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    February 1. l!k).l.
The Illustrated Bee.
Published Weekly by The Bee Publishing
Company, Bee Building, Omaha, Neb.
Trice, 6c Per Copy Per Tear, $2.00.
Entered at the Omaha Poatomce at Second
Class Mall Matter.
For Advertising Rate Addreaa Publisher.
Communications relating to photographs or
article for publication should be ad
dressed, "Editor The Illustrated Bee,
Pen and Picture Pointers
HESTER I. LONG, who has Just
been elected to the United
States senate from Kansas, Is
one of the figures In congress
that have loomed up big In the
last few years. His service has boon com
paratively brief, but has been notablo In a
high degree. During his first term In con
gress he was on the committee on elec
tions, and there gained much distinction
by his conduct of a couple of contest cases,
both of which he won. When elected for
tha pppnd time, he was promoted to a place
.. yTe ways and means committee, and got
,Spn3 chance to awaken the country to his
ability. His speech on the Cuban reci
procity measure last spring was regarded
as the feature of the debate, and In a large
measure paved the way for Mr. Long's ele
vation to the senate. Mr. Long Is a native
of Pennsylvania, although he waa reared
In the west, his parents moving to Mis
souri when he was but 6 years old. When
19 he went to Kansas and after a three-
years' term In the Normal school at Paola.
he entered the office of a law firm at To
peka and was In due time admitted to tho
bar. As soon as he waa legally qualified,
In 1885, he went to Medicine Lodge and be
gan bis life's work, not the least part of
which haa been to retire Jerry Simpson
from circulation. In 1889 Mr. Long secured
his first nomination to office and was
elected as a member of the Kansas atate
senate, where he aerved with distinction.
Ia 1890 Jerry Simpson carried the "Big
Seventh" Kansas district for congress by
nearly 10,000 majority. In 1892 his fellow
townsman waa hla opponent, and the Simp
son majority was cut to 1,700. In 1894 the
Medicine Lodge champion were again pitted
pw l"n uanMAn papers are telling a
I story about a Berlin lady who
tm riTnnw . . ...
of the well known "cures" In
Germany. He gave her a letter
which purported to be a prescription for her
treatment there, and which she presented
to the doctor at the "cure." It read as
follows: "Rup, fena, ledlega, N. 8. ord,
ent, 11. chlhrlst. nlxsl, ehen, Sielhra, hordl,
efed, erneln, sel, naus, a, e, h, r, lan, gsara
daml, t, solhr, gat, tea, welmo, nateru,
hehatun, dervl, elle, lcht, gea, und, et,
Versta N. D. E. N." The doctor perused
the lines again and aaw that the letters
when put In their proper order ran as fol
lows: "Rupfen ale die Gans ordentllch.
Ihr 1st nix. Ziehen ale Ihr aber die Federn
etnieln aus. aebr langaara, damlt so Ihr
gatte awel Monate Ruhe hat und er vtel
lelcht gesundet. Verstanden?" Ia English
these words mean: Pluck the old gooae
thoroughly well. There Is nothing the mat
ter with her. But pull out the feat her j
one by one, very alowly, so that her hus
band may have a couple of months rest,
by which means he may perhapa be reatored
to health. Do you understand?"
The doctor shook hla head dubiously over
her, and ordered two months of the usual
exercise, baths, waters, and rest.
Dr. Woodrow Wilson, who has recently
been chosen president of Princeton college,
la a man of great tact and considerable
native wit. A former student of that In
stitution tells a story which he regards
as indicative of the way In which he
will bold the students in leash by ready
wit and a genial smile Instead of trying to
awe them with bis dignity.
When darkneas lent cover to the project,
on the evening of ths day on which the
announcement of Dr. Wilson's election
was made, some of the mors boisterous
spirits organised a celebration and, having
requisitioned horna and a green grocer's
against each other, and Long was elected
by a nice majority. In l!w it was Simp
son's time, and, although Long had routed
the sockless statesman on the stump dur
ing a serlea of Joint debatea on the money
question, the voters wanted Jerry, and he
went back to congress for the last time.
In 1898 Long was again successful and since
then he has been twice re-elected, the last
time by 8,000 majority. He was a dark
horse In the senatorial fight, but as aoon
as his name was sprung all factions of re
publicans hastened to his standard and his
choice waa made unanimous In caucus. Mr.
Long waa married In 1894, following his
first election to congress, to Miss Anna
Bache, whom he had met while attending
school at Paola. They have two children,
both girls, aged 7 and 5. Mr. Long was
born In 1860.
One of the many bodies Into which Ne
braskans have organized themselves Is the
State Association of County Commission
ers, which recently met In Omaha for Its
annua) conference. This organization is
especially active during legislative years,
for then It finds opportunity to present to
the lawmakers changes which county com
missioners would like to see made In the
statutes. In the present lnatance there
are a number of these. For ex
ample, some of the counties of the state
are organized under townships, with boards
of supervisors, and others are organized
Into commissioner districts, with commis
sioners to look after the affairs of the
county. For the supervisors the law pre
scribes a two-years term, and for the com
missioners a three-years term. Some effort
to secure uniformity of tenure of office la to
be made. Other similar matters are to be
presented to the legislature by the proper
committees of the organization. During the
stay In Omaha the members of the asso
ciation lined up for a photograph.
Robert 8 Armstrong, who was recently
appointed to be assistant secretary of the
treasury under Leslie M. Shaw, is an Iowa
youth, being still under 30. He was born
near Des Moines, and being early thrown
on bis own resources, worked his way
through Ames college. In the most part
paying bis expenaes by money he earned
In the Ames printing office, where be learned
the printer's trade while getting his edu
cation. After leaving achool he was at-
Gleanings From the Story
stock of bead lettuce, deacended upon the
new president.
At the first toot of the horn be knew
what was coming, but before bedlam could
break loose Dr. Wilson was out among the
serenaders, grasping each one by the
band and thanking them Individually and
collectively for their congratulations, pre
tending not to see the lettuce heads which
the students made desperate efforts to
keep out of view and to get rid of.
When the students recovered from this
unexpected overthrow of their plans some
one shouted:
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tached first to one of the Des Moines
papers, and finally went to Chicago, where
he was given a position on the News, and
then waa aent to New York as correspond
ent for that publication. When Governor
Shaw was made secretary of the treasury
he appointed Mr. Armstrong to be his
private secretary. He took hold of the
duties with a grasp and comprehension thai
was new to the place, and Introduced many
reforms about Treasury headquarters, all
of them tending to expedite the business
of the great office. It was his capacity
for detail that attracted attention to him
and secured for him his elevation to a
place that Is one of the most responsible
under the government.
On January 13, 1853, In Shelby county,
Illinois, Mr. Daniel Klnnlson and Miss
Elizabeth Abbercromble were united In the
holy bonds of matrimony. Mr. and Mrs.
KinnlAon came to Butler county, Nebraska,
In 1873, and homesteaded 160 acres of land
In Olive township, Ave miles west of
David City, where they still reside. Nine
children were born to this couple, four
of them now living, three boys and one
"What's the matter with Woodrow Wil
son T"
And the answer came loud and clear:
"He's all right. He's a brick."
The students then marched away sing
ing, "For he's a Jolly good fellow," and
carrying their lettuce beads with them.
The late John E. Kenna, United States
senator from West Virginia, used to delight
bis Washington friends by his many "darky
stories." He told the following as happen
ing at the White Sulphur Springs, where
eclored waiters serve the guests:
"One evening when din!ng at the White
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girl. On January 13, 1903, about thirty-five
neighbors, friends and relatives assembled
at the Klnnlson homestead and assisted
them In celebrating their golden wedding
anniversary, bringing a large number or
presents appropriate to the occasion.
A. C. Smith, the new president of the
Commercial club, was elected to that office
during his absence In the east. He has
been a member of the organization for
years and has been one of Its directors.
Mr. Smith was born in Clnclnnatus, Court
land county, N. Y., on October 13, 1863,
and lived there until 1868, at which time
Ihe family moved to Council Bluffs, where
they remained until 1892, coming then to
this city. Mr. Smith attended Harvard
and graduated In 1887. During the year
1886 the business at Eleventh and Howard
street was begun, but for six years the
family continued to reside In Iowa. In
1897, the elder Smith dying, the business
was Incorporated under th.i style of M. E.
Smith & Co., and A. C. Smith became its
president. He served as one of the di
rectors of the Transmlssieslppi exposition
and during last year was the president of
the Municipal league.
Charles Somers Young Is another of the
young men who have pushed their way to
the front In the business world. Mr.
Young left school in 1895, being graduated
from Cornell university with the class of
that year, and came to Omaha to engage
In newspaper work. He began as "cub" re
porter on The Bee, and advanced rapidly,
within a year being railroad editor of this
paper. His work In this department was
such as attracted general attention among
the railroad men of the country, among
other things that he had to handle being
the closing of the Union Pacific receivership
and the reorganization of the road after the
sale in 1897. January 1, 1899, he went with
the B. A M. as assistant advertising man
ager for the Burlington system west of the
Missouri river. Three years later he was
made manager of the department, and
within a year was asked to come to Chicago
as assistant general manager of the ad
vertising for the entire Burlington system.
This position he resigned to accept the po
sition of advertising manager for the Chi
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul system. Two
promotions within a year on one system
and an advance from the position of be
ginner to head of one of the most Important
Tellers' Pack
Sulphur chocolate eclairs were passed at
dessert. When they reached me I started
to help myself to one, but found It stuck
fast to the plate, so forcing the fork under
It I again tried, but it still held firmly.
Looking up I was somewhat abashed and
my friends were convulsed with laughter
by bearing the waiter say:
" "Souse me, Sah. but dat's my thumb.' "
President Cleveland was on his first trip
to the Mississippi, and was reviewing the
parade In his honor. The day was chill,
and the mayor, after the parade had been
going on about an hour, whispered to
Colonel Lamont, who bad Just come on the
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Norfolk. FUttsmoutk 8fuf,:
departments on one of the great lines of
railroad of the country within four years
Is certainly a remarkable record. Mr.
Young is original in many of his methods
of advertising, and much that he haa done
has received favorable comment from older
and more experienced advertising experts.
"The Club" gets its name from a desire
of its membership to be distinguished from
all the other clubs by the fact that It is
the club to which they belong. It is com
posed of the bright young women of the
eighth grade at the Lothrop school, who are
Just winding up their work In the grammar
grades and preparing to enter the High
school. In addition to their regular school
work they have taken up the study of the
English drama, and have, with the assist
ance of their teacher, made much progress
In the reading of Shakespeare and other
classical works. One of the objects of the
club Is to give practical Illustrations of
what the members have learned by their
studies, and to this end plays suitable to
their uses are presented In part from time
to time at the home of one or another of
the members.
stand, that In view of the temperature the
president might like to fortify himself with
a little something.
"Of course he would," the colonel
promptly replied. "Haven't you asked him
"No," the mayor replied, "I didn't Just
er like to."
"Go ahead and ask him," said the colonel,
and the mayor obeyed.
"Where Is it?" said the president, by
way of reply, and followed the mayor Into
a room Just off the stand. The mayor aet
out and filled three glasses with good old
red liquor calculated to kill the effecta of
the chilliest temperatures. The president
counted the glasses and then the people In
the room. Thtre were himself, the mayor
and Lamont.
"Who," asked the president, "is the third
glass for?"
"Why er," said the mayor, "one Is for
you, Mr. President, one is for Colonel La
mont, and one er for me."
The president's eyes twinkled. He took
up the glass assigned to Lamont, poured
it into his own glass, and, as he raited It
to his lips, said: "Dan don't drink," and
swallowed It at a gulp.
Alexander Sulllvanfwho is now residing
In Denver, Colo., served in the British
army In the Crimean war and acted as
trumpeter at the terrible charge of the
Light Brigade, "the noble 600," at Bala
klava. In describing the horrors of that
day, he says that when Lord Cardigan or
dered him to sound the retreat he raised
his bugle to his lips, but was unable to
give out a sound. "Lord Cardigan." as he
tells the story, "turned to me with a fierce
oath and repeated his command, but
shook my bead and dropped my bugle. He
must have understood, for, raising his
sword high above my head, he shrieked:
'Retreat, men, as best you can, and save
yourselves.' "
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