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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
' RETURN THANKS
GOVERNOR MOREHEAD IS3UE8
GOSSIP FROM STATE CAPITAL
Items of Interest Gathered from Re
liable Sources and Presented In
Condensed Form to Our
Western Newflpnper Union Newa Servlca
Tho Thanksgiving proclamation just
Issued by Governor Morehoad calli
attention to the super-thankfulness
Nebraska should fuel becauso the
country Is not at war with another
country or engaged In domestic em
brogllos. Tho proclamation reads;
"Another year has passed und thft
record of ovents has been made by
both tho Individual and the state. The
seasons havo passed In their order
and tho blessings of God have been
seen In 'early and late rain. Tho prom
ise of tho springtime has been fulfilled
in tho abundance of the summer har
vost and tho fruits of autumn. Our
barns nre full and the cry of want Is
seldom heard In the lnnd. Nebraska
Joins with the other states of the
union in praise for the fact that while
tho eastern world Is being rocked In
tho throes of war Involving wholo na
tions In utter desolation we are at
peace, tho blessings of which wo see
In tho contrast more clearly than over
before. May He who guides tho Btar
In their courses mercifully preserve ub
from want and und-eT tho lead of thoso
In high authority let us follow In the
path that tends to a perpetual peaco.
"That wo aro a happy people can bo
witnessed in the troops of children,
young. men and maidens, as they pas;
to and from our schools and Institu
tions of learning; in tho faces of pcoplo
as they go in and out of their homes
and meet each other on tho streets
and highways. In tho midst of the
multitude of our blessings let us not
be unmindful of the great sourco from
whence they flow.
"Thorefore, In keeping with tho proc
lamation of tho president of the United
States and by the authority of the law
vested in mo as governor, I do hereby
set aside November 26, 1914, as a daj
of thanksgiving and praise, and recom
mend that all our people cease from
ordinary labor and assemble in thcii
churches and homes and render unt
God the praise duo unto His namo foi
his great mercies vouchsafed unto us
Not forgottlng to seek out thoso lest
fortunate and give unto them as th
Lord has given unto us, ever kcepln
In mind that tho eternal God Is our
refuge and underneath aro the ever
Value rf Nebraska Corn Crop.
NebraSKt' corn crop is worth $SG.
302,545, according to figures compiled
by tho stato board of agriculture. The
yield is figured at 165,559,957 bushels
and tho acreage returned by tho as
sessors waB 6,630,078. Crop corres
pondents reported the yield and tin
averago prlco from tho various pre
cincts of the state.
Strango as it may seem, the high
est yield per aero was in the extreme
western part of tho state, Scottsbluff
county, 45 bushels. Tho nearest ap
proach to this yield was In tho other
extrcmo end, Douglas county, 43 bush
els. Tho county with the largest acre
Age and tho most bushels In the ag
gregate was Custer, 358,792 acres, at
18.3 bushels to the acre, or a total of
Railroads Did Good Business.
Nebraska railroads did a thriving
business for the fiscal year of 1914.
The reports Just filed with tho sta'e
railway commission show that tho
total of tho roads' Nebraska buslnesn
amounted to 153.834,767, as compared
to $52,545,584 for tho preceding year.
Operating expenses for tho samo
period advanced In excess of $800,000
over tho fiscal year of 1912. For the
last fiscal year they totaled $34,398.
183 and for tho fiscal yenr of 1913
reached tho mark of $33,595,763.
"Stop chewing gum In public," Is a
slogan that Is apt to be adopted at
tho state university. Speaking of tho
gum-chewing habit, one member of
tho faculty Bald that it was really
amazing how many students had that
Information has been recolved at
the stato veterinarian's office from a
practitioner at Wcoplng Water that
four horses died thoro a few days ago
from a disease similar to spinal men
ingitis. Tho veterinarian who treated
tho animals thinks tho malady is tho
same which carried off sevornl thou
sand animals In this stato In tho sum
mer of 1913, and caused great loss in
other western etatoB. Tho exact
character of the dlseaso then preva
lent has nevor been determined.
Veterinarians wero poworless to save
tho anlmala stricken with It.
A spcclaL winter term for fnrm boys,
beginning November 30 and' closing
March C, is being ofTored by tho Ne
braska school of agriculture at Curtis.
It is planned to offer full somestral
courses in all tho subjects given and
thus mako possible for tho farm boy,
who cant bo away from tho farm only
between harvesting and seeding, an
opportunity to do regular academic
work that ho may uso toward gradua
tion. Tho aim In tho winter term Is
to make tho work both practical and
sufficiently theoretical to meet the
needs of the credit given
ILLUSTRATING THE REAL JOY OF THE DAY
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Lord, we, thy children, small arid great
Beneath thy care, where'er It be,
The while thy grace we supplicate,
Give thanks to thee.
YES, yes, indeed! Wo would havo
had a perfectly lovely tlmo at
our houso on Thanksgiving If
it hadn't been for an accident
that happened at the din
aer table. At tho time 1 felt terri
bly misanthropic about it and
really had a very bad movay quart
dour for a minute, but I soon con
oled myself by recalling dear Rob
ert Burns' precious words, "Tho
best laid plans of mice and men gang
Wo only had a small dinner party.
Just the Bollvards and Wood's sister
and her husband and their little boy,
Harold. Did you ever meet Wood's
Bister? My dear, between you and I
remember this is strictly sotto voce
she is very ignorant and snobbish, and
such a talker! Wood himself ac
knowledges that she would surely ex
plode if Bho ever got tetanus, and over
since she went abroad she holds her
head as high as Mnrlo Antoinette go
ing to tho Moulin Rougo and talks
nothing but Paris a perfect parrl'cldo,
I call her!
And Ignorant! Why, do you know,
she brought mo back a llttlo statu
esque of Venus from Italy and apolo
gized for its broken arms, by telling
me It was that way the diagonal was
found! Ha, ha, ha! I could scarcely
retain my specific gravity, I was so
i amused. She didn't know that Mickey
Angelo had carved It that way on
purpose to make It look old and de
bilitated because the Romans dearly
loved antiquo things. I don't blame
them either, I do myself, don't you?
I have a colonial monogamy antima
cassar 600 years old with all the
knobs broken off.
I had a high noon dinner at one
( o'clock "when Jocund day stands
tipsy on tho misty
rou know, as dear
old Will would
lay. It was a
strict New Eng
land dinner, of
course, in honor
of the day and
I am an F. F. V.,
myself and before
it was served wo
each agreed to tell
tho one thing we
wero most thankful for.
Wood was first. Ho said wordB
couldn't express his gratefultude be
causo ho didn't havo to pay an in
come tax. Poor Wood! Ho staid up
all tho night boforo, figuring out what
ho would havo to pay at tho source.
Ho was terribly puzzled at first and
wanted mo to help him, but I was too
busy assisting Nora to mako tho
Ho didn't know whether to multiply
tho least common multiple by tho
fourth dimension and add 1 per cent
of tho remainder, or extrlcato tho
cuberoot of tho not proceeds and
square tho result. Ono thing, ho said,
was certain. Ho'd just like to got
Bquaro onco with tho Democrats! My,
but ho was tickled when ho camo up
Btalrs tho next morning to toll mo lio
had escaped after nil, but, ho Bald, it
was a very closo shave.
I don't know whother to tell I was
thankful becauso I had been elected
president of my suffrage club, or be
cause I had such a wonderful child as
Gwendolyn, but I finally decided to in
timate Cordelia, tho mother of the
Gratchy, and display my Jewel child.
Besides, I am far too modest to boast
So ! had Gwendolyn rend a compo
sition on "The First Thanksgiving," In
which sho told all about the hard
ships of tho poor Pilgrims who came
over in the Maybell with Lord l!ultl
moro to Plymouth, and how they sat
down to their first Thanksgiving din
ner of hominy and codfish balls, and
gavo thanks bpenuso they hadn't been
scalped or burned as u Itches.
Then Wood had her bind every stato
in tho Union and tell what time it is
in the Scandalous peninsula when it
in six o'clock hero. Then she showed
all of her beautiful sketches and
played several duets on tho piano. Sho
Is Mr. Boguslatchkey's favorite pupil,
and ho often tells me that she will be
a perfect tyro when sho grows up.
JuBt then, the "tocsin of the soul, the
dinner boll," rang and wo had to
ovado tho rest of tho program. I was
glad, too, because tho Bollvards looked
awfully bored when Wood's slstei
asked Harold to recite my, my, how
she does love to show him oft!
We had a lovoly meal. Nora cor
talnly Is a fine cook, even if she is
Irish. I had her mix the mincemeat
with strong tea and cane pepper In
stead of wicked things like cider and
brandy, and tho pies were delicious.
Everything was. Nora hasn't quit
talking about her fine cooking that
day yet. That's ono trouble with tho
Irish, they are so boastful! I firmly
believe it Is tho reason that Julius
Caesar, when he conquered Ireland,
christened it "Erln-go-Brag," don't
Beg pardon? Well, tho dinner had
passed off beautifully. Wood had kept
tho table in a roar you know what a
delightful bon mot ho Is! and had
carved the turkoy Just like a surgeon.
But first I must tell you about Harold.
Tho little wretch, instead of peeling
his banana into strips and laying them
carefully on the table like Gwendolyn,
turned his skin back and, after eating
the fruit out of it in two bites, threw
It under the table. He Bald afterwards
it slipped off his plate. At any rate It
fell right at Wood's foot.
Poor Wood! He had on some new
shoes without any heelshe didn't
want to buy them in the first place,
but I begged him to, because I love
him to be tho observed of all observ
ers and have a moldy form, as my be
loved Shakespeare would say and he
wasn't used to them, so that when he
got up to leave the table he slipped
on the peel.
Ours is an extension table with ball
gearing rollers, and when he grasped
tho edge of it to save himself from
falling, alas, alas, it parted In the
middle and all tho combustibles of the
dinner were participated onto the
floor and Wood fell backwards on top
of his chair with tho most violent em
phasis. Poor boy! Ho had been telling a
baseball story and had been using such
shocking paraphrases bb "Jammed the
cushion," "swatted the sphere," "clat
tored across tho pan" and "dented tho
platter." Don't you think it was a
dreadful coincidence that Just as ho
said "platter," down went tho turkey?
Oh, dear! I Just can't help but feel
somoway that perhaps tho whole thing
was a nomosts on him for using such
dreadful, undcfllod slang.
Well, ho paid dearly for it, poor
fellow! I'm afraid it will bo weeks
beforo his solar system will be entire
ly renovated. When wo disinterred
him that day wo found that his paral
lax was dreadfully bruised, and that
ho had a severo attack of nostalgia
I declnro I thought his ' dear noso
would never, never stop bleeding!
Yes, wo all partook of Homo injury
Mrs. Bollvard hasn't spoken to mo
slnco becauso her new scrnpode-shln
skirt was ruined; that is. all but Har
old and his mother. It seems liko tho
very ironinc; of fato that they wero
tho only ours present who escaped
from damage, don't you think so?
Real Cause for Thanksgiving.
On overy sldo thoro is causo for
thanksgiving. Wo aro at peaco with
all, oven our enemies, if thoro bo such.
Our past achievements stlmulato to
further efforts, and our present diffi
culties breed frech determination to
MET HER HUSBAND
AS A HOUSEBREAKER
Mrs. Mortimer Choked Intruder
and Then He Set Fire
to the House.
Now York. Mrs. Phoubo Mortlmct
of 68 Crystal street, East Nuw York,
was awakened early In tho morning
when sho henrd boiiio ono trying to
enter a window. Sho thought It was
a burglar, and, ns her husband had
disappeared several days before, she
decided to tacklo tho Intruder horsulf
in order to protect her three children.
Sho caught tho man by tho throat in
tho darkness after ho had climbed
Choked Him Until He Ceased to
through tho window, knocked hlra
down, and choked him until ho ceased
to struggle Then she lighted an oil
lamp, and saw that tho man on tho
floor was her husband.
As Boon as lie had recovered his
breath' ho got to his feet, berated his
wlfo vigorously, and throw nu oil lamp
at her. It missed nor, but broko
ngalnst tho wall, setting tho room on
fire. Mrs. Mortimer ran to her chil
dren and carried them out of tho
house. Neighbors, seeing tho flames,
turned in an alarm, and tho depart
ment put out tho firo.
In tho crowd watching tho fire fight
ers Mrs. Mortimer saw her huBband,
solzed him, and turned him over to tho
police. He was held' for further ex
amination by Magistrate Dodd in the
Now Jersey avenuo court.
BAD BEAR HUGS HOUSEWIFE
Animal Entered Home, Uninvited, and
Mussed Things Up In
Chicago. Charging thnt a hungry,
affectionate. bear wandered into her
homo, ato everything edible in sight,
cuddled her until she was breathless
and then tossed the kitchen sink Into
the very soul of a baby grand piano,
Mrs. Henrlotta Singer of Chicago has
brought action for damages against
tho owners of a theater. Tho bear,
which was part of an animal show,
walked out of tho stage door when
waiting for his turn to appear profes
sionally, and, according to Mrs. Sing
er, must have hustled right for her
She declared that sho heard some
one fumbling at the door in an uncer
tain sort of way. Knowing that it
could not he her husband, sho ran to
a window to seo who was knocking.
The bear pushed In the door, took
charge of tho house and began to mix
things up. When Bho Interfered, the
bear hugged her, smashed the furni
ture and escaped.
"JOKE" DISFIGURES A BOY
Woman 8hoots Him "for Fun" and Be
comes III, From Shock at
Netcong, N. J. "Hands up!" said
Mrs. Clemens Oxander in tho way ol
frightening Archie McMlckle, tho milk
boy, when ho appeared at her back
door. His hands went up when he
saw a rlflo poked through tho door,
but that didn't stop Mrs. Oxander
Ifrot.' shooting. McMIcklo received a
j cliai-go of shot In tho face. Dr. Clar-
enco t'lumo oi rseicong removeu me
shot from tho youth's face. Ho will
bo disfigured for life.
Mrs. Oxander explained that she
put tho gun through tho door for a
Joko and didn't know it was loaded I
Sho is ill from shock.
TRAPPED ON TRESTLE; SAVED
Man Falls Fifty Feet to River After
Two Trains Pass Above
Aurora, III. Trapped on tho Burl
ington railroad bridge, which spans
Fox river hero 50 foot in tho air, when
two freight trains camo upon the
structure from opposlto directions,
Edward Dehlln gresped tho end of a
Ulo and hung suspended over tho wa
iter whllo the trains thundered over
Jills head. He became exhausted Jusl
tas tho last car passed and fell Into
'the river. He was rescued by fisher
mon and taken to St. Charles hos-
"Society" Burglar of New York
Confesses to An Amazing
EVEN DECEIVES WIFE
Herbert Eaton, Posing as Model BusN
ness Man, Performs Daring Crim
inal Acts In Gotham Dance
Now York. Herbert Eaton. New
York city's daring "society" burglar
and thief, who was recently mortally
Hhot by n detoctlvo while attempting
to escape from tho sleuth, hnB con
fessed to having stolen last year gems
worth $15,000 from Miss Mario H.
Kohn, dnughtor of a Paris banker.
Eaton, a dapper, stylish, socially In
teresting young man, posed as n
model family man. Ho lived quietly
with his wlfo and baby In a stylish
apartment. Seldom did this Jekylt
and Hyde being go out a night.
Burglar Deceives Wife.
HIb devoted wlfo know nothing of
tho criminal sldo of her husband.
Enton, however, not tnklng his wlfo
Into his financial confidence, spent
much moro than his salary as secre
tary. Ocnslonnlly, ho would mix In
tho gay throngs at tho expensive
hotels, where his ncqualntanco was
wide, now posing ns WIlllaniB, now
ns Eaton, and nt other times as
Brown. Eaton did not pntronlzo tho
dancing places frequented by tho gay
CBt of the gay. Ho choso for his
tango-tea appearances resorts fre
quented almost wholly by persons of
acknowledged social standing and un
questioned wealth. Ho cared nothing
for meeting beautiful women of slen
der finances; ho cared only to dance,
attendnnco upon matrons possessing
JewolB of great valuo. To such wom
en, tho "socloty" burglar mado him
Belf agreeable. Ho danced well, talked
well, appeared well, and Hod well.
Eaton Meets a Victim.
It was at tho exclusive Hotel Astor
that Eaton met MrB. Gcttrudo Plko, a
Now York woman of wealth and posi
tion. Ho tangoed with her under the
namo of Williams, chatted with her,
took teas with her, making himself nn
entertaining companion. Mrs. Plko,
Fired on the Fleeing Man and Brought
introduced to him In good faith by an
old friend, a woman, gladly accepted
Eaton's proffered escort home after a
tango-tea at the Hotel Astor. During
the trip to Mrs. Piko's homo, her hand
bag dropped, scattering its contents.
Eaton picked up tho things, falling,
however, to put into a bag a .key to
Mrs. Piko'B apartment Tho next aft
ernoon tho npartment of Mrs. Piko
was robbed of monoy and valuablo
lowels. Sho reported to tl.o police.
Eaton Falls Into a Trp.
In a few days Mrs. Plko recolved
a letter from WllllamB stating her
Jewels would bo returned to her upon
payment of $500. Tho letter was
turned over to tho police. A trap
was laid, and Williams nppeared at
tho appointed tlmo, according to his
own arrangement, to get tho monoy
from Mrs. Plko. At a given signal,
detectives pounced on Eaton nnd took
him to a station houso. Thero tho
captain ordered him removed to Jail,
nnd, as ho was being taken out of tho
station houso tho thief mado a break.
Detectives fired on tho fleeing man
and brought him down.
Wanted Sudden Riches.
It nppears Eaton is a Welshman,
who camo to tho United States to cot
rich. He didn't get rich very fast,
but ho wroto homo glowing letters ol
hia "prosperity." To his dovctcd wife
ho gavo somo of tho costly gems ho ,
stole, snylng they wero Klvon him bv
his admiring friend, "Colonel Carte: !
of Cartcrvillo." Othor stolen Jewell
ho gave his wlfo ho said ho had
bought out of tho profits ho mado lc
dealing In stocks. Papers wore found
In his npartment showing tho mar
had had extonslvo, losing transaction!
in stocks. Ho nlBO gambled to a con
Bldorablo extent. Successfully, how
evor, ho concealed his double !lf
from his wifo and from her sister.
2 2 61 Oravols
Ave., St. Louts,
'For over two
years I was
catarrh of tho
I heard of Dr.
H a rtmin'i
book, The Ills
rf Life.' I read
It and wrote to
the doctor, who answered my lettei
promptly. I began taking treatment
a soon as possible. Tongue cannot
express how I suffered. I feel grate
ful for what tho doctor has done
for me, nnd would not do without
Peruna. I now enjoy as good health
as ever. I find It has Improved my
health so much that I will recommemf
It to any ono cheerfully."
PROPER CREDIT FOR GRANDPA
Happy Father Wanted Generous Con
tribution Entered Under the
When Mr. Otis returned from the
ofllco ono afternoon, ho was mot at the
door by his wlfo, who crlod, excitedly:
"Oh, Hcrbort.lovo, I received a love
ly letter from father today."
"Yes, my dear?" quorlod ho.
"Yes, dearest," ropoated Mrs. Otis,
enthusiastically, "ho congratulate
ub on tho birth of our baby."
"Thut's good," was tho roply.
"Yes," went on Mrs. Otis, "and hs
says it will cost us moro to live now
that babtcs aro expensive."
"I supposo thnt is truo, dear," as
sented tho hubsand.
"And, Herbert, Just think!" said the
wlfo, Joyfully, "father has sent us a
check for 91,000. Isn't thnt Just lovoly
"I should say it was!" said Otis. "I'll
sit right down, dear, and thank hint
for his generaUB contribution to the
Fresh Holr fund."
8UFFERED FOR FOUR YEARS.
Mr. J. M. Sinclair of OltvehllL
Tcnn., writes: "I strained my back,
which weakened my kidneya and
caused an awful bad backache and
the bladder. La
tor I became so
much worse that
I consulted a
doctor, who said
that I had- Dia
betes and that
my heart was at
Mr. J. H. Sinclair. ,0.ct,od- ' ,u0op
' ed for four yean
and was In a nervous state and very
much depressed. Tho doctor's medi
cine didn't help mo, so I decided to
try Dodds Kidney Pills, and I cannot
say enough to express my rellof,and
thankfulness, as thoy cured mo. Dia
mond Dinner Plllo cured mo of Con
stipation." Dodds Kidney Pills, 60c. per box at
your dealer or Dodds Medicine Co.,
Buffalo, N. Y. Write for Household
Hints, also music of National Anthem
(English and German words) and rec
ipes for dainty dishes. All 3 sent Ire.
A General Collapse. ,
"I hear poor Mrs. Smith was com
pletely broken up whon aha tried to
sing at tho copcert"
"So sho was, poor thing! Her vole
broko, her face fell, and she went all
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle) ol
CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy tot
Infants and children, and see that II
In Uso For Over 30 YnVra.
Children Cry for Fletchera Castoris
"Gossip has no business methods."
"What do you mean?"
"People retail It by wholesale."
youn own DRcanisT vmx tew, too
Trr Merino Kro lU-nxxjj for lla, Weak. Wiuit
Urn nd Urannlalrd Kj.'lldii No HorUn
iuM Bra Comfort, writs lor lioon of tba ifra
by mall free. Murine K;s Uouady Oo- Cbleso.
Wlfo James, you aro going out
without your mufller.
Autolst I cut It out.
Prompt Relief Permanent Cur
LIVER PILLS never
fail. Purely vegeta
ble act surel
but gently on
0 inner dis
improve the complexion, brighten the eyes,
SMALL FILL, SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRICE.
Genuihe must bear Signature
A tolltt pMprtlon or nirlL
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