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I'. A. I5AKUOWS
A. K. QUINN
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Some Sound Logic Regard
ing the Senior Senator
Shall Scnatiw Ilurkett be returned
lo his scut in the upper branch of
Next year (Ac voter will answer
this question and for the fust time,
they and not the legislature will ay
whom the senator shall be, for the.
Oregon plan of making popular choice
will then he invoked, uiiderjMie new
Mr. Ilurkett will at that time have
finished 11 nervicc of twelve yearn in
Washington, k yearn in the lower
house and ix in the Hcnato. During
this time the people of tbia state
have had an opportunity to take hit)
measure. It in not forgotten that in
HMl-f), when a neuator was to lit:
dioscn the republicans of Nebraska
turned with practical unanimity to
Mr. Ilurkett. lie was then complet
ing his third term in the house. In
that body he had gained a poriilitin
of prominence and power. He ha
advanced to membership of the Com
mittee of Appropriations, lie hai
demonstrated it genius for hard am
systematic work. He wan a diggi
and delver and this propensity counte
greatly in his favor as a really usefu
member. The people of this state
They saw in him the elements they
thought would be even more usefu
:n the upper house, lo make sun
if his select ion tiny inaugurated a new
method of si lc'ting (lie nominee for
.senator. They declared in favor of a
convention nomination, so that the
choice might lr. brought as nearly as
possible to (he people. At the cau
cuses and at county conventions
the issue was made, with the result
that Mr. Ilurkett was nominated
in the state convention on the first
ballot by a four-iifths majority. In
this and in the convention of the fol
lowing year when political parses
were declared against for the first time
in a republican platform and when
railroad domination was ended by
the defeat of their preferred candi
dates for judge of the supreme couit,
Mr. Ilurkett played a strong and con
spicuous pait. He was one of tin
first "progressives" in Nebraska and
has been identified with the movement
(since it bccin. While he hasn't
always pleased all who call themselvc-
"progressives, he lias won the ap
proval of the leader of the movement,
Senator l.al'ollelte, of Wisconsis, who
says he is a "progressive progressing.'
In the senate Mr. Ilurkett has as
faithfully and intelligently represented
his constituency as he did in the House.
He has been responsive to the wishes
and needs of the people, though taking
no narrow or restricted view of national
interests. No constituent has appealed
to him in vain. He has been active
in nromotimr beder postal facilities.
He has never overlooked the claims
or deserts of the old soldier and no
senator has been more ctlicicnt or
prompt than be in sen ing his con
stituents iir pension matters. On
public lands and irrigation, in revision
of the tariff as well as all other inter
ests peculiar to the welfare of aw cslcru
state, he has liken practical ground.
His work in t lit extra session of
congress to compel the redemption of
platform pledges was arduous and ef-
respect to tariff legislation.
Muring his ten years in Washington
there has been no breath of suspicion
concerning a single act of Mr. Ilurke tt,
and there never will be. He is abso
lutely clean in his public and private
life, lie is morally what the most
exacting could wish him to be. Ho
measures up to his standard of man-
ood to what an enlightened, (!od-
aring citizenship of a great state
may expect of itn representatives in
igh places. Notwithstanding bis long
service he is still young, energetic and
ambitious. He ia growing every day
and m more capable of rendering better
service in the future than he has done
in the past.
Influence come with knowledge
and experience. This is especially
true in the United States senate.
where seniority give prestige. There 1
many good reasons why Mr.
lurkett should bo retained in his
present position, and the indications
are that a maiorilv of the. people o
Nebraska are ao minded. Blair Pilot
EATING AN OYSTER.
Th Star-fls'i Has Rather an Odd Way I
tt Licimj It.
The ..v-t.tr when at home: lives in
n h.ird lime? shell wb.di i.it i . protect-;
him from t in attack i ene
mies. Man, with In - tools, can ooeii
the shcil and remove the soft ani
mal, b'lt hc-id" man the oyster has
few )'' ' . Hdly c'.ioi",1!., his -;' :it
i's for is not, as ni.'dit be expected,'
It- imTuoTl of Tloin so i- odd1
.r.'tt'Lri!. It t!:vt cV.-ps the oyster
: ! er:::-. wrapoinir its t':- . arm
:.ro.;, ti e shell !;ht' . i T;i ill
rlr.i- seized the ter. it jui'tl y
v.: .h.-t exactly what happens
r.. .: i v' 11 our - 'e-ji-.ts do not cx-
'.:' know. two shells of the
; .-ter are he'd tou'eth'T by a hinge
-.Licit is ope;ed by a spring. The
n h-wr of llii'se two accounts !
, it certain that after a hi-'.
tie the oV-U" -h'Ms y open. -N'oW
i'ir e- the hi. ! i'.".! . ' " of illl. TllC
stoiu.vo of tic star:! -1: ' utv lare
jli.,1 t ;.:-t:t . :,i!d it is I; cv throw U '
o..t of t!:e en';:: d's mo itli much us '
ore would turn a La,: in-ide out.
T! i' st'iiiuii-ti tl; !i ti:r:ist within
the ovsler she'! ami wrapped around .
the .-eft an: I u'iuni:": ul once
to di'.:e-t it. "I'll" starli-li does not :
take tiie trouble even to remove the j
,-piin is s,, n.ij nstei! that t!'e
will be pinned open unless tliev are
a:i utiimal with powerful jaws and held together lv t lie muscle-. Nme
sti"ti;t teeth, but one wholly with-j scientists tell us that after the star-! oyster from its shell, digesting it in
out jaws. It is the common star-1 ti.-li has held the oyster for awhile its own home and eventually crawl
ilsh, so common everywhere at the j the oyster opens its slml! in order to inpr awav, leaving behind the gaping,
Your supply should be ' ought
now .".ml tli re is no place in
town where you i"ili I'UV t'lein
to bet tir advantage than at
F. S. White's
A bi'Mr.iful stock 4'f Dry Coods
at prices known to be right is
here for your inspect ion.
CALL AND SKK I S
STORY IN FIVE WORDS.
Now, the starfish is a soft, flexi
ble erealu re, very sluggish, seeming
ly helpless and utterly unable to at
tack such an animal as the oyster.
Its mouth, which is in the center of
the disk, has no teeth or jaw s. How
can such, a helpless creature open
the formidable oyster shell and pet
at the animal concealed within ?
gel food and the starfish that has -empty
been waiting for this now injects!
into the hhell a little reddish liipiid.
This acts as a poison, paralyzing the
shell. St. Nicholas
Closed Hi.i Eyes.
'I s:av, old man. what's good for
muscles and thus making it impossi-j my complaint I'"' asked a sufferer
b e lor the annua to c ose its shell, from insomnia. I haven t ctosen
Stamp photos. 2 doz. 25c Olson
Others tell us that the process is
simpler and that the starfish simply
holds tiie shell tightly together un
til the oyster js smothered. As soon
my eyes for five nights."
"(lo in for boxing," replied his
friend. "The first time I tried it
mv eyes were closed for a week!"
At the Parmcle the moving pictures
are changed every night and the vaude
ville twice a week, every Monday and
Thursday. The price remains the
t Told of the Mstr v. vf General
Probably the most startling pic i
f news that was ever sent out into
the world was the announcement of
the massacre of General Custer and
his command in 187G. The terrible
news was bo unexpected that it came
like a bolt from a clear sky. It
brought a feeling of sickening hor
ror to the heart of every man who
read it or heard it on the 6trcet. It
passed from lip to lip as it became
known in the west and the cast.
There were friends and relatives of
the murdered men in all parts of
the nation, and the gallant com
mander was himself a national hero.
For two days the nation waited
breathlessly for information regard
ing the disaster additional to the
brief general announcement of the
calamity that had been sent out as
soon as the news was known in Bis
marck, N. 1)., which was then the
extreme northwestern office of the
telegraph company. That first mes
sage was a brief one; but, after all,
it told the whole story.
That message was a bit of "wire
talk" sent from Ttismarck to l argo
on the morning of July 5, 18T(. and
it said, "All the Custers are killed.'"
The message was sent by J. M. Car
nnhnn, manager of the Western
Union oflice in Missoula, and it was
thus that the news was first sent
eastward. From Fargo it was re
pented to St. Paul, and St. Paul
sent it, in turn, to Chicago, and
from there it was passed along to
cities, towns and hamlets, telling its
brief but terrible story tersely, but
There was but a single wire east
from lhsmarck in those days, and
government business had the first
call upon this; consequently Oper
ator Carnahan had only time to
flash forward this brief message of
general information before he was
compelled to begin the transniifsion
of the oflieial report of General
Terry to the war department. For
twenty-four hours he sat at his key
clicking off this mass of otlicial cor
All this time the eastern papers
were clamoring for news, but it
cou'd not be given to them. So per
sistent were these demands for news
that Mr. Carnahan obtained the
permission of Colonel Smith, the
member of Terry's staff who had
brought in the olhcial dispatches.
to make up a short "special" from
the information contained in the re
norts of the officers. This epecia
was 6cnt to the New York Herald
and is believed to be the first an
thentic news of the Rig Horn mas
sacre that was sent out, aside from
the official dispatches. Cincinnati
Dont Waste money on Holiday Gifts, it is not necessary. Useful
gifts are as welcome as any, and they are practical. We
advocate a Sensible Christmas and supply Seas
onable and Fashionable goods for gif h
Her Ungratified Wish.
I he old pensioned oil nurse of a
certain aristocratic family took a
mournful pleasure in the "In Mc
lnoiiatn" cards which were sent to
lier from lime to lime. On one oc
casion one of her former nurslings,
row middle aged, visited the old
il.iine and noticed the collection of
cards disp'ayed above her mantel
piece. "Ah. e-. 1 treasure thein all,"
fectivc. He was one ot the lorce of I sli,j the old nurse. "There, von V
insurgents in t!i -senate who succeeded j see. is your pore pa's, and there's
in bringing tint body lo a stricter .Vl';ir nted ma's, and here's' the ft
i- , , near mi.o i wins ami oim .oasiec i -ac
ranges, ami u i oiuv nan yours
behove I could die ippv!" ip
compliance with paily
He tVM( for tariff revision downward,
and what he and his associates failed
to get incorpoialed into law was in
part obtained by. the president in
conference on the bill, after which
Senator liurkett voted for its passage.
II.. Iui iI.I.t lii sluiulilei' vvitli
the president in favor of the demands I " roMt-v f' sl '
, ' . , , ,, . ...I it? London lde-rrapl:
of the west and of the masses with 1
Stout Party Are you n..av, sir,,
that you deliberately stuck voim
umbrella in my car la4 evening?
Little PilTei on Very careless of j
me, 1 am sure. I wiSndered what
bocamc of it, and would it be to
GOOD THINGS FOR THE BIG FEAST.
APPLES -For baking, for roasting, for pica, or for
eating out of hand, we have the best of the popular va
rieties, such as Jonathans, (ienitans. Hen Davis and (irinua
(iolden. They are nil well selected and clean stock. 20,
23 and 35c a peck.
CRANBERRILS. (iood I crrii . for the sauce or
jelly are just as improtant as ; good turkfy. We lane
just received a barrel of the large late keepers. They
are big, ripe and full of good, rich, tart pulp and juice.
10c per quart.
CURRANTS -Nothing short of the best is good
enough for Christmas cakes and puddings. Our currants
re good sized and well denned. 10c per package.
CELERY-Of course you want perfect celery. We
bve it. Nice, large stalks, and every pi ice good to cat
from leaf root. Very crisp, while ami juicy. 5 and
10c per stalk.
CRACKERS -Oyster crackeis, fresh, dean cm! cr.-p.
in bulk per pound 10c. Salted wafers for serving witu
salads or coffee, fresh ami i risp. lEc Lt:SI( cr ;atka(je.
Our cracker stock will nil i i new and fresh for ( hristmas.
DATES ISig. fat new datfs, right out of the box in
which they were packed at the date orchard. Fan's,
10c per pound. Pates this year are very line.
FIGS Your choice of the big. fancy imported washed
figs at 20c per pound, or I'J nz. package domestic tigs
FRESH GRAPES The new sweet and luscious
imported Malaga grapes are the big favorites at Christ
inas. Ilvcry one good. Per Pound 20c.
MINCE MEAT -The celebrated New Kngland "None
Such" mince meat for pics like mot In r used to make.
10c per package.
NUTS - The new crop is very uniform and very good.
Ther are feww poor ones among them. Large, soft shelled
Ilnglish walnuts, almonds and mixed nuts, 20 pound.
Large Missouri hickory nuts, 6 l-'l cents per pound.
Black walnuts, 25c per peck.
OLIVES - There is a certain tone and quality that
a dish of selected olives will give your dinner which cannot
be gotten any other way. Don't forget them. Mottled
olives of various kinds from 10 to 35c per bottle.
OLIVE OIL If you serve a salad of any kind you
will of course want some of that best olive oil. Our French
or Italian oil will fill the requirements perfectly. 25c
PICKLES Dills, sweet and sour, all the new cfrop.
Brittle and appetizing in flavor. 10 and 15c per dozen.
PUMPKIN Canned pumpkin ready for putting
into the crust after seasoning and adding, milk. Put up
from the finest custard pumpkin grown grown for the
purpose. 10 and 15c per can.
RAISINS For all purposes. Our best seeded rai
sins are 10 and 15c per package. Seedless raisins 10
and 15c per pound. Cluster raisins for table eating
20c per pound, put up in fancy table boxes. All our
raisins are selected stock.
SWEET POTATOES Nice, fat, Kansas yellow po
tatoes, just right for baking. 4c per pound.
CANNED VEGETABLES -You will probably want
some tomitoes, corn, peas, succotash or string beans.
We know you will want the best, and by the best we mean
the kind that will please Christinas appetites. Let us
supply you with our well known high grade brands.
FRUIT Fancy ripe golden yellow bananas, 20c
per dozen. Navel oranges, sweet and juicy, 15 to 10c
per dozen. Florida pineapples, 15c.
CHRISTMAS TREES AND DECORATIONS -Holly,
Magnolia, Kvergreen and Holly Wreaths.
PecnuM' of their utility no less than the spirit which
prompts the giving (if such a dcshable gift hosiery occu
pies a prt mine r.t place on the holiday list just now. (iet
the g'K d kind by Mipplying your needs here, 15c-25c-25c.
COAT SWEATERS FOR WOMEN AND MEN
In casting about for an appropriate gift for a lady
or man don't overlook coat sweaters. They are very pop
ular this :-eason mid useful as well. We have a line of coat
sweaters made of all wool, finely knitted and come in grey.
These sweaters are .'10 inches long, single breasted. They
come in all sizes and sell for S2.30.
EEBR0IDERY HOLIDAY GIFTS
No form cf a gift gives greater pleasure to an appre
ciative recipient than something the donor has made with
her ov.ii hands. For this and other obvious reasons, em
broidered pieces aie very popular as gifts. Those of you
who h,:;' si tnctl.i' ?. of the sort in mind still have time tov
tale the n:; 1 1 - : mk! finish si me dainty i.niclc that will
bring joy to a hiuo i n We :r' howing many new and
eiVc'tive idias not ".'.ely ;i, he duplicated later on.
GIVE MOTHER A NICE LUNCHEON CLOTH
Many u good housekeeper would appreciate a linen
luncheon eh th from a son or dauphli r or any other friend
or relative !'( :hi,t malt"'. At the linen counter we ;tc
di ing Ix ;'..'.! u! hiinh:;,:. iloths in drav.ii work at ?Sc
to SS.C0 and the embroidered ones at S2.C0 to SI .00 each.
HOLIDAY GIFT HANDKERCHIEFS
Cho'ne of lilerallv thousands of handken hii fs
holiday .dling- a bigger, bi tter and hi'o;wcr line than ever
before, and you know we have been handkerchief head
quarters in l'lattsmouth for many years. Lxtra good
values from 12c dozen to 50c each.
Are worn by most every lady and we have failed to
hear the lady yet who says she has too many. Why not
look at the line we are showing. We are sure the values
will surprise you. 69c to $3.00.
LADIES HOLIDAY NECKWEAR
Many n lady friend would appreciate a gift of one of
our new collars or bows. Our assortment is complete
now and we are sure you ca:i get just what you want
25c and 50c.
SUSPENDERS AND SOX
Why not give "T! Man" a pair of our suspenders
or sox or several pair for that matter! It's a safe bet you
would rather have one than almost anything you'll get,
so would he.
FOR THE MAN WHO SMOKES
Most folks have on their list a man who smokes
for most men smoke and enjoy it too.
Our collection of "Smokes'' afford a wide range of
selection, making it possible to choose just the rights ize
box at the right price something that will gi pleasure
alike to giver and receiver. Here you will find boxes
of 12 cigars at 50c, boxes of 'Ji at $1.00. boxes of ."() at
$2.00, and the best 10c cigar in boxdes of '.") at $2.00.
DON'T DELAY ABOUT BUYING
Less than two weeks till Christinas and what a lot
of things lo be bought yet in that time! Let out store be
your source of inspiration in buying presents for the young
sters, (iloves, mittens, stockinit caps, handkerchief.,
sweaters; these are all useful and practical holiday gifts.
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