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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: SETTEMRER 0, 1003.
Clarkson Memorial Hospital and Its Mission to Suffering Humanity
NE of the cleverest plant rrfT
devised for collectlr money
from the poople In the cause of
rliurlty and for the exaspera
tion and conquest of the atlnp-y-man
Is the "tag day" which
has bo n used nil over the country In sup.
port of pW'nnt.'irople enterprises. The pub
lic conscience on questional of charity must
be heavily Jarred usually tefore It oan be
awakened and "tag day" Is an efficacious
method. Next Wednesday Omaha will be
the hunting ground for 400 women and girls
who will invade offices, throng the streets,
arjd accost every man, woman and child
who can be found to contribute to the good
cause of a great charity. The Clarkson
Memorial hospital for Children has been one
of the best known and active agencies) for
good In Omaha for more than twenty-five
years and the campaign of Wednesday will
10 mnner us prosperity. tnat , a gntt many ca(K(, patients bring
Tho Clarkson hospital may be rightly babies to the hospital expecting to leave
called an Institution of phllantrophy, for them there only -a few days when the
during the last yesr, out of ,1M days of neglect of proper treatment for months
treatment no remuneration at all was re- would mean loss of eyesight or hearing,
celved for l,f9 days and no one who has The parents are often unable to bear the
been uralih to pay for treatment has ever expense necessary to Insure the health of
been denied the facilities of the hospital, tholr children, but that Is never allowed to
Mr. William Adams, superintendent of the
Visiting Nurses association, Is quoted aa
saying that without the aid of the Clarkson
nursee her work would be Immeasurably
more . difficult. "They will always make
room for ma If they possibly oan," says
Mrs. Adams. "If they have the space I get
It for my patients. When there are no
regular bed they put up cots and they
never refuse." This Is almost entirely work
of a charitable nature.
As a corporate Institution the Clarkson
may claim to be the oldest hospital In the
city of Omaha. In 1S69 when funds for auoh
purposes wore very hard to gather, an as
sociation was formed to erect a building
for the care of the sick, and the efforts
of the asaoctntlnn resulted Int the Good Sa
maritan hospital which was opened for
patients in March 1870 after a year's agita
tion. It was not a denominational affair
and all classes contributed to Its malnten-
ance, but even then there was aoarcely
enough to keep It going. In 1977 the build-
Ing was burned to the ground and the as-
soclatlon was disheartened and for several
years Omaha waa without a hospital. In
1881 the Episcopal church began to plan for
a Clarkson Memorial noaoUal. It was Int.
corporated as the Clarkson Memorial hos
pital for Children, although from the first
it was intended to be at the disposal of
adults when not filled with children's cases.
Two years passed before their plans ma
tcrlallzed. but in 1883 the building at 1718
Dodge street, which will soon be vacated
after , twenty-five years of service, was
erected with a cspaerty of about twenty-
five beds. Easterners were appealed to,
Ini order, that the building might be com
pleted and furnished.
Its work aa an asylurn for ailing child
ren, open and free, whether their parents
were able or not to provide for them and an
xious to help the weaklings who had no
parents, has been farreachltvg and of lm-
men so good to the city. All over Omaha
and In surrounding towns and states are
npnnle who In less tvrosnerous davs have
enjoyed the benefit of Its charity and are
thankful for it. In the west there Is one
young man who was onee treated at the
Clarkson, has ever since sent once a year
at Christmas time a contribution to the hoa-
pltal fund. Another boy who was so kindly
and skilfully treated the he became greatly
Interested In the hospital and church work,
and for years he sang In the choir of
Trinity cathedral refusing to accept pay
of any klrd for his services. Through his
Interest and devotion thirteen members of
h's family were ted to Join the Episcopal
One patient who has been remembered
for the Interest which was taken In his
recovery from pitiable weakness was
cnlllrd. Little Bennle. He was the son ot
the washwoman of a well-known Omaha
woma i and was born so terribly deformed
th;t he was unable to walk upright. He
could only crawl about on all fourg when
he had long pad the age at whloh child-
ren start to walk. He was taken to the
Clnrksoit hoopltal and although his mother
was intlrely unable to help keep him he
was token In. All of his joints were found
Late Experiments in the Development
Elertrelty and Grawtagr Oroya. Ouenoe machine, naually known m this regular passenger traffic. The Philadelphia
IR OLIVER LO0XJE has pre-
pared an account of expert-
ments in the application of
electricity to crop growing, car-
rled out by Mr. J. E. Newman
of Qlouoeater, Etog., acting In
Junction with Mr. R. Boraford o Balford
Priors, and In which Sir Olrver and his
son, Mr. Lionel Lodge, haw been Important
advisers.' Tha Idea of applying electricity
tn jxrrW-ultnr. u ,4 k. th. iu
nervations of a Swedish proliessor named
Lemstrum. Th. following ta Sir Oliver
Lodge's description of tha method cf appll-
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Messrs. Newman and Bomford:
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tin siivjjuu am w vuvivu vivi uiv tisiu
to be treated a number of wire on poles,
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high enough for loaded wagona and all tha
usual farming ope rat tons to go underneath even this might be dispensed with. The
the wires without let or hindrance. The transformer Is a large induction coll. spa
wires are quite thtn, and are supported by clally made to stand continuous use. and
a few posts In long parallel spans, about ltB current la then rectified by means of
thirty feet apaL They are supported on vacuum valves In accordance with a pat
the porta by elaborate high tension lnsul- "ted devl0 of my own- Th n't,ve
lators. and they, extend over all tha acre- electricity la conveyed direct to farth,
. . . h-an(nr. bIO. dill. V oil Af nAfll.
age under the axparrment. a control plot ., " " , . . . J . ' . country will be enabled to take advantage "The receiving machine, aa far as me
i.n TAr imiiu ormrtltlnn. tlve sign, Is led by a specially Insulated w 4 . . . ... ,,., .,...... . .
being, of courw. left without any wire
The system of conductor, la then connected
at one port with a generator supplying post-
tlve electricity at a potential of something
like 100,000 voKa, and wtth sufflcent power
, to mantaln a constant supply of electricity
' at this kind of potential. Leakaga Immedi
ately begins, and the oharge flsses oft from
the wires with a sound which is sometimes
audible, and wtth a glow which la vlsibkt
In the dark. Anyone walking about below
the wires can sometimes feel tha effect on
the hair Of tha head, as of a cobweb on the
face. They re then feeling tike stimulation
, . r.trlf1c.tliin. Th eleLrtfica.
aolionof the el acuincauon. Tha eieotrtnea
tion Is maintained for axme hours each day,
but is shut off at night; It la probably
only necessary w supyj i...
morning hours In aummer time, and la
spring time or tn oota, crouuy wnner icr
the whole day, or during the time of tha
plant greatest activity. But at what ataga
of the growth of tha plant the stimulus
la most eft active ha Ull to do maoa out
However, In tha caae of wneax. twen ine
ear and the straw la valuable, and tha alec- 41 4; uneKctrifled. S3; Increase, per cent,
trlflcatlon la aooordingly applied for a time Electrified wheat brighter and a better
each day durtag tha whole prlod of growth ,ampie. Increase again dUa to better stool
untll stoollng begins. Tha power Piulred fog Md fUUng out of eara
to generate tha electricity la vary small,
for although tha potential la high tha quan- Frelahtlna; om Trolley Llaea.
tlty la Insignificant, and tha energy la ao- No on who hM not investigated the
aordlnly comparaUvely trivial. It la known ttUMtlon cf transporUtlon of freight by
that even when natural Amospherio aleo- suburban trolley lines can realise the ex
trtclty baa accumulated Intenaely, and has fet to which that business has been ex
become a thunderstorm, tha quantity even tended during the last ten years. It la of
then Is quite amall thougb tha potential or Interest, too, to note the fact that nine
tension la so enormous that tha flaahaa ara years ago, according to President A. M.
of astonishing vtuieoee and power while
they last. The electricity can aa generated
br tt revolving gksaa piatea of a statio Is-
crooked and, without strength. He crawled
under his bed at night and went to sloep
there rot her than climb Into It. liven when
holding to a chair he could not stand
erect. A plaster cast was put sbout his
limbs and after several years of treatment
he was aa able to carry himself as any
child. lie Is now In the Benson orphanage
and no one could know from his appearance
that he was ever twisted and misshaped.
Nor are these efforts devoted to member
of the Episcopalian denomination. The
hospital has always been strictly non
sectarian. Of the patients eared for each
year It Is estimated that at least M per
eent have no conneclon whatever with the
Episcopal church. In 1J07-S there were
KM patients In all and fifty-six of these
were charity. During the winter before
there were seventy-three charity cases and
sixty-three of these were children. Dr. Otf-
fordi chlcf of ,taff at the hospital says
Interfere In any way with the cure. The
treatment Is given and no demands are
made for payment. The hospital Is not
run on a "value received" basis
Many people do not realise the Immense
Importance of keeping the children of the
""niiimy neauniui. Bpeciaiist. nave 100
often insisted that the mind and morals of
the child are i Influenced greatly and
directly by the condition of his health.
Abnormal conditions of the body produce
abnormal nervous states, upset the child's
moral conceptions and warp his mentality.
The backward children of the public
schools In larger ottles have been found in
most eases to be suffering from poor eyes,
poor hearing or disease In some other Im
portant organs. The care and training of
children under a certain age la very largely
a matter of the care of their health. The
most efficient aid In extreme cases Is Just
the sort of a hospital as the Clarkson has
been trying to make of Itself and will
make when the new building Is complete,
Not the least Important activity has been
the training of nurses, rifty-one nursca
have been graduated from the Clarkson
training school and they have been carry-
in out the Ideas of the hospital In Omaha
nd elsewhere. One of them Is now head
of the Douglas County hospital training
school and others have equally Important
poalttons. The demand for trained nurses
Is always unsatisfied and the Increase of
f acilttles for teaching them Is a step for
better public health.
Two years hgo It was decided that a new
and larger building was needed. The board
of trustees started a campaign to raise
the requisite funds and a plot of land one
and one-half acres 1ft extent was bought at
Twenty-first and Howard streets. The site
Is on the crown of a hill overlooking the
business section of the' ety and although
close enough In for emergency cases Is
far enough from the street cars to be
quiet The building of light colored brick
Is now about half finished and the corner
stone was laid St. Mark's day, April 28,
1908. by the Right Reverend John Albert
Williams, bishop of Nebraska.
In the new quarters the thirty-five beds
ot the old building will have become
seventy. Every convenient for the sick
WH bo provided. Particular care has been
taken to Insure quiet. The floors of the
balls, operating rooms and bath rooms will
be nonollthlo and the stairways will all
be enclosed In glass. Instead of a bell-call
ytem there will be an electric lljrht ax-
rangemcnt whereby the nurse may be sum-
"oned without any noise. For con-
valescents there will be a sun parlor "on
every floor, looking toward the east.
The basement of the hospital will he
occupied by tfte kitchens and store rooms
nd w1" contain beside two dining rooms
nl aB emergency operating room. On the
f,rBt noor " 0I" ld. '1 be the general
ball and offices, consultation rooms and the
chapel. This chapel will be fumiBhed by
Mrs. Oeorsw Worthlngton of New York,
widow of the late Bishop Worthington, who
was one ot the founders of the hospital,
The other side of the building, on the first
floor, will be given over entirely to the
children. Their wards will all be on the
southwest side of the building, to catch as
country aa a WlneJmrat machine; or It can
be generated by transforming up to high
tension, and rectifying In one direction, the
current of the revolving magneotte gener-
ator called a dynamo. The first Is In many
reapecU the simplest, and was used In the
early and amall scale experiments, but It
can hardly be regarded as an engineering
method adapted to continuous or rough
uaa. Tho latter to the one which in the
trials now to be described we have adoDted.
The power Is generated by a two-horse
oil engine driving a small dynamo In an
outhouse ot the farm. Thence the current
k ,v nrrttnarv overhead wires to the
field, where they enter a suitable weather-
ti,rhf b,.t which contains tha transform-
ranoaratus The onl v Kod "vlce from the troUor o'"Panie t0Wh wireless," ho told the corre
i. th "hresk " and if t lower freight rates as they would from "Pondent, "consists of two similar ma
is ine ' the steam ailwav. at hleher rates. chines. The transmitting machine , has a
ins fcnd rectifying-
mOVlnV njTT tlArA
the original dynamo had been an alternator
co?uc'?' 0Ut f " ,hd. V1 "V"'
ort f th overhead Instated wires, which
thereby maintained at continuous hlgh-
The following Is a very brief summary of
returns and Information supplied to me by
Mr. Newman and Mr. Bomford, allowing
the results from the electrified as coin
pared with the control uneleotrifled plotsi
Summarised results of the liM experi
ments, bushels of wheat per acre. (Estl-
mated corresponding lnorease in straw uot
measured): From the
lb)t. Plot Pcu I no.
tanaaian tnea rue. iyt
(White Queen). .40 a SO
Moreover, the electrified wheat sold at
prices soma TH per cent higher, several
mlur. In baklna tasts flndina that it nro
duoed m better rlour Th, increase
appear, t0 mainly due to better atooling.
No marked difference waa observed in the
development of ears.
Bummarised results of the 1907 experi
ment on wtieat Red Fife, spring sown.
bu-hei, or acre (head wheat): Electrified,
Taylor of tha Philadelphia & West Ches
tar line, freight cars were put upon that
road In addition to the cars used for the
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BOME OF THE WOMEN WHO WILL TAKE PART IN THE
much aa possible of the sun. The second
floor will be all wards and private rooms,
and the third floor all private rooms.
There will bo In all thirty-three rooms and
twenty bath rooms.
For the nurses there will be a home In a
building apart, a twelve-room residence on
the same property. Here a threo-year
course and graduate work will be given.
When theae buildings are complete and
furnished the hospital will be almost self
supporting. There is a fund of $21,600
established to provide for free beds and
other permanent and provlslonary resources
can be depended upon to keep the lnstttu-
tion going. The building, grounds and
furnishings will cost the trustees, however,
a Bum near 150,000. This Is In spite of tha
fact that a gieat many applications have. k
been received for the privilege of furnish-
inB. rooms and the furniture of the labora-
tory haa .n been promised. Most of the
money has been raised.
February 22, 1907, the women of Nebraska
meeting in the parish house at Trinity
Cathedral for another purpose, were ad
dressed by Rev. T. J. Mackay on the sub
ject of the Clarkson hospital. An associa
tion was formed on the spot to be known
as the Clarkson Memorial Hospital associa
tion and organised to ,ralse $20,000 as a
contribution to the fund. ' The officer
elected were: Mrs. F. H. Cole, president;
Mrs. Philip Potter, secretary, and Mrs.
Albert Noe, treasurer. At the 1908 meeting
these officers were re-elected and are still
managing the campaign. A number of
women were appointed to act as chairmen
for committees to raise $l,0O9 each. On
the first day, when the association was
organised, Mrs. Ooorge Llnlngcr gave $1,000
and In the first letter received from Mrs.
Worthlngton hor gift of $1,000 was found.
Mrs. a. j. .roppieton naa given wu, Mrs.
Castetter of Blair has given the same
amount and similar large contributions
have been received from many sources. In
all $11,000 has been raised by the women's
Next Wednesday, "Tag day," the re-
malnder, $6,000, Is expeoted to be the re-
ward of the efforts of the 400 workers,
Tag day does not mean that there will be
an undignified scramble for grudging gifts,
or that any one will be forced to con-
tribute by a multltlude of Importunate
solicitors. The committee hopes to make
It as pleasant a means of collecting free
& willow urove line is aiso exienaing mis
service out the York road and beyond.
At present the West Chester pike rail-
way Is bringing Into Philadelphia 12,000
quarts of milk each day, reports the Phil-
adelphla Ledger. It is also bringing into,
the city carloads ot hay ana or straw ana
vegeiame proaucis, wnicn go 10 mi mo
Philadelphia markets and whloh glvo the
farmers the advantage of a lower freight
rate, while their goods and wares are de
"vered quite as promptly as they ever were.
When this trolley freight Is looked Into
" will be seen that It Is express freight.
The trains are run usually at night, after
When this trolley freight Is looked Into PnJent of the New York Times the fol
will K , th.t It 1. exnre.s freight, lowing authorized statement descriptive of
The trains are run usually at night, after
the Punier business of the day is over,
an the shippers of the goods secure aa
twa.?. "i!''8,," u.
Howovri- th suhurban trollev lines here
aie not doing so well for the outlanders fastened the picture to be transmitted,
aa suburban lines In other cities are doing. 'er the traveling table Is the tracing
The lines here will send or bring freight needle or point contact, which Is con
only In carload lots. It Is understood by atantly moving forward and backward over
the officials, however, that this system the picture, and according to the rouxh
will soon be changed, so that the farmers and smooth surfaces of the picture the
and the keepers of small stores In the
country will be enabled to take advantage
Of the trolley freight for the transport-
tlon of small packages, to the mutual ad-
vantage of themselves and their cus-
These farmers and merchants ere de-
clarlng that they have the right to lnnlst
that the trolley lines carry their goods.
In a short time, in rait, tney are going 10
demand this concession.
Eleetrclty Supplanting Steal
Electric traction will shortly replace the
steam engine on a considerable number of
railways In the Central iyrenees region,
and several new lines to be worked elec-
trlcally are about to be constructed. As a
matter of fact, a law Is about to be pro-
mulgated which will concede, as a matter
of public expediency, the following under-
takings to the Midi Railway company:
(1) A standard gauge railway from Auch
to Lannemesau. C7 A narrow-gauge rail-
way from Qastelnau-Magneao to Tarbes.
(3) A standard-gauge railway from Ar
reau to Saint Lary. These lines will be
worked electrically, and the energy will
be derived from a hydro-electric generat
ing station situated tn the valley of the
Oule. In addition to the foregoing, the
following railways, now worked by means
of steam engines, will be electrified vis.,
the lines from Montrejeau to Luchon, from
Lannebeian to Arreau, from Tarbes to
Itagneres de Bigorre, and the section be
tween Montrejeau to Tarbes, on the rail
way from Toulouse to Bayonne. More
over, ths agreement signed between the
French government and the Midi Railway
company provides for the subsequent elec
trification uf a certain number ot lines
situated to the west of those already
These are the railways from
Louidti to Pierrefltt. from Pau to Bedout,
a-w, - ..- vvV'. 1 'J- - A,
gifts as could be arranged, and, if It Is as
successful as similar schemes have been
In other cities, the balance will bo raised,
There have been many philanthropic 1n-
stltutlons asking aid of Omaha's citizens
lately, but none have been more deserving,
and the man who does not exchange a
pledge or his pocketful of change for tho
honor of wearing a tag next Wednesday
will have missed an opportunity to help
Omaha and Omaha's sick and poor.
from Buzy to Laruns, and the section be-
iwetn xarDes ana rau, on me line irom
Toulouse to Bayonne. Special mention
should be made of the fact that the above
program, which is Intended to be carried
out at once, is the first In France which
deals with the systematic electrification of
c-u..ltJ.Bl i.wurn ui rauways.
Sendlnaj: Pictures by Wire.
Although he refuses to disclose the de
tails of his typesettlng-by-wlre Invention)
Knudacn furnished to the London corre-
hl" ytem of transmitting photographs by
"My system for the transmission of pho-
traveling table or carrier, to which Is
electrical Impulses are transmitted,
"The receiving machine, as far
chanlcal details are concerned, is con-
structed in the same manner save for the
receiving plate or negative. I prefer to use
a smoked glass plate. On this the tracing
needle records every dot or electrlcul im-
pulse received from the transmitting ma-
0,ne, so that when the complete picture
haa been transmitted a negative has bt'n
prepared on the machine and is ready for
use without further development.
"To synchronise the two machines I use
a magnate brake on the governors of the
movement In such a way that when the
traveling taoie conies to the end or eacn
double stroke they come to a full slup,
and a clock movement which is constantly
going restarts the transmitting machine
and at the same time sends an electrical
Impulse which sturts the receiving machine.
"The principal ued for my system Is for
ncwiaper work, and It is now possible to
transmit a picture from any transmitting
station to a number of receiving stations
in different places at the same time, or
a picture may be transmitted from a sta-
tion to a steamship traveling between Ku-
rope and Anu rlca.
I also consider my lr.
ventlon of the utmost important to the
criminal Investigating department of the
police, and if it were In general use it
would almost be Impossible for a criminal
to escape, as thousands of photographs
could be transmitted and received In dif
ferent parts of the country In a few min
utes. "Illustrations, drawings, sketches and the
like may also, be sent by this system, and
as I do not depend on sensitive soleniuma
all or varyln electric lights, entirely avoid
the difficulty new experienced in the dif
ferent systems intended lot transmission
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"TAG DAY" EXERCISES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE NEW CLARKBON MEMORIAL HOSFITAL FUND.
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TEAM CAPTAINS WHO WILL
VaUlna; I'p the Conorrrirntlon.
JOKER T. WASHINGTON, at
a dinner In Clevelnnd during
the Natlmal Educational asso
ciation' conventlcn, was c om
plimented by a clergyman on
Wt ft'lngton In reply told a story
of a southern minister, who
have been very eloquent.
"One Sundiiy morning," he said, "In the
mlilst of this minister's rermon. a head
poked Itself through the door of the vestry
and a low and tremulous vlce said:
" 'parson, tl.e church Is on fire.'
'Very well, Prother fiprigglns,' the
minister answered, 'I will retire. Perhaps
you'd better wake up the congregation.' "
Power of 'the "Ad."
t.iih. w um ,k ... ..,
of humorous advertisements, said at one
of the convention dinners in Denver:
"Advertising lends sclf to almost any
imaginable purpose. For Instance, at Sea
Peach, the other week, a confectioner
found himself with a great number of
stale tarts on hand. He rid himself of
these tarts, and cf all his fresh ones he
sides, by inserting the following adver
tisement In the local press:
" 'Personal A young man of agreeable
exterior and ample means desires to form
the scquaintance of a woman; object, mat
rimony. Beauty and wealth are not si
much in requisition as a good character
and an amiable disposition. Young women
who may feel Inclined to look with favor
upon this young man are hereby asked to
call at Dough's confectionery, on Atlantia
avenue, at t o'clock this afternoon, and.
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LEAD THE "TAG DAY" WORK.
OF THE NEW CLARKSON MEMORIAL
from the Story Teller's Pack
as a means of Identification, to purchase
and eat a tart.'
"A few minutes after t that day Dough's
tart shelves were quHe bare."
Only Dress Uoods He Knows.
O. Henry got married not U ng ug , and
shortly after the wedillng a lit mw ry filen.i
gave a i eruption In honor of the story
writer and his wife. Late in the evening
a womun stepped up to Mrs. Porter (Por
ter is O. Henry's real name) snd said'
"May I ask you a question that 1 htlva
been dying to ask your husband for a
"Why, certainly," said Mrs. Porter.
"Well," continued the woman, "why
does your rusband always have the wutue i
In his storlHS wear crepu le thine?"
"I alve it up," was Uio reply. "Lei's ask
Mr. Porter." Whereupon lie wus ci 1 d
over. On being asked he volunteered tha
"To tell the truth," he su:d, "I only
know two kinds of goods calico and ovpo
de chine. When the girls can't wear cal
ico I make them wear crepe de chine.
Tliat'a all there la to It." Tlio Independent.
Mrs. Taft Telle This One.
Mrs. Taft, In a New Huven interview,
said thai she thought divorce worse than
"Vet marriage Itself Is war some
times, isn't it?" added Mrs. Taft. "Bime
people campaign dally.
"There Is a couple of tills sort In
Cincinnati. It was a marriage de cenvey
ance. theirs. That Is to say, the lady
"The lady had a temper, too. She In
sisted alwaya that her wealth, be recog
nized. One afternoon the husband brought
a fri.nd home In the new automobile.
"While his wife stood on the doorstep,
the husband allowed the automobile's
points to his friend, circling about It,
patting Its shining paint and brass-work
" 'What a gem our automobile' he cried.
Hut his rich wife sharply Interrupted him.
" 'My automobile, If you please,' she
snapped from the doorstep. . 'My money
" 'Yes, madam,' suid the husband,
glatulng at his frlon I, 'and your money
bought me." "New Huven RglBtr.
At Portsmouth, N. II., where they were
to unveil a statue to tlio memory of T. B,
Aldiich, the painstaking writer, during an
aut'.'ois' argument on international copy
right, Thomas Nelson Page broke up a
rutin r acrimonious discussion by deftly In
terposing a story.
"After ull," he said, "there Is not much
real help in that idea. It Is such an Idea aa
emanated from the mind ot a hard, cruel
si a captain.
"In iiildncean the cook approached tha
" 'Captain,' lie said, 'the men are growlln'
about the beef. They suy they can't chaw
It nohow. They suy It's only fit to mend
their st aboota with.'
" 'How much beef are you giving 'em,
cookie?' the captain asked.
" 'A pound apiece a day, sir,' said tha
" 'Well,' suid the captain, gently,
tr.cm r.air a pound apl.e rrom now on.
should be sorry to force 'em to aat what
isn't to Uioir taste,' " 4Uchester Hsrald,
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