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c THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NKWS-JPUHVAI FRIDAY MAY 28 1909.
Pleasures of the Week.
.Ii'iuinott Mnycr , the little daughter
of Mr. nnd Mrs. Hoi 0. Mayor , was 7
yearn old on Wednesday , a company
of Illtlu folkw attending n party In hur
Iionor nt thu Mayor homo. A Maypole
polo dance on the lawn was a pretty
feature of the party. A nice llttlo
Bitppor was served nt the close of the
The ladles of the guild of Trinity
church hold a social session nt the
Emma of Mrs. Dolaon on Tuesday
evening. Light refreshments wore
worved. A program was carried out.
The ladles of the Christian church
wore entertained by Mrs. J. A. Zook
sit her homo on South Third street
The 1' . n. T. club met with Mrs.
James Wolflclol Tuesday nftornoon.
J\Irs. John liny was the out of town
Miss Esta Audi I. son was hostess to
the Trinity Social guild on Wednes
The Whist club was entertained by
lOr. and Mrs. I' . II. Snlter on Thurs
Miss Irene Hendlnger , who hns
Eicon visiting her sister , Mrs. George
3M. Kendall the past week , returned to
Bier homo at West Point today.
Mr. nnd Mrs. S. M. Drndon will re-
tturn today fiom Belle Plnlne , In. ,
whore they wont to attend the funeral -
noral of an old friend.
Mrs. A. Boomer of Lincoln will nr-
rlvo In Norfolk Sunday noon for n
few days' visit with Mrs. C. E. Burn-
Mrs. Irene Farrell of Clmdron was
the guest of Mrs. A. K. Leonard
The thirteenth annual commence
ment of the Norfolk branch of the
Western Conservatory of Music will
Jbo hold In the Auditorium Juno 1 , 2 ,
3 , 8 and 9. The first recital will be
sin nftornoon matinee muslcale. The
other four will bo evening recitals.
The last night will Include the com
mencement examinations. There will
3bo three graduates this year , Miss
Jttmido Whltla of Battle Creek , Harold
JDlers of Madison , and Lloyd Mohr of
Fierce. Among the special features of
fche occasion will be the presentation
of awards .to those who have been
present at every lesson during the
year and the awarding of n post
graduate gold medal. Mrs. George N.
Beels hns chnrge of the Norfolk
Iirnnch of this Chicago conservatory.
Only relatives nnd n few Intimate
* friends were present at a quiet home
wedding Wednesday morning when
Earl 13. Perry and Miss Clara Ander
son wore married by Rev. J. F.
toucher of Stauton , the ceremony tak
ing place at the uome of the bride's
parents , Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert' ' Ander
son , south of the Junction. The bride
' wore n golng-away gown of old rose
Vbroadcloth. A wedding breakfast fol
lowed the ceremony. The young people
ple went to Sioux Uty nnd Omaha on
a short wedding trip. They will live
in n cottage nt 505 South Fifth street
which had been built and furnished
ITor them before their marriage.
John P. Prollvensky of Stantonnnd
Bliss Tessle A. Baumnn of Tllden
were mnrrled In the Cnthollc church
at Tllden on Tuesdny morning , Fnther
Thomas Walsh of Battle Creek , as-
BUled by Father Rothkegcl of Norfolk
performing the ceremony along the
beautiful ritualistic lines of the
church. The bride was nttended by
Blisses Alice Stanton and Miss E.
Prollvonsky as bridesmaids and by
RIlss Crawley as maid of honor. The
groom was accompanied by Eugene
Bnumnn. A wedding breakfast was
served Inter at the home of the
bride's parents , Mr. nnd Mrs. H. J.
Bnumnn. Mr. and Mrs. Prollvensky
will make their homo in Stnnton ,
where the groom Is ongnged In the
THE KOENIGSTEIN RECITALS.
Music Pupils of Mr. L. Koenlgsteln En
tertained on Two Evenings.
Before "large nnd enthusiastic nudl-
ences , the pupils of Mi. L. Koenigsteln
gave their two plnno recitals Tues
day and Thursday evenings. The
liearty manor in which the efforts of
the students were received certainly
must have given satisfaction to the
performers nnd tencher. Learning by
tieart a certain number of pieces of
the right kind , and In the right con
nection , and keeping them by heart
until they form part of the furnishing
of the mind , will certainly glvo cul
ture to just the extent that the music
Is supplemented by dellectlon and se
The second part of Thursday's re
cital was devoted to the three-act com
ic operettn entitled "Tho Merry Par-
ty. " The cnst comprised about twen
ty people. Oporettn , mennlng , of
course , s'mnll ' oporn , that Is , comic op
era or n vaudeville , In which song nnd
Bpoken dialogue alternate , in which
the action Is not only Jocose but of a
The plot Is very simple : A merry
company of school cadets nnd girls
nre enjoying a picnic. Two of their
number ( Florence and Charlie ) dis
guise themselves as nn old man nnd
an old woman , nnd peddle apples , no
tions and candy on the picnic grounds.
"They are later put under arrest for
mischief and , alter throwing oft their
dlsgnlsoH , arc all happily reunited.
It Is the opinion of these who w.
dossed the play that the acting wi *
entirely devoid of any stiffness. Mrs.
Ersklno nnd Mr. Solomon arc entitled
to much credit for the action In the
operetta , having drilled these who
participated In their parts.
The two characters , the old man
and the old woman , acted lending
rolok , nnd ns such did splendid work ,
hoidorlng on the professional. The
throe policemen wore vorj clover nnd
made n lilt with their song nnd merri
ment. Mr. nnllnntyne may some day
develop Into n high salaried police
man. The captain acted his part ex
ceedingly well. Whnt Is more en
chanting and pleasing than the blendIng -
Ing voices of the chorus girls and ca
dets In unison ?
Throughout the piny much applause
was elicited. Take It all In nil , the
recltnls nnd piny wore n treat to the
Norfolk audiences. It Is undoubtedly
true that thp 'music loving people of
Norfolk will welcome more similar re
cltnls and that It Is a general wish
that light oporn , presented locnlly ,
should bo encouraged.
II REJECTED STORY
By MAUD MACMILLAN.
[ Copyrighted , 1009 , by Associated Literary
Some young ladies decide to become
literary only after having given the
matter as muen as half n dny's serious
thought , but Miss Nina Harper saved
eleven and n half hours by deciding
within thirty minutes after rending n
certain sketch of ( "Hilda's
As soon as pen and Ink and paper
could be procured she began work on
n story , and before sunset on the snmo
day It was Mulshed nnd sent off to the
waiting editor of a magazine.
Like Ouldn. Miss Nlun didn't start
out to write for money Her widowed
mother had been left a fair compe
tence Like Ouldu. slit hnd n sudden
desire to uplift sentlmout and Improve
the sot lal status of the world around
her Like Ouldn again , she hnd
thoughts and she wanted the millions
to share those thoughts with her ami
profit by them
This. In a wny. was prnNeworthy In
n girl of twenty who hud half n dozen
admirers nnd untlilm ; to do but to be
entertnlnlim tird Imndsomo and wait
for the right man to touch her heart.
UnforMinntoly for her. the various pub
lishers didn't share In her object or
enthusiasm They were out for the
dollar Instead of sentiment , or for the
sentiment tint brought In the dollars.
The llternry effort wns returned with
If that greedy publisher chuckled
over the Idea that he had nipped a
literary career In the bud by sending
back that manuscript ho was very
much mistaken Some young Indies
would hnvo stopped right there nnd
turned to crochet work , but Miss Nlun
didn't belong to that bunch. She shut
her lips tightly nnd determined not to
be killed oft. At the snmo time she
determined to kill that editor If over
In this determination she was backed
and encouraged by Fred Waterman ,
one of her admirers , to whom she
showed the manuscript , nnd related
how It hnd been chucked back nt her
ns If It had been copy for n family
almanac. ' Fred was n llsper In his
speech , but that only made his voice
more tender as he said :
"Miss Harper , take my word for It
that you hnve gone beyond Ouidn oven
In your first attempt ! It Is glorious !
It Is grand ! It Is ennobling ! I fool
the hotter mnn for hnvlng heard It
"I5ut they didn't publish It ! " protested - '
tested the girl.
"I see. but It wns too hlph class ,
don't you know It's beyond the edi
tor. He Isn't up to the sentiment of
This declaration molllQod Miss Nlnn ,
nnd she selected another publication
nnd another editor Mr. Waterman's
generous offer to call on nnd punch
the bend of the first editor wns de
clined on the ground that the said edi
tor mlcht already hnve regretted bin
hnsto In returning the mnnuserlpt.
The story cnme bnck from the second
end publication Just ns n request for
charity would hnvo been returned
"not Just wbnt wo are looking for. "
It hurt nnd humiliated , but It did not
quench Ouldn's first delicious little
sketches went begging. Miss Nina
bhed one tear , doubled up her fists and
consulted Mr Horace Elklns.
Mr Elklns wns another admirer ,
though he didn't lisp He hnd on
many occasions written the menu
cnrds for entertainments nnd there
fore wns ndmlrpd ns a literary mnn.
Ho rend the manuscript with the ut
most care , looked ut the bnck of ench
pngo ns ho laid It down and then an
nounced his solemn verdict :
"My dear Miss Harper , It Is grand !
It Is n gem ! Indeed , the only fault
possible to bo found Is thnt It Is too
gemmy. The modern magazine editor
Is not up to It. It Is ns far beyond
him ns Sbnkespearo Is beyond the av
erage farmer's hired man. For no
other reason was It returned to you ,
Whnt ! A gem like this crowded
among the mawkish love stories In
which the heroines cannot talk ton
words without making n grammatical
blunder ! Heaven forbid ! "
"Hut If they won't publish It how
can I get It before the people ? " nsked
the author , with anxiety In her tones
"I could cnll on these editors nnd
call them Ignoramuses and scoundrels
I could prove to them thnt tliov wore
suppressing the brightest nnd uiost
chnrmlng thoughts of the century "
"Hut thnt would anger thorn , "
Mr. Elklns picked up the manuscript
and carefully studied the backs of the
pages again and then sighed and
i iiM-il hi- ! os to n en ven Ho didn't
HIIV " In so ninny words , hut his at-
l.n'.o . plainly betokened thnt ho wns
.nit of It
Two days pinp otl. nnd then the Btory
WIIH sent i.u .y ngnln. There surely
must be iiin ( Jltur In the country who
could rNo to the sentiment of It In
duo tlmo which wnH nbout n week. It
cnmo hn > k for the third time There
wns n cold blooded typo written notice
Inclosed to the effect thnt Its rejection
did not signify tiny lack of literary
merit , but there was no consolation In
this. Indeed If It did not Inck literary
merit , why not publish It ?
This question wns nsked of young
Snngor a third caller and admirer ,
nnd ho promptly replied !
"BocntNc It Is Ouldn ever ngnln. nnd
you know the Jealousy ngnlnst Ouldn
All these nmgnzlno editors are a trust
They won't permit a now writer tn en
ter the field and make a reputation.
Why. Miss Flnrpor I once wrote n
story tml sent It away and hnd It come
baol ; on me twenty-four times Rut
for this Jealousy I might hare boon a
Wllklc Collins In time Htttr I got the
name right ? Was ItVllklo \ or Tom
Collins ? Have you spoken to Mr.
Granger on the matter of the story ? "
"Why. no ! And Unit's funny , be
cause I've hoard that ho was u literary
man Ho hasn't called here for two or
three weeks , however , "
' Ho Is the editor of the very mag
azine that sent It back to you for the
third time. "
"Then then when ho calls iigalu"
And Miss Nina's eyes Unshed , nnd
she flushed up. and she didn't have to
finish the sentence to make young
ganger understand that there would
bo something doing
Mr , Granger had boon nn acquaint
ance and u culler for n ycnr or more.
Ho hnd made n pleasant Impression nt
lenst. and If ho had not talked shop
during his calls and brought In his
literary connections It wns n tribute
to his sense and modesty.
'Nothing more wns to be done with
the story until ho called , but Miss Nlnn
made a memorandum and kept It be
fore her. It rend :
"Never read nnother'copy of the
"When Mr. Granger calls hnve It out
with him If ho cannot rise to you In
tellectually It will be bettor If ho re
mains away "
In the -ourse of n couple of weeks
Mr. Granger dropped In Ho arrived
at nn opportune moment thnt Is , Miss
Nlnn was reading her written thoughts
over agnln for the hundredth time nnd
rcnllzlng the loss to the world by their
not being published.
She hnd not armed herself with any
dendly weapon A woman doesn't
hnvo to In such n cnse. This one on-
tored the drawing room with mnnuv
script In hand. She made a frigid bow
and extended n cold hnnd. It was as
If she were greeting a man who held
a second mortgage on the mansion.
Of course Mr. Granger noticed his
reception , but not being conscious of
any soclnl dereliction ho exerted him
self to thnw out the ntmosphere. Ho
hnd come to believe he was succeeding
when the manuscript was thrust Into
his hands and an Icy voice commanded :
"Sir. rend that. If you please ! "
"Certainly ! With the greatest pleas
ure U'm ! U'm ! This seems to be a
"It Is a story ! "
"Some young lady friend of yours
innking n first effort ? "
The question wns trentod with con
"U'm ! 'U'm ! Seems to be n combi
nation of essay and moral lecture.
Written by some young lady to rend
at commencement or before a club
Two or three beautiful thoughts. 1
can't have seen It before , nnd yet It
roads fntnlllar. "
"It ought to. sir ! "
"But but I really bollcve I hnvo
rend parts of it somewhere at some
"You havo. It wns sent to your
magazine for publication. "
"Ah. that Is it. and I sent it back ,
of course ? "
"Yes. you sent it bnck. "
"You see. Miss Harper. It Isn't a
story , nor n sketch , nor an essny. but
plonse say to the young Indy thnt she
Is to be complimented on her beauti
ful Idonls. I nm sure she must bo a
lovely nnd chnrmlng girl Indeed. I
would very much like to know her. "
"But. Mr Granger. If she Is to bo
complimented on her Ideals why did
you send the story back ? Why throt-
tie her aspirations nnd nmhltlons nt
the very stnrt ? As u first effort It
may lack In plot or construction , but
couldn't you have remedied tlmt with
n llttlo trouble nnd felt the prldo of
bringing out n new authoress ?
"I I think. " he answered after a
moment , "that I wns n bit selfish
nbout It , and I hope you will forgive
mo I sent It bnck becnuso 1 preferred
to bring out n wife rather thnn nn
nuthoross ! "
A dny or two Inter young Wntertnnn.
who hnd hoard thnt Miss Nlnn was
going to glvo Mr. Grnncer "fits.1 called
to see If ho bad got what was coming
to him yet On leaving the house be
shook hnnds vigorously nnd effusively
nnd said :
"No , Isn't It lovely to bo In love
and engngod ? I cnme nround to pop
the question myself , but It hns boon
popped , nnd so I will say no more
except thnt I nm sincerely thine. "
Elk Point Asks It.
Centervlllo , S. D. , Mny 21. A meetIng -
Ing of parties Interested In the Sioux
City and BIJou Hills Interurban line
was held In this city. F. E. Graves of
BIJou Hills , nnd Mr. Miller , of Acad
emy , S. D. , two of the five Incorpo-
rntors , were present. These gentle
men nro the main pushers In the now
enterprise , nnd nt present nro visiting
the different communities along the
line to arrange for pushing the snle of
stock. Elk Point Is anxious to bo on
the line of the now rend nnd a meet
ing wns arranged by the above par
ties , to be held there today. Some
thing more definite will bo given out
In a few days.
Why Mrs. Adams WAS Not Home.
The Nor Or Smith wns ncknowl-
edged n great proncher , nnd ho wns
nlsj a close student. But ho * wns mi
pastor nnd hnd n horror of making
pastoral culls. One dny ho heard nn
nddress which convinced the dear old
mnn tlmt by not visiting Ills parish-
loners ho hnd not perhaps fulfilled his
duties ns a spiritual loader. So ho do
tormlned to cnll on each member of
his clninli. nnd , taklna. the roster of
the church , ho decided to do It alpha
botlcally The first unine was Mrs
Ad'ims. so to Mrs . -intus" house reso
lutely wont the r..thful pastor next
afternoon. But Mrs. Adams wns not
at home said the maid
"Not nt homo ? " echoed the pastor.
"N-n-o. sir. " answered ( ho somewhat
But the pastor , not knowing why she
was embarrassed , thought perhaps the
girl was "fibbing. " so ho persisted.
"When will Mrs. Adams return ? " ln >
"I really don't know , " answered thf
"You don't knnw ? " nskod the pnstor
"Hnvo you no Idea nbout when ? "
"Well , not exactly , doctor. " replied
the maid. "Sho tnny return by S
o'clock You see. she's nt the come'
tery burylm : her husband. " Ladles'
Great Britain clings to Its own nu
merical system and regards a billion
as n million times n million. But
America differs , a billion In the United
States being only a thousand millions.
This Is perhaps the only Instance In
which a thing Is bigger In the old
country than In the new. One bns to
go only n little wny from Englnnd-
to Calais to Hnd the billion lessened ,
for Franco dignifies a thousand mil
lions with the name of billion. They
arc wasting n word In Franco lu this
connection , however , Inasmuch as
there is already a word , milliard , to
dosignnte this number. Chlcngo Rec
Man Claims-to be Christ , Himself.
Mdnlson , Neb. , May 1:2. : Speclnl to
The News : Two young men , strang
ers , have been conducting a religious
meeting in the neighborhood of Lind
say , one of the two claiming to be
Christ. Notwithstanding their pre
tentious claims they have succeeded
In arousing considerable Interest and
hnve some following. When leaving
Lindsay for Albion , where they
planned to hold a series of meetings ,
they tried to Inveigle n young Indy
by the nnme of Chrlstena Anderson
to nccompany them nnd assist In the
work. Her parents refused to permit
her j . to do so , but the young lady was
determined and it was necessary for
the marshal to take charge of her.
Rev. H. C. McClanahan , pastor of the
Presbyterian church , will preach the
baccalaureate sermon to the graduat
ing class at the Presbyterian church
Sunday morning. Commencement ex
ercises will occur at the opera house
Thursday evening of next week and
class day exercises Friday afternoon
at 2 p. m.
Miss Florence Biggs , who formerly
taught music in the Madison schools
and whose parents reside here , was
married Wednesday at Alliance , Neb. ,
to Charles Hester. During the last
year she has been in charge of the
music in the Alliance public schools.
Judge Bates Issued a marriage li
cense to Norrnan A. Ginn and Arltta
Tewksbury of Creston.
Redmer Gets License No. 7.
The seventh saloon license , over
which there has been much contention
in Norfolk during tha past ten days ,
was granted last night to W. A. Red
mer , successor to Ralph Beverldge
and Ray Weber.
The remonstrance of William Stokes
against Redmer , which had blocked
the wny up till last night and which
had created more or less excitement ,
was suddenly withdrawn at the be
ginning of the council meeting. Rob
ert Bathke then filed a new remon
strance against Redmer , but falling to
get any co-operation , ho shortly with
drew It. By a vote of 5 for , 1 against
and 1 not voting , the seventh license
was granted to Redmer.
Redmer came" here about two
months ago from Beemer. Ho form
erly lived at Winside , also. When the
first six licenses were granted some
time ago , remonstrance was filed
against Redmer by Stokes , another ap
plicant. It Is presumed that Redmer
has arranged to buy out Stokes' liquor
No more licenses can be granted
under the ordinance nnd thus the
Stortz nna Krug snloon buildings nre
without license holders. Selling ,
Stokes , Walton , Grant and Marqunrdt
are ( the five last year's license hold
ers who do not renew.
Dolln Ready to Stop.
Jack Koenlgstein , as attorney for
Stokes , withdrew the Redmer remon
strance Immediately nfter the council
meeting was called to order. Coun
cilman Pat Dolln , who hnd evidently
become disgusted with proceedings ,
created a stir by moving that no more
licenses be Issued this year. The mo
tion was not seconded.
Robert Bathko then got In the bamo
with his remonstrance'against Stokes ,
but having no witnesses at hand and
securing no backing , promptly with
drew from the game.
The Redmer license wns granted on
motion of Dolln seconded by Craven ,
it wns granted , Dolln , Craven , Fues-
lor , Blakeman and Coleraan voting for
It. Winter declined to vote and Fisch
er voted no.
. There was no particular contest as
the evening's proceedings had been
generally agreed on.
That which is not for the Interest
of the whole swarm Is not f * the in
terest of n slnglo boo. Marcui
Kings of the Air
Orville and Wilbur Wright , Famous Aeronauts , Who Are to Bo
Honored by the Aero Club of America and by Medals
From Congress Though Courted by Kings
and Lionized In Europe , They Care Lit
tle For Fame and Publicity.
Uy JItS A. blittlt.TON.
a few months ago Wilbur
WIIKN went to Franco and
Orvllle started to Fort Myer
the world know little about
thorn except Hint tlioy were n mystery ,
( hut they belonged to u bunch of In-
vi'Uiors win * were trying to ll.and .
( hut some people said thc.i luul suc
ceeded. Now they return the lions of
Uuropo. the courted of kliigs. them-
helves the acknowledged king" ot the
ulr. The.\ arc met lu New VurU with
u reception such n i Is given only to
the most eminent political leaders or
to homecoming conquerors. Their own
vltj ot Day I on , O. . Is to hnve a two
days fete. In their honor , at which the
governor of the state and other high
dignitaries are to nttend. The Aero Club
of America Is to present them with n
medal , the president of the United
States otllelutlng ; congress votes them
another medal on behalf of the whole
nation , while the newspapers from
oeeun to ocean teem with their pralsoa.
This Is climbing some for a humble
United Brethren bishop's sons who
hut a feu iwirs ago were running n
was making a series of tests at the
time of the fatal accident that killed
Lieutenant Selfrltlgc and Injured the
Inventor himself. These nre the only
( lights that will bo made in Amorlen
Afler about three month * In their own
hind the Inventors will hasten back to
Europe to conduct ( lights before the
Gorman emperor , the king of Italy
and .others of the crowned heads of
Europe , most of which crowned head.- )
have been completely turned by the
world beating fonts performed by these
modest and quiet Americans.
The Wiights and the Kings.
A correspondent for a ( N'ew York pn-
per has dos rlbrd ( he honors showered
on Wllliui WrlUit by the king * and
hLs own Indifference thereto In thin
Imaginative way :
"The Wrights nre a furore abroad.
"Now how nre the Wright brothers
affoi ted li > < ill this adulation , by this
adoration Cm n < ulillmc success enough
to make an ordinary mortal's head
" ( 'an you not come to us and per
form yout miracle In Berlin ? ' writes
" 'We cannot. ' answers Wilbur
MEDAL FOR THE WRIGHT BROTHERS FROM THE AERO CLUB
REVERSE ABOVE. OBVERSE BELOW ,
bicycle repair shop in n small Inland
city. The bird of fume has u delight
ful way ot lighting where It llstoth ,
and those on whom It descends are as
liable to be plowboys , rail splitters
und tnechunlcs us they * are to bo the
pet children of fortune decorated with
long lists of university degrees.
The Wrights are entitled to all the
honors they nro receiving , and more.
It will require future ages to nil the
due monsure of their fnme. Whatever
they have accomplished has boon by
their own efforts. The few attempts
previously made to navlgute heavier
than air machines wore of llttlo help
to them They bad to test every step
of the wny by practical experiment :
they hnd to learn to fly by flying.
A/tor tbo wonder Is accomplished It
looks compnratlvoly simple , but It wus
nnythlng but simple In the trying out
stnges The chief difficulties wore not
mocbanlc.nl. but scientific. The great
problem wns tbnt of balance , the over
coming of air currents. Hero they had
nothing to guide them and were com
pelled to build up n science of nlr re
sistances , to model and remodel motors
and propellers , rudders nnd wlnm. to
learn the details of gliding flight nnd
to perfect their machines until equal
to all demands One of the great se
crets of their success Is a contrivance
for shifting the angles of their planes
as does n soaring bird. Contrary to
general belief , however , they gained
no Ideas from birds until they thorn-
solves hnd flown. Then they could see
the rensons for the mnnouvers of the
fenthorod folk and gained vnlunble
hints Ono does not learn to ride n
blcyclo by watching some one"es ! < do
It , but once having done the trick the
methods of another become Intelligible
When Taft Presents Medals.
The dnto sof for the preseutntlon of
mcdnls by President Tnft to those two
famous Amer'cans ' Is Juno 10 The
Dayton reception Is Juno 17 and 18
The brothers do not tnke kindly to the
Inst named festival of praise They
ny they nro too busy. Besides , they
Room to rnre little for fame and are
averse to publicity The real reason
may llo still deeper TJirnu b tie | long
years when they were working In com-
pnrntlvo poverty to perfort their In
vention their Dayton neighbors bad
neither appreciation nor money to as
sist In the work.
During the months of Juno and July
the brothers will complete their exper
iments at Fort Myer , where Orville
Wright .Noie the Siamese we. 'Wo
do noi IIi.o yout climate.
"We Invite you Italy. ' writes tbo
king of Italy 'My people will glvo
you an onrnes ( welcome. '
" 'Wo nro too busy Just now to tnnke
visits.1 declared Wright frankly. "
Not to spoil n good story , but hi the
Interests of truth. It must bo said that
the Wrights have promised tbo kaiser
to visit him , that Wilbur Wright did
co to Rome lu response to the Invita
tion of King Victor Emmanuel'and
thnt ho was at least decently affnble
when visited by King Edward of Eng
land nnd King Alfonso of Spain. Why
should be not have been ? It wns but
ono monarch mooting others , the king
of the nlr greeting his brother rulers of
It Is even nverrcd that "lo grand
Wilbur , " ns the French cnll-the older
brother , grow qulto chummy with the
king of Spain Poor Alfonso wanted
to fly. but his mother and prime min
ister would not lot him So ho hnd to
content himself with looking on wist
fully nud sitting In the mnchlne to
chat with the Inventor after the won
derful flight wns over. Poor kings !
There nro some things thnt even they
As for Kdwtird VI L. ho wont all tbo
way from ( Miu-rltz to Pnu to see the
American ( /'tilii-i and Ills Invention ,
and the rn"M Wilbur wan gracious
f'iouili ) to ni'it'c two flights ,
The klna I. llcwi-d them , us be him-
elf oxi'i1- ' ! " il It ltb hated breath
"You urn1 come to Cnvlaid" he
snld ciin'l'"I . hope vou will como
soon It I II ' 'i > n wonderful I nm
nRtnnlsli- d < | : | ( d "
Tinn - ' n in Mr Wright by the
king i ! ' ' "I : pi ice nt Home by
Kpoi lal lin ' l-iii ni'il ! > ihiisdi's rlbod :
"The ! : ! u hi sp"ko In Kii"llsh.
seemed t r' , , urn li Intm-sted
mid usu i\ \ j i" i'"i'd 'MH'iil' ns con-
cerrl'ir t1 --'riii acropxnc and Its
flights T' iiit was iiHtnnMii'd nt
hfirl i ! v " . - re. i-rii - nit-lit 151
klloflieii-rs. i"1 put .il.-.d > tie present
nt hl.s er i : : > m . " ' ! ! :
The iniiie ' i" ' > ' riiiV r MH > rptiu
the falr\ , title nUiiu tiio unei m
which Wllbui Wrlsbt turned dnwu
roynltj throws a lew more rhetorical
tllptlaps In ( li cill.lnu Hievnj un at
common pcif | i of rnitlci' Innki'll ill .
the lieu inii > i-i. |
"Afiet U III ur Wright Irs | orf'iniinl s
one of his hpectacular ioniuestx | < > f the E
nlr In fiice of a thunder nf nppl HIMV
from hyHterlcal Frembuieu mime of \
thorn 'so excited tlmt they couldn't
eponk. only splutter , ' aa Wilbur Wright
himself described them what doe.s
this conquorlnu' Yankee hero do as ho
touches the earth ?
"To the sheer nmnzoment of the
frantic spectators , ho Just M-ndfl hack
nnd while i hewing n whlsp of straw ,
twlrlx mei Imnlonlly n piece of stick or
begins whittling This Is the slmon
pure Yankee at the court of King
"When M Hurt lion , the French min
ister of public works , who hnd been
Invited by Wrlsht to tnke n trip nloig |
with him , alighted , ho was HO trans
ported thnt ho Jumped on the Invent ,
or's shoulders , wrapped hla nrms
nround his neck nnd gave him n re
sounding kiss through mcro exhilara
tion You may picture for yourself
the blank astonishment of the stolid
Ynnkoo tiler1' ! '
Description of the Machine.
The Wright brothers' aoroplntio hns
been described ns looking like n street
car with the sides nnd ends knocked
out , lonxlng only the top and lloor with
frail uprights holding them together
The machine sail" sldewlso , with Its
great planes extended like the wings of
But the details can best be given In
the words of Orvlllo Wright himself
"The machine. " ho says , "Is forty feet
wide over all and nbout thirty from
stem to stern nbout eight feet high.
"If has one motor , of our own make ,
which develops twenty-live to thirty
horsepower It differs from many mo
tors In that It has no carburetor We
pump the gasoline directly Into the In
take pipes whore the mixture Is
formed We thus got n constant mix
ture and avoid carburetor troubles en
tirely No ; wo don't want to control
the speed of the motor. Wo ndjust It
to run at Its best and lonvo It alone.
The speed at which wo fly Is governed
by the planes nnd the resistance we
offer to the air
"The frame Is mndo of silk , spruce
nnd nsh The webbing Is of unbleached
muslin , and there nro about fiOO square
feet to tin' lifting pianos. The mn-
chine weighs about 800 pounds with
out supplies , operator or passengers
and when In use bns about two pounds
of weight for every lift In square foot
of plane This Is greater than HO mo
birds and less than some.
"You see. the faster you go the less
lifting or supporting surface you need.
This machine is destined to go forty
miles an hour
"We have i > horizontal rudder in
from and a vertical ono behind , but
the control of an aeroplane Is not the
Mime as that of an nlrshlp such na n
dirigible The angle of incidence of
the planes to the air Is regulated by
the speed wo travel nnd the surfnco
of the pianos To alter them by the
lovers alters the notion of the aero
plane , but the angle of Incidence re
mains about the name , except momen
tarily. Wo bond our pianos In use.
twlstlns thorn Into different icurves.
Wo have worked from the hellcold
curve for n long time
"Thoro are three levers for the con
trol of the airship Two may bo used
with one hand nud nt once. The other
controls the rudder and not the planes.
"Is It hnrd to learn to run nn aero
plane ? I sin uld not think It would bo
so very cllflli ult now. but It does re
quire a knnck. as riding the bicycle
does Wo had to do everything at
once nnd learn riding ns well. "
Natural Inventors. ,
These famous Inventors nro the sons
of Bishop Milton Wright of Dnytou.
Wilbur wn" born near Mllvllle , Ind. ,
on April 10. IStiT ; Orville in Dayton.
Aug 19. 1871 Both brothers nro rath
er tall and slight both are precise ,
scientific , reticent nnd almost cold In
mariner , nnd neither apparently cnros
for money or fnme. They nre nntural
Inventors , hnvlng lonrned wood en
graving while more boys and having
constructed a printing press out of a
llttlo old rubber , some cord wood , part
of a buggy top and a few other odds
and ends picked up in the back yard at
home. Then the blcyclo craze came
along , nnd they started n blcyclo re
pair shop and from this went into the
untried field of airship Invention.
After bis recovery from the Fort
Myer accident Orville Wright Joined
his brother In Franco and was accom
panied by a sister. [ Catherine , who had
nursed him back to health. France
showered her delight on the whole
family. Wilbur remained the lion , as
tbo actual ascension work was done
by him , but the brunt of the soclnl
duties were tnkon off his shoulders by
tbo brother nnd sister. Miss Kntberlno
keenly enjoyed It nil. the banquets ,
honors and excitement repaying her
for the long years when she was sym
pathized with as being the sister of
these "two crazy brothers , " as their
neighbors lovingly nnd appreciatively
called thorn. I presume every ono whoever
over did anything for humanity has
boon called crazy by tbo numerous
race of numskulls
Wilbur nnd Orvlllo Wright are
Americans The future will class them
as among the greatest Inventors In
history They lnm > reached the goal
thnt men have sought for renturloa.
For dint triumph they nre receiving
honors from all ( be1 world honors ns
great ns those showered upon kings
nnd onnou"rors It N therefore most
fitting thai America herself Is now doIng -
Ing these her own children n little
Alnsworth Beats Atkinson ,
Ainsworth , Neb. , May 21. Special to
The News : There was an Intensely
interesting game of ball hero Tuesday
afternoon between Atkinson nnd Alns
worth. The score stood 2 to 1 In fa
vor of Atkinson until the last half of
the ninth , wh'on Alnsworth hnd two
men on bases . Howard Wilson was
the bat and knocked a two-baggor ,
bringing in the two men , making the
score 3 to 2 In favor of Ainsworth.
Batteries : Atkinson , ICIrklnnd and.
Wilson ; Alnsworth , Sawyers and
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