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    THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: RATUKDAY, AUGUST 11. lPOfl,
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The Omaha Daily Dee.
E. ROHKWATER. EDITOR.
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class matter.
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska, Douglaa County, as:
C. C. Rosewatar, general manager of
The Bee Publlshtnr company, being duly
worn, says that the actual number of
full and complete copies of The Dally,
Morning. Evening and Sdnaay Bee printed
during tha month of July, was aa
follows:
1 30,140 IT tl,30
a 31,710 II 31,830
1 39,630 1 31,080
4... Sa.tOO 10 31,080
t 83,800 ill 83,430
S1.M0 II 30,500
7 33,380 tl SUM
1 30,300 24 31,680
31,830 21 31,330
10 31,660 24 31,570
11 31,530 27 81,750
11 83,680 - .. 83,180
II... 33,360 ' 2l 30,560
14... 34,080 t9 31,630
It 80,400 31 SlfeUO
It .....32,900'
Total 887,860
Less unsold copies 10,866
Net total sales 878,894
Dally average 31,613
C. C. ROSEWATER,
General Manager.
Subscribed In my prasenco and worn
to beor ma this list day of July, l0t.
(Seal.) II. B. HUNQATE,
, Notary Public,
WHEN OCT OF TOWN.
Sobscrlbers leaving tha city tern,
porarlly ' sh.al ksri Tha Baa
mailed to them. Addreas will ba
With Uncle Sam again in the mar
bet for silver, the Colorado mining
situation should improve.
Nebraska Is said to have more banks
per capita than any other state.. And
none of them is failing Nebraskans
just now.
Tartars and Armenians seem to oc
cupy the role of chorus in the Russian
national tragedy, but the. entre-act is
becoming monotonous..
For the heated season Omaha real
estate activity ie keeping up remark
ably well. Rising values make busi
ness In the real estate market. .
V
Now that ona ! Judge of a Nw York
City court has declared another-in
contempt of court, laymen will feel
freer to declare their own ldep.s on
the subject.
When those' Missouri mountaineers
go on the war path against the grand
Jury which indicted the negro lynch
ers tbey may prove that Kentucky has
no monopoly on feuds.
Governor Folk thinks that the power
of the chief executive of the state
should be Increased, but may be will
ing to admit that the success of the
plan depends ranch upon the governor.
Cashier Herlng's plea that he vio
lated law only at the command of
President Stensland may mitigate his
offense In the eyes of some bank offi
cials, but will not do him much good
in court.
The census taker on the canal cone
is showing the effect of his early
training. Having found 22,000 people
on the strip, be tells how many more
there would be if he had counted resi
dents of adjoining territory.
A valuable suggestion comes as the
result of the Chicago bank failure,
which Is that bank examiners should
notify signers of notes found in banks
of the number and face value of all
paper bearing their signatures.
Russell Sage continued to the last
to be unique among American million
aires and apparently communicated
this attribute to his estate, which is
the only one which has so far proven
larger than the popular estimate.
The air brake on the train on which
Governor Folk was riding failed when
it was needed and a wreck followed.
Legislation covering railway equip
ment "win be demanded in Missouri
and ahould be enacted by every state.
War' has been declared on the Kan
sas City Board ot Trade by a rival
institution, which alleges , that its
rules . makes it a combination in re
straint ot trade. But the activity of
that board provea that the restraint
is at leaBt only "constructive."
Candidate Berge has the best of the
argument with those democrats who
object to his nomination tor governor
at the head of the democratic ticket
. on the ground that he la a populist.
If a populist was good enough to head
the democratic ticket two years ago
why is he not good enough to head It
again this year?
One thing Is being surely accom
plished by this dispute over the publi
cation of the constitutional amend
ment notice. Attention is being drawn
to the proposed amendment as it never
would have been had the notice been
published for twice the required time
without anything to draw the reader's
v eapeciall to It.
BTCOXTRACT OR BY GOVERUM EXT.
One of the most Important practical
subjects which the president has in
hand during his vacation is the ques
tion, now pressing for early settle
ment, whether the Panama ranhl shall
be constructed directly by the govern
ment or by contract. The law confers
authority for either method, and each
has advantages as a general policy
or peculiar advantages for particu
lar parts of the work, and both
are being urged btfore the president
now. It is especially Insisted that at
least such parts of the work ns the
locks and the two enormous dams
which the plans rail for can be best
done under contract, and there are
some who would have the whole canal
completed in this way. It is plausibly
believed that one of the main objects
of the president's projected visit to
the Isthmus is to gain all possible
light on this phase of the matter.
Contrary to general belief, the mere
work of excavation, which Is implied
in the phrase "digging the canal," is
the least of the difficulties, and does
not ralso the puzzle to which the presi
dent is giving so much time. That
part of the work, which was begun
prematurely by Chief Engineer Wal
lace in order to make a showing, is
now going rapidly forward on an as
sured basts. Forty of the greatest ex
cavating machines ever built have
been already installed and are in
actual operation, so that during the
present month an immense amount, of
material will be removed and excava
tion will be rapidly Increased as addi
tional machines are set 'up. So that
construction goes forward efficiently
the general public will not concern
itself much as to method, for which,
knowing his Intense interest ' and
eagerness to get results, they have full
confidence in President Roosevelt.
MORE INDIANS THAN EVER.
The facts of the offlciaFV record com
pletely disprove the popular' notion
that the Indians in the United States
are dying out. On few subjects has
there been more indiscriminate guess
ing than the original number of the
Indian population, which was long im
mensely exaggerated by imagination.
Nothing is now more certainly known
than that the assumption of a dense
native population when this country
was discovered Is utterly unfounded.
It was, on the contrary, exceedingly
sparse, vast regions being entirely un
inhabited. Since 1860, at ' least, the national
enumerations have been fairly accu
rate, and they show a steady though
not a large increase of the Indians,
amounting to 12 per cant In almost
a half century and the total now being
284,000. Afid Major Charles F. Lar
rabee, acting commissioner 6f Indian
affairs, who is regarded as the best
informed authority, goes so far as to
assert that the number of Indians
within the . boundaries of the United
States since the time ot, Columbus
was never so great as 11? is today.-
' Undoubtedly the Indian race will
ultimately disappear, even if the num
ber classed as Indians is now Increas
ing, but it wUl not be by destruction
in the sensef commonly understood,
but by amalgamation and incorpora
tion with the mass of other races by
which - it is-' now surrounded. The
policy now firmly established by the
government,' by" breaking down tribal
relations andnakins the Indian self
supporting, harmonizes with the gen
eral course of affairs to hasten this
result.
A WAR OF CAMPAIQX FUXDS.
The coming campaign will undoubt
edly be "something fierce," If we may
Judge from the preliminary maneuvers
of the managers of the several parties.
The democratic national campaign
committee, alert to let its competitors
get no advantage, has now also pro
claimed the popular one dollar contri
bution plan for amassing a fund. It
is true that the republicans and the
laborltes were several weeks before
hand with this formidable scheme, but
It does not 'appear' that t their war
chests have in the. Interval been so
hugely replenished that their adver
sary need despair of matching the
contents. President Roosevelt is knowu
to have contributed his dollar and
several other republicans are alleged
to have done the same, but Mr. Gomp
ers has not yet reported on the labor
ltes' sinews of war.
But the democratic committee is
said to have already sent out a circu
lar letter to the 30,000 democrats
who in their enthusiasm contributed
a dollar each in the first Bryan cam
paign, and the response is awaited at
headquarters with great expectations.
THE CITY TAX LEVY.
A city tax levy ot 61 mills, without
including any Jtem to pay accumula
ting water hydrant rental, will hardly
come up to the pledges to reduce the
tax burdens made by the new demo
cratic mayor and council when they
went before the people In the last city
election.
The democratic candidates and cam
paigners charged the republicans then
in control with extravagance and led
the taxpayers to believe that a change
of administration would result in ma
terial relief to them.
To leave out of account altogether
money needed to pay for water hy
drant service in order to keep the levy
down even to 61 mills. la so palpably
deceptive that it will not fool anyone
who does not want to be fooled. The
obligation for hydrant rental continues
to accrue month by month under the
terms of the contract and will have to
be paid, if not now, at some subsequent
time. To postpone It Is only to put
off the evil day and to pytend that
the'eity is meeting expenses out of the
current revenues, when la fact It is
piling up a debt sure to Increase the
tsx levy of next year or the year after
beyond all reasonable limits.
.The various department officials who
have charge of the expenditure ac
count may be counted on to plead for
larger appropriations and to exagger
ate the demands which each has to
meet. That Is their regular program
every tlniea tax levy is to be made.
The mayor and council, however, are
responsible authorities, who must take
Into consideration the whole budget of
the city, together with probable rev
enues from sources other than taxa
tion, and the weight of the tax bur
den upon property owners. .
FRACTIONAL COINAGE.
To relieve the fractional silver coin
famine which has become very severe
in many parts of the country the gov
ernment has found authority through
legal construction to purchase bullion
for such coinage, of which it Is esti
mated about 52,000,000 ounces will
be required during the next twelve
months. Tne re-entrance after a long
interval of the government into the
silver market, in which the price dur
ing the last three years has risen al
most 25 per cent, will naturally have
a stimulating effect, although Its pur
chases for fractional coinage will be
relatively small. The quantity required
for the coming year will be only a
little more than the sliver purchase
act of 1878 required to be purchased
each month.
Under 'the' gold standard strengthen
ing act of 1900 authority was given
to mint into fractional coins metal
acquired under the sliver purchase
act, and during the next three years
$33,000,000 of fractional coins were
struck, thus absorbing about seven
months' purchases under that act.
But the entire remainder ot the bul
lion mass had been turned into dollar
coins early in 1905, so that fractional
coinage had to be suspended in spite
ot the demand in business.
Congress, though urged by the ad
ministration, failed at the late session
to confer authority to remlnt the
dollar coins, which are not wanted fr
circulation, into half-dollar, quarter
and dime coins, which are so much
wanted. The result is that the treas
ury must continue to warehouse a
prodigious mass of coined metal, while
buying more silver, and at the same
time maintain its parity as coin or
its paper representatives with gold,
which is now exchanged for silver on
demand. There will be. however, no
serious increase of the silver liability
because of the purchases for fractional
coins, which will be Instantly and
permanently absorbed In the circula
tion and their final disappearance
through, loss or otherwise is always
rapid.
The unopposed renomination of
Congressman Pollard in the first Ne
braska district must be taken .to mean
that the republicans of that district
are satisfied with his services and with
his record and believe that his election
to fill the unexpired term of Senator
Burkett entitles him to another elec
tion for a. full term. Congressman
Pollard, however, may expect, under
the circumstances, to have a stiff fight
on his hands at the election should the
opposition succeed in massing behind
a candidate with personal popularity
reaching beyond party lines.
Advices from New York are to the
effect that 500 Nebraskans are ex
pected to attend the homecoming re
ception there to Colonel Bryan. It is
a little early to say how many people
will travel from Nebraska to New
York to greet Mr. Bryan on his land
ing, but it is safe to say. that there
will be hundreds, if not thousands,
who will pretend to hall from Ne
braska in x order to get places up
toward the head of the procession.
This is hardly the time of the year
to interrupt the work of public im
provements by- disagreement between
the different departments of city govT
ernment, or to allow the public works
contractors to proceed without the
necessary checks and supervision. The
Interests of the public demand that
the city officials in disagreement get
together.
In the meantime, so far as the pub
lic is aware, the city's representative
on the Board of Appraisers has made
no official report of bis finding jbs to
the value of the water works plant.
Omaha taxpayers ought to be entitled
to at least that much in return for
the money paid for his expert serv
ices. The local democratic organ 6hould
not be In such a hurry about the
platform pledge on which the demo
cratic council was elected promising
cheaper gas "at an early date." "An
early date" Is one of those elastic
terms that can be stretched to suit the
occasion.
The latent outbreak of Pulajanes In
Leyte, costins the lives of five Amer
icans, indicates the necessity of bring
ing more than Spanish power to bear
on the outlaws. Three hundred years
of lawlessness makes a difficult prob
lem, but the United States must solve
it.
The Auditorium committee engaged
in devising ways and means for com
pleting the building is doing well to
wait for final figures that will tell ex
actly how much more money is needed
for a finished job. Let us have no
more plere-meal completion.
Hoary Alarms.
St. I,oula Olobe-Democrat.
The Iowa democrats hav denounced in
thunder tones ami viewed with alarm In
their good, old-fnshloned way. Thia la a
logical beginning of a campaign which la
certain to end la the good, old-fashioned
way, aUo.
F.flRAK. SKVATORI I. CAMPAHil
Shame farh Christiana.
Western Laborer lnd).
The good people of the Epworth leasuo
have been Imposed upon by some tricky
and cunning politician. We do not think
Mr. Ilneewater la slwaya right In the
many stands ho takes In his paper from
year to year. No living newspaper man
can be always right.
To say Mr. Rosewater Is "an open and
avowed champion of tha liquor traffic, a
friend of tha lawless and Immoral ele
ment and unfit to represent the best senti
ment and citizenship of Nebraska," is out
rageously untrue. .
President Pnn.Avelt thnnffht Mr. fins
water fit to represent tha whole t'nltedtlon was also
States at the world's postal congress at
Rome only recently. Surely ha la fit to
represent tho people of Nebraska in the
senate.
Mr. Rosewater does not use tobacco,
rarely ever touches liquor of any kind,
and has never been known to gamble,
lie la a kind, good husband and father.
He is respected by practically all the
people of Omaha rich and poor, and es
pecially the poor becauso he Is worthy
of their respect. He has done more fa
vors for people, in distress and helped
more men to positions where they could
make a living for their families than
any man in Nebraska bar none.
It is all right for politicians to knock
on Mr. Rosewater . to keep him from
being, elected senator so that they can
get the Job themselves, but tha Epworth
league Is supposed to be Imbued with the
principles that Christ taught He would
never approve of such a resolution aa the
above. He would tell tha truth. He
would have said: "Let htm who hath not
sinned cast the first stone." We venture
to' say that If the introducer of tho
above resolution had thought of the words
of Christ he would never have introduced
the above lying and libelous resolution.
Shame on such Christians!
A Party Tradition.
Lincoln Star (rep.).
Ever since Nebraska was admitted to
statehood the party in power hn.a recog
nised the Platte river aa a political divid
ing line. It Is a tradition among republi
cans that the district north of the Platte
river is entitled to name one United
States senator and that the district south
of the Platte must be permitted to name
the other. It Is an unwritten law which
haa never been violated. Time after time
the leaders of the party In the northern
division have agreed upon a standard
bearer in the person of the most avail
able man for the senate, and have gone
Into state convention as his champions.
Invariably the leaders of the South Platta
country have been guided by the will
of the South Platte politicians and have
conceded the Initiative to them.
So It Was that the senator-makers of
the South Platte country espoused the
cause of Elmer J. Burkett and made of
him their standard bearer In the race
for the senatorshlp. Not a single poli
tician north of the Platte demurred at this
program, but by common eonsent fell In
with the plans mapped out by Senator
Burkett'a friends. Nobody thought of
naming a candidate north of the Platte
for tha Dietrich successor. In fact,
everybody knew thnt such an effort must
prove futile.
Bu4 what do we eee this year? The men
who succeeded in making good i.ielr plans
of two years ago are attempting to name
the winner in the pending senatorial
tournament, ao they have aet themselves
to the task of selecting a United States
senator for the North Platte people.
That they have little support from
the very section wTilch is to profit, this
year, by the senatorial nomination . ia
very apparent, as their candidate haa
carried only one .county north of the
Platte, that counlyjelng hla home county,
won only after a heated battle. The
North Platte counties, If these senator
makers have their way, will have little
to do with: naming a senator, from the
North Platte territory.
Ia It a Prohibition liinrl
Beatrice Sun (lnd.).
The Epworth assembly has resolved that
Edward Rosewater is unfit for the senate
and has asked all Christian people to op
pose any man for the legislature' who will
vote for Rosewater. Mr. Brown and his
boomers are working a little chuch-and-state
busineKS Into their political campaign.
While It la admitted that Mr. Rosewater
Is not a prohibitionist and that his prin
ciples' upon the great question are known,
whRt shall we say of his principal op
ponent? Is ha a prohibitionist? While the
liquor traffic is recognised as among one
of the greatest evils, there are other ques
tions of equal Importance to the masses.
In this connection It might he well for
Mr. Brown, who la posing as a prohibi
tionist In prohibition communities, and who
Is anything to get votes, to define himself
and to state openly that he wants the
vote of prohibition membera only.
Hit the Nail on the Head.
Butte Gazette (rep.).
Edward Rosewater's speech at the con
vention (Boyd county) was very appropri
ate, condensed and logical, hitting the nail
squarely on the head at every corner and
turn.
Impractical Prohibitionists.
Weeping Water Herald (rep.).
The Epworth assembly In session at Lin
coln, took enough time one day last week
to pass a resolution against the candidacy
of E. Rosewater for United States senator.
Sixteen years ago they remember that the
Omaha editor was against the prohibitory
amendment, and now they are working a
little politics Into the assembly meeting In
order to show their disapproval. Thla la a
long time for Christians to hold a griev
ance. The church don't love their enemies
when It comes to politics. Rosewater did
not favor the amendment. He kept tab on
Iowa, and knew that the state that Is
spotted with saloona gained nothing by
such legislation. The republican party haa
given Nebraska and Iowa all the temper
ance legislation they ever had, but the
prohibitionists, not satisfied unless they
could head tha party that made the lawa.
either voted aa a party or with the demo
crats. The prohibition party Is composed
nf good Christian men. as a rule, but they
did not draw a lesson from the Iowa legis
lation as did Rosewater.
Work In a Politics Ttironith Rrllalon.
I'tlca Sun (rep).
The assembly at Lincoln last week de
nounced Edward Rosewater aa a candidate
for I'nlted States senator. It saems that
a religious meeting la a very poor place,
Indeed, to start politics and where politics
enter Into religious doings, especially
where others are Interested that have
probably done the ssme aa Rosewater Is
supposed HT hive done. It does not show
very good rellgleus organization of any
kind.
Crafty Politicians Overshoot Mark.
Alliance Times (ren ).
Edwsrd Roeewater, editor of The Omaha
Ree' la an able and prominent journalist,
a man of the highest character In public,
and private Ufa.- Nn matter whom one
may prefer for the office of I'nlted States
senator, no well Informed person or or
ganisation ran afford to criticise Mr. Rose
water on his personal record aa an editor
and cttlaen. Enthusiastic reformers are
sometimes misled by crafty polltlrlana
Into doing tMnga that are sot only illogical
b-u absolutely Idlotla.
OTHER l.M TH4 OIRS.
Investigation Into the management cf tha
poor houses of tendon developed a scandal
of large proportions. The Inmates of most
of these Inst Ittitlons are unususlly numer
ous, quite husky fop paupers, and pat riot lo
to the core. Their patriotism Is wonderful
In Its enthusiasm, for the poor house guar
dians, who are esteemed by the Inmstes
"the kindest ' gentlemen In the worU."
Small wonder. The food Supplied these
husky spongers Is far better than thnt
w-hlch the average honest working mnn
onuld afford. ."Pine, fowls," costing aa hlah
aa tl each: equally expensive beef and mut
ton, frequent lih.ittone of wine and porter,
constituted common bills of fare. Atten-
enncentrated on the lavish
expenditure made br the guardians, who
In all their purchases favored local con
tractors. It was brought to light tha. dur
ing the Inst year, prices of certain Imple
ments used In the workhouse have In
creased In n mysterious wny, altogether
disproportionate to the price paid for the
same nrtlcles Ih the previous year. These
prices have been paid In plnee of the ac
ceptance of much lower offers from other
dealers. One of the most Interesting reve
lations In connection with one poor house
came to light when the farm colony, run
In conjunction with the workhouse, wns
considered. This colony had been started
for the purpose of supplying "profitable"
work to tha surplus unemployed who could
not get Into the workhouse proper. On a
farm of seventy acres, which had pre
viously been worked by six men, there
were drafted 142 paupers under the man
agement of seventeen officials. According
to testimony supplied by the local police
In the neighborhood of the colony, all these
men had a "high old time," and few of
them failed to be convicted of misdemean
ors. On Saturday afternoons it was usual
for these "farm colonists" to visit tha
nearest saloons.
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"The activity of the French in the Sahara
is the marvel of recent exploration." says
tho New Tork Sun. "They claim mora
than two-thirds of the great waste, and
the present prospects are that they will
seek out and map every sand dune, well
and grazing area throughout their domain
within the next two or three' year. The
latest flying trip has been made by Cap
tain Flye Salnte-Marle, who has traveled
west and east through the heart of the
desert, his outgoing snd return routes being
from fifty to 100 miles apart snd nearly
every mile of the way leading through
regions never seen before by an explorer,
excepting where .he crossed the north and
south tracks of other travelers. He ascer
tained the lay of the land throughout thla
long unknown tract and disoovered a num
ber of excellent wells that are believed to
have been the source of water supply for
the nomad robber bands that have made a
practice of swooping down upon merchant
caravans which had time to wonder, even
as they were beln plundered, from what
mysterious source thoae fellows managed
to replenish their wafer bags. The French
have practically put an end to bandit Ism In
the Sahara, and one of their most effective
expedients Is to guard . the wells against
all whose business on the road Is not mani
festly legitimate.
"If the development of the Amason basin
does not take a mon rapid pace, large
areas of it will still remain untraversed and
unknown when every Important feature of
the Sahara will have been spread out on
good maps for the information of tha
world."
"The closing days of the session of Par
llament were so full of achievement that
the liberal ministry has won a consider
able reputation as a do-something govern
ment. In addition to the final passage of
the education bill," says the Springfield
(Mass.) Republican, "the Commons passed
Mr. Bryce's bill for Improving the homes
of Irish laborers, a measure that appropri
ates a large sum for ' building purposes.
besides niacins the trades disputes and
workman's compensation bills In an ad
vanced position. Mr. Burns secured an
appropriation of $1,(VX.000 for meeting ,the
chronic unemployed problem next winter,
pending his further studies into the gen
eral question. The trades disputes ' bill,
which exempts labor union funds from
suits for damages, was passed to a third
reading by a great majority, and the at
tacks upon the government through amend
ments In the committee stage were dan
gerous because they came from the radical
wing of Its own party. A group of radi
cal liberals, led by Sir Charles Dllke,
Joined the laborltes In an effort to make
the trades disputes bill atlll more pbnoxloua
to the employer class, and their near ap
proach to victory over the ministry on one
or two amendments demonstrated how very
radical In such matters a large section of
the premier's supporters are. It Is now
clear that the government's South African
policy Is very successful, for the time being
at leant, for while the radicals are Jubi
lant the mining interests are saying that It
might he worse. A stroke for the govern
ment la Lord Selborne's Indorsement of the
essential features of the proposed new con
stitution, although he Is on record as favor
ing Chinese labor and Lord Sol borne ia the
Imperial commissioner to South Africa sp
pelnted by the late Balfour government."
The appointment of General Plcquart
one of the most effective agents In the
restoration of Dreyfus to the command of
the Tenth infantry divialon in Paris, seeins
to have met with widespread approval.
The three colonels of hla command have
expressed In published Interviews their
satisfaction at the prospect of serv
ing under one whom they regard, not only
as a born leader, but as ona of the beat
bfflcers In the French army. General
Picquait was born In 1854 at Strassburg,
and entered St. Cyr at the age of 18. He
took part In 1876 In the repression of the
Insurrection at Aures In Algeria. Aa a
captain, four years later, he was appointed
to a post at the War office. In the foreign
armies' department. In 1886 he was sent
out to Tongklng, where he remained three
years, returning a chef de batalllon and
chevalier of the Legion of Honor. He was
soon afterwards appointed a profeaaor of
the Boole de Guerre, .whence he pasaed to
the Information bureau. Promoted lieutenant-colonel
In 1696, he remained In
charge of the Information bureau where he
discovered tha Judicial error which had
been committed in the case of Captain
Dreyfus. How courageously ha stood by
the truth and how dearly he suffered for
his honesty are matters with which every
newspaper reader Is familiar.
The Hungarian minister of the Interior,
Count Julius Andrassy, delivered an Impor
tant speech In the Hungarian Chamber the
other day, fn the reform of the Hungarian
administration. Muny Hungarian publlo
men. Including Count Andrassy himself, de
sired greater administrative centralisation
and contemplated the repression of tha
autonomous county administrations which
seemed to ba obstacle to tha development
of tha country. Now, however, Count
Andrasy maintains that these autonomous
county administrations are so valuable aa
a means of passive resistance to tha central
government that all Idea of further cen
tralization must he abandoned and that
future reform must be in the direction of
yet greater decentralization, soma of the
present power of the country being made
over to smaller local authorttlea. Rut for
the possibility of certain county admlnls.
trationa being raptured by the non-Magyar
races It might he hinted, even hays
seemed advisable to abolish the position of
ihe folspan, or prefect, who represents tha
entral and royal authority and often comes
into conflict with tha local alllapan, or
prefect, who represents the county. Tha
A STITC
Puy the riano at the very earliest possible moment. Just now you will hen-
eflt your puree and please your Ideas far more economically than at any ether
time of the year. There are bargains for every slse purse.
OUP
Great
Mid-Summer Piano Sale
It Is a closing out of all used, all shopworn, all samples snd even whole tines
cf new pianos. We can't do more than tell you through the newepeperw.
We have described day by day the epeclel bargains and every day new custom
ers come and take them awav.
Tour home needs a piano, your wife and your children need It nothing
that you could buy would mean so good an Investment
610 SENDS a PIANO HOME
15, , , 10 per month completes settlement; cash prices prevail al
ways. Come see if there Is not a riano for your eye and purse. Knnha, Kranlch
Bach. Hallet-Mavls, Cable-Nelson, Krell. Kimball. Bush Ijine, Weser
Bros., Hospe, Whitney, Hlnze. Burton. Irving, Cramer and others hundreds
of them. In new snd used, every one marked at Its lowest price, plain flgurea.
The Hospe One Price, No Commlsalnn Plan of selling Pianos Saves You
Money and givea you best of satisfaction. Come at once and see If the spa
rial Piano, your heart'a ideal, la not here.
Special care given to out-of-town correspondence In this sale. Write today,
fl. HOSPE CO., ,6,3oDEVT'
VI 11TB TOT 9M.00 TO HBO. 00 O A PLUTO.
folspan might, however, be required to up
hold the authority of the Magyar state
against those who might be Inrllrttd to
question It. He urged the necessity for
better sanitary arrangements throughout
Hungary, which he declared to be the most
thinly populated country In Europe, with
a disproportionately high rate of mortality
and a low average longevity.
POLITICAL DRIFT.
Former Postmaster Coyne of Chicago has
been driven Into bankruptcy by the de
falcation of a business associate.
A Dublin paper announces that "Colonel
William J. O'Brien will visit Ireland again
before returning to his home at Nebraska.
In tha state of Lincoln."
Roger Sullivan of Illinois, member of
the democratic national committee, says
he will fight Bryan to a finish. Mr. Sulli
van should engage quarters In a con
venient hospital.
One of the graveyard grafters of Buffalo,
N. T., achieved a sentence of seven years
In prison. He was one of the commission
ers of Erie county. Three of his associates
are booked for trial for like crimes.
Distinctions are being drawn In Kansas
between tho "old pops" and the "new
pops." The "new pops" appear to be the
bunch of young republican radicals who
swear at monopolies snd swear by Roose
velt. Congressman Sibley of Pennsylvania, de
feated for renomination, will on his re
tirement from congress next year satisfy
a long cherished desire to study the In
scriptions and hieroglyphics on 'the. tombs
arid monuments of ancient Egyptians.
The first man. to announce himself as a
candidate for congress from the new state
of Oklahoma Is Joseph M. Lehay, a Chero
kee, who resides in Claremore. Mr. Lahay
Is a candidate from the Third district and
has long been a prominent figure In the
political circles of the Cherokee nation.
Justice Brewer chats entertainingly about
presidential candidates, and especially
about Secretary Taft, whom he credits
with as much energy ss the president and
a good deal more suavity, diplomacy and
skill In dealing with men. He has no
doubt that the secretary of war Is the
presidents candidate for the succession.
One E. A. Carpenter thought he had
cornered the nomination for state super
intendent of public Instruction in the Idaho
republican convention. But Miss Belle
Chamberaln, a pretty schoolma'am, cir
culated among the delegates and routed
Carpenter on the first ballot. There is
sufficient political romance in the contest,
to produce the v.sual happy result.
Aa Important Requirement.
Phlladelphla-Jtecord.
One of the provisions of the rate regula
tion law. regarding which comparatively
little haa been heard, Is the requirement
of a uniform system of bookkeeping, and
the statistician of the Interstate Commerce
commission Is now preparing the system.
A uniform method of accounting promises
to be of even more importance to investors
than to shippers.
In hel'anol Way.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
The gentleman who Is to run against
Governor Cummins of Iowa for the gov
ernorship of Iowa has been named, but
that will not prevent the great majority
of Iowans from forgetting him.
BA1
If you took advantage of our clothing sale
last week, you surely got a-targain.
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And There Are Others.
To close our summer lines as low as possible
before our fall arrivals, we are making some ex
tra low cuts and if you come at once you can
find suits at $10.00, $12.50, $15.Q0, etc., that sold
earlier for about double.
With two full wearing months ahead, it's your
gain and our loss.
A Look Will Convince.
$1.00 Soft Shirts, at 85c
$1.60 Soft Shirts, at $1.15
$2.00 Soft Shirts, at $1.55
All summer wear for boys and children greatly
reduced.
Browning, Ming & Co
R S. WILCOX, Manager.
MIME
MERRY JIJGLES.
Teacher How many kinds of poetry are
there?
Ill pll Three.
Teacher Whst sre they?
Pupil Lyric, dramatic and epldemkx-
Cleveland Leader.
"But," said the crafty manufacturer,
"you wouldn't advertise the stuff as
pure.' "
"O! No." replied hla partner, we'll ad
vet t Iks that It has- a reputation for
purity." 1'htlndelphla Press.
"Tea. she says she will break her hus
band s will."
"But her husband Isn't dead, is he?"
"No, but she knows what's in It." Cleve
land ITain Dealer.
"Do you think our orators are as elo
quent aa those of our early history?'
"juite aa eloquent," answered Senator
Sorghum. "Thev are at a disadvantage
owing to the fact that It la no longer cus.
tomary to force their remarks Into esteem
by putting them into the school readers.'
Washington 6tar.
Miss Knox Tour conversation. Mr. Led
den. reminds me of some champagne. J
Mr. Ldden Ah! So sparkling aa ail
thMtiss Knox-No: but It's extra dry.
Philadelphia Ledger
The Judge Mr. Twlggles, do you wish to
poll the Jury? , , .' .
The lawyer (who had lost his case) No,
your honor; but It would afford me infinite
satisfaction if I could club the Jury. Chi
cago Tribune.
"There Is a big wash-out, I understand,
on this road," quietly remarked the com
mercial traveler to his ne'shbor."
"Where?" asked the other excitedly.
"As far as 1 can see." replied the trav
eling man as hla eye followed the frank,
family display from house to house as
they whirled by, "all along the line.
Baltimore American.
"Say!" auddenly exclaimed the ther
mometer. "Hads"ls supposed to be located
In the center of the earth, isn't itf
"Yee," replied the barometer, "but, what
"I was Just thinking the lower down I
should get In that direction the higher up
I'd go." Philadelphia Presa.
"Why do you cry so, my poor chlldl"
" 'Cause mostly folks give me a nickel to
stop. Boo hoo!' Brooklyn Eagle.
"What was the matter with that wo
man?" demanded the editor.
"We called her a 'atrong-mlnded person
In our paper and she objects." "
"Very well, cell her 'weak-minded' here
after.'PhlladeJphla Ledger. .
. i A SOKO HOMBWHERE.
James Whltcomb Riley.
There is ever s song somewhere, my dear.
There Is ever a something that sings
There s i..e song of the lark when the skies
And the sonil of the thrush when the skies
are gray;
The sunsiilm? showers across the grain,
And the bluebird trills in the orchard tree;
And In and out, when the eavea drip rain,
The swallows sre twittering ceaselessly.
There Is ever s song, somewhere, by dear.
Be the skies above dark or fair;
There Is ever a song that our hearts may
hear . .
There Is ever a song somewhere, my dear
There Is ever a song somewhere!
There Is ever a song somewhere, my dear.
In the midnight black or the midday
blue;
The robin pipes when the sun is here.
And the cricket chirrups the whole night
The udRmay blow and the Tnit may
grow, . .
And the autumn leaves drop crisp and.
sere;
But whether tha sun or the rain or the
snow, .
There Is ever a song somewhere, my dear.
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