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fourth of July Cakes
the dough
The power behind the dougli must be quick and positive in action
-—it must produce certain, satisfactory results and yet be pure
and wholesome. Baking Powder is the scientific com
bination of all these desirable qualities. Hundreds of thousands
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are, and we ask you for your own sake to try Baking
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laws. Your grocer will return your money if you are
pleased. It will solve your bake-day problems.
How to get the Cook's Book Free
The Cook's Book, containing 90 tested,
easily-made recipes, sent fret upon
receipt of the colored certificate packed in the25-cent
can. Send it today.
Mfg. Co..
Fourth of July Picnics
Without some of our properly 'blended coffee will not
be complete. Whether you taae it cold or hot, make
it at home or over a camp fire—it's all the same the
best coffee you ever tasted.
"With our superior shelled nuts is what the children
cry for—even above the fire cracker—give them some
cake and fire crackers—the sane kind—and they will
be happy all day.
Deflfson Coffee and Tea Store,
WM. OTTO, Proprietor. South Side Broadway
The Development
of the
Pacific Northwest
O market the products of its fields,
forests and waters, the great rich
northwest demanded more ade
quate transportation facilities. Re
sponding to this demand came the
With a Speed unequalled in en
gineering annals, the new line
was const ructed across the Dakotas, Mon
tana, Idaho and Washington, and forms the
shortest line between the Great Lakes and the
Puget Sound. Freight service has been in op
eration for over a year and on May 28th, last,
through passenger service was inaugurated.
"The Olympian" and "The Columbian," two
beautifully equipped new steel trains, are op
erated daily between Chicago, Milwaukee, St.
Paul, Minneapolis, Aberdeen, Seattle and Ta
coma. The route is over the new steel trail of
Chicago# Milwaukee & St Paul and
Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound( Railways
Apply to any ticket agent of the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul Railway or connecting
lines for tickets, time of trains and
sleeping car reservations.
Descriptive literature on request.
W. B. DIXON, Asst. Gen. Pass. Agt., St. Paul
F. A. Miller, Gen. Pass. Agent, Chicago.
Celebrate the 4th in Denison
Number of Pieces of Mail Matter
Handled at Local Office During
May Was 172,858.
Nearly Fifty Thousand Newspapers
and 3,600 Magazines Were Re
ceived During jthe Month.
During the month of May the Deni
son postoffi.ee was obliged to keep an
accurate account of all mail handled,
it was found that during the month
the total number of pieces was 172,
858, this being an average of 5,575
daily. Of these more than 96,000
were letters of first-class mail, while
the newspapers in and out were over
50,000. The number of newspapers
outgoing does not well represent the
volume of business for a package con
taining any number of papers is count
ed as one piece. The following figures
give an idea of the volume of business
and the different classes of mail:
Outgoing Mail.
1st Class, Letters—40380.
2d Class, Newspapers—5994.
Newspapers mailed by subscribers
Newspapers mailed free in county
3d Class, Circulars—5988.
Other mail—1124.
4th Class, Merchandise—963.
Congressional franked—22.
Department franked—389.
Foreign mail—459.
Registered mail—156.
Incoming Mail.
1st Class—45693.
2d Class, newspapers—45848.
3d Class, Circulars—15505.
4th Class, Merchandise—1645.
Congressional franked—245.
Department franked—422.
During the month the city carriers
handled a total of 45,906 pieces. Of
this 39,754 was delivered and 6,152
collected. The balance of thermal)
more than 100,000, was delivered,
either by rural carrier or through the
office direct. The figures show that,
with the same clerical force, the Deni
son office handled during May about
30,000 more pieces of mail than wqre
handled at Jefferson. Orne strong
showing made is in the volume of cir
culars sent out. These numbered near
ly 6,000. This shows that oiir mer
chants and business men are wide
awake and are utilizing not only the
newspapers, but other methods of ad
vertising. On the other hand the vol
ume of circulars received, was over
15,000, showing that outside merchants
are busy in this field.
May is perhaps an average month,
but the mail from November to April
1st is much heavier. Had the count
been made during January it would
have much exceeded 200,000 pieces.
Death by Drowning.
A group of old salts at Sailors' Snug
Harbor were discussing the popular
belief that a drowning person must
come to the surface of the water three
times before he can possibly drown.
"Well," said Captain Tom Morgan,
"there is little ground for that suppo
sition. The truth is, a drowning per
son may sink the first time, never to
rise again, or he may, as in the ma
jority of cases, rise three times before
he sinks forever.
"It all depends on the quantity of
water that he swallows when he sinks
and the size of his lungs. The human
body in life naturally floats while the
lungs are inflated. So long as one
keeps his head above the water he can
float with very little effort.
"But as soon as the person sinks he
gulps down a lot of water. If after
he has swallowed this water he has
any air left in his lungs he will un
doubtedly rise again and will continue
to sink and rise until the air has all
been worked out of his lungs.
"In most cases the frightened victim
swallows enough water when he sinks
the first time to leave him exhausted,
but as there is still air left in the lungs
he soon finds himself on the surface
again. Each time he sinks, however,
the supply of air in his lung# grows
less until ultimately there is nothing
left to support him, when he will
drown."—New York Herald.
One of the strangest freaks which
ever came to our notice is that of a
three-legged chicken which a hen, be
longing to Frankie Pearson, recently
batched out. The chicken is a perfect
specimen of the Black Langshan fam
ily, is normal in every detail with the
exception of the third leg and that
member is as perfectly developed as
either of the others. Frankie may
try to propagate this specie and raise
exclusively three-legged fowls and in
case he succeeds we have a notion
that be will fiind a tremendous
market for his product among preach
ers and preacher entertainers.—Lanes
boro Topic.
Iowa Town the Best.
If you don't like Manson, you who
live in it, just take a few days off and
go and see some other towns about
the size of Manson, the way we did
last week. Went fishing up in Min
nesota, where nature worked overtime
so many years ago to paint nice landr
scapes and dig deep lakes and make
pretty rivers flow through beautiful
valleys, flanked by undulating hills
covered by matchless oaks and state
ly pines. When the white man came
along and routed the Indian out of
that country, he built homes, mills,
factories and railroads, but he didn't
build them like he built them in Iowa,,
seemingly. In the lake country of
southern Minnesota we visited and
loafed and fished in several towns as
large and larger than Manson, but
nary one of them had an electric light
plant, or a water wagon to sprinkle
the streets with. The hotels use kero
sene lamps and the stores use kero
sene and gasoline lighting plants,
many of them being out of date as
they are. There is plenty of water
power there and it is utilized to run
the mills, but nobody seems to want
good clean light and power, the mod
ern kind, at that, bad enough to hustle
around and organize an electric light
company. Didn't see a window dis
play in any of the stores, either. And'
the churches don't seem to be as well
kept and as? inviting as they are in'
Manson. Yes, we went to church, too,
and found out that Manson has 'em
skinned there. Don't laugh or hoot,
or jeer, for we are telling the truth—
for once. And^ say boys, the beer isn't
as good as it is here. They make it
in small breweries in the small towns
and small cities and it does not taste
right at all.. You'd think too, that with
ice by the million carloads right at
tneir very doors every winter, and the
best ice on earth at that, that ice
would be plenty in your ice tea and
on the taftte—but it isn't. It's scarcer
than if it was sixty cents a, hundred
at the ice house and push your own
wheelbarrow. The whole civic system
in Manson and other towns of its size
in Iowa is- away ahead of tile civic
system ita towns of the same siae up
in the Gopher state. The inenj. women
and children are better looking, bet
ter kept and more prosperous- in ap
pearance all around. Judging: from ap
pearances there are about three or
four people in every one of those
towns: who own lawn mowers and they
won't lend then!" to their neighbors.
The scythes are all broken or lost,
and the kids are all too busy fishing
to pull the weeds and dhndfelions. This
isn't a roast on any of: those towns, for
the people who live ita: ttoem are all
hospitable and they make' every rea
sonable charge for entertainment.
Most anybody can catch all kinds of
game fish in the lakes and have a
good time all aroundi—but the towns
are away behind Manson in every
thing, so if you are- kicking on your
own town, take at fcriip into that cous
try and compare it with some of the
towns of its size.—^Manson Demotrcat.
Changing a Quarter.
The traveler who goes ashore at
Tangier is lik*Fy„ if he wanders about
alone, to meet himself coming back to
the same startiug place. His souvenir
postal cards may be mailedi at four
separate ycstoffices, with different
stamps on each. Or, writes, Mrs. E. A.
Forbes in "The Land of thfb White Hel
met," a.t a British hotel he may ex
change Freucli money for Spanish
postage and mail his l*flter in a Gar
man postotfice. But may not put
British, French, German and Spanish
stamps on the sairwf letter, for that
might lead to international compli
He may also coin tricks (equal to
those of the prestidigitators.. Let hitn
take an Aineuc&u quarter dollar and
exchange it for English ruonev. He
now has a shilling and a ha'penny
He may exchange the shilling for a
French franc and receive 30 or 40
centimes in change. The franc may
be traded for Spanish peseta, plus
20 centimos in copper. The Spanish
peseta may now be converted into a
Moorish peseta, "hassanl," with a
handful of copper to boot.
He now has his pockets weighted
down with English, French, Spanish
and Moorish copper, yet he can buy
just as much from a Moor with his
hassanl peseta as he could have
with his original quarter.
In a thoughtless moment one day I
held out a hassani peseta to the Ameri
can vice consul general at Tangier and
asked him how much it was worth.
"A hassani peseta," he replied glib
ly, "is worth ten dhlrems or twenty
half dhirems."
"And twenty half dhirems equal—''
"Two or three cents less than a
Spanish peseta," he answered. "But
you must remember that the valuation
of Moorish silver fluctuates from day
to day at times it is officially worth
only a third of' its face value."
"Today is Thursday," I said in des
peration. "The hour is 1:45 p. m.
Would you mind telling me how much
this hassani is worth in American
cents at this moment?"
"I'll figure it all out for you," he
At 2:30 he was still figuring so I
E. C.
crept softly out and wandered into a
Moorish tea hckise. There I spent the
hassani in riotous living.
Michelin Twins, at. Coney,. IMandL
ft is worth a trip to Coney Island,
New York's famous amusement resort,
to see the globe trotting Michelin
Twins where they have taken up their
residence for the summer..
After an aetive season last yaatr at
Atlantic City and otherr resorts- these
gigantic rubber, gentlemen-, spent the
winter traveling leisurely, through) the
south, so they are qyite as- muah. at
home now in this country as ini their
native France., These twins are the
chief attraction at Steeplechase park,
where they perform: daily to the
amusement of thousands of pleasure
seekers from all parts of th« world.
Old timers at Coney, say the twins are
the funniest visitors ever-saeni aft that
center of amusement enterprises.
The Michelin Tilne company enjoys
a world wide reputation: flor its ad
vancedl methods of, advertising, and
while newspapers-in every country on
the globe where cars are used are the
chosen media for, reaching automobile
tire buyers, the company.- occasionally
puts over a talk-provoking, "stunt" like
the twins to attract attention) ast places
like Coney Island where visitors are
too busy pleasure seeking to read or
tltink unnecessarily.
Hhe- Hernrita®a.
There still stands in the Paramus
valley, twenty, miles from New York,
in Bergpm county,!*. J-, well preserved
and kept, the mansion in which Aarom
Burr courted the beautiful Estell©
ProvQBfc. widow, of an officer in the
British army,, htfrself ait ardent royals
ist during the Bevoluaion.
In tAe day* thiis courtship Biytr's
command in ttfce American army was
at on a W it a in N a
he was accustomed to ride from, there
to Paramus, on horseback to tfcft woo
ing of his. ladylove, making ti» Jour
to ami fro between sunset and
dawn. The mansion, known, as 'The
(Hermitage," ts of rough same with
gothic pe&s.. A picturesqvw. turnstile
admits visitors to the, extensive
Not far away is the olifl church, like
wise as tt was in thos* perilous and'
romantic days, where Burr and the
fair widow, his persistent and ardent
wooing having won. her, were mar
ried. Adjoining anot belonging to this
church is an anciieat burying ground,
many of whose moss grown iprave
stones have quaint and grotesque in
scriptions. One offers this cheerful in
Dear Brother and Sistor,
Come Yislt our Tume
Prepair for Grim Deth.
For this is your Duine.
—Browning's Magazine.
His Black Suit.
He was not a good card player. He
admitted it. His game was plogpong.
But that was no reason why his part
ner should be so disagreeable when
ever he made mistakes.
After a particularly glaring error
the pestering partner turned upon
him with real anger.
"Why didn't you follow my lead?"
he asked.
"If I followed anybody's lead, sir,"
exclaimed the novice hotly, "it cer
tainly wouldn't be yours."
His partner snorted and subsided,
But in the next hand he threw down
his cards in desperation.
"Look here," he cried "didn't you
see me call for a spade or club? Have
you no black suit?"
"Yes, I have," retorted the novice,
with warmth. "But I'm keeping it
for your funeral."
Hardness of heart is a dreadful
quality, but it is doubtful whether in
the long run it works more damage
than softness of head.Roosevelt.
j,/«l^ Wfr.1 W WV «4»J2i«'W J*"
At Only $50.00
This machine is a little wonder and:
perfectly fit to
Adorn a Palace
And in records we have the
of the stock. It will pay you to
hear this new creation
Chicaro fc. Xorthweatern.
No. 11"
No. I*
No. 3
No. 17
Denver Special 4:48am
Overland Limited! ... .7:01 a.mi
China-Japan Express. .12:55
Local Passenger „,,.. .7:25 ajn.t
No. 23* American. Express* 7:32 a mif
No. 7 Los Angeles Limited. .10:01 a
Fast Mall ,,..7:13 ajn,.
No. lf
No. 33
No. 5
No. 13
No 47
Fast Mail 1:09pm.
Local Passenger 3:14pm.
Omaha Special 8:23 pm.
Centennial. 13xpiw«s.- ., ,9:t6 TO,,
Way Freight (local). .10:40 a
NOB. 9 ami. 23. do not carry passengers.
No. 2
No. S
No. 26
No. 10
No. 22
No. 16
No. 18
No. 6
No. 12
No. 32
Overland Limited .... S:.*6
J^os Angeles Limited. .10:07 p,m.
Fast,Mail & Express ..10:22am
Eastern Express 8:54 pm
Chica«» Special 8:16ipm..
Denver Express 7:23
Local Passenger .... 7:05
A 2 4 0
Denver Special! .9:43a,mi
LpoaL Passenger, .... 9:27 sun
No. 14* Centennial
(attily Exccjti Sunday)
No. 53 Bafisenger, Local 3 30pj»i
No. 55 .Bxtra, Passenger, Local.i :10 nii
No. 52.Passenger, liocal 2 45 pnti
No. 64 iBassenger, Local 6 05
Extra,5'4t—'Way Freight, leaves-Denisoa.
a S W &
niiacifc CtatMH:
No. 4f* Chicago Bpress 9:00 ami
No. 2* Chicago lamited 7:52 p,mi
No. 3& Omaha, Ft. Dodge ... 6:3frpm.
GOijpfG WES.Tr
N 1* Omaha,City & C&.B.: fi'.iftaont
No.,. 5.* Fast MaU l:53.n m.
No... 33 Ft Dodge, ft Omabt* .. 9:00a,mi
A teacher said to li*-,r cla$s^ '(Whu
Vitas the fir^ maja?"
"George Washington" a, litrtifc- buy
isftouted prjmiptly.
"How df*i,you mafo» out, that* George
Washington was th^ first, man.?.'" said
the teach#*, smilirjgf, indulgently.
"Became," said, the little boy„ "he
was first* in war, first in peace and first
in the hearts of his country mem."
But at this p*ut a. larg.en boy held
up his hand. "Well saivii the teacher
to hi*»i "who do you think was the
first man?"
"I don't kniaw what name was,"
said' the larger boy, ''tout I know it*
wasn't Geoirge Washington, ma'am be»
cause the history hook says George
Washington married a widow, so of'
course tlwre must have been a num.
jshead of him."—New York Press
Important Distinction.
"Wh»t do yo« think of our pat&afc?'*
asked one alwotst,
"Wholly irresponsible," repitfed the
"•Mentally or in money matters?"—
WasftiingtiMt Star.
6000 NEWS
It Won't Require a Lot
of Money
For the erection of the suitable
head stone or monument If we
handle the work.
Let us show you some artistic
designs at our yard, quote you
prices on any special work you
wish done for proof,
We quarantee satisfaction and
a quick job. Now is the time to
attend to the matter, if you want
your work done before Decora
tion day.
... 2 .13pnt.
No. 46 Way Freight ijlocal) ..12:00
No. 26 .will not carajr passenger#.
*Do Not. Stop at Dcnason.
Tallay Div.—C. fc H.
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