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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
Btata of Nebraska. Douglaa County, ss. :
George B. Tsachuck, treasurer of The
Bea Publishing Company, being duly sworn
sys that the actual number of full and
complete copies of The Dally, Morning,
Evening and Sunday Bea printed during the
month of July, 1906. waa aa follows:
1 41,740 17 41,910
1 41.T80 II 40,300
r 48,00 It 41, MO
4 40,830 20 41,780
I 43,100 21 43,430
t 41.30 22 41,880
7 41,080 21 41,810
( 41,870 14 41.8O0
4110 38 40,160
10 41,760 21 41,870
11 40,660 2T 41,880
II 43,030 28 41,640
It 41,740 29 41,8
14 41,710 SO 4180
IS 41,870 11 41,630
Returned copies 6,636
Nat total 188,418
Jjally average 41,368
GEORGE- B. T528CHUCK,
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before ma this 2d day of August, 1909.
(Seal) M. P. WALKER,
Baheeribera tha city tem
porarily ahoala have Tks Be
nailed e theaa. Address will ba
changed aa vftaa. a yeejaeetef.
It must be that a nonpartisan Is a
democrat who takes aolemn oath that
ho li a populist
Tom Johnson li convinced that th
initiative la all right, but the referen
dum 8ometimea falls to work.
Now that congress has adjourned,
the treasury will have a better chance
to catch up on Its expense account.
To date no call by Governor Shallen
berger for an extra session of the Ne
braska legislature. Is a platform
Those congressmen who voted
against an automobile for use of the
speaker need not expect an Invitation
to ride in it,
Chicago claims to have the worst
boy Jn the world, and Indications are
that It has several of the same kind
who have grown up.
The rets worn in their hair by
women are justifying themselves. An
other life has been saved by a .rat
stopping a bullet.
Among other advantages of the ad
Journment of congress, the overworked
editors of the Congressional Record
will get a deserved vacation.
No one who takes a look at Ne
braska now while the fields are filled
with ripening corn will hesitate to ex
tend credit on orders from this state.
The designer's Initials are to be re
moved from the new Lincoln pennies
They might follow the Omaha plan
and put a tablet over the advertise
It Is eald that congress used up
10,000,000 words in debating the
tariff bill, and still some senator is apt
to think after he gets home that be
Champ Clark denies that the demo
crats in congress were divided on the
tariff. If Champ Is correct quite
few democratic eenators and congress-
men did a fine job of dissembling.
A new law In Alabama prohibits the
carrying of revolvers less than two
feet long. Any man who ever looked
down the mutzle of a pistol is ready
to affirm they are all that long.
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If the various states continue to
pass laws prohibiting the sale of liquor
on trains the railroad companies will
be forced to install locker clubs for
the accommodation of the thirsty.
Great Britain baa placed a real sol
dltr la command of the fortresses and
troops In Egypt and the Mediterranean
Islands, when indicates that the nation
is really fearful there may be trouble.
Twenty-eight million or the uew
Lincoln pennies have been minted, so
don't- let anyone convince you they
will be particularly hard to get
still requires more effort to secure the
110 gold pieces.
Half of Paris Is reported to have
stayed up all night recently to witness
aa execution. Time was In Part
when halt Its people remained awake
all night to avoid being the star per
former in such a drama.
After having sited up tbe prosperity
In the United States, its principal cus
tomer, the South. African diamond
monopoly, baa decided to raise the
price. If the figures are boosted too
high ye .will wear our old sparklers.
If Democrats Made the Tariff.
While democratic orators and or
gans are trying to persuade people
that revision hae not been carried far
nough downward, it will be interest-
ng to try to picture what the tariff
would have been had the people last
year voted tbe democrata Into power,
nd if the democrata had made the
In the first place, It Is almost Incon
ceivable that the democrats would
ave gotten together on any tariff pro
gram unless on a barter and sale basis
uch as governed the Wilson-Gorman
act, which was the last democratic
tariff from which the country suffered.
Assuming that the democrats, if in
power, would have undertaken to exec
ute their platform pledges we would
have to go back to tbe declarations
made by the Denver convention to get
some Idea of the direction in which
they would have headed. The Denver
platform favors "Immediate revision
of the tariff by the reduction of import
duties," and It goes on to explain that
the reductions should be made by put
ting on tbe free list all articles "In
competition with trust-controlled
products," with material reductions
upon tbe necessaries of life to be fol
lowed up by graduated reductions "to
restore the tariff to a revenue basis."
If the democrats had made the tariff
and had consented to be guided by tbe
Denver platform, the principle of pro
tection would have been thrown to the
winds. Everything produced by a so-
called trust, which in another place in
the platform is defined to be "the con
trol of as much aa 25 per cent of a
product in which It deala," would have
been placed on the free list with dlsas-
terous results to all the Independent
producers, who would probably have
to go out of business and give the
trust a free field.
Instead of having revision once and
over with, the democratic tariff would
provide for graduated reductions in
stigated by tbe same delusion that
would amputate a man's leg by Inches
in order to make It less painful. Tariff
reduction a little at a time until all
tbe protective features were eliminated
would have been tbe democratic pro
gram, and in tbe meantime the indue
tries of the country would have been
paralyzed and an army of wage-work
ere would be hunting for employment.
But this Is all on the assumption
that the democrats would have ac
cepted and acted upon the tariff plank
of the Denver platform. As is com
mon knowledge, tbe majority of dem
ocrats In congress openly repudiated
the Denver platform and denied Its
binding force by voting for protective
duties on particular schedules In which
their local constituencies were Inter
ested. It stands to reason that they
would show no less concern for their
home industries if they were making
a democratic tariff.
It is easy for the democrats to crlti
else where they have no responsibility,
but tbe people knew what they were
doing when they declined to entrust
the work of tariff revision to the dem
ocrats, and when they contemplate
what havoc a democratic tariff would
have created they will not regret the
decision they made last fall.
Unrest in Mexico.
Latest developments indicate that
the political discontent In Mexico is
more serious than at first supposed
President Dias had so -long maintained
peace and stability that it was taken
for granted there waa no deep-seated
or widespread discontent, but the re
moval by the central authorities of a
number of state governors, many
chiefs of police and other official
justifies the belief that such drastic
measures would not be taken for
Even though tbe troubles in Mexico
should become much more serious
than now, it is not likely that this
country would be Involved so far as to
bring an intervention by the govern
ment. There is. however, so much
United States capital invested in Mex
ico and so many of our citizens resid
ing in or engaged in business there
that the disturbances become a matter
or concern. President Dias is an old
man and not apt to live out another
presidential term, and if unrest
threatena revolution now it makes
more difficult to foretell what the re
suit when he dies.
Aside from danger to American
financial Interests the Influence of the
Mexican uprising on other Spanis
American states will be bad. In its
efforts to bring about greater stability
in South and Central America, the
United States has pointed to the ex
ample of Mexico and what peaceful
conditions had done for that country
and It would be a severe reverse
Mexico should be held up to u as
Cotton Crop and Export Trade.
The government report of cotton
crop conditions Indicates that with a
largely increased acreage the total
yield of tbe United States will be fully
t, 000, 000 bales less than last year
With .the Increased consumption, due
to renewed activity in manufacturing
these figures foretell a large decrease
In tbe exportable surplus. As cotton
Is the largest single item in American
export trade, unless other conditions
change, there is r prospect 0f a atlll
larger balance of trade against the
country than during the fiscal year
just closed. The exportation of raw
cotton in the fiscal year ending July
1, 1908, the last available statistics
was 9437.718,20 worth, and of man
ufactured goods 135,177,758, bog
products being the nearest approach
to these figures with f 124,806,125.
The large decrease In quantity ex
ported, however, will be partly com
pen sated for b the increased pries,
but even with that experts estimate
that King Cotton will bring less by
many million dollars Into the country
than last year. Such a condition dur
ing tbe preceding year might have had
serious consequences, in view of the
trade stagnation of the earlier months,
but under existing conditions financial
experts do not think an unfavorable
trade balance from this cause will
have any serious effect.
In the report of the treasurer of the
American Economic association, which
Is just out, In the printed proceedings
Is tbe following recommendation:
To avoid, not the reduction of our sur
plusfor, as a scientific association, we
are not interested in maintaining a sur
plus Inviolate but an unwise expenditure
thereof, I suggest the advisability of an
Immediate change In our work of publica
tion. The regular quarterly Issue of a
monograph should. In my Judgment, stop
t once. The accumulated dead stock of
Publications shows that over two-thirds
of our monographs are of no appreciable
Interest to our own members or to any
The Publications of the American
Economic association, which have
been Issued continuously for twenty-
five years, are, for tbe most part, dis
sertations on subjects of economic
theory or history. They are usually
such economic works as no private
publisher would undertake to put out
except under indemnification against
loss, and which would not be pub
lished at all if the authors had to
guarantee possible deficits.
The treasurer of tbe association
justifies his recommendation against
continuing to publish these mono
graphs by the assertion that the stock
of any really valuable monograph Is
sued is soon exhausted, and yet only
six or eight of them have been in such
demsnd that they are no longer for
sale except In reprint or with com
plete sets. Examination of the ad
vertised list of the association's pub
lications shows that It has from the
start issued approximately 100 num
bers of these monographs, of which
four have gone Into second editions
snd only eleven are unavailable for
supplying current demand.
This information is doubtless an
eye-opener to people who have the lin
presslon that a large and eager audi
ence stands ready at all times to ab
sorb everything savoring of political
economy which may be launched Into
general circulation. The more plaus!
ble explanation, however, is that the
dissertations of political economists
are too often on such uninteresting or
obsolete subjects, or disguised in such
sbstruse language, that the ordinary
man could not understand them if he
The experience of the American
Economic association is doubtless also
the experience of other scientific so
cieties whose chief function Is to fur
nish avenues of publication to de
scriptive or literary productions of
their members. The dead stock of the
publications of all these organizations
must be something colossal and the
waste of effort and money decidedly
The American Economic association
Is going to meet the condition by dl
mlnishlng the amount of monograph
material to be Issued in printed form
without, however, closing the door to
anything that seems really merltori
ous or worthy. T,he dead stock of
aclentlflc publications ought, without
question, to be reduced, but the only
effective way 1b to reduce It before it
comes off the printing press.
Growth of Public Expenditure.
From every civilized nation in the
world comes tbe complaint that gov
ernmental expenditures have greatly
Increased. The annual budget of
Great Britain in 1890 was 86,000,-
000 and for the current year 150,-
000,000. The German imperial ex
pense bill has Increased from $180,-
000,000 in 1888 to $600,000,000,
while the public debt of Germany has
risen from nothing in 1870 to $1,000,-
000,000. The French budget for 1897
celled for $660,000,000 and the cur
rent budget demands $805,000,000.
A few years ago, when the appropria
tions of the United States congress
for the first time passed the $1,000,
000,000 mark. It was heralded as a
scandal and was made the rallying cry
of the political opposition. Compared
with other nations tbe expenditure
of the United Statea are enormous,
but the country !s young and demands
greater sums for development, Its
territory Is more extensive and, like in
private life, the same things cost more
here because of our higher scale of
living. The increased cost of govern
ment with us does not stop with the
federal administration, but is carried
down through the states, municipal!
ties and school districts, and like con
ditions prevail abroad.
The causes of the Increase are not
difficult to find. Common impulse
charges It all up to the era of mill
tarlsm which has seized the world and
from which no nation feels safe in
departing. The machinery of war
would cost vastly more than it did a
decade ago, even though numerically
tbe army and navy were no larger
Undoubtedly both In this country and
abroad military preparation accounts
for much, but theije are other ui
avoidable reasons why government
costs more. Practically all the na
tlons are growing in population, if not
In territory, and this means added ex
pense. But above It all Is the fact
that government today does more for
the citizen than ever before. Govern
mental agencies have been multiplied
to meet the more complex conditions
of modem society and every year sees
soma new activity to meet new de
mands. From tbls there is no pros
pective relief if governments are to
continue to fulfill their functions
The only thing which can be done Is
o hold In check the visionary and ex-
ravagant, but tbe people constantly
require more of government and more
government costs more money.
A Blossoming Desert.
From a railroad folder we take the
following, which Is given under the
For the purposes of taxation, the real
nd porsonal property owned In this orig
inal part of the American desert Is valued
t $4.15,00(1.000. and, as this Is scaled at one-
fifth value, this barren tract Is worth
12,000.000,000! Our Improved lands are
worth $145,000,000, unimproved 1,000.000;
horses, mules, cattle, sheep and hogs,
$120,000,000. In 1008 we had 548.000 acres In
alfalfa, which produced 1.860.000 tons, val
ued at $14.D0O,O00; of oats, I.STAO00 acres,
yielding 68,200,000 bushels, valued at $22,ROO,-
000; of wheat. 2,D4",000 seres, producing
43,840.000 bushels, valued at $37,268,000; and
of corn, 8.339.000 acres, which yielded 178,
600,000 bushels, valued at $89,900,000. We
ante third among; the corn-producing states.
and our hay crop was worth $41,000,000,
exclusive of alfalfa. In our western bor
ers, where Irrigation Is necessary, we
have obtained magnificent results.
Is there a state in tbe union for
which a more striking exhibit could
be made? Is there a man living who
studied geography a generation ago
and found sprawled across the map
Great American Desert" who would
at that time have believed such a
transformation could have been
worked by anything short of a mira
cle? And yet we should all remember
that the blossoming desert has been
only scratched and that its full possi
bilities are yet to be developed.
Who would venture to make a pre
diction as to what will be the value
fifty years hence of this barren tract
that was universally adjudged to be
worthless fifty years ago?
Ethnology of the Spaniard.
The Spanish people are usually
spoken of as being Latin, but, In fact,
they are one of the most thoroughly
mixed races In the world. The orig
inal inhabitants of tbe Spanish penin
sula were Iberians, but before authen
ticated history a great eruption of
Celts came in from the north, the ad
mixture producing tbe Celtlberlans.
The Phoenicians, the first of the
world's great mariners, founded colo
nies on the coast of Spain, traded with
the Interior and left their Impress
upon the people. Tbe Carthagenians
overran the country and intermarried
with the natives, and were, in turn.
followed by the Romans, who gave the
people their language and an infusion
of Roman blood.
With the fall of Rome, the Vis
goths and other barbarians from the
north took possession of Spain and
held sway until overwhelmed and
driven back by the Moors, or more
properly speaking, tbe Saracens. The
remnant of the Visgoths not remain
ing in the section conquered by the
Moors retreated to Biscay, and now
go by the name of Blscayans, a raca
distinct from the other Spaniards.
When finally conquered, all the Moors
who did not renounce the Moham
medan faith were driven out, although
enough remained to leave an indelible
impress upon racial and national char
Again France came over the moun
tains to help In the wars against tbe
Moors, and it Is their descendants who
now inhabit Catalonia, the chief city
of which is Barcelona. The Cataloni
ans neither like the people of tbe
other parts of Spain nor are they liked
In addition to the great race amal
gamations in Spain due to conquest,
there has been tbe admixture, common
to all peoples, of every race in tbe
world from tbe migrations of individ
uals. A study of the races which go
to make up the modern Spanish popu
lation will easily show why they are
Impetuous and high-tempered, person
ally brave, but hnpatlent of restraint.
The only so-called coldblooded race in
the entire mixture is the Vlsgoth and
the companion tribes which came with
them out of the German forests to the
north. This ethnology of the Spaniard
may help to understand the seething
condition of the Spanish nation at this
An Achievement of Telegraphy.
A remarkable development of mod
ern utilities is tbe opening of a direct
telegraph line from London, through
India, to Burmah, Slam. A message
is transmitted the entire distance of
7,970 miles without relaying, or at
least it can be and has been done. For
total number of miles of wire coupled
In one circuit the feat has been often
exceeded, notably when "time" Is sent
all over tbe United States on one cir
cuit every New Year's midnight. The
new line, however, twice dlpe under
the sea, crosses mountains snd goes
through dense forests and over
deserts, combatting every degree of
temperature from cold to tropical beat,
dense bumldtty and tbe aridity of the
desert. Such Is tbe development In
tbe few years since Morse startled the
world by sending a message by electric
current from Baltimore to Washing
ton. To Great Britain this telegraph and
cable connection means much more
than a triumph over natural condi
tions. It Is the first visible step In its
policy of solidifying tbe empire by
bringing all parts of It more closely
in touch with each other. There were
telegraph lines and cables before, but
they were roundabout, following the
former British plan of keeping the
means of communication solely within
BrltUb territory. While tbls answered
the purpose of war, it lacked direct
ness, consumed time snd was need
lessly costly. The new route goes as
near straight aa possible, disregarding
national boundaries. It Is proposed to
follow this with similar lines to every
part of the emslre and to cheapen tel-
egraph tolls, even if the government is
forced to reimburse the companies for
financial loss. It Is rerf of a far
seeing move of British statesmen to
make the empire one In sentiment and
fact as well as In name.
Here is a chance for the "Trust-
Dusting" governor of Oklahoma to get
busy in the Interest of humanity. The
farmers there who have good swim
ming holes on their land are said to
have Combined and charge 10 cents a
dip. This msy not be a tax on a
necessity In Oklahoma, but it would
be so considered In mauy states.
Two prominent astronomers are
now Indulging In a hot argument as
to whether the planets were originally
detached from the sun or were cap
tured from space by the sun. As
there sre no eye witnesses and the
origin af record has been lost, there ap
pears to be no way of stopping the
Tbe csar has seen King Edward's
fleet and now the kaiser is going to
ebow him Germany's. After looking
them both over he may make up his
mind which one he desires to line up
with, or he may take a notion to let
them fight It out first between them
selves. One hundred thousand dollars a
year is taken from the allowance of
the young king of Portugal to pay bis
father's debts, and it Is figured it will
take twenty years to liquidate them.
It has not been arranged up to date
who is to pay the present king's debts.
Ab a matter of economy the presi
dent of Nicaragua has reduced his cab
inet to one member. As tbe president
is reputed to run the whole machine
himself, he might dispense with even
the one cabinet minister if he did not
need a messenger boy.
Summer's CroiaTa of Sorrow.
St. Louis Republic.
'Tls sorrow's crown of sorrow when the
man detained at home has to listen to the
fish stories of returning friends.
I-onr-Kelt Want Infilled.
Noiseless cannon Is to be the next thing
tn military equipment It would ba more
of a benefit to suffering humanity If this
Maxim silencer could be applied to tariff
orators and let the cannon boom.
What School Fade Conceal,
fit. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Mrs. Toung, the new superintendent of
publlo schools in Chicago, starts off well
by saying that during the last decade edu
cational work In great cities has been over
burdened with fads. She might have added
that behind nearly every fad has been con
cealed a graft.
Old Religions Are Deat.
Dr. Eliot does not seem to be meeting
with much sympathy or encouragement In
his "new religion" Invention. The world
seems to prefer the good, old-fashioned
sort, which has lasted It tor some cen
tuiies now. Though many new religious
theories have arisen since, not even the
science of all the schools appears to have
Improved to any extent on the decaJogua
PEBS0NAL AND OTHERWISE.
Tom Johnson of Cleveland smashes the
record of the Fairvlew orator by a soore
of four straight defeats.
Smashing of aviator records may be
viewed with complacency so long as necks
are not broken.
The loyalty of the weather clerk to tbe
Farmers' Alliance is as beautiful In Its
persistence aa it is copious In perspira
The Jackson cocktail, composed of equal
parts of hard elder and ginger, Is the
warmest thing In Kansas, excepting the
The honor of "dootor of literature" has
been conferred on Miss Ida Tarbell with
out exploding an oil tank at Focantlco or
The proposed export tax on American
heiresses can bo revised upward without
Miles of woodland skirting the shores
of Cape Cod are ablase and all New
England prayerfully sob for rain to save
A Chicago woman of romantic temper-,
a ment last year slid down a ropa at
midnight to elope with the man of her
choice. Last week aha slid into a Chi
cago court sobbing for a divorce.
SECULAR SHOTS AT THE PULPIT
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: An Indiana
preacher who delivered short sermons has
been willed aiity acres of land by his chief
parishioner, who has Just died. Brevity
Is the half-sole of wit.
Washington Herald: A couple of Georg
ian ministers fell out over the prohibition
question the other day and one referred
to the other as "a loud-mouthed, long
haired freak." Prohibition fights certainly
do develop an occasional elegant Una of
talk between friends.
Charleston News and Courier: "I feel
so good I Just imagine tbera are angels
running up and down my back," was over
heard at a religious meeting recently. We
do not wish to appear rude or unsympa
thetic, but we are inclined to believe that
the speaker was a little buggy.
Baltimore American: A pessimistic
preacher in Pennsylvania thinks that Chris
tianity In theee days la deteriorating be
cause of women's peach-basket hats. Of
course, pessimism like this represents the
veiy inertia of melancholia, but to other
minds Christianity will appear robust
enough, even in these degenerate days, to
survive worse evils than vegetable and
fruit trimming on fashionable millinery.
New Tork Post: The successful minister
Is born, not made. By the use of whatever
tools, vitalising though he may be com
pelled to the oldest and mouldiest conven
tions, he cornea to hU real work by virtue
of qualities which a theological education
can neither give nor take away. If he has
the soul to endure as one' seeing the In
visible, and a heart to throb in -unison
with all the varied humanity about him
and to all this adds the sense of a high
mieslon and the burden of a spiritual mes
sage, he need not trouble himself overmuch
to become "socialised." He will find his
true power and wield It. Into the striving
and sorrow of the world hs will be able
to bring something of peace and comfort,
and will be the better enabled to do It for
having braced his mind by hard study and
fed his spirit by long meditation while tbe
SERMONS BOILED DOWN.
The only way to build on the rock Is to
do the right.
To dodge the facts Is in tho end to de
stroy the faith.
nen a tiinn's faith makes his head hot
It conceals bla heart.
The sene of Imperfection may be the best
evidence of a faint
t'ndue anxiety about white hands often
causes black hearts.
lie Is marring his character who Is not
milking it by his buslr.tes.
He who is looking for a chance to feci
hurt never has to wait long.
New truth Is found not by kicking at the
old but by leaving it behind.
He who Is only skim milk In character
tries to be cream In conversation.
There is no coming Into the heritage of
life without leaving your old home.
Ihe most heavenly truth may be evil
when It forms a barrier between brothers.
It Is always easy to kt:ow whether to
forgive your enemy after you know how
big he la.
It would not be strange if the world were
blind seeing the freaks who are ever trying
to get In its eye.
The world is being helped not so much
by our admiration of the gospel as by our
practical interpretation of It.
Many salnta think they have fixed their
foundations If they have but made sure
of having the right number on the front
door. Chicago Tribune.
Does your wife cry when she gets
"Xes," answered Mr. Meckton. "It Isn't
the heat of her temper that distresses m
so much as the humidity." Washington
Mlss Katherlne My sister Jessie Is rnlna
to marry Mr. Hill. Ha cornea of a vary old
family, I believe.
Mr. Kidder No doubt. I've often heard
people ue the expression, "As old as the
Hills." Boston Record.
"Why don't you have nice little hanria
like Mr. rilmley, OeorgeT"
frimieyi Why, Prlmley's a slssv."
"Maybe he Is. but his wife told me he has
buttoned the twenty-seven buttons on the
back of her best gown In seventeen sec
onds by a stop watch." Cleveland Plain
'My daughter Is a fine Dtanlat. Have
you ever heard her piny?" asked the lady
from next door, oalllna.
"Heard her!" exclaimed the other. "Of
course we've heard her! Tou don't think
we can keep the windows shut all the
time, do you?" Vonkers Statesman.
"T fhmirht vmi and Xf Dmbk .
th best of friends."
"We were until we rented a summer cot
tage together." Detroit Free Press.
"Hnw la It thit ?H I. a u.u...
nuarrelanme? Kha ttmmA n ha., , u -
'1 know, but the last year she has been
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1 I T sTst Jtaisfsnii -is 11 KSaM
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This beautiful Piano for $125. Full eijed upright piand to
foi on your choice of five moat
Buy it your own way is the slogan for piano seekers at the
warerooms of Omaha's Popular Piano house. A modern upright,
and beautiful to the eye, the equal of any piano offered at double
this price you can buy on the
FREE STOOL, FREE SCARF, FREE DELIVERY, FREE
TRIAL.. $1.00 per week five different prices take your choice
the length of time we wait for our pay on this piano is what
fixes the price) a simple calculation.
Spot cash $125
$25 down, $10 monthly, 12 months' time $140
$15 down, $7 monthly, 20 months' time ...$160
$10 down, $6 monthly, 29 months' time. $155
Nothing down, $1 per week, 4 years' time .$176
Over 35,000 people have bought pianos and organs of X.
Hospe Company, the oldest personally conducted piano house In
the west, and this means that th best values and lowest prices and
the west, and tbls means that the best values and lowest prices and
Mason & Hamlin, Kranlch & Bach, Krakauer, Kimball, Bush &
Lane, Hallet & Davis, Cable-Nelson, Hospe, Burton, Cramer and
Thirty-five years of square dealing.
A. HOSPE COMPANY
1513 Douglas Straot
Corn Exchange Bank
(Capital Paid la $300,000.00)
This new bank, organized by Omaha men representative
of the larger business interests of the eity, and with a cap
ital larger in proportion to its liabilities than any other
bank in Omaha, offers it services to discriminating people
as a safe place in which to carry a bank account.
If you wish to open a new account, or make a change
in your present banking connections, you will find this bank
fully equipped to handle your business in the best possible
We promise courteous treatment and careful personal
attention to all business entrusted to us.
JOS. HAYDEN, Pres.
J. W. THOMAS, OaAhier.
slnping In a church choir." Baltimore
Mr Timid hsrlne: noise st t a m I
th-thlnk. my dear, that there s a m-man In
Mis wife (scornfully) Not In this room.
ltoston Transcript. 1
t ii.hinnnn-Anil (here vow were, at
.1 o'clock In the morning, hugging that
cigar store Indian
Mr. I.ushlnaton-Purely, my near, you sm
WHEN OLD AGE COMES.
Purges Johnson In Harper's Magailne
If Ood arsnts me old age,
1 would are some things finished; some
Some stone prepared for builders yet
Nor would I be the sated, weary sage
ho sees no stranga new wonder in eacn
And l:h me there on what men call the
Crowd memories from which I cull the
And live old strifes, old kisses, some old
For If I bo no burden to myself
I shall be less a burden to the rest.
If Ood grant you old age.
I'll love the record writ In whitened
I'll re.id each wrinkle wrought by pa
As oft na one would scan a treasured
Knowing by heart each sentence graven
I'd have you know life's evil and life's
And gate out calmly, sweetly on It all
Serene with hope, whatever may befall;
As though a love-strong spirit ever stood
With arm s,bout you, waiting any call.
If God grant us old age.
I'd have us very lenient toward our
Letting our warning senses first grow
Toward sins that youthful sealota can
While we hug closer all the good we
I'd have us worldly foolish, heaven wise.
Each lending each frail succor to with
stand, VngriidKlna:. ev'ry mortal day's demand;
While fear-fed lovers gase In our old eyes
And go forth bold and glad and band In
SALT SULPHUR WATER
also the "Crystal Lithium" water from
Excelsior Bprlngs, Mo., in 6-gallon
S-gallon Jug Crystal Llthla Water. .a
8-gallon Jug Salt-Sulphur water g2.23
Buy at either store. We sell over 100
kinds mineral water.
Sherman & McCoonell Drug Go,
Sixteenth ansl Doslgt Sla.
Owl Drug Go.
Sixteenth and Harney Sta.
T. E. STEVENS, Vice-Prea.
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