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TTUEJI OCT. OF TOWH.
Sabaertbetra leartnaT the city teia
rartly akowla have The Be
SaaUed t tkaaa. It fa better tfcaa
' allf letter-, fraaa boat. As
trees trill be chaaged as arte aa
. Registration day Friday mark It
Herman Beal will bo the next county
surveyor J oat the game.
When It conies to wielding the veto
pen, Mayor Moorea takes second place
Omaha should go after a few more
conventions of state and national or
gs nidations. .. .
.While Cuba Is preparing its first home,
stead law It should make It thief-tight
.'Every voter n Omaha and South
Omaha should familiarize himself with
tbs voting machine. ,
The campaign would Indued be worse
than apathetic f it did not fructuate at
, out "growing" question.
In the light of developments at New
York the old saw may have to be re
rised to rend, "save money for a windy
Bids for asphalt paving hove gotten
down below Lids for brick. It looks as
If the paving combine had been really
Moscow's water system bus been dam
aged, bnt as long as the vodka holds out
th administration cannot feel totally
defeated. ' . ,
A thief see a policeman behind every
buah and the Flnk-o-fobiaca profess to
s Rosewater at every turn of the po
litical cross-roads. -
Colorado has resumed its mining strike
Just as though it were not securing bet
ter advertising by sending dishouest
Linkers to, prison. v
It may uot be uepotlHin to hare five
members of the Fleming family drawing
pay out of the city treasury at one time
lAit it comes perilously near the limit
Automobile races are to be run In Ha
vana this month, and If the chauffeurs
have ordinary luck habitues of the bull
ring may be given a taste of real slaugh
According to the senior fakery, many
republicans have put on Tracy badges
Where did tbey get them? Did they
draw thorn out of the Tracy slot ma
chines? ' .
.Congressman Campbell of Kansas
threatens to run- for congress and the
United States senate at tba same time.
Now we see what Nebraska precedent
That Chicago packing house made the
mistake of Us life when it delivered
sausages preserved with boraclc acid to
the navy. Secretary Rous parte has a
reputation to maintain.
Organised labor has made Its choice of
candidates for the county ticket by ref
erendum and we shall discover whether
the worklngmen ratify the referendum
when the returns come In from the elec
tion one week from next Tuesday.
Remember that under the decision
rendered by Judge Troup the registra
tion on primary election day last month
does not count Every voter who regis
tered then must register again, or else
lot his vota this fall and be barred
from voting at tha primary election for
city officials next spring.
COVSSKL TO THE COLORED RACK.
The Address of President Roosevelt to
the students of the Tuskrgee Institute
merits the careful consideration of all
Intelligent mcnit.er of the colored race
throughout the country. It contains
sound and practical counsel which If fol
lowed by the colored people would place
them In a position to overcome a great
deal of the prejudice against them and
greatly improve their material and so
cial condition. Theres nothing new In
whst the president advised. It Is the
me counsel that has long been given
the race by its wiser leaders, such men
as Booker T. Washington. It Is simply
that they shall apply themselves to such
Industrial employments as will insure
them a livelihood and a measure of In
dependence employments In which they
will be npon an equality with the white
worker In skill and therefore able to
command equal compensation.
The president said that the profes
sional and mercantile avenues to suc
cess are overcrowded and for the present
the best chance of success awaits the
worker at some mechanical trade or on
the farm, "for this man will almost cer
tainly achieve Industrial independence."
It Is a fact which every observer of ex
isting conditions is familiar with that the
professions are overcrowded. Every
year adds hundreds to their ranks, very
many of whom never attain success. In
the mechanlcnl callings, on the other
hand, the supply does not Increase as
rapidly as the demand, at least In this
country. Our great material progress Is
calling constantly for mora labor and
today in almost every portion of the
country there Is a lack of skilled work
ers. This nation will continue to grow.
The limit of its progress Is very remote.
There will be work in the future years
for all who are able and willing to per
form it and the competent mechanic,
whether he be black or white, will al
ways be able to find a market for his
labor. The colored man who has me
chanical skill has a great advantage
over those of his race who do not pos
There is no question that the Tuske-
gee institute Is doing a great work, In
dustrially and morally, for the colored
race. It Is one of the most thoroughly
practical educational institutions In the
country and one of the most important
and salutary things which it seeks to
Impress upon its students is that they
should make themselves useful in the
field of labor and that more benefit and
greater Independence is to be found In
this than in th pursuit of politics.
President Booker T. Washington of the
institute has always urged this. As to
what was said l.'y Mr. Roosevelt in re
gard to moral and social obligations, it
Is sufficient to say that it Is altogether
judicious and commendable. He told
the stndenta that they must by precept
and. example lead their fellows toward
sober, Industrious, law-abiding lives.
"You are In honor bound," said the pres
ident "to Join hands in favor of law and
order and to war against all crime, and
especially against crime by men of" your
own race, for the heaviest wrong done
by the criminal is the wrong to bis own
race." Such counsel cannot fall to have
Influence with the intelligent men of the
THE RCSStAJt STRIKES.
The strikes In Russia have become so
widespread and formidable that it would
seem the government cannot delay ac
tive measures to check their growth and
endeavor to satisfy the demands of those
already engaged in them. With the cap
ital of the country cut off from railroad
and telegraphic communication, trans
porfaflon stopped In a large part of the
empire, factories and workshops closed
and hundreds of thousands of people on
the verge of starvation, the Russian gov
ernment has a problem on its hands
scarcely less difficult and perplexing
than was the war In the far east.
The situation Is the natural and In
evitable result of the monumental mis
takes which the government has been
making for several years. The bureau
cratic regime not only brought about the
destructive war, but has persistently
robbed and oppressed the people, until
the heavy burdens Imposed upon them
have become unendurable. The Russian
peasantry is the poorest In the world
and the worklngmen of the country are
not very much better off than the peas
antry. Heavy taxes and Increased cost
of living weigh heavily upon them and
the prospect of any relief Is dismal.
The situation has assumed a decidedly
revolutionary ssneet and the warning of
Count Wttte that a continuation of the
strike can only result in bloodshed may
have little effect upon men to whom
there is little choice between death and
such a wretched existence as they are
now leading. Manifestly the Russian
government Is confronted with a crisis
that will put It to a severe test.
AH TO CURRKACT LEUISLATIOX.
The recent national convention of
bankers made soma suggestions in re
gard to currency legislation. Referring
to this a leading financial journal re
marks that it is entirely improbable that
"congress will take any step in the di
rection of currency reform: the people
-ro not ready for it." In other words,
e existing conditions are working so
kstlsfsctorlly that there is no demand on
the part of the business interests of the
country for any change. As a matter of
fact, it is unquestionably the very gen
eral feeling among business men that
congress ought to let the currency alone,
since any so-called reform legislation at
this time would moat probably result In
disturbing the satisfactory conditions
and thus operating to the disadvantage
It would be extremely difficult to dem
onstrate wherein any "reform" Is neces
sary. It Is easy to say that there should
be greater elasticity to the bank rats
circulation, bnt what evidence Is there
that this Is now needed? The supply of
money appears to be ample for all the
wants of legitimate business and tlx
banks can and undoubtedly will Issue
more notes as circumstances require.
They can also bo depended upon, as a
matter of self-interest to withdraw cir
culation whenever the amount of their
note issues shall exceed the supply. This
has been the experience of yesrs sud
there Is no reason to think It will not con
tinue to be. As to the contention that
the greenbacks must be retired as one
means of securing perfect currency con
ditions, popular sentiment Is overwhelm
ingly against It and is very likely to
long remain so. Of course there will be
propositions for currency reform pre
sented in congress, but It is safe to say
that none so far suggested wl)l be
THT LID MUST BAT LIFTED.
That the administration of affairs In
the county court of Douglas county
has been rotten is not merely a well
defined rumor, but an established fact
This applies especially to the office in
the matter of probate by which thous
ands of widows and orphans have been
systematically deprived of their full
share of heritage and "squeexed" t.y
rapacious administrators and guardians
under arbitrary rulings.
Not only have these widows, orphans
and other heirs received no part of the
interest on funds temporarily in the
custody of the court, but they have been
subjected to the most despicable graft
by court clerks and favored attorneys.
The same mercenary methods have been
pursued by Judge Vlnsonbaler as cus
todian of trust funds placed in the
court by railroad corporations and other
corporations that have acquired property
by the exorcise of eminent domain. No
accounting has ever been made of the
Interest upon these funds, which have
at times ranged from $15,000 to $50,000.
It has been impossible for the search
light of publicity, to penetrate the Inner
recesses of the county court and It will
continue to be impossible to acquaint
the public with its workings so long as
the system of private bookkeeping is
allowed to prevail. While the law fixes
the salary of the county judge at $2,500
his Income Is estimated to have ranged
all the way from $3,500 to $5,000 a year.
Not only has all the Interest on the trust
funds been pocketed outright, but a
large portion of the fees and side re
ceipts have been absorbed and distrib
uted, like Insurance company commis
sions, among the salaried clerks.
This Iniquitous system must be broken
up. The lid must be taken off by a
change of personnel in the county
judge's office. That can only be done by
the election of a county Judge who is
in no shape, manner or form identified
or affiliated with Judge Vlnsonbaler.
The very fact that Judge Vlnsonhaler
has several times 'proposed to resign In
favor of Charles Leslie, his chief clerk,
who tls now a candidate for county
Judge, within itself justifies the suspi
cion that there is something radically
wrong In that office that he wants to
cover up, or that ho wants indirectly
to continue to run the office In his own
Interest and for the protection of the
beneficiaries and grafters who have
made a living out of the office.
The onslaught made by the local dem
ocratic organ on the personnel of what
it calls "Rockefeller's 'educational
board" does not go into quite sufficient
detail. It neglects to say, for example,
that George Foster Peabody, the secre
tary of the board. Is right now treasurer
of the democratic national committee,
doubtless put there because of his sup
posed ability to shake down others of
"the seevnty-two financial oligarchs" for
the benefit of democratic candidates.
When Charles G. Dawes lived at Lin
coln ho was the most pronounced antl
corporatlon man In Nebraska, but since
he moved to Chicago and Decani iden
tified with several trusts be has Keen a
new light and can no longer see any
thing wrong in corporate monopoly. This
Is only another Instance of man's change
French bankers are rejoicing to think
that they secure the greater part of the
new Russian loan, and It has been only
a short time since they were wondering
where they were to get the interest on
the securities they then held. Another
victory for peace.
Outsiders may easily believe that the
present Russian strike is under the per
sonal supervision of men who want no
change In existing conditions, for a dis
play of force at this time only ploys
into the hands of the reactionaries.
The employment of "press agents" to
counteract the effect of the testimony of
life Insurance officials would Indicate
that the reputation of the officers must
be saved at the expense of policy-holders
who still foot all the bills.
It now transpires that It was the
brewers of Kansas City, Kan, who
closed the "Joints," and they can be de
pended upon to open them again as soon
as the weight on "the lid" is lightened.
Those California solicitors who have
been writing Insurance on persons long
since dead at least saved the supreme
officers from fear of a rebellion on the
part of the policy-holders.
War oa Ore ft.
The keynote of American politics for the
next few years Is going to be war on
A Mlsaaldea Flaaacler.
The expreoa thief who stole 1100.000 In
cash has ben captured, aa might have
been expected, and will be punished, which
la only rltftit- A man who simply takes
money out of somebody's cash box la too
crude In his methods to be allowed at large
In these days of artistic finance.
Croaked Mark Uoki Straiaht.
The most depressing feature of tha revela
tions In the Insurance Investigation In
New York la that the men who peculiar
proceedings are being Illuminated by the
bright light of publicity seem to hara hon
estly believed that they were honest.
One Set of Books.
Kansas City Star.
If the presldent'a suggestion should be
framed Into law that only one set of books
be allowed to big corporations that are
subject to public supervision It la greatly
to be feared that none of them would
again be able to show that It was running
Its business at a loss.
Overcrowd tftar the Jink Pile.
St Louis Globe-Democrat.
Congressman Landls, chairman of the
subcommittee of the congressional printing
Investigation commission, says the govern
ment wastes $1,000,000 annually In printing
and that "the situation fairly shrieks for
correction." "When the pub. docs, reach
this alarming stage even congress may de
cide to cut down the flood of printed mat
ter that piles up unread and much of It
Railroad Rat Hearnlatloa.
In this matter the people are with the
president. He was elected to do exactly
the sort of thing which he Is now endeav
oring to do, and he will have the unani
mous support of the nation until he has ac
complished it. The opposition of the senate
has to be reckoned with, but even the sen
ate must bow to the will of the people. In
a square conflict between the American
nation and Its servants In the senate no
one can doubt which would be defeated.
Political Grafters Most
At Atlanta the president took a char
acteristic ahot at the element which con
strues practical politics to mean nothing
but dirty politics; In other words, graft
politics. The president has given the coun
try an Illustration of practical politics
which Is not dirty; Governor Folk has
given another, and Mr. Jerome has given
another. The country la learning that the
word politics has a legitimate meaning.
The men who go Into politics to do for
their country, state or city are learning to
be as practical as the fellows who go Into
politics to do their country, state or olty.
The most practical thing the good poli
tician can do is to help the bad politician
into Jail. This la the way Folk began and
this Is the way Roosevelt and Jerome are
WELCOME THE2 COrllfSQ ROAD.
Callfornlsaa Rejoice Over the Bx
teaeloa of, the Bnrllaartoa.
Ban Francisco Chronicle,
The reports that the Burlington railroad
la heading westward and will parallel the
Union Pacific to Join the Western Pacific
at Salt Lake City have been revived in
Omaha through the assembling there of
a large surveying outfit. Burlington offi
cials are reticent aa to Its purpose, but
the conviction Is gaining ground that the
corporation has matured large plans of
future development One of Its officials Is
represented to have ' dropped the remark,
however, that the new construction work
of the company In the Immediate future
will astonish the west. It Is well known
that the corporation has an enormous sur
plus In Its treasury, which will enable It
to extend Its System Immensely without
borrrowing a dollar through a new bond
Issue. The new line, which It Is credited
with the Intention of Immediately pro
ceeding to build, will add 600 miles of track
to the systeai. i-The surveying party Is
said to have reoelved Instructions to follow-
the Une of survey laid across Wyom
ing aboui four years ago.
The activity M, the Burlington and Its
apparently hurried desire to reach the Pa
cific coast are proof positive that the suc
cessful development of one transcontinental
scheme to obtain a western outlet acts
like a stimulant on others. The rivalry
for a share of the transpacific business Is
growing Intenser every day between the
big railway systems of the country. The
strenuous efforts they are making to reach
the coast at as early a day as possible
show conclusively that they are fully allvs
to the importance of the commercial devel
opment which is taking place on these
shores, and that the time Is near at hand
when all the commerce of the Orient will
be carried across the Pacific and landed
here, and that It is essential for their
greatest prosperity that they should extend
their lines hcre as soon as possible.
WILL CONGRESS DO ITS Dl'TT.
Forecast of the Battle for Railroad
Philadelphia North American.
No wonder the companies are vehemently
against the president. It the secrets of
some railroad bookkeeping could be re
vealed we should probably have disclosures
by the side of which the life Insurance
revelations In New Tork would seem Ilk
the Innocent games of a kindergarten. The
railroad history In the United States Is
largely a history of crime, and snany a
fine reputation would be tarnished If It
could be read In large lettera by public
examination of accounts.
One of the crimes most frequently per
petrated Is to use the power of the common
carrier o help one shipper to destroy the
business of other shippers. Thla Rockefel
ler method of piracy has flourished for
many years, and It is in operation at tne
present time. If congreaa ahall do lta duty
the bold and able man In the White House
will atop it, and for good and all.
Will congreaa do Its duty? The house al
most assuredly will. Despite the fact that
the repreacntativea have their pockets
stuffed with unlawfully Issued pasa s, und
that every man of them In accepting passes
has accepted a retainer from the companies,
we believe the house will adopt such a bill
as the president and the people want. The
next congressional election Is but a year
away, and then, are few representatives
who like to think of facing an angry con
stituency In September and October of next
The obstruction will be in the senate.
There sit dozens of the representatives of
the railroad companies. There Is Chauncoy
Depew. with the money of the Equitable
policy holders in his pocket and the ensign
of the New York Central railroad on his
front. There sits Thomas C. Piatt, of the
United States Express company, and For
aker of Ohio, a rallroad-rldden and boas
enthralled state. There ait many other men
who owe their presence In the loftiest legis
lative body In the world to corporation In
fluence, and who will serve the corporations
first and the people last. Who would expect
Boies Penroee to disobey the orders of the
Pennsylvania Bald road company that he
might promote the welfare of the merchants
The aenate will be reluctant and recal
citrant and ugly: but, sooner or later. It
muat surrender. The whole nation la behlut
the presid.nl; a nation that has borne
with the insolence and brigandage of the
transportation companies until the wrong
has become actually Intolerable. The
American people Intend to bring the rail
roads Into subjection to law, and to have
fair pUy the absolute rule; and aa thay are
atroiwr than the companies, they wilt
surely a in in the long run.
R013D ABOtT SBW tORK.
Ripples the f'arreat of Life la the
An extraordinary case Is reported by the
doctors of a Brooklyn hospital, being the
transformation of a woman Into a man.
For thirty-four years Miss May Best of
Brooklyn lived the life of her sex. Now
shs Is a woman In experience and Ideas,
but a man In form and physical attributes.
From childhood Miss Best was a strong,
robust girl, with an abnormal fondness
for the sports of boys. As she grew older
shs would have liked to play base ball
and done other mannish things, but was
restrained by a sense of delicacy.
As a young woman she wass tall, broad
shouldered snd very handsome, with Jet
black hair and blue eyes. She was strong,
had rsther large hands and feet for a
woman, and walked with a mannish stride.
In spite of these things, a slight harshness
of voice and the Increasing growth of hair
on her face, she never had the slightest
suspicion of the change In life she was
undergoing. Her Ideals remained feminine;
her tastes were feminine; she chose girl
companions. She painted, sewed and did
all the other things that women do. 8h
had men friends and girl friends and was
popular with both.
Miss Best devoted herself to several
women's clubs to which she belonged, to
her church and to her charitable work,
living a life of usefulness and endearing
herself more and more to her friends.
Miss Best was always aware of the
streak of mannlshness In her, but did not
think It was any greater than had mani
fested Itself In many other women rwhom
she had seen. She did not think seriously
of the matter until a few years ago, when
her beard began to grow so fast that It
was necessary for her to shave every day.
In spite of this growth she kept her se
cret from every one save those who lived
with her. The beard humiliated her to
some extent, but never gave her the slight
est suspicion that she was undergoing any
It was a little over two weeks nno that
Miss Best was brought to a sudden realiza
tion of her condition. She knew then for
tho first time that she was not a woman,
but a man. She was prostrated by the
blow and consulted her physician. She
was told, however, that outside of the
shock she had nothing to fesr, that she
could assume the sex of a man freely and
without embarrassment, but that It was
obviously Impossible for her to continue
to live as a woman.
The so-called antl-tlpplng law which bears
the name of Senator Martin Saxe has been
In effect In New Tork for two months. It
Is a dead letter. The Saxe law belongs to
that considerable pile of legislative fancy
work which bedizens the robe of Justice to
the embarrassment of that respectable
blindfold lady and the mortification of her
friends. The purpose of the statute Is
doubtless excellent. It Is aimed to eliminate
graft. By a liberal construction It applies
to tipping waiters waiters, that Is, who
render Indifferent service. When you dine
hold out your little pourbolre from James
Edward, and If he gives you a black look
call In the police and have him arrested.
Or swear out a warrant for attempted
blackmail under the Saxe law. Tou may
win, but the law has been In effect for
two months and the same prices prevail
for tips. Tou are a dead one If yoa don't
An Interesting If not novel method of
attracting trade has been adopted by one
of the city's large department stores. This
store announces that it will distribute $10,000
among religious and charitable Institutions
according to the number of votes cast for
each by the customers.
The customers use. their purchase slips for
voting, limply wilting the name of the Instl
tutlon which they favor on the back of
the slip and depositing it In the ballot-box
placed convlently for that purpose. Every
dime of the purchase represents one vote,
and the institution receiving the largest
vote on that basts will receive 11,000 while
the balanoe will be divided according to the
place ' occupied In the list In amount of
votes cast among the other Institution.
There Is no restriction as to the Institu
tion to be named, and every customer is
allowed to vote for any Institution he may
In these days the visitor to the metropolis
who slays at one of the new hotels,
whether his bill Is $300 a day of $3, breathes
filtered and tempered air, sleeps In steril
ised linen, and drinks filtered water cooled
by hyglenlcally manufactured Ice. Jt Is
largely because of such precautions' as these
that American hotels, which were onoe the
butt of foreign comment are today ac
knowledged to be the finest in the world.
In no king's palace In any land has living
been made so safe, comfortable and con
venient as In these metropolitan caravan
saries. There are two forms of growth at work
swelling the power and Importance of New
York Cltyt one the sctual growth and
the other the growth that comes from Its
reaching out and drawing to Itself people
of other states, who have all their Inter
ests, save their homes, within Its borders;
who depend on it for their income, their
supplies and their amusement. This con
dition Is strongly illustrated by a glance
over the Hudson river to the five adjoin
ing New Jersey counties that are In effect
a part of the city. These Ave counties,
with their population of 1,217,475, ss shown
by a count Just completed, sdded lu the
five boroughs of the city, make a grand
total number of 6,407,175. Tbls means about
the same nuber of persona as are now In
all the six New England states, snd a
little more than the entire population of
the United States In ISOO, when the state
of New York had MS.061. In the lat five
years the Increase In population In those
five New Jeraey counties has been about
170,000, and more than half of It nus come
In the last two years. It Is mostly the
overflow from Naw York City.
With both parties to a wager JuaJ and
no trace left by the stakeholder, residents
of Brooklyn are In a puzzled framo of
The bet was between Harry Schwaa
wedel and Amos HUlman and depended
on which died first. Each backed his be
lief with collateral. It Is said 1600 side
was the amount, but the Identity of the
man who held the stakes remains a se
Schwanwedel was a bachelor and had
retired from business with a competence
What might have been the prospect of
contented declining years was marred by
a nervous trouble which precluded happi
ness. Schwanwedel was U years old. HUl
man was younger. He, also, Buffered from
physical ailment In meeting, tbey com
pared notea of their melancholy and be
"I don't think I am long for this world,"
said Schwanwedel, when they were aim
lessly conversing one day.
"I feel," said HUlman. "that I am liable
to be taken away any minute."
"Ah, but you are young and wilt aurvtve
me." responded the elder man.
"Bet you I die first," said HUlman.
' Done," was Srhwanwedel's reply.
Schwanwedel disappeared on October I.
I .art Saturday his body waa taken from
Neighbora went to tell HUlman he had
loat his bet. but he. too, had. disappeared
Monday his body waa taken from the
water at Sixty-fifth street.
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The express thief put a portion of his
loot In the flames, having achieved a posi
tion where he had money to burn.
John D. Rockefeller, denied the solace of
teaching a bible class because of his physi
cal condition, is learning to play the violin.
James A. Shuttleworth of Louisville, Ky.,
has given fourteen acres In Danville to be
used as a site of a college devoted to the
higher education of women.
It is understood that King Edward will
confer upon the Mikado the decoration of
the Order of the Garter, which will be
conveyed to hie majesty by a special mis
sion, headed by Prince Arthur of Con
naught, early next year.
Senator John W. Daniels of Virginia
Is busy writing a life of General Jubal A.
Early, the confederate leader. The Sena
tor has but recently returned to his home
in Washington from aa' extended trip in
search of material for the book.
Dr. Henry Morse Stephens, lecturer on
history at the Uenlverslty of California,
has refused an offer to go back to his alma
mater, the English Oxford. He Is quoted
as saying he would rather grow In Cali
fornia than go to Oxford and vegetate.
Lieutenant Commander Newton C. Mc
Culley, United States navy, who since
March, 1904, has been In the far east as a
naval observer of the operations of the
belligerents, has returned to Washington.
Throughout his absence he was attached
to the Russian forces.
The sky Is not as dark around New York,
as the Investigation makes it appear.
There is a rift In the clouds across North
River. A man walked Into the city hall
In Jersey City a few days ago and turned
Into the treasury $2,000 worth of ' con
science money. To people similarly
troubled, "go thou and do likewise,"
Emperor William a short time ago re
ceived an onusual present a pair of scis
sors, but so exquisitely made as to be
valued at nearly $500. A steel merchant
was the giver. He had the emperor's
portrait and some celebrated historical
buildings engraved on the scissors. The
engraver Is said to have worked five years
at his task.
The Lewis and Clark exposition surplus
Is In the neighborhood of $120,000. Instead
of declaring a dividend It Is proposed to
use the money In erecting In Portland a
commemorative building for the State
Historical society. Share holders' cbnsent
Is necessary and many of the largest
holders of shares have already agreed to
the plan. A state appropriation of $50,000
Is also available for the purpose, making
a fund of $170,000, If the projeat suoeeds.
POINTED PLEAS A Si TRIES.
"Can you give me references from your
laat place?" . . .
"No, ma'am. The last woman I worked
fur was Mrs. Llppy, that ueed to live next
door to you. She an' I couldn't get along
at all. You don't know how mean she Is.
1 could tell ever so many
"you may come. t-nicago lnoune.
"But." said the Judge, "you provoked the
No. Ul alfln t, repuea tne prisoner.
"But you struck the first blow. Why did
you do that?"
"Bekase he said to me: 'If Ol'm one,
ye'w another," and so 1 soaked him," Phil
"No matter what vou undertake, you
have to begin at the bottom."
"U wan: i aon t.
"What Is your bualneaa?"
"I'm a Bailor." Cleveland Leader.
"She's the most unconscious girl I ever
"Well, why shouldn't she be?. She's
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Prlsctlla had Just asked John to speak for
"You see," she explained, "I won't give
hint a chance after wo are married."
Wishing poetry Instead of fact, however,
Ijongft-llow wrote up a different version.
New York Tribune.
"In the midst of 'life,' " said the profes
sor, reflecting on the general uncertainty
of things, "there Is always an 'If.' " Chl
"How do you pronounce the name of
Peoria s defaulting banker?"
"I'd call It Dougherty with a strong
accent on the dough!" Cleveland Plain
"Well," demanded Mrs. Starvem, at tha
back door, "what do you want?"
"Why," replied tho tramp, "I seen you
advertised "table board' In this mornings
"Well, I tought. mebhe. yer wus given out
some samples." Philadelphia Press.
THE COVSTnY SCHOOL.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
In sweet October's short'nlng days.
When comes the purple, smoky haze
Of many an Indian summer morn.
When through the rustling blades of cors
The winsome winds of autumn play
No trace of winter, cold and gray
Then fancy takea a backward flight.
Forgotten pleasures come to light.
The fun and frolic., rigid rule.
Of childhood's Joy the country school!
The .-ourse of studv was not hlgh,
But small boys oft were made to sigh, "
Nlth eyea upon the dog-eared book.
Not daring otherwheres to look;
"The rule of three" they pondered o'er,
And sadly mused on Webster's lore:
McGufTey'B readers were the Joy
Of every story-loving boy
The teacher at his desk and stool
Was tsar and sultan In the school!
Put rl.wt. 1 A I .
wnen came the call of "fox and hound;"
I And "town bull" had Its devotees,
I Who scorned all games that proffered ease;
.via rjrj dim rtwr UUBVIV
j ne gins would play at "hide-and-seek."
Whan "luuk-" r r K 1 1 r if , lMtllMk.
bell j . "
A thirsty crowd stood 'round the well, .
Waiting their parched Hps to cool ,
Before the grind of country school! '
Where are the boys who plaved with wis
In long, gone days of "used to be?"
Ah, some are sleeping, calm and still.
By Salem church on Goshen hill!
And some are living, brave and strong,
To lift their voice against all wrong,
And In the pulpit or the pew
Upheld the good, stand bv the true
Thank God for all the kindly rule.
And lessons learned In country school!
fj "Every Important rall
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deiloerate disregard, if not In
open violation of the law,"
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