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All the News all the Time
Bennett's Corner
Drug Store
Fine Stationery, latest style. All the pop
ular Perfumes. Large line of Toilet Ar
ticles, all at popular prices.
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Company
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Bennett's Corner
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We have always had and still have
our choice of the markets of the
world in the Piano line. We offer
you nothing but those having an es
tablished reputation as being the best
in quality of material, in construc
tion, in durability and tone quality.
Our guarantee is added to that of the
manufacturer. We purchase at the
prices giyen by manufacturers to job
bers and retail at prices that defy,
competition. We allow no one to un
dersell us. Easy terms if wanted.
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RELATES HOW SHE SECURED PO
SITIONS WITH RICH FAMI­
LIES AND STOLE.
Saw Advertisement in Paper Last
April for Nurse—She Took the Po
sition and Made Away With Jew
elry—With That as a Starter She
Deliberately Entered Upon Life of
Crime.
Chicago, Oct. 10.—In a remark
able confession last night, Mrs. Chas.
J. Romadka of Milwaukee, wife of a
millionaire trun.k manufacturer, ad
mitted that she was responsible for a
series of burglaries and petty thefts
that have baffled the authorities for
weeks.
Mrs. Romadlta's confession follow
ed her arrest on the charge of rob
bing the home of C. E. Beck, where
jewelry valued at more than $1,000
was stolen. She implicated in her
peculations a negro, Albert Jones,
and a man known as "Ralph Smith."
The former is under arrest and the
police are searching for the latter.
Began Stealing in April.
In her confession Mrs. Romadka
says that her first theft was commit
ted in April.
"I saw an advertisement in a pa
per," she said, "for a trained nurse.
I went to the homo of Mrs. David
Pfaelzer, 4 514 Forestville avenue,
and secured a position. I stayed
there about a day an.d a half, steal
ing a diamond ring, a diamond brace
let and a silver card case."
After detailing several similar ex
periences, sometimes securing posi
tions in families in one capacity or
another,sometimes deliberately walk
ing In where she found the door
open, securing in each case a few
pieces of jewelry, Mrs. Romadka con
tinued:
"Then I went to Milwaukee for a
time and stole a sealskin coat from
Mrs. Cady, at 186 Eighteenth street.
I shipped the coat to Jones and he
sold it for $18. I found out how easy
it was to steal while I was In Mil
waukee, before coming to Chicago. I
got a job as nurse girl, and one day
while the woman was out I noticed
that she left her jewelry on her
dressing table. This gave me the
idea that I could get positions and
steal jewelry just as easily as not.
'§h Career in Chicago.
"I came to Chicago last April. I
met Jones in a place at 2630 Wabash
avenue, and later he told me how to
do the jobs. He gave me trunk keys
and .showed me just how' to get Into
a house. I would take the stuff and
Jones would sell It. I don't know
that he stole anything himself."
Attorney J. F. Donovan of Milwau
kee, who represents the woman's hus
band, and who will defend her in
court, says that Mrs. Romadke went
to (Milwaukee from Oshkosh when she
was 19 years old. After a short
courtship she married Romadka, the
ceremony taking place at Oshkosh.
According to her attorney, the new
life to which her millionaire husband
introduced her turned the woman's
head..
DESERTS HIS WIFE
ELOPES WITH GIRL
Yankton, Oct. 10.—W. L. Will
lams who eloped from here with
Clara Seals, a 15-year-old girl, is
in custody at Omaha, where the girl
is in charge of the police authori
ties, The parents of the girl will
attend the trial of Williams, which
will be bed in Omaha.
The prisoner has a wife and chid
at Sidney, Neb., and the parents of
Mrs. Williams will also take a lively
interest in the case as they have
been searching for Williams for some
time.
Mrs. Williams' father is A* B. Re
gan, a merchant of Sidney.
A weak Stomach, causing dyspep
sia,: a weak Heart with palpitation
or Intermittent pulse, always means
weak Stomach nerves or weak Heart
nerves. Strengthen these inside or
controlling nerve* with Dr. ShQop's
Restoratlveandsee how quickly
these ailment* disappear. Dr. Shoop
of Racine, Wis-, will mail samples
free. Write for them. A test -will
tell. Yonrhealth is certainly worth
this simple trial.' Sold by all dealers.
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ABERDEEN DEMOCRAT, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1907.
LEHETH OfJHE DAYS
Difference Between the Star Da
and the Sun Day.
IT IS GREATEST IN WINTER.
Why the Difference Occurs and How
It May Be Observed—Oddly Enough
the Shortest Day In the Year Is
Really the Longest Day In Time.
How long, after all, Is a day? The
geographies say that it is the time re
quired for the earth to turn once on
its axis, that it measures twenty-foui
hours by the clock and that a fraction
more than 365 of tliein are to be found
In a year.
It is a good plan when one reads
anything In a book to test it when be
can for himself. We want to see just_
how long it takes the earth to turn"
over once. Let us take any one of
the fixed stars that chances to be in
line with some convenient point and,
watch in hand, notice the precise mo
ment at which the star touches, let us
say, a particular tree, branch or stee
ple on the horizon line. If on the next
evening we stand at precisely the same
spot and sight the same star again in
line with tie same point as before,
then we shall know that the earth has
turned on its axis just once.
Curiously enough, however, we shall
discover, if this is done carefully, that.
In spite of what the books say, it does
not require twenty-four hours for the
earth to turn over once. About four
minutes before tlio day is up, by the
clock, the earth has revolved once and
brought the star back to its old posi
tion In the sky. Really, then, the earth
turns on its axis once in twenty-three
hours, fifty-six minutes and four sec
onds and, as one can easily reckon,
makes something more than 306 revo
lutions in a year.
But human be'ngs are not so mucb
interested iu the stars as in the sun.
We really don't care much how long it
takes the earth to turn over and bring
a star back again to the same point in
the slcy or how many times in a year
a star seems to go by. We set our
clocks and reckon our year by the
turning of the earth under the sun,
and lweause the earth not only turns
under the sun, but also goes round it,
it takes about four minutes longer to
bring the sun up to its old place iu
the sky than to bring back a star. This
comes about simply enough. Suppose
one is in a room looking out the win
dow at a tree. If he turns round once
exactly he will find himself looking
straight at the tree again, but If he
tried the same thing when he was on
a moving train he would find that
while he was making the turn the tree
had fallen behind. He would then, ac
cording to the way he twirled, have to
turn a little more or a little less to
bring the tree straight before his nose.
Therefore it is not quite true that a
day is the time required for the earth
to turn once on its axis. It really is
this time plus the four minutes or so
required for it to turn and look back
at the sun. The time required for this
extra turn is not the same at all times
in the year. One can easily see in the
case of the moving train that the fast
er the cars were moving or the nearer
the track the tree stood the more the
latter would seem to shift its position.
Since the earth is some 3,000,000 miles
nearer the sun in winter than In sum
mer. and since also the nearer the sun
it Is the faster it travels, the difference
between star day and sun day is
greatest In winter.
Oddly enough, it happens that Dec.
22, which has the least daylight of
any day In the year and 1b therefore
commonly said to be the shortest of
all days, is really the longest. It does,
as a matter of fact, run almost half a
minute oyer twenty-four hours, while
the true shortest day, which comes on
Sept 17. falls short by about the same
time.
So we really have three different
"dayB." There is the star day, which
Is the time during which the earth
turns over once. This, because the
earth spins steadily, is always the
same length, twenty-three hours, flfty
six minutes, four and nine-hundredths
seconds, and there are 366 of them In
a year. Then there is the ordinary le
gal day, which Is the time required for
a proper clock to get round twice.
This is just twenty-four hours. Be
sides these, there is ths «Qs day, its
time told by the: sundial, which, tak
ing short with long, averages twenty
four hours, but Is never found to be
exactly the same length for two days
in succession.
There Is a string of long days in the
winter,' followed by a series' of Bhort
ones In the spring^ In the summer the
ran days get fcjhf again, though not
quite so long as$» the winter. In the
autumn come th#l shortest days of all.
Only occasionally are clock day and
•an day of tbfe vaame length. Only
tear times a ywr do crock noon by
the clock handstand sun noon by the
•nndial occur at, the same moment,
while, because the long and short sun
days are found m'.sets, tl$y oftentimes
may be mor^than fifteen minutes
apart
The vast majority of the people
reckon their time by the sun. But
time for civilised men Is time by the
dock,. The days are all twenty-four
hours long, and no matter where the
sun is it Is noon for us when the clock
strikes 12. Nevertheless, astronomers
often go by star time, get In an extra
day in each yeafand have their noon
fail at all times of the day or night—
S. X, BrewsterinChlcago Record-Her-
It Is a kingly act to help tbefallen.
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CORNISH DIALECT.
Some Quaint Terms That Are Com
mon Among the Natives.
"A hitched my foot in the sconc
end knacked my nuddick. and A
wadn't able to clunky for a fortnight.'
Headers of dialect tales will proba
bly take It for granted tbat this sen
tence is Scotch. It is, however. Cor
nisb and, being interpreted, means,
caught my foot In the pavement and
struck the nape of my neck, and I wai
not able to swallow for a fortnight."
There are some quaint terms com
mon In Cornwall which have a pleas
ing savor of their own. The phrase
"my dear"—prolonged to two syllables
—is not, for instance, any indication ol
especial affection. It is a common
form of address to either man or wo
man. So also, though with rather mow
discrimination in Its use. is "my deeai
life."
A young child Is mentioned In term
of endearment as "my 'ansome" oi
"tender deear" or even "tender worm.'
"Son" and "sonny" are used without
the least relation to the age or sex ol
the person addressed. A son may some
times be heard speaking to his owt
father as "my son" or a husband call
ing his wife "sonny."
"Young" means simply unmarried. A
bachelor of eighty is "a young man.'
Of a bride still in her teens it was
said that she was "a pretty lot bettei
looking than when she was young."
An old person Is not simply old. He is
"old ancient." Several New England
localisms are found In Cornish speech
as "cricket" for a small stool, "chores"
for household jobs and "dowdy" foi
pudding, though in America the lattei
word survives only as part of "pan
dawdy," the delicious deep spiced ap
pie pie of country housewives.
A Cornish anecdote relates that a
small boy left at home to supervise the
family dinner while the rest of the
household were at church, having, like
King Alfred, neglected his duty and
allowed the fig pudding to scorch, iu
his dismay ran to the church and from
the doorway made signs to the house
wife to come forth. She Indignantly
signed him to wait, which for a time
he did, but at length, becoming Impa
tient, cried aloud In reply to her fur
ther winks and grimaces, to the scan
dal of the startled congregation:
"Ylew may winky and skrinky as
lpng as ylew du plase, but the figgy
dowdy is burnt gin the crock!"—Liver
pool Mercury.
OUR BRAINS ARE DOUBLE.
But Only One of Them la Used tp
Think With.
Man has a pair of brains just as he
has a pair of eyes and a pair of ears,
declares Dr. William Hanna Thomson
in Everybody's. But, asserts Dr.
Thomson, only one of our two brains
is used to think with. He continues:
"When we come into this world we
have a pair of quite thoughtless brains
and nothing more. To become Intelli
gent beings we must acquire a whole
host of mental faculties and endow
ments, not one of which does a human
being bring with him at birth. No one
was ever born speaking English noi
any other language. No newly born
babe knows anything by sight nor by
any other sense. Every kind of knowl
edge has to be gained by personal edu
cation. But only recently have we
found that this education necessitates
the creation of a local anatomical
change In brain matter to make It the
special seat for that 'accomplishment'
Thus no one can become a skilled vio
lin player uutil by long fashioning he
has at last made a violin playing place
in his cerebrum.
"But all this brain fashioning takes
BO mucb time and trouble that for
mere economy of labor, as one hemi
sphere will do all that Is necessary,
the Individual spends his efforts on
one of them only. As both hemi
spheres are equally good for this pur
pose, which of the two he will educate
depends on which one he begins'with.
This is settled for him when as a
child he begins all his training by the
hand that he then most easily uses
hence it is that all the speech centers
and all the knowing and educated
places are to be found only In the left
hemisphere of the right handed and In
the right hemisphere of thh left hand
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The Landlady's, Mistake.
On her first night at the seaside
lodgings the visitor found It Incredi
ble It seemed, for the landlady had ap
peared a neat cleanly, cautious body.
But as the lady visitor knew little of
her landlady and nothing of ber pred
ecessor In the apartment she decided
to mention the matter at breakfast "I
found something in my bedroom," she
began, and the landlady Interrupted.
"Then you must have brought It with
your* "I am quite sure I didn't," said
the visitor, "for I counted all mine be
fore I left home. But if you insist th,
this sovereign Is mine, of course"-^
—London Chronicle.
Did His Best.
"My goodness!" exclaimed an anx
tons mother. "What in the world made
your face so dirty, Willie?"
"Johnny Jones and me had a fight"
exclaimed Willie, "an' he throw'd more
dirt in. my face than I could aWaller."
—Home Magazine.
Not Honestly.
"Have you ever been In jail befor^?'
demanded the judge.
W*
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"No, your honor, honestly, never!"
"Of course you haven't honestly.
Few men get there that way."—Kan
safe City
Like All the Reet
The taflypMy husband Is particular
ly liable to Seasickness, captain. Oonld
you tell him what to do in caa* of ah
attack? The Captain—Tain't
sary.map. He'll do lt-r-Judge.
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TAKES THREE STRAIGHT HEATS
WITH EASE, HIS DRIVER
NOT PUSHING HIM.
Bisa, Baron McKinney and Bonnie
Way Fight for Second Place—The
Tennessee Stakes for 2:06 Pacers
Was liveliest Event of the Day,
and Was Won by Hedgewood Boy.
Lexington, Ky., Oct. 10.—General
Watts yesterday easily won the Ken
tucky Futurity in three straight
heats At no time was the colt even
extended, winning with his driver,
Mike Bowerman, holding the lines in
one hand. Kentucky Todd quit to
nothing when it came to the driving
finish. The only struggle was be
tween Bisa, Baron McKinney and
Bonnie Way for second money. The
heavy rains of Monday left the track
three or four seconds slow and record
breaking was out of the question.
The Tennessee stake lor 2:06 pa
cers furnished the only spectacular
racing of the day. R.F.D. won the
first two heats handily, but Leland
Onward, skillfully driven, won the
third and fourth heats in close finish
es from Kruger and Hedgewood Boy.
Hedgewood Boy easily won the fifth
heat and then the sixth and seventh
heats handily.
Lady Maud C. won the first and
second and Bonanza the third heat in
the unfinished 2:08 pace.
WORTH KNOWING
The average consumer of baking
powder does not know that a reac
tion occurrs in the process of baking.
Whenever a chemical reaction takes
place, the nature of the original ma
terials is entirely changed, so that
the substances which remain in the
food to be eaten are very different
from those which composed the bak
ing powder before baking. For this
reason the statement that a baking
powder contains alum or cream of
tartar is worthless so far as inform
ing the consumer as to what he eats.
What the consumer wants to know is
what goes into his stomach, not what
is in the can. Food prepared with a
cream of tartar baking powder does
not contain, any cream of tartar, just
as food prepared with alum baking
powder is free from alum. Some bak
ing powders leave large quantities of
Rochelle Salts in the food, which is a
dangerous drug and is produced by
the chemical combination of bicar
bonate of soda and cream of tartar
others leave lime, ammonia, etc.
Calumet Baking Powder has been
for so many years the standard of all
that is good in baking powder that
Its purity needs no defense. There is
just one fact that will bring this
point forcibly to the reader's mind.
This state, in common with nearly
every other state in the union, now
has a very stringent pure food law,
which in no uncertain terms prohib
its the manufacture and sale of any
food substances Injurious to health.
Calumet Baking Powder complies
with the pure food laws of this and
all other states.
Why should the consumer pay 45
or 50 cents per pound for baking
powder, when the best baking pow
der in the world can be made to re
tail at 25 cents per pound (the price
asked for Calumet Baking Powder)
The materials used in the manu
facture of Calumet Baking Powder
are so carefully selected and treated
and correctly proportioned and com
bined that the bread cake or biscuits
you eat1 are free from any chemicals,
such as cream of tartar, tartaric acid,
Rochelle saits, alum, lime or ammo
nia. In buying Calumet Baking Pow
der you get powder that is chem
ically correct and recommended by
•leading physicians and chemists.
Auction Sale.
Attend my auction sale of horses,
cattle, hogs, full line of farm ma
chinery, household goods, etc., on
/Wednesday, October 23, at 10 a, in,
Free lunch. Big sale. See large
bills. B. F. Jackheck, Jr., four miles
east of Aberdeen.
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Trial Catarrh treatments are being
mailed out free, on request, by Dr.
Shoop, Racine, Wia. These tests are
proving to the people—without a pen
nycoat—the great value of this
scientific prescription known to drug
gists everywhere as Dr. Shoop's Ca
tarrh, Remedy... 8old by alt dealers.
EARLY RISING.
it Have
Not Good For Those Who
to Work Hard All Day.
There is no adequate support for the
Impression that the early morning
hours are in any way more wholesome
or healthy than later periods of the
day. Except in summer time, they are
apt to be damp, foggy, chilly and
among the least desirable hours of
daylight. It Is quite true that during
the summer there Is a sense of exhila
ration about being abroad in these
early morning hours, but this evapo
rates with the dew and is apt to be
succeeded by a corresponding depres
sion and loss of working power later
In the day. I have been observing my
friends and patients for the past twen
ty years in this respect and am in
clined to the opinion that not a little of
the depression and nervousness which
eo commonly develop in hot weather Is
due to excessive exposure to light,
from habits of early rising, tnkerited
from agricultural ancestors, not coun
terbalanced by three to four hours'
rest in darkened rooms in the middle
of the day.
Secondly, that the exhilaration expe
rienced during the early morning hours
is an expensive luxury, which has to
be paid for later In the day. In fact, I
have found tbat, as a general rule, to
put it very roughly, the business or
professional man who rises an hour
before 7.30 or 8 o'clock goes to bed or
loses bis working power an hour and
a half earlier in the evening. Each In
dividual has in the beginning of his
day about so much working power
stored up In his brain and muscle
cells. If he uses this up with great
rapidity in the early morning hours he
naturally exhausts his stock the soon
er in the afternoon or evening.
It is largely a matter of when a man
wishes to be at his best If his occu
pation is of such a character that he
can clear off the brunt of his work in
the early morning hours, then let him
rise early. If, on the other hand, he re
quires full vigor and readiness of mind
and body In the latter part of the day
or at night,*theh lie must rise later to
get it. Even in pure muscle work it is......
false economy to work too long hours.
—American Magazine.
AN INGRAlE SOLDIER.
His Cowardly Action Was the Making
of a Nobleman.
Here Is a story of the battlefield.
There was war between the Swedes
and the Danes. One'day a great bat
tle was fought, and the Swedes were
beaten and driven from the field. A
soldier of the Danes who had been
slightly wounded wa3 sitting on the
ground. He was about to take a drink
from a flask. All at once he heard
some one say:
"Oh, sir, give, me a drink, for I am
dying!"
It was a wounded Swede who spoke.
He was lying on the ground only a lit
tle way off. The Dane went to him at
once. He knelt down by the side of his
fallen foe and pressed the flask to bis
Hps. "Drink," said he. "for thy need is
greater than-mine."
Hardly had he spoken these words
when the Swede raised himself on his
elbow. He pulled a pistol from his
pocket and shot at the man who would
have befriended him. The bullet grazed
the Dane's shoulder, but did not do
him much harm.
"Ah, you rascal!" he cried. "I was
going to befriend you, and you repay
me by trying to kill me. Now I will
punish you. I would have given you
all the water, but now you shall have
only half." And with that he drank
the half of it and then gave the rest to
the Swede.
When the king of the Danes heard
about this he sent for the soldier and
had him tell the story just as it was.
"Why did you spare the life of the
Swede after he had tried to kill you?"
asked the king.
"Because, sir," said the soldier, "I
could never kill a wounded enemy."
"Then you deserve to be a noble
man," said the king. And he rewarded
him by making him a knight and giv
ing him a noble title.—"Famous Stories
Retold."
Needless Ceremony.
Peter had been hastily bidden to
Bobby Hunt's party, and his mother
was "rounding him up" in front of the
washstand.
"Oh, mother," he said, "do I have to
have a whole bath?"
"Certainly."
Peter mumbled something, and his
mother asked him what It was.
"I said were you sure it wasn't Just
your idea," replied Peter. "I'm certain
I heard Bobby's mother tell you over
the telephone that the party was very
Informal."—Youth's Companion.
—C
He Knew Them.
Once at an Important function at
Marlborough "House Sir Frauds Knol
lys came up to the Princeof Wales
and remarked, "Some gentlemen of-the
{press wish admkblon, your royal high
ness."
"Oh," said the prince, "show them
In. If they don't come in at the door^..
they'll cbme in at the yentilator."
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"It must be fun." suggested the
friend, "to dally, dally with these shafts
of wit"
"Not when you're hitched between"
'em," responded the press humorist
with a sickly smile.—Louisville Cou
rier-Journal.
The Last Word.
Dyer—I don't object to my wife hav
ing the last word.
Enpee—I wouldn't if mine would cut
out some of those before it—8»*rt
Set
Pifcperty has its duties *eH as It*
Ights.-'-Drnmmond-

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