Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 04, 1909, EDITORIAL, Image 9

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The Omaha
Commencing Tuesday Morning Bennett's Great
Wc will be closed tomorrow to celebrate the "Fourth" but open Tuesday morning inaugurating a great e'eaance sale in all departments. A quarter of a million dollars in
merchandise must be cleared up this month. Summer goods of every description, all fall before the mighty onslaught of great price reductions. A selling event that thousands
await with keenest interest. The best bargains of the entire summer season are prepared for you. Particularly attractive are the sales in Wash Goods, Silks, Embroideries,
Dress Goods, Linens and ready-to-wear garments. Be here early with the first crowds Tuesday morning, July 6th.
Welcome King
I nlll Few Weeka Ago Her Life Waa
of the (tnletest -fio-w Soviet?
la Terr Be, to Eater
tain Her.
LONDON, July 14. Among ' the 'debu
tantes of this London season the one whose
Ii osentatlon In society has caused the
greatest Interest la the young lady who
figures In "Who's Who" aa Alexandra,
Victoria Edwin Elberta Louisa Duff, In
short Prlnceaa Alexandra, daughter of the
Duke, of Fife and granddaughter of King
She has just passed her eighteenth birth
day. In appearance she la like her grand
mnthAi havlnff th limn clear akin, deli
cate features and soft blue eyes. Like the
Queen, too, she In gentle in Toioe ana
manner. And If her debut baa been, a mat
ter of general Interest, It la not only be
cause she la royalty, but also because aha
' Is an exceptionally pretty girl.
The Duke and Duchess of Fife are both
. laaui mnA rAtlrtnor in . die-
UUIVl 1U w.... "
. . . a .
position, inaeea me uucness nu luuwro
all her life from an abnormal form of ahy
ness, which makes It Impossible for her to
go Into society to any great extent without
having acute nervous attack, and she has
therefore for years been excused from at
tendance at court and "practlcaUy from "HI
state functions.
In consequence, Princess Alexandra and
her sister. ' Princess Maud, have led the
. iiu.. rir.iv a. few months ago
rrlnqpaa Alexandra was In short skirts and
wore her hair floating over her shoulders.
Just aa her younger Bister does now.
London Lite Simple.
Her dav when she was In London were
spent at her lessons, or In simple enter
tainments. In the winter season the Duke
and Duchess took their two daughters to
Egypt. Italy or France. For weeka at a
time they remutned quietly at their
Brighton home,' apendlng whole days pic
nicking on the sands, or having a four
some at golf. Then all at onoe came an
Intimation from the King that It waa time
Princess Alexandra put away childish
things and took her place In the world as
a royal Frlncees.
In the lost tan weeks the life of Prlnceaa
Aloxandra has een changed. Lessons
have been put ' aalde. Short skirts have
been exchanged for trailing draperies, her
batr has been done up after the prevailing
mod and Instead of having only the so
ciety of her family she has met hundreds
of persons who have wished to entertain
her In some , way.- .
Her first appearance In society wa at
Lady, Farquhar' ball given on Derby
night for the king and queen. Bhe made
her debut In the 1 simplest of soft white
A-.m nut a little low. In the. neck and
oiiknui in tawala. but she waa charm
ingly pretty and an Ideal typ of English
girlhood, rosy, healthy, slender and. sweet.
Select Their Own Partner.
The procedure when ladlea of the royal
family dance, whether they are debutante
or matrona. la laid down by atrlct rule
of etiquette. No gentleman can request
the honor of a wait or quadrille with
theriL On the contrary, they select their
own partners. An equerry Inform the
gentleman on whom the royal cboloe ha
fallen, and he repair to the dala and leada
out hi partner, taking her back on the
conclusion of the dance. '
Under these condition Prlnceaa Alex
andra could have none of the misgivings
of the ordinary debutant as to whether
or not she would have plenty of partners.
Still this method of dancing must lack ex
citement. .Prtnoeaa Alexandra wa -a
tractable debutante, guided entirely by her
mother choice of partners, and If they
were not the beat dancers, they were men
whoa name figure In Engllah history for
many centuries back.
After Lady Farquhar" ball followed
luncheons, dinners, reception and dances
for the royal debutante, and last week she
was formally presented at court. To go
to the palace on a oertaln evening to meet
your own grandfather- and grandmother
may aeero a little humorous, but It muat
be said that Princes Alexandra, did not
really make the courtesy before the king
and queen. She merely Joined the royal
the royal family and took her place on the
dais behind the king and queen. Her
gown at court waa of white chiffon with
train of tulle over white satin and she
wore a tulle veil fastened on her hair with
the three white feather.
All thla month and part of next the
prinooa will continue to be feted. The
duobeaa of Fife, who no doubt long for
U Cloa of the aceaon, la doing her duty
toward her daughter, faithfully attending
all social function wtih her and even
planning a ball for her. -,,,,.,.
Her Marriage In View.
After this season, or at the latest, at the
beginning of the next season will oome
the que lion of a deelrable marriage for
the prtnoeaa. Eligible yoritig royalties are
not very plentiful Juat now and the matter
will require careful consideration. The
king of Portugal ha been mentioned many
ejute a a possible -husband for Alox
andra, but no one really know what King
Edward ha In view.
One of the unusual things about the
princess' debut Is that though she has
had several photograph taken since she
appeared In society the duchess object to
having any of them published or. sold,
o the only picture of her obtainable are
those taken a few month ago, showing
her In short skirts and flowing hair. As a
rule royal photographs are sold and pub
lished a loon as printed.
In order to supply the demand for pho
tographs of the princes taken since her
debut the post card people have fixed up
an old picture, blotting out the flowing
hair : and . thus transforming the little girl
Into a young lady. Copies have been placed
on the market as the latest pictures of
"Princess Alexandra, the Royal Debut
ante." How long the duchess will allow
them to continue to do this remain to be
Nebraska C. E.'s
Will Go to St. Paul
on Special Train
About One Hundred and Fifty: Will
.March in Grand Parade at
.4.. i. ii. Convention.
Nebraska ' Christian Endeavorers will
leave Onuah. lit a; trait) fralled the Ne
braska Endeavor special Monday . at , T
p. m. tor the International convention ff
Christian Endeav6rr at St. Paul. 'About
1M from various portion of. the state will
be aboard this train, which will run over
the Northwestern railroad. Rev. Jamas II.
Salsbury of Plattamouth, president of the
state organisation, will arrive In Omaha
early Monday to : direct the excursion.
Some . twenty-five or thirty Omaha En
deavorers will be on the train.
J. II. Franklin of Omaha, who . is an
active spirit In this excursion, say there
will be from' 10,000 to 18,000 delegate In all
at thla convention. One Innovation will
be. a street parade of this vast number.
They will march to the state capltol of
Minnesota, where W. J. Bryan will ad
dress them. , Rev. . Franola E. Clark,
founder and president of the society, will
be there and make a notable address.
Nebraska ha provided a large banner
bearing the Inscription, ' "Nebraska En
deavorer.", to be carried In this parade.
Individual from everywhere . will carry
small pennant.
The convention begin Wednesday and
continue until July 11 It will be held In
the new auditorium which 8c Paul ha
completed. Thla convention hall will seat
over 10,000 and afford accommodation for
Many of the' OmahsV and Nebraska dele
gates contemplate spending their vaca
tions in the northern country and will
take advantage of many side trip being
arranged. . V ' .
B. A. Parmelee Will Bo Sent to Look
Vp Barlal Plarea of In
dian Fighter.
E. A. Parmelee, clerk In the office of
the chief quartermaster of the Department
or me aiiBourl, will leave about Julv 15
for old Fort Reno, on Powder river. Wyo,.
and Buffalo Wallow, Wyo.. to locate the
old grave yard at that fort and at Buffalo
About a dozen bodies of former mem
ber of the Eighteenth United State In
fantry are thought to be burled at these
point, and It la the purpose of the govern
ment to disinter these remain and give
them proper burial In some of the national
cemeteries. Mr. Parmelee was a clerk in
the office of General G. B. Dandy, quarter
master at Fort Reno, In 1866-Si.
The old fort wa abandoned In la, and
wa afterwards burned by the Indians,
The bodies of the dead, burled there were
never removed, and practically all trace'
of the old cemetery ha been lost. Mr. Par
melee will try to relocate the old grave
yard, being one of the few men living who
can do ao.
Ml Charlotte Templeton of
braakm Speaker t Closing
Meet! ear.
BRETTON WOODS. N. H., July S.-Wlth
the second session of the League of Library
Commissioners In the forenoon, and the
fifth general session in the afternoon, the
American Library aaoclatlon brought to a
cloae today on of Us most Interesting and
best attended annual meetings.
Among the speakers at the closing ses
sion of the league were Miss Lutle E.
Stearns of Wisconsin, Mini Charlotte' Tem
pleton of Nebraska and Mia Elisabeth
Wales of Missouri.
Battl Creek La Pay renaltr of
Pre-Poarth Celebration with
BATTLE CREEK. Mich., July 1 Kynett
Cole, 10 year old, died last night of lock
jaw reeuiting from a toy pistol wound In
flicted last Sunday, ,
Great Masses Buried by the Ocpan and
the Riven.
Some of It Una Been Cndtatnrbed (or
Centnrlee An Ic Cliff Against
Which the Sen Con tl an
ally Daahe.
WAINWRIQIIT, Arctic Alaska, March t
(By Reindeer Mall Service.) Investiga
tions now under way concerning the viBt
underground Ice fields of northern Alaska
are bringing to light soma new and Inter
esting facts bearing on this peculiar Arc
tic phenomenon. Among those giving this
matter careful study are V. Stefenason,
Arctlo explorer, and It It. Anderson, a
A characteristic feature of the Arctic
ooast 1 the great masses of this under
ground Ice, which may be seen outcrop
ping at Interval all the way from Kotse
bue sound tar Hudson bay. This Ice,, cov
ered with clay, sand or gravel and topped
with mellow tundra mold, which supports
straggling Arctic vegetation, Is -a familiar
sight during the much abbreviated summer
of the nortbland.
At first it waa thought that these un
derground Ic field were cbntlnuoua, but
they are far from being so. There are
vast region where there ia no Ic at all,
and the present Investigation ha demon
strated that the Ice seen from the decks
of ships, projecting from under the soil
mantle, la In reality a Jumble of compar
atively small block sometimes extending
only a few feet Inland. ,
Nevertheless underground Ice ha been
found 100 mile Inland and great stretches
of It are exposed along every river m the
Arctlo slope That part of this loe la due
to drifted snow that has been covered by
shifting sands 1 well known. But thla U
only a small part of H.
Characteristic of the Region.
Let It be remembered tha,t this region la
a vast rolling tundra rising In th Interior
to majestic, mountain, where th mosses
and lichen of the tundra begin to give
place to shrub and even to tree of some
size. Under th oU that support this
flora is th frosen world froaea to a
depth of over 200 feet ;
The chore line 1 devoid of harbors, be
ing bordered by shoals and shallow" la
goon. Then there . U the restless ocean
with It burden of eternal Ice.
Even In coldest weather thla lee 1 never
tatlonary. Throwing open great lead,
heaving, piling itaelf Into great mountains
or dividing Hself Into Ice oontlneata that
crunch together wtih the aound of thunder.
It grinds ship to powder. When this tee,
moved by ocean currents and hastened
shoreward, by a gala, reaches th land it 1
piled upon the beach, which It scores and
scratches deeply.
Near Point Barrow several mound rise
(v th comparatively level tundra lomt
distance from the beach. They are partly
overgrown with vegetation. Investigation
revealed th fact that these mound.
thought to be sand dunes, were composed
of sand, beach gravel and tundra mould,
while at bottom they were nothing but loe.
To all appearanoea a mass of lcvhad
been drlan across th shoal and up on
th land, plowing up the sea bottom, th
beach and tundra and shoving th accumu
lating maa ahead of It. Of course the load
would topple over and cover the forward
portions of the pack, preserving , them.
The uncovered portions would melt away,
leaving th Isolated mound aa . w aee
lee Cliff Bar th Sen.
At Walnwright there la miles of such
underground - loe exposed along the sea,
which her daahe against a veritable loe
cliff. That thla loe waa driven landward
and burled her aa at Barrow 1 proved
by the fact that the tundra la higher near
the sea than It la several hundred yards
Inland, where there la no loe.
Th Ice bar la covered wtih sand and
clay to the depth of from alx lnchea to five
feet Alao a careful examination of th
Ic cellars which th native have dug
In this Ice at many point reveala a Jum
bled maaa of Ice block forced together by
tremendoua pressure, but having In It
Interstices sand and . even snow. Th Ice
here la from six to ten feet In thickness.
V shaped bays are peculiarly favorable
to th accumulation of underground lea
Deerlng, Alaska, Is situated on such a bay.
Instead of having back of It a low tundra,
however. It ha a high limestone ridge,
which Is covered to soma depth with soli.
the rock outcropping with precipitous walls
at either side of th entrance to the bay.
In aummer the hill which slope down to
thla little bay are green and beautiful, but
under the .verdure at the foot of th hills
1 pack Ice. Thl Ice could not climb th
steep slope. It could not dig far Into the
frosen talua, much lea Into th limestone
back of th talua. So It stopped with Its
noae covered with sand and na allma, while
talua rolled down on It from th hlU above
It haa doubtless lain thex an unnumbered
Origin of Inland Bee.
while the investigation ahoWTtha aet
It not all of th underground to nnv3e
shore cam from La sec yet ft at 0a
poslbl to believe tttat the Arott Icepftcg
could travel M0 ruiig iulauaV 2Uti mit
thousands of masses of Ice which must be
accounted for In some other way than that
K came from the' sea.
The underground ice that Is due to sand
covered snowbanks either Inland or along
the beach, la so Insignificant that It merits
little attention. It can be easily distin
guished from the great area of other Ice
formeQ In various other ways.
North flowing streams thaw at their
source first, th Ic rushing down and
forming Jama In the lower valleys. The
Red River of the North and the Colvllla
river In Alaska are good examples.
The Ice that Is crowded out of one of the
Jama on the Mlnneaota farmer' wheat field
melt and 1 unnoticed. But the Ic tjiat
leave the bed of the Arctic river and
pile up In the depressions In Its flood plain
does not melt so readily.
If over It sand and debris be piled It will
never melt. - Not until the meandering of
the stream ha exposed It In It cutting
bank will . It ' presence ever be suspected.
Thl waa Just the kind of Ice that' Mr.
6tefansson found In a cut bank of the Col
vllle over a hundred mile from It mouth.
Movement of River Bed.
When river form loop th Ice naturally
Jam In the loop, especially when th loop
1 frosen when the freshet come down
upon It Th downcoming Ic Is piled upon
th frosen river, which her freese from
even to eight feet ordinarily. Detrltu is
also deposited among and over the foreign
Ice- at th entrance to th loop.
Under this load 'the froxen river eannot
melt. - But the part of the loop not so cov
ered tmelti and forma a lake, an oxbow
lake; for th downrushlng river, finding
th loop Jammed, soon make a cut-off and
deserts It old bed.
Such an ice Jammed old oxbow loop with
It accompanying lake can be seen about
twenty mile Inland from Walnwright and
other on nearby streams, that meander
over the tundra. The Ice In these old Jams
Is covered very deeply with clay, sand and
There are Instance, too, of whole river
beds being thus covered by sediment and
deserted by th river, wbtoh ha cut a
channel beside the old one whose Ic It ex
pose from time to time.
Sand blowing over Ice may also preserve
It from melting. Ther are alao other way
In which these underground loe bed may
be formed. But the facta now brought to
light seem to Indicate that In almost every
ease the loe along the shore can be traced
to th Icepack that ha plowed Into th
land, while th Inland Ic la limply due to
fragments 'of frosen river that have been
covered up by sediment from upstream.
It 1 safe to say that aome of thl Ic la
not Terr old, but It 1 certain that some
of It , baa , slept through unrecorded cen
turies. Governor Flits
Through Omaha
"It'i Pretty Near -Eight O'clock,"
Yell a Wag as He Change!
Governor Ashton C. Shallenberger hesi
tated in Omaha for a few momenta Sat
urday momlng while making a change of
cars. He arrived on the Chicago Oreat
Western from North wood, la., at 7:30 and
transferred to Union Faclfio train No. 1
and was at ono hurried west to - North
The governor delivered a Chautauqua
address - at Northwood Friday night He
la due to speak at th big celebration at
Crawford tonight
"Say," yelled a wag, as the governor dis
appeared from view at th train, "you bet
ter hurry, lt' pretty near I o'clock."
"My watch aay 7:30," retorted the gov
ernor with a smile.
Omaha Man is
Badly Injured
Charles Leichow May Die as Eeiult
of Accident to Circus
HUDSON. Wl., July -. By the over
utrntng of a flat oar In the middle of a
circus train on the Chicago At Northrwest
ern railroad here today. Jack Carroll of
Minneapolis and E. Bradley of Cleveland,
O., were killed. Charles Leichow of Omaha,
received probably fatal Injuries and James
Shaw wa badly hurt
San Francisco Schnetaen Vereln
Senna Gold Engraved Card
to President.
WASHINGTON, July S.-Prldent Taft
today received a gold-engraved invitation
to attend the golden Jubilee festival of
the San Francleco Schuetxen Vereln In
honor of It fiftieth anniversary, to be
celebrated with a target tournament and
German volkafeet, August to September
I In Bhell . Mouud park, Emeryville. A
similar' Invitation haa been eu( ttt jn-
ipsror William Of Getusaoy 1 '
4, 1909.
Traders Find Few Skins to Buy This
White, Black nnd Red Foxes Rrareer
Than I'sunl No Good Lynx
Skin Secured nnd Little
WAINWRIQHT, Arctlo Alaska, March
8. By Reindeer Mall Service. That there
Is going to be a very light fur catch all
through the north this year seems a cer
tainty. The best of the trapping season
Is now over, and traders and trapper are
discouraged over the outlook.
White, black and red foxes are very
much scarcer than ever before. The beau
tiful silver fox Is : entirely mlcslng this
year. The richly furred red fox of the
Arctic la also scarce, as Is also the snowy
white fox, which was formerly abundant
No good lynx skin seem to have been
taken thl year at all. Only a few poor
summer skins of this animal wlU be sent
to market from here thl year.
A trader who deals exclusively In fox,
lynx and ermine skin haa Just reaobed
here from the Kotxebue country. In thl
trip of over 300 mile through what waa
one th richest fur producing region of
th Arotlo he waa table to buy only eight
fox akin and very few ermine skin. H
visited every Eskimo village and every de
tached Igloo on hi way, offering good
price either In cash or .barter.
Not only are the finer fur vary scarce,
but th trade In polar bear (kin, whloh
ha ttntu now been extensive, I also
threatened. Very few of these great ani
mals have been killed this year on the
Ice, where they are usually found In great
numbers, coming to the land only to rear
th young.
lllgh Price for Polar Bear.
Even when plentiful large polar bear
kin, when properly dressed, have brought
over 1BO0 In Boston aid other eastern cities.
But these large sWins, which sometimes
exceed eleven feet In length, are not to be
seen In the Arctic this year.
Nothing ia known at present concerning
the fur situation on the Siberian side owing
to dangerous Ice condition across Bering
strait but the catch In Arctic Alaska
threatens to be leas than half that of last
Thl fur shortage come a the result of
recent changes that have begun to make
themselves felt here. The discovery of
rich gold fields at Nome and at other
points on the Seward peninsula by bring
ing In a relatively large fur buying pop
ulation greatly stimulated th trapping
Industry by giving the native trapper a
market In which money was plentiful and
prices some times abnormally high.
Th Eskimo fitted themselves out with
the latest type of rifle and the country
waa covered with teel traps. These super
seding the crude affairs of former times
soon produced enormous ;uant1tie of fur.
In 1903-04 tons of fur were shipped out
of th Arctic to Nome and elsewhere. In
1905-08 the fur Industry evidently reached
Its culmination. The phenomenal catch of
that year has ner been approached.
On the contrary, there has been a rapid
decline In the number of skins taken each
succeeding year. It seems aa if the mod
ern methods which the white advance to
ward the Arctic made possible and at the
same time Imperative might eventually re
sult In the practical extinction of fur bear
ing creatures.
Confesses Killing
His Aged Uncle
Gleaion M. Ouist Says He Shot Old
Man After a Dispute
Over Crops.
NEWTON. Kan., July I. According to
the local police, Uleaaon M. Gulat today
confessed that he killed bis uncle, C. M.
Uulst aged 76- years, a wealthy retired
farmer, on the nephew's farm y five
miles southeast of Burton, last Monday
evening by shooting him In the back of
the head, following a dispute over crops.
The nephew then hauled the body In a
wagon three-quarters of a mile and threw
It under a culvert, where It was found
Tuesday by a 10-year-old son of the al
leged contested slayer.
The nephew waa suspected from th be
ginning, and he was arretted and charged
with the murder Immediately upon the
termination of the coroner's Inquest today.
Thirty Mora Ar Injared tm Storm
tha Sweeps Canadian
WINNIPEG, Man.. July t.-Three persons
were killed and more than thirty Injured
by a tornado which passed over Gaines
boro, JSeak., district yesterday afternoon.
The wind was accompanied by a terriflo
ball storm. Reports from Indian Head. Pler
son. Waakada and Mellta Indicate that th
torn wag ld.eprd,
Yearly Event, the
Euthanasia is
Still Practiced
by Alaskans
Eskimos Aid Aged and Helpless in
Shuffling Off Unwel
come Life.
WAINWRIQHT, Arctlo Alaska, March I.
(By Reindeer Mall Service.) That the
custom among the Eskimo of making
away with helpless Invalid and th aged
to whom life ha become a burden I not
yet altogether abandoned, la proved by at
least two Instances during the present year.
The last case has Just been reported from
the Colvllle river country.
An old man by the name of Tlllemut
was the willing victim of thl custom,
which run-) through centuries of the dim,
legendary history of these people. Tllle
mut was a very old man. For year he
bad Buffered from tuberculosis. The won
derful vitality of these people enable them
to resist thl disease for many year, some
times for half a century.
But It waa telling on thl old man. He
lay on hi bunk and coughed miserably.
He knew that he would never be - well
again. So he called his children around
htm and said that he wanted to die.
He reached for the Hudson Bay gun that
he had carried since boyhood. He cocked
it and handed It to bis eldest son, tailing
him to put him out of pain. But the boy
bad been told by th white somewhere
that it wa a sin to kill In thl way and
ha refused to grant hi father' last re
quest Th other also refused. Then the
aged Tlllemut took the weapon, placed th
mux I e In hi mouth and touched the trig
ger with hi toe.
On th Russian Dlomede, an Island In
Bering strait, another old man met death
in a somewhat similar manner. In this
Dlomede case, however, the sons obeyed
th father implicitly.
It was the regular old Eskimo death.
There wa no shooting. It wa In a large
igloo, the roof of whloh I supported In the
middle by a stout beam.
To this beam the boy fastened a atrip
of walrus skin, at th end of which dangled
a noose. They helped their father to th
edge of the bunk, fastened the noose about
his neck and let him swing off hi high bed
and strangle to death.
These people are not crnel. No more af
fectionate people can be found in the world
than the Eskimos. Blows are seldom
truck; harsh word are seldom uttered.
But until recently the ending of hopeless
suffering by suicide or by killing the pa
tient waa the rule all over the Arotlo world.
To kill a suffering relative or friend waa
considered an aot cf kindness and mercy,
Just aa w consider It an act of mercy to
kill animals that we know cannot recover.
Thla may recall the Spartan parent who
left their weak or deformed children on
the mountain aid to die. But such cruelty
ls unknown In Eskimo society; th chil
dren here are sacred and th moat un
fortunate and mis-shapen receive th ten
derest care.
Nevertheless, when death was plainly ap
proaching and the sufferer asked to be re
lieved his request was always granted.
Even infant were thus put out of pain.
Although ther Is nons of th conspicuous
demonstration of grief that characterise
th saddest moments of a more Impulsive
people, th sorrow for the dead In an Es
kimo household I Just aa bitter as It U
In any horn In th world.
In spit of th whit ruling man' Idea
concerning th taking of life In thla way,
th Eskimo still more than half bellev
in it The ordinary death Is reported as
follows: "He died himself." This mean
that he died without the affair being hur
ried along either by hi own hand or that
of a friend or relative.
Make Burglar Puaa Vp Talnahlea
and Content to Leave with
Panama Hat.
Haa th weatner affected thieve aa well
aa respectable citlsensT '
Th police ar Inclined to think ao, aa an
accredited member of the house prowlers'
union, who failed to leave his card and
union number and la being sought by the
city aleuths, became so Influenced by the
beat that he passed up the chance to make
a choice collection of valuablea, and took
only a Panama hat, when he vlsted the
home of Joe Walsh. Walsh live at 1013
South Tenth street.
When the burglar called and waa pleased
to find no one at home, be replaced hla
old headpiece with Walab's new Panama,
spurned th chance to annex other things,
and disappeared so completely that no clue,
not even th Panama Itself, has yet brought
him to Jail. v
Two lown People Become Man and
Wife After Hearing families
of Their Own.
William H. Case of Council Bluffs, haa
taken out a license to marry Mrs. Ellsa J.
Moore, of Modale, Ia., whose friend he
has been for fifty-five years. The groom
la (6 and his bride 6S years of age Slnoe
their youthful I in a iu they bav both
rx4 families.
Twice a Tear the Eunner Crossei the
Arctio Cirole.
Break for n Tine th Isolation In
Which Thirty White People Lira
in th Par North of
WAIN-WRIGHT, Arctlo Alaska, March 1
By Reindeer Mall Service.) Many and
sometime curious are th way In which
th United State postal authorities collect
and distribute the mall. Perhaps th most
curious mall conveyance of all I th on
that crosses th Arctlo circle carrying th
belated new of a far off world to th few
white men and women who knew at first
hand the gloom aa well a the glory of th
long Arctic night of winter and the un
letting aummer sun.
Barrow la the most northerly postofflca
in the world, with th exception of on In
Greenland. It receives mall three time a
year. On of the mall come by water
during the brief aummer, when th Ic
usually permits the ships to reach that
point The two other mail ar carried
for nearly four hundred mile by reindeer.
Ther are about thirty whit people liv
ing along th coast of Alaska north ofth
Arctic circle. Beventeen of thes ar at
Barrow. Seven more ar at Point Hope
and th remaining six ar school teacher
and their wive who have the bleak tundra
and the ice piled sea for company and who
do not see a white face mora than two or
three times a during the entire year.
Th terrible Isolation pf such a life can
hardly be appreciated by those enjoying
th conveniences and association of olvll
lzed society. In this wild world th mall
that bring new from th old home and
that tells of th throbbing' world far away
la a thing to be yearned for and dreamed
Even In civilised society where the mall
are received daily and sometimes hourly
and where telegraphs, telephone and other
mean of communication are at band, th
postofflca has all th fascination of fairy
land. Anxious faoea are pressed against
the window panes along great city street
waiting for the malt carrier. . For the mall
la a kind of lottery that occasionally bring
us a prise.
But the thirty representative , of a cul
tivated and complicated civilisation that
they have left behind, but have not for
gotten, how must they feel when after
long months of anxious waiting th time
for th arrival of the mall approaches?
Telegraphs and telephones and ' th gos
sip of distant visiting friends ar un
known. Th mall must bring all th
news. For day before It arrival Ion
figures may be seen mounted on great
snow banks or on the red-roofed school
houses carefully searching the beaoh ic
for the least algn of the oncoming mall.
At last It I seen three puffing reindeer
hitched tandem, a little low, aled seven
feet long and twenty lnche wide and a
befurred and befrosted driver flying along
under the pale tlnta of th aurora boreal la
or in the dim twilight of a midwinter Arc
tic noon.
The driver of this odd little mail stag I
an Eskimo by th nam of Pavuna. H
cannot speak a word of English, but he
know hi business and It significance.
For the bells are rung and th flag ar
given to the chilling breese when Unci
Ram' Arotlc mall come In sight through
th gloom.
Th last mall arrived her January T,
but none of It was dated later than Oc
tober I. The presidential campaign was
then on In the home land; but until th
next mall arrives In April the loyal Aro
tlo Americana will not know whom their
countrymen have elected and Inaugurated
president of th United State. (
Shenandoah Man Think It Will Be
Better Crop Than In East
ern Nebraska,.
W. A. Sandqulst a merchant of Shen
andoah, Ia., declares the eastern Iowa
will raise a better wheat crop than east
ern Nebraska. He think Nebraska ha
hi state beat In corn prospect.
"Near Shenandoah ther ha not been a
much rallfall a you her in eastern Ne
braska have had. We have had Just about
enough over there, though, and the wheat
has grown fast
"The spring In Iowa was quiet late, but
onoe th warm weather and rain cam
crop Just shot up. Th harvest of wheat
haa not started yet, but farmers aay they
will be ready to begin thl work next week.
"I have heard that Kansas Is short of
men to take care of It wheat but I don't
think Iowa will be without a sufficient
supply of hands. The harvest ha not
begun, however, and the farmers may find
th labor problem hard on to solve,' But
I don't believe they will."
Thieves Kill Oflloer.
DENVER, Colo., July t-A special to
the Post today says: While trying to ar
rest George Jamison, charged with horse
stealing, at his ranch near Chlco, New
Mexico, early today. Deputy Sheriff J. K.
Kent of Folsom, N. M , waa killed, and
Deputy Sheriff liorn Williams waa per
haps fatally wounded. The officials m at
tempting to surround Jamison wer
fUed uyoa by t& UUler mI fiva others,