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MOVING PICTURES IN LIGHT
ROMAN VILLA IS UNEARTHED
TO BUILD TELEPHONE LINES
Farmers in Any Community Can Con
struct Own Communication at
Vary Little Expense.
The cost of a mile of telephone line.
(exclusive of the poles and labor which
can be supplied by the farmers them
selves. Is about 7. This is a line us
In 80 poles to the mile and for the
construction of which about 12 miles
lot wire are required.
For a full metallic system the cost
lis about $14 per mile, and the cost of
Telephone Is Convenient.
each subscriber's instruments and
equipment Is about $13 more.
Chestnut or cedar make the best
poles because they last longer in the
(round. For a light line, poles 26 feet
In length and five or six Inches In
diameter at the top are suitable
For a grounded system, only two
strands of wire are needed, and these
are supported by 12-lnch oak brack
ets, which should be nailed to the
pole before it is set into the ground.
If the calls are too frequent, and
the wires too heavily loaded, another
pair of lines may be run on the same
poles, but where two sets of lines are
Used a switching station must be
located in some central house to allow
for connection of one line to another.
Farmers In any community can
form little companies of their own and
build their own lines at very little
cost. They can obtain full instruction
as to the erection of the line, and its
operations from the manufacturers
who supplr them with wire and equip
ment. The patent on the Bell telephone
ran out years ago, and telephones are
now manufactured by many persons.
How did we ever get along without ltt
NEW GUARD RAIL FOR BERTH
Invention, 8adly Needed In Railroad
Trains, Recently Patented by New
An Invention that was sadly needed
Is the guardrail for upper berths In
railway trains, patented by a New
jYork man. Among the numerous ob
pectlons to the top berth is the oppor
tunities for rolling out and drannin
Jinto the aisle and the difficulties of
getting into it. Stout men and timid
women find the latter performances
trying. The Invention here shown
consists of a guard rail running the
ilength of the berth and Just high
New Berth Guard Rail.
enough to prevent falling out, yet not
.high enough to be an annoyance.
Pivotally mounted at one end of this
rail Is a ladder, which normally lies
back across the berth, but which can
Ibe lowered to a vertical position when
the owner of the bunk desires to climb
(into it, which he or she can do with
- Cause of Glacial Periods.
, Another suggested cause of glacial
periods is that they have been due to
the shifting of the Milky way, such
fas la known to have occurred. As
turning that much of the earth's heat
bomes from the stars. Dr. Rudolf
Bpltaler finds that the change of po
sition in relation to the Milky Way
might have given a very different dis
tribution of temperature from that ex
isting at the present time. The stars
are not only crowded In the region of
the Milky Way, but many of them are
bf the hottest type.
Trick Is Simple and Consists Merely
of Preventing Sun From 8hlnlng
Directly on Screen.
Stereoptlcon pictures either fixed or
moving for use in ordinary daylight
or in a brightly lighted room are now
made in France. The trick ii simple
and consists merely of some device to
keep the light from shining directly
on the :creen on which the picture Is
shown. In the Cinema palace, Paris,
t" Js is effected by arranging heavy cur
tains around the screen at proper po
sitions and distances. ' The lantern.
fcr protection, is at the opposite end
of the hail, as is now usual. In an
other device the pictures are thrown
on a sheet of ground glass forming one
end of a large black box, whose op
posite end is open to view. In this
case the lantern is not in the same
room with the spectators, and the pic
ture resembles that seen on looking
at the ground glass of an ordinary pho
tographic camera. As the screen in
both these cases Is sheltered from the
diffused light of the theater or hall. It
Is not necessary to extinguish or low
er the lamps, although, of course, these
should not be brilliant enough to daz
zle the eyes. In describing these "full
daylight" devices it has been wrongly
stated by some writers that they de
pend on special brilliancy in the lan
tern or on some arrangement of re
flectors. This is incorrect The only
things necessary are to keep the light
away from the screen and out of th
MAKE SOLID GOLD CASTINGS
Dentists Have Clever Method of S
curing Piece of Metal Which la
Free from All Blowholes.
(Br ALBERT F. BISHOP, In the Scien
Dentists have a very clever method
of making solid gold castings. A train
of gears is employed, which revolves
a spindle that carries two Jointed
arms. The outer end of one arm has
an lnclosure where the little mold is
placed, while the other arm carries a
counterbalance. Just in front of the
mold la a fireclay block, hollowed to
receive the gold which is melted with
the blowpipe. The gearing is rapidly
worked by hand, revolving the melted
gold, which is forced very quickly Into
the mold. Owing to centrifugal force.
a very solid and clean-cut casting la
made, which is free from blowholes
Casting Gold Centrifugally.
In making the mold, It Is necessarj
for the dentist first to make a pat
tern. This is done by filling the cav
lty in the tooth with wax. A wire at
tached to the pattern holds It in pl&ct
while the clay mold Is being made, ai
shown In one of the figures. Whea
the mold Is complete, the wax is melt
ed out. Another figure shows a seo
tlon of the mold as when placed on a
rotary arm, also the block in whlci
the gold Is melted.
The French army will purchase n
fewer than 350 aeroplanes during 1912.
Tests of human bones show them
to be 60 per cent stronger than hick
ory. An Italian university professoi
claims to have found radium in or
A noiseless aeroplane being tried
out by the British army is so quiet thai
its motor cannot be heard 60 yards
German postal authorities are ex
perimenting with a small three-wheel
ed automobile for the use of lettei
An Ingenious German baker utili
ses a windmill to mix and knead hli
bread as well as to grind his grain
In Slam there are three kinds ol
grape fruits, all seedless. One kind
has red meat. Two kinds are sweet
and one is sour.
It requires five big volumes to ac
commodate a new condensed diction
ary for the blind, printed at Vienna
from .raised type.
' Dr. J. H. Smith is said to have In
vented a photographic printing paper
capable of reproducing in natural cot
ors from suitable negatives.
Japanese scientists are experiment
ing with the ginseng plant in the hope
of maturing It In four or five years
Instead of six, as now required.
The world's largest dry-dock has
been completed at Belfast, Ireland.
It is 886 feet long and 100 feet wide.
All told, it was eight years in build
There are 30 dental surgeries for
school children In Sweden, Great bene
fit has been derived from them, the
children showing marked Improve
Carodoc Roberts, on whom Oxford
recently conferred the degree of doc
tor of music, for an oratorio, worked
at a carpenter's bench only a few
111 , rf
Buried at Same Time With Pompeii
Treasures In Dispute Between
Government and Owners.
Dr. Johan 40Bergman conducts a va
cation pilgrimage to Italy for Sweden's
classical scholars. He has given the
particulars about a newly discovered
antique villa near Pompeii.
Vineyard laborers happened upon
this extraordinary ruin very recently.
Ten rooms of it were cleared before
the Italian government stopped the
owner's operations. More will be
cleared when an Italian court has de
termined what indemnity the state
must pay him for the property.
ML Vesuvius overwhelmed the new
villa with volcanic ash and pumice
co-lncidently with Pompeii, A. D. '79.
But its construction and decorations
are of early Augustan date and of
Only three Pompeiian suburbana of
equal splendor have been discovered.
Bulwer-Lytton's "Villa of Diomed,"
found in the 18th century, was the
first. A second was uncovered at
Boscoreale in 1895.
It was there that De Prisco, a mem
ber of the Italian parliament, found 96
superb pieces of ancient silver plates,
which he vainly offered to the Boston
Amphitheater at Pompeii.
Museum of Fine Arts. Baron Roths
child of Paris hastened to acquire
them for the Louvre museum.
The Metropolitan museum owns sev
eral frescoes from the same ruin, and
Mr. Morgan a charming bronze statu
ette. A third villa of fairly equal propor
tions was located at Boscoreale once
more in 1900, but the condition of the
paintings in its 24 apartments is de
plorable. The principal hall In the new Pom
pelan country house has a fine mosiac
pavement and is frescoed round about
with 29 life-size figures of men, women
and children. The handsomest group
is one of Bacchus and Ariadne. Else
where a naked infant reads a papyrus
roll to a draped lady. Other nude fig
ures wear fetters.
The nameless owner of this Cam
panian palace was not merely a con
noisseur, but an epicure. His kitchen
is larger than any other Roman kitch
en we know. One can easily picture
him as Cardinal Newman pic
tured his Roman grandee in a capital
lecture, seeing his batterie de cuisine
misexposed in the plateglass show
cases of a modern museum with in
Dr. Bergman's account is nnillustrat
ed, easels, drafting boards and cam
eras remain tabooed on the disputed
premises at Boscoreale.
WEDS; LEAVES TWO WIVES
Letters He Fails to Take Along Show
That He Was a Very Gay
San Bernardino, Cal. Mrs. Anna
Brown, aged fifty-five, of Llgonier, Ind
and Mrs. Ellen Wadsworth, fifty, of
Newark, N. J., have sworn to com
plaints charging that a man under the
names of K. W. Keown and James
Clark married each in turn within a
few weeks and then disappeared. The
women both formerly well to do, but
now said to be destitute asked the
police to assist them.
Through a matrimonial agency Mrs.
Brown said she corresponded with the
man and at his suggestion sold her
home and went to San Diego. They
went through a marriage ceremony
there, and the man, then known as
As Clark, it was charged, the man
was at the same time conducting
matrimonial negotiations with Mrs.
Wadsworth, who came to this city a
month ago. After another marriage
ceremony here, it is alleged the man
deserted her. The police found among
the alleged bigamist's effects many
letters showing that he had been con
ducting similar operations for a long
PIPE SETS FARMER AFIRE
In Rolling on Ground Flames Ignite
Grass Victim in Serious
Kenmare, N. D. John Peterson, a
farmer, residing near here, was nearly
burned to death when his clothes
caught fire from ashes in his pipe,
which he had thrust into his coat
pocket while riding horseback.
A high wind was blowing, and when
Peterson discovered his clothing was
on fire he Jumped to the ground and
began rolling on the grass in an effort
to extinguish the blaze. In this man
ner he ignited the dead grass. Finally
the man succeeded In reaching a near
by farm house, where he was given
He is now in a local hospital and hit
condition Is serious.
Wage Mosquito Fight.
New Haven, Conn. The anti-mosquito
crusade in this city which has
begun and for a week subscriptions
will be used for the fight to extermin
ate the pests.
A Gas Range and Gas Water
Heater For Home Comfort
Our purchase, this year, of Detroit Jewel Gas Ranges was
made with the idea of beauty and durability as well as gas savers.
Our line is more complete than we have ever carried, showing all
the new patterns in elevated ovens, and guarantee them to be
models of efficiency.
Phone for our Representative. ,
The Biggest and Best Lighting Company in the City,
Lincoln Gas & Electric Light Company
FOR NEW MARRIAGE LEGISLATION
MEXICAN FEDERALS AND REBELS
MEET IN DESERT PLAIN.
Omaha Society Will Present Bill to
Next Legislature Florida Officers
Decoyed to Death Cannibal
ism in China.
Conejos, Mex. Twelve hours of
brisk fighting on the desert plains
three hundred miles south of the
American border, between a force of
5,000 rebels - under Orozco and an
equally strong body of federals under
General Huerta resulted Sunday in a
decided advantage to the government.
The fighting began at daybreak and
at nightfall the sandy mesas between
here and Yermo, fourteen miles north,
where the insurrectos were gradually
forced back, were covered with dead
and wounded. Nearly 500 are believed
to have been killed and wounded on
Eleven Will Compete.
Lincoln. In the fifth annual state
championship debate of the Nebraska
High School Debating league, which
will be held on High School Fete day,
Saturday morning. May 18, at the
University of Nebraska, eleven repre
sentatives of schools in all sections of
the state will compete for the honors.
These contestants will be members of
the teams that have now the cham
pionships in the several districts into
which the seventy school league is
Cannibalism In China. ,
Shanghai. Reports of terrible suf
fering from starvation, " and horrible
tales of cannibalism, have been
brought here by courier from the dis
tricts of Kiangsu and Anhwei. Famine
has been imminent since last Septem
ber, when the floods swept over the
rice fields and ruined the crops. It is
said that one-third of the population
has already starved to death, and In
their desperation the survivors are
eating each other.
San Francisco. Returns received at
9:30 o'clock Tuesday night from 583
precincts out of 3,700 in the state,
give the following results from the
presidential preference primary elec
tion: Roosevelt, 26,722; Taft, 16,303;
LaFOllette, 9.954; Clark, 5,974; Wil
Were After Life Preservers.
London. It came out during Fri
day's hearing that the firemen of the
Titanic, when the water entered their
quarters, raided the third class saloon
for life preservers. Certainly, as is
pointed out, they were not needed by
passengers, as the vessel carried only
a small proportion of her complement
of third class passengers. That im
portance is attached to the action of
the firemen, however, is shown by the
answer to the question put by Lord
Mersey as to how the firemen reached
that part of the vessel.
Bad Stoms in Des Moines.
Des Moines, la. Des Moines was
visited by a severe rain and electrical
storm Friday night, which caused dam
age running well into the thousands
Want to Increase Telephone Rates.
Lincoln. The automatic telephone
will be used in Lincoln. That decision
has been announced by the directors
of the Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph
company. The company also an
nounced that it will apply for permis
sion to increase its rates.
Baton Rouge, La. The government
is now aiding 117,000 flood sufferers in
the territory from the mouth of the
Arkansas river to the gulf. Captain
Logan estimates that there are about
12,000 refugees in the country south
of the Red river to whom the govern
ment has given assistance.
Discipline of the Methodist Episco
pal church still is undecided and the
question of whether dancing, card
playing and kindred amusements are
Fourteenth and 0 Streets
to be left only to the "conscience" of
the members of the church is the
bone of contention to be gotten rid of
Lincoln. William Jennings Bryan,
who is a member and a past chancel
lor of Lincoln lodge No. 16, Knights
of Pythias, talked briefly Tuesday
afternoon before the members of the
grand lodge on "Fraternalism." The
visit of Mr. Bryan was unexpected
and he was enthusiastically cheered
as he entered representative hall,
where the organization is holding its
Madison. John F. Deitz of Cameron
dam must serve his life term for kill
ing Oscar Harp, the deputy sheriff,
during the siege at the Dietz home
stead, according to a ruling of the su
preme court of Wisconsin.
By a vote of 176 to 120 the house
has amended the legislative, executive
and judicial bill abolishing the bureau
of trade relations in the state depart
ment and consolidating the bureaus of
manufactures and statistics in the de
partment of commerce and labor.
Representatives of the striking
freight handlers in Chicago have pro
posed an arbitration plan to their em-,
Twenty persons were injured, sev
eral fatally, when a Frisco passenger
train was wrecked fifty miles from
Fort Smith, Ark.
The school management committee
of Chicago has adopted a recommenda
tion for teaching wireless telegraphy
in the public schools of that city.
Miss Malecka, an English woman;
has been sentenced at Warsaw, Rus
sian Poland, to four years' penal ser
vitude on a charge of being affiliated
with the Polish revolutionaries.
Free dental treatment for school
i children of the poor was made pos
I sible when the board of education at
Springfield, 111.,, with the dental soci
ety co-operating, opened dental par
lors for that purpose.
Harassed on all sides by the mighty
Mississippi river, which at the pres
ent time inundates twelve prosperous
villages in Mississippi near Greenville,
and handicapped by the lack of money
and facilities with which to battle
the water which is sweeping over
their homes, the people of Greenville
have sent out countless messages to
every available source calling for aid.
Heavy rains and high winds have
played havoc over a large area of the
flood district in the south, and many
places that had been considered prac
tically safe are now facing threatened
levee breaks and inundation.
A movement is on foot to put a
country agriculturist in every county
in the state of Illinois to make a study
of local conditions and suggest plans
for scientific farm management for
the purpose of obtaining a larger crop
The call for all Moslems to partici
pate in a holy war, which was
launched at the start of the Turco
Italian war, is secretly enveloping all
the Mohammedan country.
It is estimated at New Roads, La.,
that four inches of rain fell there Fri
day. Grave fears are felt for the in
habitants of that section, who were
ordered to places of safety after four
days of improved conditions.
Atlanta, Ga. Oscar W. Underwood's
official plurality in the presidential
primary of May 1 was 14,047, accord
ing to the count made by the state ex
ecutive committee and Mr. Underwood
was declared the choice of Georgia's
democracy for president. The vote
was announced as follows: Under
wood, 68,273; Wilson, 53,866; Clark,
882; Harmon, 411.
WE TEACH YOU
Learn to operate and re
pair antoa. Training in
electric and steam vul
canizing, pattern making
brazing; lathe and drill
press. Plenty of actual
experience. Free cata
logue LINCOLN AU CO SCHOOL. Lincoln. Nebr.
2348 o street, Auto u-aiaa
Suits at $12.50 that you
cannot buy elsewhere for
less than $15, $18 or $20.
Sizes 33 to 40. Many blue
serges, than which there is
nothing better. Sizes and
patterns to suit any taste.
We offer these $12.50 as
the best clothing bargain
you ever had.
New spring patterns, fast
color percale shirts, the 95c
kind, offered at 69c.
In the underwear line the
best in balbriggan and mesh,
25c to 50e; worth 40c to
75c. ' -
Some startling bargains in
shoes, especially in oxfords.
Boys' odd pants, 39c;
worth 50c to $1. Men's odd
pants, $1.00; worth $2.50
The store that gives you
what you want at the prices
you can afford to pay.
Opposite Post Office
My make of auto and buggy .
tops has no superior.
Prices reasonable, work guar
anteed. J. E. Winchester
1012 M Street Lincoln
Accidonts Will llcppca
And it is wise and prudent to insure
against them in the reliable
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The "National" does a larger acci
dent insurance business in Nebraska
than any other company, and settles
all claims promptly and in full.
A host of satisfied policyholders are
stunch supporters of the "National"
and the numbers are increasing
W. C HOWEY
Secy, and Genl. Mgr.
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