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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 28. WQS.
The Omaha Daily Bee
FOUNDED BT EDWARD ROSSWATXR
VICTOR ROBB7WATER, EDITOR.
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska. Douglas County, as.:
George B Ttachurk, treaaurer of The
Hee Publishing Company, being duly
sworn, says that the actual number of
full and complete copies of The Dally.
Morning, Evening and Sunday Baa printed
during the month of September, 190, was
i a,ooo i mm
t 3T.S50 IT 3S.300
1 86.060 II 86,140
30.S50 It 36,170
1 33,140 20 33,000
f 88,700 11 30.330
7 36,630 II 36,630
1 3,010 II 36,430
f 36,340 24 36,880
10 36,810 'It 36,430
11 36,660 2 36,480
11 30,800 27 37,700
II 83,600 II 36,440
!... 36,360 II 36,40
41 36,380 19 36.700
Less unsold and returned copies.. 0,437
Net total i,066.83
Dally average 86,333
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(Seal.) ROBERT HUNTER.
WHEJC OCT Or TOWIf.
Sabaerlbere leaving; the etty teaa
porarlly ehoala have Tka Bo
mailed tm these. Addrcaa will fee
chanaxed aa often as requested.
If you don't vote, you have no right
to kick at the result.
When King Corn speaks the rail
roads do not hesitate.
It may also be recalled that Ohio has
never gone back on s. favorite son.
One week from today the country
will have one accepted Bill and one re
The battleship Maine has just com
pleted a voyage around the earth. Re
member the Maine?
Mr. Hearst says Uiat,ryan is a take
reformer. That's almost as bad as
calling him a reformed faker.
It will be all over a week from to
day, except the magazine accounts
i of It.
"Can the country afford to take
nances with Bryan? asks the Balti
more News. The country thinks not.
4 Let us repeat: No reason exists
wy a republican should vote for a
deucrat In Douglas county this year.
The local bankers are laughing now
at their apprehensions of a year ago,
but the picture seemed real enough
The mikado makes it plain that he
does not believe the report that the
United States Is planning to annex
"Fly," the aviator journal, has ap
peared. It Is a relief to find that it
does not contain any editorial urging
An eminent author declares that the
devil can not write poetry. We knew
someone would finally say a good word
for the devil.
This reported scarcity of small bills
may be remedied by doing your Christ
mas shopping' early. That always pro
duces big bill.
"Women should rule the home,"
says the national convention of the
Woman's Christian Temperance union.
Well, don't they?
The new czar of Bulgaria reports
that he Is "In urgent need of $24,000,
000." , He must feel like the treasurer
of a campaign committee.
Mr. Harrlman has been re-elected
president of the Union Pacific and the
Oregon Short Line. It Is suspected
that he voted for himself.
Sidney C. Tapp, the presidential
candidate of the national liberal party,
says he has no barrel. In that case
he can not hope to stave off defeat.
The course of the campaign has not
followed that of the weather. As the
days have grown colder the nights
have become warmer in this vicinity.
Mr. Bryan persists In talking about
President Roosevelt going to Africa on
a tiger hunt. Mr. Bryan ought to be
told that there are no tigers In Africa.
The Minneapolis Journal refers to
George Fred Williams as "the original
Bryan man." The Journal is In error.
The original Bryan man is W. J. Bryan.
"We hope that Captain Hobson will
come oat of his trance," says an ex
change. It Is difficult to understand
why anyone should disturb Hobson if
is la a trance.
THS FRANKING MIVILEGF..
The Atlanta Constitution makes the
error of blaming the republican admin
istration for alleged abuse of the
franking privilege, all because certain
campaign documents have beea sent
through the south under the frank of
Congressman Loudenslager of New Jer
sey, The Constitution denies the truth
of the statements made In Mr. Loaden
slager's speech and declares:
But tha intent la plain and the only
excuse la that it Is a reproduction of a
part of the Congressional Record, which
the law permits members to send free
through tha malls to their constituents.
If It I legal and right for this kind of
campaign material to be circulated free
of charge through the malls under con
gressional frank, it Is equally permissible
for partisan congressmen to introduce
entire campaign text books into the Con
gressional Record and scatter them
broadcast over the country under a priv
ilege for which tha people are paying.
The abuse of which the Constitution
complains is not partisan, by any man
ner of means. It Is a matter of record
that a thrifty democratic congressman
from Kentucky used to send his laun
dry home every week, under a con
gressional frank, and It is a matter of
record that the privilege was abused
outrageously. It Is not uncommon for
congressmen leaving Washington to
have their libraries and a liberal share
of their household furniture sent home
under their franks. The abuse has
grown so marked that the Postofflce
department estimates that there would
be no deficit, or at least a very small
one. In the postal revenues if the
franking privilege were abolished. The
free seed distribution, of which there
is no need, costs the government many
thousands of dollars annually for
transportation and some millions are
paid for the distribution of documents,
most of which are of little value. The
abuse Is one that should be stopped,
but there is little prospect of a change.
The congressman Is human and clings
to bis perquisites.
THE COPYBIGHT CONGRESS.
The United States Is participating
for the first time in an International
copyright congress, now In session In
Berlin, although this country had
representatives at the Panamerican
copyright congress held at the City of
Mexico In 1902 and Rio de Janeiro In
1906. The nation has certain copy
right treaties with foreign countries
and It Is the purpose of the Berlin con
vention to adopt a universal copyright
The two important questions before
the Berlin congress are the term of
an author's rights and whether the
right of translation should be fully and
completely assimilated to the right of
reproduction. The general sentiment
Is in favor of extending an author's
copyright privileges to a period of
fifty years, without the right of re
newal. The Issues are not such as ap
peal to the general public, but they
are of vital interest to authors and
publishers, who have suffered greatly
through International pilfering of
books, music and plays. American
and European authors and publishers
have suffered alike from this form of
theft and they should have Utile diffi
culty in reaching a basis for mutual
THE SERVANT PROBLEM.
It is something of a relief to And,
in the midst of a political campaign
that Is occupying most of the attention
of men, a new light on the servant
problem, a question that is with us at
all times, regardless of election results.
The new contribution on this topic
comes from the distinguished bishop
of Tasmania, who , carries the Aus
tralasia doctrine of absolute equality
among men into practice In his domes
tic affairs. He argues that no social
line can be drawn In work and that the
household servant is on just as high a
plane as the man or woman who works
for hire in any line. He contends that
the scullery maid and the charwoman
should be treated as the full equal of
the editor, preacher, expert engineer
or any other persons who works for
The bishop's theory Is far from new,
but he Is persisting In practicing It, In
face of the record of failure by others
along that line. He tells how he ad
dresses all of his servants as "Miss
Jones," or "Mr. Brown," or whatever
the name may be and expresses his
wishes In the form of requests Instead
of orders. Of course, there Is the other
side to the question. If the bishop In
sists that all the family and servants
are on the same plane, he should ac
cept an admonition from the coachman
to "Hurry up, Bish, old Sox, or you'll
be late to church," In the same spirit
of sublimated fellowship In which it Is
offered. It must be that the bishop
has a new variety of servants. The
average servant would resent any fa
miliarity with the mere folks who pay
NATIONAL STANDARD OF WEIGHTS.
Merchants and tradesmen generally
will be interested in the recent de
cision of Attorney General Bonaparte
that congress has the power to fix a
standard of weights and measures and
to compel the observance of such
standards throughout the country. In
compliance with his direction, the na
tional bureau of standards, created, by
a recent act of congress, has taken up
actively the legal standardisation . of
weights and measures throughout the
country. Short weights and doctored
scales will be doomed, If the plans of
the bureau are carried out and dealers
who have profited by this means of
petty larceny will have to reform or
seek some other method of defrauding
General Bonaparte's ruling has
caused much discussion among able
constitutional attorneys, some of
whom contend that the federal govern
ment, while having power to fix stand
ards, has no power to enforce states to
adopt them. The attorney general
takes the position that the power of
congress to fix standards, definitely laid
down In the constitution, carries with
It the power to enforce Its findings.
None questions the need of some gen
eral standard, as today the several
states possess standards that have no
regard to the legal standards fixed by
the nation. For Instance, a bushel of
apples weights fifty pounds In Arkan
sb, forty-eight pounds In four other
states and only forty-four pounds in
Maine. Broom corn seed runs from
thirty pounds to the bushel In Iowa
to fifty-seven pounds in Minnesota.
The legal standard for a bushel of coal
Is eighty pounds, but Pennsylvania
permits seventy-five and Kentucky
seventy-six. These variations open a
field for widespread swindling. In a
petty form, in which the consumer is
the sufferer. N
THE LOCAL 1SSVE.
The democrats, with their custo
mary modes of deception, are trying to
hide their candidates behind a ficti
tious issue. Under the shield of
"home rule" they hope to Insert into
the legislature a delegation that Is
pledged by Its platform to undo, as far
as possible, the work of the last gen
eral assembly. They also hope to se
cure the local county offices that are
being contested for by means of the
same fraudulent cry. The Omaha
Board of Education is also Involved in
The people of Omaha and Douglas
county should remember that the per
manence of the reforms secured by the
republicans depends on the election of
republicans to the legislature. It Is
equally true that the reforms secured
in the management of county affairs
depend on the continuance of the ad
ministration in control, and this means
to vote for republican candidates for
commissioner. It Is equally Important
that the republican candidates for
county attorney and coroner receive
support from their party. When it
comes to the Omaha Board of Educa
tion, the Importance of voting for the
republican nominees can scarcely be
overstated. For several years the
Omaha Board of Education has been
composed of men of unusually high
character and business ability, and the
conduct of the public schools under
their direction has been excellent. No
reason appears now why any change in
policy or personnel of the board should
be made and for this reason the voters
can easily affordto support the repub
The local Issue, then, resolves itself
into a question of endorsing ?ood re
sults achieved by supporting the party
that brought them about or rebuking
this party by selecting its opponents.
The choice here offered should be easy.
The total registration figures for
Omaha and South Omaha establish a
new record, and yet many voters in
each city failed to get on the list. This
was due to neglect on the first two
days, but the thousands who hurried
to the booths on the last day afforded
proof that the people are awake to the
Importance of voting this year. The
election will not be allowed to go by
default in Douglas county.
Out in the Fifth district Judge Nor
rls is making a campaign that indi
cates his triumphant return to con
F.ress. Senator Ashton is kept busy
explaining to the voters why he dodged
so many of the Important matters that
were bi'0ught up before the last legis
lature and has very little time left to
debate the "paramount issues." Fifth
district voters do not seem to be in
clined to make a change this year.
"It is not now generally believed that
Jim Dahlman, the cowboy mayor of
Omaha, will be secretary of war In the
cabinet of the next president of the
United States," says the, Los Angeles
Times. No, and the next president of
the United States will not appoint Gov
ernor Haskell of Oklahoma to bo sec
retary of the treasury.
In his speech at Madison Square
garden Monday night, Mr. Bryan re
peatedly urged the election of William
Stuyvesant Chanlor for governor of
New York. This Is only fair, as Mr.
Chanler has a fund of $500,000 raised
by the race track gamblers to aid In
Banker "Jim" Latta's record in the
Nebraska legislature is hitting him a
lot harder Just now than it did when
Edgar Howard first fired it at him.
The voters of the Third district are not
inclined to endorse the check book
The duke of the Abrunt may obtain
the king's consent to marry Miss
Elkins, but that will not end his
troubles. He will have to also get the
consent of an American sovereign
named Elkins. -
"The betting men have not con
tributed a 4-cent piece toMue demo
cratic fund," says Chairman "Flogy"
Conners. The betting men do not
bother with such small change as
Sons of Tom Taggart and Roger
Sullivan have been elected members of
the Yale Bryan club. To make the
circle complete. Governor Haskell's
son. If he has one, should be elected to
The fraternity will certainly appre
ciate the compliment bestowed by Mr.
Roosevelt In deciding that an editor's
job Is the next best thing to being
president of the United States.
The man who achieves a desire to
whip the editor may get what is com
ing to him by calling around at the
Mr. Taft s apeecli at Terre Haute on in
junctions and Judges was the clearest cut,
the soundest, the bravest and the best he
hss made In th entire campaign.
It was delivered as political, but it was
a legal brilliant, diffusing justice with
It was the stand of an upright Judge ex
pounding the law. regardless of clamor or
opposition. No American rltlsen can read
the speech, whether lie be republican, dem
ocrat, socialist or Independent without ad
miration of Its expression of equal rights
of all classes before the law.
If Mr. Taft had made this same utterance
in the same spirit two monts ago Indiana
would not have been so close as it seems
today, and Ohio and New York would not
need to be campaigned through.
Federal Judges, as all other Judges, must
not be representatives of classes of men
or of special interests. The scales of Jus
tice must be kept in even balance, and tha
pauper's rights must be as secure as those
of the millionaire. The revlllngs of the
lawless laboring men must be no more
heeded than the antagonism of railway
officials caught rebating or the gronna of
corporations under tha punishment of a
fine for Illegal acts.
Eugene Debs, John D. Rockefeller, Paul
magastne office after Editor Roosevelt
Senator Elkins says he does not
know a thing about the report that his
daughter Is to marry an Italian duke.
The senator should subscribe to some
A noisy Lincoln Bryanite has been
fined in police court for disturbing the
peace by shouting for his favorite
candidate. This certainly Is an out
rage. Defeat Spells Success.
One or two more defeats will make Mr.
Bryan a plutocrat.
The Feeling: of California.
San Francisco Chronicle.
California owes a large share of her
prosperity to protection, and tha people
will show that they appreciate tha fact
by electing a solid republican delegation to
oongress that will assist In maintaining the
During the remainder of the campaign
Governor Hagekll Is likely to be too much
occupied In trying to apply a 1600,000 poul
tice to his. wounded feelings to do much
spellbinding for his friend Bryan. Okla
homahorrible thought! may go for Taft,
as a consequence.
A Saoerb Keeord.
One of the most gratifying features in
connection with the world cruise of the
United States fleet Is the fact that no-
where has there been any trouble with the
sailiors and marines, and that Ira every
port they have upheld the good name of
the country and the honor of the flag.
The excellent record of the ships In this
respect deserve public recognition.
The Labor Vol and Bryan.
The labor vote will prove a grand fUsle
for Bryan unless it can be made fairly
solid for him., In all, paatelections, the
democrats have received a large proportion
of the trade union strength, and If It is
to remain divided In the present campaign
the gain to Bryan from the Gompers' alli
ance will be too small to make a presi
dent. Thus far there have been no such
convincing signs of tho political solidarity
of labor in support of the democratic
Silver Dollars Receding-.
Silver dollars have begun to disappear
from circulation In the west, and one dol
lar bills are taking the place of the cart
wheels. Why the west tolerated this bulky
currency has never been quit understood,
unless it waa through n sentimental devo
tion to the free silver theory. A few years
ago it was a rare thing to aee a dollar bill
west of the Missouri, but now pennies and
other eastern contaminations are accepted
as a matter of course. The doom of the
silver dollar was pronounced, so far as cir
culation was concerned, when the govern
ment decided it would no longer pay ex
press charges on shipments of silver dollars
Traffic. Picking; I p.
St. IjOUIs Times.
Railroad managers are beginning to see
daylight. Tracks that have been congested
by empty cars are giving up their loads.
The cars are being set In motion. En
gines that have been idle are hauling
The big crop of this year Is iru Itself as
surance that tha winter's business will be
good. Warlike disturbances cn the other
side of the Atlantic will do us no hurt com
mercially. Our own splendid peace with
all the world means unrestricted activity.
With the end of the present political dis
turbance this country will enter upon a
period of prosperity that wl'l pale even that
of the last f ve yeirs.
American tanned Meats.
The superiority of American canned
meats has again been demonstrated, and
this time In competition with products Of
British origin. Scotch chemists, after
thorough Investigation, found that British
tanned goods contained a larger percent
age of preaervatlves than did the goods
from American packing houses. Only 15
per cent of the American sample contained
preservatives, and some of those only a
trace, while of the British samples 40 per
cent were found to be treated with chem
icals, and In proportions largely in excess
of tha amount used by the Americans.
This official finding will tend to reas
sure the consumers of American earthed
PRESS POLLS OS fcl.ECTIOV.
Remarkable showlaa; Made by Po
Newspaper political experts in various
cities of tha country presented In last Sun
day's papera results of polls taken by cor
respondents In various northern states con
sidered fighting ground for the presidency.
All but ona Indicate the election of Judg-
Taft. A summary of estimates of the elec
toral vote follows:
Newspaper Taft. Bryan, ful.
Chicago Tribune (rep.) -M It
New York Herald liii. dum.)..au 1M 47
Chicago Reoprd-HeraM (ni.)..im 164 47
Baltimore American (rrn.)....i3 1M 43
PhlladflihU Press (rep.) kl 133 69
New York Times tnd. dm.)..27 ltB 43
Cln'natl Ekiqulrer (ind. em.).& 1W 47
New York World (dein.) 3u6 171 100
The New York World's doubtful list In-
eludes Indiana, Maryland. Ohio, New York,
Nebraska and WeK Virginia.
Total electoral votes, 483; necessary to
in the Courts
lrr (Ind. dem.
Morton and Samuel Gomper are Identical
In personal rights In the rlar sight of
Justice and before the mnjesty of the law.
The deslr of any set of mn banded with
special selfish interests to control or In
terfere with the courts or the administra
tion of Justice will not be tolerated for a
moment by the voters of the United States.
No presidential candidate should owe his
election to cliques or bands or classes, to
predatory Interests of either those who
have money or those who desire to pos
sess the wealth others have earned.
The prostituting of law to serve the mob
or the debauching of courts to shield the
rich can have no existence in the United
Mr. Bryan by coming out as clearly as
Mr. Taft on this Important Issue of Im
partial courts and Judiciary can firmly
bind both candidates to the cause of law
and order, the preservation of personal
rights and personal property.
Mr. Bryan's command of direct English
speech is well known, and It is in his
power In a few sentences to place himself
right before the people.
The democratic party has always stood
firmly against mobs and classes. It has
ever been the champion of even and exact
Justice to all men.
POLITICS IN NEBRASKA.
Fremont Tribune: Mr. Boyd missed only
one session out of 13$ sessions of congress,
whereas Mr. Latta was absent sixteen
sessions out of sixty-four sessions of the
state senate of which he was a member.
This record of comparative fidelity speaks
Sterling Sun: The Sun believes as much
as It believes anything, that If Bryan Is
elected tho people will experience lower
prices for firm products and a general busi
ness depression; and any man who believes
that way would be more than foolish to
vote for Bryan.
St. Paul Republican: Before you cast
your vote, look at your wife and your
family and stop to think whether you can
afford to vote for a change. The republican
party will bring prosperity and certainty.
The democratic party will bring doubt and
uncertanlty, halting and unsure.
Fullerton Post: Old and experienced cam
paigners who have witnessed forty years
of political contest In Nebraska, admit that
never before have they seen such spon
taneous enthusiasm and such sincere evi
dence of widespread approval and aupport
as that which greeted Mr. Taft at every
stage of his recent visit to Nebraska.
Central City Republican: Jim Dahlman
seems to have been yanked from the front
of the stage and stowed away behind the
scenery. Jim's Intentions were very good,
but his utterances were doing the cause
of the Peerless One no good. Jim shines
better at distributing the sinews of war
than he does In talking for publication.
Norfolk News: Tha fact that there Is
less noisy oratory of the spellbinding vari
ety, less burning of red fire and lesa clamor
and excitement In this campaign than In
some previous ones, does not prove that
there is less real interest in the Issues
involved or In the outcome of the election.
It means that we are thinking more and
talking less in fact, becoming Just a little
Beatrice Express: Democratic managers
are destined to disappointment If they
really think Nebraska farmers are In a
mood to respond with favor to Bryan's
appeal for votes. The farmers are capable
of doing their own thinking and have ideas
of their own. They know when they are
well off, and can be depended on to do
all they can to place the future of the
country In safe hands, free from the dan
gers of radical Bryanlsm. Democratic
managers don't want to count much on
the farmer vote.
Schuyler Free Lance: The populist party
In Nebraska is certainly all shot to pieces.
The few who aspired to office this fall got
left in the race and In each case where
the populist nominee was not the same man
as the democratic nominee the former re
tired In favor of the democrat, as did
Berge for governor in Shallenberger's
interest and Howard for congress In
Latta's interest and so on. All withdrew
but Quackenbush for attorney general and
he still sticks with a hope of winning out.
But he will be disappointed, for the tail
don't wag the dog In political fields.
Fremont Tribune: Voters should bear In
mind that it was the republican party
that gave them a 2 cent passenger fare, a
reduction of 13 per cent on freight ahlp
ments wholly within the state, and a de
crease of 25 per cent on express rates. The
enactment of any single one of these laws
would be sufficient reason why the party's
candidates should be given a vote of con
fidence this year. Tlte three laws named
constitute overwhelming reason. But these
three are a small portion of the meritori
ous performance of the party during the
last two years, so that the record stands
luminous and conspicuous In the state's
legislative annals. Governor Sheldon and
the entire state ticket deserves to be, and
we believe will be, elected November 3.
Central City Nonpareil: A party of bIx
traveling men sat at supper In ftie Schiller
hotel recently when one of them began
to expatiate upon the virtues of Bryan
and to tell how the following of the peerless
orator was Increasing dally. Finally he
paused long enough to notice that his com
panions didn't seem to be enthusing un
der his flow of eloquence and he asked
anxiously, "How do you fellows stand, any
way?" He almost swallowed his fotk when
each one cheerfully answered that he was
supporting Taft and was confident the
big secretary would be elected. The Bryan
admirer subsided abruptly and consumed
the remainder of his meal in a silence that
could be heard clear out in the office.
Schuyler Free Lance: What Edgar How
ard said against Senator Latta aa a reason
why he should not be nominated for con
gress was sufficient, for it was a bad
showing of hJs legislative record. It was
sufficient to prevent this editor from voting
for I.atta at the polls, although we were
not for Congressman Boyd. But Mr. How
ard la himself supporting Latta, which is
a good Illustration of what the partisan
editor will do and how inconsistent he la
at times. Howard knows that Latta is not
competent timber In the first place, and
that his legislative record was very ob
jectionable in the second place, and urged
It against his nomination, but he supports
him because he is the democratic nominee.
Newman Grove Reporter: I can't for the
life of me see anything in this state election
but a walkaway. We selected Sheldon by
a good majority, two years ago. Since
we ave tried him we found that he Is Just
what we want. I see no reason why he
should not have the vote of every repub
lican and populist In the state. At least
half the democrats ought to know enough
to vote for him. Then Brian, the state
treasurer. Is all right, don't forget him.
Another publio servant who should have
the same vote aa Governor Sheldon la Rail
way Commissioner Williams. Be careful
to make a cross after his name. Bishop,
for state superintendent of education, is a
new man. but he Is alright. Vote for him.
I guess tha rest of the state ticket Is all
right too, but I do not know a blessed thing
about It, V
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Why these grapes ? Because from the
healthful grape comes the chief ingre
dient of Royal Baking Powder, Royal '
Grape Cream of
and must be avoided.
Miss Mary K. Cheek of Toboso, O., Is
the only regularly appointed woman rural
mall carrier In the state.
Lobsters are to be so cheap that the
poor may have them, thus being deprived
of one Incentive to become rich.
The Topeka Capital remarks pathetically
that "Orvllle Wright, inventor of the flying
machine that conquered the air, is able to
get about on crutches."
Forty minutes after she had obtained a
position as stenographer with a grocery
firm In St. Louis Miss Ioulse Kelleher
gave up tho Job to got married.
Mr. William Farren, the veteran actor,
who has Just died at the advanced age of
83, waa the third In the direct line to bear
what la probably the oldest name continu
ously connected with the English stage.
J. C. Webb, the rich oil man of Texas,
who disappeared five months ago and was
supposed to be dead, has been found by
his partner at work in a Missouri sine
mine. He doesn't know how he got there.
A successful operation on the right eye
of Miss Jeanette L. Gilder editor of the
Critic for twenty-six years ' and for two
years past a staff contributor to Putnam's
Monthly has been performed at a New
York hospital. Since October 3 she has
been unable to do any writing. "She
would like to have her friends know," says
her niece, "that the ailment which made
It Impossible for her to do so has vanished,
and that she soon will he herself again."
THOSE! CAMPAIGN CO.TRIBI,'TIOXS
Studies of Subscriptions to the Demo
cratic Campaign Kind.
There are some Interesting features re
vealed to one who patiently studies that list
of subscription to the Bryan campaign
fund. The geographical division of tho
contributions Is not quite complete, since
it does not show the sources of the con
tributions of less than $100. But for those
of that amount and over the following pe
culiar facts are disclosed.
First, with regard to the stales where
there is alleged to be great Bryan enthusi
asm and a close contest, West Virginia
Is one of these states, and yet it appears
that the democratic excitement in that state
produced contributions to the Bryan cause
of J3S0 and of that sum $250 is the gener
osity of Henry G. Davis, who probably re
gards his contributions of 1904 as projecting
over into this year. Indiana Is another
state alleged to be aroused for Bryan,
and its enthusiasm loosens up in solid cash
to the tune of $1,600, of which $1,000 comes
through Thomaa Taggart from the profits
of French Lick. Nebraska, Bryan's own
state, contributes $1,750, outside of the prof
its of the commoner. Iowa, which some
democrats tried to enthuse, turns in $:"00. It
is not entirely Imaginary to think that real
Bryan enthusiasm would take concrete cash
form. Oklahoma exemplifies that In giving
$5,230, or more than any other state In the
union in proportion to population and wealth.
We take this showing to strongly Indicate
that Oklahoma will go for Bryan: b it the
opposite allowing from Indiana, IlUnois, Ne
braska, Iowa and West Virginia permits a
deduction the other way.
Another disclosure is this: The largest
total of contributions to the Bryan cause
come from the plutocratic and protection
ist stales of New York and Pennsylvania.
What according to Bryan logic .docs the
name of Samuel L'nternieyer, Standard OH
attorney, mean to the list? The entire
solid soutli gives in $100 in contributions
only a little more than half aa much as the
New York plutocrats. Perhapa the south
thinks that it does enougli for a candidate
of which it Is heartily tired by giving
him its electoral; but it is Interesting com
ment on the theory that a candidate Is
under bonds to the campaign contributors
when we find that New York and Pennsyl
vania furnish over one-third of the sum
composed of $100 subscriptions or more.
It is the purpose of the Ktate authorities to furnish
to the watfe earners, to the women, and to thft.fJuldfpn, a
suitable and safe place to deposit their savings. The sav-,-ings
bank is designed for no other purpose. Its invest-i
ments are clearly of the best, r'' estate mortgages and.
city and county bonds. Its methods are convenient. You
may deposit or withdraw your money at ybur own con
venience. Its terms are liberal all (savings accounts
draw 4 interest. ,' i( ,
We respectfully recommend our facilities to you and
tsolicit your business.
City Savings Bank
Oldest, Largest and Strongest Savings Bank in Nebraska.
Sixteenth and Douglas Streets.
are made with hanh mistral acids
LINES TO A SMILE. . . .
Inquiring niend What la that strlni
around your finger for?
Absent Minded Man To remlnoTltie eHhei
to register or to vote. I've forgotten whloh.
That's why I'm letting It stay. ChlcagS
Mlfklns Would It hurt your feelings If I
should call you a liar?
Bifklns Oh, no; but It might hurt my
knuckles. Chicago News.
"I trust." exclaimed the pious visitor ti
Convict No. 184, "that you see the error
of your ways."
"You bet I do!" was the ready response,
"and I've got a new system all framed up,''
"Old man Wllletta says he knows there's
a lot of burglar stuff buried In the lot
back of hia barn."
"Old man Willetts Is a. fraud. He don't
cntch me again. He snld there, was a lot
of gold burled by counterfeiters In hie gar
den. An' after I dug it all up he planted
potatoes." Cleveland Plain "Dealer.
Police Judge You say the Trlsnftr 'went
into your store and beat you ub? Why?
Mr. Cohen Becauae he couldn't beat me
dtv n, your honor. puck.
He I'm going to bring Johnson home
with me to dinner tonight.
She Oh, mercy, dear, don't, it's the cook's
day out, and I'll have to cook the dinnerl
He Splendid revenge. I owe him one!
new noiseless gun.
"The explosion, I understand.
audible," he commented.
"You are correctly informed," replledj
the Inventor. 1
"Take it away," resumed the commander-in-chief.
"The sort of shot that can be
heard round tha world is my style." Phila
tlalpi)la .Ledger,, t ..-,,, .-. , . ,
"I saw that chorus girl In a yellow "deal
the other day," remarked a casual ob
server. ."Why," nked his friend, "was she in a
"Not necessarily crooked because yel
low," replied the casual observer. "She
was buying some chrome-colored hair
puffs.'' Baltimore American. .,.
Blobbs You're pretty much stuck on Miss
Gohbs, aren't you, old man?
Hobos I was, once. But after what she
said to me last night. I'm not going to
pav any more attention to her.
Blobbs Gee! What did she say?
Hobbs "No!" Cleveland Leader.
THE HAT WUKSTIOX.
Clr. r,-ll it mil
The brim of last year's hat,
And stick thereon a hoot-owl or a bat;
Go clip the peacock'a iridescent tail;
. , . r . 1.1. , i f . u .
KJv seen 1110 Bjjct-ncu ciuiiwr, vi
Faint heart be stout
Go roll il out.
Go try it on
Pas rubber rain-hat, Just the thing!
A wad of velvet and d. turkey wing,
A polished door-knob too, to give U
a piece of head-gear up-to-date;
Oh scheming one
Go try il on.
Go raise the roof
Of last year's modest crown
Put back Into tlte bed-tick all the down.
Instead, a brace of ducks upon it tack.
Bills, feet and all yes all except th
Stand not aloft
Go raise she toof.
Go fork It out
That rusty strainer, from the rubbish pile
Right there vou hjvo extremity of style;
With hush-cloth Una securely, then a cover,
Then add a squirrel's tall, or else a
Oh cease to doubt
Go fork it out. ' .
Go get thy gun, . . .
Oh, Johnny boy, oh most cheruhlc kid
Go fetch a trophy for thy sister s lid.
Go fetch a niud-iien from the ooiy bog.
Also the epidermis of a frog
Cherublo one, -Go
get thy gun.
Go add a brim ' I
L'nto thy waste-basket, fair maiden, '
And cover all with black, put braid on,
Then add two feather dusters and scroti
Of parchment, th'?n a.ctnnuraou roll .
oh inaidf.i slln.
Go add tlte bn.T.
Omaha. BAYOLL' NTS TRELB.
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