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GEORGE B. TZSCHCCK.
Suiiac.lbed In mjr presence and iwom to
before me this let day f August, 1910.
M R. WALKER.
fcatiaerlbera leavlna, the pits- tern
aorarlly- shoald hav The Be
aualled to them. Address will ha
chaased as oftea aa reejaeated.
With a hot time assured in Chey
enne, the weather man la safe in pre
The editorial department of The
Outlook believe in keeping in touch
with the people. .
that - Illinois Jackpot ''pop
ped.", it was hardly expected .that it
would arouse such an echo.'
' -Someone aska,
for Jthe primary
Who foots the, bills
Why r the dear people of course. :
Shooting a shingle full of holes may
dispose of a plank in tne platform, but
it is a long time till election day yet.
- Ona point has been ; settled, since
Mr. Roosevelt started on hla western
trip Tiro, Woodruff knows whera to
That greeting at Council Bluffs is
Just a sample of what Is coming to
the colonel when he returns to Omaha
next" week: "'
Old King Corn is not worrying half
as much these days as are some of the
fellows who have been playing the
The "bosses'" back in New York
have had due warning. When what is
coming to them arrives they will know
that It is there without further notice.
"Would-be Senator" WiUia E. Reed,
who also ran, cheerfully explains he
got what he expected. There Is one de
feated candidate who is not disap
pointed. One candidate for legislative hon
ors In the late democratic prjmary
lists among bis expenses an outlay of
37 cents for "platform for campaign
purposes. uvercnargea at mat.
Mora of our street railway lines are
to b equipped with pay-as-you-enter
cars, whose successful trial operation
Is thus affirmed. Another place to
wonder why it waa not. thought of
Omaha theater managers have
formed an association for mutual ben
efit. Of course, this is no trust, as
theater-goers are likely to find out
when told at the box office that there
will be no trust.
Ona of the chief disapointments of
the railroad magnates Is that the net
profits persist In increasing, despite
the complaint that rates are too low.
Some other reason must be assigned
before the public will be ready to wel
coma further Increase of carrying
Some of the stories that are being
told in Oklahoma now read most -re
markably like the facts The Bee dug
up in Nebraska a few years ago, when
it was exposing the frauda that had
been perpetrated on the Indians of the
Nebraska reservations. The red man
has always been looked upon as fair
game by his white brother.
In actual warfare, from Shlloh to
Manila, Nebraska troops have figured
with glory, and now come the state
troops to add to the record by winning
fame in mimic war. To defend
wagon train successfully against the
onslaught ot regulars li credit enough
for on maneuver camp, .and showi
that th quality of our fighting wen la
dot detertpijatlug. ; ;
Forest Fires and Forest Rangers.
One fact looms big In connection
with the dreadful destruction of po
tential wealth In timber in the north
west during the last few days. It is
that tho forest rangers have proved
their fidelity at least. It seems be
yond human capability to cope with
fire, once it gets well under headway
In the woods. The mighty scourge
seems Irresistible in its onward sweep,
its fiery breath licking clean its path,
and leaving only smoking ruin in its
wake The forest rangers knew this;
they wero men of experience in wood
craft, and understood the danger they
were in. But they also understood
the responsibility of the duty they had
assumed, and so the appalling roll of
the dead contains the mention of
whole squads o the rangers, wiped
The sad note of the tragedy 1b that
few if any of these brave men will
ever be known. It will be possible,
when - tho whole affair la finally
cleared away, that some of the names
of the missing may be positively
known, but many of the volunteers,
who joined in the unequal combat and
lost their lives, must remain forever
unidentified. These men are well en
titled to a place on the nation's roster
of heroes. In an emergency they
risked their lives in performance of a
service to their country. It matters
little that their attempt was futile;
they did what they could, and in death
deserve much more of remembrance
than they are likely to get from a peo
ple who so soon forget the sacrifices
of the dead in a scramble of compe
tition among the living.
The forest ranger in his dally round
Is an inconspicuous servitor of a great
republic. In the time of his supreme
test, he has proven himself worthy of
the trust, and in death, met while on
duty, he should have at least the
recognition - given the soldier whose
life goes out in the glory and crash of
. The Democratic Campaign Book.
The democratic campaign text book
has duly made Its appearance and
consists almost exclusively of a rehash
of extracts from the Congresional
Record Inserted by the oratorical
highway or by the-Ieave-to-print route.
That the text book should be made up
chiefly with scissors and paste-pot is
not unusual, but quite the regular
thing. But in this case the chief diffi
culty met is that the democratic
speeches of ill omen were poured
forth before the record of achievement
was made up on which the republican
administration ana congress nas a
right to go before the people for a
vote of endorsement. The democratic
text book, therefore, feeds Its readers
with captious criticism and dire fore
bodings for which there is small foun
dation now, even If there might have
been some while congress was still in
session with its work unfinished.
The democratic text book also car
ries a postscript culled from the
speeches of insurgent republican sena
tors and congressmen which the demo
cratic campaign managers -evidently
believe will prove serviceable as ammu
nition ' against, their political enemy.
Yet all the insurgents keep on insist
ing and repeating that nothing Is to
be gained for the country by turning
tho responsibility for legislation over
to the democrats, who have proved
themselves Incapable apd Incompetent
time and again, and who have no pro
gram except that of negation and ob
struction. The insurgent contribution
to the democratic text book will prob
ably have Its antidote furnished by
the Insurgents themselves. But the
use which the democrats are making
of these speeches shows that their
own political capital is scarce, of had
quality and poorly adapted for public
"Waiting on the Census.
The keen interest everywhere
aroused by the promulgation ot the
census figures for different cities,
towns and other subdivisions of this
great and growing country of ours is
entirely natural. Aa a nation we take
stock and make an Inventory once
vary ten years in order to find out
Just where we are at. The census Is
something like a roundup on the
range, where the cowboys have a gen
eral Idea how many animals arc in the
herd, but are only sure ot It when
they are brought in to be branded and
The . healthy rivalry among our
cities, great and small, to show up
well, If not better than the other, In
the census record Is everywhere In
evidence. The competition tor places
In the population entry list Is keen
and sometimes acrid. Occasionally
the enumeration gives returns bigger
than were looked for, but in ninety
nine cases out ot a hundred it falls
short more or less from expectations. I
Disappointment and dissatisfaction
with the census Is apt to be common
In all placea that fall to be rated as
high as previous boasts have carried
The census exerts an Important in
fluence in some directions that are
least suspected. Every new census
forms the foundation for rediatrictlng
for congressional, legislative. Judicial
and local units of government all over
the country. The census, moreover,
frequently determines the application
of laws . according to population
classes. We have laws In this state,
for example, that apply to counties
with over 10,000 inhabitants and
which define cities to be of the first
class or second class, according to
numbers. When a city or county Is
on the borderland of a new classifica
tion It makesa great , deal of differ
ence to Ita people whether the census
pulls them across the line or leaves
them Just below It. The same rule
applies in many forms of business
that cover a large territory In which
population Is a vital factor. National
banks may be cited as an illustration,
requiring larger capital and reserve
when located In cities of the higher
Only by realizing the manifold
points at which the census reaches
down to our every-day life can Its real
Importance be appreciated.
The President in Politics.
In the breezy review of American
affairs for British readers contributed
monthly to the National Review is
usually to be found some sidelight on
our current events with a ltttleiffer
ept color to It than that which we or
dinarily see. Such a point is illumi
nated In the . August number, where
the American correspondent. calls at
tention to the.lnevitabteness that our
president must become the overshad
owing figure In 'American politics. As
contrasted with British conditions, he
regards it as a curious reflection, but
nevertheless ; strictly accurate, that,
with the exception of the president,
there is seldom, If ever, a national fig
ure in America, that is national in the
sense in which the term is used in
An English cabinet may contain
half a dozen potential prime ministers;
an ex-prime minister, or secretary of
state for foreign affairs, or chancellor
of the exchequer, or viceroy of India,
is almost always a commanding polit
ical figure. In America, on the con
trary, members of the cabinet, politi
cally, are only of minor Importance
for two reasons first, that the tenure
is uncertain, being at the pleasure of
the president, and leaving him with
out any policy of his own aside from
the Instructions of the president; and,
second, that the American member of
the cabinet ranks below the English
minister and, more often than not, be
fore becoming a cabinet member, has
simply a local reputation and is prac
tically an unknown man until he is
called to Washington. We are assured
that this Is not said by way of dispar
agement, but simply to show how dif
ferently cabinets are constructed in
Great Brltan and in the United States,
Neither are the members of the house
or of the senate national figures, be
cause they are representatives of a sin
gle state or of a district smaller than
These things explain why under the
American system of government the
president has become the great na
tional figure in politics. They explain
also why the president has come to
represent national ideas In legislation,
as well as in administration, and to
have put out of balance the old theory
of equal and co-ordinate branches of
government. The conclusion offered
must be of as much interest to us as
to the English leaders for whom It
was especially Intended. With the in
creasing tendency to look to Washing
ton instead of to the states as the cen
ter of governmental action, It follows
as a matter of course that the power
of the president is magnified. There
may be a reaction, but the opinion la
ventured that twenty-five years hence
the authority exercised by the presi
dent will be vastly greater than It is
today, and that whether this is a men
ace time alone can tell.
Re-checklng telephone companies
tailing to make reports to the State
Railway commisalon as required by
law discloses the fact that during the
past year ten have been bought out
by the Independents and seven by the
Bell people, which would Indicate that
the difference between the - one and
the other, so far as reaching out for
extensions and competitors Is con
cerned, is the difference 'twlxt twee
dledee and tweedledum. If the state
anti-trust law Is Infracted every time
one telephone company buys out an
other the attorney general's office can
keep Itself mighty busy.
Nebraskana can afford to watch for
a time longer the efforts being made
in Iowa to enforce laws of a prohlbl
tory nature dealing with the. liquor
question. For longer than twenty-five
years the question has been before the
courts over there, and all the -while
the tangle has been made more and
more Impenetrable. With Ita present
local option law, under which "dry"
communities are dry as they care to
be, Nebraska can well afford to rest
while its sister state is trying to ex
tricate itself from the morass of rrrfs
takes into which misdirected seal has
Speaking with reference to the nom
inee of Nebraska democrats for United
Statea senator, Mr. Bryan in his Com
He ought to have every democratic vote
and enough Insurgent votes to elect him,
In other words, he cannot be elected
unless he gets republican votes, and
why any republican should vote for a
democrat repudiated In the primary
by Mr. Bryan himself is not evident
on the surface.
Lincoln newspapers are still ex
pressing amazement that Mayor
"Jim," running on a threat to remove
the capital, abould have gotten C00
votea more in Lancaster county than
did Governor Shallenberger. It is
amazing, but It only goes to show how
far some Lincoln statesmen are out of
touch with the real sentiment of the
people In their own community.
If paving brick with the Buffalo
trademark Is good enough for use be
tween the atreet car rails, why should
It not be good enough to pave the re
mainder ot the street surface? It
would be as ey-opener to know, if it
OMAHA, SATURDAY, AUOUST 27, 1910.
rould be known, Just what Omaha's
tribute to the paving brick combine
And now the Bohemians are to hold
a big celebration In Omaha. They
will find the city Just as ready for
their entertainment as It has been for
any of the other great gatherings that
have lately been cared for here. The
census figures are no gauge of the size
of Omaha's hospitality.
With good grass cattle selling close
to $7 at South Omaha, and the run of
live stock the heaviest in years, it will
take something more than Wall street
talk to make folks out west think they
have ruined themselves buying auto
mobiles. As the days grow shorter the time
to light up those automobile lamps
grows earlier, and carelessness and
neglect of the auto drivers becomes
greater. Automoblllsts can Invite
trouble in more ways than one.
Poor Lo aa a Goat.
Wall Street Journal.
If the output of "exonerations" con
tinues, soon It may appear that only the
Indians were guilty of Improper conduct
In connection with the land deals.
Compensations ol Candidates.
6L Joseph Qasette.
Tneae are the days when the candidate
for office makes It a point to attend
every plonlo within the bounds of his
district. He figures that be sets all the
fried chicken lie can eat whether he gets
any votes or not.
Shortening- the Iteaca.
A 3,000,000,000 bushel corn crop ought In
the fullness of time and the natural course
of events to bring ham and pork chops
within the ' reach of people of limited
means. But that Is no assurance that it
will do so.
How to Promote War.
The principal objection to General
Grant's scheme, to have the government
In car of war take automobiles at first
cost from the owners. Is that some of the
discouraged upkeepera may hustle around
and start a war for their relief.
Emoluments of Friendship.
Lawyer McMurray explains thai he Is a
friend of tna Indians. Friendliness toward
Indians is in ttaelf nothing to be, rebuked.
His emoluments for being a friend have
been about (200,000 a year, with prospects
that this would mount Into the millions
very soon. In the circumstances the sin
cerity of Mr. McMurray will be ques
tioned. Disinterested friendship does not
fatten on that It esteems. And If the In
dians were In need of a friend and cast
ing about for one they could not afford
CONSERVATION AND THIS STATE!.
Questions to ' Be Considered at St.
Governors of Utah, Washington, Wyom
ing and Idaho held a conference at Salt
Lake City at which were also present rep
resentative of the governors of Nevada,
California, Colorado, Oregon and Minnesota.
The object of tho conference was to put
into official form the views of the several
statea an .the' question' of conservation.
These view- have been embodied In a
declaration which will be offered to the
National Conservation congress for adop
tion when It meets at 8t. Paul on Septem
ber S. The declaration contains seven sec
tions, the gist of which is that conserva
tion la primarily a state question and that
such conservation as the federal govern
ment undertake In the administration of
public lands should be recognised, aa a
trusteeship for the. maturing, state. ... .
We do not think that either Colonel Roose
velt or Mr. Glfford Plnchot, both of whom
are scheduled to speak at the conservation
congress ' will seriously quarrel with the
theory that conservation Is primarily a
state duty. Ona of Colonel Roosevelt's most
conspicuous acts, before going out of of
fice, was to call the governors of the states
Into convention In . Washington to discuss
state conservation policies and the relation
of the -national government to the natural
reeourca of the state. National trusteeship
of those resources la unnecessary where
the states themselves are able Intelligently
to undertake development. The one trouble
with the practice of state conservation Is
that It is frequently too narrow to take
Into account more than the Interests of the
Individual commonwealth. The conservation
ot forests and water power can seldom be
neglected by one state without seriously
affecting Its neighbors. If the state would
collaborate In- an Intelligently comprehen
sive schema of- conservation,- the duties
of the federal government as a conserva
tor would be materially lightened. The St
Paul congress may bring co-ordinate action
much nearer than It now seems to be.
WOMAN HOLDS CHILD
ABOVE WATER EIGHT HOURS
Mr. Joha Boreh of Sedaa, Kan.,
Savea Mfe of Baby that Fell
SEDAN. Kan., Aug. M.-The I-year-old
child of John Burch, a farmer near this
city, fell Into a cistern containing five feet
of water. Mrs. Burch Jumped Into the cis
tern and held the child above the water
eight hours until her husband, returning
from hla work, searched for her and found
her. She collapsed after being rescued and
Is dangerously 111. The child suffered no
Illness. Friends will apply for a Carnegie
hero medal for Mrs. Burch.
BLACK HILLS PIONEER DEAD
Albe Holmes, Who Was Frlead
Bret Harte, Die of Typhoid
DEADWOOD, 8. D., Aug. 2.-(SpciaI
Telegram.) Albe Holmes, a veteran mining
man of the Black Hills, died here this
morning of typhoid fever. He was 6t years
old. Holmes came here In the early days
from Carson City, Nev., where he' was the
Intimate friend of Bret Harte, the novelist,
lie was a thirty-third degree Mason and
widely known - In the northwest.
Our Birthday Book
August ST, mO.
Rev. John K. Hummon, pastor of
Kountse Memorial Lutheran church, was
born Auguat 27, 1872. He Is a native of
Ohio and educated at Wittenburg col
lege and Wittenburg Theological seminary.
He was three years In the ministry in
Vrbana, O., and Nevada, la., before his call
John H. Harte, contractor and builder,
I 66 years old today. He was born In
Louisville, Ky.. and haa erected many of
our substantial buildings. Ha has also been
president ef th Builders' exchange.
In Other Lands
Bide Lights ea What is Trans,
ptrlng Among the Hear and
rat Halloas ef the ID art h.
International rivalry In warship building
shows no abatement Germany's program
of four battleships of the dreadnought class
for the coming year has been Increased
to six, partially overcoming the British
naval spurt from four to eight. tMiarp dis
tinctions are to bo noted In slae, construc
tion and armament. The original of the
dreadnought class was only 17,900 tons and
carried ten twelve-Inch guns. Thirteen of
these floating forts have been added to the
British navy and each succeeding ship
progressed In stse and power. The Orion
and the Lion, launched from British yards
this month are of the super-dreadnought
class, the first named being a battleship
of 26.350 tons displacement and tight 13 5
guns; the last a cruiser of 22,000 tons ind
46,000 horse power, capable of attaining a
speed of twenty-eight knots an hour. Ger
many's biggest battleship, the Oldenburg,
is 13,000 tons, and Austria's biggest, the
Tegethoff, Is pt 21,000. The Arkansas and
Wyoming, ths biggest dreadnoughts of the
United States, are each to be 20,000 tons.
Cost of construction and equipment ad
vances with equal strides. Britain's new
pair will each represent an outlay of $14.
600,000 when completed and ready for sea.
Speculating on a possible limit ot slse, and
cost is fruitless while national purses stand
In a signed statement cabled to the New
York Sunday Times Premier Canalejas pro
tests that the pending controversy be
tween state and church is not an attempt
to force nsw methods upon a population
not prepared for them. "Such action
would be shortsighted and dangerous," the
premier says. "It Is not the policy of tho
Spanish government. We have seen a great
growth ot liberal opinion in this country,
and at the last election we had a great
majority. The government la confident In
the continued support of the country In its
policy. What is called the religious ques
tion In Spain is not a struggle a gn trier
church and religion. It is merely and
temporarily ths strain In the working
out of. e problem of recovering for ths
civil law of the state certain faculties
which had been allowed to lapse. I have
every hope for a future of perfect religious
liberty and the right of conscience, and
I hope to maintain cordial and respectful
relations with the church." '
Pauperism Is gradually decreasing In
England, but enough remains to form a
conspicuous blight in the nation's llfs.
Tourists observe It in London, for London
does not hide Its poverty. According to
official statistics there were in London
on June 29 lost 118,018 paupers, persons In
receipt of relief from public charitiea. This
provides a ratio of pauperism, of 24 per
thousand of population. The number of
paupers In receipt of relief In England and
Wales on June 26 was 762,111; Indoor pau
pers totalled 200,449; outdoor, 601,662. The
rata of pauperism to population In Eng
land and Wales Is 21.3 per thousand.
The selection of the Zambesi river, In
Rhodesia, as the place for an interna
tional sculling race between champions
from New Zealand and from England Is
a striking Illustration of the extent to
which South' Africa has ceased to be cor
rectly described aa part of a "Dark Conti
nent." When Livingstone first described
the Viotoria PaVls, within sight of which
the recent race waa rowed, that great cat
aract, was about the most remote of the
world's natural marvels. Today, however,
it is linked by rail with the coast, and the
coast with the rest of the world, so that
when these athletes sought a neutral point
accessible to both without a Journey from
London to the Antipodes or the reverse,
the great river In the heart of Africa was
chosen without exciting especial remark.
And the wires brought news ot the result
almost as promptly as though the race
had been rowed on the Hudson at Pough-
The latest statistics published In Berlin
puts the population of Germany at 64,760,000,
It Is expected that the census of December
next will show a total of 66,000,000 In round
numbers. The Increase of population has
been about a million a year for a long time.
Forty years ago Franca and Germany
were about even In population. Now, Ger
many has 65.000,000 people and France only
99,000,000. Germany cannot complain of a
tendency to race suicide among her people,
The birth rata Is declining but the death
rate is declining more rapidly. Thirty
years ago 200,000 Germans emigrated an
nually. This figure has now been reduced
to about 20,000. Germany seems prosperous
enough to make it of advantage for
Germans to remain at home,
A correspondent of the London Spectator
tells "How to get a horse for nothing."
The English war office, it seems. Is trying
a scheme of boarding out extra cavalry
horses which are needed only at maneu
vers and occasionally when cavalry la be
ing trained. Any reputable stable-owner
can apply to the government for a mount.
which Is provided with no charge except
for insurance, and may bo. used for riding,
driving or anything but plowing. Mr. Hal
dan believes that this system will reduce
the cost of keeping th extra horses re
quired by the army, Th only inconven
ience to th user of th horse la that it
1 called in for a month each year fr
The remains of a woman who died In
Egypt 2,000 years beor th alder Ramesis
blossomed out aa an aacroiter are now
on exhltUUon at King' a college in London,
together with her rouge and powder pota,
her jewelry, which Is said to be strangely
Ilk th trinkets now in vogue, and some
of the ornaments of her boudoir. She has
a Grecian profile and an Amasonlan Jaw,
th latter indicating perhaps her posses
sion. of a suffragette mind, which th em
balmers could not preserve with all their
skill. The scientific observers not her like
ness to a modern woman.
The visit of Prince Tusuf Isseddlne, the
heir of th present sultan of Turkey, to
European courts and the Journey of the
Ottoman prime minister to Marienbad have
both been commented upon as example ot
the way In which reforms instituted by
Toung Turks bavs taken hold of the people
of European Turkey. The visit of the heir
presumptive to a foreign country or the
absence of the prime minister from th
empire during bis tenure of office was
almost unknown under older governments,
Ft rat Wla th Hoaa.
Those republican congressmen who or
training themselves to suoceed Unci Jo
Cannon in th speakerahlp will beat rv
their purpose by devoting their present
energies to lue election of a republican
majority In the next house. To hav
republican speaker It Is necessary to have
a republican house; not a difficult mat
ter if everyone does his share of the
Mavlasr Pteter of Ftsrares.
bloux City Journal.
Neither Jim Don 1 man" nor Governor
8baJlenberger eounted on a recount, but It
look aa If they may hav a pretty tough
Job in political ertWimetlo to work out
before they get through with IV
Former Vice Ticslilrnt Fairbanks Is going
tn enmp on the stunip'.ng trail of W. J.
Bryan In Indinna.
Congressman Victor Mnnlock of Kansas
la out In tho state of Washington knocking
Cannoiilsm wherever It bubs up.
In his various contests for the governor
ship of Georgia Hoke scores two out ot
three Innings. Llttlo Joe Brown went down
on the last run.
Since Congressman Ixmgworth fired the
Cannon shot at JHeverly, revengeful stand
pattors at Cincinnati threaten to muss ths
balance of his locks.
Klnor Holdale. Ilalvor Pteenereon. Ole
Saffe.ni;. Lais n.lotge and Andrew Vclstuad
are enrolled anion; the patriots anxious to
represent Minnesota in congress.
Perhaps hciio dwi nut know It, but the
Nevada towu Is missing a hot performance
In falling to have the democratic primary
contest of Nebraska transferred to US
Hiram Johnson, winner of the republican
nomination for governor, had been prom
ised a lurge consignment of lemons by the
fruit raiser, but the shipping directions
were lost In th confusion ot the returns.
The . misfortune Congressmen Joe
Sibley of Pennsylvania creates enough
vacuum to draw tear from an oil tank.
Having spent t-U,500 to win the nomination,
he resigned his precious toy, accepted an
official call to court, and discovered a
startling weakness of his heart, which
forbids his glvjng personal attention to
the formalities of a Judicial quia. Poor, old
Joes sighs to be let alone.
A I.ITTt.K SI,OW, BIT SI RE.
t'nolc Sam "qnorea nn Account Korty
FIV Year Old.
Th national government Is generally as
sumed to be slow about paying Its bills, but
over against that distressful fact Is to be
set the comforting certainty that it Is sure,
A Worcester man has verified this truth.
Two years ago the War department ad
vised him that a sum of money was due
him for his services In the civil war, and if
he would make a claim, attested by two
witneases, he could recover It. The Wor
cester man, marvelling a little for he
thought he had closed aocounta with th
government long ago executed an elaborate
voucher and sent it forward. Then he
waited, and kept on waitings visions of all
he would do with this treasure trove danc
ing nimbly through his brain and taking
the form of automobiles and steam yachts.
The dreams faded when he got his check.
The letter aoeompanying It set forth that
In August, 1861, he was underpaid 87 cents;
In September, 1863, he was underpaid 84
cents; in April, 1866, he was overpaid S7
cents, and on another occasion he failed to
draw clothing to which he was entitled to
the amount of 11.40. Hence the check,
which he received after forty-five years.
It called for J2.T4.
STANDS OS ALL FOURS.
Hovr the Automobile Failed to Ex
tinguish th Ilorae.
The automobile was destined, It will b
remembered to extinguish th horse. As
the buffalo Is maintained in small herds In
th Interest of th study of natural-his
tory, or as th gnu and the giraffe are ex
hibited In "soos" to satisfy the idle
outious, so It was proposed that a few
horses should be saved, if possible.
How well th few have . been saved Is
shown- by the Year Book of the Depart
ment of Agriculture.. On January 1, 1900,
there were nearly 14,000,000 horses In th
United States, of a total valua of H,000,
000,000. On January 1, 1W6 th number
was nearly 30,000,000, of a total value of
nearly 13,000)000,000. The average valua of
horsea in 1600 was 44.Gl;!th average value
in lfiOO was $96.64. When th figures for
1910 are compiled the average valua of the
horse will be. shown to have reached a
record during the last year.
What is the explanation of the high
There Is a hatter in Chicago who
believes in advertising he has had
proof of Its power.
This is the story: His location was
good, hlB hats were good, he charged
fair prices and he never advertised,
Perhaps he. thought the hats would
sell themselves,, perhaps he didn't .be-
llcve In advertising, or thought it un-
dignified. At any rate, he did not ad
vertise. Ha tried as hard as b could to
make a success, but business was
pretty bad after a while it got worse
Talks for people who sell things
and he was on the verge of bank- business building force in the world
ruptcy. it will build up a . -Fun-down business,
One day a newspaper man went to and keep a good business from' run
see him and talked advertising. Ths nlng down and the time to advertise)
hat man figured that things couldn't .is all the time;
be worse, so he grasped at advertising The Bee has a plan and a service ot
as a way out of his difficulties, ag-a advertising , copy for you,. Mr, Mer
drownlng man grasps at a straw. chant, that will be worth your time to
As a starter, be tried Panama hats, see and hear, whether you adopt them
The newspaper man got up soma bully or riot. They will add ideas to yours,
good copy and illustrations, and It They will suggest improvement .and
seemed that, every man In Chicago stimulate expansion,
wanted a Panama he sold hundreds May w submit them? ' '
of them. By-and-by more copy ap- 'Phone Tyler 1000 for an appoint
peared, advertising other hats and xnent. - - , :
HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK
fltfls WHITE CAT
J VJE W rfOVJCt, BY
MARY ROBERTS RINEHART
1, ' siuinor or inc.
CIRCULAR STAIRCASE. WHEN A MAJMARJUES tft
gHt sontt hmmJIx CO,
Frosh Clinod Hard Coal $10.50
Havens-White Coal Co.
1618 Farnam 8t Omaha. Neb.
Telephsnea-DoMglsa t)o, Ind. A-1281.
I prices of horses? Feed has risen In price.
farm labor has gone up. and every charge
Incidental to the farm Is higher than It
was, but this does not account for the
sudden and sharp Increase In ths coat ot
horses. The farmer has long been an
eleemosynary Institution, and he Is Just
discovering the truth. If the coat of rais
ing a colt. Including all Its food, stab
ling and the labor Incidental to Its care
and training be taken Into account. It will
be found that any horse three years old
has cost at least $200.
"How did you sr
nend vour vacallonT'
flxed.'r replied Mr. Plrius
Barker. "It didn't hurt any worse man
mosquito bites and sunburn, and seemed
more Ilk the money s worth.' Washington
He (tendeilyWAnd what do you think of
th engagement ring I sent you. I'oriaT
She tileilKhtell.v-W hy, I think It Is a
beauty, Jack the very handsomest on l
ever had glvbn me--Upplncott's.
"You don't try hn;t a &"tm cases In a
year, do youT" asked the caller.
"Jest about," answered Bqulre Durnltt of
Lonelyvllle. . . A
"Yet ycir docket looks as If you had to
handle it a doxen times a day.''
"Gosh, I do!" exclaimed th squire. "Thai
docket, sir, contains the record of mow n
4.0HO game ef checkors I've played In this
office. Won the most of m, too, by
George!" Chicago Tribune. 1
"I wish folks would be explicit when you
ask them anything."
"What's the matter?"
"I asked JaggHby the other day wha
brand of win he liked, and he answered
with a glance at his wife, 'Mums th
"How could I tell Whether he meant th
brand or his wife T" Baltimore American,
Freddie Why do they call him th mid
dleman, dadf t. '
Cobwigger Because he gets a rSkeoft
from both ends. Llf. v .
Prof. McGooile It Is astonishing - how
little the young people of th present day
krow of mathematics. Kor example. Miss
Tartuni-or you, Mr. Sparks do you re
member what lii rule of three 1st
Miss Tartum O, yea, proieshor; I haven't
forgotten that, I think. "Three's a crowd."
That right? ;
' "Do you pay much attention to publlo '
"No; 1 always look the other wsy when
I see a young oouple holding hands In th
park." Washington Herald.
"Why do . you always put a pltr-her of
water and a glass on the table bofor an
-"ihat," ssld the chairman of many re
ception committees, "Is to give him some
thing to do I oase he forgets his piece and
has to stop and think." Washington Star.
A NEW P0PUAR SOAG.
Strickland Oilman In Baltimore Sun.
Say, Maitls, may I always buy yo
lug gum tor your
That is tne with mat fills
whana'er I se vbu chew.
I wstcu your jawa iw wi-u.e-wob, nd like.
And cannot help but go plumb nuts about
your classy Jib.
You aurely ring the tell for me when I bs-
hold you. .munch. .
As on a onunk of pepsin cud I se you
tf you say no you're sure to break my
tender heart In two
Say, M aisle, won't you let me buy your
chewing gum for you?
Buy chewing gum for you Malsle,
Buy chewing gum for you.
I'd like to rill tho rest of 11(9 . . .. ,
A, watching of you chew.
The cow that 'minds me so of you .
Wss quite a pet ot mine boo hool
So, Malsle, won't you let me buy your
chewing gum for you?
Your chewing gum for you.
Th first time 'or I seen you chew th
tears coma to my eye; , .
It put me so in mind of times bsck In them
days gone by, ' -i
It made me think of boyhood day .'way,,
down upon ths farm.
Where I was raised without a fear of any
. kind of harm. '
Because your Jaws went myum-te-myum, -
Just Ilk a cow we had - - -That
used to be a pet ot mine oh, Mfcble, 1
weren't I sad!
And so again; aa In the start, I would b
. ever true
If you would say I always could buy chew-
Ing gum tor you. ,
(Chorus.) ' . '
they were sold. Business was pretty
good and after a while it got better,
but he didn't stop advertising. - -
He keeps Ms advertising running as
steadily as the tloklng of a clock, and
says he sells, more hats than any other
hatter In Chicago. ... At any rate, he
was saved . from bankruptcy, haa en-
larged his store, and Bella thousand!
of hats every season in apd. out o( .Chi
cago. , .
And nothing but. good advertising
Oood advertising is ths greatest
mPi iro lajtt i.rr i r.N
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