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Peru is prepared to fight Eucador.
It la all up to Hans Wagner to re
deem the city's good name.
How big la Omaha? As big as it
It, it is getting bigger every day.
And Chicago followed Mr. Car
negie's vindication by re-electing Bath
When speaking of pirates In Pitts
burg now you have to explain, base
ball or otherwise. 1
"More liberty for sailors" is a new
cry. They have the ocean. Do they
want the earth?
The millers ae not alone in desir
ing an eaj;Iy settlement of this
bleached flour case.
It is a safe bet that none of the in
surgents will be Invited to ride In
"Uncle Joe's" automobile.
Havelock goes dry and the shopmen
strike. Patience, patience! Lincoln
holds its election Tuesday.
Yes, but those 3-cent street cars in
Cleveland did not report a profit till
Tom Johnson had reached Europe.
Mere mention of this "long and
short" haul matter startles by its
striking similarity to "short and
Of course, Ssnator Lodge's bill com
pelling date labels on all food products
placed in cold storage does not Involve
It is too thin, this hurrah announce
ment of "Bryan and Roosevelt." Just
a conspiracy to trap the Peerless
That Indianapolis stenographer who
lifted the lid on a $17,000 graft by six
men ought to be able to get a good Job
Attorney General Wlckersham Is
trying to bust the Butter trust. Wait
a month or so and Old Sol will soon
have It on the run.
Henry Watterson Insists that "roy
alty recognizes In Roosevelt tha man
on horseback." The point is, Marse
Henry, it recognizes him.
The wet and dry election in Lincoln
this week will decide whether a lot
of social clubs will disband, or whether
a lot of new clubs will be formed.
That is a nice way to do an old man
throw him off the rules committee
and give him an automobile. Speaker
Cannon should resent the imputation.
The great mistake that George
Washington, Thomas Jefferson and
Andrew Jackson made was In not
tarrying long enough to celebrate their
birthdays with us.
"Good and Bad Muckrakers" is the
subject of a discussion In a western
paper. That other conundrum of
"Good and Bad Trusts" was not yet
settled at last accounts.
In Mississippi two state senators
have a rough and tumble, while in Ok-
tlahoma the adjutant general, with a
plutol In Its proper place, informs the
governor that "you cannot counter
mand my orders." Still, melancholy
: men pine for the good old days down
The Excluded Immigrant.
Have you ever given a thought to
the piteous fate of the excluded Im
migrant? . Have . you ever wondered
what must become of the poor for
eigner who has been keyed up to hopes
of liberty and better days, only to
have the door shut In his face as he
reaches the threshold and to be sent
back to the depths of despair nnd
According to the best available, fig
ures the number of exclusions by im
migration authorities during the last
fiscal year ending June 30, 1909, was
about 10,000. The number during the
preceding year was also about 10,000
and during the year before that It
was nbout 13,000, so that within three
years more than 33,000 immigrants
have been turned back after reaching
our shores and told that they could
not enter what to them was to be the
promised land. In addition to his
remendous number of exclusions after
arrival, for the year 1907 65,000 .per
sons were excluded on the other side
of the ocean by refusal for medical
reasons by the steamship companies to
deliver to them tickets for which
they had made arrangements. If this
ratio holds good throughout, five times
as many being intercepted at the point
of departure as are turned back at
the point of destination, the total
number of exclusions for the three
years would bo nearly 200,000. '
Home of these exclusions it Is im
possible to prevent or to avoid, but
many of them, if not most f them,
could be forestalled. They are due,
first, to ignorance of our immigration
requirements on the part of those who
wouid come to this country, and sec
ond, to the indefinite and elastic terms
used in defining the reasons for ex
clusion, and the harsh and often un
feeling construction put on them In
their application to Individual cases.
Where our immigration v laws debar
"paupers" and "persons likely to be
come public charges" or persons as
sisted with "prepaid tickets," much is
left to the judgment and discretion of
the immigration inspectors. While
only from 1 to 2 per cent of the Im
migrants are excluded, and of these
perhaps only a small proportion with
out justification, still no one can tell
what particular immigrant will be
come the victim of official blunder
ing, and the order of exclusion when
It falls on the hapless and helpless
leaves him practically without rem
edy even if disposed' to assert his
What becomes of the excluded im
migrant, is a question for whose an
swer we cannot wholly shake off re
sponsibility. Imagine the case of the
foreigner -who has uprooted himself
from friends, family and forefathers,
disposed of his earthly belongings to
get the means to come to what he has
been led to believe Is the land of milk
and honey, and la then sent' back as
a' person "likely to become a public
charge." If he might by any possi
bility have become self-supporting and
make himself a useful citizen, the
prospect is absolutely destroyed by the
act of deportation, and driven from
pillar to post he must become nothing
but a human direlict.
Two hundred thousand excluded im
migrants in three years! Surely it
devolves upon us to devise some more
humane and more just machinery for
sifting out the desirables from the un
desirables and preventing this awful
misery instead of aggravating It.
Resources and Efficiency.
What really gives warrant for the
conservation of physical resources Is
that it does not exclude the conserva
tion of national vitality. Guarding for
ests, mines and rivers against fires, ac
cident and pollution is not only pre
serving property, but protecting life.
Bridling mountain streams for power
reservoirs, creating irrigation systems
in arid or semi-arid sections of the
west, not only makes possible new in
dustries and new homes, but increases
the scope of human comfort and con
duces to human health and happiness.
Former President Roosevelt well
understood the need of social Improve
ment among the suburban population
before the entire 6cheme of better
ment could be perfected and so his
country life -commission had a real
purpose. This and all the kindred
movements of the last and present ad
ministrations promulgated for social
uplift have the common effect of
strengthening vitality by educating
against disease. Here again the two
systems of conservation work In har
mony, for preventing disease is In
creasing economic productivity. The
Committee of One Hundred on Na
tional Health goes so far as to reduce
this proposition to a financial basis,
showing that we lose by death in this
country $1,500,000,000 annually, com
puting each life at $1,700 and each
annual earning for adults at $700.
But campaigns of reform are not
to be based on dollars and cents In
dealing with human life. The simple
law of mortality Is enough to guide in
the conviction that work of this sort
justifies Itself. There Is no fixed and
final life limit. Experience shows that
this limit depends on two prime fac
tors, heredity and hygiene. The com
bat with tuberculosis and the so-called
coclal diseases are a direct step toward
the physical upbuilding of the race. So
are the laws regulating sanitary con
ditions of shops and factories where
children as well as men and women
work. Child labor laws bear with
particular emphasis on this phase of
And this work Is meeting with ac
tual measurable results. In Massachu
setts,, a state of Industrial plants, re
liable statistics show the average du
ration of life to be appreciably length-
enlng and the insurance experience
tables generally point the same way.
We must continue to carry along, hand
in hand, these two movements, the
conservation, of natural resources and
the conservation of vitality, producing
national efficiency as tne common result.
Can They Be Separated T
The essence of the scheme for negro
disfranchisement, which the democrats
are undertaking to apply in Maryland,
Is the separation of federal from state
and local elections, and an outright
color qualification to exercise the suf
frage for state and local government.
The theory trpon which the Maryland
disfranchlsers have proceeded is that
where the federal constitution pro
hibits the denial or abridgement of the
right to vote on account of race, color
or previous condition of servitude, it
refers only to participation in federal
government, and that the federal gov
ernment cannot interfere so long as
the negro retains a nominal right to
vote for elective federal officers.
This would be an Ingenious way to
circumvent and nullify the constitu
tional prohibition against negro dis
franchisement if it were feasible, but
there is room to doubt whether In
practice any such sharp distinction
can be made between federal elections
and slate elections, although it may
possibly be made between federal elec
tions and local elections,
We do not choose our presidents by
direct vote, but by an electoral college
composed of members chosen sepa
rately by the several states. Under
the constitution the color line cer
tainly cannot be drawn to prevent the
negroes from voting for presidential
electors any more than it can be
drawn to prevent them from voting for
members of congress.
United States senators, who must
be regarded as federal officers In the
same . class as members of congress,
are likewise elected, not by direct
vote, but by an electoral college made
up of members of the two houses of
the legislature, and 'the election of a
member of the legislature which is to
choose a United States senator. Is one
step In the federal election.
In case of vacancy In the represen
tation of any state in the senate the
position is filled temporarily by ap
pointment by the governor, and al
though one degree farther removed,
the election of the governor who may
appoint a United States senator, or of
a lieutenant governor who may be
come governor, is likewise a step in
the federal election.
It is not supposable, therefore, that
the new plan of negro disfranchise
ment which Maryland has proposed
can be put Into effect without first
running the gauntlet of the courts and
being tested against the requirements
of the federal constitution. If the
Maryland plan should be upheld as
within the rights of the respective
states it would no doubt be seized,
upon by other southern states as an
improvement on the , grandfather
clause and put an end to even the sem
blance of equal manhood suffrage in
all the southern states.
Foreign Missions and World Peace.
History records many serious inter
national disputes provoked by foreign
missionaries with more zeal than di
plomacy, but in late years the foreign
missionary has profited by past mis
takes. If yesterday his presence
abroad- embarrassed his government
In delicate relations, today it helps to
strengthen those relations and pro
mote amity. The modern missionary,
in the large majority of cases, is a
man or woman of every-day common
sense, broad enough to comprehend
the peculiar difficulties of the work,
specially trained for it and Impressed
with the Importance of avoiding polit
A few years ago several American
missionaries were wantonly murdered
in China. Some were . women and
their mistreatment was atrocious. One
had given fourteen years of her life
to work among the Chinese and her
influence was great With the lives
of the workers, the church and school
buildings were also destroyed. Here
in the United States a feeling of re
sentment arose that called for ft nan
clal restitution. But the church that
had sent these missionaries Into the
field Interposed. "We are a Christian
nation. We have sent our representa
tives over there to teach them a re
ligion of tolerance, patience, forbear
ance; to tell them of One who taught,
'Vengeance Is mine, I will repay.' . We
cannot afford to deny the Christian
faith to these ignorant people by any
action of revenge." That was the an
swer of the church. China as a na
tion condemned the murder and pun
ished the murderers, but the innocent
people of China were not asked to pay
for an injury they could not help..
Many1 such examples . are to ' be
found In the history of the Boxer up
risings, when the Christian missionary
habitually sacrificed self for interna
The fact is foreign missions have
become a great, systematic business, to
which the church is applying business
principles. It has established on
these frontiers of civilization schools
and colleges where the natives may
learn, not only the lesson of salvation,
but the English language and what It
stands for. There are also the hospi
tals as adjuncts, where the native 'sick
are cared for. Roberts college at
Constantinople, maintained by one of
the great Protestant churches of the
United States, generally Is pronounced
the greatest civilizing force in that
part of the orient, and civilization In
this case means peace.
The foreign missionary has become
a factor for world peace because he is
sent to his field with that commission
and command. The keynote, next to
the gospel, sounded in the symphony
of this formidable enterprise, is world
peace, and the worker who creates a
discord Is promptly withdrawn from
The sentiment of the business world
toward foreign missions has under
gone a revolution. It is because the
foreign missionary has proved himself
to be the pioneer of civilization and
commerce and conservator of world
Market Value of Dignity.
The remark attributed to Frank B.
Kellogg that the government cannot
expect to compete with trusts In pay
ing salaries and that dignity and
honor ought to count as an element
in determining the pay of federal
Judges may be a little ironical, but it
contains a big grain of truth.
The demand for higher salaries for
federal Judges is no different from
that in other private and public po
sitions. The one argument of high
cost of living Is offered a conclusive
and, while it may be just to pay these
public servants more, Mr. Kellogg is
right when he says that dignity and
honor must be computed In the sum
mary. In this country, men have ac
cepted federal judgeships whom salary
could not tempt. The same is true
of nearly every other office of great
trust within the gift of the country.
Senator Root gave up a law practice
estimated to' yield an annual Income of
$300,000 for a cabinet position then
paying $8,000, and as senator he re
ceives only $7,500. Mr. Kellogg him
self is credited with a desire to rep
resent Minnesota In the senate, show
ing that he holds the value of official
dignity and honor above other con
siderations. , It would be a dangerous time for
this nation to change our accepted
view of this question. The country,
no more than a state, dare bid for
public servants on the basis of re
muneration, particularly must this be
true with reference to Judges who
hold the solemn power of Individual
rights In 'their hands. It may bo time
to raise the pay of federal judges
again as a matter of fairness to them,
but it is not to be done merely to off
set the extravagant fees that are ex
acted by the big corporation lawyers.
What Peace Costs.
A member of congress arguing
against the bill for two new battle
ships has cited the fact that already
72 per cent of the revenue of the
United States is spent for wars past
or to come. Paradoxically that was
an argument for the battleships, not
against them. ' Militarism has' defeated
itself, powerful preparation for war
has proved to be the first step toward
international amity. The Hague tri
bunal and the navy yards work to one
end. Roosevelt, the arch-apostle of
a big army and great navy, forced the
Portsmouth treaty that restored peace
between Russia and Japan.
A few years ago the fear of a world
wide war in the Balkans disturbed the
big nations. With a common effort
they went to arming themselves for
It. No similar period of history ever
saw such wholesale preparation for
battle, but the possibility of war van
ished when peace was bought with
battleships. So in voting for two in
stead of one or none, as some of the
members advocated, congress ia mov
ing for peace. The two vessels are
to cost $6,000,000, which is the dif
ference between the pension rolls in
the United States for 1909 and 1911,
but should help to save many times
that amount in pensions, to say noth
ing of the lives those pensions repre
sent. Our government has paid out In
pensions since Its beginning nearly
It Is a strange anomaly that even
in times of peace the heaviest expense
of this and other nations is for mili
tarism. On its army alone last year
Germany spent $190,000,000 and
France $160,000,000. To be sure this
argues little for the progress of The
Hague tribunal, whlcn has espoused,
not only the cause of preventing and
settling International disputes, but
that also of reducing armies and
navies. If any headway is ever ac
complished in this the first step must
be by securing an agreement from the
powers to limit their armaments.
Peril of the Penny Lunch.
' Milwaukee socialists, who won in
the city election, tread dangerous
ground when they offer the penny
lunch as one of their multifarious
benefactions. This is not the day of
the penny luuch. Penny lunches, like
pennies, are not popular; they are de
cidedly old fashioned and if these po
litical idealists have not learned this
they have a painful lesson awaiting
But one might Imagine that for a
time this .penny lunch would have a
stimulating effect on Milwaukee's
population. It would at least make
It the raecca for all who preferred the
penny lunch to no work. Who Is to
pay for this sumptuous festival would
Be a matter of the least concern to
these peripatetic beneficiaries, for cer
tainly tbey would not If they gave
only a penny apiece. A penny might
buy a half slice of pickle, but what
else? Beef and perk are no longer
reckoned on a cent basis; it is In terms
of ten dollars and ' multiples thereof
that people speak of these luxuries.
What then? Butter?. Eggs? Vege
tables? Fruit? And what about the
fuel, light and other Ingredients en
tering Into the preparation ' of this
penny lunch? And v t'd the tax
payers throw all their .iey into a
common treasury to foot rke bills, or
would that fall entirely on the rich
The serious side of this penny lunch
Is that the socialist party la on trial
In Milwaukee. It remains to be seen
whether Its success at the polls was
a good thing even to itself. Its plat
form promises everything from Initia
tive and referendum to penny lunches.
Everybody who is unemployed when
the flew city administration takes hold
shall go to work at union wages and
eight hours a day; every passenger
shall have a seat in a street car; three
cent fares shall tome at once; coal,
gas, Ice, electric light and bread shall
descend In price; and poor women who
have to wash for a living shall have
city water free of charge.
As It Is the socialists go into power
in Milwaukee on a full-fledged, typ
ical socialist platform and must be
willing to have their success meas
ured by their ability to make good on
these promises.' The mayor-elect en
ters office with a plurality of 7,000,
which is a good margin. The people
were evidently In earnest when they
voted for him and expect results.
It remains to be seen whether he
will go out of office with any or all
of these pledges unredeemed and If
he does, the socialist experiment in
Milwaukee will be. Judged by the rec
The late Thomas F. Walsh was a
self-made man In the truest sense of
the word, and notwithstanding his ac
cumulation of multitudinous millions
never, forgot the lowly level from
which he climbed the ladder. The
self-made millionaire, in nine cases
out of ten, is a far more useful cltl
ful citizen than the millionaire by in
heritance. Mr. Bryan's Commoner throws a
bouquet, at a democratic weekly which
Is published In a little town in Louisi
ana because "the editor is a lawyer."
It is recalled that the editor of tha
Commoner himself tried that combina
tion without serious injury to his law
It is to be hoped those orientalists
will not come to blows while disputing
the authenticity of the alleged Baby
lonian fragment of the deluge story.
Those broken bricks have given us
altogether too much broken crockery
The savings bank deposits of the
world are computed to amount to $15,
898,672,014. At 3 per cent the an
nual interest would' be something like
$460,000,000. Evidently a penny
saved la a penny earned. .
"Is . novel .writing declining?" asks
a contributor to one of the periodicals.
That may be open to debate, but a lot
of novel writers find readers declin
ing to waste time on the second vol
ume. ; : ' : t",'
Way Not Worlc the Bnott
San Franciaco Chronicle.
About all the United States government
can do to a foreign spy caught In military
posts in time of peace Is to sue him for
Specific for Weak Hearta.
Automobile riding la recommended by a
physician for persons with weak hearta. It
might also be a herolo cure for pedestrians
wtio get In front of the auto.
Halley'a Comet . the Blink.
Astronomers report that Halley'a comet
has been wasting away and isn't going to
be nearly aa brilliant as It waa expected to
be. In fact it la likely to be about as dis
appointing aa a new grand opera.
Mr. Bryan will experience no difficulty in
effecting a quiet and unostentatious home
coming. Mr. Roosevel't has already com
menced his home-coming, and it will last
until long after Mr. Bryan gets bark.
Stripes Going Oat of Style.
New York Tlmea
According to a dispatch from Pittsburg,
the warden of the western penitentiary, for
the very poor reason that among his pris
oners are' included many "gentlemen"
whose sensibilities are hurt by wearing
striped clothes, haa decided 'to substitute a
neat blue uniform for that equally ugly and
Urnomlnous garb as the wear of all his
chargea who repay the privilege with good
behavior. It ia to be hoped that the report
la correct aa to the warden's Intention and
wrong as to hiu motive, and auch In all
probability la the truth.
Caaada'a Immigrant Regulations.
A government regulation has become
effective In Canada, to be enforced till Oc-
! tober W. requiring every Immigrant into
Canada to possess $25 and a ticket to his
destination. Heads of famine's are also re
quired to possess $25 for each member of
the family over IS years old, and $12.50 for
each child between the ages of 5 and 18.
From November till February, inclusive,
the regulation require that Immigrants
must possess a minimum of $00 each, al
though exemption can be made for Immi
grants assured of employment on farms
or aa domestic servants. The authorities
report that conditions were never brighter
In the provinces, and that Immigrant! ara
streaming Into Canada at a great rate;
many of them with capital to Invest.
Our Birthday Book
April 10, 110.
Joseph Pulitser, editor of the New York
World, waa born April 10, 1M7. at Buda
Peeth. Hta fliat Journalistic success waa with
a Oerman paperand hla first aucresaful em
barkation In English Journalism with, the
Poat-UUpatch at ft. Louis. He haa made
the World one of the most Influential and
moat profitable papera In the country.
Frederick Benalnger, the well-known
newspaper correspondent, waa born April 10,
IKS. at Susquehanna. Penn. Ills first big
work waa dune on Tha Omaha Bee, from
which he moved up to tha Chicago Inter
Ocean, the Chicago Tlmea-Herald and the
Chicago Reoord-Hcrald, aervlng tha latter
aa special correspondent In Paris.
Max Bummer of the .st End market,
waa born April 10, isSa. K In business
with bis father, but bawohsd out oo hla
own account bj"' ..
SERMONS BOILED DOWN.
A man s faith la his renl fortune.
Iove gives away In order not to loce.
Charity Is not made to go far by thread
ing It thin.
You cannot Irrigate thin desert by preac h
Ing for tears. j
Love lifts up when It does not know It Is .
You cannot Helen to God by turning a I
deaf ear to men.
The more a man hugs himself the smaller ,
Any kind of thoughtless charity Is pretty
sure to be heartless.
When p'ety Is only skin deep It Is quite
likely to effect the lungs.
A little sunshiny prac tice Is worth a lot
of moonshlny poetry. Chicago Tribune.
SECULAR SHOTS AT THE PULPIT.
Minneapolis Journal: The Jersey City
pastor who resigned because he Is IhM
should read the Old Testament. Kllaa did
not resign whn the newsboys guyed lilin.
He made them quit.
Washington Post: Nevertheless and not
withstanding, the Itev. Ir. MacArthur
nominates Theodore Itoosevell "amb a1oi
extraordinary to all the roiiits of the world
In the Interest of universal and perpetual
peace." Any second to the motion, Mi.
Brooklyn Eagle: Three Methodist min
isters, sentenced to small vllliiges In the
wildest part of Connecticut, hav refused j
to go. and are being tried for tnullny.
And yet, to him who In the love of naiui
holda communion with her visible forms,
the country village of Connecticut has a
welcome of Its own.
Sioux City Tribune: A oomlc result of
Merry del Val'a attempt, as his fattier
raid, to "humble a Yankee," Is the hut
chullenge of Bishop Robert Mclntjre of
the Methodist church to Archbishop Ire
land. He "brands'" "John Ireland," and
John Ireland replies that "Mclntyre had
better go to Rome."
Springfield (Mass.) Republican: The New
York East conference, In refusing to do
any resolving In the matter, seems to have
come nearest to meeting the Roosevelt Idea,
In this connection Llshop Davis H. Moure's
words are worth repeating: "In my opin
ion Mr. Roosevelt has acted simply as be
comes any hIgh-mlncVd cltlxen of a country
pledged to civil and religious liberty. Ills
conduct reveals no animus either toward
the pope or Roman Catholicism. True
Roman Catholicism can never be in con
flict with true Methodist Eplscopallanlsm,
and vice versa. By renewed devotion to
the service of God, in serving our fellow
men, all such Ill-advised agitation should
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
The esteemed Mad Mullah Is cavorting
around once more, seeking gore to decorate
hla scimitar. For a man reported dead as
often as Menellk the Mullah Is the liveliest
mummy that has stirred the sands of the
desert for many a year.
Persons who fo not know "Utile Old
New York" are Inclined to wonder how
a native could blow in $300,000 In two years.
Really the fellow's pace was moderate.
Just to show Mlssourlans how much
they respected their slumbers, burglars at
Webb City 'tarried a two-ton safe into the
country and cracked It at leisure.
Owing to expected calls from socially
prominent people, the warden of the peni
tentiary near Pittsburg has abolished old
fashioned stripes and substituted "classy"
suits of blue.
Once more assurances are given that the
bane ball umpire will be monarch of the
field. Of course, the bleachers won't do a
thing to his crown.
An ordinance requiring date tags on cold
storage food has been vetoed by the mayor
of New York City. At the same time the
California Board of Health Issued an order
requiring food foundries to give the age of
eggs served to patrons.
The report that Andrew Carnegie had a
fainting spell when he was told of the
graft in Pittsburg Is Indignantly denied.
Sure. Andy knows Pittsburg.
The promised appearance of Miss Maude
Adams as a bantam rooster excites as
much Interest amongelderly cockadoodlers
as It provokes cackling among the hens.
Later on the box office will crow.
FATTENING THE STRONG BOX.
easiness Improvement Increasing; Na
Striking proof of the general Improve
ment in business Is afforded by the figures
showing the condition of the United States
During March there was an actual sur
plus of about $8,500,000 In the Income of the
government over its ordinary disburse
ments. The treasury deficit, concerning
which ao much has been said and written,
now amounts only to a trifle more than
$18,000,000 for the year. At the same date
In 1908 It waa more than $68,000,000.
Whatever' Ha defects, the new tariff has
been undeniably effective, thua far, as a
revenue producer. Last month It brought
Into the government's coffers more than
$1,000,000 dally. At the same time, Internal
taxes are yielding handsome Increases all
around. This changed aspect Is, of course,
primarily due to the fact that Amerlcun
people are again reaching their normal
pace both In producing goods and In pur
When the country, broadly speaking, Is
prosperous, Ub material well-being is
promptly reflected In the volume of cash
pouring into the strong-boxes of L'ncle Sam.
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"John Henry, do you mean to tell me I
talk twice ns much as you do?"
"Yes. dear, but I don't blame you. It's
your undoubted right. You have a double
chin." t hic:go Tribune.
lie's always pot tlntr himself In wrong."
"Whit's lie doiu- now?"
Told that young mother. hen she
showed him ht-r oabv. lint hi sistiT had
thteo Just like It. Detroit Free Press.
"My wife," said Iho Injured husband,
"treats me with contempt. She turns her
back to me a good deal of the time."
"Keeps v. hi hultonluK her wais:, I sup
pose," chuckled the Juilue, as he dismissed
the' case. Cleveland I'laln pcaler.
"You were evy cold last evening. "
phoned the young inun to the airl lie had
called on. Then he added anxiously, "What
Is the outlook for ton.ght?"
"Fair ami warmer tonight," came the
Heiilsh When he kissed me last nlsht I
asked him to tell no one.
H lie And he did?
IteuUh- Why. It wasn't two minutes
fore ho repeated It Yonkeis Statesman
Mrs, Ciay.-Maud says she dressed en
flrelv to please hr husband.
Mrs. Kav Then she doesn't succeed. Hr
dressmaker's hills make him swear hor
i Ihlv. Boston Transcript.
"Jones Is having tumble with a married
"Vou don't say so! Who Is It?"
"Now," said Mrs. Dresser, "don't you
think my new 1 1 : t Is a perfect dream?"
"Well, no." replied her husband; "to be
a i-rwl dies in the bill attached to It
should be merely a dream." Catholic
Htandard and Times.
"GOODBYE, GOD BLESS YOU."
I llko the Anglo-Saxon speech
With Its direct reveallngn
It takes a hold and seems to reach
Way down Into our feelings.
That some folks deem It rude, I know,
And therefore they abuse It;
But I have never found It so
Before all else 1 choose it.
I don't object that men should air
Tha Gallia they have paid for.
With "Au revolr," "Adieu ma chere."
For that's what French was made for.
But when a crony takes your hand
At parting to address you.
He drops all foreign lingo and
Ho aays, "Gocdby, God bleso you!"
This seems to me a sacred phrase.
With reverence Impassioned;
A thing come down from righteous days.
Quaintly, but nobly fashioned.
It well becomes an honest face,
A voice that's round and cheerful;
It stavs the sturdy in his place
And soothes the weak and fearful.
Into the porches of the ears
It steals with subtle unction,
And In your heart of hearts appears
To work Its gracious functions.
And nil day long with pleasing song
it lingers to caress you;
I'm sure no human heart goes wrong
Thafp told, "Goodby, God bless you!"
I love the word perhaps because
When I was leaving mother.
Standing at last In solemn pause
We looked at one another,
And I I saw In mother's eyes
The love she could not tell me,
A love eternal as the skies,
Whatever fato befell me;
She put her arms around my neck,
And soothed the pain of leaving,
And though her heart was llkn to break
She spoke no word of grieving.
She let no tear bedim her eye,
For fear that might distress me.
But kissing me, she said "goodby."
And asked our God to "bless me."
Our firm haa for 20 years been head
quarters for all klnda of Mineral Waters.
We are carload buyers and distributers
of several klnda and handle over 100 kinds
altogether. We enumerate a few:
Crystal LJthla (Excelsior Springs) 6 gal
lon Jug, at $3.00
Salt Sulphur, (Excelsior Springs) 6 gal
lon Jug, at $4.95
Diamond Llthla Water, gallon bottle,
now at .400
1 doxen .....94.00
Sulpho Saline Water, qt. bottle Mo
1 doaen. at $3.85
Regent Water, Iron, qt. bottle ....... 36o
1 docen, at fa.HS
Carlsbad Sprudel Waaser, bottle . ...60o
1 dozen, at $5.00
French Vichy Water, qt. bottle 40o
1 dozen, at 94.50
Appolllnaris Water, qts., pts. and Splits,
at lowest prices.
Allouez Magnesia Water, qt. bottle . HBo
1 dozen, at 93.00
Buffalo L,lthla Water, H gal. bottle . CCo
1 dozen case 95.75
Colfax Water, 4 gal. bottle 350
1 dozen case 93.60
Return allowance for bottles and Jiiks.
Delivery free In Omaha, Council Bluffs
and South Omaha.
Sherman & McConnel! Drug Co.
Corner 16th and Dodga Its.
Owl Drug: Co.
Corner 16th and Harney Star
The wheat that is the whitest
That mortals ever saw,
The mill that Is the cleanest
Mukes Pride of Omaha.
And people like to ue It
Because It is the best.
Not only Pride of Omaha,
But Joy of all the west.
M US. M. K. ABBITT,
2243 Charles St.
An order on her grocer for a
B4-X.B. SACK Or "Pn)B or OMA.IA"
rLOUH TO EViBT WOMAN
who mulls us a verse of four to six
lines (which we use fur advertising)
about "1'rldo of Omaha" Flour.
Updike Milling Co.
1613 Sherman Ave., Omaha, H.b.
"7"OU may be sure
of being up to
the last minute
in style of figure
, you wear a Kabo
Besides being the
most durable and
comfortable corset, a
Kabo has the popular
advantage of leading
in Parisian styles; al
ways comfortable and
you are easy in the
knowledge that there
arc no brass eyelets to
'rust and the steels are
Kabo Form Reducing
Corsets and Kabo Mater
nity Supporters are inter
esting specialties. Ask to
Kabo Corset Co,
Chicago f (
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