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Red Cloud Chief.
The Dakota City Eoglo in Just enter
ing upon its twenty-ninth year.
The ladles of Wayne have circulated
a petition asking that card gamca Ira
put on tho rejected list In the future.
D. W. Cook, of Beatrice. shipped
four carloads of fat rattle to tho Kan-
ma City market. Tho nnlmals aver
aged 1,500 pounds each.
Jcmeph 8tolcpart lina been found
guilty at Bausott, Neb., of Illegal vot
ing, and was fined $110 for tho offense
by County Judge Olson.
K. D. Ha'l, an employe of tho Bur
lington Bhops at Alliance, beenmo vio
lently Insnno and was taken to the
asylum at Lincoln by Sheriff Heed.
Tho Columbus Times has been com
bined with the Journal. Col. Will 11.
Dale, long editor of the former, hav
ing sold out to tho proprietor of the
Tho average price of nil farm lands
pold In Colfax county during 15103 was
$54 an acre. The land Is to be assessed
at $30 an acre, more than twice as
much as formerly.
Assessor Becchel has already found
In Columbus enough dlnnioml" to bulltl
a tiara for tho king of Dahomey. Iist
year there was not enough to make n
decent present to a sweet girl gradu
ate. Tho editor of the Indlanola Independ
ent is a farmer niid has all thn trou
bles that arc Incident to a farmer's
life. For example: "Wo had to turn
our hand from the Job press and the
pen this week for two or three days
and follow tho borrow. Our man got
tho grip, and the beets had to bo plant
ed, whether tho council fix the side
walks or not."
A baby Jumper or exerciser has been
patented by a Lincoln man. tho com
pany having been organized to dis
pose of the same from Lincoln along
the samo line as the collapsing chicken
coop, which Ib manufactured In that
city in largo quantities. Tho Lincoln
articles aro to be exploited by tho
endless chain" method, and have tho
advantago of being saleablo articles.
Tho growth of the fruit and potato
industry In southeastern Nebraska has
resulted In the location of a new bar
rel factory at Auburn. A carload of
staves and heads has been received nnd
tho operation of tho factory Is to begin
at once. Thcro Ib a good demand In
that part of the state for fruit pack
ages, and tho local demand is expected
to absorb tho entire output of the
John Hamlin, one of Nebraska's old
est citizens, died at hla homo. 2G17
Charles Btreet. Omaha. In his nlnety
eecond year. Mr. Hamlin came to Ne
braska In 1854, locating at Nebraska
City, where ho resided most of the time
fclnca up to fifteen years ago. when
ho moved to Omaha. Ho was tho old
est Odd Fellow in Nebraska, and a
past grand master of the grand lodge.
The Odd Fellows had chargo of tho
J. D. Fentlrann, a farmer living west
of Plnttsomuth, has been missing
spring pigs for somo time very mys
teriously. A few days ago ho noticed
an eaglo circling over his feed yard
and decided that it was responsible
for the disappearance of more than a
doben flno young porkers. Charley
Fleishman succeeded In shooting It.
It was a fine specimen of tho bald
iiigle, and measured 88 Inches from
tip to tip.
Just to illustrate tho energy that
northwestern Nebraska air develops In
tnan and beast tho Gordon Journal
lays: "Last week when the Terry
family were getting ready to como to
town they put some fresh hay In their
wagon and unnoticed by them a hen
got Into the wagon to mako her nest.
By the time they arrived In town she
bad laid an egg. Tho northwestern Ne
braska hen, like the people there, Is
on industrial animal."
In a runaway nt Alliance Adam Dill
Jng, a rancher north of town, sustained
a broken arm and was rendered uncon
fcIoub for several hours, lite team ran
into a telegraph polo with such force
that tho pole was broken off about half
the distance, up.
One of the clerks who had been
working lato forgot to close tho outer
door of the First National bank, nt
Columbus. The nlarm is so adjusted
that the vault must be closed at n
teitaln hour or there will be something
doing. At 11 o'clock on this night nil
tho gonRS and bells In the entire sys
tem commenced nn awful clatter. A
crowd of men soon congregated, nnd
noting tho open door of the vnult
thought a suro enough bank robbery
must bo taking place. The discovery
of the truth averted a battle.
Southwestern Nebraska is developing
a few bonanza farmers, and may bo
giving Ideas along that Hue to Cali
fornia In the course of time. Edward
Edward of Cambridge is putting in
his corn with four listers drawns by a
traction engine. A slmllnr method has
been UBed on tho Watson ranch nt
Kearney, but without marked success.
The Nebraska Stato Medical associ
ation closed Ub session in Omaha by
electing ofllcers for the coming year.
Tho association selected Beatrice as
the next place for holding its annual
A daughter of John Hellar of Sut
ton, aged 18, committed suicide by
shooting herself through the heart. A
parental correction Is the only known
causo lir tho action.
Campbell Bros.' circus seems to bo
trailed by n little of hard luck early
In the outset of Its seasons work.
"While switching In on the sidetrack
from which to unlond at Schuyler, one
of their flatears left tho rnlln nnd
bumped acrosB the tics for a distance
of fifty yards or more, llnally dumping
a portion of Its load, ono of the larg
er! and heaiest canvas wagons, and
CD. HOWE LECTURES
Entertains an Audienco of 2,200
PAID THE FREIGHT HIMSELF
Teet Atchlion't licit Matlctani With
Illm and Ulvei a Htar Kniip-
meat for the Organ Fa ml.
Ed Howe, editor of the Atchison
Globe, tho originator of "Tho Don't
Worry Club," the man responsible for
the philosophy nnd wit In "Globe
Sights," the one who planned the
famous Atchison Corn Carnivals, the
author of "The Story of a Country
Town" nnd other lookB, has earned
famo In another line. Ho is tho only
lecturer extant who pays for the chance
to speak from tho platform to the
plain, common people.
Ed Howe went to Topeka to lecturo
at the Auditorium for tho benefit of
the Topeka pipe organ fund. Ho would
tnko nothing for his Bervices, not n
penny, nnd further thnn that, he took
with him Atchison's best concert musl
ilnns nnd brought them on a special
ttaln. Howj paid for the train and
everything incidental to the trip, in
cluding the udmlsslons of his party of
125, and he gave tho plain, common
people a dtllar cntcrtnlnmcnt for 25
cents, and tlio plain common peoplo
whom Hovto likes and wrl'.eu about
and talks about, greeted him over
Ed Howe's lecturo scheme has as
sumed almost tho proportion uf an
old tlmo "Howe's famous railroad
shows," which traveled tho country
somo years ago. That Howe was no
relation to this Howo and his enter
tainment couldn't have been as good
as this one nor his train much larger
for Lecturer Howe brought nine solo
ists with him nnd 125 Atchison people.
And Hocw paid tho freight.
Ed Howe's lecture entertainment Is
like a threo story club houso sand
wich; It is in three substantial layers
with tho most delectable parts In be
tween. Howe furnished the real meaty
morsels of the entertainment.
CHANUTE POTTERY WORKS
rine Proposition Marie that Will Kin
ploy One Hundred Men.
The largest pottery company west
of the Mississippi river wants to put
In a plant at Chanute, and havo writ
ten to determine what Inducements can
be given them. The plant will be a
big thing and will employe over 100
skilled workmen. They will require i
few acres of land and gas with which to
run tho plant. The factory that has
been run by them for several years and
If. now a largo institution will bo
abandoned and the entire worka put In
at Chanute if satlsfattoiy arrange
ments can be made wltii the Chanute
commercial club. At present there
Is only ono pottery In the gas belt,
and that is located at Cnffeyville. There
Is no particular reason why a pottery
bhould not bo built in Chanute ns the
finest potters' clay In the world is
found In Missouri nnd the railroad fa
cilities of Chanute are unexcelled by
any other town In the gas belt. The
material could be freighted to tho fuel
much cheaper than tho fuel could be
taken to the material. The gas is tho
Important thing which would imluse
the pottery to locate there for much
finer ware can be made with gas as a
fuel than with coal.
AN EDUCATIONAL COUNTY
Iteno County, Kannni. Cradnates tlO
High School 1'upllR.
At the recent Fr!?n of examlnatirns
for graduation from tho common
schools of tho countiy thero was splen
did work done and the papers sent In.
as well a tho high grading? shown,
Ull the story of worl: in the common
schools of Iteno county, Knnsns.
Tho wholo number iaklng the exami
nations was 3S1. Of these 29D took ex
nminations in all the subjects, while
92 took the tests In only part of tho
subjects. One hundred nnd sixteen
mado the required nverago for gradua
tion. Of these seventy wero boys and
ninety-six were girls. The average ago
of the graduates was lb years and
Tho sum of $29.30 disappeared from
the till In the office of the Y. M. C. A.
In Lincoln. Tho monety had been In
tho till under the deBk. Another
drawer In which money was kept un
der the counter was untouched.
Held tip at lluxter Springs
Four men entered tho 'Frisco rail
way station at Baxter Springs, Knn.
and with drawn revolvers commanded
all the peoplo waiting for a train to
get In lino. Tho fourth man searched
every passenger, taking all of vnluo
ho had. They then stole tho contents
of the depot rafe, robbed the conductor
of a parsing train nnd escape on a hand
KANSAS WOMEN'S CLUBS
Their Annual Meeting Aililreiftett by Hon,
K. W. Iloch, t'nnillitate for (lovertior
Between 150 and 200 club women
from all over the state wcro at Em
poria, attending the annua! muting ot
tho Kansas Stato Social S'.lcnie Fed
eration of Clubs. A. rcceptlo-i was
given In honor of the visiting women
at the Elks' club, which, on ncco-mt of
the many distinguished women present
and the number of beaihful j,'ovr.3
worn, was one of the most brilliant to
clal events ever held in Emporia.
William Allen White delivered tho
address of welcome to the women, to
which Mrs. Cora G. Lewis, of Kinsley,
the president of tho etnte federation,
K. W. Hoch, republican randldate
for governor, being In town unexpect
edly, was brought '.o tho meeting bj
W. A. White upon i.n Invitation of a
committee of women from tho federa
tion. Being introduced, Mr. Hoch spoke
eloquently of the Influence of women
In business and In all fleldM of nctlvlty.
Ho said ho personally uelleved In the
future of women In politics and main
tained that no political meeting was a
success, no matter how many men wero
present, nor how much enthusiasm was
manifest, If the meeting wns nc;
graced by (he presence of women. Con
tinuing, he said.
"I nm nn optimist. I nm one of
those fellows who bellcvo that tho
world Is growing better rapidly every
day, and the reason why I know It Is
growing better Is that the influence of
women In politics is felt more and
more In public affairs. I believe the
day Is coming, not in tho remote fu
ture, but coming hastily, when the best
manhood and the best womanhood (I
nm afraid this is not the thing for n
politician to say if he wants to be pop
ular; but I don't want to be popular;
I only want a chance to tell tho truth)
I believe, ns I was saying, the time
will come very soon when tho best
mnnhood and the best womanhood of
this laud will stand together In the po
litical affairs of this republic, as they
now stand together equally In the con
trol of thnt Ideal republic, the Amer
ican home. If this be treason, let tho
politicians make the most of It."
JAGUAR KILLED BY FARMER
Anltual Hail Terrorized Hcctlou Arounil
George Bell, a farmer living near
Ackerland, Kan., fifteen nillc .vest of
Leavenworth, brought the e'.:Ir of a
largo South American Jaguar, which
ho killed at his home, to Leavenworth.
This is the wild nnlinai which hilled
a number of dogs and created excite
ment In tho west part of the city two
weeks ago. Two hunts wcro organized
to kill the animal, without tucciss, and
nothing had been lieml from it for
Mr. Bell heard a commotion among
his chickens nnd pigs at night nr.d tak
ing his rifle along visited the stable.
Ho noticed a large animal nnd hilled
It on tho spot. Its hide was full of
holes, showing that it had been
wounded lepcatedly by the. hunters who
wcro chasing It. The Jaguar was seven
feet long. It Is supposed that It es
caped from some traveling show.
IS WAS A COLD APRIL.
Average Kama! Temperature Wat Five
Degree llelow Normal.
Dr. F. H. Snow, ex-chancellor of tho
Kansas State University, has prepared
the following report of the weather for
April, from data collected by him at
the university at Lawrence:
"Tho coldest April since 1871. The
reduction of temperature cxteuded
uniformly through the month the first
half of the month being 5 70 Uvgree3
"Tho last hard frost of the cpring
occurred on the ICth .en Jays later
than the nverage dr.te.
"The rainfall has been only six
times exceeded in 1S7S, 1SSI, 1SS5,
1891, 1S98 and 1901. The snowfall of
tho 8th, to the depth of six :ni'hc3,
wns extraordinary for April, having
been exceeded but on.-,e In 1101
when a fall of seven Inches occurred
on tho fifth.
"The cloudiness at.d the wind elcc
Ity wero below tho Apiii average nnd
thcro was nn eiultv u'isnnce of fog."
Appointed Ciiinil i:iigliM-rr,
John F. Wallace, gencial manager ot
tho Illinois Central railroad, has ac
cepted an nppolntmcnt as chief engin
eer of tho Panama canal. He will leave
not later than early In Juno for tho
Isthmus. Ills successor nu general mali
nger of tho Illinois Central will prob
ably be either W. A. Sullivan, 1. G.
Itawn or W. J. llarnhun.
Virginia Now 11 Closed Incident.
Tho state department has concluded
not to make an official protest to the
Russian government against fho latest
utterances of M. Pavloff, late Russlnn
minister to Koren, relative to the con
duct of tho officers of tho United States
steamship Vicksburg In connection
with tho succoring of survivors of tho
Varlag and Korletz.
To save tho grass nt Medicine Lodgo
tho commissioners have ordered the
box elder trees killed. II'b seldom thai
Kansas trues nro "dug out."
BLOW UP DALNEY
Russians Destroy $20,000,000
Worth of Docks.
JAPANESE MIGHT USE THEM
Dalnejr I Within Twenty Mile or Port
Arthur Dock the I'ontllett In
the World Newt Note
Viceroy Alexicff hns telegraphed to
the czar announcing that the Russians
have blown up the docks nnd piers at
Port Dalny, Lloa Tung peninsula, to
render more difficult a Japanese land
ing at that point.
Port Dalny, on Tallenwnn bay, on
the ontt coast of Llao Tung peninsula,
was Intended by Russia to be the chief
commercial emporium of its eastern
dominions. An edict providing for
its construction wns Issued by the
Russian emperor July 30, 1899, nnd
Port Dalny, fully equipped with all
modern improvements, docks, ware
houses and railroad facilities, was
opened to commerce In December,
Tallenwan bay Is one of the finest
deep water harbors on the Pacific. It
la free from ice In winter time, and
Ehips drawing thirty feet of water can
enter at low tide without difficulty,
and without the aid of pilots can sail
or steam alongside the Immense docks
nnd piers, where their enrgoes can be
loaded Into railway cars and run direct
for 4,000 miles into tho city ot St.
Petersburg. Five large piers had
been constructed, each supplied with
numerous railroad tracks and im
mense warehouses and elevators, gas,
electric lights and water, and a large
breakwater was being constructed so
that ships could He at the piers and
load and unlond regardless of the
weather. Docks for foreign vessels,
steam and sail, extended between the
piers and along tho shore for two
miles. There were two first-class dry
docks, one Intended for ordinary
ocean sttamcrs and the other designed
to accommodate the largest vessels of
war or commerce.
Over $6,000,000 had been expended
on the harbor Bystem before the end
of 1902, and it was estlmnted that the
cost of completing the works would
be nearly $20,000,000, but this does not
In any way represent the total cost
of the erection of this great commer
cial port, which, with Port Arthur
distant about twenty miles, was leased
by tho Chinese government to Russia
Nearly 25,000 men were employed
dally on tho work of constructing the
port and town. The total population
has been estimated at about GO.0O0,
mostly Chinese, Japanese, Koreans,
Later telegrams received indicate
that the whole of Port Dalny has been
destroyed by the Russians.
GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS
Two lloja lnillcteil for Defacing Itnral
Route Mali Itoiet.
Six Indictments were returned by
the federal grand Jury In Omaah. Three
wero made against men charged with
Belling liquor to the Indians, but no
arrests having been made the names
wero not made public. J. F. Miller
was Indicted on two counts, being
charged with opening a letter contain
ing a draft for $8 and appropriating
the contents to his own use. The draft
had been mailed to another man of
Frank B. Stllz, who collects bad
debts for a living, and who advertises
his businesB on his letterheads and en
velopes, was indicted for sending un
mallable matter through Uncle Sam's
postofilces. Ho sent a "dun" to a lo
cal lawyer, writing in bold letters
across tho cnvelopo "Bad Debt Col
lector," and scrawling a Iinnd with In
dex finger pointed toward tiio Inscrip
tion. Tho attorney turned the letter
over to tho postofileo authorities, who
will give the law a test on sending
"dunning" letters through the malls.
R. G. Nelson and Charles T. Mat
thews, two youngsters living In Dodge
county, wero indicted for tearing down
and defacing rural mall boxes.
Friend to Celebrate July 1'ourth.
At a meeting of the citizens of
Friend it was unanimously decided to
celebrate July 4th. Four hundred dol
lars has already been pledged, which
insurea n rousing good time peculiar
only to Friend. O. 13. Clinmpe, Frank
Druse, and Harry Hannls were the
Ilurglnm nt Durr nnd Hprngue.
Thieves e- red tho postolllce at
Burr, Neb., and blew tho safe con
taining tho stamps and cash carried
on hand by tho postmaster. Between
$70 and $80 In money was taken. En
trance to tho building was gained from
tho rear. Tho door of the safo was
blown completely from the body.
Tho general storo or Hannah Wil
son, nt Sprauge, Neb., was entered by
thieves and a quantity of hardware,
knives nnd cutlery tnken. The safe
also v7( a '.own open, but no money
AN INDIGNANT JUDGE
.lndgo Theron Steven of Colorndo Con
drum Vntt of Martini Law.
Judge Theron Stevens adjourned tho
May term of court, nt Tellurlde, Colo.,
as that county, San Miguel, is under
martial law. No action was taken on
the application to make permanent tho
Injunction granted by the court at
Ouray restraining the Citlzen'B Alli
ance nnd mine owners from Interfer
ing with the return of the deported
miners to their homes in Tellurlde,
In announcing his decision Judge
Stevens referred to the fact that when
ho came Into town he was forced to
walk through files of soldiers, who had
been stationed at the depot with or
ders to arrest deported union men who,
It was falsely reported, wero return
Ing with the Judge.
"The demonstration at the depot
upon the arrival of the train," said
Judge Stevens, "could only havo been
planned nnd executed for the purpose
of showing the contempt of the mili
tary and n certain percent of this com
munity for the civil authority of the
state and the civil authority of this
district. 1 had nlwuys been lod to sup
pose, from such research as I had been
able to make, that In n republic like
oura the people wcro supreme, that tho
people had expressed their will in a
constitution which was enacted for the
government of all authorities In this
"That constitution provides that the
military shall always be In strict sub
ordination to the civil authorities. It
Is doubtless construed differently, how
ever, by the executive who hns de
clared this county to be In a state of
insurrection and has declared martial
law within its limits. Such being the
case, it would simply be a farce to
attempt to enforce civil law in this
BANK ROBBERS AT CARROLL
Cltlicm of Carroll, Nell.. flet np In tho
Night mill Chafte Itolilicrs.
At 1 o'clock nt night the town of
Carroll,, Neb., was thrown into excite
ment by nn attempt to rob the First
National bank. At thnt hour the resi
dents of the upper floor of the Merril
building In which the bank is located
wero awakened by a loud nolEe and
heard the Bound of blows, which
caused the house to vibrate. These
Bounds were followed by an explosion,
nnd this by fire from a revolver. By
the flash of the gun the people eaw
men standing as guards for the rob
bers around tho house.
There was one revolver In the build
ing and this was fired at one of the
men until tho shells were exhausted,
but apparently without effect, as he
returned the fire and continued to
shoot until the residents of the house
were without ammunition.
While this fusillade was In progress
the cashier of tho bank was called up
by telephone nnd notified of the
trouble. He responded by bringing a
number of armed men, but by the time
they arrived the robbers had driven
away In a wagon which stood In the
middle of the street during the fight
and in which they are supposed to
havo come to town.
After the arrival of the cashier 11
was seen that the men had come de
termined to take the funds of tho bank.
They had first tried to gain entrance
to the vault through solid masonry
with pick and hammer. Finding this
Impossible, they had broken the com
bination lock of the vault and placed
a charge of dynamite, which completed
the destruction of the lock.
The Inside safe they had failed t
penetrate, and the money of the bank
Is Intact, although papers in the vault
had been ransacked. Thero Ib no due
at this time to the robbers.
The Iroquol Theatre Reeomtructlnn
A step toward opening the Iroquois
theatre has been taken, plnns for re
modeling the interior In strict compli
ance with the ordlnnnce having been
Inid before Commissioner Williams by
the new owners, Hyde & Behman. of
New York, and Harry Davis, of Pitts
burg. A seating capacity of 1,(100,
which Is not far from the old capacity
Is provided for. The sheer pitch of
tho gallery Is modified. In the rear
of the main floor of the bnlcony and
of tho gallery aro planned fireproof
walls, which will make passage ways
lends to exits.
Illlnd IiiRtltuto KxcrilM'd.
Tho board of directors of tho Ne
braska City institute for the blind held
a meeting in Nebraska City and de
cided to hold the closing exercises of
the Institute on Wednesday and Thurs
day June 8 nnd 9. A very Interesting
program has been arranged. Govern
or Mickey will be asked to address tho
Ciipltnl .Stork I Inrreimod.
The Omaha, Lincoln & Beatrice rail
road, tho new electric lino propected
between the cities named, has filed an
nmondmont to its articles of incorpor
ation. Increasing its cnpltal stock from
$200,000 to $2,2,10,000. The amend
ment gives the list of stockholders and
tho shares held by each, as follows:
Henry Robinson, SO shares; Harvey
Mnsser, 90 shares; Arthur S. Mot
tlnger, 1 sltr.ro; T. T3. Raley, 1 shnre;
B. C. H u nil 10 shares; H. II. Wilson,
4 shares; Ei W. Brown, 1 sl;nrc3,
NOT A TEN-WORD SCOLD.
Angry Wife Needed More Than That
to Do Subject Justice.
ffhere wcro llttlo red streaks In he
face and a blaze In her eye ni she
came Into tho telegraph oillco and
"I want to telegraph to my hus
band." "Yes. madam," responded tho oper
ator, handing her some blanks.
"How much will It bo?" sho In
quired. "I don't know, madam," replied tho
operator with keen politeness and a
"Don't know!" sho exclaimed.
"What arc you here for?"
"To Bend and rccelvo messages,
"Well, why don't you know how (
much a telegram will cost?"
"Because, mndam, I don t know
where It Is to be sent."
"Well, you needn't bo so smart,"
sho snapped. "It's to go to Chicago."
"Then It will cost 40 cents."
She mado no further remarks, but
took the blnhks and In tho course of
time returned with about six pages
of rather closely written matter.
"There " she said, laying four dimes
down with the message, "send that."
"But, madam," explained the open
ntor. "It Is 10 cents for ten words."
"What!" she ejaculated, "you can
only send ten words for 40 cents?"
She looked him squnro In tho face as
shu tried to suppress her feelings.
"Are you a married man?" alio asked.
"Well, you must be very stupid If
you don't know n woman can't give
her husband a piece of her mind In
ten words," nnd without waiting to
hear anything more sho glided out of
tho office, taking her message with
DEATHS FOLLOW DOG'S HOWL
Tom Sawyer's Theory Vindicated by
Strange Occurrences in Maine.
A black dog whose owner Is un
known has been howling for two
weeks around Elm street, Saco. He
sits In front of u house with his head
turned skyward and keeps up a con
tinual unearthly howl, which can be
heard within n radius of a quarter of
There havo been nn unusual num
ber of deaths' In this neighborhood
recently, and It is claimed that this
dog hns howled in advance in front
of every house in which a death has
occurred. Tho superstition has held 4
good in six instances, and Saturday
the dog was dividing his time between
two houses In which thero is sickness,
howling for a while before ono of
them and then taking his station be
fore the other. Some people in tho
nclghboihood arc n good deal worked
up about It.
Nobody has been able to get near
enough to the dog to got a Bhot at
him, and when driven oft ho soon
returns. The superstition is as old as
the hills. It Is claimed that within a
radius of 200 yards from a central
point in that neighborhood twelve
deaths have occurred within less thnn
that number of months. Bangor
The Ridiculous In Poetry.
It is the custom of tho American
Journalist, who respects nothing nnd
Invents little but his facts, to enliven
his pages about thin time of the year
with ridicule of "the spring poet."
Poetry seems to tho traus-Atlantlc
newspaper mind especially ridiculous.
And, Indeed, there Ib something pa
thetically old-fashioned In tho bard
sitting down to string rhymes together
on the fact that for nobody knows
how many thousandth time the days
have grown warmer and longer, nnd
the leaves come out and the flowers
peeped In the hedges and over tho
meadows. Besides, when tho spring
poetry appears in a monthly magazine
readers will remember that it was
probably written during the autumn
of the year before last. That Is about
the tlmo that the wine of poesy takes
to filter through the editorial strain
er. London Tattler.
For what wo cannot do, G;xl never nnk:
Ueyunil wlint w can bear. Ho never
In Hwrct fulfillment ot tho llttlo tusks
Wo muUu our iiieimrutlun for the skies.
The roRtlcfs heart M.eks to do nomethlnK
And luts the common things of Hfu
I'nrKPttliiK thnt tlm trllle.i Indicate
Which path wo'rc tultlnfi: for eternity.
Loudon .Sunday School Tlmci.
They Belonged There.
At tho latest of tho ladles' clubs a
"pets' room," with llttlo stalls for
dogs nnd cats, lemurs and lizards, all
the smnll creatures that a lady finds
necessary ns companions, is provided.
Ono of the most enthusiastic mora
hers was showing her friends of her
sex over tho establishment, and open
ed tho door of tho "pets' room" with
There, In the center of tho room, on
two chairs, sat two Immaculately
clothed young men, gravo of face, but
with a wicked twinkle In their eyes.
"Don't you know this is tho Indies'
'pets' room'?" asked tho onthuslastlo
member, with somo acerbity.
"That's why wo nro hero," replied
tho more soiious of tho two young
men, with becoming gravity. Sport
Reforming Colorado Boys.
Hundreds of boys from tho Denver
Juvenllo Court will bo sont Into tho
sugar beet fields near Longmrii,
Colo., to work. Tho boys will bo sont
out In parties ot twenty-fivo each, In
chnrgo of n probation officer, nnd will
bo equipped with tents and camping
outfits. They can earn from $1.20 to
$2 a day each.
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