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TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEE:
MONDAY, FEBIUIAItY 10, 1003.
FOOLISHNESS OF- PREACHING
Be?. Herring Explain? Meaning of Strange
PULPIT COMES WITH CHRISTIANITY
Its Imeortanre- Mnrte t lear la the Oat
line of the Apostolle Program
' for Spreading; Swtr
"The Foolishness of rreaching" the
theme of Rev. Hubert C. Herring's sermon
t the first Congregational church yester
day morning. He argued that preaching la
not foolish, but of very (jrrat Importance.
The Epistle to the Corinthians, wherein
Paul says "It pleased God by the foolish
ness of preaching to save those that be
lieved, supplied him with the groundwork
for his remarks.
"The Importance of preaching la clearly
set forth In the outline of the apostolic
program for spreading the gospel over the
world," aald the pastor. "It la clear to me
and to every one else,. I think, that preach
ing to a .collective body of persons waa
Intended to be the main defense and means
for propagating tbo Christian truths. In
the program of the' a-ostollc activity there
U room left for other agencies such as
prayer and the pen. But the Importance
of preaching la emphasized, and history
shows that the Christian religion la the
only one that spread from heart to heart
and from land to land In this way. When
Christianity was born the pulpit came Into
Its Rise and Partial Fall.
"In the early days of the church preach
ing stood foremost and a number of great
preachers such as Ambrose and Augustine
and others . came v Into existence. Later
there waa tendency to reduce preaching
to a minor consideration and today we find
It so In the Greek, .Roman and soma of the
Episcopal forms of worshlr.. On the other
hand, the aiass of evangelical Protestant
churches make preaching a predominant
factor. If one la to pasa Judgment on the
two forms he must either declare as did
the scoffers of Paul's day aa to the 'foolish
ness of preaching or be must ask as Paul
did, 'What do you call the foolishness of
"I do not believe In preaching simply be
cause I am a preacher. I believe In it bo
cause I believe that man Is to come to his
Inheritance by the largest use of bis best
faculties, and speech Is the marked faculty
of the human race. By speech conscious
of Itself and with definite aim t great
many men, at least, are destined to achieve
their greatest power.
"By contrasting the accedance of the
races that use public speech with) the de
csdence of those who do not, we must ad
mit Its value. Public speaking Is altogether
unknown In the Orient. In England and In
this country seems Impossible for A num
ber of men to assemble without one of
them being called upon or seeming to feel
himself called upon to air his views. In
my opinion public speaking has a scope
and significance that we do not dream of.
It should be cultivated and fostered and
kept to the front, not only In the church
but In all walks of life."
he bad lost Ma reputation and power, bad
lost himself to self-Indulgence. . .
"Man can neglect the high purposes and
religious Impressions which Ood mikes In
him and lose all desire for good things, tbe
Joys of his spiritual life. The most sensi
tive thing In the world Is conscience.
Quiet It, plsce It in subordinate position,
you lose your power and wake up to find
yourself shorn of your strength. So we
must return to the, Christian element and
Intellect and follow them closely to retain
I FFl I.SF." OP APOSTI.B ANDREW.
ROCKEFELLER IS XO , EXAMPLE.
Teaching Bandar School Doesn't Make
Him a Sample Christian.
"The coal baron or the coal oil baron
who teaches a Sunday school class one
day In the week and grinds tbe facea of
Ihe poor elx days In the week la no ex
nmple of Christianity," declared Rev. A.
S. C. Clark at tbe Lowe Avenue Presby
terian church yesterday morning, in tbe
course of a sermon on "Self-Preservation
Tbe minister took for his text tbe words:
"He can save others; Himself He cannot
save," which were derisively hurled, at
Christ on the cross by the rabid mob.
' Mr. Clark interpreted this aa a vulgar
banter, calculated to turn Christ from the
performance of the greatest and aubllmest
deed In history to the little Bullish act of
cowardice of saving Himself.
"But, while Christ could have come down
from the cross and saved His life, while His
death on the crosa was a voluntary act,
while He did -not have to perform that
terrible deed, yet He could not have saved
mankind had 'He shrunk from it. And so,
In Christ, self-sacrifice rose above self
preservation. Tbe result Is, man has a
way of aalvatlon and that salvation is free.
Had the human Impulse dominated Christ
He would have com-? down from the crosa
In response to these taunting Jeers hurled
at Him. Even the strongest of humans
give way to self-preservation rather than
In line with this' thought, as it relates
to the great apherea of wealth and labor,
Mr. Clark made Ala allusion to John D.
Rockefeller. . He .believed arbitration waa
an element of self-sacrifice, and as such
could and should be more generally prac
ticed In tbe affairs, of labor and capital
Arbitration waa as old aa the world and
waa enunciated by Christ Himself. If al
lowed to govern more generally, he believed
strikes and violent disputes between the
employer and employe would become things
of tbe past.
Clssell It Was
"The Business Msn and His Religion"
was the theme of Rev. Clyde Clay Clssell at
Hanscom Park Methodist church Sunday
morning, the text being John 1, 42. He aald
"Andrew, the apostle, is one of the he
roes of the scripture, nrt becauae be had,
a magnificent opportunity to distinguish
hlmBelf In some prominent role, but a hero
in the insignificant things which maae up
the sum of human life a man who bad one
chance and, taking It, made a glorious
success. Andrew as a business man a fish
dealer, 'an employer of labor In bis visits
to the cities surrounding - the sea where
he went to sell his goods,, met men of cul
ture and learning, so there is no reason to
believe that he was an Ignorant man, em
ployed in a menial occupation. He waa a
busy man, and it Is always tbe busy man
w,ho does work for the kingdom of Ood.
There are few who are given hours of
idleness who are found at work for the ex
tension of the kingdom of Christ.
"In this text we go bsck to the founda
tion of the church like tracing the stream
to Its source. We find all the essentials
of Christianity In the hands of twelve
men men little known and of 1'ttle in
fluence tbe kind of follower that Ood
selects to do His work. Christ might
have found more profound philosophers at
Athens or Alexandria, but as aver He took
the material at hand and by widening their
sphere touched other- powers which will
make the gospel world-wide. . We know
little ot Andrew. He comes Into tbo lime,
light of publicity for a moment and then
disappears. He came Into -contaot with
Jesus through a sermon, and when he had
realized that Jesus wes. tbe Christ he ran
to his brother, Simon, and told him about
the newly-arrived Lord.' He was not a
preacher, not a man of great ability, but
he knew where to find one, and brought to
Christ Simon Peter, a man Whose Influ
ence during the early year of the church
waa greater than that Ot any other.' His
method waa personal and intense, the
scriptural method of "bringing aouls to Ood.
Ood works through then, and If men are
not willing to do God's work, it must remain
undone for the time. If we of-the latter
years displayed tbe energy t the Chris.
Mans of tbe .early centuries, tbe world
would have been evangelised long ago, for
each of the early Christians felt a per.
sonal duty to be performed In proclaiming
tbe truths of the goupe! "and saving souls.
"Andrew might save followed. tbe Lord
and left Peter to' ' conduct ' the, business.
That Is the wsy many Christian do these
days, but he felt that, he must call Peter
to the Lord. There . are many persons In
the church today who have, a duty to per
form in looking tor that ' -brother whom
they may call t the Lord, ind there can be
no excuse offered .which 111 be accepted
In the day of Judgment for the failure to
call these soul to the truth.". - '
SAMSO mtiUESTI THE THEME.
Rev. Jenka lees the Shorn Strong,
Man aa an ISsaiuttle.
"The Man Who Would and Couldn't" was
the subject of a sermon delivered by Rev.
Edwin H. Jenks of the First Preabyterlan
church Sunday morning, tho same being
bastd upon the perfidy of Samson, who waa
shorn ot his strength and power because
of his forgetfulness of bis Lord. Rev.
Jenks took for his text Judges xvl, 20:
"And she said, 'The Philistines be upon
thee, Samson.' And be awoke out of his
sleep and said, 'I will go out aa at other
tlmea before, and, shako myself.' And he
wist not that the Lord waa departed from
"Though the strongest man, physically,
in the world at that time, Samson waa
also portrayed In the text as the weakeat.
Endowed by (Vd with great capabilities, by
self-Indulgence he lost that power. So to
day," the paator said, ''the most pitiable
ot all men is he who Is equipped to do
great things, but fulls In his accomplish
inent. The truth that our sins will find
us out la the law of physical being. One
has but to visit the madhouaea and asylums
to sos how nature square the accounts
with sin. So, In mental characteristics,
men who arc able, capable, and have tbs
talent, often fall. They think that they
will accomplish, aucceed, but they waste
their great qualifications and .wist not that
their power departs from them. How
often do we tee tbe man of little energies
striving tar In advance of him who, before
Reduces work to a
The maximum of effect
The minimum of effort
as casta a package
SMITH ON TUB FORFEITED TALENT.
Methodist Paator Talks of Retarns aa
God's Investments., j
At the First Methodist church Sunday
morning Rev. B. Comble Smith spoke en
"The Forfeited Talent," taking tor bis text
the verse that says, "Take from him the
pound." ' " .
He spoke of tbe seeming hardness of
this speech a coming from the lips of the
kindest of masters and yet the righteous,
ness of It. He said: "It- is one of Ood'
law that there must be a return for every
Investment, whether tangible or intangible,
and there Is no fitter example Ot this law
than that ot nature, which continually pro
duces, no matter how adverse "tbe circum
stances. Whether it be in lower planes
or In the higher psychic levels, the samo
eternal principles are In force. If some
thing be given and not made use of, it Is
taken away from us gradually. Our senses
and proclivities are lnveatment that grow
with usage and atrophy with disuse. The
senses of sight, smell and hearing in early
man were very acute, but with his mental
advancement and changed conditions they
were depended upon less and less until they
became no more than ordinary.
"The mind of man has developed and
he has made great advances in science, but
far more wonderful than the abstract tan
gible advances I that new feeling that
make It possible for him to see and hear
God, in all ot nature' handiwork in a mul
HALL PRODS THeT PUBLIC
Venator from Donglas . Doesn't Con
alder There Haa Beea Saflcleat
Expression on Legislation.
Senator Hall, chairman of the senate com
mittee on Judiciary, has been inatructed by
that committee to prepare a bill which
has for its purpose changing tbe form ot
tbe official ballot so that all constitutional
amendmenta presented to tbe people for
adoption shall appear on tbe ballot at the
top instead of the bottom. Discussing this
change tbe senator, who. spent Sunday In
Omaha, aald: .
'It haa been found that no eonstltutionsl
amendment submitted to the people was
ever defeated by a positive vote, but that
practically all have failed by the failure
of the voter to record themselves on the
question at all. This has led the members
of -the committee . to believe that .the
amendments have not been brought promt
nently enough before the voter at the
time they were casting their ballots, .as
thesn amendments are now placed at the
bottom of the ticket, where thsy are not
seen. It is questioned that the law count
ing as votes for an amendment all straight
party votes caat for a ticket nominated
in a convention which has adopted, the
proposed amendment as a part of its plat
form Is not constitutional, and it Is this
condition that we propose to correct by
the amendment." . . i ..
Speaking upon the amendment to the
Omsha charter which are .expected to bo
passed at this term, the senator aald:
"I wlah there could be some method
adopted of getting a general expression on
the part 'of Omaha people on these amend
ments. We all hoped something would be
dona by the mass meeting recently, but
these questions were referred to commit
tees and we hav not heard from the com
mlttea yet. Some things .In the charter
should be chauged and w believe tbat the
heada ot city departments should show us
what changea tuey believe to be necessary
and the reasons, so w can havs an Intelli
gent Idea of tbe subject. We have heard
a lot about house roll 171 and w are all
for it. but about other thing ot great
importance we have heard nothiag."
May Vet He Saved. .
All wto have aevere lung trouble need
I)r King' New Discovery for Consumption
It cures or o pay. tOc, $1.00. For aale by
Publish youi legal notice U The Weekly
. Bee. Teelphon tit.
TOO GOOD TO BLACKHAWR
Fiona Appearing Mr. Eicki Puts Jailed
Indian Off Watch.
SMUGGLES LIQUOR PAST THE SHERIFF
When Depatr Marshal Allan Calls far
Hla Prlaoaer at Pender He Finds
Hint Deyad to the
: Daniel Blackhawk of Pender has toyed
again with the fire water of the pale face
and now languishes In county Jail, "another
Daniel come to Judgment." He was brought
In by Deputy Marshal James Allan and
with him came a tale of woe and of mis
Daniel l a full-blood Indian, built like
a pumping derrick and posaessed of a ca
pacity tbat would be the pride and envy of
any colonel In all Kentucky. From hla
Ire, a distinguished chief;, he Inherited n
proud name and a regal, seven-days-s-week
thirst, which latter started him on the
downward road and haa had him moving
right along ever since hla tenth birthday.
Finally be got to accommodating friends
and became a master of the gentle art of
bootlegging, very popular among some of
the best people of his tribe, who prefer It
to ping-pong or other social diversion.
Four times he ha been detected by the
United States officer and four time he
ha had to come to Omaha or go to Sioux
Falla to "do time."
Hicks a Whlted Sepalcher.
Upon this last occasion he was taken
flrtft to the Thurston county Jail at Pendar
by Deputy Allan, there to await the pleas
ure of Commissioner Sloan. Then appeared
the caae of misplaced confidence. The
Thurston Jail haa but two cell and they
are Just off the sheriff's office and easily
reached by the visiting public. The visit
ing public drops In to see the sheriff when
ever It likes and talks with any prisoners
through the bars as long as it pleases.
Tuesday, among the visitors was one H. D.
Hicks, a modest, pious-appearing little man
with an old frock coat and a clergyman's
smile. Mr. Hicks waa welcome because he
appeared to be one who could do the wicked
good and he did do them good. He got
two round dollars from Daniel Blackhawk
and brought back to Daniel two flat flask
which he shoved beteween the bars when
the sheriff wasn't looking. Daniel put oue
flask under the blanket on his bunk,- and
the contents of the other flask under hi
belt. In about two minute he began . to
have Ideas and things, and he made a
speech tbat Jarred windows in the adjoining
. The sheriff saw what had happened, but
concluded there was nothing to do but wait
It out. He didn't know Daniel had a second
bottle until Daniel had emptied It. ' Then
he found It out tight away, for Daniel fell
asleep so soundly asleep that there was
no waking htm.
Too' Mach for Allan.
Deputy Allan reappeared. Re wanted hi
prisoner and he wanted him In time for
the next train. Tbe sheriff told James to
go take htm and. James went. He called.
No answer. He shook him. No movement.
He punched him. No defense. He poured
water on him. Not a quiver. ' He wrestled.
snd tussled., and fussed and reproached
and finally gave it up. ' '
Then he started an Investigation.- He
had everybody on the carpet without learn
ing what he wanted -to know. 'Twenty
four hours later Daniel '"came to.'- When
he waa able to sit up and notice thing he
told James about the mild-eyed little Mr.
Hicks and the mystery was cleared up.
But Mr. Hick had cleared out. Allan
looked for him all around the premises, but
he w not to be found. If he had been
found he might have fared even more seri
ously than did George Miller., who accom
modated thirsty witnesses at the federal
building recently and was given fifteen
months In prison therefor. But as it is,
Blackhawk is the only one . to suffer.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TO GO
Will Make Their Visit ta Slow City
Heat Saadart Instltatlaa; .
Members of the Omaha chapter. Knights
of Columbus, will go to Sioux City next
Sundsy, where a chapter of tbe order will
be Instituted. There waa to have been
a meeting last night-to arrange the trip,
but becauae of small attendance - it waa
decided to call a meeting tor Wednesday
evening, when tbe party will be formed. A
special train bearing knights from .Galea
burg and other, points In the state of Il
linois will Join the Omaha knights on
the trip and members of the order will be
present from all parts of the west.
A council also will be Instituted at
O'Neill the latter part ot March, and It
la expected tbat some of the work will be
done by members of the Omaha council.
CAL'SE OF FALLING HAIR.
DaadraaT. Which Is a Germ Disease-
Kill the Germ.
Falling hlr Is caused by dandruff, which
Is a germ disease. The germ in burrow
ing in to the root of the hair, where it de
stroys the vitality of the hair, causing the
balr to fall out, digs up the cuticle In little
scales, called dandruff or scurf. .You can't
atop the falling hair without curing the
dandruff,' and you can't cure the dandruff
without killing the dandruff germ. "De
stroy the cause, you remove th effect."
New.bro's Herpiclde I the only hair prepa
ration that kill the dandruff germ. Herpi
clde 1 also a delightful hair dressing.
AT THE PLAYHOUSES
Vaudeville at the t'relahtoa-Orphenm.
Several new names greet the patron of
the Creigbton-Orpheum this week, and
along with tbe new name come new stunta.
The old familiar people who are In th
bill also have new acts, so that the whole
program la one ot entertaining novelty. It
I diversified, too, though to say that two
of the acta are mualcal and two are athletic
would not give this impression. Creasy and
Dane, well known here, have the place
of honor on the bill. They are presenting
a new sketch, written by Mr. Cresay In his
own peculiar style, but in many ways an
Improvement on former work. It is quiet
In tone, but Intensely dramatlo and with a
pleasant mingling of comedy and pathos.
It was very well received yeaterday. Miss
Edith Helena, down on the bill as "the
highest soprano In the world," deserves
better or tbe advertising man. She Is fsr
from being "high;" on the contrary, she Is
rather Inclined to be petite, and Is. de
cidedly pretty and winsome in her ways
on' the stage. She has a voice of great
range and purity, which ahe uses with ex
cellent taste. The songs she gave yester
day are those calculated to best exhibit
the sweet tones and remarkably flexibility
of ber voice, although she does not attempt
any vocal gymnastics. Her clear, flute-like
notes are distinct and melodious, even st
the top of her flight, and her modulations
sre such a delight the critical listener, for
she ha auch control that the highest note
I taken with no apparent effort, the voice
reaching the climax by a ateady, even rise
that seems so easy that one would almost
be Justified In doubting the result were not
his ears against his eyes. Miss Helena got
a much more enthusiastic reception than
is usually accorded a classic singer by a
Sunday audience. Zacell and Vernon are
not only a little the best pair of horizontal
bar performers seen here this season, but
they are also tip-top fun makers. Their
work is all new and all worth watching.
Wood and Bates do a funny musical turn
with different lnstrumenta, and Lizzie Wil
son is ery amusing in her single-handed
effort. The three Livingstons do some good
acrobatic work, introducing some novelties.
"Black Pattl" at the Boyd.
.Something of the zero weather seemed o
have permeated , the audience at the Boyd
last night, for the effort of the Black
Pattl company did not arouse any tre
mendous outburst of applause. This fact
should not be counted agalnat the company,
though, for it haa some good material, and
all hands worked hard. John Rucker Is a
clever comedian and In the first part gives
an excellent Imitation of an old darkey and
the laughaole difficulties Into which he gets
through his desire to have his own way
and pay no attention to euperstlttons. He
has able assistants, too, and the singing
and dancing with which the part abounds
Is up to the mark. The second part of the
performance gives Mme. SisBeretta Jones,
the "Black Pattl," a chance to show her
powerful soprano voice In operatic selec
tion. Mme. Jones is aaafsted in this by
some carefully selected 'voices, and the
scenes they give are well rendered. Some
excellent 'specialties are Introduced in this
MERCURY WOOS MISS ZERO
Finally Reaches the Chilly Lady's
Heart, and a Frosty Honey
i. moon Begins.
' ! f
. Sunday was ' gray, cold day In Omaha
and the cutting wind from the north had
no. mercy for cheeks and noses and ears
or thin raiment or Illy-protected animals.
The mercury ;wooed he zero mark per
sistently , from, dawn', and at dusk was
ready to - hire the preacher. The wedding
was at .7 o'clock and the couple went on
wedding Journey In minus land. Whether
or" not they : will return today their , good
friend, 'the 'weather forecaster, cannot say.
He hardly expects them. In fact he Is
afraid they are are going a good ways.
, The whole west is cold and last evening
it waa' snowing in Chicago, where It waa
eight degrees below zero, and also at
Davenport. Elsewhere the air was clear.
North. Platte and Valentine were as cold
a. Omaha. Cheyenne was aeveral de
grees warmer, while Denver snd Pueblo
were : better still by several pollts. At
WUUston, N. D.. tbe mercury had sunk
to 30 degrees below the differentiating
mark last night, while at Bismarck. It had
dropped to 22 and at Huron to 12.
Here la Omaha the deviation from out-of-door
' comfort - began at 4 o'clock Sat
urday afternoon, when the registration was
twenty-two degrees to the good. At 5 o'clock
Sunday morning seventeen points had been
loat and from T to 10 the highest altitude
Of : the quicksilver was one degree. It
crawled to three degrees at S o'clock, but
started on it downward career again and
at o'clock wa minus one degree, ac
cording to the official reports. Small hope
are offered for warmer weather today.
A Serioas Mistake.,
To tbe average msn it seems childish to
doctor a cold, and unless It become par
ticularly annoying to him llule or no atten
tion I given 'it. Often a cold contracted in
the winter 1 allowed to run until the open
ing of spring. This is a grave mistake, as
even though tbe warm weather may bring
relief, the system Is thereby weakened and
rendered susceptible to . dlsesse. A cold
should never be' neglected, whetheiMt be a
child or an adult who is afflicted, as health
snd often life la risked. ,A bottle of Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy, costing but a small
amount, will bring speedy relief and all
dangerous consequences will be avoided.
. Announcements ef the Theater.
Mias Allda Cortelyou. who plays the lead
ing heavy role with' William Gillette In
"Sherlock Holme I a cousin ot George
Cortelyou; President Roosevelt's secretary.
Although Miss Cortelyou Is an American
girl., this Is her first seaaon in America.
During Wilson Barrett' engagement some
years ago, he saw her as a talented ama
teur and engaged her for hi season in
England. She became hi tesd'ng woman
and was with him during his long run Jn
the "91gn of the Cross" In England. Mia
Cortelyou la a powerful emotional actresa
and her costuming ot the part of' Madge
Larabee ia aatd to be Very elegant. Mr.
Gillette and his .company will be seen at
tbe Boyd Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Jaroalav Koclan, the young Bohemian vio
linist, who Is now successfully launched
upon hla American tour, under the guidance
of Manager Rudolph Aronson, I a pale,
blonde youth ot Is years. Of t serious.
quiet demeanor, free from tricks of msn
ner or dress, the young man gives one an
Impression of strength and virility, ia spit
of his fair, 'almost sffeninat appearance
His marvelous playing ot hla chosen instru
ment upholds tbls impression and on rec
ognlzes the great artist without further
questioning in th authority and finish of
hla playing and interpretation. Not a dls
sentlng voice waa heard from the critics
at Koclan's New York debut, which wss
on of th moat notabl and fashionable
vent of th season.
JCoclan plays In this city on, Monday aft
raooa, February Zl. at Lod aw theater.
LIEUTENANT BRDATCH BUSY
Farmer Omahaa I Handling Raw Re-
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LEAP YEAR BABES TO UNITE
Persons Born on February 29 May Organise
JUDGE SLABAUGH ITS ORIGINATOR
His Jest About Relnsr Short-Chana;ed
la Birthdays Brings Bnshels of
Mall . and Unexpected
Judge W. W. Slabaugh of tbe district
bench may go Into history aa the originator
of one of the mos't unique organizations or
fraternities anyone ever beard of. Briefly
stated, this organization will be tbe Quad
rennial club, Its members to be those whose
birthday was February 29. The judge says
be bas been lying awake nights planning
bow to get even with a fate tbat divides
his birthdays by four and at the beginning
ot this century skipped hlra altogether.
Now he proposes to organize his fellow
unfortunates and sister unfortunates, and
have a monster gathering and celebration
In 1904 aa partial atonement for what has
been lost during these last seven years.
Tbe judge bas not gone Into this for
glory, but, to tell the truth, for protection.
Though now in the prime ot life, he baa
bad but eleven birthdays, whereas hla
12-year-old son baa had a dozen. The boy
ha found this out and, declaring that
there Is precedence for believing that "tbe
child may be father to the man," baa de
veloped an Inclination to run tbe do
mestic ranch by right of aenlorlty. The
judge cannot meet the argument, and, per
ceiving that' the older they grow, the
greater will be the boy's majority In birth
days, bas acted on tbe theory tbat "In
union there la strength." .
Press Gives lllm a Boost.
Borne weeks ago be mentioned hi trouble
to a party of frienda and aald be guessed
he would have to bring aboutT a national
organization of those who have been short
changed aa he has. One of th friends, a
New Yorker,, gave the Idea to the New
York Herald, using tbe judge' name, and
a story was printed in serious vein Feb.
Tbe result bas appalled tbe judge. He
Is getting more letter than any other
man In Douglas county. They come from
east, west, north and aouth, and all are
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written by the February 29ers. They take
the -proposal of a national organization
seriously and are "for" It.
In consequence tbe judge himself Is now
persuaded to take the joke more seriously
than he did. He says that if others really
want auch an organization be Is willing to
have It launched and to be a member. He
thinks that on February 29 of next year
It might be possible to have quite a cele
bration somewhere, perhaps In Omaha, and
to that end Is writing serlo-coiulc re
sponses to many of the letters received.
In one of these he relates, for the benefit
of tbe younger 29ers, that be found some
difficulty In procuring his marriage license
from a rural county judge on th ground
that the number of his birthdays made
him still a minor.
I axative firomo
Cures Cold In One Day, Crip in 3 Day
Lieutenant James W. Broatcb of the
Marine service has gotten near his
Omaha borne as Chicago, where he ia In
charge of the marine recruiting headquart
ers at 249 Clark street.
HI experiences there are providing the
Sunday paper with an abundance of
Stories concerning tne appearance and the
difficulties encountered by farm boy of
DUonls, Iowa and Indiana, who com to
bt office to begin a Farragut or Dewey
career. One had not money for railroad
fare, ao rode a mule 200 miles. And It
wasn't a "very fat mule, either. Another
beat 1)1 war a similar dlstanc In a coal
car and then found the sweetheart, witb
whom he bad quarrelled, awaiting him at
the recruiting offlve with a ticket jome.
Still another, who was Just about to be
come a terror of tbe seas, waa literally
yanked out of the office by bla mother,
a email craft, but well gunned.
The marine corr now numbera .12 men
and more than 200 officers. There are
always many vacancies to be filled end
the, recrultlna onV" keep a harp look.
out for desirable young men between the
age of 11 and 5 year.
Dlea While Ultln Helallvea.
Miss Alma Fisher of Polo, 111., died 8ui
day morning st ihe home of a relative.
T C Shelly ISfi- South Thirty-second
street, of myo-car.lltis. Miss Klshrr lime
to Omaha about l weeks ago to enjoy
a vls't with her relstlves and waa token
111 a few days ae Tk body will be takcu
ta Polo lit thi morning fur Interment.
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February 17 and March S.
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S Lessen Laundry Labors by using 1
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