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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18,'. 1002.
OMAHA'S SCHOOL TEACHERS
Board of Education AdopU Beport of
HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY REMAINS INTACT
Heads of Departments Restored and
Married Women Retained aa
laatraelora, While Rale
Mar Bo Rescinded.
At tha regular meeting of the Board of
Education Monday Bight all teachera who
served last year were re-elected, aome
were promoted, several new teachera were
placed on the payrolls, and several other
who bad "erred the required length of time
were placed on the permanent list. The
action of tb board a week ago In rescind
ing the beads of High school departments
waa reconsidered; the heads were restored
and their pay fixed at $118 per month. The
question of whether to continue the three
married women teachera in their positions
waa decided affirmatively, and Mesdamea
Alphonslne Chatelaln, Ida. Fleming and
Grace B. Sudborough will teacb next year.
The work and salary of High school
teachers for next year waa .fixed aa follows:
Waterhouee, A. H.. principal, per year. 12,160
IdcHuih, Kate, assistant principal, per
month .' 150
Adams. Anna, English I'M)
Aotlnsnn, Ada I. history l'U
Bernstein, Nathan, physics 118
Benedict, H. M., biology US
Brown. Carrie, mntnematlcs . - If)
Chatelaln, Alph, German HO
Congdon. A. 11., mathematics 90
Copeland, May, Latin and Ureek in
. iJinturff, Belle biology l'X
' Kvans, Ethel, free hand drawing luO
Fsrnswnrth, Amelia, mathematics and
Fleming, Ida, history and Engllsff.... 100
Frisk, E. K., mathematics and science 90
Ureen, Bertha, mathematics 100
Kelfis;, Mary, l.atln and English .... 90
Lanriis, Alice, German and French... 118
MrHugh, Florence, Kngllah and Ger
man , , 90
Nlckell, Rose, English 90
Okey. Maria, English ' 100
I'axson, BuKsn. Latin and German.... 100
Petersen, Anna, Latin 100
Pfelffer, Laura, history '11
Phelps, Ella, French 90
(juackenbimh, Mary, mathematlca 100
Randall, Nellie, EnKllsh 90
Hooney, Ellen, history and I-attn loo
oys, Lucy, mathematics and history loo
enter. H. A., chemistry 118
hlppey. Villa, mathematics 100.
mlth, Penelope, English 90
nyder, Bessie, Latin and Greek 118
Btebblns, Eunice, mathematics and
Fudborouch, Grace B., mathematlca.. ino
Sullivan, Mary, English and history.. 90
Towne, Jessie, Latin and English .... loo
1're, Emma. Latin ...' 1U0
Valentine, Georgia, history and Eng
Wallace, Janet, Latin and English.... loo
Wedgwood Mary, mathematics 100
Wlgman, J , manual training , 100
Wilson, Belle, mathematics ,... 90
Woolery, J. F., mathematics and sec-
ond assistant principal 2B
Bockfellow, Pearl, .German 6J
Two NrgstlTs Votes.
The vote on the foregoing was 13 to 2,
President Barnard and Robert Smith vot
ing negatively. This ' reduces Principal
Waterbouse's salary from $2,400 per year
to $2, 1C0, and that of Miss McHugh from
$160 to $150 per month. It was proposed at
an earlier meeting to reduce the seven In
structors holding positions aa beads of de
partments to teachers "In the ranks,"' and
to reduce their salaries from $118 per
month to $100, but as four of the best
teachers threatened to resign If this was
done, it was decided to rescind that action,
and the matter stands now as before.
The promotion Of J. H. Woolery to sec
ond assistant principal at the High school
amounts to an Innovation', as there has
been no such office heretofore' as second
assistant principal. He stilt retains his
position as head of the mathematics de
partment, and' will have supervision . ot
Grade School Principals.
The following were unanimously re
elected as principals of the various grade
Haven. Julia E.
Templeton. Mary L
Jnhnsnn. hernhardlna Van Horn. Katherlna
Jordan, I -aura
White, .fc.ua U.
Walnut Hill ,
Mary B. Newton
Agnes M. Harrison
....Nora H. Lemon
..Sadie PI It man
., Martha Powell
..Jeannstte L. Woodward
.... Clara Cooper
: Francia Butterlield
...Martha W. Chrlatlancy
i Etta Smith
Grade Teachers Klected.
The following were re-elected as teach
ers In the vsrlous grade achools:
Brainard. Lid a
Brom.. Fannie .
Cain, Stella. -
Caae. bertha -Charde,
Alaullck. I -a ura
, Maynard, Florence
. Mercer, Stella ,
Gramllch, Joanna M. Mullen, Mary
Osantner, Camilla -Cleveland,
PeGraff, Myrtle '
RuerT, Kathrrine S,
Equal Not a Slngls Fact. Croatia
Endorsement Makes Tbis Claims
Endorsed by scores of Omaha cltliens
who cheerfully make a. rublie statement ot
their experience. Is thJ proof we have to
back out claims that Moan's Kidney puis
cure every form of kidney Ills, from a com
mon backache to serious urinary disorders
Here Is ens local exauiil?. We have many
wore like It: V
! Mrs. J. W. Edwsrds, $733 Fouler Street
says': "I urust say that I had not much
.confidence in Dcau a Kidney Pills before I
Used them, but t as troubled with symp
toras of kidney complaint; and suffered so
severely that I was compelled to do some
thing an4 went to Kuhn Co's. drug store
for a box. They soon coorluaed me of their
talus, and after completing the. treatment,
I was tool 4fuYl d.'.'
Tor sale by all d.-aUrs. Price 50o. Fos-
trr-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y., sole agents
for ths I'nttcd State
Renumber the nam, Doau's, and lake
Assigned Grade Teachers.
The following were placed upon the Hat
of assigned grade teachers, to be used
during the school year as their services
may be required:
Bell, Ellen E. J.
Clay tor. Ura
Converse, Alice 8.
, Overall. Eulalla
Spethmann. Alma '
Ft. John, Edna
KlnKead, Nina i
Placed on Permanent List.
The following teachers, who bave taught
in the grade schools the length ot time
required by the board, were placed upon
the list of permanent teachers, and will not
hereafter be subject to annual re-election.
The vote upon this waa 14 to 1, Mcintosh
dissenting, as he said he' objected to the
principle of placing any teachers on the
Boyden, Ellen C
French, Ida M.
These were elected as kindergarten di
Prake, Helen M. Bennett. Anna
snears, Ilia nieenina, xiriimuw
flwobr. Harriet Parker, 'Martha
Allen, Elizabeth Shaver, Sara
The following were elected as paid as
sistants in the kindergartens tor next
Larrabee, Dollls C.
Westcott, Ellsa ...
Oluck, Jennie B.
ThM were Disced on the list of assigned
klnriersarten directors, to be used during
the year when thalr services may be re
Neal, Minnie Burnette, Louise
Th. fniinwim were Disced upon tne list
of assigned kindergarten paid assistants to
be used during the next school year as
their services are needed:
Mason. De Ette . Comstock. Lee
Thompson. Edna Thompson. Susan
H ft 1 1 P V . Utiuuuq ....... , i
Boutelle, Anna McGavock. Frances
These were placed upon tne permanent
list ot kindergarten teachers:
Allen, Elisabeth West Genevra
Hanna, Anna Brown, Kate
nv.n p-.iizabeth Peters. Anna
Auchmoedy. Je'tte Weston, Grace (
Rnle as to Married Women.
vrmhev Howard moved that the rule iro-
hikiHnv tha amnlovment Of married omeri
uw.h.uo r - . . .
as teachers be rescinded and the motion
waa laid over to the next meeting. There
-.. general discussion ot the suoieci.
The only ; other member to speak to the
question was Wood, who was also m iavor
nf rescinding the rule. NO memDer spoae
In favor of retaining the rule in foroe.
ortetta 8. Chittenaan. a marnea
woman, was elected as supervisor of kin
dergartens. The vote was unanimous. M'bs
Fannie-Arnold was elected as . supervisor
of muslc'apd Miss Alice Hltte as supervisor
Th. reatenatlon of Miss Jesnnette Auch
moedy as teacher in the kindergartens was
Thomas B. Olson was elected as janitor
of the Omaha View school.
It was decided that the next term of school
open September 8.
w. v. Johnson moved tbst the various
architects ot the city be invited to submit
.nnnnHHn nlana for a new eight-room
school building to be erected on the Mon
mouth site, tha structure to coat 825.000.
The matter was referred to the committee
on properties and buildings..
Secretary Burgess submitted the following
monthly financial statement:
Cash In treasury July V
Total receipts from July
TO ENFORCE A CURFEW ACT
Julv 1. 1902
Total amount of war
rants issued rrom July
L iol, to June 1, 1902..
Deficit June 1, 1902.
Warrants outstanding June 1. lw2.J!Nt, 016.77
Cash In treasury June 1. ln
Alexander Hogeland Eevivei EETort to
Place Ordinance in Effect
ASKS MINISTERS FOR THEIR CO-OPERATION
Enforcement ot Present Deflrleis
Statnte or Its Repeal and (
tltitlon by Better One
Will Be Sonant.
Another attempt Is to be made at en
forcing a curfew ordinance in Omaha, as
the result of a meeting held at Young
Men's Chrlsttsn association headquarters
Monday night, at which Alexander Hoge
land of Louisville, Ky., president of the
Boys' and Girls' National home and leader
of the curfew crussde, addressed a small
gathering. A committee of five. Including
Mr. Hogeland, was appointed at the meet
ing to confer this afternoon at 4 o'clock at
the Toung Men's Christian association
as to definite plsns of procedure.
The Idea Is to get the matter before the
city council with expedition and supported
by the greatest possible Influence. To ac
complish this it wss suggested that the
committee on conference this afternoon
place the proposition before the local min
isterial assoctstlon with the recommenda
tion that each pastor submit the question
to his congregation next Sunday, It possi
ble, and get an expression ot the church
going populace. It Is believed that every
church congregation in the city will accord
a unanimous vote to the enforcement ot
some sort of an ordinance to keep chil
dren off the streets at night and the ad
vocates of the movement feel assured that
with such potency back of them they could
present their plea to the council with rea
sonable, if not unquestionsble, hopes of
Leaders of Movement.
The meeting Monday night was presided
over by Dr. W. O. Henry and D. Burr
Jones, superintendent of the boys' depart
ment of ths Young Men's Christian associa
tion, acted as secretary. The committee
appointed to meet this afternoon to shape
further action was: Dr. Henry, chairman:
Rev. T. Anderson, psstor of the Calvary
Baptist church; H. F. Bundy, Rev. A. W.
Clark and Alexander Hogeland.
The statute books of ths city of Omaha
now contain a curfew ordinance that was
ensoted some five years ago, but it has
been considered unconstitutional by prom
inent attorneys and is not enforced. One
of its deficiencies is the lack of an enact
ing clause; no provision is made for the
punishment of offenders. This, however,
wss looked upon by some of those at ths
meeting as a matter that could be easily
adjusted, either by having the ordinance
amended or repealed and substituted by
one whose validity would stand the test of
legal scrutiny. Dr. Henry and Mr. Hoge
land both advocated this method. The sen
timent of the meeting wss that Omaha Is
badly in need of a curfew ordinance and
that It was straining the point to quibble
over technicalities of law In the construc
tion of such a statute.
Ordinance ae Model.
The model ordinance which Mr. Hogeland
recommends for Omaha is that in force in
Indianapolis. It prohibits any child under
the age of 15 years from being on the
streets unattended by parent, guardian or
custodian after 8 o'clock at night and im
poses a fine cot to exceed $5 for every viola
tion of this provision and for the "parent,
cuatodlan or guardian" who allows or per
mits any such child to violate this . or
dinance a fine of from $1 to $10 ia pre
scribed. Contingencies are provided, how
ever, in ths execution of these penalties.
Upon the child's arrest, Instesd of proceed
ing with the action agalnat him his "par
ent, custodian or guardian" must first be
summoned and bis or her wishes as to
the disposition of the Juvenile offender's
case consulted. Only where the "parent,
custodian or guardian" refuses to bo held
responsible for the child's action will the
latter be placed in confinement, taking it
for granted that he Is not In possession ot
the facilities necessary for meeting the pe
cuniary demands of. the law.
Many arguments were advanced by Mr.
Hogeland to show that Omaha should bave
a curfew ordinance. He based bis remarks
upon the general assertion that this is the
most lmportsnt bit of municipal reform
before the public.
In General Operation. .
Three thousand cities had adopted this
law, governora of every state in the union
had given it their Indorsement and bat a
few mayors now opposed It.
Mr. Hogeland had no fault to find with
the city officials of Omaha; indeed be be
lieved they were consclsntlously striving
to perform their respective duties and he
had faith In securing the enforcement of
a eurfew ordinance if one wss properly
drawn and presented to ths council.
The establishment of municipal employ
ment bureaus and a system tfor deterring
vagrancy and sending youthful "tramps'
back to their homes was also discussed.
Deficit June t 1W8
Balance In High school building
fund June 1, 1W3 $ 1,687. 8J
A letter from the dean of Ferry Hall
seminary, Lake Foreat, 111., . saying that
graduates ot the. Omaha High school would
be admitted to the Junior claas ot that in
stitution without examination was read and
placed on file. William L. Burnap. chairman
ot the visiting committee ot the seminary.
visited the various rooms of the High
school May 19, and commends It highly.
SUNDAY SCHOOL SPECIALS
Nebraska and Iowa Delegates te
Have Their Own Trains te
Delegates from Omaha snd adjacent Ne
braska points and from Iowa to the Inter
national Sunday school convention, which
meets In Denver June 25, will leave Omaha
on a special Burlington train In two sec
tlons, the first section of which departs st
6:15 the afternoon before. Going through
Llr.coiu, ' this train will connect with the
Evangel special carrying the Missouri
delegates, and it Is probable that ths two
trains will be merged Into one, which will
run from Lincoln out In three sections, the
first division leaving Lincoln st 7:30 p. m
Pullman rsr accommodations straight
through will be provided. Indications de
note a very large attendance upon the con
ventlon from the mid-west snd reports to
railroad headquarters signify that the gen
rral attendance will be unusually large.
Ton Orrai a hut.
In almost every .neighborhood somsons
baa died from an attack, of colto or cholera
morbus, often before medietas rould.be
procured or a pbycScUn summoned. A re
liable remedy for thess dlseasse should be
kept at and. The. risk is too. great for
snyonJr take. Chamberlain's Cells,
rtolei-and Diarrhoea Remedy has us-
dcubtedly saved the lives of more people
snd jfel.svtd mure pain sad suffering than
any ether medltins la use. It can alwag
be depended upco.
MAJOR WALLER GOING EAST
Officer Wbe Ezecated "Kill and Barn"
Order Passes Tkrssgb
before his trsln departed to draw him Into
conversation as to the comparative cruel
ties practised by the Filipinos and the
American soldiers. He simply said that
tortures Inflicted by the troops from the
United States were Insignificant la number
and severity, ss compared with those of
the native bandlta
POLICE ARE AFTER BURGLARS
Three Suspects Already 1'nder Arrest
with Complaints Against
For seversl weeks the police department
has been endeavoring to run down the
members of a gang of housebreakers who
hsve been operating in Omsha and commit
ting a number of small burglaries. Mon
day afternoon Detectives Druramy and
Mitchell arrerted Wesley Desn, Pat Lynch
and Fred Wagner, and in these men the
officers believe they have a portion. It not
the principal, part ot an organized gang of
Complaints have been filed against Dean
and Wagner charging them with breaking
Into and robbing the Nebraska Coal com
psnys office, and against Dean and Lynch
charging them with robbing the Export
Milling company. They are believed to
have been the parties who stole the brass
oil cups from the engine In the building
occupied by Stroud A Co., and other com
plaints will be filed against them.
Dean admitted to the detectives that be
was Implicated In the robbing of the mill
ing company. Some flour that was taken
from there was found in the weeds in the
rear of the office of the company. No ar
rests have been made in connection with
the robbery of John W. Towle. Thla bur
glary was committed Thursdsy night and
the robber secured about $70 from the
purse of Mr. Towle, while compelling the
latter at the point of a revolver to lematn
COMMOTION IN COURT ROOM
Indian Girl Shows Signs of Smallpox
and Cannes n Stam
pede. Henuka Grayhalr Is only a bright eyed
little Winnebago Indian lassie, 6 years ot
age but yesterday morning she clesned out
United States district court room as com
pletely and effectually as though she had
been a squsd of armed bluecoats with rlflos
This little girl, who has Just left the estate
ot a papoose, has lived on the Nebraska
agency all her life with Louis Grayhalr,
the stalwart buck, who Is her father.
Henuka has for the first time come to a
city, but that she would create a sensation
in it she had never dreamed. She did,
however, and it happened like this.
Henuka bad the smallpox. Not when
she entered- the court room, so a physi
cian's certificate says, but she has Just re
covered from a very severe attack ot It and
her face looks as bad now as It ever could
have looked when the fever was at Its
So when the pockmarked, fostered baby
face appeared in court yesterday morning
the word smallpox quickly went around, and
there was a general rush for the different
escapes. When order was restored and the
certificate produced from Louts' pocket
court proceeded, but Henuka was removed
to the corridors under her mother's care.
DEMOCRATS OF EIGHTH WARD
Castas Selects Delegate Ticket
Opposed to the Herdmaa
' ' ' -4 ' ' 1
At a meeting of Eighth ward democrats
last night candidates for delegates to ths
county convention strictly opposed to the
leadership of the Herdmans were selected.
The hall at Twenty-second and Cuming
streets waa comfortably filled with demo
crats who were present to fight ths re
ported plan of the Herdmans to bave their
friends control the caucus. If any of the
latter were present they failed to mske a
showing or answer sny of the several
speeohes that were made In opposition to
the Herdmans. The following delegstes
were chosen unanimously: Ed A. Smith,
Dr. Lee Van Camp, Ernest Mertens, Daniel
Burton, John T. Hart, H, Overbeck, J. P.
Lane, Frank Rasmusaen, Harry Hartry,
William E. Cleeton. W. P. Conklln, Theo
dore Kelley, Harry McVea, Charles Kelley,
James Wilson, Barry Concannon. The del
egates wsrs instructed to vote for none
but "known capable and honest men."
Short talks were made by J. P. Butler, Ed
A. Smith and James Lane, who urged the
voters and delegates to turn out the day
of the primary election and be prepared to
fight any move that the Herdmans might
attempt to defeat the delegation.
Tangier Temple A. A. O. M. M. S.
The members of Tangier Temple and
thetr ladles are requested to assist in
receiving and entertaining returning dele
gations of Sbrlners who honor us with a
visit. Your special attention is hereby
called to the visit ot Mecca Temple of
New York City, "The Imperial Bpeclal,"
which arrives in Omaha at 4:30 o'clock
Thuraday afternoon. Tbye are 250 ladles
and gentlemen in tnis psny ana ii is nopea
the members ot Tangier will respond to ths
Arabs' call by assembling at the depot in
Inrvi nttmhari WpaP VnilP fX- ladles
' I of Tangier! Come and do not allow the
Major Littleton Waller, the man who ! Nobles to forget the day and hour.
faced a court-martial In tbe Philippines
for executing the famous order of General
Jacob Smith to "kill and burn," passed
through Omaha yeaterday at the head of
a marine corps consisting ot five other
officers and 200 enlisted men. They were
on their wsy from San Francisco to the
government navy yards at Brooklyn.
No exertion of faith Is required to, be
lieve Major Waller when he ssys he Is
thoroughly tired out from the long and
severe ordeal of warfare In tbe Philippine
islands. He looks all of it. It Is no
wonder, when he relates a part of his
thrilling experiences, that his chief object
now Is to seek root and relief from any
thing that pertains to military duty.
"It is not nscessary to ask me If I
really did carry out General Smith's order
to 'kill and burn,' or at least It is use
less that I answsr that question, for I
bave admitted the fact time and time
again, and my first affirmation was not
mads in the United States. I obeyed tbe
order given me and I hsve not yet ques
tioned ths sanity of that order," said the
Of his work In tbe Islsnds the major saw
no reason for remorse. His conviction in
the Injustice of the charges preferred
against htm, or. In other words, his abso
lute sstlsfactlon of his own conduct
throughout the entire campaign he affirms
with grest emphasis, but he withholds harsh
criticism for the making of the charges.
"Oh. yea." Interjected Waller, helping
bis timid Interviewer out cf an embarrass
ing situation, "I really was charged with
murder, plain murder. Yon needn't be
backward In asking me that question." But
ths major looked anything but a murderer.
Ilia appearance Is that ot a soldier and
Major Waller repeated what he has said
upon former occasions, that Samar Is about
ths hottest place be has ever yet come
across, Hs expressed It by saying that
"H la a summer resort besids Samar."
A long and perilous campaign of Filipino
fighting in thia torrid Island has empha
sised, tbe major's fifty aome odd years.
Ths major resisted aa sffort made Just
Tha following births and deaths have
been reported at the office of the Board of
Health during tne twenty-iour noura ena
lnsr Tueadsv noon:
Births John Klabenes, 1?60 'William
street hovf tlMna Huae. 2609 North Heven
teenth street, boy: John Hardy, 1417 North
Twenty-second atreet. girl: Jacob valuer.
Charles Molen, E20 North Thirty-second
street, boy; Charles W. Btephen, Thlrtv
second and Oold streets, boy; Mike Clark,
4t'6 North Seventeenth atreet, g-lrl; Jesse
Clrmnxm. Sixtieth and Pacltic streets, clrl.
Deaths William Anderson, 1S13 Farnam
street, aged 65 years; Mary Wright, 12
Webster streel, agou ao years: mr.
Stewart. 637 South Thlrty-flrat atreet, aged
Frank Wllaon and George Parker, charsed
with robbing Axel Bunaerson or. z, win
have a heurinir In Dollce court June 24.
The case was set for yesterday, but waa
continued at the request oi Attorney Myn-
sier for the defense.
Building permits hsve been granted as
follows: To Jack Abraham, to erect nt
Liichth and Bancroft streets a brick dwell
Ins to cost ll.4uo: to J. Hart, to erect at
1512 Douglas street, a brick store build
ing, to cost $4U).
William Lsdd fell from a bicycle at
Sixth and Pletve streets at noon yesterday
and broke a bone in his riant forearm. 11
waa taken to the police station and the
bone set by tne police surgeon. Laa re
sldea at 2210 Puppleton avenue.
Ed C. Sage, a driver employed by Bee be
& Kunyan, was fined I) and coats In
police court yeaterday morning for having a
hilarious time on 120 of the comDSny's
money. Sage, who had about 340 belong
ing to tne firm, pata aome bins that he
had been aent to uay and Instead of re
turning to work went out for a good time
and was arrested after being away from
tors a couple or oays.
Lyman Klchardson and Mary Morris
have brought suit In the district court to
restrain the mayor and oounr-11 from levy
ing a special tax on property In paving
districts No. 164. 164 and 173, alleging that
me sewers uum in wiuse aiaincts nave
been paid for, that the law under which
they were constructed In 13)2 has been
repealed and that the council has no power
under ths present charter to levy a special
tax, aa contemplated. A restraining ordt-r
has been Issued In the case, returnable
June Z4. ai wnicn time tbe question ot
temporary Injunction will be considered.
DELINQUENT TUXES CAUSE TROUBLE.
Make a Large Indebtedness Against State of Nebraska.
If All Taxes Were Paid Promptly, Commonwealth Would Be Out of
(Issued nnder Authority of tbe Rnllro nds of Nebraska.)
We give below a statement of various
amounts that are due the different State
Statement nf the uncollected taxes In Xebraakn
and the dlflerent fnnds la which they were dt
llnqasnt on .November HO, HMKIi
Capitol Building Fund
Reforta School Fund
Normal Building Fund
Institute Feeble Minded Fund
Live Stock Indemnity Fund ..
State Relief Fund
Add Levy of 1901
8. 11S 48
Amounts paid into State Treasury
from December 1, 1900, to May
26th, 1902 $2,081,186.08
Balance uncollected May 26, 1902 .. $2,783,063.04 .
The purpose in the collection of tax is
to raise money with which to carry on the'
government. It is the duty of the State
officers to certify out to the various coun
ties a rate of levy that should -raise suffic
ient revenue with which to carry on the
business of the State.
This duty has been attended to by t'he
various administrations, but there has
taxes. The result is that at the close of
busiuee on May 1!7, 1002, there was an out
standing indebtedness of the State,
amounting to $1,010,000.08, and there was
a balance of uncollected taxes due from
the various counties, to the State, amount
ing to $2,783,003.04.
It can be seen that if those delinquent
taxes had been paid, there would have
been a surplus in the treasury of the State
and no outstanding obligations whatever.
While the collections made from Dec.
1st, 1000 to May 20th, 1002 would indicate
that a portion of these delinquent taxes
were being paid, it can hardly be expected
that' enough of these arrearages can be
collected to wipe out the complete indebt
edness of the State.
We shall try in future articles to show
where this great delinquency in payment'
of taxes originates. The first duty of good
citizenship is to pay the tax that is neces
sary to meet State, County and City ex
penses. In the long list of delinquent tax
payers, no railroad will be found delin
quent in payment of any legal taxes, al
though the payment of taxes in several
instances has practically absorbed all of
the net earnings of the company for a term
been a material default in the payment of
NOTE. From 1893 to 1900, the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley
Railroad paid 16 8-10 per cent of it's net earnings for taxes.
NEW BOORS AND MAGAZINES
"The Bot Tight for rresdom," by Miohael
TJaritt, is Publish!
CABLE SELECTS NEW FIELD FOR A STORY
Margaret Sidney Writes Another Pep
per Book Entitled "Five Little Pep
pers Abroad" New Books by
American Book Company.
W mrm In rnpelnt of tha first authentic
history of the Boer war from tha Boer
side, entitled "The Boer Fight for Free
dom." It is by a man well known all over
the English speaking world. Mlchsel Dav
lit. The heroic atrucrles of the little col
ony In South Africa for liberty reach a
sympathizing spot in many hearts and we
believe thla account will be turned to and
consulted by many as an authoritative his
tory of the war. Mr. Davltt is re
sponsible for the adoption by the Irish
members of Parliament of the policy of
onen manifeatatlon of sympathy with the
Boer "fighters for freedom." As member
for South Hayo, he inaugurated this policy
h r.iinin his seat in Parliament a few
days after war was declared in October,
1899, to go to the scene of military con
flict in Rnuth Africa. There he met the
leading Boer generals afld President Steyn,
whom he greatly admires as tne wisest
of statesmen and noblest of patriots. Hav
ing tteh sources of information, the trained
pen of Mr. Davltt has produced in "The
Boer Fight for Freedom," a nisiory wru--n
nn the .not and in the saddle as it were.
yet as orderly, complate and well digested
ss it is accurate, graphic ana inspiring.
Psvltt's story of the first part of the war
i. . mm t.U of "what mlcht have been."
The misfortune of Krugsr's trust in politics
to accomplish what arms aione couio com
pel, and the conaequent failure to occupy
Cape Colony until it was too late; the
pity of Joubert's mistaken generosity tnai
int irtv.mlth. and ths tragedy ot stub
born Cronje's end, who, had he followed
in iima tha advice and example ot uewei
.nn n.i.r.T mlsht have fallen back to leap
like a desert lion on Rooerts" unwieicy
host. Instead of remaining to be. like a
cased beast, baited by It. Published by
Funk ft Wagnalls company.
lAmir.r. nf Oeorse W. Cable will read
hi. nnv.i "Bvlow Hill." with Interest.
wnnrterlns what success this southsrn
writer will have in his selections oi New
tha field for his story. .The
leading characters are Arthur Wlnslow. a
.i..m.n i.&hel. his wife. Rutn vying
ton and her brother, Leonard, a prominent
and popular attorney ana politician 01
.. ..nmmlinltV- Who iS IB lOVO With ISSbsl.
The story is essentially one of Jealousy
a study of the rsvages made oy mis pss-
in th breast of a young clergyman
He has taken advantage of a trivial mis
r,rinrtlnff between Leonard and wins
Isabel for himself. The clergyman's life
is simply made miserable by his being so
unressonably Jealous, causing him to watch
her every movement with suspicion and dls-
..,.. until finally ha nractlcaliy goes in
sane.' The Intense strain on his wife is
finally ended by his death and the Una!
ending brings happiness ana joy to an.
It Is published by Bcrlbners.
Margaret Sidney has written another
Pepper book entitled "Five Little Peppers
Abroad." This very newest of the Pepper
stories is Just as charming as the other
books that have preceded it in the series,
It takes Mother Pepper, now Mother
Fisher, the little doctor, Polly and Phronsls
over seas, with Grandpa King. Jaspsr and
Parson and Mrs. Henderson. There in new
scenss and new sxpsrlences the brightness,
the wit, the kindliness, the keen knowl
edge of child nature that have made all
ths Pepper books so irresistible, are Just
as conspicuous as they havs been in the
Pepper stories at home. The new scenes
across ths ocean makes the book doubly
Interesting and after we read the book we
feel thankful that friends appealed to the
author of the Pepper family for a contin
uance of their history. It Is printed by the
Latbrop Publishing company and contains
"The Rescue," by Ann Douglas Sedwlck,
is new story, with the scene in Paris.
A young Engllshmsn falls in lovs with a
portrait of a girl and on Inquiry finds the
original is now aa elderly woman with hair
streaked with gray, who has a dsugbter of
marriageable age who Is loved by an el
derly gentleman. The mother, a noble and
refined woman with a strong sens of duty,
had sacrificed her high place in English
society by marrying, .when an. inexperi
enced girl, a disreputable and brutal
French painter, and her tragedy, closed
by her husband's death. Is reopened for
her as she watches with terror and loath
ing the forces of heredity working in their
child. This girl. Claire, is a frivolous girl,
looking for a husband, with an Interest
in self and but little love for her mother.
Thus she analysed herself: "I needed
power and wealth all the real foundations
of happiness and nobility. Then ah, then
I should have blossomed. Or else, falling
them, I needed liberty and Joy the life of
Bohemian. I have had neither the one
nor the other and If I seem almost wicked
to you It is because of that. To me wicked
ness seems going against one's nature. I
have always been forced to go against
mine." The "rescue" may' be taken to
mean either the stopping of the girl's
elopement with a nobleman or the mother's
being relieved of the life of drudgery and
sacrifice to others, which had been her
lot, by marrying the young Englishman.
Published by the Century company.
"A Welsh Witch" is a new novel by Al
len Raine. In her novel the author por
trays a phase of Welsh life which Is pass
ing away. Almost every event therein re
corded has come within her own knowledge
or been related to her by parents who were
Intimately alive to all that was romantic
or picturesque In the pessant life surroundV
lng them. Upon her first appearance on
the scene "A Welsh Witch" Is a girl of 15,
wild, ill-clad, uneducated, driven out of
doors by the harshness of a drunken father
and the brutality of his farm servants.
hooted and stoned as a witch by the vil
lage children, but finding her life and so
lace In the open air and sky, the fields,
the sea and the affection of her dog and
other animals. Her development from an
untamed, biting and scratching outcast to
ths most lovable of her sex is narrated In
an intensely interesting and convincing
manner. The chief factors in her evolu
tion are her father's fatal illness and her
love for the one soul that shows her any
kindness, a handsome young farmer. The
lover himself is. a coble figure; the compli
cations of bis love and of his fortunes are
If WW to AixrW Ton.
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fresh and original. The story Is strong in
the delineation ot character and It has,
moreover, an uncommonly Interesting ro
mance. Published by D. Appleton V Co.
We have received two new books from the
American Book company that will prove
of Interest to educators. One Is entitled
"McCullough's Little Stories for Little
People," by Annie Wlllla McCullough. This
is the latest addition to the well known and
widely used series of Eclectio School Resd
ings. It comprises a carefully graded selec
tion of short and attractive stories, many
of which are arranged in groups, to re
tain tbe child's Interest In the characters.
The vocabulary used 1 confined mainly
to that found in the five leading First
Readers. The other book Is "Van Bergen's
Story of China," by R. Van Bergen, M. A.
The "Middle Kingdom," Is becoming more
and more the focus of the world's diplo
macy, and such as this book is most timely.
Written by one long resident In China, It
drsws largely on personal observation for
Its facts. Commencing with a description
of the physical features of tbe country,
It next considers tbe people themselves,
their beliefs, customs and education. Then
the history of the Qhlnese empire is briefly
sketched, from the earliest times to the
The above books are for sals by the
Megeath stationery Co., 1308 Farnam st.
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