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Jf Success in Htbnska
In the small towns of the state the
traveling library scheme Is attracting
much attention. Nearly everywhere
there are efforts to comply with the
provisions, of the law and obtain an
assortment of books for reading and
study. Miss Edna D. Bullock, secre
tary of the public library commission,
has arranged eighteen libraries and
these are scurrying to and fro nearly
all the time. More books will be as
sorted and prepared for the public a?
soon as they can be catalogued.
Perusal of the new production of fic
tion writers Is not encouraged. It is
the object of the commission to help
the readers to standard works and the
masterpieces, leaving the more recent
books to be supplied by private means.
The secretary of the commission seems
to regard the latter day fiction as short
lived and adheres to the reliable stand
bys of the past few years.
New books are eagerly demanded in
Custer county. Prom the requests from
that section it seems that the people
want to read the very latest work of
A suggestive list of books for small
libraries Is now being complied and
will soon be sent to the ten thousand
superintendents, principles and educat
ors la the state. This volume will give
hints on the books for small libraries
and where they may be procured and
at what expenditure of funds. This
distribution will save an enormous cor
respondence in answering individual
MIsa Bullock Insists on the books
sent out to the rural districts being
returned in good condition. From thi3
cast Iron rule there is no deviation for
the property of the state must be pre
served and protected from carelessness.
She refused to make an exception for
a Blaine couaty youngster even though
the lad lost:, whole month's "gopher"
money. The latter, of course, means
the reward paid by farmers and others
for ground squirrel scalps.
One day this youngster had ap
proached the teacher's desk for the
purpose of refilling an ink bottle. This
process completed, the kid marched
back towards his seat. He made a
grand nourish at a freckle faced girl
across the aisle. Of course he didn't
mean to spill the ink but he did. It
wouldn't happen once again in a thous
and years, probably, but the fluid
splattered over two pages of one of the
histories belonging to the library com
mission. Miss Bullock couldn't say that the
book was in good condition and insist
ed that the loss must be made good. Of
course she was sorry but regrets didn't
go. The youth came gallantly to the
rescue. He had "gopher"' money pain-
fully acquired by drowning out the ani
mals. With this he paid the bill and
the great state of Nebraska was ap
peased. Miss Bullock will, in the near future,
make a jaunt throughout the state
lecturing on library topics. At Cul
bertson she will speak on June 18th
and will visit Holdrege on the 19th and
Sidney on the 21st Dates with several
other cities will be announced later.
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It is now announced that the statue of Frederick the Great, with which
Kaiser WilheIm, of Germany, will present Uncle Sam, is to take the form
of the famous statue of Berlin, of which the above is a photographic re
production. There Is little room for doubt that our sudden popularity
with the world's powers Is likely to result In a visit to this country of
Kaiser Wllhelm or his son, the crown prince of Germany, on the occasion
of the presentation of the statue. The people of this country and Germany
are .bow busily dtscusalng which of these royal personages our distin
guished Tiatw wlH be..
GEORGE W. BERGE.
George W. Berge, a member of the law firm of Doyle & Berge, and
prominent in fusion political circles, was born in Peoria, 111., July 21st,
1S64., In Dixon, in the same state, he finished a collegiate course and
studied" law." He "was admitted to the bar In 1890. Mr. Berge came to Ne
braska in the same year and located In Lincoln.
At first the legal firm consisted of Morning & Berge but a change was
made almost two years ago. Mr. Berge has won an enviable place among
the lawyers of the county and has a large practice, having followed his
profession continually in Lincoln since he first arrived in the state.
Several times he has been in state conventions and has always taken
an active part in fusion politics. In 1896 and 1898 he was a candidate for
the congressional nomination. In each instance he withdrew to give place
to a democrat. Two years ago he secured the nomination and was defeat
ed after a warm campaign. Mr. Berge's name is mentioned extensively
in connection with the fusion nomination for governor in the coming cam
paign. He is recognized as a man of strong character and admirable
traits and his wide acquaintance should make him a formidable candidate
before tbe fusion conventions in case he decides to interest himself in that
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