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THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION.
The republicans of the state of Nebra
ska are hereby culled to meet in conven
tion in the city of Lincoln on Tuesday.
July 2G, at 12 o'clock noon for the pur
pose of adopting a platform and select
ing a state central committee and for the
transaction of uch other Imeinean as
may properly come before the conven
tion. The convention shall be made
up of delegates chosen by the republi
cans of the respective counties of the
state at the regular delegate county con
ventions, in the manner provided by law,
apportioning one delegate for each lf0
votes, or fraction thereof, cast at the
1903 election for O. O. Hell, republican
uotninee for presidential elector. Said
apportionment entitles the several coun
ties to the following representation in
AlldUlB. 13 .lollUMlU 'J
AntelojMj 11 Kearney 7
llanurr .. 1 Keith .. ... -
Blaine 1 Kfju l'nhn a
Koone It Kluilmll 1
Box liutte 4 Kims.. li
Uoyd ti IjiucaMur M
Brown Lincoln 10
Hutlalo ... 17 lo;iiu I
Burt IS I .on i
Butler . Mcl'herwm 'J
Caw l'" Madibou II
Cedar 11 Merrick h
Chase ' .Morrill 3
t'hero---- " Nance 7
Cheytiniiu 3 Nemaha ..11
Clay 13 Nuckolls 10
Coif as 8 Otoe IS
Cuming y I'awnee 10
Custer 1 Perkine 2
Dakota l'lielm. 10
Dawee C Pierce 7
Duwfcon. 1-' Platte 11
Deuel 1 Polk s
Dixon . tied Willow .... .s
D.tdffe !' Uicliardaon II
Dnuylmi 11 Kock..... "
Dundy. ........ 3 Saline 11
Fillmore 12 Sarpy "
Prankliu ... 7 Saunilern lfi
Frontier. 7 SootCu ltlutl- . .
Furnus 'J Sewanl. i:i
liiiKu, r Sheridan
arfield - Sherman -r.
(iunluu "- Sioux 3
JoHper 3 Stanton .. -"
(rant I Thbjer 11
(ireele 7 Thomas . . 1
Hall 1" Thuretou '
Hamilton . .. II Valley 7
Harlan Washington 11
Hujeu 2 Wajne '.'
Hitchcock I Webster .
Holt 10 Wheeler -'
Hooker 1 York. V
leffercon U Total sVi
JUDGE PROUTY, "REFORMER."
The defeat of Representative Hull
for renomination in the seventh con
gressional district of Iowa, is alluded
to by the reform press as an "insurgent
victory a victory of honesty over dis
honesty, and a rebuke to Cannonism."
While the nomination of Judge Frouty
is an insurgent victory, his defeat of
Hull was not a victory of honesty over
For twenty .years Hull has repre
sented the seventh Iowa district in
congress. When he was first elected
he was a poor man, and he is a poor
man today. If, as charged by the
insurgents, he has represented what is
termed the "System," then Hull ought
to be a millionaire. But the fact that
be is a poor man today as he was when
he served his first term, is proof sulli
cient to brand as false the stories coin
ed by Judge Prouty and his friends.
Iu every campaigu Hull has made for
a re-election he has been compelled to
fight a large corruption fund contrib
uted by his enemies. In three cam
paigns the Greenbay Lumber com
pany, represented by its president,
James Berryhill, fought the renomina-
tiou of Hull, aud in every campaign
was defeated. Then the work of des
troying Hull politically was turned
over to Judge Prouty, for years the
attorney lor the Greenbay Lumber
company. Prouty is a millionaire and
made his mnuey in questionable laud
deals over thirty years ago. When
the government was allowing politi
cians to practically steal large bodies
of pine timber land, Judge Prouty was
one of the beneficiaries. He secured
title to valuable tracts of land in Wis
consin ami Minnesota, which has since
placed him in the millionaire class and
enabled him to purchase a nomination
for a congressional seat.
The defeat of Hull is Iowa's shame.
A valuable member of the house, who,
for twenty years was faithful to his
trust, has been turned down and an
alleged reformer of the Isaac Steph
enson brand placed in nomination, and
his success in buying enough demo
crats to vote the republican primary
ticket has been heralded throughout
the country as "a great victory for the
ground safe. These jewels have, of
course, nothing to do with the crown
jewels, which are kept in the tower.
They are the private property of the
royal family. Queen Alexander's
personal jewelry is of immense value,
and for precaution's sake has, we be
lieve, been all duplicated in paste.
But Windsor castle is not the place for
the enterprising burglar to go "a burg
ling." There is an old law, still
unrepealed, which enables the ieigning
sovereigu to put to death any person
or persons through whose carelessness
any of his gems may be lost. What
would happen to a burglar one shud
ders to contemplate.
The royal library at Windsor con
tains over 100,000 volumes, among
them many that would fetch enormous
prices if put up at auction. There is
a Metz Psalter for which a collector
would sell his last stick, a Charles I
Shakespeare, a magnificent Caxton on
vellum, and other treasures too numer
ous to mention.
Below the library is a room contain
ing one of the finest collections of
prints in existence. These alone would
probably fetch fifty to seventy thous
and pounds if sold. In the same room
are no fewer than 20,000 drawings of
the old masters and a collection of
over 1,000 miniatures. The late
Queen Victoria collected these min
iatures. Besides all these aucient treasures,
King George will presumably inherit
the great collection of valuable objects
got together by his father. These
include the coronation presents, valued
at over a quarter of a million, and
many Indian works of art, including
a wonderful embossed shield of solid
gold given by a number of rajahs.
There is lo reigning monarch in the
world, not even the Tsar of all the
Russians, who is master of such an
amazing collection of beautiful aud
valuable objects aa is George V.
FARMER OWNS NATION.
It is further recommended that no
proxies be allowed, and that delegates
present from each of the respective co
unties be authorized to have the full
vote of their delegation. In accordance
with the rules of the republican state
committee, credentials of delegates to
the convention bhould be tiled with the
secretary of the state rommittee at least
five days before the date of said conven
tion. The members of the county central
committee for each county, who are to
conduct the HHU campaign, must be
chosen at the delegate county convention
which elects delegates to said state con
vention, and reports at once to the Mate
(Signed) Clyde IiAU.VAKD.Sec'y.
Mvhon L. Leaknku, Vice-Ohairman.
Dated Lincoln, Neb., June Hi, 191(1.
The democratic party continues to
make good as a party of protest.
Listen to the howling roar of "har
mony" in the democratic camp. Too
many generals want to lead the fight.
Who are the corporation agents at
democratic banquets that are suppress
ing Bryan's letters. Is chairman J.
C. Byrnes one of them?
The insurgents in the republican
state convention of Minnesota numbers
less than a dozen. All the other del
egates voted to endorse the Taft administration.
Governor Shallenberger refused to
squander 875,000 of the tax payers
money by declining to call an extra
session of the legislature at the demand
of the Bryanites.
After screaming for twenty years for
a postal savings bank law, the demo
crats in congress lined up against the
measure on its final passage. You
can't trust a democrat to support even
his own party platform.
Although Mr. Bryan was 3,000
miles away, the reach of Ohio demo
crats was long enough to give him a
black eye. This swat, added to the
one delivered by Governor Shallen
berger, makes two discolored optics for
The Peerless in one week. But wait
until Bryan gets back! There'll be
something doin' in the ranks of the
TREASURES KINGS INHERIT.
Both Windsor castle and Bucking
ham palace are overflowing with treas
ures of every description plate, pic
tures, jewels, statuary, books and relies
of enormous historic value. When the
late king came to the throne he found
valuables of all kinds locked away.
iiiiilnplayed and uucatalogued, and
worse than all absolutely unprotect
ed from fire.
During his all too brief reign Kiug
Edward effected a complete revolution.
Iu the first place he installed electric
light all through both the chief royal
residences, in the second he put in
every possible appliance and arrange
ment for fire fighting, and after that
extended the royal library, inspected
the gold pantry, and had all the vari
ous treasures of the two palaces prop
erly inventoried ami displayed.
The value of the plate alone which
King George inherits is almost inesti
mable. The so-called gold pantry at
Wiudsur consists of two large fire proof
store rooms iu which is kept plate of
an estimated value of ,7i0,000
The gold plate which is used for
state banquets weighs over five tons.
It is not, of course, all solid gold. If
the larger pieces were gold they would
be too heavy to move at all. Some of
the epennies take four men to lift.
These are of silver silt. It takes oue
man to carry two dishes or eight plates.
The latter are of pure gold.
There is not much ancient English
plate in the gold pantry. Charles I.
melted down all the plate of his day
aud coined it into money. But there
are some exquisite foreign pieces,
among them a great silver flagon taken
from the flagship of the Spanish
Armada, and the famous Nautilus
cup, made by that master of the art,
Bevuto Cellii. There is a shield by
the same great Italian, and the won
derful gold tiger'a head taken from
Tippoo Sahib's throne after the storm
ing of Seringapatam in 1790.
This tiger's head is a marvelous work
of art. It is life sized, aud its teeth
and eyes are cut out of pure rock crys
tal. Another relic captured at the
same time is the jewelled bird railed
the "Uma." In shape it is like a
pigeon, with a peacock's tail. lis
feathers blaze with precious stones,
and a magnificent emerald bangs from
its breast. According to an old India
legend, whoever owns this bird will
There is also a shield formed of
snuffboxes and valued at 0,000 pounds,
and a great quantity of beautiful cups
and salvers, among them a rose water
fountain of silver designed hy the late
prince consort, and weighing nearly
Detectives who reside at the castle
as ordinary officials guard these vast
treasures of plate, and also the jewels
which are locked in another under-
The farmer, not the money king of
Wall street, is the real owner of the
United States. The glean of his fields
is another Aladdin story, only instead
of rubbing a lamp he has simply scrap
ed the ground.
Our cereal crops last year were worth
83,000,000,000, which is sufficient to
pay for all the tools, implements and
machinery of the whole of American
industry. While this sum seems huge
as it stands alone, you have only to go
back a few years in the story of our
agriculture to see the miracle of steady
iucrease that has been achieved.
Eleven years ago the value of all our
farm products for a single year was
reckoned at 84,417,000,000. You
have already seen how that figure was
doubled by UK)!). During these years
the sum total that the soil has yielded
the farmers is 870.000,000,000. The
advance is so steady and sure that you
can almost calculate upon it year after
Compare this record with the ebb
and flow of earnings in steel or any
other industry, and you will realize as
never ltefore how agriculture keeps
the even tenor of its prosperous wa) ,
unmindful of panic or depression.
Why? Simply liecause land is stable,
aud, given proper methods of farming
the more you take out of it the more
valuable it becomes. It cannot be
moved away, it is, in truth, the very
foundation of the nations' material
welfare. It would take 824,000,000,
000 to buy our farm lands, and their
value is real and not watered, save by
irrigation. Isaac F. Marcosson in
"SCRAPPING" A CITY.
In New York lately a twenty story
building has been torn down to make
way for a new sky scraper. Less than
twenty years ago thia building, a good
one for that period, cost two million
dollars. Because it was not quite up
to the highest present standards it is
thrown into the scrap heap. The
owners find it profitable to throw away
a fairly good building to make way
for a better one.
In Lincoln the same thing is being
done on a smaller scale. A good sized
building that is yet profitable is soon
to be in the hauds of the wreckers,
making way for a modern office and
bank building. American business,
with its unbounded enterprise and
"nerve" does such things constantly.
Buildings, machinery, ships are scrap
ped the moment better buildiugs aud
machinery are to be had. The cour
age to throw away good materials
because they fall short of best is one
of the secrets of American commercial
As the American city begins to catch
step with progress and actually to lead
the march it grows evident that the
heroic treatment bold business men
give their buildings and manufactur
ing plants it must face also. The
business man who worries along with
out of date machinery falls hy the
wayside. So it will he with the out of
Forty years ago the city of Paris
practically threw itself into the scrap
heap, remodelling to a great extent its
boulevard system at enormous expense.
That gave Paris a Iteauty siuce paid
for over and over again by visitors
who came to see. How well satisfied
Paris has been with that move we may
judge by what is now to be done.
Paris has decided tospend 8 180,000,000
to remodel the city further. What
Napoleon III did to the inner city, is
now to be done to the suburbs. These
are to be remodeled according to the
best obtainable plans. Iu addition
there are to be more "down town"
parks, better streets, better schools,
and 87,000,000 are to be spent in de
molishing the city's plague spots, the
unsanitary tenements where the white
Chicago already has the plans laid
for a drastic remodeling of the city.
New York is engrossed in the problem
of makiug itself over in keeping with
its new needs and the conietitioii of
other cities. Smaller cities everywhere
are moving in the same direction.
The moral for a young city like Lin
coln is clear. A stitch iu time will
save more than nine here. Foresight
is rarer than hindsight, yet, contrary
to the rule, much less expensive. Our
errors thus far can be corrected at
little cost. By planning intelligently
far ahead, as the city plans commission
proposes, we may escape the necessity
some years later of choosing between
tearing the city down and letting it
rot down. By reserving our open
spaces now, we escape paying enor
mously for park spaces at some future
time. The future of any established
city rests largely with the foresight of
its present citizens. State Journal.
of whom 124,000 were negroes. In
1908 the membership had increased to
be 73G,o7C with nearly 10,000 church
es, worth 840,000,000. Baltimore
We of this big republic complacent
ly affirm the glory of our national
achievements, and are not without
temptation to acclaim them as proof
of superior craft and judgment. But
herein do we forget that we are on re
cord as having cast our vote against
every move that has contributed to
the present century development We
raised our voices in contemptuous pro
test against the first projected rail
ways. Had the locomotive awaited its
signal from the people, it would not
yet have started. When the electric
telegraph was shown to us we brushed
it aside as a toy, and laughed its in
ventor to scorn when be offered to sell
us his rights for a few thousand dol
lars. We put into jail as an impostor
the first man that brought anthracite
coal to market. We broke to pieces
Howe's sewing machine as an inven
tion calculated to ruin the working
classes; aud we did the same thing to
the harvester and the binder. We
scorued the typewriter as a plaything.
W e gathered together in mass meet
ings of indignation at the first propos
al to install electric trolley lines, and
when Dr. Bell told us he had invented
an instrument by means of which we
might talk to one another across the
town we responded with accustomed
ridicule, and only the reckless among
us contributed to its being. Clifford
Howard iu The Atlantic.
A LIVE PROBLEM.
The Methodist church in the slave
holding states adopted a separate and
independent organization in 1845 un
der the name of the Methodist Episco
pal church, south. That name has
been retained for sixty-five years.
Now it has been decided by the gener
al conference of the church, in session
at Asheville, to submit to the next
general conference, which will be held
in 1913, a resolution changing the
name of the church. This resolution
asks the bishops "to submit the old
historical name, 'the Methodist Epis
copal Church in America.' " To ad
opt this suggestion will require the ap
proval of three-fourths of the mem
bers of all the forty-five annual con
ferences, after which the resolution
will be submitted to the general con
ference in 1913. It seems that the de
mand for the change came largely
from the church iu the western states.
The opinion appears to be that the ne
cessary majorities will not be obtained.
Churches are usually extremely con
servative, and men do not take kindly
to any changes, especially in so im
portant a matter as the name.
The division of the Methodist
church was not occasioned by any
question of theological doctrine.
About the time of the division there
was a constant and very bitter agita
tion of the policy of slavery. In 1844
there was a movement in the general
conference to depose Bishop James O.
Andrew because his wife owned
slaves. It was believed that the de
position of Bishop Andrew would
work a great injury to the church in
the south, and that the church in the
north would be injured if the bishop
exercised his office in that section.
Besides this, the constant agitation of
the slavery question in the general
conference was creating heartburnings
and bitterness. In 1845, when the
separation took place, the southern
church had about 462,000 members,
PIONEERING STILL COMPAR
Forty years ago the United States
saw the great movement to the west.
Everywhere in the Mississippi valley
country the resident saw the white
prairie schooner drifting, as if with
some vat tide wind, westward. "Kan
sas, or Bust" any other place west
ward, "or bust" was the motto paint
ed upon the weather beaten white can
vas of the wagons.
Within the last year or more his
tory has been relating itself in a
great measure. With the price of the
round trip ticket and money for meals
in his pockets, the young man today
may cover in hours a territory which
required weeks and months in the ear
ly '70s. Many of these young men
have lieen doing this; more of them
The old westerner of today decries
the degenerating of the west as he
found it. It is lacking iu most of
those old hardships and privations
which required all his manhood to with
stand when he was pathfinder in the
wilderness. Sharp as present day
comparisons may be between the city
and the new west, the old westerner
looks iioii it U3 child's play dilett
He has forgotten that his hardships
are half a century behind him now.
He overlooks the fact that the divert
upon which he settled has been blos
soming for these many year-. But
blossoming as it may have been, civili
zed as the newer west today is, that
young 111:111 from the centers of city life
will find crude ffowcriiigof the wilder
ness compared with the diversions and
ease of the city which he has left so lir
liehiud him. He will need all his for
titude ami spirit nf UU father".- John
EXCUSES FOR ADVERSITY.
By exercising sufficient good will, it
is jjossihlc in h.dievi that every adver
sity has it.-, appointed use. The reviv
ing brf ath of spring li:i no meaning iu
a laud when winter is a myth. Heal
th, which in its abundance is hardly
held at a pin's fee, when it has onre
been lo-t will iu diligently sought af
ter at earth's furthest ends, liread and
meat, common to the itoint ofliciii"
despised, to the starving become prizes
of rarest, luster. What is so precious
to the aged man as those golden hours
which iu his youth he Hung away like
gras.? The joy that U vouchsafed to
day may be magnified iu retrospect, by
future adversity, and should he the
more eagerly enjoyed 011 that account.
Iu like manner present disasters will
lie the better home by considering
that they may serve to heighten the
pleasure of comforts that are on the
way. Wdlard Dillman.
rhree Brilliant Entertainers
We carry the late styles and up-to-date
designs in Furniture.
If you are going to fur
nish a home, or just add a
piece to what you already
have, look over our com
Need a Kitchen Cabinet?
See the "Springfield.'
21-21-23 West 11th St.
Fins Art of Letter Opening.
In Russia one letter iu every ten
passing tlirouuli the juist Isxopenctl by
me nut Murines as a matter of course, j
Indeed, the postal authorities of every
couutry Lave experts who have raised
letter opening to a line art Some
kinds of paper can lie steamed ikmi
without lea vini: any truces, and this
simple opemt ion Is linWhcd by re
buruislihi the ll.ip with a bone instru
ment. Iu the case of a seal a matrix
Is taken by means of new bread be
fore breaking the wax. When other
methods fail the envelope is placed be
tween pieces of wood with itljje pro
jecting one-twentieth of an inch. The
edge of the envelope Is lirst flattened,
then roughened and totally slit open.
Later a hair line of strong white gum
is applied and the edges united under
pressure. London Chronicle.
I'm looking for a breezy inarch."
raid the bandmaster iu a Chestnut
utreet iniisii- store the other day.
"How about this one dedicated to
the Aero club";" the facetious clerk
"I suppose It Is written for wind lu
Uraincnts.' the bandmaster countered.
"Well, the air is easy." the clerk shot
back, and the interchange stopped.
"I have just made a valuable dis
covery." amioiineed Tlnipers.
"What is it;" asked Twiggs
"Pai a foot "
"All. the juke is on your friends"
"How I-. tltaT';"
"You know something they don't
think you know " Itlrmlugham Age-
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KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE
BURLINGTON'S NEW MAIN LINE
THROUGH CENTRAL WYOMING
Smith Damron, the Potter Craftsman
vill deliver a lecture on the ceramic
irts, a subject of vital aud growing
merest. He brings with him an old
fashioned "kick wheel" and makes
vessels of clay the while he talks to
;he audience at Chautauqua. 04
THE BIG HORN BASIN
is now so well started on its creat wealth producing era that
it not only appeals to farmers looking for new lands upon
which to establish new homes under most favorable conditions,
but appeals to the Business man, Professional man, Mine oper
ator and Manufacturer in new towns that are springing up and
where raw material in plenty can be handled at a profit.
The business opportunities consist of locations for new
Banks, General Stores, Creameries, Blacksmith Shops, Butcher
Shops, Barber Shops, Bakeries, Harness Shops, Hotels and
Restaurants, Farm Implement Dealers, Lumber Dealers, Flour
ing Mills, Canning Factories, Furniture Factories, lawyers.
Doctors and Dentists.
WORKMEN NEEDED: All kinds of labor is in great
demand, and the highest possible wages are paid; carpenters
get from $4.00 to $G.0O per day, farm laborers from .$30.00 to
$50.00 a month; there is not an idle man in the Basin.
CHEAP RATES: Landseekers' excursion to look over
this new country, June 7th and 21st, and July 5th.
GLEM DEflVER. General Agent
band Seeker Information Bureau
1004 Farnam Street. Omaha. Nebr.
Madam Reno, Empress of Magic
ofTea a refined entertainment at
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