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ASKING SMALL FAVOR.
"Papa, mamma says that If you're
too lazy to do anything else, will you
please sit near the clothes closet and
blow the smoke In, so as to kill tho
Couldn't Convince the Judge.
"I have heard of the soul kiss ami
kisses of other kinds, but I never heard
of a man biting his wife as an evidence
of his affection for her," remarked Jus
tice O'Neill of Baltimore, Md., when
Ceorge Phoebus, aged 27. of East Bal
timore street, endeavored to explain
the biting of his wife, for which of
fense she had him arrested. Mrs.
Phoebus said her husband deliberate
ly bit her on the cheok, aad, though
tho pain was excruciating, he said that
it was a "love bite." The Justice fined
him Ave dollars and gave him ten days
The fiance of a Louisville girl has
been spending the winter in Florida
In connection with his father's busi
ness Interests in that quarter.
"Marie," said the girl to a friend the
other day, "Walter has Just sent me
the dearest little alligator from Flor
ida!" "Dear me!" rejoined Marie, with af
fected enthusiasm. "And how shall
you keep him?"
"I'm not quite certain," was the re
ply, "but I've put him In Florida water
till I can hear further from Walter."
Laundry work at home would to
much more satisfactory If tho right
Starch were used. In order to get the
desired stiffness, it Is usually neces
sary to use so much starch that the
beauty and fineness of the fabric la
hidden behind a paste of varying
thickness, which not only destroys the
appearance, but also affects the wear
ing quality of the goods. This trou
ble can be entirely overcome by using
Defiance Starch, as it can be applied
much more thinly because of its great
er strength than other makeB.
Harris' Great Good Humor.
"No man ever maintained his life at
a higher level of perpetual Rood
humor," writes James W. Lee of Joel
Chandler Harris In the Century. "The
day before he died, when he was al
ready beginning to pass Into the dark
valley of death, one of his sons came
into the room and inquired: 'How are
you this morning, father?'
" 'Well, responded Mr. Harris, 'I am
about the extent of a tenth of a gnat's
A Fable, Perhaps.
When George Ade was coming from
New Orleans last winter he noticed,
among the race track men on the train,
one tan-shoed sheet writer with the
largest feet he had ever seen.
And he furthermore testifies and af
firms that the sheet writer, on rising
In the morning, discovered that the
reporter had shined one shoe and a
suit-case. Success Magazine.
Starch, like everything else, Is be
ing constantly improved, the patent
Starches put on the market 25 yean
go are very different and inferior te
those of the present day. In the lat
est discovery Defiance Starch all in
jurious chemicals are omitted, while
the addition of another Ingredient, In
vented by us, gives to tho Starch a
strength and smoothness never ap
proached by other brands.
Morals and Manners.
The witness had been arraigned for
"Your honor," he complained, "this
is most unjust. I never could permit
an absurd devotion lo truth to inter
fere with the fact that I am a gentle
man." This was construed roughly as a
plea of guilty.
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ITEMS OF INTEREST AROUND THE
NEWS OF THE STATE CAPITAL
Doings of the State Officials and
Other Happenings That Are
of State-Wide lm
portance. The Policyholders Deny Organization.
A new turn In the receivership case
of the Mutual Hail Insurance society
lias developed in the answers of a
number of defendant policyholders,
who claim that the alleged fraud of
the officers of the society invalidated
the whole attempted organization of
the society, consequent)' that there
never was any effective organization
and that the policyholders cannot lie
held liable for the debts of the or
ganization. It is asserted in these an
swers that the very allegations of
fraud and mismanagement which fur
nished the chief grounds for placing
the supposed Insurance society in the
hands of the receiver would operate
to Invalidate the whole attempted or
ganization. Thin claim is made by
nine Thurston county policyholders
who are among the 400 defendants in
Governor's Bill Hits Commission.
The passage of Governor Shallen-
berger's measure restricting the issu
ance of stock In public service cor
porations to the amount actually put
into the property is expected to have
a bearing on the physical valuation of
railroads In the state.
The railroads wish to have their
light, of way, particularly their term
inals, valued at a figure to be secured
by comparison with the value of ad
jacent property. This method is
looked upon as a method of giving
the railroad the benefit, of the un
earned increment of yeuis. it touches
closely upon the question of franchise
values at the same time that It In
volves a physical value. This prom
ises to lie a stumbling block in the
making of the valuation.
One scheme that the railroads
would like lo see put in operntlon is
that of figuring the cost of reproduc
tion as the cost of ;i parallel line.
Such a valuation would bring out tre
mendous values, the building of par
allel lines Involving Immense dam
ages to existing property. While this
Is being pushed by the railroads there
is not a member of the state railway
commission who can see the justice
tif such a plan.
It is right here that I he Shallen
berger bill Is expected to exercise an
influence. It states, in substance, that
unearned increment, earning power,
etc., may not be capitalized. A valu
ation which would give the railroads
the benefit of the Increased values
would be akin to an invasion, it is
argued, of the terms of the Shallcn
Faculty Favors Pension Plan.
The failure of the Carnegie fund
bill to pass the stale legislature has
not caused the university professors
to lose hope, and now there Is n ru
mor prevalent, that some systematic
campaigning will be done in the next
two years to secure a legislature thai
is favorable to the acceptance of the
gift. All, or nearly all, of the univer
sity teachers are of the party tint
favored the acceptance of the fund,
and It Is understood that an effort
will be made through the alumni of
the stale school to defeat the party
Hat this year rejected the proposition.
I'nder the regulations of the Car
negie ei dow mout there Is no provision
to prevent any future legislature ac
cepting the gift, the only clause In this
regard slating that before any state
school can secure the benefits of the
endowment it must be accepted by
the legislature of that state. Of all
the states that were offered a share
of the endowment, Nebraska and Okla
home alone rejected It.
To Erect Stock Judging Pavilion.
Work will be begun on a new stock
Judging pavilion on the stale fail
grounds as soon as the board of public
lands and buildings approves the ex
pendlture proposed by the board of
agriculture. This was decided upon
at the meeting of the board Thurs
day night. The building when com
pleted will cost about $115,imhhi. Not
more than half of It can be built at
present but It Is expected that this
half will be ready for use when the
next fair Is held.
The building when completed will
be 200 feet wide, lir.D feet long, will
have a ling 120 by 270 feet and will
seat 4,000 people. The stock Judging
pavilions on which the proposed one
Is modeled have been built In Indl
una, Minnesota nnd Kentucky.
' Another New Bank.
After a lull in the Incorporation of
state banks the First State bank of
Tecumseh comes to the front with a
request to Incorporate with a paid up
capital stock of lUuo.OOO. The slate
banking board has approved the arti
cles of Incorporation. It has also lip
proved amended articles changing the
name of tho Hayden Pros, bankers
of Omaha to the Corn Exchange bank
with an authorized capital stock of
$r.0rt,0iit) and n paid up capital stock
of $2.")0,0(o. The former capital, paid
aud unauthorized, was $10.0oo
Bankers Fight Guaranty Law.
That the Nebraska bankers aro pr
paring to fight the bank guarauty bill
that was passed by the last legislature
is shown by the action taken by the
associated bankers at a meeting held
In Omaha Thursday night. The bank
ers voted unanimously that th: bill
should be tried in the courts ami that
eery effort should be made to defeat
it, asset ting that it Is not only uncon
stitutional, but that it is wrong in
piinciplc. State bankers were in the
majority at the Omaha meeting, and
they voted solidly with the national
bankers against the measure for the
prote-tion of deposits.
C. F. McC.rew. the chairman of the
exeei.tlve board of the Nebraska
bankers, was authorized to appoint n
committee of four state bankers and
three national hankers, who will mako
at rangemetns to test the banking law.
The committee will be appointed this
New State Engineer.
The state board of Irrigation has
elected K. S. Slc-miis of Lincoln,
formerly of Merrick county, secretary
and state engineer to succeed Adna
Dobson. Governor Shallenhergcr and
Attorney General Thompson voted for
Mr. Simmons. The new secretary was
formerly county surveyor of Merrick
county and superintendent of schools
of the same county. He is said to be
a populist or democrat. The board
elected Donald Price of Lincoln, for
merly of Fairbury, assistant secretary
to succeed Mr. Hates. II. O. Smith
of Lexington nnd Paige T. Francis of
Crawford, we.-e re-elected under sec
retaries. Secretary Dobson resigned
one year ago. but wns prevailed upon
to retain the ollice. It is rumored that
he may become a candidate for city
engineer of Lincoln, a position he held
for many years.
New Militia Company.
Adjutant General Hartigan has Is
sued an order organizing the platoon
of company H, First Infantry at Nor
folk, into a separate company and
designated as company I), First in
fantry. This new company takes 1 lie
place of the company 1) that, was
mustered out at Weeping Water.
Lieutenant Chris Anderson has been
ordered to muster the new company.
Tho order issued names the thirty
three officers and men who are trans
ferred from the platoon lo the sepa
rate company. The election of Lieu
tenant Chris Anderson and Private
Carl H. Pllger to lie captain and first
lieutenant, of the company has been
approved to rank from March I50.
The band recruited at Hloomfleld Is
assigned to the First regiment as the
First regiment band.
Commission Buys Inspection Car.
Preparatory to the work of making
a physical valuation of Nebraska rail
roads the slate railway commission
has purchased a motor Inspection car.
The price Is $l,10ti and it will seat
six persons comfortably. The car was
bought out of the old appropriation,
the 'commission having nearly $10,000
left win n the bienniiiin closed. As
it. looked for a tl-ine as if the office
appropriation was going to be whittled
down to a shadow of Its ancient self
the commission got busy and bought
the machine before April 1. In run
ning this car over tracks the com
mission will pay the railroads for tho
servl-ces of k pilot but will not pay
trackage for running the car over
Meeting of Labor Unions.
Labor Commissioner Maupln is pre
paring to issue a letter In which he
will call for a meeting of union labor
representatives In Nebraska.
Jt Is said that this action Is based
on a statutory provision that makes
a labor provision one of the cares
of the office of the comniisloner.
Hids were asked, it is, understood,
for the printing of the letter at the
expense of the state. Some of the
republicans around the state house
are Inclined to look upon the matter
as the' beginning of a move to make
th. bureau the headquarters of a new
union labor political machine.
Terminal Tax Is Higher.
Reports of railroads and county
I assessors received at the office of tho
! state hoard of assessment Indicate
, snnie Increase In the value of railroad
property that Is taxed locally under
the terminal lax law. The law went
into effect last year and worked sat
Isfactory to the towns nnd cities that
have railroad property to tax. After
the county assessor values all tangi
ble railroad property for local taxa
tlon. the state board reviews tho
values and may change them und In
addition adds the proper amount for
Regunts Win Another Suit.
In n test case decided bv the su
prenio court it. is held that an act of
the legislature appropriating the one
mill levy for the use of the univer
sity approprl-ales all of the levy, ro
gardless of when it Is collected. If It
has been drawn upon by the regents
Issuing warrants, and that, funds
given by the government and held by
the state treasurer In trust never
State Buys City Bonds.
The first purchase of municipal so
cutilles was made by the state board
of educational lands and funds. It
bought $ls,mm of HKht and city hall
bonds of the town of Albion. Tho
recent legislature passed an act add
ing munlclpul securities to the list of
Raqan Named for Commissioner.
John M. Ragan, cx-snprcme court
cominUhiiiner, was appointed 1'niteil
Slates commissioner at Hastings,
Neb . by Federal .lodge T. C. .M unger.
toad amid Ore:
The design for the coat may be made up In black or colored velvet or vel
veteen; If colored, it should accord with the skirl with which It Is worn. It
Is tight-fitting and open In front, the large Kmplre revers, turn over collar und
cliffs being of silk, braided. A double-breasted vest of striped silk connects
the fronts. Hat of line straw trimmed with velvet and a feather mount.
Materials required for the coat, Uj yards velvet lit Inches wide, yard
striped silk, 'Si yard silk for revers and collar.
('ashmen! In a pretty shade of blue Is employed for the home dress; the
bodice has a very deep yoke of lace, ami has folds carried over the shoulders;
Hie left side Is drawn up at the waist under the ends of right side, which nre
ornamented with buttons. The long tucked sleeves are finished with lace
Materials required; 8 yards 4C Inches wide, yard lace, 2 yards lining.
WHITE NOW IN HIGH FAVOR
Color No Longer Regarded as Suitable
to Youth Alone Is Sure to Be
A growing Inclination to wear white
Is apparent. White was once regarded
as the special privilege of youth. Now,
with a clearer knowledge of the values
of color and a better realization of the
Importance of surrounding, one In
dulges one's natural tastes. Perhaps
the influence of Hie period under
which fashion is passing has some
thing to do with this, for the women
who amused themselves at Trianon
used white freely and without stint.
He that as It may, white gowns, and
white generally, will be more worn
this coming season than ever. White
cloth in a variety of makes, satin
channelise, the caslunere ami white
serge, In un infinite variety of quali
ties and thicknesses, will come in for
much attention from artists in dress.
As to the lingerie gown, Its Import
ance in the wardrobe cannot, be ipies
Honed. It Is one of the most useful
things to have and, whether worn out
Hide or Indoors, permits so much In
dividual taste und charm In contrast
that it is quite indispensable.
DRESS FOR SMALL CHILD.
Here Is a dainty little dress In
cream nun's veiling. The pretty
shaped opening at neck is edged with
silk galloon; a set of pin tucks tire
made In centre of front below opening,
nnd abio round the foot of skirt; the
urmholes are edged by galloon.
The little Klip or blouse, which Is
separate, Is in cream spotted silk, fin
ished at tho neck and elbow by a nar
row frill. A colored sash Is worn be
Materials required: 2 yards veiling
4C Inches wide. 1 '4 yard silk 'Mi Inches
wide, Hi yard galloon.
Return to Mahogany.
Thure Is quite a return at present
to the use of mahogany candlesticks
for the bedrooms and living room.
They are even used on supper tables.
The mnhogany candlestick Is old, with
a high polish, and stands quite hili
on a flat base. The caudles are used
without shades. A pair of them Is u
good finish to a mahogany bookcase,
also to n mahogany desk.
Cotton to Be Worn.
downs of course cotton not em
broidered In a heavy crude darning
stitch nre to be worn In not only white,
but colors. They are made over china
or other soft silks or even thin cotton
of glossy finish.
STYLE THAT ALL WELCOME
Combination Lingerie Both Comfort
able and Suitable to the
The work of making lingerie Is very
much lightened this season bv com
bining three pieces In one. Tho sllni
us well as the stout woman approver)
of this plan. After a woman has worn
the three-niece coniliiniitlon n-hleli
fastens down the front, Is without
belts, draw strlnns. nlalta or calbera.
she cannot return with satisfaction to
wearing the three separate pices.
I he new garment Is worn over the
corset, which Is placed over a thin
lisle-thread skirt or a knee length com
The Infer Is more acceptable than
any other garment under the corset.
I be shirt cannot ho kept down, and
wrinkles around the edge of tho cor
set, making a ridge that shows
through the outer skirt.
Dressed in this fashion, a woman Ih
more comfortable than she ever has
been. Her underclothes aro reduced
to minimum weight, her wulst lino Is
natural and not made larger by
strings, buttons nnd belts, and the lack
or petticoats gives her greater free
doin In walking.
Attractive Empire Combs.
Umpire combs have como back with
the empire coiffures, and In I 'iirtn nnd
London there has been a rage for the
genuine combs of tlm period, very
high prices being paid in many cases
for the antiques. F.von where tho
stones used are not real cems. the de
sign and workmanship often give real
value to these combs; but excellent re
productions have been made from
many of the most attractive, empire
designs, and these will content tho
woman who does not care to snenil
large sum upon an ornament which is
likely to bo but a passing fad. Dealers
in antiques tell uh. however, that thev
have sold a number of tho genuine
old combs, chiefly in dull gilt and
pearls. American Register. Ixmdon
Tight Sleeves and Low Collan.
Women whose arms are either very
full or very thin dislike the revela
tlon of the sleeve that Is guiltless
any fulness whatsoever. Hut for the
woman who can wear the smaller
sleeve nothing Is more chic at present
for it gives a very narrow-shouldered
slender look to the most corpulent fig
tire. Collars tire less exaggerated
than they were a year ago, and
shawl collars and collarless necks
the new coats are a boon to women
who do their own tailoring. They are
awfully good style und very easy
Coral Linen Frocks.
Coral linen Is a good material for
the foundation of u walklnc suit uliieh
is to lie self trimmed, soutnehed, out
lined with eyelet or made severely
Pluck should be introduced in the
I rimming scheme, though not In a
A black hat Is suitable for wear
with a coral linen frock, providing the
dress shows Just the least particle of
black, which Is easily obtained In
Fashion Is an Economy.
For once we have stumbled on a
fashion that Is really an economy, for
Instead of having a high-necked gown
for the theater and a semi-low necked
gown for an Informal dinner, a woman
now needs but one dress for both, oc
NO NEED TO TAKE CHANCES
There l a Sure Way of Knowing Good
There is really no i,ce,l whatever for
any property owner (, take chances in
tho rejection of his paint materials.
H doesn't cost a cent to learn howr to
be on the safe Mde. Certainly every
properly owner has enough at stake to
tlnd this out.
A complete painting guide, known as
I lonseow tier's Painting Outfit No. 49,
can be had free bv wiitlnir Vntlonnl
liend Company, i:n.2 Trinity Huildlnc.
New York. This company Is the largest
maker of pure wblto b ad In the world.
Dutch Hoy l'nlnter trademark
famous as a guarantee of purity and
quality. Tho outfit Includes a book
color Detinues, for either Interior or
exterior painting, a book of specifica
tions, and a simple little Instrument,
Ith directions for testing the purity
WHY, OF COURSE.
"Oh, Willie! You're going to rail!"
"Nuw, I ain't! I'm tryln' a new fancy
stylo of skatln' dat's all."
TOTAL LOSS OF HAIR
8eemed Imminent Scalp Was Very
Scaly and Hair Came Out by Hand
ful Scalp Now Clear and
New Hair Grown by Cutlcura.
"About two yenru ago I was troubled
with my head being scaly. Shortly
after that I had nn attack of typhoid
fever and I was out of tho hospital
possibly two months when I first no
ticed the loss of linlr, my scalp being
still scaly. I started to uso dandruff
cures to no effect whatever, I had
actually lost hopo of saving any hair
at all. I could brush It off my coat
by the handful. I was afraid to comb
It. Hut after using two cakes of Cutl
cura Soap and nearly a box of Cutl
cura Ointment, tho change was sur
prising. My scalp Is now clear nnd
henlthy as could bo and my hair thick
er than ever, whereas I had my mind
mado tip to bo Laid. W. F. Steeso, C812
Broad St., Pittsburg, Penn., May 7 and
Potter Drag A Chora. Corp., Sola l'rupi., Boitua.
This church, like many another one,
had had trouble about pumping the or
gan, and the plan of using water
power wns gladly adopted. Connec
tion was made with the pipes of the
rectory, which stood on tho adjoining
lot. All the preliminary tests were
satisfactory. On the Sunday morn
ing when the apparatus was to be
used for tho first time at a regular
servieo tho organist arrived early for
a final trial. There was not a hitch.
The congregation generally knew of
the innovation, and awaited tho open
ing strains of the processional with
uncommon interest. Not a sound came,
from the organ, however, and the
choir had to march in singing the
hymn as best it could, unaccompanied.
Of course the disappointment was
The rector's wife was resourceful.
A clergyman's wifo usually has to be.
She slipped out by a side door and re
turned In five minutes with a note.
This she forwarded to her husband.
It read: "It's all right now. Cook
was taking a bath."
He Came Back Hard.
"That boy," Bald tho Billvllle farmer,
"beats my time! Just now, when I
quoted Scripture to him he came back
at me hard!"
"You don't say!"
"Shore. I told him iO git a bo an'
fuller the furrow. 'Thar's gold in the
land,' I said, and what do you reckon
he made answer?"
"You tell it."
" 'Father,' he says, i don't keer fer
the gold o' this here world; I've laid
up treasure In heaven!'" Atlanta
Proper Food Put Him Rlyht.
The food experience of a physician
In his own caso when worn and weak
from sickness and when needing nour
ishment tho worst way Is valuable:
"An attack of grip, so severe it camo
near making nn end of mo, left my
stomach In such condition I could not
retain any ordinary food. 1 knew of
course that I must hnvo food nourish
ment or I could never recover.
"1 began to take four tablcspoonfuls
of Grape-Nuts nnd cream three times a
day nnd for 2 weeks this was almost
my only food; It tasted so delicious
that I enjoyed it immensely and my
stomach handled it perfectly from the
first mouthful. It wns so nourishing 1
was quickly built back to normal
health and Ftrength.
"Grape-Nuts Is of great value as
food to sustain llfo during serious at
tacks In which tho stomach Is so de
ranged It cannot digest and assimilate
"I am convinced that were Grape
Nuts more widely used by physicians,
It would save many lives that are eth
crwiso lost from lack of nourishment."
Absolutely tho most perfect food la
the world. Trial of Grape-Nuts 10 days
proves. "There's a Heason."
Ixok in pkg. for the little book, "The
Road to Wrllvlllo."
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