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THE -OMAHA DAILY BEK: TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 1.
Tiik Omaha Daily Bel
PJLNDKI) RT CIIWAHU ROSKWATER.
VICTOR ROSKWATEI?. EDITOR.
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of JJebraska. Douglas County, a
George B. Tsschuck. trea-surcr of The
Bee Publishing company, being duly
worn. . aya that the actual number of
full and complete copies of The Dally,
Morning. Evening and Hunday Bee printed
during the month of August, 1908, was as
1 98,130 17 38,480
2 S5.S30 IX 38,110
1 35.880 1 88,070
4.' 38,840 .. 38,890
1 38,780 21 38,860
38,780 23 38,070
7 -88,800 2.1 38,400
t .' 38.470 24..., 38,860
,... 88.700 18. 1... 39,840
10 .'. 38,830 : 48,140
II 38.410 27 38,010
II 38.010 20 38,880
IS 35,920 29 38,450
14 38,070 - 80.i.. 35,500
IS 35.870 31 38,130
Legs unsold and returned copies. . 11,848
Net total 1,108,464
Dally average ; ; ...... , . J ...... 35,858
GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK.
Pubecrlbed in my presence and sworn to
before me this 1st day of September, 1J0U.
(Seal.) ROBERT HUNTER.
WBE.1 ovt or Town.
Sabserikers leavlaat tka cits- faa.
aararlly aaaa! hara The
aaalled ta tkeaa. A dares will k
thaaged mm attea aa rea.aeste4.
Enter the Kali guy.
No amount ot heat developed by the
campaign will lessen the coal bill.
It is not too early to buy the school
shoes for the children.
Indications are also favorable for
bumper crop of foot ball hair.
Mr. Bryan Is said . to have been
pleased with the Kernel's remarks.
Notice how the distance between
America and Australia has shrunk?
Only a few more days in which to
buy a straw hat ot the 1908 style.
District Attorney Jerome does not
look any fetter in his coat of white
wash. ,v .
The Merry Widow hat may corne in
handy a- a- substitute for the storm
door, i ' ; ' ' ' v -' '
Venezuelan revolutionists declare
that Castro must go.' He has been
A New York man received 13,000
volts of electricity without injury.
Must be a politician.
The husband of Mtb. Chadwick has
been declared bankrupt, in spite of the
abundance of Chadwick money.
A Maryland farmer went blind while
chasing a pig. Other folks get into
difficulty by chasing blind pigs.
King Edward is taking the rest cure.
This business of trailing over Europe
and kissing monarchs must be exhaust-
Sir Thomas Upton says he Is cer
tain to win the American cup some
time. Anyway, ' he is no doubting
Castro says ha does not know wha
the Monroe doctrine means. He 1
scheduled to And out unless he mendis
If tb state fair about to open at
Lincoln is a true reflex of agricultural
conditions in Nebraska it will surely be
Congressman Sulzer has carried New
York for Bryan by 100,000. Sulzer
always effervesces that way during the
A New York dispatch says that
"Tammany is for Bryan in dead earn
est." j Tammany has always been for
Bryan that way.
An Illinois man has been arrested
becauM h has a mania for noise. He
should be sentenced to attend all of
the campaign rallies.
More ' property haa been destroyed
by fire In Turkey than in any other
country except the I'nlted Statea,
which holds the record.'
"Is the drummer pabaing?" asks the
Wall Street Journal. Not by a long
shot. He makes his regular calls and
is doing a rushing business.
A Missouri , man boasts a beard
eleven feet In length. It is not ex
plained how they failed to nominate
him for vie president at Denver.
Note that our amiable contemporary
.labels the objectionable candidate for
presidential elector "not for Bryan."
The only surprising thing is that it dfd
not label him "not a democrat."
nnurrn ttr.riL4.fDs last message.
The American people have Just re
ceived their last message from the late
Grover Cleveland, and it is a message
aa significant as any which tie ever
sent to them as president of the United
This message is a cordial endorse
ment of the high qualifications of
William Howard Taft for the chief ex
ecutive office of the nation and a
prediction of republican success in the
coming presidential election. The
message, which haa now been given to
the public, was written by ,Mr. Cleve
land Just before his death as one of
three articles on the political cam
paign of 1908. which he had planned
writing, but of which he completed
only the first.
Mr. Cleveland's tribute to Mr. Taft.
aside from the weight it must carry
because of its source, should command
general attention. He says:
Personally ai.d officially, I have had the
opportunity of knowing many things con
cerning Mr. Taft that were not a matter
of general knowledge, and with a keen In-,
terest I have watched his large share
In the conduct of our national affairs in
very recent years. His excellence as a
federal Judge In Cincinnati Is something
not to be underestimated or overempha
sised, for should he come to the presidential
chair the quatlties which made him a Judge
of high ability, which I know him to have
been, will be the most needful to him as
president of the United States, liis high
ideals of honesty and of relative justice,
Ms great capacity for severe labor, and his
humorous wisdom In th face of the serious
problems are attributes, equally valuable
snd commendatory to a people seeking him
In whom they may repose the trust of their
collective inteiests while they turn their
Increased attention to their pressing in
Mr. Cleveland goes on to say that
for the great problems Involved in our
handling of our far eastern posses
sions and in the completion of the
Panama canal, Mi. Taft is possessed
of the knowledge requisite to deal wltU
them "as is no -.other man In the
Such an endorsement as this ought
to count for something with an em
ployer seeking the right man for a
difficult task. The American people
are in the position of seeking a public
servant to perform for them for the
next four years the onerous duties im
posed on the official head of a nation
of 80,000,000 people. They will make
no mistake In recognizing the testi
monial to Mr. Taft given by Mr. Cleve
land and casting their votes at the
November election for the republican
today's prim art.
Today's primary will be held under
Nebraska's new state-wide primary
law. It Is the second trial of
that law throughout the state, al
though here in Douglas county it hat
been practically operative for four
years. A detailed explanation of the
law is, therefore, unnecessary, but for
the benefit of newcomers and new vot
ers it is worth while to set forth again
the salient features. r
The Nebraska law provides a closed"
primary for the nomination of candi
dates by all political parties through
the same machinery as the regular
election. To participate In the pri
mary the voter must state his party
affiliation in order to receive a ballot
containing the names ot candidates
filed for that party. In cities where
registration is required the party affili
ation recorded by the last registration
is conclusive on this point, t In regis
tration cities, too, the voter may
at the same time register for the com
ing November election, but he should
remember that the mere voting at the
primary does not In itself constitute a
registration for the election. . The
primary vote is to be counted and can
vassed in precisely the same way as a
vote at regular elections and the cer
tificate of nomination on each ticket
for each office to be filled will go to
the candidates securing the highest
vote at the primary, whether a plural
ity or a majority.
The direct primary puta it up to the
voters of the respective parties to
make their own nomination. It ac
centuates and centers the responsibil
lty and takes away the possibility of
manipulation of convention delegates.
If every voter of every party would go
to the primary polls and do his full
duty the nominations would represent
the real choice of the rank and file of
the respective parties. The man who
neglects to vote at the primary will
have no right to complain of Its results.
PROGRESS AT PAKAMA.
No greater tribute could be paid to
the efficiency 'of the engineering corps
of the United States army than is
found In the report of Colonel Goe
thals indicating that the construction
of the Panama canal will be completed
in 1912. A dozen years ago engineers
In plenty declared that the successful
completion of the work was practically
impossible, and even after construction
had begun many experts Insisted that
the canal would not be ready for use in
less than twenty-five years. The
progress made since the army took
hold of the work has astounded the
engineers of the world and will be
gratifying to the public,
The report made by Colonel Goethale
not only shows the most rapid progress
In the work of construction, but con
tains the pleasing information that
American science has triumphed over
the baneful climatic conditions on the
isthmus until the canal zone is almost
a health resyrt. Where the death rate
was abnormally high when American;
took charge of the enterprise, it la now
remarkably low, furnishing a model
system for the prosecution of great en
terprisea in the tropics In the future.
The completed canal will be a monu
ment to. President Roosevelt. Undt"?
his forceful direction the construction
of it was gives an-Impetus and organ
lzation that has made the present re
port of progress possible: " It Is the
greatest unJertaking ot the kiud In the
world and President Roosevelt ha
pushed and hastened lis completion In
the face of the most discouraging conditions.
ntrousiziyo mr. trnn!
Many Americans more or less famil
iar with New York politics will be sur
prised to learn that the destinies of
the entire nation might have been
changed had "Boss" Croker not taken a
hand in political affairs in the empire
slate. The city of Dublin has discov
ered this fact and has paid Croker the
high compliment of making him an
Honorary Burgess, not, thank you, for
anything he has dons for Dublin, but
because everyone knows that Mr.
Croker has been a power in ruling the
destinies of America."
It is difficult to determine at long
range whether Mr. Croker haa been
playing a Joke on the city of Dublin or
whether that city Is trying to have a
little Joke at the expense of the Amer
ican people. Croker'8 part in "ruling
the destinies ot America" Is well
known on this side of the Atlantic. It
stands for bosslsm, corruption and
selfish corruption of the most dis
graceful pattern. If he haa had a
part in "ruling the destinies of Anier-
ca," It has been by the power, of ex
ample. Since he left the country
rather than answer the question,
Where did you get it?" the public
conscience has been aroused to the
point of eliminating the Crokers of
KUTS FOR THE LAWYERS.
If coming events cast their shadows
before, the Omaha Water board is pre
paring to supply more nuts for the law-
era. Through its semi-official mouth
piece the Water board announces that
as soon as it can get a full meeting
after the return of one of Its high
priced lawers from his annual Jaunt to
Europe, It will proceed to lay the foun
dation for another lawsuit by promul
gating anew the old. rate schedule
knocked out in the courts two years
The water company declares that It
does not recognize the right ot the city
to change existing rates while the com
pulsory purchase case remains" pending
in the courts. It goes without saying
that even if the city's rights were es
tablished the water company would ob-
ect to any reductions unless based
upon the valuation set by the board of
appraisers. The Old rates were based
on an estimated value of $3,500,000
and to uphold these rates the Water
board would have to establish their
reasonableness. Further than this tire
Water board's attorneys are on record
n an official opinion that the water
company after the expiration of the
twenty-five years on September 24 has
no right to occupy the streets at all
with its pipes or to serve water to its
patrons at any price whatever.
All this means plenty of points for
dispute between the lawyers hired by
the city and the lawyers hired by,, the
water company, and interminable court
costs and attorneys' fees, all paid by
the people of pmaha either in the form
of taxes or of water rates. It's nuts
for the lawyers. Is it any wonder that
the beneficiaries of this controversy on
both Bides want to keep up the fight
and oppose every suggestion for get
Colonel Bryan wH take no sides
openly for or against any of ihe three
candidates for the gubernatorial nomi
nation and to avoid suspicion has
taken himself out of the state without
even waiting to cast a vote at the pri
mary. While the balloting is going
on he will probably be making a
speech somewhere proclaiming the
duty of every good citizen to take an
interest in politics and to vote at pri
maries and elections.
It Is announced over the signatures
of the president and secretary of the
Jacksonian club that it is "against the
policy of this club to endorse any per
son prior to tne primaries." our
Jacksonian friends were not so scru
pulous about adhering to their policy
when they fixed up their slate for dele
gates to the Denver convention a few
Not a peep yet this year from our
democratic congressman-editor about
the postal savings bank which be
played up so strong In his previous
campaigns. The repudiation by Mr.
Bryan of the postal savings bank leaves
our democratic congressman nothing
to fall back on except free seed dis
Mr. Bryan says he is the heir to the
Roosevelt policies and the New York
World is supporting him because be is
opposed to everything that Roosevelt
advocates. That is about as nearly
as democrats of the different varieties
ever come to agreeing.
The Jacksonians indignantly deny
that they have made up any combina
tion to beat Mayor Jim and his friends.
The Jacksonian conspiracy may not
have taken shape as a formal resolu
tion, but the cards have been dealt
just the same.
Colonel Henry Wattersoa is support
ing Bryan with all his energies. His
editorial columns are now filled with
articles on ensilage, the cure of pip In
chicken, the ravages of the boll weevil
and denunciations of the "Night
If the "Jims" had only known in
time what was coming there would
have been competition for the con
greasional place on the democratic
ticket. . It Is a aafe bet that tbey won't
be caught napping that way again.
Ths local democratic organ prints a
sample democratic primary ballot
"with facts about earn man." Search
with a magnifying glass, however, dis
closes mighty few tacts. Ar the facts
thfy too discred-
Democratlc quill pushers throughout
Nebraska will now fall to and make
verbal mincemeat out of Editor
Sprecher of the Schuyler Free' l.ance,
who has dared to repudiate Bryan
after supporting him twice.
Somehow or other the Bryanitet
have overlooked printing a populist
sample ballot with the spurious candi
dates for presidential elector labeled
"not for Watson."
President Castro has notified Queen
Wilhelmina that he cannot entertain
friendly relations with Ther. That
should be sufficient to arouse the
"I lay down the proposition that the
American people do not rule," said
Mr. Bryan- at Salem, III. The record
shows that the minority does not rule.
"We smoked 56,000,000 cigarettes
last year. Now what does that prove?"
asks the New York Mall. It proves
that you should quit with the record.
A Reminder af Home.
rittsburg ' Dispatch.
Souvenir hunters at Sydney made off
with the Connecticut's knives and spoons.
Just like home! A few foreign command
ers may have recollections revived of New
The Eaeaay's Point of lew.
Bryan has heard thst there is great
apathy for Taft. There Is a possibility,
under all the circumstances, that the wish
la father to the report. Or It may be that
the eagerness and anxiety of the Bryanltes
have mistaken for apathy what Is calm
Fals Prookets hown I p.
The prophets who predicted that our war
ships would stir up a war when they got
on the other side of the world will have to
hunt up a hiding place where the accounts
of the welcomes and recepttona can't
reach them. War moves away out of reach
of such a fleet.
The Para tkat Detkranes.
The sultan of Morocco's downfall Is due
to his adoption of modern American and
European business methods, so It Is said.
From this we Infer that the common people
In Morocco still have some few rights,
prerogatives, and valuables from which
they are reluctant to part.
Promlaes Not Worth the Breath.
Bt. Paul Pioneer Press.
We all know how soon the tariff will be
revised If Taft Is elected. He will call an
extra session of congress to do the Job as
soon as he shall have been Installed In
the White House.. But hew soon would
revision be accomplished with Bryan as
president, with, a republican senate and
probably a republican house? Agreement
upon the terms of revision between con
gress and the executive would be practically
The Trained Man And the Tkeorlat.
Kansas City Times( ind. rep.).
For the Immediate future, who shall
lead In this fight. Mr. Bryan, who comes
forward with a-s sew seti of suggestions,
or Mr. Taft, who stands for the Roose
velt policies; who stands for such' modi
fications of legal practice as may be nec
essary to facillate Justice; who stands
for the Sherman' law and the necessary
amendment of It; who refuses to put the
republican party or its presidential can
didate under obligations to the trusts;
who has proven himself a thoroughgoing
executive; who has achieved great things
and who has never undertaken one Im
portant thing that he has tailed to ac
Boosting; Speetacalar Tkeorlea.
Kansas City Star llnd. rep.).
Faith in the political sincerity of Mr.
Bryan undergoes Its severest strain when
his attitude toward new and spectacular
Usues is compared with his attitude to
ward old and essential policies. In Ills two
other campaigns lie completely subordi
nated the great questions of tariff reform
and trust regulation to free silver, "im
perialism" . and "militarism," because he
was seeking republican votes on these iww
And If Mr. Bryan gives commanding
prominence to the bank guaranty Issue In
this campaign, at the expense of such
great subjects as the tariff, the trusts, the
income tax, the election of senators by
popular vote, the regulation of railroads
on some of which he has a distinct ad
vantagehe will again betray his lack of
statesmanship and once more fill the role
of the opportunist, seeking advancement
on Issues that make a strong superficial
appeal to the masses until the masses
have had time to digest them.
In the compulsory guaranty Issue Mr.
Bryan has discovered a new "medicine,"
and he is urging It with characteristic seal
and eloquence and plausibility. But if the
people follow precedent they will put their
own label on the bottle: "Shake well with
Victims of the Yellowstcne bandit passed
a fcerks of resolutions. There is one form
of consolation never der.led a body of
Considerable fuBs is being made over the
failure of Wall street gamblers. Kven an
expert occasionally gets fooled when using
loadvd dice, but it's tothlng over which
to get excited.
The steel In her cirt,et saved an Orange,
N. J., woman from serloua Injury and
perhaps death by deflectiig a bullet from
the accidental dlscl-arge of a revolver.
Yet there are those who say that corsets
are a menace to health.
Senor Frai co. the former premier of
Fortugal, who fled from l.ibbou at the
time of the sssauslnation of Jlng Orlos
last February, has anived In F'aria from
Italy. At the Spanish frontier he met
a number of his friends, with wheni he
discussed plans for the continuance of his
polltkai activities In Portugal.
In Holo, Panama the other dav they had
a rial rain storm. It lasted only frori 2:3ft
till l.sn o'clock, but In those three hours
there fell unou Hie not particularly thirsty
earth no less than 7 8" Inches of water, of
which I. jo Inches fell in one l.our and 1 15
Inches In ten minutes. There pre
cipitation for you.
No aeronaut in the a irld is belter known
than Count Ferdinand Zeppelin of '.r
many, who at the age of 7i, has maJo
some sensational experiments with his air
ships. Additional Interest is g'ven to the
count's career in Amerk-an eyes by the
fact that be served in the union army
as a cavalry officer during our civil war.
He was an Intimate friend of Carl Schurs.
After the conflict between the north and
the south was over he returned to Ger
many and participated in the Austro
Prussian mar. and l" in Gvimany's war
with Francs in iS
too acarre or are
ARMY 4iOlP I WaHICT01.
torrent Kitsta t. leaned from Ike
Army aad Navy Register.
To entide an officer or an enlisted man
to a badge indicating service in the civil
war. he must have formed a part of the
regular or volunteer forces employed by
the I nited Ststes during the period of that
war. A case hes recently arisen where
an officer did not enlist nor was he mus
tered In to the forces of the Fnlted States,
hut accepted an nppnintment as a cadet at
the military academy. It Is held that the
officer Is not entitled to wear the civil
war campaign badge.
The Baldwin dirigible balloon, which re
cently was put through successful teste at
Fort Myer, was accepted by the govern
ment, and is now being used to train signal
corps officers and men In aerial naviga
tion, will be sent to the military carnival
at St. Joseph. Mo., which commences on
September 21. This will be an Important
military event, when about B.lfO troops will
be assembled. The Improvised hydro-generating
plant used to Inflate the Baldwin
balloon at Fort Myer will be shipped with
the balloon to St. Joseph, as the gas-generating
plant at Fort Omaha, Neb., will
not be ready for use by the time the bal
The death benefits conferred by the act
of May 11, 19oS. are expressly restricted to
officers and enlisted men on the active Hat
of the army, and the judge advocate gen
eral has recently rendered a decision to
the effect that officers on the retired list
do not come within the provisions of the
act. The active list is a roster of names
of the general officers who are authorised
by law and of the commissioned officers
of the army arranged according to the
organizations of the line, or departments
of the staff. In which they hold military
office. A retired officer Is held not to be
an officer of the "active list" a above
described and a similar distinction exists
In case of enlisted men of the active and
An army officer recently purchased a
pair of shoes and wore them about three
end a half months and, the shoea having
proven unsatisfactory, they were returned
to the dealer, and the officer refused to
pay for them. It seems that the shoes
proved unsatisfactory after two weeks of
Wearing, but he continued to us-e them and
did not return them to the dealer until one
year from the date of puichase. It doe
not appear that there was any warranty
of the shoes and In the absence of such
warranty or of circumstances entitling the
purchaser to avoid the sale on the ground
of fraud, the sale stands good whatever de
fects may develop and the officer Is legally
bound to pay for the shoes. Where an ex
press option Is given to return the goods if
not satisfactory, the buyer would have to
return them within a reasonable time.
This was not done In the case of the shoes,
which were used some three months after
purchase. Under such circumstances, the
officer has been advised that he has acted
Illegally In refusing to pay for the shoes
and Bhould, therefore, reimburse the mer
chant he .dealt with.
All persons who were In the army on or
after January 11. 1906, provided they ful
filled the other -necessary conditions, are
eligible to receive the appropriate cam
paign badges whether now In the service
or not, and upon application by duly au
thenticated heirs of persons who, If alive,
would come under this rule, the appro
priate badges may be Issued to such heirs.
The Judge advocate gnneral of the army
has recently rendered a decision regarding
the issue of such ba and is of the
opinion that the vested rlgh. if an officer
to purchase such a badge from the govern
ment passea to his heirs, and . in the case
of an enlisted man his heirs receive such
a badge as a gratuitous Issue. The de
cisions regarding the Issue of such badges
are based on what may be termed the
vested right of the officer or soldier to
have received the badges on or after
January 11, ir05. The judge advocate gen
eral believes that the element of senti
ment which lias entered hits the line of
decisions which has culminated In the
view taken by the department upon the
fcubjeet is a healthy one and should not be
questioned. The right vested In the secre
tary of war to give tho heirs of deceased
officers and soldiers these campaign badges
is a" right 'which vested In the deceased
prior to his death and no greater right
can be established end should pass to his
heirs without question.
RAILROAD SITl-ATIO IN WEST.
Mlgsat Hill rtepeala His Raar
Against Railroad Itegalatloa.
Interview In Haiper's Weekly.
"How much new railroad does the west
"There should be 75,000 miles of new rosd
built in the country in the next five years,
even to get abreast of current business,
and unleBS commerce is to be tied up In a
hard knot that Is what will have to be
done. It will mean the spending of 11.100,
000.000 a year. About 65 per cent of this,
mind you, will be for labor and the bal
ance for material, which is almost entirely
"That would mean something to prosper
ity. It would put labor at a premium. It
would tax every supply shdp in the coun
try. It would force the ateel mills to run
double shifts in every plant to turn ou:
the necessary rails. It would bring about
a removal of millions of people from the
crowded centers of the east Into the states
west of the Mississippi that are crying' for
"It is a soothing picture, Isn't It? But
to do It the railroads must be allowed to
run their business as any other business Is
run. They are the second biggest interest
in the country. They purchase gj per e.nt
of everything that is purchased. They
employ one way or another a very large
proportion of the working male popula
tion; then tell me why every man In the
country, whether he be merchant, farmer,
manufacturer or workman, cannot see that
all prosperity, from the ground up, ix knit
insolubly with the prosperity and .rjper
maintenance and upbuilding of the rail
roads? Why are they all led like sheep
by a lot of politicians who will sell them
out at the drop of the hat?
"The railroad is the most important fac
tor in the country's prosperity and it
makes the smallest profit. A bank can
clear 30, f0. even 1") per cent so long as it
pays legal interest and the government his
nothing to say. If s bank does not nisk
money it can liquidate and get out; sj
can a man in any other business, but a
tlilroad's profits must be limited to a mar
gin on which necessary expansion is Im
possible; it must be run in the most ex
pensive way; It must stand the loss of
lean years snd make a minimum in the
good ones when every other business is
coining money, and it must keep on run
ning whether it pays or not. If It cannot
make money enough, with these burdens,
to meet its obligations a receiver is put In
to run it and his certificates take prece
dence of the stock and the bonds. As a
certain 'distinguished statesman' said re
cently, 'we've got the railroads."
"Rut how long do you think people are
going to ir.veM their money in a business
that is nailed to the cross In this fashion?
And when they won't invest tell me what
is to become of the commerce of the coun
try. Ths true measure of prosperity, plainly
enough is the ability to move products and
mere bandits promptly.' ,
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SERRA8KA POLITICAL COMMENT
Wsvne Herald: To be more explicit.
doefn't Mr. Rrjan mean "Shall William
Jennings Bryan rule?"
Srhiivler Free l,ance: Nebraska will go
republican this year on the state ticket
and it don't look very favorsble for Bryan
even getting the state.
Hastings Tribune: Nebraska farmers
have not been any too liberal with their
contributions to the democratio campaign
fund. Perhaps this is a political straw
which shows which way the wind Is blow
ing. Auburn Republican: A Nemaha county
farmer saya that he Is going to vote for
Bryan In the hope that the latter will be
elected and that there will be genuine
democratic hard times. He says that It
Is now almost Impossible to get farm
labor but that during democratic times
he has never experienced such difficulties
in hiring men. The logic of the farmer
may be all right so far as the employment
of farm help is concerned, but will the
election of Mr. Bryan help to keep his
farm clear of the dreaded mortgage?
Lexington Pioneer: The conditions that
have prevailed In Dawson county snd thl.
part of Nebraska for the last ten year?
are very satisfactory to every farmer.
who has been getting good prices for all
farm products and laying something h
for a rainy day. It Is not probable that
farmers are wanting a change In the na
tional administration, because it would
surely disturb the business equilibrium of
the country, tighten up money arid cut
down the prices of all farm products. It
would not be the part of wisdom to In
vite possible disaster by doing away with
O'Neill Frontier: Fusion Is a political
fake, pure and simple. If the primary law
means anything there should be no fusion.
Candidates who file for the prlmsry make
oath that they affiliate with a certain
party. How a man can "affiliate" with
two political parties holding opposite views
is a rnystery. For instance, there is a
candidate for the nomination for an im
portant office In Nebraska who declares
he is, both republican and democrat. Now,
anybody knows that's an impossibility.
So also Is It an impossibility for one per
son to be both democrat and populist.
One party can endorse the candidates- of
another party, but when a man makes
oath that he belongs to more than one
political party he swears falsely.
Columbus Journal: Some of the more
bigoted editors of the democratic press
have found a new issue which they
Imagine will advance the interests of
Bryanlsm. They have discovered that
Candidate Taft Is a Unitarian, and
strongly assert that Unltarlanlsm is
worse than Mohammedanism. The Jour
nal does not know whether Mr. Taft is a
Unitarian or not. It would be nothing
to his discredit If he were. The simple
fact that a candidate is a church mem
ber or a non-church member should not
be taken Into consideration by voters.
Religion is not an issue In this campaign.
Mr. Taft Is an American cltiten. His
ancestors fought in the war for Inde
pendence which resulted in severing the
ties thst bound the colonies to the mother
country and made it possible for the
adoption of a constitution which granted
every man the right to worship according
to the dictates of his own conscience.
Mr. Taft and Mr. Bryan and every man
In America la enjoying thst privilege to
day. It will be. remembered thst not
many years sgo an order known as the
American Protective association was or
ganised for the purpose of discrediting
the Catholic religion, but ths sentiment
against orders of this kind wss so strong
that it passed away after a brief exist
ence. 1 The attempt of democratic poli
ticians to galvanise Into life the corpse
of the Amerlcsn Protective association
for ths purpose of advancing the political
fortunes of Mr. Bryan by prejudicing
voters against Mr. Taft on account of his
alleged religious belief Is contrary to the
principles for which our forefathers
fought and upon which this government
Superior N ambers.
Tou think, doubtless, thst If you had been
one of those 125 tourists who were held up
and robbed by thst lone highwayman In
Yellowstone park you would have offered
some resistance but you wouldn't. The
highwayman and his gun constituted an
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"I tell you what." said the old maid,
"they make love much faster than tliey
used to In my day."
"Yes," replied the sweet young thing.
"In your day it was a rented horse snd
buggy; now It's a mortgaged, forty horse
power. mlle-sMiunute touring car.' De
troit Free Press.
"You didn't use my manuscript," said
the visitor severely.
"It was not adapted to our purposes. We
couldn't u.e It."
"How about the stamp that was in
closed?" Oh. that was all right. We used it."
Philadelphia Ledger. -
"Gavman. I saw you In the conservatory
the other afternoon embracing nn rlderly
"1 don't deny It, Ooodsole, I wss trying
to conserve our natural resources."
"Reclaiming an arid waist." Chicago
"Maud, you remember the time we were
summering In the country snd you played
country girl, and Al caught you peeling
onions In the kitchen?" .
"Can I ever forget it, Julia. That onion
peeling Is one of my strongest recollec
tions." Baltimore American. .
"Was it a good game of ball?"
"Splendid! The visiting team went all to
plecea In the first Inning, and our boys beat
em 27 to 0!" Chicago Tribune,
Mrs. Stubbs John, I see where one of
lie big balloons went up a distance of
Ji.uOO feet. I suppose there was tio danger
of colliding with anything np that high?
Mr. Stubbs Oh, yes, Maria. They might
have run Into the price of beefsteak.
Applicant (In metropolitan newspaper
office) Ves, sir; T am ready to accept any
position from office boy to chief editorial
Proprietor The editorial Jobs are all full
at present. Borry. ' t
Applicant How about that of office boy?
Proprietor You don't know enough.
"Of co'se," said Uncle Eben. ' I'd like In
hab roas' turkey an' champagne, an fruit
cake an' quail on toas', and a heap mo
things. But 1 aln" gwlnter let tlilnkln
bout 'em spile my enjoyment of co n
bread an' 'possum." Washington Star.
THK JOYS OP THE IATB SUMMER
Along the country road how sweet to
stray, . ,
And gather plumea of golden rod so yel
low. . , , . ,
Wooed by soft hreese and Kk.std w,ain
' light mellow.' ' "
The world blooms farr upon this gorgeous
As in' 'my arms these golden flow'rs 1
hold. , ...
Kcr-chew! Hello, I nuet be catching
Just o'er the fence there tests in fragrant
hfaps . . ,,
Upon the ground, the new-mown hay full
And by the field there runs a streamlet
'Bove which an ancient twisted willow
Because the rag-weed grows without a
Ker-ehew! Ker-chew! A cold I ve surely
Upon this' clover aweet a couch .I'll make,
And lie and rest and dream day-dreams
Oh yes. the blooming country roads the
Resort of man, where he his ease may
A-chew! Ker-chew: What can the
Ker-chew! There's not a breath of wind
Within my reach there grows a deep wild
Alone It blows, the last one of the ses
son. I smell It. Ah! Ker-chew! I know the
Of all this sneesing. HI, there! Farmer,
You'll lemme ride with you bsck into
My old hay-fever has Ker-chew! come
Omaha, M. C. DKB.
(Vnma lor anv subslanea in
jurious to health found ia food
icsuhuig troia tna use ot
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