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KEEPING THE NATION'S TIME
Wonderful Cloclu Keep Buiy at the
, Washington Obierratory.
DONE BY DELICATE DTSTRTnUENTS
$50,000 Worth of
The Car Spran
Silks sold Saturday lower
Haw tn. Sla-wal Marking- !o.n Is
Fluked Orcr 900,000 Mile
Wires mm Onlea Seat r
The express company paid for the damage,
than ever. Sale starts promptly at 10 a. m.
Seized by the
Customs House Officers
Thty were sold at Auction by U. S.
Marshal HENKEL, of New York
bought the Choicest Lots at
LESS THAN COST TO IMPORT
Women's Gowns, Costumes,
Suits, Evening Coats,
Lace Summer Coats,
(All Beautifully Hand Made)
Unmade Dress Robes,
(Both Silk and Wool)
French Muslin Underwear,
Unmade Waist Patterns,
Exquisite Laces, Fine Embroid
eries, Dress Trimmings,
High Class Silks, Dress Fabrics,
(In Single Patterns)
Fine Linen Suitings,
French Model Hals,
Silk Hosiery, French Corsets,
High Class Kid Gloves,
Handkerchiefs, Imported Belts,
Parasols, Hand Bags,
French Jewelry, Wash Fabrics,
Linens,. Rich Persian Rugs, Etc.
ON SALE, BEGINNING
f mm B . AH
ss to the j irm
Katdrei Highest Aware1
WerU's Para Feed Eipesitk
TWENTIETH CENTURY FARMER
Tn. Farm Pa a a that Reaches
All of the toe It Men.
Oae Dollar a Year.
Wo m an Wades Out
and Defies Deputy
Mrs. Brideet Hurlev Once TooV
Refuge from Subpoena Serrer
'MmU a Blaak Iraa ltni( aaaxa.
On Ujs allocs Between
5th Ave. &B 'way
Offers select aooommodatlona la aia
ABSOLUTION rlKaU'KOOF. an.
fforoa every faailuy for lae coin,
fori of gusetn bttualad la ICe very
heart or the city, la a very aui.i
neighborhood, convenient ta all sur
face, bus way and elevated railway
tlaea, and la the midst of the ahoa
Bins aitd theater district.
Rooms With Batit $3 and Co.
(aeclal ratea by the month ar aeaaoa
Heatauraat a la Carte.
IITI X. KOIUIT, tD, -Formerly
Kaw Karen atouae. New Haven. Coaa,
With seventeen witnesses present, the
hearing; of Mrs. Bridget Hurley of 8outh
Omaha, on a charts of Inebriety, was re
sumed before the board of Insane Com
mlsHloners Friday afternoon. In connection
with this hearing, there Is related a tale
of how, some time ag-o, Mrs. Hurley sue
cessfully defied a subpoena server when
she did not want to be served.
There was a pond near her house and
thither she fled. Warding out to tha middle
where the water was about four feet deep,
she exclaimed, "Arrah come on now and
take me If yes can."
The deputy sheriff thought ha could not
The witnesses called for tha hearing. In
clude Joe Muiphy, Thomas Hoctor, Mrs.
Peter Brock, Mrs. H. Van Zant, Mrs. Pat
bhea, Nellie Henneay, Henry Murphy,
Patrick Castle, A. Broderson, Charlea Vals,
Patrick Hannigan, Thomas Hannigan, Mrs.
Michael rUsset. Captain Nelson Turnqulst,
Chief Brlggs and J. J. Dtepman.
Bee Want Ads stimulate business moves.
A Reasonable Translnti.n.
The teacher was telling the class in fourth
grace geography about the great aeals of
tne different states, using the pictures la
me dictionary as tne basis of the lesson.
Pointing to the aeal of Virginia, aha asked:
"Now, who can tell ma. from this m.-t.ir.
what ahould be the meaning of theee Latin
wurus, oic semper lyranjuer
Bobby's hand went up.
All right. Bobby; you may tall tia."
leae your xooc an mv nirk wa
WASHINGTON, May 29. A few minutes
before 1$ o'clock noon avery day in the
year a young man walks Into a certain
room of tha main building at tha naval
observatory, which Is set up, on a hill
In tha northwestern part of the District
of Columbia. He glances at the various
clocks In tha room and then goes over
to a table covered with electric appar
atus. He watches the clocks to his left closely
and waits for the hands to reach five
minutes of 12. As the second hand ap
proaches the 60 on the dial he prepares
to shift a switch. The clock Is so finely
adjusted that when the second hand points
to 00 It exactly marks the beginning of
a new minute and the end of tha old.
As It touches the 60 the switches are
thrown on. That starts a signal that goes
out Instantaneously over 900,000 miles of
telegraph lines. In Washington, New York,
Buffalo, Cleveland, Newport, Baltimore,
Newport News, Koy West, Galveston, Chi
cago and elsewhere the time balls go up
on their poles. People know that It Is
five minutes before noon, Washington
The clock .which keeps the time In the
observatory ticks on. With each tick there
Is a contact of electric points. A circuit
Is closed and an Instrument on the table
similar to a telegraph sounder ticks away
It goes on to the twenty-ninth second,
then skips one tick, then resumes Its
steady sounding until the last five seconds,
then there Is another gap- These gaps
are for tha purpose of giving listeners at
other ends of tha great system of wires
a chance to know what part of the minute
the clock Is on. And so It goes up to the
At the twenty-ninth second there Is
again the skipping of one second. Finally
the clock gets around to the fiftieth sec
ond. Then the circuit remains open for
ten seconds. There Is silence all along
the telegraph wires.
At the other ends, where there are time
balls, or merely train operators, the long
pause Indicates that noon Is almost there.
The second hand makes on toward sixty
and finally reaohes the mark. Then there
Is another click, about a second the
sounder Is down and that tells hundreds
of thousands of people that it Is noon in
Washington, that the naval observatory Is
now one of the best time-keeping Insti
tutions in the United States.
It is a wonderful operation, this getting
the time, and highly technical. Finely ad
justed clocks, chronographs and other In
struments of great value are used, and the
taking and recording of the time has now
reached such a point that the human aqua
tlon la practically eliminated.
The results obtained are of great mlue.
particularly to mariners. The time Is not
only flashed to hundreds of points In the
United States, but It Is sent far out to
sea by wireless. A cable carries the flash
to Havanna, another sends It down to
Panama and as far as Callao, Peru.
The observatory here does not send the
time much further west than the Rockies.
but they have an observatory at tha Mars
Island eavy yard, and from there the time
is sent up and down the Pacific coast, Just
as it Is from here to the eastern part of
the United States. In the cities where the
central time- Is used the flash marks 11
o'clock. An hour later the local operators
drop the time twills.
Timing; the Star Movement.
The mean time Is determined by astro
nomical observations. When certain start
pass the seventy-fifth merldan, called the
meridian of Washington, it is a certain
time. The operator watches for the stars
through a telescope, the field of which U
covered with fine wires.
As the stars reach a certain point in
transit tha operator presses a key In hit
hand. A contact Is made and recorded on
a chronograph. The chronograph consists of
a cylinder covered with paper. It Is held
by. an arm attached to the mechanism.
The cylinder revolves once a minute and
the pen moves along the surface of the
paper, making a spiral line.
A sidereal clock of the finest make Is
running In a vault underneath the observa
tory. With each tick of the clock there is
a contact of two points. These two points
are attached to wires that lead to an elec
tromagnet attachment to the arm that holds
the pen of the chronograph. The clocjc Is
so adjusted that each minute the pea Is
made to jump to one side. Consequently
mere is a DreaK in the line.
rr-i- . .
incre are otner breaks, too, when the
observer watches the stars cross the lines
in tne field of the telescope. The mean
time thus recorded for each star after be
ing corrected for errors is the clock time
of the star's transit. Whatever different
there Is between this clock time and the
sidereal time marked by the transit of tho
stars Is the error of the clock. From these
astronomical observations the sidereal time
la obtained. The error amounts to but lit
tle, rarely being more than from five one
hundredths to ten one-hundredtha of a second.
The sidereal clocks are wonderful niece
of work. They were made In Berlin by a
man named Rlefler. There are two of the
clocks In the observatory building here, and
a third Rlefler clock Is in the room from
which the time is sent out to the world.
The sidereal clocks In the observatory
are beneath the ground, in the basement
of the building. The room hirh
tains tbem Is small. There are three walls
surrounding It, with spaces between them.
The effort Is made to keep the tempera
ture jwitnin tne room always the same.
tvt mis purpose there Is a thermostat
so delicately made that the Increase in
heat caused by the presence of a human
being in the room, if only for a minute
will be Indicated.
The clocks are In large class cylinders
four or five feet high and hermetically
ext. lne cylinders are fastened to
stone pillars which reach down Into the
iiooring. Thus there la no chance of vibra-
tiona affecting the clock except from earth
quakes, and such happenings are beyond
the control of the scientists.
The clock winds Itself every thirty sec
onds by meana of a small weight. Th fall
of the weight moves the clock. When the
weight reaches a certain point a small elec
tromagnet becomes operative, and the
weight Is picked up, to start on Its down
ward course again, giving enough power
to keep the clock going.
There are two clocks which may be used
In automatically sending out the time, so
if ons should break down the other would
"dy for the emergency. These clocks
are made accurate by comparison with the
The time of sending a flash over the
wire U practically nothing. At one time
tha obeervatory got a flash to Greenwich,
England, la three-tenth of a ascond.
No goods which were injured will be offered for sale.
Ten days ago we made an offer on a big lot of new silks, made"for. this season's trade. We secured the lot-;
and ordered the goods shipped by express. The terrific rain last Monday night wet a portion of the goods in transit.
Loss was adjusted immediately. You get the benefit. Silks worth $1.00, $1.25 and $1.50, will go at 49c a yard.
With the purchase we include, for variety sake, a selection from our own stock of choice silks which were never
before sold at such a low price.
The total quantity offered is immense and, yet,' some of the lots are limited. Come early-tell everybody, that
from 10 in the morning till 9:30 at night there will be constant excitement at Kilpatrick's.
No silks will be offered for sale which were in any wise injured by water.
Silks for waists, petticoats, suits, dresses in widths ranging from 19 inches to 36 inches wide. Plenty of
room and a large additional force to wait on you.
THOMAS KILPATRICK & CO.
Additional and Important
FOR MEN ONLY
Closing out sale of broken lines of Men's Underwear,
all day Saturday, if the goods last.
Numbers. Quantity. Description. Formerly. Saturday.
No. 462101-6 dozen fancy balbriggan 50c 35c
No. CX-8 3 dozen ribbed lisle 50c 35c
3 dozen porous knit 50c 35c
No. H-75 1 dozen bleached muslin $1.00 .35c
No name 1 dozen nainsook shirts 50c 35c
No. 203 dozen Egyptian yarn 50c. 35c
No. 367 6Vfe dozen plain balbriggan 50c. 350
CR-7A Vz dozen white lisle drawers 50o. 35c
368 Garments all told, to to said Saturday at 35a
The great sale of Undermulsin is still causing com
ment everywhere where women congregate. "The June
Sale of Muslin Underwear at Kilpatrick's is so differ
ent," people say. Saturday night, to draw a crowd, at 8
P. M., Battenburg and Cluny Pieces, Scarfs, Centers and
Doilies, new and desirable eold up to $1.50; at 8 P. M.,
THOMAS KILPATRICK & CO.
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PICTURE DF THE WHEAT KING
Peculiarities and Physical Traits of
Jsunes A. Patten. Grain
He has a little, round, hard eye like a
hog's and a Jaw of steel and concrete.
Whenever Jim Patten speaks and he can
shout In a whisper everyone tn hearing
Jumps. His voice has the rasp of the
buss saw striking a hardwood knot. It
Isn't loud It never is loud but the volt
age Is high. To that voice a good deal
of his success In life may be attributed.
Certainly It got him his first real Job,,
and furnished htm a toehold on the steep
hill he has set out to climb. . He was
hardly 20 years old and had llvod all his
lfe upon the ll-.tle farm Just outside
Sandwich, III., upon which he was born.
The country storekeeper nea'Isd a man
to colleot hard bill, and some kind spirit
sent young Patten his way. Patten made
a record that la yet untouched. Kvery
debtor that he approached paid up. James
Alexander Patten used to lay that pun
ishing Jaw alongside the unfortunate's
ear and growl In a tone that suggested
murder that he must pay. Some of the
debtors had to go out to the grape arbor
and dig up the stocking hidden against
hard times bat they always paid.
Now he's 68 years old.Vnd haa cornored
the world's wheat market He used pre
cisely the same means that he did In
forcing the farmers of Do Kalb county,
Illinois, to pay their grocery bills. Pat
ten never coaxes. He always threatens.
The bearshave learned that a chemical
analysis of his character would probably
result: Determlntlon. four parts; Intelli
gence, four parts; decision, two parts;
mercy, a trace. If Patten catches a man
short of a market he Is running, he trims
that man down to the ultlmato nickel.
Or, at least, he did until some of the men
he had chased up a tree refused to take
their punishment In a sportssiaallke way
and resorted to the courts. That was In
1903, when Patten had bought all the
oats In the world and then a crop or two
that had not been grown. The bears who
had been selling him contracts to deliver
oats finally came to htm wearing yellow
"We're beat, Jim," said they. How
much wll It cost to quit?"
"It'll cost you osts," said Patten. "I
don't want your money. I want oats. "
He couldn't get oats, for there were no
more. But he would havo had the finest
collection of bear pelts In the world deco
rating the rear fence of that architectural
freak he lives in. In Kvanston, 111 If the
courts hadn't Interfered. This Is plain
gambling," said the courts, "and these
contracts are not to be enforced by U
busy stacking your chips that you can't
watch the other fellow shuffle." He might
have applied the same advice to young Mr.
tdvermore, who was a bear for a few mo
ments In 1908. Livermore was his partner
In this wheat deal-any trme that Liver
more hears Patten's name, he will baok
you up In a corner and tell you how Pat
ten sold out on htm. "Of course, I did,"
said Patten. "He'd have sold out on me if
I hadn't. That's the game."
That's the market side of Patten. His
most endearing trait Is his fad for putting
book agents In jail. One stung Mrs. Pat
ten once on a $22,000 edition of 1 Theodore
Roosevelt's works, and Patten spent 118,000
more In landing the enterprising salesman
in the pen. His coachman got drunk In
Bvanston, and Patten led a reform cam
paign. He was elected, and closed the
town so tight the citizens couldn't have a
tooth pulled on Sunday. Elijah Dowle ran
counter to Mayor Patten. Dowle said Pat
ten couldn't legal'y make him leave town.
So Patten didn't try. He just ordered the
fire department to turn the hose on Dowle
every time he was caught on the street,
and Dowle left town all by himself, with
ouj: further hint. Patten never drinks, and
confines hi dissipation to lighting a punk
pantaletto cigar "early In the morning, let
ting It go out, and wearing it draped from
a corner of his mouth until he goes to
sleep In the tent near his barn that night
He always plays a lone hand. "I can han
dle my enemies all right," said he, "but
they keep me so busy I have no time to
spare In watching friends." St Louis Re
JUDGE CAN'T BEAR TO SEE
SCHOOL FUND LOSE MONEY
Crawford Fines Greek Wie Gets
License After Being; Baled
. Before Him.
Fleeing from the wrath to coma when
the racial riots occurred An South Omaha
last February, A. B. Cokorls, a Greek
baker, abandoned his shop tn the packing
city and established his business at 1424
South Sixteenth street In Omaha. But he
failed to procure a license wherewith to
bake his little loaves and buna and thereby
ran Into some more wrath,! this time from
the office of the commissioner of health.
It was discovered recently by 8anitary
Inspector Ed J. Daemon, while Inspecting
the bakeries of the city, that Cokorls was
kneading his dough and framing up his
doughnuts and other edibles without hav
ing tha necessary permit from tha city to
A complaint against tha Greek was filed
In police court at the instance of Daemon
and Cokorls was Instructed to appear for
trial. But in the meantime ho hied him
self to the city hall with the profits from
tha sale of a few hundred coffee cakes In
his Jeans, . secured a license and presented
himself smilingly before tha person of the
But the latter refused to see the court
exchequer cheated out of some cash by
such means, so assessed Cnkorls SJ.M Fri
Our semi-annual half price sale opens
Saturday morning, promptly at o'clock.
See paper for advertisement
IMPROVEMENT IN STEEL RAILS
Solntion of a Problem that Haa Per
plexed. Railroad Man
agers. How the New York Central company has
succeeded In solving a problem that has
perplexed many railroad managers Is told
In a recent Issue of the Iron Age. The com
pany made a search for a rail which
would not be so brittle as to break In cold
weather and yet be hard enough to with
stand the wear of traffic. The end has
been attained by 'the adoption of new regu
lations In regard to rolling and by the ad
dition of a minute quantity of titanium
to the molten seel just before the metal
Is cast Into Ingots. Only about one-twentieth
of 1 pr cent of titanium was em
ployed. To b more precise, seventy-five
pounds of ar. alloy, one-tenth of which was
titanium, were added to 8.8 tons of steel.
Of rails of this composition many thou
sand tons were laid by the Central last
It enraged Patten, even if he did come I spring and sumirer and only four rails
out of the corner $2,000,000 to the good. I broke during the enduing winter. Moreover,
in ztaeafions? Cflwpfiave
Railway journeys are usually
tiresome. They always are
when they end in disappointment.
Colorado never disappoints, and if you
use the Rock Island to the Rockies,
your vacation begins when you board
Colorado holds more joys, more sun
shine, more of everything to make
an ideal vacation than any place on
earth. The de luxe trains of the
"Of course. It was gambling," he used to
growl. "That's all I am a gambler. That's
all they were who played with nie-gamb-lers.
And now the courts hold that when
they lose they needn't pay." Slnqs) then
Patten always settles with the man he
catches for just a little less than the man
has. "I leave 'em seed now," he growls,
"to grow me a new crop of dollars."
That's a characteristic bit of Patten
humor. Oh, yes, he's funny funny as a
broken leg. Two years ago he bad the
wheat market by the ear, and the bears
came to him whining. "I'll not touch a
razor to my face until wheat touches $1.(0,"
said Patten. The market Jumped a point at
a time. Then the bears found that Patten
never did touch a rasor to his face, any
howa barber always shaved him. The
price settled back, but Patten had un
loaded. Last year he had ona of his duels
with the Armours. Ha tried to break their
bull hold on wheat, and lost a million dol
lars. They said he was down and out, but
when they got through counting their prof
Its In the wheat deal they found ha had
penned them In a corner on the corn situ
ation, and he took back all his losses and
a lot more.
"It don't pay to be one-eyed on the mar
ket," be growled to them. "Don't be so
at a cross-over Insk'e the metropolitan
limits, where the track 's subjected to ex
ceptionally hard usage, the. new rails
showed less wear In six months than the
ordinary steel rails did in four. It is evi
dent therefore, that a remarkable com
bination of safety and durability has been
secured at an Increase in cost which is
said to be only $2 a ton. Other railroads
are making experiments of the same kind,
but the Central is credited with having
taken more pains than any of there.
The Improvement thus effected empha
sizes the fact that steel which Is well
suited to one class of service Is not neces
sarily fit for all others. Special study
is apparently needed to secure the most
perfect adaptation to each use to which
the metal is put. The highest degree of
success, moreover, depends on both com
plicated mechanical operations and elab
orate chemical analysis. For Instance, the
Central seemi to have discovered faults in
the older methods of rolling rails and also
to have found that the addition of tita
nium renders a change in the usual per
centage of carbon desirable a modifica
tion the more curious because titanium
doea tot seera to remain in the finished
product but Is eliminated with the slag.
New York Tribune.
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all that's best in modern railway equipments
dining cars, luxurious chair cars and coaches.
Splendid one-night trains daily at
Round trip tickets to Denver, Colorado
Springs and Pueblo from Peoria, $26.75 ;
Omaia, $17.50: Twin Cities, $27.40:
Dcs Moines, $21.75. On sale daily
iune 1st to September 30th : final return
mit October 31st.
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