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JULIUS 7. XATLOB, KffltarAFiWitHT.
t inePeetOIiee at CnJetfe,
Alderman Thomas J. Dixon, Is pos
itive t"t "he will be re-elected to the
city council, from the second ward,
irttb both hands down!"
The Bachelor Club, entertained
abont 20 couples at a dancing party
Feb. 14th at the residence of Mrs.
Lawrence Newby, 2628 Wabash ave.
Justice Theodora C Mayer, who is
as honest and as conscious as the year
Is long, will be nominated and elected
as one of the Judges of the new Mun
Hon. Charles E. Randall, has made
an ideal member of the Cook County
Board of Assessors, and he should be
re-nominated and re-elected to his pre
Mrs. A. W. Curtis 5757 La-Fayette
ave., announces the engagement of
her daughter Mary Harriet to Dr. John
B. Hall of Boston, Mass. The mar
riage to take place in June.
Alderman Michael D. Dougherty,
who Is as honest as the day Is long,
and Is a valuable member of the City
Council, win be re-elected to that
body tftto spring from the 23nd ward.
The Berean Home and Foreign 1ns
siosary Society meets the 1st and 3rd
Fridays In each, month. The interest
In the work Is gradually growing and
the attendance is Increasing.
The little son of Rev. and Mts. W.
S. Braddan, 5008 Fifth avenue, has
for the past three weeks been at
death's door, but owing to the skillful
- treatment of Dr. Erward S. Miller
he Is on the road to recovery.
.Congressman William Suiter, of
New York City, has favored the writ
er, with, a copy of the latest edition
of the Congressional Directory for
which we hope the eloquent Congress
man, 'will "accept our thanks.
The Supreme Court of Illinois this
week handed down a decision affirm
ing the validity of the New Chicago
charter, which means that twenty
eight municipal courts will "be estab
lished in this city, and that the next
Mayor will be elected for four years.
" The- Berean Baptist church, was
crowded to Its utmost capacity last
Sunday evening to listen to the Sacred-
concert given under the auspices
of the Ideal Club of the church". The
program was excellent In every par
ticular. The Phyllis Wheatley Club wfll
meet "Wednesday, Feb., 21st, at Doug
lass Center. The programme will be
rendered by the Philanthropy section,
and Mrs. Hattte Robinson, of Duluth,
Mlnn win talk on the work of the
clubs out west E. I Davis, Pres.
Alderman Peter Relnberg of the
26th ward who has b"6en ever willing
to faithfully serve his constituents
and to labor for the advancement and
the Improvement of Chicago in all
things wiU be re-elected to the City
CoaacU this coming April
There is one sap or monkey-headed
would-be "Negro lawyer ia thin town
who 1ms always poseda a reformer.
Tret at the present time he delights
4a train with munbiers and Plng-m-les,
who may tear something drop
The. "Special Jfisakal and literary
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Ward, say mar a .Utile scrap on,
Us hands at the primaries with' Jean
A. Harney on Saturday Teh. 24th. But
the more thanpepHlar as honest Al
derman wffl be a winner Jest the
John H. Coleman and Company, Ex
press and Van Moving, TUe and Slate
HaallncT a specialty 2540 State at,
Tel. S South, are etUl engaged la
presenting their many customers and
friends with beautiful Calendars for
Mr. A. W.'MUl&r who Is one of the
big leaders of the Republican Party,
on the West Side, wUl have no trouble
In being re-elected as a member of
the Board of Assessors of Cook Coun
ty, for In the past he has proven him
self to be a first class official.
Judge Richard A. Dawson, who was
one of the old time Afro-American
Democrats, .and was well known
among aU the PoUtlcIans, passed;
away Saturday morning at 2939 Ar-
Lmour ave., and on Monday, his re
mains were laid to rest In Union
Dr. R. H. Hardin and Mr. Clifford
Johnson have been appointed perma
nent ushers at St Thomas Episcopal
church with special Instructions from
the rector, not to seat attendants dur
ing the sermon. This is at It should
be In all churches, for nothing dis
turbs the speaker and listeners more
than the "late comers' who prome
nade to the front In order to show
their new appendages etc., etc.
Alderman Charley Martin, and Wil
liam B. Brown, Sergeant-At-Arms of
the city council, flim-flammed honest
and country looking Aledrman P. J.
O'ConneU out of $10, it appears that
they conspired together and Induced
Alderman O'ConneU, to put up ha ten
spot last Tuesday afternoon, on some
kind of a shell or skin game, and af
ter they got his money they divided
It up among themselves, and now the
easy mark Alderman from the 31st
ward, may hall them before Mayor
Dunne, Chief Collins, and the city
council for gambling in the city haU.
The Freeman has no objection to
The Brpad Ax clipping its articles
entire, headlines, and all, but.lt does
seem that anything Abroad" should be
broad enough to give proper credit
Otherwise The Broad Ax should
change its name to hatchet or toma
hawk. The Freeman, Indianapolis,
The editorial writers of The Free
man accuses us of dishing up Rev. D.
A. Graham's letters or articles asxorig
Inal matter, which Is untrue. His
first article to appear In these col
numns was cUpped from, The Bystan
der, Des Moines, Iowa, and not know
ing it was from The Freeman, we
supposed It was credited up to ex
change, and the two last letters have
been duly credited to the Journal from
which they were appropriated. Hop
ing this explanation will be sufficient
to satisfy The Freeman as we are not
In the stealing business.
FREDERICK .DOUGLASS .CENTER,
3032 WABASH AVE.
The Young Peoples Lyceum carried
out a very Interesting Douglass an
niversary program last night with ap
propriate addresses, songs and reci
tations. Tomorrow 3 p. m the anni
versary season wUl be continued with
an address by Mrs. Ida B. WeUs-Bar-nett.
The Douglass Funeral March
composed by Prof. N. Clark Smith. wflT
be rendered and a few of the favor
orite Jubilee songs so much enjoyed
by him. The Singers are Miss Anna
Garrett soprano; Mrs. Delia Blako
Rldgeway, contralto; Prof. Smith,
tenor, and Mr. W. O. Brown basso.
The committee to take charge of
the work of a vacation school at Keith.
Is earnestly working. The first ot
a series of Sunday evening meetings'
wUl be held at Bethelchurch Sunday,
Feb. 25. Mrs. V N..Blackwelder s
member of the committee on vaca
tion schools wffl give the address.
Mrs. D. H. Williams is chairman of
this .committee and is ably assisted
by Mrs. Wells, ssrs. Iaf, Mms Qon
nle Hancock, ami Mrs. Frank. George.
Monday 8 p.mv. the sen's formm
" The Woman's dab wflJ'be
ed by Xias BBen Starr efHsM
om The Cress Art; andXHerxtwe"
Tmesdeyz p. m. x
The Phyllis Wneatly Clem marl s
reg-tkr meeting Wceneeisy 2 p. m.
The speaker-win be Mrs. WaM e the
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Where Use the Sterne?
(Continued from page 3,1
Iowa conference In 1W2 refused to
give missionary papers on accoant of
complaints made against him for bad
conduct, but whom Bishop Grant did
subsequently give papers of authority.
In spite of the action of the annual
conference? Is not this the same Hu
bert who the fall of 1904 was ar
rested in Lincoln, Neb. for rase, was
tried, convicted and served time for
the same? Certainly there was a
Rev. P. A. Hdbert who made such a
record. Now what does Bishop Der
rick mean by taking ,up this fellow
and making him a special, secret
agent for WUberforce, and allowing
him to run for eighteen months with
out making any report, or without tho
proper authorities knowing that he
was collecting money for the school?
Of course Hubert's word cannot be
taken for anything; but the way the
prosecuting attorney looked at this
beautiful surprl&e led him to teU Pres
ident Jones that he had better drop
the prosecution, for he could not send
Hubert to the pen without sending
three of the highest dignitaries In the
church to keep him company. To
save the church the disgrace President
Jones reluctAatly accepted $400.00
from Hubert for WUberforce and let
Remember, I am. prepared to prove
every statement I make. Remember
also that all the bishops have treated
me well, and hence I have no personal
grievance against a tingle one. I am
not fighting men, but I am fighting sin
in high places.
Information Is pouring In upon me
from every quarter showing how vice
and Iniquity are being fostered all
through the church, and how Uttle
the authorities care for the laws of
the churcfi. I know that the condl
tlons were awful before I began to
write, but I see that I did not know
nearly all. Here, for instance, is a
letter from a prominent layman In
the East unfolding the sad state of
affairs In the First district. The news
papers have given us plenty, but they
have not given half the truth. No
wonder there Is rebellion and defiance
of authority. What else can we ex
pect from people who have enlight
ened consciences? They demand that
the preachers and bishops practice
what they preach, and when they see
such flagrant departures from this
rule, and that bishops do not require
such things, they do not bow to the
judgment of such men.
And so Dr. Johnson says that there
la an "onlnous Indifference" on tho
part of the bishops, and the public
adds "an ominous silence." It Is this
very Indifference that brings me to
say that they are largely responsible,
as the good doctor admits. They have
gone on so long and become so tang
led up with, these bad men that they
see no way to cut loose from them
without condemning themselves. But
this Is Just what they are called upon
to do, confess their sins, whether of
omission or of commission and make
a new start In their episcopal life.
They cannot regain the confidence of
the pubUc In any other way. A lay
man of the last two general conferen
ces says that .the only mistake I
made In my first article was in say
ing that "the church, would not last
twenty-five years, In Its present condi
tion." He says that it will not last
twelve years unless the bishops come
down and' make a new start This
Is the only way to restore confidence.
Wfll they have the moral courage to
do It or win they go blindly on as did
the Russians against the Japs?
In my next I wfll take up the flag
rant misappropriations of the dollar
D. A. GRAHAM.
In The Freeman Feb. 10, 1906;.
Furnished Room To Rent
Modern furnished front room to
rent Steam heat, Telephone service.
3634 Calumet ave.
Jest n lew.
"All men make fools of
a number of times in this life."
"On, X don't know; some sm
fcst enee." Houston Pest
Am ofdlntry watch reatttas sheet
1M pieces, bat compUsatsd repeaters,
end In one case S75 pieces;
THTd think, a gsod deal better e
asm peeple if they dtfmt think se
well e themselves as' e make k
Owing Q the emigration of 1.9M
persons daring the past three months
from 8U Pierre and Miquloa Waaci
immediately semta of Nswfonmdla--oat
of a total population of 6G, the
French authorities are beginning to
fear that the colony is threatened wltm
extinction. The rath of emigration is
likely to continue. The poorer inhab
ttaats advocate the transfer of St
Pierre by Fraaee te Newfoundland.
Entitled to Xeneranle Mention.
Ton believe in old-age pensions, do
yon?" said the"paseenger with the
skuUcap. "Wan, that depends. Take
your case, for instance. What claim
have yoa on the country? What have
you ever done or suffered for It?"
"I've got the tobacco heart from
contributing to its Internal revenue de
partment" aald the passenger with the
sandy goatee, "and I've raised 14 soys,
b'goehl" Chicago Tribune.
James Richardson, of Rodger Mills
county, tendered a mule the other day
as a chattel to a Cheyenne money
lender in order to get funds with which
to get a marriage license and pay the
preacher. He had ridden the mule In
18 miles and expected to walk back
home in lime for the wedding. Guth
rie (Okla.) Gazette.
Fortune Made Miser.
Father Aeby, a noted miser, has died
at Berne, 'age 70. When he was 22 a
fortune was bequeathed him, and from
being a spendthrift he at once became
a miser. He lived on bread and wa
ter at a cost of three cents a day, and
left $750,000. The sum of $100,000 In
gold and silver was found under his
Getting Her loquacious.
"My daughter is so taciturn," com
plained Mrs. Blankton-Black. "What
ought I to do? Consult some special
ist?" "Not at aU, not at aU," repUed Mr.
Wurldly-WIseguy. "Have her given in
struction in whist and take her fre
quently to the opera."
Silver xrosa Volcanoes.
Silver has been thrown out by vol
canoes in two instances recorded by
J. W. Malet Ash from an eruption of
Cotopaxi in 1885 showed one part of
sUrer in 83,000 and that ejected in
1886 by Tungurague, In the Andes of
Ecuador, contained one part of aUrer
The shadow of a dangling skeleton
on a window shade created great ex
citement in a London street the other
night An Inquiring poUeeman learned
that an ambulance doctor was deUver
lng a lecture on first aid to a room
ful of railway employes.
Oldest Government Clerk.
J. J. Miller is the oldest clerk in the
servloe of the national government
For more than 60 years he has beam
conaected with the life saving service.'
He was born in Philadelphia in 1821,
and edncated in the private schools of
The Indians of Elko, Nev., have
abandoned the dances of their fore
fathers, have built a dance hall, and re
cently gave a ball, at which they and
their squaws and many Invited pale
faces waltzed In the most modern fash
Ion. CroeB-BreedJng Plants.
It is only within a century that hy
bridization or the cross-breeding of
plants has been practiced. Yet it seems
to have been In Lord Bacon's mind, as
a thing to be achieved, more than 300
According to La TPlbuna dl Roma
one of the gaiters worn by Garibaldi
when he was wounded In the battle of
Aspromonte, August 28, 1862, has been
presented to the mayor of Rome.
What's the Answerf
Johnny Isn't a tin horn made of tin,
Mamma Certainly it Is.
"Then how is it that a fog horn Isn't
made of fog?" N. Y. Times.
Same Old lye.
Asked in a London court the other
day where he got his black eye,, the
skipper of a coasting schooner replied:
"Oh, that's an old one. I've had it for
Pays for Xilling Snakes.
In the Tyrol tne government still
pays for the extermination of poisonous
snakes. Itis the onaJSuropean govern
ment which now does.
London's lord mayors have during
Ine past decade collected more than
$l.ew,W0 for charitable and benera-
Hcrsd Ante Line.
Between Tanepah and Manhattan,
Ner, M miles, there is am aatoraebfle
Jtennd trip. $25.
The meanest thing aheat the
ether-in-kmr is her sem-la-Iaw.-X.
PIANOS WINTER KILLED.
Sere 8oepMMe to Xxtreme Meat
er Celd Than Soman
"Winter kitting of pianos," says an
expert tuner who has done work for
Paderewski, Hoffman, Arthur Whiting
and a host of pther celebrated musi
cians, "is something that most owners
of musical instruments take no account
of. Yet it Is as serious as the 'Winter
kinlng of shrubbery and needs to be
as carefully guarded against
"Especially since "all the world has
come to live in steam-heated houses
and flats, the business that the piano
tuner ought to get and often doesn't
has Increased immensely. A piano Is
really more susceptible to excess of
heat and lack of moisture than human
"It Is bad enough, of course, that
men and women will Uve all winter
long In rooms at 80 degrees, with every
particle of moisture baked out of the
air. They naturally get colds and
pneumonia from the experience. Mean
time It's Just as fatal to the piano,
which cannot properly stand more
than 72 degrees of the artificial heat
"During the American closed season,
as our English cousins like to call It
hundreds of thousands of musical In
struments go to rack and ruin. The
moisture Is dried out of the sounding
board and all the other wooden parts,
which warp and twist and disastrous
ly affect the action.
"It Is surprising, anyway, how negli
gent people are In their treatment of
instruments for which they pay a great
deal of money. There's a lesson for
the amateurs In the firmness with
wh!o professionals insist that their
pianos shall be kept right up to the
mark and not allowed to get out of or
der in the slightest particular.
"In a music school, too, the teachers
have to be particular In having the In
struments frequently attended to. The
pianos In the New England Conserva
tory of Music, for example, are all
tuned at least every five weeks."
IS TWO ANIMALS IN ONE.
Half of a Chameleon May
Wide, Awake and the
To ail appearances and according
to the researches of those best capa
ble of forming an opinion on the sub
ject the nervous centers in one lateral
half of the chameleon go on Independ
ently of those on the other, and It
has two lateral centers of perception
sensation and motion besides the
common one In which must reside
the faculty of concentration, says the
The eyes move Independently of
one another "and convey separate Im
pressions to their respective centers
of perception. The consequence is
that when the animal Is agitated its
movements resemble those of two ani
mals or rather perhaps two halves of
animals glued together. Each half
wishes to go its own way and there
is no concordance of action.
The chameleon, therefore, Is the
only four-legged vertebrate that-Is un
able to swim; it becomes so fright
ened when dropped into water that
all faculty of concentration is lost
and the creature tumbles about as if
in a state of Intoxication.
When a chameleon is undisturbed
every impulse to motion is referred
to the proper tribunal and the whole
organism acts in accordance with Its
The chameleon, moreover,' may be
fast asleep on one side and wide
awake on the other. Cautiously ap
proached at night with a candle so as
not to awaken the whole animal at
once, the eye turned toward the light
will open, begin to move and the cor
responding side to change color,
whereas the other side wfll remain for
a longer or shorter time In a torpid,
motionless and unchanged state, with
Its eye fast shut
HE COT A WARMER SEAT.
Clever Suae of Tavern Guest Cleared
the Crowd from Around
One bitter cold night recently a solemn-faced
man drove up to a tavern
near Westchester and made his way to
the sitting-room after seeing that his
horse was taken to the stable, relates
the New York Press. There was a
large crowd of guests huddled arovnd
the stove and he had to take a distant
seat where it was not much warmer
than outside. As Boon as a waiter ap
peared the man said:
"Get two dozen oysters on the frif
sheU and take them out to my horse."
When the waiter passed through the
room on his way to the stable every
body but the new guest followed him
to see the remarkable horse feed on
raw oysters. In a few moments the
disgusted crowd, headed by the waiter,
returned to the room to find the own
er of the horse comfortably seated by
"The horse wouldn't look at the oys
ters," said, the waiter.
"I 'didn't think he would," replied
the man. "Hand them to me and bring
me a bottle of nle."
Mr, Bfllas No dinner ready? Want
on earth u the matter with you, any
newf Mrs. BtUas On, John! Mrs. Sinks,
wo lives meat doer, TrnMiat
set of fan l ever saw. and I have
mnsppetHe. Cleveland ITalmPeaJet) '
"FsT Say, I'd line te
Jm pars aerMtsrn
RARE ORCHID AGAIN FOUND
Kant Lang-Sotight Has Seen Xedis-
oevsred on Recent Thibet
An orchid which for 60 years has
baffled aU the attempts of oollectotd
to find Its native haunts has been re
discovered. This orchid Is the cypri
pedium Falrieanum, which is one ol a
random collection made in Assam in
1857, sent to London in the same year
and bought by a Mr. Falrie, of Liver
pool, in whose possession it bloomei
and was dally hailed and described in
orchid literature as one of the moat
beautiful orchids hitherto known. Sev
eral other plants of the same orchid
came with It and the species was a.
once named Falrieanum, after Mr.
From the day of Its first discovery.
In spite of scores of expeditions and
perilous journeys by collectors, not a
single plant was found until some
member of the Thibet expedition, a
few months ago, discovered a whole
bunch of the plants. He sent them
along to Calcutta, whence two were
dispatched to Kew, and others are
gradually coming through to England
"Probably another 50 years will
elapse ere more FaiFieanum are found."
said a British specialist "for no pri
vate collecting expedition Is likely to
venture Into such a country. My own
belief Is that unless another military
expedition traverses the same ground
there will never again be a chance of
The plant flowering at Kew has five
growths and two flowers. The second
plant Is developing; five blooms. The
flower has a slender, hairy scape about
ten Inches n height, a prominent and
charming dorsal sepal, one and three
quarters Inches in length by one and
one-quarter Inches in breadth, with a
white ground beautifully veined with
violet purple and with brownish green
veins near the center and whitish hairs
around the margins. The petals droop
and have an upward curve at the tips;
they are one and one-half inches in
length, with a white ground streaked
with purple and yellow. The upper
margin of the petals Is much undulated
and covered with prominent purple
hairs. The pouch Is rather small,
greenish-brown In color, veined with
brownish red and covered with short
COT HER MONEY'S WORTH.
Drug Store Customer Took Postage
Stamps Instead of Hair
The pretty girl whom the drug
clerk recognized as a customer en
tered the store rather diffidently and
approached the clerk with tJhe air
of one about to ask a favor, relates
the Rehoboth Sunday Herald.
"Do yrfu ever exchange things?" she
"Well, it depends. We try to be
accommodating," he replied. "What
do you want to exchange?"
She brought forth a bottle, which
she handed him.
"I I decided not to use this." she
said, "and I'd like to return It"
"This" was a bottle of peroxide of
hydrogen, and the girl's hair was still
"Certainly well take it back," said
the clerk. "What do you want In
stead?" She thought a minute and looked
around at all the mysterious glasa
bottles and jars. Then an Inspiration
lit up her pretty face.
"You are so kind," she said. "I'll
take It out In postage stamps."
AMERICAN WOMAN GUIDE.
Touring Parties in Ancient Athens
Shown the Sights by
There is in Athens, Greece, a young
American girl. Miss Florence Stone,
who makes a good living as a profes
sional guide. Some time ago, while
traveling In Europe with her mother,
Miss Stone received word that their
fortune had suddenly been lost Hap
pening to be in Athens, she determined
to remain there and do what she could
toward their support She tried teach
ing English for a while, but was not
particularly successful In getting
Then, at the suggestion of a promi
nent American woman whom she had
accompanied on one or two sightsee
ing expeditions, she offered her ser
vices to parties of tourists as a pro
fessional guide and has made a suc
cess of it With, education and cul
ture as well as a perfect knowledge
of modern Greek, she is better able to
impart interesting historical informa
tion than the ordinary foreign guide.
"Weil, IT1 teU you the trouble with
Sterling. I admit that he's a fairly good
business man, but there's a pretty bis
element of lack in his success. He's
insufferably conceited, too, and then it's
Merely mis hypocrisy that"
"Yoa seem to know him pretty well."
"On, yes, we're great friends." Pbil
TadAle Yon know Stocks,
Doctor Yes,, indeed.. He is now a
patient of mfae.
Tenils Pretty wide awake man, lsnt
, Deeeer I am U say se. I'm treat
They say See-! tretW note' en
rem in some ef the pemkentiaries,' ob
served Unifr' leery feeales. 'Well,
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