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WALLS OF CHINESE CITIES
HENRY V. HO AGLAND
Republican Candidate for
Environed in the Infinite
And. that no day of life may lack ro
mance. The spiritual stars rise nightly, shedding
A private beam into each several heart.
Daily the bending- skies solicit man,
The seasons chariot him from this exile.
The rainbow hours bedeck his glowing
The storm winds urge the heavy week
Suns haste to set, that so remoter lights
Beckon the wanderer to his vaster home.
Emerson's "The Adirondack a.
Immense Structures to Be Demolished
to Make Way for Modern
Shanghai, China. The decision to
demolish the ancient wall surround
ing Shanghai city is an interesting
sign of the times as well as the pre
liminary to an ambitious scheme of
Scores of coolies were at work,
says the North China Daily News,
with pick and shovel on that portion
of the city rampart which faces the
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street leading to the old yam en. The
Has signed statement No. 1
"The educational, commercial, industrial,
moral and social interest of the people
will be my chief concern. "
G. R. BUCKNER, Waverly, Nebr.
REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
PRIMARIES APRIL 19th
HOMER K. BURKET
Republican Nomination for
APRIL 19th, 1912
Getting Potatoes From England.
New York. Six thousand tons of
potatoes, the largest shipment ever
received in New York, arrived from
London Monday on the steamship Min
nehaha. Doubtless there are enough
of them to supply 24,000,000 meals for
an adult As potatoes were quoted
here Monday at $3.25 per bag of 168
pounds, the shipment Is valued at
more than $230,000. The government
collected $50,000 in duties.
Nashville, Tenn. For the first time
since the period of reconstruction
there is a prospect that Tennessee
may have one republican representa
tive in the United States senate. Pend
ing the meeting of the legislature next
January, the seat made vacant by the
death of Senator Robert L. Taylor
will be filled by an appointee of Gov
ernor Hooper, republican, should he
name a man from his own party.
It No "New Woman."
Chicago. Rev. Father T. T. Kelley
of Lincoln, Neb., who came here to
lecture before the Catholic Woman's
club on "Modern Woman," declared
that there is no such person, notwith
standing suffragist conventions, hob
ble gowns and advanced philosophy.
He contended that the real woman of
today differed from the real woman of
Eden only in the things with which
she sought to hide her body and her
Ohio Endorses Taft.
Columbus, O. By a vote of 15 to 6,
the republican state committee has
endorsed President Taft for renomina
tlon and decided to hold two state con
ventions, one In Columbus, June 3 and
4, to select six delegates-at-large to
the republican national convention,
and another later to name a state
ticket. The holding of the two con
ventions is a concession to the Roose
The selection of a candidate for
governor will depend very largely on
who Is nominated for president. Pri
maries will be held In each of the
twenty-one districts of the state un
der the Branson law for the purpose
of selecting district delegates to the
To Limit Width of Right of Way.
Washington. The judiciary commit
tee have agreed to report favorably
the Norris bill to limit the width of
the Union Pacific right of way, and
Judge Norris was selected to draw
pasage of the bill developed in the
committee, but the majority voted
Women Save the Town.
St. Joseph, Mo. Credit for saving
Hopkins, Mo., from probable total de
struction Is given to the women of
that place. When a blaze that con
sumed several stores broke out they
went to the assistance of the male in
habitants and formed a bucket bri
gade, which continued in action until
the fire was under control.
Santa Fe. On the eighth ballot for
United States senators Wednesday
the deadlock was broken and A. B.
Fall and T. B. Catron were elected..
Declares for Bryan.
Chariton, la. Declaring that it was
Bryanism alone which has made the
people of America think, "which has
converted LaFollettes into democrats,
Roosevelt s into chameleons, and
forced the Tafts into open opposition
to majority rule in this land of the
free," Frank Q. Stewart, one of the
most prominent democratic leaders of
Iowa, announced his candidacy for
delegate-at-large to the Baltimore con
vention. Will Be Some Dry Towns.
Lincoln. Several of the present wet
towns of the state are to be dry for a
portion of next month, due to the fact
that a law enacted during the last ses
sion of the Btate legislature makes no
provision for the operation of saloons
between the times of expiration of
licenses under the old law and the re
newals under the new law. The en
actment just put upon the statute
books sets out that the municipal
license year in all cities outside of
Omaha shall extend from May 1 of
one year to May 1 of the next year.
Reject Dollar a Day Pension Bill.
wasnmgton. rne senate, hy a
vote of 51 to 16, rejected the Sher
wood pension bill, which had passed
the house, and enacted the Smoot gen
eral age and service pension bill,
which, it is estimated, will increase
the pension roll by $20,000,000 annual
ly during the next five years.
By Annie Hinrichsen.
(Copyright, i si a, by Associated Literary PressV
"Be still. I wish to hear what Mr.
Ralston is saying." Mary Collins
shook her head impatiently at the
men with her.
"Nobody listens to Ralston,' scoffed
the representative of a metropolitan
"I do." she retorted. "He talks
"He is an irregular," commented a
member of the assembly, "a man who
votes according to his own convic
tions, instead of obeying his party's
mandates. He refuses to obey the
dictates of the party leaders. He will
not make alliances with the other
party. No party or faction, can claim
him. He votes as he - chooses, re
gardless of party lines, and intro
duces all sorts of Impossible but
highly meritorious bills. Because he
will not stand by either party, neith
er party will stand by him. He Is
making a speech now In favor of one
of his bills, but nobody Is listening
Mary Collins walked afaw from the
group of legislators and newspaper
men to a place near the Irregular
Accustomed from childhood to the
unwritten laws of legislative proced
ure, trained to detect and understand
every condition and change In the
mental atmosphere of the assembly,
she knew that Ralston was speaking
to men whose ears were deaf to the
words of an irregular party man.
The members were reading, writing
or walking about The presiding of
ficer sat in his chair yawning osten
tatiously. The pages clattered noisi
ly around the speaking member.
Several times Ralston's eyes met
Mary's. When he sat down, reward
ed by the Indifferent silence of his
fellow members, he turned toward
her. She smiled and nodded with
emphatic approval in the shake of
her pretty head. There was a flash
of surprised pleasure and gratitude in
When the house adjourned she was
standing near the entrance of repre
sentatives' hall. "Your speech this
morning was a good one." she said.
When he smiled the firm-lipped,
austere legislator became a boyish
young man. "You are the only per
son who thought so." he said, whim
sically. "The members won't listen
to me and since I never accomplish
anything you newspaper people pay
no attention to me."
"Is it Impossible for yon to act In
harmony with your party?"
"I despise the sort of legislation
my party Is advocating, and I won't
work with them. I don't enjoy being
a Pariah an irregular , is a Pariah
and I'm awfully lonesome. But 111
stick to my ideals."
"Ideals are sometimes cold com
panions," said the girl bitterly. They
had left the state house and were
walking toward the hotel.
"They are," the man agreed. "But
when we give them up we sacrifice
the best of ourselves; we give up all
that raises us above the common
sordidness of life."
He pushed open the hotel door for
her. In the lobby stood Grant War
ren, a leader of the house and a mem
ber of the party to which Ralston be
longed. He came toward them, nod
ded to Ralston and spoke Impatiently
"I've been waiting ages for you.
Let's go In to lunch."
"What do you see in that man to
like?" Warren asked when they were
In the dining room.
"His ideals. I think," she answered
The irregular was at a table not far
"The man has a lot of crazy no
tions. The political whirl is no place
for him. He will soon have a chance
to redeem himself with his party.
The franchise bill which was Intro
duced a few weeks ago will soon be
voted on. It is a party measure and
we can pass it by a majority of one
if all the members of our party vote
for it. But Ralston will probably re
fuse to support It- The loss of his
vote will defeat the measure. If he
stands by his party we shall forgive
him his past misdemeanors. If he
forsakes us we shall throw him out of
the party and out of the house."
"Shall you vote against the fran
chise bill?" Mary asked Ralston sev
eral days later.
"I have announced my Intention
of doing so. I can see nothing but
harm In it."
"You understand, do yon not, that
your refusal to vote with your party
on this measure will cost your a great
','It will probably coBt me my seat
in the) house. I was elected by so
small a majority that my opponent
is contesting my seat Election con
tests are decided by a committee of
the house. The committee is ruled
by men who favor the franchise bill.
I have been told that my opponent,
who ran on the independent ticket,
has promised his vote to the men
who will unseat me and give him my
place. If I persist in my detemina
tion to oppose the bill I shall prob
ably be unseated to make room for a
man whose vote will pass the bill."
"Yet you persist in your determina
"Of course," he answered, as 11
he regarded the question as super
fluous. "I can't vote for a bill i
think Is wrong. I shall leave the
capital. I shall probably never see
you again. I love you very dearly."
he went on In a matter of fact tone.
"But you are engaged to Grant
Warren. If you were free I'd do my
best to win you."
The next morning shortly after the
assembly convened Grant Warren
rose and asked for recognition.
"Mr. Speaker." he said, "as chair
man of the committee on election
contests I desire to report to the
house our decision in the case of
Jones versus Ralston. After a care
ful consideration of the evidence pre
sented we have pronounced the elec
tion of Mr. Ralston an illegal one, and
declare that Mr. Jones is the lawful
member from Pike county."
Mr. Ralston," announced the
speaker, "having been declared il
legally elected, is hereby requested
to leave his seat in the house."
There was silence as the sturdy.
erect figure passed down the aisle.
As he reached the door Mary Collins
joined him and walked with him Into
the rotunda. She drew him into the
empty state library.
"It is over." he said briefly. "I am
a political outcast, a legislative mis
fit. I am one of those men whos
misfortune It Is to look on subjects
differently from their fellows. And I
have to stand by my convictions."
- "You are not a failure. You are a
glorious success. . For - the sake ot
your Ideals you endured this humil
iation. Ideals are the only things
worth clinging to. Do you still love
me and want to marry me? If yon
do I'll marry you now whenever you
"What are you talking about.
"When I first knew you I was en
gaged to Grant Warren. I did not
love him. But the life ot a self-sup
porting woman Is sometimes very
bard. Mine has been cruelly hard,
He has wealth and position. I in
tended to marry him for the material
advantages he could give me. I had
had ideals of marriage for true love,
but I had put them aside. When I
knew you I began to care for you as
I had never cared for any other man.
But Grant was a success and very
rich. So I tried to smother the ideals
and marry him. But I can't do it. I
realised today when you walked from
the house that I honored and loved
you and the nobility you represent
beyond anything else in the world.
want the man I love and I want to
live un to my old ideals of love and
marriage. But perhaps you don't
want a woman who has been so mercenary-
I don't care what you are
politically and I don't care how poor
you are "
"But I'm not poor," he said, star
ing at her in joyous bewilderment.
"I'm only a poor politician. I am
sound in business sense. I have a
great deal of money, more than you
can - spend. Do you really love me,
sweetheart? It isn't Just pity for a
"An outcast?" she said, scornfully.
"I call him a hero."
More Mirror Superstitions.
It is not only In Greece that mir
ror superstitions survive. English
folk still adhere to the belief that to
break a mirror is to insure seven years
of ill luck; in Scotland tne same calam
ity is regarded as a portent of a death,
in th southwestern counties it is
considered unlucky for a bride to look
In a mirror on her wedding day but
the BUDerstition must be strong In
deed to prevent a woman taking "one
last look" at herself in the glass on
that most important occasion. - Some
folk, too, cover over all mirrors In the
presence of death, and believe that
anyone looking in a glass in a house
where a dead man lies will jee the
dead person looking over the shoulder.
The Boston Courtship.
"I think 1 could make you happy,"
"We are not here to be happy." she
explained. "We are here to tuimi
"Then consider me as yours."
it was upon this basis that they
'"How is it that Bunks studied law
In the spare time of such a busy ca
reer?" "He read his books while his wire
was getting dressed to be ready in a
Copyright, Underwood & Underwood, N. X.
Fort on the Great Wall.
wall Itself is several times wider than
the alley ways along which pedestrians
and rickshas make their devious and
difficult way in that part of the city.
The space acquired by the removal of
the wall should therefore, If used to
best advantage, be of considerable
' It appears to have been suddenly
discovered that the wall is useless as
a means of defense and that it is an
ugly impediment to the development
and improvement of the native quar
ters. The work was put in hand im
mediately the order went forth from
th$ town nal1 works department that
it was to be executed without fall.
The owners and inhabitants of
shanties 'on the wall have been or
dered to remove these, and any
fences, material, etc., which would
Impede the progress of the work. An
outcry might have been expected,
since the scheme had been strongly op
posed, but the order has been quietly
accepted. In fact very little Interest
seems to have been aroused by the
work, even though It inaugurates a
Two of the principal gates in the
city wall of Hangchow have been
removed. At Canton the republican
government has ordered an investiga
tion as to the population and the num
ber of houses along the wall inside
and outside the city. The officials
deputed . to the work are to report
in a month, submitting a list of the
houses and residents, together with a
scheme for the demolition of the en
tire city wall.
RISE AND FALL OF MINE TOWNS
'Bubble of Popularity Frequently la
VUlCKiy punctured in Many
Vancouver, B. C "It dont take
long to puncture the bubble of a
town's popularity," remarked Paul C.
Stephens, formerly of Washington, at
the New Ebbitt. Mr. Stephens has
been in nearly every mining camp
which has sprung up In recent years
in the west, Alaska and British Co
lumbia. "The average person in the
east," he continued, "does not com
prehend what great gold mines there
are in the small places of the west
about which one hears but little. Take
Nevada, for instance. I think the
largest gold producing mine in the
world is located there, near Goldfield,
which yields more than $1,000,000 a
month. In Colorado there are scores
of mines that are yielding fortunes,
but they are rarely heard of. Gold
field, Nev., at the time of the boom,
grew into a city of nearly 30,000 popu
lation. Today, with the fever gone, it
has scarcely 3,000. Rawhide, which
was another of the great gold 'finds,'
had at one time more than 20,000 peo
ple, but there are not more than 300
or 400 residents there today.
"The realty values of Goldfield have
depreciated so mucja that property is
worth comparatively little. Lots that
were selling during the boom for as
high as $50,000 are offered now for
$2,000, and there are no buyers. It is
almost sad to walk the streets of
Goldfield and see the vacant business
blocks that were erected by investors
who were carried away for the mo
ment by the gold craze.
"In British Columbia, on the Frazici
river, is a little pla:e called Barkers
ville, which is populated by perhaps 75
or 100 persons, mostly Chinamen.
There was a time when Barkersville
had 30,000 people in it and was a
thriving mining camp."
Clock Rescues Family.
Springfield, O. Because an alarm
clock was set at the wrong hour, the
family of Harry Barrett was saved
from being asphyxiated the other
night. The little daughter of Mr.
Barrett turned the key of the ga
stove. At midnight the alarm clock
aroused Mr. Barrett, who was partl
suffocated, but was able to stagger to
the stove and close the valve.
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