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Loup City Northwestern
LOUP CITY. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY , JUNE 15, 1911.
NOTES OF A WEEK
LATEST ftPPEN set the IWORLD
C»£R TOLO lit ITEM ’ED
EVENTS HERE A\0 THERE
C-ta a L ”'** for tho
of t** Busy M»n—
Latest Rr*-*c-a Infor
Tt - Canadian re-.procity b.U oaa
actaff m t< • be aena'e tuLi* com
k s.:^ ’• .. be •-ported to tie up
per t«c» at <-o*lC:re*a »it boot recoas
stenda i* Tl* h joc mesdtncnt lb
•U print j_per and wood pulp prort
*.j*. *a» ai by the «**:••.»» by
• rate of » ta <
letpaia'io* •• t»^»ct tbe ghermaa
ab&-tr»»r la« io u to protect prop
«-• -•*-.«• and 'be p.e * wetfar*
abbe *** *• -rJ by Elbert H. Cary.
• -tub of board of d.re tjr* iff
'be ''tuted State* Steel corporal.on. in
cee-' ai.ua tie ’eetimosy before the
r.ou* KKt;'.< 'fees monopoly" ip
By -e-e eote tbe felted
Vale* »: ate approved fba ar' .OB of
tbe otettee a* pru .-ece* and elee
•t-. a* a • r x* a assbroauBtae* <ff
• «bt to tuart tbe C*« Lor.mer
(>' - Tbe Mka—ni«* fa
-Imbed »itb aide authority aed a-lll
be * .tt immediately.
0b* of tbe ue.'j-je .nritatlon* r*
»♦ • -d Presides' Taft came frora
-b* At-.:. TV*; naaoriat.oa of
K sr o< ._t,d .•JCabtita. »tick asked
Mr Taft to :«m te Arkansas City.
Kan. to addre** ita eotteerttioe July
lb Tbe president area com petted to
decline tbe ititUtlne
Tbe tone expected * ooi tariff reef
> * bill was presented to tbe bouse
at tefeeaectat iv«a by "ha.-man Cnder
• ood at tbe *ayc and means rote sui
te* Tbe measure tat accompanied
by a 1-«gTbr report from the Deaao
ra*» if tie committee .s ita faror.
• fcde tbe Republican : numbers nnani
■toady reported againf K. Tbe re
port attark* president Tmf! and tb«
Tti-- - members c* -be Ohio »ral
aaa**Wy and aa attache aere Indict -
-4 In bribery ebarfe* by tbe grt: 1
Jsry at <'o', urn but at.rb adjourned
fir an tndeteute period aut-.-ect to call.
'Ur • u-'i.-t >d .ec-tlaflve t-rlbery
a t* • inpleiad. but It al.i not bo
--- Mitmcd for tbe present
Tbe iarr*«t steamship merger oa
•- creat .abe# since tbe formation
if 'be C; rfertet and tbe steel trust
1—ts ea> effected at ( .ereiaad «hen
be r.niefeltr toarbes *ere put upon
be merper at t<* companies con
rulttsc fuentymae of the finest bulk
'eel :ret*f-r» am tbe in.and seas
"be ne* zpaay takes 'te title of
be C'«at Lake* Steamship company,
tod. ba>e a ;-*id la capital at K.M*.
Tit*’ I t.t«4 8‘i!« f’wl corporation
m» <itcl u^4r*4 another competitor
s 'be Basset? Preaiey company of
*)»• eland. O. one of tbe lirjwt )©b
*fcC "*>«■ <-rc» of finished ilw! prod
sets in tbf tTatosd Sum Tbe eon
Adecatloa Is said to bit» boos Is tbe
The Southern Pacific Railroad com
muy R<» kltnO Ik* cu'clf. costing
t .5 mm Mm. t* "»n>f, This rut
-Tosses the Sierra mountains thirty
aw* mflao from Colfax. Cal., to Rock
S.i -tossabd garment work*--* are
* **r4ke at Octclaad for recogal
jam at •heir union
LiiUsc postage stamps for patron*
£ tae *c?**-mm*at M tbe cause at a
srtoti -ase of blood poisoning of Mias
trace Has. ton clerk is Tbe post of -
toe at Faye'te city, Pa, according to
• • e
Joseph f> itre* former rambler of
be t'atveratty of Minnesota. who was
arrested a »-ek ago. charted wttb
ertsx rtwr la his accounts I12.SM.
araa rsarreststt and bail was raised
rom C>l to SIMM
One of tbe most important actions
afcec by tbe Judiciary committee of
be Connect lent geoe-ai assembly by
is preseat test** is fts decision to
east* tbe H- WO® Had for damages
te case of death by accident
A seat: military body knows as tbs
Crawl ord asd Cberoke? Volunteer a»
socistioa a as chartered at Topeka
Kan with tbe purpose of drirint rio
(stars of tbe prohibitory law out of
Crawford aad Cherokee countie*.
Three T*le freakaep ssuct appeal
ta roan at Xe* Hates. Coes . to faro
charge* of mutilating property, it be
ing alleged that tbe students painted
remark* oa the sidesalk before aa
Seats Fe't crack train, California
*. met head-en with a light en
g ■ • near Domingo. 25 miles from Al
t ; erqje. N M., resulting in tha
t,»; a of J VV Green of Las Vegas.
X M the engineer of the light en
gme. the fatal scalding of Ray C.
F wers, firtman of the limited, and
the Injuring of fifteen or twenty pas
• • •
After cutting out his wife's tongue
and :.~ar!y disemboweling her. John
F - agye, *t Cleveland. O.. committed
t if rather than he captured by
• • •
Forest fires, raging in the Dragoon
n. near Tombstone. Ariz.,
have h'-en gaining headway despite
the efforts of a large force of ran
• • •
Governor Dix has signed a bill pro
fc biting the admission of boys under
eivteea years to pool and billiard
r u.? >r public bowling alleys in New
• • •
Ir a quarrel over th- possession of !
a p. fe -ce of letters. W. E. D. Stokes '
c.: r.aue proprietor of the Ansonia ,
f 'tel :n New York city, was shot
three times in the leg - by Lillian Gra
lit a sit-ger, and Ethel Conrad, an
•rtist. at the young women's apart-j
Th*> Wisconsin .-enat*- adopted a
' n declaring that Senator
' enson bought i.is seat in
the I t ied States senate and request
ing that body to investigate his elec
Fr«t. rick Kohl, a prominent San
frit' sco capitalist, was shot and
• bly farnl'v wounded by Adele
Verve, a French maid, until recently
n t s wife* employ A lawsuit was
be cause for the shooting.
iPapke, the American fighter,
cncr k-d out Jim Sullivan, the Eng
t! haxpion. in the ninth round of
• ir 20-round buttle at London. This
‘ -ory crowns Papke as the tuiddle
• • • hi champion of the world.
Carrie E Nation, sixty-six years old, i
»h g- red celebrity by h-r use of a
t.v et in the cause of prohibition, \
-.■■a of paresis in the Evergreen sail
Itartuni at Leavenworth. Kan. She J
«a« admitted to the sani’arium Janu
-r. r; suffering fr tn nervous break
Pmat< cab g-ams received in New j
V rk <:•' announce the death of Mrs
Mary Kingdom the mother of .Mrs
•- rge J Gould, in Paris Mrs Kir.?
Jot. had been in bad health for the
pi st two or three years.
One of the returning passengers or
the Mauretania, which docked in New 1
York, was Col. William Brcmwel.
V' lish of Cincinnati, grand master oi
’he Kcigh’!- Templar of the Cnitec
• • •
Mrs J H Wayland. wife of the edl
•or of the Appeal to Reason, published
at Girard. Kan . died of injuries re
••-ived in an auiomobile accident near
• • •
Nathaniel Tooker. seventy three
year* old. first vice-president of the
Cuban American Sugar company and
a d;re< tor^of other sugar companies,!
fesl de..u in New York from heart dis
Ei*kty years of age and still enjoy
ing college life. Mrs. Amy D. Winship
of Kacine will enter the University
cf Wisconsin next fall as the only
or-igenarian “co-ed" in the United
■States and probably in the world.
Mrs Tom I. Johnson, widow of the
Cleveland cx-mayor. has bnught suit
aC-.tst the trustees of her husband s
estate to obtain access to a safe de
po-'t vault In Ne- York. In which it
is said there is ll&O.f'Of in securities.
Miss Grace Bryau. the youngest
ctod of William Jennings Bryan, was
married to Richard L Hargraves, a
prominent young business man of
Lincoln, Neb., at Fairview The wed
ding was private.
William Cornelius Hall, a well-todo
r- ;lred manufacturer, famous among
college athletes as the captain of the
crew of Bob Cook, who was the faU»er
ot rowing at Yale, la dead at his home
in New York. He was fifty-six rears
An inventory of the estate of David
H Moffatt. filed in the Denver county
court shows that the testator died
possessed of property worth more
• • •
Col Theodore Roosevelt declares
with emphasis that the story that he
h::d agreed to support any man for
the Republican presidential nomina
tion in ISIS was without any founda
tion of fact.
• • •
Fishermen of St. Johns. N. F., re
port finding a number of mattresses
off the southeast coast, which leads to
the belief that a ship nas been wrecked
• • •
M. De Broquerille. minister of rail
roads. posts and telegraphs, accepted
the commission to form a new cabi
net in succession to the Schollaert
ministry in Belgium.
ONE PERISHED TRYING TO SAVE
LIFE OF COUSIN.
NEWS FROM OVER THE STATE
What is Going on Here and There
That is of Interest to the Read
ers Throughout Nebraska
Ainsworth. — Two young men,
C .tries Anderir.an of Bassett, aged
twenty-one, and Harry Alderman of
Fremont, aged fourteen, were drowned
in Clear lake, while fishing. They
were camped on the bank of the lake
w ith a party from Bassett, and Charles
entered the water to try to drive the
bass through a shallow place when he
suddenly disappeared. Harry, know
ing that his cousin could not swim,
jumped in to save him. Both were
drowned within plain view of the fran
tic father of the oldest boy, who was
powerless to give aid.
Veteran Dies at Ashland.
Ashland—Decoration day exercises j
here were marred by the sudden col
lapse of one of the veterans. Samuel j
A. Quincy, aged eighty-six years. The ’
procession had gone to the cemetery
in automobiles from ,own and the vet
erans were marching up to the manu
men* to the unknown soldier dead '
when Mr. Quincy suddenly pitched for- i
ward out of the line of marchers, j
overcome by heat and excitement.
Monkey in Chicken House.
Tecumseh.—When Mrs. Byrum of
Howe visited her chicken house Sat- !
urday she found a full sized monkey ■
:n possession When she a tempted
to drive the unwelcome vistor away
the animal hi: her severely on the ;
hand ar.u arm. An investigation j
brought forth the fact that the moo- i
key had escaped from a small show '
wi. oh had given an exhibition in the
town the night before.
Osceola.—Miss Zcila Hollister, the ;
17-year-old daughter of George Hollis
ter. who haf resided rear Osceola for j
many years, committed suicide on Fri- :
dav afternoon by taking a half tea- •
spoonful 01 strychnine.
Storm Does Damage.
Beatrice—Gage county was visited
by a damaging storm late Sunday
evening. A strip several miles wide
through the center of the county from
east to west being more or less dam
aged from hall and wind.
isteele City will celebrate.
West Point is talking of erecting a
'ork will entertain the good roads
advocates June 14.
A jx>sta! savings bank has been or
dered established at Crete.
Pierce has secured the north Ne
braska G. A. R. reunion this year.
As the result of a special election
Wayne will be "dry" another year.
J. C. Maloney, a traveling salesman,
was found dead in bed at a Fremont
Fire of an unknown origin destroyed
MH» tons of baled hay in a barn at
A good roads association has been
organized in Louisville with a large
An earthquake shock was felt at
Tekamak Friday at 4:30 and made
crockery and chinaware rattle.
Burglars were frustrated in an at
tempt to enter the store of Hatfield &
Co. at College View, and made their
Brooding over the prospect that he
might become a helpless invalid drove
Henry McHenry to suicide at Fre
1 oung ladies in charge raised sev
eral hundred dollars to add to the Car
. *'g,e library lund at Geneva by means
of “Tag Day.”
Frank, the 12-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. August G. Toelle of Wisner,
was drowned in Kane's lake Wednes
Miss Evelyn Sarver of York 'ran
against a scythe that was in a hay
stack aad cut a gash in her neck that
took several stitches to close.
Einrolu has put the bar down on
joy rides on motorcycles and threat
ens to make it unpleasant for the boys
who are given to airing their best
girls on the handle bars.
Will Hayward, long a prominent
figure in Nebraska politics, has defi
nitely announced that he will leave
Nebraska for good abo%t July 1 and
take up his residence in New York
City, where he will become a member
of a prominent law firm.
Company C of the state university
cadets won the cup for best drilled
The corner stone of the new St.
Paul’s church at Osage was laid Sun
day before a large crowd. Rev.
Brendli of Talmage. Rev. Eller of
Horton and Rev. Duensing of Syracuse
assisted in the ceremony.
Recent developments lead to the be
lief that the loot taken front the Gat
her bank has been recovered by con
federates of the three men arrested
for the robbery and now confined in
the state penitentiary awaiting trial
The state university cadets to the
number of 350 are in camp at the
Chautauqua grounds at Beatrice, where
they will remain for several days.
A toll bridge is to be built by a
Plattsmouth company across the
Platte river east of the Burlington
railroad bridge over the same stream
The state Sunday school convention
just closed at Grand Island is said to
have been the largest and most en
thusiastic in the history of that organ
Mrs. J. J. 'Watkins of Osceola was
severely burned by an explosion of
gasoline. The accident occurred while
the woman was working cleaning
The state aerie of the Eagles is to
be held at Columbus for three days,
beginning June 13. One cf the things
that is agitating the order is state
Levi Munson, proprietor of the
Ro>al hotel at Lincoln for some time
past, has been taken to Fremont to be
gin a thirty-day jail sentence for vio
lating the federal liquor laws.
The school district of the city of
Kearney has registered $40,000 of
school bonds with the state auditor.
The bonds bear 5 per cent interest
and run twenty years, optional in tec
The fourth annual session of the
Nebraska yearly meeting of Friends
has just closed at Central City. The
Nebraska jurisdiction includes Nebras
ka .Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and
the two Dakotas.
An unidentified man. supposed to be
Charles F. Winters, was knocked off
the tender of an engine by the water
crane at Oxford. He was rendered un
conscious by the fall and died without
fully regaining consciousness.
A. V. Whiting of Lincoln was elect
ed president. Louis Humpe of Lincoln
secretary-treasurer, and J. S. Miller of
Omaha chaplain at the recent session
of the Gideons, held at Lincoln. A re
port showed that 8,000 Bibles have
been distributed in Nebraska hotels.
500 being placed In guest rooms in
Lincoln and 1,100 in Omaha.
Right Rev. Arthur L. Williams of
Omaha, bishop of the Episcopal church
of Nebraska, dedicated a beautiful
new pulpit in the Episcopal church at
Beatrice, installed by the parish in
memory of the late Bishop Worthing
ton. who was for twenty-three years
bishop of that diocese. The pnlpit is
made of polished brass and is very
Secretary Mellor of the state board
of agriculture has received primed
copies of the state fair premium list
The fair will be held at Lincoln. Sep
tember 4 to 8. Liberati's military
band and concert company will again
furnish music at the auditorium on
the fair grounds. Daily flights of aero
planes and night entertainments are
on the program as usual.
Governor Aldrich has announcer
the appointment of R. D. McFadden of
Hastings as state hotel inspector. In
this appointment the government de
ferred to the wishes of the traveling
men's associations. Mr. McFadder
was indorsed by the executive com
mittee of the Nebraska Traveler's as
sociation. He is now manager of th«
Hastings Wholesaler, a trade paper.
Labor Commissioner Guye has is
sued a circular containing the law
passed by the last legislature for thf
protection of factory employes, anc
includes with the law several rules
and regulations drawn up by himse!
that indicate how factory owners maj
best comply with the provisions an<
intent of the measure. Copies of thes«
laws and regulations will be sent tc
all factory owners and operators.
Mr. Iwanski. stockman at the stab
hospital for the insane, took a car
load of hogs to South Omaha Tues
day. There were forty-two head. Thi
average weight was 402 pounds an£
they sold at $-'>.70. bringing a net st:n
to the state of $330.
The state good roads association o
Merrick county has completed eight
miles of road across the county in th»
two days set for the purpose. Thit
leaves Merrick county with only tw«
short stretches of bad sand road. on«
of which will be finished shortly.
License* to Seine.
State Game Warden Miller has beei
beseiged with applications for licensei
to net and seine tish. By paying $3
and putting up a bond of $100 anyone
can obtain & license to seine and nei
catfish, carp, buffalo and gar fish froir
June 1 to October 31, providing th«
netting and seining is done betweer
sunrise and sunset and providing th«
state game warden consents to issue s
license for the stream mentioned ir
the application. Seines and nets mus'
have a mesh of two Inches square
This law was passed two years ago.
Secretary of State Wait has sent
the last proof sheets of the sessioi
lai^s to the printer. He believes tht
voiume will be ready for distributioi
and sale June la.
Oeorge Aldrich, son of Governot
Aldrich, has commenced work in tht
governor's office in place of Miss
Husted, who was filling the place dur
ing her father’s illness. The gover
ncr’s son will enter the university
this fall and will hold the position ol
recording clerk until Mr. Kusted is
able to' 5# on duty.
MORE TARIFF RILLS
LIKELY THAT THE HOUSE WILL
TAKE OTHER SCHEDULES.
HECiPORCTY IN THE SENATE
If Congress Does Not Adjourn Soon
Tariff Revision Wiil Be Largely
Washington.—Opening of the fight 1
on the Canadian reciprocity bill on
the floor of the senate Tuesday with
house democrat leaders urging the j
senate to defeat the Root amendment
to the paper schedule; vote in the j
senate Monday on popular election of i
senators bill; resumption of the wool j
tariff revision debate in the house '
Tuesday—this is the week's program |
Several conferences are planned, i
including a caucus of democrats in j
the house Wednesday night to con- i
sider extension of the legislative pro- i
gram and a meeting of republican j
senators Tuesday to revise the list of
senate employes. House investigat
ing committee wil continue their
There is much speculation as to the
probability* of adjournment, which
Senator Smoot and some others pre
dict as early as July 27. while Demo
cratic Leader Underwood says, "if the j
extra session continues until late :
summer or autumn," a more compre-!
hensive scheme of tariff revision will
be undertaken by the house.
Early action on the reciprocity bill,
hoped for by the president seems un- I
likely, unless the Root amendment; |
which has been objected to as fatal
to the agrement, is defeated.
Mr. Underwood and other demo
crats who oppose the Root amend
ment. now propose to exert all the in- i
fiuence they can to prevent favorable \
action on the amendment so that i:
will be unnecessary for the bill to be
re-referred to the lower branch of
Word from the senate finance com
mittee that it has practically wound
up its business for the extra session
has reached the house. Democratic
representatives are about convinced
that the senate committee will not
pass upon any of their tariff legisla
tive bills, the free list and wool bills
and one yet to come, probably a re
1 vised cotton schedule, on which a
, house subcommittee of the ways and
j means is now working.
Whether the democrats of the ways
! and means committee will take up
| revision of any other schedule, suuch
| as sugar and steel, will depend upon
the length of the session.
“There is a probability that we will
| undertake to revise other schedules
after we have passed the wool bill
and drafted a cotton bill." said Mr.
1 Underwood, chairman of the ways
and means committee. "If the ses
sion continues until late into the sum
mer or into the fall, we might as well
i go ahead with our tariff program. Af-j
I ter cotton, sugar and steel schedules
; would naturally be discussed.
YUAN SHIH KAI RESTORED.
Progressive Leader Will Take Post of
Vice Prime Minister.
Victoria. B. C.—Yuan Shih Kai. the
j famous Chinese progressive leader, is
i about to be resiored to office, accord
| ing to advices brought by the steamer
| Empress of Japan. Peking correspond- *
; ends state that Yuan has been formal*
i ly asked to take the post of vice;
I prime minister to handle foreign af- !
i fairs and that he has replied that he j
; trill accept if he is not opposed by the
i empress dowager.
To Attack Rebels.
Cananea. Sonora. Mex.—Juan Cab
ral left here with 150 men for No
gales. The former insurrecto chief
tain is on his way to Lower California
to attack the rebels in Mexicali and
Carrie Nation’s Funeral.
Kansas City, Mo. — The funeral
services over the body of Mrs. Carrie
Nation, the Kansas saloon smasher,
who died Friday night at Leaven
worth. Kan , were held from the home
of her niece, Mrs. M. D. Moore, in
Kansas City. Kan., Sunday.
Four Girls Drowned.
Appleton. Wis.—Four girls were
drowned and five other occupants of
a small sail boat narrowly escaped
near here when a squall struck the
craft on Little Lake Butte Des Morta
and capsized It.
Panama Bond Issue.
Washington. — The government's
$50,000,000 Panama canal loan prob
ably will be taken in the main by
small investors. Although the bids
will not be opened until next Satur- j
day, more than 000 sealed proposals 1
have been received.
Hundreds Killed in Battle.
San Diego. Cal.—Culiacan. in the
state of Sinaloa, surrendered to the
Maderists, May 31, after nearly two
days -of fierce fighting in which hun
dreds are reported to have been kill
ed. The city was nearly destroyed.
Mazatlan. in the same state, surren
dered without resistance June 2.
These advices were brought by the
steamer, Benito Juarez, which has
just arrived from Mazatlan. The at
tack on Culiacan began early May
30. The assacl: was made on the
east, north and south.
SHIPPED BY EXPRESS
MAKES LONG JOURNEY NAILED
UP IN A COMMON WOODEN
Lawrence. Kan.—Shipped from her*
as merchandise in a common wooden
box, a man giving the name of Banks
A. Meyers, succeeded in reaching Fort
Worth, Texas, before he was discov
ered by o.'icials cf the American Ex
pr*#3s company at that place. Meyers'
presence in the box was learned only
when, almost overcome from suffoca
tion, he was forced to make it known.
Employees of the express company are
Shipped in Box.
at a loss to explain Meyers' motive. A
man giving the name of John Trask
bought an empty box. which had con
ained a talking machine. Later in the
day he hired an expressman to haul
the box to the American Express of
fice. w here he had made arrangements
to have it shipped to Galveston. Nei
ther the expressman nor the company
employer noticed anything particular
about the box. which was securely
nailed and weighed more than 300
pounds. Whether Meyers and Trask
are the same, is not known here, but
the police believed Trask had himseli
nailed in the box by confederates
after making arrangements for the
CRIMINALS GAIN SYMPATHY
‘Man's Inhumanity to Man" Doesn't
Apply to Women and Criminals,
St. Louis. Mo.—“Man's inhumanity
to man" seems in the way of being off
set in St. Louis and other southwest
ern cities by the treatment some wom
en accord him—if he be a criminal.
Everyone is familiar with the occa
sional outburst which results in flow
ers and other delicacies being sent by
women to men convicted of crimes,
even when all they knew cf the prison
er is what they have read in the
In St. Louis recently another phase
af this hysteria, as many term it, has
developed to an unusual degree. A
number of women, having gotten their
husbands into court on one charge or
another, have refused to prosecute. In
one case the husband was returned
several different times, and in each
instance the wife relented at the last
moment. Finally he appeared charged
with wife-beating, and the court arbi
trarily ordered the offender to prison
Gives Him Money.
serving notice on the wife that no at
tention would be paid to any attempt
to her part to secure clemency.
The beating had been administered
because of the failure of the wife to
supply her husband with money. It
si'as with considerable interest, there
fore. that the guards, from a dis
tance. noted that in bidding her im
prisoned husband goodby, the woman,
with tears in her eyes, pressed into
his hands a fat roll cf bills, apparent
ly attempting thereby to make up for
her "unkindness"—going home practi
cally penniless herself as a result, as
}t afterwards developed. ,
Somerset Cows Turn ’Em.
Somerset, Pa. — Somersaults were
turned by cows of Somerset in a cy
clone that struck this place, tore off
trees, wrecked buildings and did much
other damage. It was the nearest ap
proach to a cow jumping over the
moon ever seen in this country, and
when the storm was over cattle that
cad been carried through the air for
100 feet were huddled for mutual pro
CHISELS MAKE THE
DISROBED HERCULES AND UN
CLAD MERCURY TOO BRAZEN
HIGH ART IS NOT WANTED
According to the Dictum of the South
western Censors, Hereafter An
cient Deities Must Wear Trousers
or Else Stay Right at Home
Weatherford, Okla. — Hereafter
when an ancient god visits an Okla
homa institution of learning, he will
have to wear what is called—in the
vernacular of the southwest—pants.
When it comes to real art, nobody
has anything on the students and
faculty of the Southwestern Normal
school at this place. But their art is
of a distinctly proper sort, which be
lieves in pants where pants ought to
be. And that's where Apollo, Her
cules. Mercury et al. got into trouble.
The new normal school building is
really an imposing one, and everybody
hereabouts is proud of it. But some
one who had once been to the state
university discovered that it was in
complete. It had modern steam radia
tors and ventilation shaft and every
thing of that kind, but it was shy
something. Then somebody else
awoke to the burning need of a little
statuary, something antique and
classical, that could be scattered
around in convenient places that
weren't already occupied.
When Oklahoma wants a new auto
mobile. a new steel binder, a cream
separator or a perambulator, it con
sults the nearest merchant. If he
hasn't the thing in stock. Oklahoma
wires or writes to the nearest market
whether it's St. Louis. New York or
"Somebooy's Busted de Arms Off.*’
London. All it wants is value received
| tor its money, and everybody knows
It has the money.
So what w^s simpler, when a little
art was required, than to send to
j New York for it? All the agent in
New York had to do was to rush
along the best art obtainable, em
phasis being laid upon the classical
! and antique statuary, and the rest
j was easy.
And that was *■ r it happened
that one day several cumbersome
! packing cases were dumped off a
| train at Weatherford, consigned tc
| the Southwestern Normal. The pack
j ing cases were sent out to the school
building, and a janitor was instructed
to open them.
A little while later the janitor ap
.reared apologetically in the office of
one of the faculty members.
“Boss." he said. “I'm afraid some
body's done busted de arms offen
one of dem stachutes!”
The faculty man inspected the cast,
which was a copy of a famous Venus,
and told the janitor not to worry
about that. A little while afterwards,
i the same janitor reappeared with
i even a deeper look of trouble.
I "Boss," he said this time, “dey
j tin't nobody busted dis one. but some
body's sho' forgot to send along de
It was too true! Apollo didn't have
an so much as a Highlander's kilts.
Hercules and Mercury stood brazenly
forth in the same state of attire.
And this was what New York has
, sent to ov'upy prominent places
around the college grounds ai d build
| ing of a perfectly respectable institu
tion for young ladies and gentlemen.
There was a hurried call of the fac
ulty. To drape or not to drape—that
S was the question. And then some
body brought chisels into use and the
statues were made to conform to the
local ideas of decency.
And that was how Appollo, Her
cules and Mercury, not to mention
some lesser heroes and deities, re
mained in obscurity in a cellar under
the normal school building until the
state board of edu -ation made its re
Then the mutilated statues (and
this story, as well) were dragged
shamefacedly into the garish, open
light of the day.
Gored by a Cow.
Glasgow, Ky.—In attempting to cut
a cow's horns at his home near here
Jasper Berry, a wealthy farmer, was
gored and is in a critical condition.
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