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Boiled Liver En Brochette.
Cat bacon ud slices ot Bw ftito
pieces of the tun feasts aad wldtix.
Ron a wooden skewer or stoat straw
through each piece of liver aad aiter
caiety througlt elk ot bacon. Pro
ceed in this way in lil each slice ot
bacon Is fastened to a slice ot liver,
sad each skewer is fulL Lay on a
broiler and broil orer a clear fire.
To clean white ribbons wash- them
tn gasoline and they will not turn yeJ-low.
Shows on Trains.
A company is being formed In
Paris tor the purpose ot providing the
ater cars for all the important ex
press trains on the continental lines.
These railroad theaters are to have
SO seats, a stage, and an orchestra ot
three pieces. Passengers will book
eats as they now encase tables in a
- Most Courageous Animals.
The common mc!e is probably the
bravest member ot the animal king
dom. It will attack creatures much
larger than itself and has never been
known to show the "white feather"
nnder any condition. In comparison
with the mole the lion is n sneak and
the User an arrant coward. New
Drink Scourge in Franc.
What the French call axohoisoe
has grown to be a dreadful scourge,
and a direful portent for the future
ot the people. In some parts ot
France the very medical men must
be consulted early in the day it they
are to he found sober. Church Qsar
The late Bishop T. TJ. Dudley ot
Kentucky declared that he was indebt
ed to a mountaineer ot that state for
the most nnsrammatical sentence he
ever heard. This is it: Them three
Miss Blake are three ot as pretty a
sal as I ever see." Youth's Cbopaa
Vesuvius Only 4.077 Feet High.
M easureocents taken ot Vesuvius by
the Geographical institute ot Florence
show that the mountain has lost 375
feet in height in consequence ot the
last volcanic eruption, Vesuvius used,
to be 4.432 feet higX it is now only
life ot money-getting is a life ot
From the first there is a fretful
anticipation ot loss in various ways to
depress and unsettle the mind. nay.
to haunt it. till a man finds he can
think ot nothing else. Cardinal Xew
World's Need for Lev.
The world delights la sunny people.
The old are hungering for love more
than for bread. The air ot Joy is very
cheap; and if you can help the poor
a with a garment cT praise, it will be
better for them than blankets. Henry
Of Course She Is.
The United States supreme court
has gravely decided that "woman is
in n class by herself." Isat it com
forting to have the highest Judicial au
thority confirm Just what all ot na
have always known? N. Y. Herald.
A man is undoubtedly great when
he can by remarking that time flies
cause people to telegraph his state
ment to all parts ot the country and
comment on it as an evidence ot his
No Perpetual Youth.
The secret of eternal youth would
make a multimillionaire of its lucky
possessor. But the precious recipe is
still unknown, and society vow
must keep their looks at the cost ot
time, much trouble and more money.
Extremes of Heat and Cold.
The greatest heat is never found on
the equator, but some ten degrees to
the north, while more severe cold has
been registered In northern Siberia
than has been found near the poie.
Wood Pulp Makes for Safety.
Wood pulp, sometimes a ratal cargo.
Is often used for the safety ot ships. A
layer ot cellulose is built into their
sheathing, and in the event ot a leak
tends to swell and so close tte hole.
"life is honey-sweet now," says the
Adams Enterprise, wKh all the peach
trees in blossom; but please remem
ber that doesnt mean peach-and-
aoney!" Atlanta Constitution.
USE TAR PAINT
To Daunt yvmr poaltrr sbed. It win prmat
lira. I'ioi a ?mr (esc aotta by paianiift-
Uwn vita tar paint De:ore aeccii- Uip Toor
saiBsta in tar pa2nt is ptrtrrw thm. Sold
la .Walks barrels for S3 PKH UHRKL.
Fold la VnUoi tan tor ti-iv tw east. Tarts
lb law than paint is iaoa eaortiY sad laMs
leaser- Dat la taa warid toroarragaxediraav
ukhj us . asru licit cs.
expert GLEANERS AND DYERS
AM Pmsers of Ladles'. GeaUewea's aaa
CkiMrea's Gaining, Vrila lor Price List
J.C. WOOD & CO.
1322 N ST.. LINCOLN. NEB.
GOOD AUTOS. CHEAP
On acroont of taainc in several ntacsisea
ebaD.weaa SKLI, THEH AT BARGAINS.
Vn for Us tf Week. LINCOLN AITO
ntOBJLE CO.. Uncam, Net.
IS MASTER HIST
WILFRED STEVENS FINDS
WORK A DIVERSION.
Translator in the Government Service
Speaks, Writes and Reads Many
Net a Col
Mr. Wilfred Stwwss. translator tn
the state deparuavau speafcs, loads
German, Modern Greek.
Ffertujr.Mse. S evils.
PwKinese taiuOects). sad
Reeds and translates:
Turkish. SitnwiC dialects.
lslmuMS American Indian dia
lects and is particularly interested in the,
Washington. Wilfred Stevens, ex
pert translator of the state depart
ment, is undoubtedly one ot the most
unique and interesting members of de
partmental life in Washington.
Possessed of a vast fund ot general
knowledge relative to the needs of his
department, be is devoting his life
especially to the mastering, not only
ot modern languages as they are
taught in the schools, but of many
strange tongues which few. it any
other Americans, have ever Sound it
possible to us. .
Born of American parents in the
Picturesque httie town ot Shakapee,
Minn, Mr. Stevens can claim the title
ot true American linguist. Not until
his genealogy reaches back to the
grandmother of his mother is there
found an ancestor who could have
transmitted to this remarkable son the
linguist power which is his by right of
possession, and not in any way by
heredity, as would naturally be ex
pected it Wilfred Stevens were an
Mr. Stevens smiled when he said:
"Yes. I translate the principal Euro
pean and oriental languages in my ca-
pacity here in the department, and
can speak, read and write with less
se Chinese (Cantonese and Pe
kinese dialects and the literary lan
guages). Japanese, modern Greek.
Hungarian. Dutch, Norwegian, Swed
ish.' Polish. Latin. Yiddish and Espe
ranto. "Xo, I am often taken for a Rus
sian, but I am not.
"I am just a Minnesota boy and
proud of it.
"No, I am not even a college man. I
started to go to a German school, but
was impatient of the progress made
there and left it for the high school.
"I started at 12 years of age tc
study German, and from that went
easily on to the study ot French, Span
ish and Italian. After that came
Portuguese and Russian, which lan
guages I speak, read and write with
practically the same facility as I do
""I also read and translate Arabic,
Persian, Turkish. Roumanian, Bohe
mian, Servian and other Slavonic dia
lects." Mr. Stevens entered the service of
the government as a clerk in the
printing office, where he did, at odd
times, any translating that was neces
sary. From this office he was trans
ferred to the war department, where
he remained five years. He has now
been in his present division for the
same length of time.
Mr. Stevens modestly asserts that
he "aims to learn all languages of
political importance,' having entered
the department master of six lan
guages, and now being able to use his
varied knowledge in the translating of
some 24 and more, if one counts the
innumerable dialects which appear in
connection with many of this number.
Mr. Stevens also says with a charm
ing simplicity that, while he can gen
erally translate the various Chinese
and Japanese dialects, he does not al
ways understand them very welL
I have been much interested in the
study of the Sioux Indian language,
and after I studied Japanese I found
the two very similar, which carries
out the theory held by many scientists
that the American Indian was original
ly an oriental. The Sioux is Tery rich
and complete. An army officer told
me an interesting tale of having taken
with him to one ot our western posts
a Japanese servant, adding that he
had found this Jap talking with
Sioux one day. both the Sioux and the
Jap being able to understand each
other with fair accuracy.'
V Wl pi
NEW NORWEGIAN MINISTER.
Ove Gude to Represent His Country
at Washington. " x
Washington. One of the most inter
esting foreigners who has come to the
TCnited States in recent years on an
official mission is Ore Gude, the new
Norwegian minister to this republic.
Mr. Gude, who is about 55 years of
age, is a son of the famous Norwe
gian painonr. Prof. Haas Gude, whose
landscape and marine masterpieces
caused the old Kaiser Wilhelm to in
vite him to take up his residence in
The newcomer in the official "for
eign colony" at Washington has had
an interesting career in the diplomatic
service. He was attache of the lega
tion of Sweden and Norway at Paris
in 1ST?; in 1ST9 was appointed secre-
Mr. Ove' Gude.
tary of the legation at Berlin. He
served as secretary of the legation in
London in 1S91 and was sent on a
special mission to China and Japan in
-1S9? and He was minister to
Spain and Portugal in 1900 and in 1902
was made minister to Denmark, where
he served until the union between
Norway and Sweden was broken in
ISO, when he entered the service of
his own country. Norway.
Minister Gude was a widower when
be went to Copenhagen. There he met
and married the daughter of the fam
ous Ttanish soldier; ' Gen. de StJern
holm. who was chief ot the Danish
general stnif in the- war between Den
mark and Germany in 1664. "Mme.
Gude. who is much younger than her
husband, is an accomplished violin
ist. Minister Gude has two daughters.
16 and 1? years old. by his first mar
riage, and these will soon join him
in Washington. , .
QUEEN HAS UNIQUE BUNGALOW.
Gothic Door of Alexandra's R
Is Half of a Rowboat. -
London. Queen Alexandra" has
unique bungalow. It is in Norfolk down
by the beach of Snettisham, a quaint
watering place of 15,000 people. The
bench, a favorite wita the queen, is
crowded in the summer season' with
holidaymakers, tourists and others.
The Gothic door or main entrance to
the bungalow is nothing else than a
rowboat cut in half. The outer walls
are of bright yellow cast stones
brought from the Snettisham pits and
Queen's Bungalow Built of Coastwise
the blocks are laid in the rough with
There are two main rooms, one fot
the queen and another for the attend
ants, and between them is a small
lobby which also gives access to the
office. Around the queen's apartment
runs a five-foot high dado of dark
stained vertical boards and above the
cemented walls are incrusted with
stones of various hues and mussel.
cockle and other shells from " the
Population of St- Petersburg.
According to statistics just issued
the male inhabitants of St. Petersburg
outnumber the female by 124.000. The
total population of the capital is now.
L454.704, showing an increase of 230,
100. or nearly 19 per cent, as com
pared with the census of 1900.
Linton Spent Much Money.
It has become known that the three.
attempts made by Sir Thomas Lipton
to capture the America's cup, the in-
trinsic value of which is about 1250,
have cost him $500,000 for yachts
WENT BACK TO 1849
VETERAN ENGINEER SAW MANY
The Late Asher Smith Was One of the
First Men Who Ran Lccomo- .
ttves in the United
There recently died In Kansas City,
Kail, a former railroad engineer, Ash
er Smith, at the
age of S3 years.
In 1849 Mr. Smith
began running an
engine on the
Mount Savage &
road in Maryland,
where he re
mained for three years. The engine
which he operated did not weigh more
than 20 tons, the track was construct
ed of iron rails and ties made of small
trees that had been cut to the de
sired, length and were not hewn, and
the fastest passenger trains were not
cwed to be run at a speed exceed
ing one mile in three minutes. From
Msrrlasi Mr. Smith went to Fort
Dearborn, which is now Chicago, and
was employed on the Chicago & Ga
lena road between Chicago and Elgin,
11L, which road is now a part of the
Northwestern system. Engineer
Smith did not long tarry in Illinois,
ict went to Milwaukee and ran an en
gine on the Milwaukee & Mississippi
road, which is also new a-part of
the Northwestern system. The rails
used there were made of hewed
planks, with an iron strip nailed on
for the wheels to tread on. and the
weight of the engines was limited to
ten tons. When an engine was built
in the shops at Milwaukee which ex
ceeded this limit about 500 pounds it
was held back for about six months
to allow the construction department
to build a heavier track. : The loco
motives used at that time were called
-John tull engines, because they
were patterned after the engines used
in England. They were wood burn
ing; and were often delayed on the
road during a trip because the fuel
supply had given out, and the crew
would have to stop the train long
enough to go into the timber and chop
enough to take the train on to the next
fuel station. It was in 1861 that Mr.
Smith left Milwaukee on account of
ill-health and settled In Kansa,
where he ran a sawmill. By IS 78 Mr.
Smith had regained his health and
resumed railroading once more as
an engineer on the Santa Fe road at
Emporia, where he remained until
1S93. and then retired to a farm.
When he took a place as engineer on
the Santa Fe road the wages were $60
a month for an engineer, $50 a month
for a conductor, and $30 a month for
brakemen and firemen. The present
scale is more than three times that
amount. The trains on the. Santa Fe
were equipped with speed recorders
which were called "Dutch clocks," - A
paper tape was placed on the clock
at the beginning of each trip and the
speed of the train over the entire di
vision was shown by an automatic
recorder, which worked similar to the
telegraph tape, or to the speed re
cording tapes of the present day.
The speed of the freight trains was
limited to 15 miles an hour and the
passenger trains to 25 miles an hour.
Oxen as Railroad Builders.
The ox as a beast of labor has
about had his day with the Amer
ican farmer. ' He is raised by whole
sale, killed by wholesale, and then
distributed throughout the world as
beef, but he doesnt have to work.
TJp in eastern Canada, however, he
does a big stunt of work before he
is eaten. In Nova Scotia, especially,
oxen are still used for all sorts of
They plow the fields, haul the hay
nd apples and potatoes and cart in
the firewood from the forest. They
are slow, it is true, but there is time
and to spare in those parts. - -
Of late the ox has been helping to
build the railroads in Nova Scotia.
He Is found to be very useful in grad
ing the roadbed, which calls, for a lot
of short-haul work. - The oxen -ace
yoked in pairs and as many pairs can
be used tandem as are necessary to
any given job. They are patient ami
untiring.' " fc
Over the last state of the Nova
Scotia ox it were better to draw the
veil. When his working days " - are
about over he is fattened and then
slaughtered. Furthermore, he is eat
en, and if those who have made him
work through his long and busy life
have the eating of him, he is wen re
venged. Chinese Objection to Railroads.
An Americanized Chinaman, Chin
Gee Hee. is the projector, president
and engineer4n-chief of a railroad
which has recently been opened in the
Hongkong hinterland. Of the six
locomotives used, four were purchased
In the United States, the others com
ing from Germany. The president says
his chief difficulty in building the road
was In overcoming the obstinacy of
the natives, who apposed the work on
the ground that the smoke from the
locomotives would ruin their- crops.
Dog Advance Agent of Train.
A traveler waited at a certain Eng
lish provincial town in vain for the
much ewer-due train on the branch
ame. Again he approached the soli
tary sleepy looking porter and in
quired for the twentieth time, "Isn't
that train coming soon? At that
moment a dog came trotting up the
line, and a glad smile illuminated the
official's face. "Ah, yes, sir," replied
Uw porter. "It'll be getting near novs.
Here rnrnjp the enfane-driver s doe."
EMPLOYES HAVE NO LIABILITY.
Railrcad Workers Not Held Respon
sible for Accidents.
A new partner in the person of the
railroad employe has literally pushed
his way into the manager's office, says
J. O. Fagan in Atlantic Monthly.
So important a factor has he now be
come in the councils of a railroad cor
poration that hardly a move can be
made in the operating department
without first consulting his rights and
Not only is the power and influence
of the railroad employe at the present
day an important factor in railroad:
management, but, in the opinion of
competent judges, the time is not far
distant ' when manager and employe
will meet on equal terms and together
legislate for the interests of all con
cerned. Now, granting the. ever-in-i
creasing power of the employe in
framing the rules and influencing the
management, what is there to be said
about the division cf responsibility? -
At the present day, when an acci
dent happens on a railroad and lives
of passengers are sacrificed by reason
of the carelessness or neglect cf em
ployes, practically the whole moral
and financial responsibility is immedi
ately assumed by the management.
Heartfelt regret is at once expressed
by the highest authorities, the injured
are visited by sympathetic officials
and every conceivable kind of bill or
expense is at once acknowledged and
paid. ' . .'...
On the other hand, we, the employes,
singly and collectively, ignore the
whole business. We simply stand
back .and let the press and the author
ities figure out reasons and remedies
for themselves. We neither, adopt
resolutions of sympathy nor pay out a
single dollar to benefit the families of
the dead or to alleviate the sufferings
of the injured.
Considering the division of power,
does this -adjustment of responsibility
appeal to any fair-minded person? It
has occurred to some of us that if we
or our organisations were assessed in
hard cash in proportion to our respon
sibility for some of these preventable
accidents the casualty lists on our
railroads would very quickly assume
microscopic proportions An "employes"
liability act would, of course, be
looked upon as an absurdity, yet if un
prejudiced judges were to analyse a
few of our accidents they would quick
ly conclude that the idea is sanely and
soberly logical. -
POWER FROM CENTRAL POINTS.
Day Coming When Locomotives Will
"Less than 25 years from now rail
road locomotives will carry no fueL
Trains all over the country will be
run by power conveyed by wire from
a dozen great central plants located
in the neighborhood of coal mines.
There will be no smoke, no cinders,
to make a journey by -rail disagree
able," declares Prof. Robert H. Fer
nald, expert in charge of the govern
ment fuel inquiry. -.
it has been proved practicable, he
says, by the help of gas producers
and gas . engines, to convert the en
ergy of coal into electricity and trans
mit it by wire over distances exceed
ing 250 miles. This means that trains
could be run from a single central
plant over 200,000 square miles an
area nearly four times that of the
state of Illinois and that ten or
twelve such plants, located at or near
mining centers, could furnish motive
power lor ail tne rauroaus in toe
"Now that it is commercially pos
sible to transmit electric power 250
miles or more," says Prof. Fernald,
"the location of immense gas produc
er plants at the mines, or within easy
reach of them, must speedily follow.
But it should not be supposed that this
power will be utilized only by the rail
roads of the country. It will be sup
plied to factories, and employed for
all sorts of industrial purposes In
cities and towns, whose populations
will be thus enabled to enjoy clean
liness and freedom from the tyranny
of smoky chimneys. Robert Frank
lin, in Technical World.
Line Almost Joins Oceana,
Tn Chili railroad construction on the
cross-continental line, between Valparaiso-
and Buenos Ayres, has ' ad
vanced so that a ride of four hours in
a stage is the only interruption in
a continuous railway journey from the
Pacific to the Atlantic ocean. The
Chilian congress also has provided for
a longitudinal, line paralleling the
coast. Peru is making great advances
in railroad construction, and Ecuador
has joined In constructing railways
following the general Pan-American
route. The transoceanic line in Guate
mala was opened for traffic in last
January, and Costa Rica is finishing a
line from ocean to ocean.
Peculiar Scotch Railroads.
Scotland possesses several railroad
anomalies of which probably the most
notable is that of the stations of
Mallaig and Kyle, of Lochalsh, which,
though only - 20 miles apart in a
straight line, are separated by no less
than 360 miles of rail by the shortest
route, viz.: Crianlarich, Balquhidder,
Perth and Inverness. Tet another
Scotch incongruity is that the nearest
railway station to the town of Port
Ellen, en the island of Islay, if we ex
cept the small local line at Campbell
town, is Ballycastle, in Ireland.
Government Line in Brazil.
The credit of the Brazilian govern
ment is back of a plan to build 300
miles of railroad around the rapids of
the Maderia river. Railroad lines now
cover about half the distance of 6,630
miles from the southern border of
Mtexico to Buenos Ayres.
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A ' -4
Catanh Twentg-five Years
Had a Bad Cousih.
Miss Sophia Ktttlesen, Evaastota,
Illinois, U. S. A-, writes:
I have been troubled with catarrh
for nearly twenty-five years and nave
tried many cures for it, bat obtained,
very little help.
'Then my brother advised me to try
Perana, and I did.
"My health was very poor at the time
I began taking Peruma. . My throat was
verv sore and I bad a bad eomrb.
'Plrrnnaf enrratane. Tax; 1 ii
cmtMrrh is gome mad mj laraff It is very.
I recommend Perana to all bt
friends who are troubled as I was.
taeVHA Ta&UTSe Some people ptre
fer tablets, rather than ased Sense in a -fluid
form. Snch people can obtain Pern-,
na tablets, which represent the astdici-
al ingredients of Perana. Farh rahaet
equals one averagwdose of Pi 1 aaa
CaM-P-a fiM lial UnSft. -
The -Soft Answer.
Senator Tin man at a baaqnet
Washington said in humorous defa
of outspoken and frank: aaetbods:
. "These people who always keep
fin me with mistrust. Those that a-ei
lose their temper I suspect. He who
wears under abuse an angelic smile is
apt to be a hypocrite.
"An old South Carolina deacom oaoa
said to me with a chuckle:
"Keep yo tern pah, son. Doat yo
quarrel with no angry pussoa. A soft.,
answah am alius best- Hit's if
tnanded an, furthermo". sonny, hit
snakes "em maddah'n anything
yo" 'could say. " - '
The extraordinary popularity off na
white goods this summer makes taw .
choice of Starch a matter of great im-.
awrtance. Defiance Starch, being free :
from an injurious chemicals, is tna
only one which is safe to use on Una
fabrics. Its great strength as a stiff ea
er makes half the usual quantity of
Starch necessary, with the result of
"perfect finish, equal to that when th
enods vera new.
Belgium Buying Autos.
Belgium is now -. Importing yearly
about 11,500,000 worth of aatOBtrobflea,
motorcycle and bicycles. . These in-sports
have quaUmDled in f oar years. .
The world is not near so old as
some of the people -who go growliag
and grumbUng over it.
.The man who is
always particular 1
after results Isat
( to the
A good life Is the readiest way to'
procure a good name. Wbicbcot.
appeal to the Well-Informed in iu
walk of life and are mi uliil toperinsirfiit
and creditable standing. Accor
iugjy, it is not riahrffd that Syrup of Figs
and Elixir of Senna is the only remedy of
known value, but one of many lessons
why it is the best of personal and lamiry
laxatives is the fact that it rlraiwrs,
sweetens and relieves the internal organs
on which it acta without any debilitating
after effects and without bavins to increase
the quantity from time to time.
It acts pleasantly and naturally and
truly as a laxative, and Ha componesi
parts are known to and approved by
physicians, as it is free from all objection
able substances. To get its beneficial
effects always purchase the grnurne
manufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co., only, and for sale by aS leading drug-
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