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aya that the actual number of full and
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3 38,100
I ....48,850
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It 81,600
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(Seal; M. p. WALKKR,
Notary Public, :
Sabcrlbra leavlafc tha city tem
porarily should hurt The Ilea
nailed to them. Addraaa will be
chanced aa oftaa aa requested.
It'B A cr.se of
Simon of Haytl.
"thumbs up" for
Why is it that when a girl goes into
society she always "comes out?"
Castro will not go far in Europe If
he visits only the countries he ha not
"Pistol toting must go," says a
Nashville editor. Will he set the ex
ample by disarming?
Dr. Abbott Bays1 that foot ball devel
ops courage. Also activity in the lint
and bandage industries.
The women of the house are now
busy giving the father and tho Christ
mas tree the final trimming. '
Visitors to the Corn show will learn
that It Is difficult to secure any cob
less corn In Omaha on Sunday.
Every township in Champaign
county, Illinois, has voted against sa
loons. Just another case of extra dry.
A comic song, written by Richard
Wagner, has Just been discovered. All
of Wagner's music Is comic to most of
"Mr. Bryan will not leave Ne
. braska," says a dispatch from Lincoln.
Still, he may not always be able to
carry It.
"America 1 the throne of the
world," says Senator Beverldge. Per
haps, but the man who tries' to Bit on
It w!!l get Into trouble.
The Issue of ,30,000.000 in Pan
ama canal bonds has been oversub
scribed three times. There's a lot of
spare cash In the country.
Governor Johnson of Minnesota
says the democratic party is in better
condition than it was before the cam
paign. It could not well be in worse.
Mr. John D. Rockefeller has a mag
azine article on "The Difficult Art of
Giving." It has always been easier
for Mr. Rockefeller to take than to
Colonel Watterson criticises the
length of the president's message.
The colonel confines his efforts to
crisp little editorials of about 2 0,000
words each.
A Washington citizen has been fined
in police court tor assaulting a man
who called him a liar. It Is hardly
considered an offense to call a man a
liar In Washington.
The president's message states that
the Filipinos are not capable of self-
government. It begins to look , as
though the same might be said of
Kentucky nd Tennessee.
It may be Just a coincidence that
tha announcement that John W. Gates
Is going Into the circus business la fol
lowed with the report of his enter
taining Mr. Bryan at his Texas home.
"Good-looking women always
alight from a street car facing the di
rection In which the car is headed,"
aays a Philadelphia traction manager.
Guess that will show the good-looking
women where they get off, and how.
The World-Herald persists In be
lieving that President Roosevelt, be
cause he favors complete government
control of Interstate commerce affairs,
Is In favor of taking from the states
all power over railroads. The World
Herald U never so blind as when It
thinks H aees.
the vxirr.nsnr or Nebraska.
The change in the executive head
of the University of Nebraska comes
at a time that Is peculiarly opportune.
It will probably be putting it too
strong to nay that the period U crit
ical, but the new chancellor has an
unusual opportunity at present The
work of the university can be made
even more effective tharf It has been
by a vigorous and progressive admin
istration of Its affairs. While com-)
plete harmony between the several de
partments of the groat school exists,
with closer team work, the highest re
sults may be had.
In personnel the faculty of the Uni
versity of Nebraska stands remark
ably high. The individual professors
take first rank In their several
branches and are devoted to the work
they have in hand. This has been
proven on a number of occasions,
when one or another of the professors
at the University of Nebraska has de
clined to be tempted to another Insti
tution by an offer of higher salary.
Thia patriotism is a great asset in the
university life, and should be taken
fullest advantage of. What Ib needed
at the university Is a man of broad
executive ability and personality
strong enough to effect a virile organ
ization and to weld the several depart
ments Into a complete whole. Chan
cellor Avery appears to possess these
qualifications. He has before him a
splendid chance to accomplish a great
work, and with the united support of
the regents and faculty of the uni
versity and the people of the Btate he
should be enabled to place the Uni
versity of Nebraska at the very top of
state schools. It is an opportunity
worthy hlB utmost endeavor, and his
course will be watched with great In
terest by those who wish only the best
for the University of Nebraska.
ixauouratixq a president.
The city of Washington Is going to
ask congress to make an appropria
tion to cover the cost of the ceremo
nies attending the inauguration of the
next' president. The position is taken
by the residents of Washington that
the inauguration is a public affair and
that the heavy cost of it should not
be borne by tho population of Wash
ington. It is not at all likely that congress
will give much heed to the request
for an appropriation and there Is no
good reason why it should. While the
government makes no appropriation
for the inauguration, there is nothing
in the official requirements of the
event that would call for the outlay
of money. It Is required only that
the president escort the president
elect from the White House to the
capitol, for which a government car
riage is used, and that the chief jus
tice of the supreme court administer
the oath of the office to the new presi
dent. There the official part of the
proceedings ends. The elaborate pa
rades, the Inaugural ball and all the
social features of Inauguration week
are entirely unofficial and If the peo
ple want them they should pay for
The record will not show that the
people of Washington have suffered
any financial loss by these Inaugura
tions. On the contrary, there la usu
ally a surplus left after each of them.
Hotel men, restaurant keepers, the
street car companies and saloon men
contribute liberally to the fund, know
ing that they will get big returns on
their Investment. The sale of sou
venirs, seats on the reviewing stands,
tickets to the Inaugural ball and other
privileges is productive of a good-
sized fund and the expense Is never
heavy. The government usually do
nates the use of the pension building
for the Inaugural ball, where thou
sands of guests pay $5 each for the
privilege of stepping on each others'
toes and smothering in a Jam for
hours, just to- see the president and
his wife, with a few dignitaries, make
a sedate circle of a white-roped arena
that is not much bigger than a prize
ring, London rules. The chief cost
of the Inaugural is the hiring of car
riages and horses, the. employment of
a few bands for the parade and the
expenditure of some money for extra
workmen, guards, teamsters and the
like. The burden is not one which
should oppress the citizens of Wash,
lngtom and not one which the rest of
the country should be asked to share.
Mrs. Alice P. Norton, professor of
household administration In the Uni
versity of Chicago, has adopted the
division of labor principle to house
work and is predicting that the solu
tion of the servant girl problem will
be found In corporations organized to
tumlB'.i trained persons to do different
lines of housework, for long or short
periods,-and to do the work in a bus!
riefisliki manner, subject to inspection
by one nf the captains of the servant
jlrl Industry.
me pian appears to tie lor a con
cern to organize for the business of
housekeeping and to supply different
families just as other firms now sup
ply coal, and meat and ice and milk.
There would be, for example, a girl
who would cook breakfast for the
Jones family at 7 o'clock and then
depart to get the 8 o'clock breakfast
for the Browns, making way for the
girl who would come in and wash the
dishes, while another would make the
beds, sweep and dust the rooms and
perhaps sort the family laundry and
prepare it for the woman who would
arrive later to do the Mashing and
scrub the floors. Lunch cooks and
dinner cooks would follow and other
servants would appear from time to
time to do the work In their special
line. Any complaint would be sent
to the headquarters of the firm and
be Investigated by an overseer or In
spector.. In this way, Mrs. Norton
urges, a family would get, for the
price of one servant, the servloes of a
series of specialists In every line of
housework. The result eould not be
other than satisfactory and would re
lieve housowlvea of much of the worry
that now consumes them.
The scheme sounds pretty. It
sounded So when first advanced by
Edward Bellamy and as It has since
been rehearsed and rehashed by many
of his poor Imitators, but it Is ques
tionable If it would work well In
actual practice. Still, It would be
worth trying, Just to give the Ameri
can housewife the satisfaction of hav
ing her dlBb.es washed by a soulless
The annual report of John Barrett,
director of the International Bureau
of the American Republics, directs re
newed attention to the neglect of
American merchants and manufactur
ers of the business opportunities that
are open to them In the Latin-Amer
ican countries. Since the Pan-American
congress was called by Secretary
of State Blaine the South and Central
American countries have shown a dis
position to enlarge their trade with
the United States, but have not, until
within the last few years, met much
encouragement from this country.
Director Barrett calls attention to
the fact that the twenty Latin-Amer
ican countries have an area three
times as large as the United States,
with a population of 70,000,000, most
of whose wants in the line of manu
factured goods must be supplied by
Imports. The foreign trade of these
countries In 1907 amounted to
$2,100,000,000, or just about double
what it was in 1896. The trade In
crease is larger than that shown by
any other section of the globe and
Americans are not getting their share
of it, although the trade between the
United States and the Latin-American
countries has nearly doubled in the
last decade. The United States gets
less than one-sixth of the Import trade
of . South America proper. Mr. Bar
rett explains:
More representative men of the great
city of Buenoa Ay res proceed in one
week to Europe on the excellent vesaels
that connect that port with Southampton,
Cherbourg, Hamburg and Barcelona than
go direct to the United States In a whole
year upon the slower-going semi-freight
steamers that connect the metropolis of
Argentina with New York. A man wish
ing to go from New York to Valparaiso,
Chill, on the west coast of South Amer
ica, can make the Journey more quickly
and far more agreeably via Southampton
and Buenoa Ayres, and thenco across
Argentina, or via two aides of the trian
gle, than If he proceeds on a line almost
due south via Panama. The averago bus
iness letter written by a large importing
house of South America to a manufac
turer In Europe will have its answer
started back to the original sender before
a similar letter to a manufacturer in the
United State la even delivered.
This complaint Is not new, but an
equally strong reason for the tact that
the Latin-American trade goes to Eu
rope is furnished. In the government's
consular reports In the statoment that
American business men and manufac
turers will not respect the shipping
and banking rules demanded by the
Latin-Americans, while Germany and
other European countries make this
trade a special study. Mr. Barrett
recognizes this condition and, among
his recommendations, urges care Jn
packing exports from this country;
the study of Spanish; the acceptance
of the Latin-American credit systems
as Europe accepts them, and a little
moro courtesy In dealings.
The remarkable part of the situa
tion is that the United States has so
much trade with the Latin-American
countries, In view of the handicaps.
The trade Is growing rapidly and is
worth cultivating.
It is decidedly unusual to find the
head of a government bureau planning
for the abolition of his position, but
that is practically the hope expressed
by Francis E. Leupp, commissioner of
Indian affairs, in his annual report,
one of the most interesting documents
that has come from the government
printing office in many a day. Mr
Leupp takes pains to show the prog
ress the Indian has been making to
ward citizenship and ability to take
care of himself and indicates the early
approach of the time when most of the
work now being done by the Indiap
bureau may be dispensed with and the
Indian allowed to shift for himself.
Mr. Leupp's report Is filled with
concrete statements of the progress
being made in the education and ad
vancement of the Indian. He shows
that the "blanket" Indian, the greasy
old warrior who used to sit around
and draw rations from the govern
ment. has become obsolete. Most of
the Indians of the day have received
some education and nearly all of them
have developed a business ability that
enables them to take very good care
of themselves In their dealings with
the white men. Where the allot
ments of lands have been made the
Indians, instead of being robbed by
land agents and promoters, as waa
woefully predicted, have turned
farmers, stock raisers and ranchmen
and have been adding to their prop
erty values. In many parts of the
west the Indians are the actual leaders
in the work of reclaiming land by irri
gation and tbouaands oi tnem are
earning good wages every year in dif
ferent kinds of farm, ranch and rail
road work.
The commissioner takes a radical
and, we believe, thoroughly Justified
position against the oonreservation
Indian schools. He declares that the
"whole method of conducting these
schools is conducive of unwholesome
conditions for young people who have
been always accustomed themselves,
and are descended from an ancestry
always accustomed, to the freest open
air life." Ho believe that the la
dlans should be educated on the reser
vations Instead of being carted oS to
some eastern school and taught in
lines that can be of no real value to
them when they are compelled to re-
urn and earn their living among their
own people. He urges that the Indian
be taught agriculture, stock raising,
fruit culture and like arts and sciences
nstead of being educated as stenog
raphers, lawyers and in professions
that will do htm no good and may
cause real harm by making him dis
satisfied with his natural surroundings
among his own people.
The English have become most en
thusiastic over the Immediately-felt
effects of the reduction of the rates
of letter postage between the United
States and Great Britain, a writer in
the Nineteenth Century predicting
that within a year will be Been the
completion of the universal penny
(2-cent) postage, as ho defines it,
whereby any Inhabitant of our planet,
white, black or yellow, may be enabled for
the aum of 1 penny to communicate, with
any other at the lowest possible rule and
the highest attainable speedEnglishman
with German. Frenchman, Italian or Kus
alan; European with American; Asiatic
with Australian or African so that when
ona soul haa something to say to another.
neither color, nor religion, nor creed, nor
diplomacy, nor national antipathy, nor lati
tude nor longitude, nor poverty, nor any
other barrier, shall atand between them. It
la a grand yet almple assertion of the
brotherhood of natlona; It Is a change that
threatens no Intereata and benefits all man
kind. The growth of the postal business
between the United States and Eng
land has been nothing short of re
markable and it is expected that It
will be even greater, under the re
duced postal rates, as past experience
shows that whenever postal charges
are reduced there follows an enormous
Increase In the number of communica
tions sent by post. The London
Times, discussing the new postal
agreement, says:
The growth of our American correspond
ence has been very marked during the last
ten years. In the report of the postmaster
general for 1898 It was stated that during
the previous twelve months we aent to the
United States 287,000 pounda' weight of itt
tera and postcards, and 2,270,000 pounds of
circulars, book packets and newspapers. We
received from the atatea 288.0CO pounds of
letters and postcards and 1,538,000 pounds of
other communications. From the report for
1908, just published, It appears that the fig
ures are: Sent to the United. States, 473.000
and 3,285,000 pounds, respectively; from the
United States, 503,000 pounds and 2.419,000
pounds. Thus It will be seen that the let
ters and postcards have Increased In bulk
during the last ton yeara by about SO per
cent, and that other communications have
Increased by about 50 per cent. It Is rather
curious to note also that, while ten years
ago the Knglisli malls were far more bulky
than those which came from America, the
reverse Is now the case. Tne penny post
may be relied upon to produce even more
striking Increases in the official figures dur
ing the next ten yeara.
The new agreement for a 2-cent let-
ter rate between the United States
and Germany -will become effective on
January 1 and negotiations have , al
ready been opened for a similar con
vention with France. No foreign na
tion of any importance can afford not
to seek the new arrangement, now that
It has been adopted by England and
Germany, and the prediction of the
writer In the Nineteenth Century
does not seem destined for long de
layed fulfillment.
Two English mothers who declare
that they have never kissed their own
babies nor allowed anyone else to kiss
them have undertaken to instruct
other mothers of the world In the art
of raising babies. They have posted
In the halls of their homes a series
of rules and have begun preach
ing their anti-baby-kissing doctrines
through the press of England. The
posted rules are as follows:
Don't kiss the baby.
Don't handle b,aby unlesa your hands are
very, very clean.
Don't bring baby's face close to your own
or to your hair.
Don't allow baby to touch your face or
Don't talk, breathe, whistle, blow, cough
or sneeze into baby's face. We want him
to live.
Don't use your handkerchief to baby's
hands, face or mouth.
To aome these rules will appear comical
or atupld, but they are not written aa
Joke or without thought. Therefore, any
peraon Infringing these rulea after having
read them, will incur our displeasure ex
tremely. We submit that parents who want
that kind of babies should be pre
vented from having them. The hum
blest baby in the world was born to a
heritage from which It should not be
deprived. It was born to be kissed,
coddled, tossed and played with. Its
life would not be worth living if it
could not crawl In the dirt, now and
then, pull daddy's whiskers and its
mother's hair. The baby that has not
been crooned to sleep In tho crook of
Its mother's arm; that has not been
tossed and tousled by parents, rela
tives snd friends; that has not had its
tears dried and its sorrows kissed
away has missed the sweetest part of
the baby's life and the sweetest part
of tho lives of others In its home. An
antiseptic, sterilized baby is a mis
Rabbi Wise has performed a dis
tinct service to the cause of public
decency in raising his voice in protest
against the fulsome attention that Is
being paid to Richard Croker since his
return to New York from a long stay
In Europe, where he went for his
city's good and his personal safety and
protection from prosecution.
Thirteen Judges of the city of New
York participated in a banquet glveu
to Croker the other night and vied
with each other In voicing bis praises
around the banquet board, just as
they would honor some man who had
performed a marked public service.
Women ' surrounded him with flatter-
lng attention and the officials of the
great city of New York Bought to Bee
which could show him the most
marked attention. Even Williams
Travers Jerome, the Belf-called reform
district attorney of New York, Joined
In the chorus of adulation and went
to one of his customary extremes in
praising the man whose hame has
been a byword and reproach to Amer
ican civic decency for many years.
It was a befitting act for Rabbi
Wise to make public declaration con
cerning the banquet and to denounce
Richard Croker for what he Is, the
type of a political leader to be ab
hored and condemned by all good citi
zens. Rabbi Wise properly declares
that no matter how lovable a charac
ter Croker may be personally, no mat
ter how good he may be to his family
and his friends, no matter how correct
his personal habits and mode of life
may be. his official career marks him
as an undesirable citizen, the honor
ing of whom only brings disgrace upon
those who participated In the banquet.
Mr. James J. Hill says that In thirty
years from now the population of the
nation will be 200,000,000, and "the
present methods of agriculture will be
Inadequate." Mr. Hill Bhould attend
the Corn show and become convinced
that the methods of agrlculturo are
being Improved to meet all needs.
Former Senator Spooner objects to
being drafted for service In the cabi
net. A man who gave up the senate
leadership in order to earn some
money In the practloe of his profes
sion would have some trouble In coax
ing himself to accept a cabinet posi
tion if it wero offered.
Onr Helpful Way a.
Indianapolis News.
Lost year we exported 6.500,000 palra of
shoes, which shows that aa a world power
we had a great deal to do with movements
on foot everywhere.
Jnst Where 11a Stands.
Topeka Capital.
Mr. Roosevelt defines hla position on
woman suffrage with great clarity. He
says that while he Is personally in tavor
of 1t, he Is against It.
A Tip for the Jury.
Philadelphia' Press.
Out In Nebraska a woman has sued a
man for $10,000 for kissing her and for
$10,000 for telling about It. Most people
will agree that sho ought to win on the
last claim.
Improving Industrial Conditions.
Springfield Republican.
The preskfent has not missed the Mas
sachusetts experiment of savings-bank
life and old-age annuity insurance, sold at
bare cost without the expenses of aollcl
tatlon. He 1s right in cataloging it with
the thing to be done for the Improvement
of the condition of the Industrial classes.
At Peace with the World.
New York Tribune.
Foreign affairs take up very little apace
In the president's message, a fact which
In one sense is of agreeable significance.
"Happy the people," said Carlyle, "whose
annals are blank In history books." Happy
and friendly are the foreign relations which
require no discussion- in public documents.
How Many?
Boston Herald.
How many men are there nowadays who
follow Ambassador Broyce'a example of
committing to memory fifty lines of Homer,
Virgil, or Milton at frequent Intervals In
order to keep their minds familiar with
passages of great poetry? It Is a habit
that was formerly more extensively culti
vated in this country by students of the
classics than It Is now. This was In the old
days when capping classic lines was In
l ulled Btatea and Canada Should Be
Dominant Partnera.
Brooklyn Eagle.
Reports of a timber truat to control all
the standing timber In this country,. Can
ada and Mexico, will require some little ex
planation before they can be accepted In
full. How, for instance, would a trust get
control of the vast areas now held by tha
governments of the several Canadian prov
inces? Without thoae areas-anything re
aembllng an international trust would be
A timber trust Is needed here and In
Canada, but It la a very different kind of
trust from that said to be contemplated
by capitalistic interests 1n the west and
middle west. The dominant partners in it
should be the federal, state and provincial
governments of the United States and Can
ada. Forest preservation, like the Improve
ment of waterways, Is an International
question aa well aa a national one and
should be approached by the people of
both countries In a broad and progressive
spirit. The prosperity of the future de
pends upon the use we make of the natural
resources at our disposal today.
Chicago Record-Herald: If his satanlo
majesty be a syndicate, as declared by a
Massachusetts preacher, it merely goes to
show that the modern process ot evolution
is the same in all lines of industry.
Boston Herald: A 1400,000 lot for a new
Christian Science church in New York City
would look like extravagance for almost
any other denomination, it's different with
the First Church of Christ, .Scientist. Ila
treusury cont'nues to bulge out and run
Baltimore American: A New England
minister rather startled his congregation
lately by saying he was glad he was In a
world where he could be lawless if he
wanted to, because there was more merit
In being virtuous. This would be very
helpful if all took the same view, but the
great trouble la that a Urge number of
people, who, like the minister, can be law
lesa, want to be and are ao.
Boston Transcript: Father Tlerney of
New York, in reply to a question from a
parishioner, haa declared that he will not
hear a confession, by telephone. That-lta
secrecy might be easily violated by eavee
droppers Is only one of his many objections
to the practice. " Confessions from im
prisoned miners have been received by tele
phone, but thia wus under circumstances
that justified the exception to the rule.
Philadelphia Record: The advocates of
forest preservation have turned their guna
up.m the destruction of evergreen trees for
Christmas u. J.ev. Dr. McArthur de
nounces the custom aa a heathenish prac
tice. Ha ia right, no doubt, aa to the folly
of destroying the young trees, but wrong
in the matter of hlw epithets. It ia a la
mentable habit of aome good clergymen
to aubatltute prodding for preaching. Santa
Claua cannot be downed.
to work for The Equitable Life Assuranao Society. Men of clean rfcord,
who can sell straight goods In a straight way; of good habits and stand
ing. Previous experience unnecessary but knowledge of soliciting or
salesmanship in any line an assistance. A good, sound money ma'klng
proposition for the right man. Neither you nor I know whether
You Are the Man
until we haVe talked over the matter. Write for appointment to
H. D. NEELY, Manager
Merchants National Bank
It's never wise to truat the, man who
trusta no one.
The Ills that follow our luata we usually
charge up to our luck.
The moat rUlculous coward In the world
la the man who fours ridicule.
Life alwaya disagrees with the man who
tries to take Its cake all at once.
When a man's religion gets In no farther
than his head it all runs out readily at hla
When we any we hate flattery we usunlly
mean we dislike to -hear It In the third per
son. Some peopli do not know the difference
between fearing God and being afraid In
the dark.
It Is a good sign of sense ns well aa of
secrecy to keep to yourself the things you
do not know.
The troubles often Is that we listen to the
voice of conscience while yielding to tho
push of desire.
The enddest thing about the life that min
isters to no one la that It never knows
what It haa missed.
The man who haa a grudge against the
universe alwaya finds all the cactus
bunches there are In It.
Imaginary Ills quickly coma to constitute
something more substantial than an imag
inary hindrance. Chicago Tribune.
If you don't Tecelve what you want, It's
wise to forget It.
Bealdes lta other qualities, Chrlatmaa la
a sure enough give away.
Shipments of American alarm clocks to
Hong Kong renders certain the awakening
of China.
Esperanto has broken out In the aubways
of Boston. Train guarda defend themselves
with Blubs of Greek.
The Congressional Reoord takes lta place
among the select few publications which
believe they are funny enough without the
comlo supplement.
Chicago pickpockets have so systematlied
their operations that no two of them work
the same side of a block. Shoppers are
thus assured of a breathing spell between
Mexico's smelly oil well which tarnishes
metals sixty miles away and smothers peo-.
pis at short range, could give a packing
acenter a lead of fifty-nine miles and beat
It under the wire.
William Tell, Pocahontas, George Wash
ington's hatchet and Paul Revere are now
among the branded dreams of tradition. A
century hence some merry iconoclast may
arise and assert that George Lt Miller waa
not the father of Omaha.
The New York World Insists It is entiled
to active membership In the Ananias club,
but the Investigating committee report that
the Big Stick could not preserve harmony
with Laffan and Pulitzer in the same
bunch. The latter muat tarry In Jericho
and cultivate whiskers.
The sixtieth anniversary number of the
New York Independent, issued last week,
presents an impressive perspective of the
JournallsMo and literary giants of the period
covered by the life of the noted weekly.
The pictorial galaxy of editors and contrib
utors embraces many distinguished people,
whose names and marka are familiar.
From Henry Chanler Bowen, the founder
and editor down to Hamilton Holt, present
managing editor, tha roster ,of writers em
braces such names aa Leonard, Bacon,
Richard Salter Storra, Joshua Leavitt,
Henry Ward Beecher, Theodora Tllton, Ed-
The Form of It
There is no question about the pleasure of gift-giving
if only the perplexities could be removed.
This list will help in making up your list for the men
and boys of the lamily circle:
Gloves, Lounging
Neckwear, - Smoking
Pyj alias,
Bath Robes,
Suit Cases,
Sweater Coats,
Opera Hats,
Fancy Vests,
Our Pre-inventory Sale
will be continued Monday, Tuesday and "Wednesday. You
will still find a good assortment in your size. .
Suits and'Overcoats that sold from $18 to $25, now
$13. 7 S
Overcoats that sold from $30 to $45, nctw
2 3
Cor. 15th and Dough
Building, Omaha, Nebraska.
ward Eggleston, Wendell Fhllllpa Garrison,
Justin McCarthy, Washington Qladden,
Henry K. Carroll, George W. Albert on.
Maurk-a Thomson, Ilayard Tnylor, Bliss
Carmen, Edwin M. Miss, Henry W. Long,
fellow, Susan Hayea Ward and many
others of local distinction. The Independent
Is an epitome of the political, aoclal and re
llglous life of the country, a vehicle of
sound thought and Supporter of all that
makes for human betterment. Tho anni
versary number Is replete with historical
pictures and fao similes of letters ot noted
"Everybody kerps tellln us," complained
Tommy Tucker, "to buy our Christmas
presents early. Why don't somebody start
the fashion of ealin' the Chrlatmaa din
ners eurly ?" Chicago Tribune.
"Santa Claus brought me a little baby
ulster for Christinas," confides tha small
girl from next door.
"Ho did? That was flue!" answered tha
"Ves; an' It's th' only preaent me an'
Freddie got that papa han.it broken al
ready wlnilln' It up an aliowln' us how
It runs." (Judge.
ltrlggs Even divorce, nowadays, off or
no sure relief.
Griggs How ao?
Brlggs Why, In nine cases out of ten a
mnn is free to marry again." Brooklyn
"Is this Dr. Smith?"
"Well, this Is Mrs. Jones. T -wlah, you
would come over aa soon aa convenient;
my cuckoo clock haa a little throat
trouble. Harpers weekly.
"How many servants does Mrs, Htgbee
"Strange. She knows all about her nlgh
bors' affairs." Puck.
"Mrs. Skandell was telling me a story
today about that odious Mra. Galley, be
gan Mrs. Jigley.
"See here!" Interrupted "nor husband, "1 '
thought you hated gossip."
"Why-er-ao I do, but, of course, I can't
hnte it thoroughly until I know Just ex
actly what it is." Cathollo Standard and
"Are young men who stay late really as
objectionable as the funny men pretend?"
he Inquired.
"Not If their Intentions have been mada
known," answered she.
Then It was up to him. BoBton Herald.
Her TTushanfl What reason have you
for thinking Mrs. Black liberal In her re
ligious views?
His Wife Why, she contributed a raka
to a rival church affair. Chicago News.
. Baltimore American.
Wouldn't It be nice?
Jf children over all the land
Were quite submissive tu command
If little boys would never shout.
And little girls would never pout.
If pas and mas could always say,
"How very quiet 'tis today."
If children In condition prime
Were alwaya as at Christmas time,
Wouldn't It bo nice?
'Wouldn't It bo grand?
If young to old respectnil were.
If ago were held as something dear.
If parents and authority
Would in high estimation be.
If youngsters did not selves assert
In action plain. In language curt.
But were as mild In act and say,
As thev are this year's holiday,
Wouldn't it be grand?
Wouldn't it be great?
If angry tempers In control i
Were held by might of mind and soul
If on each life by passion swepfj
A rigid watch of will was kept.
If every little sister brother
Ne'er quarrelled, but dearly loved each
As when Christmas ttme waa near,
Wouldn't it be great?
Collar Bags,
Cuff Buttons,
Scarf Pins,
Fur Gloves,
Silk Hats,
. 7 43
& Company
R. S. Wilcox, Mgr. .7) )

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