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Charlotte Corday, Executioner of Marat
THE BEE: OMAHA. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER T, 1911.
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The story of Chsrlotte Corday l full of
pathetic power. In a'.l the annals of
heroUm there U no such recoid of traaie
self-saeriflce that performed h tif
peasant royalist for the sake of hr eotm
try. Th Uli la a hundred yar id. and
yet It l r.i fi- ' - "-or of
iti theme make It appear onfiylns.
Charlotte CoroV ' i nn.vi if Xor
mandv, deiwenflrii f-o-i mh'.e ancestors,
thmich he:" branO o the family ha1 been
rltrrp.- r"',i '1 -try through ft
hundred years of hardship.
Tim slrl's early i spent In a con
vent where constant rompanlonahlp with
th t'(t faced sisters turned her thought
to serious thingi. As a child she developed
ft myatie turn of mind and spent hour
brooding by hcifflf thinking of nwiv
Tha atranfcp. lor.ely child had grown al
most to womanhood when the rumblings
of the French Revolution burst forth In
all their fury. At firt she sympathized
with the people's cans, though ahe !
of noble- descent She hid teen the suf
fering of the yoaantry and the Injustic e
accorded the .r"oi . . But what she hoped
for wa a democracy if order, equality an3
peace a with shared by many of her
Such was not to be. ' Already In Farla
the gulliotlne ran red with the gore of lta
victim, tha king had paid with hi own
Ufa for hi own follies and those of hi
ancestors. ..while the savage violence of
those , In power ' soon brought about ft
reign of terror.
All the horror of this hideous time the
girl seemed to see embodied In the sinister
form or John Paul Marat. She did not
consider the other leaders of the revolu
tion. She only saw Marat, the murderer
of thousands, the monster who reveled In
crime, the fiend who gloried In the grue
some horror endured by Mt Innocent vlo
tlm. And In all thia awful picture the young
girl saw still another figure. She saw her
self aa the deliverer of France, the one to
free her country from Its hldeoua tyrant.
She definitely formed a plan to go to
Paris alone, then seek out Marat and to kill
him with her own hands.
With, this object In view she made an
application for a passport allowing her to
visit Paris The passport still exists and
It glvea us an official description of the
girl.- It reads :
"Allow Citizen Marie Corday to pass. She
la 24 years of age. five feet and one Inch
In height, hair and eyebrow cheatnut
Gotham Kills Thousands of Cats and Dogs
Never before In the hietory of New York
City have such efforts been made to rid
the streets of stray cat and dogs as are
new being mad by the Society for Preven
tion of Cruelty to Animals. Within the last
two week. In addition to the ordinary
mean employed by the society for picking
up cats and dogs, on tha streets and. for re
ceiving them from owners who wish to' rid
themselves f TM ftnrmare.Hh soeMty haa
Inaugurated ft night service of three auto
mobiles which scour tha streets between
the hours of 10 o'clock ftnd daylight to
gather In and send to ft merciful death all
the wild, homeless, diseased and vicious
cats that Infest the cellars, areaweys stair
ways and other places of refuge the city
On ft single night aa many as 86s cats
have beea captured. Since August 13 about
6.000 have been caught In the streets at
night. Tha whole number of cats and dogs
that the society has destroyed In August is
given aa 33.506. On one day the society's
record shows that 2,010 cats and dogs were
"We are waging a merciful war on cats
this year," said General Manager Horton
of the society. "Until this society took over
the work no attention was paid to cats by
the authorities.. They were considered
harmless and necessary evils. But It is
generally admitted now that they are car
riers of disease and are far mora dangerous
The night collection of garbage by Com-
Uncle Sam's Larder Well. Stocked
Indications ax that tha "bread line" la
still some distance In the future for this
Latest estimates of the United States De
partment of Agriculture assures us that
the bushels of grain are already piled far
Into the millions. The breadstuff!, at
i least, are certain, for the wheat fields have
been stubble now for many weeks, and the
threeher has been echoing up and down
the wheat acres for more than ft month.
Finishing their estimates some time since,
these experts announced that the United
State would produce more than 678.000.000
bushels of whsat in the year of 1811. Thia
Include ail tha grain of that character,
both of tha spring and the winter varieties.
In spite of the tremendous falling off In
the yield of potatoes, over SJJ.000,000 bushels
of these tubers will go upon the market
this year. Marly three bushels for every
man, woman and child in the United States.
Of corn we are promised 1,660,000,000
buahels, after - allowing for drouth, bug,
scorching winds and other enemies of the
wealth-making malse. The amount of corn
grown will still allow for breakfast foods,
pone, live Mock food and things of than,
Over 1SO.O0O.0OO bushels of red and yellow
and dusky green apples will help In keep
ing down the coat of living and ttt making
the world seem worth whlle-4.0 the horti
culturist. The apple crop of 1911 will come
pear establishing ft new record. Peaches
are almost in the same claaa. for this year,
with about 16.000.000 bushels.
The hungry, happy hog la also strongly
aiding to keep the ravenoua wolf from the
door. Of his tribe 76,000,000 members have
been counted, alive and grunting out
'promise of good profit. According to
f'gures glven'out by the six principal slock
yards of she United State for the first
seven months of 1811, 30.000,000 hogs may
b expected to paas through the stock pens
of the country before the coming of 1811
Other millions of hogs are killed en the
farma and theae never get into records of
the packers and the buyers: In fact, only
half the available supply of the country's
hogs goes through the hands of tha buyer
and the packer every year.
The oats crop la shorter than for ten
tara. but at that 81S.000.000 bushel ought
to keep the cereal makers busy and the
equine consumers fairly well filled. Every
fcushel represent more money. It la said.
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CHARLOTTE CORHAY WPiilsON.
color, eye gray. - forehead high, mouth
medium size, chin dimpled, and an oval
But the real Charlotte, a aeen In tha
two picture which were painted of her
while In prison, show a girl much more
beautiful than this description suggests.
She had a wealth of chsatnut curia, which
clung aout her neck and fair forehead,
deep, gray eyes, from which shone truth
and undaunted courage, a aweet yet firm
mouth, and a, form of infinite grace.
On arriving In rails the girl sought out
Marat, only to be refused admittance to
hi presence. Her third attempt was suc
cessful. She was ushered Into ft room
where the leader Of the revolution sat in
a. tub of hot water covered over with ft
Charlotte gased for a moment upon the
figure rolling In the tub, the rat-like face,
and thes hitting eyes. Then taking from
tha bosom of her gown a long, sharp dag
ger, she . plunged It Into the body of the
terrified monster. Marat was dead, and
with him died the stamina of the. French
For the deed the girl was to pay with
her life. As she mounted the guillotine ft
ray of aunshlne buret forth from the
threatening sky. Illuminating her (lender
figure like ft statue in brons. Aa tha
blade fell her lips quivered with their last
and only plea:
"My duty la enough, the rest la nothing."
(Copyright. 1911. by the N. T. Herald Co.)
miesioner Edwards' men first put the plan
of night collection of cats Into the mind of
the society officers.' The men doing that
work were often attacked by fierce' cats.'
Mr. Horton realized, what no one else has
aeemed to have' grasped 'before him, that
tha time to capture cats was not during tha
hours of daylight; when they were hidden
ft way tn benr' raOssea,' nutr at nlghtf
whan they come out to feed. The society
began on August 12 with one automobile.
The record for the first few nights runs
First night. 378 cats; second. 422; third,
401. When three automobiles were put to
work on ft single night the number rose to
866. which la ft record In cat hunting for
New York City. Funds for this work are
drawn from tha money paid to the society
for dog licences, and every year the society
has a little deficit to meet. Last year it
spent $65,000, and its Income was (01,000.
This year the deficit will probably be
The record for the eighty-one days of
summer in dogs and cata captured or
handed over to the society and destroyed
by It Is:
"It's 'a. good work, I'm sura," said Mr.
Horton, "and the only sensible and humane
way to treat these miserable animals."
than ever before.
Even the government expert cannot esti
mate the number of chickens,' geese and
turky that help to make the coat of living
bearable. They have found, however, In
the making of the census that there ax
more" than three chickens and other fowl
to every man, woman and child In the
United States. Somewhere upwards of
300,000,000 head of poultry are doubtless now
In the country, If the census figures may
be relied upon.
No country' larder la more richly stocked
than Uncle Sam's.
The man who Inventa an excuse 1 In
variably Infringing on an old patent.
Charity begins at home, and that' the
reason It is so seldom appreciated.
It la easier te take things aa thev come
than to give them up as they go.
Even the devil never put off till
morrow the things he can do today..
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tupr eHt that
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him our me hours
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PASSES I THEY MAP MET. BUT BEFORE
HECoutK AHSwer, A Bwurr went
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" shouldn't want te marry ft man who
did not work. It seems unmanly toJust
live off of your father' money."
The sentiment did you credit. The man
thought so. He shot you up another story
or two m the beautiful castle in the air he
had bullded for your occupancy.
And. what Is surer proof of his high
regard for you, he went to work.
It waa a. novel ftnd muscle-trying for ft
young collegian to help unload machinery
from a freight car. It waa more novel still
for him to get up early and get to work
on time. He had taken the only kind of
job he could get unless he "went to work
for father," and through Influence slid
Into ft berth he could not fill.
That seemed to him just another way of
doing what yeu considered the : unmanly
thing, living off of father. So he took the
hard work that always falls to the un
There was ft boss whose very order waa
an Insult one of those narrow-minded men
who wanted to soak it into the blasted too
rich. Your lover waa nuta for him. He de
lighted to take the acid spite of labor
against capital out on the young collegian.
To him, the son of a rich man stood for
all the vlcea of all the rich. So he pro
ceeded to show him bow much alike all
men are by giving him ft rapid-fire exhibi
tion of the brutalities of the boss.
But your lover stood for It. He was just
as really and truly fighting for you, wear
ing your colors, trying to please you, aa
was ever a knight of medieval day. The
thought of you spread the love through bis
system which antldoted the Indignation
thftt the overbearing injustice of the boss
It was all for yeu.
To prove himself ft man wb,o could be
trusted with your future, he began at the
very bottom, where the work of one
handa alone counts. He took a delight in
the first promotion because it marked a
step in his nearlng you that was deeper
than hia own aatlsfsction In proving him
self to himself. And when he reached a
place where his trained brain could come
to reinforce the work of his toll-stained
hands, he began a rapid rise toward suc
cessand you. You meant both yourself
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and success to him. .
Men do such thing for love.
And what were you doing? Motoring and
golfing, dancing ahd playing tennis, reading
the new books and going to teas.
Oh, It Is so easy .for girls to dictate how
ft man shall prove 'his worth and worthi
ness of them! But I have seen mighty
few of them busy about learning the com
mon work of life to be ready for the day
when the toll-trained man shall wed them.
It Isn't necessary for the dainty girl
darlings of well-to-do parents to learn how
life is lived. They Just amuse themselves
till the men find out the process for their
kind of living. Then, all Ignorant a they
are. but dainty , and sweet and appealing
A "business woman" Is quoted In the
San Francisco Chronicle in the following
comment on the difference in the lives of
men and women ,who work:
"My brother and I are both Independent
we each spend our days In the stress and
turmoil of the city, each earning eur own
living, .aot you see I am quite competent
to judge. When he returns In the evening
his duties are done. He dons a fresh col
lar or ft dress suit, as the occasion de
mands, picks up a cane and free of all
cares, departs for the evening' recreation.
He 1 Independent free, and glowing with
strength and health. The petty discom
fort of the day fall away, forgotten In
the exhilaration of the evening's festivi
"Of course, I da not mean to ay that' I
too have not my. gala moment. But they
are harder earned than his.' A woman's
wardrobe I a constant cause for anxiety,
The constant changes in styles, the strain
to keep collars and neckwear Immaculate,
the mending and darning why. the labor
is endless. The leisure moments that
should be spent In relaxation are given
to the freshening of the, next day's toil
ettes. Same girls to . keep within their
limited income even cook their own meals.
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1THE NEfTlNdr TO
Makes the Man Work
a flower, the toy-girls marry.
Mother has-learned by bitter experience
that ' even money does not always get
trained servants, ' that times come when
the mistress is forced to do her own work.
But she does not apply her wisdom for
your benefit You wait till you have other
and more really Important problems to
solve; and then the whole mixing and
muddling confusion descend upon you.
While you are Inciting your lover to
prove hia manhood. It wouldn't be a half
bad Idea for you to learn how to be as
practical ft woman a he 1 ft man. He
won't b nearly so apt te tire of you for
you'll never have to be worn and weary
wtth trying to do what you know not how
'If we drop the little feminine acces
sories which mke women attractive for
more mannish apparel ( stiff collar and
dark- tie, for Instance), cry goes up
bout the emancipated woman. Indeed, we
have to look to eur appearance. Our bread
and butter depends on It. A well gowned
woman has a far better chance ef securing
a position than on who looks untidy or
toe austere. And then, too, though ft bach
elor maid's expenses are just as great as
ft bachelor's her salary la almost always
less than hi. She must do her shopping
at the leisure hour, when she should be
restfully eating her lunch, as ft man does.
The little festivities which she plans must
be attended to at odd momenta, and If she
Is a. member of the home circle her duties
are limited. ,
"I don't mean to complain too blatantlv,"
he said smilingly, "but, really, when a
man talks In ft mighty way, about his
superiority, his towering executive, his
capacity for ordering his life In ft more
uniform way than a woman, I must relieve
my feelings In some way. My whole sym
pathy goes out to the overworked, under-
paid, dependent working glrl.'i
A dimple la the chin Is lucky.
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This 2S &Q
September 7, 1911.
yme and Address.
Hugh Attkenbead, 611 South Twenty-fourth Av Mason 1904
Albert, Anderson, 2616 Taylor fit Rtratogg .1903
Grace Anderson, 1730 South Twentv-elghth St Tark 1904
Hennletta Anderson, 714 South Seventeenth St Leavenworth ......1897
Margaret Anderson, 714 South Seventeenth St Leavenworth . ..,.1897,
Lawrence C. Bash, IMS South Tenth St. . Lincoln 1905'
Fledda Bedell. 2301 South Forty-eighth St High 1S95,
Jeasie Beltel, 121 North Twelfth St Cass 1900
Rholand J. Bicknell, 514 South Twenty-fourth Ave. . .Mason 1903 1
Hanna Bird, 307 Bancroft St. Bancroft 1S98
Pearl Boyce. 1118 North Sixteenth St Kellom -...1906
Herman Brlchacek, 317 Foppleton A Train 1897
Paul L. Bush, 2532 Decatur St Long 1896
Jennie Glglotte,. 3721 Ohio St ' Clifton Hill .1903 ,
Paul Clise. First and Spring Stt Bancroft 1900
Pauline Crlse, 1006 Davenport St Cass 1902 ;,
Charles S. Doyle, 1719 Cuming St Holy Family 1897
Mary G. Downing, 1808 Corby St Sacred Heart. ... .-1899.
i .5 il 6 South Twentieth St ..."...Vinton 1899
Jerrold Feinstein, 1528 North Nineteenth St Kellom 1905'
Reginald Ferals, 2217 Cnpltol Ave , Central 19Q0
Esther Finkelstein. 921 North Sixteenth St Cass 1903
Isle Firsht, 1706 Clark St Kellom , .,1898
Byron Fowler, 1816 Corby St High 1894
Florence Gannon, 2610 Cuming Rt Webater -I9"1.
Minnie Geil. 1801 North Twenty-fourth St Long 1905;
Laura Goodenow, 3329 Boyd St. .Monmouth Park. ..1899
Ida Greenburg, 519 South Twenty-sixth St . .. Farnam' 1904
j Gladys Groves, Thirty-second St. and
Raymond F. Horn, 2104 North Twenty-eighth st Long . is-jo
Ruth A. Johnson, Thirty-fourth Stl and Fowler Ave. . Monmouth Park. .1899
Morton Kaer, 3615 Hamilton St Franklin . 1902
Margaret Kefer. 1024 North Eleventh St, Holy Family. 1901,,
fidith Kenyon, 2505 Franklin St Long ..1903
Eddie Koziot, 2907 Walnut St Im. Conception. ., .1899
Delia McMillan. 3314 South Twenty-third St ....St. Patrick :.1896'
Alexander Malcolm, 432 Lincoln Ave Train 1898
Ersie Monroe, 3031 Emmet St Howard Kennedy. 1897
Merlcete Morn, 1704 North Twenty-seventh St Long .......... .1904
Annie Bell Moor, 2722 Ellison Ave Miller , Park. .... .1905'
Floyd H. Mulford. 2024 Oak St ; ....Vinton 1896
Mildred Murphy. 1712 North Twenty-eighth St Long 1903
Irene Nelson, 5006 North Twenty-third St .Saratoga ..1900r
Milford Nelaon. 1608 Lake St Lake ..1895.
Milton Nelson, 1608 Lake St... Lake ,.1895'
Earl Nelhardt, 717 South Seventeenth St. . . Leavenworth . . , . 1 895,
Mabel K. Morris. 3029 Pinkney St Howard Kennedy. .1897
Dcenald O'Connell, 1509 North Seventeenth St Kellom 1902
Nora O'Neil. 3323 Manderson St Druid Hill 1903
Harold C. Payne. 4516 North Forty-first Ave ... .Walnut Hill. . 1901
David Pollley808 North Eighteenth St Case . . . : 1897
Lizzie Reh, 1044 Dominion St
Doris I. Reiff, 3317 Lafayette Ave
Marie Richard. 2767 South Tenth St
Merle Richmond. 2767 South Tenth St
Laura L. Rles, 818 South Eighteenth St.
William Rosenbrook. 4839 Franklin St.
Sebastian Saeco, 707 South Seventh St..
Madge Saffer, 2610 Charles St
Mary Simmons. Albion Flats. Tenth and
Roy Smith. 3201 Wright St ..t
Paul H. Toy. 1815 Manderson St
Laura E. Toland, 2581 Pratt. St
Harold Underbill, 401 South Forty-second St.
William P. Usher. 1111 Park Are
Joseph Welst, 1910 Dorcas St
Lelghton Winder, 3327 Fowler Ave
Official Flirts" Rush
Dainty "official fllrta" way yet lure
"masher" Into polio eourt. It Commis
sioner Waldo continue to receive letters
from women-who volunteer their services
"beautiful plainclothes women" of the
New York' police department, anxious to
encounter and capture every mashing man
who stares, talks or In any way mani
fests desire for their acquaintance.
Commissioner Waldo la Considering turning-
the correspondence over to his secre
tary, Mr. Sheehan. and asked him If hs
thought drawing up ft plan of quallflea
tlons, to diagram the physique, age and re
quirements necessary In the selection of aa
"efflciaLfllrf annex te the department.
It waa with great reluctance, however,
that' hi secretary, Mr. Sheehan, shewed
One wrote thus: "I wish to be th first
official flirt of Broadway. I possess a
mysterious power wnlch compels m to be
ever on the lookout for danger from mas
culine skill and charm. My eves are like
small- green fires, but withal I have an
eloquent reserve and the courage te ab
sorb Broadway' fat In my vUlon. I
one studied for th stsge, so you may b
sure I know life. I think, therefore, I
would recognise sin if I saw it face to face,
Another read a: "I have ft small magle
face and my eyes are much swollen and
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Stone Ave Miller Pa-k 1904
;.St. Joseph ,....1898-,
, .Walnut Hill. . .
Pacific Sts. . .Pacific
Windsor" ' 1901
. . .Lothrop 1904
.. .St. Joseph. .' .1900
...Monmouth Park.. .1905
to Squelch Mashers
red from weeping over what I have seen''
In Broadway, Nobody can help but look
at me, as I radiate sadness and despair,',
Might I not be used aa a decoy to attraete
the attention of aympathetie men?" -
Here Is a cheerful letter, written Vith a
real simple heart story, containing a throb
in every llr.e: .
"My friend say I have the evil eye. andj
all my hugbanda have endorsed the ver
dict. They are so superstitious where -I
am concerned they think it 1 a bad sign to .
pay me alimony, and consequently I have
developed Into a practical business woman. '
I will catch and deliver masher to you
at tl ft head th first and second days,.1'
ftnd then accept regular salary as Ion '
as the mashers last. All men star at m
and follow me. I am quick In ftctlon and
never fall to turn and note the Impression
I bav made." .
There were other letter from girl with
"Irish eyes." and lllao eyes with yellow
glints that shine like burnished gold.
In Los Angeles th "official flirt" ' ha
been Introduced, accompanied by plain J
clothes men, and she never falls to bring '
In a crop of "mashers." which she form
ally present to police magistrate. It wan
the account of her great success that 'has -ltd
th girl In New York City to think
there I some good yet to te accomplished
In th world.
As I well kaown, some metals are un
suitable for casting, while others, ' like
Iron, can readily be cast In any desired;
Shape, says Harper a Weekly. The property,
of, casting well Is said to depend upon
whether the metal contract or expand'
on solidifying from the liquid form. Iron,
Ilk water, expand In solidfylng, and hence
th solid metal may be seen floating in th
liquid Iron about It. Th expansion cause
it t till th die into which It I poured. '
and so It 1 cast easily. Gold and silver
contract In cooling, , and, therefore, ax
not suitable for casting.
Keep Going. -
At sinty-two lit haa begun;
At seventy-three begin once more;
Fly swifter aa thou nearest th sun.
And brighter shine at elglity-four.
Chouldat thou arrive,
Etlll wait on God and work and thrive.
Oliver Wendell Holmes.
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