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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
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VlCTon HUHEWATER, EDITOR.
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Chicago atlll gutferg from the Harrl
Lee O'Neill Browne will goon ad
journ at Springfield, III.
To whom was it worth $100,000 to
have Lorlmer in the aenate?
Where now ia the man who
kicking on the long dry spell?
Mr. Bryan and Governor Harmon
finally met and not a blow waa struck.
la Governor Dil to be blamed or
credited with the efectlon of O'Gor
man? Still, adding aeroplanes to our army
equipment will give more work for the
Victor Berger may be lonely In
congress, but he would find some com
rades In Nebraaka. '
If the army coujd be spared, the
president might transfer It from
Texas now to congress.
Joaquin Miller has been ill, but not Kler
rasly. Washington Post.
Back, back to the' hills.
Do not forget that Hinky Dink also
won. How the results must tickle
J, Ham's pink whiskers.
It looks now as If Johnny Bull
might have eo'me difficulty getting his
coronation on the front page.
If any warship had to be shot up,
the Texas wag the one, for to shoot up
things Is synonymous with the name.
Have the police seen to it that the
pawnbrokers have removed those bar
gain counter firearms from their show
Were it' not that Boss Murphy ex
pressed pleasure at his election. Sena
tor O'Gorman might be able to prove
A bust of John D. Rockefeller has
been printed in the Emporia Gazette.
Do Bill Allen White's feelings run
that deepfjf -
"Is There a Money Trust?" asks a
New York paper. Certainly. It sayg
so right on the coin. We saw one
Senator O'Gorman of New York
ought to be popular with the colonel.
Hlg family consists of six daughters
and one son.
Sunday base ball la going to be as
big an issue with the present legisla
ture as the- 8 o'clock closing law was
two years k&d.
If Tom L. Johnson's condition is as
serious as reported it shows that the
former mayor of Cleveland dies as he
lived, fighting to the last.
From the record of the first Maine
legislature in fifty years it ia fair to
presume that it may be another fifty
fears before the next democratic re
gime cornea in.
Nebraska may 'be given an oppor
tunity to try the Indeterminate sen
tence law. Thla will be a decided im
provement on the present inefficacious
Mrs, Helen Hathaway Roblson Brit
ton is tht new president of the St.
Louis Cardinals. The players, after
repeating that name three times in
long meter, ought to win every game.
The wise pool hall keeper will not
wait for public sentiment, acting
:hrough the city council, to force him
to close hlg place of business at a re
tpectabie hour, and exclude children
it all hours.
Harmon and Bryan were guests of
lonor respectively at simultaneous
tinners In Washington, across the cor
Idor from each other, and at the Har
isoa table gat Senator Gilbert M.
litehcoek. Tut. tut.
No Deadlock! Wanted.
Reporta from Washington predirt
a deadlock In conaresa on the tariff
question. The republicans, conform
ing to the expressed wish of the pres
ident, favor postponing tariff leglsla- j
tlon until the next regular session,
when the tariff board will have formu- j
lated Its report to be used as a guide
and basis of action. The democrats I
propose to force action at this session,
and. It is said, hold the president's
recommendation for reciprocity over
the heada of the republicans as a club
to whip them into line. If the repub-
llicang refuse to yield the democrats
will block reciprocity, the prime pur
pose for which the extra session was
The gituation would be deplorable, i
There is a chance for some give and
take on both sides. The burden of j
responsibility must, however, rest j
upon the democrats, who have It in
their power to facilitate action and
progress along fair, business-like lines,
The republicans have no such power.
To be sure, they could adopt the
course of submitting to every whim
of the democrats and perhaps, effect
the passage of the reciprocity plan,
but that la not desirable. They have
no right to give themselves over to
the democrats to enable the latter to
complete their game of politics for
politicg' sake. The country surely
makes no such demand of the repub
licans. If the democrats were sincere and
consistent with their party principles
they would proceed to carry out the
president's reciprocity plan with Can
ada. It would be In line with demo
cratic doctrine, of reducing or abol
ishing tariffs. But what Is a principle
to this party, as compared with the
opportunity of making campaign
thunder? And yet it is a peculiar sort
of expediency that could be subserved
by the course that Is proposed. The
democrats may be very artful dodgers,
but how they can expect to deceive
the country next year as to the re
sponsibility of defeating action In this
extra session on matters the country
wishes put into action does not at
this writing appear plain.
The deadlock business has been
rather overdone already. This extra
session offers opportunity for much
The Camera and Civio Pride.
Kansas City tried the scheme of
photographing ugly places In the town
as a means of improving the city's
appearance and met with gome good
results. Now Log Angelegis trying
It. The pictures are given publicity,
thug exposing to all the people, or a
large number of them, the moat tan
gible evidence of unsightllnesg and
the need for doing away with it. On
the theory that "seeing Is believing,"
this ought to be a ' potent factor in
the popular enterprise of city beauti
fying, at least aa much so as the con
stant reiteration in print or public
speech that such places exist.
It is possible to make the camera
a very useful instrument, in this work
of improving the city's physical ap
pearance, If there ia another vital ele
ment to support it. All the dark and
ugly spots and places in an entire
city might be photographed and ex
posed to the view of every citizen and
yet accomplish no good at all unless
those citizens had enough local civic
pride to respond to the appeal. It ia
not often, if ever necessary, in a city
of ordinary size to go to the trouble
of publishing photographic views of
eyesores. Most of the people know of
their existence. If they have not seen
them, they must have read about
them doiens of times in their local
papers. But what good doea it all do
unless In the people there is a pride
to which an appeal can be made?
Governor ai a Monitor.
Governor Johnson of California pro
poses the novel departure of appoint
ing himself the official monitor of bla
state. He announces that he will go
Into every legislative district to tell
the people how well or ill their re
spective representative served them
at Sacramento, it Is an Innovation,
but that Is about aa much as can be
said for It Just now. Final Judgment
must be reserved for results. One
wonders If it may not prove to be a
boomerang, both for the governor and
the reform forces be represents. Sup
pose It should strike the people as a
bit of polite bosslsm, how would they
The governor and other administra
tion spokesmen declare that Califor
nia has at last been freed from the
thraldom of corporation domination;
that it has been politically emanci
pated. Good. It needed It. No state, per
haps, was more constantly and firmly
within the grip of greedy Interests.
Friends of good government abroad
will hall with delight this striking of
the shackles from an enslaved people
by their own hand. It augurs a bet
ter day In American politlee when
that can be done.
California. Indeed, haa achieved
something of which to be proud, but
careful, also. It would be too bad to
overdo Ita good deed. Perhaps the
people of that state are different from
thoae of so rue other states, but we
Imagine If any governor ahould at
tempt to do in Nebraska what Gov
ernor Johnson haa outlined for him
self In California he would run great
risk of bringing reproach upon him
self and danger to hia cauae. Bosslsm
Is the thing he and hlg party have
fought and conquered. What Is this
he now proposes for himself?
But ' the California executive is a
forceful character and has defied aome
precedents with astonishing results.
Maybe he ran safely essay his plan.
He is the son of Grove L. Johnson,
former congressman and legislator
and one of the most consummate cor
poration politicians California ever
knew. Even now he Is against his
son In all his political plans, though
once, when both were in the service
of the Southern Pacific, they had Iden
tical views on politics. The son, how
ever, has risen up against all these
old Influences and led the first vic
torious assault upon the powerful corporation-political
machine of his stale.
Added Interest, therefore, attaches to
nis latest scneme. i
Progress in Portugal.
The position of the young ex-King run things at Washington from Fair
Manuel of Portugal Is quite Interest- view by long distance telephone?
ing. Deposed, he yet seems to hold the
affection of many of his people and .' v 'Km Time.
It la anrmrenttv an .fforHon which ' Pittsburg Hlspat.li.
uisiauce lenus encnantmeni. ma Dep
osition was not a personal matter.
The powers had nothing against htm
except that, evidently, they regarded
him more fit for an ex-klng than a
ruling monarch. They have shown a
frank willingness even to bestow
great favors upon him since inviting
him to leave the throne. They are
willing to give him most anything
except his crown and scepter back.
For example they grant him an an
nual pension of $40,000, quite enough
to maintain most any young man In
comfort and respectability. Now they
grant him his latest request posses
sion of the royal Jewels, which he left
in the palace when he made his hasty
exit some months ago.
Those who thought the young
klng g deposition waa to be but a mat
ter of a few montha and that the old
order would aoon be restored must
see now a chance for a different view.
The forces that rose against the mon
archy of Portugal have gained, not
lost, strength. They appear to be
grounded on a rather substantial con
viction that the country needs a new
system of government. Whether It is
ready for democracy lg doubtful, but
that it will not go back to the old
form seems quite certain. Thus far
the reformers have given favorable
account of themselves. This official
statement from one of the chief fac
totums shows that principle ia not
lacking from the aspiration of the
One of the chief alms of the irovernment
at Lisbon is to assure the strictest honesty
In the administration of public affairs and
to deal Justly with foreigners and Its own
And the new administration is dis
playing a good deal more sygtematlc
power In that direction than might
have been expected of it. The move
ment looka like progress, though! of
course, it must still encounter many
difficult obstacles. '
Nebraska Local Elections.
Nebraska cities, towns and Tillages
voted again on Tuesday, and again
proved the wisdom of the law whjch
gives the people in these communities
the right to govern their own affairs
insofar aa the liquor traffic ia con
cerned. Thla law has been In force
in Nebraska for thirty yeara, ni has
proven each succeeding year lta
efficacy and etrength. The continual
agitation of the question of wet or dry
haa had a salutary effect far greater
than would have been attained under
a state-wide prohibitory measure.
While Iowa and Kansas have beeu ex
perimenting with measures designed
to control the liquor traffic, Nebraska
has permlted the people of each com
munity to decide. The vote of Tues
day shows nothing more significant
than that the people are atlll able to
determine for themselves in matters
of this nature. The few changea from
one aide to the other that have boon
made are of no special import. They
show that sentiment hag Its reflexes,
and that ia all. No great significance
will attach to the fact that the social
ists gained some local offices. Local
condltiona prevail entirely,- and the
fact that three Nebraska towna have
chosen socialistic mayors only indi
catea that their citizens have progres
sive notions and are willing to experi
ment in mattera of local government.
The acrimonious debates over the
Omaha charter periodically indulged
in before the legislature and the gov
ernor point very clearly to the desira
bility of permitting Omaha to make
ita own charter. Citlea should be
given the fullest possible freedom in
the regulation of their own affaire,
and thia cannot be achieved when a
city' is forced to go to the legislature
to secure permission to do things
necessary for the welfare of ita Inhab
itants. The Douglas delegation at Lincoln
aeema Just now to be imbued with a
spirit of revenge and Is undertaking
to hamper, or thwart, if possible, the
desires of a large number of Omaha
people. These gentlemen should re
member that they are expected to leg
islate for all the people of Douglas
county, and not solely for those who
voted for them.
Omaha's precious ($8,250,0001
Water board Is to be preserved and
perpetuated, no matter what form of
government this city adopts. This,
of course, is a great triumph and es
tablishes the principle of "Not next
year, or next month, hut now."
In a word, the Hon. Joseph (1. Cannon
has declined to be an uplift grafter of the
familiar type, with his mouth foil of pious
phrases and his record reeking of dishonor.
Oh, cheer up, cheer up. The sun
will ghlne again, some day.
The addition of modern equipment
to Omaha's Ore-fighting apparatus ia
in line with progress, but the more
modern ordinance to regulate build
ing, and Its rigid enforcement, would
be a still more progressive step.
"Men are human, even in Lincoln,"
says the esteemed State Journal. This
admission will clear away a lot of mis
understanding. Many people have
labored under the Impression that
they were superhuman.
Now, It is to be hoped when our es
teemed special envoy to the British
coronation reaches lindnn there will
,, ., . T,
be no discussion of the Transvaal.
' j Will Mr. Bryan remain on the
(scene throughout the extra session, or
1 Possibly In time the postal authorities
who fix the location for postal saving
banks will discover the larae cities.
Diminished .lo .
Wanna City Times.
Mr. Cannon's refusal to be the minority
leader In the ' coming congress w ill de
prive the democratlo majority of about 50
per cent of the Joy It had anticipated.
Alnari la Demand.
The mints turned out $16,000,000 In gold
coins during March, but when you remem
ber that there are ninety-two million peo
ple trying to get them you can understand
why they seem so scarce.
Smooth Oratory aa an Asset.
Like his predecessor. Mr. I'epew, the
new senator from New York, first came
Into public notice by reason of his ability
as a speaker. O'Gorman was also originally
a labor union candidate for office, while
Pr. Lepew was urged for the presidency
before one national convention as "the
farmers' friend." .
Excluding payments on account of the
Panama canal, the Vnlted States treasury
shows a revenue surplus of about $3,On0.0Q0
for the nine months of the fiscal year to
April 1. as compared with a deficit of
$14,000,000 for the same time last fiscal year.
As customs receipts have fallen $13,000,000
below those of the same months last year,
the exhibit becomes surprisingly favorable,
and la apparently to be attributed to In
creased Internal revenue receipts rather
than to reduced expenditures. Why the
latter revenues should increase under con
ditions of Industrial depression Is not ap
parent. CODE OF NEWSPAPER MORALS.
Resons War Soarres of Ken-a Shoald
I Re Held Confidential.
Those who believe In full freedom of the
press In America will approve, without
qualification, the atand taken by II. H.
Kohlsaat. editor of the Chicago. Record
Herald. In declining to state to a United
States senate Investigating committee the
news sources from which ha obtained the
Information that a fund of $100,000 was be
ing used to elect William Lorlmer to the
senate. Mr. Kohlsaat said: "Any man who
will violate a confidence Is not worth a
snap. I would not let my court reporter
violate a confidence. No newspaper man
can violate a confidence. That Is my code
of morals." "
The same code Is held by the editors of
all newspapers; of character In the country.
Lived up to. If a due sense of public spirit
and of fairness goes with It, this code
makes the newspapers the most potent
forces In checking those Insidious corrup
tions of our politics which are almost never
capable of being proven before courts and
punished by courts and which practical
politicians on investigating committees and
In legislative bodies view so leniently as to
let partisanship prevent the vacating oi a
seat manifestly secured by bribery, even
In the upper house of the national legis
lature. Of course, there Is another side to the
question. Cltlsens will ask whether anony
mous conveyors of Information to news
papers ought to be permitted to cause the
publication of matter Injurious to public
men. Many at first blush will assume that
the principle of making sources of news
confidential lends too much leeway to a
publisher or editor lacking public spirit and
fairness. Two answers suggest themselves.
First, very publisher and every editor
knows that the standing of his newspaper
In the estimation of the public and con
sequently its business success, depends on
being fair. Second, the libel law gives ade
quate protection when any person is held
up to contempt or ridicule unjustly, or even
without public purpose to be pleaded in
extenuation. William Lorlmer did not sue
Mr. Kohlsaat or seek to have Mr. Kohl
saat punished as a criminal so far as we
know. Mr. Lorlmer was entirely satisfied
to be vindicated by a 48 to 40 vote in the
senate only forty senators voting that hia
election waa nullified by bribery.
People Talked About
George Ward, a street railway conductoi,
on a wager made with Frank Benson, an
other conductor, at Brockton, ate eighteen
fried eggs In fourteen minutes. Benson
paid the bill.
Michael Donnelly, 2 yeara old, an Irish
Immigrant quarantined in Cleveland for
smallpox, when told that all of his per
sonal effects must be burned, succeeded
In Inducing the health officials to exempt
a shamrock he had brought with him.
Prince Taal uun, uncle of the Chinese
emperor, got the toothache while he was
In Philadelphia last September, and went
to Dr. E. Druitt Crawford, who stopped
the Imperial pain. Ir. Crawford has now
received word, through the Chinexe con
sulate In an Francisco, that Txal Suun
has conferred a decoration on him.
Frank Jones' troubled look vanished
when he was arraigned In the police court
at Los Angeles and discovered that the
Jury selected to try him for vagrancy had
three Joneses on It. One Jones was fore
man of the Jury, which quickly brougTit In
a verdict of acquittal. Then the prisoner's
namesakes took up a collection of $3 for
A remarkable Instance of family Immu
nity from death is afforded in the case of
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hiermauii of Shenan
doah, who will shortly celebrate thetr
golden wedding anniversary. Eleven chil
dren, seven boys and four girls, were born
to them, all of whom are living. Indeed,
there has not been a death in the Imme
diate family In forty-eight years. There
are now thirteen grandchildren.
Tbe estate left by the late Kir Charles
IMIke to his son and heir was about $'u0,
0U0 in value. The will contained no be
quests for cluuilabla purposes bocauae, as
the document stated, the testator had given
away so much of hia fortune and hia In
come during his lifetime. IMIke left num
erous manuscripts of his awn composition
on literary and political subjects and three
ware placed In the rare of his niece.
New Tariff King
Whoops and Whims of Oscar W.
Underwood, Chairman of Ways
and Means Committee.
Home seventeen ears kkk a yrunK man
appeared on the stump at Birmingham.
Ala., and let loose this whoop, "Tsrlff for
revenue only." The cry caught the
crowd of factory hands as well ns farm
ers in that vicinity and landed the crlrr,
Oscar W. t'ndcrwood. In congress. In
every congressional campaign since then
Tariff for revenue only,'' with modifica
tions and amendments, has been Oscars
staff of political life. Now that he heads
the ways and means committee of the
house of representatives, which will draft
the tariff measures promised by the dem
ocratic caucus, some facts about the man
and his cbai acterislli s possess Immediate
Interest. A writer In Human Life pro
nounces the new tariff king a mathemat
A practicing lawyer, he Is chiefly slrotiR
on figures and numbers. He can write
rings around Euclid, make Hypsicles look
like an Isosceles triangle with one side
kicked down the back stairs, back Eratos
thenes Into the primer class on algebra.
Hnd convey the impression that Archimedes
was the crooked hpolhenuse of a right
Ever since that grand old year 1M1, when
Mr. t'nderwood flaunted his democratic
belief in the face of t He trusts and mon
opolies of Birmingham, there have beeu
many people who said that he waa a high
protectionist because he represented a
manufacturing district. He does represent
a manufacturing district. Anybody who
thinks he does not is horribly mistaken, in
the territory which sends the Hon. Oscar
to congress every two years with an
Increased majority, there are nine rail
roads, 14s miles of street car tracks. $l.'i,
Omi.on) of Invested industries, an annual pig
Iron output of 2,0u0,o00 tons, a production
of l.l.iiOO.OOO tons of coal. The city of Birm
ingham has an annual payroll of $.( mi, sm.
The Tennessee Coal and Iron company,
which Is popjilarly and accurately believed
to be a part of the steel trust, controls
one-third of all the products of the district;
and one-third of all the Iron ore holdings
of the ateel trust are In and around Birm
ingham. When the I'ayne-Aldrlch tariff bill was
up for a vote in the house, Birmingham's
Commercial cljib, which Is crowded, con
Jested and conglomerated with a lot of
millionaires, easy chairs and thick carpets,
telegraphed to t'ndcrwood to oppose the
reduction of a duty of $1 a ton on pig Iron
brought Into this- country. To the demo
cratic soul of I'nderwood this message
was like a sacrilege. Calling In his most
expert stenographer, he dictated, In reply
to the message, a telegram that made tie
wires squirm and sizzle, as it pointed out
In striking and stentorian tones that the
$4 duty was prohibitive and that he be
lieved It should he reduced. Then, Just to
show that he was on the Job, he voted for
a duty of $2.50 a ton. The new tariff king
Is not a free trader, but he likes a tariff
measure along the lines of the Walker
bill of 1846, which he describes as having
been "a distinctive democratic bill." All
his efforts are bent on framing as rapidly
as possible a bill which will bring in the
most revenue possible without unduly or
unfairly protecting Industries and corpora
tions. It is safe to say that at this time
he is the busiest man lit public life. for.
with all his knowledge on figures and
mathematics and schedules, he Is up
against a tough proposition. The friends
of the late Senator Uolllver believe that
his death was due to the tremendous
amount of work he put into his study of
the cotton schedule, and I'nderwood Is con
fronted with the voluminous Job of finding
out ail about not only the cotton but every
schedule touched by the tariff law.
I'nderwood, when he has no overcoat on,
looks like a fairly prosperous business man
from Connecticut, but, when he strides
forth Into the wintry air of Washington in
Pecember, exhibiting himself muffled up
in a heavy coat with a large fur collar,
he looks like an actor Just In from the
gasoline circuit. On the floor of the house
he is a clear, concise and forceful speaker.
Making no pretentions to being an orator,
he at all times drives home the point of
his reamarks in simple and effective lan
guage. Among his democratic colleagues
he- Is admitted to he their greatest author
ity on all tariff mattera everybody know
ing that, as was pointed out in the begin
ning of this article, he has Archimedes
and Hypsicles faded to the nth power. On
figures, as they touch all things brought
through the custom houses, he Is a fine
adding machine, a mathematical maceratoi
and a multiplied marvel.
He haa two recreations, one being his
love of work, the other an enthusiastic
but not very expert playing of golf. He
never has time for the game In Washing
ton, but In Birmingham he escapes from
the smoke and uproar of the factories to
the country club and runs nimbly around
the links. He has devoted so much time
to his legislative and political work thai
he no longer makes a pretense of prac
ticing law. All he does Is to pull off each
month his chunk of the government's pay
roll and spend the income from a little
money he saved up before he landed In
I eV y-- - e- "
the political arena. At one time " was
attorney for the street car companies ot
i Birmingham, and by this connection laid
away In bank a good sum of shekels, ses-
tertll, and manganese.
I t'ndcrwood Is more of a student than he
i is a mixer among th people. His success
and eminence are due to his .views and
I prim iples and his ability to demonstrate
the strength and logic of his position.
: ery two years he travels up and down
his district, beating his trusty little drum
and waving the gonfalon of "tariff for
, revenue only," And every two years his
I lcople march up to the poles and vote
I him back to the place that carries great
I honor and $7,600 a year, not to mention a
! stenographer and the franking prl liege.
! Hut ho Is earning his salary now by work
ing anywhere from twelve to sixteen hours
a day, turning bis head Into a multiplica
tion table and burying himself In a mass
St. Louis Times: Possibly the extraor
dinary beliefs of both Colonel Bryan and
It. Mary Walker will become mere com
mon places In the course of time.
I.lpplncolt's Magaxlne: You can easily
tell a poor man from a rich one by ex
amining his mail. The poor man's mail
consists of requests for money that he
owes; the rich man's for money that he
Cleveland Plain Iraler: The fact that a
Judge refused to allow Cornelius Vanderbllt
to cross his legs in court Is a reminder
that certain other men must have had
their fingers crossed when they testified.
Immortal gem gathered from the literary
tulip bed of a forgotten spring.
The springtime gayly comes once more;
We wander o'er tlo hill and dell;
But he Is foolish who forgets
His overcoat and his umbrell.
Indianapolis News: Not withstanding the
attractiveness of the advertisements, It Is
something of a comfort for a man v to
rtallze that, among his other troubles and
expenses, he doesn't have to buy himse f
any new style hair for spring wear.
KMi II T 1X1 (A.tl)lt HECIPHIX II V
Methods Pursued In Forging Public
The American Protective Tariff league
Is rcatterlng broadcast postcards which it
urges recipients to sign, stamp and send
to senators and representatives. The cards
read, "Honored Sir: Earnestly ask your
best efforts In opposition to the Canadian
Now, why should any sensible man waste
a 1-cent stamp on such a ridiculous post
card, and why should the American Pro
tective Tariff league go to considerable
expense to print and distribute these cards?
Why this attempt to manufacture opposi
tion to an admirable measure and to pei
suade congress that there Is popular hos
tility to it?
The American Protective Tariff league Is
the mouthpiece of the most highly pro
tected manufacturers nt the country of
men whose Ideal of protection is a duty
so high aa to be prohibitory. Their money
runs the league. While that organization
professes intense devotion to the farmers
and pretends to oppose Canadian reciproc
ity because It would Injure them, it does
not care for them In the least. Also, it
knows they would not be Injured by the
repeal of duties on wheat, etc.
But these overproteoted manufacturers
are opposed to any "tinkering with the
tariff," as they call It, because they be
lieve it would end by reaching them. They
reason that If they could defeat the reci
procity agreement because of Ita alleged'
harmfulness to the farmers, the grateful
.'arming constituencies would stand by
the manufacturers when tariff revision
A man would be a simpleton to sign one
of the postcards got up and sent out by
these selfish schemers. The agreement
will benefit the country as a whole. It
will benefit the very farmers the tariff
league falsely says it will hurt. The league
Is a fraud and Us literature should be
thrown in the w aste basket.
' - - APRIL.
I M Thornton in Columbian.
A dash of rain
On the window pane.
And a glint of blue in the sky,
A cloud, snow white.
And a rainbow bright.
And a soft breese floating by.
A green-roofed bower.
And a s.i'inglng flower,
V ith a b-.j-aong sweet and clear.
A doubt a dream
And of Hope a gleam,
A Fancy and then a Fear.
A w ealth untold
In the yellow gold
Of ihe dandelion's cloak,
And Jewels rare
That the fountains wear
Released from their Icy yoke.
A Light a (iloom
A drenched perfume.
A rohiu'a wavering flight.
Faith to believe,
And a heart to grieve,
liarhness and then a light.
A sun-kissed flower
And a passing shower
That batters its beauty down,
A soft blue skv
With a cloud hard by,
And daughter and then a frown.
The Dark and Fair
And t lie) Joy and Care.
Oil. April and Ufe. in sooth.
Morning and Night,
And the Uloom and Light
Of the years that follow Youth.
.Isson & Uamlin
Kranich & Bach
h iite rot ruces a no teims
A. Ilospe Co.
Thm only baking? powder
matfo from Royal Crop a
Cream of Tartar'
TAPS ON THE FTINJTYBONE.
" hv do you always say 'hello;', to ss--
aid when Vnll hum to nnwnr o Uldnhnfi,
in- n i i inn i rr' inr ,m ' ' i . i wim.
out getting li'tu trouble with central."-.
Mrs. I.oren Yet-But why do, yen object
to tin? trouseittte skirt?
Mrs. Hugh Mur Why, I ennsht .inhn
going through my pockets last night
"What's Intuition? pa?" :
' Intuition. m son. is being arth to tan
on a pnrlor wall with a hammer and know
.tusi win re lo drive l a picture nail. "
CltM-lnnd Plain lialer.'
"Have nnv tnUihle gcttln". to the open n'
game. Mtckev 7 "
"Nope. I Just goes." '
"Hon't th' boss flrw youT" '
"Sure he does An' d boss nx" door
fi. ... . . i . I...... i ,. i: . I . , , . u
I , ' . . .. . . L , ! .
! my lob an' I lakes Fhippy's. Cleveland
Plain Healer. i .
"I'm afraid. " he father replied, "ou
j would not be able to support mv dsughtei
In the style to which, she has become ae
"Well," the young" man said, sner h
had thought the matter over brtefl 'fm
not proud. I'll let you . help." Chicago
"If you marry a poor man -rott must ex
pert to know how to Prepare the dlnnr
and attend to all the little details' bf house
"Yes." replied the worldly voting woman;
"but. Instead of getting married, mlghtn t
It be better to register at an employment
agency?" Washington Star
Little Silly Shillyshally
Seldom knows her mind)
But gives a "whoop!"
For CampbtlV Struct
And never last behind.
The sure1 cure for a
If "grouch'. isrfj: in the
dictionary now, it will be
soon. It belongs there.
You know how peevish
he comes htome"spimertrneft-
Finds fault with tevery thing
and everybody. , That's it.
Follow the directions,
serve it hot. Watch the
contented look steal over
his face. The tired scowl
disappears. He forgets
what it was worried him
May be you want to for
get something, too. Try
it yourself. ,
21 kinds 10c a can
'Just add hoi wafer,
britig to a boil,
Com pah y '
Camden N J
Look for the
WILL BUY THIS
i tin ran teed to be) perfect. Ko
IM-i-fpcl that I'll lake it biuk at
9-3.00 any time jou want a
li Ker one.
ISliti KAIIX.VM STJtKKT
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