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SUNDAY, JAN. 6, igo7.
Entered as second class matter February
Ii, 1904, at the postoffice at Shreve
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gress of March 31, 1879.
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HOW TO EQUALIZE.
How to equalize the valuation of prop
erty for the purpo-e 'f taxation is a
problem which has been left to the con
sideration of fifteen gentlemen named by
the Governor. 'There are glaring incon
sistencies which should be corrected. Un
der-assessed and over-assessed valua
lions should he'equalized and placed on
a basis that will be honest and fair. The
burden of taxation should be lifted from
the shoulders of the small propetry own
trs. The basis of taxation, if it be 50
cents on the dollar, should apply on the
hundred-thousand-dollar man as well as
on the one-hundred-dollar man.
THE THREE JUDGES.
With the nomination of Judge L. E.
Hall of Monroe and with Judge Charles
V. Porter and Hon. Lynn K. Watkins
,of Minden, already nominated, and
whose election by the people will follow
on January i1 next, the Court of Ap
peal of the Third District will be con
stituted of an array of judicial talent.
ýombined with experience, which will
make this court one of the strongest in
The people of this district may be con
gratulated, and the judges, one and all.
complimented on their success.
POLITICAL FENCES DOWN.
The People of Baton Rouge: The pri
mary election law and the abolition o
the appointive system broke down tiI
fences by which the political field it
Louisiana was for so many years en
closed. The field now is entirely oper
4pr all entries, and there is no gate
where the ticket of admission has to be
shown. There's no such thing nowadays
as the candidate that the field is fighting
for every candidate has that very thins
to fight for first or second place in the
second round. Hence, the more good na
ture may be expected in the free-for-all
at the start.
Formal and specific charges of issuing
fraudulent quotations in regard to the
canton market have been filed by Con
gressman Livingston of Georgia and
President Harvie Jordan of the South
ern Cotton Association against the New
Yor* Cotton Exchange, and the Post
master General has been asked to issue a
fraud order against that institution,
which would deprive it of the use of the
mails. They allege that New York has
teased to be a market for spot cotton,
and that all tarnsactiOns are purely spec
dative, and their quotations fraudulent.
Then "cut it out." Why not?
As we are to have whiskey "galore"
Ibis year, our town council might take
up the subject of regulating the tralic.
I.ader the new charter they have un
bounded authority, but we trust that
whatever they do, that they will not try
to do it in secret session, but that they
will take the dear people into their con
Ufdeace, as they are sometimes a little
curious to know just how the public
business is transacted.-Mansfield Enter
In this instance is "we" to apply to the
editorial staff or is "we" applicable in a
general sense and to all who would
The Commoner: The attention of Sen
abor Foraker is called to the case of an
ather eminent and ambitious gentleman
who corraled the Southern negro dele
gates to a Republican National Conven
tion, only tb have another equally emi
stent and ambitious gentleman decoy
The Commoner: The Birmingham
Age-Herald declares that "the average
hod-carrier is miles above Count Boni in
morals and common sense too." Why
should the Age-Herald insult the hard
working hod-carriers by mentioning
them in the same breath with this per
Times-Democrat: St. Louis is jubilat
ing because she has captured the next
international balloon contest. Her citi
ams have been dodging sandbaggers for
so long that they probably feel there will
be no additional risk in letting the aerial
eavigators heave a few at them.
the Commoner :The eminent statisti
cians 'of the Dun commercial agency
hsve at last discovered that it costs more
te live ap2 than it formerly did. The
diseevery' is very much belated, several
Hiloio0sof American housewies having
*est the -stt icans to it.
_Ist is ua r*toatint.dsar ~erizss
j~ h~gskr f w~dod aIM *o010
seek~a ~ t
NO MORE NEGRO SCHOOLS IN
The Baton Rouge State says that at
he meeting of the Parish School Board
)f East Baton Rouge parish held Thurs
lay afternoon a petition for the estab
ishment of a negro school was deferred,
md this action it is clearly understood
neans that for the present no more ne
;ro schools will be established in that
)arish. This is done because of the fact
hat there are now a number of negro
-chools maintained, as many as the board
s financially able to appropriate money
ior. There are now almost as many ne
,ro schools in the parish as there are
(Gentlemen. you do not use your fac
mlties of ohbervation.' said an old pro
fessor addressing his class. Here he
pushed forward a gallipot containing a
chemical of exceedingly offensive smell.
"Taste it. gentlemen, taste it." said the
professor: "exercise your perceptive fac
nlties." One by one the students dipped
their fingers into the concoction, and
with many a wry face sucked the abom
ination from their fingers. "Gentlemen,
gentlemen," said the professor, "I must
repeat that you do not use your faculties
of observation: for, if you had looked
more closely at what I was doing, you
would have seen that the finger which I
put into my mouth was not the finger I
dipped in the gallipot."
The Commoner: David Graham Phil
lips declares that t per cent of the peo
plc of the United States control 90 per
cent of the wealth. And the one per cent
seems to think its membership has a
vested right in the 99 per cent.
WARP AND WOOF.
All night the beautiful 'how came down,
And folded the world in its stainless
Till over the bleak hills rugged crowI
[he morning laughed from a rosy
And the earth was a jeweled and pon
Where winter his pallid web had hung,
Awaiting the checker of light and gloom,
And the mystical weavers, old and
The blank warp waited; and suddenly,
From field, and highway and paved
The sound of labor, and laugh and song
Blent with the tramp of the restless
From the latticed cabins beneath the hill.
The rosy children, with tumult, pour,
As the whirring wheels of the waking
Jar on the wind with a stifled roar.
From manse and cottage, with haste an(
The worl~s great army of workers hie
Some the battle with fate to win
Some to faint by he way, and die.
In the busy hives of the crowded mart
The shuttles ring and the plans unfold.
And the black thread spun from a
Is woven in with the thread of gold.
Here blacken the frosts, and the rude
There gleams the desert, with well
And yonder the lilies of springtime glow,
Or autumn mellows in golden calms.
And always the workers, early and late,
By clews that are held in the Hand
Weave into the year-long web of fate
The blind details of the year's design.
And hither and thither, and to and fro.
The restless feet of the nameless
Blazon their wanderings through the
To a mingled burden of wail and song.
So the mystical pattern grows arid
Till the night shuts down, and the
year is done,
,But the tangled threads of the broken
Gad gathers them softly, every one.
And the flawless pattern our lives bath
Gleams up frtih the loom to the Mas
* ter's eyes
The wondrous pattern the old year wove
'Mid fading seasons, 'neath changing
We never shall know, till the Dawn of
What mystical figures for us were
But under-and over, and in and out,
The threads were guided by His dear
ST. MARKS EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
Rev. Jos. H. Spearing, rector--Serv
ices today as follows: Morning prayer
and holy communion is a.m.: evening
prayer and sermon at s p.m. Sunday
school g a.m. Regular meeting of Parish
Aid Society tomorrow at rectory 4 p.m.
Bishop Sessums will administer con
firmation -next Sunday at ii a.m. and
5 p.m. services. Everybody cordially in
vited to attend all services.
"Dikk," solemnly said the wife, "ef yo'
loan take moe back to Macon Ise goio' to
t atpt yo' 1 My speerit'li come 'back to
poe Diask, it shore will." "
4 f it comes to tr;5" sai Did k
I.wto tyy ak_
A OENEROUS ACT
Complimentary to Confederate Veterans
and Fully Appreciated.
The People of Baton Rouge says: It
was a nice thing that Captain T. J.
Woodward the respected and popular
postmaster of New Orleans, did on
Christmas. He had a Christmas tree set
op at the Confederate Soldiers Home
'tnd on this tree there was a package for
every one of the Veterans. These pack
ages contained tobacco and implements
for smoking and' other things 'vhich
come handy to an old soldier. Captain
Woodward was an officer in the United
States navy during the nnpleasantnes'
between the North and the South. He
-ettled in New Orleans at its close, and
the city has not had among her business
men one who has shown more public
.spirit and manifested a greater interest
in her welfare and progress than Cap
tain Wioosward. We always suspected
that his heart was in the right place. We
are sure of it now.
'NOTES OF WARNING
One Is Sounded by Stuyvenant Fish, a
Noted American Financier, and the
Other by M. Neymarch of Paris.
The Indications Outlined by the
Journal de; l)ehats.
.A great financier, 'l. r. tyvesant
Fi b. has sounded a note of warning. I-Ic
i. being ridicu ed by some of the specn
lative class. New York is the axis. as it
were. upon vitlich the impending -toru
revolves. The United States hWI grad
Wally been brought into the near vortex
of the catastrophe which mnav be checked
and relieved with prudence and conserv
atism. Speculation has been reckle;;.
In the crash will he involved other cotut
tries. However, should the wior t come
the South maybe prepared to stand the
shock and then emerge from the disaster
with few injuries. In the North, and
especially in New York, fortunes may he
wiped away as by a wave of the hand.
The best efforts of the United States
government are being directed to avert
and delay the storm.
Another authority, M. Neyvmarch. a
French economist, recently sounded in
the Paris Reitier, the warning of titian
cial trouble. The Journal des Debats
has given expression to the belief that
Mr. Neymarch is right. The indications
which precede this fmtancial storm are
indicated by the Journal des Debats in
i. Rise in prices. first of particular
commodities, then, to a less degree, in all
merchandise, and, finally, in unimproved
property and real estate generally.
2. Increased activity in existing enter
prises, formation of new companies, not
ably those which provide for increase of
production in manufacture; by this float
ing capital becomes fixed. .
3. Active demand for money at a ris
4. Demand for laber at rising wages.
5. Extravagance and waste in public
and private expenditure.
6. Development of a speculative mania
accompanied by dishonest methods in
business and by credulity among invest
7. Great expansion of bank loans, se
vere money squeezes; strikes for still
higher wages by laborers.
The speculative bubble has reached
the bursting stage, yet few of the people
and the get-rich-quick have time to heed
the warning. The Picayune comment
ing on this situation says:
"It is impossible to ignore the fact that
speculation has been carried far beyond
the limits of reasonable business require
ments, and that much of the expansion
is mere unwarranted inflation-a bubble
that has only been prevented from burst
ing by the pouring out of money from
the national treasury.
"But the governm~nt millions have on
ly served to postpone a catastrophe
which can only bg finally prevented by a
general and most carefully conducted'
process of steady, but not spasmodic -Fr
violent, liquidation. It is not that any
sudden and serious catastrophe will be
permitted to occur before the presiden
tial election of t908. Any such financial
crash previous to that time would over
whelm the Republican party with disas
ter and insure its defeat if not its de
struction. It would overthrow all party
discipline on both sides, and the great
body of the people would rush in an
avalanche to seek relief from the gen
eral havoc of a vast financial crash and
industrial paralysis in the wildest radi
"Should a Democratic victory follow
the election of tqo8, it is more than
likely that the storm which will have
been postponed by the most desperate
financiering, until after the election, will
then be turned loose on the Democratic
administration, as was done when Mr.
Cleveland was elected to his second
term to succeed General Harrison's Re
publican reign. Cleveland's first term
closed leaving the.country in a prosper
ass condition, with plenty of money in
the treasury vaults. Fottr years of Re
pubtlican domination under Harrison,
riharacterized by extreme prodigality on
the part of the government. and wild
speculation on the part of the stock job
Wers and the people generally, created
the conditions for* a storm that was .
mnarded off until the Republican admin
istration could get out, and so it fell
qpon the second Cleveland administra
io~bringing down upon him all the li
~i ar- sadignation and demtnciation it
twf~e~ bdlosed to the .Harrison o
THE LETTER LIST.
The following is a list of letters re
aaining uncalled for in the Shrevepori
aoostoflice for the week ending' Satur
day, Jan. 5, 1907. A charge of one ceni
wvill be made for each piece of mai
idvertised. When calling for these let
ers please say "advertised,' giving thl
late of advertisement. Free delivery ol
mail may be secured by having ycu;
nail addressed to street and number
\dvise your correspondents of your ad
dress and have them address your let
Dell Carrie pkg.: Brioughtnn i\aria
Baine, Mr'r. S.: Bradf'rd Xli, MayX
Brockington. Mr,. 1\aria; Palley Xr
Stella; Bendrew H-anah.
Curdi, 1li' Rebecca; CaldM ell Mr,
J.: Campbell 1iss Carrie.
I)elion Xlis Sallie.
Flenry Ali. F. R.
Grace Vergentr: (ravet. Xlr. 1. L.
Gildan Baldwin N.: Gla"' Ali~ Roa
pkg. ; Gates Mli<s Ellen : Gra. Olive.
Hacs Miss i11eli'a : Hafntr .1la i i:
Hlilpias Mrs. R'a: nl.ivwell Ali, Ella:
Hart Miss F.
Lii'ter Mr.. Linia: Lmdllt Ali.
Elizabeth pkg.: Letard 2r:. Clara rollI
Lockett Eller; Loiyd Charlie: Litcr Xli's
.1iller Naiick-: Miller latilda: lcr
rill M1r. l)inu: Xlvvcrd.Irf lr.. EIiii;
\lel)anicl Tile. \larý ; \ild >onab~l T11..
.: AlXIbley 2r1 ; Mile. \Ii. \lnic;
Mciint Mr,. li/ic: .1ildeleto i Lila.
1'tulel Tilrý. Mlartha: P'arish All",
1lattic; Powetll L~aurat: I' t.rd Till"
Rnhii".in Xli'. .lattie: Ricplee Alri..
Clarence : Rickey Ml,-. II el-n.
Steven' Nrli. Irene: Spencer i\l:.
Mlary 1K.: Spear' Nir'. Tiii J.: Smith
Xlr'. Sara: Sniith Ti.11: Ellen: Sel S :I
len: Sutton Fannie; Sihubecrt \(r..
Geo.: Sullivan \rl. ThI .: Steal Mrs.
Flla: Sane. Ali, VlTn: St iitielhl Xlrs.
Tidliall Marie ) p(?pkg. I Timms I ir'.
Roxic ITcxa' AXli EverI : Ta vior Mis,
Jo, ephint: T homta; Till Carren.
Van l)yke Amr. Fannie.
Wright Xlrs. Aland: iirl i Tli-'. Vio
let: NWylic Mr.. J. C.. Williams Elia;
\Waltir'. Mr.. F. A\.: \Tinitark Xdiss
Clara X'.: N\arniia lis. M1iniiiie; in
stock Ali;.1 Margaret ; Woo\ y lv Al-.
Neggars Ali. .A'alik.
Alexander & Collins: Abbott Willie
S.. Allen C. C.: Alexander Jos. A.
Brown J. I.: Brice J. B.; Bosley
Jim: Braing Mound; Bucks Resti:
Boughton Will ; Bowers Dr. R. II.
Bunten G. M. 'troik Mr. and Mrs.
Donrood : Basic .\ntana : Buggs W. K.
Canay Jim: Craglin John: Cansev F.
L.: Cornett Henry: Connell F.; Col
lins I). L. : Cades Linuma: Cades Mla
De Curry J. M.; Duke L. V.; Dick
England W. I..: Ellis Jim H.: ElliS
Forest Craig iLhr. Co.: Fares Jlaner
A. Ford Archibald : Fox. W. F.
Giaemo Sebastian: Grossman L. G.;
Gross Charle: Gag!iardo Semi: Good
man W. l.1: Greer T. J.; Gray Chas.
A.(: olimore Geo.: Goodman Joe:
Hooker W\in.: Hicks L H.; Hudgins
Polie: Hesse R. Hall Ben: Hanley W.
Harmon W. H. ; Hendrick H. K.;
J.: Henderson Archie: Hudson Tom;
Hartfield Wm. A.
Jefferson Dr. & Bro. ; Jones John T.
Jackson Ben: Jarah Joseph: Johns John
H.; Jones" W. J.
Kirby Roy pkg.
Lyon Bros. & Co.: Lewis Ella : Lane
Miimroms imJ ; Murff Win.; McClure
WV. E. ; McRay Alexander; McConnell
Gilman pkg. : lMcDonald R. C.. :ar
shall juss: Morris Johnnie: McMurry
John : 1cColey George: Morgan Dick:
Mathews Dick: Morgan Claud: Mitchell
Arelie : Montalho Anselmni
Powers R. 1..: Patterson Al: Parker
I). F. : Pemberton Liza: Peterson Hen
ry: Parrish S. S.; Peebles Walter: Pol
Icy Sidney C. : Pope John. Russell R.
F. Roguemore S. L. : Roberson Beal:
Robertson IT. B.; Rainer R. S.
Stockman Jake; Shreveport Horse &
Mule Co. ; Scheer J. H. and wife;
Shreveport Stave and Cooperage Co.:
Smith James H.: Stephtetn Willie:
Speaks Jim; Sheppard 1. Al.; Smith
Taylor Sam: Hhorpe Oscar 2.
Vaughn Walter: Lay L. V.
Wright Lem W. 2: Wade J. \V.:
Wesley Jones: Washington F. J.: Wntt
Xim: White Mr. and Mrs. A. F.: Wilson
3. ; Wright L. I-J.: Wagner L. G. and
vife ; Williamson W. J.
Times-Democrat : It is reported that
Japanese has cornered the California
potato market. Can any loyal rrish
\merican further withhold. his support
rom ithe embattled Calilbrnians?
Look your disadvantages squarely in
he face and see what you can make out
f them, and instead of clamoring and
omplaining that you have not the right
nos, use well the tools you have.
There is no such thing of finding true
sappiness by searching for it directly. It
nut come. if it comes at all, inidirectly:
r by the service, the love and the hap
iness we give to others.
VtflIsation of This Wonderful Region
of Plunging Waters.
With a sheer drop of 210 feet, whict
is fifty feet greater than the height of
Niagara. the Shoshone falls, in Idaho
stand second among the great cata
racts of the new word.
The region is one of plunging waters
Within a length of fifteen miles the
Snake river leaps down a series of
giant steps until it has dropped a cleat
Shoshone falls form the highest of
these leaps. Four miles above them art
Twin falls, divided by a great. cleaving
promontory of rock.
Eleven miles from Shoshone is an
other drop, of 139 feet this time, called
Augur falls. A hundred miles below
are Swan falls, and so it goes.
The cataracts are not the only natu
ral wonders of this region. The canyons
are comparable only to the Grand ('an
yon of the Colorado. In plices they are
even deeper than the great chasm far
Years ago anceroft said of this part
of the country. "Taken altogether, it is
the most grand, wonderful, romantic
and mysterious part of the domain In
closed within the federal Union."
At one lime the cataract region was
set apart by the government as a na
tional park. but the act providing for
it has been repealed. The enormous
water power is to ise used for irriga
Perhaps the eanuty of the falls will
suffer, I cut 575 square miles of sand
and saget rush in one tract alone will
give place to rich harvests. and the
jack racbits will move out in faver of a
million hiuian beings who can find
It is time fur Aladdin to go way
back and sit down. Twentieth century
engineers accomplish marvels which
make his old Iamp a back number.
Take the tunnel which has been cut
througih 4211 feet of solid rock and
through which an industrial Niagara
will generate almost unlimited power.
Every lit of machinery for the plant
-and many of these "hits" weigh
thousands of lounds-was hauled by
six horse teams over t irty miles of
crowded hills. Much of This equipment
was lowered by ropes over the precipi
tons walls of the Snake river canyon.
# The tunnel was blasted out, piece by
piece, from the top down, the reverse
of the method employed in making the
great Niagara tunnel. The interior was
then concreted smoothly. so that it
forms a circular shaft fourteen feet in
diameter, piercing the solid rock at an
angle of forty-live degrees.
Already the knell of sagebrush and
jack rabbits has struck in Snake river
valley. April 1, 1905, the water was
turned on 12'1.400 acres near Shoshone
falls. One hundred days later the reap
ers were at work gathering in the first
The soil c these valleys is of vol
canic ash :n, will produce sixty hush
els of wheat to the acre, or, if you
prefer it. apples which bring $4 a hush
el in London. With all this gain. more
over, it Is said that the Snake river has
water enough for both purposes. It
can irrigate its millions of acres and
still form a cataract to see which is
worth going hundreds of miles.-New
Be sure that plants in hanging pots
and baskets get all the water they
need. Beause they are near the ceil
ing, where the temperature is much
higher than at the window sill, they
will dry, out much more rapidly than
ordinary plants. They are also ex
posed on all sides. ahd this accelerates
evaporation. I have a method of keep
ing these plants well watered which
works well. I take a small can or
cup and punch holes in the bottom of
it. Make these small at first until you
know just how much water is needed.
Fill these vessels and place them on
the surface of the soil. Vines can be
so trained as to hide them. Observe
the effect carefully. If not enough
water passes through to keep the soil
moist, you will know that larger holes
are necessary. This matter can be
regulated to a nicety with a little ex
perimenting. Fill the cup each morn
Ing. A treatment of this kind will
enable any one to grow fine hanging
The "Cowboy RIlhop."
Bishop Talbot. the "cowboy bishop."
relates among other entertaining expe
riences an incident of his life when he
was bishop of Wyoming and Idaho.
Entering a particularly lawless mining
camp in Idaho. lie went into the dance
halls and gamnbliig saloons, inviting
the men to come to his meetings. For
three weeks lie remained at the camp.
working day and night. At the end of
that time a committee of miners otTer
ed binu a salary of $2,00) to stay and
to "hustle up this preachin' business."
Unable to aceept the offer, he proposed
sending a substitute. to which the com
mittee demurred, as "it was not in the
deal." After a consultation they re
turned with another offer. "If you'll
send us a good talker and a good mix
er," they said. "well guarantee him at
least $1,000 a year. But please don't
send us no stack.'
What the Rulers f ost.
In the Paris Figaro a fanatical stat
istician und(-rtakes to answer the ques
tion as to how much a citizen has to
pay for th' head of his state. The
Frenchman pays for his president an
nually the lw sun of 9 centimes (not
quite 2 -entsi. Considerably higher is
the amonit whhich every German has
to pay for his emnleror-namely, 34 cen
times annually. In Russia each sub
ject's annual contribution is 3:, in Ita
ly 44 and in Austria-Itungary 45 cen
times. The dearest rulers are. however,
those of Greece and Belmium. for every
Belgian or Greek contributes 50" een
times annually to the maintenance of
the royal house in his country.
Rare Wow Becaause of a Difereace Em
"Do you remember," asked the shoe
salesman, "the days when new shoes
"And how you used to have the shoe
maker put wooden pegs in the middle
of the sole about every week to stop
"Sometimes you soaked the soles of
your shoes In water and then had to
rub them with lard or some other k
of grease to get them flexible.
"You don't have to do that now.
"The new writ has taken the squeus
"In the old days the soles of shoes
consisted of two even pieces of leather.
and the friction of these two pieces
caused the squeak when a person
"Shoes are made differently now.
"Ton see that little piece of ridged
leather that runs from the heel around
the outside of the sole?
"That's what we call the welt. It is
a piece of leather about an inch wide
sewed to a ftap cut and turned under
"The space between the outer side
and the insole is tilled with ordinary
tar paper, which holds the soles in
shape and also prevents squeaking by
taking away the friction.
"This system of a welt was invented
thirty years ago, but at first It wasn't
a success hecause the soles were sewed
with a straight needle.
"Couldn't explain it to you in a hun
dred years, hut` to prevent squeaking
the soles of a shoe have to be sewed
with a crooked needle.
"You see, when a sole is sewed with
a straight needle it leaves no flexibili
ty to the sole.
"But the welt added so much to the
appearance and strength of the shoe
that improvements were made on the
first system. and soon afterward the
slant or side sewing by a crooked nee
dle was patented.
"A shoe that is made with that im
provement costs 25 cents more to the
manufacturer than the old style.
"The patent on it still holds good,
and 1172 cents royalty has to be paid
on every pair of shoes that is made
"But it's worth it.
"A squeaking shoe nowadays Is as
bad as an out of date dress or a straw
hat in winter."-Exchange.
Blue Blooded Salvationtatn.
The Salvation Army bids fair to be
come an aristocratic body. Maj
Mary Murray, who supervises the m
Itary and naval league of the Sa
tionists. is a daughter of the late
John Murray, K. C. B.. and Lient
ant Colonel Minnie Reid, who
married ('ommnissioner Booth-Tue
is a daughter of a former acting V
ernor of Hombny. The commission
himself resigned a judgeship in India.J
with all the wealth and social position
attached to it. to devote himself to
Salvation Army work.
Lady Sarah Sladen is a Salvation
ist. and the Countess Dowager of Sea
field is a member of the auxiliary of
the army. Two daughters of Mr. On
slow, late mermher of parliament for
Guildfiord. have together steadily risen.
in the ranks. Intimately connected
with the work in Anatralasia is the
lion. Mrs. Bird. wife of the former
prime minister of Tasmania. She is
said to be as ardent as any Salvation
Army las; in disposing of the War
I'ry. The iaughter of the late Lady
Gait, wifo of the liintenriut governor
of ((ntar:r. Is working in Canada. an
is also. ainorug the diughters of mil
ilonaires. Miss Macdonald at Toronto_
George Eliot In Floreace.
Comnmendatore Guido Biagi. head of
the Bibliotera Medieeo-Laurenziana at
Florence. has come upon the very
books that George Eliot studied or
perused when she was in Florence,
whither she had gone in order to gath
er material for a novel concerning
the time of Savonarola. It had oc
curred to Signor Biagi, that George
Eliot must have gone to the Biblioteca
Nazionale I'entrale rather than to any
other library in Florence. Knowing
precisely the dates and duration of her
visits. lie wrote to the library and
searched tiile nri ii ves for the slips,
then more tirrn lifty years old, upon
which he assurrroi that George Eliot
had wriltrrn ier application and her
name. .Anroug thoursairnis of slips not
one bore the sigriture that he was
seeking. 'Then, guided by a sudden in
Spiration, Ii. ;okel Hurlr Lu wes."
The sourmirise was right. Whether on
diplomatii grirnds or to save his wife
from needless drudgery Lewes had
signed the slips. rril thus Signor Biagi
discovered the mriost important literary j
sources of '"IOrnola"-nill, at any rate,
that George Eliot consulted while she
was in l-'lornu-erce.
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