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, k-liaiiged as aften as requested.
Governor Shallenberger has mads a
success of the live stock business, at
least. . ,'
, England's uneasiness over its army
of unemployed is not a marker to the
uneasiness of the men out of work.
-The Washington man who dropped
dead while playing pinochle must havt:
discovered an .unusual meld In hit
"Those who tirgo better laws for tin
Indians should also consider the possl
bjlltles of cultivating better Indians fa
the laws. , . .
, Paderewski'8 one-armed protegt oi
tbc piano may find his benefactor';
endorsement sufficient offset for his
One of the chief causes for congratu
latlou of the great actreBS, Duse, on her
50th birthday anniversary is. that she
admits it. -'
Now that deer may be hunted In
New Jersey, we may expect the mortu
ary, statistics of that state to take a
M'hut will become of the suffragette
movement in England when all its
leaders have reached America to aid
in the ''suffering" here?
The president's new office is clrcu
lar in form, but its most important ar
tlclo of furniture will continue to be
the old square deal desk.
For the president of a bank to beat
a depositor over the head with a roll
of greenbacks la rather a painful way
of emphasizing the power of money.
The work of the men handling the
Texas steers must have reminded the
president of the methods of the steer
Ing committee in Washington it is so
The students eating those sulphured
fruits in the government tests may
consider themselVes on a light diet
Will their experience qualify th9m for
the intercollegiate, .matches?
The South Omaha packing plants
continue to lead the procession, that
being the only large packing center to
show a gain in number of hogs slaugh
tered during the summer campaign.
President Zelaya keeps expressing
confidence In his ability to rule Nlcar
nr.ua, while EBtrada continues to clinch
i I revolutionary hold. Mr. Zelaya is
uvilently a victim of confidence mis
Lawyers are citing the doctrine that
the ewncr of a plot of ground controls
r!l of the air above it, but the man
I t the airship may continue to mak
laces at the landlord on the ground
f;ocr until he alights.
The rupture of athletic relations be
tween the universities of Kentucky and
Tennessee is one of the saddest things
in recont diplomacy. Birds In their lit
tie nests agree, and-'tl a painful sight
to see each neighbor university refuse
to play the game.
Any voter in Nebraska who la la
doubt at to how to mark his ballot can
safely rely on a cross placed in the re
publican: circle. This will insure the
election, of men who are trld and com
petent, not pledged to political experi
ment, but 'to 'the establishment and
maintenance of sound and conservative
methods' of government.
Another American Triumph.
The newt that the American depart
ment store Invasion of London Is so
successful that the original promoter,
Mr. Beifrldge, win rornAke Chicago ana
spend the remainder of his life abroad,
will not surprise the United States
spirit of enterprise, though it . has
shaken the conservative faith of the
Englishman. Mr. Pelfrldge, back in this
country for a farewell visit, gives some
fresh light on the causes which made
his triumph so complete.
After all, the process of success
seems to have been developed on a
simple basis. Those who have never
shopped In London before the Ameri
can Invasion ran have no realization
of the old British system which Invited
the competition of modern methods.
The two initial radical changes Insti
tuted were the abolition of the practice
of tipping store employes and the wel
coming of the public to come In and
look around. Shoppers here can readily
understand what a welcome release was
this from the habit of extortion and
espionage trnlch had. prevailed. The
British store also had a complex tele
phone system, but the progressive
American established the simple ser
vice such as we are familiar with, and
It was a great gain for anyone to give
the simple number and get immediate
connection, rather than go through the
perplexing intricacies that older estab
English shopkeepers had persistently
clung to the idea of guarding their win
dows with Iron shutters; the American
dazzled the public with day and night
displays of fine goods having no shield
but plate glass. The British women
were tempted with bargain prices, at
which the old establishments scoffed,
but womankind there proved to be
identical In instinct with womankind
here, and the bargain prices drew the
crowds. Customers showed their sensi
bility to values Just as they had done
on-this aide of the water. One other
little experiment, may be mentioned to
illustrate that human nature is the
same the world over. That great
American: enticement., the soda foun
tain, was Installed, and Ice cream Boda
was the final bait that caught any hesi
tating ones. The lure of the British
public was complete.
The achievement of the 'American
department store In London is an ex
ample of what American far-sightedness
and energy can accomplish in any
field. We have learned much In many
things from the old world, and will yet
learn more. But In commercial activi
ties the American has progressed so
far in advance of his ancient teachers
that It is now his turn to Invade the
narkets of the world wjth his modern
methods, which, backed by the giving
-f value received, are- sure to win
The Crisis in Spain.
The rcsljnatlon of the entire Span-
'h cabinet was the natural outcome
of the recrudescence of liberal senti
ment, attending the government's. con-
luct cf the unpopular warfare in Mo
rocco, its brutal attitude in dealing
with the recent public demonstrations
In Barcelona, and its execution of Fer
rer, the promoter of modern schools
In the face of civilized protest.. Im
mediately following the outbursts of
Indignation in European centers, Al
fonso had a stormy Interview with Pre
mier Maura, whose downfall was then
predicted. It is evident that the king,
In spite of his display of fearlessness,
which has been a trait of the Bourbons
In common with their barbarity, la seri
ously desirous of appeasing the revo
lutionary spirit that has been aroused.
The downfall of the clerical cabinet
Indicates a disposition to make Maura
the scapegoat for the Ferrer execution,
which even thfc king's supporters now
concede was a tactical mistake. The
resignations had been impending for
iays, and were undoubtedly precipi
tated by the bitter attack made by the
minister of the Interior in the cham
ber of deputies in which he abused the
liberals as being arrayed against the
throne In partnership with the republi
cans and socialists. . i nn . ui-nmea
speech was bound to add fuel to the
fury cf the public, and Alfonso had no
recourse, If he would be prudent, but
to call the entire ministry to account.
Spain Is accustomed to sudden
wholesale cabinet changes. The cabinet
which has Just surrendered 'its port
folios had been in existence less than
three years, and had been preceded by
frequently changing liberal . cabinets
Now the king will undertake the for
mation of a liberal cabinet again, with
a view to settling the spirit of unrest
that has been so thoroughly aroused
It remains to be seen whether the lib
erals will be ready to assume the task
of stilling the revolutionary spirit
which i haughty king and his relent
less conservative advisers have turned
loose upon the country,.
Coining Out Weit.
Editor Harvey of Harper's ahows the
same quality of judgment that Inspired
another great New York Journalist
when he advised young men to go west.
Colonel Harvey's recent Judgment is
not based entirely-on observation from
a car window, but has the' foundation
of close inspection of current events
His advice to the head of one of the
telegraph compantea to build or the
future may well be taken by all who
ar Interested in any way in the ma
terial affairs of the United States west
of the Mississippi river.. - Those of us
who are immediately concerned In the
work are too close to form a very ac
curate judgment as to the magnitude
of what Is now 'being accomplished.
We know that we have been building
and developing, and that as we build
and develop the vista of possibilities
open before us takes on an aspect that
sevtus limitless. The' dreams of fifty
years aro are more than realized to
day. The aspirations of the pioneer
have found actual existence, and the
undertakings of the present are based
not so much on mere hope as on a de
sire to meet conditions that will
shortly, if they do not now, exlBt.
The possibilities of the west are be
yond Immediate measurement. The
constant extension of commercial and
Industrial activity In all directions Is
not only bringing immediate return,
but is widening the prospect so that
sapient observers, such as Colonel Har
vey, are really the most enthusiastic
of our "boosters." And when men of
this type tell the heads of great cor
porations that they must hurry if they
want to keep up with the west, the
people of the west should not feel dis
appointed If they cannot grasp every
thing they see before them.
The invitation of the west to the
enterprising and energetic is as cor
dial today as it ever was, and the cer
tainty of its welcome is even more
The Exaltation of the Pig.
In officially crowning the pig as
king, tho American Meat Packers' as
sociation has enabled a much maligned
animal to come into his own. Since the
days when swine were accused of har
boring evil spirits, they have had much
to contend with in the way of reputa
tion, and their escape from infamy has
been a slow and an uphill fight. It re
mained for the western farmer to ex
ploit the virtues of an animal which
from time Immemorial had been ill-fed.
ill-treated. The dIk had hitherto been
a creature of habits which may now be
traced back to the misunderstanding
of his nature by the animal that con
trolled his destinies, man. The western
farmer, aroused by European antago
nism to American pork, demonstrated
the fitness of the porker's flesh by re
storing the pig to a state of nature and
re-establishing the cleanly habits of
keep and feeding that prevailed when
the pig ran wild. Since the modern
methods of sanitary breeding have been
In vogue, the American pig has stead
ily gained in. favor, until now its pro
ducts rank with other high grade meats
and the porker looks the whole world
In the face and commands the price.
Marking a chapter In the pig's ad
vance In mankind's affairs was the
publication of a laudatory essay by the
English' writer who graced every sub
ject that appealed to him. Lamb turned
from his birthright of mutton to avow
allegiance to the pig. Lamb's pen be
came the fold for theworthy product
of the sty. From the man of letters
came an uplift for the animal of litters.
Epicures learned that the native taste
of the pig was for such dainties as truf
fles, and with increased knowledge of
the porker's predilections Came added
appreciation of the values of his flesh.
Popular approval was long since added
to the estimate of bis porcine lordship,
and he was ripe for the honors that
the packers have, now officially con
ferred upon him.
t No yuletlde festivities of old, no
baronial banquets of feudal days, could
have surpassed this recent feast of the
Armours, the Swifts, the Cudahys, the
Morrises. Pig was monarch; his sway
undisputed, and from his throne he
beheld the men of a nation of meat
eaters devouring his delicacies in every
conceivable form. Leaders In the pack
ing industry vied with one another for
posts of honor at the carving board.
Amid festal ceremonies the roast
suckling and the boar's head and all
the attendant garnishment afforded
the most appetizing provender and
yielded the fullest satisfaction. It
was a triumphant hour for King Pig,
whose eyes twinkled under the crown
placed upon its head by the packers'
hands; at last he had demonstrated
that while his ear might not lend itself
to the uses of a silken purse, neverthe
less he was worthy of eminence at
man's banquet board, that his flesh
was equal to the dignities hitherto ac
corded to few creatures of the animal
The relation between the Indian and
the white man is still a topic tor dis
cussion, not only at Lake Mohonk, but
elsewhere. In spite- of the varying
policies pursued by government offi
cials and the theoretical experiments of
well meaning refprmers, the noble red
man continues to increase and multi
ply, instead of disappearing along with
the buffalo and wild turkey, and is
thriving immensely under contact with
the white man. Lake Mohonk confer
ences may or may not solve the prob
lem, but the Indian is rapidly settling
it for himself, and all in favor of the
white man's ways.
The fact that the official ballot In
New York contains 4,000 names, of
which only three are those of candl
dates for mayor reveals reasons for the
tiger's complacent smile. While Judge
Gaynor la only one of the Tammany
fish in the pan there are others. The
tiger's bid for respectability is through
Judge Gaynor, but all of Its old-fash
ioned tooth-and-nall work is being
done for the candidates who will have
control of the appropriations.
Advanced high school girls in other
cities are now enamored of the furn
ished flat idea, and the co-operative
housekeeping enterprises are utilizing
the energies that they formerly ex
pended on sororities. This will be
hailed by mothers as a sensible and
practical solution of the fraternity
problem, so far as the girls are con
cerned, if it brings them back home
after graduation equipped to wield a
broom or cook a meal.
Chicago's experience with tag day is
evidently like that of other cities the
man who resents his wife's touching
plea for funds smilingly gives up when
approached by a strange woman on
the street and the woman who shrinks
from asking her husband has no hesi
tancy in 'tagging any other masculine
purse within reach.
Sending bloodhounds on the trail of
Kansas City murderer is another re
minder that starting on a trail Is to
the average bloodhound what finding
a clue is to the ordinary detective. In
melodramatic heroism the reputation
of the bloodhound- ls-an exploded bub
ble. - ' .
Candidates on the democratic ticket
say they sent in their assessments and
the treasurer tof . the democratic state
committee says he has received no con
tributions sufficiently large to come
under the provisions of the Bryan pub
licity statute. .. What's the answerT
Being, beaten with a roll of bank
bills is a sufficiently unusual form of
attack to warrant the sufferer in suing
for damages, and yet, the novelty of
the experience ought to count for
something ,ln amelioration.
St. Paul Dispatch.
Dr. Eliot la now out with the declara
tion that there is no hell. The doctor
ought to run' for office on the republican
ticket In Texas.
Mr. Knox's stern determination not to
send a talkative person to China as the
representative 'of this country must be
something- of a disappointment to the In
quisitive Mr. Wu Ting-fang.
A MUgnlded Elephant.
Mr. Roosevelt wae recently compelled
to get behind a tree for the purpose of
escaping- from an infuriated bull elephant.
Some of the people who have been en
gaged In encounters with the gentleman
will regard It as a lucky thing for the
elephant that the 'tree was there.
Troth Perches on Fiction.
"Flew to his rescue" is the ancient
phrase in drnmatlo and romantic litera
ture, but perhaps the first time It was
ever actually done by human means was
when Delagrange mounted his monoplane
and started to the assistance of Captain
Cody, who met with a cerlous accident at
Charier JWaaoon for China T .
Sious City Journal.
The suggestion of Judge Magoon for the
Chinese mission appears logical. Judge
Magoon may not know all about the
orient, but he does know a good deal about
diplomacy in general, and his record for
discretion is well above par. . In the light
of experience one gathers that this is i.ie
sort of a man wanted for the Chinese
mission. : : '. .
An Irritated Governor.
Governor Shallenberger Df Nebraska is
greatly upset by 'the United States circuit
court's decision - overturning the state's
bank deposit', guaranty law. He charges
that the two 'Judges Involved were gov
erned by partisan .considerations that a
democratio colleague was not called into
'JMgmetit"-tipbn he caae. He thinks .the
lower federal, dearts should be deprived, of
their ' powfer '' to set aside state laws. It
does not need to be added that the gover
nor Is a. democrat .arid , the law in ques
tion a democratio meatnire. '.'it ' '
'V . Cost ' of ' Modrrn W r,'
The Anglo-6erman crisis ': Is ' only one
phase of the question In which every na
tion, America Included, Is vitally concerned.
The Impoverishment of the world by war
even by war which is never fought Is the
most Imminent evil now threatening ' the
It costs $10,000,000 to build a warship of
the latest type. Each broadside fired by
such a vessel in practice or at 'an enemy
costs $10,000, and its guns are capable of
discharging six rounds a minute.
The construction of these marine mon
sters Is proceeding at the utmost capacity
of the dock yards and gun foundries, of the
entire world. The peace taxes of the
present are already heavier In the aggre
gate than the burden Imposed to carry on
any of the great wars In history.
BH VAN SAYS "XO."
Democratic Conference Sna-ajestloa
To the proposition of a national con
ference of democrats on the same broad
lines as theme- of the empire state confer
ence In Saratoga, William Jennings Bryan
of Lincoln, Neb., files a bitter demurrer,
lie insists that such a conference could
not be made representative; advises - the
party to stand on the platform of its last
national convention, and asks: "What In
fluence would such a conference have, ex
cept to sound a note of discord T"
Hope is a note of discord when despair
Is the bandmaster. Sense is a note of dis
cord, when fatuity has the baton In hand.
Order is a note of discord when riot Is
giving the keynote. It is precisely such
a note of discord that a representative
conference would sound. It Is precisely
such a note of discord that ought to be
GETTINU ftKJT TO UOOIJ THING.
Green Corn Most Welcome Invader
England is to be conquered again. The
conqueror will not be a German. The con
quest of Albion by the Romans, by the
Angles and Saxons, by the Danes and by
the Normans will seem petty affairs In
comarlson with the coming conquest.
The Imminent conquest will make Eng
land happier and more content. It will not
see a warcioud in every bit of fleecy vapor
that decks the southern horison. It will
not dream of warlords and alarums. It
will no have nightmares about warhorses.
The dogs of war will not always be yelping
on its trail. The North sea will not -be
full of Germans, and the Indian frontier
will not be fringed with Russians.
But the conquest will be complete. Listen
to this from the London Express:
"Corn on the cob" the moat popular of
all American diahes is now t-Htabliuhed
among the luxuries of London. The green
cobs of the maize are being grown ex
tensively in EuHex, and although some of
the. farmers give them to their cows,
others are beginning to recognize that
Londoners have discovered a compara
tively new vegetable, and are sending up
their produce to Coven Garden. Tne de
mand for, "corn on the cob" has Increased
enormously of late, and many EnKlixii
people now fry the grains and eat them
with their breakfast bacon In lieu of to
matoes. We import many more tins and
glabs Jars of "corn on the cob" than we
did a few years ago, and It is quite ap
parent that the Britmh public are growing
as fond tit this Vegetable as their American
Green corn, Juicy and joyous, will eat
lis way through. Britain, The English now
and then appreciate a good thing, and
green corn la all that, and then some.
rolltleal and Itnanolal Oomtneat
en rederal XHofsloa Ferma
nentlj Enjoining irebraaka X.aw.
A Wildcat Measnro.
The Nebraska copy of the Oklahom
populist banking law having been declared
unconstitutional by a federal court, the
banks of that state will not be compelled
to pay the losses of banks that fail. The
court held that the compulsory guarantee
plan was violative of the principle that
mqney cannot be taken from one person to
pay the debts of another, "without due
process of law."
The Oklahoma heresy, which also la to be
tested in the courts, has appealed strongly
to the popullstic element In the west, with
Mr. Bryan as the chief spokesman. But for
his advocacy, or this plan of confiscation,
the people of Nebraska would not have
adopted It. It was heralded as the cure-all
for banking evils, as a far better thing
than the national bank. Indeed, Its advo
cates predicted that It would supplant the
old sytem; but the treasury officials at
Washington pointed out its vulnerable an
gles and advised national banks to have
none of it.
Irritation In Nebraska.
Brooklyn Eagle. '
The galled Jade winces perceptibly when
the governor of Nebraska comes out in a
public Interview bitterly attacking the fed
eral district court for deciding that the
state bank deposit guaranty law Is uncon
stitutional. Nebraska is the mother of this
Idea. Dr. William Jennings Bryan of Lin
coln brought It Into the world. It is a
pretty safe bet that on the state's appeal
to the supreme court, Bryan will be the
pleader, unless he refuses to take the Job.
Bryan has memories of an analogous case
which he argued for Nebraska before the
supreme court, and on which he was de
feated. It was the one affecting the consti
tutionality of the state law fixing railroad
rates within the state. He held that a
reasonable passenger and freight rate was
one which would pay a fair return on the
amount that would be needed at any given
time to reproduce the physical plant of a
railroad. He went farther than to bar out
consideration of securities that might be
partly water. He even banned considera
tion of actual Investment. His law was de
cided to be bad; and the Nebraska statute
was killed. Does he care to repeat his ex
perience? Who can tellT Bryan Is pretty
hard to figure on.
An Extraordinary Decision.
Springfield (Mass.). Republican. 1
It Is an extraordinary decision which
comes from the United States circuit
court at Lincoln, Neb., nullifying the state
deposit guaranty law. To enforce con
tributions by each bank to a common fund
for the payment of losses of failed banks
la held by the court to be depriving one
person of his money to pay the debts of
another, and therefore to be taking prop
erty without due process of law. At first
sight this may seem to be a sensible Judg
ment." But consider tho consequences if
It should be approved by the United States
supreme court. Practically all of the bank
currency reform plana worthy of consider
ation, which have been proposed, provide
at least for a guaranty fund contributed
by all the banks for the redemption of
the notes of failed banks, after the manner
of the Canadian banking system. Now
between the circulating bank note and bank
deposits there is no essential difference.
They are merely different forma of bank
credit. They are equally liability of the
bank. rThe. federal government, moreover,
Is held to a provision against depriving
any one of his property without due process
of law as is the legislature or government
of Nebraska. Therefore, if this decision
is to stand, any reformed national bank
system which should provide a general
guaranty fund of mutual Insurance of
circulating notes, would be outlawed to
that extent. And one may be sure banks
will never be allowed to circulate notes
against their general assets without such a
mutual Insurance of their note liabilities.
IV is not alone the deposit guaranty plan
which Is hit by this decision; It la bank
currency reform also which receives a
End ot a Core-All.
The opinion of the United States circuit
court in the Nebraska bank guarantee case
ought to cause some trepidation among
the Shafroth following in this state that
has been clamoring for an extra session
In which to pass a state bank guarantee
law. similar to the one in effect in Ne
braska and not dissimilar in its vital
aspects from the parent instrument taken
from the "aoologlcal garden of freaks," to
use the Taftonian term in dealing with
This Nebraska law virtually abolished
Individual banking and required all bank
ing corporations to subscribe to" a guar
antee fund to take care of the depositors
of failed banks. OpponenU of the meas
ure claimed that It was in contravention
of the federal constitutional provision
against deprivation of property unless by
due process of law; and that It was "class
legislation" in the sense that it discrimi
nated against the individual in favor of
The court upholds the contentions. It
Insists that banking is a lawful business
and in law does not differ much from the
grocery business. It does not follow, there
fore, that one bank should be forced by
law to go to the aid of another with which
It had nothing in common.
A state has authority to make proper
regulations for the conduct of the banking
business, but this business is not to be
placed under undue restrictions. Any in
dividual or any number of Individuals
may engage in the banking business under
such regulations as the state may legally
make In the exercise of Its police powers.
Tho "bank guarantee" panacea of a year
or two ago, which was to lift the demo
cratic nominee Into the president's chair
and do away with failures and panics, has
gone or is about to go, with the rest of
A KOHGOTTKN Kt! UHD.
How Dr. Cook's Critics Were Silenced
Three Years Ago.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
It may have escaped the memory of most
people that when, soon after Dr. Cook
made the exploration trip three years ago
which he said had led him to the top of
America's highest peak, and the question
of the veracity of Cook's records was
raised, the rnwtter was put to the test
and Cook was vindicated. It was claimed
that Cook's Instruments would not register
an altitude of 30,000 feet, the reported
height of the peak. Cook then, in defense
of his achievement, submitted his instru
ments and hla diary to Prof. George Dav
idson, a recognised authority on geodetic
subjects and the nestor of the Pacific coast
survey. The Instrument were found ac
curate and capable of recording the alti
tude Cook elalmed to have reached; the
diary was found to contain certain material
bearing out the explorer's story. This deci
sion of Davidson's silenced criticism at
that time, and it remained for a disap
pointed naval explorer three years later
to reopen the old question.
. Dr. Cook la fortunate In tho enemies he
haa made. .
Hie Price '
Mrs. Harrlman. who haa 1267.OU0.0OO. Is
said to have no special plans for charity.
But, undoubtedly, she could get one If she
William Travers Jerome writes In tho
Metropolitan magailne on "Real and Quack
Reformers," but he does not raahly under
take to place himself.
Fame comes to men In manv a-ulsns. The
death la announced of "Shorty" Fallon,
"the first fireman to turn the hnaa nn tho
famous Crystal Palace fire in Manhattan"
fifty-one years ago thla month.
The purchase of a sawmill In Hnnrv
by the Countess Siechenyl suggesta the
idea that her full determination tn mt
some Ice in European royal circles has In
nowise diminished with the passing months.
Writing in the Medical Record, Dr. James
J. Walsh, dean of Ford ham University
Medical school, says that the first hospital
ever built in America was erected by the
Spaniard Cortei in Mexico City in 1524.
It was endowed out of revenues obtained
from the properties conferred on him h
the Spanish crowa for hla services In the
conquest of Mexico.
The new dean of the national aniti
guides has been chosen in the person of
wen uaay. uuidea to the capltol are ap
pointed for life. There aro fourteen of
them and they divide the pronts of their
work. It la up to one of the number to
take the earnings of all and divide It.
Cady haa been a guide for fourtn
and Is known to thousands of tourists
Whom he haa shown around the big bulld-
... .- ...
ONE OBSTACLES REMOVED.
Opening; (or Passage of Parcels Post
The report of the United States Express
company, of which ex-Senator Thomaa C.
Piatt waa long the guiding spirit, ahows
that E. H. Harrlman held a block of 12,000,
000 of the company's stock. Harrlman, the
most voracious of all the railroad grabbers,
was also a stockholder in the Adams Ex
press company, of which he was a director
when he died. It Is this intimate connec
tion of politics and railroad management
with the four express companies that en
ables these great inside rings to skim the
cream of freight transportation. As long
as Thomaa C. Piatt was in the United
States senate to his predominating politloal
Influence was attributed the failure of
congress to extend the postal parcels sys
tem. But Piatt Is out, and gone, and the
parcels post is as far from realisation as
ever. Two or three years 'ago the Inter
state Commerce commission made an effort
to lessen the extortions of this quadrilat
eral of monopoly that is spread over the
business of the country, but there was no
If these seml-publlo corporations and
common carriers, the railroad companies,
were compelled to deliver all the freights
they carry the inside express monopolies
would soon cease to exist, and eouM dis
tribute their enormous accumulation of
profits at leisure. When this important
reform in railroad transportation is made
there will be less need of a parcels post,
as the railroad companies could deliver
small freights to nearly all portions of
the country more cheaply than the deliv
ery by mall. This reform would be ot
more value to the maases of American
oonsumers than all that haa been done by
the Interstate Commerce commission sinoe
It waa called Into existence.
"But where," inquired the new arrival,
"do you keep the lost souls who suffer
from the gnawlngs of conscience?"
"My dear sir," answered Pluto, In a fine
strain ot Irony, "do you think anybody w.tn
a conscience ever comes here 7" Chicago
Jonah stepped ashore.
"I left my records In the whale," he ob
served. "Anybody who wants to see them
can go after them."
It was noticed that none questioned his
exploit. New York Sun.
Bubbuba The barber always talks while
he cuts my hair.
Mrs. Hubbubs Well, you use considerable
language when you cut the grass. Har
Young Doctor (exultantly) Well, I've
been successful with my first patient.
Old Doctor Of what did you relieve him?
Young Doctor Two dollars. Philadelphia
"How about . this new student's Ideas
Of orthography?" said one profeimor.
"Ha has me pusslrd," replied the other.
1 can't decide whether he la simply Illit
erate or a spelling reformer in advance of
hla tlme."Buftlo Express.
City Friend spending the day In die
tant auburb) Didn't It ever strike you
that your servant is impertinently inquisi
tive? Subberbs My dear fellow, It's only the
way of a privileged old family retainer.
Why, wotrtd you believe it, that girl has
been with us over five weeks! Harper'
Horrified Cltlaen Hey. there! What are
you poui.dlng that man for?
Man on Top He says he can't remember
whether he ever caild me a liar or not.
I'm (biff!) giving him (biff!) the benuflt
of the doubt 1 Chicago Tribune.
"Your ticket always gets defeated," aad
the practical poUtlolan. "True," answered
the serene prohibitionist. "The country hai
i But yet developed water power eufficiwut
An Edison Phonograph can be bought
for your price whether it is $15.00 or a
higher price up to $1 25.00, all playing
both Amberol and Standard Records.
. But you cannot measure the Phono
graph by money.. Whether the pricfe
is $15.00 or $125.00, it is not much
to pay for an instrument that will last
a lifetime, which will furnish you good
music every day, which will furnish
you better entertainment than you can
buy in any other way, which will teach
your children to love the best music,
which will bring into your own home
what other people pay large sums, and
go a long distance to hear.
Ediion Standard Records . . . ft
Fditon Amberol Rtcordt (twice as toog) oe
Ediioa Grand Opera Records j. , sa
There are Kditon dealers everywhere. Go to the nesrent
and hear the Ediioa Phonograph play boi Edion Standard
and Amberol Recordi. Get complete catalog from yootl
sealer or (rora us.
NATIONAL PHONOCRAFH COMPANY
7B Lakeside Areaee. Oreai, N. J.
In Nebraska, and
carry huge stocks
of tho, models
mentioned In thol
on this page toda
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to compete with lung power." Washington
"I wonder that reformers have not at
tacked the tables tn arithmetic! which aro
taught the children in schools."
"Whv should they attack such things aa
those ?" ...
"On the ground of morality. Those ta
bles make drams and scruples go together."
WELCOME TO WOBTHY WOMEN. .
If Omaha were walled with stone,
And at its gates both day and night'
The guns of sternest watchmen shone,
Yet would the guards, with true delight,
Olve welcome and swing wide the gates
To those who come with motives good.
So warmeHt welcome here awaits
The nation's noblest womanhood.
From many regions, near and far, n
With hope and purpose pure and BtrWaV
As following some guiding star,
You come with that sweet, hallowed song
Of "Home, Sweet Home," upon your lips.
Blest guardians of that pure fount
Supplied by true companionship.
The cause so dear to you shall mount
Above the heartless schemes of men,
Above the hrutinh motives rise,
Until tho righteous spirit reign
That loves and lifts and purifies.
A. Iloape Co. adopt Label for Its Hand
Wrought "Framer'a Craft Shop"
"Framer'a Craf Shop" work is so ex
clusive,, so high' classed and out M tho
ordinary, that the A- HoPe company of
151S Douglas street, orlginatora lif the
idea, are now attaching a gold identify
ing label to each piece of work I turned
out. . '.'', f
This label bears the initials "F. C. S ,"
and has been duly trade-marked to
serve in future years aa a symbol of all
that Is good in the art of framing pic
tures. ,' '
The A. Hospe company shows now over ,
2.500 distinct styles of moldings Over
2.000 of which are strictly exclusive
and your picture if brought here to be
framed, will be handled by. master crafts-
men from the very beginning.- -
A frame produced in the "Framer'a
Craft Shop" will be a thing of Joy to
artist eyus; hand wrought; deftly fin
ished, and possessed of some distinguish
ing feature, no matter how low the price
may be. '. ' v
In speaking of the price the A. Hospe
Company wishes it inderstond that
Frarner's" Craft Shop" production will
not coat a penny more than usual cus
tomary high class work, and in addition
one secures with each frame a five-year
guarantee something new In the picture
This guarantee assures you that a
frame bearing the "F. C. S." label, will
net pull apart, warp, crack or split and
should be made the most of by intending
The "Framer'a Craft Shop" Is expert-X
enclng a phenomenal run of business f
Omaha patrons are fal realising where
the "hand wrought" tremes come from.
See these swagger "T. C. B." framea
any time obliging experts will be
pleased to exhibit them at the
A. HOSPB CO..
"'Jill Douglas Street.
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