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TZHCHUCK. -.. Subscribed In my presence and sworn to .before mo tbls (1st day of August, lWi. (SeaL) N. B. HUNOATX. Notary Publio. - 11 1 r Republican congressional primaries to day. . ) A whipped Japanese U a dead Japa nese none other genuine. . . - ' - Do you want to be represented In congress by Johu N. Baldwin? . The CItIc Federation asked for proof about 7Mr. Gurley. Now they hare It What 'will' they do about It? Champions of a constitutional conven tlop,for Nebraska are not making the campaign their previous activity prom ised. .. It Is in accord with the eternal fitness of things for federal office holders to support Gurley in order to rebuke Roose velt With, the f opt ball season., so near at hand, people may read reports of the carnage in Asia with full knowledge that the worst is yet to oome. ' Taf the present war Iiusulk has , the satisfaction of knowing that It can lose: everythlLag beyond Harbin and .still bo the largest ' contiguous empire on earth. Ouce a lobbyist, always a lobbyist -A irian-'wlio engineered railway bills at Lincoln Would not 'stop when he got to . Washington iwfcfcre- his , constituents could not, watch hha. -Building permit figures for the month' of August just passed are' far ahead of the figures for the corresponding month for five yearn' back. : Thls is In pretty good sign of Omaha's growth. ' Friends 6f WUUnm Allen White must regret that; with all his ability, be ap parently lacks the power. -ot saying any thing in favor of a man without drajfr ing a comparison "vrwxn . must sarily , be. odious-.. , ' , , - , . neces Out of respect to his age, possibly, but mora probably because of the poor showing 'he made before tbe notification committee no one has suggested that Mr. Davis follow the lead of Senator Fairbanks in his present speaking tour. . The Chtnese idea of neutrality ' 'is shown by the readiness with which they sell provisions to either party r.pon the production of the price. In this respect the neutrality ideas of the orient and , of tbe Occident seem to be in full accord. The northwest Is anxiously waiting to hear of steps taken to punish the Wyoming lynchers. Someone has a precedent to establish and It will not do to model after those states when negro lynching Is an Incident rather than a crime. Farmers who assaulted a . socialist speaker near Pierce may cot want to assist the socialist propaganda, but their methods will do more to stimulate the idea than all the talk of the orators. The blood of the martyrs Is still the eoed of the church.' ' ' 4 St Petersburg's intimation that Kour opatkjo may have fooled the Japanese as to the location of his real line of de , fenslve works at Llao Yang will be ac cepted as a ray of hope by those readers who are becoming tired of the monoto nous tone of reporta from the seat of war., ' - . i Having weathered the perils of the Ulster County fair. Candidate Parker flie a date for his. visit, to. 8t Louis. It is to be hoped he will use an observa tion car in order to learn how much of the nation Ilea outside of the borders ot New York and still east of the Missis sippi river. Now the Associated Preas says that Mr. Hill did not deliver the speech at Deposit N. Y, yrhjch has caused so much talk, but that it was sent out by a local reporter who never heard the former senator talk. Perhaps someone '"raked" aleo the annouueeuieut f his coutsU.il-.ttiS letlrt-iasut win- politics. TlftttK 19 TtACB. "The people have shown a certain acute defl're for peace). and the adminis tration ,1s. Just 'now. trying to "pcrsusde them that that is what. 'Mr. Roosevelt will give them, remarks- Parkfr ofgah. , Why shonld any prwsalon yt this kind be necessary T There Is peace and has been during all the time since Mr: RhnaM-olt Uvann nrp-ldent. What better assurance than this can the peo- pie desire of the continuance of peace ft the present' administration Is retained in power? What ground 'is there for thlnkln that if Roosevelt Is re-elected ... there would be danger to tne country s rM tta i,o- -ion- nothing and said nothing to give warrant for such belief . han.ion Dn the contrarv his messages to congress and his other pub - He utterances show that he is as anxious as any citizen for peace, ' ' - m -, . In his speech of acceptance President rtnoapvoit 1.1: "We earneatlr desire friendship with all the nations of the new and old worlds, and we endeavor r r.i.M nnr wlatlona with- them nnnn a basis of reciprocal advantage instead of hostility. We bold thai the prosperity of each nation is an aid and not a hindrance to the prospeHty of other na- tlons. We seek international amity for the an me roaanna that tnaka na helleve in neace within onr iwa borders, 'and we seek this peace not because we are afraid or unready, but because we think that peace is right as well as advan tageous." No fair minded and unpreju diced person will find fault with this and it is Justified by the whole course and policy of ;the administration, no act of which has been a menace to peace. if Mr. Roosevelt were the "war lord" which bis opponents ' allege he could have found opportunity for.dcmonstrat ing that character in the trouble be tween Venezuela and foreign powers. but all the efforts of the administration were directed to bringing that difficulty to an amicable settlement. In the Colom blan-Panama .matter the course of our government prevented civil war on the isthmus in which we might have become Involved. Th course of the nen we see it, Dossed by the same old government in regard to the. war in the Wa" street which " debauched Cleve far east Das been most careful and dis- 'and'a second administration.; . These creet and is universally commended. The truth la that the talk ahont danger to the pe of the country if Mr. Roosevelt Is re-elected is the purest fu-tian and those who make it. know it to be. "No sensible man can seriously believe that the president has any de- sire to Involve the country In war and if it be said that there is danger in hio Impulsiveness the answer is that those who are most intimate with Mm officially say that be gives to all ques tions affecting our foreign relations the moat deliberate and careful considera tion. Intelligent American voters are not so gullible that they can be per suaded that' the re-election of Roosevelt would endanger the nation's peace. That is an absurdity too palpable to influence anybody with common sense.. ' tl . J I ' ; :-; TBS CROP SCARE, - i . , i remarks I u vuBetu'wMuuivrcuii ayer remaras I that -hli. attKtritsta .t thii irt, f .u. I to affect, the speculative? Wrketjl .by "scare" report about injury to the cr6ps are no new tbjng, there' gppeara to be an unusual sensitiveness to their eiTect this year on account of the hope of Improved conditions which denends so larlv nnn the coming harvests. It thinks there Is no doubt that there baa been much con- sclous. and intentional exaggeration in the reports of injury to wheat .in the northwest from rust" "There has been a setback for the wheat crop undoubt edly, and the yield will be a moderate one. probably under 000,000,000 bushels, and the surplus for export will be smaller even than last year, but it can not be called a poor crop, not nearly so small as the-'our gacciim" lurrest beginning with 1803, when the price was much lower than now. Our) wheat crop will -be considerably below the re cent average, it la remarked, with' a price that has not been equalled in many years.,- Some farmers will suffer serious Individual loss, but as a whole the yield promises to be one of full value to them, while other cereals ' are likely to be garnered in unusual abundance. . in regard to cotton, to which alarm- lata for speculatiTe gain direct their at- tenUon. the paper gays that while there 1- . Mnnetle.aKI-. W ... I has unquesUonably beeh some setback w i-ruy trotu i weatner conaiuons, 1 iucr is no eviuence oi injury compar- able on the whole with that of last year, "There Is nothing In authentic reports it . J A .MM I to Indicate serious or extensive injury . .iu .uu way inn expect a nt, BVW, an unpreceaentea one." The paper quoted says that apart from whoa anil mttnn , . rZ .ZnT-l P !! 1 for abundant crops, with good prices and unusually prosperous conditions for - tne farming population.:.. This means a demand for the product; 'of other In- dnstrte. which. w.l contribute . mate- rlally to a revival of activity in general VHUiicDft . " I . i su-uje - - PARKER S BALFEEARTKD 8UPP0RT. J One of the most significant phases of tne nauonal campaign is the weak- gneea support the democratic candidate j tor uie presiuency is receiving from those who were relied upon to bear the" Wunt or tne nattie. Much has beerf made of tne manner ln which a number of New York newspapers have flopped to the support of Parker, but in truth, this support has done as much harm as good. The chief contributions of tbe Brook lyn Eagle, the New York Times and the New York World have consisted so far In badgering, proddjng and nagging at I Parker to explain this .or that part of I his speech, to give a definite statement I upon some issue cr to define his position on some plank ln the platform. The famous gold telegram sent to St Louis was the beginning of the matter, credit for that being claimed by the Brooklyn Eagle. Since then the World and the Eagle have bet" on opposite sides ot the Philippines question, one holding that Parker meant lndepeudenco for the PU!ptno, the other Uuit he did not The Hearst paper ,n the meanwhile have contented themivlves with abuse of the republicans, and have said but very little about the democratic nominee, the reason being that the youthful Achilles la sulking in his tent Foiled in his as piration's for the nomination, llearst de- cllnes' to vglve bis successful opponent wore than lip service. . The democrats concede that without New York they cannot win, and so far I as they depend for New York upon their newspaper support,' the present outlook I is becoming darker and darker. I w a Tanv r,v cup n r inn a V. ' 7 "w T&omas E. aUon, the populist pres- I Wentl.l candidate, is unsparing in his "position ana anaiysig or tne aema. 10 nTd Wcr of the dbmocratlc party. In a speech at Atlanta he de clared that in this campaign the demo - i ... . crauc 'eaaers nave prostituted tne name I ""'"'"v taejr snaU w wlndIy followed in spite " ""-fc '"""" everT Principle or democracy, lie saia that tor rtf years the democrats the uitl haTe ben doing, business I u iwn u. uir ooi tock-In-trade, yet he pointed out, in eTer' ""wonai piatrorm 01 ine aemocracy rrom 187- l88" VnT Was pieflged t0 respect tbe rigbta of the negro as conrerrea Dy tne amenamenta to tne constitution. "What, can vthe southern negro dor asked Mr. Watson. "He has Deen aisrrancnlsed in nearly every southern state. The cry that the people of the south are In danger from the negro he characterized as tbe most hypocritical that unscrupulous leader ship could Invent. . ! Referring to the democratic candidate for president Mr. Watson asked what Judge Parker has ever done that was notable, or what has he ever said that! was memorable. "Democrats are told that they . must support the national ticket this time and that we' will all go to work for reform after the election. How can- any man reasonably hope to secure reforms In the democratic nsrtv I quotations lndicatt Aha.splrlt to which 1 the populist candidate has entered upon and wllf pursue his campaign. .'He has no toleration for the party which after w&n: years or warfare upon Wall street and th ."mney Power" Is now courting ineir ravor ana support ,. Mr. Watson W1U m an interesting figure in the. cam Paln una promises to, prove a. thorn ln thft democratic, flesh that wll be ex Cfedmgly irritating to that party, DO TmtriSEED A QUARDIA.M Do the republicans of the Second con - gresslonal district need a political guar dian? Are they disqualified from mak ing an intelligent choice of a candidate who Is. to represent them ln congress? Have they mortgaged themselves body and. sout politically and given a powe: of. attorney to John N. Baldwin to select a candidate Whnin'nv "ro tn. aiinnnrt - -u, at uie peDUDiican nrimnnoa? i. v.-. n at ..republican primaries? ' ; -T y- , .quesuons must .suggest 'tnem1 thougtfuIrepUblcana on the vtf U tbe n-tIon of the prellmi- nary congressionaif campaign. . These aro not frivolous or Irrelevant questions, Tbejr are forced nPn e republicans of w-wks vy tne- conaiuons wnicn """ iuem- " ""not ne saia mat Mr Baldwln' Preference is merely an "P"5100 of gratitude or the discharge of an obligation. On the contrary, it is a deliberate cold-blooded attempt by tbe corporation of Which Mr. Raid win is th nonrlrnl hM Alight r " publican politics of this congressional aistnct and -to foist upon the party a candidate who received his early train- in as a nald lohhrlat f th.r tion, and who would be subservient to its wl"! regardless of the interests or the wishes of the people whoui he would represent This is no't the first time that .auch a high-handed-attempt has been made. It is pimply a repetition of the campaign of two years ago, when ui. i-uqwnii.on sougnt to perpetuate tfig tenure or office of a nonresident . , I The question is, will the republicans I tamely allow Mr! Baldwin td have his w waV Will .- - I ;'' , " . V"'"""""' vly I t"e""reTC "'" P"nca gnaraiansMp? , Howell.' the hombss. -tni n sf I in the Junior yellow the rea-nlar nnni of deceptive water works orimera for the consumption of the gullible. . These rprimers all show that ' Ouiara pays $02,800 a year for hvdrantx whil citie. . - : that own their own water works pay nothing, but they studiously omit to say that nrooertv owners ln thns eiti.i in. stead of being taxed to rav hvdrant . . . " . ' renta" ta,0d 40 w ,Ilte5e't on water bonds, wMch rnmi r.n k. . : - - muvu I the some thing. Treasurer Mortensen's monthly stite Tn?' tat money ,n bl" custody are models ""v . w .. vu.;,cui.u.ifvilCDBi LI Hll I (previous state iteasurers maae periodic I financial exhibits 'llkd these. Nebraska I wonld have been several hundred thous- and dollars to the good now charged off to broken banks and treasury embeasle- j ments. The taxpayers have confidence in Mr. Mortensen because be takes the people into his confidence, Tom Blackburn thought that by as suming to run a congressional primary all by himself and usurping the long I establiahed, recognized powers of the various county committees Included within the district be could make it a cinch for his pet candidate. Black- DUrn cinch . primaries, however, threaten to kick more at the breech than at the muule. Incidentally, does Milwaukee pay that showman-educator to come down to Omaha and assist the corporations to fasten a lobbyist on the people of tbls district as their- choice for a representa tive? We shiver for Milwaukee when he once gets into the running up there. Wouldn't Foik have a picnic In tbe forthcoming speech La has promised to make to Omaha In behalf of the dem- ocratte otpdldate for congress if he could bold up the republican nominee as one of the same class of hireling lobbyists he has been getting after so red hot in UlssouriT Colonel Bryan wllf take a ' three weeks' rest right in the midst of the cam palgn. Docs any one imagine he would have laid off at this time had he sue- I ceeded in prevailing on the Bt Louis J convention to turn down Judge Tarker and give the nomination to Hearst or some other ardent Bryanlte of previous years? What Interest .has John N. Baldwin and the railroad be- represents that should make him so anxious to send man to congress from this district owned by him all by himself? Is the - railroad negotiating some new legisla- tion wnicn it wants logrolled tnrougn the house and senate at Washington? Those obituary notices of David Ben of Uett Hill are premature, as the deceased onmay nt any time assert his intention of bemr resurrected n should there be any cabinet plums jyjng around -loose, Be- i Bides the dear departed has made prom I laug before, t I And ' now if appears that Walter J ifoise is ' furni'sfilng boose and .boodle to boost Baldwin's candidate at' the republican primaries. Possibly Walter Moise, who Is a democrat considers it a good Investment for the re-election of Hitchcock. , ,' . r-Plata !- of Proanrcss. - Boston-Transcript It Is a sign Of advancement, toward pracr Ileal aerial navigation whan a balloon can be made to keep afloat as long as the rations bold out .- '. . Stating the Whole Case. Kansas City Journal. One reason why republicans are confident of carrying the .country in November is I because nobody can give an intelligent rea on wn tn, snouia not "Take Year Haana and, Go." Chicago , News. Considering that a meat amino Is In plain sight, the oyster comes to the relief of the beleaguered and distressed consumer just ln the nick of time.. , Embarrassing- to Politicises. Washington Star., Some of the men who have heretofore been libera campaign contributors are causing embarrassment to soma of the politicians by a sudden righteous Inclina tion to let the election proceed strictly on Its merits. ' Dfgrclnar Yoath's Errors, Washington Post. Candidate DaVIs ' la naturally incensed 1 at those persons' who And fault with the record he made' In the senate. He feels that the errors 't)t youth should not bo charged - agaki st -i man after ha baa reached' the age-of discretion.' ' Jfo' Time to ' Bot lau 'Indianapolis News. of Belgium ''thsV'Ka should send a man orer nere to ask FresWint itoosevelt to use his -i 1 v-jlv ..j- i gooa omces iwwmu vno rcawirtLiuii ui prow In th far east but 1H tne present state of exdtnf aSrt tti it looks k a mig badlfa. to butt in. , r Canada Grabs f'Basy fOBey." . Philadelphia Record. ' Immediately after the Canadian Paolflo railroad ordered SO.OOO tons of. steel rails from American mills at. a pr"ce of .some where about 121, the Canadian government clapped , a duty of 17 a ton on rails, i which Is increased 10 per- eent to $10.60, under the "dumping" clause of the new tariff.' It is I not yet clear whether this is a neat stroke I by the Canadian government to get 1630,000 I f money,", or whether It Is pinlsh I n..! 1l K. -.nel.n for not buying Its rails at home, no matlw what the price might be, or how long It might take to get delivery. The pretext tor the Imposition of the duty was that the rails could be made In the Dominion, but the president of the railway says there Is not a steel plant ln Canada, "capable of producing a rail either economical!; r or effectively," POLTCAt DRIFT. Jerry Simpson tried to capture a nomlna- tion as delegate to cons-res. ln New Mezioo and was defeated by-a man named loney. Chesty Gullet U one of the populist noral nse tor ut offlo la 111,no1- B'M caonot. unuomuma way me campaim does not take on a srtous as.ject. Th4(r, u notwB,, out the camp,Ugn !?:Tr.:ta- VI Cs-LlU VaVisUlUO, I'fW JUT UTCrnOT Will nOlU thirtv lotnt debate- throuah,t th. .t.. with all the "flains.'' A New Tork' business man offers to put up $100,000 on thS' propositions that Roose velt will earry New Tork state and that he will be elected 'president The offer Is divided 150,000 on each. He can't lose, Rev. Pr. Swallow, prohibition candidate for president, la a wise one. He considers hU cma,1, bmriness proposition, and those Who care to listen to his vocal efforts wu in th. slot, rm u.t ..n. -, i l- , -, .- . . ... .... . A Chicago merchant, wrote the word 'graft" 'across the face of a check whloh he sent to the city hall in payment for the S-a A tign to be torn dpwn. Moral, don't get gay. The continental party contributes a na- t,onl Uct the gaiety of the campaign. I 'l"1 Jll!t"ii?n!: wer!1 X.nt Oeor. Thirty-four delegates attended the bim of h P " Chicago. Judge Gebhard Wlllrlch of Milwaukee has been appointed and has taken charge of the. foreign language bureau of the re publican national committee. It la the pur. pose of the committee to circulate large volumes of campaign matter in the Ger- man and Scandinavian languages. Tbe political situation in Kansas la get ting warm, especially In tbe Seventh dis trict, where Victor Murdock and W. F. Be Hale are running for congress. Mr. Mur dock has promised his supporters irrigation for the district if he Is elected, but Mr. Bellsle has rone hint one better and has promised that the government will rid Kansas of ths grasshopper peat should he be the successful candidate. James Orover of Tom's River, N. J., has a picture of his elgSt sons and one daughter taken while they were all at bla home re cently. The father, eight sons and son-in-law are ardent republicans. A copy of ths photograph was sent to President Roosevelt with a request that be write his autograph thereon. He returned It with these words written on the bottom: "August 4 With best wishes for the members of a good American family t row TUeodus Roosevelt- OTHER LANDS THAU OtRS, Th Russian Infantry regiment rorslsts of four battalions, and each battalion has four companies. There la one rstra com pany to every regiment making seventeen in- all. On the peace footing the company means over 100 men, beside the commis sioned officers. So the regiment consists of 1,867 men, seventy officers and twenty-five horses. On the war footing, which la what the dispatches deal with now, the strength of every company Is doubled. Hence the regiment becomes seventy-nine officers. 1.M6 men and 100 horse. In aotntal field operations, of course, the numbers are re duced more or less, by the sick list the men detached for various duties and the breaks In the lines made by death and un filled by recruits. But It Is always safe to reckon a Russian regiment on the war basis, at not lees than 1,000 or 1.600 men. There are regiments, however, very dif ferent from the regular Infantry organisa tion. The so-called rifle regiments hsve but two battalions. On the peace footing they consist of thirty-three officers and LJ00 men, with eleven horses. On the war foot ing there are thlrty-flve officers and 1,191 men. There (are separate rifle battalions ef about the same strength as those ot the battalions In the rifle regiments. The Cos sack Infantry battalions aro not organised In regiments. - The' battalions run from 831 to 1,086 men, with from forty-nine to 100 horses. They nave twenty-two officers. All these figures of Cossack troops relate to the war footing. The fortress regiments are alike In peace and war, and they num ber seventy-nine officers and 4,814 men to the regiment' 1 The Japanese government has been very secretive of late 'years as to Its military organisation and strength, but It Is known that tbe army Is built on the German model, which means a regiment of three battalions, each of four companies, the companies having 146 men and four officers ln peace and 150 men In war. On the war footing a Japanese regiment means twelve companies of 2S0 men each, or I, wo in an, divided Into three battalions of l.OCO men. The brigade in of two regiments, and the division baa two brigades. Hence a divis ion means. In war, about 11,000 Infantry, besides four squadrons or more of cavalry, Of 1E0 men to the squadron, and four bat teries of artillery, or about 700 men of that arm; also a battalion of riflemen or pio neers, or both. A complete division should have 14,000 men or upward. ' x The religious census of London made by rtoiiv News does not disclose so great an Indifference to religious ob servance as- was to bo expectedfrom the preliminary' discussions of the subject No effort was made to estimate the relatl strength of th various denominations; the aim was to find out how generally people actually did attend any church or religious meetings. The population of London proper, excluding the Inmates of Institutions, is 4.470,304; of Greater London, also excluding the Inmates of Institutions, 1,770.09, or a grand total of 6,240,336. One-halt of this number waa arbitrarily taken as represent ing the possible churchgoers, excluding the very young, the very old, the sick and those whose occupations prevented them from attending church. The attendances amounted, for London proper, to 1,008.661, and for Greater London to 610,664. The deductions from these figures made to ao- count for those who attended church twice in on day leave the total attendances at 862,061 for London proper and 420,383 for Greater London. It thus appears that 474 persons ' Irr "the possible ' 1,000 1 attended church. If the census be accepted as trust. worthy..' This is a quite favorable show ing and' exhibits the' metropolis of the world aa'a body of churchgoers. , V Spain does not attempt to maintain a military .atnd , naval establishment beyond Its- needs it will In a few years be in a better position than It bad reached before the 'war. ' The ' army on a peace footing numbers "about 120,000 officers and men, a much larger regular force than ia main tained by the United Stales, with Im mensely greater resources. Spain cannot hope to' become an. important naval power, and anything approaching an ambltinus naval program is out of the question. Tho country - la apparently removed from ths field of European complications and can direct a large portion of the sum How spent on an unnecessarily large military establishment to the payment of the public debt and tne decrease of taxation.' Four- fifths of the soil ot Spain is classed as productive. The country Is rich In minerals, particularly iron, coal and copper. If the war with the United States baa compelled the Spaniards to exploit these' sources of wealth, that conflict will have had sub stantial compensation. The Mersey Hallway company, which electrified the railroad connecting Liverpool and Birkenhead last year, has reported te the , shareholders upon the operation -since electric trains were put info service. This road, which - runs through a tunnel under the Mersey river, had been operated ' by steam up to tho time of the change in sys tem. It had not been profitable and traffic had fallen oft greatly, due to the discom forts of the trip. : After electrification the speed of the trains waa Increased and the schedule much Improved, The sis months of operation show a good increase In traffic, though this la not quite as large .as the in crease in train miles. ' However, tbe traffic! seem to be catching up to this "gradually. The cast of, propelling trains has been much reduced by the change. Under steam the cost of the energy for one train mile was 8.6 cents.. Wltto electricity if is 10.4 cents. It is said, also, that the cost . of maintaining the permanent way has been reduced by more than one-half. The total working expenses With steam traction tut the sis months ended December, 1901, were 82 cents per train mile. During the corre sponding period of last year, with electrio traction, they were M cents per train mile. It would seem that the Chinese ought to be particularly - well Informed about the Russo-Japanese war and its causes. There has been for some time a semi-official paper in Chines published in Peking under Jap anese auspices. The Russians, not to be outdons, started, another . through th Russo-Chlnese bank. .Each of these parti san Journals gives political and war news from Its own point of view,' leaving to the perspicacious Chinaman the task of dis entangling the contradictions. Now tel Germans, fearing the effect on the Chinese mind and public opinion, have' started on their owa account a newspaper which will Interpret the views of . the Germsn Lega tionthose, ot course, of the German gov ernment Incidentally it will endeavor to counteract the distrust of German inten tions In th province of Shantung, which Is said to be becoming very pronounoed. It would be exceedingly interesting to know what th Chinaman thinks of It all. . Selalag Opvortaalty. Cleveland Leader. As far back as the days of the civil war there were Americans who knew how to "sets th day." The late William Weight man, who left a fortune of tao.OCO.OuO to his daughter, recognised, early ln 18tl that quinine would become one of the most valuable commodities la the world. His firm secured vsst quantities of cinchona bark, extracted therefrom th medicine that was indispensable in the south, and laid the foundations for on of tbe big fortunes ef modern Umea, rABNAM STCEETS. OMAHA (THB PEOPLES' FIRHITIRH ABO CARPET CO miatm kbeiit Our buyer bought tho' entire stock of a well known manufacturer of Men's HIGH GRADE FALL CLOTHING at .rax . mmMM eoavRiaHT 1004 ay HUM, N ATM AM ft FI9CMCI OK These Goods Come in all the Latest Materials in Cloth,. (Sit and Styles. BE SURE AND SEE THESE .SUITS. BE FORE BUYING. CASH R dREW'TTl Free Look in our Sixteenth Street Clothing Window make a guess and win'a fine uvercoat. LACOHING LIMBS. What's th news from the front? asked the first citlsen of Bt Petersburg. 'inat our front is now wnere too rear was." reDlled the second, dolefully. Phila delphia Ledger. "Do you feel rested after your vacation T" tendencies. "After all that railway travel and aun burn and rowing and tennis ordi nary work seems - like . tttlastul repose." Washington Star. . , Sir. you are a chean ran baa-." ' "pooh, pooh! Don't think you can insult me by insulting my business." wnai is your dushissst "I'm ' a balloonist" Cleveland '.Plain Dealer. Weary Willie I like de fall, don't youT Dustv Rhodes Yer. vir don't sret ma hot not woram , new xora una. Xrata Parent StoD that drummlna. Didn't I tell you I wouldn't speak to you again? eon ies, pa. Irate Parent Then what did tou da it foiT , Bois I wsntd to see if you had told th truth. Chicago New Caller Kitty. Is that your parrot? T.I, ,1a nt.l VT,. in..j n.L. . . . v. v... ..... . , u , ... n.ii. aiio luina next door left him with us when thav wane away on their vacation. . 'Fore he begins to talk I want V.o tell you that he doesn't. be long to our church. Chicago Tribune.... Her Husband I aunnraia a woman WniiM have to be. nulte a Dhiloaouher to iia Indif ferent to her appearance. ' She She'd havS to be a lunatic Rrnnk. lyn Life. :M . 7- .."4SGOOOL SUITS Our display of Children's , School Suits has" never been more complete , and at tractive as to style and assortment of fdbrics we've nothing but . good clothes to offer the boys nothing of ; the ; cheap and : shoddy sortT-nothing . but . the; most popular and becoming suits for the 'boys at prices ranging at - . . ; ( , - ; $3.50, $5.00, $6.00, $6.50' arid $7.00 , If you but see them ;you - will come again. - - : A large assortment of Furnishings and Hats and Caps for the boys'as well. No clothing fits like ours. R. 9. WILCO, flier. - ; . half price. Wo will place this en-, tiro purcha so on SALE SATURDAY . AT A SUIT -tit-" 4-"1 j ', laraaMiBM " ., y THB FALL 'Ut&uf " ' . . - ' r . i j . ' Brooklyn Life. ' ' "'. A thousand sing the girl of Sltrlngv-i . The maid of. fluff and laces; -A thousand xnoro their fancies pour. To tell the June bride's graces: The Bummer girt of smile and cart ' OcohsIoa rhyjulB0'criWtrifl tn And now Is due A tribute to. . ... The bonny girt of -fall. ' - The Fall GlrtV. v 'i-r;-. - .The tall girt- . In blu or gray or brownt . y In tailor-made . : Sh la array eds .. . .' .. She's coming back to towiv We celebrate .the graduate '':." Demurs in mull or -chalUsr: The tennis girl, with skirts awhrl. Evokes a rhyming rally; . Wo softly chant th debutante - At her Initial bait .,, - . t Where la the Muse of him, who views) The bonny girl of.Xalll . . . The Fall Girl J Th small girl In blue or gray or brownt A rare delight Unto the sight She's coming back to town. From bead to feet she's trim and neat Her cheeks are fuil of color That makes the glow the maplec show Seem dim, and cold, and duller. Now coma the days of smoky has And distant winter's call In autumn's blur Hats oft to Her, Tbe bonny girl of fall I The Fall Girt- ; - Slve's all girl. In blue or gray or brown. Or any hue That's swagger new She's coming back to town. Froo