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Remit by draft, epr', nr Po'' oror aay.hle ti The Bee Publishing Company PI t-csVt stamps receded In payment of mafil acce-ota. Personal checks Omaha, or eastern exchanges, not accept- STATEMENT OF. CIRCULATION Stat of Nebraska. Douglaa County. . tLrm. B Taachuck, treasurer ef The nee Publishing Company, being ouiy ny. sl mi sworn, says that the actuj .mplet. copies of Tha Dally. Morn nlng and Sunday Bee printed our- month of May. l0t, waa as fol- and eompiet Irvg. Bvt ing U Iowa; 1 a 44.TM A 40 a,0M IS. 10. 0. SI. St. 40,180 40,130 40,140 40,440 40,810 38400 4 40400 4040 40,460 7,400 40,180 40,410 40,310 83. , T 14 40,180 8f 38.840 9a " 40,020 tr 40,100 ga 40,440 88 '. 41,070 30... SS.840 31 40,880 9... 10.. II.. 11. 13. 40,100 14 40,870 IS 40,810 l 37,600 IT 4040 Returned coplea . . . Total. 1.868,800 8,885 Net total 1446.618 Daily average 40-316 GEORGE B. TZSCHL'CK. Treasurer. Subscribed In my presence and aworn to sefora mo this list day of May, l0 M. P WALKER, Notary Public. barrlbera leavlaa; the city tem porarily shoala hav The; Bee mailed to them. Address will be ehaagreal aa aftea aa reajaested. Take note that the moon was in eclipse on rising. This Is our first trial ot the new early closing law. Wonder If those six democratic councilmen could sgree on the answer to the question, "What Is a demo crat T" The announcement is made that Champion Wrestler Ootch is to be mar ried. Getting ready for the match of his life. The former Turkish officials who fled from the country have been de graded. That Is decidedly more cora- A New York critic says modern poe try has not enough firs In it. The trouble Is that the portion which burns la never read by the public. ; The New York World says that be ing a democrat is a state of mind. It present conditions continue It Is likely to become chronic melancholia. E. H. Harrlman says he would gladly retire 1 he could find anyone to handle his job. There are plenty of men who would be willing to try. A cfty rock pile is all right for a summer diversion, but the eventual so lution of the problem Is a workhouse that will do business all the year round. That story sbout five brides recently arriving in a bunch in Iowa from Eng land should warn .congress to see to it that the American cuptd Is suitably protected. A Chicago man has sued a , surgeon for robbing him of cuticle while under the Influence of ether and using It on another patient. This Is reducing graft to a fine art. It is suggested to Senator Bailey of Texas there are several larger men in and about congress than any of the newapaper correspondents be has at tacked up to the present. Omaha can return the jibes: The bandits who robbed the mall car came from elsewhere, and they made the mistake of their lives when they se lected their last place ot operation. A Chicago man announces that al tana mattes gooa cigars, rney may not be up to the Havana standard, but alfalfa abould be able to run the cab bags a fair race aa a substitute filler. Mr. Harrlman says the Landis de cision was reaponslble for the panic tnd Judge Landla lays the blame on . Mr. Harrlman. Arbitration would bo good way to settle their differences Uncle Sam is Just now passing around the plums In the shape of In creases In salaries to postmasters of growing towns. That Nebraska Is getting Its share proves that the state Is growing. It has now been discovered that the Wright brothers, who are achieving 'am as aeronauts, once lived tn Iowa when small boys. It Is to be noted, iowevey, that they flew away as soon as their wings would rarry them. Governor Shallenberger rode from Omaha to Peru on the Missouri Pacific and then aa aoon as he returned to Lincoln prevailed on the State Board of Assessment to reduce the valuation of .. the ' road. This' Inside history should bo made a matter of record. Eeriiion How Often t The question how often wo ehottld go through the travail of tariff revision 18 suggested In an Indirect reference to the progress ot the tariff bill In the current H'vlew of Reviews. The edi tor of the Review, Dr. Albert Shaw, thinks that the whole system of tariff building should be changed snd that with the present method the only thine; that can be accomplished will be to take the Payne tariff bill as a basis and secure Improvements In matters of detail, For the future heithlnks con gress abould provide for "a good kind of tariff commission,'.' and adds:' "An sble and Impartial commission with due Industry ought to help us bring about s thorough-going revision ot the tariff In about the year 1917." Every revision of the tariff Is so un settling to business snd entails so much Industrial readjustment that It goes without saying that continuous tariff tinkering would be;worae than submission to ordinary Inequalities. No tariff Is possible that wilt satisfy everybody, but s tsrlff should ibe made to meet conditions fairly as they exist at the moment rather than to forerun conditions yet to develop. If it were possible to secure a reasonably satis factory law now with the additional assurance that, barring unforeseen emergencies and the correction of pal pable mistakes, the next revision would not take place before 1917 snd that It would then take into account results of s careful study of our entire Industrial situation by a commission of unbiased experts, the country would without question settle down to an un precedented and uninterrupted era of commercial enterprise and business expansion. Beasiurance for Japan. As honor guests at a banquet at the Annapolis Naval academy. President Taft and Admiral Uriu of Japan had occasion to speak each as the official representative of his government, so that their expressions are entitled to more weight even than If given in formally. President Taft makes it plain In the first plsce that Uncle Sam Is not going around with a chip on his shoulder inviting a conflict with any other nation, but, on the contrary, desires to live in amity with all the world. Of Japan he spoke with a wide knowledge of its people and govern ment, complimenting both highly and expressing both the hope and the be lief that there would always be har mony and good feeling. The Japanese admiral echoed the sentiment of the president and bore testimony it was that of his people. . A certain amount of friction be- tween nations coming into Intimate contact is to be expected, just as with individuals having Interests which do not always harmonize. It does not necessarily follow, however, that In temperate strife must constantly re sult Paple-whtr1 seek to conjure-up a war scare bdtweeif this 'country and Japan fall to take this into account. Those responsible for the destinies ot both nations appreciate It fully, how ever, and realize also that both have more to lose than to gain by discord This is the best assurance of continued peaceful relations. Slobber.' Mr. Hitchcock, who has no more love for Mayor Jim than the devil has tor holy water, devotes a column of the World-Herald to handing a double- leaded package of alobber to the mayor. Mayor Jim is suddenly "en titled to credit." He occupies "high and unassailable ground." He Is "a bigger man, a truer democrat and better Omahan than some of his ene mies." Mayor Jim has been "famous for his backbone"., and commands "popular trust and respect." He will grow stronger than ever "If." The "If" Is conditioned on Mayor Jim's willingness to take, orders from Mr. Hitchcock. "If" he Shows bis backbone to the extent of declaring bis independence of Mr. 'Hitchcock It will no longer be "good,; tor Mayor. Dahl- man," but the column of. slobber will quickly give way to a column ot invec tive denunciation and condemnation "It" Mayor "Jim" ean't sea through the gsme that Hitchcock and his World-Herald are playing, he Is not the shrewd politician he is supposed to be. Talking about backbone, is It true as currently reported at the time, that In the middle of the recent city cam paign Mr. Hitchcock summoned Mayor "Jim" Into his auguat presence and demanded that he resign from the ticket? Bleached Flour Abroad. The highest courts of both Great Britain and France have recently passed upon the question ot bleaching flour and their findings sre partlcu larly pertinent In view of the conten tion between the millers In our winter wheat belt and the National Pure Food commission. In both Instancea the courts decided that the bleaching of flour produced no deleterious effects The French tribunal even held that the testimony showed the, food quail ties of flour were actually improved by the process. In the. Brltibh case the principal wit nesa to sustain the contention that bleaching was harmful waa Prof Ladd of North Dakota, by whose ex pertinents the ruling in tola .country Is to be largely determined. " Two em! nent British scientists followed mln utely .Mr. I add's experiments and ar rived at exactly opposite results. In rendering Its decision the court said wnetuer you regard It from tha point of view of digestion, whether you regard It from the- point of view of nutrition. whether you regard It from the point of view of positive harm, I must coma to th conclusion that the plaintiff has aateb Uaned th truth of ifee statement in his peclflcatlon that no deleterious action on flour Is caused by the above-mentioned treatment. Flour made from winter wheat Is yellowish unless bleached and conse quently brings a less price thsn the whiter product of the spring grain. f the bleaching is harmful to health the prohibition la not subject to crit icism, but if no one Is Injured or de frauded there would appear to be no good reason for prohibiting it. Brit ish lawa are much more stringent In this respect than our own and those of France are the most exacting In the world. The enforcement of pure food sws sbrosd Is also rigid and If bleached flour can stand the test there. but fall here, the American law must go further thsn necessary to Insure purity of the food. Public H'alth Conference. The conference of Marine hospital and ' health officials, in session In Washington, should have the attention which its merits wsrrant. There is no one question which so vitally affects everyday life as the prevention of un necessary disease. Health or the lack of 1t touches all the Industrial, social and economical problems. Health Is an absolute prerequisite to reaching the highest accompliahment In every line of endeavor, but modern methods have performed wonders In mitigating the misery and economic waste of dis eases which formerly cost thousands of lives and Incapacitated other thou sands from performing their part In the world's work. The science of disease prevention Is in Its Infancy, but the earnest, scholarly men who are dedicating their lives to It are performing a task whose value cannot be measured. It s only recently that the causes for many of humanity's scourges were un derstood and even now our knowl edge Is still Imperfect. With Infinite pains the scientific investigators have searched out the causes of diseases, the means of prevention and cures - for many of which baffled their predeces sors. Few of them have reaped any substantial financial return for their labors snd their reward Is largely In the consciousness of a good work well done. The most conspicuous oxamples of disease prevention accomplished by the Marine hospital service are the practical eradication of yellow fever In Cuba, the canal zone and our south1 ern cities and the checking of the bu bonic plague which Invaded the Pa cific coast cities. These diseases are so quickly fatal that medical treat ment avails little In effecting cures, but they 'have been stamped out by preventive mesns. In the light of their accomplishment the work these agencies are doing Is entitled to un stinted encouragement and support. Conferenoe of Zmperoxi. Considerable importance is attached to a conference between the emperors of Germany and Russia, soon to take place on shipboard in the Baltic sea, to be followed later by a meeting be tween the German emperor and the president, of France, Mutual distrust growing out of the Turkish upheaval and the Incidents which preceded it had started rumors of ruptures and even of probable wars, but these con ferences Indicate that diplomacy nss evidently settled the differences It any existed. The work of the diplomat is con cealed from the public, however, and in spite of assurances that all had been arranged satisfactorily the people are slow to give them credence. That the emperors or the head of the Ger man and French governments will themselves actually negotiate arrange ments of an International character Is unlikely. These agreements are the work ot the foreign offices. Their meeting in an amicable way, however, Is likely to have a quieting effect upon the public mind and it Is doubtless for this purpose that they are set in spec tacular surroundings. . International rivalries and Jeal ousies In Europe are so many and so Intense that it often requires the greatest tact to prevent a clash. Fears of other nations are worked upon to secure appropriations for navsl and military expenditures and the time in tervening between parliamentary ses sions Is utilized to allay the alarm. It is a great game of shuttlecock and bat tledore, whose continuance without mishap depends upon the skill of the manipulators. After much maneuvering and sparring tha governor forced tha four republican me re bars of the State Board of Equalisa tion to vote for a total incraaae of 15.000,000 in tha railroad valuation of the state. World-Herald. The governor must be a modern Gollah to b6 able alone and single handed to force four able-bodied men to do something they do not want to do. The achievement of the four train robbers, holding up a train, is nothing by comparison. If the governor Is the whole thing, what's the use of having anyone else on those state boards with him? The compilation of life Insurance ststistica for the year 1908 shows that of the total amount of claims paid by life Insurance companies last year $1,860,009 went to Nebraska benefi ciaries. It would be interesting to know just how much waa collected in from Nebraska policy holders In the form of premiums over and above div idends so as to strike a balance and show just what Nebraska's share of all this life Insurance is costing. Recently compiled railway statistics show thst North America eontalna al most as many miles of railway as all the old world combined, and considera bly more than all of Europe. 8UU, there are vaat stretches of this contl- nent waiting for railroada for their full development, which gives some idea of our possibilities for supporting lncreaaed population. Governor Shallenberger's flag day proposition has been smended to make Flag day come Julie 14, Instead of June 15. The governor must be try ing to save time, notwithstanding his famous story that concludes, "What's time to a hog?" Another old servant has identified the Ohio-claimant as the long lost archduke of Austria. If the claimant Is really what he pretends to be It took him a long time to realise what a good thing he had thrown into the discard. In a recent address in New York District Attorney Jerome boasted that even his enemies conceded thst he was honest and capable. He is also con victed of modesty on his own admissions. Omaha has gotten on the map once more as being the destination of sev eral ot the smuggled Parisian gowns sold at auction in New York. Coming so soon after that train robbery, too. Aa Asset Worth While. , Chicago Tribune. In tabulating the wealth of ueablc knowf edge let loosa upon, the world during the graduating aeasort do ,not overlook the baccalaureate sermons. Throwing a Scare. Cleveland Plain Dealer. Count Zeppelin, iht German, guides hie mammoth airship 460 miles without alight ing. English channel has an average width of seventy miles. Ergo, panic in Piccadilly. Why Not Sana In a Few t New Tork World. The bureau of labor at Washington Is able to figure out for 1908, as against 1M7. an average decrease bf 8.2 per cent In the coat of living. It Is unfortunate that the statisticians cannot pay the bills. A Check tor High Living;. Washington Herald. The Omaha Bee thinks the family gar den la the only solution of the high cost of living problem. In other words, the common people should understand that free garden seeds may be made to cover a multitude of congressional Bins. Baals of Prosperity. St. Louis Republic. ' Mr. E. H. Harrlman hits the nail squarely on the head In saying that the good times he predicts depend upon crops and not upon exploitation of speculative schemes. In the latter, too much of the good money we got from the former waa burned, and the smoke from the burning was seen in the panic of 1907. Fanny Side of Statesmanship. Minneapolis Journal. Statesmanship la a funny thing. The tariff bill on which the senators are now working considerably increases the price of asphalt mined in California. To "protect" tha California stuff, -every municipality in the union must pay an increased price for, Its paving material.' How muoh cheaper and better It would be not to have any asphalt In the United States! i Riot Amoasj Earthquake Sufferers. St. Louis Republlq. It is something, of. a shock to hear that the natives around the town of 8t. Euphe mla. In southern Itftly, have betaken them selves to rioting under the impression .that they have been badly treated In the dis tribution of funds raised for relief .of suf ferers by the Messina earthquake. If tha people of the neighborhood live .up to the name of the town they should be a soft spoken folk and exhaust every resource of gentle protest before throwing brick bats. STEAM AND ELECTRICITY.. Traction Problems Railroad Manas- era Are Trylnar to Solve. Brooklyn Eagle. According to the Electrical Review and the Western Electrician, the great rail roads of the country face a serious situa tion. Sooner or later they must make a decision as to what propulsive power they will use ateam or electricity. The asser tion Is that a stage has been reached be yond which a step cannot be taken without the expenditure of vaat sums. The limit of development in steam trac tion power, under present conditions, has been reached. Longer freight trains can not be used unless the traction power of locomotives can be increased. That cannot ba dona unless the locomotives can be lengthened. - For this, scientific reasons are given aa to the weight and where It shall rest reasons the railroad operatora do not dispute, but understand. Indeed, it la admitted that In the effort for economy in operation the locomotives have been lengthened aa much aa Is desirable in view of the existing curves on the linos. To give greater length is to ask for the elinv inaUon of the curves. To do that is to ask for reconstruction of the line. In crease of weight means increase In the force of tha Impact of a running train. So, strengthening of bridges follows as' a jon sequence, and that means reconstruction of brldgea and abutments. Widening of tha gauge of the tracka might meet the situation, but then that is reconstruction throughout. To what extent tha weight of locomotives has been lncreaaed la seen In this com parison: In 1836 the weight of locomotives waa about tan tons; alnce 1894, locomotives of a weight of over 100 tons have been put In operation. Tha latter weight is ad mltted to ba tha limit. Ho the stage is reached when, if any advance in tha use of ateam ba made, the roada must be re constructed. That means the expenditure of hundreds of millions. On the other hand are the electric motors, These motors of the same weight as the steam locomotives will exert from 10 to 100 per cent more traction power. It follows, then, that motors of a lesser weight than locomotives could be operated with satis. factory results under present conditions of tracks, bridges and roadbed. In this view it would seem to be wiser and more eco nomical to adopt electricity aa a propulsive power. But other confederations enter. To do ao would be to engage In a revolution Steam locomotives, in which much capital is Invested, must be abandoned. Expensive motora muat be built to take their places. Expense In electrical superstructure and in power houses in which to generate electric ity muat ba undertaken. Thera are yet other ronslderationa. An agent of propulsion, to the use nf which trained corps are accustomed and tc w hich administrative departments are attuned must be eliminated. A power must be mi. ployed which, in Its development, is in the daya of lis Infancy, and there must be a thorough readjustment of all the depart ments to new conditions and new Influ- enoea. Thla la a 'iuiin the railroad tp eratora face, and In ahlch the traveling public and the commercial public ate equally interested. Around New York BJptlss oa tha Oorrsst of life aa Baaa la tha Greet Amertoaa Metropolis from Day to Pay. When Mrs. Henry B. Plant, wife of the noted builder of railroads In the Fouth, inherited her father s wonderful collection of art treasures, she made It her life ambition to enlarge It and house It In a filling home In New Tork. Her husband died, and. after she secured from his vast estate her dower of $1000. 000, she was free to search in every land frr the rare and beautiful. Then she met Robert Oraves. financier and Inventor. He was attracted by her. He sympathised with her ambi tion. They were nutetly married tn 1WM ond soon her. "castle in Ppaln" bada fair to become a real castle. It was a love match purely". The hrll lie.nt young widow of the railroad Croe sus had not lacked brilliant suitors. But when Graves appeared all others vanished and together they planned the New Tork home at No. 7 West Fifty-first street, which was to be their treasure palace. The work progressed magically. In the great hslls and galleries hung pictures that had graced the courts of the Medici; tapestries that had been the pride of Ori ental kings. But with the reality develop ing before her eyes, her dream expanded. There were countless changes to be made and Innumerable treasures yet to be se cured. And then In the midst of the great task, when at last the finished whole was clearly pinned, but only half completed, Mis. Graves fell ill. The malady did not seem serious at first, but she gradually grew weaker and slowly forced herself to forsake her am bition for a while, at last to seek complete rest. She retired to St. Luke's hospital and later to Edgemere. She did not gain strength. Khe was unhappy away from her fairyland, on which the work waa stall progressing. Finally, a few weeks ago, they took her home. But she was unable to view the splendor that awaited her. When it waa all finished they told her she should go throuRh all the rooms and behold her completed work. Last Saturday was the awaited day. The last touch of the artist's hand had left the mansion an embodiment of the highest modern architecture and the rarest ancient art. But a sudden slnkina snell made it Inadvisable for Mrs. Graves to leave her bed. She was told that all waa ready and that the palace only awaited Its princess. Saturday she died.' The representative of the srna rnmnanv In New Tork City who visits houses to In spect the meter or on s,ny other pretense in nerearter present with his credential photograph of himself in proof of his offi cial character. The photograph, we assuma. in near on its back or face the attest. tion of the gas company that It la the picture or their employe., The reason for thla nrecautlnn la nhvlnna. It is ordered by the Public Service com mission as the result of its Investigation of robberies committed hv fraudulent matar Inspectors, who obtained entrance to real- ences by raise pretense. Pretended telA. phpne examiners are able to commit the .same crime. Art has Ita thousands of votaries In New York, but It Seemed to the passerby that never waa such an ovation given the great est of artists as waa cranted a humble Blgn-palnter, depicting a Brobdlgnagian portrait . In, an advertisement, design cover ing the whole side of a house. He swung on a ladder, with gallon cans for tubes, sketching Jn generous breadth the outlines of the picture as far as he could reach. Then he began to fill in, and with each stroke another Interested spectator joined the crowd on the sidewalk. Teamsters stopped their drays on the street as long as they dared. A policeman charged the crowd to clear a way for pedestrians, but made no appreciable effect on the conges tion. It waa not until the artlat had stopped for the day that the last onlookers left, and even then they went reluctantly. New York City has 207 banks. Fifty-two of these are savings banks, 102 are national and state banks, and there are fifty-three truat companies carrying on a banking business. Through these depositories of public and private funds 262.592,144 flows dally. The clearing house transactions ahow a dally average of t241.413.022 In ex changes and baancea of S11,1?P.122. Since ita organization fifty-four years ago the clearing house transactions have exceeded ?,000,000,000,000. Nearly three-fourths. of the entire popula tion of New York City makes its homes in apartment houses, tenement houses,, two family houses and in apartment hotels. The rentals derived from apartment dwell ings amount to about $15,800,000 a month or 1780,000,000 yearly. . The total amount in vested In apartment houses in the five boroughs reaches many billions of dollars, and is rapidly Increasing. . New York City has 360 miles of water front fringed with docks costing $126,000,000. An average of thirty-one steamships, trans atlantic and coastwise, arrive at or sail therefrom daily. In 1908 New York's ship ping handled $1,266,042,267 worth of goods. Sixty per cent of the nation's imports en tered the port of New York and $36,000,000 waa collected in customs duties. These fig ures show an Increase of 76 per cent over New York's foreign commerce of ten years ago. The value of tha public parks and park ways In the city of New York exceeds $3o0,000,000. There are thlrty-slx parka anj parkways in Manhattan and tha Bronx. covering 6,140 acres, and thirty-one parks and aeven parkwaya tn Brooklyn, 1,660 acres in extent. Central park, with a valuation of $200,000,000, contains H43 acres, has nine miles of roads, five and a quarter miles of bridle patbs and thirty-one miles of walks. More than 600,000 trees and shrubs have been planted in this park alone. SMALL FOES THAT COST. Tribute Productive-Industry Pays to Kals and Inserts. New York World. Great enemies are met and vanquished. Small foea thrive while the ways and meana of their banishment are aought In vain. As a rase in point there comes an official statement from Washington that the Norway rat is cottting the country $100,009,000 a year. Similarly, the cost ot enduring the cotton boll weevil threatens to reach a far greater sum each year; there are a score of fiends of the beetle family chewing up $000,000.0J0 of forert trees annually; the chinch-bug genus has been equal to the destruction of about $330,000,000 In cereals In a decade, and Its capacity increasea yearly. Besides which, the i-odling-moth tn the apple tree, the borer among the peaches, the Hessian fly, the brovtn-taii and gypny moths and many other swarming pents help to pile up a tulal annual insect cunt of hundreds of million. Begin With Kaysers Von ytyun.fr ladies who are just begnnninpto choose your own tlove-i-these are some facts to remember: The Kaysers have been, for 25 years, the standard silk gloves ofnthe world. Yourtmothers have worn them since days that you can't remember. Kaysers have the durable fabric, woven In our factory. Kaysers have the exquisite finish, the perfect fit, which come through fifty operations. Kaysers have the patent tips and the truarantee ia every pair. Yet inferior gloves cost iust as much. See that "Kayscr" is in the hem. Short Silk Gloves i 50c, 73c, $1.00, $1.25 t Long Silk Gloves 75c, $1.00,11.25, $1.50 1 JULIUS KAYS EH at CO., Makers NXWtYOIUL PERSONAL NOTES. Chancellor James R. Day of Syracuse unlveraity has arrived at Pan Francisco, finishing a seven men tha' pleasure tour with his wife and daughter. 'W. W. Rockhlll, the American minister to China, preparatory to his early departure for the United States, has turned over the affairs of the legation to Secretary Henry P. Fletcher. Mr. Rockhlll has been ap pointed ambassador to Russia. Miss Flora Bcarff, aged 68 years, of New Carlisle, O., died reoently. The remarkable feature of her death is the fact that this Is the flrat time In sixty-five years that the cruel messenger has visited tho family. She waa the daughter of Mr. end Mrs. J. J. Scarff, aged 85 and 78, respectively. A Phlladelphlan observing a man In the act of beating his wife on the lawn with all the abandon he might have used on a dusty rug, a passer-by Interfered. Im mediately the rescued wife retreated Into her happy home, when she emerged bear ing a pan of greasy water, the contents of which she dashed over the passer-by. John Mitchell, former president of the United Mine Owner of America, and now national secretary of the Civic Federation, has left Spring Valley, 111., with his family for New York, where he will reside perma nently. Mr. and. Mis. Mitchell were mar ried tn Spring Valley, seventeen year ago and have made their home there alnce. When the new United States senator from Illinois. William Lorlmer, aclects a house tn the capital befitting his new dignity It will have to be a good big one if he wanta to keep hia family under one roof. The senator-elect ha a brood that would delight th heart of President Roosevelt eight children, ranging In age from a baby just beginning to toddle, to a debutante of 18. LINES TO A SMILE. 'How is that?" the stalwart young fel low asked, as he finished wiping up the floor with his hated rival. "Dear," she answered with shining eyes, It was a sweeping victory." Baltimore American. 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"My lasy son haa at last decided on a profession that he thinks he'll lifce." "Good. What has he chosen 'He wants to be a lineman for a wireless telegraph company." Cleveland Leader. Jack-Perhaps you don't like my style of dancing. Orme (In distress) Well, there is rather too much sameness about It. Jack Er how may I vary It? Orme Suppone you tread on mv left foot once in a while. Milwaukee Wisconsin. THE MASTER STROKE. New York 8un. ' . Cheered for his 'agile feat end nlmblb stunt ,. The bronaed hall player swells'1- with honest pride; ' The Jong and accurate throw, the wily bunt, , , The daring steal, the perilous headlong slide. - Each in the homage of the gladsome eye Close to the publlo heart an hour" haa sat; Plucked from the blinding sun the Incredible- fly, - . O- fiery liner smoking from the bat.7 Full oft the timely and prodigious whack The multitude has Jubilantly thrilled The great, aerial fonca.dlsdalnlng crack And home-run wallop when the bags were filled. ... 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