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POOR RETURN FOR CHIVALRY
Incident That Probably Has Forever
Chivalrous Mr. Jones purposely
dropped a fifty-cent piece at the foot
of a poorly dressed woman who
passed through the Subway turnstile
loudly lamenting that the ticket agent
had cheated her out of half a dollar ,
then he picked the money up and
gave it to her.
"Excuse me , madame , " said Mr.
Jones , "I think you dropped this. "
"Oh , no , " she said , "it can't be
mine. Perhaps you dropped it , your
"Oh , no , " said Mr. Jones. "It is
yours , I am sure. I picked it up just
as you passed. "
She took the money , and hurried
after another man who had passed at
the time the money dropped.
"Excuse me , sir , " she said , "I think
you lost this. "
"Thanks , " said the other man , and
Jumped aboard a train that was ready
" ! " said chivalrous Mr ,
Jones. New York Times.
Gwendolyn She is not going to
Itop at that resort any longer.
Genevieve What is the reason , no
den there ?
Gwendolyn Not that exactly. There
IB one lone man , who has proposed
to all of the girls but her , and she
feels so out of place when they are
holding an experience meeting.
An Unlaureled Hero.
Here is a niche in the Hall of Fame
for Seth A. Eaton , a rural mail car
rier from the Middleboro post office ,
who , surrounded by woodland fire , his
horse lying on the ground stifled with
smoke , his own hair singed , his hat
"burned and one side of his face and
Lands blistered , was still mindful of
duty and saved the mail he v/as car
rying by burying it in the sand before
he fought through the line of fire to
safety. Not all the heroes tread the
battlefield. Fall River Herald.
A Book Agent's Order.
First Book Agent Did you receive
an order at that house I just saw you
come out of ?
Second Book Agent Yes , I was
told to "git"
COMES A TIME
When Coffee Shows What It Has Been
"Of late years coffee has disagreed
with me , " writes a matron from Rome ,
"Its lightest punishment being to
make me 'logy' and dizzy , and it seem
ed to thicken up my blood.
"The heaviest was when it upset my
stomach completely , destroying my ap
petite and making me nervous and ir
ritable , and sent me to my bed. After
one of these attacks , in which I nearly
lost my life , I concluded to quit the
coffee and try Postum.
"It went right to the spot ! I found
it not only a most palatable and re
freshing beverage , but a food as well.
"All my aflments , the 'loginess * and
dizziness , the unsatisfactory condition
of my blood , my nervousness and irri
tability disappeared in short order
and my sorely afflicted stomach began
quickly to recover. I began to rebuild
and have steadily continued until now.
Have a good appetite and am rejoicing
in sound health which I owe to the use
of Postum. " Name given by Postum
Co. , Battle Creek , Mich.
Read the little Book "The Road to
Wellville , " in pkgs. "There's a reason. "
Ever read the above letter ? A nctv
erne appears from time to time , They
are genuine , true , aad foil of
NEBRASKA AS IT
SHOULD BE KNOWN
[ This paper was read before the Ne
braska Press association at Its meeting
In Omaha , June 5-6-7 , by Will M. Maupln ,
of Lincoln , Nebr. ]
We of Nebraska should know , and
knowing tell the world , what Nebras
ka is and is to be ; what Nebraska
offers to the homeseeker , the invest
ment seeker and the health seeker ;
what hidden potentialities for human
happiness lie dormant in her fertile
soil , and what she is annually con
tributing to the sum total of the
world's created wealth.
In the beginning of this necessari
ly brief paper I want to say , and say
emphatically , that the last session of
the Nebraska legislature , which per
formed many good deeds , neglected
the ripest opportunity ever offered a
legislature to confer a lasting benefit
upon the state. I refer to its failure
and neglect to make the initial ap
propriation for a Bureau of Publicity
and Immigration. There was no
reasonable ground for opposition to
the measure ; no reasonable objection
in economy. In fact there was no
opposition to the bill. But , unfor
tunately , it did not offer opportuni
ties for log-rolling and trading. It
had behind it the solid backing of
every enterprising organization in
the state , of every wide-awake man
who is anxious to see Nebraska take
her rightful place among the states
of the republic. But because legisla
tion today has become largely a mat
ter of "You tickle me and I'll tickle
you ; " so largely a matter of trade
and barter , this splendid measure
calculated to give us a start in the
great work of making the truth about
Nebraska known to the world , was
allowed to die of inanition , of mal
nutrition , of sheer neglect. And in
doing BO the legislature worked a
grave injury to the commonwealth.
States , like corporations and part
nership and firms must advertise in
these strenuous days or fall to the
rear. Constant , persistent , insistent ,
intelligent advertising is the keynote
of success in any business , and there
is no greater or more important busi
ness than the building of a state.
But there is a condition precedent
to intelligent advertising. The con
structor of the advertising must
know what he is advertising. No
man engaged in advertisement build
ing can hope ever to know too much
about the business or the goods he
is exploiting. It is all well enough
for the newspaper men of Nebraska
to claim that they are constantly ad
vertising Nebraska , but the plain ,
unvarnished truth is that they are
not doing it as it should be done , and
for the very simple reason that they
do not know all they should know
about Nebraska. I have lived in this
state for a quarter of a century
longer by several years than the
average Nebraska editor. I have
tried in my weak way to advertise
Nebraska to the world , and I thought
for years I knew Nebraska pretty
thoroughly. Something like six years
ago I began studying Nebraska from
a different angle. Formerly I had
studied it from a car window or in
political conventions or by converse
with friends in my office. Now , af
ter studying Nebraska for six years
as any merchant studies his stock
any successful merchant , I mean
I have just begun to realize that
what I knew of Nebraska up until
six years ago was as nothing , and
that if I keep on acquiring knowledge
for the next six or eight years as I
have during the past six or eight , at
the end of that time my knowledge
of this great state may qualify me to
emerge from the kindergarten class
and enter the first primary. The
longest span of human life in this
age would not suffice to enable one
to graduate from the great school
wherein knowledge of Nebraska is
Merely as a basis upon which to
work intelligently while you study , I
purpose giving you some concrete
facts about our beloved state. I will
not waste your time in detailing bald
statistics. The average human mind
can not think in millions. Statistical
tables appeal only to statisticians.
Columns of figures frighten and repel
the average man. Because of this
I undertook , while serving as chief of
the statistical bureau of the state , to
present the statistics about Nebras
ka in a more attractive form than the
usual table of figures. I hope I may
be pardoned if I lay claim to having
achieved some measure of success in
advertising Nebraska abroad. I am
of the opinion that the crop statis
tics of Nebraska , and all other statis
tics , received a wider range of pub
licity under the plan I adopted than
they had achieved before. One bul
letin of comparative statistics
reached a circulation of 70,000 with
requests for upwards of 250,000 more.
And such great journals as Collier's ,
Leslie's "Weekly , Munsey's Magazine
and the Cosmopolitan , to say nothing
of the great daily newspapers , gave
free to Nebraska a measure of pub
licity that could not have been pur
chased with money.
Now , here are some facts about Ne
braska , tersely told , that will serve
as the basis of many a good adver
tisement of Nebraska :
Nebraska was admitted to the
union in March , 1867 , and is there
fore forty-four years old six years
less than half a century. All this
progress , all this wonderful develop
ment , has been wrought in less than
fifty years. Civilization' ! ; history
records nothing like it.
Seventy-seven thousand square
miles of territory , 415 miler east and
west and 205 miles north and south.
Forty-nine million acres , eighteen
million acres cultivated. Upon these
eighteen million cultivated acres Ne
braska In 1910 raised upwards of
$400,000,000 worth of grains and
grasses. Of the thirty million uncul
tivated acres more than one-half are
just as good for corn , wheat , oats ,
rye , barley , alfalfa , potatoes , broom
corn , etc. , as the eighteen million cul
tivated acres , and one-half of the re
maining acreage will in time , under
intelligent cultivation and proper
knowledge of the conditions to be
met , be added to the wealth produc
ing area. It took Nebraskans more
than a quarter of a century to learn
that they could not adapt Nebraska
soil to the Nebraska man. Then
came the most wonderful discovery of
the age the discovery that by adapt
ing the man to the soil , Nebraska
could be made the greatest agricul
tural wealth producer in the world.
Since that discovery every year has
seen hundreds of thousands of acres'
of soil , heretofore considered worth
less , brought into cultivation and
yielding returns that are so astonish
ing that it is hard to make people be
lieve the truth. There is room in Ne
braska for a half million more till
ers of the soil who will till intelli
gently. Landseer , when asked what
he mixed his paints with , replied ,
"With brains ! " And there is no bet
ter fertilizer than brains.
Nebraska is the fourth largest
corn producing state , and the young
est of the three , raising more corn to
the acre than any other state.
Nebraska is the fourth largest
wheat producing state , and the
youngest of the three raising more
wheat to the acre than any other
Nebraska is the fourth largest pro
ducer of oats , and the youngest of
the four , only one state excelling her
in production per acre.
Nebraska is the third largest pro
ducer of sugar beets.
Nebraska manufactures more but
ter per capita than any other state ,
and her dairy industry is in its in
Nor is Nebraska alone an agricul
tural and live stock state. Twenty-
five years ago we shipped in prac
tically every manufactured article we
consumed. Last year our total manu
factured products were approximate
ly worth $250,000,000 , or almost one-
half as much as our total of agricul
tural products and live stock. Start
ling as it may sound , there is no
state making such rapid strides in
manufacturing lines as Nebraska.
There is a reason. A dollar invested
in Nebraska manufacturing establish
ments brings a greater return than
a dollar invested in any other state.
But , as I said early in this paper ,
the human mind can not think in
terms of millions. If I say that in
1,910 Nebraska produced 36,000,000
pounds of butter we merely smile
and say , "that's some butter. " But
you'll probably sit up and take no
tice when I tell you that if all that
butter were packed in pound cartons ,
and the cartons stacked up end on
end , it would make a column of but
ter two and one-half inchs square and
285 miles high ; or if loaded into
standard freight cars it would make
a train over thirty miles long !
In 1910 Nebraska hens produced
102,000,000 dozen eggs one billion ,
two hundred million eggs. Placed
end to end they would reach once and
a half times around the world , and
they were worth more money than
all the gold and silver dug out of
any one state in this Union during
the same year. Imagine , if you can ,
all those eggs rolled into one big
egg , and then imagine a hen big
enough to be the author thereof.
With one scratch of her foot she
could excavate enough dirt to make
a basement for a City National Bank
building , and throw the dirt across
the Missouri river.
Ever hear of "King Cotton ? " Texas
is the greatest cotton producing state ,
yet her 1910 crop of cotton was not
worth as much as Nebraska's corn
and wheat crop by $30,000,000. The
total tobacco production of the Na
tion last year wasn't worth as much
as last year's crop of Nebraska corn ,
and it wasn't our best corn year ,
either. Pennsylvania is the greatest
coal producing state , but her coal
output last year was not worth as
much at the mine mouth as the grain ,
hay and live stock of Nebraska on the
farmsteads. All the gold dug from
Uncle Sam's soil in 1910 wouldn't pay
for Nebraska corn and wheat in 1910.
And mind you , this with less than
one-half her fertile soil under cultiva
tion , and that less than half not yet
intensely farmed so as to produce the
Let us load upon freight cars all
the grain , grasses , live stock , butter ,
eggs , poultry , potatoes and sugar
beets produced in Nebraska in 1910.
Would they make a train long enough
to reach from Omaha to Sidney ? Yes ,
and then some. From Omaha to Salt
Lake ? Yes , and a bit further. From
Omaha to San Francisco ? Yes , and
a little further. Well , how long ? In
order to get a main line track long
enough to hold that train it would be
necessary to bridge the Atlantic
ocean , the English channel and the
Baltic sea. With the caboose of that
train in St. Petersburg , the conductor
who carried orders to the engineer in
the cab would have to walk and walk
and walk until he reached an engine
that projected out into the Pacific
ocean fourteen hundred miles west of
San Francisco , for that train would
be ten thousand and four miles long.
In 1910 Nebraska , with a population
of less than a million and a half of
people , produced more from her soil
than Japan , with forty million people ,
produced and purchased from other
nations. The per capita of agricultur
al wealth production of Nebraska in
1910 was greater than that of any
other state. Her two main cereals ,
corn and wheat , were worth more
than the nation's output of copper ;
her four main cereals , corn , wheat ,
oats and rye , were worth more than
the nation's output of iron ore ; her
butter , eggs and poultry were worth
practically as much as the nation's
output of crude petroleum ; her hay
output was worth more than Alaska's
output of precious metals , and her
baby crop worth more than the baby
crop of all the other states combined.
You think you know Nebraska ? I
doubt if there is an editor here who
is familiar with the history , the pro
ductivity and the resources of his own
county. Nebraska a desert ! What
other state has as many miles of riv
ers within her borders ? Nebraska
has over 800 miles of Platte river
wholly within her confines. And with
the Blue , the Nemahas , the Loups ,
Pine , Stinking Water , Republican ,
Salt , and creeks too numerous to men
tion , she possesses an undeveloped
water power that would rival Niagara.
She ought to be manufacturing from
Nebraska grown raw material every
finished product that humanity eats
and wears , and pretty near everything
that humanity uses , using Nebraska
power and paying wages to Nebraska
I claim that Nebraska , with more
to advertise than any other state , is
the least known state at home or
abroad of any state in the Union.
Kansas spends $30,000 a year in pub
licity and immigration work ; Missouri
spends $40,000 a year Colorado spends
$15,000 a year ; Washington and Oregon
gen spend $25,000 a year each ; Cali
fornia spends a quarter of a million
Nebraska doesn't spend a dollar.
Any wonder thousands pass us by to
invest in the higher priced and less
productive lands of the northwest ?
Any wonder that Canada is getting
some of Nebraska's best ? Any won
der that the Nebraskan in New York
who undertakes to tell some of the
real facts about Nebraska is laughed
at and set down as a chronic prevaricator
Time that we made Nebraska
known to all the world ! High time
that we acquaint the world with the
marvelous improvement that has been
wrought within her borders in less
than a generation ! High time that
we let the world know that right here
in the heart of the once "Great
American Desert" we have builded
in less than a generation a state that
stands at tfie front in education , that
stands at the front in wealth produc
tion per capita , that stands at the
front in development of manufactur
ing , that leads all other states in civic
reforms and accomplishes them with
out revolution and wholly by thought
ful study and intelligent progress.
But before we can adequately tell
the world we must first know Ne
braska. So this is the message I
bring you , fellow newspaper men : Let
us study Nebraska , study her history ,
her resources and her possibilities , to
the end that we may be fitted to ad
vertise our beloved state to all the
world for what she is the most pro
ductive , progressive and pushing ; the
most enterprising , energetic and en
thusiastic ; the most intelligent , in
dustrious and inspiring in short , the
greatest area of productivity peopled
by the most progressive people in all
This toast I give to you :
"Nebraska , the producer of the best
of all things ; of bad things the pos
sessor of least ; a state without a
'bread line' or a child sent breakfast-
less to school ; with a future unlimited
and a past to be proud of ; a state of
homes and schools and churches her
greater development our duty , her
bounty our sufficient reward. "
O , the glories of Nebraska ! "With her
fields of waving grain ;
With their promises of plenty 'neath the
summer sun and rain.
Rippling wheat fast turning yellow for
the liarvest soon to be :
Rustling cornblades in the breezes mak
ing sweetest melody :
Billowed fields of scented clover curing
'neath the skies of blue :
Sunny slopes , and shaded valleys with
the clear streams rippling through
Over all is peace and comfort , not a trace
of sorrow's pall.
And lo live in Old Nebraska is the great
est joy of all !
O. the glories of Nebraska ! Far abroad
her stores are spread :
From the measure of her harvests are
the distant nations fed.
Here within her wide dominions , wrought
from stretch of desert lands.
Is the greatest work of progress ever
wrought by human hands ;
Here , within a generation , we have
builded. strong and great ,
On a. deep and sure foundation , a pro
gressive , happy state.
And at even , resting , list'ning to the
children's laughing call
Say , just living in Nebraska is the great
est joy of nil !
O. the glories of Nebraska ! Like an
Kdun Garden spread :
Filled with nature's fruits and flowers ,
and a blue s-ky overhead.
Like that "Land of Milk and Honey" that
the Israelltlsh spies
Said spread out across old Jordan to de
light their wond'ring eyes :
Like old Caanan seen by Moses as he
viewed the landscape o'er ,
"With that country's richest treaures laid
before him and some more.
O , there's lots of joy in living where the
streams of plenty fiow ,
And to live in old Nebraska is the great
est man may know !
O , the glories of Nebraska ! Sing her
praises full and free !
Wontlerous past that's but the promise
of the greatness ye * to be ;
Pouring forth her wealth of products as
from Plenty's Goldefc. Horn ,
Filling all the world's storehouses with
her crops of wheat and corn.
Spread between the mighty river and the
mountains of the west ,
Fairest land in all creation , by the God
of Bounty blest.
And from rose of early dawning till the
long , gray shadows fall
Jus * to live in Old Nebraska Is the great
est joy of all.
The Asylum Murder.
Lincoln , Neb. The coroner's jury
which investigated the death of
Charles Brookman. killed Saturday
night by Martin Skew , of Omaha , at
the Insane asylum , brought in a ver
dict exonerating the authorities of
the institution of any blame in the
matter. The overcrowded condition
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
in tfte Clrcfe ,
on evoro Package of tfia Genuine.
DO. NOT LET ANY DEALER
' DECEIVE YOU , ;
SYRUP OF FIGS AND ELIXIR OF SENNA HAS GIVEN
UNIVERSAL SATISFACTION FOR MORETHAN THIRTY YEARS
FAST , AND ITS WONDERFUL SUCCESS HAS LED UNSCRUPULOUS -
SCRUPULOUS MANUFACTURERS OF LMITATIONS TO OFFER
INFERIOR PREPARATIONS UNDER SIMILAR NAMES AND
COSTING THE DEALER LESS ; THEREFORE , WHEN BUYING ,
RUNTED STRAIGHT ACROS3.NEAR THE BOTTOM. AND IN
THE CIRCLENEAR THE TOP OF EVERY PACKAGE.OFTHE
CENUINE. REGULAR PRICE 50e PER BOTTLE ; ONE SIZE MINIATURE F1CTURE
ONLY. FOR SALE BY ALL LEADING DRUGGISTS.
SYRUP OF FICS AND ELIXIR OF SENNA IS THE MOST PLEASANT. WHOLE.
SOME AND EFFECTIVE REMEDY FOR STOMACH TROUBLES. HEADACHES
AND BILIOUSNESS DUE TO CONSTIPATION. AND TO GET ITS BENEFICIAL
EFFECTS IT IS NECESSARY TO BUY THE ORIGINAL AND ONLY GENUINE
WHICH IS MANUFACTURED BY THE
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP Co
Peggy Didn't the lawyer know you
were an actress ?
Kitty Gracious , no ! He offered to
get my divorce without any pub
That Might Be Inducement.
It was during the hot spell and on
the hottest night of the week that a
South Side teacher took a number of
her little charges for a car ride. In
the public square they piled out and
were marched to the telescope set up
by a man who vends peeps at the
heavenly bodies at so much per peep.
The children were told that they
might look at the moon , a little lec
ture accompanying the lesson that the
moon was a cold bed } ' .
"Teacher , " spoke up one little South
Sider , "when you look through the
glass does your face get cold ? "
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA , a safe and sure remedy for
infants and children , and see that it
Bears th $
In Use For Over 30 Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria
Willis He calls himself a human
Gillis No wonder ; everything he
has on is charged. Judge.
How can a man expect his wife to
be interested in his business when
half the time he doesn't know the
color of her last new dress ?
Mrs. "U'lnsIoWs Sootningr Syrup for Children
teething , softens the gums , reduces Inflamma
tion , allays pain , cures ivlud colic. 25c a bottle.
Our idea of a true philosopher is a
man who is able to explain away his
faults to the satisfaction of himself.
When a laxative is needed , take the al-
v.-avs * potent Garfield Tea. Composed of
Many self-made men forget to make
Chew and smoke nntazed toDacco. cheap and
undoped. Mcriwether & Edwards. Clarksville.Tenn.
Many a man has discovered that
popularity is not worth the price.
Why Rent a Farm
and be compelled to pay to your landlord most
of your hard-earned profits ? Own your own
form. Secure a Free Homestead in
_ Manitoba , Saskatchewan or
Alberta , or purchase
land In one oftnee
districts and bank a
profit of $10.0O or
912.0O an &cre
yean ago at $ lu.pp an
acre has recently
chanced hands at
$25.00 an acre. The
crops grown on. these
lands warrant the
advance. You can
by cattleraisinrdairyin rraixed
fanning and grain growing 'in
the provinces of Manitoba ,
Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Free homestead aad pre
emption areas , as well as land
held by railway and land com
panies , will provide homes
Adaptable soli , healthful
climate , splendid schools
and churches.stood railways.
For settlers' rates , descriptive
literature "Last Best West , ' how
to reach tfcecountrv and other par
ticulars , write to Bnp't of Immi
gration , Ottawa , Canada , or to the
Canadian Government Agent.
L T Mats. 315 Jidcsoo SI , St. Pint , Klnn.
J.M.H LjdiJin. Drwr197. fjtrrtinr3.S D.
( Use address nearest you. ) 83
Instead of Liquid
Antiseptics or Peroxide
100,000 people last year used
Paxtine Toilet Antiseptic
The new toilet germicide powder to bo
dissolved in water as needed.
For all toilet and hygienic uses it is
better and more economical.
To save and beautify the
teeth , remove tartar and
To disinfect the mouth , de
stroy disease germs , and
purify the "breath.
To keep artificial teeth and
bridgework clean , odorless
To remove nicotine from the teeth and
purify the breath after smoking.
To eradicate perspiration and body
odors by sponge bathing.
The best antiseptic wash known.
Relieves and strengthens tired , weak ,
inflamedeyes. Heals sorethroat , wounds
and cuts. 25 and 50 cts. a box , druggists
or by mail postpaid. Sample Free.
THE PAXTON TOILETCO.BosTON.NU s.
Is Clogged Up
Thaf Why You're Tired Out of Sort *
Have No Appetite.
will put you right CARTER'S
in a few days. ITTLE
They do IYER
their duty. PILLS.
Biliousness , Indigestion and Sick Headache
SMALL PILL , SMALL DOSE , SMALL PRICK ,
Genuine must bear Signature
LIVE STOCK AND
In great variety for sale at the lowest prices by
W 8TKR5 KEffSFAPEB CTIOil , SWT.UtM , St. ,
The Human Heart
The heart is a wonderful double pump , through the
action of which the blood stream is kept sweeping
'round and round through the body at the rate of seven
miles on hour. "Remember this , that our bodies
will not stand the strain of over-work without good ,
pure blood any more than the engine can run smooth
ly without oil. ' * After many years of study in the
active practice of medicine , Dr. R. V. Pierce found
that when the stomach was out of order , the blood
impure and there were symptoms of general break
' down , a tonic mads of the glyceric extract of certain
'roots was the best corrective. This he called
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
Being made without alcohol this " Medical "
, Discovery" helps the stomach to
assimilate the food , thereby curing dyspepsia. It is especially adapted to diseases
attended witb excessive tissue waste , notably in convalescence from various
fevers , for thin-blooded people and those who are always ' * catching cold. "
Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Medical Adviser is sent on receipt of 31 one-
cent stamps for the French cloth-bound book of 1008 pages. Address Dr
R. V. Pierce , No. 663 Main Street , Buffalo , N. Y.