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^ews of the State Jamestown Alert: Samuel L. Clemens, who has just died, was first brought before the public by Elisha Bliss of Hartford, Conn., an uncle of Mrs. C. H. Phillips of this city. The publishing house of which Mr. Bliss was president published all of his earlier works of travel and humor which gave him a world-wide reputation. It is a coincidence that Mr. Bliss died with the same dis ease, angine pectoris. Mrs. Fountain L. Thompson, wife of the United States senator who re cently resigned in favor of W. B. Purcell, has returned home after an absence of five months. She states that Mr. Thompson's health is great ly improved and that he will be home within a month or so. On his retirement from the office of mayor of Aneta, J. G. Gunderson was presented with a solid gold chain and locket. It was given by the citi zens of Aneta as an appreciation of the good work he has done. -T Special Offerings In Women's Broadcloth and Serge Capes, in all the light and darker colorings. Prices ranging up to $17.50. Special sale price $H.7 5 Women's and Misses' Skirts All wool Panama and Serge Skirts in black and colors, Shophand plaids and fancy checks. In the newest styles $5.50 Reports from Washington state that Senator McCumber is improv ing and out of danger. It will be some time, however, before he will be able to resume his work in the senate. Williston is preparing for the erec tion of a library building, donated by the wife and son of the late Willis James, after whom the town was named. The cost will be some $25, 000. The United States grand jury has begun its work in the federal court at Fargo. Fargo now has its full quota of census takers, through the help of the local commercial club. The Jamestown Capital thinks the attack on Judge Fisk has resulted in bringing him pretty prominently before the voters of the state. Death by drowning in a tub of water on the floor was the fate of the ll-month-old child of. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Van Soest, residing about three miles from Hull, Emmons county. The child was one of twins and was seated in a high chair when the mother had occasion to leave the house for a few minutes. When she returned the chair had been tipped over and the baby was lying in the tub of water, face down, and life almost extinct. Death occurred a few minutes later. —$— Natural gas was struck near Max, McLean county. Prank Stockton and Poetry. Frank Stockton never could write a successful poem. In this connection the novelist frequently told.a good story on himself. In bis youth in con junction with his brother John he wrote many poems, with which he af flicted the editors of various Canadian periodicals. The effusions always came back. The editor of one maga zine was an especial target of the Stocktons, but as none of their poems was ever accepted the brothers came to the conclusion that the editor bad no conception of good poetry. To prove their belief they hunted up and dispatched to him an ode, little known, by Milton. Within two days they re ceived a check and a letter of thanks. "I came to the conclusion that that editor knew poetry when be saw It after all," Mr. Stockton used to say. "and gave up trying to write it" BISMARCK DAILY TRIBUNE, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 27, 1»10. "h ^ee A. W. LUCAS COMPANY!!!!^ A Pheasant's Blind Flight. Speaking of the habits of pheasants. Bailey's Magazine says: "A very curious incident was record ed In October. 180t. A hen pheasant was flushed in a field of turnips, and as she got up flew into a piece of rot ten, wet leaf, which clung around her bead, completely enveloping it and blindfolding her. She kept ahead to wind, so that the wet leaf still re mained plastered over ber eyes, and In this plight fluttered higher till she became exhausted and gradually sank to earth again. "The frequency with which pheas ants fly through windows, sometimes with fatal results, Is thought to be do* to tbe bird in its baste being deceived by the reflection in the glass of tbe landscape behind it" Sledgehammer Education. Tbe teacher of one of tbe grades In a primary school was astonished to receive tbe following communication from the parent of a pupil: Dear Miss—Thinking it might become necessary, I hereby give you permission to beet my son anytime It is necessary to lern him his lessons. My Tom Is Just Wee his rather you have to lorn him with club. Just you pound noledgo Into bun the way I want Don't pay no attention to what his father says. I will handle Spring Suits at a Big Reduction We have selected about 30 suits, all this season's newest styles —many are exclusive styles, others broken sizes, all sizes are represented in this lot. They come in Women's and Misses' sizes. The regular selling prices were from $27.50 to $37.50* You can have your choice at $ 2 5 0 0 New spring Coats in 54 inch lengths. We show a large as sortment of new coats in plain materials and manish mixtures^ Prices ranging $9.50 12.50 15.00 20.00 25.00 BEAUTIFUL DRESSES We show a large variety of exclusive styles in stunning dresses Foulards, Pongees, Wool Batists, Challies, Fine French Serges Prices ranging $15.00 17.50 20.00 25.00 35.00 SPRING JACKETS Women's and Misses'Spring Jackets in 3 2-in. lengths, these are shown in all wool Broadcloths, Serges, Plain and Fancy Coverts Prices ranging $7.50 10.00 12.50 15.00 Misses' and Women's Covert cloth Jackets in 32-in. lengths. This is a special lot of exceptional good values. Price $4.75 Lawn, Gingham and Batiste Dresses. Very attractive Gingham and Lawn Dresses. Prices ranging from $4.50 $5.50 and $7.50 Children's Gingham School Dresses In broken checks and plaids. All sizes. Prices ranging from $1.50 ARTISTIC JAPAN. Rules of Harmony Prevail In Even the Humblest Homos, By far the greatest charm of Japan and her people lies not only in the tact that the artists know the secret of the most wonderful carvings, cast ings, wood and metal work, silken brocades and tapestries, exquisite cloi sonnes and porcelains, things for the fortunate few, but also in the further and more important fact that the dally life of the poor is surrounded, permeated, Interfused by taste and re finement Even the workmen in their gardens and homes are daily using tasteful domestic Implements which are the outgrowth of tbe thought and needs of tbe people. The designs and proportions of tbe humblest houses, exteriors and inte riors, are settled for all time by cer tain rules of harmony the dress of the peasant is not left to possible hideous Individual caprice, but follows estab lished canons of color, cut and usage the garden, however small, the fence or paling that walls it in, the roof over the well, over the gate, the great lantern that hangs by the door tbe bucket in which water Is fetched and the bamboo dipper from which it is Poured, the bronze, brazier for coals. to $5.00 the tea service—all these and a thou1 sand more details of dally life are ar ranged according to a pattern which may be very old, but whlcb, as a re sult, adds immeasurably to the satis faction of life. And yet Japanese craftsmen, while holding hard by tradition, have not failed to add to their work the subtle touch of personality. In the motifs of their delicately impressionistic and symbolical designs is constantly seen their reverence for the early masters, and as constantly is perceived the in dividual variation which prevents each piece of work from having a dupli cate.—M. L. Wakeman Curtis la Crafts- Like a Woman. "If you'll notice." said Finnick. "the poets Invariably say 'she' when refer ring to the earth. Why should the earth be considered feminine?" "Why not? Nobody knows just how old the earth is." Earned. She He was desperately in love with her. Why, he sent her costly flowers and presents nearly every day for two years. He—Did he finally win her? She—No be earned her.