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TIIE ILLUSTRATED HEE.
.tunc S. I'.hi-j.
The Illustrated Bee.
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to a degree, but not on the day when li s
churn, the High school Kirl, eotnes to share
wi ll Ii i 111 th" humdrum hardships of ex
istent e li the tinted field. Authority illld
discipline mid nil tin- pomp mid circum
stance of war 111:1 y still be ilnr but it
doesn't stand mm h show against the shirt -waistod
golf-skirted brigade who come out
s e purpose of sei ng how t!ie
are standing eiimp life.
Is easily i d pted for th"
young people 111 mage to
way that might slun k
1 '"I': N.I AM IN II. OHELL, governor of
-1 ill' Kmplre stale, nils considers!
. able space in th" New York oy
rtf) jusl now, fur the reason that 11 11 -
iiltier ul:iti i it 111 1 111 1 e ti lu tint inn.
far awav. and the head if lh" republican
ticker will lie ixpeiHd to carry further
the work Icgun in the last city campaign,
w h' n lb" 'I a 11 nil 11 v t po-r wis s 1 bully ei I o
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MltS. M A II Y HELL MlltRKI.L,
"M Mm INN A (IK TIIK MINKS.
pled. I u t-i 11 k hla term as governor Mr.
'iibll has been most active in the tax re
form i .1 th I'" I K'l In New York, the ultimate
object of the movement hciliK to Keeure
revenue sulllelenl to curry on the affairs
of the groat Htate wllhiiul resorting to
direct taxation. While this has been the
chief feature of his administration, he has
liei n in live In other ways and lias done
many things of value locally which his
people fully appreciate. When he was In
Omalm mi hla way home from a transcon
tinental excursion he refused to talk poll
tics or anything pertaining to New York
affairs, 11s he had come west solely for
rest and to net away from his oMlelal cures.
The picture on the first page of this issue
was taken as he came down the steps a!
the front door of the Omaha club, where
h" informally met a number of Omaha bus
iness mid professional men. Ills appear
ance readily impresses one with the trait
apparent ly most dominant In his character
ki en persistency in pursuit of anything
undertaken. This has marked his career
In both business and polities and he has
been successful In both. (lovcrnnr Odell Is
still a voung man. being under .'n.
High school boys who go to camp ns
cadets may find Ihe routine duly of a S' I
dii r's life mntinti nous 11 11 I may I e Irksome
t lie VI r..
Tlic tumul was
both for railroad
and Mrs. Murrcll
nt nf the company
she Hot pilfer tu
cadets pain lily
an I I tr
proper, but which no as a matter i f course
in 1 he gi rious wist. And anyone who
doubts that the boys and Kills had a cool
liui" on lieeoratioti day a! 'amp I. anion
noijls only to Inspect the pictures In this
number to be convinced rf the error (f
The church of St. Mary Mngd ih tie his h d
quite a diversified 1 xistetu i', but has c line
mil of each in i I la 1 ion bigger and brighter
and better. In '.lie beginning the zealous
father who chose a lot In the then nutsk r s
of Omaha because it was hi ai and hl-i p n
ple were poor. 1 nly wanted to secure a
place where the (b rinnn Oathoil s uld
In sir the RoHpi I expounded in their native
tongue, lie buildcd bitter than he know,
for Ihe church came to be surrounded by
business blocks whose ei rnioos overtopped
the spin- of the modest little building. And
then catiii' a (Ire and magnificent business
bb ck mid humble church were swept away.
Out of the ruins both rose, each larger
and handsomer than before. Still the church
lust led timidly between t In towering piles
devoted to commerce, and the land on which
It slood Increased In value. It was needed
for Ihi' extension of business, and finally
the church was si Id. Only a lit'le way
further, and on a piece of ground whose
value would have duirbfounded the prii Ft
who bought thi' first site for tin rhur ll.
the rongrognt ion of St. Mary Magdalene's
will soon have a new home, one of lh"
liandsomist ami tin the many handsome
church edifices of Omaha. Last Sunday.
11 111 i 1 the display if the church's power and
liuiKtilflo nee, llishops Scannill with solemn
ritualistic cere 111 on It s, laid the crner stone
and Messed It. ami all the w. ek the walls
of the new tu 1 1 ' I i 11 k have risen hither until
tin' I'Xtirior outline of the beautiful struc
ture at Nineteenth and Hodge streets ar;
now apparent to all. While Father .Indue
Is dedicating his beautiful new Church of
the Sacred Heart lod ly, Father (Haulier is
looking forward to Ihe not far distant dav
when he can dedicate his equally beautiful
new Church of St. Mary Magdalene.
(TilToril Wilkins of York Is another of
those young men who have developed ora
torical ability of unusual qual'ty while at
li'inlinn the public schools of Ills home
town. At thi' recent inectinii of the State
Oialoiical association at (irand Island lie
won first place amouK a lark'e number of
competitors. In this compel It b n he was
pitted auainsl tin tested champions of the
other Ki hi ids of the slate and his victory
therefore well entitles him to the distinc
tion of champion in this particular line.
Marv Hell Murrcll, a native of Tennessee,
an Arkansas school teacher, the wife of a
hi cessful ceunliy doctor, now dead, has
beccine one of the reallv remarkable bus
lines women of Ihe country. She came
Into piomincnce as loin; nun as the curly
mi's, bv reason of her connection with a
woi'ibrfully sii"C'sful Woman's Loan and
ltuihliiK association In the south. Since
then she has devoted her attention to mili
um and out of the most stupendous mi-dcrtakltm-i
in th" whole mining history of
the west was conceived and carried out
succi sfullv by her. She letermincd on
a tunnel five milcm buiK plercim; a moun
tain believed to contain va'uable mineral
veins. I lilllcolt les innumerable appe ired
it th" way, but Mrs. Murrcll went about
her work In a most systematic manner. Sh'
cleared up the title to the ground she
wanted, went eaHt and enlisted the capital
she needed, and Is now the principal
fctoekhehlor in one of the most successful
of 1 'olorado v nt uros.
built and is a success,
and minim; purposes
could easily ho preside
which operates it, iMd
1 lijoy the princely lie nine It yields her
rather than take up I h burdens of active
Falls City has a public library of which
its people may will foil proud. It Is th"
l-ift primarily if 'he late Mrs. Lydii
Itruun Woods, who was a lotiK-time nsi-
ih-iit of Falls City, but who died in Heii
vi r. In her will Mrs. Woods made a In -qui
st of $10.1 to be devoted to Ihe erec
tion and equipment of a public library, the
people if Falls City to maintain it. .1. II.
Mil s ib natcd the si'e upon which th"
bulldini; stands. It is a hatids-uno two
story structure, the lower Mm r beitr;
given over tu library purp :s"s and the
iipc r floor used as a council chamber and
cilices fir the cily oll'uials. Karly in May
the huiblint; was fi rmally open d and ibd
h tiled to its usis. The affairs of the
library are maiiaK'il by a board composed
of .1. II. Miles, presldint; Kdwiu S. Towle.
vice president; W. A. ( ircon w a Id. scire,
lary; Johh W. Molt. J. L. Slociim, J. K.
Leyila. A. .1. Weaver, A. K. Cant l and S.
Malt II. Thurber of Teoumseh is an in
venlor i f somewhat remarkable ability. Il
ls a youim man, being but I'i; years nf age.
and of an Inventive frame of mind. Hcforo
he entered his teens he constructed a crude
"hand car" on which four boys could rid"
through the streets nf the town by glvini;
fiower to the vehicle very much the same
n the railroad employes do a regulation
hand car. At the age of II he made a niina
ture stationary steam 1 ngine which run
with accuracy. Itnzens of other construc
tions, mistly of an electrical character,
fcllowid these during the next few years.
At the ago of IS young Thurber, who was at
that time thrown upon his own resources,
was appointed city electrician of Toeunisch,
which position he si 1 1 1 holds. During thi
years that he has been serving the city In
this capacity ho has at the same time de
voted much lime to study. His latist ac
coinplisb'uents are the perfection and 10111
pl t e const met ion of an X-ray apparatus a
year ago and, finally, the makim; and de
cidedly mieecssfu experiment ing of wire
less telegraphing devices, not wholly unlike
the ones invented by Marconi. Mr. Thur
her's X-rav 111.11 hiti" is now being used by .1
Ilcatrico physician in thi' treatment of can.
cer, and his devices fur space telegraphy
are exhibited at his home here daily. The
first lest of his machines proved conclu
sively to him that, his experiment was a
success, though lie has since greatly im
proved his outfit. Messages are success,
fully transmitted several blocks through
housiB, brick walls, or any other obstruc
tion, with no regard to the direction tlid
wind Is In. One of the machines In a cellar
three blocks away promptly responds to n
message sent from the one in the second
story of the young man's home. Two opt ra
tors send message back and forth with
satisfactory results several blocks apart.
Tract ically the same kind of a transmitter
is used as that used by Mr. Marconi, but
Mr. Thurber's method requires no vertical
wires. In place nf these metal plates about
.'xl2 inches In size are used in transmit t ing
and receiving Ihe electrical vibrations. Mr.
Thurber Is the son of the late Mr. S. W.
Thurber of Tecuinseh and he lives with I1I.1
w lilownl mother thi re. He was born In
Oinro. Wis., but has lived In Tecuinseh since
Another Hash lirenk
HaHlmnro Anurlean: "I think th seventeen-year
locust Is an interesting study,"
observes the lady of uncertain age.
"It must be," we answered th night lessly,
"1 specially to one who has trued them
down from generation to generatbn."
Hut. of course, it was her own fau't that
sh" took It personally.
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I.IFFOItK WILKINS. VUHK. Neb
WIXNKU STATK OIIATOKICAL
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.MATT TIHKHKK OF TKCl'.MSKM. A
YOFXO NEBRASKA INVENTOR.
Freaks of Color-Blindness
1 1 11 near very unit' uo aiia s a oou
jfj I color blindness among railroad
i:n pioyis. sain 1111' ranroau
manager quotid by the New Yori
Sun. "beiaiise a very rigid aid
constant system of examination and inspci -tinn
is maiiitaini' I. S ine very merest n:
oxporinii nt s are made in tlime ) X itnii.a
tions and some 1 dd iucid' iKs occur.
"The color inspector gets in t n.i' to b -something
if an amateur sib mist and gar
ners 11 considerable stork of knowledge.
Mi learns for on;' thing that tr.es' p-opie
whose sense f color is dcth lent are blind
to red, still others to gr en and only a few
"A man blind to rod cannot d st itiguisn
between rid and green; neither can ll."
green-blind. The red-blind man will sc
roll, but it looks light gn en to him. Tho
green to the green-blind is a light hue i f
"At tlrst our inspection was confined
entirely to the eyes of engineers and fire
men, but nowadays every man in the opera
ting department, whether switchman,
hrakcmnn or train hand, must pass the
ti'sts proscribed. We find that about per
cent of the applicants have a defect of one
kind or other and re-examinat ions are nec
essary often because luck or boldness:
sometimes favors a man, and then once in
a while a man develops blindness later.
"When we first began the inspection we
wire constantly surprised at finding that.
Home of our most careful engineers, men
who had driven engines for years without
any accident that could be traced to mls
takn signals, were affected. It may seem
1 dd that railroads happened to select green
and red for their danger signals, the two
colors upon which most canes of blindness
ec.'ur. but it was simply because no other
colors have the luminous character of
these, can be seen further or more dis
"Much of this Immunity is due in the
first place to the fact that every old engi
ne) r on a road is familiar with the loca
tion nf the signal lights. In the second
place, supposing him to lie red-blind, he Is
quick to discover th difference this kind of
a lamp pn scuts to him from the ordinary
"II) sees in the red lamp simply a
lighter shade of green, and If aware of his
defect strives to differentiate between the
two. The danger, of course, lies in Ihe
fact that tin difference is not KiithYlent ly
marked to him to make it possible all Ihe
time to distinguish it.
"Once In a while we have run across
rases In which a man once rejected for
supposid color bnni'.nes su Me ssf -. ; 1 :
passed a second examination. This wis
not due to any defect in the last insp.c
lion, but to tin fait that the man had
previously suffered from lack of color de
velopment. He simply did not know. Color
blindness is itself incurable. Hut there
are so many different slurbs and hu s that
very few can pass an ex iininatii n save In
lie itdinary colors.
"It may sound a little mil. but among
liloring people, especially in large cities,
tin re Is a woeful la -k of i ducati u even In
ihe simpler colors. If an nfllieiod persni
barn early enough in life that he is de
fective in his color sense ho may bo able
to keep the knowledge from others by
learning to apply color designation to ob
jects Jusl as the child learn to name ob
jects by the form in which tiny present
themselves to him.
"Hut when one of these color-blind per
sons attempts to deceive the examiners h
falls down. It might be assumed that be
cause we want to find out if the nun ciu
distinguish between red and green lights
we use thi'se lights to make our examination.
I ilm it t I'll . Si I'lllis tn be
but as trainmen must
lights in all sort's of
damp nights as well
with distaiies con
stantly varying, it can readily be seen that
these are not safe tests for th" employing
company. Some railroad inspectors use
skeins of woolen yarn, others balls of yarn,
others screens of various colors.
"The first test systim used was a very
cumbersome one. It was invented by a
Swedish professor, who used a batch of
about a gross of skeins of all gradations
of the more common colors. His method
was to take one skein and then have his
man pick out of the heap n' many skeins
as hi could of the same color, disregarding
light and dark shades; in short, to find
all gradations of that color in th heap.
"This took too long, although it still
stands as the most complete to-!. Colored
glass and yarn balls form the usual imple
ments of test nowadays. It is practicable
with these to pick out the defective man.
"Some of them betray their defect in
their extreme caution, others in their con
fusion of odors. The quickest way to
catch them is by placing a bright red or
bright green for matching purposes. The
red-blind man will rnrt'fully pick out dark
greens and dark browns, while the green -blind
man picks out greens and browns that
are lighter than his sample."
"This, it will be
the fair thing to do.
learn to distinguish
weather, on foggy,
as on clear nights.
Two Scenes at the Laying of the Corner Stone of the Church of St. Marv Magdalene. Omaha
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