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fome Notable Instances of Speed and
1 So fiir as the uint trustworthy
d:ltil s-lu'W. the niD.-t astounding
fejit of long litii! o riding was ac
complished by 'in American rough
rider, one r.arlii.'tir. who undertook
to proceed from New York to I'm-'
if, via Bering trait and Siberia, a!
total distance of some 1(5,000 miles.
He turned the triek in 1.000 davs. i
In the matter of speed and en
durance combined, there may be
cited two instance of horseman
ship during the reigns of Henry
VIII. of Kngland and his daughter,
Elizabeth. Wolsey, then a royal
chaplain and afterward the great
cardinal, achieved a remarkable
feat in a journey to the Nether
lands;, whither he went to see Em
peror Maximilian. leaving London
at 4 in the afternoon, Wolsey trav
eled by boat to (Jravesend, rode
through the night to Dover and
crossing to Calais, finished his jour-
uev on horseback. renchinr the em
peror that same evening. On the
following morning he posted back
to Calais and had reached Rich
mond by sunset, accomplishing the,
journey to Holland and back in
something over two days.
The other instance referred to
was that on the occasion of the
death of Queen Elizabeth. It was
then that Jfobert Cary hastily de
parted from London to carry the
news to the succeeding ruler, James
VI. of Scotland. Hiding out of
Whitehall a little after 9 o'clock on
a Thursday morning, Cary covered
15.1 miles, to Doncaster, ihat same
night. The :;ext day he proceeded
to his home at Witherington, where
he spent some time disposing of
important business, and did not
start for Edinburgh till the next
morning. Had not an accident be
fallen him he would have reached
the Scottish city by midnight. As
it was, he achieved the entire jour
ney of 400 miles within three days.
Just after the outbreak of the
Kaflir war Sir Harry Smith, carry
ing the news from Cape Town to
Grahamstown, covered 700 miles in
ix days, riding across a wild and
nearly trackless country.
1 he Germans are not generally
reputed to be good riders. But sev
eral years ago some oflicers of the
imperial army accomplished won
derful feats of horsemanship in
striving for prizes offered by the
emperor for long distance riding.
Many oflicers tried to ride from
Berlin to Vienna, a distance of 425
miles. The winner was Count
Staremberg, who completed the
long journey in seventy-one hours
and twenty minutes and was
awarded a prize of .$5,000 as well
as a silver bust of the emperor.
Staremberg's unfortunate horse did
not survive the run. New York
A Spoiled Climax.
Actors and actresses sometimes
meet with strange interruptions in
their most thrilling scenes.
Kichard Mansfield used to tell
grimly of a performance of "A Pa
risian Iiomanee." He was at his
best, he would say. that night. He
carried the entire audience with
him. And when bis great climax
came, when he lifted the last glass
of champagne to his lips and his
face twitched and his hand and arm
shook convulsively, splashing the
wine in all directions, there was a
profound silence, a thrilling horror,
in the house.
In this tense, breathless moment
a man in the gallery wm heard to
crv out in fierce indignation:
""Holy Mo-e-: Who was that spit
in mo eye ':"
"Hoar about Blenkinsop?"
"What about him?"
"Left his motor in front of his
oflice yesterday, wa3 gone half an
hour, and when he returned what
do you think he found?"
"No, my boy. Jolly pretty girl
sitting in it!" ,
"I see took his motor for some
one else's. What did Blenkinsop
do? Tell her to get out?"
"Not a bit of it! lie jumped in
and took her home with him."
"Great Scott! What did Mrs.
"She said. 'I'll call for you again
tomorrow, dear.' "Exchange.
Little Jack What did papa
mean by saying that he was captain
of this ship?
Ma Oh. that is only his way of
saving that he is head of the house.
Little Jack If pa is captain,
y then what are you?
, Ma Well. I suppose I am the pi
Little Jack Oh, yes! And then
I must be the compas9.
Ma The compass! Why the
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FOR SALE CHEAP-At Smith's barn,
Plattsniouth. Neb., a new cr.rriage.
Lady owning same has quit keeping a
horse. It must s. II. sw-tf
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OUR OLD TREES.
California's Giant Sequoiaa Antedate
The giant sequoia trees of Cala
veras county, Cal., are the oldest
living things on the face of the
earth. Not another thing that has
life in it but was germinated since
they began their existence. No one
knows exactly how old they are,
but some that have been felled in
dicate that they were more than
4.000 years oid. so that it is safe to
say that these large trees have been
growing for at least that length of
lime. One of them is estimated tf
be at least .1.000 years of age and is
still in a healthy condition ami
bids fair to live hundreds or even
thousands of years longer.
When the pyramids of Egypt
were built these trees were of good
ly size. When Home was founded
they would have furnished beams
for the bridges. The temples of
ancient Greece and Assyria might
have been decorated with their
One cannot behold these gigantic
trees without a feeling of awe at
the ephemeral existence of things
in general. There they stand,
themselves young in the record of
the world, yet the n lest living
things upon the face of the earth.
All else that was alive when they
came into existence has perished.
Empires have sprung u:. flourished,
died since these spMiits poked
their tender hem's above the soil.
Colossal monuments of art have
crumbled into dust. Races have
evolved, prospered, perished and
been forgotten since they first bud
ded in their youth; continents
have been changed, mountains have
been formed, the confines of the
seas have been altered by erosion
or by earthquake; lakc3 have
come into existence and dried up.
Hardening back to the days of their
youth, it is a new world which they
behold at this time.
As for the life of man himself, a
mere breath compares with theirs.
It is a pruid family that traces its
ancestry back for a dozen genera
tionsfor a couple of hundred
jcurs. The royal houses of the
world are sometimes able to trace
their lineage for a thousand years,
when it is lost in the dim light of
uncertainty. Yet here stands the
monarchs that have waved their
plumes in triumph for many times
as long as the oldest of the royal
Man is born and obtains his
growth, he struggles and suc
cumbs, his body is given to the
worms, his bones are pulverized
into dust, his very name and place
forgotten and other generations
come upon the scene, yet these
trees go about their way of living,
gathering up the moisture and tho
chemicals and building them into
wood and bark and leaves, appar
ently unmindful of the passing of
time. Duvton News.
1 IN COUNTY COURT.
State of Nebraska,
j Cass County.
In the matter of the estate of Mary
I A. Tucker, deceased:
i To all persons interested:
Yon are hereby notified that a
.hearing will be had upon the petition
for the appointment of an adminis
trator of above estate, before this
court, at Phittsmouth, in said county,
on tin1 7th day of January, 1!U0, at
9 o'clock a. in. All objections, if
any, must lie filed on or before said
dav and hour of hearing.
ALLEN J. BF.KSON,
70-0 County Judge.
Akin Kcrrli. ilt-fi-niliint, will tukp notice tlmt
on the fourth liny of AiiKiist. lllOll. Aln Kt-rrU
pluimlir.lllcil lit-r petition in tho district i-ourt
of Chkh county. Ni-hnixka, aKiiinst. thti il-fi-iil-ant,
tht'olilii t mill prnyor of which Ik toomluin
a decree of divorce from tho ImmhIs of niutrt
nioiiy, iiml for tho custody of her children, to
wit: Kihel Clitlr and Kenneth, and for nucIi
other relief lis equity may require.
Yon lire rootdrod to answer nhIiI petition on
r In-fore the l';itli Uuy of DwiiiImt, I'M'X
Ily her Attcrm-y. M. Archer
Stat of Nehra-ska.
kh. In County Court
County of Cuss.
In the matter of tho estate of Zeruli W. Colo,
To all persons Interested:
Von ure hen-liy notified that there will
Im- a hearing upon the llnal report of the ad
ministrator of tho aliovo i-staie and his peti
tion for llnal settlement lieforo this court in
the county eotirt room at I'liittsinoutli in
wild nniiity, on the 24th day of Dooemlx-r,
UN Ml. at o'clock a. m.
That all objections. If any, must ho tiled
on or hefore Mild day and hour of heartiiK
Witness my hand and the seal of suid
eonrt this 1st day of Dis-eniher. HUM.
INK.U..) AIXKN J. IIKKSOX.
;0-(l County JitOu".
.State of Nebraska,
SS. In County Court.
In the matter of the estate of Jacob K. Hten
Notice Is hereby given that the eredltors of
said deceased will mis-t tho administratrix of
said estate, before nic, Courtly Judge of Cass
county, .M-nraskii, at tne county court room
In i'liittsmouth. In said County, on the 11th
day of December, '.lli. and on the Mill day
of Juno, HMO, at n o'clock a. m., each day for
the purposo of presentlnir their claims' or ex
amination .adjustment and allowance.
Six months are allowed for tho creditors of
said deeeased to present their claims, and ono
year for the admlnislrator.to settle said estate,
from tho 11th day of December, 11)011.
Witness my hand and tho seal of sulci Coun
ty Court, at I'liittsmouth, .Nebraska, this Uith
day of November, num.
01-8 Allen .1. Heeson,
(SEAL.) County Judso.
In the District Court of Lancaster
In the m liter of the appllcation'of
Koxanna llartsook. guardian of
the person and (-slates of Irl J.
Howie and Marguerite I.. Sowle.
minors, for license to sell real es
tate. Notice Is hereby given that in pursuance
of an order of Allien J. Cornish, ono of the
judges of the district court of Lancaster
county, Nebraska, made on tho Illicitly of
Dis-ember. I HIM, for tho sale of the real es
tate hereinafter deserilH-d' tlx re will bo soli I
at the First National Hank comer In the
village of Cirociiwoo I. Cass county. Nebras
ka, on the 41 Ii di.y of January. 1(110. at 2
o'clock p. m. of said day, at public vendue
to the highest bidder for cash, tho following
described real estate, lo-wlt: The undlvidi-d
two-fortieths (2-IO) of tho following:
l.otn two hundred and twenty-nine :r2'i)
two hundred and thirty C!:t(l) and two hundred
and thlrtv-one (2:il) In the village of (iroon
wimmI, Cass county, Nebraska.
The west half or tho southwest quarter of
section alx ii. tunliii eleven fill, range nine
In l 'ass county. Nebraska, except the right
of way of the railroad running across said hind,
containing W "O-lon acres.
Said saio w ill reiiiniii open one hour.
(iunrilian nf the. -rsnris and estates of Irl J.
Sowle ai.U Marguerite I. Sowle, minors.
NOTICE OF SALE UNDER CHATTEL
Notice Is hereby plven that by virtue of
a chattel mortgage, dati-d the 24th day of
February. llMis, and duly lllod in the ntlloe of
the County Clerk of Cass County, Nebraska
tho 2.rith day of February, lHO", and executed
by White llros., Charles I.. White and Paul
A. White, partners, to K. H. 1. Voorhoes,
to secure the payment of the sum of Two
Thousand Four Hundred and Seventy-One
and 70-IOO Dollars (S2.47l.70). and upon
which them is now duo the sum of Two
Thousand Throe Hundred and Ninety Dollars
(12.3110.00), default having been made In t In
payment of said sum, and no suit or other
proceeding at law having been Instituted to
recover said debt, or any part thereof:
TIIKKKKOKK, I will sell tho property
therein dcscrilicd, to-wit: slock of hardware,
furniture, tinware, stoves, sjiclf goods,
everything curried In Ntoek In the store known
as llurr lltiilding. In the villuge of (in-cn-wood,
Cass County, Nebraska.: also all Im
plements twine, fencing, store fixtures in
said building, and in basement: also all notes
and book accounts taken for sale of said
stock, at public auction at the llurr lluililiiifc.
In tho village of Oroonwood, County of Cass,
State of Nebraska, on the Hist day of Jan
uary. 11)10, at a o'clock p. in. on said day.
7J-81 K. S. IJ. VOOUIIF.F.H,
IN COUNTY COURT.
Slate of Nebraska,
In tho matter of tho estate of Mary Morgan,
To all persons Interested:
You are hereby notified that there will be
a hearing upon the pctitlon of W. H. Askwlth,
filed in this court, for the appointment of
an administrator of above estate, on the 22nd
day of January, 1U10. at U o'clock a. m.
That all objection, if any. must lie filed on
or before said day and hour of hearing.
Witness my hand and the seal of the County
Court of Cass County, Nebraska, this IMrd
day of December, I HOW.
(SEAL.) ALLEN J. I1EF.SON.
74-Vtt County Judge.
IN COUNTY COURT.
State of Nebraska,
In the ii. alter of the estate of James Ii.
Cat hey. deceased:
To all persons Interested:
You are hereby not Hied that W. H. Puis,
tho administrator of above estate, has tiled
in this court his report and petition for flnal
settlement of said estate. That a hearing
will bo had upon said petition la-fore this
court, ut I'lattsmouth. In said county, on
the 22nd day of January. UUO. at 10 o clock
a. m. That all objections to said petition. If
any, must he tiled on or before said (lay and
hoiir of hearing.
Witness my hand and the seal of the County
Court of said County this 2Slh day of Decem
(SKAL.) ALLEN J. HEESON,
74-71) County Judge.
HVCH A. MYERS,
O mil hi, A'f6,
German St. Paul's Church.
Services tomorrow as on New Year
iu the morning at 11:30.
Next Sunday we have Sunday school
at 9:30 a. in.
Services at 10:30 in the morning
The Jungend bund lias the meeting
in the evening at 7:30.
I NUTS AS FOOD.
I Thy Contain Little Water and Much
Fat and Protein.
The edible portion of nuts, with
few exceptions, is very concentrat
ed food, containing little water and
much fat. In general nuts arc also
rich in protein. Those ranking
highest in this nutrient, the piguo
lia, a variety of pine nut imported
from Spain, with 33.1) per cent; the
peanut, with L'!.8 per tent, and the
butternut, with 2M per cent pro
tein, surpass most ordinary animal
or vegetable foods' in this respect.
The almond, beechnut and pista
chio, with 21.4 per cent, 21.8 per
cent and 22. G per cent respectively,
compare favorably with dried le
gumes. The Urazil nut contains
17.4 per cent protein, the filbert
1G.5 per cent, the walnut 18.2 per
cent, the hickory nut 15.4 per cent,
the pine nut 14.0 per cent, the pe
can 12.1 per cent and the dry chest
nut but 10.7 per cent. The dry
acorn, fresh chestnut and cocoanut,
with 4.4, C.4 and G.G per cent re
spectively, are not as rich in pro
tein a bread.
Of iho nut here included the
richest in fat is the pecan, with an
average of 70.7 per cent, hut seven
other varieties the lirazil nut,
butternut, eandlcnut, filbert, hick
ory nut, pine nut and walnut con
tain upward of GO per cent. The
almond, cocoanut and pistachio
yield between 50 and GO per cent
cf this nutrient. The beechnut,
peanut and pignolia contain about
CO per cent. In other words, in
thirteen of the varieties of nuts ap
pearing in the foregoing table hnlf
or more of the edible portion is fat
Only a few of the commonly
used nuts yield any notable
amounts of total carbohydrate mat
ter, the dry chestnut, with 73 per
cent, rating highest. Beechnuts,
pine nuts and peanuts have about
18 per cent. The quantity of starch
found is, with some exceptions,
quite small, ranging from 3 per
cent in the beechnut to 27 per cent
in tho chestnut. Department of
The Word Grotesque.
"Grotesque" is derived curiously
from the word "grotto." Ancient
Roman families often had artificial
grottoes in their grounds, and
these were decorated with quaint
paintings and whimsical figures,
such as we should term "gro
tesque." Commonly these were
fanciful and incongruous combina
tions of parts of plants or animals.
Conspicuous examples of the gro
tesque in classical art were the cen
taur, a horse's body joined to a
man's head and shoulders; the grif
fin, a monster combining a lion and
an eagle, and Scylla, a sea monster
with a woman's head and a Csh's
tail, a peril, as ancient poets sang, to
mariners sailing between Sicily and
Italy. ' In mediaeval times her place
in grotesque art was taken by the
mermaid, a more poetical fancy.
The middle ages used the gro
tesque chiefly in ecclesiastical gar
goyles, tho best of which are the
"devils" of Notre Dame referred to
in Victor Hugo's "Quasimodo."
The idea of the devil as a man with
horns, hoofs and a tail is probably
drawn from grotesque art.
The Landlord's Name.
Sir Kdward Millet's memoirs
give the following as Bismarck's
favorite story: "A traveler in the
shires rested at noon at a wnyside
hostelry and took luncheon. When
it wa finished lie asked for his bill.
The landlord brought it to him.
After casting a glance at it ho look
ed at the bonifaee and said. 'What
is vour name?' Mv name.' replied
the landlord, 'is Partridge.' 'Ah,'
said the traveler, 'by the length of
your bill 1 should have thought it
would !iae'bcorj Woodcock "'
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
State of Nebraska,
KS. In County Court.
In the matter of the estate of Peter Hauc-n.
Notice Is hereby given that tho creditors of
said deceased will moot the administrator
of said estate, before mo, County Judge of
Cass County, Nebraska, at tho County Court
room In I'lattsmouth, In said county, on Jan
uary 2!)th. 11110. and on July amh. HH0, at
It o'clock a. m. each day. for tho purpose of
presenting their claims for examination, ad
justment and allowance.
Six months from the 29th day of Jan
uary, 11110, are allowed for the credluirs of
said deceased to present their claims, and ono
year lor tne administrator ui settlo said
estate, from the 21lth day of January. 11110.
Witness my hand and seal of said County
Court, at I'lattsmouth, Nebraska, this 2!Hn
day of December. 11MI1I.
(SEAL.) ALLEN J. HEESON,
74-M County Judge.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
State of Nebraska.
ss. In County Court.
In tho mat tor of the estate of Catherine Kaui-n,
Notive Is hereby given that the creditors
of said deceased will meet tho administrator
of said estate, before me. County Judge of
Cass County, Nebraska, at the county court
room In I'lattsmouth, in said county, on
January V'Mh, ISIIO, ami on July .'KM h. lull), at
0 o'eliH-k a. in., each day, for tho purpose of
presenting their claims for examination,
adjustment and allowance.
Six months from the 21ith day of January,
1010, ore allowed for the creditors of said
deceased to present their claims, anil ono year
for the administrator to settle said estate,
from tho 2'.nh day of January, HMO
Witness my hand and w-al of said County
Court, at I'latUmouth, Nebraska, this 2Utb
dav of December, 11I0U.
(SEAL.) ALLEN J. BKK80N,
74-bl County Judge,
Cushion Sole Shoes!
(iood Health demands that your feet be
warin,-t!ry mid comfortable.
Kvcry sensitive Toot
Cushion Sole Shoe.
In our Cushion Sole Shoes, your Feet rest up
on a soft insole of fine felt, covered with Kid,
under which is a layer of cork, covered by a
pood Oak tanned outer sole. This keem the
feet above the cold and damp street.
We have the I'lorshcini Kushion Sole for men
at $5,00, and the Acme Cushion Sole Shoes for
women at $3,50 in all sizes.
If Your Feet TroubleiYou, Here's Relief.
Fetzer's Shoe Store.
A COLUMBUS STATUE.
The Story of a Brati Founder's Tram
formation of Gambrinua.
A story is told of a brass founder
who was one day visited by a friend
acting as agent for one of the cities
of Central America. The agent
asked what it would cost to east n
Btatue of Christopher Columbus for
the public square of the city. The
amount was far in excess of the
sum which the man had at his dis
posal. Ho was about leaving in de
spair of being able to secure the
statue when the brass founder said:
"Come back in tho junk yard and
let us see what can be found there."
lie went back, and the brass
founder showed him - a colossal
statue of Garnbrinus, recently re
moved from the front of a large
brewing establishment. Under his
feet rested a beer keg, in his hand
was a large and overflowing schoon
er, his beard was long and shaggy,
and about his brow was wreathed
a garland of barley and hops.
"Why, this will never do," said
tho commissions merchant. "I wan)
a statue of Columbus."
"Wait until 1 have touched this
one up. Come back in about a week
and see what you think of it. If it
Buits you, you can have it for the
amount you have at your disposal."
As soon as the visitor bad gone
the brass founder set two men at
work on the figure of Gatnbrinus.
They removed the beer keg from
under his right foot and placed
there an anchor and a coil of rope,
from his hand they removed the
goblet and substituted a globe, with
the continents traced on it; from
his brow they took the wreath of
barley and hops and substituted a
wreath of laurel and then proceeded
to trim up his whiskers. The finish
ing touch consisted in putting at
the base of the statue "Cristoforo
When tho commission merchant
came he was delighted with the fig
ure and, purchasing it, shipped it to
the Central American city, where
it adorns the public square and is
looked upon with veneration by the
citizens of hat town. New Yorl
x And be Happy J
i John Durman
! Expert Blacksmith
Has taken charge of the Wil
liam Puis Blacksmith Shop
4 1-2 miles west of Murray.
I All kinds of Fine Horseshoe-
f ing and all! kinds of Black- I
1 smlthlng.JJJatisfaction guar- f
, , aniceu.
Call cn Him.
vi l l i im i ii l -IH 1 I M H
should be housed in a
Dorothy, the small daughter of a
busy fanner, had gone out to help
her sister keep a largo herd of cat
tle from a cornfield adjoining the
meadow. Shortly before dinner sho
came into the house flushed and ex
cited. "Oh, mamma," she exclaimed
breathlessly, "I got so mad at that
old cow that I just swore at her!"
"Why, Dorothy," said tho shocked
mother, "you shouldn't have dono
that. What did you say?"
"I called her an old brute I" Wo
man's Home Companion.
The Peraonal Argument.
"Do you think tho world is grow
ing better, George ?"
"Do 1 understand that you want
mo to decide whether I am a better
man than mv father or not?'
"Oh, I don't know. Are you a
better woman than your mother?"
"Why, of course not. How ab
surd!"' "Then how do you expect the
world to grow better when you fail
to help it along?"
"George, you are very rude."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
HATT & SON
Eggs and Cream
On sale every firt and third
Tuesday in each month to every
part of the Southwest.
Hugh Norton, Agent.
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