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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska, Douglas County, a.:
George B. Tischuck. treasurer of The
1 Bee Publishing company. being duly
I sworn, -ay that the actual number of
J full and complete copies of The Dally,
1 Morning. Evening and Sunday Bee printed
( during- the month of August, 1908, was as
1 86,130 17... T 36.460
i t 38,630 11 36.110
; 1 38,690 19 36,070,
: 4 35,40 20 . 35,390
! 1 36,790 21 35,680
38, TM 22 36,070
I T 36,900 22 33,400
1 36,470 24 36,350
1 85,706 26 36,940.
10 30,636 28.... .16,140
11. y 86,410 27..... 36,010
11. 36.Q10 IS ... 36,630
11 88,930 2 36,496
14 88,070 10 38,500
'1( 35,370 11 , .. 36,130
! 14 88,600
Less unsold and returned copies. . 11,04a
Net total 1,105,454
Dally average 36,669
OKORGB B. TZSCHUCK,
Subscribed in my presence and sworn to
before me this lat day of September, iJos.
(Heal.) ROBERT HUNTER.
VHEJV OUT OF TOWN.
abaerlbera tearing" the city tern
Brarlly saald have The tie
nailed thesa. Aaaress Ns-IU be
' ehael aa often as requested.
Mr. Mohlersjjtand pretty well In
To Mr. Harrlraan: Come again
when yoii can stay longer.
The real need In the work of forest
preservation is the Invention of some
It will be hard to start a political
discussion In Omaha till after the news
is In from Sioux City.
" The Detroit team has signed a
player named Corns. They must want
htm for a pinch hltter
"Silent people are dangerous, " says
a physician. Then we have. nothing to
ftar from the politicians.
' Why take life seriously?" asks an
exchange. Why take it at all when
there Is a law against it?
It la stated that Mr. Taft will make
speeches in the doubtful states xu soon
as he Is convinced that there are some.
Why Is it that a man begins to be
pointed out as "successful" as' soon as
he gets someone else to do his work?
"The American fleet is good as far
as it goes," says the Atlanta Constitu
tion. And it appears to be going the
"There are more important! things In
this world than a dollar," says Mr.
Bryan. Meaning $2, $5, $10 and
A Boston professor has been talking
about "female suffragettes," in order,
of course, to distinguish them from
A deserted city has been discovered
In Utah, There are plenty of deserted
cities these days during the hours that
the ball games are on.
In spite of all Mr. Plnchot's talk of
an eventual ' timber famine in this
country, the United States still appears
to have forests to burn.
Th Baltimore American-Star has an
editorial on "'How to "Meet a Nuisance,"
We would nfuch prefer Instruction on
how to avoid the meeting.
. Judge Howard run up quite an ex
pense account himself, but as nearly
half of it was for printing done in his
own office he can. likely stand It.
A British scientist declares that the
earth is growing hotter. The state
ment is corroborated by 'the weather
bureau, but it's great for the corn.
Adlai Stevenson denies that he was
ver a "Knight of the Golden Circle."
He can not deny, however, that be
waa once a knight of the (fee silver
. Carusa'a wife Is said to have eloped
with a chauffeur and 30,000 worth of
family jewels. Caruso y is going to
make a determined effort to regain the
A Kentucky pastor named Good
epeed preached a sermon against the
"Night Riders" and then lived up to
his name in beating a committee across
the state line.
The sultan of one of the Philippine
Islands has been seutenced to pay a
Cue and then to be executed. He could
save money by having the order of U
Af W. BHTAXi TARIFF DlSCUVKKr.
The democratic candidate for ihe
presidency appears to h.e laboring un
der the delusion that he Is a pioneer
in the field of tariff investigation and
Jt&covtry. In his speech at Des
Moines, repeated with variations at the
g'ate fairs In Minnesota and the Da
kotaa, Colonel Bryan has dealt with
the subjection of tariff protection with
all the zeal, enthusiasm and Ingenu
ousness of a college student taking his
first lessons In political economy. He
demands that the supporters and advo
cates of a protective tariff policy prove
that it is right in principle, a wise pub
lic policy and necessary to the better
ment of American conditions. Mr.
Bryan still clings to a delusion that
was shattered when the United Stales
of America first began business with
out a partner.
It was Alexander Hamilton who
first began writing about the needs of
a protective tariff system for the
United States, presenting arguments
which have not been answered by any
democrat down to date. Experience
on the hustings and lu the halls of
congress have demonstrated that the
American people have a fixed and un
alterable opposition to free trade, so
Mr. Bryan Is not advocating that doc
trine this year. He really poses as a
protectionist, only insisting that he
must furnish the definition of what
protection really means. He is not
specific in his explanation and forces
the conclusion that he is opposing the
protective tariff system simply because
the republicans favor it and his para
mount issue this year is anything to
At Des Moinrs Mr. Bryan declared
that the continued existence of the
protective system "can be .accounted
for only on the theory that the
voters have not understood either
the theory of protection or the facts?
relied upon lo support It." This is a
pretty severe charge against the in
telligence of the American people who
have voted approval of the protective
tariff for forty-eight years with but
one' break and that at once productive
of widespread disuster. It requires a
high degree of temerity for a presi
dential candidate to charge a nation
with being stupid enough to vote for
half a century In support of a system
making their robbery easy. That a re
vision of the tariff Is desirable and
certain does not enter into the calcu
lation. Mr. Bryan'a attack is upon
the protective system generally, under
which, fostered by republican admin
istration, all our domestic manufactur
ing Industries have been developed un
til now America is' the machine shop
of the world, to the benefit of both
producer and consumer, the laborer
and the manufacturer. American pro
tection has covered this land with in
dustries that permit the people to earn
good wages and enjoy blessings ac
corded to no other people under the
THL'Ct IS ttiWA-
The adjournment of the Ioa legis
lature without electing a succewor to
the late Senator Alliuon, but under
agreement to return in November and
vote for the republican choice to be
disclosed by a preferential ballot at
the November election, Is a truce in the
factional fight in the Hawkeye state.
This is 'virtually going back to the
original program laid out for the extra
session at the time it was called.
The dlfllcuHy In Iowa grows out of
the fact that the direct primary law
failed to provide for the emergency
presented by the sudden death of Sen
ator Allison after ho had been named
in the preceding primary as the popu
lar choice to succeed himself. The
law left no way to take another ex
pression of the party membership and
It was with the distinctly stated pur
pose of amending the law In this re
spect that the legislature was con
vened. The attempt to force a choice
of senator at the extra session was
never promising and the balloting
served no purpose except to disclose
the relative strength of the d'fferent
factions in the two houses of the legis
lature. The f)ral arrangement for adjourn
ment Is by no means an Ideal solution,
but It Is, undoubtedly, the best way out
of a puzzling predicament. It ought
to go a great ways toward making
sure that the next legislature about to
be chosen will be republican lu order
to commission the popular choice for
senator not only for the short term,
but also for the full term, which will
not begin until next year. It ought,
also, to solidify all elements of the
party behind the national ticket and
keep Iowa In the republican column
by Its usual majorities.
Tin: RA.toi) Bficorr.
The nations that paid but little at
tention to the boycott started by China
against Japan less than a year ego
have been compelled to change opin
ions in view of recent news from the
orient. Reports show that the boycott
has proved most disastrous to Japa
nese trade and Is, more than any
other one cause, responsible for Ja
pan's action postponing for five yea re
its proposed International exposition at
. For the Japanese steamship com
panies, most of which reporti that they
are on the verge of bankruptcy, the Bit
nation Is decidedly serious, while the
effects are bi?injj seriously felt by all
classes of Japanese merchants. It ap
pears to be the most successful com
mercial warfare ou record and demon
titrates an efficiency on the part of the
Chinese in tarrying on such a fight
that has not heretofore been expected.
The Chinese are showing remarkable
eonstancy in standing togther' and
making personal sacrifices for the ad
vancement of the boycott. It consti
tutes the first tangible proof of the ex
istence of a real national spirit to
While Japan Is threatened by the
boycott with a greater financial los
than It sustained in the war with Rus
sia, the situation Is significant to the
rest of the world as dissipating the
much talked of possibility of a union
of Japan and China at a real "yellow
peril." All Indications are that the
Chinese hatred of Japan is deep-seated
enough to prevent for many years the
adoption of the "Asia for Asiatics"
policy which Is known to be behind
one of Japan's dreams of empire.
rUCFIT IX FVUKST Ra'iiEftV'j:
One of the objections urged by the
opponents of President Roosevelt's
foreBt reserve policy has been that It
would entail a heavy burden of expense
upon the government for the mainte
nance of the reserves established In
the different states. These opponents
have made much of the appropriation
bills and the expends of the forestry
bureau and th Inspector, rangers
and other employes of the "service.
While the amount has never been
large, the expenditure would have been
amply justified by the general good
to be derived from the adoption of the
forestry system, even if there were no
source of return. The fact r.nnalns,
however, that iider the existing sjs
tems the forest reserves promise to
be a source of revenue, instead of ex
pense, both to the federal government
and to the states In which the reserves
Returns Just printed by the bureau
of forestry show that the United
States receives large proceeds from the
national forest reserves and that un
der a new law several of tho states
are sharing in these returns to a
substantial degree. This now law,
passed by the last congress, gives 25
per cent of the gross proceeds of na
tional forest business to the states In
which the forests are. located for pub
lic schools and roads. The allotments
to the states and territories for the
last fiscal year amount to J447.063.
Arkansas, with two newly established
national forest reserves, received 1313,
while Oklahoma came next with f 554.
From that amoilnt the allotments In
creased to $75,000, which waa Mon
The revenues from national forests
are derived from grazing leases, timber
sales for special uses, the latter of
which comprises the use of the lesser
resources of the forests and the permits
for the development of water power.
Montana, California and Colorado will
each receive more than $50,000 from
timber sales for last year. Idaho,
Utah and Oregon will each get In ex
cess of $50,000 from grazing leases
and California will receive about $50,
000 from permits for the development
of water power. TheBe amounts will
naturally be Increased from year .to
year;y The lion's Bhare of the gross
receipts now go to the government.
This is Just and necessary, as the Jn
Itial expense of federal' control Is
heavier than It will be after the sys
tem has become generally established
and better organized. As the years
lapse the profits from national forests,
compared with the expense of main
taining them, should steadily increase
and be, aside from the general public
benefit, of great help to the states In
advancing the educational work' and in
public road Improvement.
Mr. Harrimnn's watchword of co
operation Is good enough for Omaha,
too. It is not only the pulling to
gether of the business interests of the
city, but that they should be In rloee
touch with all the commercial and In
dustrial activities of the surrounding
country In order to fully realize the
possibilities of Omaha's greatness.
Lieutenant Governor Chanler of
New Tork Is being sued for $20,000
"for services" by t!ie man who pro
moted the Chanler presidential boom
before the Denver convention. The
plaintiff will have difficulty in con
vincing a jury that Mr. Chanler 'got
anything worth paying for out of that
Dr. Chadwick's liabilities, according
to- schedules filed in the bankruptcy
court, are $700,000 and his available
assets only $75. Still folks generally
had the impression that Cassle was
the frenzied financier of the Chadwlck
Old King Corn was ahead of the ten
year average in Nebraska on Septem
ber 1 and lias been getting better ever
since. This hot weather Is a little
tough en some folks, but It is making
money for the farmer.
Ruslress men and citizens generally
otightto be laying plans now for deco
rations during the Ak-Sar-Ben festival
days. It Is not too early and the
season demands that an extra effort in
this line be made.
Twelve thousand wage workers,
uhose votes have been "thrown to
Br an" by certain labor leaders, pa
raded in the Taft demonstration aj, the
opening of the Ohio campaign at
A Chicago paper wants to know if
Omaha ia trying to outdo New York at
a source of sensations. Omaha has
not yet abpired to be In the New York
class, but it appreciates the compli
ment. The Atlanta Constitution has been
printing a daily call for popular sub
scriptions to the democratic campaign
funds, but the popular subscriptioua
are apparently still ou their vacation.
The platform promulgated by the
democrats of Illinois was framed un
der the personal supervision of Mr.
Br an, a ho M present at thair state
"onventlon. It Is reasonable lo sup
pose, therefore, that Nebraska demo
crats wll; take tho hint and say no
more about live Issues than the Illinois
democrats have said.
Our guess is thai while Mr. Gompera
may pnMtbly he ahle somewhat to reduce
Uncle Joe'a majority, neither he nor all
ef others working to that end can com
pans the speaker's defeat. Uncle Joe has
that kind of const Ituency.
Tempting the Bl Stick.
It may be recalled that four jears ago
President Roosevelt administered this dose
to Alton B.: "The statements made' by
Mr. Tarker are unqualifiedly and atrocloualy
false." Does Mr. Fark r feel that his
system requires more of the same kind of
Ileal Lite Romance.
Food for romance is furnished In the fact
that General Daniel E. Sickles, who half
a century rbo assorted the "unwritten
law" by kllllnir Frances Barton Key, has
been reunited to his second wife after a
reparation of twenty-seven years. Ro
mancers and dramatists looking for fodder
need go no further.
Churlish Material Supervision.
Now the Australians are explaining to
Kngland that the enthusiasm there over
the reception of the American fleet was
no disloyalty to the empire. The mother
country seems rather sensitive about the
disposition of her big colonies to think for
themselves and do things without submit
ting to maternal supervision.
New Tork Tribune.
Colonel Bryan laments the "discrimina
tion that has been going on against the
farmer" in electing so few tillers of 'the
soil lo congress and the senate. What
troubles him chiefly, however. Is the dis
crimination which the whole American na
tion uxerclses against a certain farmer of
Lincoln, Neb., in declining to elect hint to
the White House.
Ilttorr" in the Making;.
Kansas City Times.
The Oklahoma text book commission has
adopted one text book, It Is said, which
contains the Interesting Information that
when the future historian writes the his
tory of Oklahoma he will pay tribute to
Governor Haskell, who was elected "as a
reward for his able counsel and leadership
In behalf of the people." Incidentally it
may be mentioned that Governor Haskell
Is a member of the Oklahoma text book
commiselon. And besides, It may be that
Governor Haskell Is contemplating the job
of "future historian" for Oklahoma; who
GOV. IIIG1IES 0 SMCKNES.
"The Old Way, the Steady Way, la the
Governor Hughes' speech at the Troy
Home Week celebration Sunday was one
of the most timely he has ever delivered.
"Slick," which was growing almost obso
lete, becomes once more a living word In
our common talk. "Sllckness" used to be
thought a dominant trait la American char
acter, particularly by the humorists. Gov
ernor Hughes condemns the Idea that tho
object of business Is to be clever by de
ception. He points out that no one gets a
place worth holding and secures the con
fidence -of the people who docs not dem
onstrate that he can be trusted:
Don't 'follow the man who thinks It Is
American to be slick. There may be many
illustrations tuat will occur to you of cuses
of successful sharpness, but they are so
exceptional as to prove the ruie. The old
way, the steady way, Is the right way; put
a little more In the measure than you need
to give- a good bnskctful of fruit, and don't
simply have a little display on top of su
perficial attention and Industry; give a lit
tle more work than you are asked to give,
and It will show, on one hand, that you arc
unpurchasable, and, on tne other hand,
you esteem it an honor to give more than
Is required at your hands in every depart
ment of life's effort.
For the middle-aged men, who In the
awakening of the last few years have had
occasion to change their beliefs about the
dissociation cf morals and business, the
governor had this word:
My friends, we have in the conservation
of our natural resources one of the greatest
problems which any president ever aub
mitted to the American people. Vi e must
conserve the ideals and the aspirations of
our young manhood, and what is still more
Important we can do It. We can, do it not
by talking It into the boys and girls, but
by living It before the boys and girls.
To talk In this direct and simple manner
on a subject that needs wise discussion and
plenty of It In this hour was better than
talking politics. Conserve our material re
sources, by all means, but let us not neglect
to conserve our ideals.
I.ADOll AND POLITICS.
Radicals Menacing; the I.lfe of the
Ban Francisco Chronicle.
There has never been a friendly society
which could stand the strain of engaging
In political contests, and it Is unlikely that
there ever will be. No organisation is less
able than a labor union to stand such a
fctraln, for In no other organization is there
so large a part of the membership to whom
the emoluments of a small office Is a
temptation. Morally the worklngmen are
exactly like other people, and to a very
large number of them the desire for a po
litical Job will outweigh any regard which
they may have for reputation of union la
bor. We saw the result In this city a solid
vote of unquestionably honest men regularly
given to a gang of unmitigated scoundrels
who had no trouble whatever In controlling
the conventions. In time, of rourae, the
honest men will revolt. Fortunately for
unionism, the revolt In this city cams in
time to avert a catastrophe. Another term
of Hohrniti would have broken up unionism
In this city for years.
There Is little doubt that Gompers ex
pects the same thing to happen to the
Federation of Ijibor aa the result of Us
going Into politics. He opposed it as long
as he could, but when It became evident
that he could no longer resist the hotheads
without great danger of losing his Job, he
accepted the Inevitable and entered Into a
bargain with a political party by which
he was to deliver the labor vote In return
for certain promises made by the party
leaders and emlodld In the platform.
lie cannot deliver the votes and his at
tempt to force the pledge of them Is already
raiding the tempest which was certsin to
come and which Gompers must have con
fidently expected, for In former days he
has expressed himself sn clearly and so
publicly as to leave no d lubt of his under
tnding In the mutter. He seems unable
even to secure the votes of the unions,
although in most unions, as in moat other
secret societies, a very small number of
the members usually attend meetings, and
tl.ey are almost surs to le the radicals.
The constitutions of all unions probably
forbid discussion of political subjects, and
there seems no disposition to defy that
fundamental law, even If the American
Federation of Labor does so.
Lalwr cannot gain and muat certainly
lose by bringing class Issues Into political
contests itnd none know this better than
Intelligent union men. And none knows
It beur tha-0 Gompers himself.
OTHER L4n Tll Otn.
Journalism Is not an attractive profession
in China. It has drawbacks decidedly dan
gerous to physical comfort nnd pence cf
mind. The promised constitution nine years
away and the probability of reforms pre
ceding the event, lenda rainbow colors to
the hepea of the present meager and select
group of Chinese editors. It will be re
called that the Peking Gasette. the oldest
publication In the empire and In the world,
and until recently the only paper In the
empire, has become something of a news
paper, as well as a medium of official de
crees, being boosted out of the rut of cen
turies by the growth of genuine newspip.
rrs on the Chinese plan. From the oni
offle'al organ the number hns grown to 20o,
furnishing mental pabulum to such of 4
000,000 Inhabitants as are capable of digest
ing It and hare the price. Besides there
are a great many publications printed In
foreign languages at the treaty ports and
several bl-Ilnguals In Chinese and F.ngltsh.
The publishers appreciate the changes
going on and may be credited with arous
ing much of the prosent spirit of progress.
But offictal China. Is fearful lest the edi
tors become too important and Indiscreet,
snd has put forth several decrees eal
culated to curb every tendency to sensa
tional yeMowism. One decree requires a
guarantee fund of 75 from each publisher
for payment of fines that may be as
sessed. Another decree orders corrections
or protests against misstatements to be
published !n the next Issue of the Journal
making them. A third decree directs that
persons responsible for the publication of
matter libeling the throne or disturbing
the public peace shHll be liable to Impris
onment for not less than six months. Tem
porary suspension Is the penalty for the
divulgation of secret diplomatic Intelli
gence. These regulations are carried out.
One newspaper owner wm recently sen
tenced to a long term of impr'sonment for
quoting an article from a revolutionary
organ, nnd another was flogged to death
A number of authorities on financial con
ditions In Asiatic countries agree that the
business men of India are the greatest
hoarders of money in the world. It Is
estimated that there Is close to $1,000.0X1,000
In gold hidden In the country, which Is
Increased by something like $tO,O00.0OO an
nually. Every bit of gold that can be
spared is Hidden away. Gold Is the great
Incentive to miserliness, and so deep
rooted is the greed for the yellow metal
that hoarders are unmoved by the periodic
famines which ravage the country and not
Infrequently suffer the pangs cf starvation
rather than draw on their treasure. An
effort Is bring made by British authorities
to draw out some of the vast Idle money
of the natives for the purpose of develop
ing the resources of the country. Sir
Ernst Cable, a former member of the vice
roy of India's cabinet, snys: "If the people
of India! could be persuaded to put the bulk
of their surplus wealth into the railways,
into Irrigation works and Into the develop
ment of the industrial and commercial re
sources of the continent there would grad
ually ensue a welding together of the mate
rial interests of the European and the
Indian. Such a bond of union between the
rulers and the ruled would surely go far
to promote these feelings of co-operation
nnd loyalty which are essential If the
Indian empire Is to continue to advance."
The Constantinople correspondent of the
Neu Frele Presse of Vienna says tharr
among the first of the many organizations
who marched to the Yildla Kiosk to ex
press thanks for the constitutional decree
were the burden bearers or hamalis. These
powerful, athletic Turks, for the moat part
beautiful men, despite their dirty garb,
have a well-organised society which lays
down the laws by which they are guided
In their Vocation. They come from Asiatic
Turkey, where they leave their wives while
they work Industriously and honestly for
a few years, save their earnings and t,vm
return to their homes. The bad pavements
nd the narrow, winding streets preclude
the dray In Constantinople, and these iten
take the place of the dray horse. On long
poles they may be seen carrying great
bales of goods, pianos, safes and all sorts
of heavy property. They are fana'l.-?al In
their religion and thoroughly Turkish, but
It seems that they appreciate the advance
toward liberalism, and showed th-ilr abil
ity to live up to European methods on tho
day after the demonstration, when they
struck for higher wawes.
The charge is freely made In continental
papers that the present administratis of
Portugal is in league with the lnstlgalo-a
of the assassination of the late King Don
Carlos and his son and has made no ef
fort to bring them to Justice. Thoii re
sponsible 'for the cowardly crime are held
to be well known and prominent members
of two monarchlal machines, who were
driven to desperation by the activity of
the Ill-fated monarch and of his premier,
Joao Franco, in abolishing the spoils .iys
tern, and the glaring and shameless finan
cial nnd administrative abuses upon which
they had until then fattened. While the
Instigators of the assassination are not at
the present moment In office, either at
court or In the cabinet, they are walking
about, free, known, and with undiminished
regard and honor at Lisbon, unmolested
by the government. In fact, the condl'.lons
are only very little better than at Beltf.-idt),
where the murderers of King Alexander
and yuecn Druga still figure in the en
tourage of bis successor, King Peter, pad
high in the office of the state.
The great question that Is to be settled
by the Intercolonial conference in South
Africa Is the question as to what form
the union shall take, whether it shall be a
federation, obliterating the existing colonial
boundaries, or shall be a federation simi
lar to that of Canada and Australia. It Is
Interesting to note that both British and
Boer are to be found aa advocatea of both
plans. The majority seems to be in favor
of federation and the retention of existing
colonial lines a form of federation that will
ba more in keeping with the precedent of
their British colonies. The most Interest
ing phase of the whole subject Is that In
the short years that have elapsed alnce
the Boer war the diverse Interests and
old-time enmities should apparently have
faded all away and left the possibility of
such a union which will make for the
peace and prosperity of the African colon
lea. To what stralta Count Zeppelin was re
duced three years ago appears from a let
ter sent to the Frankfurter Zeltung. The
correspondent says that at that time he
received from the count, of whom he had
never heard, a letter containing six blank
applications for money orders, with the
request that be circulate them among bis
friends in order to get money for the build
ing of a dirigible airship, as the Inventor's
money waa used up. The receiver had
never heard of him, but was so iuim.1i im
pressed with the letter as to speak to
saveral friends about It. In each case the
friends asked what Zeppelin's profession
had been. When they heard that he had
spent most of his life aa a cavalry officer,
and Was therefore not a practical me
chanic, they showed uo inclination to con
tribute, and regarded It aa rather an Im
pudent attempt to get money out of strang
ers. A practical appeal It plainly waa not,
but that cf a visionary. Now these same
people who were appealed to In vain are
falling over themselves to swell the na
tional fund for Zeppelin. Again nothing
succeeds like success, even in ballooning.
The Wise Man
protection for his valuables by all reasonable means. There
are numerous instances where valuable Jewelry, helrloome
and other treasures have been stored about the hause, and when
fire broke out or burglars came these valuables wera de
stroyed or stolen
It Is better to be on trie safe side and secura
Absolute Protection v
For All Valuables
by renting a Saf9 Deposit Dox in the Fire and Burglar Troof
Vaults of the First National llank of Omaha.
These boxes rent for $5 to $20 per year. We also have
large vaults for the storage of trunks and other large valuables.
The Safe Deposit Vaults are open from to 6 o'clock.
(Saturdays from 9 to 1 o'clock.)
First National Bank of Omaha
13th and Farnam Sis.
Colonel Guffey's sale of his oil holding!
In Texas has had no perceptible effect on
democracy's dollar-ln-tho-slot machines.
Arkansas will vote for state officers on
Monday and Maine on Tuesday. The rc
turns will not change the score materially.
An Increased demand for $1 bills, note!
by the Treasury department. Indicates tiu-
campalgn Is approaching a business ba.is.
A movement Is on foot to bring about a
meeting of the graduntes of Coin Haj vey's
Financial school this year. But where Is
the schoolmaster T
Political platforma must nvnn much in
Missouri when both republican and demo
cratic state conventions, by agreement,
made their declarations public together.
The fact that Mr. Debs and his asso
ciates on tbe "Red Special hold down
the cost of their meals to 18 cents each
gives a Jolt to the claim that the waiters
were getting rich quick.
When effective primary work is needed
in Missouri the graveyards yawn and tomb
stones do their duty. In one division of a
ward in St. Louis eight dead men arose
and voted for the dead ones on the sur
face. The efforts of the New York World to
maintain a aemlorganic pose on the po
litical fence are clearly outclassed In grace
fulness by the Cincinnati Enquirer. The
latter maintains a silence so profound that
It may be seen and felt from Ashtabula to
History has been scorched far enough to
show that the Oklahoma bank deposit
guarantee system is a piuce of Chinese
Junk in use In Canton more than a cen
tury ago. The scheme failed nnd the em
pire adopted the more efficacious system
of beheading the banker who failed. Hence,
bank failures are a Chinese rarity.
A Galveston dispatch to the New York
Times contains the "news" that 1M.00O
Texas negro republicans have seceded
from the republican party und will sup
port Bryan. What they uBed to do with
their votes before they seceded is by no
means clear, since the total vote for the
republican national ticket four yearn ego
waa only 61,242.
The election of John Hays Hammond as
president of the National League of Re
publican Clubs accords with the wishes of
Mr. Taft, who asked his old classmate to
undertake this work aa an adjunct to the
campaign. A convention of the organisa
tion has been called for the 2d In Cin
cinnati. It hopes to contribute materially
to republican success. '
FIGHT FOR HUMANITY.
Progress af Battle for Overthrow of
The great modern wars are fights for hu
manity. The old style war brought sorrow,
and evil, and death. It was often fought
for In the Interests of an Individual or a
dynasty. The warfare of today is carried
on for the good of the millions. Its success
will mean happiness, prosperity nnd life.
The boldness with which men of science
are attacking disease Is no more notable
than the faith they seem to have In ulti
mate triumph. The international gathering
at Washington In the fourth week of Sep
tember Is far more Important In Its world
aspects than a peace congress at London
or an arbitration meeting at The Hague.
The common enemy of the nations Is the
white plague. It is being studied by the
ablest of the world's investigators. Al-
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ready they feel the exultation of victory.
The program of topics for rongren reveals
the lines of battle and tells its story of en
couragement. The white plague niu.t gi.
After all, the strujglc with tuherciilo' is
Is but one of tho many movements f r hu
manity which manifest themselves on every
'lc. It Is the dlHiiigulshinjr. chara tJrs
t'c of tho twentlcil, rcnlury. The ,.1.1 poll, y
of helplessness and despair has been aban
doned Everywh.ro thee Is hopefulness
nnd cheer. There n.ny be dl.s, ourngem. nts
and delays. nt few d ,,,, ,hp PV,.IUJ,
triumph of science over the III, r.om wMcli
mankind has M,ifc:-rd thtou.Tl. Unoranee
or carelessness for nes.
"I suppose you are proud of tin- ,-.. r'tt
you made in j our now ulrship?"
"Oh, no," answered the 'imvnlc.r
don I attach so much lmn,u t;uKv lo' tho
f H". .' uHVl 1 am ' """r proud of the wa v
in which 1 got back to enrtii. " Washing
"Whnt Is the mn In .liffeiene between
India and South HaUnta?"
"I don't know. What In :.?"
"In India they h:ive v.t to burn. In
South Dakota they have i.usbinds to firt."
RtubbAmong other tlrnss fi.und In the
stomach of a "human ostrich" was a coll
of piano wire. Now, what do you rupnose
he swallowed that for?"
Penn Why. to give 1 la stomach a tone.
Giotto, dipping- his pencil In red paint
and using his elbow ns a' pivot, bad Ju.
drawn a perfect circle.
"See his fine Italian band:" exclaimed
the enthusiastic bystanders.
Thereafter, as -e learn Ironi the cyclone,
diss, Giotto moved In tlie most exclusive
art circles. Chicago Tribune.
"Death usually beak nil family differ
ences," said the ohl-fashionvd philosopher.
"Yes," replied the shrewd observer,
"but usually the rriulinlr of the will separ
ates them again." Detroit Free Press.
"Jinx is being sued fir breach of prom
lse." "Why, he's been married for fifteen
"1 know; hut he promised his cook when
he hired Iter that his wife would iio ill
the fsney cooking and would allow ivr
four afternoons a week out, nn1 his wife
won't let him make good." Houston Post.
"Borne men," snld Cncle Eben, "aln"
satisfied to quit when dey's done bought a
gold brick, but keeps pavln' storage on it
in' 'holdln' It fur a rise." Washington
"There Is one thing queer about aero
nauts." ' What Is that?"
"The more they are encouraged, the morn
you find them soar on the Job." IJaHimore
Pl'T YOVR HKART IX TO IT.
What sweeter thing than work beloved,
Hard though It be and oft full long?
Attacking It, Its worth Is proved.
Then do It with a laugh and song
Within your soul,
And lose yourself In It heart whole.
God's earth beneath and sky above
Are certainly your very own.
So start right In and your worth prove;
Help others on you're not alone.
Don't be a shirk.
Just put your heart Into the work.
Half-hearted anything Is not
Worth while. Both work and play are
Perhaps to play will be your lot;
Then take what comes, as each man
With spirits gay.
Just put your heart Into your play.
Some morn, when dashed are projects fond.
And darkling clouds hang low o'er you,
1ook up and out and e'er beyond
Until with vision bright you view
A fairer way.
And put your heart into the day.
Omaha. M. C. DUB.