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STATEMENT OB WRCITLATION. .
State of Nebraska, Douglaa County, :
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He's coming west.
Somo advantages In treeleas pralrlei
To , re-count or not t'o re-count
, that la the queston.
Those prize-fight motion pictures
have not, created much commotion
around here. ' V
Give the - Nebraska farmer a full
corn crib and tk rest of us will take
care of ourselves.
A boom for Hoke 1 Smith for the
1912 democratic presidential nomina
tlon is now In order. ,
It Is easy to play the hand bold
when some other fellow furnishes the
chips. Ask Mayor "Jim."
We are for Dahlman World-Herald.
Governor . Sballenberger and his
friends should paste this in their hats.
Aeroplanes are quoted at from
$2,600 to $5,000. As the supply on
hand Is limited, don't all speak at
Why pay railroad fare all the way
. to Reno for divorces when they may
be bad so expeditiously In Kansas
The Eagles are holding their na-
' tlonal convention at St. Louis. Hope
the brood Is bigger than it was hero
' last year.
The hope of the railroads lies in
a big crop bringing top prices. Then
If they raise the rates the farmers
may not miss it.
When the colonel publicly declares
that there will be no compromise,
folks may rest assured that there will
be something doing.
According to latest advices Georgia
Is another state where a democratic
governor serving his first term has
been tripped up on the liquor ques
After our street railway company
discards those flat wheels, it will also
confer a favor by having those Jerky
air-brakes put la smooth running or
der once more.
A fifty per cent attorney's fee,
pulled down by a democratic United
States senator from Oklahoma, makes
a ten per cent fee claimed by a mere
lobbyist look like small change.
The League of American Munici
palities, vmade up mostly of city of
flclals, is outspoken against attempted
assassination. Still, few of them are
such shining targets as to tempt a
Now if the Oregon law transplanted
to Nebraska works out the election of
a republican United States senator by
the votes of a democratic legislature
its sponsors will be clamoring for Its
We fall to note in the reports o
campaign expenses filed by candidates
in the late primary anything to show
how much "Would-Be Senator" Sor
enson paid for the very flattering vote
bo received. If as "Al" insists he wss
barred from even voting for himself,
and he spent no more than bis $60
fee surely got his money's worth.
Roosevelt on Sural Life.
In selecting "Rural Life" as the
subject of bis initial address on bis
present speech-making tour, Colonel
Roosevelt bas made use of the op
portunity to restate some homely
truths which cannot be too often re
iterated. The problems of rural life
are the problems of more then half
of the people of this country because
we are still essentially an agricultural
nation and agriculture as an occupa
tion far out-tops all others on the
Colonel Roosevelt's observations
are plainly facts based and gathered
and presented by the country life com
mission which he set in motion and
go to the necessity of elevating the
standards of farm workers, not only In
the matter of up-to-date methods of
scientific cultivation, but also In the
matter of household economics, co
operative organization and social and
religious activity. A characteristic
Roosevplt thought is found in this
contrast of two farm types:
The rich man who spends a fortune on
a fancy farm, with entire Indifference to
cost, does not do much good to farming;
but, en the other hand, -Just as little la
done by the working farmer who totally
refuses to profit by the knowledge of the
day, who treats any effort at Improvement
aa absurd on Its face, refuses to coun
tenance what he regards aa new-fangled
Ideas, and contrivances and jeers at all
The ideal farmer In Colonel Roose
velt's estimation is the farmer who
not only makes his farm pay but
makes country life interesting for him
self and his wife but for his sons
and daughters, and equips himself to
render the service to the public which
every nation needs.
Colonel Roosevelt does not, in this
address, differentiate between rural
life in different parts of the country.
If this phase were to be Impartially
studied the farmer of the newer west
would, without question, measure up
much more closely to the ideal than
the farmer of the older east. The
western farmer is, on the average,
more adaptable to changing conditions,
more alive to sew ideas, more ready to
make experiments promising Increased
yield or smaller outlay, more apprecia
tive of the need of business-like
methods In buying and marketing and
more awake to the possibilities of
sociability and culture in the farm
While cities have grown fast in the
weat, their expansion has not been so
much "a growth at the. expense of
the farm," which Colonel Roosevelt
deplores, but rather a consequence of
the increase of rural population. The
western farmer, too, continues .to be
active in public affair exerting a pro
portlonate influence in the making of
laws and directing of the government.
Every movement to Improve farm life
will therefore find its stronghold in
the middle west where -much has al
ready been accomplished and further
progress Is assured. ' ,
The plight of "Joe" Sibley, the vet
eran congressman from Pennsylvlnia,
who announces his retirement from
public life after capturing an nomina
tion which he admits cost htm $42,000,
furnishes food for thought.
- Congressman Sibley has figured
prominently in politics for twenty
years and more, originally as a dem
ocrat, where he stood high in the party
councils as one of the pioneer cham
pions with Mr. Bryan of the free coin'
age of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1
without waiting for the aid or consent
of any other nation on earth. In his
book called "The First Battle," Mr
Bryan tells how In 1896 a conference
was held in Washington attended by
a number of leading bimetallisms, which
drew up an address to the friends of
free sliver and suggested the name of
Hon. Joseph C. Sibley of Pennsylvania
as the proper person for the forces
favorable to bimetallism to unite on
aa their preferred candidate for presl
It was only in later years that It was
disclosed that this great advocate o
the poor, down trodden people was the-)
specal representative of Standard Oil
who, after playing hi role as the next
best friend of Bryan, pretended to turn
republican to hold his seat In con
gress from a district in which the re
publicans had regained their majority
Publication two year ago by Mr.
Hearst of the stolen batch of Standard
Oil letters, in which those written by
Mr Sibley were numerous and enlight
ening, completed the Job of ending his
usefulness in the halls of national leg
islation. Whether "Joe" Sibley bought his
last renomlnation legitimately or Il
legitimately may be open to question,
but the people will be disposed to take
his excuse of bad health for what It Is
worth and let him seek retirement In
his old age, wondering only how he
succeeded in keeping to the front so
New Grief for Automobilisti.
As if the cup of joy and sorrow of
the automobillst were not full, here we
have a suggestion of new grief In the
recommendation by General Frederick
D. Grant in his annual report as a de
partment military commander rf a
law putting all machines capable of
transporting four or more persons at
the disposal of the government in time
Of war. General Grant calls attention
to the great improvement of our roads
and the perfection of automobile lo
comotion as foreshadowing the iio
great distant time when troops will be
moved long distances almost exclu
sively in motor cars. Up to date, at
least, alt the automobiles built are, as
he resalBds us, purchased by private
citizens as rapidly as the manufac
turers turn them out so that there Is
nothing of a reserve stock on hand to
supply a sudden demand for the large
number which would be required for
use in the military service In times of
iieccssity. What General Orant advises,
therefore, is the ensctment of a law
requiring registration with the na
tional government of all automobiles
equipped for four or more passengers
and Imposing the legal obligation
the government on demand.
The balm for all this grief Is con
tained In the further recommendation
that the government pay for the ma
chines when thus appropriated, "a
sum of money not greater than the
first cost to the owner," which would
mean the purchase by the government
of second-hand machines at original
prices, inflicting on the dispossessed
automobillst only the hardship of wait
ing for the factory to turn out new
machines to supply bis demand. Gen
eral Grant believes that even on this
basis the cost to the government would
be vastly less than It would be If It
had to pay arbitrary prices for rush
orders or keep on hand expensive
motor car transportation and waiting
for emergencies. The only question
is whether, when the army marches in
automobiles and the navy sails in air
ships, war will still be what General
Sherman said it was.
I - , , I
Badly Mixed in Law and Fact.
Governor Shallenberger's explana
tion of hla demand for a recount
shows that he Is badly mixed In his
law and fact. The governor apolo
gizes for giving us the open primary
and promises to recommend its repeal,
but seeks to Justify his approval of
the measure by making claims for it
that have no foundation. For exam
ple, he says:
The open primary law bas some valuable
improvements on the former law. The pro
vision for rotating the names upon, the bal
lot, the change of the date of the primary
from conflicting with the state fair and the
section providing for representative con-en-tlong
to make platforms, are all provisions
which Improve the old law and should be
retained aa proved benefits.
Governor Shallenberger has over
looked the fact that the changes made
in the primary law by the late demo
cratic legislature were made by three
or four separate bills and were not all
included in the bill which afflicted us
with the open primary. The pro
vision for representative state conven
tions to make platforms Is in a differ
ent bill, the Oregon plan of pledging
legislative nominees on United States
senator is in another bill, the so-called
nonpartisan Judiciary ballot is in still
another bill, and there was no good
reason whatever for the governor to
approve the open primary because of
any other feature, because that was
its sole inspiration and motive power.
The change of date In the primary
and rotation of the names could easily
have been brought about by simply
amending the closed primary law with
out opening the door for wholesale
crossing from one party to another.
The idea with which the democratic
law-makers were infected, and the
governor along with them, was that
with the open primary the democratic
ticket would be made up by agreement
renomlnation being conceded to the
governor as a matter of course and
the democrats would be left free to go
Into the republican primary and try
by their votes to foist on the repub
lican party a candidate for governor
whom they thought they could most
easily beat In the election. That is
what looked "fair" to the governor
when he signed the bill, and It Is only
chickens coming home to roost that In
practice this vicious democratic law
has worked out precisely the reverse
of what Its sponsors expected.
Another place where the governor
has lost his legal bearings is found in
his supplementary letter expressing
willingness to Join with his competitor
"In waiving the technicalities of the
law and having all the counties re
counted." The governor seems to
have a notion that he can suspend the
law at wtll and set aside its provisions
by stipulation. The primary law per
mits a recount on demand of any
candidate who has lost out, but he
must first subscribe to an affidavit set
ting forth "reasons for requesting the
same," and no candidate Is entitled to
a recount unless it appears that a re
count would change the result. A
demand for a recount by the success
ful candidate Is nowhere contemplated
by the law; and a recount where no
reason exists for believing It would
change the result could not be legally
had because the necessary affidavits
cannot be sworn to.
The University of Nebraska, with it
1,000 pupil; is In Itself a prize for which
any other enterprising city In the state
could afford to pay millions Lincoln Star
If Lincoln people could be made to
realize this potent fact they might
modify their demeanor In several re'
spects. Each legislature appropriate!
approximately $1,000,000 out of the
state treasury for the university, but
a small fractional part of which is
paid in by taxpayers in Lincoln where
It is spent. Let Lincoln people try to
Imagine their city without the univer
sity and the state house and they
may appreciate faintly the special
privileges which they enjoy at the
expense of the rest of the state.
The stupidity of democratic law
makers seems to be equaled only only
by the denseness of democratic office
holders. Out In Kearney county the
democratic county clerk left the ton
stltutlonal amendment off his printed
ballot In complete disregard of the
plain letter of the law. If these
ballots should be held defective and
thrown out altogether It would be a
pretty mess and might change the re
sult on one or more state officers.
The Independent Telephone com
pany of' Omaba is to be Jacked up by
the State Railway commission for
falling to file its report as required
by Isw. That's nothing. It has also
failed' to pay in the agreed royalty
due the city of Omaha by the terms
of its franchise or the occupation tax
levied on ita gross receipts. These
special privileges evidently are not
always what they are cracked up to
California Is to have a special ses
sion of the legislature to authorize a
$6,000,000 bond Issue for the Panama
Pacific exposition in San Francisco in
1916, "providing congress designates
the California metropolis as the ex
position city." Inasmuch as congress
does not convene until next December,
it would seem as if those Californlans
were crowding a little.
In spite of Mr. Bryan's advice and
iittl ruction, Texas democrats declared
against his pet hobby of free raw ma
terials. Mr. Bryan may hae to divide
his time and try to convert those
Texans to free trade In between efforts
to, convert his Nebraska democrats to
Congressman Hitchcock must have
given his exchange editor instructions
to search diligently for bouquets for
his senatorial candidacy and to dodge
the brickbats which are flying fast and
furious. Pick a posey and get a free
Suggestion for a Teal.
. Washington Herald.
Mr. Bryan might undertake to commit
Nebraska to the proposition that it will
not have any more of Mr. Bryan's political
notions in Its business. The Indications are
that he would carry every precinct on that
Specific for Cariosity.
Indianapolis News. f
If you don't know where that additional
$1,000,000 a year which the Treasury de
partment expects to get from the tobacco
tax will come from. Just weigh the pack
age of tobacco for which you pay the
Radicalism that Looks Good.
Doctor Wiley says that he cares more
for the public health than for the money
Invested in the manufacture of foodstuffs
likely to Impair the public health. Of
course, there Is a shudder at such radi
calism, but not on the part of the con
sumer. The Modernised "Poor I.o."
San Francisco Chronicle.
The Chickasaw chief who stood In with
the attorney that got the big rake-off
from the Indiana shows evidences of rare
financial ability. . Sometimes "poor Lo's"
untutored mind, is underrated. The descrip
tions we hav,eof him by the poets and
novelists do not ; always fit In with our
more recent; , knowledge ; of Mm, all of
which suggests, that if he la given a chance
he will do vera; well Indeed.
Fornlnst Heavy Thinking.
, Springfield '.(Mass.) Republican.
James J. Kill, commenting on the re
cent removal of Dr. Eliot's five-foot shelf
of books from the library cars of the Bur
lington railroad1, says: "His books require
too much heavy thinking, and people .these
days are averse to heavy thinking, espe
cially when traveling." Among the books
substituted by the Burlington managers are
Railway Transportation," "Railroad
Freight Rates," "Cost, Capitalisation and
Estimated Value of American Railways"
and "Railroad. Statistics of the United
States." Thus, according to Mr. Hill, there
Is nothing about railroads calling for heavy
Democracy's Picturesque Leader.
The cowboy mayor of Omaha appears to
have been nominated by the democrats for
governor of Nebraska. If he wins at the
polls he will be known aa the cowboy
governor. A picturesque quantity In poli
tics, and a fighter. While a Bryan man
he went all lengths for his leader. When
he left that line and set up for a leader
himself he withstood Mr. Bryan to hla face,
and has won from him. Next In national
interest to the Ohio campaign, where the
president has a personal stake, and the
New York campaign, where presidential
politics Is centering, comes the campaign In
Nebraska, where Mr, Bryan is personally
Our Birthday Book
August 85, 1910.
Bret Harte, the popular American author,
was born August 2S, 1836, at Albany, N. Y
He was a newspaper worker In California,
and hit the top notch of fame with his
Silas A. Holcomb, former governor of
Nebraska and later Judge of the supreme
court, la 62 years old today. He was born
In Indiana and located In Broken Bow,
where he was elected by the populists to
be judge of the district court. After re
tiring from the supreme bench he removed
to Seattle for his health, but returned again
to Nebraska and Is now living at Broken
Richard Henry Little, Journalist and war
correspondent, was born August 5, 18o9, at
Leroy, 111. He bas been staff representative
of several newspapers, and president of
the Chicago Press club w here he still holds
John A. McShane, capitalist and former
congressman from this district. Is cele
brating -his sixtieth birthday anniversary
today. He was born In New Lexington, O.,
and was associated with the Crelghtona in
many of their big enterprises of western
development in early days. As congress
man he procured the first appropriation
for Omaha's postofflce building.
Clarke G. Powell, president of the Powell
Automobile Supply company, was born
August 25, 1876, right here In Omaha. He
started out with the Omaha Electrical
Works ten years ago, but soon launched
Into the automobile business, now dealing
exclusively in automobile supplies.
Dr. Henry L. Akin, the stomach specialist
offlcltig In the McCague building, Is Just
3t today. He was burn In Leavenworth
Kau., and educated at Princeton university
and Crelghton Medical college with a post
graduate year In medicine studying In
Vienna and Berlin.
H. It Uould, manager for Nebraska, for
the Prudential Ufa Insurance company of
flctng In The Bee building, was bam
August !J. 1K0. In Michigan City. Ind. He
waa for many years with the McCormlck
Harvester company, going into the Insur
ance business In 11. having held hia pres
ent position fur nearly tan years.
Flame-Swept Idaho Closely
mivals the Minnesota Tragedy
of Sixteen Tears Ago.
Just sixteen years ago the present month,
a section of Minnesota forests swept by
fire entailed losses of life and property ex
reeding in the estimates the present disaster
in the Idaho panhandle. The number of
known dead In the Idaho calamity la placed
at thirty-four, and the Indication points to
a total of of Uvea lost under 100. In Minne
sota the death roll mounted to 365, of un
known 900 perished In the destruction of
the town Of Hinckley. Four other com
munities besides Hinckley were swept away
at the time, but Hinckley was the largest
of the settlements reduced to ashes In that
appalling storm of flame and amoke. Many
stories of heroism and sacrifices came out
of the Minnesota Inferno, the most thrilling
and traglo being the flight of a train
Jammed with refugees through seven miles
of road walled In with fire.
St. Paul and Duluth train No. 4. south
bound, with eighty passengers, ran Into
Hinckley at 2 o'clock In the morning of
August 30, 1894, and proceeded thence to
Mission Creek, two miles further south, only
to find that village in ashes. Conductor
Sullivan issued Immediate orders to his
crew to bark into Hinckley, but before the
train, running at twenty miles an hour,
could reach Hinckley, the place waa in
flames. The train stopped at the depot one
fatal minute, during which the woodwork
of the engine and the baggage car caught
fire. The train quickly resumed its back
ward Journey toward Duluth, and the very
motion of the cars fanned the flames to
fury and they soon enveloped the sleepers,
passenger coaches and the smoker. While
the train was stopping at Hinckley nearly
200 panlc-atrloken persons of the place
rushed upon the platforms and into the
cars.' When they discovered the train was
on fire, they began to moan, shout and
pray, which, with the roar of the flames,
made the picture of Satan's realm perfect.
A mile out of Hinckley those on the plat
forms were made lunatics by the heat,
and In their terror began to jump from the
cars and plunge into streams, into sand
heaps or into amokerencompaaaed forest.
A little farther on, those on the cars
stifled with smoke, began to smash the win
dows of the coaches in a frantic attempt
to get a breath of fresh air. Driven back
by the flames making their way up the
sides of the freshly varnished coaches, they
stood in baffled amassment for a moment,
when doxens of them In sheer desperation,
tumbled themselves out through the open
spaces to the ground below, some being In
stantly killed by the fall and others linger
ing in the horrible heat and smoke until
In spite of the fact that the train was on
fire from engine to rear end brake, the
train crew bravely stood at their posts and
ran the train back six miles to Skunk Lake,
where the passengers rushed out and into
the water. Some of them were In such a
state of exhaustion that they, were unable
to walk and half a doxen were entirely
unconscious. All of these latter were rolled
In the mud and water and laid on their
backs Just far enough out in the lake to
keep the water from running Into their
All around the lake the forests were roar
ing. Many of the people in the water were
in such a state of excitement that they of
fered prayers In a loud voice for deliver
ance. The scene was one of the most re
markable ever witnessed.
Engineer John Root, who had so bravely
piloted the train through the six miles of
furnace, waa found to be fatally burned.
Conductor Sullivan, cool and collected all
through the terrible Journey, had, after it
was all over, become a raving maniac. A
little later he was put aboard a special and
taken to a Duluth hosplta
Along toward nightfall many of the pas
sengers, most of whom were bound for St.
Paul, began to make calculation on how
to get home. As a rule they agreed that it
would be best to go to Duluth and make a
circuit through Wisconsin. Three men, how
ever, resolved to walk back by way of the
track to Hinckley. These were James Ed
ward Lodbell, of St. Paul; James Anderson,
of Minneapolis, and Charles Holt of Duluth.
The thrilling story of their trip thus told
by Mr. Lodbell:
'I had been a traveling man for the past
dozen years, and had been over the Duluth
line so many times that I felt safe In mak
ing a trial. I was so well acquainted with
the location of the streams that I thought
that if we got in a tight place we could run
into one of them and save ourselves. We
had lost all of our beggage, as had the rest
of the passengers, and we had nothing
whatever except the clothes we wore and
each a light overcoat. Mr. Anderson had
loat 112,000 worth of bonds which could toot
be replaced. We got along pretty well for
the first half hour, but we then ran Into
smoke so dense that we could not see i
feet in front of us. We were in Imminent
danger of being suffocated. We could not
see the track, and the ties were burning
beneath our feet Each of us took an over
coat and wrapped It about our heads, leav
ing only a small opening from which to
breathe. To add to the horror of the situa
tion, we frequently came across a dead
body. We were only saved by occasionally
arriving at a railway cut where there was
generally but a little smoke."
NEWEST "POLITICAL MACHINE."
Perils ef Aatomoblle Campalgnlng
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The automobile ia, according to the
Omaha Bee, the newest American political
machine. But It Is a machine that must
be used with care lest It develop the pro
pensities of the boomerang.
For instance, the vote seeker who goes
Into the rural districts and runs over
prlxe rooster whose dignity will not permit
him to flee too rapidly from the path of
the monster Is not likely to make many
votes. The owner of the rooster will
surely align himself with the opposition,
and will go as far as he can to take his
friends with him.
Hoi polio! in the cities, too, according to
the Bee, do not relish the sight of a friend
of the people dashing about In his Panhard
or Mercedes. Hoi pollol are likely to be
sensitive. Hoi pollol feel that the candl
date's touring car Is somewhat of a slur
upon their own lack of touring cars.
But for all these drawbacks the auto
mobile has come to be almost Indispensable
In politics. The candidate who Is compelled
to cover a great deal of territory, especially
toward the close of the campaign, who Is
endeavoring to speak at half a dosen meet
ings every evening, w ho seeks to get close
to the voters by mingling with them here
and thre, ran hardly get along without
the automobile. True, he got along without
It before It was Invented- In the same way
we once got along without railroads. But
once any useful thing comes Into general
use It straightway becomes indispensable.
In Cleveland, at least, a political campaign
without automobiles Is something not to be
What Mlsat Have Been.
The Oklahoma dlscloeurea suggest that
If William Penn had only been a lawyer
there would never have been much but
Pennsylvania In what we now know as
Mrs. Mason Adams of 8towe, Vt , who
will be 87 years In November, recently
Pieced In two weeks a quilt containing WO
The memoirs of Goldwln Smith are to be
published shortly, clvina a verv full ac
count of hl life, beginning with his early
aays ana ending with certain chapters re
lating to his later years that were dic
tated only a few weeks before his death.
olin 1). Rockefeller's share in tl
cent quarterly dividend declared by the
anuarci un company Is said to be $1,-
men his share of Um ft ne ...it
luend of the last quarter was I2.I3O.OO0,
and of the IS per cent for the first quarter
oi tne year. I4.0KO&W
George W. Ferguson of Lenox, has har
vested 417 bushels of wheat from 10.7 acres,
a crop which lie thinks has naver
equaled In Western Massachusetts. The
wheat and straw were Bold for 11.M2, which
makes an average of more than tuu worth
of wheat raised to the acre.
An Illinois widow about to marry a
hitherto woman-hating bachelor explains
that she won him with hot cuniinli md
sugar cookies, and gives the recipes. It is
only the Instance which Is new. The namo
ia legion of the woman who knows that
the only true love philters the world has
ever known have been concocted on baking
William J. Murphy, personally known in
thousands upon thousands of lith h
entered the water at Revere beach, Mass.,
Detween 1W7 and 1900, a life guard who was
credited with saving seventy-five lives and
whose most priceless possession was a
medal ror gallantry" bestowed upon him
by the Massachusetts Hu man inrlntv
was killed in New York by falling from a
TRUTH I. QUAINT GARB.
Ind las, Lawyer Floats Isilsmtl.
New York Sun.
Mr. J. F. McMurray, who expected to
obtain a fee of $3,000,000 for selling as
phalt and coal lands belonging to the In
dians In Oklahoma, has "branded" as
false a story relating to his collecton of a
fee of $760,000 from the government in the
Oklahoma citisenshlp rases in 1905. We
quote from a report of the Investigation
now going on at Sulphur, Mo., Mr. McMur
ray being on the stand:
'It has been said that you drew the
money from the Treasury department in
the form of $760,000 In 11,000 bills, and that
you carried them in a valise to a hotel,
where It waa divided between certain per
sons. Is this the truth?
' It Is not,' said McMurray. 'A warrant
for $760,000 was handed me. My two law
partners and myself went to the Rlggs Na
tional bank, and upon surrendering the
warrant we each received individual
checks. That la all there is to all those
Thus is malignity confounded. One can
Imagine how evil imaginations would have
perverted the truth if the McMurray firm
had had occasion to collect the $3,000,000
which ia now In suspense. Nothing but
an express motor wagon would have
availed to carry It.
Talks for people
The following story is a good Illus
tration of what advertising can do if
the merchandise Is right. '
A lady went Into a store, and asked
for a : widely advertised brand of
Mocha-and-Java coffee she was told
It was not to be had In that store.
But," said the clerk, "we have Mocha-
and-Java coffee that Is just as good;"
and followed up with a long rigma
role about advertised and non-advertised
goods. As final argument
against the advertiser, he said: "What
right has he to take the coffee that
all dealers sell and advertise It under
a brand of his own? Our coffee Is
as good, in every way, as bis."
"Your coffee may be good," an
swered the lady, "but I know nothing
about it. I do know about the other
why should I change on your say
so, especially when you can give me no
reason except that your coffee is
account of his Hunting the
Great Rhinoceros of the
LddOf illustrated with photographs of
living animals in their haunts by KERMIT
ROOSEVELT, is published in the
In the same number:
Mr. Roosevelt in France, by
William Morton Fullerton, the Paris
correspondent of the London " Times."
This is not a mere personal eulogy of Mr. Roosevelt,
but a thoughtful and authoritative statement of tha
political conditions in France that made his utter
ances so significant and the causes that made his
reception by the French people one of the most re
markable in history.
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TAK ON THE FUNSYBONE.
"I don't see how I could Insure ymi' li.,
Avlstlon Is a dangerous calling "
"Hut. my dear Mr, don't you see, It
us out of reach of the automobile" j
Naturally the policy was won. Phllsib
"Iflram," exclaimed Mrs. Corntossel,
"thnt candidate you don't like Is coming
up the road. Whnt'll 1 nay if lie wants lit
kiss the children?"
"Don't sv anything. Just call 'em back
to the kitchen and give 'em plenty of hrea.
Hnd butter and inolassos." Washington
"When I went to Kate's hriiKei)l morn.
Ing the whole pluon wss In a fernVut."
"Had she been quarreling lth " hus
band again?" I
"No; the preserves were worftrntf." BaU
Marsaret rld you tell ti girl's at the
tea thnt secret I confided to you and Jose
phine? Katharine No. truly I didn't. Josephine
got there first. Harper's Baxar.
"There's a gas works norh ff you. a
slue factory to the east, on the aouth you
have nn abattoir and the reduction plant
is to the west." ,
"What's the advantaff?''
"You can always tell the direction of the
wind In an Instant." Cleveland Leader.
The proud heiress looked scornfully at
the handsome young man kneeling nt her
"Is that the best you have to offer?" she
"I am sorry but It Is," be faltered.
"Then you haven't a pair In the store
that will fit me. 1 shall go elsewhere."
Again the familiar tragedy. Another sale
lost. Chicago Tribune.
Anxious Wife What Is it, -John? Has
anything gnne wrong?
Gloomy Husband O, yes: It's the same
old story. Bvera was put out of the Rtmo
for chinning the umpire. Chicago -iriDune.
"What became of those two brothers you
were so much interested In?"
"One became an actor and the other an
"What extreme occupations!"
"How extreme?" .
"One taking to the footlights and the
other to the headlights." Baltimore Amer
"You let two automobile acoroliers gel
by without saying a word to 'm!"
"Don't you worry," replied SI Stmllti. T
reckon I know the constable business. Bv
lcttln' a few go past I set up a fealln
of confidence an' by an' by Til git. a bunch
wu'th while." Washington Star.
GROWING THINGS, .
Oh. I am a child of . tbe country, and 1
Inv. nnt tVio rllWm Slim.
My heart is Bkin to the wild things and
the woonlanns vast ana mm.
Where the winds and the brooks make
muslo, and, . faint from bis cool re
treat. Comes the voice of the thmeh at even, la
a madrigal wild and sweet.
Oh, I am a child, of the country, and the
orchard knows my tread,
When the boughs shine white with blos
soms and the buds lie, jLiik and red.
And hand In hand, In thai TrToouJlght, go
my foul's beloved and I.
And we need no words to question, no
words to make reply.
Ch, I am a child of the country, and t
love the fields at morn,
Where the air comes fresh and fragrant
and the Joy of the day Is born;
Loud carols the cheerful robin to the Hn
net over the way.
And the growing thlnun and the birds, ana
I welcome the dawn of day.
who sell things
only as good, not better s than I am
using?" ' ":,
The public will not be fooled aura
enough. If your goods and prlcea are
right, If your advertising' la constant
reiteration of factB, you will win out
every time. Advertising will win and
keep customers when Intelligence and
honesty are put into it and when p,
persistent and consistent policy is
The Bee Is read in thousands of
homes in Omaha every day, The ad
vertising columns of The Bee will plai
your store news before 120,000 di.ft
readers and they will respond 'o
good, honest straight-to-the-point ad
vertising. 'Phone Tyler 1000 and our repre
sentative will call and show you an
advertising service which' will help you
to win and keep the confidence of tbe
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