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STATEMENT OF C1HCILATION;
State of Nebraska. Douglas County, ss :
(ieorge H. Tcacnuck, treasurer of The
Bee Publishing company, being duly sworn,
says that the actual number of full and
complete copies of The Dally, Morning.
Evening and 8umlay Bee. printed during
the month of June. was as follows:
1 36,630 15 38,490
4 . .33,800
10. . 35,970
17. . r 35,930
SO .... 35,890
Less unsold and returned copies.. 9,677
Net total 1,078,313
Dalley average 38,977
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M. P. WALKER,
WHEW OPT OF TOWS,
Subscribers leaTlnax tha city tem
porarily should hart Thai Baa
inn I led to them. Address will be
changed as often aa requested.
It is now up to July to make good.
The bt' ain roller Is working at Den
ver nil right.
A hot air gun has been Invented.
It will not be needed In the political
Richmond Pearson Hobson may be
expected to show up at Denver with a
resolution endorsing his war with
It U understood that Mr. Bryan has
Informed himself that he will accept
the nomination ,he Is about to tender
fon:e democrat! are born great,
kc li'C achieve greatness and some Bet
ortl the nomination of William Jen
"On to Lx liver" Is now the cry of
the demr.-riats. They will be onto
Denver after they pay their conven
tion week bjll8.
Mr. Bryan says the democrats must
place the man before the dollar. In
thla country every roan is supposed to
be after the dollar.
Mr. Sleeper, the American charge
d'affaires at Caracas, has made report
to the Washington authorities, which
8hows that he Is no dreamer.
The up-to-date drugglBt will see to
It right away that his supply of arnica
and sweet oil is replenished In antici
pation of the Fourth of July calls.
Colonel Bryan claims 708 Instructed
or pledged delegate. That Is peril
ouBly close to the number by which
Mr. Taft was nominated at Chicago.
Any pretended republican who is
willing to shoot his party In the back
can easily get a hearing through the
columns of the local democratic organ.
The month of June In Omaha has
et a new high water mark for mar
riage licenses. This financial depres
sion cannot be so depressing after all
Local arrangements at Denver
would never have been perfected had
anything happened to prevent Mayor
Jim from arriving on the scene In
It must have been an oversight on
Mr. Bryan's part that he did not sell
his speech on government ownership
of railways to the phonograph com
The Filipinos are surely becoming
civilised. A dozen Filipino boys have
been arrested because they were over
heard plotting to kill their school
The airship experts might find more
enjoyment In their work If there were
some laws limiting the speed of air
ships and a few fat coppers in balloons
patrolling the course.
A Montana man while drunk went
to sleep In a cage with Hon. These
showmen will lose some of their lion
If they are not more careful about pro
tecting them from jagged Montana
ad eminent pnysician naa con
tributed an article on how to treat the
small boy to prevent lockjaw or te
tanus on July 4. The best way Is to
fend him to his aunt In the country
ithout any spending nionn,
A FIRE-EATF.K PF.TKAJ,
The old hotiso of congress; won't be
what It iis'd to be, when the new body
meets next March. The democrats of
the Sixth congrppslonal district of Ten-
pssee have decided to retire from
public Bervlre John Wesley Gaines,
who has been the nar-flre eater and
the Alarm-to-battle sounder on the
emocratic side of the house for twelve
ears. During; that time he has slept
with the constitution for a pillow and
the rights of man for a coverlet. He
as spent his waking hours In the
rena of public debate, meeting all
comers, and has never yet lowered
his arm, or his voice. He has Injected
life Into the consideration of pension
tills and made hilarious the days de-
oted to ordinarily dull topics like
the revision of the revised statutes or
he Spanish war claims. He has given
the minority about the only claim It
has had to distinction for the last half
Still Mr. Gaines will leave congress
with ono prestige of which he cannot
be robbed. His name appears more
rerpiently In the Congressional Record
than does that of any other member.
He has not made more speeches al
though he has tried to do so but he
has seen to It that no member ever
got a set speech in the Record wlth-
ut some such Interpolation as this:
Mr. Gaines Mr. Speaker!
Tha Speaker The gentleman from Ten
Mr. Oalnes Will the gentleman from
Nebraska yield for a question?
Mr. Pollard Certainly.
Mr. Gaines Will the gentleman from
Nebraska please tell me
And Mr. Gaines would wander off
nd ask some juestlon about the
Chinese court of chancery or the crop
outlook In Buffalo county, or some
question equally Irrelevant to the sub
ject of the Nebraskan's Bpeech and
then resume his seat, satisfied with
the assurance that Mr. Gaines of
Tennessee would find his name In the
Congressional Record next morning.
If the gentleman on the floor talked
more than ten minutes Mr. Gaines
would Interrupt again. He made an
ffort to appear at least once on every
page of the Record and he rarely
missed his calculation. Perhaps the
sum of human knowlete has not been
increased by these tactics, but In the
days when distinction In any field is
difficult of achievement, Mr. Gaines
of Tennessee is entitled to whatever
credit belongs to his unique method of
making a record for himself.
THE HEARST RECOUNT. .
The one pleasing result of the elec
tion contest in New York City, in
which W. R. Hearst made a three
ears' fight to oust George B. Mc-
Clellan from the mayor's chair, is the
abundant proof that the result of the
municipal election of 1905 in that city
was not a fraud. The country at large
has long been under the Impression
that a fair election' In New" York City
was an Impossibility'. Each election
result 1b followed with charges of bal
lot box stuffing, bribery, coercion and
gigantic frauds bo often repeated that
their truth has been generally accepted.,
Mr. Nearst evidently believed them,
for he has resorted to every means
afforded by the law and has incurred
great expense in securing a recount of
the ballots. The result shows that about
one-seventh of 1 per cent of the votes
were affected by the recount and the
gains and losses divided practically
even between Mr. Hearst and Mr. Mo-
The outcome does not bear any
special glory or credit to Mayor Mc
Clellan. He haB resisted by every de
vice known to the law the attempts
to recanvasB the vote and this oppo
sition gave Mr. Hearst opportunity to
pose as a martyr. Had Mayor Mc-
Clellan taken the position at first that
he did not want the office unless hon
estly elected, the recount could have
been made promptly and the case set
tled within a few months Instead of
dragging through the courts for three
years. Mayor McClellan's opposition
to a recount lent color to Mr. Hearst'B
charge that a political conspiracy had
been successfully made to defeat him.
THE TOST A L DEFICIT.
The postal deficit for the year end
ing with June 30 was about $13,500,
000, the largest in the history of the
country with the exception of 1905,
when the deficiency amounted to $15,
000.000. The deficit for 1807 was
$7,500,000, nd the postmaster gen
eral attributes the decrease in reve
nues this year to the business depres
sion that set in last October. L'p to
that time the revenues of the depart
ment had shown a good increase over
the business of 1907, and if normal
conditions had obtained in the busi
ness world the deficit at the end of the
fiscal year would have been practically
The deficit is not a large amount, in
view of the exceptionally large ex
penditures that have been made in the
last few years in the development and
extension of the rural free delivery
service and other improvements in
postal facilities. The expenses of the
department are now annually more
than $200,000,000, and there has been
a deficiency in the receipts for all but
twelve years since the service was es
tablished. The expense of the rural free
delivery service ia about $25,000,000
a year, but the reports show that this
service is becoming a great revenue
getter for the department and that a
fair share of the expense of its main
tenance has been offset by the discon
tinuance of small postofflces in the
country districts. The department has
issued notice that rural free delivery
will not be continued on roads that
are not kept in condition to be traveled
with, facility and safety at all seasons
of the year. The effect of this is to
cause great improvements to be made
In the highways of the country, pro
ducing a general benefit that probably
more than offsets the cost of the rural
It is not the design of the govern
ment to make the postal service a
source of profit, but every postmaster
general makes a determined effort to
place the service on a self-supporting
basis. This could be done quickly by
the elimination or strict regulation of
the franking privilege, as the cost of
carrying needless public documents
and reports sent out by members of
congress and the departments is
greater than the deficit. Reform in
this direction, however, will be diffi
cult, as congressmen are naturally
slow to limit their personal privileges.
CREDIT ASD 1XSVRAXCE
The National Association of Credit
Men in their annual convention at Den
ver devoted much discussion to the
problem of fire insurance and fire pre
vention, which is attracting the atten
tion of trade organizations throughout
the country. While the plans of the
association for making proper insur
ance a condition to the extension of
credit, particularly in the case of mer
chants In small towns where fire fight
ing facilities are limited have not been
fully developed, the agitation of the
question Is certain to produce good
results in checking the annual fire
loss, which 1b greater in the United
States than in any other nation. The
report of the insurance committee of
the association contains the following:
It seems a fact beyond denial that there
Is an Immense loss each year In the United
States, much of which could be saved,
taking as a comparison the loss sustained
In other countries of relative commercial
Importance. The total average fire loss
In the United States each year Is about
$200,000,000. Recent figures are quoted
to show that the per capita loss In this
country averages about J 2. 2 5, In compari
son with about 33 cents In Important
European countries. Taking large cities
as a basis for comparison, the average
yearly fire loss In Berlin is about 1150,000,
while In Chicago the loss Is close to
$5,000,000. These comparisons show con
clusively to any thinking Individual that
the United States Is sadly In need of bet
ter fire protection, whether It be in build
ing construction, fire apparatus or more
precaution on the part of the assured.
The committee recommended ' the
adoption of the fire marshal law, al
ready in force in some states, and the
adoption of plans for making careful
investigation into the causes of fires
and prosecution where there appears
to be evidence of incendiarism or
arson. It also declared against the
valued policy law.
The credit men apparently appreci
ate another important matter in con
nection with fire insurance. The com
mittee's report particularly censured
the form of policies used by many, if
not most, fire insurance companies, as
serting that these policies were so
worded as to deceive the average
policyholder as to the extent of the in
surance company's real responsibility
In case of fire loss. The committee
recommended the adoption of a form
of policy that would be so plain and
easy of understanding that the mer
chant of ordinary business sense could
know absolutely the obligation the in
surance company took on itself and
that imposed on him. This, it was
argued, would lessen the amount of
litigation over policies and encourage
merchants to carry more adequate in
surance. The association decided to
begin a campaign of education for
the purpose of teaching merchants that
their insurance strengthens their
credit and also for the purpose of in
ducing a better understanding be
tween insurance companies and their
policyholders. Nothing but good can
come from any action of this kind, de
signed as it is to reduce the size of
the national ash heap.
AX EXCOURAOIKO SIOX.
One of the most encouraging signs
In the industrial firmanent, particu
larly for Omaha and Nebraska, is to be
found in the order just given for the
immediate resumption of construction
work on the Union Pacific. Mr. Har
rlman is a shrewd business man and
will not invest his company's money
anywhere unless convinced that con
ditions warrant its outlay with a
reasonable assurance of profitable re
turns. Mr. Harriman has planned colossal
Improvements all along the Union Pa
cific, of which the work in band con
stitutes an Important part. Starting
the construction gangs out again at
this time means not only employment
for wage workers and the purchase of
materials, thus putting money into cir
culation, but is designed to make the
Union Pacific before long a double-
track road without sharp curves or
heavy grades, and thus make it much
more serviceable as a highway for the
transportation of passengers and
Omaha as the headquarters city and
eastern terminus of the Union Pacific
cannot fall to share in the benefits ac
crulng from these improvements and
from the strengthening of the Union
Pacific, the most distinctive Omaha
road, among the great railway systems
of the country. Omaha a future
growth and prosperity is bound up in
the future growth and prosperity of
the territory to the west of us, and it
Is in that territory in which the money
for the reconstruction of the Union Pa
cine is to be spent.
A German scientist says that ehll
dren are more likely to Inherit the
disposition and traits of their fathers
than those of their mothers. That
explains why there are so many mean
children in the world.
The appeal of our amiable demo
cratic contemporary to the negro la to
divide the negro vote. If the demo
crats are entitled to any part of this
negro vote, why did they not ask for
all of it? Is not an appeal for half of
the negro vote a confession on the part
of the democrats that they are entitled
to none of It? Negro voters will re
member the time-tried axiom, "United
we stand, divided we fall."
The New York Sun declares that
President Roosevelt was defeated for
a third term. As he was not a candi
date" for the nomination, insisted he
would not have taken It if it had been
tendered to him and used every ef
fort to prevent the consideration of
his name for the place, his defeat can
not be very galling.
That $100,000 Bryan campaign
fund which is being raised by Mayor
Jim's chief lieutenant is pronounced
a myth. If it goes the same way as
the $15,000 entrusted to Mayor Jim
by "the old Parker gang" four years
ago it will be very much like a myth.
Uncle Henry Gassaway Davis has
changed his mind again and says h
Is going to be married, whether his
grandchildren like it 'or not. He Is
determined, however, not to play the
role of the "bar'l" in the democratic
drama this year.
Senator Depew has gone to Europe,
giving the seventh annual explanation
that Mrs. Depew Is going to Paris to
be treated by "Dr." Worth and "Dr."
Paquln for the dress disease.
Those Nebraska penitentiary con
victs are getting their annual vacation
a little earlier than usual. If it lasts
much longer it may Berlously Interfere
with their habits of industry.
The June rainfall, according to the
weather bureau experts, was above
the normal. The next thing in order
is an official disquisition on the
'mean" temperature for June.
That slate-breaking stunt pulled off
by the club women at Boston must
have been inspired by a determination
on the part of the women to show that
they are apt pupils in politics.
A British commission Is coming to
this country to find out all It can
about American fish. The commis
sion is cautioned against believing all
It may hear about American fish.
Pnt Your Throats In Order.
If Bryan is not cheered for 48 minutes
at Denver, tha convention will have been
Particular aa to Colors.
St. Louis Times.
Mr. Bryan's reported preference to Gray
for the vice presidency seems to Indicate
that he is afraid of a dark horse.
Well Worth the Price.
T ie great republican national convention
at Chicago cost $60,OUO. It was worth at
least $30,000,000 to the business of the
New Terrors in Mailt.
New Y6rk Tribune.
The proposal to surmount graves with
glass headstones Inclosing photographs of
the deceased threatens to add a new terror
to death and an added melancholy to the
A Spectacle for the Gods.
New York Sun.
It must have been a grand sight when
the Hon. Joslah Qulncy called on Mr.
Bryan and pledged himself to support him.
With what enthusiasm, what passion, Mr.
Qulncy must have sworn allegiance.
Legal Sararerr on Oil Trnst.
If success of the government In the suit
to dissolve the Standard Oil combination
verifies the prediction of the prosecuting
counsel, that It will restore competition and
reduce the price of oil, It will bo much
more successful than the famous victory
over the beef trust. The people are In a
Missouri state of mind about trust-busting.
Mr. Taft and "Imperialism."
New York Times.
It is a curious fact that In all the com
ment on the nomination of Mr. Taft for
the presidency it Is only In the journals
of the continent of Europe that any al
lusion Is made to the "Imperialism" of
which he may be supposed to be a repre
sentative. In 1900 the votes of a consid
erable number Of Americans of unusual
Intelligence and patriotism were given to
Mr. Bryan despite his manifold disqualifi
cations because he stood for the opposition
to "Imperialism," and, though this feeling
was weaker In 19n4, It was appreciable.
Today, If It exists, it Is pretty nearly
Government by Commission.
Kansas City Times.
Omsha Is now Interesting Itself In the
commission form of government. Three
members of Its real estate exchange visited
Des Moines to study the plan under which
that city la operating. They have made
their report In the form of an absolute
recommendation that commission govern
ment be adopted as the new city charter.
The enemies of commission government are
those who know the least about the plan.
In every city where It has been adopted
trie people are practically unanimous In
Its praise. In none of them could there
be mustered a respectable opposition to
It. Every student of municipal affairs who
visits any of these cltiea becomes an ad
vocate of the omnmlssion plan. What more
convincing proof of Its wisdom and Us
efficiency could be offered to reasonable
TAILING THE TICKET.
Provoking Levity In Presence of the
Runing mates for Mr. Bryan are cropping
out on every side. Most of them we do not
remember to have heard of before, but
we do not doubt they are excellent men
well worthy of honors at the hands of the
Denver convention. Mr. Bryan la reported
to be willing to hove any one of thtnt.
He Is quoted as welcoming Mr. Sullivan of
Iowa. He seems to be on extremely
friendly terms with Mr. Sullivan of Illinois,
whom he excommunlca'ted from the party
a couple of years ago, and two or three
men In the east whose rames escape us are
reported to be quite satisfactory to him.
In fact, the first place on the tlrket Is the
only one that he Is said to be particular
about. His reported wish to have Judge
Qray or Governor Johnson for a colleague,
aa a representative of the more conserva
tive elements of the democracy. Is entirely
credible, but It recalls the lints:
There was young lady from Niger
Who went out to ride on a tiger.
They came bark from the ride
With the lady Inside,
nd a siuU on tUe face of the tiger.
KOlD A HOl'T NEW YORK.
Hippies on the C'arrent of Life In the
New York authorltl-s are waging a war
of extermination on unmutiled dogs. Plate
laws require dog licence and this Is now
supplemented with a n uxile order, the lat
ter causing an outburst of. indignation
from friends of the animal. A letter from
M. Bontaux In the New York Herald, ex
presses the prevalent criticism. The writer
directs attention to the city of Constanti
nople, where dogs circulate free as air
and rahlcs Is unknown. He alleges that the
muiillng of dogs Is a piece of cruelty to ani
mals. A man, says ho, perspires through
his skin, a dog by way of his mouth. A
niuislo limiting Its breathing power, drives
the animal wild, and produces the very con
dition that the "wise ones" of the Board
of Health seek to avoid. "Our sympathy
Is with M. Bontaux and the dogs," says
the Herald. "May his educational cam
paign be as successful." The New York
Times devotes nearly a page to a review
of the war on rabies and summarises the
situation In these words: "There are ap
proximately 2.0O0 dogs In New York City.
Not more thsn 4E..wo of them are licensed,
as the laws of 1S94 require they shall be.
The number of stray dogs Is estlmsted at
l.W.non. The Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals Is directed by the laws
of ISM to catch and kill unlicensed dogs
and stray cats. They are being seized at
the rate of 300 a day. Last year 10S.CT9 were
caught and killed. From January 1 to
June 22, 1W, the number thus disposed of
was 46.947. For the corresponding period
this year the number was iS,5ffi. The In
crease Is 46 per cent. Any or all stray ani
mals may develop and spread rabies. For
three years hydrophobia has been on the
increase In this city. In lHT fourteen per
sons died of It here. This number Is far In
excess in some cases three and four times
the number of deaths recorded from the
disease, according to the latest available
reports for the great cities of Europe and
At a men's cafe, one night, a young
American a barber fell In with an Eng
lishman. The latter was berating the
Yankees for doing all manner of business
In their shops and for not following the bet
ter English plan of sticking to one branch.
The next day he swaggered Into the bar
ber shop to be shaved. The barber gavo
his face Van extra good soaping and left
him, at the same time seating himself to
The Englishman kept quiet for a few
minutes, when, seeing his attendant read
ing, he brurted out: "Why don't you shave
"You will have to go up the street for
your shave,' quietly replied the barber.
We only lather here."
The sand sculptor, long a familiar figure
at Atlantic City, has Just reached Coney
Island. The dead Indian with an arrow In
his side and a dog lying close by In an
attitude of grief who have been seen by
Plttsburgers at Atlantic City year after
year, are at the beach at Coney Island
this summer. The work Is very skillful.
The Indian lies there, with one foot cpoased
over the other, In an attitude so natural
that it ia hard to believe that It Is only
sand after all. You see the workman mold
ing him out of the sand before your eyes,
so you know It Is so. Alongside of the
work of art Is spread a sheet. On this the
looker-on throws his coins. It la a profit
able game so far and the sculptor Is gather
ing In the shekels because it Is new to
The crowd In lower Broadway stopped
and listened. Bunches and rows of faces
looked down from the windows In the tall
office buildings. An itinerant vender of
that cheapest of musical Instruments, the
mouth organ, merely a bit of tin, had been
whistling modern airs that one hears from
the orchestras. Somehow they hadn't made
a hit. The vender, a tall, lank young man.
ceased whistling. The crowd kept on Us
restless way. After a short wait the vender
placed the tin again between his lips and
tried another air. Here and there people
fell out of the crowd, stopped and listened.
First one and then another, and then more,
handed out a nickel apiece. The fellow
had played "Cavellerla Rustlcana." After
he had sold a number of his tins the crowd
began moving again. Business for the
vender was running down. He placed a lit
tle Instrument once more between his lips.
The sound emitted filled the street. It
rose to the tops of the skyscrapers. It
stopped the crowd on either side of the
thoroughfare. People In the passing open
cars turned and peered. The vender was
surrounded by a crowd which purchased
all his stock. The music was written In
this generation, but It took hold upon the
iijubb ui iiuiimuiiy una Drougnt it to a
standstill In the busiest street In the world
the old air your grandfather heard when
he was courting, "How Can I Bear to
The opening to tho public of the new
Singer building observation balcony offers
an opportunity to see New York all at
once, instead of a spot at a time. The
balcony Is on the forty-second floor, 648
feet above the curb. It gives a sightseeing
radius of thirty miles In all directions,
and, being the highest observation tower In
the world. It affords a view never before
possible except from an airship. The tower
has a platform with a high railing, which
comfortably accommodates about forty peo
ple. Express elevators run from the main
corridor on the first floor, making the trip
In one minute, while two men are stationed
on the platform to point out sights to tin
visitors and to supply pertinent information
on all points.
A New York policeman arrested a boy
who was playing ball In the street. Th
prisoner was taken Into the children's
court, where he received a lecture on ths
Iniquity of having a good time on the
public thoroughfares. The Judge explained
the danger there was of hurting some oni
and also culled attention to the fact that
the street Is not the property of the culprit
and asked him to tell to whom the streets
belong. The little prisoner answered. "D
automobiles," and the court discharged
Higher even than the cloud-piercing peak!
of the Singer and Metropolitan Ufe build
InRS will be a new structure to be erected
for the Equitable Life Assurance society.
Plans were filed with Edward S. Mur
phy, superintendent of buildings. The
building will occupy the present site of
the Equitable, on the block bounded by
Broadway, Nassau, Pino and Cedar streets,
and. Incrtiillng a tower, will rise to a
height of sixty-two stories, 9K feet above
tho curb line, exclusive of a flagstaff,
which will measure to the tip 15 feet more.
The estimated cost will be about $15,000,
(InO. The top of the Metropolitan tower Is
663 feet and that of the Singer building
Democrats In llepobllraa (ablaets.
Mr. Wright Is the third democrat to enter
the Roosevelt cabinet. But Mr. Straus had
h.ld office under President McKlnley since
he had undtr President Cleveland, and Mr.
Morton lad never held tvny office or
figured at all In politics. Mr. Stanton
was a Buchanan democrat so far as ih
public was aware when President Lincoln's
nomination of him to be secretary of war
"fell like a bombshell" In the senate,
a contemporary account i
When soup and gravy
arc smooth and rich and
delightfully flavored, you
may rest assured they
were thickened with
Two of America's most famous cooks,
Janet M. Hill and Alice Cary Waterman,
say that Kingsford's Oswego Corn Starch
is invaluable for improving the delicacy
and palatability of the finest dishes. It
stands first, hip.hest, best; the most
uniformly excellent corn starch on
the market. Read what these two
cooks say in
Original Bee! pes and Caoklag Helps
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T. KINGSFORO ft SON, OSWEGO. N. T.
national starci company, succeimh
Suffragettes to the number of 100.010 p-o-pose
to surround the House of Commons.
Tlin necessity for airships becomes dal y
President Roosevelt had a perfectly cork
ing time with a publisher the other day.
Tho publisher agreed to pay $100,' 00 for the
president's written story of l.ls two years'
hunting experiences In Africa.
The female statistician has figured that
there are exactly 1,294,50 bachelors In the
I'nlted States or, at least, there were at
the time the figures were compiled. It Is
only during leap year that such sad and
melancholy facts come to light.
Governor Regis H. Post has returned
to .Ban Juan, Porto Rloo, after a two
months' absence. He states that he dis
cussed with bnnkeers In New York the
question of issuing bonds to carry out
tiie irrigation plans In Purio Rico, and
that he probably will call an extra ses
sion of the legislature to enact the neces
sary laws to make the loans.
Mrs. William E. Corey, wife of the presl-
dent of the United States Steel corpora
tion, has announced her plans for ti.e is
tabllshment of an American ' opvra house
In Paris, at which only American artists
would appear. Mrs. C.orcy Intends to make
this Franco-American theater the ceniral
feature of a school of operatic art, where
poor students, boys and girls, from Amer
ica may study under the best foreign
masters. The chief director will be Jean de
Among the facts ascertained at the recent
meeting of governors which may appear In
the next census tabulation on gubernatorial
whiskers came to light and it Is this: Gov
ernor Hughes Is the only governor in the
United States with dark whiskers. Gov
ernor Harris of Ohio, Governor Dawson of
West Virginia and Governor Brooks of
Wyoming have what pass for beards, but
they are all off color; gray, streaked and
craggly nothing a constituency would
care to swear by.
BRYAN AND COMMON ESK.
"Nomination of a "tamp Speech for
Colonel Henry Watterson tells us that the
common sense of the country will elect
Colonel William J. Bryan, president of tha
United States, which, we take to be a re
flection on common sense. In the consensus
It is held that when Colonel Bryan Is chosen
president It will be the triumph of the
hysteria of the country. Indeed, If In the
courts of absurdity. Colonel Lryan were
Indicted for tho offense of practicing com
mon sense, he could succesfully plead an
alibi, and establish It by the asseverations
of Colonel Watterson, numerously, emphati
cally and dogmatically given In all the
years 1896-1918, both inclusive.
Nobody ought to know better than Colonel
Watterson that the triumph of his favorite
at Denver will be this, and nothing but
this: The nomination of a stump speech for
president. What has he ever said that will
live, except his borrowed figure of the cross
of gold and crown of thorns that tha event
made asinine? What has he advanced to
challenge the common sense of the country,
except a batch of nonsense?
Government ownership? He ran away
from It; but his party will have to tote
It If he be the nominee. Initiative and refer
endum? He couldn't qarry Mississippi on
that with William K. Chandler the oppos
ing candidate. The more vigorous chase
of the octopus? The country demands and
will have rest from that.
Common sense wants common sense In
the White House, and common sense
knowns common sense when confronted
with it In the big road. Politically. Mr.
Bryan Is an agitator ready to adopt any
fad. He has fled from pillar to post In
chase of absurdities to spring on the peo
Colonel Watterson is a democrat, and
none knows better than he that the heart
and the soul, the mind and the strength,
of Jeffersonlan democracy Is the curtail
ment of governmental power at Washing
ton, and Colonel Watterson ought to know
that every aspiration of William J. Bryan
Is to augument that power.
Common sense, indeed!
PATHIOTISM THAT COPNTS.
Ilascle Calls for I'nlted Efforts la
Maklnsr Thlnas Better.
Editorial In Century Magazine.
The conference (of thn governors of the
states at the White House, May 13-15) took
on from time to time the aspect of a con
fessional. Not a single speaker took Issue
with the alarming facts presented in re
gard to every field of our national wealth.
Floods, erosion, change of climate, waste
of natural gas, diminution of sea food, and
the impairment of great scenic beauty,
were touched upon more lightly but not
less significantly. But If a pessimist might
have found In these statements occasion,
for complacency, the same could not bt
said of the cynic, who would hav(e ben
distressed by the unfailing response which
greeted every note of altruism. Tho deep
Impression of the peril was not more
marked than the conviction that a remedy
must speedily be found. The serious and
devoted spirit as of men administering a
solemn trust was Inspiring, and at times
electric In its manifestation. Dr. Edward
Everett Hale struck the keynote In the
passage which preceded his invocation,
and the fervor with which the whole
assembly Joined him in the Lord's Prayer
was most Impressive The patriotism of
making things better was the bugle-call
that aroused every one to enthusiasm,
whether It was sounded by Mr. John
Mitchell, setting forth the needs of stronger
safeguards for tho lives of miners, or by
Mr. Horace MacFarland in his plea for the
protection of beautiful scenery aa a val
uable, and the- most generally distributed,
natural asset of the country a form of
wealth to be left unimpaired to our chil
dren's children. It would not have sur
prised any on If the conference had
closed Its session with the singing of
"My County 'tis of Thi'
LINKS TO A SHIt.E.
"Toor man!" sold the kind lady. "Hon
did you go blind?"
"Well, mum," answered Tired Tresdwell
"de foist time dat 1 noticed It was when l
wss out lookln' for work." Chicago Record-Herald.
"He seems to be very strongly attached
to his nrw motor cur."
"He wasn't the last time I saw him on
the road. He whs about twenty feet above
it." Philadelphia Press.
Miss Runkerhlll Have you read Scott's
Miss Laker All but his "Emulsions." 1
have seen It advertised a nrfat many times
In Chicago, but I have never been abla to
get a copy. Judge.
"Why are you so persistently Inclined t
"Because," answered Senator florghum.
"people are never satisfied, and It is nett.i
to have them Hopeful about what you ar
aolnir to do thmi rilsumvitnteri In wbar vou
have Hlready done." Washington Star. J y 1
"You here. .Tames!" exclaimed the slum
worker, visiting the Jail.
"Yes'm.'" replied the new prisoner, who
was In for burglary.
"Well. well. I certainly am surprised."
"So was I, ma'am, or I wouldn't ba here."
Teacher (examining new boy) Henry do
you know anything of mathematics? How
do you extract the square root?
New Boy (from Kentucky) I never
done nothln' like that ma'am. You have to
use a corkscrew, don't you? Chicago
Stage Manager The girl that takes th
part of the sleeping beuujy In the show
can't go on tonight.
Business Manager Why not?
Stuge Manager She ate a Welsh rabbit
and she can't sleep! Yonker Statesman.
Knh'ker Are they a bridal couple?
Rocker No. By his devotlin I should
Judge she Is a cook he is taking out to
the suburbs. New York Sup,
T1I1J CHEERING MESSAGE.
Were you ever 'way down on your uppers.
With never a cent to spend,
Your prospects blue, your board overdue,
And nowhere to find a friend?
In a strange and pitiless city,
Have you come to tho end of your rope.
When out of the past came a letter, at last
With a message of love and hope?
I was all of those things I've writ of
Forgotten and down and out,
With never a dream of a gleam of a benn.
Of light to bo hopeful about, .-.e '
So I said, "What's the use? I ll end It!
One shot, and my pain Is still!"
Then the postman (Fate?) brought a not
from my mate
My old-time school chum, Bill!
One friend who hadn't forgotten!
One tie to the old earth yet!
My heart's blood leapt, where It long had
And the tears on my cheeks were wt, .
It was God who sent that letter
To stay the fatal shot.
One note of love, and we rise above
Our fate, and our woes are not!
"Dear Bob!" Ah. the same old nickname.
We were chums In the schoolboy days:
There's a sacred debt that I can't forget.
Though fortune has parted our ways.
"I hope that you're well and happy, fc
I was always vour friend am still;
Remember that ten that I lent you then?
Please settle-I need It. "B1UL."
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nrwl TnllFi kiiav V. u InolliHInu
i - nr TronMeri wl:h everv suit
an extra p"
orderfor the rrie of suit alone.
SUIT AND EXTRA TRDUSERS $25 to $45
There's little profit In It ror us. but i
cleans up the surplus stock and assures
to us your next order for fall garments.
Blue Serge Suit and Trousers $25
WILLIAM JERIIEMS' SONS
00-11 South 15th St.
Colgate Beat the
Colgate & Co. certainly "Out-Horod.4
Herod ' In prod icing a Transparent Oly
cerine Soap, so m-Hr In )uallty and appear
ance to a well known English brand, thai
thev themselves refuse to market mora of
it, believing it neiir in quality that it
might be called an Imitation.
fob-gate v Co. at once ord'r-d sold ALL
STOCK T HI THAN HALF TUB PRO
Potir'.D I'KIt'E. We wu fortunate
enoiig.'i to get nearly H carload of the Col
gate k Transparent Glycerine Hosp and sail
as fullou". as long as It lasts.
ONE CAKE o
.NK DOEN fAKEH tec
ONE Glto.S.S CAKErt bO
Tib is the llggext Soup alue ever offerei
In this city.
Sherman & McConnell Drug Co.
Corner PUh and Dodge Bis.
Owl Drug Go.
Corner 16th and Harney Bts.
For higher education of young women.
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president. ba4 for e I logos.
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