Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, November 30, 1899, Image 7

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    SHORT STORIES.
A STRAY LCTTKIt.
The postmaster itniilel. a utile wh-n
fee pasesd out the mail, tut Luther Wil
kina did not notice. He was trying to
remember whether It ai a yeast cake
or a pound of cheese he had meant
to get at the store.
After he had got home and had eaten
hi supper he thought of the mall lo hi
overcoat pocket. He brought It to the
table and sat down to examine It.
There was the weekly county paper, a
poultry Journal, an agricultural month
ly, and, last of all. a letter.
"Well, now," said Luther, picking It
up, "I wonder who has been writing
to me. i oon i Know when I ve had a
letter."
He looked at It eagerly, held it nearer
bis eyea, they further off.
"Mr Luther Wllklns." he said.
"Mrs. Luther Wllklns. And I an old
bachelor who never so much aa thought
of getting married. Mrs. Luther Wll
klns; why, where is she? And who is
she?"
"Well, I guess I II see what's In It."
He Inserted the point of his knife un
der the corner of the envelope flap;
then he hesitated.
"What business have I opening of
her lettersT"" he asked himself. "1
never did open other folks' letters, and
I guess I won't begin now." He ruse
to hla feet and, carrying It to the man
telpiece leaned It us against the clock.
He settled himself to his papers, but
thoughts of Mrs. Luther Wllklns kept
Intruding on- what he was reading
about patent nest boxes and under
draining and the news of the village.
But Mrs. Luther Wllklns was often
In his thoughts. She even haunted his
dreams at times. He wondered what
he waa like, and he thought of the
kind of woman he would wish her to be
and enjoyed himself very much In
Imagining how ' It would seem to have
her meet him at the door when he
tame In from the fields, and how nice it
would be not to have to get his own
meals.
He worked doggedly, trying hard not
to think of the disquieting subject. It
was of no use, and toward the end of
July It was observed that Luther waa
getting very neighborly. He spent his
evening at the houses of the different
nelghbosr, he acecpted Invitations to
tea, he went to church regularly and to
all Sunday school picnics. And still he
could not And a suitable owner for the
letter.
It was one cold, raw day In early No
vember. Luther sat at a window mak
ing clumsy attempts at mending a pair
of very ragged socks. Happening to
glance across the road he saw a wo
man out in the Hammonds' yard. She
waa very busy raking up the fallen
autumn leaves.
"Letltia Hammond," Luther com
mented. "Bill Hammond's sister. We
don't see much of her lately. She don't
even go to church, there's so many of
Bill's children to look after, and Bill's
wife Is so took up with her clubs and
things. It's hard on Letltia, but she
never finds a word of fault
The sock he was mending fell to the
floor, and the wooden egg Inside It
struck with such a loud bang that the
cat started in his sleep. Luther did not
notice. He was standing at the win
dow staring out.
"That Is the best which lleth near
est," he said solemnly. "What a fool
I've been."
He found his hat and left the house,
almost running across the road. He
took the iron rake away from Letltia
gently. "That's too hard work for a
little thing like you," he said.
Letitla's blue eyes were full of won
der, but she yielded up the rake weak
ly. "You'd better go into the nouw, too, '
said Luther. "It's cold out here."
No one had been thoughtful of her
before for a long time and Ix-titla
couldn't understand It. When Luther
returned the rake she asked him to let
her do something for him.
He carried her his beat pair of socks.
She was horrified at their condition,
and mended them In a very arllntlc
manner.
Luther looked at them In wonder and
reverence. "I'll never wear 'em," he
said, when he was at home again. "1
wouldn't have her do it only 1 knew
It would make her feel better, and It
gave mc a chance to see her, too."
He found that It was an easy matter
to Invent excuses for seeing her, and
finally,, some time In the winter, he
asked her In fear in trembling If she
would be Mrs. Luther Wllklns.
So It happened that In a little less
than a year the letter was given to Its
rightful owner.
"Why, It s nothing but an advertise
ment of some new preparation of cer
eals." she said w hen she hud opened It.
"left's keep It." said Luther softly.
"Yes, we ll keep It," ' Bitid Letltia.
blushing. Condensed from Cincinnati
Commercial Tribune.
THE COCHTINO COAT.
Kverv woman could have wen
thai
Ned Moore ,,,wa drawing small pleas
ure from hlit pipe,
"t reckon the doctor spoke the truth
and I've got ' to do it; but It's the
devil's own luck."
Ned slnwlv reloaded his pipe.
"A fortnights holiday? Well,
manage the time; but how
money? Spring Lake will eat
$f.O bill In less than ten days."
Ilr nine was abandoned for
, I can
alio tit
up a
a mo-
ment, while pockets were emptied.
"What about clothes? I must have
one new rig must; but how?"
The pipe was resumed, and as the
smoke curled In meditative ring
above the smoker's head the lines on
his forehead deepened.
"I hate to do It, but. hang me If I
see any other way. And the price was
only W; dirt cheap. Anyhow, who II
know the rig Is second-hand? And If
any one does guess, what the devil do
1 care?" .
When Ned arrived at the second
hand shop he made the painful discov
ery that the blue serge suit he wished
to buy was built for a man twice his
slse. It was his first experience, how
ever, with a second-hand clothing mer
chant and constitutions! bashfulness
made him an easy victim. Ten min
ute later he left that shop the owner
of a tweed lounge suit, handsome, it l
true, but a combination of yellow and
black aggressively loud In color and
pattern. .
When Ned Moore caught his first
view of the crowded -veranda of the
Monmouth house he wished that he
hadn't come. And after working h s ,
way through a bevy of pretty girls
surrounding the mnln door, he decided
to skip dinner In the big dining room
...I ... modestly In the small cafe.
Later, as he finished washing
I--..J .in. t from his pale face.
the
he
olltoqulaed : '
"I'll christen mr new outfit tonight.
There'll be nobody In the coffee room;
and perhaps I II t reconciled to the
vulgar thing after westing It In the
n'almuB curious fashion the modest
tapper Ned Moore had planned while
Srffif developed Into a full-edged
dSaSr He ' sstnsd to hare put on a
ZeVMeptite with hi. new suit of old
SSJeTAnd a i.;w WiM : .
1st ft i himself orderlaf PBI 01
n'.'tt! of wine ha
T" 111 if lit d.ej I while he dined
and there tame to the ex Invalid with
the gathering shadnws. a strange lung
ing for companionship. Through the
o-n window came the heavy lt air
waring to his ears the minted ta
mm laugnier or the many people
o
me sanas. up was dominated by
new oorn aeslre to draw nearer th
neart of life to come In closer touci
"m wihi crow a or pretty women
aown by the sea. And no he paid hi
bill, put on his hat, and was Boon on
or tne multitude.
Before he knew It one of the Drettl
est girls he ever saw had sat down be
side hlme and gave him a most affee.
tionate embrace. He was too astonished
to speak for several moments.
I must say something," thought
Ned Moore; and he was on the point
of speaking when another man spoke
ior nim:
"Well, I'm darned
And when Ned Moore looked up he
saw lacing him a man about hla own
size and build a man whose face was
livid with passion. The Intruder dldn
give Ned long to think, however, for
he burst out:
"What is this Nell? What In thun
der
He got no further, for with a shriek
the young woman sprang away from
Ned Moore. When she faced him. she
looked an enraged tigress he waa too
angry for words.
I "Answer me, Nell; answer I1
-on, its ail a mistake, a dreadful
mistake," cried the young woman,
"Mistake? Nonsense!"
"No, truth. Jack," and the pretty
tear-stained face was lifted toward the
angry man. "I waa sitting here," she
ran on, her voice tremulous, "waiting
for you. And I had Just dreamed my
way back to last summer and was,
so happy, living over those dear, sweet
days; then somebody, so like you, pass
ed between me and the sea, fitting In
O so true, with tny sweet dream. Then
an arm stole about me th same old
yellow and black coat sleeve, and
"Why, bless my soul, man," cut In
the angry lover, eyeing Ned Moore In
tently, you ve got on my old courtin
rig. I see It all now. Nell, dear, don'
say another word. It's all my fault
I'd no business to sell that dear old
courting coat; It waa rank sacrifice."
Ned Moore found something more
than health at the seashore found hi
heart. And he returned to New York
a new man. Something, time soon
testified, had opened bachelor eyes to
the loveliness of woman, the lonellnness
of bachelor life; for In six months he
married married and settled down to
hard work and home life. But for
reasons, the nature of which he did not
explain to his little wife, he never part
ed with his own courting coat, even
when its days of active service had de.
parted. Black and White,
STORIES FROM REAL LIFE.
Duluth Special to Chicago Chronicle
It has remained for a Polish baron to
awaken the United States governmen
to aproper conception of the extent of
timber depredations on the northern
boundary of Minnesota. That Is, he was
was a Polish baron before he was ex
alted to the plane of American citizen
ship through the agency of the natur
allsatlon laws. Ills name Is M. A. Mey
endorfT, and, though he takes no pains
to cultivate the title. It will stick to
him, and he is known here and else
where as "The Haron.
Millions of feet of government pine
have been stolen annually In Northern
Minnesota In recent years, and, It is
claimed, sold to Canadian lumbermen
The timber thieves, owing to the re
moteness of the region from civiliza
tion, have been bold, and. It Is said
have taken small pains to cover up the
Illegal operations. One or two special
land agents had declined the honor of
going up to the Little Fork and Lake
of the Woods regions this summer, but
"Baron" Meyendorft started at once
when he was ordered thither.
When he arrived In the vicinity of
the reported depredations the Haron
was met by fifteen rough, smiling fel
lows, who extended the glad hand. They
praised the Baron's nerve but slyly
endeavored to shake his resolution to
break up the gang. Whether the Bar
on realized mat ne was pretty ciue
to the gang at the time is not known
The Haron finally discovered that he
was being steered from accomplishing
his mission. He arrested one man and
told him that notice would be sent
the proper time for him to jm to
court, but the prisoner Insisted on go
Ing with the Baron, and the latter could
not shake him. The prisoner followed
the Baron Into Canada when the lat
ter started home via Rat Portage, and
then came back. Soon after thlB the
land department and United States
.Senator Knute. Nelson were in receipt
of letters protesting against the Baron
It was said that he had Imbibed too
freely, and had carried an American
prisoner into Canada.
The Haron am not ao so muc.n 10
awaken the government to the condi
tion of iifTalrs un north, but he was
the occasion of bringing much to light
ODD INCIDENTS.
"You fee many a strange thing ano
funny incident," remarked Horace El
lison of Chicago, at the Waldorf-Astoria,
"when traveling abroad, but I
suppose customs of ours also strike
the average foreigner as queer, al
though they seem to us as quite nat
ural. One thing they beat us on, how
ever. Is their tipping system. You pay
there at the end of your stay, and It Is
regularly graded as to what It will be;
whereas In this country you put your
hand In your pocket to get a tip If
you draw an extra breath.
"When I was at Alx-les-Balns last
summer I saw a stout German woman
sitting at another table eating with an
enormous pile of plates. I thought nt
first she was carving or doing some
thing of that kind, but as the meal pro
gressed and the pile became no less
I made Inquiry and found out that she
was extremely near-sighted, and the
pile of plates exactly nineteen In
number was necessary to raise her
food lo a point where It would come
within her range of vision. She was
. than Ihi ftlirtlPRII
no leSS a peinioRc --
Of Si'hlcswlg-Holstetn. in Jiaiy iney
do not use glass In windows on ac
count of the expense, and replace with
wood or other material. In order to
relieve the monotony, I suppose, they
have a habit of painting household
scenes on these blank spaces. In one
window you see an old chap reading
his paper, and In another a young miss
doing up her hnlr. There are also
scenes of even Intimate famll char
acter, Whlcn I Will leave ui j"".
Inatlon. In Atnens one uj
to buy something or other, whlcn, i
remember, cost five drachmae. For It
I tendered a ten-drachmae note In pay.
ment. And In order to make change
the storekeeper tore It neatly In two
and returned one-half to me. Conveni
ent, wasn't lt?"-N. T. Tribune.
Twenty-eight head of specially fed
Aberdeen-Angus cattle, two-year-olds.
alsed In Indians, near Terre Haute, by
John MeTall. sold In Chicago recently
at N U. th highest price paid for cat
tle there since Christmas, INT and the
highest in (September stnoe ISM.
eriPfnpsgne. Tr
en'-;, oil thurmiir
WOMEMON THE FARM
In every one of the 1OT counties of
Kansas there are fine farms owned
and operated by women without the
aid of men. The owners are women
of pluck and perseverance, who have
overcome all the difficulties that con
front the farmers of the west, and in
most instances their labors are reward
ed with complete success.
The story of Mrs. Anna Lembach
Neosho county's woman farmer. Is full
of interest. Mrs. Lembach lives four
miles northwest of Erie. She has
comfortable home, a quarter section of
excellent land and money at interest,
All this represents the saving, scrimp
ing and foresight of twelve years as
a woman fanner. Mr. Lembach died
In 1887. When his widow came to take
stock of his available assets she found
that they were a stout heart and
quarter section of partially raw land
mere was a mortgage of 1,700 on
the farm and other obligations aggre
gating more than $600. In the house
were six little children, the eldest a boy
or 11 years. Then it was that Mrs
Lembach put her hand literally to the
plow, and until her children grew
to manhood and womanhood, she was
ner own hired man and her own maid
of all work. She sowed and planted,
plowed and reaped, not by proxy, but
wun ner own hands. She kept her chil
dren In school, comfortably clothed and
fed, and did double stint every work
day of her life. She attended strictly
to the duties of her farm, and In seven
years the mortgage was a gTim recol
lection. The mountain of debt has dis
appeared from her perspective. She still
manages the farm on which she ac
cumulated 110,000, practically unaid
ed. In twelve years. But she takes life
easier now, the burden has grown light
in in carrying.
It Is doubtful If there Is a more sue
cessful woman operating a large farm
in Kansas than Mrs. Seretta Bucher,
wno owns and personally manages
farm of 450 acres, near Douglass, in
Butler county. Nine years ago, after
a successful period of seven years in
Kansas farming, Mr. Bucher died. His
widow Immediately took upon herself
tne greet responsibility of the manage
ment of her part of the extate, and her
superior executive ability became man.
Ifest. Things moved under her direc
tion. Few farmers can operate hired
help to better advantage. Everything
runs like clockwork. She looks after
all her business matters In person.
watcnes the markets, directs the plant
Ing, the cultivation and the harvest. In
fact, she is the absolute monarch of her
large farm and all her business affairs.
One of the most remarkable young
women of Kansas Is Miss Leah A
Knlsely, who owns 160 acres near In-
ousiry, uickerson county. She per
forms the entire work of her farm
without the assistance of a man. Miss
Knlsely is 28 years old and was
brought up on the farm where she now
resides. In recent years she has been
the main support of a widowed mother.
About five years ago Miss Knlsely took
active management of the farm. Her
health was poor, but farm work proved
of great benefit to her, and Bhe says it
would now be Impossible for her to
hold her good health If she did not re
main outdoors constantly. This year
she had eighty acres of fine corn. Then
she had 1,250 bushels of wheat. She
not only plowed the ground for this
wheat, but she sowed the grain, culti
vated it herself and shocked the corn
She can husk corn with any man In
Dlckerson county. In addition to rals
ing a big wheat and corn crop thU
year, Miss Knlsely raised several acres
of oats, took care of about 2o head of
cattle, attended to the little garden,
looked after her fruit trees and did
all the work connected with the farm.
The whole county admires her pluck,
and the neighbors admit that she can
give any man pointers on how to run
a. KansaB farm profitably.
Mrs. Jane Peterson Is another pros
perous farmer. She owns a good farm
near I'leasanton, Linn eVunty For
five years before his death, In 1893, her
husband was an Invalid. During all
this time and since Mrs. Peterson has
managed the farm and made money
every year. She Is Industrious and Is an
excellent financier. Her farm Is well
improved. Mrs. Peterson's principal
source of Income Is from the sale of
milk to the creamery and from hogs,
which are raised and prepared for the
market. Mrs. Peterson Is healthy and
strong, and drives the best teams In
Linn county.
Eight years ago General W. B..
Brown, who owned 200 acres of land In
Independence, died, leaving his widow
alone. She took up the thread of farm
work and has successfully conducted
the estate. Mrs. Brown has made
wheat growing a specialty, the greater
part of her land being rich bottom. The
upland she hus made very profitable
for dairy fiirmlng and the grazing of
stork of the adjacent town of Inde
pendence, but she grows corn, clover
and millet, as the seasons dictate.
Mrs. J. O. Martin Is Kearney coun
ty's most successful woman farmer.
Her husband died In issit, and Mrs.
Martin was left with three children
o support. She took hold of the farm
nd gave her whole time to the work.
She raises cattle and grain and makes
money right along. She has cleared the
mortgage off her farm and lives well.
Her far mis located In the Arkansas
alley. Mrs. Martin owns two wind
mills and an Irrigating plant.
The leading woman stock raiser of
Kansas Is Miss Mary IVst of Barber
ounty. She came from England to
Medicine Lodge ten years ago and soon
fter engaged In farming and stock
raising. With the possible exception of
x-Congressman Jerry Simpson, Miss
Best owns the finest farm In Barber
county. She owns and controls 3,000
acres of land, 700. of which Is In cul
tivation. She is dealing exclusively In
cattle, and now has on her ranch near
Medicine Lodge about 2,000 head, of
hlch 700 head are her own and the
balance she Is holding for other parties.
Miss Best handles from 2,000 to 3,000
hend annually, and has always made
money.. She also has a contract with
he united States government to grow
r,0 bushels of sorghum seed. The seed
Is furnished by the agricultural de
partment and Is, without doubt, the fin
est grado In the world. Miss Best Is a
young woman of more than ordinary
Intelligence, and Is known all over Bar
ber county for her good business sense
and her ability to manage a large farm.
Her good sense can lie attested by a
number of young Barber county farm
ers who have sought her hand and
heart In marrlnge, but who have dis
mally failed, The young lady says she
can take care of herself.
Near the Missouri and Kansas line,
In Linn county, Mrs. Mary J. Beese
owns and successfully operates a large
farm of 260 acres. She Is a typical In
dependent woman farmer. Her form Is
worth $4,000 and she has 11,000 loaned
out to the neighboring farmers.
The Misses Martha and Carrie James
are two Osage county sisters who are
running a farm entirely without the
help of a man. Miss Martha James
Is J years old. and her sister Carrls Is
tO. Both are natives of Kansas.
Hundreds of women are operating
farms In Kansas, and la every Instance
tbejr bars prospered.
GENERAL NEWS.
ITerr Morris liusch, author f a "Life
of Prince Bismarck, died at Leipzig.
The Bapt'nt congress came lo a close
at Pittsbuisj at'er two short sessions,
at which papers were read.
President Bl'ckensderfer of the
Wheeling & Lake Erie railway has
named No vein her 22 as the time for a
conference with the employes regard
ing the increase in wages required by
them.
The locked out piano workers of Chi
cago have decided to appeal to the Illi
nois state board of arbitration to make
an investigation of the causes of the
trouble in the piano trade.
Major General Miles has carefully In
spected the fortifications at Ballast
Point and will leave for Galveston Ada
New Orleans. He expects to reach
Washington about the 26th Inst.
Major Taylor secured two more world
records at Chicago. He reduced the
half mile record from 40 2-6 to 40 1-i
seconds and the third of a mile from
27 2-5 to 27 1-6 seconds. Taylor was
paced by a motocycle carrying wind
shields.
At th annual meeting of the Cleve
land Terminal alley Railway com
pany John K. Cowen was elected pres
ident and F. W. Underwood first vlos
president. Dr. Cowen is vice president
of the Baltimore Ohio railway and
Mr. Underwood general manager.
Verona, Italy. There was a short but
very sharp earthquake here. It threw
the inhabitants of the town into pan! a.
Colon, Colombia. Panama Is tranquil,
but there is no telegraphic communi
cation with the interior. The Bolivar
rebels have been crushed.
City of Mexico. Dr. Zaldlvar, Salva
dorean minister to Mexico, who Is also
generally accredited to European coun
tries, has left for the United States,
en route to London and Paris, and will
for some time reside in the latter cur,
Constantinople. It la authoritatively
announced that the Turkish govern
ment has approved the concession to
the Deutsche bank of a railway exten
sion to Baasorah, a frontier city and
river port of Asiatic Turkey. 270 miles
southeast ol Bagdad.
Gibraltar. The United States trans
port Thomas, with the Fourth regiment
aboard, bound for Manila, was roundly
cheered by the British channel squad'
ron,. whose bands played British and
American pieces aa the transport
passed.
San Francisco, Cal. The United
States army transport Columbia has
arrived here from Manila, via Naga
saki. Eight government employes con.
stltuted the entire passenger list, no
sick or discharged soldiers beln aboard.
The voyage was uneventful.
New York. The transport Meade,
with the Forty-third United States vol
unteer infantry on board, sailed for
Manila today. The Meade attempted
to get away on Tuesday, but was stuck
In the mud at its dock.
Washington, D. C Chief Surgeon
Woodhull at Manila, under date of Oc
tober 12, sends Surgeon General Stern
berg the following:
'A sharp and quite general epidemic
of dengue has prevailed in Luzon for
some months past and it appears to be
spreading to the south. There have
been few really severe cases.
Dengue Is a species of fever with con
tagious eruptions. It Is rarely fatal.
Washington, D. C Recent mail ad
vices from Manila received by the war
department show that General Otis has
established a medlo-ledlo-legal depart
ment in Manila, in charge o two Fili
pino physicians, Don Joee R. ldalgo and
Don Giesorio Slnglan. An emergency
ward and dissecting room has also been
established for post mortem examina
tions. The department is to be subject
to the orders of the supreme court and
the tribunals of justice in Manila.
Washington. D. C Mall advices re
ceived at the postal department show
that the Filipino insurgents have adopt
ed a new method of Interference with
the military telegraph lines. This is
done by attaching a fine copper wire
to the line, running it down tne poie
or through the foliage of a tree to the
ground, where it 1b attached to a piece
of iron driven Into the earth. This ef
fectively cuts off communication, and
Is not easily discovered when once ac
complished. END OF "CORNCOB PIPE" CASE-.
St. Louis. Mo. (Special.) After a
hotly fought trial four of the defend
ants In the celebrated "corncob pipe
case" were tonight found guilty In the
United States circuit court of using
the malls to defraud. The four men
are Henry Ringbeck, E. W. Northstein,
M. McElhany and Arthur Miller. One
of the defendants, William Ruff, has
already pleaded guilty. No action has
been taken in the cases of W. S. Daily
and J. E. Wilhington, who were Jointly
Indicted with the others named. Their
testimony was of great value In the
movement and a nol proa may be en
tcred for them. The witnesses brought
in by the government came from a
dozen states, showing how widespread
was the operation of the scheme to
defraud.
It was the plan of the defendants, as
hown by the testimony, to write to
the mayor or postmaster of a town tell.
ng him that a corncob pipe factory
could be established for $1,000 and op
erated at small expanse, while the
profits were represented to be large.
The men, whose headquarters were at
Washington, Mo., would then offer to
sell suitable machinery for J700 to 1900.
In each case where a factory was
actually put In operation It was found
to be next to impossible to dispose of
the product at all, so overstocked was
the corncob pipe market. The govern,
ment alleged that the price asked for
the machinery was so excessive as to
be fraudulent and that the purpose of
the defendants' letters waa to cause
an undue and inordinate demand for
machinery which really could not be
profitably used.. The attorneys for the
defendants will make a motion
new trial.
for a
In addition to the work on the rail
road from Keystone to Hill City by the
Burlington road, sand from Rapid City
to Mystlo by the Dakota Pacific,- these
new lines have been begun or will be
in a short while: The Burlington is
pushing Its extension from Dumont on
the main line down the road to Elmore
and expects to have trains running by
the first of January. This line Is be
ing built to get around the heavy grade
so the road can successfully handle the
expected large traffic from the Spear
flsh line on account of the proposed op
erations of the American Mining com
pany nenr the lntter plnce. The Fre
mont. Klkhorn & Missouri Valley Is
surveying for a spur to be put In for
the benefit of the Dnkotu Mining com
pany, whose cyanide plant is at Cen
tral City snd has passed the experi
mental stage, operating successfully on
ores from the upper country. It Is ru
mored that the Klkhorn road will build
Into the Carbonate district soon, In or
der to tap the recently discovered pho
nolltlc district ahead of other compet
itors. At Elkhorn headquarters In
Omaha It Is stated that the Central
City spur Is In contemplation, but that
ha nimnnil f'srbonnte extension Is
purely a rumor and without foundation.
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ROHRBOUGH BRO'S. Proprietors, 1 6th and Douglas Sts.
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i, PROF W. H. SADLER, of Baltimore, while making a visit st the Omaha Conierela
t oliege a few days ago taid, "There are but five commercial schools worthy tbe nam be
L"iee') "liltim"re and gan Francisco, and the Omaha Commercial College Is one of tares."
w hy is tliis ibeoplulou of the leading business educator of tbe United States? 1. BBCAOBI
of its equipments and facilities. 2. BECAUSE of its comprehensive courses of study asat
irogrewive policy. 8. BECAUSE of its wise management and its success In locating SB
(rraduutes in poMtion..
HFNFR1I IMEnRIIITinii Enrollment last year 1050, students. Present eU
ULnLriHL InrUniYlAI lUlf, ment, the Urgent it has ever beeD. Over 300 stueeatl
niaceu lo positions lust year an book-keepers, stenographers and telegraph operators. Ex
perienced teachers are employed. Rigid discipline le enforced. Located in the heart of Use
city. Employs up-to-date methods ot lnstrut-tion. Secures positions for IWgrsdustea. r
vldes evei v student with work for board. Educates poor boys and girls. Caters Is al
nationalities. Has no creed save that wbicb applies to a successful business career. Wm
been run ofteen years under the same management. Fulfills iuobligatlons and redeem.ef
promise. It is metropolitan In character and now but students fmm twenty-four states
tne union, students enter any time. Work for board guaranteed. Tbe Winter Tern S
gins January it. catalogue and elegant specimens of Penmanship will be sent free to sajssl
sending name and address. Write
ROHRBOUGH BROTHERS,
6th and Douglas Streets. OMAHA, NEB.
Pilos-FistulolHKiDEnsDsO
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CURED
WITHOUT
IUTE, LIGATURE OB C1USTI1
teatlnoalal:
PROMINENT BUSINESS MAN CUR'D
Kansas City, Ho., Oct 29, 1897.
Drs. Thornton & Minor, K. C. Mo.:
Dear Sirs I cannot recommend your
treatment for piles too highly, you hav
Ins; treated me very successfully. I
was afflicted for years and you effect
ed a permanent cure without a day's
loss from my business. Very truly
yours, J. J. BWOFFORD,
Pres. Swofford Bros. Dry Goods Co.
We guarantee to cure every case.
Don't take one cent until patient 1
well. Send for free book to men; also
free book to ladles. Address
DRS. THORNTON & MINOR,
Ninth and Wall Sts., Kansas City, Mo.
THE MISSOURI PACIFIC R'Y
Free reclining chair cars on all trains.
Quick service; close connections.
Two dally fast trains each way be
tween Omaha and
Atchison,
Kansas City and
St. Louis.
Unexcelled time and accommodations
to the Famous
HOT SPRINGS OF ARKANSAS.
Be sure to secure tickets via this line.
For complete Information, descrip
tive pamphlets, etc., address J. O. Phil
llppl A. G. F. & P. A., or W. C. Barnes,
T. P. A., southeast corner Sixteenth
and Douglas Sts., Omaha, Neb.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Last week's engagement of star-gaz
ing doubtless resulted favorably. A
large crop of engagements may be
looked for presently.
Boston Is proline in color symphonies.
Two black girls, named Green and
Wnite, are in trouble there for steal
ing from a white man by the name of
Gray.
Notwithstanding the critical Btate of
affairs In the Blue Grass state, Colonel
Jack Chlnn persistently declines to un-
llmber his Jaw, Possibly he is handier
with a gun.
Mr. Andrew Carnegie is the boss li
brary promoter of the land. He has
offered the city of Louisville $135,000 to
be used In constructing a free circu
lating library. All that he requests Is
that the city make proper provision for
its maintenance.
The authorities of the Flowery King
dom have declared war on the most fe
roclous of Chinese societies, known aa
the "Order of the Red Fist." If the
authorities mean business the O. R. F.
might move to Coney Island and con
tinue business undisturbed.
Lieutenant Winston Churchill, report
ed missing at Colenso, Natal, has pub
llHhed a book on the Omdurman cam
paign, In which he says Kitchener was
directly responsible for the killing of
wounded dervishes. Churchllls pic
ture of the conquering general Is, in
deed, most unflattering, describing him
aa a man without feeling and one who
looked upon a wounded man, even
among his own soldiers, as an Incum
brance.
HALF RATES SOUTH
via
OMAHA & ST. LOUIS AND WABASH
ROUTES.
On the first and third Tuesday of
each month the above lines will sell
homeseekers tickets to southern points
for one fare (plus two dollars) round
trip.
WINTER TOURIST RATES now on
sale to Hot Springs, Ark., and all the
Winter Resorts at greatly REDUCED
RATES.
Remember the O. & St. L. and Wa
bash the Shortest and Quickest Route
to St. Louis.
Remember the O. A St. L. and O.,
K. C. & E. Is the Shortest Route to
Quincy. Unexcelled service to Kansas
City and the South.
For rates, sleeping car accommoda
tions and all Information, call at the
QUINCY ROUTE OFFICE, 1415 Far
nam St. (Paxton Hotel Block), or write
Harry E. Moores, City Passenger and
Ticket Agent, Omaha, Neb.
BEWARE OF OINTMENTS FOR CA
TARRH THAT CONTAIN MERCURY,
as mecury win surely destroy the
sense ofwiell and completely derange
the whole system when entering It
through the mucous surfaces. Such
articles should never be used except
on prescriptions from reputable phy
sicians, as the demage they will do If
ten-fold to the good you can possibly
derive from them. Hall's Catarrh
Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney A
Co., Toledo, O., contains no mercury,
and Is taken Internally, acting directly
upon the blood and mucous surfaces of
ths system. In buying Hall's Catarrh
Cur be sure you get ths genuine. It
Is taken Internally and Is made In To
ledo, O., by T. J. Cheney a Co. Test I
swmlais free.
old by drack-iata, Prist ft par bottle
sirs Ifcarilr nils an Um
KAMIASCnT.1
Aattorissd by the Ms to west CfTMr
Wmmtovm Airb srmciAL dimma I
Cons faarsatsM sr
seas ss
sntC.O. D.,ocd7 brafTMmsnt. Cfcssv
Over 40.000 nnd. Ass and aa
sees are important. Stets yonr ess as4 s
for tsnss, ConsnltaWoa foes sad eon
pstsonally or by tester.
Seminal Weakness
nd sexual uebiiity. (u.
inln IfMaaa t dnuu ne with
"j li.v " i i a
to the head, pains la back, eoafoatd ideas t
fuiieUiilnsss, bashnilnsss, STsrskm to ssss
loss of sexual power, loss of msnhood, SB
teoes, etc, eared :
ior uze.
I eaa stop at
Inns, restore ssxnal power, restore Bates
Wak
Drain power, smart ana swesfta
sad auk yon fit t at maniaf.
snd list of questions fas sis lea.
MUCOCELE. HrDHOCELE.PHIM0$l$tma all Mssss
Private Diseases 2!Z?32
BOOK u"f"S2v,
C'ton disss, the effects and cm, seat fl
plain wrappar for easts la, SUM &
should read Qua book for ths iatoisutioa
son tains.
N. B. State ease and ask for list of quail
JTre Jfomwrn QfAnmUnmy, tor men oas
A 8kln of Beauty Is a Joy Forovtsr.
DK. T. KFUX OOl'KAUD'H OKIRNTAS
CRKA M, UK MAOICAL BEAD TIFIKB
FURIFin
as well as
tMttUtifstBij
No other
cosmetic wflL
do it
Removes Tbbv
Pimples, Mam
Patches. KailL
Freckles, ssa
Skin disease
a d every
blemish oa
Deauty,
defies i
tlon. It
stood the east
of 61 j
yearaa
. u urauiiBflB we tafue ir in rtA uim i i mm.
perly made. Accept no counterfit of almuaS
name. ur. L,. A. Sayre said 10 a lady of taa
haul-ton (a nut lent.!: "Av l.H n
them, 1 recommend 'Oouraud's Cream' as the
least harmful of all the Skin preparations."
For sale by all Druggists ftDi ancy-GooSs
Oealers In the IT. 8., Cunadas, and Europe,
frail. 7. HopMnt, Prop'r, 37 Great Jones St-TlIX
OBSERVATIONS OF A WOMAN.
Breakfast In bed Is a IllTiirv unfit
you have to take It there.
Hairpins are sometimes svnonvmon
with a woman's reputation.
The prettiest woman is alwavs mnaS
particular about her tailor.
A woman doesn't have to nnm-aa
whiskers to be an expert at blowing.
a ne piayer oi tne practical Joke al
ways sees more in it than anv on
else. .. ;
Much of the ragtime music indulea
in by amateurs seems to be coming un
raveled. Why Is It we feel especially clever
when we hear some one else repeat our
own thoughts as original.
The reason so many husbands refuse
to go down stairs and meet a burglar
Is not owing to fear, but because they
must be careful of the acquaintances
they make.
FARM LAND IS THE SAFEST INVESTMENT
Do you want a farm In Nebraska"?
Then write me at once. I can fit yoaj
out in any sized farm from 40 acres
to 10,000. Write me, telling me where
and what you want and give all partic
ulars In first letter. I have lands at
from $1.50 per acre up. I am agent for
a great many eastern owners who de
sire to clean up and will make prices
and terms to suit. I handle all kinds
ot sales and exchanges, and If yo
want to buy or sell any kind of col
lateral I can And you a customer, it
have farms In Iowa, Kansas ad Mis
souri, both farming and fruit lands.
Real estate Is advancing all the time
and the shrewd investor will buy now.
Lyman Waterman, Real Estate and Fi
nancial Agent, New Tork Life Bids.
Omaha, Neb.
Stammering
ha, Neb. Julia E.
Omaha Htanj-
merers' institute,
Dr.
Soarles
Si
Searles
Cure All DlaeasM
of Private Nilin.
No hi lures. Weak mea
caused hy errors Of
I yout h, exeeMes and at
bllitatlng drains cured
'i.to stay cured. Goaor
II rimes nnd ayphllls cures
I In earliest possible tints.
I Wriie, if cannot call.
1 19 Ho. 14th St., Omaha, Ncfc.
Or. Kay's Renovator, Xtt
nample, free book and free adrlcs how to earn
ihs very worst eases of dripepata, coaiUaa
ilnn, bilious head aobe, liver, kidneys sad !
'Ilaeases. Remedy by mall tot St coats end Z
Or. B. J. Kay Msdloai t, saitoga, V. Y7
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