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Popular Prioed Store
Our Thanksgiving Sale will open Tomorrow
Tailored Coats, Suits and Dresses at $109 $15, $22 and $25
Route No. 4.
Gopple of Follerton is husking
.oorm for Liebig Bros.
Mm. Thomas Kulaof Columbus vis
ited at the home of Charles Kula a few
days last week.
Mm. George Simpson returned last
week from an extended visit with her
parnate at Bethany, Mo.
Julius McKim of Halsey, Neb., arrived
last Saturday for a few days' visit with
August Johnson and family.
Mrs. W. T. Beesley bf Syracuse, Neb.,
arrived Tuesday for a visit with her
daughter, Mm. Frank Soedan.
Fraak Hall and Glare Patterson are
helping E. M. Blore with getting out
Us. squash seeds during vacation week.
Bohool in district 71, Miss May Done
ghne teacher, closed last Friday for the
' annaal corn husking vacation of one
Last week Chris Hilmer bought what
is known as the old John Oibb place, on
the divide between Shell creek and Lost
creek, for 9117 per acre.
A year ago Foley Bros, bought the old
Warner place, paying f 100 per acre for
it. and last -Wednesday they sold it for
$125 per acre, clearing $4,000 on the deal.
They then bought the Aden place of 240
acres, northwest of Oconee, paying
$26,000 for it.
Q. B. S. on Himself.
Like all men, I play many parts;
and none of them is more or less real
than another. To one audience I am
the. occupier of a house In Adelpbi
terrace; to another I am "one of those
dunned Socialists." A discussion in a
club of very young ladles as to wheth
er I could be more appropriately de
scribed as an old Josser or an old
geeacr ended in the carrying of an
amendment In favor of an old bromide.
I am also a soul of infinite worth. 1
am, In short,' not only what I can
make of myself, which varies greatly
tram hour to hour and emergency to
a emergency, but what you can ee
w. me. Cteorge Bernard Shaw in the
Laaioa Nation, In Reviewing O. K.
Chesterton's "George Bernard Shaw."
The Airship in War.
1 Defense in warfare usually keeps
pace with the attack, and already spe
cial artillery is being designed to cope
with the airship peril. At the worst
airship could only carry out an
exploit. The risk, however.
m'kteat enough to make it advisahin
that the next Hague conference should
turn Its attention to this subject Man
kind may, perhaps, discover soldarity
enough to decide that the last of its
great discoveries shall be Innocent
Cows Vanish with Wife.
Washington, Pa. James Edmonds
of' Manifold reported to local officers
that his wife and four cows disap
peared simultaneously after he had
left to go to work in a mine. No
trace of the woman has been discov
ered. "'Edmonds says his wife shipped
a sewing nachine, three trunks and a
barrel containing household goods to
The Way to Happiness.
To look fearlessly upon life; to ac
cept the laws of nature, not with meek
resignation, hut as her sons, who dare
(,to search and question; to have peace
and confidence within our souls
.these are the beliefs that make for
"Have any luck fishing yesterday V
asked the man who gibes at angling.
"Bare," replied the truthful fisher
man.' "I brought home a fine string.4
Then, to ease his conscience, he
added, under his breath:
- There wasn't anything on it, how
Ladies' Cloaks, Skirts aniJackets
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Suits, Cloaks, Skirts, Children's Cloaks
and Coats is now complete. We can save you money
in this department Call and be convinced. We are
always glad to show our goods.
We are showing a complete new line of
Ladies, Gents' and Children's Sweaters
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are all the vogue.
SPECIAL THIS WEEK-Gents' "Four In Hand" Ties, 20 cents
each, 3 for 50 cents. In all the late colors.
We ala) carry a Complete lone of Staple and Fancy Dry! Goods La
dies' and Gents' Furnishing Goods, Comlorte, Blanlrets
Carpets and Shoes '
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605 ELEVENTH ST.
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EXTINCT VOLCANO THEIR HOME
Remarkable Abode and Still More Re
markable Industry of People
Saba, in the West Indies, is one of
-the most extraordinary places in the
By courtesy it is called an island,
but It is really nothing more than the
summit of an extinct volcano sticking
up out of the sea. Inside the crater
live the only inhabitants of Saba.
They live there because' there is no
where else for them to live,' the out
side slopes being nearly as steep as
the sides of a house.
The place belongs to Holland, and
the people are all Dutch. Neverthe
less, they speak English as their na
tive tongue. They call their crater
town Bottom, because it is situated
on top of a mountain.
Although surrounded on all sides by
the sea, they often spend weeks with
out seeing It, for that involves a long
climb up to the rim of the crater. Still
less frequently do they touch salt
water, because to do so they must, in
addition, climb downward for a dis
tance of 1,500 feet by a precipitous
rock-hewn path, known as the Ladder.
It is, however, in regard to their
staple industry that these Dutch peo
ple who speak English, and who live
aloft in a volcano in a summit city
called Bottom, reach the extreme of
topsy-turvydom. One might imagine
them making balloons or kites, or, in
fact, anything but what they make,
which is ships. y
Not ocean-going liners, of course,
but good, serviceable schooners and
luggers, whose repute .is great all over
the Windward islands. The ships,
when finished, have to be hauled up to
the rim of the crater and then lowered
over a precipice into the sea. Stray
NOTES ABSENCE OF HONESTY
Few Articles Forgotten in Cars
Turned In by Passengers, De
The man In the. rabbit hutch was
talking. x r$
"It's wonderful what a difference
the pay-as-you-enter makes with lost
articles," he said. "I guess we turn in
about one-tenth the stuff we used to
pick up in the cars before we were
confined to this box. You see, we
used to walk through the car for fares,
and If there was an umbrella or a
grip, or anything of that sort, left in
one of the seats, we ran a good chance
of seeing it and restoring it to the
owner. Now we can't do that We
have to stay here at the rear, and W6
"have hardly any chance at all to pick
up anything left on the car."
"But the passengers turn in some of
the things they find, don't they?" I
There was a great and sad knowl
edge of human nature in the conduc
"Do they? Not much," he said. "Ask
the man who has charge of lost ar
ticles over at the De Baliviere station
He'll tell you that we handle almost
nothing there now, whereas we re
stored quantities of stuff to the own
ers under the pay-when-discovered
My eye but what thieves we are!
"Why, I used to pick up an um
brella or two on my car every day,
and now there Is not one handed ovet
to me in seven days," he resumed.
Here, then, is a valid objection to
the pay-as-you-enter one, we have
never thought of: It Is making all of
us thieves! St Louis Post-Dispatch.
Also Somewhat Rare.
The best treasure among men Is a
frugal tongue. Hesiod.
Cathedral Insured for Large Sum.
St Paul's Cathedral. London, la in
sured for $475,000.
OFFICE ON, EDGE OF FOREST
Mountain Stream Furniahee Power
fer Plant of Western Newspaper
Seattle, Wash. Perhaps the most
ilcturesquely situated newspaper of
Ice in the country Is that of the Meg
iphone at Qullcene, Wash. The own
it is M. F. Satterlee, a pioneer news
paper man. He says:
"It Is hardly possible there Is an
jther newspaper in the world situated
to a similar way to the Megaphone es
tablishment On the one hand, within
'ess than four rods of the office, Is a
drgin forest, extending back to Walk
r mountain, while on the other are
the waters of the Pacific ocean, which
pay daily visits within one, hundred
'eet of the huge water wheel driving
the Megaphone press. The wheel is
turned by a sparkling mountain stream
:hat flows in front of the office and
then empties into the bay. We can
reach out of the window of the estab
lishment and pick from the tree Early
Transparent apples, while within twenty-five
feet are apples of eight other
fcinds and pears, prunes, plums and
cherries are but a few steps away.
"Of wild fruit there are blackber
ries and salmon' berries within a rifle
range of the editorial desk. Then we
can go out on a wharf, 200 feet from
the office door, and catch salmon
trout, salmon, perch and rock cod,
while the beach Is one spread of clam
beds; and fuel, In the shape of fir
bark, broken In the proper lengths
for the office stove, floats to us on
svery tide, as it loosens from the log
booms in tow to the mills. The Mega
phone office nestles at the foot of
Walker mountain, whose shadow in
summer falls upon the spot at four
p. m., and where the morning sun,
flashing across the Taraboo peninsula,
casts its beams at an early hour. In
winter the place is sheltered from the
blasts of the sou'easters which roar
over the sound. From the Megaphone
place can be seen the moonbeams
glistening on the waters of Quileen
bay and miles out on Hood canal.
CHASED INTO RIVER BY BULL
Two Jersey Men Have Narrow Escape
from Being Gored to Death
in Saving Woman.
Montclair, N. J. In saving Miss
'Ruth Manning of Paterson from an
enraged bull near Singac, Reynold
Thomas and Guy Taylor of this city
had a narrow escape from being gored
The bull was owned by a farmer
named Pier, who lives not far from
the home of Mme. Schumann-Heihke,
near Singac. It was rampaging up
and down the road when Miss Manning
came along. Some crimson ribbons
on her gown aroused the bull to at
tack. Bellowing furiously, the bull charged
on Miss Manning, who turned and
ran. The young men arrived on the
scene just as the bull started after
Toung Thomas hit the bull with a
stone and it turned on him and bowled
him over. The bull was trampling on
Thomas and attempting to gore him
when Taylor smashed him over the
head with a fence rail.
Then the bull rushed at Taylor, who
dashed off at a ten-second clip. The
bull was young and speedy, too, and
began to gain on Taylor. Feeling that
he could not keep up the pace for
long, Taylor turned toward the Pas
saic river, which runs parallel with
the road at this point.
Into the river Taylor dashed, fol
lowed by the bull, which, after wading
out shoulder deep, abandoned the
At this juncture the owner of the
bull and farm hands arrived, and with
pitchforks finally drove the bull back
to the farm.
Young Thomas was not severely
hurt when trampled on by the bull
and Taylor did not mind his ducking.
Miss Manning warmly thanked the
two young men.
The Pennsylvania engineer who
stopped his train to rescue a kitten
asleep on the track is no doubt an ob
ject qf curious interest ,to automobil
ists. New York World.
Guessed His Money Was Gone.
"You didn'tgo through my pockets
last night, as usual." "No; when I
found a long hair on your coat I knew
ft wouldn't do any good."
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COBRAS EAT SK
Awful Clash at Meal Time in
Scions of Tint Families of India"
Fail to Appreciate Atmosphere of
the "City of rotherly
Philadelphia, Pa. Three snakes are
raising cain out In the zoological gar
dens. They are raising so much cain
that all the zoo men, from Superin
tendent Carson down, are getting
snakes. They arrived at the gardens
the other day, and ever since then
have been whipping up one constant
row and shattering the nerves of
It Is easy enough to understand,
even In the case of hardened and sea
soned snake men. For these three
troublous serpents are variously
known by such nerve-soothing epi
thets as snake-eating cobras, or s the
tree-climbing "cobras, or giant cobras.
And, when they -bite they kill. Their
venom has no antidote.
' It might be added that this species Is
the only variety of real snakes that
will show fight to a man without be
ing first attacked by him. In the zo
ology of the imagination there are, of
course, other well-known varieties oL
equally active sepentlnes, but they are
pink or blue or green or yellow In
color, and they are hard to grasp,
while these snake-eaters at the zoo
are a plain stony 'gray and can be
distinctly felt, if any one cares to try.
They are the latest and snappiest
thing in the cannibal line, are these
cobras, and the story of their trans
portation to the gardens and of their
subsequent lively pranks Is no mere
silly season yarn. It' is a story, as the
critics of fiction would say, "filled
with the whipcords and the bite of real
They come of one of the first, best
and rarest families of India. They
are scarce and they are valuable.
Tnere are plenty of your common,
man-eating cobras In India, but your
snake eater is a prize.
Consequently, when Robert D. Car
son, superintendent of the zoological
gardens, heard that three of them
were en route to New York in a
wooden box he hurried over and
bought them, eating up a good slice
of zoo money In the transaction. He
bought them of an Indian wild ani
When they arrived at the zoo they
caused great excitement, for every
well-Informed zoo keeper knows the
reputation of the snake-eating cobra.
The' next day these snakes boiled
up into one of the worst and one of
the most remarkable stews ever en
countered at the zoo. Keeper Hess had
thrown in the usual daily meal of one
snake per snake to the cobras, on the
natural assumption that each snake
eater would make a dive for a de
tached victim. Some time later he
heard the noise of a regular whip
cracking scrap in the cobra cage and
hurried to the scene.
Two of the cobras were trying to
swallow the same snake. One had
started at the head and the other at
the tail of their victim, and when they
met swallowing hard, at the middle,
In a head-on collision, the air was
thick with flying, flashing cobra.
Hess stood electrified and helpless
before the strange sight. What to do
was a question, so he just watched.
By and by they sank to the floor and
started In a strenuous gulping contest,
each trying to swallow the other in-,
side, snake and all.
It resolved Itself into a question of
which snake had the rudest yawn and
the most jaw, and soon the smaller
cobra began a slow and unpleasant
journey down bis brother cobra's
That was too much for Hess. To
be a cannibal is bad. To swallow
one's brother Is hideous. Hess raised
a narrow portion of the sliding door,
pulled the head of the two-snake-swallowing
snake out a little way, and
then untelescoped the smaller cobra,
which he afterward slowly deprived
of the lunch that was In him by draw
ing him off the snake that was half
inside him and half inside the other
This was a perilous task, as cobra
number three was In the offing, wink
ing his weather eye at the wholesale
disgorging. But Hess got away with
the job and Is now recovering from
"' That is the story of those three
scrapping snakes to date. The gentle
creatures are among the choicest
prizes that have been gathered In by
the zoo officials in recent years.
Rain Bares Radium Mine.
Telluride, Col. That a deposit of
pitchblende AWhlch Thomas F. Walsh
recently declared was likely to be
found In the mining districts of Col
orado, exists near here, and has been
laid bare as an effect of the recent
floods, Is the declaration of a party of
prospectors. The announcement has
caused considerable excitement and a
party of experienced miners will go
at once to the yellow sandstone cliff
which it is said contains traces of the
precious radium mineral and thorough
ly Investigate It
Horses Are Scarce.
Washington. Quartermaster Gen
eral Aleshire has received a report
from an officer who has been Investi
gating that horses suitable for cavalry
and artillery are scarce and high In
most of the central western states.
The officer said he did not' believe an
order for five or six carloads of horses
could be filled in Iowa.
Shelter for Foot Soldiers.
In military maneuvers the infantry
must do more or less work under cov
er, and it Is frequently essential fox
the soldier to work his way along' the
surface of the ground by creeping or
crawling. In order to facilitate this a
genius of Stuttgart has Invented a de
vice, consisting of wheels, rollers or
runners, attached to a frame or to tent
poles, knapsacks or other suitable
parts of the equipment The utility of
this Invention remains to be proved
by practical experience, but there can
be no question of Its novelty -and ori- I
Special Hosiery Sale
Saturday, November 6
Beginning at 9 a. m.
Hosiery lor women and children at twenty-five
per cent less than its real worth. Plain
block hose, fancy drop stitch hose, hose with
white heels and toes, hose with white feet,
plain colored hosiery, ail in fast colors in bal
brigganand lisle; worth regularly 15c, 20c,
25c, 35c, 50c and up to 75c per pair. There
are about fifty dozen in the lot, and they will be placed on sale Satur
day morning, at Niny o'clock sharp. No more than four pairs wiU be
sold to any one customer. Choose and pick as you will. Tour choice
of any pair" of hose in the lot ,
SEES SON III DREAM
Boy Had Been Missing for More
Than Ten Years.
Mother's Vision Impels Her
Write Naval Authorities in
Washington for Informa
tion Regarding Lad.
San Francisco, Cal. Mrs. Hannah
Friedman, a resident of this city, saw
in her vision her eldest boy, who had
been missing for ten years, in the
uniform of a blue jacket of the United
States navy. So vivid was the impres
sion upon her by the dream that she
obeyed an Inexplicable impulse to
write to the naval authorities at
Washington. The officials not only
substantiated the vision, but were
able to bring the mother and son to
gether. The finding of one son led vto the
finding of another. Both young men
now are working, in this city, striving
to save sufficient money to pay their
mother's railroad fare from New York.
Mrs. Friedman and her husband
were living happily together ten years
r.go. Their two boys, Mervyn, eight
years old, and Jesse, six, were at
tending school. The little family had
ittle or nothing to worry them.
Then Friedman began to neglect
nis wife for other company. He gath
ored together whatever funds he
could, and in company with his af
finity and the two children, he went
to New York.
At the age of 16 Mervyn was en
tered In the United States navy by
the father. Jesse, who had some tal
ent as an amateur actor, appeared
successfully in theaters in New York.
The mother never gave up hope of
seeing her boys. Had she not moved
she would have heard from them, for
the boys, never forgetting their par
ent, wrote to her at various times,
but the letters were returned. This
led them to think she was dead.
Mrs. Friedman dreamed that her
eldest boy was In the United States
navy. He stood before her as In real
life, grown stalwart, looking every
inch a blue jacket. Then she awoke.
The more Mrs. Friedman thought
of the vision the more she felt that It
was true. She wrote to the navy de
partment at Washington In the hope
of ascertaining whether a boy named
Mervyn Friedman was in the ranks.
The letter was referred to the bureau
of navigation. The roll was exam
ined, with the result that the boy was
The tidings were sent to the mother,
who was overjoyed at her good for
tune. She. sold the few effects she
had, and with barely enough money to
pay her fare, she hurried on to New
York. She went to the home of herJ
sister, Mrs. E. Schumacher, and at the
first oportunity visited the navy yard.
With her heart full of expectation,
she boarded the Prairie and asked to
see young Friedman. The boy came
on deck. Mother gazed upon son, son
upon mother. There was no recogni
tion. The mother yearned to take the
boy of her dream In her arms, but she
feared that she might be mistaken.
Her voice trembled as she asked
if he were Mervyn Friedman and
whether he came from San Francisco
Then the boy quickly identified hlm-l
self. When the mother told of her I
own life he mingled his tears with
Young Friedman then told of his
brother Jesse and of his father. Jesse,
through his aid, was soon found. Then
there was a joyful reunion.
Having found his mother, Mervyn
declared he wanted to return to civil
life that he might be with her. He,
did not want her to work any more.
Jesse also joined In the idea.
As Mervyn had two more years to
yserve In the navy, it was impossible
for him to get his release unless In
fluence was brought to bear on the
authorities at Washington. Mrs.
'Friedman enlisted the services of Sen
ator Bourne of Oregon and Congress'
m Jnllua Kahn of this city.y. She
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wrote letters to each, telling of her
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need for her boy. Congressman Kahn,
touched by her apepal, submitted the
correspondence to the secretary oi
After some delay the navy depart
ment acquiesced In the recommenda
tions of the Pacific coast representa
tives. Young Friedman was given an
honorable discharge. Bidding his
mother good-by, he hurired to San
Francisco to find employment He
was accompanied by bis younget
brother. Mrs. Friedman remained
with her sister In New York.
Ban on Tobacco.
Liberty, Mo. The faculty of Wil
liam Jewell college has given out the
statement that the college would nc
longer give financial aid to ministerial
students who smoke. It has been the
custom of the college for many yean
to admit ministerial students free of
tuition and give financial assistance
to needy students. The ruling is caus
ing much comment, but the faculty de
clines to give out any statement con
cerning the ruling at present
Rats Eat Tax Money.
Boston. When the genial tax cot
lector of the little town of Leicester
brushed the dust off the town safe and
opened the big iron door for business
his eyes bulged with amazement He
.discovered that rats had eaten up all
the money, 200 In crisp new bills. A
portion of the money, after being pre
pared in small bits for the rats' feast;
had been left over. The tax collector
says he is glad he made a bank de
posit the night before.
Forsakes the World.
Determined to get away from all in
fluences of home, relatives and friends
during her novitiate of three years, so
as to minimize all probability of her
changing her present purpose to de
vote her life to the church, Bern
dette Imwalle, the beautiful young
daughter of Henry Imwalle, mayor of
St Bernard, left Thursday for Namur,
Belgium, where she will enter the
convent of Notre Dame.
Her father and mother are heart
sick at the thought of losing their
only daughter for all time, but, con'
vinced that she would be unhappy If
they should try to prevent her from
carrying out her resolve they have ac
quiesced in her determination. Cin
cinnati Commercial Tribune.
Men have often abandoned what
was visible for the sake of what was
uncertain, have not got what they ex
pected, and have lost what they has
being unfortunate by an enigmatical
sort of calamity. Demetrius Phat
Mrs. Hyup "I was so disappointed
In Dr. Pullem!" . Mrs. Hyer "In
what respect?" "Mrs. Hyup-r-"I un
derstood he was a great bridge ex
pert but he was only a dentist"
To Keep from Catching Cold.
The best means of preventing a
"cold" are: Never sit in a room that
Is not thoroughly ventilated, and
avoid especially any room occupied by
a person suffering from a "cold."
We are overstocked on Baggies,
and as we are going into the
automobile business, we will give
a liberal discount on Moon, Veils,
John Deere and Marshalltown
Call and look over our large stock and get first choice.
W. J. VOSS & CO.
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BIGGER 3Jr:S !.M OUR N'AVt
Reduction Gear Being Perfected
Which Is Aimed to Transform Mod
ern Marine Architecture.
Pittsburg, Pa. "The reduction gear
Invented by Rear Admiral Melville.
John H. McAIpine and George West
Inghouse is expected to result in arm
ing the United States navy with 14
iach guns instead of 12-inch guns,
which are now carried," said a per
sonal representative of George West
laghouse, and it came out later that
for some time a representative of the
navy has been at the Westinghouse
shops watching the tests of a new re
duction gear for turbines, which is ex
pected to transform ocean craft by re
ducing the weight of engine room
Within the past week a representa
tive of the British government visited
East Pittsburg and looked over the
models to make a report to the Brit
The Westinghouse interests at Pitts
burg, decline positively to give any de
tailed description of the new gear,
saying it la not yet complete and that
there are some things which they have
been obliged to withhold even from
the navy experts. They admit that by
the new Invention it is hoped the tur
bines on ocean going vessels which
have made up a great portion of the
weight will be greatly reduced in size
and weight and still do more effective
The lighter machinery on a battle
ship will permit additional displace
ment to be given over to the heaviei
guns, according to othe Ideas of the
A saving of at least $2,500,000 in
the construction of the heavier ocean
liners Is also claimed.
PIANIST SAILS AS STEWARD
Woman Professional Musician, Unable
to Secure Berth. Signs with
Crew snd Paid for Labor.
Boston. It isn't often that a pro
fesslonal pianist comes to this coun
try as a member of a steamship's crew
and Is paid good money for her serv
ices as a stewardess, but that's what
happened to Miss Hermine Luders of
Hamburg, according to her statement
on the Bethania, shortly after the
liner arrived from Hamburg.
Miss Luders, who says she gave
pianoforte lessons to Miss Ethe?
Roosevelt, told reporters she was un
able to secure passage on any of the
regular liners leaving Europe because
their accommodations had been filled
by returning tourists. At her wlt't
end to get to this country at the
earliest possible date, Miss Luders ap
piled to an official connected with one
of the great steamship companies for
advice. The result was that the young
woman was signed as a stewardess on
the Bethania and therefore was en
titled to the wages of that position
and what tips passengers might be
stow. Miss Luders thought the whole
affair a good joke and told of her ex
periences in white cap and long apron
to a party of friends at the pier. She
remained in Boston a few days and
then left for New York to fill eagage-
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