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Chairman Mack of the Democratic
national committee attacked George
R. Sheldon, Repuhlican national treas
urer, because of his alleged relations
with the trusts, and it developed that
he was preparing to open up on V. M.
Cromwell, member of the Republican
advisory committee, on the same
Edward W. Townsend of Monclair,
N. J., author of the "Chimmie Fadden"
stories, was nominated for congress
by the Democratic convention of the
Seventh district of New Jersey.
William H. Taft delivered several
speeches in Lincoln, Neb., and Wil
liam J. Bryan wound up a three weeks'
tour with a big meeting at Creston,
Lieut. Frank T. Evans, son of Ad
miral Evans, will be tried by court
martial at Manila on charges of being
absent from his station while acting
as chief of the deck, using profane and
disrespectful language to a superior
officer and intoxication.
James W. Quillan, owner of a pri
vate bank at Ipava, 111., was indicted
for receiving deposits after he knew
the bank was insolvent.
A divorce was granted to Nat Good
win, the actor, from Maxine Ellott at
Dr. Alexander Mann of Trinity Epis
copal church, Boston, Mass., was
elected bishop of the Protestant dio
cese of Washington.
W. D. Ryan, national secretary
treasurer of the United Mine Workers
of America, tendered his resignation
to accept the position of commissioner
of arbitration of the Southwestern
Coal Operators association.
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., began work
as office clerk at the plant of the Hart
ford Carpet Corporation, Thompsqn
ville, Conn. Later he will go into the
Yancey Carter, the Independence
party's candidate for
Georgia, was indicted
Sir George Trnscott
lord mayor of London.
Joseph Stewart of Missouri, superin
tendent of the division of railway ad
justment in the post office department,
was appointed second assistant post
master general, succeeding James T.
McCIeary of Minnesota, who resigned.
Caleb Powers, the Kentuckian who
spent eight years in a penitentiary
in connection with the Goebel assassi
nation case before being pardoned by
Gov. Willson, was baptized in the Bap
tist church at Jellico, Tenn.
Rear Admiral Sperry decided not to
give shore leave to any enlisted men
at Manila because of the cholera. The
fleet was given a joyful welcome by
the people and there was a big marine
parade in the harbor.
Foley, the county seat of Benson
count y, Minn., a village of 1,000 peo
ple, was practically destroyed by fire.
As the result of a report made by
the civil service commission. Presi
dent Roosevelt removed Lincoln
Avery, collector of the port at Port
Huron, Mich., and also directed the
removal of Charles H. Dailey, special
agent of the treasury at that place.
The State bank at Deweese, Neb.,
vas dynamited and robbed of $2,500.
Fire at Winthrop Beach, near Bos
ton, Mass., destroyed Crest hall and
the Oceanview house, summer hotels.
It is said the recent changes in
the immigration department in Cali
fornia were the result of an investiga
tion disclosing widespread corruption
in the service along the Mexican bor
der, by which hundreds of Chinese
have gained illegal entrance to the
The Turkish army was reported to
be moving toward the Bulgarian
Most Important Happen- x
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frontier and Bulgaria to be hurriedly
preparing for war.
Montreal was selected as the con
vention city of the League of Amer
ican Municipalities for 1909. Silas
Cook, mayor of East St Louis, 111.,
v was elected president.
The Atlantic battleship fleet passed
Zamboanga. where it was greeted by
Gen. Bliss and swarms of natives.
Secretary Cortelyou opened the In
ternational Congress on Tuberculosis
in Washington, a great assemblage of
notable men from all civilized nations
A Turkish steamship ran down the
steam ferry boat Stambul outside the
harbor of Smyrna. One hundred and
forty persons were drowned.
The annual convention of the
League of American Municipalities be
gan its sessions in Omaha, Neb., with
Rev. F. M. Hill and his bride of a
few days were drowned near Chaplin,
Twelve Ohio counties voted under
the Rose' law and all went "dry" by
majorities ranging from a few hun
dred to more than 2,000. The number
of saloons affected is 2S9.
Christopher Crezise, treasurer of
" Gilpin county. Col., killed the daugh
' ter of his landlady and committed
The National Irrigation congress
opened at Albuquerque, N. M., and at
tracted a large and enthusiastic crowd
to the convention hall.
JeweVt valued at $50,000 are said to
have been stolen from diamond deal
ers ir.New York. -.
Masked men held up an interurban
cir at' Wellsville, O., and took $21
fjom the conductor.
The post office-at Franklin Grove,
111., was robbed by safe-blowers.
Great' damage was done by a hur
ricane that swept over the Bahamas.
The thirty-fourth annual convention
of the American Bankers association
at Denver came' to an enil with
the election of George M. Rey
nolds of Chicago, president, and
Lewis E. Pierson of New York,
first vice-president. The convention
placed itself squarely on record as
against both the proposition to guar
antee bank deposits and that to es
tablish postal savings banks. 0
The Atlantic battleship fleet arrived
at Manila and prepared to take part
in a water fete.
Two lives were lost and 20 or more
persons were injured in Spencer, N.
C, by the explosion of a powder stor
age house on the yards of the South
ern Railway Company.
Over a score of men, women and
children were injured during the great
historical .and. industrial -pageant in
celebration of Pittsburg's sesqui-cen-tennial
Six boys were killed at Sugar Ridge,
O., when a freight train on the Toledo
& Ohio Central railroad crashed into
a heavily laden excursion train re
turning from a fair at Bowling Green.
Eight firemen were carried down
with the falling floors of a burning
building in Youngstown, O., and
three, including Chief Reilley, were
believed to be dead in the ruins.
An African lion escaped from the
winter quarters of a circus near New
Brunswick, N. J., and, after killing
two cows and a calf, was shot to
Mrs. Hattie Demer of Kalamazoo,
Mich., was instantly 'killed and Louis
J. Feys of Detroit was probably fatal
ly injured when the automobile in
which they were riding was struck by
a street car.
Sheriff Lane of Wer-tchester county,
New York, on advice of Attorney Gen-'
eral Jackson, refused to take Harry
Thaw to Pittsburg in compliance with
a writ of habeas corpus issued by
Federal District Judge Archibald.
At Freeport, III., Salvatore Campagna
was found guilty of the murder of
Felix Cassato, and was sentenced to
14 years' imprisonment.
M. M. Vaughn, editor of the Cali
fornian, committed suicide in his edi
torial rooms at Eureka, Cal.
Mrs. Roselle Borgman was shot and
killed in her home at Corona, L. I.,
by her , brother, William Rattes, 18
years old, who is attached to the
schoolship Newport. He says the
shooting was accidental.
Six members of the' crew of a log
ging train were killed and eight in
jured in a collision at Scappoose, Ore.,
on the Northern Pacific road.
The castaways from 'the British
steamer Aeon, who spent nearly two
months on Christmas island, arrived
at Suva, Fiji, on the steamer Manuka,
all well and increased by one in num
ber. A daughter was born to the wife
of Chaplain B. R. Patrick, U. S. N., 24
hours before the Manuka was sighted.
Dr. Robert Koch stirred up a re
newal of the old discussion on the
sources of pulmonary ttlberculosis in
the congress on tuberculosis at Wash
ington, when he repeated, his opinion,
stated in 1901 in London, that "human
beings may be infected by bovine tu- J
bercle bacilli, but serious diseases
from this cause occur very rarely.'
Robbers dynamited the safe of a
bank in Cogswell, N. D., but fled with
out getting any plunder.
Lazare Weiller, a prominent French
financier and aeroplane promoter,
announced that he had ordered the
construction of 50 aeroplanes on the
The legislative inquiry into the
bribery charges made against Gov.
Hanly and Senator Wickwire of Indi
ana by Representative Knisely ended
in a complete vindication for the gov
ernor, a finding that Kniseiy would
not have accepted a bribe if tendered,
and the making of a scapegoat of
Wickwire by the house.
The American battleships Alabama
and Maine arrived at Gibraltar.
Manufacturers of railroad material,
representing hundreds of millions of
dollars in capital, met at the Waldorf
Astoria hotel, New York, to form an
organization to combat the attacks on
railroads from legislative and other
The United States steamer Tarlack
was caught in a gale and driven
ashore on Borongan island, one of the
Samoan group. It is thought the ves
sel will be a total loss.
Charles Edward Davis was bound
over to the district court at Omaha to
answer the charge of murder in the
first degree for the killing of Dr.
Ninety-three heroes who within the
last year' have saved the lives of
drowning persons in the waters around
New York were presented with medals
or certificates of honor by the United
States Volunteer Life-Saving corps.
Lord Rosslyn "went broke" in the
test of his roulette system against
Sir Hiram Maxim, losing $50,000 ia
The business section of Michel, B.
C, was almost wholly destroyed by
While playing with the scrub team
against the Yale 'varsity football
team, Lewis Baker Warren of New
York, a member of the class of 1910,
Sheffield Scientific school, was kicked
on the head and rendered unconscious.
Illinois Central's fast Diamond Spe
cial, south-bound, ran into an open
switch at Divernon, 20 miles south of
Springfield, and was ditched. A little
girl near the tracks was killed by
fragments and the engineer and fire
man were injured.
Commander John B. Bernadou,
American naval attache of the em
bassies at Rome and Vienna, died at
the naval hospital in New York.
Travus Ross, who has been the mes
senger for 17 postmasters general,
from D.' M. Key to George von I,
Meyer, died at the age or 60 years.
Rev. Alexander Leclaire, -9S years
old, who for 75 years was k member
of the Masonic fraternity and was pos
sibly the oldest member of ny secret
order in the United States, is dead at
TROUBLE IS GOMIHR
EVENTS WHICH THREATEN A
CHANGE OF POLITICS.
Eastern War Cloud r Gather Over
Night and Two Armies Are
London Events which threaten to
change the political face of Europe
are- crystalizing with lightning ra
pidity. Almost over night the horizon
of the near east, which seemed grad
ually to .be assuming a peaceful appear
ance, has become crowded with war
News has reached here from several
sources that two definite strokes are
impending which cannot fail to bring
matters to a crisis, and perhaps force
an Immediate war. One is the proc
lamation by Prince Ferdinand of the
Independence of Bulgaria, which will
include Roumelia taking for himself
the title of "Czar." The other is an
announcement of Austria-Hungary of
the practical annexation of the pro
vinces of Bosnia and Herzegobinia as
appanages of the Ausiro-Hungarian
Either action will he equivalent to
the .tearnig of the treaty of Berlin,
while Prince Ferdinand's course
seems almost certain to precipitate a
war between Bulgaria and Turkey. Be
fore these possibilities, the quarrel
over the east Roumelian section of
the orient railway sinks into insigni
ficance. Both armies are reported to
be quietly and swiftly mobilizing near
the borders. Bulgaria is- said to be
buying up ammunitions and horses on
an extensive scale.
The Bulgarians have faith in their
army, which has reached a high state
of efficiency, although it is perhaps
lacking in officers and the war, for
which Bulgaria has long been suspect
ed of preparing, could be fought with
most advantage for it now than when
the Turkish government had time to
re-organize its forces', which have be
come enervated by the corruption and
neglect of the old regime.
The emperor of Austria, It is under
stood, has dispatched a letter to the
president of France setting forth his
intentions regarding" Bosnia and Herz
egovinia, although the contents of the
letter are kept secret, and he is send
ing similar notes to the other powers.
It seems incredible that Emperor
Francis Joseph, who always has been
a scrupulous observer of forms, should
reveal his plans to the rulers of other
nations before he has communicated
them to his own parliament: One ex
planation is that the letter" was not in
tended for delivery until Tuesday
when identical notes would be present
ed to the other powers.
Big Crowds Head for Lands.
Mitchell, S. D. Over 2,000 people
were in Mitchell Sunday enroute to
Chamberlain to make their filings for
the Rosebud lands. Many arrived on
the late trains last night and on the
morning trains today. The Milwaukee
road sent out its passenger train in
two sections carrying twenty-five
coaches', not being able to accomodate
the excited crush which was anxious
to get on the ground for the day of
registration. Among the crowds were
hundreds of women taking their
chances among the vast crowd.
Man Goes Over Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls., N. Y. Brewster
Cameron, aged C3 years, a merchant
of El aso, Tex., was drowend here.
With F. H. Fulford of Bellaire, Md.,
and C. D. 'Pidball of Buffalo, he -was
sitting on the bank of the river
about half a mile above the falls,
where the bank was very steep.
When the party attempted to arise
Cameron lurched forward and fell
into the river.
W. J. Bryan's Itinerary.
Chicago. W. J. Bryan's itinerary
after being in Chicago, October 8, was
announced at democratic national
headquarters as follows: October 9,
speaking in Illinois at Joliet, Streator,
Galesburg and Quincy and at Fort
Hannibal, Mo.; October 10, speaking in
Missouri and at Kansas City and St.
Joseph, returning to Lincoln, Neb., the
GREAT WELCOME FOR FLEET.
Japan Proposes to Outdo All Other
Tokio Japan Is planning to give
the American battleship fleet a wel
come that shall eclipse in splendor
and enthusiasm any of the previous
receptions. The arrival of the fleet
at Manila has given a stimulus to the
interest in their forthcoming visit to
Japan and the preparations for the
constant entertainment of the Ameri
can officers and men are now com
pleted. The vessels are due here Oc
tober 17 and will remain a week.
BOOSTING COMMERCE OF WEST.
Transmissi?sippi Commercial Congress
Meets at San Francisco.
San Francisco. The nineteenth an
nual session of the Transmissippi con
gress will meet here next Tuesday,
with 1,500 delegates in attendance.
The commercial organizations cf
every state west of the Mississippi
will have representatives at the gath
ering and a great variety of subjects
of Importance to the west half of the
United Sta'tes will be discussed. There
will be three sessions daily.
Bulgaria Stands Pat.
Sofia. The latest communication
from the Bulgarian government to
Turkey is at flat refusal to surrender
the Orient railway. The principality
declines to deal with Turkey in the
matter, according to current reports.
The greatest excitement pervades the
people and all the ministers left for
Rustchuk on the Danube, where they
will meet Prince Ferdinand, who is
returning from abroad. A council will
be held which is expected to bring the
matter to a crisis. The attitude, of
, English papers creates surprise.
NEBRASKA 'NEWS AND NOTES.
Items .of Greater or Lesser Impor
v ' tance.Over the State.
The. Adams county old settlers
association has appointed- a com
mittee to prepare a history of Adams
county from the time of the first set
tlement Hastings was chosen for
the next year's meeting.
Farmers should all have telephones.
Write to us and learn -how to get the
best service for the. least money. Ne
braska Telephone Company, 18th and
Douglas streets, Omaha. "Use the
What seems to be a, kidney disease
has broken out among hogs in the
surrounding country about Stanton.
A number of farmers have lost their
herds. The hog gets sick very sud
denly and dies soon afterward.. On
opening it up they find the spleen
about three times its normal size and
very brittle, as if rotten, the large in
testines being full of minute worms
scarcely visible to the naked eye.
The junior class of the normal
school at Peru numbers forty-five,
more students than any previous
junior class, the total being now 187.
The senior class now numbers 161,
four more than any previous class.
This number wil be increased when
later registrations are in as these
figures are from the second day's en
rollment. With increased entrance re
quirements, this increased attendance
in the upper classes is very gratify
ing. An explosion of an oil stove caused
considerable damage at the home of
Henry Bean in the east part of Falls
City, Adams county. Mrs. Bean, who
is an invalid, was sitting in an in
valid's chair near the stove at the
time of the explosion and was scyere
ly burned, especially about the face.
She was wearing a celluloid back
comb at the time, so her hair was al
most completely burned. Mr. Bean
was badly burned in carrying her to
a place of safety.
Two buildings completely demolish
ed, seven men injured, five buried in
the ruins, one of whom received seri
ous injuries and burns, are the re
sults of an explosion. oi a gasoline
tank in the cleaning establishment,
conducted by O. C. McLaughlin, 2221
Cuming street, Omaha, entailing a
property loss of approximately $3,000
partially covered by insurance. The
cleaning works' damage was $2,000
and the pool halls $1,000.
A horse, buggy and harness be
longing to D. S. Faulder of Beatrice
were "stolen from his barn 'some time
Hooper was accidentally killed. by a
is valued at $250. A reward of $75
is offered for the capture of the
stolen property. The officials of thi
section of country have been notified
of the robbery. The local officers
have so far obtained no clue to the
identity of the thieves. They are of
the opinion that a gang of horse
thieves are working in southeastern
Mrs. Graham, of Cheyenne, Wyo.,
who is visiting relatives at Union
near Nebraska City had a most excit
ing experience. One of her little chil
dren, a son, got out in the hog lot
and was attacked by hogs, thrown
down and his clothing torn from his
body. His mother was attracted to
the place by the screams of the child,
and found that, the hogs were eating
the child alive and she had a terrible
fight to chase them away from rheir
victim. The child was badly bitten
and is in a serious condition.
Four years' investigation for heirs
to the estate or Henry Keller, of
Adams county valued at $10,000, has
revealed the information that Helen
Keller, the deaf, dumb and blind
prodigy, may be entitled to a share
in the property. The information
comes from Mrs. A. K. Hendrickson
of Loup City, whose madien name
was Keller and who is closely related
to Helen Keller. If it is found that
Mrs. Hendrickson has a claim to any
of the property it may be tha.t a close
enough relationship can be traced to
the famous deaf and blind girl.
A Fairbury dispatch tells this pros
perity story: John Schoenrock living
four miles west of Fairbury, reports
that he has just finished threshing
his wheat and that it made an aver
age of thirty-one and one-half bushels
to the acre. He had in forty-five
acres of this grain, which gives him a
yield of 1,417. Wheat is worth today,
on the Fairbury market, 85 cents a
bushel, making Mr. Schoenrock's crop
from forty-five acres of land worth
$1,212.87. It is such reports as these
that account for the steady rise in the
price of Jefferson county land.
J. W. Higgins of Oklahoma te on a
visit with his nephew Dr. J. D. Hous
tin, of Nebraska City. He was a res
ident of that city in 1S47, when it was
known as Fort Kearney and he came
with three companies of soldiers from
St. Louis, Savanah and St. Charles,
Mo., to put down an uprising of the
Indians. He assisted in the erection
of the first building erected in Ne
At Omaha Charles E. Davis has
been held to the district court on
charge of having shot and killed Dr.
Rustin at his home in that city a few
In an altercation on the street a;
Greeley T. F. Byrne is alleged to have
shot Peter Reifers, wounding him in
the head. Sheriff Sutton was soon on
the scene and took the pistol away
from Byrne. The latter was placed
Governor Sheldon has appointed
the following delegates to the lakes
to the gulf deep water way conven
tion to be held in Chicago, October
7 to 9: William Hay ward, Nebraska
City; Charles Sloan, Geneva: Eu
gene Bradley, Nebraska City; H.
T. Clarke, sr., Omaha; Jamei North,
Columbus; E. P. Myer, Alliance.
The threshing machine outfit of
Wolfe Bros., Clay county, was destroy
ed by fire while at the farm of N.
Graham, three miles southwest of
Clay Center. The cause rr the fire is
A special freight trjin struck ac
commodation train Nc C2 at Kearney
and several were injured. The local
train was pulling from the sidetrack
onto the eastbound main line and the
through freight had a clear board.
The engine struck the ' rear coach
slantingly and it turned over. There
were four passengers in the coach
and all were slightly hurt.
IKE. STATE CAPITAL
MATTERS OF INTEREST TO ALL
THE TREASURY OF NEBRASKA
It Is in Good Shape Having, Accord
ing to Mr. Brian's Report, $415,
000 on. Hand.
A balance of $415,017 is shown by
the" report of State Treasurer L. G.
Brian, who has filed his report for
Of the amount named, $399,140 is in
state depository banks and the rest in
cash on hand.
The permanent trust funds invested,
by the state aggregate $8,171,621,
which, with the exception of $716,185
invested in state warrants, are " di
vided as follows:
Permanent school fund ?7,4SM99.97
Permanent university 1SS.237.1S
Agricultural college endow
Normal endowment 57.SS3.98
The following statement shows receipts
and disbursements of the state treasury
Funds. Sep. 1. 0S. Sep. 30. 'OS.
General $ 6.03."i.r4 $15,073.97
Permanent school. 91.S40.0C 15,160.71
Temporary school. 175.112.13 18S.410.fil
Permanent univ... 4G.522.01 2.05
Agr. col. endm't.. 50.903.S3 50.903.S::
Penitentiary m 31.79 31.79
Kearney 1,207.35 1.207.35
Orthopedic hospital 37.94 37.94
Redemption 2.59ff.S5 G.f.70.40
Institution, cash... 9,940.71 10.CS9.77
Hospital for insane 3.05S.11 10.6S9.S9
State library 1.610.4S 1.057.27
University; cash.. 35.20C.52 56.239.S0
Peru 1.S17.7C 1.S17.76
Normal endm't 21.21S.93 19.93t.95
Normal, interest... 2,691.24 2.S91.24
Agr. and Mechanic
arts 35,000.01 2S.416.67
U. S. experiment
Station 5.769.S9 3.133.41
The United States civil service com
mission announces the following ex
aminations to be held in Lincoln,
Grand Island and Omaha: October 14,
first culturist. department commerce
and labor; October 19, highway of
railway engineer, irrigation engineer,
Philippine service; October 21, aid
(male), division of physical anthro
pology, national museum; October 21,
22, forest assistant, Philippine ser
vice; October 21, 22, librarian (male),
naval war college; October 21, veter
inarian, Philippine service; October
21, telegraph operator (male), depart
ment of yards and docks, navy yard;
October 28, aid, division of insects, na
tional museum; October 28, examiner
of textiles and mechanical appliances,
bureau of engineering and printing:
October 2S, laboratory aid, bureau of
plant industry, department of agricul
ture; October 2S. 29, law examiner,
forest service. The examinations are
open to all citizens cf the United
States who comply with the require
ments. Applicants should at once
apply either to tlie United States civil
service commission, Washington, or
to the secretary of the civil service
beard of examiners at places men
tioned for the necessary application
form and information.
Lumber Man Fight.
Before the state railway rommis
sion, Lincoln lumber dealers attacked
the petition of Omaha lumbermen for
a readjustment of the rates from the
south to points in the state. Formerly
the rates were 24 cents for Lincoln
and 2.1 cents for Omaha. The former
city complained and a new rate for
both points was established by the in
teresting commerce commission. This
rate was 26 cents a hundred. Omaha
complained and the Lincoln Commer
cial club interposed a demurrer. Lin
coln men claim they are entitled to
lower rates to all towns near Lincoln.
Omaha alleges discrimination and un
fair treatment in the making of the
new rate. The Omaha men were re
quested to file an amended netition
fully setting forth the rates they com
plain of and cite the discriminations
Suit Against Woodmen.
Cary Duncan has begun suit in the
district court against the Modern
Woodmen of America, asking judg
ment in the sum of $2,000. She alleges
that W. D. Duncan was a member of
the order in good standing at the time
of his. death, which occured July 31.
1908. He carried a policy in the order
for $2,000, she being the beneficiary.
Clough Still Has Majority.
The recount of the vote in Garfield
county in the contest filed by G. W.
Fitzsimmons, defeated for the repub
lican nomination for representative in
the Forty-ninth district by F. W.
Clough, failed to change the result
though Fitzsimmons gained three
votes. The official returns for the
district before the recount gave
Clough 282 and Fitzsimmons 282. The
recount still leaves Clough a majority
of one vote in the district.
Rather than have an order issued
against it the Missouri Pacific rail
road began to reinstate its telegraph
service at its depot at Wabash. The
railway commission permitted the
ccmnanv to try telephone lines in
stead of telegraph, but the citizens
of the town objected to me iacn ui
privacy in the telephoning of board
of trade and other commercial mes
sages. The commission recently in
formed the railrcad that it must show
cause why an order should not be is
sued reinstating the telegraph service.
Property to Sell.
Governor Sheldcn may poon have
another piece of property for the state
of Nebraska to dispose of when the
next legislature meets. He has been
informed by officers of the general
government that the Indian school at
Genoa may soon be abandoned and if
congress sees fit to pass a bill giving
the property to the state of Nebraska
the buildings and lands in Nance
county will be set aside for the'use of
Nebraska. Two years ago there was
a bill in the legislature for the estab
lishment of a hospital but didn't pass.
A Battle Won by Echo.
The echo was made use of as a
strategem in war by a small force of
Britons about 500 A. D. A large army
of the Picts was descending upon them
and annihilation seemed certain. A
man named Germanus declared that if
the Britons would do as he said they
would be saved. He led them to a
spot surrounded by hills and had them
all shout "hallelujah" when the enemy
approached. The hills took up the
sound and echoed it back and forth un
til the Picts fled in terror, thinking
they were being surrounded.
Nasology Is the Latest.
Palmistry has a rival in the new fortune-telling
science, nasology, which
has been of late winning converts in
Paris. An elderly lady has set up in
the Latin quarter, where she reads ca
reers in the noses presented to her.
Everybody has a nose, and 'this new
method of its examination appeals to
the credulous. The old lady looks at
her visitor's nose through a micro
scope, and she finds better indications
in the marks and lumps than ever she
found before in the lines of the
Giotto, dipping his pencil in red
paint and using his elbow as a pivot,
had just drawn a perfect circle.
"See his fine Italian hand!" ex
claimed the enthusiastic bystanders.
Thereafter, as we learn from the
cyclopedias, Giotto moved in the most
exclusive art circles.
A Great Educational Work
Is now being done by the manufactur
ers of K. C. Baking Powder. They are
giving away a beautiful cook book to
every one of our lady readers. Write
for it to-day. It is worth $5 to any
housekeeper. See ad. in another part
of this paper.
"Isn't there danger," said the timid
man, "of dropping things from an air
ship on the people below?"
"That isn't the worst," answered the
candid inventor. "You're lucky if the
vhole airship doesn't fall on you."
Mrs. Xewlywed My husband ad
mires everything about me; my voice,
my eyes, my form, my hands!
Friend And what do you admire
Mrs. Xewlywed His good taste.
To Our Lady Readers.
Send to-day to Jaques Manufactur
ing Company, Chicago, for a free copy
of their new cook book by Mrs. Janet
McKenzie Hill. It is a beauty and con
tains many new recipes you ought to
have. See ad. in another part of this
Reformer Do you know, my friend,
that we could live on one-half of what
we now eat?
Gormand Maybe so, but if we
didn't eat the other half, how would
our grocers and doctors live?
The Tempered Wind.
Jim (regarding damage done .to
church by fire) Good job it wasn't a
Bill You're right, mate. Only one
man put out of work, and he draws his
money. Boston Transcript.
Every Woman Should Cook
And cook well. To help you do this
get Mrs. Janet McKenzie Hill's Cook
Book, given away absolutely free to
our readers by Jaques Manufacturing
Company, Chicago. See ad. iu another
part of this paper.
"But," protested the wayward son,
"you should make allowances for tho
follies of youth."
"Huh!" growled the old man. "If
it wasn't for the allowance you get
there would he less folly."
"Sir," announced the private secre
tary, "opportunity knock:; at your
"Throw something at her," ordered
the great magnate. "Everybody knows
I'm trying to die poor."
Don't Fail to Get tt.
Every woman or girl reader of this
paper should get a free copy of Mrs.
Hill's Cook Book, now being given
away by Jaques Manufacturing Com
pany, Chicago. See ad. in another part
of this paper.
"Johnnie, I will give you a quarter
if you can get me a lock of your sis
"Gimme four bits an' I'll git you de
whole bunch; I know where she hangs
it nights." Houston Post.
Lady of Uncertain Age Ah, major,
we're none cf us as young as we were.
Major (absent-minded, hut vaguely
aware that a gallant answer is indi
cated) My dear lady, I'm sure you
don't look it! Punch.
A Beautiful Cook Book Free
To all of our readers. See ad. of K. C.
Baking Powder Company in another
part of this paper. Write for it to
day before you forget it. The hook is
one that you will be proud to own.
"Don't you think the curtain should
be lowered more quickly on my first
act?" asked the young playwright.
"Yes, by a good half an hour," re
plied the heartless manager.
Work as a Necessity.
Follow your calling diligently, for be
assured that work, far from being a
hardship is a help, and a blessing
without which you cannot reach your
highest good. Ruskin.
Free to Housekeepers.
Don't fail to get the beautiful new
cook book given away by Jaques Man
ufacturing Company. It is worth $5
to any housekeeper. See ad. in an
other part of this paper.
The art of saying appropriate words
In a kindly way is one that never goes
out of fashion, never ceases to please,
and it is within the reach of the
At the popular seaside resort of
Avalon, Santa Cataltae islands, off the
coast of Southern California, there is
naw a regular fleet of glass-bottomed
boats. They are specially designed to
enable passengers to see not only the
flsh, but the wonderful submarine
growths in the Pacific ocean. In build
these crafts resemble ordinary row.
boats, and they hold from eight to a
dozen persons, who sit around the
"well" and gaze through its glass win
dows into the ocean below. Wide
Truth may be stranger than fiction,
but it isn't nearly so marketable.
It's curious how money melts oven
a tresorts ccol enough for blankets.
In the garden of the years life ever
lasting grows best watered with tears.
The old-fashioned mother and her
slipper qualified many a man for the
presidential chair, even If he didn't
Croesus can't corner the market in
hearts so long as " Cupid stands
sponsor for the good-looking young
Notes of Industry.
The average yield per acre, tho
world over, Is only 12.7 bushels.
Pomegranate is the heaviest wood.
A cubic foot of it weighs S5 pounds.
There is a little mere than 20'
miles of railroad in the United States
for every 10,000 Inhabitants.
While the tonnage of the fleet of the
great lakes is increasing the number
of craft is decreasing, owing to tho
greater capacity of the newer boats.
Systematic investigation of tho
Philippine islands reveals the fact that
the group consists of 2.G00 islands,
while before the American occupation
the number was estimated at 1,200.
Sault Ste. Marie canal traffic for
the season of 1907 reached a grand
total of 57,217,214 tons, which shows
a net increase of 12 per cent, or 6.4CC,
134 tons as comjared with that of
the season of 190G.
The most powerful engine ever put
In an automobile is one of six cylin
dears and 200-hoursepower in a French
racing machine. In its preliminary
trials it is reported to have attained
an average speed of 125 miles an hcur.
Laundry work at home would be
much more satisfactory if tho right
Starch were used. In order to get tho
desired stiffness, it is usually neces
sary to use so much starch that the
beauty and fineness of tho fabric Is
hidden behind a paste of varying
thickness, which not only destroys the
appearance, but also affects the wear
ing quality of the goods. This trou
ble can be entirely overcome by using
Defiance Starch, as it can be applied
much more thinly because of its great
er strength than other makes.
A Keen Nose.
Grandmother Why is the baby so
Nurse Oh, his mother and father
Grandmother I don't see them!
Xurse Nor I, ma'am. But tho
child's nose is very keen. He smells
the automobile, ma'am! Harper's
The extraordinary popularity of fine
white goods this summer makes tho
choice of Starch a matter of great im
portance. Defiance Starch, being free
from all injurious chemicals, is tho
only one which is safe to use on fine
fabrics. Its great strength as a stiffen
er makes half the usual quantity ol
Starch necessary, with the result of
perfect finish, equal to that when the
goods were new.
Truly a Sad Case.
The Butler What makes the missus
In such a bad humor this morning?
The Maid Some woman told her a
secret last night, and she'3 forgotten
It. Stray Stories.
WhoLiala asd retail
Jltn In frrtliln for
a Gentleman table. Including fine Im
ported Tabla Delicacies. II ttere la any
Uttls Itn yon are noable to obtain la yonrHomaTowa,
write oa lor prices on same, as we will be ears to nave It
Mali orders carefully filled.
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PURE FOOD PRODUCTS
UNO TflBLC DELICACIES
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COURTNEY & CO.. Osaka. Near.
catalogue -will show
you -what you -want.
G. N. AULABAUGH
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HAVE YOU HAD YOUR
If not ask your grocer for this
brand of Maple Syrup.
FARRELL & CO., CMAHA.
LOWEST PRICES. EASY PAYMENTS.
Yon cannot afford to experiment with
untried goods sold by commission
agents. Catalogues free.
The Bfwiswkk-Bafte-Carlesjf Company
407-9 So. 10th St. tft.2. MAHA. NEB.
Field Glasses, Binocular and Telescopes.
VWurn Optical Co.
! , "' Potest eyesfor sight, and only pre
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J es properly flttrd. Consult os first. Want Optical
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Take Farnam Street car. TwoDoIlarsadayandCQ
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