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WILBER AND DeWITT MILLS
Little Hatchet Flour
Rye Flour a Specialty
Bell PhoiM 200; Auto. 1459
145 So. 9th St., LINCOLN, NEB.
HOT SPRINGS DOCTORS
. Corner 14th and O Sts. Second Floor
, The Hot Springs. Doctors treat all chronic and ner
. ' 'vous diseases of men and women. For a short time
" " moderate charges for medicine used. . ..,-.:
" ' sThe consultation examination and treatmentlwill
' " The Hot Springs Doctors are permanently located
at Fourteenth and 0 Streets.
Casting Iron or Bran
Wrought and Sheet Iron Work
Hedges Lincoln Iron Works
Building Irons and Builders Specialties
Seventh & M Sts. Phone Auto 5397
Named Shoes are Often Made
in Non-Union Factories.
Do Not Buy Any Shoe
no matter what the name unless
it bears a plain and readable
impression of this Union Stamp.
All Shoes Without the Union Stamp are Non-Union
IDo not accept any excuse for absence of the UNION STAMP
Boot and Shoe Workers Union
246 Sumner St., Boston, Mass.
JOHN F.TOB1N. Pre. CHAS. L. BA1NE, SecTreas.
j Lyric Theatre
Wed. & Sat
" Sherlock Holmes"
THE LYRIC STOCK COMPANY
Evening 8:30; 15c, 25c, 35c; Matinee 15, 25c.
By LAWRENCE ALFRED CLAY
J. R. ROBERTS
Roberts Sanitary Dairy
DEALER IN HIGH GRADE DAIRY PRODUCT
1 6th Street. Detween N and O Streets LINCOLN, NEBRASKA
Farmers i Merchants Bank
C W. MONTGOMERY. President.
H. C. PROBASCO. Cashier
Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent
"Go to the ant, thou slug
gard, consider her ways and
be wise." Bible.
How strange that so many
people, who should be far
superior to the ant, go through
life with no sense of saving
for the future. If you are not
"wise" yet, start now!
$1 opens an account
Every Banking Convenience
Open Saturday Evenings 6 to 8 F. & M. Bldg., 1 5 th & O Sts.
It began the day Mary Lester -was
nine years old and Ben Holmes was
ten. He overtook her on her way . to
the little country schoolhouse, whith
er he was also bound. They were don
and daughter of farmers.
They did not say much to each other
on that mile walk. He had a stick, of
"real store gum" which he divided
with her, and she said that if she ever
broke her new slate pencil she would
give him half of it. There might have
been no love but for the red-headed
boy who snatched her half-eaten apple
away at the noon hour. She burst In
to tears over it, and Ben Holmes sailed
into the offender and forced his bead
into a snowdrift ' From that moment
on. she was the vine and he the oak.
During four winter terms . Ben
Holmes and Mary Lester walked to
school together, and when the snow
was deep he carried her over the
worst places on his back. They felt
themselves "engaged" from the day
he licked the red-headed boy. They
used to discuss marriage In the most
sober manner. It was years ahead of
them, of course, but if any one had
told them that their minds might un
dergo a change they would have been
When Mary was 13 she was sent
away to stay with an aunt and attend
a higher school. Ben had to take
his place at farm work. They wrote
each other every week, and the boy
soon discovered that the girl was get
ting ahead of him. He spent his even
ings catching up. He became his own
teacher and added much to his store of
At 15, when Mary came' home, he
saw a great change In her, but she
could see very little in him. Higher
education hadn't changed her so much,
but mingling with the world had. She
had a certain assurance and polish
that Ben regarded with dismay. She
chlded him; she corrected him; she
criticised him. Her three months at
home brought little pleasure to him,
and when she went away again for an
other long stay he felt that he had
lost her. . A few letters passed, and
then they dropped out of each other's
lives. It has been so thousands of
If plowing, sowing, planting and
reaping makes a clodhopper, then Ben
Holmes became one. He had freckles
and sunburns and frostbites and cal
loused hands. If Mary Lester came
home for a few weeks and he called
at the house, he was overpowered
Night after night he had studied to im
prove while others slept, and yet - she
had soared above him. She held him
at a distance; she wouldn't talk
school days; she smiled at his awkard-
It came to Ben at last that he must
give it up. They called him a smart
young man, but he realized that there
was something that must go with edu
. He could not quench his love : for
the girl he had fought for and carried
on his back" and built play-houses for.
He carried It with him every day," but
at the same time he recognized the
hopelessness of tt. .
"Mary's home for good, I guess" an
nounced his mother one evening as
Ben sat bent over a book.
He had heard so three days before.
but had said nothing.
"She's brought one of her' girl
chums with her."
He had heard that, too.
"And they say, Ben they say that
a young feller arrived to-day who's
going to marry her. He's come to see
her father about It. Polly Davis saw
him as he drove up to the house, and
she says he is slick as a button.
Wears an overcoat trimmed with fur,
and Is rich. She says he will be a
Ben had been preparing himself for
the blow, but It came with stunning
force after all. The letters In the book
turned upside down, and he found his
teeth shut hard.
"Polly says they are all going sli
ding down-hill this evening," continued
the mother. "The hill road is as slip
pery as ice, and Jabez Turner has
lent them his big sled and his oxen
to draw it back up hill. It's about time
for 'em to be at It now. Why don't
you go and see the fun?"
The mother dldnt know the son.
She thought the past was the past
with him. Nothing told her that at
that very moment his love was burn
ing more fiercely than ever. Go to
Join the party? Go even to see them
from a distance? Not for all the mon
ey In the world. He looked at his
mother in astonishment as she sug
gested it. And, yet, ten minutes later,
he laid aside his book, put on his over
coat and left the house.
The hill was down the road; he
meant to walk in the opposite direc
tion, but he didn't. He turned down
the road. He did not mean to descend
the hill by the footpath to the railroad
tracks running along the valley, but
he did that same thing. He did not
mean to walk west to where the ve
hicles coming down the long and wind
ing hill crossed the tracks, but he
reached it just as the sled was being
drawn up again after its first flight.
There were half a dozen young people.
and he could hear their talk and laugh
ter. Mary Lester seemed happiest of
Ben said to himself that he would go
home now, but he didn't go. ' It was
blow u?on blow to know that Mary
and her lover were there, and yet he
them. The prisoner who realizes thai)
his case Is hopeless Is relieved when
the Judge pronounces sentence. Ben
walked a hundred feet up the hill and
sat down behind a stump. When the
sled came along he could see and not
be seen. Ten minutes later the distant
shouts warned him that the descent
had begun. Then another sound struck
his ears. It was the heavy rumble of
an approaching freight train. The sled
might cross the tracks ahead of It,
or it might fall by a few seconds. At
best it was running a fearful risk.
Two hundred feet above the watch
ing man' the sled suddenly shot into
view, and its half dozen occupants
were shouting and laughing. Then
came the hoarse shriek of a locomo
tive. They were higher up and could
better see their danger. They began
Jumping off, and Ben noticed that the
first one to go was a man. The last
one left. was Mary Lester! She was
on her knees with her hands over her
face. . There were only seconds ' in
which to act. Even if Ben could leap
upon the sled there would be no time,
to control it, nor yet: to seize the girl
and leap off. The long train was thun
dering up. There was only one thing
The girl did not see it done, but the
engineer did. In the moonlight he saw
the sled and knew that it must strike
the middle of his train and be ground
to splinters. 'Those on the road above
did not see It. .Their yes were open,
but they were blinded by th ecoming.
From behind the stump a human
body shot out on the roadway just a
second ahead of the sled and the pray
ing girl. One runner : passed over It.
It was meant that this should hap
pen. As the runner rose the course of
the sled was deflected and It turned to
the left and ran parallel with the rails
until It struck a stone and overturned
with a crash.
It was days after that night that
Ben opened his eyes to recognize those
about his bedside. There were broken
bones and bad bruises.
Did I save Mary?" he asked his
"Yes," she answered, "but don't talk
He had saved her for another, but
even if that were so he felt a gladness
in his heart and shut, his eyes and)
slept. It was weeks before they would
tell him all, and even then It was some
one else who told the tale. It was
Mary Lester herself. One of her arms
was still in splints and she limped a
bit, but there was a glad smile on her
face as she stood beside his chair
and said: , '''K-r v
Ben, dear Ben I He is a gentleman.
and he was the first to jump! You
are only a clodhopper, and yet you of-i
f ered your life to save mine. Get well,
Ben, because you know that old en
gagement holds good yet!"
The Delightful Limelight Man.
Forbes Robertson at a dinner
praised the American critical sense.
But," he said, sighing, "isn't your
Criticism fin its clarity and directness
too cruel sometimes?
"I remember a brother actor who
played one night in a small western
town. At the climax of the third act
of his play the limelight was always
thrown upon him. In this town, how
ever, the limelight man shot the light
nine or ten feet to the left, and it was
from the blackest shadow,, that my
friend had to make his best speech.
'Naturally, at the end of the act he
indignantly asked the limelight man
why the deuce the light hadn't been
thrown where it belonged.
1 'Fly in the way the limelight man
answered, biting a chew from a plug
' 'Why didn't you move the fly-
then?' shouted my friend.
"The limelight man rolled his to
bacco to the other cheek, looked at
my friend dreamily and drawled, as
he turned on his heel:
' 'If ye could act, I guess ye
wouldn't want no limelight." .
Gods of the Pueblo Indian.
The religions of the Pueblo Indians
of New Mexico and Arizona embody a
complex mythology in which a very
large number of gods have part. In
the sacred dances of the Indians these,
various deities are Impersonated by
men wearing masks and costumes,
each peculiar to the particular god im
personated, and the details of which
are rigidly adhered to year after year
and generation after generation. To
perpetuate the religion It is needful
of course, that Instruction in the char
acter and attributes of the divinities
be given to the children of the tribe;
and to enable the young minds to
grasp the intricacies of the study.
small images of the gods are made of
wood, painted and dressed in every
detail just as the masked dancers are
dressed who represent the same gods
In the religious ceremonies. Wide
Forming of Winds.
Points on the surface of the earth
near the poles have a less rapid linear
or circumferential velocity than
points situated nearer the equator.
Air. therefore, which leaves a position
in a higher latitude having the veloc
ity of the earth at that point and flows
toward the equator where the earth's
surface has a greater linear velocity,
is apparently left behind by the more
rapidly moving earth as it turns from
west to east and the wind draws ac
cordingly more and more from the,
east to the west, forming the north
east trades in the north latitude and
the southeast trades in the south lati
tude. This is the general circulation
of the winds on the surface of the
earth, from east to west in the tropics,
both north and south of the equator,
and from west to east in high latitudes.
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broil the cook while boiling the food and
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MAKE HOME HAPPY
By making the Housewife comfortable.''
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easier to handle and safer to use. Four
Thousand families will bear witness to the
facts. Once used, never abandoned. Let
us figure with you in replacing your steel
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