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THE- REE t OMAHA. 'WEDNESDAY. MAY 26. lf00.
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Onlv I rent etampa deceived in payment of mail accounts. Peraonal checks, escept on Omaha or eastern eichangea, not accepted. STATEMENT OF CTRCCt,ATION. Ftats cf Nebraska, Douglas County a: Oeorre R Tssehuck. traaaurer ot Tha Ree Publishing company, being duly sworn, says that the actual number of full and complete copies of Th Dally, Morning. Ever In a and Sunday Bea printed (luring the month of April. 110. M IUIIUW , 1 M.Sao IT 41,030 I (I,0H . 1! JT.130 I tl,M0 1 40,830 4 37.0OO 20 40,a0 41.300 St 40,41 40,540 1i 40,40 t 41.COO 21 40.3M I 4MM 14 40,440 41.SBO Zi 42,450 10 41400 '..; 4880 II 17,900 27 4S.U0 II 41,300 . S 4S.U0 It.. 41.440 48,30 14 40,599 10 48,360 II..... 40.8O0 40,860 Total.. 1,836,410 (turned copiaa 11403 Net total lisaijioT Dally average 4044O GEORGE a TZ3CHUCK, Trtwu.ir. Subscribed In my preaenc and sworn to before raa tola lit day of May. 1000. M. P. WALKER, Notary Public. WHEN OCT Or TOWN, V Subscribers leavlaar tha city lea, porarlly skoal have Tke Bee aaalled te taeaa. Aadms will be ckiaget ee often aa reqaeeted. Those train robbers are not Very ac commodating or they would give the Bleutha something to work on. A scientist has discovered twenty germs In a tlO bill. Probably male factors of great wealth In embryo. Cuba is confronted with a $10,000, 000 deficit. Self-government does not appear to be an unmixed blessing to the island. The assumption that the democrats were entitled to the presidency of the city council turns out to have been presumption. If the Saengerfeet t can come to Omaha notwithstanding the 8 o'clock lid, we guess the Eaglea can likewise rise above It. If It isn't tornadoes or Haskell it Is floods In Oklahoma and between the three the people may count on having a strenuous time. Atlanta has raised $100,000 for the construction of an automobile race course. What Is the matter, won't the police permit scorching on the streets? Our amiable democratic contem porary, the World-Herald, has not yet ventured to say which of the six dem ocratic city councllifen the franchised corporations are afraid of. According to Prof. Todd the people of Mars have been trying to talk to us for 500,000 years. If they cannot make us understand their language they should try making signs. Under ordinary circumstances it la reasonable to expect that Mayor Jim will not spend so much time out of town during the next three years as he has during the last three years. Iowa is contesting In court for a slice of Nebraska. Can it be blamed? Lots of folks would like to have a slice Of Nebraska soil, especially If it was located right up against the Iowa aide. Professor Caldwell of Nebraska uni versity predicts that Chicago ulti mately will have 20,000,000 popula tion. Chicago is a great city, but the professor's optimism is too colossal to grasp. A Boston woman Insists she is a sister of the German emperor. With an Austrian archduke and a German princess in this country we are almost aa well supplied with royalty as Europe is with. American heiresses. Omaha's new train schedules are better timed to suit the convenience of people from nearby towns, who may want to shop here, but Omaha will not get the full benefit at once unless the fact Is thoroughly advertised. This is where publicity counts. If the commission ' plan is such a guaranty of good city government, why should It be necessary over at Des Molnea to request the newspapers to cease printing stories of municipal scandals? After all Isn't honeat govern ment a question of securing honest of ficers? A Berkeley, Cl., chemist asserts that he -hag discovered a proceas by which whisky tan be rendered non Intoxjcatlag and still preserve its ex hilarating properties. If he can also extract the headache from the stuff there will be thousands to rise up od caU feAro bleated. ; Federal Court Supreme. In derision holding a Tennessee sheriff and his deputy and eeversl clt Ixeng guilty of contempt In a lynching case, the Tnlted States supreme court serves judicial notice that it Is in fact the supreme Court of the land. This notice la all the more emphatic because the case out of which the contempt proceedings grew arose in an appeal taken from a conviction for murder un der the atate laws of Tennessee, public sentiment resenting the Interference of the federal supreme court " and the sheriff in sympathy with it not only falling to perform his duty to safe guard the prisoner but conniving with the lynchers. Primarily the verdict of the supreme court is a rebuke to the lax ideas so prevalent among southern: law officers who deny to negroes equal protection of the laws. In this respect the de cision teachea a lesson to all court offi cials that It is Incumbent upon them to uphold the orderly operation of the judicial machinery without distinction of color. The point of most far-reaching Im portance In the decision, however, is the direct and unequivocal declaration that In matters concerning individual liberty the federal supreme court Is. in deed, the court of final resort. If Its jurisdiction la broad enough to cover a murder case arising under the state laws, it is broad enough to spread its mantle over all the agencies needed to safeguard the civil rights which the constitution guarantees to all Ameri can citizens. A Hortetraderi' Convention. . The horsetraders of Texas, Okla homa and Arkansas are going to hold a convention in June at Coalgate, Okl. Just where the committee on creden tials proposes to draw the line ot eligi bility ia not set out in the call, but It Is a fair presumption that the man who trades Sight unseen from the owner will not be admitted; In fact the cus in mci uie cus is been tt use ole purpose of tom of that section ha such traders for the soli decorating trees. In addition to the human element to make the convention representative it should Include the halt, the lame, the blind, the wind-broken and the spav ined of the equine race, with a few balky ones and a mule or two thrown in for good measure, so, that a realistic horse trade clinic might be made a part of the program. Over the door of the convention hall might be blazoned the sign, "He who enters here leave truth behind," for truth has no more place in the repertoire of a horse trader than in that of a fisherman. The projected convention should be worth going miles to see and for novelty and originality the wild west shows would not be In it. Right here is room for some man who wants to make a pot of money by putting it on the road. The automobile has bo side tracked the horse trader In most sec tions of the country that, like the .In dian and buffalo, he is becoming a cu riosity. With a Yankee, a Quaker, a cowboy, a horse wrangler and a "sod buster" in the principal roles, the ehow would take like wildfire. "There is millions in it" for some enterprising man who seizes upon the opportunity before it is too late. A Family Affair. Mr. Hitchcock continues to lash himself Into fury over the prospective supplanting of bis pet city prosecutor. He would have people believe that a change In this Insignificant position would mark Omaha's complete down fall. Mr. Hitchcock's distress would be pathetic if it were not so funny. If be does not have his way about the city prosecutor he la sure "Omaha will become general western headquarters ior crooks and criminals, burglars, train robbers, porch climbers, grafters, strong-armed men, safe blowers and swindlers of all kinds and classes." What a terrible Indictment of the present county attorney. The prose cution of all offenders of this class charged with violating the criminal law devolves upon the county attorney, who happens to be a democrat. Has the democratic county attorney gone wrong? No one can be appointed city prose cutor, nor to any other charter office, except on nomination by the mayor. With a democratic mayor responsible for the city prosecutor and a demo cratic county attorney responsible for the prosecution of professional crimi nals, the sad case of Mr. Hitchcock is only a family affair. Another Railroad View. President W. C. Brown of the New York Central takes exactly the oppo site view of recent railroad legislation to that expressed by President Ripley of the Santa Fe. Mr. Brown frankly admits both that the railroads have been wrong in their favoritism and dis crimination and in objecting to all reg ulation and that regulation, where jus tice Is kept In view, Is beneficial to th roads a well as to the public. In ac cusing the beneficiaries of the rebates with being, as much to blame aa the railroads, he entera a plea in avoidance aa a starting point for urging that the cure must not work injustice to the railroads. Mr. Brown Is not by any means the only railroad man who takes this posi tion; in fact the majority of the broad gauge managers have reached the same conclusion. If they will honestly ad here to their public declarations and themselves, undertake to correct abuses in rate and traffic discrimination, the railroads and the public will both be the gainers and one of the greatest drawbacks to uniform commercial prosperity will be removed. . It Is one of the most hopeful signs of the times that there Is a tendency, more pronounced among railroad man agers tKan with other large corpora tions, but to a considerable extent manifest in all. to come to terms with the public and consent to reasonable restrictions. Such a spirit will not only hasten the solution of the diffi culties, but be conducive to an equi table settlement. Beware of Land Grabbers. The National Public Domain league has been organized In Colorado, with the avowed "purpose of its projectors to reach out over the other states in which there still remains any consider able portion of the public domain, especially sections containing lands set apart for forest reserves or reclama tion projects. The objects of the asso ciation, as set out, are to look after the rights of settlers and would-be set tlers on the public domain, but the personnel of its founders suggests that it may aim at nullifying the plans of the government for forest conservation and reclamation of arid and semi-arid lands. The disposition Is widespread among a portion of the people in the sections containing these reserves to ignore the fact that such lands are not the prop erty of an Individual or even of the states in which they are situated, but with the sole exception of the landa In Texas belong to the general govern ment. It is the duty of the govern ment to administer the public domain In the Interests of the whole people rather than for the sole benefit of those living in the immediate vicinity, al though these latter, of course, have an immediate and vital interest In seeing them utilized to the best advantage. Mistakes have doubtless been made in the administration of both the for estry and reclamation service, but this is inseparable with large incursions Into new fields of endeavor. The dis satisfaction of worthy people thus en gendered has been utilized by land grabbers and speculators for an on slaught upon the entire service and everyone connected with it. Both of these branches of the federal service have done remarkably tfood work and if permitted to proceed without un necessary Interference will accomplish still more for the west It will be well to be on guard against any crusade to break into the public domain held away from settlement. Anyone with a real grievance should have it righted, but no bars should be let down to the land grabber or the water power and water right grabber under cover of these wails. Council Organization. The new city council has perfected its organization by the election of Councilman Burmester as presiding officer, which likewise puts him In line to be acting mayor whenever the mayor may be temporarily absent from the city or otherwise prevented from performing the duties of his office. With the council evenly divided on political linee, it was inevitable that whoever should be made president would have to be elected with the help of votes from the opposite camp. The fact that all six of the democrats were Becond termers, with the advantage of councilmanic experience, would ordi narily give them an advantage, but in this case it has worked to the con trary because the democrats found themselves divided over personal dif ferences carried along with them from the preceding council. The choice of Mr. Burmester in preference to the other republican councilmen Is recog nition of his previous service in the council, whereas all of the others are entering upon councilmanic work for the first time. Mr. Burmester has the ability and experience to make an acceptable pre siding officer. The possession of the chair should be a point In favor of the republicans In the work of the council even though they number the same as the democrats. Few of the matters which come up for councilmanic ac tion, however, are of a partisan char acter and on all things which go to make good and efficient city govern ment the councilmen will be expected to work together regardless of political divisions. Railroads, brewers, corporations, Tom Dennlann, Rosewater and hla Bee, crocks and gamblers and proatltutea and plug ugllea these are the elements that are de manding Tom Lfe for city prosecutor. World-Herald. For willful mendacity the World Herald can't be beat. Contrary to Hitchcock and his World-Herald, "Rosewater and hi Bee" have not de manded, and are not demanding, nor even suggesting, anyone for city prose cutor. As to the others mentioned we cannot speak, but Hitchcock and his World-Herald must be In closer touch to be able to speak so by the card. Nineteen million dollars is the sum estimated to be required to complete the elevation of the railroad tracks In Chicago In addition to the millions al ready spent for thia work. It will cost millions upon millions to abolish grade crosBlngs on the railroads, but the toll of human life Is so heavy that sooner or later the railroads will have to come to It everywhere. The Lambs gamboled in a New York theater and the box office took In $4 0, 000 from those who wanted to see the fun. The Intention was to put on Ham let, but aa neither Judge Cooley nor Governor Shallenberger could be se cured for the caat Julius Caesar wti substituted and the stellar part given to DeWolf Hopper. A doe Pall. Baltimore American The senate narrowly wcaped having Its dignity ruf'ld bya acene, but hn It came to tariff dltcuvtlon on ferroinolybde- num. fei rovanadlun and molybdenum, it Is no wonder that the member got a bit peevish. it Let Ge a on. Cleveland trader. O temporal O mores! O dem : The manufacturer! of Teddy bara filed a petlttm In bankruptcy Aa Apnloay Eatorted. Chlraao Record -Hera Id. King Edward hai forced a Pr1tlh earl to apolngtxe for making inputting remarks concerning a New Vork htre who mar rlrd a titled Englishman, tt appears tha: th offepdinjt earl referred to the lady a being; 'dumpy." whereas she I. In fact, quite arracefully slrrder. The kln la nat urally a little ''touchy" about flippant ref erences to dumpiness. Democrarr'a Chronic Trouble. Springfield iMass.) Republican. Ohio democrats of the anti-Bryan per suasion are planning- a bip barbecue to be held somewhere In the atate next July for the purpose of launching a Gov. Harmon boom for the parly's ne.xt presidential nomination. The Franklin county demo cratic club of Columbus Is back of the movement, and has been stirred thereto by the action of the Jefferson club of the same place In banqueting Bryan there a week ago. Govs. Johnson of Minnesota and Marshall of Indiana will be Invited to attend this funeral of their own booms, but Rryan apparently Is to be ignored. It is an tarty recrudescence of what has be come the democracy's chronic trouble. Why does the Nebraskan Insist upon stay ing alive? Think About It. Buffalo Express. During th five celebrations of the Fourth of July from 1!XW to 1007 Inclusive. 21.520 persona were injured and MM were killed, according to statistics Just gath ered. The giant fire-cracker alone Injured 1,489 persons In the celebration of 1!V7, killed eight and led to the death of eight more from lockjaw. So says one of the medical papers. Now la the time tc think about these things. A little thought now will be better than a sorrowful recollection of the facts of July 4th. Do not get out of the habit of celebrat ing the Fourth of July. But try to make it a celebration without an undertaker's bill. OLD A.U -NEW AT OMAHA. Stock Scenes and a Few Variation in Train Holdups. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Train robbers, like other robbers are capable of using the new appliances of civilization without losing any of the essential coarseness of their work. The four men who did the neat Job of Saturday night on the I'nlon Pacific road. In the outsklrta of Omaha, had an automobile. In which they made a quick disappearance after the haul. The automobile waa evi dence of their adaptability to an advanced civilisation so far as tt can be made to serve evil pyrpases. but the essential character of their work waa seen to be unchanged. While one man waa covering the chief clerk In the mall coach, and forc ing the surrender of the registered mall pouches containing the bank mall, his three confederatea were distributed at strategic points along the train, "keeping up a constant-fusillade and an incessant yelling." ;. i,- All of this sounds like an echo of Bluo Cut -of Glendate or of Gad a Hill. .The automobile alone marked an advance In the art of train, robbing. At Omaha, aa at Gad's Hill, Glendale or Blue Cut. the method of overawing surprised and un prepared men Waa tha same. "A constant fusillade made an Incessant yelling" being shown to be as effective at Omaha as else where for- the purposes of their use, we may confidently look to see them remain as elnmenta In every train robbery of the future. No matter how far crime may go In adoption of the new appliances of science or mechanics, there are some old things It will not abandon so long aa they continue to make good aa they did at Omaha. The burglar may ere long moor hla airship on the casing of the window through which he Intends to emerge from the house he Is paying a nocturnal visit, but he will stick to the Jimmy for forcng locked drawers and locked rooms, until modern civilization provides htm with something better. We ahall not miss hearing much valorous talk of the aeven other men In the mall car who stood still while the chief clerK was under cover and In the act of sur render. e'Put yourself In his place" la an axiom to be commended to all such critic. "A constant fusillade and an .Inoeasant yelling" to men taken unawarea In the dark, and left In no doubt aa to their meaning, may have a temporary narcotic effect which those who have never taken the medicine can not underatand. Such thinga sound better when you don't hear them. It might be more profitable for us to consider the Omaha robbery from the philosophical rather than the peraonal point of view. A question we might apeculate upon ia the one of whether scientific and mechanical advance, bringing with them so many new appllancea In what we term a material civilisation, la being acenmr anted by a corresponding evolution In the moral and spiritual nature of man kind, which alone can maka them benefi cent. The automobile Is civilised. Many people think It the fruit and flower of civilisation. But "a constant fusillade and an Incessant yelling" are savagery. If savagery can turn civilisation against Itself, which will survive? PERSONAL NOTES. Senator F.lkins. of West Virginia, at en time represented the territory of New Mexico In the house of representatives. English suffragettes feel themselves un equal to the occasion only when necessity arise for the propulsion of bricks. They are all right at the bat, but in throwing they lack control. Col. John Jacob Astor has applied for a patent for a machine which It la hoped will make possible the utilization of peat de posits aa a fuel for power. The current number of th Scientific American contains an account of the process, and aya that Colonel Astor intends to present It to the public In the hope that it may be of wide general use. At the homecomera' festival at Adraln, Mich., on June ti. there will be unveiled a atatue of "Aunt Laura" Havlland. a "Quakeress of simple life and quiet de meanor. of whom General Grant once said that If he had a few more women like her he could dispense with half of hla generals and soldiers and put down the rebellion In a fern' month. President Taft lias promised to vlait St. . Louie next fall, an! th flourishing ft.t men's club there will try and get th Pres ident to play a match gam of golf The Rl. Louia Globe-Democrat explain that "this la because the president a heavy weight, and It la on of the objects of the club to rnter;ain distinguished fat snen who visit U city." Around New York aUppUs oa th Currant of X.if as in t Orat Amarloaa Metropolis from Day te Bay. Thomas A. Edison has notified New York newspapers that he hae completed hla de vice for building a cement house for ll.aw. which. If constructed of ston In the me design, would cost between IJn.Ooo and !. ooo. The price he nam-s could not prevail If only a single house was to be built. That he wants to be understood clearly. What he means ia that If the reinforced con crete houses were built In blocks, by his design and through the use of his molds the cost of each house In a block would not be greater than tl.ono. The Edison house-bulldlng plan calls for a one-family house, on a lot 4"xW) fc?t. Th floor plan of the house Is 26x9) feet. Each 1 house wll contain six rooms and a bath and the ceilar will extend beneath the en tire house and will contain the boiler, wash tubs and coal bunker. The decorations will be cast with the house and therefore will come from the molds aa part of the struc ture and not merely he stuck on. Castlron molds will h? used In building the house and this will vary in design. After the concrete foundation has been laid and has hardened the molds will be set up' upon It. Edison says it will take four days to set up the molds. The liquid concrete can be poured Into them in six hours. The molds will be kept In use for four days until the concrete hardena and then It will require four daya to remove them. That mrans the house will be finished in a fortnight. I'nlque In New York, if not In America, Is the orchestra at tha Manhattan State Hospital for the Insane, Ward's Island, New York. For 'every patient In It la era ay. Dr. Mahon. the superintendent, deter mined to test the proverb "Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast." He began with experiments of the effect of music on his Insane patients, and now the experimental stage Is past and the treat ment fees become a part of the routine work. This first experiment was a failure from "the atandpolnt of being a benefit. But it was a success from another point of view, for It showed plainly that patients must be divided into classes for this treatment, as well as for any other, and that music suited to ine species of insanity was not beneficial to another! Then began the systematic study of the effect of music upon the different forma of madness, and now under Dr. Mabon music Is an established mode of treatment, nof an experiment. When it was discovered with whst effi ciency music could he utilized in the hos pital, an appropriation for plHfios and pian olas was asked and granted. As a result nearly every ward ia supplied with such an Instrument, and the patients have free uae of it. Of course this does not apply to the wards In which the acutely Insane are confined, or those who are physically too 111 to bear noise. The patients who have places In the or chestra are those ysho are spaamodlcally Insane, or tr.ose In a convalescent condi tion. They play for their health, as It were, and two or three women already have been raised from the depths of melan choly by music, and gradually played back to a normal state of mind. Following the incorporation in New York of the Tesla Propulsion company, with J1.0TU0 capital stock. to exploit one of Nicola Tesla's Inventions, Mr. Tesla an nounced the' adoption of the device by the Alabama Consolidated Coal and Iron com pany. "I have descovered a mechanical princi ple new and of the greatest economic value," Mr. Tesla said, "but I shall not be In a position to mske known the de tails and exhibit the principle in opera tion for perhaps six weeks, It Is a prin ciple which minimizes the size of the power plant and increases to a maximum the power produced. "This new mechanical principle I have discovered Is applicable to air, steam, gas rr water power, and may be used for loco motives, automobiles or any form of power production. With it a locomotive as pow erful as any now used would need to be less than half the size." An exhibition of daring riding and nerve such as has been rarely equalled was shown by a cowboy named Weal, who Is attached to Buffalo Bill's Wild West show In New York. In one of the performances West attempted to ride High Tower, re-; puted to be one of the wildest bronchos known. After a ten-minute struggle the cowboy managed to leap into the saddle. No sooner had he done this than High Tower reared up and fell backward. West slipped out of his saddle in time to save himself and was astride the broncho when he rose. This time High Tower reared like a flaah and threw himself over again, falling backward and sideways. The horse had been loo quick and caught West'a leg under him. Although painfully hurt the plucky rider succeeded in mounting again after High Tower had been lifted off him and this time rode his mount the length of the inclosure. Coney Island Jose no chances. Th alert managers trim their sails to every breeze, good or bad. Mayor McC'iellan having re moved all restrictions on religious and edu cational entertainmepts on Sunday. "The witching Waves" will now be billed as "an Institute for the study of wave cur rents," and "The Tickler" is transformed into "a medical institute for the cure of indigestion." Discussing In her book some phases of American life as observed in New York EllanorUlynn writes: "It is a mercy Amer ican woman have auch lovely feet and nice shapes, because when they creas to a place called the Flatlron building the gusts do what they please with tholr garments. 1 am quite sure If the Roue's club In Picca dilly could get itself removed to a nous? Just here, those wicked old men would spend their days glued to the windows." Recasting! Party of Jefferson. Charleston News and Courier. It is snnounced that Mrs. Ruth Bryan Leavltt, daughter of William J. Bryan, It about to undertake, through th women voters pf the west, "the upbuilding of the democratic party from the feminine stand point. " It haa been a good many year since the cartoonists of the opposition be gan to picture "Miss Democracy" as a sour-visaged old maid; It has remained for the daughter of "th Peerless One'1 to seek actually to put Into petticoats tht pitrty which was once led by Thomas Jef. ferson and later by Grover Cleveland. Roosevelt's "Want Is It!" Chicago Tribur.e. If th unclassified animal raptured by Mr. Roosevelt provea to be th mysterious glastlcuti we shall know In due time whether . or not It has the nlnet v-nlr.i. j vt-ih.e strlpea around Its tall which tra I dition so long has crditd It with aavlag. Cream m a,,a rAfin der. Makes finest cake and 7 pastry.light.flakybiscaits, delicious griddle cakes 7 palatable and wholesome. JJ No alum, no lime phosphates. .. . . A.mm mail AVOta MKing pwww.. . No onecan continuously eat With alum WitDOUl injur THE .ATIOAL. PAY ROLL. Wider Activities of the Gorerstment Involves Increased Cost. Pan Franclsce Chronicle. At the last session of congress the number of persons employed In the na tional service was Increased by 3.SS7, wl'h salaries aggregating $5.C72.0on, which Is an av-rage of siihHtantlally IM"! per annum eHch. An average salury of less than $1,500 a year is probably moderate for the ser vices required, for government salaries are almost Invariably less than those paid for similar sei vice by private employers. The government. In fact, Is continually losing its best men to enter private service. Pre sumsbly the salaries of the positions newly created are not too much to pay if we desire the service, and that there Is a .popular demand for continually Increasing government service there Is no doubt. 80 long as the country Increases In population there must be an annual Increase In the number of persons necessary to carry on the government: but an Increase of 3.S8T In one year means more than the natural increase of the old services. It means new services of some kind demanded and granted. And In all probability the Increase of the salary roll Is but a small part of the addi tional cost Incurred by these new appoint ments. The duties of many government servants Involve travel, which must ,be paid for, and no public servant can do anything to earn his salary without caus ing expense in addition to that salary. The appointment of a new scrubwoman will usually mean a new building to be scrubbed. It Is certain that no new ser vice and no extension of old services has been authorized byVeongress except In re sponse to insistent demand from some large body of citizens. The moral of It all is that If we Insist on having the services which we demand from "Government" It Is ourselves and nobody else who will pay for them in increased taxation. And if we object to increasing taxation we must not demand the services. Food Inspection, mail delivery, conservation of natural re sources, aid to agriculture, the irrigation of dry lands and the icclamation of swamp land all cost money, to be raised by tax ation. SMILING LINES. "Never allow yourself to come to a standstill." said the energetic citizen. "Keep moving." "I do," answered Mr. Meekton, wearily. "We have a new landlord every six months." Washington Star. "What's Thomson swearing so viciously about?" "Why, he scheduled his property in order to ball one of his cronies out of 1a.ll. and the assessor somt how got hold of the docu ment." Chicago Tribune. "What was the fruit of your wife's mil linery hunt?" 'A peHth basket nat, trimmed with ap ples, peaches and gripes. Wou'd you wat.t more fruit than that? " Bal' in ire Amei;. can. 'Where do you open with tin nev p'.ay'- ' "Hooperton." "That's where they have '.ho ci;g famine, Isn't It?" "Quit so." Clevel'i.id P'alti iJ'Ml'.-r. Mrs. BJones How nun; j:irls 1id voit mske love to before you itr..ed to ine? Mr. BJones Twelve, Jan it! I".'it I didn't count up till It . is 50 lit.'. Cleve land Lesder. Knlvker Women will get the ballot whn the majority of them ask for It. Mr. Knlcker Do men get their button Get a SI 0.00 Picture Free FOR TEN DAYS ONLY The A. Hospe Co. will give Free with every new Piano purchased, a Ten Dollar Picture whether you buy for cash or time. We have 600 aubjects to choose from, be it water color picture, etching, still engrav ing or painting. Here is an opportunity to get art with the music and no extra charge, for it is well known that the highest quality and lowest prices prevail at the Hospe Store, Xew Pianos In Mahogany Cases for only f 130. Ten Dollar Takes one home. The high grade pianos such as Kranlch & Bach Krakauer, Kimball, Hallet-Davis. Bush Lane, Cable-Nelson, Burton, ImperiaJL and Hospe Planoa. Prices ranging from 1190 up to the $350. 1300, $350, $400 and the beautiful Grand pianos The world best pianos all under on roof. Easy terms at cash prices. IrJospe 1513 Douglas Street Pianos Tuned. Repaired, Moved (H Shipped Y x car s i i the standard i i U AfTnrtnrPoW - frnm Sltlfflt Tk' H lel food mlxea w sewed on when flie majority of them ask for It? Harper's Bazar. "Why don't you get married"" "Heeause I xletest Women 011 rrlnrtnle, and besides, marriage would Interfere w;th my literary work." 'What class of work?" "I am writing love stories." Philadel phia Telegraph. "Your boy waa Just a little r -wl!d when he was at college, wan rie'.'" "O, yes; he generally w:is 11 llttl xvlH at first. Couldn't get 'ei.i ner rh I'l.ite, you know. But he always steadied down-tf-fore the game was nv Chicago Tribune A BUSINESS DEAL. Detroit Free Press. "Ahs," said wlfle, "1 will show That man of mine that I'm nut slow, That I am keen and not afraid To enter In the marts of trade, And. though a women, 1 ran be. As shrewd and business-like aa he. I'll show him 1 know how to sell Our useless stuff, and do it well.' And so she listened all the motn To hear some Hebrew mnwin hum; I'pon her eara the strident blast, I.Ike sweetent music, fall at Vat. She threw the wlndotv Jpet. wide. And urged him, then, to come in-iid. Then straight to bargaining tny tell, For all the stuft' she had .o sell. Three dozen jars, two window screen. Two hundred pounds of irugjslm, Six palra of shoes, some garden hoae. And two of my good suits of clothes; Next, half a dozen :;:r'. if inlne, Including two of new d"'t;n. A gasoline sto.', p 111 )t ic-w And twenty-four good neckties, too. A table-and .nr. Iron bed. A.Rrussels rug of Turkey" red: Three skirts sh'd never weir ngln. Two fancy vests, she'd sold him then, She dickered, while he weighed the stuf. ' determined that Flie'il get enough: And when nt 1 1st t! s-4le waa made, Eleven cents ws A hit lit. raid. Overfatness Condemned Fat, or even fattlsh. women readers who want to be In the imvle this year must un derstand that thr demand is for lines, not curves, and govern (hcmsclca accordingly. That means OFF with the fat. It has be come a duty. Many uie trying exercise or dieting; but It is certain! they will find these methods too slow snd' unreliable. The cheapest and safest way to get In form far the Direr tolre mode Is by means of Mar mola Prescription Tablets, Any druggist (or the Martnola Company, Dept. 633, De troit, Mich..) will give you a large-sized case of these elegant little fat reducers, containing a good, generous supply, for seventy-five cents, snd even this quantl'y should be enough to make a decided Im pression on your excess fat. Many have lost as much as s pound s day. These Marmola Prescription Tablets may he used with Impunity and likewise perfect confidence, for, being made strictly In ac cordance with tlm famous Ma.rninla Pre scription, they are. of course, ciulte harm less. They are rather beneficial than other wise. In tact, never disturbing the stomach or caulng a wrinkling of the flesh. SALT SULPHUR WATER also the "Crystal Lithium" water from T Excelsior Springs, Mo., In 6-galloa' scaled Jugs. ,',-gallon Jug Crystal Llthia Water. .P2 6-gallon Jug Salt-Sulphur water $2.23 Buy at either store. We sell cver 100 kinds mineral water. Sherman & McDonnell Drug Co. ' Sixteenth and ftoig St. ' Owl Drug Co. Sixteenth and Harney ' Sl. V.,. - f T"u"JIJ"TTf'