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TOPICS OF Til K TIMES.
A CHOICE SELECTION OF INTER
Com meat aa4 Crltlctama Baaed Upoa
tha Huppaalnc of tha Day nialorl
cal Newa Not.
Ieatu wears t klndtr face
time than life.
Doing nothing for others Is tne un
doing of one' self.
In order to acquire wealth the den
tist must keep plugging away.
It Is impossible to pleae the woman
Who doesn't know what she wants.
The pawnbroker doesn't bare to shut
up as iong as people will put up with
care of your-
If dyspeptics would only marry good
cooks half the trouble In this world
would be eliminated.
The man who lias hay fever every
jear out-lit not to feel that he will
meet any punishment in the future.
About the time love begins to wane
a woman ought to Irani to be a first
rliiHs cook and everything will be
One of the unpleasant features of
life in Macedonia is ihe ever-prefent
possibility of meeting a Bashl-Bazouk
Irj an alley.
A Massachusetts pastor has resigned
-because his church wouldn't raise his
salary above $12 a week. Twelve
Hollars is a lot of money.
lne l'uget (sound salmon crop Is re
ported to be almost a total failure. Alas
for the n)Hsnen! With salmon beyond
their reach little that Is worth while
will be left for them.
A German actor has been sent to jail
for getting off stage Jokes about the
emperor. If they were anything like
the American stage Jokes we can't
blame the emperor for shutting him up
A Philade'phiu millionaire has receiv
ed two hundred and twenty-five thou
land dollars for the rent of his steam
yacht In the past fifteen months
jlappy thought: let us all rent our
team yachts and get rich quick.
Canada has Iteen digging canals to
Home purpose, ns the diversion of grain
trade from Atlantic ports in the 1'nlt
ed States to Montreal sufficiently at
tests. The fnct that Canada is ho far
north that her canals are frozen up
during many months of the year has
not Induced the Canadians to rely sole
ly upon rail transportation. They are
reaping the reward of their courage
In opening their water ways, which
serve not only to Induce trade, but to
Assuming that the people at church
In the morning and evening are not the
same, one person In every four and a
half goes to church every Sunday in
Jondon. The IxtmUm Imily News has
ascertained this after a canvass of six
pionthu. It has dlw-overed that the
Church of England leads in total at
(tendance, that the non-conformists are
feeeond and the Roman Catholics third,
fTlie non-conformists lead In the at
tendance of men, with a hundred and
Swenty thousand In church every Sun
ay. against ninety eight thousand men
in the Church of Kngland churches.
There Is not seating accommodation
In the churches fur a quarter of the
wpulatlon. Iondon and many. If not
all, large American' cities differ In
this respect from many mall villages,
where the churches are so numerous
that they could readily hold every man,
woman and child In the place.
No one need find Anything paradoxi
cal In the statement that cooking,
which Is one of the oldest of femin
ine occupations, offers a new profes
sion to women. It Is true that women
have always cooked, but not iu the
modern rfense. Surveying Is the foun
dation of civil engineering, mid Wash
ington had the reputation of being a
good surveyor; but If he were alive
today, and wrro put at work ttceldo
a young graduate of a technical school,
the chances are ten to one that the
younf man would easily outclass the
father of his country. Cooking has
gone through somewhat the same kind
of evolution as has civil engineering.
"The kind that mother used to make"
Is a term of pleasant remlnlscMicj
rather than a descriptive accuracy.
The admission comes hard and sounds
ungrateful, but truth demands 1L The
other day a young woman was ap
pointed official dietician to the city of
New York. She sits at n big roll top
desk In the ollb o of the department of
liarltles, and by means of the tele
phone controls all the cooks In all the
hospitals and other Institutions under
the rule of the municipal authorities.
.Jthe owns her position to her knnul-
'ge not merely of the preparation ef
food, but the chemistry of It. Two
college girls, after a thorough emirs'
01 study relating to food;, have open
ed a bakery. It was their Idea to make
ttnd sell a better quality of bread than
the ordinary baker provides. They
ire doing It with so much ruccess that
jut: business has already outgrown the
jilant, and an extension of their bulld
XX Is necessary. These are btii In
stances of a tendency which shows
Itself In many ways; for example. In
;hc hundreds of "health foods" which
jire so generally advertised and so
Widely cold. The greatest producers
of the maioiial of food In the world,
Anicriidiis have been backward iu ll.e
art of preparing it properly for use.
rspeclally Is this true of the country,
H'tliougb popular opinion may bw to
the contrary. The schools are giving
good training, and there Is need of
It u!J. "The kind that daughter
makes" may yet replace the older and
mor common phrase.
As a result of dietary experiments
carried ou In Chicago and other cities
the department of agriculture at Wash
ington Ik able to announce some In
teresting facts as to the cost of liv
ing. Although living expenses are
notoriously high, It has found that
families may be maintained In com
parative comfort at a surprlalnly low
cost. The observa'ioii of the food
consumed by one family comprising
four adults showed a total expense of
$5.53 for the meals of one week, the
bill of fare Including sirloin steak,
mutton chops, pork, fish, eggs and a
variety of vegetables. A family of
six, in a of whom were chlldn n, ex
pended $9.18 for tiie food supply of
one week. In another household the
week's food supply for the parents
and five children cost only $0.73. Al
together the experiments tshow that the
cost of diet for each person per diem
varied from It;'.-, cents to 4'2 cents, the
average being alwmt 27 ecu is. It is, of
course, of no esneclal value to know
for how small an amount human be
ings can live. Indeed, no experiments
are needed to show that at a pinch
mnn can live for a sum much smaller
than any mentioned in the agricultural
department's reports. By restricting
himself to the chei'pct food and tak
ing the minimum amount necessary
to keep body and soul together a man
might keep alive Indefinitely on a few
cents a day, but his experiment would
be valueless. It Is of Importance, how
ever, that; men and women generally
should know how so to arrange the
family food supply that the largest
possible benefit may be derived from
whatever sum Is to be expended. This
object should be not to see how cheap
ly families can live, but how well they
can live upon such sums as they c.-i;:
reasonably afford to expend. Studi"d
with this end In view such experi
ments ns those now made by the de
par, ment of agriculture may be re
garded as helpful. By uvold'ng waste
and using good judgment iu buying
the family supplies many families
could enjoy a larger and more varied
bill of fare than they do now aud with
out at all Increasing the expense. The
experiment should be considered h.
this light and as an aid to better liv
ing conditions. The world's best work
ers, I he most Intelligent and progrcs
slve men and the best developed chil
dren come from homes where food It
nutritious, well cooked and ample In
MAN WHO DESERVES PITY.
He Who la Cnaipelled to Eat Heatuu
runt rlreakfaat to Me Couaoled.
A plea for pity Is entered by an east
ern Journal on behalf of the unfortu
nate man who through the summer
months Is forced to eat a restaurant
breakfast or wait until luncheon time
to break his fast. And the commisera
tion is solicited because someone has
complained that restaurant keepctrs do
not give the amount of attention to
serving the day's first meal that they
do to the two Inter one. There are
no hard and fast figures at hand to
prove that this is so, but It Is rather
general conclusion that left-overs
from the day before are used for the
first comers and that this is hardly
Then, bus id en the mutter of food be
ing none too fresh, there Is complaint
that there Is much of setting to rights
Iu the restaurants during the hour olio
wishes to Luke breakfast, which cre
ates a confusion calculated to make
even an appetizing meal unenjoyablc.
Sweeping, dusting, tilling of salt, pep
per and vinegar receptjicles go on un
der the patron's very nose, while the
waiters display a sang frold that tells
him, or appears to do so, that he has
no business to eat in strange piacc,
that If he has a home he hhoiild be
In It and that If he hasn't a place to
ali home he Is a very poor iiiien,
indeed, anil not worthy of more con
sideration than he is receiving.
Willi tliKso complain? at hand, then,
it seems we Him It all have to Ink" it
for granted thai there's a foundation
of fact for them anil do what we can
to Impress It upon restaurant keepers
that their llrst duly iu summer is to
do their share toward making life
pleasant for the self-sacriGcing man
who sends his family to the country
while lie stays behind and earns the
money to pay their bills and his own.
An swukenlng to this duty swept
through the ranks of purveyors of
llle's necessaries and pleasure years
ago and the results have been as sat
isfactory as substitutes, or, we might
say, compensations count well tie. l.et
the restaurant, keeper join this band
of home missionaries and the di-serted
husband may find tluit desertion Isn't
all the lmd things that some folks do-
hire It to be.
The t'aijip'Mttfl Monte.
When Mr. Hubbubs built B licit
In which to house his bride,
II liorrowed from his frieudu the best
Ideas they had tried.
He borrowed here, li borrow oil there
Smith's friezo and Green's veneer;
He borrowed Johnson's porte-cochere
Ami Coop-T's chandelier,
He borrowed Wllson't water tank,
I'nrk'a pantry, Gruy'a grill;
And then ho borrowed from, the bank
Tlio rash to pay the bill.
No man's Ignorance ever prevented
tilm from flvloc advice.
SCHOOLS OF CRIME
NEGHO CONVICT CAMPS IN THE
SOUTH GIVEN SCORING.
LEASE SYSTEM VERY BAD
HELPS TO EDUCATE THE COLOR
ED MEN TO BREAK THE LAW.
CHAIN GANG CENSURED
Secretary of Freed mnn' Aid Society Sy
Outrages Naturally Follow and
, then Conjel the Lynching.
CINCINNATI, Oct. 13.-Dr. W.
P. Thirkield, corresponding secretary
of the Methodis'. Freedmau'8 aid and
the southern educational society, In
delivering the opening address of the
evangelical alliance, charged that
the outrages of negroes Id the south
was due to the chain gang and con
vict lease prison system. He said
"Let us keep in mind that only
about 20 per cent of the black men
who are lynched have even been
charged with the unspeakable crime
airainst the saeredness of woman
hood. Let the black men bring In
every Influence to bear to make such
crimes impossible. Let there be
prompt execution of the law against
this and all crimes of all men.
Lynch law, however, Is anarchy. It
brings In the reign of barbarism.
"In estimating among the black
people, we should keep in mind that
since Appomatox neatly every south
ern state has maintained a school of
cr mo an organized institution for
the training of criminals. This
charge against the convict lease sys
tem of the south. Under this system
both prison and prisoners are farmed
out under the control of private cor
p (rations sold to the highest bid
der. The motive of bwth state aod
lessee is cot morals, but money; not
reformation, but exploitation ol
criminals for gain. It is crime
turned Into a source of revenue; the
brain and blood of criminals, bar
tered for gain.
"Criminals are generally scattered
In branch prisons, quartered in rude
stockades without proper sanitation,
food or clothing. The average life
of these convicts is less than ten
"Old and young are promiscuously
chained and herded together. Even
men and women are, iu some camps,
not separated. Hardened criminals
and the boy convicted of his first
crime, the comparatively good and
the most depraved, vile and aban
doned. are chained together. One
warden or a state penitentiary pro
tests in his report that under the
present law and custom the penlten
tiary Is the school of crime Instead
of being a reformatory institution.
Of the fifty boys under eighteen,
nine-tenths of. them leave, the prison
muct worse than when they came
"There Is in these convict camps
no organized reformatory effort. Re
firm d-es not enter into the system.
Tint outcome of the careful investi
gation of the convict lease system on
the part of the governor of Georgia
was a revelation of Inhumanity, bar
barity and shameless immotality.
Much of it was unlit for the public
"In a perr d of two years over
1,100 of t best) convicts (s apid from
southern prisons. Think of 1, loO
tlilevs, murderer-), thugs at large,
lawless men roaming about in defi
ance of all law and order. Think of
a syntem that has no reformatory
element, no system to cure men i t
ctime, but that educates young
( rl'oin lis In crime and tli.it by Its
hiirguify brutalizes anil (Inhuman
Izes man aod s rids out those that do
tint die under the horrcrs of the sys
tem to debauch and degrade society.
From Bitch criminals what wonder
it there have come forth hundreds
of moral monsters.
"Over against Iho outcome of these
schools of ctime Is the fact that of
all the, thousands of graduates from
the Christian schools maintained by
the benevolence of the north and
soutn, not one graduate lias ever
been accused of the crime against
the sacrcdness of womanhood.' ,
Dr. Thirkild made a strong plea
for the philanthropic Christian both
of the south and north to Join hands
Id educational and missionary efforts
for the solution of this gravest prob
lem of Iho races ever given any na
tion t ) solve.
Killed For Unknown Cause. (
SrDALLA, ;Mo.. Oct, IX Ellen
Brodnn, aged thirty-six, of Srdalla,
thedtiorced wife of John Rocka
way, who Is serving a term In tha
penitentiary for the murder of his
second wife, was shot and killed by
John Myers, a farmer, unrtarrled
and thirty years old, near Gravis
Mills. Myers wis amstcri and is
now In jaiiat Versailles. The dead
woman was visiting ber sister Mrs.
-NEW JERSEY DAMS GONE
PEOPLE FLEE TO THE HILLS -FACTORIES
TUXKDO PAP.K, N. Y., Oct. 14.
The Rimapo river, after rising
higher than ever before, so far as
existing records show, and sweeping
away many small dams, several
bridges and houses and a section of
the Erie railroad tiack, is powsbwly
subsiding, and the Tuxedo dam,
which it was feared could notwlth
stand the flood, Is considered safe.
So far as known only two lives were
mst. G'oige Nixon and a compan-
Htm, employed on Erllr fiarrtmati's
ritiln .if A M..n .J..l.,fn
".Tim.-. ,u niucu, viriieu uuviug iiun;
rrorn central Mb y, w overtaken
by the (hod and drowned. Of the
d .-image tu pi'Gpctty along the course
of the Ilamapo no estimate can yet
he made. Tli3 village of Ramapo was
nearly obliterated bp the overflowing
of 1'ieis iri's lake and the breaking of
the dam at its lower end. The cot
tagc, dwellers fled to the hills and
have betn looked after bv those
whose homes were on higher gro ind
Ihedauiat Cranberry pon 1, near
Arden, butst and the watets spread
havoc through that valley. Several
houses were flooded, the electric
light plant was disabled, and the lish
hatchery was wholl' swept away.
the flood also washed away the
shanties of the Italian 'and Hun
garian colonies in the lower part of
the valley.' All the Inhabitants were
rescued and carried by boats to safe
JNEW YORK, Oct 14 -With the
receding of the floods, reported from
all quarters, Paterson, Passaic and the
other water-swept New Jersey towns
are relieved of further peril and are
beginning now to get a clear idea of
the extent of devastation.
in J'atersou alone the damage to
property is estimated at $,000,000,
without taking account of the loss in
wages to the thousands who have
been temporarily deprived of occupa
tion, by the shutting down of fac
tories, j lie water is repotted to
have fallen four feel below the high
csr. mark and the only possiblo
source of damage would be the butst-
it:g of the great water mains which
were undermined by the II o id. The
distress continues great, and fully
live hundred persons were still com
pclleel to seek fo id and shelter in the
armory. No additional fatalities
were reported throughout the day
In Passaic the damage is estimated
to be at least equal tu that In Pater
son. Many adjacent vil ants still
were under water today, but with
the falling of the waters all danger
,of a collapse of the great Dundee
dam was declared to be past.
1 radio was resumed during the
day on all the railroad lines entering
New York with the exception of the
local service on the main line of the
Erie. The milk famine in the city
was btoken oy the arrival of the
usual number of milk trains on the
West Shore. , New York Central
LackawDana and other roads.
PATERSON N. J., Oct. 14. -The
people of this unfortunate city are
beginning to realize the extent of the
great flood which began last Friday.
Nearly two entire wards, tak'ng in
the manufacturing section, have
been under water since that day.
This morning thousands of men,
women and children employed in
fhlfen nt mills and factories found
Ihey could not go to w.rk on ac
count, of those plants hein; shut
down. A great many of thee people
have alsi been driven from tbeli
homes, and have neither food nor
The heaviest damage In Taterson
was to the manufacturers. It is Im
possible to give an accurate estimate
of the total loss, but conservative es
timates an- about two million.
The police and firemen have been
engaged si're Saturday morning in
the woik i f i-eM-ujig families from
the upper floors or the nors of their
It-uses In the Hooded district, and
the wot k is st ill lioing on.
Today the .vater continued to fall
and there did not seem to be any
chance of further damage being done
unless another severe storm should
set, in. There are still many blocks
under water and an examlnalion if
the flooded districts cannot be made
until the water disappears. The
health authorities have a difficult
task before them in d"vlslng means
to prevent an epidemic of sickness
In the flooded territoty. The people
who were afraid to leave their homes
will not be allowed to returrj. until
I he districts arc in a sanitary con
dition. Fighting Over Clay Will.
RICHMOND. Ky.,Oct. U-Onc o,
the five wills of the late General Ca
slus M. Cly was offered for probate
In tl.e county court to-day. The will
disinherited his children and all rela
tives except his own former chl'd-wlfe,
Dora Brock, whom It nominated us
sole executrix. The other heirs intro
duced testimony to show that General
Clay was Insane. Motion to probate
the will was overruled. An appeal
was taken to the circuit court.
court coQvened at
Arthur Nelson of Beatrice was se
verely bitten on the left leg by a dog.
Mrs. John Jobman, an old resident
of near Beatrice, is dead at the age
of 71 years.
Superintendent Fowler of Lincoln,
has designated Friday, October 23,
as Flower day.
eral fences were partially destroyed.
The fire started from an ash pile left
by a steam thresherj
A tramp entered the store of May
bew Bros, at Riverton and stole a
rifle and some shells.
The walnut crop at Paplllion Is
the largest In years One man picked
fifty bushels in one day.
prairie fire at Moorebead, burned
300 acres of small grain, and several
meadows and the hay in stack. Sev
Charles S. Fisher, a civil war vet
eran, died at Nebraska City. He
wa3 a member of au Ohio regiment
Ceorge Westerman, a well known
German farmer of the Humboldt
country died Tuesday afternoon after
a brief illness.
ITundreds of tons of hay and some
out builidngs were consumed in a
prarie fire, which started eight miles
west of Bassett.
The Catholics are holding a ten-
day mission at West Point. There
Is a large attendance present of both
Catholics and Protestants.
Miss Estell Payne and Charles B.
Wahlquist were married at Hastings.
The groom is associate editor of the
Adams County Democrat.
Frank Bender, the Lincoln farmer
who mysteriously disappeared twe
weeks ago, has returned, but is un
able to say where he has been.
The saloon of Lacy & Co., at Col
eridge, was entered by burglars.
They secured $10 in change. F. II,
Peck's meat market was also robbed
The new German Lutheran church
at Crete was dedicated bunuay.
Ministers were in attendance from
all over the state. The church cost
George Peterson, who lives at
Holmesville, has been sent back M
the asylum at Lincoln. He was there
last winter, but was discharged as
While cutting a bar of railroad
Iron at Beatrice, Tearl Bates bad a
gash several Inches long cut in his
rlcht arm by a piece of steel striking
The Verdel Townsite company has
been incorporated with a capital ol
$00,000. The company will do a real
estate business at Verdel, Kooj
Miss Emily Herre and Mr. Marlon
James, were married in lremont.
They will make their future home Id
Phoenix, Ariz., where the groom is
Passorsby frustrated an attempt tr
rob the nostoillce at Oakland. The
robbers had succeeded In cutting out
a panel of the rear door when the)
weie frightened away.
Mass was held over ther remains 01
Mrs. Bridgit O'Donnell at Platts-
mouth. The body will be shipped
to Burlington, la., the formei
home of the deceased.
Lot Walters of Beatrice received
news of Ihe death of his father, the
Rev. Is'. J. Walters, at Worcester,
Mass. He occupied a pulpit in
Omaha several years ago.
Telephonic connections have been
completed by the Fremont Independ
ent Telephone company and the
Platlsmoiith company, making
another link In the Independent tele
ohone system of the state.
Fire destroyed 300 feet of corn cribs,
I,fi00 bushels of corn and 300 hushels
'if oats belonging to Taylor & Morgan
In Tobias. The village was saved
from destruction by the direction of
The Norfolk beet sugar factory
was started up for the first time thi
leason. The employees in the plant
aow numher .too The factory will
'un night and day until January.
The Rev. J. F. Bennett, who with
als wife has been conducting moet-
ngs at Humboldt for some time, has
icen called to the pastorate of the
ocal Baptist church at that place.
HE HID IN OFFICE
WOHK DONE BY DETECTIVE8 IN
POST OFFICE INQUIRY.
TESTIMONY OF WATSON
RYAN CONTINUES STORY
Interview with First Supict Broach
Out at Cincinnati Trial-. it yhu TelU t
of Money Transaction,
CINCINNATI, Oct. I5.-Durln(r the
second trial .of Miller and Johns,
for conspiracy in connection with the.
recently exposed postal frauds, nln
.witnesses were esumjned and the gov-'
eminent has four more to call, Court
wain session from 8 a. m. until
after 6 p. m The principal witnesses
were Ryan and the officials from Wash
ington. The defense was not taken byi
surprise until in the afternoon, when
toe stem, raphic reports of the private
secretaries of Fourth Assistant Post-j
master General Bristow and of General;
Itubb of interviews with Miller were'
introduced as evidence.
Joseph T. Watson, secretary andj
stenographer to the foirth assistant1
postmaster general, testified to having
been concealed in the office of his'
chief while General Robb and Ohief j
Inspector Cochran had their first in-
terview with Miller about the reports'
o the postotlice inspectors regarding
the decisions in the Ryan ease and the!
discovery of his relations with Jones.!
ant did not know that a stenographer!
was concealed in the room, as hei
did in the last case when he made. an'
equally lengthy statement and signed:
the report made by Mr. Tullis. The;
extent of the detective work that!
has been dune in these cases by the:
goverment was never disclosed uDtil
during the afternoon session, wheoi
verbatim reports of these interviews!
of Miller were submitted in evidence,'
notwithstanding the objection and'
exception of counsel for the defense.
It is now known that more of tbej
detective work of the government!
will be disclosed tomorrow when!
postollice inspectors are to take the!
When the trials were resumed tO!
day the direct examination of J. J.1
R,yan was still in progress. At tlW
adjournment of court last nighti
Judge Thompson took under advise-!
ment the objection of counsel to'
Ryan testifying to what Johns said;
ne then read from his original'
stenographic notes all that was said'
(luring the two hours and more thati
these officials were thus questioning
Miller regarding the case. It requir
ed one hour and a half for him to1
read the note, which he went over!
much more quickly than the inter-j
view was carried on. The difference,
f an hour in lime was accounted fori
by the witness because of the hesita
tion of Miller at times during the in-'
terview. The sensational appearance
of Watson on the stand was followed'
toon afterwards by Charles II. Robb,;
assistant attorney general for the!
postollice department, being called
and he produced a copy of the trans-
cribed stenographic notes of his sec-j '
retiry,"Mr. Tullis, of another long
interview with Miller when the same
parties were present. '
At the first meeting of Miller(
wi'h Robb and Cochran the defend
to him about what Miller may have
said to John concerning future ditll
culties. When court convened today Judge
Thompson decided that a prima faciei
case had been suflicieutly made out
to permit the testimony of Ryan toj
be admitted. Counsel for the de-'
fense excepted to the ruling, and the
examination of Ryan by the govern
rn nt counsel was resumed.
Whilo Ryan proc-ecfed to repeat
in detail a conversation between1
Johns itnd himself in a room at a
Terre ilatite hotel, during which the
witness claimed to have made a con
tract with Johns for $l,"00 for a fa
vorable ruling from Miller, counsel
for the deft ndants interposed fre
quent objetions which were over-'
ruled by Judge Thompson. Ryan
also test I fieri that all his future!
transactions were with Johns as the
middleman up to last December,,
when .Johns came to Cincinnati and
the met In a room at the Gibson
house, where Ryan gave Johns $1,100
In casli and $3,400 In two checks. i
Ryan continued his story alnut sub
scejucnt transactions In which he sairl
Johns war.tc t more funds right along
until the Altness linally made a
statement of the whole matter to (he
postotlice !ns, lectors and made no
tin ther efforts to get bets on the
races through the mails.
Supply of Food is Scnnt
MOBIL K,Ath , Oct 15 According
to Information received by steam
ship from Georgetown, Grand Oay-
mnn, the conditions on the Islands
as a result of the hurricane and flood
are deplorable and the pcoplo are
suffering from fever. It Is a I set
stated that thn supply of food Is
scant. The fever is attributed to
the decaying of sap trees which weie
felled by the storm and thcuumeious
cattle that perished.
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