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fled with that, the trust got the treas
ury department to put a red stamp on all Imported cigars and under that stamp it sells all sorts of rottenness. ine 1111 pui L sutiuj) uwo mo muo.h-- for them. The American manufac turer of much better cigars has no show alongside of that foreign stamp. Congress has appropriated $96,000, 000 for the navy, almost as much as Great Britain will expend during tne next year. Already the United stales raiiks third in warships and the world power lunacy is still rampant at Wa&hfngton. Even the democratic minority ha3 been cowed. The only earnest voice that has been raised against this madness was that of Bur ton of Ohio, and he is a republican. The following table shows the naval rank of the leading sa powers, with all ship3 built or building included. - Tons. Great Britain 1,867,250 France 755,757 ( ! I I t I II I I I I ( t I 61'j,2'5 558,432 505,619 329,237 25o,6Sl 149.S33 What is the need of this great navy? United States Tfusain ..... Germany Italy . Japan Austria MILLER- Tims for Spring Gleaning and Carpets. THe first warm days give housewives the fever for cleaning. New, fresh floor coveringa'are required in one or more rooms. INGRAIN CARPETS. We have taken especial pains in selecting desirable patterns in these popular goods. We have had them made extra heavy and can guarantee them to be the best possible to obtain. Very best quality all-wool ingrain, 75c a yard. ' Strictly all weol ingrain, standard guage, 65c a yard, Union ingrain carpets, part wool and part cotton, a good assortment of styles. 45c a yard. I QPQ If yon want a curtain that Will iook. wen, lauuuei I Curtains - f sfi1on pTU,; tie, ask for the JBiNGLlbli What nation is there on the face of LACES at 90c, $1.00, $1.25,- $1.50, $1.75, the earth that dare attack us? fco rtn o?i. RUFFLED MUSLIN CURTAINS al- ' ways look crisp and clean, especially for a dining room or bed room. We have 20 dif ferent style, plain and figured with hem stitched ruffles. The ruffles are gathered on ciety in Boston of Grandchildren of a neat band and attached to the salvage edge ' Veterans. L-i,-' J tft U. Uk I, lie L'UUUo bu o tu icao . u w iav evigro. They are 40 to 45 inches wide, at $1.00, $1.25, $1.35,,$1.50, $1.75, $2.00 and $2.25 a pair. . ... PAINE: Prints, Psrcabs and Ginghams. We have had Daughters of the Revolution, Colonial Denies, Sons cf Veterans and the Lord only knows how many other societies of people, who, having done nothing themselves, wanted to get come sort of promi nence because some of their ancestors had. Now the v are organizing a so Later news concerning the b'lrnlng of the state capitol building of Wis consin say that the stuffed form of Old Abe, the war eagle wnich led the Eighth Wisconsin regiment in . thirty-six battles from Fredericks town to Hurricane creek, was lost , along with all the tattered ; battle flagb of the state, together with a large number of Indian and war relics that can never be replaced. Dewey ' said: "The Filipinos are more capable of self-government than the Cubans and I know them both." The Cubans held their first congres sional election February 28 and the Associated press reports that "the election was quiet and orderly and well conducted, . not a single instance of disorder being reported." The officers of the infantry brancn of the army are out for the immediate fulfillment of scripture. They want their swords turned into plowshares, pruning hooks or whatever it is the scriptures say. The officers declare that swords are nothing but a nuis ance and a constant burden, especial ly when they are in active service. They want them cjone away with as an article of equipment. The faci is that swords are still more useless and - buroensome to the cavalry. A cav- or me past. Long range, breech loading rifles has made it impossible. Now that Mark Hanna is dead it Is said that there will be no lurther opposition in the senate to the nomi nation of Wood as major general of the regular army. When his nomina tion was up before some astoriihing stories came from the Philippines con cerning the. fighting there, and now that it is to come up agam more fighting Is repotted. Remember, how- ever, that those things are only coincidences. WOMEN'S ALL-WOOL DRESS SKIRTS, BLACK CHEVIOT WITH i SILK STRAPPINGS AND SILK ORNAMENTS 4.90 Each. Our line was never so com plete running through fal lists of dark and light We are especially pleased to say that our lines are all at the old prices in spite of the recent advance of 25 per cent in the price of cotton goods. We give our customers the advantage of orders., placed months ago. PRINTSGrounds of white, navy, cadet, black, and red with neat stripes and figures, 6c and 7c a yard. German blue prints, full assortment in white stripes at 9c and 10c a yard. PERCALES Light and dark colors in stripes and dots, 10c a yard. GINGHAMS Apron ginghams, all sized checks, 7c a yard. Dress ginghams, a full .line of neat stripes and checks in pink, .blue and red, 10c a yard. Toile de nord ging hams, the best popular priced gingham there is on the market for dresses, a fine firm weave in plain colors, tiny checks, large plaids, narrow and wide stripes; a full line of col ors, 12c a yard. Gftlatfifl ' Cannot be recommended 0 too highly to those not ac- ninth . quainted with its merits. u,um We sell it for the small boys' waists, men's Bhirts, women's dresses and for any wear where good service is re quired. It has a fine twilled weave. We have it in small rings, horseshoes, dots, checks and stripes in Combinations of vari ous blues with white, red with white, :white with black, and tan with white and black. We carry it also in plain colors; 28 inches wide, 15c a yard. : - Washington jury Insisted on convict ing the 'brother of Groff, after the prosecuting attorney h?.rt announced that he did not believe that he was guilty, so he is to have a new trial. There are thirteen other indictments against Machen on which he is still to be tried. Democrats arc holding conventions to elect delegates to the national con vention. In several cases tbere has been a big vow.and two contentions have been held. The racket .is be ginning early. Great Entain's finances are getting into an alarming condition. Chan cellor of the Exchequer Austen Cham berlain has to face a heavy deficit at least f25,000,000 in preparing his firsi. budget. Great Britain Is now paying for her debauch of jingo im pel ialism. Another inland has been added to "our insular possessions"' bv the neg lect of the senate to conf.rm the treaty with Cub concerning the Isle of Fines. The wny Cuba has been .swindled out of that islaud is on n par with the promotion schemes Wall street. It has been eonsldeiert n pa.t of Cuba for S0O years. It gives, a chance to pay off a few more ward hceiers with officer Mexico having waited In vain for Homo reel pro -at trade arrarr,eu.aits wilh thi In lied States and noticing the tremendous activity ir the Afri can tarif leamm ha taken n.atif.m into her owt; hand. anj Impend tariff on 1 of S 10 p. r mruie ton ant 50 rent a por Mtorram on bather baling and high dtitle m jv rul thing of II V r liatire, Now we kt.jll war ht tariir raft r ui thl ttuutty howl, h'it Mticn i only foIlowl.if, the example of the "stand patter' la thU country, Three of the joatotTlee thieve hate to tonvl. ted and entmced to tborl lerrn Jr the penitentiary. Tot coa tleled cue r Auut XUvhrn. Dr. 0. II. toimt and mikr D, Qtoff. 1U The newspapers of the cast axe very careful not to say anything chat will draw attention to the hundreds of thousands out of work, but an occa sion arose the other day wheu they could not avoid it. After the Balti more fire so many thousands of mon flecked to that city In hope of get ting work that a warning haa to be given through the Associated press to prevent starvation. The dl?patch says: "An Increasing army of me chanics and other workmen is stead ily pouring in, only to und thac there Is nothing Tor them to do. Many cf them arc without money and are ap plying for transportation back to their homes." Making the people bo- :ieve that prosperity reigns every vhro under this republican rule is looming more difficult every day. sians and no great head-lines are run in the papers or editorials written about it. The. steam railroads killed 41, the electric roads four and the cable lines two. Scores of others were injured and some crippled for life. The corporations ' own the gov ernment and the press, so they con tinue to murder. Laws have been passed ordering the roads to abolish grade crossings, but corporations don't have to obey the laws in this country; The money power having succeeded in bonding Cuba for as iarge amounts as it can bear, are now proceeding to play the same game with the Philip pines. Bills are before congress to issue Philippine bonds far up into the millions. The people of this country have an interest In that, for the bonds are all to be issued on the credit of the United States. By . the time the canal and Philippine bonds are all is sued, the bankers will have enough to start a national bank In every village in the whole United States. injunction last Monday against seventy-five' Chicago boys. The next thing the judges will be issuing in junctions against the babies The boys enjoined ' were telegraph mes sengers, all under sixteen years old, who were on a strike. The democrats In conj:r"s arc Just brsnn!nK to realUo that the rpphbll ran press In folatlng upon thcin Gor man aa a leader played n!out th fchrrwdeat political trick that had teen executed for years. They arc Jtut tv nlnttlnt; to find out that the demo rratlc party cannot win 'ee$ with A rep'iWUan hnuer. Gorman y a pi h tin tlonUt, a roM utan larI man and as imuh ft confidential asntt :( th money powr at any rcpumkao In loi.jjrv'j. Many time more people were kltltd In Chtcasto during th month of ?b ruary by the ratlroa.) roriwattoo than rro ktllel In all the war of ca4t lttw?ea tie J?i ah! the llu The Hague peace court has estab lished the principle .of collecting debts contracted by promotes and schem ers at the mouth of the canon and rapid fire guns by making England, Germany and Italy preferred creCilors of Venezuela. These' powers sent their warships and bombarded -owns, captured little gunboats and did all the damage that they wanted to, while the other creditors preferred peaceful methods. ; Nov The : Hague tnounal declares: that they, for that kind of work, mu?t be paid in full before the other creditors get anything. Plutoc racy marches onward with steady step all over the world. " The house ha3 adroitly side-tracked all the anti-injunction bills by delay ing their .consideration , before the committee to which they have been referred until late in March. A fav orable report will then be made, but It will be too late to get them through. The full dinner pall labor unions will no doubt continue to vote 'er straight. Every effort bas been made by the New York daily papers to hide the enormous amount of suffering in that city during this winter. One manag ing editor told this writer that while he had allowed the rejKrt of fle peo ple freeiing to death In on5 uiRht, lis had been ordered to suppress smh news and that the follow lux nlslit fourteen were fromi to death on the streets and tn vacant hill. In giving an Recount of the weather during tlit? winter which haa been colder thau an alnce the weather b-ircati was c .UMUhpd, tho Associated pri al lowed this nentence to ullp In: "Thrre have len utirly 2 fire ulnce cemlar 1, and with the likh cost of mtat and provision and h raisia of renU, the euffcrln and privation of the poor have Vr it pace with the mord-breaklng whiter." The coarti are jfttln the Injunc tioij down to very need of the cor poration. JuJe Kohliatt J.3Ued in SPECIAL MARKET LETTER FROM NYE & BUCHANANlCO., LIVB . 8TOCK, COMMISSION MER CHANTS. SO. OMAHA, NEB. CUtle: The upward turn at tbe clct?e of last week still continues. Re ceipts have! been moderate here, but fair in Chicago. ve are quite cou fiutnt that the worst is over and while fluctuations will come, we think he general tendency will ne w be up ward for a few months at least. We quote choice corn-ted te?rs at $t.3) to 11.83, fair I3.S3 c $4.23. common short-fed $.".50 to i3.S0. SIjcK steers In Email supply ar.I prue Arm. Good fat c:uvs and heif ers I.;.? to $.1.C3. Common rows S:.C0 to VM, canners $1.23 to $2.:3. SUer iovk calves 3.50 to il.t), iirjf er t.u to $i.:'" lra. xeal l.3i) to $3.t bjiu i:.r.a to tieep; .Market lower. Receipt heavy. Choir tnftnlh'd. Un.bi ....13 r. s.t: it ;: :,.:3 VearliiuH 4. 3-3 ,00 4 '.'M.TS Wiit.-r 4.r.-i.3 .i.:;..(-o 1C4 3 30 3.73 IIori: Market lower. Ran, f 1.T5 to 13.23, A. T. D. AuiUn. AUn Minn.j "Hopi nomethin may tome from the Sptjngfidd convrntUtn. The tomb of I in. oio U en appropriate place If th frlendj of freedom."