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Ella - A man is as old as he feels.
Stella - How about woman ?
Ella - She is as young as she car
Muff people into thinking she is.
THE BEST OF ITS KIND
t Is always advertised , In fact It only pays
to advertise good things. When you see
" . . , r an article advertised in this paper year
after year you can be absolutely certain
that there Is merit to it because the con
tinued sale of any article depends upon
merit and to keep on advertising one
must keep on selling. All good things
have imitators , but imitations are not ad.
vertised. They have no reputation to sus-
tain , they never expect to have any per-
manent sale and your dealer would never
sell them If he studied your Interests.
Sixteen years ago Allen's Foot-Ease , tho
antiseptic Powder for the feet , was first
sold , and through newspaper advertising
and through people telling each other
what a good thing it was for tired and
aching feet It has now a permanent sale ,
and nearly 200 so-called foot powders
have been put on the market with the
nope of profiting by the reputation which
has been built up for Allen's Foot-Ease.
When you ask for an article advertised
in these papers see that you get It. Avoid
History Cleared Up.
The third grade was "having his
tory. " Forty youngsters were ma-
king guesses about the life and char-
cter of the Father of His Country ,
when the teacher propounded a ques-
_ tion that stumped them all.
. "Why Washington cross the Del-
aware ? "
Why , indeed ? Not a child < ' uld
. think of anything ; but the answer to
the famous' chiclren problem : "To get
on the other side , " and , of course ,
that wouldn't do. Then little Annie's
hand shot into the air. Little Annie
crossed the Delaware every summer
herself , hence the bright Idea.
"Well , Annie ? "
"Because he wanted to get to Atlan
tic City.-Philadelphia Times.
The Nurse's Opinion.
A nurse had been called as a wit
ness to prove the correctness of the
bill of a physician.
"Let us get at the facts in the
case , " said the lawyer , who was do
. ing a cross-examination stunt. "Didn't
the doctor make several visits after
th'e patient was out of danger ? "
"No , sir , " answered the nurse. "I
' _ considered the patient in danger as
_ . ' long as the doctor continued his vis
An Unnecessary System.
"You ought to have a burglar alarm
, . system in your house , " said the elec-
. , trical supply agent , "so that you will
be awakened if a burglar raises one
of the windows or opens a door at
"No burglar can get in here while
we are peacefully sleeping , " replied
Mr. Newpop. "We are weaning our
. "I can't pay this taxicab bill. "
"Then I'll take you to a police sta-
"I'll pay ; it. But take me to the
poorhouse and leave me there.-
Life is two-thirds bluff , law is three-
fourths tyranny , . piety is nine-tenths
pretense. Be genuine and poor if you
would die respe'ted.
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I A COOL "
And a Sure One.
The Body Does Not Feel Heat
- - Unpleasantly if it has
Proper Food -
. Grape = Nuts
People can live in a temperature
i which feels from ten to twenty degrees
. cooler than their neighbors enjoy , by
. . regulating the diet.
The plan is to avoid meat entirely for
breakfast ; use a goodly allowance of
fruit , either fresh or cooked. Then fol.
low with a saucer containing about four
, heaping teaspoonfuls of Grape-Nuts ,
treated with a little rich cream. 3ldd to
this about two slices of crisp toast with
s. meager amount of butter , and one
cup ot well-made Postum.
By this selection of food the bodily
.energy Is preserved , while the hot , car-
' Tjonaceous foods have been left out
The result is a very marked difference
in the temperature of the body , and
to this comfortable condition is added
t the certainty of ease and perfect diges-
tion , for the food being partially pre-
digested is quickly assimilated by the
Experience and experiment in food ,
/ and its application to the human body
V has brought out these facts. They
can be made use of and add materially
' to the comfort of the user.
Read the little book , ' ' 'The..Road to
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IN MEMORY OF PILGRIM FATHERS
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, RINCETON , MASS.-Practically all the details were carried out as ar
P ranged for the dedication on August 5 of the monument to the Pilgrim
Fathers , in which ceremony President Taft , British Ambassador Bryce ,
Senator Lodge and other distinguished men participated. The
event was made the occasion of a big naval display by the North
Atlantic squadron and the president delivered an address. The monu-
ment , which is 269 feet high stands on a hundred-foot hill on the tip
of Cape Cod and is an Imposing structure.
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IRRIGA TION . IN INDIA
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English Government Is Redeem- II I I :
ing Many Acres of Dry Land.
Powerful Recommendation of Irriga-
. tion Commissiort and Courageous
Energy of Lord Curzon Need-
ed for Ultimate Success.
London. - The Times of India gives
Borne Interesting facts regarding the
work done by the Indian government
In extending the Irrigation system of
the land. Of the Deccan system , it
"The Deccan schemes are of first-
class importance and value. They
make a vivid appeal to our imagina-
tion and sympat y. If we look at a
rainfall map of India we see a large
parched patch of country enveloping
and Bijapur and parts of Nasik and
and Bijapur andpafts of Nasik and
Poona. Here the laborious cultivator
has learned to look for drought and
famine in one year : out of three , and
in a vastly wider area a scanty and
insufficient rainfall Is as likely to be
received as a plenteous watering. In
the Deccan there is no question of
watering a desert and bringing In a
colony of people to enjoy the results.
The cry for water comes from the
people whose native homes are on
the soil and who year : after year sow
their crops uncertain of the return ,
frequently having to sell their treas-
ures and migrate in search of labor ,
in order to find the means of sub-
"The soil is rich and capable of
bearing fine crops , and along its whole
western border runs the mighty but-
tress cf the Ghats which brings down
an unfailing deluge of water , sufficient
to irrigate the land many times over.
What more simple than to store water
in the hills and deal it out through
canals upon the thirsty plains ? Yet
the difficulties to be faced are some
of the hardest in any irrigation prob-
lem in India. The construction of the
great storage reservoirs in the Ghats
proved extremely costly : ; owing to the
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conformation of the country , the align-
ment of canals from the best sites for
storage works to the districts requir-
ing water presented complications ;
and the fluctuations of rainfall in the
plains sertously affected prospects . - of
"Government obtains returns for its
outlay upon irrigation both directly ,
by payments made for the water serv-
ice , and indirectly , by the increased
wealth , and therefore increased tax-
able capacity , which It confers on the
"It needed the powerful recom-
mendation of the irrigation commis- I
sion and the courageous energy of
Lord Curzon to Insure the problem
which the Deccan presents being
boldly attacked and steadily pushed
forward to solution. The commission
found that of the soil in the Deccan
which might beneficially be Irrigated ,
95 per cent. was without irrigation. In
the secretariat of the government of
Bombay now lies a new map of the
Deccan upon which may be seen the
results of the labors of the last seven
years. Every catchment area in the
Ghats has been investigated , and every
possible site for a reservoir examined
as the commission desired.
"Every square mile of the Deccan
has been surveyed , the best align-
ments . for canals in all directions
have been sought out. The new map
of the Deccan is covered with a maze
So Declares Dr. Thaddeus P. Hyatt
of Brooklyn at Dental Hygiene
New York.-At the dental hygiene
conference and exhibit in the Metro-
politan building Dr. Thaddeus P. Hyatt
of Brooklyn gave a lecture on the ills
that beset a man with poor teeth.
"In no art or science , " said Doctor
Hyatt , "has such progress been made
as in the art and science of dentistry
in the last twenty-five years. The
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Use Insects in Moth Fight
Two Massachusetts Towns Receive
Flies and Beetles to Release
Dedham , Mass.-The state in its
plan of assisting the various towns to
exterminate the gipsy and brown-tail
moth has sent to Dedham 1,000 anas-
pati s flies and 200 calosoma beetles.
These flies and beetles , bred at Me1-
rose Heights , are distributed in in- .
fect d sections. They livo on the
raoths and caterpillars and wherever
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tried they have done good work in ex-
terminating the pests.
They were delivered the other day
to George A. Phillips town , tree
warden , by John Schaffner of Dover.
A similar amount was delivered to
C. H. Southerland of Westwond who
has charge of the work in that town.
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speech "in that you . irev ? ? have : to take
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MOTH PERILS TREES
Army of Caterpillars Charge Up-
on Lawns and Public Parks.
Spraying , Individual Destruction and
Autumnal Precautions Are Recom-
mended by Chicago City Forester
-Invasion Last Year.
Chicago. An Invading army of tus-
sock moths has descended upon the
trees of Chicago and its suburbs. Un-
less strenuous methods are adopted
to check the advance of the devas-
tating horde the lindens , poplars and
willows of parks , driveways and pri ,
vate lawns are in danger of being dis I
mantled of foliage and ultimately de-
These are not the only members of
the tree family that the tussock moth
has chosen for its field of operations.
The horse chestnut , the dogwood and
a score of other shade producers and
ornamental shrubs that are the pride
of good citizens also are under at-
Park commissioners have declared
war upon the gorgeous caterpillar ,
which is the larva of the tussock moth.
City Forester J. H. Prost has issued
a bulletin of warning and advice. Tree
owners in many parts of the city have
appealed to the forester for aid and
complain that the tussock caterpil-
lar-which represents the ravaging
stage of the moth's development-is
running over everything outdoors and
even invading homes.
It may prove of small consolation
to know that the caterpillar of the
tussock moth is one of the most beau
tiful that science is familiar with. It
has a bright red head ; a velvety black
back , bordered with rich yellow
stripes ; four tufts of yellow hair
standing upright a little back of the
head ; a pair of long black plumes ,
suggestive of horns , extending for
ward from the head , and a single
plume for a tail.
They live upon the green matter of
leaves and , being gifted with abnor
mal appetites , It does not take very
long for a goodly company of the in.
vaders to defoliage a tree. They are
practically new comers to Chicago ,
though last year they became a source
of danger to the trees of certain sec
tions. This year , however , they sud
denly have become the cause of dis
may on the South , West and North
sides , while particular complaint
have been heard from the West sIde.
There are just three things to do.
according to the city forester :
Spray the foliage with arsenate of
. Destroy caterpillars by "squashing"
Gather cocoons and egg masses in
fall and burn them.
of red lines and blue lines , shaded
patches , dotted patches , showing the
results of these labors. Financially ,
the engineers are able to show pros-
pects of better results than were at
one time believed possible. Most of
their schemes show an estimated rev-
enue of three or four per cent. , and
for all of these the government of In-
dia is now prepared to advance funds.
"It is an Irony that the best soil
in this region is In those parts which
are farthest removed from the zones
of regular rainfall. In the future this
topsy-turvy arrangement of nature
will be of no consequence. The dry
and thirsty districts of Ahmednagar
and Its neighbors have a latent ca
pacity for becoming one of the rich-
est wheat-producing tracts in India.
When canals have made the country
Independent of the rainfall , even the
Deccan ryot may forget the meaning
of drought and the pain of turning his
wife's bangles into rupees every third
or fourth year.
"One of the greatest of the new
projects is the Godaveri river scheme.
This is nearing completion , and sev-
eral miles of its canals will be
brought into use in the coming mon-
soon. The distributing channels will
serve 240,000 acres of ground in
Nasik and Ahmednagar. The whole
catchment area surrounding the
sources of the Godaveri and its upper
tributaries , the Darna and Kadwa , is
brought under control for the benefit
of the scheme. This represents an
area of no less than 160 square
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Bad Teeth Make Many Ills
most important discovery was made
only recently. It Is that the health
of the entire body depends on healthy
teeth and healthy surrounding tissue.
It has been discovered that the dental
end of a nerve can manifest itself In
the eye , causing temporary blindness ;
that it can manifest itself in the ear ,
causing temporary deafness , and it
can manifest itself in the muscles ,
causing temporary paralysis and in
London Death Rate Low.
London.-In four weeks the death
rate in London averaged 10.8 per 1,000.
being 1.7 per 1,000 below the mean' '
rate in 'the corresponding periods of
the five years : 19059. There were
three cases of smallpox in the Metro-
politan asylum board and London
fever hospitals last week , the only
cases in London for the last thirteen
French Imports Grow.
Washington. - France's exports dur-
ing the first four months of this year
Increased i $25,400,000 , being $380,415-
159. while the increase in imports was
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All OVER NEBRASKA
For Killing His Sister.
Dixon County.-The dog , which
tried to' protect the sister' from the
hands of her brother , William Flege , ,
kept her dead body away : from the
hogs after she had been killed by her
brother , according to the testimony
of the hired man , Albert Eichten-
kamp , in the preliminary hearing of
the case of William Flege , charged
with the murder of his sister.
Flege was bound over to the dis
trict court and his bail fixed at $15
' 000 , which was furnished by his two
brothers , his brother-in-law and him
The hired man told a straightfor
ward story of the killing as he said
he saw it with his own eyes. He said
that he saw Flege and his sister come
down from the porch' and walk to the
front gate. He said they were quar
reling and when they reached the
front gate the dog interfered and
Flege kicked him so that he ran un
der the porch.
Eichtenkamp said that he saw
Flege gra'b his sister by the shoulder
and just as he was entering the barn
door he heard a shot , and turning ,
paw Louise on her knees. 'He said
that he walked a little farther into
the barn and then heard a second
shot , and when he again turned he
saw Louise lying on the ground.
The hired man said he went to the
fields to cultivate corn and when he
returned Louise was still lying in the
front yard and that the dog which
had tried to protect her when alive
was still guarding her while dead.
Capital Removal Association.
Hall County. - At a meeting ot
representatives of the several cities I
in the central part of the state last I
night an inter-cities organization un -
der the name of the Capital Removal
association was perfected , with Willis
Cadwell of Broken Bow , president ; C.
W. Brininger of Grand Island , vice
president ; Willard F. Bailey of
Kearney , secretary , and Joseph A.
Hayes of Central City , treasurer. In
the brief constitution adopted the
purpose of the organization is set
forth to be "to secure the removal of
the capital of Nebraska to such a lo
cation in the state as will best serve
the interests of all of the people of
the state without reference to any
special location , it being expressly
agreed by the members thereof that
the association shall not favor the in
terests of any one locality. "
Pioneer Lawyer Dead.
Douglas County.-Judge George
Baker Lake , for many years a lead-
ing jurist of this state , died at his
home in Omaha , aged eighty-four
years. The intense heat was parti-
ally responsible for his demise. He
is survived by ; his widow , one daugh-
ter , Mrs. Joy Morton , and a son , Mr.
Frederick . Lake. He came to Ne
braska in 1857. .
Securing Harvest Hands.
Dodge County.-Farmers about Fre-
mont are adopting a new means of
obtaining harvest hands. They are
applying in considerable number to
the Y. M. C. A. employment bureau ,
and their wants are being supplied in
large part. One farmer had a man at
work half an hour after he telephoned
In his request for help.
Trampled by a Beast.
Cuming County.-Carl Johnson , a
Well known and wealthy farmer liv :
ing east of West Point , met with a
serious accident while attempting to
drive a cow into his cattle shed , the
animal turning upon him with her
fore feet , fractured three ribs and
inflicted other serious injuries. Mr.
Johnson is 80 years of age.
Woman Accidentally Poisoned.
Red Willow County.-Mrs. Perry
Cathcart of Driftwood precinct , drank
carbolic acid in mistake for citrate of
magnesia , and died the same night.
. Burlington Spending Cash.
Phelps County. - Burlington ex
penditures for work and materials in-
cident to 1910 improvements in Hold-
rege may considerably exceed $100-
000. The large coal chute , built to re
place the one destroyed by the March
fire , is now practically completed. It
represents a cost of close to $12,500.
Rev. H. W. Lampe Returns to Korea.
Dixon County. - Rev. Henry W.
Lampe and his bride str-rted for St.
Paul , Minn. , where they take the Ca-
nadian Pacific for San Francisco , and
will leave that city August 9 for Ko
rea , where they engage in mission-
Pauper No More.
Otoe County. - George Newburn , for
many years a resident at the county
poor farm , has fallen heir to an es
tate of $2,0f , which f was left him
by fcis father , who resided in Logan
county , Nebraska. The estate was
discovered by the county attorney
who was looking up some other mat-
ters. Newburn's wife has beeen liv
ing in Nebraska City , taking in
Organize Health Board.
Red Willow County. At a meeting
of the county commissioners of Red
Willow county , a county board of
health , was organized. The rules of
Nebraska state board of health were
adopted ! for present necessities
Good News for Teddy.
Kearney County. - Mr. and Mrs.
Chris Nelson of near Upland' are the
parents of three baby girls born July
27. Their weights are respectively
6 % , 5 and 3 % pounds , are perfectly
formed and are strong and healthy.
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State to Enforce Irrigation Law.
Assistant Attorney General Ayres
has gone to North Platte for the pur
pose of asking a judge of the district
court to dissolve the restraining order
Issued by the county judge of Scotts
Bluff county. The county judge has
issued a temporary order to prevent
the state board of irrigation from
closing the headgate of the Gering Ir-
rigation company. As Scotts Bluff
county and Lincoln county are in the
same judicial district , a district judge
in the latter county has jurisdiction
over the subject matter and has power
to dissolve tie county Judge's order.
In Lincoln county there is situated the
North Platte Land and Improvement
company , which under the state law is
claimant No. 1 and has priority over
all other claimants for water from the
North Platte river. The state board ,
comprising Governor Shallenberger ,
Attorney : General Thompson and Land
Commissioner Cowles , recently or
dered claimants for water to close
their headgates and take water from
the river in the order of their prority. ;
This order was deemed necessary on
account of the scarcity of water in
the North Platte.
Nebraska a Leading Shorthorn State.
Only three states in the union will
receive as high as $1,500 from the
shorthorn breeders' association to-
ward the shorthorn exhibits of the
country this year. The states are Ne
braska , Iowa and Minnesota. Upon
investigation it was shown that Ne-
braska was entitled to as much con-
sideration as a shorthorn state as any
state in the county , and so she was
placed this year among the top notch-
ers. Those who attend the different
state fairs of the county have been
aware of this for some years , 'but ' it
was not until this year that the board
of directors of the shorthorn associa-
tion could be made to see the wrong
position in whic . Nebraska has been
placed in former years , and the new '
board promptly changed the record
BO that this state is placed in the first
class. Visitors to the state fair this
year , September 5 to 9 , will probably
see the advantage gained in the in
creased exhibits of shorthorn cattle.
To Fill the Vacancy.
Miss Rilla T. Ferguson has been
appointed to fill the vacancy of county
superintendent left 'by ' the death of
Superintendent Burkett. Miss Fergu-
son -was for a number of years assist-
ant to former 'Superintendent Bow
man when he held the office in Lan-
caster county. She will now hold the
office until November , when a superin-
tendent will be elected to fill the va-
cancy until the term expires January
1 , 1912.
Will Be the Greatest.
Secretary Mellor says the state fair
to be held September 5 to 9 promises
to be the greatest , not only in the
history of the fairs of Nebraska , but
of any fairs which have been held in
the west. The entries in all depart
ments have been large and will crowd
the space allotted. It is feared by the
management that unless better facili
ties are added they will , in some cases
be enable to accommodate all ex
Has the Time of His Life.
Jack Best , of the state university
who is enjoying a vacation at his old
home in England , writes Dean C. E.
Bessey that he is having the time of
his life.- He feels as lively as when a
boy roaming through a forest that is .
now Penge recreation ground , a moat
beautiful spot , as shown by a picture
sent. He ' s visiting his brother , who
ust reached his eighty-seventh birth-
Will Go to Louisiana.
Professor Albert T. Bell , professor
of botany in Nebraska Wesleyan uni-
versity for the past eight or ten years
has been appointed professor of bot-
any in the Louisiana state university
at Baton Rouge. He succeeds Profes-
sor Ernest A. Bessey , who goes to the
Michigan state agricultural college at
State Fair Railroad Rates.
Secretary W. R. Mellor has received
notice that a round trip rate of one
and one-half cents has been granted
by railroads for the Nebraska state
air. [ This rate is to be given 'by all
of the leading roads ! for stations where
the fare is more than one dollar.
The state railway commission has
ssued an order requiring the Lincoln
Traction company to give to the city
of Havelock after September 15 , the
same rate that is given on all other
suburban lines of the company , a six : . '
'or a quarter fare , or five cents for a
Lots of Automobiles.
The number or automobiles re-
turned by county assessors to the
state board of equalization will be
double the number returned in 1909.
in that year there were returned 3,611 ,
while with six counties not yet report-
ed , there has been returned a total
of 6,481. April 1 when the assess
ment was made there were registered
in the office of the secretary of state
n total of 9,286 machines , and the
y.ar before a total . / 5 8"7
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