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Monday's Lowered Prices in Bedding Dept.
Monday a Big Day for Embroideries
Full bleached,
With seam, S-4
aise. 8 in. hem,
our 6c grade
Til.. CASES.
U I SI 1 n o li ;
mill from
strong, service
able muslin
best lie CMtl,
li-4 Cotton
Blanket, fnllod
to look Ilk
wool. Best cot
ton blank at
made, war
ll- gray Wool
Blanket, I lbs.
to pair, were 15
all winter; now
Pure white cot
ton filled, yarn
knotted. Tl a T
Inch, and 1126
quality, at
In the new arrivals in embroideries, matched
6etg have been given much prominence
SwIbb, cambric and nainsook effects in ex
quisite open and blind patterns are shown.
They are particularly desirable for dreases.
Th exclusive patterns should encourage
ZZ'T... 15c to 39c
We offer again Monday a large shipment of
wide embroidery flounclngs that will be as
good a value, IT not better, than our former
fine sales this season. New 24 and 27-inch
Swiss FlounclnKs. in elaborate designs, na
Bleached and
seamles. 11x90
Inch. Our 9o
grade; Monday
rich and beautiful as any you'll see
V A li K X T I N 15 f To close out tomorrow
remaining valentines tit good reductions.
in mo8t places at 60e to C5c a yd.
A typical Bennett bargain
'J2V iiii J
Notable Showing Wash Fabrics
For the forehanded woman "who anticipates her summer
wash goods needs this February showing holds an incalculable
charm. Bennett's show now the correct fabrics for 1910, af
fording the early buyer every possible advantage for best
Rep or Corded Wash Baitings are
unquestionably the vogue Our
line consists of Ottoman, Poplin,
Faille and Bengaline cords, and
have a high, silky finish; such
shadea as pongee, tan, reseda, rose,
delft, peach, myrtle, green, hello,
pink, light blue, etc., are promin
ent .25 30f and 50
Himalaya Clctb A silk finished
cotton fabric, closely resembling
the silk Rajahs, shown in large
line of shades; regular retail price
36c; Bennett's price 23t
Linen Suitings Imported French
llnnna. in shades that are dis
tinctive and different; double fold,'
46-inch goods, at 75a
Tunt.Hr Bilks A delightful new
silk mixed fabric, with jaequard
designs, diagonal weaves, etc.,
comes in solid colors and all lead
ing shades 40
IUmle Dress Linens, in about 30
shades, 28 Inches wide 19
French Ginghams and new Egyptian
Tissues, about 260 pieces, and in a
world of new patterns and color
ings, at, yard, 25
A, F. C, Toile du Xord and lied
Seal Zephyrs The leading dom
estic lines of ginghams, in the new
1910 patterns, at 10 12
and -15
Arnold Percales, in light and dark
effects; the standard 3 6-inch qual
ity, at 12 and 15
Authentic 1910 Dress Materials
Bennett's new fabrics express the newest whims of fashion.
You are absolutely certain to buy right here. Beautiful light
weight plain and two-tone suitings, in all the prevailing
shades of rose, greens, grays, tans, blues, 1 fA
etc.; big range styles and weaves weLi"vA v
Cream Serge Suiting Here's a treat
Tomorrow several pieces of 54
inch, all wool cream serge for
suits, coats and skirts will be of
fered; every piece is $1.60 quality
for one day, 9C
Black and White Suitings They
will be extremely popular for
suits and dresses; especially in
checked effects. Eastern makers
of women's garments are featur
ing them strongly; all sizes, checks
in the showing, 69C
M t
f 1, i fe ll
Revealing fashion's most authentic
modes in tomorrow's great displays of-
0 . tn a
Two distinguishing fashion elements are in the race for popu
lar favor this season. While it is accepted by all authorities that
coats are to be shorter, the form which they are to take-varies, af
fording a wider scope than during the previous season.
The strictly tailored model as you see pictured here, touches our idea
of a suit that will meet with widest approval.
The noteworthy features are the long collars, either of silkViaterials
or often with inlaid moire silk; the large buttons (fully ns large as a silver
dollar) ; the 32-inch coat length and the slightly shortened full pleated skirt
The Russian Influence is Also a
Notable Departure this Season
There is nothing extreme' about them, beiug slightly bloused and fitted backs, with
a belt of some form Introduced. They are perhaps a little more fanciful in design,
hut. well adantnd to spring wear. The materials arc exceptionally beautiful, wide wale
diagonals are prominent, French serges are shown in profusion, novelty stripe Pan
amas, homespuns and mixtures are liberally represented. The tendency is toward plain
colors or neat, conservative patterns. A very wide color range is shown
$2500 $291 $350 $45
Introductory Suit Offer
An advance sale of handsome, all wool Serge Suits. About 60 suits rushed out by
buyer now in New York. They have three-button, 32-Inch coats, with long,
roll collar; full satin lined; skirts are straight pleated; colors navy,
gray, tan, also black; $25.00 suits, at
More February Vhite Goods Sales
The February White Goods Bale continue ajraln tomorrow. New
white fabrics coat less here now than later. Advantageous purchases we
made months ago are in this sale, giving ycro the benefit of our savings
Here are three decidedly strong offerings to attract the Monday hopping
White Mercerlited Waist ings. in checks, stripe and figures,
also dimities and lawns, in checks and stripes; we have them
grouped into two lots-
Assortment of 19c and 224c rA Assortment of-36c ana in-
materials, win ne aw
materials win he lefts materials, win ne
86 Inch Nainsooks Here is a very soft sheer fabric, particularly nice for
summer undermuslins; very best, 16c quality, ' 124C
Der yard, at ...A2'
. " . . . . iL -
xi'-1. t tnr tailored and embroidered waists: a line, rouno luirau,
all linen fabric; alwaya at 35c. For those who can come Mon
day, we offer a quantity, per yard, at
Table Damasks, Napkins and Towels
70-inch all linen' Table Damaak. full
bleached, a strong, durable cloth
that wears and launders well, 75c
quality, at -59
Bleached Damaak 68 inches wide,
the best low price damask we know
ef. always 30c a yard, fine pieces,
at 1B
ill Linen Napkins, full bleached and
21 Inches square; serviceable qual
ity; wen worth $1.50 a dozen
now at 81.00
Hnck Towels, with red or white
borders; perfect goods; our best
10c towel; buy a dozen tomorrow,
each, at 7
February Sale
Brass and Iron
Cheney Bros "Showerproof 1 Foulards
Well informed women always choose Cheney Bros. Foulard Silks. They'
have weight and firmness superior to all others, and all acknowledge
their patterns and colorings are the most beautiful. - These foulards are
also "showerproof,'' meaning that rain or water will-not spot or injure:
them. Ask lor Cheney a FoulardsBest Omaha or .
showing at Bennett's, yd. .......................... OdC'iple'
85 Pieces New Foulards, in almost as many shades and fully as many pat-'
terns Rich satin finish silks, 24 inches wide; a special purchase about
a third under value; splendid, 85c . ' . f a
silks, for ........' ..9VC
Bennett's Big Grocery
BeanetVa Golden Coffee, the usual 26c grade. 8,000 lb.
Monday and Tuesday (10 lbs. limit) at. lb.. SOo
Tea Bale Monday and Tuesday Basket Fired, Japan, Oo
long, English Breakfast and Uunpowder; regular 48c Qual
ity (5 noundi limit) at. lb.
Batata Sale 2,500 Rlcheleau
15c quality-....
.Cleaned Currants, 3.1b.B5o.,
Bennett's Capitol" Wheat,
Oats " r,'u Pancake,, - a-lb.
pkg. . . .v. . . . 10o .
And 10 Stamps.
Whole Bable Beats, Best Wa
Have brand, 18 o else can,
' tor Ho
Royal Blue Corn, 3 cans 85a
And 10 Stamps.
Capitol Baking Powder, lb.
can .'. . . . .9io
( An4. SO Stamps:.
Mignonette Peaa, cana.SSo.
And ao gtatbps.
Iten'a fresh baked Graham
and Tourist ' Crackers, pr
Pkg. . . . . . : loo
And 10 Stamps. I
. 35o
Seedless Raisins; our regular
Bennett's Capitol Flour, per
sack . . ... . . $1.33
And 80 Stamps.
Double Stamps on Granu
lated Sugar.
Double Stamps on Butterlne.
Cream Cheese, lb aae
And SO Stamps.
Chocolatlna. 2 10c cana..l8o
Hartley's Pure Fruit Jams
for fl3o
'And 20 Stamps.
Cookie Sal Fresh . made,
delicious molasses cookies.
lb. .. loo
Olam Bale Potter
Wrlghtington Little Neck
Clams lOo
Good Cooking Butter, lb. 82o
Clean-Up Day, . Glassware
We have quantities of glassware,, la odds and ends, .to
be closed out tomorrow; presscut pieces in large var
iety, at a trifling price; citf, fancy, vases, crystal and
colored glass, bon bon dishes, fruit, dishes,, m
Jelly stands, sugar shakers; perfume hot- lllif
v ties, jugs and pitchers; Values to 56c, at ... " V
our rr asrm. m
m i k .'k. m ii - -
Footed Punch Seta, with six
sherbets 91.95
Blown Wine Glasses, with
cut stem, dozen..
Footed Hot .Whiskey Glasses;.
at 6o
Footed Pressed Goblets. 5o
Pressed Wine Glasses... lo
A clearing up of glass egg
cups," goblets, tumblers,
oil bottles, vinegar
cruets, vases, salts and"
. peppers; a splendid bar-:
gain; values up to 25c,
In one lot, r- J'
Positively every bad at a big sacri
fice. ' Twnty-five patterns in.' Brass
Beds. alone,' pbllshed and satin finish,
show the , advantages of buying at
Bennett's. Reductions as follows:
Brass Beds
No. 1681, usually SSO.OO cut to 90O.M
No. 863, usually 145.00 cut to 33.50
No. 857, usually $25.00 cut to gl.80
No. 30, uqually 835.00-cut to. a8.0O
Iron: Beds
'.;, (',.- .- 1
No. 246, usually 8S.7S cut to,. .. . 58.00
No. 536,' usually fll.EO cut to... 97.50
No, 2 (like cut), 81.76 cut to. ,91.8
No. 844,' usually $1.00- cut to.-.-. .fl.S
Save time you really
: don't have to shop .
' around for shoes.
Everything! Here!
The sort that society
, wears.' SWELJj very
v Dorothy Dodd shoes
exclusively at Ben
nett's in Omaha.
Some Things You Want to Know
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The Roosevelt Hunt
These are busy times around the Smith
sonlan Institution and the National
Museum. The more than 8,000 vetebrates
collected by the Roonevelt-Smlthaonlan
African, expedition are arriving, and there
la much activity in the preparation, classi
fication and cataloguing of this great col
lection. About halt of the big mammals,
half of the birds and a third of the small
mammals have arrived. The others are on
their way, coming In several separata con
signments, and are expected to arrive
within tha next month. '
In a little room in the National Museum
building are collected the skulls of the
mammals that have arrived, and one who
sees them might well imagine that a
Noah's Ark of African animal life had
perished and the skulls of the animals
gathered together in this room. Skulls
great and skulls small, skulls with long
loins and skulls with short horns, skulls
of every kind stare at one from every
arglo. In front are fourteen skulls ot
giant rhinos, some of them showing well
placed shots that tell of a head-on charge
and unerring aim. To the rear are skulls
of hippos and elephnts. To the left are
tha snarltpg heads of huge African lions,
seeming so small in comparison with those
of the rhinos and hippos that one forgets
they belong to the mighty king of beasts.
On tha right are skulls of waterbucka, im
palas, hartebeeats. guelles. elands, klip
pespringers, giraffes, dik-dlks and other
strange and curious animals.
The authorities have a problem that is
causing them no little worry. The beau
tiful teeth of the carnivorous animals, and
those of the hippopotami, are shattering
to pieces in the dry, steam-heated at
mosphere of the Museum building. A few
days ago while the workmen were engaged
in the task of preparing the skulls, one ot
the giant front teeth of a big hippo burst
asunder with a report and one piece was
hurled half way across the room. The big,
flesh-tearing teeth of the lions are split
ting Into little splinters. What causea It
no one fully understands, but It seems
that there is a difference in porosity In
the Interior and exterior of the teeth, and
that tha uneven drying out results in
Ihelr shattering. An experiment is being
made toward checking It. The larger teeth
are to be soaked In hot paraffins In the
hope that they will absorb enough of the
oil to stop the splintering process.
There is a large collection of small mam
nial skulls, hundreds of them . being so
small that they are packed away in little
broad-necked bottles of from two to four
tablespoons' capacity. Each on has Its
)ttl tag. telling where It was found, who
prepared It and all other -data necessary to
l oniplete Identification. When tha skel
etons are shipped it Is tha. usual practice
t leave aa much flesh on the bones as will
oT.i out. Tills is to protect tha delicate
little bones from Injury In transit. After
tha skeletons arrive they are subjected to
a boiling process, so that all this dried
flesh may be taken off.
The skins are all arriving In good shape.
Heller, who had charge of their packing,
Is an expert. They were all packed in brine
and placed In sealed casks. Not a single
skin has been injured In transit. Tha ex
pedition had hard work getting assistants
for the skinning of tha big animals. Tha
natives are usually slow and lazy. At last
a group of men from a raw-flesh eating
tribe , wera gathered -together, and their
anxiety to get the dantiest morsels served
to make them hustling workmen. They
keep their teeth filed sharp and eat the
flesh while yet It it quivers.'
The Smithsonian is deluged with In
quiries as to how soon the collection will
be placed on public exhibition. The reply
is that tha work of preparing exhibits has
begun, some of tha skins already having
been sent to the tanneries, but that it will
be a matter of years until it Is completed.
When it is stated that it may take as long
aa six months to mount a single large
mammal. It Is plain that to prepare a whole
group of exhibits will take years. ;
The process by which mounting Is ac
complished is an interesting one. First the
naturalist-sculptor makes a little model of
the animal he proposes to mount. It is
usually on a scale of about ona to eighteen.
After he gets his model to suit him. In
posa and detail, he submits 'It to others
for criticism and suggestion. After the
model has been worked up to tha satisfac
tion of the responsible authorities, tha task
of making a life sized form is begun, wood
and paper being used principally. When
this is completed, the placing or the skin
on the model la but a small undertaking.
To construct a great group, like the fa
mous bison group In the National museum,
with all the accompanying natural settings
is a task that requires Infinite patience
and much ability. This bison group Is re
garded as ona of tha finest mounted ani
mal groups In the world. It was dona by
W. T. llornaday, now head of tha Bronx
soo He killed the big bujl bison himself,
and declares that when he shot the splendid
creature he felt aa though he had perpe
trated a cruel murder.
Not all of the mammuls will be mounted
for exhibition purponrs, as they require too
much space. After the principal specimens
are mounted, it la probable that the others
will be used aa exchanges with various mu
seums of the country. Of course a good
specimen of every species mill be kept at
the Smithsonian and the National Mu
seum. Ir. Gerrit Miller, curator of the
division of mammals. National museum,
who has charge of tha animal collections,
says that when a big animal la mounted
and placed In an exhibition case science
bids goodb.y to it. The action of the light
will change the color of Its hair, and othei
transformations will take place which end
Its usefulndass to science.
Nut leas Interesting than tha animal col
lections are those of the birds. About
1,800 have been received and some 1,400
more are expected shortly. They range
from the tiny littio sunblrd, that is some
times confused with the humming bird, up
(to tpie gojlath heron, the saddle-billed
stork and the giant eagle-owl. , All of these
birds are carefully skinned, the skins pol
soned so as to render them Immnne to ver
vermln and paxauitlo attack, and then
stuffed with cotton. At tha Smithsonian
they are kept in trays In big dark cases.
One of the most interesting specimens Is
the honey-guide. This little bird has a
taste for larvae and other life that
abounds In a wild beehive. It has learned
that man is fond of honey and will work
all day trying to persuade the hunter to
follow It. How it has acquired the Idea of
tha relation between man and honey is a
most remarkable thing, but that it has done
so Is agreed by all who know Its habits. It
will guide a hunter to a bee tree as uner
ringly as a pointer dog will locate a covey
of partridges. The secretary bird is an
other Interesting member of Africa's feath
ered tribe. It has a crest of feathers which
when the bird is at attention resemble an
old-fashioned quill pen placed behind the
ear of a clerk. Hence Its name. It Is a
snaae eater , ana an adept In the art
of snake catching. It kills tha snakes It
eats by carrying them high into tha air
and dropping them on hard ground.
Weaver birds build their nests together,
there being as many aa a hundred families
under a common cover. Another interest
ing species represented in the collection
Is the little whydah bird. This bird aud the
wart hog seem to have aroused Colonel
Roosevelt's sense of the grotesque more
than anything else he saw In East Africa.
The wart hog alway gets the booby prise
at African beauty shows and tha whydah
is cumbersome because it has more tall
that It can handle in windy weather. It
is said to b tha champion bird dancer. It
goes Into the grass, cuts out a neat little
circle, spreads out the fallen blades as a
carpet and begins to dance.
Tha bird specimens are all stuffed with
cotton aud dried. When Major Mearns
cornea home th-jy will be placed In damp
ened sand or sawdust and kept there until
tha skins become pliable again. Then the
work of mounting will begin. Only the.
notable specimens will be mounted for
exhibition purposes. There are mora than
300,000 birds In tha Smithsonian collection,
and yet the first shipments from the Roose
velt expedition have brought about seventy
five species that were not heretofore repre
sented. During fifty years tha Smith
sonian never received an African .crowned
crane. Since tha ona killed by tha Rooae
velt expedition . arrived, another friend
of tha institution has sent ona In.
Tha value of the Roosevelt-Smithsonian
axpeditloo to science is said to be very
great. The thoroughness of Its work, la a
place were species are most numerous,
gives opportunity for zoological and
ornithological studies heretofore Impossible.
With the &50 large mammals, 3,879 small
mammals, 2,784 birds, , 1,500 reptiles and
batrachlans and 250 fish collected, the
British East African territory has been
covered thoroughly. The reports from
Uganda have not yet coma in. It is the
hope of tha Smithsonian authorities that
the example of Colonel Roosevelt may
stimulate others to add to lta collections.
In England nearly everything la sent to
the British museum. In America every big
city gota specimens, hence there has been
no one collection as complete aa that of
tha British museum. It Is now Intended
to embark seriously upon the work of mak
ing the Smithsonian and the National
museum collections the most comprehensive
In the new world.
bt rusnic J. BABKOr.
Gives Life Size
Portrait bt Lincoln
President of Ladies of 0. A. K. Makes
Present to Sons of Veterans
Memorial School
MASON CITY, la,, Feb. 12.-Mrs. Delia
R. Henry of Kansas City, Mo., national
president Ladies of the Orand Army of the
Republlo here today presented tha Sons of
Veterans memorial university a life size
St. Oaudens portrait of Abraham Lincoln.
The presentation was a feature of the ex
ercises - held in celebrating of Loncoln's
Mrs. Henry's address was warmly ap
plauded. "I present this portrait," she said, "in
the name of tha thousands of women of the
Ladles of the Grand Army of the Republic,
who are bound by tha ties of blood and
marriage to the noble men who went forth
at the call of Lincoln- to battle for the
union in tha great struggle from '61"" to
Together with Some Remarks on the
- Origin of the Custom.
Pagan Practice Gathers Romance
aerd Poesy aa It Moves Down
the Aisles of Time In.
PeasiaylTaala Commission Against
Eiclailr Contracts and Fa
vors Union of All Lines.
HARRISBURQ, Pa., Feb. II. -Tha State
Railroad commission in a decision an
nounced today In the complaint of the
Consolidated Telephone companies of Penn
sylvania agalntit the exclusive contract be
tween tha Bell Telephone company and the
Slate Belt Telephone company of Slating
ton, Pa., rules that exclusive contracts
are illegal and strongly recommends that
tliera be an Interchange, of local business.
In the decision tha commission says:
"The convenience of patrons would be
best served if the lines of all telephones
were connected."
Justifiable Aggravation.
' "Tes, your honor, I'll admit I chased tha
complainant for a mile or more."
"You. mount to do him bodily Injury!"
"Yes. Indeed, your honor." v
. "Why?"
"Because ha handed me a pamphlet en
titled 'How to Live Weil on 7 Cents a
Day.' "
Discharged." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"This Is tha day on which those charming
little missives yclept valentines cross and
Intercross each other at every street and
turning. The weary and all for-spent two
penny postman sinks beneath a load of
delicate embarrassments, not his own." So
wrote Charles Lamb.
Valentine was a humble bishop of Rome
who achieved sainthood by being beaten
to death on February 14, In the year 278 A.
D. To all appearances his career had been
staid and unromantic; yet he has become
the godfather of the roost sentimental of
English holidays. To find out how this
has come about we must go far back to
the -days of pagan Rome. At the annual
feast of the Lupercalla, in honor of Pan
and Juno Februata, it was customary for
each Roman youth to draw from a recep
tacle the name of one of his city's maidens,
who thereupon became - his sweetheart.
When Christianity overwhelmed Paganism
tha church engrafted upon this custom a
radical change; the name which was drawn
by both youths and maidens, was not that
of a fellow being to be admired, but that
of a saint who was to become a special
object of veneration during the ensuing
year. Tha old date of Lupercalla remained,
but under these Christian modifications the
drawing of patron saints became asso
ciated with St. Valentine, for it was on
February 14 that the choice was deter
mined. Later, the namea of women were
again substituted for those of saints.
Traditions Catch On.
Another important tradition sprang up
and helped to perpetuate the custom. It
was said that on February 14 the birds
first chose their mates. An old English
dictionary remarks: "About this time
(month of February) the birds choose their
mates, and probably thence came tha cus
tom of young men and maidens choosing
valentines, or special loving friends on
this day." English literature is full of
references to this mating. Hays Chaucer:
Foules, take hede of my sentence, I pray,
Ye know well, how on St. Valentine's day,
By my statuta, and through my gover
nance. Te do chese your mates, and after fly away
With hem.
And Drayton, several centuries after:
Muse, bid the morn awake,
Mad winter now declines;
Each bird dotn choose a mate
Tills day St. Valentine's.
Valentine Verse,
Specimens of valentine verse are to be
found as early aa the fifteenth century.
At times It happened that the youth was
not facile with his pen, and hence was
forced to rely on printed versea published
for his benefit. At about the end of the
eighteenth' century-tha market waa flooded
with . these book of valentine verses.
Gradually tha versea began to be accom
panied by pictures pr designs emblematic
of affection and -devctlon. ' In the cour9
of time these .eame to be mora important
than their caption. " The first models were
merely heart-ahaped bits of. paper, roughly
stained; but during the nineteenth cen
tury there developed a whole pictorial vo
cabulary for St. Valentine's day, of which
the chief symbols were ihe arrow, the
dove, the heart and 'Cupid. These four
are endlessly employed. A dova flits
through the aky, holding In his 1 bill a
scroll. The bleeding heart is transfixed
by an arrow which nearly resembles a
weather-cock. The ' children of a genera
tion ago were delighted with the cards
covered by lace paper which could be
pulled out, accordion-wlse, to form a
mound of white frame Xrom within which
a little picture peeped from flanking lay
ers of paper lace. , Tt "that same generation
belongs the valentine wherein there aits pn
a rustic bench, a very 'pink woman clad
In a garment half :way between 'a riding
habit and a princes, . while over the back
of tha seat leans a gallant In tight laven
der trousers, .a purple surtottt and a gieen
Beau Brummell hat. 1 In the background
a little church nestles agalnat the horizoni
Ait present tha forms are many and com
plicated. The cheap comlo valentine, has
had a bad effect on the quality of the
day, but, nevertheless, with every! 14th of
February a tittle of the old spirit cropa up.
Every good valentine baa in it a bit of
tha tone of that Immortal document which
Sam Weller laboriously drew up:
"Lovely creetur," Bam wrote, "afore . I
see you I thought all women was alike,
but now I find what a reg-lar soft-headed.
lnkred lous turnip I must ha' been, for
there ain't nobody like you. . . . Ex
cept of me, Mary; my dear, as yourval-
entlne." Colllere Weekly.
Innovation Adopted by Omaha and
Other Grain Exchanges.
French Find Land
N ear South Pole
Antartio Expedition 'Discovers Large
Tract West and South of Al
exander Island.
VALPARAISO, Ctyla, Feb. 11-The
French antarctlo expedition under Dr. Jean
M. Charcot reached .latitude 70 degrees
south, longitude iM degrees west and dis
covered 130 miles of new land to the west
and south "of Alexander island.
A Practical Device.'
A negro preacher whoe supply of hominy
and baooa was running low, derided t: take
radical steps, to Impress upon his flock th
neceaalty for contributing liberally to the
church exchequer. Accordingly, at tha close
of the sermon hb made an Impressive pause
and then proceeded aa follows; . .
"I hab found It nee'erry. on account ef
de stringency ot da ' hard times an' di
fill eral deficiency of de circul&tln' mejum
n connection wid die chu'eh, f interduoe
nta new otermatlc c'iectlon box. . It am
arranged dat a half-dollar or a quatah falls
on a red plush cushion without noise; a
nickel will . ring a small bail distinotly
heard by de congregation, an' a button, ina
n.awtala, will fire off a pistol. So you will
gov'n yo'selvts accordingly. Let de ejection
now p'oeed. while 1 take off ma hat an'
ibs out a hymn."-rHaiper'a Weekly.
Corn that Mar' Be Snipped South Is
More Valuable and Nebraska
This Tear Pats It Over
Mlssonrl In This.
The Omaha Grain exchange, as well aa
other exchanges of the country, Is work
ing a new system in the matter of test
ing, and all corn sold on the floor of the
exchange Is tested to determine the
amount of water In the corn. The standard
Corn with not over 15 per cent moisture,
No. 1.
Corn with not over 16 per cent moisture.
No. t '
Corn with not over 1 per cent moisture,
No.' J. V .
Corn with not over 22 per cent moisture,
No.. 4.-
The corn is tented for . moisture on the
floor of the exchange' by placing equal
parts of corn and oil and boiling. Tha oil
and water are thus boiled off and measured
tn a graduate to determine the amount of
moisture. A moisture testing machine is
used. '.. ,
Corn which may be shipped south' Is
worth cents a bushel more than Corn
which has to be used at once and will not
stand the southern climate. Corn, aa a rule,
has about 6 per cent more moisture this
year than last, and, aa a consequence, the
farmers are getting that much less for
their corn.
Nebraska corn is better than Missouri
corn this year and as a consequence Ne
braska Is finding a market tn Missouri
for corn that formerly went farther south.
Grain men say the farmers alone are
responsible for this condition,' aa they
could have helped It by placing their corn
in cribs and husking earlier. . Many farm
era husked their corn and then had it
shelled and fur want of cribs placed it on
the ground where the November rains and
tha snows of December caught them and
made' It impossible to ship to the market
until it was thoroughly soaked with water.
"The way to get a better grado of corn
tn Nebraska and thus to get higher prices
is for the farmers to provide cribs," said
a pi-ominent grain man at the exchange.
'The higher price they would In one
year would pay for the extra expense.
Wat corn In Nebraska thla year cost tha
farmers at leaat or 7 oenta . a bushel,
which might have been saved If they had
provided themselves with cribs."
Cora to be shipped south generally has
to be held, until It drye of Itself to some
extent or until it Is kiln dried.
"Come here, Tommy," called his mother
from the edge of the pond aa aha concealed
the birch switch behind hnr.
"What do you want, ma?" asked the lit
tle boy, suspiciously.
"I want to give you something."
"I I ain't doin' nuttln' ma!"
"Then 1 shall be even more liberal. T am
going to give you something for nothing."
Chicago Newe,