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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 22. lf03.
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STATEMENT OF CIItCULATION.
Biate of Nebraska, Douglas County, ss.t
George B. Tsschuck. treasurer of The
Bee Publishing company, being duly
sworn, snys that the actual number of
full and complete copies of The Dally,
Morning. Evening and Sunday Bee printed
during tha month of July, 10, was aa
1 3S.7BO IT 36,400
1 35,740 -IS -80
35,710 II 30,000
4 30,100 tO.... 30,400
1 38,800 II..... S,SB0
30,400 !..., S0.8O0
t 35330 21 35,700
t 58,030 34 85,000
1 85,960 25..... 35,000
1(1 38,400 2t.-. 35,650
II...' 38,100 tT. 65,680
12 86,100 31 35,550
It 86,020 15.. 34.300
14 36,330 10 35.780
II 36,350 II 36,160
Lit s unsold and returned copies.. S.048
Net toUl 1,109,416
Dally average. , 88,788
GEORGE O. TZ3CHUCK,
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before me this 1st day of August, 1101.
(Seal.) ROBERT HUNTER,
when out or TOWK.
Sabserlaer leavlaaT tha city ln.
porarllr skoal ssft Tata m
nailed ta taeaa. Aaarcaa will ba
casastl aa attest aa rcaeata.
Only ten dayg until oysters are rlpo.
The hammock la getting ready for
Us last lap.
Mr. Bryan shows how difficult It la
for a free trader to travel incog.
The charter revision committee may
propose, but the legislature will dis
pose. "Has America a model city?" asks
a reader. Certainly, but It Is not
Southern yarn spinners are on a
strike,, while northern yarn spinners
are on the stump.
Brazil officials Insist that they have
good grounds for trying to negotiate
a heavy coffee loan.
As a maker of axle grease Mr. H la
gen need not look for the support of
the boarding housebote.
"There la no ulace like ChlcaenJ
eay8 the News of that city. Do not
hear any other place complaining. '
if Colonel Ouffey has congratulated
Mr. Bryan on bis speech of acceptance
both of them are keeping quiet about
According to a new city directory St.
Louis has 760,000 persons entitled to
the sympathy of the rest of the
Indian experts have decided what
sausage is made of, but they should
keep the truth from Dr. Wiley aa long
The democratic party might make
progress on the tariff question if it
paid more attention to markets and
lesa to maxims. , .
It is now claimed by scientists that
cheese was used in 350 B. C. Some
still on the market must have been left
over from that time.
"Joe Bristow speaks the Kansas
language," writes Walt Mason. Aside
from that, very little can be said
against Mr. Bristow.
"Fighting Bob" Evans has retired,
but there Is no certainty that be would
stay in retirement if there should be
any fighting to be done.
Contributions of SO cents to the
Bryan fund will be a little slow as long
as a clean straw hat can be bought for
only twice that amount.
The rapid return of prosperity is
predicted. In a case of that kind all
laws and ordinances fixing a maximum
speed limit will be suspended.
Our amlablQ democratic contem
porary, the' World-Herald, will now
proceed to take back all the mean
things it has maid about Governor
Johnson of Minnesota.
According to a carefully kept ledger
Omaha's "marrying preacher" has col
lected Just $10,000 for officiating at
1,688 wadding " carernonles. Talk
about monopolies and trusts!
Mr. Bryan is expressing do Joy over
the support of the Cincinnati Enquirer,
which aays he is getting weaker every
day, or of the New York Herald, which
Evan Mr., Bryan's moat serious blemish,
namely, that ba Is a demagogue of tha ex.
trenie typa, may not be after all a vary
bryas ti rne TARtrr qvistiux. .
The tariff question has been an is
sue between political partlos In this
country almost from the birth of the
tepubllc. It Is a question lent lug
room for honest difference of uplnloa
and on which much can be said on
both sides. We believe that even the
most partisan democrat, who has given
the subject careful study, will find
Mr. Bryan's latent tariff speech halt,
lame and blind. Instead of elucidat
ing the opposing attitudes of the two
great political parties in their tariff
plank", he simply adds confusion and
Invites criticism of his own views.
In the first place, while essentially
a free trader, Mr. Bryan trlea to dla
eulse himself as the advocate of "tariff
reform" and as proposing a "tariff
for revenue" In order not to antago
nize the American working man, who
has time and again rejected free trade.
Notwithstanding his efforts to rover
np his free' trade Ideas, they slip
through here and there. In one place,
for example, he says:
As a tariff law Interferes with the natural
laws of trade, one who proposes a protec
tive tariff takes upon himself the burden
of proof to show, etc. .
Of course, if a tariff law "Inter
feres with the natural laws of trade,"
It can make no difference .what kind of
a tariff law It may be, and the same
burden of proof would rest upon the
advocate of a revenue tariff as qpon
the advocate of a protective tariff.
Mr. Bryan's idea is that free trade is
the edict of natural law and that tfio
least possible Interference with trade
is evidence of the best government.
His ideal is free trade and his revenue
tariff merely a half-way statiou.
Mr. Bryan distinguishes between the
positions of the two great parties on
the subject of the tariff as follows:
The democratic party regards a tarirt
law aa a revenue law, the protection It
gives being Incidental: the republican
party regards the tariff law aa formed
primarily for protection the revenue being
Accepting this definition for the
sake of argument, where dobs it leave
Mr. Bryan and his party? Only four
years ago in their national platform
the democrats declared, "We de
nounce protection as a robbery of the
many to enrich the few."
If nrotectlon is robbery, it is rob
bery no matter whether much or lit
tle is stolen, and Mr. Bryan's "tariff
for revenue with incidental protection"
would be at best petit larceny instead
of grand larceny. The overwhelming
repudiation of the democratic candi
date and platform in 1904 registered
the refusal of the people to bellove
that a tariff for protection Is robbery,
and the people 8urely do not regard
It aa robbery now any more than they
did four years ago.
The reference to putting wood pulp
and lumber on the free list declares
It "abaurd" to complain of tbe exhaus
tion of our forests while we encourage
their destruction by a tariff on prod
ucts of-foreign foreats. Why la it not
eaually absurd to try to save our for
ests by eating up tbe 'forests of other
nations who have Just as much right
to want to conserve their forests ns
we have to conserve ours? There may
be good reasons for reducing or abol
ishing the wood pulp duties, but hardly
the selfish desire to better ourselves
at the expense of our neighbors.
In another place Mr. Bryan under
takes -to deny that wages are higher
here than abroad and that the wage
worker will be injured by free com
petition with low-priced foreign labor.
Everv trades union in the country is
built up on the principle of mutual
protection and the same principle of
protection again bushwhacking com
petition at home applies to protection
against the low wages of foreign
laborers forced to be content with a
much Inferior standard of living. No
amount of argument will convtnee the
American laborer that he Ib not better
off than the European wageworker
and entitled to the benefit of a pro
tective tariff to help him maintain his
The worst part of Mr. Bryan's tariff
program lies in his proposal to reduce
the tariff schedule, gradually and by
degrees. If a man Is to have hla leg
amputated he may console himself by
knowing-that It-will soon be over, but
if the surgeon proposes to cut it tff
an inch at a time, once a month, Jie
would rightfully despair. Mr. Bryan
proposes to put. the industries of the
country on the operating table nnd
subject them to a surgical amputation
every few months. That the patient
would never get well under this treat
ment needs Oo demonstration.
All through his speech Mr. Bryan is
equally unfortunate. He emphasizes
the necessity of democrats securing
control of both house and senate end
then proceeds to speculate on what
mlnht haDDen "If-the republicans re
tain control of part of the legislative
machinery." This exposes the hollow
nesa of the whole democratic mock
performance, promising something
they know they cannot deliver, but
asking to be permitted to inflict irrep
arable damage upon all industries of
the country by . holding over them a
threat of annihilation continuously
for the next four years..
AS TO VKPVTIK&
HASTINGS, Neb., Aug. 1ft, 1908. To tha
Editor of Tha Bee: Don't you think this
deputy business ought to be more fully dis
cussed before the primary election? We
have only three places on our 'republican
state ticket for which tha present Incum
bent la not a candidate for re-election and
tor each of those plaoes we have ona or
more deputies In the race. Do you think It,
Is a good plan to fill a ticket up with depu
ties? I wish Tha Bea would say something
on this subject. REPUBLICAN.
What our correspondent calls "this
deputy business" presents a ticklish
proposition. The objection to the
nomination of deputies Is not so much
In the practice as In overdoing It. If
th deputy in each office were to be
regularly made tbe successor of his
chief at tbe expiration of the letter's
time we would have an endless chain
which would never let the nomination
get outside of the office. We would,
furthermore, be establishing a sort of
political dynasty by which each office
holder would choose his own successor,
leaving to the rank and file of the
party only the privilege of ratification.
The necessity of leaving the door open,
at least occasionally, to an outsider
who gets his credentials direct rather
than by appointment of the outgoing
officer la self-evident.
At the same time the mere fact
that a man has been serving aa a dep
uty in a state office should not disqual
ify him from aspiring to further pub
lic favor. Promotion to the head posi
tion is a legitimate aspiration for the
subordinate and constitutes the only
reward of faithful and efficient service
which can be bestowed upon him by
the people he serves. A good deputy
has a right to ask to be considered
when his chief vacates and It follfcws
that a bad deputy has no right to ex
pect consideration under any circum
stances. In our Judgment it comes down to
this, that the fact that a candidate is a
deputy does not establish his claim
conclusively, nor does it of Itself bar
him out. He should stand on his own
merits absolutely in each individual
case. The best way to pass on that
question, It seems to us, would be to
ask whether the candidate would have
been seriously considered had he never
been a deputy.
ALMOST OUT OF THE WOODX.
The financial, commercial and in
dustrial Interests that have been lean
ing hard upon the crop prospects as
the main leverage for the uplift of
business, which has been below nor
mal for some months, may straighten
up and take a long breath. There is,
of course, always an element of uncer
tainty in the crop yield, but, with the
end of August but a few days away,
most of the risks have been passed and
the outlook Is now most assuring for
one of the greatest crops in the coun
The time for worry or anxiety about
tbe wheat crop has passed. The win
ter wheat crop has been practically
harvested and will reach the promised
total of 425,000,000 bushels. The
spring wheat crop, the harvesting of
which is in progress in Minnesota, the
Dakotas and in Canada, is in fine con
dition," with a yield about up to the
average of the ten-year period, which
will bring the total wheat production
of thla country for the year up to
700,000,000 bushels. The only ele
ment of risk to this crop Is the danger
of excessive rains during the thresh
Cotton conditions come next in the
point of uncertainty in the yield.
Prospects are for a yield of about 14,
000,000 bales, well above the ten-year
average, and reports show the cotton
to be in splendid condition. It will
be ready for the picking within three
weeks and is in danger only from
storms, which often rage in the cotton
belt country at this season of the
year, when the cotton bolls are open
and easily ruined.
With an Indicated yield of 2,716,
000,000 bushels, the corn crop
promises to be the largest in the
history of the country, with the
exception of the bumper year
of 1906, and all conditions are now
most favorable for the maturing of the
crop. The earing process has devel
oped well into the milky period and
the rains of the last ten days, cover
ing the entire corn belt, has removed
practically all danger of the shriveling
effects of dry weather. An early frost
of the blighting variety is about the
only element of danger to the corn
Tbe conditions that have assured
a bumper corn crop have also made
certain a hay and forage crop that
will be of great value to the farmers
and stock growers, in furnishing food.
for the cattle without making a too
heavy drain on the corn yield, which,
even as large as it promises to be,
will command a price that will prevent
its liberal use for (eedlng purposes.
While some elements of uncertainty
still remain, all chances are that the
cropa will be unusually large, and that
will be cause sufficient for a general
revival in all lines of commercial and
'CURE FOR THE LAWS D F.LAI,
Going well with Mr. Taft's demand
for greater expedition in the adminis
tration of justice Is the recommenda
tion to be 'made by the committee of
the American Bar association to stop
the interjection of purely technical
points to defeat the ends of substan
At its approaching meeting two
special committees will report on sub
jects previously assigned to them.
One will deal with plans for a revlsiou
of the code of legal ethics, the report
of which was made public a few weeks
ago. The other committee's report,
Just given out, deala with the granting
of appeala on purely technical points.
Thla committee follows very closely
along the lines suggested by Mr. Taft
In his recent address to the Virginia
Bar association. It expresses the be
lief that the one evil which Beema the
most serious is the tendency of many
jurisdictions to dispose of appeals or
writs of error, both In civil and crimi
nal cases, upon technical grounds
rather than upon their merits. Thii,
It Is asserted, has become nothing lesa
than a national scandal, with the evil
exemplified in practically every great
criminal case, and to but little letter
degree In civil eases, where wealth and
social Influence belongs to the defend
ant party. Rules of procedure, de
signed to protect the innocent, have
become an all too certain refute for
To remedy the abuse, the commit
tee recommends that no writ of irror
returnable in criminal cases to the su
preme court bo allowed unless the
Justice at that court shall certify that
there la cause to believe that the de
fendant was unjustly convicted. The
committee proposes this remedy to pre
vent the granting of appeals based
upon' mere technicalities and upon er
rors of trial Judges in trifling points bf
procedure and the like which do not
affect the question of guilt or Innocence.
Mr. Taft made a similar recom
mendation In his address but he went
further and asked for changes which
would expedite the disposition of civil
cases, In which the amount involved la
small. The committee of the Bar as
sociation confines its recommendations
to criminal cases, but the adoption of
the reform in that respect would be
certain to exert a wholesome influence
in correcting other abuses of court
procedure. Any proposition to end
delays and reduce the cost of litiga
tion is worthy of the favorable con
sideration of the American Bar asso
ciation. The victimizing of "Billy" Thomp
son by pickpockets at the Bryan noti
fication may leave him the solace of
feeling that it was a nonpartisan af
fair, but no such balrh can be thrown
over the bunco game played on film at
the last democratic state convention.
In which he was robbed of the honor
that belonged to him of going to the
Denver convention as delegate-at-large.
After denouncing Governor Johnson
as a corporation tool, Mr. Bryan sends
a message to him assuring him that he
will do all he can to help him win out
for re-election. The implied, but not
expressed, condition Is that Governor
Johnson do all he can to help Mr.
Bryan win out for president. Any
way to win.
The average number of inmates in
the Douglas county Jail is about ninety.
The law to stop the jail-feeding graft
put through the last legislature by the
efforts of The Bee Is saving the tax
payers of this county almost half of
what they previously paid for boarding
Us prisoners. I
The Cincinnati Enquirer, which
started out as a Bryan supporter, ad
mits that it does not look "so favora
ble for Bryan In the west as it did a
month ago. or a fornighl ago, or a
week ago." Correct, and it is getting
more that way every day.
The Nebraska State Food commis
sion Is now said td be devoting its at
tention to the egga sold at the corner
crocery. The food inspectors may as
well realize now as later that there are
some things that , will not bear too
close examination.',,,, '.
Pity the poor .candidate seeking pri
mary nomination who is being made
the target for questions hurled at dim
from all sides and finds It absolutely
impossible to answer all of them as
the questieners would, have .him
State pride seems to cut no figure
with Mr. Bryan. He is chasing around
the country in total disregard of the
fellnes of the people of Lincoln, who
are thus seeing their best business as
set getting away from them.
That trick mule presented to Mr.
Bryan has already been put out of
commission. If there are any tricks
to be played In the present campaign
"Brother-ln-Law Tom" will play tnem
Referring Just once more to the
name proposition, Mr. Peeler has
joined with Mr. Onion and Mr. Gar
lick of Texas In a tender of services to
the national democratic committee.
Although Edgar Howard will not be
allowed to put $2,000 of Stephens
money into the democratic campaign
contribution box. he 16 sure he should
have credit for It Just the same.
Mr. Bryanshaveg himself and Mr.
Taft patronizes union barbers only,
j Worth Kern apparently finds It
easier to raise whiskers than it is to
raise the price of a shave
Sympathy In tbe Hams case will go
to the gallant old general, who has
twice been afflicted with a great sor
row. through the murderous mania of
his sons. '
It'a Haaavlnar Wall.
Mr. Thomas W. Lawson Is one man who
has never questioned In the slightest the
accuracy of the ancient proverb, "A sucker
Is born every minute."
After Jim "' Back.
Bunny Jim's lUtle ray of warmth on the
campaign did not melt the Ire. We are
now waiting for- great wave of caloric
from the neighborhood of John Worth
Kern and his whiskers.
. Did Ha -Notlee ltf
St. Louis Globe Democrat.
Mr. Brysn seems to have th notion that
the American people ceased to rulu when
he was defeated. Does he think the 800.(00
plurality against him a proof of popular
Indoclslun, confusion or corruption?
What Wa Arc, bar ta Mlaa.
It Is hardly partible that Mr. Chafln ex
pects to have an opportunity to institute
all those reforms, but be is none the less
eager to keep the plain people Informed
as to what they are misblng by their pj.
, Chicago News.
Owing to a curious oversight both polit
ical parties neglected to notify their vlca
presidential candidates when they were
handing tha news to tha top-llners. .Ihty
might have aaved much railroad fare If
they only hud thought.
OTIIEfl l..M TH.4 OIRS.
hile King Edward is e;iJvln al
rlenbad a Season of nut after hi arriu-
is task as peace envoy to Emperors Wll-
m and r rands Jo, ph. his majesty a rep
sentatives at home nut out as a feeler a
marksble "peace proposal." It Is sn-
'Unred that the government Is seriously
nsldrrfng a proposal to procure a loan of
If a billion dollars with which to finance
naval program designed lo Insure for
ra to cdme the two-nation supremacy
Great Britain. Comlna- on the heel of
rd Cromer's warnlna that EnalaiM
hould prepare for the coming conflict
men he predicted would occur In five
irs, me suggested program Is a response
home fears and a defl to outsiders. The
'bt of the fnlted Kingdom. In round flu.
res. Is t3,839,ono.ow, and the proposed addt-
m will send the total a substantial dla-
over the four billion mark. If Oer-
any Intends to keep the pace It must
veil fivefold the I1O0.0U0.000 asslaned for a
ree-year naval prosram. The rlvalrv for
sea power la proceeding at a pace calcu
latid to make peace conferences contribute
uie gaiety of the world.
The sturdy burghers of Holland are In a
le or joyous expectancy which the rude
capers of the president of Venemela do not
seriously mar. Official announcement has
been made that a royal stork Is winging Its
flight to the palace of the flueen. and the
tary recentlon Will bn held there In
a time. More significance Is attached to
visit than Is usual In such cases. Po
litical considerations make the slork's call
peculiarly welcome, as It will banish for the
oment, If not permanently, the fear that
i historic house of Orange would cease
be for lack of an heir, and prevent the
!lon becoming: a mere nrnvlme nt th
German empire. A direct heir forestalls in
trigue and preserves the nation's Integrity.
Among the remarkable developments of
bloodless revolution In Turkev Is the
growth of the newspaper press in Constan
tinople. Vnder the old regime four dally
newspapers, properly censored, served up
all the news the authorities thought the
people could safely assimilate. Now there
are forty dailies In the capital, several of
them Issuing two or more edlWona a day.
and as we remark In this country, tha re
turns are not all In. The contrast between
the new and the old way of printing- the
news Is as striking as the Increase In num
ber. Formerly they were not allowed to
print the news. Now everything goes. The
ten-fold Increase In the business In so short
a time Indicates that the Turks are waking
up from a long- sleep and taking notice.
The extent to which the tide of public
sentiment has turned against the dominant
liberal party of Great Britain since lis
sweeping victory in January, 19U6, Is strik
ingly shown by a summary of the results
of by-electlona. Sixty-nine of these elec
tions have been held In two and a half
years. In twenty-eight constituencies the
liberals had no contestants. Forty-one were
contested, and out of that number the lib
erals lost eight seals to the unionists, four
seats to the laborltes and one seat to the
socialists. The liberals gained one aeat from
the laborltes, ja faction of the party, but
did not score a single victory over the
unionists, whereas the latter scored a net
gain of eight seats. In these constituencies
the liberal vote fell away 3J.B07 and the
unionist vote Increased 20,389. In some
quarters the figures are considered proof of
the drift from free trade to protection, but
they are far from conclusive, as many local
Issues were Involved.
According to a London letter from Con
stantinople the man who brought liberty
to Turkey is Ismail Klamll Pasha. 6J years
of age, an Albanian by birth. Chrlatlan by
origin and Moslem by conviction. Klamll
served In various minor positions of the
diplomatic corps of th empire In years
past, but did not gain distinction as a
loyal servant. Some nine years ago his
conduct aroused suspicion, and he was
slated to become one of Turkey's numerous
"mysterious disappearances." To accom
plish his taking off In the usual sultanlc
way, Klumll was appointed governor of
Tripoli. But he managed to eludo the
watchful secret police In making his
preparations for the Journey to Tripoli, and
with the aid of British marines was rowed
to a British guardship, from which he took
passu ge to London. If this story of British
assistance Is true, and Klamll's Influence
continues, not the least Interesting feature
of the change will be the decline of German
Influence at Constantinople.
The Anthony Comstocks of Germany are
prosecuting an energetic campaign against
the plague ojf debasing literature which Is
spreading over the country. Greedy book
makers and persistent hawkers of porno
graphic pamphlets, to whom the mark Is
preferable to morals, have opened flood
gates of moral Infection more dangerous
to national well-being than a foreign war.
The Durer union, organised to check and
eventually suppress the Insidious yellow
plague, reports 30,000 peddlers have dis
posed of 760.000,000 copies of dr-generate
stories In a Bingle year, constituting a
stream of moral poison, which years of
effort will not wholly eradicate. It is not
confined to the lower classes. The upper
classes supply exampla of moral de
generacy that smell to heaven, such as the
Eulenberg case recently aired in court.
The openness of depravity Jn the higher
and lower levels of life forms a topic for
discussion In current periodicals. S.dney
Brooke, tha London correspondent of
Harper's Weekly, ascribes the symptoms of
moral decay to the materialistic spirit de
veloped by the Industrial progress of the
empire. "Unity, prosperity, and imperial
ism," he says, "have wrought a deep and
visible change In the character and social
outlook of the German people. Porno
graphic literaturs of the most revolting
and debasing quality la becoming a greater
evil In Germany than it ever was In
France.. The marriage age among the
higher classes grows later and later. The
number of unmarried women of a mar
riageable age estimated at considerably
over 2.0O0,UJu-and the great Increase In
divorces emphasise, a growing social and
moral unsoundness; and tho many scandals
of recent years umong the aristocracy,
which Is always and In all countries the
first clas to show the taint of corruption,
point to an unmistakable lowering of the
standards of national murals.
Heialatacvnc af a Kaork.
New York Tribune.
The cruiser Baltimore, now arrived at
the venerable age of 20 years, Is to be con
verted Into a transport ship for marines.
Meantime the famous little Dolphin, tour
years older, after being condemned for
"structural weakness" by the very ad
ministration which built the Baltimore
with, the ad.nlrsl of the navy abroad, as
stanch and seaworthy a vessel as there Is
afloat, and with a record of costing less
for repairs and being out of commission
less than almost any oter vessel on th
whole navy list. It might be well for con
gress to enact that all vessels built for our
navy shall be constructed with the same
"structural weakness" that was charged
against John Roach's Dolphin.
Tha Comlnar Scooter.
Don't plunge In and buy a crude and
Inferior airship. Walt for Mr. Edlsou's
helicopter. He's probably going to run It
with that same storage battery that you
are still waiting for.
THE MUTUAL LIFE INSUR
ANCE CO. OF NEW YORK
whose offices for many years h;tve been located In the First
National Bank Building, have born removed to the
and are temporarily located at rooms 514 nnd 51G, until more
commodious quarters can be secured in the last named building.
Present and prospective policyholders will be welcomed and
given full Information regarding their present policies aud
others they may contemplate purchasing.
WATTE II SQUIER, Manager
John W. Kern, the patriarch of tha
bunch. Is the only candidate awaiting the
"Yes, Ohio Is a doubtful state this year."
declares the Toledo Blade. "No one can
tell whether Taft's plurality will be 101.000
The Cincinnati Knqulrer maintains a
straight editorial poise on the political
fence, but the news headlinera Is working
heavy guns on both sides.
"Flngy" Connors predicts Bryan wilt
carry New York stste by 76.000. The Buf
falo prophet eclipses the best efforts of
the late Jim Jones of Arkansas.
The democratic national committee la
floundering In money. A balance of $41,00)
of the Denver convention fund has been
turned Into the treasury. Just like find
Colonel John C. Kern, a wheel-horse of
Missouri republicanism, has Jumped Into
the political arena as a candidate for
Inlted Slates senator to succeeed Gum
shoe Bill Stone. I
Announcement has not 'yet been made of
the extent of Colonel Wetmore's contribu
tion to the 108 campaign Tu'id of the demo
cratic party. Strong efforts are being
made to hold him within the $10,000 limit.
The "Showmes" of the democratic party
In Missouri showed 'em to a show down
at Kansas City by voting several thousand
dead men at the late primaries. For sani
tary reasons, doubtless, i. local Judge re
fused to order the open!! g of the ballot
The first thing that Colonel Watterson.
as chief of the democratic literary bureau,
does la to send oQt the Illuminating Intel
ligence that there Is not a single newspaper
In New York City giving- Bryan cordial
support. The loyalty of tha World is re
garded with suspicion.
A remarkable "straw" vote, favoring the
candlcacy of Mr. Taft, Is furnished by the
Potts family of Mishawaka, Ind. William
Potts of that place, his three brothers, nine
sons and seventeen nephews (thirty men),
will all vote for the republican party's
nominee. It Is believed that thla beats the
record for the number of votes In a single
RESPONSE TO MACEDONIAN CRY
Candidate Bryan and tha Great Dollar
The suggestion of a "popular dollar"
campaign fund, made early In the Bryan
campaign and quickly followed by a
Macedonian cry for more dollars, has not
met with the success so brilliant an Idea
seemed to warrant.-
It waa a great thought. At once Mr.
Bryan, not to mention Chairman Mack,
saw the dollars pouring In. So many demo
cratic votes, so many dollars. Let others
strike the plutocrats, the corporations, the
trusts, if they would. A million democrats,
11,000,000. Three million democrats, $3,000,000.
Even the left-over Parker fund was a
bauble In comparison.
But somehow the dollars did not pour.
The sturdy follower of Bryanlsm, to whom
a dollar waa presumably the merest In
dication of good feeling, declined, forgot
or neglected to part with It. Not that ho
may have loved Bryan the less, but evi
dently he loved a dollar more a fine, sound
American dollar, worth 100 cents and a
good thing to carry In one's purse or
It had been urged that this was to be
a campaign of cheerful and honest con
tribution, a poor man's campaign, a cam
paign of love and $1 contributions, defying
the bloated corporations and appealing to
the poor but patriotic wage earner. And
from this desirable and Influential source
the expectant Mr. Bryan already saw the
dollars leaping on their frolicsome wsy to
the democratic treasury.
Mr. Bryan was not altogether wrong.
This Is Indeed a campaign of the poor and
Intelligent wage earner. It is a campaign
In which the dollar-a-day man is vitally
Interested. But if results and indications
speak with any accuracy It Is nut, and li
not going to be, a campaign where the man
with the dollar Is prepared to lavish It In
furtherance of Mr. Bryan's aspirations. His
eyes are not set steadfastly In that di
rection. Ninety-six dollar men have responded
to the suggestion and the Macedonian cry
In Nebraska. Another great Idea gone
wrong. Another experiment In sounding
human nature miscalculated. Mr. Bryan
appears to have made a mistake in figur
ing out the component parts of his following.
THE PESSIMIST What a waste of power.
THE OPTIMIST Anything to raise th wind.
Raising the Wind
Here's an example of our mld-sunuuer price revisions:
Any Straw Hat In the bouse '50
Children's Wash Suits at half price.
13.00 and $3.60 Negligee Shirts uow 2 25
12.00 and $2.60 Negligee Shirts now .l!G5
$1.(0 Negligee Shirt now Sl!l5
All our light weight clothing 20 Off.
B. S. WILCOX, Manager.
i.4t ;iilo nts.
The Hat Lining looked down with dis
dain on the fnder Waist.
."You're not In It with me In this show."
said the former, proudly. "1 am a head
liner." Baltimore American.
"When these aeronauts fly through tha
air. who's going to arrest 'em for speed
ing?" "I suppose they'll call out ths sparrow
cops." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Slocum Curious fad that Boxley, the
base ball pitcher, has taken up, ian't It?
He's hulkllng an airship.
Gofast No; It's perfectly natural. . Ha
thinks li.- can make one that will describe
a shorter curve than anybody else's ma
chine. Philadelphia Press. , i-
"So. my son," ssld tba unemotional cltl
sen. "you are going to be a reformer"
"Yes, sir." ,
"Well, I haven't any objections aj long
as you are not one of the kind who, hav
ing dyspepsia themselves, want to forbid
everybody else the use of pie." Washing
Esmeralda The spiteful thing! flhe aays
I artfully conceal my age.
Gwendolen How unjust! You dnft't con
ceal 11 a bit, you know. Chicago Tribune.
"How It Is that Mrs. Roblftann managed
to got rid of shopping - for her country
"She used to send out her second daugh
ter to match things, and the girl Is hope
lessly color blind." Baltimore American.
"And haven't you ever taken' a rlda In
an automobile?" asked the hn wlt) the
new machine, pityingly.
"No," replied the plain person, "but
I fell out of a third-story window once."
The Doctor-I expected to go out of town
next Saturday, as usual, to spend Sunday
with my family In the country, but profes
sional duties forbid. The fates are against
The Professor The fates are to blame,
are they? Well, Its nutural for a week
ender to come to a lame conclusion. Chi
A BIT OF A RIDDLE. ' , ' : ,
T. A. Daly In Catholic Standard.
Thrue fur you. Kitty Kane, as you said
but this minute.
Life's a quare kind o" rlddla, a plague
at the best;
Shure, I know of but wan complnsatlon
that's In It,
Jlsht wan thing that'a so sweet It makes
up fur the rest.
It begins wld a "y" an It ends wid
a "u" ,
You may pucker yer brow, that's as
much as I'M tell.
An', besides, dont ye see, 'tis but my point
You must work out your riddle o life
You must look fur your Joy In another
An' I beg- you to light In yer Innoclnt
Jlsht a spark o' sweet pity to aid th In-
Since the thing- is so 8.11,' ah't so
Irtm-lv ir Mom
It begins wld nn 'm" nn' It ends wld
Oh, It's little It merits your notice
Still there's good In It, too, though that
same may but be
A reflection of all that Is sweetest In
Och! the bothersome riddle! I wonder
We can make our luck bettlier If -we
Falx. I think if we'd Jlsht put our two
We could spell In wan word all your Joy
dear, am" mine.
It begins wld a "u" an' it anda wld
an "s." .
There's the sum o' my Joy an' the
sum o' yer own!
Och! the riddle o' life's so dlathresslR'
Nayther wan of ua, dear, could have
solved It alone.
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Midwest Life of Lincoln has a greater
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securities than any' other company In the
J. II. Mockett. Jr., assistant superintend
dent of agents of The Midwest Life, Is a
candidate for tha nomination aa on of th
State Senators far Lancaster County at
the Republican Primary to be held Sep
tember first. Mr. Mockett has served on
term as State Senator and two terms as
State Representative, the last Una belrjg
Speaker of the House.
The Midwest Life Issues policies on sound
lives In amount from one thousand to ten
thousand dollars at all ages from li to (0,
except that twenty-five hundred dollars
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under 18 years of age, or l a woman, or
the kind of Insurance applied for Is a Flv
or Ten-Year Renewable Term Policy.
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