acknowledge our debt, and send through
you the thanks of every man who knows
what has been done and sees the need
and the sure results of thts great move
ment to help the men and woman who feed
the nation and stand as the foundation of
It greatness and progress." The justice
of the tribute to the unselfish work of the
noted Irishman is conceded, but apprecia
tion of the compliment and Its source 1
marred by the petty accusation that th
British ministry suppressed publication of
the letter for two months out of regard
for the feelings of members of the Irish
national party. Mr. Plunkett is a con
servative in politics, a stanch party man.
He is opposed to th policies of the lfberal
party and Its allies, the Irish nationalist.
The fact that he was superseded as head
of the Department of Agriculture of Ire
land by the liberal ministry knocked a
prop from under the pie counter of the
torles. A few of the crumbs of the de
partment fell to the nationalists. In th
eyes of the torles this is a crime little
short tof treason, and the party guilty of
the offense is condemned beyond hope of
By invoking the assistance of the secret
cable coda of the State department at
Washington, the marriage of an American
woman to a bogus foreign nobleman was
delayed. If not wholly prevented. Definite
Information was ent to friends of the
bride-to-be showing the assumed nobleman
to be an adventurer and the husband of a
wife living In Brooklyn, N. Y. Aside from
th feelings of disgust provoked by the
tuft-hunttng craze, It Is a wonder more of
the crop of fool heiresses are not taken In.
Europe has an over supply of bogus noble
men. The real article is veneered vice,
the bogus merely adds deception to the
shady record. In France at the present
moment the government Is endeavoring to
separate the real from th fraudulent, and
the winnowing process brings to light a
vast number of titled humbugs. Every
holder of a title being required to prove
Its genuineness s a specific grant, or one
formally recognized by the government,
has caused a wholesale shedding of bor
rowed plumes among Frenchmen. The
French record,- when made up, will be
unique In one respect. The owner of
title will have a tax certificate to sub
stantiate his nobility.
A correspondent of a London newspaper,
writing from Constantinople, relates soma
curious stories about the investigation of
Ylldis Kiosk after the ex-sultan's de
parture for Salonika. Hidden rooms, false
doors, movable planks In the floors. Were
found on all sides. A locksmith who was
opening a safe warned those present to
stand back, as he feared an explosion. As
soon as the door turned on its hinges
pistols were fired automatically. The
Kunuch Nadid. who was employed as an
informer, was taken through the palace
handcuffed as a shield, but the investi
gators were very cautious, as they were
warned of tiaps and amljushes. At some
of the windows wen- as fitrure of Abdul
Ha mid, said Ui be . admit ably made, mo
The Steady Growth
Of this bank is largely because of fifty
two years of careful conservative bank
ing methods, coupled with courteous,
liberal treatment of customers.
Women particularly appreciate tjic de
partment for their exclusive use.
C. T. KOUNTZE, President. F. H. DAVI9, Vice-President.
L. L. KOUNTZE. 8d Vice-President.
T. L. DAVIS, Cashier. X. ALLISON. Ass't. Csshler.
placed as to Induce the belief that the
sultan was really there when he was tome
w'here else. These stories are fremh enough
to stand a dash of salt, but they disclose
a vein of attractive rlchners for up-to-date
makers of comic opera.
Th shadows are gathering steadily and
closing In around the life of Joseph Cham
berlain, the dashing, vengeful and fickle
British statesman. Less than ten years
ago he ranked second only to Lord Salis
bury In the conservative unionist minis
try, and was chiefly responsible for the
war on th Boet republics. Authentic In
formation states that he Is in a very feeble
condition, his mind Is clouded and his body
In a semi-paralysed state. Recently h
returned to England from a protracted
stay in the Riviera, and wa observed at
Dover landing with tottering footsteps sup
ported by his son. It Is difficult to con
ceive of th transformation within three
short years of Britain' greatest champion
of imperialism into such a helpless being.
"Do vou think there la much vratitude
"Yes." answered Senator Sorghum; "but
It Is hard to locate. As a rule it is some-
, VII. ... ..vr.l.s IV 1JIIU ,11
somebody else." Washington Star.
"Foiled again," said the chocolate drop,
as he was enveloped In his sliver wrapping.
"Your husband snys that during your
quarrel you used a flatlron on him."
Well, your honor, you see T was trying
to smooth things over." Cleveland Leader.
"Mr. Meekum, don't you think a woman
should reoel a man's pay when she does
a man's work?"
'Why er look at the other side of the
question a moment, will you? .Think how
Custom makes it possible for men to go
about in Summer without waistcoats.
Our two-piece suits are half-lined.
We have them in blue and-black and
fancy serges, and in light-weight cheviots
and fancy worsteds.
The prevailing colors show a tendency to
It is not so much a matter of lightness in
weight as their shape-keeping and their
wearing qualities that concern us, but we
use materials combining both comfort and
wearing qualities and leave out all un
$15 to $30
Special For Saturday
Forty-two childrens light-weight wool
Russian and Sailor Suits that sold from
$4.50 to $7.50, on sale at $2.50.
We have them in the following scale of sizes:
Ages2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
13, 12, 4, 1, 1, 1, 2, 7, 142 Suits.
Tirowninalting 6 Cq
MUST! MUST! MUST!
Hundreds of specially desirable Pianos MVST be disposed of st this
time. Only high quality and low price will do It. A rare chance for
you to own a Piano at the lowest possible cost. Bargains every Piano
a GENUINE BARGAIN. Every Piano a superior one at the price named
In this Great Sale of Brand New, Shlpworn and Used Pianos.
A FEW BARGAINS FOR SATURLAY
Brand new mahogany Piano, very de- frc M-...U1.. CfsCC
.irabie W3 monthly) Io3
Used Emerson Piano, ebony case. HtfC mrtnfL1.A C1 60
Brand new, oak Piano, latest
signed case, a very fine bargain.
Used Knabe Piano, ebony case, i(&C mnnrUJ.. 15250
best of condition. The price Is only. mOlIiniy) J6JV
New sample Piano, mahogany case,
exclusive, massive, beautiful '
Used Kranlck & Bach, mahogany r
case, In such good condition that HtZJ mnnthlv JjU
positively would be taken for new. IllUlllUl; .awvr
STOOL AND SCARF FREE WITH EACH PIANO.
$10.00 SENDS A PIANO HOME $10.00
A. H0SPE COMPANY
1513 DOUGLAS STRUT
many men are doing women's work and
not getting a cent for It V ChlcaKn
"Couldn't you streich a point to set more
news about our new neighbors ?"
"I might rubber a bit." Baltimore
"Doesn't It seem strange that Mr. Roose
velt suffers from none of the pestilential
Influences that surround him In equatorial
"Not at all. For seven or eight yeats
before he went there he was thrown into
almost constant association with politi
cians, and his system became Immune."
THE UMPIRE. .
61. Louis Itepulillc.
(With apologies to the Valium ci.
A fool there was, and he made ins ii.a.iti
(Kveti as yon and 1)
To the raging rabble assembled then,
For a soda bottle had struck hun tiaie
In the back of the neck, and It mum ,,,m
(Even as you and I).
Oh, the cheers we waste.
And the Jeers w waste,
And the pennant hopes we had planin l
Belong to the man who did nut know
(And now we know that he will ntei
That Murphy had beaten Sullivan's thr.vv,
And he could not undeiHtand.
They mussed his hair and they tore his
Just to make him understand;
Then turned in a call for the ambulanue.
The work of our heart and hand.
But nil they could find of that umpire
Was a rag and a bone and a hank of half.
They had certainly done him i.p tor fair.
For he could not understand.
Oh, It Isn't the shame
And it Isn't the blame
That stings Hke white-hot brand,
It's the thought of losing a earne that vns
Thro' an ignorant, measly son-of-n-gun
Who could not understand.
15th and Douglas Sts.
R. S. WILCOX, Mgr.
de - i
;($6 monthly) $190
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