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Remit by draft, express or postal order payable to The Bee Publishing comrny. Only l-cent stamps received ir, payment of mall accounts. Personal checks, except on Omaha or eastern exchanges, not accepted. BTATEMENT OF CIRCULATION. State of Nebraska, Douglas County, as.: George B. Tcschuck, treasurer of The Bee Publishing company, being duly sworn, says lhat the actual number of full and complete copies of The Dally, Morning, Evening and Sunday Bee printed during the month of pru, i08, was aa roiiows 1 3S.940 II 38,880 17....'. 36,600 II , 37.140 19 36,980 20 36,890 21 38,030 22 38,460 21... 36,880 24 36,860 25 36,550 2 30,600 27 36,760 2 36,990 1 36,00 S 36,780 4 37,010 1 80.800 37,580 7 37,940 37,040 37,140 10 37,060 11 37,090 12 37,060 It 37,340 14 37,390 It 37,130 2 38,990 SO 36,970 Totals l,lC8,sao Less unsold and returned copies.. 11,341 Net total 1,097,179 Dally average 30,672 GEORGE B. TZHCHUCK, Treasurer. Subscribed In my presence and sworn to before ma this 1st day of May, I'JOs. (beal.) KOI4RT HUNTER, Notary Public WHEN OCT Or TOWS, abacrlbers leaving; the city tem porarily should have The Be mailed to them. Address will be chanced aa oftea aa reqaested. May is finally showing Borne symp toms of living up to its traditions St. Louis has organized a number of "prosperity" clubs. Looks like an other stab at Bryan. The men murdered by that Indiana matrimonial bureau agent might have fared worse by marrying her. Senator "Jeff" Davis defied the newspapers to do their worst, and they complied by printing his speech. A crusade for a war on flies has been started. Bald-headed men will doubt less be first in the list of volunteers. A man named Postal wants to run for congress In Michigan. He thinks he carries a message for the people. According to most reliable informa tion Speaker Cannon has about de cided that he will not adjourn until June. The president Is giving congress a few lessons, by the correspondence school method, in how to lead the strenuous life. Senator Tillman is said to be recov ering very slowly from his recent ill ness. He should quit reading Senator "Jeff" Davis' speeches. Mr. Lemon Is one of the Illinois del egates to the Denver convention. He will be handed to Mr. Bryan under in structions by Roger Sullivan. Mr. Hearst's party, in state conven tlon in New York, has declared against fusion with any other party. Who is asking for fusion with Hearst? wnat is tno difference between a sanitarium and a sanitorlum?" asks the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Can't answer without seeing the price list. Matrimonial agencies will hardly furnish their gullible patrons with de tailed reports of how Mrs. Guinness worked the scheme at La Porte, Ind. Congress Is a little slow about mak ing appropriations for river improve ments. Why hesitate about it, when it can be charged to current expenses? Atlanta is the latest city to demon strate the fact that the United States sustains annually an unnecessary loss by fire that would bankrupt any other nation. Harry Thaw admits that he Is frightfully annoyed because the en tanglements ot the law is Interfering with plans be made for a European trip this month. Governor Johnson once turned down an offer to become a professional base ball player. His batting average in the presidential game does not brand bin) as a professional. 'Hughes is a bare-faced hypocrite ays a Tammany leader. The country will not believe that Governor Hughes la a hypocrite and, at any rate, be Is not a bare-faced one, Speaker Cannon insists that he did not see Representative Murdock of Kansas when the latter clamored for recognition to make a speech favoring the repeal of the wood pulp duty. This Is the first Intimation we have had that the, speaker is color-blind. Down In the Wichita district farmers refuse to carry lanterns, even on the darkest nights, if they know that Murdock' red bead ia out on the road. BAMllMAfig WtLCOMB ASSURANCE. In connection with the newly au thorized $100,000,000 mortgage loan on Union Pacific linea Mr. Harrlman gives the welcome assurance that the proceeds are to bo devoted exclusively to purposes of betterment and exten sion. The authority to issue $100, 000,000 of bonda Is qualified by the assertion that $50,000,000 will be re served for future needs and not more than $50,000,000 will be disposed of for the present to meet proximate re quirement. "We want to resume de velopment and put our people to work," is Mr. Harrlman's explanation in brief, and if he sticks to this pro gram of legitimate expenditure he will encounter no serious complaint. The gratifying part of Mr. Harrl man's announcement is that It is sub stantially equivalent to formal notice of the termination of the financial ex ploits by which the Union Pacific was made security for borrowing money on a wholesale scale to buy stocks In other railroads like the Illinois Central, Bal timore & Ohio and New York Central. The people in the territory served by Union Pacific have a right to object to the mortgaging of that Mne for invest ment entirely foreign to Its real pur pose of supplying adequate and satis factory transportation facilities needed for the full industrial development of the country. The people who pay the freight on the Union Pacific do not relish being called, on to go good for holdings in other and distant roads from which they can expect no direct benefits. The Union Pacific Is a magnificent railroad property. In fact, it must have ranked among first transporta tion systems of the country or it could not' have supported the enormous bonded debt raised upon It. If Mr. Harrlman and his associates will de vote their time and talents to the up building of this road by using its re sources for double tracking, rebuild- ng, new equipment and extensions as demanded from time to time, they will find their efforts more appreciated and pplauded by patrons and public than ny amount of shrewd maneuvering into control of the stocks of other rail way companies. THE CAT A KD THE COURTS. A Massachusetts judge has rubbed the fur the wrong way and evoked a storm of indignant protests by holding as a matter of law that, under ordinary Ircumstances, there is no property value in a cat. It appears that a num ber of cats were killed by a bulldog nd the owners of the feline pets brought suit for damages. The Mas sachusetts judge held that cats were, in the eyes of the law, "ferae naturae," which means wild beasts, and there fore legitimate prey to be captured and Kinea oy an who c noose to pursue them. He further held that the owner of a cat could not follow it to private property, as that would be an act of trespass, and besides that, not being property, the cat cannot have an owner, as the term is recognized in the law. While it is true that some savants have been contending that the "harm less, necessary cat" Is a menace to health, dangerous to have around the house, the world has acquired the habit of looking upon this animal with more kindly eyes and It will take more than the pronouncement of a judge on the bench to change the opinion. The cat formed a part of the domestic cir cle before the beginning of human record. Mummies of cats have been found In Egypt coeval with the most ancient human remains and Sanskrit records refer to the cat as a part of the domestic equipment fully 2,000 years before Christ. Mousers performed their duties in the homes of the early classic Creeks and China recognizes the cat as contemporaneous with Con fucius. For centuries the cat has beeu purring its way into the affections of the domestic circle and if the dictum of the Massachusetts Judge, if it has any effect, will probably give impetus to a movement to have the cat recog nlzed by law as property, a distinction that was conferred on the dog, only after years of agitation. hre-resistixo uvildixo MATERIAL- Government officials have been con ducting a series of tests of building materials for the purpose of ascertain lng which are best adapted to resist fire and serve the purposes of new construction in which greater protec tion against nre is demanded. The experiments have been undertaken by iL . . a me government Because tne govern ment owns federal buildings valued at more than $500,000,000 and is an nually spending about $20,000,000 in new structures throughout the coun try ana its architects and engineers are deeply interested in securing in formation concerning the flre-re6lsting qualities of the different materials of construction. The tests were applied to brick, con crete blocks, wood, glazed building and partition terra cotta, sandstone, gran ite and marble building stone. The materials were placed in a sliding panel which, when arranged for the test, formed one side of the furnace Gas flames were formed by a blast o air against one side of the panel. After two hours the panel was brought from the furnace and water turned on from a hose with pressure of fifty pounds to the square inch. The results showed that the common variety of building brick stood the test better than many newer and more fashionable building materials. Fifty per cent of the new brick split when the water was turned on, while "C per cent of old brick stood the test without damage. N ural building stones behaved worst of 11. They were almost completely de stroyed at the first dash of water. The sandstone panel entirely collapsed soon after the test was started. Test- ng engineers report that the concrete blocks made of limestone, granite, gravel or condlers sustained the least damage. Their surfaces were all badly pitted by the fire and washed away by the stream Of water. The granite concrete probably stood the test the best It must be remembered that the fire test to which these materials was subjected was much more severe than would be offered In any ordinary fire or that would be possible to create n any building constructed of so- called fireproof or slow combustion materials, but it serves to emphasize the importance of care'ln the selection of materials for building construction, n order to reduce the fire loss, which amounts to about $1,000,000 a day In this country. ARE FVXERAL &' ERMOXS EXEMrTt More than passing interest will be felt both by the clergy and laymen in the outcome of a suit for criminal libel now pending in a Pennsylvania court over a funeral sermon. Rev. Jacob Elzelsz, a Lutheran clergyman, is the defendant and has set up the plea that his funeral sermon was a part of his duty as a pastor and was therefore privileged. The law in the case is but little, if any, less interesting than the facts. Pastor Elzelsz was called upon to preach the funeral sermon over the emains of a woman of his flock. He paid the customary tributes to the vir tues and noble qualities of the de ceased, but balked when It came to ten dering words of sympathy to the hus band. He stated that the husband had frequently beaten the woman, had knocked her down, inflicted corporal punishment on her and had refused to provide sufficient and suitable clothing and provisions. Before the sexton had completed his duties at the grave Pastor Elzelsz had been arrested on a charge of criminal libel, preferred by tho husband, and the pastor Is now out on bail awaiting trial. The husband makes affidavit that he was ever a dutiful and affec tionate husband and treated his wife properly. These allegations are, of course, disputed by the pastor, who professes his ability to bring witnesses to establish the truth of the charges he made in the funeral sermon. The question whether a funeral Bermon is privileged, or whether the old motto, 'De mortuis nil, nisi bonum," should be observed by pastors under such cir cumstances may or may not be settled by the courts, but the Incident will serve to emphasize the error too com mon among ministers In going to the cxtrema in speaking fulsome praise of the dead. Pastor Elzelsz doubtless went to the other extreme In including excoriation of the living. Of course If ministers were to speak nothing but the exact and literal truth at funerals, as well as elsewhere, there would be a marked diminution in the custom of funeral sermons, but in this, as in other affairs of life and death, ex tremes are better avoided There Is so much good In the worst of us, And so much bad in the best of us. That It doesnH behoove any of us ro lam about tile rest of us. EXGLAXD AXD JAFAX AT ODDS- Other world powers, including the United States, will be disposed to look on with indifference, if not with Ill- concealed satisfaction, while England conducts its investigation now in prog ress to ascertain just what the Japa nese program may be with reference to Manchuria and China. Great Britain, with a reputation for having its fighting done by proxy, usually makes a favorable treaty with the vie tors. This was done with Japan after the treaty of Portsmouth, and Britain has refused up to this time to express any concern over the anxiety of Rus sia, Germany, France and the United States over alleged efforts of the Japa nese to secure a dominating influence in Manchuria and China. Recently, however, the British trade has felt the effects of Japanese ascendancy In Asia and British diplomats have been dl rected to ascertain the means which the Japanese are adopting to promote their political Influence and commer cial interests in Manchuria and China proper. " Prior to the war with Russia, Japa nese authorities were loud In their pro fessions of a desire to maintain the open door policy in Manchuria. They contended that Russia was not keeping Its pledges with reference to Manchuria and other "spheres of Influence" in China and that it was necessary for other powers to Join Japan in check ing Russian greed and aggression In that section. Great Britain took the Japanese professions at face value, ad vanced money to finance the Japanese war with Russia and then, after the treaty at Portsmouth, sat quietly back to collect the interest on the loans to the Japanese and to reap the benefits of trade that would come through Ja pan's maintenance of the open door policy in Manchuria. The Japanese tave been paying the interest on their debt, but, after three years, it is be coming apparent that Japan proposes to have the lion's share of the Chlaa and Manchutian trade. They have arranged to keep the exploitation ot Manchuria in their own hands and that province has not in any real sense been restored to Chinese jurisdiction,' as promised by the Japanese both be fore and after the war with Russia. It is even strongly suspected that the Japanese have made an agreement with Russia by which the two nations plan to establish a political su premacy over Manchuria and to re- duce the authority of the Chinese gov ernment to dummy proportions. In the meantime English trade, al ways large and profitable In China and Asia, Is suffering heavy losses and the British authorities are seeking some way out of the trap Into which they fell while trying to make a bar gain with Japan that would give them an advantage over the other world powers that have interests in the orient. The reassuring feature of the Situation Is that Great Britain can fot better Its own condition in Manchuria and China without securing a recogni tion and restoration of the open door policy which will benefit all the pow ers, i CXSCATHED. For two whole weeks all the execu tive power of this great state of Ne braska has been centered In the hands of an Omaha man, occupying the gov ernor's office at Lincoln by virtue of having been Invested with the title of president pro tern of the state senate, putting him in the line of succession In the absence from the state of both the governor and the lieutenant gov ernor. So far as has been disclosed, nothing has gone seriously amiss at the state house during the Interregnum and none of the appropriations, so dare fully cultivated by Lincoln while legis latures are in session, have been di verted into the capacious maw of Omaha. The university and the Insane asylum, the penitentiary and the home for the friendless, the state fair and the state library, are all Just where they were before the governor set out for the Pacific coast. Neither the army nor the navy of the state has been summoned to arms, nor have any of the appointive officers been compelled to make way for a new set of favorites. All this must be surprising, if not startling, to people throughout the state persuaded to regard Omaha as foreign territory, with no Interest In Nebraska except to despoil It. If that belief should be thoroughly eradicated by experiments of this kind, there may come a time in the dim and distant future when Omaha will be allowed to supply a real governor for the state of Nebraska for the full term of two years, if not for two terms. CORUECTIXO TWO MISTAKES. Two incidents of the past week il lustrate a desire in both the north and south to remove the last visible traces and reminders of the old-time hatred that existed between the two sections during and for years after the civil war. At Washington Congressman Carlin of Virginia introduced a Joint resolution providing for the restora tion of the name of Jefferson Davis to the "Cabin John Bridge," near Wash ington, from wljich It was mysteriously removed during the war. The intro duction of the resolution was greeted with applause and It is promised that no objection will be offered to Its adoption. At Memphis the city council and the Board of Trade Joined In the adoption of a resolution instructing the park .commission to restore to the Jackson monument, in one of the parks of that city, the inscription, "The Union Must and Shall Be Pre served," which was chiseled from the monument In the early days of the war. History records it that Jefferson Davis was secretary of war when "Cabin John Bridge" was constructed and his name was engraved on the tab let, along with those of the president, the engineer in charge and the mem bers of the district board. It is not known who removed the name, but the veterans who wore the blue and the veterans in gray have come to realize no Impropriety of having the name re stored, just as they have sought to have tho inscription re-engraved on the Jackson monument at Memphis. The carrying out of both these plans will mark the fast falling of section alism. MOTHERS' DAT. The idea of setting apart a day to be devoted to tribute to motherhood under the name of Mothers' day has met with an unusual response In al most all parts of the country and it will be celebrated today for the first time more widely than its original sponsors could possibly have hoped. Tho idea is that on this day everyone whether man, woman or child will pause for affectionate remembrance of the mother who bore him and that the Impression will be more lasting than the day, so that reverenco and respect for motherhood will be manifested in countless new ways In all the every-day affairs of life. Mothers' day thus observed will rest upou a duty as well as on a sentiment end make the sentiment a spur to the duty. If the observance should bring back only one erring wanderer to the path of rectitude out of devotion to the memory of his mother, it will be worth while. In 6aylng, ns tho guest of Omaha and Nebraska, that he likes our democracy, Admiral Schley felt It Incumbent to explain that he meant our social and not our political democracy. Respect fully referred to the sage of Fnlrview. "Is cot Arkansas as gopd as any other state in the union?" asks Sena tor "Jeff" Davis. Well, Judging ouly by some of the men '"nt to represent the state In the United States senate, the answer must be In the negative. The Portland Oregonlan insists that the Oregon republicans will be given binding Instructions for Mr. Taft and that Senator Jonathan Bourne will not be allowed to go to the Chicago con- ventlon unless he quits asking that the delegation be pledged to the tupport of President Roosevelt for a third term. This Is pretty tough on Senator Bourne, whose chief bid for publicity has rested on his advocacy of the third term movement. So good a democratic authority as the Commoner says It will do no good to elect Mr. Bryan president unless a democratic house of representatives Is chosen at the same time. What's the use, then, of trying to do either? The officers and men of the fleet are probably a little too modest to suggest It, but undoubtedly they would like to see Ruef and Schmidt exhibited among the other special attractions at San Francisco. Texas democrats are now urging Senator Bailey for the vice presiden tial nomination at Denver. Those Texans have a queer way of getting even with a man who has offended them. "How should a Merry Widow hat be trimmed?" asks a contributor to the woman's page. The best way is to trim off about a foot and a half of it all the way around. It has been revealed that the natives at Calcutta had a plot to assassinate Lord Kitchener. India graveyards are full of men who found Lord Kitchener a hard man to kill. ' l.lve Stock Looking; In. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Tho railroads have announced another Increase in the freight rate on fresh meats. Hogs ar.d steers will soon be payltnr 2 cents a mile fer their rides and claiming the privileges of chair cars and Pullman sleep- They Need the Kserclse. Chicago Record-Herald. Gentlemen who insist on remaining In the race to win the icpubllean nomination against Taft will hive to be regarded as candidates merely because they debire to get tho exercise or the practice. Time to (all n Halt. Baltlmory American. Several western railroads were fined In Chicago on a plea of guilty for violating the twenty-eight-hour law In the trans portation of cattle. Modern commerce is accused of many things, but when it openly admits that It needs the torture of arvimals In Its business It Is time in the Interests of humanity to call a halt. Killing; Time. Philadelphia Record. The house pulp committee will visit the paper mills to find out what the price of paper -ought to be. They cannot find out anything at the mills that cannot be learned In Washington, but It will take time; it will afford a decent excuse for not reaching a conclusion at this session of congress, and all the committee is for is to stand off the publishers till after the election. Then their petition can be thrown Into the waste bas ket with safety. That American Accent.. New York Tribune. The conversational method of teaching languages is growing In favor, and it is now proposed to exchange German and American school teachers for the sake of cultivating the ears and tongues of two rising generations. This Is a sad blow to England's pride. English students and travelers in Germany have assiduously spread and strengthened the tradition that Americans speak a vulgar d;aleet of Shakes peare's tor-gue. And now the Prussians are anxious to have their children schooled In the twang of a derided patois. The hour Is at hand for another Anglo-German in cident. Doty on Canadian Wood Palp. St. Paul Dispatch. The men who sit lalllgagglng In congress and whose enthusiastic admiration can be commanded by nothing so surely as soiv.e new exploit of the trusts In the line of bilk ing the people, must now hatch up some fresh objection to the removal of the wood pulp duty. This export duty hobgoblin has been, one of their main reliances and has failed them utterly. Every other subterfuge that they have Invented or may Invent will prove equally weak and misleading. Once let the material for paper making begin flowing Into this country unrestrictedly from across the northern boundary, and the In ternational Paper company will lose no time nor experience the least difficulty In discovering that It can sell at much lower prices than now, und at a good profit, and act accordingly. PEHSOXAI, AXD OTHi:rtVISK. Having laid the foundation for a bumper crop, the weather hands a few hnuqiieta to the human family for present comfort. It Is likely that Mrs. Guinness, like Rut sull, will enjoy the rare felicity of reading her obituary. Impressionable people are given a needed rest. I.aura Jean I.lbbey and her heart throbs are taking a vacation. No one doubts the completeness of San Francisco's Jollification. But, oh! what a head on the morning of the day after. Eye-openers In the dry sections of Nortti Carolina are luxuries for plutocrats only. Doctors have cut "spirits frumrntl" out of their prescriptions and substituted cham pagne. Twelve hundred doctors are expected to congregate In Chicago In June. Heroic rem edies are needed to lend the color of sus picion to Chicago's claims as a summer re sort. Perhaps the doctors need7 tho exer cise. Without waiting for. a congressional ap propriation, the heavens have spilled enough water in the central Mississippi val ley to Insure a fourteen-foot stage of water In the river and patches of navigation in the lowlands between St. I.ouhi and Chi cago. Occasionally a fool burgler gets a hunch that is worth while. One of the tribe broke Into the dormitory of the Young Women's Christian association in Pittsburg, and thirty women, shrieking for a crack at him. chased him Into the outer darkness. Think of It thirty women In flowing nighties, chasing a lone man: Can a lawyer draft a will for h mself that will stand the test of the courts? The fate of the will of Samuel J. Tildcif Is paralleled in the case of the Ut- Edwin M. Paxson. During his caieer on the h.Wh Judge pax son adjudicated scores of wills anil was diligent In requiting strict compliance with the luw. In making his own will, however. Judge Paxson neglected to have two wit nesses to his signature, a necessary re quirement when a will creates a trust, con sequently that clause of the document be queathing IlKl.uu) for the establishment of an agricultural college for boys was de clared void by the courts. DIAM (7 You Lots of people hundreds would like to own a dia mond this very minute, but they haven't the ready rash to pay for it, so they'll suffer inconvenience while they're tryinjr to scrape together a hank account to pay for what they would like to own now. Why do it wrong end to? Why not pay me say a Dollar or Two a Week get whatever article you wish and enjoy wearing it while you are paying for it. Don't worry about the terms. Let 'me do the worrying. My shoulders are broad. If tbis sounds like common horse sense to you, come in and let's talk it over. A DOLLAR OR TWO A WEEK WILL DO. MANDELBERG'S GIFT SHOP 1522 FARNAM ST. SKllMONS BOII.KII HOWN. I.ov? always flows beyond Us object. Sin is not cured by housetop diagnosis. The friends of dogmatism are tho foes of religion. L.ife is the only possible teacher of the art of living. No man will be belter than the best he thinks of men. This world never Is more beautiful than are. our hearts within.' The only safe way to arbitrate with some sins Is with a shotgun. The spirit of truth never Is fostered by fighting over Its forms. To think of truth as finished is a barrier to findings Its fullness. No man really holds any Ideal that he Is not seeking to actualize. There will be little rest In the heaven that Is only a refuge from hell. There's nothing helpful In the faith of God that Involves doubt as to man. When you find h man who Is satisfied with himself you are wasting time If you .stop for his neighbor's estimate of him. Chicago Tribune. HECIXAH.. SHOTS AT. THE PLLPIT Philadelphia Press: The effect of the Open Pulpit In the Protestant Episcopal church seems to be that several clergy men have dropped out of It. Springfield Republican: No sooner does one critic complain that the schools are excessively femlnlnized than another critic utters the same lament regarding the churches. Rev. Dr. Gladden comes forward again with a plea for more man power in religion. The women might solve the ques tion by withdtawing entirely, and then there would be a situation for lordly man to consider1. Kansas City Star: The opinion of Cardi nal I-ogtie that "socialism can be remedied by Christianity, charity and civilization, re lieving the distress of the extreme poor." suggests and Justifies at least the converse proposition that socialism Is encouraged and stimulated by selfish cruelty, by odious greed and by the sort of Infamous oppression that depletes the poor to create criminal gains and profits for the Insatiate rich. Cincinnati Bnqulrer: Dr.' Morgan Dtx whs one of the oldest clergymen In the service, and was believed to have the richest parish In tho world. This was not on account of any acquisitive qualities he may have had, but because circumstances early threw him Into a thrifty association In the manage ment of the parish work and parish prop erty interests. The parish owns much of the valuable real estate In many parts of the metropolis. It may be safely said that it is all managed well and Willi propriety. In the hands of such Investors the great wealth of the Jurisdiction has doubtless done a tremendous work for humanity, and built many smooth and shady highways to eternity and salvation. Bark to the Simple I.lfe. St. Louis Times. Much as It Is lo be regretted that the senate declined to expend $IOo,io in Paris for a home for the American ambassador. It Is interesting to recall tnat one Ben jamin Franklin did very well on a change of handkerchiefs. , GAe Apollo Piano natur-illy are tr lng lo unload them before the public become familiar with their antiquity. I i their eagerness to riispoa of their (dd stock some dealers will even claim that K.' notes is quite sufficient. Minn ua a matter of fact, they will not play over bu? of the music, as the composer Intended it should lie played. We still have, a few of Ci" old stjlc UT, note players and Player Plnuos. which we are offering at greatly redii I prices, but e do not claim they are up-to-date or complete No conscientious dealer will malic tiiat claim. THE AFOZ.X.O PIiATCX PIAHO was the first and has I., en for savtn years, the only plaver Piano plavlng the entire keyboard, or M net. s It is the enly i'laver Piano in the market that has the natutiil downwaid tlroke i f the key. that l.a, u tempo absolutely Independent from the expression, tn.it has an Infallanle V. vice for accent ing the theme or melody o'f a composition, that has the transposing mouthpiece, which enables the performer to change the piano to any key to unit voice or accom panying Instrument. The Apollo Is the mutest np:iu;uh to perfection In Piaer Plunos. We will he pleased to demonstrate this, the newest and must advanced Player Piano. Our prices are the lowest in tho I'nited states. A. H0SPE CO., 1513 Douglas St. THE COafTLETB MUBT.O HOUSE Branch Boussa; Council Bluffs, Iowa; Lincoln tad Ssnras, Wtt CREDI Assumo No Risks LET ME BE YOUR BANKER DO M KST I C PI, K A ft A X Tit I i;s. "And how does your new cook turn out?' "Well, she's the only cook 1 ever had who kept her kitchen clean, and site's a beauti ful woman." Cleveland Plain Dealer. "Has she adopted a new fad? She carries her head tilted to one side now." "That's no fad. It's a habit she ha; fallen Into in consequence of having to through so many narrow doorwas will, that new spring hat of hers." Chicago Tribune. "A young man who wants 10 gtt married has certainly contradictory preliminaries to go through." "What are they? " "First, he must pop the question, and then he must question the pop." Baltimore American. "He says 'he Is a believer in war." "He's a bluffer." "Why do'yoj t.iink so?" "He has l ever married." Houston Tost. "Gee whiz!" said George for the twen tieth time, "It makes me mad every time 1 think of the $10 1 lost today. I actually feel as If I'd like to havu somebody kick . me." "By the way, George," sal 1 the dear girl, dreamily, "don't you think you'd better speak to father this evening?" Philadel phia Press. She You said that I was necessary to jour happiness." He I was young then, and very Ignorant. I had no conception of relative values. She What do you mean? He I mean that I didn't know a neces sity from ar affliction. Cleveland Plain DtaUr. "You don't want me to come to see you any more?" exclaimed the young man, startled and indignant. "No. Mr. Keathertop; not any more." "Yet you tit me kiss you a month ago, when you had known me only a few days:'' "You foolish fellow," said the pretty git I. "That kiss was only a-a retainer." Chi cago Tribune. Mrs. Hnyson fwltli let terl Hiram says that the piarn danc.) is all the rage in the city at piesent. Mr. Hayson An" I suppose them stuck up city snobs Is a-callin' it the garage hop, hey? Puck. "Your daughter and I are thinking of eloping." "Are, eh?" resjiondeil the old man, geni ally. "Automobile, I suppose'.'" "That's the approved style. We don't want to violate the conventions." "All right.' resumed the old msti, "better take my machine, though. It's faster tlotn yours, and. of course. I'll be bound lo pursue.'' Philadelphia Leilgi r. THK l.XUISt OVKHKII COl'VI'llY. Edmund Clarence Stedmau. Could we but know The land dial ends our dark uncertain tralvel, Where lie thosa njpjn rills and mead ows low Ah. If bevond the spill' s inmost cavil. Aught of that Colour.-' cjuld we surely know Who would not go? Might we but hear The hovering angels' high imagined chorus. Or catch, betimes, Willi wakeful eyes and clear. One radiant vista of the realm before us Ah, who would fear? i Were we quite sure To find the peerless friend who left u lonely, Or. there by some celestial stream as pure, To gaze in eyes that here were lovellt only; This weary, mortal coil, wers we quite sure, Who would endure? Count the Keys on Your Pi&no There are 88 of them in All Theie are several important things to conMiii r w hen buying a Player Piano, but tlie first und mot I Import, to t consideration Is: diR-H It play the entire piano keyboard, or 8s not'H Nearly all dealeiH have a few of the old style fir, note Players left and