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LAST OF THE WYANOOTTES
Mlsa Lyda Conlcy Pleads with Su
preme Ceurt for Peace for Her
NEBRASKA NEWS AND NOTES.
Kansas City. Kas. Lyda Conley,
last of the once powerful Wyandottes,
has returned from her trip to Wash
ington full of hope that the supreme
court of the United States will let
the ashes of her forefathers lie la
The little cemetery on Minnesota
avenue, the main business street of
this city, lies almost hidden between
the big buildings that border it on
either side. The hum of traffic rattles
Tic- rtcry opens with the introduction
f J.1 n Stephens, adventurer, a. Massu-
lniM-jts man marooned by authorities at
iii:trjiso. Chile. Ht-In;; interest.-il in
iDicing operations in Itolivia. he was de
i!i.i::c d by Ciiile as an insurrectionist
:j:hI u- h consequence wsis hiding. At his
hoti-! JJs attention was attracted by an
Kncl'shirian and a younir woman.
it. ns rescued the youns woman from
; ilrunkfn officer. lie avas than'icd by
i"-r Admiral of tlm Peruvian navy con-l-nt.l
Stephens, told him that war had
''"' declared between Chile and Peru
and uttered him the office of captain. He
.Jefired that tliat nlffht the Esmeralda, a
hifean vessel, should be captured.
Jlfpi!cns accepted the commission.
Mi-pin as met a motley crew, to which lie
was ;i.sifj:ied. He pavo tliem final in
Mriie:it,as. They boarded the vessel. They
;:i:: osfully raptured tiie vessel supposed
u I.e th- Esmeralda, through strategy,
-apt Stephens nave directions Tor the de
parture of the craft. He entered the cab
in :i,i discovered the English woman
and N-r maid. Stephens quickly leanu-d
lhe wrtinK vessel had been captured,
it ww lrd Darlinston's private yacht,
the lord's wife and maid belli;; aboard,
tie explained the .situation to her iadv--Nhip.
Tiien First Mate Tuttle laid hare
tin- plot, sayinff that the Sea Qhhii liad
! n taken in order to no to the Antarc
tic Jr. le Tuttle explained that on :i
fount r vovacc he had learned that the
!. Kaln-1 was lost in 17T.3. He had
found U frozen in a lume case of ir.
on an island and contained much fold.
CHAPTER X. Continued.
Tin change iu the man speaking
held me breathless; liis cant, his usu
ally oily method of utterance had
titer--;, d mio an earnestness full ol
"Well, that was ahnut all. sir." h's
voice sinking hack into commonplace.
"In two hours we were out o' sight,
an" leelin' ocr way through a blindin'
snow squall, r.ut it was such a rum
thins. diEcovcrin' t'nem islands out
theie all uncharted, with that queer
gnost ship pcrchm' oa Vm. that I
wrote down the latitude an' longitude
an' the honker's name in my log-book.
W was about three weeks makin' the
West Falklands. where 1 shipped a
few more hands, an' then bore awav
north for home."
lie drew a plus of tobacco from out
hi.- coat-tail pocket, cut off what he
iKw.ti.tl. a::d stowed it away in hi;;
cheek. He ran Ills finders through his
thin hair, and resumed:
'A!cut IS months later I was back
with the ol' Betsy in I he South Pa
cific. One night, with the moon shin
in, hardly a ripple anywhere, my
mate run her nose onto a rock, a
cou idt.- o' hundred miles south o' Eas
ter ii.land. an' in less than 20 minutes
the bark had pone down like a stone.
W made Easter island in the boats
without much trouble, but it wa'n't so
easy to g?t away. 1 had six weeks of
it before I got a chance, an' then I
shinned afore the mast on b sandal
wood trader. De Nova here was mate,
an' finally, huntln goods to peddle
anions; the islanders, we sailed into
Valparaiso, an' the most of us shipped
out Well, by that time I wasn't
thiukin' very often about that ice
ship down in the Aniar'tic; I was
hustlin' for some sort o berth tn tnVn
me back to the States. Hut one night, I
down m Kcungues' back room, where
i hung out. I got to talkin' with a
gambler named Francisco the same
smooth duck who introduced himself
as De Castillo to you. sir. He was an
educated man. an seemed to like to
hear me talk, an' among other sea
.van: I happened to tell him this one.
He M'emed mighty interested, although
be wasa't never given to seafarii:',
n .'k.-i je a whole pile o' fool ques
tions. Finally he wauled to meet me
aain alone the next day.
i "We!!, having' nothin' better to do.
I v.as lLcre when he came, an he
showed up with a querr-lookin', big,
o" book, the cover half ripped off.
under his arm. Then he made me tell
him that 3am over again, and de
scribe the skip jest exactly as I rc
jincnibered it. Then, when I'd got
,l"""'.rh, an' tcld him everything 1
ccilcl dig out o' my memory, he opened
iup that book o' his on the table, an"
'damnr. sir. if he didn't show me a
picture of that same ol' hooker, plain
a? 'ifc. only everything was trim an
shipshape on board, wiih the masts up
an' the sails drawiif. The came was
printed underneath, too Donna Isa
' "That hook he showed me was
printed in Spanish not just like what
ou ree today, sir, but the letterin' all
rou.s:h. as though it had been cut out
o' wood, but the fellow showed me the
y ,) w&!. vlBf 111- -
swered me. disgusted with our long
"Oh. to hell wid Francisco!" he
broke in, gruffly. ;lt's w'at you're
goin' to do we want to know. Fran
clsco'Il hold his gaff well enough. He
expects a bit of the swag, an', besides,
I let him know what was comin' to
him if he let his tongue wag. I had
him right, let me tell ye. An',
damme. Mr. Stephens," the bully in
him breaking all bounds, "if it ain't
comin' the same way to any other
duffer who goes back on us this trip.
That's what talks!" He jerked his
sheath-knife from his belt, and, with
one fierce lunge, drove it half to the
hilt into the table, his brute eyes
scowling threateningly into mine.
He Drove His Sheath Knife Half to the Hilt Into the Table.
da's when it was printed, an' it read
!? viJie. 177fl. plain enough. Francisco
'.1 rule 1..:: in -English what he said was
printed there about this Donna Isa
bel: an there it is. sir. in his own
hand wri tin'."
He tcok the paper out of his inner
coa: pocket and spread it open on
iw table before us. De Nova and
Aptkrson leaned forward eagerly to
iock at it. but Tuttle shoved it along
"Head it out loud, sir." he said, his
voice trembling. The writing was' not
clear, and I held it up to the light.
"Gaiiecn Donna Isabel, shin-rigged.
S.'iO tens. Amador, Master, built 1730.
home port Cadiz. Sailed Guayaquil
for Valencia. June 11, 17f3; crew num
bered 2, passengers 17, including five
.women; carried treasure, in gold in
gots and pieces of eight, valued at
:;.000,000 pesos, consigned by Canda
mo. presidentc. to departmevfc of the
west, receipted for by Salvatore, gov
ernment agent Spoken by ship Con
quistador. Sanchez, master. July 16.
175'J. SO degrees 20 minutes west and
47 dprees 1 minutes souti; all well.
Lost at sea: no report."
I put down the paper, and looked
across at Tuttle; he sat motionless,
his head in his hands. I confess the
tale had affected me strangely, and I
could not doubt that the man honestly
believed every word he had uttered.
Yet it was far too marvelous ever to
he true; too impossible; too wildly
romantic. It must have been a hallu
cination, an optical illusion born from
a mirage of fog and sun in those
frozen seas. Over 3,000.000 pesos,
locked within the eternal ice for 12G
years! Over C.000,000 pesos, guarded
by the dead for a century amid that
grim desolation of crested sea! God!
it was simply unthinkable, and I even
ventured to smile at the credulity of
the men about me; yet I did it with
set jaws and lips parched and dry.
What if it was all true? I felt the
blood boiling up through my veins,
every extremity tingling with the
fever of it Over 3,000,000 pesos!
Merciful mother! it was the ransom of
a king; it was the temptation of hell!
I know not how I controlled my voice
so as to question calmly, for, even
as I first spoke, I noticed how my
hands trembled where they rested on
the outspread map.
"Is that all?"
Tuttle nodded his head, uplifting
his eyes questioningly to mine.
"That's the whole of It, sir. What
do you think?"
"That's more than I know, Mr. Tut
tle. Perhaps you dreamed, perhaps
Francisco lied. I should have liked to
5ce that book."
I bent lower over the chart, stating
at the red cross.
"What was it you men wanted me
"To operate the steamer, sir; the
rest of us aboard only understand
"Yes. of course; but why did you
happen to choose a steamer for the
job? There were plenty of sailing
crafl lying in the harbor easier to
steal than this yachL"
"Very true, hut it happened to be
steam power we wanted. Here Is
about how we figured it, sir. First
place, we had to get away quickly
out of those portions of the sea where
they'd be most likely to hunt for us.
We're outlaws, an every ship sailin'
under a flag is an enemy. Well, sir.
what chauce would a sailin' vessel
have in such a chase? We needed
somethin that would show 'em a
clean pair o' heels somethin' that
would give 'em a run for their money.
That's what this yacht can do; she's
pokiu' it now at sixteen."
"Yes; you've got the advantage," I
confessed, "so long as your coal lasts.
Hut you can't put in anywhere for a
new supply what then?"
He turned partially about, and
winked at De Xova; the fellow
grinned back at him, but burst in
"Oh. we're not quite so green 3D all
zat. Mons. Stephens, an I t'ink wo got
zis t"ing plan out jus' 'bout right. We
steam so till we get maybe far 'naugh
south w'ere zey quit look for us. How
it be 130 degrees west an 40 desTees
south? Nobody t'ink we go zare
non, uon. We got coal plentj' for
zat. an zen have bunch left I know;
I try it No more need push her eizer
after we leave ze Ferdandez we be
well ahead zen. Zen we rig up ze
schooner sails, an' make ze next
t'ousan mile wizout burn a poun.
You see how it do? Ze danjaire was
not. for in zat ocean we meet nossing
hut maybe ze whale ship."
"You understand what he means,
sir?" went on Tuttle, as the Creole
paused for breath. "Once well ahead
we can fall back on canvas, and save
the coal. But we'll need the steam
power down there to hold her off an'
on by the island while we do the jco.
It s a mighty nasty bit o water, an a
sailin vessel is apt to get pinched in
the ice. But with a steamer we can
hold her to it, however the wind
I looked at the fellow with greater
respect Evidently he had considered
ever- angle of the desperate game he
"Your scheme certainly sounds rea
sonable enough," I admitted, almost
reluctantly. "And the chances aro
you will get there all right. But sup
pose you do; suppose you discover
this mysterious island; suppose you
find there the galleon as you say; sup
pose you even succeed iu getting
aboard, and into possession of the
treasure what then? Don't jou know
you're hound to be caught the minute
you come out of the Antarctic into
any ocean patrolled by the fleets of
the world? You have committed pi
racy a crime against the nations-
and the civilized world will unite to
hunt you down."
"That's another reason why we had
to have a steamer," he explained,
calmly. "You just remarked that
they'd be lookin' for the Sea Queen to
come back. Well, let "em look; they
won't never see her, sir. Once we
get that gold under hatches, an back
as far as that rock they call Dough
erty island an' that's only a run o'
maybe 500 miles I'll engage to make
over this here Sea Queen so that her
own captain wouldn't know her 50
feet away. How? I'd strip the en
gines out o' her, h'ist the stack over
board, tear down the bridge an wheel
house, rig her as a barkentine, change
every line o' paint fore an' aft. an
then wreck her somewhere along the
east Patagonian coast, or maybe the
Falklands. It would he nothin' but a
bloomin' whaler gone ashore, an
afore anybody finds out different, we'll
be scattered to hell an back."
I was obliged to acknowledge to
myself that it was not an impossible
plan. Eliminating the chance of ac
cident or some unusually bad luck,
success appeared not only possible,
"Did you think all that out yourself,
"Well, Francisco suggested consid
erable, but we did It together."
"Where Is he? on board?"
The mate laughed, his eyes ex
pressive of contempt
"Not much, he hadn't the nerve.
He's a schemer all right, but a blame'
"But suppose he gets to talking
back there in Valparaiso?"
In Which I Explain to Her Ladyship.
I gazed directly into his bullying
eyes with a depth of contempt I made
no slightest effort to disguise. Then
I arose deliberately to my feet
"Anderson, pluck that knife out and
put it back in your belt."
"I'm damned if"
"Do as I say quick, you surly brute,"
I interrupted, sternly. "Not another
word. I'm in command here yet. and
you'll obey orders, or I'll make you."
He understood I meant it, with his
innate cowardice plainly apparent, yet
did not yield until Tuttle interfered
with a sarcastic laugh.
"The captain isn't exactly the sort
to lie handled in that kind o way.
Hill." he said, smoothly. "He's a
deep-water sailor, not a land-shark.
but I guess he's likely ready enough
by this time to say what he's willin
The entire situation seemed to un
roll before me like a panorama as I
stood there, hastily making up my
mind for action. I was afloat on the
high seas, absolutely powerless to re
sist the set purpose of these men sur
rounding me. all rendered desperate
by greed. Much as I despised Anderson,
I comprehended that his threat was
no idle one; nor did I possess a single
comrade on board who would stand
at my back. I was utterly alone; nay,
worse even than alone with two
women dependent upon me. If I out
wardly agreed with these rascals, and
thus retained semblance of command
over them, I might possibly preserve
all our lives; I could, at least for the
the present, protect the women from
insult, perhaps from danger.
"Well, Mr. Tuttle," I said, quietly,
"I may as well return you my an
swer one time as another. I don't give
a tinker's damn for Anderson's
threats, and I don't altogether put
much faith in your yarn. But per
haps It's worth taking a chance at.
What is to be my authority on board,
providing I agree to go with you?"
"You're the captain."
"Absolutely In command?"
He shifted about, appearing a trifle
disconcerted under my rapid ques
tioning. "Well, yes; in everything concernin
ihe discipline an sailin of the yacht."
he explained. "There won't be no
fuss about that job. sir. But we ain't
a regular articled crew, beiu that
we're all here on shares in the enter
prise, an so, as regards the purpose
of the voyage, it'll have to be decided
by majority vote. However, that don't
need make no trouble."
"What is to be my share if you find
He thrust his head out of the win
dow nearest him. loc. lg up and down
the deck; then he leaned across the
table toward me, lowering his voice
until it was little more than whisper.
"You get one-fifth, sir; the four or
us here get one-fifth each; the other
fifth is to be divided among the crew.
Ain't that fair enough, sir?"
"It would appear so; yet there Is
still another matter of some impor
tance to be decided first. There are
two women on board; how about
"What!" The vibrant excitement
or his high-pitched nasal voice was
echoed by the others.
"This steam-yacht we have stolen
was the property of the earl of Dar
lington," I explained. "Lady Darling
ton and her maid are still on board, in
the cabin aft"
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Miss Lyda Conley.
through the busy thoroughfare. The
artery of the bustling city throbs all
about the spot where the ashes of tho
old chiefs lie.
Miss Conley. who has just pleaded
the cause of her ancestors before the
highest court of the land, believes that
they will be left in peace.
The city seeks to condemn the old
cemetery and turn it into a park. Miss
Conley. who. with her sisters, armed
with rifles, once defended the old cem
etery against city intrusion, is a law
yer. The city has carried Its case
clear up to the supreme court Miss
Conley has fought successfully thus
far to prevent molestation of her an
cestors. She is a quiet little woman, without
the least facial characteristic of her
Indian forbears, but they do say her
address stirred the great judges deep
ly, and she clings to the belief that.
at any rate while she lives, the old
Huron warriors will be allowed to
slumber in peace.
JILTED, LIVES AS HERMIT
Andrew Johnson, University Graduate
and Once a Great Musician Has
Worcester, Mass. Jilted by the
daughter of a rich banker in Sweden
nearly half a century ago, Andrew P.
Johnson, university graduate doctor of
medicine, musician of national repu
tation and teacher of recognized abil
ity in his country, lost interest in
life and became a hermit
Wandering over his native country
In sorrow, he gradually descended the
social scale and came to America 30
years ago a physical and mental
wreck. For 20 years he has lived the
life of a hermit, amid squalor, in a
small isolated shack on the Worces
ter and Auburn line, about two miles
below Quinsigamond village.
He has been known for many years
as "the crazy hermit,' and bas
sought solitude and silence. He sel
dom visited the small Swedish settle
ment of Quinsigamond, and then only
to beg food and clothes from the
merchants with whom be was ac
quainted. His only worship during all these
years has been the memory of pretty
Mary Olson, who jilted him in Molne-
Items of interest Taken From Here
and There Over the State.
A paving campaign is to to inaugu
rated im Kearney.
Mrs. Cleveland, who died at Lyons
last week was 99 years old.
Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson of Beatrice
last week celebrated her 94th birth
day. Odd Fellows of Nebraska City are
arranging a rally and class initiation
February 12 was observed by the
Bartlett state bank by a oig reception
and "feed" in observance of the fourth
anniversary c& foe institution.
Floyd Saxon, a young farmer east
af Union. Cass county, had his left
hand badly mutilated by the bursting
of a wood saw.
Some disease much resembling
pinkeye is affecting the whole herd
of horses belonging to ux. McCartney,
a farmer near Lyons and there Is ap
prehension that it may spread.
A great many farmers in Johnsom
county are holding public sales and
will move to South Dakota, Scotts
Bluff county and other sections. Land
is too high priced hi that section of
the state to make it profitable to rent
Hides valued at 1,000 were stolen
from the fur house of W. R. Adams in
Fremont by thieves who broke into
the building, by taking out a window
pane. Most of the hides stolen were
in packages. It is believed the goods
were taken out of town.
The remains of Miss Maria Hoover,
who died in New Yor. City, were tak
en to the old home at Brownsville for
burial. Miss Hoover was one of the
leading members of a choir in one of
the leading churches in New York
City at the time of her death.
Engineer George Himberger of the
Burlington, was severely scalded by
steam near Washington, Kas. The en
gine had jumped the track, and it was
while working under his engine that
an exhaust was turned on accidently
striking him on the head and neck.
Clarence Edwards, aged about 30
years, was arrested at Benkelman for
alleged assault on two little children,
one his niece, aged 7 years, and the
other a step-niece, aged C years. He
will be tried at the next term of court.
Meantime he is admitted to bail on a
Many farmers in Buffalo county are
now busy picking the last year's crop
of corn, which they were unable to do
earlier on account of the heavy snows.
Some fields will scarcely be husked
before the stalk-cutter is put at work
clearing the ground for the crop ex
pected in 1910.
The matter or arranging for the
Northeast Nebraska G. A. R. reunion
was taken up by a mass meeting of
the business men of Lynch. It was de
cided to leave nothing undone that
will insure a great success of the day
as far as Lynch is concerned. The re
union will take place in August
The Woman's Institute association
Is the name of the new woman's or
ganization in Laurel, which starts out
with fifty members. It Is an offshoot
of the Farmer's institutes for men
and at its monthly meetings papers
will be read and discussion had upon
topics of interest to the home-maker.
Evansville (Ind.) dispatch: Rev. H.
NEW ENVOY'S WIFE
Mme. Chang-Yin-Tang Greatly
Interested in America. '
Has Always Lived In Pekinf, But Has
Studied the United States and
Its Language Woman's
Werk in China.
Washington. From a social stand
point no minister from the orient has
come to the United States under more
pleasant auspices than Chang-Yin-Tang,
the new Chinese envoy to Wash
ington. The capital always Is inter
ested tn the minister from China and
his family. Dr. Wu Ting Fang gave
the Americans much to talk about and
always aroused their interest Dr. Wu
always was asking questions, and it is
probable that when he went. back to
China several weeks ago he knew
more about the government of the
United States than some of the men
who are sitting in congress.
Mr. Chang-Yin-Tang Is not a numan
interrogation point, as was Wu, but he
is one of China's greatest statesman.
While much notice has been given
him Washington bas shown lively in
terest in his wife and young daugh
ters, who are attractive and full of
sympathy for America and full of curi
osity to learn the philosophy of feui-,
ininlty, which appeals so alluringly
from their side of the world.
"I have lived always in Peking." said
the affable chatelaine of the Chinese
legation, "and except to travel In my
own country and tho neighboring
lands I am experiencing my first sensa
tion in a great journey. Certainly this
one can be considered an ambitious
attempt for a beginner.
"I anticipated my first winter in
Washington much as a young girl who
has learned everything from books
and who wants to see things for her-
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self. I have read much about this
ccuntry. and met many of its people,
and. of course, I have studied the lan
guage, especially after it was deter
mined that we should come to Wash
ington. "I fina that my visitors are as in
terested in my country as I am in
D. Helwig of Fremont. Neb., who, un- theirs, and that they have read as
der the name or H. J. Smith is much about it So many American
charged with uttering a forged check j women nave traveled in China, and
Tor $50, has made confession of hia t eacn 5"ear brings travelers rrom tho
guilt and will be sentenced before the east to see ,he wonders or the west,
close of the week. Strong influences I We nave a wona's question, but not
are being brought to secure a suspend-! ,n ine acuto rorm which it has taken
Joseph Jensen of Lowell suffered a
severe injury in Kearney when his
horse became frightened at an auto
mobile and made a sudden bolt which
threw Jensen and two lady occupants
out of the carriage. The ladies were
not hurt, but Jensen suffered bad
scalp wounds. He was unconscious
for several hours.
Tint the corn which has remained
in the fields all winter, was damaged
more than was thought is pro-ed by
some of the lately gathered grain that inence. and the way women work
Andrew P. Johnson.
Not a Dealer in Flattery
African Native Gave Straight Answer
to Straight Question.
The negroes of Africa are simple
and direct in speech. It never occurs
to them, writes Mr. R. H. Milligan in
"The Jungle Folk In Africa," that the
purpose of language is to conceal
thought, and to commiserate the Afri
can for his color is a waste of sym
pathy. In illustration of this Mr. Mil
ligan gives an amusing conversation
with one of his pupils.
One day. when I was talking to Bo
jedi, something in the course of the
conversation prompted be to ask him
whether he would like to be a white
man. He replied respectfully but em
phatically In the negative. I wished to
know his reason. He hesitated to tell
me; but I was insistent, and at last be
"Well, we think we are better-looking."
I gasped when I thought of the vast
ly ill-looking faces I had seen in tin
jungles, and in apology for myself, 1
"But you have not seen us in our
own country, where there is no 'ma
laria, and where we are not yellow and
He quietly asked what color we were
in our own country, to which I prompt
ly replied, "Pink and white."
Looking at me steadily for a mo
ment, he remarked:
"Mr. Milligan, if I should see you
in your own country I don't believe I
should know you." Youth's Companion.
baka Buck. Sweden, when he was a
popular young organist, with a posi
tion in the State Clinch, at Karlstad.
Such has been his physical and
mental condition this winter that the
officials of Worcester and Auburn
took charge of him. and he is now in
the Worcester city hospital for treatment
True and False Friendship.
False friendship is like the ivy,
which decays and ruins the wall it
embraces; but true friendship gives
new life and animation to the object it
Immense Blasting Operation.
To get rock for the Morena dam
in southern California, one of the big
gest blasting operations on record bas
just been successfully carried out
Describing this feat, the Engineering
Record says that a tunnel 125 feet long
was first drhen into the face of the
granite. In this chamber was placed
3S.050 pounds of powder and dynamite.
This was exploded by electric fuses
and dislodged 120,000 cubic yards of
is being brought to the grain buyers
in Beatrice. Recently a load was
brought in that was saturated with
water, tue ears containing so much
moisture, that they could be bent
John Head, a farm hand who was
almost disemboweled a few months
ago when he fell through a county
bridge along with a threshing machine,
has filed a claim for damages with
the county board of Dodge county.
Head did not state the amount he
wanted, but indicated he would be sat
isfied to leave it for the supervisors
The experiment station of the state
university has designated the eighty
acre tract owned by David D. Reavis
of Falls City and situated on the Ne
maha bottom, subject to overflow in
the past, through which the new lat
teral drainage ditch has been con
structed for a tile experiment, to test
the value of that class of drainage on
low bottom lands in that part of the
Prominent citizens in Bennet Dun
bar, Talmage anu Brock have received
here. To begin with, the Chinese peo
ple have ideas founded on many cen
turies or noting results. We prefer to
keep our women at home, and every
girl is reared with the idea that her
place is at home and that there she
is safer, happier and more useful. In
poor families the girls work, of course,
but at home.
"That vast source of income to
China, embroidery Ivory, wood and
metal carving, tapestry and Teather
work, are done by women at home.
Some factories are coming into prom-
these, compared to the population of
the empire and the way factory sys
tems prevail in other lands, they are
scarce indeed. We never employ
women in stores or commercially at all.
"There are fewer still employed as
servants and the whole of our way of
disposing of the question which is caus
ing such unrest in the other parts of
the world is to permit women to en
large their horizon If they will but
keep the national Idea always fore
most in ah that is done for them."
Mystery of Snakes.
Snakes are creatures or mystery.
have often tried to trace a snake im
mediately after it had entered its hole
in a small rubbish heap, but always
without success. It disappears like
magic. The reason is the snake can
only burrow in soft mossy or ferny
places, and so haunts old runs made
by the small mammalia. Brusher nev
er wasted time Iookirg for a snake.
"'Taint nary a mossat a use; 'tis
gone." he would say. The harmless
grass snake deposits its eggs in some
warm place, like a manure heap, for
Incubation. It Is a question. "Have
communications from T. P. Kennard. ( the small reptiles, at the moment of
a promoter, asking what they think ' birth, the guidance of a mother to in
nbout the establishment of an interur- struct them in life?" I have nevM
ban line from Lincoln to Auburn via seen the grass snake surrounded by
Cheney. j her young, nor to my knowledge has
J. W. Knowles & Son. living one any one else. The little snakes, it
No Doubt About It.
Blowhard had just finished reading
1 strange occurrence.
"Why do you look so surprised?" he
queried of his one-man audience.
"Don't you believe it?"
"Yes. that's the trouble." rejoined
the other. "I happen to know that it's
"Do you know anything about this
eportea double of Mr. Jaggers?"
"Not a single thing."
mile north of Craig, held a farm and
thoroughbred hog sale, everything
bringing good price. Twenty-two head
of Poland China sows averaged 175.43,
the top price being $130. paid by Lute
McDonald of near this place. Forty
four head of pigs averaged $14.95.
Thieves forced open the door oi
Frank Polak's tailor shop in Wymore.
and made away with all the goods,
and made up garments on hand. Mr.
Polak's loss is about $100.
The Omaha Commercial club Is
leading a state-wide campaign for the
purpose of interesting farmers In test
ing their seed corn and thus prevent
ing an economic waste which means
millions to the state. Newspaper men,
bankers, implement dealers, grain buy
ers and others are being asked the
elimination of loss through planting
must be remembered, are more or les.s
matured when the so-called eggs are
deposited. A :Irth both snakes and
reptiles are about three inches long,
and in a few days grow to a foot and
over. I think the young of the adder
shift for themselves after birth, never
going into the nest hole. "Uncle Ar
thur" in The London Express.
It Is Different.
"Papa, what is meant by placing a
witness under the rule?"
"Why do you wish to know?"
"I was wondering if it Is anything
like placing a school boy under the
"Do you believe." queried the fair
widow, "that universal peace will ever
"Not unJess people quit getting mar
.icd!" growled the old bachelor.
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