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The umaha Daily Uee
Kntered at Omaha postoffice at seoond
class matter.
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
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.
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.
Communications relating to news and
editorial matter should be addressed:
Omaha Bee, Editorial Department.
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,
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
10 43,680
11 43,870
13 43,800
13 43,039
14 43,880
15 41,600
16 43,110
Returned cor lea ,
4 .41 AM
4teaees V0WV 1
i9 43,660
20 43,000
t 43,000
- 41i450i I
27 ;
.43,370 1
Net total 1,316,338
Dally average 48,388
George b. tzbchuck.
Subscribed in my presence and a worn to
before me this 81st day of May, 1910.
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
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
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-
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
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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. ( ,
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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? '
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.
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
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
And yet, how are the democrats
p, miiliA A n v tmnrnvmenf?
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
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,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
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nave to voie tor ur against postal sav
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
is satisfied, advertising is a useless
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
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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
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
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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
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.
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
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
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.
"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
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
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. .
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
And filled, twelv times, a big tin eup.
And blushed, a
At her shoes,
she gave It, looking down
II mud, and her tattered
" 'Blldgedt" said the Judge, "and all that
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
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,
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.

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