Dakota County herald. (Dakota City, Neb.) 1891-1965, September 21, 1906, Image 3

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CONCLUSION.
Tne henrt of London Is surrounded
by weak lungs. The latest expert In
vestigations show that within a radius
of two miles from Charing Cross, near
which the Hotel Cecil :s, there Is no
ozone In the air whatever. The device
uggested by Dr. Ves Vcuux, the luug
specialist, last year, that fresh air be
brought Into the city by means of tube
railways and the bad air pumped out
by the same channels, has not as yet
been put Into operation. The city still
deserves the name of "Smog," which
lie gave It, telescoping tlio two words,
y psanoke" and "fog," together Ingenious
ly. This "smog" Is a good deal
Lnotlced as the strange? starts out to
Eaee London by way of the Strand.
(J ' In Fleet street Is a hairdresser's shop
L which elicits attention by Its claim, In-
1 former palace of Henry VIII. and Car
dinal Wolsey. There ere newspaper
offices Innumerable In Fleet street and
1n the narrower streets that lead away
from It Near by Is Chancery lane, the
chief legal thoroughfare, of London.
Hidden off here, on the right, Is the
Temple church, which the Knights
Templar built In the twtlth century
In Imitation of the Round church of
the Holy Sepulcher at Jerusalem, when
they returned from their first two cru
sades. On this side Is Fetter lans, where
the White Horse lrwi once stood, most
i famous among old coaching houses.
Down Bouverle street to Wbltcfrlars,
(formerly crowded with thieves and
debtors, who sought the privilege of
i sanctuary which the old church con-
t erred.
A ride on the top of an omnibus gives
the tourist the proper Idea of busy
London. Not only does he see much,
but he gets In touch with an Interest
ing phase of life. From whatever cause
It happens, the pride In race and coun
try which these old irlvers feel, their
respect for royalty and government
represent pretty fairly the highest pa
triotic spirit of England's lower middle
class whom misguided foreigners some
times pity. There Is a sturdiness and
Independence about them which marks
them as belonging to a ruling people,
and, what Is yet morn to the point,
their respect for their sovereign Is
like an extension of their own self
irespect They speak of the king as tf
!be were an elder brother, the head of
.their family, whom they affectionately
revere.
After a day In London a visit to the
THE HUNTING SI'ASON.
Cincinnati Post
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN.
Madison Square Garden, where Wil
liam J. Bryan spoke Iu New York, Is
one of the notable atructures In the city.
It stands at 23d street and 5th avenue
and looms up In what architects call
warm tones" and Is surmounted with
a tower planned after the historic Glr
atda at Seville, Spain. It Is capable of
housing anything from a circus to a
chamber concert, and In It have been
held many notable meetings. The an
nual hor3e shows are held within lta
MADISON 8QUABE OABDEIf.
walls, and the number of sporting
events that have taken place under Its
roof ate almost without number. The
roof of the garden Is crowned with ar
tistic domed turrets and the main cor
ner of the structure has an Imposing
coluanade thut Is beautiful In deslgu.
The architect of the building was the
late Stanford White, who on the night
of the 2Mb of June last waa shot and
kllll by Harry K. Thaw la the roof
country Is a dreamy contrast. It Is a
wandering through charming fields and
winding country lane conflued by
hedge rows and ancient stiles, where
the lark's wing song of ct-stacy echoes
amid Infinite variety and pastoral re
pose. The traveler crosses the battle
field of Shrewsbury, pusses a village
that contains the remains of a British
bill fort, crosses a dike built by the
early Saxons. He comes Into Wales,
land of curious names, crossing by the
high viaduct the lovely valley of the
Celrlng. The massive round tower of
Chirk castle comes lnti view, then by
a second lofty viaduct the river Dee.
and the magnificent oaks of Wynnstay
Park. Chester Is :ench3 across a
great Iron bridge. This, the capital of
Cheshire, is the quaintest of all old
English towns, and most mediaeval In
aspect. Here almost every American
stops first, and wanders around wide
eyed and admiring. Every stone of the
old walls is Interesting. I'hoenlx
tower has Its tragic memory graven on
It Its Inscription tells how Charles I.
stood here watching the defeat of his
troops on Rowtou moor some 201 years
ago. Where the canal runs along the
north wall there was once a moat
The tourist who takes a rapid scurry
over the Island wishes always to take
In as a last reminder of merry England
the bench of Margate. Margate has
all kinds of Coney Island attractions.
Iu fiction Its name Is mentioned with
far greater frequency than Coney
Island Is. In English stor'es people are
always running down to Margate, pro
vided they do not go to nearby Hams
gate, which Is a notch or so higher
up the social scale. Of these two re
sorts Margate Is the smaller, and to
this fact probably Is due the effect
which It gives of having the larger
number of temporary guests. It has
for the entertainment of Its visitors a
"Hall by the Sea," where concerts are
held. It also has two theaters, a kur
saal, a grotto, and an opeu air theater
with promenades and a band stand.
Dath houses are scattered along Its
beaches.
Liverpool is stamped all over with
the word "America." There are Ameri
can ships In the harbor, and American
goods on the docks. There are carts
plied high with American cotton, and,
best of all, upon the mainmast of a
great liner Inviting to a tomeward
Journey, the stars and t-trlpes float
proudly, as the giant steamship rides
down the Mersey towards the sea.
(The End.)
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gi.rdeu surmounting the structure. The
stutue of Diana, which stands on the
pinnacle of the Uiralda tower, was de
signed by the celebrated sculptor, Fred
erick MacMonnles.
Leluhtoii and III Critic.
The lute Lord Lelghton, president of
the Uoyal Academy, once hud a chunce
to learn something about blmsclf that
perhaps he hud not suspected. Ills
chunce came to him at a picture gallery
where his painting, "Helen of Troy,"
was on exhibition.
He Joined the group of ladles who
were standing before It Just In lime to
hear one of the numler say :
"It'a a horrid picture simply hor
rid !"
"I'm sorry, but It's mine!" Lord
Lelghton exclaimed, Involuntarily.
"You don't mean to say you've bought
the thing?" questioned the same Judy.
"No, I painted it," the ortlst humbly
replied.
The critical lady was momentarily
abashed; then she said, eiiHlly:
"Oh, you mustn't mind what I say."
"No, Indeed, you mustn't," another
began, earnestly. "She only said what
everybody else U saying!" Youth's
Companion.
Toaaetl.
"Dubley has an auto now and he
doesn't seem to do anything else but
chase around tho country in It"
"Yes, he's very strongly attached to
his machine and "
"He wasn't the last time I saw him
on tho road, lie was about twenty
feet above It."
Mot fur llliu.
"I thought you said that lawyer
would get my father's property for
we."
"Didn't he get It for your
"Mo; bat be got It" Houston Fort.
The Klckaioo Indiana, known the
country over aa the most persistent
wanderers on the western continent,
have taken Into their tribal council as
a chleftess one of their women and on
her advice they have renounced alle
giance forever to the United States and
settled down for all time In the moun
tains of old Mexico. The woman who
Is to direct the destinies hereafter of
the Klckapoos has thwarted the plans
of this government to Induce her people
to return to this country and has de
clared her Intentions of Ignoring all fu
ture overtures that may be made to
thorn by Washington. Mexico, recogulz
tng In the Klckapoo an Industrious red
man, skilled Iu the art of fighting and
hunting and being an exceptionally
cleanly Indian, has insured him a per
manent home In the neighboring repub
lic, guaranteeing him facilities for fur
thering bis agricultural and stock
raising plans and giving him ample ter
ritory over which he may roam unmo
lested. .
Only recently the United States offi
cial at Washington sent an agent to
Mexico to see If the tribe could be In
duced to abandon its plans for adopt
ing Mexico as Its future home. De
signing the purpose of the agent Chlef
tess Wapahoka, who Is about 45 years
old and a very shrewd woman, appeal
ed to President Diaz, who ordered that
the. Washington representative leave
the reservation at once. For years
Chleftess Wapahoka has been striving
to get the remnants of her once etrong
tribe together on the other aide of the
border and her life's ambition has been
realized finally. In bands of a dozen
or so the Klckapoos have been quietly
crossing over the Mexican border. Hav
ing got her people together, Wapahoka
has determined that the tribe shall re
main Intact In the future and to that
end she has enforced from the men a
pledge that they will abandon their
wanderings forever and live out their
lives peacefully in Mexico, being In turn
recognized as their leader.
The Klckapoos fought under Tecum
seh against Gen. William Henry Harri
son at Tippecanoe and were prominent
as a fighting tribe until their final de
feat by Gen. Zachary Taylor at Fort
Harrison, following the outbreak of the
war with England In 1812. Originally
the Klckapoos lived In tho upper Ml
slsslppl river country and belbnged to
the Algonquin family.
Gradually they moved down into Illi
nois and roamed over the country be
tween the Mississippi and Wabash riv
ers. Iu the early history of the coun
try they were bitter toward the Eng
lish and supported the colonists against
England In the war for Independence.
Later they turned against the colonists
and a state of war against the Klcka
poos was continued until 1702.
It was In 1811 that they fought under
Tecumseh. In 1815-10 treaties were
made with the government by which
they gave up their lands In Illinois and
removed to a reservation In Kansas on
A HONEY IN IT.
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When the Salvation Army first came
to America, twenty-live yeara ago, says
the author of "The Prophet of the
Poor," it found a ready advocate of lis
methods In the Rev. Thomas K. Beech
er. Mr. Beecher bad Just had a lesson,
in parable form, from a certain "Broth
er" Anderson, which he never forgot
Brother Anderson was at that time
the pastor of a colored congregation
i which was noted for the noise and en
thusiasm of Its services. Incidentally
the old man wielded a whitewash
.brush, but he was known ns an exhorter
of no mean ability. One day he per
suaded Mr. Beecher to address his con
gregation. The occasion seemed a good one for
reproving the congregation for their
uprourlous methods, and Mr. Beecher
Klld so. "Let all things be done decent
ly and In order," he -oncluded. Then
Brother Anderson rose to speak.
"I love Brudder Beecher! 1 love to
hear him preach dls afternoon," he
eald. "He's our good frlen'. And he
say dot some folks goes up to glory
noisy 'u' shouting, and some goe still
like, 'a if they's ashamed of what's
In 'em. Ami he say we better Im more
like de still kind, and de white folks'll
like us more, lie say de loys and ge ts
atan' In de do'way and luugh at us, and
mock at us 'cause o' de way we goes on.
"Yus, I tuHi de lsys and gels stau'
11 las winter roun' de door, an' under
de windows, an' luff ; and dey ecp In
;end luff. But I 'member what I suw
lus summer among de bees.
"Some of de hives waa nice nn' clean
Ian' atill, like Tipectnbln meetings, and
I do odder' was a bustln wld honey. De
bees kep' a-golu' and u-coniln' In do
clover; und dey Jos k"p' on do ouUUle.
Dey wa'n' !. Dey couldn' make do
honey for darselves. Dey couldn' fly
to do clover an' to de honeysuckle. I)ey
Jes' hung roun' de hive und lib ou Uo
dxlypln'.
the Osage river. Itemnants of the tribe
were In Illinois as late as the '40's.
Following the removal to Kansas a
degree of civilization was established
for a few years. Then the predatory
and savage Instincts of the Kicknxos
resumed the ascendancy and their war
riors went out kllllug and horse steal
ing, making raids on tne people of
neighboring States and at length turn
ing upon the Uulted States Indian
agents, one of whom they murdered In
1854.
They were then removed to a reserva
tion In northern Kansas, near Atchison.
Some of them gradually settled down
on separate holdings and became fann
ers and citizens. The remainder fled
to Mexico about the time the Civil War
began and lived by raids over the fron
tier for booty. In 1S73 there were only
300 In Kansas, while the number In
Mexico had grown to l.ooo.
After the majority of the Mexican
Klckapoos were returned to the United
States all that were left were removed
from the frontier by Mexico at the re
quest of the United States and settled
ou good lands In the mountains of the
State of Guerrero. They longed for
their old home around Snnta Rosa
1,200 miles to the north, and gradually
drifted back there.
At the present time very few Klcka
poos are remaining In Oklahoma. They
have flocked to their kinsmen In Mexico
whenever an oiportunlty has presented
Itself. Their removal was opioaed at
first by the government, but finally they
were allowed to move when they desired
to do so. No Indian In moving was
allowed to take any live stock or prop
erty of any kind which had been fur
nished him by the United State gov
erument
Their lands In Oklahoma, six mllea
south of Shawnee City, are leased out
The rentals average $100 a year for an
average farm of eighty acres. This fund
will support the Indian and furnish all
the luxuries he desires. For years the
government has made an annual appro
priation of $8,000 for the Klckapoos,
this fund being disbursed by the Indian
agent for agricultural Implements,
stock and wearing apparel.
Some time ago the Indian department
at Washington was informed that un
lawful Inducements were being made to
the Klckapoos to part with their hold
ings, nnd that their removal to Mcxlo
was part of the scheme to do them out
of their lands nnd cattle.
It was alleged that the price paid for
these lands by white iieoplo has in no
Instance approached the real value of
the land, and the department officials
believe that In some Instances at least,
the Klckapoos received nothing for their
lauds In this territory, but were to get
iu exchange other lands In Mexico,
practically without value when compar
ed with the rich agricultural lands they
held in Oklahoma. Since then the gov
ernment has been Investigating these
charges and sent an osslstant United
States attorney to Mexico to secure, if
possible, evidence thut would bear out
these charges.
"So de boys an' gels bang' roun' yar.
Oome In we'll show you how de gospel
bees do. Come In an' we'll lead you to
de clover.
"You won't come In? Well, den, poor
things, den stau' roun' de outside an'
have de drlppln's. We'a got honey In
dls hive."
"As he spoke," said Mr. Beecher, "I
seemed to see my own sermon shrinking
and fading away."
Ulll'a I.Mlle Joke.
"Bill, y' got any observashuns t' ar
ticulate b'fore we elevate y' t' prom
lnens in th' community ?" asked the
leader of the posse who was about to
administer Justice to Freehorse Bill at
Paralytic Stroke, Ariz., recently.
"Don't know but I hev," answered
Bill.
"Well, let 'er go klnda prompt. Bill,
ess there' others which Is cry In' f'r our
lovin' attenshuns," suggested the leader.
"Why, ull I gotcr say Is thut each o'
you gents remind me of u countertltter
durin' this proceedln'."
"What Vh nieun, Bill?" asked one of
the posse, not relishing the slmillti;de.
"'Cause why," continued the pris
oner, "yer pnHsIn' u bad Bill."
In a little while the ros caught on
und till was over. Toledo Blade.
Iluar aa Kirr,
"I suppose," said the old time friend,
"that your folks no longer feel the
anxiety about social matters that they
once experienced."
"Yes, they do," answered Mr. t'um
rox, "mother un' the girls lire now as
busy kec!n' other women out of so
ciety as they once were gettiu' In
themselves." Washington Star.
F.qnal Iu I be --aalu.
Benevolent Guest I lwpc, my deur
Mrs. Flutbrane, that you never allow
the sauce of your hospitable meats to
be seasoned with acerbity."
Puzzled but Plucky Mrs. F. Dear
me, no, sir! We always use paprika.
Baltimore American.
The amateur cornet player Is a little
won than uny other amutuur.
ADVANCE OF SELF-GOVERNMENT.
The capacity for self-government
does not come to man by nature. It
Is an art to be learned, ns well ns
an expression of character to be de
veloied among the great numbers
of men who exercise popular sov
ereignty. To reach that goal toward
i n-lilh we iircHtliiir forward, the
4 f ewJ KVMull,8 of tne nmltltade, we must
f&CV'Jr first Acquire the knowledge that
tunu root, comi from universal education, the
wisdom which follows practical experience, thnt personal
Independence nud self-respect befitting men w ho acknowl
edge no superior, self-control to replace that external con
trol which democracy rejects, respect of the law, obedi
ence to the lawful expressions of the public will, con
sideration of the opinions and Interests of others equally
entitled to a voice In the State, a loyalty to the abstract
conception of one' country a Inspiring as that loyalty
to personal sovereigns which has so Illumined the pages
of history, the sulsardlnatlon of ersonal Interests to the
public good, and love of Justice, mercy, liberty and order.
All these we must seek by slow aud patient effort No
student of our times can fall to see thut not America
alone, but the whole world, I swinging away from the
old governmental moorings nnd Intrusting the fate of
civilisation to the capacity of the popular mass to govern.
Nor can we fall to see that the world Is making substan
tial progress toward more perfect popular self govern
ment Xowhere is this progress more marked than In Latin
America. Out of the wreck of Indian fighting, race con
flicts and civil wars strong and stable governments have
arisen. Peaceful succession In accord with the people's
will ha replaced the forcible seizure of power permitted
by the people's Indifference. The rule of law supersede
the rule of man. Property Is respected, Individual lib
erty Is respected, and the national faith Is held sacred.
This progress has not been equaled everywhere, but there
ha been progress everywhere.
VALUE OF TAKING NOTES.
A friend of mine who has Just come back
from Japan, where he hns been engaged In a
military mission, tells me that over there the
notebook bnblt Is common. The little, shrewd
Japanese while In conversation with you, has
a frequent knnck of (Jottlng down a statement
you may make on a tablet be carries with
him. My friend described it as an embarrass
ing hnblt at first to one unaccustomed to It
"You see, remarked a Japanese gentleman who first to
hi surprise, favored him In this manner, "whnt you have
said Is valuable. I have a good memory, but I may for
get even to think of what you say If I do not make a
note of It. Thank you very much."
Gladstone was a great man at notes, and with his mnr
velous memory he wns able to recall In almost every
predicament some saying which helped him to light or
to encouragement He wa an Indofatlgnble gatherer of
the wisdom of other for application to the affairs of the
moment In that respect he wa much like the great
Lord Lytton. 1 ,
President Roosevelt some time ago advised young men
t make a note ench day of the answer to tho question,
What have I done this day to better myself? He de-
WINDS AND LEAVES.
"Wet winds that flap the sodden leaves!
Wet leaves that drop and fail 1
TJnhappy, leafless tree the wind bereave;
Poor trees and small I
iAH -of a color, solemn In your green I
All of a color, somber in your brown !
All of a color, dripping gray between,
When leave are down I
Oh, for the bronze-green eucalyptus
spires,
Far flashing up against the changeless
blue!
Shifting and glancing In the steady fire
Of sun and moonlight too I
Deep orange groves ! pomegranate hedge.
bright I
And varnished fringes of the pepper
trees 1
And, ah 1 that wind of sunshine I Wind
of light!
Wind of the seas I
Charlotte Perkins Stetson.
RUCEWICH had been living In
his new home about a week
when Cooke Introduced himself
a a neighbor. The bouse KrucewlcU
had taken and the premise surround
ing it were not In very good condi
tion, a circumstance that had been con
sidered in the rent and the newcomer
waB standing In tho weedy and littered
back yard, contemplating the ram
shackle gate of the old fence, when
Cooke stroll'd up.
"You've got a Job before you fixing
thl place, I ahould say," ho remarked.
"I Beem to have," assented Kruco
wlch. "I've got to get a man to mow
down these weed about the first thing.
Too don't know of anybody, do you?"
"Mow 'em yourself," suld Cooke.
"Shucks! That's no Job. You'll have
to take the scythe to 'em, though."
"I haven't got a scythe," said Kruce
wleh, "and I wouldu't know how to use
It If I had."
"Easy," said Cooke. "I've got one.
I'll go to the house and get It and
show you how to swing It No trouble,
It' Just across the alley. Cooke's my
name. Just wait there a moment."
Before Krucewlch could remonstrate
he bad bustled away and In a minute
or two he returned with a scythe.
"It lsu't everybody who knows how
to use a scythe," he said. "But I wus
brought up In tho country and wlieji I
wus a boy n mowing machluo wns a
good deul of a curiosity. Here's tho
way to hold It. See? Now you bring
It around close to the ground this wuy."
He started off aud mowed a swath
the length of the yard and then stopped
and mopped bis face as Krucewlch
came up.
"Sny, that' fine," said Krucewlch,
admiringly. "I believe that bents a
lawn mower, anyway. Let me try It"
Cooku handed him the scythe, show
ed him how to place his hands again
and then stepped back. Krucewlch
brought the Implement around with
what would have lieea a beautiful
sweep If the point hud not stuck Into
the ground.
I HIS ONE FAILING. J
Dy Ellhu Root.
clared thnt It required a considerable amount of cournga
to ersevero In the practice honestly a man had so
often to fill up the day's record, "Nothing." It was Just
the getting annoyed with thnt dlsngreeable confession,
he declared, thnt helped a man to the resolution to have
something else to record, and the system did Its ob
servers nn Immense amount of good. It rendered shirking
doing whnt one ought to do more difficult A wise system
of making note means much In life.
BOHEMLA LURES
A
round It. Bohemln to-day I an affected sign manual which
stands for license that Is without social penalty. Once
In Its best possible sense bohemla might have stood for
an easy disregard for the formal usages of society nnd
social relation. It wns an npology to a friend for a
cold dinner served In a dark bedroom on a makeshift
dressing table. It was a frank confession to the bo
hemlau's circle of acquaintance thnt he wns Immune
Inrgely to the things thnt required money In social con
tact. Bohemia In the modern usage, however, Is the af
fected, posing aggressions of the affected, posing bo
hemlan of every type. License and immunity Is Its motto
and Its plea. At 2 o'clock In the morning bohemla Is re
spectable before the written low, where at 2 o'clock In
the afternoon It would be locked up In police stations.
The most bohemla n spot I know of to-dny Is in the
home of a mnrrlcd couple who hnve two children. There
Is no servant In tho household. The home Is home w.hen
It Is desired thnt It shall be. But home as It Is, It Is
sceondnry to the household bohemlnns. To the chance
friend at mealtime there always Is a plate rendy. Home
Is not accepted as the place for mere household cares.
Should choice between the piano and the washing of the
dishes present itself, the dishes go unwashed. This Is
bohemla. All else In the common acceptance Is close to
the line of danger and death.
By E. a. M In nick.
THE YOUNG MAN
"That's funny," ho Bald.
"You want to keep the point raised,"
said Cooke. "Here, this way."
He made a complete circuit of tho
ynrd this time. Krucewlch, though
watching him with Inteuso Interest, had
waited for him to come back. Then he
took tho scythe again nnd made a few
more Ineffective motions.
"I don't seem quite to get the hnng
of It yet" be said, handing the scythe
bnck again. "You seem to do It so
neatly and easily. "You have a sort of
drawing stroke, hnven't you? Show
me again. If you don't mind."
There's n knack, of course," ob
served Cooke, complacently. "Now
watch."
Off ho went again, the weed falling
smoothly before him nnd being car
ried ulong the heel of the blade to reg
ular windrows as he went Krucewlch
could not restrain his ndmlrntlon.
"It seems wonderful to me," be snld.
"I must have Mrs. Krucewlch see this.
Just excuse me a minute, Mr. Cooke."
He went Into the house nnd returned
with bis wife, to whom be presented
his obliging neighbor. She seemed even
more enthusiastically appreciative than
Krucewlch, If possible.
"Why, there'a really nothing remnrk-
ablo about It," suld Cooke, modestly,
after he had made another circuit.
"Aren't you awfully tired?" asked
Mrs. Krucewlch, solicitously.
"Thl Is mere play," laughed Cooke,
starting another round. When be had
worked back to the place of beginning
Krucewlch Insisted that be should
stop. "I ll hunt up a man," he suld.
"No use of your tiring yourself out.
Tuke off your coat, anyway."
Cooke shed his coat and In tho course
of half nn hour the lot was mowed.
"My!" exclaimed Mrs. Krucewlch.
"I low much better Is does look I"
"I should think If I sowed seed on It
now and wutered It well " begun
Krucewlch.
"Not without spading It up," snld
Cooke. "You want to get these weeds
burled or they'll grow up agulu."
Tho next morning Krucewlch started
to spading. He had got n piece per
hap four feet square doue when Cooke
came up.
"You don't seem to be getting nlong
very fast," ho commented.
"Why, the sod seems u llttlo tough
"It Isn't the soil, It that npado
you're using," said Cooke. "You can't
expect to do much with that and you
nreu t turning u wen unuer. i guess
you never did a great deul of this sort
of work, ehr
"Not a greut deal," admitted Kruce
wlch, abandoning the spade to hi
neighbor's grasp. "Perhaps It would
be better to have It plowed."
"A little patch like this? Nonsense,
"aben't voir Awruixv tibed?"
YOUTH TO DESTRUCTION.
Dy John A. Nowtnnd.
If I were searching for the one pitfall into
which more bright young men of the cities had
gone to oblivion than are recorded In any
other metropolitan trap, I should go no far
ther than the Initial "B." Bohemia 1 What a
century of dead ambitions, dead hopes nnd
dead bodies of men and women alike I What
a death's bead of emptiness and whnt a cover
of life nnd light aud music has been conjured
IN POLITICS.
By Jchn T. McCatl.
A mnn In politics who hasn't the courage
of his convictions and the nerve to speak bis
mind when the opportunity cull for It Isn't
much good to any political organization, as
suming always he Is loyal to the principles of
the party he affiliate with. Every young man
ought to take enough interest In politics to
vote at the primaries. If we could get the
young men to take an Interest In the primaries
there would never bo any clamor about crooked elections.
To have the couruge to take the Initiative n politics 1
more essential than In any other business, and It require
more good Judgment to decide how to use It after you
have discovered that you have It.
There Is no rule for success politically. Some men
are born to It, some men achieve It, some buy It, and
others stenl It, and after they have It few men know what
to do with It, and yet they're always rendy to fight to
keep It from being taken away from them.
See here." He Jabbed the spade Into
the ground, forced It down almost ver
tically with hi foot, wrenched back
and dropped the Inverted clod well-
forward.
"It takes muscle to work like that"
said Krucewlch, as the third spadeful
was turned over. 1
Cooke mndo no answer until he got
to his end of the row. Then he said,
'It Is pretty hard with this spade. I've
got n good one over at the house. I'll
run over nnd get It" 1
Certainly Cooke's spade did tho work
far more effectively. Krucewlch, smok
ing a cigarette as he watched the ener
getic Cooke, admitted that It did. "But
I dou't want you to spado up the wholo
garden," ho snld presently. "Let me
try It for a while."
"You're not going deep enough," said
Cooke. "You don't want to bold the
spndo sluntlug at least, not o much
on the slant The way you do you Just
skim off the top. Now you look."
"You're a wonder," said Krucewlch.
lighting another cigarette.
He showed Krucewlch bow to sow
his lawn seed; be Bhowed him how to
fix the bnck gate, how to repair the
fence, how to trlng It for cucumber
vines. He showed him bow an out
house should be built and bow beau
and potntoe should be billed and kept
clear of weeds. He showed him how
the blades of a lawn mower should be
filed, how the lawn should be rolled to
make It even enough for croquet how
paint should he applied to a porch,
how a wheelbarrow should be used. Al
most any time you could see Cooke In
the gnrden with his coat off and his
shirt sleeve rolled up nud Krucewlch
lounging near smoking and watching
him admiringly.
The Krucewlch place In course of
time came to look ns neat und well kept
as uny In the suburb. One of his office
friends who wa over to spend the
Sunday complimented Krucewlch upon
Its appearance. "It must tuke a lot of
work," he said.
"You bet It does," said Krucewlch,
feelingly. "But It' worth It A man
gets a certain satisfaction In Improv
ing bis home. Ygu ought to have seen
the place when we first moved In."
Here he stopped to wave his baud cor
dially to Cooke lu his garden across
the street.
"That's a pretty good sort of a
chap," said Krucewlch. "IIe' Just got
one falling everlastlugly butting In
wheu you'ro starting to do unythlng
und trylug to tell you how It ought to
be done." Chicago Dully News.
Mltfht Mot I'M It.
A Bulesiuau was Bent to cull ou
Mr. C , "tho meanest rich man lu
tho towu," to try to Induce him to pur
chase u lot lu the new cemetery. Ij
a half hour ho wus back ngalu.
"Couldn't get him, eh?" said the su
perintendent ,
"No," said the salesuiun. "lie ad
mitted that the lots were fine ones, but
ho said that If he bought one be might
not get tho vulue of hi money In the
end."
"Why," snld the superintendent,
"there' no fear of that. The man will
die some day, wou't be?"
"Ye," snld the salesman, "but h
say be might be lost at tea,"