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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 2, 1902)
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EMILY DE FRANCE,
Four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Q. De France, 1SSG
South Twenty-fifth street.
The 8outh Is punctured all over at this
season with educational meetings, con
ventions of teachers, institutes, Chautau
quas, and summer normals, where thou
sands of our teachers are assembled and
eagerly pursuing studies in the great art
to which they are devoted. The reports
indicate that exceptional enthusiasm Is
manifest among these educators, and that
aluable knowledge and inspirations are
being absorbed by them from erudite and
That sort of enthusiasm, well directed,
cannot but confer great benefits upon the
educational work of the south. Most of
the teachers are engaged In primary In
struction and are the great products of
the homes of the people who have felt
the first fervor for popular instruction
and trained the first fruits of the family
for that work. These young people carry
back from their summer schools and con
ventions the best thoughts and zeal for
the best methods that are given them
from the most competent authorities. And
thus the public mind of the south is be
ing yearly better informed and more ear
nestly affected for widespread and prac
tical popular education.
In due time the results will appear in
legislation our schools will be extended
und perfected ungrudgingly and the repul
sive blot of abnormal illiteracy will be
forever erased from the records of south-
f" - prn cltlzpnshln. Thp Hanstttution relolces
in the prospect to that result opened up
by the labors and enthusiasm of all these
southern educational assemblies. Atlan
Horse Stealing a Lost Art
"Horse stealing has become almost a
lost art in Illinois," said a sheriff. "Twen
ty years ago the crime was one of the
most common, but it gradually became
unpopular on account ot the measures
taken to suppress it.
"In the iirst place the sheriffs of the
different counties formed an association,
held meetings, and made plans to act in
harmony. Farmers and stock dealers or
ganized anti-horsethief associations, and
uealcrs In horses became more cautious in
their pui chases.
"As soon as a horse was stolen the
members of the association in the neigh
borhood started in pursuit of the thief,
and, there being so many of them, ev
ery road, cartway and by-path was fol
lowed and it was a smart thief who es
caped them. In the meantime the sheriff
of the county, having been notified, sent
out telegrams and postal cards to broth
el sherifts, chiefs of police and village and
lownship constables and the description
of the stolen horse was soon In the hands
of so many watchful people that It was
almost certain to be seen and recovered.
"Sometimes the pursuing parties re
turned with the horse, but without the
thief, and then dark rumors spread abroad
as to the late of the criminal. Stories of
a grave in a lonely creek bottom or of a
bouy found floating In a river became
current, and thus a certain horror was
added to the crime.
"The punishment for horse stealing was
made severe, and, what was more impor
tant, was rigidly enforced. Legal quib
bles never saved a man, and it became a
common saying that a man found with a
halter in his possession was certain to
be convicted. The juries, made up largely
of farmers, might be fooled into acquit
ting a murderer, but a horse thief could
not escape conviction at their hands. So
It was the business became unprofitable,
and the number of horses stolen these
days is comparatively small."
"'"Ml the Mam
Colonial architecture Is just now the
crying demand In Lincoln. Architects
say they cannot give the public
at large enough of It. And in
fact the movement started In the
east last year and the year be
fore that. Colonial styles are In
vogue again and the chances are that
more or less architecture of that sort
will adorn Lincoln in the near future.
Houses built after this plan are very
plain. There are no Intricately shuped
panels, no places for dust to accumu
late. Of course nil such residences are
furnished with everything in the shape
of modern conveniences but the exte
rior is made as neurly as possible after
the style of the old New England furm
houses. Indeed architects from New York are
even now traveling throughout New
England copying plans of the ancient
mansions. These they picture on paper
and go back to the city to reproduce
these structures for the homes of the
Hundreds of these houses can now
be seen In the most fashionable quar
ters of all the large eastern cities.
Gradually the style travels westwurd
and the colonial boom has full sway In
In this city the popular price for a
comfortable home is $3,000. Ileal estate,
plumbing and fitting the Interior of the
house are Items not Included. With
paving, a good lot, up-to-date plumb
ing and a spacious lawn such a resi
dence costs about J 12,000. In Lincoln it
has been found out by dear experience
that it is not profitable to Invest much
more than this sum In a house. For
this reason the prices run about $5,000
for the material, plans and construc
tion of the building.
Porches go back to classic styles.
They are plain and the pillars are as
nearly as possible the dimensions of
those of the ancient masters.
NEXT HEAD OF U. S. ARMY
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I&J. GEN. SAMUEL 3.M.YOWG .
The recent changes In the army make General Samuel B. M. Young
the senior major-general. As such he Is directly In line to succeed Lieu
tenant Miles as the head of the United States army. As General Young
stands high in favor of the administration and enjoy3 the personal
friendship of the president, there is good reason to suppose that immedi
ately upon Miles' retirement he will step Into the vacancy.
During the past few years additional
translations of the classic tongues have
furnished much unheard-of Information
concerning the buildings of the
ancients. Torch architecture has been
made to conform to these styles ugnln
In much the same manner as the colo
nial type of house has been brought
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Refers to a discriminating clientele, and
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Orders may be left with
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