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s Interesting Items Gathered
s by Our County Reporters
Corn is doing ilnely.
Win, Van Dyke spent Sunday with
friends in North Branch.
Hoinor Fonts of Guide Ko2k visited
with the Van Dykes this week.
John (ialbreth, Jr., has leased the
S. C. Shuck ranch for the next yenr.
Al Turner has done some good work
on tho Lebanon line.
Farmers are cutting tho third crop
of alfalfa, which is good.
Mrs. Alva McCord and children, who
havo boon visiting hor parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Walker, oast of Blue Hill, re
turned homo Monday.
Mrs. Win. Johnion and daughter
Mabel, who havo boon visiting in Lin
coln returned homo Friday.
Mr. Cravnor of Hod Cloud was visit
ing at tho homo of his daughter, Mrs.
U. W. Cowley, Monday and Tuesday.
Win, Reed drove to Blue Hill Tuoa
day. Mrs. R. C. Chevalier returned Friday
from a two weeks visit in Kansas.
Mrs. Carrio Adams and children re
turned Tuesday to their home in Hast
ings. Mrs. and Mrs. Searls returned to
their homo near Bloomington Tues
day, after sponding several days' vistt
ing friends and relatives here.
Georgo Madison is visiting at tho
homo of ,1. W. Wratton.
Mrs. J. Williams loft Monday for
South Dakota, whore she goes to visit
hor son Charles.
J. M. Lookhart drove over to Blue
Way no Heed and family spent Sun
day at tho homo of Fred Heed.
Real Estate Transfers.
.1 A Saltznian to Sarah .Saltznian
lots (I 10 11 block 1 Jackson add
to Red Cloud vd l
J no S Largcutto Webster county
part se I he I U-1 -it vd r,
Cl'l'luttto H.W Dedrick lot b
block "il Red oloud wd alio
A II lvooney to Ueo A (iiicck wS
sw4 -'7 and e!i fel 28-1-U wd.. .'jyoo
Horace (J Sawyer and wife to A
It Davis block 1 Sawyers add
to Incvrle wd 1500
State of Nob to .lames V Siuer
deed net he I and el! net l(l-:t-ll sun
T.ra II Jones and wife to 1 K
Iturwell eli block 2 Inavale wd 17."i
Maud Myers and husband to
Fannie MeCuno wS el and oil
ofnetlM-tl wd 2100
Vorwon Bingham to Hugh B
Hunter n!i nv4 Ki-l-O wd 2S00
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Returning to the city after a six
inouths' absence 1 hastened to congrat
ulate my intimate friend Tom Funk
on his engagement, which he had an
nounced to me by letter a few days
after my departure. I found him in his
den at home smoking an after dinner
cigar. He listened to all the pleasant
things I had to say to him about enter
ing upon the happy engagement period,
then, after waiting for me to light a
cigar he handed me, settled back In his
oiinir and sdd:
"You're too late. "It's off."
"Yes, off off for good."
"What's the trouble'?"
"There Is or was just one fault In
Molly, and, though I admit there are u
great many in me, her one fault Is a
"No. Quite economical."
'"'Fond of admiration'?"
"No more than any woman."
"On tho contrary, she's very ami
able." "I give It up. Tell me what It Is."
"She's chock full of petty supersti
tions. You know how long I was try
ing to get her. Well, the reason was
that she was consulting fortune tellers
to find out whether the match would
bo a lucky or an unlucky one. The
witch she had most conlldence In told
her that there was a dark gentleman
wanting her (that's me), but If she
married him she'd be very unhappy. It
took me a year to find out about this,
but when I did I 11-M the witch wi'h
a five dollar bill ' she told Molly
she'd got the light and dark gentlemen
mixed, and Molly was to marry tho
dark one. This settled it, and I sup
posed the coast was clear when Molly
Informed me that my original proposal
had been made on a Friday and I must
do It over. 1 was to call and take her
by surprise Just as I had d -lie on the
lii'ot occasion. 1 agreed, and do you
know I struck the thirteenth day of the
month. I hail to wait a few weeks In
order to surprise her again, and this
time I didn't strike any bad luck. I
proposed for the third time.
"Stupid ass that I was, I wont off
nud bought an opal engagement ring.
When I offered It Molly almost faint
ed. She said that even to offer an
opnl would Involve a never ending
chain of bad luck. The engagement
must be broken and we must begin
all over. This made me tired, but I
was very much In love and consented
to what I couldn't help. It took us
two mouths to get around to where I
could give her another ring. I bought
one with a number of stones In tho
setting, a big one In the center, with
two outer circles, the whole forming a
cluster. As soon as she saw It sho be
gan to count the stones and in another
moment turned palo and dropped tho
" 'What Is the matter now?' I gasped.
" 'There are thirteen jewels.'
"I swore. Then I told her that sho
must either wear that ring or go with
out one. Her amiability conquered,
nnd I consented to begin over oncq
more. The next time Tgot ahead of
tho fates by giving a solitaire dia
mond. That was four months after
she had accepted me.
"I wns invited to her house to a
dinner to celebrate our engagement.
Molly and I sat side by side. I acci
dentally upset the saltcellar between
" 'Throw It over your shoulder,
quick!' she screamed. I grabbed tho
heavy cut glass saltcellar and, throw
lug It over my shoulder, smashed a
mirror on the sideboard.
"The salt! The salt!' sho cried.
'Not the saltcellar.'
'"Confound the salt!' I blurted.
"She grabbed a list fill of the salt
and tried to throw It over my shoulder;
but, being in a hurry, she threw It Into
my eyes. Great heavens, how It smart
ed! I lost my temper and said a lot
of things that shocked my prospective
mother-in-law, but the fathor-ln-law
looked at me approvingly, and 1 knew
he was on my side, though he didn't
dare say so.
"Molly wet her napkin in a finger
bowl and wiped tho salt out of my
eyes. She was so lovely about it all
that 1 qttieted down, and, though tho
rest of the dinner was not exhilarat
ing, there was at least no bad feeling.
"Of course I Insisted on replacing the
mirror, ami, of course, I was not per
mitted to do so. My own celebration
of our engagement was to bo a party
to tho opera. I paid $L"i for a box and
Invited the whole of Molly's family
seven persons. Everything looked
promising, the weather was tine and
we had every reason to believe wo
would have a good time. But just as
we were entering the opera house
Molly and I both stubbed our toes on
a half step between the entrance pas
sago and the foyer. Do you know,
that girl turned and led the whole
party out on to the sidewalk, where
she declared that nothing could In
duce her to go In again, for the opera
house would burn down If she did nnd
there would bo a holocaust. So wo
all wont home.
"I treated her so coldly after that
that I supposed she would break tho
engagement. She bore It all beauti
fully. But I had had enough of it aud
determined to get my freedom. I
went to a seventh daughter of a sev
enth daughter and paid her well to
give mo an unlucky horoscope. She
said that I was born on lie? unlucklest
day of tho year at the dark of tho
moon, with .dl tho unlucky stars In
tho firmauK.it in the ascendant. 'JJhls
I sent to Molly, who in a tearful letter
broke the engagement. Thank heaven
I'm a free man."
ElnNtlclty of Splilem AVI.
Did you ever watch a spider's web
on a windy day? If so, you will notice
how wonderfully It accommodates
Itself to the swaying of the twigs to
which It Is attached. It Is In fact elas
tic of the very finest quality. Were It
not for its elasticity the poor spider
would not long survive. The first
breeze would rend the silken meshes
of the web to atoms and the owner's
stock of new inateral would very soon
be exhausted In repairs and renewals.
Besides Its elasticity, the spider's web
Is very sticky, a property which ac
counts for tho ease wherewith It holds
Insects when once caught.
combined with plain figure
prices steadily adhered to,
has brought us a constantly
growing business. Quality
first, price next. Nothing but
standard made, reputable
goods at lowest profit prices.
A ways zvilling to
and compare prices
or Chicago houses.
Jewelers and Opticians. B. 8. M. Watch Inspectors
Proposed Constitutional Amendment.
The following proposed amendment
to the constitution of the State of Ne-,
braska, as hereinafter set forth in full, (
is submitted to the electors of the
State of Nebraska, to be voted upon
at the general election to be held ,
Tuesday, November 0, A. 1). WOO. j
He it enacted by the Legislature of the t
State of Nebraska: j
Section 1. That at the general elec
tion for state and Legislative otlicer.s
to be held on Tuesday, succeeding the
the first Monday in November, 1000,
the following provision be proposed '
and submitted to the electors of the
State as an amendment to the consti
tution. Section 2. There shall be a State ,
Railway Commission, consisting of
three members, who shall be first
elected at the general election in 1000,
whose terms of otlice, except those
chosen at the first election under this
provision, shall be six years, and
whose compensation shall be fixed by
elected, the one receiving the highest'
number of votes, shall hold his otlice '
for six years, the next highest four
year, and the lowest two years. The
powers and duties of such com
mission shall include regulation
of rates, service and the gen
eral control of common carriers,
as the legislature may provide by
law. Rut in the absence of specific
legislation, the commission shall, ex
ercise the powers and perforin the du
ties enumerated in this provision.
Section 'A. That at said election in
the year 1000, on the ballot of each
elector voting thereat, there shall be
printed or written the words: "For
Constitutional Amendment, with ref
erence to State Railway Commission"
And "Against Constitutional Amend
ment. With Reference to State Rail
way Commission." And if, a majority
of all votes cast at said election, shall
be for such amendment, the same shall
be deemed to be adopted.
1, A. lialusha, secretary of state of
the state of Nebraska, do hereby cer
tify thai the foregoing proposed
amendment' to the Constitution of the
State of Nebraska is a true and cor
rect copy of the original enrolled and
engrossed bill, as passed by the
Twenty-ninth session of the legisla
ture of the State of Nebraska, as ap
pears from said original bill on file in
this office, and that said proposed
amendment is submitted to the quali-
flwl Vdti'l's. (if tin. stllti' of Whi'iislcii
for their adoption or rejection at the '
general election to be held on Tuesday
the 0th day of November. A. I). 1000.
In testimony whereof. I have here i
unto set my hand and affixed the
great seal of the state of Nebraska.
Done at Lincoln this 2-Uh day of
July, ih the year of our Lord One
Thousand Nine Hundred and Six, of
the Independence of the Fnited States
the One Hundred and .Thirty-second,
and of this state the Fortieth.
(skai.) Secretary of State.
Ia tho District Court of Webster County, Ne
braska. Thomas J. ItodBors, Plaintiff, )
Lorcttn Hoilk'tTM. Defendant. )
To l.orettu UodKors, Non-resident Defendant:
Yon are hoiebj- notillcd that on the 13th day
of July, 19M, Thomas J. ItodKers filed a peti
tion aurtlust you la the District Court of Web.
ktor County. Nebraska, the object aud prayer
of which are to obtain n divorce from you, on
tho ground that you havo willfully dctcrted
and abandoned tho plaintiff, without j;ood
cause, for the term of two years and moro last
You Hre required to answer sdld petition on
or beforo tho 31st day of AuKust. 19 .
THOMAS .1. itODGKHS.
By Kcen?y it Baylor, his Attorneys. auglO
show our goods
with either local
Has just received a
complete line of
Miss Jessie Wert
Piano, Oigan and Voice
Studio at Mrs. Josie Moran
ville's, two blocks east of
school house. Phoho 2GM.
DR. W. S. SMITH
800 policies represent
ing over $2,000,000 in
surance in Webster
county. . Now is the
time to get in the
O. C- TEEL,
Insurance and Notary.
Telephones: Country, No. 30;
Boll, No. 98. '
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Take. Laxative Bromo quinine tab
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is on each box. 20 cents.
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