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THIS IN NEBRASKA
EVENTS OF INTEREST OF MORE
OR LESS IMPORTANCE.
But Little Cash in the Treasury, Ac
cording to the Report of State
State Treasurer’s Report.
LINCOLN—The report of State
Treasurer Peter lvlortensen of the con
dition of the treasury and the amount
of business done during , the month
shows that outside of the temporary
school fund the other funds of the
state contain only $42,019. The tem
porary school fund contains $337,525.50
which will be apportioned out on the
third Monday in May to the various
school districts of the state. At this
time this fund is several thousand dol
lars in excess of what it was ai the
same time a year ago and the fund to
be apportioned will therefore be corre
spondingly larger. In the general
fund there is only $41.12, while every
cent of the permanent school fund is
drawing interest tor the state. There
was received in the insane hospital
fund a total of 7 cents during the
month. This 7 cents was received
under an old tax law now repealed.
Following is the report in detail, to
gether with the bank balances:
Fund— April 1. April 30.
General .$ 1.681.17 t 41.12
Permanant school. 30,762.23
Temporary school. 207,690.79 337.525.50
Permanent univ.. . 729.94
Agricul. col. end. . 32.79
Temporary univ.. .08 31.15
Penitentiary. 645.50 645.50
Redemption. 1,148.25 503.70
Kearney Nor. lib. 613.46 503.70
Orthopedic hosp.. 285.50 342.50
Hosp for Insane 153.99 144.06
State library. 601.97 272.16
University cash .. 29,990.13 25,905.73
Normal library .. 2,643.55 2,643.55
Normal interest i. 116.63 1,481.93
Agr. A- Mech. Arts 7,047.78 5,951.90
U. S. Exp. Station . 425.39 3.261.95
Totals .*375,866.42 J379,--».82
Nebraska Boy Drowns in Montana.
FORSYTHE, Mont.—The body of
William Decker, who was drowned in
the Yellowstone, has not been found,
although searching parties were organ
ized to watch closely. Thomas Mc
Pherson, the South Omaha banker, and
Mr. Decker of Courtland. Neb., father
of the boy. have arrived in the city
to investigate the drowning. A search
is being made for the employe who
quit work and took one of the horses.
Decker was employed by a Milwaukee
railroad contractor. Another employe
quit work and took one of his employ
er's horses. Decker, noticing the man
riding away, started in pursuit. The
fleeing employe crossea the river and
Decker also essayed to cross the
stream. While so doing he was drown
Printing Bid Rejected.
LINCOLN—The state printing board
rejected the hid of the State Journal
company for reprinting the state su
preme court reports, whose bid was S7
cents a page on the work, the lowest
bid of any of the big printers, whom
the board believes had entered into a
combine to raise the price of state
printing. The board announced it re
jected the Journal bid because it would
have cost the state in the neighborhood
of J800 more than the hooks could have
been sold for, as the sale price is fixeu
by law. New bids will be asked for on
Game Warden’s Report.
Deputy Game Warden Carter has
sent the copy tor his bird circular to
the printer and wrou!d like to have it
ready for distribution to the school
children of the state by May 15, which
has been designated as Bird day. The
outside of the circular has a beautiful
colored picture of the Nonpareil, a rare
Nebraska songster, while the inside
pages contain ten reasons why the
boys of the state should protect the
birds and a copy of the game law. The
last page has a little poem which is
appropriate for public speaking in the
NORFOLK—Holt county supervis
ors withdrew their offered reward of
$1,000 for the capture of Patrick Hag
erty, cashier of the defunct Iflkborn
Valley bank. They give as their rea
son that they fear he would return
and allow friends to claim the re
ward. and that he might then be freed
Attractions for State Fair.
The state fair l»oard closed a con
tract for the appearance of Emma, the
little pacer who goes alone, and will
enter any race cf the 2:15 class. The
horse has neither hobbles nor saddle
and Is said to be a great attraction
wherever she has been shown. W. L.
Wilson of the Bankers' Union was
given permission to erect a building
with a seating capacity of 500. in which
to exhibit pictures of scenes in Nebras
ka free of charge. The Commercial
club is arranging to hold evening en
tertainments m town.
Drowned on Mother’s Farm.
LIN WOOD—Miss Agnes Tomanek,
18 years old. daughter or Mrs. Prank
Tomanek, a widow, was drowned last
night in a slough on her mother's farm,
three miles south of here.
Big Boost in Appraisement.
Another case of local appraisers plac
ing a low value cm school ands has
come to the notice of Land, Commis
sioner Eaton. A parcel of‘land was
appraised by the local men at $10 an
acre. Mr. Eaton thought thlB was too
low and had the land appraised by free
holders. The latter pteced the value of
% the land at $21 an acre. The lessee
took the farm on these terms and
wrote the land commissioner he be
lieved he still had the best of the bar
Nebraska Flags at Half Mast.
LINCOLN—By order of Governor
Mickey the flags at the state house
were flying at half mast out of re
spect to former Governor Boyd, who
died at Omaha.
Made Assistant Secretary.
LINCOLN—Miss Guess Humphrey ot
the Champaign (111.) library school
has been selected as assitant secretary
of the Nebraska state library com
mission. She was formerly a resident
of Pawnee City and is a daughter of
J. W. Humphrey.
A complete sewer system for Mc
Cook Is projected.
A new rural delivery route was es
tablished at Ponca on the 1st.
The state firemen's tournament will
be held in Fremont August 14, 15 and
The town of Pickerell has decided'
to get along without a saloon for the
next twelve months.
Houston Bros, of Tekamah finished
shearing their sheep. They got about
17,000 pounds, which they shipped last
At Fremont Orville Peterson, a sail
or, in police court was found guilty
of disorderly conduct and was fined
$100 and costs.
A new bank has been started at
Brague, Saunders county, with J. J.
Vlasak. former representative in the
legislature, as cashier.
The Cass county mortgage record
for April shows tne amount of farm
mortgages filed to be the sum of
$66,388; released, $52,890; amount filed
on city property, $0,437; released,
At Papiliion lightning struck the resi
dence of Jack Burns, tore oft the roof,
demolished the flues and tore all the
siding from the north side of the
house. The family of five was in bed,
but nobody was killed.
Ainsworth is on the boom. The as
sessor said that there has been over
| $45,000 improvements since the last as
sessment and when the buildings are
completed that are now commenced it
will reach over $100,000.
j. atone ana u. a. an is, resiuiug
southwest of Plattsmouth, captured
eight wolves. The wolves have been
very troublesome in that vicinity, as
they have caught and carried off many
chickens aud young pigs.
Twenty-five dollars of the money
contributed by the citizens of Plivtts
mouth for the San Francisco suffer
ers, was wired to Uoy McElwain, a
former Plattsmouth boy, but for some
time a resident of the stricken city.
X Beatrice dispatch says that re
ports from some sources indicate that
there is a chance for at least a part
of a peach crop. As far as that local
ity is concerned not enough fruit of
this variety will be raised to pay for
Marion Pease, the 17-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Pease of Blair,
had both legs cut off while trying to
board a westbound freight train on the
Northwestern railroad. The accident
occurred on the approach to the river
bridge on the Iowa side of the river.
Following is the mortgage record
for Gage county for the month of
April: Number of farm mortgages
filed, 33; amount, $82,957; number re
leased, 33; amount. $66,181. Number
of city mortgages filed, 26; amount.
$14,640; number released, 34; amount.
The members of the First Presbyter
ian church at Columuus have greatly
improved the looks of their church,
the exterior as well as the interior,
expending $2,000. The congregation,
which has been without a pastor for
five months, has extended a call to
Rev. James S. Root of Rochester, N.
A. Smith, the manager of a small
dry goods store in Fremont, who has
been having all sorts oi trouble with
police and sheriff’s forces lately, was
adjudged insane and will be taken to
the asylum .at Norfolk for treatment.
His mania takes the form of drawing
checks on banks where he had no
Elaborate preparations are being
made by State Game Warden Carte,
and his assistants for the thirtieth an
nual state tournament of the Nebraska
Sportsmen’s association, to be held in
Lincoln June 5 to 7. Well known
marksmen from all parts of the coun
try will be in attendance at the tour
state unemist Kctirern has received
; letters from all of Nebraska’s congres-.
i men stating that the national pure
! food law which passed the senate will
j undoubtedly pass the house without
! serious amendments. Mr. Redfem's
j investigations of food stufts now on the
market are being continued with in
Mrs. Helen E. Howe committed sui
cide at the Dewey hotel in O’Neill by
drinking a quantity of carbolic acid.
She died almost immediately after
drinking the deadly poison. The wom
an was the wife of C. H. Howe, living
in McClure township, Holt county. In
August of last year she was sent to
the asylum at Lincoln at the instance
of or on complaint of her husband.
She was about 63 years of age.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Westcott of Gen
era have received a short letter from
their son. Earl, of San Francisco. He
was one of the refugees at Oakland
and had lost everything excepting his
clothes he had on and his money in a
bank. Dr. William D. Flory of San
Francisco, relative of F. M. Flory of
Geneva, writes that his dental fixtures,
which were of the finest, were gone,
his office being across the street from
the city hall, but he and his family
The Rock Island railroad has just
contracted for 2,000 carloads of stone
from the quarry at Wymore, which
will be used in balasting the Nebraska
division. The purchase price was
$60,000 and the work may be extended
as far west as Belleville, Ran.
T. W. Miller of the hardware firm
,of Lee-Miller, Fremont, died from kid
ney trouble and -an operation for ap
pendicitis at the Fremont hospital. He
was a prominent business man and
well known over the state, having
traveled for his firm. He was 3S
years of age.
Mayor Sovereign announces that
the amount of $61.10 was raised in
York for Japanese suffeiers and that
he has forwarded the money to Rev.
F. M. Sisson of South Omaha.
Some vandals destroyed the flag
that was displayed on the right of the
speaker’s stand at the Tabernacle in
Columbus. Frank Simms is the jani
tor of the Tabernacle building, and
those parties got in while he was ab
sent and did all the devilment they
could among the drapery and flags
with whi~h the building was beauti
, fullv deco.-ated.
A GREAT GATHERING ABOUT TO
COMING RUSSIAN PARLIAMENT
Its Deliberations May Have Tendency
to Change History of Europe—A
Great Advance from the Present
WASHINGTON—The national as
sembly of Russia, to which so mans
hopes for the future of that eountrs
are anchored, will be convened at th<
Tauride palace in St. Petersburg or
Thursday, May 10. Never before in
the history of Russia has there been
an assemblage which, with the sanc
tion and approval of the government,
has represented the people. It would
therefore appear to be an experiment
upon the outcome, of which will de
pend the future of Russia. The na
tional assembly or douma was granted
by the emperor August 19, 1905, and
according to the official announcement
is established for the preliminary study
and discussion of legislative proposi
tions, which, according to the funda
mental laws, go up through the coun
cil of the empire to the supreme auto
cratic authority. The composition of
the council of the empire or upper
house—one-haif appointed by the em
peror and one-half elected from the
nobility and clergy—*ould seem suffi
ciently pliable to block the douma
should it be in opposition to the crown..
In the manifesto on March 6, 1906,
was an innocent-looking provision,
placing beyond the jurisdiction of Par
liament and consigning for considera
tion to commissions of the council of
the empire the reports of the minister
of finance, charges of malfeasance
against officials of the government, the
establishment of stock companies, with
special privileges and quesrions relating
to the entailed estates, titles of no
bility, etc. The government retains
the power to promulgate “temporary”
laws during the recesses of Parlia
ment. and as the Parliament is sub
ject to dissolution by imperial ukase
the government is In a position in
time of stress to rid itself of any ob
noxious legislation and proclaim such
laws as it deems necessary. Three
hundred and seventy-one members
have been elected to the assembly, of
which the constitutional democrats
have a clear working majority. The
oath to be taken by the members is
“We promise to perform our duties to
the best of our knowledge and abilitv
In all loyalty to his majesty and mind
ful of the welfare of Russia."
The first and all important matter
to come up will be the agrarian prob
lem, and recent dispatches from St.
Petersburg seem to indicate that the
government will work in accord with
the assembly in this matter by propos
ing the information of a parliamentary
commission to elaborate plans for an
PRESIDENT STANDS PAT.
Hepburn Measure With Allison
Amendment is the Thing.
WASHINGTON — President Roose
velt reiterated his views on railroad
rate legislation in a telegram sent to
the legislative committee of the Penn
sylvania state grange. The telegram
“WASHINGTON. D. 0.. May G.—W.
F. Hill and Members Legislative Com
mittee. Pennsylvania State Grange:
Telegram received. I am haony to tell
you that not only I am standing on my
original position as regards rate legis
lation. but it seems likely that con
gress will take this position, too. The
Hepburn bill meets my views, as I
have from the beginning stated. The
Allison amendment is only declara
tory of what the Hepburn bill must
mean supposing it to be constitu
tional. and no genuine friend of the
bill can object to it without stulifying
A BOMB THROWN.
Attempt is Made Upon Life of Vice
MOSCOW—A bomb was thrown at
the carriage of Vice Admiral Doubas
soff, governor general of Moscow, as
he was being driven to the palace Lin
coln. He was wounded in the foot
and his aide-de-camp and a sentry were
killed. The man who threw the bomb
is reported to have been killed. He
wore an officer's uniform. Access to
the palace is barred.
Edward Rosewater for Senator.
OMAHA—The Omaha Been contains
an article announcing the candidacv
of Edward Rosewater for United
StateB senator. A copy of the article
was furnished to the Associated Press
for transmission to its patrons.
Indicted for Land Frauds.
PORTLAND. Ore—United States
District Attorney Bristol made public
the names of twenty-one persons In
cluded in the final batch of the most
important government land fraud in
dictments which has been returned by
the present federal grand jury.
Greely Gets $300,000.
sentations made to the war department
by Major General Greely, commanding
the Department of the Pacific. Secre
tary Taft has placed at the disposal
of that officer an amount approximat
ing $300,000 of the relief fund of $2,
'500,000 appropriated by congress for
the relief of the San Francisco suffer
ers. With this money General Greely
will pay for supplies already purchased
and others which are needed, Including
fresh meat, which he says. Is indispen
WASHINGTON—The automobile In
dustry, according to a preliminary bul
letin issued by the census bureau,
shows a very large increase for the
calendar year 1904 as compared with
1900. the year of taking the twelfth
census. In the former year 21,386 pas
senger and pleasure machines were
produced, as against 3.316 in 1900, and
1.441 vehicles of other styles in 1904,
as against 407 in 1900. In 1904 the
amount of capital invested was $20,
555,247, as against *5.768.857 in 1900
or an increase of 256 per cent.
In the World of Fashion
SOME SMART STYLES.
Jr you, or any member of your fam
ily, can do fine handwork, you are
most fortunate this year, for this is
the day when the pushing, boastful
sewing-machine must take a back
seat. Hand-sewing has "come In"
with a vengeance, retiring macnine
made work into the background with
the folk that set the pace in oress.
And so the modest little woman with
skill in her fingers may make for her
own women folk the fashionable
frocks and blouses of the day that will
compare with the $30 and $20 lingerie
waist purchased at the shops. A good
pattern secures the right cut, the band
work is then the whole thing.
Even the seams nowadays are made
by hand, and the sewing of yards of
frilling and insertion and lace. Yes- !
terday we saw a lovely white mull j
trimmed with cream-colored lace'
and insertion, very simply trimmed, j
but the work so exquisite, the de- |
sign so becoming, we voted it the pret
tiest blouse noticed thus far. The
wearer s whole costume was worth
mentioning; a white mohair skirt, a
long black silk cloak, a beautiful
white ostrich feather boa, a black
chip hat with one white plume, shiny
black shoes and gloves.
Black and wnite looks chic again,!
s particularly effective for a woman
with black eyes, seems to intensify j
iheir darkness. A neat little Mack'
ind white costume, easily reproduced,!
wnsisted of a plaited cloth skirt,‘white
mull blouse, and a most attractive
Sirdle wrap. The deep girdle was
ilmost a coat in itself, and really be
came one d/ the addition of an upper
shoulder part which was more than
shoulder straps and yet not a bolero.
The dainty wrap was adorned with
rows of frills of narrow black ribbon,
and looked quite dressy. For the or
dinary summer day such a dress would 1
be just right for comfort, the upper!
part being adjustable, easily slipped
on or off.
Black silk gloves, of course, have
gone up in price now that the heavy
kid ones are getting a bit warm. Time
was when one could get a nice pair
in elbow length for one dollar, but £
few days ago we found the price hac
been trebled. Let us hope the mits
will not follow suit; we want to keet
the elbow sleeves, but do not care tc
spend all our substance on "hand
With the tailored street dress there
is nothing in better style than a
simple sailor hat trimmed with pom
padour ribbon. The high crowned
sailors are preferred, although many
smart low-crowned ones are seen. The
peacock feather craze has been carried
pretty far, but of late better taste has
had its way. and in place of the yard-*
long, assertive tail, we see shorter
feathers used. On a gray sailor three
green peacock eyes that stood out just
a little from the bow at the side, really
made a decorative effect that was very;
Each spring we wonder if materials
ever were so soft and light and pretty,
but surely the spring parade this year
is unusually elegant. The dark cos
tume is the exception, old and young
go in for light colors, as well as lighc
materials. Not only in auto and car
riage are they seen, but they fill the
streets. And we must chronicle the
liking for red—a color usually consid
ered too warm looking for warm days.
All-red hats are affected—but if truth
be told as a rule they are most unbei
coming. Recently we observed a
blonde-haired woman of our acqua'nt
ance sporting one of these hats of un
relieved gaudiness, and remarked
what a mistake she had made. She
looked sallow, faded, and usually she
appears as fresh as a peach.
Not a little gold and silver are seen,
used for trimmings in both dress and
millinery. A little gleam here and
there often adds to the costume, but
too much is tawdry.
Many checked materials are em
ployed with good results. The new
suspender frocks are very pretty in
these check suitings, the blouse al
ways on the lingerie order. Later we
shall have something to say about
a checked silk frock and muil
Fashions for the Little Ones
opi lUfc uu»s auu wuatuciauuu i
folk at the springtime of life, flow
the mother loves to plan the elothes
for the wee lads and lassies—at least
it should oe a pleasure rather than a
burden, even if the pocketbook i« an
o'er slim one. Such dear little things
can be made for a song, remnants be
picked here and there and turned into
guimpe and blouse and even whole
Children’s millinery this year is very
picturesque, the granny bonnets as
quaint and becoming as can be. for
A NEAT OUTFIT.
girls entering their teens there are
half-bonnet affairs like the one suown
in the accompanying illustration. The
whole costume is designed for a girl
of 12, the dress a dark blue se.ge
Style is given by the smart collar and
tie, and daintiness in the lawn frills,
which may be either of pale blue or
of ecru lawn. The hat is trimmed
only with ribbon, which is drawn
through a cut in the rim in front and
fashioned into a large rosette, ribbon
falls over the hair at the back. El
bow sleeves are used for little girls’
frocks even more than for the mam
mas—if possible everybody now ap
pearing in cut-off sleeves.
s Mammas affect short coats, also do
small girls affect the jaunty jacket
The reefers, so popular for some rime
back, hold their own still. A reefer
Is eajy to get into, has warmth where
needed, is not burdensome. Those
1JUIUL V»l UW 11 UUU U 1IU1UCU tvilll Hlllir
cellars and cuffs are in excellent
style. Everything should be tubbuble
until the child is old enough to k°ep
clean without constant reminding.
There are heaps of ready-made col
lars at all prices, offered at the stores,
and they help out a home-made gar
Women fond of needlework will
make lingerie hats for their little girls,
and embroidered lawn caps for the
baby. Designs for these are easily
procured, and though they take con
siderable t^me'to complete, they are
the prettiest thing shown in chil
Long-waistcd linen dresses look so
cool and comfortable, and many of
them will be seen this summer. They
may be bought ready-made, or easily
fashioned at home. The loose coat
of tancy mixture is a satisfactory gai
ment for slipping on over a wash
dress of an evening, and the modish
ones have a 'certain smart mannish
ness that miss no doubt approves
Lingerie hats match the frock in
color with a pink chambray, a pink
embroidered hat, etc. Of course the
white wash-liat will look pretty with
any summer costume, colored hats
are merely a bit newer.
Even quite tall girls will weat one
piece frocks, and a pretty model has a
box plait immediately down the front,
extending from a short yoke of em
broidery almost a square. Bands of
embroidery are attached either side
the insertion, forming shoulder pieces,
loose on the outer edge. The sleeves
are elbow length.
ELLEN OSMONDE. ,
Camille Flammarion, the noted
French astronomer, believes that the
world will come to an end about 5,000,
000 years hence. Why will scientists say
things which keep mankind in a con
stant state of agitation? Some of us
will now begin to mark off tbe days be
tween the time of M. Flasomarion’s pre
diction and tbe terrestrial finish in 6,
001,906 A. D.
The statement made recently before
the London Psycho-Therapeutic society
as to X-rays which threw the shadow of
a rat in a hermetically sealed tube upon
a screen as long as the animal was alive,
the shadow passing away and the ani
mal becoming transparent when death ■
came, turns out to be a hoax. The lec
turer had been duped.
Oriental “Ad” for Teacher.
"Wanted — an assistant master,
strong in English and good at sports.
Pay Rs. 60 per month. Anyone with
a proud look and a high stomach not
wanted. Apply to Principal, Church
Mission High School, Srinagar, Kash
mir.”—Lahore (India) Tribune.
Mr. William A. Radford will answer
questions and give advice FREE OF COST
on all subjects pertaining to the subject
of building for the readers of this paper.
On account of his wide experience as
Editor, Author and Manufacturer, he is,
without doubt, the highest authority on
all these subjects Address all inquiries to
William A. Radford. No. 194 Fifth Ave..
Chicago. 111., and only enclose two-cent
stamp for reply.
There may be no American style of
architecture, but the design and floor
plans shown herewith would hardly
be met with in any other country.
This is a two-story house with a
good attic. The plan is arranged to
suit the average American house
keeper. having from four to six in
the family. It is 31 feet and fi inches
by 47 feet on the ground, not including
the porches, and the architect esti
jnates that it may be built under or
dinary circumstances for from $3,000 to
In this plan there are two chimneys
and three open fireplaces. The front
bedroom would ordinarily be set aside
as a guest room when not otherwise in
■use. The grate and mantel help to
furnish the room as well as a means
for a very pleasing decoration. A
good deal of taste and judgment may
be exercised in selecting the style of
mantel, and the color and design of
the tiling. Also the fender and and
irons if andirons are used, and the
harmonious arrangement may extend
to the fire-irons and the stand to hold
them, as well as the coal hod. The de
sign of this room is good enough to
spend some little time and money In
arranging the details.
In old England, open fireplaces in
bedrooms are common, and the usual
compliment paid to the guest is to
have the fire burning in his room dur
ing the evening. Of course the
fireplace there is depended upon to
take the chill out of the atmosphere.
Warmth, according to American ideas,
it cannot be called, because their
houses are damp and chilly until we
become accustomed to them; but the
open fire offers an agreeable welcome
that lingers in the memory after other
conventionalities are forgotten.
An open fire in a chamber also is
valuable when sickness overtakes some
member of the family. An open fire
i .* ■ .
fers an easy opportunity for the men
foiks to have an after-dinner smoke,
that is very much appreciated in the
This way of going out and in from
the garden also is appreciated by the
family where this house has been built.
The family finds considerable use for
this side entrance, and the woman of
the house usually has a few house
plants put out here which she can
reach easily to give the attention re
quired to keep them in good condi
There is a convenient back stair with
a landing directly in front of the doot
SECOND FLOOR PLAN.
| of the servant's bedroom. ADd, by
j the way, this servant’s bedroom is not
a mean little affair without size or con
| venience, but it is a pleasant room
! with a comfortable clothes closet and
| two windows. Like the rest of the
house, it is designed for comfort and
While this is a comparatively large
| house, it is so compact that a medium
sized furnace, properly set, will heat
it comfortably and economically. In
i building a house a good deal of per
sonal attention should be given by the
j owner to the arrangement of the heat
j ing pipes. The pipes must be largt
enough and have fairly even length
In the sick room is very pleasant; it
adds a much appreciated air of cheer
fulness, and is the one form of ven
tilation that offers no objection, there
is no noticeable draught. So long as
the tire is burning a current of air is
passing up the chimney, and any dis
agreeable odor in the room is drawn
out so gently and thoroughly that the
arrangement will be appreciated by all
who have the experience. Few houses
are furnished with open grates, but all
houses ought to be. They are worth
three times what they cost; once for
looks, once for ventilation and the
third time for comfort.
The rounded porch in front of this
house with its turned columns pre
sents a very attractive front finish. On
GROUND FLOOR FLAN.
entering the front door, the large re
ception hail with its open stairway
gives the visitor an impression of size
and importance which a smaller hall
way cannot give. As a matter of con
venience, the reception hall is all that
could be required.
The cloak-room trader the stairway
offers a much better storage for wraps
than the conventional hall-tree. There
is no objection to having a hatrack
outside of this closet, but it is hardly
necessary. An oak hall settee Iooks I
better and fills the space just as well.
When it comes to entertaining, tne
sitting-room and parlor combined offer
accommodations for a large party. This
double room is about 30 feet long, with
portier columns near the center in an
opening wide enough so the view from
one room to the other is not interfered
with. There is a china closet in the
dining-room that appeals to every
woman who studies this plan. It of
fers a much needed convenience for
storing her best china, and there is an
opportunity to display some of it to ad
vantage. The direct opening from the
si'.tlng-room onto the side porch of
because long horizontal pipes will not
carry hot air from the furnace in a
satisfactory manner, and after the
house is completed the furnace-man is
helpless unless the architect under
stands how to place the pipes; and
the builder is sufficiently in sympathy
with the plans to see that the provi
sions are rightly carried out.
If some furnace pipes could be un
covered the owners would be aston
ished at the manner in which they an
built, and he would be surprised that
a current of air from the furnace
would ever find its way around the
corners. Some curious furnace pipes
have been placed, in houses for the pur
pose of carrying currents of air to the
upper rooms. Sometimes they fail to
work satisfactorily and -the cause is
not easily ascertained because they are
hidden away out of sight.
Herr Bebel and the Baby.
“We desired," said my German
friend, “to call our boy ‘Louis.’ after
his uncle, now dead. But we
couldn’t.” “Couldn’t? Why?” “The
government wouldn’t allow it.’
“What? Can’t you Germans call your
children any name you please?” “No
They objected to ‘Louis’ because that
is the French form of the name. The
officials had lists of names which were
permissible. ‘See!’ the registrar re
marked, ‘these are all good old Ger
man names. What can a good Ger
man want more? Plenty of choice.
The child can't be registered other
wise. Then, of course, you’ll come
under the punishment clauses.' So wo
had to take the German form of the
name. That’s how he's ‘Ludwig.’ ’’
“What’s the reason for such an arbi
trary regulation? Have you any
idea?” “Well, I believe the fact is
that some people wished to call their
children after Bebel, and the govern
ment wouldn't have it. I’m told that
the boys’ Christian name would have
been simply ‘Bebel’—Bebel Schmidt,
and so on, while the girls’ would hare
been ‘Bebelina’ or Bebeline’—Bebelina
Neumann, Bebeline Wegle, and so on.”
—Letter to London Spectator.
He Loved Her Not.
A little six-year-old girl friend of
mine came running to me and threw
herself into my arms, sobbing as if
her heart would break.
“God doesn’t love me any more,"
she wailed. “God doesn't love me."
“God doesn’t love you! Why, dear,
God loves everyone,” I assured her.
“Oh. no, he doesn’t love me. I know
he doesn’t. I tried Him with a daisy.”
Swells Up. * 4
When a man says a corporation has
made him a tine offer, he means he has
applied for the job.—N. Y. Press.
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