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Slate of Nebraska. Douslas County, as.:
tworge H. Txsrhtirk, treasurer of The Be
ruonshlng Company, being duly sworn,
says that the- actual number of full and
complete codes of The Dally. Morning,
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GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK.
Subxciibcd In my presence and sworn to
before nie this 2d day of August, 19U.
(Seal) M. P. WALKER,
nbaerlbers leavlac thai city tem
porarily should have Tke Be
mailed) to the a. Addresa xtill M
ihaaged as often as recreated.
Has anybody thought of trying ben
soate of eoda on Harrlman?
The grocers' and butchers' picnic i
losing its tallsmanic power. It hasn't
bad to be postponed for ratn for ser
eral rears. ,
What shall an ultimate consumer do
. when he yearns for an aeroplane and
a champagne, bathT Raise the price
of corn if he can.
Corporation taxes back away from
the uproar, while benzoate of soda
and Prof. Remsen come; to their own
Take them In their order.
M. Paulhan travels eighty-three
miles in an aeroplane. It la all over
and. the flyer is ready for proper treat
ment by a holding company.
Does Harry Thaw get In with the
starved magnates T His mother says
so, and who knows more about
man's stomach than his mother?
The next circus season will adver
tlse on the gaudiest posters the by'
plays of the bl-plane. Rhelms has
assured the success of the venture.
One multimillionaire declares that
aviation is no longer a sport, but is a
commercial Investment Is this what
dragged Mr. Harrlman off to Europe?
It was falsely reported that a Van
derbilt was shot. The excitement .was
short. - It ' does not matter so much
now what happens to a Vanderbllt as
it used' to.
Governor Shallenberger and his
colonels are once more home, to find
that the state did not suffer in being
administered a few weeks by a repub
lican acting governor.
Chicago Is inclined to have faith In
Chief of Police Steward. He does not
make stump speeches or say that th
force would be the finest if the politl
clans would let It alone.
Omaha's city council is having trou
ble to hold a quorum., We thought
there was something In the city char
ter for a forfeiture at pay for coun
cilmanic absences without leave.
New York is tickled to learn from
one of .the Oklahoma -'girls In town
that a male person who proposes by
letter may be a gentleman, but In
Caddo is not man enough to vote.
The Vandalla has ordered Its term!
nals moved from East St. Louis to St.
Louis. If the Missouri town is not
watchful .there .will be no basing line
between New York and the Missouri
Mayor Jim is going to pull off one
of his prohibition debate stunts at th
State fair. The fair la held In the
suburbs of Lincoln and In th county
of Lancaster. This Is recognition and
Walter Damrosch utters a mouthful
of talk on raising . the standard of
muslo in Chicago. Whereat the firm
ment resounds with the name of Theo
dore Thomas. Chicago is showing
signs of age. ' ' '
Mr. Carnegie mutter that he has
.-r,Uon or not sheading any more
oney around Pittsburg. 'The town
u acts as if it had been robbed. The.
.to Caledonian would find that the
uig west Is more obliging and quicker
on Its feet In such matters. Try
change of luck.
One of the New York payors, an or
gan of extreme conservatism, advises
he approaching conference of Judge
Parker democrats to pronounce that.
inasmuch as a candidate who has been
three times defeated for the presi
dency ought not to ask further
osi or s of his party, "therefore Wll-
am J. Bryan should forthwith de
clare that In no circumstances will
he seek or accept a fourth nomination
for the office."
The flow of argument proceeds to
set forth that the rank and file of the
Cleveland and Tllden democracy will
are nothing at all to do with their
national party as long as it accepts
the leadership, the principles and the
uadrennlally recurring candidacies of
Mr. Bryan. Before they re-enter the
councils of the party he must vacate
the big chair.
This conservative organ, the Times,
admits that New York is ill-chosen as
the state in which the movement to
g rid of Bryan should begin. But
it must begin somewhere, and if New
York democrats make the demand It
thinks those of other states will fol
low, until presently they will attract
the attention of his reluctant ear.
tt all has a degree of Interest. AH
true sportsmen like the thought of
witnessing a heroic figure smothering
Itself to rejoice its enemies. But
there are other parties to be consid
ered. The republican party may ob-
ect to the inconsiderate destruction of
its surest asset. Bryan's fourth nom
ination, the republicans have reason
to believe, would reduce the demo
cratic party to a few cotton states and
remove the element of doubt fromthe
campaign. Possibly the republican
party, containing a vast majority -of
the voters, does not care much about
seeing the Cleveland and Tllden ele
ment substitute a bigger and abler
man for our own long-practiced Ne-
braskan. It would compel the repub
licans to figure on a different cam
In the light of experience, Cleve
land and Tllden democracy is not to
be rated as very good for the coun
try. Taken with that is much repub
lican inconvenience In forcing Bryan
to the grand renunciation. It Is, on
the whole, better for the New York
organ to restrain Itself on this point
of advice. The Saratoga conference.
the conservative organ sees with pain,
s not going to amount to much, any
way. The republican party dislikes
the thought of losing Bryan and
thinks that the Times Is passing be
yond its business In taking its present
course of unprecedented advice. Every
element In the country is satisfied
with Bryan as a fourth or tenth-time
candidate, except : Jndge . Parker's
small band and a few southern demo
crats wno want to see their man at
the head of the poll. .
Mr. Fowler'i Heat.
Representative Fowler of New
jersey shows that with a rich, but
badly steered, collection of phrases, an
excited temper can "attempt murder
and commit suicide." He made some
thing of a case against Speaker Can
non on the charge that the speaker
sometimes plays congressional politics'
Instead of studying scientific finance,
but the vitriolic nature of his lan
guage led to a feeling that the public
letter was not a deliverance suitable
to a leader In financial legislation
who is also a frequent adviser on the
public platform. Everybody who hon
estly hopes to see a complete and wise
ourrency system ftopn adopted is sorry
to see Mr. Fowler's flip In discretion
impair the value of his counsel.
For the New Jersey, congressman
has made a study of the questions of
banking and currency. Two years
ago he gave up weeks of his own time
and at his own expense visited eastern
cities to make clear to the public rojnd
the troth of the principles underlying
this great branch of law and business.
He would have been In a position to
give valuable service yet to the coun
try In the debates to come before the
subject is settled, even if Mr. Cannon
has departed from precedent to limit
his usefulness. Mr. Fowler has, In hot
temper, caused a doubt of his own de
pendable poise, and. has probably not
hurt the speaker's public standing a
great deal. It Is unfortunate that the
Incident ever arose. It is to be hoped
that It will be forgotten.
In spite of differences of nominal
party faith and of policy the essential
unity of American character Is shown
in utterances which come up from the
younger men of the south. The pro
gressive business men of this element
are getting each year bolder and more
contemptuous in their statements that
the democratic party Is not In accord
with southern Interests and does not
deserve southern support.
In Virginia, for Instance, the In
telligent young men are tired of the
useless beating of the tom-tom over
the race question in politics and the
race question generally. Even at the,
time of the war there were not many
negroes In Virginia. John Brown
kmade a blunder at that point: The
present generation rather think that
the only , race question is that there
are not quite enough negroes to carry
on Industry. The republicans of busi
ness standing are disposed to ignore
the colored vote. They would be glad
to see the democrats absorb that vote
entirely and fight, facttonally to at
tract it In both Virginia and Mary
land there Is a strong feeling among
republicans that the negro vote is po
litically a drawback and a drag on re
A few republicans think that Judge
Mann, th democratic nominee for
governor, will be beaten this fall pal
th ground that th people of the state
are resenting the autberatio and of
fensive methods of the old democratic
machine. Ring rule has gone so far
that thousands have taken up the cry
of revolt that ex-Oovernor Montague
raised a few years ago. The general
feeling that the republican, and not
the democratic, party represents na-x
tlonally the preferences of the state
has grown rapidly since Montague's
day and will appear in the vote this
fall. Kent, the republican nominee,
stands high socially. His character Is
respected by s.11 parties. It Is con
sidered certain that his vote will run
above the average party strength.
It Is possible, though not probable,
that Kent will be elected. The repub
licans have little strength of organisa
tion. Weak-kneed democrats are not
ready to burn their bridges and openly
separate from the leaders who have
dictated successfully so long. But the
point Is that Virginia Is about ripe
to Join the other border states, Ken
tucky, Maryland, Tennessee, North
Carolina and West Virginia, to form
a buffer doubtful section and end the
solid south forever.
It la gratifying to be able to an
nounce that the good people of Lincoln
have been saved again notwithstanding
the drouth which they voted upon
themselves last spring.
Lincoln was saved the first time when
It was Judicially decreed that the offi
cers of the law must not Interfere with
the distribution of liquid refreshments
in club houses to members and theiu
Lincoln was saved a second time
when its courts declined to Interfere to
block the commerce In drinkables
which had suddenly sprung up In Have-
lock, or to prevent enterprising Have
lock merchants from delivering wet
goods to customers residing In the dry
belt of their sister city.
And now Lincoln has been saved
again for the third time by an accom
modating police Judge who holds that
the anti-treat law does not apply to
friends passing around the welcome
bottle. A man In Lincoln may still
treat his neighbor, and his neighbor
may next time reciprocate by treating
him, without facing the rock pile.
Our friend, Edgar Howard, is so often
the advance agent of Mr. Bryan's suc
cessive paramounts that we wonder if
he is foreshadowing the next demo
cratic slogan in the following ebullition
taken from his Columbus Telegram:
The editor of the Telegram believes the
time has come for the utter abolition f
all our United States courts, save alone
the supreme court of the land. Those fed
eral judges, because of the evil InfKienoe
which secures their appointment, must of
necessity" unfit, aa a rule, to sit at the
soalea upon which "nice distinctions and
injustices are calmly weighed!"
We have it of record that Mr, Bryan
opposes appointment to Judicial office,
and, would have all federal Judges
made elective if he could. But no
where Is it yet recorded that he Is
ready to abolish completely all federal
courts below the supreme court. It
goes without saying that it would be
hard to do away with the supreme
court because it Is a constitutional tri
bunal, but a democratic president and
congress could easily repeal all th
laws creating subordinate federal
courts. This would be a fine para'
mount issue on which to go before the
people In 1912.
Let the slogan be, "Abolish all fed
The nonpartisan democratic candi
date for supreme judge has finally
come out from under cover as attor
ney for a hated corporation in the
case brought to nullify the corpora
tion tax law passed by the late demo
cratic legislature. The democratic
platform contains a blanket endorse
ment of all the legislation put on the
statute books by the democratic law
makers. Is a platform binding on
those who run for office on it?
The activity of congressmen In making
up for lost time on the Chautauqua circuit
Shows that the extra session didn't tire
them all out World-Herald.
The democratic congressman who
owns the World-Herald didn't do any
thing to tire anyone out but his con
stituents, but immediately on adjourn
ment he hiked off for Europe, Just the
same, to get a much needed rest.
Our distinguished contemporary,
the Weekly Bunion, refers to the ex
cursion boat plying on the Missouri
river as a "steam saloon." Wonder
what It means? Here is a chance for
the Anti-Saloon league souths to run
down something that looks more sus
picious than a few potted palms In a
The city comptroller has discovered
that three-fourths of the money In the
street fund was spent In the ffrat half
of the municipal year. But then there
was a city election pulled off during
that time in which the mayor was run
ning for a second term, and his street
commissioner was serving as his cam
It is to be observed that the sick
but game wizard of finance Is not In a
panic over the corporation tax. He is
going to build more railroads while
he has the money. Judge Parker and
the two-for-a-cent plutocrats don't
take up much public room.
A speaker before our county insti
tute has declared that th "gobbling
down whole" of a novel is as injurious
as drinking, and a dissipation Just as
disastrous to the home and to the in
dividual. Respectfully referred to the
. Western banks are financing the
crops, thank you, and Wall street
has nothing to dd but buy stocks. Be-
tore the fall la over nobody will be
oppressed at all and the downtrodden
will feel at' peace even with Joe Cannon.
Don't Tn Believe It.
Sloug City Tribune.
The only things that have gone dry In
Omaha alnce the I o'clock closing law went
Into effect Is the cows.
An Incomplete Total.
A statistician says that the losses by fire
In thi country average three-quarter of
a million dollars a day. And what Is the
cost of maintaining the fire department?
No Kxenralona Planned.
We are glad to be able to say. without
departing from the truth, that the aero
plane people have thus far shown a com
mendable disposition to cautiously prevent
Railroad Managers Sew ins;
Wall treet Journal.
Among the very few railroads whose of
ficials have not been sentimental with
optimism and prosperity talk are the
Northwestern and the Atchison. Tet the
former has Just ordered 311,000,000 worth of
equipment and the latter $S,00,OUO worth
of steel rails. Indicating that, iwhlle thev
are saying nothing, they are Industriously
"sawing wood." '
Stlckney Passes from th
With the reorganisation .of th Chicago
Oreat Western railroad under the presi
dency of Samuel M. Felton of the Morgan
party A. B. Btlekney appears to pass from
the soen as a factor In the railroad world.
He maintained an independent position very
troublesome to his powerful neighbors and
their crush finally proved too much for
him. Mr. Stlckney years ago rather leaned
toward public ownership of railroads, and
h is now probably more than ever con
vinced that that. is the proper policy.
A Later Day Blnaso.
t New Tork Tribune.
The latest Mississippi river steamboat
burning shows that the spirit of Jim
Bludso Is still vital and efficient among
the engineers, though happily In this case
the supreme event of tragedy was not
realised. Casrlder did not have a chance to
'hold her noule agin' the bank," but he
manfully stood by the engine and the
pump until the "last galoot" was saved,
and then had Just time to save himself,
thus enriching the world with an herolo
act without depriving it of a hero.
Meeting- of Two Preaidents.
Why should not President Taft visit
Mexico? For sixty years the two countries
have been at peace with each other, and
surely President Dial has done much to
promote friendliness to America among the
people of Mexico.' The meeting of the
heads of the two republics will be a his
torical one, and may be the beginning of
closer relations between the two countries.
Should President Dlas visit the United
States the people should and would show
him greater honor than they have shown
the ruler of any orher nation.
DO WE KICK TOO MUCH f
Sarcastic References to Western
New York World.
Fabulous tales Of general prosperity con
tinue to roll in from the west The Roose
velt panto of 1807. ' Westerners boast, never
touched them. For.' an unbroken succes
sion of years the .farmers have been blessed
with plenty,. Ha meat after harvest they
have gathered bqunAiful crops, their grana
ries have groaiud . with wheat and corn,
their banks have jbeen full to bursting
with stores or gold. Mortgages have gone
out of fashion and .automobiles have come
In. The west Is prosperous and does not
care who knows It ,
Still, the west does not appear to be
happy. It has troubles that prey oh Its
mind. In spite of nature's smiles, it seems
restless, In 1 table and dlrcontented by spells.
It Is a common saying with politicians that
prosperity makes , people forget their
grievances. Somehow the rule does not
seem to work any more the other side of
the Mississippi. With dollar wheat and a
record corn crop In sight the honest farmer
Is still grumbling that the Aldrlch tariff
revision was a fraud and that the trusts
got all the best of It At the National Irri
gation convention at Spokane was heard
the old complaint as loud aa ever that
the corporations were grabbing th publlo
lands and power sites. - At the Transmlsels
slppl Commercial Congress at Denver they
have started another movement for more
regulation of railroad rates.
It Is midsummer, congress la not In aes
slon, politics Is quiet, crops are first-class,
but for some reason peculiar to Its nervous
and moral make-up the west will not keep
still. It absolutely refuses to sit down
before the heaping board of prosperity und
look as If it did not car any more what
happened. Something alia It, like the baby
that feels a pin sticking it, and it does not
mind if It makes other people uncomfort
able by raising a disturbance. -
Of two men who fought tor the hand of
a girl one la ln the hospital and one In
Jail, while the girl Is In tears.
A singer Is said to bave her throat In
sured for flB.OOO. Her press agent ought to
be able to place about that sum on his
The drouth-stricken of Mobile are now
ferried to a floating oasis three miles from
shore and dumped among the "mermaids.
The latter Is a oonfectlon built on the Kan
sag cocktail plan and Is wonder without I
Prominent bankers serving time In I
Pennsylvania penitentiary have discovered
a deficit of 32.000 In the accounts of the
Institution. The old adage, "Set a rogue
to catch a rogue," seems to .apply ln this
situation, which certainly lias "something
humorouB" in It.
Prof. Todd of Amherst, who hopes to
have a comparatively near view of Mars
In September, expects to make
ascension from Fltchburg. The profeuaor
has never been ln a balloon, and he thinks
11 well lo get hia a.l''lfM ln hape before
getting up to business In September.
' By conducting his business in harmony
with a sign that declared. "If Your -Family
Need Your Money, I Don't Want Your
Trade," a saloon keeper on Long Island,
New York, who recently retired, Is said to
have become rich and renpected. Saloon
keepers who pursue a different policy are
Major Oencral Greely, In his "Hand
book of Alaska." coni-lders that by the
end of the century the population of
Alaska will be as great as that of Nor
way (2,000.000). The conditions ase simi
lar, only the natural advantages of Aunka
exceed those of Norway and the climate
of the southern half of Alaska Is better.
Dr. Annie Lee Hamilton of Boston has
been chosen to take charge of the work
of educating the general public of New
fingland as to hew to maintain health and
ward off slckneaa. The campaign of pub
llo health education will be carried on
largely by meana of lectures before all
aorta of organisations that are willing to
glv th aabject a hearing. .
Points on the Primary
Butt Oasette: In attempting to vot
for' men In both parties at the primary
election some twenty ballots were thrown
out In Basin precinct alone.
South Ploux City Becord: The open prt-
mnrv hftv nn haiH ttw sstirl a tTm
amok of battle eleara away we can begin
to ace how we like It On thing Is cer
tain. It Is a sword that will cut both way.
Holbrook Observer: The amended primary
law doesn't seem to partake of ear more
advantages than the original law. The bal
lot which the new law requires. Is large
and unwieldy, and about as "freaky" a
the Sink bedsheet measure passed by the
last legislature, yo' un' stan
Plattamouth Journal: The light rote polled
all over th state Indicate that the farm-
er do not careMo have a voloe In noml-
natlng candidate fl their party, even
when they have the opportunity. Th prl-
mary law should be repealed at the very
first opportunity. It has proved Very ex-
pensive and a farce.
Loup City Northwestern: The primary
ballot at Omaha were larger than the
polling booth and voter had to go out-
side of the booths to fold and unfold
them for voting. Sample ballots had to
be tacked up on walls as they were too
large to take Into the booths. Some of
th beautle of th rotten primary law.
Battle Creek Enterprise: The recent
primary election has demonstrated very
clearly that th Nebraska farmer, cannot
be Induced to leave the harvest field to
boost political favorites. He seem per-
feetly willing to allow th cities and town
to nam candidates while he handle dollar
wheat cultivate 60-cebt corn and slop
lx-elghty hog. 1
Broken Bow. Republican: That the pre-
ent primary law gives an opportunity for
corruotlon Is evident from the met that
one party Is given an opportunity to vot
for weak men on another party ticket. In
farming community like our the people
are not corrupt enought to do It but give a
ward bos ln a city the same opportunity
and see what will happen.
Atkinson Graphic: The primary system
Is a farce and should be repealed by th
next legislature. It ha not one redeeming
feature and is a big burden on the tax-
payer who have to foot th bills for hold-
lng an eleotion, in whloh in many instance
the attendance I not sufficient to make up
th election board. A large majority of th
people are against It and would have no mental affair, will study it become ac
objectlon to it being aent to th oesspool customed to It and take th necessary
where it belongs, as It la not entitled to
Lincoln Star: Under th Primaries tha
race for every office is an open one In this
state. Any gatabo ha a perfect right to
get Into it on equal term with every
other ypkel who aspires, and should It da-
velop that any coterie of lf-oonstltuteil.
self-anointed politician ha undertaken
to close the entry list before the final
day for filings, there U a strong proba-
blllty that the people would see to it ln
their exasperation, that some gaxabo who
was not in at the Improvised preliminary
Around New York
Klpples en th Current of Xdf
aa Been la th Oreat American
Jpsropoll from Say to Bay.
Pathos linked arms with tragedy In on
of New York's modest home and formed
the background for a heart-gripping
Bcene. A small boy, pssperately 111,
writhed and tossed on hi bed in a dark
ened room. Th doctor bent over th little
patient, felt the feeble pulse, and gravely
shook hi head a doctors are wont to do.
But a smile of hope softened the solemn
face a he put hi ear close to the feverish
head, swathed In bandages.
"I want to put 'em on," came the faint
whisper. "Please lemme put 'em on, an'
I'll bo good and take me medicine."
"What do you want te put ont" th doc
"Me pants, o' course," said Herman
Rubens. "I wears pants. Bee! Here dey
Feebly he drew from under his bedclothes
a pair of knee breeches, the first he had
ever possessed, and proudly displayed
them. All along he had been clinging to
them Ilk a little girl hugging her first
"Certainly, you can wear them." said
the doctor. "We'll put them on right over
your nighties, and I just bet they'll look
And right there little Herman, lying
dangerously near death frem a fracture
of the skull, proudly proclaimed to hi
grief-stricken mother and his little broth
ers and sisters that even If he did have
a "busted" head there Wasn't a "guy"
living ln the big tenament at ITS Third
avenue or In the neighborhood who had
anything on htm.
They drew th breeche over his
"nightie" and until his eyes closed tn
sleep he kept thrusting hi hands Into the
pockets and tossing off the bedclothes
so he could view the general effect. Ha
woke up next morning with fever bin
lshed. "Me pants" won.
Th never-falling curiosity of New York
ers was turned to good advantage by a
street faker the other day.
He stopped in front of the high Iron
fence enclosing the Publlo Library build
ing at Fifth avenue and Forty-aecond
He peered for a moment through the
bars. Two or three men stopped to see
what he was doing.
Then he atralgUned up, waving his hands,
and began to shout:
"You can never break out of there!" he
yelled. "Not In a dozen years. They have
locked you In for good this time!"
A dozen men and women had paused to
look at him. Others were on the run to
ward him. He kept up his shouting:
"They haye locked you ln! Ha! Ha!"
He had l crowd by that time. Then he
turned sudienly upon them, and had sold
a half doien boxes of enamel before any
one realised what he was doing.
According to anoplnlon rendered by Jus
tice Goff In the supreme court It Isn't at
all the classy thing these days for a
young woman to lend money to her
fiance. Justice Goff say it cannot D
considered a crime for a man who obtains
money ln this fashion to omit the for
mality of repaying It, because he way be
a trlfltr and his vow to wed may be a
falxe one a situation that rests entirely
with the conscience of the party of the
first part and over which the court has no
The cane that Inspired Justice Ooffs de
cision waa that of Samuel Winter, held by
Magistrate Barlow on a charge of grand
larceny. The girl who had Winter ar
rested said she had given him tlOO to
open a tailor shop, the agreement being
that they were to be married, but that
Winter had failed to make good at th
altar and didn't even open the tailor
"Kh believed him," says the Justice,
"and gave him the money. He neither
opened the tailor shop nor married the
girl. He made a promise to do two. thing
ln the future and h failed to fulfill. She
mill ut what might be termed th para-
mount flgtir in I be counting or vote at
Lexington Pioneer! Th ballots showed
"'r dishonesty but a lack or k-.owl-
aJaa ttia Waari 111 feat-Mann t M t Has lsa 3T Irrt.
v . - .... .... v. .... '
ocrats voted for republican, when they
should have voted for. men on their own
tickets, which la dlahonest, and other
voted for candidate on more than one
ticket which 1 Ignorance and caused the
ballot so marked to be thrown out Th
primary law Is much superior to th old
convention method where a few steered
th. nroo-,jinaa and mad th elate before
th- convention wa held, but unles th
votara act honestly and Intelligently the
primary will also fall into disrepute and
be don away with.
rtuahvllln Recorder: The primary yitera
of nominating candidate la tlll on trial,
and likely to be for om flm to come,
f we may Judge from th changes and
tinkering by successive legislature who
embody their Idea without weighing them
from all points. So far aa giving .people
their oholo of candidates 1 concerned,
there are some who believe. In this neok
of the woods, at least it Is no Improve-
ment over the oonvAition system Judged
from th election just held. It is true tbe
people can take their own oholo among
th aspirants, but many of th latter are
not official timber that would be e-
'ected in a oonvention. Some even contend
th cod nd better men wr secured
under th convention system. It bgtn to
look though th primary system was all
vry ,n theory, but poor In practice
ln Hhw-KUn county.
Grand Island Independent: In on pre-
cinct In this city about 10 per cent of
th M thrown out because those
YO"n ln"m ola ao1 unaersiano. wnat a
Primary election., was. And it t equally
strange, and almost beyond comprehen
sion, that people of good discrimination In
other mt lei a, seem unable to grasp the
fact that th election 1 only tor party
adherent, cannot be compared with a
general aleotlon, and that in aome case
they even pose because it can be don
in secret as being what they are not
by voting th primary ticket of a parly
wllh which they have never affiliated, and
defend that sort of thing. If the primary
law 1 ver given a fair chance, and re-
mains unchanged for a few years, and If
th people wh6m It I Intended to give a
larger and mor affective vole In govern-
interest in th affair of their respective
parties, some of these unfavorable if not
unwholesome condition will be remedied.
lf nt- the ordinary voter to whom the
Primary gives the right freely, uncoercedly
to express his choice of party candidate
nd make political combination and ma-
chine methods Impossible, prefer not to
n,lv ht right and would rather hav the
combination and machine method whlch
attended the old system, and which are
natural result Of tn other system, it
b better to return to th old ay-
relied on his promise and her only rem
edy is for the breach."
Every night Just before the street sweep
ers betfki work, men go along, their eye
crutinlsing th gutter. Now and then
they stoop, pick up something and place
It either In a pocket or a small bag. It
stopped and questioned, one of these men
will tell you he earns a living by walking
the streets night and day gathering . halt
smoked 'cigars and cigarettes. It I a cur
ious business, but It I mor lucrative tban
some other kinds of work which are much
These half smoked cigars, or "butts,"
as they are commonly called, find their
way back Into trade In various forms.
Some are ground up and made Into the
finest fertilizer for use In our hotbeds
and green houses, while other are cleaned
and made Into the lower grade of to
bacco products, or else the nicotine la ex
tracted for use by druggists and chemist.
Another quota of men spend the night
searching tret and sidewalks for lost
articles. These men are seen principally
along th thoroughfares frequented by the
How often have you been asked for your
theater check, when you have come Out
between th acts to "see a friend?" Did It
ever occur to you that the man who asktd
for it had no Intention of using it himself,
but wanted It to sell to some one for a
dime or even a nickel 1 Strange as it may
appear, thla la one of the curious mode ot
making a living.
Up to th end of th busy' season In 1309,
just closed, H,t3& first cabin passengers
ailed tor Europe from th port of New
York alone. While this is an lncreuae of
only 1,220 over 1908, says Van Norden's
magazine, it 1 about l.&OO more than sailed
eastward from all porta of th Untied
Stales and Canada ln 196. Th number of
such passengers at these ports ha in
creased at the average rat of t.ttl per year
for the last fourteen years, and eastbound
second-clans passenger 6.M8 per year. The
westbound travel for the Bam period
how about an equal average Increase.
While from New York second and third
class travel fell off perceptibly thla year,
this wa ue to the unusually heavy ex
odus of aliens, on account of the hard time
In 1908. Westbound travel to New York,
however,. Increased this year over lfOS aa
follows: First cabin, 1,232; second cabin,
25,7&6; iteerag. S71,S&2. Th first cabin Is
the real index of the growth of trans
atlantic traffic, and these figures show
why th Mauretanla became necessary and
why the American Line ts building two
900 foot boat of 46,000 tons each, soon to be
put In commission.
Maker and dispensers of intoxicating
liquors now have a new worry aside from
the Inroads by the prohibition party and
other reform elements. Regular drinkers
of "hard liquor" have suddenly developed
a preference for buttermilk. They find tt
gratifies and satisfies and doe not lnebrl-
To such an extent ha this beverage
taken hold upon the drinking public that
it now takes all of one man's time In the
Waldorf-Astoria to carry Jars of butter
milk from the wdl&r to th bar. Kifiy
quarts is below the dally average con
sumption at th Hotel Knickerbocker bar.
Our product and reputation are the
best advertisement we can offer
A. L ttaa. toe- 1116-1213 Haw ar4 St Oatafca
. WHITTLED TO A I0INT.
"C'n ynu tell me the record mad lir
Mia BulAnihll rare?
"You're on the wrong "phone. This Is tll
sporting editor. Call up tne onttuary De
partment." Philadelphia ledger.
"Tt has a Queer ay of celebrating a
What la It?"
"Instead of blowing all hie money on
foolishness he goe around paying hi
bills." Louisville Courier-Journal.
"Did any of vour ancestor bav in-'
"I'm afraid a."
"What was Its cause?
"The lack of famines for employing
alienists to show they were all right."-
Washington 8 tar.
"Johnny, do you smoke cigarettes?"
"1 d-d-do a l-l-llttle, sir," tamirarr?l
Johnny, paling beneath th tan ot ' iie
base ball field.
Th boMS fixed him with hi eagle eye.
"Then gimme one," he said. "1 left mln
on the bureau." St. Paul LMspatch.
"Why did you advise that literary as
pirant to the use of a fountain pen?
"Hecause," answered the cold hearted
rtubllsher, "he will be kept so busy ftllln
t and washing his hands that he won t
have time to write much." Chicago Newj.
Kngaglng Stranger Isn't this Unol Billy
HUI from Battle Creek?
Bronzed Old Party texhhibltlng a larna
and bony fist) A leetle wuos nor that,
youn feller. I'm Uncle Hillbilly fr'm
Bloody Run. I giner'ly eat a aquab Ilk
you fur breakfast every mornln', an' I'm
lookin' fur a meal right now. Anything
else you want to know 7 Chicago TriDun,
mow r .nicago irioun,-,
topped ln front of a, '
The. two women stopped ln front
dentist'B showcase on Tremont street
"There, mamma," said the younger woman,
pointing, "I want a set Just like that"
"Hush, my child," commanded her
mother, "don't you know that it' vulgar
to pick your teeth on th tret" Boston
"Th waves rolled mountain high and"
"Hold on. The hydrographlo office Bay
ocei-n waves er Seldom over twenty feet
in altitude." . .
"You max m tired. Did the hydro
graphic office ever publish a eea yarn
worth while? A I wa aylng. th wave
rolled mountain high, to." Philadelphia
Ledger. . ,
MAUREEN 00 ASTHOHE.
tOarllitv Young . Mary.)
Beumas McManu ln Leslie's Weakly.
Catch the rosy blush ot morn.
And the shade of night new-born.
Take that tin from Meevagh' wood last
auiutnn-tlde they wore,
And vou have the cheek o rare.
Aud Uie maze vt dear, dark hair,
And the' mischief-brimming brow eyes of
my Maureen Og Asthore.
To our hills inr winter go, " '
Where you'll find the purest now,
And redder holly-berries than you've ever
Then with Fancy' aid Infuse
Into teeth and lips those hues.
And behold the pretty, coaxing mouth of
Maureem Og Asthore "
From the rowan tre so fair,
Filch its lithe and stately air
And bestow on It form divine, that
angels might adore;
Then see the winsome faoa.
And the airy, swanlike grace, '
And figure so bewitching ot my Maureen
Get the evening star's mild beam,
A It trembles In the stream.
And the light and bounding noiaelee tread
of lambkins on the moor;
Take the music from the brook.
And behold the voice and look,
And the matchless, maglo step of her, my
Maureen Og Asthore. .
Find the stream' Jove for th lake,
And the brier's for th brake,
And the love that makes the mountains
seek the fond skies bending o'er,
And you've thrown one little ray
On the love words can't convey.
That for evermore doth draw thla heart
to Maureen Og Asthore.
That's the problem durlngr warm
weather to get a beverage that will
cool the heated blood without chill
ing the sensitive nerves of th stomach.
There is just one drink that meets
these requirements that's pure gin
ger al. The ginger takes away th
chill, whil the cooling effect remains.
' There is lust one ginger ale that
can always be depended upon as the
standard of purity, healthf ulness and
Because it represents the last word
in purity of ingredients and 'cleanli
ness of manufacture.
We import the best grade of ginger
root direct from Jamaica, and make
our own extract from that alone.
Tbe fruit extracts used in Hydro
are mad by us from selected, fruits.
Everything even the
carbonic acid gas which
lends Hydro Its sparkle
is made by as in our
own factory under the
best of sanitary: condi
tions. ', ;
Hydro la equal to the
best I reported ginger ale
and you save the duty. It
is aged for six months,
1ustaihe highest grade
mponM brands are.
We use double distilled
aerated water, which is
an excellent solvent.
Hydro is far su parlor
to any other domestic
Try a bottle today and prove what
we say.' Then you'll want a case for
your home. (2) ,A
Th Csjers Ce., FieJscert, Ckicaf
When to Get Hydrox Ginger Ale:
W. C. Albach, Beaton Drug Co., Country
Club, P. H. Ifihlers, Field Club. Fpater i
Arnoldl. Win. C. Hayden, Henahaw Hotel.
Hotel Rome, Haines Drug Co., A. L. Huff,
H. 8. King, a. Kronatedt, Happy Hollow
Club, H. Leiaee. J. H. Merchant, Rice
Bros., Hummer Hros., Walnut Hill Grocery
Co., Wllke-Mltctieil Co., Pardun tt Blpple,
Johnson Irug Co., Win. Gentleman A Bon,
Bchaefer A Pons, The Crlsaey Pharmacy,
T'undee Grocery Co., The W. R. Butt Co.,
F. a Etter, Wm. (i. Hrommer 4k Co.,
Eokerinann Pharmacy, Fred L, Mary, p,
StruB!auK-h. " ''
tOUliTNET a CO., Distributers.
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