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NOTES OF A WEEK
LATEST HAPPENINGS THE WORLD
EVENTS HERE AND THERE'
Condenses! Into a Few Lines for the
" Parusal of the Susy Man;
Latest Personal Infor
Mrs. Horace B. Taft, wife of a
brother of President Taft,- died at the
Johns Hopkins hospital, Baltimore,
where she had been a patient of Dr.
Harvey Cashing. At the hospital all
Information relative to' the case was
George Parish, an English expert on
statistics, who is in New York, says
England Is pie greatest money-lender
In the world and the United States is
the greatest borrower in the world.
He places the wealth of Great Britain
at $1,775 per capita and of the United
States at $1,310 per capita.
Gen. W. W. Dudley of Indiana, for
merly commissioner of pensions, died
at Washington of Bright's disease.
John E. Berwynd, the millionaire
coal man, has given $100,000 in New
fork for the care of poor women about
to become mothers and the treatment
of infants during the first weeks of
Emmett Delton Williams, a direct
descendant of Roger Williams, founder
of Rhode Island, died at his home at
Kansas City, Mo., aged 54. He was
president of a paint company.
Charles N. Crittenton, founder of
rescue missions in many cities, left
an estate of $3,000,000 to $5,000,000 at
New York. Half of his wealth is be
queathed to the missions.
President Taft nominated Judge
Horace Harmon Lurton of Tennessee
to be an associate judge of the su
preme court of the United States, and
George A. Carpenter of Chicago for
United States district judge in the
northern district of Illinois to succeed
Judge Bethea, deceased.
Knights of Columbus from all parts
"of the country will make a pilgrimage
next August to Rome and Genoa, the
'birthplace of Christopher Columbus,
according to an announcement made
in New York.
Sensational charges of manipulation
of funds and the reckless expenditure
of money of the Federal Life Insur
ance Company, an Illinois old line con
cern, are made in an affidavit filed in
the circuit court at Chicago by Burton
O. Smith, a stockholder and former
director of the company. Isaac Ham
ilton Miller, president of the company.
Is accused of borrowing front its funds,
using dummies in securing other loans
and in using money of the company to
finance other companies he is inter
The bodies of two men, blown to
pieces by some high explosive, were
found near Tulsa, Okla. They are be
lieved to have been bank robbers,
killed acidentally by dynamite they
carried to blow safes. ,
Two girls are missing and 14 others
narrowly escaped death in a fire,
which destroyed the six-story factory
building of Schrack & Sherwood, man
ufacturers of coffins and undertakers
supplies at Philadelphia. The mone
tary loss Is estimated at $250,000.
Charles Bowler of Asbury Park, N.
J., decided to save a few dollars by re
pairing his own automobile. He is in
bed with painful injuries. While
searching for a leak with a lighted
match he was blown through the side
of the garage and auto and garage
were both wrecked.
report on steerage conditions,
based on Information obtained by spe
cial agents of the immigration eom-
tsnveling as steerage passen-
BUt trans-Atlantic steam-
public at Washington
station to the senate
pdations for legislation
idltions. Conditions found
t)'tttmm. vnnnl .
' 'Tito-death ofKing Leopold Is Immi
nent He had'-V serious relapse and
Is being 'kept alive through artificial
means. Court circles, have practically
no hope of the patient's recovery.
Gen. Estrada's troops had a sharp
encounter with the Zelayan forces at
Rama. Reports sent out by the gov
ernment claim a sweeping victory, but
this Is doubted in some quarters, as'
the Zelaya partisans control all the
telegraph lines and confirmation Is
est to impossible.
The steamer Jesse Spalding Is safe
at Harbor Beach, Mich., .where it
sought shelter from the storm, it
was feared the vessel had gone down.
- Although a- reward of $3,000 has
been offered for the finding of Alma
Kellner, the Louisville girl, the police
are still without a clew.
The Chicago, Milwaukee ft' St Paul
railway has just been awarded, a gold
medal for the large map of the United
8tates exhibited by that, company, at
the Golden West exhibition. Earl's
court. London, last summer. This map
was over forty-nine feet In length and
over thirteen feet in height t
A granite tower built by the Japa
nese at Port Arthur, from the stones
sunk in the itussian ships that blocked
the harbor during the war, has been
unveiled. It will be used as a light
house. The inscription tells that 20.
861 soldiers andi.858 sailors were lost
in taking Port Arthur. f
, Fortune gave the Zelaya family an
other prod when a jury awarded Miss f
Juliette Hero $2,000 damages against
. Dr. Anibal Zelaya for breach of prom
ise. Miss Hero sued for $100,000 dam-
4iges, alleging that Zelaya promised to j
marry her while a medical student in
' ers. an
f iL -hv-- -j.
j" JwnteC? of tht 8pkMMi ls$ans
are on the warpath bectuML of Mar
riages between' tkejr ' wopen an4
white' ibm, fccoriias W'sfcsB frpai
the antesAb'rofrt-by the -Royal,
Slail steamer Aqrangi. - y .
The bonded debt of NewlTdrkdty
has reached- Sl,0ot,06,60, according
to a report Issued byitae comptroller. 1
This amount however, includes more
than S200,Md,000 beld'byr 'tie city
sfnldng ftmd: '" -O
After aeading Us rwKgaathm toTthe
sent a conciliatory cablegram to Presl
dent Taf t, saying that he had shown
bis good faith by resigning in order
that Nicaragaua. might resume friendly
relations with the United States. He
added' that he proposed to leave the
country but stood ready to account
for his dcts.as president -. "
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The 'Vhite slavery" Issue was
I ton in tangible form when a drastic
compromise bill was reported from the
immigration committee. ..The blll.lm
poses imprisonment nd " heavy fine
for any person importing -women Into
this country for immoral purposes 'oi
harboring them after their, arrival
Joseph Bergln, a buslnessman of
Burlington. la., was brought to Joilet
111, on extradition papers issued by
Gov. Deneen and honored by Gov. Car
roll of Iowa to answer to the charge .of
bigamy. Bergln was .married recently
to Miss Olive Lord, a prominent young
woman of Plalnfield, 111., and is alleged
to have another wife living at Bur
lington. 'It Is learned at Copenhagen that
Captain Loose's statement has been
compared with Dr. Rook's and various
points literally correspond. The gen
eral, opinion in' university cireles ' is
that the committee, will withhold the
acceptance of Cook's claims on the
basis that they have not been substan
Attorney General W. H. Stead ut
tered a1 withering arraignment of the
Illinois Central railroad in the hear
ing of the great suit of the state of Illi
nois at Springfield, 111., to compel an
accounting from the road since 1877
and to pay taxes amounting to $20,000,
000, which it is charged the Illinois
Central evaded paying through fraud.
A jury found guilty five of the six
employes of the American Sugar Re
fining Company who have been on
trial for the past three weeks charged
with criminal conspiracy to defraud
the government of customs, duties on
imported raw sugar. In the case ol
James F. Bendernagel, a former cash
ier of the company's Williamsburg
plant, the jury disagreed.
The American grip on Bluefields
Nicaragua, was tightened when Com
mander Shipley of the cruiser Des
Moines issued a proclamation formally
stating that no fighting would be al
lowed at Bluefields. Taken in connec
tion with the rushing of 700 marines
to Corinto, the order of Captain Ship
ley is construed practically as a move
The filing of the will of King Leo
pold shows that he divided $3,000,000
between his three daughters. Princess
LouisePrincess Stephanie and Prin
cess Clementine. This practical dis
inheritance of his children signalizes
the beginning of a gigantic legal bat
tle to obtain the king's wealth similar
to tuat which ensued on the death ol
their mother, Queen Henrietta. The
exact amount of Leopold's fortune
probably never will be revealed.
Mrs. Maud W. Johnson, on trial at
Seattle, accused of being a profes
sional claimant was identified by a
number of railway claim agents as a
woman who collected damages from
them in various cities.
Pursuant to the call of Chairman H.
B. Perham, the railroad employes' de
partment of the American Federation
of Labor met in St Paul, Minn., to
take up the switchmen's strike.
Capt B. S. Osbon of New York, sec
retary of the Arctic club, announced
that Capt August W. Loose's story
that he had faked polar records for
Dr. Cook was concocted for sale with
out regard to the truth. Capt Osbon
declared Capt Loose has admitted
his affidavit as published In a New
York newspaper had no foundation in
fact Capt Loose denies this alleged
verbal confession with the statement
that he was offered $4,000 if he would
contradict his affidavit He says he
spurned the offer and stands by his
original story that he supplied fake
records to 'Dr. Cook.
Following the payment by Arbuckle
Bros, of nearly $700,000 to reimburse
the United States treasury for deficits
due to false weighing, It was an
nounced that the National Sugar Re
fining Company Is prepared to settle
with the government, as the- Arhuckles
have done as soon as It has bees' of
ficially informed of the amount the
government claimed to be due.
1 Three sisters now occupy separate
cells at East Orange, N. J charged
with the murder of Osey Snead, who
was found dead in a bathtub. Her
mother Is one of the. accused, her twe
aunts are the others.
Leopold II., king of the Belgians. I&
dead. The end came as a surprise
even, to the physicians in attendance
The aged and wasted body of the mon
arch was unable to stand the great
strain to which It was subjected.
A feat in engineering is the con
struction of a siphon 14 feet in diam
eter under the Colorado river to carry
water for 14 miles and irrigate 55,000
acres in the Yuma valley. ',-..'
A loss of $200,000 was' caused by a
fire that burned .the Grand opera house
building in Peoria, I1L
A plot, of ground bought by the
Fourth Avenue Presbyterian church in
New York 50 yearsago for $45,000 has
been sold for$660,00Q.
The navy department has asked
congress for $100,000 for the equip
ment of the-training-station at North
War was formally declared upon
the United States Steel corporation
by the leaders of organized, labor
throughout the United States and
Canada at the. close of a momentous
two days' conference at Pittsburg.
Pa. against 'the stand taken by the'
steel corporation in its policy o
Hajwftprt, a wealthy resident oi
SouihtawLv Ind.. where he is ' the
owner -theNicholett hotel, is under
arrest at:Chicago on the charge of
robbing the general store of Godfrey
&. Van .Vailn. In Parma. Mich., August
23, and stealing $5,000 worth of bonds.
WINNERS' AT NA
TIONAL CORN SHOW.
NEBRASKA DOKE VERY WEU
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Cther State Cente In Ate let Honor
,' and. Money .Reward for Their
Douglas county stands high In the Ne
braska competition for prises In Um Na
tional Corn .exposition. The county wins
the Robinson trophy for the best county
exhibit within the state. This trophy Is
a' aHver cup valued at 1259 fjveri by-the
Robinson Seed company of Waterloo.
..-Tbe.best ear of corn grown In-'Nebraska
came near being produced within the
city limits of Omaha. Almost within gun
shot of where tho cltyvends and the coun
try begins.- on the farm of William Loner
gun of Florence, a tall stalk of Reed's yel
low dent produced this one best of all tho
ears of corn that Nebraska produced in
Henri' Seltz. of De Sota took the Irst
prise' for. the best ten ears of com.
'Aye Bros., seed growers at .Blair, took
the' second prise In the best ear competi
tion., ,. t-
The prizes for Nebraska follow:
For besti ten ears yellow dent corn, Ne
braska only: Harry Selts, De Sota, first;
130; Roland Smith. De Sota, second, $30;
Charles Gram. Bennington, third, $15-
For besften ears white dent corn. Ne
braska only: Charles J. Brush, Auburn,
first, $50: Otto Zelb. PaplHIon. seosnd, $25;
Roland Smith, De Sota, third.. $12.50.
For best ten ears-of corn other than yel
low or white dent, Nebraska .only: Joseph
M. Velk. Humphrey, first. 35: Charles TJ.(
Brush, Auburn, second, $15;.H. H. Rahlf,
Falls City, third. $15.
Winner for the sweepstakes for the best
ten ears In Nebraska: Henry Seltz. Do
Sota. $155. -
For best single ear dent corn, any color,
Nebraska only: William Lonergan, Flor
ence, ilrst, $5; Aye Bros., Blair, second
$4 Ed Grimm. Blair, third. $3.
For best twenty ears corn, any variety,
Nebraska only: Francis Seltz, De Sota,
For best peck hard winter wheat, .Ne
braska only: Edward Weeth, Gretna', first,
$120; F. J." Dolczol, Morse Bluff, second,'
$10: Charlie .Paasch, Millard, third. $4. .
For best neck red winter wheatr Nebras
ka only: S. M. Arnold, Aurora, first.' $75;
John Dcnker. Phillips, second, $1C; C. W.
Francisco, Inland, third, $4.
For best peck wheat, other than hard
or red winter. 'Nebraska only: A. E.
HInrlcksen, St. Paul, first, $50; Henry
Harner. Gretna, second, $5; Detlef Stelk,
Grand Island, third. $4. i. .'
For best peck white oats. Nebraska only:
W. D. Stelk. Phillips, first. $85; J. N.
Fenerstln, Lesbara, second, $5; F. G.
Sloup, Sprague, third, $4. 1
For best peck black oats, Nebraska only:
Arnold Martin. DuBols, first, $40; R. W.
Hopkins. Tllden, second, $5.
For best pecleoats, other than white' and
black. Nebraska only: Detlef Stelk.. Grand
Island, first. $35: Austin Taylor, Omaha;
second. $5; U. W. Hopkins. Tilden, third,
second.$5; R. W. Hopkins, Tilden, third,.$4.
For best peck barley, Nebraska only:'
Arnold Martin. DuBois. first. $27: J. D.
Hosik, Abie, second, $5; Roy E. Hileman,
Gretna, third, $4.
Best ten ears corn grown in Nebraska:
Aye Bros., Blair, first, $10.
Best ten ears corn grown in any other
state than Nebraska: J. M. Gillman.
Leavenworth, Kans., first, $10.
Best single ear corn grown in Nebraska:
Charles J. Bush, Auburn, first. $10.
Best single ear of corn grown in any
state other than Nebraska: J. M. Gill
man, Leavenworth, Kan., first, $10.
Best ten ears corn grown by Junior,
any state: Paul Gillman, Leavenworth,
Kan., first, $10.
Best single ear corn grown by Junior
any state: Paul Gillman, Leavenworth,
Kan., first. $10.
August Nelson of Vernor, Neb., raised,
the best sheaf of hard winter wheat.
The prize winners announced by the
Judges in the sheaf grain competition are:
Best sheaf fife wheat: William Lalst,
Bismarck, N. D., first; E. F. Jurgensen,
Bismarck. N. D., second; R. J. Hughes,
Whapeton, N. D.. third.
Best sheaf blue stem wheat: Thomas
Martin, Kalmothf Ore., first; M. C. Baker,
Cascade. Mont., second; Joseph Walmer,
Wnterville, Wash., third.
Best sheaf hard winter wheat: August
Nelson. Vernon, Neb., first; H. T. Lape,
Roseville. 111., second; C. E. Russel, Mon
mouth, I1L, third.
Bes sheaf red winter wheat: S. H.
KJock, Great Falls, Mont, first; C. E.
Roades. Waterville.,Wash., second: Simon
Baumgartner, Pierce City, Neb., third.
Best sheaf durum wheat: E. F. Jurg
ensen, Bisbee, N. D.. first: William Lnlst.
Bismarck, N. D., second; Broadview Seed
company. Broadview, Mont., third.
Best sheaf wheat other than above va-'
rieties: George B. Manning, Kalisipell,
Mont, first; J. W. BesKman. Uok&to,
Minn., second; C. F. Nelson, Bisbee, N.
Best sheaf white oats: John Accola,
Madison. Wis., first; John Henderson,
Cokato. Minn., second; Nelson Berry. Kal
Ispell. Mont, third.
Best shenf black oats: Hugh Lonergan,
Florence, Neb., first; Charles A. Surudell,
Ryan, Iowa, second.
Best sheaf oats other than black or
white: Hugh Lonergan. Florence. Neb.,
first: E. E. Kruger. Beaver Dam., Wis.,
second; Arthur Crandall, Monte Vista,
Best sheaf six-row barley: L. R. Zer
nel. Madison. Wis., first; J. W. Beckman,
Cokato. Minn., second; Hugh Lonergan,
Florence. Neb., third.
Best sheaf two-row barley Gus Seig
ling, Armington. Mont, first; John Hend
erson, Cokato, Minn., second; H. E.
Krueger, Beaver Dam, Wis., third.
Best sheaf barley other than six or
Iwo-row: Hugh Lonergan. Florence, Neb.,
first; Charles A. Surndell. Ryan. la., sec
ond; Frank Relman. Bayfield, Colo., third.
Best sheaf rye: H. A. Hughes, Wahpe
ton, N. D.. first; J. P. Lowell. Bayfield.
Colo., second; Gus Nelson. Verona, Neb.,
Best sheaf flax for seed: R. J. Hughes,
Wahpeton. N; D., first: William Lalst,
Bismarck. N. V-. second; Brunner Bros.,
Hurley, S. D.. third.
Best sheaf flax for fiber Hugh Loner
gan, Florence. Neb., first; John Hender
son. Cokato. Minn., second; A. W. Jewett,
Mason. Mich., third.
Best Sheaf buckwheat: Paul Gillman.
Leavenworth, Kan:, first; H. E. Krueger,
Beaver Dam. Wis., second.
Best sheaf buckwheat: Paul GlUman,
Leavenworth. Kanus., first; H. E. Krueg
er. Beaver Dam. Wis., second.
Best sheaf field peas: H. F. Albrecht,
Kallispel. Mont, first; L. L. Smith, Eureka.
Mont, second:, H. E. Krueger, Beaver
Dam, Wis., third.
Best sheaf soy beans: Hugh Lonergan,
Florence. Neb., first; H. E. Krueger, Bea
ver Dam, Wis., second; M. Nelson, Fay
etteville. Ark., third.
The prise winners in the grass and for
age competition are:
Best peck of red clover seed: H. W.
Meekin. Fond du Lac, Wis., first. $150.
Best four-inch sheaf red clover: L. R.
Zerbel. Madison. Wis., first. $20; Miss
Anna Martin. Du Boht. Neb., second. $6.50;
J. M. Gillman. Leavenworth, Kan., third.
Best bale red clover: John Leader, Ft
Crook. Neb., first, $100; Lewis Leader.
Papilllcn, Neb., second. $11; Otto Zeis,
Ftfoilllon. Neb., third. $5.
Best peck timothy seed: H. W. Meekin,
ielaya Controls Monopolies.
Washington. The report from Man
agua that, the Nicaraguan congress,
probably anticipating the early re
tirement of President Zelaya, attempt
ed v to .authorise a number of. import
ant concessions to friends of Zelaya,
calls attention to the number of vast
ly remunerative monopolies already en
joyed by Zelaya and his friends in
that country. The facts as to these
monopolies arecontalned in official re
ports to the state department and are
said to be suspectlble of absolute
Ten Million Spent on Harber.
Washington. In. a letter directed to
the house of representatives the secre
tary of war transmitted a report at
the general board of United States en
gineers recommending the extension
of, harbor projects at Galveston. Tex.,
and the appropriation therefor from
the public treasury of $3,988,480. The
report of the district engineer, which
Is 'appended,, that the depth of the
channel "be 'thlrty:five feet,- but the
general board advises that, thirty feet
.ouiy vis jusuuu . as--at iub presen;
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Fba du Lac. Wis.; tot SIM; d. G. Onto.
Ma4Kbeoter,Tla--tcondtie; H. P. West.
jUnea. 'Wis;, thlrd."5. ;
Beat four-tech? shear timothy:. William
Lonergan, Florence. Neb-.'-flrst $20; Hm
'Ann Martin, rDu Boia. Neb.'., second.; $5;
BqyJo.' Soman, Eastern. Mo.; third, $3.
Sett bale, timothy: L. M: Vogler. Hee.
Ind.,, first; $$5rFree Sasa, Eden. Wis., sec
ond. 91": F. O. Brlggs, Fend du Lac, Wis.,
third, ffi. c . - -
v Best peck; alfalfa seed: J. M. Gillman,
Lee.venworth.JCui., first. $50; Lohr Bros.-,
TPampacol. Montr second, $10; James Grif
fin. Chinook, Mont., third. $5.
Boot' four-Inch sheaf alfalfa: John Lak
Ing, -Hurley, S. D.-.' first $20; John Hen
,dero;.Ckato,iMmBi. second. $.M; Arn
old Martin.- Do Bote, Nob., third. $5.
Best bate alfalfa: H. P. Stevens. Max
welLNeb first'; C. N. Schmale. Em
erald. Neb., second. $10; J. D. Zuler. Hia
watha, Kan.,' third; $5. c
Best four-inch sheaf upland wild hay:
L.H. Zerbel, -Madison. Wis., first floTJ.
HungfeUbw. Havre. Mont, second. $5; J.
MTCroft Stanford. Mont, third, $3.
. Best hale wild upland hay. J. T. LOugh,
Hanford, Mont, first; $40; John Denker,
Phillips. Neb., second. $10; William Stelk;
8r.. Grand' Island, Neb., third. $5.
Beat peck millet seed: Rothgeb Mllford.
BL, first $50; Paul Burtstaff, Stillwater.
Minn..- second, $10; H. T. Lapl, Roseville,
nL. third. $2. - .
Best four-Inch' sheaf millet: J. H. Tay
lor. Waterloo. Neb., first, $12.50; William
Lonergan. Florence. Neb., second. $5;
Brunner Hros., Hurley, S. D.. third. $3.
Winners of Corn Sweepstakes in zones.
' F. J. Lindsay, Fox Lake. Wis., for
single oar in .northern zone. Competition
limited to states of Dakotas, Minnesota,
Wisconsin and Michigan.
William D. Littlejohn. Kentiand. Ind..
for best single ear corn, any color, in
north central zone. Competition limited
to Columbiana, Stark. Wyno. Ashland,
Richmond. Morrow, Delaware, Union,
Logan. Shelby and Mercer and all coun
ties north in Ohio; JoyB!ackford, Grant
Howard. Carroll. White, Jasper, Newton
and all counties north'in Indiana: Illinois,
all territory north of T. P. ft W. Ry.. east
of Peoria and nodth of the following coun
ties: Fulton, McDonough and Hancock:
?Jot Iowa and 'all of Nebraska east of
he western zone. '
F. C. Palin. Newton. Ind., for the best
single ear dent corn, .any color, in south
ern central zone. Competition limited to
all, of Kansas east of western zone, Mis
souri, Kentucky, and all-of Illinois. Indi
ana and Ohio south of north central zone.
TJ. B. Hesteriy,- Villa Rica. Ga., for tha
best single ear. any color, in the south
ern zone, competition limited to nil-states
south of West Virginia, Kentucky, Mis
souri and Kansas.
Leo Brueckner, Ft Atkinson. Wis., for
the best ten ears corn, any variety, in
northern zone. Competition limited to the
Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michi
Frank Sar, Essex; la., for best ten ears
corn, any variety, in the north central
zone. Competition limited to Columbi
ana. Stark. Wayne. -'Ashland. Richland,
Morrow. Delaware, union, I.ognn, Shelby
and Mercer and all'counties north in Ohio;
Joj Blackford, Grant Howard, Carroll.
White, Jasper, Newton, and all counties
north in Indiana: Illinois, all territory
north of the T. P. & W. Ry.. east oq
Peoria and north or the following counties:
Fulton, McDonough and Hancock; all of
Iowa and all of Nebraska east of the west
Joseph Overstreet, Franklin, Ind., for
the best ten ears dent corn, any 'ariety.
in the south central zone. Competition
limited to all of Kansas east of western
zone, Missouri, Kentucky, and all of Illi
nois'. Indiana and Ohio south of north
R. S. 'Brandon. Normandv. Tenn.. for
the best ten ears corn, any variety, in
southern zone. Competition limited to all
states south of West' Virginia. Kentucky,
Missouri and Kansas.
D. M. Walter Funk, Wray. Colo., for
the best ten ears corn, any variety. In the
western zone. Competition limited to all
states west of Texas, Oklahoma, the Da
kotas and that portion of Kansas west of
the following counties: Jewell. Mitchell,
Lincoln, Ellsworth, Rice. Rena, Kinsman
and Harper: and Nebraska west of tha
roilowing counties: Foyd. HIt. Garfield,
Custer. Dawson. Gosper and Furnas.
South Dakota Prize Winners.
Winers of prizes offered for South Da
kota growers only, in corn, wheat, oats
and barley at the National Corn exposi
tion are: ,f
Fdr best ten ears yellow dent corn: .T.
P. Thompson. Elkpoint. first. $r0; George
H. Whiting, Yankton, second, $18.
For best ten ears dent corn, other than
yellow: Hugh C. Pierce, Fairfax, first,
$32: Bunner Bros.. Hurley, second, $15.
For best ten ears flint corn, anv variety:
L. H. Kruecer. Orient, first. $20: Goreo
H. Whiting. Yankton, second. $3.50; Peter
Newberg. Sioux Falls, third. $2.
For best single ear dent, corn, anv color:
J. P. Thompson, Elkpoint. first. $3; John
Laking, Hurley, second.' $1; George H.
Whiting, Yankton, third, $3.
For best peck fife wheat: Jacob Mees,
alpena. first, $35; J. L. Jones, Clark, sec
For best peck blue stem wheat: Charles
P. Schultz. Cavour, first, $32: Nels John
son, Mount Vernon, second, $5; Jess John
son. Beresford. third. $4.
For best peck wheat, other than fife or
blue stem: Charles A. Schulia, Cavour,
For best peck white oats: Jess Johnson,
Beresford. first, S25: J. I Jones, Clark,
second. $5.00; Brunner Bros., Hurley,
For best peck oats, other than white:
William Scissons. Boncsteel. first. $15:
Jacob Mees, Alpena, second, $5.
For best peck six-rowed barley: Wil
liam Scissons, Bonesteel, first. $35; Nets
Johnson, Mount Vernon, second, $5.
When the prize grains were put on sale
at the National Corn exposition farmers.
publishers of agricultural papers and plant
breeders paid higher prices for the prize
winners than lias ever been paid before
for such samples of grain. E. E. Faville,
editor of Successful Farming, takes home
to Des Moines the prize ten ears of corn,
having paid $335 for them.. The corn was
grown by J. R. Overstreet of Franklin.
Ind.. and won more than $1,000. They
are known as the "champion sweepstakes
ears," and brought almost $100 more thau
the ten ears last year.
Arthur Caper of Topeka. of the Cap
newspapers, paid $2S0 for the best bushel
of corn in the world, receiving seventy
ears and at - the rate Faville paid the
bushel would have cost him $2,345.
H. E. Kugger of Beaver Dam, Wis., who
won the sweepstakes on wheat, producing"
the best peck the world has ever seen,
according to judges, paid $104 for the
peck that he might retain it and take it
back to Wisconsin for seed.
Mr. James Hill's pride peck of wheat,
to which he gave his special blue ribbon
and grand first premium, sold for $10.50
at auction. The prize Hill wiicat was
grown by H. Garfus at Acton, N. D.. and
was knocked down- to W. A. Wheeler, a
Mitchell seed dealer. Mr. Hill had de
clared that this wheat was superior in
milliner aualltv to the Rrand sweepstakes
champion wheat of the show, grown by
H. E. Krueger or neaver uam,
which was sold for $104.
Arbuckles "Put It Back."
New York. Arbuckle brothers, gen
erally credited with being the largest
Independent rivals of the American
Sugar Refining company, have ac
knowledged that from 1898 to 1907
they; -too, failed to" pay the govern
ment all the mo'ney due as customs
charges on 'Imported sugar. In settle
ment of all civil claims against them,
the ' Arbuckles have offered and the
treasury department, with the concur
rence of the attorney general, has ac
cepted payment of $695,573 for trans
gressions. "Go Naked, Be Strong."
Philadelphia, Pa. "Go naked and
you will be pure in mind and strong
of body. I would not be surprised to
see the men and the women' walking
hand in hand down Chestnut street
wearing nothing but the unconscious
innocence that clean mind brings."
This is what Mrs. Raymond Duncan,
Grecian wife of Raymond Duncan, mu
sician and scholar, said. Mrs. Dun
can and her husband and their 4-year-old
son Menalkas walked the streets.
followed by a curious crowd. The tem
perature was 30..
Trophies for, Smithsonian.
Washington. The Smithsonian Afri
can expedition, beaded by former
President Theodore Roosevelt, had up
to December 1, taken 60,663 skins, of
which less than one-half have been
received at the institution here. The
collection consists of 243 large mam
mals, 1,50ft small mammals and 1.35C
birds. The collection has a series of
human .skulls picked up along tha
line of the'Jihcierit slave trail. .This'
i --i i ,irvd'Hi'i ii.A-i, -- 'r'Vsr . . I
i uonwaAsuscc&tur.:,D- 'Secretary.
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NOT MUCH DOING .UNTJjL AFTER
ADJOURNMENT FOR A TIME
Appointment of Lurton to Be Asee
elate Justice Occupying Atten
tion of the Senate.
Washington. With probably fewer
than a- quorum "ofmembers of either
house in the city, all legislation In
congress 'during the next two days
will be by common consent. The
house, will undertake nothing more
than the passage of some bills of
minor importance and the comple
tion of its work on the District of
Columbia appropriation bill, which al
ready has been under consideration
for two or three days.
It has been hoped that the army,
supply bill might be taken up and dis
posed of before adjournment, but that
program has been abandoned in the
face of the departure of so many
members. It is expected that very
little time will be necessary for the
disposal of the District bill, and with
it out of the way the house, in the
main, will simply "tread water" until
the time for adjournment for the holi
days. The senate will undertake very lit
tle except the confirmation of Hon.
Horace H. Lurton to be associate
Justice of the supreme court of the
United States. The nomination will
be reported favorably to the senate
on Monday and an effort will be made
to have it acted upon. The present
Indications are that there will be no
objection to such a course and that
Mr. Lurton's confirmation will take
place before the beginning of the holi
days, thus enabling him to take his
seat on the supreme bench upon the
reconvening of that body" after the
It Is not expected that a quorum
will be present either Monday or
Tuesday, and if such should prove to
be the case a call for an aye and no
vote would have the effect of postpon
ing action until January. No one
seems willing to accept this responsi
bility, and Senator Bacon of the judi
ciary committee, who has charge of
the nomination, is hopeful that the
expediency of such a call will not be
Undoubtedly there are a number of
senators who consider Mr. Lurton's
age to be against him, but their ob
jection does not go to the extent of
Some investigation is being made of
Judge Lurton's decisions as a circuit
judge, with a view to determining the
foundation of the charge that they are
in the interest of corporations, and a
statement covering this phase of the
question probably will be presented
to the senate when the subject is tak
en up for consideration.
In the main, the disposition is to al
low the president to have his way In
the selection of a successor to Justice
Peckham, but many of the senators
are disposed to make a record regard
ing Mr. Lurton's shortcomings, if he
If it were a question of success or
defeat, Mr. Lurton would have many
champions and there is no doubt that
he would be confirmed on a vote. The
only question involved at this time is
the advisability of delay. He would
be confirmed soon after the holidays,
even though the question should be
deferred so long.
Both houses will adjourn on Tues
day for two weeks, the day for the re
convening being fixed for Tuesday,
Green B. Baum Is Dead.
Chicago. Gen. Green Berry Baum,
former commissioner of pensions, died
at his home here after an illness of
several weeks. He was 80 years old.
To Enforce Food Law.
Washington. A comprehensive en
largement of the activities of the De
partment of Agriculture in the admin
istration of the pure food act is con
templated. Their object Is to inaugu
rate for ports where the department
has no chemical laboratory, a system
atic inspection of foods, as in done at
the ports where such facilities exist
For this purpose there has been estab
lished a complete chain of laboratory
districts, with headquarters, to which
will be sent samples of imported goods
Oklahoma Bank Law Attacked.
Oklahoma City. Restraining orders
against State Bank Commissioner
Toung were asked in a suit argued in
the district court. The United States
Fidelity and Guaranty company and
the Southern Surety company, sure
ties for the State School Land com
mission in the protection of funds de
posited with the Columbia Bank and
Trust company, asked the court to pre
vent the bank commissioner from mak
ing the state guaranty fund and state
banks preferred creditors in closing
up the bank's affairs.
Cardinal Sato! I i Fatally III.
Rome. Cardinal Satolli has suffered
a severe relanse from nephritis. Ex
treme weakneg has been marked and
be is often delirious. The doctors fear
- fatal issue.
Rumor of Menelik's DeatKr
Rome. A rumor was circulated hers
that King Menelik of Abyssinia, was
dead, but there is no confirmation or
this. The latest dispatches from Ab
yssinia, which are dated December 12,
merely announce the illness of the
king, but give no details.
Nebraska Boy Honored.
Boston. William F. Williams, '12,
of Omaha was one of the Harvard
undergraduates publicly honored Sat
urday night in Sanders theater, Cam
bridge, for high college standing la3t
year. Wpung Mr. Williams was
awarded one of the Matthews scholar
ships, which carry a stipend of $300
each. These scholarships are con
ferred on , Harvard men who are dc-
.serving' of aid. Those, intending to
study for the ministry of the-Protest-
anc rn?iscopai cnurta uave me prei-
erence. . . ,
AN EXCELLENT REMEDY.
WllllreekUp eTCeW in Twenty-Feer
Heers anei cererAny. coeoh That
Tae'foilDwing mixture iraften. pre-.
scribed- and is highly recommenced-
for eeegas.coW and other throat and1
bronchial trouble Mix. two ounces'
of. Glycerine, a. half-ounce of Vlrgfa
Oil of.PIne compoand pure, aneV eight
ounces of pureWhisky. , These cam' be
bought in any good drag store and eas
ily mixed together In a large bottle.
The genuine Virgin Oil of Pise com
pound pure is prepared only in the
laboratories of the Leach Chemical
Co., Cincinnati, and nut vip for dls
penalngin half-ounce vials. v
JUST WANTED A SENSATION,
Tender Passion Net the Only Thing
That Prompted Young Man's
The girl was very rich and the
young man was poor, but honest. She
liked him, but that was all, and he
knew it. One night he had been a
little more tender than usual.
"You are very rich," he ventured. .
"Yes," she replied frankly. "I am
"And I am poor."
"Will you marry me?"
"I thought you wouldn't."
"Then why did you ask me?"
"Oh, just to see how a man feels
when he loses $1,250,000." Ilius
trated Sunday Magazine.
SORE EYES CURED.
Eye-galls and Lids Became Terribly
Inflamed Was Unable to Go About
All Other Treatments .Failed, But
J ' !
Cuticura Proved Successful.
"About two years ago my eyes got
In such a condition, that I was unable
to go about. They were terribly in
flamed, both the balls and lids. I
tried home remedies without relief.
Then I decided to go to our family
physician, but he didn't help them.
Then I tried two more of our most
prominent physicians, but my eyes
grew continually worse. At this time
a friend of mine advised me to. try
Cuticura Ointment, and after using it
about one week my eyes were con
siderably improved, and in two weeks
they were almost well. They have
never given me any trouble since and
I am now sixty-five years old. I shall
always praise Cuticura. G. B. Halsey,
Mouth of Wilson, Va., Apr. 4, 1908."
Potter Drag & Cbem. Curjk, Sole Propi, Bostoa.
Is "Prayer Geographical?
Not long ago, in an important coun
ty in Ohio, the women and others
prayed that it would go "dry" and it
did. A few days later, the people in
Nassau and Suffolk counties, Long Is
land, prayed that these counties would
become desiccated and a count of
the votes showed that there was noth
ing doing. In both cases only those
poople prayed who were accustomed
to that form of weapon. Accordingly
there is a strong suggestion that
prayer, like the tariff, is a local issue.
A Pair of Them.
No. 1 "Now mind, Johnny," said the
mother of a five-year-old, "there's a
ghost in that dark closet guarding the
No. 2 (two hours later) "Oh, mam
ma!" cried Johnny. "That ghost in
the dark closet has eaten nearly half
A Rare Good Thing.
"Am using Allen's Foot-Ease, and can
truly say I would not have been without
It so Ions, had I known the relief it would
give my aching feet. I think It a rare Rood
thine for anyone having sore or tired feet.
Mrs. Matilda Holtwert. Providence, R.
I." Sold by all Druggists. 25c. Ask to-day.
"Soft and Nice."
She George, dear, do you love me?
He Yes, darling; very much.
She Say something soft and' nice to
He Oh, custard pie! Judge.
Some people suffer continually with
tired, aching and swollen feet. Little do
they know how soothing is Hamlins Wiz
ard Oil. Rub it in at night and have
thankful, happy feet in the morning.
It worries a modest girl if a man
tries to kiss her and it worries a
young widow if he doesn't.
AIXKVS OTXG BALSAX
has been used successfully for years f or deep-wateS.
coughs, colds and bronchitis. KTerybodj should
know about It. It is simple, safe and sure.
There is a place for everything, and
the place for slippers is very often on
the seat of a small boy'a trousers.
liewis' Single Binder cigar. Original in Tin
Foil Smoker Package. Take no substitute.
It's easy -for a woman to paint a
pretty face if she has one.
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets 'regulate and !avf
orate stomach. Urer and bowe
tiny granules, easy to take as candy.
A good guesser always boasts of
Piano Sale Extraordinary
Taat is the only term for onr
Golden Anniversary Sale
now In progress. You may secure a High Grade. Sweet Toned. Piano Fully Guar
anteed, and Save from fl to 200-from regular retail prices. Here are some of the
Bargain Values to be secured:
BB m ----BBBaBBSeneSSSSlSSSSBM
A DOSE OF
ttt .1ST WLWXl TO! (ttStfa.
is as safe as k is effective. , Guar
anteed to contain bo opiates.. ;It is
very palatable toorr-children like k.
HIS TIME WAS SHORT.
j3 1 1 lH us gsH lUall'B
She What- do you mean, Lieut.
Schmidt? Yon have known me only
two days and want to kiss me?
He Can't help It! My leave is up
CLIP THIS OUT.
Valuable Recipe When Afflicted with
Rheumatism or Baekache.
This is a renowned doctor's very
best prescription for rheumatism.
"One ounce compound syrup Sarsa
parilla; one ounce Toris compound;
half pint high grade whiskey. Mix
them and take a tablespoonful before
each meal and at bed time. The bot
tle must be well shaken each time."
Any druggist has these Ingredients
or he will get them from his whole
A married man can always get a lit
tle og his sentence for bad behavior.
A Grateful Man Says of
AS A CURE FOR CONSTIPATION
"Enables me to go to stool with
out syringe or medicine, a thing I
have not been able to' do for four
or five years-"
Such voluntary testimonials are
ASK YOUR GROCER ABOUT IT
HE CERTAINLY KNOWS
U. S. B. F. Co Oman
Boots and Arctics
Ask yur Osalsr for Osods with this hrantf
American Hand Send Stoi Co.
Of alt va
cured In a
few days without a surgical operation
or detention from business.- No pay
will be accepted until the patient Is.
completely satisfied. Write or call on
FHANTZ H. WMY, . B.
svfJM 3W VOtt HIwft UflMsiss NOB
Do j on wast tb Seat Cora SaeUermaOe? If
insist oa tevlSK a
MMSEILLES CMI SKLLER
Writ for catalog or saa roar total Oaalor.
JOHN DEERE PLOW CO.. OMAHA
TAFTS DENTAL ROOMS
1517 fjlas St., NAM, HEI.
tollable Deasktry at I
pacta or atacbJBery.ssadegooa as aew. Welds
cast Iron, cast steel, atamiaam,coeer. brass or
aay other metal. Expert aatemobife repairing.
KRTSCHV MOTOR CO.. Council Bluffs.
J. E. VHUCErTaMmmUtwdiwnm
attO Lake Street OMAHA. NEB.
pm usa or znaspay-
asrefnr fm i I n vJ73fZ
-JJ? e2I?f!!!!!t-"0eH fs.T1 wb Seed easts (stt
IViJ2SiRl W splendid pora--Wtmea Klahts.
wfcteli tell how women mar obtain the ballot anlrklr
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w s.iViBBBBVa.i vsnmm mr
if m.H pv'.
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9600 Stelnway Grand Square at .:.... J.W".."."" 7i
$200 Kimball at t 55
$X0 Sterling at ;... !."""!!!".!! or.
$30Q.Singer at "I"""""ll5
$330 Ivers & Pond at ; !!"l3
$250 Stetson at 133
$2S5 Milton at 14,-,
$22.1 Norwood at izr.
$330 Cramer at , !!"!!lS3
Write for Complete List Catalogues and "Terms.
Don't Put this oft Do It Xow. Terms SI a Week.
SCHMOLLER A MUELLKK MS MO en
Erf. 1SSS Omaha. Neb.
Salts and Castor
only makes bowels move be-
, cause it irritates and sweats them,
like px)kingfingeriDyoat eye. The best
1 Bowel Medicine is Casctrret
Every Salts sad Castor Oil user should
.get a box. of CASCASETS and try
them jost once. Youll see. s
CUT THIS OCT. mail it with your r.itdrcs;. tc
Merlins Kerned? Co., Chicago, HI., and revive
j a banUsoine buuveair sold Eoa Uoa 1'KEE.
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