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    THE OMAHA I) A II A BEE: K I'M) AY. KKITKMItEK 27. 1003.
and let us not wuU !t In Internal strife.
It was my privilege In th last presiden
tial campaign, a one of the electors In '
this state, to vote for both William Mc
Klnley and Theodore Roosevelt, trie on for
president and tha other for vice president,
and in that way Indirectly I voted for two
proalrients of tha Vnited Stat. I ssy to
yon that were It my privilege to l one of
tha elactora In the next presidential rim
pilgu and I should be permitted to caat my
vote foB John L. Webster for vica presi
dent. I would consider I wai ranting It for
an great a man aa I cant It for for vica
president In the preceding campaign. (Ap
plause )
Now. gentlemen, let us go from this hall
tonight, not In name, but In fact, united.
lo not open up these old miners at all.
It us plan this campaign and when the
campaign is planned let every man work,
and 1 will promise you one of the greatest
vlctorlos that the republican party lias aver
known. (Applause.)
r. W. II. Christie.
Mr. Chairman and Fellow Republicans:
I do not know why I have been picked out
to apeak on thla occasion. I have always
voted tha republican ticket ever since I
have been a voter, which was the first time
that Urant was candidate for president.
I bava voted tha republican ticket straight
from that time to tha present, with tha
exception of what might be considered by
tha machine men last spring. If I remem
br right, I was voting for a very good
republican then. (Applause.)
Tha last speaker upon the platform (Mr.
Jefferts) has rather taken my text away
from me. The gentleman who edits the
paper up on the hill Is the man to solve
thla proposition, and the first thing that
he ought to do Is t' eliminate the "yel
low dog" proposition. There are no dogs
In the republican party, and the trouble
with the machine has been In the past
that they have been dictatorial, and they
have presumed that the republicans In this
great western state were Ilka the hoodlums
In New York City that they could be dic
tated and led around by the nose like a
hog with a ring In It, and when they dldn t
d. It, then they are dugs. This may not
be harmony, but If thla matter Is elimi
nated there will be harmony. We all recog
nise that ha has the ablest of papers
printed In tha west, that ha Is tha great
est of editors that lias ever swung a quill,
but why should be assume In this man
ner to brand republicans That Is no way
for harmony, and If the editor of that
paper will exercise rightly the ability and
power that Is given him ha will no longer
have the candidates for tha state tickets
nominated by tha state tickets as he has
In tha past. Judges to tha supreme court
will no longer be populists and democrats.
The gentleman who Is upon the ticket this
fall will- be Just as sure of your support
as Mr. Holoomb was a few years ago, and
It may be whether he endorses the ticket
or not. But I do not say this dlspar
lngly; J do not say this with vlclousness,
but with all honest sincerity and In the
spirit of tru harmony. I have voted the
republican ticket time and time again
when I know that parties crying for har
mony have knifed It
Good government la one of the funda
mental principles that wa are all deeply
and profoundly Interested In every cltlseu,
everyone, who lovea his country. I never
expect to hold an office for pay or emolu
ment. I have never engaged In politics for
the pelf that was In It I have engaged In
politics In tha past for what I believe to
b tha good of tha community In which I
live. JSot that I have any 111 will against
any person on earth, and I do not believe
that any genuine republican should, and
whan we coma to beliovo and think and
feel like other people, have consciences and
bra las. and tha Integrity and good will of
the communis at heart, then thla spirit
which destroys harmony will be wiped out
and effaced, and unity and harmony and
. good will will prevail.
Wa have one of the most lovely cities
and one of the most beautiful counties
tributary ts it, &ad It should be one of the
moat powerful oountles, and we should be
one of tha moat powerful states In this
union. And In the recognition of the nomi
nation of candidates for vica president It
has already been recognised, and unless
we can have this good will, this spirit of
genuine harmony prevaUng; no threats of
"yellow dogs," no curs. Wa are all men
and we are going to labor together for the
good of tha party, and wa are going to
vot for tha ticket that Is nominated, be
. esuaa the republican party only have good
men that, they will Indorse. (Applause.)
I They never have had any others that
V hava been put up by tha republican party,
ly . tha will power and conscience of the
republican party. When man are nominated
to office by cliques and faotlons for personal
aggrandisement of Individuals then there
may be such question, but when thla Is
free and untrammelled common sense will
hava com. Then dealra for good govern
ment, than wa will have honesty. Integrity,
ability and character. Then the repub
lican party ever will nominate tha proper
, men. They always have, they always will.'
Ji u, .grmbv muni id iu, i uiti .1 w.ji
kept their ear, figuratively speaking, to the
and dear to them, and the voices of tha
people hava In tha past raised aa a mighty
thunder, and they hava oarrled the leaders
te victory, to. honor, and our nation has
keen thrust forward In honor and In glory,
not only to our own country, but to the
civilised world. And when wa hava such
leaders, such sentiments and such spirits
predominating the activity and Intelligence
and will of the p.rty there can be no ques
tion of what tha vote will be. I have noth
ing further to say upon this matter, except
this, that when the republican party makes
the nomination this fall I shall expect to
endorse end vote for every ons of the
nominations that are made, because the
republican party ts going to make them,
and It will be right (Applause.)
E. Keenrsttr,
air. Chairman and Fellow Republicans:
There is an ancient adage, that "to err is
human, but to forgive divine." (Applause.)
.We hava reached that stage on both sides
of (actional lines that we ran well afford
to bury the errors and forgive the Injuries,
and march shoulder to shoulder to vanquish
the oommon enemy. (Applause.)
Some months ago I was talking with Mr.
Herman Kountxe about the future, and he
said that the thing that alarmed him most
vu the .fact that Individuality waa pass
ing away. That tha captains of Industry
were Mocking- the avenues of the new gen
eration, so that very few men Indeed could
work out their destinies, as they did when
ha was a young man, and when both of
us were young and ready to grasp any op
portunities, or overcome any obstacles that
j confronted ua. There are young men on
thla platform who probably were not born
before I entered Omaha, which was Just
forty yoara ago-yesterday, who think that
Individuality ' la going to assert Itself more
In the future and concentration la going to
pass away. I do not agree with them.
Pack In- the biblical times, you read In
the old testament that when tha Jews
wanted to go to war. they ordered their
men te form Into battalions and appointed
commander for tens and commanders for
hundreds and thousands and placed them
tinder martial rule. That Is precisely what
every political party must do to win battles
Ve are tuld It la all bad. W must not com
bine. We asuat scatter and let every man
go his own way. In the early days of the
republic, when this country only had three
million and a hnlf population. In the days
of George Washington, when they framed
the constitution for this country, they pro
vided an electorsl system, allowing the
elector to chose from smong the most eml
tnent men they knew president and vice
president, but within a fw years a change
was made which allowed the states to select
the electors and took frcm those electors
much of the (individuality that they pos
sessed when the constitution was framed.
Today the Idea that all the people should di
rectly rule themselves Is impracticable. It
cannot prevail In a republic of eighty mil
lions. Tou can make direct nominations In
country towns where every man knows
his neighbor, but In a community like ours,
this primary system needs Intelligent and
courageous leadership and that must be
recognized, or the party goes to pieces.
(Applause )
I Illustrated that the other day by call
ing attention to the great enterprise that
was so sucrespfully carrl'd through by
Omaha six years ago. I refer to the Trans
mlsslssl,ipi exposition. We had incorpo
rated under the laws of Nebraska and
when we were about to elect a board of di
rectors we found that more than 6.000 stock
holders were on the list. We opened the
stock books snd set a day apart for the elec
tion, but before the stockholders' meeting a
few men who had organized the company
met together and scanned the list of stock
holders and selected with the greatest rare
fifty men, who represented every Interest In
the community. They carefully selected men
engaged in wholesale and retail trude, man
ufacturers and bankers. They placed upon
that list George W. Itoldrcge to represent
tha Rurlington, Mr. Bldwell to represent
the Northwestern and Mr. Dickinson, rep
resenting the Union raclflc. They placed
upon the list professional men, editors, law
yers, representatives of the packing houses
at South Omaha, and 1h st, but not least,
representatives of organized labor. When
they had that list prepared they handed It
to the stockholders. There was no coercion
or dictation. The stockholders could vote
as they pleased; anyone could write in
another name on his ballot: he could select
from that list as many names as lie saw
fit or take the whole list. What was the
result? That list was accepted ami voted
by nearly four-fifths of the stockholders.
Suppose you had let them go without any
direction or suggestion. You might have
had a lop-sided directory. Ignoring im
portant business Interests whose enterprise
you needed, whose help you wanted. You
might have made a conglomerated direc
tory and you could not ' ive made a suc
cess of the great Transmlsslssippi exposi
tion. (Applause.)
That llluutrates precisely the probable
effect of your new direct primary system.
There are 15.000 republican voters In this
county, and not more than 1.600 know all
the candidates. A majority may know
some of them, but more than four-fifths
do not know them all. You leave these
people without any direction, deprive them
of any slate, and you leave the outcome to
chance. You will have a ticket without
representation of the various elements and
localities In the city of Omaha without
representation for the country and South
Omaha, You are liable to make a failure
of this new system and will wreck tho
ticket which we are all here In harmony
pledging ourselves to support because It
deserves support and not because we have
made party pledges. (Applause.) Let us
be good American citizens as well as republicans.-
The republican party rules the
nation because It constitutes the best ele
ment and gives 'the 'American' people" the
beat government, a better government than
democracy can give. I have been Identified
with the republican party since Its Incep
tion. I marched under the banner of John
C, Fremont before It had any patronage
to give. I was but a boy and have been
through It in all Its phases, but I have
always recognised one thing, upon the ban
ner that the party first hoisted to the
breeze was Inscribed this motto: Free
speech, free soil, free men and Fremont.
With free speech and free men and free
soil the republican party fought and won
the great battles of the nation. Freedom
and Fremont are inscribed upon the badge
I still have preserved. It was the freedom
that I have exercised as editor that mads
the paper great and not my ability to write
editorials. It Is because I sincerely be
lieved, right or wrong, what I advocated,
that the paper has exerted Influence. I
could not do you any good In this campaign
or any other If the people did not believe
that I sincerely believe the measures I ad
vocate to be In tho Interests of good gov
ernment You say there are no bad men
In the republican party? You might as
well aay there were no bad men In the
church. (Laughter.)
Let us be honest with ourselves and we
will have the country with ua. What we
want is honest and competent men In office.
I wrote tho article this afternoon because
I wanted to Impress upon yoj that for
which we talk harmony, for which we may
consult and unite, namely, that we roust
bear in mind that we must nominate the
kind of men that will have the confidence
of the community or we cannot succeed.
(Applause.) That Is what I tried to Im
press upon you. That Is what I want vou
to think of when you go to the ballot box
on October 1 Tou must know that tha
men you vote for are deserving of
snd are competent to fill tha place to which
they aspire. It It ridiculous to say thst
when a man has paid VA, t or $100 that
he Is a man that everybody must take on
trust (Applause.)
It Is not the money that makes the man
snd never has made men. (Applause.)
Wa will accept his money, but don't (ap
plause), don't say because he paid the
money that he is entitled to everybody's
support Kxamlna tha character of the
men and their records and that Is the
privilege you must exercise before, and not
after, tho nomination. When w started
out with the harmony organization there
was one p'edge that they wanted to exact
of me, that no discussion should be had
until after the nominating convention, and
It was upon that rock that we split, because
I believe the discussion should be before the
convention, so that we might make no
I am grateful to you all for coming here
tonight to demonstrate the natural trend
of the party for harmony. We have fought
for years, and we shall be like the Ken
tucky feudists if we keep this up. The old
Issues must be set aside and we must
march forward with new Issues with new
men. I thank you for being here in such
large numbers and trust yoj will give the
next speaker aa close attention as you have
given to me. (Applause.)
W. F. Garley.
Mr. Chairman and Fellow Republicans:
If I recollect right the last time Mr.
Roaewater and I were on the platform. I
also had the close. That was, however,
in a debate. Tonight we are more for
tunate. We have no debate. We are all
I presumed to be here, actuated by a com
mon spirit and with a common purpose In
view. I remember the last time 1 was
down east, I happened to see a copy of
tha New York Sun. I was there reveral
days and took the paper each day, and I
noticed that at the head of tli paper trsre
was, to designate It. a picture of the sun
with Its rays, and underneath it the raotta,
"The Bun Bhlnes for All." That waa the
motto of tha newspaper. I am In hopes
tonight, after healing my friend Hose-
j water speak, that hereafter tha editions of
The Omaha Tte win appear with the pic
tures of a bee, and the motto of the
paper "To Err Is Human; to Forgive,
t'lvlne." 'Applause.)
When I came here tonight, I did not
know but perhaps It would be necessary
to be prepared for a strenuous time. I
did nut know what kind of a speech I
would have to make. 1 did not know what
some of the speakers In a moment of for
getfulnecs might sa but I find that every
thing has been very pleasant. Everything
has gone nicely. I have been very much
pleased to hear a number of gentlemen,
all of them friends of mine, some of them
called machine republicans and some antl
machlne republicans, saying that they had
always voted the republican ticket.
I was reminded of a story which I once
heard of a young fellow who lived back
esst, and he got Into a little trouble and
found it convenient to leave home sud
denly. He packed bis grip and went away
out west on the plains. He struck a camp
of cowboys, some six or seven other boys,
known as Smith, Jones, etc. He stayed
around with them about a week. One
night when they were all sitting around
the campflre, talking, suddenly there was
a lull In the conversation. Presently one
of the fellows spoke up and says: "Boys,
let us all tell our real names." (Applause.)
Now, es has been said, this Is a harmony
meeting, and as my friend Mr. Cowell said.
It reminded him of the old Methodist re
vival and experience meeting when be was
a boy. I do not think that we ought to
turn this Into an experience meeting. There
are a great many things that we all of
us might say.
Mr. Connell Impresses upon us quit
vigorously the necessity of turning all the
democrats In the city hall out. He asked
you how It was that they got there. He
said It was because of disloyalty of re
publicans. I think there Is som truth In
that and It Is also true that we lost the
best congressman that we ever had through
the disloyalty of republicans. (Applause; a
voice, "Clood.") It was through the dis
loyalty of republicans. And, gentlemen,
there is no doubt in the world that It la
tho contemplation of the suicidal mistakes
which were mude then that has caused
men of all factions, perhaps, to call a halt
and say "For God's sake are w going to
keep tliis up in the future." (Applause.) It
Is up to us whether we are going to do It
or not. Harmony! How are they going to
have harmony, they say. Gentlemen, It Is
the plainest thing in the world how to
obtain harmony. It has been suggested
here tonight that you cannot have harmony
by holding meetings of machine and anti
machine factions and asking each other
can we trust each other and then not being
quite certain when we give the answer.
You cannot have harmony In that way.
Why, gentlemen, if they are to go on and
hold a series of meetings from now until
the primary', of machine and antl-machlne
republicans asking each other whether we
can have harmony. It Is as if an army on
the eve of battle should hold meetings of
Its various regiments to determine whether
they would be loyal to their country In
the hour of battle. (Applause.) We simply
will insult ourselves and our own intelli
gence by holding any further meetings on
this proposition. There is only one way
to do it. Tho last speaker does not favor
the present Crawford primary system. He
stated, as It seems to me, a rather remark
able thing, "that the people cannot rule
themselves." That is not a new doctrine,
but It is a new republican doctrine. The
people can be trusted to rule themselves.
If they cannot who can? A fw self con
stituted leaders on this platform? I think
not. Why, he said, we could exemplify
that by showing that at the time of the
transmlsslsMppt exposition 6,000 stockhold
ers practically selected the Board of Di
rectors who had been chosen by a few men.
That is all right. Those of us who have
any money to put In the bank deposit It In
the bank to let the bank take care of our
money or over-drafts. Just as we happen
to have. We have to trust the bank officers
to look after our money, because we know
very little about handling finance, leas than
they do; but, gentlemen, no man who I
fit to be an American citizen will say that
any other man can tell htm how he ought
to vote. The present system, which Is new,
takes the choice of our nominees out of th
hands of the packed conventions, out of
the hands of delegates selected to trade
and barter their votes and puts them In the
hands of the sovereign electors of the re
publican party, where, under God and the
flag they belong. Talk about slating up
any of these candidates who are to be
nominated. My friend Rosewater says, of
course, we have taken their money, but
(Laughter.) That Is It, but (Laughter.)
Now, gentlemen, I want to tell my posi
tion on this question. Under this system
any republican elector who desires to be a
candidate at the coming primaries was
allowed to place his name upon the ticket
by handing in his check for the amount
designated by the committee.
That made him a candidate. And as a
candidate, aa a citizen and as a republican
he has the right to have his name fairly
considered by all the republican voters
of this county, and without Interference
by any leaders, whether myself or any
body else. (Applause.)
If you want harmony with a vengeance.
Just try to slate up a few preferred can
didates and leave the others out. (Ap
plause.) -
Now, gentlemen, that Is absolutely Im
practicable, and aa I say, we ran have
harmony, not by talking about It, but by
letting every republican go out and sup
port the candidates for th dlffe-ent offices
whom he believes to be the best men.
Some suggestion was made that the
leaders ought to got together and balance
the ticket, to see that th different lo
calities and different nationalities were
represented. Now, gentlemen, I say no.
And I say further that no man Is en
titled to nomination at the hands nf the
republican party, either because he was
born In Germany or Bohemia or Ireland,
aye, of America, but rather because, be
ing competent and honest, he beat rep
resents the principles and policies of that
party which administers for the citizens
of this republic the best government on
earth, no matter from what clime he comes
or from beneath what sky. (Applause.)
The voters will take care of that Now,
gentlemen, I do not believe we will have
any other meeting on the question of har
mony. I do not think we need It Every
republican ber, I think, believes that the
way to have harmony Is to get out and
support th best men and then when they
are nominated at the primary, to have a
full republican vote and we will elect th
ticket and do awoy with factionalism.
J. B. Barnes.
Republicans if Douglas County: I be
lieve l see some signs of promise In the
sky. It looks to me aa though Omaha and
Douglas county republicans were coming
to their own agjln. (Applause.) I come
from outside of your city, and I know how
the republicans in the state feel about you
and how they talk about you anl what
they think of you. (Laughter.) Now, let
me say In the first place that 1 have never
been one of those who have beeu opposed
to Omaha because she Is the tlggest, but
I have loved her and her citizens because
she Is the best (applause) metropolitan
city of the state of Nebraska, and every
man within the borders of the state ought
to be proud of her. ( Applause.)
I believe the time is coming, and is her
now, when Omaha and Douglas county
will roll up brr normal republican ma
jority of at least LS0V la th coming elec
tion. (Applause That Is what we want
to do. and that is what I believe you will
do. There are reasons why you should do
It As I said, you are the largest city In
ih state. Tou furnish the market for
the state ef Nebraska. Tou have the
largest republican vote of any part of the
civilised portion of the state of Nehraski,
and you ought to be one you ought to be
a power In the councils of the party the
republican party of the state.
That you have hud factional fights In the
past we have heard. (Ijiuehter.) That you
will have any more In the future we do not
believe, because we think you know what
has come of It and what has been the
result so far as you are concerned. With
th delegation that you have In the state
convention. If you come down to the con
vention united on some thing that you
want, and are willing to concede to other
parts of the state some things that they
ought to have, why, you will be the power
behind the throne, and absolutely irresist
ible. (Applause.)
But I have seen you come down when the
delegates said. "Why. what do we care
about Douglas county? They don't know
what they want themselves."
Speaking of your primary elections. I
don't know anything about It, and I
don't ear anything about If, but I want
to say to you here now, whether It be a
good thing or a bad thing, you are going
to try It this time, and when you have
tried it and have elected your candidates,
If you Ilk It you can stick to It, and If you
don't like It, In the future, change It.
That is th war to do business. Now, gen
tlemen, I am not going to take any more
of your time. I want to see you get to
going and roll up your normal majority.
We have been telling the president and all
of th people down In the east that Ne
braska la for Theodora Roosevelt. We
have told them that on paper and with
our mouths, but let us show them that we
mean It. Be ready to show It to the presi
dent next fall when he comes up for your
suffrage. (Applause.)
When ail the speakers on the program
had been called upon the chairman started
to announce an adjournment, but from all
parts of the hall were heard cries of "Web
ster:" Webster! John L. Webster!" After
being repeatedly and enthusiastically In
vited by the audience to speak Mr. Web
ster stood upon the floor, but the audience
immediately began to call, "Flatform!
Platform!" Mr. Webster then stepped upon
the platform, when the applause of the
audience seemed to know no bounds. Mr.
Webster then made a short address, as fol
lows: John I., Webster.
Mr. Chairman, My Fellow Citizens, and I
Think I Can Say Just as Well, and Gladly,
My Good Friends: (Applause.)
I am persuaded from what I have heard
here tonight that all these people who sit
upon' this platform and who have so elo
quently talked to you upon the subject of
harmony have come to believe what I have
been preaching for twenty-five or thirty
years to tho republican party of this city
that the foremost and most Important duty
of every republican is to support the re
publican ticket. (Applause.) I know that
sometimes we differ in our opinions about
who ought to be nominated, and sometimes
we find, or believe, that certain persons
are objectionable after they have been
placed upon the ticket, but nevertheless
there is a gt eater and mora important duty
which comes to us, and which is that we
are a political party, having political prin
ciples and, believing In those principles, we
hold conventions and nominate our candi
dates and always rally to defend the elec
tion of republicans. But when I heard my
friend upon the platform described by some
as all-powerful and all-Influential, and
from which I do not mean to detract a
single word or weaken what was said.
still I am reminded of something in Amer
ican political history that Illustrates th
situation. When after two months of labor
In the convention that framed th federal
constitution and the work was about com
plete many members thought that th form
of the constitution was faulty In many
things and objected to signing It The ven
erable Dr. Franklin was selected by the
members of the convention to make a per
suasive appeal to them to sign it. and said,
among other things, that he often found
himself doubtful of his own Judgment, that
he had lived a great many years and as
he grew older he frequently changed his
opinion and had frequently changed his
opinions regarding the constitution while
listening to the debates during the sitting
of the convention; that he disapproved of
many things whtch were then In the con
stitution, but that he did not know that he
should hereafter disapprove of them after
mature consideration and reflection.
By way of illustration he said that Mr.
Steele, protestant, had once written a ded
ication to the pope. In which he said that
the only difference between the Catholic
religion and the Protestant religion was
that the Catholic church believed Itself
Infallible, and the Church of England
thought It was never In the wrong. (Ap
plause and laughter.) He added, by way
of further Illustration, but In a more homely
form, the statement once made by a
French lady. "I cannot understand how It
is, my dear sister, that I never meet
anybody who is always In the right but
myself." (Applause and laughter.)
After the conclusion of Dr. Franklin's
address, the constitution was signed by
nearly every member of the convention
present. But one exception was rather re
markablethat of the person who had pre
sented to the convention the first original
draft of the constitution, Edmund Ran
dolph of Virginia; but Edmund Randolph
afterward discovered the mistake, and
worked for the ratification of the constitu
tion In the Virginia convention. So should
we all find It our duty to support the re
sult of our political conventions after their
work shall have been ended. (Applause.)
The speakers who have preceded me dur
ing the course of the evening have been se
lected to represent particular political ele
ments, or factional differences, but
I appear before you only by Invita
tion of the audience, and therefore I am
speaking for myself alone; but for
myself I would like to see the republican
party of Douglas county work together
in such harmony and unanimity of senti
ment as to command the respect and ad
miration of the party of the entire state,
so that wheu we go with a 'united front
to. th state conventions we shall be re
ceived and greeted as a tolKLiorganlzatlon
of men entitled to the most favorable con
sideration, and equipped to accomplish re
sults. (Applause.)
Anything is better for us as a political
party than factional contentions, disrup
tions and defeat As radical aa I am in
my republican views, I would meet any
political competitor with liberal conces
sions In th interest of harmony, to the
end that the republican ticket, when nom
inated, shall receive the votes of all the
members of the republican party. (Ap
plause.) Before this meeting adjourns I want to
say a few words in behalf of Judge Barnes,
who sits upon this platform, and who is
the candidate of the republican party for
a member of the supreme court. I have
personally known Judge Barnes from about
th time he first began the practice of law,
som thirty years ago I have known him
rather Intimately from that time to the
present, and I have the highest respect
for th personality of his character, his
honesty of purpose, the integrity of his
heart, and his ability to understand and
administer Justice as It should be admin
istered by th supreme court of this, a
growing and progressive state. (Ap
plause.) I bespeak for him the enthusiastic
and unanimous support of all republicans,
not In this city only, but throughout the
borders of th slat. (Great applause)
Bargains on
I The Greatest Bargains Given on the
FIRST Pianos returned from rentals will be sold at from one-half to one-third origi
nal cost.
SECOND Pianos partly paid for and returned on account of nonpayment of balance
due will be sold for the amount of balance.
THIRD A great bargain. Pianos taken in exchange for the Baldwin or Hamilton
Fiaxios will go at less than o-ne-Uurd what others ask.
FOTZRTII New pianos taken from discontinued agencies, all fully guaranteed for ten
years from date of sale. This line will include the celebrated Baldwins and Ham
ilton s and all the Baldwin Co.'s bet grades of pianos.
FIFTH Xerv pianos, styles that have been discontinued and will not appear In the 1904
catalogue, will go at amazingly low figures.
- If yom wtan el ra plan, for less money . otnera would ask for peet on a, st fall tw
attend this Great Barsraln Glvtn Bale, October 1st to lOtb.
OtTl TERMS v.111 be satisfactory to you aad year pockrtbook. watch you had bettor brlajr wrth yos.
BIG ORG. BARGAINS Sew and second-hand Kimball, Western Cottac. Eater, Moaarehs aad Hamil
ton Orgas. at s8, sJ12, 1S, $22, dZT, 88 aad ap to 7o.
D. H.
J. J. Huston, Manager. 1408
Rev. Charles Fleischer, a well known
Jewish rabbi of Poston. has Just returned
from a trip throughout North America, cov
ering a distance of 10,279 miles.
For forty years Benjamin H. Conant has
played the same organ in the same church
at Wenham, Mnss. purin- that time he
has scarcely missed a service.
Bishop Murphy of Hobert. Tasmania, has
the distinction of helng the oldest Roman
Catholic prelate in the world now in active
service, lie was born on the day the battle
of Waterloo was fought.
Rev. Dr. William J. Williamson, pastor of
the Third Hnptist church of St. Louis, has
declined a call to the pastorale of Tremont
fmple, Boston. The salary offered him aa
t!M annuully. Tho compensation he at
present receives is hut JS.uyu.
The largest dioccsn In the world Is that of
Plshnp Warren of the Methodist Kplscopal
church. It extends from the Afghanistan
border and the Himalayas, through and In
cluding India, Burirmh. the Malay penin
sula. Borneo and the Philippines. ,
Fifty yeurs ago Rev. t. C. Hart, a Pres
byterian clergyman, was married at bt.
Louts. On Wednesday ho and his wife cele
brated their golden wedding in the same
city. The exercises were nil of a religious
and somewhat somber character.
William Henry Parker, a colored Phlla
delnhlu. 'InnKshoreman. better known as
'niamond Dick," spends all his leisure time
l:i evangelistic work among men of his own
class, and Is accomplishing much good. H
is s'lid to be singularly clo.quent and force
ful as an exhorter.
Another copv of the famous "Breeches
Bible." printed In lft and anlch Is eagerly
sought by book collectors, was brought to
light several dnvs ago In Saratoga by the
lillng of the will of John Pollard Knowles
of Ballston. Spain. The bible, has heu
handtd down through the family for the
last 300 years.
Rev. H. W. Jameson, pastor of the co'
ored Baptist church at Madison, Wis., is
starting an Industrial school for children
of his race. The boys will be taught ar
pentry and the rudiments of other tndes
and the Klrls will le.irn cooking, house
keeping and sewing. Twenty pupils alreudy
nave Deen enrolled.
The successor of tho late Cardinal
LVaughnn as Roman Catholic archbishop of
Westminster is the MsIiod or KoutnnarK
Rt. Hev. Francis Bourne. He is 42 years
old a very early age for so important a
place. Bo far he has not been remarkable
ior anyining except nis inuunry anu piou
ding attention to tne duties of his diocese.
I One of the most costly chalices in the
Roman Catholic churches of New York will
tie presented to Rev. Dr. Burke, rector of
the colored church of St. Benedict the
Moor, upyn his return from Rome next
month. The gold and previous metals in
this communion service have been con
tributed chiefly by colored people from all
parts of tho state.
KlgUt stiocial trains over as many rail
roads have been engaged to carry "Dr."
Dowie and his "restoration host" from Chi
cago to New York Cliv next month, .'t is
expected that 3.0u0 followers of Zlon will
make the trip, for which a rate of one f ire
and a third, on the certificate plan, ha
been secured. The trains will leave Chicago
on October 14 and will arrive in New York
on October li.
The STaO.Out) building or the First Chris
tion Science church at Central Park Wist
and Ninety-sixth street. New York City, la
nearly completed and elaborate plana for
lis dedication are being made. It is ex
pected that Christian Bcientlsts in large
numbers will come from all parts of tho
country to attend tha dedicatory services,
which will continue for one week. A hope
that Mrs. Kildy would hi able to lie pr s
ent will hardly be realized on account of the
advanced age of tha founder of the church.
The new building Is large and lmposirg and
Is already one of New York's notable church
building, surpassed onlv by Ht. Pa'rl ks
cathedral and the Cathedral of tit. John tho
Divine. The large reading room, wh'ch ad
joins the auditorium, has amill adjoining
r wirr.s to be occupied by the Ch ist an
Science healers, the effect being much that
of tiie cabin of a steamship with the state
rooms opening out of it. A part of the
bul'dlng is being used a'readv lor services
N. de Ijodygt-nsky. the itusslan consul
general, has given out the folli wing-ofhVlnl
statement published bv the Russian holy
synod: "A certain self-styled bishop, who.
nt the end of l'.)o2. urrived in the t'nlte.l
State and Canada, and calling himself
Seraphln. metropolitan of America ?. cel
ebrated divine services, ordained priests snd
deacons and collected funds for the erection
t t -f--.-ry tp ,w York Cltv. f n rA.
allty a Russian orthodox ex-prlest. Htenhen
I Htuvolxky, who in 13 was permitted. In
compliance with his own request, to aban
don his sacred order and return to the st;it
of a layman without the rieht of calling
bmslf a priest or of performing religious
functions. Neither the Russian church gov
ernment nor the eastern orthodox patri
archs recognise In eVraobln' I?) the ec
clesiastical state which he ascribes to him
self as 'orthodox lixhoo and metropolitan
of America." In view of this, siid 'Sera
rbin' CN as well as Ml persons ordelned bv
him are to be considered ss impostors and
pseudu clergymen, and all the religious acts
performed by thuni 'consecrations, wed
dinM etc.) ar void and without legal
October 1st we will cele
brate the first anniversary of
Our store in Omaha by offer
ing to piano buyers the
greatest piano bargains ever
known in piano selling.
This Bale will last just ten
days, and to show our ap
preciation of the liberal pa
tronage we have received in
the past we will give
Every Piano
have succeeded. It will coat
you but to cents to get
a package and nnd out.
If your gTOoer does not keep tt.
us his name and 10 cents and we will
aend you a package, postpaid. Ad
dress all communications to Ess-o-See,
Qulnoy, 111.
Ir,.. .. J
in the House
Following Classes
& Co.
Douglas Street'
Lest You Forget
That wo hare the LARGEST HETAIIi
establishment In the country In con
junction with our wholesale store on
the corner of 15th and Dodpa streets,
-hore j-on may fret ANYTHING In
INGS, we would remind yon to keep
remembering the locality.
Enamels, Fence Paints, Floor Paints, Stains
and Everything Else.
iiiiuuiu uiaaa a I aim t-U.,
15th and Dodge Streets,
Is manufactured with the Idea of Burp&saing all other flaked
wheat foods. We think we
It is worth
thousand a
of dollars
for you to
know this.
October 8 to 17, Inclusive,
round-trip tickets to San Fran
cisco and Los Angeles, $50.00.
Liberal return limits. Stopovers
allowed at many points enroute.
The Burlington is the SCENIC
ROUTE to California. It car
ries you past the grandest scen
ery in the world the Rocky
Thro standard and tourist
sleepers to California daily.
Lt m aend you folders telling all about
ur personally conducted xouraton and
what to se In California when you get
there. Frea
- City Pass. Agt.,
1502 Fortiam St., Omaha