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December 27, 1000
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
If MO 111
Death of the Hay-Paunce-fote
JOHN EuLL KNOCKED OUT.
Ecst Thing the Senate Has Done j
la Many Years.
GOOD COiriS CUT GF 5AZAEETH.
rriMfli.aU Reaahllraa Haa at j
i-mmt Bt. ri 10 sp-.!t m Word ! taTe a Ending army of 100,000 men,
r.r ,h. Fe.pie-nr Ft lfcnl Captain Polk of Company I. Forty-
. : third infantry, says peace will not be
Trttli Sf tlr4 Mark Ilanaa ... . . . .... . .
i etiablished for 20 years. What has
riaiir c ..tr.ici, - phiii.piae J ltecotn( of General Otis, our late vice-
Wa I. a. I- 0er-3Jal j roy ,n AMa? jje en$ed tne Philippine
llarriaa fa FtaUaias lioh with th J war at least a sco re of times. .Lord
Aiaiaitraiiaav Vaiar f Expert. I Itoherts ended the Boer war and is
are la Caaarreaa A Colossal Call.
Gloria la -ice!iI That is the pro
K&Ciih. Ilaj-Pauncrfutf trraty. The
trfetj uii-I-r that name had Veen rati- '
t-1 by tt wnate. but the clauses
wLrrda everything trat surrendered
to iir. BcIL wL rst name la John,
have hrn kDocifi out of ttst ducu-ri-tt
by tL- g-auiii Au-rk-ans in the
bn of tte it-niK-rlpt fathers. No act
l-rfo.ru.-1 hj tf. M-catv in a quarter
f a r-nturj will I- hailed wltlj such
uuivTal dHljtl Ly the great body of j
our j- M.-. j
A vat rxsjorlty of Auierians dc-sire
ma ithu.ian f a nat and projMjfe to Lave
it. l-ut tLy SiiUii-1 that it -LaIl l-e an
,r..ru au canal. crn-triKt-l iy Amer
Sa by Ar.n-ii-a. rontrolled by
An.-r; a. fe3
by America. They
dat cj.t- l.aut-e what John Bull
or auyliy elM- th:nk atout It. He
tiay k all th wry faces he pleases
at 1 sr'U I to Li heart" content, but
we will !mM tLe canal, we will own
1L- canal. w. wSil co ntrol the canal, we
will f5rf-iid the canal. That's flat, and
at tail a fiood Word.
Si-me 1;. i year age the question
if .!. "i'&n any god thing come
out cf Nerareth I 'or many years
tr.stiy p3tritic i-j!.? have wondered
if a IVnu.ylva&ia Itf-publican ftates
u.an or w jsjer would ever utter a
wrd in f-atw of tt. great body of the
ij,ie. .t Lt that word has come,
and. t. do jutc to a much abused
man. I tti.i l.aj ;.y to state that this
I8trS-tSc w,rd i found ia the editorial
rx-Iutrc 'f it.'- Philadelphia North
American, nil to lw owned and con
trolled by Hon. John Wanamaker, once
I--t:al-r general of the United
Ftate. rnd-r the caption of The
llnlr i;:a Trut' Brother Wana
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ttraardr For Tracts.
When I read tLat. I Lad to rub cay
eT- nt.d pint h t.. If to M-e if I was
ee. akf. fr a r.riy a May. lKr.. in a
hP---h si the gr-at aI!f!trJt banquet
lu M- !-:. 1 ena:iciat.! c-arly the
ti..-cffr.e LiutcJ at in thv foregoing
Wsiisu-aker x!Itorlal Uiiely. that the
r-u.--Jy fx.r trut i to place erery
t!.r -r t-.aJ-. ow r Landl-1 and sold
by theui a! c!'.3t !y on the free list.
l'i r that :-- h I was d-nounctd by
V.zh fr.te tiv- organ &g an Idiot.
Ltare. tra'.t -r. !-Trt-.-.j., etc. Now
:r. Mr. Wsuaiuaker. Ag chief
auion j i:-j cLli' a us. ar.d practically ad
voite the !-! plan, talllei was
T..rr-t Ln he d- !arel that the world
mote. But I rkuly object to The
North Americai lhii: from me the
Lofur f -inaujrurathi a movement
lr lee:tiji,ate tariff reform and be
rtowics it cjcn the Philadelphia Paint
The Paint club, for one. has a just
grierar.c-. quoth the Wanamaker or -
Iran, -and tL-re are a &core of other
Lkej of trade that are h-Id In the clutch
of trj. n. -;:!- l!ke the glas trust."
Now. if that be tru and it undoubted-
ly ! true what becomes of Senator
HicTit't campaign declaration that
th re are no tnMr
I wlb to call attention particularly
to this declaration In the foregoing ed
itor lal: Th Republican party cannot
go on abutting it eye to the exs rtlons
cf the protected trust and Lope to ts-
cap th Just penalty of Iocs of public
confidence." Ah, Brother Wan a mak
er, do not put your faith in princes or
Republicans! That Is precisely what
the Republican party will do go on
hutting Its eyes to the exactions of
protected trusts until a long suffering
and greatly outraged public casts It In
to that outer darkness where there are
wailing, weeping and gnash'ng of
teeth. The plate glass trust Is not one
wLit worse than 50 other trusts which
are fattening upon the public. The
worm will turn at last, so we are told,
and so will the trust ridden American
people if they have left even a particle
f the spirit of 177a
And the Philippine War la Over.
Considering the fact that an anxious
world has been Informed repeatedly
that the war in the Philippines and
the war in South Africa were both
ended, strange things are happening.
General MacArthur is calling for more
iroops, me nouse flas jusi TOiea 10
proceeding to England to receive a tri
umph and a dukedom, with a $500,000
but while be is yet upon the high seas
a bullheaded fighter named General
De Wet gives the English an awful '
whallnjr. capturing COO of the flower of ;
their army, conclusive proof, I suppose, j
that the cruel war Is over. In the 1
meantime Lord Kitchener is doing his j
bet to go down In history with Nero, j
Caligula and Alva. He is committing
atrocities at which the world grows
pale, but both wars are over!
Mast Suppress Harrison.
Most assuredly our Republican In
cense swingers will have to take strin
gent measures to suppress one Benja
min Harrison, at one time a brigadier
general in the Union army, later a sen
ator of tbe United States and more re
cently Republican president of the
United States. The way he is cavort
ing around must cause the cold chills
to chase each other up and down the
spinal column of each and every mem-;
ber of the present administration from :
president to cuspidor cleaner. He is a ;
regular bull in the Republican china j
j shop and is likely to smash the crock- i
! ery. Like Collins ram, he Is a man of
' his own head. That Ann Arbor speech
of his was truly awful! It is terrible
to think of him, whom they dare not
denominate a Traitor with a big, big T, j
declaring against that sacred institu- :
tion. the Porto Rican tariff, and Insinu
ating that tbe administration's policy
In the Philippines Is wrong! What are
we coming to, anyway, when men are
permitted to gabble In this sacrilegious
manner? We must enact a law punish
ing men for leze majesty. Nothing
else will do. ?
j father of the House.
One thing the eastern people under
stand to perfection, and that is the
good that comes to them of keeping
j tried and trained men in congress. The
representative oldest not In years, but
Jn point of service. Is called "the father
of the house." In his remarks on the
life and character of the late General
Harmer of Philadelphia Amos J. Cum
"In bis congressional career he sat
under the rulings of nine speakers and
saw eight presidents inaugurated. It
was probably the proudest moment of i
bis life when, as father of the house,
he administered the oath to the pres- !
ent occupant of the chair. It was his
last public duty, performed while
lauding on the briuk of the grave.
It was a striking exhibition of Phila
delphia's appreciation of the services
of ber congressional delegation. Three
times In succession had she supplied
congress with a father of the house.
Talented William D. Kelley had been
succeeded by cheery and lovable
Charles O'Neill, who in his turn had
given place to his estimable colleague,
Alfred C. Harmer, and now Harmer
In his turn has departed, leaving the
mantle with another colleague, who
has served -2 years without a break."
General Charles Henry Grosvenor of
1 Ohio, himself a veteran congressman,
In commenting on that statement of
"In this connection I wish to deflect
a moment from discussing the charac
ter of the deceased to speak of the
wonderful effect that the policy of the
people of Philadelphia has had upon
their own Interests and upon the inter
ests of the country. The policy of
sending men to congress for long suc
cessive terms of service has been ad
hered to with greater tenacity In the
city and county of Philadelphia than
In any other locality In the United
"I do not suppose that it will be
claimed that all of the men who have
represented Philadelphia here during
the period covering the service of many
of us were originally men of the great
est ability, although some of them
were men of distinguished character
, when they came here, and all of them
have become men of distinguished abil
ity and character while here, so that it
has come to be a fact that there Is no
city In the United States that has Im
pressed Its own views and Interests
one-half so much upon tbe legislation
of congress as has the city of Phlladel-
phla. I do not know what Is the occult
method by which the people there ag
1 rertaln In the first place the possible
capacity of the men they select. But
within my knowledge none of these
; men has failed, and It Is a remarkable
history, given by the gentleman from
t New York, that in these successive
; representatives Philadelphia has had
j the honor to have upon the floor of this
bouse that personage distinguished by
the. friendly but Important and conspic
uous name of 'father of the house. "
General Grosvenor's remarks cannot
be attributed to a desire to stay in con-
gress himself, as It Is understood that
he will voluntarily Tetlre before many ;
., General Harry Bingham, also of Phil- !
adelphla, is now "the father of the
Enter Sir, McDermott.
I hereby chronicle the appearance In
congress of a strong young Democrat,
Mr. McDermott of New Jersey, suc
cessor to Judge Daly, lately gone to
Join the great majority. McDermott
had not been In the house a week till
he won his spurs in debate on the army
bill, was instantly recognized as a
strong man and was most heartily ap
plauded and welcomed by his Demo
cratic colleagues. He is a large, hand
some man, evidently knows what he
wants to say and how to say it, as wit
ness the following clear, terse and for
cible passage from his five minutes
"But this proposition of reorganizing
the army of the United States finds its
base and support when presented to
the people of this country upon the
ground that we must of necessity pro
tect our possessions In Asia. Having
grown from being the United States of
America to be the United States of
America and Asia, popular glamour,
created by words of war, by reference
to armed troops and generals and cap
tains and lieutenants and the rank and
file, that glamour may for the moment
deceive the public so that a temporary
applause will be given to the passage
of this bill. But, Mr. Chairman, this
bill does not mean the mere suppres
sion of riots in the Philippines. It
means the undemocratic and un-American
creation of a standing army for all
time. If your excuse is the existing
condition in the Philippine 1 Islands,
then limit your bill to an army of 100,
000 men for two years. If you cannot
suppress the Insurrection in the Philip
pine Islands within those two years,
then it will be proper policy for the
United States of America to do what
Spain did after she had held those is
lands for three centuries to find some
other nation that wants to buy a gold
brick in Asia and sell those islands to
"That excuse, Mr. Chairman, is the
only one that has been given to the
people for the creation of an army that
is 25,000 greater in number than the
troops called for by President Lincoln
In 1861. There is no necessity for such
an army. If there Is a temporary ne
cessity, let there be a limitation. If in
two years 100,000 men cannot quell a
riot in islands populated by 9,000.000
of Malay Indians and Chinese popu
lated by 9,000,000 of people, only 5,000
of whom are of Castilian blood and
pure whites If you cannot make Amer
ican citizens of those people in two
years, you cannot do it at all."
There Is a great deal comprised in
those two paragraphs. It is the earnest
of greater things to come. I predict
for Brother McDermott a splendid ca
reer in the house. New Jersey is natu
rally Democratic, and such Inen as Mc
Dermott will do much to swing her
back into the Democratic column, a
consummation devoutly to be wished.
The gall of the Philadelphia Press is
colossal and sublime. It undertakes to
lecture the south in general and the At
lanta Constitution in particular about
the suppression of the negro vote. In
any Philadelphia paper such a per
formance is enough to make a person
doubt the evidence of his own senses,
for it is a notorious fact established by
a cloud of witnesses that nowhere in
America are elections so corrupt as in
Experience is a hard school, but one
picks up much information therein.
Hon. Henry C. Smith of Michigan
knows a good deal more than he did.
Of course he is a Republican. Person
ally Henry C. is all right. During the
debate on the bill to reduce the war
taxes Henry C. offered the following
Strike out in line 17, page 15, all after the word
"freight" to and including line IS on page 16
and insert in lieu thereof the following:
Express and Freight. It shall be the duty of
every railroad or steamboat company, carrier, ex
press company or corporation or person whose oc
cupation is to act as such to make within the
first 15 days of each month a sworn statement to
the collector of internal revenue in each of their
respective districts stating the number of ship
ments received for carriage and transportation,
whether in bulk or in boxes, bales, packages,
bundles or not so inclosed or included for whicb.
any charge whatsoever has been made, and for
each of such shipments received for carriage and
transportation the said railroad or steamboat com
pany, carrier, express company or corporation or
person whose occupation it is to act as such shall
pay a tax of 1 cent; provided that but one pay
ment of said tax shall be required on bundles or
j packages of newspapers when inclosed in one gen
eral ounaie at ine time of shipment.
On a viva voce vote in committee of
the whole Mr. Smith's amendment car
ried by a narrow margin, nearly all the
Democrats and Populists voting for It,
re-enforced by a small contingent of
Republicans, but when Hon. Sereno E.
Payne, chairman of the great commit
tee on ways and means and ex officio
! floor leader of the majority, called for
a separate vote on Brer Smith's amend
ment and a roll call was had upon it
enough Republicans were whipped
j back into line to defeat it. Mr. Payne
! smiles a good deal, but it is becoming
more and more apparent that he swings
: the party cat o' nine tails with great
Congress has gone home for Christ
mas i. e., that portion of congress
i which lives close enough to Washing
ton. The house cut out a great deal of
i work for the senate before the holi
days. Everybody, even the grave and
reverend statesman, enjoys Christmas.
Not In Him.
Fhotographer Now, then, be perfect
ly natural. Look pleasant!
Krusty Say, are you poking fun
me?, I can't do both. Philadelphl
Will Not Contest
A meeting was held last Saturday in
St. Paul of the democratic state cen
tral committee, at which it was re
solved not to make a contest.
Ever since the November election
developed such a close race for tho
office between Governor Lind and his
republican opponent, S. R. Van Sant,
there has been a pronounced sentiment
among democrats throughout the state
that a recount should be demanded.
Incidentally there was some discus
sion of tho recently published views
of former President Grover Cleveland
in regard to the causes leading to dem
ocracy's defeat in the campaigns of
1896 and 1900. Chairman L. A. Rosing
stated that he was disposed to take
ssue with the ex-president on the
point. Said he:
"In my opinion the silver issue and
democracy's alliance with the pbpv.l-
sts had little if anything to do with
our defeat. The people simply com
pared present conditions with those
which existed during the latter part
of President Cleveland's term and
drew their own conclusions."
To Cure Cold In one Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab-
ets. All druggists refund .he money
f It falls to cure. E. W. Grove's sig
nature is on each box. 25c.
Must Have Soldiers
The McKinley administration has
one story to tell to the people and an
other to the committees of the house
and senate. At the last meeting of the
senate committee on military affairs,
Secretary Root made a strong presen
tation of the necessity for immediate
egislation for the relief of the army.
He stated broadly that if congress did
not at once increase the army In sub
stantial accordance with the recom
mendations of the war department the
United States would be obliged b
abandon a large portion of the Phil-
Every officer in the Philippines has
said time and again that it will take
100,000 soldiers to hold the islands
That is what Lawton said and what
they all say. The talk McKinley gives
out about "pacification" he knows to
be false. It is so transparent and has
been repeated so often that it no long
er deceives any one. He probable is
so in the habit of lying that he can't
help )t. It has become a permanent
habit with him.
California Orchard to Trade
Two 20-acre orchards in Sacramento
Valley where no irrigation is needed,
clear and just - beginning to bear, to
trade for farm land in Nebraska. Real
bargain. Address Fruit Farm, Ne
braska Independent, Lincoln, Neb.
Evolution of a Snob
"What is your name, little boy?"
asked the teacher.
"Johnny Lemon," answered the boy.
And It was so recorded on the roll.
"What is your name?" the high
school teacher "inquired-
"John Dennis Lemon," replied the
big boy. -c
Which was duly entered.
"Your name, sir?" said the college
"J. Dennison Lemon, responded the
young man who was about to enroll
himself as a student.
Inscribed in accordance therewith.
"May I ask your name?" queried the
society editor of the Daily Bread.
"Jean D'Ennice Le Mon, replied the
swell personage in the opera box.
And it was duly jotted down.
, Chicago Tribune.
''Open Letter to Rosewater"
Mr. Rosewater Dear Sir: As a
reader of the Bee and for the good
name of Nebraska, I ask why it is you
haven't a word of praise for Governor
Poynter for rsfusing to pardon Bart
ley for $35,000? Can it be true as
charged that you were offered a largo
sum to keep mum about Bartley's par
don? If this charge is true, you are a
pretty one for senator! Shame on you.
Why not send Poynter to the senate
and let Mr. Dietrich have a chance to
nardon Bartley? Poynter is a credit
to Nebraska and can be trusted. I
have voted four times in my life for
McKinley and have been a republican
Tirarlv all mv life or until I saw the
tendency of latter day unprogressive,
anti-Lincoln republicanism. I am for
Poynter for senator.
K. JttUWLAjNJJ. .
Cities and Saloons
San Francisco is the most"salooned"
of all the large cities of the United
States One licensed saloon to every
114 inhabitants is the record of the
Golden Gate City.
Milwaukee, not unnaturally, is close
behind with one to every 163 of the
population. New York is comparative
ly moderate with one, saloon to every
317 persons. Some ratios or mnaDi
tants to each ' thirst parlor" arc: Chi
caeo 262, Ph.aipnia 757, St. Louis
279 Boston 702, Baltimore 256, Cleve
land 202, Buffalo 234, Cincinnati 188.
Pittsburg 620, New Orleans 209, De
troit 31S, Wasnington 543
HALF RATES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
VIA THE MISSOURI PACIFIC.
On December 23, 24, 25, 31 and Jan
uary 1 the Missouri Pacific will sell
tickets to all points within 200 miles
at one fare for the round trip, good
until January 2, 1901.
Through passenger trains leave Lin
coln daily at 9:15 a. m. and 10:05 p.
m. from new depot, cor. 9th and S sts
For further information call at city
ticket oflice, 1039 O st.
F. D. CORNELL, P. & T. A.
Why send your mail orders to the
eart any pay local freight for several
hundred miles when you can buy bet
ter goods for less money of tho
Farmers' Sjpply House in this city
and save all freight charges? Large.
catalogue tree. Write tor it.
The St. Josenh & Grand Island Rail
wav Co.. the Kansas Citv & Omaha
Railway Co., General Passenger Office,
St. Joseph, jvio., iMovemDer su, lauu.
There lived in Paris a rich old notary.
One day when an officious friend asked
him if he had made his will the old no
tary replied, with a singular smile, that
he would have time enough to nake it
after his death.
The friend recounted this conversation
to the notary's son. who did not seem to
be at all surprised at it.
"I am aware of it," said he. "It is a
point on which one cannot argue with
him. My dear father believes that he
has a secret by which he can bring him
self again to life. It is an illusion which
as always astonished me in a man of
such rare intelligence."
This answer very much astounded his
friend, and, curious to know what this
secret could be, he asked the notary's
son If he knew what It was.
"Perfectly well," replied he. "It is a
thing within the reach of the poorest
purse. This marvelous recipe is sold at
the corner of every street in Paris and
usually costs from 75 centimes to a franc.
My father learned it from a stranger, to
whom he had rendered an important
service an Italian count, a descendant,
perhaps of Cagliostro, and whom, it
seems to me, I can still see, with his tall
figure, his gray hair, his noble bearing,
his black eyes, which shone with a sur
prising fire, and his decorations. His only
payment was tbe revealing of this mys
tery, and my father felt quite contented
with this quittance."
The friend insisted no longer, and the
notary continued to live like a man who
felt himself stronger than the tomb.
Some time after this the old man ex
perienced one of those inexplicable sen
sations which, to certain powerful or
ganisations, are a presage of death. He
called his servant, an old Breton, who
had waited on him 40 years.
"Jean, said he. laying his hand on
the shoulder of his ancient servitor, "re
member well what I am going to say to
thee and swear to me to do what I am
going to ask of thee."
"I swear it!" said the Breton.
"If I should die suddenly, make me
take an ice as soon as it shall be evident
that I am dead."
The Breton, accustomed to passive
obedience, promised to do so without
making any observation.
From that day every evening during a
whole month the notary repeated his
commands to the old servant.
One morning the notary was stricken
with apoplexy. The physician declared
that every remedy was useless. The rat
tling in the old man's throat was perfect
ly frightful. His bloody eyes stared up
on the Breton with terrific fixity. For a
moment he raised himself on his elblow,
reached his hand toward the servant, and
said to him in a voice which seemed like
the last cry of the death agony:
"Remember!" And he fell back on the
pillow a lifeless mass.
It was known that the notary had
many arrangements to make; he had fre
quently stated his intention of leaving
legacies to a grandson whose mother was
dead and to several of the servants.
A profound silence reigned in the
chamber of death that terrible silence
which is interrupted only by sobs. Jean,
kneeling in a coi-ner, was praying with
that fervent ardor which the Breton
peasants drink in with their mother's
When he had done praying, he arose.
"Monsieur," said he to the son, "this is
The son looked at the servant as one
who does not comprehend.
"Yes, monsieur," continued Jean; "it is
perhaps a sacrilege, but I have swora I
The son suddenly remembered the be
lief which the old notary had entertained
since the visit of the Italian count.
"Thou art a brave and worthy serv
itor," said he to Jean. "But dost you be
lieve that what my father has demanded
of thee can possibly be any use?"
"I believe in God," replied the Breton.
If my action is criminal, I have prayed
that the fault may rest with me only. I
will do what I promised."
"Go, then," said the son.
Jean went out and soon returned.
bringing an ice upon a tray. He ap
proached the notary's bed and slipped a
spoonful of ice between his teeth. Jean
himself was as pale as the corpse of his
master. He continued his work, which
borrowed, from the end which he pro
posed to himself, a character of mystery,
solemnity and expectation.
Suddenly a shudder passed through the
frame of the notary. He opened his eyes
and sat up.
My father" cried the son, springing
toward the bed with open arms.
My son, I am dead, said the notary,
raising his cold and livid hand. "Trou
ble not this hour. Bring a notary. Go;
my second life will last but one hour."
The voice of the dead man had an ac
cent so clear and so firm, his glance was
so full of fire, his gesture so authorita
tive, that the son obeyed. A cold sweat
stood upon his brow.
"Jean." resumed the corpse of the no
tary, "thanks. Get ready quickly a ta
ble, pens and Ink; set a chair. Good."
The son entered, followed by a notary
who had been intimately acquainted with
the patriarch of the company.
' Make haste, my dear D 1" exclaim
ed the dead man. "I count the mo
ments." The notary took a seat, dipped his pea
in ink and commenced the preamble usu
al in acts of this kind.
When he had finished he raised hi3
"Very good," said the corpse. "Now
And with a voice clear and sonorous as
the sound of a light hammer striking on
a plate of steel, he dictated his last wish
es. His eyes shone like phosphorus, and
neither Jean nor his son could bear their
When he had finished, he took Jean
and his son by the hand, sighed deeply
and fell back heavily upon his bed.
His mouth was closed, and the blazing
luster of his eyeballs had disappeared
like the flare of a torch which had been
blown out. Two days after the old no
tary was interred. Exchange.
n Was It.
"Mandy." said Farmer Contossel as
he dropped a valise full of Rawdust on
the kitchen floor and placed a gold brick
on the shelf. "1 have jes made a discov
ery. Tain very important, bat it's in
terestin." "You don't say!"
"Yes. Ye know it's been said 'you kin
fool some of the public all the time "
"Well. I'm that part of the public"
which grasps one without warning,
the mucous membrane which lines
the entire body suddenly becomes
weakened in some spot and disease
is established. It may be of the
lungs, the head, throat, stomach,
bowels, or any other organ. Where
ever it is, and whatever it seems, it
all springs from the same cause
or inflammation of this delicate pink
The system is weakened in win
ter. The delicate lining is more
susceptible to irritation or inflamma
tion, and thus we have pneumonia,
grip, colds, coughs, fevers, etc., all
catarrhal conditions which may
easily be checked by one catarrh
That's the only way out of it.
You may dose forever you will
not be well until you try the true
cure ana tnat is re-ru-na. you
may think your trouble is some
other disease and not catarrh. Call
it what you will, one thing is sure,
your system is affected and must be
treated, and Pe-ru-na is the only
remedy which reaches the right
place and does cure.
Jls?3 You Deaf 9?
All caaes of DEATNESS or H ARD-HEARINQ
are now (TRABLE by onr nttvt tnrention ; only thosi bora
deaf are Incurable. HEAD NOISES C1USR IXIEDUTELT.
Inscribe your case. Examination and adrice free.
Von can jure yourself at home at a nominal cost.
International Aural Clinic. ilc'calciGa.
fc ' vv,M.1 1 "'-1
! reucn Urese gooos, eyeapreaei. u. v., taojecs ia examiaaiioe. joucsneiunuiafcQe vwxi, at Toiircipreai ouiob, a
f found perfectly satisfactory, exactly a represented, such a drees pattern aa you could not buy from your eto f
keener at home at lasa than S4.00. a class of sroods thatls
everyone the srreatest ralue ever shown in your section, then pay the express ae-ent OUR SPECIAL OFrE PRICE $ I. f I
and express charges. IThe express charges will average 86 to 60 cntsv laese jrooda vary from 38 to
iocnes m wldtn. II more man I yaias evre wsuiireu, jew winio seao. janu j. aa. -
stun flnrfliil sf AA nniflE for a fall dreaa pattern of T yarda is based on the actual cost of the
UUfl drCUIAla OlswO rliiWk t1relottouaataforcedcashBaleunderthehammer.oceanfreightto'
York, rail freight to Chicago, and but our one small percentage of profit added. We could sell tbe entire tot to a
wholesale dry goods house in Chicago today at a big profit, but we want to aire ear euatoaaers the ncaeBt '
tala purchase, give you tor ei.ve eucn a areaa paiwu
UKIILK IUUAIi lio.v'l VLLAi, isa't wan lewnie ror samples, ibo goous win go quicKiy. an
when they are gone there will be no more. UN IEKSTA.N1, yvu take no risk. It they don't suit you whet
examined at the express office, don't take them and don't pay a cent, but order at onee. If yon will state your age
and complexion, and allow us to select the coloring, we will give yoa the baadsotaeet aad most hemming thing we haw.
"ITE FOR f Ktt OR UDDOS eCAEIS K? fl
6A AlUUUt. Auuieaa, wejaa-wj - -
The University of Nebraska g
Is the leading institution of its kind in
the west. It offers complete and thor
ough courses in all branches of Music.
It has a corps of twenty instructors and
a fine building for its exclusive use,
and would ask you to send for catalogue.
DRS. fci. !I. AND J. 0 EVERETT, MANAGING PHYSICIANS
mw m. mmT
AT HALF PRICE
Tie Qumi" onlr a 17.1
Other rmngreit, atovea, furniture,
tic. HtuU T low from "Tha Hooa that
thai 4 . fi--arscT'T
Sara Vcm Mom?." Don't (all lo vt oar
oaj . auuc. trjtninf lor lb
,h bona iT lAi 'if t 'J ,
tathspwar. I rslStUll,
una. I V aea ourouiar aoa
rilE CO., : . KXirr
a, Neb. 'kL JKI,
SI BOTTLE BSM-C
Listerine . .19c
$1.00 S. Sa S
$1.00 Peruna .....69c
$1.00 Wine of Cardul .69c
25c Bromo Quinine...... i..l5c
50c Syrup of Figs .35c
50c St. Jacob's Oil .39c
25c Garfield Tea 19c
75c Hall's Catarrh Cure .59c
50c Birney's Catarrh Powder...... 39c
50c Stuart's Catarrh Cure . .39c
$1.00 Ayer's Hair Vigor ,.79c
50c Kid-ne-olds ;.39c
$1.00 Kilmer's Swamp Root. . . . . i .C9c
We are agents for Hurd's and Craln'a
fino stationery; Gunther's and Huy
ler's famous chocolates and bon
Funke Opera House. i
12th and O Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska .
Whiten the Teeth and
Sweeten the Breath
Try a Tooth Wash made by it
Lincoln Dentist Ask for a
Dp. F D. Sherwin,
Office hours 9 to IX & 1 to 5. Second Floor
Barr Block, Corner room.
LINCOLN - - NERBASKA
1516 O Street.
Largest and Best Low Priced
House in the city.
Rates, SI. 00 per Day and up. 1
Only four blocks from Capitol. Writ
for special monthly rates to members of
SEND NO MONEY
Until you hava ,en ahd latUd our watch.
W tell at Faetary Prtca at Uoa-Hair and
laa than what you hava to piy alaawhora.
Our watrhai are fittad with tha anaquallwt
lm. 1 1 Jeweled 6pelal Mailtod, or 7 )wl
rtaiihaat or aigia aovencat. known
. .. -"JiUl.aV
tho world over M tha ban, avl
WARRANTED 20 YEARS
Cite it huntinp.aolld gold pattern
angravinr, aztra 14 karat gold
plata, food anourh for a railroad
prealdant. Special Offer lor thm
aeit SO dayai Band y.mr ad drew
and wa will aend watch C. O. t
with prlvilega cf full axuain
tion. Call tn any ai( art au
found perfectly aattafartory a
tha best watch erer offered for
a prloe oar B5.75 and axorea ch-
aa, otherwise not one cent FREE
B2.00 ehala for nail 80 dava with avari
watch. State It Ladies or Gents watch It wanted. Write at onre aa ,
we may not advertise thit watch stthit prira again Cataloro f -ee.
Excelsior Watch Co 362 Central Bank Bldg., Chicago
DRESS GOODS OFFER.
Tor aM.98 we rnrnlah a full dreaa natter- of T rard 4
f araalne laaperted French Twe Tone JaoQiierd Ureaa Halting, a net 1
LOOlFreneh mercerlaed fabrio. mrulSLr t.00 value. . Ourforelm borer boaik v
11V pieeee or tneee arooae at a lorcea eaie unoer tne ummer, lor rt cut
elrerifreariaeniaaBfaelarer, fresh frost the French looms al about oae.hairiheaeal toasak-
THESE GOODS HAVE JUST BEEN LANDED
right from the fashion center of France, and we offer them in full areaa pattern
of 1 yarda at $ 1 .98a or In any quantity at 29 centa per yard. 6 per cent ! tha
dealer can buy in hundred piece lota. THESE GOODS ARE OOn WEIGHl
suitable for dresses f or youncr or old, and for all aeaaona; firmly woven, aruara
teed for eere-lee, woven with a handsome rained crepon effect, such fabrics t
will be shown bv ail fashionable citv stores the coming season at fancy price.
COLORINGS. w faraleh these geeds la all the very latest ahaoes aed eoaibla
iloaa. They tar.ude almost every shsda aad eoatblaalloa te become all eentplexiosis aad age
rlllR lilt LlfillCV fiCCCD Ontthlsad. out and send to us, give us i,
Willi sill rilUJIa.1 UrrCiia idea of coloring or combination of cokj
wanted, and we will aend you a biff full dreaa pattern of 7 yarda of this One, new stj
seldom found in country stores at any price, pronounced J
u ;uu coum uui uuj viavwurrv a ici lu.n ea.wA.
1 K 1 1 C Z at. tV. f Ifl- I.H I 01 A sTZfl
' ' - -w -w - j waivrrsaws
All for mi of baths Turkish, Russian, Ro
man, Electric with special attention to tha
application nf natural salt water baths, several
times stronger than sea water, Khimtoatisin,
bkin, Blood, Catarrh, Stomach, Nervous, and
Heart diseases; Liyer and Kidney troubles;
diseases of women and chronic ailments treated
successfully. A separate denartment, fitted
with a thoroughly aseotic ward and operating
rooms, offer special inducements to "urgicjil
cases, and all diseases peculiar to women.
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