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And It's Relation to
Our Shoe Department
Sometimes it strikes three sometimes
it strikes twenty-three sometimes it
strikes thirteen. To those who do not
understand it we will reveal the secret.
When it strikes three, it means that
someone has recently gotten No. 13 and
three is gone on the next thirteen. When
it strikes twenty-three it means that an
other No. 13 is gone and only two left
untill another No. 13 goes. And when
it strikes thirteen, it means that the
lucky one is just leaving our store with a
pair of shoes that did not cost a cent.
Try it once. School begins pretty soon
and you are going to buy shoes. Our
fall stock is now coming in and we can
can furnish you shoes" that will wear;
shoes that fit; shoes that are up-to-date
and shoes that have a reputation.
Mrs. Chas. Maguire and family were
compelled to hastily return to Gretna
today, Mrs. Maguire receiving infor
mation that her father who has been
seriously ill at that point for some time
had been taken much worse and her
presence was nceessay. The old gentle
man had been in poor health for some
time but had seemed to rally on the
oecasion of her last visit, and she was
hopeful for the outcome. His condit
ion now is a source of alarm to her.
Mrs. Frank Morgan, son Paul, and
mother Mrs. Swift, departed this noon
on the mail for Omaha, from which
point they will proceed to Hay Springs,
Neb. where they will be the guests of
Mrs. Morgen's sister for some two
, W. A. Laughlin and son, of Green
wood were visitors in the city for a few
hours, returning home on the fast mail
train. Mr. Laughlin is a son of O. W.
Laughlin, one of the democratic candi
dates for the house of representatives,
and is a sterling citizen of the west end.
Mrs. May Magowan and daughter are
expected in today for a visit of several
days with the family of V. D. Jones.
Mrs. Magowan is a sister of Mr. Jones
and reside 3 at Glendale, Calfornia.
Xo improvement of a house will
show up so well for so little money
as Wall Paper, and its so cheap.
Bring the size of your rooms and
we will gladly figure it outfor j-ou.
Over 240 styles of Wall Paper in
stock from 5c to Si. 00 per roll.
Come and look at them.
& SON r
Hilt Wescott is confined to his home
with a severe cold which he contracted
several days ago and which has steadily
grown worse untill he was compelled to
' remain at home and doctor it up.
Mrs. Louis Dose, accompanied 1 y
Misses Carrie and Minnie Kissling were
passengers this morning for Omaha fc
where thev will spend the day visiting
I "if e 1 -
Henry Zuckweiler and family came in
this morning on No. 6, after a visit of
several days duration with relatives and
friends at Lincoln.
Mrs. McCroskey is reported as being
seriously ill at the residence of her son-in-law,
John Liviningston, south of this
Cliff C. Wescott was among those
having business this afternoon at Omaha
being a passenger on the mail train.
Mrs. Chas. Creamer was a passenger
this noon for Omaha where she will be
the guest of f reinds for several days.
Mrs. E. D. Cummins is spending the
afternoon in Omaha having been a pas
senger on the mail train this noon.
R. B. Windham was among those who
boarded the fast mail this noon for the
SO SAYS TAFT OF BRYAN PLAN
TO GUARANTEE DEPOSITS.
DANGER OF LOSS GREATER
Democratic Nominee Given Ovation in
Salem, III., His Birthplace
Chairman Mack Confers
Hot Springs, Va., Aug. 27. "It puts
a premium on reckless banking and is
an Inducement to reckless banking."
Thus did Mr. Taft Wednesday after
noon, in response to a direct question,
state what, in his opinion, is the vital
objection to the proposed plan to guar
antee deposits in national banks.
"That is the fundamental objection,"
he said. "Relieved of the responsibil
ity to and the fear of depositors, the
tendency would be to induce exploita
tion, manipulation, and the use of assets-
of banks in a speculative way.
It would promote speculation at the
expense of his fellow bankers and
that ultimately means at the expense
of the depositors. Any proposition as
to the amount of the tax that should
be assessed, -as based on the present
rate of loss, is on an erroneous basis,
as the danger of loss of deposits is
increased vastly by the proposed sys
tem, so that the percentage of the tax
would have to be vastly increased."
Col. McAnerney for Taft.
Col. John McAnerney of New York,
formerly of Alabama and a colonel in
the confederate army, who was a
Democratic delegate-at-large from the
state of New Jersey in 188S, -gave out
an interview here declaring that in
the coming campaign he will support
Judge Taft, although he will not take
an active part in the campaign.
Congressman Slemp-and National
Committeeman Alvah H. Martin of
Virginia conferred with Judge Taft
about securing Republican speakers
to stump the state of Virginia. They
left for New York to further pursue
the matter with Gen. Du Pont, chair
man of the speakers' bureau of the
Republican national committee.
Bryan at His Birthplace.
Salem, 111., Aug. 27. Upon his arrival
here Wednesday for a brief visit to
the place of his birth, William J.
Bryan was accorded an ovation. Al
though the train pulled in at the early
hour of 6:30 almost the entire popula
tion of the city turned out to greet
him. At the depot he was met by
Mayor Vaters and a reception com
mittee of 200, over half of whom were
mounted. A brass band played "Home,
Sweet Home." During the parade
through the streets the sidewalks
from the station to the courthouse
were lined with people who cheered.
Speaks at Courthouse.
After the route of the parade had
been covered, Mr. Bryan was conveyed
to the home of some relatives, where
he took breakfast, and later held a re
ception. Preparations were made for
the presence of several thousand per
sons here Wednesday afternoon, when
Mr. Bryan spoke from the courthouse
steps. Special trains arrived from St.
Louis and nearby points in Indiana
bringing large numbers. Accompany
ing Mr.. Bryan here from Indianapolis
was Theodore A. Bell, who also made
an address. Mr. Eryan immediately
after speaking left for Topeka via
St. Louis and Kansas City.
Mack and Gompers Confer.
Washington, Aug. 27. Union la
bor's equation In the Democratic na
tional campaign and the plans that
have been formulated by officers of
the American Federation of Labor to
swing the labor vote to William J.
Bryan were subject matters of a
series of conferences "Wednesday night
between National Chairman Norman
E. Mack and Samuel Gompers, presi
dent of the American Federation of
Labor; Secretary Morrison of the
federation, and President McConnell
of the Machinists' union.
Chairman Mack announced before
his departure for New York at mid
night that he had approved the plans
devised by Mr. Gompers and his as
sociates to aid in Mr. Bryan's election
and that within a few days he would
annonnce the chairmen of the various
labor bureaus which will be estab
lished in several of the large cities
and conducted under the general di
rection of the national committee and
the American Federation of Labor.
During the evening Mr. Mack talked
over the long-distance telephone with
National Committeeman McGraw at
Grafton, W. Va., and Congressman
Talbot of Maryland. The situation in
Maryland and West Virginia, Mr.
Mack said was highly satisfactory.
Socialist Answers Bryan.
New York, Aug. 27. John Fpargo,
the Socialist leader and author, has
sent to William Jennings Bryan a long
letter in which he answers the appeal
made by the latter at Indianapolis
for Socialist votes.
He says it was bold bid for "Social
ist support which the Democratic pres
idential candidate made in his In
dianapolis speech, and he calls it
apathetic and futile appeal.
He tells Mr. Bryan that "Democrat
ic judges have been just as ready to
serve injunctions, and Democratic
employers to seek them, as Republic
ans," and argues that the labor p'.ank
in the Democratic platform of 1S96
was far more progressive than that
in present platform. "There is no
place in the Democratic party," con
cluded the letter, "for men who are
looking and hoping for better and
juster social conditions."
EULOGIES FARMER'S WIFE
EARNEST SPEECH BY PRESIDENT
. AT JORDAN VI LLE.
Mr. Rccseveit and Other Distinguished
Persons like Psrt in Dedica
tion cf Library.
Jordanville, N. Y., Aug. 27. With a
ceremony in which the president of
the United Stales took a prominent
part, the Jordanville public library
was presented to the people of this
community Wednesday, the donors be
ing Douglas Robinson of Mohawk und
New York, Mrs. Robinson and Harriet
D. Wolryehe "Whitmoie, Mr. Robin
son's sister, who had erected it iu
memory of Mr. Robinson's lather and
mother, Douglas and Fannie Robin
son. President Roosevelt, personally in
terested in the dedication, bis sister,
Mrs. Douglas Robinson, being one of
the donors, honored the occasion with
his presence and although he had
originally contemplated talking but
brielly, pleased his audience of inter
ested townspeople-and dwellers in the
near by countryside by making an ad
dress of some leng;h. . The president
in his spevch touched upon a topic
near to the hearts of those whom he
was addressing aud followed up his
recent writings on the same subject
by eulogizing the farmer's wife and
advocating the uplifting of the farmer
and his family. He also spoke along
more general lines of social and
economic problems, in a striking
clause declaring himself willing to
take any necessary step in carrying
out the desires of the people for the
stoppage of practices that were im
periling the national well-being.
This little village was thoroughly
awake to the importance of the occa
sion, which was given an added touch
of distinction by the presence of Secre
tary of State Elihu Root, and James
S. Sherman, Republican vice-presidential
candidate. The assemblage of
more than a thousand people, who
crowded about the front of the pretty
little library building, gave a rousing
welcome to the president and the
other distinguished guests, among
whom were Mrs. Roosevelt and Ethel
and Kermit Roosevelt.
Secretary Root made a brief speech
and was followed by Mr. Sherman.
Many of those present then went to
Henderson house where a reception
was held for the president and Mrs.
Roosevelt. The president and his
party, alter dinner at Mr. Robinson's,
drove to Richfield Surings and board
ed their special train which left at
ten p. m. for Hoboken, N. J.
MADE BLIND BY HAZING.
Shocking Abuse of i?aval Apprentice
at a Training Station.
San Francisco, Aug. 27. The Bulle
tin prints a story of the hazing at the
naval training station at Yorba,
Buena island, of Earl Irey, a 21-year-old
apprentice on the training ship
Pensacola, which will probably result
in his loss of sight and in the court
martial of O. F. Guy and J. Valerous,
two ship mates. The hazing, it is
said, occurred August 10 and every ef
fort has been made to keep the inci
dent from becoming public.
According to the story, Irey was
caught by Guy and Valerous as he was
preparing to retire for the night, a
noose was fastened tightly around his
neck, the rope passed over a hook and
he was swung clear of the deck, re
maining suspended for five minutes.
He was found in this position by the
master-at-arms, his eyes bulging out
and his tongue swollen and black.
For days he lingered between life
and death and the doctors now say
that he has lost the sight of one eye
and probably of both. Irey will be sent
to his home in Oklahoma.
Results of Army Rifle Match.
Camp Perry, O., Aug. 27. The Uni
ted States infantry team won the na
tional trophy and the $300 offered by
congress by winning the United States
army rifle team match Wednesday.
The infantry's score was 3,224. The
second prize, the Hilton trophy and
$200 In cash, went to the navy team,
which scored 3,210. A score of 3,180,
made by the cavalry team, gave the
cavalry third place, the bronze trophy,
"the Soldier of Marathon," and $150
in cash. The marine corps was fourth
with 3,117, and won $100 in cash. Fifth
place and $75 in cash was won by the
Wisconsin team with a score of 3,073,
which also heads the National guard
Uncle Sam's Land Holdings.
Washington, Aug. 27. From re
ports recently received from the vari
ous local land offices in the public
land states, and including Alaska, the
general land office has compiled its an
nual statement showing the area of
the public domain remaining undis
posed of on July 1, 190S. From the
statement it appears that the govern
ment still has an area of 704,805.206
acres of surveyed and un surveyed
Editor Shoots Self by Acc'dent.
Stone Mountain, Ga., Aug. 27. J. J.
Chaffee. 2-j years eld, said to be an
associate editor of the Augusta (Ga.)
Herald, accidentally shot himself in
the abdomen while cn a Georgia rail
road train near here Thursday after
noon. He was taken oS the train here
for treatment. It is believed he is
Tcny Faster Is Dead.
Elmhurst, L. I.. Au?. 27. Antonio
(Tony) Taster, the theatrical manager,
died Wednesday night after an illness
of 'several weeks. He was 71 years
IOWA IN HARMONY
BIG CONFERENCE OF LEADERS IS
HELD AT DES MOINES.
END FACTIONAL STRIFE
Gov. Cummins Announces He Will
Call Special Session of the Legis
lature to Settle Senatorial
Des Moines. la., Aug. 26. Nearly a
thousand Republicans were In confer
ence here Tuesday in an effort to allay
the factional strife which has torn the
party during the past few years, and
which was believed by many to men
ace the success of the Republican
ticket in this state.
The feature of the occasion was
Gov. Cummins' announcement that
he had decided to call a special ses
sion of the legislature to dispose of
the senatorial matter, which since the
death of Senator Allison has threat
ened to renew the old fight. This
special session will be asked to amend
the state primary law to permit the
Republican voters to select the sena
torial successor at the regular elec
tion In November, instead of leaving it
to a legislative caucus.
In the conference opposition was
expressed to such a proceeding, but
Gov. Cummins' announcement settled
the matter and the decision was gen
erally accepted In good spirit, the un
derstanding being that the law would
be so amended that only Republican
voters could participate in the selec
tion of a Republican senatorial candi
date. All Anxious for Harmony.
Many of the leaders of the party
were present and most of the members
of the Iowa delegation In congress.
Senator Dolliver was one of the
speakers, declaring himself unequivo
cally for a harmony program. George
D. Perkins, editor of the Sioux City
Journal, a bitter opponent of Gov.
Cummins, and Maj. John F. Lacey
were also among the speakers declar
ing for harmony.
Gov. Cummins spoke at length, ex
plaining that his reason for asking
that the senatorial contest be submit
ted to a primary election was that It
would make possible the election of
all Republican legislative candidates
! and provide for an unbiased expres
I don of the voters on the matter,
i State Auditor Carroll, Repnublican
nominee for governor, also spoke, and
was loudly cheered.
Federal Place for Ellis.
Hot Springs, Va., Aug. 26. While
the- announcement cannot be definitely
made, Mr. Taft Tuesday gave It as his
belief that Wade II. Ellis, attorney
general of Ohio, will accept the posi
tion of assistant to the attorney gen
eral, to succeed Milton D. Purdy, who
has been promoted to a federal Judge
ship in Minnesota. This opinion was
expressed after a conference between
Mr. Ellis and Mr. Taft here. Mr. Ellis
preferred not to make a statement at
this time. He came here after a con
ference with Attorney General Bona
parte at Lenox, Mass., and said that
he had entirely recovered his health.
He was offered the position shortly
after the Chicago convention, and it
was stated at the time that his deci
sion in the matter would rest largely
on the condition of his health.
Good News from Northwest.
Senator P. J. McCumber of North
Dakota and James Kennedy, Republi
can national committeeman from that
state, were unannounced visitors. Mr.
Taft was made to know that North
Dakota wanted to be included in any
speech-making itinerary that might be
arranged for him. Speaking for his
own state, as well as Minnesota, Mon
tana and South Dakota, Mr. McCum
ber gave it as his prediction that very
littl?, if any, change would be found
in thf e!ctcial vote. It had been dem
onstrated, he said, that state issues
and local differences in the party on
their account had little if any effect
on the national situation.
Delaware Republicans Nominate.
Dover, Del., Aug. 2G. The Repub
llcans held their state convention here
Tuesday and rut up a full ticket
headed by Simeon S. Pcnnewell o!
Sussex for governor.
American Editors at Winnipeg.
Winnipeg. Man., Aug. -26. The Na
tional Editorial association of the Uni
ted States reached this city late Tues
day, being delayed several hours by a
SUMMER VACATION TOURS
TO THE PACIFI3 COAST:
Daily low round trip rates to
Portland, Seattle, Tacoma, San
Francisco, Ixs Angeles and San
Diego, Slightly higher to included
both California and Puget Sound.
One whole business day saved by
our new schedule to the Pacific
Daily Low excursion rates to Can
ada, Michigan, Minnesota, Wis
consin, Massachusetts and New
York tourist resorts; also low ex
cursion rates to tourist resorts in
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont.
TO COLORADO AND
Daily low rates to Colorado, Uthh,
Wyoming, Black 1 1 ills and Yellow
1,000 FAMILIES WANTED:
For newly irrigated lands in the
Big Horn Basin, Wyo. No cy
clones or Hoods. Water your land
as needed. Soil is rich. Timber
and coal plentiful. Price $40 to
$50 per acre. Personally con
ducted excursions first and third
Tuesdays of each month.
Write D. Clem Deaver, General
Agent, Landseekers' Information
Bureau, Omaha, for a new folder.
Write a brief description of vour
proposed trip, and let us advise
you how to make it the best way
at the least cost.
PICKETT, TICKET AGENT. PLATTSMOUTN, NEB.
I. W. WmtET. B. t. 1. Omihf. Nik.
C Golding, the proprietor of tl e
Variety store, is in Omaha this after
noon, looking after business. He is
glad to say that his brother, Daniel,
is again able to be about having entirij
ly recovered from his severe illness.
Joe Rawls came in Tuesday night fr m
Butte, Mont., for a brief visit with his
mother and relatives. lie is now em
ployed by the Chicago, Milwaukee and
St. Paul Ry. in their eonstruciion de
partment building the Pacific extensk n
of the line, and situated in Butte. He
is greatly enormored with the country,
it being a live hustling location. Work
on the extension has not been delayed
during the past winter and it is not ex
pected that this will be the case this
V. C. Ahlstrand acctmpauied by
Steward Randall, Ward Patton and
Clifford Cecil, departed for Omaha on
the early train. The boys are all mem
bers of Mr. Ahlstrand's Sunday school
class at the Methodist church and he is
taking them to the city for a day's out
ing. The reporter asked Steward Rand
all if the party intended to visit Lake
Manawa, and after considerable deliber
ation the young man answered in a
mysterious tone that "I don't know for
sure. Mr. Ahlstrand will decide that
after we get to Omaha." It is almost
safe to say that they will see Manawa
before they return and that their trip
will be a very pleasant one.
wishes to announce that he is, as
usual, on the alert for everything
that is new and nobby in the line
of Ladies' and Gents' Wearing
Appearal for Fall and Winter.
The Wooltex Garment
will he he bigger and Letter than
ever this year. :: ::
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