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LAST VOYAGE OF Tj
Hints f For Hostess
CHANGES EFFECTED BY CULTI
VATION OF THE SAME.
for Those Planning Seasonable
n- '.ry opens with the introduction
ni .lu'.m Stt-pheiis. nitvcnturer. a Massa-.hua-tts
man m.iroonil hy authorities at
V!uj)ar:is.o, Chile. U.-in interested in
mining operations In Bolivia. lie was de
v isnred by Chile as an insurnvtioni.-t
-! as a ions-quence was Willing. At his
liuif'. hi.- attention was attracted by u:i
I'.ntl.xiunan and a young woman.
Stephens reBctiel the j-oun woman from
. tirun'sen oflioer He was thanked by
hi Admiral of tlie Peruvian navy oon-Tt-
-iM Stephens, told him tliat war had
bfit ill dared btwefn Cliile and Peru
and a'er-d him the ofllce of captain, lie
flatted that that night the Esmeralda, a
Chile in vessel, should bt eaptureil
CHAPTER lit Continued.
I walked the floor twice from wall
So wail, thinking swiftly, the sodden
otgar clinched tightly between ray
teeth. I could perceive no reason why
tiie deed might not be accomplished
ff tuck favored, and I was sufficiently
jrouiic so that the danger rather ap
pealed than repelled. Suddenly I
vb"'!id and faced hira. still seated at
"You may fill out the blank, senor,"
I announced, quietly. 'I will try a
throw or the dice."
!.n Which I Meet My Crew.
Tin- polite hotel clerk halted nie as
t passed his desk on the way out with
information that a drunken naval ofli
:or evidently Sanchez had been
th';r twice already seeking me. had
also asked for Lord Darlington, and
would return again at ten o'clock. I
thanked him, smiling to myself, won
dering if the English nobleman was
to be. challenged also, -and promptly
disappeared into the night without.
Th-; unfortunate affair with the ag
grieved lieutenant had become a small
matter no longer troubling me.
1 have wandered by night through
rmvsl of the seaports of the world,
knowing well the intricacies and dark
placer, of Port Said. Melbourne and
Oalrut'a. but I doubt if even the un
speakable orient can equal for dirt,
squalor, crime and peril those narrow,
crooked alleyways where sailors most
do congregate against the Valparaiso
wdf-r-front. Here gather in bestial
rioting the scum ofi the South seas,
ar,d here flourish their parasites. Any
n:gh a trip alone through those foul
lane is of the kind to test strong
nerves; hut on this special occasion.
Ihe way filled with pandemonium and
drunkenness, the entire cits a riot
of roisy violence, the populace aroused
to :lerce hate toward all foreigners.
th'i passage was one of constantly it
e.urnng danger. The street lights, few
art'! far between, were mere blotches
f color winking feebly at the sur
rounding darkness, the rough cobble
sloue pavement underfoot was irregu
lar und deceitful, while drunken
crowds, either quarrelsome or mau
dling!y affectionate, surged aimlessly
:i!): gesticulating and yelling with
La'.ia fervor. However. 1 knew the
way is ell. and kept myself hidden from
innervation by hovering close beneath
file srotecting shadows of the build
less, drawing well back within door
ways to permit the noiser parties of
revelers to pass, and then hurrying
forward along the deserted streets. I
titumhled over the -body of more than
one drunken man. while sounds of
qiiirreling were borne to me through
Itjf; open door of every low taproom I
passed. The scum of Valparaiso had
enmc to the top. the fires of hell burn
. Pedro Rodrigues' den stood some
wiiaf back from the narrow lane it
fronted, flanked and concealed by
taller buildings on either side. Jt was
a. ramshackle, wooden affair, sagging
Sadly at one corner, the half dozen
steps leading to the open door being
only dimly lighted. As it was a well
known resort, f requested almost en
tirely by foreign seameu who would
"wwc-ely be safe on the streets such
a night as this, it was no surprise to
dU:over the taproom densely
crowded with sailor-men. and to dis-ftus-jish
a voice singing lustily in vig
irvi.s English, to an accompaniment
nC passes pounding upon the rough
bi-M-.:. Indeed, a wild, hilarious mob
greeted me loudly as I pressed aside
th "- -.-. curtain and stepped within.
I Ht a quick, comprehensive glance
o"ir the faces, upturned through the
no .-eloping base Swedes and Finns
from the North sea, Dutchmen of the
Baltic, hairy Englishmen from the
channel. Yankees of the West Atlan
tic, iteach-combers from out of the
South sets, with here and there a
nitgro or brown-faced Kanaka to add
to -lie variety. Faith, it was a choice
collection, as though the wide waters
of I he world had' been skimmed to
bririz together that rare crew of beau
ties Perched high upon a table, his
louu legs encased in sea boots, seated
astride a chair, sat the singer, his
mop of coarse red hair standing erect,
hi: jaw that of a bulldog, the scar or
a recent knife wound showing ghastly
acro.-w5 one cheek, his blue shirt open
i. he throat to reveal a hairy chest;
beneath thatched brows his eves
flint's! and gleamed in a ferocious at
tempt at good humor.
'Sing, ye bullies!" he roared, after
on-s .nquiring glance toward me. briug-1
ing s hcay glass down on the back 1
of l- chair. "Lay it out fer the gem.
wnu has just come callin on ye. Tune
up. je Sea dogs. I'm no hopera hartist
he o entertain ye. -Give us a ssviug
to the chorus now, or I'll shy this mug
into yer bloomin' faces. Lift the tune,
nij hearties, and show the dagoes out
side whut ye can do. Now at it:
Tuttie Wheeled and Stared,
The captain's hride was fair to see:
Ssvim; hard: bend iosv!
She mocked at him; she smiled at me:
Swing hatd! bend losv!
"Oh. to hell wid that sorter love-sick
stuff." cried a protesting voice, hoarse
ly. "That's no good sailor song. Bill.
(Jive us somethin' to start our pipes."
The giant in the chair scowled.
"Ye're a lot o' dubs, an not fit sailor-men."
he retorted, savagely, drain
ing his glass; "hut I've got a chorus
ye'll sing or fight me, an dam if I
care much which. Now take a grip at
A mighty man was Pat McCann,
Who sailed upon the sea:
Within ids hold he hid the gold.
He stole in Barbaree.
In llarbarce. in Barbaree
Tiie men lie unite.
He has the loot.
He found in Barbaree.
They were still at it. the motley,
mongrel crew, their hoarse, drink
thickened voices roaring out lines full
of the fierce swing of the deep sea.
their glasses pounding in unison on
the tables, as I pushed my way
through them up to the sloppy bar
and faced the fellow standing behind.
"Is there a Yankee whaleman here
by the name of Tuttie?" I asked.
He stared at me. his eyes squinting,
while the wild chorus began to die
away like a clock run down.
"Bill, whar's Cap Tut'?" he called
out finally. "'Here's a cove wants
The red-headed giant, perched aloft
on the chair, flung one hand indiffer
ently across his shoulder toward the
rear'of the room.
"Come on again, mates," he roared.
"Another drink, and another song.
Spit it out this time 'Swing hard!
"He's yonder in the back room;
through that door, mate." said the
bartender, shortly. "Better not tread
on any of the lads' feet goin' in, unless
maybe ye're here to-night huntin'
trouble. They're just 'bout drunk
enough now to be ready to start a
I picked ray way with caution, the
fierce lilt of that devils' chorus stun
ning my ears, the hairy faces con
fronting me scowlingly suggestive of
an crime. Saint Andrew! I thought
soberly, if this was still ,the day of
pirates here was a brood ready for
hatching. With a feeling of positive
relief I pressed open the heavy wood
en door, stepped within and closed It
carefully behind, me. So tightly fitting
and solid .the .wood it instantly shut
out completely the mad riot of the
barroom. It was like coming into a
new world. Two men sat alone at a
small., ronnd table smoking, between
them a short-necked black bottle with i
glasses, and a scattered deck of greasy j
cards. The'one nearest where I stood. I
tall, long-limbed, angular, bis face thin i
and made to appear more so from a
sandy chin-whisker; had his kneep
swuug over the arm of bis chair, a
bald sHt on the top of his head shin
ing conspicuously beneath the rays of
the lamp. His companion was consid
erably younger, somewhat trim at
build, with black, curling t hair, an
uuall mustaches curled "lipward at
the lips. He was of a complexion to
make me think him either a Creole or
quadroon, but with smiling lips and a
light in his merry eyes -bespeaking a
emperament of good humor.
"Capt. Eli TuttleV. I questioned,
The older man slowly deposited His
feet on the floor and stood up. He
was a trifle round-shouldered, attired
in a black frock coat which dangled
to the knees, and his eyes of cold gray
narrowed into mere slits as be in
spected me with undisguised sus
picion. "The spirit which for 70 years bath
Hia Jaw Working Savagely.
made answer to that earthly name
still abideth within this fleshly body,"
he responded solemnly, in a voice
seemingly from the very pit of his
stomach. "I am still permitted to
sail the seas, thus known to the chil
dren of men. awaiting in patience the
hour of translation."
To be greeted thus in such a spot
stunned me for the instant, my cheeks
flushing as I read undisguised amuse
ment in the upturned face of the Cre
ole. My teeth shut together hard.
"You are Eli Tuttie, then, formerly
master of the whaling bark Betsy?"
"Even so, young man," his lean face
perfectly emotionless, his long fingers
outspread flat on the table. "Eli Tut
tie of New Bedford, once the chief of
sinners, but now communing with the
higher life of the spirit world. As
sociate me not with yonder ungodly
crew, blind to the truth of the be
yond," and he snapped his fingers soft
ly toward the closed door. "In this
world saints and sinners must indeed
mingle bodily, yet not in any com
munion of spirit. It was for peaceful
meditation that friend De Nova and I
deserted yonder scene of revelry and
sought this secluded spot. Truly the
good book saith that where one or
two are gathered together in his name
there is he also in the midst of them."
The creole laughed outright, smiting
the table smartly with his palm.
"Sit- down, mate!" he exclaimed.
genially, kicking up a chair. "After
you know zis ol hypocrite as well as
I do. his communion viz spirits won't
bozzer you much. Help yourself to
drink, an wash the taste out you'
Tuttie wheeled about and stared at
his companion, his thin jaw working
savagely; but the Creole went on roll
ing a cigarette indifferently between
his brown fingers, his white teeth
gleaming. I remained standing, my
hand on the back of the chair, intently
studying the pair.
"I come directly from Don Castillo,"
I said, quietly, facing the Yankee, and
determined to get down to business,
"and desire to speak with you alone."
His glinting eyes narrowed per
ceptibly, and his jaws crunched down
upon the tobacco in his cheek.
" Tis safe enough with him." he ac
knowledged rather ungraciously, his
voice becoming nasal as he pointed his
chin-beard toward the other. "De
Nova is second officer."
I drew back the chair and sat down.
Absolute Sincerity in All Things
Marks Men of Standing.
Sincerity is made up of two words
sine and cere sine, .without, and
cere, wax: without wax. And it means
absolutely pure, transparent.
The human mind is constructed for
truth telling. This is its normal con
dition, and under the exercise of true
living and true thinking the character
becomes strong and robust.
Wholeness, completeness, comes Into
the life fyom truth, from sincerity;
but the moment we attempt to twist
the mimMnto expressing deceit It be
comes abnormal and works all sorts
of harm to the character.
I have in mind a very brilliant
writer who exchanges his talent for
cash in political campaigns. He has
written some of the best campaign
realizing that I now possessed the at
tention of both.
"1 have been appointed to assume
Capt. Caatelar's duties," I announced
quietly. "Do either of you care to ex
amine my papers?"
Tuttie spat silently into the saw
dust, while De Nova exhibited his
white teeth in a grin. The eyes of the
two men met.
"I rather guess your papers won't
cut much ice in this yere affair," re
turned the former with deliberate in
solence, "being as how we don't either
of us give a tinker's dam fer Peru, if
if you'll pardon my sayin' so plainly."
His mask had disappeared as by
magic, and I realized Instantly the
real nature of the man.
"You mean no enlistment has been
made, either by you, or the men under
"That's just about the size of It.
mister." bis tone full of unconcealed
contempt, his leg flung once again
over the arm of the chair. "We agreed
to do this one particular job fer a cer
tain consideration, but we're none of
us Peruvian sailor-men. and conse
quently don't give a hang for your
papers. Ain't that about it, De Nova?"
The creole nodded, still smiling
pleasantly, the blue smoke curling
lazily up from the end of his cigarette.
Evidently the two were actively en
gaged in taking my measure, and this
was to be a case of man against man.
rather than the exercise of any dele
gated authority. I might as well throw
my commission into the fire for any
real value it possessed here. All
right; I had met and attended to their
"I am delighted to understand the"
situation so clearly and quickly," I
said, sharply, throwing a note of au
thority into my voice and manner. "It
simplifies my task. Now listen to
me, Mr. Tuttie." giving him his formal
title, "and you likewise, De Nova. I
probably care as little for those pa
pers as either of you. but, neverthe
less, I am in command. Do you both
clearly comprehend that? I am in
command! It will be just as well for
you not to attempt any horse-play. I
am no dago sea-officer, but a North
American sailor, and I didn't come
crawling into my first ship through a
cabin window. I've tamed mutinous
crews before now. and when I'm up
against sea-scum I can hit as hard as
the next fellow. If either of you de
sire to test my qualities as a bucko
mate, I'm here to accommodate you."
Neither answered, but 1 read their
conclusion in their eyes.
"That's all I need to say now." I
went on. "It's up to yon to fish or cut
bait. You fellows have nothing to
gain by opposing me. and I hope you
possess sense enough to know it. De
Nova, where hae I ever met you be
fore?" The Creole's face Instantly bright
ened again, his white teeth gleaming
under the black mustache.
"So monsieur remember," he lisped
gently, leaning forward on the table.
"I thought maybe you forget altogeth
er 'bout zat time. But I know you at
once w'en you come in. It make me
laugh to see zis Yankee try bait you
like you was a dago steamboater. Bah.
I know you all right for sailor-man;
I know you do business."
"But I am unable to place you."
"No. not yet; maybe you will w'en
I say more." He spoke rapidly, ges
ticulating with excitement. "It was a
little ship off Hatteras; ze storm five
days, an' all wreck. It was a steamer,
wite. wiss red stacks, zat took off ze
crew, an it was hell of a job. Zat was
ze story, monsieur; I was mate of ze
I knew him then instantly, my mem
ory picturing anew the cold, gray
dawn, the green, angry seas, the help
less, sodden hulk heaving sickeningly
to its death, and those water-drenched
forms we hauled over the sinking rail
into our tossing boat. I held forth
my hand, and his brown fingers, hard
as iron, closed over it in a grip to be
"Sure, it's come back, mate." 1 said.
"I rather guess I can count on you."
His dark eyes met mine in frank
"Running arms for the Cuban revo
lutionists then, weren't you?" I asked,
indifferently. "What since?"
He shrugged his shoulders, glancing
across at Tuttie. and fingering his
TO BK CONTINUED.)
documents for all political parties, but
the lack of sincerity in his character
so discounts his personality and abil
ity that he has no standing as a man.
He is recognized as a brilliant writer,
but as a man totally . without convic
tions. There is something in the mind it
self which thrives upon sincerity and
which protests against all that Is
false, against all sham. Nothing ever
quite satisfies this longing but abso
lute truth. The mind quickly becomes
sickly and weak when forced to ex
press what is false. Orison Swett
Marden, in Success Magazine.
The Time to Boast.
A great French chef used to say to
those customers who praised his din
ners: "Never boast of having dined
well till the next day."
Wooden Wedding Suggestions.
A request comes for suggestions for
a wooden wedding, which is the fifth
anniversary. The invitations may be
written or printed upon birch bark,
or on imitation wood paper, giving the
date of original wedding and the day
and date of proposed celebration. For
a table centerpiece a large canoe of
birch bark would be charming filled
with violets or other small flowers;
smaller canoes could be used to hold
salted nuts and as place cards, too,
with the guest's name written on the
side in fancy lettering. A wooden
chopping bowl, filled with fruit and
flowers, could be utilized as a center
piece if the canoe is not obtainable.
Little wooden dishes that come for
dolls .make fine individual nut or bon
bon holders. Place cards may also be
made from squares of birch bark. If
a carpenter is accessible get him to
make some nice long curly shavings
to use as festoons about the rooms.
For amusement, try a nail-pounding
contest for the girls and a whittling
contest for the men. or let all dress
.dolls made from clothespins. Fill a
jsmall tub with sawdust and make a
"pie" out of which the guests .nay
'draw tiny wooden boxes filled with
One of the "stunts" at a wooden
wedding celebration was to gather the
guests In one room in two long lines.
Lights were extinguished and wooden
arucies in common, everyday use
were passed from hand to hand down
the line. After each one had held and
felt of all the articles, the lights were
.turned on, and the one writing out
'the most complete list from memory
received a prize.
A Spoon Shower.
A young girl who was to marry a
man not blessed with a great store of
this world's goods was the recipient
of this novel and acceptable shower.
The girls, 12 in. number contributed
the price of a dozen spoon!. Each
one was done separately in tissue pa
per and put in a lovely pie made in
shape of a wedding bell; a white satin
ribbon ran to each place. When the
bride pulled her ribbon a spoon bear
ing this jingle was forthcoming:
One spoon for two,
Oh! what fun!
But then, you see.
You two are one.
The rest of the girls each drew a
spoon, , and exclaimed as they just
matched the one drawn by the bride-
elect that they must all go to her. The
refreshments were a little out of the
ordinary, so I'll tell about them. First,
shrimp salad served in heart-shaped
cases, with coffee and nut sandwiches
Three dainty little dresses are
shown here that can well be made up
at home with little cost.
The first is in pale blue soft satin
and chiffon. The empire bodice Is
covered with puffed chiffon in front;
the back is of satin plain. The zouave
fronts edged with lace, are connected
in front under a rosette. The zouave
and upper part of sleeves are braided
with narrow Russian braid. The skirt
is gathered to the bodice.
Materials required: Three yards
satin 42 inches wide, one yard chiffon,
two and one-half yards lace.
The center costume is in soft pink
-velveteen: the bodice is laid in plaits
MOIRE AGAIN IS TO THE FORE
Material Is Being Used for CoaU and
Costumes of All Sorts and
Moire is once more in favor. While
stiff for whole dresses it is much liked
for coats to be worn with cloth and
cashmere one piece frocks, and for
long evening coats and capes.
The new moire is not the stand-by-itself
silk of other days, but is soft
and supple to fall in soft folds, though
with more body than crepes and mes
sallnes. There is one variety called
Where one has a one-piece house
frock that she would like to make use
ful for receptions and calling one of
these moire coats in a harmonizing
tone will be most useful. To take away
M -A"- im WL Jty
any hint of patch work, a little of the Tears in the material may hf over
moire can be introduced as trimming j cast in tiny stitches on the wrong side,
on the gown. . j or if they are jagged the dge should
When the silk is used for an'even-'be buttonholed and the space filled
ing coat it must naturally be lined 5 ssith othr rows of the buttonholing,
and interlined for warmth. The fur i Always ue a line needle in glove
lining from an old coat might be uti!- ;ending. as a heavy ot:e wculttns the
ized. . Kid.
mixed with mayonnaise dressing.
Then a delicious tutti-fruiti in bell
A stunt which is new and amusing
and never fails to make fun, is a trick
in balancing. Have the one who tries
the thing, measure exactly three
times the length of his own foot out
from the wall of the room, then stand
with heels together facing the wall,
then stoop forward until the top of his
head touches the wall. Then place a
light stool or tabouret, about 20 inches
in height, between him and the wall.
The trick is to hold the tabouret off
the floor and at the same time lift
the head from the wall. A woman
generally succeeds in doing this with
comparative ease, but for some reason
the trick is not so easy for a man. So
ask a woman to do it first, then It is
very funny to see the man fail.
A Measuring Contest.
Ask the guests to state what they
think is the height of a man's silk
hat by indicating on the wall the
height. Take a record of each guess,
then bring in a hat and see how far
short most of the guesses are. A hat
box candy box may be awarded for a
prize to the one who comes the near
est. MADAME MERRI.
" W W - M
Silk blouses are severe. The sleeves
are flat, with little or no fullness.
Flat Jet ornaments, as well as those
of metal, are frequently used as trim
ming. The vogue for gilt is now at its
height and silver trimming is also in
Tasseled ornaments and fringe vie
with each other for chief favor in
Except when the brim Is turned
over in front, very little of the hair
Some of the new bracelets encircle
the wrist and end in a tiny jeweled
Coats are a bit closer than the half
fitting ones of the past season and
skirts are usually plaited.
A fetching suit was of canard blue
homespun, with the jacket, sleeves
and hem outlined with a fine band
of skunk fur which, by the way, is
the leading fur of the season for ev
ery day wear.
on a lining and is finished at the top
by a shaped band that is braided; the
yoke is of piece lace. The skirt is
set in plaits and piped to the bodice.
Materials required: Five yards vel
veteen 24 inches wide.
For the other dress a soft spotted
silk in white is used; it is a princess
with flounces at edge which is headed
by a crosswise strip of silk, gathered
at each edge with narrow outstanding
frill; the same trimming forms a point
on the bodice back and front, the
space being filled in with gauged chif
fon. Materials required: Six yards silk
22 inches wide.
When black moire is chosen for such
a coat its somber look can be relieved
by touches of colored embroidery on
the collar, in such artistic tones as
citron, Japanese blue, or Indian red.
TO DARN A GLOVE FINGER
Use of Boy's Marble Will Help to
Make the Work Easy and Fair
to Look Upon.
If you want to mend a glove finger
in a hurry and have no special darner
handy, use a boy's marble to lip un
der the hole. These come in different
sizes and make a small, neat darn
Rips should be mended on th- out
side. In a thread as much like that
used In stitching as may be. Strive
to imitate the seam sewing.
Results of the Analyses of Many
Samples of Nebraska Soil Taken
at Different Depths.
Tiie Nebraska Experiment Station
aas just issued Bulletin No. Ill", en
titled. "Changes in the Composition of
:he Loess Soils of Nebraska Caused
The bulletin is issued as a prelimi
nary answer to the often asked ques
.ion: "To what extent has the fer
.ility of the soil of Nebraska been de
pleted and what will be the result or
:he continuance of the present
methods of farming?" The analyses
eported in the bulletin indicate
.vherein the chief changes in compo
sition have taken place during the
past thirty to fifty years of cultivation
md also wherein the most rapid
changes of- the future are to be ex
pected. The term "loess," while still more
r less unfamiliar to the farmers, will
gradually become well known to them.
as it is the name of the deep, uni
orm, stone-free, heavy loam soil
which covers nearly all the southeast
ern half of the state.
The bulletin gives the results or
Uie analyses of many samples of soil
;aken at different depths from the
uirface inch to the sixth foot. It also
ihows the composition of the surface
;oil of prairie fields compared with
that of adjacent long cultivated fields
the history of which is known.
It would appear from the analyses
:hat the only form of plant food that
aas as yet shown a diminution suf
acient to be detected by chemical ana
.ysis is nitrogen. The only import
int soil constituents, whether used
js plant food or not. that have de--lined
appreciably after thirty to fifty
j-ears of cultivation, are the nitrogen
nd the organic matter. These two
constituents fall and rise together.
They decrease rapidly in amount from
:he surface downward. Accordingly
;he washing away or blowing away or
.he surface soil will make the soil
poorer in these constituents. The
greatest losses in the past have been
caused by washing or blowing. The
tontent of the other forms of plant"
food is rather higher in the subsoil
;han in the surface soil and. accord
ingly, is not injuriously affected by
l.he removal of surface soil.
To maintain the supply of nitrogen
and organic matter, it will be neces
sary to prevent the removal of sur
face soil by wind or water in so far
s possible. Further, the burning of
straw and stalks should he avoided
md all barnyard manure should be
returned to the land. Even if these
orecautions be observed there will be
i steady decline in the cultivated
Bleds unless legumes (clover or
alfalfa) lie grown or the produce or
3ther fields be fed and the manure ap
plied. By growing clover or alfalfa
the nitrogen and organic matter may
oe increased at the same time that a
profitable crop is obtained.
Residents of Nebraska whose names
are not on the Station mailing li?t
may obtain this bulletin free of cost
by applying to
E. A. BURNETT. Director.
Agricultural Experiment Station.
Prof. Wilson Strikes a Warning Note.
In a talk before the freshman law
class of the state university Prof. II.
H. Wilson of the University of Ne
braska law college faculty declared
that large cities in which universities
are located are a menace to the edu
cation of the young Americans who
attend those institutions; that they
offer too many sources of amusement
and entertainment which enervate and
"nfeeble the young blood. The large
city offers too many pleasures tor con
sistent study by the college students
who live !n it: the small town gives
the best college atmosphere, and as
a result produces the best college
Big Day for Treasury.
More money svas paid into the state
treasury recently than on any one
day so far as the office force remeni
memhers. According to Mr. Forbes,
bookkeeper, it was the banner day in
the history of the treasury. The total
amount collected was $101,48'I.8".
Object to Grain Rates.
The Omalia grain exchange has
filed u complaint against the Union
Pacific and the Burlington railroads,
with the State Railway commission,
alleging discrimination in grain rates
in favor of Kansas City.
The ice crop is fine everywhere in
the state and much of it is being gath
ered. Pardons by Governor.
During the past year Governor Shal
lenberger has issued pardons or com
mutations to seven convicts in thn
state penitentiary- This is the small
est number of convicts that has been
let out in one year by any executive
of the state within ten years at 'least.
The governor has adopted the policy
of Insisting upon the county attorney
and district judge who tried the con
vict endorsing the application for par
don or commutation, and also that
there shall be some new condition
arising which would justify clemency.
Injunction Applied For.
Attorney General Thompson applied
to the supreme court for an injunc
tion against the Burlington and Union
Pacific railroads to stop the sale of
liquor on buffet cars while their trains
are passing through Nebraska. The
petition prepared by Mr. Thompson
sets out that the sale is illegal, be
cause the roads hae not taken out
licenses in the counties through which
their trains pass. The case is start
ed at the instance of the state rail
way commission who are the com
plainants and who will prosecute.
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