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STOPPED HER SONG OF JOY.
Slight Forgetfulnesi That Marred the
Full Appreciation of the
"Isn't that a lovely shower?" ex
claimed Mrs. Randall to her friend in
the parlor as they gazed out on the
"Yes, we need it so badly."
"Need it? I should Bay we did. It's
a God-send! Why, our goldenglows.
hyacinths and roses out in the back
yard are shrinking for the want of
rain. The sprinkler can't take the
place of rain, you know."
"Oh, I tell you this Is Just lovely!
See ftow It pours! And to think that
Just when everything threatens to dry
up and every one is praying for rain
nature answers these appeals and
sends us beautiful Good heavens!"
"What's the matter?"
"I've left the baby out in the yard!"
"I think she's double-faced!"
"Ob, don't say that! One face like
hers is bad enough!"
Sex In Cromwells.
Of course with the sexes on a foot
ing of equality as regarded oppor
tunity, It would not be long until a fe
male Cromwell made her appearance,
and, having made her appearance, was
getting her portrait painted.
The painter, once more a fawn
ing, courtly fellow, would have the
picture a flattery; but she rebuked
him in words that became historic!
"Paint in the hips!" she command
ed, sternly, showing that she could
be more rigidly devoted to the truth
than Oliver himself. Puck.
Sheer white goods, In fact, any fine
wash goods when new, owe much of
their attractiveness to the way they
are laundered, this being done in a
manner to enhance their textile beau
ty. Home laundering would be equal
ly satisfactory If proper attention was
given to starching, the first essential
being good Starch, which has sufficient
strength to stiffen, without thickening
the goods. Try Defiance Starch and
you will be pleasantly surprised at the
Improved appearance of your work.
Another Step Needed.
"I like my house all right," said
Luschman, "except for one thing. I
guess you'll have to fix that."
"What Is it?" asked the architect.
"Several times lately I've nearly
broken my neck reaching for another
step at the head of the stairs when I
got home late, so I guess you'd better
put another step there." Catholic
Standard and Times.
She I can't bind myself until I'm
sure. Give me time to decide, and if,
six months hence I feel as I do now, I
will be yours.
Ardent Wooer I could never wait
that long, darling. Besides the courts
have decided that dealing In futures,
without the actual -delivery of the
goods, Is gambling pure and simple.
With a smooth iron and Defiance
Starch, you can launder your shirt
waist Just as well at home as the
steam laundry can; It will have' the
proper stiffness and finish, there will
be less wear and tear of the goods,
and It will be a positive pleasure to
use a Starch that does not stick to the
A Domestic Combustible.
Doctor Did you give your husband
the powder I left, Mrs. Mulligan?
Mrs. Mulligan Indade, 01 did, sor.
An' he's been blowln' me up Ivir
attention. Al I auppllea fur tlie Amateur utrlrtl J
frMh. HrnA for cntnloirur and finishing prior
THE ROBERT DEMPSTER CO.,
Box 1197, Omaha. Neb. 1
THE PAXTON European Plat
Rooum from t 1 .00 up hIiiIo, 76 1'rnlri up double
CAFE PRICES REASONABLE
Mtmmrn Ts,m,.. Hollow
Btilldlmr Block, Brlrk, Tile Itoolinf nml all
klmla of Paint and Color. Omihi Brick, Paint
Mill Co.. Works 2nd tnd Hlckom Sti., Omihi, Neb.
ktoH Mfra Tlo. a.li ,r tin.,
mrnta. KMiUl.rnl.nllM. W.ahlp
nywhar. for Irm .lamination. ol
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M. Splesberger & Son Co.
ThtSMtlnthtwail OMAHA, NEB.
Dain Hay Tools are the Besl
IilritonhTlngtl)im. Ask jour local dealrr.or
JOHN DEERE OMAHA
old bf the RotI Daalara. Wlll aand to pup I la and
taach.raoafw.lpt of H rutin Lni. a IHn.b. hard
Biapla, braaa adiiad nil. JOHN 0. WOODWARD
CO."Tha Candy Mn"Councll Bluff, I
Mysteries of Nature
By G. Frederick Wright. A. M. LL. D.
ORIGIN OF- WORLD'S FERTILE SOILS.
It hardly needs saying that in gen
eral the prosperity of a nation is de
pendent upon thefertillty of its soil.
In some few caBes. It Is true, nations
may prosper because they have a mo
nopoly of mines, of manufactures, or
of the means of trade and commerce.
But the larger purt of the things which
minister to the necessities and the
couiforta of mankind are the direct
products of the soil.' The study of the
soila becomes a department of geology
because all soils are rock in processes
of transformation. The earth is cov
ered by. a very thin veneering of soil.
At a depth of a few inches or a few
feet, or at most a few hundred feet,
solid rock is everywhere reached. The
soila of the world have their origin In
the disintegration of these rocks by ex
posure to the atmosphere or to various
mechanical agencies like that of run
ning water and moving ice.
The relation of the soil to the under
lying, rocks, however, is dependent
upon the action of transporting agen
cies which are at hand. Where there
are no transporting agencies sufficient
to carry away the disintegrated parti
cles as fast as they accumulate over
the surface we have what is called
"residual soil," whose character will
partake entirely of that of the under
lying rock. If the underlying rock Is
a conglomerate or sandstone resid
ual soil will bo composed of nothing
but sand and gravel, which is capable
of supporting only a limited variety of
It Is fortunate, however, that these
barren sandstone ridges alternate with
the rocks of different character whose
disintegration produces a residual soil
of remarkable fertility. From one end
to the other of the, Appalachian chain
cf mountains outcrops of limestone ap
pear in lines horizontal to those of the
sandstone outcrops, such as are cut
through by the Delaware, the Lehigh,
the Susquehanna, the Potomac and
other rivers Just before reaching the
Atlantic coast plain. These limestones
contain ail the elements required by
the higher class of vegetation, and
the thin residual soil over them has fur
nished the basis for some of the most
prosperous communities of the coun
try. The celebrated Wyoming valley
on the Susquehanna, the Shenandoah
valley in Virginia and that of the up
per Tennessee are illustrations of the
agricultural wealth which is supplied
by the disintegration of limestone
rocks. In numerous places in central
Pennsylvania as in the mountains
south of Wllliamsport, there are limit
ed outcrops of limestone over which
have sprung up flourishing communi
ties surrounded by barren sandstone
mountains, as islands are surrounded
by water in the sea.
The blue grass region in Kentucky
is similarly situated, being bordered
by barren outcrops of Devonian sub
carboniferous conglomerates and sand
stones, while the thin covering of soil
resulting from the disintegration of
the Silurian limestone supports a veg
etation which furnishes the elements
most necessary for the best develop
ment of cattle and horses, and so In
considerable measure accounts for the
pre-eminence of that region in those
departments of industry. It would
not be strange, also, if the pre-eminence
claimed by the Kentucklans for
'.he beauty of their women and the
strong physique of their men were due
to this gift from nature of a richly
endowed limestone soil.
The agricultural richness of Pales
tine Is traceable to a similar cause.
Soil there which would seem to a west
ern farmer worthless, produces the
finest vineyards and the most flourish
ing olive groves, because the disinte
gration constantly going on in the
fragments of limestone rock that cover
the surface, annually supplies the ele
ments needed for these most Impor
tant ministers to human need.
But so limited are the deposits of
rock containing the concentrated ele
ments of fertility that an undue por
tion of the world would be barren if
it were not that nature is provided
with elaborate means, of transporta
tion, whereby the richness of one sec
tion Is carried to another, resulting
In a commingling of elements, which
Is of the highest advantage. During
the long geological ages water, Ice and
air had been engaged In transporting
and depositing In distant regions the
residual boIIs which were accumulat
ing thousands of years before man
came upon the scene. The flood-plains
of nearly all rivers are rich In agri
cultural possibilities because they
have brought to them the elements of
soil supplied by the entire river basin.
The Mississippi valley from Cairo to
the gulf is a deposit of sediment to
which the whole upper portion, extend
ing from the Rocky to the Allegheny
mountains has furnished its quota,
and so It is with nearly all the larger
river systems of the world.
The Nile, the Indus, the Ganges, the
Yangtse-KIang and the Koang ho fur
nish old flood-plains of great extent,
where agriculture bns been carried
on for thousands of years with little
d tterloratlon of the soil. The vast
plain of Eastern China, through which
the great canal wends Its way, is
little else than the combined delta of
the two great Chinese rivers. The
valleys of the Ganges and of the In
dus are simply filled with sedlmont
brought down from the disintegrating
rocks of the Himalaya mountains, and
so are the valleys of the Amazon and
the La Plata reveling in the agri
cultural wealth brought down by those
rivers from the Andes and spread out
within reach of man.
In the northern part of Europe and
of the United States and in the south
ern portions of British America gla
clal Ice has been the plow and the
harrow and the scraper which have
prepared the region for Its most sue
cosHful occupation by man. The north
ern part of the United States Is liv
ing to a considerable extent upon the
richness of Canada. Everywhere down
to the limits reached by the Ice of the
glacial period Canadian bowlders are
found, mingled with the finer grist of
Canadian rocks which were ground off
from the highlands by the ice and car
ried In Its movement south for hun
dreds of miles. A European expert
has taught us how to enrich our soil
by grinding up the granite rocks, con
taining a large amount of feldspar
(which Is the basis of clay) and other
elements of value, and spreading it
An eminent authority in the United
States recently asked me If we could
not accomplish that purpose in the
United States by grinding up the Cana
dian bowlders. The answer at hand
was, nature bus already performed
that work for us. The Ice movement
of the glacial period ground a large
part of the elements it brought with
it to the finest of powder and spread
It far and wide. It Is estimated that
on an average the deposit of glacial
grist over the northern part of the
United States Is 100 feet thick. When
I had nearly completed the survey of
the glacial boundary In Ohio 20 years
ago I chanced to meet Prof. W. I.
Chamberlain, the accomplished sec
retary of the board of agriculture, and
showed him the line across the state.
He at once remarked that that line
separated the more productive agri
cultural portion of the state from the
And still Canada has enough remain
ing. In Ontario, between the lakes,
It has reserved a vast glacial deposit
of indefinite depth and unbounded fer
tility. The valley of the St. Lawrence
is one of the richest soils In the world,
resulting from the deposit of glacial
material In a temporary arm of the
sea which existed during the closing
portion of the glacial period. But per
haps the most remarkable of such ac
cumulations is that in the bed of the
glacial Lake Agasslz, which occupied
the valley or the Red River of the
North, covering the central portion of
Manitoba and extending a triangular
projection far up into Minnesota and
Dakota. This area of 100,000 square
miles or more is covered to a great
depth with the glacial sediment which
collected over the bottom of this tem
porary lake, and is now, and is des
tined always to be, one of the most re
markable wheat-producing regions ot
The unrivaled richness of the Mis
sour! valley, where it passes through
South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kan
sas and Missouri, is due almost entire
ly to the "loess," which is principally
the fine portion of the glacial grist de
posited during the extreme floods
which characterized the final melting
of the ice-sheet from the northern part
of the United States. In many places,
as at Sioux City, Omaha, St. Joseph
Mo., this fine silt has accumulated
upon the edges of the valley to a depth
of more than 100 feet, and all along
it is spread out on either side to a
distance of 40 or 50 miles.
In Europe the glacial deposits play
an equally prominent part In furnish;
ing fertile soils for the agriculturist
All the lowlands of northern German)
and western Russia consist of glacial
debris largely ground off from tbc
mountains of Scandinavia, and spreuo
out over the area to a depth ol
oftentimes 100 feet of more. The ex
tensive plains of black earth which
cover southern Russia and have long
been famous for their production ol
wheat, are covered with loess to b
depth of 60 feet or more, precisely likt
that in the Missouri valley which hat
Just been referred to. In the opinion
of the Russian geologists this Is a
water deposit connected with the clos
ing stages of the glacial period.
Anyone familiar with the dust
storms on our western plains or on
the borders ot Mongolia will not be
surprised to learn that some or tht
most eminent geologists believe that
the great deposits of loess In China,
and even In our Missouri valley, were
originally derived from the arid re
gions to the west, from which the ma
terlal has been brought by the winds
Whatever may be true as to the
agency of water in Anally distributing
this rich soil Into Its present sftua
tlon, it is In China most probably
a slow accumulation of dust blown b
the prevailing west winds from the
vast plains of the desert of Gobi;
while that in the Missouri valley hat
very likely come In a similar manner
from the arid regions of the Rock)
mountain plateau. Oftentimes on the
borders of these regions the sun will
be for a considerable time almost dnrk
ened by the dust that fills the air
Thus by various methods is nature
able to transfer the richness which Is
superabundant In one region to other
areas less generously provided, but
otherwise more suitably adapted to
the occupation of man.
Old Maid Is It really true that mar
riages are made in heaven?
Doctor Yes, I believe so.
OJd Maid (resignedly) O, then,
doctor, you needn't call again.
Girl's Head Encrusted Feared Lost
of All Her Hair Baby Had Milk.
Crust Missionary's Wife Made
Two Perfect Curei by Cutlcura.
"For several year" my husband
was a missionary In the Southwest
Every ono In that high and dry at
mosphere has more or less trouble
with dandruff and my daughter's scalp
became so encrusted with It that I
was alarmed for fear she would lose
all her hair. After trying various rem
edies, In desperation I bought a cake
ot Cutlcura Soap and a box of Cutl
cura Ointment. They loft the scalp
beautifully clean and freo from
dandruff, and I am happy to say that
the Cutlcura Remedies were a com
plete success. I have also used suc
cessfully the Cutlcura Remedies for
o-called 'milk-crust' on baby's head.
Cutlcura la a blessing. Mrs. J. A.
Darling, 310 Fifth St., Carthage, Ohio,
Jan. 20, 1908."
Potter Drug A Cbem. Corp., Bole Propi, Boiton.
Hospitals a Benefit to Property.
Tho National Association for the
Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis
has recently concluded an investiga
tion, which shows that 67.6 per cent
of the tuberculosis sanatoria and hos
pitals of the United States have been
a benefit to the property and health
of the communities in which they are
located. In tho case or more than 62
-per cent, or the sanatoria the presence
or the Institutions has helped to In
creaKe the assessed value ot surround
Wanted to Defer the Petition.
A Los Angeles mother tells the fol
lowing: "One summer's eve my little son of
six years was sent to bed at his usual
time; but he could not sleep. Upon
my Inquiry what troubled him, he re
plied: " 1 can't finish my prayer. I've
got as far as 'Forgive us our tres
passes as' but I can't get any furth
er, for Howard licked me to-day and
I want to lick him to-morrow.
Starch, like everything else, la be
ing constantly Improved, the patent
Starches put on the market 25 yeprs
ago are very different and inferior to
those of the present day. In the lat
est discovery Defiance Starch all
Injurious chemicals are omitted, while
the addition of another Ingredient, In
vented by us, gives to the Starch a
strength and smoothness never ap
proached by other brands.
Caste Below Stairs.
"Are there degrees of rank In the
"To be sure. Maids who have
charge of dogs won't associate with
maids who take care of children."
Better than gold Like it in color
Hamlins Wizard Oil the bent of all rem
edies for rheumatism, neuralgia, and all
pain, soreneM and inflammation.
The good times we long for will not
come In the guise of 48-cent watches.
There' a rich, satisfying quality in
Lewia' Single Binder thut in found in no
other 5c cigar.
Does the ugly chorus girl come un
der the head of "stage frights?"
ttw Sunshine' Grahams
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TIRED ALL THE TIME.
Languor, listlessness, dullness of
spirits are often due to kidney disor
ders. Tain and weakness in the back,
sides and hips, headaches, dizziness,
urinary disorders are sura signs that
tho kidneys need immediate attention.
Delny is dangerous.
OiSii. Alonzo Adums, Os
ceola, Iowa, says:
"My kidneys failed
me. I suffered aw
ful puin and waB so
weak I could not
work, and often had
to take to bed. I
was dull and exhausted nearly all the
time. I consulted doctors and used
medicines, but only Dunn's Kidney
Pills helped me. Soon I was perma
Remember the name Donn's. For
Bale by all dealers. 60 cents a box.
Foster-MIlburn Co., buffalo., N. Y.
Burning String In the Slck-Room.
Months spent In a sick room have
taught me many things for tho com
fort of an Invalid, one of tho simplest
and most effective of which is burn
ing a string to purify the atmosphere.
Take a soft string and slick it with
a pin to the back of a chair; after
lighting, blow It out gently, leaving
the tiny spark, which will create
smoke enough to make a decided dif
ference in the atmosphere. Harper's
ALCOHOL-3 PER CENT
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similaling the Food and Regula
ting the Stomachs and Bowels or
ness and Rest Contains neither
Opium .Morphine nor Mineral
Wjb ifOM DrSAMVUHTtlrSA
AnrrOrl Rrmrrlv fnrfnrwlina-
lion . Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea,
Worms .Convulsions .Feverish
ness and LOSS OF SLEEP.
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len, smarting, nervous feet, and instantly takes the sting out of corns
and bunions. It's the greatest comfort discovery of the age.
Allen's FootrKase makes tight-fitting or new shoes foci easy. It is a
certain relief for ingrowing nails, perspiring, callous and hot, tired,
aching feet It is always in demand for use in Patent Leather Shoes
and for Hreaking in New Shoes. We have over w.ooo tesiimoniaU.
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Graham Crackers at their Best
There are no better Grahams than "Sunshines"
none half so good.
Sunshine Grahams arc made of the best whole
wheat graham flour, at the "Sunshine" bakeries
the finest in the world.
The ovens arc of white tile and are on the top
(nrtr snndiinp nnd nnr olr oil nrnnnl Kp,v,
triple seal. So
Positively cured by
these Little Pills.
They a!ao tellers Dla
trtaa from Dnpepala, In
tllfccstlou and Tik Hearty
liavl 1 ii ar- A perfect rem
edy for Dliiinesa, Nau
, TrrowaineiM, liail
Turtle I ii t lie Mouth, Coat
ed 'i'unitue. Pain In lha
Side, TOKF1D LIVER.
They regulata the llo
wela. Turely Vegetable.
SMALL PILL. SMAIL DOSE. SHALL PRICE.
Genuine Must Bear
THE MARK OF
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WASHINGTON RED t'EDAlt
8I1INOI.LS that arc on the mar
ket. We never over dry our
shingles to save a few pounds on
the shipping weight. It takes the
life out of the wood and mitkea
them crock.warpaud rot Look for
in . m m r, ii i-1 i n t . , m. .
W. N. U., OMAHA, NO. 29-1909.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
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