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that our country should be In eed as well
as In nam devoted to both union and free-
dom, that the great experiment of demo
cratic government ' a ;a';- nartlons), scale
should aucced and'ndt falti.. It. was a herolo
struggle; and, aa Is Inevitable with all such
struggles, It had sln a: dura 'and terrible
aide. Very much was done of good, and
much i1h of evil; and, aa was Inevitable In
such a period of revolution, often the tame
man did both good and evil. For our great
good fortune ai a nation, we, the people of
the United States aa a whole can now af
ford to forget the evil, or at least to re
member It without bitterness, and to fix our
yea with pride on the good that wa ac
complished. Even In ordinary times there
are very few of ua who do not see the prob
lems of life ai through a glass, darkly;
and when the glass Is clouded by the murk
et furious popular passion the vision of the
best and the bravest Is" dimmed. Looking
back, we are all of ua now., able to do Jus
' tlce to the valor and the disinterestedness
and the love of the right, a to each It was
given to see the right, shown' both by the
men of the north and tha-menof the south
In that contest which waa finally decided
by the attitude of the west., We can admire
the herolo valor. - the slftcertty. the self
devotion shown alfke by'the'men who wwe
the blue and the men whovVdre the gray;
and our sadness that such men should have
to fight one another is tempered by the
glad knowledge that ever thereafter their
descendants shall be found fighting aide by
aide, struggling In peace as well as In war
for the uplift of their common country,
II kllke resolute to raise to the highest
pitch of honor and usefulness the nation- to
which they all belong.' fit for the veterans
t the Grand" Army, of .the Republic, they
deserve honor' and 'recognition such as Is
paid to no other cltlsens of the republic;
for to them the republic owes Its all, for
to them it owes Its very existence.'
Lessons from Brons ss4 Lincoln.
I do not speak ofthis -struggle of the
past merely from tlii. biatp'ry standpoint.
Our Interest Is primarily la. the application
today of the lessons taught by the. contest
ef half a century ago. It is of llttluse for
us to pay Hp loyalty,, to the mighty men
of the past unless we ylncereiy endeavor to
apply to the problefjvff the.reent pre
cisely the aualltl1iw'hW1uv -Wjejcjlpes
enabled the men ft that flys u) meet these
crises. It Is hsJf "meliwifhoTy ' snd half
amusing to see yK,"wy; in , Which :well
meanlng people gather io:'flo honor to the
men who. In company, with 4fihn Brown,
and under the lead fbl Abraham Lincoln,
faced and solved' Uliegret problems of the
nineteenth century ,wh tie T at, th same time
these same good ipii pie!- nervously shrink
from or frantically deWuncV those who are
trying) to meet t(Ut problems of ' the, twen
tieth Iti "the spirt whteH- was 'accountable
for the successful solution of the problems
f Lincoln's time.
Of that generation of men, to whom we
we so much, the man to whom we owe the
most Is, of course, Lincoln. Part of our
debt to him Is because he forecast our pres
ent struggle and saw the way out. He said:
"I hold that while man exists It Is his
duty to Improve not only his own condition
but to assist In ameliorating mankind." And
again, "Labor. Is prior to and Independent
of capital; capital H only the fruit p( labor,
and could never have existed but for labor.
Labor IS the superior of capital and de
aervea much the' hlaher consideration.
Capital has Its rights which pre as worthy
of protection aa any other rights. " '
Nor should, this lead to a war upon the
owners of property. Property is. the fruit
f labor; property Is desirable; is a positive
good In the world. Let no him who Is
houseless pull down the house, of another,
but let him work 'diligently and build one
for himself, thus by example showing that
his own shall be safe from violence when
built." It seems to me that la these words
Lincoln took substantially the attitude that
we ought to take; he showed the proper
sense of protection in his .relative estl
nates of capital at d labor, of -human rights
and property rlgnts. Above.-, all, In this
speech, as In maty others, he 'taught a les.
aon In Wise kindliness and charity; an India
penslble lesson to us of today. 4But this
wise kindliness aid charity never weakened
his arm or numbed his heart. We cannot
afford weakly i to blind ourselves to the
actual conflict which faces us today. The
Issue Is Jollied, and we must fight or fall.
la every wise struggle for human better
ment one of that main objects, and often
the only object 1 haa been iu achieve in
larger measure equality of opportunity. In
the struggle for tills great end, nations rise
from barbar lim o civilisation, and through
It peoples press forward from one stage of
enlightenment tfl. the next. One of their
chief factors In grogress la the destruction
of special privilege. The essence of any
struggle tor! healthy liberty lias always
been and must always be to take from some
one man or olansiot men the right to enjoy
power, or wealth; or position, or Impunity,
which has not bocn earned by service to hie
or their fellows.
Battle wHfc Special Interests.
At many stages? In the advance of -humanity
this conflict between tho men vho pos
sess more than jthey have earned and the
nien who have earned more than tsey pos
sess Is the central condition of progress
In our day It appears as the' strugule of
tree men to gain, and hold the right of Keif-
government as akalnst the spvo'.al InturesU,
who twist the nfrthods of free government
Into machinery .or defeating me popular
will. At every sge and untie all circum.
stances the essence of the struggle Is to
equalise opportunity, destroy privilege, and
give to the lite 4nd eltlsenshlp of avery In
ivldual th Jtlgtyeat possible value both u
himself and to the commonwealth.
Practical equujlty cf opportunity for all
cltlsens. when e achieve It, will have two
great results, (first, every mafr-Vtil! 'have
a fair change (ft make of himself all that
In him lla, tejysach the highest point to
which his capacities, unassisted by special
privilege of his 'own 'arid, unhampered by
the special' pnv'Mt'geH' of others, can- carry
tilm, and to get Rr. htmseii ana nis r&inuy
substantially what he has earned, Second
auuallty 'of "0fljdruiilfy- means--hat the
Here's More In a Lloys'SuIt
at. JSC Than Ever Before
"Right how when you've school aulti to boy for
that boy .of yours, we know you'Jl welcome a buy
ing chance to'gpt the very best value at $6.00 pos
sible for any store anywhere to sell. We are crowd
ing more value Into boy' suits at $5.00 this sen
son than ever we have before shaving a big slice
off the pro ft to outrival all other suits at this price.
Boys' Knickerbocker Suits
of superior quality cheviots, in
mannish mixtures, made with all
the "snap and go" of suits at twice the
price; double-breasted coat, full lined, two
pairs of knlckerbocker trousers. Sizes range from
7 to 15 years. Step In and look at these NOW.
ftCliOOIj SHOES -The kind that never disappoint,
for boya or girls
'. 82.00. $2.50. $3.0O According to rise.
rVi rl If .V
commonwealth will get from every cltlxen
the highest service of which he Is capable.'
No man who carries the burden of special
privileges of another, can give to the com
monwealth that service to which It is
I stand for the square deal. But when
I say that I -am for the square deal !
mean not merely that I stand for fair play
under the present rules of the game, but
that I stand for having those rules changed
so aa to work for a more substantial equal
ity of opportunity, and of reward for
equally good service.
This means that our governments, na
tional and state, must be freed from the
sinister Influence or control of special
Interests. Exactly as the special Interests
of cotton and slavery threatened our
political Integrity before the Civil; war,
so now the great special business Interests
too. often control and corrupt the men and
mothods of government for their own
profit. We must drive the special Interests
out of politics. That Is one of our tasks
today. ' Every special' Interest Is entitled
to Justice full, fair, and. complete but not
one la entitled to a vote In congress, a voice
on the bench, or to representation In any
public office. The constitution guarantees
protection to property, and we must make
that promlso good. But it does not give
the right of suffrage to any corporation.
Property Must Be the Servant.
The true friend of property, the true
conservative, is he who insists that prop
erty shall be the servant and not the
master of the commonwealth; who Insliits
that the creature of man's making shall
be the servant and not the master of the
man who made It The citizens of the
United States must effectively control the
mighty commercial forces which they have
themselves called Into being.
There can be no effective control of cor
porations while their political activity re
mains. To put an end to It will be. neither
short nor an easy task, but It. can be
done. . - '
We must have complete and effective
publicity of corporate affairs, so' that the
people may know beyond . peradventure
whether this corporations obey the law and
.wiwrtrttlr. their: mahaementi.' erUltWi thifm
to the confidence of the puliM.N It w neoea
sary tba laws should be passed Jo pro
hibit the use of corporate funds directly
or Indirectly for political purposes; it .11
still more necessary, that such: laws should
be thoroughly enforced- Corporate expendi
tures for political purposes, and especially
such expenditures - by. public service, cor
porations, have supplied one of the princi
pal sources of corruption in our political
It has become entirely, clear' that - we
must have government supervision of the
capitalization not only of public service
corporations. Including particularly rail
ways, but of all corporations doing an
inter-state business. I do not wish to see
the nation forced Into ownership of the
railways if It can pbsslbly be avoided, and
the only alternative Is thorough-going and
effective regulation, which shall be based
on a full knowledge of all the facts. In
cludin? a 'physical valuation of the prop
erty. This physical valuation Is not needed,
or at least Is very rarely needed, for fixing
rates; but It Is needed, aa the basis of
Limitation of Franchises.
We have come to recognise that fran
chises should never be granted except for
limited time, and never without proper
provision for compensation to the public.
It is my personkl belief that the same kind
and degree of control and supervision which
should be exercised over public service
corporations should be extended also to
combinations which control necessaries of
lite, such as meat, oil and coal, or which
deal In them on an important scale.
I believe that the officers, and . especially
the directors, of corporations should be
held personally responsible when any cor
poration breaks the law.
Combinations In Industry are the result
of an Imperative economlo law which can
not ba repealed by political legislation. The
effort at prohibiting all combination has
substantially failed. The way out lies not
In Attempting to prevent such combina
tions, but in completely controlling them
In the Interest of the publio welfare. For
that purpose the Federal Bureau of Cor
porations Is an agency of the first Im
portance.. Its power and therefore its ef
flclency, as well aa that of the Interstate
Commerce commission, should be largely
Increased. We have a right to expect from
the Bureau of Corporations and from the
Interstate Commerce Commission a very
high grade of publio service. We should be
as sure of the proper conduct of Interstate
railways and the proper maaagement of
Interstate business as we are now sure of
the conduot and management of the ha.
The Hepburn act. and the amend
ment to. that act In the shape In which It
finally passed congress at Uie last session.
represent a long step In advance; and we
must go yet further.,
There Is a widespread belief among out
people that, under the methods of making
tariffs which have hitherto, obtained, the
special Interests are too Influential. Prob
ably this Is true or both the big Interests
and the little interests. These methods
have put a premium on selfishness, and
naturally the selfish big Interests hare
gotten more than the selfish small In
tereats. The duty of congress la to provide
a method by which the, interest - of the
whole people shall be all that receives
consideration To this end there must be
an expert tariff commission. whoUy re
moved from the possibility ef to! it leal pre
sure or of Improper business Influence.
Much a commission can find out the real
difference between cost of production
which H mainly the difference of labor
post her and abroad. As fast as its reioni
oiendatlons are made, I believe In revlsln
one schedule at a time. A general revlsio
of the tariff almost Inevitably leads to
log-rolling, and the subordination et the
general public Interest to local and special I
Advocates Ineome Ta,
'Ths absence of effecive state, and e
peclally national restraint upon unfair
money getting has tended to create a small
class of enormously wealthy and econom
ically powerful men, whose chief object
Is to hold and Increase their power. The
prime need is to change the conditions
which .enable these men to accumulate
power, which It Is not tor the general
welfare that they should hold or exercise.
W grudge no man a fortune which rep
resents his own power and sagacity, when
exercised with entire regard to the welfare
of his fellows. But the fortune must be
honorably obtained and well used. It Is
not even enough that It should have been
gained without doing damage to the com
munity. W should permit it to be gained
only so long aa the gaining represents
benefit to the community. This. I know,
Implies a policy of a far more active gov
ernmental Interference with social and
economlo conditions In this country than
we have yet had, but I think w have got
to fac the fact that such an Increase In
governmental control Is now necessary.
No man should receive a dollar unless
that dollar has been fairly earned. Every
dollar received should represent a dollar'
worth of service rendered. The really big
fortune, the swollen fortune, by the mer
fact of its slse, acquires qualities which
differentiate it In kind as well ss In degree
from what Is possessed by men of rela
tively small means. Therefore, I believe
In a graduated Income tax on big fortunes,
and In another tax which Is far more easily
collected and far more effective a grad
uated Inheritance tax - on big fortunes,
properly safeguarded against evasion, and
Increasing rapidly In amount with the slse
of the estate.
Financial Reform Needed.
The people of the United States suffer
from periodical financial panics to a degree
substantially unknown among the other
nations which approach ua In financial
strength. There Is no resson we should
suffer what they escape. It Is of profound
importance that Our financial system should
be promptly Investigated, and so thoroughly
and effectively revised as to make It certain
that hereafter our currency will no longer
fall at critical times to meet our needs.
It is hardly neoessary for me to repeat
that I believe In an efficient army and a
navy large enough to secure for us abroad
that respect which Is the surest guarantee
of peace. Justice and fair dealing among
nations rest on principles Identical with
those which eontrol Justice and fair dealing
among the Individuals of which nations are
composed; with the vital exception that
each nation must do its own part In inter
national police work. National friendships,
like those between men, must be founded
on respect as well as on liking, on forbear
snce as well as upon trust. In all this it Is
peculiarly the duty of the United States to
set a good example.
Of conservation I shall speak more at
length elsewhere. Conservation means de
velopment as much as It does protection.
I recognize the right and th duty of this
generation to develop and use the natural
resources of our land, but I do not recognize
the right to waste them, or to rob, by
wasteful use, the . generations that come
after us. The natural resources must be
used for the benefit of all our people and
not monopolized for the benefit of the few.
That la one of the fundamental reasons
why the special Interests must be driven
out of politics. Of all the questions which
can come before this nation, short of the
actual preservation of its existence in a
great war, there Is none which compares In
Importance with the great central tank of
leaving this land even a better land tor
our -descendants than It Is for us, and train
ing themMnto t-bettcf race to Inhabit tne
land and pass It on." Conservation Is a great
moral Issue, for It Involves tb saiety ana
continuance Of th nation. Let me aaa
that the health and vitality of our peopl
are at least as weir worth conserving ss
their forests; waters, lands and minerals,
and that In this great work the national
government must bear a most important
Part- . ..
I have snoken elsewhere also of tne greai
b whlnh ilea before the farmers of the
country to get for themselves and for their
wives and children not only tne Deneius
of better farming, but also those of better
business methods and better conditions of
life on the farm. The burden of this great
task will fall, as It should, mainly upon
the great organisations of the farmers
themselves. I am glad It will, lor i oeiieve
they are well able to handle it. In par
ticular, there ar strong reasons why the
Departments of Arglculture of the various
states, the United States Department of
Agriculture, and the agricultural colleges
and experiment stations shouia extena
their work to cover all phases of life on the
farm. Instead of limiting themselves, as
they have far too often limited themselves
in the past, solely to the question 6f the
production of crops.
Reaction Follows Excess.
Nothing Is more true than that excess
of every kind is followed by reaction, a
fact whldh should be pondered by reiormr
and reactionary alike. W ar fac to fac
with new conceptions of the relations of
property to human welfar chiefly because
certain advocates of th rights of property
as against. the rights of men have been
pushing their claims too far. The man wno
wrongly holds that every human right Is
secondary to his profit must now give way
to the advocate of human welfare, who
rlahtlv maintains that every man holds his
DroDerty subject to the general ngnt oi
the community to regulate Its use to wnn
ever degre th publio welfar may require
it. But I think w may go still further.
The right to regulat th us of weafth In
the public Interest la universally admittea
Let us admit also th right to regulate the
terms and conditions of labor, which Is the
chief element of wealth, directly In the
Interest of the common good. Th funds
mental thing to do for every man is to
give him th chanc to reach a place In
which he will make the greatest possible
contribution to the public welfar. No
man can be a good citizen unless he haa
a wage more man sumcieni ia v..
bar cost of living, and hour of labor short
enough so that after his day's work Is done
he will have time and energy to bear his
share in the management of the community
to help In carrying the general load. We
keep countless men from being good citi
zens by th conditions or lite witn wnicn
we surround them. We need comprehen
sive workmen's compensation acts, both
state and national laws to regulate child
labor and th work of women, and espe
cially ws need 4n our common schools not
merely education in book-learning, but also
practical training for dally life and work.
W need to enforce better sanitary condi
tlons for our workers, and to extend tbe
use -of safety appliances In Industry and
commerce both within and between the
states. Also, friends. In th Interest of the
worklngman himself we need to set our
faces llks flint against mob violence Just
aa against corporate greed; against violence
and Justice and lawlessness by wagework-
ers Just as much ss sgalnst lawless cun
nlna and greed and selfish arrogance of
Nentrnl Ken for Lsw Breakers.
National efficiency has many factors.
It Is a necessary result of the principle of
conservation widely applied. Ia th end
Itrwlll determine our failure or success as
a na-tiou. National efficiency has. to do not
only with, natural resource and with men
It Is equally concerned with Institutions.
The state must be made efficient fur the
work which concerns only the people of the
state, and the nation for that which con
cerns sll the people. Ther must remain
no neutral ground to serve as a refuge for
lawbreakers, and especially for lawbreakers
of great wealth, who can hire the vulpine
legal cunning which will teach them how
to avoid both Jurisdictions. It Is a mis
fortune when the national legislature falls
to do Its duty In providing a national
remedy, so that the only national activity
Is the purely negative activity of the Ju
diciary In forbidding th state to exercise
power In the premises.
A New nationalism.
I do not ssk for over-centralisation, but
I do ask that we work In a spirit of broad
and far-reaching nationalism when w
work for what concerns- oir people as a
whole. We are all Americans. Our com
mon Interests ar as broad as the conti
nent. I speak to you' her. In Kansas ex
actly as I would apeak? in New York or
Georgia, for the most vital problems are
those which affect, us all alike. The na
tional government belongs to th whole
American people ' and x where th whole
American people are Interested, that Inter
est can be guarded effectively only by the
national government. Th betterment which
w seek must be accomplished, I believe,
mainly through the national government
The American people ar right In demand
ing that new nationalism without which
we cannot hope to deal with new problems.
The new nationalism puts the national
need before sectional or personal advantage.
It Is Impatient of the utter confusion that
results from . local legislatures attempting
to treat national Issue as local Issues. It
Is still more impatient bf the Importance
which springs from the over-division of
government powera tbe impotence which
make It possible for local selfishness or
for legal cunning, hired by wealthy special
Interests, to bring national activities to a
deadlock. This new " nationalism regards
th executive power aa th steward of the
publio welfare. It demands of. the Judiciary
that it shall be Interested primarily In hu
man welfare rather than In property. Just
aa It demands that the representative body
shall represent all the people, rather than
any ons class or section of the people.
I believe In shaping the ends of govern
ment to protect property as well aa human
welfare. Normally, and In th long run,
the ends are the same, but whenever th
alternative must be faced I am for men
and not for property I am far from under
estimating the importance of dividends, but
I rank dividends below human character.
I know well that the reformers must not
bring upon the people economic--ruin, or
the reforms themselves will go down In the
ruin. But we must be ready to face tem
porary disaster, whether or not' brought on
by those who will war against us to the
knife. Those who oppos all reform will do
well to remember that ruin In Its worst
form Is Inevitable If our national life brings
us nothing better than swollen fortunes
for the few and the triumph In both politics
and business of a sordid an self ish . mater
ialism. More Direct Action Needed.
If OUr political Institutions were nerfert.
they would absolutely prevent the political
domination of money In anv oa.it of our
affairs. We need to rriake our political
representatives more quickly and 'sensitively
rponsive to the people whose servants
they are. More direct action by the people
In their own . affairs under- proper safe
guards Is vitally necessan- The illrut
primary . , ,tep ,n thlm iirtction ,f u ,8
associated with a corrupt practices are ef
fective to prevent the! advantage of the
-man willing recklessly and. unscrupulously
19 peaa money ever tbe mor honest earn.
petitor. It Is ParUeularJylrnportantrthat all
.uoy, received or expended fofttampalgn
purposes should be pUJhi!p accounted-for
not onlyereiectton-Vt before election
as well.- r6litlcal,? act lps must be made
simpler, easier and freer from confusion for
every cltlxen. I believe that theprompt re-
...vi oi unraitnrul or incompetent publio
servants should be mada'eaay arid sure In
whatever way experience! Shalt show to be
most expedient In any given class of cases.
One of the fundamental necessities in a
representative government such- as ours is
mane certain that the men to whom the
pwpie oeiegate their power shall serve
th people by whom they ar elected, and
"ut me special interests'. I believe that
every national officer, elected or appointed.
Bhould be forbidden to perform any service
ur receive any compensation directly or in
directly from Inter-atat corporations; an
a similar provision could not fall to be use-
ui wiuiin the states.
The object of tovtrnmunt th
of the People. The material Droirress and
prosperity of a nation are desirable chiefly
so far as. they lead to the moraf and ma
terial welfare nr n -i.i .
c vulsella, jusi in
proportion as the average man and woman
in noneei, capable of sound Judgment and
.. u, acuv m public affalre-but
first of all aound In their home lif.
the father and mother of healthy chtldren-
jusi so tar and no farther we m.v
our civilisation a success.. Ws must have-
omiev we nave alrady-a genuine and
Permanent moral awakenlnr. win.nnt
wmcn no wisdom of legislature or ad
ministration really means anything: ' and
on th othr hand, w must try to secure
th social and economic legislation with.
wnicn any improvement due to purely moral
Jiauon is necessarily evanescent. What
we need Is good dtlxens. Good citizenship
means progress; and therefore all good citi
zens should stand for grogress, and must
STOPS AT MAN V KANSAS TOWNS
orernor Stnbbs Jolna Party at Osage
OTTAWA, Kan.. Aug. siGovernor
Stubbs of Kansas joined th Roosevelt
party at Osage City this morning. Th
governor and his staff reached her In a
private car, which Was attached to th
Enthusiastic crowds of Kansans kept the
coionei Duay making BDeechea. until i.i.
last evening. Rain was falling, but th In
habitant of th small towns, through
wnicn tne trsin passed, were at th stations
waiting In th dark to see him. He arrived
at Bcott City Just as it waa growing dark,
and found th whols town out to meet him.
in men aaa campaign torches In their
hands and th flickering light illuminated
the face which were turned up to great the
traveler. The colonel talked to the people
(or a few minutes sbout good citlsensblp.
At many of tbe smaller towns, no stops
war made, but th people wer ther wait
Ing and. as th special train wblssed by,
gave a wild shout, ' which never failed to
bring a smile to the face of Colonel Roose
velt, and a wave'of the hand to his friends
outside In the rain and the darkness.
When Colonel Roosevelt appeared on the
rear platform of his private car here, in
company with Governor Btubbs, who had
Joined tha party at Osage City, there was
a chorus of shouts from the large as.
semblage of men and women, who had
long stood In ths rain to meet him.
Senator Brlstow and Representative
Msdison wer near the colonel, who was
eviaentiy pleased with his cordial recep
tion and waved bis hand and smiled. ,
Governor Stubbs Introduced ths colonel
as th "greatest, man, not only in Kansas
and the United States, but In' ths world
"I not only have a peculiar association
with Kansas." began Colonel Roosevelt
"it waa tha Kansas delegation .that first
definitely overcome my reluctance to be
vice president and therefore ultimately g.t
me to b made president. I am so glad
to be back with you, to bx back here In
th west, to be back In th United Stat.
I have had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.
I enjoyed Africa mor than the lions did.
Now I am back her to Join with you to
try to work for whatever Is for the bene
fit of our country.
"It Is Just the same now as It waa with
you men of the civil war. In those dark
days from 1061 to 186S. The crisis Is not
as great as It Wks then, but there Is a
real crisis. Our effort Is to secure a bet
ter and more even chanc for the average
man. W do not wish to do any Injustice
to the msn of wealth,' or to tha great cor
poratlon, but w wish to see that they do
not do any Injustice to the little man."
tor a Busy Day
Local Committee to Have Strenuous
Time of it with All the
Former President Theodor Roosevelt
will be given a chance for a long day
Friday; and likewise the local committee
having his program In charge will be
compelled to go along pretty steadily,
morning, noon and night, while "the
colonel" la th guest of Omaha.
The Burlington train bearing Roosevelt
will arrive In Omaha shortly before T
o'clock Friday morning; at 6:4S, If on time.
It is expected the distinguished guest will
bS ready to meet and accompany the local
oommtttee, of which Victor Rosswater Is
chairman, soon after arrival.
Breakfast Will be served th commute
and the member of th Roosevelt party
at the Omaha club, after which a brief
breathing spell will be allowed. Then
comes an automobile trip through the
city, which will cover every point of in
terest At noon the party Is due In th Field
cluU grounds, where an Informal reception
Is to' be held for the guests, who are to
have plates at the luncheon. The function
Is to be of the western flavor, "Just good
fellowship," and business suits will be
popular.- The personnel of the gathering
will be typical of the cosmopolitan char
acter of the city, and" the strenuous states
man and traveler will be In his favorite
element, mixing with "th good average
American citizen,' to use his own words.
Following the Field club luncheon the
colonel will be given an hour or two of
rest If he wants It before the Auditorium
meeting, at 4 o'clock. Mere he will make
his on nd only speech In Omaha, barring
few passing remarks, perhaps, at other
times. It IS expected Roosevelt will speak
n hour or mor on his set subject, "The
Panama Canal." That he will have a
great audience Is assured, for the general
publio will be admitted to the building an
hour before the time set for the - address.
In the evening a formal dinner Is on the I
card, at the Omaha club, with a limited
party In attendance, and fiom tile tables
the visitors and hosts will be rushed In j
utomoblles to the Den, where a special
appearance of the pug-nosed comet with
th pondlferous tall Is scheduled. Several
rehearsals of the particular gyrations
the famous celestial attraction Is to go
through on this occasion have been held
by the performers, and those who have
seen the rehearsals assert with confidence
that Ak-Sar-Ben will 'have a crackerjack
advertiser on th road after Roosevelt has
enjoyed th sights and sounds of . the
royal court of Qulvera.
It will thus be seen that th committee
headed by Mr. Rosewster haa a stiff job
cut Out for Itself before It lands th colo
nel on his tralri for departure Saturday
morning. .--, t" ' n ''
Blls Bona, 804-804 Korth Sixteenth
. Street, Call fop Polloe.
It took several policemen this morning
to keep th throng In line which eagerly
awaited the opening of . the greatest and
grandest bargain giving sale ever put before
Omaha and vicinity. Thousands upon thou
sands of eager buyers took advantage of
the opportunity to purchase reliable mer
chandise at such astonishing low prices.
The Immense throng received prompt at
tention, as Blls A Sons have engaged an
able staff of salesmen. It would be to
th advantage of every one to visit the
store, during the next ten days of which
the sale continues. Thousands of dollars
worth of fall merchandise to be disposed
The store will be open at 8.00 A. M., from
now on. This sals Is being conducted by
Th Great Eastern Mills Syndicate.
For Nebraska Generally fair.
For Iowa Fair and warmer.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
6 a. m
6 a. m
7 a. m
I a, m
II a. nv
12 m ,
1 p. m
t p. m
S p. m ,
4 p. m.
K p. m
t p. m
7 p. m
t p. m
In connection with the
ofentfig display of our neiv bedding
department we art malting a special exhibit of
fine braes an$ wood beda begining today for the
balance of this week in the main section of our
first fioor. i
At exclusive atfinti for th manvfaclurtr to art auth rittl
to ofttr a limittd quanity of the ctltbrated Votcan makoqany four
pott colonial beds in either tingle (twin) or daub's six at $37.60
during tt m'ntth 0 September at outlined in all (As national
magatiMt. 2 hit notice meant a laving of $17. 60 to all tcht act
upon it. .
Cowan Beds in the Special Exhibit
Orchard & Wilhelm
1414-16-18 South 16th Street
ROOSEVELT PLANS AT DEN
Special Box Has Been Built for the
Guest of Honor.
EX TEA REHEARSAL OF THE SHOW
Nevr Sonns and Jokes Will Be Tried
Ont Tbnrsdnr Evening; by h
Working; Crew of Kalgkts
Theodore Roosevelt and his party will
occupy a specially constructed box at th
Ak-Sar-Ben ceremony to b held In his
honor Friday night at th Den. The box
Is to be built on the west side of the Den.
raised to allow the visitors to look over the
heads of the knights seated on the main
floor and to give them an excellent view
of all the "dolnge,"
As Roosevelt day draws near, with th
announcement that only paid members will
be admitted to the Initiation Friday night
the membership roll Is making a rapid
Jump. Nearly forty new members have
sent In their names within the last three
days, bringing the grand total up to 1.490.
A special rehearsal of the show will be
held at the den Thursday nighty The
whole show will be staged snd all the new
stuff Bob Manley has Invented will be
given a try-out. From what has been
whispered about, the circus Friday night
will make those that have gone before
look like a bunch of kids playing In a
Other details, such as the time of the
ceremony, the trip out to the den and the
names of those who are to do the hon
ors, are still In the hands of the board of
governors. No speeches have been ar
ranged for and will probably not be ar
ranged for until a conference 1 held with
MOTXicsirrs or ocaajr TXAxgHrrs.
Frt. Arrived. Stlltd.
KBW YORK Oceanic...
SEATTLE Iwa Mara.
If It's a Johnson House Lamp
It's the Right Kind.
HOW ABOUT YOURS?
JOHNSON LAMP CO.,
621 South 16th St.
PAY WHEN CURED
A written guarantee given In all casea
treated. Hundreds of th most prominent
people In Omaha and from all parts of th
United States have been cured by Da.
KAXWILL, who has resided In Omaha
for Xh years, r'atienta must come io mu
office for treatment 524 Bee Building,
Omaha, Neb. Phone Douglas 1424.
(Cut this out for reference.)
Our regular pries ar al
ways consistent with qual
ity. . Oar cut prions offer
a decided opportunity torn
substantial savings to folk
oonomloally iaollaod. Here's
a abort list wortk heeding
4 ozs. Bay Rum and bottle,
I oss. Camphorated Oil and
8 oss. Carbolic Acid and bot
1 lb. Epsom Salts .... lOo
4 nzs. Glycerin and Rose
Water and botle loo
4 oss. Rochelle Salts .. lOo
85c Water Oil Atomiser
black rubber bulb and tube
with three tips every
one guaranteed, special
76c Monarch Fountain
Syringe . . 43o
2.00 Bafety Vaginal
Beaton Drug Co,
Farnam tod 15th
NO HOME IS COMPLETE
Without a Johnson
If It's a Johnson It Saves.
621 South 16th St.
T1IK BROWNING - KING
SPECIAL is on sale to
day in nil of our stores.
It is a bettor Derby hat
than anything hereto-'
fore shown nt
This hat is made by one of
the best manufacturers
in this country, from a
N special mixture of fur,
closely felted, insuring a
body that will give sat
isfactory service even in
a light-weight hat.
It is trimmed ' with spe
cially made bands and
bindings and has a gen
uine French Calf leather,
the best known to the
hat trade. ",
The details of the hat are
in keeping wiih the high
grade materials of which
it is made. The blocks
embrace every proportion
from the smallest to the
largest, and are made in
three weights self-con-forming,
flexible and full
r Fifteenth and Douglas St.
R. S. WILCOX, Manager
Only genuine Ingredients of high "
est quality are used for Hydro"
' Ginger Ale. Others contain red r
pepper Instead of ginger, Sao
cbarin Instead of sugar, etc.
contains best imported ginger,
refined cane sugar, pure juices of
sound, ripe fruits, our make of
carbonic acid gas the water is
double distilled the bottles steri
lised nothing skimped to - add
firofit. Thar why it is superior
n flavor and wholesoraeness. Sold .
by all dealers in beverages.
CnsMmrs Coat pur, Chlcw
Oonrtney Si On., Ptstrjhqtors. Omaha. Stsb.
Matinees t lBo, 880. BOo. TL Song. 104V
Xls-htl 100, 860, BOo, 75o, Ind. A-lOf a
AMERICAN MUSIC HALt '
1STK JUTD BOUOUI BTU.
Omaha's Theatre Beautiful.
World's Oreatest Vaudeville Prodnotloa
THE DARUYARO ROMEO
Brilliant Company of 70, Inolndlnr ' '
MISBI KAJOSJ J. J. BDOHI " ' "
Call. OABTMXXilj ITDIBT OBAsTT '
ADBX.AXDB DOBOTKT YAUOBX
8 OTHER ALL STAR ACTS 8
CHILDREN'S MATINEE DAILY
A Treat for the Little Folk. '
sfa V. is, a . . .
t U J WVT VIA ,DOUS
W V , " ""(KIUkMS
ADVANCED VAUDEVILLE t
Matinee every day, SilSj every nlffbt, lilS.
Master tiabiiel and company, in "Lit- '
tie Tommy Tucker j" The Old Soldier
Fiddlers, LotUe WUIlams & Co., 1'eter
Donald and Met Carson, The tiix
Abdallahs, Frank Morrell, Morrisse
Sisters nd Hi-others, DeLisle, Kino,
drome and Orplteum Concert Orchestra
of Fifteen Talented Artists.
VBXCXal Wsek Bsysi Matins. 10 and
Bo Mlfhts, lOo, 860 and 60a. Sundays!
Matinee, 10a, 86a and 60o; Mlrhts, same
ss week days, eaoeptinf few front sows,,
ffmiR iiiCATcn "c. a5cB
IUIUU I IlbHI fall 50c, 75c.
ALL THIS WEEK
THE SHOW GIRL
COV KAX1 aadOompany ef rifty.
IQISAT-Oro IIW MISTiaTLA.
MISS EVA LAN'U And ber Company
TOBXOXT and AX.X. WI
Mats. Tomorrow and Saturday . , 4
Love W atehes . J
Beat Week uoh A XJttl Qnsea. T
yrlossi Brifkt, 100,180,881 Mat 10s, 88 f
DaU" Mat. 15-tVSO 'f
-RICE & OADY '
In tbe Blr Mualoal mevae,
The Beauty, Trust v
BXTKATAOAaTKA and TAVDBTXXIVB .
Ladles' Dime Matinee Dally
gaa.. end AU Week, "Th Cracker Jaeks
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