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W. W. SANDERS, Prop. NEMAHA, NEBRASKA Grand achievements tlLlo of nobility. alone glvo The comior can fast -10 days and the eagle 2S days. Love may bo a novel antidote for the divorce evil, but It ought to be tried. There ought to bo boiiio good way to get rid of the anonymous letter writer. "A bashful lover Is much to bo pitied," says n KniiBus exchange. More than tho.glrl? United States sub'-treasuries are bo coining noted chlelly for losing money in a way that no one can discover. There are men who "VllTligreo with the Cairo minister that kissing is a source of great danger. Often It leads to marriage. Now they are having a severe drought in Jamaica. About tho only thing the Jamaicans have to be thank ful for Is tho loss of Swettenhain. A Texas judgo rules that a tablo fork is not a deadly weapon. Wo bellcvo that in Texas tho fork is re garded as merely a useless ornament, anyhow. We aro glad that Mark Twain Is coming back to a country whoro it will not be necessary for him to make negligee journeys to a bathroom across tho street. Always havo "From Mothor" In scribed In your watch. Soft-hearted burglars returned a tlmopicco they had stolen because those words wore carved In the case. In their dealings with Mark Twain tho British were foxy. They were so good to hltn that he will bo restrained from mentioning tho funny things ho observed whllo abroad. An English censor of American cus toms says that wo do not sit down gracefully. Probably wo contracted tho habit, when wo had to sit down very hard on England a couple of times. Cock partridges aro caught on Fronch shootings Uy means of a trap that closes on tho ontranco of a bird, tho lure boiug a mirror in which it 3003 lta own rollectlon, which it Is anxious to attack. American childron havo boon in dicted on four counts by tho National Educational association. That may bo all thoy uro guilty of, but tho aver ago man couiu rrnmo up ton or a dozen oounta against tho boy noxt door. Tho Canadian census bureau has figures to Bhow that within six yoars Canada'B lucroaso in population has boon 1,133,585. Many of those now eltizons have como from tho Unitod States and form a desirable olomont of tho population, whoroforo Canada is glad. King Edward is reported to bo lead ing a more strenuous llfo than eithor Proeldont Roosovolt or Emporor Wil liam. But this roport bears all tho earmarks entitling It to bo classed among mo naturo laRes. No man could possibly load such a strenuous life as this roport Indicates and havo It inaudiblo to the nakod oyc. The oarl of Easton, a British colo- nol, says that tho only way to abolish war Is to abollBh uni forms, on tho thoory that, "Man ardontly dealros a uniform; woman ardently admires It." Possibly the end could bo attained by making mil itary uniforms unattractive, and thoso of pacific organizations moro gor geous. JuBt ns Tho Hague conference as sembled It was announced that Franco and Groat Britain had entored into agreement with Spain to maintain tho .status quo In tho Mediterranean. This means that Franco shall bo unmolest ed In Algiers, that England Bhall havo Its way In Egypt, and that tho sltua- lion in Morocco biimi remain un- cnangea. tho nrrangoment, Bays Youth's Companion, Is a practical proof of tho peaceful disposition of the powers concorned, and an expres sion in deed of tho spirit behind tho peaco conference. Torpedoes aro commonly supposed to bo a means of destroying vessels. An incident in Algerian waters gooB to show that thoy can bo used to savo snips, iro broke out in a British steamer, which was In a fair way to bo destroyed until some ono thought of towing her out Into tho roadstead, whoro alio was torpodood a.ud sunk In shallow water. Tho Hames wero promptly extinguished, and ns tho vossol can easily bo raised it was monoy In tho pockets of tho owners to havo her blown up instead of burned up. The Tell Talc Voice. "If you want to tell whether or not the innn you nre talking to Is telling the truth don't look him in the eyes," said a Denver bank toller to some friends. "It Is the voice, when you don't look at tho eyes, that tells you whether tho other fellow is lying. We use tho system frequently in the bank. A man will come In to tell us some business talc. Wo look at his feet or his hands or his knees, but never In Ills eyes. If he's telling tho truth his volco will brt linn and straightforward, and the absence of your gazo In his eyes will not affect It. Hut If he's lying he'll bo confused by your ac tion, nnd his volco will tremble; he'll hem and haw, and clear his throat. You may rest assured then that he's stringing you." THE NEW YORK LIFE'S PROGRAM. Economy, Publicity and the Paramount Interest of Policyholders. Prosldeut KIngBley, of tho Now York Life Insuranco Company, Bays, In nn address to tho policyholders, that his plan of administration In volves these points: "First: Strict economy: second, tho widost, fairest and fullest public ity; third, tho contlnuanco of tho Now York Llfo as a world-wido Institution; fourth, such an amount of now busi ness undor tho law as wo can socure whllo practicing lntolllgont economy, and enforcing tho idea that tho Inter est of tho policy-holder Is paramount" SPAIN FAR BEHIND NATIONS. Illiteracy Prevails There to a Most Amazing Extent. Of tho . 20,000,000 people inhabiting Spain, only about 35 per cent, can read and write; another two and one- half per cent, of the population can read without being able to write, but tho remaining G2V& per cent, are ab solute Illiterates. In tho south of Spain it is Impossible to get a serv ant who can read and write, and ninny of tho postmen are unable to tell to whom tho letters they carry aro addressed. They bring a bun dle of letters to a houso and tho owner looks through them and takes those which aro (or which ho thinks are) nddrcsscd to him. Tho Spanish postmen aro not paid by tho state; the recipient of tho letters havo to remunerate them according to tho amount of their correspondence, and each letter costs tho addresseo nt least ono cent. It Is a joke among tho easy-going Spaniards that he who treats tho postmen best receives tho most letters whether they aro in tended for him or not. Queer Idea of Enjoyment. Dr. Juliet Severance writes in tho Vegetarian Magazine: "I am often reminded of a clinic case brought before tho class when I was in medical college in 1S5S. Tho man had gout and rhoumatism, both tho smnll and largo joints being Im movable, and his suffering was severe. Dr. II. T. Trail, professor of theory and practice, was explaining to us tho im portance of a very strict and abstemi ous diet. Tho poor fellow tried vainly to turn his head, and grunted out: 'I can't go that; I want to enjoy llfo whllo I do livo.'" Tho affection of too many wives Is of tho cold-storage brand. SOAKED IN COFFEE Until Too Stiff to Bend Over. "When I drunk coffeo I often had sick headaches, nervousness and bil iousness much of tho time, but when I went to visit u friend I got in the habit of drinking Postum. "I gave up coffee entirely nnd tho re buU has been that 1 have been entire ly relieved of all my stomach and ner vous trouble. "My mothor was just tho same way. Wo all drink Postum now, and with out coffee in tho houso for 2 years, wo are all well. "A neighbor of mine, a great coffeo drinker, was troubled with pains in her side for years and was an invalid. Sho was not able to do her work and could not oven mend clothes or do any thing at all where sho would havo to bend forward. If sho tried- to do a littlo hard work sho would get such pains that sho would havo to Ho down for tho rest of tho day. "At last I persuaded her to stop drinking coffeo and try Postum Food Coffeo and sho did so and lias used Postum over since; tho' result has been that sho can now do her work, can sit for a whole day and mend and can sow on tho machine and sho never feels tho least bit of pain in her sldo, in fact, sho has got well and It shows coffeo was tho causo of tho wholo trou ble. "I could also tell you about sovoral other neighbors who havo been cured by quitting coffeo and using Postum in its place." "There's a Reason." Look in pkg. for tho famous littlo book, "Tho Road to Wollvllle." BIG FINE PUT ON STANDARD OIL COMPANY MULCT ED IN SUM OF $29,240,000. THE PENALTY FOR REBATING Federal Judge Kcnesaw M. Landls Imposes the Maximum Amount, and Declares the Evidence Is Absolutely Plain. Under the seven Indictments still pending against the Standard Oil com pany an additional fine amounting to $88,440,000 may be levied against the company, if It is found guilty on trial. There are In these seven indictments a total of 4,422 counts. Judge Kcnesaw M. Lnndis in the United Stntes district court at Chi cago, lined the Standard Oil company of Indiana $2!),210,000 for violations of tho law against accepting rebates from railroads. The line is tho largest over assessed against any individuals or any corporation in tho history of American criminal jurisprudence, and is slightly more than 131 times as great as the amount received by tho company through Us rebating opera tions.. The case will be carried to tho higher courts by the defendant com pany. Tho penalty imposed upon tho com pany is the maximum permitted under the law, and it was announced at tho end of a long opinion, in which the methods and practices of the Standard Oil company wero mercilessly scored. Tho judge, In fact, declared in his opinion that tho oillcials of tho Stand ard Oil company who were responsible for tho practices of which the corpora tlon was found guilty were no better than counterfeiters and thieves, his exact languoge being: "We may as well look at this situa tion squarely. The men who thus de liberately violate this law wrong socie ty mora deeply than does he Who counterfeits the coins or steals letters from the mail." Judge Landls commenced reading his decision at 10 o'clock, and occupied about one hour in lis delivery. Mo reviewed tho facts in the case, took up tho arguments of the attorneys for the defense and answered them and then passed judgment upon tho company, which he declared violated the law for the solo purpose of swelling its divi dends. The court held that tho rail roads have no more right to make a secret rate for a shipper than a board of assessors would havo to make a secret assessment on any particular piece of property. Tho court expressed regret that tho law failed to provide more serious punishment than a line, but insisted that the penalty should be sufficiently largo to act as a deterrent and not of such size as to encourage tho dcfe-iv dant to persist in lawlessness. At the conclusion of his opinion, and after announcing the amount of the line Judge Landls directed that a spe cial grand jury bo called for tho pur poso of Inquiring into the acts of the Chicago & Alton company, It having been proved in the case just closed that the oil company accepted rebates from that corporation. This jury is summoned for August 14. Tho decision of Judge Landls aroused almost as much public interest as did the prcsonce of John D. Rocke feller and other oillcials of the Stand ard Oil company in tho court room on July G. The crush was so great that a large force of deputy marshals had much difficulty in controlling tho crowd that was anxious to force its way into tho court room. Will Find Who Is Mayor. Application for a writ of mandamus to compel Auditor Horton to recog nlzo tho authority of Mayor Taylor and tho validity of his appointments was made to the supreme court of California by Harry G. McKannay, secrotary to Mayor Taylor. Tho su preme court justices have signified that they will give tho matter immo dlato consideration and a definite an swer mav bo had soon. This action will dotc-rmino tho legality of Dr. Tny lor's selection as mayor. Crushed in Elevator Pit. Harold Thomas, aged sixteen, oleva tor conductor in the Brown black Omaha, was crushed undorneuth his elevator and died a few hours later from tho olfects. Tho boy had steppec into the pit for some purpose when tho car started downward and before ho could got out ho was pinned In be tweon tho car and tho lloor of tho pit MUST REFORM NEW MEXICO. President Roosevelt Sent to Philip pines for a man to Do It and Per sonally Told Him How. Oystor Bay, N. Y Radical re forms in tho territorial government of Now Moxico aroto bo inaugurated upon tho arrival lu'Santa Fo of Gov ornor George Curry, who has just re turned from the Philippines to assumo that office. President Roosevelt con ferred with Governor Curry for two lours Wednesday and sent him on his way thoroughly imbued with tho necessity of ruling with an iron hand until tho alleged tangle of intrigue nnd graft In New Mexico had been stralghtonod out. "Cloan government is what tho president wants." said Governor Cur ry on leaving Oystor Bay, "and that is what I shall do my best to ostab- llsh." Judge Rodoy told tho president that ! tho tax valuation in New Mexico has 1 boon outrageously juggled by the rail- ! road and mining Interests. Ho claims mat trie vaiuo oi ono mine is equal to tho tax assessment for tho whole tor- I ritory and that tho actual valuation of tho railroads in tho territory moro than double the entire tax valuation of all property. Judge Kent, whoso friendship with tho prosidont dates back to their col logo days, said his visit was entirely oi a social character. An All-Night Police Court. Now York, N. Y. There will bo no moro languishing in cells on a desk lieutenant's say so, or premiums paid to professional bondsmen on trumpod-up arrest cases In this city. From now on tho policeman who makes an arrest at any hour of the day or night will havo to bring his prisonor immediately before a magis trate. Now York's first all-night police court was opened Thursday evening when Judge Whitman, formally nm nounced that the night shift of justico was ready for buslnoss. The Magllls Indicted. Clinton, Illinois. The grand jury which has been investigating in to the death of Mrs. Pet Magill, tho first wife of Fred Magill,- who, with his second wife, is in jail here, hav ing been brought back from Califor nia to answer to tho charge of having caused the death of Mrs. Pet Ma gill, Friday returned one indictment against Magill and one indictment against Mrs. Fay Graham Magill. The indictments were exactly alike, each containing six distinct counts. Education Causes Unrest. Chautauqua, Now York. Bishop Henry C. Potter of tho Protestant Episcopal church of New York spoko on "Tho Church and Social Unrest" here Friday. The causes of tho social unrest of the country Bishop Potter said aro 'popular education, the in- dustrlal revolution and extravagance in expenses. He declared that thero can bo no moro righteous arraignment of the church today than upon its indifference to tho physical, mental and social needs of the working peo ple. Made Profit of 2100 Per Cent. Beach Haven, Now Jersey. Tho Pennsylvania Capital commission Fri day made public certain papers which show that John R. Sanderson of Phila delphia, tho contractor for most of tho furnishings and decorations for tho buildings, paid tho various sub-con tractors who did tho painting 12 cents a square foot and that he had collect ed from the state $2.52. a square foot for the same. Ho received in payment more than $700,000 and tho profits wero about 2100 per cent. Missouri Pacific Indicted. Jefferson City, Missouri. Seven indictments ngalnst the Missouri Pacific Railway company for failure to oporato trains on the Bagnell branch, running from Jefforson City to Bag nell, Mo., wero mado public here Fri day. The indictments wore returned by the Colo county grand Jury and aro based 6n tho state law which requires railroadB to oporato at least ono train each day over all lines. Meeting Morocco Situation. Paris, France. Tho French and Spanish governments aro acting in concort and with great promptness to moet tho situation that has arisen in Morocco. A war ship of each of these powers is now in tho harbor of Casa Blanca, and threo Fronch and one Spanish man of war aro on tho way to Morocco. The Cause of Race Suicide. Chautauqua, N. Y. John Grti ham Brooks, author-socialist of Boston, believes tho cost of living to ho tho chief cause of race suieffle, according to nn address he mado at the Chautauqua assembly. New Cable to Colon. Now York. Tho new direct cablo from New York to Colon, Pana ma, was opened for buslnoss Thursday by tho Central and South Amorlcau Cable company. ROAD IS OUTLAW LICENSE OF SOUTHERN RAILWAY REVOKED IN ALABAMA. HAS VIOLATED A STATE LAW Took Suit From State Court to tho Federal No Option Left But to Cancel Permit, as Action of the Statute Is uAtomatlc. A Montgomery, Ala., August 1 (lis- patch says: Tho license of the boutn- em Railway to do business in Ala- bama has been revoked by action of Secretary of State Julian for alleged violation of senate bill No. 8G, effec- tivo July 1. Tho action of the secre- tary of 8tato ls not ln resistance to restralnlng ordorB lssueil by tho United States court of the Fifth cir cuit, as this law is not among thoso combatted by the railroads and is not included in any of the litigation now pending in tho'court of Federal Judge Jones of tho middle Alabama district. The case upon which the revocation was made came from the circuit court of Talladega county, in the shape of a notification from Clerk J. D. McNeel that a suit had been removed from the state court to tho federal court. Sec retary of State Julian investigated tho law an found that there was nothing else to do but mark the license cau celled, as the action of tho statute is automatic. Act No. 8G provides that when any foreign corporation Is sued in tho state courts and removes such suit from the state to the federal court, the clerk of tho court from which the removal was taken will at once cer tify such action to the secretary of state, "who shall thereupon immedi ately cancel said license and make nnd enter upon the stub thereof an ordor in substance." FRANTZ IS AT HEAD. Named for Governor by Oklahoma Republicans. Tho republican convention for tho now state of Oklahoma, held in Tulsa, made the following nominations: Governor Frank Frantz. Lieutenant governor N. J. Turk. Secretary of state T. N. Robinett. Attorney general S. P. Reid. State treasurer M. Stillwell. Mr. Frantz is the present governor . of Oklahoma territory. Ho was a ( rough rider captain nt the San Juan j hill fight in Cuba and is an intimate friend of President Roosevelt. Franlz dominated the convention, and hi3 nomination by acclamation was ac- companled by a remarkable demon- stratlon of enthusiasm. The following telegram was received from President Roosevelt, to whom early in the day a message assuring him of tho endorsement of the con vention was sent: "I havo special feel ing for Oklahoma and Indian Territory and assure them of my support of anything that will further their in. terests." SIBLEY MAKES A COMPLAINT. Carries His Case to Interstate Com merce Commission. An attack has been made on the 3 cents a mile passenger rate of the Union Pacific Railroad company by Charles A. Sibley, a resident of Ne braska. Sibley's complaint was filed with the interstate commerce commis sion and, in Its nature, is practically unique ln tho history of the commis sion. Tho complainant alleges that the Union Pacific railroad exacts a rate of 3 cents a milo from interstate passengers, although within tho limits of Nobraska it charges only 2 cents a mile. Ho says he travels from a point in western Nebraska through a portion of Colorado to another point in Nobraska and Is required to pay tho 3-cont rate, because tho railroad com pany holds that that is interstate busi ness. This, ho assorts, is a showing by tho company of undue preference to interstate passengors and he asks the commission to fix a just maximum charge on interstate business. HIS PROFIT 2,100 PER CENT. Pennsylvania Contractor Got Rich at State Expense. Tho Pennsylvania capitol commis sion hns mado public certain papers which show that John R. Sanderson of Philadelphia, the contractor for most of tho furnishings and docora Hons for tho capttol building, paid tho various sub-contractors who did tho painting 12 cents a squaro foot and that ho had collected from tho stato $2.52 a squaro foot for the same. Jlo received in payment moro than $700, 000 and the profits were about 2,100 per cent.