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by llw iiiibiiM-Alcrnll Co.)
I,. Krnnk liuum & W. W.
Dorothy lived In Kansnn with Aunt Em
and Uncle Henry. A cyi'lonn llftrrt their
home Into the air, Dorothy fiilllnn aalefp
mldnt the eirltnment. A rraHh awakened
tier. The house had landed In a country
of marveloui beauty. Uroupi of queer
little people greeted her to the Ind of
HunchUlnii. The holme had killed their
enemy, the wicked witch of Koet. Dor
othy took the wltrh'a allver ehoee. She
utarted for the Kinerald City to find the
"Wlinrd of Oz, who, she was promised,
tnijrht find a way to send her back to
Kanaas, Dorothy releaaed a acarecrow,
Riving him life. lie waa dcilrou of ac
quiring bralna and atarted with Iter to
the wizard to get them. The acarecrow
told hla hlatnry. They met a tin wood
man who longed for a heart. He alxo
Joined them. They came upon a terrible
lion. The lion confeiaed he had no cour
age. He decided to accompany them to
the Wizard of Ol to get enine. The acare
crow In pushing the raft became Im
paled upon hla pole In the middle of the
i CHAPTER VIII. Continued.
"What can we do to save him?"
The Lion and the Woodman both
shook their heads, for they did not
know. So they Bat down upon the
bank and gazed wistfully at the Scare
crow until a Stork flew by, which, see
ing them, stopped to rest at the wa
"Who are you, and where are you
going?" asked the Stork.
"I am Dorothy," answered the girl;
"and these are my friends, the Tin
Woodman and the Cowardly Lion; and
we are going to the Emerald City."
"This Isn't the road," said the Stork,
as she twisted her long neck and
looked sharply at the queer party.
"I know It," returned Dorothy, "but
we have lost the Scarecrow, and are
wondering how we shall get hlra
j "Where Is he?" asked the Stork.
"Over there in the river," answered
"If he wasn't so big and heavy 1
would get him for you," remarked the
"He Isn't heavy a bit," said Doro
thy, eagerly, "for he Is stuffed with
straw; and if you will bring him back
to us we shall thank you ever and
ever so much."
"Well, I'll try," said the Stork; "but
If I find he is too heavy to carry I
shall have to drop him in the river
So the big bird flew Into the air and
over the water till she came to where
the Scarecrow was perched upon his
polo. Then tho Stork with her great
claws grabbed the Scarecrow by the
arm and carried him up into the air
and back to the bank, where Dorothy
and the Lion and tho Tin Woodman
and Toto were sitting.
When the Scarecrow found himself
among his friends again he was so
happy that he hugged them all, even
the Lion and Tolo; and as they
walked along ho sang "Tol-de-rl de
oh!" at every step, he felt so gay.
"I was afraid I should have to stay
In the river forever," he said, "but the
kind Stork saved me, and if I ever get
cny brains I shall find tho Stork again
and do It some kindness In return."
"That's all rlht," said the Stork,
'ho was flying along beside them. "I
lways like to help any one in trouble.
But I must go now, for my babies are
waiting in the nest for me. I hope
you will find the Emerald City and
that Oz will help you."
"Thank you," replied Dorothy, and
then the kind Stork flow into the air
and was soon out of sight. .
They walked along listening to the
singing of the bright-colored birds
and looking at the lovely flowers
which now uccnme so thick that tho
ground was carpeted with them
There were big yellow and white ami
blue and purple blossoms, besides
I Ifinfe I
By L. Frank Baum
great clusters cf scarlet popples,
hlch were so brlllinnt In color they
almost dazzled Dorothy's eyes.
"Aren't they beautiful?" the girl
asked, as sho breathed lu the spicy
scent of the flowers.
"I suppose so," answered the Scare
crow. "When I have brains I shall
probably like them better."
"If I only had a heart I should love
them," added the Tin Woodman.
"I always did like flowers," said the
Lion; "they seem so helpless and
frail. But there are none In the forest
so bright as these."
They now came upon more and
more of the big scarlet poppies, and
fewer and fewer of the other flowers;
and soon they found themselves In
the midst of a great meadow of pop
ples. Now It Is well known that when
there are many of these flowers to
gether their odor Is so powerful that
any one who breathes It falls asleep,
and if the sleeper Is not carried away
from the scent of the flowers he
sleeps on and on forever. But Doro
thy did not know this, nor could she
get away from the bright red flowers
that were everywhere about; so pres
ently her eyes grew heavy and she
felt she must sit down to rest and
But the Tin Woodman would not let
her do this.
"We must hurry and get back to tho
road of yellow brick before dark," he
said; and tho Scarecrow agreed with
him. So they kept walking until Dor-
"The Stork Carried Him Into the Air."
othy could stand no longer. Her eyes
closed in spite of herself and she for
got whero she was and fell among the
poppies, fast asleep.
"What shall we do?" asked the Tin
"If we leave her here she will die,"
said the Lion. "The smell of the flow
ers Is killing us all. I myself can
scarcely keep my eyes open and the
dog Is asleep already."
It was true; Toto had fallen down
beside his little mistress. But the
Scarecrow and tho Tin Woodman, not
being made of flesh, were not troubled
by the scent of the flowers.
"Run fast," said the Scarecrow to
the Lion, "and got. out of this deadly
flower-bed as soon as you can. We
will bring the little girl with us, but
If you should fall asleep you are too
big to be carried."
So the Lion aroused himself and
bounded forward as fast as he could
go. In a moment he was out of sight
"Let us make a chair with our
hands and carry her," said tho Scare
crow. So they picked up Toto and put
the dog In Dorothy's lap, and then
they ninde a chair with their hands
for the seat and their arms for the
arms and carried the sleeping girl be
tween them through the flowers.
On and on they walked, and It
seemed that the great carpet of dead
ly flowers that surrounded them would
never end. They followed the bend
of the river, and at last came upon
their friend the Lion, lying fast asleep
among the popples. The flowers had
been too strong for the huge beast
and he had given up at last and fallen
only a short distance from the end' of
the poppy-bed, where the sweet grass
spread in beautiful green fields before
"We can do nothing for him," said
the Tin Woodman, sadly; "for ho is
much too heavy to lift. We must leave
him here to Bleep on forever, and per
haps he will dream that he has found
courage at last."
"I'm sorry," said the Scarecrow;
"the Lion was a very good comrade
Illustration of Courtesy and Hospital
ity It Would Bo Hard to
Find Match For.
Havelock Ellis, In his "Soul of
Spain," has revealed intimately and
charmingly the temperament ot the
Spanish people. According to him,
the Spaniard is still fundamentally
primitive. In proof of his possession
of the primal instincts of hospitality
and charity he quotes the following
anecdote from an AragoneBe newspa
per ot a fow years ago, at a time when
there was much distress in Aragon.
A laborer out of work came on the
highroad determined to rob the first
person he met. This was a man with
a wagon. The laborer bado him halt,
and demanded his money.
"Here are $30. all that I have." the
detained man replied.
"There is nothing left for me but
robbery. My family are dying of
hunger," the aggressor said, apologet
ically, and proceeded to put the money
in his pocket; but as he did so his
"Take this, chlco," he said, hand
ing back (20. "One Is enough for
"Would you like anything I have
In the cart?" asked tho wagoner, Im
pressed by this generosity.
"Yes," said the mun. "Take this
for one so cowardly. But let us
They carried the sleeping girl to a
pretty spot beside tho river, far
enough from tho poppy field to pre
vent her breathing any more of the
poison of the flowers, and here they
luid her gently on the soft grass and
waited for the fresh breeze to waken
"We cannot be far from the road of
yellow brick, now," remarked the
Scarecrow, as he stood beside the girl,
"for we have come nearly as far as
the river carried us away."
The Tin Woodman was about to re
ply when he heard a low growl, and
turning his head (which worked beau
tifully on hinges) he saw a strange
beast come bounding over the grass
towards them. It was, Indeed, a great
yellow wildcat, and the Woodman
thought It must be chasing something,
for its ears were lying close to its
head and Its mouth was wide open,
showing two rows ot ugly teeth,
while Its red eyes glowed like balls of
fire. As It came nearer the Tin
Woodman saw that running before the
beast was a little gray field-mouse,
and although he had no heart he knew
it was wrong for the wildcat to try
to kill such a pretty, harmless crea
ture. So the Woodman raised his ax, and
as the wildcat ran by he gave it a
quick blow that cut the beast's head
clean off from Its body, and It rolled
over at his feet in two pieces.
Tho field-mouse, now that it was
freed from Its enemy, stopped short;
and coming slowly up to the Wood
man it said, In a squeaky little voice:
"Oh, thank you! Thank you ever
so much for saving my life."
"Don't speak of it, I beg of you," re
plied the Woodman. "I have no heart,
you know, so I am careful to help all
those who may need a friend, even If
it happens to be only a mouse."
"Only a mouse!" cried the little ani
mal, Indignantly; "why, I am a Queen
the Queen of all the field-mice!"
"Oh. Indeed," said the Woodman,
making a bow.
"Therefore you have done a great
deed, as well as a brave one, In saving
my life," added the Queen.
At that moment several mice were
seen running up as fast as their llttlo
legs could carry them, and when they
saw their Queen they exclaimed:
"Oh, your majesty, we thought you
would be killed! How did you man
age to escape the great Wildcat?" and
they all bowed so low to the little
Queen that they almost stood upon
"This funny tin man," she an
Bwered, "killed the Wildcat and saved
Queen of tho Field Mice.
my life. So hereafter you must all
serve hlra, and obey his slightest
"We will!" cried all the mice, In a
shrill chorus. And then they scam
pered In all directions, for Toto had
awakened from his sleep, and seeing
all these mice around him he gave
ono bark of delight and Jumped right
Into the middle of the group. Toto
had always loved to chase mice when
he lived in Kunsas, and he saw no
harm in it.
But the Tin Woodman caught the
dog In his arms and held him tight,
while he called to the mice: "Come
back! come back! Toto shall not hurt
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
at His Best
dollar back. too. I had better have
some rice and some beans."
The wagoner handed over a bag of
eataoles, and then held out five dollars,
which, however, the laborer refused.
"Take them for luck money," said
the wagoner. "I owe you that."
And only so was the would be rob
ber persuaded to accept. Youth's
British Naval Supremacy.
British naval supremacy Is said to
date from the time of Alfred the
Great, who claimed and enforced for
English ships of war the right to be
snluted first. Through the following
centuries this claim was continuously
disputed and objected to until 1673,
when the Dutch agreed to strike their
colors to the English in British wa
ters. Though the sama honor had
long been exacted from French ves
sels, France formally agreed to the
same recognition in 1704.
Lose No Trme with Burn.
Bear In mind that quick treatment
of a burn will not only relieve Buffer
ing but will frequently remove all
danger of permanent senrs. Baking
soda, scrnped raw potato, lard, olive
oil, niolnsses and even milk are ef
ficacious, much of tho virtue of the
cure depeuding upon a speedy application.
T IS Ponernllv norrnol
I. o v "fivv unit hik iiuk nuu rriui mm
I toward matrimony which is shown by the young men of to-day
Lineny is erne to the increased cost of living and the much
higher degree of style which "everybody who is anybody" is
expected to keep up. It is only among tho laboring classes,
where the wife practically is self-supporting, that men feel
that they really can afTord to marry upon an income which
50 years ago their fathers would have regarded as more than
Also it is a fact which is less in evidence that manv
young men dread the expense of courtship almost, if not quite, as much
as mat of matrimony, and this is one answer to the oft-propounded ques
tion: "Why don't the men propose?"
There are some women who make their lovers veritable purse slaves.
Often, let it be hoped, this is done in thoughtlessness, but many girls, to
use a homely but expressive phrase, "sponge" upon their lovers.
They never are satisfied unless the poor men keep thorn liberally sup
plied with candy and flowers, frequently take them to theaters or concerts.
and make them handsome presents
mas, birthday, bt. alentine s, or any other pretext offers a good excuse.
And if, as often indeed, usuallyis the case, the man has to earn his
own living, these outlays seriously affect his pocket.
It is a lamentable fact that there
who, as a matter of course, accept
in spending money on them which,
must know either is saved by denying themselves
necessaries, or what is worse? borrowed without pros
pect of speedy repayment.
However, it must be admitted that it by no
means always is the young woman's fault. Often her
lover gives her no chance of acting sensibly. The
amount of ingenuity which some men evince in order
to conceal the real state of an empty purse truly is
marvelous. The girl who asks that
rifice his prospects for her pleasure and to gratify her
vanity is the kind of girl who should be left alone.
By ELIZABETH McCULLEM
And thus it went. From Wisconsin, Michigan and the rural dis
tricts of almost every state in the nation had come these girls and young
women, from the farms and the country towns.
And what is the reason that so many unfortunates come from the
country? It is because they are born and brought up in their country
homes without any knowledge of the life of the big cities and its temp
tations. The result is that those girls leave their homes in the country
and come to the city in search of work entirely unprepared for the battle
they will be forced to make against the evil of the big city.
In a majority of cases the young women found positions and started
to work with every intention of making names for themselves. They
took the first misstep and from that point to the underworld is but a
The fault lies partially with the parents back in the rural homes,
who raised their children without giving them a proper view of life in its
Labor I stores
By MYER A. PARADICE
people who are ready or who are compelled
to sacrifice their health and welfare for a little consideration, but laws are
made for the betterment of the majority of the people and this is cer
tainly a benefit to most working people, and as long as it is a law on the
statute books of Illinois it will gradually produce better conditions for
all working classes in all shops. Kvcry reform movement meet3 opposi
tion from various sources and for different realms and this measure is
no exception, but the world moves onward just the same.
By ANNA GOLDBERG
uUmts of hot' daughter, Imtiiii
Yes, the lust friend ni:d Itr.c
U ,.- .l ...:....
whenever an occasion such as Christ
are some women, not to say manv,
devotion of their lovers as manifested
if they reflected for an instant, they
a man shall sac
A large majority of the girls and young
women who are inmates of the evil resorts
in Chicago are country born and bred. In
a recent investigation of conditions in the
"red light" district the searcher found that
in a majority of eases the girls came from
good homes in rural neighborhoods. One
was from a little settlement beyond the
Canadian border. Another came from, a
little town iu the backwoods of Maine. An
other had but recently left a prosperous
farm home on the Minnesota prairie, and
still another was from a good home in the
The complaint of I. Frances in regard
to the 10-hour labor law for women is not
bo strange. The comparison of girls in
shons with those working in ilonnrtmnnr
'3 Perhaps correct, but the people
who interested themselves in and who were
active in passing the 10-hour bill in the
last- legislature worked hard to include de
partment stores, too, but found the opposi
tion too strong to overcome and rather
than have the bill defeated compromised
on this point. It may also be true that
this law will cause inconvenience to some
Do all mothers know where their daugh-
' tors spend their leisure time? I am speak
ing of girls from 15 to 18 years. Some
mothers do not know that their young
daughters blockade tho streets with un
principled young boys. It is true when
the girl comes from work she must not
stay indoors. She must have recreation
, and pleasure. It is very proper for her to
belong to a respectable club of girls, where
she enn gain education and pleasure. There
are many good ways whore every ynuni;
:rirl em dispose of her spare moments. I'mt
it is the mother who must know the whero-
,-( mother is the host toucher of h( child.
her ill the world the mother.
FREED AT LAST
From the Awful Tortures of Kidney
Disease. Mrs. Rachel Ivie, Henrietta, Texas,
ays: "I would be ungrateful If I did.
not tell what Doan's
Kidney Pills have
done for me. Fifteen,
years kidney trouble
clung to me, my ex
istence was one of
misery and for two
whole years I was un
able to go out of the
house. My back ached all the time and
I was utterly weak, unable at times to
walk without assistance. The kidney
secretions were very irregular. Doan's
Kidney Pills restored me to good
fcealth, and I am able to do as much,
work as the average woman, though
learly eighty years old."
Remember the name Doan's. Sold
by all dealers. CO cents a box. Foster
Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Ex-Police Commissioner Bingham of
New York said of graft at a recent
"The grafter Isn't so easily caught;
he Isn't quite so naive as an old fellow
they used to tell about In Andover.
"This old fellow was suspected of
tampering with the church collections.
A couple of clumsy traps that were
set for him failed to work. Then one
day a young deacon walked past hla
house leading a new horse.
"That's a fine horse, deacon, the
old fellow shouted. 'Did you buy him
at the fair?'
'"Yes," said the deacon. Then, aa
the other came nearer, he added:
'"I bought him with my pickings
out of the collection plate.'
"The old man looked horrified.
"'Good gracious!' he said. 'I've
often taken enough myself to buy a
hat or a pair of trousers; but, deacon,
in takln' enough to buy a horse ain't
ye committin a positive sin!'"
Every visitor at the new capltol at
Harrlsburg, Pa., who gets as far as
the registration room, Is expected to
write his name In a big book, together
with his birthplace and present resi
dence, says the Troy Times. Not
long ago, when a crowd of excursion
ists visited the grounds and buildings,
a stout girl started to register.
She paused, pen poised in air, and
called out to an elderly lady, com
fortably seated in a big chair, "Mon,
vere vas I borned at?"
"Vat you vant to know dat for?"
"Dis man vants to put It in der big
"Ach," answered the mother, "you
know veil enough In dar old stone
True Representative of Race.
Dr. Bethmann-Hollweg may claim
this distinction, that he Is the first
German chancellor to wear a beard.
Bismarck hastened to shave bis off
when he entered upon diplomacy, and
showed his rivals and enemies a
massive Jaw and clear-cut chin; and
he shaved to the end, v.'Hh an inter
val enforced by neuralgia In the early
'80s. As a soldier, too Caprivl shaved,
all but his mustache, and so did
Ilohenlohe and Bulow. But Bethmann-Hollweg
is gaunt, rugged, hir
And There Are Others.
The cook had been called away to a
sick sister, and so the newly wed mis
tress of the bouse undertook, with the
aid of the maid, o get the Sunday
luncheon. The little maid, who had
been struggling in the kitchen with a
coffee mill that would not work, con
fessed that she had forgotten to wash
"Well, never mind. Pearl. Go on
with the coffee and I'll do it," said the
considerate mistress. "Where do they
keep the soap?"
Settled with Perfect Satisfaction by
It's not n easy matter to satisfy all
the members of the family at meal
time as every housewife knows.
And when the husband has dyspep
sia and can't eat the simplest ordinary
food without causing trouble, the food
Question becomes doubly annoying.
An IlllnoiSjWoman writes:
"My husband's health was poor, be
had no appetite for anything I could
get for him, it seemed.
"He was hardly able to work, was
taking medicine continually, and aa
soon as he would feel better would go
to work again only to give up in &
few weeks. He suffered severely with
"Tired of everything I had been able
to get for him to eat, one day seeing
an advertisement abr.. Grape-Nuts, I
got some and tried It for breakfast the
"We all thought It was pretty good
although we had no idea of using it
regularly. But when my husband came
home at night he asked for Grape
Nuts. "It was the same text day and I
had to get It right along, because whea
we would get to tho table tho question.
'Have you any Grape-Nuts' was a reg
ular thing. So I began to buy it by
the dozen pkgs.
"My husband's health began to Im
prove right along. I sometimes felt
offended when I'd make something I
thought he would like for a chnnge.
and still henr tho same old question,
'Have you any Grape-Nuts?'
"He got so well that for tho last
two years he has hardly lost a day
from his work, and we are still using
Grape-Nuts." Rend tho book, "Tho
Road to Wellvllle," in pkgs. "There-
l'.v-r rrnil he above loMcrf A nnr
ntif niipcnr from lime tti (line. They
are Ki-uulur, true, and full ot human
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