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, I carry a BIG STOCK of
Charter OaK , Moore's Patent and Garland Eanges.
They are always good.
I have the
Aluminum Cooking Utensils
Rochester Plated Ware
and the Enamel Ware
They are standard goods and you know what you are getting. \
Come and see the biggest stock of
ever shown in the west. Beds all styles and
prices. Felt mattresses , as soft as feathers ,
just the the thing for comfort when you're
tired. You'll sleep better on them. I have
a big line of tables , all sizes. Extension , fan
cy parlor and stand tables. Chairs make a
handsome present. Come and see them.
§ 13.50 up. Get dalues. .
They're very pretty and will make your
best room brighter. You should see my
IMPORTED JAPANESE BASKETS
in fancy designs , all styles and sizes.
A lot of imported
Souvenir China *
Useful and a thing of beauty.
A big stock of
V for the skaters. All sizes. j
1 have a lot of Novelty Goods Fine , fan-1
cy and useful articles that find a place in
the home and make a nice present. There , t
are too many to tell you of all. You i
must come and see for yourself. 1 have .
the goods. Come and see.
$ Genera ! Hardware and Furniture
- Fatuous Appeal to tie Patrot-
isfn of American , v-omen.
THE ENOEMOUS STEAL EXPOSED,1
How II Is Proposed to Tax tlic American -
can People For 7le Eeicilt of tl e
Stcmn.sh.y Trust IIousotvivcH of the
Country ? /ore Interested In Rcunc-
iiiST Expcnsvoa Than Adding ; to Them ,
The cxpi'ctuiit ship subsidynbenefi
ciaries are maiuttiiuiug a bureau at
j Washington to bring influence on con
gress to pass the pending bill , which
provides for a subsiuy , which will ii
"the event of its passage principally
inure to the beueiit of the steamship
trust. The latest effort of this bureau
to mold public opinion is a pathetic ap
peal to the pride of American women
to help in overcoming the "suppressing
of the stars and stripes upon the sea. "
This indirect way of urging congress
to pass the ship subsidy bill by a fatu
ous appeal to the patriotism of Ameri
can -women is at once seen to be but a
covert plea for the trust to be subsi
dised , from the statement made that
"there is feminine comfort in tha
thought that the very moment it ( the
bill ) is enacted orders will be placed
with American shipbuilders for sev
enty-live new American steamships , to
cost at least $40,000,000 , on the Atlan
tic coast alone. "
That lots the cat out of the bag , for
these ships will be entitled under the
bill to a subsidy of $ . " > per gross. ; ton a
year or $0.50 if engaged in the Philip
pine trade. As one of these large ocean
steamships would have a gross ton
nage of , say. 1(5,000 tons , her owners
would be paid $80,000 a year subsidy ,
and at the same average the seventy-
live ships Avonld Le entitled to a sub
sidy of ? G,000,000 a year , leaving those
to be built on the Pacific ocean eu >
tirely out of the calculation. But
that is not the total of the proposed
subsidies to be paid under the bill , for
the new mail lines proposed to be es
tablished will cost about 'jIJ.OGO.OOO a
year "in extra subsidies , or $9,000,000 in
As the ship subsidy hunters are ap
pealing to the women to champion their
cause , it may be well to remind those
of our wives and motlurs that have be
come interested that this large subsidy
to the magnates of the steamship trust
will have to be paid by taxation. It is
hardly necessary to remind the house
wives of the country that the tariff
and other taxes are now so high that in
consequence of the protection the trusts
enjoy under this Republican system of
taxing the many for the benefit of the
few the cost of living is now nearly 50
per cent higher than it was before the
present tariff subsidy bill was passed'
and the proposed ship subsidy bill will-
add to the burden.
What benefit will American women
gain by helping to pay the ship sub
sidy any more than they gam by pr.y-
ing the trusts the enormous subsidies
the tariff law gives those corporations' :
The appeal for a subsidy has always
been accompanied by an appeal to pa
triotism , for the fervent and avaricious
subsidy hunter is always for "the old
flag and an appropriation. " So don't
be led off by false appeals to help Un
cle Sam or for the stars and str'pea- '
which thes trust in.i rn.itw t'nvr.i.uli
their hired writers ! u ! e t j you. Tne 1
rich men who prop.--.1- ( > iavo t 10.- '
000.000 in ships , on which they '
receive an annual subsidy of $9.000-
000 or even $0,000,000 , can get along
very well without the subsidy , and you
will be that much batter off for not
having it to pay.
If the tariff was revise : ! so that the
cost of living would be reasonable and
the old and obsolete navigation laws
were repealed which have hampered
and retarded the growth of our mer
chant marine and those anxious to own
and sail ships could buy their vessels
in the markets of the world from who
ever would sell them the cheapest , the
American flag would soon be seen on
every sea , for with free ships and free
men the United States can beat the
world on the ocean , as she did in for
mer times before these Republican re
strictions defeated her natural suprem
Devastating the Forests.
The timber in the United States is
melting away like the snow in spring ,
yet our Republican politicians refuse
to abolish the tariff on lumber. To
show how suicidal this stand pat pol
icy is the statisticians declare that
there are only now standing in the
United States approximately 1,475-
000,000,000 feet of lumber and that
45,000,000,000 feet are being cut every
year. It is estimated that enough tim
ber is destroyed by fire or used for
other purposes to make the total con
sumption 7o,000OCO,000 feet annually ,
BO that there is not enough timber
standing to continue commercially for
more than twenty years. And yet. !
with this dearth staring them in the
face , the people of the United Sfates
continue a policy that prevents them
by tariff restrictions from drawing on
the timber supply of Canada and other
TJIP growth of corporations still con ?
tlmifs ami is increasing rather than di
minishing. For the ten months ending
with October * nearly a billion dollars
more of captital were Invested In corporations - ,
rations than for the same period In
100'4. the total for the present term be-1
ing $1.82-1,039,000 , and this vast sum I * '
confined "to those corporations with a
million or more capital. The trusts
seem to be' growing faster than the Republicans -
publicans can unhorse them.
. FEDERAL JNCOME TAX.
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' -Numerous Obntaclps In the Way bi
If we ai K TO have a federal income
tax. it Is evident that the income froir
land will escape taxation under the
decision of the supreme court in 1SOS
In that case Mr. Choate's argument
was so adroit that the court reversed
j itself and decided that to tax the in
come from land was to tnx the laud it
self. Now , an income tax that would
not apply to all the great landed pro
prietors would hardly be a fair and
just tax upon the income of others
who would have to pay it. There Is no
more equitable tax than .the tax upon
incomes if it is applied to all and
graded according to their means to pay
that is. the greater the income the
higher rate of taxation.
I 'resident Roosevelt in his speech al
EEarrisbur ; ; reiterated his opinion thai
incomes .should be taxed and also thai
great fortunes should be , if not confis
cated. at least greatly diminished bj
an inheritance tax. As it requires an
almost unanimous public sentiment to
amend the constitution , the income tax
looks like u faroff proposition miles ?
the incomes from land are allowed tc
go free of taxation. How , therefore ,
does President Roosevelt propose tc
carry out his recommendations ? There
would seem to be but one way. and
that is to so pack the supreme courl
that it Avill reverse its income tax de
cis'on. There is good reason to believe
that the majority of one against the
income tax hs : ; already been changed
by later appointments and that the de
cision to appoint Secretary Moody as
one of the justices will make a certain
majority in favor of an income tax
when such a question is again up for
There is a big obstacle to carryin
out this change in the complexion oi
the supreme court , for it requires "tlic
advice and consent cf the senate" tc
confirm a justice of the supreme court.
. .find there is a lurking suspicion that
the Republican majority of the senate
is not in full accord with taxing in
comes , and there will be more opposi
tion to the confiscation of large for
tunes through an excessive inheritance
The Democratic plan is to so amend
or enact laws that there will be no .
protection or special privileges to build
up these enormous fortunes , while the ,
Republican plan is to tax the many for j
the benefit of the few and then after
the few are dead confiscate a large
proportion of their ill gotten gains as
restitution for years of plundering.
One of Slany Dujiulvnjitaj-e.'j of Tarifl
Fowteretl Tru.'t : * .
Highly protected Germany , like liic
"Tinted States , has discovered that the
protective tariff fosters trr.sty and
combinations which force n ; > priccj
In consequence there , as here , the great
increase in the cost of living is farcin ?
the workmen to demand higher wages
and many people are denouncing a
policy that unnaturally advance. ; prices
beyond what limited incomes can hear
without privation. "
There is in ( Jeruuiny , as here , a hu-g , .
number of endowed charitable instil
tions which find under this increased
cost of living a partial stopping o'
their activity. It costs nearly 50 p. i
'ceit inoro ! otli in Goniu1 ; y : r.d lie i
to fi'tHl and clothe charit ; p.it''i.t-s ii.
hospiial ; an. ! i'ltirUt's of IK-ISM'S ! '
the c-'gM ami helpLtu ! > or .hui , t ! t
blind aud othrrs wlio.-
- > e cave uovoho
upon society. The incomes of these in
stitutions being practically stitionary ,
they are compelled to decrease the
number of those unfortunates they
shelter or reduce expenses , so that suf
fering is inevitable. This is one ot
the many disndvaiitigus of the tariff
fostered trusts and protecting them in
unduly advancing the price of their
Their Voices Mostly Ilutilieci.
The Republicans did not receive
much help in the late campaign from
those whom they have honored with
seats in the United States senate. The
voices of Plait and Depew were hush
ed in Xcw Yo. ! : . Penroso and Knox
turned their attention to machine poli
tics rather than oratory. Drytleu an ; ]
Kean relied upon cash in New Jersey
for that is all they know of politico. Dicl :
in Ohio , under the new pact to bc.jt
Roosevelt , has become a kind of "mr
too" to Foraker , whose fire alarm UK
terances are enough for both of them
Burton is In jail , and poor old Hippie-
Mitchell is dead , and Allison fe suffer
ing from old age , and so the list migh :
be extended. But the cabinet have
done yeoman's service , yet what has it
amounted to ? The result would have j
been the same if they had stayed in
Washington. Wherever Shaw spoke
the Republicans lost votes.
The rc-rest Octopizx.
The "wireless trust" appears to be
the latest octopus thnt will charge all
the trafac will boar sr.i'l with its multiplex - ,
plex Improvements.will be able to n 'icl'
or receive from ono station simultane
ously as many messages as there are
operators. There will be no trouble
about getting the news if you only
have the price.
The Price oC tlliprir.
A change of eighty-seven vote ? in the
legislative districts would have clianpr- ,
ed the complexion of the Delaware l gj j
islature , and there were hundreds of j ; *
Democrats who did nqf vote. Eternal ] ' "
vigilance is the price of liberty.
Ii Col I Stornpre.
The Fairbanks presidential boom has '
been so carefullj * kept in cold storage <
that it begins to look as unpromising
as a last year's turkey. J
aa a 3ledlcine.
"V"hen I'lvas a boj-j , " said . .tire-old
man , "they often made'me take a little
j soap as a medicine. It did uie good.
"Soap was prescribe I In the village
! for cramps , for sick headache , for a
balf dozen complaints. The people ad
mitted that it was a nauseous dose , but
on the other hand they pointed to its
"When I was taken down my mother
would cut from the cake of yellow
soap in the kitchen a chunk about as
big as a chestnut.
" 'Now , soiinjV she would say. 'swal-
Icr this , ' and she'd hold the yellow mor
sel in thumb and forefinger close to my
"I'd begin to whimper. The smell of
it and the idea of the lather that would
form in my mouth the lather I'd have
to swallow would fill me with despair.
But my mother was inexorable. With
stiff lips I'd take the soap into uiy
mouth. I'd chew the soft and slippery
stuff a little and then , with a groan
and a dreadful gulp. I'd swallow it.
"Horrors ! " said the old man , smiling.
"I can still taste those doses of soap
that were so common in the village in
my boyhood . "
The Allgemeine Rundscau. Vienna ,
in an article on the Jewish question
and anti-Semitism , has this to say as
to Jewish thrift : ' 'If we could only in
duce our own lower class to acquire
the Jew's thrift , his industry , his sense
of order , his scrupulous exactitude , his
religious loyalty and love for his fam
ily the Jew on his darker side would
appear fair Isss dangerous to them than
is at present the case. If one Sunday ,
by way of interesting experiment , one
were to conduct an inquiry into the
station , wealth and religion of visitors
to the various public houses , the fol
lowing result would transpire : A large
number of the guests would be Chris
tians who -would do far better to save
than spend their money in alcoholic re
freshments , gaming and tobacco. There
might be a few Jews , but at the most
they would content themselves with a
cup of coffee. " *
An Ancient Hebrew Bible.
The highest amount ever offered for
a single volume was tendered by a
number of wealthy Jewish merchants
of Venice to Pope Julius II. for a very
ancient Hebrew Bible. It was then be
lieved to be an original copy of the
Septuagiut version made from the He
brew into Greek in 277 B. C. , careful
copies of the Hebrew text having been
prepared at that date for the use of
the seventy translators. The offer to
Julius was 20,000 , which , considering
the difference between the value of
money then and now , would in our day
represent the princely sum of $ GOO.OOO.
Julius was at that time gieatly pressed
for money to maintain the holy league
which the pope had organized against
France , but in spite of his lack of
funds he declined the offer.
Weight of n Lion.
"What does a lion weigh ? " Ask that
question of any acquaintance and see
what he will say. Those who best
know the look of the king of beasts
and how small his lithe body really is
will probably come furthest from the
truth. About 300 to 330 pounds is a
usual estimate. But this is below the
mark. A full grown lion will tip the
scales at no less than 500 pounds.
Five hundred and forty pounds is the
record for an African lion. His bone
is solid and heavy as ivory. The tiger
runs the lion very close. A Bengal
tiger killed by an English officer scaled
520 pounds. A tiger of this size has ,
however , considerably greater muscu
lar strength than the biggest lion.
Millers' Rest Customers.
The forty odd million sacks of flour
consumed yearly in the United King
dom are mainly eaten in the form of
bread. In the houses of the rich and
in the best hotels bread is sparingly
eaten , but among the middle classes
and in workmen's homes it forms a
considerable portion of the diet. As
the latter class predominate and as
their families are the most numerous ,
it is not improbable that the children
under sixteen consume about three-
fifths of the total flour sold in the
United Kingdom. In a commercial
sense , therefore , the children are the
millers' best friends. London Milling.
Rule the "Roost" or "Roast ? "
Steuen Gardener , an under cooke in
the Cardinal Wolfe Wolsey hys house ,
and afterwardes allowed of kynge
Henry the eyght to be a master cooke ,
and hys principall cooke for a longe
tyrne , ruled the roste in ye kynge's
house as boldly and as saucely as hys
maister dyd before him , as ye blowe
upon his cheke that my Lorde of War-
wyke gave him may bare wytnes.
Spiritual ! Physic , 1555.
"What ! " said the judge. "You ex
pect me to send your husband to prison
when you acknowledge that you threw
five flatirons at him and he only threw
one at you ? "
"Yes ; that's all right , judge , " said
the irate woman , "but , then , the one
he threw hit me. "
"They bill and coo a good deal. "
"That's all a bluff. "
"Then you think they are only mock
turtledoves ? " LouisvilleCourierJour
" - Willie Pa , what's a tonic ? Pa-
It's something you take to brace you
up. Willie Well , what's teutonic
'something to brace you too much ?
Look beneath the surface. Let not
the quality of a thing nor its worth eg- '
tape thee. Marcus Aurelius ; :
Perfect In quality.
FJtotierato In price *
"Be Ready '
It's letting * disease f as-
ten itself that kills. *
lurk in every neglected
cough or cold. Most
things are easily cured
if taken in time , espec
ially throat and lung
with tar "will cure a
cough as quickly as it
should be cured. Jt
does not dry it up or
i drug it away. It is a
vegetable remedy that
builds up and strength
ens cures nature's way.
The one time to cure a
cough or cold is when
it starts. It can't get
firmly seated if you
have this remedy at
PRICE 25 CENTS
NEW TIME TABLE , -C.&N.W.
Xo. 2 , Daily except Saturday. . . . 9:43 p. m. . Pass
No. c. Dailj . ' . . ' . -1-133 a.m. . Pass
Xo. 8L , Daily , except Sunday . . .4:00 p. m , local
Xo. 116 , Daily . 5:20 a. nil. loca
Xo. 1. Dail5 % except Sunday. . . .6:50 p. m. , Pass
. , . , . . ' . . . .
No. 5 .Daily : .1:17 a. in. , Pa.'s
No. si , Daily except Sunday . o'ilO a. m. . Icca
No. 119 , ( doesn't carry passengers ) . . . .11:45 p.m
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Only $1 a.Year
Dr. Barnes , eye specialist of
Omaha , will be at the Valentine
House , Friday , Jan. 11. Don't
forget the date. * 503
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