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g with Moridsy, the Platte
Oo-mtar Tesflhers'Iastitnte has been in
sankm at the hih school building. On
aoooant of the disagreeable weather, and
the toot thai a number of the teachers
are attending snsurier school, a large at
trftwlaaftfr waa not expected, but the en
rollmeBt of twenty-six Monday forenoon
waa increased to fifty-six by evening, and
before the session closes the number will
be over seventy.
The instructors, Superintendent Conn,
Prof. Gregg and Miss Schlee, are much
interested in their work and the teachers
are co-operating with them."
One of the periods looked forward to
by all is the helpful talk period at 3:45 p.
m. On Monday this period was filled by
Edgar Howard of the Telegram, and on
Tuesday afternoon Miss Schlee. with the
aid of some primary pupils, entertained
the teachers in the gymnasium by show
ing them some new games for a rainy
Tuesday evening Prof. Gregg gave his
illustrated lecture on the "Geological
Story of Nebraska. " This is intended
to arouse interest in local geology.
Wednesday evening Superintendent
Oonn will give a talk for the benefit 'of
young teachers and Thursday evening
Prof. Gregg and President Thomas of
the Kearney Normal will address the
Thursday the Platte County Teachers',
association will elect officers and Friday
and Saturday will be examinations.
The musical program furnished by lo
cal talent for the opening exercises, both
morning and afternoon, is much appre
ciated by the teachers.
Following is a list of the teachers in
Lena Schmocker, Stella Morgan, Jen
nie Craig, Anna Byrnes; Julia O'Neill,
Emily Rorer, Winnie Knight, Caroline
Pelle, Susan MoCur, Alios Lyons, Lena
Matzen, George Camp, Anna Glur,
Louise Luedtke, Mary . Welch, Leta
Canfield, Anna Potter, Nellie Sullivan,
Augusta Nelson, Maud Goodwin, Juniata
Worden. Miss Reeves, Alice Zingg,
Florence Dunn, Ada Anderson, Emma
Webster, MaryDineen, Lena Ed wards,
Grace Johnson, Emma Meyer, Prof. Pat
terson, Effie Olson, Lizzie Knight, Rose
O'Oallsghan, Margaret Hughes, Delia
Rice, Emma Poesohel, Emma Luers,
Julia Hilzinger, Maggie Dress, Mary
Lewis, Lulu Knight, Grape Bloom, Ada"
Westcott, Rose Eisenmenger, Emma
Matzen, Lillie Karthaus, Anna McTag
gart, Wm. Farrand, Hazel Smith, Pearl
Leach, Ellen Dorr, Erma Nicholson,
Nellie Fenton, Corry Larson, Hazel
Sharrar, Prof. Raubach, Kate Hennessy,
Mary Sweeney, Anna Ottis, Ruth Beck
lund, Joey Dineen, Margaret Dinetn,
Edna M. Johnson, Sadie Connolly, Birdie
Dodds, Nellie Olson. Ada Phillips, Kath
eryn O'Oallaghan, Margaret Regan,
Anna Bedinger, Anna O'Callahan, Jva
VanBarlicon, Dora VanBarlicon.
! Baseball League.
The members of the Columbus Fire
department have organized a city league,
composed of a team each from the Hoo
kies, and Hose companies Noe. 1 and 2.
A series of games will be played for the
championship during the season, which
opens Sundsy, June 28, with a game be
tween the Hookies and Hose Uompany
No. 2. All three teams have ordered
aew uniforms, which will be here in time
for the opening games. A regular
schedule has been prepared and includes
games every Sunday until September 13,'
when the season will close. The lineup
of the teams is as follows:
Hose Company No. 2 Al Kurt, L.
Glur, L. Maier, W. Moersen. J. Brani
gan. J. Staub, W. Boettcher, Ed. Graf,
T. Rothleitner, J. Ernst.
Hose Company No. 1 Otto Scbreiber,
Otto Kumpf, Chas. Becher, Wm. Kauf
mann. T. Kaufmann, C. Gass, Otto Merz,
jr., Wm. Geiger,0. Heuer, C. Seipp.
Pioneer Hook and Ladder Co. W. L.
Boettcher, Wm. Heuer, 0. Hirschbruner,
Joe Haney, Walter Heuer, C. Pitman, B.
J. Galley, Joe Stovicek, Eilert Mobl-
The games heretofore played by the
different teams will not count in the
percentage for the championship series,
as the first one will be June 28.
On next Sunday, June 21, there will be
a game between Hose Companies Noa. 1
iMtt Mo. 5:
Robert Kummer is painting some of
the new farm buildings he has put up
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hahn left Monday
for Cody, Wyoming, for a visit with Mrs.
Hahn's sister, Mrs. Emma Manning.
W. T. Bonner of Princeton, New Jer
sey, arrived Monday for a short visit
with the home folks, returning Wed
nesday. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Bonner entertained
the young folks of the neighborhood at
their home Tuesday evening, the event
being called a bunch of roses, each guest
bringing a bunch of roses.
Farmers are stik complaining about
the excessive rainfall, which puts a stop
to work in the fields. And there are
some fields that have not yet been touch
ed, aa the ground has been entirely too
John 8wanson was down in Columbus
Thursday on business.
Ernest Carlson and Alfred Larson
were passengers to Columbus Saturday.
Lsoasrd Swanson, who has been
attending school at Genoa, is home on
the farm again.
Mrs. John 8wanson and daughter. Miss
Minnie, have gone to Surprise, Butler
ooaaty, on a visit, -
It rained all day Sunday, and we are
jaet aboat stuck in the mud. Some late
pleated con fields are very weedy.
Mr. and Mia. John Swanson and fam
ily were in Genoa Friday evening, attend
OUvar M. Swaasoa, being one of the
gradmating okas. .
I MAJfT YXL-JU AGO. 1
Files of The Journ'al, June 17. 1874.
An attempt is about to be made to
prorogate oysters and lobsters in the
great Salt Lake. The oyhters and lob
sters have gone forward.
Last Saturday night and early Sunday
morninjf the windows,of heaven opened
and such a rain came down aa is seldom
let loose on this planet. It never rains
in the Great American Desert, eh? -
Four or five citizens of York the other
day took a small job of killing snakes.
and in an incredibly short time, a "York
minute", they killed twenty-eight. We
infer that snakes are plentiful in York.
, Marshall Smith haa got under head
way bis bakery fronting on Thirteenth
street. We visited it Saturday, and
found Mr. Julius Rasmussen .in charge,
firing up for a "bake." The oven is nine
feet by eleven and capable of holding, at
once, three hundred loaves. Mr. Smith
deserves considerable credit,' sot only for
his enterprise in helping to build up the
town, but likewise for furnishing such
excellent bread as is daily sent out from
The recent heavy rains caused a sud
den raise of the Loup river and on last
Sunday night the temporary; bridge over
the Loup was rorced, ouu . xne lxmp
river seems to be master of the situation,
and it does appear, as if -no temporary
structure can resist the force of its cur
rent. At this writing a steam ferry boat
we are inclined to believe, would rather
astonish the old Loup river, and cause
her to wonder in what way she could
dash it to pieces.
Our Polk County Frtandf.
Occassionally there-is a church in the
county that shuts up and the pastor goes
on a vacation. Key. Mortomer R. Crisp
has been doing that very .thing.
Osceola is bound to have a park and
they will get it, too, unless the iellows
that are at the head of the movement,
get weary in well doing, but Doctor John
R. Gray never gets weary along- that
Frank Oscar Johnson and Ida Ellen
Johnson have failed to travel well in
double harness, and now they want to
get unhitched and so a petition has been
filed in the district court for the Jude
to unhitch them.
Miss Clara Herrmann has concluded
that her life-work shall be a trained nurse
and so she has gone to resume her
studies in the hospital at Omaha. Miss
Martha Herrmann accompanied Miss
Clara and will visit, relatives there for a
Bird Detweiler has also been roaming
'about the wesrefn part of the state and
other states. He stopped off here to
visit the numerous Detweilers of Osceola
and then hied himself away to the bank
at Millard, where he will settle down to
business and behave himself again.
Comrade Sid Miller and John Gaylord
have been roaming. They went clear
out to Colorado. They are satisfied to
let well enough alone, cease their roam
ing, and the probability is that they will
settle right down to business here in
"Little Polk" again. See if they don't.
It was not a very good day last Sun
day for the fraternal society memorial
day. Osceola got ss usual more "wet"
than they wanted, but when our f rater-
nals start to do things the "wet" don't
affect them much and this day was not
an exception, for they could do all the
program under cover in their lodge hall.
Polk county and Osceola in particular,
did its part in swelling the number of
attendants at the Grand Lodge, A. F. &
A. M., at Omaha last week. They came
back very enthusiastic over the meeting
of the 400 that were present. The Ma
sonry of Polk county is on the up grade
and the most distinguished Masons from
the three lodges of the county were the
representatives to the Grand lodge.
Everybody knows "Our Jim" who lives
in Clear Creek precinct. His other nsme
is J. W. Kinsman. He gets over to Osce
ola once in a while, especially tax-paying
time. He usually goes to Columbus, for
the bargains, and he was seen wending
his way toward that bustling city the
latter days of last week, and when he re
turned they say he was loaded, for that's
tbe place where good goods can be had
The M. E. ohurch here has drafted a
man from Kansas, Rev. S. F. McGuire.
He comes from Great Bend, and the pro
bability is that he will blow the gospel
trumpet here until the fall conference
meets, and maybe some more for he will
not have served a year by .that time, and
the old brother used to pray about con
ference' time, "Oh, Lord! Send us a
minister, and thou knowest if we don't
like him, we need'nt .keep him but a
And now for the seventh time in the
past not many years, the Stromsbnrg
News has changed hands again. Editor
Frank T. Robeck stepping down and
editor C. H. Wirth stepping up and tak
ing hold. It's funney that this paper
usually changes hands just about elec
tion time, but then Mr. Wirth we believe
is the right man for the place and if he
keeps up the gait that he has struck, the
Stromsburg News will get there, and
have the old time force that McCune
Tom Darnell Ctuf .
By invitation of the Ministerial asso
ciation of Columbus, Mr. Thomas Dar
nell, attorney for the Anti-Saloon
League of Nebraska, will deliver a series
of lectures- in the M. E. church, begin
ning June 24, 8 p. m. and closing June
28,8 p.m. Subject June 24, The Church
in Action; June 25, The Law of the
Liquor Trafflo; June 96, The Liquor
Traffic from the Financial Side; June 27,
The Young Men; June 28, morsing;
Ohristian Citizenship; evening, Tbe
Heywood Trial and Miaiag Camps.
D. W. R-rnT, Bec'y.
lotto JU. 4-
Liebig Bros, marketed their fat hogs
L. 8. Eby visited Silver Creek friends
Friday and Saturday of last week.
Henry Hartman returned last Satur
day from KadokaS. D- where he has
a claim. ,
May, Lena and Johnnie Murray are
expected home Saturday from Quincy,
III- where they have been attending!
On Shell Creek last week the heavy
wind blew down some trees at P. Ful
ler's and a big cottonwood tree near the
mail box at Keller's, and damaged the
windmill at St. Joseph's cemetery.
Komte Mo. 1.
Geo. Henggler sold two car loads
fat cattle to M. Cassin last week.
Only one bridge has been washed out
on the route this season, quite a differ
ence from a few years ago.
Last Friday night lightning struck a
big cotton wood tree near the house on
Oarl Rhode's farm, and almost demolish
ed the tree.
Following is a list of unclaimed mail
matter remaining in the post office at
Columbus, Nebraska, for the period end
ing June 17, 1908:
Letters Csasie Cournoyer, M Brady.,
Pink Brown, Frank Foy, Mrs Myrtle
Hahn, R P Kelly, A M Krupin, Mrs Lot
tie Martin, Hugo Major, Miss Bonnie
Moore, M r Rumpling. Cards Miss Lil
lie Potter, Marion Inyeart, Miss Mar
guerite Welpton 2.
Parties calling for any of the above
will please say advertised.
Oarl Kbamkr, P. M.
A meeting of the stockholders of the
Nebraska Central Irrigation Company,
is called for Monday, June 29tb, 1908. at
8 p. m., at the office of tbe Elevator
Roller Mills Co., Columbus, Nebr. Pur
poses of the meeting are:' Elections;
reports of President and General Mana
ger, Secretary and Treasurer; a proposal
and program for consolidation.
H. E. Babcock, President.
Rev- D. W. Reinhart, pastor. Sunday
school 10 a. m.; children's day 11 a. m.;
preaching 8 p. m.; prayer meeting
Thursday 8 p. m.
California Tourist Curt.
The idea that an inferior class of peo
ple patronize the tourist sleepers is an
error, tin many trips only tbe beet class
of travelers are found. They are merely
men and women of good sense who would
rather travel to California in this man
ner and save a snug cum of money. It
is beginning to be understood that it is
by no means necessary for the traveler
to spend a large sum of money in order
to enjoy a trip to tbe Pacific Coast.
If you cross the continent in one of
the tourist sleepers of the Union Pacific
you will enjoy your trip and save con
siderable money. Inquire of J. G.
Seal Estate Transfers.
Becher, Hookenberger & Chambers,
real estate agents, report the following
real estate transfers filed for record in
the office of the county clerk during the
two weeks ending June 6, 1908:
A Drake to C J Garlow, lot 3, part ltjt 2
blk2,T&Hsabdivoatlot9.Col. ,!.$ S0O 00
II 8 Elliott te Almon Drake, north K Its
Sand 4 blk 90. Columbus, wd .- 2100 00
A Haigbt to Lizzie B Dolao, part lot 1
blk "E" Becker's sab divoat lot 8. Co
lumbus, vrd WOO 00
C D Evans to Fred C Novell, lot 4 and
5 blk 1, Evans add. Coinbus. wd. . . .. 400 00
Wm Lewejohann to G M YanAckeren,
part out lot "A" Lindsay, wd 363 00
M H White to K Y Llsco. part bw se 18- '
17-lw, wd 1300 00
M J Ramaekers to Edw Connelly; nw se
5-19-3v, wd 2100 00
J N Mnnson to Stan Mitera, w se, ne so
EvaWBeonertoCH Seed, e ne 28-20-
2w,wd v .ViOOOO
H A Mansfield to M L Brace, out lot 2,
Gerrard's sab dlv to Monroe, wd 1000 00
H A Mansfield to M L Brace, oat lot 3,
Gerrard's sabdiv to Monroe, wd. 1000 00
United States to Jo Garlic-, lot 1 in 20-
Colambos Cemetery Ass'n to J E Ballon,
lot "Z" blk "D". deed 125 00
H 8 Elliott to D Westbrook, lots 7 to 11
blk 12, Hichland Park, Colambos, wd 250 00
Kate Leas to H B Robinson, Iota 5 and G
blk 4. Barrows, Neb 3000 00
J G Becher to Sarah Hayes, lot 1 blk 111,
Colambos, wd 250 00
Disgusted the Brakeman.
Senator Depew tells of a curious In
cident that once occurred on the New
York Central: "It seems that at a
small station a ticket agent had run
short on tickets and was obliged to
give a party of fishermen halves In
stead of wholes. Pull fare was paid
for those half tiokets, and the agent
went out on the platform when the
train stopped and explained the -mat
ter to the conductor, so that every-
wing auouia oe an ngnt. ie con
ductor had almost forgotten this oc
currence when, some ten miles farth
er on, the front brakeman came to
him and said in a tone of bitter dis
gust: 'This here half-fare dodge is
gettln' a little too hot for me, boss.
Why, there's, a bunch of children up
In the smoker what plays poker,
drinks whisky and wears whiskers.'"
Parable by Peary.
"You will get there yet," an admir
er, said to Explorer. Peary. "You be
come a better explorer every trip."
"Well." said the other, "there are
tricks in every trade, of course, and as
we live we learn, i anew an old gro
cer in Creeaon who had learned a lot
I stopped before' his shop one day and
looked curiously at a great line of
barrels of apples, some marked, with
an A and some marked with a Z. Why
are these barrels marked differently,
Uncle Josh?' I said to the old num.
They seem to be the same kind of
apples.' They is the same kind, son,'
the old man replied, 'but some custom
ers want a barrel opened- at the top
and soao at the hottos.'
fitter the Theater
STEP INTO THE
A Cool Glass of Beer
An orderly place ev
ery thing neat and clean.
We strive to please our
patrons with the best of
W. L. BOETTCHER
IN BATTLE OF LIFE
MATTER OF DIET IS MOST IMPOR
In Consequence the Asiatic, with His
Diversified Feeding, Has Manifest
Superiority Over the White
Races of the' Earth.
A conspicuous factor In the bat
tle of life Is omnivorousness, or di
versity of feeding. That animal which
has but a single plant, for instance,
which it can use for food, may be an
nihilated by frost or grub or any other
cause which would remove the plant
for a single season, says a writer in
the Pacific Era. That which feeds in
discriminately on all plants will find
abundant sustenance under more ad
verse circumstances. That whose
stomach receives vegetable or animal
food with equal favor has a still bet
ter chance for surviving; and that
which can catch the most various sort
of prey is more apt to have prey al
ways at its command than that whose
powers In chase, whose courage or
whose strength can overtake or over
come only the most slow-moving or
weakest animals. Man, the most per
fect of animals, and the one who in the
present conditions of the earth could
survive all others, has attained to
his position of mastery largely 'be
cause he is, of all animals, the most
Of all the varieties of man the
Asiatic, and especially the Chinaman,
is most diverse in his food. All is
meat to him animal or vegetable, in
the air, on the earth or in the waters
under the earth. lie can gorge him
self with joy on the abundant meat
diet of the Englishman; he can dine
comfortably and happily upon a brace
of mice, or eke out life for weeks
upon a few handfuls of rice. And all
the time he can work without ceas
ing. He can pack more of his kind
upon an acre of ground than any New
York tenement life can show, and live
there in what he regards as tolerable
comfort. In this he has precisely the
same advantage over the white man
as the European had over the original
inhabitants of this country, and as the
Englishman had over the natives of
It is really, therefore, those .char
acteristics of the Asiatic which we
most despise, and which we regard as
constituting his inferiority to ourselves
his miserable little figure, his
pinched and wretched way of living.
his slavish and tireless industry, his
indifference to high and costly pleas
ures which our habit of generations
almost makes necessities, his capacity
to live in swarms in wretched dens
where the white man would rot if he
did not suffocate all these make him
a most formidable rival for ultimate
survival of the fittest.
Our ancestors emerged from the
broad and roomy environment of pas
toral and savage life only a few cen
turies ago, and our life-sustaining fac
ulties represent what has been stored
up by heredity in the period which
has since elapsed. The eastern
Asiatic emerged from these condi
tions at a period so remote"that no
human record or tradition can be
found so old as to refer to a time
when China and India were not too
populous for the conditions of savage
life. The accumulated experience of
countless ages is, therefore, stored up
In the Asiatic's food-getting and food
saving capacity, and those ages prop
erly and fairly represent his superior
ity over us In the battle for the sur
vival of the fittest, if that battle is to
be fought in a fair field with no favor,
in open and undisturbed competition.
Good Game for Girls'' Party.
A game that will be of interest for
a young girls' party should be con
ducted by a good story teller. The
girls are placed in a circle around the
story teller. She begins a narrative
and must include the names of the
girls. Every time a name is men
tioned the girl must get out of her
chair and into another .one before the
speaker is seated. Every one must
make a scramble to protect her seat
and keep the story teller on the floor.
A new story is told and every time the
.word "love" is mentioned, each girl
must change her place. The speaker
aims to get a chair before ten-minutes
elapse, or she' must pay a forfeit.
Stand Up, Knocked Dowrj.
The London Lancet urges pedes
trians to stand up for their rights in
tbe streets which the automobilists
are .wresting from them. But the re
sult of any such' heroism on the part
of pedestrian's would -be more cases
for the doctors and the surgeons, and
the Lancet is the 'organ of the medical
A Virtuous Paradox.
"That young, doctor. Is a queer con
tradiction." "In what way?",
"He has an exceedingly good temper,
and yet he is lacking in patients."
No Golden View.
She (sentimentally) Will yon love
me when I'm old?
He (practically) That .is something
to decide by gray matter.
Protect the Material
Taxpayers Against Unwise
Hundreds of the best business hous
es of Omaha have joined an organiza
tion styled' the Merchants' and Man
nfacturers' association, which Is rap
idly growing in strength and influence.
Its avowed object is to protect the ma
terial interests of taxpayers against
any movement known to be detriment
al to them. Just now the association
is giving Its attention to the quiet but
vigorous campaign being carried on in
Nebraska by the paid agents of the
Anti-Saloon league; who are seeking to
foist statutory prohibition upon the
people through a subterfuge which
they call "county option." In other
states where they have operated they
openly declared that "the object of the
league is statutory prohibition;" that
"county option is a natural step to pro
hibition." The Merchants' and Manufacturers'
association stands for a strict enforce
ment of the Slocumb high license law,
under which any village or town may,
by popular vote, decide to license the
sale of liquor or not. Under this law
over 450 Nebraska towns have gone
dry. It affords the greatest possible
degree of home rule, not interfering
with the right of a community to man
age its own affairs. Under its provis
ions, outsiders cannot dictate to tbe
people of a town or village what they
must do in the matter of regulating
the liquor traffic. Every state in the
Union, save four, long ago adopted the
license system, and nearly two dozes
states have abandoned statutory prohi
bition in order to adopt the license
system. Experience has proved that
the local license system is the only
practical means of regulating and con
trolling the sale of liquor.
The new association of business
men holds to the conviction that the
SIccumb high license law has been of
great benefit to Nebraska since its en
actment in 18S7, and therfore the law
must be defended from attack. They
are convinces that business prosperity
is possible under the license system,
whereas it is easy to see that statu
tory prohibition injures business by
causing outside capital to shun a state
having that policy. They are con
vinced that county option means pro
hibition in the end, and for that reason
is a menace to the business interests
of the state'. Their appeal is made to
the merchants and taxpayers of the
whole state, knowing that if the latter
can be shown the true inwardness of
the movement for county option, they
will soon be able to effect an organiza
tion in every county strong enough to
destroy the work of the imported, sal
aried agents of the Anti-Saloon league.
Hundreds of business men have
joined the association under the fol
"As business men and taxpayers we
favor the movement to form an Asso
ciation of Merchants and Manufactur
ers for the purpose of adopting meas
ures to bring about a better enforce
ment of the Slocumb liquor license
law throughout the state a law mak
ing it optional with the people of a
town or city to say whether or not
liquor shall be sold. We believe the
said law has been of great benefit to
the state and that there can be no
better means for regulating the sale of
intoxicants. We stand for its strict
enforcement. We join this association
with the understanding that no dis
tiller, brewer, liquor dealer or saloon
keeper is eligible to membership. Our
object Is to protect property interests
from the ill effects of unwise legisla
tion." WOULD DESTROY HOME RULE
County Option is Radically Different
from Nebraska Local Option.
There is a great difference between
local option as defined by the Nebras
ka law, and county option as defined
by the Anti-Saloon league. Local op
tion guarantees home rule and pre
vents outsiders from dictating to
townsmen as to what policy they shall
pursue. On the contrary, county op
tion would give to voters in country
precincts and in villages the right to
say what another town must do in re
spect to regulating or abolishing the
liquor traffic. County option would
destroy the principle of home rule,
whereas local option sustains that
principle. The one is antagonistic to
For instance, say that the taxpayers
of a town had voted for license while
other towns in a county bad voted
themselves dry, the policy of county
option, if adopted by the legislature,
would enable the voters of the dry
towns and country precincts to com
bine and force the wet town dry. In
other words, outsiders could rin a
town regardless of the will of the resi
dent taxpayers. The state would of
course retain the power to tax the
property of townsmen while at the
same time depriving them of the right
to control the policy of the town gov
ernment which they are taxed to main
tain. Voters outside the limits or tbe
town, whether they be taxpayers or
not, would, under county option, have
the right to vote upon a question con
cerning only the people of the town,
which would be radically unjust, de
structive of the principle of home rule
and wholly unamerican.
There is no argument that can be
offered in support of county option
which cannot be met and overcome by
those in defense of the right of a com
munity to manage its own affairs.
One reason why prohibition failed in
Oklahoma was because the bootleg
gers swarmed into the new state, en
abling the negro to get all the booze
be could drink. The prime object of
the dispensary law is to prevent the
negro from getting wplsky.
Sentiment for statutory prohibition
has made headway in the south only,
although twp southern states sell
liquor as beverages and' all save Geor
gia have nigh license laws, mere is a
growth of temperance sentiment, but
it is not for statutory prohibition. The
agitation in the south is based upon a
desire to keep liquor oat of the ranch
of colored men.
On a Level.
"How many girls have proposed to
yon this year, Tom?"'
"Aboat as many as the good resolu
tions you kavt kept this year. Dick."
BUSINESS MEN ARE
TRAMPS 6F I.XJAVE
DEATH VALLEY H03CS ARE. A
Will Endure Terrible Hardship
Order te -Sustain Their Worthies
Lives Without Being Forced
The wonders of the "hobo" kingdom
are the tramps who live out in the
Mojave desert a part of which. Death
valley, is the hottest place on tbe
face of the earth.'
These white tramps live with the
Piute Indians and are locally known
as "Arabs." They are of a different
species, more worthless, if possible,
than any other branch of their tribe,
and are an interesting study in that
they will suffer thirst, heat and almost
death in order to get enough to sus
tain their worthless lives without
The desert tramp's clothes are usu
ally cast-off garments that he has
found, begged or perhaps stolen
faded, frayed and full of holes and
bis broken shoes usually are wrapped
in cloth so as to protect ..is feet'
from the burning sands. He carries a
bundle consisting of provisions and a
few empty beer bottles.
Un reaching a ranch he will make
for tbe spring, and after drinking bis
fill lie down on the shady side of the
house and sleep for hours, or until
he smells the odor of the coming
meal. Then he patiently waits for a
"hand out," and is off to the next
ranch. And thus he keeps up his rounds
from one end of the desert to the
other with no object in view, no hope
for the future only that he may live
from day to day without laboring.
At night he will sleep in an alfalfa
field, or in a shallow brooklet with his
head resting upon a rock for a pil
low, and he thus can sleep soundly,
with the thermometer at 110 or 115.
Arising from his cool bed, he fills
his beer bottles with water, eats his
breakfast, and again resumes his long
tramp, which is never to end. He
follows the trail, having no compass
and knowing little or nothing of the
country beyond, 'only that it Is 30
miles to the next spring, and twice
that distance to the next ranch. He
may reach his destination and he
Frequently he falls a victim to the
heat, or thirst, for men have died of
thirs though having jars of water in
their possession. The heat has burned
out the spark of life, or literally burst
the head open.
The desert tramp is more desperate
than his brother of civilization. The
tierce climate has brought out his
brutal nature, and his hand is against
anyone he meets in this desolate coun
try, where everything in nature is at
war, even the elements. Without the
slightest hesitation he will take the
life of a prospector or tourist in order
to obtain food or water which bis vic
tim may carry.
Sues for an Oversleep.
While an Austrian was winning a
small -fortune by sleeping on a train,
a Frenchman was taking action
against the Paris-Lyons-Mediterran-can
railway because he slept too
much. This was a man who bought a
ticket from Marseilles to Lyons, 'fell
asleep, and was carried past his sta
tion to Trevoux. He straightway sued
the company, alleging that his busi
ness was damaged because he did
not get off at Lyons, and that it was
the company's business to awaken him
at the proper destination. He also
wanted to be reimbursed the price of
his return ticket to Lyons. The court,
however, dismissed the action, main
taining that a passenger must look
out for his own station as far as fall
ing asleep was concerned, and that
the company could not be expected to
know whether a man was awake or
The good old parson accosted the
"Henry," said the good man, "I no
tice you do a lot of automobile repair
ing. Now, good friend, suppose you
move your shop around in the back of
"Do you think it would be a
profitable move?' queried the cautious
"Undoubtedly, my good friend.
While you are splicing the broken
parts of the machinery I can splice the
hearts of the runaway couples."
40SJ- r I I 7
New and Scenic Line
One of the most beautiful spots in America. No matter
where you have traveled, or what you have
seen, here is a trip that will please
you aa well, if not better.
VERY LOW ROUND-TRIP RATES
IN EFFECT THIS SUMMER
For YellGWHtoie Park Leaiet and information regard
tog the new direct lute to Yellowstoae, inquire of
E. Q. BROWN. Agent.
WARSHIP It ALSO WORKSHOP.
Moving Forts of Steel Swiftly Through
the Waters Isnt an Easy Task.
A warship Is a tremendously busy
workshop, where the boss, his assist
ants and the workman have a peculiar
kind of work on hand, suck as exists
nowhere else in the world, and there
is no time in which to pander to the
whims and desires of an outsider sent
on board by the order of executive au
thorities 'higher up.
The work on hand is to move a float
ing fort of steel swiftly, tnrough the
water Jn complete synchrony with a
lot of other floating forts, and then
to prepare those who are engaged in
work in this fort for just one thing,
to destroy and kill. Everything is
subservient to one Idea to be ready
to fight at the swiftest pace for
just about one hour; for be it known
that If one of the warships in this
great battle fleet were fought at its
swiftest and fullest capacity it would
be all over, one way or the other, in
an hour or less.
You see, fighting a warship is not a
long-distance race; it's a hundred
yard dash, to change the figure. Get
ting ready for that dash, that supreme
effort at the fastest speed, calls for
all the concentration and hard, un
remitting toil that years of education
in a complex specialty and years of
experience can employ.
When this work is going on those
engaged In it want outsiders out of
the way, and if you're a wise outsider
you want to get out of the way. Hence
at such times it Is likely that you'll
get pretty tired standing around on
your feet, with no place to rest your
weary bones and no companion with
whom you can even be bromidic. Yes,
it's fine and great to cruise 14.000
miles on a splendid warship, but
truly It has some drawbacks. New
Moose Swam Out to Sea.
A monster bull moose that has been
loafing around the Saco ferry district
this month became frightened at dogs
early in the week and swam out to
sea, never more to return.
It is believed by George Peterson
of the ferry, who was watching the
moose when he took to the Atlantic,
that the animal became exhausted
and was drowned. .The moose was
seen by William Edeecomb and
sons. Several curs were chasing the
king of the forest and kept close to
him. When the monster beast would
come to a fence he would lift it up
with his horns and throw it to one
side. The powerful animal threw a3ide
barricades of every kind and fled
through the ferry community to the
At Bay View the dogs were at his
heels and he took to the ocean near
the breakwater, evidently becoming
confused and thinking he 'was cross
ing the river. The dogs gave up the
chase when the big fellow took to the
salt water. The ferry resident
watched the animal till he disappeared,
from view, and though he waited for
hours the, moose did not return.
The Little Weakness.
One of the strangest paradoxes in
human nature is that men and wom
en, struggling apparently with all
their might to succeed, are yet con
stantly doing things, saying things,
and thinking things which drive the
very success they are after away
Some men work like Trojans to gain
a coveted position, and then, by get
ting puffed up with conceit or some
foolish or weak act knock the scaf
folding which the' have been years
in building out from under them and
down they go.
Their lives are series of successive
climbs and tumbles, so that they never
get anywhere, never accomplish any
thing worth while.
Others are always driving success
away from them by their lack of cour
age, their lack of confidence driving
it away by thoughtless habits which re
pel success conditions. Home Chat.
Hew line to Yellowstone Park.
Tourists may now go right to the edge
of the Park via this new and scenic line.
Only by a trip to Yellowstone can the
tourist comprehend its endless variety
and stupendous grandeur.
Very low, round-trip rates to this resort
in effect this summer via the Union
Pacific ana its connections.
For information regarding the new
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