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Budlnj."! Time Table.
K. T BOUND.
I ot'ut j Chicago 9:54 a.
I to Panne J-t II p.
.s-.et) to Pacillc Jot 2 -to j.
Cliicipo fust train B-oo y
Local U'-m Omaha ! 25 p.
Arrivtw tr.n Louisville ... 0 .
Stuh .front Oma!:a 1 Cu i
ocal from tYdur Creek
ami Louisville 7 10 a
Kut tram fur Lincoln. . s Hi a
lot al to Oiiibhn 1 "5s n in
SciiuyliT 3:20 p. m.
EXPLANATION OF DESTRUCTION
Of- SODOM AND COMORRAH
THE CHILD HEART WIIHIN US TYPE NEVER .FOUND
PussenKer to Kh.ikuh
city & St. Loui . . . 10-2 a.
K.C and St. K 12.03 a.
Local freight 10:25 a.
Locul freight. . . .
r, 03 p. m.
5 35 a. m.
2:30 p. in.
m l , .
IffiHia-M'ii' i"m;ii "ifla
to the line
of ii.i U'U
we carry and on wliiHi
we have built up such a
splendid trade. A larjre
selection of honest sroods
at honest prices won us
patronage of our best
customer. An you nr.n
of then:? If not, why
notV Wo please others.
We cat'i please you.
J. E. TUEY
He Las just received some
He also will convince you if
you call at his store that he can
fit you out with
in a very sati.ifaetory manner.
Sclentirt Satisfied Hj Hit Discovered
Agent ty Which the Two vVlcked
Cities Were Wiped from
Ellsworth Huntington, head of the
recent Yale expedition to raieBtine,
declares that he has verified the Ulble
Btory of Sodotn and Gomorrah.
"Hundreds of pages," he says In
Harper's Magazine, "have been writ
ten to prove that the story Is a
myth, or that the ancient towns were
destroyed by the bursting forth of
oil wells like those of Texas or Baku,
which sometimes are Ignited and
burn for days. Other hundreds of
pages have been devoted to proving
that Sodom and Gomorrah were or
were not at the north end of the Dead
sea, and that they were or were not
burled under the saline deposits at
either end of the lake.
"Among recent writers there seems
to be a tendency to . believe that
Sodom and Its sister town were prob
ably located at the south end of the
lake, where the name Usdom is
thought to represent Sodom, and
where Arab tradition now locates the
Ill-fated cities The means of their
destruction are believed to have been
tue oil wells mentioned above. This
rather unsatisfactory, conclusion has
been adopted largely because It has
been sunnosed that no volcano Is lo-
i cated in such a position that It could
have borne any part In the story
"According to the story in Genesis,
lvot and Abraham were at Hetuel, ten
miles north of Jerusulem, when thi ir
herdsmen quarreled nnd they decld' d
to Fernrate. 'And Lot lifted up Ins
eyes, and beheld all the Plain of the
Jordan, that It was well watered
everywhere, before Jehovah destroyed
Sodom and Gomorrah like the garden
of Jehovah, like the land of Egypt,
as thou goest unto Zoar. So Lot chose
him all the Plain of Jordan."
"Then the story goes on to the time
when 'Jehovah rained upon Sodom
and upon Gomorrah brlmotnne and fire
trom Jehovah out of heaveu whiU'
Lot fled to the near town of Zoar
He did not stsy long, but 'went out of
Zoar and dwelt in the mountain in a
"Having freshly read the story and
having looked over the strong argu
ments for locating the towns south
of the Dead sea and for believing
them to have been destroyed by some
thing In the nature of bituminous out
bursts. 1 was taken by surprise when
I visited the little ruins of Suwelmeh
and picked up bits of genuine scorlace
ous lava, while the sheikh who acted
as guide told the story of Sodom as
the story of Suwelmeh of Suwelm
The name may be a corruption of
"I went Into the mountains at once
from Suwelm in order to see where
the lava came from. As we climbed
the lower hills the sheikh noticed
that I picked up black pieces of lava
and broke them open.
Don t bother with those.' he said.
Tp here.' pointing southeast, 'there is
a whole mountain of black rock like
Though We May for a Time Forget
It, Certain It It It Never Quite
I think It was George MacDonald
who spoke of the child heart that liver
on, after the sunny roseate dayB of
childhood, In the heart of every one of
us human beings, even amid dark sur
roundings and through times of trial
and Fadness to our voices.
Still the sweet child heart Is there
although we forget it. it may be, for
a while, and only wake up to the fact
that it exists when we feel some throb
of gladness, such as when we gather
the first primrose, or catch the spring
song of the blackbird In the wood.
Then the child heart beats fast with
happiness, and we know that it is still
there, true as ever. And when we see
some pure little baby face, all fresh
from the tender touch of the great
Creator, does not the child-heart go
out In love to the wee wayfarer on
life's path? Ah, we should thank God
for the gift of youth youth even In
old age, hidden away In our hearts,
and yet Bmlling out whenever a re
sponsive chord Is touched.
Look at the business man, grown
old and weary in the ways . of the
He Is no longer young, and his brow
la furrowed with the Indelible lines of
care; but some day, as he passes by a
stall In the city, bis stern mouth re
laxes and bis eyes grow soft for a
moment, as he sees golden and white
crocuses and blue violets lying there
In the spring sunshine.
He thinks of his little flower, gath
ered by the angels, many, many years
ago his little, lovely child, with her
sweet voice and steadfast eyes!
And then his thoughts wander away
to the heaven where she loved to talk
and sing about, and he wonders If he
will ever meet her there. "Please
God!" he whispers to himself, as he
crosses the street to his office.
It is only the child-heart within
him, under the rugged exterior and
the toll of his work a day world, but
It makes his life brighter and more
hopeful all the same. Seattle Times.
NO SUCH THING AS A PERFECT
Yet, Ha Wa Hurt.
There hud lieeu a barroom tight, la a
frontier town. One man was fright
fully uiiingled with n bowle knife. The
surgeou Mid that he could not live
and described lilx condition lu the
technical terms of his profession, tell
lux of Injuries to certain eurt 11 aires
ninnlirniies. and so forth. Wbeu he
hud gone away a friend of the d.vluu
Uinu culled to Inquire If lie i-iia really
i danger, asking. "In .Mm mil h hurtr
"Is Jim Joyce tin r; I" repi; .1 ot:e of
the crowd. "Is Jlui hurt! . Iiy. man
the doc oays that nil of the l.ntlu jan
of his bowels Is gone."
The American illustrations the Il
lustrations of our numerous "best
tellers" and other stories of shorter
length have noticeably Improved In
quality In the last few years. The Il
lustrator has slowly but surely forged
ahead of bla old class and the average
work it much higher than formerly.
The Illustrator Is learning that his Il
lustrations have not always Illus
trated either In their adherence to
the printed text or Id method of
technique used In portraying his con
ception. He is learning that an illus
trauon of any real value must not
only Illustrate, but that his work
must have artistic value. With neither
of these necessary features, it Is, of
course, worthless .to the public, and
If It be merely an accurate Illustra
tion, merely a line or brush descrlp
tion of a scene or single thing, the
educated public wants.-, simplicity of
execution and as great a directness at
Is possible, and In many cases If the
illustrator cares not for artistic value
he should give way to the mechanical
draftsman and photographer.
Cleared by a Thumb.
me guilt or innocence of an army
veterinary surgeon, accused by a sol
dier of assault at Pontlvy. France,
rested on the question whether or not
the accused man forked his thumb
after the soldier bad accidentally In
nicted a slight wound. While M.
Berland, the veterinary surgeon, was
performing an operation on a horse's
leg at the barracks of the Second cav
airy regiment at Pontlvy, a trooper
who was holding down the horse inad
vertently scratched M. Berland's
hand, in consequence of the horse
moving suddenly. The surgeon ex
amlned the scratch, and then admin
istered a sound box on the ear to the
soldier, who received the punishment
in silence, but later complained to an
officer The court-martial spent con
slderable time in ascertaining whether
the choleric surgeon struck the troop
er suddenly, witnout reflection, as a
person might do after having a corn
trodden on, or whether the blow was
given deliberately, after Mr. Berland
had time to reflect. On learning tbtt
M. Berland did not stop to suck the
wounded thumb before boxing the
trooper's ear, the court decided that
the blow was not premeditated and he
Cruelty to Man.
With the advent of cold weather
women interested In the Pennsylvania
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals are active In their opera
tions to enforce the horse blanketing
ordinances. The other day a certain
young girl got into an embarrassing
situation through her eagerness to see
that all horses were properly cared
She was walking in Rlttenhouse
square when on the south side she
saw a delivery wagon standing by the
curb. The driver was nowhere In
sight and the horse was not blanketed
This well-meaning girl went up to the
animal and waited until the driver
should return. On his arrival she at
once began taking him to task for bis
negligence. He stood it patiently for
some time, then he began:
"Lady, you say that Bill, my horse
there. Is cold. Well, look at him. Do
you see that heavy coat he has? Do
you see how fat and healthy he looks?
You do. Well, now look at me. I've
got on a light summer coat, no vest
and this thin shirt. I'm warm enough.
I m not yelling over the cold. Whv
don't you get me a winter overcoat
Instead of butting In an' insulting a
perfectly comfortable horse?"
The young girl fled. Philadelphia
But, to Be Quite Fair In the Matter,
Writer Also Asserts That There j
It No Such Thing as a
A distinguished lecturer, who has
also won fame in the pulpit, is going
around the country describing the per
fect husband, and is received with de
lighted audiences of women. It Is
much to be regretted that men are not
In attendance We are not aware that
there are many perfect husbands In
the world, and If the learned lecturer
has some new jiolnts which will in
crease the serenity of the domestic
hearthstone the men should have
It does not seem to have occurred to
the women who are so enthusiastic
over this typical but unfound perfect
husband that be will never be happy
without a perfect wife. We admit that
as a rule women are better than men
In the largo morals of life, but the
perfect one has not been discovered.
Hence the domestic squabbles, hence
the divorce courts, hence these tears.
The perfect husband has a large load
to carry, and it Is much to be feared
that he finds life a burden at times
because of his lack of sympathy. rfThe
perfect wife, if she exists, is always
saddled on to human imperfection of
the male variety and much Is the fuss
made about It. Men are content, like
the humble beings that they are, to
take their troubles silently, but wives
feel that the world Is entitled to know
the burden of their sorrows.
All of which is slush, of course.
There Is neither a perfect man nor wo
man In the world, and It Isn't particu
larly desirable that there should be
until the general average of humanity
Is higher. What we want In this world
Is all the contentment, happiness and
entertainment that is possible and
laudable. It is impossible that there
should be a quiet home without fric
tion, but it is quite possible and essen
tlal that the difficulties be reduced to
The whole trouble with the matrl
montal situation to-day is that there Is
so little of the willing mind on either
side to seek an accommodation. In
married life there is a necessary com
promise between two Individual na
tures. Wise couples are willing to es
tablish a home based on mutual help.
The unwise couples rush to home and
mother and then to the divorce courts
People in this world who complain of
trouble have usually themselves to
blame. Most of the troubles we have
never happen, and such as occur may
for the most part, be avoided. The
perfect man and woman are not neces
sary, but the sensible man and wife
do not need the law or the prophets to
make them happy in their own home
It takes two persons always to make
a quarrel, and it Is easier to effect
happy compromise than most persons
Some people think married life
torment. If so, It is because they have
remarkable facilities for making it so
The world Is filled with happy homes
Passing Them Up.
"Come on, don't lot's stop here"
"Don't youse see detn signs on de
"Yes, but they're new ones on me.
"Dey means dut de lamliy ISvin
fcere Is meat strikers."
The Oasis of Jupiter Ammon.
81 w a, or Seewah. with which the
Egyptian government has fresh
trouble, it our old classical acquaint
ance the oasis of Jupiter Ammon,
whose oracle waa a formidable rival
to Delphi. The oracle grew dumb
about the time that the whisper ran
round the world, "Pan is dead;" but
this oasis is still a stronghold of re
Most of the Inhabitants, who rather
resemble the Chinese In feature, and
wear a perpetual scowl on their coun
tenances, belong to the Senussl sect
of Mohammedanism, and profess a pe
culiarly sour variety of Puritanism.
When not murdering Egyptian offl
clals tor demanding taxes they amuse
themselves by "outing" the minority
who refuse to join their denoinlna
The oasis of Slwa Is seldom visited
by Europeans, because the journey in
volves a three-weeks' camel ride
across the desert in which Carabysei
lost his army, with a good chance ol
getting knocked on the head at tht
finish. Among themselves the Slwesi
talk a dying Libyan dialect
What Constitutes a Scholar.
No longer will the best American
sentiment ratify such rebuffs to schol
ars as that which Benjamin Harrison
t . I I u 1 i -
imeiiueu Hiien oe spose or tnem as
students of maxims rather than of the
markets." The maxims of the modern
student in history, political science and
economics are worthy of attention Just
necause tney are based on a study of
markets a study looking farther in
both directions than that which the
Wall street broker bestows on hla tick
er. As Gov. Hughes says, some time
we are actually going to have a tariff
framed In accordance with expert
study. Our public men are not above
the need of counsel, and they take It,
but often from sources having only the
qualification of self-interest, and that
Is also a disqualification. They must
have the best, and welcome it. Democ
racy is most truly democratic when ll
recognizes and exalts the true aristoc
racy, the aristocracy of men who know
Its yesterday and the world's yester
day, and who concern themselves over
Its to-day, for other reasons than be
cause of the loaves and fishes there
may be In it for themselves. Toward
such advisers, the attitude of public
men should be always attentive, often
docile, sometimes obedient
We admit and regret the fact that
bngland Is far better known to our
trans-Atlantic visitors than Is the
I'nited States to British travelers.
We wish it were possible to extend
by any means among all persons of
tolerable means and leisure on this
side a personal knowledge of the re
public. If there Is a real danger It
lies In this, that after a few years our
experience or Ideas of the United
States tend to fall behind the facts.
For Americans belong to a country
which. If no longer so young as
was, Is still passing swiftly through
phase after phase of transition. Eml
gration decade after decade pours In
millions upon millions of alien men
They are received, absorbed, asslml
lated. But It is the greatest mistake
in the world to Imagine that In ac
(pilriug American characteristics they
contribute no Influence to American
society. They modify Insensibly, but
Inevitably, to a greater or less extent,
the collective psychology of the
United States as a nation. London
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A 8trange Dream.
On coming out from under the in
fluence of an opiate In the Presby
terian nospitai at Pittsburg, recently.
Mrs. Martin ORourke said she had
dreamed that her husband was dead,
and that his spirit entered her room,
beckoning her. She awoke screaming,
and It was some time before she could
be quieted. While Mrs. O'Rourke
dreamed that her husband was dead
she did not know that he really was
In hla coffin, and that sorrowing
friends were In the house at the time
The Schools of Massachusetts.
Massachusetts is evidently at a
critical period In Its educational career
and It la of the highest importance
that no mistake be made. The ten
dency of the times is toward magnify
ing the Industrial side of education.
There Is so much work to do, and the
demands of dally living and of the
fashions which the women feel that
they must observe are so Inexorable,
that the head of the family It hard
presed for the wherewithal to support
the material side of life, while the bet
ter side is generally neglected for the
Inferior. This domination or the In
ferior It the phase of education which
has to be met to-day. It Is a feeling
on the part of many people that the
first duty they have to perform is to
get enough to eat well, dress well, live
In a flrst-clast house, supplied with all
modern Improvements, and spend well
In the dally nonessentials which con
sume a great deal of money and bring
she awoke from her vision. Martin
O'Rourke was one of the victims of a .D very small returns other than gratl
street car wreck, and was killed while tlcatlon of pride.-Fltchburg Sentinel
on ma wo; iu ui nume wun medi
cine. His wire was then at the
O'Rourke residence and her condition
was such that It was deemed advis
able to keep her In Ignorance of his
death. She was removed to the hos
pital along with her three-weeka-clf
Infant, where the dreamed t
Helping Out the Company.
t.onaucior xou puuea the wrong
rope; another time, when you want
to get off the car, just notify me.
Passenger I didn't want to get off
I just wanted to ring up the last fare
that vou failed to register.
THE TAILOR'S SONG
Fit out at Frank's get a suit up to date,
Right in the fashion of woolens fint rate.
A suit that will fit goods sound as a bell,
No outside shops will fit you as well,
Keep track of Mac's good value he sells.
Mac builds good clothes garments all neat,
Chicago's ready made agents cannot compete.
Examine his line and prices all through,
Look him up for a suit, saves money for you.
Reliable goods, all through his line,
Order a suit for the on coming spring time,
You find value for money here every time. '
HWlllfl H'H"i i I I I IHtl l l I 1 1 Hit I I I I I I I I I-"
Our Coal is the best cool weather comfort
that you will be able to find in town. These
chilly fall winds ill soon turn into winter
and you will need the comfort that our coal
will give you. Better order early to avoid
disappointments when an extra
chilly day comes.
J. V. Egenberger j
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