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Join the don't worry club this year.
Nitrogenous food for the sows that
are In pig.
Salt the cows every day rather than
at long and irregular intervals.
A steady man and a steady old
liorse are needed to break the colt
Don't let the flock run down in con
dittos. Well-fed poultry are poor-subjects
Feed regularly. The poultry will do
better and will show their apprecia
tion in the fuller egg basket
Profit by the mistakes made last
year. Don't fail a second time in the
same way and on the same thing.
Better a small farm clear of debt
and well worked than a great big one
burdened with debt and not half
The cow with the finical appetite
will not prove the profitable cow. The
cow must be a hearty feeder to give
- a generous yield.
A sheep man says that buying thin
&heep or lambs without providing
-shed accommodation is the rankest
kind of gambling.
Can't afford a tank heater? Well,
you certainly can't afford to let your
cattle drink the water through the hole
cut in the ice in the tank.
Of course you cannot dip the sheep
now. but jou can sift insect powder
into the wool and rub it well in. This
will knock the ticks and give relief to
What are you doing to make your
locality better? A good question to
ask yourself during these days when
.you have time to think and leisure to
do the kindly deed.
Have a few nut trees on the place.
They are slow growers, but once es
tablished they will provide your chil
dren and your children's children with
reason for thanksgiving to the planter.
The reason beef cattle are hardier
than dairy cattle is that they have
mojre fat worked through the muscles.
Thf dairy cattle put the fat into the
milk or deposit it around their intes
tines to be drawn upon when needed.
This country imports 1600,000,000
worth of tropical fruits each year.
"Which leads u to ask how much of
this fruit hunger of our people might
be supplied by a better fruit produc
tion at home? Are you helping to sup
ply the need?
It takes variety of feed to keep the
appetite keen and working to the full
limit. Remember this in your feed
ing. When steers begin to fuss over
snapped corn give them a change once
a day of corn-and-cob meal, and along
toward the finish, deal out two pounds
of oil meal once a day to each steer.
By groups of three. Try them:
Three things to wish for health,
friends, and a cheerful spirit Three
things to delight in frankness, free
' dom. and beauty. Three things to ad
mire power, gracefulness, and dig
nity. Three things to govern tem
per, tongue, and conduct Three
things to hate cruelty, arrogance, and
affection. Three things to love pur
ity, truth and honor. Three things to
"be brave, gentle, and kind.
Georgia is on the road toagricul-,
tural prosperity, for an educated peo
ple means better farms and better
farming. The legislature of that state
last year passed an act establishing 11
agricultural high schools as branches
of the State College of agriculture.
These schools receive from the state,
each, about $6,000 a year, but each
community in which' such a school Is
'located must furnish not less than 200
acres of good land and the necessary
equipment The people of Georgia
have responded enthusiastically to
this requirement and over a million
dollars in land and money has been
offered for their equipment
Some of the cities of the east are
suffering from a systematic business
of horse swindling, which goes to
show that there are easy marks in
other places besides the country.
Farmers may well chuckle at the
story and remind prospective horse
buyers that a, good place to boy re-,
liable horse flesh' is from the menwho
raise them, even though a few dollars
more has to be paid sometimes. Here
is the way the swindlers work: When
arriving in the city to be worked,
they advertise in the daily papers that
they have purchased several score of
auto tracks and have therefore ae
farther use for the hundred or so of
horses, which they offer for sale at a
very low price. Of course, the whole
yarn is a swindle. The horses of
fered for sale are invariably doped,
and the unsuspecting team owner dis
covers before long that he has been
taken in. We suggest to team owners
that they steer clear of any doubtful
proposition of that kind. Buy your
horses from the well-known, reputable
dealer, even if you have to pay more;
in the long run you will find that by
so doing you save money.
Good plowing is absolutely essential
to good tillage.
Do not try to churn' the cream if
it is over 60 degrees in temperature
Feed wisely and not too generously
during the winter while the horses are
Forget your troubles by doing for
others. You wiH be happier, and so
will the other fellow. c
Be sure your blacksmith under
stands his business. Many a horse is
injured by improper shoeing.
Idle regret never made the future
better, but improvement of the pres
ent will always bring its sure-returns.
The automobile hasn't cheapened
the prices of horses, neither is it like
ly to do so. Money in good horses.
Raise a few.
The best ration is. the ration not
which 'is the cheapest but the one
which will produce the .greatest
amount of profit in proportion to out
lay. Good management is the best cure
all we know of for the poultry yard.
It prevents disease getting into the
flock and it makes short work of it if
it does by chance get in.
Hang a door in the hog house from
the top so it will swing both ways.
The hogs will soon learn to push it out
of the way in passing in and out, and
it will prevent draughts and exposure.
Beef is high and at the prevailing
prices an ox team is worth about as
much per pound as a modern locomo
tive, which would .make it the most
expensive power in our modern civili
zation. Make a triangular snow plow and
hitch the horse to it next time the
snow has to be cleaned from paths,
under clothesline, etc. You will be
surprised how easily and quickly the
work can be done.
The more stock on the farm the bet
ter, provided you do not try to half
keep them. The land must be -fed.
Feed clover and other legumes, don't
turn them under. The manure will
answer the purpose better, and you
save its feeding value.
A reading course for farmers' wives
and daughters of New York state un
der the direction of the Cornell Agri
cultural' college -is said to number 'on
its rolls over 22,000 readers. Good
idea for the agricultural colleges in
other states to follow. '
The New Jersey State Horticultural
society proposes to discuss the ques
tion: "Would it be safe to invest
money in a scale-infested apple or
chard (otherwise a good one) 30 years
old?" We might be willing to argue
the question but not to invest. 'The
other fellow could do that
Get acquainted with the teacher of
your children. You may be too busy
to visit the school, but you can have
the teacher run up to the houso and
take supper with you and spend the
night. It's the way they used to do
and it was a good custom. Try it and
see how pleased the children and the
teacher will be.
The first step in breaking the colt is
accustoming him to the harness. Do
not be in a hurry to get him into the
buggy. He has lots to learn. Be pa
tient with him. To try to rush the
work of breaking creates confusion in
the mind of the colt Let him get well
hold of each new idea before trying to
break him to another. It is like the
little babe learning to walk. One step
at a time, and that slow and sure.
Use live lime in whitewashing the
coops. Airslacked lime has lost its
power. Whitewash made with good
lime will kill all vermin that it
touches, while air-slacked lime white
wash is about as effective as that
much clear water. Care should be ex
ercised to keep the whitewash from
the legs of the fowls, as it will cause
the skin to become inflamed and sore.
The eyes, combs and wattles will also
Look over the incubator and get it
in shape for the first filling. Clean
out the heat or flue pipe into which
the lamp chimney,, extends, put in a
new wick, clean -all the parts of the
lamp thoroughly, and have everything
about' the machine in as perfect con
dition as possible. Then when ready
to introduce the eggs run the machine
for a day or two testing carefully so
that when the eggs are put in there
will be no unpleasant surprises.
An open scratching shed is best,
according to tests made by the Cor
nell "expariment station. It was found
that the open scratching shed, unpro
tected by glass in the day time, was
the best and that the fowls were
healthier than they were in the
scratching sheds covered with glass.
The open scratching sheds had covers
that shut down at night and kept out
the snow and rain. They could be
opened la the morning when the fowls
came from their roosts. The fowls evi
dently got more good out of the pare
air in the open scratching shed than
they did out of the greater antount of
heat in the scratching1 shed- covered
The sage of old said: "Man, know
thyself." and the cry of the modern
sage of farm science is: "Farmer,
know thy soil." Such knowledge is
essential to intelligent farming. The
possibilities of each soil should be
known. Here is a soil that has in it
enough nitrogen to last a hundred
years. That soil has the possibility of
producing large crops by the addition
of aiittle phosphorus and potassium.
Here, is another soil that has both
nitrogen and phosphorus. It needs but
a little potassium to make it produce'
an immense crop, 'while now it hardly
returns the seed. Our not-understood
soils have in them uncounted mil
lions of wealth, which will begin to
be realized when their owners come
t understand them.
BUREAU FOR DOLLY.
Boy Handy with Tools Can
A bureau for the doll's house. Oh,
goody, sister will say as you get out
your tools to go to work. The article
of furniture is shown complete in Fig.
1, while the various parts of which it
is composed are illustrated in the
other cuts. The main body of this
piece of furniture is the box-like part
that holds the two drawers. The
.back, which contains the mirror, is
made separate from the latter, and
is then united to it just as is the
case in the making of "grown-up"
Taking up the main part of the bu
reau first, we 'find three plain, rec
tangular pieces, which are to he cut
from the thin orange-box wood. One
of these pieces is the top. The length
of this should be 6 inches and the
width 3 inches. The height of the
end pieces should be 4 inches and
the width 3 inches. These pieces
The Bureau Complete.
should all be cut out with straight
edges, and the surfaces should be well
rubbed down with sandpaper.
The front is now to be 'cut out of
the thin wood in the manner shown
in Fig. 2. If one has a jig saw, he
can easily cut this pattern out of the
board. If it must be cut out with a
knife, care must be taken not to break
or split the wood before completing
the, part, since the wood that is left
after cutting out the openings for the
two drawers, will not be. very strong
until it has been firmly united -with
the end pieces and with the top. by
gluing. The back is. of course, sim-
This" iscut out
This ts cut out
The Front Detail of Bureau.
ply a' plain bit of the board of the
same shape and dimensions as the
front, except that it is as much
shorter than the front as the thick
ness of the two ends. This permits
the back to be glued inside the ends,
so that the back piece does not show
at all. The spaces cut out for the two
drawers in the front piece can be
made smaller than is shown, if pre
ferred, which will make the cutting
of this piece without splitting much
easier, but the result will not be quite
so "grown-up" looking. The length of
the front is 6 inches with a height just
the same as the end pieces.
Next glue all these parts solidly to
gether, allowing the front to overlap
the ends, and the back to fit in be
tween the ends. The top has been
made long enough and on the two
Back and Mirror Part of Bureau.
ends, which gives a more finished look
to the piece of furniture. It is not
absolutely necessary to make the
drawers "real" ones. The front can
be made of a solid piece, and an out
line of the two drawers marked on
the outer surface, or a thin piece of a
darker wood can be cut to the size of
the drawer fronts, and glued into
place, which will give the exact' ef
fect of drawers, when the - little
wooden knobs are in place. But it
will be a great satisfaction to the
small future housekeeper to have real
drawers in which the doll's clothing
can be placed.
To make real drawers cut two
pieces of the orange-box wood to fit
the two openings in the front then
make two complete little drawers,
that, on the outside, will be just as
wide as the length of the two fronts.
Then glue these fronts to the little
boxesin the manner shown in Fig. 4.
'A study "of this cut .will show 'just
how, the drawers aressade,' and at
tached to the fronts, The' backs and
fronts .of the drawers are made of
extra thick wood, so as to make the
drawers stiff. They can be put to
gether with brads. The bottom will
fit inside the ends and sides and be
held in place by brads through the
Utter. Some little strips of the orange
box wood must be glued to the inside
of the ends, aad from front to back
through the middle of the bureau,
for the drawers to run upon. These
can be whittled out with a knife and
fastened in place with glue. The lit
tle knobs can be whittled out of pine
wood and inserted in holes made in
the fronts with an awL
The back is a framework of strips
of the thin wood, which is shown In
Fig.-3. The side pieces should be S
inches long, and scant one-half inch
wide. The cross-pieces are 5 inches
iong and are secured to the. side
pieces by wooden pins, inserted as
suggested in Fig. 3, at the right side.
The lower cross-piece is wide enough
to lap a little onto the bureau itself,
as can be seen in Fig. 1. Now make
a little frame of one-quarter inch
strips, that will fit into the opening ol
this frame shown in Fig. 3. This
should .have a piece of glass laid upon
its back, and a piece of black paper
laid behind this, with edges projecting
enough to extend over onto the frame
where these edges are glued to the
wood the back .of the frame. This
paper holds the glass In place and. be
ing black, makes a mirror of the glass.
This mirror-frame is held in place by
pins of wood passing through the side
pieces into the middle of the side
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A' Drawer for the
pieces of the mirror, as shown in Fig.
1. This permits the mirror to be tilted
forward, when desired, as In large fur
niture. A piece of broken window
glass can be cut to the right size for
a mirror. The mirror and its support
ing frame are now fastetned to the
back of the bureau by glue and wood
en pus. Daniel Greene, in Farm and
Revolving Siphon Which Can Be
Rigged) .Up of Straws and a Cork.
The principle illustrated in the ac
companying cut might readily serve
to generate power without the use of
machinery. It is given, however,
merely as an interesting and easily
Pour water, into a good-sized glass
tumbler until It is two-thirds full and
stand it upon a canister to give it the
necessary elevation. Through the flat
cork on the surface of the water is a
stout straw, which transversely sup
ports one of the same diameter. Tp
the latter are attached two other
straws of similar diameter, each of
theses having a bit of straw about an
Inch in length attached oto the end at
an obtuse angle with the outlets cut
on the slant to make easier the exit
of the water.
All., the joints are hollow and are
made water-tight with sealing wax.
The ends of the transverse straw are
likewise closed with the wax, but the
ends of the depending straws are left
Now, to start this unique home-made
apparatus in action, let two persons
suck the open ends of the depending
straws until the water begins to flow.
and when they take their mouths away
the device will begin to revolve, while
.the water pours steadily from the
This revolving syphon will soon
empty the tumbler, but you may keep
the action up as long as you please
by pouring water in as fast as the
straws let it pour out
FUN WITH A HANDKERCHIEF.
How It Can Be Folded Into a Funny
When Dottie was sick mamma gave
her one of papa's big linen handker
chiefs, and this is how she amused
herself. See whether you can make
a baby like the one in the picture. Fol
low directions in illustrations, 1,2,3
and get the results in 4.
If you wanted to strip a pine cone,
you would probably begin at the top
and have lots of trouble. The squir
rel knows better than that He, does
not prick his fingers or pinch his whis
kers or gnaw into the solid cone any
more than is necessary.
, He knows better than to cut off the
top and work his -way downward or to
gnaw into- the spiny shields. He
whirls it bottom upward in .a twink
ling, then cuts through the thin and
tender bases of the scales, and each
stroke tells, laying bare at once a
couple of seeds, which he eats. He
strips it so easily and rapidly that
you cannot tell how he does it till you
drive him off and inspect his unfin
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Miss Highup It's perfectly scan
dalous! Did you hear about Miss De
Miss Tiptop No. What has she'
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inable! She's let all the world knew
she is crazy to get married by going
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Some New Ideas for
Bride's Pin Shower
Winter Dinner Table
The cry for something new in show
ers is almost as incessant as rae can
for guessing contests; sometimes' it
eems as if there could be nothing
new under the sun. Just as I am
about to give up in despair there gen
erally comes some sort of an inspi
ration from I know not where. Try
this pin shower upon the' next bride
elect to be honored.
The guests were asked to bring pins
all kinds, shapes and sizes. You
should have seen the outfit-; common
every-day black and white pins, col
ored pins, pins with aristocratic pearl
tops, hairpins of all varieties, hatpins,
veil pins, safety phis and those' that
weren't safe; lastly, la- a dalaty
case, an exquisite belt put from the
eridal party. It had been made to
order and was lovely dull silver set
with malachite "azurite, which would
harmonize beautifully with the going
away gown of blue. The ushers were
let into the secret and there is to be
a collar pin, watch fob. and pendant
made to match the belt pin. It is quite
the thing now to have jewelry match
the costume with which it is to be
A Winter Dinner Table.
All through, the winter months red
and green are the favorite color
scheme to use. The hostess can do no
better than to adhere to this effective
Here is a description of a dinner
table set for eight persons. The di
ning room walls were red, the plate
rail and mantel black. Alternating on
the rail and mantel were tall candles
and low fairy lamps with red trans
parent shades. The center piece was
a low green bowl containing a Japa
nese flower holder that held red pep
per berries. At each place there were
four opera sticks, two green and two
red, tied with red and green ribbon.
The sticks were stacked bayonet fash
ion, and the place cards, which were
white with the name written in red
ink, were held between the upright
sticks. The candle sticks were of glass
with red shades.
Individual charlotte , russe was
served for dessert in cases of red
crepe 'paper tied with green ribbons;
a spray of red berries was on top.
The salad was of beets cut in cubes,
with stringless beans, served in green
sweet pepper cases. Scarlet ribbon
tied the bread sticks and the almond
and bonbon dishes were of red Bo
hemian glass; also the finger bowls.
To add to the cheer there was a lovely
wood fire in the grate. The guests
fairly exclaimed with delight when
they entered the dining room. N
Brides Go Glovcless.
Brides are going gloveless to the
altar. The sleeves of the newest
bridal gowns come to the fingers and
end in falls of lace that conceal the
hands. Fashionable women are going
to the theater gloveless also; indeed,
courageous ones have ventured into
church in tailor-made gowns without
the slightest pretense of hand cover
ing. Mrs. Roosevelt has appeared at
concerts and plays in the afternoon
without gloves. The Baroness von
Sternberg and her sister. Miss Lang
man, never wear gloves when calling.
This fashion certainly will save
money for the average girl. Of all
ways to deplete the bank account the
habit of wearing-long light gloves is
the most effective. Glove bills run up
until they put even those of the hats
in the shade.
One of the most useful gifts you can give your friends, and one that will
lte appreciated, is a case for turn-over collars and cuffs, like illustration. Its
foundation is of cardboard, of which two pieces eleven inches long and four
inches wide are required. Each piece is covered with figured ribbon on the
outside and plain ribbon on the inside. For covering each piece of cardboard
22 inches of ribbon are required, 11 inches of each kind for each side, thus
44 inches in all. Lay the ribbon on the cardboard, turn down the edges care
fully and top sew the two pieces of ribbon together with cardboad between.
When both pieces of cardboard are neatly covered, take two pieces of satin
baby ribbon, sew to the outside edge of upper piece of cardboard (see illus
tration) eight inches apart, then sew opposite ends to lower half, thus join
ing the two pieces togeher. Next cross two pieces of ribbon on lower half
about four and a half inches apart (see illustration) and sew firmly to lower
outside edge. Then sew the crossed ribbons to upper half of case. This joins
the two pieces of covered cardboad together, forming a booklet when placed
together. The object of the ribbon straps is not only to join the two parts,
but to hold the collars and cuffs securely when the case is closed. Illustrated
case Is covered on the outside with holly ribbon and on the inside with plain
green ribbon. The straps are made of -red satin baby ribbon, of which 24
inches are required.
The Gray Gown.
There is nothing neater than a gray
costume, but it really demands, in
winter, an additional color to give the
desired effect A woman who can
wear dark purple will have a rich
looking costume if she has a gown
of gray and a very dark purple hat
It is not necessary to wear purple
gloves or have the gown trimmed with
the rich color, but the hat -win lend
enough -tone to make all look becom
ing and stylish. The hat should be of
a sordid color, without a touch of gray.
The public-dinner hat which goes
with the promenade suit, may be a
separate hat to wear with various cos
tumes, but it is anything but the con
ventional little affair, for the hat is
large and trimmed with heavy fronded
plumes. A gray hat. with black
plumes, is a good style, which most
women can wear to splendid advan
tage. New Perfume for the Bath.
deliciously refreshing perfume for
the bath is the salts of genuine eau
de cologne. A tablespoonful or pos
sibly double the quantity if one likes
Part of Wardrobe
A comfortable and pretty negligee
is as necessary to a girl's wardrobe
as a tailor-made suit and party
dresses. Not that many people see
her in her negligee for she never
leaves her own room with it on but
we all have one or two intimate
friends whom we receive In our' own
room, and therefore we appreciate the
luxury of a dainty and pretty dressing
gown, which may be worn after a
busy social, school or business day.
The practical feature of this charm
ing little gown is that it may be
slipped on in a moment, being made
in one piece. There Is no bother of
tying or pinning down of shirtwaists,
no hooking of skirt and waist together
or adjusting a collar and girdle, or
any of those trying little deeds which
wear out our patience when we are
tired. The skirt is cut from a plain
six-gored pattern, and is finished with
two five-Inch rufles at the bottom, and
it Is joined to the waist by a band an
.Inch and a half deep. The band is
trimmed with embroidery heading,
through which ribbon is strung and
tied in a long loop bow in the center
of the front The blouse fastens down
the middle of the front as does the
skirt, and is tucked to yoke length.
It is trimmed with two circular, tacked
collars, finished with narrow ratlings
at the foot of each collar. The sleeves
are finished with a cuff of beading,
having the ribbon run through it and
tied in an attractive rosette at the top
of the elbow. A tie fastened to the
base of the collars at the center of
the front Is made from the same rib
bon. . 1
This little frock is charmingly
dainty when made of Swiss, dimity or
lawn. When something slightly warm
er is needed, wool batiste, nuns veil
ing, or cashmere may be used with
attractive results. Made of dull red
cashmere with black ribbon trimmings
the frock would be a delight to the
most fastidious eye.
The amount of materials required
for this little dress are ten yards of
36-inch wide material, one and a half
yards of beading, five yards of ribbon
and one dozen buttons.
Red very rei red gloves are
shown at the glove counters and will
be, so 'tis said, a fad of the win
ter. A new toque is made almost entire
ly of ermine fur and trimmed on the
left side front with a bunch of white
The fur hats are about the only
small ones to be had. One in mink
was turban-shaped and simply
trimmed with a bunch of pale-colored
For the collectors of souvenir postal
cards there are post-card books hold
ing 100 cards, with leather covers,
that are a real bargain, for the price
offered, 50 cents. Smaller books may
be had for a quarter.
There comes a pretty material for
evening waists which is truly perfect
It is a white crepe de chine with a
small gold design in the weave. This,
combined with oriental braids show
ing gold filligree designs, furnishes a
combination which is charming for
an evening waist.
the odor especially strong put in the
bathtub makes the water soft and de
lightful to use. Eau de cologne is
marvelously refreshing at all times,
and this extract of salts in the bath
will dq much to take away the fatigue
of a long day, or start one off in the
morning invigorated and more than
ready for the day's work.
The various toilet waters are all de
licious for the bath4f used In small
quantities, but none can equal this
new salts of eou de cologne.
Sleeve bows are now counted
among the new little dress accessor
ies. They are sold with belts to match.
The rabbit's ear is the latest shape.
Two ears are used for each sleeve.
They are prettier made, of soft satin
or mirrored velvet and are generally
used to finish a three-quarter length
The belt is so made that the bow
gives the short-waisted- empire effect
at the back and has two loops as well
as the upstanding rabbit's ears.
These rabbit bows give a charming
color note to a white and Mack gown.
STATE NEWS AND NOTES IN CON
What k Going on Here and There That
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Rev. Mr. Duncan, aged 82 years, a
Baptist minister of AInsworth, has
been adjudged insane.
Ray Appleby, the son of R. Y. Ap
pleby of Stanton, fell from a tree and
broke his leg in two places just above .
The Hall County Medical society has ,
taken up with the city authorities the
question of a-purer and mere health
ful milk supply.
John V. Joynt, Jacob Morgan ami
John Kline, all of Roeelaad, were com
mitted. Monday under the dipsomania
law to the state ayslum at Lincoln.
The Union Pacific has been selected
as the omcml route by the demoeratle
clubs of Omaha that will attend the
national convention to be held in Den
,ver in July.
Miss Alice Barclayformerly of Paw.
nee City, more recently of Saatlago
Chile, is returning via the straits of
Magellan and London. England, reach
lag Nebraska Aril 1.
Clyeve Cope, a younj farmer- Urine
two miles north of Humboldt com
mitted sunicide by shooting himself
in the side very near the heart The
case Is reported suicidal.
The county commlssionenr of Chey
enne county have fixed the salary, of
the county superintendent of schools
at $1,000 per annum, that of the attor
ney at S700 and the county physi
cian's at $200.
There are still some wolves hi the
section around Republican City, and
of late there have been three well or
ganized and successful hunts. The re
sults were thirteen wolves1 and 200
rabbits, besides much smaller game.
Frank Cremer. living southeast of
Ashland, was badly burned in smother,
ing the flames from a lighted. lamp
that was pushed off a table. The
house was saved by Miss Kate Cremer
dashing a bucket of milk over the burn
ing carpet and woodwork.
Sheriff Miller of Antelope county has
arrived home from South Dakota, hav
ing in custody W. M. Keith, a young
man who formerly worked for John A.
Davenport of Elgin, charged by the
latter with embezzlement, the amount
involved said to be in the neighbor
hood of $2,000.
Local stockholders of the Oaxaca as
sociation, a Chicago corporation own
ing a plantation in Mexico, held an
indignation meeting in Ashland and
voted to send a delegate to the meet
ing at Chicago at which it Is promised
that sensational developments will
come to light in the management of
this rubber "plantation.
The record filed in Platte county
clerk's office for the past two weeks
shows that there have been twenty
five transfers of real estate and that
the amount of money that has changed
hands or its equivalent was $36,650,
and the mortgages filed over the re
leases left an increased mortgage in
debtedness for the same time of $28,
1135. C. H. Wilson of Red Oak. la. was
in Fairbury several days looking over
the ground with the view of locating
a factory there for the manufacture of
a re-Inforced composition of pipe and a
concrete to be used in the construc
tion of bridges. Mr. Wilson repre
sents the Wilson-Gilliland Concrete
Pipe company, incorporated under the
laws of Nebraska.
Smoke pouring from the tall chim
ney of the Edmunds Creamery com
pany's building, gave notice of the
fact that a new industry had com
menced operations in Central City with
a capacity of 6,000 pounds of butter
daily, and power enough in the boiler
and engines' to double the capacity by
the addition of another churn if the
supply of cream justifies.
- A government detective has been in
Peru investigating the alleged forged
letters which were earlier filed against
the postmistress charging inefficiency.
Inspector Grogan of Kansas City found
no cause for the complaints which had
been filed, but evidently the authorities
were not satisfied to let the matter
rest without ferreting out the parties
who had used the names of outside
parties in order to trump up a case
against the postmistress.
The state board of educational lands
and funds' invested in bonds for the
permanent school fund as follows:
From the Harris Trust company of
Chicago were bought $75,000 Tennes
see bonds to net the state 4.29 per cent
$100,000 Tennessee bonds to net the
state 4.263 per cent From Harry
Nott of Omaha were bought $35,000
Tennessee bonds to net the state 4.80
per cent, $1,900 Tennessee bonds to
net the state 4.35 per cent and $8,000
Utah bonds to net the state 4.10 per
.. Thomas C. Brownlee has begun a
suit in district court of Lancaster
county, asking for $28411.95 from the
Guaranty Fund Life association of
Omaha, an insurance company. Of this
amount $3,111.95 is asked on a con
tract and $25,000 for damages.
Ben Mitchell, nn Elkhorn farmer, re
ported to the sheriff of Dodge county
that his hog yard had been lavaded
and a dozen fat hogs just ready for
the market hauled off. This is not the
first time that Mitchell has had hogs
stolen, and special efforts will be made
to run down the thieves.
Harry Tignor of Murray had his
hand badly mangled in the cogwheehr
of a corn shelter, necessitating the am
putation of all the angers of the hand.
He was climbing down from the shelt
er and slipped, throwing his hand into
The Commercial club of Beatrice has
in band several factory propositions.
St. Louis parties want to build a pack
ing plant there, while West Virginia
people want a proposition to start a
boiler and tank factory. A Philadel
phia concern is also looking for a lo
cation for a cutlery factory.
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