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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (May 29, 1903)
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VOLUME 3, NUMBER 19.
SOME. ITEMS OF INTEREST
Tho fonco around tho St. Louis ox
position grounds will bo six miles
A mountain of granito two miles
long and half a milo wido has been
discovered in Oklahoma.
During tho nineteenth century 200
ships, numberless lives and over $30,
000,000 wero . lost in futile efforts to
reach tho North Polo.
Tho coreal food in a carton costs
21-3 conts, tho package 11-3 cents.
Tho price to tho grocer is 11 1-3 conts
and to tho consumer 15 cents.
In Chopin's "Etude" in E minor it
is necessary to road 3,950 signs in
two minutes and a half, which is
equivalent to about 2G notes per sec
ond To ordinary oyes a man 1,000 yards
away say on a riflo range appears
as a dot Ho could not bo known aa
a man except as being a smaller dot
than a horse.
Tho English postofllce gives 20 per
cent bettor speod in delivering par
coIb than tho private carriers, and at
accost of 6 conts for ono pound, 8
cents for two pounds and 24 cents for
In tho election of 1892 there wero
in England and Wales 40,109 illltor
ates; in Scotland, 4,577; in Ireland,
84,919. At tho 1895 election tho fig
ures wore: Illiterates in England,
28,521; Scotland, 4,002; Ireland, 40,357.
That tho low-lying territory of tho
Mississippi should at times be over
flowed is not surprising if one con
siders that tho "Father of Waters"
draws supplies from 28 states, drain
ing one-third of tho area of tho United
According to Lord Rayleigh a film
of oil on water may bo so thin that
its thickness is no moro than ona
twenty-five millionth of an inch,
which is computed to bo, in all prob
ability, tho size of a molecule of the
A flock of ostriches at Phoenix,
Ariz., now numbers moro than 1,000
, birds. Their increase is rapid, bo
cause a pair, barring accidents, will
raise a brood each summer for 70
years. Each pair produces in feath
ers and oggs about $30 a year.
The Brooklyn bridge has lost ulace
as one of tho wonders of the world
since the building of the Williams.
burg steel bridge, a mile farther up
tho East river, and tho bridge now
building to Blackwells island will ha
moro wonderful than oithor.
The commercial relations of tho
Albanians are principally with Ven
ice. Tho Turkish government gives
tho Italians tho right to maintaiu
postofflces in the cities of Albania and
Albania has import and export agents
in Italy and a bank in .Venice.
Tho vast bulk of tho trade of the
United Kingdom is certainly note
worthy. 'For 150 years down to tho
present time it has been practical!
a continued growth. In 1902 tho to
tal of the exports and imports touchc 1
$4,390,000,000, tho highest figure ever
The restrictions of emigration from
tho continent to London Is now agi
tated as an urgent public question.
Tho census of tho metropolis shows
38.V77 Russians, 27,427 Germans, 13
420 Poles, 11,204 French, and 10.3S9
Italians. Now Yorjt city can digest
that number of foreigners every year.
Since the introduction of tho Ber
tlllon system in Franco 20,000 persons
wno uavo committed crimes and, who
wero concealing their identity hav,
by means of tho system, been identi
fied and brought to justice; and
among all these not one mistake is
known to have been made.
Tho number of theological students
in Germany has diminished gradually
from 4,2G7 in 1830 to 2,149, or less
tnan half, although the population has
doubled sinco 1830. The insufficiency
in tho number of candidates for tho
ministry Is discussed as a matter of
exceeding gravity by German theol
ogians. Oregon spends for tho education of
children $12 a year, per capita; Colo
rado, $11; Illinois, $11; California,
$10; while Kentucky expends only
$3.32; South Carolina, $1.39; Missis
sippi, $2.06. Tho northern states, on
the average, expend nearly five times
as much for education, without count
ing the universities, as the southern
Ono definite advantage in substi
tuting" khaki for blue cloth uniforms
for the army in tho tropics and in
summer was not considered when the
change was discussed in the war de
partment, tho anopheles mosquito not
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.
Chicago Tribune: The Omaha goos
and tho Omaha gander are served
with the same sauce:
Memphis News: The Pennsylvania
press is talking through its muzzle
just ay if it wasn't there.
Joplin Globe: It is by no means
uncommon for duplicity and rascal
ity to hide under a shell labeled
Indianapolis Sentinel: The most
prominent characteristic of the Iowa
idea seems to be that no one has an7
idea where it is now.
Columbus Press: Those officials in
Pennsylvania who want to muzzle the
newspapers must be doing something
they are ashamed ot,
Kansas Citv World; .That Penn
sylvania libel law might do well
UUUUfcU. 1U1 XYUBU1U, UUL It grULttS UU
the nerves of America.
Houston Post: The "Iowa idea"
will be embodied in tho republican
platform with modifications. Tho
"modifications" will serve to rope and
Indianapolis Sentinel: Mr. Baer's
present attitude in tho matter of coal
prices indicates that ho doesn't have
to call in Providence for aid unless
he wants to.
'Indianapolis Sentinel: Russia has
mrnisnea a now hatch of assurances,
and 'Secretary Hay is once moro re
lieved of the fear that something may
bo done adverse to British interests.
Johnstown Democrat: Some one
should employ a clairvoyant and com
municate with tho spirit of the late
lamented David B. Hill and learn
what ho thinks of tho present politi
Johnstown Democrat: President
Roosevelt says his favorite bird is
the robin, which sounds like the fav
orite occupation of some of the states
men whom ho has helped to various
Johnstown Democrat: Governor
Ponnypacker reminds the newspapers
, . ,; . -" vj. luon irmy nappy
t "In England a hundred years
o, ivmo.iiv.cu, evidently regret-
ting the good old times, "the offender
would havo been drawn and quartered
and his head stuck upon a polo with
out the gates." However, we may
get back to this by the end of the
Houston Post: From tho scared
manner in which Postmaster General
Payne is calling for proofs of irreg
ularities in tho postofllce department,
it is evident that ho is afraid he'll
get what he is asking for.
Now York World: Ten cents in
crease each month in the prico of
coal is not very serious in any one
month, but as a settled policy of the
coal monopolist it resembles cutting
off a dog's tail an inch at a time so
that it may not hurt the dog so much.
New Haven Union: There is no
moro reason why the United States
should become involved in the squab
ble about Manchuria than there ii
for war between Connecticut and Mis
souri. Only an imperialistic admin
istration at Washington would for a
moment entertain suoh a thought
The Commoner Picnic.
The third annual picnic of The Com
moner employes was held at Wabash
Neb., on Saturday, May 23. The
handsome park owned by H. T. Rlcn
ards of that village was thrown open
to the visitors, and Mr. Richards did
all in his power to make it pleasant
for his guests. Upwards of fifty em
ployes and 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 mil3
east of Lincoln and Richards' park is
one of the prettiest pleasure spots
within easy reach of the Capital City.
Theso annual picnics are looked for
ward to with delight by the employes
of Tho Commoner, and each one con
tributes to the enjoyment of the day.
The expenses of the excursions are
borne by tho publisher and the picnic
Is held at a new place each year.
The annual official publication of
the department of agriculture is to be
printed about Juno 15. In 'an article
contained in it on irrigation it is said
that more than 7,000,000 acres of ir
rigated land is being worked in tho
United States. Tho total cost of tho
irrigation systems is $64,289,601 and
the valuo of tho irrigated crops for
tho year of 1899 was $84,433,438.
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out the lot of four, 18 to 24 months old. A few bar
gains in females also.
John F. Coulter,
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