Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 16, 1910, Page 4, Image 4
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TZSCHUCK, Treasurer. fcubicrlbed In my presence and sworn to (for me this 2d day of May, la 10. M. P. WALKER, Notary Public, Bahaertber leafing; the city tem porarily should have Tue lira mailed to them. Addresses will be changed aa often aa requested. ' Oh p3haw, lloaton wants that Pan ama exposition! The suggestion of airships for police men must be a move to elevate tho law. " Heavenly Houston" la alliterative, but not so impressive so long as It is in Texas. Why may we not look for an early literary production on "Sumo Kings 1 Have Met?" The mere signature which the new Tting will use, "By Oeorge," ought to show emphasis. . If congress adjourns jutie 4, its members will have ample time for their Chautauqua engagements. Mr. Taft admits he wrote the Bal llnger exonerations. Now, what are you going to do about it? Events of the last few days might have suggested that the comet's tall may be made of ice instead of fire. No one should expect children to be sane on the. Fourth unti: grown-up city councils set a common Ben3e example. "Sinking the Saltlllo" sounds so much like sinking the stiletto that one all but forgets the horror of a watery grave, Mr. Bryan's water wagon does not seem to be as popular with his fellow democrats as an ordinary street sprinkler. An epidemic of mumps la reported from one thriving Nebraska town. Can it be that the water supply there is contaminated? If Colonel Watterson's fear Is well founded, then Colonel rtoosevelt 18 doing Just right to get all the tips he can on how to be a king. When Senator Depew objects to be ing classed ns a humorist, his wish should be respected, particularly since there 1b no re a un for not complying. The press dispatches say those were black doors that clanged behind the four Pittsburg grafters. The color la of little consequence, though, after a man is In Jail. An eastern contemporary says the kaiser has one distinct advantage over the colonel, being a grandfather. Is that an advantage? Mr. Bryan U sev eral times a grandfather. Labor Commissioner Maupin Is com plaining because Police Judge Craw ford does not run his court to suit him. It is barely possible that Mr. Maupin does not run his office the way other folks think It anould be run. If the Jeff Johnson affair should tall through because of a failure to agree on a referee or for any other reason, sports of that species ought not to ask the public to put any further confi dence in the good faith of price fight ers. But perhaps Its only part of the free advertising game. ' Texas la about to spring a candidate (or presidency whose name la Cone Johnson, and all he lacks of being eligible la the election to the governor- Jip of the Lone Star state, for which fa Is now running. What the people p here will want to know la, has Brother Johnson made his peace with tmirvlawP Getting; Cloier. Whllo It Is never safe to count chickens before they are hatched, the prospects seem to be brightening for more harmonious action by all the ele ments of republicanism In congress in support of the legislative measures that make up the administration program. President Taft tag never despaired of uniting the republicans In both houses for tho practical performance of plat form pledges, and has displayed in finite patience and tolerance in his efforts to Impress upon all factions what they owe to their party and to the country. If the results of his White House conference prove to be as Indi cated In the reported agreement for concert of action, the remainder of the session will be devoted to doing things. The assurance that the republican majority will pull together with the president will 'of course be disquieting to the democrats whose entire efforts have been directed toward splitting the republican ranks and putting obstacles In the way of the president's recom mendations as their only hope of demo cratic success at the coming elections. The insincerity of the democratic pro fessions has been more than once demonstrated, most notably when the postal savings bill went through the senate with the vote of every democrat but one recorded against it, In spite of previous protestations of friendliness to It. If the republicans line up for the Taft program of legislation, the demo crats will be again in a similarly awkward position. What of the Maine? Whether it was SpaniHh perfidy or American carelessness that causad the destruction of the American battleship twelve year's ago and led to the war with Spain or not :an now have little effect upon relations between the two countries, but it is nonetheless desir able that the wreck be raised and the fault fixed If possible. This shojld be done, If for no other reason, to hush the cry that the United States has not dared do it for fear of consequences and, further, it should be done to bring the remains of tho brave soldiers who sank with the ship to the surface for an honored burial at Arlington. It is sheer folly, though, for any na tion to indulge the sentiment that the; sinking of the Maine alone provoked the war between the United States and Spain. War was seemingly Inevitable and the havoc in Havana harbor did no more than hasten it. Spanish cruelties In Cuba caused this war and the Ameri can government's altruistic conduct in first freeing Cuba from a tyranny that had become intolerable and then estab lishing social order and political lib erty is all the Justification that it will ever need. The United States set out to do certain things for Cuba's salva tion and it has done precisely what it said it would do. Should Investigation now prove that It waa not Spanish perfidy, but" American negligence that destroyed the Maine, the result could not possibly have any terlous effect, because the powers of the world have long ago affirmed America's action In this crisis. Some engineers believe the action of the water in these twelve years will not have seriously affected the wreck, so that as much evidence bearing on the cause of it will be available as at the outset. If such Is the case It will do no harm to let Spaln'be represented by an expert engineer when the raising takes place. Trade Schools for Girli. A school where poor girls may learn trades that will Increase their wage earning power has been established in New York and seems to be working with promising reBults. It is yet in the experimental stage, but if it proves ultimately a success it may become the first step toward the extension of the scope of public school education in a very practical direction. There is a tragic side to the shop girl's life which the founders of this school recognize and which, if this kind of training succeeds, may be ma terially lessened In its power of evil. Lack of material comforts has a great deal to do with many social wrongs, and so this project is more social or moral than industrial. It undertakes to teach the girl a trade, or at least give her a working knowledge In the rudiments of a trado that will make her services worth more than she otherwise would have to take. There Is no thought of instilling false no tions of manual labor, but Just the contrary. The Idea is not to teach the girl that she is too good for any kind of service, though it may sometimes seem menial, but to irupres3 her with I he fact that if she must earn hor own living, she must fit herself to earn a decent one, one that will pay her wages that will keep her above the "danger line" socially.. The argument is often made that most glrl3 who work for wages Insuf ficient to meet all their expenses live at home and do not have to meet them all. That may be true to some extent, but that very fact is an argu ment in favor of increasing the girl's earning power, for her willingness to work for an Inadequate wage lowers the general level and places the girl who has no home or who cannot live at home at a fatal disadvantage. Thus far the chief difficulty en countered by the New York school is to get girls who need the instruction and who at the same time can go with out work and wages long enough to learn. Most of them come and stay such a srrt time that they got little benefit frtm the training, but plans are being made to deal with this problem. The feeling Is that in the larger cities at any rate this system of education must be made popular and then It will probably extend to the smaller cities. Of Its practicability there tan be no doubt. Airihips Need More Than Air. The announcement that Colonel John Jacob Aator has determined to promote aerial navigation Is good news, for the kind of promotion he will give Is pre cisely what the new enterprise needs. Air Is the first essential, but not the final one In the ultimate success of fly ing through space. This method of locomotion, like all others that wd have tried In this country, calls for the sup port of something a little more sub stantial than air. It Is said that Mr. Astor proposes to put up a cup for a race in America and to supplement this award with "sub stantial'' cash prizes. Such stimulus and assistance by men of immense fortunes la what must be enlisted be fore this wonderful science may be wrought out to any practical benefit. The fact that Colonel Astor is an en thusiast in airships gives even greater encouragement, for he is not likely to require any prodding, but, on the other hand, will attract the attention of other men of large wealth and possibly arouse a sort of friendly rivalry that will be extremely helpful to the pio neers in the business. We are still far from any satisfac tory standard of efficiency In flying through air, but the mere demonstra tion that such a thing is possible In sures eventual success. It waa difficult to awaken national Interest In the scheme at first, for the reason that most people believed flying could never become more than experimental, but now that public confidence has been quickened all are coming to the point where they are at least willing to be shown. Crossing; Bridges. Recent court decsions have made it certain that Omaha will have to re define its relations with several of Its public service corporations very shortly. These corporations are now using our streets for the transaction of their business merely by tolerance and so long as this state of affairs con tinues it will naturally be unsatisfac tory. The credit of the corporations as money borrowers is Impaired, and the rights of patrons and public un defined. Only two solutions are so far pro posed either the voting of some kind of a franchise or municipal ownership and operation by the city itself. Yet, even so, there is no use trying to cross bridges before we get to them. What these corporations want will doubtless be formulated in a written petition to the mayor and council, and only when we know what prlvllegeB are demanded by them can we tell whether they are asking too much and how far, these demands must be modified. If the city and the franebised cor poration managers cannot get together on terms that look reasonable and fair and that would be acceptable to the people as a whole, tho alternative of refusing to grant any franchise and resort to municipal self-service will be worth considering. In this case the city must be on the watch to drive the best bargain it can get, and occupying the strategic position It does, it ought to be able to protect itself fully and make sure that our people suffer from no one-sided proposition. It turns out that an overpayment from $12,000 to $15,000 made by Ne braska corporations who were re quired to pay their corporation taxes based on authorized Instead of actu ally issued capital stock, will have to be reimbursed by special act of the coming legislature. This point was raised before the corporation tax law went Into effect and corporations which tendered the proper fee had their checks returned with the demand for the Illegal excess. Whoever Is re sponsible for this enforced contribu tion should be legally liable for Us re turn, but the chances are that some enterprising lobbyist will pick off a percentage for persuading the legisla ture to pay back the" money which should never have been collected. Senator Bailey Is not our kind of a dem ocrat. World-Herald. Come now, did not Senator Bailey head the Texas delegation to the Den ver convention that laid down the democratic creed? And if by accident the editor of our local democratic con temporary should get into the United States senate, will he not line up from the start behind Senator Bailey, who 1b the real democratic leader of the senate, and go through whatever paces the Texas senator may command? Mr. Bryan 1b going to hire a hall to unbosom himself of his political prog nostications to the "faithful" In lOruaha. If be had only pursued the same plan In Nebraska City the dem ocratic county board of Otoe county would have had no opportunity to re fuse him the free use of the county court house for a back Are on their legislative members. The complaint of census enumera tors that they are underpaid is unques tionably well grounded, although a few enumerators seem to have gotten on the list who would be overpaid no matter how much they received. But big pay or little pay, enumerators took the Jobs of their own accord and should deliver the goods as beat they know how. A small part of hat $30,000,000 which the Burlington la to put out would be profitably invested in paying half the cost of a subway to connect the two passenger stations at Omaha. To go from one to the other is bo an noying and inconveuient to travelers coming Into Omaha on one road and going out on another. Omaha will welcome a big, new modern hotel when It really arrives, but would prefer to have it built of Btone, brick and steel rather than merely on paper. The hotel Is com ing, but there is nothing to be gained In getting too far ahead of the game. It was plainly a mistake to put Sir Ernest Shackelton's lecture on In Omaha's big Auditorium. The only sure way to All that great temple of art and learning Is to pull off a fake wrestling match or to distribute free tickets to an automobile show. It has Just been discovered that Mr. Aldrlch's retirement Is due to the re cent vlBlt. to Washington of those belligerent suffragettes. That being the case, hie friends cannot blame him. Verl.nl Ptatlroffa the Thing. 8t. Paul Pioneer Press. Representative Pmlth of Iowa has a bill In congress to prohibit papers from pub lishing accounts of prise flghta or pictures of prise fighters. He probably thinks the space should be devoted to the congres sional scttos. Athletic Ideals Overdone. Philadelphia Inquirer. Athletics in a mild measure are good for any one, but It is not the whole of life to be the best halfback or pitcher, the best tennis player or bowler. These things we ought yet to have done and not to have left the other undone. The real complaint against our colleges Is that they are not able to give young men those ideals and those ambitions which are going to be of best service, not only to them, but to so ciety, when they get Into the fierce con flict where the fittest alone survive. Foolish People Tempt Danaer. Sioux City Tribune. It Is to be regretted that there were so many casualties among: the people who insisted on getting close enough to have a good view of what would happen when a powder magazine blew up. There is excuse for conservatism In the tear shedding, how ever. With so many opportunities for over loading tho gasoline launch and rocking the row boat and fooling with unloaded fire arms, It Is a reasonable assumption that few of these foolish ones would have come through tho summer In any event. Boosting; Freight Kates. Philadelphia Record. It is evident that the railroads of the country are determined to Increase their charges. The excuse Is that they have had to raise wages and that materials cost them more. But their net earnings have been Increasing at a rate that breaks the force of this plea. The real reason Is the belief of the managers ttaat they can get more' money out of ship pers. If they will eliminate all discrimi nations and treat all parts of the coun try with equal fairness there will be less disposition to complain because freight charges are IB to 26 per cent higher than they have been. A STROXO PII.L TOGETHER. Good Krinllt Photon In House Hall road Bill. Chlcago'News. Now that the administration railroad bill as amended In the house has parsed that body by a large majority the outlook for other Important bills on the administration program naturally Is thought to be ex tremely good. The' postal savings bank bill, the conservation bill authorising with drawals of public lands from entry and the bill limiting the power of federal courts in the granting of injunctions have such a force of public opinion behind them that congress would be rash Indeed not to enact them In accepable form. Passage or the railroad bill In the senate Is n fore gone conclusion and adjustment of differ ences in conference presumably will not be difficult. . An effort is being made to show that In surgent republicans In the house who voted for the railroad bill changed their atti tude toward the administration by so doing. On the contrary, they merely proved the truth of the frequent assertions that they are seeking good legislation and are anxious to co-operate with the president. By their efforts the railroad bill has bsen materially Improved. . If objectionable fea tures which they had stricken out are not restored In conference and If uweful addi tions whloh they caused to be made to the bill are not sacrificed when Mr. Aldrlch takes command and the last touches are given to the measure the country will profit materially by their work. The progressives have secured Important results in various ways thus far In the session and are likely to produce other im portant results before it adjourns. Though the regulars are feverishly eager to save their faces by misrepresenting the attitude anad the achievements of the Insurgents, the country Is not likely to be deceived as to the value of the services rendered by the latter. PIT OX THE BRAKES. Extravagance anil Waste Meuaee to the Nation. James J. Hill In World's Work. The laws of conservation are everywhere few and plain. As the way to resume spe cie payments was to resume, so the way to conserve capital is to quit wasting it. Material resources are conserved by taking steps to stop their destruction. Just so the wealth of the country, Its capital, Its credit, must be saved from the predatory poor as well as the predatory rich, but above all from the predatory politician. Nothing lens Is worthy of honest met) or of a people liv ing under a government of their own fash ioning and control. The Ideal of intelligent economy must be restored; let the rule be that every dollur unprofltably spent marks a crime against prosperity Just as much as does the dissi pation of material resources. Expenditure must be cut down all along the line, since a comparison with twenty year ago shows that It might be cut In two without Injury to any real Interest. Credit everywhere should be conserved by a sharp scrutiny of new bund Issues. The nation should reserve them for the crisis of war. No state need ever borrow again If It Is wisely and honestly governed. The city that has fifty years of corporate life behind It, or has found It necessary to re fund any portion of Its bonded debt, In stead of paying at maturity, should be slow to draw upon Its credit or mortgage the Uvea of Its children yet unborn. Stop grafting, the offspring of public ex travagance and the parent of civic decay; not only the gross form that robs treas uries, but the more subtle and more dan gerous species that Infects the masses of the people themselves. Individual and public economy; a Just dis tinction between a nigh standard of com fort on one aide and vulgar ostentation or criminal waste on the other; a check on Income wafting, debt creation and credit Inflation these are the essentials of the new and better conservation. Around New York klpplea the Current of lift aa Been la the Oreat Amsrlcea Metropolis from Bay to Say. Filled with n singing ambition to shine among "the finest," one Joseph Hocker ralltd upon Major Oaynor and laid his hopes before him. Hocker Is a big man physically, a modern giant In height and flesh and of moderate mental equipment. He said he wanted to be a policeman and was afraid he might not pass the mental examination. The major "slied him up" and sent him to the chairman of the Civil Service board with this suggestive note: "This will introduce to you Mr. Joseph Hocker, who wants to be a policeman. He says he has undergone the physical exam ination and passed, but fears your mental test. He Is certainly a physical giant, six feet five inches tall, and I trust he Is a mental giant also, because we are In need of the latter kind on the police force. "He Is too big for the detective force; he could not go anywhere without bring seen. Is there no way to get a few little men, even hunchbacks and 'singed oats,' on the police force so that we can make detectives of them? "We do no need giants for detectives. We are more In ned of little fellows who can go through keyholes and knotholes, and If they have eyes In the back of their heads also, all the better." The arrest of "Oomv the Omnipotent," chief fakir of a cult recruited from among feeble-minded women, calls attention to the grent Increase in charlatanism In the metropolis. "Even the casual observer of our da,lly life," comments the Tribune, "must be struck by the Increasing evi dence of a rapidly spreading revival of the old belief In fortune telling In all of Its forms, old and new, chiefly among women. The ancient practice Is disguised under new names for the benefit of the cultured. Of these aura reading' appears to be the latest, but crystal gazing, tarot cards, palmistry (which may be classed with forgotten phrenology), astrology, clairvoyance and trance mediumshlp more than hold their own, while at the bottom the European peasant witch's divination by tea leaves and coffee grounds still flour ishes, the latter, by the way, a method of comparatively recent origin, since cof fee was not Introduced In Europe until the end of the eighteenth century- The latest revival of superstition Is also the worst jet. that of belief In the woman with the 'death thought,' the caster of spells, the witch." Arab, Jr.. the 10-week-old baby camel of the Bronx xoo. kicked his bedclothes around too much Saturday night and crushed one of his little toes against the footboard. Camels have only two toes to each foot, but they' are' sensitive, especially on the young animals. So Dr. W. Reld Blair, the veterinary, was summoned early to the en closure where Arab, Jr., and his mamma were confined. The keepers didn't know exactly what the trouble was, but they were sure some thing was wrong, for beautiful large tears streamed in floods down mamma's hairy cheeks as she gently cuddled the poor little "Junior." who couldn't stand up. Dr. Blair soon discovered the trouble. He amputated the broken toe and put on a soft bandage. The little camel stopped whimpering almost Immediately, and his mother dried her tears. "Get your . binnacles, mates, and see Hal lev's comet. Onlv II each." announced a peddler who sells wares to sailors, and he stood In" Washington street. Hoboken. Piet Heln and Eduard Marken, firemen on the steamer New Amsterdam of the Holland-American line, happened along and turned a weather ear to him. "Every landlubber knows about the comet," the peddler said. "You fellows who sail the seas aren't going to let them get ahead of you, are you? Halley says his discovery will set sail at 5 a. m. Here are the glasses and they would be cheap at half the price." The sailors said they would probably be up and doing at 5 o'clock- anyway, so they parted with 1 each and pocketed the glasses. At the stated hour they took up a posi tion in front of the New Amesterdam's pier and aimed their purchases heavenward. Then they discovered their "glasses" were brass tubes with Isinglass at the ends. They adjourned to a place where they partook of liquid refreshment and talked It over. Heln and Marken were In the sailors' Sunday parade In Washington street. As luck would have It they spied the peddler and swooped down on him like a man-o'-war on a fisherman. They quickly In formed him In German that they would show him a comet. He afterward said they kepttheir word. A crowd gathered and a policeman asked the peddler if he wished to make a com plaint. He declined to and said he only wanted to live and forget. He declared his Intention of confining his sales to neck ties, key rings and the like In the future. "We caught him with the goods on." said Detective Muggey to Magistrate Bar low, In the Tombs court, when he ar raigned Thomas Qulgley, a former convict, on the charge of working the "pocketbook dropping" game. The pocketbook contained a confederate 11.000 bill- and was dropped in front of an Immigrant. "Produce tire evidence," said the court. "We can't," explained Muggey. "When I pinched him he swallowed the bill." "Swallowed the corpus delicti, eh?" said Mr. Barlow. "Three months on the Island." "The richest meal I ever had," said Quigley. Is New York City growing? Has It still a transportation problem? Take notice. In the last year the subways alone car ried KiO.TM.'JCl paid passengers, an Increase of 35,7T7,"H8 over the business of the year before; a percentage of Increase of 18.10. And In the next year, It will carry more passengers still. tthirtlnar the l.nnil. Philadelphia Bulletin. Along with the announcement that the New York Central railroad has raised the pay of 6.000 employes 30 per cent, comes the word that the Boston & Main road has determined upon a 30 per cent Increase In passenger fares, and Judging from the talk other railroads are planning similar Increases In both passenger and freight rates. From this It would seem that a large share of the Increased burden Im posed upon the railroads by higher wages will have to be borne, after all, by the riding public and the shipper. British Henahlle Rainbow. Boston Transcript. Those Americans who at every change of sovereigns in Great Britain speculate as to the coming of a British republic should make a note of the declaration of Philip Kuowden, a leading IaboHte member of Parliament: "No member of the labor party attacks the monarchy." His further declaration: "We are a democratic paW nut republicans," Is luminous of a distinc tion many Americans overlook when they confound radical success In Great Britain with hostility to the monarchical principle. THE FIVE UF.OKGF.8. An Arirfradam tn History Xnw la the Maklna. St. Louis Republic. Thackeray died too soon. Ills "Four Georges" will presently need an addendum and a title change to make it known as "Five Georges." If the cable advices from London depicting In severe outlines the character and aspirations of the new king have any approximation to truth, what hand but Thackeray's could do Justice to the addendum? It Is unfair to assume that the career of the fifth George will demand the same sort of treatment already given to the four Georges, but, none the less, the name he takes on his ascension has sinister associa tions In America and no very enlivening associations In England and other parts of the world. The first George brought to England not only male and female favorites of scandal ous lives, but a horde of lesser Hanoverians who exploited the country for their own benefit and sold offices. War at home and abroad marked the reign of the second George. Culloden In Scotland was fought during this reign and England waa drawn Into the seven years' war. The events leading to the loss of the American states were not the only dis graceful things about the reign of the third George. Corruption throughout England reached a pitch never equaled In any American state capital or city hall. He was Insane for years. The fourth George, known to some as the "first gentleman of Europe," a title that caused Thackeray to seoff, the George of Beau Brummel and Mrs. Fltsherbert, was a pretty tough cltt sen If all accounts are true. One thing vouchsafed to these Georges has been long life. Some of them were late In coming to the throne, but In spite of the Irregularities and excesses of their lives they seem tq hang on. If George V, now 46, should survive only as long as the youngest of the other four at the time of death, he has twenty-two years of reign before him. George ill waa 82 at the time he died. THREATENING TUB MIDDLEMAN Moves for More Economical Distribu tion of Keeeaanrlea. Boston Herald. One beneficial result of the agitation over the increased cost of living has been a determined Inquiry Into the cost of dis tribution of commodities. Between the money received by the producer and the price charged the consumer there Is a wide gap. If that can be closed, the cost to the consumer can be reduced, and there Is a reasonable belief that with Improved methods of business organization, of hand ling and transportation, such a reduction Is feasible. In New York legislation has been proposed providing means for Investi gation directed at this phase of the cost of living problem, and for a permanent Btate authority for the correction of un just practices if such exist. Here In Massa chusetts the proposed commerce commis sion would have similar powers of In vestigation. This la not a mere theory, but a problem of sound business economy. Pri vate enterprise seeks to eliminate every unnecessary expense In Its processes of in dustry and trade. There is no reason why society, through Its established agencies, should not adopt a similar policy and make the process front producer to con sumer as direct and economical as pos sible. Our Birthday Book Kay 18, 1910. Levi P. Morton, vies president of the United States under President Harrison, was born May ifi, 1S24. at Shoreham. Vt, and Is therefore ciebratlng his eighty sixth birthday today, Mr. Morton Is head of the banking house of his name In New York, and has been In the public service In several capacities. Including governor of New York and minister to Fiance. Joseph Medill McCormdck, now publisher and controller of the Chicago Tribune, Is 33 years old. He was born In Chicago, and Is the grandson of Joseph Medill, who first made the Tribune famous. Charles F. Weller, president of the Rich ardson Drug company, was born May 16, 1S44, In Jefferson county, Ohio, He Is a graduate of Duff's college, and served with distinction In the union army during the war. He cam to Omaha from St. Louis in 1&87 as manager of the Richardson Drug company, and has been president of the corporation for the last twelve years. Dr. Charles F. Crowley, professor of ehemistry In the Crelghton Medical college, Is 41. He was born In Detroit, Mich., and educated at the University of Michigan. Dr. Crowley waa professor of chemistry In Detroit college before he came to Omaha In 1904, and Is also city chemist now. John R. Dumont of the firm of J. H. Dumont &. Co., teal estate and Insurance, was born In Omaha May 16. 184. He Is a graduate of the Omnha High school and studied also at the University of Nebraska. Cediic Potter, agent of the Union College Gymnasium association, Is celebrating his twenty-second birthday. He is the son of Philip Potter, and Is a graduate In elec trical engineering from Union college, which he is representing. Talks for people Here Is the story of a retail furni ture firm In Cleveland that woke up to the possibilities of advertising quality. This firm has been the leading fur niture house In their community for 51 years. They have never sold any thing but the highest grade furniture, yet they were not commanding the trade they should, and knew It. They engaged the services of an ad' vertislng man who advised a campaign of straight talks on furniture qualities and values as against cheap and in ferior furniture. This campaign consisted of 14 "talks" 8 Inch double-column, a new talk each day, and culminated In a full page announcement of the firm's meth ods, Ideas, Ideals and quoted the names of their manufacturers. In a letter to the advertising man one of the firm wrote: "We ar very well pleased with the r (faults from this advertising, aa we' have had quit a number of sales, direct results from same. In fact, the day of our opening we had over 1,600 people In our store in a couple of hours' time." And this, mind you, without a hint of a salt, without quoting a price. Don't you know, Mr. Merchant, that the people of Omaha are Just as Inter ested in honesty and quality and value, will respond Just as liberally as the people in other cities, If you tell them about your values and qualities? We offer you our advertising, col PERSONAL NOTES. The Russian government has decide, hire a press agent to assist forelan m ,a. paper representatives In St. Pctcrebiim r getting the news straight. tleorge V balks at taking the onth. and the Prince of Monaco refuses to be swufn at all. lAKks like the crowning art of Insurgency. Fashion utilise everything that comes along. The "comet hat" Is the latent, adorned with a star of pink roses and a pink osprey tall. Former Police Captain William Wind, who led the police In breaking up the historic liaymarket riot, In which many policemen were killed and wounded twenty four years ago by an anarchist bomb, died of heart disease In Chicago. Mrs. Jane Foster Shaw- of Steuhenvllle. . O.. known as the smallest mother In th world, died at Fort Myers, Fla., 74 years of age. She was twenty-seven inches In height and tho mother of three children. Being a lover of piano music, a diminutive piano was built for her use. In honor of the late Samuel Spencer, first president of the Southern Railway company, and one of Georgia's most dis tinguished sons, a portrait statu., f heroic trait ft" upon a tlse in bronse, set pedestal of Knoxvllle marble, placed on the plasa, at the Atlanta Terminal station, will be A acnted to Alanta and to Georgia. ' King Albert of the Belgians has the dis tinction of being the only royalty, who has served an apprrntlcshlp as newspaper r porter. Four years ho was the regulaily accredited marine reporter of a Belgian weekly, and In (he rursult of his dutlm traveled through most of the countries i f Europe, visiting the shipyards. c CHEERY CHAFF. "It's not Just," said the defeated candidate for councilman to his friends, "heating a man Just on the mere suspicion that he was honest." Ho smiled bitterly. "I'm not through yet," he continued. "I'm going tii find out who started that rumor about me." Philadelphia Ledger. "There was certainly a contrary fate which resulted In my wife's giving up housekeeping." "What was It?" "First she broke down, and then she broke up." Baltimore American. "Do you mean to tell me you enjov being fat?" "Yes," answered the philosophic citi zen, "I get more transportation for my money when I buy a railway ticket." Washington Star. k "Some scientific sharp claims that oir door sports produce optimism." "Base ball does, X know. Just now all the fans are saying that It Is better to do your losing early In the season." 1'lttniiurg Post. "By the way," queried the near-sport. "Who Is the lightweight champion of America?" "It In still a matter of doubt," an swered the wise guy. "Some claim the title for the coal dealer, while others say the Iceman Is entitled to It." Chicago News. "She says she could have married milions In her youth." "Then her forbearance Is more remark able than I thought. She only married five or six." Kansas City Journal. "Do you think King Edward's death will result In much trouble for the English people?" "1 am afraid ao. There Is Alfred Austin's ode to begin with, and more to come." Baltimore American. "Bill," said Ben Jonson, one day when the two were dining at a London coffee house, "how did you come to write that beastlv tilav. 'Titus Andronlcns.' inr. how?" that thing, Ben," answered William Shak speare, "and I didn't care a hang what 1 uiu. j.,ii. v u.i.i.. i 1 1 v i ' 1 1 r i nan u ut-hii ringer for Hall Calne!" Chicago Tribune. OUR LITTLE NEEDS. Detroit Free Press. A little more of loving, a little le.ss of pain. A little more of sunshine, a little less of rain; A little more of friendship, a little less of strife These are what we're wanting to make the perfect life. A little more of laughter, and fewer, fewer sighs, A little more of twinkling, than sorrow in our eyes; A little more forbearance, a little less of hate, A little more of patience, lesa quarreling! a with Fate. ' A little more of kindness, a little lesa severe. A little more of sweetness, a little Icsh austere, A little more of honor and less of business greed, See, brother, see how little it Is we really need I A little more of silence, and less of hasty speech, A little more of practice and Icbh desire to preach; A little more of smiling, with fewer droop ing chins, A little more of virtues and fewer petty sins. , A little more of praising, a little lesn f blame. More thought for all our loved ones anJ leas for future fame; A Utile more of doing than talking of the deed. Bee, brother, see how little It Is we reall need. r who sell things umns, our 42,000 homo circulation, our advertising copy and Illustrations, our help, to make your advertlnlng successful. Window vs. espuoer. The retail dealer who depends on the Bldewalk and the weather for hit trade might as well hire a boy and a dig In his garden. It Isn't necessary to bo sensational to advertise; simply make readable news of your advertising. It is the business of the newspapers to dls tribute news and If 1 want a moderate priced stylish hat your advertising Is ten times more Interesting to me than the Associated Press dispatch thHt some galoot In Oklahoma or Texas hanged himself. Good advertising Is news. Print tlsV on the celling over your bed so that" you will read It first thing every morn ing when you wake up. Hemembenf when you write your ad. Tell peopl something they want to know, even if tt is that muslin has gone up, and ttx'y would better buy, because In your opinion It Is going up some more IT you are changing your store arrant' ment tell about It; some of your ru tomers will step in to see how It looks Don't be laiy when you get up your ad; stir yourself to be as Interesting as if you were talking to your ix'sfi customer, and all your customers annT others, too, will gladly read ur ad.