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Kvenlng Hoe (without Sunday), per week bo
Evening Hee (with Sunday), pe' week. ..100
Addresa all complaints of Irregularities In
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Chicago lbto fnlty Building.
New York 150S Home Lafe Insurance
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Communications relating to newa and edi
torial matter should be sddressed, Omaha
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Remit by draft, express or poatal order
payable to The Bee Publishing Company,
only 2-eent stamp received In payment of
niHll aocounts. Personal checka, except qp
Omaha or eastern exchange, not accepted.
State of Nebraska, Douglas county, as:
Charlie C. Rnsewatrr, general manager
of The Bee Publishing Company, being duly
sworn, says that the actual number of
full and complete copies of The Daily
Mvrnlnsr, Evening and Sunday Pee printed
ilflrln the month of September, 1907, w as
1 38,700 It ,
2 38,640 17 3,60
36,300 1J...V 86.M0
4 38,980 1 36,800
( 36,360 20 36.390
36,340 il 36,670
7 36.840 2t 38,330
8 38,600 28 37,360
8 36,140 SI. 36,830
10 30,820 15 38,380
11 86,470 it 36,930
12 36,870 . 27 36,600
K 36,030 28 36,660
14 36,810 28 38,663
If 38,400 39 36,890
Total 1083,470
Less unsold and returned copies. 6,887
Net total .... 1,083,53
Dally average 36,11
General Manager.
Subscribed In my presence and swoin
to before me this 10th aay of Septem
ber, ID 01.
(Seal) M. B. HUNQATE.
Notary Public.
S.bacrlber. leavlaar the city tem
porarily should have The Be
u.iled to them. Address will be
chanced as vftea aa requested.
The milliner is the handmaiden of
the Horse Show.
While the Horse Show la on patri
otic autotnoblllsts will put mufflers on
their toot horns.
Latest advlcea from the canebrakea
Indicate that the Louisiana beara are
an unsociable lot.
"Can beer and whisky mix?" asks
a trade Journal. They can and do,
but the results are often disastrous.
Those who think . more of fashion
than personal comfort are apt to make
a hoarse show after the horse show.
There will soon be another newspa
per edition of "Twice Told Tales." The
Thaw trial will be resumed Decem
ber 2.
"There Is no room at the top for a
quitter," says the Chicago News. Why
should there be, when he never gets
"Why not eat what we want?" asks
the Chicago Inter Ocean. Well, one
euson is that pay day comes only
mce a week.
It U now asserted that lithloglycol
llcorthocarboxyllc acid will cure
drunkenness. The man who can pro
nounce It can prove an alibi.
There seems to be no question about
the fact that a wireless message was
sent from Manila to the United States.
The only difficulty is that it was not
Reports froit) Massachusetts show
that George Fred Williams has mobil
ized himself thoroughly for the coming
three-cornered political campaign in
that state.
Senator Beverldge has written a
book to prove that the Bible is good
reading. It is, but too many people
are willing to accept hearsay evidence
on Miat point.
If Mr. Harrlman and Mr. Fish keep
at It long enough the public may come
to a full view of the Inside happenings
between the Union Pacific
Illinois Central.
and the
Washington reports that the trade
interests of the country are already
feeling the good effects of Secretary
Taft's visit to Japan and China. What
a corking good drummer that man
would have made. .
Mr. Taft insisted at Shanghai that
he was talking purely in his capacity
as a private citizen, but It Is suspected
that bis official counectlon . with the
administration at Washington was not
entirely concealed.
"Lam satisfied that President Roose
velt's plans will not be adopted by con
gress," says Colonel Bryan. Then It
ought to be time for the colonel to quit
worrying about' theni. as be lnsttts the
plans are all wrong.
Editor Sprecher of the Schuyler
Free Lance pays his compliments to
the democratic newspapers that have
been barking at bis heels in no uncer
tain terms. Mr. Sprecher at least has
the courage of hit convictions.
Colonel Watterson complains that
"pretty soon you'll not be allowed to
sing. 'When the Swallows Homeward
Kly' without breaking the blue laws."
Oh. well, Colonel, a man ousht to be
arrotkUd for singing It, anyway.
"Substantial harmony" Is the watch
word of the American Association of
Railway Commissioners which has Just
concluded an interesting session at
Washington. The commissioners did
not declare openly In favor of national
control of railways doing an Interstate
business, although a majority of the
members of the convention and nearly
all the leading railway men in attend
ance voiced their opinion In faS-or of
such control. The commissioners satis
fied themselves with urging "substan
tial harmony In railway legislation."
It la unfortunate that the railway
commissioners did not take more de
cided ground upon the proposition.
Their action amounts only to a recom
mendation to the forty-five fctate legis
latures of the country to pass laws in
substantial harmony with the acts of
congress. The Jurisdiction of congress
over railroad traffic that passes from
state to state is not questioned, but
each state claims Jurisdiction over
traffic completely within its borders
and over railroads which do not pass
beyond Ha boundaries. The practical
difficulty Ilea in separating the two
classes of traffic and passing "substan
tial harmony" laws relating to them.
State and interstate freight are carried
la the same trains, often in the same
cars, and subject to the same share
in operating expenses and earnings
of the railroads. Rates for state traffic
are inevitably related to rate3 for In
terstate business and "substantial
harmony" would require successful ad
justment of distinctions and differences
between all kinds of traffic.
Railroad men of the country have
come to appreciate the seriousness of
the complications possible under the
attempt to secure substantial harmony
or any other kind of harmony between
state and federal laws governing rail
way affairs. It Is this situation which
has induced the president and some of
the wiser railroad managers to favor
a federal law providing- prescribed
terms of Incorporation for all railways
engaged in Interstate commerce and
enacting a national incorporation law.
The states would find it comparatively
easy to pass legislative enactments con
forming to a national law, while con
gress could not possibly enact a meas
ure In harmony with the conflicting
laws of forty-five states. No other way
has so far been proposed by which
"substantial harmony" in railway reg
ulation may be secured.
Down In Lancaster county the re
publican organization has made a
nomination for state senator to fill the
place to which the one and only "Joe"
Burns was elected last year, assuming
that because the said Burns has made
affidavit in a court proceeding that he
is now a legal resident of Colorado
and that he has vacated his seat in the
legislature. On the surface this all
appears very plain, but It does not fol
low that because "Joe" Burns has
made an affidavit to that'effect that
he has voluntarily shed his senatorial
title, or would not be on the spot as
big as life, ready to do business at the
old stand should the Nebraska legis
lature be for any reason reconvened.
This nomination of a candidate for
the state senate by action of the
county committee raises still another
point as to whether it conforms with
the requirements of the direct primary
law. If the "Joe" Burns seat Is va
cant It was vacant before the primary
election and the nomination should
have been made by direct vote at that
time. No vacancy has occurred In the
ticket since it was made up which
would come within the definition of a
vacancy for which the primary law
provides nomination by, committee.
AH this discussion, however, is and
must be academic rather than prac
tical, because by the constitution each
branch of the legislature is empowered
to pass on the qualifications of its own
members, and It would be up to the
state senate in last instance to say
whether it could dispense with the
Honorable "Joe" . and recognize any
one as qualified to fill his place. If
no occasion should arise for an extra
session during the coming year this
Important question will remain forever
The Department of Commerce and
Labor has just completed a tabulation
of statistics relating to the strikes and
lockouts of the last twenty-five years.
The tables show that from 1861 to
1905, Inclusive, the employes lost In
wages, as a result of strikes and lock
outs, a total of $306,683,223, of which
$257,863,478 was due to strikes and
the balance to lockouts. The employ
ers lost $122,731,121 In strikes and
$19, 927, 983 through lockouts, a total
of $142,654,104. The combined losses
of employers and employes were
It is not contended that these fig
ures are accurate, although great effort
was used to make them so. They take
no account of the thousands of minor
strikes and lockouts In which but few
workmen were involved and, while
their total Is nearly a half billion dol
lars, the chances are that this amount
is far khort of the actual loss In wages
and products due to differences be
tween capital and labor. Even at that,
the tables do not take the heaviest
losses Into consideration. In every
strike or lockout the public In role of
consumer Is the final sufferer. It pays
the cost In increased prices that follow
the settlement of the controversy and
the efforts pt the employers and strik
ers to recoup their losses.
The loss to the public Is probably
greater than that of the employers
sad employes combined. The fig-are
of the Department of Commerce and
Labor are therefore valuable largely
as showing the cost of disputes be
tween capital and labor and furnishing
an additional potent argument In favor
tf a wider adoption of the principle
of arbitration In the settlement of such
In the effort to secure the coal needed
for the trip of the battleships to the
Pacific ocean, two peculiar conditions
have developed, the one showing the
complete domination of the coal trade
by the coal combine and the other
Illustrating how American shippers
have used the coastwise laws of the
country to practice extortion on their
own account. The result Is that At
torney General Bonaparte Is now
searching the authorities for Borne
power to warrant his order suspending
the coastwise trae laws, and the
officials of the Navy department are
wondering If they will get coal enough
in the ship bunkers to carry out the
program for the fleet's maneuvers.
When the naval program was an
nounced, the Coal combine made it
plain that It would make no effort to
supply the coal needed for the trip.
The very plausible excuse was offered
that it could do no more than fill the
orders for private consumers and deal
ers throughout the country and, with
a promised car shortage, could not
promise to deliver any coal to the gov
ernment for some months, perhaps not
until late next spring, after the rush
season was over. The next step was to
try to buy foreign coal. This was or
dered and the attorney general Issued
a decision authorizing a British tramp
steamer to land a cargo of coal at
Seattle. The collector at Tort Town
send caught the tramp steamer and
held It tor $2,74, the amount being
based on the tonnage of the steamer,
which is prohibited from engaging in
the American coastwise trade. Before
the British steamer was authorized to
bring in the coal, the American steam
ers engaged la the coastwise trade
were offered the Job, but they asked an
exorbitant price "for the service and
finally refused to accept an advance
of 50 per' cent above the bids of the
foreign vessel owners.
Aside from any question of the merits
of the controversy, the spectacle is
not a pleasing one. The Japanese and
other foreigners who have evinced a
keen Interest in the proposed Journey
of the American fleet from the Atlan
tic to the Pacific must be having a lot
of quiet fun over the picture of Uncle
Sam hegglng the coal barons to sell
him fuel or asking the American vessel
owners for the esteemed privilege of
allowing a foreign ship to come Into
an American port with supplies for an
American battleship. ,
The situation is a pretty good answer
to the charge, that the entire power of
the nation Is being "centralized" at
Washington. However, the president
has decided that the battleships are
going to the Pacific, and they will go.
They will also be supplied with all the
coal needed for the Journey In spite of
the Indifference of the Coal combine
and the rapacity of the American coast
trade vessel owner's.
It develops that the local demo
cratic machine Is assessing city hall
employes up to the top notch, with Im
plied. If not expressed, threat of losing
their jobs If they do not pay up, but
the outrage finds no condemnation in
the local democratic organ. When
the republicans had control In the city
ball the annual campaign assessment
was always held up by that sheet aB a
flagrant example of political oppres
tion which should be rebuked at the
polls. It evidently makes all yie dif
ference in the world whose ox la gored.
Since the merger of the office of city
treasurer of Omaha with that of the
county treasurer of Douglas county
the last named position has become
one of much greater scope and respon
sibility. For this important position
the republican nominee, Frank A. Fu
ray, is eminently qualified and in ad
dition thereto his probity and honesty
have never been questioned. Citizens
who 'want a competent man of strict
Irttgrity to handle city and county
funds will see to It that Mr. Furay Is
successful at the coming election.
It strikes us that the building in
spection department rather than the
Board of Fire and Police Commission
ers is the department of city govern
ment that should exercise supervision
over 'the seating facilities and exit ar
rangements of thajocal theaters. It
the theater buildings are constructed
right and properly equipped with
aisles and ample exits in the first place
and so maintained their safety will be
reasonably assured Against, stampede
and fire.
Omaha extends a special welcome to
the new commander of the Department
of the Missouri no matter how tem
porary may be his stay here. We
have had a
succession 'of rapid-flre4ri,re. In the scheme of government It Is
changes in the headship of the depart
ment headquarters at this point since
the outbreak of the war with Spain
and have been unable to get more
than acquainted with the department
commander before his promotion
transfer or retirement.
And now it is Intimated that that
Alaskan judgeship, which was to have
been thrust upon former State Chair
man Rose, carries with it more honor
than substance, because the cost of
living lu the Alaskan climate makes a
$5,000 salary, with no opportunity to
supplement It on the side, look about
a big as a $2,00 salary ln Nebraska.
No wonder, Mr. Rose declines to be
In an address at Jamestown the
other day Governor Hughesboldly de
nied that the owner of 61 per cent of
the stock of a corporation can do what
he pleases in the management of Its
affairs. The fact remains, however,
that the owner of 51 per cent still be
lieves In the rule of the majority and
has no hesitancy about using it.
A car of oil testing below; standard
has been headed off in transit to Ne
braska consumers. The Nebraska
law, however, does 'not undertake to
prevent the same oil from being un
loaded on the people of some other
state which Is only another example
of our enlightened telflshness.
South Omaha and Omaha are al
ready completely consolidated In mat
ters of business and social economy.
It is simply Impossible to produce a
convincing argument why one and the
same community should support two
separate and distinct city governments.
Washington will soon entertain a
meeting of eminent physicians who
will discuss the best means of prevent
ing or curing tuberculosis. The best
method Is to locate In Nebraska, where
the ozone Is too rich for the tubercu
losis germ.
The government expects to get back
about $100,000 of the $1,000,000 ad
vanced to the Jamestown exposition.
Even at that the government Ib the
biggest financial winner in the trans
action. Nearly everybody else lost.
(ienteel Robbera fcixpoaed.
Philadelphia Record.
The railroad merger Investigation In New
York goes to ihow that the most cunning
of corporation robbera cannot always hide
their moccasin tracks.
Waste of Tlsnc aad Kuerary.
Baltimore American.
Every now and then aomeonh, arises and
In heated terms defends the constitution.
And, after all, this is a waste of time and
energy the constitution needs no defense.
Fel for Public Wrath.
Washington Poet.
If this country should plunge headlong
into the maelstrom of socialism It will be
for the reason that Standard Oil and kin
dred concerns loved gain Immoderately and
defied justice contemptuously.
i The Wireless Limit.
Baltimore American.
Wireless telegraphy Is an accomplished
fact; .wireless telephoning is under ex
perimental processes, but the limit of
human Ingenuity Is expected to be reached
when It comes to wireless politics.
pa thy with String-.
Portland Oregonlan.
The wheat market la still soaring in Chi
cago, and every day adds millions to the
value of the crop still unsold in this coun
try. Our sympathies for the .unfortunate
foreigners who have to pay the advanced
prices are, of course, acute, but not gener
ally expressed. i n
Ontelaased by Blea.
Brooklyn Eagle.
Mrs. Cassle Chad wick merely proved the
Inferiority of her sex to deal with large
enterprises. Mrs. Chadwick waa a great
confidence woman, to be sue, but then she
died in Jail. Most of the great confidence
men In this part of the country die aa
corporation officials. Those who fly Into
exile are so few as to emphasize the rule.
Consistency a Lost Jewel.
Indianapolis News.
illiam J. Bryan declares his opposition
to the president's suggestions of national
incorporation of railroads. He says that
"He (Roosevelt) seems to think that the
further we get government away from the
people the better It la," and he adda lit
own opinion that "the national Incorpora
tion of railroads, as proposed by President
Roosevelt, is the most far-reaching' step
for centralization proposed in the country
since Hamilton submitted his plan of gov
ernment." But did not Mr. Bryan favor a
far more radical and centralising scheme
when he advocated government ownership
of the railroads?
Striking Feature, of the Record o
Senator Allison.
Cincinnati Enquirer.
Steady devotion tj one line of public
seivlce has not better vindication than the
career of William B. Allison of Iowa, who
Is in his seventy-ninth year, with a tenure
In the senate lasting till 1909, and with
a formidable prospect of being chosen for
still another term. He was marked to stay
in the legislative department of the gov
ernment, though he has had many glitter
ing temptations to take executive station.
In twenty years or more there has prob
ably been no man In the United States
who has been so often invited to take the
treasury portfolio, either In the beginning
of an administration, or In the case of a
vacancy. The greater number of hta
"sleepless nights" hare doubtless been on
account of his hesitation between the treas
ury building and the capltol; but he has
always though sometimes by a close mar
ginmade the right decluton. He has been
a presidential "quality" frequently, but
somehow the geographical conditions were
never ripe until his years became too many
to risk him as the chief personality of the
republic. He stuck to the senate, and even
now the intimation that he will run is
sufficient to discourage a number of aspir
ants who have been waiting long for him
to reach the retiring age.
What u-mitri tiflve Keen the result had ha
taken up the financial managements Prob
ably a single term. In the cabinet, or per
haps only a partial term, and a respec
table retired life. Very few secretaries
have been eminent In the position. Only
wars or other great disturbances in finances
have furnished opportunities for fame. To
be a cabinet officer Is largely perfunctory,
and the term that i not cut short Is almost
congress that originates and carries out,
with-the advisory and veto power of the
president carrying considerable weight.
Mr. Allison has had much more power In
the management of the national money as
an Influential senator that he could ever
have wielding as the secretary.
Mr. Allison Is In one of the coteries of
expert In the senate on appropriations and
public exp..-naa. He Is one of the few who
lay out the operation of the government.
1 1 la hand la always on the combinations
of the treasury vaults, and his mind a store
house of Infoimation as to how much money
tach detail of the public establishment
needs. And he Is the artist who Is Invari
ably called on to show that while the out
lay may have seemed very large, it was
absolutely indispensable. He can make a
billion congress took parsimonious. And
occasionally he breaks the hearts of the
men wlie make the estimates.
Ripple oa the Carrent ef I.lfe la Ike
If New Tork papers correctly Interpret
local sentiment, taxpayers are overbur
dened and all but crushed by the constantly
growing burden of municipal expenses.
Yet. year after year, In ever Increasing
j numbers, they step up to the csshters'
j wicket and pour In the means wherewith
the municipal machine I run. This year
the first day of tax payment. October 7,
saw a record-breaking rush to the treas
urer's office and the unprecedented sum
of tl.M.ff was paid In. This I
more than the receipts of the first day
last year." If tax burden are oppressive
or he money market stringent, the flood
of money poured Into the city treasury
does not show It.
Rather than take the risk of losing money
on Us contracts .the Barber Asphalt com
pany has notified the authorities of Manhat
tan borough that it wilt not undertake the
repair of twenty-seven streets which It
paved with asphalt. The amount Involved
is $160,000 and the contracts with the city
were made by smaller companies that have
been absorbed by the ' Barber concern.
When the paving was done the contracts
contained a proviso that the streets should
be kept In repair by the contractor for a
certain, number of years, and It la this obli
gation that the Barber company wishes
to repudiate rather than collect the money
still due from the city under the original
agreements. It I asserted that this action
may be Interpreted as a confirmation of the
charge that the company has not In the
past been" compelled to live up to Its con
tract with the city, and that It I the proa
pect of a strict enforcement of the con
tract obligations that impelled the com
pany to take the step.
One of the oldest slants on Manhattan
Island Is to be seen where the Pennsylvania
railroad is excavating for Its tunnel and
station In Thirty-third street. The laborera
employed on this work are all, or nearly
11, from Italy, and their ambition to ac
complish things varies according to th
stimuiu behind them. There are many
ways of shirking work, and th newly
landed Italian son "becomes wise" to one or
more of thes way. The tunnel contrac
tor on the lob, however, has a wav of
discouraging undue Idleness. He lias a
hard-looking, muscular man. with a formi
dable looking gad In his hand, parading
oaca and xortli among the men. The gad
I one of those long rawhide whlD used
in driving cattle and after a familiar tool
among the plantation bosses of the south.
Everything about the combination, from the
snapper to the muscular arm and hard
face of the holder, would induce a love
for hard labor rather than a taste of its
A "corrective" militarv drill Introduced
In New Tork aa a punishment for delln-
auent DOlltemen frla-ht n.rt lllf Hv ll
wn suooess. and Incidentally iniwan in
have stirred up the community. The vic
tims were compelled to do near-hating
stunt until they dropped unconscious,
had to be revived by ambulance surgeons
and then were sent home or to the hos
pital. The explanation offered by the drill-
master 1 that th collaoatna- nnllrnmen
were too fat and so got tired easily, all of
Which 1 calculated to contribute the
metropolis' quota to the ryety of nations,
not exactly to that of the unfortunate
When should the whistle blow at the
high ball. factory? On th definite answer
of this question probably dopends the ver
dict of a sheriff' Jury which ia trying to
determine the mental condition cf James
Bartlett Hammond, the millionaire type
writer manufacturer. Mr. Hammond ad
mits that he wa In the habit of drinking
seven highball dally. One Juror said that
fwas no proof of Insanity, a he knew sev
eral sheriff' Jurors who drank twice that
number daily. In an effort to discover the
highball limit and draw the line between
sanity and insanity a number of public
men, who might be authorities on the ques
tion, were asked for their view In the
matter. If their opinions are to be ac
cepted there will be n strike In the high
ball works around the court house. From
seven the limit has been raised to four
teen; others said If highballs were separ
ated from twenty to thirty minutes a man
ought to be able to keep In his right mind.
Bearing the uleasant renutatlon nf helnir
one of the most honest women who cross
the Atlantic. Mrs. Collls P. Huntlna-tnn.
the widow of the California millionaire, ar
rived In New Tork last week after a sum
mer In Europe.
Two years ago she declared 8C2.rtX In
dutiable goods, last year $20,000 and last
week she said she had more than xi?mn
worth of baggage. Her declarations ar
noted for the care and clearness with which
everything that she acquired In Europe is
A long list of dutiable goods was await
ing the custom officials when thev ar
rived at Quarantine, but they were quite
sure that Mrs. Huntington had not forgot
ten any of her purchases.
When on the dock Mr. Huntington was
told of the reputation she had made. She
"If you mean that I am honest, I will
certainly say I am. like thousands of other
women. If there are those who are not, I
do not know of them." x
Two men entered a Broadway restaurant
and after putting a question to the head
waiter went out again.
"What did they want?" aikvd a cunto
mer. "They wanted to know if we have scales
here so they could weigh themselves before
beginning to eat. That seems to be a fad
nowaday with dletarlan who are con
cerned aa much with th quantity as well
as the quality of the food they eat. They
allow( themselves a certain number of
ounce each meal. They are not content
with weighing the food, but Jump onto the
scales themselves before and after eating
to make aure that they neither overdo or
underdo the process of feeding. Unfortu
nately we are not prepared to so exactly
gauge the Indulgence of a man' appetite.
They assured me that aeveral other
restaurants are so equipped, so they went
on to look for one."
It appears that instead of fighting the
Japs we shall sell them our steel raisj.
Evidently when the president went to the
Loulalana canebrakes he was not "loaded
for bear."
Unprecedented numbers of women are
studying architecture at Columbia. This
looks like plenty of clothes presses.
Boarding house keepers and others to
whom domestic economies are a considera
tion will be gratified to learn that the prune
crop la excellent this year, both In quantity
and quality.
Hon. William Butt of Fannin county,
Georgia, la a candidate for aoltcitor general
of the Blue Ridge circuit. Here's a chance
for somebody to handle the Butt end of a
few election beta.
The defeat of an American base ball nine
in Honolulu by a team composed of China
men would seem j call for some expres
sion of opinion as to - 0(
oriental Invasion.
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Used in Millions of Homes.
50 Years the Standard. A
Pure, Cream of Tartar Pow
der. Makes finest cake
and pastry, light, flaky bis
cuit, delicious griddle cakes,
palatable and wholesome.
Note. .Avoid baking powders made from
alum. They look like pure powders, and may
raise the cake, but no one can eat food
mixed with alum without risk, to health.
Fullerton Post: When the republican
party "went Into power" In Nance county
the floating Indebtedness was about $lo.fl(0
beside its bonded tji'bt. Today the float
ing indebtedness Is less than $l,0ii0 and
the bonded debt has been reduced $14.0ilo.
Lynch Journal: The Taft presidential
stock seems to be rising In value dally.
The timewas when It was not safe for a
candidate to announce himself too early
In the campaign for an office of that kind,
but now the people want to know their
candidate and If a man has a clean record
that will stand the test of publicity he
can come out and make his ambitions
known and not suffer for It.
York Times: From now until election
we will hear nothing from the democrats
except a plea for a "non-partisan Ju
diciary." They expect to lure some hon
est republicans Into their camp by thU
appeal to their magnanimity, but we have
learned by long experience that our demo
cratic friends never think of allowing
republicans to squeexe In where they have
a safe majority. Let Nebraska give a
good account of Itself this year, not only
on the state ticket, but In every county
and precinct. Hew to the line and the
chip will fall in your own baaket.
Papilllon Republican: John C. Sprecher,
editor of the Schuyler Free Lanoe, has
the mud batteries of the democratic Rta-o
press turned upon him because he Una
Hared to expose the record of Judgo
Loom Is, democratic candidate, ror aupn-iug
Judge, during the time he was a member
of the legislature. Truth will hurt ajid
8preher ha the records to bear him out
on every charge he ha made against tha-j-
democratlo candidate. The democrats b
Ing unable to refute the records, are now
endeavoring to besmear the character of
the Schuyler editor, which Is not an lasuo
In this case whatever.
Kearney Hub: The endal sement of Wil
liam H. Taft by the late republican state
convention will go a long way toward
clearing up the political situation in the
state and crystalixing the Issue for 1,
for It makes reasonably sure that neither
Intrigue nor manipulation can take the
state out of the list of supporters of the
Roosevelt policies. Many things may hap
pen before next June, affecting the presi
dential situation, that may make for Roose
velt as a candidate, or the situation may
shape up naturally for the nomination of
Taft, who can be trusted t,o continue the
policy of the Roosevelt administration.
Columbua Tribune: With a strong ele
ment In tha fusion party opposing Judge
I-oomls on the ground that he Is a railroad
man and the other faction completely ab
sorbed In the task of defending him from
the charges, the Independent voters of
the state will go solidly for Judge Reese,
who won hls n11 n t,,e Primaries as
the champion of the anti-railroad forces
and the progressive element of the repub
lican party. With a chance to vote for a
Judge who ha been lined up on the right
side for twenty years the voters will wait
until tho fusionlats settle their quarrel be
fore they run any more risks. Whether
Loomis Is right or wrong, he got a sus
piciously large vote in Douglas county,
which is Invariably lined up on the side
of the big corporations.
"Just the Same As Making You A Present."
Canadian Clear Red Cedar Shingles $3.75
Per thousand for CASH. Think of it, made in
British Columbia and well made, thickest and
go farther than any others. Also 20 dis- , .
count on our big stock of lumber for CASH.
1214 Faxnam St. - 'Phone Doug. 35.
ALL music may
be produced in a
more or lens pleas
ing manner on any
Piano, but its lunej
meaning may only
be known; its rich
eat treasures may
only be revealed. Its
true beauty may
only be discovered, when It is executed
on a Piano of careful make and per
fect material such as the Kimball.
Musicians very often express com
mendation or attempt to display their
accomplishment through the Indiffer
ent medium of Indifferently made
pianos. But the s'jontaneous outburst
of their talent, the most perfect Inter
WK HAVK YOU $50.00 T 8150.00 OS A PIAXO HEE.
A. II0SPE COMPANY1513 Douglas S(.
' Mildred, why did you lie abed tdl .
o'clock? 1 called you at 7, a you told rft
to do."
"I know It, mamniH. I only wanted th
pleasure of knowing that l wa Cuing to
sleep two hours longer." Chicago Tribune.
"Do you bellve there Is any future for
mo In politics?"
"Yes," answered Bt-nator Sorghum; "but
In these days of graft 'you want to take
mighty good care not to ts "ne Of those
fellows who start In with -a fine futdns
and come out with a terrible past." Wash
ington Star.
"Oh, dear," cNrluuned the society Woman,
"I feel no wretched, and this4 Is my re
ceiving dav, too. 1 do hope no one will
cull, for 1 11 be In misery all the lime."
"Well," answered her husband . face
tiously. "I always understood that 'mlserv
loves company.' "Catholic Standard ' and
"There Is one advantage which a Judg
always has In his profeaalon." , , ,
"What is that?"
"Whether he succeds1 In a given cuse oi
not. he can always try lt.'"Ba1timor
"Did your husband go abroad this sum
mer to take the hot baths?"
"Dear me, no. He found his: health re
quired him to stay home and take an In
munity bath." Hu It I more American.
Nan Did you notice how dreadfully thai
piano needed tuning?
Fan Why, no. dear; I thought It har
monised perfectly with your voire. Phil
adelphia Press. .
"Theoretically." muttered the professor
pocketing the small amount of change lliiil
Dad been handed bark to him, "all th
products of nature ought to be free, but
some of them cost like blast's."
He had Juat paid his . bill for electric light:
lag. Chicago Tribune.
Now. Mandy, I like cheerful service. Dl
you wasn wnn aiacrny?
"No'm: I Jest uses plain soap." BalU
more American.
Chicago Post,
"l'i the last summer boarder
Left boarding alone;
All his hungry companions
Have settled and gone;
No clerk, no school teacher.
No salesgirl Is nigh
To hear him Imploring
A third piece of pie.
He has packed up his gripsacks,
He's loaded his trunk '
With his golf suit and flannel
And similar Junk;
Soon to the veranda
Again he'll repair,
And for one restful evening
He'll now find a chair.
Ah. the last fly of summer
Has dropped In his tea.
And the last lonely chlgger
Has bitten his knee;
The last girl of summer
This morning must go,
Aral slxteenthly .and lastly
blie whispered her "No." 1
A nil the last lorn mosquito
Has buzxed in his ear,
With the faith of the lonely
That casts out all fear; , -It
sat on his eyebrow
And bit its last bite;
Frostnipped and exhausted,
Its spirit took flight.
'T1s the last summer boarder
He' looks at his bill, -
And the silence grows thicker
On valley and hill. ,
The extras are charged In,
The bill is quite high
And the last Item "Lxtra"
la one for "Cioodbye."
pretations of real music are given only
on such Instruments a the Kimball.
just as true musicians' art Is developed
to Its fullest measure only through
the assistance of such a carefully made
CiAuu aa lue niiuuftii. i uc rwiuiuaif i.
the master key of music. To the be
ginner, to the student, to tha virtuoso
It oDens a door to a new realm of de
light. It Is essentially a piano for
home use. yet on which the concert
player loves to perform.
iloth quality' and economy are ob
tained by every Kimball buyer. You
ran buy one here (or f 200. That price
is the lowest in the United. States (or
this make of piano. We have Just
received the new 1808 styles and will
be pleased to show them io you. If
you cannot call write lor catalogues.