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STROTHER & STOCKWELL, Pubs.
NEWS BRIEFLY TOLD
INTELLIGENCE HERE GATHERED
COVERS WIDE AREA.
GREATER OR LESSER IMPORT
Includes What Is Going On at Wash
ington and in Other Section ef
Although the corporation tax for
this year Is not due until June 1. pay
ments are beginning to turn into the
treasury. About $225,000 was paid in
March. The estimated total receipts
for the year are $25,000,000.
Senator Norris Brown, of Nebraska,
will not be given the chairmanship of
the committee on territories. This
was practically decided at a stormy
meeting of the senate committee on
The extent to which the telephone
has encroached upon the telegraph as
a means of dispatching trains in 1910
is shown in a bulletin issued by the
Interstate commerce commission. An
Increase of 15,273 miles of railroad on
which tho telephone is used was
Mrs. Charles W. Morse, wife of the
New York banker, now in the Atlanta
prison, has made a personal appeal to
President Taft for information as to
the status of the petition for her hus
band's pardon and has been informed
that Mr. Taft will make an announce
ment in the case within a few days.
Claiming that the valorization of
coffee is nothing more or less than
a gigantic scheme, in which nations
are Involved, to monopolize the pro
duct, and fix the prices of coffee, Rep
resentative Norris, of Nebraska,
spoke in the house for nearly two
The taking of testimony in the go--ernnient's
civil action against the
Standard Sanitary Manufacturing
company has been finished and the
case will come up for final argument
in the United States court at Balti
more within five or six weeks. Two
circuit judges and one district judge
will review the tentimony which has
been taken before a master.
The Canadian reciprocity bill was
passed In the house by a large ma
jority. The tenure of office of Diaz will be
the sticking point in peace negotia
tions in Mexico.
Ex-Speaker Cannon attacked what
he said was a plan to put a free pa
per bill through the house.
Representative Cox. of Ohio, favors
making the independence of the Phil
ippines a party question.
. The Missouri ouster suit acainst
the beef packers was continued by
the supreme court until the October
"Reciprocity with Canada must he
adopted now or never and must stand
or fall by its own terms," says Presi
Unspeakable conditions in many of
the bakeries of New York City are re
ported by investigators employed by
the city commissioner of accounts.
The whole Nebraska delegation, ex
cepting Representative Norris, voted
in favor of the reapportionment bill,
which was passed by the house.
Edward A. Moseley, secretary of
the interstate commerce commission
and the originator of much labor leg
islation, died in Washington after a
continued illness, aged C5 years.
Mr. Berger, socialist member of
congress, says: "The senate has run
its course. It must some day, as will
the Britisli house of lords, yield to
the popular demand for its reforma
tion or abolition."
A trunk filled with gold watch
cases, valued at $20,000, consigned
to a manufacturer in Chicago from
a Cincinnati house, was stolen from
an express wagon in the downtown
streets of Chicago.
Although the corporation tax for
this year is not due until June-1, pay
ments are beginning 1o turn into the
treasury. About $325,000 was paid in
March. The estimated total receipts
for the year are $25,000,000.
The extent to which the telephone
has encroached upon the telegraph
as a means of dispatching trains in
1910 is shown in a bulletin issued by
the interstate commerce commission.
An increase of 15,37.1 miles of rail
road on which the telephone is used
The diplomatic shakeup. which was
first evidenced by the resignation of
David Jayne Hill as ambassador to
Germany, continued when it was an
nounced that Herbert H. B. Peirce
had resigned as minister to Norway.
President Taft proposes to keep his
hands out of Mexico until forced to
take a stand.
The James woman suffrage bill was
sent to engrossment in the Wiscon
sin assembly. The measure has al
ready passed the senate.
At Daytona, Fla. "Bob" Burman cel
ebrated his 27th birthday by making
new automobile racing history at Day
tona beach. He clipped the mile rec
ord down to 25:4 seconds and the
kilometer to 15:88 seconds, and low
ered Barney Oldfield's two-mile
world's record of 55:87 seconds to
Postmaster General Hitchcock Is
confident that penny postage is a
probability of the near future as the
result of reductions in the $17,000,000
postal deficit which existed when he
took charge of the postoffice depart
ment. A plea to allied unitarians to stand
forth and aid the faith and to provide
in Washington a "principal church"
to correspond with the cathedrals in
other denominations, was made in re
marks made by President Taft Sun
day in the regular service in All
Soul's Unitarian church, of which he
Is a regular attendant
Cholera situation Is again causing
some uneasiness in Honolulu.
A weevil has been discovered that
works havoc in alfalfa fields.
The "farmers' free list" finds favor
with the Nebraska delegation in the
lower house of congress.
Mrs. Matusek, of South Omaha, kill
ed her two children and then took hex
Senator Brown holds that the in
come tax amendment is on the verge
The reapportionment bill in the
house provides for an increased mem
bership of 40.
S?nate regulars declined to recog
nize the progressive republicans as a
The steamer Charles Posal, operat
ing between Manila and Corregidon,
foundered in a typhoon.
Committee assignments were made
In the senate, but the progressives
are far from satisfied.
Congressman Kinkaid introduced
37 bills providing for increases of
pensions for Nebraskans.
The Insurrectos who defended Agua
Prieta all day Monday, quietly stole
away during the night.
Plans were filed for the construc
tion in New York of the highest
building in the world, 750 feet.
State geologists from almost every
state met in Washington with the of
ficials of the geological survey.
The house, by a vote of 296 to 16.
adopted the resolution for direct elec
tion of United States senators.
Mexico sent a protest to London
over the landing of British marines
at San Quentin. Lower California.
The Wisconsin legislature wants
the United States senate to investi
gate the election of Stephenson.
With the Mexican situation on his
.hands the president has reason to be
thankful that congress is in session.
The James bill, providing for wo
man suffrage in Wisconsin, has been
"bottled" by the assembly elections
Mrs. J. Elliott Langstaff, of Brook
lyn. N. Y., will witness the coronation
of King George of England by special
Wool will not go on the free list ir
the democratic revision of the wool
schedule of the tariff, at this session
President Taft has gone as far as
he cares to on his own initiative, and
if there is, to be intervention congress
must declare it.
Kage Adams, a wealthy planter liv
ing near Holt. Fla.. was assassinated
from ambush. It is believed the kill
ing is the result of an old feud.
George S. Terry, assistant United
States treasurer at New York, died at
Aiken, S. C. He had been suffering
for a week from an attack of dia
betes. The New York assembly adoptee
the resolution of Senator Roosevelt
advocating the election of United
States senators by a direct vote of the
James Speyer of the banking fim
of Speyer and company, and H. I
Miller, receiver of the Buffalo & Sus.
quehanna railway, have been electee
directors of the Missouri Pacific rail
way. The Episcopal cathedral of St. Johi
the Divine, the largest ecclesiastical
structure in the country and the
fourth largest in Christendom, was
solemnly consecrated in New York
P. W. Dinsmore, implicated witl
Former State Printer Mark Slater in
the alleged Ohio state house supply
graft case, changed his plea to guilt
when it was intimated that Slatei
would turn state's evidence, and was
sentenced to a year in the peniten
tiary. Plans were filed by the Broadwa
Park Place company for the construc
tion at Broadway and Park Place ol
the highest building in the world. It
will be 53 stories.
Postmasters of the country are tc
be subjected to a iigid investigation
by congress. The house committee on
expenditures in the postoffice depart
ment has decided to act in response
to a resolution to this effect.
President Taft. addressing the open
ing session of the Twenty-ninth con
gress of the Protestant Episcopal
church in the United States, said:
"We have no state church, because all
churches that are working for the
uplifting of men and the spirit are
state churches within the protection
but not within the guidance cr control
of the government."
Senator Norris Brown, of Nebras
ka. believes that before any tarift
legislation shall have passed congress
the income tax amendment will have
been adopted. "If this proves the
case," said Senator Brown, "the whole
tariff situation will be completely
revolutionized. The argument that
duties cannot be reduced or wiped
out because we need the revenue, will
no longer be valid.
House democrats have an ambitious
program of tariff revision.
Victor Bergw offered a resolution
in the house to abolish the senate.
President Taft pleaded the cause of
Canadian reciprocity in an address at
a New York dinner.
Norris of Nebraska is opposed to
an increased house membership.
The house passed the bill increas
ing its membership from 391 to 433.
Norris Brown is the only progres
sive in the senate in favor of the Can
adian reciprocity bill.
Rear Admiral Richard Inch, U. S
N.. retired, died in the naval hospi
tal at Washington after an extended
Mrs. Matthew T. Scott, of Illinois
was declared re-elected president gen
eral of the Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution for the next two
General Reyes has received a call
from Diaz to leave France and return
According to a report of the census
bureau fecundity Is greater among
immigrant women than native Ameri
Progressive senators will be obligee
to take what the regulars give them
in way of committees.
Senator Smoot says the Brighan
Young Portrait on the Utah sliver
service is not a Mormon emblem.
The last of the Ballinger men it
the interior department, Edward' C
Finney, tendered his resignation.
ANNEXATION IS END
THIS IS SAID TO BE PLAN OF
THE P0SHIN6 OF RECIPROCITY
Prince of Illinois Asserts that Clark
and His Followers are Behind a
Washington. Another desclaration
that annexation is the desired end of
the democrats in pushing reciprocity
and a speech by a new member.of the
house, revealing the humorous fea
tures of a tariff fight in congress,
were the principal events of Friday's
debate on the free list bill now pend
ing before the house.
Mr. Prince of Illinois, republican,
attacking the Canadian reciprocity
bill, sounded the annexation note.
President Taffs speech in New York
Thursday night furnished his tert. He
said that the pouring of Americans
into the Canadian northwest and the
attitude of the controlling forces or
the democratic party could mean
nothing else than annexation, reci
procity and partial free trade wit
Canada being the first step toward
"I say to our neighbors on the
north, be not deceived," said Mr.
Prince. "When we go into a country
and get it we take it. It is our his
tory and it is right that we should
take it if we want it, and you might
as well understand it. The speaker
has said so; the party back of him
has said so and it does not deny that
that is its desire."
Mr. Prince declared that the reci
procity was the worst bargain ever
driven by one nation with another
and "the democratic farmers free
list" ought to be labeled the "farm
ers' fake bill."
The humor of the session came
when Representative Kent of Califor
nia, a new republican member who
succeeded Duncan McKinley In the
house, delivered a speech on the gen
eral tariff question arraigning "a rev
enue upon necessities."
He said that with other novices in
the house he felt sure he had ab
sorbed speeches until he had "learned
much that cannot possibly be true,"
and that the Congressional Record
was filled with a mass of mathemat
ics "proving what is logically ab
surd." "I am a republican, or what used
to be a republican," Mr. Kent ob
served, "because I believe in the pro
tection of infant industries that stand
some eventual chance of becoming
self-sustaining. But many industries,
having outgrown the cradle, have not
been required to hustle for their live
lihood, but have been carried boldly
to a ward in the hospital where our
standpat friends advocate keeping
them during all eternity, to be doc
tored, nursed and nourished at the
Mr. Kent said that a protective tar
iff was an attempt to "tax ourselves
"The nation can acquire wealth ir
not merit,' he said, "by unanimously
consenting to the reciprocal picking
of pockets by all the people."
To show tariff inequalities Mr. Kent
said that "Mr. Rockefeller probably
pays less government revenue on the
food he consumes than does the aver
age hod carrier. He would doubtless
like to pay as much, but lie can't
without eating as much."
CATTLEMEN STAY IN PRISON.
Pardon Refused Richards, Bartlett,
Comstock and Jamieson.
Washington. President Taft re
fused to pardon Bartlett Richards,
William G. Comstock. Charles C. Jam
ieson and Aquilla Triplets four
wealthy Nebraska cattlemen, who
have been convicted of conspiracy to
defraud the government of grazing
lands along the Wyoming border. The
men are owners of the Nebraska Iind
and Feeding company, with principal
offices at Ellsworth, Neb. The evi
dence at the trial showed that they
had fraudulently induced homestead
ers to claim thousands of acres of
land which were later turned over to
the company for grazing.
Washington. Representative Col
lup of Indiana, a democrat, in a
speech in the house vigorously as
sailed Postmaster General Hitchcock
and the postoffice department for
"pernicious activity" in politics.
$21,000 for a Book.
New York. The second highest
price for a book in the Poe library
sale was reached when a book sold
for $21,000 Friday. This was "Helya's
Knight of the Swanne,' the first print
ed English version of the legend of
Lohengrin. It was printed in London
in 1512 by Wynkyn & De Worde.
Kittredge's Condition Critical.
Hot Springs, Ark. That former
Senator A. B. Kittredge of Sioux
Falls, S. D.. who came toHot Springs
ten days ago, suffering from an attack
of jaundice, is in a critical condition
Revision of Prayer Book.
Washington. Revision of the book
of common prayer was urged by Rev.
Dr. Percy S. Grant of New York, in
adressing the twenty-ninth congress
of the Protestant 'Episcopal church In
Naval Academy Superintendent.
Washington. Captain John H. Gib
bons on Friday was selected as su
perintendent of the United States
Naval academy to succeed Captain
i John M. Bowyer, on May 15, when the
latter will voluntarily relinquish the
position on account of ill health. Cap
tain Bowyer probably will be assigned
to less arduous duty. Secretary Meyer
has received Captain Bowyer's appli
cation for relief and immediately took
up the question with the president,
who confirmed the selection of Cap
ALL 0VEK NEBRASKA
Becomes a National Bank.
Washington dispatch. The comp
troller of the currency has approved
the application of the Commercial
Bank of Wausa, Neb., to convert into
a national bank with a capital of $50.
000. Seven Business Houses Burned.
Hamilton County. Fire of un
known origin destroyed seven busi
ness places in the village of Phillips,
16 miles east of Grand Island, at a
total estimated 'loss of $12,000,' with
insurance estimated at 40 per cent of
Licenses Are Exhausted.
Lancaster County. The first 10,000
hunting licenses printed for the state
this year havebeen exhausted by the
demands of county clerks and Game
Warden Miller must wait on the print
er before more blank cards can be
New Court House for Custer.
Custer County. The county super
visors will meet soon for the purpose
of awarding the contract for building
the new court house. No bids will be
received after that date and the board
will waste no time over selecting the
contractor, as it is anxious to get at
Fire Loss is $75,000.
Otoe County. The loss resulting
from the fire in Unadilla. which wiped
out the entire business section' of the
city, was not so heavy as it was at
first estimated. It is thought that the
damage will not amount to oyer $75,
000, about half the amount estimated
when the town was burning.
Warrants for Wolf Bounty.
Lancaster County. Five hundred
wolf bounty warrants were mailed
from the office of the state auditor.
This Is the first installment of about
5.000 warrants that will be issued.
The last legislature appropriated $29,
000 for the payment of these claims.
Most of the claims are small, for
$2.50, $3.75 or $5. A few run up to
Arbor Day at Nebraska City.
Otoe County. Arbor day was ob
served in a general way by the people
of Nebraska City, and for years the
home of the originator of the move
ment, J. Sterling Morton. All over
the city, both old and young observ
ed the day by following the motto of
Mr. Morton, which was to "Plant
Nebraska's Egg Crop.
Douglas County. Speaking to the
Manufacturers' association in Omaha,
upon invitation, J. H. Rushton, presi
dent of the Fairmont Creamery com
pany, estimated the annual egg crop
of Nebraska at $15,000,000 in value.
Of this nearly $10,000,000 worth is
marketed, and the other third con
sumed by farmers and other home
Fatal Family Quarrel.
Morrell County. As a result of
family troubles, C. C. Hewson killed
his mother-in-law, Mrs. George Jen
kinson; snot his wife three times and
wounded Leland Jenkinson. 14 years
old, after which he killed himself.
Mrs Hewson will die. while the boy,
who was shot in the neck, will re
cover. The Hewsons had recently
Good Roads Banquet at Nelson.
Nuckolls County The Nelson Com
mercial club held the second annual
love feast and good roads meeting.
The opera house was crowded and
many were turned away. Several lo
cal speakers made short addresses
and then D. Ward King, of Missouri,
made the address of the evening.
Every one was greatly interested in
Mr. King's plan for making good
Mother Kills Self and Children.
Douglas County. Apparently men
tally unbalanced from brooding over
domestic troubles. Airs. Joseph Matu
sek, of Sou tli Omaha, murdered her
two children by forcing them to drink
carbolic acid and then swallowed a
quantity of the deadly drug herself.
In a letter which she wrote just be
fore her terrible act the crazed moth
er blamed her husband for her un
A Fiddlers' Stunt.
Cass County. The Improved Order
of Redmen. at the Parmele theatre in
Plattsmouth. pulled off a stunt, which
was one as amusing as has been in
this city for some time, in the shape
of the "Fiddlers' Contest." There
were 22 contestants, and how they
made Rome howl was a caution. Wil
liam Balfour, living four miles south
of Nehawka. was the winner, playing
a piece which he had not tried for 20
years. This man had something pe
culiar about him. in that he has lived
for 46 years within 25 miles of Platts
mouth and the visit to this contest
was his first.
Boy Killed by Lightning.
Dawes County. John Mullinex. aged
17, was instantly killed by lightning
during a heavy thunder storm. He
was returning from the field with a
team when struck.
Arrested as Deserter.
Merrick County. Because he talk
ed too fluently about his past experi
ences, and was overheard by attend
ants at the jail, Fred Beltos was ar
rested here, and will be returned to
Norfolk. Va as a deserter from the
State Fair Grand Stand.
Lancaster County. The contract
for the iron work on the grandstand
to be erected at the state fair grounds
which structure, before an appropria
tion had been made for the work by
the legislature at the last session,
tied up the house and senate com
mittees on the big maintenance bill,
was let to John Westover of Lincoln.
The total cost of the work wiH
amount to about $30,000. only half of
which will be shouldered by the state
under the provisions of the legisla
Homesteaders Want Protection.
Twenty-six petitioners living in
Garden county have petitioned the at
torney general to prevent cattlemen
from driving them out of the country.
Similar petitions have been received
during the past year and the troubles
reported from that and other counties
are being investigated by the federal
government. Edward Ohnesorge of
Henley, Sioux county, called on the
governor to tell of outrages committed
against homesteaders b y cattlemen
who desire the range and do not care
to have homesteaders intrude. In
Sioux county, it Is alleged, the cattle
men all live in Wyoming. The settlers
say they must have assistance from
the state or the general government.
Army Officer for Guard.
Adjutant General Phelps has re
ceived word from the war department
that under a new act of congress the
war department will assign an army
officer on active list to come to Ne
braska is inspector and instructor ot
the organized militia. The depart
ment has decided to assign an infantry
officer to Nebraska this fall if the
state authorities desire. General
"Phelps says he believes Governor Al
drich will ask for such an officer.
Tabitha Home Not Available.
Dr. J. H. Tyndale. a tuberculosis ex
pert, has written to Secretary of State
Wait suggesting that the $40,000 ap
propriated for a hospital for indigent
consumptives be used to purchase Ta
bitha Home a sectarian institution
near the city limits of Lincoln. The
fact that the appropriation is available
only in the event that the institution
is located west of the ninety-ninth me
ridian eliminates the Tabitha Home.
Low Water in the Platte.
State Engineer Price recently re
ceived information that the Platte
river in the western part of the state
is lower than usual at this time of
the year. The government reports
show, however that there is an ex
cess of snow in the mountains, and
the indications are that there will be
plenty of water for irrigation purposes
in the irrigated region of the western
portion of Nebraska.
E. C. Kemble has been inspector foi
the food, drug and dairy department.
Mr. Kemble is now employed in the
office of the county treasurer of Lan
caster county. He is a democrat. He
was chosen on account of his expert
knowledge of seeds and commercial
stock food, articles of commerce over
which the food department now has
Food and Drug Inspectors.
Governor Aldrich has appointed five
food, drug and dairy inspectors. One
is to work regularly and four to be
employed only during the summer
months. F. H. McLain of University
Place. Will Forbes or Lincoln, George
J. Thomas of University Place, Noel
Negley of Ansley. and I. D. Miller of
Alma are the appointees.
Shortage Found in Stewart's Books.
An examination of the books ol
Thomas Stewart, bookkeeper at the in
stitution for the feeble minded at Bea
trice, by State Accountant Tutteys, has
revealed an apparent shortage of $1,
700. A large part of this shortage. It
not all. is thought to result from errors
in addition and other clerical mis
takes. Memorial to Prof. Davisson.
As a memorial to the late Professor
A. E. Davisson. principal of the school
of agriculture of the state university
a concrete drinking fountain is to be
erected on the state farm campus, by
the graduating class of 1911. to be
known as the "Davisson Memorial
State Building Inspector.
Governor Aldrich has appointed
Burd F. Miller of Omaha, inspector
of construction and supervision of
state buildings. The recent legisla
ture is responsible for the creation of
the position, which pays $2,000 a year
Spanish War Reunion.
Frank I. Ringer, who is in charge
3f the arrangements for the Spanish
war veteran reunion, which will be
held in Lincoln, has received several
hundred letters from Nebraska sol
diers who are now scattered over all
the country and his campaign of pub
licity has established the residence ol
about 500 of the "boys" who bad been
lost sight of. There were 4.016 Ne
braskans enlisted in that war. The
residences of about 1,500 of them have
Advisory Board of Pardons.
Governor Aldrich has appointed as
an advisory board of pardons John O.
Yeiser of Omaha. Dr. J. S. Butler of
Superior and E. G. Maggi of Uncoln.
Who shall get the one. two and three
years term has not been determined.
Under an act passed by the last leg
islature this board is to act in the
dual capacity of advisory board of
pardons and as a board to determine
the sentence of prisoners under the
Indeterminate sentence act. also
passed by the last legislature.
Violations of Oil Law.
State Oil Inspector Husenetter is
appealed to by citizens and merchants
In many matters with which his of
fice has nothing to do. There is a
criminal statute to prevent the sale
of explosives, such as gasoline and
benzine in any receptacle except in
barrels or cans painted vermillion red.
A Lincoln merchant has informed the
state oil inspector that this law is be
ing violated and that during one day
he lost the sale of ten gallons of oil
because he would not violate the red
OfllGLN OF MIL CAR
Railway Postal Service First Op
erated in Missouri.
William A. Davis, Bsfsrs the War,
Postmaster at St. Joseph, Devised
System Now in Vogue for Dis
tributing Mail En Routs.
St. Joseph, Mo. Progress in the
carrying and distribution of United
States mails has been remarkable in
this country in the last fifty years. A
naif century ago, the first railroad west
of the Mississippi river, from Hannibal
to St Joseph, Mo., was constructed,
and on this road the railway mall serv
ice of the country had its origin and
inception. Then, only the mails for the
whole western country came in bulk
on freight and passenger trains to be
distributed in ton lots and carried to
many destinations by courier, by buck
board, horseback and stage lines, the
only methods in those days.
It remained for William A. Davis,
postmaster at St. Joseph from 1855 to
18C1, to Invent and inaugurate the
-great system now In vogue. Before
this time the malls, all mixed and in
bulk, were carried to some central dis
tributing point. Independence, Mo.,
was one of these and St. Joseph later
was another. When the railroad was
built the task all came to the St. Jo
seph office, in distributing the entire
The idea occurred to Mr. Davis that
these malls could be distributed while
in transit It seemed to him in every
way possible and desirable. So he
wrote to the people in Washington for
authority to fit up some cars on the
Hannibal & St. Joseph railroad to try
out the experiment. The authority
came and Mr. Davis went to the rail
way headquarters at Hannibal and su
perintended the arrangement of sev
eral way cars with pigeon holes, doors,
windows and other conveniences and
William A. Davis.
the initial run with a carload of mail
was made from Hannibal to St. Joseph
In record time, the mails properly dis
tributed and ready for the overland
stages, couriers, etc.
The first trial was so satisfactory
that other cars were brought Into re
qulsltion and soon a most remarkable
change for the better was made in the
receipt and distribution of mails. The
great railway mail service had been
The problem of forwarding overland
mails without delay was solved, and
Mr. Davis was soon made a special
agent of the department and given full
charge of the branch of the service
which he had originated.
William A. Davis, inventor of the
railway mall service, was born in Bar
ren County. Kentucky, In September
1809. In early youth he went to Vir
ginia, where he entered the postal
service, at Richmond and other places,
and with his career In St. Joseph he
had been in the postal service about
The first car for the distribution ol
the malls was an old-time "way" car,
fitted up with pigeon holes. Extra
windows were arranged and the "dis
tributors" used candles to assist In
lighting the cars. Mr. Davis made a
trip on the first car as far as Palmyra
Mo., and then left the work with an as
sistant while he returned to Hannibal
for the second car. There are many
old railroaders yet alive who remem
ber the first mail cars.
GEESE ON THE STAGE REBEL
Object to Understudy for Singer in
Halle Performance of Humper-
Berlin. An amusing Incident oc
curred this week at a performance of
Humperdinck's "Konigskinder" at the
Halle opera house.
Live geese are employed for the
Halle production In contrast to the
papier mache variety Which indulge In
make believe cackles at Berlin. The
rlmadonna who regularly sings the
part of the goose maid was taken ill
suddenly and It became necessary to
obtain an understudy. When the lat
ter, however, went on the stage the
geese rebelled against the intrusion of
a stranger. They became eo enraged
they threatened to do the singer bod
The conductor of the orchestra bad
Co stop the performance until the
geese could be quelled. They refused
to subside until the familiar figures of
the wood chopper and the broom mak
er came upon the scene.
Effect of Mind on Matter.
Heavy thoughts bring on physical
maladies; when tho soul is oppressed
so is the body. When cares, heavy
zo.;itations, sorrows and passions
superaoound they weaken the body,
which, without the soul is dead, or
like a horse without a driver. But
when the heart Is at rest and quiet,
then It takes care of the body and
tfves it what pertains thereunto
Therefore we ought to abandon and
resist anxious thoughts by all possible
means. Luther's Tsble Talk.
WILL LOOK TO
CANADA FOB WHEAT
ONE REASON WHY AMERICANS
GO TO CANADA.
In the Chicago Inter-Ocean ot a few
days since reference was made to the
fact that In 1909 the United States
raised 737,189,000 bushels of wheat,
and last year grew only 695.443.000. as
decrease of 41,746,000 bushels. The
article went on to say: "True ws
raised last year more than enough
wheat for our own needs, but it Is ap
parent that if production continues te
decrease In that ratio we will sooa
be obliged ts look to other countries
for wheat to supply our rapidly la
The purpose of the article was te
show that reciprocity was to be de
sired. This Is a question that I do not
propose to eal with, preferring to
leave it to others who have made a
greater study of that economic ques
tion than I have. The point to be
considered is, with the high price of
lands In the United States, and with
the much lower priced lands of Can
ada, and their ability to produce prob
ably more abundantly, is it not well
for the United States farmer to take
advantage of the opportunity Canada
affords with its lower-priced lands
and take a part In supplying the needs
of the United States, which it is quite
apparent must come sooner or later?
It is probable there are now about
300,000 American farmers in Western
Canada, cultivating large farms, and
becoming rich, in the growing of 25
and 30-bushel-to-the-acre-wheat. in pro
ducing large yields of oats and barley,
and in raising horses and cattle
cheaply on the wild prairie grasses
that are there, both succulent and
abundant. All these find a ready mar
ket at good prices. Amongst the
Americans who have made their homes
In Canada are to be found colonies of
Scandinavians, and all are doing welL
I have before me a letter from an
American Scandinavian, now a Cana
dian, an extract from which is inter
esting. Writing from Turtle Lake.
Saskatchewan, he says:
T came up hero from Fergus Falls,
Minn.. October 24th, 1910, and thought
I would let you know how I have- been
getting along. We had a very mill
winter up to New Year's, but since
then it has been quite cold and lots of
snow, but not worse than that we
could be out every day working, even
though we had 65 below zero a few
times, but we do not feel tho cold
here the same as we did in Minnesota,
as it is very still and the air is high
and dry. This is a splendid place for
cattle raising and mixed farming.
There is some willow brush and small
poplars on part of the land, which Is
rolling and covered with splendid
grass in the summer. Not far from
here there is timber for building ma
terial. There are only 8 Norwegians
here, 6 Scotchmen, 2 Germans. The
lake is 20 miles long and full of very
'There Is a lot of land yet that has
not been taken and room for many
settlers, and we wish you would send
some settlers up here, as there are
fine prospects for them, especially -for
those who have a little money to start
with. Send them here to Turtle Lake,
and we will show them the land, if
they have secured plats, showing the
vacant lands, at the Dominion Lands
office in Battleford. Send us up some
good Scandinavians this spring."
The Canadian government agents
will try to meet bis wishes.
A very youthful and entirely un-
known musical composer read some
verses by the renowned Thomas Moore
which he liked very much. Forthwith
the buzz of inspiration circulated
through his brain, and the next thing
he knew he had evolved a tune which
went right prettily with the words of
the Irish poet. Much elated, the very
youthful composer took the product to
a publisher of popular songs and sang
It to him. The publisher shook his
"The music's all right," he opined,
"but the words are bum."
With a smooth iron and Defiance
Starch, you can launder your shirt
waist just as well at home as the
steam laundry can; it will have the
proper stiffness and finish, there will
be less wear and tear of the goods,
and it will be a positive pleasure to
use a Starch that does not stick to
Mother Robert, come here to me
Robert Aw, shut up!
Mother Robert, how dare you talk
to me like that! Say: "Mamma, be
Constipation causes and aggravates many
eriuus diseases. It is thoroughly cured by
Dr. Pierce rieaeant Pellets. The favor
ite family laxative.
A woman's mind enables her te
reach a conclusion without starting.
DID YOU SAY?
Then you really need
It tones the stomach,
aids digestion, prevents
after eating distress.
Don't suffer any longer.
Take home a bottle to
day and be able to en
joy your meals.
If Is alse excellent for
Materia, Fever tad! Ague.
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