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Jrmn 11. It, 7 IV GUARANTEE satisfaction or your mon ey back on all jour purchases'. THE RELIABLE STORE. SILKS SILKS SILKS The Second Week of Our Great June Clearing Sale. Onr ftork must be roducod by July 1st, when we invoice. Thrrofon for one dav, Monday, whe-n we expert our out-of-town customers, we will give value thut ail will appreciate, as WE CAN SAVE YOU 50 PER CENT ON SILKS. CAWNPORE SILK SUITING 27 Inches wide, regular $2.00 value, tQ RI BYIATT SILK CLIKE RAJAH) 27 Inches wide, $1.00 value, fiOp OUR 27-INCH COLOR TAFFETA Sc grade; Monday sale, 75c 100 pieces of fine Fancy Silks, In point warps, checks, stripes and many iynn other neat effects; our $1.23 and $1.00 values Monday; only, yard. ' All the balance of our fancy 85c and 75c values; In one big lof for, yard. .vJL, Penu de Cygnos, a choice line of new shades, 19 Inches wide, regular ACin Too; special for, yard - - ."" Color Taffeta, a full line of colors, 19 Inches wide, regular 65c value; ACin for, yard. ............-.........-...-... - ... . . Blnok Taffeta. 27 Inches wide, for only, yard . . . . 69c Blur-k Taffeta, 27 inches wide, $1.19 value for, yard . . 85c Black Taffeta, 27 Inches wide, $1.35 value for, yard..., . ........ .93c Black Taffeta, 86 inches wide, $1.76 value for, yard. .1.2S Black Taffeta, 86 inches wide, $1.35 value for, yard. . .. ......1.00 Black Taffeta, 30 inches wide, $1.00 value for, yard... 79c BLACK PEAU DE BOIES, FOR WRAPS VERY SPECIAL. 19 inch wide, regular 85c value for, yard 49c 24 inch wide, regular $1.2 value for, yard 89c 27 inch wide, regular $1.25 value for, nrdHr........ 95c 36 inch wide, regular $L75 value for, yard. .. , . . . 1.20 MONDAY SPECIALS In Our Great Domestic Room. That our offerings are winners we know from the crowds of enthusiastic buyers who daily throng this greatest Omaha domestic room. The quality of our offerings is what tells. DON'T MISS MONDAY. $1.00 extra wide Blenched and Vn- :Qr bleached Table Linen, at, yard JOW 27Hc Seamless Bleached Sheeting, Q- 24 yards wide, at, yard 26c Seamless Unbleached Sheeting, J7r m a w 8c .8ic 10c Wash Fabrics, In pretty patterns, abso lutely fast colors, at, 1?C yard , u'w 15c Mercerized Suiting Duck, light 'Tlf. and dark patterns, at, yard a 12V4c Zephyr Ginghams, great snap, at, yard 15c Wh Voiles, at, yard 15c Percales, 38 Inches wide, 71 n at, yard 'J V&: Standard Dress Prints, A Lr at. yard ...1 10c TrlntPd Batistes and Lawns, A1 r at. yard 15c Printed Batistes and Organdies, m,-, at. yard 60c wide Bleaohed Table Linen, 'lQr 48c at yard. Table Linens, at, yard. 24 yards wide, at, yard. 180 Pillow Casing, bleached, 42 Inches wide, at, yard 16o Bleached Pillow Casing. 46 Inches wide, at, yard 66c Keady-to-use Seamless Bleached Sheets, 81x90 size, at 60c Ready-to-usa Sheets, 81x90 size, at 12Ho Ready-to-use Cases, 42x45x36. at , 15o English Long Cloth, 36 Inches wide, at, yard 19o Victoria Lawn, 40 Inches wide, at, yard 12Vic Curtain Swiss, 36 inches wide, at, yard . 10c 12ic 49c 39c 9c 10c 124c 64c Millinery Specials For Monday """i"sssssisssssssssssssssssssMSsssssssssssMSM .Every pattern hat in the house, from the most delicate in shades and tints down to the black, go at bed rock prices. French imported models that formerly sold at $25 " J? A and $20, go at ....... .. fO3 New York models in most exquisite shades, that sold Q JJA at $18 and $13, go at . . . ...... .... . ... M ,Oi J U All $10 Hats go at. ........ 5.00 The greatest trimmed hat sale of the season hats fresh from Chicago, worth $G and $3, go at the remarkable AO price of $1.98, $1.49 and ...... .70C Washable baby bonnets, $1, 79c, 69c and.. .......49c Children's untrimmed flops, worth 50c, at . . ,19c The most astonishing street hat sale ever offered in C Omaha, hats worth $4 and $3, while they last. UC Other Interesting Monday Bargains 5c C5c LADIES' BELTS, .V All Winds of leather, silk, elnstlc snd white duck belts RTPfitest bargain ever offered at, each $1.00 SHIRT WAIST PATTERNS. 2flc Only one pattern to a customer they are beautifully em- 7Q hroidored patterns; choice JG 85c VEILING, PER YARD, Be-All colors, all styles, all width veiling worth 20c and 35c yard; C at one price Monday, yard JC $J EMBROIDERED SHIRT WAISTS, 5Ic A new lot Just received, the greatest snap of the season; Mon- CQr day, as long as they last, at D"C NEW NECKWEAR Monday at 25c to , JC 25c NOVELTIES, 5c Immense line of titles. PURE LINEN HANDKER- E CHIEFS Great snap, at. ...... .DC my Til 10 RELIABLE STORK. Special Sale Monday All Classes Fit ltd by Exptrl Opticians Satisfaction Guaranteed Gold plated rimless Eyeglasses, QQr worth $2.50, at - JJ Qnld plated Spectacles, Jtr worth $2.00, at A.... Ut Good steel Spectacles, A Or" worth 11.60, at ....vv" High power magnifying Glasses, IQc worth 60c, at 'w 530.00 Robes Monday for $15.00 WE HAVE SECURED THE SAM TLB LINE OF THE AD ABRAMS EM BROIDERY CO. DRESS ROBES AT 50C ON THE DOLLAR. Exquisitely embroidered linen, Swiss, rongpe, voile and organdie robes at ' JUST HALF PRICE MONDAY. $10.00 Robes for .......5.00 $12.00 Kobes for 6.00 $15.00 Kobes for 7.50 $20.00 Kobes for ....... .10.00 $25.00 Robes for .......12.50 $30.00 Kobes for .-.-....15.00 You cannot afford to miss this grand opportunity. Embroideries and Insertings of all kinds, worth 5c, 10c and 15c per yard In one great lot Monday, at, per yard 2 (Ul 111 AYE s THB reliable: store. 'mail orders WILL BE FILLED FROM ALL THESE PRICES EXCEPT ING THE HOUR SALES Main Wash Goods Dept. - HIGH GRADE - ORGANDIES 1 WHITE GUVDb Carpet Sale Monday, June 12th Surprising Bargains in High Grade Goods. 2,130 Yards of Carpet Goes on Sale Monday at the Following Stupendous Bargain Prices: 400 yards Rex Brussels, all colors, ,4C 580 yards Velvet Brussels, all col- C. at, yard .... ... JC ora, at, yard UJC 200 yards Wilton Velvets, all col- 500 yard Extra Brussels, all col ors, at, yard 59c ors, at, yard 75c 450 yards handsome Smith Axminsters in all colors, while they last, at, yard 75c These goods are all first-class and run in lengths from 10 to 40 yards. Some have bor ders and can be made into rugs. If you are looking for carpet values for present or future use attend this sale and make your selections early. The entire carpet department will be devoted to the display, every piece marked in plain figures. See Sixteenth Street Window Display. I Economically Interesting Monday Bargains Our Cloak and Suit Buyer found the New York market greatly overstocked on account of the unusually cool weather and secured many rare bargains for our customers. Among the many bargains secured were: Flannel Department Dodge Davis 50c Wljlte on Flannel, at. yard .....""C 8c extra heavy Shaker Flan- An nel, at, yard ISc Drapery Cretonne, 1 r at, yard J-VJC 12'ie Sllkoline, fl at, yard .. ....."2 15c Woodlawn Cheviot Shirt- j ing, at, yard J-UL. 12VjC Sotta Silk Drapery, f?n at, yard , ..J-1 BED SPREADS. $1.00 White Honeycomb Bed Spreads, handsome Marseilles patterns, hem med ready for use, extra 4Qf large size, each rLUL $1.25 White Fringed Honeycomb or Crochet Bedspreads, cut corners for iron beds, heavy knotted Qftn fringe, full size, each. - , . . ,. JOL J- Crockery Specials Always something special In this de partment. The Monday list is excep tionally interesting. Don't miss these snaps: WATER TUMBLERS each WINK GLASSES each CRYSTAL BERRY SAUCERS each LARGE BERRY DISHES each ..... JUICE EXTRACTORS CRYSTAL WATER DIPPERS-Br UKh SWEET PEA VASES eacn ....... CRYSTAL SUGAR BOWLS each A RT P'OTTERY JARDINIERES 25C DECORATED CUSPIDORS each HANDLED SHERBET CUPS each . .2c 2c ......2c ..-10c 3c 10c 10c 9c 3c 125 SILK COATS in the Redlngote style which will be sold at Just HALF PRICE. $20.00 Redingotes at . . -$10 $30.00 RedUigotes at. . -...... . .$15 $40.00 Redingotes" at.... - $20 75 EXQUISITE SILK SUITS from James Brady, Broadway, N. Y., beautiful imported garments, at HALF PRICE. $00.00 Suits for . . ... 30 $50.00 Suits for $25 $40.00 Suits for $20 $30.00 Suits for $15 STUPENDOUS BARGAINS IN WOMEN'S SKIRTS-5000 Gar ments secured from Jacob Hyman, Max Solomon, Sof ranskl Bros , anil KafTke Bros., all well known New York Manufacturers, at a great bar gain, we will give our custom ers the benefit. Silks, Sicilians, Panamas and fancy mixture. Misses' and extra sizes in cluded, 5 accordion pleated skirts In all colors, remark able bargains 2 LADIES' SKIRTS, worth up to SH, In all the newest styles and materials, at, A fQ choice HANDSOME VOILE SILK AND PANAMA SKIRTS In all colors and black $12.50, nale price, Monday A GRAND BARGAIN DIS PLAY IN WOMEN'S SUMMER WAISTS from the Marquise, Holzman, National, and Max Roth Waist Co's., at unprece dented low prices. Lot 1. Women's Waists, as sorted colors and styles, iep at, choice Lot 2.Walsts In Whites, Blacks, Blues and Pinks, worth ACp up to $1.50, choice UOW. Lot 3. Beautiful Waists In Lawns, Batistes, and msny other materials, worth QCp up to $2.50. at, choice. $4.00 Linen, Lnv.-n and Jap Waists, in all different 4 QC! styles, choice ItJxJ 200 VOILE, -ET AMINE, PANAMA AND SICILIAN SUITS from A. Pollock & Co., N. Y. These garments were made for the N. Y. trade and on account of the extremely low price we could not resist the temptation to buy them, the entire lot worth up to $25, on sale Monday at, Q Clfl choice O.JV COVERT COATS from Isaac & Sternfleld's 3d ave., N. Y., of fine covert cloths in tans and blacks, made up specially for a large Bal tlmore house, values up to $20, we secured them at a price that ennbles us to give our customers their choice Monday 5 00 i Grand Display of Waists at $2.98, $3.98, $5.00, $7.50 2 Q0 Handsome Line of Tea S ff Jackets at 60c to O.VIVJ Women's Home Made Wrap pers. a new lot just received, don't fall to see them. SPECIAL HOUR SALES MONDAY. From 8:30 till 9:30 a. m. $1.50 Sateen Lnder- 7n skirts From 9 till 10 a. m. Women's Dressing Cr Sacques OCJW From 10 till 11 a. m. Women's House Dresses and Wash Suits In checks, reds, blues and blacks, $3 values, QQ worth up to 7.50 The finest line of silk orgnndles ever seen In Oniuba. All the uew bountiful designs, French Cnrreaux, Toint Swiss, plain Jacquard organdies, they sold at 50c and 75c a yard, Clip Monday will sell, at yard J3 Fine silk organdies, with all the floral designs, worth 59c, will go Fine silk organdies, with all the now floral designs, worth 60c, 5 will go at, yard tmOVt Fine mercerized organdies, worth IP 35c a yard, will go at, yard Mt Fine organdies 12'c and Irish dimities in plain white figured, warranted to wash, beautiful IP designs, etc J Frlnted and dotted batistes at yd., 1 A. 12Vac and 3t Galatea cloth, 400 designs for boy sum mer suits, the best made, at, 1 C a yard UC Summer voiles, in all prices, 50c, 25c, 15c, 10c and 10c 5c All new fancy Juoqnards, a new Importa tion from Tootln Brnadhuist. Mniu hrs tor, England, in nil tho tie.it new de signs, Uotw, plu heads, enilirnlilercil and everv thing new and up to dMie ut Mc, 50c, 3! Hi, 25c, lfc IC. and - 0 Persian Lawns, Fretnh lawns, Imlln Llnons, graduating dresses, wedding dresses, etc., at $1.50, $l.oo, 7.V. Ol 60c, 40c, 30c, 25c, l'-c ltc nud.OiC DRESS LINENS High grade dress linens, all colors ami fancy, 73c, 50c, 30c 7 Q and. ...t -. . AiJw Butcher's linen, for suits, fine fin- J r ish, 50c. 50c and ,.mJC Fine dress linens, bleh finish TCi $1.00, 75c, 50c, 50c and lfC Wnlstlng linens, fine for shirt- waist suits, 75c, 50c, 31K; and .. AiJC Handkerchief linens 30 inches wide, for short waists, $1.25, $1.00, 75c, PA 50c and JUC Linen lawns, high finish, very sheer, $1.50, $1.25, $1.00, 75c, 60c, 40c, f? 30c and &JC Embroidered linens, $1.98, $1.50, Pft. $1.25, $1.00, 7.V and UJM Embroidered batistes, $1.50, $1.00 and. tntistes, $1.50, y r Wool Dress Goods We will close out all our fine Mohair fancies and spring suitings at very small part of their cost. The new Overline Mountain and Automobile Mohair, jnst out, will 1 Of) wash like muslin, 46 inches .wide at, yard 1UU Ril.lrinVi fnholra fina -ol rV f tvoiWli C1 if a tot In KIiia 1 nm n.1 T blnok; for Monday only nt, a yard , JOL 8G( 3S and 40 Inch Spring Mohairs and Wool Suitings that sold at 50c, uvz auu i wt .uuuuav uiuj MM M 4m J LINING DEPARTMENT The greatest Lining Department west of Chicago Lustrals, Gloria, Tico, Manhattan, Sampson's Silk, Opera Satin, Percallnes, Haircloth, Rubber Tissue, Serges, Sleeve Lining, Italians, Crenoliues, and everything for tailors, dress makers and costumers. Send for samples of Dress Goods, Wash Goods and Linings. Great Undermuslin Sale Continues Five hundred dozen high grade garments Gowns, Corset Covers, Skirts and Drawers nil unprecedented bargains. FINE CAMBRIC SKIRTS With dupp flounces of lace and embroidery un derlny, with dust ruille, worth QQ $2.50; sale price JOC NAINSOOK GOWNS In the newest styles, long and full, handsomely trimmed nnd worth $1.50 to QQ $5.00; in two lots, at $1.50 and. JOC CORSET COVERS In very best ma terials and newest styles, beautifully trimmed, worth up to $1.50; Sntur- day in two lots, at 40c and 39c $2.50 TO $5.00 SKIRTS, $1.50 Made of fine lawn with handsomely designed deep flounces of tine lace and em broidery; a great snap, 1 50 FINE CAMBRIC DRESSES With deep lawn ruflles, lace trimmed, worth .'i'.Hs and 50c; while they lust, choice . HANDSOME FANS The most com plete line in the unequaled values, at $10.00 to JC (Don't Fall to See Them.) FROM 8 TILL 10 A. M. MEN'S FINE BALBRIGGAN SHIRTS AND D R AWE RS Worth up to f C 50c; at, per gnrment ....UC FROM 10 TILL 11 A. M. LADIES' NAINSOOK GOWNS With embroidery or lace yokes, ribbon trimmed, worth $1.00 to $2.50; choice 69c FROM 11 A. M. TILL 12 M. BOYS' BALBRIGGAN SHIRTS AND DRAWERS Worth 25c to 30c; Krent; snap ror one hour; at, per f r 1 garment. took for in Our Furniture Department WALL PAPER GREAT PRE-INVENT0RY SALE Begins Monday, June 12th. If you need wall paper or paints don't patterns we have ever carried and our fall to get our prices lfore buying. We prices during the next 10 days will be ere showing the largest stock of new money-savers. INVESTIGATE. The one place where reasonable prices go hand in hand with good quality. MUSCLE DEVELOPERS FOR YOUR BOY OR GIRL. We have put in with our children's carriages and go-carts this little hand car. It Is made of mallenble iron, nnd the only wood parts are the seat and handle. A child can propel this car by means of legs and arms, thus developing these useful members of the body. A very handsome, useful and engag ing article for boy and girl. Iron tire Q C I Rubber tire I QP wheels.. .. t JO wheels.. . :JJ D An elesant footstool that you are bound to appreciate. The legs are iron, gold bronre, the upholstering Is fancy velour, assorted colors. This stool Is so strong: that It will stand un under the weight of a full grown. person, frice Bee our Lawn Seats for See our Lawn Rockers for 50c 85c 1.25 See our Lawn Oak Chalrt QQ See our Lawn Oak Rockers f (t tar See our Oak Sideboards for , 9.85 SEIE US FOR EVERYTHING IN THE FURNITURE LINE IF YOL WISH TO MAKE A DOLLAR DO DOUBLE DUTY. AT HAYDEN'S GROCERY Prices mean Dollars Saved on Your Purchases 48-Ib. sacks Fancy High Patent Minnesota Flour $1.48 7-lb. sacks best Breakfast Oatmeal 15c 10-lb. sacks best C'ornmeal 15o 5- lbs. best Hand Picked Navy Beans 19o 5 lbs. best Pearl Tapioca, Sago, Barley or Farina 19o 10 bars Swift's Pride. Diamond "C," Beat 'Em All or White Paris Laundry Soap. .35c 5-lb. pails pure Fruit Jelly 15c Jellycon or Jello, per package 7Hc Egg-O-See, Malta Vita or Xcelo, per pack age 7V4o 2-lb. package Nudavine Oatmeal 5c The best Soda Crackers, per pound 6a Fresh Bread, per loaf to INTERESTING CANNED GOODS PRICES 2- lb. cans fancy sweet Sugar Corn 40 1 dozen cans fancy sweet Sugar Corn....50o 3- lb. cans solid packed Tomatoes 6VjO SIN 1 dozen cans solid packed Tomatoes 70a 1-lb. cans fancy Alaska Salmon 9o 1-lb. cans Condensed Cream 7W Oil or Mustard Sardines, per can 4c 1-lb. cans assorted Soups 7c 1-lb. cans Rex Pork and Beans, with sauce 5o FRUIT. FRUIT, FRUIT. Fancy Seedles Lemons, per dozen 12o Fancy Sweet Oranges, per dozen 12c Fancy large ripe Bananas, per dozen ..,.12o Fancy Fard Dates, per pound 10c Pure Colorado Honey, per rack lOo English Walnuts, per pound 10c CANDY. CANDY. CANDY. Regular 30c Chocolate Creams, per lb..,. 16a Regular 30c Bon Bons, per lb 15o Regular 80c Omaha Mixed, per lb 15a Fresh Salted Peanuts, per lb 10c COMING. Another car of fancy Florida Pineapples to arrive Monday or Tuesday. Watch dally papers for this, last great sale of this delicious fruit. Great Tool Sale Mon- day in Hardware Dept. 16-inch Wood Jnckplnne fido Solid Steel Shingling Hatchet ::,o Oil Tempered Carpenter Hammer i'jo 6-pound Mason's Hammer 49o Stanley Block Plane 4:io Ruby Oil Stone 4.ro 1-inch Stanley Chisel , Xio 1 R-16 Inch Double Spur Auger Bit l.'io 10-Inch Nickel Ball Bearing Swei-p Ratrh Brace $l..' No. Steel Tinners Snips $1.19 Two Cutter Expansive Bit, cuts 74 to IV lnches $t.l! Carpenter's Steel Hammers, each IMo Full Una of Files, up from 6o Highest grade Jenning s Saw $1.1!) OTHER 'GREAT SPECIALS TO BE IN CLUDED IN THIS SALE. 14-lnch Lawn Mower $2.4$ Lawn Sprinklers - 19' Garden Hose, per foot up from..! 5. 2-Hole Burner Gasoline Stove $2.4'J Solid Steel Garden Hoe lf0 Hardwood Adjustable Window Screens, each -'"o Tin Sprinkling Can 4-Tle Parlor Broom. l.J Connecticut Food Chopper "ho 10-quart Galvanized Water Pail leu See our full lino of Refrigerators. HALLOWEB MOUNT VERNON Where Patriotism Guards the Homo and Tomb of Washington. WO RK OF RESTORATION AND PR0TECT10 Insplrlns ZeaJ at th Moamt Vernon Ladles' Association of tho Union .Nebraska's Repreaentav tlTaAa Appeal. ' On a late visit to Mount Vernon, through the courtesy of Mrs. General Charles F. Manderson, vice regent of the association for this state, I had the pleasure of see ing representative women from more than twenty states who, carrying on the work which began nearly fifty years ago, w,ore attending the annual meeting of the asso ciation for the preservation of the home and tomb of the father of his country. No higher service, springing from pure love of country was ever rendered in human annala than that of these noble women, who rescued Mount Vernon from ruin, and who have preserved it to the na tion as a priceless possession. As I saw the gray-haired wives and mothers of our country gathered in the home, and near tho tomb, of Washington, as guardians of both, the sceno was something much more than impressive. It was inspiring to the last degree in giving assurance iloubly sure that patriotic love of country has not waned, notwithstanding tho viciHsItudoa of war and peace, when the women of the nation from thirty states, north and south, east and west, in annual convention assembled, declare by tholr works that the flames of patriotism shall be kept steadily burning upon Its most sacred altars. And it may be well to remind the people of the state of the honor that u bestowed upon them by the women of the country when Mrs. Man derson was chosen to represent it in the board of vice regents, and this selection, so honorable to one of the most worthy and competent of women, will be the bet ter appreciated when it Is stated that the vice regents are chosen from the various states by the most careful scrutiny and without the slightest hint or foreknowledge on the part of the recipients of the honor which la coming to them. History of the Estates. The estates of George Washington on the Potomac river were derived by the "Father of his Country" from his half-brother, Lawrence Washington. The estate, as it was thus derived, amounted to about 2,500 acres, but George Washington extended its boundaries until hey included about 8,000 acres. When he died, the property passed for life to his widow, and the household effects of the mansion were divided among her four grandchildren. Following the year 1850, an effort was made by John A. Washington, Jr., the last owner of the estate who bore the name, to Bell It to the national government and the common wealth of Virginia, but these efforts failed. In 156. Miss Ann Pamela Cunningham of South Carolina visited Mount Vernon and was horrllied at the condition of uffalrs there. The estate had been cut down to a few hundred acres, tho buildings were dilapidated and the household effects that had belonged to Washington seemed to be scattered the world over.. She organized the women of the country In a patriotic) effort to pay John A. Washington, Jr., the $2o,000 that he asked for the 2l0 acres of the estate that contained the historic buildings and the tombs of George and Martha Washington. The purchase price was raised by contribution from every state in the union, and Hon. Edward Everett lectured for the fund, and the con tribution from this source amounted to nexrly $70.ono. Work of Restoration. The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of tie Union waa then organized and sines 1856 It has had charge of this, the most precious possession in the United States. It Is the best Instance of honest, painstaking and successful management afforded in this country. All of the buildings have been restored until they are in perfect condi tion. The grounds have been beautified, the gardens kept up, the fields cultivated, the trees cared for and a great sea wall, costing $30,000, was built to protect the land from the washing of the waters of the Potomac. The world over has been scoured to bring to Mount Vernon the property that belonged to Washington and orna mented the old mansion. Most of it was obtained by purchase, and to give some Idea of the value that is placed upon these matters, within two months past $500 was paid for a chair that waa in the old house and $3,000 was paid for Washington's shav ing table. The expense In gathering to gether these precious pieces and placing them where they should remain has bern enormous, and the cost of the maintenance of the estate and protecting 4t by proper guards from acts of vandalism Is also large. Limited Membership. The object of the association was to-liave one woman regent from each state in the union, but of the forty-five states only thirty are represented on the board of re gents. The reason for this Is that as va cancies occur they are filled with great care and deliberation, the purpose being to have as members of the board only those who will take great interest In the matter and give the time needed for the purpose. These women meet in the early part of May for their annual business session, and remain, usually, for from ten daya to two weeks In constant sesnlon. The regent Is Mrs. Jus tine Van Rensselaer Townsend of New York, and there Is one ice regent from each of the thirty states represented. It Is worthy of note that the stales of Ohio and Iowa have been without a vice regent for some years, pending the determination of the selection of the women of these stales best suited for the purpose. The first regent from the state of Ne- braaka was the wife or Rt. Rev. Robert H.j Clarkson, EpiBcopal bishop of Nebraska. Being unable to attend to the duties that devolved upon her she was compelled to resign and was auccecded by Mrs. Charles F. Manderson, who has been vice regent and has attended the annual meetings of the association for the last five years. A Beantifnl Spot. The two places in the United States that perhaps are more beautiful than any others In the months of May and June are the West Point Military academy, beautified by the generous appropriations from the federal government, and Mount Vernon on the Potomac, kept In perfect order by the voluntary efforts of the women of America. The large expense Incident to the care of the estate of Washington la met by the payment of 25 cents, charged every one who visits Mount Vcgrnon. This gives a very fair Income, but It is supplemented by the generous gifts of the lady regrntR, who not only have purchased much of the original furniture, but have mnde Ruli.st tntial Im provements to the estate and hive given liberally of their own means. Among the noted names ml'Tlit he given: Walker of North Carolina, Sweat of Maine, Hudson of Connecticut, Ball of Virginia. Longfellow of MassachusettH, Ricli.it -dson of Louisiana, Rathbone of Michigan, I clter of Illinois, Hill of Culorario, Conu-prs. ot Delaware. Hearst of California. G Ms-borough of Maryland. Graham of Missouri, Ames of Rhode Island. Townsend of New York, Harrison o( Pennsylvania, Maxey of Texas, Van Rensselaer of West Virginia. The. secretary of the association Is Mrs. Ward of Kansas, and the chief of the ad visory committee Is Chief Justice Fuller of the United States supreme court. Not only are the hands of the vandals kept from Injuring the estate, but thu women turn a deaf ear to those who under a suggestion of Improvement see): to mod ernize Mount Vernon. Their pride is that the home Is not only carefully kept from decay, but Is maintained as Washington left it. The gardens are aa he planned and planted them; the lawns are as he laid tbero out and the tomb la aa ha ordered It to be kept. The quarters for the servants, which have been rebuilt in part, are on plans which Washington drew; the trees which have died are replaced by trees from his list, and Mount Vernon becomes more and more beloved as the years pass over it. An Appeal. In closing this review and comment on the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union and the great work it has done I venture a suggestion, and also an appeal, for the proper support of Nebraska's dis tinguished vice regent that she may more adequately maintain the dignity of the po sltlon by having a fund placed at her dis posal for sharing with others the pecuniary burdens that surround It. No large sum for this purpose would be required. I am sure that there plenty of men In our state who would only be too glad to furnish It if they could know what may be needed. Perhaps the Sons and Daughters of the Revolution may see their way to taking up the matter in a way that would serve to create a pa triotic Interest In the work to which Vice Regent Manderson has devoted so much time and labor. GEORGE L. MILLER. Tale of a Mulled Auto. It stubbornly refused to throb Internally. A man wearing an oilskin cap, goggles and a long, light duster, turned the crank handle with energy like a man diawln;; water from a c.hnln pump. lie .a used for breath. "UIo it another twist!" "Turn It good''' "Pay, Where's yer muscle?" These various gas explosions came not from the refractory motor, but from sundry onlookers. Once more the patient chauffeur hope fully seize. 1 the rark and ground- It stren uously. No resuH. He paused hkhI.i to ren.ove his cap and catch his breath. An elderly ivntleman observing the action stepix-d forward and dropid a coin in the upturned cap. He said, with calm appre ciation; "It's the only monkey organ I ever saw that wasn't a pesky nuisance. You deserve the nickel." New York 6u OUT OF THB ORDINARY. An Austrian meteorologist, J. N. Nowak, who forecasts the weather by means of a plant called "abus preeatorius," discov ered by him in Mexico many years ago, will erect his first weather stations In Vienna and London. Nowak maintains that his forecasts are obtulnable from three to eight days ahead. Burglars looted a New York residence of $ti0,t)00 worth of Jewelry and a packet of the wife's love letters to which her husband was not a participating party. Now a rewnrd of $lt),0JO is offered for tho return of the letters and no questions asked about the Jewelry. Henry King of Baltimore, a veteran of the civil war, 70 years old, died recently. Two weeks before death he dreamed three times thai he had but two weeks to live, and told his family repeatedly that he expected to din at the end of that time. He remained in his usual health for tr-n days, when he was taken sick and grew rapidly and constantly worse till he died two weeks to the hour, after his first dream. A late story of Russell Sage tells how a committee or society women waited upon him and asked a subscription to soiiix charitable object. Carnegie, Rockefeller and Morgan were down for a thousand or two each and Mrn. Russell H.ig-'s name appeared opposite the modest sum of $HO. The old financier reached for his pen and his fair visitors were Jubilant until lie handed back the subscription list. Jin had merely written "Mr. and" in front of "Mrs Russell Sage." Some folks In rural Virginia have again been frightened out of their wits by the "awful" sound of "air rolls," which dis turb the happiness of these people nearly eve.-y spring. The passing of these 'air colts" Is .ilways regarded by some as a sure sign of Judgment day, and the "neigh ing In the air" has the good effect of sending the alarmed persnns to their knees In prayer The "air colts" complained of nre nothing more nor less than swuns or crania In their annual Journey from south to il, e north. Five-year-old Truman Piatt sat on the hluli Canal street trestle at Grand Rapids, Mich., watching the whirlpools in the river. A Grand Trunk switch engine backing up Willi a long string of cars ran on the bridge t high speed. When the engineer first saw the little figure lie reveised his engine and shut his eyes so us not to witness the tisgeily. J.lttln Truman laughed with delight at the approaching train and lay flal down between the rails; the en gine passed over him. When dragged out he chuckled, "Nice choo-rhoo car " He mi carried home to bis mother without a scratch, and she fainted away. RELIGIOUS NOTES. The entire annual output of Sunday school periodicals in the 1. nlted Stales and Canada Is about 4aO,uui.M0 copies. United States Commissioner of Education, Harris shows by his latest book that lu loiiX cities of more than 4.Ui0 population In this country Mo of them have their school opened with religious exercises. In 811 schools the Bible is read, In KZl prayer is offered by teacher or class, and 91j hyujtji and sacred songs are sung. The recent development of the Woman's Cnmiin Missionary society Is the birthday missionary fund, persons pledging XI eacli on their own birthday to b applied to the support of some missionary. Already there are at least half a dozen missionaries thus provided for, and the first was only si nt out last fall. During the last year more than a million copies of the scriptures were sold In China, by the British and Foreign Bible society. This was exclusive of 3.i,i0 copies In tin shape of free grants, mainly to Chliusn students. This record far exceeds all pre vious records of the society's circulation In the Chinese empire. Rev. Wallace Radiiiffe, pnstor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian church, Washington. D. .. is one of the most pop ular ministers In that city, and takes an active Interest In all municipal affairs. He was pastor of the Woodland Presbyterian church, In this city, for a. time, snd later pastor of the First Presbyterian church, Reading. Pa. Rev. Putnam Cady, pastor of Emmanuel Presbyterian church, Amsterdam, N. Y., has been chosen to fellowship in the fa mous Roval Geographical society of Eng land, an honor conferred on but very lew Americans. This highly complimentary ac tion was taken In recognition of Mr. Cndy's geographical discoveries In tho land of Moalt and on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea. One of the oddest churches 4n this coun try Is found in the redwood forests of Cali fornia: It Is near San Jose and Is main tained by a mining settlement, the minister working as a miner during the week. It la built In one of 11,.- hollow trees and accom modates a congregation of twenty-live, with a sce for a r cess chancel, which con tains a small organ. New York is the l irg. st single mission Held in the world loila. It is estimated that only one-third of Its population, botli Protestant and Roman Catholic, Is under Christian Influence. The foreign descent population In New York is larger than the whole of Chicago's population, and they read thirty-six daily newspapers In foreign tongues. Congregationalism carries on re llgioua services in fourteen languages.