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Sbac(lbers leaTlagr tha alty irsa :
porarlly ahaald have Tl Be
mailed ,to then. Address will ki
changed aa eftea aa reqaested.
That Texaa rainfall of ten inches a
lay aounda like ' a recrudescence of
Noah's cloudburst. i.
The eminent scientist's verdict that
"that tired' feeling" is not laziness
will be a solace to many a victim.
Judging by Mr. Wright's reports,
the- United States signal corps men are
developing into a lot of high fliers.
Mark Twain's son-in-law, Ossip Ga
brilowitz, has had his appendix '.re
moved, but his name unfortunately re
mains, intact. . , , i '
Last chance ,to register next Satur-
day. The Voter who shuts himself out
. by neglecting to register will have no
right to kick about the putcome.
The year 1915 will be a memorable
date in American history it Colonol
Ooethals" keeps his promise to send
fhlps through the Panama canal '.n nix
When Speaker Cannon makes that
speech to th'a Illinois mayors in Bess-ion
at Elgin, tins week he should have
due regard' for the melting point of
In styling the bomb as the "chemi
cal parcels post," the dynamiters show
that devotion to explosives has not in'
terfered with their study of literary
fireworks. , "
' The pensioning at the age of 97 of a
cashier with a record of fifty-two years
of continuous service should encourage
beginners in the hope of ultimate re
ward for fidelity.'. 1 1
la their announced belief that low
prices for meat will never come again
the packers are not alone. The con
sumers have for some time reluctantly
held to that faith.
The fuel that a, Massachusetts
clergyman has left a fortune of half a
million need not lure the avaricious to
the pulpit. This clergyman must also
have served mammon.
Why shOild the striking bakers of
New York. use violence against the
nonunion , pastry venciors? Why- not
let the people suffer the consequences
of eating the amateur pies? .
It is not a nonpartisan Judiciary
uow, but a bi-partisan Judiciary, for
which the democrats are pleading
This is open confession that the non
partisan lea v.ft3 mere preteusr. '
If not alroajy registered as a voter
this year make an appointment with
yourself for next Saturday and take
the nocesfary precautions to prevent
yourself from breaking the date.
If the late democratic legislature
had, only known thathe republican in
cumbents under the state banking de
partment were to hold over they surely
would never have raised their sal
In esfablishtust a personal investig
Hon of questionable plays, and play
houses the members of the women'
"lubs In Chicago will take long chaoct
i n 'ncoanterinij tome very shady foot
J4 the republican county ticket
tit. v-jted for next month all but th
of the cau Jtiai.es are up for re-elec
tion. If a good record entitles a co
ideutnus official to endorsement.
sate of the republln ticket ens
Le assured. r
Governor Shallenberger Rampant.
The fulminatlon Itsued by Governor
Shailenbergcr lambasting the federal
court for preferring to- nullify the de
posit guaranty law rather than to nul
lify the constitution would indicate
that obr democratic governor, instead
of keeping his equanimity, hid allowed
himself to be stsmpeded. A famous
statesman once declared, "that loud
noise does not betoken sound argu
ment,'1 and neither does mere denun
ciation of a. court establish the un
soundness of its decision.
That tho governor's proclamation Is
the product of an excited mind Is best
proved by the flagrant mistakes, and
misstatements, which he surely would
not have made In a deliberate mood.
The governor ' deplores the fact that
Judge T. C. Munger happened to hear
the case Instead of Judge, W. H. Mun
ger, whom he characterizes as "that
distinguished democrat of this state
who was made a federal Judge by n
revered republican president." This
is the first time that any Bryan demo
crat rccognlstd Judge W. H. Munger
as a distinguished democrat, because
his refusal to follcw Bryan was always
regarded by the Bryanites as a deser
tion of the party. Moreover, Judge
W. II. Munger was not appointed by a
republican president, but the signrng
of his commission was one of the last
official acts of Grover Cleveland as the
last democratic president.
Governor Shallenberger asserts that
two acts of the recent 'democratic leg
islature have been set aside by nine
judges, "of whom six were appointed
to the bench for political services,
either to their party or to the powers
that created then.." While this num
ber of Judges participating In 'these
two decisions is incorrect, one of the
six Judges' fie thus slaps as appointed
for political service is at this moment
running -for re-election on the demo
cratic ticket, pretending to be a non
partisan. Of course, the governor in
tended to except' this' one of the six,
but in his blind fury ho evidently over
looked it. ; r
The governor's diatribe about the
legislature being "the only voice"
through - which the people may rule,
rnd about, the theory of our govern
ment making the legislature supreme,
has no foundation In fact. The theory
of our government, contemplates three
co-ordinate branches--executive, legis
lative and judicial. .Where, questions
of constitutional validity are Involved
the executive has the first veto on leg
islative acta, and the judiciary the. sec
end. The governor's veto may be
overridden by tho legislature, but not
the Judicial veto. t Whether a British
judge can, or cannot, set aside nn act
of Parliament Is not in point, because
the British Parliament, when commons
and lords act together, may maks and
change the British constitution Instead
of being subject to it. In, this country
the legislature is governed by the con
stitution, the same, as the executive
and the Judiciary,' and the acta of any
of them in conflict with the coastitu
tlon are null and void.
The charitableconstruction to put
on the governor's outburst is that
someone else wrote it for him and mis
led him into standing for it. .
The Baling Influence. .
That indeterminate term"un3ue in
fluence," which; is , so of ten . used In
the effort to set aside wills; hassmet
with a specific rout in' the judicial
pronouncement that when love Is the
basis for that influence, the wishes
inspired by love should be fulfilled.
The case Is one in which relatives
of a dead woman sought to obtain be
quests made by her to her fiance, who
had also been her adviser In business
affairs. The court held that the fiance
had justly earned the gratitude of the
testator by his counsels,' and that she
had a right further to reward him for
his personal aid. "There Is no telling
what value a Woman might place upon
such service," rules the court, Vwhose
heart had become Interested and
whose affections had been aroused.
The last act between the testator and
her affianced lover, before the opera
tion that preceded her death, was that
they kissed, and she asked that her
engagement ring be left on her fin
ger. There is no evidence of undue
Influence exceptthe influence that
legitimately controls everything
Here we have the modern Judicial
application of the poet's claim that
"love makes the world go round," and
of the ancient injunction that love is
greater than faith and hope. Those
who 'believe that the promptings of
the heart have a right to their sway
over the dictates of the reason will
be ready to applaud the legal dictum
that sordid claims and blood ties alike
are subject. In common with all the
rest of the affairs of men, to that mys
terious power which, as unbidden
guest, sets up Its throne in the human
Lure of a Winning.
When Lcbaudy, heir to the "sugar
king" of France, and self-crswned
"emperor of Sahara," is brought forth
again from obscurity and heralded as
the winner of millions by some won
derful rule that'' he has discovered to
beat Wall Street, the suspicion natur
ally arises that Lebaudy is but a mod
ern name for bait.
Luring the lambs Is an obi game.
at which the sharper grows more- ex
pert with each succeeding victim
From the fakir at the fair grounds to
the operator in speculation, success
in hooking victims depends largely on
the replenishing of the bait.. Gam
bling has many phases, all designed
for the same end, the profit of the
manipulator. Thackeray hag recorded
entertainingly in literature some ' of
the familiar ways by which' he wrfs
fleeced in his verdaiit tlaya, W ami!?
st his story, but Us lesson is lost on
the. modern youth. It is natural .for
every man to consider hlmBPlf smarter
than his predecessor, and that vanity
Is one of the traits which plays into
the hands of the professional.
,. The sudden reappearance of Lo
baudy, under spectacular auspices, af
ter so long a period of retirement with
a. demonstration of how to beat the
market and win fabulous sums, may
be heeded, by the wise as a langer
signal; for while it is true that in a
measure nothing succeeds like success,
still it Is also a fact that nothing lures
more to failure than the -exulting cry
of success in so devious a way as
Figfltinjr the Conservators.
The extremes to which states may
be put in an effort to conserve their
natural resources from spoliation are
Illustrated in the case of New Jersey,
which now faces the probability of an
extra session of. the legislature In an
effort to head off a water grab
scheme. It would seem as though a
state of-such. limited territory placed
so near to large centers of population
under other Jurisdiction would long
ago have safeguarded so necessary a
factor as its water supply, but not un
til the peril was immediately upon it
did New Jersey awaken to the fact
that alien interests were about to di
vert to New York territory a consid
erable flow of the potable waters of
the state. The legislation that fol
lowed, after keen legal conflict, es
tablished the state's right to keep
within Us borders its drinking water,
and the New Jersey people breathed
freer; but it is now evident that their
legislators again were caught napping,
for the old enemy is discovered . to be
pushing anew Us project to convey
New 'Jersey water under Staten Island
sound to th borough of Richmond,
It . transpires that, the law which
was put on the statute books only af
ter vigorous arousing of popular
wrath against the contemplated grab,
merely prohibits the diversion to an
other state of the surface waters, and
the new effort is tp sink huge wells
and drain the subterranean supply
through pipe lines beyond the borders.
Tapping the water supply by means
of wells cannot fail to be a drain upon
the very lakes and streams which the
Jerseyroen have sought to conserve,
and if New York be permitted to be
gin this exhausting process against its
neighbor state the people of New Jer
sey might soon face a shortage for
themselves. Governor Fort has lately
been on the outs wfth the bulk of his
party, and his present popularity with
the members of the legislature is not
very high, but in this crisis every loyal
Jerseyman would rally to the govern
or's side and sustain him in his ef
fort to ward off such a foreign in
vasion, -j .it ., . ". '('.: "
' Dr. Eliot to the Nation.
' One of the final public services of
Dr. Charles W. Eliot, crowning his
long career of usefulness as president
of Harvard, is his translation into
text of the sentiments represented, by
the allegorical figuies to be placed
over the entrances of the great new
Union station at Washington.. It is
fitting that .the ripe scholarship of the
famous educator should be enlisted ia
the Interpretation of these heroic stat
ues which will be studied by the peo
ple of all nations flocking to the na
tional capital. Hero will be depicted
the forces of our civilization,' electric
ity, Invention, agriculture, transports
tlon and character, and the master
thoughts of Dr. Eliot will be blazoned
to welcome the coming and to speed
the parting guest.
Dr. Eliot in classic verse hails fire
as the greatest of discoveries, but
electricity as man's "greatest servant,
itself unknown." He halls "Freedom,
the fairest of all the daughters of
time and of thought," and pays trlb
ute to "the farm, best home of the
family, main source of national
wealth, foundation of civilized society,
the natural providence." The march
of transportation he attributes to the
"old mechanic arts, controlling ' new
forces," and he pays bis respects to
the present era of conservation by
giving an up-to-date application of
making the "desert blossom as the
rose." As a final counsel he urges
'.'Lei all .the ends thou aimst nt be
thy country's, thy God's, and truth's."
-Altogether, It is an . Impressive
choice of words that the worthy doc
tor has Inscribed for the gateways of
the -nation's capital. He has drawn
from the deeps of past knowledge
and has applied his own exhaustless
fund of wisdom in framing an appre
ciation of the influences that have
shaped our destinies and a sober
thought for the future development
of national character.
The democratic nominee for supreme
judge' four years sro declares that he
exp(k-ted the deposit guaranty law to
fall when tested inthe courts because
f. its flagrant conflict with the con
stitution, but that, in his oplnljn, a
valid law couli be drawn to accom
plish the object sought, Where v.Rb
this patriotic democrat when the late
democlatlc legislature was wrestling
with the framing of the law and wai
looking for a democratic lawyer it
might hire to draft Its provisions?
Why c'idj't he volunteer his services at
the 'time and point out the defects be
fore the bill became a law Instead of
waiting for it to land in tho tcrap
The expert way in which Hiram
Maxim demonstrates tho folly of sup
posing the airship to be a menace to
fleets and cities iiiXitt come like a cold
douche to those fervid Imagination
wklch have been depleting the dobtruc-
tion of London "by German aeroplanes.
Mr. . Maxim has &' convincing- way of
showing that avbattery of 100 aero
planes could not blow up more than
one-half the number of buildings that
London constructs each year, and as
for damage to battle ships, that, he In
dicates, would bo inconsiderable. Bat
tles apparently will continue to be
fought for a few years yet with guns
and by men behind them, and Mr.
Maxim's contribution to current dis
cussion ' of airships and explosives
should serve as a sobering and Illumi
nating antidote to an alarmist vision.
Another fine modern fireproof hos
pital has been dedicated here to the
service of suffering humanity. Omaha
Is now. In point of up-to-date hospital
facilities) far In advance of any other
city of its size In the country, and is
fast becoming a most important cen
ter for medical and surgical treatment,
drawing patients from a large expanse
of surrounding territory. Many
things go to make up a great city, and
not the least the hospitals, which are
among the prerequisites to a high
standing and skillful medical profes
sion. That Is astonishing news, that the
ravages of tuberculosis in New York
are greater today than at any time
since 1902. Of what effectiveness has
been the agitation of recent years, if
the white plague has gone beyond its
former foothold T In the face of all
the campaigning of the health experts,
this showing is distressing, If not dis
According to Mr. Barrlll, the photo
graph "representing Dr. Cook as at the
McKinley peak was taken fourteen
miles from the true summit. He
might have added that it was a long,
cold walk, as in the case of that other
famous fourteen miles from Schenec
tady to Troy. -
Two Nebraska counties have gone
to law to find out which is entitled to
an inheritance tax on an estate over
which both claim jurisdiction. There
will be .lota of litigation of this kind
in the course of the next few years.
Our inheritance tax law is yet young.
Of course It 5s merely out of the
goodness of their hearts that Governor
Shallenberger And Edgar Howard are
willing to stop short of the United
States supreme Judges when they, wipe
all the other federal courts off the
map. : ,
The discovery of live bees sealed in
the hollows of Indiana limestone is not
so surprising-' I'hey are probably
either literary or political bees seeking
to escape the annual swarm.
. . ., ... . i ., .
Tackling Life Job.
, , Chicago, (Record-Herald.,
If Kins KdwtWfjhe-s .been hunting around
for a Ufa job hi has probably found it in
his proposed effort to establish a friendly
feeling between the lords and commons.
I Doobtleaa Reached the Spot.
' ' Washington PoaC'
' What the president of the United States
said to the president of Mexico may not
have tasted as well as the Interchange of
the Carolina governors, ' but It was full
of good spirit. ' '
A Sb.ort-I.lved laaue.
Sioux - City Journal.
The compulsory guarantee of bank de
posits was political rather than an eco
nomic Issue. Mr.: Bryan set It rolling to
meet a temporary , political peed. The
United States supreme court may be ex
pected to administer Its final quietus along
the lines laid down by the circuit court.
Knocks on Pareela I'oat.
Business organisatlona are more and
more taking a position in antagonism to
any radical extension of the postofftce as
a merchandise carrier.. The American hard
ware association f is the latest to declare
against tho BO-ca)ed parcels posy This la
becauHe It would Ive the mall order houses
a great advantage in the trade over the
focal merchants who have to - ship their
goods at rats graded to distance. It Is
the onc-rate-regar dless-of-dlutance which la
objected to in the postofflce scheme, and it
will have to be admitted that this would
oreate an unfair situation In favor of cen
tral distributers In retail lots.
Misapplication - ot Titles.
Trof. Charles Vk allnce of Nebraf-ka, ln
Ulna in London,' has stirred up strife by
participating in a discussion respecting the
site of the Globe theater, the playhouse
with which in his day Shukespeare was
connected. English students of the drama
and burrowers In Its traditions differ with
Prof. Wallace and are politely referring
to him as the "kukc of Nebraska." It is all
very well to compliment a visitor, and In n
controversy make him feel ss cumfo; table
ns possible, but (et there be no confusion
about, or manipulation ot. titles. There In
a "ago of Nebraska," but, as all Kf Orl
eans know, ho Is not Prof. Wallace. He l.s
so well known 'in this country he need not
A DKtiUGU DISCREPANCY.
Experts Disagree on Available- Coal
There. aArin ptt1 a necessity for com
mending to the members of the United
States geological survey the value of that
team work which la deemed so Important
In the scholastic pursuits of foot ball and
buxe ball. It Is not so many moons ago
that an official of that service figured out
that In 200cajs the supply of coal In this
country would be esaliustcd. Hut now
comes another llht of the same bureau
and reveals that the umnlned coal of the
United Ktates presents a total tonage that
will last for 7, J years.
Neither this generation or Its great
grandchildren are likely to tee the end of
either period. That uncertainty, therefore,
is not so vital as the disclosure with re
gard to scientific accuracy. With due re
gard to the variations of the compass and
other Interferences with the calculations
of pure sciencu, we respectfully submit that
a liltaua of 7.1B9 years between the esti
mates f two officers of the same body is
We can. It is true, average the two
predictions tip and expeot the United
Ktates to go eoalless In the year Mil But
tha reflection that this may not 'leave us
or posterity any more certainty about It
than either, of the prophets makes it a
slight basis for the population ot that dis
tant your to prepare to emigrate to some
other plant '
Short Sketches of Incidents and Epi
sodes that Karx the Prog-rssa of
Svanta at- tha National Capital.
An offfel&l Inquiry Into th usefulness of
Elderly clerks quartered' In the Treasury
department gives a Jolt to the Oslerlscd
and ossified notions regarding this , class
of public servants. The gist of the report
of the committee made to Secretary Mo
Veagh is that the so-called superannuated
employes of the department are the most
efficient clerks In the establishment, al
though unable In many Instances' to per
form as much work a day ns young clerk.
The secretary Is deeply Interested In the
elder employes. He wanted to know how
they were rated. He has ascertained that
almost without exception, the old men and
women are regarded hlphly by the chiefs.
The committee's Investigations reveal that
the work of the superannuated employes
Is always well done, long experience giving
an Intelligence that frequently more than
offsets the greater amount of work of
A correspondent of the Brooklyn Eagle
report that the general staft of the army
ia working out Its plans for Increasing the
number ot officers for the regular army,
thereby Increasing Its effectiveness. Ex
perts have long held that the American
regu)ars are under-officered. All calcula
tions' are based on a larger output of
graduates from West Tolnt military acad
emy, and, consequently, on an increase In
the number of cadets.
Tha plan to be recommended for Increas
ing tha corps of cadets provides that ap
pointments to the military academy shall
be made every three years instead of every
four years. Each member of the house of
represematlves, each senator and the presi
dent will make appointments more fre
quently and there will be no disturbance
In the method of distributing such appoint
ments. Under this plan the corps of cadets would
be Increased 86. The president has inter
posed no objection to this plan of the
general staff, and members of the military
committee of tha bouse and ser.ata have
Intimated that congress would not bo op
posed to the desired legislation. Major
Hull, chairman of the1 house committee,
has favored the plan for some time.' (
Each graduating class of the military
academy la' about eighty short of the num
ber necessary to officer the army. Less
than 89 per cent of tha whol(i number ot
officers of the regular army are graduates
of the military academy. Since June, 1R9S,
there have been 8,000 appointments to com
missions in the army, exclusive of, th
medical corps, and during that period there
have been only 883 graduates from West
Th Postofflce department Is doing. thJ
. . . M T.I
nanasome tning ior mmv .
has been generous in the Issue of new
vritlra nf noslaaa stamps, mostly of a
commemorative kind, and thousands of
albums have been enriched. Without think-
in v.rv far back into the past there have
been tha Jamestown exposition stamps, the
Lincoln centenary. Yukon exposition ana
th Hudson-Fulton stamps. With such a
line of precedents It Is likely that many
more commemorative stamps will be Issued.
Ti mla-ht ba of interest if It could be ae-
. i m . nmfit thAr la in the
sale of these stamps to collectors. Large
quantities are absorbed without a. tnougni
h hiv nrin vr be used for letter post
age. Philatelists, professional and ama
teur, the world over noara uiese aiauipB.
a. mi the collector is not content with
a single specimen, but takes many for the
purpose of future barter or saie. ,.
Several of tha smaller governments of
Central and South America at one time
made quite a sum out of the sale ot post
age stamps to collectors, getting out a
new issue whenever the demand for the
older Issue had been appeased.
There Is said to be at least one enlisted
man aboard most of the large vessels of the
navy who makes considerably more money
than the captain or commanding offioer.
That is the barber, the aristocrat of the
gun deck. It is easy to see where the
barber accumulates money, when one
learns that he charges each Jack H a
month to remove his whiskers and cut his
hair. If there are 500 enlisted men aboard
the vessel then the barber makes his 1500 a
month, hot or cold, rain or shine. Twelve
times that makes him out as making
$6 000 a year, all of It outright profit Be
sides, he may roll up a few hundred dol
lars more by giving shampoos and hair
cuts and the like to the officers.
Never a cent of rent does the ship's
barber's stand cost. him. He is not taxed
for the privilege of making $8,000 or more
a year. H is sought for and invited. The
only requirement Is that he must enlUt
like any other man, and serve out his en
It Is one of. the strictest rules of the
navy that pone but enlisted men are al
lowed aboard ship. So on the lists the
baiber Is technically rated as seaman,
like the rest of them. He geta his pay,
too, In that capacity, by the way, from
the government, and adds that mite to
the handsome sum that he earns himself.
When a ship Is being put into commis
sion Its executive officer hunts around for
a good barber hankering to enlist as
patiently aa a fiddle maker hunta for a
beam of seasoned wood.
The cook does not maka so much as the
barber, nor anywhere1 near it, but his
merits have as much to do with keeping
the men sound and happy as anything or
anyone aboard Ship.
It Is a sort of officers' saying that men
are at their best under a mean captain and
a good rook. If the cook Is mean the
combination Is Intolerable, and they de
sert. If the captain is popular his reputa
tion Is spoiled by a bad cook. The men
lump tha captain and the ship together
and vote them bad or good according as
the food satisfies and renders them cheer
ful or the opposite.
The cook has a high rating and good
pay, but no other legitimate profits. On
tlub other hand he has plenty of assistants,
and his tu.uk is an easy one. At least. It Is
less, labor than that of the barber, with
more leisure In between times.
It Is surprising how much difference the
abilities of the cook make in the comfort
of the sailors. Though the food is simple
and the cooking simpler yet, the tar 1.-1 a
finicky Judb'e of what Is laid before him.
By his style of Judging beef a naval chef
inn)' rise or fall. "
The oook has much to do with the pur
chase of provisions, but Iters his Ingenu
ity, especially In foreign ports, comes into
play. An Ingenious cook contrives to light
upon articles of diet that surprise the sail
or's palate and make him feel glad that he
Is not back home. (
The ship's tailor has plenty to keep him
busy, and he should retire with handsome
savings, after a term or two of enlistments.
He not only attends to tha clothes of the
men, but does much fur the officers, whose
expensive uniforms are In need of con
tinual care. The tailor who Is saving In
Lis ways should retain, after his enlist
ment term some here between Jo.OOO and
U-.. Vov- ; ... 1 5C.
I, r 1 -
W -. mr!t from flranr
rz-rrjrrs.m .-. "
' A.Jcn Tln1rr,
Helen Mathers,, who In prlvata life Is
Mrs. Reeves, and who Is known over the
English speaking world as the author ot
the novel of country life, "Comln' Thro'
the Rye," has decided definitely to lay
down the pen.
A great gam of poker Is reported from
Carson City, Nev., many thousands of dol
lars being staked on each deal. The sin
gular thing about the game, however, la
the fact that It Is conducted by natives
preying upon each other.
Stern reader of facts, successful banker
and politician, the recipient of the highest
gift In the power of the people of his. state,
former Governor E. O. Stokes of New
Jersey, Is at last discovered to have a
fad. That Is an almost superstitious re
gard for wearing a straw hat until the pri
maries are over.
Miss Ivy E. Woodward, M. D., has been
admitted to full membership In the Royal
College of Physicians of London. It Is the
first time in its history that this body
has conferred the coveted M. It. C. P.
upon a woman, although some women have
obtained the L. R. C. P., which latter in
dicates that the holder has been licensed
to practice the medical profession.
The oldest college Janitor Jn this country,
Harlow Raymond, who has been care
taker of tha Wesleyan university building
for forty-five years, has sent In his resig
nation, to take effect next MarchV On No
vember 13 he will be 80 years old and is
Still hale and hearty. To several genera
tions of Wesleyan men he Is affection
ately known aa "Doo" Raymond.
IHATTCKlXa A TRADITION.
President Taft's Visit to Mexican Ter
St Lols Times.
President Taft. should receive due oredlt
for shattering what was at best a .foolish
tradition. When ha steps across the border
between the United States and Mexico
today ha will have put to rout, we hope
for all time, the idea that a president of
the .United . States cannot go beyond the
dimensions of the country of which he
happens to be tho head.
There will be no one, except a few silly
sentimentalists, who will criticise the presi
dent for his action in attending the re
ception which has been prepared for him
at Juares, Mexico. The tradition has never
had any basis in sound sense, but has been
growing stronger with each year that the
chief executive of this country, in mak
ing long trips, chose to observe its' re
strictions. Rulers of other countries find it the part
of diplomacy occasionally to pay well
timed - visits to foreign lands. Why a
president of the United Btatea should not
ba permitted to strengthen the good feeling
obtaining between this country and Mexico,
or this country and Canada, by brief
visits, does not appear, except as preced
ent governs. Presidential "swinging about
the circle" is becoming common, snd mere
seems no good reason why it should not
include. In a amahl measure, at least our
"Don't you think Comeup's remark was
twisted that he had a pedigree in his
"I don't know. He has a dog with a
screw toil." Baltimore American.
They hod been making hay while the
sun shone, and when they had finished a
high haystack the farmer's boy shouted
from the top, "Say, mister, bow am I goln'
to get down?"
The farmer considered the problem, and
finally solved It:
"Oh, Jest shet yey eyes an' walk round
a bit!" Everybody's Magaslne,
Scot A bohemlan Is a chap who bor
rows a dollar from you and then Invites
you to lunch with him.
Mott Wrong. A bohemlan Is a fellow
who Invites himself to lunch with vou and
borrows a dollar. Boston Transcript.
"Were you ever arrested before?" asked
the magistrate whose principal business is
Imposing fines for speeding.
'What do you think I've been doing all
Excelsior Springs Mineral Waters
We are distributing agents in Omaha
for the celebrated waters from Excelsior
(Springs, Mo., and sell at following prics:
Ilegient, quart bottle, 2&c; dozen, S3. 26;
case 6 it bottles, $S.00. -
Suipho-Saline, quart bottle, 25c; dorenS,
13 26; case, 60 bottles. 8.00.
Sulpho-Sallne, pint bottle, 16c; dosen,
Hoterlan, quart bottle, 20c;vdoien, 12.00.
Sotrlan, pint bottle, lac; dozen, fl 60.
Hoterian Ginger Ale, pint bottle, 16c;
boterlan Ginger Ale, quart bottle, 26c;
dozen, .! 25.
Diamond L,lthla.-half-gallon bottle, 40c;
case, 1 dozen, $4.00.
Crystal .lthla, five-gallon Jugs, each,
Salt Sulphur, five-gallon Jugs, eaci,
imllvery free to any part of Omaha,'
Cornell Hluffs or South Omaha.
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16th and Dodge.
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to a concern is considerable.
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these years?" asked the chauffeur, "flush
ing a wheelbarrow?" Washington tetar.
"My curiosity Is getting tha better of
me," gasped the sideshow proprietor as
the three-legged oian kicked tilm oti in
the solar plexus. Priueeton Tiger. -
Miss Cutter Her dress tits ber Jlka a
glove. ' - - '
Miss Snipper Yes, like a boxing glove.
Houston Post .... , ,, . ,.
"Will there ever be a woman president?"
"No. The constitution says the president
must be over 45 years old, and women don't
get that old." KatiBos City Times.
Baoon I understand soma of your hens ,
have stopped laying ? . .. ,
Egbert Two of them hhve. " ' '
Bacon What's the cause? '
Egbert Automobile. Clevoland Leader.
Chicago Post . .
Come the opalescent days when the world
Is Jewel-tinted ,
With the gleamlngs through . the lAza
where the summer fires have glli4t.
When the faintest flash of gold tips tha
leaves and rims their edges
And bronse colorings enfold .all tha mead-
owlands and hedges
When the woodbine, drips as wine from a
golden chalice spilling, 1
And a flavor fair and fine- th autumnal
air Is filling, . m
And the maples dance with flame, that Is
bright yet uncojtsumlng, . r '
And a scent that none can name all the
breeses Is perfuming .
When the oak leaves born' with red, ano!
the forest hues commingle
In mosaics overhead, and there 'is a tang
and tingle . : ' ,
In the very air' you breathe, " till It fill
your blood with laughter.
And the grape leaves Idly wreath chap- ,
lets for the days hereafter
When the sky at - night Is fair with a
That the stars are dripping there till the
dawn has made them dimmer,
And the purple gray of morn shows thj "
frosty fields all hoary ....
And the drowsy shocks of corn trembl to
a tint of glory .
Come the opalescent days all tha worltf -.
about is changing
Even while we stand and gate ' tints
through all their hues are ranging,
And the wonder of the world and tha
' itlMmlnr ctf tha rntaiiM .. ....
Tell us that the world Is good, tell us that
me summer pasnes.
Now that practically all playar
piano manufacturers have.. come
out with 88 note Instruments, it
is Important that jrou distinguish
hetween tha AdoIIo and th tml-
lAUOnB. 1D Appiio was iu ixru.
to play, the entire, keyboard of 18
notes. For seven years it waa the
only player plana that d!4 ,
eine-ia handed and alone the
wonderful superiority ef this mag
nificent instrument toroed all
other manufacturers to daplt the
decided inferiority ot tbelT Incom
plete 65-note players. ;
Is it not fair U assume that the
Apollo, after having beea' on the
market for 8 yeara, la a better II
note player piano than others that
have been out only a tew months t
You are cordially invited U at
tend the dally complimentary dem
onstration of the Apollft. A liberal
allowance for your piano in trade;
oonvenlent payments for the dlf
ference. , . .. ..
Catalogue upon : application .
A. llosps Co.
1513 Douglas Street.
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