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■ENHCFOTEK A OITOOS, Edaand P»ba
LOUP CITY, * • NEB.
The trades unions of San Francisco
have raised nearly ISO,000 by assess
ments and donations to maintain the
strikes of the planing mills in their
effort to gain an eight-hour working
day in California.
Salt water is held to be much more
effective than fresh water in putting
out fires. A system of piping is now
being placed in the Brooklyn navy
yard, by which water from the harbor
will be carried by gravity through a
large main to an electric power house.
A shipment of 100.000 young peach
trees from Georgia nurseries, bound
for Cape Colony and Natal, South Af
rica, will be made next week. They
go largely into Natal, and a large num
ber of the trees going to that country
are consigned to Ladysmith. Cape
Colony fruit growers g*'t less than huif
of the shipment.
The Siberian railway will cross alto
gether thirty miles of bridges, and of
these the line of Irtusk required a
large number. Including such import
ant one3 as those over the Irtysh, at
Omsk, 700 yards; over the Ob, at
Krivashekovo. 840 yards; over the
Yenissei at Krasnoyarsk, 930 yards,
and over the Uda, at Nijml Udinsk,
An original device for evading the
prohibitory law was recently un
earthed by plumbers in a house In Rut
land, Vt The liquor, stored in a secret
nook, was conveyed by hidden pipes
to a radiator in one of the principal
rooms of the house. A small faucet
attached to the radiator was the
means by which the liquid was drawn
off for use.
Judge Clifford Smith of Cedar Kalis.
Ia., holds that good citizens are needed
more in this country than mere voters.
Therefore he refused to grant naturali
sation papers to several foreigners who
came before him because they were un
able to understand some simple ques
tions which he put to them. None of
them could either read or write Eng
lish. and the Judge told them tnat he
did not think they were as yet ready
A recommendation of the recent Par
is conference on international copy
right is that no modification of an au
thor's work shall be made without his
consent. Is not this principle morally
binding after an author's death? The
rapid multiplication of denominational
hymn-books has led compilers so ma
terially to alter the verses used that
they often express opposite tenets from
those the author held. It is a serious
offense to attach an author's name to
a hymn so altered.
It's rank nonsense to presume that
a man can’t love a woman just as
well if she is the daughter of a mil
lionaire as if she were, only a sales
woman, and just as silly, too, to think
a woman can't be as devoted to a man
with a title as to one who is a motor
man. for instance. It's all in the man
and it‘s all in the woman. There's
just as much so-called love among ti
tles and dollars as there is among the
roses, and the chances are as good for
permanent happiness in one ease as in
the other. All of which is apropos of
the wedding of Miss Zimmerman with
the duke of Manchester.
Henry Hagemeister, treasurer of the
Wisconsin Brewers’ associa.ion, says
beer-drinking is on the decrease in
the state. The days of fortune-mak
ing in breweries has passed, and sev
eral large establishments now fail to
return a fair percentage on the money
invested. This condition has been
brought about in large measure by in
creased consumption in homes. When
people drink beer at home." says Mr.
Hagemeister. "they are satisfied when
thirst is appeased. In saloons the so
cial or treating feature makes them
drink a great deal more. The result
to the brewer can be easily under
The album habit is so strong and its
expressions are so varied that little
wonder ought to be felt at an account
of an album in which a young woman
has placed a piece of each gown she
has bought, and has noted on the page
the datp of purchase and thp time
when the garment was last worn. The
price also is attached, both as an en
couragement and a warning, it is to b->
supposed. An observer of the other
sex might suggest an enlargement of
the album pages so as to include a
summary of the miles traveled in se
lecting the dresses. There might be
added an estimate of the total of re
grets that other patterns were not pre
ferred or different fashionings or
dered. N’o one, of course, would cloud
the pages with surmises as to the ag
gregate of sighs of envy or whispers of
criticism which each dress called into
There is yet another child prodigy
in the world of music the daughter of
M. Anton Kneiser. director of the
Bucharest School of Music. This
young lady is now six years old. but
her little fingers began to manifest a
singular facility for the keyboard of
the piano before she was two, while at
four she had given several public per
formances as a pianist in the capital
and several other towns of Roumania.
One or two of the pieces are her own
compositions. 6he is now in Paris,
where she is to give a series of re
People who did not Know tae Bert
rams wondered how it were possible
for so many children to live in so
small a house. When Dr. Bertram
built the house it was considered of
very good size, but that was many
years ago, and since then five bright,
happy children had come to crowd the
little brown house. On one side of
them lived a little boy who was an
only child and the idol of his father
and mother. He had the enviable
reputation of having everything he
wanted. When some of the little Bert
rams wished they were as fortunate
as Lawrence Cole, their sister Helen,
who was 14. would say:
“Oh, it wouldn't be nice to have all
the tilings we want—there wouldn't be
anything to wish for, and wishing is
Of their neighbor on the other side
the children stood in great awe. He
was a bachelor named Samuel Jorden,
who lived all alone, and who detested
children; and how in the world he
happened to build a house right next
to the little brown Bouse full of them
is not known.
But, in spite of all the wealth on
either side of them, the Bertrams were
thj happiest, most contented of fami
lies. There was always such fun
there, with never a dull day, so that i
every child in the neighborhood loved
to go there, but after dinner at night
was the jolliest time, when Dr. Bert- I
ram was at home. They would all
gather around the open fire in the li
brary and everyone had to tell what
he and she had been doing all day.
Then they would have a little music
from Helen and her mother, and the
girl would transfer them all to an
ideal world with the music from her i
violin. Then came the procession to I
bed, where Marjorie would be carried,
half asleep. The queer thing about
the Bertram family was that everyone
w'as utterly different in look and char
acter. so that one never knew Just
which one they loved best.
It was only the third day before
Christmas, when Dorothy, who was
just "half past six," went up stairs
to find her mother. She had a wistful
look on her little face that one could
"Mother, dear, have I got something
for everybody now?”
"Yes, Dorothy, 1 think you have,
and you have helped me very much,
besides," answered her mother.
"Well, then, would you please give
me just fifteen cents more and let me
go out all alone and spend it?”
"Why, yes, my child, you may have
that. I suppose it is some great mys
tery. isn't it, and 1 mustn’t ask?” Baid
"No, please don't ask—-ever!” said
the child earnestly.
"Ever!" thought her mother, as the
child went out, “what ran she be going
to do with it?
It was almost dark when Dorothy
opened the door of a florist’s little
shop, two blocks down the street. Nev
er was a child who loved flowers more
than this little maid, and she would
talk to them as she would to her dolls.
She was a frequent visitor at this
shop, and when the other children
hurried ofT to a candy store with an
occasional five cents, she usually spent
•T WANT ALL YOU CAN fclVE ME.”
hers for a few pretty flowers. So as
she stood there hesitatingly, the man
smiled and asked her what she
"I want all you can give me of some
kind that smells sweet, for fifteen
cents. I suppose the flowers are all
very dear, aren't they?” she added du
biously. hut the man had disappeared
inside the glass closet, and when he
brought out a lovely bunch of Doro
thy's favorite cinnamon pinks, she
fairly danced. He was very generous
with his little customer and gave her
eight blossoms, sweet and fresh.
It was Quit© dark when Dorothy ar
rived home, but she went straight on
past her door, and, wonder of won
ders! she turned in at the gate of Mr.
“Please might I see Mr. Jorden for
a minute?” she asked the astonished
maid who opened the door Just wide
enough to look out.
“Well, I never! you don't know how
He Hates children. I guess," she said,
opening the door wider.
A big lump, which she tried to swal
low, came up in Dorothy's throat.
“Yes, I do, but may 1 just see him a
minute? I won’t bother him."
“Well, I don’t know what he’ll say.
I’m sure," said the girl, as she led the
way through the beautiful hall to a
door at which she knocked.
“Here, sir, is one of them children
that lives next door. She's got some
message, I guess.”
And in one second Dorothy found
the door shut behind her, and there,
in the chair before the fire, sat Mr.
"Well, what is it you want, little
girl?" said he as he turned toward
her. "Be quick, for I am very busy."
"Oh, are you buEy?” a.*ked Dorothy,
surprised, because he was not doing
anything but looking at the Are. "I—
I only wanted to give you these, sir,
and I'll go right away.
The man stared hard at the white
paper parcel she held out to him.
"Flowers?" said he.
“For what, may I ask?"
“Just for Christmas, because you
live all alone. Good-bye,” and she was
The pretty flowers had begun to fade
by the warm fire before Mr. Jorden
came out of the brown study into
which he had fallen.
“God bless her brave little heart,"
said he, as he held Dorothy’s flowers.
* * • * •
The first joy of the Christmas tree
was over, the presents were all dis
tributed. and every one of the little
Bertrams were sitting around admir
FLOWERS?" HE SAID,
ing the candles and the clever trim
ming of the tree.
"There goes the door bell again,"
"Do you think Santa Clau.-- has come
back?" asked Marjorie.
It was a great disappointment to her
when she saw her mother shaking
hands with Mr. Jorden. He looked
rather sad, though he smiled at them
all. There was a bright carnation in
| his buttonhole, the sight of which
made Dorothy want to get behind
"How happy you look." said the vis
itor, sitting down. "I could see you
through my side windows—I have of
ten looked in upon you, and tonight I
took the liberty of joining you for
half an hour. Shall 1 intrude?"
"Not at all," said Dr. Bertram. “You
are very welcome."
Mr. Jorden drew Dorothy toward
him and kissed her.
"Do you know," he said, turning
to look at. them all, “that a man may
grow to be fifty years old and learn for
the first time what he should always
have known. It is this little girl who
has taught me how sweet and com
forting a child may he. and I used to
think they were put into the world
only to annoy people."
This was Mr. Jorden's conversion,
and though all the children grew to
love him, it was Dorothy who became
his daily companion and friend.
In England the "waits" are musi
cians who play throughout the towns
and cities at. night, for two or three
weeks preceding < hristma. . They call
on the inhabitants for donations. At
one time it was the custom to let out
this privilege to one man, who was
| privileged to hire as many waits as
b«! chose and to take a goodly per
! centage of Ihe profits, none others but
his players being allowed to engage
in this occupation.
“What are pauses?" the teacher
asked the first class in grammar.
“Things that grows on cats and
dogs," answered the smallest girl.
Do not dare to live without some
clear Intention toward which your liv
ing shall be bent. Mean to be some
thing with all your might.—Phillips
Cast Care to the Winds.
Ht)Ily berries red and bright.
Wealth of candles flickering light,
Christmas In the air!
Childish faces all aglow.
Outside sleigh bells in the snow—
Banished is dull care.
Older wiseheads for the time
Join in sport and song and rhyme—
Mem'ry brings bark golden youth.
Eyes then seeing only youth.
Ever at its aide.
Joy tonight is crowned the queen
Of the festive Christmas scene.
May her rule be long!
None can claim a rebel heart
With her foll'wcrs forms a part—
Theirs a gladsome song!
A Bit of Deception.
She stood beneath no chandelier
Entwined with mistletoe;
I glanced the hall-length far and near,
I looked both high and low;
No license for a kiss was hung,
'Twas near a failure flat.
When lo. I spied a sprig among
The feathers on her hat.
Hoy Farrell Greene.
Old Santy is no phantom prim—
The cheer he brings cures many Ills;
Thro' dreamland's door we follow him.
And lose the thought of New Year's
Old English Customs.
It was customary in former days, in
Cornwall, England, for the people to
meet on Christmas eve at the bottom
of the deepest mines and have a mid
In some parts of Derbyshire the vil
lage choir assemble in the church on
Christmas eve and there wait until
midnight, when they proceed from
house to house, invariably accompa
nied by a keg of ale, singing "Chris
tians. Awake'” During the week they
again visit the principal houses in the
place, and having played and sang for
the evening, and partaken of the
.Christmas cheer, are presented with a
sum of money.
In Chester and its neighborhood 1
numerous singers parade the streets, i
and are hospitably entertained with
meat and drink at the various houses
where they call.
The "ashton fagot" is burned in
Devonshire. It is composed entirely
of ash timber, the separate branches
bound with ash bands and made as
large as can be admitted to the floor pf
the fireplace. When the fagot blazes
a quart of cider is called for and
served upon the bursting of every
hoop or band around the fagot. The
timber being green and elastic, each
band bursts with a loud report.
In one or two localities it is still
customary for the farmer, with his
family and friends, after partaking
together of hot cakes and cider (the
cakes being dipped into the liquor pre
vious to being eaten 1 to proceed to the
orchard, one or the party bearing hot
cake and cider as an offering to the
principal apple tree. The cake Is for
mally deposited on the fork of the
tree and the cider thrown upon the
cake and tree.
A superstitious notion prevails in
the western parts of Devonshire that
at 12 o'clock at night on Christmas eve
the oxen in their stalls are always
found on their knees us in an attitude
One John Martyn, by will, on Nov
28, 1729, gave to the church wardens
and overseers of the poor of the par
ish, St. Mary Major, Exeter, £20, to
be put out at interest, and the profits
thereof to be laid out every Christmas
eve in twenty pieces of beef, to be
distributed to twenty of the poorest
people in the parish, said charity to be
Vanfa Will ~J~tay.
1 here are a lot of people
Who love to wag their Jawa
And tell the children plainly
There is no Santa Claus.
No Santa Claus what nonsense
Down childish throats to rani,
You might as well inform them
There is no Unde Sam!
R K. Munkittrick.
tragedies of soul
Bw(*r Made a Stranger In New Tork
Berome a Seer.
There are tragedies of soul and body
in fortune telling. The story of one
of the craft is something like this:
What precedes his arrival in New
; York yon need not be concerned with
| except that it shows a capable, a learn
ed and brave man. But New York is
a hard city to get a footing in. Sick
ness came; two pupils in bookkeeping,
the only ones he could get, should have
paid each a fee of $25. They didn t.
The man and his wife came down to
^taking neckties at kO cents a gross.
One week he reached the high water
mark of $8.50. They paid $5 a week
for a room and lived on a dollar or so.
One day they overheard a man laugh:
‘Til have to live on liver for a month
to make up for this extravagance.”
The wife pinched her husband's arm
and whispered: "Liver! Strikes me
that's pretty luxurious.” The landlady
said one day: "Mrs. So-and-So, you
don't go out often enough for your
meals.” They had been smuggling
loaves of bread and such things into
their room. After that they went out
and shivered in the parks with noth
ing to eat, but staying out long enough
to have gone to the restaurant. He
knew something of palmistry, and read
up more. A saloonkeeper that he knew
advanced him the money to furnish up
a soothsayer's flat, and now fortune
smiles on the rogue that frowned on
the man trying to be honest. And yet
need he be a rogue? Is there not a
legitimate impulse to seek counsel
from a stranger, advice as to the con
duct of life and on matters which one
does not wish to lay before a lawyer,
which do not come within the province
of the physician? The priest used to
hear such, but it is not absolution that
is sought, and anyhow, a la rye part
of the population of America fears the
confessional. Besides, the clergyman
is not a man of the world and takes a
view of things which, rightly or
wrongly, is not shared by many oth
ers. How many there are that would
be glad to go to some one and open
their grief and there receive an an
swer to the question: 'What ought I
to do?' They do not find any such
now that process to gratify this im
pulse. All have something to do with
the occult, and it is the experience of
those who have seen much of life that
the occult world, like* fallen Babylon,
‘is become the habitation of devils and
the hold of every foul spirit, and a
case of every unclean and hateful
bird.’ Ainslee s Magazine.
HE USES BAGS.
An Inventor I>e\Ues New KiIicuhj to
Prevent ships from Sinking.
French engineer, M. Henri Mariolle,
claims to have invented a system by
which the sinking of ships can be pre
vented. M. Mariolle proposes to at
tach to the sides of tlie vessels a large
number of bags. Each of .these bags
is to have a capacity of 15.000 litres,
and will be covered by several coats
made of a mixture of wool, cotton and
Indian rubber, the latter preponderat
ing. These bags are to be placed all
around the ships, a trifle above the
water line, and can, when empty, lie
placed in holes in the ship’s sides. A
strong iron sheet then shuts up the
holes containing the bags. From tha
lower part of the bags a tube leads
down almost to the surface of the
water closed up at the bottom by a
little valve which opens Inward; in
each bag there is a certain quantity of
calcium carbide. In case of an accident
and when the ship begins to sink, it
cannot dive to more than to one-third
of its size, for the water, rising around
the vessel, opens,by means of pressure,
the valves of the above described
tubes, penetrates the bags, wets the
calcium carbide, and a quick develop
ment of acetylene gas takes place,
whereby the bags are Inflated, thus
removing the sheet iron cover. This
process is performed within a lew sec
onds. As all bags work simultaneous
ly, the vessel is considerably lightened
and kept above water. Mariolle has
calculated that a big ocean steamer
can in this manner be saved from
sinking if it is provided with 150 of
these bags, each containing fifty kilo
grams of calcium carbide. Boston
Women Suiter to Retain Iteauty.
Nowadays the profession of the
beauty doctors ought to t>e a very lu
crative one, when every woman con
siders it her duty as well as pleasure
to keep young and .youthful looking
as long as possible—and sometimes
longer. Many are the wonderful skin
and wrinkle cures, some of them ex
tremely painful, which these seekers
after beauty undergo with wonderful
heroism, the result in many cases jus
tifying the suffering; hut, unfortunate
ly. the result is always in doubt, us
even the beauty doctor will tell her
patients, and to endure the pain and
discomfort of having a new skin pro
vided for one, only to find that it is
no improvement upon the old. must be
bitter indeed, especially as the fee for
this particular process is a very large
»w Theory of Galveston'* Ruins.
It is believed by the engineers who
are repairing the Galveston-Mexico
cable, which was broken by the Gal
veston hur ricane, that I he storm was
accompanied by a submarine eruption.
The evidence of this eruption is found
in the twisted condition of the cable.
The sheathing is found to have beeu
ieversed, and the wires binding it to
the core turned the wrong way.
Fankake—To vure long letter ov
three pages and two postscripts, in
which you ask me if horse trotting
and horse racing baz improved the
breed ov horses, I answer out loud.
I don’t think it haz.
From Nothing to 990,000,000.
The late hanker Abraham Wolff, 0f
New York, w hose estate has Just b<m
figured up, left about $20,000,000. And |
yet ho was never reckoned among tbs (
heavy millionaires. He began his ca
reer as an office boy, without a penny,
worked his way up. He never talked
about ihs wealth or splurged with it,
but when he made his will he dldn t
forget to remember generously ev< y
employe in his banking bouse, from
the highest to the lowest.
OLDEST MAN IN AMERICA
Tells How He Escaped tlie
Terrors of Many Winters
by Usinn Feruna.
-VVUDKV ; Hrm 9 ■■■■
Mr. Isaac Drnok, the Oldest Man In the
United States. ^
Mr. Isaac Brock, of McLennan coun- ^
ty, Tex., has attained the great age
of 111 years, having been bom in
1788. Ho is an ardent friend to Pe
nina and speaks of it in the following
•'During my long life I have known
a great many remedies for coughs,
colds, catarrh and diarrhoea. I had
always supported theso affections to
bo different diseases, but I have
learned from Dr. Hartman’s books
that these affections are the same and
are properly called catarrh.
“As for Dr. Hartman’s remedy. Pe
runa, I have found it to be the best,
if not the only reliable remedy for
“Peruna has been my stand-by
for many years, and I attribute my
good health and my extreme age
to this remedy. It exactly meets
all my requirements.
"I have come to rely upon it almost
entirely for the many little things for
which I need medicine. I believe it to
he especially valuable to old people.”
Catarrh is the greatest enemy of old
age. A person entirely free from ca
tarrh Is sure to live to a hale and
hearty old age. A free book on ca
tarrh sent by The Peruna Medicine
Co., Columbus, O.
Genius recognizes nothing but gen
Rheumatic and Gouty Affections disap
pear after cleansing the system with Gar
field Tea—a blood purifier made of herb#
and recommended by physicians.
Cunning is about the poorest coun
terfeit of wisdom.
Ido not believe Riso’s Cure for Consump’ion
has an equal for coughs and colds.—John F
UoYKH. Trinity Stir.us. Iud.. Feb. >0. 1MM
When you teil a secret it is no longer
a secret. *
LOSS OF MEMORY
* r \ »
is often derived from an unlooked for
source—the Kidneys. Odorous urine
or that w hich scalds or stains is an in
fallible proof that you are progressing
towards Bright's Disease or one of the
other forms of Kidney Trouble all of
which are fatal if permitted to glow
rownrd will be pnld for a case a
of ImcUuclie. norvousne##, ifeep
lcrnticis, weakness, ions of vi
tality, incipient kidney, bladder
and urinary disorder*, that can
not be cured by
the great iwlontlflr discovery for shattered
nerves ami thin Impoverished blood.
NEBRASKA ANO IOWA
people cured l>v Kid-ne-olds. In writing
t Item please < ncluae siamped Bddresaru
Mrs. I.lllr Trnlt. 1010 l St.. I.lneoln, N’*b.
Mrs. lloht. Henderson, W. Market St.. Bsetrlce,
Mr. II I, Small. 1810 Ohio St.. Omohn. Neb.
W illiam Zimmerman. 2iV, White St., DubuqUSV
Frank Hand. 2nd St., Fast Dubuque.
Mrs. I mm a llanw'a ISM ISth St.. Dubuque.
K. 1). Nagle. SI", Iowa St., Dubuque.
Morrow’s Kid-uo-oids are not pills,
hut Yellow Tablets and sell at fifty
cents a box at drug stores.
JOHN MORROW & CO.. CHEMISTS. Springfield. 0.
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