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    The omaha Daily Kee.
Founded by edwaud kosbwater.
victor kosewater, editor.
l-.ntered at Omaha postofflce teoond
clisa matter.
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Omaha and eastern exchange, not accepted.
State of Nebraska, Dotiglae County, as:
OAorae B. Tsachurk, treasurer of The Bee
Publishing Company, being duly sworn,
saya that the actual number of full and
complete coplea of The Dally, Morning.
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during the
month of June. 110, waa as louows:
1.. ..43,700
., 44,150
8.. 43,780
4.. 44,190
t 41.6M
7 43,700
16. .
IS. .
28. .
29. .
, .44,510
, .41,800
. .444100
. .44,860
, .44,730
. .44,770
. .46,030
. .41,000
. .48,000
, .44,340
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12.. ,
14.. ,
, .44,000
, .43,090
, .44,400
, .41,400
. .44,400
, .44,540
. 10,380
Net Total
Dally Average...
... 43,704
Subscribed In my presence and aworn to
before me thle 80th day of June,- lio.
Notary Public
Subscribers leawlaaj the city tern
pornrlly should nave ' The Bee
mailed to thorn. Address Trill b
ebanired as oftea as requested.
Dr. Wiley has unconditionally
doraed kissing. Oh, you Doc!
Hoch, der Saengerf ester! Particu
larly those who have to. sit on the top
"Can Mr. Bryan Come Back?" Why
oil He would have no great distance
When all the states have barred the
price fighter, let him go up in the aero
plane. .There is his chance. ,
Tex Rickard is said to favor another
go between Jeff and Jack. Why not,
did he not get rich by the last one?
If they keep on shedding-blood in
that anti-saloon fight in Ohio it will
not be proper to call it a dry cam
The Baltimore News says every Ju
lep has Its day. Yes, and the last one
of very series usually puts in a night
to boot .
The candidate who wanted hit name
to appear on four different primary
ballots and pay only one filing fee is
t least thrifty.
"Big moonshine still destroyed In
Tennessee." says a news item.
Thought they had statewide prohibl
tlon down there.
Aha! Caught at last! The man
who has been selling all those naughty
eggs la none other than this Pennsyl
vanla railroad man.
Commander Peary takes up several
pages in a magazine to tell how he
knew that lie reached the North Pole.
Now we all know it.
King George V has to wait for an
ther year before he , learns officially
that be is ruler of the Britons. Sort of
robation, as it-were.
The haate of the Water . board
complete the-"Immediate andconipul
sory". purchase of the water plant be
gun seven years ago Is overpowering.
According to JohnD. Rockefeller
Jr., the prospepta for a youth beginning
life as a newsboy are as good today as
ever. Better. Better and v more pa
pera. " ... .
And now "Jack" Johnson has been
announced as candidate for alderman
from the Third ward of Chicago. He
should have no trouble in fighting bis
way through.
Another thing Dlai has done for
Mexico he has kept It entirely free
from the harassing perplexity of the
problem. "What will we do with our
A. Pittsburg multimillionaire, has
bought a 60,000 farm so he may have
fresh eggs for breakfast There you
are, that is the solution of the high
pftced and cold storage e,gg problem.
Former Ambassador to Mexico D. E.
Thompson is quoted at aaying that
Prealdent Taft has not made good.
What President Taft would aay about
Ambassador Thompson is not stated.
The masquerading of candidates for
office under false labels Is a deception
and a fraud, and anything that will
stop It will be In the Interest of good
moralt and really repreaentative gov
ernment. -
Two Brave Men.
tinder' the so-called Oregon plan of
choosing United States senators, with
which the late democratic legislature
filleted us here In Nebraska, Intend
ing candidates for the legislature are
glren three options In filing for places
on the official primary ballot They
may sign "Statement No. 1," or
Statement No. 2," or no statement
whatever. Signing "Statement No. 1"
fflxes to their names when printed on
the ballot this lino "Promises to vote
for people's choice for. U S. senator;"
for "Statement No. 8" this lino "Will
not promise to vote for people's choice
for U. 8. senator." and for no state
ment no explanatory line.
While some of the candidates for
legislative nominations have signed
Statement No. 1," and the great ma
jority have signed no statement what
ever, two of them have defied the
lightning by signing "Statement No.
and filing it with the secretary of
state. The official- primary ballot,
therefore, In their respective districts
will contain these two strange entries:
For state senator. Seventeenth district:
MadlHon T. Qarlow, republican, Grand
"Will not promise to vote for people's
holce for U. 8. senator."
For state representative. Twenty-fifth dis
It. C. Regan, democrat, Platte Center.
"Will not promise to vota for people's
choice for U. 8. senator."
There may be other Instances of
Statement No. 8" candidates filing In
districts wholly within the county, and
therefore not required to file their pa
perl with the secretary of state, but
those two are apparently authentic.
In the case of Candidate Garlow
running without opposition In the prl
mary, he is already certain of his nom
Ination, but In the case of Candidate
Regan a competitor Is In the lists who
has signed "Statement No. 1," so that
we may have an object lesson of the
influence on the voters which a
straight-out issue on the Oregon plan
will present in his district. Other
local conditions may, of course, be par
amount in this district, but still it will
be interesting to watch and see which
Is stronger as a vote-getter, "State
ment No. 1" or "Statement No. 2."
England Still Ahead.
American police are professing con
siderable merriment at the expense of
the British and Scotch police for let
ting Dr. Crlppen, the alleged wife mur
derer, get away after they had him In
their clutches. Especially are they
laughing at Scotland Yard, the vaunted
secret service stronghold of the world.
The officers of Great Britain have
apparently made a botch of this Job;
Scotland Yards detectives had Crlppen.
in their hands and let him sing a soft
song of grief to them which com
pletely diverted their minds from the
thought of his guilt. But the Ameri
can police are not quite warranted in
laughing at' this mistake, for they
have been where their cousins over
the sea are too often to make this a.
real funny Joke.
In the long run the United States
has had no room to boast over Great
Britain in the matter of capturing
and convicting criminals. .. When 'It
comes to getting the man, convicting
and sentencing him, Great Britain has
been far in the lead. Its police may
sometimes be slow in making arrests
but its wheels of Justice, we have ob
served,, move rather swiftly and or
dinarily, when it becomes clear that
the captive Is reslly guilty, little time
elapses between his capture and im
prisonment, or whatever the penalty
may be. The courts of Great Britain
have not '.ontrlved as many ways of
delaying trials as have the courts of
this country and they pay scant heed,
comparatively, to the prodigious
technique of law as a means of miti
gating the punishment of crime.
Whether Dr. Crlppen is ever cap
tured or not, if he is it Is a foregone
conclusion that his guilt or innocence
will bo determined in Yery short order
and If guilty he will be brought speed
ily to his Just reward.
Minnesota Democrats.
Minnesota democrats, not unlike
democrats in many other elates, are,
It seems, willing to do anything this
year to win. Apparently a majority
of them are determined to force for
mer Governor John Llnd to run
against Governor Eberhart on any
platform-Mr. Llnd may suggest or out
line, their sole thought being that he
is the only democrat in the state who
could possibly be elected. It must be
said for Mr. Lind that he displays
little more consistency than those who
are importuning him to make the race,
and It is not at all unlikely that hit
consistency is tinctured with wisdom,
for he is thoroughly familiar With
Minnesota politics.
Mr. Lind has written a formal letter
declaring to the democrats, "Your can
didate I cannot be." Then in a sig
nificant little postscript, sort of an
after-thought, as it were, he adds:
''Moreover, if I did run, it would have
to be on a county option platform."
But that has not stopped the im
portunate leaders who want to remain
at the official pie-counter and, not
withstanding the fact that the demo
cratic party of Minnesota is on record
against county option, itt members in
the last legislature so voting, evidently
Mr. Llnd's prescription does not feaze
them. Come on, county option and
all, anything to win Is their apparent
answer to him.
Nor is thlt readlnesa to renounce its
own record the only evidence the party
has given of Its "anything to win"
policy. Mr. Llnd happens to be a
member of the University Board of Re
gents, and under the law of the state
holds that he Is not eligible to nom-
Ination, but his democratto brethren
cry, In effect, then shove the law to
one side and run anyway.
It is a desperate situation for the
democrats of the North Star state.
They are grimly trying to hang onto
the power they gained through the
three successive elections of the late
Governor Johnson, upon whoso death
a republican lieutenant governor, Mr
Eberhart, became governor. The
reason why John Llnd Is picked out is
because he is a Scandinavian, as also
is Governor Eberhart But Governor
Lind was defeated for re-election In
1900 by Samuel R. Van Sant, who was
not a Scandinavian, and his nomina
tion this year would by no means be
equivalent to election, particularly
since Governor Eberhart Is making
the office and himself very popular
with the voters.
Nicaraguan Nonsense.
It is not surprising that a Zelaya
cabinet has been formed under Madria
as president of Nicaragua, for there
was never any serious belief that the
man Secretary Knox denounced as a
tyrant lost all his influence when he
lost his office. When elevated to the
presidency Madrlz was received either
as the recognized ally of Zelaya, or as
the subtle Instrument, and, In any
event, too weak to assert a positive
will against his predecessor.
It la natural, therefore, that the new
cabinet should be "bitterly anti-Amer-,
lean," but it only denotes still further
the utter lack of common sense and
Judgment that is controlling Nica
ragua. It la only a republlo in name,
a weak, unpopular little nation that
Is wasting its substance In riotous pas
sion and prejudice against a nation
with which it could never hope to
compete in any test of strength. It Is
absurd for Nicaragua to delude itself
with the belief that any effort it might
exert could obstruct or impede the
progress of American trade and influ
ence in South America. The United
State is going ahead down there re
gardless of anything Nicaragua may
wish or will, and the most it could do
would be to get in line and follow on,
picking up what advantages It might
from contact with such a power.
Washington has been exceedingly
tolerant of the Zelaya and Madrlz
perfidy, so much so, In fact, that it has
invited criticism from some of Its own
people. It ill becomes an Impotent na
tion, with not enough virility left to
quell one of Its own civil revolts, to
challenge the enmity of the most pow
erful of governments. What can it
really matter, after all, whether the
new cabinet and the new minister are
"bitterly anti-American" to any nation
but Nicaragua T Certainly the United
States has nothing to lose by such un
friendliness. And no other power is
in a position to say a word, i
To Stop the Ballot Fraud.
The editor of The Bee has Instituted
a suit in the district court for Lancas
ter county to prevent illegal duplica'
tlon of names of candidates for nomi
nation on the official ballot-In the im
pending primary election. The fraud,
whose perpetration has been at
tempted, consists bf the filing of appll
cations to go on the ballot under one
party heading, and the subsequent
filing of petitions and acceptances to
go on the other party ballots without
paying the prerequisite filing fee as
required by law.
The editor of The Bee protested the
filings of democratto presidential elec
tors under populist labels two years
ago, but the matter of separate filing
fees was not involved because candi
dates for presidential electors are not
required to pay any filing fees at all.
It is not the purpose of The Bee to
try a law suit in its own columns, but
it is not out of place to advise the pub
lic what Its editor is trying to do for
the protection of tfie ballot and to pre
vent a deception on the voters.
The Bee has time and again de
nounced the flagrant, abuse by which
the democrats of Nebraska have been
enabled to misbrand their candidates
and steal votes which do not belong to
them, and which they could not get
under their true colors. We believe
that any legitimate move to stop this
abuse is Justified and entitled to the
approval and support of all good cltt
tens who favor a square deal.
Our amiable democratic content
porary quotes with great glee this ex
presslon from the speech of Senator
It la only a queatlon of time until the col
lapse will come. When It doet come an
Industrial panto will be precipitated that
may ahake the industrial stability of the
We have had panics periodically
from the commencement of the repub
lic, and doubtless will have more from
time to time, but why should the
World-Herald feel so happy about it?
The Water board is now talking
about floating that ft, 500,000 of
water bonds voted last year as a pop
ular loan. Why go to all thla trou
ble? Just let each of the six mem
bers of the Water board take $1,000,
000 of the bonds and the remaining
$500,000 may possibly be disposed of.
Challenging the other fellow to a
debate In order to work the newspa
pers for a little free political advertis
ing Is getting to be in the same class
with the stolen-dlamonds story which
the theatrical press agent keeps in
stock. But when the newspapers get
onto the game they will cease to bite.
In behalf of Candidate Metcalfe it
is urged that no one should hold It up
against him because he did not file
earlier. Associate Editor Metcalfe
did not file earlier because Editor
I Bryan was In. Europe, and he had to
watt for Mr. Bryan
mind for him.
to make up his
Another child a victim to the auto
mobile In Omaha. How many more
Uvea mutt be sacrificed before the
mayor and council act and require
auto drivers to prove their qualifica
tions and be licensed before being per
mitted to take out a machine?
The Grand Trunk officials use the
same argument that has been used by
railroads in every strike of late years
"We have eliminated the strikers
from the situation; the strike is over."
Such bluffing seldom does any good.
Making? Vat a dharlaare.
Denver Republican.
Reports from the corn belt all go to- In
dicate that the basis for the pone and
the hasty pudding la doing Its level best to
overcome the shortage of the wheat crop.
Worklaar Beth Bides of Road.
New York Tribune.
North Dakota seems determined to pre
serve Its- reputation for broadmlndedneee.
Having two senators to elect this year It
has chosen in the primaries a wild insur
gent and an out-and-out regular, and each
"by an overwhelming majority." .
Always an Hla Job.
Cleveland Leader.
Doee anybody claim that Secretary Wil
ton isn't working at hla JobT Right in the
midst of the heated term he oomes out
with a froe volume of hammock literature,
entitled: "The Intracellular Ensymet of
Penlcllllum and Aaperglllas With Special
Reference to Those of Penicllilqm Camem
bertl." Keeping- Monopoly Morlag,
Baltimore American.
The Beef trust it to be prosecuted anew
by the government, and 500 member of In
dependent companies are meeting In 8t.
Louis to break the grasp of the Oil trust.
No wonder the masters of monopoly are
sending up one unanimous pethetlo wall to
the effect that all they want It to be let
Corporations Par Up.
Boston Herald.
Treasury returns show that there Is but
about $800,000 unpaid of the assessed cor
poration tax of over 927,000,000, that half
of thla hat been leglmately abated, and
that there Is reasonable expectation that
the other half will be paid by the end of
the month. Wat there ever an Income
tax on Individuals to speedily and generally
A earn Old Fighter.
Philadelphia Bulletin.
The pertinacity and resiliency of Speaker
Cannon, in the face of warnings, physic!
and partisan, will be credited unto him as
a game and well seasoned veteran of many
a Conn let, even by those who distent from
hla pollclea and dislike htm as a factional
leader. But In the nature of things he must
slow up In hla pace, reduce his temperature
and leave forays against the enemy to
younger combatants If he would live to be
an octogenarian. He wat born In 1838. of
mild Quaker parents.
How the Companies Conld Help
Movement Along;.
Indianapolis Newt.
Advertising has worked and It still work
ing wonders. Itt limits have not yet been
reached, and one may wejl doubt If they
have ever been' approached. And yet it la
dlffloult not to have a feeling of skep
ticism concerning the effort of the New
York Telephone company to instill courtesy
into Itt subscribers by advertising. It it
never pleasant to have Our attention called
to our faults, but in this case it it done in
such in impersonal way that it may per
haps not prove offensive. The New York
advertisements ask:
' Would you ruan Into an office or up to
tne door or a reeiaenoe ana oiurt out
"Hello! Hello! Who am I taking to?" and
then, when you receive a reply, follow up
your wild,, diaoourteous salutation with
"I don't want you; get out of my way; ;
want to talk to Mr. Jones." Would you?
We most certainly would not! None of
ut. And for various reasons. Aside from
the danger - of getting ourselves thrown
Into the street for doing anything of the
kind, It it not. customary for people to act
in that way. However, grouchy and grumpy
or disappointed we may feel. It doea not
even occur to ut to act to. But with
telephone receiver at the eajr it never seams
to occur to many people to act in any other
way. In the first place it it tafe; and In
the second It lacks that personal contact
which makes more or less for decent man
Few of the facilities of modern lift art
of greater convenience than the telephone,
but for all tbat the telephone like other
things Is not perfect. We do not always
get the number we ask for, or we are irri-
tatlvely delayed In getting It. It it not
pleasant to sit with a receiver to the ear,
even for a very few minutes. Tne inter
mittent buzsee and raucous rattles Jar our
nervea, so that when we do finally get the
number we art after wt are in no mood
for the amenities' of telephony, important
ea they unquestionably are.' Furthermore,
when wt do not get the desired connection
promptly and properly we generally have a
suspicion born, alas, of experiences that
central haa not done Ha whole duty in the
promises. Central, like the telephone itself,
Is not perfect. Nor is it reasonable to x
petit it to be any more than It ta reason
able to expect the subscribers to be.
But after all wt ought to try to realise
that It is really a person at the other end
of the wire we are talking to not just the
Instrument, If wt do that wt ahall hesitate
to Indulge In forma of speech that we never
ust when speaking to people face to face,
Our Birthday Book
July as, mo.
James Cardinal Gibbons, the highest pre
late of the Roman Catholic church in this
country, waa born July 23, U21. at Bait!
more. The cardinal retains hit residence
in Baltimore and frequently officiates lu
the cathedral there.
Albert Shaw, editor of the Review of
Reviews, is just U years old. Ht was born
at Shandon, O., and graduated at Iowa ool
lege at Grtnnell. He used to be editorial
writer on the Minneapolis Tribune, and haa
become an authority on municipal govern
ment, ta say nothing of having made
magnificent success of his magazine.
Jamee Speyer, the big New York banker,
waa born July , 1861. Ha Is a ntlve of
New York and it In charge of the American
branch of the famous banking house which
he has established also In many European
U. Fred Elsasser. former county treas
urer, is ii years old today. He waa born
In Chicago, and la a barber by trade. Hit
iuat public Jub waa that of superintendent
of the county hospital. He hat been also
In the ooal business and In the reetauran
Joe B. Rcdfield, vice president and secre
tary of the Klopp-Bartlelt company, print
era and book binders, wat bora July i3. 1874,
hrre in Omaha. He started to learn the
printers' trade at 12 years of age and waa
a Journeyman at 18.
In Other Lands
Ma Ugkte ea Wnat la Trans.
ptrtBg Among the Hear sad
Vat jratteat of the Berth.
A notable review of the economia devel
opment of Germany appears In a late num
ber of the Quarterly Review. Conditions
hitherto remarked in separate parts are
grouped tnd their relative Importance con
sidered. It la made olsar by this showing
that agrloulturt hat lost itt predominant
position at an occupation In Germany. In
IMS tht agricultural population was 18,600,-
000, and In 1907, 17,680,000. In the same per
iod tht number engaged In mechanical
industrial pursuits, increased from ,AO0O
to M.SSO.OOO. The lost in agricultural popu
lation has been more than balanced by Im
proved agricultural methods. Thlt Is
strikingly shown In the statement that
with 2,000,000 less population than In im,
there wat harvtated In 1901 6.000,000 more
tons of ctrtala and 2S,Ooo,ooo more tont of
potatoet than a quarter of a century ago.
The productive output of the farms has
been doubled with less manual power, and
the valut of the output greatly enhanced.
Commercially the writer ahows that Ger
many'! exports and Imports In im were
worth. In round numbers $2,200,000,000, and
in 1908 $3,604,000,000. In the last named
year the balance of trade was $joo,ooo,ooo.
According to the writer, German's com
mercial success is largely due to the per
fection of the organisation of syndicstes
by which products rather than manufac
turing establishments are controlled. Tht
syndicates secure the trade, fix the prices
for the merchandise and distribute tht or
der! among the various mills and factories.
He doet not say that cost of production
Is materially less in Germany than it la in
Great Britain, but emphasizes the fact
of important economies affected through
commercial co-operation and system.
"Every effort," he says, "is made to avoid
waate and overlapping and the economies
affected art atated to be very great."
The life of the dethroned shah of Per
sia it not at distressing at that which usu-
lly befalls monarch forcibly routed out
of a Job. With a snug annual grant of
money from tht Persian treaaury the fallen
tuccessor of Xerxet and Darlua occupies
palace at Odessa surrounded with a
chosen society whose varied conversation
pleases and instructs him. The shah is now
studying Russian, and it la said is already
able to read Tolstoy, Dostolevskl and
Gorki in the original. He attends the' Rus
sian law courts and sees with more of sad
ness than surprise that the osar'a Judges
are a corrupt at were his own magistrates
In Persia. Ht is attending a course at the
University of Odessa, and has entered into
the study of medicine, counting upon win
nlng a diploma as doctor. If his former
subjects do not recall him he Intends, It
It said, to practice this dangerous art, at
taching himself to some hospital. He has
already operated on some of the members
of hla household. It is thus that ha will
preserve the privilege accorded only to ab
solute sovereigns and to physicians, the
dispensation of lite and death.
Despite the professions of teal in the
cause of race perpetuation, French laws
place a greater value on animal life than
on child life. A writer In the Paris Mttin
ravealt a distressing aspect of rural life
In the village of Auvercne, distant fourteen
miles from the nearest town, where fifteen
children died of diphtheria within a short
space of time. Tht peasants are poor, and
call a physician from the distant town only
In, cases of extreme urgency, mostly when
it it too late. "But," sayt the writer.
'suppose a peAtant has a cow . which he
suppose hat got tuberculosis, what hap
pens? He gives notice to the village burgo
master; the latter passes It on to the pre
fect, and the prefect ordert the veterinary
surgeon of the nearest town to examine
the animal. What doet the peasant have
to pay? Not a cent. The veterinarian
draws hla fixed $6 a visit from the state.
What is even better, if the cow haa to be
destroyed the farmer geta a compensation,
acimetlmes exceeding the value of the beast
"To save a diseased cow," the writer ex
claims, "the official machine works at full
speed, but to save a French child not
dollar la sacrificed!"
The two cities In this country which were
deprived of their elective mayors recently
might profit by the example of a German
community. Tht city of Madgeburg wants
an expert to manage itt affairs and goes
about getting one through the business
medium of advertising. Thlt advertisement
appears conspicuously in German news
papers: . "The place of mayor of Madge
burg it vacant The salary is 31,000 marks
($6,2G0) a year, including the rental of
dwelling in tht city ball. Besides hit
salary the Incumbent will receive 4,000
marks ($1,000) for hit official expedses
Candidates should apply before September
1." The practice of hiring expert officials
wherever obtainable It no novelty In Ger
many, where sometimes two cltle bid in
competition witrt eacn otner ror a par
ticularly capable man. The Madgeburg
case attracts special attention, as it is tne
first large city to advertise in filling so
prominent an office. The retiring mayor.
Dr. Lenta, waa lately promoted to be Prus
sian minister of finance.
in these daya when partisan! tound the
knell of doom of England unless the peers
are permitted to "save the empire," and
landlords escape taxation, an unexpected
Job of gloom Is thrown into the melancholy
situation by one of the "noble lords" who
hat not hitherto taken high rank aa
humorist. ( Thlt noble pillar of the empire
hat risen to assert that unless the fine old
sport of fox hunting across country I
kept up, the kingdom is doomed. But the
noble lord teemt to have been unfortunate
In tht occasion of his statement tor an
opposition paper. In referring to bit speech.
makes the concls comment that ht waa
"obviously In hit element at the puppy
show of the Wilton hunt" at which the
speech waa given.
A new source of radium supply has been
discovered In Turkestan. Radium bearing
uranium ore haa already been obtained in
considerable quantities. The native miners
have found that cuts and other wounds
take a long time to heal. In other mines
art very quickly cured by applying a
small quantity of powdered uranium ore
to tht spot
Riches of Nebraska.
8loux City Tribune.
Nebraska, a little mora than 200 by 400
mllea in extent, containing U,00u,000 acres
of land, with only one-third of the area In
cultivation, produced last year agi (cultural
and manufactured products worth at the
market value $&0,000,000. A full average
corn crop would have raised this aggregate
to 700,0u),000. This means approximately
$700 for each man, woman and child In the
state. Of this tremendous Income, mostly
from food products, $7,000,000 was from but
ter, $15,000,000 from eggs and IW.OOu.OOO from
poultry. The one state of Nebraska Is
producing more than is produced and pur
chased by tht S5,O00,O00 people in Japan.
Mediation at tko Brlak.
Washington Herald.
Mr. James Rudolph Garfield dellghta to
lead ua to the brink of perdition every day
or so; but It must be set down to
"Jimmie'a" credit that he never yet baa
pushed us la.
Thus srske the heartless New York Fun,
"Who will care for Bryan now?"
In an open letter published In a dosen
Oi-orgla papers. Congressman iiarnwica
glvee thirteen reasons why Tom Watson it
entitled to a front teat In the Ananias club.
One of staunchest supporters of Cannon-
Ism In congress and In Illinois. Conrrtst-
man Henry M. 8ns pp, has retired from the
race for renomlnatlon In tht Eleventh dlt
trict. John Worth Kern of Indiana boldly de
clares that whoever started the etory that
he would cease to be a candidate for United
States senator and take a $1S.00 a year
corporation Job, "hat batt In hit head."
Tht cottontox of New Jereey regard the
suggestion of College President Woodrow
Wilson ts a democratic candidatt for gov
ernor at too blue for their red blood, and
are ripe for war on political silk stockings.
A memorial statue of Thomas Brtkett
Reed, Maine'a famous statesman and
speaker. It to bt unveiled at Portland, Aug-
utt 1. Congressman Samuel W. McCall
of Massachusetts will deliver the oration.
The democratle governor of Colorado haa
called a special session of the legislature
for the express purposes of giving legisla
tive effect to party promises made In the
platform. Evidently the governor flouts
the notion that "platforms trt made to
get In on."
Walt Mason had a ahortarm Interview
with Uncle Jot tt Emporia, Kan., last
week, and pent thlt at one of his Impres
sions: "There It but one thing In the world
that teemt worth while to Speaker Cannon,
and that la politics. All hit Jokes art polit
ical jokes; all hit stories have a bearing
upon politics; all hit reminiscences are po
litical. It It useless to try to Interest him
In anything else. If he had to ttay alone
in a library for a day at would die of
ennui. Hit toul yeama for the thunder of
the captalna and tht shouting."
Embesslera ot Power.
New York Preat.
Mr. Bryan continual hit noble effort to
strengthen the democratic party In Ne
braska by reducing Itt numbers. Ho hat
Issued hit edict that nlnt senators shall net
bt rt-elected because they do not Interpret
the party platform at ha doet With refer
ence to the Initiative and the referendum,
and are, therefore, in hit conciliatory
phrase, "embesslen of power."
Mr. Bryan hat not had a chance to ahow
how faithful he would be to a party plat
form on which he waa elected alnce the
early nineties. Then he practically repu
diated his party and went over to populism
plunging his party Into a slough of defeat
In which he hat done hit best to keep it
His practice of political ethlca makes hit
preaching on that aubjeot ludicrous.
Talks for people
About five years ago the Common
wealth Edison company of Chicago
took up newspaper advertising.
The first appropriation wasn't very
large, but it was enough to keep the
advertisements running regularly in
the newspapers, telling the people of
Chicago about the electrical appli
ances which would Increase the con
venience of their homes and about the
cleanness and safety of electric light
ing. .
Fortune favored them from the first
because they started right. They
called in a good advertising man, got
him to write the copy, backed him up
in his plans and allowed him to place
the advertising where it would do the
most good in the leading newspapers
of Chicago.
The company increased the appro
priation from time to time as the re
turns became greater, until they are
now spending $100,000 a year.
When a company like the Common
wealth Edison increases its advertising
appropriation from a few thousand to
a hundred thousand dollars there la
something in it, don't you think so?
Isn't It pretty good evidence that ad
vertising, when it is done right, pays,
and pays big?
Yysr lhie
n? inn uinh Rr.
UT l uu niyn ui auc nanus
At the 36th Summer Sacrifice Sale of. the 1
A. Hospe Co., 1513 Douglas St.
$1.25 Per Week
With Free Fire Insurance Certificate and. Free Death
All the $350, $325 and $300 Pianos Go at One Price
A variety of five high grade piauos to select from,,
either in mahogany, burl, walnut, golden and English:
oak cases. Every Piano Fully Guaranteed for 25 Years.
. Beautiful scarf and stool included free. ,.
This is unquestionably the greatest Piano offer of
the season. One hundred pianos placed in this summer-sacrifice
sale, that sell regularly for $300, $325,
$350, $375 and $400, all go at One Price of $234.50
on terms less than rental payments of only $1.25 per
week. ,
Tiieae pianos are taken from our regular stock Not a Spe.
clal PUno nought Cheap! for Bale Parpoee. Some of these
pianos represent makes tbat we have handled for over 30 years
and are the best that money cart buy.
With every piano sold during- this sale we will furnish, free
of change a fire insurance certificate to cover the value of the
piano. If you should hare a fire we will replace the piano with
nother equally good Instrument, without any cost to you.
As an Insurance, in race- of tleatlt, nliould the head of th
family pats away, wx will give a receipt in full to the rightful
heir for the Piano.
Every purchaser of a piano wants the best they can get for
the amount invested and you have only to see these pianos to ap
preciate the great value we are giving you In this summer sacri
fice sale. You owe it to yourself to see these pianos before buy
ing elsewhere.
Io you think alrshlpa could be n ,l
effectively In warfareT ,,.,
"Thev mlKht. repugn m m'i""i . -n,
"if we could provide the airships n,
Induce the enemy to go up in i"-,.,. -Washington
-ft , , .. narvnlll Yllll rtllltt
i ou are uwumij . -- - -
accustom yourself to startling and diKic
abin noises." t4 n, , ...
That I oasv sain, one, uui
"Why loam to ride a motorcycle."-Cl-- e
land Plain Dealer.
f'ens.ia Takcr-What did you aay youf
nam la? .... r tr .iniinmoi
Krtltor or Tno ...mmy - - :
Ceniua Taker-What difference does it
make whether l am jonn-uii ...,,
v,?v .nt to answer the question 1 ask
or t arrested. What did you say jour
name Is? Somervllle Journal.
. . Bnnn. Mn vernation." snld
then whn care for card..
"Only temporarily, rri'"e. -
.".. I.... . K..r the remarks It Insplree
hftir the game breaks up.' -WashlnUm
' T suppns It Is our natural contrrlnc
which makes ua Co such paradoxical
"Huch as what?" . ' .
'Am mikM us lira- for things v. hen wt
trt ahort." Baltimore American.
He-Golnir to marry the rich Jack Ham
mond? Why, I thoua-ht he had thrown all
his monry to the dos.
She So he did; but they turned out to
be retrievers. L.ondon M. A. P. (
"You are charged witrt allowing rout
family onlv 16 cents a day for sustenanc.
"That's nil I do allow, your honor, and
''"Eno'uTho fed a wife and six children?"
"So I contend."
"Five hundred dollars for contempt. No--body
an call this court a fool and gel
away with lt"Phlladelphla Ledger.
The editor was trying to placate an in
dlgnant statesman. . .
"All v.e said about you In the paper, Mr.
Krakajak." he assured him, "was that yoil
seemed to have tn inadequatt tense of
proportion." ' ...' . -
Not by a blamed elffht!" roared the
caller. "What you said about me was that
I seemed to have an Inadequate proportion
of sense!" Chloago Tribune.
'Come lay thy head oft mother's breast.
Dear little sleepy boy;
A omfjr song of slumb'rous rest
She'll sing to her sleepy boy;
Sing of the Rock-a-bye Land where he -.
May Softly enter and bide a wee. .
Dreaming hla dreams of the Is to be,
The dear little sleepy boy.
Come lay thy head on God't broad, brcaat
Dear little sleepy boy;
A sweet old ebng of wondrous rest
He'll ting to Hit sleepy noy.
Sing of the Hush-a-byt Land so true,
Just over there in the endless blue.
Where Elyslan joys await him, too.
The dear ltle sleeepy boy.
who sell things
Doesn't. It also go to show that any
thing that ia of use to the family or
Individual can be advertised success- .
fully. If It is advertised right T ,
People will respond to good news
paper advertising anywhere,' in Chi
cago or in Omaha. People want, and"
are willing to pay for, things which in
crease their comfort and convenience '
and add a little to the pleasure of
It is up to the merchants and busi
ness men to show them and convince'
them but your advertising' must be
interesting and tell a straight story
it must be Intelligent and honest and
straightforward before you can hope
to convince an intelligent public.
Habbard en Advertlslasr.
"Advertising It tht education of the pub
lic, at to who you art and what you have
to offer In the way of skill, talent or com
modity," tayt Etbert Hubbard In the June
"Let the truth be known about your -businest.
"The only man who should not advertise
Is the one who hat nothing to offer In way
of service, or one who cannot make good.
"All such should seek tht friendly thelter l
of oblivion, where dwell those who, ,
shrouded in' Stygian shades, foregather
gloom, and are out of the game.
"Not to advertise la to be nominated for '
membership in tht Down-and-Out club.