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April 4, 1901
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
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Mowers and Rakes
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( LAit s eoeBSBstssicottoos iateaded
o tls otrtmst to l Cfees Edster
Je4ct. :ce btHzik'JUh street. L4
April 4. 101.
PROBLEM NO. 50.
CoEfd ty C. F. King. Glens Falls.
N. Y about ci.-itta years ago; con
tributed by C. F. Mills cf that place.
Whits saax ia to eort - Pieces,
p-r r.-; m
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I. i ? r L J P i U.
PROBLEMS Or THE WEEK.
K.dr ur.to Ct-r the things that
VrC'Ui Ci;tJfriAte. Pres-eott. OsL for
M?.rrh. a thr-e-EioTT ty C. F. Stabbs,
John. N. U.: S. 2 k i. 6. I B 6. 1 S 6.
From CLic Tribune, via St. Paul
DU;.'-tjrh. a to-cio'tr by A. Lund
ti e. Chicico S 2 K 4. C B 1. 4 k 2. 4
P 2. S 2. 3 P 4. S It B I. 2 R S.
Vrrrs lircsklja Eagl. a two-mover
ty F. E. W-tfery. SIiy Oak. Ecg
Uci 2sli4. IB 4. IBpLKppk
Frt :a Bc:a Put. a three-mover:
?.: t"r ; ty Harlow B. Daly.
Boston: r 2 B 4. J p 4. I 8 I P 1 p 1 p.
p 1 R p 1 k Z. 1 p 3. 4 P 2 P. 2 S I K.
Z B 4.
Ore tht Walcott "caCed from the
kindest; motto. Ica w! nicfct was."
A thr-r: &. 3pi.3P4. S. 3k4.5
B Z, 2 R K R 3. fc.
A fat rate of two points for two-ers
asd tfcr for three-en. regard lets of
variation:. Key only to two-ers; key
a1 rosd nore ot three- rs if dis
cs'!. SOLUTIONS AND SOLVERS.
Pr&!3 No, 46. by Barry: R B 5.
PxR; B Q B 4. any; R R 4 mate.
White has also R Q 5 ch. B B 5 eh.
acd K Q for second moves. Twelve
poicta. Mr. Barry saya: "My friend.
John F. Tracy, (to whom I have sub
mitted this problem for criticism) In
it k!sdn of his heart declares It to
b tt at setting cf this theme he
turn tr xLm Many of our solver
re with Mr. Tracy.
ProtIms of the wk: Wheeler
(rrror la line 4: should be 1 q, etc,
it4 ef 7 s q. it) Kt R 2. Stauf
fer. Kt B i ch. etc Kurschner. Q Q
7. Peepers. R Kt 3. Carpnter. Q R.
Thomson. I J It or R R I. both look
promisicg; however, the latter will
do the work: for. after
K K 3: Kt B stalemates if B
Itc4 at JL PullUer. B Q S.
F. ' Carnage is er4ite4 for No. 45
and easy end-game; he solves the
Qnckstdt end-gatse tsy PQ 3.
instead of P K R ; who can point
ctst why he ahosM lose six points?
Oo. il Walcott solved the Thomson
prr,ua by B R. which cost biza
SOLVERS' SCORES. ' f
Old score. Feb.2S. Total.
C. R Dyar.... 57
F. Gamage 48
EL E. Armstrong.... 75
a R. Oldham.; 15
G. 1L Walcott...... 0
H. a Very 11
Tbe February prize goes to Mr. C. B.
Dyar. Newton. Mass.. one of the edi
tors of the "Student." the new chess
magazine which Chess Editor walcott,
of the Boston Post, la booming so
Another of the games Plllsbury
didn't win while at Lincoln recently.
J. M. Bruner of Omaha and Dr. A. E.
Bartoo of Arcadia defended in con
sultation against Plllsbury sans vior.
Dr. Bartoo, In submitting score, re
mark that "the style of play was
jverhaps a little different than most-
knock down and drag out right from
Plllsbury (white) vs. Allies (black).
1. P K 4. P K 4.
Kt Q B 3. Kt K B 3.
P K B 4. P Q 3 (a).
Kt B 3. PxP (b).
PQ 4, B Kt 5.
BxP. Kt Q B 3.
B Kt 5. P Q R 3.
BiKt ch, PxB.
O O. B K 2.
P K R 3. B R 4.
Q Q 2. O O.
Q R K. R K.
P K 5, Kt Q 4.
RxR eh. QxR.
Q B 4. Q B 3.
P B 3. R K.
R K, BxKL
RxR ch. QxR.
QxB. Q K 5.
P Q B 4, K B.
P K Kt 4. K K 2.
K B 2. PQ 4.
PxP, K Q 3.
K K 3. KxP.
PQ Kt 4, P K B 3.
PQ R 4, P Kt 3.
P Kt 5, PxP.
PxP. P B 4.
K B 4. K Q 3.
P R 4, K Q 4.
P K R 5 ,P R 3.
(a) PQ 4 is generally played here,
although the text is good,
(b) B Kt 5 is "book" here.
(c) Beginning at Black's 24th move,
the allies had to play carefully to draw
and they made the best moves. At 3 ah
both kins are compelled to mark time.
White at K 3 and B 4; black at Q 3 and
4. Neither dare do anything else.
Nelson Hald, president of the Ne
braska chess association, is doing some
good work in the 20th century tourna
ment. He is pinning his faith to the
Danish gambit, an off -shoot or the cen
ter. and is baring the good luck to
find opponents who will take the third
pawn. Appended is score oi a receni
Game played In the P. N. C. C. A.
20th century tournament, section 1,
midland division, between Nelson
Hald. Dannebrog. Neb., (white) and
P. H. Lenon. Guthrie Center, Iowa,
1. P K 4. P K 4.
2. P-Q 4. PxP.
3. PQ B 3, PxP.
4. B Q B 4 .PxP (a).
5. Q BxP, Kt K B 3.
6. Kt Q B 3, Q K 2.
7. Q B 2, Kt B 3.
8. O O O. Q B 4.
9. Kt Q 5. KtxKt.
10. RxKt, Q K 2.
11. Q K 2. PQ 3.
12 Kt B 3. B K 3.
13 R Q Kt 5. BxB.
14. QxB. O O O.
15. Q Kt 3. PQ Kt 3.
It Q B 4. Kt R 4.
17. RxKt! PxR.
IS. Q R 6 ch, K Q 2.
5 A MTH
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.19. P K 5, P K B 3.
20. P K 6 ch, QxP.
21. Q Kt 5 ch, K B 1.
22. Kt Q 4, Q K 4.
23. Q R 6 ch, K Q 2.
24. Q B 6 ch, K B 1.
25. Kt Kt 3, Q B 5 ch.
26. K Kt 1, QxP?
27. B Q 4! Q K 7.
28 R Q B 1, Q K 2. ,
29. BxR P, PQ 4. r
30. Kt B 5, Resigns (b).
(a) 4 Kt K B 3; 5. KtxP,
B Kt 5; 6. Kt K 2, Castles; 7. P K
5, P Q 4, is said to give black the ad
vantage. The text move subjects black
to a fierce attack.
(b) 30. ....... QxKt is all that will
prevent mate next move. White is the
exchange and three pawns minus, but
does not worry.
Score of game in the Iowa Missouri
matcn. An example or tne o. .......
B K 2 turn in the Berlin defense.
Score was furnished by Dr. J. L. Orms
bee, Springfield, Mo. Author of the
notes not stated. To note (a) the Chess
Editor excepts. Castles followed by 10.
. . . . , B B 4 was exactly what white
wanted. That leads to the Plllsbury
9. Kt B 3, (J U.
10. R K, B B 4?
11. B Kt 5, and if Q K
12. Kt K 4, and if black defend B
13. Kt B 6 ch, and black has not
long to suffer.
White, Lee Edwards, Dunlap, la., vs.
black, W. F. McEwen, Moberly, Mo.
1. P K 4, P K 4.
Kt K B 3, Kt Q B 3.
B Kt 5, Kt B 3.
O O, KtxP.
PQ 4, B K 2.
Q K 2, Kt Q 3.
BxKt, Kt PxB.
PxP, Kt Kt 2.
Kt B 3, Kt B 4 (a).
Kt Q 4, O O.
R K 1, Kt K 3.
B K 3, PQ B 4.
Kt K B 5, PQ 3.
Q II Q, B Kt 2.
Q K Kt 4 (b), P Kt 3.
Kt Q 5, BxKt.
RxB, R Kt 1.
KtxB ch, QxKt.
PQ Kt 3, R (Kt 1) K 1.
B K R 6, Q Q Kt 2.
R (K 1) Q 1, Kt K B 5.
QxKt (c), QxR.
R K B 1, R K 5.
Q B 6, Q K 4.
R Q B 1, K K 2.
K B 1, PQ 4.
R Q 1, K Q 3.
R Q 2, K B 3.
R K 2, P K B 3.
P K B 4, R K 5.
RxR (d), PxR.
P K B 5, PxP.
(a) O O followed by B B 4 better,
(b) Rather aggressive.
(c) An oversight by which white
loses the advantage
(d) Evidently wishing to end the
In, an Interesting, letter ta the Chess
Editor last week, Dr. J. L. Ormsbee,
secretary of the Missouri S. C A., says:
'Here is a condensed summary of the
Iowa-Missouri match (39 boards) to
date: Missouri has won by superior
play at boards 3, 5, 7, 10, 14, 19, 20, 25
and 36; Iowa has won by superior play
at boards 9, 11, 18 and 24; at boards
1, 2 and 12 the games were drawn;
Iowa won at board 13, and Missouri at
33, on account of sickness of players;
and the referee gave Iowa-the games
at boards 4, 22, 26, 28 and 39 because
our players exceeded the time limit.
Score, Iowa. 11; Missouri, 11; un
Dr. Ormsbee submits a position
which occurred in the game between
Cant. T. C; Holland. Sedalia. and J
W. Cowles, Kansas City, in the is-
souri semi-finals: 3 r 1 k 2. p2r3p.
2plp2R. 2PlBpQl. 2b 5. 4P3.
P2q2PP. 1R4K1. This is after
black's 26th move; white (Capt. Hol
land) then announced mate in eleven
moves. A chance for our solvers.
Checkmate No. 3 appeared last week.
Dr. Graham has been doing some tall
'hustling" to catch up with the montus
and, after the April number appears,
will take his time to Improving the
magazine. On the first page F. P. Pot
ter's "Modern Raven" is reproduced
from Dr. Van Nuys' recent bulletin
of the O. C. A. and Tri-State. The
Monte Carlo tournament is given three
columns. "Special traps," from the
Adelaide Journal, general chess news,
a study in the Rice gambit, fourteen
problems and end-games and several
annotated games complete its sixteen
pages. A dollar invested in Checkmate
for a year will pay big returns. Ad
dress Dr. J. H. Graham, Prescott, Can.
Dr. J. H. Graham That's right.
'Soc et tu um," as your worthy friend,
Dr. Gold, so aptly remarks; but spare
the "judges" and "colonels!"
A Good Tremu'i Xnflnenco.
The influence of a good woman has
an ennobling effect. Many a man has
1,fted ou debasing sins against
which he has vainly struggled by com-
ing to know and love a pure, sweet
woman. It is the Bight of embodied
goodness that makes us want to be
good. Many a mother, by the useful
ness of her life, fills her children with i
a desire to be like her, and this desire I
makes them in their turn unselfish.
There are humble men and women who
rarely utter a word of preaching, yet,
ny tneir example, they do more to
make people around them gentle.truth-
ful and Christlike than any ten who I
preach, but do not practice. It is not !
those who talk about goodness, but '
those who are good, that are the 'light
of the world. New York Weekly.
BcmtTM Laat British Soldier.
The British government iserectlng
forts at Dunoon and Kilcroggan to
prevent foreign warships from enter
ing the Clyde, but at Dumbarton they
have taken awav the whole ararriRnn.
There were two soldiers ther fo
vvi nnn 4h. i. nnt. M.
he has orders to leave. Dumbarton
was at one time one of the most im-
portant garrison towns in Scotland.
THE TIMID FISHES.
Uttl Thing That Endanger th . XJrea of
tn AqmaxinnVa Inmntoa.
An attendant at the Aquarium the
other day saw a fish jump up out of
the water In a manner that to the
practloed eye indicated one thing only,
that the fish was frightened, says the
New York Sun. Fishes may Jump up
In play, or pop their heads out in
nabbing a killie that they hare been
pursuing, or lift themselves partly out
of he water just Idly in swimming
aboi but those familiar actions are,
to one acquainted with fishes, unmis
takably different from the jump of a
fish that , is scared. Looking about
for the cause of the fish's fright the
attendant presently: saw another fish
Jump up in fright, and then he discov
ered the reason of the commotion. It
was warm and comfortable in the
Aquarium building, and one of the vis
itors, a nice little girl 7 or 8 years
old, had taken off her hat, which she
carried by the strings as she went
along looking at the fishes, now and
then swinging it as a child would nat
urally do. It was the swinging of her
hat back and forth In front of the
tanks that, had frightened the fishes.
The attendant is kind to fishes and
he is also kind to little children; and
he told the little girl, very pleasant
ly, that she musn't swing her hat like
that there because it frightened the
fishes and made them jump up against
the screen over their tanks and run
against the walls and hurt their, noses,
and sometimes they hurt their eyes in
that way and sometimes they get so
scared ' and hurt themselves so badly
that they died. And it would probably
be safe to say that this little girl will
be a model Aquarium visitor as long as
she lives; which, however, not all vis
itors are. First and last, a good many
of the visitors frighten the fishes in
one way and another. Of course the
great majority of the visitors do not
disturb the fishes; ? they simply pass
along and look. And some of the fiahes
are less susceptible than others and
become more or less accustomed to
their situation; but there are many of
the fishes that always remain sensi
tive and are easily frightened.
INCOME OF KINO.
of Ucad RecelTM
Probably there . is no monarch liv
ing and, nomina' at any rate, ruling
a large kingdom, who has so small an
Income as has the "kabuka," or king
of Uganda, who receives an annual
Bum of 650 frc:n' the British govern
ment. Actually, of 'course, Uganda, is
a British possession, and is adminis
tered entirely by British officials, un
der the control of the foreign office,
but in name at least, the kabuka is
still the ruler of the' country. The
king Is only quite a' boy at present.
and, so soon, as he attains his major
ity, on the completion of his eight
eenth year, he will have his allowance,
inc-eased to 1,600 a year," no mighty
allowance ' on which to maintain the
dignity of a reigning monarch. In
addition to this annual pension the
ot Uganda has received from the
Bplt!fth mrnmMt & grant of 850
square miles as a private "garden"
surely one of the most extensive gar
dens to be found anywhere in the
world. This system of granting land
to the leading natives has been very
largely adopted by. the British in
Uganda, and all the king's family, to
gether with the principal chiefs of the
various tribes, have received tracts of
country ranging from sixteen to fifty
square miles, for their own particular
In connection with this annual al
lowance to the king of Uganda it is
interesting to note Che fact that t the
present time the British treas- is
providing pensions for r ves
Among these are the sultan .-nri-
bar, one or two rulers of m" lor Indian
native states, the ex-king of Benin.and
ex-King Prempeh, of Ashanti, in ad
dition to relatives of Cet&wayo, of
Zululand; Thebaw of Burmah, and the
late lamented Lobengula of Matabele-
land. Gol'en Penny Magaaine.
The Atomic Theory.
Prof. Henry Leifman took for a spe
cial subject in his course on chemistry
at the Wagner Institute "The Atomic
Theory," says the Philadelphia Times,
Most scientists, he ; said, regard al
matter as made up of minute inde
structible particles, to which the term
"atom" is applied. Any combination
or atoms is called a "molecule." This
view is very old, being set forth In
some of the Greek writings more than
two thousand years ago, but it has
been elaborated and investigated with
In this century. John Dalton (1766
1844) was the founder of the modern
phaae- Within the last .fifty years the
view mat tne particles of matter, es
Peclally in gases, are in constant, rap
1(1 motion, has been generally accepted
This, known-a the "kinetic theory,
was also foreshadowed in the earliest
speculations.- The approximate size of
atoms has been indicated by several
investigators, but of the shape or ap
pearance nothing is known. Many
bodies are much changed by being
Rhopllftlar tn New York.
Owners of department stores in New
York say that shoplifting is on the in
creaae and has serious propor-
tlons. The manager of one larcre es
tablishment says that last year his
firm made a charge of $50,000 on their
books to "loss by shoplifting.
Ants Bites for Lazy Children
In Guiana if a child Is slow in Its
movement the parent annlv an ant
to the child instead of a whir, tn TnA
Jit movA faatr This mti .M.Mt..
more cruelly than a mosquito and Its
Dite Is Pt to be troublesome after-
PEOPLE MARRY OLDER.
Intorostlnc " Olonnod at MlMoturt
Oomnty Court Hons.
Ages given in marriage licenses in
the recorder's office show that man
and women are marrying later In life
than ten or twenty years ago, says the
Kansas City Journal. Tie average
age is considerably above that of ten
years ago and very much above that
twenty, thirty or forty years ago. For
merly it was the rule rather thai) the
exception for brides to be seventeen or
eighteen and grooms twenty or twenty-
one. Now it is almost reversed. Fig
ures for several months show that the
average bride's age is between twenty
five and twenty-six and " the groom'
between twenty-eight and twenty
nine. The average age of the first six
couples applying for license at the re
corder's office Saturday was 33 tor
the men, and 32 for the women. When
the number of couples had reached
nine the figures were reduced to 80
for the men and 28 for the women.
These figures, however, are not a good
criterion, the couples applying Saturn
day happening to be a little older than
ordinarily. Figures also indicate that
couples marrying in May are younger
than the averagethan those marrying
In the fall of the year. "I don't know
to what to attribute the tendency to
marry later in life.'f said the marriage
license clerk, "unless it is that it takes
the young man longer to get a start in
the world than it did twenty or thirty
years ago. The country Is more de
veloped, there are not so many oppor
tunities open to him, and he must
wait longer before he finds himself in
... . . m a. a
a position mat wouia warrant : uia
taking the responsibility of supporting
a family. In other words, . men no
longer marry young because they can
not afford it."
More Closet Boom.
,In many country houses they are in
troducing triple closets In - the bed
rooms. They are most artistically de
signed in wood to match the rest of
the woodwork of the room, some hav
ing three glass doors, with small dia
mond panes, others only two side
doors of glass, and the middle parti
tion being in open shelves, with a por
tiere drawn over. When there is not
a separate dressing room, says Vogue,
this style of closet is invaluable. The
elass doors are lined with silk to
match the color of the room furnish
ings, and the sneii sacnets are en
suite. The hanging closet on the left
is lined with fluted sateen of the same
shade, while the closet on the right
for hats and parasols is not only lined
to match, but the big shelves are of
glass., A secret panel on one end of
this construction opens by pressing a
button, revealing three or four glass
shelves, upon which are arranged
houso and walking shoes upon trees.
The top of this outside end closet is
left uncovered , for ventliatlon. . For
an apartment bedroom in" town this
model presents itself as a treasure in
deed, which none will miss having who
can order one made.
Might Sot Soot Afire. -
A visitor from Indian Territory, after
taking a glass of whisky at a hotel
bar in this city, expressed regret that
they did not have such liquor in hi
section of country. "I do believe," he
said, "that a man who has just swal
lowed a slug of Indian Territory whis
ky could blow his breath up a chimney
and set fire to the soot." Chicago
The Into of Pines.
The Isle of Pines lies about sixty
miles south of Cuba, is fertile, health
ful and attractive, and the officers who
have made a thorough survey report
it to be an admirable place for a naval
station, commanding all the channels
of trade In the Carribean sea. During
Spanish domination it was used as a
penal colony for political offenders.
Paris to Berlin by 'Phone. '
The telephone line between Paris;
and Berlin, which has been but re
cently inaugurated, was completed in
June last. The French and German
officials, however, would not give the.
line over to the public until it had been
thoroughly tested. A conversation be
tween Berlin and the French towns
cost five marks, except in the case of
Bordeaux, Orleans and St. Etienne, foi
which 6H marks la charged. Both th
lines between Paris and Berlin and
Paris and Frankfort are double, and
are constructed with bronze wire flv
millimeters thick. It was originally
the intention of both governments that
the telephone should be ready at the
opening of the exhibition. The Ger
man part of the wire was brought to
the French frontier in March. Th
French portion, ' however, was no!
ready until Junp. s
Vanity of Banff Habit.
Apropos of the snuff habit, an elo
quent preacher of Glasgow, the Rev.
William Anderson, was so addicted to
snuff that he would take a pinch in the
pulpit. Once, while uttering the wori.s,
"My soul cleaveth to the dust," he took
a pinch of snuff. He lamented the
mastery which the habit had gained
ove , him, and once, while preaching
from the text, "All is vanity." treated
his nose to the snuff and then said:
"And this also is vanity."
To Exhibit Irish Products.
The Irish Department of Agriculture
and Technical Instruction has arranged
to erect an Irish pavilion at the forth
coming Glasgow Exhibition, for the
purpose of exhibiting a representative
selection of Irish products. His Ex
cellency the Lord-Lieutenant of Ire
land, and the Lord Mayors of Dublin
and .Belfast are giving every encour
agement to the new department, and it
is hoped that the Irish farmers will
take advantage of this excellent oppor
tunity of showing what old Ireland can
Salt la BritUh OoUmbdU.
It Is likely that salt mining may in
the early future be added to the In
dustries of British Columbia. A Van
couver syndicate, a leading member of
which1 Is F. Carter-Colton, former
finance minister of British Columbia,
has properties on Salt Spring island in
the Gulf of Georgia which not only
show good indications , of coal, for
which borings are being made, but also
contain valuable salt springs. . At pres
ent the salt used in the province is
either imported from England or from
Ontario. - - ' v-V M 'l '
t Historical Find. .
A valuable disovery has been made
among the monuments at Kilkenny
Cape, In the shape of a bound volume,
or volumes, containing the orders of
the Lords Justices and Council of Ire
land during the years 1641-42 the
first two year of;ythe Irish insurrec
tion. These documents must cover
the flrat period of , the war between
the Confederate Catholics of , Leinster
and the Ulster Irish,; of the one part,
and the Scotch Puritans In Ulster and
l&nglish Monarchists, or Puritans in
Dublin, of the other. '
The Burns' ' Chroaiclo.
Though the Burns dinners were not
eaten this year, in Scotland, owing 'to
the death of the Queen, the "Burns'
Chronicle" was published a usual. In
it the editor, Mr. D. McNaught. of Kil
maurus, has an article on the decline
of the Scotch language, in the co se
of which he say: "The Scots n-
guage has long been dying; It is ow
practically dead. It has become he
badge of vulgarity, the educated os-
chew it; it' has not, rbeen written for
generations, save as an affectation:
Tradition Concerning British Dynasty.
There is an old legend which cir
culates among English country peo
ple that says that when one of the
great monoliths at Stonehenge totters
on its base and falls the head of the
British dynasty is about to die. It is
interesting to note that toward he end
of December last . the fall of one of
these mysterious druidical stones oc
curred.. v.- -'
Ch loose Gates Swlna; In.
In China, all fence gates that swing,
swing in. In America, most gates
swing out. "In China," all doors that
swing, open outward. In America,
doors open Inward. The reason given
for swinging gates and doors there in
China is that they are more conveni
ent when they are swung that way,
and it Is the custom. - In America, the
gates and doors 'are swung in opposite
directions for the same reason.
Violent Fate ot Boyal Rater.
Of 2,550 sovereigns who have reign
ed in the world up to now 300 have
been overthrown, 134 have been as
sassinated, 123 have been taken cap
tive in war,. 108 have been executed,
100 have been slain in bat", sixty
four have been forced to- abdicate,
twenty-eight have committed suicide,
twenty-five have been tortur to
death and twenty-three have become
mad or imbecile. Of 113 kings of
Spain fifty-five have been assassinated.
Ex-GoTernor Returns Chair.
Ex-Governor Lee, of South Dakota,
has notified the State authorities that
he has returned the office chair recent
ly given him by the. legislature in ac
cordance with the custom. He says
that he is opposed to giving away state
property, and it Is an easy step from
taking presents of small value, at the
. . , ' av m m
State s expense, to a gin or large vaiue.
.involving grave abuses and gross cor
Roman Villa Site Unearthed.
The site of an extensive Roman villa
has been unearthed in the village of
Rothley, in Leicestershire, the birth
place of Lord Macaulay. The estate
is being laid out for building purposes,
and in the course of the excavations
numerous finds of ancient pottery have
been made. Of the Roman villa now
discovered the foundations are in an
almost perfect staje cf preservation.
Beaaty Needs Lots of Sleep.
Nearly all the great beauties of the
world have testified to the value of
sleep. Under its influence every mus
cle is relaxed and all care dispelled
The heart beats slower, gaining new
vigor for the waking hours. A mid
day nap, if only of a few minutes
duration, is wonderfully refreshing
and it is generally conceded that sleep
during the earlier hours of the night
is far more beneficial than, that ob
tain, i after midnight
Died for Ills Wife's Comfort,
In order that this wife might have
the $2,000 insurance on his life, Henry
Schwartx, a mine employe at Lead-
ville. Col., deliberately killed himself
He had been out of steady employment
for some months, and his wife was ail
ing. Before killing himself Schwartx
had called at an undertaker's office
and inquired the cost of a funeral
Next morning his body was found in
tbe rear of the county, coroner's office.
Camels as Mall. Transport.
"Out Of Africa comes always some
thing new," says the old Latin proverb,
which has not lost its force up to the
present day. The postoffice authorities
of Cape Colony have tried automobiles
as a means of collecting mail and
found them unsatisfactory. Now in the
more remote districts on the edge of
the Kalahari desert they employ cam
els as mail transport and find them 33
per cent cheaper than post cart. Al
bert Cartwright in Chicago Record,
An Old Mnsleal Instrument.
The dulcimer, is almost exactly the
form In which it is knvn to-day, has
been in use in Persia and Arabia from
time immemorial: It was probably in
troduced into Europe during the cru
HE EXCELSOR PENDULUM WASHER
Patented Septemb-r 21, 1S97.
This machine has an lmnrOTed Pendulum
Attachment, which reduces labor SO per cent.
boinf without a doubt the greatest iaaproTS
Mont on washing- machines within tbs last thir-
esrs, making this .
he Li rh rent Kunnior and Most Easy
Werkinr TTiihtr Kcr Placed on the Mar
The dssher shaft and hoona are ealvanissd so
is to prevent rusting. Is operated by win wing
the pendulum. Requires no more exertion than
K rock the cradle. Any Woman Can Operate
t. xo once try mis macnine is mi use it ainaj.
t closes tiaht. oreTentinar the escane of
team and retaining the heat. Satis- C flfl
action guaranteed, nice, sjvivw
ARM E-SSUPPLY ASSOCIATION
138-130-139 13th St., Lincoln, Nebr.
Mention Tho Independent.
No More Doubloons.
According to a London newspaper
there will be no more doubloons in
Jamaica. The coin which has been le
gal tender "at and after the rate of 1
4s" since the third year of the Queen's
reign, is abolished. A royal proclama
tion, dated January 30, ? "direct and
ordains" that the doubloon shall, as
from the first day of April next, cease
to be current or legal tender in the
island.. - " -
CnltlTates Ginseng- In Kentucky.
A Kentucky farmer claims to hava
succeeded in cultivating ginseng." lit
early times the plant grew abundantly
in the forests of central and southern
Indiana, and was extensively gathered
for medicinal purposes, being largely
exported to China.- It is still found in
some localities.; but in limited quanti
ties. ' Its preparation or cultivation
was supposed to , be , impossible.
" A Dozen Varies la Trade.
The uninitiated generally have a
ond delusion that ' a ! dbaen - means
twelve things,, but in trade the dozen
varies greatly, In the Staffordshire
potteries, for instance, , a dozen repre
sents that number of . articles which
can be offered for any fixed price; thus
the dozen varies, the price is constant.
Plates are among the , comparatively
few articles which in that trade are
sold in dozens of twelve, and some
things are ; sold in dozens of sixty,
seventy and eighty. '
' K0cts of Too Mnch rood.
1 Much of the sinking, tired and empty
feeling from which business men who
work their brains alone so often suffer
is due to the accumulation of toxins in
the system which want "working off
Two meals a day and active exercise
are the preventive, and there is no
exercise which can be got at any time
and by anybody, to the extent that
walking can. But to do good It must
not be sauntering. Really "smart"
walking is what la wanted.
A Clerer Idem.
A dainty evolution of the scent bot
tle is shown by the jewelers. It is
a little ball of chased openwork gold.
filled with a little sponge wet with a
perfume which sends out a faint but
constant aroma. It is a pretty idea.
that may be attached to a lorgnette
chain or the muff chain for the day
and to the fan during the evening.
Rlee PxKlactlon of 61am.
The chief 4 staple of Siam is rice.
The trade reports for 1899 show that
the value of this product during that
year was 822,834,160 Mexican, and the
value of the output Is rapidly lareas
lng every year.
Voltaic JCnergy In tho Mule.
It has been decided that horses and
mules are not contraband of war. Any
one who is at all familiar with the ani
mal would not hesitate however, to
declare the mule a belligerent. Omaha
Onr First Money.
The first currency issued by the
whites within the limits of the United
States was wampum, which was
adopted by the Massachusetts colonists
In 1607 in their intercourse with the
Of Interest to Fanners
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mechanics and farm tools of all
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hoisting rope, hay rack brackets,
barn-door rollers and .4 ack. Wa
gons, buggies and plows, double
and single trees, tongues, neck
yokes, clevises, wagon and buggy
springs, poultry netting, field fenc
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general hardware. ' Our goods are?
, bought direct from the manufac-
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