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    Loup City Northwestern
J. W. BURLEIGH, Publisher
As Between Father and Son.
Grant that “dad” was as a rule a
child's name for father; where is the
disrespect in the use of it by any son,
however old he may be? We have
often heard the word used when the
relations between father and son were
unusually tender, when the two were
close companions, when there was
complete understanding and the
strongest love. There was a time in
New England when a son addressed
his father in writing, "Respected Sir.”
The father was then of the Roman
order. There was little thought of
any possible intimacy. The son stood
in awe of the sire. Hence, too often
domestic tragedies. When you hear
a lad speak to-day of his father as “the
old man” you may reasonably infer
that there is no sweet companionship.
If a boy mentions his "dad,” says the
Boston Herald, there is a world of af
fection in the word. There is a touch
of hardness, a suspicion of fear in the
term “governor.” ' Pop” is a cheap
term, if it be not vile.
City celebrations are usually dread
ed by property-holders and municipal
authcrities who have to deck build
ings with flags and streamers. The
National Society of Fine Arts, the
Washington Architectural club and
the Washington branch of the Ameri
can Institute of Architects have of
fered prizes for plans of decoration to
be used in Washington during the in
augural exercises next March. Whis
tler, the American artist, looking at
London during the celebration of the
queen's jubilee, said that Londoners
displayed the beauty of their city by
, wrapping it in rags and then sitting
on it. A sane scheme of decoration
for a holiday would be welcome in all
cities, and it is to be hoped that
Washington will find it and set the
The ingenious Saxons in their ef
forts to save their forests from devas
tation have utilized the well-known
fondness of moths for the light. Two
powerful search-lights were mounted
on a pillar in one cf the cities of Sax
ony a few weeks ago where the moths
were most numerous. The light was
turned on the forests half a mile
away. The moths flew toward the
light, and when near it were caught in
a current of air created by powerful
exhaust fans and drawn into bins pre
pared for them. According to the
cable dispatches, three tons of moths
were caught in this way the first
night. The crop of leaf-eating cater
pillars will be much smaller in that
part of Germany next year.
Every American had a great-grand
father who once owned a farm on
Broadway, New York, or almost bought
the place where Chicago now stands,
if we may believe the boasts of their
descendants. It is interesting to see
these magical opportunities in embryo
at the present time. The population
of the town which will be the terminal
of the Hudson Bay railroad is said to
consist cf four half-breed families,
one mounted policeman and one white
settler, who is entitled to ICO acres.
Will he sell out, or will his grandchil
dren own the sites of enormous busi
ness blocks when the metropolis of the
north is built?
Explorers who go into far countries
are sure to be out of touch with the
busy world and to cause worry to their
friends at home. Exploration is not
necessary in the vicinity of post of
fices. An American who tramps the
jungles of the South American Ama
zon was reported lost a year ago; but
in a few months he turned up and got
the mail that had been waiting for
him. Sven Hedin was lost in Tibet
lor several months, and his friends
were alarmed. He has lately been
heard from and is safe. He has been
hunting for the source of the Indus,
and “there ain't no ’buses ruunin’ ” to
that interesting summer resort.
The Emperor William has approved
the decree of the Prussian parliament
giving equal educational advantages
with men to the women and girls of
the kingdom. He must have changed
his mind since he pronounced that
the three “K’s,” as they are in Ger
man—church, kitchen and children—
were objects enough to fill a woman’s
life. Or perhaps he has had his mind
changed for him. The women of the
present age are not backward in ask
ing for what they want and insisting
on getting it.
If the population of the United
States becomes 140,000,000 by 1950
who is to feed them? At the present
average rate of seven bushels of wheat
per capi‘ft they will eat a billion bush
els every year. We will have to raise
the production just one-third.
According to the Engineering Rec
ord a concrete tank at the San Anto
nio gas works has been in service for
three years, holding heavy Texas oil
without showing any leakage what
A pair of dragon lizards which have
arrived at the New York zoo can trace
their lineage back to the prehistoric
flinosaurus, which flourished consider
ably before the time of the French
baron who headed the Rockefeller
The total cost of the buildings
erected in the principal cities of the
United States In 1907 was |661,076,2S6,
a net decrease of $17,634,G83 from the
figures of 1906, but an increase over
those of any previous year.
search or game, oecame ' * * i
> ii unwi—
AM $500,000,000
Treasury Officials Coin Great Amount of Emergency Currency.
F F I C I A L currency B
stretchers of the Uni- g
ted States government I
have ready $500,000,000 g
in emergency notes, g
created by the Aldrich- g
Vreeland law. which g put out at an g
instant's notice to nip g
financial panics in the bud. Great g
progress was made by the treasury g
officials in getting the monster bun- 9
dies of notes into shape to be issued g
at a moment's notice.
Hardly had the bill which created H
this emergency currency passed the H
gauntlet held up by congress when Ij
treasury officials were at work to put H
IA CGOIyfjDGt ^ T) Qffz
the notes into such shape that thay
might be put upon the market.
Acting Secretary Coolidge of the
treasury overlooked the work and the
bureau of engraving and printing
which put out the currency was in
charge of Superintendent Ralph.
Each day Superintendent Ralph de
livered into the hands of the treasury
officials between $2,000,000 and $1,000,
000 in the new style notes. Before the
eDd of summer there was over $109,
000,000 ready for delivery to the banks
on call.
Congress meets again in December
and then the legislators will he greeted
by the great outlay of cash. If there
should be a panic this fall, which is
far from likely, officials declare, this
great amount of emergency currency
would he delivered to the strick
en districts within a few hours and it is
believed the trouble would end with
the appearance of the cash.
Up to August 1 only one emergency
currency association had been formed,
but soon organizations began to ma
terialize all over the country and the
interest ii. the new act was heightened
to a great extent. The banks of the
District of Columbia had their articles
of association approved by the secre
tary of the treasury about the middle
in juiv ana 10 mem ueiongs the honor
of being the first members of an or
ganization authorized under the erner
I gency currency law.
The banks in N'ew York and other
financial centers were not disposed to
fully commit themselves pending a de
j termination of the question whether a bank join
. ing an association could withdraw from it after
I complying with all the requirements of the law
i The treasury officials regarded this question as
I purely academic but they took the matter un
der consideration and a decision was reached on
this point in a very short time. The act itself
is entirely silent on the subject.
The pioposition of putting out such a great
amount of currency was one which held the bu
reau of printing and engraving in its throes for
many anxious months, for it was pointed out
wdien the measure finaily passed congress after
a long fight that while it W'as decidedly improb
able that there would be a panic this fall, it
was certainly necessary that the currency ’ be
ready for deliverance in case unsettled condi
tions should introduce themselves into Wall
street and other big financial renters of the
But. if the word of the framers of the Aldrich
\ reeland statute is to be believed no such con
ditions can arise, simply because i<f the existence
of the emergency currency act.
Most readers of congressional news in the daily
papers remember well and followed closely the
struggle which took place in both the house and
senate coincident to the passage of the bill. The
senate refused to accept the Vreeland bill, manu
factured in the lower branch, while the house of
representatives could see nothing but evil things
in the Aldrich measure—that is, the majority.
Speaker Cannon of the house paid several visits
to President Roosevelt at the White House. The
executive insisted upon work being done by con
gress, if it were only this law. Finally the
opposition forces met in caucus and then there
was another caucus, most of the points in dispute
being settled. The bill passed the house with
much acclaim from those who had aided in effect
the compromise.
Then came the struggle in the senate with Sen
ator LaFollette, Senator Gore, the blind legisla
Cash Must Be Tleady
for Distribution, \7nder
Aldrich - Vreeland Act,
By the Time Congress
Meets—Hoto the XOorK^
of Getting Money in
Shape Is Accomplished.
tor, and their aides in
the role of the opposing
minority. Everyone fa
miliar with parliamen
tary rules of congress
knows that speeches are
limited in the house, but
in the senate a man may
hold the floor for
months, providing lie
has something to talk j
Senator La Follette. •■«.!»»
the man who takes but little rest from
his labors, spoke for IS hours. It was t
a memorable speech because of its
length. Then Senator Gore took his
place and spoke for quite a while longer.
Air this was done to keep Senator Aldrich and
his friends from pulling on passage the compro
mise measure. It was regarded as a certainly
that the bill would pass and so the opposition's
idea in the beginning was to keep on talking until
midnight March 3, 1909, in shifts of eight hours
Whether it was by prearrangement or by acci
dent, few will ever know, but the fact remains
that when one of the filibuster aides neglected
his cue, an Aldrich supporter jumped into the
breach, secured the floor and made the motion to
put the bill on passage. It passed and ended one
of the most spectacular filibusters which legisla
tive circles of the country have ever recorded.
For that reason the United States now has $500,
000,000 in emergency currency ready to put out
at an instant’s notice to stem the tide which a
panic would bring upon the country.
Then came the work of engraving bills of every
denomination in the offices of the bureau of en
graving and printing. First the rough paper was
received. It was cut up into strips upon machines
which cut many thousands of notes at one time.
In the meantime the dies were east
by the engraving bureau. This en
graving required the greatest care
for a single deviation in lines upon
the copper plates meant that the
bill would be thrown out and the
entire plate would necessarily have
to be made over again. Dozens of
experts were put to work upon the
plates. The dies made, the work
of testing and finally printing was
entered into. It wms perhaps a
month after the measure was passed
before the presses were set in mo
tion In the printing offices turning
out notes of great and small de
An army of clerks was rendered
necessary to keep tab on the plates,
paper and invoice the notes to the treasury
department. As fast as the hills were turned
out by the department of printing Superintend
ent Ralph, who is in charge of the entire bureau,
personally inspected samples and ordered them
turned over to the treasury officials. They were
then stored in the vaults in the treasury offices
and are now ready to be tinned out to
banks enrolled in the emergency cur
rency associations.
After Several Hours He Remembered
His Dinner Engagement.
Dinner had been ready and waiting
20 minutes. The wife of the tardy
guest was very much embarrassed.
Just to think that her husband was
so rude as to be late at a dinner en
gagement and keep all the guests
•waiting! After a while the belated
one arrived, redfaced and perspiring.
TtflJON W. >
“So sorry to keep you wailing." he said. “But
I was detained at the office with an out of town
customer. .1 ust couldn't get away.”
The excuse sounded all right and was accepted
by the hostess, but it was a myth.
The truth was: Preoccupied, he had gone
home from the office »t the usual time and found
the house locked, much to ids surprise. Where
in tlie mischief were his wife and children? he
wondered. Why didn't they tell him iliey were
going away?
He went nil around the house anti tried the
doors, but they were locked. Then he found a
piece of Iron in (lie backyard and broke open a
window and crowded In.
He crowded out through the window for the i
evening paper and crowded bark. Ho rend the
paper, and still the wife and children didn’t re
At 6:0:5 o’clock he remembered the dinner en
gagement. While he dressed and rode- 20 blocks
the guests waited. But others have made th*
same blunder.—Kansas City Star.
Perhaps the most northerly gold
fields in the world are those in Lap
land, where the River Ivalo seems to
be the center of an auriferous region,
where gold dredging operations have
been carried on for some time. Dig
gings to the depth of 300 feet have
been completed with a view of finding
out the real course of the ore. The
gold discovered last year by a com
pany, founded ip the United States,
.* ___ .1: «i fro rfl. 1
amounted to only four pounds, valued
at $1,500. This was found along a part
of the Ivalo river, and the largest nug
get weighed about 123 grains. There
are three companies digging gold there
now, the latest being the Ivalo com
pany, organized in the United States.
Within the possessions of this com
pany lies Kultala, which was built in
1871 by the Finnish government for
washing gold.
r » 1 TVV thefr rescuers, placed cm < ;
Polite English Shop Girls.
"I wish you would import more En
glish shop girls,” said the inveterate
shopper, according to the New York
Press. “I came across one yesterday. I
I was buying a little white evening
dress. There were about a hundred
styles to select from and I think I j
looked at fifty. I looked at so many
that after an hour, when I had at last
selected cue, I said to her with an
apologetic laugh: Tvc been an awful
lot of trouble to you, haven’t I? 1
think you'll wish I'll never como j
purrs* tn ms c*«*»«* **i •*•**.*#. i
again.’ 'Indeed, I will not,' she an
swered In her pretty English way, 'It
was no trouble. None at all. It has
been a pleasure to wait on you.' ”
Pallbearers’ Union Formed.
Washington.—Across the river In
Alexandria they have organized Tail
bearers’ union, No. 1, and they will
give a ball. According to hand bills,
the union was formed "for the purpose
of aiding bereaved families by serving
them as pallbearers." The union bus
a membership of
A Battle Won by Echo.
The echo was made use of as &
strategem in war by a small force of
Britons about 500 A. D. A large army
of the Piets was descending upon them
and annihilation seemed certain. A
man named Germanus declared that if
the Britons would do as he said they
would be saved. He led them to a
spot surrounded by hills and had them
all shout “hallelujah” when the enemy
approached. The hills took up the
sound and echoed it back and forth un
til the Piets fled in terror, thinking
they were being surrounded.
Nasology Is the Latest.
Palmistry has a rival in the new for
tune-teiling science, nasology, which
has been of late winning converts in
Paris. An elderly lady has set up in
the Latin quarter, where she reads ca
reers in the noses presented to her.
Everybody has a nose, and this new
method of its examination appeals to
the credulous. The old lady looks at
her visitor's nose through a micro
scope, and she finds better indications
in the marks and lumps than ever she
found before in the lines of the
Giotto, dipping liis pencil in red
paint and using his elbow as a pivot,
had just drawn a perfect circle.
“See his fine Italian hand!” ex
claimed the enthusiastic bystanders.
Thereafter, as we learn from the
cyclopedias, Giotto moved in the most
exclusive art circles.
A Great Educational Work
fs now being done by the manufactur
ers of K. C. Baking Powder. They are
giving away a beautiful cook book to
every one of our lady readers. Write
for it to-day. It is worth $5 to any
housekeeper. See ad. in another part
of this paper.
“Isn't there danger,” said the timid
man, “of dropping things from an air
ship on the people below?-’
“That isn’t the worst,” answered the
candid inventor. ' You’re lucky if the
vhole airship doesn't fall on you.”
Mrs. Newlywed—My husband ad
mires everything about me; iny voice,
my eyes, my form, my hands!
Friend—And what do you admire
about him?
Mrs. Newlywed—His good taste.
To Our Lady Readers.
Send to-day to Jaques Manufactur
ing Company. Chicago, for a free copy
of their new cook book by Mrs. Janet
McKenzie Hill. It is a beauty and con
tains many new recipes you ought to
have. See ad. in another part of this
Reformer—Do you know, my friend,
that we could live on cne-haif of what
we now eat?
Gormand—Maybe so, but if we
didn’t eat the other half, how would
our grocers and doctors live?
The Tempered Wind.
Jim (regarding damage done to
church by fire)—Good job it wasn't a
factory, Bill.
Bill—You're right, mate. Only one
man put out of work, and he draws his
money.—Boston Transcript.
Every Woman Should Cock
And cook well. To help you do this
get Mrs. Janet McKenzie Hill's Cook
Book, given away absolutely free to
our readers by Jaques Manufacturing
Company, Chicago. See ad. in another
part of this paper.
“But,” protested the wayward son,
“you should make allowances for the
follies of youth.”
“Huh!” growled the old man. “If
it wasn’t for the allowance you get
there would be less folly.”
Mere Aggravation.
“Sir.” announced the private secre
tary, “opportunity knocks at your
"Throw something at her." ordered
the great magnate. "Everybody knows
I'm trying to die poor.”
Don’t Fail to Get It.
Every woman or girl reader of this
paper should get a free copy of Mrs.
Hill's Cook Book, now being given
away by Jaques Manufacturing Com
pany, Chicago. See ad. in another part
of this paper.
A Proposition.
“Johnnie, I will give you a quarter
if you can get me a lock of your sis
ter’s hair.”
“Gimme four bits an' I'll git you de
whole bunch; I'know where she hangs
it nights."—Houston Post.
Absent-Minded Gallantry.
Lady of Uncertain Age—Ah. major,
we're none of us as young as we were.
Major t absent minded, but vaguely
aware that a gallant answer is indi
cated)—My dear lady, I'm sure you
don't look it!—Punch.
A Beautiful Cook Book Free
To nil of our readers. See ad. of K. C.
Baking Powder Company in another
part of this paper. Write for it to
day before you forget it. The book is
one that you will be proud to own.
“Don’t you think the curtain should
bo lowered more quickly on my first
act?" asked the young playwright
"Yes. by a good half an hour," re
plied the heartless manager.
Work as a Necessity.
Follow your calling diligently, for be
assured that work, fur from being a
hardship is a help, and a blessing
without which you cannot reach yom
highest pood.—ltuskln.
Free to Housekeepers.
Don’t fall to get the beautiful new
cook book given uway by Jaques Man
ufacturlng Company, it is worth $5 i
to any housekeeper. See ad. in an
other part of this paper.
Cultivate Tact.
The art of saying appropriate words
In a kindly way Is one that never goes
out of fashion, never ceases to please,
and It is within the reach of the
h umblest.—Buileu u.
Glass-Bottom Boats.
At the popular seaside resort of
Avalon, Santa Catalme islands, off the
coast of Southern California, there is
naw a regular fleet of glass-bottomed
boats. They are specially designed to
enable passengers to see not only the
fish, but the wonderful submarine
growths in the Pacific ocean. In build
these crafts resemble ordinary row
boats, and they hold from eight to a
dozen persons, who sit around tho
“well” and gaze through its glass win
dows into the ocean below.—Wide
World Magazine.
Truth may be stranger than fiction,
but It isn't nearly so marketable.
It’s curious how money melts oven
a tresorts cool enough for blankets.
In the garden of the years life ever
lasting grows best watered with tears.
The old-fashioned mother and her
slipper qualified many a man for the
presidential chair, even if he didn't
get there.
Croesus can’t corner the market in
hearts so long as Cunld stands
sponsor tor the good looking young
Notes of Industry.
The average yield per acre, the
world over, is only 12.7 bushels.
Pomegranate is the heaviest wood.
A cubic foot of it weighs ,85 pounds.
There is a little mere than 2634
miles of railroad in the United States
for every 10,000 inhabitants.
While the tonnage of the fleet of the
great lakes is increasing the number
of cral't is decreasing, owing to the
greater capacity of the newer boats.
Systematic investigation of tao
Philippine islands revea’s the fact that
the group consists of 2,600 Islands,
while before the American occupation
the number was estimated at 1,200.
Sault Ste. Marie canal traffic for
the season of 1907 reached a grand
total of 57,217,214 tons, which shows
a net increase of 12 per cent, or 6,466,
134 tons as ccmjared with that of
the season of 1906.
The most powerful engine ever put
in an automobile is one of six cylin
dears and 200-boursepower in a French
racing machine. In its preliminary
trials it is reported to have attained
an average speed of 125 miles an hour.
Haundry work at home would be
much more satisfactory if the right
Starch were used. In order to get the
desired stiffness, it is usually neces
sary to use so much starch that the
beauty and fineness of the fabric ia
hidden behind a paste of varying
thickness, which not only destroys the
appearance, but also affects the wear
ing quality of the goods. This trou
ble can be entirely overcome by using
Defiance Starch, as it can be applied
much more thinly because of its great
er strength than other makes.
A Keen Nose.
Grandmother—Why is the baby so
Nurse—Oh, his mother and father
are coming.
Grandmother—I don't see them!
Nurse—Nor I, ma’am. But the
child's nose is very keen. He smells
the automobile, rna’atn!—Harper’s
The extraordinary popularity of fine
white goods this summer makes the
choice of Starch a matter of great im
portance. Defiance Starch, being free
from all injurious chemicals, is the
only one which is safe to use on fine
fabrics. Its great strength as a stiffen
er makes half the usual quantity ot
Starch necessary, with the result of
perfect finish, equal to that when the
goods were new.
Truly a Sad Case.
The Butler—What makes the missus
In such a bad humor this morning?
The Maid—Some woman toid her a
secret last night, and she’s forgotten
It.—Stray Stories.
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