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BY THE TRIBUNE PTG. CO.
COLUMBUS, .... NEBRASKA.
EPITOME OF EVENTS
PARAGRAPHS THAT PERTAIN TO
ARE SHORT BUT INTERESTING
Brief Mention of What is Transpiring
In Various Sections of Our Own
and Foreign Countries.
Charles A. White, the Illinois legis
lator, who claims he was bribed to
vote for William Lorimer for senator,
completed his three days' story on
direct examination before the Sen
ator Lorimer committee.
Standing upon chairs, waving hand
kerchiefs and yelling loudly, demo
cratic representatives acclaimed Rep
resentative Oscar W. Underwood or
Alabama, democratic leader of the
house, when he attacked William J.
Bryan for criticising his position on
extension of the tariff revision prog
ram. A woman is now in actual charge
of the mints of the United States.
Jliss Margaret Kelly, long connected
with the mint bureau, was appointed
examiner, in which position she will
be next in authority to George E.
Roberts, the director.
With stable tariff conditions the
United States within the next fifteen
years will be producing within its
own borders al the sugar consumed
in the countryT in the opinion of True
man G. Palmer, secretary of the Unit
ed States beet sugar industry, who
testified before the house sugar inves
Proposed increases in commutation
passenger fares by the leading rail
ways operating in and out of New
York city were held, by the Interstate
Commerce commission to be reason
able, generally, except in the case of
the Pennsylvania railroad, whose com
mutation rates are declared excessive
and are ordered reduced. Against the
Pennsylvania a specific order is made
by the commission requiring it to de
sist from exercising its present com
mutation fares to and from New
York city by September 1, and for not
less than two years thereafter.
A fire at Dubuque, Iowa, destroyed
$190,000 worth of property.
Congressman Berger has introduced
a bill to pension all old people.
There is now in the treasury vaults
at Washington a total of $1,SS9,247,
000. The Very Rev. Robert Gregory, D.
D., died at London. He was dean of
Bryan says if he has done Congress
man Underwood an injustice he will
retract his criticism.
At least eight are known to be dead
in the fire which burned the hospital
for insane at Hamilton, Ont.
An excursion steamer capsized In
the St. Lawrence river, and seven are
known to have been drowned.
The Connecticut state grange has
decided to administer a snub to Presi
dent Taft at the coming fair.
President Taft sent to the senate
the nomination of Captain Alfred
Reynolds, U. S. X., as a rear admiral.
Robbers entered the Bank of Taft,
twelve miles west of Muskogee, Okl.,
blew the safe and escaped with $1,200.
Democratic Leader Underwood, in a
speech denounced as false William J.
Bryan's attack on ..ir. Underwood,
charging him with blocking tariff
A statute has been found under
which the coffee trust and other like
foreign combines can be prosecuted.
The campaign publicity bill, with
t e amendments attached to it in the
senate, was sent to a conference com
mittee of the two houses.
Record-breaking export flour orders
for September and October delivery
Lave been booked by Seattle millers
during the last two weeks. One
mill has Chinese orders for 100,000
sacks and others are running full ca
pacity. Encouraged by the success of the
postal savings system in the hundreds
of cities where it is alredy in opera
tion, Postmaster General Hitchcock
signed an order extending the system
to ten large cities of the first class.
According to official estimates, an
nounced at the president's office, the
largest part of the Maderist army has
been mustered out and the former
revolutionists are at work in the fac
tories or on the haciendas.
The government has taken duty off
coal imported into Canada at all
ports between Soo, Ontario, and the
Pacific coast to relieve the coal fam
ine in the western provinces.
Chicago detectives arrested a
man giving his name as John Barker,
who is believed to be Jay Buryea, in
connection with the robbery of H. T.
Bied, a Los Angeles, Cal., diamond
merchant, from whom diamonds val
ued at $10,000 were stolen Juns 22.
Grim tales of loss of life and disas
ter to shipping by the West Inidan
hurricane which swept the New Eng
land coast continue to come in.'
The senate Lorimer committee will
spend perhaps the last week of tak
ing testimony in Washington and may
then recess to meet in Chicago at
some time yet to be decided.
"Class freight rates between Des
Moines, la., and Colorado common
points in Colorado, Wyoming, Kan
sas and Nebraska were attacked in a
complaint filed with the Interstate
Commerce commission by the Great
er Des Moines committee.
Mrs. Morgan J. Goldsmith of Clin
ton Place, the Bronx, New York, was
killed in an automobile accident near
Cape May. N. J.
Major General Carter was relieved
of command of the maneuver division
at San Antonio. Tex., and ordered to
Washington to resume his duties as
ftKslFirxt chief of staff of the army.
The cotton revision bin passed the
house by a vote of 202 to 91.
The farmers' free list bill passed
the senate in amended form.
Senator La Follette charged con
spiracy to defeat all real tariff legis
lation. Street car motormen and conduc
tors of Des Moines are on a strike.
The Standard Oil company has an
nounced its plan of reorganization.
The present mayor of Omaha favors
commission form of government.
John A. Topping denied there was
a price agreement among steel men.
The English parliament will adjourn
August IS till about the 1st of Novem
ber. Democratic and republican con
gressmen have arranged a baseball
Senator Bailey has refused to serve
longer on the privileges and election
Commissioner of Corporations Smith
made his report on the tax laws of
Manker, the fugitive banker, whose
wife lives at Eagle, Neb., suicided
in San Francisco.
Over two millions of dollars are
charged up against the people of Ne
braska in back taxes.
The senate passed the house reap-
portionment bill, providing for in
creased membership of the lower
At Paris John W. Gates continues
a battle for life, but it is admitted
that the chances are against the
F. H. Peavey & Co. will refund all
its indebtedness by issuing collateral
C per cent' notes, maturing in three
What is expected to be the last
"stomp dance" of the Snake Indians
is in progress on Hickory ground,
Treaties of arbitration between the
United States, Great Britain and
France were signed at Washington
The Interstate Commerce commis
sion ordered lower rates for commut
ers in and around New York in a few.
Charles White of the Illinois legisla
ture believes that most of the demo
crats voting for Lorimer got pay for
Lieutenant Charles E. Brillhart or
the United States navy was found
dead from a bullet wound in his room
at the Hotel Astor, New York.
It is rumored in Washington that
Senator Gallinger of New Hampshire,
owing to recent family bereavements,
has decided to retire from nublic life.
The revenue cutters Ondoaga and
Seminole were ordered to sea to
search for the yacht Coronet, which is
believed to be in distress off Cape
Nebraska state banks must display
in a conspicuous place certincate
showing their deposits are protected
by the depositors' fund of the state of
President Taft sent to the senate the
nominations of Lawrence N. Houston
as registrar of the land office and
Hugh Scott as receiver of public
moneys at Guthrie. Oklahoma.
John G. A. Leishman has been pro
pesed to the German government by
Washington as American ambassador
to succeed Dr. David Jayce Hill, who
resigned last spring.
Major General Carter was relieved
of command of the maneuver division
at San Antonio. Texas, and ordered to
Washington to resume his duties as
assistant chief of staff of the army.
An official communication from the
Italian government shows that from
July 21 to July 26 inclusive, 48C
deaths from cholera were reported
and 223 deaths in the provinces of
The war department has begun a
determined campaign to procure the
highest number of cadets allowable
under the lav.- for the class entering
the United States military academy
Captain William L. Rodgers, at
present in command of the battleship
Georgia, has been selected as presi
dent of the Naval War college to take
the place of Admiral Raymond Ro
geos, who retires next fall.
A daughter was corn at the general
hospital in Sault Ste. Marie to Mrs.
Angeiin Napolitina, the convicted
slayer of her husband who was sen
tenced to be hanged in August, but
whose sentence was cummuted to life
At a meeting today of he creditors'
committee of Chicago bankers In
charge of the affairs of the defunct
Peavey Grain company, a report of
the auditors was read showing that
the liabilities of the concern are
$1,000,057 in excess of the assets.
W. S. Shallenberger. for ten years
second assistant postmaster general
and for six years in congress and a
member of the committee on postal
affairs, appeared before the commis
sion appointed by congress to inquire
into and report on an equitable ad
justment of the disputed rates on sec
ond class mail matter.
Congress expects to get through by
Mr. Charles M. Schw2b says that
it was he who evolved the idead of the
Admiral Togo was in Washington
and dined with the president.
Republicans are having fun over
the Bryan-Underwood controversy.
The reapportionment bill is so
drawn that no state will lose in rep
resentation. Former United States Senator Ed
ward Murphy of New York died at
Troy, N. Y.
Germany has accepted John Leish
man as ambassador from the United
States at Berlin.
Pope Pius, at last accounts, was re
W. J. Bryan replied to the attack of
The body of Edwin A. Abbey, the
celebrated American painter was cre
mated at London.
General Acevedo and his handful of
men who attempted a revolution in
Cuba, are still at liberty.
Charles A. White, the self-confessed
bribe-taker, was a witness in the Lor
Perkins and Schwab are to be sum
moned as witnesses in the house com
mittee steel inquiry.
ACTIVITY IN CANADA
WARM RECIPROCITY CAM
PAIGN TO BE STARTED.
UURIER'S ACT A SURPRISE
Sudden Dissolution of Parliament by
the Opposition Was Entirely
Ottawa, Ontario. Readjustment of
political plans and preparation for
the campaign throughout the domin
ion over reciprocity with the United
3tates have characterized the last
week when the Laurier government
dazed most of its own followers and
the opposition by the sudden disso
lution of parliament.
The extent of the suprise is indi
cated by the fact that few members
were ready to leave for their con
stituencies to seek reelection, and
the last groups are now leaving Ot
tawa. Meanwhile tons of printed mat
ter have been mailed, the franking
privilege having been extended one
Little election machinery is in run
ning order, the contest having been
precipitated a year before its normal
time a general election being re
quired every five years. Nominating
cenventions, however, are scheduled
and the naming of candidates will be
completed in a month.
It is the evident purpose of the op
ponents of reciprocity to divert at
tention from it as much as possible.
But the government and its sup
porters will insist that on the elec
tion six weeks from now every ballot
shall be morally a decision whether
there snail be reciprocity with the
United States. On deciding the peo
ple will determine whether Sir Wil
frid Laurier shall continue to be
prime minister or whether he shall
be replaced by R. L. Boraen, the op
Prominent members of the govern
ment express increased confidence
that the new parliament to be
opened in October by the new governor-general,
the duke of Con
naught, will make lis initial act the
ratification of the reciprocity agree
ment. The opposition asserts that the
crest of a tidal wave of anti-reciprocity
sentiment has been sighted
j and that the conservative and French
nationalist majority in the new par
liament will kill the pact.
President Taft is almost as great a
personality as Sir Wilfrid Laurier in
the present campaign, and it is safe
to say that his utterances on recip
rocity will be more often quoted
throughout the provinces the coming
weeks than those of Sir Wilfrid or
Finance Minister Fielding.
Defeat Street Car Bandit
Salt Lake City, Utah. The at-
. tempt of a bandit to hold up an elec
tric car filled with pleasure seekers
returning from Salt Air pavilion re
sulted in slight injury to several pas
sengers and the defeat of the robber,
who escaped with little booty.
Big Battle in Colombia.
Guayaquil. According to
received here a battle was fought be
tween Colombian and Peruvian
troops in Caqueta, a large unorgan
ized territory in Colombia, and the
Colombians were defeated with great
House Accepts Amendments.
Washington. The house concurred
in the senate amendments to the con
gressional reapportionment bill to
prevent gerrymandering and passed
the measure as amended. The bill
now goes .to the president for ap
proval. WREATH ON WASHINGTON GRAVE
It is Reverently Placed There
Washington. Reverently and with
a brief invocation in Japanese. Ad
miral Count Togo placed a wreath of
roses on the tomb of Washington at
Mount Vernon Sunday. A group of a
dozen, among whom were the Japan
ese ambassador, Acting Secretary of
the Navy Winthrop, five rear admirals
of the United States navy and Chand
ler Hale, third assistant secretary of
state, watched the diminutive oriental
enter the mausoleum and stand silent
ly at salute. He spoke softly, but
audibly, for a moment and then set
down the wreath.
Liner Hits an Iseberg.
New York The Anchor Line steam
er Columbia, which collided with' an
iceberg on August 2, reached New
York Sunday from Glasgow under her
own steam. Many yards of canvass
covered the hole made in its bow by
the iceberg, but its officers said the.
damage was entirely above the water
line. The accident occurred about 120
miles off New Foundland. The Colum
bia's 59S passengers had just sat down
to dinner, and because of the heavy
fog the vessel's engines had been
Legislation This Week.
Washington. The vortex of legisla
tion this week centers on the tariff
revision bills that are expected to
emerge from conference and commit
tee. The free list bill and the Tool
tariff bill are in the hands of Senator
La Follette and Representative La
Follette and Representative Under
wood. Democratic Leader Underwccd
has been strongly in favor of putting
the free list measure back into both
houses in the hope of making a strong
er showing than before in favor of the
house bill unamended.
NEBRASKA IN BRIEF.
Newt Notes of Interest from Various
Mrs. Susannah Parris of
county has reached the age
Bayard, in order to keep pace with
the surrounding country, has organ
ized a Commercial club.
September 2 Omaha will vote on
the question of conducting the city
under tfie commission form.
Omaha has voted bonds to the
amount of $8,500,000 for the purpose
of buying the waterworks.
Lightning struck and burned the
barn of William Ost, near Nehawka.
Eighty tons of hay were consumed.
The last three days of August and
the first day of September will be the
time for the old soldiers' and settlers'
runion at Scottsbluff.
The city authorities of David City
have succeeded in selling the $20,000
water extension bonds. They will pro
ceed at once to reconstruct the water
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gaeth, resi
dents of Saunders county, were ru
down by an automobile south of Fre
mont. Both were painfully bruised,
but will recover.
Thebig annual pow-wow of the)
Omaha Indians on the reservation
about twenty miles north of Tekamah
attracted many to witness their per-1
Dr. W. M. Condon, president of the
Otis and Murphy bank at Humphrey,
and prominent in social and political
circles, was bound over to the district
court for carrying concealed weapons.
Between -1,000 and 5.000 Nebraska
teachers are expected in Omaha No
vember 8, 9 and 10 to attend the an
nual meeeting of th Nebraska State
Major Atkinson of the regular
army was in Fremont from Fort
Crook for the purpose of investigating
the proposition that city is making
for -a rifle range.
According to present plans of the
labor organizations in Lincoln there
will be no Labor day parade in Lin
coln on Labor day, the first Monday
in September. Instead it is planned
to hold a picnic.
Citizens of Valentine are energetic
in making the Fraternal picnic. Corn
show and Farmers' institute, which is
to be held there September 6 to 9. in
clusive, four days of the biggest kind
Fairbury now has a postal savings
bank and Postmaster Lew Shelley
has issued a number of deposit cer
tificates. This bank was established
August 1 and deposits made will draw
interest at the rate of 2 per cent.
Guy Kimble, the adopted son of
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Benemeyer, of Elm
wood, who was thrown from a horse
and his skull fractured, was taken to
Lincoln to have an operation per
formed upon his skull, as he had not
The Fairbury Commercial club
held a special meeting and appointed
a committee to confer with A. W.
Kelso, division superintendent for the
Rock Island concerning a new station
to replace the old one that was de
stroyed by fire.
Scretary of the state fair board,
Mellor, returned from Sherman
county enthusiastic over the condi
tion of corn in the country he visited.
He expects his Sherman county corn
land to produce between fifty and
seventy bushels to the acre. Wheat
went from twelve to fifteen bushels,
but there were no oats.
The state treasury was enriched
by the purchase of $30,000 of Chad
ron water bonds, $10,000 of water
bonds of the village of Osmond and
$12,000 of school district bonds from
Dakota City. The bond clerk returned
$50,000 of Sidney water bonds to that
city. These securities were not sold
to the state, but have been placed
The United States postal savings
bank was opened in the Broken Bow
postoffice with Postmaster Haumont
in charge. A few depositors appeared
the first day and others have written
in to inquire about the method of
making deposits in the bank. Unless
this branch of the work increases
considerably no extra help will be re
quired in the postoffice.
Secretary C. S. Paine of the state
historical society, has received from
E. Peters of Guide Rock, Neb., a
broad ax and a frow which were used
In building the first house in the Re
publican river valley in this state. Mr.
Peters, who was the first sheriff of
Webster county, used the tools him
self, and has had them in his pos
session ever since.
The board of public lands and
buildings is investigating the auto
matic stokers for power plants at
state institutions. The machines cost
from $1,000 to $1,500 each, but the
board on inquiry of operators of the
machines in Lincoln has decided that
stokers save from 25 to 30 per cent
of coal, almost entirely do away with
smoke and that steam coal can be
used instead of a better quality, thus
saving 75 to 80 cents a ton in the
price paid for fuel.
Harry H. Martin, said to have
killed George Brownell. the Union
Pacific brakeman at Sidney by strik
ing him a blow with his fist, waived
preliminary examination and was
bound over to the district court. Bail
was fixed at $5,000 by County Judge
I. E. Hershey of Kenesaw was
thrown from his motorcycle near the
west side of Hastings by running into
a pile of sand in the roaa. He was
thrown several yards and was picked
up in an unconscious condition and
taken to a hospital in a serious con
dition. Last week a traveling photographer
secured a livery team from Meeks &
Hawkins of Mason City, promising to
return with the outfit in a couple of
days. This has been more than a
week ago and the traveling photogra
pher is still traveling.
Secretary of State Wait received
an inquiry from Grant county asking
whether a democrat who did not like
a certain candidate for office could
write in the name of the republican
candidate. Mr. Wait replied that this
could not be done.lf the voter wants
to vote for a republican candidate he
must get a republican primary ballot
NOTHING BUT AN AMATEUR
Fair Damsel's' Questions That Ri
vealed Callow Lover in His
"Do yon really and truly think I
am beautiful?" she asked.
"You are simply divine." he re
plied. "But there are other girls whom
you think more beautiful than I."
"No, I don't think there is a more
beautiful girl In the world than you."
"There are other girls you think
are just as beautiful, though."
"You are more beautiful than any
other girl I ever saw."
"I suppose there are plenty of
girls whom you consider almost as
beautiful as I am."
T think you are far more beauti
ful than any other girl that ever
"Well, why didn't you say that In
the first place?"
"That was what I meant, if I didn't
exactly say so."
"O, well, go on. My goodness!
Must I suggest everything nice that
you say to me?"
"What more can I say?"
"Heavens! I'm not going to sit here
giving you lessons. I thought the
way you started out that you had
made love before.'
J. PIEREPONT. NO DOUBT.
Smith My boy thinks hell be a
pirate when he grows up.
Jones Thinks there is more money
In piracy than anything else, eh?
Smith Yes; but I think he's got
Morgan, the buccaneer, mixed up with
Morgan, the financier.
Having vouched for the honesty of
the woman who wished a situation as
scrub-woman the good-natured man
was subjected to a severe examina
tion by the superintendent of the
"There are degrees of honesty."
said the superintendent. "How hon
est is she?"
The good-natured man reflected.
"Well," said he, "111 tell you. She
Is so honest that if you throw any
thing that looks to be worth a cop
per into the waste basket you have
to tag it 'Destroy this,' or she will
fish it out and put it back on your
desk night after night, no matter how
badly you want to get rid of it. I
don't know that I can say anything
"No more is necessary," said the
superintendent, and he proceeded to
hire the woman.
Held the Records.
Two ladies seated at afternoon tea
fell to discussing the prowess of their
After each had related several feats
of endurance and hardihood, one of
them remarked that her husband had
on one occasion dived under the wa
ter and remained down for fully two
minutes, without coming up to take
"Oh," said the other, "that Is
nothing. "My first husband dived be
low the water five years ago, and has
not yet come up to breathe."
Leaving Him at Sea.
"Could you do something for a poor
old sailor?" asked the seedy-looking
wanderer at the gate.
"Poor old sailor," echoed the lady at
work at the tub.
"Yes'm, I follered the wotter for 16
"Well," said the woman, after a crit
ical look, "you certainly don't look as
If you ever caught up with it."
Then she resumed her labors.
"Speaking of immortality, what's the
matter with the hen?"
"Her son never sets."
Hold fast to the highest ideals that
flash upon your vision in hours of
exaltation. Frances C. Willard.
STRONGER THAN MEAT
A Judge's Opinion of Grape-Nuts.
A gentleman who has acquired a ju
dicial'turn of mind from experience
on the bench out in the Sunflower
State writes a carefully considered
opinion as to the value of Grape-Nuts
as food. He says:
"For the past 5 years Grape-Nuts
has been a prominent feature in ouq
bill of fare.
"The crisp food with the delicious,
nutty flavor has become an indis
pensable necessity in my family's
"It has proved to be most healthful
and beneficial, and has enabled us to
practically abolish pastry and pier
from our table, for the children prefer
Grape-Nuts, and do not crave rich and
"Grape-Nuts keeps us all in perfect
physical condition as a preventive of
disease it is beyond value. I have been
particularly impressed by the benefi
cial effects of Grape-Nuts when used
by ladies who are troubled with face
blemishes, skin eruptions, etc. It
clears up the complexion wonderfully.
"As to its nutritive qualities, my ex
perience is that one small dish of
Grape-Nuts is superior to a pound of
meat for breakfast, which Is an impor
tant consideration for anyone. It sat
isfies the appetite and strengthens the
power of resisting fatigue, while its
use involves none of the disagreeable
consequences that sometimes follow
S meat breakfast" Name given by
postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
Read the little book, "The Road to
Grellville," in pkgs. "There's a reason."
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MAKING GOOD CIDER VINEGAR
Process Is Simple and Involves Very
Little Work Cleanliness Is First
(By S. M. MILLER.)
There are many apple orchards, es
pecially' those that have never been
3prayed or cultivated, in which large
luantities of apples are allowed to go
to waste every year.
Such fruit makes a good grade of
cider vinegar, and a handsome profit
an be made In utilizing it in this way.
Even if one sprays and cultivates the
orchard regularly each season and
Joes everything possible to prevent
having anything but marketable fruit
there will always be a good many
However, do not allow these unmer
chantable apples to go to waste. Make
cider vinegar from them and get a
good price for the product right here
Making cider vinegar Is very simple.
There is practically no labor attached
K it other than extracting the juice
from the apples.
Perfect cleanliness first, last and all
the time is a matter of vital impor
tance. Apples that are picked up from
the ground are usually dirty and
should be thoroughly washed before
being placed In the cider mill.
The mill and all utensils used in the
making must be kept well cleaned if
a good product is to be made. To use
unclean fruit or unclean vessels sim
ply invites bad fermentation.
If all sorts of germs which are found
3n dirty and decayed fruit are put in
the cider a good quality of vinegar
must not be expected.
Where one has no mill the fruit can
be pulped by hand with wooden mauls
In a wooden trough, and where only a
sufficient quantity of vinegar is want
ed for home use It Is not a difficult
matter to secure it in this way.
The best receptacles in which tc
put the cider are molasses kegs or
barrels, preferably those which have
held vinegar previously, since fermen
tation commences sooner when the fer
menting organism is present than
when it must find its vay into the
liquid from outside mediums.
To made a good grade of vinegai
two factors are essential during the
process of fermentation. First, th
air must have free access to the liquid
to support the organism. Second, the
temperature must be favorable for the
growth of the fermenting agent
The barrels or kegs should be placed
In a room where the temperature will
be fairly constant at 70 to 75 degrees,
placed on their sides in order to give
more surface to the atmosphere, and
filled with the juice to within six in
ches to eight inches of the bunghole.
HANDY LITTLE GRAPE PICKER
Device Is Artificial Thumb Nail, Helc!
on By Means of Plate and Makes
The thimble device shown in the il
lustration is in reality an artificial
thumb nail with which to pinch
bunches of grapes from the vine. It Is
secured to the thumb by means of a
plate and strap, and makes picking
simple and quick.
KEEP THE LAWN BEAUTIFUL
Rake All Moss Out and Cut Dande
lions and Plantain Well Below
Crowns Plant Borders.
Go over the lawn and if you find
moss rake It out. Cut well below the
crowns of dandelions and plantain. If
possible top dress the lawn with leaf
mold or thoroughly rotten straw or
The continuous flowering border
recommends itself to the busy house
wife who wants a lot of flowers and
who has but little time to give to them.
Prepare a border two or two and one
half feet wide and spade it two feet
deep, enriching it with well-rotted
manure. Into this border plant all
sorts of annuals, perennials and bulbs
placing the tall growing ones in the
back row and the short ones along
the edge of the border. As the years
pass the border will grow in beauty
and bloom ten months in the year
Aerating Grcund After Rain.
Cultivation as the plants develop re
quires not only care and skill, but
forethought also. If the heavy rains
have beaten the soil into a hard mass
and it is water soaked, it may be nee
essary to go as deeply as possible
without injuring the roots in order tc
aerate the ground properly.
If your neighbor's orchard has been
sprayed at least twice during the sea
son it will interest you to compare the
quality and quantity of his fruit witt
yours, If yours has not been sprayed.
PREROGATIVE OF HER SEX
ride Had But Exercised Recofnized
Privilege That Is Universally
A young couple had been courting
for several years amd the young mam
seemed to be in no hurry to marry.
Finally, one day, he said:
"Sal, I canna marry thee."
"How's that?" asked she.
"I've changed my mind," said he.
"Well, I'll tell thee what we'll do,"
said she. "If folks know that it's
thee as has given me up I shannai
be able to get another chap; hut if
they think I've given thee up I can
get all I want. So we'll have banns
published and when the wedding day
comes the parson will say to thee:
'Wilt thou have this woman to be thy
wedded wife?' and thou must say: 1
will.' And when he says to me:
'Wilt thcu have this man to be thy
wedded husband?" I shall say: T
The day came, and when the minis
ter asked the important question the
man answered: "I will."
Then the parson said to the wom
an: "Wilt thou have this man to be
thy wedded husband?" and she said:
"Why," said the young man furious
ly, "you said you would say 1 wln
na." "I- know that," said the young wom
an, "but I've changed my mind since."
Mack's National Monthly.
PIMPLES COVERED HIS BACK
"My troubles began along in the
summer in the hottest weather and
took the form of small eruptions and
itching and a kind of smarting pain.
It took me mostly all over my back
and kept getting worse until finally
my back was covered with a mass of
pimples which would burn and itch at
night so that I could hardly stand it.
This condition kept getting worse and
worse until my back was a solid mass
of big sores which would break open
and run. My underclothing would be
a clot of blood.
"I tried various remedies and salves
for nearly three years and I was not
getting any benefit. It seemed I was
in eternal misery and could not sleep
on my back or lean on a chair. I was
finally given a set of the Cuticura
Remedies and inside of two weeks I
could see and feel a great relief. I
kept on using Cuticura Soap, Ointment
and also the Resolvent, and in about
three or four months' time my back
was nearly cured and I felt like a new
being. Now I am in good health and
no sign of any skin diseases and I
am fully satisfied that Cuticura Reme
dies are the best ever made for skin
diseases. I would not be without
them." (Signed) W. A. Armstrong,
Corbln, Kan., May 26, 1911. Although
Cuticura Soap and Ointment are sold
by druggists and dealers everywhere,
a sample of each, with 32-page book,
will be mailed free on application to
"Cuticura," Dept. 27 K, Boston.
In the Church Militant.
Henry N. Cary, the secretary of the
Chicago Publishers' association, has a
negro cook he took with him to Chi
cago from' St. Louis. The cook ia
very religious and immediately joined
a church in Chicago.
Cary saw the dook going out of the
house one evening with a large carv
ing knife in her hand.
"Where are you going, Mary?" he
"I'se gwine t' church."
"Well, what are you doing with that
"They's a religious dispute goin' on
down there," said Mary, "an' I wanter
see my side gits de best of it." Sat
urday Evening Post.
Went Up Twenty Points.
During the recent hot spell a broker
was complaining to a friend of the
dull trading. "Business," he said.
"What can one do in the way of busi
ness with the mercury standing at
"Do!" replied his friend. "Great
Scott, man: it's the chance of a life
time to sell mercury." Boston Eve
Time to Reorganize.
"I asked her to marry me, and she
gave me a supreme court answer."
"What kind of an answer is that?"
"Said she would give me six month.-
to readjust myself so as to be, accept
The greatest cause of worry on
ironing day can be removed by using
Defiance Starch, which will not stick
to the iron. Sold everywhere, 16 oz.
"Got the old man in an
Lewis' Single Binder cigar. Original Tia
Foil Smoker Package. 5c straight.
Nearly all beautiful things are ex
pensive including women.
In its work of digestion
and assimilation by be
ginning your meals with
a dose of
It will prevent
Try a bottle today.
W. N. U- OMAHA, NO. 32-1911.