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NO LAUNDRIES IN CHINA.
Bailor Ponders Over What to Him li
"It's the funniest thing to me," said
wi old sea captain who foi ma tor year
M in the China trado, as he settled
Mnself comfortably hark In bis chair
ad blew a few rings of omoko Into
the air, "that nine out of every ten
Chinamen who come to this country
open laundries and engage In a busi
ness which does not e:.lrt 'n thcli
"As ovcryono known, the Chinese
at homo wear soft cotton nnd woolen
garments, according to the season, and
thero Is not a pound of starch In nil
China. Stldly starched clothes aro
unknown, nnd the Chlroe nen do not
do the washing, as tltey do in this
country. Neither Is there anv regular
laundry In the Flower) Kiflom.
Thereforo It Is more than twilnp
strange that Chinamen should nil comb
to America to engage lit a Undo so
foreign to their home Industries."
HAD HIS LEGSON LEARNED
Pupil In Mr. Rockefeller's Sunday
School Qave Co:d Answer.
John D. Hockofellcr, Jr., as Is well
known, Is an ardent Sunday School
worker and superintends a gathering
of youngsters every Sunday. Ms ex
perJcnceR are not unlike those of oth
er religious workers and tho answers
to some of his querlos aro amusing.
In fact, ono answer was embarrassing
father than amusing.
Ho desired to encourage the mora
bcrs of his clnss to commit to memory
cortain bible verses. Bomotlmcs tho
teacher would quoto a portion of the
sentence, halt, and almost Involun
tarily tho student would complcto It
"Tho earth Is tho Lord's?" sug
gested the teacher.
Tho boy could not continue.,
"And tho fullness thero " en
couraged Mr. Rockefeller.
"Belongs to tho Standard Oil com
pany," ndded tho pupl
Kept Given Name "ccret
Col. A. W. Shaffer, c ; stmastcr of
Raleigh, N. C, and a man of promt
nenco throughout tho state, lived for
thlrty-flvo years in Rale:- . n:.d was a
resident of that plnco at tho time of
hjs death last week, lluf vo one thero
or elsewhere, not even h-s wife. ! now
his given name. Wl.m Col. Si -fer
wns appointed poBtmnster by Pc3l
dent Harrison It was Ftippo'cJ, of
course, that ho would give hla full
namo when subscribing to tho oath of
office, this being required by tho gov
ernment. Tho colone', however, re
fused to do bo and It wns onl; ntter
considorablo correspondence that ho
was permitted to assume tho office.
No ono knows why ho war- so secret
tvo about tho matter.
Negroes Will Reign Supreme.
AriAmerlcan paradise for the negro
la sonn to bo established on Loiig Is
land. It will bo known as Beulah
land, and tho design Is to populato the
colony with negroes from tho Vir
ginias, Pennsylvania and tho Bouthera
states. The object Is to have a co
operatlvo colored colony. Tho colored
man Is to rulo everything. Three
hundred colored men and women will
come from Georgia and North Carolina
within a month. They will be estnb
llshed In portnblo houses capable of
accommodating five persona and cost
Ing $125 onch. Negroes will own and
operate the factories, electric road9
electric light, gas and water plants.
Georgo Seton, a London writor, has
published a budget of anecdotes, ono
of which tells of a fashionable wom
an who appeared beforo Pope Leo In
a very low-necked dress. His Holl
ness disapproved of Uio costume so
Btrongly that ho sent a cardinal to re
monstrate with tho wearer. Tho
messenger mado this rather ambigu
ous explanation: "Tho Pope, my deat
madam, Is rather old-fashioned, you
know, and dislikes seeing any lady In
evening dress. I, on tho other hand,
who havo spent six years of my llfo
as a missionary among the cannibals,
am quite used to It."
Where Feathers Come From.
Tho beautifully colored feathers on,
sees In tho shops como from China,
Japan, and tho Islands ot tho Pacific
South soas. India, Africa nnd South
America send a groat quantity of par
adtse birds, borons, cockatoos ai.d par
rots, although most panots' 81:1ns
como from China, where the email,
green parrot is so common as to bo al
most a post. The- Iridebcent Implon
and tho little merlo como from South
America. White pigeons from Japan
tako tho place of the gull, now p-n set
cd on American shores.
A Good Suggestion.
Beerbohm Tree, the London actor,
haB a daughter, Viola, who shows
strong artibttc tendencies, thoi-gh sho
does not wish to enter tne pr fosslon
In which her parents have i eon so
long prominent. When quitu a little
girl she begged her father to get her
a pony. "But, my dear," said he, ''a
pony costs a lot of money." Little
Viola considered a moment and then
said: "Well, why don't you act better
and then you would gel raoro money."
Her Words Came True.
Senator Prltchard of North Caro
lina, telling how healthy his section
of the 3tat& Is, remarked: "A moun
taineer, aged ninety-two, and his wlfo.
aged ninety, wero returning from the
funeral of their oldest child, who had
died at tho age of seventy-one. Thoy
wore both deeply grieved. Ab thoy
wore discussing their loss tho wife
"I always told you, John, that w
Tvould never raiee that child.'"
3ILOIMNU8 WITH WHITE FEET.
?hystclan Claims They Promote Cats
and Will Cure Ills,
A physician In a published Inter
lew, gays the Indianapolis Journal,
irgcs that the wearlrg of stockings
fflth white feet will do more to pro
mote cas in wall Irp nrd relieve fool
Ills than nnythlrg else to ht suggest
ed. Socks or po"''lrn of cotton or
lisle thread In back Mrd the feet and
make them swell, h- nvg, no matter
how fine nnd op"n thev may be. The
black dyo with tho hnrd t'ircad of tho
Mslo variety Is a combiratlon that la
particularly torturing to tho feet
Thin, unbleached hnlbrleran ho ree
)mmonds. Preferably the whole sock
ir stocking may bo white. Hit at least
ho foot should be. A further caution
b ndded thai now cotton hop. f-j well
as all now cotton under- -ints,
should bo washed bofore Ir vorn,
to take out the sizing used by manu
facturers. MANY OFFERS OF MARRIAGE.
Twenty-two Thousand Elack Maidens
for Paul du Challlu.
M. Paul du Challlu, tho African ex
plorer, Is In ht. Petersburg to study
Russian life and Jntends remaining
In tho country somo years with a viow
of eventually describing his experi
ences In a book. Ho was honored
with nn audlenco of tho czar, who ac
cepted fifteen volumes of his various
vorks of travol.
Lecturing in tho hall of tho British
American church, beforo nn audlcnca
of members of tho English colony
hero, M. du Chnll'u related that dur
ing hlB sojourn In West Africa ho re
ceived about '2.000 oilers of marriage,
On a slnglt day ho was offered 753
brides by some black king. Ho got
out of tho dlfllci'lty by tellng tho king
that If ho married ono the remaining
762 would be Jealous. His Majesty
ngreed with him nnd Invited htm to
vnarry all of them.
Tibet's Mysterious City.
Snrat Chandra Dns, a Inrned native
of India, who visited LI r a, capital of
Tibet, in 1882, thus describes that
mysterious and forbidden city: "Tho
wholo city stood dlspln 1 s"fjro ub
at tho nd of an nvenui ot gnarled
trees, tho rays of tho setting sun fall
ing on Its glided domes. It wns a
superb sight, tho like of which I hnvo
never seen. On our lc': wns Potaln,
rith its lofty buildings and gilt roofs;
eforo us, surrounded a green
oendow, lay the town, wn.ii Its tower
Ike, whitewashed houses and Chlneso
lulldlngs with roofs of blue rlnzod
lies. Long festoons of Irscribed and
nlnted rngB hung from one building
!o tho other waving in the breeze."
Actress Murdered by Lovor.
Tho celebrated Russian prima don
la, Theodore Eumovn, was recently
murdered on tho stage at Kaluga, In
Russia, by a rejected lover, Count
Paul Krornervic. The assassin had
peBtorod tho actress with his atten
tions for many weeks, having follow
ed her from town to town, and al
ways being repulsed. Ono night at
Kaluga ho took a box In tho theater,
and when tho prima donna was sing
ing a lovo sing, shot her through tho
heart She fell dead beforo hor hor
rified audience. Tho murderer, who
is only eighteen years old, haB been
arrested. The dead artist was thirty,
and had amassed n largo fortune.
Snake in arls Cab.
While a lady was seated In a cab
In tho Ternes quarter or Paris tho
other day she suddenly gave utterance
to a succession of piercing shrieks.
Tho cnbman Immediately stopped and
inquired what was tho matter. Tho
lady, who was extremely pale, Jumped
out of tho cab and pointed to where
an enormouB boa constrictor reared
its ugly head from beneath the seat.
Tho cabman took the reptile to tho
commissioner of police, nnd Investiga
tion showed that It had been left in
tho vohlclo by the proprietor of a me
nagerie who had hlrec the cab earlier
in the morning.
Brave Engineer Saves Lives.
Twenty-four Lancashire miners owe
their lives to an engineer's gallant de
rotlon to duty whllo In the throes ot
loath. Tho men wero being lowered
down tho Tyldesley ccnl pit tho othor
day, when the engin?or, Scott, was
seized with sudden dizziness. Ills
wholo thought, however, was for the
safety of tho men in the descending
cage. By a supreme effort he applied
tho brako and stopped tho englno,
thus saving tho men from .bs ..g
dashed to tho bottom of the shall.
This accomplished ho fell back and
died In a few minutes.
Women at Potter's Wheel.
Tho newest outlet for woman's en
ergy Is iottery making, enys tho
Brooklyn Eagle. Tho famous Rock
wood works wero started by a wo
man, and many women aro now turn
ing their attention to tho possibili
ties of the wheel, combined with deft
fingers and delicate fancy, In the
manipulation and designing of day.
All over tho country women aro be
coming interested in pottery making.
Classes aro being formed and find
enthusiastic students ready to Join
Twain Wanted Everything.
A friond onco wrote to Mark Twain
asking his opinion on a certain mat
tor and received no reply. He waited
a few days and then wroto again. His
second letter was also ignored. Final
ly he sent a third noto, Inclosing a
sheet of paper and a 2-cent stamp. By
return post ho received a post card on
which was tho following: "Paper and
stamp rccclred. Please tend envelope."
Color Was All RlQht
The elder Dumas onco was weartaa
the ribbon of a certain order, having
recently boon made a commandant,
and an envious rrlend remarked upon
IL "My dear fellow" he said, "that
cordon is a wretched color. One
would think it wnr. yrur woolen vest
that was showing " "Oh. no, my dear
d'B ," replied Damns with a smile,
you'ro mtatnken It's not a bad
color; It is exact!) thp shade of the
sour grapes in the fablt
Myatery Cleared -'
A slnam trawler on the
Scotland, has broug'at un t
of a horse and a carriage i.
Their recovery explains
penrance 10 years ago of a
roachman. Ho went to meft
l :o do?
tor one wild night, and waa revor
heard of again. At tho tlm the bo
lief was that ho had be enfi.ilfed in
the river and carried Into tho Qare
Export of Rabbit Skins.
Not everyone knows 6f tho enor
mous trade between England and the
United States In rabMt skins. Over
1,000,000 were dealt with by ono Bir
mingham dealer last year. Tho skins
ar-1 first sent to tho Continent, whero
the long hairs aro extracted by hand,
tho skins being subsequently pre
pared for tho making of hats.
Rarity Among Women.
There may bo somo husbands who
will be filled with envy when they read
that tho deep melnncholy in which the
czarina Is said to bo leads her to pre
serve silence for long periods even In
tho presence of guests. Certainly her
alleged mania might tako n more
acuto and objectionable form.
Ireland's School Census.
Tho commissioners of National Edu
cation in Ireland, 1 i their report which
was Issued recently stnto that d"-lng
tho pnst year they had provided places
for 837,408 pupils. To number in
average attendance, vTlilch In 1900
was 478,224, showed his- year an In
crease of 3,807.
A Bridegroom's Gift.
Cameos are arxin com "g Into fash
ion, and somo b-vrt Ti.t th "gs In L.
lino have Just I'd sceu In a Fronts'
bride's "corboilie." Thj bridegrr
gavo his future wife a cameo fcrrvfc.u
each cameo heing a life-like pvoflle r
the hrUe'u father, mother, broth
Superstition About Ccts.
Scotch peasants believe tnat a cat
scraping 1b a sign that some beast
horse, co'v, pig or dog will bo found
dead on the farm before long. A cat
washing Us face poi tends rain next
day; turrir.g its back to tho firo por
tends storms and rains.
King Lewanlka created somo con
sternotlon among his subjects when
ho arrived at Lllalu, the Barotseland
capital, wearing a silk hat, frock coat
suit, kid gloves, patent leather boots
and carrying a walking stick and an
Prof. Dolbear's Career.
Prof. A. E. Dolbear of Tufts col
lego has Just celebrate 1 his sixty-fifth
birthday. For over twenty- 'ght
years ho has been a professor at
Tufts. i'e was born In the same
hoii80 in which Benedict Arnold vn
Irvlng's Fondness for Tea.
Sir Henry Irving has a weakness lor
tea. Ho likes to brow it hlmsolt, and
never travels any long distance with
out taking a full tea equipment with
him. Sir Henry's favorito brand 13 an
expensive China tea. '
A Young Biblical Student.
One day my little brother Wlllar I
was asked how ma"" apostles thero
wero, and ho lepll , "Eleven." On
being corrected, he said: "No, there
wnsn't twelve, 'causo Judas rt gnod "
Runs Throuc Natural T
Tho railway n i urlstol, '
Big Stone Gap, Va., is the .
which runs through a natural
This tunnel is 930 feet loug, a:
been formed by a rlvor known
Statue of Sh'rldari Completed.
Auc'i St. ..udons has complot
ed his r .insti'a statue of Gen. Phil
Sheridan at West Lobanon, N. H.
It is ready for shipment to Now York,
where It will be erected.
Wanted It, Anyway.
Gerald As it is to be a secret en
gagement, it would noi be wlso for
mo to give you a ring at present. Ger
nldine Oh, but I could wear it on the
wrong hand, Judge.
Probably It Isn't true that Plerpont
Morgan wants 'the earth. It may be
that ho only cravos tho fullness there
of. Philadelphia Inquirer.
Has Served " 'N-Five Yea-.
Albert von i has I ro
fessor ot an j Uu! - oi
Wurzburg, tSui or the , r
Mors r '.idicir."
A patont merit- - trust
est thing in "nuTtoer" mm-
the public 4s asked to sw'nlh .,
Mlll'ons of Buttons Used.
The world uses about ?1G,200,0W
worth of button yearly.
Yellowstone Bears Are Tarn.
Numbers of bears congregate
round the dump back of the Canyon
hotel In the grand canyon of the Yel
lowstone. They nre - iabahed at the
presence of pec pie t.nd are fairly
tame, although the retreat when any
ene offers to handln them. Ono bca
carried a tin can from tho dump od
his foot for ever two months. Ther
re probably thotunnds of hears In
Yellowstone park, as tho covei nmont
Kaiser Is a Mighty lljnter.
The German emperor 1ms Just cole
brnted the thirtieth nnnlvcisary of hla
enreer a3 a sportsman. Germany being
the classic land of Btatlftlcn, It is
scarcely surprising that an cact rec
ord should have been kept oi bin ma
jesty's "bags." It is anrouuc 1 on
the baBla of official figures, thnt Inco
So started shooting and tiu iting tnlrty
years ago the emperor has accounted
for no less than 44,443 head of game
Imitation From Ces.d Man.
A resident of 'Walinr. natow, Essex,
England, had ratliet a 'jnd shock the
other evening. Ho molved a letter
the address of v. Men was In the
handwriting of a friend who had been
dead six months. Upon opening the.
missive he found it to bo an invita
tion to lunch. Tho letter had been
nearly a Year In transit.
The world's arbitration tribunal,
which lias Just settled a dispute be
tween the United States and Mexico,
has another question to arbitrate, this
time between Japan and England, Ger
many and France, over tho rights of
foreigners to hold property In Japan.
It's arbitration t..e world over.
Last Shakcspears Descendant.
A memorial stone, commomoratlve
of Shakespeare's granddaughter,
Elizabeth Barnard, wife of Sir John
Barnard, has recently been placed in
the church at Abingdcn. Berkshire,
where she was buried, cho was the
last direct descendant of t.io poet. Her
death occurred in 16C9.
Possibility of r ,-a-.
On one occasion oualrc
highly of Hallor ard t e.
he was very magna: u .
as Haller had spoken iu i ai; t. o con
trary way of him. "Peihaps, ' re
marked Voltaire, reflectively, and aft
er a pause, "perhaps, we are both
Where He Slept.
Hoax Sunday's such a slow day.
Why, I was lu bed and asleep by 5
o'clock last Sunday night. Jcax
Huh! I was asleep at 7:45. "Come off I
You never went to bed that early."
"Oh, uo; but I was in chuich at that
time." Philadelphia Record.
Much Campaign Literature.
Postmater Hubbard of Boston fur
nlshs good evidence that the recent
poll'lcal campaign aroused consider
able Interest In Massachusetts. Near
ly twlco as much campaign literature
was handled as was ever beforo
known In his office.
Ho Meant Well.
"This bell," said a w-oii-meanlng sex
ton when showing .he belfry of an in
teresting village church to a party of
visitors, "is only sung .n ea.o of a
fire, a flcod, a vU. from the lord
bishop of the diocese, or any such
Possibilities in Advertising.
The man who thinks satisfactory
ads can be dashed off lu a few min
utes at any time thereby proves that
he has no comprehension of the im
mense possibilities of good advertis
ing. Advertising Experience.
Taking No Chances.
Clerk I'm sorry, sir, but I can not
sell you morphine. Homely Customer
Why, do I look like a man who
would kill himself? Cleric 1 don't
know, but If I looked like you I
Bhould be tempted.
Old London Bridge.
Old London bridge took the record
time of thirty-three years to build. It
was begun In 1170 and not completed
till 1200. Tho present bridge was be
gun In 1P24 and finished in 1831. It
Want Chamberlain in Australia.
Mr. Barton, tho premier of the Aus
tiallan commonwealth, will Invito Mr.
Chnmbeflaln, the colonial secretary,
who Is on his way to South Africa on
a visit, to extend his tour to Australia.
Work of English Painter.
C. Rlcketts Is an English painter
who Is following tho lend of Bocklln
nd Franz Stuck In painting centaurs.
He indulges in Biblical as well as
Ancient Coin Found.
A allner penny minted at Bristol in
tne reign of Edward I. has Just been
anear'hed in that city during some ex
cavations for a new water main.
Remedy for Whooping Cough.
Baked mouse, it Is alleged, is still
-onsldorod a good remedy for whopp
ing cough In some parts of Yorkshire,
Leg Race on Stilts.
Tho longest race ever ruu on stilts
tcok place from Bordonux to BlnTita
lu IS',13. The distance is 303 miles.
Saloons Are Plentiful.
Lynn, Norfolk, Englaud, has one sa
loon for over' hunc'reJ Inhabitant
FLOUR and FEED
W1IOLK8AI.K AND HKTA1L
Celebrated Ravenna Flour
At Pllkington's old
stand, 'phone No. 71.
For a Full
That Can't be Real
"JoXY5 OT 3ax
A. D. RODGERS.
;; Alliance Candy do. J
ries both wholesale and ru
tail. We ask the public to
inspect our goods. You will
find them tip top.
But you don't have
to show me where
to buy my . . .
l'"or Graham keeps the best of
and I'm now on my way to
Grocery in Whitfields old
stand, where he just moved.
Flour i Feed.
Is Our Leader. Try It...,
WTST sun: MAIN
Kotal, Hioni.A!Dna-Alllftnco Castle No.
43 meet very second anil fourth Thursday
evening In W. O. W. Hall. VlMtlng Clansmen
eorUinllv invited. , ,
E. P. WoonB, C. W. Jctmm,
Scc'jr. I P
OrricE PnoNE 180. KEsmr.KCEPnoNi-SOk
R. C. NOLEMAN,
Booms 1, 2 and 3, First National bunk build J
ing, Alliance, Neb. Notnry in office.
Olllco Op-stairs Over Postonlce
SMITH ! TDTTI.E. IUA E. TASII.
TUTTLE & TASH,
North Alain St., - ALLIANCE. NEU.
L. A. BERRY,
Calls answered from ofllco day or night.
Telephone No. S.
onieo in Lockuood ALLIANCE. NEIL
Ualldlng f -
Telephone No. 379.
DR. G. W. COLLINS
Thirty jeurs experience. Discuses ot
women :iml children nnd non-surgical re
moval of gall stones nnd curof apendlcl
Offlco first door west of O'Connor's b.ikory.
'Plionudnynr night, 110.
II. II. IIFM.WOOI). M. II. - W. 8. I1ELI.WOOD. M. D.
Bellwood & Bellwood,
Moisten Untitling, - ALLIANCE. NEB.
L. W. BOWMAN,
Olllco In I'lrM. National Hunk block. Alli
OIllcu two blocks north of Times building,
Hours, 8 to 12 a. in.. 1 :10 to 5 p. ra.
Is prepared to treat any and all
diseases known to the horse
and cow. Special attention to
dentistry. All work guaranteed
liarn North of Palace Livery. Tho 101
REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.
ORDERS CALLED POR AND DELIVERED
A. D. NEW,
Sales cried In this and adjoining' counties by
the. duy or commission. Hlxteeh years ex
perience. Hatlsfaetlou guaranteed. Con
tracts can bo ninclu at The IIkhai.d o(llce
where references to Alliance citizens will
F. M. WALLACE
Moving Household Furniture
and Trunks a specialty . .
Phone No, i Young's grocery, Alliance
:: Undertaking and .
:: Embalming- Company.
Calls snsucrcd promptly day or night.
Residence phone 269.
1 hum Kir
UllUl ( J
Turning and Scroll
Work and all
Kinds of Shop
GEO. Q. GADSBY,
Rrlok shop West of AlllHncn National
Hank Alliance, fen..
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