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T1IK P.F.K: OMAHA. TUESDAY, MAKCH 15. 1910.
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changed often aa requested.
Omaha's present fire limits were es
tablished In .1 S 9 4. Now is the time to
The weather man seems to be doing
his best to Wing out the green In time
for St. Patrick's day.'
The German airship line will charge
$55 for a Uifrty-rnile "trip. What do
you know about Germany's 2-cent fare?
If an expert is needed to examine
Commander Peary's record, Dr. Cook
ought to know when a record is
As a means for working free adver
tising for Council JJluffs the successive
"miko" trials will be voted an unquali
fied success. ', ,
' Something of a paradox In the
$300,000 fire. In New. York fireproof
building, the blaze 'due to spontaneous
The Chantecler hat has reached this
country and poultry raisers will take
warning to lopk out , for their Wyan
Now If thos fruit buds will only
hang on a little while longer we will be
able to kill the peach crop this year as
many times as ever.-
Judge Knesaw Mountain Landis has
just fined a Chicago man $15,000 for
selling oleomargarine.. Nothing cheap
ibout oleo. at that price.
It is noticeable that every time the
"old guard" at Albany wins a battle
over Governor Hughes It adds greatly
to the governor's popularity.
Please note, that Congressman Hitch
cock's announcement of his candidacy
for Uuited States senator in his own
paper occupies the space usually given
to the cartoon.
The-number of heiresses to the
Swopa millions in Kansas City Is cer
tainly cause for wonder. The number
of a rich man's relatives multiplies
fast after his death.
Now that Germany is building a
monster airship which will carry sixty
passengers, Great Britain is due to
have another attack of hysteria and a
war scare nightmare.
Khartoum Is planning to give Theo
dore Roosevelt a warm time. The
temperature there ' was 105 In the
shade the other day and bids fair to
keep it up for a month or more.
It does not seem to make much dif
ference to Paulhan,-the French avia
tor, whether the wind blows or not
when he flies. But there Is nearly al
ways one mistake with a final amen to
It In such cases.
Youug Mr. Knox says, "I believe I
am able to earn enough for the two of
us." But look here, It Is not a case of
"believe" after the marriage ceremony
it Is a case of "have to earn enough
for the two of, us." .
Over In Iowa a seed corn special Is
to follow up the work of seed testing
to make sure . against crop failure
through the planting of poor corn.
What's the matter with a seed corn
tpeclal tor Nebraska?
A Missouri doctor advocates the
chloroforming of hopeless Idiots, but If
the Jury, which condemns them, were
to go only on actions there would be
danger of a fearful salughter at cer
taln'seasons pf toe year, , '
The Homecoming of Eoosevelt.
In spite of the criticism which has
been heaped upon him and all of his
effort", every class of people through
out the I'nltod States will Join In spirit
in the "welcome home" to be accorded
Theodore Roosevelt as he returns from
the east, Whether republican or demo
crat. Insurgent or reactionary, western
farmer or Wall street broker, all have
a keen admiration for the man and
respect for his ability In the various
fields of his activity. He Is without
doubt the most popular man in the
nation today, If not in the world, and
the preparations being made for his re
ception are widely sanctioned. The
whole people of the country are proud
of him and will extend to him a wel
The plan now seems to he for a
nation-wide celebration. A big re
ceptlon will take place In New York.
A tour of the west has been asked for
a continuation of the reception, but Its
eventuality is doubtful. The chances
are that Mr. Roosevelt will prefer to
remain at home for a time at least
But be that as it may, the west as
well as the east will see to It that the
home-coming of our only living ex-
president is one of the most notable
events of the year.
Laws of the Air.
With the possibility of aerial naviga
tion as an economic factor in com
merce as a matter of a few yearB hence,
and aerial pleasure tours of even closer
proximity, rules to be recognized
among aviators themselves and laws
for the protection of the general
public are ' considerations of no
small Importance. This form of
travel presents a new feature In pub
11c safety and in trade relations. Will
It be necessary to have a fleet of aerial
revenue cutters to protect our tariff
boundaries? Also, what of preferred
routes and of terminal facilities?
It la natural to expect that the rules
and laws to be observed In aerial traf
fic will develop only as the traffic
itself develops. This will also be
the case as to rlghtofway, travelers'
etiquette and courtesy. Who should
have the right of way when two aerial
crafts meet and how will either of
them know when It has It? What will
bo neutral territory . In time of war,
and what regulations will govern all
landing privileges? There are 101
points of Importance in the evolution
of this form of travel which will have
to be settled by some 'competent
authority. Just as the laws of the
ocean and laud travel have been
evolved through the years and cen
turies to present acceptation and ob
servance so is It necessary for the laws
of the air to be developed for safety,
for courtesy, for speed, and for con
venience. Minneapolis and Omaha.
While sympathizing folly with other
folks' misfortunes, still If misery loves
company there may be some solace for
Omaha in the report just made by a
special staff correspondent for the Chi
cago Tribune depicting typhoid condi
tions In Minneapolis. The Tribune is
giving publicity to the woes of Minne
apolis by request of Minneapolis citi
zens, so It says, because the home
newspapers are not disposed to adver
tise Ihelr city as the center of an epi
demic of sickness. The story, .how
ever, would have a certain familiar
ring with merely a change of names
and be easily mistaken for some of the
exaggerated yarns thai have been cir
culated about Omaha. For example:
The source of the fever germ la the Mis
sissippi river, from which the city draws
Its water supply. Contamination of the
river water la charged against smaller
cities further up the river Bralnard, St.
Cloud and Anoka where typhoid has been
Physicians without exception advise
against the use of the city water for any
Eleven spring water companies do an
enormous business delivering spring water
at 5 cents a gallon.
The construction of a great cement aque
duct to Lake Superior to provide the water
supply for, both Cities (St. Paul and Minne
apolis) would cost S30.00O.000, according to
estimates of engineers.
All of which Is interesting and In
structive. If the clear, lake-fed Mis
sissippi can be accused of carrying
fever germs, of course the turgid,
muddy Missouri cannot be expected to
be entirely Without "failings. 'We only
wonder, however, that they have not
discovered up in Minneapolis that
five pounds of chloride of lime to
every 1,000,000 gallons of water will
solve the whole problem. What a
chance for the distinguished members
of the Omaha Water board to volun
teer themselves to the rescue.
Our amiable democratic contempor
ary throws another double column fit
over the disclosure brought out by the
charge of bad faith by the late Senator
Piatt against Former President Har
rison of an alleged Incidental offer by
Piatt during the campaign of 18S8 to
raise $500,000 for the campaign fund
In consideration of being permitted to
name, the secretary of the interior,
which It tells us "is a revelation full
of Interest because of its Indirect bear
ing on the Balllnger Investigation."
This Is about as far fetched a cry as
could possibly be imagined, and the
suggestion that cabinet offices have
been put on the bargain counter and
bid oft at auction, either under the
Harrison administration or any subse
quent administration. Is without ques
tlon, pure mendacity. Whether Mr.
Balllnger shall prove to be the right
man In the right place or not, no one
with any knowledge of the facts would
contend that consideration of campaign
contributions determined the choice of
cabinet members by Mr. Taft.
For the first time In our political
history the contributors to the
national campaign fund, and the
amounts contributed by each, were
made public and filed under oath by
the treasurer of the republican
national committee who was chosen
at the instance of Mr. Taft in order
that he might be subject to the New
York law for publicity of campaign con
tributions. There were no very large
contributions to the republican cam
paign fund from anyone who has been
recognized by appointment to office,
while on the other side $30,000 was put
into Mr. Bryan's strong box from a
single source In spite of the pretended
rule establishing a $10,000 limit. Had
Mr. Bryan by accident been elected
and made a cabinet officer out of the
man responsible for the $30,000 con
tribution, or of some one representing
him, there might have been real reason
to talk about a bargain and sale.
Convict Labor on Public Highways.
The recent discussion In congress
over the use of convict labor In the
construction of the military highway
between Forts Leavenworth and Riley
In Kansas has aroused widespread In
terest. The highway in question, If
thus built, will cost the government
nothing except the. support of the
prisoners engaged In the work, an ex
pense required at all times, for the
townships through which the road is
to pass will furnish the material neces
sary. But the discussion centers
around the principle of using convict
labor In general in the construction of
public roads or In other public work.
With the exceptions of those In the
prison hospitals, all convicts, whether
state or federal, are supposed to be
employed In some manner within the
prison Itself. Some of the prisons turn
out manufactured articles of com
mercial value, which encounters ob
jection because It puts convict labor
directly In competition with free labor
and especially skilled labor. But the
employment of convicts In road-build
ing does not produce the same sort of
competition except with the unskilled
kind and then usually on work that
would not otherwise be done at all. The
public generally recognizes the fact
that the government must employ the
prisoners to keep them out of mis
chief, and to preserve the proper con
ditions of health In body and mind and
if they must be employed, road work
seems least objectionable.
The economy of good roads is not
to be scoffed at during these days of
overland travel. Convict labor for the
construction of. these roads Is a con
slderatlon of no small Importance In
that It produces the road at a minimum
of cost and without competition with
skilled labor. Where it has been tried
In recent years, chiefly in the south, It
Is popular even with the convicts them
selves and the work is of as high a
grade as that which the average town
ship usually gets because of the super
vision and discipline necessary in hand
ling the convicts. The employment of
convicts outside of prison walls need
not entail the "horrors of the convict
camp,' so common in earlier years. If
the federal government as well as the
Individual states can use convict labor
In building roads to good advantage
and the convicts themselves receive as
much care and as good treatment as
they would within their prisons there
can be no good reason to prevent.
The High School Campus.
The suggestion that part of the pro
ceeds of the proposed $750,000 bond
issue for new buildings shall be used
to erect a manual training building
on one corner of the High School cam
pus is bringing out protests against
defacing" this beautiful and sightly
school ground. This same question
has been up before and has always
been decided In favor of preserving
the High School campus exclusively
as a setting for the High School build
ing. When a new building was to be
erected for the Central school some
people favored putting it on one cor
ner of the High School square In order
to save the money required to buy an
other site, but a separate site was
finally bought In the near vicinity, and
we believe no one in Omaha feels that
any mistake was made or-would have
the decision reversed now. We do not
know whether or not manual training
can be accommodated In the High
School building proper, but If It is
necessary to put up-a manual training
building distinct from the High School
building, there Is no reason why it
should not take the same course as
was pursued with the. Central school
and find a suitable location facing the
High School campus, but not part of It.
All this brings us back to the point
which The Bee has already raised,
namely, that before the taxpayers are
asked to vote $750,000 of bonds for
new school buildings, they should be
told exactly what buildings are con
templated and the maximum amount
of money to be spent on each, and this
schedule should be made part of the
bond proposition, so that the money.
when once voted, cannot be diverted
from the original purpose. These
buildings cannot be erected all at
once and school boards change from
time to time. If we are to vote school
bonds let us have a definite program
for the expenditure of the money so
definite that all parts of the city re
quiring additional school accommoda
tions will be assured of having their
Immediate needs provided for.
Instead of coming to the front with
the names of the "prominent demo
cratic lawyer" and the "well known re
publican officeholder" hired by the cor
porations to "fix" all the. candidates
for state senator from Nebraska this
year, Edgar Howard crawfishes and
backs op and asks for more time. The
only additional information he gives Is
that the "republican officeholder"
holds a state office In Lincoln. Kdgar
has made a brave show of uncovering
a great conspiracy, but when it comes
to naming the men he will flunk most
miserably, Just as he has several times
before on similar occasions.
The recount of the vote in South
Omaha puts out of the running the
present police commissioner, who was
seeking a democratic nomination for
the city council. This makes It cer
tain that all three of Governor Shallen
berger's police commission appointees
for South Omaha will step down and
out with the expiration of their terms.
It Is to be presumed that Governor
Shallenberger appreciates the compli
ment. It Is said that Andrew Carnegie was
recently surprised to find that he had
overlooked a little matter of $3,000,
000, having forgotteen all about It.
8uch a little afTalr as that, with the
surprise which must follow, might
have been enough to make any other
man jump head first into the Missouri
river by way of celebrating.
What It would cost to hold a special
election In Omaha to vote bonds would
pay the Interest on $100,000 for a
year. A special election will be a
costly luxury unless there Is something
depending on it so urgent .that we
would lose more than that by waiting
for the regular election in the fall.
Colonel Fanning writes from Rome
that he has been traversing pavements
laid nearly 3,000 years ago. If he
would come home and go over some of
our pavements he will think they were
laid at least 3,000 years ago, and not
cleaned since they were laid.
Colonel Bryan has given the assur
ance that he would not take any part
In the senatorial race as between Con
gressman Hitchcock and other demo
cratic candidates equally loyal. Yes,
but what as between candidates who
have been more loyal?
Extending the fire limits will not
pull down the old shacks that now dis
figure the business district of Omaha,
but It will prevent the erection of new
shacks and the necessity of their sub
A Distressing- Discover!.
It Is distressing to learn that the Ameri
can people have Buffered a loss of 1125.55 by
reason of oxidation In the normal weight of
a coinage of lt00.00,000.
Awaiting; the Master's Voice.
Nebraska democrats admit that they do
not know what they will do In the coming
campaign. Mr. Bnyan will be home In a few
days and tell them.
Effect of Diet.
If theres anything In the theory that
the diet affecr'tte flesh,' Rldhard Strauss,
composer of "riaiome" and "Elektra," has
been living 'upon cold storage eggs and
I ; ,
Torn On the Ona,
One of the unpleasant features connected
with the life of a United States supreme
court justice Is that one has to decide such
questions as the nominal life or death of
the greatest trusts that ever asphyxiated
an opponent, r'
Xo Comfort Worth Mentioning.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
A profound 'silence is being noticed in
democratic papers In regard to the fact
that the postal bank bill received the solid
republican vote In the senate. Not a
crumb of Insurgency was left to console the
editors who expected so much from It.
The Homrleaa Ones.
That debate In congress on the proposal
to buy houses for our ambassadors abroad
revlvea the good story of Joe Choate and
the London bobby who suspected him and
demanded why he didn't go home. Said
Choate: "My dear sir, I haven't any home:
I'm the American ambassador."
Agreement on One Point.
According to one, Walter Brown, of Wash
ington, who testified before Mr. Lodge's
committee, the prioe of pork is high be-
causo a recent wheat . corner doubled the
price of bran. According to other authori
ties the price Is high because the price of
corn Is high. According to still others the
price Is hlgli on account of the scarcity of
hogs. And according to even a greater num
ber of people, the price Is high because
the trafflo manages somehow or other to
bear It. put you will note the perfect un
animity about the price being high.
Gur Birthday Book
Maroh IS, 1810.
St. Clulr McKelway, editor of the Brook
lyn Eagle, was born March 15, 1845, at
Columbia, Mitts. He Is recognized aa one
of the most forceful journalists in active
newspaper woik. and was among the
speakers at one of the Omaha club ban
quets a few years ago.
L. II. Bailey, director of the Agriculture
college at Cornell university and member
of President Roosevelt's Country Life com
mission, Is 52. Professor Bailey was born
In Michigan and atarted out as professor
of agriculture In Michigan university,
Wallace Irwin, who writes humorous
poetry for weekly and monthly maglilnes.
Is celebrating his 35th birthday anniver
sary, and If he perpetrates more poetry
it will, at least, be good poetry. He used
to be In newspaper work In fcan Francisco,
but Is now located in New York.
George P. llcmls. former mayor of
Omaha Is "3 today. Ex-mayor Bemls first
came here as private secretary of George
Francis Train. He Is widely traveled and
widely read, and is now engaged In the
real estate business aa the George P.
Bemis Real Estate company, with offlcea
In the Brandels building.
James Clark Young, algnal engineer on
the I.'nlun Pacific, was born March 15, 1S78
In Washington. He entered the service of
the Southern Pacific In U7S, and by suc
cessive promotlona has come into Ills pres
Robert B. Carter, the building contrac
tor, is 50 today. Mr. Carter was assistant
city building Inspector for three years and
building inspector for three years, con
cluding his service in 103, since which time
he has been doing general contracting.
Matters of Interest Or aad Back
of tba firing Una Qleaaea from
the Army asa Wavy Xegister.
One of the most Important decisions ren
dtred by the comptroller Is that which holds
that the deposits of enlisted men In the
army and navy are not exempt from lia
bility for debts to the t'nlted States. Il
has hitherto been regarded that such do
posits were exempt. This Is a far-reaching
decision and aa a result of It any Indebted
ness nn a final statement. In excess of pay
and allowance due the Individual, will be
deducted from any deposits that he might
It has been decided to equip the army
with small arms hereafter manufactured
with knurled or roughened butt plates. In
place of the smooth plates heretofore used.
The new plate will tend to prevent th?
rifle from slipping on the shoulder when
in the firing position, and It will not pro
duce material reflection In sunlight. This
contemplated change In the butt plats has
been before the ordnance officers for some
time, and the new plate Is adopted to have
careful consideration of all phases of the
About the only construction which the
War department will be able to do during
the nfxt fiscal year as a result of legisla
tion, at this session of congress Is that for
target ranges at Sparta. Wis., and on the
military reservation of Fort D. A. Russell,
Wyo. These two projects Involve an ex
penditure of $64,000, and the quartermaster's
department is now at work on the plans
and specifications for the construction and
equipment of the ranges. Under the terma
of the army bill It will be possible to begin
the work Immediately, as the appropriation
Is available when the bill becomes a law,
The work Includes at Sparta the construc
tion of a concrete store house, portable
railroad, and Improvements on cajnp sites
for water and sanitation and at Fort D. A
Russell the completion of the range, of
the available appropriation, $40,000 Is to be
expended at Sparta and the remainder at
Fort D. A. Russell.
The War department has received very
few responses to the letters sent out to
the adjutant generals of states asking for
a report of the militia organisations which
are proposed for participation In the Joint
army and militia maneuvers during the
coming summer. The Interest, which has
hitherto been taken by the mllltla officials
to this project and which stimulated con
gress to provide In the pending nrray ap
propriation act the Item of $1,350,000 to de
fray the cost of these encampments, in
aicatea mat there would be a prompter
response to the calls for Information from
the state authorities. Quite aa little In
terest, too, of a practical sort ha been
manifested In the proposition to designate
cavalry, field artillery, engineer and signal
officers of the organized militia for instruc
tion preceding the Joint maneuvers. The
War department has gone to some trouble
to organize certain courses of Instruction
for officers of cavalry and field artillery at
fort Riley and for officers of engineers
and signal troops at Fort Leavenworth. It
ia planned that these courses shall take
about thirty days and terminate not later
than June 30. It was expected that the re
sponses to . this arrangement for the of
ficers who would be. benefited by this
training would be given with promptness
and enthusiasm. It la disappointing to the
War department that no more Interest Is
taken In these two subjects of such Im
portance to the mllltla. , .
The bureau of navigation receives many
curious letters from young men In various
parts of the country who are desirous of
enlisting In the naval service, and one of
the most Interesting communications re
cently sent In came from a boy not yet 17
years of age, who lives In a town In north
ern New York. He received the attractively
Illustrated pamphlet, which la Issued by
the bureau containing Information for the
benefit of possible recruits, whereupon he
Informed the Navy department that he
wished to be accepted, although, he would
not be of the' required age for several
months. He says: "I think If I have to
wait Until September to enlist, I will be
In my grave, as my desire for the navy Is
too strong. Before closing this let
ter I wish to state that I have read the
book through at least six times and found
it so Interesting that I have not slept for
one week. I think if you felt as I do for
the Navy that you would not sleep either."
The Navy department was not able to
waive the age limit on this urgent and In
sistent appeal, as It Is adhering strictly to
the regulations In that particular. The
compilers of the pamphlet are much grati
fied over the fact that It possesses the
qualities which will keep a growing boy
wide-awake for one week. Most govern
ment documents are calculated to put folks
DIMIMSIIEVU FARM EXPORTS.
World-Wide Effect of Decreased Sur
plus in ITnlted States.
Wall Street Journiil.
Slowly but surely the nronnrtinn of
farm products to our total exports Is di
minishing. In lffil-65 It was 80.4 per cent
Twenty years later It had become 78 3 per
cent. From 1875 to 1SS3 the share of farm
products In exports was practically sia
tlonary. But thereafter the decline began
to be more rapid. In 1891-95 the proportion
was M.7 per cent., and In 1901-05 It was at
Its lowest, or 61.4 per cent.
What does this charge imnlv? First
that our population Is Increasing so ran-
Idly aa to enable us to spare Ics for an
cxpoitablo surplus. Secondly. It means
that our manufactures are playing a large
roie in the total value of exports. And,
thirdly, It means that the Importing coun
tries of the world have, to a greater ex
tent during this half century, become less
dependent upon tho United States for a
supply of bieadstuffs. Within this pfrlod,
Australasla,a Argentina, and Canada have
all come to the front at exporters of
bieadstuffs on a scale large enough to
alter fundamentally our own position In
International exchange. '
This holds good for nearly everything but
cotton. Cotton alone binds us to the old
regime. In fact, our enormous exports of
wheat from 1875 to 1893, a momentous
period of twenty years, did much to force
continental Europe from agriculture to
seek salvation In manufacturing. This
revolutionary Influence from our wheat sur
plus Is Baps' iHrgely gone, but the effects
of the change are still traceable In the
Institutions, policies, and the peoples of the
old world, In nearly every codntry west of
the Russian frontier.
Nowhere have the effects been so great
as at home, because of the power of a con
tinuous agricultural surplus to draw capital
and labor from foreign countries Into the
United States for the development of It
New York Hun.
The Hon. James Gordon, lately a senator
In congress from Mississippi, was a joy
and remains a wonder. He actually voted
according to what steraed to him the weight
voted on the republican side. That such a
man could get Into the senate, even by
appointment, seems still incredible.
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We have equipped
TWO NEW ROOMS
adjoining the SAFE DEPOSIT V.U'LTS, with every
convenience for the holding of
Meetings of Committees,
A telephone call will
reserve one for your use.
When the supply of brick gives out In
Philadelphia policemen are given a hand
out of frankfurters.
Correspondents who distinguished them
selves at Che Foo and Mole St. Nicholas
are booked for their greatest stunt under
Senator Tillman Is Improving slowly.
His mind la almost entirely clear and an
Improvement Is noted in his paralyzed
side. It Is scarcely probable that the sen
ator will again apptar in the senate.
uoming events cast their shadows on
the placid Nile. A special correspondent
on the spot tiotes that Mr. Roosevelt
approached Khartoum wearing, with
other garments, "a red shirt and a green
To aid In keeping the unemployed from
taking the places of union workmen out
on strike, James Eads How, the "mil
lionaire hobo," of St. Louis, Mo., has been
summoned to Philadelphia. How is the
organizer of the National Unemployed
The golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs.
John V. Klncade. recently observed in
Kansas City, presented unusual features.
The family group consists of the parents,
four sons, two daughters, twelve grand
children and six grfat grandchildren, and
no death has broken the charmed circle.
Record of President Tnft Notable for
Number and Frankness.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
Some statistical person has figured out
that In the first year of his administration
President Taft made 348 speeches. The
highest record that his predecessor had In
any one year was 242 speeches, and Mr.
Roosevelt was always ready to reach the
public. In all this amplification of pub
licity something has been lost of the dig
nity of reserve that often becomes public
characters. It Is possible for a president
to talk too much. When President Taft
had concluded his amazing' Journey, cov
ering, we believe, spme 13,000 miles, he
seemed to have absolutely freed his mind
of all Its thoughts bearing on current
problem".-' The result of this was to'Jeave
nothing new to put into his annual mes
sage and accordingly the country found It
V Would It be possslble for any man to
make several hundred consecutive and
forced speeches without saying some things
that would later return to plague him?
We very much doubt It. President Har
rison had the best gift at making littlo
speeches on a tour of any president, per
haps In all the long lino of them. Presi
dent Taft Is not so gifted as a public
speaker, and In making 348 speeches a year
he could scarcely avoid disclosing at times
what James A. Garfield once called "the
Btaggerlngs of his mind" that Is, the
revelation of matters not quite licked Into
But the Impression ' which President
Taft's many speeches has left upon the
country is that of an honest frankness,
joined with tho Intention to do Ills best
and to take the consequences. It Is rather
more likely that as this administration pro
ceeds It will slowly, perhaps, but none the
less surely, command public confidence,
because of the clear honor and the right
intent of the man at the head of It.
A TRIUMPH OP COMPETITION.
Rivalry Spars Development of Into,
The splendid development of the automo
bile Industry In the United states. In the
last few years, Is one of the most striking
demonstrations ever made of the valua of
competition, and plenty of It, In stimulat
ing Industrial and commercial progress.
From the first there hat been the keenest
possiblo rivalry In the making and sale ot
motor vehicles. The struggle for leader
ship has covsred everything. It has been
waged on motive power, equipment, dura
bility and cost. It has Included repairs,
running expenses, speed and beauty. No
detail has been forgotten. The spur of
"She Uses Lenox Soap "
THAT IS PRETTY GOOD EVIDENCE of
woman's qualifications a houieheeper,
IT SHOWS that aho hnonf, values that sho gets
the worth of her money
TOR IT IS A FACT that Lenox Soop Is the best
of cheap laundry soaps i the cheapest of good
BUT IT IS NOT SO CHEAP as to be unsatis
factory nor yet so high-priced as to be beyond
the reach of the women who has to maKe every
penny count. '
It is cheep AND good, good AND cheep.
Lenox Soap-Just fits the hand
Capital $ 500,000,00
Surplus & Prof itsJ0a000,00
many-sided competition has been too sharj,
fur the slightest negligence.
Tho result has been extraordinary gnlnk
In every direction. Power and speed and
general efficiency have been carried to tht
highest degree. A muHltudo of motor ve
hides has been produced for the needs ol
purchasers from nil classi-s, from all sec
tions, for all purposes, within the widest
possible limits. Automobiles have been
evolved to meet every locality's wants and
every emergency's demands. The entire ln
dUHtty has developed In a way which woulj
be Impossible where competition was less
tense and less effective.
On this all-pcrvadlng rivalry the motofc
vehicle Interests of the United States hav,sS
flourished amazingly. This country has far
surpussed all others In the number and va
riety of Its automobiles, and the many
sided growth of the business founded upon
American trade has enabled American man
ufacturers and dealers to find a great and
growing foreign outlet for their motor cars.
It may fairly be said that competition has
been the chief source of all this vast prog
ressa growth which Is one of the Indus
trial wonders of the, world,
A PACKAGE OF SMILES.
"The speech of that departing senator is
said to have been unique, almost unparal
leled In the annuals of the senate."
"I heard it, remarked Senator Wombat,
'It was unique. He didn't want anytHlng."
Uncle Ezra Time was when a farmer
had everything he needed light on his owu
Cncle Eben Right ye nre. Ezra! But of
late years, there ain't a month passe
but my wife's got to go to the store after
something she can't make herself. Puck.
Madge What makes you think Charley
has a tobacco heart?
Marjorle lie seems to card more for his
old plpo than he does for me. Judge.
"Madame. I thought I would tell you I
met your husband a while ago. aa I heard
he had started from home to kill a man ho
"Oh, sir, tell me was my poor William
"No; madamc; your poor William was
only half shot." Baltimore American.
"Mrs. Uppersett takes such great inter
est In her baby."
"Yes; she says she was delightfully sur
prised when It camo, aa she had obtained
her Ideas about babies from the comic sup
plements, you snow. i'uck.
' ' j 'fVi;i! '' t ti.f t-
"Dearie," said Mrs. Ncwlywed. "I've kept
our household accounts all right this year,
but there's one Item that puzzles mc. I'v
set down 1111.10. and I can't make nut
whether we owe It or w net her It's some
thing you gave me for something."
"Let'B see," answered Mr. N. "Why,
dearest, that's all right. The 1910 la what
year this is." Cleveland Leader.
DON'T DISTURB THEM.
8. E. Klser In the Record-Herald.'
Never be a peace disturber for amuse
ment of your own;
Do not aggravate a bulldog that Is gnaw
ing at a bone;
Don't disturb a mule to witness how his
hind feet may be shown
They live lougnst who are willing to let
well enough alone.
Don't disturb them, don't disturb them,
If they do not bother you.
But peacefully continue on your way;
Never start out hunting trouble. '
You will find It If you do.
There always Is a painful price to pay
Kor getting gay.
If your wife la calmly sleeping when yotz
stumble homer at night
Don't disturb her by commanding her to
rise and strike a light:
Let her sleep away serenely While you try
with all your might
To get Into your pyjamas and creep softly
out of sight.
Don't disturb her. don't disturb hei
If she's not disturbing vou. T
But silently ttp-toe yourself away;
Never start out hunting trouble.
You will find It If vou do.
There always Is a painful price to pay
r or getting gay.
ibfn't disturb the busy burglar, who Is
If .ie auks you, tell him kindly where the
silver may be found;
Do not foolishly endeavor to be on Mm at
Ha would probably resent It If you mad
warlike sound. -
Don't disturb him, ilon't disturb him,
If he's not disturbing you,
Pull the blankets up and try to fade away
Never start out minting iroume,
You will find it If you do,
There always Is a painful price to pay
For getting gay.
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