Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, August 30, 1900, Image 2
CAHISCn PIESS-JOUItNAl D. CANON. Cdttar. HARXMON. . - NEBRASKA nnmsKA news notes crop looks excellent round fcojtille. tea Dooley was killed by the cars FOrtal. A Scandinavian Bryan club has been at Lincoln. Use United Workmen held a picnic t Loalsvllle August 22. Mascot had a S3. 500 fire. It is thought to be the work of firebugs. Pickpockets reaped a harvest at tha Flattsmouth Woodmen picnic The temperature fell fifteen degrees in an hour at Plattsmouth Tuesday. Nathan Redfleld, one of the oldest citizens of Nebraska City, Is dead. Young Heavrin, a Nebraska City boy, was severely kicked by a horse. Mike Volland of Hastings went out to break a colt, but broke his leg instead. The new Catholic church at Hum boldt, which cost $10,000, Is completed. The location of a section line between two farms near Ashton gave a Justice court and a jury a job. Judge O. W. Rice of Creighton wag se. erely burned while extinguishing the Bre of a gasoline stove. R. A. Malony has purchased a busi ness block at Madison and will engage in the hardware business. A free bad concert followed by a banquet at the opera house were feat ures of the opening of the new light plant at Neligh. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Harris, an aged couple near Ashland, held a family re union and work In that neighborhood teased for a day. ; The fuslonlsts held a big rally at Wahoo, and were addressed by W. J. Bryan, W. V. Allen, W. H. Thompson and a. M. Hitchcock. Bloodhounds tracked the Octavia post offlce robbers to North Bend and there gave up the hunt, the robbers having boarded a train there. W. F. Hayward, the fusion nominee lor senator at Chadron, advocates the passage of a law against calf stealing. Lynch law is the best for that. Kearney Is mixed up in a row with the water company. The mayor threat en to call a special session of the council and reduce water rents. A permanent call has been extended to Rev. Theodore Manning of Randolpr by the Presbyterian session at Madison to fill the vacancy of Rev. C. W. Howe, resigned. M. H. Myers, a well-to-do stockman of Wallace, committed suicide by blow ins; the entire top of his head off with ' a shotgun, using a broom handle to throw the trigger. Drtng an electrical storm at Ashland lightning struck the home of Mrs. Van Bickle, tearing a hole in the chimney ad blowing out the flue and filling the with soot and gas. Deputy Sheriff John J. White of Fresno county, California arrived in Plattsmouth with a requisition for Charles Ardell, alias Frank Perry, who Is wanted there for murder. A railroad detective is causing con siderable uneasiness In Humboldt. A great amount of goods were loxt at the railroad smashup a week ago, and it 1st the detective's purpose to locate than. Lincoln coal dealers have begun to predict an advance In the retail price of both hard and soft coal. They base predictions on the greatly in- demand, coming largely from Caetorles. Vise weather has been fine for exer cise open the encampment grounds at flawtlngs. The camp is in excellent condition and the soldiers hsve been r duty In accordance with the pro- At a special meeting of the board of dacatkm at Madison plans and spe Ctfleatlons for a beating plant for the sew school building were adopted and the officers were Instructed to advertise for bins. The tenth annual reunion of the Ne aaafea county Old settlers' association traa a grand success. The trains Sat awaay were loaded, and by actual Mat there were 1,727 teams from out- the town. ! $. M. Bailey of Wlaner was nominated fef acclamation by the democrats and yefpsflats of the Seventh senatorial dls feat. Mr. Emley is a banker in his Caw atwa and has never aspired to t-aat honors. Meadow Orove come the re. . trtOa Cornelius Smith shot and fa- s - - - - - VI- ,k t l ' 'X Bottfsfcl, who lives near Mad t tm bee atria trouble for a yeai u Lf bj beating bia family and yrzj ta watbm aa " FtatM. tamer living tet Tk af TXisa, started hoi -1 IwVm. Aa he wmm an. Bt3 swart alstaaee awt ofl ! i a tta WHS bit broke r rtx of bat tsM, b BRYAN ACCEPTS THE POPULIST UATIOF Mr. Chairman and Members of the I fluence of his ballot upon the side of Notification Committee: I those who desire to protect the public in accepting the presidential nomi- nation which you tender on behalf of the populist party, I desire to give em phatic recognition to the educational work done by your party. The populist party as an organisation, and the Farmers' Alliance and Labor organiza tions from which they sprung, have done much to arouse the people to a study of economic and industrial ques tions. Believing, as I do, that truth grows, not in seclusion, but in the open field, and that it thrives best In the sunlight of full and free debate, I ha confidence that the discussion which your party has compelled will aid in reaching that true solution of pending problems toward which all honest citi zens aim. I desire also to express my deep ap preciation of the liberality of opinion and devotion to principle which have led the members of your party to enter the ranks of another party in the se lection of a candidate. PRINCIPLE, NOT PBRSONALLTY. While I am grateful for the continence which the populists have expressed in me, I am not vain enough to regard as personal their extraordinary manifesta tions of good will. The ties which bind together those who believe In the same great fundamental principles are stronger than ties of affection stronger even than the ties of blood; and co-operation between the reform forces is due to the fact that democrats, popu llts and silver republicans take the F.ide of the people in their contest against organized greed and agree in the application of Jeffersonian princi ples to the questions Immediately be fore us. In 1S96 the money question was of paramount importance, and the allies In that campaign united in the de mand for the immediate restoration of silver by the independent action of this country at 16 to 1, the ratio which has existed since 1634. They were defeated, but that did not end the discussion. TBe democrats were defeated in lHf&, but that did not put an end to tariff reform. The republicans were defeated in 182, but that did not permanently overthrow the protective tariff. De feat at the polls does not necessarily decide a great problem. Experience alone settles questions. If an increase In the volume of the currency since 1896, although unpromised by the re publicans and unexpected, has brought Improvement in industrial conditions, this Improvement, Instead of answer ing the arguments put forth in favor of bimetallism, only confirms the con tention of those who insisted that more money would make better times. The republican party, however, while claiming credit for the increase In cir culation, makes no permanent provision for an adequate supply of standard mnner if it,t In- r.irpKitr f!r wr real money, while it permits national banks to expand the volume of paper promises to pay money. OPPOSITION SHOULD BE MORE PRONOUNCED. If the populists felt justified in op posing the republican party when it sought to conceal its gold standard tendencies under the mask of Interna tional bimetallism, the opposition should be more pronounced In proportion as the republican party more openly es pouses gold monometallism In 165 the reform forces charged the republican party with Intending to re tire the greenbacks. This charge, de nied at that time, has been confessed by the financial bill, which converts greenbacks, when once redeemed. Into gold certificates, and extends new priv ileges to banks of Issue. If a populist opposed the republican party when its hostilities to greenbacks was only sus pected, that opposition should be great er now since no one can longer doubt the purpose of the republican party to substitute bank notes for greenbacks. It Is true the populists believe in an Irredeemable greenback, while t he democrats believe In a greenback re deemable In coin; but the vital question at this time, so far as paper money U concerned, is whether the government or banks shall Issue It. There will be time enough to discuss the redeemabll Ity of the greenback when the green back Itself is saved from the annihila tion which now threatens it. The re publican party is now committed to s currency system which necessitates a perpetual debt, while the populist finds himself in agreement with the demo crats, who believe in paying off the na tional debt as rapidly as possible. INCOME TAX AND ARBITRATION. If belief In an Income tax justified a populist in acting with the democratic party In 1896. what excuse can he find for aiding the republican party now, when even the exigencies of war have not been sufficient to bring that party to the support of the income tax prin ciple? Populists believe In arbitration now as much ss they did In 1894, and are as much opposed to government by In junction and the blacklist as they were then, and upon these subjects they have as much reason for co-operation with ths democratic party today as they had four years ago. Democrats and populists alike favor the principle of direct legislation. If any difference exists as to the extent to which the principle should be ap- pnea, i nose differences can be recon ciled by experiment. Democrats and populists agree that Chinese and other oriental labor should be excluded fora the United States. Democrats and populists desire to to enlarge the scope of the Interstate commerce act as to enable the commis sion to protect both persons and placet from discrimination, and the public at large from excessive railroad rates. The populists approve the demand tet forth la the democratic platform for s labor bureau, with a cabinet officer at its head. Such an official would keep the administration In close touch with the wage-earning portion of the popu lation and go far toward securing such remedial legislation as the tollers need. UNITED IN OPPOSING TRUSTS. In 18M the populists united with the democrats In opposing the trusts, al though the question at that time ap peared like a cloud scarcely larger than a man's hand. Today that cloud well nigh overspreads the Industrial sky. The farmer does not participate in the profits of any trust, but he sorely tel the burden of them all. He Is depend ent upon the seasons for his Income. When he plants his crop he knows not whether It will he blessed with rain or blighted with drouth; he knows not whether wind will blow It down, or hall destroy It, or Insects devour It. and the prtce of his Top Is as uncertain at the quantity. If a private monopoly ma suspend production and Ax the pr.es of raw material as well as the price of the asriahed prod act. the farmer, pow ailaan to protect himself when be sells. M plundered when h purchases. Can aay lirnser hesitate to throw the la- at large from monopolies? The fact that the trusts support the republican party ought to be sufficient proof that they expect protection from it. The republican party cannot be re lied upon to extinguish the trusts so long as It draws its campaign contri butions from their overflowing vaults. PROSPERITY ARGUMENT WILL NOT DECEIVE. The prosperity argument which the republicans bring forward to answer all complaints against the administration will not deceive the farmer. He Knows that two factors enter into his income First, the size of his crop, and, second, the price which he receives for the same. He does not return thanks to the party In power for favorable weather and a bountiful harvest, and he knows that the republican party has no policy which insures a permanent Increase in agricultural prices. Since he sells hie surplus in a foreign market, he is not a beneficiary of the tariff, and since he produces merchandise and not money, he does not profit by the appreciation of the dollar. He knows that the much vaunted prosperity, of which he hah never had his share, ie on the wane In spite of the unusual and unnatural stimulation which it has received dur ing the last three years. He knows that each month of 1100 shows a larger num ber of failures than the corresponding month of l(i9, and that there Is already a marked tendency toward a decrease in the output of the factories. He knows also that discoveries of gold, famine abroad and war on three continents have not been able to raise the price of farm products an rapidly as trusts and combinations have raised the price of the things which the farmer buys. Our opponents have tried to make It appear that we are Inconsistent when we desire a general rise in prices and yet oppose an arbitrary Use In pro tected manufactures or trust-made goods. There is no conflict between these two propositions. If a genera; rise In prices occurs because of a per manent Increase In the volume of money, all things adjust themselves to the new level, and if the volume of money then Increases In proportion to the demand for money the price level remains the same anO business can be done with fairness to all. If. however, the rise is arbitrary, and only affects a part of the produces of labor, those whose products do rot participate In the rise suffer becaune the purchasing power of their lncom is decreased. If a bad monetary system drags down the price of the farmer' products, while monopolies raige the price of what he buys, he burns the Cindle at both ends and muat expect to Buffer In compari son with those who b long to the classes more favored by legislation. CO-OPERATION NECESSARY FOR REFOHja. It is sometimes urged by partisan populists that four four years more of republican misrule wjuld so aggravate economic conditions as to make re forms easier. No our can afford to aid in making matters ivorse In the hope of being able to make them better aft erward. for In so doing he ast umes re sponsibility for evils which he may not be able to remedy. No populist, how ever sanguine, believes it possible to elect a populist president at this time, but the populist party may be able to determine whether a democrat or a re publican will be elcted. Mr. Chair man, the populist convention, which your committee represents, thought It better to share with the democrats In the honor of securing some of the re forms desired by your party, than to bear the odium of remaining neutrt: in this great crisis, or of giving open or secret aid to the .republican party, which opposes all thi? reforms for which the populists contend. Those who labor to Improve the con ditions which surround their fellow men are apt to become impatient; but tbey must remember that it takes time to work out great reforms. Let me illus trate by calling your attention to the slow growth of public opinion In sup port of a proposition to which there has been practically no open opposition. President Johnson, In 1868. recommend ed a constitutional amendment for the election of United States senators by a direct vote of the people, but his rec ommendation met with no response. About twelve years later. General Wea ver, then a member of congress, tried to secure the passage of a resolution submitting such an amendment, but his efforts were futile. In 1892, the res olution recommended by President ohnson and urged by Congressman Weaver finally pased the house of rep. resetatlves, but It has not yet reached a vote of the senate. And now, after eight years more of public discussion, the proposition for the first time re ceives the indorsement of the national convention of one of the great parties. If the fusion forces win a victory this fall, we shall tee this reform ac complished before the next presidential election, and with Its accomplishment the people will find it easier to secure any remedial legislation which they may desire. 3ut how halting has been the progress! Holland has said: Heaven Is not guinea by a single bound. We build the lsdder by which we rise. From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies. And mount to Us summit round by round." And so It Is with great social and political movements. Great problems are solved slowly, but struggling hu manity marches on. step by step, con tent if at each nlght:'all It can pjtch Us tent on a little higher ground. SOME NEW QUESTIONS. I have called attention to the Issues which brought the democrats and pop ulists together, and which have justi fied their co-operation during the last four years. Let me now invite your attention to new questions which would justify co-operation at this time, even though we differed upon all economic questions. It Is not cur fault that these new questions have been thrust Into the arena of politics; it It not our fault that the people have been called upon to consider questions of ever-lncrrssing magnitude. In 180 the tariff question wss the principal subject of discussion and the democratic party contended that the masses were carrying a burden of unjust and unnecessary taxes. In 1892 the tariff question was still the principal Issue between the democratic snd republican partis, although In the west and south the money question wV assuming greater and greater propor tions, and the populists were contend ing that our monetary system was more responsible than the tsrtff laws for the depression In agriculture and the dis tress existing among ine wage earners. In isM the whole question of tai became of secondary Imports eauae of the Increased boldness of those who opposed the gold and sliver coin age of the oonstltutlon. When the re publicans declared at St. Louis thut the rMorttn of bimetallism In this coun try, although dealraole, was Impossible without the aid of the leading commer cial nations of the old world, lhe pop ulists and silver republicans joined with the democrats In asserting the right and duty of the American people to shape their financial system for themselves, regardleft of the aMlon of other nations. The failure of the re publican party to sicure International bimetallism and Its open espouna! of the gold standard, still keeps the money question In politics, but no economic question can compare In Importance with a question which concerns the principles and structure of government. Systems of taxation can be changed with less difficulty than financial sys tems, and financial systems can be al tered with less danger and less disturb, ance to the country than the vital doc trines upon which free government rests. A GREATER ISSUE. In the early '60s, when we were en gaged In a contest which was to deter mine wnemer we buuuiU have one re public or two, questions of finance were lost sight of. Silver was at a premium over gold, and both gold ani silver were at a premium over greenbacks and bank notes, but the people could not afford to divide over the money ques tion in the presence of a greater issue. And so today we are engaged in a con troversy which will determine whether we ate to have a republic in which the government derives its Just powers from the consent of the governed, or an empire In which brute force is the only recognized source of power. In a government where the people rule, every wrong can be righted and every evil remedied, but when once the doctrine of self-government Is Im paired and might Is substituted foi right, there is no certainly that any question will be settled correctly. A colonial policy would so occupy the people with the consideration of the nation's foreign policy that domestic questions would be neglected. "Who will haul down the flag?" or "Stand by the president," would be the prompt response to every criticism of the ad ministration, and corruption and spe cial privilege would thrive under the cover of patriotism. It is not strange that the popuSlsts should oppose militarism and Imperial Ism, for both are antagonistic to the principles which populists apply to other questions. Looking at questions from the standpoint of the producer of wealth, rather than from the standpoint of the speculator, the populists recog nize in militarism a constant and In creasing burden. The army worm, which occasionally destroys a field of wheat. Is not nearly so dangerous an enemy to the farmer as a large stand ing army, which Invades every field of Industry and exacts toll from every crop. EFFECT OF MILITARISM. If 100,000 men are withdrawn from the ranks of the producers and placed as a burden upon the backs of those who remain. It must mean longer hours, harder work and greater sacrifice for those who toil, and the farmer, while he pays more than his share of the expenses of the army, ha.s no part in army contracts or In developing com panies, and his wing are less likely to HI! the high posiiims in the army than the sons of thope who, by reason of wealth or noijttcal prominence, exert influence at Wushingtor.. Soon after the republican leaders be gan to suggest the propriety of a colo nial policy, the papers published an In terview given out frm Kan Francisco by a foreign consul residing at Manila. He declared that the people of the United States owed It to themselves, and to other nations, and to the Fili pinos, to hold the Philippine Islands permanently. At the conclusion of the interview there appeared the very sig nificant statement that the gentleman was visiting the United States for the purpose of organizing a company for the development of the Philippine Isl ands. A few days later, on ' his say east, he gave out another interview in which he explained that the company which he Intended to organize would establish banks at Manila and at o'her places throughout the Islands, and build electrie light plants, water plants, street car lines, railroads, factories, etc. It w'med that the plan of his syndicate was to do all the developing and leave the rest of the American people nothing to do in the matter except to furnish an army sufficient to hold the Filipinos In subjection while they were being de veloped. At the present rate we will spend annually upon the army approximately half as much as we spend for edu cation In the United States, and this Immense sum Is wrung from the tax payers by means of taxation . which overburden the poor man and undertax the rich man. IMPERIALISM. In the presence of such an Issue as militarism It is Impossible that any populist should hesitate as to hit duty. But even the menace of militarism Is but a part of the question of Imperial ism. The policy contemplated by the republican party nullifies every princi ple set forth In the Declaration of In dependence, strikes a blow st popular government and robs the nation of its moral prestige. Already the more ad vanced supporters of the colonial Idea point to the economy of a system of government which entrusts all power to an executive and does away with the necessity for legislation. The Army Navy Journal, In Us Issue of A u rust 4, commends the English system snd de clares that as a result of this syrtem, a fifth of the world's area, containing a fifth of the population. Is ruled with an administrative economy which Is un administrative marvel, and adds: 'One million two hundred thousand dollars spent In London Is the price of administrative order over a colonial rule whose total budgets aggregate $1,- 724,3M,8. or W per cent more than our total of federal, state, county and vil lage expenditures for every possible purpose, for which taxes are levied. In contrast to the results of this system of executive administration, the fact Is cited that the American congress has spent an entire winter wrestling with the tariff, the taxation, the administra tion and the personal rights of two lit tle Islands. The English executive It an Imperial executive. The British par liament Is an English legislature. TO THE SAME 8YSTEM WE ARE COM- NO BY THE DECREE Or CIRCUM STANCES AS INEVITABLE AH THAT OF FATE. IF THIS BE IMPERIAL ISM. MAKE THE MOST OF IT. So far as citlsenthlp Is concerned. the British empire Is one. but beyond the limits of the United Kingdom the cit izen lives under a rule essentially mon archical, and not restricted by the con stitutional limitations of the parliamen tary system."' NO MIDDLE GROUND. Thus does Imperialism bear Its sup ers back toward me oark ages. is no middle ground between the erican policy ana ine curopean poi- tf-hla nation remains trim In I fa Iples, Its teadTUons and Its hit It cannot hold colonies. If It en ters upon a colonial career, It must re pudiate the djctiine that governments derive their just powers from the con sent of the government When tucb an lasue la raised, there can only be two parties the party, whatever Its name may be, which be lieves In a republic, and the party, whatever its name, which believes In an empire; and the Influence of every citi zen Is, consciously or unconsciously. In tentionally or unintentionally, inrown upon the one side or the other. Where the divine right of kings I rwognized, the monarch can grant dif ferent degrees of liberty to different subjects. Tha people of England can be ruled in one way. the people "f Canada in another, the people of lie land In another, while the people of India may be governed according to still different forms. But there can be no such variety In a republic. The dex trine of a republic differs from the doc trine of a monarchy as the day differ from the night, and between the two doctrines there is. and ever must be, un irrepressible conflict. Queen Victoria has recognized this necessary' antagonism between tha democratic and the imperial form it government. In proroguing parliament a few days ago. she said: 'Believing that the continued poet ical Independence of the republics would be a constant danger to the peace of South Africa, I authorized the annexa tion of the Orange Free State." A republic Is always a menace to a monarchy. Just as truth Is always a menace to error. Self-government, be ing the natural government, must nec essarily create dissati? fa'.l n among the subjects of those governments which build upon some other founda tion than the consent of the governed. What the Orange Free State and the Transvaal are to South Africa, our re public is to the world, and only our Increasing strength and the wide Atlan tic have protected us from the Inextin guishable hostility which must ever ex- lt between those who support a throne and these who recognize the citizen as the sovereign. EUROPE ENCOURAGES IMPERIAL ISM. Every step taken towards Imperial ism by this nation meets with prompt and effusive encouragement from Eu rope. Lincoln pointed to the Interest which European nations have In the abandonment here of the doctrine of equal rights. He said: "The principles of Jefferson are the definitions and axioms of free Boclety. And yet they are denied and evaded, with no small show of success. One dashingly calls them 'glittering gener alities.' Another bluntly calls them 'self-evident lies." And others Insidi ously argue that they apply to 'super ior races.' These expressions, differing In form, are Identical in object and ef fectthe supplanting of the principles of free government, and restoring those. of classification, caBte. legitimacy. They would delight a convocation of crowned heads plotting against the people. They are the vanguard, the miners and sap pers of returning despotism. We must repulse them, or they will subjugate us:" Our opponents say that the world would laugh at us If we should give In dependence to the Filipinos. Yes, kings would laugh, aristocrats would laugh, and those would laugh who deny the Inalienable rights of man and despise the humbler folk who "along the co;i sequestered vales of life," "keep the noiseless tenor of their way;" but !-t this nation stand erect and, spurning the bribes of wealth and power, show thtt then, is a reality in the principles which we profess; let It show that there Is a difference between a republic and a monarchy, and the oppressed in every land will see In our (lag the hope of their own deliverance and. whether they are bleeding upon the battle field or groaning beneath a tyrant's lash, will raise their eyes toward heaven and j breathe a fervent prayer for the safety of our republic THE SCANDINAVIAN DEMOCRACY. Lincoln Club Starts Out By Issuing a Stiff Challenge. Lnicoln, Neb. (Special.) "The Lati caster County Scandinavian Bryan club," has been organized, with a mem bership of 160 voters and with these of ficers: President, Alfred Lindell; sec retary, John 1!. Sundesn; treasurer, C J. Olson, all well known and leading citizens of Lincoln. The club has demonstrated Its confl decene In Us ability to defend demo cratic principles by issuing this chal lenge: "To the Scandinavian Republican Club, Lincoln, Neb.: We take It for granted that your club is organized for the purpose of studying the great po litical questions of this campaign, rath er than to advance the Interests of any particular man. "The fact that you have been repub licans In the past is no reason why you should be republicans now. We believe that the republican party is drifting away from the doctrines of Jefferson and Lincoln, and Is now advocating pol icies which will ultimately destroy our republic. Jefferson was a democrat and Lincoln a republican, but both of them believed In the maxim, 'Equal rights to all and special privileges to none,' and that 'Governments derive their Just powers from the consent of the gov erned.' "Has the McKlnley administration been true to these teachings? If not, are you going to vote the republican ticket 7 "The best way to decide a question is to discuss It, and hence we Invite your club to discuss with us the Issues of the day. "Arrangements for the debate can be made with Albert Sjoberg, 2040 8 street, Lincoln, Neb. "We feel confident that o-ou consider principle above party and will vote for what you believe to be right even If you have to leave the republican patty to do It, and should you convince any of us that we are wrong we shall gladly accept your teachings. Very respectful ly. "LANCASTER COUNTY SCANDINA VIAN BRYAN CLUB. "JOHN M. SUN DEAN, Secretary." CARNEGIE TO TAKE THE STUMP. Boston, Mass. (Special.) It has been given out at the offices of the Antl-Im-perlalltt league that Andrew Carnegie would shortly return from Scotland to the states and assist In the campaign against McKlnley. He tald he would take the stump. The sntl-lmperlalista have also arranged to have Be nor Six to Lopes, a real Filipino, said to be an ef fective speaker, discuss the war In the archipelago from the standpoint of the natives. TIE U-ttXIttXXm Preparations are being made la Omaha for the week of September 24 to 21, to entertain the Inhabitants and strangers who wander to the gate. In a manner that will outshine all previ ous efforts. Those royal hosts, the Knights of Ak-Har-Ben, whose members now number In every city In Nebraska tnd Iowa, have decreed that It will be :he biggest, warmest, liveliest week ever known west of the Missouri, and they are preparing a festival of song, of mirth, of beauty and Intelligence that will be a thing of beauty and a Joy forever. On Monday, September 2th. at 10 a. m. the grand oriental Car nival, occupying a mile of the principal ttreets, will open Its doors and continue each day and night until Saturday. Sep tember 29th. About 2.500 feet of hand somely decorated booth space will be filled with merchants' and manufuctur. ers' wares, and art and Industry will linger side by side. On the platform erected In the open air, top liners from the cream of vaudeville will give free hourly cntertaJnmen, Gus Ryan, the most daring and accomplished artist the world has ever known, and who is the one big feature of the Paris Exposi tion, has been engaged to make his thrilling bicycle ride for life down a 75-degree inclined plane from a 100-foot tower each day and night. Geo. Rice's wonderful educated pigs, the acme of all animal shows, will be a free at traction. The St. Beliiios, whose daring and graceful trapeze performance and their dare devil leap for life here, made them famous throughout the world, have been guaranteed a prlcely sum to give tfiir performance for the Knights of Ak-Sar-IJen, and a host of other great shows are promised. The enchanting, entrancing, enthralling Midway with Its many mysteries.weird charms, strange people and entertain ing "Bally Hoos" will be a reproduc tion of the great World's Fair display. There will be "Bopco, The Australian Snake Eater, "HI Ke," "The Manila Wild Girl," "The Palace of Illusions," "The Mysterious Lunette." "The Streets of India," "The Great Passion Play," "The Black America, or Old Planta tion." "The German Village," "The Gypsy Camp." and "The Electric The ater." The Carnival will contain 100, 000 objects of Interest, each day will be a special day. On Wednesday, Sep tember 26th, the gigantic daylight pa rade, with Its solid mile of floats, and its hundreds of artistic and comedy features, will traverse the principal streets and disperse at main entrance to Oriental Carnival. Thursday. Sept. 27th. special attractions will be added to the street carnival during the day. At night, commencing at 8 o'clock, the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben's Grand Elec trical Pageant, munificently magnified, monumentally greater, and with more music, more color, more lights, more beauty, more wealth and more magnifi cence than ever attempted, will delight the eye and enchant the ear. Friday, Sept. 2Sth, the annual ball of the Court of Ak-Sar-Ben will be held at the Ken. Then vil! h Children's Day, Wedding Day, Old Fid(:.e.-3' Cctitsnt, Cakewalk contest to decide th" championship of the middle weM. drills by fraternal r de,rs, lire and life saving drills, funr.y flows, confetti butties, and more solid fun than the old town has ever seen. There will be one glorious day and night when all may appear masked ami r.vs t timed on the streets, thus reprodueJ-j the Mardi Gras of our southern states. There will be a thousand and one things to see and admire and Interest, and it will be a blazing week of glory, sun shine, music and mirth. Why not dortor yourself? "GonovV Tahlets Bre guaranteed by Kliid Drug Co., Elgin, 111., to cure all tiineaiM-s tnflaminj lions, ulcerations of the urinary system, organs, hlailier. tc, or send fre medi cine until cured if guaranteed lot falls. An internal remedy with injection com bined T the only one In America. Price, $3, or 2 fur , sent pe:' mnll, iteiall and wholesale of Mvers & Dillon Drug Co., Omn!ia: M. A. Dillon, South Omaha: Da vis Drug Co.. Council Bluffs; HIkkh Phar macy, Lincoln; H. 8. Baker, Sioux City. Complete line of rubber goods; ask for what you want. A newspaper or sheet of paper tied on a window or balcony of a dwelling house in Mexico indicates that thTe are rooms to let In the house. Menset surely Brought on regularly, suppressions neglected oftn result in blood poisoning and quick consumption, and Is the direct cause of women's trou bles; therefore keep the meni regular with "De L Due's Female Regulator," and women will be happy and healthy. If It falls. Kbld Drug Co.. Elgin, III., tend free medicine until relieved and fully cured; 12 per package, or 1 ror S, per mall. Retail snd wholesale of Myers & Dillon Drug Co., Omaha; M. A. Dillon, South Omaha; Davis Drug Co., Council Bluffs; Rlggs Pharmacy, Lincoln; H. S. Baker, Sioux City. A complete line of rubber goods on hand; ask for what you want. A pet Maltese cat belonging to an. English woman has been successfully provided with spectacles to counteract falling eyesight. A picture of a moufe was used by the oculist to test the cat's eyes. Dr. E. O. Smith of Kansas City, Mo the famous specialist In the treatment of cancer, will have a column ad. In this paper next week, to which we call your attention. He has a treatment which positively cures, and his cures are per-' manent. Read the ad. and write blm for further Information. One of the local American papers In Manila Is agitating the leper question' and advocating the selection of one of the numerous Islands of the group ss a place where they may be secluded. See the wonderful testimonials In Dr. E. O. Smith's ad. In this psper next, week. He guarantees to cure every cate of cancer that he takes. Write to hlm about It Address Dr. E. O. Smith. Kansas City, Mo. "MAGNETIC-OSTEOPATHY." The above Is the name of the netr method of scientific treatment nrl-inui- ed by Prof. Theo. Kharas, 1515-17 Chi cago street, Omaha, Neb. You may- nave a tree copy of a large catalogue which will tell you all about this newr way of curing old chronic disesset with out drugs, medicines or mrxrv Ad dress Prof. Kharas, Omaha, Neb. RS8 CHOLERA MED. Dr. J. H. Snoddy, of Alton. III.. haa llscovered a cure for hog cholera which. tures sick hogs. Any practical farmer Jan clear his herd of the worst out break of chotera with It In a wek or irss ume ana save every hog that Is tble to take the smount of medicine prescribed. Well hoes can be kt.t h.i- thy with It In lots with cholera hogs. Hundreds of the finest herds In the fountry hsve been cured vlth It. Dr smraay nss pUDIIshed a book which ful, ly explains his treatment. This book la free for (he asking. Every hog raiser ihould write st onct for this free book. r cut this article out and preserve It (or future use.