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By COLUMBUS JOURNAL CO.
President Roosevelt proposes to re
appoint William Barret Ridgely of
Springfield- as controller of the cur
rency. Ridgely's term of office does
not expire for several months.
In the report to the secretary of war
for the last fiscal year Commissary
General J. F. Weston points out that
the losses of stores and property for
the use of the army has been remark
The International Harvester Com
pany of America has purchased the
Vulcan works near Ndorkoeping,
Sweden. A Swedish corporation will
be formed to manufacture harvesting
The president has directed the ap
pointment of Colonel Henry G. Sharpe
to be chief commissary of subsistence
with the rank of brigadier general, to
succeed General John F. Weston, pro
moted to major general.
Most Rev. P. W. Riordan, arch
bishop of San Francisco, was received
in home by Cardinal Gotti, prefect of
the congregation of the propaganda, to
whom he presented a report on the af
fairs of the archdiocese.
The Duluth Missaba & Northern
railroad, one of the big ore roads of
the steel corporation, is to build in
Duluth what will be the largest ore
dock in the world. It will cost in the
neighborhood of $600,000.
The licenses of ten mates, pilots,
pasters and engineers at San Fran
cisco were revoked by United States
steismboat inspectors. The action in
each case was for the reason that their
naturalization papers were obtained by,
Under the will of the late Frank
Harvey Ceilley of Boston a bequest of
170.000 is left to the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology for the equip
ment and manitenance of the proposed
Walker memorial building of the in
stitute. The resignation of William F. Pow
ell as United States minister to Hayti
has been submitted to the president
and accepted. As his successor the
president has determined upon Dr. H.
W. Furniss of Indianapolis, Ind., a
A permanent national advertising
association, to be known as the Ameri
can Federation of Advertising Clubs,
was perfected at the convention being
held in Chicago. Among the officers
elected was John II. Phillips of St
Louis, chosen treasurer.
Chester Donaldson, the American
consul at Managua, whose exequatur
was withdrawn by the Nicaraguan
government because of his representa
tions to President Zelaya in behalf of
William Albers, an imprisoned Ameri
can, has arrived in Washington.
The correspondent of the London
Daily Mail of Madrid says that fear
ing an attack by a British torpedo
boat, the bandits of the Anjora tribe
released the two British officers, Cap
tain Crowther and Lieutenant Ham
mon, who have arrived at Ceuta.
The parents of ' Sam Sh'ubert, the
theatrical manager, who was mortally
injured in the wreck of the Pennsyl
vania railroad's Chicago express last
May, brought suit in the United States
court at New York for $200,000 dam
ages against the railroad company.
It is understood in manufacturing
circles at Fall Rivers, Mass., that with
in a short time the Fall River Cotton
Manufacturers' Association will grant
an advance in wages to the operatives,
of whom there are now upward of
25,000 employed in association mills.
The negro Baptist convention of
Texas, in session at Waco, adopted a
resolution commending John D. Rocke
feller and saying that in the opinion
of the convention he was an inspired
giver. They also commended what he
had done for the advancement of edu
cation and religion in the religious
Ex-Governor James S. Hogg Is lying
111 at a hotel in Fort Worth, Tex. He
was en route to a health resort when
lie had to stop. The big ex-governor,
who weighs over 300 pounds, has
dropsy and his physicians say unless
he is tapped at once he cannot sur
vive. He declines to submit to the op
eration, saying if his time has come
he will go.
An important change of officials of
the state department has been de
termined upon by the president and
Secretary Root. Col. William H.
Michaal, formerly of Nebraska, who
has been chief clerk of the department
since the late John Sherman was sec
retary of state is to be succeeded by
Charles Denby of Jndiana, a son of
the late Charles Denby, one time !
United States minister to China. Col
onel Michael is to be transferred to an
important post in the consular service.
Samuel Sutcliffe, chief of the bureau
of street cleaning at Philadelphia re
signed his $4,000 position.
The Pennsylvania railroad announc
ed that it has placed orders for 500 lo
comotives and will shortly let con
tracts for the building of 15,000 freight
Protesting his innocence to the last,
John Rooney was hanged at Bismarck,
N. D., for the murder of Harold
Sweet August 26, 1902.
Bubonic plague has sgain appeared
on the line of the trans-Siberian rail
road, which from now on win be
crowded with returning troops.
Secretary tev i? said to have been
offered the presidency of a trust com
pany. Thomas Miller Day, last, but one of
the famous Yale class of 1837, editor
and proprietor of the Hartford Cour
ant, 1855 to 1866, died a few days ago
of bronchitis. He was 87 years old.
la two weeks practically the entire
sum of $25,000, required for a memor
ial to the late Mayor Collins of Boston
After three weeks of effort an& the
examination of over 100 talesmen, one
as was found in Chicago who swore
ftp aroyJdgiTe the accused a fajtrlal.
Large Sale of Razors.
A Sheffield (England) writer. In
ommenting on the desirability of tfttf
American market for razors, declares
that more razors are bought in Ameri
ca for each man than in any country
of the world.
Men Show Such Bad Judgment.
A Somerville girl of 43 is -so roman
trc that she still has all the valen
tines that she ever received, and looks
them over every little while. She
isn't married yet Sommerville Jour
nal. GREAT SONG WRITER.
Paul Dresser, the Popular Composer,
Cured by Doan's Kidney Pills.
Paul Dresser of New York, author
of "Banks of the Wabash" and many
other great song hits,
Gentlemen: I wish
to recommend Doan's
Kidney Pills, in the
hope that my en
dorsement will be
read by some of the
many thousands of
sufferers from kidney
complaint I was so
wretched from this malady that I
could not sleep, rest nor eat, and had
a weak and aching back. Doan's Kid
ney Pills effectually cured me, and I
wish that others may know.
(Signed) PAUL DRESSER.
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo. N. Y.
Soap from Pompeii.
A few years ago a soap-boiler's shop
was discovered in Pompeii, having
been buried beneath that terrible rain
of ashes that fell upon the city 79
A. D. The soap found in the shop
had not lost its efficacy, although it
had been buried 1,800 years.
Insist on Getting It
Some grocers say they don't keep
Defiance Starch. This is because they
have a stock on hand of other brands
containing only 12 oz. in a package,
which they won't be able to sell first,
because Defiance contains 16 oz. for
the same money.
Do you want 16 oz. instead of 12 oz.
for same money? Then buy Defiance
Starch. Requires no cooking.
Origin of Some Spanish Titles.
Spain is said to contain 470,000 "no
bles," many of whom owe their titles,
such as they are, to the half mad and
wholly bad Philip II, who used to cre
ate them in batches of 100 at a time
at a uniform price of $50 a bead.
Piso'sCure for Consumption is an infallible
medicine for coughs and colds. X. VT. SAXUCfe
Ocean Grove, N. J., Feb. 17, 1900.
Has Lots of Leisure Now.
Cupid used to be overworked until
he invented the marriage ceremony.
Mm. inalow'a Soothlaj? Syrap.
for children teething, soften the guns, reduce a
SammmUun, allays pain, cores wind colic 25cboCUa
Happy the preacher who can invent
a pocketbook that cannot be left at
home on Sundays. Henry F. Cope in
FARMS FOR RENT OR SALK ON CROP
payments. J. MULHALL, Sioux City, Is.
Three Things to Ascertain.
There was a time when ministers
used commonly to consider the sub
jects for their sermons under three
heads. A famous user of redundant
pronouns, taking for text, "The devil
goeth about as a roaring lion," pro
posed to consider, "first who the devil
he is; secondly, why the devil he go
eth. about: and, thirdly and lastly,
what the devil is he roaring at"
Coating for Gilt Frames.
For gilt frames which are not quite
of the best quality a good thing is a
coating of clear parachment size over
the gilding, as this prevents the dark
ening and discoloring of the gold, and
alsa allows of the frames being light
ly wiped over occasionally with a
clean moist sponge, this being al
lowed to dry of itself.
Antiquity of Ropemaking.
Although the namo of the first rope
maker and that of the land in which
he practiced his art have both been
lost to history, Egyptian sculptures
prove that the art was practiced at
least 2,000 years before the time of
Pawnbroking in London.
More than 15,000,000 visits are paid
every year to London pawnbrokers
The exact figures are on an average
50,300 times a day. Throughout the
whole country the number of pledges
is said to amount to 190,000,000 pel
THE SECRET OF YOUTH.
De Soto looked for the secret ol
youth in a spring of gushing, life
giving waters, which he was sure he
would find in the New World. Al
chemists and sages (thousands of
them), have spent their lives in quest
for it, but it is only found by those
happy people who can digest and as
similate the right food which keeps
the physical body perfect that peace
and comfort are the sure results.
A remarkable man of 94 says: "For
many long years I. suffered more 01
less with chronic costiveness and
painful indigestioa. This condition
made life a great burden to me, as
you may well imagine.
"Two years ago I began to use
Grape-Nuts as food, and am thankful
that I did. It has been a blessing to
me in every way. I first noticed that
it had restored my digestion. This
was a great gain but was nothing tc
compare in importance with the fact
that in a short time my bowels were
restored to free and normal action.
"The cure seemed to be complete;
for two years I have had none of the
old trouble. I use the Grape-Nuts
food every morning for breakfast and
frequently eat nothing else. The use
has made me comfortable and happy
and although I will be 94 years old
next fall, I have become strong and
supple again, erect in figure and can
walk with anybody and enjoy it"
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich. "There's a reason."
Read the little book. The Road It
STfJllffiS." & ejgry pfe
ttewlPanenger Traffic Manager" fir
the Santa Fe Road.
William J. Black, who has just been
promoted by the Santa Fe railroad to
be passenger traffic manager of the
entire system, with headquarters in
Chicago, was born Oct 3, 1864, in
St. Louis, and has been in the rail
way service since 1879, beginning as
an office boy with the Vandalla at the
age of 15 years. He retained his first
position five years, when he became
rate clerk in the passenger depart
ment of the Missouri Pacific. In
March, 1886, he was given a similar
position by the Santa Fe. He was
promoted to chief clerk In the passen
ger department in April, 1887, and
to assistant general passenger agent
Jan. 1, 1892. He has been general
passenger agent, with headquarters
at Topeka, Kan., since Feb. 1, 1897.
A Sermon In It
In the following paragraph, from a
story by Gouverneur Morris, in the
Reader magazine, there is a whole
sermon: "Edward," said my grand
father, "never undertake to patronize
God. If .you feel that you do not un
derstand Him keep it to yourself. It is
enough to know that you were dust,
and He made a man of you; that you
grow wear at length and He gives
you sleep!" Ttlantic Constitution.
MANY KNOW THIS DO YOU?
The following very interesting conver
sation between Mr. White, banker, and
Mr. Walter Welhnan. retired, two promi
nent citizens of the town, was recently
"I never buy patent medicine." said
Mr. White. "When I feel the need of
medical assistance I call our physician.
I don't believe in taking a lot of stuff
that I know nothing about. I know, how
ex er. that a gieat many do use it, and
apparently with good results, but I am
for getting a doctor every time."
"Your circumstances render this possi
ble." leplied Mr. Wellman. "but the ma
jority of people must consider the ex
pense. My experience is that some pat
ent medicines frtiuently cure when the
doctor's skill is battled. Take, for in
stance an affliction; bay like constipation
and stomach trouble. Did you ever hear
of your family physician curing a case
like that? If constipated, he gives you a
physic: but a physic cannot cure consti
pation, and he will tell you so. It is a
temporary relief and before long you need
more physic or pills. The doctor charges
you t'2 every time you call on him and
you have to pay 50c or 75c to have his
prescription filled. Pretty soon you have
the 'Pill' or 'Phsic habit and your doc
tor has a steady customer. You cannot
read the doctor's prescriptions. You know
no more about what he gives you than
you do about the ingredients of a patent
medicine. No reliable company will put
a lot of money into a patent medicine
unless they are convinced that it will do
all that is claimed for it. Usually it Is
tne prescription ot some specialist who
has devoted his life to the study of a
certain disease and has mastered it.
I mention constipation and stomach
trouble because I suffered from that af
fliction for years. It is the beginning of
nearly all disease. Once it gets a grip
on you. it is serious, stubborn and hard
to overcome. I never knew a case that
was cured by an ordinary practicing phy
sician, but I do know of a number of
bad cnes that were permanently cured
b -nedy called Mull's Grape Tonic.
I I used it in my family with satis-
factui. results. It cured me. and I know
a great many more persons it has cured.
It costs 50 cents for a small or $1.00 for
a large bottle. I don't know exactly all
that is in it. but I do know it cures con
stipation and stomach trouble and that is
more than my family doctor could do for
I was first attracted to the remedy by
the comnanv's offer to give the first bot
tle free to any one who would write to
them giving their druggist's name. I am
thankful for the benefit it has given and
advise e-ery sufferer from constipation
to write to the Mull's Grape Tonic Co.. 148
4th Ave.. Rock Island. 111., giving them
their druggist's address, so that they can
procure a bottle free of expense."
Tennyson was a lover of porter.
When a peerage was offered him didn't
ae put off deciding whether to accept
t or not until he had debated the
question with himself over a bottle of
what Goldsmith called "parson's black
tody a Mass of SoresTreated by
Three Doctors but Grew Worse
Cured by Cuticura for 75c
"My little daughter was a mass of
sores all over her body. Her face
was eaten away, and her ears looked
as if they would drop off. I called in
three doctors, but she grew worse.
Neighbors advised Cuticura, and be
fore I had used half of the cake of
soap and box of ointment the sores
had all healed, and my little one's
skin was as clear as a new-born
babe's. I would not be without Cuti
cura again if it cost five dollars, in
stead of seventy-five cents, which Is
all it cost us to cure our baby. Mrs.
G. J. Steese, 701 Coburn St, Akron,
It takes the state legislature to
change a man's name, but any justice
of the peace can change a woman's.
A man may as well tell the truth
when he comes ho:.ie at 2 a. m., for
his wife won't believe him anyway.
If you train servants in the way
they should go, the first thing you
know they are gone.
A man is seldom able to see a job
when he looks through the bottom of
a beer glass.
The love of money Is the root of all
evil and most people are digging for
Making love to a woman who poses
as an ideal in like making love tOv
I THE) NEWS IN NEBRASKA
OVER THE STATE.
Jr A. Doerr of Fremont was fined $50
and costs for selling liquor on Sunday.
The new Roman Catholic church at
West Point is soon to be dedicated.
There has of late been two deaths
from typhoid fever in the insane
asylum at Lincoln.
The Standard Beet Sugar Company's
factory at Ames can take care of 1,000
tons of beets a day.
Lee Allen of Seward county died last
week from injuries received by jump
ing from a haystack onto a pitchfork.
Mrs. M. Turely has been appointed
by Governor Mickey to the position
of matron in the Nebraska insane hos
pital at Norfolk.
The 14-year-old brother of George
Guenther, a dealer in guns and sport
ing goods, Grand Island, was attacked
by a shitepuke and may lose an eye as
' Blanche Baker of Grand Island is
alarmed over the mysterious disap
pearance of her husband on October 8,
since which time she has not heard a
word from him.
Mrs. S. J. Weaverling has sold her
farm of 160 acres near Barneston,
Gage county, to Peter Weir for $55
per acre. This land was purchased
twenty years ago for $C an acre.
Charles A. Gore, a Humboldt mer
chant who is shipping his stock to
Colorado, met with quite a loss a few
days since, when he laid down his
pocketbook, containing nearly $200,
and has since been unable to find it.
The gathering of the second crop of
I strawberries and grapes in the vicin
ity of Beatrice was equalled, if not
surpassed, last week when B. H. Oden,
J a resident of Beatrice, picked 165 ripe
pumpkins from one vine.
News has been received at York an
nouncing the death of Mrs. Philip
Ritger in California, from appendicitis.
Mr. and Mrs. Ritger three years ago
moved from York to Long Beach, Cal.
They were pioneers in York.
John Beeber, employed on the Sew
ard court house, was struck on the
head by a piece of tiling dropped by
another workman, and seriously in
jured. He was unconscious for many
hours, but is recovering.
After an illness of less than a quar
ter of an hour Dr. John O. Dawson
died of heart failure in his offi.ee at
Lincoln. Dr. Dawson was well known
in Lincoln, having practiced medicine
there for more than twenty years.
Louis Dahl of Scribner was the first
man sent to the asylum from Dodge
county under the new law for the cure
of dipsomaniacs. The complaint was
filed by his friends, who believed that
confinement and treatment was what
The annual convocation for the
clergy of the diocese of Nebraska will
be held in Beatrice November 7 to 10.
Bishops Worthington and Williams,
and also many prominent priests of
the diocese will be present and take
part in the discussions. '
Robert J. Brown, aged 71 yqars, was
found dead at Cambridge. Mr. Brown
and a little boy, who was staying with
him, retired in the evening without
any complaint of illness by the de
ceased, and on awakening the boy
found his sleeping companion dead.
George Baker, accused of horse steal
ing, pleaded guilty in the district court
of Fillmore county, and was sentenced
to three years in the penitentiary.
Baker is the man whom Sheriff Page
oi fiumore county captured near
Plattsmouth about the 1st of Septem
ber. The McCook Commercial Club's rail
road committee is preparing to make
a campaign for more adequate facili
ties at McCook for handling the big
freight business of that place, not to
mention the large transfer freight
business done there.
The students attending the Kearney
Normal school and who live in the
dormitory are up in arms against the
quality of food served in the dormi
tory and have made complaint to the
State Normal board. Such is the re
port that has reached Lincoln, but it
cannot be confirmed by the minority
members of the board because they
know nothing of it.
The special committee appointed by
the Commercial club of Bellevue to
confer with the Omaha Street Rail
way company have had several meet
ings with the company and as a result
they succeeded in getting it to send
cut its engineer to look over the route
of entrance into Bellevue. The engi
neer spent most of the day in survey
ing and looking over the route.
Deputy Labor Commissioner Bush
has returned to Lincoln from North
Platte, where he went to inspect some
fire escapes, and at once started an
investigation of the violations of the
female labor laws in Lincoln. While
no formal complaints have been filed
with the department it has been re
ported that in several millinery stores
in town the young women employes
were compelled to work more than
ten hours a day and Mr. Bush will
The September mortgage record for
Richardson county is as follows: Farm,
filed, 14, $30,893.78; released, 16, $30,
975. City, filed, 7, $2,560.73; released,
9, $1,675. Chattel, filed, 55, $35,664.20;
released, 98, $6,030.23.
Miss Bertha Cicle was found uncon
scious at her home in Auburn Satur
day evening and died in a short while.
Miss Cicle, who was a sister of Mrs.
J. S. Stull of that city, has lived alone
for a long time. Friday she visited
her sister and left in apparently good
health. The cause of her death is not
positively known, she was 05 years
The enrollment of the McCook pub
lic schools last week reached high
water mark, the total being 836. This
indicates McCook's population to be in
the neighborhocH of 4,000. There is
not a vacant house in the city.
A special train 'over the Burlington
from the northwest brought in nearly
9,000 head of sheep for Power Bros.,
local buyers at Humboldt The ship
ment came from Wyoming and will be
added to their invoice of 10,000 re
cently purchased in New Mexico. Pros
pects are that many of the farmers
thereabouts will handle sheep this win-tor.
ELEVATOR MEN FILE ANSWER.
Attack Constitutionality of Laws
Regulation of Their Business.
LINCOLN The Omaha Elevator
company filed its brief in the grain
case and it contains considerable
legislative information, and at the
same time attempts to declare uncon
stitutional all laws enacted by the leg
islatures of years past affecting grain
grain dealers, together with the repeal
of the 1887 act by implication by the
1905 act, under which it holds, there
fore the action is brought. Discuss
ing the laws passed up to the 1905 law
the attorneys say in their brief:
"The law of 1SS9 is invalid, for the
reason that the bill as introduced and
as voted upon, as shown by the title,
applied only to 'manufacturers.' It is
true that a bill with a title affecting
manufacturers 'and dealers' was en
grossed and signed, but the title to
the bill when voted upon did not have
the 'and dealers' in it.
"The act of 1893 does not purport
to affect grain men.
"The first act of 1897 Is invalid for
the reason that the bill as engrossed
and signed was never voted upon. The
title of the act engrossed and signed
affected 'trade and business.' But the
bill as introduced and voted upon did
not contain the words 'and business'
in the title. This is a very material
alteration, as 'business' refers to in
surance companies, profession?, and
probably a hundred occupations not
embraced by the term of 'trade.
Tho second act of 1897 is invalid.
A bill was introduced under a title 'a
bill for an act to prohibit combina
tions among grain elevator men, and
to provide a penalty therefor.' This
we will call the short title bill. The
committee to which it was referred at
tempted to substitute for it a bill with
a title as long as the moral law, the
latter beng in every sense a different
bill. The result was that the short
titled bill was voted upon, but the
long title bill was engrossed and sign
ed, and hence neither became a law.
"This leaves for consideration only
the act" of 1887, and the act of 1905.
And the question is, which one of them
governs the case? I confess the mat
ter is not free from doubt I will also
say that in behalf of my clients I do
not know that I care which one is the
one. But while admitting there is a
doubt, I insist the correct rule to ap
ply will be to hold the former law is
repealed by implication."
The brief contends that the 1887
law is a general law and was repealed
by implication by the 1905 act. There
fore the casstmust come to trial under
the 1905 act, and that acts committed
prior to the passage of that law can
not be considered and an injunction in
this case will not lie.
RUSSELL RECEIVES PARDON.
Evidences Convinces Governor
Was Not Guilty of Murder.
LINCOLN After serving four years
in the penitentiary for a crime which
it is now believed he did not commit,
Charles Russell, sentenced to twenty
years, went forth a free man. with
an unconditional pardon from Gger
nor Mickey. Evidence showing that
Russell was an innocent man was
piled onto the governor in such abund
ance that the issuance of the pardon
was the natural sequence. In the af
fidavits many startling and sensation
al statements were made, showing that
Russell was literally railroaded to tho
prison, without a ghost cf a show to
prove his innocence.
Two of the jurors asked that the
pardon be granted, while Nathan
Broadhurst, one of the jurors, made
affidavit that John McCumber threat
ened to throw him out of the window
unless he voted for conviction, while
Sylvester Muldoon. another juror, he
said, was absent from the jury room
on two occasions for more than an
hour each time without permission of
Engineer and Fireman Killed.
NEBRASKA CITY B. F. Young,
engineer, and William Sheffield, fire
man, on an engine drawing a stock
train which left here at 9:40 in the
morning, were instantly killed by be
ing pinioned under their engine when
;it went through a bridge between
Weeping Water and Nehawka. The
engine and two empty s.tock cars were
precipitated a distance of twenty-five
feet. The other cars and a passenger
coach at the end of the train remained
on the rails. The engine drawing the
train is of the "battleship" type of lo
comotives, and the report is it was too
heavy for the bridge.
Big Pay Asked by Corn Huskers.
FREMONT A trip through the
country shows that the corn is badly
blown down, especially upon the
bluffs, in some places lying almost
flat upon the ground. Corn huskers
are asking G cents a bushel, which is
more than the farmers are willing to
Tucker Will Not Return.
HUMBOLDT it is announced, upon
apparent good authority that Eugene
A. Tucker, late federal judge of Ariz
ona, will not return to this city and re
sume the practice of law among the
people with whom he resided so long,
neither will he remain in his later
quarters at Globe, Arizona. He has
not yet made up his mind definitely
farther than this, but it is probable
he will locate either in California or
at some point in old Mexico. Mrs.
Tucker, who has been with him, is in
Found Dead in His Yard.
PLATTSMOUTH Frank Mauer,
Sr., was found dead in the back yard
at his residence about one mile south
of this place. He was found by his
son, Frank Mauer, Jr., who had gone
out to the home to get a gun to go
Lincoln Wants Better Rtes.
The directors of the Commercial
club expect soon soon to start a fight
for better freight rates and to that
esd a committee has been appointed
to set things In shape for the flint.
RATHER LONG PERIOD TO WAIT.
Joshua Wanted Boiled Wheat, but He
Was No Cook.
"Lucinda," said Mr. Mclstrum, who
had just returned from a visit to a
farmer friend in the country, "while
I was at Longley's I ate some whole
wheat, boiled. I like it better than
anything I ever tasted. He gave me a
small paper sack of the wheat, so we
could cook some ourselves. How long
will it be before supper is ready?"
"About half an hour," answered Mrs.
"Well, we'll have some boiled wheat,
if you please. Here's the paper sack."
"But, Joshua, it will have to be
cooked In a double boiler, and "
"I don't care how you cook It I'm
hungry for some more boiled wheat."
"But see here, Joshua! It will
"It will take a lot of cream and
sugar; I know that. But we've got
plenty of both. Put it on right away,
Without another word his wife took
the wheat, washed it. emptied it into
the "double boiler," and set it on the
At the end of half an hour Mr. Mel
strum became impatient
"Lucinda," he called out from the
sitting room, "isn't that wheat ready
"Not yet." responded Mrs. Mclstrum.
"How much longer is it going to
take to cook it?"
"About eleven hours and a half.
That's what I was trying to tell you.
but you wouldn't give me a chance. Do
you want to wait for it?" Youth's
KNEW NOTHING ABOUT COFFEE.
Hotel Keeper's Shrewd Evasion of His
George O. Stacy, proprietor of a
well known hotel at East Gloucester,
Mass.. possesses a ready wit which
has often enabled him to easily cast
aside worries frequently arising in
connection with the managemet of a
large summer hotel.
On one occasion 'during a change
in the regime in the kitchen, although
everything else went along satisfact
orily, it seemed almost impossible for
the new cooks to make good coffee.
While an endeavor was being made
by the chef to have this defect reme
died several old maids, who were
guests, took it upon themselves to
have the matter corrected by com
plaining to Mr. Stacy personally about
Getting together in a body, and en
tering the proprietor's private office,
one of them opened up the subject by
"Mr. Stacy, the coffee at breakfast
this morning was so bad that we
couldn't drink it"
Without giving the others time to
say anything, Mr. Stacy quickly re
plied: "Well, is that so? I'm glad
I took tea this morning instead."
which ended the interview, as the old
ladies had nothing further to say and
made a hasty exit, to the great amuse
ment of the other guests. The coffee,
however, immediately improved.
Spinning the thread of the sta
Do you know, little girl, how it's done.
When the daylight has gone with its
And the stars blossom out every one.
And, sitting so silent, you raise
To the sky where they glisten your
It's simple! Cloc both of vour eyes.
Not tightly, till lashes do touch.
And then look at a -star in the skies
(Remember! Don't close them too
And see what a sight you will win.
What a thread all of gold jou will spin!
Oh. it's pleasant to sit in the gloom
Of the long old varanda at night.
With mother near by In a room.
Or at hand. lest the shadows affright.
When naught the vast silence mars.
And spin the gold thread of the stars!
Oh. grandma was ponderously skilled
With the distaff and spindle, no doubt:
But she couldn't, although she had
Have spun such a miracle out
As you by half closing your eyes
When you look at a star in the skies!
New York Times-Democrat.
No Occasion for Mincing Matters.
"Theodosia, I do not wish to say
anything harsh or uncharitable of your
uncle Geoffrey. I will not go so far
as to charge him with penuriousness,
but he certainly carries the idea of
economy- to an extreme. He hesitates
to make the most trifling expenditure
unless assured that it will redound ul
timately to his own financial advan
tage. While not wishing to be un
just to him I cannot refrain from
expressing the opinion that he is al
most too frugal, as it were, too too
"Mamma, what's the use of all that
fine talk? You know as well as I do
that he's a stingy, niggardly, mean,
shabby, miserly, avaricious old tight
wad!" "Thank you, dear." Chicago Trib
une. Paid the Wrong Man.
A builder in Pennsylvania, having
heard that the men did not start work
at the proper time, thought lie would
drop down about f:?,0 one morning
and see. Going up the yard he caught
sight of a joiner standing smoking,
with his kit not even opened. Simply
asking his name, which he found to he
Jake Robertson, he called him into
the office, and handing him four days
ray told him to leave at once.
After having seen the man clear of
the yard, he went up to the foreman,
and told him he had made an example
of Jake Robertson by paying him off
for not starting to work at the proper
"Jumping Jupiter, sir!" ejaculated
the foreman, "that chap was only look
ing for a job."
Elected by His Initial.
A very amusing incident happened
in Providence a few years ago at an
election. It was known that the elect
ion would be closed, and no effort was
spared to bring out the entire vote.
The candidates were William V.
Whipple, Democrat, and John O. Dar
Toward t! e t.:id of the day an Irish
man str ed into a voting place. He
could ueither read nor write, and ask
?d the names of the different candi
dates. "Ah!" said he, "that name O'Dar
ling is good enough for me. Please
mark my ballot for him."
Mr. Darling won by a single vote,
and Is very thankful that his middle
Initial was O.
Perfect in Quality
Economical in Use
Moderate in Price
is the best and most eco
nomical breakfast food you
The Meat of the Wheat.
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to color proves Its purity
tta maker guarantee Us quaMry
Ask your grocer
Natural Lightning Conductors.
The Lombardy poplar tree, it is said,
forms a splendid natural lightning
conductor, its great height and lack
of spreading branches enabling it to
conduct a lightning stroke straight
downwards. No house near which
one of these trees has been reared
has as yet been known to suffer from
the severest storm.
Pull for Peace.
Wasted energy is an enemy ot
wealth. Poor tools and abused earn
estness make trouble, and trouble is
also made by dishonesty before good
tools and unrespected kindness. Every
thinker should also be a worker in the
interest of real wisdom between man
and man. Conditions might be better
for everybody on earth. Earl M.
Goethe declared that "That man who
seems to care little whther he
charms or attracts women is he who
senices"; but Cresterfield laid it
down as a first principle that "He who
flatters women most pleases them
best, and they are most in love with
him they think is aost in love with
Good News for All.
Bradford, Tenn.. Oct. 23d. (Spe
cial.) Scientific research shows Kid
ney Trouble to he the father of so
many diseases that news of a discov
ery of a sure cure for It cannot fail
to be welcomed all over the country.
And according to Mr. J. A. Davis of
this place just such a cure is found in
Dodd's Kidney Pills. Mr. Davis says:
"Dodd's Kidney Pills arc all that is
claimed for them. They have done me
more good than anything I have ever
taken. I had Kidney Trouble very
bad and after tak'inrc a few boxes of
Dodd's Kidney Pills I am completely
cured. I cannot praise them too
Kidney Complaint develops Into
Bright's Disease, Dropsy, Diabetes.
Rheumatism and other painful and
fatal diseases. The safeguard is to
cure your kidneys with Dodd's Kidney
Pills when.they show the first symp
tom of disease.
A man who insists on having every
thing his way will have trouble thrust
There is something lacking in the
life when the funeral writes "Finis"
It's the man who hammers the
church down who complains most that
she does not rise.
People who are carried away on a
wave of enthusiasm usually have to
walk back dry-shod.
There are better ways of showing
your sand than throwing grit in the
other man's eyes.
A Chinaman cannot be partial to
his sons in his will. All must share
and share alike.
One million dollars a year in stones
Is stolen from the South African dia-
Js SfcST" Jf
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