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VOLUME 7, NUMBER-18
MUSICAL HANDBOOK FREE
. Writo us whntiniiilcAlliiitrumoiit you am
iritoroiteain ana wo will mim you a copy.
Contains Hlunlrallons, inscription and
tho lowest prlcci on 23,000 instrument
niul supplies of nrtlstld muilcnl qunllty.
Alio much valuable Information, Onr
nnmo tot Hyoarf lias boon tho standard.
Band InilrommU, Talking MaehluM, tte.
Urerylhlnir known lif music In fold by ui.
Writo today. Wotld's Urpit Muil4 IIoom
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tension of tho
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rf ' ' '
yIfc has boon a long time.
since a transcontinental.,.
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..will probably bo a longer
time, after the completion of
1 Uiis one, befb to another one
is built. It is worth your
while to investigate these
openings. This can best ba
dono by a personal visit. .
Such a trip is made inex
pensive by the low rates via
this railway to NorthDakota,
South Dakota, Monana,
Idaho and "Washington If
-you are interested, writefo'r
' 'Information, asking specific
questions. A letter and a .
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.t will be sent by return mail.
F. A. NASH,
GENERAL WESTERN AGENT.
MR. METCALFE'S BOOK
"OF SUCH IS
And Other Stories from Life
NOW READY FOR DELIVERY
JOHN M. HARLAN. Associate Justice, United
States Supremo Court: ' Your little book, 'Of Such
is the Kingdom,' has been read by me with moro
than ordinary interest. Indeed. I have read it
through twice. No one can read theso stories from
life without both interest and profit, or without hav
ing a higher conception of his duty to God and to
plotb. oound, printed from clear typo on
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pages, bent prepaid on receipt of 81.00.
RICHARD L. METCALFE
Care The Commoner LINCOLN. NFRR
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' TAILING ABOUT IT
Tho Groat Conspiracy moves on
npaco. At first it was given out that
thero had been a dastardly plutocratic
conspiracy to defeat Mr. Itoosovelt's
policies and prevent the poor m.m
from naming his successor. In tills
conspiracy nearly all the leaders of
Iho republican party were Involved.
There was, indeed, no end to tho
traitors in tho party.
Now, however, there has been a
change of face. It Is still true that the
plutocrats have subscribed $5,000,000,
but it is for tho purpose of downing
Mr. Itoosovolt in a roundabout way.
This fund, so wo arc ndw Informed by
tlw Itoosovolt publicity bureau, is to
he used apparently against the presi
dent, but is in reality to create a
sontiment in his party in favor-of a
third term, in order that he may be
dofeatod before tho people. It is
rather liatd for those of us endowed
.with only a plain, ordinary, cornfield
sort of a mind to follow tho ramifica
tions of tho Great Conspiracy
through this bewildering labyrinth.
Another story that comes , from
Washington is to the effect that the
president has thrown down the gage
of battle before Harriman. merely ap
a political stroke. It said that at
present Harriman represents the cor
poration in its most offensive form and
tliat his system of high finance has
come in for rather acute criticism, and
'that Roosevelt sees the advantage of
an issue between himself and Harri
man. Tho fact that Harriman has the
better, of the controversy is lost sight
of, and already some of the newspa
pers are saying that in a fight between
the president and the railroad king the
people will not have much trouble in
choosing a side. In short, the presi
dent Is said to be 'deliberately playing
Tho president and his friend are re
ported to be watching the"' result and
calculating upon the effect. The sit
uation would seem to justify an anec
A farmer said to his negro servant:
"Tim, have you fed the horses this
"What did you feed 'em."
"Did you feed the. cows?"
"What did you feed 'em?i' -"Hay."
"Did you feed the ducks?" : -"Yasslr."
"What did you feed 'em?"
"Did 'they eat It?"
"Nawsir; dey didn't zackly eat It,
but dey -was talking about it when I
The .people haven't exactly swal
lowed the Great Conspiracy; but they
re certainty talking about it Mem
phis Commercial Appeal.
COBBLER'S FUEL SECRET IS OUT
An Altoona, Pa., dispatch to the
New York World says: "The remark
able secret for burning ashes with coal
discovered by John Elmore, an Al
toona cobbler, and which has excited
attention almost tho world over, is out
Almost every householder in Altoona is
now using it with great saving in coal
bills. Several well known chemists
Immediately after it was announced
that Elmore had solved the problem of
obtaining heat from ashes, set to work
to try to discover the formula. They
were successful, and here it is: Com
mon salt, one pound; oxalic acid, two
oances; water, one gallon. Mix and
moisten a mixture containing one part
coal and three parts ashes and a bet
ter fuel than pure coal Is obtained.
Tho ashes of anthracito coal burn nn
.readily as do these of bituminous. This
mixture win, upon being placed upon
a burning fire, fuse into a cokorllke
mass and deposit but little residue.
The chemical action of this compound
is thus explained: When an aqueous
solution of an alkaline salt, upon such
as common salt, is mixed .with coal
ash the result is that a mild lye is
formed which, when mixed with any
combustible material, such as coal, and
upon the application of heat gives off
oxygen gas thus enabling rapid com
bustion. The addition of oxalic acid
caused a chemical change of greater
value than the first, for the reason that
It results in the formation of a car
bide, which in turn gives off acety
lene gas, this adding to the intensity
of the heat and facilitating complete
combustion. It Is possible upon mois
tening a small quantity of ashes with
out the addition of coal, to really de
tect tho odor of acetylene gas, and if
the treated ashes are placed upon a
lighted fire they will fuse and burn
to a flue powder. The compound is
now being used In many large indus
trial and mercanti'e nieces here, anl
it is claimed for it that it has re
duced the fuel item more than half.
It has eliminated almost entirely tlte
question of disposition of ashes, whlcn
has been considerable where great
quantities of coal are consumed. Ell
more, who discovered the secret and
focused attention upon the possibili
ties that lurked in ashes, claims that
his patent will protect him in his se
cret. He says he has received an of
fer from the British government, pro
vided he can demonstrate the practi
cability of his compound. While It
is everywhere conceded that Ellmoro
has conferred a great boon upon hu
manity, it is leared that be will not
derive any tangible benefits from his
discovery, in view of the facts that
hundreds of others, have secured the
same results, following his lead."
LUCE ALL THE REST
"My only mistake," said Darius Green,
"Lay right in constructing my flying
In the place of old rope, wooden fram
ing and things
Just- covered with cotton and fastened
I'll build one of steel In her frame,
with the wings,
Overlaid- with sheet copper, and fur
nished with springs. .
Nonbreakable, stanch, scientific clear
My airship of metal will now reach
To test his machine, bright with polish
He went to the top of a very tall
How did he come out? Well, how did
After, taking your filer in copper and
New York Times.
HOW HE KNEW
One Sunday morning recently the
pastor of a church in a town of west
ern Massachusetts remarked to his
wife, upon returning from service:
"Mary, there was a stranger at ser
vice this morning."
"What did he look like?" asked the
"I don't know," was the answer,
"for I didn't seo him."
"Then how do you know he was a
"Because I found a dollar In the
contribution box," replied the pas
tor. Harper's Weekly.
pollen only, others nectar only, others
again water only when water Is need
ed. The number sent out is propor
tional to the number of flowers to be
stripped, and by marking tho bees
with colored talc it was proved that
each bee confined itself for the time
being to one class of work.
The same bee might be seeking for
flowers in the morning and collecting
in the afternoon, but did not change
the nature of its work without return
ing to the hive.
There seemed to be something In tlie
nature of a working arrangement be
tween bees of different hives, as when
the work of clearing a certain area of
flowers had once been commenced, by
a few bees from onp hive these col
lectors were not interfered with by
bees from other hives. Louisville,
, THE RUSTIC'S HYMN
Lord God of Nature, I give thanks
to Thee, V .
For all the boundless heavens
And for the earth that Thou. hast'
given me, , i-
To shapen like a star. . ' ..
I thank Thee for the daybreak and
the dark; .
I thank Thee for the green and
and spreading bough; -'
And for the four great winds, and
for the lark .
Who guides with song my plough.
I thank Thee for the storm and
cloud of white;.
I thank -Thee' for -the field's ex
haustless wealth; " ,.--But
most I thank Thee for the 'com
mon light, . ..'"."
Thy robe whose touch gives
health! ' .
-Edward Wilbur Mason.
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HOW BEES DIVIDE LABOR
My experiments have revealed" the
fact that the division of labor among
bees to carried to a surprising extent,
says Professor Gaston Bonnier.
Bees which are seeking for pollen or
nectar do not carry it, but merely
carry tue news to tne nive.
. JAMESTOWN . f
The Puritans are revered partly
because they were so diligent in re
cording their good deeds. They
were untiring keepers of records and
diaries, their sermons were long, and
were written down, and their town
meetings, .dividing up budgets piti
fully small, always made provision
for keeping the town records. The
cavaliers were less given to record
ing or to written analysis, Perhaps
they were not so confident of their
spelling. At least their records,
their sermons, their expressions of
zeal for God and country, are fewer.
At a hundred New England society
dinners every year, a hundred ora
tors who boast of Puritan blood, tak
ing their text from, Cotton Mather
or Governor Bradford's diary, as
sure us that the one thing that saves
us yet is the thin stream of Puritan
blood in the foreign ocean. A James
town exposition comes but once in
three centuries; it is well to seize
the occasion and to make the most
of it. Colliers Weekly.
Subscribers' flttMrtising Depn
This departmont la for the exclusive tjbo of Com
moner subscribers, and a special rate of six conts
word per insortlou the lowest rate has been made
or, them. Address all communications to Tub
Commoner, Lincoln, Nt3b.
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plantation in east Texas, the 'best farm
proposition of the timos, writo to Geobqk B,
Conkltn, Plaquomine, Xa.
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- conts. Frames any roof. O. M. Osborn,
Box 1020, Lincoln, Nob.
tpOME TO THE LAND OF BIG RED CLO-
vor and timothy, greatest dairying and
Btock raising country in tho world. Counties of
Folic, Barron and St. Croix. Writo for descrip
,ivo mattor and land iists. CLEARLAKE
REAL ESTATE CO., (Incorporated). Clear
Lako, Wis. Dep. A, 4
Q38 ACRES FOR SALE, BEST IMPROVED
Farm In Jasper County, Mo. Two bams COx90
and G0x40, flvo wells and two wind mills; flno trail
8-rooiU bouso: 150 nrinlo trnau. nil liearin tr. nnrt- is
A niimher of hpon nm aunt- mi . fenced with noer wire, rest foncod with four wire. 18
cjrln flift flvnrnia o u.. " , milog fromJoplin, a city of 45,000. Prlco $40 per
strip the flowers, a number carrying ' Aero. AddresJ. reinmli.ub, wEastithStortt.
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