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BRYAN AS PMPHET
FAILS TO QUALIFY
Smart Clothes for
Disasters Ha JPmntmU Never
Aa Eqaality ef Opportunities Se
cared for Wage Earners.
The only baking powder made from
Royal Grape Cream of Tartar, the
officially approved ingredient for
a wholesome, high-class powder
There Is greater deceptiMia the MkcfMctagpM
Closed observe Ike kkd ass ftccartalasf
POSTAL SAVINGS BANKS
Machinery ef Congress Already
Started for Postal Savings
A Safe and Sane Flan for the Con
venience of the People and the
Encouragement of Thrift.
"We favor the establishment of a
postal savings bank system for the con
venience of the people and the encour
agement of thrift."
This is the declaration of the Repub
lican national platform, and postal sav
ings banks will without doubt be au
thorized by law and established as a
part of our financial system by the
action of Congress at its coming ses
sion, which will be convened In Decem
ber. Indeed, much has 'already been
accomplished towards the enactment of
this law. At the last session of Con
gress a bill was carefully prepared
which met with the approval of the
Postmaster General, 'and was reported
ujRn favorably by the Senate Commit
tee on Post Offices and Post Roads.
This bill is now on the Senate calendar
and can be acted upon as soon as Con
gress is convened.
The scoM of the proposed law Is set
forth in the committee report, which la
in part as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to place
at the d!sjosa! of ieopIe of small
means the machinery of the Postotflce
Department to aid and encourage them
to save their earnings. The subject of
Iostal savings banks or depositories Is
not new in this country and It may be
truly said to be quite familiar to the
people of Kuroitc and the British colon
ies. The propriety of establishing
lostal savings banks became the sub
ject of discussion in England as early
as 1S07. Every objection to such use
of the iostilice facilities urged In this
country was vigorously pressed in the
long-continued discussion of the subject
For over fifty years private savings
institutions waged bitter opposition to
the growing sentiment iu favor of postal
savings banks, but notwithstanding
such opp- ltlonin 1SG1 an act of Par
liament as passed entitled "An act
to grant additional facilities for de
positing small savings with the security
of the government for the due repay
ment thereof." That the alarm of pri
vate institutions was ill founded is
amply proven by the recorded fact that
the private savings banks increased
their capital by more than ten millions
of dollars In the first fifteen years fol
lowing the establishment of postal sav
. That the postal savings institutions
proved successful Is satisfactorily at
tested by the fact that no backward
step has ever been taken in England on
this subject and by the. further fact
that in rapid succession the lead of
Gents' Furnishing Goods
TOCT.TAHT.1R GOODS AT
405 1 1th Street,
i tka ever seisft.
England was' taken by other'countrles.
The primary purpose of these insti
tutions Is to encourage thrift sad a
saving disposition among the people of
small means by placing at their dis
posal in every part of the country
ready facilities for the depositing of
small sums, with absolute assurance of
repayment on demand with a low rate
of interest on a limited aggregate
Postal Savimsa Bamka Needed.
In certain parts of our country sav
ings institutions are sufficiently numer
ous to accommodate the people, but
such areas are quite limited, being con
fined to New England and New York.
It is alleged that by reason of the num
ber and location of savings banks there
is one savings account to every 'two of
-the population of New England, where
as in all the country outside New En
gland and New York the average is
only one savings account to every 157
of the population. Taking such figures
to be approximately correct and recog
nizing the fact that the people of all
sections of this country are pretty
much the same in habits, inclinations,
and purposes, it must be obvious to the
most casual observer that the people
of the South, the Middle West, and the
West do not save their earnings as do
those of New England from the mere
want of secure places In which deposits
may be made.
To those who feel inclined to believe
that the establishment of postal sav
ings depositories will involve an ele
ment of paternalism It seems quite suf
ficient to suggest that the machinery of
the Postoffiee Department Is now In ex
istence and will continue to exist with
out diminution of expense whether
such depositories are created or not
and that the establishment of these
depositories for the benefit of the
people will not Involve one farthing of
loss to the Post-Office Department, but
will probably, on the contrary, prove
more than self-sustaining. Very slight
computation will clearly demonstrate
that the postal savings depositors can
not burden the Post-Office Department
with any additional deficiency.
Favors Pafcllclty Law.
If I am elected President. I shall
urge upon Congress, with every hoie
of success, that a law be passed requir
ing a filing in a Federal office of a
statement of the contributions received
by committees and candidates in elec
tions for members of Congress and in
such other elections as are constitu
tionally within the control of Congress.
From lion. Wm. n. Taffs sjeech ac
cepting Presidential nomination,
Ethel "Papa, if a Hon should swal
low me should I die?" Papa "Of
course, dear." Ethel "And shoM I
go to heaven?" Papa "Being such a
good little girl, you certainly would."
Ethel "And would the lion have to
Lesson in English.
"Pa, what Is the meaning of incon
sistency?" asked Freddy. "Inconsis
tency, my son," exclaimed pa, "means
a man who growls all day and then
goes home and kicks the dog for bark
ing at night"
OPPOSITE II 1LWJXB Zim.
Gold Standard Does Vot Bay, Mar
Does It Write Tatars Im Blood.
As a prophet William leanings Bry
an has never keen a success. The ca
laatltles which he has foretold would
have brought anltarttsd disaster to the
cotatry if they had ever seen realized.
Bet they Merer easse to pees. The har
rowing pictures whleh he painted were
merely fgmeats of his imagination,
bused ea absolutely so foundation
It Is well to have Americas remem
ber that prophecies altered by the ora
tor of the Platte asset be discounted
fully 100 per cent for all signs indi
cate that he feels the fates once store
end Is aboet te begin prophesying
cjrain. A seals Casseailss. Mr. Bryan
might bj this time have learned that
the forecast of evil wfll sever be be
lieved by those who have found that
in the past bis vstldsations have Owes
but empty air.
"Driving Ceamtry te Xnim."
For Instance, when Mr. Bryan was a
member of the Moves ef Representa
tives la 1882 he was absolutely certain
that pretectieo waa driving the coun
try headlong to rack and rota, sad la
bis speech delivered March If ef that
year be drew the following agonising
"Protection has been oar cannibal
tree, and as oae after another of our
farmers hss been driven by the fores
of circumstances upon that tree and
has Dean crashed within Its folds Mi
companions have stood around aad
shouted, Oreat la protection I'
Thus in every State, so far as these
statistics have been collected, the pro
portion of home owning farmers Is de
creasing and that of tenant farmers
1 Defeasing. This means but one thing.
It means a land of landlords and ten
ants, and, backed by the history of
every nation that has gone down, I say
to you that no1 people can continue
a free people under a free government
when the great majority of Its citizens
are tenants of a small minority. Tour
system (protective tariff) baa driven
the farm owner from his land and
substituted the farm tenant."
How far this picture portrays the
America of to-day er the America of
any year since he made that spsMCb
eiiy American can answer. Even In
Mr. Bryan's own State be can find an
answer right at his doors, for the farm
loidt of Nebraska have doubled in
"Murderous Gold Standard." -
Bui during the four years succeeding
rhr.t speech Mr. Bryan's agitation grew
no less opr did the demon which be
had raised In his owa imagination hide
with diminished head, for in 1896 he
again saw destitution threatening the
country. He had a remedy for it, a
panacea, a fetich which be held up for
worship free silver. Here are some
of the things Mr. Bryan said would
happen if the gold standard were con
tinued: "1 reply that if protection has slain
it thousands the gold standard has
sliria Its tens of thousands." From
speech at Democratic National Conven
tion, July, 1806.
"Do not let the Republicans beguile
yn: about the future. The future Is
written Jn blood crushed out of you by
gold." From speech st Erie, Pa., Au
"Ah, my friends, there is another
reason why people have gone Into the
cities and left the farms. It' is be
cause year legislation has been caus
ing the foreclosure of mortgages upon
the farms. Mark my words!
If the gold standard goes on and peo
ple continue to complain, the gold stan
dard advocates Instead of trying to Im
prove the condition of the people will
be recommending that you close your
schools so that the people will not real
ize bow much they are suffering."
From speech at Monmouth, 111., Octo
But wbem has the gold standard
plain? What future did It write m
blood? What district schools did It
close? Again the condition of the
cesatsy makes a calm reply, confuting
the impassioned orator.
CamseJplng again in 1900 Mr. Bry
an decided that imperialism waa an
other danger to the country. If it were
continued the Foarth of July would be
forgotten by all Americans and the
"spirit of T6" would become s thing
of the past Speaking at Lincoln, Mr.
Sees Death. ef Patriotism.
The fight this year will be to carry
ont the sentiment of that song we have
so often repeated, .'My Country, Tis of
Thee.' If we lose, our children .and
our children's children will not succeed
to the spirit of that, song, aud celebra
tions of the Fourth of July will pass
auay. for the spirit of the empire will
be upon us."
Is there any spot in these United
Stares 'here the spirit of 1776 is dead
and forgotten, and the Fenrth July
ssnosnlngiass date on-the ealemdar?-'
One of the BMfc'rldkoteas ef-
prophecies was coats mod
Mr. Bryan, medem support ef Jadge
Parker daring, the campaign ef 1S04.
when he attacked President Roosevelt
bitterly. .This prophecy had it that
military desunllsm was sare to fellow
the decrease m the sfam of the staastis
army- la this speech Mr. Bryan alee
esjphaaked thefts that. lie yrimjAm
aad always woatese.sSrm.belletar. in
the nrlncfple eCftee sUver. He
ap ha psattsa ea this
219-21-23 West Eleventh St.
Uie roTIovrrng sChTeuee:
"I believe to-day in the principles set
forth at Chicago and Kansas City (1G
to 1) and shall continue to fight for
TEE VEEM0NT ELECTION.
Sesult of Vietory Indicates Undi
minished Majorities for Republi
cans in sTovember.
Raymond, the Washington corre
spondent of the Chicago Tribune, who
is regarded as one of the most reliable
political writers in the country, regards
the result of the Vermont election as
presaging absolute victory for Mr. Taft
In a recent special dispatch to the
Tribune Raymond said:
"Practically speaking, the result of
Tuesday's election is more favorable to
the Republicans than they had any
right to expect, because there has been
n" determined campaign for the purpose
of ?nskhig a good showing in Vermont
and few of the big guns of the party
have been put on the stump there this
. "There is, of course, a slight falling
off lc the vote of both Republics ns and
Duiocrats. as compared with four
years ago, but this was entirely to be
exacted, because at that time Roose
velt was the nominee of bis party for
I resident, aud the result In Vermont In
that year was merely a forerunner of
the tremer-dous landslide which took
plnee Ml! ever the country.
"As It is, the plurality of over 29,000
at yesterday's election Is taken to be
nn indication that while the campaign
this year Is not to be a sensational one,
the election of Mr. Taft Is foreshadowed
by a safe majority.
"If Vermont can be taken as an In
dex of the condition of public opinion
throughout the country, it means that
in the November election, whatever
strength the Independence League de
velops In the other States will come
almost exclusively from Bryan" and not
"The Vermont Democrats, while few
in number, are extremely rockrlbbed in
their sentiments. They make a point of
going to the polls year after year aud
carry on a hopeless fight merely be
cause they want to set a good example
to the Democrats in other Spates. In
1806 they repudiated Bryan and the free
silver heresy, and they did It largely
by stayiug at home on election day.
The result was a plurality of a little
over 40.000 for McKiuIey. which has
been a record In Vermont elections. In
the State elections of 1000 and 1004
the Democratic vote was practically
We invite all who desire choice
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all other meats to call at our
market on Eleventh street. We
also handle poultry and fish and
oysters in season.
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tools and implements to be
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It will save you time when
spring opens up. We keep
only the latest and best in
buggies and carriages
Our horseshoes stick and
don'trlame your horse
, try them
William H. Taft's gpeeeh of Accept
ance Gives Party Sscord in Behalf
(William H. Taft in his speech of ac
ceptance.) We come now to the question of la
bor. One important phase of the poli
cies of the present administration has
been an anxiety te secure for the wago
.earner an equality of opportunity and
such positive statutory protection as
shall place him on s level in dealing
with his employer.
The Republican party has passed an
employers' liability act for Interstate
railroads, and has established an. eight
hour law for government employes aud
on government construction. The es
sence of the reform effected by the for
med, Is the abolition of the fellow-servant
rule and the introduction of the
comparative negligence theory by
which an employe irfjfprett in the service
of his employer dees not loss all his
right to recover because of slight negli
gence en bis part
Then there is the act providing for
compensation for injury to government
employes, together with the various
statutes requiring safety appliances
upon interstate commerce railroads for
the protection of their employes and
limiting the hours of their employment.
These are all instances of the desire
of the Republican party to do Justice to
Doubtless a more comprehensive
measure for eomnensatlon of govern
ment employes win be adopted In the
future; the principle in such cases has
been recognised and in the necessarily
somewhat slow course of legislation
will be more fully embodied In definite
The interests of the employer and the
employe never differ except when it
comes to a division of the joint profit
of labor and capital into dividends and
wages. This must be a constant source
of periodical disousslon between the
employer and the employe, as indeed
).- iuc um iciuui ui iuc ruiiujuirui.
To give to employes their proper po
sition in such a controversy, to enable
them to maintain themselves against
employers having great capital, they
may well unite, because in union there
is strength, and without It, each indi
vidual laborer and employe would be
helpless. The promotion of the indus
trial peace through the Instrumentality
of the trade agreement Is often one of
the results of such union when Intelli
There is a large body of laborers,
however, skilled and unskilled, who are
not organized into unions. Their rights
before the law are exactly the same as
those of the union men, und are to be
protected with the same care and
In order to Induce their employer
into a compliance with their request
for changed x terms of employment,
workmeu have the right to strike in a
They, have a right to use such per
suasion as they may, provided it does
not reach the point of duress, to lend
their reluctant co-laborers to Join them
In their uuion against their employer,
and tuey have a right, if tbey choose,
to accumulate funds to support those
engaged in a strike, to delegate to of
ficers the power to direct the action of
the union, and to withdraw themselves
and their associates fron dealings with
or giving custom to those with whom
they are In controversy.
TAFT'S KINDNESS TO BUNS.
Overrules Washington Monument
Begulation for Benefit of the
The kind benrtcdness of Mr. Taft
and his sincere, common sense sym
pathy with the unfortunates in this
world has Just been brought to the at
tention of the blind in a peculiar way.
Away up in the top of the Washing
ton monument, where thousands go to
behold the beauties of the nation's
capital, the Columbia Polytechnic in
stitute, which seeks to moke It possi
ble for the adult blind of the Ignited
States to rise above conditions of de
pendence by becoming self sustaining,
placed on sale souvenir post cards
manufactured by Its blind. Seme sen
timental persons took the view that
this was undignified and succeeded in
having the superintendent of public
buildings and grounds order the cards
removed. F. E. Cleaveland, principal
of the institute, appealed to Mr. Taft,
then secretary of war and within
whose Jurisdiction came the office of
public buildings and grounds. It took
only a few words to convince the sec
retary that the blind should have the
benefit of this privilege, and the cards
-were again placed on sale in the mon
ument "For this action," said Principal
Cleaveland in discussing the incident,
"Mr. Taft deserves the gratitude of
every blind person, particularly the
progressive blind, who are striving to
help their less fortunate fellows."
In Georgia the electors must have a
majority, and with Watson, Ilisgen and
Chatin pulling away from them the
liryauites are Ijeconung apprehensive.
Trees Like the Human Family.
Trees, like animals, eat. sleep,
grow and die. Every cne knows this,
yet not every cne is aware that trees
tear their clothes and have to mend
them, that they jostle cue another like
rude boys in a crowd, the strong over
powering the weak.
PILES! PILES! PILES!
Williams' Indian Pile 'Ointment will care
Blind, Bleeding and Itching Piles. It atorba
the tamore, allays Itch fog at one?, acts as a poul
tice, gives instant relief. Williams' Indian Pile
Ointment i prepared for Piles aad itching of the
private parts. Bold by druscMta, mail 50c and
UM. William' MT Co. Pros, Cleveksd, O.
"While attending court in New
Hampshire on one occasion," says a
prominent member of the Boston bar,
"I was greatly amused by the evidence
of a woman who was striving to prove
an alibi for a boy in a horse-stealing
"A witness testified that he had seen
the boy at the village on that day;
whereupon the woman sprang from
her chair and exclaimed:
" 'He wa'n't out, neither! His pants
was a-hangin' on the clothes line all
day."' Illustrated Sunday Magazine.
A Dependable Boy.
"Oh, yes, I'm bringing my boy up in
the way he should go."
"Why, when Johnny and I happen
to be in a street car together and a
lady that 1 know comes in I've trained
Johnny to get right up and give her
"And supposing there are two ladies
that you know?"
"Say, I'm talking about Johnny."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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erything neat and clean.
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No. 1ft 2si2 p in
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No. 8 (1:10 p ra
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No. CO 5:20 am
SPALDINO A ALBION.
No. 79 msd..d 60 a m
No. 77 mid .
No. 29 pas .
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No. 78 mxd.
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:o. :u pas ..dlaupm
ito. 32 pan .
No. 70 mzd
.al2 30 p m
..a 7:00 am
Daily except Sunday.
Vos, 1, 2, 7 and 8 nm extra fare trains.
Nos. 4. 5. 13 and 14 are local passengers.
NfH. r8 and 59 are local freichts.
Nos. 9 and 16 are mail trains only.
No !4 doe in Omaha 4:15 p. m.
No. 6 (1oh in Omaha 5:00 p. m.
B "amvjl T V H
I IQDiA I
mm-m-w - m
young dresser, - woi
wants the limit in atylC.
weve met with tfcoav
success in clothing theae?
young fellows in onl
Collegian clothes. The:
is always a"disthiiru1ah-.
ed" air about the cut and ,
style of these explunver
young men's suits that?
may be called extreme
because they are Ex
treme, for every i&eaw
kink thats new is showns
here. The iabricsiar
swell and prices pleasing
$10. $12. $15.
$18, $20, $22
THE COLORADO SPECIAL.
Electric Lighted Throughout.
This superbly appointed flrst-claes
train running daily to Denver viattie
Union Pacific, and equipped with Buffet
Observation Sleeping Car, Pullman Pal
ace Sleeping Car, Free reclining Chair
Cars, Dynamo Baggage Car. and Dining
Cur (meals a la carte), is all elecmc
lichted throughout All sleeping car
pnsseojgers have access to the observa
tion parlor both in the Parlor Oars and
the Sleeping Cars without extra charge.
For reaervntionson this snd other Union
Pacitic trains inquire of G Brown.
The right partr caar I
hecuro an t-xrellent uoition. larr
or comtnii!ioii for Columba? and vi
cinity, gtate ftK. former occunatio I
anil iriro rofornnro. Addnwtt F.TWK
MOV .MS l.inin!n WaH. Si
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sential. Visibility &
Speed in the Under
wood (Tabnlator) type
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THE hardest ort of
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successfully a r e 't h e
clothes lor the daptfefe
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CORONATION BAIL OCT 2?
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