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. The . Chess Editor acknowledges re
ceipt of an exchange with the Brooklyn
Eagle. ' The Thursday edition contains
a regular weekly chess column and the
Sunday edition the column of the Pills
bury National Correspondence Chess
Association, the Eagle being the official
organ of that association. Either edit
ion singly is tL50 per year, or 82.50 for
W. W. Wyckoff, York, Neb., has
Joined the Nebraska Chess association
and desires to play a few informal games
by correspondence. Both he and S. II.
Sedgwick, of York, have subscribed for
the Independent in order to keep in
touch with chess in Nebraska.
" .Will E. W. Hawley, Waunake-, Wis.,
write to the Chess Editor how he is pro
gressing in chess?
Will Fred D. Gilmore join the Ne
braska Chess association?
Forsyth notation (described last
week): 5 q 2. 7 p. 6 kt P. 6 P K. 1 r
a 8. 6Q1. 1 . k 6. Hhw is White
(having the move) to make a happy es
cape? A. six months' subscription for
your friend for the neatest solution.
NEBRASKA CHESS ASSOCIATION.
Mention is frequently made in this
ohess column of the Nebraska Chess As
sociation. Doubtless many of the In- j
dependent's cTas3 are not acquainted
with this association but would join if
they understood its objects.
The Nebraska Ches3 Association was
organized in March, 1898, with Nelson
Hald, of Dannebrog, as president pro,
tern; Dr. O. N. Seeley, Kearney, vice
E resident pro tem; and C. L. Owen, Al
ion, secretary-treasurer pro tem. It
began its existence with fourteen char
Article II of its constitution declares
that the object of the association shall
be to promote general interest in the
game of chess; to enroll the chess play
ers of Nebraska so they may become
known to each other and be encouraged
to play correspondence games; to pro
vide for annual tournaments both by
correspondence and across the board
Twelve members entered the first cor
respondence tournament, all playing in
one section. E. R. Tyson, Nebraska
City, won first place; Nelson Hald, Dan
nebrog, second; and Lee Edwards, Lin
coln, third. .' .'
Twenty-four members entered the sec
ond correspondence tournament, playing
in three sections of eight each. This
tournament is not finished, but play has
begun in the final round, in which the
winner and second place man in each
section compete for the championship of
.Nebraska. . Four , prizes are offered to
the players in each section books on
chess, and the secretary has just begun
to send Qut these prizes to those . who
are known winners,
; No admission fee is required. The an
nual dues are $1.00 per year, expiring on
May 31 of each year. Applications for
membership should be made to the sec
retary, C. Q. De Francebox 1460, Lin
coln, Neb. The secretary has arranged
.that any subscriber to the Independent
may become a member during this
month on payment of 35 cents to pay
dues up to May 31, 1900. Or any person
not a subscriber may become both a sub
scriber or, member upon payment of 75
v HOW TO PLAY CHESS.
This is.the title of a little book of 88
pages, written by the Rev. E. E. Cun
mngton, -wnicn tne uness Editor can
supply for 50 cents a copy, For be in
ners one could hardly wish a better
book; and even those further advanced
can learn much from its pages. -SOLVERS.
To Problem No. 4: Nelson Hald, Dan
nebrog; G. A. Damon, Omaha; N. G. Grif
fin, C. B. Swim and W. S. Swim, St Ed
ward; "A Knight," St Paul; "K
Bishop," Columbus, ,
.To Problem No. 5: "Rex Solus," Lin
No solution, or analysis, having been
received of the Tadella game, it will be
withdrawn for the present
Solution to Problem No. 4 will be given
next week and prizes awarded.
The Nebraska Chess association has
begun a game of "composite" chess by
correspondence.. Thirty-four members
' are entered as players, seventeen on
side. Each of the players is given
number, the numbers running: No.
White, No. 1 Black; No. 2 White, No. 2
Black, etc., up to No. 17 Black, and each
player makes that move in the game j
, which corresponds to his own number.
In the event that the game extends be
yond seventeen moves, player No. 1
White becomes No. 18 White and the
Sme proceeds a second time around. A
eet giving full instructions and blanks
for score is started out by player No. 1
. White and goes the rounds from player
to player. -
It is not expected that the game will
develop any brilliancies, but it will be
. -a curiosity of correspondence play. A
subscriber to the Literary Digest is . to
be credited for the idea. The players
are lined up as follows
3. B-B 4 ..Q-Kt 3?
He (Black) is now sure to catch a pawn
(either KP or KKtP accordingly -as
White defends) and much mischief
4. Castles, (a) QxKP?
5. BxPch KQsq
(Black dare not play KxB, for Kt-
Kt 5 ch and after the Black K moves,
White wins, the Q).
6. KtxP QxKt? v
Falling into a dead snare; ..... .Q-
B 4 is better; but m any case UlacK
has made a bad start
7. R-Ksq! Q-B3
8. R-K8mate. .
(Of course the Black Q could go back
to K 2,' when White would play Kxy,
gaining a big advantage.)
(a) At nis 4tn move wnite migm
vary proceedings something like this:
4. P O 3 QxKtP
5. R-Ktsq Q-R 6 (forced) .
6. BxPch K-K 2 or Q sq
(Not KxB, for reasons above stated.)
7. R-Kt 3 . and Black Q has no
where to lay her
head. . ..
WHATTHE COURTS SAID
- Clem Deavar's Passes
Editor Independent: Having read the
proceedings of.the national populist com
mittee at Lincoln, Feb. 19, in the Ne
braska Independent and also in the True
Populist, I find that D. Clem Deaver us
es such pet names as Despot Allen and
Despot, Butler and all because, the mid
die of-the-road popujists with their prox.
ies were not allowed to go in and cei
trol the proceedings of the committee.
consider those parties that violated the
Omaha agreement by calling the Cin
cinnati convention and nominating Bark-
and Donnely had no right to take
part in the .proceedings 'of that commit-
tee. I see that Clem says m the True
Populist that there were twenty-four who
wore the Grand Army button that at
tended that 'committee meeting. He
says of course that was only another rea
son why these men should be abused by
the Copper-heads. -'.'v
The fusionists are advocating the same
principles now as we did in August 1898,
when D. Clem wanted the nomination
for governor, our delegation from Thay
er county voted solidly for Clem till his
own delegates from Douglas county de-
rted him. If we are Uopper-heads
now we were then ana v. uiem was in
the midst of us. Fusion was all right
then with him and I believe it would be
yet if he had got to be governor or could
even have held down his position , m the
Deaf and Dumb Institute at Omaha.
ON FALSE GROUND "
Wo therefore demand that the power
to issue notes be taken from the banks
and that all paper money shall be issued
directly by the treasury department and
be redeemable in coin and receivable for
all debts public and private. Democrat
ic Platform, 189G.
The above extract from the Chicago
platfcrru is enough to damn it in the
minds of all true populists. The part ob
jectionable are the words "redeemable
in coin." Extract from True Populist of
Now compare this with the McKinley
financial policy making 11 forms of mon
ey redeemable in gold. All debts public
and private payable in gold. Now which
would the mid of the road pops prefer?
If the government issues all the mon
ey, gold, silver, and paper and all are le
gal tender for all debts, public and pri
vate, the coin redemption clause don't
amount to much.
The Greenback was on a par with gold
until the exception clause was put on it
A few extracts form the True Populist
in regard to railroad passes:
"Governor Poynter does not travel on
a railroad pass but his private secretary
and all the clerks in his office have an
nual passes over every railroad in Neb
raska. Railroads never give away passes
to people who can t return the favor.
jNow Mr. iuditor 1 never considered a
railroad pass a bribe. I never consider
ed that a man that accepted one was
under any obligations to the road for
such a favor, but the True Populis says
railroads never give away passes to peo
ple who cannot return the favor.
In D. Clem Deaver's case it does look
like they sized a man up pretty close,
for he is now fighting the only party that
has any show to check the greed of the
railroads and trusts.
The Question Whether this Country Can
Maintain Colonies Has Been Settled
By The Courts. "
That the acts of the republican con
gress and of President McKinrey are
acts of usurpers has already been de
cided by the supreme court Under the
constitution this country cannot main
tain colonies. There is an unbroken line
of decisions to that effect The follow
ing are some of them: !
In Scott v. Sanford (19 Howard, U. S.
Court Reports) it is said:
' There is certainly no power given by
the constitution to the federal govern
ment to establish or maintain colonies
bordering on the United States or at a
distance, to be ruled and governed at its
own pleasure, nor to enlarge its territo
rial limits in any way, except by the ad
mission of new states. . That power is
plainly given; and if a new state is ad
mitted, it needs no further legislation
by congress, because the constitution it
self defines the relative rights and pow
ers and duties of the state, and of the
citizens of the state and the federal gov
ernment But no power is given to. ac
quire territory to be held and governed
permanently in that character.
The power to expand the territory
of the United States by the admission
of new states is plainly given; and in the
construction of this power by all the de-
Eartments of the government it has been
eld to authorize the acquisition of ter
ritory not fit for admission at the time,
but to be admitted as soon as its popula
tion and situation should entitle ,it to
admission. It is acquired to become a
state, and not to become a colony and
governed by congress with absolute au
thority; and as the propriety of admit
ting a new state is committed to the
sound discretion of congress, the power
to acquire territory for that purpose, to
be held by the United States until it is
in a suitable condition to become a state
upon an equal footing with'' the other
states must rest upon the same sound
Under this decision it is absolutely im
possible to hold territory for colonial
purposes, or in the way the present ad
ministration seems vo nave determined
to retain the Philippine Islands. What
is the United States, and how broad is
the territory embraced within the mean
ing of the term? It is every foot of soil
over which-we exercise jurisdiction. The
great Chief Justice Marshall, in defining
the term "United states, in .Loughbor
ough, v. Blake (5 Wheaton), held:
"Does this term designate the whole or
any particular portion of the American
empire? Certainly this question can ad
mit of but one answer. , It is the name
given to our great republic, which is
composed of states and territories. The
District of Columbia or the territory
west of the Missouri is not less within
the United States than Maryland or
Pennsylvania." ' .--
The supreme court of the United
States in the case of Shively v. Bdwlby
(152 U. S.) says: '
AnoV the territories acquired by con
cress, whether by deed of cession from
the original states or by treaty with a
foreign country, are held with the object,
as soon as their population and . condi
tion justify it, of being admitted into the
Union upon an equal footing with the
original states in all respects."
in the case of the United states ; v,
Moore (3 Cranch) it was said: ;
"The constitution was made for the
benefit of every citizen, of the United
States, and there is i'no such citizen,
whatever may be his ; condition, or wher
ever he may be situated within the lim
its of the territory of the United States,
who has not a right to the protection it
In Murphy v. Ramsey (114 U. S. Su
preme Court Reports) the court said:
"The personal and civil rights of the
inhabitants of the territories are secured
to them, as to other citizens, by the
principles of constitutional liberty which
restrains all the agencies of government,
state and national.
In utter defiance of these decisions.
McKinley announces that "the constitu
tion does not follow the flag." He not
only defies the constitution, but the su
preme court, and sets himself up as an
absolute dictator, not subject to the law
or the constitution. "
reachinor reforms, but is willing to take I
such steps as are possible amTpractical.
Above all. it needs men who are honest
in purpose and humanitarian in motive.
It is a long road, but step by step we ad'
vance to the nerfeet so6ial order.'
"The foreeoiner clipping aives my ideas
of William Jennines Bryan. I most
heartily believe in him. as a true friend to
the people; and: I know, too, that he is
the only man before this country today
who can by anv nossibilitv beat McKin
ley; therefore, it seems to me tnat all of
the reform fortms should unite to sup
port him. in the coming campaign. ''It
would show wisdom on their part. Let
them trust him. and I firmly believe they
would never have cause to regret it We
must all remember"that "Heaven is not
reached by one single bound."
"From a true friend of reform,
"Miss Henrietta 'Joy."
Roxbury, Mass., Jan. 23.
ONE FARE RATE.
Railroads Make a Low Bate for the Popu-
"' list's tate Convention. '
Through the efforts of Chairman Ed-
misten the railroads have granted a half
fare rate to delegates attending the state
convention, Mr. Edmisten has givn
out the following announcement:
To all persona who contemplate at
tending: the State Conventions or the
Peoples Independent, Democratic and
Silver Republican Parties at Lincoln;
Nebraska, March 19th, 1900, are hereby
notified that the following named rail
roads have granted one fare for the round
trip from all points m Nebraska:
B. &M.R. - C. St. P.M. &. O.
Mo. Pacific. . Union Pacific
C.,R. I. &P. F.E.&M.V.
St J.& G. I.
Tickets can be bought on the 18th and
good to and including the 2lst. We
hope full delegations will come from
J. H. Edmisten,
. ' Chairman.
A representative of this , paper last
week made the acquaintance of Rev.
"J. W. Kimmel, president of the Kimme-
institute of Magnetic Healing, now local
ted at 1516 O street. This method of
healing diseases without knife, drugs or
medisine, has struck a popular chord,
and Mr. Kimmel not only comes with
the endorsement of people of Leaven
worth, Kansas, where he has resided f or
six years, but ne is well known by many
of the good people of Nebraska, by fifteen
years successful church work. He suf
fered a physical break down a year
was cured at Nevada, Mo. " Took
course of study at, three of the
schools in the west. " Prepares
teaches ' his own lectures and issues di
plomas and puts all . his graduates to
work. Mis office at Hotel VV alton is
already a busy place. Patients with all
sorts of chronic ailments have been
cured and ; are enthusiastic in their
praises. He will start his first class
next Monday at 10 a. m. see his adver
tisement on another page.
Omaha Police Board
Governor Pqynter has appointed a fire
and police commission for Omaha. The
appointees are W. S. Poppleton, demo
crat; H. C. Miller, democrat; J. H. Pea-
oooy, popunst; ana w. j. uroatcn, . re.-
puoacan. it is understood tnat a con
test will be instituted to prevent them
from entering upon the discharge of
their duties. ; - . ;-f...i- .m-
1. " De France.
6. Rice. "
11. Hinman. .
16. W.S. Swim.
2. Hartzell. ,
4. t Barron.
6. Brega. " .
7. C. B.Swim.
8. Bruner. ;
.9. Mrs. De France.
. 15. Patterson.
- " A SHORT GAME.
Young players like to get out their
heavy artillery earlv in the battle.
Their Q comes out about the second
move, "like a lioness seeking whom she
may devour." Old chess players smile
knowingly and the battle does not
last long usually. Here is the way
. Rev. Cunnington describes an irregu
. White Black.
1. P-K 4 P-K 4
2. Kt-KB 3 Q-B 3
A move dear to the beginner but bad
policy to put your best piece to defead
a pawn. Keep her at home for better
ANOTHER A SORBtf SPECTACLE.
In last week's Independent published
at Lincoln there appears a letter from
Mr. M. F. Harrington bf Holt county
which is not pleasant reading for the
railroad pass brigade of the fusion state
Then follows the extract from Mr.Har
rington s letter which 1 presume your
readers have read.
Extract from True Populist, March 1st
"While I never blamed D. Clem Deav
er for using a railroad pass for himself
and family, or his friends, I dont think
he ought to be throwing it up to others
who are no more guilty than himself. 1
have known for years that D. Clem had
a pass over , the B. & M. railroad and that
he procured nassea for some of his
friends. Now he is chairman of the anti-pass
party, national committee and
trying to throw reproach upon others for
just what he has been ' doing for years
l believe it were better that this pass
system be abolished, but as long as the
railroads will give passes there are men
that will accept them and just how
much a man is influenced by them de
pends upon the kind of a man he is,
vV henever a man asserts his manhood
and no longer submits to being used as
a catspaw by the democrats he is imme
diately branded as a traitor and accused
of using republican money. This is a
contemptible dirty trick but it deceives
no one only fools."
Well if this is true D. Clem's friends
in Thayer county are all fools for none of
them that have known him lor years or
thought they knew him have any confi
dence iu his paper, and no faith in it be
mg a production of hi3 own.
The latter part of the paragraph reads
as follows: "It reminds us of the fellow
who cries, stop thief, to hide his own ac
turns. . ' .
How would this apply to D. Clem
the pass business? .
"John Sherman is a saint " compared
with Marion Butler and Wm. V. Allen,"
Isn't that rich? from True, populist,
F. X. Pearl,
Magnetic Healing Pays'
The Kimmel Institute of Magnetic
Healing is Vow located in Lincoln. Rev.
J. W. Kimmel is well known throughout
the state by fifteen years active mission
ary work. His success as a healer and
teacher, both in his office and by mail
is marvelous. Every disease gives away
to his touch, f His instructions are
The Best Simplest and Cheapest Diplo
mas Free. He guarantees a paying posi
tion to all his graduates;
Call on or address,
x Rev. J. W. Kimmel,
1516 O St., - Lincoln. Nebraska.
Mention This Paper,
9(Q)(D) - JJ9(G)
of New and Up-toDaie Dry
Millinery, Shoes, Carpets, all
kinds of Tin and Hardware, Draperies
for the Spring, and Summer Season
are now on display, at
N. E. Corner ioth and P Streets, Lincoln, Neb.
Ladies' Shirt Waists
Lot 1. 20 doz of new style A waists
worth up to 75c, on sale at. ... .
Lot 2, 15 doz of new style waists,
worth up to 91.00. on sale at ... .
Lot 3, 17 doz of new style waists,
worth up to $1.2d, on sale at
Lot 4, 20 doz of new style waists,
worth VP to $1.50 to S2.00, on
We can sell you a hat from 25c up. Call
and see our large assortment before
you buy. '
Wool Dress Goods
Lot 1, 200 yds worth 12c, on sale at I Ub
Lot 2, 400 yds worth 16ic, on 10 I On
sale at I L i'LV
Lot 3, 25 pieces of fine novelty
worth 40c per yd, on sale at. ... .
Lot 4. We artf also showing 500
yds black brocade, 36 in wide,
worth 25c, for. . ......... . . .
Lot 5, 450 yds black brocade, 40 in
wide, worth up to 40c, on sale at
The big snap of 450 yds of dress pat
terns that our buyer just bought while
east can be had at our store at less
ok the Dollar. . Don't
1 case of children's hose worth 84 c,
1 case . of children's : hose,
worth 1.0c; jaur pricej
1 case " of children's ' hoseV ' worth
rzic, our Tpnce
1 case of children's
worth 20c, our price
Our ladies' seamless hose,
worthl2c, our price . . . . .
Look at our; 15c hosbfor 10c.
Our ladies' $2.50 tan lace shoes
h go on sale at'...
Our men's plon shoe, solid sole
leatherjcounter worth fl.50, 01 I C
go at.-. ............ .1 ....... 0 1 i I d
Dry Goods, Staples
Calico worth 5c for.. . ... ,
Calico worth 5fc for . . . . . . . .
Calico worth 6c for ...... . i .
Calico worth" 7c, for. . .
Yard wide percales,
Yard wide percales,
11c, for ...... .... ..
How Cheap Ve Sell liotions
Pins, 1, 2 and 4c a paper.
Lead pencils, 3 for lc, lc and 2c each.
Side combs, 4, 5 and 10c. .
200 yds spool cotton, 2c a spool.
Safety pins, 3, 4 and 5c per dozen.
Lace, lc per yard.
Hooks and Eyes, 2- 3 and 4c card.
Pocket books, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10c.
Sewing machine oil, 10c size for 5c.
Sewing machine oil, 25c size for 10c.
Vaseline, big bottle for 5c. -
J. S. Kirk's toilet soap, 3, 4, 5 and 6c
per cake. - . " -
Pencil tablets, 1, 3, 4 and 5c each.
Ink tablets, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10c each.
Envelopes, 1, 3,' 4, 5 .and 6c per package.
White metal teaspoons, dozen for 15c.
White metal tablespoons, i dozen for 21c
Harness snaps, 24 and 5c each and 2
. for 5c. ; ' '. .
Good farm saws at 25 and 39c each.
Better farm saws, at 48 and 79c,
Disston farm saws at $1.23 each.
Copper rivets, i lb at 10c, i lb 20c
Iron rivets, assorted sizes, i lb 12c
Big lot of buggy whips at 10c each.
Better lot- of buggy whips at 15c each.
The best ever offered at 25c.
Splidt rawhide whip at 4Sc r :
Axle grease, 3 boxes for 10c.
Harness back pads, 9c.
Collar pads, 19, 25 and 35c.
;: Remember, that we sell Goods for Cash, and one
price to all at the Northeast Corner of ioth and P Streets,
Lincoln, Nebraska. Yours truly,
TIGER WAS BURNED.
v Richardson County Populists
The populists of Richardson held
their county convention on Monday
t aus uity, tne same aate ana place se-
lectea by tne democrats and silver . re
publicans. There was a large attendance
and great interest was manifested in the
coming campaign. The convention passed
resolutions reaffirming the -platform
adopted at . St. Louis in 1896, declared
against trusts, and against the colonial
policy of the present national adminis
tration. .Passed a resolution of sympa
thy for the Boers in South Africa, and
against alliance with . England, and en
dorsed Col. W. J. Bryan for president,
with Judge Caldwell for vice president.
Mr. J. M. Whitaker was chairman of
the ' committee on resolutions. S. O.
Mowers, John Lichty and Jule Smith
were other members of the committee.
Washington, March 4. Upon - the.
request of Gen. Otis the War Depart-
mens has just purchased lifty additional
typewriters which will be forwarded im
mediately to the Philippines, raising the
strength of the battillon of fighting
typewriters to 225, the largest force of
the kind ever mustered into service with
an army in the field.
When the reinforcements reach him,
Gen. Otis expects to crush out all oppo
sition from the insurgents on this line
of operations before the rainy season sets
. Collecting Moore Shortage
Auditor Cornell and deputy insurance
commissioner w. iJ. Tice have been
progressing rapidly in the collection of
the Eugene Moore shortage, which the
supreme court has decided that the in
surance companies must make good be
cause of their illegal payment to the au
ditor instead of the treasurer Nearly
$o,uuo have been collected. Some dim-
culty has been caused by the meddle
some interference of certain newspapers
in publishing a statement that the su
preme court had not finally passed upon
the matter making some delay and
trouble. But auditor Cornell will pro
ceed in his firm and quiet manner to en
force the law as interpreted by the court
until the entire amount due is collected
and turned into the treasury where it
" About Dining: Cars.
The verdict given by the general pub
lic that the great Rock Island route has
the best dining car service in the world
will not be disputed by patrons who
have used this line. Thousands of let
ters testify to this fact. A better meal
cannot be secured in any hotel or res
taurant in tne "cities .ot JNew xork or
Chicago than is used in the Rock Island
Dininar Cars. A la carte on all cars: a
splendid lunch served on Colorado trains
for 50 cents. . 4
A Splendid Hint For tne Writer ot
' 'Dialect Storie.
'Anything new. Sera tchard?" Inquir
ed the publisher as he toyed with his
diamond studded seal.
"Yes," said the author eagerly as he
drew a bulky wad of manuscript from
a much soiled newspaper, "I've got
an original story here that is simply
"What's great about it V
VThe dialect. If s Boer."
The publisher slightly started.
"That seems Hke a good thing," he
said. "Let's hear a little of It."
The author moistened his lips, un
folded the manuscript and began:
" The bronzed young uitlander paus
ed beside the spruit, which was now
little more than a dusty slult. He had
come through the krantz, and over the
nek, and along the poort, and paat the
kopje, and straight across the level
.veldt, and he was tired. Raising his
bottle of dop to his lips, he was disap
pointed to find it was empty. He filled
the flask at the f onteln In the kloof,
close to the drift, and, moistening a lit
tle biltong, ate eagerly. "I wish I had
someN mealies," he muttered, "but I
cant expect it until I reach the next
kraal. Even then I doubt the wisdom
of showing myself. I feel pretty sure
that the zarps were put on my track as
soon as the voorlooper recognized
me.'" " :.. ..-
The great publisher waved his hand.
"Splendid!" he cried. "That's just
what we've been looking for. We'll
have it on the book stands in ten days.
Can you fill a sequel with some more of
And the happy author said he thought
he could. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
An Indian Boy'a Presence OZ Mind
Cnaaea Great Rejoicing: Among:
the People of Ilia Village.
A' widow in a village in India
called from her house one night by
sickness, and she left at home her son
nine years old. He was asleep wheu
she went away, but after awhile he
woke up and called out. Not receiv
ing.any answer, he got out of bed and
struck a light. Then he went out on
the street to see what had become of
his mother. By and by, when he
could not. find her, he returned to the
hut, but as he drew near he saw n
tiger enter fthe door. The beast had
come out of the jungle close by, and
was looking for some one to carry off
and deTour. - Instead of running away
the boy advanced on tiptoe end closed
J. W. Coleman, editor of the Stroms-
burer Headlight, is snoken of favorablv
tor state senator in the Eighteenth dis
trict. The Headlight has been an ear
nest and consistent worirer in the cause
of reform, and the .newspaper boys all
over the state will rejoice to see Editor
Coleman thus honored.
Ala, Not Mnen!
Chief Census Taker Merriam com
plains that the applicants for positions
as enumerators can't spell and can t
do ordinary arithmetic. "Our public
schools teach botany and psychology!
and sewing ana molding," . ne says,
"but apparently they do not teach sim
ple arithmetic and spelling." Every
business man who has occasion to hire
high school graduates found that out
long ago. Boston Globe.
How much better are the average
college graduates in spelling, arithme
tic and bookkeeping? Brockton Times.
- uiud oi nve subscribers trom now
uutil January 1, 1901, for $2.50. Every
body rustle. ,.
Where To Begin
A young woman in Massachusetts has
written a little political advice that'is
about as sound and sensible as anything
that has appeared in the eastern papers
for some time. She writes:
" The sort of reformer the world needs
is the conservative radical the man who
is radical in ideas but conservative in
action; who dreams of the most. far-
It is rumored that Attorney Morlan of
McUook has a lead-pipe cinch on the re
publican nomination for congressman in
the Fifth district. The fusion brethren
out in that district should keep their
weather . eye upon the crentleman, be
cause he mightjdo some tall running if
ne decides to accept the nomination.
The republican congressional conven
tion for the Fourth district is called to
meet in David City iir April. It is high
ly probable that E. H. Hinshaw : of Jef
ferson will be nominated without much
opposition, because he is foolish enough
to make the race which means almost
Side Lla-ata on
"Dinner Is ready,"
said to him.
"Dinner be blowed!" exclaimed Ben
jamin Franklin he used a stronger ex
pression, but It has been thought best
to soften the original word as he fe
verishly watched his kite in the clouds
and drew another spark from the wire.
"Dinner be blowed I 1 want to get this
invention perfected before, Nikola Tes
la can come out with a claim that he
discovered the principle before I did!"
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TIGER ENTERED THE DOOR.
the door and shut the tiger in. Then
he began calling- for help. The people
cam running to see what was going
on, and as the tiger heard them he
went dashing about the hut to find a
way of escape. There were no win
dows, and the door was shut against
him. In his leaping about the savage
beast : upset the candle, and as the
hut was made of wood and grass it
was soon ablaze. The people did not
try to save it.-, It- was a good way to
destroy a tiger which had done them
much damage, and they danced around
the blaziAg hu and jeered at him as
he howled and whimpered. In. a few
minutes the flames bad overcome him
and .he was dead. The widow's home
had been destroyed in. destroying the
tiger, but next day the villagers
turned ut and built her a new and
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came along and heard the story gave
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calculated by the Insurance Department.
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