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Remit by draft, express or postal order, payable to Th B Publishing Company, only t-cent Itimpi received In payment of mall accounts. Personal checke except on Omaha and eastern exchange not accepted. JANUART CIRCULATION. 45,826 tat ef Nebraska. County of Douglae. es: Dwlght Wllllsms, circulation manager of Th Be Publishing oompunv, being duly (iwom. ys (hat th average dally clr-v-nlatlon, lean spoiled, unused and returned reptes, for th month of January, mil. waa 46.M1 DWIOHT WILLIAMS. Circulation Manager, ubaertbed In my presence and aworn to before m tfala lt day of February, 1HL (Seal.) ROBEUT HUNTER. Notary Public. Sabeeriber leavia the elty pierartlr shoals The Be aalletl t taeaa. Addrtaa will be The Tammany bread line Is stretch ier, every day. Juarez continue! to rank high as a race track town. No speed limit on our Omaha Auto mobile show. It's a fast one. What's In a name? Mrs. Love Is suing for a divorce In Chicago. Anyway, eggs are getting down nearer to the "full dinner pall" every diy. Now it seems Champ Clark accl dently sprung a Tuesday's Joke on Friday. Now, come on trlth your plan for saving railroads $1,000,000 a day, Mr. Brandols. Russia and Japan evidently want to shampoo China, since It baa taken its own hair cut. i Strong coffee hereafter may be laid, , to the power of the monopoly, which controls the trde. ... It is said the railroads were sur prised at the rate case ruling. Yes, and it is safe to say, more than that. Kearney and Lincoln are now en gaged In a duel of words. Well, that lets Omaha out for a few moments. Art for art's sake Is Caruso's motto, but he does not allow It to prevent him accepting $3,000 a night for his art. Neither George Washington nor Abraham Lincoln were ever charged with having got there by the jackpot route. The man who is tired of gating at woman's feew-fangled dresses might get relief by taking In the burlesque shows. The hog may be, as reported, get ting poorer, but he Is also making some two-legged animals poorer buy ing him. The members of the house at Wash ington say they will waste no more time. They cannot waste more than six daya. Just to show that he does not be lieve in superstitious signs. Attorney Erbstetn has sued Qoverenor Deneen for $15,000. BaMBHBssaBBBVaHsaaBBSss Somehow Martin W. Littleton, who has entered the New York senatorial race, does not make a big hit with those who are opposing Tammany. Let your grief for Poor Lo be as suaged by the fact that a Pawnee chief came to Omaha the other day and hired a colored gentleman aa hla valet. If Governor Carey signs that prite fight bill Wyoming will be in a post tlon to compete with Nevada for the next public appearance of Mtstah Jack Johnson. That juror who undertook to Inter view the witnesses In a case he was to decide in our district court at least showed an unusual desire to get at the facts. Indiana la trying to amend its con stitution to make it fit present condi tions. We wish it luck, but cannot cite any encouraging experience of N braika aa an example. It Is to be hoped President-emeritus Kllot and the Harvard professor of economics will soon rorae to a definite uaderatandlng as to just how msny children esrh family should have. Coming ' events csst their shadows before. The appropriation bill Just reported for current experses for Ne braska during the next b'.ent.iur.i In cludes aa Item of ISOl) for presiden tial electors Weit'i Example in CM States. That the systematic campaign of development In the west has art a good example to the east and soiilh Is i evident in the fiequent alluvions to what we are doing by tne press cf those older sections. This we may count one of the rich by-products of oar efforts. Next to opening up to set tlement and cultivation the groat stretches of our own fertile fields nothing could be more desirable than that we get our neighbors back In the older states to develop some of therr latent resources. It does not detract from our movement In the least, but rather helps It, for enterprises to be set to work in the east and south to induce young men to take up land and cast their fortunes there. In the lan guage of a magnanimous sea captain, "There la honor (land and mcu) enough for allT The west is so big and great that it will take years and years for It to begin to fill up, but that doea not make It parsimonious or hesitant about ita future. Its future Is certain 'people are coming to the west simply be cause they will not be kept away. They need no encouragement from Horace Oreeleys to get them to come. They know that out here they find superior climate, soil and opportunities, and therefore they continue to come as fast as they can arrange to do so. And In the meantime it is highly desirable, for the good of the whole country, that states like Maryland, Delaware, New York, Virginia and others, east and south, do everything they can to infuse new blood Into their farm life. Let the growth and development proceed on an even, well-proportioned basis. Premature Alarm. Both Senator Hale and the Pacific coast critics of the proposed Japan treaty aeem to have had their fears allayed that this nation was about to thrust its head Into a lion's jaws by signing the proposed compact. Evi dently they were prematurely alarmed for the Instrument is purely for trale purposes and does not affect Immigra tion. It is to the credit of those who at tacked the proposition, however, thht they came so early to discover their error and subsided, so that It is pos sible to consider ( the treaty on its merits. If the president and the State de partment are satisfied to accept Japan's pledge to restrict its coolie emigrants and feel safe In promulgat ing a measure for commercial inter course that does not refer to immigra tion, then no state can have any real reason for fear. The administration has nothing to gain by attempting to foist upon the country, or any part of It, conditions created by treaty or other wise that would be unlust or grossly Te pugnant to the coast states. .The mat ter of Immigration baa to be taken care of, but not necessarily in a trade treaty. Senator Hale's objections were not based on any thought of immigration, but rather on that of-tariff relations. But he seems to have been entirely convinced that t,hia country la not put ting itself to disadvantage with Japan and therefore has withdrawn his obstruction to consideration of the treaty. The United States seems to re quire some revising of conditions regu lating its trade with Japan. The pro posal of a new treaty at this time ap parently comes quite as much from us as from Japan, It is possible to ob scure the central fact of .the whole transaction by imagining that this Is a scheme on the part of the foreign country to lure us Into a compact en tirely for our neighbor's benefit. The State department and the executive have no doubt looked out for and safe guarded the United States' Interests. Fear of Chinese Dismemberment. Advices from Peking Indicate a dis tinct plan by Russia and Japan to take full advantage of Chlna'a plague dis tress. They report that these two powers have mutually agreed for Japan to send a division of its troops Into southern Manchuria and Russia to send a corps of of Its military Into northern Msnchuria. Whether the report be authoritative or not, it seems to have wrought fear in China of an attempt at dismemberment. This fear Is strengthened by activities of the British and French on the' pretext that they must have forces on hand to protect their interests. Thus the situation becomes decid edly disturbing to China. The viceroy of Manchuria, according to a cable gram to the New York Herald, "Is greatly alarmed, and it is understood that he has given orders to the com manders of the Chinese forces in Man churia to hold their troops in readi ness for possible eventualities." These fears may all be unduly exaggerated, and yet It is quite possible that Russia and Japan have at least a tacit under standing that cannot be comforting to Chins. As to dismemberment, how ever, or any attempt at It, any nations entering Into the plan would have to figure with other world powers. That is the one thing against which the in fluence of the leading nations may be united, and it Is the basic principle of every peace measure made In late years respecting China. 1 China is in a fair way to become the theater cf spectacular events In the evolution of the orient, but before It Is partitioned other nations besides Japan and Russia, or even France and Britain, will have to be consulted. The United States and Germany will be apt to rafsx a voice in whatever is cione over there. No league iutu which Russia and Japan could enter for territorial conquest and that is their whole purpose would be likely to command quiescence, much less sp provsl. No Increase in Freight Bates. The decisions of the Interstate Commerce commission refusing to ap prove the schedules of Increased freight ratfs presented py the rail roads sre a momentous victory for the shipper' and the consumer. While they will doubtless cause 'wry faces and elicit dismal forebodings from railroad magnates and bond ayndicate promoters, these decisions will be hailed with Intense satisfaction by the general public that pays the freight. Public sstlsfaction will be the more marked because the combined rail roads of the country brought all possi ble pressure to bear on the commis sion, while the cause of those who might suffer from Increased rates bad to be pleaded by volunteers. A gen eral Increase of freight rates at thla time would unquestionably have tended to hold up, If not raise higher, the present high cost of living, which seems to have reached a turning point. The course of these rate cases bas reflected a peculiar change of base on the part of the railroads. When the roads filed the higher rate tariffs the common Impression waa that they were making a play to prevent the In terstate Commerce commission from reducing rates by setting up a claim that existing rates were noncompensa tory and left them-ln dire need of more revenue. When they began to present their side the railroad officials and their lawyers, If they were previ ously In doubt, actually persuaded themselves that they were in a condi tion requiring relief, and that they might win the commission over to that view If they could create a publlo sen timent to support It. From the read ing of the opinions handed down by Commissioners Prouty and Lane It would seem that the railroads over shot the mark, and that they merely proved that where the weaker roads were handicapped the big trunk lines were meeting the increased cost of operation and higher wages out of the revenue from increased traffic and continued to pay normal dividends and add to their surplus. To Increase rates to the point of giving the weak est road full returns on claimed In vestment would insure the strong roads extravagant profits, and the commission will not force the public to pay for the mistakes of Inefficiency of the railroad builders. Failure to put the new freight schedules over may be expected to re act somewhat on the stock market and the quotations of railway securi ties, but t.he prospect for development and the assurance of a steady volume of traffic should be too clear to let It operate as a serious setback. That Gentlemen'! Affair. Had Representative Mondell been the aggressor in his combat on the floor of the house with Delegate Wick ersham of Alaska we might assume that Wyoming was becoming a very belligerent state, since the legislature out there has but recently passed a bill legalizing prize fighting. But, ac cording to the veracious press dis patches on the Washington fight, Mr. Wickersham opened hostilities. "The big Alaskan's right arm shot out twice in the direction of the gentle man from Wyoming," but all the blows fell short. It would not have been a gentleman's affair had the blows not fallen short, Just the same as a French duel. The worst feature of these congressional fisticuffs has never been the amount of blood spilled. ' Not even te fierce encounter of the two South Carolina senators, McLaurln and Tillman, some yeara sgo, caused much spilling of blood. Statesmen's blood Is entirely too precious to be wasted. that way. In the meantime, while delegates from territories may not vote, Mr. Wicker sham has shown us that they have other rights, at least that they may usurp them. Aa a forcible argument for the measure under discussion, however, the set-to must have fluked. When Senator Burton of Kanaas was on trial before the senate Senator Bailey insisted that it waa not neces sary to prove the case, aa in a court of justice, beyond the peradventure of a doubt, for the burden of proof rested on Burton. He takes preclaely the opposite position In the case of Lo ri mer. But then look what a difference six years make. The decision of the Interstate Com merce commission refusing the appli cation of the railroads for increased rates will relieve the State Railway commission of the necessity of passing on similar demands for permission to raise Intrastate ratea, for which the state railway commissioners will doubtless be duly thankful. The city council has repented of Its unanimously adopted resolution d manding abolition of the Water board and rescinded Its action. On second thought the prospect of being loaded down with the tangled skein of litlga tion and Judgments woven by Water board mismanagement did not appear so attractive. American young men will do well to keep out of the trouble In Mexico, but Mexico may help Itself vastly by courteous treatment of those stage struck youths who tall Into lta hands. Vigorous protest should be entered against the bill to do away with mill itry staff appointments .by th gov ernor. There never were in Nebraska se msny expensive gold laced unl- forms, befitting the rank of colonel, waiting for remodeling to ault pur chaser, than there are right at this time, and If this hill passes the costly investment of the last squad of colonels will be a dead loss without hope of sslvage. According to the Lincoln Star there is a difference between a lawyer and a lobbyist. Being right on the ground under the shadow of the state house, the Star has ample opportunities to observe, and its conclusion ought to be received In the nature of expert testimony. That old democratic war horse, "Billy" Thompson, Is again a candi date for the high office of mayor of Grand Island. Now we know why he reconsidered the announcement of hie candidacy for the democratic nomina tion of United States senator last year. "The king of France and three hun dred men marched up the hill and then marched down again." The Omaha city council courageously and unanimously adopted a resolution to put the Water board out of business and then bravely rescinded It. Bemkardlas lleedlea tars. Boston Tranacrlpt. Too bad. but Mr. Ilobson'a lurid picture of th war with Japan falls to give him deserved martyrdom In the foreground. A Spectacle Worth Seeing. Boston Herald. If Mr. Roosevelt enter the pulpit, in ac cordance with Champ Clark's policy. It would b worth a long Journey to hear him preach from the text that bids him who Is smitten on th right cheek to turn th left. Fiction Outclassed. New. York World. Truth, Ilk murder, "will out" In time, but it Is rarely revealed under such dram atlo conditions as In the discovery of registered letters In aa old mall sack thirty years after their loss had caet unde served suspicion on a postofflc clerk. The moat fertile flctlonlst Imagination does not often Invent as ingenloua a device for the vindication of an sspersed character. Dorklnsr Absentee tonsressmen. Philadelphia Record. . Thar was a ttuie when consresemen wer docked their pay for every day they were absent from duty, and that Is still th theory. The suggestion haa been made once or twice recently that this rule should b enforced; but It has never scared the members much; they are almost a unit against anything so low and sordid and degrading to their high dignity s that. But as they get (7,500 a year and some extras, and are In session rather less than half of each year on an average. It does not seem entirely unreasonable to Impos aome penalty upon them when their absence stops th proceedings of the house, wastes publlo money and Imperils important legislation. THE "RBCALI.I." IN ACTION. Kovel Feat are of the Proposition Bt. fclblted In California. Pittsburg Dispatch. A curious Illustration of the recall Idea Is noted In California. John D. Works received th nomination for United States sonator at the primary election and was duly elected by the legislature In obedience to that expression of the popular will. Put since his election, although nominated ana elected by the progressive element, he has taken a stand In opposition to the suges tion of the more radical wing, who want the recall applied to the judiciary as well as legislative and administrative offices. This has Incensed soma of the recall advo cates, and one, a democrat, haa proposed that th legislature recall Works' election as senator because he Is not willing to swallow every panacea proposed by th "peopl." Of course, the suggestion Is lmpractlcabla as well aa preposterous. The legislature having elected Works cannot undo that act. But If It could this suggestion would mean that he was to be recalled, not for ony act as senator (he has not yet taken his seat, his term beginning March 4), but for an expression of opinion on a purely state Issue as a cltisen. If the recall is to be carried to the extent of attempting to make all men think alike on every question It Is not going to be long until it In turn Is recalled and relegated aa a aovornmental principle. Political Drift Nw Jersey threaten to send voting ma chine to th junk pile. As th days lengthen and th wind strengthens In congress, th hop of an nexing William Lorlmer to the staff of the Chicago Tribune grows aa feebly as a "lam duck" at th pi counter. Th Impersonal Introduction of Hinky Dink to th "most august aesemblag In the world" puts fame's beauteous wreath on the brow of Chicago's favorit states man and leaves Bathhouse John and his bucking Pegaaua on th back stretch. Colonel John T. MoQraw, an .unsuccess ful candidate for United States senator la Weat Virginia, reporta having spent S1S.1U.0I In th race. Th colonel haa the eourag of hla coin, but his discretion as an investor wobbled aa painfully aa bis run. Th damocratlo legislature of Indiana Is perfectly willing that th other political fellow ehould hook up with very legis lative fad In sight. None of It for th Hooaler democrat. Not even if O K'd at Fairview. With a Joyful shout a "recall" bill was sent to the rubbish heap last week. Flv of th seven aspirants for th nomi nation for mayor of Chicago on the re publican and democratic tlekets publicly admit having already spent a total of 163.00 la th primary campaign. Individual xpenaes range from iJO.OGO down to tS.OUO. And th pits I yet to be landed. The salary of Chicago's mayor la not daxxllng, but opportunity camps Inside the office door. Down In the Kansas stat capital, where everything la lovely when appropriations are nigh, th shocking discovery of poatag stamp graft has been made. Members of the house of representatlvea, by Juggling resolutions, voted themselves H5 worth of postage for th session, though only 1-3 wa Intended. A point of order sent screaming out of th chamber a resolution to cut out the loot. 8lx hundred students from Indiana schools watched the proceedings of th Indiana house of representatlvea on day laal week. Mor buslneas waa tranaacted In an orderly fashion that day than at say former stssioo. TusHe hundred young e ee, the windows of impressionable niinas, put the members on their good behavior, with satisfactory results all round. Watch fulness wet btanketa horseplay. In Other Land3 IS Z.lfht e T- I Traa plrla.t aat th STsai aa rr sratio f the Bans. American residents of Japan tske a Bsrloua view of the rumors of war alarms dllikently spread In th United State on or about the time r.aval appropriation hill are tinder consideration by congress. They are, unable to see at long range the Joker in the outburst of the Hobeons and the Shuws and other boosters of armor plat, and their Indlxnattun at the sinister re flections on the Japanese government Is entirely Justified. At a public meeting In ToWo January 30. addressed by th American ambassador, resolutions wer adopted expressing confidence, based on personal knowledge, In "the friendly snd cordial sentiments" entertained by Japan "toward th government and people of the United Btales," and that "there never hat been and Is not now any feeling other than one of confidence and gratitude." The concluding declaration reads: "We be lieve, upon evidence which cannot be doubted, that thai I not to be found In the Japanese empire any wish or thought other than to maintain th most friendly and cordial relations with th republic of the United States, and that any representa tions to the contrary, wherever emanating and from whatever cause proceeding, sre baseless calumnies which, If uncontradicted, can only result In vast material losses to the people of both governments and In creating aa unhappy prejudice between them." Russia appears unable to ris the no tion that biKness is greatness and therefor invincible., despite the fact that Japan punc tured the bubble a few years ago. The bear has Improved In shrewdness, however, snd carefully examined the gam before extend ing the grabbing paw. Finland Is a recent mouthful. Fearing China would awaken too rapidly and beoom a fighting power, the hungry animal, taking advantage of th government's energies centered on the re lief of the plague-stricken, seeks to extend It grip on a slice of Chlrese territory. Th present quarrel has to do particularly with the status of the province of III, in Chinese Turkestan, and has reached its acute stage because the treaty of 1SS1 la about to ex pire, and because differences have arisen between Peking and St. Petersburg over Its renewal. The territory In question was long occupied by Russian troops, after their entrance to put down an Insurrection with which the Chinese were powerless to cope. As has happened before in Chines history, it was easier to secure foreign Intervention than to get rid of It, and It required all the persistence and patience of Chinese diplomacy before Russia would agree to even that measure of evacuation brought about by the treaty of ISM. The report of the British registrar for 1910 shows a total of 666 trade unions In Great Britain, of which 638 furnished re turns. The total membership of thes SDH unions was 1.S67.904. Their Income amounted to $15,212,106, and their expenditure to 115,- 79.1, 410. The balance of funds at the end of the year was $29,431,880. These figures show decreases of IS. 334 In membership, 11,287,600 In lnoome, and $2,829,840 In expenditure com pared with the previous year. Next to Lancashire, London ha th largest num ber of trade unions In the country. It also possesses the oldest trad union In exist ence, Jhat of the United Society of Brush makers, which has a membership of 1.I7D, an Income of 135,246 for th last statistical year and a continuous record of 164 years. The old tribal system of South Africa is being killed by th native's contact with th whit man's way of life. On of th strongest proofs of this, th British hv found. Is the Increasing desire of th na tives for an education. Titer wer SO. 000 native children being educated In 1894, and 170,000 in 1909. The difficulties have been to secure competent native teachers and to provide accommodations for pupils desiring a higher education, as the native at' ex cluded from schools and colleges for whites. The London Daily Kiwi says that the re sult has been that there are practically no competent native teachers, and "th picked native brains go abroad for their training, chiefly to the United States, where they often acquire a point of view not too friendly to the white ruler of South A fries." Th statistical office In Rome haa pub lished figures of the cost of th Italian civil service between 1881 and 1910. During that period the number of persons employed by th state, "not Including the new depart ments of the railways and the telephones, has risen from 98.000 to over 146,000, and th expenditure has advanced from nearly $35, 000,000 to over fij.000,000. with an increase of more than 48,000 employes and more than $30,000,000 in money, of which nearly $15,000,- 000 Is due to Increase of salaries. Including the cost of th employes of th railways and telephones, th Incomes of th servants of th stat amounted in July, 1910, to nearly $96,000,090 for about 260.000 employes, while, Including $17,600,000 spent for pen sions, and the wage of casual and super numerary workers, th total burden on th stat was more than $136,000,000. This Is an averag of S7.M per week for each. There are only 101 persons on th civil list whose salaries exceed $2,000 a year. The FYench government bill for the certi fication and protection against all counter feits of th champagne veritably manufac tured In the true champagne district Is be fore th chamber, and expected to become law. Sine It 1 practically Impossible to adulterate champagne win when one It has been bottled. It Is considered sufficient to superintend and to Isolat th genuine product from th moment that It oomes from th vineyard until It is put Into bot tles. In order to effect this purpose, a sys tem ef stat control Is to b Instituted for the transport of the wine from the presses of the grower to th cellars of the manu facturers, and the tatter ar to be bound to store all "alien" wine In cellars which ar to remain separata and distinct from th champagne cellars. A tax of I centimes a bottle, payabl by th manufacturer, Is to be Imposed In ordsr to eovr th cost of tat control. Aeroplanes for the Army. Philadelphia Ledger. With th preliminary appropriation of $36,000 carried In the erny bill th War department will soon buy several aero planes. Although formal specifications have not been Issued. General Allen, chief signal offioer, ha already asked prices for machines. The president la reported to b In favor of equipping th army with thla aid to th signal corps, but he pra ter to move prudently, profiting by the experience of other nation. Th flying machine ha great variety and has been employed m many spectacular perform ance. Th relative efficiency of th sev eral make Is yet to b determined. raw of Hi mor Befaa. Chicago Record Herald. If Canada misunderstands th veiled satire of Champ Clark and Imagines he I seriously susactins annexation, that la ' only another evidence that Canada can't be 1 annexed, lta sense of humor Is still that 'of Erigltsh Insular!! iiiJ The manufacturers of Royal Bak ing Powder have always declined to produce a cheap baking powder at the sacrifice of quality. Royal Baking Powder is made from pure rape cream of tartar, and is the embodiment of all the excellence possible to be attained in the high est class baking powder. Royal Baking Powder costs only a fair price, and is more economical at its price than any other leavening agent, because of the superlative quality and absolute wholesomeness of the food it makes. Mil hire made w Irni taboo of baling powders, but conUinng alum, are frequently distributed from door lo door, or given away in grocery stores. Such mixtures are dangerous to use in food. In England, France, Germany and some sections of the United States their sale is prohibited by law. Ahua it a dangerous mineral acid, and all physkians condemn baking powder containing it. Th0 Imbml of ttlunt baking towttarm mimt mhow th ingrottl&nttm KAB SOBS AJTD SLA 113 FOR L0RIMES. Chicago News: Irrespective ef the sen ate's Lorlmer verdict th members of that body ahould be elected directly by th peo ple without any disreputable deadlocking of stat legislatures. St. Louis Times: Th mere fact that Lorlmer .cannot be touched by the law Is but a reed for him to employ as a support. H has not come before th body of sena tors with a clesn fac and a good be havior certificate, and he should be lent back home. Th. senate may accept Lorl mer; but Illinois and th country repudiates him. . Houston, (Tex.) Post: Considering where he halls from, w cannot believe vary strongly In Lorlmer's epctlsss chastity, but as a matter of law we bellev he Is en titled to his scat, and as a matter of es tablishing a dangerous precedent w. be lieve It would be impolite to unseat him. Senator Ballsy Is as right as he Is courag eous In hi battl to confirm Lorlmer. But, personally. It Lorlmer ever approaches' our neighborhood w shall light a smudge. Washington Times: Let that prediction b marked and recorded. The public may not be abl to follow th mathematical computations or th delicate legal distinc tions of Senator Bailey, but It know what It wants, and a surely as Lorlmer shall be given new tltl to his seat, so surely will an outraged publlo sentiment protest the men who havs mad his victory possible. That Is why. In a broad, philosophical view It la possible to find much consolation In the thought of Lorlmer winning. Lorl mer would Indeed stay with us, but about ten of his supporters would be lost, and that would be aorn consolation. TAJPPE8Q THE FUNOTfBONE. "Yonder is an early robin. See his red breast ?' "Yes; and It gave ni quite a start at first. I thought th Intelligent bird was wearing a chest protector." Louisville Courier-Journal. First Pupil I saw Prof. Mint do a shock ing thing thla morning. Chorua of Pupils lo tJ us what it was? first Pupil II triad a new galvanic battery. Hal tlmor American. "So you think that Baron Fucash la likely to propose to me'." said the beau teous hatreea. "Tea," replied gtra. Cumrox, "I think trier I a probability. You ae. hla credi tor ar pressing him and he's got to pro pose to somebody." Washington Star. ''You are the first editor to whom I have submitted my verses," said the poet with a flattering smile. "Far b U from me to aggrandize to my self th sol pleasure of perusing them,' February Clearance Sale To stltBolate the February business, we have marked our entire slock of winter clothing at such low prices for dependable inerrlian diae tht you cannot afford to miss ttie opportunity of buying n suit or overcoat, even If you do not need It at present you cast afford to buy for next season. Suit and Overcoats that were $15 are now .$12.50 Suits and Overcoats that were $18 are now .$14.00 Suits and Overcoats that were $20 are now. ; ..... .$16.50 Suits and Overcoats that were $25 are now ..$20.00 Suits and Overcoats that were $30 are now $25.00 Suits and Overcoats that were $35 are now. $28.00 Suits end Overcoats that were $40 are now .$32.50 Boys' and Children's Suits and Overcoats and Men's Trousers are also marked at liberal discounts. BrovningCing & Cq M7 CLOTHING, FIFTEENTH 'The Store of the Town" R. B. WILCOX, Mgr. TNE IABU replied the editor ss ha handed the manu script back. Cleveland IMalu-Dealei . "What's thst man's name'.'" srkM tlie! Curious person. i non i snow nis nsme. return imp hh cycle policeman. "It's enoush to learnj fr"iip a .u III IMVi'l ir lluilllirin ntllll'iti l"'lti-l vi ma inn men i in n a i"ii r-ii "Ada wore two sunbursts-" "Yes 7" "And three or four moonstones" ! "Yes7" "So she was easily the atar of th party.' Baltimore American. j "Walter!" called a diner at a )lal club, "come here at once." Here'a a hook-and-e in this salad!" i "Yeaseh, yesseh," said the waiter, giin- nlng broadly. "Dat's a paht of de dressing. I sell!" Cleveland Plain I'ealer. BYE AND BYE. Oh, don't complain of summer day That come In Kebruarv, Just take th weather as It coins' And one and ell be merry: Just get a fan, and like a man Kefuae to wall and sigh And don't forget to order coal 'Twill be winter bye and bye. ' Oh let the little shootlets shoot. And let the budlets bud. And let the gentle rains desceml - And don't deplore the mud; Oh let the old hens sing and lav- But lay a few eags high-. At leant I would If 1 were you- 'Twill be winter bye and bye. I Go order up some flimsy gear And have your ncks cut low, And don your lightweight Inner shell When llglt the breeses blow; Put on that nobby lightweight coat. The groundhog dare defy But don't forget where you put your furt 'Twill be winter bye and bye. Omaha. -BAYOLK NE TRKLB. ohaha's mwest motbu HOTEL SAN FORD 191ft da, FARNAM STREETS A HOMElWR HOTEL- CStTIIAHJiaNT OR aXAIDSKYIAl, ou ssts AsaALi mi io THoat StaKINO ACCOMMODATIOH4 AT UAjONABLB SPATES " ' " AMERICAN PLAN StATa- ex oo t os. so reft bay WITH PRIVATE ATH eZJO S3.00 WLtHLY u.oo to eia.oo FURNISHINGS AND HATS, amo DOUGLAS STREETS, OMAHA. 9 ,i',rr1'. L JiJ I i v ! y 1 i