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The Hee publishing Company, being duly
worn, ssya that the actual number of full
and complete coplea of The Dnlly. Morning,
Evening and SundHy Hee printed during
the month of June. 1909. was as follow: . .
1 21.790 II 33,460
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In the preliminary rsmpatKtrfor the
I'D I ted State senstorship The Bee has
accorded most considerate treatment
to- Attorney General Norrls Brown In
his quest for the nomination. It has
credited him with all that he has done
that Is creditable and given him every
opportunity to exploit his achieve
ments In the defense of the railway tax
cases, which constitute hit principal
asset and claim fof popular support.
But Mr. Brown's newspaper organs
and his Indiscreet supporters do not
seem to appreciate the generous treat
ment he has received from this paper.
They are resorting to the most malig
nant abuse and downright falsification
In their real to (ear down Mr. Brown's
leading competitor In the senatorial
Instead of contenting themselves
with lauding the virtue and achieve
ments of their preferred candidate,
which they certainly have 8 right to
do, they are assaulting and berating
Edward Rosewater for all sorts of
Imaginary offenses and accusing him
of being allied with the railroads, al
though he has been fighting railroad,
domination all his life and would have
been senator year ago had ha been
willing to barter the popular confi
dence reposed In him and abandon the
cause of the people.
If Mr. Brown Is Inspiring. these at
tacks In hit press bureau newspapers
be Is showing very poor gratitude for
hat The Bee -and it editor have done
for him and very little political sagac
lty. If he la not able to control his
champions, he should pray to be saved
rom his fool friends before It Is too
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Not total -sales ...843,804
Dally average 81,465
. . OrneraJ Manager,
Stibacrlbed In mt presence and sworn to
before ma this 30th dny of June. 1908. .
tfceal.) M. B. HI NGATE,
Notary Publfe.
Sebeerlbere leaving; the city tem
porarily ehoald have The Baa
mailed to these. ' Address Trill b
changed aa often aa repaired.
That famous "sting of ingratitude"
evidently still rankles.
That Panama officer' who subdued
rioters with a riding whip must have
studied police methods from a Russian
Tom Taggart'a dense Ignorance of
v hat takes place under his eyes should
win him a large salary as president of
a "trust."
With the Baptist convention In ses
sion here, the weather man would
' have been derelict had he not contrl
buted the rain. ,
By Ignoring the campaign of 1904
Colonel Bryan's - Interviews - are- not
Well calculated to win Judge Parker
to the "forgive and forget" program.
Judging by their resolutions there
Is nothing wrong with the "stalwart"
republicans of North Dakota, although
the "prbgresslves" were inclined to
Question thetr sdundhess.
Boston I to' investigate charges of
Illegal actions by corporations. Is it
possible' that Massachusetts laws were
also passed to be ignored, and the
"puritan conscious" Is a myth?
, Without affirming Japan's intention
Of "closing the door" of Manchuria
occidental traders' seem to think the
door will be made so small as to per
mit only an oriental to. enter.
The more people think of the Drey
fus rase the greater Is the Inclination
to believe in the theory that emotional
Insanity is sometimes epidemic; and
France Is showing signs of recovery.
The Missouri, supreme court - has
formally decided that residents of the
old soldiers' home are not to be
classed with paupers and have a right
to vote. That republican victory, last
year is atlll bearing fruit.
the fundamental grouud on which the
president's opponents fought his pol
icy, and no doctrine was ever more
thoroughly discredited by public Judg
ment and accomplished facts.
Judge Parker'a criticism is entitled
to attention only because It fore
shadows the partisan effort which will
be made In the coming campaign to
depredate the memorable reforms
that have been accomplished by the
republican party under President
Roosevelt's leadership. While the
specific results have been so notable,
as in the prosecutions of the Northern
Securities, Tobacco, Paper, Beef and
many other trusts. In rebate and con
spiracy cases, In ttve Beef, Coal and Oil
trust Investigations and In the legis
lative field, the supreme feat of the
administration haa been the far more
difficult one of bringing public senti
ment to bear triumphantly on one of
the greatest problems that has been
before the country since the civil war.
Thus all the reactionary forces, repre
sented by Judge Parker, which had
been able to paralyse the power of
the government In dealing with the
great question of the time, have now
been broken down and the way opened
wide for the speedy and unquestioned
supremacy of public authority over
gigantic corporation confederations
and conspiracies prejudicial to public
good and Incompatible with equal
with quarters In the city hall. Tils
will be as great a satisfaction to the
public as It Is a disappointment to
the local democratic organ, which has
such a bad case of Flnk-o-phobla that
to obstruct the plans of the republican
treasurer It would gladly Inconven
ience the people who have taxes to
pay or warrants to cash.
The republican conventions that are
now beginning to be held in the va
rious counties throughout Nebraska
are for the roost part called not only
to select delegates to state, congres
sional and district conventions, but
also to nominate local tickets, includ
ing members of the legislature.
It fs highly important that in all
these county conventions resolutions
be adopted pledging the legislative
candidates to support and vote for the
nominee of the state convention for
United States senator. This applies
equally to the float representative and
senatorial conventlona, which will
nominate legislative - candidates for
districts that include more than one
county. In each case it should be
distinctly understood In advance that
the candidate for representative or
for state senator will, if elected, cast
his vote next winter for senator for
the party leader who represents the
choice of the republicans of the entire
state as voiced In their state convention.
A good form for such a resolution
would read as follows: ...
Resolved, That this convention hereby
pledgea Ita legislative nominees to support
and vote for the candidate for United
States 'senator who shall be endorsed- by
the republican state convention.
The people of Nebraska have
reached the point where they will
tolerate no more senatorial deadlocks
and no more dark horses. They will
want to know where every candidate
for the legislature stands upon the
question of United States senator and
any candidate who avoids or evades
a pledge to support the nominee of
the party will be in great Jeopardy
of his own election. Under present
conditions, the only way for Nebraska
republicans to make sure of controllng
the next legislature, and electing a
United States senator is to take the
people Into their confidence and each
candidate assuring the people beyond
question that be Is for the party
The United States district court at
Chicago, by overruling the application
for a new trial of the Chicago & Alton
Railroad company and two of Its chief
officials, convicted under the Elklns'
law of granting rebates, sweeps away
technical evasions and sticks to the sub
stance of things. The court holds that
the Alton cases are identical with those
In which the Burlington road and two
go-betweens were recently duly con
victed and sentenced, the offense being
In purpose and effect clearly a viola
tlon of the federal law forbidding car
riers from deviating, no matter under
what form of rebate device, from
equal charges to shippers.
As in the Burlington cases, so in 'the
Alton cases fines of $20,000 against
the company and of $10,000 against
each of the Indicted officials render
rebating a dangerous and costly busi
ness to the offenders. Now that the
courts . are refusing to be diverted
from the main point by evasive rebate
devices on which to base technical de
fences, the carriers are confronted by
the stern but salutary fact that it is
more profitable, as a pure matter of
business, to observe the law in good
faith, .and stand for equal shippers'
rights than to incur the perils involved
in Illegal practices."
Tennessee republicans became as
wildly excited In their State convert
tlon as though something were really
at. Issue. Secretary Taft's remarks
aoent federal office holding In the
south may yet be Justified.
The report of appraisers of the John
A. McCall estate shows that it is not
safe to estimate the wealth of an in
dividual until he turns his property
Over to the probate court. Even Rocke
feller ami Carnegie may disappoint expectations.
The secretary of the Omaha Grain
exchange announces receipt of coplea
of the new Interstate commerce law
for inspection by those Interested.' It
Is safe to say that "the section relating
to the Issue of free 'passes will inter
est as many If not more than any
other section.
Judge Parker'a reply utterly misses
the point made by Secretary Taft when
the latter claimed credit for the
Roosevelt administration on the score
of progressive anti-corporation legls
latlon and the enforcement of the laws
and succeeds only In showing how far
he is out of touch with dominant pub
lic sentiment. Nothing, Indeed, , could
be more Irrelevant than his assertion
that "not one of the prosecutions to
which the existing administration is
now entitled to credit Is based on any
new statute," as an argument against
the efficacy of the new legislation for
curbing corporations, or against the
wisdom and necessity of providing
modernised legal weaprns for the use
of public authority.
It Js a waste of time to split hairs
on a point which Is settled In the
deliberate and profound conviction of
the American people, and which was
In fact established and certified by the
overwhelming defeat of Judge Parker
as the democratic presidential candl
date two years ago. Tor he then de
clared In a notable campaign pronun
clawento that the ee-rurnoa law pro
vlded sufficient remedies against the
abuses of concentrated wealth In the
form of corporations, trusts and com
blnations. That declaration was re
garded as an appeal ror the support
of the very corporation Interests which
were hostile to the positive stand of
President Roosevelt for enforcement
Secretary Wilson returned to Waaa
.Id J ton from Chicago Instead of com
ing around to Omaha to Inspect the j of the then existing law, common and
meat packing establishments hero. statute, and for additional statutes to
That should be taken as a compliment
to the packing bouses at South Omaha,
whose condition must have been re
tarded so good as to Justify the secre
tary In passing them by.
The home coming from Europe of
W. H. Thompson of Grand Island Is
chronicled, giving the "little glaijt"
ample time to engage in the preltmU
narlea of the democratic state conven
tion. If tae democrats nominate a
candidate for United States senator
Mr. Thompson will have to be reck
oned with, aod will be on the jrond
U kA after his Interwet.
meet the new conditions of corporation
injustice and monopoly with whlcA
executive authority has to deal
Judge Parker, It he could see things
aa they are. had his answer long ago
In the election returns which made
Theodore Rooaevelt president by the
roost emphatic vote ever cast In a na
tlonal election and In the resistless
popular demand which haa moved con
gresa to enact into stronger law the
policy for which the president stood
against Judge Parker. In the legls
latlve struggle to bring about this re
sult the position taken, by the latter
aod uo reaffirmed by .him U yi aciaely
Instead of clarifying, the Norfolk
asylum situation Seems to be getting
more complicated. It is greatly to be
deplored that any state Institution
should become the "subject of conten
tion among those who are In charge
of It and responsible for Its manage
ment, while the helpless Inmates are
likely to suffer through no fault of
their own. This experience, coupled
with' others of similar character, may
be expected to bring Increased pres
sure on the next legislature to enact
some kind of a measure upon the plan
of Iowa's board of control to give these
Institutions disinterested supervision
that will keep them out of political
, The checking of the city cash books
till be utilized as warrant for the
employment of one or more expert ac
countants to relieve the pressure on
the democratic municipal pie counter.
What Is the matter with the city comp
troller and his office force doing the
checking work? They are supposed to
be experienced and reliable ac
countants and. the comptroller Is a
democrat Into the bargain.
The superintendent of the detention
home under the juvenile court law has
made a report showing a formidable
number of children entertained there
as guests. This may be a "good" re
port from one point of view, but It
would be a better report if it showed
that there were fewer children In
Omaha who required detention home
Proof of Prosperity.
Washington Post.
The country broke all records last year
In the Importation Of diamonds' snd
precious stones, and- even at that saved
money.enough J,q ,jy . extortionate price
for Ice.
And Congress Seeds Are Booming,
Washington Post.
Since the adjournment of congress the
poor, down-trodden farmer la busy hiring
hands, feeding thetn on spring chicken and
hot-footing It to the local bank with large
wads of the long green. 1
Pitchfork l.olllnar Under Palmetto.
New York Tribune.
Senator Tillman is not resting In the
shade of the palmetto these July days with
a fan and a mint Julep to assuage the heat.
From Sandy Flat he has sent forth an
alphabetical list of South Carolina legisla
tors who should be left at home. The
South Carolina senator is a fighter all the
year through.
When a man commits a blunder It
is always to his credit if he makes
amends and endeavors to correct his
mistake. This is also true of public
bodies, including the Omaha water
board.' When the appellate court de
cided some weeks ago that board had
no right to reduce water rates the
board issued a manifesto to water
consumers advising them against pay
lng the full rates until final adjudica
tion by the supreme court of the
United States.
The effect of this advice would
have been to make the city responsible
for the difference between the regular
water rates and the reduced rates in
case the supreme court should affirm
the decision of the appellate court.
This might have involved the city in
loss of from $10,000 to $20,000 a
year, possibly even more. It Is, there
fore, to the credit of the board that
It haa revised its first advice to water
consumers and recommended that they
pay their future water bills and the
amounts deducted from them hereto
fore under protest, thus reserving the
right to collect from the water com-
pany the excess in case the supreme
court should reverse the appellate
Good Line to Pall On.
. Baltimore American.
Philadelphia la going to arrest the head
of a big Ice company and haa arrested a
number of butchers for selling bad meat,
the pure food campaign of the Quaker
City is proceeding on the most practical
kinds of lines and with a swiftness which
some of the critics of its habitual slow
ness would da well to Imitate.
Germany la enjoying a period of wonder
ful prosperity. The percentage of unem
ployed In the empire Is low. The revenues
derived from the Income tax are greater
than ever before. The deposits In tha
savlnga hanka, representing the surplus
earnings of the working Hnd middle classes,
have reamed t-.'IK'.OOA.OOO In the last
twenty-five years. German capitalists have
Invested large sums In foreign enterprises.
The foreign commerce of the nation la
already great and constantly growing. At
ths time of the war between China and
Japan the annual tonnage of Gorman ves
sels engaged in the eastern trade was
25n,w. whereas now it la SOO.OOu.
Explaining the progress the German em
pire has made In the last quarter century.
Dr. lxitils Elklnd. In an article In the
Forntlghtly Review, declares that the de
velopment Of patriotism In the Individual
haa been the most Important factor. Its
Influence cannot be measured by a foot
rule or expressed In statistical form, but
Its effect has been to bring the people of
the nation together into a "nrm snd united
organization," the activity , of one class
reacting favorably on the others, and the
substitution of a national feeling for locM
pride has resulted In the development of
high ambition for the whole country. In
Dr. Elklnd s opinion the Industrial and
grlcultural clRswea are not seriously sep
rated In their alms, but work together,
each "assisting the other aa far as possi
ble," because they know it la for their
common udvantagn that 'Germany should
flourish, both industrially and agricul
turally." The British South Africa company re
ports that the Cape to Cairo railway has
reached Broken Hill. This point Is I
miles north of Victoria Falls and 2.1
mllea from Cape Town, and Its connection
by rail with the south constitutes a further
step toward the fullflllment of Mr.
Rhoades' great scheme. The rails reach-d
Kalomo, ninety-three miles north of the
falls, on May 2. If, slnr-e which date
rapid progress has been made. On July i.
19t, the further extension was begun, and
the 21 miles from Kalomo to Broken Hill
was constructed In 146 days. On" ninety
nine, days, however, no plate laying was
done, so that the rails were actually laid
at the rate of more than a mile a day.
On September 2s last five and three-quarter
miles were put In between daylight
and dark, conatltutlng a record for rapid
plate laying in South Africa. Three thou
sand to J.OOO nativea were constantly em
ployed, and about 350 whites.
"Captain Dreyfus must be written down
In history as a hero," aaya the Cleveland
Leader. "All the world knows his story
how he was disgraced and only narrowly
escaped death under a charge of treaaon
prosecuted by fellow officers of the French
army for the purpose of covering their
own misdoings. When the truth became
known he was released by pardon from
the convict colony on Devil's Island, to
which he had been sentenced for life.
Once he was at liberty, he and hla friends
demanded a vindication from the French
The quality of the man la Indicated by
hla refusal to demand money damages,
though undoubtedly he could get them. 'I
have given, everything to my country,' he
said, 'Including health, happiness and
future. As my country gave me everything,
so my country can take everything. . I k
only that my honor be restored to me.'
"France can well be proud of such sol
diers as Captain Dreyfus. The spirit of
self-sacrifice Is not so common as not to
deserve recognition and honor wherever
found. The prisoner of Devil's Island has
supplied the beat possible climax to one
of the most interesting passages In modern
The Comforting Piano
Nothing In the home ran possibly take the place of the piano. It Is almost
criminal to neglect the musical Instincts and education of your children.
There was a time when a good piano cost $1,000. Better pianos can now be
bought for $300 and $40. And, besides, such economical, satisfactory ar
rangements can be made for the payment which were never offered before. Th
Hospe one price plan affords lowest cash prices to everyone. And to worthy
people we give the advantage of buying upon the monthly settlement plan
The extraordinary offerings we havo in new pianos, such as the Cramer al
$190, the standard Kimball at $260, the Cable-Nelson at 1276 and more than
a dozen other of the most reliable, best known pianos In the world at the
most favorable prices found in the United States, mske It easier for you to buy
a piano here than anywhere else.
You are neglecting your home and your children if you have no piano
and you are cheating your purse If you buy a piano anywhere but here. The
Hospe oneprlce, no commission of selling saves you 150 to $160 on a plane
1513 DouIqls St., OmaLaia.
First-Class Tlano Toning, f2.K0.
Baay Days for Experts.
Chicago Chronicle.
With all the Insanity "experts" retained
on one side or the other of the Thaw ease,
all the handwriting "experts" busy with
the Hartje divorce case and all the sani
tary "experts'" buzslng around the stock
yards, the country would be in a bad fix If
something new should break loose requlr-
ng "expert" attention. The comforting
thing is . that It does not take long to
qualify as an "expert." In case of actual
emergency an "expert" can be educated In
fifteen minutes If the lawyers on the other
side do not find it out.
If any doubt had been entertained in
any quarter, Secretary Wilson by his
work and declarations during his
three days' stay In Chicago has made it
absolutely certain that the new meat
Inspection law will be vigorously en
forced. Of this there is ominous em
phasis In the notice given lu conclu
sion that those establishments only
which are In proper sanitary coadltlon
by August 1 will be given Inspection.
This notice Is of course equivalent
to a decree that all packing houses
which do not by that time comply
strictly with the new law and the reg
Ulatlona prescribed under It by the
Department of Agriculture will be cut
off from the market In other states
and In foreign countries. The power
conferred on the department as to
sanitary requirements Is of the am
plest character, and as not a pound of
meat products can be legally received
for shipment by any Interstate carrier
unless It bears the government In
spectlon stamp the department Is in
position to Insist on Its terms.
It Is difficult to imagine a more
forcible Illustration of the farreachlng
Indirect power of the national govern
ment, since it has no direct constitu
tlonal authority for local sanitary and
police regulation. Tet, practically
the national Jurisdiction Is plenary
with respect to all those great pack
Ing Industries which must perforce de
pend on the markets of other states
and foreign countries. Only the
smaller concerns can escape national
supervision, and the public Is in some
measure protected against their prod
ucts if they are not inspected and
properly branded.
The merged city and county trees
urles will after all be accommodated j self. ' The lottrvUer retired.
Salfcera la tha Teat.
New York flun.
Right on the heels of the repudiation of
Mr. Bryan by Tarn mas Tlbblea comes thn
story that the austere tribune of Dedham
haa refused to serve on the reception com
mittee and la sulking In his tent. As the
grand old man of the populists. Mr, Tib
bies was not expected to leave his reserva
tion to welcome Mr. Bryan; but George
Fred Williams has been the personal rep
resentatlve of the peerless in Massachu'
aetts so long that tha newa of his dlsaffoc
tlon would unman Mr. Bryan and perhaps
shake him In his resolution to be safe and
aane. The conservatism of the great Amir
lean traveler and his commerce with
crowned heads embittered Tibbies, and Wll.
Hams, it Is whispered, hat been alienated
by his faltering on the road to govern.
ment ownership. But Mr. Bryan may have
been mlsreported from the Winter palace
and TrondhJom. His radical friends will
find no sea change In him when hit feet lire
planted on his native heath and he man
give voles to the old sentiments or lose
their votes.
The Proctor family are marble million
alrea in Vermont. The father la a atnator.
The aon has been nominated for governor.
Indiana has a legislative candidate whose
name Is Ananias Baker. No doubt he la
hopefully waiting to be struck by the
lightning of popular approval.
Hon. Pop Anson of Chicago progresses
rapidly in politics. A year ago he was
called to serve Chicago in the Office of
city clerk. Now Cook county wants him
for sheriff.
That audacious statesman by tha eu
phonious name of Lumpklns has shown dls
cretlon. He has decided not to run
galnat Benjamin R. Tillman for one, of
South Carolina's seats in the t'nlted States
It Is gravely announced that the repub.
Means of Arkansas will make a hard fight
to defeat Jeff Davit for the L'nltad States
senate. It will be about as sasy for them
to do this as for the camel to pass through
the eye of a needle.
William P. Harrlty it tulng somebody
in Philadelphia and ehargea wicked things
agalrst that somebody with reference to
certain atook transactions. Harrlty st i
business man is a surprise to those wh
remember him aa a democratic national
commit teemin unidentified with political
Senator Murray Crane of , Massachusetts
has learned how to chat with reporter
without aaying anything. While at Man
cheaier-by-the-8e a few days a newtpape
man endeavored to Interview him. Mr.
Crane waa asked what he thought of the
political outlook. "On national questions.
replied the senatar. slowly and gravely,
"there Is a good deal to be" here a pause
-."though about before one expreeaee hint,
A new German statute provldea for the
enlarging of an existing law against the
disfiguring of landscapes by unsignuy
structures, advertisements, etc. the rignt
to prevent such disfigurements Is exercised
by the state independent of the question
whether the advertising matter or other
objectionable thing It placed on public or
private grounds. Under the proposed law
the authorltlet of each district or wnicn
there are fifty-three in Baden, correspond
ing somewhat to our counties are author
ised to determine what landacapea, build
ings or monuments should be protected by
the statute. Violations or the statute are
made punishable by fine, with or without
imprisonment, The statute now in force,
as well as the proposed law, provides
against the display of pictures, advertise-
menta or other things calculatea to mar
or disfigure any especially attractive land
scape or detract from the artistic or
aesthetic effect of any building or other
structure of special Impo'tance as an his
torical or artletlc monument, or be highly
prejudicial to any street or part of a city
whers euch building or structure is situated.
In tha Fortnightly Review, Lady Qrove
..rt that English women are nana;
capped "in almost every department of
life." Only one the purely social plane are
they on a level with men. While tne ci
vorce laws are unfair to women, feminine
breaches of morals are "treated witn more
leniency than formerly." Unfair to women
are not only the divorce laws, but those
of lunacy, libel and slander. So in con
tracta. A wife cannot bind her husband's
property, but he can bind all hers that it
not her eeparate ettate. 9he cannot get
the relief of the bankruptcy acta In re
spect of an ante-nuptlal debt, even If she
has srpsrate property, and on her ' hut
band't dtath she Is liable to the extent of
her property for pre-nuptlal debts. A
woman deserted by her husband hss to oh.
tain from a police magistrate an order pro
tectlng her earnings or property acquired
since desertion. In some cases the benefit
of pre-nuptlal contracts made by the wife
vests In the husband at marriage. She
connot sue In the high court without giving
security; a man can. If she applies for
tharea In a atock company, the directors
may require that her husbnnd.ahall be a
Joint holder, although the money Is her.
In university degrees she does not receive
equal recognition for performancea equal
to thoae of candldatea In trousers. The
whole system of eduestton Is "In the boy't
favor." When he esrna a living she finds
that she haa to work harder than men
and for much less pay. In fact, working
women have to do two elaases of work, for
their employera and household, st half
what men get for doing the former. From
many elassea of labor they are excluded
solely on account of aex.
Belgium Is a land of great smokers, but
not all Belgians use the weed. Thia threat
ana to disrupt the Belgian labor pnrty.
The famoue Maison du Peuple at Bruss'-ls
is at present rent by a discussion mo-e
violent than any about mere polltlca could
ever produce to smoke or not to smo!i.
At the great meetings continually being
held st the House uf the People the work
men are In the habit of roinmunlng with
their pipes while listening to tho fervid
utterancea of their socialist orators. Un
fortunately, one of the most prominent of
their leaders. M Vandervelde. Is an ardent
nnnsmoker. and, after having addressed
two meetings at the Maison du Peupls,
waa ao overcome with the fumes of nico
tine there Inhaled at to be confined to bed
for two days. Thle Instance of msrtyrdom
stiffened the backs ef her anti-tobacco,
r, sad tbty threaten tools is eeces.
Unmitigated Meanness.
Ashland Gasette (rep ).
About asytnarked a case of unmitigated
meanness as we have noticed lately la de
veloped In the attitude of the Omaha
World-Herald toward Edward Rosewater,
editor of The Omaha Bee and candidate
for United Slates senator from Nebraska.
It was planned by Mr. nosewater's frlenda
to give him a reception on the occasion
of his return from Rome, where he has
been for a number of weeks In the service
Of the Washington authorities In the Inter
national Poatal congress. There were sev
eral receptions planned smong different
classes of people who constitute Mr. Rose
water's friends, among the rest the Bo
hemian citizens of the city.
Thla Is nothing unusual; In fact. It Is
Just the proper thing when distinguished
cltlxens who have been abroad return. It
was desired that the Lyra club, one of
the foremost musical cluba In the city, be
present at the reception, which was given
at Turner hall, for the purpose of enliven
ing the occasion with their Inimitable
music. The movement was intended to be
and ought to have been entirely non
partisan, but such a thing could not be
tolerated among the smooth political
manipulators who are always luring the
republican majority of the population with
the siren song of nonpartlsanshlp, and
many of them managing to slip Into office
occasionally on this specious plea.
In commenting upon the caee the World
Herald says:
"This has greatly angered the members.
who object to having the aoclety used for
political purposes. While the reception la
being advertised as nonpartisan and demo
crats are asked to take part, the purpose
la to boom Mr. Rosewater for the senate.
A similar line of work is going on among
the Hebrews of Omaha with the expects,
tton of making them solid for Mr. Rose
water on primary day."
What would the World-Herald say If re
publicans should assume such an attitude
of meanness toward William J. Bryan on
his return, not from pubHc service, but
from a pleasure trip around the world T
What would these bland "nonpartisans" In
general say?
Yet the fact Is perfectly patent to every
one that tho object of fhe proposed demon
strations is to boom Bryan for the presi
dency. Republicans are asked and ex
pected to participate In the honors to
Bryan and they will do so.
Edward Rosewater Is the peer of W. J.
Bryan any day. He wes prominent in
public affairs In Nebraska years before
Bryan was thought of.
The above Is only a fair sample of the
unmitigated meanness with which Hitch
cock rewards Rosewater for that seat he
gave him in the lower house of congress
a few years ago.
No Uncertainty Abont Him.
Ord Quit (rep.).
Editor Rosewater is the right man for
Nebraska to send to the senate this win
ter. There will be no uncertainty as to
what course he will pursue on all public
matters, for his convictions are well known
and, be it further said, he has proved him
self to be generally right.
Season for "Klalptlon" Fits.
Calloway Queen (rep.).
When Edward Rosewater's name was
mentioned for United Statea senator, the
State Journal was seised with a "klnlp
tion" fit. Now, since the name of F. M.
Currle has been mentioned for the plaoe,
the Journal accuses him of holding secret
meetings In order to beat the Journal's
pet, Norrls Brown. This old world Is treat
ing the State Journal awfully, aw full;
Some Pertinent Qnestlona.
South Omaha Cltlxen.
What man haa done more for Nebraska
than Mr. Edward Rosewater?
What man has always had the Interest
of Omaha st heart and haa always mad
It a point to put self behind, when there
was anything to be gain4T for Nebraska 1
What man la there In Nebraska that II
better qualified for the place than Mr.
Where will you find a more representa
tive man to repreeent you at Washlngtonl
WJiere will you find a man who Is more
thoroughly acquainted with the affairs of
our state than Mr. Rosewater?
Where will you And a man that stsndi
so high In the esteem of the general pub
lic as Mr. Edward Rosewater?
If Rosewater Is senator we need nevet
fear but what Nebraska will be well taken
care of while he haa that honorable peti
tion. KnrrowlntT Down the List,
Wayne Herald (rep ).
The United States senatnrshlp in Ne-
Drasaa nas narrowed down to a contest
between Edward Rosewater and Norrls
Brown. Others with senatorial aspiration!
have been overshadowed.
id sing 'When the Cows
Miss Mllkywelgh?"
no sne eiaouiateo "
"Oee, ain't that woman ugly?"
"Not so ugly aa the one standing by
her." 9
"Oh, I don't know-who la aha?"
"My wife."
"The other one's mine." Cleveland
Yeast I see postage stamps have Just
been dealgned and printed In Greece to
commemorate the Olympic gamea of 19(W,
st which the Americans came out vic
torloua. Crlmsonbeak Well, the Greeka want to
be sure of licking something. Yonkera
Mr. City Boarder was being entertained
by hla rural aweetheart.
"Do you play and sing 'When the Cows
Are in tne uorn,' Miss MIlkyweighT"
iMra Diets you, n
get the dogs and cha
w eeaiy.
"Huh! What do you know about war?
Did you ever hurl yourself Into the 'Immi
nent, deadly breach' or 'aeek the bubble
reputation, even In the cannon's mouth?' "
"Well, no; not exactly. Not to any no
ticeable extent. But I hriYe taken home
unexpected company o dinner." Puck.
"An actor should put his whole heart
into his work, shouldn't he?"
"Yes," snswered Mr. Stormlngton Barnea,
"and even that ian't enough. Ha must
find a man willing to put hla whole pocket
book into it." Waahlngton Star. . ..
T. A. Daly in Cathollo Standard and
Let others go
For pomp and show
Where ocean beata or mountain towers.
I'm glad I got
A homelike spot
To rest in after working hours.
My wife and I
Contented,, sigh
For nothing that the haunts of pleasure
By aea or lake
Could add to make
Our Joy in lite of greater measure.
Good food to eat,
(Despite the heat
I love my meals, and so does Kitty),
And not a csre
What clothes to wear!
We're quite contented In tha city.
Although to stick
Where walls of brick
Encompass one In all directions
fa hard, we've got .
A cinch. Thafa what!
We're sponging on my wife's connections'
Browning, King & Co
In our men's department you can find:
$25.00 Suits reduced to $18.00.
$20.00 Suits reduced to $15.00.
$18.00 Suits reduced to $12.50.
$15.00 Suits reduced to $10.00.
All of our $1.50 soft shirts (except white, $1.15.
All of our $1.00 soft shirts (except white), 85o
In our juvenile department you can find:
Boys' Wue cheviot single breasted suita, worth
$10.00, for $5.00.
Boys' $1.00 summer shirts for 65c.
$1.50 Star blouses are now $1.00.
$1.00 Star blouses are now 75c.
Nearly all of our stock has received some sort
of a reduction and you should consider this stord
if you are looking for a bargain.
Flitcenth and
Douglas Sts.
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