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Red Cloud Chief.
Work on tlio now Albion National
bnnk building Is progressing and when
finished will he one of tho handsomest
buildings In thnt part of Nebraska.
"A company bus boon formed In Cnm
bridge for tho manufacture of hy
draulic stone. Itanlvln Bro?., loral
grain merchants, have purchased tho
Among quantities of fish caught from
the Blue river near Howard was one
that was observed to havo a peculiar
pouch beneath Its mouth. On opening
this four ten-penny nails and a 1-cent
piece, coined In 1880, were discovered
Somo York vandals have Lecn de
tected In sowing dandelion seed In the
lawns In one section of tho city, Ito
rcntly somo beautiful flower beds, that
were not only tho delight of their
owners, but of nil pasborsby, wcro to
Two runaway boys from Town, who
were arrested at Omaha, oro being held
at the police station. Ono of them Is
Alfred Ycnboclt, n lad of flfteon years,
whoso homo Is In Lnko City. Tho
other Is Wade Miller, n boy of blxtecn
years, whoso parents llvo lit Ottumwa.
Ernest Shurlcff, a young man living
near Humboldt, was kicked In tho face
by a horse. One foot of tho animal
struck him squarely In tho face, smash
ing the nose and reducing tho flesh
to n pulp, the other hoof striking n
glancing blow on tho chin and doing
Fnrnam Is to havo another hank.
Tho corporation 1b organl.ed and tho
chnrtor nppllcd for. Tho cash capital
will bo $5,000. M. J. Tuft. O. D. Faul
kas, S. F. Parker and others oro tho
, Incorporators. A brick building will
be begun ns soon as workmen can be
secured nnd everything will ho .pushed
toward an early opening for business.
A levy of 19 mills was made for city
taxes at tho council meeting at Far-
nam. Tho assessed valuation this year
on city property, both real and per
sonal, Is I3G5.251. Last year a 30-mlll
levy was tnado on an assessed valua
tion of $214,-42G. On a 19-mlll levy
this year $300 more will bo raised than
was raised on tho 30-mlll levy last
According to .tho assessors' books,
tho total estimated assessed valuation
of personal property In Bcatrlco for
11)04 Is about $350,000. as against $200,
000 for 1003. Tho total assessed valua
tion of tho county for tho year 1904
Is $8,400,000, ns against $5,300,000 for
1003. Tho averago valuo of Oago coun
ty lands varies from $3G to $G4 per
A mulatto named Walker was taken
by somo farmers from near Beo to
Howard. They stated the man had at
tempted stilcldo by drowning. At a
meet lug of tho Insanity board ho wns
adjudged Insane and ordered to bo
taken by Sheriff Smiley to tho lnsnno
nsylum nt Lincoln. Ho recently come
to Seward from Lincoln, tho pollco of
that city having ordored him to leave.
Joseph Blla, an olevcn-year-old hoy
of Plattsmouth, was arrested on the
ihargo of stealing tho sum of $350
. from an aged woman named Mrs. Mary
Ptak, bolng hor savings for many
years. Tho money was stolen from
tho collar of tho Ptak homo, whoro It
had been secreted. Tho boy denies
having committed tho theft, but will
bo held pending a bearing of the case
In justice court.
1 Wlillo fifteen-year-old Fred Brum
engstoln of Hastings, was driven up
Hastings avenuo his horse, w'.ilch was
hitched to a light buggy, beenmo
frightened, and lunged sideways, broke
tho singletree and toro "wildly down
tho street. Hrumongsteln was thrown
violently to tho brick paving nnd sus
tained a broken leg nnd a dislocated
ankle. Tho horse, ran b'lt a short
Ulstanco beforo a splinter of the broken
shaft entered hla ankb) and brought
him down helpless upon tho street.
1 At North Bond, In Dodgo county,
Joseph Reel had his right shoulder
tpralncd In a peculiar accident. He
was holding his horso out on grass
when tho animal suddenly took a no
tion to run. Tho rope by which ho
was holding tho horso was a small
pne, such that Mr. Reel was unablo to
grip tightly upon It and It slipped
through his hands until tho loop tight
ened and ho was then hurled to tho
ground. Tho horso ran for a distance
of over 200 f;et dragging Mr. Reel that
distance through n muddy ditch.
Mr. Roeo, a farmor living botween
Holdrego and Funk, brought to Hol
drogo n colored man named Joo Brown,
whom ho discovered on his placo by
tho railroad track in a crippled condi
tion. Brown tolls quite n thrilling
story. Ho tramped from Tennessee,
and becoming tired, ho snt down on
tho railroad track and fell asleep. Ho
did not know anything until ho found
himself down tho embankment, his
back and loft leg palnlug. Ho crawled
up tho bank and wns standing up. but
was unablo to walk when Mr. Jtoso
discovered him and cared for him.
It Is supposed that while ho was asleep
a train catno along and threw him
down tho bank. Ho la Injured in his
back and left leg and tho doctor thlnkB
it will bo sovoral weoku bororo ho is
ahlo to go to work.
Garnctt Murray, a woll known young
man of Humboldt, met with a painful
accident. Ho, in company with a num
ber of other young men, wore at tho
lumher yard of M. E. Linn & Son, and
wero heating tar to bo used on a boat
they wero to launch, They wore us
ing a gasoline stove and tho tar, when
it boiled, run over tho sides of tho
vessel. Thoy becumo nlafmod, fearing
lest It would becomo Ignited and cause
an explosion of tho stove nnd set tho
lumber atlre. Murray in removing tho
burning fluid was badly burnod, but
prevented a fire which might have had
A Russian Officor Compliments
Japanose for Courage.
TERRIBLE VAFANGOW FIGHT
Lntmt lUllalile from 1'ort Arthur
lvru ljr tlitt Imllnnnpnll Now'
A Russian oflkcr who was wounded
In the battle of Vnfangow (Tcllssu)
told nn Associated press correspondent
that tho losses on both sides wcro oven.
He places the Russian casualties nt 7,
000. He says no soldiers In tho world
could withstand tho Japanese as they
havo been fighting Intcly. Their artil
lery fire, ho claims, Is marvelous! ef
fective. Tho Russians fought stubborn
ly, desperately, but were unable to
withstand tho enemy's dashing persist
ency. Several hundred wounded Rus
sians havo been sent north owing to a
lack of hospitals and surgeons. All
the nvallablo transportation has to bo
used for supplies nt tho expenso of tho
side nnd wounded. The Jnirancso burled
most of tho Russian dead after tho
battle. It Is estimated upon Informa
tion obtained that the Japaneso force
moving northward Is 70,000 strong,
with 90,000 men Is the aggregate on
gaged In tho operations nt Port Ar
thur. Sovernl Japaneso spies have re
aro becoming more vigilant and are
cently been catured a few miles
south of New Chwang. The Russians
watch nowspnpor dispatches closely.
Tho Indianapolis News has received
a special cable from Hector Fuller, Its
special staff war correspondent at Che
Foo, giving tho following account of
his rolcaso from Port Arthur and the
situation Inside the besieged fortress:
"After spending five days In a Rus
sian prison, I was released and put
on board a Chlncso Junk nnd sent to
Creo Foo. Tho stories of Rtarvntlou
In Porth Arthur, spread by tho Japan
eso, aro untrue, as stores nnd supplies
nro constantly arriving at tho bcselged
city from Chinese ports. The Japaneso
blockade is Ineffective. Tho garrison
consIstB of between 50,000 and 60,000
soldlorB and tho health ot both troops
and civilians Is good.
"Tho damaged battleships have all
been repaired nnd tho harbor enlrnnco
cleared of obstructions. Immense now
forts havo beon constructed, nnd in my
opinion the placo Is in no immediate
danger of falling In the bauds of tho
"Tho Japanese attark by land and
(en mado on tho 8th inut. was easily
repulsed. I was tho llrat correspond
ent to enter Port Arthur Hlncc tho
Mr. Fuller was rowed across to Port
Arthur from tho Mlautno islands by
two Chinamen In an open boat, and
was on land, nt once seized, blind
folded and thrown into prison, insldo
tho fortress as wns anuouuicd at the
tlmo by the Associated press.
LUMBER TRUST IN TROUBLE
Uorlilon Agnlint I.timlier Combine In
The circuit court of appeals at San
Francisco, handed down a decision In
tho suit brought by Arthur S. Ellis
nnd others, doing business under the
nume of tho City Retail Lumber com
pany nt Vancouver, Wash. The de
fendants had formed a combination to
control tho output of lumber from
Washington and Oregon, nnd to fix the
price of tho produce. Tho plaintiff
bought from another manufacturer and
then when ho sent nn order to mem
bers of tho City Retail Lumber com
pany ho was requested to pay a fine of
$250 in addition to tho market price of
tho lumber nnd to glvo his promise
that In tho futuro ho would not pur
chase lumber of any firm outside of
This tho plaintiff refused to do and
ho brought notion for damages against
tho members of tho City Retail Lumber
company, Tho circuit court decided
thnt tho plaintiff had insufficient
ground for action but on appeal the
higher court ruled that the combina
tion was an Illegal one, formed In re
straint of trade, nnd ordered tho case
remanded for a now trial.
Tho court based Its opinion on the
decision of tho supremo court in the
Northern Securities case.
To Test I. one lltunru (Inn.
The board of ordnanco and fortifl
intlons nt Washington has mado an
allotment of $10,500 for tho purposes
of a test of tho six 0-lnch wlro-wound
guns designed gy Oenoral Crozlor, chief
of ordnanco of tho army, who present
ed his patent to the governmont.
Scut llurk to l'l'i'iltrntlitry.
The man Marvin, who was at rested
a short tlmo ago at Grand Island, for
breaking into a car and stealing two
pounds of tobacco, and who waB com
pelled to admit by tho evldonco that
ho wns guilty, and who mado tho re
mark at tho tlmo of his arrest that ho
had served six years In tho penitentiary-
and thought It would bo Just as
well for him to bo thero now, was ar
raigned before district court in special
1 -.. .1 .,l,l.l ....III.. tin n.nc
BCrSIUIl ttllU llll-i.wcu fSMllt. IIU nua I
Riven two years in tho penitentiary nt
GRAFTERS AT BONESTEEL
An Army of IlUrepnlnlttr Now I'nroat
for Itonpliuil Acrnrr
Tho rush to Rosebud agency has
begun. After years of waiting on the
part of tho people In the territory
around Gregory county, South Dakota,
the actual Influx of landscekcrs nnd
dollar seekers has commenced. The
Northwestern railroad has doubled the
size of tho train which runs from Nor
folk to Boncstccl, and thero Is not
even standing room in the cars at that.
But the fiercest part of tho rush
Just now Is wltJi peoplo who are not
oven riding all the way on the trains.
And for what share of the Journey
thoy do ride, they pay no fare. They
constitute a mob of. tramps and thugs
ami hoboes, and they are all bound
straight for the end of tho line.
This mob has begun to strike Nor
folk, which, as the gateway of the
Rosebud country, gets tho benefit of
this bunch of bums. From Sioux City
they come nnd from Omaha, and in tho
crowd aro dozens nnd dozens of tho
shrewdest, sharpest toughs that havo
ever been behind tho bars ot state
FOUR THOUSAND AT PICNIC
Omiilin Union Hoteliers lint en riraimnt
Tlttie nt Nrlmixltn City.
The butchers' unions of Omaha and
South Omaha held a picnic nt Nebraska
City. The Missouri Pacific bi ought
over four thousand peoplo in three
special trains. Tho excursionists
marched to Mattes' grove north of tho
city headed by a band. The local
unions Joined with the visitors nnd
made It one of the largest picnics ever
hold In that city. In tho afternoon
athletic amusements were held, tho
tug of wnr between South Omaha und
Nebraska City packing house men was
won by the latter after n hard strugglo
lasting 28 minutes. H. Huffner of
South Omaha won the beef dressing
contest by dressing a steer In four
minutes and thirty-six seconds. A
balloon ascension and other amuse
ments were provided for the vlsitois
and uo accidents hnppened to mar the
pleasure of the vlsitois.
WINS CHICAGO DERBY
Hrt Time In IlUtnry or WuitCliiittnii
I'urk KuHlorn I In run Won
Without feeling the touch or whip
or spur and running entirely on his
own courage, Highball, the three-year-old
colt which W. M. Schcftnl took to
Chicago from the east, won tho
American derby at Washington park.
L. B. DIckerson's Woodson, ono of tho
long shots In the race, was scrond, a
half-length In front of John A. Drake's
Rapid Water. English Lad, favorite be
fore il . lace, was fourth, hopelessly
beaten, although he was coming stioug
at the end. The time, 2:33, equals tho
best time ever made for this event.
Tho Picket won last year's derby In
exactly the same time.
Tho raco was as exciting at any ever
run in tho great classic.
Tho east broke tho Ico for tho first
time In the history ot tho cent and
tho eastern tut f men were rewarded
for the many thousands of dollars they
have spent lu trying to cuptuic tho
W, M. Schefte'l, owner of the winner,
Is a Wall street broker, and this Is
tho first year ho bus figured prominent
ly on tho turf, it was duo to his
trainer, "Bud" May, that the colt was
shipped west, as ho was not consid
ered good enough this spring to meas
ure strides with such western stars as
EngliHh Lad and Mohnrlb.
NO MORE SUNDAY BALL
New York Supreme Court So Deride In
Justice Gaynor, of the New York su
preme court, sitting as a maglstrato
in Brooklyn, handed down an opinion
lu which he holds that games of pro
fessional baseball, 'such as havo been
played at Washington park this sea
songames to which tho public Is In
vited nnd to which an admission fee
Is charged, aro Illegal on Sunday, bo
lng prohibited by the law. Tho min
isters have won their point. The de
cision was rendered on a motion to
discharge Edwatd Poole and John Dil
lon of the Brooklyn baseball club,
who wero ui rested 011 the cbargo of
violating tho Sunday law by taking
part in n game with the 1'lttsburg tenm
at Washington park. Justice Gaynor
uc.nles tho motion, and the men will
now havo to stand trial.
Knntui City UulUlliir; Collnpneii.
A four-story brick building nt Third
and Delawaio streets, Kanbas City,
Mo occupied by tho Black Syrup and
Holloing company, partially collnpsed
tho result of an explosion of ammonia
on the third floor. Fifty boys nnd
girls were thrown into a panic. Six
persons were burled under the debris.
Tho others escaped down fire escapes.
Martha Fisher, aged 10. serious.
Claudo Chambers, 20, shipping clerk,
I seriously hurt.
500 PEOPLE BURNED
Awful Accident on Steamer Slo
cumbin New York.
A THOUSAND ESCAPE DEATH
llerole lifforU Mniln by Hundred!
Itfictie Burning Wo mm nml
Five hundred persons, mostly child
ren, perished by the birnli.r, of the ex
cursion steamer General Slocum near
Hellgnte, Now York, In the East river.
The Slocum, with the annual Sun
day school excursion of St. Mnrk's
German Lutheran church of that elty
on bonrd, was proceeding up the river
to ono of the many revolts of Long
Islnnd Sound. When near One Hun
dred nnd Twenty-fifth street, persons
nn shore saw smoke and flames spring
from the upper part of the crowded
A panic ensued on the boat almost
InBtantly Tho crowds on the forward
deck began to spring overboard or to
crowd to the after part of tho boat.
The 8f reams of the tenlfled passengers
could Le heard on shore and hundreds
of small boatB Immediately put off to
the rescued. Owing to the rocks on
eltlu. bldo of the channel at this point
It had been Impossible to beach the
The captain stuck to his post nt the
wheel and headed tho vessel straight
up the river for North Bi other Island,
where she was put aground In the
shallow water. Several hundred feet
of open wnter still lay between tho
burning steamer and the shore and
many persons perished cither In the
water or on the burning vessel after
she had been benched.
It was estimated that the steamer
tarried more than 2,000 persons. She
was the largest exclusion steamer In
those watcis and could carry 4,000 pas
sengers. The exclusion was in charge of the
social committee of the church, head
ed by Miss .May Abenschlcn. In the
minister's paity, It Is said, weie the
pastor, tho lie v. George F. Hnar, Miss
Abenschlen, Assistant Superintendent
Carl Anger, Wllllnni Schlafer, the
pastor's daughter, Gertrm'.e, his sister,
Miss Emma Haas, and W. B. Teta
mn'e. At the offlie of the United States
steamboat Inspei t Ion bin can it was
said the Slocum was Inspected on May
5 last and was reported bo in a thor
oughly good condition and icady for
the excursion reason. Aboard the
steamer was all tho life saving ap
paratus required by law of steamers
of her capacity.
The Slocum's lhensed captain is
Captain William Van Schalck, one of
the oldest excursion captains In New
York haibor waters.
Tho disaster was witnessed by
thousands from both shores of the
river, and as rapidly as possible hun
dreds of small boats and launches set
off to render assistance.
With the boat burning under hid
foot the captain stuck to his post in
the pilot house until the boat was
beached at the lower end of Noith
Brother island, off Port Morris.
Even then tho passengers woie not
in a safe position, for they were some
dlstnnce from shore and the boat was
a furnace. Hundieds ot small boats
wero scattered ubout and picked up
those who Jumped ovei bonrd us rap
Idly as possible. It Is estimated that
between 400 and 500 persons spinng
into the water.
The greatest loss of life was due to
the collapsing of the uppei Joel . It
fell with a crush soon after the flio
started, crushing hundreds of persons
who had gathered on tho lower deck.
It was then that tho greatest panic
ensued amid the living stream of per
sons going over tho rail Into tho water.
Tho flames originated on the for
ward part of tho boat. Persons who
occupied places on the forward deck
began to Jump overboard.
Pollcemoii in tho Bronx and Hat lorn
saw tho Waxing boat headed up tho
liver and Immediately began to turn
lu nlaims for ambulances and fire
All the boats at North Brothers Isl
and wero sent to tho assistance of the
peoplo in tho water nnd ns fast as
they wero brought ashore thoy were
cared for In tho pavilions theie. Tho
patients In the hospital on tho Island
beenmo almost Insane from fright nt
tho terrible scenes they had wit
nessed. A tug of tho Now York Central rall
toad saved nearly a store through tho
Delenare Corporation, Burred. Out.
Tho state charter board of Kansnn
has refused to grant a ll'tnse Ip do
business In Kansas to tho Kansas Nat
ural Gas company, a corporation or
ganized under tho laws of Doiiwnrc.
Members of tho Kansas gas protective
association, who wcro present nt tho
bearing beforo tho board, contended
against tho compnny because It in
tended to pipe gas to other states,
Tho members of the charter hoard gave
no reason for their action.
heroism of some unknown man. This
man stood on tho paddle wheel box of
tho Slocum and passed women nnd
children to the tug until ho was driven
back by the flames. Ho then Jumped
Into the tug nnd wns saved. rvclthoi
polko nor firemen, when they nrrlvcd,
waited to remove coats or clothes, but
Jumped overboard and saved a great
many who would otherwise have been
Many of those picked up nlho in
tho river will die in the hospitals.
Most of them were frightfully burned,
In consequence of dclnylng leaving tho
boat until their clothing wns on Arc.
Somo died in the Improvised ambu
lances In which they were hurried
from the shore.
Every man on board who could
swim went overboard loaded down
with children. Many of these heroea
lost their lives, becnusc burdened as
they wero they could make no head
way against the overpowering swirl
of the tide ns It rushes from tho East
river into tho sound.
Persona on the shore pay that there
wero scores huddled In nn apparently
safe position on the hunlcano deck
with the breeze blowing the flames and
smoke away from them, when sud
denly the deck fell In. After the cloud
of smoke had drifted away the observ
ers looked back to where the crowd
bad been standing. The space was va
cant. Many of the children picked up
by small boats wcro lashed tfl camp
stools nnd other light boa, furnishings,
showing thnt some ndult hnd tried to
make the little ones same. These pre
cautions proved inadequate in the ter
rific current and In the whirlpools.
Coi oner's Physician Weston hnd no
tified the morgue keeper that one
hundred and six bodies were on the
way to tho morgue on the Mnssert. Su
perintendent of the Hnrlem morgue,
Donaldson, has asked tho charities de
partment for 200 boxes in which to put
the bodies of those who perished In
Edward Weaver and Edward Van
Wart, the pilots of tho boat, were ar
rested along with the captain, and
were then transferred to tho Harlem
When sho was grounded the flames
had spread over the entire upper and
lower decks. Thero were only a few
spots on the boat untouched by tho
flames and In these were piled up men
nnd women who hnd fainted and fall
lug had pinned others to the deck.
Tho men from tho tugs who could
not get near the boat shouted to those
on board to jump, and then the small
boats picked them up by the score.
From all that could be gathered, no
alarm was sounded when the fire was
discovered. .but the .crew tried to ex
tinguish the" flames tfithout alarming
tho pnssongers. Those In tho after
part of tho boat did not know It wag
on (Ire until the flames had swept back
on them. Then thero was nothing to
do but jump overboard or be burned to
MAYOR HARRISON DEFEATED
llcnrnt nml llupUlm lilemcnt Control
Tho following nominations wero
made at the democratic convention In
Chicago. John P. Hopkins, of Chi
cago, will succeed himself as chairman
of the stato central committee:
Governor Lawrence B. Stringer.
Lieutenant Governor Thomas J.
Secictary ot State Frank E. Dool
ing. State Treasurer Charles P. Thomas.
Attorney General Albert Watson.
Stato Auditor R. E. Spangler.
University Trustees Mrs. Anna G.
Solomon, of Chicago; Theodoro C
Lchr. of Carllnvllle; F. B. Merrill, of
St. Clair county.
Delegates, -at-largc to St. I-ouIs con
ventionJohn P. Hopkins, A. M.
Lawrence, Ben T. Cable, Samuel
William R. Hearst received from the
democratic stato convention what the
Hopkins faction, which completely
dominated the proceedings, knew ho
wanted. The Illinois delegation was
Instructed to vote for Mr. Hearst as
long ns his name remained before the
A merlin Nuhstltutril for United Slnte.
In accordance with nn order Issued
by Secretary Hay tho Inscription
"United States embassy" and "Unltod
States Consulate" no longer will ap
pear upon the embassy ami consnlnto
seals and In other places where they
formerly stood. In their placo on all
tho now lecord hooks ami seals will ap
pear tho words, "American embassy"
and "American Consulate" and "Amer
ican Consular agoncy.
Thero Is a dignity and simplicity
about tho term "American" that tno
secretary likes nnd there nro also about
a dozen "United States" asldo from
tho United States of America, n fact
which leads to a groat deal of con
fusion In foreign countries.
Dave Day In .Intl.
Editor David F. Day of the Durango
(Colo.) Democrat, has gone to Jail
rather than pay a fine ot ?300 Imposed
upon him by Judge Russell of tho dis
trict for having criticised in his news
paper a decision of the court. In a
enrd to tho public tho editor says:
"Tho court fined mo $300. I will not
pay 30 cents."
Application will probably be mado
to the supreme court by Day's attor
neys for a writ of supersedas.
REVIVAL OF TME INN.
Public Houses are Changed to Sup
the Needs of the Day.
Whilo somo reformers arc bent on
ending tho public house, others Mi
nus nt mending It. We need not
decide for both; in many places there
aro too many public house.-, and of
thoso that would in any case ie
main, many might well bo bettered
Tho annual report of tho public
house trust shows, thnt substantial
progress Is being mado in this direc
tion. Tho principal aim of the trust
is the revival of the inn as a place of
.til-round refreshment and its extinc
tion ns n mere drinking bar. "Tho
man who asks for bovril gets the
same smile ns tho man who nBlut tor
beer;" that Is tho advertisement and
tho motto. Lord Grey's movement is
n most hopeful ono; it takes for
granted that men will not be dopuved
of their beer; but it offers every lu
duccment to tho consumption of other
cups than thoso which Inebriate, nnd
of eatables as well as drinkables, nnd
It provides decent, wholesome, cheer
ful surroundings. Tho movement Is
peculiarly opportuno in rural district"
It comes at a tlmo whon thero Is 11
considerable revival lu tho wayside
inn ns a placo of ucccstary refresh
ment. Hostelrlcs which seemed to
havo been killed by the railway are
coming to life, thanks to tho bicycle
nnd the motor. At a tlmo when so
many peoplo nro thus taking to the
road again, It is very appropriate
that an effort should be mado to im
prove the roadside Inn London
ERRORS OF THE TYPES.
A Few of the Misprints That Shorten
At a literary dinner lu New York
C. D. Gibson, tho Illustrator, quoted a
number of amusing misprints for sev
eral years, and already had In his
collection 200 good epocltnens.
Ho first quoted a misprint about a
bishop who was confined to tho houso
with a violent cold. Tho newspaper
that mentioned the prelate's Illness
said he was "confined to tho house
with a violent scold."
Another quotation concerned a Brit
ish nobleman who had Joined a party
of friends In Hampshire for tho pur
pose of shooting pheasauts. This
the compositor had made to read:
"He has Joined a party of friends in
Hampshire for tho purpose of shoot
"Thnt, though," said Mr. Gibson, "is
nn old and famous misprint, and you
may havo heard of it before. You
may, too, havo heard of tho one about
a 'surgeon taken allvo In the river
that sold for six cents a pound.' But
I doubt if nny of you have over heard
of tho misprint that appeared last
February in a Vermont newspaper
This paper wished to say, in praise of
a very aged and distinguished citi
zen: " 'John Green Is n noble old bur
gher, proudly loving his native state."
"But the types mado this sentence
"John Green Is a nobby old burglar,
prowling around In a naked state.' "
Stuff Heroes are Made Of.
Five millions for heroes come. urhiK nn
Dlsbuiw it nt once, wo havo heroes
There's tho horn who rescues the drown
ing fiotn dentil.
Tho hern who braves the red Annies'
toiiKuc nnd breath,
Thore nro heroes on laud, thero are he
roes fill HIM,
There nro heroes ot varying style and de
Krce, Hut the man who slam out a homer
when thero are two or three men on
buses nml brings In tho mux thnt
win the pnme for tho homo team In
the hint hnlf of tho ninth limine
He In the kind of n hero for me!
The women. God bleis them, conic lu for
Of the heroine fund there nro heroci to
In the ranks of the sex; there's the ono
who run hnko
Tho pies, rich nnd .Juicy, llko mother
There'H tho heroic woman, a niurvcl, I
Who raises six children aiid keeps tlieni
But the woman who never trumps her
pnrtmr'H ace, never lends from a
short suit, nnd not onou durlm the
p-vcnlnir nsks wluit is trumps und
whose nee Is Unit
Sho Is tho kind of 11 hero T mean.
New York Times.
Had His Revenge.
The few persons on tho uptown ele
vated station at Chnmbora street
early Friday morning wero startled a
bit to sec n thick-set chap climb over
tho railing Just north of tho men's
waiting room. Ho looked down
toward tho street and rubbed his
nose. In a moment or so another fel
low wns soon at tho top of tho stair
way. In two shakos of 11 lamb's tail,
he, too, was over tho railing. Both
of them looked ncross nt tho other
station, but it was deserted. There is
a titrnstllo thero Instead of n ticket
"Wo ought to toll the man," snld a
woman to her oscort.
"Nix," wns tho reply. "Tho com
pany stuck mo on n plugged dime tho
other day. Now we're square." Now
What He Needed.
Admiral Walker, slnco becoming
one of tho Panama Canal Commission
ers, has had his patience somowhat
tried by persons who have beon to
the isthmus giving him gratuitous In
formation concerniug tho climato
Ono man Informed him that nftcr
returning from a Journey to tho place
ho went to his physician to learn it
ho had malaria In his system. Tho
doctor showed him n drop of his
blood under tho microscope, "and,"
said tho narrator, "It was full of the
of tho .
microbes of Inularla. They looked
a lot of lively potato hugs."
"Then what you need, I should
think," said tho admiral dryly, "would
ho a doso of Insect powder."
All women aro made ot glass o the
rtry young man.
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