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D. CANON. Editor.
N. - - NEMASK4
FaUerton U extending its water work
U building a new school
Monroe ts making preparations to put
P lew depot.
Friend is trying to get a local tele
St. Paul Is to have a large cold stor
The old settlers of Cuming county
Will hold a picnic on August 23.
George Carmine. Jr., of Tecumseh fell
from a windmill and broke both arms.
An infant cyclone struck Sedlow and
demolished the Polish Catholic church.
"WUUani Turner of Lincoln "didn't
know it was loaded." Requiescat in
Ugh tning struck the residence of
George Bowhis of Scribner for the sec
ond time this year.
B. H. Carnott and Sam Fessner of
Worth Platte broke into a dry goods
tore and came to grief.
The rains of last week were quite gen
eral over the state, and as a result
craps are In fine condition.
Jawe Miller, who came to Edison re
cently, stole a horse and buggy and
I captured after a hot chase.
A couple of traveling photographers
swindled the people of Fremont and
vicinity out of about $200 last week.
TEDDY THE TERROR'S LATEST INSULT.
There Is a movement on foot to de
tach the three western ranges of Cherry
cownty and attach them to Sheridan
F. B. Wagus and W. W. Fitzgerald,
both of Fullerton, have been arrested
on a charge of stealing a carload of
Ignatzky, 10 years old, was
by a pasenger train on the Nor
folk branch of the Union Pacific at Co-
T. C Tagg's store at Waco was bro
ien into and robbed of about $50 in
Three men were arrested on bus-
ROOSEVELT. IN ONE OF HIS WILD SPEECHES. CHARACTERIZES ALL DEMOCRATS AS COWARDS.
NOTE THE FOUR MODEST MEN IN THE BACKGROUND. THEY DON'T BLOW ABOUT THEIR BRAVERY
AS ROOSEVELT DOES. BUT THEY DID REAL FIGHTING. WHICH HE DID NOT.
BRYAN Oil THE ISSUES
Mtm. Clayton Barber of Plattsmouth
took a disinfectant instead of the med
icine, nod is probably fatally ill as a
veaalt of the mistake.
W. J. Edwards of the Rumsey Mill
tns; company of Tecumseh was caught
by n sitaft making 134 revolutions per
and beaten to a pulp.
! young women of Neligb are bu.
organising a brass band. It is exclu
sively for the gentler sex and a 200
noswd female lugs the bass drum.
QUESTION OF IMPERIALISM
GoM OmmnrtrMtm For Gold Standard
Emplro or a Bimtallic Rebub
llc? He Asks.
'WlUiam Rumber of West Point skip
ped out. taking 11,500 of his employer's
asb- He left a note saying he would
ot have done it, only "he needed the
E. Cotton, for years cashier
i First aXtional bank of Syracuse,
Ma arrested, charged with making
entries in order to deceive the
rural free delivery from Fremont
be established August 1, Inst rue-
to that effect having been re-
from the department. Two
will be operated.
E. Benjamin Andrews, wife of
Chancellor Andrews, has arrived in
Tsnmhi Chancellor Andrews is expect
ed this week. He will be formally in-
Zkarins; a heavy downpour of rain at
the dwelling of Mr. H. H. Hub-
struck by lightning, damag-
H to the extent of $200. There was
assurance on the building.
he mistreated his family,
took Andy Adams of Lyons
i his home and held him In water
I he was nearly drowned and prom
to town at once.
boys at Mlnden are making
for the railroad company by
into fruit cars and helping
They evidently contend
"the Lord helps those who help
theart of Archie Powell of
refused to go riding with him
Archie concluded that life was not
Irving. He procured a shotgun
nattered what brains he might
had to the four winds of heaven.
At the Instance of Odell parties Bher
aV Wadidngton made a raid upon the
I Cbssmerclal club, an organisation
this spring to supply moist
an original packages to the thirs
ty astSasaui of Odell since the town went
sVy t the last election.
Anderson, a wealthy stockman,
aaar Holdrege, started for Chi-
with several loads of stock two
i save and nothing has been heard
since he left Oeleaburg on
t3s r borne. His folks have tele
Cwgsasd to various points, but no tra"
mt Us asm be found, and they fear
at gay. He stin has I.Mt head of
rrr tCng ta his yards and the fla
frl casA la the eewaty.
C.T Bot "Clergymen feel the
' " VSSm' than ar ssem." -How do
' XmV They in wader profes
J aat ta say vMsat
;".. is." ,
Lincoln, Neb. (Special.) William J.
Bryan's attention was called today to
the statement that some of the oppo
nents of Imperialism had announced
they would be opposed to him on ac
count of the silver plank, and he was
asked whether this would seriously af
fect the anti-Imperialist vote.
"Several gold-standard opponents of
Imperialism have already announced
their intention to support the demo
cratic ticket," he replied, "although the
anti-imperialistic league has not acted
officially. In such a matter each indi
vidual Is governed by his own views as
to the relative importance of the issues.
THEIR RELATIVE IMPORTANCE.
"The democratic platform declares
the question of Imperialism to be the
paramount issue. If any opponent of
imperialism refuses tc support the dem
ocratic ticket because of the silver
plank It must be because he considers
the money question more Important
than the Philippine question; that is, he
prefers a gold-standard empire to a bi
WILL NOT CONSIDER SILVER.
"When the test comes, I believe that
those who adhere to the doctrine that
governments derive their Just powers,
not from superior forces, but from the
consent of the governed, will support
our ticket, even tnougn tney ao not
Indorse the silver plank.
"A large majority of the democrats
believe that restoration of bimetallism
would prove a blessing, but the anti-
Imperialists who dispute this will admit
that any evils that might arise from bl
metallism could be correc ted more eas
ily than the evils which would follow
the deliberate indorsement of mllllar
lam and imperialism."
a year. The general public Is In no
way benefited by 'this tenth of a cent
a cent per pound on sugar, nor the one
cent a gallon on oil; but Is a "tax" lev
ied by trust and monopoly under laws
granting special privileges to a few for
their private enrichment. The condi
tion Is opposed by democracy who fa
vor equality of privileges, and i.-ipist
that in a republic no trust or monopoly
shall have the power under law to reg
ulate prices by "laying a tax" upon i
consumers of their products or demand
ing special tribute from the people for ;
life necessities. This is a system of!
"revenue tax" for building up an aris
tocracy of wealth wrung from the la
boring millions of the country that is
sapping the foundation of the republic;
and these are they of special privileges
that are now clamorous for a iihariKe
from a simple government of all the
people to an imperialism.
SOME VERY BAD BUSINESS.
ARE ALL AGAINST IMPERIALISM.
Why Bohemians Should Oppose
Cotton Milla to Shut Down
wage Earners Will Lose,
Fall River, Mass. (Special.) Becaust
of the prevailing; unsatisfactory condi
tions of the print cloth market, the
j treasurers of three corporations, w ith
a worklna capital of 110.000.000. have
! derided unanimously to close down tht
machinery 'or one month.
I The magnitude of this move on th(
part of the mill owners can be under
stood by a glance at the figures repre
senting the loss to be sustained by th
operatives. When the steam is Bhul
off for thirty days there will be thrown
out of employment not less than 20.000
mill hands men, women, and children
about two-thirds of all the textile op
eratives In this city. Their earning
aggregate about 1111,000 a week, ano
the total loss for the months' vacation
will reach 1444.000.
With few exceptions these operative
depend upon their weekly wages to keep
the wolf from the door. The one bright
aspect Is that most of the mills will
close down on alternate weeks, and by
Omaha. Neb. (Special.) An intelll
gent and educated Bohemian a few days thli arrangement :.)e operatives will hf
PRSKRITY OF THE TRUSTS.
How Prosperity Is Fait by Sugar
New Tors, July 3t. Since about the
first of June the sugar trust has In
creased the price of Its product eight
limes, each time one-tenth of a cent
per pound. To show how such en
croachments accumulate wealth to the
trust, by a? slight a "tax" upon mil
lions of consumers, a New York dis
Each raise of one-tenth of a cent Im
pose da gross tax of $6,000,000 upon the
sugar users of this country, who con
sume l.aw.MMQO pounds a rear. The
raise from tS.M to W per too pounds is
equivalent to an arbitrary las of 140.
M0.0O0, every penny of which goes Into
the pockets of the trust; and not one
penny of which goea to labor. Already
the aogar barons, by reaaon of their
monopoly, draw more than 1200.000,000
a year from the American people over
and above legitimate profits.
This Is what la regarded and herdald-
ed over the country by Jouraals of the
administration, as prosperity, It is by
this process of one cent a gallon "tax"
laid upon the millions of consumers of
S4I for individual enrichment, that
Rockefeller makes a profit si fl(M,00C,ftOO
ago was asked: "It is true that your
people are going to stand with Bryan
in the pending campaign?"
"Yes," he replied; "on principle we
must stand with Bryan. Not becauee
he Is the nominee of the fusion parties
not becauee he is a democrat, but be
cause he represents our Ideas of free
government, and chiefly because he op
poces imperialism and militarism. Ah
my friend, do you think that our peo
ple, who have been struggling against
the tyranny and oppression of ever-aggressive
empires, do not see the danger
to American Institutions In the cours
pursued by the present administration?
Do you think that we can afford to
again emigrate and leave the homes we
have built up In Omaha by hard work
and frugal living? We know what Im
perialism means to the laborer and pro.
ducer, and will vote to a man against
MrKlnley and imperialism. Like oui
neighbors, the Poles and Hungarians,
we and our fathers before ua have seen
our country desolated by the sword.
We have seen our country partttloneo
out by the same Imperial robbers that
now seek the partition of China. We
have seen our colleges and universale
closed .r raited to the ground; 'on
Prague's proud arch the fires of ruin
glow, the blood-dyed waters murmuring
far below. and don't you know that
hope for a seaeon bade the world fare
well, and freedom shrieked when Kosc!
usko fell.' Aa a nation we only exist
In sentiment, like the Irish. Imperial
Ism force upon us the language of the
Invader and despoller, national bounds,
rlea are obliterated and Poland appear
no longer on the may of Europe. No,
air. No Pole. Bohemian or Hungarian
will vote for McKlnley and Imperialism."
able to live without actual want in
the great majority of cases.
A majority of the operatives belong
to labor unions, which, under wise man
agement, have accumulated large sumi
of money. It Is within the province ol
the unions to pay their members smal
weekly sums for assistance durlnr
strikes and shut-downs. If It become
necessary for a prolonged stoppage ui
the milla the unions will come to th(
aid of the unemployed.
The hum of more than 2.000,000 spin
dles will be hushed. This number In
cludes two-thirds of all the cotton spin
dies in the city, and represents an out
put of 1.000,060 pieces of print cloth foi
the Idle time. During the vacation th
los sof the sum of money mentioned
will be severely felt by every local In
dustry and every local merchant, for
Fall River Is pre-eminently deptndeni
upon the cotton mills ,oi Its comraer
fMi;J;j's Rub As
That of George III.
By the act of the American congress
Resident MiKinley becomes king of
I orto Kico. Here are nme of his king
He appoints the governor.
He appoints the executive council.
He anoints the higher branch of the
legislature, a majority of whose mem
bers may be 'cltlier.s of the United
He appolnta the Judges.
He at points the officers who select
the men to fill every appointive office.
He has power to kill any legislation
by means of the veto of bis appointee,
He has power to grant franchises
through his appointees, the executive
The people are taxed without repre
sentation In congress and without rep
resentation in the controlling branrh
of the insular government, except at
the pleasure of the president.
The people are allowed to elect only
the members of the lower house of tht
legislature and one commissioner to the
These officers are to be appointed by
the president for terms of four years
A governor at JS.000 a year.
A secretary of the council at 14,000 a
An attorney general at $4,000 a year.
An insular treasurer at Jl.OOO a year.
An auditor at $4,000 a year.
A commissioner of the interior at
14,000 a yenr.
A commissioner of education at $3,000
A chief Justice of the supreme court
at $5,000 a year.
Four associate Justices of the supreme
court at $4,500 a year each.
A marshal of the supreme court at
13.000 a year.
A United States district Judge at $5,000
A United States district attorney at
14,000 a year.
A United States district marshal at
$3,500 a year.
Three members of a commission to
codify the laws of the Island at $',000
a year each.
Five members of the executive coun
cil, whose salaries are to be fixed by
the Porto Itlcan legislature.
The Porto Ricans are to be allowed
Cne commissioner to the United
States at $",000 a year.
Thirty-five members of the lowet
Musk ot ih legislature, who !!! be
laid $j a day while la session.
PROBLEM IN PROPORTION.
If the revolt In the Philippines was
(onfined to the Tags I tribe, numbering
not more than 2.(00. )TK) people, aa the
frienda of the administration aay it
And If that war. such as lAwas, Is
over now, aa we are Informed ft la.
And It takes M ono American s 'Idlers
to keep down 2.00,000 Tagaloa who have
stopped fighting, aa General MacArthur
says it does,
How many men wilt II take to sup
press 4oo,0. fighting Chinese? Nfw
OUR WAR EXPEHSES.
Heavy Expenditura for tha Fiscal
year or leoo.
Washington, D. C (Special.) Tht
report of the auditor for the war de
partment, covering the flscal'year 1900
has been submitted to the secretary ol
tne treaeuiy. It la the first of the bu
reau reports of the treasury to be made
The following large amounts arc no
ticeable In the report:
Paymaster's disbursements... ii.m.'Ai
Ordnance payments 13,i39,f,l(
Medical accounts f 2l7tjoJ
Bringing volunteers home 4.0oe,
The amount paid on military claims,
covering both the "panlah and the clvli
wara, was l.2i,, as agalnat W,02
During the year the amounts allowed
lo the several states on account of thf
raising of the volunteer army in th
war with Spain aggregated $2,433.0,
The amounts claimed by the states or
this account aggregated f5,S7f 412.
The contest over the Fayerweather
will In the New Tork courts, started
ten years ago, has arrived at a decision
sustaining the will. The battle cost
1100.000 a year ao far, and as there art
several millions left, it is confidently
believed the eminent attorneys engaged
In the case will find Beans for prolong
ing the feast.
Omens That Confront McKlnley.
From the Boston Globe: Experience
has shown that It Is one thing to re
nominate a president, but quite an
other thing to re-elect him. The cam
palgn on such an occasion too afle
partakes of the ttfme lethargy and list
lessness which marked most of th
transactions of the Philadelphia con
ventlon. The party In power, gorged
with spoils, weakened by Indulgence,
and blind with that conservatism which
is bom of plenty, lo?es Its native aen
ritiveners lo the rights and needs
the plain people, whom It would rather
drive than lead. Furthermore, th
charm of novelty has forsaken alike It
purposes and Its candidates.
For nearly seventy years, therefore
as the record stands, no president ha
contrived to succeed himself, save
the crisis of the civil war, and again
when aided by the glamor of a grea
soldier's name. But even Lincoln Ir.
ISC regarded his re-election as hopeless
until the unexpected military victories
of Sherman and Sheridan suddenly
urned the tide, and even then he succ
eeded In an electorate from which
eleven of the states were excluded. while
n 1S72 Grant wen, when three state
were omitted from the voting and when
'.he opposition party did not nominal
i ticket of Its own against him.
Such are the omens which confront
Mr. McKiniey at the threshold of his
eeond campaign, handicapped ss he
jndoubtcdly Is, whether transiently ot
otherwise, by a disappointing and dl
BRYAN BETS PLESAKT NEWS.
Drummers of an Illinois MousefWIII
Vote For Him.
Lincoln, Neb. Speclal.) Evidence of
the stand which democratic managers
believe the traveling men of the coun
try will take during the presidential
campaign was presented In Lincoln to
day at the home of William J. Bryan
Among Uie randldate'a callers was J.
M. Kerns of South Bend, Ind.. who came
as the representative of the salesmen o!
.he wholesale house for which he trav-
Hecentiy at a banquet attended by
'.31 salesmen tf this house, a vote wa
taken, and resulted, Mrs. Kerns In
formed the democratic, 347 for Bryan
and but 4 for McKlnley. Mr. Kerns
fated that of the 351 for whom he was
spokesman more than 200 voted for Mc
Klnley four years ago,
Mr. Bryan has accepted an Invitation
lo attend the National Grand Army ol
.he Republic encampment In Chicago
August 27 to September (.
"Save the republic' Is to be the
battle cry, the I'edsratlnn of In
d peridence t:i party creed, the
battle hymn of th republic th
war song, and the Am Pan flag
the party enidiem. The leader.
honest, unswervli.g and uniaunt-
ed, If to be the same gallant chief- 4
tain who brthd anew Into de-
nvocracy the breath of life four
years ago, and marched It to glo-
rlous t attle, .
UTEIAIY KEWS K3TES.
Among the notable features of tfta
Argonaut for July 23, l!w0. are: "Ths
White Reboso." a story of Mystic Lake
Chapala, by Gwendolen Overton; "Tha
French Watering Places." a letter de
scribing Vichy and Aix-lee-Bains; "Our
1 1 . a . " i .... ..,..,(,. u t.t fi,!,,,l
I i rn-ir in., '
McClure's recent volume on presiden
tial elec tions of the past, with numer
ous extracts from the book; and "Eng
land's Cruel Bed Abolished," a letter
from London, in which "Corkalgne"
iescribes the reforms In the British)
army brought about by the South Af
"Bohert Tournay." a romance of the
French revolution, by Mr. William
Sage; Houghton. Mifflin & Co. The
most significant feature of modern fic
tion Is the revival of the historical nov
el as a bidder for popular favor. Th
fact that many of the great novels ot
the past have maintained their peren
nial popularity because of their his
torical value, coupled with the fact
that many of the most successful ot
the modern works of fiction have had
historical themes, brings a new story,
depending upon history for its Inci
dents and Interest, before a critical
Jury. This new story by Mr. William
Sage will receive a unanimous verdict
of approval without a doubt. He has
wisely selected the period of the French.
revolution, a period of history mora
replete with Interest than perhaps an
other. His pic ture of the life of the
French nobility of the time is vivid lr
color and thrilling In interest. The ac
lon of the tale Is spirited and merest is
maintained throughout. '
Casslers Magazine of Illustrated en
gineering has the following articles in.
Its August number; Electric Cranes in
German Harbors. Noteworthy Installa
tions at Hamburg and Bremerhafen,
With thirteen illustrations. By Louis
J. Magee. The sloop-of-war "Wampa
noag." O once famous, but long forgot
ten United States cruiser; illustrated.
By Commander B. F. Isherwood, U. S.
N and many other Interesting articles.
J. Bloundelle Burton's latest story,
"The Seafarers," is a romance of tho
South Sea, with no lack of interest.
Published by D. Appleton & Co., New
York; price, II,
"Stevensonla" Is a reprint of various
miscellany associated with Robert Louia
Stevenson. Published in paper cover
by M. F. Mansfield, New Pork; price.
Six short stories of life In Paris, alt
bright and entertaining, are contained
in the volume entitled "A Diplomatic-
Woman." by Huan Mee. Published by-
Harper & Brothers, New York; price, fl.
Eight chapters on books as revealer
and Interpreter of human life make up
Prof. W. H. Crashaw's thoughtful vol
ume, "Literary Interpretation of Life.'
Published by the Macrniilan company.
New York; price, $1.
Two of the late Issues In Cassell's Na
tional Library series are Sir J. Maun
devllle's "Voyages and Travels'" and
Sir Francis Bacon's "Wisdom of tha
New York; price. 10 cents each.
LOTS OF FUN AHEAD.
Omaha. Neb. (Special.) -For
week, September 24th to 29th,
day and night, Omaha will be
great whirlwind of pleasure It will bo
th biggest, liveliest, -warmest six:
days ever known In the land of Qulvera
The Knights of Ak-8ur-Ben are pre
paring a festival of music, of song, of
mirth, of beauty and Intelligence that
will surpass all former efforts.
On Monday, September 24th, at 1 p
m., the Grand Oriental Carnival, occu
pying a mile of our principal streets,
will open Its doors and continue each
day and night to Saturday, September
2&lh. About 2,500 feet of handxomely
decorated booth space will be filled will,
a mammoth display of merchants' andi
manufacturers wares. Top liners from
every branrh of the theatrical profes
alon will give free entertalnmenta oi
platforms erected in the open air. Th
enchanting, entrancing midway, wlttv
its many mysteries, wlerd charms.,
strange people and entertaining "Bally
hoos," will be a reproduction of the
great World s Fair display. The Car
nival will contain 10.000 objects of in
terest. Come any time, each day will
be a special day.
On Wednesday, September 24, the gi
gantic daylight parade, with Ita solid
mile of floats and Ha hundreds of ar
tistic and comedy features, will trav
erse the principal streets a Ad diaper e
at the main entrance to the Oriental
Carnival. You can see this Wednesday
and stay over for the electric pageant
Thursday, September 27th, special at
tractions will be added to the street
carnival during the day. At night
commencing at 8 o'clock, the Knights,
of Ak-Har-Ben's Grand Electrical Pa
geant, munificently magnified, monu
mentally greater, with more muelc.more
color, more lights, more beauty, more
wealth and more magnificence than the
knlghta have ever attempted will de
light the eye and enchant the ear.
Friday, September 2Stb, the annuak
ball of the court of A k -Bar-Ben will be.
neia at the den.
There will be one glorious day an
night when all may appear masked an.i
costumed on the streets, thus reproduc
ing the Mardl Ores of our southern
statea. There will be a thousand anl
one things to see. amuse and Interest.,
and It will be a biasing week of glory
sunshine, music and mirth. All free"-
Free! Fres! September 24th to 2th.
everybody Invited to come and have
There probably never was a wnm.n.
who did not believe that she rould ar
range bric-a-brac with just a little i,it
more lasle than any oil, woman
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