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IN FRATERNAL CIRCLES <AII communications to the fraternal editor should reach The Herald office not later than noon Thursday.) MASONIC The Scottish Rite Masons of Los An geles and Southern California enjoyed the work of the Thirty-second degree at the temple last Friday evening. The at tendance was quite large and the ban quet elaborate. Stated meeting last evening. Los Angeles Commandery 9, K. T.. conferred the Order of the Temple Thurs day evening andr had their annual in spection by the grand officers. Sir Knight Robert M. Powers, deputy grand commander, and Sir Knight Addison Morgain, grand inspector general. of»San Diego and other distinguished Knights Templar were present. Many Sir Knights from Pasadena, Riverside. Pomona, Santa Ana, etc., were in attendance. There was a special meeting of Al Malaikah temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., last evening, on which occasion a large class of novices were made Nobles in. the usual interesting manner. The regular banquet followed. Signet chapter 57. R. A. M., -will con fer the Mark Master degree next Mon day evening. Los Angeles chapter 33. R. A. M., con ferred the degreeof Most Excellent Mas ter Wednesday evening. Southern California lodge 278 conferred the First degree Wednesday and Thurs- day evenings. South Gate lodge conferred the de gree of Entered Apprentice last evening. Pentalpha lodge 202 has a caindidate for the First degree next Tuesday even- lng. Valle de France lodge, TJ. D., conferred the First degree last evening. South Gate chapter, O. E. S., had a highly Interesting session Tuesday night. Two candidates were initiated in good form and the attendance of visitors was unusually large. Next Thursday evening the South Gate ladies will give another one of their pleasing social en- tertainments. There will bean excellent program, followed by dancing. The supreme council of the Scottish Rite will meet in> annual session at Bos ton on Tuesday, September 2Lst. A very targe attendance of Scottish Rite Ma eons is expected. It was a very warm day in Jerusalem The workmen were perspiring beneath the melting rays of the noonday sun, when Solomon,, going around- the build ing, noticed the thermometer that hung above Hiram the builder's drawing ta ble, and asked: "What's the matter with your thermometer? It seems to be out of order." Hiram, replied: "No, your majesty, It's aill right. You observe its a Masonic thermometer, thirty-three de grees is as high as It can. go." Solomon walked thoughtfully away. Shortly after wards he introduced the ninety-sixth de gree among the craft. ODD FELLOWS Cantons of the Patriarch Militant art expected to attend the grand, encamp ment from the following places: San Francisco, Sacramento, Stockton, San Jose, Santa Cruz. Santa Barbara, Sar Diego, Riverside, Santa Ana, Escondido. Los Angeles. Canton Orion had a full Canton drill last evening and all the members were expected to be present. The degree of Chivalry was also conferred on two candidates. Good Will lodge 323 celebrated their 12th anniversary Thursday evening with a fine musical and literary entertain ment, followed by a banquet. Other lodges were Invited and there was a very large attendance. Enterprise encampment conferred the Golden Rule degree upon a candidatt of their own -and one for Orange-Grove encampment last evening. A large turn cut resulted. Semi-Tropic lodge 371 initiated twc, candidates Tuesday evening and will confer the First, or Degree of Friendship, on the same candidates next Tuesday. Orange Grove encampment conferred the Patriarchal degree on two candi dates at their last meeting, the work being by the degree team. Monday even ing the grand encampment team had drill and exemplified the Royal Purple degree in fine style. At a special next Monday evening this degree will be con ferred by the team on one or more can didates. At the meeting of the grand encamp ment committee last Saturday evening all matters relating to the coming gram, encampment in this city were- found satisfactory. Arrangements were also perfected for the bene-flt at the Burbank theater, which will be given next Thurs day evening, September 16th. The play to be presented will be "The Inside Track," and the company Is a good one. The benefit for the-encampment commit tee should be a large one. Los Angeles lodge 35 conferred the First degree on two candidates Wednes day evening. The Second, or Covenant degree, will be givpn the same candidates next Wednesday. Hofer lodge 60 conferred the Third, or Degree of Truth, on one candidate or. Thursday evening. The Veteran Odd Fellows' association of California numbers 994, having gained 18 during the year. The terms of mem bership are as follows: Any Odd Fellovv Cf 21 years'membership In good standing. Who resides west of the Rocky moun tains, is eligible. Annual banquet, sec ond Tuesday In May, following the an nual meeting. Quarterly meetings are also held. A meeting will be held in Los Angeles during the grand, encampment. The Sovereign grand lodge will meet at Springfield, 111., Monday, September 20th. THE REBEKAHS Edelvelse Rebekah lodge initiated three candidates last evening. Columbia Rebekah lodge Initiated two •andidates Monday even log in One stale. Una Rebekah lodge has two candi dates for initiation, this evening. The Rebekah relief board is making preparations for a grand entertainment in the near future for the benefit of the relief fund.. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS The battalion of the Uniform Rank K. P., comprising Los Angeles company 25, Pasadena company 32 and Santa Monica company, under com mand of Major Scarborough, made a fine appearance in the parade Thurs day. Los Angeles and. Pasadena com panies made some creditable evolutions during the march. Applications for admission to the new temple of the D. O. K. K. continue and it is expected that the membership will reach about 200 by the time the temple is instituted. The occasion will be made memorable. Gauntlet lodge conferred the Page rank and received several applications for membership Monday evening. Next Monday evening Gauntlet will confer the Esquire and Knight rank. The Hall association contemplate a series of dances to be inaugurated next month. Work is rather light with the city lodges just at present. INDEPENDENT FORESTERS High Secretary W. H. Perry of this city, is now very busy preparing the annual reports for the High Court ston soon to be held. The reports for the year will show a larger gain num erically and financially for the order In this state than ever before. The H. C. R. is also obtaining a statement from the courts of business from July 1 to SeptiMnber 1 for presentation in his re port to the High Court. The returns In this connection show a large increase in membership the past two months. All arrangements have been complet ed for holding the next annual session of the High Court of California at Santa Rosa, commencing October 12. The sessions of the High Court will be held in Odd Fellows hall. The headquarters of the High Standing Committee will be at the Occidental hotel. This hotel, thie Grand and. Magnolia have made special rates for delegates, their families and friends who attend the High Court session. The usual one and one-third rate for delegates going to Santa Rosa have been secured over the Southern Pacific and a rate of one and one-half from the Pacific Coast Steamship com pany. Stopover privileges have also been obtained, allowing a stay In San Francisco on the return trip. High Chief Ranger McElfresh, who is now in San Francisco, reports very pleasant and profitable meetings at San Luis Obispo and, Salinas City upon* his recent visit to the courts in those places. The H. C. R. is expected to return to Los Angeles next Thursday. His time be tween his arrival and departure for Santa Rosa will be fully occupied, as he is expected to institute three new courts which are now in process of for mation. High Secretary Perry has the creden tials for delegates from courts of the state to the High Court session about ready, and they will be sent out Satur day. The next of the series of inter-court socials will be given by Court Occident 467 at Odd Fellows hall. East Los Ange les, on Monday evening, September 27. A good program is being prepared. Court Los Angeles 422 initiated two '■andidates at the last meeting. No ses sion was held Thursday night on ac count of the holiday. The companions of the I. O. F. court Los Angeles 18, recently Instituted in this city, are growing rapidly in mem- , berahlp, 67 ladies being now enrolled. On Saturday evening last they held a .-■peclal meeting and initiated seven gen tle-men Foresters. A very pleasant re ception was held after the initiatory work. FRATERNAL BROTHERHOOD Judge Bartholomew of this city, su preme secretary of the Fraternal Broth erhood, instituted- a new lodge at San Diego Wednesday evening with about thirty charter members. The first death claim against the order w as paid last Saturday by the supreme lodge, half an hour after proof of claim had been filed with the supreme secre tary. The claim was for $1000 In favorof Mrs Frank E. Scheidler of this city. Brother Scheidler was a member of La Grande lodge 9. A new lodge was organized at Santa Ana last evening and one will be organ ized at Colton this evening. La Grande lodge 9 Initiated two candi dates and received several applications on the last meeting. Several candidates are expected at the meeting tonight. Sunset lodge 4 initiated three candi dates Monday evening. Los Angeles lodge 1 gave two candi dates the degree Tuesday evening. The new lodge at Norwalk is booming already. Twelve candidates were ini tiated Wednesday evening and more will soon follow. Many of the members are rustlers-amd they propose to have a lodge of 100 members by January next. Next Wednesday evening Norwalk lodge will have an open meeting with an entertain ment and refreshments. Upon invita tion, several supreme officers and mem bers of the order in this city will attend, and a big time is expected. KNIGHTS OF MACCABEES Los Angeles tent 2 had a lively meeting Wednesday night, nearly all the time of the review being taken up with the Klondike proposition. There was a big turnout and the discussion of the tent giving three members a "grub stake" of $3000 to go to the gold fields, the tent to share in half of the results, was very spirited. The majority seemed to have the Klondike fever badly and were in favor of the proposition, but the minor ity made a good resistance. Upon a bal lot being taken only six were found against the proposition A motion to re consider at next meeting was filed, and more fun may be expected at that time. But if the vote is sustained, as it likely will be, there will be still more fun to note the number of candidates for rep resentatives to the Alaska gold fields. This selection promises to be more lively than any official event of the kind, as there are scores of willing candidates. Th» special meeting of tent 2 Wednesday .ereniatwaavery abry conducted by Past LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER it, 1897 Commander John Spiers, who occupied the commander's station. Three applica tions for membership were received and two were elected at the meeting, and it is presumed that they also wish to be sent to the Klondike country If admitted in time. The ladles of Los Angeles hive 1 will give a pleasing entertainment of the dramatic order entitled "The District School" September 29th. Hive 1 had a good meeting Wednesday afternoon. A number of applications for membership were received and many visitors were present. Banner hive 21, L. O. T. M., at Its meet ing Tuesday afternoon exemplified the degree in good form. A special meeting is called for next Tuesday afternoon at 2 ocloek. The recent excursion of the members of Banner tent 21 to Catalina is only the first of a series of outings the tent con templates giving, believing that such occasions are not only highly enjoyable but also of the greatest value in spread ing the growth of Maccabeeism and building up the membership. AMERICAN FRATERNAL LEAGUE Chief Organizer William G. Cressey, assisted by Senior Deputy J. R. Wheat, instituted a new local council at Pasa dena last Saturday evening, with thir ty-two active members. Many mem bers of Los Angeles council 1 were pres ent and also the following national offic ers: D. W. Field, past national presi dent; F. J, Cressey, national president; Johnstone Jones, national counsellor; C. L. Wilde, national secretary. The fol lowing officers of the new council were elected and installed: G. A. Sawyer, P. P.; Dr. J. W. Laird, P.; Mrs. G. A. Saw yer, Sr. V. P.; F. W. Adams, jr., V. P.; D. R. Martin, secretary; Mrs. Emma Beal, treasurer; O. R. Bachman, Con.; Mrs. C. E. Ecroyd, guide; Mrs. M. J. Lohmeyer, W.; S. R. Willis, sentry; C. A. Beal, Helen. G. Martin,T. P. Pohle, trustees. Los Angeles council 1 will give a mu sical and literary entertainment at new- Music hall next Thursday evening. By request, O. H. S. Perkins will read his paper, "Will Fraternal Insurance In sure?" ROYAL ARCANUM Sunset council 1074 will have several Initiations at its meeting next Monday. Brother Theo. Grumbach will read ar interesting paper on "Insurance Solicit ors and Their Noble Work." Sunset and Los Angeles councils will give a smoker next Thursday evening. All members of the order and. eastern visitors are cordially invited to visit the council at its regular meetings, the sec ond and fourth Monday eveningsof each month. Past Regent D. W. Maloon visited Monrovia council 1163 in, the Interest of grand council work. Brother Thos. A. Farrlsh, supreme warden of the Royal Arcanum, has gone north to complete the Institution of nc-w councils at Sacramento and Oakland and will pay official visits to San Jos-: and San Luis Obispo councils. Two new councils are in process of organization in this city, with G. L Davidson and E. P. Fuller in charge. Ex-President Harrison and Chief Jus tice Field are members of the Royal Ar canum. WOODMEN OF THE WORLD The grand picnic by the Woodmen of Southern California at Redondo on Thursday was largely attended and a very enjoyable affair. La Fiesta camp 63 of this city well represented. A. Mcintosh, one of the competitors in the log-chopping con test at Redondo Thursday, and a member of Pasadena camp, chopped a twelve-inch log in two Monday in one minute and thirty-two seconds. The reports of the head officers show that 9447 applications had been received in the Pacific Jurisdiction, the past year; or an average of 788 per month; the to tal membership now being 30,617, in 386 camps, of which California has 4590 members in seventy-nine camps, ranked second in the jurisdiction; the per cap ita expense of management was $1.44. The entire membership in. the United States is 105,198. and 703 new camps were organized during the year. The number of deaths in the Pacific jurisdiction was 115, of which California had but eigh teen. YOUNG MEN'S INSTITUTE Grand President Sam Hasklns has ap pointed the following committees: Statt of the order, John Riley, M E. King. John E. Richards, jr., J. J. Dolan, J. J. O'Toole; arbitration, J. J. Hooson, J. W. Kelly. R. J. Fitzgerald. P. J. Curtis, R. J. Dow dell, T. J. Rlordan, Anthony Sehwam. Los Angeles council 458 will tender a banquet to Bishop George- Montgomery at N. S. G. W. hall next Thursday night Toasts will be proposed and responded to and among the speakers will be Hon. Stephen M. White. Montgomery council 473 will attend in a body. Montgomery council 473 will secure per manent quarters for the council where it may have a club room, etc., in connection. This order, as far as Los Angeles is concerned, at least, is a purely social organization, all the beneficial feature having been eliminated, thus making its expenses merely nominal. IMPROVED ORDER RED MEN Cocopah tribe 81 continues to gain new members rapidly. One paleface wa* taken in and properly scalped at thelas: council fire. Three more palefaces are under consideration by the tribe. Chief Weymouth is still In Oakland visiting hissick mother. Prophet P. H. McNerney is still unable to follow the hunt. Chief Hagadorn is prophet pro tern. George W. Lovie and Frederick Brand, who will represent California in the great council in Philadelphia, left San Francisco for the east Tuesday. Great Prophet Josiah Sims accompanied them Past Great Sachem A. Jackson left for the east last month. They will all visit numerous places besides the Monument al City. KNIGHTS AND LADIES OF HONOR Tuesday was the twentieth annivers ary of the order and was celebrated in numerous places, notably at San Fran cisco, when the grand officers were ten dered a reception. On January 1 the or der had 96,663 members and had paid $4,155,004.47 death claims. The supreme lodge will convene at De troit, Mich, next Tuesday, KNIGHTS OF HONOE Grand Dictator Archibald visited Los Angelee lodge 2926 Wednesday night and gave an Interesting resume of the work, especially in this state. At the close of the meeting refreshments were served and an Informal reception held. Charles H. Young, who died in thlscity last Tuesday will be buried at Rosedaie cemetery tomorrow afternoon, under the auspices of Los Angeles lodge 2925 and the Typographical union. ORDER OF THE ORIENT EI Malakiah temple 880, Grand Order ot the Orient, taught some twenty pil grims the beautiful and lasting lessons or the- order at Druids' hall last Friday evening. Los Angeles council 422, Grand Order of the Orient, will confer their famous de grees upon a large clan at the I. O. O. F. temple next Thursday night. B. P. O. ELKS Los Angeles lodge 99 Initiated, a candi date Wednesday evening. The usual jolly social followed the work. More in itiations, "etc.," next Wednesday even ing. HOW HE GOT THE PLACE Nominated by a Blunder and Grew Rich on the Fees of Office In the stormy and riotous and- tem pestuous days of Leadville, when for tunes were made in a day and squan dered in a night, the great body of the people gave little attention to the selec tion of public servants, anas ths profes sional politicians held full sway. Coun ty, municipal and township offices were sinecures, and the struggle for posses sion of them was confined to- the gang that was in and the gang that wanted to get in. The office of county cleik was worth to the Incumbent from $50 000 to $60,000 a year, Sheriff from $25,000 to $35, --000, and so on through the list. The fees of a justice of the peace exceeded the salary paid to the governor of the state or the chief justice of the supreme court. In via*- of this fact the intensity of the contest for the plums may be easily un derstood. But this will answer as a pre face to a story I propose telling about a heated contest for the Republican nomi nation for Justice of the peace, a nomi nation being then equivalent to an olec- tion. The rival claimants were De Mat tos, now a resident of one of the sound. cities, and Thomas, the present prose cuting attorney of Lake county. Each claimed to have received the nomination of the convention, and neither showed the slightest disposition to yield to the other. The election was approaching and from the party standpoint it was d.eemed essential that their differences shouldibe settled, since if both entered the contest the Democrat would carry off the plum. The contestants Anally agreed to leave the dispute to the county central committee and abide by its decision. The committee held an executive ses sion and after going over the testimony decided unanimously that Thomas was entitled to have hie name printed on the party ticket, and that the De> Mattos had no standing whatever. It was sug gested, however, that in the interest of harmony, the matter should be taken up in open session of the committee, just as if it had not been considered and de termined in secret, and then when the ballot should be taken two or three mem bers should vote for De Mattos, to show him that it was not a cut-and-dried af fair, but an inevitable differenceof opin ion, likely to occur at any time and to. anybody. With this understanding the doors were thrown open, the rabble ad mitted and the contest of Thomas vs. De Mattos taken up as a new proposi tion. The evidence was gone over again, a discussion of its merits followed, and a vote by ballot ordered. To the amaze ment and chagrin of the chairman and tellers and all of the members of the committee, every vote cast bore the name of De Mattos. Each had remem bered the agreement that a few votes should be cast for him .and each thought the others might forget to do it, and the consequence was that the man really en titled to the nomination did not get a single vote. The cause of the miscar riage of justice was, of course, instantly understood by all the members of the committee, but it was too late to rectify the blunder without causing a hopeless breach in the party ranks, andeo the de cision was allowed to stand. De Mattos tan, was elected, qualified and filled out his term of office, growing rich from the fees, and probably to this day does not know how the nomination happened to be awarded to him. —Denver Times. East Side Notes Miss Ghlta Carlisle of Downey avenue is visiting her brother, F. W. Carlisle, at Randsburg, where he is engaged in the drug business. The cottage at 801 Downey avenue has recently been purchased by Mr. F. Schackow, where he will soon, locate with his family. I. H. Preston has purchased the prop erty near Arroyo Seco avenue formerly owned by C. W. England, a lawyer who became despondent through financial failures some months since and after shooting his wife took his own life. Mrs. J. G. McCracken of Downey av enue is entertaining Mrs. S. M. Garvin of Newhall. James Cob of Grandin street haß re turned to his mine near Acton, after a short visit with his family. Mrs. Mary Shultz of South Walnut street and Mrs. Sevis of San Diego will leave today for Santa Barbara to visit friends. Mr. Robert Grose and daughter, Mrs. Chudy of Lockwood valley, are visiting on the East Side. Mrs. Stoddard of 824 Pasadena avenue is at Catalina. Mrs. C. A. Vail and her daughter, Jo sephine, have Just returned from Re dondo. Mrs. H. Beecher and Miss Jenny Fra ry of Newton street leave today for 'Santa Monica for a few days' recreation. The lawn social given by the Arroyo W. C. T. U. yesterday afternoon and evening proved a very enjoyable affair. There was a large attendance of pleas ure seekers, who were regaled with ice cream and cake. We Should Hope Not Gag law will not work in this country. —Sacramento Bee. Bargain Sale in Fine Shoes . . This is the time we clean house. Everything goes. Everything a cleaning price. Rochester Shoe Co. 105 North Spring St BURCH HAS REOPENED "PREACHER" FRANK IN BUSI NESS AT THE OLD STAND The Crop of Suckers Not So Good as Before But Then It Will Do for the Present "Preacher' 'Frank Burch, of tape game notoriety, has again opened up his bucket shop, and In doing bus'iuess at the old stand, 109 West Second street. The tape, containing fictitious quota tions, still continues to be reeled from the little brass box and a crop of suck ers persist in risking Its money on the lluctualions of this fake stock exchange. The place was fitted up for business last Wednesday, but Burch, like a good, loyal citizen, decided to keep his shop closeo* on Thursday in honor of the Ad mission day celebration. Yesterday, however, he was ready to do business on a large scale. In spite of the adver tising which the place has secured there was a fair crowd of speculators present during most of the clay, although they were a little cautious in risking their money on the quotations, and when night came Burcn appeared to feel very much dissatisfied, and complained that business was poor. "We were doing an immense business before we were closedi up," Burch said last night, "but that had a demoraliz ing effect, and it will take some time to gat fairly started again." All the place needs to make It a suc cess, from Burch's standpoint, is a lib eral crop of suckers who are game enough not to mind, losing their money. WANTED THE SENTENCE EVEN Novel Flan of a Culprit Which Did Not Suit the Judge They had been convicted of the same offense and they stood up together to get the sentence. The judge looked duly and s9berly solemn, and after briefly re calling the circumstances of the crime, dwelt at some length on the fact that they were equally guilty and should suffer the same punishment. "And. so," he said, "it Is the judgment of the court that you be confined in the penitentiary for the balance of your nat ural lives," or words to that effect. "A life sentence!" they exclaimed to gether. The judge nodded. "But say, Judge," protested the more youthful of the two, "I thought you said this was to be a square deal?" "It was my Intention to treat you both alike," replied the judge. "But you haven't," urged the youthful one. "I'm getting all the worst of it." "In what way?" asked the judge, with natural coriosity. "I've given you each the same sentence." "Of course," admlttedi the youthful one. "That is, you think you have. It sounds the same, but you ought to know enough about the general run of things in this world to know that it isn't the same. If you had said 'Ten years each,' or anything like that, It would have been the same, but instead of that you are putting my life against his." "What Is there unfair In that?" "Unfair?" exclaimed the youthful'pris oner. "Why, he's a good twenty years older than I am." "Well," repeated the prisoner, "do you need any further explanation? In the ordinary run of things my term of Im prisonment would be twenty years longer than his. won't It? Do you call that an even thing for me? Well, I guess not." "I hadn't thought of It in that way,'" said the judge, thoughtfully. "What do you think ought to be done?" "Why, sentence him to jail now, of course, and let my sentence begin twenty years later, whet* I reach his age. That would make us start even In the matter." In spite of the fact that theludge gave the matter his earnest consideration, he could not see it in that light, although he was quite ready to admit that the youthful criminal had- the making of a good lawyer in him if he could only keep out of Jail. —Boston Post. SUBSCRIPTIONS ASKED To Raise a Mortgage on a Paralytic's Home Several days ago The Herald published the facts in connection with a sad case of destitution, at 1816 East Ninth street, where Henry Howard, a helpless para lytic, resides with his wife and little 2 year-old son. Up lo last Saturday, How ard had been able to work at his trade of upholstering more or less despite his affliction, but on that day he sustained another stroke andi is now absolutely helpless. For some months past Robert Rern shaw, secretary of the British Aid so ciety, an organization which looks after needy and destitute Englishmen, has been looking after the Howards, for whom the society has done all In its power. Howard owns the-little home In which the family lives, but upon It there is a mortgage of $250, upon which he must pay Interest of $4.50 per month. Since his sickness has Incapacitated him from work the Interest has run, behind until now there is $18.40 due as delinquen cies and penalties. The 21st of this month another installment of $4.50 will fall due, w r lth added penalties. In order to save the unfortunate man his little home, If possible, wherein he may spend his few remaining days, Mr. Renshaw has Interested the society in the matter. Through them an appeal is issued to all charitably inclined for sub scriptions to a fund to cancel the little mortgage. Money for this purpose may be left with or sent to the Savings Bank of Southern California, the depository of the society. The case has been thor oughly investigated and there Is no doubt of the worthiness of the cause. The offi cers of the socfety are- as follows: Pres ident, William Meek; vice-president, A. H. Judson; council, William Meek, A, H. Judeon, Malcolm Macloud, Gordon Macloud. Farming in Nebraska It is reasonably certain that the prin cipal crops of Nebraska farms for 1897 will be: Wheat, 3,000,000 bushels; corn, 300,000,000 bushels; oats, 35,000,000 bush els; rye, 2,000,000 bushels; hay, 5,000,000 tons. The aggregate market value of this tremendous yield, calculated at the prices for which the commodities actu ally sold in open market on Saturday, August 14, 1897, is $95,869,500. If this crop had been marketed on Saturday, August 13, 1896, it would have sold for only $77,031,000, a gain, for the Nebraska farmer in one year of $18,838,500. In the absence of reliable data on which to base figures, no estimate is given of the other crops of the state, but In 1896 the potato crop of Nebraska was 11.383,020 bushels. This figure will be equaled if not exceeded this season. New potatoes are worth 50 cents a bushel at wholesale In Omaha today. If the Ne braska farmer raises no more than he did in 1896, his potato crop will be worth $5,691,510. When to this total is added the certain increase in the price of all other things the farmer has to seli, his fruit, dairy products, poultry and live stock, and the crops not enumerated in the tabulation, but of which enough is raised to make in the aggregate a very respectable showing in the farmer'sbal ance sheet, the question, "Does farming pay?" may be safely answered In the affirmative. The value of the five principal crops ef Nebraska for 1897, as shown by the figures given before, expressed in ounces of silver, Is 183,079,640 ounces or 33,079,640 ounces more than the total silver output of the world. That is, if the Nebraska farmer so desires, he can buy the entire silver output of the world at the market price and have a matter of $16,000,000 left out of the market price of his corn, wheat, oats, rye and hay, with his bar ley, buckwheat, sugar beets, chicory, poultry, dairy products, hogs, cattle, sheep and horses still to dispose of.— Omaha correspondence Chicago Times- Herald. No Time Lost Scribbler—When Is that review of my novel coming out, Scather? Scather (profeessional critic)— Well, to tell the truth I have not read it yet. Scribbler—Yet, when I brought the book to you you assured me that you would lose no time In reading it. Scather—So I did, and I have lost no time In reading it.—Boston Traveler. A Tie Up... At a wedding is the occasion of much joy— a tie up back of your collar makes you look untidy—a tie up of a pair of our high-grade shoes at half price will give you a satisfied feeling of money well spent. We have re duced prices On the Main Line of our Oxford Ties and other Shoes. Don't get sidetracked —Read ....... Retiring Shoe Prices LOT Regular Price Sale Prloc 125— Ladles' Princess Oxfords, hand- QCr> turned soles 53.00 VOC 126— Ladies' Ox-blood Oxfords, hand-turned (|»| fj& soles, coin toe 3.50 ID ISS— Men's Calf, Goodyear Welt, Balmorals, <fO p?n needle toe 5.00 $£.uU 165— Men's Patent Calf, Goodyear Welt, Balmorals, <t 2 7C needle toe 6.00 $Q»Lo 175— Men's Satin Calf Congress, coin toes, <pl >%m all sizes 2.50 yItLD 185— Misses' Ox-blood, button and lace, (M */f? coin toes 3.00 <) 1.1 O Hamilton Bros. 239 5. Spring St. Los Angeles i Fresh Roasted Coffee.. X W Coffee to be good, must be fresh roasted. You can't W expect that fresh aroma from stale coffee. It is a great sg W deal of trouble for each family to roast fresh coffee W W} every day, and we do it for them. Every single day W flk we roast enough coffee to last our customers twenty- wfl four hours. Just as well have the fresh as the stale. m S 208-210 S. Spring Street, Wilcox Bids. 3 KIDNEY TROUBLES Cured by Lydia B. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, Also Backache, I cannot apeak too highly of Mrs. Pinkham's Medicine, for it has done so much for me. I have been a great suf ferer from Kidney trouble, pains in muscles, joints, back and shoulders; feet would swell. I also had womb troubles and leucorrhcea. After using Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound, and Blood Purifier and Liver Pills, I felt like a new woman. My kidneys are now in perfect condition, and all my other troubles are cured.— Mrs. Maggie Potts, 324 Kaufiman St., Philadelphia, Pa. Backache. My system was entirely run down, and I suffered with terrible backache In the small of my back and could hardly stand upright. I was more tired in the morning than on retiring at night. I had no appetite. Sine* taking Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, I have gained fifteen pounds, and I look better than I ever looked before. I shall recommend it to all my friends, as it certainly is a wonder ful medicine.—Mrs. E. F. Morton, 1049 Hopkins St., Cincinnati, Ohio. Kidney Trouble. Before taking Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, I had Buttered many years with kidney trouble. The pains in my back and shoulders were terrible. My menstruation became ir regular, and I was troubled with leu corrhcea. I was growing very weak. I had been to many physicians but re ceived no benefit. I began the use of Mrs. Pinkham's medicine, and the first bottle relieved the pain in my back and regulated the menses. It is tha best kind of medicine that I have ever taken, for it relieved the pain so quickly and cured the disease. —Mrs. Liixiax Cbifpen, Box 77, St. Andrews Bay, Fla, The Rosy Freshness And a velvety .softness of the skin is inva riably obtained by those who use Poasoai's Powder.