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To California Now.
Sun Francisco is the most fascinating
of American cities a reat grey city of
400,000 people from all parts of the
world. It is worth visiting for itself
The trip there if yon take the Burl
ington Route is the experience of H
lifetime You see all the wonderful
mountain scenery of Colorado ; Salt Lake
City , the home of the Mormons ; the
orchaids and vineyards of California ,
and last , but not least , the blue Pacific
No such opportunity of visiting Cali
fornia has ever occurred as will present
itself early in July , when on account of
the Epworth meeting at SHU Francisco ,
the Burlington Route will sell round trip
tickets at less than the regular one way
rate. Tickets will be yood to return
until August 31 , and will allow stop
overs , going and returning.
Full information about every feature
of the trip is given in the Burlington
Epworth League folder , a copy of which
will be mailed on request.
J. FRANCIS ,
General Passenger Agent ,
Omaha , Neb.
24-inch wire screen cloth 10 cts
per yard ; other sizes in proportion
at the Bee Hive.
LU& . Excursion Rates to Eastern Cities.
These rates will inteiest you.
They are as low as will be in effect at
any time this summer :
DETROIT July 5 , 6 and 7 , $29 90 for
the round trip.
CINCINNATI July 4 , 5 and 6 , $29 15
to Cincinnati and return.
MILWAUKEE July 20 , 2rand22$25 25
for the round trip.
'CHICAGO July 23. 24 , and 25 , $23 10
for the round trip.
Low rates daily to the Pan-American
Exposition at Buffalo. Ask the ticket
agent about them.
J. FRANCIS , General Passenger Agent ,
Omaha , Neb 6-14-415.
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LOST AND FOUND.
I lost a maiden long ago ;
Last night I thought I'd found her ,
And as my loyal heart's one queen
I quietly rccrowncil her.
TwouM not lie truth to eay she seemed
Untouched by time , since fairer
E'en tlian of old I found her face ,
The rotes in it rarer.
Her lia'o had more golden growc ,
While locks once liyacintliine
Upon my own poor pate , alas.
For many a > car have been thin !
The eyes whose shafts the little god
Kmploycd to otcrcome me
Shone blighter. Smiles'were on the lips
Whose "No" did once benumb me.
My heart beat high with hope , but when
I spoke her mine another
Wlio stood beside the maid replied.
The maiden called her "Mother. "
The matron Piniled on me. I dared
Not tell her that I'd sought her
Through long and weary years , at last
To find her in her daughter 1
FRIGHTENED HIS WIFE.
Forty Cent * Almowt Hie Cnu.se of a
CutnMtr i > li < .
Before .Mrs. Hrowley was married
she scoffed at the misguided girls and
women who kept personal accounts.
Her argument was that if you know
how much money you had and it was
ail gone what was the use of piling on
the anguish by having your folly and
extravagance in black and white to
stare you in the face , especially as you
had no more money at the end of the
month than you had without an ac
count book ?
But since she has been running a
house she has achieved not one but
nearly a dozen account books. There
is one devoted to the grocery man , an
other to the butcher , personal accounts
take a third , and so on till she spends
nearly all her glad young life balanc
ing sums. It is a matter of pride with
her that they shall come out even , and
so there was woe last month when 40
cents refused to be accounted for. She
and Mr. Browley had a grave and
lengthy discussion over the missing 40.
Each accused the other of frivoliug the
sum away and neglecting to enter it on
the proper book , "Sundries. " Mr.
Browley insisted strenuously he was
not guilty. Mrs. Browley looked pain
ed and urged him to confess. lie left
for down town vowing vengeance. It
was late that afternoon when Mrs.
Browley was entertaining a roomful of
aristocratic callers that a telegraph boy
appeared. The maid brought in the
fatal yellow envelope , and at once the
bride knew her husband had been fa
tally injured and was sending for her.
Some one revived her with smelling
salts , a lady in purple velvet fanned
her with a hastily snatched lamp
shade , and a third visitor with more
presence of mind than the rest opened
the telegram. The message read :
"Honest , now , what did you do with
that 40 cents ? " Chicago News.
The Breton Peasant.
If there is a country where the tradi
tion of hatred of "the Englishman" ] '
as a hereditary enemy still holds it is
in Catholic Brittany. In the eyes of
the Breton peasants and fishermen the
Englishman is the enemy with whom
they have fought battles and will fight
That is to say , the Englishman
stands for the typical sailor of a man-
of-war or torpedo boat , whom they
will fight when the time COIIKS for
the attack , but no one thinks o him
as a man. The enemy is a unit of war ,
something outside ordinary life , a be
ing in uniform whom it is glorious to
kill. He is "the enemy" something
which will do great mischief to France
if one does not take care , something
which must be much more terrible and
dangerous than they can imagine , since
all the men of France lose the best
years of their youth in learning to kill
this eventual adversary.
If ever the peasants come clearly to
realize that the only use of war is to
kill people like themselves ; if ever each
soldier becomes capable of imagining
what the shock of two armies is and
by what complicated series of lies and
intrigues peoples are brought to the
point of killing each other , the work of
peace congresses will be wonderfully
simplified. Contemporary Review.
Rending : as n Cure.
The practice of reading aloud at reg
ular intervals is of great benefit to any
one affected with a chest complaint.
In all cases of lung trouble it is impor
tant to indulge in those exercises by
which the chest is in part filled or emp
tied of air , and reading aloud , singing
and whistling are three of those exer
There are many who cannot sing ,
and we do not expect the fair sex to
whistle , but reading aloud can be- prac
ticed by all. Care must be taken not
to overdo it , of course , and the body
should be in such a position as to allow
the chest to have free play.
Reading aloud , if we pay attention
to what we are doing , will not only
be beneficial from the standpoint of
health , but will also have the effect of
making us better speakers by teaching
us proper modulations of the voice and
by increasing our knowledge.
This is where it has the advantage
over whistling and singing.
A little girl between 4 and u years of
age came running in from sliding one
day and exclaimed to her mother : " 0 '
mamma , did you see me go down ? I
went like thunder. "
To her mother's astonished question
as to whom she had heard say that the
little one replied , "Well , mamma , you
know you said one day 'as quick as
lightning , ' and it always thunders after
it lightens , doesn't it ? " Boston Chris-1
When the rainy day saved for finally
comes , a man finds that it is a deluge ,
whereas he only saved for a shower.
TRICKS iN THE SILK TRADE
SbopiicrH Arc Fooled Tc t
AVIilcli SIioiv the i'ure Material.
I Pure silk , when it has been through
! till the processes necessary to bring out
all its good qualities , is worth its
weight in silver , said an expert the
other day. Therefore the women who
j expect to buy pure silk at littla more
i than the price of cotton must expect to
be fooled , and there are lots of ways by
which the manufacturer gets even with
They make stuff that is called silk
and passes for it with credulous per
sons who don't know any better out of
nearly any old thing now. One favor
ite imitation silk is made of cellulose
treated with chemicals. It isn't a good
material to get on fire in. Then there
are south sou island cottons and some
mercerized cotton which after treat
ment look something like silk , though
of course they wear very differently ,
and their silken appearance soon van
But it is in adulterating goods which
really have some silk in them that the
greatest skill is exercised to deceive
the buyer. To obtain the requlved rus
tle and body rough ( loss is often used
for the woof of the material. This soon
causes it to wear shiny.
Another trick is to increase thu
weight and apparent solidity of a fiim-
sy silk material by using metallic salts
in the dye vats. Pressing with some
kinds of silk increases the weight also ,
but at the sacrifice of strength. Cheap ,
crackly , stiff silk which has heavy
cords is good silk to avoid. It won't
There are several tests which reveal
readily the purity of a piece of silk.
The microscope of course will show it
at once , even to an unpracticcd eye.
Pure silk has the appearance of fine ,
smooth tubes. Another good test is by
burning. Pure silk burns slowly , with
a slight odor. Cotton flares up quickly
and would throw off a decidedly disa
Then the tongue will readily reveal
the presence of metallic salts. There is
no mistaking their taste. But all these
may be disregarded , said the expert ,
when silk if ? offered for the price of cot
ton. You need not bother to test that
stuff. New York Sun.
' LINCOLN ADOPTED IT.
His FnnioiiM Phrase. "Of the People , "
Orl rinnted by Theodore PnrUer.
William IJ. Ilcriulon , Lincoln's law
partner , know Theodore Parker well [
nnd had iiiucli correspondence with
him , and after the Lincoln-Douglas de
bate he came on to Boston and saw
Parker and other antislavery men with
an eye to Lincoln's political prospects.
Going back to Springfield , he took with
him some of Parker's newer sermons
and addresses. "One of them , " he
says in his "Abraham Lincoln , " "was a
lecture on 'The Effect of Slavery on i
the American People , ' which was de
livered in the Music hall , Boston , and [
which I gave to Lincoln , who read and [
returned it. He liked especially the
following expression , which he marked [
with a pencil and which he in sub-1
stance afterward used in his Gettysburg -
burg address : 'Democracy is direct self ;
government , over all the people , by all [
the people , for all the people. ' " The
address referred to ( Parker's last great t
antislavery address ) was delivered July
Here , I submit , was the probable ori
gin of Lincoln's phrase. In one variant
or another it was a great favorite with
Parker , often taking the exact form
that Lincoln gave it , with his sure in
tuition of the best where there was any
choice of words. In a speech delivered
by Parker In 1830 we find it imbedded
in a passage which might have been
the inspiration of Seward's famous
"irrepressible conflict" or Lincoln's
"house divided against itself , " a view
ro which Parker continually recurred.
In two other speeches it stands "gov
ernment of all the people , by all the
people , for all the people. " Its earliest
appearance that I have discovered in
his writings is in a letter to Rev. Sam
uel J. May in 1848. where it is simply
"government of all , by all , for all. "
Review of Reviews.
Antiquity of Man.
From a review in Science of De Mor-
tillet's great work on prehistoric times
the following is condensed. Twelve
chapters are devoted to the question of
tertiary man. It is concluded that
while man did not exist during this
period , precursors of man more intelli
gent than any of the living anthropoids
Pithecanthropus erectus is consider
ed as the immediate precursor of man.
The Calaveras skull is rejected. The
paleolithic period is considered as cor
responding to the early quarternary ,
and 222,000 years is assigned as the
length of this period. Add to this num
ber 10,000 years for the protohistoric
and neolithic periods and G.OOO years
more for the historic period , and we
have 23S.OOO years , which is , according
to the authors , a moderate estimate of
A Policy Approved.
"No , " said the policeman kindly , but
firmly , "you cannot photograph that
"Why not ? " asked the tourist.
"Because it is against the law. "
The tourist looked at the statue in
question , a massive piece of contract
work , and then answered :
"Well , I don't blame you. It's al
ways decenter for people to keep their
troubles to themselves instead of let
ting them be advertised all over the
country. " Washington Star.
"What Puzzles Voting ; America.
It is a "puzzle to the modern youth
how so many old duffers managed to
get along In the world without the
knowledge of things in general pos
sessed by the modern youth. Boston
WHY THE BOILER BURSTS.
Sclent I Ho Explanation of Some Phc-
iioiiiciut of thu Kitchen.
When you hear the kitchen boiler
cracking , there is no cause for alarm.
There Is a prevailing impression that
the cracking is produced by steam and
that there is tfieret'ore an increased
pressure on the boiler at such times.
But this is an error. If the boik-r is in
good condition , with the water turned
on as usual so that the boiler Is kept
lilli'd. the only pressure that it is sub
jected to is the same as that in the
water pipes , from which .of course
there never is the slightest clanger.
And this is true no matter how hot the
water in the boiler may be.
The reason is very simple. As long
as the boiler Is kept full of water there
is no room for steam. If you open the
hot \vati-r trock , the water pours out ,
and steam rises from it , because it then
has a chance to escape into the air. In
other words , evaporation takes place.
But as the hot water pours out water
from tin- pipes rushes in to take its
place , and thus the boiler is kept full ,
The cracking noise referred to Is
heard when the water is unusually hot
and is nothing but the expansion of the
boiler under the influence of that heat.
It is in no degree an indication of danj'
ger unless indeed the boiler is worn out
or defective , which is a matter entirely
outside of what we are now consider
When a kitchen boiler explodes , it is
generally because a fire has been kin
dled in the range while the boiler was
empty. It happens sometimes when
people come back to town after spend
ing the summer away. Thi > tire heats
the boiler , of course , and when the wa
ter is turned on it is converted suddenly -
ly and violently into steam , and tin-
boiler cannot stand the enormous pres
sure. Fortunately few persons are
thoughtless enough or silly enough to
build a fire before opening the cocks
connecting the boiler with the water
pipes. Chicago Chronicle.
Presumably Kich Guests Who AI > -
propriute Other People's Property.
I was much struck with the habits of
kleptomania common to some of the
presumably rich visitors who engaged
expensive suits of rooms and even paid
their bills. After the departure
these guests the bed would be found
minus the satin or silk coverlet , while
towels and pillowslips were also very
On one occasion a gentleman engag
ed a double room for one night only ,
and the following morning the maid ,
knowing of his departure , made up the
bed with fresh linen for the next occu-
pant. However , the visitor had evi
dently returned to his room after
breakfast , deliberately taken the slips
off the pillows and packed them with
his luggage , for on entering the room
shortly after I found the bed made up.
but no slips. 1 happened to know that
! j the maid had certainly put fresh ones
j on when she made up the bed. What
; that gentleman could want with these
i two pillowslips is difficult to under-
j Of course candles , matches and soap
( supplied gratis ) are commonly remov
ed , and even the sheets on the beds are
not spared. Once a large double sheet
was cut into pieces , the visitor evident
ly requiring sufficient linen for a petti
coat or lining to a skirt , judging from
the shape of the pieces left. The hotel
sheet was no doubt the nearest thing
available , so it was taken to save time
and trouble , and the pieces left were
found carefully rolled up and thrown
into a cupboard outside the room
which was only used by the maids and
strictly private. Needless to say , be
fore the remains of the sheet were
found the visitors had departed , leav
ing no address. Chambers' Journal.
The Colors of Eels.
The eel is very unpopular with many
people ; but , like many unpopular
things , he improves with acquaintance.
In form be is Jong , slender and grace
ful , in color dark green above and
yellowish white below. Many be- j
lieve that there are two distinct vane- <
ties , the salt and the fresh water eel. !
but 1 am inclined to think that , like
all other fishes , the eel partakes much
of the nature of his surroundings. A j
long summer vacation in a pond or I
brook renders him darker in color , and '
daily feasting on landlocked delicacies J
renders him more corpulent. |
Just PO codfish take on the color of
their habitat , gray when on muddy
bottorn. bright red when living among
kelps and gay colored marine plants.
I believe , too , that the eel often for
gets to return to salt water , but never ,
breeds elsewhere , for I have never ,
seen baby eels in brooks or ponds. I j
have known them to be taken every (
month in the year in the same locali- j
ties. Some say that half the eels spend '
the winter in fresh water , coming' '
down in the spring , and that the other !
half go up for the summer.
Not Given to Squandering- . ,
Justice You say that you doubt the ,
statement of the previous witness that
the defendant squandered his inherit- ,
a nee. Please give the reason for your '
Witness 1 tried three or four times
to get him to visit a church fair , but it
was useless. He always smiled and in
formed me that he was not born yester
day. Boston Transcript
The Chinese are not entirely clothed
in cotton. The ordinary annual crop of
silk In China is estimated at about 21-
000,000 pounds , of which over 60 per
cent is consumed in the country where
it is produced.
The key to the Bastile is now bang
ing on the wall in the ball at the old
borne of Washington at Mount Vernon.
It was given to Washington by Lafa
c i a
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| j' ' Ladies' Skirts
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. Special [ lot of Nos. 40 and | 60
$ ' fancy ribbon , regular s cent
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Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsn cures stomach
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8I I If a Woman
4 ? wants to put out a fire she doesn't
heap on oil and v/ood. She throws
i > on quenches
iO fire. When a woman wants to get
O well from diseases peculiar to her sex. ct
she should not add fuel to the f.re
C ) already burning her life away. She
8 should not take worthless drugs and
potions composed of harmful narcot
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ili the disease they do not cu.-eit they
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