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R.G. STKOTHEK. ,
Here's toping it nuv run every
Hallowe'en might so that foolish boys
aad girls may be prevented from
property and doing other
ofcatGomphere, warning employers
not to eat wages as a result of the
insuris! flurry, atyiag that organised
labor will not tolerate the reduction.
Such a warming however, is unneces
sary, as with the advent of warm
weather the demand for labor will be
as great as it has been, and instead of
the man hunting the job, the job will
be hunting the
It seems strange, very strange, but
the democraticvstate central committee
tried to keep it a great secret that W.
J. Bryan would make speeches for
Loomis and the democratic state and
county tickets. Whether this was
done for fear Bryan's speeches would
hurt their ticket, or whether they
thought the ticket would be defeated
anyway, and Bryan's speeches shown
to be of no benefit to democracy in
Nebraska, we do not know, but the
"Peerless Leader" is apparently not
as popular in his home state as he us
ed to be.
The wisest man may be mistaken
nomrtimm The people of Nebraska
thought as long as they raised good
crops and received good prices for
them, a panic in New York moneyed
circles would have no effect out here,
but they find they were mistaken.
State lines or distance makes no differ
ence, this is a great country, and what
affects any part of it affects to some
extent the entire country. When the
New York banks refused to pay out
currency, Chicago banks followed
suit, and so did Omaha ' and other
large cities. This entire country lies
ona sound financial basis, with sound
economic laws, so the panic only last
ed afew days. So long as a panic
only affects stocks, Nebraska need not
care much, but when there k no ready
cash to buy cattle and grain, we fed
it at once. This financial flurry has
again proven the strength and solidity
of our four Columbus banks, and all
the banks of Platte county.
The improvement of the Mississippi,
Missouri and Ohio rivers, with their
principal tributaries, such astheMo
nongahela, the lower Wabash, Illinois,
Wisconsin, St Croix, Tennessee and
Arkansas, is a movement that eastern
people know comparatively little
about. As it is not dramatic or
spectacular it attracts less attention
than its importance calls for.. Possibly
all the river improvement which is
necessary could be accomplished for
the cost of transporting our fleet
to the Pacific coast The people of
the central west are awakening to the
fact that they must use their rivers.
An educations! campaign in that re
gioa has been conducted for the last
four or five yean with ability, (hie
cannot sit through a meeting of the
trans-Mlsnisappi congress without
realixing that thinking westerners re
gard this as the most important sub
ject which is discussed. The Mis
souri River Improvement association
is undertaking the establishment of a
freight channel as far as Omaha.
When this has been accomplished and
its vain demonstrated they will carry
a channel on a nine-foot draft upas
who surveyed the up-
8t Louis to St
Paul sstimatsil that a nine-aad-a-half-met
channel at low water, which
wwald beam adequate channel, could
he made for about 15 . million dollars,
er thmmt of tares srnJners of the
fthe North Carolina or Mom-
The German rovemmentnow
te cost from 100 te 150
to come intousewn.
Prem Gslhar's Weakly.
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the east have dona moreia a few days
than any other one thing in years to
impress the people with the nou ity
of some further legislation looking to
currency reform. Essential as it may
be, it is not a pleasing spectacle for
the secretary of the treistuy to take
up his temporary residence in New
York to keep in touch with the finan
cial situation and afford relief, when
deemed necosssrv. to the commerce
ami industry of the natMML-as repre
sented by the banking interests. Let
it be understood at once that Secre
tary Cortelyou has been less suscepti
ble to demands from Wall street than
aay treasury secretary who has pre
ceded himaince the war. He has dome
as much if not more than aay of his
pittdVessors to keep the federal funds
out of the hands of the speculative
interests and has shown eoinmeadable
discretion in placing -the government
money where it would best serve legiti
mate baanem interest But the fact
remains that he has been compelled to
come to the relief of the New York
bankers repeatedly, the relief being
furnished out. of the government sur
The United States is in' reality the
biggest banker in the. country, but
cannot legally engage in banking as a
business. When it comes down to
brass tacks, as the street gamin would
state it, the federal government has
no more authority to furnish relief to
the financially distressed in New York
than it has to come te the relief of
the victims of a little friendly game
of table stakes at Tin Cup, Arizona,
security extended being equal But
no secretary of the treasury with a
surplus on hand has found a way of
sidestepping the responsibility. In
democratic times, with a treasury de
ficit instead of a surplus, there is never
aay occasion for worry over what to
do to prevent the federal funds ac
cumulating into threatening totals.
As secretary of the treasury, Mr. Cor
telyou today has charge of something
like $236,000,000, representing a sur
plus over the liabilities of the govern
ment, in addition to the $150,000,000
retained in gold to maintain the
parity between gold and the green
backsand silver notes. In other words,
the treasury holds about $500,000,000,
which is supposedly not in use at all,
but which represents something more
than one-sixth of the actual money
supply of the nation.
It is gratifying, of course, to know
that Uncle Sam has more money -than
he knows what to do with, but the
fact remains that the condition works
a hardship on the industry of the
country.1 How to secure the benefit of
the circulation of this surplus in the
treasury vaults is the' vexed problem,
but none of the plans offered has ap
pealed strongly to public sentiment
Until this problem is settled wisely
and satisfactorily the nation will have
to be content to leave one-sixth of its
actual cash in the treasury to be em
ployed as the secretary sees fit The
Apparently Great Britain is soon to
be plunged into a destructive internal
war, the contending parties to be the
railroads and their employes. As this
is a situation that might be visited on
this country at any time the facts in
the case are of American interest
British railroads are under govern
ment supervision as strict as the most
ardent advocate of American supervi
sion, say Senator LaFollette, has pro
posed. Their capitalisation has been
held to a legitimate level, cumulative
voting by stockholders lias prevented
the abuses incident to one-man power,
there is no rebating, no arbitrary rate
cutting, no arbitrary rate nuking, and
the service is regulated as strictly as
the rates. At present dissatisfaction
is expressed from four quarters: The
public with high freight rates, the
railroad managers with Ugh taxes,
the stockholders with low dividends,
about three and a. fourth percent, and
the employes with low wages.
Yet it is not priasarily wages or
hours that led to the vote for a strike.
The employes demand higher wages
and shorter hours, but the sticking
point is "recognition'' of the anion.
The amalgamated society of railway
servants demands that the railroads
treat with the seen only through rep
resentatives of the organisation. The
railroad managers answer that they
are under legal obligations and restric
tions which forbid their transferring
the virtual control of the business to
ah employes' organixatioa, particular
ly since this organisation represents
but a sixth of the total number of
The anion answers that the post
osaeefdspailmantf a completely public
concern, has for tea years recognised
the union of asssofmoe emnlefrss wkh
oat had results, and claims that has
the sympathy though nottheaMsehar
ship of the other fivesxtiw of the rail
way servants, Thcee-foerths ef 'the
hare veted to strike kew-'
ing that psat strikes of the kind have
been ilhastrnus to the. strikers, aad
knowing that every striker'cforfeUs his
accumulated pension rights. .
Under the strain of. threatened
trouble railroad securities have de
clined over $50,000,000. The roads
have for some time been drilling mem.
for the places to be nmde vacant by
the expected strike. The people' are
helplessly awaiting the blow; The
question of recognition or non-recognition
is a fundamental one, like a
question of honor as between nations,
and it seems nothing but a finish fight
can settle it Lincoln Journal.
SNAKE SWAYED BY TUNES.
"Wearing of the Green" Charms
"Beynm Water" Another.
There are soma residents of the8ona
section of Belleville, M. J., who are
said to believe this story, which la be
ing tola there, says the New York
World. '" -X
Mrs. F. P. Scully wmj hanging,
slothes oa the Mae in her yr wh
she happened to whistle a few here of
her favorite air. "The Wearing of the
Green.' To her amaietnmafr'a whip
snake glided from the woodpile near
by, halted and: 'seemed fascinated by
the music. When' Mrsl" Scully ceased
whistling the snake vanished in the
On her husband's return .from the
copper works, where he is employed,
Mrs. Scully told him how unwittingly
She had played snake' 'charmer.
There are others," laughed Scully,
and he went to the yard and whistled
"The Wearing of the Green." Im a
few moments the snake appeared aad
greatly as enjoy Scully's wind
Since then all the Scullys.
young aad old, have beea whistling to
she snake, which has become quite
tly James Ryan, a native of
Ulster, moved near the banks of the
H orris canal and next door to the
Scullya. Ryan waa cutting grass in
his yard Saturday whom he chanced
to whistle llcyno Water." He had
heard of Scully's snake and so waa not
surprised when n whlpanake appeared.
"You're a nationalist reptile, but
rn nuke you dance to my music," ex
claimed Ryan. -
Hearing the tune the angry Scully
strode from his house and loudly whis
tled The Wearing ef the Green."
Out from the wood wriggled n whip
snake as much like the other aa are
two buckthorns of the same growth.
The aaak.es attacked each other herce-
Scully and Ryan were about to pitch
Into each other when their wirea in
tervened. The snakes doubtless would
have fought to the death, but Scully
grabbed Pameira tail and Ryan seised
William of Orange's tall and they tore
the anakee apart One made for the
woodpile, the other crawled under a
Sturgeon In ritiah Columbia.
For several years previous to ltol
the sturgeon fishery In the Fraser riv
er waa in important industry. One mil
lion pounds of fresh sturgeon packed
in tee waa Shipped east annually. A
very considerable amount of sturgeon
roe was shipped each year to Europe
to be manufactured into caviare. The
ateurgeoa then almost entirely disap
peared from the river, and only a few
barely enough to supply the local
demand were taken. The disappear
ance of this lah has been attributed
to overfishing. During the last half of
July the sturgeon have appeared in
large numbers. Nearly all are small
and would easily pass through the
sturgeon nets, but a very large num
ber have become entangled in the
salmon gm nets. These are supposed
to .be returned to the water in all
cases where they have, not been
Uader the law and the regulations
no sturgeon under four feet in length
may be sold in markets here, nor skip
ped abroad. The fishermen have,
therefore, no temptation to fail to
return to the water all fish under this
length which they have not been
obliged to kill to get them out of
their neta. One night recently a stur
geom eleven feet long, weighing more
than 60S pounds, waa taken ta a
The Use ef Living.
Thousands of men breathe , move,
and live; pass off the stage of life, and
are heard of no more. Why? They
did not a particle of good, in the
world; and none were blest by them,
none could point to them aa the in
strument of their redemption; not a
Hue they wrote, not a word they
spoke, could be recalledY'and so they
perished their light went out in
darkness, and they were not. rernom
bered more than the inaecta of yester
day. Will you thus live and die, O
man Immortal? Live for something
Do good, and leave behind you n
monument of virtue that the storms
of time can never destroy. Write'
te by kindness, love and
r, on the hearts of the thousands
you come in contact with year by
year, and you win never be forgotten.
No, your name, your deeds, win be as
legible oa the hearts you leave be
hind aa the stare on the brow of eve
alng. Good deeds win shine as brhjht
on the earth aa the stare of hi
The tramp with a knack for carving
rapped on the door of the wayside cot
tage and showed the lady a tiny bas
ket he had cut out of a peach stone.
"A sculptor!" eiclslssed the .house
wife, enthusiastically. "A real sculp
tor. "Ah, aay poor man, you must
have an absorbing temperament Ton
net I have, lady," replied 8andy Pikum
qntckly. "and if yer wffl bring out n
mart of sweet mOk and a
beefsteak rn show .you how to
dam Ume time."
wm ."jifjw ejTws"Busw"m
, (anxiously) What
I don't dance, anyway."
v' But you need
to. dance before
we were married,'
ridiculous for a
man who la only
If- to aay hs
' "I don't I teU
you," said Satter
field, sitting up in
the hammock. I
admit there once
waa a time when.
I gamboled, over
the waxed fioor
with the rest, but
that waa when
they had gallops
aad prairie queens
and the military
acbottmche oa the
ft. too me ten years to learn to watts
and then just when I had got it
down, pat they began the two-step."
uAtetep is Just ss easy!" said
the girl -with brown eyes. "I could
teach you te'teaminutea, Mr. Satter
field." ;. " ,
"And if she cant I can," added the
girl with aha blue eyes.
JDom't trust them. Try me instead."
broke In the young woman with the
yellow hair from the porch railing,
where she waa perched. "You simply
have got to go to that club cotillon
with the rest of ua."
Satterfield regarded the ' three
would-be teachers with Interest He
did more he beamed.
1 never before thought I should
nke to learn." he confessed, "but
somehow I have a yearalag to do so;
"Oh, go ahead!" said Mrs. Batter
field. "Dpat mind me."
"She thinks I can't do if maid Sat
terfield to the girl with brown eyes
as they awept the ruga off la one
corner of the porch. He carried him
self with the sir of a sua used to.
accomplishing great things in n saw
"It's like this," said the girt with
brown eyea aa Mra. Satterfield at the
piano indoors struck up a two-step.
She skimmed over the fioor lightly
while Satterfield studied her feet
"Oh, yes," he said. "I see. It looks
very easy. Like thla."
"Wen, not quite," said his teacher.
"You were doing a galop then. Mr. Sat?
terfleld. Come, try It with me and aee
, if you can catch the rhythm."
"Waa that n galop?" asked Sater
field In a aurprlaed disbelief. "Yea.
I win catch oa aU right Just aa moon
aa I dance It with some one. Aa you
say, I must get the rhythm."
They started aad Satterfield walked
on his teacher'a feet aad ended by
tripping her over n chair.
"I waa looking at the dog in the
front yard," he explained. 1 nearly:
had It then, didn't IV
. "Well, nearly." gasped the girl with
"Let me try." said the girt with
blue eyes. "She dldnt explain the
atop to you at the beginning.",
"No," said Satterfield. "I knew
that waa the trouble, but I hated to
"This way," said the new teacher,
slowly outlining the step. "You' un
derstand? It'a terribly easy."
"Perfectly." said Satterfield. "Aa
you aay, it la very simple. I should
have learned to two-step ages ago, only
I never thought Td care about it, aad
thea after a maa'a married he sort of
thinks the girls would rather dance
with the chaps of their own age."
The girl with blue eyes yanked Mr.
Satterfield around by mala force. Be
betrayed a tendency to continue the
two-step in one straight Hue, varyiag
it by attemptlag hurdles over the
porch railing and assaults on the win
dow boxes. When they stopped the
young woman waa mopping her fore
head, totally out of breath.
Satterfield waa fashed but triumph
ant "Oh, it'a easy!" he said. "Of
course, I make mlatakea now aad
"Try with, me now." said the girl
with the yuUpw hair. They have
beea taking it too slowly. - You don't
get the rhythm."
That's It" maid Satterfield, irri
tably. They forgot all about show
ing me the rhythm."
"You mustn't be discouraged." aaid
the girl with the yellow hair.
? "Oh, I'm not discouraged." said Sat
terfield in surprise.
The music from Indoors continued
with machinelike regularity and the
three teachera worked heroically In
relays. At the end of an hour Mrs.
Satterfield came to the porch to find
the girl with brown eyea lying ex
hausted in the hammock with a dam
aged foot aad two yards of rufiUng
torn from her skirts. The young wom
an with yellow hair waa gathering up
back combs and pine from the floor.
Her friend with blue eyea waa re
jtalriag her skirt which waa torn
from the belt Satterfield was beam
lag. Tm ready to go on," he announced
"You'd batter rest" said ale wife,
Tea, you must rest Mr. Satter
field." chorused, his teachera. also has-,
"AU right" amid Satterfield. re
luctantly. "But its a pity! I waa
Just beginning to catch the rhythm."
Chicago Daily News.
The voice that la heard without
raising the natural speaking tones is
the weB modulated voice which im-
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Tram the ear to
to your own crrueaiiy.
puntttke voice makes
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HIS LOVE AFFAIR
-. til, ' '-
Everett sighed a huge sigh. "She's
an awful nice, girl," he .announced in
despairing tones to the world in gen
eral. This frank avowal of ale emottoaa
of course betrays the youth of the
speaker. In fact he waa only a. His
calm waa Im hla head aad hla elbow
rested oa his knee.
"She's a aawful nice girl!" he re
peated, a trifle belligerently.
"Whor naked hla aunt tearing
herself away from her magazine.
"Margery." confessed Everett with
a audio which, had he been ten years
older, would have been self-comscloua.
"Don't you think nor
"Oh, my, yea!" agreed his aunt
"And so do tots of other people."
"Do theyr asked her nephew, a
trifle anxiously. Then he frowned.
Tm going to marry her." he added.
That win be alee." said hla rela
tive. "Only mat aha a bit old for
you? She'a Id. you know!"
-' "Oh. rn be If soon." Everett said,
confidently. "And She ttkes me, for
she alwaya smiles at me. She shows
her teeth when she smiles and they
are Just aa white! I gave her alamos
Ann fthM ntfc dmV
"Heading out lemons already!"
murmured hla aunt
-What's thatr domsaded her neph-
"I waa Just thinking.'' unclaimed hla
"Did you ever see the way she fixes
her aalrr went on the lovelorn
youth. -"It'a so pretty "
"What m?" asked hla
gone hack to her
"Margery's hair." aaid Ererett "No
body else looks Uke Margery, you
know. She's goiag to the party next
Tuesday afternoon and she's goiag to
dance with ate. I asked her if she
waant She's going to dance with me
lots maybe six waltsee an' nix"
- "But aee here." objected hta aunt
"you know there win be plenty of old
er boya there and they win want to
dance with her. too. It might be that
she would want to dance with" them,
so you mustn't be selfish. Just once
you assy ask her. dear, no
"But shell be dla'potated!" objected
Everett hla face falling. "She 'specta
me to dance lota with her! Did you
ever aee the shoes she wears when
she daacea? They are Just aa teeny
aad have pointed toes aa'.ahiny buck-
lea oa 'em! She'a goin' to
to the party, for I asked her an' she's
goin' to wear a plak dress. When 1
see a pink dress at the door 111 know
"She's a 'eewful Nice GtrL".
Margery 'thout having to took hard.
J3ay. dont you wish it waa Tuesday
afternoon? I do!"
"My. yea," aaid hla aaat Ta Just
ttvlmg for Tuesday afternoon to come
myelf. It'a aU I can do to watt"
"TouTl aee her pink
the shoes," said Everett "I know
Just how you feel." He sighed again.
Tuesday came and Tuesday went
At home once more Everett did mot
pour out the Joyous confidences that
US aunt expected. He seemed ab
stracted aad weat to sleep eating
bread and mflk.
It waa the morning after when she
went to waken him that he spoke ot
Margery. Hie eyea were dreamy.
"She had sowers in her hair
aaid la awed tones.
"Whor asked his aunt
aargery!" he explained in
Impatience at such stupidity.
slM sasiles her eyea ahmeX"
"DM you have n good timer
let am relative.
tltr said has
aaneed with her twrna.
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"""Td'now," aaid Everett He sat up
in bed and a cloud crossed his pink
face. Tve been thinking.' he con
fessed, Tve beea wondering yon sec
when she danced with me Margery
smiled' mght into my eyes an' her
face waa so close to' mine just as if
she liked me awfully, you know and
then aa. do you know she did ex
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with the other fellows that were big
;germ me! Why did she? Does she
Uke them, too?"
"My gracious!" said hla aunt to the
electric light fixture, desperately.
Dearie, she said to the agonized
lover, "I'm afraid maybe she does!"
"I wish." said Everett, slowly and
aadly, "I wish I hadn't given her that
For fancy Wedding Stationery, pro-
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ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OP THE
Know All Men Br Thew Presents:
That we. Fimk J. Gerharx of Colnabes. aad
John Vhraa of Sooth OsmIm. all of the state of
Nahrki. do hereby aociatr oanelYM togeUt
r I or tha geipo of fotmiBa-a corporation bb
oeraadiaaoeordaaoawitfa the atatatea of the
atatoof Nebraaka. aad hereby adopt the follow
iaw Articles ot laeoTDoratioa. to-wit:
Aancial. The naaw of this corporation
ahall be the Gerhara-FlrmB Co.
AbticlbII. The principal place of traaaact
iaw the baebMaa of thia corDorntioa shall be in
of Cotaabosia. Platte county, state of
ABncum. The general aatare of tbebaal-
itoDetraaeactea eaati be general aerenan-
k, wbjcb aaau laciaae, among otner things.
Jeof dothinc. hara and catw. fnrnmbiDKK
kjadrcd lia-a; the baying and selling of
tae leasing, baying and
holding of each real and personal property aa
nMurbeneeesaanror incidental to the conttne-
of ita hnsiawai; leaaina;. sob-letting, nwrt-
aelling and coBTeying of each real and
property or tne corporation, ana tooo
um otaer ana aa oaj un laci-
to the main powers or tne
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Article IV. The antoant of tae capital stock
of this corporation shall be tea thoetDd dollars
felO.U0O.0S.) diTided into one hundred sharrs
(100) of the par valne of one handled dollars
($100.00 each, which stock when latned shall be
folly paid and non-awftwabk. Said stock can.
at aay time, be dinded into common aad pre
ferred stock aa the board of directors shall di
mif Said capital stock shall be paid in at snch
times and in snch amoants and apon snch condi
tions at the board of directors shall direct.
Annexe V. The highest amYmat of indebted
ness or liability ft which th corporation ahall
at any time sabject Itself, shall not exceed two
third ( JS) of the capital stock.
Article VI The affairs of this corporation
shall be managed b? a board of three (S) to five
(3) directors to be elected by aa J from the stock
holders, aad a president ad rice president, n
secretary and a treasarer. each to be elected by
the board of directors. Any two oSlcea mar. at
aiy time, be held bToneard the same person.
Varanriee in the board of directors my be filled
by the hoe.Nl.
A bticlx VII. The time of corpmencement of
this corporation shall beat the time of filing of
these articles as required by law. aad the corpor
ation shall continue for a period of thirty (30)
years an less sooner dissolved by law or by mo.
Article VIII. The board of directors shall
have fall power and authority to make all rales
-ad by-ltws for the proper government and con
trol of the basiaess affairs o' this corporation,
and may by majority vote of all the members of
the board of diiectora alter and amend the same
Article IX. No stockholder shall be liable
for the debts of this eorporrtioa in any amoent
greater than his unpaid subscription.
Article X. These ArticKs of Incorporation
may be amended onl b. two4hirds () vote of
all stock issued or subscribed and only at a reg
ular meeting of the stockholders, or at any spec
ial meeting called for that parpose by order of
the board of directors.
In witness whereof, we have herewnto est oar
hands and to one other original this 14th day of
August. A I. 1907. in th city of Cotambae.
county of Platte and state of Nebraaka.
STATE OF NEBRASKA.
L'oanry of Platte. f
Beit known, that oa the 14th day of Aagast
A. D. 1907. before me. J. G. Becher. a notary
public, within and for the county ot Platte, aad
state of Nebraska, personally appeared in the
said coanty. Frank J. Gerharx and John Flyaa.
above named, who are per ocally known to me.
and they severally acknowledge that they eae
rnted the above Articles of Incorporation of
their free and volantary act aad deed.
In testimony whereof. I have hennnto sub
scribed my name and untied mi notarial seal the
day and year last above mentioned.
(Seal) . Notary PabOc.
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