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'Morris, this is hard luck," said
till, as lit* jerked back the old gray
'll sure is." I said, "we’ve been
tie- road nigh three weeks and
beve seen hardly a person since we
- tut ted. 1 didn't know it was so far
'■•(in Indiana to Iowa. I thought if
v. • kept going we'd get there in a
,<. k anyhow."
'Well, we ain’t got there yet,"
(-■nipped Bill "You're always talkin'
bout what you thought, hut your
likin' never does any good."
,Ve followed the trail into tile
nods before tis.
:t had begun to rain just after we
s turfed and it rained flic whole time
II was a wooded country and the
limbs of tin- trees hit on the tot) of
vie wagon, throwing drops of rain on
We traveled till day, not meeting
',Vo turned a crook in the trail
ml Bill gave a shout of surprise, for
»here on our left was an old log cabin.
It looked old and empty. The win
1 .vs were broken and the loose clap
boards on the roof were swinging in
be wind, making a doleful noise.
Shall we stop, Bill?" I asked.
Hush," lie said, "1 believe it's
We drove past. The old wagon
seemed to rattle louder than ever
(id I thought if there were any
.hosts they'd surely follow us. When
ve rounded the trail. Hill looked back.
There’s a light in that part of the
• use.” lie said.
lust then we heard a noise, which
nndod like a groan, and we drove
id- to the top of tile hill. Here the
, ' eel broke and we had to stop.
You're not going to stay here?" 1
'What can we do?" said Bill.
Couldn’t one of us go back to that
iis* 1 and sei who lives there?" 1
But, it's haunted," Bill shouted.
Oh, 1 believe you're scared. Bill,
1 believe you're afraid." Bill got
. igry and said he’d go
! said, "alright."
le disappeared in the darkness and
i began to feel lonesome.
t watched for Bill's lantern, afraid
\ look over my shoulder. A light
came over the hill li looked liki a
"Bill." I shouted. No answer.
"Bill!" 1 said. Still no answer.
Then 1 happened to think this was
one ol' LliH's jokes, lie was always
"Hill!" 1 shouted. "I'll show you
how to play a joke on me."
1 never saw a tight run so fast. I
ran as fast as I could, hut couldn't
get near it It went off into the
woods. 1 ran after it, bumped into
a tree and fell buck into a puddle of
water. I stepped in creeks, got stuck
in tin* mud and bumped into trees.
It was raining harder and I was good
and wet. 1 got angry and sat down
on a log and gazed tit the lantern
Well, 1 didn't know what to think for
it just kept going higher and higher,
and then disappeared.
"It must have been a ghost," I
"I guess I’ll die," I thought, The
branches overhead groaned
"1 wonder if they will find me in
the morning. Oh! if I'd never come
here. If I had just stayed home and
minded my folks. What’ll Bill do!
Maybe lie'll be broken hearted and
die of grief, Bill always was good
if he did pU\y jokes sometimes." 1
lay down to die, when presently I
heard someone call. 1 sal up I
heard it again. It was Bill's voice
"Bill." I called.
He came and found me sitting
there. "My goodness, what are you
doing?" "Whore'vo you been been?’
"Where are you going?" "What's
That made me angry. "Why don’t
you ask a hundred questions." I
"Weil, what's tin' matter?"
“What’s the matter!" Well, a
blamed ghost has been leading me
all over the -
"A ghost!” Well, let's gel out of
We did. Bill wanted to go back
to the old cabin. He said it wasn't
haunted and that two ladies lived
there. 1 wouldn't go. All I wanted
to do was to get out of those woods.
When we wore driving along Bill
asked me to tell about the ghost, so
1 did. He heard me through and
then laughed, actually laughed.
"Why, boy.” he said, "that was
only a 'Will-o'-the-Wisp.'"
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As the Student Sees !t
By LEON NORRIS.
'lie past month lias been one of
ctivity in Washington, D. C. The
i w congress lias (lone nothing of
interest so far and lias not received
; y stimulus from the president of
United States. Taft is preparing
-pecial messages on railroad and
ti ist problems and these will prob
ably lie finished by the time this
issue reaches the readers. The pr s
iuent lias done little to reassure the
faith of his followers. It is true lie
hi.s const nted to investigations in
itf case of Hallenger, hut tile peopl-*
v II not In satisfied till they learn
whether this is to he a thorough
■ ■ aniiig or just a scraping over.
A statement Inis been made to the
feet that federal appointments can
ii» made on the recommendation of
! :igresKHion only when the eongress
!■ n are loyal to their party,
V * w
Uir old friend the "Big Dipper"
has been undergoing a series of
muck-raking investigations lately
by astronomers and the inves
tigations havi not proved en
tirely to its credit. Ii was thought
iliat the constellation of which the
"Dipper” was the central group,
was all of one sidereal family stick
together through any kind of heaven
ly changes. But now the nstronom
' rs say the constellation is slowly
altering its shape and it may not be
any more than ten-million years un
lit the "Dipper” will become a < off >0
pot or a wash tub.
# * »
It has been estimated that Amer
,i a s yearly crop loss from insects
:« eight hundred million dollars an 1
also that there are insect eating
birds which if given a chance might
-top this enormous loss. The Nation
al Association of Audubon Societies
announce a gift of one million dol
lars for tiie advancement of know
ledge of the value of the birds. Often
the farmer believes that a bird
vliich eats a small amount of grain,
;s bis enemy, but the bird is onlv
taking out his bill lor service, in
* * *
Die trusts now have control of the
sky above as well as the earth be
neath, and the water underneath the
i.arth. The Wright Company recently
incorporated with a capital of one
million dollars, and promises to de
liver areoplanes to customers by
May 1, lftlti. The Wrights have such
backers as Vanderbilt, Shouts, etc
The areoplanes sell for $7.-">00 and
as an inducement for customers, i
lesson in aviation is given free with
('very purchase. One inventor no v
says that in four years people will lie
riding from New Vork to Chicago in
areoplanes, and by centuries of ex
perience.people have learned not io
* * *
Kansas City is now very much ni
ihe limelight in a star act entitled, "A
City is Bigger Than its St net Rail
way Company." Kansas City has an
agreement with the Metropolitan
Street Railway Company, which d* -
light" the eve The franchise which
runs until I;*2A makes the company
pay eight percent of its gross re
ceipts to the city and forfeit its right
to use the streets it it disobeys tile
law. The company did not like 'his
franchise and so the mayor and coun
cil passed a forty-two year franchise
which did away with these embarras
sing details. But a referendum was
necessary so the M. S. it. Co., put
up a bribe to the people in the form
of six tickets for a quarter. On el •
tion day, however, the voters swarm
ed to Ihe polls and defeated the
franchise by a majority of over sev
* * *
The decennial Passion Play of
Oberarnmergnu takes place this year
and the little village in the German
Alps is making preparations on enor
mous scale for the influx of visitor;.
Hotel rooms are more luxurious and
are renting at a higher price than
ever before. Previous to C so t h**
Passion Play was scarcely known
outside of Germany. People came ■ i
see it. and considered it a pious
pilgrimage. But by 1it0ti the play n
came known to every country in t la*
world and visitors came from all dir
ections to see it. Now, the camera
is playing a part in destroying the
early character of the play and th •
moving picture machine will likely
complete the ruin. -Orange and Black
CLOSE SECOND TO SOLOMON
Chinese Judge Showc* Remarkable
Wisdom In Dealing //ith a
Gov. John F. Shafroth of Colorado,
advocating woman suffrage, said of a
'Site is showing, in her fight, the
wisdom of Solomon Indeed she had
chosen her course with the unerring
perspicacity of the Chinese judge.
Wang, In the Yang ki case.
■‘Before Wang two men and a wom
an appeared. The older man was the
woman's first husband; lie had gone
to the wars and been reported dead;
now he returned alive to claim his
wife. Hut she, meanwhile, had mar
ried the younger man. who refused to
give her up Hence all three came be
fore Wang, that, ho might decide this
truly difficult ease.
*' Yang-ki,' said the judge to the
woman, ‘which of these two men made
the better husband."
“ ltotli are perfect husbands, my
lord judge.' Yang ki modestly replied.
"So the judge told the men that
he would keep the woman In him for
a week, examining her thoroughly,
and a week hence he would deride the
“Well, the week passed, and the two
husbands came once more before (ho
judge. He shook his head gravely and
said to them:
“ 'The woman Yang-kt. has died.
There is no case. Let her original
husband take her body away from my
house and pay for the burial.’
“ ‘Ho, not 1,’ said the original hus
band; and so saying he darted from
the eotirt and was soon lost to
“ 'You, then.’ said the judge to the
other man. ‘must stand these burial ex
“ ‘Yes,’ the man answered, ’that Is
just, and I will give this woman, who
was good and kind, the finest burial
my purse will allow.’
"The judge clapped his hands. Yang
lit, blushing and smiling, entered the
courtroom in a rich dress of gold bro
“ 'Take her,' said the wise judge;
‘for you and not the other, merit her
love and service.' ”
Boy Knew His Business.
A. T Van Laer at the dinner given
to William M. Chase at the Arts club
on Wednesday evening, explained the
real significance and the efficacy of
Mr. Chase’s flat brimmed silk hat, a
hat which is as well known as the
Hammerstein's—if not in all of the
same circles. Mr. Van Laer related
an early incident in which Chase per
ceived the value of tliaT headpiece,
and Van Laer had the support of Mrs.
Chase for its authenticity.
Years ago, Mr. Van Laer said, when
Chase had left his house one morning
it occurred to him that he ought to
send home some claret, and he
stopped at a store and ordered some.
In due course the wine was delivered,
hut (lie servant el the Chase house
declined to receive it, saying that it
must be a mistake as they needed no
claret there. The delivery boy insist
ed that .lie was right, hut the servant
was positive and unyielding While
the “argument" was on, the boy, a
true son of America, not to say of
New York, got his eye on a shining
example of ilie Chase hat Inside the
“Does that hat belong here?" the
The servant said that it did.
"Well then, so does this claret!”
said Young America, and he left. it.
A Floating Telescope.
At the Harvard university observ
atory a gigantic telescope floats In a
tank of water. It is one of the largest
in the world, the reflecting mirror be
ing five feet wide. Mounted on a
watertight cylindrical steel float liie
telescope swings in a concrete tank
full of water, only slightly larger
than I lie cylinder, which is designed
to tit it closely and serve as a pivot
for the telescope instead of having it
mounted on a solid base.
Machinery at each side bolds and
guides it. The water bears the weight
and the movements of the telescope
are regulated by tiny electric motors.
The gigantic mirror can be easily re
moved and resilvered when it grows
dim, although two tons are indicated
when it is placed on the scales.
Through this telescope stars of the
sixteenth and the eighteenth magni
tude are revealed National Maga
Working the Boy.
Jerome S. MeWade, the widely
known Duluth connoisseur, said of the
management of children in a recent
Sunday school address.
"Diplomacy succeeds best with Hie
little ones. A lad of nine came, all
puffing and rosy, In out of the cold the
other night and said:
•• ‘Pa, I’m tired. I've sawed Enough
wood for tills evenin', ain't I? I'm
• ‘Tired?" cried the father, looking
up from his paper with an air of sur
prise- and disappointment. ‘Why, I bet
your mother a quarter you’d have the
whole pile clone before supper.
“'Did jou?’ shouted the boy, taking
I up his hat and mittens again. Well,
! you’ll win your money If the saw holds
out. Nobody ever bet on me and lost!'
-And lie rushed back to bis bard
I task again, his eyes flaming with en
Getting It Out of the Way.
"Did you peel your apple before eat
ing It, Dolly?"
| "Yes, mother
"Hut where have you po' the peel,
I "Oh, 1 ate it first''
A STRING Ol- VICTORIES.
Summary of Boys' Basket Ball Gaines
for 1909 and 1910.
October HI Humboldt v Halls City,
score ..‘N to !■’> I'laee, Halls City
Winner, Halls City.
November 13 \uburn v. Halls City,
score 31 to II I’lace Hulls City.
Winner, Hulls City.
November 20 ,111 wa Club v Hulls
City, si ore 31 to 13, Place. Hiawatha
Winner. Hails City.
November 23- Alumni v High
School, score 30 to if. Place, Halls
City, Winner, High School
December 10 Seneca Town Team
v. Halls City, score 23 to 21. Place.
Seneca Winner, Seneca.
December IS Midland College v
Falla City, score 39 to 31 I'laee,
Halls City. Winner, Halls City
December 20 Tecumseh Town
Team v Halls City, score 37 to 20.
Place, Tecumseh Winner, Halls City.
December 2! Lincoln V M. (’. A
v. Falls City, score 70 to 19. Place,
Lincoln Winner, Lincoln
December 22 -Syracuse \ Halls
City, score 37 to 23 Place, Syracuse
Winner. Halls City.
January 20 McPherson College v
Palls City, score 31 to 17. Place,
Halls City. Winner. Halls City
January 2S Syracuse v Halls City,
score lb to 22. Place, Halls City.
Winner, Halls City.
February 1 Seneca Town Team v
Halls City, score 33 to 27. Place,
Halls City. Winner, Halls fit>
February IS Nebraska City v
Halls City, score 70 to 10 Place,
Nebraska City. Winner, Halls City
February 20 Peru Stall Normal v
Halls City, score 23 to 20. Place,
Peril Winner, Peru.
Summary of Girls’ Basket Ball Games
October 31 Humboldt \ Kails City,
score 3o to 2. Place, Falls City.
Winner. Kails City
November 2ti Sabetlui v. Falls
City, score 30 to 21 Place, Sabetlm.
Winner, Falls City.
January 2S Peru State Normal \
Kails City, score 31 to 22 Place,
Peru Winner. Kails City.
Kebruary 11 Nebraska City r
Kalis City, score 35 to 12. Place, No
braska City Winner. Falls City.
Kebruary lb Nebraska City \.
Falls City, score 43 to ti Place,
Falls City. Winner, Kalis City
February 23 Cottier Kniversity \
Falls City, score I to 19. Place.
Falls City. Winner, Falls City,
February 20 Sahel ha \ halls City,
aeoi’i l."i In 12 Plai e. Falls City.
Wiiiin i. Falls ('ity.
Letter Fiom our Regular Correspond
ent at Kansas City.
Kansas City Stock Yards, March 7.
1910 The cuttle market made a gain
of 15 to 2a cents last week, prices
advancing from day to day without
inti rruptiiin, except for a slight weak
ness Thursday The run last week
was 2-1,000 head. slightly heavier
than same week a year ago. hut de
mand was good from all sources, and
trade active. Supply today is 9,ooo
head, almost it third less than on
last Manduy. and prices are strong t<>
Dealers expect a strong cull from
the country for young steers tills
spring Prime steers are extremely
scarce, and only one load of loppy
steers were here today, which sold
at $S 00 tlootl to choice steers sell
freely at $7.00 to $7.75, and hulk of
steers at $0,50 to $7.50
The hog simply is running pitifully
small, less Ilian -10,000 here hist
week, and the market is going up
fast Tim supply today is 0,00(1 head,
market 10 to 15 higher, four loads til
the top, $10.00, and bulk of sales
$9,05 to $9.90. Hogs Weighing under
200 pounds are 15 to 20 higher today,
top on this weight $9.K5 The string
of ten dollar hogs today were all fed
by one man, .lames Ittielianan, of'
Notion, Kansas, and they sold
straight. 210 head. 2X5 pounds Vree
movement of hogs appears in hi mi
impossibility, and owners are being
advised to make their hogs good, al
though most of them feel safe
enough not to need any such advice.
.1. A. ItlOKAKT.
Live Stock Correspondent.
A big tut alderman at a turtle din
ner exclaimed to ii bore; “Your con
founded questions and talk have made
me swallow a big piece of green tur
tle fat without getting to taste It."
Think It Over.
Fuddy "What a happy world this
would he if more of us got what we
wanted." buddy “Yes; or else fewer
of us got what we deserved.”—Ex
Take No Chances.
Albeit (be burnt cl^Jd dreads the
tire, keep the mulches away from him.
Women Form Fire Brigade.
The women of Alllngtown, Conn.,
have urgani/.ed for Ilie protection of
their village from Are. They are to
Imld a country fair, the proceeds ot
which will he used to buy apparatus.
They will also form a woman’s bri
gade of the lire department.
"At Kiel we are alone!" lie inur
>nured, as lie airship rose above iho
Wait a minute!" ah" exclaimed.
There’s somebody rubbering through
A Busy Man
has no time to spend m a tailor
shop having Ins clothes “I it ted"
and “altered" the ancient
methods employed by the
small local tailor.
All this can be avoided by
having your clothes mad e to
All you need to do is to 1 ten
into our store and select a pat
tern from their beautiful new
Spring line of fine woolens, let
us take your measure, and in
a very short time yon will re
ceive a suit perfect in every
Absolute satisfaction guar
anteed or no pay.
Let us demonstrate!
Over Richardson Co. Bank
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We are pleased to present the most attractive and interesting
display of Women's < Garments ever shown in halls City. 1 he
styles for spring are unusually practical. I he fabrics have
^ never been so beautiful in coloring and weave. Realizing
) more fully each season that women are more completely de
pendent upon Readv-to-W ear departments, we have gone into
these lines with more courage, and now show every garment
necessarv tor a complete outfit, in a comprehensive assort
ment, including the finer and higher cost qualities.
Tailored Suits oceups the largest plaee of any single gar
\ ment in the lady's wardrobe, and affords her the largest mea
d sure of service and wear than any other. We have made
suits a careful study and have now in our department the lar
gest display we have shown. I.verv desirable shade, the latest models ami
superior workmanship distinguish our Suits. W <• are making no claim that our
prices are lower than other firm's. ( >n no other garment do we put price be
fore other considerations. You wish first style, quality, lit, and to these should
be added the right price. Compare our garments w ith any to be found on this
or any other markrt.
Costumes—Dresses OR LINEN
You are invited to look these over. You will find valuable suggestions for your
dressmaking if you do not wish to purchase ready-made. Silk I >resses up to
Lawn Costumes up to S-’Q; Linen Costumes up to SJ2.50.
New Dress Skirts SERGIES PTA^FFETAS
This lias always been one of our most successful stocks. I he showing includes
the newer developments in Plaited, Tunic and other models.
ALTERATIONS This work is done by a dressmaker of large experience and isgiving
perfect satisfaction Except on low cost garments, alterations free
V. G. LYFORD
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