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FRIEND OF BOYS
"SMART" PEOPLE OF DENTER
DON'T LIKE JUDGE LINDSEY.
With Fearless Pen Founder of Juve
nile Court Has Shown Up Wick
edness of Rulers.
Zach McGhee in Columbia State.
DOnver, Col., Sept. 17.-The most
eminent citizen of the State of Colo
rado a- this time is not highly in
vogue among the "smart" contingency
of this town. He has preached, they
say. But T, Roosevelt, the most mar
velous polit*al genius of modern
times, knew how to use him, and he
did, to advertise his own personal in
carnation of all the public virtue in
this or any other land.
"Where is my friend Judge in
sey?" asked Roosevelt when here a
short time ago. He was speaking to
members of the reception committee,
who with malice aforethought had left
the offending judge off of their com
mittee and who had issued to him no
invitation to take part in the recep
tion ceremonies. Judge Lindsey had
told a story in a magazine of the cor
ruption of Denver's most influential
leaders, of the collusion between the
big moneyed concerns of the city with
the city, the county and the State gov
ernment. The story had caused bitter
resentment among the influential lead
ers of Denver. T. Rosevelt knew this;
he knew where Judge Lindsey was; he
was in the background. T. R. knew
very well why he was in the back
ground. But this same story and oth-I
er things now rather widely known
about this judge of the juvenile court
had been highly approved by the best
citizenship of the whole country. With
the rank and file of the people of the
whole United States as well as of Co
lorado Judge Lindsey was a hero. No
one who knows Theodore Roosevelt!
had any idea he was going to let such
an opportunity pass. And he didn't.
The committee made some sort of lame!
excuse about the absence from the
ceremonies of the most distinguished
citizen of the city, but they couldn't
down T. R. He told the committee
that he would not proceed unless they
produced Judge Lindsey. By accident
he spied the judge in the crowd as he
was entering the hall to speak. He
called out to him, asked him to ac
company him, and then when he got
into the hall, walked up to the edge
of the platform and addressing the
newspaper correspondents, said:
Guest a Host.
"Gentlemen, I wish it understood
that Judge Lindsey is my guest here
and that wherever I go, he goes also.
If there is any news in that I should
be glad for you to send it out."
Was there any news in it? An
swer me that, you people who have
been disposed to censure the press for
advertising Roosevelt. It was the
story of the day. Theodore Roosevelt
went from here on East. The next
great opportunity he got was at Chi
cago, and as usual, and as all who
know him might have expected, he
pulled off a similar performance when
he let it be known that he would not
attend a dinner unless Senator Lori
mer was snubbed.
Colorado, as I have already writ
ten, is, next to Illinois, the most cor
rupt State I have visited. Judge Ben
B. Lindsey of the juvenile court, who
for many years has been in a position
to know, has told about it, giving
names, places and dates. Those who
have been grafting on the .ic, brib
ing legislatures, "fixing" judges, gov
ernors, State officers, and all other
needful officials, so as to protect them
in their graft, belong to the "most
prominent families" of Denver. Up
on Capitol Hill, the fashionable part
of the city, the judge is naturally under
the ban. By accident I met a fair
representative of this Capitol Hill so
ciety, in the very attractive person
of a young matron, who gave me the
"society" viewpoint of a graft exposer
in the average American city. We were
in the gallery of the house of repres
entatives at the capitol, and she was
pointing out to me the only woman
member of the legislature. I was in
terested to know hiow the women in
this woman suffrage State behave in
politics. "Oh," said my companion,
"the women here, I suppose, are like
they are elsewhere. The general run
of them care nothing about voting and
taking part in politics; it is only a
few of the formal and faddish ones
that go in for that sort of thing."
That was itself interesting, but I
wanted to have her viewpoint on an
other matter. "But the women," I
ventured, "have come to the support
of Judge Lindsey in his junevile court,
have they not?"
Not in Good.
"Ye-es," she slowly admitted. "But
Judge Lindsey hasn't very many
friends in this town just now."
"Is that so?" I asked. "And why is
She mentioned "The Beast and the
Jungle," Judge Lindsey's story of civic
prostitution in Denver, and said the
judge should have stuck to his juve
nile court and let other matters alone.
"He told so many things not true,"
said she, and besides he had no busi
ness to go into matters which would
reflect upon some of the best people
here. For instance, there is Mr.
Cheeseman, who, you know, is dead.
Well, Mrs. Cheeseman and her daugh
ter have to live in Denver, and these
things said about Mr. Cheeseman, after
he is dead, make it very unpleasant for
An that is unquestionably true, the
making of it very unpleasant for some
of the grafters and their families.
"Society," you know, doesn't like a
man who makes it unpleasat for folks
who are in "society."
I have just visited the most famous
juvenile court in the world, and-the
thing I am most proud of of all my re
cent experiences-I have had the great
honor of taking lunch with the judge
himself. Now do not think I boast
of this as an achievement. I do not,
because anybody else might do the
same thing. Judge Lindsey, like all
really great men in this world, is one
of the most easily approached, one of
the most democratic, one of the least
formal. So often, nowadays, as I go
about in the world and come in con
tact with all sorts and conditions of
men, I am constrained to believe that
one test of a man's greatness is his
lack of senseless formality in the
greeting of strangers and entire free
dom from the I-am-greater-than-you
manner generally. No really great men
has the "grand manner" and but a few
of those who are even temporarily em
inent. Of course, this is not univer
sally true. Some men are great in
spite of their innate assinity; but these
are very exceptional.
Judge Lindsey is physically small,
scarcely five feet tall, frail in body, and
in his court, as well as on the street,
and, I am told, everywhere else he be
haves just as any ordinary member of
the great crowd who move about on
top of this old earth, strive and strug
gle, shove and jostle, and all for a
purpose not yet revealed to us. There
is no ostentation, no court formality;
be doesn't seem to have even any
"dignity" to preserve, a labor which
takes up so much of the thought of
judges and other officials I have seen.
The JuTenile Court.
This juvenile court is a unique in
stitution, or at least it was unique un
til efforts have been made in all parts
of the civilized world to pattern after
it. Judge Lindsey is the originator of
it, that is, of the idea itself, that when
a case involving children is tried, the
one supreme principle of justice to pre
vail is the best interests of the child
or children. He tries the case accord
ingly. He established this court only
by making a desperate fight against
the old order of things, thwarting the
grafters, and stopping the playing of
politics and the looting of the public
at the special expense of the little chil
dren. It used to be a custom to arrest
children whenever the constables and
other court officers were running short
of money, for they got fees for each
arrest. It used to be the custom to
lodge young boys and even girls in
jails with the most confirmed crimin
als, and the jails were schools for
crime. There was graft in this, and
'to put a stop to it, Judge Lindsey had
to fight the powers of graft. Now
when a boy is accused of an offense
against the law, he is brought before
Judge Lindsey and tried. He is held,
pending this trial, at a house of deten
tion, with wholesome surroundings. If
he is found guilty the judge sentences
him. In innumerable cases, boys
found guilty have been given railroad
tickets and told to go alone to Goulden,
to a' reformatory, some miles from
Denver on the railroad. Marvelous as
it may sound, the boy always goes, un
attended. Judge Lindsey knows boys.
He has private talks with them, shows
them that he is their friend and not,
as most officers of the law are, or are
supposed to be, the natural enemy of
all boys. He puts even the apparent
incorrigible boys on their honor, and
some of the things he has accomplish
ed with bad boys about this town are
really wonderful. Even the worst ene
mies of the judge admit that his juve
nile court is a success.
Clearing House for Trouble.
The juvenile court has come to be
a sort of clearing house for the trou
bles of a whole community. When
ever a boy or a girl gets into trouble
in Denver he comes right to Judge
Lindsey. Whenever a mother or a fath
er has trouble with children, the juve
nile court room is the place they carry
their trouble, and Judge Lindsey helps
them out of it if a way can be found.
All sorts of family quarrels are aired
there, always with the assurance from
the beginning that the judge is a sym
.athetic friend more than an officer of
IAnd how do the boys in Denver re
gard him ? It has not been with the
"society" women of Capitol Hill alone
ht I hnae ta.lked. Ask the boy who
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Opera House Monday .Night, October 3.
blacks your shoes on the street about
"the judge." Ask the newsy on the
street, any one in the whole town. I
have asked numerous ones.
"Do you know Judge Lindsey?" I
"Betcher life I do."
"What sort of a man is he?" I
would then ask.
"Bully fellow. You betcher he is.
All the boys in this town'll tell you
Without a single exception I got
some such reply as that.
And why have I devoted so much
time and space to Judge Lindse?
Apart from being the most eminet
citizen of Colorado, the fight he has
been making against the moned in
terests, the corruptionist's, the crooks
of high life, and the subservient poli
ticians from those on the supreme
court down, is in a sense a national
sfight. To a lesser extent, w at ha
abeen goro ing Denver has been go
ing on in nearly every American city,
and e ken in many of the smol towns
iA Lindsey is needed everywhere, to ex
tepose them. But there have not been
found such as he in many Places since
the world began, one so unselnish, so
brave, so absolutely just in his judg
iment of men without regard to station
A in society, combined with one who has
fosuch intimate knowledge of the inier
works of corruption. And the most
important part of it all is that he is
not turning State's evidence. He is not
"peaching" on his partners. He gai'i
ed his knowledge of these things, not
by standing in with the grafters, but by
being from the beginning a victim
rather that a beneficiary of their vil
THE ORIGINAL SUFFRAGETTES.
Amazons Who Had an Army Entirely
of Their Own Sex.
Fresh evidence has been discovered
of the actual existence of a race of
Amazons, women who fought like men
and constituted an army entirely of
their own sex. Surely it will be wel
come news to the suffragettes and de
fenders of women's rights to know
that even in primitive times women
could perform the sternest duties of
men. The suffragettes may think that
the discovery will shatter one of the
strongest arguments of their oppon
en1ts-that women are unable to per
form the highest duty of a citizen,
which is to defend one's country in
time of war.
The latest discovery concerning the
Amazons has been made at Belmonte,
in central Italy. The remains found
'here belong to the age of the Etrus
cans, a mysterious race, who reached
a high state of civilization centuries
before the Romans were of any im
portance in the world.
At Belmonte two ancient tombs have
been excavated from beneath the
ground. Around the stone work of
each runs a frieze depicting female
warriors in many episodes of war.
The Amazons drive chariots and ride
horses. None but women appear in
their army. One woman drives a char
iot, while another is fighting with
spears or with bow and arrows.
They are invariably conquering the
men of their combats. They plunge
the spear and sword into their male
opponents with remorseless ferocity.
The poor men are represented as flee
ing for their lives or receiving the
death thrust. The female warriors
seem more than able to deal single
handed with the men, and have tre
Imendously brawn arms.
Within the tombs were found the
remains of two women of sturdy frame.
With them were their bronze helmets,
armor, swords and spears.
It is believed that one of these w>~
men is Camella, the virgin queen of
the Voscians, a redoubtable warrior
mentioned by Virgil.
It was not possible to decide from
the inscriptions whether the right
breast had been removed in order to
facilitate the use of sword and spear,
as ancient tradition asserts to have
been the custom. This has long been
a vexed point among archaelogists.
The ancient Greks aserted that the
Amazons were mutilated in this way.
It has been explained by the theory
that the word "Amazon" bappened to
resemble the Greek words, meaning
"without a breast," but was really a
foreign word with an entirely differ
Upon this point it is surely a signi
ficant fact that in the large Amazon
guard of the late king of Dahomey the
superfluous portion of the bust was
entirely removed on both sides. It
would seem as if there were a wide
spread appreciation of the utility of
this barbarous practice.
There is now a vast amount of evi
dence indicating the existence of real
AmazonS in many countries in an
cient times. Among the ruins of Her
culaneum recently, unearthed, were
found some exquisite bronze statues of
Amazons in fighting attitudes. The
figures were dresd in distinctive na
tional costume, different from any
thing worn by Greeks or Romans,
which seems strong evidence that they
were real people and not creations of
the imagination of the artist, who was
According to Greek legend, the Ama
zons were a race of women dwelling
in Asia Minor. Their primitive home
was in Cappadocia, on the banks of
the Thermodon, not far from the now
famous ruins of Boghaz-Keui. From
here they issued forth to conquer the
people of Asia Minor and to found an
empire which reached to the confines
The State was governed and com
prNeJ entirely of women, when a wo
man wished a husband she might ob
tain one from a neighboring State, but
he was treated very much as a pris
oner on probation in the Amazon coun
try and was never allowed to live
there permanently. Male children born
in the country were either killed or
sent to neighboring States.
The Amazons devoted themselves
principally to war and hunting. They
are credited with having built many of
the most famous ancient cities of the
coast of Asia Minor-among them
Myring and Kyrne, Smyrna and Ephe
sos. At these places they worshipped
their goddess with a ceremonial of un
The ruler combined the functions of
queen and priestess. At Ephesos she
was at one time called "the queen
One of the most famous queens of
the Amazons was Penthesilea, whose
deeds are recorded In the Iliad. The
Tro.ians secured her as an ally in the
great siege of Troy, when their cause
was failing and their hero, Hector, had
been slain by the Greeks.
Penthesilea came with a band of
5,000 Amazon warriors. Many ancient
writers speak of the ferocity with
which they fought. After a few en
counters with the Amazons the Greek
soldiers fled in terror at the sound of
their peculiar shrill war cry.
Queen Penthesilea slew many of the
bravest Greek warriors, but was her
self slain at last by Achilles, the un
beaten Greek champion. When the
hero bent over his fallen foe and con
templated her youth and beauty, he
regretted what he had done and wept
Thersites, an insolent brawler, ridi
culed the grief of Achilles, and was in
consequence killed by the warrior.
References to the Amazon in the
classics are very numerous and inter
esting. One of the twelve labors of
Hercules was to secure the girdle of
Hippolyta, the queen of the Amazons.
New York American.
A bricklayer once hired a new
helper. This chap was renowned for
his hard head. The bricklayer thought
he would test him, so, the first morn
ing, while the helper was filling his
pipe at the bottom of the ladder the
bricklayer upon the eighth floor flick
ed a bit of mortar down on his pate.
The helper never noticed it at all.
The bricklayer took a brick and
dropped that down. Bang! It nded
square on the helper's skull.
IThe helper took his pipe out of his
mouth and scowled up at the brick
"Say!" he growled, "be careful
where you. droppin' that there mor
tar! "-St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
A Nice Come Down.
Mr. Marcus Stone, R. A., the famous
artist, who celebrated his seventieth
birthday the other day, tells a very
amusing story about a model he once
He was visiting the zoological gar
dens, when he ca.me across a man who
had sat for some of his pictures.
"What are you doing now?" asked
MIr. Stone. "Last time I saw you was
Iwhen you were sitting for Mir. Blank
fbr one of his religious pictures."
"Yes, sir," replied the model sadly.
"An' now I'm cleanin' out the ele
phants' stables. Nice come down for
one of the Twelve Apostles, ain't it,
sir ?"-London Mall.
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Woodmen of the World.
Maple Camp, No. 437, W. 0. W.,
meets every first and third Wednes
day eveLing at 7.45 o'clock. Viit
ing brethren are cordially welcome.
D. D. Darby,
T. Burton, Clerk.
Newberry Camp, No. 542, W. 0. W.,
meets every second and fourth Wed
nesday night in Klettner's Hall, at
B. B. Leitzsey, C. C.
J. J. Hitt, Clerk.
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. I.
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. M.,
meets every first Monday night at 8
o'clock in Masonic Hall.
Visiting brethren cordially invited.
Harry W. Dominick,
J. W. Earhardt, W. ME.
Signet Chapter, No. 18, B. A. K.
Signet Chapter, No. 18, R. A. ME.,
meets every second Monday night at
8 o'clock in Masonic Hall.
Fred. H. Dominick,
Harry W. Dominick, E. H. P.
Golden Eule Encampment.
Golden Rule Encampment, N?o. 23,
I. 0. 0. F., will meet at Klettner's
Hall the 4th Monday night in each
month at 8 o'clock.
L. H. Hunt,
W. G. Peterson, Scribe.
Pulaski Lodge, No. 20, L 0. 0. 1.,
will meet Friday night, Sept. 30,
in Klettner's' Hall, at 8 o'clock. Let
every member attend.
J. M. Davis,
W. G. Peterson, Noble Grand.
Bergell Tribe, No. 24, L 0. B. I,
Meets on Thursday nights at 8
o'clock. Next regular meeting on sec
ond of June,. and every two weeks
thereafter until September 15, after
which time will meet every Thursday
night at Klettner's Hall
0. Klettner, C. IL
Cateechee Council, No. 4, D. of P.,
Meets on Tuesday nights at 8
o'clock at Klettner's Hall. Next reg
ular meeting on 31st May and every
two weeks thereafter until September
15, after which time will meet every
Tuesday night. 0. Klettner, R. C.
Newberry Lodge, No. 75, K. of P.
Meets every second and fourth
Tuesday night at 8 o'clock, at Frater
C. A. Bowman, C. C.
All persons holding demands
against the estate of Edw. IL Hipp, de
ceased, are notified to render an ac
count thereof, duly attested, to the
undersigned for payment; and all
persons Indebted to the estate of said
deceased will make payment to the
undersigned, or to J. T. McCrackin
or Miss Louise Hipp of the store ac
counts at the store, who are author
Ized to give receipts.
Mrs. Mary E. Hipp,
Jno. C. Hipp,
Geo. B. Cromer,
Executors of the Estate of Edw. IL
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200 acres land five miles from
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New cottage and barn on five
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