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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION:
tate of Nebraska, Douglas County, ss.t '
George B. Tiachuck. treasurer of Tha
Bea Publishing company, being duly sworn.
(. aaye that tha actual number of full nd
complete conies of The Dally. Morning.
Evening ana Sunday Bee printed during
the month of May. 108. waa a follows:
1 M.640 IS 36,100
' B 36.S00 IT 36,050
' ...M,70O 18 36,330
S6,SaO It 33,960
' ,MO BO 30,833
M.690 81 38,830
" 88,810 Ba 35,860
38,370 83 88,800
38.180 84 38,100
10.... 88,300 85 38,000
11 '.88JS0 88 35,800
M 36,310 87 38,890
13 38,180 88 36,880
l 38,080 88 35,880
86,880 30 35,460
' Total 1,180,680
Leaa unsold and returned copiea.. 8,880
Net total .. .1,110,710
Ckilr average 35,838
, GEOKflB a TZSCHUCK.
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v before ma this lat day of June, lvu.
M. T. WALKER,
HEH OUT OB TOWlf.
Subscribers leavlas; the city tim,
porarllr shoold kave The Dee
mailed te them. Addreaa will be
changed aa aftca aa rea seated.
Why ahould not those motor cyclist
be compelled to carry lights after
Mr. Bryan, really ought to hire a
bodyguard to protect him from that
The Ice man and the amusement
park manager are making no com
plalnta about the heat.
Mr. Taft is a graduate of Yale, but
most of his knowledge has been gained
In the school of experience.
Mr. Bryan may find consolation In
the thought that he does not have to
run on the Chicago platform.
' President Castre acts as though he
were disappointed at the delay In giv
ing him that promised spanking.
Mayor Jim is for a safe and sane
Fourth In Omaha, but will not Insist
on having It safe and sane in Denver.
"The country should get better ac
quainted with the three R's" says the
Chicago Journal. Also with the T. R's.
W. R. Hearst will not attend the
democratic convention at Denver, but
la preparing to attend to the nominees
of it later on.
Voters throughout the nation are
rapidly taking the view that laryngeal
activity is' not the supreme test of
It will take Mr. Taft some little
ttme to break himself of the habit of
starting for the depot every time he
hears a train whistle.
Anyone with a plausible solution of
the temporary Jail problem will confer
a favor by communicating with mem
bers of, our county board.
That gasping sound from Des Motnei
la Congressman Hull recovering his
breath after that scare Judge Prouty
gave him In the congressional prima
ries. Nebraska is threatened with the
novel experience ot having every mem
ber of the Nebraska congressional del
egation at home at one and the same
Eugene V. Debs .has not come out
with his criticism of the republican
platform, hut it is suspected that he
shares Mr. Bryan's sentiments on that
Minister Wu lays he remembers the
answers to the questions he has asked
in the United States. If that's true
he would make a great editor of an
, The meeting of the National Live
Stock exchange here is conclusive
proof that the South. Omaha market
Is on the map. Live stock men know
enough to keep in touch .with live
The-only striking likeness between
Cleveland and Mr. Bryan Ilea In
the fact that both will have Achieved
a third-time democratlCHomlnatlon for
the presidency. There the . likeness
The commlbslon plan of municipal
government will work out all right if
we only have the right sort of men to
aerve aa eommlaslonera. But bq will
almost any old plan of municipal gov
ernment work out ail right under the
jltklnd ot public officials.
s h r ;. a 'a t a o V47 r.v jr e .1 r 0 rjv tit s h ip
Denver-bound delegates to the dem
ocratic national convention, after a
brief tarry at Falrvlew, are rushing
jinto print with assortlons snd predic
tions that government ownership will
not be an Issue In the platform to be
framed the second week In July. They
are making no concealment of the fact
that they get their tips on that subject
irom Mr. Bryan. In an interview at
Denver. A delegate says he got
the impression about the platform
"from a talk I had with Mr. Bryan
at Lincoln." Tom Taggart has talked
in a similar vein and each leader of
the warring factions joins In the
chorus, as soon as Leader Bryan gives
him the key. Mr. Bryan is also In re
treat from his government ownership
Issue. In one of the chapters of his
serial story on the republican platform,
Mr. Bryan says:
Equally, false la the statement that the
democratic party believes In government
ownership and the republican party in
rlsts upon regulation and the democratic
party, dominated by predatory corpora
tion, will not consent even to effective
regulation. Tha president himself, and
even Secretary Taft, haa pointed out that
government ownership must be expected
if regulation la not permitted, and yet
even this threat does not atir the repub
lican leadera to a successful resiatanca to
It will be noticed, In paaeing, that
Mr. Bryan, who Is especially wrought
up over his assumption that the repub
lican platform at Chicago was dictated
by one man, is frankly declaring what
the democratic party stands for. In ad
vance of the convention and tho fram
ing of the platform. The Nebraska
leader's effort, however, to get away
from the government ownership plank
can not prevent It from being an Issue
in the coming campaign. His attitude
on the question has been too clearly
defined. In his famous speech at Mad
ison Square garden, upon his return
from his European tour, Mr. Bryan
I have reached the conclusion that there
will be no permanent relief on the railroad
question from discrimination between indi
viduals and between placea and from ex
tortionate rates until the railroads arc tho
property of the government and operated
by the government In the Interest tf the
Mr. Bryan has found It extremely
difficult to get away from his convic
tions on that question, although he has
since sought to modify his expression.
When the storm ot southern protest
came tip against the government own
ership pronouncement, Mr. Bryan, In
a speech in Connecticut, took occasion
to explain that his Madison Square gar
den speech was an expression of his
own opinion and conviction and not the
announcement-of a party principle. A
little later, in a speech at Louisville,
he got perilously close to his original
proposition when he declared:
Obeervatlon haa convinced me that gov- I
trnment ownership can be undertaken on
the plan Indicated 'with leaa danger to the
country than la involved In private owner
ship aa we have had.lt or aa we are likely
to have H.
While now Insisting that Tallroad
regulation is the paramount issue, Mr.
Bryan Is committed to his declaration
that he does not-belleve rallread rate
regulation can be made effective. He
Intimates that in his latest article on
the republican platform and In an In
terview with Lincoln Steffens, as re
ported In the July Everybody's, makes
tho direct and emphatic assertion that
the railroads can not be regulated,
thus leaving the Inference that the only
remedy Is In government ownership,
according to hla original program. A
salient excerpt from that article fol
lows: ltere l where he returns to hlb Im
portant distinction between the railroads
and other euch public service corporatlona,
which are natural, necessary monopolies.
and "merchandise" corporatlona, wntcn ure
artificial and bad.
Regulation la Impoasible; trying to reg
ulate Increases the corruption of govern
ment. What, then, are we to do? Mr.
"First, we muat atrengthen the repre-
aentatlve character of the government by
electing aenators by direct vole of the
'Second, as to the railroads and other
natural monopolies, we muat try faithfully
and fairly to regulate them till they have
taught the people that they can not be
That brings Mr. Bryan back to hla
original proposition that the railroads
can not be regulated and that govern
ment ownership Is the only remedy.
He takes a rather unhappy position by
declaring that we must try faithfully
to regulate them "until they have
taught the people that they can not be
regulated." It would appear to be the
part of statesmanship to declare at
once for government ownership of the
railroads rather than to waste time In
the effort, which Mr. Bryan declares
will result in failure, of regulating
them. It he is consistent be will urge
the democratic party to make a de
termined fight for "the regulation of
railroad rates," which he haa already
assured them they can not get and
would be ot no benefit to them it they
should get It. In the matter of con
ducting a retreat. Colonel Bryan will
have to travel very fast If he succeeds
In losing the government ownership
Issue In this campaign.
uostr or thc imuiqrahts.
Some enthusiastic students of econ
omics In New York Save, conceived the
idea that they have found a potent
argument for the enactment of more
stringent laws restricting the admis
sion of immigrants. In a circular Is
sued by an association of these gentle
men Attention is called to the vast
amount of money that is sent abroad
each year by the men who have come
from foreign countries to find employ
ment In the United Statea. Money or
der statistics furnished by the Post
office department and statements made
by bankers are cited to show that
something like MO, 009. 1)80 to $100,
000,000 are sent back each year by the
foreigners to the fatherlands to help
tEelr relatives who remain there. It is
proposed by this new association to
limit the number of foreigners ad
mitted to this coantry and thus limit
the drain of money that Is being sent
back to Europe.
These theorists are on the wrong
tack. Thrli argunienf Is answered by
a mere statement of the fart that the
Immigrants are spending their own
money and have an unquestioned right
to dispose ot.lt as they wish. It Is
their money, earned by their toll, and
the laws recognize the right of every
man to get rid of his wealth as he
pleases. The foreigner , is under no
obligation to make an account of his
expenditures. His employer certainly
made a profit on the labor and there
all responsibility of the parties con
The money sent by foreign workmen
in this country to their old homes Is
really an insignificant matter, com
pared with the millions spent abroad
each year by American tourists. It
would be JuBt as sensible, and more
profitable, to urge laws prohibiting
Americans from going abroad and mak
ing purchases in foreign countries.
This is one of the economic questions
that must adjust Mfeelf and agitation of
it by theoretical reforms can serve no
A COMIXO VPPURTUMTT.
Nebraska postmasters through their
state organization have endorsed the
recommendations of the preliminary
report of the joint commission on pos
tal service. The sum and substance
of that report is for a thorough re
vision of Postofflce department meth
ods, and particularly for decentraliza
tion of management. The multitudi
nous business of the postofflce has be
come so great with the population
growth of the country and with our
industrial and commercial expeislon
that administration from a single cen
tral focus has reached a point threat
ening to impair efficiency.
What the Joint commission proposes
Is to create territorial subdivisions for
all the different branches of the postal
service with local centers of adminis
tration from which only the most lmi
portant or controversial matters shall
be taken up to Washington. Each
subdivision would have its own official
head for each branch of the service,
subject only to th general orders of
the postmaster general and his asso
ciates at the national capital. Each
subdivision would do Its own account
ing In fact, would be only a smaller
model of what the entire Postofflce de
partment Is today. "
There 1b no question that a reor
ganization of the postal service more
or less along these lines Is bound to
come within a ' comparatively few
years. When It comes time to create
these postal 'divisions Omaha wants to
be in readiness to assert its claims
for the headquarters of the division
that will, include' the territory tribu
tary to this city. What makes Omaha
the natural headquarters city for the
railroads converging here will make It
the natural headquarters city for post
office work, for postofflce Inspection,
for jural free delivery, tor railway
mall service, for money order account
ing, for distribution of postofflce sup
plies. The advantages of Omaha in this
connection were emphatically brought
out recently when the creation of a
railway mall division, with headquar
ters here, was under discussion, and
all those reasons and many more will
be forceful when congrese determines
on a general postofflce seorganlzatlon.
A great opportunity 1b ahead of us and
Omaha must be alive to It at the right
If those prison labor contractors are
not shrewd enough to know a good
thing when they have It they may find
the next Nebraska legislature enacting
laws for the employment of the peni
tentiary convicts by the state without
any intermediary, and if the state once
. . . I. nlnn nf ' r. It 1 n T ltd
inaugurates mo yiau " .
prisoners 01 state account a return to
the contract system wilt be extremely
nllkely at any future stage or tne
Mr Taft's brother Charlie is being
urged for the chairmanship of the re
publican national committee. If he is
selected, Mr. Bryan might name bis
brother Charlie as the democratic
chairman and let the Bills and the
Charlies fight It out.
Rustness men ot Oklahoma are al
ready organizing a strong movement
for the amendment ot the Oklahoma
constitution, asserting that Ua pro-
vlslona repel capital and cripple indus
try. When capital la driven out, in
Thh near-prominent citizen, who has
voted his party ticket all his life, but
ia poina- to switch this year ana sup
port Taft or Bryan, aa the case may
be is already getting his name in tne
papera.Just as he does every four
wr,, twn vears more and we
will all be commencing to get excited
over what population rating the cen
us takers are to give Omaha and
what rank it ta to have in the list of
growing American cities.
Prince Helie la to have a marriage
settlement of $360,000 and says:
"One can live on tnat. mis leaves
the inference that Princess Anna will
. 1 1
have to pay for ner op mma-
t.h- r nnr-kefeller is writing the
uuu . -
atory ot hla life for an eastern maga-
1 1 I 1 1 M
sine. It la nopea mai " "
date tor the payment of that $29,:40,
000 fine by hla oil company.
"It takes twenty-seven dollar bills to
weigh aa much aa a $20 gold piece,"
says the Cleveland Ieader. Then bow
many $2 bills will it take to weigh a?
much as a $20 gold piece?
It Is authoritatively nnnouueed that
the Success league which flew Its ban
ners so high at St. Louis' In 190 will
not charter a special train for a polit
ical excursion this yesr.
A New York democratic paper haa
referred to Mr. Taft as "a man of
the Grover Cleveland type," and even
Colonel Bryan admits the Grover Cleve
land waa a great man. '
"Mr. Bryan Is already nominated
and will be elected In my Judgment,"
says Charles A. Towne. It will not
help Mr. Bryan any to be elected in
Mr. Towne's Judgment.
The Dakotas appear, to oe selecting
their United States senators by popu
lar vote without waiting for the aid
or consent of an amendment to the
Talk about breaking records the
grocers and butchers of Omaha man
aged to pull off their picnic this year
as first announced without a single
la ft the Tod Xotoh f
It la stated that the price of meat wt'l
go no higher. It la not easy to see how
it could without the aid of a balloon.
A ( hrrrlng Teat.
We take It that the Denver convention
will endeavor to cheer Mr. Bryan for at
least fifty minutes, but the thin Denver
atmosphere" la likely to prove too great a
handicap for even democratlo enthuataim.
,Lamoa Loosens I p.
New York Presa.
Tom Lawaon'a offer of a million to the
democratic party If Bryan will nominate
Johnson must be taken either as a fairly
good Indication that money is loosening
up or that Lawson haa sublime faith In the
ability of the commoner to reject .his
Not aa Bad -mm Ptotareri.
"Government by Injunction" ian't
tyrannical a thing, after all, when you can
use It In your business. A union In Detroit
got an Injunction restraining; the police
from interfering with Its membera on tho
street In their peaceful efforta to Induce
the employe? of a atove company to Join
their union. Thia It not the first time
that organised labor has resorted to In
junctions, and the Detroit case ought to do
something to recor.clle Mr. Compere to the
rostal Reform .Needed.
' Indianapolis Xewa.
We have the highest postage on
for apeclal communication, and In
tice we make almost no use of postal
facilities in conveying packages of mod
erate weight. We can aend such a pack
age to New Zealand cheaper than we can
aend It to any part of our own courjtry.
We record the prophecy that thia will hot
long be so. It Is an absolutely undeniable
fact that every Increase, in facilities of
whatever kind among, a people Increases
the general sum of wealth and Intelligence,
and that every barrier placed In the way
of . trade, jot commuijcatlon la at the . ex
pense of revenue, public and private, and
to the derogation of general ellghtenment.
Oratory a Drawback.
The great orators have not b;en the
nao3t fortunate aspirants for the presi
dency. Webster, Clay, Douglas and Blaine
were idolized by their followers, not orJy
for tbelr abilities and personal traits, but
alao for their persuasive powers of speech.
Horace Greeley, candidate of the democrats
and liberal republicans in 1872. waa not a
notable orator, but waa, none the leaa, an
effective talker. He made a speaking tour
In the latter part of the campaign, and
although his position was an anomalous
or., he acquitted himself with credit, ever!
If he was overwhelmingly defeated. Tllden,
who In hla free soil days made speeches,
obtained hla muslery by hia pen, not by
hla tongue. Grant, who waa called the
silent man because he could not make a
speech when he first became a candidate,
learned to apeak very well In public, his
speech for Garflold In 1880 being a good
example of his development In that direc
tion TAFT AS A CAMPAIGNER.
Makes Krlcnda of AH with Whom He
Comes la Contact.
Snell Smith In Leslie's Weekly.
There are few men In either the demo
cratic or republican partlea who make as
good a campaigner as does Secretary Taft,
for the Reason that he has no particular
methods; he la simple and natural. To
thoae who knew him In his college days
he la alill "Big Bill' Taft. dignified and
able, yet alwaya a royal good fellow. To
the men who came In contact with him
during the years he served on the bench he
is still the fearless Judge, quite as ready
to protect the right under the law of the
weakest man In the community as well as
those of property, but alwaya the same
quiet, unassuming, American gentleman.
To such aa have come In close contact with
him In hla later career as a benefactor In
carrying out a colonial policy, new and
unique In the history of the world, and as
the head of tha Intricate worklnga of a
great governmental department, Including
the army. Internal waterway improvements
In the Vnlted States, Panama canal, Cuba
and the Philippines, he is the aatute, clear
minded, conatructive diplomat and states
man, who haa a marvelous grasp of every
detail and the fullest capacity for making
every such detail an Integral part ot a
great policy. And even to these men he
appears aa a lovable, kindly nature, whoao
rise haa not made him one whit lacking In
aympathy for the Impulses and aims of the
One of hia moat attractive characteristics
aa a campaigner la the way In which he
appeala to this common man the man who
works with hla hands to earn a living for
himself and family, and who Is, after all,
the moat dependable quantity In the na
tion. These men meet Mr. Taft every
where be goea. They throng to hear him.
I have seen many partlea of them, mem
btrs of organized labor uniona, wait to
meet him by appointment, and a few, while
waiting, express criticism of hla attitude
toward them while a Judge on the circuit
bench, and have seen these same men coma
away from him, expressing the conviction
that he had had "no horns." that he was a
"big w hole-soul, d man," that he would do
the "fair thing," and that, after all, he only
construed the law aa ha found It In grant
ing injunctions during certain atrlkca.
One of these little meetings was in Colum
bus, another was In Council Bluffs, and still
another In Louisville. The men gathered
around him and he talked to them as
though he were one of them, and explained
hla position In matters which Interested
them. Impressing thera with his sincerity
nd making there feel that their Interests i
ware bla Interests
OTIIKR I.A.MI9 THO OtRH.
Americans are near the threshold of the
glorious day when the fervid orator
crowns his patriotic prilodg with the stock
xclamation: "We are the greatest people
and the grandest ration on earth." In all
the elementa from which spring liberty
and happiness, which makes for progress
and the advancement of civilization, we are
leagues ahead of the next competitor.
Numerically and territorially we are atill
at the post. The empire on which the sun
never sets lest It might be mistaken for a
gold mine and Jumped, embrace more than
or-flfth of the exposed land of the globe.
The London Daily Mall, organ of the
British Imperialists, publishes data ob
tained from official sources which shows
that the union Jack floats over an area
of 1S,0IO,000 square miles, with a population
of .about 40O.0OO.00O. Of this vaat number
only one-seventh are white. From lRflO to
the present time the area of the empire has
nearly doubled, due chiefly to opt-atlons
In Africa and explorations of northern
Canada. The annual cost of defensive
measure Is $46S,flO0,O0O out of a total of
tl.fiCO.CKiO.fOg spent In Imperial administration.
The British navy consists of twelve Dread
noughts and fifty-one other battleships,
thirty-eight armored cruisers and seventy
seven other cruisers) besides destoyers, tor
pedo boata and submarines, wfille the land
forces are officially estimated at slightly
more than l.nno.ono men. Commercially, the
empire's trad in 1808, the last year for
which data la obtainable, reached 17,630,000.-
000 for Imports and exports combined.
British shipping amounta to one-half the
tonnage of the world. The total revenue
of the empire now amounts to $1,400, 000.000
annually, while the aggregate debt ex
ceeds 7,600.000,000. Mighty figures these,
sufficiently Imposing to make thoughtful
Americans pause before claiming every
thing. A correspondent of the New Tork Even
ing Post, writing from Tokio under date
of May Ml, says the result of the Japanese
election for members of the Diet had Just
been made known officially, although tho
balloting took place seven days before,
About seventeen out of every l.ono persons
enjoy the electoral privilege In Japan, con
sequently the result does not Interest the
-masses of the people end the returns might
be delayed for wceka without exciting a
fraction -oWh commotion a like event oc
casions In occidental countries. The result
of the balloting as now declared amounts
almost to a defeat of the government
party, the majority In the Diet being only
one; a number wholly insufficient to pro
long the life of the present ministry. Japan
is Jbttly celebrated for outstripping west
ern nations In many directions. To the
conceded triumphs may be added her unique
method of financing a political campaign.
The correspondent oberve that the Japa
nese politician , turns a few tricks with
money that would make the Hon. William
M. Tweed and his later followers blush for
their moderation. In one district cited by
the correspondent as an example ot how
the bosses do the business In Japan, an
enterprising ward heeler canvassed the en
tire community, bought up all the votes at
so much a head, and then sold them to the
highest bidder among the candidates.
Germania, the principal organ of the
German Centrist party, referring to the
recent meeting of King Edward and Em
peror Nicholas at Reval, undertakes to ex
plain "Why King Edward Does Not Visit
Berlin," an explanation which masks an
Ironical attack on German militalsm.
The paper aaya: "Thoae who know the
English king's personal habits understand
why he avoids Berlin. Hla majeaty likes
Intercourse of a free and easy character
and he dislikes atrlot formalities. For In
atanct, the EngllBh sovereign dlellkea the
Idea of passing through the Brandenburg
gate, like the white elephant of Slam, and
being greeted by the city fathers and thous
ands of school children. He also dislikes
tho military review and similar pageants
which would be arranged here in his honor
if he paid an official state visit to Berlin.
This prudent monarch, whoae clever diplo
macy haa raised Great Britain to an Inter
national position which she hitherto has
never possessed and who has produced this
effect . without any external display, dis
likes the pompous customs of the German
court, for he knows how to employ his time
more profitably than In such empty cere
monies. King Edward's refusal to visit
Berlin mupt not be construed as an attitude
of unfriendliness toward Germany, but as
a sign of his personal dislike of gorgeous
pageants, which frequently burden those
whom they are Intended to honor."
A Frenchman who has been making a
study of the Chinese army warna Europe
that It ia not inconceivable that within ten
years China may be able to oppose to the
whito natlona ot the world a thoroughly
drilled and equipped force of 40,000,000 sol
diers. It la quite certain,-- thinks, that
It will have the biggest army In the world
at least e.OOO.OCO men ready to mobilize
at ahort notice and equal In courage, drill
and equipment to any . European troops.
Thla 8,000,000 minimum Is provided for by
present plans. The Increase to the maxi
mum figure meana nothing but a tit tin mire
effort a draft on the wealth and popula
tion which la trivial when spread out thin
over so vaat an empire. The writer fears
that, stimulated by their own remarkable
performancea In army making up to date,
the Chinese rulers may make a change in
their plana at any time and may do It
without taking Europe into the'r conf.
dence. The Frenchman estimates that the
expense of the army on a basla cf l.OoO.OCO
active and 7,000,000 reserve soldiers will not
Involve an Increased burden of mors than
t cents a head on the population of China.
Even bo poor a people, he thinks. Can
stand this and the government and people
have grown ao proud of the army that he
sees no hope of any slacking In its develop
ment. "Thla Is the real yellow peril," Is
the conclusion that he drawa.
The Spanish government, under the lead
of Senor Maura, seema to have consolidated
all Its opponents by the Introduction of
what Is known as the "terrorist bill." The
object of It la to amend tha "Crimea act"
of July 10, im, which related to crimes
with explosives. It provides that "the
threat to cause any such Injury aa would
amount to a criminal offense to the prop
erties and rights of common Interests, so
cial clauses and corporations, or their mem
bers shall be punished by penal servitude."
It further provides that tbe publication
of false and malicious titwi In regard to
such acts shall be punished by close arrest
In a house of correction In the lower divi
sions. . Moreover, it ordains that the pub
lication of all newa concerning such aota
which la not of official origin shall be
punished by Imprisonment, even when It
Is neither false nor malicious. But the
provision which haa roused moat opposi
tion authorizes the government to procla m
a district for as long aa It thinks fit, by
order In council, to be reported to Cortes
In due course, and to establish a committee
In the proclaimed district, composed of the
civil governor, the officer commanding the
troops, the president and public prosecutor
of the local court and tha alcalde of the
Chief town, with power to suppress all
newspapers, all clubs, all establishment
and placea of meeting In which terrortat
plans are laid or terrorist principles ar
preached. Proteats are frequent ta the ef
fect that there is nothing In the condition
of the country to Justify the pauage ef ao
tyrannical a measure. ,
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Dr. Price's Vhoat Flake Celery Food
It is safe to assume that a food which is contin
ually presented to the public with confidence is
possessed of merit It does not pay to contin
ually advertise a humbug. Dr. Price's Food
is the food that furnishes energy. Palatable to
the taste, easy of digestion and economical; It
is me oest breakfast rood upon the market.
If President Taft gives the office seekers
a chance to wotk, he will not be na lone
some In the White House as he Imagines.
Taft and Sherman . together weigh 500
pounds, a fact which lends Impressive
force to the operations of the steam roller.
Pontics make strange alliapces. Here is
Governor Swanson of Virginia passing up
Governor Johnson and shouting for W. J.
Bryan. , '
John Hays Hamrrond's run for the vice
presidential nomination was a shade better
than his race for Pretoria. He wasn't
The Cincinnati Enquirer and the Wash
ington Post will not be happy unless
Charles P. Taft Is made chairman of the
republican national ct-mmltttee.
A Washington palmist who examined Mr.
Taft's glad hand declares he will be elected
and sen as president for two terms In
deference to custom, however, the cam
paign will proceed In the usual way.
. As the recount of the New Tork mayor
alty vote nears the end with Hearst still
8,000 votes in the rear, the wonder grows
why Mayor McClellan should spend Sto.ooo
In fighting the opening of the boxes. But
be got a great scare for his money.
"I see that Taft started In active life as
a newspaper reporter."
"That muat have been a long time before
he got fat." Cleveland Plain Dealer. V 1
First Offlceholder-r-What Is your favorite
Becond Officeholder One good term de
serves another. Philadelphia Record.
"Say, Jones, lend me a fiver, will you."
"I would be delighted, my dear boy, but
Just at present I am like our next presi
"Rather short. "Baltimore American.
"Do you believe that .public sentiment Is
"Not a bit of It," answered Senator Bor-
EfownlnglKlng '& Co
CLOTHING, FURNISHINGS and HATS
N July 1st
annual inventory and we have
about 200 Men's suits in broken
lines which- we wish to close
out. These suits sold up to $30
, and are all
which were left from the season's best
We have placed these suits on our two
front tables and Saturday will sell them
all at one price
Now is the time
your vacation trip at
15th and Douglas
S S Re S. WILCOX, HI or. t V
Luxury or Necessity?
Many so called luxuries are necess
ities to real living. Wa cart exist with
out thera, but we can't LIVE.
"The man with the hoe" e Isted. The
truly civilized man lives. Mu&le, liter
ature. sculpture, architecture, etc.,
broaden his Intellectual power. It Is
these so called luxuries that ralae the
man above the beast. Among these
luxuries that are necessities foremost
stands tbe piano. Music, according to
Ruskln. Is a necessity (or man. It not
only broadens his appreciation, and
satisfied an Innate craving, but it act
ually vitalizes blm physically. Noted
pbjBlclsna agree as to the ton to effects
of tuneful vibrations. No one knew
this .better than the Greeks, whose
statues are our models of physical per
fection. A. HOSPE
Branch Houses Lincoln, Kearney,
ghum. "A number of us famous men owe
our prosperity entirely to a popular dls
position to be grateful to somehodv,
whether he deserves It or not." Washing
"When I was down east this summer."
said the old-fashioned cobbler. "I took a
trip through one o' them big shoe fsc
"1 was through one o" them, too," re
plied the other. "What d'ye think of all
that new-fangled machinery ?"
"It certainly doea beat awl." Catholic
Standard snd Times
"Have a smoke, old man?" said Stln
Jay proffering a weed.
"No, thank you." replied Wiseman, who
had had one before. '
"What's the matter? Don't you enjoy a
"Yes, that's what's the matter." Phila
"They say Bilklns Is very merciful to his
horses In hot weather."
"I wouldn't go so far as to say that.
Have you seen his team?"
"Well. h put a 'Merry Widow' hat on
one hors and a 'Charlotte Corday' on the
other." Cleveland Plain Dealer. ,
WHAT'S. DOXB I J V X 12.
In June the sunbenna lvlv Mink ;
Tro' leafy rlfis. and Inf-rink
Where dryads on the river blink
The dewdrops In tha blossoms Ilea
And minatiirea the arching akles.
While vacant scaps do swarm with file
In June the elder In the brakes
Whllte dingle-folds with Snowy, flakes,.
And bob-o-llnk In Joyance wakes
The trumpet vine o'erdranes the tram.
With many a gleaming oriflamme,
And epicures affect the clam
In June the ;aa of bearded grain
Do billow like the ocean's nmln, T
Then pneeful sleep like one long lain
Jn grassy deeps the elovers blush.
Bft zephyrs aweet, the twilight hush,
And soda founts Ina fizz and gush
we take our semi
to get fitted out for
a small expense.
15th and Douglas j
Of musical instruments the piano is
by far the most popular. 'It Is the
modern home necessity. It Is essential
ior relaxation ana cultivation. If you
ao not nave one you ar
yourself of a necessity.
Don't put the matter off 'ouser At
Honpe's you will find the flncbt sc!ct
tion of pianos In the 1'nlted States
The Hospe piano plan of one lowm
price to anyone. Insures you the best
values In the United States for our
money, W fnetm-i. ji.i.h.!,
ball Bush & Lane! Melville
Mallet A Davis. ChLIa. v.i.
Bret., Burton. KAniintnn
fctc. Don't buy a piano anywhere at any
uu icv us rnow you now
we can save von in,-nv it
call, write for partioulars.
CO. LV. ?,
York. Neb.; Co-iocU UluUa. Ia.
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