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DflF, BEE: OMAHA. FRIDAY, JUNE 3. 1910.
The umaha Daily Uee FOUNDED I1Y EDWARD ROEWATKU. VICTOR ROS EWATER, KDITOR. Kntered at Omaha postoffice at seoond class matter. TERMS OP-UB8C!UPT10N. Dally Dee (Inrludtng Sunday) per week. .loo Dally lira (without Sunday, per week... .loo l.illv lien f without eundavt. one year... 14. W) Dully boa and Kunday. on year DEUIVEKED BT CARRIER. Kvenlng Bee (without ?unday), per week. .fie Kvemng Be (with Sunday), per week. ...10c Saturday Bee. one year 1W Address all comolalnts of Irregularities In delivery to City Circulation Department. OFFICES. Omaha The Bee Building. . ,houth Omaha Twenty-fourth and N. Council Bluffs 15 Scott Street. Ilnrolii 61 Little Building. New vork-Rooms 1101-noa No. 31 West TwyMnPJ.7tpnurteenth H.reet. v. w. CORRESPONDENCE. Communications relating to news and editorial matter should be addressed: Omaha Bee, Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, express or postal order payable to The nee fuonaning company Only 3-cent stamps received In payment of mall accounts. Personal checks, except on Omaha or eastern exohange, not accepted, STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION, Stats of Nebraska. Douglas County, ss: oeorge b. Ttschuck, treasurer of The says that thu actimi number of full and! complete copies of The Dally, Momma. Evening and (Sunday lice printed during the month ot May, isio. was as follows: I .1 41,300 !........ 4. 4fl,450 t 43,880 4 43,810 t 43,680 1 48,840 7 43,690 8 41,370 43,180 10 43,680 11 43,870 13 43,800 13 43,039 14 43,880 15 41,600 16 43,110 Total Returned cor lea , 17 4 .41 AM 4teaees V0WV 1 i9 43,660 20 43,000 t 43,000 - 41i450i I 23... mi 24 25 28 27 ; 28 .,..43,830 ....43,090 .43,370 1 ..43,4001 43.SS0 41,300 29 '30 .43,370 1. 44,130 1,336,910 8,888 Net total 1,316,338 Dally average 48,388 George b. tzbchuck. Treasurer. Subscribed in my presence and a worn to before me this 81st day of May, 1910. M. P. WALKER. Notary Public. Subscribers leaving; the city tem porarily should have The Bee nailed to them. Addresses will be chanced is often aa requested. Will the poet laureate indite a few lines on the colonel's Guild ball ad dress? One trouble about elections is that they do not carry a sound abstract or warranty deed. ' "What is rarer than a (fay in June?" Well, it June Just holds up to the rec ord of the first day, all. right. The railroad managers say they were surprised by that injunction, Uncle Sam, as it were, beat them to t. j A Philippine paper, pleading' for the native, says, "Give the wild man a chance. Yes, It would at least be prudent There is a lurking suspicion that Colonel Bryan would dislike very much to see the democratic party Har monized. " ' The weather has been too irregular even for the normal number nf ntrlkea though a few scores have been de- clare(j That St. Louis girl who chased Jack-the-Hugger six blocks evidently feared he was the last one scheduled to come her way. Yesterday was the day set for the reduction in price of Pullman car berths, but did anybody hear them fall with a cold, dull thud? Thcr woods are full of good women," ays the Cleveland Leader. Yea' anil 'an are the nlalna. Th ra , , , - j not. a sectional blessing. An American lawyer marries an Eskimo woman.- They ought to em ploy Dr. Cook as the family physician with his little gum drops. Rather costly luxury for Omaha tax- payers .. that was sending the "marooned mariner" to represent us as state senator in the legislative ses- lion of 1903. ' Our local democratic organ does not seem to tnink mucn or tne newspaper run by the democratic national com- mitteeman from Texas. - But then, it s probably, mutual. ( , J , . .. . President Taft says he dissents from the view that all academic education unttts a man' or woman for business. The graduation, of his daughter from Bryn Mawr is proof positive ot this ilssentt t ,: , ... Senator Burkett has put up his ante Tnd drawn cards : la .the senatorial tame; ttaking the third man to sit in. There are still a few more chairs around the table for any one who can qualify with the price of a filing fee. The prospect of runnlna the water works aa a municipal institution was not sufficiently llurin to draw a quorum hs. nit - hall la &t nlsrht allhniivh It vr th refuiar 'moathir meetin night News item. ' After. drawing salaries for doing nothing for seven years, why should they be eager to get to work? ' 1 In the absence of Colonel Bryan it seems that Brother "Charley" has both a power .of attorney and a duly executed commission as ambassador extraordinary and minister plenlpo - tentiary, with Jurisdiction over all democratic domains within the boun- dartea of Nebraska that recognize the sovereignty of the Fan-view, dictator. t TirmAcratin Tleo-rnei aev. ! o -J Although It Is constantly .nndlng fault with nearly everything ' and everybody on the republican sldci Col lier's Weekly feels moved in lis last issue to indulge this comment oa the democratic membership of the house: Jt need occasion neither surprise nor re sentment to ay that the democrats now In conprrrss do not measure up In rliarnc- lor or ability to the average of the party In power; It Is always ao; a party out of power and out of responsibility for soven- teen years cannot help but degenerate in personnel. The point sought to bo made is that the democrats, If they want to control the next congress, must secure as can didates men of higher quality than they now have in congress. The truth of Collier's assertion Is self-evident and can be verified by comparisons as between democratic and republican congressmen from almost any state. Take Nebraska, for example, where our congressional delegation of six members is evenly divided between the two parties. Congressman Norrls is head and shoulders above Con gressman Hitchcock, the only experi enced democratic member. Compare Congressman Illnshaw of the Fourth district with Congressman Maguire, Compare Congressman KinKaid 01 tne Sixth district with Congressman Latta, the democratic do-nothing from the Third And yet, how are the democrats p, miiliA A n v tmnrnvmenf? w Every below-average democrat in con gress who wants to go tack will have no trouble in getting a renomination. How is the character and ability of congress to be Improved by returning all the democratic driftwood now there ami adding a few sticks of new tim ber no better, if not worse? Fosttl Savings Progress. ..The caucus pledge of the republican house members to expedite the passage of the postal savings bank bill, while not the same as enactment, is a most encouraging step in that direction. The majority members have agreed to every section of the bill cave that one pre scribing the use to which deposits shall be placed and while this has been the most serious obstacle for- some time, there la little doubt of its being surmounted, for the republicans in congress are thoroughly realizing that the people want this measure and that President Taft is in earnest in his ad vocac3r of u- The attempt has been made to re I quire all the deposits, to be placed in I local banks and to remain there sub Ject to draft of the government only in case of war or similar emergency. Its conservative friends believe that, to insure validity ot the law, provision should be made for some Investment of funds in government securities and this undoubtedly will be the ground I of common agreement. The only point Btlll Bt jBaue l8 ag to the percentage of the fund, t0 be invested in bonds, but th'g , cannot at best be other than a matter of detail, for it is' inconceivable that real friends of the measure would stick at a percentage. The passage of this bill will not only redeem republican promises, but it will serve to disclose further the insincer ity of the democratic minority in this congress. While preaching postal sav ' I 1 . V. 1. .. A ' J L ,n8 lTom luo ""uo wp".. cratic senators tried to trip up the bill and on rinai roil can were an recorded Mnst It witn one exception. Another sidelight of Interest is the attack made uPn tn 01,1 Dy Congressman South wick of New York, who denounces it as "radically socialistic" and refused to remain In the caucus called to consider it. While this can have no serious ef feet, It must discount the democratic criticism that the bill is drawn in the interest of the big New York bankers, It remains to be seen what the demo crat in the house will do when they I . - nave to voie tor ur against postal sav Ings. John L. Wants Peace. The Hon. John Lawrence Sullivan of Boston, connoisseur in the manly art and dean of the pugilistic stage, has Jut returne from :, Great Britain wnere ne and nls buBneBs associate Mr- Jke Kilrain, gathered up a few of the shillings that happened to be I outside of the bank ot England and Is ready to give to the world his view as to the duty and future of the new king, incidentally, air. Sullivan was willing to venture a hidden suggestion as to the outcome of the race war now pending in California. The discussion of cognate subjects has , never been one of Mr. Sullivan's drawbacks, and go he lays down a rule of action for King George to follow in all matters 0f ,tate aqd society with an abandon 8 free as the swing of his goodly right with which ho used to put to sleep ao many ot bis aspiring adver sariea. In the judgment of Mr. Sullivan th first and most solemn task confronting Britain's new sovereign is the "cut ting out of all this blank foolish ness that takes all the people's money or w"r Dom- migni Presume from events that have transpired dur jng the picturesque career of this Bos r Ped in favor of war, but such Is not the case. He argues as a support to his peace doctrine that "the whole country ' starving to aeatn, England, scot 'ni nd Ireland" ana opines that it would be better to Invest money in food for these perishing peoplo than I In men-of-war. It is quite possibhvtha Mr. Sullivan, in his robust diction has fallen Into hyperbole In conveying the l Impression which the economic condl tlons made upon his mind, but. of course, being Mr. Sullivan, one would scarcely be disposed to argue the point Mr. Sullivan docs not seek to mini the fnc t that he and M Kilrain were able to garner a lusty harvest of good coin of the realm In I hi; laud of starvation and he offers no apology fur their apparent selfishness, seeming to think the people were fortunate to see two real prizefighters, since many of their own "1 could hit In the stom ach and break their backs." As to the result of the Jeffries-Johnson engagement, the Hon. 'John L. would only say: "If Jeff Is right he will take that coon nnd bite his ears orf, but is he right?" It Is a gay life, this Boston life. From Affuinaldo to Quezon. The house of representatives lis tened to a scholarly address the other day by Manuel I. Quezon, one of the resident commissioners in Washington from the Philippines, in which he re- iewed the hlHtory of, American occu pation of tho islands and recounted the blessings that had flown there from. Mr. Quezon adverted in his pref ace to the difficulty of making a peech in a language not his own. He said that under American rule "the Filipinos have enjoyed more per sonal and political liberty than they ever did under the Spanish crown," and he declared that he and all his people were grateful' to the United States government for its beneficent reign. But Mr. Quezon, after enumerating what he and his peope regarded aa the greatest American benefits, made an eloquent plea for the elaboration of the provisional government into au tonomy, citing the fact that twelve years had. elapsed since American oc cupation began on the archipelago and eight since the institution of the pro- islonal authority. President Taft, who is as well posted on the Philippines as any American, once said, "The Filipinos will bo ready for self-government within forty years." That, of course, is long time to wait, but it is not near so long comparatively as the lapse be tween the days of Aruinaldo. the leader of the insurrection, to that of Quezon, the accredited delegate to the American congress. When the Fili pinos stop to consider the progress and development they have made in the last twelve years they are a short sighted people if they do not see the advantages of the protection of such a power" as the United States. The ma jority of Americans are instinctively anti-imperialists, but only a scant mi nority will contend that the people of the Philippines are ready for self-gov ernment Of course if all his country men were like Manuel L. Quezon they might be ready, but unfortunately he is the exception and the very condi tions that made it possible for Mr. Quezon to make this plea before the American congress is the best sort of proof that he 'and his people are being accorded the privileges of self-government Just as fast as they are equal to them. The Late Governor Mickey. The late Governor John .. Mickey had the sympathy of all the people of Nebraska during the long protracted and distressing illness to which he has at last succumbed, and his family has their sympathy in this hour of bereave ment. As chief executive of Nebraska for four years, while not demonstrating unusual brilliancy, Governor Mickey measured up well with those who have occupied that office in this state, and earned the credit of being a faithful public servant. While some of bis acts, it is true, failed to show the big vision and broad-mindedness looked for, he was always conscientious in the performance of his duty and made good headway in putting the conduct of our. state institutions on a more businesslike and efficient basis. His re-election was an endorsement by the people of the record of his first term's administration, and he retired to pri vate life two years later without hav ing forfeited any part of the confidence thus manifested. Not a great man, but a conscientious worker, will be the verdict on Governor Mickey. The Bee criticised his public atcts at times severely, but also recognized his worth, and accords full measure to the public service he rendered. The needle has fixed its ominous eye on James A. Patten and looked blm into submission and now the cotton and wheat king says he will throw away his crown and live the simple life. That is nice, but it Is more con soling to him, no doubt, to know th'atA the millions he has made by cornering the necessities of life will preclude the necessity of reducing his simplicity to severity. Down In Lincoln they have just elected a chief of police for one year, if there is any place in the city gov ernment where an officer should have a permanent tenure free rrom the ex igencies of politics, it is at the head of the police department. Lincoln evi dently has quite a distance to travel to catch up with progressive cities like Omaha. The railroads are asking the mayor and council to establish regulations for traffic over the Eleventh street via duct to make sure against it being at any time overweighted. It might not be a bad idea to call on the railroads to put the viaduct in condition to take care of all the traffic that may go that way. All the computations ever made over the acquisition of the water works have been based on a 4 .per cent Interest charge for the money In volved In the purchase price. The suggestion that Omaha continue to Republican Editorial Kflr Howard In The man who killed the gnoKe which lain" the golden eggs tva first cousin to those people who are crying out against the high price if farm products. High; prlte of farm products Is alway the signal for general prosperity. There can lie no general prosperity when low prices for farm products prevail. Instead of crying out against high prices for farm products, we should be crying out for higher wages or all working people, mechanics clerks, school teachers Indeed for all salaried people. If the present eta of general prosperity Bnan be succeeded by an era or hard times, the fsct will not be due to the high prlca of farm products, but It will, be due to a beating down of the prices paid for farm products. The Telegram has never taken a degree carry the outstanding 5 per cent mort gage bonds would not only upset all these calculations, but would be al most as bad financiering as have been the purchase negotiations to date. When the city takes over the water works it will be loaded down with a big enough fixed ' charge at the best with its bonds floated at the lowest rate of Interest the market will afford. Would not Hendrik- Hudson feel foolish to come back and discover that old man Weston walked from Albany to New York in just Ave days, no more time than it took the seventeenth cen tury adventurer to whisk down in his Half Moon? ; Tempus fuglt. . The v directory man is at any rate generous in his population estimates for Omaha. The census returns will tell us how many people are included In the directory figures who live in South Omaha, Council Bluffs, Flor ence, Dundee and Benson. Even after the United States su preme court has cleared the path, it transpires that those great financiers on our Water board are not half so much in a hurry for immediate pur chase of the water plant as they were seven years ago.- The worst thing about the exposure of that prison record is the hard jolt it gives to those damage suits to re cover for pretended gambling losses in which Reformer Elmer Thomas and Convict Erdman were partners on a contingent fee. Herr Zbyszko will probably admit now that his whilom opinion that Gotch was much overestimated must have been based on what some ot his fraternity would call "a bum steer." Or was it only another fake wrestling match? ' v . '"'Vvii' It Ont. Boston Herald. Sine the dry'TTiTSk ISwy "hAs been sunk In Manila bat, 'jelernal fitness of things de mands thM the name of that craft or naval appliance, be ohanged lnetanter. Nothing slnkable should bear the name Dewey In tl at neighborhood. Something? of m (ilve-A way. Chicago Record-Herald. The Nebraska lady who refused to tell the census enumerator how old she was has been fined $10. But she has not had to tell here age, and she says she considers the money well spent. Now all the women will guess that she Is older than the family Bible would show her to be. Persistency ot the West Wind. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Mr. Bryan has addressed an open letter to Governor Harmon of Ohio In which he tella him that If he obstructs radical doc trine "he must stand aside." The wind at Lincoln blows nearly all the time from tho west. This may account for the evident fact that Lincoln has not heard the liryati knell constantly being rung tn the Far East. Congressional Free Mat. Philadelphia, Record. Members of congross are supplied with playing cards, poker chips, suitcases, safety razors, glove stretchers, pocketbooks, cigar lighters, postcard albums, opera bags, cuff cases, manicure sets, bandboxes, sewing boxts, shopping bags and drugw at the ex pense of the federal government, whose accountants classify all these articles and many more as "stationery." And, tariff "or no tariff, every year witnesses an extension of the free list. Wireless Station on Pike' Peak. New York Tribune. v Upon the statement that a wireless tele graph station is to be established on Pike's peak for th repetition of messagea, th moat natural construction to be put Is that it is not yet feasible for the Atlantio coast to communicate direct with th Pacific coast. As the distance between New York and San Franciaco is scarcely greaXer than that between CUfden, Ireland, and Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, It is also to be inferred that ether waves ar not transmitted as readily over land as over water. Our Birthday Book Jon a, 1S10. George V, king - of England, was born June 3, 1896. When he was christened he was called George Frederick Ernest Al bert. He married Princess Victoria Mary of Teck July 6, 1893. and they have six chil dren. Jefferson Davis, the only president of the so-called confederacy, waa born June 2, 1808, and died a few years after the close of the war. Hla birthday anniversary Is still deserved In some of the southern states. Jeff V. Bedford, coal dealer and county commissioner, la celebrating hie sixty-fifth birthday today. He waa born In Lexington, Mo., and has been In Omaha since 1881. He was In the city council at two different limes and has been connected with quite a number of business enterprises. Jacob L. Kaley, attorney at law In tho New York Life building, waa born June X 1853, in Pennsylvania. As a young man he locited '.n Franklin county, wher he practiced law and was elected to the legis lature, removing to Omaha later and serv ing as county attorney. Bev. J. V. Carlson, pastor of th 55lon Evangelical Lutheran church, was born June X lSf'7. In Sweden, and came to this country in 180. He was educated at Cal mer college In Sweden, and Is also grad- uate of th theological semlnaiy at Rock IV 1 1.7. . " ,iuc. Finally thiy oassed . . . .mA ..,.,,. ,,-.,. artr mu. in aiienc. many. my passed Island. He baa had aa Omaha nastoratelan attraetlve field of wheat and one broke sine DOO.- , Ci sllsnc by saying, "Wbeat look fin," in Democrat Paper Columbus Telegram. in any political aclcnc college, ami yet e foel fully competent and fully war- ranted In advising our readers against the danger of adding their voices to the pre- va llng cry against the present high prices which they must pay for farm products. l'on l be deceived Dy tne iais economise. Quit knocking on high prices, and begin today an effort to lift tho wages of all working people to a level wltb the high prices which we must pay for food. We believe the average person will stand for high prices, if only he will study the sltu- atlon. Study will show him that high prices lor larm proaucts art msaing inis pros- perlty which we now enjoy, and study will show, him the danger of knocking on the prosperity of the farmer, for Indeed none of the rest ot us ran long enjoy pr6g- perity which Is pot shared by th farmer. Washington Life om . Interesting Tbaasi and Conditions , Observed at tfaa Vatloa'a Capital, Senator Depew's stor. regarding President McKinley and the Spanish war, told In con gress and In subsequent Interviews, is not considered a good sample of the senator's Justly celebrated humor. It is resented as an assertion without substantial foundation by men participating in the events preced ing the declaration of war. In the colloquy with Senator Hale,. Senator Depew merely declared his own personal knowledge "that there was a time when It would have been possible to have settled every question in volved between Spain and the United States upon terms Just as favorable as were received at th conclusion of the war." He did not assert then that Fresldent Mc Kinley had knowledge of such a possibility. But In the Interview which he gav the New York Times be did make the latter assertion. Ha prefaced II with an acoount of how a certain unarmed and unidenti fied but powerful "exalted , personage," who was greatly Interested In thu pres ervation of peace and Spanish honor, had busied himself to obtain from the United States unofficial but authoritative assur ances that a proposition from Spain to relinquish sovereignty over Cuba would be acceptable to this government. J "This personage," said Mr. Depew, "who Is In a high place and has many ramifications, got in touch with persons here In whom h has absolute confidence. To them he outlined his plan and obtained their co-operation In setting the matter before the government ot th United States. You see. In that way there could be none ot th records that would have come Into existence whether the' pro posals had gone diplomatically from Spain to the United Htatea or from Spain through a third power. "How did the Spanish proposition act ually get before President McKinley?" Mr. Depew was asked. "There was no proposition from any power to ' any power," Mr. Depew re plied quickly. "There was simply a plan put forward by this disinterested person age through private channels. But there was no misunderstanding about it. The president realised the situation fully." When this matter was called to Justice Day's attention' he read carefully the in terview with Senator. ppew, and then dic tated the following: "The statement of Senator Depew, as reported In The New York Times, greatly surprises me. It has never before been intimated, so far aa I know, that Presi dent McKinley ever received Information from any source before the outbreak of the Spanish-American war that Spain was willing to relinquish her sovereignty over Cuba. I have always understood that such willingness was developed In the negotiations for peace, which closed the war, culminating In the signing of the pro tocol of August 12. 1908, in which Spain relinquished all claim of sovereignty over that island. "President McKinley communicated to congress In his message ot April 11, 1908, the result of th negotiations with th Spanish government, looking to the bet terment of conditions . In "Cuba and a peaceful solution of the differences be tween the two governments, concluding the message with a statement of th de cree of the queen regent of Spain direct ing a suspension of hostilities In order to prepare and . facilitate a peace.. I am sura that in this message congtese was fully advised of th stata of th negotia tions and ot all that was known or ac complished up to that time. "The diplomatic correspondence, as pub lished in th foreign relations of 1908, con tains a full statement of th negotiations and correspondence between th United Talks for people War Some Haaka Do Sot Advertise, but there was no reply. They fished all The same answers are usually given morning and neither spok a word, silently . . . , . .i they at their lunch. They fished all after. by bank managements to the question, non wtho(Jt a wop- thtn truUe(J "Why don't you advertise?" They homeward, over th road, by which they are, "We are big enough; we don't had come. Neither uttered a syllable. As , . ,. .,,. mu. nui, , they passed th wheat field, which at need to advertise. We think adver- trced hu companlo.. fcU,ntkon, tu. otner Using may be all right for the baking fisherman looked to the opposite side of powder manufacturer, but a bank can- the road and said, "Oats, too." , . ., ., ., j, i This Is the example followed by many not advertise without losing dignity in dlgnlfled bknk, ln thr ,dv,rtlinr They the eyes of the world," or "We are too gpeak seldom. In print, about their bank small; we would like to advertise, but snd when they do they waste no words. . i j n-u. .n The adage, "Still water run deep," Is a we cannot anora to ao so. an- glUy icUon BUene mors often the swer, "We do not know how to adver- result of stupidity than wisdom. Has the Use," is seldom given. stolid Hollander gained a reputation for John Stuart Mill once remarked, "It is better to be a man dissatisfied than a pig satisfied." If a great institution has attained pig-like contentment and v is satisfied, advertising is a useless expense. The only Institution that needs to advertise Is the wants growth and progress one that If an ex- cuse is needed the dignity idea is as good as any Other. If it is felt that , .... . ,,u . there is still room for growth it Is not undignified to tell those who need banking facilities, what the bank has to offer, In an unexaggerated and la teresting series of advertisements. need not be These advertisements bombastic, ungr.mmat.cal or aiangy but they should not be stupid, stiff and uninteresting. Neither has enthusl- asm any ouarre, with dignity An ad. vertlsement should be written as though you were proud of every book In the bank, and every check and draft ... u. 14. that has the banks name on It. Th people of Holland hav a reputation of being taciturn. They ar men of few word. Two Hollanders started off. for a day'a flahlng. to a lake, aome eight or ten mile distant. They trudged aiong, mu Btutea and Kpaln preceding th ar. This record has long been published and open to Inspection and must speak for Itself." Representative Asia J. Gronna, representative- t-Urg from North Dakota. Is more than a l glalator. Ha It the largest Individ ual wheat grower In the t'nlted States, saya the Washington Times. He was a farmer before he became a states man and he has remained farmer since he entered public life. The North Dakota representative sows from 7,000 to S.000 acres of wheat each yesr. There may be a few corporations or co-partnerships, which raise that much each season, but no other Individual In the country does It. As a result of this big scale farming, the westerner has become a rich man. The easiest way In the world to start an argument with . Congressman Gronna Is to buggest merely suggest that Canad ian wheat is better than the American variety. Mr. Gronna Is the author of the Gronna bill providing for th federal Inspection of gram. Ho believes this measure will help the grain grower. He Is not con cerned with Its effect upon the gialn ex porter. His business Is growing wheat, not selling It abroad. When Ty Cobb, Detroit's famous right fielder, who can pick a ball further out of the firmament than most any other man who holds that position, came into the senate lobby on day laat week, h filled very plats. To th senatorial fans he.wss th whole diamond, and h was almost literally ran over by the grav snd reverend maker of th law. Sherman, wno umpire at the cenate rostrum, gripped tht base ball man by the hand In a way to mak Cobb feel that when he got his hand upon a situation he held It w(th a grasp of steel. By the time the coat room fans had all collected about th star he was loaded with cigars from his cap to his boots, while his smile radiated Ilk on of those caricature mirror reflections. The railroad bill, th tariff commission, appropriation and other Incidental matters beat time whll Cobb told of how he had mugged a ball that happened to meander in his direction. Ilka a chronic rheumatic taking a sun bath, and bow ht followed up th performance by taking out ot th path of a swallow another sphere that the bird evidently thought was a down shoot of Halley's comet. All this was exceedingly edifying, and when the sergeant-at-arms cam Into the lobby and screamed. "Play ball!" Sherman gripped the official's mace for a bat and Baoon squared himself to take It hot from home, while th other senatorial enraptured listeners of Cobb be. gan to root at imaginary bases. At this Juncture Ty wiggled out from the group, tapping his headpiece and muttering something about "Jolly bugs. "l The Increasing scarcity and value of wood In this country has driven the farmer and others to th us of concrt for fence posts. It appears from a report upon th subject recently Issued by th Department of Agriculture, that th Initial cost of fence posts of this material, la not much greater than wood, and that their durability counterbalances this Initial cost. The report gives th most approved meth ods ot making concrete posts. Th best material la described, the form of molds to be used and how to construct them. A por tion of th report Is devoted to a discussion of th advantages ot th concrete post over that of wood. PERSONAL NOTES. Institution of a boycott by San Francisco Chinese may be f . small commercial effect, but it shows that th time for kicking a Chines without exciting resentment has passed. The mayor of New York has approved the bill granting a two weeks' vacation to all city employes. Those who have been tak ing a month or mors will feel this .legal pinch keenly. Martin Andreas of Milwaukee recently completed a twenty-four-hour session at skat, had held on grand ouvert with four Jacks, equalled his own best long distance record and went on playing with eighteen men working In relays. It Is announced that William - Cooper Proctor of Cincinnati, O., has given a large sum of money to th Horn for th Blind at Clovernook, O. An additional houne will be erected with th money. The Clovernook building is th old horn ot Alice and Phoebe Carry. It is said the gift will exceed ttt.OOO. Countess Anna Maria Helena d Noallles, a member of on ot th historlo families of Franc, made a curious will which has lately been proved. She left hr estate at Meads, Eastbourne, England, to found "St. Mary's Orphonag," laying down the fol lowing rule for the eduoatlon of the girls: No competitive examinations, no study before breakfast, no study after S p. m., all lessons to be learned In the morning, no girl to work more than four snd- a half hours dally. who sell things wisuom inu utanuy, oy nil naDii 01 alienee? No. the Dutchman Is th emblem ,ne wori,i 0ver. for stupidity. The larg Institution neeuUi advertising. " " tll ln " " frther growth without Impairing its usefulness, Tnie, tlmM . WMk j, ot too often to Insert your advertisement. Frequent r PtlKn, as has been brought out pre viously, makes results certain, start out with th Idea that you will have to water the plant regularly, this and next year, too. erowth and progresa are a neoesaity to your Institution, advertising is a necessity, ot ft luxury Th small Institution, unquestionably, needs advertising, because advertising is a thing which can be a factor in helping it frov and make Droarass. The most serious ebstaci agalnat ed verttslng Is that th management ot most v.rti.mgTnu ln tn. donation accoust-becaus they haven't sufficient gray matter to mak it tfJfi'JJ lt p.y. a department stor to advertls. A bank can no mor afford not to advertise, than a oPrtr.ent ,tr What It cannot affosd 10 d0- ,0 mtk n0 appropriation for advertising. To mak no advertising ap- proprlatlon la th sam as not watering . pant afttr it naa gotten Its roots In th. .oli ,nA . ieav Its chance of growth to iuch ralna al beneficence of Providence " "-"" t to ak, fur that your nllltutlon arow, advertise it. Don't leav th growth of a bank to luck. BREEZY TRIFLES. "Is he a Christian Scientist?" "What's their belief?" "They don't believe In pain." "I guess he ain't, but he's near It. H' don't believe In psyln'; he' owed me tl for ten year. Houston Tost. "Better go In to your perch," growle th old rooster; "It's time to retire." "in a minute." chuckled the old hen. "There's one corner of this garden 1 havon'l scratched up yet." Chicago Post. "I wonder what th teacher siMMt about the singing of my two daughters?" "What did he sav?" "He said that Mamie's voice ws good but Maud's was better till." Cleveland Leader. Llltl Msbel (proudly)-W bv a ne baby at our house. Neighbor A new baby! Where did o get It? . Msbel Well, we used to tske 'em front Dr. Brown, but we got this one frortl Dr. Peters. Boston Transcript. "What the ancient ages ml need bf tht luxuries and enjoyments of this." "That's a fsct. Think of those ancient Romans, who got such tun nut of the glad iatorial combat would have enjoyed mob bluer an umplr!" Baltimore American. "I wonder where voting Riffloe got his remarkable energy and endurance In hi foot ball rushes? Hla father was nothing of an athlete." "No, but his mother was alavs the flrat In a marked-down bargain sale counter crush." Baltimore American. "Did you ever wast a whol evening" asked Genevieve. - "Yes," replied Mabel. ."Once, at a psrty, t did my best to be nice to a handannia man I was Introduced lo, and didn't dis cover until tho party broke up that h was ruarrltd." Detroit Fre 1'rcas. Throgglns Among th graduates the uni versities are going tn turn out this year I notice there Is a chap six feci six Inch tall. 1 Mugglesdorf Yes: he expects to go. I undtrstand, Into what they call the uni versity extension department. Chicago Tribune, i Judge You are "privileged to challenge any member of the Jury now being Im paneled. "Well, then yer honor. Ol'll folght the shraall mon wij wan eye, in the corner, there fernlst yes." Metropolitan Magaslne. He I hear they have a motor hearse In Berlin. She I suppose people are dying to ride in It. Boston Transcript. ;. "Did you find that local atmosphere you were looking for?" "It found me," responded the novelist. "I got mixed up with a cyclone before I had been fooling around two days." Louisvlll Courier-Journal. . MAUD MULLER IN 19 1 0. Puck's Patent WhitUer. The Judge waa out In hi new machine, A nifty, Imported limousine. He honked his honker In th shade Of tho apple-tree, to call tho maid. And asked for water from th spring cool hi motor sputtertru She stooped where th cool spring bubbled up, And filled, twelv times, a big tin eup. And blushed, a At her shoes, gown. she gave It, looking down II mud, and her tattered " 'Blldgedt" said the Judge, "and all that rot. Jove! tut the beastly thing was hot." . H spok of the clutch and 6ower and gear. Of motor and shaft, while Maud gav ear; Then h talked of tires, and wondered whether That patched hind-tub ' would hold to gether, And Maud forgot her spattetfcd gown And spring-drenched ankles, muddy brown, And listened, whll a dased surprise Looked from her don't know color eyes. At last,. Ilk one who .tor delay, . ,, Seeks vain excuse, .he chugged away."' Maud Mutter 'dodged and sighed; "O, Ge! That I tii Judge's brld might b!'" Musicians View Exhibit Pianos Teacher and Pupil alike Enthusi Over the "Blue Ribbon" Instruments on Sale at The Bennett Co. The more adept the player, th quicker the recognition of really hlgb class pianos. , The knowing ones; professional in structors and advanced players who an far beyond the rudimentary stsgee have fairly besieged The Bennett Co't plano dep't since this reliable concer has announced a special exhibit an,! selling of the finer pianos exhibited al the recent Piano Dealers Convention at Richmond, Va. It doesn't take long for the artist' eye and ear to assimilate the grace ol outline and superb tone of such re nowned pianos as the Chlckering & Sons; the Lindemann; the Kroegcr, etc., particularly when such Instru ments have been especially made up for exhibition purposes. Then tob, the Kurtzman piano, al. ways admired at The Bennett Co.'i dep't, and the Kohler t Campbell and Packard pianos especially chosen at the Richmond Convention, are also greatly Interesting the Omaha musical populace. ' The Auto Piano, shown at Bennett's exclusively, Is ot course always , a cause for admiration and wonderment o professional and private musi cians alike. While a great many of the first lot of instruments purchased by The Ben nett Co. from the exhibitors at Rich mond have been sold,- a second, and larger shipment has arrived to gladden the eyes of later visitors. The Bennett Co., buying these pianos considerably below their actual worth, are quoting correspondingly reduced Vri-es at retail and the fact that one Is able to purchase an "Exhibition" in strument at an even lower price than usual, will undoubtedly stir up rau-A additional piano business for this de partment of the Bennett Co s establish ment. Wonderful exhibition of Oriental and Domes tic Rugs, Interior Fur nishings, etc. Special display this week. Sec the Rug Loom. Sat urfey June 4s last day. Milffr Stewait & Deaton.