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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14. 1900.
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A revised' version of "The Hanging
of the Crane" would not be so placid
as tlio original.
ev. irank Crane suggests that
man's soul Is a pack horse. ' Isn't it
sometimes a mule?
Now It's the broom that la higher
in price". Anything . to ' make -the
householder raise the dust. ' '
It turns, out that Mrr Taft makes as
good baUasMtor a .laoqch.as.Jiedoes
neimsfnan for the ship of state.
Thai reminds us, ' Who ft" the :dem-
ocratl national, committeeman for .Ne-
braski? And what is he running for?
The fuss being made over S.- M. Bar
rie s divorce doubtless makes him
wish be had stuck to "My Lady Nico
After another day those headquar
ters army officers will not want to look
a horse In the face for at least three
If governmental fostering of the In
dlana Is really Increasing their num
bers the race may yet" live ' down its
reputation -cr - . .
1- ! 1 1
Invention of a successful watch for
thejfcllnd makes It easy for anyone to
touch 'Father Time's golden moments
1 th dark:. ' 1
v.t '"X board of health in New Jersey Is
going to and 1,500 toothbrushes to
'the. public schools. Well, education
' Bever hurt anything. 'v
' ihH 'habit of an annlveraryhoHday
ifor'every discoverer Is aoing to raise
lull .dickens when Peary's April or
Cook's April comes around.
VyUhSlIearst and Oaynor at it bam
mer ehljLOngB, it is Just possible Ban
nard" may get away with the, priae in
the New' York City -handicap,
The physical educator of a woman's
college deplores that few women can
draw their breath correctly. They
are probably too busy expending It.
Pure .food experts, discovering the
common carp, painted pink, being
palmed off as royal salmon, have un
earthed a low scandal In the fish aris
At any rate, What Presidents Taft
and Bias will say to each other is not
likMly to be a repetition of the famous
Interchange' between the governors of
Lncie earn, nnamg mat the army
rations can no longer be bought for
the old appropriation, Is In the same
fix that the housewife pondera when
ahe daily tries to fill her husband's
dinner pail at the old price.
The proposal to pension letter car
rlera, by letting the. veterans hire sub
stitutes at halt price to do the work
for which they are paid full salary
sounds a good deal like Tom Sawyer'a
way of whitewasblog the fence.
South Omaha democrats are urging
a candidate for the vacancy on the
county ticket which la to be made
when the present democratic nominee
for sheriff withdraws. Why should
'the. .detuocratlc nominee for sheriff
Tammany Chamber of Horrori.
It could not but be a woman's idea
that gave to the current campaign In
New York one of Its most startling and
effectlre phased, the "Tammany Cham
ber of Horrors," for only a woman, ac
customed to schema the close plan of
household economy now necessary,
could have devised so practical an ob
ject lesson In, civic economy. By the
exhibition of this "Chamber," to which
the women of New York dally pilot
their husbands and sona by the thous
ands, the sex la working for the cause
of purer politics and civic reform with
out enjoying the suffrage. The
"Chamber" Is making clear to the peo
ple how the city Is milked by Tam
many and what could be achieved for
the public welfare If the spoils were
restored to the citizens.
The possibilities of a civic chamber
of horrors are1 open to any live city
suffering from misrule or in the grip
of a grafting combination. . New York
Is not alone in suffering from waste
and loot, and the lessons taught there,
of how the funda diverted to political
greed could be utilized for the general
good, are Justus appropriate, though
In a lesser degree, in many an Ameri
can municipality. If Tammany loses
the fight now on, as its opponents con
fidently predict, the "Chamber of Hor
rors" will be accepted as one of the
moBt potent arguments against ring
rule la the 'campaign, and a like pro
cedure willr doubtless be - adopted
wherever similar conditions enable the
crusaders to present so convincing an
Practicability of the Airship.
Now that the airship Is an accom
plished fact, the real problem is to ap
ply It to practical purposes, for It is
bound to become a machine of utility
in the natural process that follows all
Important 'inventions. .... That It can
ever supplant existing means oi
transit, not even its wildest enthusi
asts dare claim, for it cannot, convey
bulk of either passengers or goods as
can steam and electricity on water or
on land. There is a possibility of its
gaining an ascendancy as a direct ex
press service with a very limited num
ber of passengers, for the aeroplane
that can be navigated at sixty miles
an hour' is practically here,. . Indeed,
the Wrights promise the public a ma
chine that will fly with one pass3uger
et a' maintained speed of seventy
But it is evident that the airship
will not so much compete with estab
lished methods of transportation as
that it will supplement them. The
future of the airship Is foreseen more
as a solver oi proDiems ueyouu iue
possibilities' of the- forms of locomo
tion already In vogue, . Assurances of
the Wrights are ; largely in the lines
of the , spectacular And the bizarre,
rather , than n scope of utility. Wll-
bjir.Wtlght, for Instance, says that his
brother, Orviue, is aireaay preparing,
and that hV will' follbwteult, for flights
to' the clouds Where, putting off his
motor, the aviator may aoar In circles
and spirala over ascending currents of
air like great blrda,' sailing thua with
no" expenditure of energy for a con
siderable period of time, then at will
restarting the "motor and returning
safely to earth: This Is a very pretty
picture of exhilarating aerial exercise,
but it will not carry freight. .
In this midair control of the air
hip, however, is illustrated the ad
vantage of the new locomotion In con
quering mountain ranges and other
obstacles of nature that have always
been man's foe, and the airship should
become a ready , convenience for rc-
arlofis now sundered by heights or
where peaks and . 'cliffs interfere.
Desert regions should also profit by
the aeroplane, making it' possible for
man to skim abovo thetlkali dust and
burning sanda.. This is an era for the
development of the waste places of the
earth, and In that development the
airship will contribute - materially.
Th Home-Comer's Content
Autumn produces the familiar cry
of the home-comer from, Europe,
How good It is to be back," it being
the customary reflection of the re
turned tourist that, after all, America
has Its advantages. The cry always
pleases the - home-stayer and makes
him .more content with his lot; that It
is a genuine expression of feeling on
the part of the tourist, so notable an
American as William Dean Howells,
the novelist, asserts, he having just
returned from an intimate study of
European conditions. Mr. Howells is
a realist, not given to an over-production
of sentlmentallsm, and when he
says that, to his mind, life in the
United States has its marked advan
tages over life la Europe, It may be
considered that his judgment la just
Another practical man, Francis T.
Simmons, a Chicago manufacturer,
reaches similar conclusions. His re
port that popular uneasiness is becom
ing more marked abroad, and that the
cost of livng there is surging upwards
and the conditions of life growing
harder wlir serve to counteract in part
some of the complaint generated con
cerning high prices and unfair condi
One of the lesser troubles of life in
Europe, according to returning tour
ists. Is the absence of parks for such
free use as the public in American
cities enjoy. "They have gardens and
preserves," says one observer, "but
one would no more think of stapping
upon the grass than he would think
of treading upon the train of a
woman's new gown." Fortunately for
the American city, the disposition here
is to make the park a happy play
ground where all may run and roam.
But It Is In the lines of. social yh
rest that Europe ahows especially, to
disadvantage in comparison with the
United States. With wages much
lower than ours and at a standstill,
and with the cost Of necessities push
ing steadily higher, the people of
France, Austria, Italy and England are
fomenting a spirit of discontent that
threatens an acute problem. Bitter
views of life are being expressed on
every side In Paris. Italian working
men, living on 5 cents a day and go
ing without salt because the govern
ment has a monopoly on It, are even
prohibited from picking up grains
from the docks, where government
agents sweep the waste of salt ship
ments Into the sea. These are some
of the unpleasHnt features Of life
abroad which practical men of af
fairs relate after they have done tell
ing their friends what a pleasant time
they have had. Unhappy conditions
are everywhere present, but it is some
times profitable to forget our own
lesser troubles In the contemplation of
those drawbacks In the older coun
tries which make the United States
of America a mighty .wholesome place
for livelihood and home.
Our amiable democratic contempo
rary, the World-Herald, blows off at
the breech on the suggestion that At
torney General Wlckersham Is word
ing on a national Incorporation bill
which may be presented to congress
as an administration measure. It
enumerates a long list of terrible af
flictions which we would surely suffer
If the privilege of nattonal incorpora
tion were given to concerns doing
cross-state business, all based on the
assumption that In such cases "every
corporation whose home Is in another
state would be able to do business
under rules and regulations laid down
by the federal government, and could
laugh to scorn every law governing it
now on the statute books of Nebraska."
The World-Herald can conjure up
more spooks over night than all the
second sight mediums in the business.
Just to help allay the paroxysms of Its
fear we reproduce the following argu
ment of a distinguished democrat In
support of the plan to require every
corporation to take out a federal
license before doing business outside
the state In which it Is Incorporated:
Ona method has oocurrad to roe, and it
seems a complete method. It may not com
mend Itself to you. If you have something
better I shall accept it in place of thla
which I am about to suggest. But the
method that occurs to me is this:, That
congress should pass a law providing that
no corporation organized in any state
nhould do business outside of the state
in which it la organised until it receives
from soma power created by congress a
license authorising It to do business out
side of its own state. Now, If the corpora
tion must come to thla body created by
congress to secure permission to do busi
ness outside of the state, than the license
can be granted upon conditions which will,
In the first place, prevent the waterjng of
stock; In the second place, prevent monop
oly In any branch of business, and, third,
provide for publicity as to all of the trans
actions and buslneaa of the corporation.
If the World-Herald wants us to In
dicate the author by name, and the
place, and time where these State
ments were made we will be pleased
What other cities are doing In the
way of regulating and taxing their
street railway companies may not be
conclusive on Omaha, but It should
give us some ideas as to the solution
of the problem here, if It can be called
a problem. In Its gross earnings oc
cupation tax, and Its universal transfer
system, Omaha is already ahead of
most other cities of its size.
Jerome's withdrawal from the dis-
tflct attorney race In New York rele
gates to the background a once popu
lar idol just as Hearst's fight against
Tammany is being acclaimed by all
the interests that once termed Hearst
unspeakable. PoMtlcs has a great
fashion of switching the public view
point, as campaign succeeds campaign.
The Park board has turned down an
offer of a live crocodile which the city
might have had for its keep, if the
Park board had only captured the
graven glastlcutuses that came off the
city hall the expense of maintaining
the animals might have been brought
within its resources.
And to think that that citation for
contempt Is issued against the silver
tongued orator who put Mr. Bryan In
nomination at the Denver convention.
Here Is a chance for Mr. Bryan to re
ciprocate by volunteering to appear as
lawyer for the defense.
Governor Shallenberger has, at
least, a measurable appreciation of the
eternal fitness of things. He has com
missioned a long list of delegates to
attend the Dry Farming congress about
to convene in Billings and not One of
them from Omaha.
According to the city attorney there
Is no legal obstacle in the wiy of
changing the name of Cut-Off lake to
Carter lake. The city attorney should
be asked next to supply the informa
tion who has the legal authority to
change the name.
Captain Amundsen's plan to have
Polar bears draw his sledges on his
next Arctic expedition looks like a
case of preparation for a test of the
Dr. Cook's great mistake la now
self-evident. He should have deferred
his trip to the pole until after Com
mander Peary had gone there and
, Xeeeaslty aa an Inventor.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
That new and strange disease called
pellagra Is aald to be coincident with pro
hibition. It may yet dlsplaoe anake bite
,h. thing for which whisky la the only
A Constitutional Convention
The amendment of the constitution of
the fnlted States, which has hlthrrto been
regarded as a dim ant If not ImoomlMe
fact, la In reality so close at hand that the
situation warrants the most serious con
sideration. The fifth article of the constitution pro
vides that when the legislatures of two
thirds of the states shall signify their de
sire to congress, the latter body shall as
semble a convention for the purpose of
proposing amendments to our national
charter. The records of the United States
disclose the practically unknown fact that
thirty legislatures have already, by reso
lutions formally adopted, petitioned con
gress to call a constitutional convention.
The moving spirit behind each resolution
IS the desire to elect United states sena
tors by direct vote of the people.
Inasmuch ' as there are only forty-six
states, the action of thirty legislatures
brings us to the verge of the requisite two
thirds, and If, aa is reported, the legisla
ture of Alabama last August adopted a
resolution similar to that enacted In other
states,- which resolution will reach con
gress In December, It Is evident that the
question of assembling a constitutional
convention must soon receive serious con
sideration. Two Important questions are
Involved In the situation. The first Is
whether there Is a time limit upon the
period In which the legislatures can act.
No such limitation Is Imposed by the con
stitution, and It will unquestionably be in
sisted by the advocates of the system of
popular election of senators that when a
legislature has spoken, Its action cannot be
questioned until It has been rescinded. In
the case now' under discussion, no leglsla-
antidote. The disappearance of the rattle
snake may have made pellagra a necessity.
The Man Who Knows.
Dewey declares that the American navy
is no bluff. For further particulars ask
Nothlaar to Do bet Work.
The state militia officers of Massachu
setts will be required to undergo the
ninety-mile riding test of the regular army.
If this sort of thing continues, there will
be more work than glory In belonging to
Bark to the Simple Feast.
Since Captain Butt requests simpler
gustatory outlays for the president, why
not revive the old dollar dinners for . the
remainder of the swing around the circle?
Nowadays a dollar dinner probably would
consist of a Japanese napkin and a tooth
pick. Coining; the Blabber.
Charleston News and Courier.
Dr. Cook Is preaching away about the
North pole at the rate of $25,000 the week.
If he can keep It up, It Is estimated that
he will have salted down something like
$500,000 by the end of the year. While Peary
Is pouting, Cook is telling the people all
Give 'Em the Hook.
. .. Boston Hcraid.
If Mr. George Gould takes account of his
experience as, an elder brother, and If ha
senses,, the i.mood , of thb American people
at the presentj moment In Its contempt for
the way ln,,whicn too many American
women of wealth are selling themselves to
the degenerate scions of European houses,
he will act summarily toward the marriage
brokers who are said to have opened ne
gotiations for his daughter's hand and
No Quarter for Night Bldera.
Governor Wlllson of Kentucky says that
he will pardon any and all tobacco-raisers
who use deadly weapons to protect them
selves against the "night rldera" and kill
lawless raiders who attack their persons
and their property. The trouble about act
ing on this well-meant advice Is that the
night riders, like murderous cowards In
other places,' go about their crimes In large
bands and strike when they can take their
victims by surprise. ,
REVIVING HIVKB TRAFFIC.
Inland High-frays Soon to Become
Busy Arteries of Traffic.
The movement for Improved waterways
is already bearing good fruit, and the al
most deserted rivers of the great central
valley will be In due time the busy paths
of traffic they were years ago. When the
convention meets In New Orleans this
month it will have something to consider
besides the Idle dreams of optimists. - . A
new Mississippi Is being born. Without
waiting for the action and aid of congress,
freighting Is being revived upon the old
river, with brilliant prospecta of a profit
able future. New types of vessels for river
traffic are being built upon a large scale
for freight business, and next year It la ex
pected that the old passenger traffic will
be resustltated with, great vessels, also of
a new type, better fitted for modern condi
tions than the old packet boats. The
plans for the revival of river traffic In
clude not only the Mississippi, but also
the busy tributaries from Pittsburg to
Sioux City. There is scarcely a port along
these rivers which does not show signs of
the rebirth of river trade, and one com
pany alone has put $10,000,000 into new en
terprises on the river. . .
The remarkable thing about this revival
of river trade is that it is planned upon
the present facilities of the rivers, and is
not based upon what the federal govern
ment may decide to do In the future in the
way of Improvements. The fact Is that the
decadence and decay of American shipping
on the rivera w as not a natural economic
phenomenon. It was destroyed by railroad
managers, aftef a long and bitter war by
weapons such as rebatea and gross favor
itism, which modern law has declared to
be criminal. River traffic was illed in
the dark agea of railroad management,
when legislatures were the subsidised
agents of the steam railroad directors. It
Is only since rebating and other of the
old practices have been made unlawful that
river traffic has had a chance to revive.
The assurance of a square dtal and tha
protection of- the law have been alone suf
ficient to resurrect It.
- The revival of river shipping will give
added force to the demand for federal Im
prcvemcnt of the waterways of the nation.
But there are great engineering problems
to be met and solved before definite plans
can be taken up by congress. The future
prosperity of many millions of people in
the great inland valleys is at atake and
no steps shoujd be taken which do not look
forward a few decades. In the end It will
be discovered that there Is no real hostility
between rail and river traffic. Each win
feed the other, and both together will grow
In prosperity, aa the great inland empire
Comes Into Its own.
on Post. '
ture has yet revoked Its previous affirma
tive resolution. The record is clear snd
unlmpeached. The opponents of the new
scheme may point to the fact that the
first resolution was adopted by the Idaho
legislature in 'm, but It also Is true that
there Is nothing In the constitution to out
law this action. We may expect, however,
a most profound debate when the question
comes to be settled.
There also seems to be some uncertainty
whether the convention, when it assembles,
ciyi restrict Itself to the consideration of
the one proposition which Inspired Its
origin. We think that the best constltu
tlonal authorities will agree with ua that
any and all subjects may be laid before the
convention. The convention declares that
when the legislatures of two-thirds of the
statea ahall have I made petition, the con
gress "shall call a convention for proposing
amendments." The plural character of the
phrase makes It certain that score or more
of subjects which have been suggested as
topics of constitutional amendment, will
be offered for consideration. The federal
marriage and divorce, low,' Ihe federal
liquor law, the federal regulation of trusts,
ami every other phase of legislation now
restricted to the states by a strict con
struction of the constitution will be advo
cated. It Is beyond the mind of man to
prophesy what will be done with our con
stitution thfe moment that its mantle of
inviolability is laid aside. It is this fact
which gives a profound and almost anxious
significance to the fact that under the very
terms of the constitution itself the con
gress of the United States may soon be
compelled to call a constitutional convention.
NEBRASKA PRESS COMMENT.
Fullerton Post: Down goes the express
rate! Who did It? Republicans, of course.
Up goes the appropriations! Who did It?
"Nonpartisan" democrats, of course.
Nebraska City Press: The Llncol papers
are sore at Omaha because they claim the
t o'clock closing law Is not being obeyed up
there. Lincoln went prohibition and Omaha
never did want the 8 o'clock law, so there
you are. The Lincoln people got what they
watjt and ought to be satisfied. .
Aurora Republican: In upholding the
Sibley act reducing express rates In Ne
braska 25 per cent the supreme court added
another star to the already brilliantly be
decked crown of the legislature of 1907.
Compare the work of that legislature with
the dellberatlona of the bunch of demo
crats that assembled In Lincoln last win
terbut whafs the use? There is no com
parison. Give your support to the party
that does things and the country will be
Aurora Republican: Do the people of
Nebraska want to further disgrace the fair
name of our state by electing next year
another such a legislature as assembled in
Lincoln last winter? We do not believe
they do. Then now is the time to get
busy. It has certainly been clearly dem
onstrated that the republican party "has
given the state responsible government
administrative, legislative and Judicial
whenever entrusted with authority by the
people." Get behind that party 'this year;
give It your hearty support; fill the offices
-state, county and precinct with repub
licans and next year there will be no dan
ger of a repetition of the. legislative mis
take of 1900.
Genoa Leader: Editor Howard of the
Columbus Telegram is undoubtedly the
most versatile newspaper writer in Ne
braska. Versatile In his ability 'to write
volubly on any subject without regard to
sense or conssttency. Last week he pub
lished two editorials side by side, in one
of which he accused President Taft of be
coming a populist and in the other he (pro
claims that he has proof that Taft Is In
full accord with Aldrlchlsm. The Leader
has always been a great admirer of Edgar,
but has greatly underrated hla ability. A
man who stretches his Imagination to the
extent that he will attempt to hyphenlie
populism and Aldrlchlsm la . certainly a
Howells Journal (dem.): The Omaha
street carmen have lost In their fight and
they deserved to. In the first place the
strike was 111 advised and largely the work
of professional agitators, fellows whose
business It is to stir up trouble. The car
men took the advice of such and are now
left holding the sack. No doubt they had
some grievances, but they were of no great
moment and could have been talked over
and settled with the street car manage
ment without the aid of "walking dele
gates." The idea that labor and capital
should be at war is wrong and those who
preach the doctrine of strife are the worst
enemy the laboring man has. Labor and
capital should hand In hand mount the
ladder of success, each respecting the rights
of the other.
REWARD FOR SHORT SERMO.NS.
First rrlie Goes to an Indiana
Freeman Tilden in Van Norden Magazine.
Ministers, cut it short! Kev. J. M. Wil
liams made $7,600 In four years. Others
have made big money. You can do the
t-amo. Address Burgoyne Davis, Pine Vil
It was this way: Burgoyne Davis Is a
wealthy farmer and member of the Metho
dlst church, where Rev. J. M. Williams
holds forth concerning the Indisputable
facts related In the Book. Mr. Davis likes
t.ls sermons short. So do the rest of the
parishioners. They like 'em hort and to
the point. And Rev. Mr. Williams served
'em that way.
How did he make $7,000? Well, wait
you've got time eno-jgh before next Sun
day. The other day the mltileter received
the deed of sixty acres of land, worth $125
an acre. The deed said that the considera
tion was "the deference Mr. Williams paid
to the wishes" of his flock. IU- was brief.
We see big money In this bigger money
than raising ginseng or mushrooms, or
becoming a correspondent for newspapers
by the Lockport route. Where is tli
preacher who will make it ten minutes?
Who'll make It five? Three? Two? Ono?
Ah!!! Hooray give him the money!
Dispelling; Oratorical Kog-a.
St. Paul Ob-patch.
Kir Oliver Lodge, an eminent Englinh
scltntlst, has contrived an electrical ma
chine to dispel fogs. If President Taft
coud only Induce congress to install one of
these In each house, the wires leading to
the executive mansion, he might do some
effective work next session bv controlling
debate when it grows too murky.
Comment on n Pipe Dream.
New York Tribune,
Omaha should pot feci so sensitive be
cause some of lis citisrns wore evening
dress at a noon reception to the president.
The late Senator Stewart . of Nevada
always wore evening dress to noonday
weddings, and ex-Speaker Keifer displays
a clawhammer coat and an extensive
shlrtfrunt both day and evening
ttltillh m . ri
1 E -w.
and bay only
baking powder made
from cream ol tartar
A Phlladelphlan went Into the suburbs
and shot four squirrels. Bragged about
It, Fined $44.75, and game confiscated. Has
The salary of the mayor of Welton, Mo.
has been fixed at 12 cents per annum, pay
able monthly. Assurances are given that
the mayor is worth It.
Saturday In Philadelphia, gladly and
with eclat,, there were laid upon the altar
of foot ball, one collarbone, one shoulder
blade and a left arm. The foot ball en
thusiast is, a "game sport" and all that
he Is cracked up to be.
Everybody doesn't know that Tom Lip-ton-
first came i to this country when he
was 16. The boy was. father to the man.
He earned a month's lodging at a hotel by
persuading forty of his fallow passengers
to go there for their first meal.
Henry T. Legler, secretary of the WIs
cortln free library commission. Is the new
head of the Chicago public library. This
is a civil service position and the examina
tion of candidates was conducted by a
special board headed by Dr. Herbert Put
nam, librarian of congress.
. "The American City" is the title of the
latest venture Into' the' field of monthly
magazines. It is published In New York
by a corporation of which Arthur H. Grant
Is president and Frederic C. Henderschott
secretary and treasurer, backed by an ad
visory board of thirty men and four women
conspicuous In public affairs'. The' magazine
enters the large and much neglected field
of civic betterment, with a purpose of
promoting and recording the progress of
"the city beautiful." A laudablo mission,
truly; one deserving of active support and
aggressive application.,. t, .
"I want Bllggins dismissed from the Op
timists' club." said the Indignant youth...
"What's the" trouble?"
"He Insists on referring to the money I
borrowed from him Instead of talking
about something pleaoeisv Washington
"That's a ripping gown you have on,"
said her English friend.
"You don't say!" cried the wearer, turn
ing pale. "I'll make the dressmaker take
It back tomorrow!" Baltimore American.
"Here's a case of a young' girl caught
masquerading in her brother's suit," said
"Call it 'the newest thing In trousers,' "
responded the city editor. Philadelphia
"What was that tramp's excuse for beg
ging?" 'bald he was a polar explorer."
"I suppose you gave him a good meal?"
"Well, I offered him a pound of tallow
candles, but he got mad." Cleveland
"Confound It," said Napoleon when he
had crossed the Alps, "they tell me Hanni
bal did It first. He has violated the ethics
of Alp crossing. I have made a study of
Too much stress cannot bo
laid upon th wearing
qualities and rood work
manship in our School
Suits for Boys of from 8
to 17 years.
- $G.50 to $10.00.
The same careful attention
is given to thoso Suits as
to the higher juiced lines,
and individuality of styl
is as characteristic as in
the costlier grades. "
AVe gladly invite you to
make comparison of our
Hoys'' Clothing with that
of any other makers in the
world. It is manufactured
under our own supervis
ion, and only fabrics that
are strictly, all wool and
the best trimmings are
f Fifteenth snd Douglas Sts.
R. S. WILCOX, Manager.
. l U r-"il
rai i aiii a
. tiUlr-Y.r nti: - ill 1
crossing the Alps and he should, therefore,
have tried to get into Italy by some other
method, I don't believe he ever crossed.
He has h:inili-d the world a gold brlok."
Stella Has she a southern accent?"
Bella Yes. She can't get enough r's In
a month to eat oysters. Judge,
"Yes," said the defendant In tha criminal
ense, "my lawyer certainly made a strong
plea for me. , He even wew.."
"What waa his bill?" asked -A; other
"Well, as nearly as I can figure It out,
he charged me about $1U0 a tear." Chicago
"You are discovered!" exclaimed the two
detectives in the ha me breath.
"All right." replied Bill the burglar as
he calmly stepped out of the window Into
the free nlKht air; "that much of it Is
settled. Now go ahead and hold your con
troversy." Washing tun ItStar.
THE ABANDONED TRAIL.
'Tis good to enter in the race
Of life and fairly win it;
'Tis well to have some good hard work
To fill up every minute;
But oh the Joy that Bulges through
Our hearts when thoughts assail,
Those thoughts of dear vacation land
Where we left that mountain trail.
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The sky above that trail 'was blue
And.fc'olden was the light;
And purple were the distant hllTs
That snatched it from our sight;
It beittity (penetrates thp'hesrt.
. Its mystery Jiauits jlie mind; 'J
Tr.a4 wu. will or ioviRlits turn still
To the trll we left behind.
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But now irj tfoxtoslemaprlS up,
We find it blessed truly; ',
A check-rein to our fancy, .
A curb to thougTlfs unmly;
So we lock our door upon the past,
That back doop of our ruin J,
And our mental ear ds wholly !
.. To the trail w6 left buhlnd
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Soon many cares absolT) us," '! ..
We find eaeh task grows sweet.
And now their breaks tipon us
A flood of Joy complete;
We locked the floor behind us,
But forgot that oiIit uour:
And the trail we left behind us
Now stretched out before.
So lnbor on In gladness.
For there will come a day
Of glorious well-earned freedom
To lure me far away;
And there In dear vacation land
When mists the mountains veil
Some radiant morn I mean to lilt
And follow up the trail.
Omaha. . . , BAYOLL NE TRKLK
' TO "
For You to Own a
at a.r Outlay of
The wonderful Poudoir,
including free library of
It was bound to come.
buys this new $000.00 high
grade Player-Piano at the
above terms of .$2.00 per
week. Will you come and
look at it f
A. HOSPE CO.
1513 DOUGLAS STREET
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