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State of Nebraaka. Douglas County, as :
Oaorfe B. Tarhuck. treaaurer of The
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worn, says that the actual number of
full and complete coplea of The Dally,
Morning. Evening and Sunday Bee printed
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aa follow a:
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t 43.810 17 43,110
$...,, 49,700 IS 43,030
4. 49,080 19 43,090
6 48360 20 41,800
41,SO0 21 43,140
7 48,940 SI 48,880
43,790 - 3t 48,490
48,710 24 48,000
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11 48,810 1 48,630
12 48,980 27 41,400
13 41,700 J 49,610
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1910. M. P. WALKER.
abecrlkwra learla the city teas,
aorertly aeal4 kava The Be
mallet ta theaa. Aadre.a will be
ckil aa aftea sue ra.sted.
It Is up to April to make good as
the month of showers.
Mount Etna is still "erupting," and
with true trade union spirit Vesuvius
threatens a sympathetic eruptron.
Judging from the output, the demo
cratic roorbach factory at South
Omaha is again working overtime.
No one would object to the "boy
wonder" taking that trip to Venus If
he would-only cay less and get busy.
That athletic meet should have had
a rope-throwing contest on the pro
gram to give Mayor "Jim" a chance to
It is now suggested that instead of
writing his autobiography Jack John
son is to write about "Police judges I
The April uplift magazines are now
fighting the Cannon-tnsurgent war
over sgain with all the vim of a Nicar
Take note that Nebraska's first State
Conservation congress has been duly
pulled off without any Plnchot
Wonder how long it will be before
eggs and pork as a possible bi-mone-tary
standard will be advocated by
some sage of democracy.
But it does not help the crops for
the weather man to say "it looks like
rain." Do not haggle about appear
ances,, but just turn it on.
The prince of Monaco has granted a
constitution to his people and there is
a seven by ten celebration in that
Rhode Island-like monarchy.
When Omaha becomes a relay point
for transcontinental aeroplane traffic
it will, of course, be one of the high
spots on the air line map.
With the assessor and the census
taker coming so closely together it will
be absolutely Impossible to make the
neighborhood .gossip go around.
A trifle premature for the Washing
ton correspondents to worry about
what Theodore Roosevelt will say on
his western trip this coming summer.
.Summed up and boiled down, the
milk In the cocoanut Is that Missouri
river water tastes all right but might
look better If bleached with chloride of
The chances are that Mississippi
would get along better If it would
squelch Governor Vardaman for keeps
nd elevate Uncle Jim Gordon on a
What about enlarging the fire
limits? Can It be that the hitch Is
due to the aversion of some of our
franchise corporations to putting more
of their wires under ground?
Now that a noble English woman
has come to America in search of a
rich American husband, our heiresses
may awaken to the necessity of con
tervtng America's natural resources.
When Theodore Roosevelt told the
Egyptian editors that he, too, was a
newspaper man they ell sat up, feeling
as 'tfine as B, fiddle, or something like
that, and immediately started sorae-
Roosevelt's Conspiracy of Silence.
Whether Mr. Roosevelt has cablod
Mr. Plnchot to meet him or has in
vited Minister Straus to a conference,
or from time to time has Interviews
with distinguished Americans whom he
may meet on hi9 European itinerary,
we may put It down as settled that ho
will not give public expression to his
views on American politics or take
sides In any pending political contro
versies until after he gets back on
It Is authoritatively announced In
the current Issue of the Outlook, which
parades the name of Theodore Roose
velt as "contributing editor," and
whose publisher is now with Mr. Roose
velt's party, that Mr. Roosevelt "not
only Is not expressing any opinion con
cerning American politics, but that he
Is not even forming any In his own
mind, and will refrain from doing even
the latter until sufficient time has
elapsed after his return to America to
enable him to become entirely familiar
with the whole situation." Speaking
for itself, the Outlook goes on to say
that no one who knows Mr. Roosevelt
would expect anything else and adds:
Ho far from acting on unconsidered
Impulse, as he has sometimes been charged
with doing, he la not accustomed to de
cide any question until all the elements
necessary to the decision are before him.
Then his mind acta with expanding
rapidity, and when a judgment has once
been reached he rarely finds reason for
changing It, because all the reasons have
been duly weighed before the decision.
The readers of the Outlook may, there
fore, snfely disregard all statements pur
porting to be reports of Mr. Roosevelt's
political opinion. When he Is ready,
after his return, to declare his views on
current political questions, whether
through a public address or through the
Outlook, It will be .so done that there
will be no possible question aa to their
So put it down that for three months
more Mr. Roosevelt will probably be
freely talking about hunting In Africa,
the latest In art, literature and science,
European government and diplomatic
intrigue and world peace, but on the
subject of American politics, Cannon
ism and insurgency, tariff revision and
railway regulation be will maintain a'
conspiracy of silence, and when, in his
own time, he has his say everybody
will sit up and take notice.
President Taft Prefers Results.
President Taft has placed a definite
program of legislation before congress
and, although sectional and factional
interests have been the cause of much
bickering and delay, yet the program
steadily is making progress with but
little and unimportant changes. Presi
dent Taft knows that his administra
tion will be finally tested by results,
and with characteristic eagerness he
has been pushing the forces at his com
mand to keep all the party promises
that have been made. He is not blind
to the fact that the public has been put
in a suspicious and critical attitude
toward him. Although his way of do
ing things may not be exactly the same
as those to which the American people
have been lately accustomed, that is
no sign that they are not thoroughly
practical. His efforts have been to the
point and he has been constantly push
ing to have the entire program carried
out that nothing of real importance on
the administrative slate may be left
over for the next session.
In seeking to get results President
Taft has not undertaken. to be a trouble
hunter, nor yet to make himself a
source of contention. Because of this
be has been called weak-kneed and
gullible, both of which statements are
without foundation in fact. Although
he does not court antagonisms to his
proposed measures, yet he Is steadily
guiding the great federal legislative
machinery and hopes to be able to
stand before the people, when congress
adjourns, with a finished program and
promises transformed into real reform
Let the Nonresidents Help.
The statement made by Building In
spector Withnell directs attention to
the need of impressing nonresident
owners of Omaha property with their
duty to help out in the upbuilding and
beautifying of the city. Not that all
of our nonresident property owners are
remiss In these respects, but that the
nonresidents as a class lag in enter
prise behind those who are living here
as part and parcel of the community Is
a self-evident fact.
Omaha occupies a peculiar relation
to many of Its nonresident property
owners who have become Interested In
our city as investors, originally not
from choice, but from compulsion.
Many of them found it necessary to
take over their holdings as security
for loans, and for many years felt that
they had gotten the bad end of the
bargain. With tho later growth and
prosperity of Dmaha, however, It has
transpired that not only have the non
residents come out whole on these
transactions, but they are in position
to reap handsome profits.
This change in conditions calls for
a corresponding change In the attitude
of our nonresident property owners
toward their investments here. Where
they formerly figured simply on avoid
ing loss and keeping from throwing
good money after bad, It is now incum
bent on them to realize that they
possess really profitable Investments
which can be made still more profit
able by proper maintenance and im
provement. It is for the nonresidents
to realize also that they are full part
ners in every public enterprise carried
on by Omaha, sharing in the benefits
and morally bound to help carry the
We regret to have to say that the
nonresident property owners have not
in the past done their full share for
Omaha as compared with the resident
property owners equally interested, al
though, of course, there are quite a
few notable exceptions. Nearly every
nonresident property owner has some
one In Omaha representing him, and
the Omaha agent should take upon
himself to Impress his principal with
a sense of proportionate responsibility
for the city's future advancement.
The Periodical Coal Strike.
A general walkout of 300,000 coal
miners In the United States, on a gen
eral strike order, means that practi
cally all of the bituminous coal mines
of the country are shut down, with no
definite assurance of starting again
until a new wage scale agreement has
been reached. The strike being so
general presents a problem of consid
erable Importance to nearly all sections
of the country, but there will be no
coal famine for at least sixty days, as
large quantities are in storage in an
ticipation of this strike, 1
The source of the trouble Is the peri
odical renewal of the wage agreement
between the miners and the operators,
accompanied by the demand for an in
crease In certain wage scales, princi
pally a raise of 10 cents a ton for
miners and a corresponding amount for
shot flrers, together with certain im
proved mining conditions. At present
no signs of settlement are visible and
when the miners left their work they
took all their tools with them and
prepared to remain "out" indefinitely.
The miner contend that while the
cost of living has increased 60 per cent
during the last 'ten years wages have
Increased only 12Vi per cent. This
argument has often been advanced be
fore, but Its force will appeal stronger
this time to public sentiment, although
not to the operators, inasmuch as the
larger wage scale asked would add
many thousands of dollars to the ex
pense of running the mines each year.
The operators , of Course, maintain
that a wage increase would have to
come out of the consumer.
8ince a coal minora' strike has been
regularly recurring on the occasion of
the annual renewal of the wage scale
there Is reason to expect a peaceful set
tlement, probably on a compromise
Andrew Carnegie and the West..
After having spent several weeks In
the west, particularly along the Pacific
coast, for the benefit of his health, An
drew Carnegie has returned home a
full-fledged supporter of the west and
a great admirer of western progresslve-
"ness. He recently made the remark
that the western people are larger, the
western women are more beautiful,
and all are better developed physically,
put more into life and get more out of
life than do their neighbors in the
east. He declares he likes the -west
and has only words of glowing
prophesy for ita future growth.
A man of the nature of Andrew
Carnegie is naturally taken with this
western country. There is a hustle
and a go about it which is inspiring
even to those well along in years. On
every side the appearance of enter
prise, the thrifty farms, the busy cities
and the breezy air of the people may
well appeal to him after having spent
so much of his life In eastern cities,
especially among the hard-grinding
conditions prevalent In the higher cir
cles of business effort. It is, perhaps,
a western conceit that the west ex
pected to have him pleased with the
way we do things, but, then, we are
not disappointed, for he really seemed
pleased and said so openly.
Our district judges are still hand
ing out prize packages to friendly law
yers in the form of appointments to
defend Indigent prisoners at so much
per out of the county treasury. This
distribution of favoritism cost the tax
payers last year $3,745, or more than
the salaries of two deputy county at
torneys. At least half of the money
could be saved by commissioning a
public defender to look after all those
The problem of finding suitable and
satisfactory material for country road
pavements is not a local problem, but Is
worrying the authorities charged with
road-building In all parts of the coun
try. All agree, however, that it is
worse than foolish to lay an expensive
pavement on a country road and then
let it go to rack and ruin for neglect
to keep it In repair.
Our amiable democratic contem
porary is having a terrible time with
"Cannonltls," which Is breaking out
all over it. A few doses of spring
medicine might possibly afford it some
Judging from the skyrocket-like
eruptions which have been taking
place on the sun, the "sun dogs" are
celebrating either the "return from
Elba" or a safe and sane Fourth of
Brother Castro is homesick, but he
does not need to return to South
America to get over it. Just send him
a package of firecrackers and he will
soon feel right at home.
French officials are now talking war
between Japan and the United States.
But then, never mind so long as the
United States and Japan do not talk
The Canadian-United States tariff
agreement has been hailed as a victory
for both countries. What is the dif
ference If only both are satisfied?
Farmer la Olajaatle Traat.
Mr. Armour's theory that 7.0U0.0OA or
1,000,000 American farmers have formed
a gigantic trust to boost food prices Is
Interesting. But since many previous efforts
to unite farmer Into a nation-wide com
bine have utterly failed, the public would
like to have a little more proof before It
believes In the existence of any such organisation.
An Kireptlon to the Rale.
Compulsory virtue Is not always Its own
sole reward. Etghty-cent gat has proved
enormously profitable to the producing
company In New York.
Looming l a.
Nebraska has not sent Norrls' statue to
the National Statuary hall yet; but he
looks about as large to the congressional
eye as any of that state's more regular
The, Good New War
New York World.
Jim Hill says the railroads need to spend
$!.00,000,000 in the next six years. They
ought to be glad, as a matter of economics,
that the law will not let them squander
the money In rebates.
Will the Trust Miss Itf
Members of the boxhoard trust have
each been fined $2,000 for forming a combi
nation In restraint of trade; but even at
that there la probably a neat balance left
on the profit side of the ledgr.
Now cornea Mr. Armour paying that he
cannot be held accountable for high prices,
that the farmers are growing more and
more exorbitant and that If they will be
less exacting In their demands the packers
will reduce their rates to correspond, and
the conaumer will benefit accordingly. Of
course, the farmers will enter a dlKclalmer,
specific or general, declining to assume re
sponsibility, and more or lees vigorously
resenting the soft Impeachment. Inci
dentally, they might select as a defender
the enterprising agriculturist who recently
took one of his prize porkers to market In
an automobile . How much he asked for It
waa not stated.
Just Sentences for Rebatera.
The confession of a steamship line man
ager In New York that he has been guilty
of rebating In conjunction with certain
railroads, ' has been followed by the impo
sition of fines amounting to KOOO. This
form of penalty may have been Justified
by the facts brought before the court. Yet
while subordinate officials who merely
obey the orders of those In power over
them should perhaps not be too severely
punished, there Is a growing belief that the
surest way to stop lawbreaklng rebates on
the part of common carriers Is to put tha
really responsible offenders In Jail. The
statute on the subject Is now so plain that
nobody can plead Ignorance of it.
Congressman Norrls' Fame.
Norrls of Nebraska has become on of
the Institutions of Washington and has
been made to know that he has acquired
One of the Washington sightseeing autos
was slowly wending Its way about tha
capital the other day. The guide caught
sight of Norrls walking on the sidewalk,
"There, ladles and gentlemen,' 'he said,
"Is the famous Insurgent, Norrls of Ne
braska. He's the man that kicked 'Uncle
Joe' Cannon oft the rulea committee in
tha house the other day. You can't keep
those Nebraska people down. They're al
ways breaking out in some new spot."
Whereupon, there were cheers from the
sightseers, and, while Norrls blushed Ilk
a red, red rose, the women In the crowd
gave him tha chauteuqua salute. Then ha
hastened on lest they try to Hobaonlze him.
DEMAND FOR SQUARE DEAL.
Premature Criticism of President
The World Today.
The difficulties which lie In a succession
to any popular hero are obvious. Presi
dent Taft followed the most universally
popular man America ever knew. Different
In temperament, he Inherited Issues which
his predecessor had precipitated and a
congress which was only too ready to
taste the sweets of Independence after six
years of discipline. The great financial In
terests looked to him for a "safe" ad
ministration; people at large looked to him
for a maintenance of Rooseveltlsm. He
had no political organization other than
that of the republican party Itself, and this
organization waa already plotting rebellion
against the policies on which the pejpie
had supposed they had delivered a final
verdict. Such difficulties required for their
solution something more than a Judicial
temperament, a sunny smile, and a mem
bership In the corporation of Yale. And we
believe that he will yet show himself to
possess such needed abilities.
To condemn Mr. Taft for failing to be
like Mr. Roosevelt Is akin to the ridiculous.
Nobody can be like Mr. Roosevelt.
To claim that the present administration
Is running contrary to the Roosevelt pol
icies Is equally unjust. It also tr.kea time
for a new administration to develop ita own
Individuality. The difficulty with Mr.
Taft's administration Is that it is utterly
lacking In a magnetic personality on the
one side and a political manager on the
other. But tho American people ought not
to pass Judgment on his admlnlstiation be
cause of the lack of two such essentials.
It Is unfair to expect him to do In his first
year what his predecessor did not do until
The president deserves H-squme deal. He
also needs a press agent.
Our Birthday Book
April a, 1910.
Nicholas Murray Butler, president of
Columbia university, was born April 2, 152,
at Elizabeth. N. J. Pr. Butler was pro
moted from the headship of the department
of philosophy and has been president of the
National Education association. He has
visited In Omaha several times.
Rev. George B. Foster, the Chicago uni
versity professor of the philosophy of re
ligion who raised a small hornet's nest
last year by combatting the Bible's Infalli
bility, Is 52. He was born at Alderson, W.
Va., and was a Baptist preacher before he
went Into educational work.
George Havens Putnam, the big New
York book publisher, was born April J, 1M4,
In London. Mr. Putnam la a student and
author of books as well as a publisher of
J. Iawrence I.aughlln, professor of polit
ical economy In the University of Chicago,
Is Just 60. He was with Harvard university
before coming west and Is an authority on
money and finance.
Judge William A. Redick of our district
bench is (1 today, He was born right here
In Omaha and practiced law with his
father, John I. Itcdlck, for many years
prior to the latter's death. Judge Redlck
la serving his second term as Judge of the
district court. '
Dr. Andrew' Johnson, practicing physi
cian offlcing In the Brown block, waa born
April 2, 1W0, In Sweden. He waa super
intendent of the Nebraska Institution for
the Feeble Minded at Beatrice under Gov
ernors Dietrich, Savage, Mickey and Sheldon.
In Other Lands
Side Lights aa What la Trans,
pi ring Aaaoag the STeat and
rax aratleaa ef tha Berth.
For the fourth time within twelve months
tha death of King Menellck of Abyssinia
Is reported. Last May word came out
of the dark empire that poison had dls
posed him. In August and September
apoplexy was -credited with doing Its
deadly work. .The same cause Is given for
the present reported demise. More cred
ence Is given the present report, being
accompanied with biographical notes and
parentage and age of the king's successor
If Menellck has actually shuffled off his
mortal coll at the age of 66, European
doctors cannot escape censure as "acces
sorles before the fact." Tho king was, or
Is one of the very few remaining independ
ent munarchs In Africa. Practically all
others are vassals of foreign powers, or
subject to their Influence The king liked
European ways, his queen restated for
elgn Innovations. Soon after the king and
his warriors welcomed the Italian Invaders
to hospitable graves In his mountain de
files, German, French and English influ
ences became mixed up In the rival
court faction. All were mightily Interested
in the king's health and brought doctors
to the capital to promote his physical wel
fare and mix political medicine with the
regular treatment. In the ensuing rivalry
of tha doctors, tha German medic charged
the French M. D. with poisoning the king.
The shocked ministers of the king Inves
tigated the charge and acquitted the doc
tors, but the kings suspicions were aroused
and he waa re-assured only when the
doctors Involuntarily swallowed large
doses of medicine compounded for himself.
At least onoe a month Menellk Indulged In
an extra large feast with his favorites, and
the rest of the time short ratlone and
dyspepsia tablets conatituted tha royal
bill of fare. Doubtless one of these gorging
feasts was the Immediate cause of his
alleged taking off. According to Abyssinia
history the royal line of Menellk extends
farther back than that of the emperor of
Japan ao far, Inded, that the names of
Solomon and the queen of Bheba mark Its
legendary, If not actual beginning. The
empire Is about as large as Germany and
contains an estimated population of
Conspicuous among the natives welcoming
Theodora Roosevelt to Egypt was Abbas
Pasha II, Khedive of Egypt by grace of
Great Britain. Abbas Is nearly 86, hand
some and athletic, wears European clothes
topped with a real fex. He la a grandson of
the last real monarch of Egypt, Ismail
Paaha, who spent $21,000,000 In various en
tertainments In honor of the completion of
the Suez canal. The present Khedive has
not the means nor the Inclination to beat
the spending record of his grandfather. He
manages, however, to bear the strain of
higher cost of living with a salary of
r00,000 a year. He speaks and writes
French, German, Turkish and Italian as
well as Arabic. Ha Is a pianist of no little
ability, a crack horseman, a hunter, a
scientific farmer, a fair locomotive engi
neer, a capable military officer, a lover of
good literature and grand opera, a hard
worker at hla official duties, and an Ideal
host. Like Mr. Roosevelt, Abbaa Is strenu
ous. He arises at I o'clock In the morning
and superintends, from the saddle, the
work upon his farm before driving to the
palace, where his routine work as Khedive
Tha appropriation and political ends of
the game having been achieved. Great
Britain's war scare has subsided. All's
quiet on tha North Sea and the navy
yards are humming with activity. The
German government has chosen this period
of calm for publishing an official note to
show that the Brltian admiralty authori
ties are wrong in their estimate of the
dreadnoughts Germany will have In com
mission two years hence, and also have
exaggerated the speed with which they are
being constructed. Germany assured the
country that there is no new departure In
her naval program, and no menace to
anybody In her prosecution of a policy
begun years ago. Germany so far has had
rather the better of thle controversy, be
cause its attitude has consistently been
that what It Is doing for the development
of Its navy la no other nation's business,
and therefore requires no defence from
By a vote of 280 to 3 the French senate
passed the old age pension bill. Should
the Chamber of Deputies agree to the
Senate changes the scheme will go into
effect before the end of the year, and all
workers who have reached the age of
t or have spent thirty years In toll will
receive pensions from the state treasury.
Uke the German workmen's Insurance
scheme tha French bill places a premium
upon thrift and requires that the bene
ficiaries shall contribute as well as their
employers and tha state. Obligatory pay
ments of from 4 to I franca a year over a
period of thirty years are marie the con
ditions of a pension averaging about $)
at the age of 65 years, the payments by the
workmen and women being supplemented
by contributions of the same amount by the
employers, the government pledging Itself
to make up whatever deficiency there may
be. Experts differ widely as to what this
annual cost to the state will be, but It
Is supposed that when the plan gets Into
working order It will average about 115,
000,000 a year, the Initial payments being
greater than that amount by perhaps
$11,000,000 for several years. The provisions
of the "law of assistance" of 1905, In which
the pensionable age Is fixed at 70 years,
are merged In those of the new scheme
and there are detailed provisions made for
the protection of the Insured In times of
unemployment and during military service.
The outburst of nationalist Indignation
against the pro-British speeches of Theo
dore Roosevelt in Egypt Is generally re
garded as Justifiable. No Observant trav
eler questions the beneficial results of
British rule and enterprise In the land
of the Pharoaha, but the average native
dislikes alien rule as thoroughly aa would
Americana, Saxons, Teutons or the Gaeltlo
races and properly resent crltlslsm of na
tional aspirations by a stranger. Like
India, Egypt has In recent years developed
an agressive and militant native party,
opposed to British rule. The "nationalists"
desire the early withdrawal of British
authority, not in order that an effective
Turkish sovereignty may be re-established,
but that an Independent Egypt
may take Us place among the nationa of
the world. The agitation has given much
trouble to the British government so firmly
established at Cairo. It waa the anxious
concern of Lord Cromer to deal with the
sltiatlon effectively and wlaeiy while he
waa ruling the country, and since his re
tirement Sir Eldon Gorst has had much
to contend with. Egypt was affected much
aa India was by the Japanese victory over
Russia, tha natives being encouraged to
think that their white masters were not
necessarily Invincible. The Persian and
Turkish revolutions also were great stim
ulants to natlvlst aspiration, mora espe
cially, perhaps, because of the bonds of
religion ' which bring Persia, Turkey and
Egypt within one spiritual empire.
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r' i' ii rn.
One of the New York papers, in Its story
of the conviction of grafting senator.
remarks: "Allils sipracitc vx etaoln ol A."
The outcome certainly warrants the criti
cism. Tha public printer of Ohio has been con
victed of cashing a false voucher for
15.501. Twelve other Indictments will
wait his return from the secluded re
treat of tho Ohio bankers' colony.
Hiram W. Johnson, who Is to make the
race for governor of California on the
ticket of the Lincoln-Roosevelt League of
Republican Clubs, declares that he will
make his fight as a disciple of Theodore
Roosevelt and as a champion of . the for
mer president's policies.
South Carolina has a candidate for the
democratic nomination for vice president
In Hon. Thomas H. Waring of Charleston.
His versatility. If not tils availability, Is
attested by the fact that he edits a news
paper which has steadfastly supported
Bryan for fourteen years.
It is related that when Speaker Cannon
was waiting for the Insurgent verdict two
weeks ago he told this story: "A man
had been run over by a train. An employe
wired that his head and both legs had
been cut off. Later he sent another wire:
'Accident not bb bad aa reported. Your
husband's legs were not cut off.' "
Interest Is quite lively In the tariff fight
expected to develop In the Indiana repub
lican state convention next week. Senator
Beverldge voted against the Payne-Ald-
rlch bill. Being a candidate for re-election,
he expects an endorsement of his
course, while administration followers In
sist on approving the tariff bill. A tariff
plank that will satisfy both aides will
demonstrate the undiminished skill of
Hooslers In platform building.
Ipset Price tor Husbands.
The price of husbands killed In the
Cherry mine is rising, but It cannot yet
be considered excessive. The claims of fifty
widows have been settled by the St. Paul
Mining company at prices ranging from
$800 to fl.DOO. Before other claims could
be adjusted some Inconsiderate person sug
gested that the prevailing rates were too
low. One hundred widows who held out
for better terms have now been offered a
uniform rate of $1,800 per husband.
A Fain ou Meeting".
Friends of both the colonel and William,
R. I will hope there may be no occasion
for the distinguished traveler to make any
speeches, when he reaches Berlin, concern
ing the advisability of establishing a
secret ballot In Prussia.
mm i i ' - i Fi-t a
1 1- :L.
The report made to the Comptroller showing condition at close
of business March 29, 1910, shows:
Cash and Reserve $ 4,716,179.09
Loans and Discounts . . . 7,832,080.57
Total Assets 13,637,090.14
MAHOGANY, OAK - WALNUT
GUARANTEED FOR TWENTY YEARS
190 CUT FROM $250.00
One Dollar a Week
STOOL AND SCARF FREE
A. HOSPE CO.
1513-15 DOUGLAS ST.
World's Best Pianos: Mason & Hamlin, Kranich & Bach,
Kimball, Bush & Lane, Hallet & Davis, Cable Nelson,
Cramer and Others.
to (he Food
Duller and Eggs .
maae irom iioyai urapc cream
Ko Alum I 'Jo Utno Phosphates
"Miss Singsong, who Is anxious to ,
engaged bv an opera manager. Isn't fl'f 1
for the position. She has a very hi t
"No wonder, when you consider her if
nerve." Baltimore American. .
"Did you give tha scraps of meat to
"You forgot, mum, that we'd quit esl
meat. muni, but Ol give th' naste tn
rot tops an" pertaty pairln'." Los Ang4
"I tell von I must have aome mom
roared the king of Maritania. who hs)
sore rinsnclal traits, "somebody win in
to cough up."
"Alas!" sighed the guardian of the u.
tiry, who was formerly the court Jes
"all our coffers are empty." Tlt-BIU.
"I believe he will kick" about matters
the celestial regions."
"O. 1 don't know. He won't have
same argument that he had on earth."
Wht vnu mean"
"He won't be a taxpayer there." Pit
Symptoms of the Fever.
In the spring the young man's fancy rail
the meadows sweet wun nay,
For the soul Is dead that slumbers In u
merrv month of May.
And Maxweltun braes are bonnie when t
evening shadows fall I
In the gloaming, oh, my darling, with t
stars for tapers tall.
Jennie kissed me when we met on this si -
of Jordan's wave '
Once upon a midnight dreary, with the Iq
and crouching slave; ;
It was on a summer evening quoth t
raven "Never more," I
And the dying soldier faltered on'tho w
New England shore.
WITH PRUDENCE IN THE PARK,
E. W. Townsend In New York World
I pipes a redbreast In de park while stro
Ing wit me steady,
And, wondering what bold It was, say
"Duchess, what'a de reddy?"
Well, say, she dopes It right, all right
sues farmer-born. Is prudence
And puts me next on holds and trees, nl
v. Ishlng wiser students.
I runs an elevator In de building wliel
she s wolking,
And ev'ry day we chats awhile betwt
her hours of clolklng;
But Sundays we ve a date to stroll, b
always she's for going
Out to the park where sha can pipe
grass and posies growing.
And listen! she knows where to chase
find de foist wild flowers.
And when she cops one, den her eyes a
BUnclilne after showers.
De op'ra singers ain't got notting on h
when she's laughing.
And dough she's from de farm dat skolt
to tie good at charring.
She lilds me for me ignorance about tt
trees and posies;
She says 'twill take her, years to teaoli nl
crocuses am t roses.
All right, b'chee, I hope It does! But dls
No rose or robin In de park's as pretty a
I j Capital ' $500,000,00
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