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Omaha-Trie Ilea Building.
South Omaha Twenty-fourth and N.
Council Bluffs 14 Kcott Street.
Llnroln-6lM Llttie Building.
tinea- lJ4h Marquette Building.
New Vork-Hooms 1101-lltB No. U West
Thirty-third ttieet. ,
Wanhineton 7 Fourteenth Street, N. V.
Communication relating to news and
editorial matter should ' ba addresaed;
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only 2-cent stamps received In payment of
mall accounta. Personal cnecas, ejnr.-ii
Omaha or eastern exchange, not accepted.
State of Nebraska, Douglaa County, as).!
Oeorae B. Tzachuck, treasurer of The
He Publishing Company, being duly sworn,
lays that the actual number of full and
complete cupls of The Dally, Morning,
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during the
month or April. 11)10, was as ouows:
2. ..
, j 43,910
, 43,100
11, 43,730
17 48,300
18 43,360
1 43,680
20 43,660
21 43,660
J2 43,630
1 43,770
7 43,90
( 43 890
tO 44.MT0
11... 43,840
12.... 43,660
It 43,600
M 43,580
U 43,700
22 43,100
14 41,400
26 48,840
ft 43.830
JJ 43,600
S8 43,690
60 43,970
Total .,...1,384,640
Returned coplea 10,431
Net total X.874,116
Dally average. 43,470
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before me this 2d day of May, 1910.
Notary Public
Snbaerlbere learlaar Ike city tem
porarily ahoald have The Bee
mailed to them. Addressee will he
chanced as oftea aa reoaested.
Having looked them all over, the
colonel has decided that he wants no
To be correct form, the battleship
named Venus will have to be called a
Who Is to blame, Insurgent or reg
alar, for the inability of the Washing
ton ball team to play ball?
Now we know he 1b "the same old
Roosevelt," since he made the ex
premler of Norway take it back.
McCutcheon is back. So Is Briggs
on me msia? page, nut he did a
grand work out front, Just the same.
After all, is the general coolness
displayed toward Dr. Cook strange,
leelng that he is an Arctic explorer?
The multiplication of automobiles
traversing our crowded thoroughfares
multiplies the danger of accident.
Blow down.
If those West Point cadets should
come to Omaha for Ak-Sar-Ben next
fall, won't the grand coronation ball
be a hummer?
If, aa. the Kew York World says, the
cordage trust has reached the end of
lta rope It ought to be easy to break
one trust, anyway.
Could it be possible that Mr. Gun
nar Knudson was deluding himself
with the belief that the colonel had
lost his big stick?
Thus far the retirement of Oscar
Harnmernteln has not started anybody
to wouder "whab shall we do with our
grand opera impresarios?"
Mayor "Jim" wants to limit the
height of buildings in Omaha here
after to ten stories. Well, that still
lets us in under the limit.
A republican Ket-together banquet
In every congressional district to Ne
braska would help put .the , party in
fighting trtm'for the next skirmish.
The Washington Post discusses
"Cheaper Market Baskets." That la
all right as far as it goes, but we
want to get te the inside of this ques
tion. . .
Aa a state Nebraska Is completely
out of debt for the first time since
grasshopper days. We must be en
Joying some measure , of prosperity,
after all.
This sudden love for "my children"
thai wells up in the panting heart of
Artist Leavitt Is, indeed, pathetic. It
takes money to keep even uhildren
these days.
If San Francisco does not want to
lose that Panama Pacific exposition
perhaps it had better pull its mayor
off the boosting committee. It la
sometimes embarrassing to. let your
mayor run at large.
The Public-Ledger calls for "Fair
Play for "Peary." Well, he has had it.
The public has showr him more,
really, than . be has yet shown the
public. There ia still a good deal of
faith in this North .pole business.
It probably would be better if the
colonel could strike all those countries
at some other time than when an elec
tion ia to progress. The temptation
is too great, let that ex-premier
bowed exceedingly bad judgment and
lltqe tacu
Mr. Taft'6 Hope and Faith.
President Taft has reassured the
country and nerved notice on congress
In his Passaic speech of his undimin
ished hopo for the success of th ad
ministration's program as the only
means of keeping faith with th peo
ple. He has not atven up to the fear
that even the railroad bill mill fall of
passage, but believes that it, statehood
for Arizona and New Mexico, the pos
tals savings, anti-Injunction, con
servation and publicity measures will
all get through in satisfactory form at
this session. The president must have
some warrant for this hope or he
would hesitate to make It public. Of
his determination to keep faith with,
the people there has never been any
Already the Taft administration has
accomplished more In the flret year
than any previous administration
ever accomplished in a simitar period,
but that fact does not satisfy the pres
ident, so long as it Is possible to
achieve more. If the majority of con
gress are In earnest they can make
good on all these propositions at this
session and thereby set before the
country an unsurpassed record in con
structive legislation.
Mr. Taft lays stress upon the pas
sage of the bill to give separate state
hood to Arizona and New Mexico and
In so doing betrays a spirit and
breadth of statesmanship that should
rebuke those who have opposed fthla
measure on the ground of party poli
tics. He admits that their admission
to the union may mean four new dem
ocratic senators, or if republican,
then of the radical type that will op
pose the majority in legislative delib
eration, but insists that this is no
cause for longer denying statehood,
particularly since the republican party
pledged itself In the last campaign to
the enactment of such a law.
Missouri Be publicans.
If Missouri republicans in the house
were to allow themselves to. be . mis
led by the hollow sophistries of Champ
Clark they probably -would be de
feated and certainly would deserve to
be. In no state in the union have re
publicans more cause ! for careful
action than in Missouri, or greater
reason to feel secure in their position
if they exercise wisdom. They repre
sent something tangible -im jtha evolu
tion of politics; they. stan for clear
headed progress in a state, which for
nearly forty years was completely in
the power of the democratic party. In
the last two national elections the re
publicans have captured the electoral
vote of Missouri, they have the gov
ernorship, they have carried St. Louis
In national campaigns six times con
secutively and they have" Just brought
Kansas City, their second largest city,
into line. .. . ,
But withal this splendid Victory
achieved, the ground cannot be held,
to say nothing of more advance made,
unless the republican leaders of Mis
souri show themselves capable of lead
ership, and there is where the repub
lican members of the house occupy a
strategical position. Much depends on
their deportment. Champ Clark, in
his wily scheme as the minority leader
in the lower branch of congress . to
drive a wedge that will split the re
publican party before the congress
ional elections, fully realizes this and
he is exertinghis utmost effort to trip
the republicans of his own state. Re
publicans of Missouri know Champ
Clark through and through. He is not
to them an opaque character. They
are not likely to misunderstand him,
and they are most determined to hold
their lead over their ancient rival in
power, but, nevertheless, they cannot
be too cautious of this wary politician
Let the Appraiseri Proceed,
In view of existing circumstances
and results already scored, the presl
dent's advice to congress to keep Its
hands off the Investigation of alleged
sugar trust frauds at the port of New
York seems to be the correct counsel.
"The necessity for a congressional
investigation," says Mr. Taft, "arises
first when an executive Investigation
is either not in good faith or Is lack
ing in vigor or when additional legis
lation la needed to prevent a recur
rence of the fraud." 5
That an Inquiry by congress at this
time would embarrass, if It did not
completely thwart the efforts of the
officers who are Investigating the sit
uation, goes without saying. The ex
ecutive investigation still in progress
has already brought to light, much
evidence and has secured some con
victions and confessions. - True, the
cry is still for "the men higher up,"
and they are the ones who would wel
come relief through congressional in
tervention. If Mr. Loeb's office is al
lowed to proceed without interference
there is every likelihood that it will
land all who should be landed, if such
a thing be possible. This view .of the
case certainly must have appeared to
some individuals who would like to
have all further inquiry ., dispensed
with, and It is by no means improb
able that some such motive has act
uated this movement for at. congres
sional Inquiry. - ' '
Mr. Taft, nevertheless, takes a
bold and courageous stand In warning
congress not to go into the situation
now, for he must realist that captious
critics will seize upon his action as a
means of making political capital at
his expense, attempting to spread the
false impression that . the president ia
the one applying the brakes.
Under the president's construction
of the case there is no necessity for
congressional action now, for the in
vestigation being carried on is obvi
ously aud manifestly In good faith and
not lacking in vigor. The president U
willing to take the responsibility for
stopping the sugar frauds and prose
cuting the perpetrators, big or little,
and he should find congress ready to
uphold and support him.
All the World Akin.
Cicero once said, "There is no more
sure tie between friends than when
they are united In their objects and
wishes," but the strongest bond of
union is that formed In the crucible
of common misfortune. "One touch
of nature makes'the wsiole world kin."
It Is unfortunate for President Taft
that his cook left him and still more
unfortunate that the cook should have
left Just as his cow died, but, after
all, what is the president's Ions in bis
cook is the policeman's gain and the
country's profit, for the officer got a
wife who can make the first man of
the land long for home, at least around
meal times, and the country at large
finds that even chief magistrates have
to knuckle down to the Amalgamated
Order of Queens of the Kitchen, that
most autocratic and austere of indus
trial organizations. Here, It has been
some two weeks since Mr. Taft's cook
left him and his family and in that
time one might suppose he would be
flooded with applicants for appoint
ment to the vacancy, but ho la still
looking around for one, probably run
ning want ads in the papers and one
may imagine him buttonholing mem
bers of his cabinet and congressmen
as he meets them from day to day,
asking, "Do you know of a good cook
I can get?"
The president, like most of us, en
Joys a good meal, but is not an epi
cure; he la old-fashioned in his tastes.
That ia evident in the fact that his
cook was a woman, plain Mrs. Mul
vey, and not a man. If he cared to
put up with one of these fancy foreign
chefs he might be able to supply his
demand, but it is a cook, not a chef,
he wants -for the White House he
wants soup, not puree of tomatoes.
We hope the president gets a cook
that will please him ns well as Mrs.
Mulvey did, but in the meantime he
might run over to the policeman's
house now and then and get a square
meal until he finds a new cook.
Within Party Lines.
The sentiment expressed at the re
publican banquet Just held In Omaha,
but participated In by representatives
from all sections of the state, Is to the
effect that Nebraska republicans will
settle any differences they may have
within party lines, and when the time
comes present a solid front to the dem
ocratic opposition. Alleged diver
gences of opinion within republican
ranks have also apparently been
largely exaggerated, chiefly by the
democratic organs and the few wobbly
newspapers that profess to be repub
lican -while bending most of their en
ergies toward giving aid and comfort
to the enemy. -
The democratic leadership and pro
gram In Nebraska holds out absolutely
nothing to attract republicans. And
no republican, even though not en
tirely satisfied with what has been
done at Washington so far, can see
any prospect of betterment by turning
over the responsibility for government
to democrats who have invariably
made a dismal failure whenever en
trusted with power. The republican
party is, and always has been, a party
of progress and prosperity. It has
given the country and this state all
the really progressive legislation we
have had, in prompt response to pub
lic demands and needs, but without
getting ahead of the procession.
In Nebraska this year, as well as
throughout the country, the lines will
again be drawn between the repub
licans as proposers and promoters of
constructive legislation and the demo
crats as mere fault-Anders and ob
structionists. Comparison of the rec
ords of the present democratic gov
ernor and legislature In Nebraska
with their republican predecessors Is
all to the detriment of the democrats
and to the advantage of the repub
licans. It is gratifying to know that
the party in Nebraska is made up of
live, up-to-date, wide-awake repub
licans who are as fully agreed upon
republican principles fas they ever
were, and thoroughly convinced that
the best government we can have Is a
government manned by republicans
administering republican policies.
Our amiable democratic contem
porary Is having a hard time playing
its old role of calamity howler. In
one column It tells how poor everyone
Is and how the average family cannot
keep even on -its earnings, and In an
other column it dilates on the pros
perity of a thriving Nebraska county
where they have Just knocked down
the old court house to the highest bid
der for $500 and will erect in its place
a building worth 1100,000. Did any
Nebraska county erect a $100,000
court house during the hard times of
the last democratic national adminis
tration? It is interesting to note that the
democratic boss of St. Paul found
hiniRelf suddenly compelled by "111
health" to resign from the police com
mission a day or two after the returns
indicated the election of a republican
mayor by about 5,000. This same
bosa has been in the saddle and his
brother has been chief of police since
the early days of former Mayor
Smith's regime, and that Is as far
back as the oldest old-timer's memory
can be expected to go.
Mr. Bryan Insists that he Is per
fectly satisfied with the Innocuous
desuetude that surrounds bis ignored
demand upon Governor Shallenberger
to convene the legislature in special
session to enact the initiative and ref
erendum. If the governor had
promptly isFiied the call at Mr. Bryan's
dictation' the latter would doubtless
have been more surprised than anyone
The actors In New York paved the
path of President Taft with roses
when he visited their fair, but the ac
tois at Washington have not strewn
his path with rosea. Some of them
have filled It with thorns and thistles,
but the president Is tugging through
them with palience and persistence.
When a democratic legislature
makes a "mistake" Mr. Bryan calls on
the governor to reconvene It In special
session to meet the "emergency."
When a republican legislature makes
a "mistake" he calls on the voters to
elect democrats in their places.
The incumbent of Omaha's newly
created office of slaughter house In
spector threatens to resign unless he
Is given an nttslstant to do the work.
No danger, however, of the resigning
habit becoming epidemic around the
city hall'.
Delightful Harmony.
Boston Transcript.
"Regular," "Insurgent" and democratic
lines were obliterated when Governor
Hughes' appointment came efore the
senate. It was the most harmonious event
of the season.
Ingrratltade of State Senators.
New York Sun.
The Hon, William J. Bryan flatly told by
democratic State senators In Nebraska that
they will not vote for an Initiative and
referendum bill, "Beseech them as he may.
Is a sad case of Ingratitude for enlightened
A Ion the dinar Highway.
Baltimore American.
Mark Twain, living to a ripe old age, is
another proof of how brain work keeps the
mind fresh and the body with it, and that
a cheerful, active interest In life and peo
ple la as far as men have gained of the
secret of perpetual youth.
Kinship of the World
Philadelphia Record.
The magnitude and far-flung ubiquity
of British Influence are enforced upon the
mind by the passing of one soverlgn and
the enthronement of another. It Is an Im
pressive fact that so many people In the
two hemispheres should pause In their
work or their play to note the historic
Activities of Schooners.
San Francisco 'Chronicle.
It la announced that 1,000,000 more barrels
of beer were drunk in the L'nlted States
last March than in March, 1U0V. This is In
spile of the fact that many states have
gone prohibition during the year. Can it be
that the unregenerated have been working
overtime to make- tip for the abstemious
ness of the regenerate? v
Back to the Vital Question.
Denve.r Republican.
We are told that the steam shovelera will
expel Mr. Taft from their union because
he went to a ball .game In Cincinnati and
sat on a plank that had been laid by some
carpenter who did not wear a union tag.
All of which maji, be .Important enough In
Its way, but tlje , account leaves out the
most vital fact of all. What was the score?
Parrel Post and Zone Itatea.
Springfield Republican.
It is worth noting that the German gov
ernment adopts a zone system in the opera
tion of the parcels post, and charges for
the same weight increase according tu
cone distances. Some plan of this kind
will have to be adopted in the United
States If an extended parcels post la ever
to find favor outside of the great trade
centers which, on the basia of transporta
tlon, charges the same for all distances, on
retail orders might readily put the country
merchants out of business. It is becoming
a question, too, whether the charges for
carriage of second-class mail matter news
papers and magazines should not be ar
ranged the same way.
Victoria May Augusta Louise Olga Paul
lne Claudia Agnes, and that is about all
there Is in the queen's collection of names
Piysibly these prize fighters who proclaim
that they are raster than ever nave in
mind the records they are making in die
Vice George II. Vice is being patched up
in a Huckensack, K. J., hospital. The
crowning vlclousness of Vice was trying
to bo a filibusterer In Brazil. He loudly
announces his complete reformation.
Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, sr., who has
erected model tenements In New York that
have excited attention all over the country
hits built and equipped the moht perfect
hospital in the world, It la said. For this
she will soon be decorated with the Order
of the legion of Honor.
There is a Russian named Harris In Man
hattan who is not able to write his name
In any language, and yet with a pen and
brush he earns $150 a week designing
women's suits. When he buys a newspaper
It la merely to look at the pictures.
General Horatio t King of Brooklyn
secretary of the Society of the Army of the
Potomac, has sent out a circular to sur-
Ivors of that famous and victorious corps
calling their attention to the fact that this
year's reunion will be held near the battle
field of Antietam, on September 16 and 17
Bcntley Barbour, n freshman in the Lake
Forest university, Illinois, fasted a week
in order to save enough money to attend
the grand opera at Chicago. He saved M
of which he spent $2 for his opera tlcke
and II for a round trip ticket to Chicago,
This left him II for incidentals.
Our Birthday Book
May 11, 1910,
Charles W. Fairbanks, former vice presi
dent of the l'nlted States, was born May
11, 1S52. He Is a native of Ohio, but as a
young man located in Indiana, practicing
law there and becoming tTnlted States sen
ator, which led to Ills selection as running
mate of President Roosevelt. He returned
from an around-the-wnrld trip only about
a month ago.
Famuel R. Van Sant. former governor of
Minnesota, Is M. He nerved through the
war and has been ceniraander-ln-chlef of
I he Grand Army of the Republic. He is a
frequent visitor to Omaha, where he conies
to see his brother. A. C. Van Hunt.
Frank H. Turney, of F. II Turney & Co.,
manufacturers' agents and brokers in the
It i) ye building. Ik Si. He was born here
in Omaha and Is a member nf on of t hi
plot cer famillts. He has been in bui.lies
since 1K!4, starting out on his own account.
A. L. Timblin. secreti-.ry of the Rod and
Gun club. Is celebrating his birthday today.
How many times ho does not divulge, ex
cept that he waa born In Nebraska "be
for lb war."
Big Sea Fighter
rourta of Uacle Sam's Dread
nonfhts. and Largest of Its
Class, Ready for Launching
About the hour of It Thursday morning
the fourth of t'nclc Sam s navsl "dread
noughts" will f.llde down the greased ways
Into the water at Brooklyn navy. a Miss
Klixabeth Fleming of Jacksonville, breaks
a buttle of champagne over the nose of the
ism, exclaiming, "I nsme the Florida." j
The navy yard and all the ships will be
decorated with bunting for the auspicious
occasion. Secretary of the Navy Meyec
will represent the president, and It Is ex
pected that fully 2S.0O0 sper'Mora will be
present. The guests from the state of
Florida Invited to Wie launching' Include
Inn governor and his staff, Governor
Hughes of New York and his staff, and
United Ktatrs senators and representatives
have also been invited.
The dimensions of the Florida are 810
feet on the load water line, or 521 feet 8
Inches over all; $$ feet 6 Inches beam,
with 28 feet Inches draught. Its dis
placement will be 21.S25 tons, with 28,000
Indicated horse power, which Is expected
to drive the Florida through the water
at an average speed of 20- knots. Its
will have bunker rapacity for 8.HW tons
of coal, with tanks for 400 tons of oil fuel.
Its main armament will consist of ten
12-Inch breech-loading guns, mounted
In five turrets, on tho central line of the
ship two forward, one amidships, and two
The supplies of ammunition will be
brought by electric hoists direct from the
magazines Immediately below the turrets.
The entire handling of the guns will be
done with power from electrically driven
motors. There will also be sixteen 5-
Inch guns In the turrets. .
Tho armor will be of sufficient thick
ness for defense against torpedo boat at
tacks, and there will bo strong bulk-heads
as an additional protection against mines
and torpedo explosions. The main arma
ment includes two submerged torpedo tubes
and ten small giins for boat Service and
saluting. The main armor belt Is 8 feet
wide of an average thickness of 10 inches,
with another belt above of B inches In
thickness, and a high casement armament
above that to protect the secondary bat
teries and funnel bases.
Kacli barbette has been made 4 to 12
Inches In thickness to protect the entire
armament handling machinery for the
12-Inch guns In the turret above.
The engines of the Florida will consist
of ten turbines of the Parsons type, six
go ahead and four astern turbines, which
will be driven by steam generated from
twelve water tube boilers with furnaces
which have been constructed for the con
sumption of coal or oil fuel.
The first of the American fleet of this
typo of vessels, the North Dakota, and the
Delaware,, of 20,000 tuna displacement, have
recently gone into commission and been
added to the Atlantic fleet, and the Utah,
the sister ship of the Florida, which Is
being built at a private yard, was launched
a short time ago. The Utah and the Flor
ida, however, are to be nearly 2,000 ton
larger than the first pair of all-blg-gun
ships. The third pair of this class of
ships, the Arkansas and the Wyoming,
which are to be 26,000-ton vessels, carrying
twelve 12-inch guns and which will be
the largest battleships in the world, are
on the ways. Congress is discussing a
fourth pair, which may be even' larger
and carry 14-Inch guns.
In other words, the L'nlted States is
in the race with the other powers.
This race is so strenuous that no sooner
does one nation announce the launching
of the biggest Dreadnought of all than
another proceeds to set a new one afloat.
The North Dakota and the Delaware re
tained their laurels for only a short time
Hardly had they had their steaming trl
last fall and demonstrated their super i
lty over others of their type than the Br.,
ish government launched the Neptune, with
a displacement 250 tons greater, and the
Vanguard, another British Dreadnought
slightly smaller, broke the speed rcord of
the Nortn Dakota of 22.25 knots, by travel
ing at the rate of 22.4 knots.
When the I'tah was launched It was
the lergest battleship afloat, but a few
days ago and this Is the second ocur
rence of the two referred to that record
was nullified by the launching of the Colos
sus, number nine of the British fleet of
Dreadnoughts to reach the water. The
first Dreadnought was 4!K) feet long and
of 17,900 tons. The new one, the first of
a group of three vessels of 22,500 tons
each, Is 515 foet long. The others are the
Hercules nnd the Orion.
Great Britain expects that she will have
twelve Dreadnoughts by the year 1912. all
available for service, equipped with ten
12-Inch guns each and each able to travel
at a speed of upward of 22 knots. The
vessels of this fleet already afloat are
the Dreadnought, the Bellerophon, the
Colllngwood, the St. Vincent, the Van
guard, the Temeraire, the Superb and the
Neptune. Another vessel, to be known as
the Lion, a 28 000-ton armored cruised,
which it is expected will be able to travel
at a speed of 28 or 29 knots, has been laid
Although It is only three and a fraction
years since the flrt of these all-blg-gun
ships demonstrated its efficiency, nearly
every power Is planning for, building or
the possessor of one or more of these
110,000,000 engines of war. These nations
are setting a pace which should make the
hair of tho members of peace societies
rise, a pace literally killing, financially as
well as in the flesh. On the basis of the
cost of the original Dreadnought tho fifty
five ships of this clas:, .built or projected
will represent an expenditure of a round
half billion dollars.
Importance of Prndlna Kailruail !.
Islatloa. Chicago Record-Herald.
Two years ago the railroads intended
to advance rates, but were Induced to
let well enough alone by the protests of
labor, the commerce commission and a
1 residential letter. This year the situa
tion Is very different for all concerned,
and freight rate advances have been and
are being announced by the curriers every
where east, nest, north and south. In
New England passenger rates are also go
ing up, and there ia talk of similar action
Not unnaturally, these advances are at
tributable by the carriers to two things
the Increased cost of the materials they
use and the Increase In wages demanded
and obtained by their emplocs. One esti
mate puts the aggregate amount uf the
wag advances for the ear at the 1C0,
One, ft) murk. ,
Shippers' associations are busily confer
ring and planning oi position to the action
of the carriers, although they hi aware
that there is nothing sudden or hasty about
It. Labor is silent, but the manufacture rs
and merchants, who foot th hills, pro
pose tu challenge the reasonableness of the
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made or threatened advances. Much, how
ever, will depend on the state of the coin
merce law.
Under existing statutes carriers are free
to- advance rates subject to complaint In
concrete cases and subsequent Inquiry by
the commission. Injunction gossip Is Idle,
for there 19 no ground for Interference
at this stage. Unreasonable rates can be
set aside and reasonable ones ordered
but only upon complaint, Investigation and
definite decision.
If, however, tho pending railroad bill
passes, the shippers will find their posi
tion greatly strengthened and the car
riers theirs correspondingly weakened. Un
der the new bill the commission will have
greater power and initiative and it will be
possible to prevent advances In rates
until after a demonstration of the neces
sity and Justice of such action. No wonder
the railroad announcements are affecting
the chancel of the bill and giving some
"regulars" cold feet, In Root's words.
Nowhere, in fact, is the rate question fol
lowed with deeper Interest than In Wash
"Who Is that chap?"
"That la Seltier; they say he is a regu
lar chaser." Life.
"You dm't go after that dentist very
often?" '
"No," answered the bill collector. "I'm
afraid to. Kvery time I see him he offers
to take the account out in trade," Puck.
"Since I've come back I find that I'm
forgotten by all my friends."
"Why didn't you borrow money of them
before you went away?"
Fuddy So your wife has decided that
you would not move this spring as you
usually do?
Duddy Yes; she thinks that the furni
ture wouldn't stand It. Indianapolis News.
"What you lack, my boy," said his elderly
uncle. "Is the definite purpose, the steady
air, the overmastering Impulse, the all ab
sorbing, all compelling determination to
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Thursday is Home Day.
Look for a home in The Bee.
Several exceptional offerings
on the Real Estate page.
There is no temptation to spend money put Into a hom.
You pay in as much as you can spare over a specified amount
The more you pay In the sooner you have the home clt-ar.
This gives you a saving plan with a home at the end.
A home bought on the easy term plan practically coats
you the same as you are now paying for rent.
Thursday's Bee will have lots of tfood homes
advertised for sale on the easy term plan.
Make your selection and start next month's rent
as a beginning.
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We have an abundance of money on hand, insuring
prompt action. Liberal terms of repayment.
Charge no commissions and require no renewals.
Call for booklet.
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force your way to the front, regardless (f
whatever obstacles limy lie In )niir way."
No, uncle," demurred the nephew; Tve
got every 'one of thone tliliiK.--all 1 lack,
is ihe sixiy-horse power uulumobile.
Chicago Tribune.
Angry Man (at thn telephone): "You go
hang yourself, Smlthers! (After a pausv;
Do you hear me?"
Central Your party hung up. Washing
ton Herald.
"My country cousin, whom I went out
shopping with this morning certainly haa
a good Idea of the fitness of things."
"How so?"
"She bought a new Chanticleer hat with
h r egg money." Baltimore American.
S. K. Klser In trie Reeord-1 lerald.
I WHnt to be free from the heart-breaking
grind, N
I want to be free from the wear anil the
I want to leave .tolling and trouble) behind,
And loiter where all of the landscape Is
1 want to stray far from tho smoke of the
town, J
I want to put all my duties away; 1
All the burdens I bear 1 should like to la y i
But I don't want to have to quit drawing
my pay.
I want to cease being a mere driven serf.
1 want to breathe, freedom where freedom
I want to lie down on the life-giving turf.
Forgetting the Ills that the toller bewails;
1 want to stray far from the noise and the
I want to abide where no taskmasters
Where foolish time-servers arc not serving
time, ,
But 1 don't want to give up the wages
I get.
I want to be free, as the favored are frea.
To roam where I will, to pause where I
To wade in cool brooks singing down to the
To ll on my back under sheltering trees;
I want to arise and go forth as a man.
Unchecked by convention, unhindered by
But, alas, I have not found a way that
I can
Without breaking loose from the stipend
I draw.
Cluett, Peabody & Co., Makers
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Paul W. Kuhns sCery.