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TTTFi OMAHA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY. .TrXK 0. 1P(Hl
PROPOSED TAX ON FORTUNES
True Meaninf of President BoomtsU's 8u-
tfestion for Inheritance T.
SCOPE AND POSSIBILITIES OF SUCH LAW
Mr It Herbs Ja a .Masrltr "tatee
Krrtt Rrltala'e laberltaaee Tarn,
Preseet Rale eee Prc
. sse laerease.
International llihww, par
OthT Industrial. pr value
Moody's Manual for contain a list
or :M Industrial trusts, not Including- trsc
tlonal and other kindred compsnles. The
mont Important of these trusts thirty-one
In number have a capitalisation of ISO.
WOJXQ or more, the eKRrrfste eepliallsatlon
twins more than I4.oni.000.ftn). and all bear
evidence of belnn controlled by the ssme
capitalists. The statement was made by
representative Charles E. Littleton that
there were 793 trusts, capitalised at ov.-r
of representatives lor an i
Xm t graduated as to check I
prosperity of freat fortune
siatfs. Is reviewed and ana
The suggestion made, by President:
Iloosevelt at the laying of the corner
siona of the office building of the house
of representatives for an Inheritance tax
the growth ant
nea In the Unite!
alyscd by Fred-
crlrk Boyd Stevenmjn In tho Brookln
i;ugl. The writer calls attention to the
fad that ainh a. law waa In force for
four yeiirs in this country following tho
Xlianlxli-Ainrrtcatt War, and also that the
majorily tf the states now have complete
working Inheritance tax laws on their
statute hooks. In iurt, tho writer says:
"Within a comparatively short time
there have grown up In the United States
the wealthiest circle of' millionaires that
the world lias over produced. The vaunted
wealth of Croesus, which is now estimated
at only ft, 000,000, would seem Ilk an In
significant bit of spending money to many
of thesn wealth-owning and wealth-pro-ilurltig
multi-millionaire. There are, for
instance, seventy Americana who are
worth on an average $.15,000,000 each. In
New York City alone the estimated total
wealth Is 113.000.000,000, and It la stated
thai the wealth Is Increasing at the rate
of IS. 000, 000 a day. In 1J5& there were
twenty-eiftht millionaires In New York
City. Today there are 2,000. In Phila
delphia In IMS there were ten millionaires,
(nip of the richest of whom was Stephen
t'.trard, whose fortune was estimated at
17,000,000. Now there are more than 200
millionaires In that city. The concentra
Hon of wealth to which President Koose
velt 'rails attention has grown with the
accumulation of riches. Without enter
Ing Into a dissertation as to whether or
not- the poor are growing poorer, there
seems to be no question that the rich
re trowing richer. It la said that one
third of tha families In America have
Incomes of less than $400 a year; more
than one-half less than $600; two-thlrda
less than $900, and one In twenty not
more than $3,000, while on the other hand
It has been computed that nine of the
wealthiest Americana, after John D.
Rockefeller, are .worth $1,000,000,000 be
tween tbem. Including Andrew Carnegie,
said , to be worth one-third that sum
Twenty other men, It Is said, control the
remaining wealth of tha country repre
sented by stocks and bonds.
Dr. 8hr, ten years ago, in his 'Tesent
Distribution of Wealth," estimated from
ii n examination of the. records Id the surro
gate courts In thjrty-sl counties fn New
York sfute, outside of New York City, that
even-rights of the families held but one
eigtun or me national wealth, while 1 per
cent of tha families lield more than the
remaining 99 per cent: Tha estimated
wealth of tha nation then waa $65,000,400,000.
s far back rs sixteen years ago Thomas
tl. Shearman,' a 'well-known . corporation
lawyer, prophesied that In thirty years the
I 'lilted Btates would be owned by less than
one Jn 5 of the male population of tha
country. Accordir.K to the 1908 Issue of
Socla.1. Progress, s reliable year book
edited by Joslah Strong, president of the
American, Institute of Social Service, nearly
one-half of the bunking power of the
United States la In New York and the ether
resUirn states. "Of the aggregate loans
made by the national banks on September
J 5, ' 1902, amounting to $3,280,137,480." says
Hocial Progress, "the amount outstand
ing In the banks of New York, Chicago and
St. Xrfuiis. tho three central reserve cities,
was m.9MM2. Examinations show - that
concentration of control of these great city
hanks has gone so far that a comparatively
small group of capitalists possess tha power
to regulate the flow of credit In this coun
try- In the last analysis it. is found that
there are actually only two main influ
ences,' and that these are centered In Mr,
Morgan and Mr. Rockefeller. It la possible
to express In approximate figures the ex.
tent of the Morgan Influence. It is as fol
Insurance companies, assets $1,663,000,000
Manas-ana iruta companies, de
jtauroaa capitalisation, . par
United Statea Steel
International Mercantile Marine,
Ueneral Klectrlo. par value.
SORES Oil HANDS
Suffered for t Long Time Without
Relief Had Three Doctors and
Derived No Benefit One Doctor
Was Afraid to Touch Them
Soreness Disappeared and Hands
Now Smooth After Application of
CUTICURA SOAP AND
"Tor leaf time I suffered with
ore on tae hind which war itching,
S sinful, gad dUsa ui liable. I had thre
odors and derrred do benefit from
any of thorn. O&e doctor said ha ni
afraid to touch ny hands, so you
oust know how bawl tbey were; an'
other said I sever could bo cured; and
tha third said tha sore were cause
by tha dipping of my hands in water
in tha dye-house where I work. 1
saw in the papers about tha wonderful
cures of the Cutieure Remedies and
procured soma of the Cuticura Soap
and Cuticura Ointment. In three
days after tha application of tha
Cuticura Ointment my hands begae
to peel and were better. Tha sore
ness disappeared, and they are now
smooth and clea, and' I am still
orking in tha dye-house.
" I trocrty reoommend Cuticura
Soap and Cuticura Ointment to any
one with sore hands, and I hope that
thai letter ill be the mean of help
Ing other sufferers. Very truly yours,
Mrs. A. K, Usurer, 3340 State St
Chicago, 111., July 1, 100a."
MOTHERS I MOTHERS!
To know that a warm bath with
Cuticura Hoap and a single anointing
with Cuticura, tha great Skin Cure, and
purest and sweetest of emollients, will
afford instant relief and refreshing sleep
te akin-tortured babies, aud reel for
tired and worn-out mothers.
S44 MuMftra Mm iH
!. -, Hw,i a, i la
ri .:iavc w mi.
4.000,0X.oni), not Including the railroads.
hlch are capitalised at over 12,ooo,0K).0O0
A W ark I a Emample.
The scope or an Inheritance tax Is un-
ctlned so rar as the practical permanent
wnrklng of It In this country Is concerned.
Cowever, a very good example or the sys
tem was shown by the war revenue law
or UM, amended In 1901, and In force for
rour years. The section relating to legacies
nd distributive shares of personal prop
erty provided that such property, exceed
ing the sum of 110,000, parsing by will or
raneferred by deed, grant, bargain, sale
gift, made, or Intended to take effect
fter the death of the grantor, should be
sublect to a duty or lax to bo paid at a
rate to be governed according to the clr
umstnnces governing It. . Thus where one
was entitled to any benenciai interest in
th property as the lineal ancestor, brother
or sister, to the deceased person, the 'rate
of the tax waa fixed at 73 cents for each
and every UOO-of the clear value of Interest
such property. Again, where the bone-
clary was a descendant of a brother or
sister of the deceased person, the rate was
$1.50 for every $100 received. Or, In the
event that the beneficiary waa the brother
or sister of the father or mother of the
eccased person, the rate waa $3 for every
$100. Where the beneficiary was the brother
or sister of the grandfather or grand
mother of the deceased person, the rate
was $4 for every $100 received. A fifth
clause provided that -where the beneficiary
was a stranger In blood to the testator that
the rate should be $5 rfor every $100, pro-
Ucd that all legacies or property passing
y will, or by the laws of any-state or
territory to the husband or wife of the
testator should be exempt rom tax or
duty. The clause enumerating the taxes
on other amounts provided that where the
sum bequeathed exceeded $25,000, but not
$100,000, the rates of duty should, be multi
plied by one and one-half, and where the
amounts of value of tho property exceeded
$100,000, but not $600,000, the rates of duty
were multiplied by two; where the value
exceeded $500,000, but not $1,000,000, the duty
was multiplied by two and one-half, and
where the sum exceeded $1,000,000 the rate
was multiplied by three. Bequests for
religious, literary, charitable and educa
tional purposes were exempt from taxa
War Tax Helerne.
From a financial standpoint the : lnherl
tance tax during the -life of the war
revenue acts proved a success, the gross
total receipts from that source during; the
four years amounting- to $14,174,792, while
the gross total receipts .from all the item
Included In those acts during the period
was $380,171,784. In the fiscal year ending
June 80, 1901, the InheriUnce tax amounted
to $5,111,898, . which was about 12 per cent
of the total receipts of the internal revenue
department for that period. Based on the
wealth of the nation, which at that time
was $06,000,000,000, the , receipts from the
Inheritance tax today would be in a corre
sponding ratio, when the wealth has In
creased about one-third $4,600,000 annually.
Or, If we take, the lowest rate of the in
herltance tax levied during the- enforce
ment of the war acts, we should- have re-
celpts accruing from the entire passage
from one generation to another of the total
national wealth, of today-94.000.000.000-the
sum of $706,000,000, about $15,000,000 less than
the total expenditures of conducting the
United States government last year. But
with the much higher rate for bequests
where the descent Is not direct it is prob
able that with an inheritance tax In force
the government would have received last
year enough additional revenue fiom this
source to have made good the' deficit of
$23,000,000 In .the governmental accounts.
Those who favor an Inheritance tax main
tain that the man worth $30,000,000 requires
Just fifty 'times as much police protection
and other care from the government as
the man worth $1,000,000, and on this basis
they urge that, in receiving a fortune as
a gift, for which he exerts no personal
efforts, he should contribute to the general
revenue of the state. Of course, the est!
mates that have been given might not be
applied in working out a new scheme for
an Inheritance tax should such a measure
be contemplated. They have been presented
merely as an Illustration of the posslbill
ties of such a system
While the so-called conservative element
of the United States 'has strongly 'com
batted the idea of even a hint at an in
herltance tax In this country, such a tax
has been levied In great Britain for a long
time, and. In fact, recently there has been
a discussion with a view of increasing
It. In Bngland the tax is known as the
death duties. . The present death duties
In Great Britain are in te form of a
graduated scale, as follows:
Above 100, not exceeding son..
Above &U0, not exceeding 1. '..
Above 1,000, not exceeding lO.rtiO. .
Above lo.ouO, not exceeding :i,0m)..
Above 26.000, not exceeding 50,000..
Above 6O.0UO, not exceeding 75,0(4..
Above 75. t0. not exceeding loo.u)..
Above lOO.lKO. not exceeding 150,0 (
Aliove 1SO.00O, not exceeding 260.OI0....
Above 260.OU0, not exceeding &o,nii0..,.
Above 600,000. not exceeding t.OaXese....
over l.uuu.OuO. ...
W. T. Bell proposes to Increase
graduated scale as follows:
Over 5.0O0, not exceeding lO.OfO. . . . . .
Over 10.(O, not exceeding 5,0i0
Over 25.000, not exceeding 60.O")
Over W,uw, not exceeding lo,nu
snd over luo.uuo
Exceptions to Scale That In the caae of a
second aeain wiinui ten years or a pay
ment of duty, only one-half of the rates
That no estate should, by reason of th
operation of this scale, be reduced to less
That duties should be allowed to be paid
by annual instalments extending over ten
years, wltn J per cent Interest added.
In the last report of the commissioner
of Inland revenue for Great Britain It. la
shown that the receipts from death duties
for the year 16 amounted to 3.0,502.
three times as much as the receipts In the
United States from the collection for any
one year of the Inheritance tax during the
enforcement of the wai revenue acts.
Ui ( Vartoas states.
In more than one-half the states in this
country an Inheritance tax la already In
force. In Alabama there Is no tax, but
the constitution of 1901 provides that the
legislature may levy such a tax. In Arkan
sas the .Inheritance rate Is 5 per cent. in.
California all property passing by will or
by the Intestate lams Is subject to a tax
of $5 on each $1(0 and the administrator
ia required to deduct the tax before de
livering the property. In Colorado there
la an inheritance tax varying from I to
8 per cent of each share of the property
received. In Connecticut the rate Is from
H of 1 per rent to I per cent. The rate
In other statea and territories where en
Inheritance law is In force ia aa follows:
Delaware, I per cent; Illinois. 1 per cent oa
excess of $20.00 for legitimate issue; 1 per
cent on excess over $2,009. In all other
rass $ per rent on estates under tlt.ono,
t per cent. $lfl.0uO to $20.0i; per cent. $'J0.0)
to $j0.1u, t l-r itut, mu etMM). Ia luwa.
i per rent above the sum of ll.ooiy Maine.
4 per cent above the sum of $."10.
Maryland. 2H per cent on every $lft of
clear value above $.700. Massachusetts. $
per cent. Michigan, t per cent over $i00
of clesr market vslue. I Missouri, $5 on
every $100 of clear value. Montana, $1 on
every $lon above $7.5on. Nebraska, direct
Inheritance. $1 on every $! of clear value
In excess of $10,000 received by each per
son; musters I heirs, K on every lino in
excess or Mono received by each person;
other collaterals, $J on every $100 over $Ti;
strangers, $3 on every $100 over $so0; $4 on
every Jioo from $10,600 to $l.0fl0; r on
every $! from . $3.000 to $60,000; M on
every $100 Over $50.flno. New Jersey, $6 on
every $ins of clear value. New York, I per
cent of the clear market value on $&oo ox
over on all transfers of property by will
or under Interstate law or by gift In con
templation of death. North Carolina, from
73 cents to $4 per $100 for lineal end col
lateral Issue, where- the shares are from
$2,000 to $5,000; for collateral snd strangers,
these amounts multiplied by from 14 to 8
per cent on shares vary from $5,000 to $60,.
000. Ohio, I per cent of the Inheritance
above $200. Oregon, for direct descent, 1
per cent on the excess of each share over
$5,000, estatea below $10,000 being exempt;
collateral heirs, t per cent on the excess
of each share over $2,000; strangers, $.'iO0
to $10,000, 8 per cent; $10,000 to $i.000. 4 per
cent; $3Q.0O0 to $.0.0ni) or more. per cent.
Pennsylvania, $5 on every $100 above $260.
Tennessee. $5 on every $100. Utah, i per
cent on $10,000 or more. Vermont. 6 per
cent. Virginia, per cent. Washington.
from I per cent to It per cent, according
to the descent. West Virginia. 14 pr
cent on every $i00 above $l,0O0. Wisconsin,
1 per cent and I per cent, according to descent.
WILL MAKE HIS OWN PENNIES
t arte am Takes Over the fteaiees
Heretofore Doae by Private
SUNNY SIGNS OF THE TIMES
Jests that Took the Rastk Edit
from Mlsfortane la Sea
It is not difficult to understnd why It
wss that Nero fiddled, while Rome was
burning. The signs on the walls of San
Francisco seem-to be written In the same
spirit or humor that led Nero to fiddle. It
wss sltogether the moet sensible thing that
anyone In Rome was' doing at the time.
On the side of one of the curbstone
kitchens on Sacramento street some un
crowned Nero wrote:
"Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow
there may be another earthquake."
It wasn't meant to be taken too serU
ously. Anyone could see that it was a
Joke. And as a Joke It was more helpful
than another wall sign, which read:
"Unless ye repent, ye shall all likewise
And, by the way, the context from which
that sentence was taken admonishes us
not to imagine that those who perished
A church In the Western addition had
sign painted over its door. One word was
In big, flaming letters, and that one word
An Inscription below. In smaller char
acters, gave the added information:
"At 7:45 p. m. Sunday."
But to return to the humorous side of It.
Those Inscriptions on the sides of the curb
kitchens represented the greatest discom
fort of the hour, and they were literally
covered with Jesting.
Don't kiss the cook!" That was what
somebody chalked on the side of his cook
house. . "Salmi of duck all the time; lob
ster Neuberg ready soon," was the cheer
ful, if not accurate, bill of fare dlspl-yed
All the famous restaurants of San Fran
Cisco bad located on the curbs If you be
lievea tne aigns on tne streets, one was
called the "Fairmont" and another across
the street advertised Itself as the "Unfair.
mont. The "Wayside Inn" and the "Inside
Out" were neighbors, and the "House of
Mirth" looked A little like one of those
New England barnyard structures that are
put up at Thanksgiving for the smoking of
hams and bacon.
"Earthquake shakes" were advertised at
S cents per glass, and the "Do-drop In
the caption of a rustic kitchen com
posed of "window blinds, re-enforced with
matting. One, less optimistic, wrote:
Out in the cold world,
Out In the street.
slut It was not long before someone
But what's the use of kicking
When you've got enough to eat?
Someone advertised her cooking thus:
"House of Mystery pies, $1."
Over the tables In one of the more pre
tentlous restaurants was the printed ad
"If the waiter does not please you, shoot
him; but for God's sake don't shoot the
cook, for we can't get another. He's doing
"vaier, uotn iriea ana boiled," was
some humorist s idea of what the Board
01 Jieaun meant oy writing in Chalk on
all the blind walls advice not to drink un
Apropos of the Board of Health, its in
dustry led It to placard the city with
minute instructions about necessary but
usually unmentioned things.
One unconscious humorist advertised
"freld eggs" at a reasonable rate, but he
was almost equaled, by two doctors who I
advertised that they "has moved." Evl- I
dently the trembler made them both feel
The commercial signs took up the spirit
of humor where the rustic kitchen left
off, when the gaa was turned on in the
"Safes opened free for those who are
unable to pay," waa the rather puxxling
sign displayed at the foot of Market street.
At the top of a flight of marble steps
that no longer led anywhere was a marble
slab taken from the ruins and doing duty
as a directory of the tenants who had
been "forced to move on account of altera
tions on April 18."
"We want you to know that we are still
alive and quite well." was the sign that
appeared at the peak of a heap of ruins
on Market street.
"Pushed to the wall, but coming through,
and expect to land at No. street,"
indicated that one firm had not lost Its
ability to see the funny side of things.
Over the skeleton of a temporary struc
ture on Fillmore street Is the following
Hold the fort, for we are coming,
And coming mighty strong;
It won't be long till things are humming.
And we'll help yoi) Jug along.
"I-ot cleaned" was a sign of doubtful
Import, but the statement of one art re
pairer that "No Job Is too difficult for
us" exprtssed the spirit of the times to a
"The bakery that fed San Francisco
without light and without power" ac
knowledged its pride all over the town,
and a merchant who got a corner lot for
hia temporary shack expressed his pleasure
in large letters by ths statement that "He
hasn't cot the clothing market cornered,
but he has got a corner In the new clothing
district," and be added that his stock
mas coming "as fast aa the choo-choo cars
can bring it."
"As soon as the kinks are straightened
out," Is the way a railroad office aet the
time for Ita return to Ita Market street
office; and a lawyer hung out a sign from
the tenth story of a ruined skyscraper
with the information that he bad "moved
because the elevator were not running."
Ban Francisco Chronicle.
Uncle Sam will make ills own penntv
In future. The tresJKiry has taken ovfr
the business from the prlvste concerns,
which for meny years manufactured thes-'
small coins for the government, and
Intends for all time to come to turn them
out with its own machinery.
The treasury has always stamped it
own pennies with the design of the In
dian's head and the wreath on the reverse
enclosing the words "One Cent;" but the.
coins, Iscklng only this finishing touch,
have been made for many ears In Water
bury. Conn., whence they were shipped In
the shspe of "blsnks" (otherwise known ,
as "planchets") In strong wooden boxe.
They used to cost the government. In thlv
form, only twenty-four cents a pound.
whereas today, owing to the; rise In ths,
price of copper, they cannot be manufar.
ured, even when home-made, ror les
nan $9 cents. A round of blanks repre
sents 146 pennies.
If 1 cent a pound be added for the ex
pense of stamping them with dies, It will
be obvious that Uncle Psm Is able to
manufacture 4 90 pe.inles for $1 a very
profitable enterprise. Inasmuch as he dis
poses of that number for $4 M.
During the last year the treasury minted
80.719.163 pennies, of whicTi New York
state absorbed about $15,000,000. the de
mand from Illinois being next In point of
site, while Massachusetts waa third and
Pennsylvania fourth. To make this num
ber of cents required 523,224 pounds of
copper, 16.5S6' pounds of tin and 11,257
pounds of sine, the two latter metals en
tering Into the composition of these coins
to the extent of 8 per cent and 8 per cent
respectively, for as a matter of fact the
so-called copper cent Is In reality a bronze
cent, the alloy employed having the ad
vantage of hardness, durability and satis
factory retention of polish.
It thus appears that In the last year the
government used somewhat more than 26
short tons of copper In the manufacture
of pennies. All of the metal comes from
the mines of the Lake Superior region
nd from the ' neighborhood of Butte,
Mont. It Is purchased through dealers In
the shape of bricks, or ingots, which are
cut Into slices, the latter being rolled to
the exact thickness of a. cent and then
passed beneath punches. . These punches.
working rapidly up and down, cut out
the little yellow disks, which thereupon
drop into receptacles beneath to undergo
a subsequent and final polishing by sub
jecting them to the friction of baswood
sawdust in a revolving cylinder.
In each of a doxen of our biggest cities
a supply of coppers Is kept on hand at the
local subtreasuries, which furnish them on
demand In. bags of one thousand. The
banks all over the country are constantly
sending them into the treasury at Wash
ington for redemption Just to get rid of
them, and at the treasury, as fast as they
arrive, "they are counted by skilled women,
who reject Incidentally all of tha pieces
that are mutllatedtor counterfeit. Also
they throw aside every cent that Is much
worn. The counterfeits are destroyed the
worn pennies go to the smelting pot for
remlntlng and the good ones are done up
again In sacks for further circulation.
How many cants are lost may be Judged
from the fact that of the big and clumsy
old copper pennies familiar to the child
hood of people now middle aged 118.296,100
are still outstanding. Somewhere they must
be, but It Is only very rarely that 'one of
them Is seen outside of coin cabinets. Of
the old fashioned half cents, which cor
responded In value to English farthings.
798.522,200 have never been redeemed. What
has become of them? The same question
might be asked about the bronse . 2-cent
pieces and the nickel 3-cent pieces; 18,-
68.200 or the former and 20.644,(67 or the
latter are still extant. As for the old time
copper nickel pennies, with the flying eagle
(they were 88 per cent copper and 12 per
rent nickel), there are 120,757,500 of them
Nothing more indestructible than a cop
per cent can well be Imagined. What, then,
becomes or all these little coins? Nobody
can say. Even the treasury considers It a
mystery. But some of them are constantly
finding their way to Washington through
the banks and these are meKed for re
coinage, the requisite 3 per cent of tin and
2 per cent of tine being added to the old
fashioned coppers to make the necessary
alloy for the modern bronze cents. New
1612 & YARN AM STREETS, OMAHA.
The Peoples Furniture and Carpet Co. Established 1887.
aa dcviird by THK I'KOri-KS' STORK for the Iw-nrtlt of ita many
ruatomrra J founded on broad principles and Improved ntHhods. It
do not. dlscrimlnafr. It baa no e-mbarrsMng or restricting clauses.
It Is a business ronrtesy whirh we are glad to extend to yon upon the;
most liberal arriuigementn. We make the terms of payment to suit
earh Individual purrbnwer. No Ironclad rules. Just an easy payment
system devised for your accommodation.
LA OIKS' WASH SKIRTS Just received a new Mpment or
new wash skirts, made of linen, new lawn effecta. very
new. tucked flounces, circular styles, regular $5.00
t values, special for Saturday at '
LAPIKS' rONGKE COATS Made of washable pongee
embroidered collars .loose box back, regular $6.00
values, on sale Saturday special,
LADIKS' WASH SUITS Waist made tucked, embroidered
front, Valenciennes lace edging, skirt cut full and tucked,
never sold for less than $5.00 special for Saturday,
WE MARK ALL GOODS IN
All our five and six dollar hats,
in our millinery department,
will be sold Saturday at
No reserve this means all.
The Clontcomory Clothinc Sale
That we started last week, hs proven such a success that we decided
to continue it one more week. The original stock was very large and
there still remains a tood assortment of the latest styles and patterns
to select from. One sale Saturday at
010.00 - 58.50 - $7.50
We have a very large as
sortment of men's . plain
and fancy summer under
50C and 25C
Hot weather brings the de
mand for straw hats. Our
line is a large one and In
cludes the newest shapes, at
$1.59, $1.00, 50
Made in rough rider style,
in light weight materials
for summer wear, sizes 4
to 12 years special sale
, Frifevbtfal Loss of Life
results from throat n-1 hing diseases. Dr.
King's New Dlxcovi for coughs and
colds I a sure cure. ' c and II. For sale
by Sherman ac McConnHl Drug Co.
The Call of the Wild-
Most of our song birds have three notes
expressive of love, alarm and fellowship.
The latter call seems to -keep them 'n
touch with one another. I might perhaps
add to this list the scream of distress
which most birds utter when caught by a
cat or hawk the voice of uncontrolled
terror and pain which Is nearly the same
In all species dissonant and piercing.
The other notes and calls are characteris
tic, but this last Is the simple screech of
common terrified nature. John Bur
roughs In Country Life In America.
Ia Ward or Two.
The king of Ashant! has 1,332 wives.
The number of known stare exceeds 100,
One man In six In the American navy
Is a total abstainer.
The parrot appreciates music more than
any other of the lower animals.
It Is said that smallpox leaves no scars
If red curtains are hung about the pa
Oyer 10,000,000 leeches were used annually
twenty-five years ago, but now not 1,000.000
a year are used.
No less than seventy-one amateur poets
have sent John D. Rockefeller, Jr., con
gratulatory poems on his son's birth.
Lake Morat, In Swltserland, turns red
every two or three years, owing to the
presence or a peculiar aquatic plant.
The world's largest prune orchard, In
Ix)s Angeles, Cal., contains 60,000 trees and
yields an annual profit of 150.000.
A record-breaking plate glass mirror. In
the dining room or the Savoy hotel, Lon
don, Is 158 Inches square and a half inch
A fish that drums Is round In the waters
of Marltlus harbor. When caught and
held In the hand, a vibration of the skin
gills' is to be seen, and a delicate rub-a-r.ub,
as of a distant tenor drum, is heard.
TIS for CIAE-n
Ne trouble te find lost articles If you
adveriiae tor them In ths "Lest" eolumn
n The lie a ant ad page.
Buffalo, X. Y., and Krtorn
On sale June 8, 9, 10.
liurralo or Niagara Kails and Keturn
On sale daily.
Chicago and Return
On sale, June 11 and 13.
Chicago or Milwaukee and Return
On sale daily.
California and Return
On sale dally.
California and Return
On sale June 25 and July 7.
Colorado and Return
On sale dally.
Colorado and Return
On sale July 10, 16.
Hal lax, Tex., and Return
On sale June 11 and 12.
GalveMou, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Corpus
ChriNtl, Brownsville, Tex., and Return
On sale June 19.
Louisville, Ky., and Return
On sale June 11, 12. 13.
Mexico City and Return
On sale June 25, July 7.
Mexico City and Return
On sale June 19.
Mackinac Island, Mich., and Return
On sale dally.
Salt Ike City and Return
On sale daily.
Portland, Ore., and Return
On sale June 18 to 22.
This is only a partial list of .the many excursion rates offered by the
Rock Island Lines. For further information call or write
F. P. RUTHERFORD, D. P. A.
1 82; f Kara am Htreet. Omaha, Neb.
.An r Irf i ii immiisl
FIRST SYMPTOMS OF MEN'G DISEASES
If we could see and treat all men when the first symptoms show them
selves there would soon be little need for so-called specialists In chronic dis
eases, and there would be few men seeking a rejuvenation of their physical,
mental and vital powers, and there would also be few marked with the stamp
of constitutional blood poison, and the sufferers from HTKICTI'RK, VAR1
COCELF.. EMISSIONS, NKRVO-KKXL'AL DEBILITY, 1MHOTENCY, REC
.TAL, KIDNEY and URINARY DISEASES, and their complications would be
reduced to a minimum. But as long aa men continue to disregard the golden
adage, "A stitch In time saves nine," and continue to neglect themselves, or
exercise indifference or poor Judgment In securing the right treatment at the
outaet. Just so long will there be multitudes of chronic sufferers.
We cure safely and thoroughly:
Stricture, Varicocele, Emissions, Nervo-Sexual Debility,
Impotency, Blood Poison (Syphlis), Rectal, '
Kidney and Urinary Diseases,
and all diseases and weaknesses of men due to evil habits, excesses, self
abuse or the result of specific or private diseases.
We make no misleading statements, no deceptive or unbusinesslike
propositions to the afflicted, neither do we promise to cure them in a few '
days, nor offer cheap, worthless treatment In order to secure,' their
patronage. Honest doctor of recognized ability do not resort to snch
methods. We guarantee-a safu and lasting cure in the quickest ponii
ble time, without leaving Injurious after-effects In the system and at the
lowest cost possible for honest, skillful and successful treatment.
FREE CONSULTATION AND EXAMINATION. S.teVoSy10 1
STATE MEDICAL INSTITUTE
1308 Farnam St., Between 13th and 14th Sts., Omaha, Neb.
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The Perfect Be el
Because of its purity, healthfulness and unsur
Tha lady with a case of GOLD TOP la al
ways prepared for unexpected guests, for
what could be more welcome when the
weather is hot than a glass of the sparkling
foam-oreasted Cold Top.
We will send a case to your home.
ess n A Omaha Its adquarters.
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8, SOMth Omaha, mi Main Street,
Ill I ril'O PftftT fUttf statute
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CerUls Cure lor TlrsJ, Hat, AchlR Feet. VWmvoajwUa
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