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The Omaha Daily Bee
PAGLS 1 TO i.
TOR ALL THE NIW3
YOUR MONEY'S WORTH
VOL. XXXVIII NO. 214.
OMAHA, SATUKDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY '20, 10U9.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Saturday's offerings are simp y tie best ever. We must rid the
stock of winter lines and to do it make tremendous sacrifices.
Blj Lot Coata Good, heavy, warm co i, full length, in all the bent fabrics and
. colors, stylou that are always ooii -h year. Coats worth to $8 now.g3.05
Coata for little ones 2 to 5 years. In cloth and colored bearskins,, also cloth
coats for girls 6 to 12 years; ;lot Is limited, so cut the price for Immediate
Peter Thompson Dresses These are neat new stylish all wool sailor
dresses for girls 6 to 12 years, materials are red, brown and navy
serge or Sicilian, made with large sailor collar, trimmed with sou
tache and emblems. Beautiful girlish styles, and were $7.50 $750
until now; first time Saturday
Misses' Skirts A lot of choice models In all wool panamas and mixtures; they
are pretty tailored models with self-strapping in 30 to 37 Inch lengths; all new
and regular 17.60 garments, on sale Saturday $3.05
Tony CoitJt Pom genuine Russian , Lot Waist Odds and ends, clearing'
SILK. More samples and model
" corsets of silk brocade, sizes to
CORSETS 23 only, will be sold Saturday.
$5.00 Corsets for $2.00
$3.00 Corsets for $1.00
In late styles, firmly bound
and very durable, new
long hip and high bust ef
fects, with supporters, 75c val
ues at . . .
60c to tS
TmTn Tvm TTracriisnir
MOIXa mXB.OW All Silk, S lnohee wide. Tin I
for hair bows, eto., IS shad, also Black Onn I
Toe and $1
Pony, others of black furry materials.
ail short models,' marked to $40.00,
1 2 coats only In the lot, choice .... $5
Sweater Coata for women, wonderful re
ductions on the best styles, $3.60 val
ues in red, navy, gray and white,
percales, white mercerized tailored ef
fects and others, values to $1.60, now,
White Flanelette Gown To close out
remaining stock, we give you choice of
any, about 2 dozen in all, that sold at
.$2.60, $2. etc., for 91.00
Clean-up Sale Gloves, Hosiery, Etc
Last of the $1.50 kid gloves from Thursday's sale at 50c
Pique and silk lined Mocha Gloves, $1.25 values .89c
TT Imported Cotton 3Bc Hose, 6 thread heel and toe, at pair. .25
XIOSC Geneva Silk Hose, 60c goods, double sole, 3 pairs. ...... .$1.00
Children's Fleeced Stockings, regular 10c quality, at 5
Children's Imported 26c Stockings, medium and heavy weight, pair. 10
TT "1 Medium weight knit corset covers, 36c kinds 25
LHflCxV 63,1 Medium weight vests and pants, usual 60c kinds.
Wool Union Suits for women, $2.60 values, at 81.10
Double Green Trading Stamps with all purchases in above de
We continue Saturday the great sale of thou
sands of pieces of the world's famous Stransky
Enameled Kitchen Utensils. This Is all genuine,
coated Imported ware, but slightly chipped or
dented In transportation from Europe. We bought
carload of it at a big concession. Every piece
blgh grade and will last for years. Saturday 33 &
UAIinAGE CANS Saturday Bargains. GARBAGE PAIL8- Less
Large $2.25 size for. ........ .$1.50 Large $1.60 size for....
Usual $1.60 size for OS Large $1.26 size for....
85c Sash Cord Clothes Lines, 100 feet, special . .
per cent off.
BENNETT'S DIG GROCERY
Bennett's Beat Coffe. S Iba. for...... $1.99
And 100 'Stamps.
Bennett's Beat Coffee, 1 lb. .......... SSo
And 10 Stamps.
Teas, assorted, lb Mo
And 0 Stamps.
Capitol Flour, per aark $1.M
And B0 Stamps.
Capitol Baking Powder, lb .' B4o
And 10 Stamps.
Oalllard Olive Oil ..5e
And tO Stamp.
Granulated Sugar, 20 lbs. for $1.00
poppy Evep. Milk, can lOe
And t Stamps
Strictly fresh, newly laid.
Just in from the farm;
Stollwerck's Chocolate, H lb.
And 10 "lamps. '
Chocolate Menler, hi lb ,
Pomeroy Corn, I cana I5e
And 10 Stamp.
Burnham's 10c. Clam Chowder...... lSUe
Full Cream Cheeae, lb Boo
And 10 Stamps.
Domestic Swiss Cheese, lb S5o
. l0c California Ripe Olives aOo
Eugene Tomatoes, can So
Mignonette Peas, can . .' So
Koyalton Lima Beans lOe
OHIiaant "Beat We Have". White or
black, regular too can MUi
Corn Meal. 8 lb. sack ISO
Monarch Asparagus ,. SSo
And 10 Stamps.
Ribbon Mixed Candy, lb lflHo
Halted Peanuta. lb 100
. Gooseberry Balls, lb 10O
Persian Dates, large pkg loo
Parson's Mapla Creams, 8 pkgs 8 So
i A Day of Extraordinary Selling in
Tremendous purchase 1,500
pairs from New York man
ufacturer, close to half value.
Very durable all wool wor
sted, cheviot and cassimere
materials in season's most
desirable styles and shades.
Finer Bargains were never
offered in Omaha Sale
500 pairs trousers
values to $3, at......
1,000 pairs trousers
of fine materials,
values to $5, at
Final Clean Up Sale
Suits and Overcoats
Among these lots are the best kind of suits for
Spring wear. New snappy styles and colors and
just the right weight. Suit or C1 C(
overcoat worth up to $13.50, now. . . . $ S DJ
Suits that were $18.00 and $20.00; plenty l A
of magnificent models. ......... t tlll
Boys long pants, suits, 14 to 19 years, single or
double breasted, blaeks or fancies. $10.00 suits,
I "11 - 11. ..! 1 1
au go in mis iinai clearance,
i --Xvl tiffin iwTft
Saturday's Astound- TQ i O 1
ing Bargains in the Dig
Tho most important February book event (his city has ever
known. This is essentially a bargain season and our book buyer has
planned some unusual surprises for the book buying public. We have
closed out many odd lots from America's big publishers at un
precedented low prices. These, with thousands of volumes from our
own stock, has made marvelous savings possible. Wo can mention
but a few. Scores of other lines will bo on the tables.
E. I. Roc's Works from a big purchase
from P. E. Collier & Co. They are
$1.50 books, but soiled or damaged,
Hunt & Co's. 85c Editions of the works
of Clay. Holmes, Fleming, Bouthworth,
Garvlce and others; most all UtleR. on
sale, now 15
Complete Editions, Poets, by the four
great American poets. Whittler,
Holmes, lxwell and Longfellow. Never
before In complete form for less than
$1.76, our price 69
Famous Books from L. C. rage & Co.,
Child Life in Art, Great Masters of the
Organ, Milton's England and 20 others,
all $1.25 values, on sale f or ....
Bibles Great purchase from Thos.
Nelson Co.,- Divinity cut with concord
ance dictionary and helps,; teacher's
edition, regular $2.00 values. . .GO
Good Fiction Over a hundred popular
titles by the best authors. The Iron
Heel, The Money Changers, The Master
Criminal, Graham's Calverhouse, Pa
trica at tho Cross, Anna Lombard, The
Soul That Llcth. Sir Henry Margar.
etc., lots of one or two vols, of a kind,
$1.60 books, at . -3f
10 vol. University Encyclopedia, worth
$30.00, imperfect, at 94.00
16 vol. Bbapespeare Library Edition,
$12 value, perfect, at $4.25
6 vol. Gibbon's Rome, $7.00 value,
slightly rubbed, at $2.75
160 Catholic Prayer Books, worth 60c
to $1.60, choice 25
Painting Books for children lOo
The Busy Sheet Music Department
Always something doing, always the newest songs and hits at Bennett's
cosy mtiMic corner. Our Mr. Theron C. Bennett, the new manager. Is one of
America's leading sheet music men, writer of a number of hits, such as Stung,
Sweet Pickles, Satisfied, Gravy, Pork and Beans, Lovelight and others. Ask for
anything, every number worth having Is here. Mr. Bennett and Mr. Adams will
play for you.
A new two-step by our
Mr. Adams of this dept.
It's simply fine. Hear
Mr. Adams f ft
play It 17C
Two Dirty Little Hands
The best selling song on
the counter. It has gen
uine merit. Everybody
PORK AND BEANS
The biggest success '
everywhere. Get a copy
while it's new. A two-
step that has caught the
Songs that are being whistled and sung throughout America.
Auf Wiedersehen Katie. Rain-js Old-Fashloned
bow, Down in Jungle Town. H -D ( When I Marry You. You're Just
Naughty Eyes, Sun Bonnet Sue.
And hundreds of others, all good.
'the Boy for Me, Mandy Lane.
2,000 Pieces Fancy China
Worth 75c, $1.00, S1.2S
Another of the China section's famous
sales. Lot includes cups and saucers,
trays, vases, mugs, plates of all kinds,
pin trays, powder and puff JT
boxes and many other items .
Men's Silk Neckwear
. Regular 50c Kind
200 doten stylish reversible and French fold
lour-m-nanda In about twenty
late shades, an exceptional
Black Stiff Hats 26 dozens, good shapes, actual
$2.60 values, on sale Saturday, at.... $1.45
Highland Navel Oranges
0s lze lor ISO
26c slxe for BOo
JOc size for 85c
40c size for soo
50c slxe for 40o
Lemons. 20c slse for 16o
Rhubarb, bunch So
Celery, bunch Bo
Cabbage, lb .- So
Rutabagas, Carrots, Turnips, Onions, per
Cooking Apples, perk SSo
Jonathan Apples, peck eoo
Potato'", peck SSo
Fresh Peanuts, quart ;.. o
Exceptional prtos Inducements on meats '
of hlarhest grades. Svery out sweot and
wholesome. Oar troxneadons output en
ebles as to sell at bottom prloes.
2,000 lbs., Pork Shoulder Roast, per
Pig Pork Spare Ribs, per lb.... 7 He
Prime Rolled Rib Roast, all bone, re
moved, at, lb 12c and 10c
Choice Pot Roast, lb.. .6c, 8c and 10c
Fall Lamb Legs, per' lb 11 He
Lamb Shoulder Roast, lb 7 He
Lamb Chops, ribs or loin, lb...l2Hc
Lamb Stew, stx lbs., for 2c
Fresh Leaf Lard, lbs. for.... f 1.00
Salted Spare Ribs, 6 lbs. for.... 25c
Cudahy's Rex Hams, skin and fat re
moved, 10 to 16 lbs., at, lb...l8He
Cudahy's Rex Bacon, 6 to 7 lbs. aver
age, by the strip, per lb 12 He
Lard, choice of any brand, full 10-lb.
MEN'S WORK SHOES
ARE WAY DOWN
Good, honestly made shoes, all solid
leather and warranted " against rip
ping of seams; actual $2.50 and $3
shoes, on sale Saturday, t4 CQ
at, pair JL"
Men's Dress Shoes
We offer for Sat
urday one of the
best shoe sales of
the entire season.
It brings you the
better grades of
shoes down as low
as the ordinary
usually eost. It's
regular IS. 00 and
$6.00 shoes you
get in new, snap
py, up to - date
styles. Every pair
hand sewed. Choice
of patent colt, pat
ent kid, gun met
al, tan Russia calf,
wax calf at, per
The best BOYS'
SHOES on earth
at $2.50 and f S OO
in offered you
HARVARD'S NEW PRESIDENT
Personality of Abbot L. Lowell, and
the Policy He Will Purine.
YEAH3 DEVOTED TO EDUCATION
A Mm ef MIMtaaalre Class, I.o
Coaaeete With University, 4
Familiar Wltk Its Weeds A
Harvard university in May will have a
millionaire; president at.a salary of 18,000 a
year. Abbott Lawrunos Lowell, who has
been elected by the corporation to succeed
President Charles W. Eliot upon his retire
ment in May, is estimated to be worth 13,
OOO.OOa.i Fart, of this substantial fortune,
which is a large eetate for a scholar, was
Inherited, but the president of Harvard has
had sufficient business acumen to more
than double his patrimony, despite the fact
that he has glvea most of his maturer
years to education.
He inherited about 1900.000 from his
father's estate and aleo some property from
his mother. The accretion of his wealth
to He present proportions Is due to his
Shrewd Judgment and knowledge of the
Talues of Investment securities, and he haa
become rich for a Boston scholar prac
tically within the last ten years.
.There are possibilities of benefactions to
Harvard university at the hands of Its new
president, for he haa no children and his
brother. Prof. Perclval Lowell, and his
three sisters are as wealthy as Is the
president-elect. Prof. Lowell several years
ago gave Harvard a lecture hall which cost
about $100,00$. When the money for the
building was presented the donor insisted
upon concealing his Identity, and the struc
ture was known as the new lecture hall
until the giver was forced to acknowledge
A Former Athlete,
President-elect Lowell will appeal to
alumni and undergraduates as well because
of those additional qualifications: He is a
Harvard man. a graduate of the college
and of the law school. His grandfather was
member of that exclusive and self
perpetuating corporation known as the
he has been intimately associated with
"PresUent and Fellows of Harvard Col'
l-ge." In bis day he waa ' a champion
athlote. He never lost a running event In
which he was an entrant. For twelve years
the academic department of Harvard
lecturer and profeasor. He believes in
scholarship as the sure criterion of success
u business life. But he also haa a deep
literest in athletics, and aa every occasion
tdvlsoe students to participate la .college
ajoita. That Is a part of college life, and
to his mind as important In its way. aa Is
attendance at lectures.
Those who are Intimate with Prof. I
Lowell know that his heart Is with the
undergraduates. The first words he ut
tered after it became known that he
would bs the successor of President Eliot
were in' the nature of an appel to the
students for suggestions to improve the
college. . .
"When I waa a student hers in college
I bsd opinions, very definite opinions, as
to how some of the things should be man
aged," he said. I never expressed those
opinions, I think; I was never asked to.
But I still believe that those opinions
were worth something. Now I hope you
will feel free to make your opinions
known. I believe very strongly In the
undergraduates' view of things, and I have
confidence In the judgment of the under
graduates." New President's Policy.
President-elect Lowell's policy Is al
ready well defined, in the opinion of
those nearest to htm in the teaching de
partment The changes he proposes to
make will ba directed toward the de
velopment of a closer intimacy between
the undergraduates and the faculty. Prof.
Lowell believes that Harvard Is not too
large for the cultivation of a friendly
and advisory relationship between stu
dents and teachers, such as obtatna In the
smaller colleges. t is his suggestion
that this Institution might profit by
sdoptlng some of the methods that pro
mote the sociability of the undergraduates
and the faculty in the "freshwater" insti
tutions of learning. (
He believes this policy Is practical at
Harvard because he has tried it. Mr.
Lowell holds the professorship of the
science of government, end he has In his
classes about 400 students, nearly all
freshmen. Before the year expires a'large
proportion of these young men will have
had an intimate acquaintance with their
professor apart from the associations of
the lecture hell. Several times a week,
when engagements will permit. Prof.
Lowell haa from six to twelve of the
f read men aa his dinner guests at his horns
at III Marlboro street, Boston.
The Boston home of the next president
of Harvard is by no means pretentioua
While he live In the Back Bay, he does
not occupy a large house, nor Is it oa the
most desirable thoroughfare In the district
where the wealth of Boston is largely con
gregated. He might well live on Beacon
street, and on the water side, if he chose,
where his sisters have homes. But he se
lected one of the least attractive streets
among the main residential avenues of the
A Bark Bay Home.
There Is no suggestion of the million
aire in the atmosphere of this Back Bay
home. When his students respond to his
dinner invitations a small, trim, white
aproned maid answers the bell snd ushers
the yeung men into a small reception room,
upon the walla et wtuVb are a few incon
spicuous prints. Within a taotnent or tnt,
a smell, demure, diffident woman enters
and welcomes her husband's guests. By the
time the professor appears to greet them the
freshmen are sensitive of a freedom from
restraint that makes the first recollec
tions of the evening delightful. There Is a
dinner served by maids, during which the
conversation is led to subjects which will
stimulate an interchange of views snd
opinions with respect to the prevailing sys
tem at the college.
Prof. Lowell wants to learn the ambi
tions of his young men, and he puts ques
tions which are to test the wisdom of the
general elective - policy. He induces the
boys to tell him why they have selected
certsln courses, and he modestly offers his
advice. In the meantime, be is making
mental notes, to add to his volumes of
Abbott Lawrence Lowell, though be is
61 years old. having been born In Boston
on iemter jj, 1856, proves that It Is
possible for a man to retain the i.tiit
of youth and to approximate, at least, with
juaicwus conservation, the athletic prow
ess of his college days.
The College Spirit,
fipeaklng of athletes at college. Prof.
Lowell recently expressed these convic
"There are men who come here and
delate themselves except so far as the
dean doesn't nrmlt it in .thi.,i...
There are others who devote themselves
to social life. There ars others who de
vote themselves almost exclusively to
study. Each of these, things ought to bs
done, but sny man, I believe. Is an idiot
who does not do them all. In other words,
any man who devotea himself entirely to
books snd doesn't know men, and lets
his body shrivel up. Is an ass. Ke misses
a great deal of college life.
"You can never measure yourself up
consistently, be it physically or mentally,
except in putting yourself In competition
with other men and seeing whether you
csn do it snd how well you can do it
compared with somebody else.
"And mind you this: If your object in
playing tennis, let us say, la to play the
largest number of games In ,a year, or
your object in running is .to run as msny
races in a year as possible, don't run
with somebody else It will Impede you
Just run. In the same way, if your ob
ject In coming here Is knowledge, simply
acquiring knowledge, don't compete with
anybody else-Just stuff It away-and It
will do you as much good. Just as much
good, ss it would to run around the race
track with a pedometer in your pocket."
Prof. I.owell does not betray much
interest in intercollegiate athletics. He
does not attend the base ball or foot ball
games, but be is always a spectator at
track events. Aa a member of the
faculty, he was heard ta all the discus
sions In favor of a strict control of the
spectacular college sports. His influence
Is against foot ball except under prudent
regulations. But his succession to the
presidency 1s not expected to change the
present athletic policy at Harvard.
Physical Recreation. ,
Nowadays, besides pedestrlanlsm for
exercise. Prof. Lowells physical recre
ation is yachting. Ho has a summer
home at Cotult, Cape Cod, where several
of his relatives maintain seashore estate
Ho idles on board a catboat. He has
accomplished seamanship by degrees.
First, he bought a smsll craft which he
learned to sail. Successive seasons
found him possessing a larger yacht until
now he has a big catboat with a crew of
one. He handles the boat while his em
ploy docs the heavy work.
Prof. Lowell's attitude toward his em
ployes gives an Insight Into his character.
For seventeen yesrs sfter he was graduated
from the Harvard law school In 1880 Mr.
Lowell was a member of a law firm which
Included his cousin, Judge Francis C. Low
ell of the United States circuit court, snd
he became a director In a number of mill
corporations upon the desth of his father.
While he dropped the commercial Interests
as soon as he coukt his Investment proper
ties require the maintenance of an office
Every office employs of Prof. Lowell en
Joys the privilege of a sabbatical year in
Europe, just as he himself tskes the year
from his duties at Harvard. Regularly
every seventh year the employe receives a
leave of absence for a year with a check
ample to defray the expenses of a foreign
The Harvard corporation elected Prof.
Lowell to the presidency two days before
the snnouncement was made. On the after
noon of the day when it was known that
the deciding meeting had been held ono of
his clerks asked his chief if he had heard
whether the corporation bad chosen him to
succeed President Eliot.
"No; I know nothing about It," Prof.
Late In the afternoon the next day Mr.
Lowell sent for his clerk and said:
"I . want to set myself right with you.
When you asked, me yesterday It I hsd been
elected president of Harvard I said I knew
nothing about It. That was true. I do not
wish you to think I was trying to deceive
you, for. though I knew nothing yesterdsy,
I have since heard a great deal about it.
I cannot say any more now, but perhaps
Limited Social Activities.
' Upon his sssumptlon of the office of pres
ident Mr. Lowell will have to occupy the
house In Harvard yard, but removal to a
smaller residence probably will not Incom
mode blm. The professor snd his wife have
never been entertainers of large parties.
His dinner guests rarely number more than
ten persons, and they are usually profes
sional men, who, like himself, are students
In government. Prof, lowell Is the trustee
of the Lowell institute, a system of free
public lectures supported by a fund of about
11,000,000, which has grown from the origi
nal bequest of his .grandfather. Eminent
foreign scholars are Invited to deliver series
of lectures for which they sre paid 11,200.
Prof. Lowell's social activities sre confined
largely to entertaining these visitors and
the men he has invited to meet them.
He belongs to two clubs, the Tavern and
Bt Botolph, whose membership is com
posed of artists, scientists, and literary
men. With some twenty-five other men he
participated In the meetings of the Wednes
day Evening club of 1777. This organisa
tion numbers four doctors and four law
yers, while the others are described ss
"men of literature and leisure." About
twice a year la the average of his visits
to the two clubs. Though Prof. Lowell's
social standing entitles him to admlaaion
to the Somerset club, he never had any1
desire to Join this exclusive organisation. .
A Stadlona Man.
Personally, the new president is a serious
man, with a manner that is "hesitating and
different. He does not radiate cordiality,
but he makes up for this in kindly cour
tesy and consideration. . His life haa been
devoted to study. . During the - seventeen
years he practiced law from 1880 until he
was appointed lecturer at Harvard in 1887
-.he never 'argued a cause in court. He
dealt almost exclusively in legal questions
connected with estates In probate court and
the management of investment properties.
His first literary effort, "Transfers of
Stock." is a handbook on corporatiuaaj
Since 1S86 he has spent parts of eight
years abroad studying the governments of
England and continental Europe. Prof.
Lowell's earliest works on this subject
were expositions of the administrative sys
tems on the continent. Ills latest produc
tion, "The government of England,"
which haa run through three editions and
has been translated Into French and Ger
man, occupied tho major portion of his
time for six years.
Abbott Itwrence Lowell married young.
He had jUst completed the 8-year course
at the Harvard Law school in two years
when he married Miss Anna Parker Low
ell of Boston, a cousin. Singular felicity
has marked hie married life, for Mrs. Low
ell lias been her husband's companion in
his travels for research and the sympa
thiser with his ambitions. This dignified,
scholarly gentleman has not outgrown the
tenderness of his youthful years, for he
still uses the endearing term "Puny," to
his wife, as he has since the dsys when
the two . were boy and girl lovers. New
Active Salesmen Bee Want Ads.
"You are always trying to throw cold
water on my literary ambitions," growled
the aspiring author. "You say it doesn't
pay. Look at Charles Dickens, will yout
He left a fortune of I4U0.0U0, all earned with
"I know It, dear," said his wife, caressing
him; "but don't you remember that Aiaddlu
could make more than that In five minutes
by simply rubbing an old lamp? I'd so
much rather you'd do something of that
YUM-YUM, ANDTHEN SOME
A Soalfal Sign for Retorn of Back
wheat Breakfasts of By
"I have wondered sometimes," said the
amiable head of a voracious family, "why
we didn't have more griddle cakes, wheat
and buckwheat, and that sort of thing In
our house, because I am very fond of such
cakes, and so sre all the children, and of
buckwheat cakes in particular I have a
very pleasant recollection.
"When I was a boy we used to have al
ways buckwhest cakes for breakfast in
winter, with fried pork chops or fried sau
sages, and I used to think that a breakfast
good enough for anybody, and I am still
of the same opinion.
"The cakes we used to mix In a hi
pot that was different from anv nlMA Af
crockery I ever saw, and that I can see
now In my mind's eye ss plainly as if it
siooa Derore me. a deen. straight iM,ii
earthenware pot of 'a very dark brown
glsxe. and In capacity about a gallon and
a nair. ana navlng in one side of Ks edge a
pouring Hp snd on the other slds a handle;
the only pot of Just that style and dlmen
slons that I ever saw, and perhaps it was
me oniy one ever made.
"And we valued it highly. I know that
if anything had happened to that nnt it
would have been regarded ss a household
calamity, familiar to us sll as It had be
come through year after year of use, and
mixing or the batter in It was mighty fa
mlllsr household rlte.the last thing done
In the house In winter before we went to
"Every morning when the cakes were
cooked there was left in the pot just
enough of the material to serve as yeast
for the next day's batch; and every night
the last thing we did was to get out the
buckwhest batter pot and mix up in it the
batter for the next morning's cakes; snd
then we would put a loose cover on the
pot and then set it near the kitchen stove,
where it would get a little warmth but not
too much, so thst the batter would rise
Just right. And sometimes it would run
over, but not often, for our folks were high
experts In making buckwheat batter, and
usually our batter rose just enough to fill
the pot, rising at the same time to the
highest attainable quality; and then In the
morning the batter was thinned down a
little; so that it would spread just exactly
right when poured on the griddle, and then
the family was ready to eat 'em.
"It seems to me that the pork chops we
had In those days were better than sny
to be had now; they were from locally
raised and fattened pigs, and thry were
very tender snd superior, snd certainly It
would be difficult to find now such sau
sages ss ws hsd then.
"And we used to eat those buckwheat
cakes red hot off the griddle, with those
superior pork chops, er those extra superla
tive sausages, and with tj)e pork er sau
sage grease on the cakes a morning meal
of great delight and glory." Boston Herald.
SANDLOTTER JFROM WAYBACK
Something A boot Grove J oh a sea,
Leading; Anti-Japanese Agitator
"This man Grove L. Johnson, who It
stirring up the whole country by his ex.
treme anti-Japanese stand in the California
legislature, is a politician of extraordinary
ability and a speaker of tremendous force,"
said Judge P. W. Csrrler of San Francisco
to a Baltimore American reporter.
"He Is the floor loader of the repub
licans In the house, and chairman of the
judiciary committee. The most extreme
measures aimed at the Japanese ever yet
introduced in any legislative body are thoee
fathered by Johnson, and which were the
direct cause of Roosevelt's Interference.
"Grove Johnson was sent to congress s.
few years ago, and one day In the house
of representatives at Washington, was the
principal actor in a very sensational epi
sode of which I was a witness. It seems
thst he had Incurred the Ill-will of William
R. Hearst by falling to agree with him in
some pending policy, and soon after the
rupture Hearst's papers printed a story of
Johnson's early' life in New Tork state,
where he lived prior to his migration to
the Pacific coast. The article, reflected on
the Callfornian in a very injurious way. I
shall never forget how Johnson, rising to
a question of personal privilege, replied to
it. He at once elicited the respectful snd
sympathetic attention of all his colleagues,
and the big chamber, usually as noisy as
a schoolboys' playground, became as
hushed as though a funeral were taking
place. Johnson began by a frank admis
sion that be had, In the Ignorance of boy
hood, and while living In his native town,
committed a grave fault relating to a busi
ness transaction. He had moved away to
the other end of the continent, engaged la
hard toll, repaid the trifling sum thst hsd
caused him to emigrate and had frequently
returned to his former home, where ever)
body had given him a glad welcome, having
long since forgiven him his youthful folly.
In his adopted home the people must have
thought him a man of honor and ability
or else they would never have chosen him
as their representative In the congress of
the I'nited Slates.
"His peroration. In which he scored those
who would, st the end of a third of a cen
tury, rake up a hoylh sin, was superb, and
when he ended the cheers thst went up
from every man In his audience, repub
licans and democrata alike, created a tu
multuous din. the like of which had seldom
been heard in that historic place. The
cheers were a simntaueous tribute tf re
spect, and were evidence that his self-vindication
had been complete."
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