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STATEMENT OF t"IRCLt,ATION.
State of Nebraska. Oouclas County, ss :
Oeor- B. Txschtick, treasurer of The
Pea F'tibllshlng Company, being duly sworn,
says that the ac-tnal number of full snd
complete copies of The Pally, Morning.
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during the
month of July, 1W. was aa follows:
1 41,740 17 41.S10
K 42, ISO
Returned copies 9,62n
Net total 1,282.412
liatly average 41.36H
GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK.
Subscribed in my piexence and sworn to
before me this Jd day of August, i:t09.
(Seal) M. P. WAL.KNR.
aebarrlhrrs Iravlim the cltr tem
porarily ahonlil have ' The lice
mailed to ttaem. Adtlrraa mill lie
changed aa often na reuueated.
If it was a 6late, It came through
without much damage.
How do you like the bed-sheet bal
lot now that you have tried It?
Texas has Increased Its assessment
$lj;t,o0. Nothing hurts Texas all
If f'ollce Judge Crawford runs that
way at the election, Judge Shoemaker
will regret that he did not stick to the
From what we saw of Spanish fol
tHers in I S98, we are not surprised that
the Riffs drive the little boys away
w honcver thre Is-a fight.
' Mayor "Jim" declares that he en
joys chautauquaing as an anti-prohlbt-tlon
debater. The real test is
vhethcr the audience enJoyB It.
(lubber Is bringing higher prices.
W e ail trust that our friends who went
into the rubber plantation business
Iftr-on years ago are doing wfll.
Cnder the new primary law, the
elt-ction officers have, it eayy tin ring
the voting hours, but they have to
earn ther money during the conn Ting
The eventual consolidation ' of
Omaha And Its suburbs is as sure as
fate, the only question being, when?
If It's good thing, the sooner the
Mr. Tail's weight Is down to 304
pounds nnd he has never lost his ap
petite. Senator Root would give up
his salary if he could get that lost
The late hot wave made a higher
record of fatalities In Kansas City
than in Omaha, but that's one place
where we yield precedence to the city
on the Kaw.
One thousand house have been de
stroyed In Japan by fires and earth
quakes. When we learn that a Japa
nese mansion usually costs about $4.50
the calamity does not seem Irreparable.
Tltusville will celebrate the half
century of coal oil's discovery. Re
marks about John D. Rockefeller, John
Are,hbold. Lewis C. Emery and Ida
Tarbrtl add nothing to the announce
ment. The hotel keepers in session here
want uniform state laws affecting t he t
conduct of their business. Must want
the nine-foot bed-sheet to operate on j
the same plan as Interchangeable I
William Winter has resigned from
the New York Tribune. The Old Man
Kloquent of the Tribune' dramatic
staff never had the quarrelsome look,
but If he longed for a fight he had the
right to it.
If the king of Italy really contem
plates sending Abruzzi to us as am
bassador, as he probably does not, the
object Is to study under Mr. Taft, the
greatest of all diplomatists, and not to
arrange a marriage with Miss Kather
Ine. This latter be Is capable of at
tending to himself.
Duluth ia preparing to handle grain
worth $100,000,000. In the vicinity
the wages of miners will be $18,000,
000. The genlth city of the unsalted
seas Is doing well since the inhabi
tants mastered the art of walking
straight up anj dowi: a landscape on
IOC per cent grade.
The County Ticket.
Th result of I hp primary In Doug
las county mum be highly gratifying
to al! republicans who were interested
chiefly In securing the nomination of
a strong ticket made up of competent
and trustworthy candidate, prac
tically Insuring stirr-eas at the polls In
To be sure, the county ticket, was.
In a large part, made up In advance
by the conceded renomlnatlon of the
present Incumbent, who had good
records of service to commend them
for continuance In office. A ticket
going before the people asking for an
other term for Sheriff Brailey, County
' Judge Leslie, County Clerk Haverly,
County Treasurer Furay, Register of
Deeds Handle nnd County Superin
tendent Yoder ought to be a winner
by Itself, ami with the addition of
strengthening material for the other
places to be filled It should be invin
cible. The ticket has been completed prac
tically along the lines suggested by
The Bee as best calculated to make it
a good fighting column. The selection
of John A. Scott and John Grant for
the long and short term commlsslon
ershlps Is recognition of the candi
dates wth the best claims. The nomi
nation of George McBrlde for surveyor
gives South Omaha republicans a rep
resentative In the list. For coroner
The Bee was of the opinion that Mr.
Riepen had laid the foundation for the
best claim by his party service In other
campaigns, but if It should turn out
that this contest, which Is close, favors
Mr. Crosby, there is no reason why the
latter should not be a vote-getter In
the election as well as In the primary.
The ticket nominated Is representa
tive of the community and of the party
and Is a harbinger of success.
October 2 5 is the date of the Dry
Farming congress at Billings, Mont.
The discussion will be devoted to that
system of cultivation which trusts In
deep and frequent working, whereby
the roots penetrate to a damp under
stratum of soil, attract moisture and
create a condition Independent of sur
face moisture. It would appear to be
a visionary project lf,it had not been
thoroughly tried by reliable men and
pronounced practicable. It resembles
several new ideas In the manner of
treating land In that It comes from
China, that Immense area where every
thing in agricultural experiment has
been tried and where large sections
have first been allowed to become
worthleBS -from aridity and then re
stored by fine working. It is a sub
ject of keen Interest because there Is
such tC- monster of power In the dry
regions of America if it can be awak
ened from its parched lethargy.
In the east land owners are reclaim
ing soil with the supplying of new
nitrogen. Improved varieties of clover
have given value to exhausted farms.
Cropping and seeding are a science.
Swamp lands and river bottoms have
been transformed into fertile fields.
But of all the modern efforts for the
extension of frultfulness nothing
promises so much as the two methods
which are being applied to the dry
sections of the west, irrigation tL
dry farming. Millions of acres, now
not only useless, but injurious and in
the way, will be restored to fertility
and the manifold uses of mankind.
Nearly all of this land is of a high
degree of natural fertility, reckoned
by the constituent substances of the
soil. All it needs ia more water or a
higher utilization of water. That gift
these new methods promise, and their
promise has been borne out by many
tests. The Dry Farming congress at
Billings Is a gathering equal in im
portance and fresh Interest to any
meeting of the year. The reports will
be part of genuinely national litera
ture. Air Navigation.
Most Americans dissent when they
hear that this country is far behind
Europe In airship Ideas and practice.
Ate there not the Wright brothers,
ahead of them all and honored of the
whole earth? So they are, but most
of the honors and encouragement have
come from France and Germany. Even
in the crude days of simple ballooning
It was nearly always Frenchmen who
bote off the glory of making records
and reporting discoveries. Farnam
and Santos-Dumont attained fame with
dirigibles ahead of the Dayton men
and their aeroplane. In Germany the
people have an excited Interest in air
navigation. In every walk of life the
fascination of the subject Is felt. It Is
sport, a social amusement, an object
of practical experiment and a hope of
wide utility. The government, always
military In Germany, takes supervision
of aero clubs and proposes to keep at
its command this force of practical
Representatives of five nations will
compete for the aviation cup at
Rhelms. Forty-five machines have
A balloon, with two Italians, reached
a few days ago a height of 18,375 feet,
or three and one-half miles. An
other surpassed the feat, but the use
of oxygen to sustain breathing detracts
from the human Interest of the per
formance. Dispatches tell us of the weekly
meeting of the Aero dub of Paris at
St. Cloud, the most Interesting feature
of which is the ascensions of the club
of women. The leading woman bal
loonist is Mme. Surcouf, who has made
177 ascents. It was in this park at
St. Cloud that the record flight of
Miss Moulton In 1904 started. The
women's club has eighty-three mem
bers. The ascents are frequent. Nine
or ten balloons may be inflated at once
on (he club lawn.
In Atuoric there are several aery
t lub. Many women have made ascents
and some have remained in the air all
night. Hut the Interest In tbla coun
try Is small compared with that In
Europe. Besides the Wrights, there
are few men who hav gften the sub
ject much consideration, though It
would Beem attractive to scores of
wealthy young men who have ex
hausted the commonplace means of
entertainment and do not care for
sports which have no mental side. The
best performers seem to be army of
ficers and, unfortunately, they seldom
have the private means for cultivating
America would not be known In the
world-fashion of aeroplaning tf it were
not for the Wrights and would be only
In the hindmost rank of balloonlsts.
If aeronautics Is to be an American
sport or study, there are few signs as
yet of the advance.
On the Wrong- loot.
The Omaha Bee. says that If th people
will only wait until the new tariff law geta
to working they will find that the tendency
Is downward Instead of upward. This Is
the same old cry of the stop thief to dis
tract the attention of tha people while they
plunder on. There is icarcely an article
In the tat if f schedule that is not raised that
Is generally used by the middle or produc
ing classes. Two big ships laden with cot
ton and woolen goods raced against time
last Friday to reach tha New York harbor
In order to get in before the tariff went
Into effect, but lost and did not get In under
the old tariff schedule and owners of these
cargoea will have to pay over $100,000 more
tariff under the new schedule. Does any
one doubt that the consumer must pay
this extra amount? Do we need to wait
longer than the time that we will buy these
goods to find out that the tariff haa been
raised? You may go Into any general store
within the next few weeks and ask prices
on any line of goods and then compare
them with what you have been paying and
you will not have to wait long to find out
that the tariff baa been raised instead of
lowered. O'Neill Independent.
In this rase the shoe is on the
other foot. The Importers who were
trying to get in under the wire with
goods on which the duty was raised
were not pretending to be benefactors
of the consumers, but were trying to
beat Uncle Sam's tax collector out of
the money they would thus save and
keep it in their own pockets. Whether
those ships had arrived in time or not,
the sale price of the imported goods
they carried would have been the
While talking about "Stop thief,"
why not stick somewhere near the
truth? None of the ships "racing
against time" were laden with cotton
and woolen' goods. The wool duties
are not raised and the cotton schedule
is but life changed from the Dingley
act. The one vessel figuring in a
spectacular role is described in the
New York World, a paper not friendly
to the new tariff, as follows:
The Pennsylvania had left Hamburg on
July 24, laden with a rich cargo of vin
tages, champagnes and Rhelns. Ita arrival
on the day before the new bill went into
force would mean a saving of between
;3).000 to I30.000 to the consigneea of the still
and sparkling beverages.
"Is there any doubt that the con
sumer must pay this extra amount?"
We think not. "Do we need to wait
longer than the time we will buy these
goods to find out that the tariff has
been raised?" Again we think not.
But we also think that it will be hard
to work up much complaint among the
customers of the general store at
O'Neill because the importers of a
cargo of costly wines lost out on a
gamble of from $20,0nft to $30,000.
Senator Cummins says that the
president did the best he could. Angels
could do no more. The insurgency Is
at peace, the roll of honor is dissolved,
the republican party is united, the
crops are good, Aldrlch and Lodge are
accepting the thanks of the blue-nose
voters and Taft is getting ready to in
terview the plain people of the west
and south. The democrats claim that
they will have a campaign next year,
but have no notion of what it will be
An ordinance has been Introduced
Into the city council to require the
I street railway company to provide
slip rails to enable its cars to pass
over hose lines laid during fires. One
would suppose that it would be more
to the Interest of the street railway
company than to any one else to pro
vide against interruption of traffic
which means loss of revenue. It
should not require an ordinance to
bring about this improvement.
Now just try to imagine what a
free - for - all, go-as-you-please big
entry race for supreme Judge would
be with a ballot to be voted at the
regular election containing nothing
but a long list of unidentified names
of candidates, with a legal prohibition
against any party endorsements,
recommendations, criticism, reference
According to discoveries made by
W. E. Curtis In Wyoming there are
ten unmarried men there for one
woman. Marriages made by corre
spondence, and even by advertise
ments, turn out well. This requires
national attention, though no relation
is established with water power trusts
or other topics of the day.
, Now begins the season of good
roads conventions, national and state.
The cause remains in its usual health
and takes on an accession of strength
when a railroad offers to carry free
the material for good roads. That's
the goods. Not why, but how? Is the
present question in the highway prob
lem. Director John Barrett Is making that
same informational address about
Latin-American richness in raw ma
terial and desire for capital. When
we wish to trade capital for raw ma
terial we need not learn Spanish and
travel to the Guitar rmnttj. The
United Stales is In that business Itself.
From the Prison association's com
mittee on paroleg th reader learns
that a life convict Is better out than
in. The common citizen will reply
that the old thought of deterring men
from crime ha a little something in
It. Anyhow, It will do for small boys
until we find a surer restraint.
There Is everything but similitude
In the ingenious democratic fling that
the insurgents make the republican
party look like the democrats of 1835.
The republicans might learn to look
like a rough house, but they never
could consent to go crazy.
Those New York legislative com
missioners who are touring the west
for a personal Investigation into the
operation of direct primary laws made
a grievous mistake in not giving Ne
braska one day of their time.
It is suspected that the dispatch of
a fleet of warships to Crete means a
carefully designed scheme of Cretan
business men to work up a scare. Cre
tans have long; had a reputation for
readiness of resource.
And now the wisehelmers tell us
that the flowing perspiration of last
week was good for the blood. He
gardless of that advice, the laundries
and soda fountains think well of the
Better Stretch It.
New York Herald.
Treasury department suggests that our
paper money should be made a little
shorter. It doesn't reach half far enough
Room for n t 'omc-Down.
The National Irrigation congress might
be willing to shade a little Its call on con
gress for a 13.000.000.000 bond Issue to be
expended on Irrigation and kndred pro
jects, but It no doubt has learned that It Is
a good rule to ask all you can when you
Suppose. We Hatted In.
Alfred Moaety. the distinguished English
educator, wants President Taft to appeal
to Germany to stop the present competi
tion in European armament. He says Eng
land Is willing to slop If Germany only
will. By successful Interposition Mr. Tafi
"would build himself an everlasting monu
ment." It is a delicate business, but Mr
Taft has come throtigh the tariff fight tin
scathed, and may be on the lookout for
new honors. But suppose William should
say: "Why don't you restrict your own
navy?" Wouldn't that be awkward?
Ml CH ADO ABOUT LITTLE.
Mlaplaelnsr of Decimal Mark Pro
vokes Moch Sound.
New York Evening Post.
The statement given out in Secretary Bal
llnger's behalf by the general land office,
would seem to leave but little of the con
tention that he has been giving away water
powers to any one who knocked at his
door. It la positively stated that "at no time
since the administration of Secretary Bal
llnger have any jner sites been filed upon
In Montana." A. little fiction that the Riv
erside Land and Live Stock company had
been allowed to take 1S.S68 acres w 1th
valuable water rights, proves on examina
tion to be due to the error of a corres
pondent who by omlting a decimal mark
converted 168. 68 acres Into the larger
amount. The only water on this arid atretch
Is two small springs, and the company that
obtained it Is not In the power business.
Finally the land office makes this positive
"The only water power e1te on the water
sheds of the Missouri river not now under
the control of the government under Sec
retary Ballinger's orders of suspension ate
sites which have been in private ownership
for several years, and two additional sites
which are improved and developed to run
the street cars and lighting plants of Hel
ena and Butte and the mines In Hutte."
The latter sites are, moreover, held un
der revocable permits approved before Mr,
Ballinger took office. If these were the
only Indictments Mr. Pinchot had agalnat
Mr. Ballinger, this reply leavea him In an
exceedingly silly and uncomfortable posi
tion; in fairness to him, his counter-blast
must be awaited prior to any final Judg
ment. But the merry war now being waged
cannot appeal to Mr. Taft as particularly
dignified or conducive to good administra
tion. PRISOIV POPll.ATIO..
Record of Convicts In State Institu
tion and I'ommltmeata in IU04.
In Slate m'ts all Instl
New Hampshire 418
Massachusetts 5 M
District of Columbia
South Carolina 1.04S
Indiana 2 i:i
North Dakota 203
South Dakota 2tf
Kansas 2 87K
New Mexico 2i"
Arizona 31 $
Percentage of distribution:
Sex. Native. Born. I'nknewn. Total
Mala 1 5 98 2 S3 7
Female 4 1 IS It I
Negre. Indian, gollan
Mile I'l M.7 lu t
r 'male 6.4 ! .i
Aggregate; Male, rt.5, female, 6
NEBRASKA POLITICAL COMMENT
Rentrlce Knpiens: In a nint nf non
partisan fecMne the Fremolt Herald Indi
cates that it may favor seme of the repub
lican candidate? for supreme Judges aftet
they have been Ttoitilnatrd. We wait with
interest the nnnie of thnse It will uppoit
Aurora Republican: The selection of
Havnard as chairman of llie republican
state ceneral committee was a happy
stroke In the mteiest of part succe.s.
He has experience anil will direct a
practical and earn -st campaign for a re
publican victory, and that means good
Grand Island Independent: It l merely
suggested to Maor I'ahlmsn that, here
after, he make his Indictments more
Specific and certain. While democrats
generally might have a clep.r conception
nf the charge, there might he others who
have only a vague conception of what a
four flusher is.
Scott's Bluff Republican: The selection
of Will Hayward as chairman of the re
publican state committee Insures an ag
gressive campaign. Mr. Hayward Is a
progressive republican and has effected
certain much needed reforms and he Is
not the kind that does all In their power to
keep the state in the hands of the demo
crats. Central City Republican: The willing
ness shown by republicans to rest on their
laurels last fall and not to follow up the
aggressive campaign of the legislature of
two years before had more than anything
else to do with their defeat at the polls.
The platform adopted by the state conven
tion was not agsresslye enough to satisfy
a commonwealth whnte appetite had been
whetted by the accomplishments of the
great reform wave, and who were not yet
satisfied. This year there were fw Issues
which the election this fall could affect
one way or the other, and the platform
adopted was strong In Its expressions upon
political Issues, but If the party expects
to win a substantial victory next year it
must convince the ptople that it Is still
lined up strongly for reform measures and
that II Is not teady to return to the cor
poration rule which characterized Ne
braska politics for so many years, and
was responsible for the deplorable mis
management and corruption in public,
Aurora Republican: The republican party
of Nebraska has cause to congratulate Itstif
upon being the first to endorse President
Taft for the presidency as well as the
first to endorse him for his firm stand
for downward revision of the tariff. Tn
tariff bill while not embodying everything
demanded by the Nebraska delegation Is
a real downward revision of the tariff. It
will result in making cheaper many of the
necessltiea of life while at the same time
offering protection sufficient to assure the
conllnued employment of American labor
at the highest wages paid to workingmen
anywhere in the world. President Taft could
not have won this victory without the uid
of the sucalled Insurgents. And among the
Insurgents none proved greater ability and
consistency of action than the Nebraska
delegation. The result should Inspire an un
precedented enthusiasm In Nebraska re
publicanism. Those who straggled away
from the fold last fall In order to reward
the enemies of the policies of Taft and
Roosevelt should right now clothe them
selves in sack cloth and ashes and silently
march back Into the fold. And they should
propitiate the gods of the party of Lincoln
and Grant by laying upon the altar this
fall the biggest republican majority since
the election of Roosevelt. Come now and
get back into the band wagon.
York Republican: The new chairman of
the republican state central committee,
Mr. Will Hayward, is alive, and that pleas
ant fact is already evident in the air about,
and tha emanations from the headquarters
of the party, In Lincoln. We lose sight of
a great many things in the flood of sense
less criticism, malicious abuse, and office
greedy glbberings that come from the op
position, and are too frequently repeated by
members of our own party. In a recent
letter Mr. Hayward says: "Nebraska is a
republican slate, always has been and al
ways will be. We believe it is so, because
the people are Intelligent, progressive, and
able to grasp the fundamental differences
between the party of ever-changing criti
cism and hypocritical pretenses of non
partisanship, and the party whose policies
carried into successful operation have made
the state and nation what they are." We
know that in this last sentence Mr. Hay
ward haa epitomized the entire situation.
We know that under the policy of the re
publican party the north has been de
veloped in advance of any other nation.
We know that the republican party de
stroyed the system that made the south a
free titide section, and that democratic
senators and congressmen from the erst
while free Hade south have been standing
shoulder to shoulder with republicans in
demanding for their own section a repetl'
lion of the policy under which the north
has prospered until some of us have lost
our heads in the presence of It all and are
trying to destroy the systems which madtf
us great and wealthy.
Kearney Flub- The Howells Journal, one
of the leading democratic weeklies of the
state, criticises the nonpartisan Judiciary
plank in the democratic stale platform,
which It says "reads well and argues well,
but has no place In practical politics." The
Journal believes In picking out "our best
democratic attorneys" and electing thm
to the supreme bench, and it touches a
feeling that is deep down in the hearts of
both democrats and republicans. The non
partisan theory is quite right, pure as
theory, Just a free trade is theoretically
correct, but. us the Journal points out,
It has no place In "practical politics" nor
yet in practical government. If the mind
of a Judge of the supreme court can be
warped by anything affecting his political
party. It will he affected Just as readily
If he Is elected as a nonpartisan as It would
If he were elected as a republican or a
democrat. The fact is that so far as the
iSFue has been raised in Nebraska 't Is
purely a fake play of democrallc politicians
with which the masses have no Interest
The kind of nonpartisan that is re'iulr'?d
on the bench la the Judge who will do bis
sworn duty as such where political Inter
ests are Involved, nnd we certalnlv no not
want a radical Judiciary that will sustain
evi 1 v eiuestionable or unconstitutional
political statute enaeted fot political pur
poses to gain a partisan advantage. So far
as the Hub is concerned, ami In this
respect it has numerous company. It does
not care whether the Judge is a republican
or democrat, so lor.g as he is a just and
an impartial Judge.
Heard that Hoar Before t
Kanms Ci:y Times.
Governor Haskell, who is under several
Indictments charging in in with land frauds,
accuses the gsand Jury of fraud. Similarly,
a number of indicted persona In Fan Fran
cisco charge that Mr. Heney, the special
prosecutor. Is a grafter. Also, the uprclul
Interests In Lenver allege that Judge. Ben
Llndsey, who exposed them, Is dlshoneet.
It Is a favorite and by no means original
form of retaliation.
Welcome to Aootber (jeeaa.
Bt. Ixiuls Times
The corn crop pessimista who had the
whole yield burned alve last week now
have another guess te make. Aa a general
rule nature ts r ot unduly severe if one
treats her kindly.
is the best place for Savings.
Von cannot 'more safely invest
your savings than by taking out a
3 Certificate of Deposit
in a bank which bus
Cash and Reserve Funds. . . .$5,500,000.00
Total Assets of over $13,000,000.00
The latest published statement .shows that this
bank has interest bearing certificates of $2,077,577.68
That attacking force should pause again
to reflect that If It takes Huston it has
to take Tom Lawson, too.
The slickest Job pulled off by the tleorpla
legislature In speclHl session was to hold
up near-beer saloons for the amount of it"
payroll. With a treasury otherwise cniplv.
the pile was as sweet as money from home.
William T. Johnson, long a resilient of
Chicago, who had been treasurer of Cook
county, member of the State Kail way
commission and Indian commissioner un
der 1'resident ' tiarfield, died recently at
the age of 74.
Cong" eshmun lleflin of Alabama, seems
to be a warlike person, but nobody will cen
sure him for his latest encounter. He un
dertook to thrash the homicidal tendency
out of a chauffeur, and, but for untoward
interference, might have, rttcceeded.
Chicago girls have been obliged to give
up dancing In thiir bare feet in a Ureek
drama which tin y will give In the open
ail, because the mass tickles their leet.
This eibstacle wiil bt lliot oughiy appre
ciated when one thinks how much there
is to tickle.
The unseemly haste of greedy creditors
threatens to spoil the well-laid plans of
Prince Miguel of llraKHiiza for annexing a
large bunch of American money with an
American girl attachment. Creditor
haven't seen the color of the prince's coin
for years, and Imagined they could file a
lien on the marrluge settlement before It
was completed. As the game stands, both
lose. The glti wins, If she is wise enotmh
to fly for home.
IXCREAStKO COST OF I.I1IM;.
Koine Fnrla Rrarlnav on the Funda
One or two facts In connection with the
fundamental causes of the increased cost
of living seem to have been established.
Obviously, there are not enough people
producing the fundamental necessities of
life. People have been leaving the faims
because the farms are not sufficiently at
tractive to hold them. It Is entirely possible
to make those farms attractive, and to do
this should be the aim of a nation bi
enough to see the need. The consolidated
rural school which teaches farm children
how to live well on the farms Is one lonely
beacon light eif hope. The man who has
lived In the city and moves to the farm,
carrying the grade of living of the city
to the country, is another. The movement
to relieve the farmer ef the unjust tolls
The most urgent need today Is an In
eiuiry Into the fundamental causes of the
soaring prices and a conceited effort to
bring about conditions that will change
that tendency. It is a governmental duty
to investigate this vital problem, and the
sooner It is undertaken the better for th.'
Tne Great and Gram
HiUiblt W ChwxasJhm
I ft CALLOW
There's Only One Best
that's tha Great M
make claims but here's the proof MaJeatta
Ramses outlast thma nf nnv ru k.. s
they're the onlv rununi
nd Char co ml I Iron nnrl
rust. Then, tha alr-tluht loin.,
your fuel bill In half and Blve.
In the year.
vi... - : - j j ' - 'piiuki in iuo oven aoor
S?ka.i?J2?p!;,U '-ns." rlCld shell bearing ny welnht-oren
Sin. ill i,l t.t?macali' fcoldln anything secure Uiat hap.
- - uuu
wuifW Charcoal Iron
'!.i!5" 0.1B '"J1 "h "an "'"ten
uuaer the ash pan no muss or
UCn excluilva M A 1FHTIT' 1... thl. p.naa
'" Practical, mora eerviceable, mora durable th
. - - ataau-a V Sl
a ' - waiiKcg asics
lflinl1t aKn -4 J
' THE STORY OF
Dopb SI Su
lorry states. f your dealer
Richard L. Metcalfe's New Dook
A companion piece to "Of Such
Is the Kingdom."
111 I nl
"Plea.se fomic nie.
run ocr on "
1 did not mean ft
"Oh. I don't mind forgiving von if 1 io
going to croak, but If I'm a simple hospiiai
cits.- you'll ei von s nil right when 1 .
out. " Philadelphia I a -dei .
"Why do you ,all that horse 'Si:iiine.
'Hecanse." answered Farmer Con:.- ..
he don't do nothlu' hut cut an' k: -Washington
The Customer I can t see how vou i
afford to Kive away a pair of robber o.
shoes with every pair of shoes you sell.
The I ifaler Then you rioni know linn
quickly rubbers ruin shoes. Clevelan.i
1 "Why don't you endow an Infants' hns
. i am no longer In business."
! "What has thai to do with It?"
"Vou doni expect tne to conlinue to
: advertise after I have retired from btisl
I ness, do you " Boston Herald.
t pgardson (slopping) It's tin kv. ihe
, cav. io pick up a pin If the point lies toward
' Aimn (after a short pausei- So 1 see. Ii
! might have been win se. old chap. Vou
broke only one of your eve glasses. Chi
Mrs. Hart My husband gol a letter lodav
alng something dreadful would happen
, If he didn't s. nd the w riter a sum of monev .
Mrs. Smart My husband gets dunned for
j Ills bills, tun. Boston Transcript.
I "Which do you like de best." sail
Meandering Mike, "de city or de country . '
I "Well." answered Clodding Pete, "iin
j closeness together of de houses In tow n
makes it convenient. Hut I likes de coun-
ij.v necause nere c just annul walkiu
enough to give you an appetite beiwccu
handouts." Washington Star.
THE FOSSIL HUNTER.
Arthur Chapman in Oeinver Republican
His name, or so he told ua, was Pen y
His business was dlggin' fer ancient
A milder mannered pilgrim n'er sidestepped
And nohooy suspected a hero blinked
One day a cloudburst took out the dam nt
Orn'ry Iraw :
IV Harold had discovered a dlnosaurus
liul he null his work a-diggin' and he
rode, like wind of wrath.
To warn the ranchin' people who mighi
he In the path.
The flood came on, a-roarin", a mile or
He could hear the big trees splinter and
the giant boulders grind.
Hut he beat the wall of water, and all
soula was Raved at last;
Jest sixty miles he raced, sir, with that
demon comln fast.
And incasurin' up the race-course he had
run so true and straight,
We found he' el made that sixty in ten
There couldn't no hoss do It? well,
one said it did;
What did he ride? well, SH anger, he
was the Fossil Kid.
And lie rode that dinosaurus he had Juel
dug up that day;
The drink's on you? well rather; hey,
cowboys, trot this was !
to life of
A.TKSTinii - . ....
muriA TntnBivai m.iu.l,.
in i nn,r..V..,T. .
vA.T "J 1"-
cta as a shovel and A tmri Ssh enp
danger of fire about a M AJKHTIO.
V (LVaMIO. 1 IUI VS w .--w
can buy rettmrdlamm of price
HtJiti ill llt'lll 1 T rDi T '" .
doesn't tarry MAJhrtflO
MAJESTIC GLORY '
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