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MOTTO All Tlio News When It Is News. 0RA Volume xviii DAKOTA CITY, NEB., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1909. ,PAK OTA NOTICE TOS BIOS. Notice Is hereby Riven that on or be fore January 1. 1910, sealed bids will bo received nt the county clerk's of fice, Dakota City, Neb., for furnishing books, blanks and stationery as follows: Booka. Records, S quires, plain each. ' llecorils, 8 V". printed heads, each. Records, 8 quires, printed page, each. General Indexes, 6 quire, ruled, print ed head. " Numerical Indexes, 8 quire, ruled, printed heads, each. All hooks to ho made of best linen ledger paper, full Russia binding, to open Jlat. ami to correspond with books now In use. letterhead and Envelopes, Letterheads, printed, empire bond or equal, per M. Knvelopes, printed, n.nnlla, size No. 10, per M. Knvelopes, printed, manlla, size No. 12, per M. Knvelopes, No. 1 size, 6V4. white, printed, per M. Stationery. Kanfords, Stafford's or Arnold's Ink, per quart. Spencerian, Olucinum or Gillette's pens, per gross. Faber's or Dixon's pencils, per gross. Senate Scratch l'ads, per dozen. Blanks. Legal blanks, full sheet, per 100. Logal blanks, half sheet, per 100. Legal blanks, quarter sheet, per 100 Legal blanks, etghthh sheet, per 100. Separate Healed bids will also bo re ceived for: County printing. Publishing the delinquent tax list. Printing bar docket and election bal lots. Renting the poor farm and keeping the county paupers. County physician. The board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Accepted bidder to give bond for faithful performance of con tract. Dakota City, Neb., November SO, 1909. W. L. ROSS, County Clerk. Official Proceedings of the Board of County Commissioners Dakota City, Neb., Nov. 27. 1909. The board of county commissioners met pursuant to adjournment. Present John Slerk, chairman; Ed. V. Morgan, J, H. Honderson and W. L. Ross, clerk. The following claims were allowed on the county genernl fund: Dick Skidmore, rubor $ 11.80 Perkins Hros., Co., mil.se 3. B0 Perkins Bros. Co 1.95 S. A. Stlnson, mdse 7.14 S. A. Stlnson, mdse 19. IB James Kueston, election services 4.00 W. K. Lennox, repairing well and pump at poor farm 8.60 Wm. merman, wood for Mrs. Foster . ,v. 4.00 D. C. Stlnson, house rent, Mrs. Foster 2.00 W. J. Manning, postage, etc.... 7.18 J. P. Rockwell, salary, etc 55.0(5 J. J. McAllister, first, second and third quarter salary, 1909 525.00 John O. Uachert, boarding pau- ?ers, to apply on rent of poor arm 50.00 Claims allowed on the county road fund: Chris Sorenson, road work $ 6T.75 Dan Hartnett, road work 87.25 Vernon Nelson, road work 15.75 John Flemming, road work 12.00 John Hobier, road work 7.50 James Horder, road work 24.00 L. H. Horder, road work ' 44.50 V. V. Blermann. road work 93.20 John Thacker, road work 157.50 Art Rymlll, road work 121.50 John Thacker, road work 233.75 Ait Rymlll, road work 60.75 Krnest Runge, road work 1.75 C. W. Dlckover, road work 1.75 Jacob Lass, road work 1.75 Charley Sundt. road work 3.00 John Sohn, road work 3.00 Joe Harnett, road work 3.00 Claims allowed on the road district fund: Frank Kennelly, road work Dis. No. 18 . 8.60 Arthur Burns, road work Dis. No. 18 10.00 Frank Leseberg, road work, Dis. No. 9 10.50 T. F. McGee, road work, Dis. No. 9 10.50 Louis Pedcrsen, road work, dis. No. 4 15.50 Herman Nelsen, road work, Dis. No. 4 21.00 IMck Skidmore, roud work, Dis. No. 6 16.45 Dick Skidmore, road work, Dis. No. 1 3.50 Dick Skidmore, road work, Dis. No. 5 3.80 , T. W. dribble, road work, Dis. No. 19 ,. . . . 7.00 1. V. Fisher, road work, Dis. No. 19 5.50 Claims allowed on the county bridge fund: Kd wards & Bradford Lumber Co., lumber, claim, 1253.33 245.27 Jensen Lumber Co., lumber.... 105.55 F.i I wards & Bradford Lumber Co., lumber 65.38 Moved that the county attorney ap peal the case. Martin llolmvlg vs. Da kota county, to the supremo court. Mo tion carried. The following bonds were approved by the board: J. P. Rockwell sheriff; George Wllklns, clerk of the district court. Board adjourned to meet December 18, 1909. W. L. ROSS, Clerk. THE WEST. As Keen ly Jacob Sides iuhI His Mother, Wlio Six-lit Several Months Touring tile I'aollie Const. Editor Herald Dear Sir; I have here a -brief write- up of our western trip, us I find this a wlso plan In answering Inquiries from friends hereabouts and far away. I have always had a great desire, as did mother, to see something of the far west ad our friends who reside there. We now feel gratified, having had a good opportunity tho pust sum mer to see and know what lies be yond the Rocky Mountains, but we were glad enought to return to good old Dakota county. We departed Thursday. July 1, on the Burlington, arriving at Crawford Neb., the following morning, where we spent two weeks visiting with mother's sisters, Mrs. Manley Wright, and Mrs. Lee Garner of Whitney, at which place Mr. Garner operates a general store and Is doing a thriving business, Mrs. Wright has a nice homo In Craw ford and is living a retired life. The western Nebraska and Dakota O. A. U. was held at Crawford from the 1st to the 5th of July, and there were great doings every day. Horse rucing, ball games and many other amusements. I wish to speak an ad ditional good word for Crawford In tho way of furnishing exceptionally good entertainment for a town of its size, while It also possesses a first class race track and ampltheatre During our stay here 1 saw a great deal of the surrounding country, which is settling up very rapidly. On Monday, July 19th, we proceed ed on our western journey, arriving at Billings, Mont., the same evening After a short stop we renewed our Journey for the night, arriving at Butte the following morning whe we got our first view of the rough mountainous country, which certain ly is a grand sight to one who has never seen mountains. After another day's traveling we arrived at our next stopping place, MpoKane. vvasii. we at once went to the home of Mrs. Dan Deljong (formerly of Sioux City, la.) with whom we had a lovely visit 'and were treated very kindly during our utoii in Spokane. To our notion Spo kane Is one of the best all around cities we visited during our trip. The fulls of the Spokane river, in the heart of the city. Is one of the most beautiful sights you can imagine, and the residences of the wealthy class are so Immense and beautiful that one can stop and admire them Mr Hours This citv possesses the best street car and iuterurbun system of any city we visited with the exception of 1is Angeles. The west Is so much more advanced in the operation and con struction of their street cars than here in the middle west that upon arriving home It was like riding a real Foye "gas-wagon." Spokane, like all other western tit les, Is quite thickly settled with east ern people. We learned that there were over thirty families from Ponca, Neb., located there within the past four years. We met Mr. und Mrs. Will Mlcksell, of Ponca, who were vis iting friends there while enrotite home from the Alaska-Youkon-Pacltlc expo sition. I spent a day nt Couer d' Alcne, a city of several thousand In habitants, which has a beautiful loca tion near Couer d'Alene Lake. This city Is said to be the seventh most beautiful city In the world. Near here are located the? famous Couer d'Alene mines and the large lumber mills which are tho mtln factor In making Spokane what she" Is, with all her wealth and beauty. We met sev eral of our Dakota county friends who, with their hospitality, added much in making our visit nt Spokane one to be remembered. They were: Mrs. Myra Fisher-Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Griff Jay, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bock, Mrs. Grace Burley. Mr. and Mrs. Sam uel Aughey, and Mr. and Mrs. John Learner, who are located about ten miles from Spokane. Tuesday, July 271 we left for Seat tle, arriving there the following day, where we spent a week or more tak ing in the Alaska-Youkon-Paciflc ex position. We also had a 'deasant vis It with Mrs. Grace Boulton-Duncan. Our next stop was at Enumciaw, Wash., wher Rasmus Chrlstlanson and family are now located and have a pleasant home. Mr. Chrlstianson's many Dakota county friends are glad to hear of his success. He moved with his family to Washington several years ago and has been very prosper ous. Enumciaw Is about thirty miles from Seattle and Is surrounded by a very rich farming country. The farm ers are of a very Industrious class of people. They possess their own creamery. Insurance company, can nery and general store, also have their own picnic grounds, dancing pavilllons and are very sociable. After spending a very enjoyable week here at the Christiansen home, we left MoYiday, August 9, arriving at Portland the same evening. We found the climate here delightful and the following day started out to take in the sights. We first visited Portland Heights where we got a fine view of the city and the surrounding country. Mt. Hood (elevation 11934) snow crowned and majestic. Is only 35 miles distant and looks much neujer. Mt. Rainer, Mt. Helens and Mt. Adams were also in plain view, tho varying in distance from 100 to 200 miles. On Wednesday we. went out to Forest Grove, a two hours' ride from Port land, where mother spent a day with her old schoolmate, Mrs. Watrous (nee Kate Fair). We found Mr. Mark Fair there enjoying good health and was pleased to see Dakota county friends. After returning to Portland we again started out to see the sights, this time by taking the observation car, which took us over the entire city, Stops were made at the most import ant places, some of which were Wll llamette Heights, Council Crest, City Park and the old Lewis and Clarke exposition grounds. Many buildings are still standing but we were admit ted to none except the Forestry build ing. Saturday we started for Long Beach, Wash., boarding a steamer at 1 p. m.. going down the Columbia river, "embarking -at -the- plaoe called M eerier at about 8 o clock and from here we had a 17-mlles car ride which landed us on rubber-neck-row at Long Beach. The next morning we proceeded out to the Hart rancn about two miles distant where we found them located in a fine, commod ious house and the surroundings ac cording. Harry was home over Sun day and thus we had a few hours social chat with him. Ho is in the, government service as civil engineer. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hart operate the ranch and Claude makes a first class rancher, too. Here nt Long Beach we got our first view of the Pacific ocean and I en joyed my first bath in Its roaring surf. Long Beach is well named as its beach for bathing and racing is unequaled for a distance of ten miles. We saw many interesting sights such as Northhoad light house and a wireless telegraph station, the working-of which was ex plained to us and was very' interest ing. From this station messages are received and sent as far as theliawai an Islands. We also visited one of the great salmon canneries and saw the way tons of salmon are placed in cans and cooked, then packed ready for shipment. Having had a delightful week's visit with the Harts; we returned to Port land regretting that we could not have stayed longer but as the steamer on which we were to leave left for San Francisco on Saturday, August 21, we were compelled to move on. Saturday morning we boarded tne steamer "State of California" leaving Portland at 9 o'clock and traveling all day down the Columbia. A short stop was made at Astoria and we set out upon the ocean and soon began noticing tho peculiar movement oi tne steamer, but nevertheless everybody was happy and we made many ac quaintances during the evening. Sun day morning about 5. o'clock we were awakened by someone halloeing "look at the whale," and upon reaching the deck we found ourselves passing through a school of these sea monsters which was certainly a great sight. They could be seen for miles out in ocean spurting water high in the air. Uuon reaching the breakfast table we noticed several vacancies and it wasn't many minutes until I was put on the "bum" list for the rest of the day. Mother held her place at the table and enjoyed the trip throughout. On Monday morning at 11 o clock, we passed through "Golden Gate." The scenery was fine and everybody was -Again feeling like themselves and glad t get foot on mother earth again. Here we found ourselves in the great city of San Francisco and our first de sire was to see tne effects of the eartn- quake. We visited Knot Hill and saw the ruins of the once beautiful resi dences. The city is fast building up again and is putting up better build? ings than those destroyed. We took an observation car which carried us through the most Interest ing putts of the city. Stops were made at the following places: Cliff House, Seal Rucks, luids End and Golden Gate Park. We also spent a day at Man Island, the naval station, and repair yards for the navy. We were on several of the battleships and two of the submarine torpedo boats in Astoria, which was quite a sight Among the other sights was one of the battleships captured from the Span lards at the buttle of Manila, and the old wooden battleship "Independence" which saw service In the Mediterran ean when thin country had trouble with the pirates in the '60s. The fol lowing day we were out to Hayward a two hour trolly ride from Oakland where we had a very pleasant visit with mm. Phillip Eckhart and family. On Thursday, August 26, we found ourselves among our old neighbors sod congenial friends, the Dibbles'. After taking dinner at the J). C. Dlb bio home we were tuken to the com moilious house of Will C. Dibble where we were treated most cordially during our three days' stop In Palo Alio. v were sorry to find Mrs. I). C. Dibble under the care of a nurse, but glad to note that she Is steadily improving from a very sick spell. Mr. Dibble, Miss Nellie Dibble ond Will C. Dibble and family were enjoying usual good health and wished to be remem bered to their Dakota county friends. Palo Alto Is a most beautiful place. being tho home of the great Stanford ,ir. university, which is a grand sight. Several of the buildings were reached by the earthquake, but are being re built. Among other Dakota county friends we met while here were: Dr. Edith Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Johnson, Max. Elsie and Mary Blllle, John Stlnson and Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson. Snturdny, August 28, we proceeded on our Journey, stopping at San Jose, where we spent several days with Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Johnson. Mr. An derson owns an "auto," and he was very liberal In Its use while we were there. One of tho most interesting places we saw during' our spins was at Alum Rock Park and Springs, where we had the pleasure of drinking all we wanted of the following min eral waters: Sulphur, soda. Iron, mag nesia and nrsnlc, and one of the very peculiar things we noticed was the magnesia, arsnlc and hot sulphur all flowing from the name rock but a few inches apart. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson have pur chased property in the popular resi dence district of San Jose, where they win Dunq a fine home the coming sum mer and make their future home. We had a pleasant visit at the Louis Rothford home. Mr. ltothford Is pro prietor of a barber college and Is do ing well. Wednesday evening, September 1, found us In the family circle of Rob ert Lapsley. Wednesday found Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fisher here. Well, we had one of those good old "Salem laughs" before retiring for the night. Mr. Lapsley has a fine homo and Is lo cated In the center of the richest fruit growing section of the Santa Clara valley, as Is also Henry Fisher, who now owns a fine home and prune ranch about two miles from the Lapsley ranch, adjoining the town of Morgan Hill. The picking and dipping, etc., of the prune crop was on and we took much Interest In learning the prune busi ness. We continued our visit at Ollroy (ten miles from Morgan Hill) with the following old friends of mother's: Mrs. Ella McQullken. Mr. and Mrs. Will Rush, Mr. and Mrs. Fae McQull ken, Mr. and Mrs. Ward Parmalee and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gould, who treat ed us very kindly and our visit to the Santa Clara valley will not soon he forgotten. One of the most Interesting signis we saw on our drives through the country surrounding Gilroy was ai tian Juan, about twelve miles dis tance, where we visited the old Ban- tlsta mission, founded In 1797. We were admitted through the old mis sion by paying a small admission, and a guide explained everything, which was very interesting. We noticed the tomb of Rev. Stephauste Tapis In the cnapei, wno was father of California missions. This old mission, like all other California missions, is very pe culiar In construction, the walls of which are composed of a clay mud and gravel with a coat of plaster-like sub stance on the outside. Tuesday, September 14. we left for Pacific Grove, accompanied by Mrs. Ella McQullken anil Jlcnry Fisher and wife. Upon our arrival were welcomed at the McQullken cottage and set out at once"Tof a. f iw days' outing on the shores of the Pacific,. The following clay we took In the seventeei-mlle drive, which trip contains tho most beautiful natural scenery I ever expect to see. - One Incident well worth men tioning was a cluster of cypress trees. the only cypress grove of natural growth outsldo of the Holy lands. We stopped occasionally and gath ered many pretty shells and stones along the ocean shore, which was very amusing, as the surf was continually chaslug some of us, and at times beat ing us there. I was fortunate In se curing a star fish, which 1 cured and now have among my "pick ups." Dur ing our stay here one of our main sports was bathing. Which was enjoyed oy notn young and old. We also vis ited the old city of Monterey, adjoin in" Pacific Grove, which contains many old historical buildings, such as custom house, first wooden building nunt in California and the old Santa Carlos mission. While here mother called at the Charley Eckhart home, and found them well pleased to see an old friend from Dakota county. Among old rrienas greeting us during our stay at Pacific Grove were Mr. and Mrs. McQullken, Mrs. Eva Preston and Mr. and Mrs. John Paul. Our next ston was at the beautiful city of Los Angeles. Flowers, shrubs and palm trees of endless variety grow in prorusion in all the parks and resi dence districts, which added beauty and charm to the place. While here we round more old Dakota county friends, namely: Mr. and Mrs. David Meyers, Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Fritz, Mr. L. L. Bates, Miss Ida Leis, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Fritz and W. A. Dean, for merly of Sioux City, and through their kindness and hospitality we enjoved our visit in the city very much. I,os Angeles has a large number of fine oaining resorts of which we thought Long Beach to be the most attractive. While here we called at the Wallace Long home. We saw the skeleton of a whale mounted In the basement of the library building, the dimensions of which were, length, 68 feet; diame ter, 12 feet; Juv bone, 16 feet; weight, 48 tons when alive. Before returning to Los Angeles we went to San Pedro, where we spent the day with Mrs. K. W. Frazler, who Is now nicely located in her fine new home. On Friday, September 24, we left for Los Angeles over the S. P. L. A. & S. L. R. H., and after forty hours' ride through noth ing but desert we landed In Salt Ixike City. We at first thought tho Mormon city to be a very strange place, as the streets were so very broad, and every thing seemed to be different from any other city we had visited on our trip so far, but the longer we stayed and got acquainted with the city the better we liked it. The chief Interest to the visitor of Salt Lake City centers about tho great Mormon temple. The "Tem ple Block," situated in the very heart of the city, is a ten-acre square, sur rounded by a stone wall twelve feet high and three feet thick. Gates on each of the four Hides are open to visit ors certain hours every day during the week. We were told that more than 150.000 visitors were entertained here each year. On Monday we Joined a large crowd to see and learn of the Mormon people. We first visited the AKsembly Hull, which occupies the southwest corner of the grounds. It is 68 feet by 120 feet In dimensions, with a seating capacity of about 2,500, is used for religious services, Including German and Scandinavian meetings, and also public lectures and concerts, for which the Tabernacle would be larger than necessary. As we passed from the Assembly Hall we were re freshed with tho fragrance and beauty of the foliage and well kept flower beds. After entering the Tabernacle we found ourselves near the pulpits and almost at the base of the re-nowne-t organ. We were first Impress, ed by the plainness of the building, but us we viewed thu long rows of scats and tremendous arched celling, the vastnessof the place grew upon us. The Tabernacle is feet long by 160 feet wide and 80 feet In height, and comfortably seats 8,000 people. This self-supportltig wooden roof Is certainly a remarkable work of engi neering. It rests upon pillars built or rock which stand twelve feci apart, and -support the wooden arches, ten feet In thickness arm spanning the lf0 feet. One of the remarkable things about Its construction Is there being no nails cir Iron of any kind used In the' frame work. Our guide, wishing to Il lustrate the sounding properties of the building led us through the long gal lery to the end farthest from the or gan. At lta distance or zmi reel our attention was called to the dropping of a pin and whispering, both of which we heard distinctly, r nun the iatier nacle we were taken to n position from which we had an excellent view of the temple, a massive granite ittruc ture. The temple Is 186 feet long and 99 feet wide; Its greatest height being 222 feet. Visitors are never admitted to the temple. The guide Informed us that only members of the Mormon church of good standing were admit ted, and that tt was to them a holy place devoted to sacred ordinances. After leaving tne temple grounds we visited the following places of In terest: The Roe Hive and Zlon Houses, former residences of Brlgham Young, Eagle Gate, itiigham Youngs monument, the old Salt Loke theater and Brlgham Young's grave. One oth er -rent sight and pleasure while hero was a trip to Salt Air Beach on Salt Lake, a distance of thirteen miles, where wo went in bathing, or floating. and had a great time keeping feet down and head up. We had great fun and enjoyed the day very much. Including our visit to salt Lake City we heard President Taft speak In the Tabernacle, after which we saw the "living flag," composed of 1,500 school children dressed In the' national colors, which was certainly a great sight. After leaving Salt Lake City we wound our way through the Rockies, where we viewed some of the earth's most beautiful scenery. On September 29 we arrived In Colorado Springs, the gateway to the Pike's Peak region, and many more scenic attractions. Here we found a most delightful place, which Is principally a health and pleasure resort and a city of beau tiful homes. Some of the points of interest we visited while here were the Garden of the Gods, composed of curious rock formations; Gateway Rocks (330 feet high), Cathedral Spires, Balanced Rock, Steamboat Rock and Mushroom Park, which gets Its name from the rock formations. Our guldo drove up to Glen Eyrie, where we found rock formations sim ilar to those in the Garden of the Gods. Mayor Domo and Echo Rocks deserve mentioning. From here we passed through Manitou. which is lo cated at the base of Pike's Peak. We stopped here and got a drink from the Soda Springs, and then continued our journey through the beautiful Will lams Canons and Ute Pass to the Cave of the Winds, which Is one of the great miracles of the mountains of Colorado. The cave was electric lighted and was a most interesting underground trip. From hero we drove to South Chey enne Canon, Rock Walls, 1,200 feet high, and many interesting features, including the famous Seven Falls. It was here that Helen Hunt Jackson wrote her popular Indian novel "lta mona," one of her best Known works. We returned to Colorado Springs, which ended our pleasant day s drive The following da? we took In th "Cripple Creek Trip," which extends through the heart of the Rockies to the famous Cripple Creek mining dis trict, a distance of 4 5 miles, from Colo rado Springs. The sights along the way are na ture's most gorgeous mountuln and canon scenery. Upon entering the great gold cafp Upon entering the great gold camp our attention was called from beau After a stop of two hours seeing a lit tle of mining life, we returned to Colo rado Springs. Our next stop was at Denver, where wo spent a day In seeing the city by "auto." Denver Is an up-to-date city, and we liked the place very much. We Journeyed homeward, topping at Lin coln, .where we spent Sunday at the home of Joseph Sides. The next day we left for Omaha, when- we spent several days visiting friends and tak ing in the Ak-Sar-lien. This conclud ed our three months trip of continued pleasure. Thursday, October 7. found us once more at "Home, Sweet Home," and to say we Were glad only half ex presses it. Yours sincerely, JACOB SIDES. HujiiiK lSufTulo on the Hoof. How many buffalo remain of all the mighty hosts that wfthln the mem ory of living man roamed the great plains? It is difficult to give exact statistics. Three years ago, a state ment from Washington gave the to tal number of North American buffa lo at 1404, a conservative estimate at that time. The largest band In the United States is the Corbln herd, belonging to the Austin Corbln estate of Newport, N. H. This 170 head has a range of forty squure miles In lilue Mountain Forest, where they fend for themselves for seven months of the year. The experi ence of of finding their own summer living in a comparatively cold climate has mude sturdy Individuals of this herd, which some eighteen years ago bad its origin in a nucleus of thirty head. In addtlon to the thoroughbreds, there are In the United Stutes about 250 hybrids, the outcome of tho exper iments of amateur Hurbank -bison breeders throughout the country. Agnes Deans Cameron In The Decem ber Pacific Monhtly. Vliysloul Culture for DcciiiImt. "Prince Hagen," a novel vividly por traying some rarely-discussed aspects of modern life, begins in December Physical Culture, and llernarr Mar fadden, editor of the magazine, is to be congratulated on securing the rights to publish this remarkable se rial. The story is of a nature t. fur nish food for thought and amusement for both the grave and the gay. "Football us a Rullder of Hody and l'niln," und the "Splendid Influence of the Turnvereln" are two Interesting discussions of the work of widely dif fering classes of athletic organizations. Hy the publication of "The Peanut Diet for Strength Huildlng" cheek by Jowl with a strong preachment on be half of the "Reef and Hot Water Diet for Ciyisunptlon," Physical Culture Illustrates the breadth of the field of study opened up by modern Investiga tions of health bulldimr and diet. Ad ditional contributions In this number are llernarr Maofadden's discussion of "The Cause of Disease," "Physical Cul ture Popular in Society," "My Physical Culture Ilaby," "The Distortion of the Human Foot," "An Kxperlrnent In Cooking" and many other interesting articles. Woman' Homo ('oiiiMiiiloit for IV-i-ciiiIht. The artistic features of this Ihsuo are striking. A full page oalntlng of the Minimum by Louise Cox, a delightful full page Child Painting In colors by Jessie Wilcox Smith, two panes of profusely III ust rated humorous verse hy James Wliltcoinb Riley, uml an amusing story In pictures, "Their Christmas Visit Home." There Is good. Christmassy fiction In this Issue by Myra Kelly, Zona Gale, Hulbort Footner and John I). Barry. There Is a serial by Katherlne Holland Brown, and a detective story by Anna Katharine Green, which proves once more this writer's gctilus for novel and intricate plots. 1 he glamour that surrounds nil queens Is particularly strong about the supposedly romantic queen of Italy. That glamour fades awav before the trenchant pen of Kellogg Durland, who calls her the most unpopular queen of Europe. Cincinnati Is a happy city -accord ing to Woman's Home Companion. In vestigators have gone there to live. and they tell In this Christmas Issue why Cincinnati Is a fine American city. 1 his is the second of a series of articles on American cities, and Is In vivid con trast to last month's article on Pitts burgh. Lyman Abbott has a Christmas talk and there are more of Edward Ever ett Hale's delightful Remlnlscenses. This issue Is essentially a Christmas one, and Is tilled with new Ideas for Christmas embroidery, Christmas dec orations, Christmas festivities and Christmas cooking. The regular departments appear as usual, but most of these arc bigger than In any other month. DAWDLER BOUND TO FAIL. Wanting; Two llunre m Dsy Menus I.oelnir One Year In Kvrrjr Twelve Dawdling g one of the chief Bins of men and women that fall, says the San Francisco Bulletin. There arc only twenty-four hours In the day, and !t Is possible to dawdle away five or six of them while hardly noticing It. The dawdler commences In the morn ing before he geU up. His alarm clock rings at 6 o'clock and that la , the hour at which he ought to rise. Hut he lies abed, stealing catnaps, for a Quarter of an hour, and then Jumps up In a hurry and proceeds to dress. It was Just as hard to leave the bed at 6:15 as tt would have been at 6, and the result of the loitering has been the loss of fifteen minutes out of tbe day. Remembering that he U lute, the dawdler pulls on his first garments In a great hurry, but his pare soon slackens. He yawns and stretches himself and spends half or three-quar ters of an hour in his ablutions, shav ing and attiring. At breakfast ho reads the paper leisurely, and the meal takes up another half hour. Then he leaves the houae to so to his office, where he arrives thirty minutes later than he ought. Although late, he does not plunge briskly into his work. There are sev eral other papers to glance through and over these he wastes the major portion of an hour. And when, at length, he lays aside the papers ami turns to his. duties he does not keep at them assiduously, Thrift Is not an Egyptian mystery known only to a few favored Initiates. Everybody sees In what thrift consists, but not everybody having the knowl edge puts It Into practice. By dawdling two hours a day, one wastes a twelfth of his entire life. One month out of the year, one year out of twelve, goa for nothing. This waste, remember, Is In addition to all holidays and vacations. What man. having his way to make In the world, can afford to drop a month out of hla year? What man can afford, at the end of every eleven years to, cease all work for a twelve month? Dawdling wastes time In small portions, but the total loss Is enormoiis and costly. DUBLIN JARVIES. The llnppj- Hit I.im-I. fluckiuen of the IrlMb Metropolis, Tho Dublin jarvies are not what you would call good whips. They drive, Ks unladylike people say, like the divil; Ihcy cut around corners featly enouRh and go slashing up heartbreaking hills, but nine out of ten of them drive with a loose rein. They talk to the fare, and the little horse runs on, do ing the best he can and following his own dauntless will. I lay no fault upon the Jarvy. The Irish horse shares Paddy's grngh for Independ ence. Of hkn, too, It may he mild that ho serves without servility. The Jarvy light hearted lad, lie he young or old gains in the run of the days an average or 6 shillings. The fares are Jolly cheap. For a "set down" within the boundary tho charge for two perfcna between 1) a. m. and 10 p. ?n. Is only sixpence. By time the charges are one and six ,an hour, with an added sixpence for each suc ceeding hour. Still the Jarvy does fairly well. Barney, who la not better than the others, took nie to his home. It was In Spring Gardens, where there are rows upon rows of neat little red brick cottages, with gardens and sta bles. They rent at 20 a year. Own ing his car as he doos, Barney pays no car rent to any one, and if he drives Lawler's mare 'tis more for love than profit. Year In and year out he puts by a bit, for the "cliildnr, God bless 'ern!" are growing and will have need of education. In his smart little home, with his smart little wife, there are unluckler men than he. "If 'twere not for the fthtln'," Bays Mrs. O'Uea, "a better man than Barney icver pulled a shirt over his head." Harney, It seems, believes that aui 'losiUes should be cultivated. Being a ;ood man with his handn and blithe md gay in battle, he colors the week's jnd with Hot. Vance Thompson In i)ut.infir. There' a llraaon. In a Sheffield school the children were asked to como prepared with the meaning of the word "bachelor" for the next lesson. This was one little girl's confident definition; "A bachelor is a very huppy man." Tho tetic her wapteil to know more. How did tho little girl know that? "Father told niu so." Tid-Iilts. Mi vt NEBRASKA . News of the Week - in Concise Form vjt jv vj ; 4 vj-j vi j j vv x lU'ILT IN TIIK XIG1IT. Telephone t'mniMniy lut Wlrrw Tlirough St. lnl After Midnight. A big force of men was rushed to ft. Paul Saturday to build a telephone line through the city. The hurried ac tion was taken to prevent a possible Injunction. The Nebraska Telephone company originally "wired" St. Paul." Some years ago It sold to the Howard Coun ty Telephone company, reserving, how ever, the right to have a long distance wire on tho pole line and to maintain an office for long distance work. Ue cently the York Telephone company bought a controlling Interest in the Howard County company, hs it did In the Grand Island Independent Tele phono company and there Is some doubt as to tho eventual shutting out York county of the Bell company. Sat- urday night fifty men were quietly shipped out of Orand Island to Ht. Paul, where work on the construction of a new line was begun ut midnight and finished Sunday. The municipal ity offered no resistance. NOKM.YL. SCHOOL, IMtKSlDKNT. l 8. Conn, of Columbus, lo He I lend of Wayne School. It Is stated upon good authority that Prof. IT. s. Conn, of Columbus. Is slated to become president of the Wayne normal school after Us pur chase by the state. Conn was an In structor In the college , for thirteen years. Gov. Shallenbergrr has been s.ked to appoint Phil Kohl, of Wayne, us a member of the state normal board to succeed S. F. Hayes, of Alliance, whose term expires the first of the year Thomas Kawlings. of Wakefield, for mer regent of the state university, has also been suggested for the place. The purchase of the college by the state will figure In the Wayne city election next spring on the saloon question and will aid the prohibition ists. All other towns in the state, Where state normals are located, ure "dry." 1 hoi nlM'vg Admitted (o ltall. Judge Welch was at Nellgh to hear the case wherein F. M. Thomberg, through his attorneys, petitioned to be released on ball pending his trial in the district court on a charge of Hhoitt Ing and killing A. O. Huknw, After healing the arguments the Judge de cided that Justice would not be violat ed by admitting the prisoner to 'hurl and the bond was fixed at $7,500. Cull Aid lo Sic k ln( her. The wild outcry of children In the Shankluun lunch room at Bridgeport attracted passersby mid 011 Investiga tion it was found that Mrs. Shunkmun was In a critical condition. She soon recovered. ilr husband, John Shankman, disappeared a few days ago and she feared ho had deserted her ind the children. New AiMlntei'N, Charles Fills, of Tecumseh. has been appointed adjutant ut the Soldiers' home at Grand Island in place of Joe Met J raw, who talked about his chief, and was let out. W. T. t'utt, of Fair mont, has been appointed physician at the Hastings asylum in place of Dr. Swlgert. who resigned to resume his practice at Hastings. Wyniwv Officer It oved. Dennis Hatch, for some time night watchman at Wyniore, has been re moved by Mayor Ftawlings because the merchants complained that were not receiving the proper protec tion ugalnst thieves. Harney Schla gen has been appointed as his success or. llaiiK-rs 'ot Amenable lo Statute. According to a decision by Police Judge Crawford at Omaha, barbers are not "common laborers" und sre therefore not amenable to the Sunduy labor luws. Fifteen barbers had been prosecuted for pursuing their culling on Sunduy, and their defense was thut their work Is a "profession." Governor Sells to Stale. The state farm through Uegent Coupland, a special committee with power to act, has bought of Gov. Khal lenbergor four shorthorns, paying therefor $1,040. The animals will be used for instruction purposes. Constance Without Station. John Johns, of Constance, failed to get a depot In his would-be town, the state railroad commission deciding that It was too close to Crofton und Fordyce. Georgo Crawford, a pioneer citizen, ,lied ut his farm east of Lyons, aged 75 years. He leaves seven grown up children, two daughters und five son.-). I'iro at I'nllcrtoii. Fire was discoveied In Frank Leach's shoe and furnishing titore at Fullerton. It had gained such head way that It was Impossible to check the flames until tho entire inside was burned What goods were not de stroyed by flro were Injured by water. Mr. Dcuch held un lnsuranco of $4,000 on tho stock, while the building, own ed by James Ixiughran, was damaged to the extent of at leujit $1,000, with no insurance, 'i'V'TI STATE NEVJS 55 B ft 4s ?p 77' 1 c 1-4 7 li TI.CI MSI.II MAN KII.I,i:i. Iku'M Iilfe W hile HoMInrl Ixnidcd Gufc Killing a Ktmnvtuy. John Mandery, a former snloon keeper of Tecumseh, wa accidentally killed by the discharge of a shotgun which he had between his legs, At tho team he was driving tried to run away. fiandry had been camping about fourteen miles south of Tecumseh with his 10-yenr old son and was re turning to enmp when the team ran' away. The gun wa3 discharged and tore u hole in his side, some of the shot entering his face. The team ran all the way to the camp where the boy caught the horses and hurried them buck to town with his father. He lived for about an hour, He leaves a wifo and six children. SHOOTS WIFE ANI SF.IiF. Both Victims of Nebraska Trngedj Fntally Injured. Fred T. Robinson went to Beatrice from Lincoln and going to the home of his father-in-law, nhot his wife, ' who was visiting there, and then shot himself. Both Hoblnson and his wife were taken to the hospital. Both are probably fatally hurt. So far as is known there had been no quarrel between the two, and ' friends of Robinson say he has shown Blgns of being mentally unbalanced. Recently he wrote to the chief of po lice that the "black hand" was a.fter himself and family. Three' Towns After Schools. Secretary Graham of the defunc, normal board has sent to Secretary Ludden of the regular board the pro posals of the towns of Crawford and Gorden for the new normal school to be located by the board. These towns filed their proposals with the new board, while Alliance filed Its propos al with tho old board. So far these three towns are the -only ones in the state which have bid for the new school. "Editor Williams Accused? x , Pontofflce Inspector I A. Thomp son, end Deputy United States Mar shal Proctor took W. r Williams, editor of the Blair Tribune, before United States Commissioner Slnghaus at Tekamah recently, and charged him with using obscene language In one of the Issues of his paper. Ho was bound oyer to the federal grand Jury. Old Slough Proves Mlut. James Brink, who leased what Is known as "musk rat slough," lying north of Lyons, now astonishes the people when it comes to raking in the shock les for his leasehold. Already he hn taken over 600 muskrats from the slough, for which he was offered -'7 cents by. an Omaha man and'ref us ed to take less than 30 cents. OiiiiiIiu'h Religious Census. The people of Omaha have stood up atid have been counted for or aguinst Chris. As a result hey now know where they are au in reference to religious matters. Of the 145,000 found, 131,150, or about 90 per cent, have religious preferences, ,. Two Men Cleared of Cliargo. ' 1 After the preliminary hearing at Lexington which lasted three days, the defendants in the case of the state against Earl York and George L. Watson were discharged for the rea son the evidence was Insufficient to warrant binding them over to the dis trict court o na charge of cattle steal ing. -Mrs, Morton to Europe. Mrs. Joy Morton has closed hei home .Arbor Lodge, at Nebraska City. and gone to Europe to spend the win ter in the hope of benefitting her health, which has been very poor for several years. Election for Garden County. Governor Shullenberger has Issued a proclamation calling an election In the new county of Garden to be held January 10. At the election the lo cation of a county seat shall be de termined and the county officers chosen. Omuliii Girl Weds Cliinamuji. Leo Lung, proprietor of the Chin ese restaurant in Gran Island, and Miss Lulu Amsler, a white girl of Omaha, were married in Cheyenne recently. Omaha Man Ends Lire. Suffering from a severe illness, J. R. Alderson of Omaha, cut hla throat with a razor und was dead before medlcul aid could reach him. Robbers Frlghtem-d Away. Robbers entered the store of Julius Neuman & Co., at Wymore but were frightened away without securing any thing of value. Central City Puin-ra Chungc. A change has taken place among the newspapers of Central City, Fitch Bros, selling their publication to Will Rice, who will consolidate tt with his paper, the Republican, under the tiume of the Republican and Record.