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STATEMENT OF CIBCt: I.ATION.
State of Nebraska. Douglss County. sa:
Ueorge li- Tzsehuck, ti easurer of The Bee
Publishing Comi-any, being duly "'"
sav that the actual r. unmet of lull ami
,nmnll. r.mli.a of The Daily. Morning.
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during
tie month of Aiignei,
1m. was a fo..ow
, 11 43,480
' 2 40,100
1 2 .48,640
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Total . .. 1,389,730
Katurnad copies . . V.. 14,287
lal total .. ."'A....... .'....1.315,443
Ually average ...,..:....' 48,433
CJEOItaE' O. TZSCIll'CK,
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SubsrrlbiHl In m.v jirmfncf ami aworn
to before we tbla lt day of September. VA'
, M; ,Ii WALKER.
" Notary l'uo.if.
Suliarrlliera leutliitj; lha city teiu
Itornrlly aboulil have 'I b lire
MiMlleil to tliem. Ailtlreaa will be
cbanuril often mm reqweatvil.
A "good Indian" is one Who has the
right kind of a fee to give.
A "conservation" tougrtBa U appar
ently no place.- for a conservative.
la Chancellor Day out of the coun
try, that we do not hear his voice?
Up to the last count Timothy Wood
ruff hd all: his f cockled vests intact.
Possibly the "bof sdput". movement
might commend Itself to '. the major
leagues. ;v v" ' "'' -'V
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Thi jil.onirahlertlearBf stftl has not
told the people what it Is he Is a candi
date for. ' tVv"
"Ballanger report ready soon," says
a news 'Item. Such precipitate haste
is dangerous.,,.; ,. .-., . ....
Are the promqtefB . of ' that "New
Nationalism" ASsappotnted at what has
taken place at Bt" Paul ? " ,
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It appears that , some legislators in
a sister state, loathe .east have robbed
the pot forty wnys' f t.6ixi the Jack. ,. '
It's all og bow. CoIonerVatterson
says he nist'vreWehtof the United
States ''must br s, demb'er'att must be."
Justice RoScoe Found, tow of Chi
cago, says IV Is a hindrance to Bome
people. Wae not tht" the purpose of
making-laws?; ' "'! .,'. ;,,
Lone "baiidltj flre'stm folding up
trains dow'trfn St'6uis. " But these
latter-day fellows are not In it with
Evidently the British .Fourt pro
poses to center Its fire on Dr. Crlppen
and let circumstances take care of his
surviving victim,, Miss Lenevc.
Lincoln's aviation meet eclipsed
Omaha's la oneVespect, at least. The
aviator got higb enough in the air to
turn turtle and light on a barn.
Denver tas'Jpst voted an Issue of
$8,000, 00Q to puv a water plant which
has been appraised at upward of
114,000.000. Omaha's experience is
Some of the speeches made at St.
Faul remind us strongly of the defini
tion a New York reporter once gave
of a "column." ,.He said it conmbted
of one idea and 3,000 words.
President Taft's suggestion that
deeds will be of more service than
words in accomplishing the ends of
conservation did not operate to check
tho flow of oratory at St. Paul.
If the pioneers who blazed the way
of civilization" en the western fron
tiers had had a few of those Oklahoma
lawyers with ihi-m they would have
encountered little difficulty In "raid
ing" the Indians.
The suggestion by a member of the
Omaha Board of Education that men
tal suggestion be made a part of
Omaha public school mot hods has its
attractive features. But it is not the
children ho need the suggestion.
James A. Reed of Missouri says that
Mr. Cowherd of Missouri compares
with Governor Madley as Arabian
steed to a flea-bitten broncho. And
then Mr. Reed expects to cajole the
temperance peoplo Into voting for hliu.
Rooaevelt Standi with Taft. j
Colonel hoosevelt s speech at me Pi.
Paul 1 oim ;i vailon tonxii'sfl m a i-iAi,!
f( pioof were tie ded.'of his citife syin-j
pHuiy t. mi I'ltmdent Jail In the woisj
01 u.t auniiiMbiihtiou, at ham m la
us l tit- rairniK out of the lioiuovcli' i
ifi,f!tB' ate (ontetned.1 Vhrcveij
t olonei KotHevrlt had occasion to te-'
Jet to I'rt sident : 1 aft' poiiok-s or'
speech, l.e pt aised-the'm,' and in the
in a 1 ti ispu .s the two men stund
sijuarely t(.'(!ether, Juet as they have,
mwajs Btooti, ncuplte all the hurrah
that Iibb hsu Ulntied in oUr ears for1
n.ore thai, u ar by persons with!
gt let a net. s ti-tkiiis lo create a cou-;
tiaiy uupreasion. j
"Much that 1 have to say on ton-1
st rvulion will be a repetition of whatj
wan ho auin.rubly baid l'roiu this plat-j
lorm jestei'dajr," said Colonel Roose-:
vtlt, referring to the president's speech!
In his introductory. I
Aisnln, toward the conclusion of h is i
add) ess, he said:
"I have been astounded and de
lighted on my return from abroad at
the progress made while 1 was away."
"All friends of conservation should
be in heartiest agreement with the
policy which the prtsldnt laid down
In connection . with' tho coal," oil and)
phosphate lands, and I am 'glad Ho bei
able to say that at its last sc-s.-tlou con
gress fully Completed the work'ot sep
arating the surface title to the laud!
from the mineral beneath."
The fundamental proposition of the
two speeches Is the conserving of nat-'
ural resources so as to avoid waste
and obtain the largest good to the
largest number, both in the present
and future generations. At not one
essential point In the entire policy do
the two men disagree. This, of course,
is not surprising in view of their long
period of Intimate personal and offi
cial association,. but It may be men
tioned simply as exposing the baseless
attempt which .disappointed factions
have been making to create, the pub
lic, belief that discord existed between
the present and former administra
tions. Now that both men have
spoken from the same -platform, it
would be only fair to the people for
those who have been responsible for
this campaign of mischievous misrep
resentation to devote their time to bet
ter work. , -. '
Colonel Roosevelt dealt with char
acteristic vigor with the danger of al
lowing predatory corporations to get
control of valuable resources, and
offered some advice which congress
may well afford to heed in the way
of precluding the possibility of such
actuation,.,.. . . .'.;
Some Interesting'' Primariei. ' '
No surprise is becastouba . by the
renomlnatioa in the Vlscoasln pri
marlee of 'nator "IjaSHett-.' hut a
somewhat lgnlf leant' stfUAtifrir 'is pr
sentedfln the homlnationr oit th.4 LaFol
lette" eadditfate' for oyefporjF. K.
McGoverq,' who was'againBt tcounty
option, and In the general . defeat ' of
county option Itself, which seems to
split the moral Teforru ;! , element
squarely in two. So. far! as Senator
LaFollette was personally concerned,
he was never In danger of defeat in
his state, since the majority sentiment,
has been. with him ,U' along.. 1 ,.
The returns . frorh' Michigan show
that Senator Julius ,' Caesar ' Burrows
has lost a,renpmination. This, assuni
ing that the choice, -of the -voters as
expressed at the primaries will be cat
ried out by the i' legislature' will
remove one of the old-landmarks from
congress. - Senator.V Burrow served
for eighteen years In the house t and
fifteen, years in the senate.' His defeat
for renomlnatlon 'Is, little 'more
surprising than, is LaPollette'B euccets,
for it has been apparent- for some
time that he might go under in the
factional fight among the members
of his party at home, which fight has
turned, largely, upon him and his rec
ord In congress.
South Beats Wall Street. ,
After all there is such a thing as
traders of smaller communities beat
ing New York operators, as has been
Impressively demonstrated in the cot
ton market. The Wall street bears
undertook to pound down prices, but
were defeated by a small group of
southern men, who, last winter, cog
nizant of the small crop, began to plan
their campaign for wresting control
from the New York speculators. Their
victory seems to have been complete,
for they forced the price up to 20
cents, compelling the snorts to sell at
18 cents in very many instances.
This ought to be an influential les
son to the south and to other pro
ducing sections of the country, which
have been In the habit of sitting su
pinely by while nonproducers reaped
the largest profits of their harvests
by sheer manipulation of prices. It
ought to teach these farming com
munities the possibility of controlling,
or at least sharing in the control, of
their own markets. It was a tre
mendous task which these southern
traders essayed, to buck Wall street
with Its vast skill and experience and
capital, but they seem to have over
come every obstacle and achieved a
sweeping victory. 1 ,
This is the first time in the hlBtory
of the contract market that such a
thing has been done and southern pa
pers are very wisely urging their peo
ple to follow up the vantage ground
and not content themselves to rest
upon their laurels. They owe some
thing to these few courageous men,
who, though they must have reaped
snug fortunes for their pains, never
theless have done 'a great good to the
whole cotton-producing country. It form. Hut the rhock to business ws
wculJ be a great thing for the pro-! modified by the early announcement
pie if speculators could always be'ff the Maney people that they would
thwarted In their plans of gambling rebuild' at once, and now their new
in the nccesfa; irs of life. i"1"! I" Kaln pouring lt3 stream of
1 j flour made from Nebraska grain. Tho
Missouri Shows Another Trust. I
Missouri has apparently turned the I
"show-mo" tables on the truals. hav.j
Ing added the Harvester combine to:
the list that cannot do business lnj
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l-.ai state until ns manapeiu- nt .....
some Important changes, or the fed-j
iral supicmc court pastes on the niat-
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1 lie iivibuiii 01 lot; ftu r-i 11 iiiriii ;
siiecial commissioner that the Interna
tlonal Harvester company of New Jer
sey Is a trust and as such has violated
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the laws of Missouri and should be
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there, and this effort was organized
and led by Governor Hadley when he
was attorney peneral of the state.
This very suit, In fact, was Instituted
by him. It represents, in a way, a
personal victory for him and suggests
another reason why the people of his
state svuld bo grateful that he has
decided to rve out his term of gov
ernor and not beeom a candidate for
According to the findings in this
case three men, one of them J. Pler
pont Morgan's right hand man, Per
kins, are controlling the gigantic busi
ness of supplying farm machinery in
this country; there Is no competition
and no relief under present conditions
for the farmers. But the ramifica
tions of this influence run far past the
farmers and indirectly affect the en
tire -country.- The situation Is thor
oughly repugnant to the American
sense of Justice and tecency, and if
the facts are as reported by the gov
ernment's expert, it is to be hoped that
the supreme court will take such ac
tion as will compel the dissolution of
the trust and at the same time pun
ish the offenders against the anti-trust
laws. This, then, will make it another
great triumph for the federal govern
ment and the people at large.
Business at South Omaha.
The growth of business 'at the
Union stock yards at South Omaha is
proof of the steadily increasing im
portance of the territory that is served
by Omaha. The farmers of Nebraska
and the cattle resources of the entire
section are finding the local market
facilities most attractive. One princi
pal result of this is an increase in
business at a rate that outstrips any
other.- live stock market in the country.
Figures, for( the "eight months of the
year show ,that the expansion of the
Omaha market exceeds that of : any
other watle?-In the tota.ftliimJbeT re
ceived we are now pressing ' Kansas
City yery close for second place among
live stock markets of the world. These
conditions are certainly most satis
factory. ' " "". ',
Party Textbooks. - ;
The republicans have Issued their
campaign, text book, and the demo
crats have also issued theirs. The
republican book 1s a simple record of
the achievements of the party, while
.the democrats' Is a mere compilation
of promises for themselves and criti
cisms and misrepresentations of the
Playing,, as usual, on the credulity
of the Dublic, the democrats will be
obliged to conflne themselves to prog
nostication, since they have no record
of achievement of late, years to which
they may refer, and they will not dare
refer to the one they left behind them
the last time they were "entrusted
with power." Their whole text book,
therefore, must be argumentative,
while that of the republicans Is argu
ment only as "every good record must
obviously be a good argument."
Not since the civil war has a con
gresB accomf lliihed as many actual re
sults, as much cotitructlve legislation
In response to popula demand, as did
the sixty-first congrqat. and the con
tents of this year's republican text
book ought, therefore, to prove the
most Impressive that tie party ever
has submitted to the people. The
book is compiled with a scrupulous
fidelity to facts and details, and is a
wonderful Bource of political and in
dustrial information. It presents not
only a record of tiie present adminis
tration up to date, with Its policies
and principles, but contains a vast
amount of useful information as to
labor and commerce In this country.
We have just been given a fine ex
ample of what real business energy
and western push can accomplish. The
starting up of the Maney mill means
more than appears on the surface. It
Is an exhibition of enterprise that is
most commendable and should be re
garded as an excellent example for
other manufacturers. Five months
from the time the company's first mill
lay a heap of ruins, and while the de
bris of the fire that destroyed its prop
erty was still smoldering, this com.
pany commenced the operation of a
newer and larger mill. The ManeyB
came to Omaha strangers attracted
hither by the apparent advantage
offered by this city as a market town.
The establishment of their plant
means much to the industry of the
community. When it was destroyed
by fire last spring its loss was keenly
felt, because it was a heavy blow to
the Industry In which the whole state
Is vitally Interested, and which was
just beginning to' take on definite
ousieu, is anomei mKuui. ... ,.iluiJ condemn wtth equal readiness the ap
for the determined effort of that state ,)earance of a corporate agent bpforc
to bring large corporations within theany conventlon who does not declare
purview of statutory limitations be-jnm8elf frankly R8 ,ucn Now h(1
fore they can continue to do business! hag probably made sorne npw cnealle8.
quality of pluck exhibited in this in
stance Is the sort that makes cities
r. 1. lu .u
Colonel Roosevelt hit those western'
b a 1 f ? 111 t-u iiu a 1 i-iiit- 111 (lie iu -
JRervatlon conRrrM a8 tno disguised
aK,nt8 of corporationg a hard blow!
whpn be Slid- "I heartllv amirove'
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iuu Biniuue ui b.ij vu..aium, ui,,-.-
CSted in th
ie deliberations of a meeting
such as this, which COUICS hither tonl" annual report, which enow that at the
advocate, bv Its openly accredited i prP, t . ,lM,e th"' arp "MM P-n-Uwers
I nt , h, . hpllfvp, " 'i emsse. .m the runs. 1 nia is the low-
.agents, MOWS wniCU It believes the!rst twint thHt haa been touched ainee 1S-I2.
meeting should have In mind. But I
The situation out In the big Sixth
Is a beautiful Illustration of the glorl-iThe
ous posslbllltes of fusion under dem
ocratic practice. The democrats have
nominated one candidate for congress
and tne populists have nominated an
other, and now they propose to arbi
trate to determine which one shall
While they are settling this mo -
mentous question, couldn't they find ' treasury for the benefit of the survivors
a little time to decide what they are of ,h' llv," ,u Also' ttnmissioner iav-
enport belleven, that the total cost of pen
golng to do with the pledge they sub- ,ions would decllna more rapidly If mem-
scribed to each avowing his purpose tOI
abide by th outcome, of the primary?
Great and big as Is New York City,
its growth seems only moderate when
one considers that it was far above a
million in population before the civil
war, and that now, with all Its terri
torial expansion, the annexation of
Brooklyn and all the other neighbor
ing cities, it has only 4,766,000. The
estimated population of London is
7,500,000, and of Chicago 2,250.000.
Will New York catch London before
Chicago catches New York? Before
determining this for yourself remem
ber Chicago's population in 1871.
Pitcher Keeley has the poor consola
tion of knowing that It was not his
fault that he did not achieve a niche
in the base ball hall of fame. The Inci
dent merely emphasizes the fact that
there are eight other men on the team
besides the pitcher, and each has
something to do with the outcome of'
Try the' Plain Article. "
If the irovernment Is unable to secure the
services of a real xylotmist for $1,000 a
year, It mlg-ht hire some plain citizen who
knows all about the bugs, worms, and
things that bore Injq the trunks of trees.
Probably he wpUl djp, Just as well.
I.onk MlKr. Good Abroad.
. St, Louis .(lobe-Democrat. ., ,
. tTncie. Sam's mlpte can not turn out
gold coins fast enough to supply the for
eign demand.. .It must be that American
gold Is better than any other kind and that
the foreigners aro giving heed to tho well
known advertising phrase, "take no sub
stitute." Experience Teaches.
Harper's W eekly.
"Sure and ol t'lnk ut pays to be honest,
afther all," said Pat. "Ol troled thot
phoney-weight business In my grocery
ethore lasht year, and ol losht money by
"How bo? Ijid you get found out?"
asked his friend.
"No. sorr." returned Pat. "Ol made the
tnlshtake of fillln' me weights wld lead, xo
thot Ivery mon thot come to me for won
pound of sugar got twtnty-tVireo ounces to
Freed from a Handicap.
Mr. Bryan announces that he will not be
a candidate for president in 1912. giving no
reasons. But that he means what he says
may be taken for "granted. There Is no
necessity for saying more of what has re
cently happened In his own state than that
It was a sort of last straw. For this with
drawal, no better time could have been
chosen. It Is a distinct contribution to the
cause of the party o- which Mr. Bryan Is
o much Indebted, it should have an en
couragingand stimulating effect all along
the line, it should Improve the congres
SCOHK 0H FOR TiKT.
II est Man Available for Barns
The dangerous Industry of mining is likely
to be well served by This .new bureau of
mines. President Taft has appointed as Its
head the best man for- the place, Vr.
Joseph Austin Holmes of the geological
survey. There was one argument against
the appointment ol! Ir. Holmes, a political
argument. Mr. Balllnger's friends felt that
Dr. Holmes should be kept out of the bu
reau of mines because he Is a close friend
of Plnchot and Uarfleld. That Dr. Holmes'
friendship for Plnchot unfitted him for of
fice. In spite of his record as a public
servant, was the ft-eling of Mr. Balllnger's
friends. Against this partisan spirit Presi
dent Taft has prevailed. He has given of
fice to the man whom both mine employeia
and employes are anxious to see In the ser
vice, and In doing so he has made honorable
preference between the personal Interests of
Mr. Balllnger and the wide social Interests
of American miners.
Our Birthday Book
Bsptamtxr s, 1910.
Robert C. Clowry, president of the West
ern Vnlon Telegraph company, was born
September g, ISiiS. He Is a native of Illinois,
and lived In Omaha In the early days,
marrying the daughter of Oeneral Fsler
brook. He is a telegraph opera Mr, who
reached his present eminence solely by
Harvey Ingham, editor of the Des Moines
Register and Leader, Is S2 years old today.
He was born at Algona. la., and has been
In the newspaper business since 1KX2. and
one held the lucrative position of post
master at Algona.
John Rush, national bunk examiner for
the district of Nebraska, Is celebrating his
fifty-sixth birthday. He was born In Ire
land, coming to this country In lVj as a
teacher, and was county superintendent of
schools from 1TS to 1H78. II has been
county treasurer, city treasurer, and ten
years in bis present position,
Soma latareaklBf rtaiaa
ant Conditions Obaarret
at taa VaUon's CapltoL
' The tnlted ftatcw (infirm rill I liwei
toiTay than It has b-cn at any time ( r Hie
I'"t elRlneen .enio. The civil war ciMlrrn
arc Hying at the rale of 1( a rtuy, flint tne
iimai eeai to tne aovet iiinent in tne way
bounties due to ,,t war, ought ateadilv
to decline from thia time on."
T,u'1' ""tement were made by Commln-
laloner ef Penalnim Intvfnpurt to the Wash
I1M(I1 ro, respondent of the Jfrvoklyn
Eale. The commissioner has Just finished
In that year there were 8T.5S benefici
aries of t'nele Sam's bounty system. One
year later the totHl bad jumped to Sfri.o 0.
The heavy Increase In this short period
of time was d:ie to the liberal pension law
Some months afro Commissioner Daven-
norl eaisf! nn .illmlta r 1. mmU of till'
j ,veraR) fIwUh, of ctv wnr VPterftns.
nveragre was a trifle more than nlnety-
five. The commissioner believes that this
has since been Increased, and that every
day one hundred men who wore tho blue
uniform pass away.
The commissioner believes that the gov
ernment has treated the old soldiers gen
erously. If Ids recommendations are fol
lowed there will be no more a-eneral levis-
ration to open up anew the vaults of the
bers of congress could make up tlielr minds
not to pnss so many private petition bills.
The enormous total of 6.HO0 special pen
sion tnensures were enacted dining the
recent session of congress, adding 1,000,COO
to the total cost of tho pension roll. Con
gress Is not likely to adopt the views of the
commissioner of pensions on this subject,
however, and as long as the pressure con
tinues for the enactment of private pension
legislation the custom will be continued.
It has got so that about three men In
each branch of congress control all pen
sion legislation. They parrel out the priv
ilege like pieces of pie, and each member
of congress la expected to use his quota
whether he has deserving claimants In his
district or not.
A rather curious thing about the pen
sion list Is that there has been practically
no falling off In the amount paid to pen
sioners, who live abroad, although there
has been a big, slump In the home list.
For a number of years past the govern
ment has sent abroad Jl.uOo.OOO to pay to
American pensioners living In foreign lands.
The persistency with which this list is
maintained has excited the suspicions ef
the pension office. Commissioner Daven
port says that American consuls will be
asked to investigate certain suspicious
cases and ascertain, whether the govern
ment Is being defrauded Into the payment
of pensions to persons, who have long
since died. It Is pointed out that it would
be a comparatively easy matter for friends
or relatives of a deceased pensioner who
had lived abroad to cash the voucher after
The greater part of the cash for pen
sioners living abroad goes to Canada,
where 2,000 beneficiaries reside, who an
nually receive 1600,000. In Germany there
are 580, in Ireland 460, in Mexico lflO, in
Switzerland 61, In England 371, In Norway-
87 ' and In Sweden' 85. One pensioner
has found a home at St. Helena, one In
Pamoa, one In Korea and another In Cape
Verde Islands. The others are spending
their days In Egypt, a couple or more
in the Isle of Man, a score In Japan, ten
In Liberia and fourteen In Russia,
When the Treasury department goes
shopping for sites for public buildings,
more care Is taken than Is ever displayed
by the moBt Inveterate woman bargain
hunter. The relation of the sites offered
to the geographical and population cen
ters of the city and their proximity to
street railway lines are considered. Then
the percentage of mall carried to and from
the city by each railroad entering the city
is figured out, and the distance of each
site from each depot Is measured. An
Ideal site Is one located close to both the
geographical and population center and
within 1.S20 feet of all the railroad depots.
This facilitates city delivery and also saves
to the government money, for the rail
roads must deliver free all mail to post
offices situated within a quarter of a
mile of their depots.
The assessed values of the sites under
consideration are looked up, as well as
recent sales of adjacent property, for the
government does not propose paying fancy
prices mere because It Is public money
that Is being spent. The charaoter of the
buildings occupying the sites. If they are
occupied, Is another element reckoned with,
as It makes a difference whether the price
asked covers merely the value of the
ground, or Includes the value of a build
ing that must be torn down.
In addition to all this, the wishes of the
people of the city concerned are taken
Into consideration. Boards of trade and
chambers of commerce and other clvlo
organizations are consulted, and an effort
is made to choose a site that will meet
with popular approval.
Heretofore the Treasury department,
having a large number of sites to In
vestigate, has made a practice of send
ing out Into the field subordinate em
ployes, who were not qualified as experts.
ThlB has been a "soft snap" for the fa
vored few subordinates, for they have made
trips during their annual leave of absence,
and thus have their expenses paid dur
ing their vacations.
Results of this practice have been so
unsatisfactory, however, that a new policy
has been Inaugurated, and this year all
the Investigations are being made by the
department experts. Bite Agents Windom
and Lowe and J. Knox Taylor, the super
vising architect of the Treasury., It has
been found that almost invariably, where
the investigations were made by employes
not qualified as experts by experience, com
plications arose and It was necessary to
have the Inquiries made over again.
Officials of the bureau of engraving and
printing at Washington, aver that one of
I the most delicate operations connected with
the manufacture of our postage stamps la
the gumming thereof.
When the sheets have been printed they
are passed under a roller, from which
they receive a thin coating of gum, and
then gradually over colls of steam pipes
until they are dried. Much care is ex
ercised to get the layer uniform on every
part of the surface.
The gum In the little vats, from which
It drops to the Toller, is maintained at
an even temperature and thickness. Tests
are frequently made of the warmth and
humidity of the work-room.
But even with the. perfection of me
chanical exactness, some allowance must
always be made for the season of the
year. For summer rale a slightly harder
gum Is used, because of the trouble oc
casioned by the sticking together of
stamps. In winter precaution aaalnat the
cracking of the gummed surface through
contraction is necesnary. A third grade
! of the material for other seaxons Is known
j as "lntermeduta.''
Kur the first time the Kaiser's prise, the
most coveted of all honors at the I'nlver
slty of Merlin. hrt been awardi-d to a
woman this year. The winner Is Prauleln
It Is s.ilil to be a sign of progvess th.it
many millions of Chinese aie to haxe tlnir
queues amputated. The real renson may 'ie
tiie demand for more pifts and switches
CaiMda has scoirrt the flist fot ball
tslahty of the season, but the s-ion is
young. If th- Canadians expect to achieve
the casu;lt rccori they will have to r. gaid
this painful episode as a mere start.
Mrs. K. W. Rockwell of Audrain county.
Kansas, when her husband as unable to
get enough help to save the harvest went
out and cut eighty acres of grain and forty
acres of hay, thus saving a crop that might
otherwise have gone to waste.
Former Mayor McClellan of New York,
who has returned from Kurope, will begin
the practice of law at once. It seems that
back In 1W2 he took the precaution to be
admitted to the bar, but he has never prac
ticed anythlnu but politics in twenty years.
Law is now his last resort
Mir Cheng Tung, the Chinese minister to
Germany, who was formerly minister at
Washington, will send his two sons to
America on tho steamship, Kronpiinzessin
Cecil ie, on September 9. They are to enter
Amherst college In the fall. Sir Cheng was
partly educated at Amherst after being fit
led at Andover. Ho has dropped bis title
and calls himself Mr. Liang Cheng.
K. K. Morse, a Pittsburg engineer, Is
h.ivlng a rock weighing five tons moved
from the bed of Yellow creek at Poland,
O., to the Poland cemetery, as a monu
ment to his ancestors. For generations the
boys of the town have used the rock lo
dive fiom Into the "swimming hole," amoui;
them having been William McKlnb-y, the
martyred president, and John C. Calhoun.
Miss Celta Haag Is deputy tax collector
of Carljie, 111. Her father is the collector,
having Just been re-elected for his third
term. Miss Haag la 22 years old and has
had entire charge of the financial end of
her father's business for several years. She
Is said to give such satisfaction as deputy
collector that the voters of Carlyle refused
to consider her father's opponent for the
AM KXCKI.I.E.VT l.KTTKH.
President Taft 'a He view of lirpab
Brooklyn Eagle (Ind. dem.).
A statement of "the reasons which should
lead voters In the .coming November elec
tion to cast their ballots for republican can
didates for congress" has been sent from
Beverly to the chairman of the national
congressional republican committee. It
should be widely circulated. In fact, it
should be read by every voter who expects
to go to the polls, though there are those
who will be disappointed by It.
It Is not necessary to explain why polit
ical literature which is not highly sea
soned palls upon tho palate of the country.
Nor la the president unaware of what It
has become accustomed to. He knows
what It has been taught to expect and
makes no effort whatever to appeal to the
acquired taste. Hence, the likelihood that
some will be disappointed.
None the less, the letter should be re
served for use hereafter. It should be kept
where the presidents of the future can find
it without trouble. This In the interest of
the palate alluded to, which has become
more than a trifle Jaded and which will be
none the worse for restoration to the
normal. And this In the Interests of the
presidents .themselves, lest there be a re
lapse.. , , , ,
All the terms, used are . those of ex
actitude, just what has been done and Just
what is sought to be dona being clearly,
coldly and Incontrovertlbly set forth, with
no suggestion of fervor, to say nothing of
the tropical. Even In the summing up or
peroration, so called, there is no effort to
appeal to the galleries. Calmly, the presi
dent tells the 1 story of pledges redeemed
and of promises yet to be fulfilled.
Thanks for this relief. Thanks for a re
turn to the habit of appealing to intelli-
Talks for people
An article In "Printers' Ink," quot
ing Dow R. Gulnn, says: "I believe In
publicity In letting people know
about your business. With a first
class water plant, furnishing good
water and satisfactory service at rea
sonable rates, and with courteous
treatment to its patrons, the manage
ment Is missing a golden opportunity
if it fails to keep the public informed."
Many business men In Omaha are
missing a golden opportunity to keep
the public informed.
And while you may not believe in
publicity the people do, they want to
know about your business.
Had you not better give the people
what they want?
What good is a first-class plant, sat
isfactory service, reasonable prices,
courteous treatment if the people
know nothing about them.
And the people cannot know unless
A Piano That
and Everybody Can Play It.
$10.00 Takes One Home
Two Dollars Per Week Pays For It.
HAVE YOU SEEN IT?
A. HOSPE CO
1513-1S Douglas St.
! gnue lather ttinn to the emotions--to the
passionate or the prejudiced. The Inven
tory l long, but It could not Well lerv
hotter. There is nr perversion of the reo- 1
ord. which speaks for Itself, and no aain
saving the fact that maiteip will be com
plicated for the Bihnitilstratlon. sboiild the
republicans lose the house of represent A-tlvcs.
That Is for the country to determine. It
j Is to decide for Itself w hether It will i nil
j the administration to a halt to the evte.it
; of converting a ashlngt-'ii minority li lJ
a majority. But before doing this It shoi,("
I familiarize Itseir with the racts both skies
have to present, that It may snike the
balance fairly. The letter will help it to
make up Its mind.
"Wliv do voir surpose that aviator com
"Perhaps he was afraid that if he didn't
he might get killed. "-Houston Post.
"Hut," protested tie K.nellshman. "you
have no family trfs In our country."
"True." rejoined the plain Amer.can. "hut
we have a lot of measly underbrush, which
lis quite us much In the way and just as
detriinentl to the scenei y."Chlcngo News.
"Do yo;i believe In menial telepathy?"
"I have to. when I see so many press
humorists thinking of the same Joke at the
samo time." - Pittsburg IVst.
"Is he a hard loser?"
"1 guess so; sll his friends taka espe
einl delight In beating him." Detroit Free
Freddie Why do they call him the mid
dleman, dad ?
Cobwigger Because he gets a rake-off
rrom Doth ends Lire.
Necessity turned slintply to Invention.
"If I'm your mother." she sa'.d, it's your
duty lo support me in comfort."
Hut Invention, as we all know, usually
dodges this duty. Chicago Tribune.
"Did you Interview- that statesman?"
"Not exactly," replied the journalist.
"But you talked with lilm for an hour."
"Yes, but he didn't say anything. He de
voted the time to getting all the fiets I(
had In my possession." W ashington Star.
"Hello. Johnny," said the village black
smith; "I hear your paw has gone into poll
"Hnw'cl that happen?"
-wen, my uncle left him a silk hat and
a Prince Albert coat In hla will and paw
had to do Something with them Washing
Friend So your great Russian actor u
a total failure?
Manager Yes, it took all our profits tt
pay fur running tho electric light sign with
his name on it. Puck.
Dick I know a girl who accepts rings
from men she doesn't know.
Clara I don't believe It. I low could she?
Dick Why she has to, you know; she's
a telephone girl. Boston Courier.
A LITTLE IMAGINATION.
A little Imagination, as light and as sweet
As that of the fairy fancy In th mind and
heart eif child;
A little Imagination and the dust on the
street Is gold.
And nothing is ever weary and nothing la
gray or old.
A little Imagination, and dreariness falls
And that which was toll and trouble is
suddenly turned to play;
A little imagination, and hunger and thirst
Are lost In beautiful visions of manna and
dew and rain.
A little Imagination, the sordid and dry
Turn to a mystic morning gleaming a fairy
A little imagination and that which was
Walks over the hills of the commonplace
unto the gardens of life.
A little imagination and the loom and thai,
wheel and staff, , , , . ,,.
They turn to the golden lancei of. light
where the fairies laugh;
A, little Imagination, and all that was
gross and sad
Is lovely as old, old music In groves of
the green and glad. t jf
A little imagination, a touch that the child
To cover the hills of winter with violet
visions of spring:
A little Imagination, we must have that
Life were a barren region by the ltmitlea
seas or snow I
who sell things
you tell them in the advertising col
umns of the newspapers.
They are not going to hunt you up
there are too many other first-class
business houses who hunt them up,
who go to the trouble to explain about
their goods and service and prices.
A great many of these wide-awake
business men use the advertising col
umns of The Bee, and they are reap
ing a rich harvest, because the 120,
000 dally readers of The Bee are the
sort of people to whom good goods and
service, reasonable prices and fair
treatment, and good advertising ap
Also, The Bee can furnish the
"Good Advertising" a service of copy
and Illustrations to meet your needs.
What do you say, Mr., Business
Man? Wouldn't space in the adver
tising columns of The Bee be a might'
good buy for your business? . ,
'Phone Tyler 1000, and one of the
staff will call on you.
Gives 52 Happy Weeks
You can make home
happy with a
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