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The Wealth Makers and Lincoln Independent Consolidated.
LINCOLN, NEBR., TUESDAY, Jan. 12. t S 97-
NO. 31. FIRST PART
The Doings At the State House the
First Week of the 1097
MANY APPOINTMENTS MADE.
No Bills Introduced for Considera
tion Yet. Joint Session
Wednesday Afternoon in the House.
At the session of the bouse yesterday
afternoon the wor'u of completing the
organization was continued. Charles
Wallace of Dawsou was elected enrolling
clerk and John L. Kiefer of Richardson
was made engrossing clerk. The epeake
was empowered to appoint thereat of
On motion of Clark of Lancaster it
was ordered that the flag be swung over
representative hall during the session.
A committee was appainted to notify
the seuate that the house was ready lor
A motion by Sheldon for the appoint
ment of committee on supplies led to a
sharp discussion between feheluon and
Jenkins, anil the chair ruled the motion
out of order pending the canvass of the
The name of the sergeant-at-arms is
L. A.. Beltzer of Polk, mistakenly printed
as Webb 'yesterday,
Thursday Morning in the House.
The brevity ofChaplaiu Mailley's invo
cation in the house this morning expe
diated matters somewhat, and after the
roll call the readiug of the journal of the
two days proceedings consumed consid
erable time. During its reading Secre
tary Schwind of theienat- was heral ded
to announce that the senate was orga
nized and ready for the iransactipn of
business. A mo ion by Sheldon to dis
pense with the further reading met with
objection froia Jenkins, and when the
chair suggested that the first day 's
journal ought to be read the motion
Jenkins moved on behalf of the repub
lican members that the speaker be al
lowed a private clerk and page. The
motion prevailed, the vote on both sides
being decidedly weak. '
On motion of Wooster of Merrick the
chair was authorized to appoint a com
mittee of three to act with a like com
mittee from the senate to notify the
governor that the legislature was ready
to receive any communication from him.
The chair appointed Messrs. Jenkins,
Loomis and Rich.
Clark of Lancaster moved a committee
of three to arrange for a joint session
to canvass the vote. It orevailed and
the chair appointed Wooster of Merrick,
Clark of Lancaster and Clark of Richurd
Bon. A number of motions relative to sup
plies and employes were declared out of
order until the vote had been canvassed.
The speaker announced the following
additional list of employes he had ap
pointed: Third Assistant Clerk A. J.Webb pf
Enrolling Clerk Charles Wallace of
Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms James
Noe of Dodge.
Second Engrossing Clerk Charles F.
Yost of Buffalo.
Custodian, House Albert Berry of
Timekeeper E. W.Crane of Lancaster.
Night Watchman W. F. Maddox of
Fireman -Hail B. Schneringer of Cus
ter. Custodian of the Cloak Room I). Cos
grove of Douglas.
Head Janitor Joy Huckleof Keya
Second janitor W. S. Leiterof Sew
ard. Fourth Janitor T. Harrington of
Custodian of the Water Closet M. Mc
Gee of Sarpy.
Of the above Wallace, Yost. Crane and
Hockler are populists aud the rest are
The secretary of the senate appeared
and announced that the seuate commit
tee had been appointed to arrange for
the joint session.
An in vitatition to attend the reception
in the senate chamber this evening was
accepted by the house.
Representative Prince of Madison
comity appeared and was sworn in.
Representative Jenkins reported that
the governor would appear before the
lions at 2 o'clock.
After a delay of nearly half an hour
the committee to arrange for a joint
session reported that the joint commit
tee had fixed it for 1 p. m., and the house
adjourned to that hour.
In the Senate.
In the seuate this morning, the pre
liminaries over, the house committee an
nounced that the house was ready for
business. lie journal was read and
Senator Mnffly took the oath of olfice.
Adjutant General Larry's invitation'
to the executive reception was accepted.
On motion of Senator Beal a commit
tee was chosen to arrange for the joint
Senators Deering, McGann, Osborn,
Feltz, (iraham, Mutz and Ransom were
made a committee to select the standing
committees of the senate.
A committee was chosen to notify the
governor that the legislature was ready
to hear from him.
A motion of Senator Talbot that the
stars and strips be floated during the
sessions met with no opposition.
Senator Gondring offered a resolution
asking for an inventory of supplies and
uroperty of the state. It was adopted.
Senator Sykes of Adams submitted a
resolution directing the sesretary to
furnish the press type-written copies of
resolutions and other important docu
ments. There were objections and the
resolution went over.
The senate then adjourned until 1 p.
m. to meet in joint session.
In Joint Session,
The two houses met at 1 p. m. to can
vass the vote of state officers and hear
the governor's message, which will con
sume the entire afternoon.
Thursday Afternoon in the House.
In the house yesterday afternoon at
the close of the joint session then was a
scramble to see which party should ob
tain the chairmanship of the committee
on supplies. Pollard of Cass, republican,
was the first to submit a motion for a
Committee on supplies. Sheldon, popu
list, moved that in addition to finding
what supplies are necessary the commit
ti"e should investigate and report what
had become of the supplies leftover from
last session. After being amended to
include stationery and incidentals the
Grandstaff of Webster wanted the chief
clerk allowed a messenger, two stenog
raphers and a custodian of his rooms,
but on a point of order by Crow the
chair ruled that all employes must be
appointed by the speaker.
In the senate after the joint session
Senator Ransom, who presided, named
Senators Beal, Caldwell aud Osborn to
escort Lieutenant Governor Harris to
the chair. N. Kelly was appointed sten
f "rapher to the secretary of the senate
on motion of Senator Grothan, aud on
"motion of Senator Howell the new lieu
tenant governor was empowered to
appoint for himself a clerk, a custodian
of his rooms and a page.
Upon taking his seat the new lieuten
ant governor, James E. Harris, ad
dressed the senate as foilows:
"Gentlemen of the Senate: Should I
follow my predecessors, I would assume
the duties imposed by the constitution
as presidents of this honorable body
without a word of greeting. The wisest
of Israel's kings tells us that 'A word
htly spoken is like apples of gold in
pictures of silver.' Silence may be goldeu
but the silver setting is Solomon's con
ception of words fitly spoken.
"The task upon the twenty-fifth session
of the Nebraska legislature is no light
one. To undo what may have been
done amiss, is a duty no less impettant
than to perform a du,y yet uudone. A
legal act that adds burdeus instead of
blessings should be repealed. To be eco
nomical, and yet not parsimonious in
expenditures, to be just, honorable and
honest with each and every interest in
volved in matters of legislation is the
demand made by the people of Ne
braska of their public servnntsentrusted
with the duties of legislation.
"My duty and your duty are recipro
cal. It shall be my purpose to grant
equal recognition aud equal privileges
to each senator composing this honor
"To be just rather than generous, im
partial, firm and courteous is my con
ception of the duties imposed upon your
presiding officers. For them 1 invoke
that sweet charity that suffereth long
and is kind, envieth not, vaunteth not
itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave
itself unseemly, seeketh not her" own, is
UOteaKily provoked, thinketh no evil;
which, as a mantle, covers all errors. 1
await the duties aud pleasure of the sen
ate." Friday Morning in the House.
It was 10:45 when the speaker rapped
for order: The members h ad been cau
cusing to complete the list of appoint
ment which was the cause of the delay.
Roli call showed ninety-nine members
present. During the reuding of the
journal the speaker called Clark of
Richardson to the chair.
Hull of Harlan moved that when the
house adjourned it be until Monday at
lp.m. The chair put the motion and
declared it carried without cubing for
the negative vote, Gaylord ..thought
he v ould like to hear the negative vote,
but wneu the chair corrected his error
there whs none to hear.
Jones of Gage seut up a resolution for
the printing of not to exceed f)00 copies
of the governor's message.
On the viva-voce vote the affirmatives
failed to vote, while there was a chorus
of noes. Chairman Clark hesitated and
intimated that it would take a roll call
to convince him. A deiscion was called
Sheldon undertook to suy that he
didn't think a roll call necessary, but
Jenkins iuterposed a point of order that
a motion was not debateable after the
roll call was ordered.
On the call of the roll Ihe resolution
failed by a vote of 33 to 02. Snyder of
Slier nan explained that he opposed the
expenditure, hut voted aye as a compli
ment to the governor.
Billings moved that each member of
the house be lurnished with two copies
of the messuge. There was no second.
Webb of Custer moved the appoint
ment of a committee of three to net with
a like committee of the senate to formu
late joint rules for (he house and senate.
Clurk of Lancaster I would like to
know what we want joint rules for. Are
weto have any more joint sessions?
Bui kett of Lnnciister thought there
was a necessity for joint rules. I he mo
Speaker Gtitfiu, who had assumed thr
chair, requested every member to send
upon a slip of paper his first, second and
third choice ol committees upon which he
wished to work, saying thut this would
so expedite his work that he felt positive
it will enable him to submit his list of
committees to the house on Monday.
The speaker also stated that some
Criticism had been heard because the flag
had not floated over the house during
the session, and he felt it incunibentupon
him to say that it was throuuh no fault
of the janitor, as he was informed by the
secretary of state that the flag had gone
off in the winds or somewhere else.
Robertson directed ut tent on to tb
fact that at the close of the lat session
the flog had been voted to the Milford
Smith of Douglas moved that a new
one be procured.
Burkett of Lancaster suggested that
the motion was unnecessary, as thestnt
ute makes it the duty of the sergeant-at-arms
to procure a flag," hut the
speaker suggrsted that the only way for
him to procure it would be to pay for t
Eager of Seward moved that the cost
be l'TPit?d to $25. j
--Roddy of Otoe resented th limitation
as not duly respectful to the flag. i
The amendment was lost, and Hip mo-
The speaker called attention to the
necessity for cuspidors,as he had noticed
that the carpet was being ruined in
several places. 1
Pollard wanted to know if th cha r
had not been empowered to appoint a
committee on supplies, and intimated a
desire to know why if had not been done,
which the chair declined to gratify, and
pending the discussion the house ad
journed to Monday afternoon.
Before adjournment the speaker an
nounced the following additional list of
employes selected by the democratic and
Fourth assistant clerk, G. W. Phelps
' Typewriter, Miss Virginia Phillips of
Assistant postmaster, Laura M. Lucas
First bill clerk, I. D. Marks of Hall.
Proof reader, Mary Fairbrother of
Enrolling and engrossing clerks,
Edward Westringof Clay, Lizzie Stevens
of Adams, Katie Neville of Cass, Lena
Bromer of Cuming and Arthur Frantz
of Saline. - '
Copy holder, Fflug of Fillmore.
Assist copy holder, Anna Clegg of
Sixth janitor, L. R. Chaney of Richard
First assistant night watch, Henry
Taylor of Furnas. i
Engrossing and enrolling clerks, D. A
Way of Douglas, Judge C. Wilson of
Platte. J. M. Whisinand of Thayer and
D. W. Murray of Fillmore.
Typewriter in chief clerk's room, Sadie
Stryker of Lancaster.
Mail carrier, Dan Burkharfc of Adams.
Asst. doorkeeper, Charles Biveus of
Asst. bill clerk, H. F. Wasraund o
Asst. custodian of Cloak room, L. D
Burns of Merrick.
Janitor of the, house, John Vender
berg of Frontier.
Pages, Oscar Phelps of Dundy, Willie
Keith of Richardson, Ted Schneringer of
York and James Boyd of Hamilton.
Bookkeeper, W. F. Wright of Lancas
ter. Second janitor, Neil Marshall of Frank
Pages, Willie Cunningham of Saline,
Louis I'M wards, of Richardson, Willie
Hensley of Platte, R. Black of Hall and
Harry Grosvenor of Hamilton.
In the Senate.
The senate was in session but a ew
minutes this morning, Lieutenant Gover
nor Harris occupying the chair. No
business was transacted. A motion to
adjourn until Tuesday (d to a lively
controversy, the minority and a part of
the majority cowwng to neteat it to
economize time. On onr ot the motions
Grother created some consternation by
demanding a call of the house, but when
interrogated be disclosed that he meant
only a roll call.
An effort a ade to require the com
mittee on election of standing com
mittees to report immediately upon the
reconvening of the senate, out it was
ruled out of order.
When the senate adiourued it was
until 2 p. m. Monday"
Monday Prin tin K the Message.
Both branches of the legislature con
vened at 2 p. m. today. Soon after the
house was called to order Speaker Gaffin
submitted the list of standing commit
tes, over fifty in number. The following
are chairmen of the most important:
Judiciary, Rich of Douglas.
Finance, ways and means, Clark of
Agricnlture. VanHorn of Dodge.
Militia, Grosvenor of Hamilton. "".
Public lands and building, Sheldon of
Internal improvements, Winslow of
Federal relations, Alderman of Cum
ing. Engrossed and enrolled bills, Severe of
Accounts and expenditures, Hull of
Constitutional amendments, Hill of
Railroads, Zimmerman of York.
Privileges and elections, Loomis of
Penitentiary, Fernow of Adams.
Insane hospital, Uerling of Webster.
Other asylums, Eastman of Custer.
Corporations, Curtis of Douglas.
Cities and towns, Smith of Douglas.
Revenue and taxation. Grell of Sarpy.
Labor, Liddell of Douglas.
Insurance, Dobson of Fillmore.
University, hliull of Nemaha.
Public printing, Webb of Custer.
School lands and funds, Billings of
Claims, Soderman of Phelps.
Irrigation, SteLbins of Lincoln.
The first warm pas-age at arms be
tween the partisan factions was in pro
gress over a resolution by a member of
the majority to print 10,000 copies of
the governor's message. j
Miss Stella Douglass, who has been ill
for the last ten days is improving and
her many friends will be glad to learn
that their geniel' companion is in a fair
way to speedy recovery. 1
THE OMAHA BANQUET
Allegiance of Democracy to a De
parted Hero Shared by the
JACKSON DAY AT OMAHA
Distinguished Nebraska Democrats
Who Were Not Crushed by the
Renewed Their I'ledge to Bryan.
The banquet of the Jacksonian club at
the Paxton hotel last evening was at
tended by some fifty democrats from
Lincolu. It was an event memorable in
democratic annals, and was not percept
ibly less enjoyable because many well
known faces that have graced its board
in former years were abseut, and the
toasts drank to them were not soured
by and poignant regrets.
Dr. Hippie, president of the club, pre
sided, and iutroducing Mr. Bryun said:
"Since we last assembled upon an oc
casion of this kind the country has
passed through one of the greatest
struggles in its history a struggle that
Involved the happiness aud prosperity of
70,000,000 of American people. I am
particularly proud of the fact that we
have the hero of that struggle with us
this evening. He was not successful in
the conflict, but, he was none the lesslts
hero. Imbued with the spirit of true de
mocracy and strengthened, as I belitve,
by power from on high, he dared, like
Old Hickory,' to bid defiance to the
power of aggrandized wealth, aud his
name will go down in history side by
side with that of our patron saint
Audrew Jackson. And what a ; conflict
it was in which he engaged! His enemies
were less genorons than the enemies of
Grant; they were less human than the
enemies of Napoleon; they were less
scrupulous than the enemies of Washing
ton, but throughout that entire conflict
he maintained his temper unruffled, his
dignity uncompromised aud his honor
I reckon him greater than any man
That ever drew sword in war;
I reckon him nobler than king or khan,
Braver and better by far."
Mr. Bryan's Speech.
"I congratulate those who believe in
the principles of Jackson, ior in spite of
what appeared to be an overwhelming
defeat, those who believe in those prin
ciples are meeting in greaterjnumbers to
day and are manifesting more enthusi
asm than on any Jackson day for many
years. What is a significant fact is that
though in the campaign we lost many
who used to be with us, more people are
tonight celebrating the achievements of
Andrew Jackson than ever before in re
cent years. Why is it? It is because the
democratic party stands for something
now and appeals to the hearts of the
Ameritan people. (Applause.) It is not
hard now to teil the difference between
democracy as declared by the majority
of the democrtic party and republican
ism as declared by the majority of the
republican party. I am glad tonight
that every ciinir left vacant by one who
was a democrat, but now a republican,
is filled by one who was a republican or
who is a populist. (Applause.)
"The campaign was of service to us in
that it fins set up standards and has
given us something to contned for. In
former campaigns we fought over princi
ples. We lost some of our party in this
campaign who will come back. Some
voted against us because they misunder
stood our principles. Some because they
were so situated in business that they
were coinpelM to listen to advice as to
how they should vote that was of the
nature of command, and voted against
us rather than have their stores or their
notes drawn in. People who told us
that all we had to do was to maintain
the gold standard have now four yesis
to . find out that their Prosper
ity depends more upon the
people to whom they sell than upon
those from whom they borrow money.
Many of those who when they quit work
on the Saturday night before election
and were told to come buck if McKinley
was elected, and to stay away if he was
not, are finding now that they were to
come back only for a short time, and
those who were led to believe that the
free coinage of silver meant dishonest
money and that bimetallism was a step
backward in civilization have been awe
stricken in finding that a man has been
sent abroad in order to get help for us
to tro back to barbarism. (Tremendous
and long continued applause und
"We fought a good fight and in look
ing back we cannot see how we could
have made better use of the conditions j
as we found them. We entered it after a
struggle, the greatest the party had ever j
had within itself since l8t0. Hefound
that when we wrote a platform that
meant something, we had to go into
many of the states and reorganize. We
bad to throw overboard many men who
had been fed by the democracy and to
put into positions of leadership many
not accustomed to political warfare, and
yet those, with the free silver republi
cans and populists, carried on a fight
with the best means at their command,
and we cannot point to a blunder made
by any of the committees. We are de
feated after a contest which we are more
proud of in our defeat than the republi
cans are in their victory. (Applause.)
"Andrew Jackson was dear to the
people of his time because he stood for
the same principles that you are stand
ing for now. He stood by the cause of
the people. When gold standard demo
crats meet to celebrate this day I won
i.er why they do not celebrat the birth
day of Nicholas BicWIe, the president of
the bank which Jackson overthrew.
"I am proud of our success in Ne
braska. 1 am so proud of it that I have
not had time to mourn over our defeat
in the nation. Our principles have won
here because our people have had time
to study the financial question, and I
believe that when the people of the na
tion have had as long a time to study
it we will win in the national contest,
(Applause.) It was in our state that
the goldbug democrats first nominated
a ticket of their own aud theu voted the
republican ticket. It was in our state
that fusion was first effected. We have
merely been through the sweat a little
earlier than some of the other states.
But our success has brought a great
responsibility. While we cannot change
the national policy for four years or the
congressional policy for two, it is for us
in Nebraska to pass laws that will be
for the good of the people and so make
it easier for us in the national conflict
on account of the victory we have won
"It is time for us to say by statute
that corporations shall not enter into
politices or give financial aid to any
politicl party. In the last campaign
many banks contributed thousands of
dollars and justified their action on the
grouud that they were protecting their
depositors, but you can never tell until
a bank fails whether the money has
been taken from the deposits or from the
"If Nebraska takes the lead others
will follow, and it will be the first step
in ridding the country of corporation
domination. Another thing that we
should do is to require that a tax shall
be levied on a bank for its deposits to
create a fund to protect depositors from
loss generally. We cannot reach the
national banks, but we can apply the
principle to the state banks aud then
the national bauks will have to follow
or abide by the consequences.
."If we who have won in this state use
our -best endeavors to pass laws for the
good of the people of the state our
success here will be permanent and the
people will trust us with power as long
as we show that we deserve to be
Chairman Maitahan Sneaks.
James Manahan of this city responded
to the toast, "National Democracy," his
remarks being in substance as follows:
"Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen: We
are told that iu the army led to defeat
against Audrew Jackson there was, be
sides the veterans of England, a com
pany of American tories. Ah a reminder
of this, we toast tonight the so-called
'national democracy.' Uuder ancient
dispensation such a toast would be
drunk in silence. It would, perhaps, be
charitable if the 'national democracy'
were permitted to pass into oblivian
without comment. But its rise and fall
was so intimately connected with great
eveuts that the future historian will, be
obliged to recognizo it by a foot note
at the bottom of the page
telling of the campaign of 189(5.
"That foot note will inform the student
that early in the campaign the money
princes became alarmed at the sentiment
aroused among the people by the great
leader from the west. To divert that
sentiment this new party was brought
into being. Government officials, cor
poration attorneys, national bankers
aud disappointed politicians of the old
party were gathered together at in
dianapolis. They were praised by their
employers; they were soothed and pat
ted upon the back by his excellency at
Washington and by him were dubbed
with the title of respectability. Ihey
associated with the virtuous
statesman from Kentucky and
in due time the 'national democrat'
came forth. Its leaders were men of
ability, familiar with every strong
position upon the political
battle ground, and therefore of great
service iu Mr. Manna's candidacy, not
on account of the following they con
trolled, for that was insignificant, but
on account of the valuable information
at their disposal. These men had
received much houor at the hands of the
democratic party. They stood high iu
its councils and were in command of its
most important positions. What, then,
shall be said ol their conduct on the eve
of battle, and what will be said of the
part they took when the contest wason?
"When Benedict Arnold went down
the river to sell his countrymen he was
decent enough to leave his commission
behind him, but when these old leaders
went to Indianapolis they tried to hug
their old honors to their breasts, and
bear their old titles while they muffled
beneath their mantles daggers with
which to stub the very men who made
Whei. it became clear that they could
draw little from the party tbey had be
trayed, came their crowning act of in
famy. They go to their ancient enemy
aud retail to it all they know of the par
ty that had trusted them.
There is not much distfnetion between
informers, but those of modem times do
not seem to bo troubled by their con
sciences as were those of old. The first
great informer of history, after betray
ing bis .Master, went out and hung him
self; the last, after betraying his party,
"National democrats" did not work
for the electiou of their candidates. Their
campaign was in the interest of the re
publican nominee. In fact every move
they made stamped fraud upon the face
of their party, and, so, on election day,
that party passd, like its reputed sire,
iuto "innocuous desuetude." It is dead
beyond hope of resnection. A monu
ment might be erectedand this epitaph
inscribed upon it: "Here lies national
democracy; in birth disreputable; in life
dishonest; in death dishonored a sui
"But what the effect upon the historic
party of Jefferson and Jackson? With
undesirable material removed it will wax
strong and powerful. It will gather
strength from many sources. Republi
cans numbering in the thousands, who
believed last fall that their party would
secure' bimetallism by international
agreement, will, on finding themselves
deceived, come to us. Many men who
have during recent years been driven
by their convictions out of, both
the old parties will recognize
what they sought for in the rejuvenated
democracy of today. Most of the demo
crats who deserted last fall did so
through timidity or uuder a misunder
standing of the conditions, and will re
turn to their old faith before another
campaign. Only those who were trusted
the most and proved the most, false
will not return will not be permitted to
return. They are today without homes
in the political world; every political
organization shuns them as it would a
pestilence. With such there can be no
bargaining, no compromise. ,
"Freed from all baneful Influences, and
inspired by the heroic soul of Jackson,
our party can tonight look confidently
iuto the future and see rising before it
the shapes of great events to be; a na
tion with honest laws, brave men, virtu
ous women, bright hopes, proud dignity
and mighty aspirations.
"This is the hope of democracy and '
the result it proposes to accomplish. The.
first grand buttle 'has been fought and
won. True the verdict seems to have
been against ns, 'Twas so at Bunker
Hill. Mr. Bryan tells us tonight that
our party appeals to the heart of the
A mericau people. Yes, and we can tell
Mr. Bryan that deep in that great heart
is impressed a purpose and an image, a
purpose that cannot be changed and an
image thut will not be erased. The pur
pose is to do justice to the poor. The
image is the face of the poor man's
friend, today our neighbor, in 1900 our
Mr. Manahan awakened the utmost
enthusiasm by his remarks and has been
warmly congratulated for the sentiments
to which he gave utterance and the
manner iu which he did it.
"The Press" met with a response from
R. L. Metcalfe, managing editor of the
World-Herald; "Old Hickory" from W.
II. Thompson of Grand Island, and "The
Jacksonians" by Ed P.Smith of Omaha.
Short, talks were made by Hon. J. B.
Romans of Denison, la., and Hon. C. F.
Cochran of St.. Joseph, Mo. Judge Scott
responded to "Turn the Rascals Out."
Letters of regret were read from Vice
President Stevenson, Senator Allen,
Hon. John R. McLean of Cincinnati,
Hon. William Sulzer of New York, Hon.
H. T. Lewis of Georgia. Hon. C. 8.
Thomas of Denver, Hon. L. G. Kruse ot
Des Moines, Hon. J. H. Broady of this-
city, iion. Ueorge Fred Williams of Bos
ton, lion. John W. Tomlinson of Ala
bama aud others.
Mr. Bryan returned home this morn
ing with the Lincoln party.
Ducks Caught With TXela.
Legitimate sportsmen in the vicinity
of Eastport, Long Island, hare be
come greatly incensed oyer the knowl
edge that lately men have employed
nets in catching the wild duok whieh
haunt the bays in this territory at
night. This practice is in direct vio
lation of the game laws and is consid
ered detrimental to the interests of
the shooters. It had long been sus
pected that nets were being used to
catch the wild duck on dark nights,
but it is only a few days since actual
evidence was had of the fact.
A few evenings ago while a belated
party were crossing from the Great '
South beach to the mainland they
noticed some men drawing into their
boat a large net, such as is used for
catching flounders and flat fish. In
this net a number of wild duck had'
become entangled. The names of the
law violators could not be obtained.
The method of employing the nets
for wild fowl which dive for their food
is by first removing the corks and
then allowing it to sink to the bottom
of the bay. The birds in diving pro
ject their long necks through the
meshes, and when they become
alarmel and attempt to free themeelvei
become caught only more firmly in
The feeling against these net set
ters has become so strong that several
men are constantly maintaining a
saarp watch for the guilty parties.
New York Press.
TIRED OF CURLS.
There was a little boy whose mother
had made a little Lord Fauntleroy. of
him, training his hair in long curls
and dressing him in black velvet
knickerbockers and jacket, ornament
ied with white lace. One day a large
girl thought to frighten the pic
turesque little chap by rushing toward
him brandishing a large pair of scis
sors, and exclaiming, "I'll cat off your
The little Lord Fauntleroy wiu not
frightened. He merely replie s in a
shrill little voice, "Wish you juldl"
IX ANOTHER CLASS.
"Ton friend is an artist, I think yon
"No, sir ; I did not. I said he drew
pictures for the Sunday papers." i
0Vi II a it a v Vil a XTs4K Amanita
A BAD CASE.
Flynagon Oi see th docther
join't' yer house, Mrs. Murphy."
Mrs. Murphy -"lis; Murphy is
bad off. Th' docther soz he has th
laylariuras wid trimmin's." Judgo.
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