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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, OHIef
DRAWING NO PAY
SIXTY DAYS FOR WHICH SAL.
ARIE8 ARE PAIR ENDED
THE NEWSPAPER LIBEL BILL
Warehouse Bill Reported Out With
Recommendation That It Be
Western Newspaper Union Newt Service.
Moirrbora of the houHe woko up
Thursday morning to tho realization
that tho sixtieth day of tho legislative
session had arrived for tho lowor
chamber, which Is three days ahead of
tho senate In Its work. Undor the con
stitution of Nebraska tho legislature
must sit for sixty days. Tho senators
and roprcsontatlves aro expected to
Btay as much longer as may be neces
sary to finish up tho work.
In order to provent tho membors
from dropping off and going homo be
fore adjournment. Speaker Jackson
some tlmo ago announced that he
would refuse to sign the warrants for
tho third Installment of tho members'
pay, amounting to $200 each, unless
pledges were given that they would
remain till tho end of the session. In
order to meet this requirement and en
able tho members to got their pay at
once. Representative Hunter Thursday
morning started to circulate a written
pledge for the representatives to sign.
Among the first fifty who were asked
to affix their names, only ono refused.
No agreement has yet been reached
toy the conference committee on fixing
a time for final adjournment, slnco the
senate kicked over the plan to quit on
April C. It now appears certain that
the actual adjournment will not take
placo before April 12 or 15, though the
nominal date may be fixed a few day
Senate File No. 1, the compromise
redrafted public warehouse bill, has
been reported out of standing commit
tee with the recommendation that It
be passed. Tho measure has to run
the gauntlet of the senate sifting com
mittee, committee of the whole and
third reading, as well as the whole
aeries in the house. Its friends are
not optimistic over its chances. The
new measure is semi-optional. That
is, any elevator or warehouse wherein
grain is kept is given a chance to be
come a warehouse, but all elevators,
other than at terminal points, wherein
grain is stored for fifteen days or more,
is declared a public warohouse. The
warehousemen must put up a bond to
cover tho amount of grain he may
have stored at any one time and a $2
license fee each year. Monthly re
ports are to be made as to grain and
receipts and additional bond is to be
put up whon grain stored exceeds the
amount already covered by bond.
Newspaper Libel' Bill
Tho libel bill H. R. 683, got by with
Just the constitutional majority limit
51 to 41. The bill provides that
when a newspaper has accidentally,
and not through design, published
something false and injurious about a
iporson tho nowspaper can, by pub
lishing a retraction on Its first page
within three days of the offense, it it
la a dally paper or within a week if
it is a weekly, and the person claim
ing to have been injured cannot claim
mental anguish and the like as ground
for damages. All the plaintiff can
claim If this routine Is followed Is
actual damages, such as might accrue
through loss of business, etc. The bill
provides for llbolous articles pub
lished about candidates for office, too
late before election to permit of the
publication of a retraction before the
election. It also provides for charges
against a woman's character. These
two are exempt from the provisions of
Tho house Is having a battle royal
pn the university appropriation bill
which is being attacked from many
angles. Tho committee recommenda
tion to refuse an appropriation for tho
experiment station at Culbertson was
upheld but tho house gave tho Valen
tine station $13,500. The fight Is cen
tering about whether such sums as are
asked for tho university hospital build
ing at Omaha should be deducted from
he sum raised by tho one-mill levy, "
A real conflict was staged on the
floor of the house over a bill changing
the salaries of county boards. As
originally drawn, the bill provided for
a per diem salary for road overseers,
but another measure was substituted.
The new bill made a new alignment In
counties under certain salaries as fol
lows: In counties under township or
sanitation, of between 15,000 and 20,
000, $500 per year; in similar counties
not under township organization,
11,000 per year; in counties of from
9,000 to 15.000 population under town
ship organization, $400;
Torrens Bill Amended.
Tho senate commltteo recalled the
Torrons land bill and tacked on an
amendment that someone observed
Baved It from the danger of being
termed a bill "for tho relief of blank
book printers." Tho nmondmont, as
offered by Henry of Colfax, provides
that no county need purchaso the
books nnd records necessary for the
Installation or the system unless a
potltlon bo presoutcd signed by 10
per cont of tho freeholders of the
With the Blooms of Easter
lyiK. KmfkkmA s&?rS"X
Lilies, always lilies at the Easter-tidei
Purest whiteness, richest fragrance scattered
far and widei
Leaves .-budding, birds a-scudding, winds a
Sap a-shooting newest life-blood through the
Hearts a-throbbing, all aglow with life, on
These are welcome heralds at the Easter-tide.
BROUGHT THE JOY
OF EASTER TIME
When the Spirit of Youth Came
to the Girl Who Had the
Foolish Thought That
She Was Tired.
EASTER tlmo lay over tho land a
i time of radiance and music, of birds
and flowers. Hearts beat happily in
tune to the joy of an awakening
spring, and tho golden Uly-heartB were
reflected In every smile.
It was Easter time, tho time of
youth and brightness and resurrection
hardly tho tlmo for Weariness to
visit the girl; but with head bent
toward her ho was leaning over her
i chair, talking softly, persuasively in
"You're tired," ho told her as hlfl
old feet (for Weariness Is as old as
tho world Itself) beat a tattoo on the
worn floor. "You're bored, you want
"I'm tired," murmured the girl gaz
ing dreamily into space for she did
j not seo Weariness standing beforo her
"I'm bored. I want something dif
ferent from this work-n-day world."
Weariness sat down in tho chair
and prepared for a comfortable chat.
He had made a good beginning and
bo meant to improve his time.
"You dislike evorybody, even the
strangers on tho Btreet," he prompted
with a thln-llpped, dlsagreeablo smllo.
"I dislike everybody that I know,"
said the girl with a defiant stamp of
her foot "I dislike everybody with
not one exception."
"You're doing well," he commented
with a chuckle. "I'm proud of you,
girl. You're tired you're bored. You
dislike everybody with no exception.
Perhaps nobody likes you."
"Nobody loveB me," echoed tho girl;
"not a soul. If I were starving no
body would help mo! If I wero freez
ing nobody would help me."
"Unpopular girl," said Weariness
happily, looking across the room at
tho bright hair and pretty features of
his companion. "To look nt you no
ono would Imagine It. Your eyes aro
blue nnd your hair Isn't gray It's
young hair. Isn't It sad that your life
should bo so tragic?"
"It la sad." Again tho girl stamped
her foot. "It's more than sad; It's ter
rible. I guess you'd think so too, if
you wero me." And she started to
cry, head on folded arras, shoulders
shaking convulsively. "I'm tired," she
Outside the sun glowed over a world
of flowers and springtime. Inside, the
same sun, grown dusty, fell on the
crying girl and the cynical, world-old
figure seated before her.
The door opened softly and a breath
of air cool, bracing air stole In.
The girl, head In arm, did not notice
It. Bjit Weariness raised his cyea to
the opening door and sniffed at the
freshness of the breeze. And as he
gazed a figure came In with brisk,
quick step tho figure of a young
man, Htho, and handsome, nnd smil
ing. A white Allot bound his crisp
black hair to his head, and a pair of
whlto-wlnged sandals clung to his feet.
Weariness raised himself from his
chair and gazed at tho newcomer.
Then ho turned his eyes away and
"You'ro not wanted hero," ho said,
"young man. She's discouraged, nnd
tired, and bored. Sho doesn't want
"Sho does want me," snld tho boyish
one, "but sho doesn't realize it. I am
the Spirit of Happiness and Sunshine
and Love. Every young person needs
me, whether they know It or not
courfio uho wants mo."
Weariness yawned again and
bniBhed his hand carelessly over his
"Who are you?" he aBked crossly.
Tho young man drew himself up
proudly, and stood before tho bent
form with tho radiance of sunlight
shining out of his eyes.
"I," ho said, "am Youth!" And he
turned swiftly and went ovor to tho
crying girl and touched her on the
"Friend," he told her, "my friend, 1
am hero with you."
Tho girl raised her face and looked
with tear-stained swollen eyes past the
radiant figure (Sho did not Bee 'him
but sho heard his voice.)
"Who aro you?" sho whispered. 1
did not know that I had a friend."
"You haven't," Weariness snapped
from his stand by tho chair. "No
body loves you you hato everybody."
"I am Youth," answered tho young
man pleasantly, ignoring tho interrup
tion. "And I am not your only friend.
Tho wholo world loves you."
Tho girl was staring past Youth to
Weariness staring with a hopeless
ness In her eyes.
"Ho'b right," sho whispered. "I hate
Youth started forward Impetuously
and laid his hand on her nrm.
"You don't you can't," he pre
tested. "Think of your school chums,
think of your teachers, think of your
church. Do you hato the little laugh
ing bablcB that play in tho sunlight
of tho park? Do you hato tho little
lame newsboy with his smllo and his
crutches? Think of your family your
Tho girl wiped her eyeB with a fluffy
bit of laco handkerchief, and looked
down sheepishly. "I forgot them," she
murmured. But Youth was talking
"You any that nobody loves you?"
he asked her. "You dare to Bay that?
How about your Sunday school class,
and your pastor, and all of the people
that you love? Don't you think that
they return your affection?"
The girl was smiling now. A watery,
nearly happy little smile.
"I didn't think," sho cried softly.
Then her face clouded, "nut I'm tired
to death. I'm bored," oho added.
"Oh," Bald Youth tenderly, "you'ro
wrong, little girl. Why, you'ro hardly
moro than a child yet. Your life haB
just begun. You aren't tired. I can
seo a pathway standing before you,
clear-cut against tho horizon line. I
see milestones against that pathyway.
white, shining milestones. And they
are marked 'Happiness and 'Duty
and 'Achievement' and 'Lovo.'" Yet
you Bay that you aro tired and bored."
Tho girl Btarted up from her Beat,
and spoko Impulsively, all her tired
ness swept away.
"Forgive me," she begged, "for talk
ing bo.' I didn't mean a word of It
I won't talk that way again. I'm go
ing on smiling down my pathway."
Then the Young Man sprang for
ward and taking her faco between hla
hands ho kissed her softly.
"Go," ho Bald, "my friend. Life Ilea
beforo you, and you havo the kiss of
Youth on your brow."
Then Weariness slunk away.
Outside tho sun threw dancing
shadows across tho awakening earth.
It waB Easter tlmo. Margaret E
Sangster, Jr., In tho Christian Herald
Gives New Meaning to Life.
To "know him untl his resurrec
tion" brings the power of God Into hu
man life In a. most practical way. His
divine sonshlp Is nttcsted Ills words
havo authority The promised Holy
Spirit will glvo comfort, enlighten
ment, power. It establishes hopo,
quickens faith nnd (Ills llfo with u
now meaning, giving It tho radiance
o( tho transfigured Son of God.
Hv B. O. Rin.t.KIU. Actln Dlrortor ofl
Sunday Heluiol Courso, Moody Illblo In3
LESSON FOR APRIL 4
SAUL REJECTED BY THE LORD.
LESSON THXT-I Bnmuol 15:10-21
OOI.I)i:N THXT-rtolinM. to obey In bet
tcr tliun ancrltU'c. I Samuel 15:K.
Jonathan's victory (ch. 14) brought
with it a sinning on tho part of the
hungry, harassed Israelites in that
thoy ato of thu spoils "with tho blood"
(14:31, 32; Lev. 3:17, 7:2G). In tho
emergency Snul erected "tho first al
tar that ho built unto tho Ixird" (ch
14:35), n rather dilatory act on tho
part of a Godnnolnted king. Saul had
resorted to tho subterfugo of com
manding tho people "to roll u groat
fltone," I.e., cut tho throats of tho ani
mals of which they had eaten that
they might bleed, nnd thus bo nn evi
dence thnt tho nnlmnls had died be
fore being eaten. This thu people did,
fearing Saul, but having no'scruploH
In transgressing God's coimnnndH.
Thcso snmo peoplo rescued Jonathan
from tho foolish ow of Saul, for It
was his faith and valor thnt lwul chief
ly brought about tho victory.
I. God's Sorrow, vv. 10-12. Samuel
had first revealed God's purposo In
making Saul king, and llkewlso first
declared God's purposo to iIIbimiso of
Saul (v. 10). Saul'8 actions (vv. 1-9)
had stamped him as being no longer
worthy of God's confidence. Tho
word "ropenteth," meaning "to sigh"
(v. 11), denotes a chango of fouling
duo to Saul's actions and iiot to any
chango in tho character, purpose or
desires of Good. God was sorry that
Saul had proved himself unworthy.
A half-way obedlenco of God's com
mand only heightened his guilt.
"Whatever moral difficulties scorn to
llo, for a lator age, in Saul's commis
sion agninBt Amnlck, there wero nono
such for him" (Vaughn). Man's ro
pentanco Involves a change of mind
nnd purposo. In Saul's caso God re
pented, changed the instrument of his
execution, because of the change of
circumstances and relation. God la
ever tho same; It Is man alono who
changes. Saul had given Samuel
cause for anger (v. 11 It. V.), but ho
did tho wlso thing in taking It to God
In prayer. Arising early tho noxt
morning Samuel hastened to acquaint
Saul with Jehovah's mossage. It Is
remarkable of how many of tho great
men of tho Bible It Is Bald that thoy
roso early, Abraham, Gideon, Joshua,
Job, Jacob, Mobcs, etc., not to forget
our Lord Jesus.
II. Samuel's Rebuke, vv. 13-19. It
must havo been a striking accno when
tho agod Naznrlto prophet faced tho
proud but recreant king. A guilty
conscience Is often covered by a great
show of piety (v. 13), but such acta
cannot stlflo tho conviction of tho
heart nor dccclvo tho righteous Judgo.
Sin proclaims itself oven as Samuel's
sharp question brought conviction
from tho Hpb of Saul (v. 14; Prov.
28:13). Saul thought to decclvo Sam
uel by using a falsehood (v. 15). Tho
only safo courso Is to confess our
Bins (Ps. 32:15; I. John 1:9). Thero
Is an interesting suggestion In tho
way Suul uses tho Impersonal "thoy"
and "wo" In verso 15, as if to lay
tho guilt of his acta upon othors. It
la easy for tho sinner to blame others
and seek to mtnlmlzo his own guilt
(Horn. 14:12). Voreo 9 clearly In
dicates why Saul and tho people had
spared tho best of tho cattle. To uso
a part only for God and tho rest for
self In dlroct disobedience to God's
rights or tho rights of othors is to
incur his righteous wrath (vv. 22, 23).
lit. Saul's Self-Rejection, vv. 20-23.
God set Saul nsldo becauso ho hod
rejected the right and chose tho
wrong. Faco to faco with hla sin
Saul could not dodgo tho Issue. Sam
uel's "wherefore" (v. 19) must havo
aroused Saul's guilty conscience, it
is a question which should reach every
tempted soul. Samuel characterizod
Saul's sin as being due to stubborn
ness, rebellion, dlsobcdlcnco and a re
jection of God (v. 19). Again Gaul
bceks to evudo his responsibility (vv.
20, 21). Then Samuel speaks plainly
(v. 22) comparing his sin of disobedi
ence with witchcraft, stubbornness,
Iniquity and idolatry. Plainly ho tells
Saul, "Becauso thou hast rejected tho
word of tho Lord, ho hath also reject
ed tbeo from boing king" (v. 23).
Driven thus to a corner Saul mado
a confession of his guilt (v. 24) but
spoiled It all by acknowledging that
ho had greater fear of tho pcoplo than
This Is Easter Sunday, our reproach
has been removed, ot at Gllgal but
on Calvary. Tho unchanging God
hates sin, which Is unchangeable, has
condemned It on tho Cross that tho
guilty sinner may llvo.
Tho perslstcnco of Bin, tho Un
changeablcness of God and his un
yielding hatred of nln aro mot by tho
culmination of Easter for, "By tho
obedlenco of ono shall many bo mado
righteous" (Itom. 5:19).
Tho wholo root of Saul's troublo
was his attltudo towards tho word of
God. Every mnrt'e destiny hinges
upon what ho does with tho Llvlnjr
Tho resurrection of Josus is tho
tcnl of his authority, tho ovidenco of
his power and our etornal salvation
depends upon what we do with him,
John 3:10: 18:3d
Cause for Dejection.
"Hoy, llrudiliT, shat am goln' on In
din lioah vlllago, anyhow?"
"Why, soli, wo am celobratln' do
blrfday ol do oldest citizen ono hun
dred and ten yonhs old, soli!"
"Yns, but who's de long-fuccd lookln'
man besldo her7"
"Aw, chit's do son-in-law, Ho boon
payln' do llfo Inmmhnnco on 'or fob do
las' sixty yeahs!" Minneapolis Journal.
Hicks Did you go to tho moving
pictures last night?
Wicks No! My wife mado mo stay
at homo nnd rohang nil tho pictures
In the parlor.
"Don't you wish you had a fnlry
"All I want Is n god plain cook. And
that wish HccuiH too fantastical to
over bo gratified."
Not an Owner.
"Do thoy own nn auto?"
"1 don't think so. Ills hands seem
to bo fairly clean."
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