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The mystery surrounding the ion
flirting and confusing dlapatibfg re
ceived from the war orrespondrnts In
South Afrtra during the progress of
the Invasion of llo territory by the
llrltlsh 1.9 solved hf Julian Ralph in
the London Dally Mail. He lays the
blame to the reruors of war news, all
of whom mibjected the correspondents
to the moht hiKnlllaling trials and an
noyances woe! they attempted to
fiend news to their papers. He states
that one coii!d not Imagine to what
depth censorship had fallen In the
llritinh Army before Ird Roberts
took supreme command. War corre
spondents, men who had become fam
ous the world over for their ability In
that line and their fearlessness dis
played in many deadly conflicts, were
subjected to the whim of a common
place man In gilt buttons and snub
bed In the bargain in an attempt to
perform their duties. In speaking of
E. F. Knight, the peer of modern war
correspondents and the author of
"Wiere Three Kmplres Meet." Mr.
Ralph said: "There Is no abler vr
braver man or more experienced writ
er among the purely technical corre
spondents than he. He Is as great in
his line as any general under the field
marshal, and greater than most, for
he has been in the glare of the search
light of public scrutiny during 13 wars,
and no flaw has been found in him. To
him Lord Methuen said, I am proud to
have you with my army.' For the av
erage army officer to pas3 judgment on
what Mr. Knight sends home is gro
tesquely ridiculous and for such an
officer to needlessly hamper him in his
vork is an impudent and flagrant mis
use of power."
During the operations of the British
Army around He Aar the correspond
ents began to believe It hopeless to at
tempt to get anything through to their
papers or the public. They were tn
rou raged to write dispatches so that
the censor might amuse himself by
tossing them Into his wastebasket ev
ery night for a fortnight without ever
"warning the writers of their fate. At
last becoming desperate they Inquired
of the censor If there was any news
Tie would pass. He replied, "yes; you
may describe the sandstorm. The peo
The "Precious Records," a work that
came into existence at some indefinite
date about the tenth century and
which is supposed to supplement the
teachings of Confucius, gives in full
detail everything the Chinese sinner
may expect to have happen to him
when hi3 soul arrives In Hades in s
sedan chair and is formally received
there by the "God of Fate." Hades is
conducted like a state department, and
is divided into so many halls of judg
ment, each with Its president, staff of
officials, and specified number of hells.
The decrees of every president and the
penalties in every hell are so minutely
given that there is no danger of a mis
taken address for any soul, although
It is recorded that one virtuous man
was cut off in the prime of sanctity,
and his soul conducted to the hall of
judgment by the blunder of a demon
who wa3 severely reprimanded. There
is no red tape in this administration,
and rewards and punishments are al
lotted with scrupulous care. It some
times happens that the merits of an
accused soul exactly balance his of
fenses, and he 13 then allowed another
chance, and begins life again with ex
cellent opportunities of well-doing. If
hi3 acceunt does not stand to his cred
it, he may be born again to deformity
or intolerable disease. People thus af
flicted In China are believed to have
misconducted themselves in a pre
vious life. There are inducements to
virtue as well a3 punishments for vice.
If a woman should please the gods in
one stage of existence she may be
born a man in the next. According to
Chinese philosophy the principle of
good is male and the principle of evil
In view of the fact that the efforts
of the powers to restore peace in
China may result In the ultimate dis
memberment of the Flowery Kingdom.
It is well to bear in mind several in
fluences which will tend to keep China
First, she has survived many other
shocks, some of which were a severe
as this, notably the brief wars with
Japan, France and England, and
former rebellions. Second, the pow
ers of Europe and Japan are keenly
Jealou3 of each other and will admit of
no division ttat 13 not satisfactory.
They may even become engaged in in
teraaticcal war and China be the least
suffers Third, the United States,
which la a way holds the key to the
orl situation, is opposed
" :iinioa of territory. vfcfl ct
Brlt&la &t n- Gl2tft?n te same
attlueta &9h0l lAaxm Is a larct ele-
r very ble mea 2a cama, a-
WRITERS GREATLY HAMPERED
ple ut home would like to read about
It." A better perspective of t his out
rage may le gained when it is known
that th duty of a censor is to advise
and fcsaiKt the war correspondents not
to iiapcde their work, according to the
text books of the array. It was at the
nam place that the story of'a ran
ner from Kimberley was destroyed by
the censor simply llec&ute he did not
believe It. though It did not criticise
or betray any military movements
the only ground upon which a message
can be justly refused uuder military
rulings. Of his treatment at Orangw
liver Mr. Ralph says:
"It was at Orange river that a cen
sor kept for 24 hours an unsealed let
ter written to the little general in
command of my camp at home. Oh;
how I boil when 1 think of that hu
miliation! I was new to the British
army, and took for granted the useless
ness of resenting whatever might be
fall me in the hands of these carelessly
appointed, wholly unfit censors. Thank
goodness! the time was soon to come
when I was to see that this petty ty
ranny could not stand against the
slightest assertion of the greater pow
er of a weil behaved, intelligent corre
spondent who knew, and meant to in
sist upon, his rights. And there lies
the kernel In the nut. The press must
send to future wars men whose asser
tion of Intelligence and self-respect Is
a natural outcome of their personal
character; who when they say 'I have
the public behind me, must be seen to
be fit representatives of the best that
the public comprises."
But with the coming of Lord Rob
erts to take command of the forces in
the field a very favorable change for
the correspondents came about. His
first Injunction to them was: "Gen
tlemen, go where you like and write
what you please. Your letters will not
be censored. Criticise whatever de
mands it, for in that way I can learn
what mistakes are being made."
It so happened one day recently that
twelve men met In the town of Somer
set, Pa., each of whom had filled the
office of register and recorder in that
county within the last fifty-seven
is female. The lady who has the privi
lege cf changing her sex In a new life
must, therefore, feel highly flattered
by the favor of the immortals. '
There is no litigation in the hall3 of
judgment, for no soul dreams of dis
puting the "Precious Records.". The
ledgers of Hades are kept most punc
tiliously, and as the sacred text re
marks impressively, "there is no de
ception." By way, however, of pre
venting any cantankerously litigious
soul from raising difficulties and wast
ing the president's time, there is a
simple but effectual ceremony at the
door. When received by the "God of
Fate" the soul is offered a cud of tea,
which induces "forgetfulness." The
halls of judgment are very severe on
suicides, unless the suicide has been
committed for some virtuous reason.
A debtor sometimes takes his life to
spite an importunate creditor, who has
to defray the funeral expenses and
compensate the family of the deceased.
The hall of judgment will decide
whether the suicide was due to op
pression or to a mean spirit of re
venge. Unfilial conduct is about the
worst offense with which a soul can be
laden; but the most dutiful son can
not escape if he has defrauded the gov
ernment or neglected to pay taxes.
Quacks are sternly treated, but the
worst fate of all bef?.lls the scoffers
people who openly mock the "Prec
ious Records." There is a terrible
story of what befell certain priests
who ordered copies of the "Yu-LI" to
be burned. Liars have a very dis
agreeable portion in this world as
well as others. There is a certain tem
ple where an idol devotes itself to the
function of striking liars dead.
Elements Which Will Tend
to Keep the Chinese
spite common opinion to the contrary,
that have sufficient statesman-like
qualities to govern China wisely and
successfully. These would be support
ed by a considerable part of the popu
lation that is ready to take active In
terest in public affairs. If there be no
danger of political exile or punish
ment. Who can doubt the ability of
such men, for Instance, as the eminent
Chinese minister at Washington to
take the lead in guiding China out of
her present difficulties? Fifth, it will
be found that China's particular weak
ness in the present trouble is the lack
of national police, or of organized
forces of law and or&eei smA tat f
well-trained trar. 2 sS had po
staged e?52 ea trustworthy, weS
?dsx?71aeci force usder foreign oft
cer, the present riot3 could have been
put down at the moment and place mt
inception. The rest of the world wool
hardly have noticed the dietarbnnee.
Little Liver Pills.
CSust Dear denature of .
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Cups and saucers are never used for
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Use Magnetic Starch it has no equal.
Evil communications corrupt good
Beautiful. Fin Linen
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Btarch." All grocers 10c a package.
Dig Their Potatoes Ready Baked.
Near Blnghampton, N. Y., farmers
are digging baked potatoes from tbeir
fields. And that is not a hot weather
yarn either. The farms in question
adjoin a peat bog and the peat runs
back under the land. Recently the
bog took fire from some source and
ha3 been burning ever since. In places
the fire has worked back under the
potato patches and the potatoes have
been nicely roasted in the ground.
I am sure Plso's Cure for Consumption saved
my life t'aree years ago. Mrs. Thos. Robbihs,
Maple Street, Norwich, N. Y., Feb. 17. 1900.
A God speaks softly in our breast;
softly, yet distinctly, shows us what
to hold by and what to shun.
Best for tbe Bowels).
No matter what ails you, headache
to a cancer, you will never get well
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CASCARETS Candy Cathartic, the
genuine, put up In metal boxes, ever
tablet has C. C. C. stamped on it. Be
ware of imitations.
Greater Sights at Home.
Many Americans leave home to go
to Europe every year to see sights
which are discounted by those at
home. They express great wonder at
the cog railway up the Rigi Kulm,
which runs a distance of four and a
half miles, while by going to Pike's
peak they may ride on one eight and
three-fourths miles long. The ascent
of the former is 4.072 feet, that of the
latter is 8,10.0 feet, an average of 846
feet per mile, the maximum grade" be
ing 1,320 feet.
Seven presidents of the United
States have been Masons. ,
There are 3,064 language? and. dia
lects spoken in the world.
BOSTON IDEA OF HUMOR.
Mrs. Gray He Isn't compelled to
visit such places.
Fuddjr Billington Is always boast
ing of the intelligence of his dog
Mrs. Greene Yes, young Stoughton
does frequent drinking saloons,, but I
don't think he does it because he
likes It.' :
Uncle George You seem to have no
trouble eating that bread and milk,
Johnny, although you said this morn
ing you'd rather starve than eat It.
Duddy Doubtless the dog seems in
telligent in the Billington household,
but I should think Billington would be
tho last persen on earth to admit such
a thing. '
Little Johnny Uncle George, I am J
surprised at you. You ought to know
that one's opinions change with a
change in the point of view. When I
said this morning that I wasn't hun
gry. It Is ever a cause for alarm lest the
infant In his predilection for putting
things in his mouth will put something
into it that will do him a serious in
jury. But just think of the things that
are likely to come out of that mouth
when baby gets to man's estate.
Mrs, Greene No, I suppose not, ex
cept in a conventional sort of a way.
But, as I said, I don't think he enjoys
entering saloons. I happened to see
him the other day as he went Into
one and afterward when he came out.
When he went In he looked terribly
glum, showing that he was doing
what was not agreeable, but when he
came out he was as cheerful a yon
please, showing of course, that he was
glad to make his escape from the
Safe M IMSgySSWyeB
a machine as was never
Mention Mo. S3 If yon have any
3 Ttmt write yoeraaroe Malady
1 aaa we will
lleend this drop head
road sSatloa. Pbspatim all
In any exoerttoeaanliM Ik
bairsala yna erer Beard of. nay
ftte not perfectly amttx'aotory
se i ii "- mmmimm it. In mmmM
- w iTT I a
aijt o-v MMtndeallMliestUMiudWiiitnuiT town east of Rocky Sionntalns tor
she Xu. BS r In ear sew
Te Cm ITV
Another "RnnM Ostrich" Ilor.
John Fasel, "tbe human ostrich," is
dying In a Brooklyn hospital. Last
January he was operated on and 128
pins, twelve horseshoe nails, twelve
lath nails, five files, three keys, one
ring, three brass chains and a thirteen
Inch iron chain removed from his
stomach. He again took to eating nails
and will probably not live.
FITS Permanently runxi. !IonrirTniniimn
f rvt day's ue t It. Kline' tireat Kcrvv Kmlurrr.
to ud f..r FKRK '.IH) trial bottle and trrau.
be. It. H. bill, Lu., Ml Arch St., 1 hliaOalvaua, tm.
Did a Hornpipe at 103.
Dancing is not an amusement mo
nopolized alone by the young and friv
olous. Mrs. Phoebe Crabb, of Nor
walk. Conn., is 103 years old. and she
is suffering from rheumatism brought
on by that amusement, uncle Billy
Kipperly, of Fort Scott, Kas., who is
93, broke his leg recently while doing
Held Him a flog-as Workman.
A curious Illustration of the sharp
ness of class lines in England came up
the other day, when a small florist go
ing to London for purchases, was ar
rested for traveling on a "working
man's ticket." He declared that he
was a workman, but the court held a
different view, and fined him.
We are the Nebraska selling agents
for the Union Carbide Co., manufac
turers of Calcium Carbide for making
Acetylene Gas. Order your supplies
from us. Pacific Storage and Ware
house Co., 912-914 Jones St., Omaha,
Lots of hair, which often man the prettiest face,
prevented by Park ten's Hair Balsam.
UiuiKouJt)i, the best cure fur euros. IScta.
Missionary obligation rests not on a
ministry, but on manhood.
Car-tor's Injc Is Sclentitically
compounded of the best materials. If jour
dealer does not keep it he can get it for you.
We ought not to judge of men's mer
its by their qualifications, but by the
use they make of them.
Your clothes win not crack if you
use Magnetic Starch.
'Tis not what a man does which ex
alts him, but what man would do.
If you let conscience sleep now it
will make up for it by and by. -
For starching fine linen use Magnetic
The first Europeans entered China
in 1517 A. D.
HO! FOR OKLAHOMA!
Congress has anthoiized tbe famous Ktowa-Coman-che
reservation (S.OUO.OUO acres) opened, under tbe U.
6. Homestead, Townslte snd Mining Laws. Morgan's
Manual, (Standard Authority), (210 pares), describes
these lands, tells hsw to Initiate snd perfect claim 10
valuable FARMS, TOWN LOTS, and MINERAL
LANDS. Price, with fine Sectional Map, S1.00. THE
KIOWA CHIEF (devoted to icwi and Information
about these lands) sent, one year, for Si. 00. Win con
tain Proclamation, filing" date of opening. Paper (one
jt.) Manual, and Map all for S1.T5. With tbe above
will he mailed FKKK, 100 page Illustrated book on
Oklahoma. A ire n la wanted. Address, Dick T. Mor
gan, Land Attorney, Perry, Okla. .
The total amount of money coined
by all of Queen Vctoria's predecessors
on the throne was $1,025,000.
A dyspeptic is never on good terms with him
self. Something is always wrong. Get it right
by chewing Ueeman's Pepsin Gum.
The great wall of China, portions of
which are still in evidence, wae com
pleted 211 B. C.
So His Sim Said.
George Hamel. of Jenkintown, pa.,
Is a justice of the peace, conveyancer
and notary public. A few aays ago he
was approached by a well dressed
woman, who said that she wanted
some baggage hauled to the station.
He told her he thought she must be
mistaken, that she probably wanted
So-and-So. "No, I don't," she replied,
and, pointing to his sign, she said:
"You are conveyancing." Mr. Hamel
at first thought she was attempting to
dazzle him with a pun, but her con
fusion when he laughed and took her
remark in that light convinced him
she had been in earnest.
Loveliness needs not the aid of for
eign, ornament, but is, when unadorn
ed, adorned the most.
At Los Angeles, Cal., Rev. A. H.
Houghal, who, it is understood was a
brother-in-law of Jay Gould, is dead
at the age of 70 years, from paralysis.
He leaves a large estate. He was well
known as a philanthropist in the Meth
odist community in that ctiy.
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3rd, 4th and 5th.
KANSAS CITY, Sept. 29th, 30th, Oct.
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Aug. 21st, Sept. 4th and 18th HALF
KAitts (fLts ?L'.00) for round trip
to most all points South. Now Is the
time to take your vacation. All infor
mation at Omaha & St. Louis R. R.
Office, 1415 Farnam St. (Paxton HO
TEL Block), or write Harry E.
Moores, C. P. & T. A., Omaha, Neb.
That Is not a good voyage which en
riches the cargo but wrecks the ship.
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COURSES OF STUDY: Regular Business, Shorthand, Typewriting, Telegraphy, Penmanship and Pen Art
GENERAL INFORMATION: Over 1,200 students last year; more than u0 were placed In positions; board mar be h4
for three hours work each day; each year we have a Lecture Course. Socials and Entertainments for the benefit of atu
dents. We now have sixty typewriters. Our rooms have been remodeled, repapered. repainted and are the most ronwll"
lent to be found. We have steam heat, elevator, and every facility. We employ the bet teachers ,u'
CATALOGUE AND SPECIMENS O - PENMANSHIP: Free to any address, giving full particulars of the Institution.
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The above picture show the house where George Dewey was torn December Uflth,
1837. It was occupied by the Dewey family until after tbe death of the Admiral's
father. It then came into the joh session of Captain Edward Dewry, who sold it to
its present owner and occupant, T. It. Gordon, Euq., in tbe summer of ibUV. Mr. Gordon
moved it to its present site in the following February, 18U0, and bus occupied it until
the present time. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon are unfailing in their courtesy to tbe thous
ands vrho visit this shrine, tbe birthplace of Admiral Dewey.
A recent letter from T. It. Gordon to tbe Feruna Drug M'f'g Co., Columbus, Ohio,
reads as follows :
'It is with great satisfaction that I And myself able, after an extended trial, to
write you in this emphatic manner of tbe good your Feruna has done my wife.
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has a cold, or any unusual condition of the weather, It was worse than usual,
mad seemed more than she could bear. The dropping in ber throat at night pre
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the many remedies used in vain we had reason to.
'We are thankiul and happy to say that your 'Peruna' has been of great
benefit to her, and I confidently look for a complete and entire cure. High
praise is not too much to bestow upon your remedy." T. K. Goudon.
Address The Peruna Medicine Co., Columbus, Ohio, for free book on catarrh.
Magnetic Starch is the very best
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Alimony is about the only thing a
man figures on in a divorce suit.
LOW RATE EXCURSIONS.
Via Missouri Fac-lfle Ry., and Iron Moun
To points In the West, Southwest, and
Southeast at half-rates (plus $2) for
the round trip. Tickets on sale Tues
days, September 4 and 18, October 2
and 16, November 6 and 20, and De
cember 4 and 18, 1900. For full infor
mation, land folders, etc., address any
agent of the above lines, or H. C.
Townsend, G. P. & T. Agent, St Louis,
Patience is the perfume pressed from
the crushed blossoms of joy.
It's a wise man tnat has an off-hand
acquaintance with a buzz saw.
PUTNAM FADELESS DYES are
fast to sunlight, washing and rubbing.
Lawyers and doctors are about the
only people who profit by their own
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Though a man declares himself an
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Mrs. Winsloir's Soothing Syrup.
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To speak out and to offend, with
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CINCINNATI and return $7.00
LOUISVILLE and return $7.00
DAYTON and return-... $7.00
SPRINGFIELD and return $7.00
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For tickets and full Information caU on afeass
Bio Foes lioi.ra.
WARREN J. LYNCH. W. P. DEPPE.
Gen. l'ass. ft Ticket Art. A. 0. 1'. T. Jl
Heirs of Union Soldiers who made homesteads of
less than lflo acres before June Zt, 1874 (no matter
If abandoned;. If the additional homestead right
was not sold or used, should address, with full
pcrUculsrs. HENRY N. CORP. nukbiu., aft
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