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chaigtd aa of tea aa reqaested.
And still Mr. Lorfmer has sued no
on for" libel. .
Charley Wccster now knows Just
Where h gets off. t
Premier Laurler can pronounce an
"The grooming of Garfield." Fine
. Even the high price of eggs did not
prejudice the : colored man against
In all this f usa, over the Jackpot In
Illinois no one seems to have found
With a convention of 2,500 photog
raphers on hand, St. Paul is likely to
It . has been found at least incon
venient to put Taft in a hole. It takes
such t Wg one. ,
A man is proud of his deviltry only
when he kuows the statute of limita
tions has saved him. , , .
Foraughb-the public knows. Presi
dent Taft baa not yet heard that Sena
tor La Follette spoke.
The woman In police court who waa
slashed in a stabbing "affray" pre
sented a clean-cut figure.
The old adage that "women should
pick their friends" never was Intended
to Justify hatpins a yard long.
A cut of 33 per cent in freight rates
to the Pacific coast ought to affect the
cost of living some. But will it?
The girl with six feet of veil stream
ing from her hat Is trying to Tell the
fact that she does not own an auto.
Fire has destroyed 6,000 houses in
Constantinople. The blaze of reform
kindled by the young Turks evidently
It begins to look as If we would not
have to face the possibility next win
ter of a session of congress without
the Lorimer case.
It Is doubtful if Mr. Bryan will
wholly adopt Champ Clark's way of
phrasing It, that ' "men who do not
vote are a menace."
We cannot help but appreciate the
gentleness with which the correspon
dents in the various cities break the
news of the score to us.
A range of temperature from 64 to
70 on July 24 would prompt less mod
est cities than Omaha to advertise
themselves as summer resorts.
Madera. Is being criticised by some
bellicose persons for counselling
peace But why not? Madero's rev
olution was a peace movement.
Ooveinor Harmon's press agent
seems to have taken the "Jim" reso
lution seriously. After he has been
tn Nebraska longer he may be wiser.
The controversy over reciprocity
has been transferred to Ottawa, but
the backbone of the premier seems to
be quite as rigid as that of the presi
dent. Let us hop, Mr, Rockefeller is not
trying to dodge responsibility to the
courts by saying that Mrs. Rockefeller
is responsible for the accumulation of
his wealth. .
"Mike" Harrington points oat' the
proximity, of the pie counter as the
best reason for - democratic ' pacifica
tion. "Mike" la sometimes too frank
for his party, but he knows that it
'presents "an organized appetite."
. man who will walk the streets of
0:n&a for three days without food or
sr.iC'.er almost deserves to suffer.'
"t'l.or Is no necessity for such per
Turmance la this community, where
aearta and purses are equally open.
The Ion; and Short Haul.
It Is to be expected that the rail
roads of the country, practically all
of which are affected by the Interstate
Commerce commission's freight rate
rulings, will exhaust their last legal
recourse In determining the validity
of the decisions before accepting them.
Touching the entire system of rates
from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the
decisions are of such sweeping char
acter as to warrant no other belief
now, affecting, if they stand, the price
of commodities and the cost of living
These rulings lay down, for the
first time, a definite principle for ap
plying the long-and-ehort-haul pro
vision of the Interstate commerce law,
a subject with which the Sixty-first
congress tugged and tussled long and
hard. The two most notable cases in
volved are the Spokane and Reno
cases, and the paramount Issue Is how
far a railroad may go in making a
less rate for a long distance than for
a short one. The commission, of
course, does not say that under no cir
cumstances shall this be done, but it
does declare, that "The Intention of
the law U to make Its prohibition of
the higher rate for the shorter haul a
rule of well nigh universal application
from which the commission may devi
ate only in specific cases, and then to
meet transportation circumstances
which are beyond the carrier'! con
trol." - ;
The principle of the long and short
haul as a rule has been simply that the
long haul rate must not be less than
the sum of the successive short haul
rates in the same direction as the long
haul. If by water traffic, as is the
case in both these situations, there is
competition at the end of the long
haul, the rule has been to make the
rate to that terminus less than the
rate to the Intermediate point. For
Instance, the rate from Chicago to
San Francisco has been less than the
rate from Chicago to Reno even
though the freight for San Francisco
is hauled through Reno because
there is water transportation to San
But the commission has ordered a
readjustment of these rates effecting
a reduction of about Zi per cent to
Reno and all common points. In ap
plying the principle of the long and
short haul the Inherent reasonable
ness of the ratea charged to the inter
mediate points has to be taken as a
vital, If not the pivotal point. And
the commission seems to have acted
from that standpoint.
Omaha's City Taxes.
Again the season has arrived for the
fixing of the tax levy, and again the
several bodies that make up the
budget for Omaha have determined to
increase the amount to be raised by
The' city council proposes" tb "' iraiseH
ff.000,000 for general purposes.
which is but a slight Increase over the
figures for the current year. It asks
for an Increase of f 100,000 in the
sinking fund and makes request for
additional increases in other direc
tions. . The Water board, asks for an
increase of $100,000 and the school
board for an increase of $26,000. The
explanations given as to why these in
creases are necessary are not on their
face sufficient. The council has al
ready questioned the Water board as
to the necessity for Its demand. Just
why the school board should ask for
a larger sum Is not stated. This
board has reduced its levy by 1 mill,
but the Increased valuation of city
property will produce with the lower
levy a greater sum by $26,000 than
was raised for the current year. The
council partially explains that it ex
pecta to retire $100,000 of bonds dur
ing the comlnt year, and to do this it
asks for $250,000 for the sinking
fund. Other similar inconsistencies
appear in the proBpectus for the
It might not be out of place for the
civic affairs committee of the Com
mercial club, or some of the other
quasi-public organizations, to step in
and require definite information from
these tax-levying bodies aa to the
reason for the increases demanded
from property owners.
Getting: Back at a Law.
Press reports have it that cafe and
restaurant owners in Chicago who em
ploy women are getting around the
new law limiting a woman's work to
ten hours a day by hiring men to do
their work. This work consists of
washing dishes and other such odd
jobs as ordinarily go with the culinary
department of an eating house. Of
course, men as well as women have
always been employed as waiters, and
if men are to displace the women In
that sphere of service, too. It will be
This way of getting back at the law
may afford some satisfaction to the
employer who thinks ten hours a day
Is not enough for a hard-working
woman to put In, but the law will op
erate Just the same and the woman
will get all the work she can do. Of
that there can be no doubt, for the
demand, for feminine help these days
la fur too great to wait upon such a
caprice. Business Is business, and
the employer has to' do the best he
can, but Just the same, he should not
wish to work his women longer than
ten hours a day. If men find eight
hours their limit, why should women
be made to work tent
Here is another pat Illustration of
the state's necessity tn the regulation
of the problem of labor. It cannot ha
left entirely to the private employer,
for human nature la too prone to as
sert Itself in the outweighing of sel
fish interest against any other, t
probably ran be shown, too, that the
general run of the men who take the
plaroa of the women on the ten-hour
basis will not prove as desirable work
ers aa the women. But this, of course,
Is the employer's own affair. The
law Is content to see that Its pro
visions are carried out and the woman
will gain by it. They have In other
states, where similar laws are in force.
Nebraska has such a law on its statute
books, that is, limiting woman's work
to sixty hours a week, but it Is Just at
present running the gauntlet of the
courts to demonstrate Its validity.
The Lords' Disgrace.
The spectacle of a British prime
minister, appearing in the capacity of
messenger from the king, dodging for
his bodily safety in the House of
Lords, bedims the most lurid sensa
tions the French Chamber of Deputies
ever beheld and makes the American
congress, in the dizzy days of Its Till
ruans and McLaurlns, seem peacefully
dull and dreary. The insults which
the infuriated lords hurled at Premier
Asqulth when he attempted to declare
to them the government's position on
the veto bill, went over him to the
king, himself. .That is what makes
this tempestuous storm of Britain's
frenzied aristocracy so eventful. The
press dispatch said:
Again and again the prime minister tled
to apeak, but his voice ..was drowned. Ha
poke a few broken sentences, a word or
two of which could be heard. Finally Ma
mouth hardened and he glared at lils
tormentors like a Hon at bay an Impres
sive figure, with ' straight-cut features,
flushed with anger and heavy gray hair.
He closed his manuscript and cried, "I am
not going to degrade myself; I shall simply
state the conclusion at which the govern
ment has arrived."
The lords are not the good sports
other Englishmen claim to be. Their
sense of fair play is dulled to dead
ness. They did not accord the prime
minister, the king's representative, as
much honor as he could have1 got from
the coarsest mob of the streets. And
the lords say they have not surren
dered. This demonstration shows they
have. They surrendered as effect
ually as If they had actually unfurled
a white flag in Mr. Asquith's face
when they deserted reason for riot.
Their defeat Is complete and impres
sive. The parliamentary revolution
has reached its climax and It casta a
dark pall of disgrace over the memory
of this historic house of plutocracy.
Antidote for Dandelions.
Our readers will bear us out that
early in the season we began casting
about to discover an effective antidote
for dandelions, so now it affords great
delight and satisfaction to be able to
announce that such a discovery has
been made. It Is not, however, orig
inal with us.v
. The remedy is guinea pigs. Strange
it waa not thought of long ago. Yet
V- a8 1 cme from t ar-o ft Not
tingham, England. Tbe American
consul, Mr. Taylor, in one of his re
cent official reports, discloses this wel
come bit of information. Only Con
sul Taylor does not specify dandelions.
The way he puts it is that guinea pigs
will destroy and keep out of lawns all
kinds of weeds and coarse grass and,
of course, this includes dandelions.
This is a happy discovery and ought
to be worth a great deal to Americans.
The thing to do is to run a little wire
screening around your lawn and put
your guinea pigs In. They will not
only keep out all sorts of weeds, but
they will keep your grass mowed, Mr.
Taylor says, better than a human and
a machine can do It. They mow it
smoothly and evenly and then when it
is desired to have the grass grow out
the little animals may be enclosed in
a small pen In one corner of the lot.
Here Is a panacea for the city man
or the suburbanite who is trying to
keep up a big, pretty place. It ought,
In fact, to encourage larger places and
In all probability will have a direct
effect upon increasing the popularity
of suburban homes. This is not an
experiment, let it be remembered, for
Consul Taylor explicitly states that
the scheme has been tried and proved
thoroughly satisfactorily at Green
hlthe, Kent, and if It works well there,
certainly it will here.
So, hats off to the guinea and vale
to the dandelion.
The school board has recognized the
Increased valuation of city property
for taxation purposes by recommend
ing a levy 1 mill less than last year
by which it proposes to raise $26,000
more. This sort of economy will
scarcely commend itself to the tax
payer. The ""biggest man in the world,"
Baby Bliss of Bloomington, 111., who
weighs 583 pounds, is being sued to
compel him to help support his
mother, which shows him to be. the
"least man in the world," also.
Governor Hoke Smith of Georgia
got them to elect him senator and now
will not take the office till he gets
ready. That Isn't securing office un
der falBe pretense, is it?
Treason! The city council has the
Impudence to inquire why the Water
board wants more money, and what it
is doing with what it already has.
Isn't it awful?
Hw Cum Haraaaa D Itt
Houston Tax.) Post
It ' is exasperating ' to behold Governor
Harmon maintaining his equanimity, when
according to all the rulea of Nebraska
dictation ha should be trembling In hi
' Teatlasr Eaforeed Palltaaeaa.
Tha railroad companies are advising their
employes to be polite to farmara People
who have occasion to apply at ticket win
dows la city stations may find It advant
ageous to look Uk farmara.
COMPILED FHOM Dt.E F1XF-S
Thirty Years Ag
E. L. Wlnelow. of the tTnlon Pacific, re
turned ttii tha remains of B. Delosky.
who had disappeared. The fact that his
valuables were found with him put at rest
rumors that'he had been a victim of foul
Byron Reed has recovered from his re
cent Indisposition, and la able to be about
Fred Nash, private secretary to J. T.
Clark, accompanied by bis wife and her
sister, and tha Misses Sadie and Mary
Nash, started for a visit In Canada during
the remainder of the season to take In
Montreal, Toronto and other points.
Tha Jail has been unusually free of pris
oners for a number of days but Is filling
up again, four new guests having been
brought in today.
Twenty Years Ago
Miss Frances M. Briggs, the Omaha
school teacher injured In a runaway at
Shoshone Falls, Idaho, returned to the
city with Dr. George L. Miller and a party
In a special car attached to the Union
A lively fight occured In tha evening on
South . Sixteenth, near Jones street, ba4
tween whites and blacks. Dr. Lord dressed
a few wounds for Richard Park, a colored
George P. Bemls received a telegram
from George Francis Train at Taeoma,
saying he will stop on his way through
Omaha and talk on the "Quickest Trip
Around the World."
A defective flu caused a alight fire In
the house at Tenth and Hickory, owned
by D. Davia and occupied by 8. Bergman.
Kx-councllman Mike Lee has bought a
hotel in South Omaha and will vote there
Ten Years A go-
Mrs. John A. McShane and Miss Lorn ax
left for Mackinac island to remain for the
Prayers, followed by rain, which brings
temperature down from 102 to 100.
W. J. Bryan announces that "imperialism
is still a great, issue."
Isaac W. Carpenter addressed the Young
People's Baptist union at Chicago.
The Public Library - board elected these
officers: President, Lewis 8. Reed; vice
president, Victor Rosewater; secretary,
Alfred C. Kennedy.
Mrs. and Miss McClintock left for their
home In the east after visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Barlow. .
Six couples, members of the Kensington
club, met at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Cahn, on ' Farnam street, in the
evening and went from there In a carryall
to the -country , home of Mr. and Mrs. A.
D. Brandies, north of Benson, where a
happy time waa enjoyed.
OPEN DOOE TO CANADA.
Brooklyn Bagte:' You can rida a horse
over the Canadian -border now, and net
have to pay, duty on him when you ride
back. The world does move, after all.
Philadelphia Record: If It ba In order to
speak of her a tha star-eyed goddess of
reciprocity, It.Jnay be remarked that she
Is praotlcally enthroned; and the common
sense thlntf tx do Is to give the lady a
fair trial. ' '
BrooWyn a1jW.; The -new- -agreement
will, after a lapse of nearly half a century,
re-establish arf eeohomle bond that cannot
fall to grow stronger as the years progress
and which no jarty on either aide of the
line, will be In any haste to disrupt unless
It should contemplate political suicide.
Baltimore American. The manner In
which the president has stood for this
measure has not only demonstrated his
courage and his fighting qualities, but It
has added vastly to the already cumulative
evidence that Mr. Taft arrives at his con
clusions by a careful thinking out process
and that he Is thenceforward able to give
a convincing reason for the faith that Is
Springfield (Mass.) Republican: The sen
ate has at last passed the reciprocity bill.
But no one can bring forward a good rea
son why it should not have been done
before March 4, and the country thus saved
the nuisance of the extra session. It is to
be hoped that former Senator Eugene Rale
has benefited by contemplating a tedious
performance which would have been unnec
essary but for his obstinacy. At least no
one else has benefited very largely unless
ii is me ucinocrauc party, which haa
gained strength through Its opportunity to
demonstrate an unsuspected capacity for
good leadership in the house of representa
tives. People Talked About
Victor Herbert, composer. Is generally
supposed to be a German, but be is as
Irish as . a shamrock. He waa born in
Dublin and can dispense blarney muslo
as copiously as Tom Kelly.
After the extra session cornea the annual
conclave of hoboes under the presidency
ol J. Eads How. The Washington data line
will stick to the newspaper map for some
weeka to coma.
It is said of Mrs. E. J I. Harrlrnan's ex
perience as a rich woman that within the
last year she received over 5.000 begging
letters which asked for money aggregating
1110,000,000. This la one of several penalties
of being rich.
There may be other causes for the ex
traordinary fickleness of the weather, but
one la a-plenty. - Chief Weather Clerk
Moore of Washington Is threatened with
a ' congressional ' aearchlng committee,
which provokes Irritation before and after
taking. v .
Tha recommendation of Municipal Expert
Bemls fixing the prices for local gas at 75
aents for tha first year, 74 cents for the
second and third years and SS cents there
after, has been approved by the city coun
cil of Chicago and anaoted Into law. When
time for enforcement cornea the courts
will take a hand la the case, but tha gas
Jets opened thure will pour out a much
ooatDer product ' .
Matters of Interest ea and Baek
of tba Firing lane Gleaned from
the Army and Mavy Register
The War department Is now considering
the question of details to the next class
at the mounted service school at Fort
Riley, the students to report for duty Sep
tember 25. Recommendations for details
to this school have been received from the
commanding officers of all regiments ex
cept tho First, Sixth and Twelfth regi
ments of cavalry, and the Fifth field ar
tillery. A change will be made In the
title of tha Immediate beads of the vari
ous schools at Fort Leavenworth, each of
whom has been known as "assistant com
mandant." Hereafter, there will be a
commandant and assistant commandant at
Fort Leavenworth over all tha schools,
and the Immediate head of each school will
be known as "director." The special course
of Instruction given a selected number of
field officers for ten and one-half weeks
at Fort Leavenworth this year was so suc
cessful that a similar class will be sent
there for Instruction between January 1
and April 1 next.
Vacancies for the appointment of quali
fied enlisted men and civilian candidates
to be second lieutenants In the army after
all promotions due up to June SO, 1911,
shall have been made will be available aa
follows: Cavalry, 45; field artillery. 14;
coast artillery corps, 71; Infantry, &4; total,
234. Sixty-nine civilian candidates had been
designated up to July 20, 191L for competi
tive examination with a view to their ap
pointment in the coast artillery corps, and
iOrt such candidates have been designated
with a view to their appointment in the
mobile army. Enlisted men, graduates of
the Naval academy and honor graduates
of Institutions of learning, at which offi
cers of the army are serving, are to be
appointed In advance of the successful
civilian competitors. Thirteen enlisted can
didates have appeared for their final ex
amination, but the result of the examina
tion Is not yet known.
The military authorities are not particu
larly desirous of adding to the spectacular
attribute of military tournaments, held
periodically In various parts of the coun
try, by the assignment of the army to such
affairs. The administration haa hitherto
found it difficult to resist the influences
which are at once exerted in behalf of
these military shows. A favorite form of
request of late has been the participation
of the army In a camp with the national
guard; or, when the president hi to attend
one of these functions, to have the army
liberally represented as an escort to the
chief executive. As a matter of fact, as
army officers well know, there is no ben
efit derived by the army from an assign
ment to these tournaments. The separa
tion of the troops from their regular du
ties and their garrisons Is a positive detri
ment by reason of the Interruption In the
drills and the legitimate military work. If
the War department could have Its way
in the matter there would be very little of
this sort of thing done for the benefit of
the spectators, despite the theory that the
military establishment owe a duty to the
civilian taxpayer to show Itself In a series
of stunts. Since the demand of the army
for the mobilisation In Texas It has been
possible to refuse to comply with some of
the requests for the presence of the array
at military tournaments.
An Important Mipplemental test has Just
been concluded by a special board of army
officers st the ' Military academy. It has
to do with the Invisibility and durability
of the olive-drab uniform as compared
with those Qualities Dossessed hv th o
gray uniform of. the military personnel. In-
asmucn as tne war department has
adopted the olive drab and has purchased
the material at considerable expense, it is
considered desirable to settle the question
without the chance of having It reopened,
at least for several years. Tho miuh.
ments conducted In the Philippines and the
conclusions derived by the experts there
have been fully sustained bv the tent m
West Point. The board at the Military
academy has bad the subject under discus
sion since last December and Its observa
tions of the comparative Invisibility and
durability .of the olive drab and cadet gray
were maae under varying conditions of
weather and seasons, to the end that it
might be ascertained what Influence the
surroundings had on the visibility of the
uniform. The conclusions are expected to
settle the question and put an end to the
agitation about a change In the uniform.
General orders have been issued by the
war department amending the regulations
governing the discharges bv nurchau mm
the army. The prices of discharge, which
range from $120 after one year's service, to
fov alter eleven years' service, remain un
changed. The limitation that a man who
by ra-enllstlng within a year and thus
becomes entitled to the bonus of three
months' pay may not purchase his
charge la removed, but it Is provided that
tne price or purchase shall be Increased
by such bonus. The new regulations also
provide that a soldier who has once pur
chased his discharge will not ba discharged
again by purchase until after completion
of another year's service, and In the event
oi nia Doing so discharged again the pur
chase price will be determined by the
length of time he has served sines he waa
last discharged by purchase. Service in
the army only will be considered In ii.i.r.
mining a soldier's eligibility for discharge
by purchase and the amount of purchase
price, ana such service is not required to
be continuous; but credit will not be eivtm
for any previous enlistment that waa not
aeiermineu Dy an honorable discharge or
for any period of time required to be made
good under the provisions of paragraphs
130, 131, 132, of the army regulations. Dis
charge may be purchased by an enlisted
man of a staff department In Alaska nr
the Philippines when he has completed the
prescnoea tour or rorelgn service In such
staff department since the date of his last
arrival In Alaska or the Philippine Islands.
Seaatorlal View ( I'atrlotUaa.
It adds somewhat to the Interest of the
Lorimer inquiry, of which, however, the
oountry Is growing sick to learn that Sen
ator Penrose regarda Mr. Hinea, the lum
ber magnate, as a "patriot" Eaxctly what
kind of a patriot Mr. Hines has been, la
likely to receive further demonstration. It
Is also possible that Senator Penrose's con
ception of a patriot la peculiar and distinc
tive. PaahlBsT the Peace, Paet.
New York World.
President Taft's announcement at Man
assas that Franca has Joined In the peace
pact and that three other Dowers wen
about to do the sarua gives gratifying evi
dence of tha growth of the peace senti
ment among the leading nations of tha
Sioux City JournaX
When the vote on tba reciprocity bi:i waa
taken only two out and out progressives
were found off the anti-real nrocltv nurvi.
Uon. They were Brown ol Nebraska aud
works ol Cailturnia,
OMELETS FOR OMAHA.
Kearney Hub: An Inspector of the state
food department has been checking up the
"bad prks" In Omaha. But he does not
publish the nil me.
Fremont Tribune. Omaha barbers made a
fight before the council for a Sunday clos
ing ordinance. Was It br cause Omaha bar
bers want to go to church?
Fremont Tribune: It is Just possible that
the unfortunate experiences of Omaha Joy
parties on the Fremont road has something
to do with Omaha's favorable attitude to
ward the south route.
Beatrice Kx press: In addition to having
raised the price of Ice to a point In excess
of that charged In any other nearby city,
Omaha Is accusing Its Ice men of giving
short weights and produces witnesses to
prove It. The Ice men of Omaha evidently
are reaping a harvest.
Hastings Tribune: Omaha la the latest
city to get the commission form Itch, and
as a result a special election Is to be held
to let the people give their expression upon
the matter. In some cities the commission
form of government has proven a splendid
success, while In other places It has been
anything but what Is waa cracked up to be.
However, we are perfectly willing that Ne
braska's metropolis should trv out the com
mission system that others msy gain by her
Kearney Democrat: Omaha is preparing
to vote upon the proposition to change Its
form of government to the commission sys
tem and It Is proposed to hold a special
election for that purpose. Under the sys
tem proposed In Omaha the mavor la to be
chosen by seven men elected as commis
sioners. The Omaha World-Herald appears
to be opposed to the change as proposed,
claiming that It delegates entirely too much
power and authority along appointive lines
to the mayor and commission. The commis
sion system Is, however, the coming form
of municipal government and it has already
been placed In operation In a lartte number
of cities with pronounced success.
Kearney Hub: The World-Herald la will
ing to stand for the Initiative and referen
dum, the recall, and everything known and
unknown In the guise of popular govern
ment, until It gets to a commission form of
government for the city of Omaha. Com
mission government In that city would up
set several baskets of democratlo eggs,
nd possibly this Is tho reuson the tVnrld-
Herald halts. Control of the city govern
ment In Omaha has been a valuable demo
cratic asset in the state, but If the com
mission form should be substituted and the
municipal administration be taken out of
pontics the situation would be quite dif
ferent, We imagine. With some oennl. re.
forma of government are very desirable so
long as they can be viewed In the distance.
St. Louis Republic: The latest from
Lincoln Is to the effect that Mr. Bryan is
still struggling vainly to forget the troub
lous times of fS6.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: "Besides," said
Governor Folk at Omaha, "I am not a
candidate." But he will reply to the
Bryan questions later and the Bryan
questions are Only for candidates.
New York Tribune: It is all right for
Mr. Bryan to name fifty ellglbles for the
democratic presidential nomination, but
it is a little rough on the public In these
midsummer days for him to Insist on each
of them answering about fifty dissension
Boston Transcript: The democracy of
Pennsylvania is' split into two hostile
camps, united only by their enthusiasm
for Woodrow Wilson for president, and
this enthusiasm, while it may not be,trans
latable' Into actual -electoral votes, is at
the same time an excellent thing for Mr.
Wilson to exhibit at this stage of the
Philadelphia Record: William Jennings
Bryan's thirteen questions to be answered
by all democratic candidates for president
have not been treated in Washington so
seriously as Lincoln, Neb., thinks they
should have been. In fact, their treatment
suggests that If Mr. Bryan would add ten
more Interrogatories the total number
would Indicate the comment flippant dem
ocrats in the house would be likely to
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But Take it in Colorado
It's not the number of hours you work, but what you do
in those hours that counts. If you are tired and stale, you
can't accomplish as much in twelve months as in eleven months
Colorado will renovate and divert you. Her streams are full
of trout; there are golf links, tennis courts, saddle paths and '
mountain climbs. The glorious air of the Rockies will send
the blood tingling through your veins. Your appetite will come
back and you 11 come back as eager as a fighting cock.
There is no train providing such facilities for reaching Denver,
Colorado Springs or Pueblo as the Rock Island's de luxe .
Rocky Mountain Limited
Omaha sleeper, with staterooms and berths, ready for occupancy at 9:30
This train of trains leaves Omaha 10:47 p. m. daily, supplies every travel luxury,
and reaches Denver and Colorado Springs in time for luncheon next day. -
Morning, noon aud night traius for Colorado, Yellowstone Park and the Pacific
Coast, provide sumptuous Pullmans, observation cars, steel coaches, superb meals, and
baseball scores by wire.
Yon leave at convenient hours, nave every luxury of travel, and reach Denver,
Colorado Springs or Pueblo rested aud happy.
Let me tell you about the very low fares, Iliustrattd DoofUts frts for t Us asking,
Wm r-sir. sml, In tm , y' -.... -J . .
J. S. McNally, Division Passenger Agent
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"t'nele prides hln-snlf so fn his correct
speech and -TTI he spoke of the fine line
of talk that a Mr. Matiks he knew hnndeiT
"You uncle was qnlte-oorr cl. uy critical
dear. Mr. Mnnks Is
a deaf-mule." Haiti-
Fhe-Someone tins said that the eceaai
never sleeps, but I'm sure It looks ralinj
enough to be tnklng a nap.
He Yes. all except that part astern!
that's awake, you a,mw. Boston ". 'i'raaw
"T wish 1 knew of some way to maha re
lifrlon more attractive to the massee."
Thy not have a description of havet
written bv one of these men who write
descriptions of summer resorts for the rail
roads?" Houston l'ost.
Miss Wlnsum (on verandal How romtix
tic It is out here. Do you evef sit and build
castles In the air. Mr. UrouohT
Mr Grouch Humph! I never build any
think 1 can t rent. Boston Transcript.
"Henry, tell me the old. 'old story."
"Well. It was this way: Our team was
doing fine until tho seventh Inning, and
then our pitcher bl'W up." llttsburg
"So vou don't care much for life In
. "No," replied Farmer Corntossel. Tka
population of a large city is composed
too largely of folks that went there with,
money an' had to slay 'cause they M
broke." Washington Star.
"There aoea Bnrlaalna. Thev aar tha
man has been given up by half a doze
"What's the trouble with titmT"
"He won t pay his bills. 'V Chicago TrU
bune. . ,
"This man does not aeem to know muclt
about the constitution."
"Hut he didn't miss a bail game last
"Then I gueas he's assimilated." Louts-.
J. Wiley ' Owen ; in Puck.
Here's on Insect of the tribe Dipt era, spe-t
clflc name Muso Dotnestica
We will watch him.
You and I,
There he goes .
On his curiosity appendaged extremities,
leaving trail of microbes
Over baby's nose.
See hm crawl 1
With his six legs, each having five-Jointed
tarsuses, his three-sectioned antenna
wth the marvellous tactile tips waving
before h!r, j
Up tha rrall, v
Seeking food with, his spongy-lipped pro
boscls. hanging downslde-up on the oelH
lnK, yet, on account of his elaw-like f ee
and appendaged soles, ,
He will never fall, . .
When we have finished our scientific ob
eervatlnns and made a few bygtenldj
Little fly, - '' '
Formerly considered harmless, but no
classed by scientists and physicians as
' a disease-breeding pest to be extern
You must die! ''
not by weieht.
by the amount of pungent oil that
give life and snap and go." And
by such judgment, you will pick
The world's bestgipwthi. Cleaned"
to give full weight, Ground by
the most perfect1 of modern
matVnJ. A-J' 1l f.. .
retained by the air-excluding box.
10c at your grocer't any kind.
If hm MnV .onnttr im ,.n.l 1 fti.
for full size box. r
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