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TTTE v OMATTA DAILY BEE: SATUKDAY. MAY ?0, 1908.
Tim Omaha Daily Dee FOUNDED BT EDWARD ROflBWATER t VICTOR ROUJEWATER. EDITOR Fntered at Omaha pnatofflr seconl class matter. - TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: Tally TW (without "unday), ona year..M' Ially Be and Sunday, ona jrear Sunday Be. one year Saturday Be, one year 1 DELIVERED BY CARRIER: Pally Be (Inetudln Sund-iy), per wk? Ially Be (without gundayi. rr Evening Bh (mlthout Sunday), per M Brenlns Bra (wlih Bunday), per weeK .loe Address all complalnta of Irrenularltlea In delivery to City Clrruiatlon Department. OFFICES: Omaha-The Bee Bullriin. South Omaha City Hall Bulldlnf. Council Bluff U Scott Street. Chieag-o l&w University Building. New York-Rooms 1101-1M2. No. U Wt Thirty-third Street . Waahlngton-726 Fourteenth Street N. w. , CORRESPONDENCE. Communlcatlona relating to news and edi torial matter should be addressed: Omaha Ben. Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, express or poatal order payable to The Bee Puhllehlng Company. Only 2-cent stamps received In payment or mall accounta. I'eraonal checka, except on Omaha or eastern exchanges, not accepted. 8TATMENT OF CIRCl'LATION: State" of Nebraska. Dounlaa County. as.: George B. Txichuck. treasurer of The Bee Publishing company, being duly aworn, says that the ctual number of full and complete conies of, he Dally. Morning Evening ana Sunday Bee printed during Oie month of April, lira, waa aa follows; 1 M.S4J I 38.SOO t ae,7so 4 37,010 .. 34V800 a?.80 T.U....... 7,t0 37,040 3V, 140 it 87,OfaO II 3780 11.... 37,080 II ST.S40 14 87,300 II 37,120 !... a 1 .'. 10 SCtN se,goo 37,140 M,9W 3 ,830 ,W0 11 36,460 21 S,60 24 M00 II M.SM mi.. 2. , . n wo 21 s,ao it 36,0 to at,7o touu wo3o Les unsold and raturoad cop lea.. 11.241 Nat total. .. ........ l,097jn Dally averaae 3078 GEORGE B. TZSCIIUCK, Treasurer. Subscribed In my presence and aworn to before me this 1st oay of May, 1908. (Seal.) KOBKRT H L'NTfcR, Notary Public. WHEN OCT OF TOWN. S-bacribera lea-ring the city tem porarily should kave Tb Be mailed to then. Addrese will be changed aa oftea aa requested. Congress has apparently found change for a currency bill. Some of the newly elected bishops may not be generally known, but Bishop Smith's name sounds very fa miliar. ' Double shotted editorials In the local hyphenated organ nearly every day now-a-days.' "How long, oh. Lord, how long?" The Presbyterian general assembly treated the negroes white by voting $300,000 to aid in their education in the south. v, ..V 1 ' Near-corn is bumpltg along toward $1 a bushel in Chicago. Real corn is also alnio&t as valuable aa "old wheat In the bin." It is time for one or both of the Va,ter board lawyers to announce an other trip to Europe with Omaha tax payers footing the bill. Mr. Bryan says the bosses will not run the Denver convention. In other words, he serves notice that he wiTl require no nelp on the Job. The Methodist general conference will adjourn soon, and then the weather man may fee warranted lu giving his rainmakers a vacation. "No man ever had a greater desire to be president than James C. Blaine says the Washington Post, a newspaper that has never understood Mr. Bryan The roster of the survivors of the War of the Rebellion Is , being fast shortened by the Orini Reaper's scythe, but Memorial " day will live on forever. f " hy do not the Parisians forget Count' Boni?" asks the , New York World. Well.. one reason Is that he till owes them something over va.oooooo-. -. Of the 200 members of the senior class at Princeton, forty assert that they never kissed a girl. This higher education apparently falls to come u to the advertisements. A scientist now insists that measles and scarlet rash are caused by eating lettuce, and the Kansas City -Star promptly urges the formation of a new "Lettuce Alone" club. Congress has appropriated $1,600, 000 to make an exposition exhibit at Tokio in addition to the other millions voted for battleships to make an ex hibition at Tokio and other foreign capitals. ' The assessment levied on the Ne braska delegation to Denver for head quarters expenses should yield $3,600. Will Mr. Bryan also Insist upon pub licity of receipts and expenditures for this fund? '.' A New Jersey man recently cleaned an old cistern and found $50,000 worth of railway bonds that had be longed to his father who died fifteen years ago. This Is the right season of the year to clean your cistern. According to -the Commoner, Mr. Bryan already has (11 of the 6 73 delegates needed to nominate at Den ver at the hour of going to press, and several more have been added alnce that time. The Bryan nomination l osi Easy street. MtMORlAL VAT. Each recurring Memorial day finds the obserTanre of th anniversary serving a wllr purpose than tbat, which Inspired its creation. Originally set aside a day for placing floral tributes on the graves of the men who gave their Urea to preserve the union, Its spirit was In danger of being mls- nterpreted and abused by making It feast day and a gala occasion for thletlc contests of all kinds. Re vulsion of sentiment has for several years past brought the observance of the day more Into keeping with the purpose that gave It recognition as a generally observed holiday. The broader scope of the day's ob servance i due to the efforts of the surviving members of the Grand Army Of the Republic. Realizing that their ranks are being rapidly thlnped, the veterans have sought to keep alive the plrit of patriotism and loyalty that led them and their heroic comrades to do battle for their country, hy en listing the vast army of American school chldren In the work of perpetu- tlng their beautiful Memorial day tri bute of the living to the dead. Each year on May 80 the old-ever-new story of patriotism, loyalty and undaunted courage of the million men who bore arms In the country' defense Is told to the yfjuth of the land and will be told by them long after the last partic ipant in the struggle has answered the final roll call. As the years go on another change must mark the spirit of Memorial day observance. In the earlier commemo rations of the day the chief partici pants were those whose grief found ts origin in the flower-decked mounds. Time is softening these griefs or re moving them, and eventually the spirit of the day will be one of Joy over the national greatness made possible by the sacrifices and services of the sol dier dead. SIQHJF1CAKCE OF A BOSD SALE. 'The sale of a block of Omaha muni cipal paving and park bonds at what Is considered an extraordinary good figure under existing conditions on a bid by a local bond broker is slgnlfl cant in several ways. First and foremost, It indicates that notwithstanding apprehensions and forebodings Omaha's credit is not only unimpaired but, if anything, better than ever before. Even the overhang lng cloud of a slx-mlllion-dollar pur chase price for the water works has not affected this credit seriously. Omaha municipal bonds are gilt edged and will find buyers so long as there Is a demand for municipal bonds. In the second place, the purchase of these bonds locally means that they will be taken" up for investment in small amounts by our own people, and in all probability win not go through the usual eastern bond markets at all. It used to be that such, " bonds tfad no special attraction for Omaha inves tors, but the amount-of money here waiting for sure rather than big re turns is gradually growing with the accumulation of trust funds, and for such investments Omaha bonds are unexcelled. . It is doubtful whether the new cur rency legislation, making municipal bonds available for emergency note lftsu.es, has had any effect on this par ticular bond sale, but it is calculated to steady and strengthen the demand for our municipal bonds in the future. THE FILIPINOS, AT DEKVEB. Even after Mr. ' Bryan aimounces his platform and selects his running mate for the 1908 campaign' the democratlo convention at Denver will have an In teresting question to settle relative to the party's recognition of the' Philip pines as a part of the United States. The democratic -party in the Philip pines has elected six delegates to the convention at Denver who will be on hand with their credentials clamoring for recognition.' Their votes will not be needed, as was the vote of the Hawaiian delegate at Kansas City lu 1900, so the democrats in convention will be In position to consider the party's attitude toward them dispas sionately. ' ' The congress of the United States, the supreme court of the land and the people at the polls, both In 1900 and in 1U4, nave recognize j tne sov ereignty of the United States in the Philippines, but Mr. Bryan has not yet acquiesced in the action. Democrats In congress opposed - the ' measure placing a duty on Philippine products, contending that the constitution fol lows the i flag and that accordingly congress could not consider the Philippines' as alien territory subject to the operation of the tariff laws ap plying to foreign nations. They in sisted that congress had no more right to place a tariff on Philippine products than to levy a tariff on the products of any state In the union. While the democrats in congress were clinging to that argument, the democrats in con vention at St. Louis adopted a report of the committee on credentials which gave Porto Rico six delegates, but shut out representation from- the Philip pines. The distinction snd the reason for the discrimination wag never made' clear, but the report was accepted and the national committee in making the oall for the 1908 convention at Denver followed the St. Louis precedent and excluded the Filipinos. Colonel Bryan and other democratic leaders are constantly clamoring for action by this government assuring im mediate Independence to the Philip pines, yet in convention calls the re fuse to recognize the Philippines as a United States dependency. Their law and their logic appear to be sadly mixed, but the convention at Denver will be given another opportunity to define the party's attltnde on the Philippine status. AKOTHF.R BISHOP FOR CM AH A, It is now definitely fixed that Omaha will be the official residence of one of the newly elected bishops of the Meth odist Episcopal church. Bishop Nucl eoli Is to be assigned to this district. Although he Is not personally known to many of our people, he may count on a welcome none the less hearty. The re-establishment of the Metho dist bishopric here will emphasize Omaha's Importance In the organiza tion of this great church an Im portance which has already been recog nized bf other denominations. When the Methodist bishop shall have taken up his residence in Omaha we will have among us bishops of the three strongest churches In this country. This means that the people of these denominations in our surrounding ter ritory will look to Omaha as the re ligious center from which their khprch work radiates and the activities of these arIous organizations in fields allied to their religious teachings will likewise And their head and front at the episcopal seat. Recognition of Omaha's growing im portance to the church organization is apace with its growing Importance generally, and should do much to help make the city continue to grow stronger and more prosperous. hOLDlHO VP STEEL PRICES. The United States Steel corporation, familiarly known as the Steel trust, has added a new topic for discussion in business and economic circles by deciding to make no reduction of prices from the level of flush times. In support of its attitude it offers a series of arguments to show that prosperity can be compelled to return by the maintenance of steady prices, whereas the financial and industrial depression would be prolonged indefinitely by lowering prices of steel products. The argument resembles that of the rail way presidents insisting that freight rates be Increased at a time when there is little traffic to be carried. In bulh casea the law of supply and uO mand is ignored or an effort made to suspend its operations. Prof. Edward S. Meade of the University of Pennsyl vania discusses the Steel trust's posi tion at great detail in the current Quarterly Journal of Economics. In replying for the Steel trust to its critics. Prof. Meade says:- For seven ycara we have maintained table Trices in those branches of the steel Industry which we nre able to Influence. During; this period there have been re peated occasions in 1902, In 1905 and 1906-07, when, without exciting any com ment, we could have exacted much higher prlcea than those which we actually charged. ' To be apeclflc, rails sold in 1899 at 135 per ton, whAi there was no trust we nave maintained for seven years a fixed price of 2S per ton. Wire nails went to JTO per ton In 1898; wa' have rpalntalried therrt between H0 and IS8 per ton. Again the price of pig iron, the baste product of the Industry, we do not control, and the price of pig Iron for Immediate delivery has several times daring the last five years equaled the price of ateel rails, There have beetr" times within the last two years when we could have added 30 vtr cent to tne price or every one or our products without causing a ripple of ex citement. This makes a rather effective argu ment for the steel company and is calculated to inspire the Corporation to demand a vote of thanks for not taking greater profits when it had the opportunity. The company's quarterly reports, however, show that it has been doing tolerably well in the matter of earning dividends. Prof. Meade proceeds with the argu ment that the policy of the trust has been to treat all customers alike Prices have been established so that every , customer, from the , hardware dealer at the crossroads town to the biggest steel using concern in the coun try, might know just what prices were to be and could make contracts and future arrangements accordingly. On this score any reduction in prices at this time ,would simply serve to un settle conditions. Whether or not the argument appeals to the public as pan ticuiany sound, it furnishes pretty good proof that at least one of the greatest Industries of the nation is completely dominated by a single or ganization. Under no other circum stances could a price level be main tained against a demand reduced as much as 50 per cent in some lines. If the steel business were in the hands of competing concerns, prices would fluctuate with the market, as does the price tof every other uncontrolled commodity. The redeeming feature of the situa tion is the apparent assurance the steel managers feel of a speedy im provement in Industrial conditions export trade in steel has Increased materially m tne last three months and the domestic demand is growing 1 ne refusal of the trust to scale down prices indicates their conviction that business will soon again be normal Through the Commoner Mr. Bryan declares that the chances of the demo- Liaia irrjing abw ip.rK tms year are particularly bright. The record shows that Mr. Bryan got 46 per cent of the votein New York in 1896 and 4 5 per cnt of it in 1900. McClclian, Greeley and Parker are the only democratic presidential candidates who failed to do better than that in the Empire state. According to the latest reports the German car Is now in the lead In the New York to Paris automobile race When the German car was in Omaha Its driver declared that he did not care whether he reached Paris first or last, so long as he arrived, and the prospects then were that he would be one of the tallenders. Cross-continent automobile racing must be as uncer tain if not as exciting as politics. - Delegates to the democratic national convention from Nebraska have been asaesied 1125 and alternates $100, to pay headquarters and incidental ex penses at Denver. If the assessment Is uniform and every one pays in, this levy will produce $3,600. What kind of plutocratic entertainment does our Nebraska democrats propose to put np at DenverT The Philadelphia Record says it will cost $5,000,000 to repair the battle ships after their return from the trip around the world. Admiral Evans says the ships will be In better condition when they return than when they sailed from Hampton Roads.. The Record professes to , be a democratic newspaper. Congressman J. Hampton Moore of Philadelphia has Introduced a bill making It a misdemeanor for a laun dryman In the District of Columbia to use acids or to mangle the linen of customers. That's an issue that ap peals and it isn't too late to get be hind Mr. Moore with a vice presi dential boom. The annual assessment of the prop erty of the private car lines by the Ne braska State board, which, on the car mileage basis, merely nominal, sug gests that there must be some "twi light zone" between the , states In which these profitable concerns prac tically escape taxation altogether. "Mr. Bryan will soon go to the White House to stay longer than three days," says the Birmingham Age-Herald. This is the first intimation that President Roosevelt has invited Mr. Bryan to come down and be his guest for a week or more. - Governor Johnson of Minnesota is - reported to have turned a double somersault from a spring board into the water at Old Point Comfort the other day. It is doubtful if Mr. Bryan could do that and it is certain tbat Mr. Taft would not trv. The grand jury which is in session here has jurisdiction over all of Doug' las, county, which includes South Omaha, Florence, Benson and Clon arf, as well as Omaha. Is it possible that there is no iniquity in Douglas county outside or omaha? Evelyn Nesbit Thaw is said to have made an arrangement by which she will be paid $1,000 a month from the Thaw family fund as long as her con duct is decorous. She might have been satisfied with a smaller amount, un hampered by annoying restrictions 1 No one has yet volunteered a satis factory answer tcitta question, What is tne difference oetween a "blood-and thunder" play and a "blood-and-thun- der" yellow Journal for starting young people on the road to the bad? The grounds surrounding-the state house at Lincoln are to be . equipped with benches to rest the weary. The also-rans for state office' should have first call on the benches. Mr. Hearst Is going to Europe, but promises to return in time to scatter a little broken glass and some ru'sty nails in the path of the Bryan auto mobile in the eastern states. Mr. Bullett of Kentucky is going to try and start a stampede for Cannon in the Chicago convention. Cannon and Bullett would make a ticket that would be beard from in any campaign There's the Rab. Minneapolis Journal. The bankers understand what Mr. Bryan means by their guaranteeing one an Other, but what they want to know is whether the presidential candidates are prepared to do as much. Actor Paasea, History Remains. St. Iiula Times. The last survivor of the Libby prison escaping party has joined his regimen on the other aide, but the story of un believable hardships .. goes marching through the pages of history. All Together (or the Trial. Ijouisville Courier-Journal. If everybody who employs labor will make things whirr Juna 1, "Employment Day" may prove to te the signal of rebirth of national prosperity, in fact a sesame to humming Industries and com merclal optimism. Proyheelra that Are Vala. Baltimore American. Another acientlat has come forward wit the announcement that the aun la gradu ally cooling oft and that poaterlty will freese to death: but it is very difficult to be very much impressed with such prognostl cations when the summer and the icema are both approaching. Too Murk tacle Joe." Minneapolis Journal (Rep.). What ails the republican party and will cause It mora trouble in the coming cam pxlgn thbn anything else, la too much Joe Cannon. For that long Hat of important measures neglected or defeated, the prln clpal, and in moat caves, the aufflcien explanation la too much Jos Cannon. would not be an Inappropriate or Imper tlntnt queatlon to inquire of every re publican candidate for congress In th coming eectlon, whether he proposes. eicted, to void .or Joa Cannon for speaker. Trick. nf the iauaett Allies. Kansas City Times. Having failed to control a majority of the delegatea to the Chicago convention, the "Allies'' are now systematically en deavoring to undermine the Taft delega tion by appealing to each Individual dele gate they have the slightest reason to be lieve might Ignore instruction or pledgee. Thla movement la based on the absurd theory that Mr. Taft cannot be elected, an asaumptlon that will gain no credence throughout the country, for. at least, Mr. Taft la the atrongeat candidate1 th repub lican ran um at thia time. If he cannot be elected, then any other nomine would rua a mil behind. WKMOHItL nv. Ike Rlvonvae of the Dead. (Written on the ocrwulnn of the relnter- mervt In Kenturky of the troops from tht into who fll in the Mexican war. The muffled drum's ssd roll has beat The soMler s last tatno! No more on life s parade shall meat That hravn and fallen few. On Fame s eternal camping ground Their silent tenia are spread; nd glory guards, with solemn round. The bivouac of the dead. No rumor of the foe's advance Now swells upon th wind: No trouble thought at midnight haunits Of loved onea left behind: No vision of the morrow'e etrlfa The warrrlor'a dream alarms, No braying horn or screaming fife At dawn shall call to arma. Their shivered swords are red with rust. Their plumed heads are bowed; Their haughty banner trailed In dust. la now their marshal snroud; And plenteoua funeral teare have washed The red atalna from each dtow; And the proud form, by battle gashed, Are free from anguish now. The neighing troop, the flashing blade. The bugle s stirring biaat, The charge, dreadful cannonade, - The din and about are passea; Nor war e wild note, nor glory's peal, Shall thrill with fierce delight Those breasts that rjever more shall feel The rapture of the fight. ilke the fierce northern hurricane That sweeDS his great plateau, Flushed with triumph yet to gain Comes down the serried foe. Who heard the thunder of the fray Rrealc o'er the field beneath. Knew well the watchword of that day Was victory or death. Rest on. embalmed and sainted dead. Ier aa the blood ve save. No Impious footstep here shall tread The herbage of your grave. Nor shall your glory be forgot Whll Fame her record keeps. Or Honor points the hallowed spot V here Valor proudly Sleeps. Ton marble minstrel's voiceless stone In deathless song shall tell, When many a vanished year has flown, The story how ye fell; . , Nor wieck, nor change, nor wlntei"! flight, Nor Time's remorseless doom, Can dim one ray of holy light That gllda your glorious tomo. THKODORE O HARA. The Blue and the Gray. By the flow of the Inland river. xvt.'.r.'.A ti. fiAta nf iron have flea. Where the blades of the grave grass quiver. Asleen are the ranks of tne ueaa. Under th sod and the dew, Waiting the Judgment, nay; Under the one, the Blue; Under the other, the uray. These, In the, roblngs of glory, Those, in the gloom of defeat, All with the battle-blood gory. In the dusk or Kternuy meet; tinder the sod and the dew. Waiting the Judgment oay; Under the laurel, the Blue; Under the willow, me uray. From the silence of sorrowful bowers The deso ate mourners go. Lovingly laden with flowers. Alike tor ine rrieno. mi Under the sod and the dew. Waiting tne juagmem usj, Under the roses, the Blue; Under the lilies, the Gray. So, with an eaua! splendor. The morning sun rays fall. With a touch Impartially tender On the blossoms Diooming :tr on. Under the sod and the dew, waiting thn tudement day; Broldered with gold the Blue. Mellowed witn goia ine So. when the Summer calleth On the.roresi ana neia m b". With an equal murmur falleth ti.o . r drlu of the rain; Under the eod and the dew. Waiting tne judgment uj , Wet with the rain the Blue, Wet with the rain tne uray. Sadly but not with upbraiding, ... . . - aoA u' a . done: In the storms of the yeara that are fading. No braver name wa won. Under the sod and the dew. Waiting the Judgment day; Under the blossoms the Blue, Under tne gananaa um v.jr. No more shall the war cry sever, n wlnrilntr rivers be red; . i .. ...... nnonr f n T P V T . iney VJ- nf our When iney isuitreu Under the sod and the dew. Waiting ine jum""-"' Love and tears tor tne Tears ana love iui v-Tvi-vr September, 1867. F. M- FINCH. The Watch Below. Bring blossoms for the sailor dead Who sleep in ocean graves; Bring fragrant lilies, pale and pure. To float upon the. waves And dewey purple lilacs, too. , From many a cottage home. And atarry daisies, white and gold,. To mingle with the foam. A hundred years of heroes lie Beneath the aeething -brine. . Brave men who yielded up their llea For Freedom's sake divine -From Jones, the dashing privateer, To Evans and his tars. They died in pence aa well aa war To serve the Stripes and 8tars. Their monument are coral reefs. Their shrouds the shifting sand; They're scattered many a fathom deep, And miles away from land. No coll to quarters, loud and clear, Across the billows blue Can summon from their long repoaa The navy'a silent crew. So let ua to the rolling aea Consign a wreath today, A tribute to our marinera Beneath the silver spray. For while the angry tempests roar And whip the waves to anow, The nation never will forget The gallant watch below. MIMA 1RVINO. In Leslie s Weekly. 1'aaalng of the Boys Bine. O'er forty years have passed away Since peace had closed the deadly fray, Turned In the arma and out th lights, ind comrades of a hundred fights Had all returned home once more. . h t n 7 from the shore. That tempesta past, leave naught beilde The foam line of the angry tide. And. home again, the Boys in Blue Reorganised aa comradea true. To awear allegiance to the cause Of equal rights and equal lawa, The union one forever and .... The Stars and Strlpea o'er all the land; And thua all over, near and far, They formed the mighty O. A. R. And this Orand Army Logan led To blesa the memory of the dead And keep it green while floats Ihe flag From spar and spire and mountain crag rtv AmmrAiin everywhere The graves of those who placed It there. Forthwith proclaiming noiy. mry Have since observed Memorial day! Before the bright, admiring eyea Of thousanda "neath the vernal skies They marched In grand review aa part fit what was In each loyal heart; They docked the mounda which angels aee AB templea wnere men orna mr With fragrant flowera and evergreen. To teach what lova of country rneana! But all along the dread decree That earthly thlnga ceaae to be. Has kept on thinning out the ranka And filled the center from the flanks, Till now the most pathetic sight Is JuBt the old commander's plight! His slf-deluslon brings to vfew The passing of the Boys In Blue! "The nost la formed, air." Thla he heara With all the pride of former year. "Right face!'1 and "Forward marcl hi word. As If a thousand saw his sword; v With ten he sees the dead and gone. Their shadows bravely marching on. Ah! here is seen In sad review The passing of JrBURKE. The Grave Are Green Again. A"&ln the fivinr gri-pn t anread upon the dwelling of the dead; And looking up through dewy eyea. The flowera amlle to warmer akles. Now memory with tender grace. Returna to view the aacred place, Ar.d feel anew love'a lasting power. The blessing of a holy hour. Some dav ths heart may fondly claim. And hajiow them with prmuous name, Si me times for sweet communion keep With thoughts of paat companionship. Th love that lives through times of tears, And faaVa not in me passing years, Korevtr cllnaa to hone and faith. And looka beyond the gatea of death. It breaks tha gloom of death's cold night With genial rays or warmwi .w ugni. And onward, upward ever leads. To hiaher thought and nobler deeds. ' BtLHIJLki IT. COCHRAN, Sickness of Children A large part of the sickness of children js directly traceable to improper food. Many have thcif digestion crippled for life. Sound digestive organs mean a sound body and a sound brain. OH WHEAT FLAKE CELERY H3 mm is prepared by who nasbeen manufacturing .eiry. cnuaren, invalids ana an classes. PRRSOXAL NOTES. Mr. Bryan fre?ly admit that he It thn leading candidate of hla party. And what I so rare aa a day In June,. Ings Anna Gould aa she picks out her second wedding day. Mr. Charles Dana Gibson Is going back to work In black and white. He admits that Rockefeller ha him skinned ln dab bling In oils. Thaw has mind enough left to reflect that Matteawan hns some advantages, it being equipped with electric fans but no lectrlc chairs. Losses of Chicago Investors In the col- apse of the Amador Mining Development company are said by the stockholders' at torney to, exceed Jl.ono.OOO. A young Indiana man has been refused permission to erect bronse tablet in scribed with the Ten Commandments on the courthouse square In his home town. The "Let Us Alone" movement haa evi dently reached that place. Daniel F. Cohalan. legal adviser of Charlea F. Murphy, leader of Tammany hall, nd chairman of the Law Commit tee of the Tammany organization, was elected grand sachem to succeed Bourke Cochran at a meeting of the sachems of Tammany Hall Monday night. General Roger A. rryoi who aerved n the Thirty-sixth congress, from Vir ginia, but wno now Is a retiren memiu-r of the supreme court of New York, vleited the house of representatives last Tues day. Carrying hla eighty year well. Gen eral rryor remained for some time in the house and wa the recipient of much at tention. Speaker Cannon conversed with him for aome time. WHITTLED TO A POINT. "Do you repaid Btandxrd oil a re fined productr; .u-. "I should call II retinea. conBiarrinn um It ha been fined over and over. wasn lngton Star. Ruggles What horsepower la your new automobile? Ramage Two, I guess, mat me norB- power It took to naui it. 10 mo reimn shop when It broke down on a country roari the other day. Chicago Tribune. Tea." aaid the lawyer. "I can get you a divorce with or without publicity." Which would be more expeneivei . No difference. It cost about as much to get pePle lo lnau' inein to keep still." Philadelphia Ledger. I see that a Rembrandt has been found in Chicago." "Its funny how tnese foreigner manage to travel around. What a he doing there.' Cleveland Plain Dealer. What a flat situation that new house haa which Mr. Plungit. the bold speculator, ta building for himaelf." "Yea It la flat, and yet he bunt it on a bluff. 'Baltimore American. 'Nature makes nothing In vain," kaid the philosopher. Fernape. answerea ixuonei eiiiuweu, though I ran t quite explain the presence of a great big, beautiful mint bed in a local option county." Washington Btar. "f)er, you air!' cried her father, angrily, how dare you show your face, here again?" well, replied tne nervy suitor, l mignt have worn a mask, that's true, but that would have been deceitful." Philadelphia Press. Figure This Out Mr. and Mrs. Piano Buyer A plus B plus C is greater than A' plus b. A equals manufacturing cost of a Piano. B is the other dealer's operating expense and profit. b is the operating expense and profit at Hospe's. 0 is the commission the other dealer pays any one who brings a piano customer. ' A b at Hospe's 6tore is smaller than B at other dealers V because we have less operating expense in proportion to the immense business done and are satisfied with less profit on each piano than are the other dealers. A plus B plus C is the other dealers' price even after" he gives you an inside price. A plus b is the Hospe price. Enough said. We sell the best Pianos at the lowest prices and easiest terms in the Unltd States. . Cramer Fiano. . , Burton I'iano . . Kensington Piano Cable-Nelaon Piano ........ Weser Bros. Piano Kimball Piano ItuHh & Lane Piano Kranicli I lath Piano S Make your selection now lars. A. Hospe Bran Hon Idacoln, Kan7, maul ruk ins, TnZn lllliailhlilllllllHIllllll II "T-.Vi B I YU will lee! coolcl if you wear BEST RETAIL TWDE ! . LOOSE FITTING B. V. D. CQ1T CUT UKDERSHIRTS ud KREE IEHCTH DRAWERS. No pulfeM el a pmeintiaa Miked umia M 1VL. cUitic liucUo. l th. ukk cut ot th r hun tt luuU : a U mo EvT B. V. D samaaal loui w it it hd been Uilottd ptrilljr U th. wu. They tt. mU JK"t'!i"f.K:n r?Kl J I ... .urr dar.bU. lk l th. B V. D. rUd w UL.I ) . BO 7&c Sl-UV ai4 Ua'lisiaswbMUH. Wiiw k bwldel. ERLANGER BROTHERS. WORTH 4 CHURCH STS. NEW YORK ... . . . . n it .... t. A VT.-A71 Mums. si o. V. u- w sad O. V. U. Stoapia l!t'tUMi"m'm';!iir''H"li'tm'"" "''"i',!i'!(i'!,mi"illli:!l'!il III'--- I i ll Hi, i I......I..IIM r3 f7 fu a physician and chemist nearly half a century pure food products for 78 THE PARTING VOLLEY. With arms reversed the rank pun on, The muffled drum marks faltered tread A muster roll reads simply, "Gone." One more Is numbered ulth the dead A crash: The parting volley rolls A requiem among earth's souls. The flag hang drooping from the mast. Faint frboes come and go and die; Tears fill the eyes, welled from the past, of those who see a comrade He Where memory must be a name. And tahlctn praise a hero's frame. What then? A soldier gives his life For lov of country, valorous deeds, And lies as one whom carnal strife Marked for its own among Its seeds, Ah. yes! ere yet a flashing blade Was drawn or sheathed hia grave was made. Who calls the namea of those to fall? Ask of the God of battles, who? But they are known., and some of all Who go to war to dare and do Know that the piercing shot will bring To him hia altar's offering. Some meet the shock within the fray, Some fall within Ihe nurse'a tent. Maimed, wonk and gaunt they waste away, Yet to its end each way Is bent; The end? Deserved promotion call To higher life each one that falls. -CLIFFORD KANK STOUT. The Pesalmlst I'm off. The Optimist You look It. THE WEEK END If you are going away for Pocoratlon Day rcmerubor that the things you need In the way of wearables Clothe)". i.e !,. .i . . HatB ' Shirts ,' and a hag to put them In are all here of the best antVon the minute. We shall be open Friday evening and close at f o'ciovk Saturday, and remain closed balance of day. pI?S Company Fifteenth and Douglas Su. OMAHA It. S. WILCOX, Mgr. 2SO Stool and Scarf and Instrumental lidok Free) with every Piano. EASY PAYMENTS. $275 $1250 $300 S:t7r lOO II you can't call, write for partlo- Co. 53Dst York, Msn, and CooncU Bluff, low.' iMiM'!l!l!!!' n-l mi l hd i to bind, imui .nd conn lx U f", . " ' " " in sum. 1 141 1 VI Ui " til' ltW "' t-MIMtlVt - -, i l"" V 1 ill M il w i II I