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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA. OHUflT
SAM HOUSTON TWICE MARRIED
His First Venture Unfortunate, but
His Second Hnd" Good Effect
on Hln Life.
Lone uflcr firn. Sum Ilntixton's
ilcntli, (ha mystery of IiIh M'pnratloit
from Ills lint wlfo was soIumI liy
niciini of some private letters which
roll Into the linluls of his heirs. Ills
first wife, Kllzu Allen, u Nashville
bolle1, before she met Houston luttl heen
mgaged to n Tenne.sseeim named llnug
Inns. Houston wns governor of Ten
nessee when he ell In love with Mlxn
Mien. Her ninhltlous parents caused
her td hrenlc with Douglass nnil accept
the famous young governor. Still lov
ing Douglas, she wi;m man led to
Houston. Three months later Houston
!ud discovered, somehow, that hit
adoration was lavished on a woman
iho had heen sold to him hy her par
puts and who cared for another man.
Houston, heartbroken, hehnved in he
roic fashion. He gave up everything,
left his home and high olllce, took him-
elf wholly out of his wife's life, nnri
bore without contradiction thevllo ru
niorB that were circulated ahout him.
Mrs. Houston, after her husband had
wrecked his career for her fuik,e, oh
lnlncil a divorce on the ground of, aban
donment and was married to,'DouKlass,
After leaving his wife, Houston re
jlgucd the governorship and went
jinotiR the Indians. Three years later
lie threw his lot with the Toxuns. Un
ier his leadership the Mexicans were
defeated and Texas was established as
i rcpuhllc. Houston was not content;
he caused the annexation of Texas to
the United States. In April, 18IS0, his
ivtfe having obtained u divorce, he
mitrrled Margaret Moffette of Ala
iiiiini, who exercised an ennobling and
restraining force oer him.
HE SILENCED THE TEMPTER
Threat Must Have Cost the Former
Mlcer Suffering, but He Rose
to tho Occasion.
"If you find your-rtf getting close
fisted," remarked a Pennsylvania con
gressman, "It Is time to begin to emu
late tho example of a wealthy old
farmer In my state. He was noted for
years as an old nib or, but was con
verted during protracted meeting.
Shortly afterward a poor man who had
been burned out and bad nothing for
Ids family to eat, came to him for help.
The farmer thought he would liu liberal
and give the man a ham from his
smokehouse. On his way to get It the
tempter whispered to him :
-'(live him the smallest one you
"He bad n struggle with himself ns
to whether he should give blm n large
or a sninll ham, but finally he took
down the largest one he could tlnd.
" 'You are u fool, the tempter whis
pered to him.
" 'If you don't keep your darned mouth
jhut,' the farmer bnnrled at blm, 'I
will give blm every bam I have In the
jmokehouse.' "National Republican.
Waited Long to Hear Opera.
While the opera "Lohengrin" wns
produced In 11 cities during the tlrst
olne years, Its composer, Wagner, did
not see It In this time, (iuerber's
'Stories of the Wagner Opera," says:
"When the opera was first played
to an audience composed of musical
ind literary people from all parts of
Europe, whom Liszt had Invited to be
present, It produced a powerful Im
pression. From the memorable night
of Its tlrst performance dates the sue
:ess of the Wagner movement In Oer
jiany. During the next nine years
Ibis opera was given In 14 cities, and
IVagncr, who was then n political ex
ile, is reiorted to have sadly remarked.
1 shall soon be the only fiormnn who
aus not heard Lohengrin.'"
It was In ISfll, 11 yenrs after Its
Jrst performance, that Wagner finally
fceard It for the tlrst time In Vienna.
A double-bladed dagger Is used by
African natives In the marshes of the
Zambesi and other localities In killing
crocodiles. The native approaches the
animal, and when the latter opens his
Jaws to selzo him, he springs forward,
thrusts his arm and the knife far Into
the yawning mouth, holding It there a
moment, one end pointing up to the
train, the other to the tongue be
neatb, says Adventure Magazine.
Aa the jaws close he'ls uble to pull
back bis arm, the mouth being pried
open, and throw himself to one side.
At each effort to closo Its Jaws It
drives tho sharp point of tho upper
knife further Into tho bruin, until it
dies lu Its struggles.
The Margin of Safety
I represented by the amount of
insurance you carry.
Don't lull yourself into a fancied
Because lire lias never touched you
it doesn't follow that you're Itninuno
Tomorrow -no today, if you have
time aud you better llud timo -como
to the ofllue and we'll write
n policy on your bouse, furniture,
store or merchandise.
LATER MAY HE TOO LAT&-
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Can you pronounce r.ie word 'ste-
Tho main reason for the high cost
of living Is that everything costs so
i I) tors don't proscribe rest ana
change except for thoso who havo the
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im B'rv'T-vr. n t.VIJ.l
1 have never ye: shot a saxophone
player but this doesn't mean that 1
Auto drivers Bhould bear In mind
that they can't blow danger away Kth
- Everybody ought to study human
nature but X-ray clothing gives too
intlmato a view.
When you see a garden full of
weeds It Is a sign that tho owner plays
golf for "exercise."
Somo folks have a mouth like a
Gladstone bag. When it la open It
shows all they have.
"I HEAR YO' CALLIN' MS"
It Is Estimated that 100,000 Negroes Have Left the Farm Districts of the
South for Industrial Plants In the North
Journal of tho American linn ors Association.
Doctors say onions will kill disease
i germs. Hut how are you going to per
1 stiade tho brutes to cat them?
ET OF WHY SOME
CREDIT, BUT OTHERS CAN'T
Various Meanings of Credit The Way Character Begets
Confidence and Opens the Way to Trust Thrift
and Honesty the Basis of Banking.
When a woman llxcs up a picnic
dinner tho main thing she thinks of is
'to have plenty of potato salad.
The secret of why some men can readily obtain credit,
while others are unable to borrow a cent, is disclosed in the
present article prepared by the Committee on Public Education
of tho American Bankers Association. It tells an interesting
story of how a man of forty, of good reputation and fair suc
cess, was nonplussed by his inability to borrow and had to pass
up a good opportunity.
Banks aro said to deal in credit.
Tlio word "credit" has various mean
ings. When you deposit money, your
account receives "credit" for that
amount When a man borrows money
on bis note nt the bank, ho is granted
"credlL" When a railroad, a manij
facturlng concern, n town, or a gov
ernment, Issues bonds, it uses M(s
"credit." When anyono buys goods
without paying cash, af'tho'tlmo of
purchneo, "cfjidjt" "is granted. With
out crodlt, ourrF1presont day business
system could not exlst r r "
Credit .iii posslbl.o only whoro peo
plo havo confldoiico in each other,
and confldenco can exist only where,
good character exists. Every siwcess-
tul business man looks upon his credit
standing ns a most valuablo asset,
and bo maintains It by squaro dealing.
To got credit a mnn must pay his
dobts, or it soon becomes known ho is
not of good character and not worthy
of contldenco. Thoso from whom ho
would buy refuso to trust him and tlio
banks docllno to grant him credit.
Thon come business failure and a long
uphill fight to get on ills feot again
and live down tho past.
Moro Than Honesty Needed
Honesty Is not tho only factor In
volved in crodlt. For instanco, Mr.
Jones, a man of forty, of excellent
morals, who has enjoyed a fair In
come for many years, seos an oppor
tunity to purchase a business. He
requlroB financial assistance. Ho calls
on a banker and asks for the neces
sary credit. Tho banker asks the na
turo of tho business, what it will cost,
and what Mr. Jones can command it
ready raonoy, or other resources, but
learns that bo has no money or prop
erty of his own.
It la clear that Mr. Jones lacks
ability to manage bis affairs wisely.
Ho baa not had onough strength of
character to savo monoyby adapting
expenses to Income, and thereforo has
not proved that ho could make finan
cial progress. Moreover, it men do
not Invoet somo of their own money
In tho business they usually lack In
centive and becomo easily discour
aged. It would bo unwiso for anyono
to assuino such a financial risk, and
Mr, Jones probably would fall to get
credit from tho bank. Ho must give
up bis opportunity to somo ono else
who has saved money.
Banks aro public servants, but that
docs not obllgato them to servo thoso
who are unfair In business or lack
ing in the great principles underly
ing buccoss. To bo known ns a care
ful and thrifty person is tho best
assurance that the bank will extend
financial help when needed.
$S0 from tho bank, and paying It off
out of savings.
When to Shun Debt
Thero aro circumstances, however,
under which ono should never borrow
money. Never incur a debt In a spec
ulative venture. OF THE PEiQPLE
WHO SPECULATE, NINETY-FIVE
PEIt CE'iT,LOlSIi;'No'lthor, $Hould
debts ho jncurroiTta pufcmisQ pleasure-giving
possessions. , Such,, debts
are millstones nround tho necks of
This Is tho glad season of tho year
when cliy folks take a great Interest
In their friends In the country.
Uig wages for city labor won't do
much good if funning Is so uiiproflit
abk' that there won't be enough to eat.
A woman excused her self to me
for cussing the other day by saying
that she always says what sho thinks
You can't buy an egg stain on your
shirt in New York for what a Ne
braska farmer gets for a whole dozen
Except In Illinois tho view from a
car window indlcatos that most farm
ers planted little yaller corn this
fA "Harvard girl started to put on
tier first pair of knlckbrbockers tho
other day 'and tried to pull thorn on
over her head.
'' nV wonder busses are pdtting street
'p'AVh nut nf huninnnn Thn fiilrttn an.
ProgrdsslVo banks adhero to the idles rlKht of wnv and road w f
samo standards they exact of their I of chargo to busses.
patrons. Their business methods
must bo boyond reproach. They ex
1 Conservationists aro invited to take
elude business of doubtful reputation I notice that tho samo brand of pro
nnu navo no part in tho feverish . rnnitv ran hn nn,i f- l.ntw ..,ia
strugglo for .sudden wealth. Well
mannged batiks aro regarded with,
groat respect, and hold a placo of
ever Increas.ng Importance.
and dirty spark nines.
""T'ho country 13 full of hospitals,
health foods, and health advice. And
- ', , . . i iiutiiiu luuiin, unu ueuun auvice. Ana
Somo thoughtless persons crltlclzo , i.H ,,nnti novor ,n,i . au .,..
banks for not making loans more.health as thoy have now
freely but It must bo remembered
tllll!!:rlraLlLL "CAVe A capable farm wife can get up a
and It Is thereforo tlio trusteo of
money belonging to otherB. It must
Bafeguard Its depositors' funds and
an inn (ml tlinm n . K ... .. .i..
Z T- : "V"r: Whon thero I. an over production
v... ,,.u.,, .ft.,, uuuu UQUiUUU i - , It l 1... , I i r...
crcdl J production of coal is given aa a reasQn
tor nigh prices. Why tho difference?
hotter meal and put it on tho table
In less time than three cooks and six
waiters on a dining car.
THE MORTALITY OF
The Savings Banks Association ol
Massachusetts has Issued a tabulation
made by a mutual savings bank In an
averago Now England town showing
that, of tho accounts oponed during a
six months period, 85 to 90 per cent
were open at tho end of tho period.
At tho end of the next six months
about 70 per cent were open. At tho
end of ono year about GO per cent
were open; at tho end of 18 months
about 65 per cent; at tho end of three
years about CO per cent; and thon tho
ilgure rathor steadily declined by 2 to
3 por cent of tho original number
each year. At tho end of ton years
about 25 per cent of tho accounts wero
still open. After that tho changes wore
very small, mostly on account of death.
An Omaha boy who thought ho
could rob a man and get away with
it will be a lot older than ho is now
before bo gets away.
If September Morn would appear at
some of the bathing beaches she
would be laughed at for being over-
Federal Reserve Copied
, Peru Is tho first country in Latin
America to reorganize its banking
system according to Federal Itesorvo
principles by tho enactment of the
Federal Itesorvo Act of Peru to de
velop tho country's resources alone
Many people tiiini: mat ono Bhould modern lines of financing. Peru's now
shun debt like tho measles. They banklpg system is modeled after tha
fall to distinguish botweon wiso and United States Federal Itesorvo, with
Tho proper placo for an auto horn
button is on tho back end of the
car. Then tho driver would have to
stop every timo ho blows It.
Ono trouble with us Is that instead
of making Americans of immigrants
wo have, apparently, invited them to
show us how to run tho country.
Another reason for radicalism is
those million dollar summer camps
in tho east. Imagine, if you can, a
slmplo little country homo of GO to 75
rooms that is only used a few weekB
in tho year.
umviau debt. It Is wiso to uso crodlt,
that is, go Into debt, to buy a hiic,
Such debt encourages thrift. A stu
dent may wisely borrow money neod
cd to completo his education. It is
an Investment that should pay divi
dends In grenter success. Another
modifications such as tho hanklr.i
conditions and general flimiiual sit
uation thero reo.uIro. It provldos for
tho creation of a Fedoral Itesorvo
Bank in Peru. Tho directorato of this
bank la to bo composed of nlno mem
bers, threo of whom aro to bo deslg
This column of junk will soon be
on salo by all branches of tho Western
Newspaper Union. If other atntes
treat me ns well as Nobraska has I'll
get my old Dodge repainted and buy
Tho Boss a now hat.
Tho best selling book at this season
of tho year Is tho Ico book.
IT2 f TO
JLj J S
Why Pay Excessive Rates
The Great Northern Steamship Company
Announces that Arrangements are Now
Being Made for Monthly
$ 1 1 0 Round Trips to Europe
One Way 965
London, Liverpool, LoHavro
One Way $75
Chriltlanla, Stockholm, Hclslngfors
Danzig, Riga, Copenhagen -
THE ABOVE PRICES WILL INCLUDE RAILROAD FARES TO .
POINTS AS FAR NORTH AS STOCKHOLM
The Company plans to carry approximately two thousaud passpugcrs
monthly. Make your plans now for a trip during the coming season;
A round trip, with all expenses on
shipboard included, at no more ex
pense than a vacarion right here at
home! To meet the ever increasing
demand in this country for an in
expensive and a,t the same time
thoroughly comfortable and enjoy
able trans-Atlantic voyage, is the
prime object of the Great Northern
Steamship Company. Organized
by progressive business men who
realize the exceptional opportunity
offered for inexpensive travel in
Europe, the Company will cater to
the thousands of intelligent persons
who wish to visit the battlefields oi
France, the Shakespeare country,
Scandinavia, the Laud of the Mid
night Sun, etc. A chance of a life
time! So it would seem; but it is
more than that. The company will
build for a permanent business,
planning on setting a new standard
of high-class ocean travel on a one
class basis. That this can be done
at a fair margin of profit has al
ready been piovcd and is fuithcr
outlined in our prospectus. You'll
find it extremely interesting.
WE WILL ALSO SHOW YOU HOW YOU MAY
BECOME A PART-OWNER IN THE MOST TALKED
OF ENTERPRISE IN YEARS
Wo havo an opening for an energetic representative in your locality. This
is an excellent opportunity for a person of character to build up a
permanent business both for himself and tho Great Northern.
J2T" Cut out and mail with your name and address "'CC
Edmunds Dldg., Suite 54
I am interested in securing full in
formation regarding a trip to:
(Mark a cross) One way Round trip
Russia '. ...
Name . :.-. y.--'-'-
Street or R. f.' d 1 '-'-
City or town
United States Service, Inc.
Head Office, Edmunds Bldg.
( Check )
Enclose find P. O. Order for
( Draft )
as payment in j P I for
units of the shares of The Great
Northern Steamship Company. Inc.
Price per unit $50.00. '
(Four Preferred and two Common
Shares to each unit.)
Have Certificate and Receipt 'issued
in the name of: ' i
Street or R.f.d
City or town
The above price quoted for immedi
ate acceptance only.
When buying on installments 25 per
cent of purchase price must accom
pany order, balance may be made in
ten monthly paymentc.
WE HAVE WEIR CITY
I The Malone-Gellatly Co.
Sentimentalists will jump onto mo
for saying it, but most children aro
spoiled by their mothers.
wlbo uso of credit is borrowing . iiated by the Government and tho
to buy good bonds, such as Llborty other six aro to bo oloctod by the
Bonds, paying $20 down, borrowing manibor banks.
It ma- bn all rh! t frr men to ronr
Qorsets but 1 hopo they won't take up
princess Hllps, Imagine Hank Leg
gott and Aso Wood diked out In such
According to popular belief 1 am
entitled to smoko dollar cigars but
l am plpo educated and savo money
thereby. Most of ua need plpo educa
tion in other, respects.
I 4:;atSji3r r. It i ,m ' iiiiniiiii'iiLiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiia ( 1
i I ASTOUNDING IN IT5 (A Million Dollar Investment Returning aHundrdl
AST0UNDIN6 IN IT5 (A Million Dollar Investment Returning aHtindrd
I M M EN51T Y jegms on the Uoiiar in pc ncnis every year:
incomparable in (An indication ol the progress ot (he 5tate'5 citizens
its wealth of ex- ifor the past year aqriculiuralfy Industrially and
clusive features (educationally.
NEBRASKA AT A measuring rod of the Slates
A GLANCE land possibilities
NEVER ON A BIGGER SCALE ffitfS
"z:. rr-r . i ri.-i in i
h ;eofa(e'3 expression or us wizens laema anu rurpozea.
l REDUCM) RAILROAD RATE5-FARE AND ONE THIRD ROUND TRIP. A