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CONDENSATION* OF CHEATER OR
I BOILING DOWN OF EVENTS
Nat,anal. Political. Personal and Other
Manor* ta Brief Farm for All
Claaaaa of Readers
rogiuNicarr Bello of the Indian of
Bee and Lieutenant Bo»d of the navy
are yrtfansf for their trip to the
Oklahoma Ml fields to investigate the
feasibility of the guternmmt lease of
la ado sad pipe line to the gulf to eon
aerie a fuel sappl) for the aavy.
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Advocate* of prohibit on by const;
te**j*al amendment had a bearing be- !
fun- the senate judiciary committee.
• here such a propose, is fathered by
Beaator Sheppard The testimony
lotioned the line* of that given be
fore the bouoe committee on a like
'•ns rtH-a by Representative llobson. j
• • •
Bo it hem democrat* filibustering
aganst the euetneaiton of Robert
H Terni. a negro, as mnniripal judge
ta the Insider of Columbia kept the j
senate m eaecutive session for more
than three boura a ithout reaching a
state Viisiar Varda man of Missis*
gap said he mould continue the sirug
|e the last ditch."
• o o
A resolution reported to the bouse
>y the ejection* committee declared
hot it sas Let a > Kilau -u of the fed- j
srai cnaitnal cade for a senator or
•epresecar:ie to solicit or receive
wotnburioes 'or political purposes
V« other senators and reuresenia
vos or to aotocit such contributions
>y letters • raiet in the senate or ,
aouee cure hulid.ee
Hear* • r* an weex. «l scientific shop
rystems mere closed by j
jam industrial reiations commission .
sith the tstiinas; of Uisis O. Bran
H< of Bmm. Mr Braude is told 1
Jbm com m ss ton that if organized la- 1
*or mu (self square y against the in- ;
xodnrt a* of those systems into in
(entry. iss'skf of demanding a pan
m •fee*. It mould lose the g-eatest ]
•fprjt.'f mhich has eyer presented
•self to aid labor Mr. Brandets as- ,
•erted :kat industrial unrest mould j
mntiuuc as k>ug as America mas a !
"no. ideal democracy and an teduatria!
• • •
A t ! to pn v.de for the opening to :
o* :..ei -tad entry of “stock raising
•nds in the public domain mas re
tried to the house by the public
sab euuun-'*r* It mas agreed upon
iftet conference* between the house
ind senate members and officials of
be .atenor department. The mens
tf» would aufhoriae the secretary of
»’r nor to designate as subject to]
'■try t true's of not more than 640 .
teres, “lands, 'he surface of which is !
*> his opto. .a. chiefly valuable for
mr:tg and raising forage crops, and
ahlch. in his opinion. do not contain
tserv.-hantabi* umber and are not sus
•ep'.j.e of luxation from any known
Mftirce of water supply."
Ft. .f> daitta. a lawyer, was sent
enced in Xew York to a term of from
-»«» to four years in prison for steal
M the proceeds of a fl.’w consign
ment of iernoos.
• • •
A tray containing diamonds moth
jw.MHt, was taken from a jeweler*
•tore mm Broadway in the Xew York
heatneni district by a robber, mho
jumped into n malting taxicab and es
• • •
The tense situation created in
A anhington by the arrest of American
marine* by Mexican authorities at
fampico maa greatly relieved with
£be receipt of General Huerta's
ywompt repudiation and apology for
Half of the women engaged in com
mereiaiisod vice are mentally defec
tive and should be treated in n psycho
rnthw institute instead of being sent
10 reformatories jails or prinons. ac
-wdmg to the first annual report of
Me Chicago morals conn
• • •
At Nashville the republican Tennes
see state convention renominated Ben
ft Hooper for a third term as gov
•nor The convention referred to a
Committee the nations. committee^*
Clan for changing the representation
st national convention* and endorsed
he national prohibition amendment.
• • •
The kupreme court has approved
the order of the Iowa railroad com
*uaa.ua directing the Chicago. Ifllwau
aee A St. Paul to accept cars loaded
loaded with coal for transport ion
net its lines mi thin the state.
• ■ •
Government financial aid. state, fed
eral nr hath combined, for the relief
if irrigation projects in the west waa
help ap as a crying need by speakers
at the first day’s session of the irriga
tion conference called by Secretary
Lane of the Interior department at
e • •
An anonymous cash gift of SS4.000
lean been received at New York by
the board of foreign missions of the
Methodist Episcopal church, to be
■died to the permanent fund for the
aare of retired missionaries.
• • •
Fos r hundred thousand dollars for
five expenses of the New York state's
patios la the Panama Pacific
reposition became available when
Governor Gysn at Albany signed the
tail appropriating and reap
prfpnatisfi a like gum for the pur
• • a
John T Freeman, said to be the
t ->y person in the Dattad States array
«ith the official title of “Mister."
i rtvped dead nt Fort Adams, nt New
par: r !_ where he wan bandmaster
»f tbs beventh Const artilery corps.
Mineral waste in the United States
.» estimated at $1,900,MO a day.
• • •
San Francisco is the first large city
in the United States to have a union
• • «
“Mother" Mary Jones, aged strike
leader, who has been a military prison
er in the hospital ward of the Huer
fano county jail at Walsenburg, Colo.,
• here she has been held incommuni
cado. without charge, since March 22.
has been set at liberty.
• • •
Two slips of paper, each represent
ing $32.i*71.-5<», were delivered to the
city of New York. They were certi
fied checks, turned over to the city
by the successful bidders at Wednes
day's bond sale, in payment for the is
sue of IbS.otK'.OtMJ and the premium.
• • •
Although the wage scale committee
of 'be Illinois division of the united j
mite workers and the Illinois coai 5
operators have been in session a week I
in Peoria, a member of the commit- !
tee stated that scarcely a start had ^
been made toward reaching an agree
• • •
Oliver Luckett, a prisoner at the
Missouri i-tute penitentiary at Jeffer
son City, died suddenly immediately
after he had been notified that the
governor tad paroled him. Luckett
• as serving a two-year sentence for
burglary- Heart disease was believed
to have teen the cause of his death.
• • •
Five men accused of conspiracy
and ctm.pl.cty in the abduction and
as*ult u|tiL Hev. Otis L. Spurgeon, a
minister of lies Moines, la., in Denver,
were arrested on warrants issued on
indictments found by the Denver
county grand jury, to details of the
charges made against the men were
A record breaking winter wheat
crop is .xi prospect this year, the De
partment of Agriculture estimating
ct a conservative basis that the yield
may exceed 551.000.<MO bushels. The
condition of the crop April 1, wa*
95 6 per cent of a normal or 11.5 per
cent better than the average April 1
condition for the last ten years.
• • •
The bandit killed in a revolver duel
with officers at Lemmon. S. D, and
supposed to be Harry Mathews, the
Bellingham. Wash . train robber, was
J W. Weininger. alias J. J. Barrett, a
Butte. Mont., outlaw, for whom the
officers of that city have been seek
ing for tome time. He was identified
by chief of police J. J. Murphy of
• • •
Edward and Charles Barrett and
Arthur Friedman, charged with the
murder of Frank Witt, a street car
conductor, were found not guilty by
a Chicago jury'- Witt was killed dur
ing a strse cf pressmen in 1912. The
three defendants were newspaper cir
culators and the car on which they
were riding was attacked by strike
• • •
T* enty stick of dynamite with a
lighted fuse attached were found in
the ne'1 hall of the United Mine
Workers of America at Iselin. Pa., by
•he foreman construction. The fuse
was ext rguished a few inches from
the explosives The attempt to wreck
•he building, which is nearing comple
tioa was made at the noon hour while
tbe men were at lunch.
Prohibition advocates at Washing
ton have presented to the house judi
ciary committee arguments in sup
port of a constitutional amendment to
enforce prohibition throughout the
United States. They urged the com
mittee to report to the house the reso
lution of Representative Hobson of
Alabama providiug for the submission
to the states for ratification of a con
stitutional amendment directed against
the sale or manufacture for sale of all
alcoholic liquors for beverage pur
The Sakura-jima vbicano of Japan,
whose eruptions in January caused
great devastation, is likely to show
still further activity, according to Dr.
Thomas A. Jaggar. professor of geolo
gy at the Massachusetts Institute, who
has just ascended Sakura-jima.
• • •
Solemn ceremonies marked the un
veiling in the Palace of Peace
of the bust of the late William T.
! Stead, the English writer, who was
| a victim of the Titanic disaster two
I years ago. There was a distinguish
'd audience of delegates represent
ing many countries.
• • •
It has been learned in London that
1 the well known polar explorers. Dr.
Nord*>nskjold. Admiral Polander and
Gunar Andersen, are planning an ex
pedition to the Antarctic which will
cover about the same ground as the
British Stackhouse party of 1914. Defi
nite plans have not yet been made,
! but it is probable that the expedition
will land an observation party on the
east coast of Abrahams Land.
• • •
Mme. Sarah Bernhardt has an
nounced in Paris she intended to j
make a tour of the United States,
Australia. Russia and England She
will open in the United States at New
| York in October.
• « •
Most of the London papers, in the
editorial comment on the Mexican
situation, display sympathy with Pres
ident Wilson in the difficulties which
have arisen with Mexico, while at the
same time contending that those diffi
, culties were largely brought about by
his idealistic policy.
I * * *
Premier Asquith was greeted with
an inspiring ovation on his return to
the house of comons. His progress
| from the entrance of the chamber to
! the chair of the speaker was accom
i panied by volleys of cheers.
• • *
A formidable revolutionary move
ment has been launched in southern
China, according to a dispatch from
Shanghai. The regular troops at Sian
Fti. capital of Shen Si province, are
said to have mutinied and are be
lieved to be in league with the no
tori us brigand, White Wolf.
WILL NOT QUIBBLE
WILSON INSISTS MEXICANS MUST
FIRE FULL SALUTE.
WAR CONTINUES SOUTH
No Intimation of Recall of Ships Now
Steaming Toward Scene of
Mexico City.—The substance of the
reply of the United States govern
ment to the demand of President
Huerta that there should be a simul
taneous salute fired by the Ameri
cans when the Mexicans salute the
American flag, was delivered verbally
by N'elsca O’Shaughnessy, the Ameri
can charge d’affairs, to Senor Portillo
y Rojas, the foreign minister.
It is understood the reply was con
sidered at a meeting of the cabineL
The meeting lasted three hours. It
was impossible to learn the result.
Washington. — The United States
has warned General Huerta that no
further argument about details for
the salute to the American flag will
be tolerated. Tweny-one guns must
be fired to the Stars and Stripes in
reparation for the arrest of American
bluejackets at Tampico, or serious
consequences will follow.
The Atlantic fleet in the meantime
continues on its way to Tampico to
back up the demands of the Wash
No time limit has been set for an
answer to the final communication
sent rejecting the suggestion twice
made by General Huerta that the
guns from the Mexican shore batte
ries fire simultaneously with those of
the American warships.
Rear Admiral Mayo's original de
mand calling for a salute of twenty
one guns, which he promised to return
according to naval precedent, has
oeen insisted upon.
Only One Answer Satisfactory.
The Unied States, through Charge
d'Affairs O'Shaughnessy, has told
President Huerta the only answer
that would be satisfactory was an un
conditional acceptance of Rear Ad
miral Mayo's original conditions.
Asked Operation After Death.
Chicago.—A tumor at the base of
the brain of Dr. William T. Kirby,
former private banker, was found by
physicians conducting an autopsy on
Kirby, ivho died here. Kirby before
his death requested that his brain be
examined to prove his contention that
he was insane.
Kirby's bank here closed Xovember
J. 1912, owing depositors about $30,
Attmpts to Shoot Mayor.
New York.—In an attempt to take
the life of Mayor John Purroy Mitch
el, Michael P. Mahoney, an appar
ently irresponsible, elderly man. who
later said he was a blacksmith out
of work, fired into a group of three
men seated in the mayor's automo
bile. which stood at the east side of
City all park.
The bullet from his revolver en
tered the jaw of Corporation Counsel
Frank L. Polk, ho was sitting next to
the mayor In the tonneau of the au
tomobile With blood spurting from
his mouth, Mr. Polk was taken into
the ci-ty hall and afterwards to the
New York hospital, where it was said
that the wound would not prove fatal.
Mahoney shot at the mayor, he as
serted in the course of a disjointed
statement, extracSed from him. be^
cause he felt aggrieved with the city
executive's “extravagant expendi
tures'’ and because he was incensed
at being turned back from the door
of the mayor's room in the city hall
on two occasions this week when he
came to apply for a municipal job.
Witnesses Agree to Testify.
Washington.—All the recalcitrant
w itnesses in the Interstate Commerce
commission’s inquiry into the finan
cial operations of the Billard com
pany with the New York, New Haven
& Hartford railroad have agreed to
testify fully concerning the facts in
their possession and to produce the
books and papers of the Billard com
Body Washed Ashore.
Monmouth Beach, N. J.—The body
of Mrs. H. G. Hardy, wife of the cap
tain of the schooner Charles K.
Buckley, which stranded and went to
pieces on the beach near here, floated
ashore, as did the bodies of three
members of th«* crew. Ten persons
perished in the wreck. One sailor
Coxey’s Army Dwindling.
Canton, O.—James S. Coxey's “army
pf unemployed,” dwindled from 200
lo a score of privates, camped here
preparatory to starting on the second
leg of its march to Washington.
Charges Are Dropped.
Norfolk. Neb.—The case against
Ed Harter, former city clerk of Nor
folk, charging him with irregularities
during his administration, has been
dismissed in county court at Madison
for want of sufficient evidence to bold
him to the district court.
White Sox Release Rogge.
Chicago. 111.—The Chicago Ameri
from Des oMines, and E. W. Johnson,
from Des Mcines, and E. W. ohnson.
to the Montreal club of the Interna
tional league. Both are pitchers.
Prize Ring Injury Is Fatal.
Billings, Mont.—Kid Fortney of In
dianapolis, who was injured here in
a prizefight with Roy Coughill of
Cody, W'yo., died. He was knocked
down in the seventh round and his
head struck the floor. From then un
til he died he was unconscious.
Suffragettes Bum Residence.
Londonberry, Ireland.—A suffra
gette arson squad burned &1 large
residence here. “Apply for damages
to Sir Edward Carson” was one of
the placards left behind.
BRIEF NEWS OF NEBRASKA
Superior will stay in the State Base
A movement is on foot at Fremont
to organize a company to erect a new
Omaha ice dealers have raised the
price of that article for this summer’s
Nebraska laundrymen are holding
their annual convention at Lincoln
It is thought the freezing weather of
last week has done much damage to
fruit over the state.
Programs given by two Hastings
schools resulted in clearing $50 for
the school art fund.
Farmers over the state say that al
falfa fields were never in better condi
tion than at present.
The reunion of the Spanish War
Veterans of the state will he held in
Lincoln, April 22 and 23.
An unknown woman left a six
months-old baby at the door of C. E.
Johnson at Grand Island.
. W. O. Allen, the newly elected presi
dent of Doane college. Crete, will as
sume official charge June 1.
At Steinauer every vote cast was
received by N. A. and F. M. Steinauer,
candidates for village trustees.
John Chambers, living north of Hol
brook. received a bad wound in one
hand when his shotgun exploded.
Deborah Avery chapter of the D. A.
R. at Lincoln has presented a me
morial fountain to Antelope park.
Rev. James A. Smith, pastor of the
United Brethren church at Lushton.
died Thursday, aged fifty-five years.
Charles Lightner. a cigarmaker. was
taken sick on the street at Omaha,
and died cn a cot at the police station.
Three carloads of eggs were shipped
last week from Alma, one car to Salt
Lake City and two cars to San Diego.
W. P. Gladson of Milburn was
crushed to death when the walls of a
cistern he was plastering caved in on
The Rev. W. W. Alverson of Council
Bluffs, la., has been called to the pas
torate of the Tecumseh Congregational
Irvin Honde of Lincoln win depart
in June as a missionary among the
savages in the innermost recesses of
The 350th anniversary of the birth
of William Shakespeare will be ob
served in Lincoln for two days begin
ning April 23.
The city council of St. Paul has lim
ited the number of saloonlicenses to
be issued to two and placed the li
cense at $2,500.
Grade school pupils at Hastings are
cultivating an eleven-acre garden. The
school district has furnished the land,
seeds and tools.
The new- Y. M. C. A. building at
Grand Island has been completed and
a “house warming" banquet was
served Tuesday night
Sixteen children and grandchildren
attended the golden wedding anniver
sary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. John
Siebold at Kearney.
Fourth class postmasters of that
section of the state will be required
to pass competitive examinations to be
conducted in Hastings. May 10.
Nearly exhausted with the walk
from Nebraska City, Mr. and Mrs. Jo
seph Redd arrived at Omaha en route
to Neligh, where a situation awaited
The Salem electric light plant has
been completed and accepted by the
village board. Twenty-four hour ser
vice will be given by the new mu
The annual banquet and spring cere
monial of the Ancient Order of the
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine was held
at Lincoln Thursday. About seven
hundred nobles gathered for the occa
The Lincoln Commercial club, as
sisted by various literary societies of
the city, will celebrate the 350th an
niversary of the birth of William
Shakespeare. April 23 and 24. the net
receipts to be turned over to the hos
Charles H. Paine, an inmate of the
soldiers' home at Milford, fell into the
Blue river and was drowned Tuesday
night. His body was recovered next
A gasoline tank in the garage of the
Larson Auto company at Fremont ex
ploded Sunday morning with such
force that the crash was heard all over
town. No one w-as seriously injured.
Ben Crum, a member of the gang
which assaulted a number of Beatrice
high school students at Wvraore sev
eral weeks ago. was sentenced to sixty
days in the county jail and fined $100
and costs of the case.
Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias,
will be held at Lincoln, rtay 12 and 13.
Lane school district in Lancaster
county sent in the first school offer
ing for the Panama exposition build
ing fund. It amounted to $1.62.
Every member of the family was
present at the celebration at Superior
last week of the golden wedding an
niversary of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Har
Winter wheat in Nebraska, accord
ing to reports compiled by the state
boa/ri of agriculture, averages approxi
mately 99 per cent as compared with
the condition last year.
Albert Hare. 22 years old. of Grand
Island, attempted suicide by drinking
sheep dip which contained carbolic
acid, but the prompt work of a phys
ician defeated his plans.
Coon MeClary, ferryman at Brown
ville, dived into the chilly waters of
the river and recovered a purse which
a passenger had dropped from the rail
af the ferryboat.
Plans for organizing a Nebraska
branch of the Children and Sons of
the Republic, to be auxiliary to the
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion. are being perfected by members
of that organization.
Wile at work clearing up a wreck
of freight cars on the Union Pacific
near Ames, workmen unearthed a nest
of several dozen snakes that had spent
the winter in the road bed.
As a leading attraction at the state
fair, the board of managers has made
a contract with Lincoln Beachey. who
Is acknowledged to be one of the great
est aviators in the world.
Members of the Grand Island M. E.
church are protesting to church au
thorities against the assignment of
their new minister, of whom some
members of the congregation disap
PLANS TO ENLARGE ASHLAND
GOSSIP FROM STATE CAPITAL
Items of Interest Gathered from Re
liable Sources and Presented in
Condensed Form to Our
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Strict Campaign of Sanitation.
Fees of the pure food commission
during the month of March amounted
to $4,943. Inspections made numbered
1,634. Of this number, 419 were gro
cery and general merchandise stores,
1S9 were hotels and cafes, and 170
were meat markets and slaughter
houses. In the process 216 sanitary
orders were written and only seven
teen complaints were filed. Commis
sioner Harman has announced that
particular attention would be given
during the coming warm months to
the enforcement of the sanitary food
law. This means that the campaign
against dirt in food, keeping food in
unsanitary places and other violations
of the statutes will be looked into
More Land for Rifle Range.
Instead of buying only 500 acres for
the national guard rifle range at Ash
land. Adjutant General Hal7 now plans
to purchase about 900 acres in that
vicinity, which will increase the out
lay from $15,000 to $25,000. He has
put the proposition up to the war de
partment, and a letter received in re
ply gives tentative approval to the
plan. An army engineer will be sent
to Nebraska to look over the land and
report on it. The war department will
furnish the money to buy the rifle
rangs. and it may be used not
only for target practice by the na
tional guard of Nebraska, but also for
regular army troops stationed at
Omaha. The government already has
one rifle range at Plattsmouth.
County Agricultural Course*.
One of the latest attempts of the
Nebraska Agricultural College Exten
sion Service to bring the college home
to the people of the state is the county
agricultural short course. One of the
first of these courses has just been
completed at Aurora at which sixtv
five boys and thirty girls were en
rolled, representing thirty-six rural
districts. Similar county agricultural
courses for the boys and girls of the
state may be had by making applica
tion through the county superintend
ent and guaranteeing the expenses of
the workers. The course includes in
troductory illustrated lectures and
demonstrations of various agricultural ,
studies and home economics.
Official Political Roster.
Because of the interest of state offi
cials in campaigns in general and of
county officials as well, the auditor’s
office, through First Lieutenant W. L.
Minor, has begun the collection of the
names of the state committeemen of
all political parties and the name ol
each and every county official. The
results will be tabulated when re
reived and will give all seekers after •
information a central place to which
they can go in their search.
To Advertise Nebraska Resources.
Sweeping campaigns for collection
of a fund to advertise Nebraska’s re
sources at the Panama-Pacific exposi
tion are to begin at once. The com
mittee named to initiate the move
ment met and organized by electing
Peter Jensen of Beatrice, chairman; ;
John L. McCague of Omaha, vice-chair
man. and George Wolz of Fremont, j
treasurer. The seven executive state ■
officials are to serve on the committee
as members ex-officio.
County Days Popular at University.
County visiting days are becoming ,
popular at the Nebraska College of j
Agriculture. A few days ago 300 farm- ,
ers and school students from Saunders
county visited the different buildings. |
experimental plats and stockyards and
listened to talks by University Farm i
officials. Last fall Gage county sent a
large delegation, and a year ago last
fall York county sent 200 visitors.
Will Be Short Dry Spell.
Second-class c-'ties and villages of
the state where a wet policy is to be
continued during the coming year will
have to stand a four days' drouth at
the outset of next month. For the at
torney general in interpreting the law. j
following an anxious inquiry from Al- I
liance. found that the municipal year
ends May 5. and the license year in
such communities ends .May 1. Hence
the old beard’s license expires April
30 at 8 p. m. and *ne new board will
have no power to open a saloon until
May 5 at 7 a. m.
Time to Sow Alfalfa.
This month or next is the time for
the spring seeding of alfalfa, either
in the eastern or western part of the
state, according to the Nebraska Col
lege of Agriculture. The advantage
of planting now is that the plants may
be given an early start on account of
the spring rains. However, care must
be taken to see that the alfalfa does
not have to contend with a large crop
of weeds, or it will be choked. The
safest way to prevent a growth of
weeds is to clean the ground by previ
Skimming Loses Tenth of Cream
From 10 to 25 per cent of the cream
is left in the milk after skimming,
says the dairy department of the Ne
braska College of Agriculture. At the
prevailing price of cream, butter fat
makes pretty expensive hog feed. A
separator removed practically all the
cream from the milk.
Chairman E. M. Pollard of the anti
removal-organization of the state, re
cently organized at Lincoln, has an
about. Mav 1
LIGHTHOUSES OF THE DAY
Structures Along French Coast Have
Been Brought to High State
Paris.—Some of the modern light
houses which have been erected along
the coast in France and other coun
tries have now been brought to such
perfection that they will send a beam
for 50 to 60 miles out at sea. and in a
few of the largest lighthouses this
beam gives as much as three billion
candlepcwer; for instance, in the I,a
Coubre lighthouse erected on the At
lantic In the region of Bordeaux or
the newer one a Virgin island, the
highest in the world (230 feet) at the
entrance of the channel. Both of
these use a powerful electric arc
Showing the Interior Construction
of the Beachy Head Lighthouse in
England and the Arrangement of the
lamp which is surrounded by sets of
Electric light is used in the great
Hantsholm lighthouse in Denmark
which is situated in the Skager Rack
at the northwest coast of Jutland, this
point being a dangerous one for ma
riners on account of bad weather and
heavy seas. Ships in great numbers
pass this point in going from the
North to the Baltic sea.
The set of lenses is quite a compli
cated one. and the whole is mounted
on a platform so as to rotate bodily
around the center arc lamp and thus
produce a succession of flashes. At
one side will be seen the powerful arc
lamp with its regulating mechanism,
which is here removed from its posi
tion inside the lenses. It is naturally
a difficult matter to rotate such a
heavy body as the platform with the
lenses. Here it is mounted on a set
of rollers so as to turn around, but in
other cases the problem is solved by
using a ring shaped float under the
table and this is made to float in a
circular mercury trough so that the
mercury takes all the weight of the
table and allows it to turn with very
little friction.—Popular Mechanics.
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FARMER A LEPER FOR YEARS
He Had Always Supposed That He
Had Blood Poisoning In His
Astoria. Ore.—Risto Katajisto, a
Finnish farmer residing near Winlock.
Wash., on coming here for medical
treatment for what he supposed was
blood-poisoning in his feet was star- j
tied to learn from the examining phy
sician. Dr. Hartman, that he was af
flicted with leprosy.
According to the local physician,
the case is of long standing, the d s
ease being manifested on all parte of
the patient's body. The man himself
admitted that he had been suffering
for five years with the disease, but did
not know its nature, and had never
consulted a physician.
Dr. Hartman enlightened the man
as to the nature of his ailment, and
told him he could offer no aid. and
Katajisto left for his home at Win
lock on the evening train.
Dr. Hartman at once notified the
Washington state board of health as
to his discovery. Katajisto is fifty
seven years old. and has a wife and a
number of children. He lives on a
small farm in the vicinity of Winlock.
WOMAN PUNCHES A PRISONER
Boarding House Keeper Settles
Grudge With Man Charged
New York.—“Do you recognize this
man?” asked Captain Kerr, in the
West Forty-seventh street police sta
tion. of Mrs. Mary Kelly of 62 West
Fifty-second street. The man waa a
Mrs. Kelly looked intently into his
face and then pushed her gloved fist
against his nose just as hard as she
knew how. Then she repeated the
She identified him as a former roam
er at her home, accused of jewelry
thefts in numerous boarding houses.
Wife Made Him Do Cooking.
New York.—Because his wife insist
ed on discussing hats and gowns when
he desired to talk music, Gregor
Skolnik. a violinist, sued for separa
tion. She also made him do the cook
ing, he asserted.
Mayor Harrison a Movie Fan.
Chicago.—Mayor Harrison has be
come a real movie fan. He spends a
part of every day in the city's board of
of censors watching the first run of
films in the movie room of the City
ji and do it today. Delay
only aggravates matters
and prolongs your suf
fering. For any weak
ness of the Stomach,
Liver or Bowels you
ter} helpful, it strengthens and assists
hem in performing their daily functions.
_I TIRED EYES
DIDN’T GET THE SITUATION
Well-Meaning Man Not Exactly Wise
to the Methods Peculiar to Up
"I don't live in this town,” he said,
as he halted before a policeman on
‘'Well?" was queried.
‘‘I think I made a mistake back
‘‘What’s the matter with your chin?”
"A woman bit me, and that's why I
think I made a mistake.”
"How was it?”
"Down on the next block the sewer
is stopped up and there’s lot of water
over the crossing. A woman stood
with her toes in the edge of it, and
thinking she wanted to cross I picked
her up and carried her over."
"And she bit you in return?”
“She bit me and called me names.
Can you see where I made a mistake?”
“I'm! I can. She didn't want to
"But she stood there?”
“Yes, but she was simply getting
her feet wet.”
“That she might go home and tell
her husband that she had got to have
$$ to get a pair of the spring and sum
mer style of shoes, or go into quick
Manuel L. Quezon, resident com
missioner from the Philippine islands,
has an interesting map, sent him re
cently. It is one representing the is
lands, and is woven of a kind of fiber
in different colors, some tints show
ing the land and others water. Even
the titles are wrought in colored
grass. The whole thing is about three
yards long by by two wide, and hangs
on the wall of Mr. Quezon's room, a
most conspicuous object to every vis
itor. It is the work of the pupils of
one of the native colleges. Near by
is an oil painting of Wilson done by a
Filipino artist, and admirably done,
too. Its frame is of different kinds
of wood, all hand-carved in graceful
Chauncey H. Depew, discussing the
change for the worse in the ideals
of the American girl, said, recently:
“Our young women should think less
of tango teas and automobiling. They
would do well to return to the ideals
which prevailed when I was a lad.
These ideals included the ability to
manage a house properly, an intelli
gent supervision of children and a
thorough knowledge of the kitchen.
This last accomplishment, I think,
should be given particular attention."
Depew concluded, with a smile, “for
many a good husband nowadays is
spoiled in the cooking.”
"How does the new rug you got for
the bottom of your motor car work?"
"Oh, it is quite automat-ic.”
A baby may not know much. But
you will notice that it never cries for
Its father when it is hungry.
Tact is the leaven that prevents
flattery from falling flat.
After Changing from Coffee to Postum.
Many a talented person Is kept back
because of the interference of coffee
with the nourishment of the body.
This is especially so with those
whose nerves are very sensitive, as is
often the case with talented persons.
There is a simple, easy way to get
rid of coffee troubles and a Tenn.
lady’s experience along these lines is
worth considering. She says:
“Almost from the beginning of the
use of coffee it hurt my stomach. By
the time I was fifteen I was almost
a. nervous wreck, nerves all unstrung,
no strength to endure the most trivial
thing, either work or fun.
“There was scarcely anything I
could eat that would agree with me.
The little I did eat seemed to give
me more trouble than It was worth. I
was literally starving; was so weak I
could not sit up long at a time.
’’It was then a friend brought me a
hot cup of Postum. I drank part of it
and after an hour I felt as though 1
had had something to eat — felt
strengthened. That was about five
years ago. and after continuing Post
um in place of coffee and gradually
yetting stronger, today I can eat and
Jigest anything 1 want, walk as much
is I want. My nerves are steady.
“I believe the first thing that did
me any good and gave me an upward
start, was Postum. and I use it alto
gether now Instead of coffee."
Name given by the Postum Co.,
Battle Creek, Mich.
Postum now comes in two forms:
Regular Postum — must fce well
boiled. 15c and 25c packages.
Instant Postum—is a soluble poo
ler. A teaspoonful dissolves quickly
In a cup of hot water and, with cream
and sugar, makes a delicious bever
age Instantly. 30c and 50c tins.
The cost per cup of both kinds is
about the same.
“There’s a Reason” for Postum.
—sold by Grocers.
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