The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, May 29, 1903, Page 14, Image 16

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VOLUME 3, NDMBEE IS.
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SOME ITEMS OF INTEREST
The feaee arovad tie St. Loefo ex-
posfdoe grma&s will be six rsfies
loss.
A sovsatafsa of graaiie. two 13063
loag amd half a salle Sde teas teen.
discovered is OWafeosaa.
Dvrteg the Bfeeieeaih ceatnsry 20
sfetpe, nnaakerieas Hres asd crrer $34.
MMK were lost fa fatlle eort3 to
reach the North Pole.
The cereal food fa a carton, costs
21-3 ceafcs, the package 11-3 cents.
The price to the grocer is 11 1-3 cents
and to the cocsemer 15 cents.
In Chopin's "Etude" In E minor It
Is neeesaax7 to read 3,550 signs in
two minetes and a half, which is
equivalent to about 25 notes per sec
ond, To ordinary eyes a man 1JM0 yards
awa7 say on a riSe range appears
as a dot. He ccrald not be known a3
a man except as being a smaller dot
than a horse.
The English poetoffice gives 20 per
cent better speed in delivering par
cels than the private carriers, and at
a' cost of & cents for one pound, 8
cents for two pounds and 24 cents for
eleven pounds.
In the election of 1852 there were
in England and "Wales 4S,100 Illiter
ates; In Scotland, 4,577; in Ireland.
84,513. At the 1855 election the fig
ures were: Illiterates In England,
28,521; Scotland, 4,02; Ireland, 40,357.
That the low-lying territory of the
Mississippi should at times be over
flowed Is not surprising if one con
Blders that the "Father of Waters"
draws supplies from 28 states, drain
ing one-third of the area of the United
States.
According to Lord Rayleigh a film
of oil on water may be so thin that
Its thickness Is no more than on3
twenty-five millionth of an Inch,
which is computed to be, In all prob
ability, the size of a molecule of the
olL
A flock of ostriches at Phoenix,
Ariz., now numbers more than 1,000
birds. Their Increase is rapid, be
cause a pair, barring accidents, will
raise a brood each summer for 70
years. Each pair produces In feath
ers and egg3 about ?3D a year.
The Brooklyn bridge has lost place
as one of the wonders of the world
since the building of the "Williams
burg steel bridge, a mile farther up
the East river, and the bridge now
building to Blackwells island will b
more wonderful than either.
The commercial relations of" the
Albanians are principally with Ven
ice. The Turkish government gives
'the Italians the right to maintaw
po3toffices in the cities of Albania and
Albania ha3 import and export agents
in Italy and a bank in Venice.
The vast bulk of the trade of the
United Kingdom Is certainly note
worthy. For 350 years down to the
present time it has been practicall7
a continued growth. In 1902 the to
tal of the exports and Imports touchel
$4,390,000,000, the highest figure ever
reached.
The restrictions of emigration from
the continent to London is now agi
tated as an urgent public question.
The census of the metropolis shows
38.V77 Russians, 27,427 Germans, 13
420 Poles, 11,204 French, and 10.3S9
Italians. New York city can digest
that number of foreigners every year.
Since the introduction of the Eer
tillon system in France 20,000 persona
who have committed crimes and who
.were concealing their identity hav?.
by seans of the systasa. feeea ideali
sed and brought to jesiSee; as
assoag all these not ose afeta&e Is
known to have feeea sede.
The Ecmier of theotozkal stadeats
in Gera&ay has dfainisbed gradsaliy
from 44S7 Is 1S34 to 2J.49, or less
tsar half, although the population has
doc hied since 1S3$, The fesuScieacy
in the number of candidates for the
aainfctry is dSscaesed as a matter of
exceeding gravity by German theol
ogians. Oregon spends for the education of
children 512 a year per capita ; Colo
rado, $11; Illinois, $11; California,
$16; while Kentucky expends only
13.32; South Carolina, $1-39; Missis
sippi, $2.SS. The northern states, on
the average, expend nearly five times
a3 much for education, without count
ing the universities, as the southern
states.
One definite advantage In substi
tuting khaki for blue cloth uniforms
for the army In the tropics and in
summer was not considered when the
change was discussed in the war de
partment, the anopheles mosquito net
having at that time been exhaustively
studied. The malaria-breeding mos
quitoes will not light upon substances
having a yellow color, but swarm
about blue fabrics. Pittsburg Dispatch.
Paragraphic Punches.
Chicago Tribune: The Omaha goes"
and the Omaha gander are served
with the same sauce;
Memphis News: The Pennsylvania
pres3 is talking through its muzzle
just as if it wasn't there.
Joplin Globe: It is by no means
uncommon for duplicity and rascal
ity to hide under a shell labeled
"Harmony."
Indianapolis Sentinel: The most
prominent characteristic of the Iowa
idea seems to be that no one has any
Idea where it is now.
Columbus Press: Those officials in
Pennsylvania who want to muzzle the
newspapers mu3t be doing something
they are ashamed of,
Kansas City World: That Penn
sylvania libel law, might do well
enough for Russia, but it grates on
the nerves of America.
Houston Post: The "Iowa idea"
will be embodied in the republican
platform with modifications. The
"modifications" will serve to rope and
throw it
Indianapolis Sentinel: Mr. Baers
present attitude In the matter of coal
prices indicates that he doesn't have
to call in Providence for aid unless
he wants to.
'Indlananolis Sentinel: "Russia "hr.
furnished a new batch of assurances,
and 'Secretary Hay is once more re
lieved of the fear that something may
be done adverse to British interests.
Johnstown Democrat: Some one
should employ a clairvoyant and com
municate with the spirit of the late
lamented David B. Hill and learn
what he thinks of the present politi
cal situation.
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Roosevelt says his favorite bird la
the. robin, which sounds like the fav
orite occupation of some of the states
men whom he has helped to various
government positions.
Johnstown Democrat: Governor
Pennypacker reminds the newspapers
of Pennsylvania of their truly nanny
lot "in England a hundred years
ago," he remarked, evidently regret
ting the good c4d tfeses, "the offender
rigated land is being worked in the
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FGI OUI FMEE SPECIAL IICYGLE
CATALOGUE
ooM have "ceec draws and gartered United States. The total cost of tfcs
aawi his h&z. ztneZr n.rn a rote Trith- iTrizzfina &ziuinz T ?& 9o ci
mt the gates," However, we may the value of the irrigated crops for
gee sacs to ims ey tne ezso. 01 use ; me year ot lbs was $S-M33,43S.
presest tens.
Hoseton. Posti Fron the scarec'
ssasser in which Postmaster General .
Parse is mtftz for proofs of Irreg
ularities in the postoSce- department, "
it is evident that he is sfrahj hell
get what he is asking for.
New Tors: World: Ten cents in
crease each month in the price of
coal is not Tezj serious in any one
moath, but as a settled policy of th"
coal monopolist it resembtes cutting
o a dog's tail an inch at a time so
that it may not hurt the 60s so much
New Haven Union: There is no
more reason why the United States
should become involved in the squaL
We about Hanchuria than there ii
for war between Connecticut and Mis
souri. Only an imperialistic admin
istration at Washington would for a
moment entertain, such a thought.
The Conor Picnic,
The third annual picnic of The Com
moner employes was held at Wabash
Neb., on Saturday, 3Iay 23. The
handsome park owned by H. T. Ricn
ards of that village was thrown open
to the visitors, and Mr. RwJiprris AiA
all in his power to make it pleasant
for his guests. Upwards of fifty em-
oiojes ana members of their families
were present, and the day was pleas
antly spent in boating and kindred
pastimes. At noon a basket dinner
was served, and later in the day Ice
cream. Wabash is about thirty milns
east of Lincoln and Richards' park is
one of the prettiest pleasure spot3
within easy reach of the Capital City.
These annual picnics are looked for
ward to with delight by the emploves
of The Commoner, and each one con
tributes to the enjoyment of the day.
The expenses of the excursions are
borne by the publisher and the picnic
Is held at & new place each year.
The annual official publication of
the department of agriculture is to be
printed, about June 15. In an article
contained in It on irrigation it 13 said
that more than 7,000.000 acres of ir-
tht-wfm c lfe Mart emlgte foe of
sew 193 BMtfei Sests. tones'
sd c&iJtrea'g Mercies a price ae Inr as ta be natty
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SEARS, ROEBUCK St CO.,"
CREAM SEPARATOR
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Cream Separatorin ccrjacighScr-
bood. It is thebestssdsir7lsstia
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ifctoyotxrnifebGC3irbe texrz cows.
Scad, jour sazie asd tie size ct
the nearest freight c5cs. Adiltsss
peoples jowtr CO.
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wbatto lETttS. RaeaC putllntlans !asaed tor Crea
amritctJoa. PssesU tecartil bj cs advertised free la
Tateat iiecord. Sasspls corr rsxx. Erxaa, WUfaci
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Angus Bulls
cr sale at just cae-kalf regular list price, to dose
cat the lot of fear, i3 to 24 taoatfc old. A few bar
gxiasin females also.
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John F. Coulter,
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