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R. S. STROTHER, PuMisher
Secretary of the Navy Victor H.
Metcalf tendered his resignation to
the president to take effect December
1 on account of ill Health. Assistant
Secretary of " the Navy Truman H.
Newberry will be named as Mr. Met
calf s successor.
William Arnold Shanklin, president
of Upper Iowa university, Fayette, la,,
was elected president of Wesleyan
university, Middlctown, Conn.
Dean Thomas Frederick Crane of
the Cornell univeisity faculty, who
has been connected with the uni
versity for 41 years, has resigned.
Gov. Hughes filed his certificate of
election expenses with the secretary
of state of New York, giving his total
expendi tines as $309.35.
Prof. Richard MacLaurin, head of
the physics department of Columbia
university, was appointed president of
the Massachusetts Institute of Tech
nology. Emperor "William was severely cen
sured by leaders of all parties during
the debate in the reichstag on the in
terpellations concerning the conversa
tions published with the permission
of the empercr in the London Daily
Emperor William conferred on
Count Zeppelin the rrussian order of
the Black Eagle.
President Castro of Venezuela has
been advised by bis physicians to go
to Europe for medical treatment for
tho malady from which he has been
Lord Sholto Douglns. brother to the
present marqus of Queensbury, is held
in the provincial jail at Nelson, B. C,
for shooting a man named Rowland,
King Edward spent his sixty-seventh
birthday at Sandringham.
Francis J. Heucy, a1 leading figure
in the prosecution of municipal corrup
tion in San Francisco, was shot and
seriously 'injured-' Friday by Morris
Haas, a saloon-keeper, who had been
accepted as a jnror in a previous trial
and aftsiwarda removed, it having
been shown by the prosecution that
ho was an ex-convict
Evidence was introduced by the
prosecution in the Lainphere trial at
Laporte. Ind., tending to prove that
bodies found in the ruins of the Gun
nes3 farmhouse were those of Mrs.
Gunncss and her three children, of
whose murder Ray Lainphere is ac
cused. It was reported in Peking that the
emperor of China was dead and the
dowager empress dying. Two imperial
edicts were issued in quick succes
sion. The first makes Prince Chun re
gent of the empire and, the second ap
points his son, Pu Wei, heir presump
tive. In a boiler explosion at the Miller
Lusiber Company's plant at Pound,
near Pound Gap, Ky., four men were
killed and four more severely injured.
Three men were killed outright, two
were fatally injured and two others
were seiiously hurt in an explosion at
a sawmill plant in Wise county, Virgi
nia. The new divorce law, increasing the
period of residence from six months
to one year was canied on November
3 in South Dakota b a vote of two
Francisco L. de la Barra, at present
Mexican minister to the Netherlands,
has been appointed to succeed En
rique C. Creel as Mexican ambassa
dor at Washington.
University of Michigan alumni in
New York have. subscribed funds for
the erection of a 9300,000 dormitory
with an immense "commons" or eating
room in Ann Arbor.
The appointment of Col. George H.
Torney as surgeon general of the
army to succeed Surg. Gen. R. M.
O'Reilly was announced by the secre
tary of, war.
Fire in the business district of Ben
ton Harbor, Mich., destroyed property
valued at $125,000.
An unsuccessful attempt was made
by "a band of 25 Russians to rob a
railroad train that was carrying $12,
500,000 to St. Petersburg.
EatSenator Carmack of Tennessee,
who was killed in a street duel in
Nashville by Robin Cooper, was buried
at Columbia, large delegations from
all over the state being present.
Nine men were killed in a collision
of two Union Pacific freight trains at
Goaded by the fear that his name
was to be used in connection with an
attempt to blackmail his father for
$40,000. J. Edwin Stein of Chicago, 22
years old, son of David Stein, head of
the firm of Ederheimer, Stein & Co.,
clothiers, committed suicide in the
B. .Frank Hall, a wealthy resident of
SL Mary's, Pa., shot and killed himself
on a railway train.
A report that the body of Prof. An
dree, who tried to reach the pole in
a balloon in ISO", had been found on
the Labrador coast was discredited
by authorities on Arctic exploration.
The petition by the United States
government for a rehearing of the ap
peal of the Standard Oil Company of
Indiana .from the $29,240,000 fine of
Judge Landis was overruled by Judges
Groscup. Baker and Seaman in the
United States circuit court of appeal
at Chicago. .
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j- Most Important Happen- g
X ings of the World 8
5 Told in Brie 8
Four children perished In a fire that
destroyed the country home of John
Wampfler near Alliance, O.
George S. Terry of New York has
been appointed assistant treasurer of
the United States to succeed Hamilton
Prof. Mark W. Harrington, former
chief of the United States weather
bureau, who mysteriously dropped out
of sight nearly ten years ago, has
been found, a hopeless mental wreck,
in the New Jersey Asylum for the In
sane at Morris Plains.
Three hundred and thirty-nine men
were killed in the Radbod mine near
Hamm, Westphalia, by an explosion
aud resulting fire. Thirty-five were
taken out badly injured.
A motor boat containing ten China
men and three white men was
wrecked on the breakwall at Buffalo,
N. Y., and six of the Orientals, who
were being smuggled from Canada,
lost their lives.
The Register and Leader of Des
Moines, la., has bought the Daily Trib
une, an afternoon Democratic daily.
The Illinois state board of equaliza
tion fixed the total assessed valuation
of property in the state at' $1,263,
515,156, against $1,251,974,306 in 1907.
"Mrs. Mary Wheeler Somerby of
Newburyport, Mass., an aged widow,
was declared to be the sole heir to an
estate valued at $100,000 by an order
filed in the chancery court at Tren
ton, N. J.
Clarence Agnew, colored, was given
a life sentence for causing a fatal
wreck on the Southern railway near
Duncan, S. C.
President Roosevelt Thursday re
ceived at the White House about 500
farmers and their wives, who were at
tending the convention of the National
Grange, Patrons of Husbandry.
The jury in the Lamphere murder
case at Laporte, Ind., was completed,
the state's attorney made his open
ing statement and the introducing of
evidence was begun.
A cold blooded plot by a daughter
to murder her mother for her money
was exposed in the arrest of Miss Mae
L. Otis of Chicago. The woman had
arranged to have her mother beaten
to death, but unwittingly hired de
tectives to do the deed.
Judge Taylor of the federal court
at Cleveland, O., appointed Warren
Hicknell and Frank A. Scott as joint
receivers for the Municipal Traction
Company and the Cleveland Railway
Albert Berger, a former Alaska min
er, just before committing suicide at
Canyon Ferry, Mont., threw $2,000 in
post-office money orders payable to
himself, in the stove.
One man was killed and 35 Injured
by an explosion in the Excelsior
Springs Fowder factory at Dodson,
Postmaster General Meyer an
nounced that the postal deficit for the
fiscal year ended June 30 amounted to
$16,910,279, the largest in the history
of the post-office department.
Mrs. A. W. Bonds of Memphis,
Tenn., killed S. P. Craig because he
insulted and annoyed her.
Manila's new water system has been
completed at a cost of $2,000,000.
Dr. B. F. Bechtold, aged 63 years,
Kulpsville, Pa., a patient in a private
hospital in Philadelphia, was burned
Eleven persons pere killed and
many injured when a Great Northern
express crashed into the rear of a
New Orleans & Northeastern local at
Little Woods station, a fishing and
hunting camp on Lake Ponchartrain
12. miles from New Orleans.
C. E. Sweet of Dowagiac, Mich., de
feated candidate for prosecuting attor
ney, sued T. J. Bresnahan, his suc
cessful opponent, for $10,000 damages
for libel and slander.
The names of 20 Nebraska newspa
per men holding Western Union Tele
graph Company franks were certified
to to the attorney general by the
state railway commission for prosecu
tion under the anti-discrimination
clause of the commission act Among
the defendants is Victor Rosewater,
chief of the publicity committee of
the Republican national committee.
A bill providing for universal suf
frage in Hungary was presented to
the chamber of deputies by Count An
drassy, minister of the interior.
Rev. French E. Oliver, a revivalist,
has issued an open letter to William
J. Bryan urging the Nebraskan to be
come an evangelist, and predicting
that he would become an equal of the
Republican members of the Bul
garian national assembly and even
several members of the government
majority made a most sensational at
tack on Emperor Ferdinand during the
debate on the address in reply to the
Edward Bostwick, 68 years old, and
a former state senator of Michigan,
committed suicide in Syracuse, N. Y.,
by strangling himself with a silk
An average yield of 26.2 bushels of
corn per acre and an increased total
production of 2.G42.6S7.000 bushels of
corn are preliminary estimates an
nounced in the report of the depart
ment of agriculture.
William Oswald, president of the
Telegram Publishing Company ol
Lawrence, Mass., committed suicide.
The battleship North Dakota was
successfully launched from the yard
of the Fore River Shipbuilding Com
pany, at Quincy, Mass.
In a fit of jealousy 84-year-old Elond
Olson killed his wife, one year his
junior, and then attempted suicide in
their home on a farm, near Esofea,
In deciding the case of Berea col
lege vs. the state of Kentucky favor
rbly to the state, the supreme court of
the United States held that the states
of the union may constitutionally
legislate to prevent the coeducation of
the white and black races.
Jackson L. Smith, 71 years ok, for
16 years a judge of the Missouri court
of appeals, died at his -home in Kan
Mrs. Josefa Neilson Osborn, once
prominent in New York society, but
more widely known as the modiste of
the women of New York's "Four Hun
dred," is dead.
Herbert Dudley Hale, son of Rev.
Edward Everett Hale, and one of the
best known architects of New York
city, is dead.
REALRULJEB IS DEAD
T8ZE H8I AN, DOWAGER EMPRESS
OF JAPAN, PASSES AWAY.
OFFICIAL ANN0UNGMEN1 MADE
Date of Death Given Out as Two
O'clock Sunday, but is Believed
to Have Occurred Earlier.
Peking Tsze HsI An, the dowager
empress of China, the autocratic head
of the government which she directed
without successful interference since
1861, and without protest since 1881,
died at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
The announcement of th-i dowager
empress' death was official and fol
lowed closely upon the announcement
that Kuang Hsu, the emperor, had
died Saturday at 5 o'clock in the after
noon, but it is believed the deaths oc
curred a considerable time before that
set down in the official statements.
An official edict issued at 7 o'clock
placed on the throne Prince Pu Yi,
the 3-year-old son of Prince Chun, the
regent of the empire, in accordance
with a promise given by the dowager
empress soon after the marriage of
Prince Chun in 1903. An edict is
sued on Friday made Pu Yi heir pre
sumptive. The foreign legations were notified
by the foreign board of the death of
the emperor and the succession of
Prince Pu Yi. Troops have been in
readiness for several days to quell
any disorders that might arise on the
death of Kuang Hsu, and the possi
bility of uprisings was made greater
because of the fact that the death of
the dowrfger empress was known to
be close at hand. Two divisions of
troops have been held in reserve and
these are now stationed in various
quarters of the city. Twenty gen
darmes were dispatched to guard the
approaches to the legations, but up to
the present the duties of the forces
have been slight It was announced
that the legation guard was ordered
out at "the special call of the lega
tions on account of the emperor's
Prince Chun, the regent, has ordered
the viceroys and governors to take pre
cautions for the continuation of the
administration of the provinces as
heretofore, and he has ordered a hun
dred days -of mourning. The court will
go into mourning for three years.
OUTCOME IN NEBRASKA,
Democrats Get Two State Officers
Governor and Railway Commissioner.
The democrats will have the two
principal offices of the new state ad
ministration, while the republicans get
the six other offices of the new re
gime. Complete election returns from all
but Richardson county show that the
democrats have elected Shallenberger
for governor by a plurality of 6,662
and Cowgill for railway commissioner
by a plurality of 477. The republican
pluralities are as follows:
Hopewell, for lieutenant governor,
432; Junkin, for secretary of state,
1,874; Barton for auditor, 5,342;
Brian, for treasurer, 3,425; Bishop,
for superintendent, 3,927; Thompson,
for attorney gereral, 4,800; Cowles,
for land commissioner, 2,002.
The state congressional delegation
will be evenly divided -etween the re
publicans and democrats. The demo
cratic congressmen elect are Magulre,
in the First; Hithcock, in tne Second,
and Latta In the Third. The republic
ans have elected Hinshaw in the
Fourth, Norris, in tho Fifth and Kin
kaid in the Sixth.
WATTERSON IS LAID TO REST.
Body of Man Who Met Tragic Death
is Buried at Louisville.
Louisville, Ky. The body of Har
vey Watterson was laid to rest Sunday
afternoon in Cave Hill cemetery.
"He was from his babyhood," said
his father, speaking of his dead son,
"a little gentleman. He was the only
one of our children I had never to pun
ish. He was born with a strong will
and a fierce temper, but he completely
mastered them. He had written his
mother just before the awful mishap,
a tender and breezy letter in which
'I am pretty hard worked, but we
are as happy as two bugs In a rug.'
"Our hearts are broken now."
EXTRA SESSION OF CONGRESS
President-elect Taft Announces He
Will Call One.
Washington. That a special ses
sion of the Sixty-first congress will be
called soon after March 4, to take up
the matter of tariff revision, became
known positively Sunday, when Will
iam H. Taft, president-elect, after
spending the day at the White House
as the guest of President Roosevelt,
stated that he intended to call the
special session to meet as soon after
his inaugration as would be reason
able! Standing of Next House.
Washington The temporary roll
call of the house of representatives
for the sixty-first congress has been
completed and published. It presents
a complete list of members of the new
house, as shown by unofficial returns
and gives the politics of all of them.
According to this publication the next
house will consist of 219 republicans
and 172 democrats, a total of 391, as
against a total of 389 in the house
during the last session, of whom 223
were republicans and' 166 democrats.
The republican loss Is four.
Smallest Baby on Record.
Des -Moines, la. Weighing but one
pound and so small she could stand in
a teacup, a girl was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Arch Crandall of Waterloo eigh
teen months ago and is now living,
weighing seventeen pounds.
Emperor and Empress Dead.
Washington The Chinese legation
received official confirmation of the
death of the empercr and the empress
dowager of China. Their deaths oc
curred only a few hours apart.
NEBRASKA NEWS AND NOTES.
Items of Greater or Lesser Impor
tance Over the State.
Chicken thieves have of late been
numerous in Otoe county.
The big flouring mill at Pierce
burned last week. The loss is $75,000.
A. W. Taylor, an Omaha carpenter,
fell from an .eight-story building and
died from his injuries.
Omaha Is making big preparations
for the corn show In December. Rail
roads will give reduced rates.
I. Hampen, a farmer of Hayes Cen
ter, committed suicide on account of
domestic difficulty. He leaves two
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
Magnus Anderson of Bertrand is
erecting a new building for the In
dependent Order of Odd Fellows'
Ioage No. 188. It is to be a two
story structure, the contract price
: Elmer Lewis was killed in the rail
jicad yards at Ravenna. He had just
come in on a freight train and stcp-j
ped off from the caboose. A switch!
engine going. in the opposite direc-i
tion struck him.
The day set for the doings in the
matter of the Young Men's Christian
association at Columbus, November
22, has been called off, as they were
not ready, and it will be held the
first week in December.
Vaclav Bohaty, aged forty-nine, a
farmer residing about six miles north
east of David City, was adjudged a
dipsomaniac by the board of insanity
commissioners and taken to the hos
pital at Lincoln by bneriff West.
If arrangements go as planned, Mrs.
Pierce and Mrs. Holdsworth, two ar
dent Bryan women of Valley, will
haul Mrs. Ramsey and Mrs. Kennedy,
equally ardent Taft women. In a
pushcart from the postoffice corner
to the opera house.
In district court at Plattsmouth
Judge H. D. Travis sentenced James
Smith, colored, to serve five years
in the state penitentiary. Smith was
convicted of entering and stealing
from the home of Mrs. Jennie Schild
knecht of that city.
"Move to town and live off the in
come from the farm. Roosevelt will
take care of the children." This was
the substance of a note to his wife
found in the pock of Ira Best, a
well-to-do farmer, 34 years old, who
committed suicide by hanging him
self in the barn on his farm, eighteen
miles northwest of Schuyler. He is;
believed to have been temporarily in-;
A monster cement bridge is being
erected across South Table creek at
the foot of Central avenue in Ne
braska City to take the place of the
steel one which was carried away by
a storm and high water. This is tho
first bridge of this kind to be put in
in that county and if it is satisfactory
the commissioners expect to put in
A twenty-mile walk is what is com
ing to F. A. Meltondorf of Valentine
as a result of a bet on Bryan. A
wager was made between him and
George Christopher of Simeon that if
Bryan was elected Christopher was
to walk in and notify Mr. Meltondorf,
and in case of Taft being elected
Meltondorf was to walk out and no
tify Mr. Christopher.
Mrs. August Mueller of Richardson
county was killed and her husband
probably fatally injured when a bug
gy in which they were riding was
run into by an automobile. The
driver of the automobile sought to
fetop the machine and partly succeed
ed but Mueller's horse plunged wild
ly, throwing the occupants under
the buggy and the automobile.
A suit for damages in the sum of
$625 has been filed in the county
court against the Union Pacific by
the Blue Springs Farmers Elevator
company. Plaintiffs allege that last
June they sent a car of wheat to a
grain firm in Omaha. When the car
reached its destination there was a
shortage of 720 bushels, which had
either been lost or stolen.
While performing his duties as
night watchman at the mill of the
T. B. Hord Alfalfa Meal company in
Central City, Sherman Grubb had an
exciting experience with some rob
bers, and as a result carries a bullet
wound in his left hand. He encoun
tered two men stealing cement, the
outcome of which was above related.
.The would-be robbers escaped.
As the result of a shooting affray
near Alliance, Lizzie Braner is in
the hospital, fatally wounded, and her
brother, Charles Braner, who did the
snooting, and her sweetheart, Frank
Augustine, are in the county pail.
Braner objected to the attentions of
Augustine to his sister, and when the
young couple went riding the brother
followed them. Miss Braner was
wearing the fur coat of her escort,
and, mistaking her for the man, Bra
ner shot her at short range. Discov
ering his mistake, he fired at short
range at Augustine, but injured him
The impressive ceremonies attend
ing the laying of the corner stone of
the new Masonic Temple theater In
McCook were held last week by the
officers of .-e grand lodge and the
masonic lodge of that city. Preced
ing the ceremony a parade was given.
The body of Gottleib feisenmann
was brought to Nebraska City from
Arapahoe, Okla., for interment. He
was found dead in a well with sev
eral pigs, he was a hermit and lived
alone and it is thought that he went
in search of the missing pigs and
fell into the unused well and was not
found for some time.
Information was received in Beat
rice concerning the arrest of John
Bedford, who is in jail there await
ing the arrival of an officer from Illi
nois, and states that he is charged
with murdering a farmer in that
A. lu Snavely of Omaha was as
saulted at Ashland after leaving Bur
lington train No. 13 and robbed of
$130. He was accosted by a stranger
In regard to the way to the hotel,
and in a moment was set upon and
thrown to the ground. Mr. Snavely
fought fiercely and cried for help, but
TUP STATE CAPITAL
MATTERS OF INTEREST TO ALL
ESTIMATES FOR THE 6IENNIUM
Thirty Departments and State Institu
tions Report What is Needed
for the Next Two Years.
Thirty departments of the state and
state institutions have made their es
timates of appropriations needed for
the coming biennium. These esti
mates have been filed with the state
auditor and will be reported to the
state legislature for action. Those
reporting show an increase over the
appropriation of two years ago from
$2,039,615 to $2,722,166, or almost
$700,000. This increase is due to a
large extent to the need or desire
of new buildings.
One new building is asked for at
the Nebraska School for the Deaf at
Omaha, to cost $50,000, and to in
clude an auditorium, library, muse
um, domestic science room and dor
mitory. The Soldiers' home at Grand Is
land wants an administration build
ing to cost $15,000 and an addition
to the brick hospital kitchen to cost
The Home for the Friendless at
Lincoln asks for a boys' cottage and
school building to cost $25,000 and
a $35,000 men's cottage is wanted at
the Hospital for the Insane at Nor
folk. Two $5,000 items in the estimate of
the Industrial School for Boys at
Kearney provide for a new barn and
equipment for the trade department.
Superintendent Osborn of the In
stitute for Feeble Minded Youth at
Beatrice asks for a $100,000 cottage
furnished and complete and a horse
barn and a boiler house costing
The Normal school at Kearney
wants one new wing to the building
costing $50,000 and a chapel and
gymnasium with equipment costing
The Hospital for the Insane at Lin
coln wants a $50,000 building for
men, a $6,000 ice and cold storage
plant and $5,000 for repairing a res
ervoir and building a standpipe.
The insurance department esti
mates that it will have a deficiency
of $2,000 by April 1, 1909.
The Peru State Norman wants a
$50,000 new building for an adminis
tration building and enlarging the
The National Corn Show.
Saturday, December 12, has been
designated as Governors' day at the
National Corn Show in Omaha. Con
ditional acceptances have been re
ceived from Governor Sheldon, Gover
nor Hoch (Kansas), Governor Cum
mins (Iowa), Governor Brooks (Wyo
ming), Governor Johnson (Minneso
ta), and Governor Crawford (South
Dakota). Invitations have been ex
tended to all the governors, and it
is expected that many acceptances
will be received. It is also the inten
tion of the exposition management to
invite Hon. William J. Bryan to de
liver an address on Governors' day.
Shallenberger Sees Applicants.
Governor-elect Shallenberger was
here and then went to Seward. He
held a meeting with prospective ap
pointees at Lincoln during his visit.
Lee Herdman of Omaha was in town,
but not for the purpose of interfer
ing in the matter of appointments, he
GOVERNOR TO PICK JUDGES.
Nineteen Men Willing to Accept One
of Four Places.
Four additional judges of the su
preme court will be appointed by Gov
ernor Sheldon within two or three
weeks. The appointments are to bo
made soon after the state canvassing
board ascertains the result of the
submission of the constitutional
amendment increasing the number of
judges from three to seven. The
amendment has undoubtedly carried,
but the state canvassing board cannot
officially act until November 23.
Within ten days thereafter the gov
ernor shall issue a proclamation de
claring the amendment to be a part
of the constitution. The present I
court commission of six members is
serving at the pleasure of the court
and can be displaced any time to
give way for four judges. The
amendment increases the salary of
judges of the supreme court from
$2,500 to $4,500 a year. Two of the
judges appointed by the governor will
serve till their successors are elected
next fall and two will serve until
1911. Nineteen names have been
presented to the governor for his con
sideration in making the appoint
ments. In the list there are four
Many Out for Judgeships.
These names have been filed with
the governor: J. L. Root, Platts
mouth; E. R. Duflie, Omaha; Jacob
Fawcett. Omaha; John M. Ragan,
Hastings; Lincoln Frost, Lincoln; S.
P. Davidson, Tecumseh; R. E. Evans,
Dakota City; E. E. Good, Wahoo; B.
F. Good, Wahoo; James A. Douglas,
Bassett; H. M. Grimes, Lincoln coun
ty, North Platte; John J. Sullivan,
Columbus; Judge Sedgwick, York; J.
S. Hoagland, North Platte; George
Loomis. Fremont; A. C. Epperson,
Bridgeport a County Seat.
Governor Sheldon issue a proclama
tion that officially completes the new
county of Morrill, a county created ;
by the division of the county of Chey
enne. The governor has designated
Bridgeport as a temporary county
seat until a permanent seat is chosen
by the voters. He has called an
J election for the selection of county
officers December 22. The Burling
ton railroad already has a line run
ning north and south through Bridge
port, and the Union Pacific has also
arranged to build to the town.
SOME REMARKS PROM .MINNE
What They Think of Western Canada.
A party of 'editors from a number of
cities and towns of Minnesota recently
made a tour of Western Canada, and
having returned to their homes they
are now telling in their respective
newspapers of what they saw on their
Canadian trip. The West SL Paul
Times recalls the excursion of the
Minnesota editors from Winnipeg to
the Pacific Coast tea years ago. Re
ferring to what has happened In the
interval the writer says: "Thousands
of miles of new railway lines have
been built,tand the development of
the country has made marvelous
strides. Millions of acres, then lying
in their wild and untouched state,
have since been transferred into grain
fields. Towns have sprung up as if
by the wand of a magician, and their
development is now In full progress.
It Is a revelation, a record of conquest
by settlement that is remarkable."
The Hutchinson Leader character
izes Western Canada as "a great coun
try undeveloped. The summer out
ing," it says, "was an eye-opener to
every member of the party, even those
who were on the excursion through
Western Canada ten years ago, over
considerable of the territory covered
this year; being amazed at the prog
ress and advancement made In that
short space of time. The time will
come when Western Canada will be
the bread-basket of the world. It
was a delightful outing through a
great country of wonderful possibil
ities and resources."
Since the visit of these editors the
Government has revised its land regu
lations and it is now possible to se
cure 160 acres of wheat land at $3.00
an acre in addition to the 160 acres
that may be homesteaded.
The crops of 1908 have been splen
did, and reports from the various dis
tricts show good yields, which at pres
ent prices will give excellent profits to
From Milestone, Saskatchewan,
there are reported yields of thirty bush
els of spring wheat to the acre, while
the average is about 20 bushels. Tho
quality of grain to be shipped from
this point will be about 600,000 bush
els. Information regarding free lands
and transportation will be freely given
by the Canadian Government Agents.
A HINT TO GOLFERS.
The Visitor -What on earth does
that chap carry that phonograph round
for. Is he dotty?
The Member- No! But he's dumb.
So he has that talking machine to
give instructions to his caddie or to
make a few well chosen remarks in
case he fozzles his drive or does any
thing else annoying.
Letty was a little colored girl whose
chief occupation was the bringing of
water from a distant spring. This
was very much to her discomfort, for
the summons to fill the empty water
bucket called her often from her
One day her young mistress was
giving her a lesson in Bible history.
the subject being Noah 'and the flood.
"Letty," she said, "what did Noah
do when he found that the water was
Letty, who had been giving scant at
tention to the story, replied with a
"I spec' he sent after mo'."
Uncle Ben Liked Her.
A Kansas City girl recently married
a man who lives in one of the smaller
near-by towns, and went there with
him to live. The bridegroom was
naturally eager that his relatives
should like his bride and as one, an
old farmer, voiced no complimentary
opinion in his hearing he at last
"Uncle Ben, what do you think of
"Wal, for a fact, George," responded
the old fellow, "you shore outmarried
yourself." Kansas City Times.
After Changing from Coffee to Postum.
Many a talented person is kept back
because of the Interference of coffee
with the nourishment of the body.
This Is especially so with those
whose nerves are very sensitive, as is
often the case with talented persons.
There is a simple, easy way to get rid
of coffee evils and a Tenn. lady's ex
perience along these lines is worth
considering. She says:
"Almost from the beginning of the
use of coffee it hurt my stomach. By
the time I was fifteen I was almost a
nervous wreck, nerves all unstrung, no
strength to endure the most trivial
thing, either work or fun.
"There was scarcely anything I
could eat that would agree with me.
The little I did eat seemed to give me
more trouble than it was worth. I
finally quit coffee and drank hot
water, but there was so little food I
could digest, I was literally starving;
was so weak I could not sit up long
at a time.
"It was then a friend brought me a
hot cup of Postum. I drank part of it
and after an hour I felt as though I
had had something to eat felt
strengthened. That was about five
years ago, and after continuing Poc.
um in place of coffee and gradually
getting stronger, to-day I can eat and
digest anything I want, walk as much
as I want. My nerves are steady.
"1 believe the first thing that did me
any good and gave me an upward
start, was Postum, and I use it alto
gether now instead of coffee." "There's
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich. Read "The Road toWell
ville," in pkgs.
Ever read the above letter? A new
.- nnra (mm lm. o time. ThfT
re Kcuulnr, true, and fall of nsmrir J
Success. , i
There are two reasons for success'
as there are two for failure, and these
two, In both Instances, act m sack
close conjunction that it is almost to
possible to decide where one begins
and the other ends. Our mental at
titude alone will not transact material
business, nor will outward industry
compensate for lack of mental 'stam
ina. Equilibrium, or eqnipose, win
alone account for success In any un
dertaking, and this means coafldeace
and grit, as well as energy. W. J.
Coville in Nautilus!
Shortening of the Day.
It has long been known, theoretical
iy, that the tides act as a brake on the
rotating earth, and tend tolengthen
tho ay. The effect, however, Is so
slight that it cannot be measured in.
any length of time at man's isposal.
It may be estimated wtih the old of
certtin assumptions; and using the
data available, Mr. W. D. MacMillan
has recently made the necessary com
putatlon by the formulas used by en
glneers. He finds for the increase of!
the length of the day one second fn'
Paint Indicates Danger.
A paint Is soon to be placed on the
market to indicate excessive heat in'
machine parts. Red when cool. It he-
comes black when heated. Mercuric
iodide and cupic ovide are two of the
Women to Vote In Siam.
Slam has recently passed a law giv
ing women the right to vote In cer
tain cases. While this may seem an
extraordinary step for an oriental peo
ple the Siamese women themselves ex
plain that it is th teaching of Bud
dhism. They point out that Buddhism
preaches the equality of the sexes and
gives equal education to boys and
The Last Resource.
"She is perfectly beautiful!" ex
claimed the bud, enthusiastically.
"You must never say that about an?
other girl, my dear." repliod the ex
perienced matron. "When a woman
has no feature which you can criticise
you must always fal back on the state
ment hat she would be charming if
she only had a little more style."
And Not a Thing to Do.
A "German scientist thinks he has
discovered In an Alpine cavo evidence
that men were living 106,000 years
ago. It is a terrible thought. There
were no flying machines, baseball
scores, ready letter-writers nor essay
ists on New York society. What conld
the poor things do? New York World.
The extraordinary popularity of fine
white goods this summer makes the
choice of Starch a matter of great im
portance. Defiance Starch, being free
from all injurious chemicals. Is the
only one which is safe to ase on fine
fabrics. Its great strength as a stiffen
er makes half the nsual quantity of
Starch necessary, with the result of
perfect finish, equal to that when the
goods were new.
Woman Wins Scholastic Honors.
Mrs. Agnes Knox Black, wife of Prof.
C. Charleton Black of Boston univc
sity, has been appointed to the faculty
of the College of Liberal Arts of the
university as Shaw professor of elocu
tion. Mrs. Black succeeds Prof. Mal
vina M. Bennett, who recently resign
ed. Mrs. Black is a Canadian and
well known as an elocutionist. She
was graduated from the University of
Toronto, afterward taking a course in
Philadelphia. She was at one time
head of the school of cloontion of the
New England Conservatory f Music
and later connected with the Emerson
College of Oratory-
Starch, like everything else, is be
ing constantly improved, the patent
Starches put on the market 25 years
ago are very different and inferior to
those of the present day. In the lat
est discovery Defiance Starch all In
jurious chemicals are omitted, while
the addition of another Ingredient, in
vented by us, gives to the Starch a
strength and smoothness never ap
proached by other brands.
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One 35 h-p Marinette GasaliM Engine
One 6 h-p Cushnai Gasaline Engine
One If k-w 110 tell General Electric
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If not ask your grocer for this
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