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EMERSON'S MEMORY AT FAULT.
Had at Times Almost Entire Lak of Remembrance. i Emerson was a notable sufferer front the vagaries of memory. His bi ographer relates that he met him one day in Boston, apparently at a loss tor something, and asked him where he was going. "To dine," said Emerson, "with a very old and dear friend. I know where she lives, but I hope she won't ask me her name," and then he proceeded to describe her as "the mother of the wife of the young man the tall man who Bpeaks so well," and so cm, until .his Interlocutor guessed to whom he was referring. Even the names of common objects often failed him completely. On one occasion, when he wanted an umbrel la, he said: "I can't tell its name, but I can tell its history. Strangers take It away." This falling of Emerson led to a pathetic scene when he attended Longfellow's funeral, and remarked as he gazed at the coffin: "He was a sweet and beautiful soul; but I have entirely forgotten his name." SELF-CONTROL AND PROGRESS. Vital Truths as Set Forward clent Philosopher. by An- GREAT MEN LAY SIDE BY SIDE. Proof of Philosopher's Words "Fame Is a Bubble." That Before engaging our carriage for a drive in Richmond we especially em phasized our desire for a well-informed driver, as we were strangers In the city. We soon discovered the utter Ignorance of the one assigned us, but the climax came at the entrance to Hollywood cemetery. "You, of course, know where the graves of the presidents are and will drive directly to them?" I mildly sug gested. "Presidents!" he echoed. "What presidents? I didn't know any were burled here." Testily reminded to learn at once, he stopped a man driving on a load of dirt. "The presidents!" he smilingly an swered. "Sure. Monroe lies In that direction, Tyler to the left, Jefferson Davis on the right-hand corner, and H , the president of the cigarette factory" But we hastily drove on. Bohemian Magazine Where then is progress? If any of you, withdrawing himself from exter nals, turns' to his own will to exercise It and to improve it by labor, so as to make it conformable to nature, elevat ed, free, unrestrained, unimpeded, faithful, modest; and if he has learned that he who desires or avoids the things which are not in his power can neither be faithful nor free, but of necessity he must change with them and be tossed about with them as In a tempest, and of necessity must sub ject himself to others who have the power to procure or prevent what he desires or would avoid; finally, when be rises in the morning, if he observes and keeps these rules, bathes as a man of fidelity, eats as a modest man; In like manner, if in every matter that occurs he works out his chief princi ples as the runner does with refer ence to running, and the trainer of the voice with reference to the voice this is the man who truly makes prog ress. Eplctetus. HE DIDN'T CATCH THE RABBIT. Brother Dickey Had Good for Not Doing 80. Reasons "I tole de man dat I wuz mighty short er coal an' wood," said Brother Dickey, "an' he tol me, did I know how ter git some, an' I tol' 'um 'no dat'i what I wuz tryln' ter. know an de man Bay: "Ton go down yander, ter whar de graveyard at, an' fetch me de front foot er a graveyard rabbit, an' I'll give you half a ton er coal. I pertickler wants dat rabbit foot ter take off a spell somebody put on me.' " "Well, did you get the rabbit foot?" someone asked. "No, sun. De place whar de grave yard at is too fur far me ter travel, beln' ez I got de rheumatism; 'sides dat, ef de dead is at peace It ain't de likes er me ter wake 'um up ag'in ter de tribulations er dls sufferln' ol' worl'! "Atlanta Constitution. I ;XA in. 1 mi, 1,1 mi 1 1 rt " "- ' " ! 3 "YOU'LL iiilWY C;f!0 AT mUQH HIGHER PRKCE-S TfihY . WILL NOT PLEASE YOU HALF ' AS MUCH" AS Oaogeiroiuis IFrScinidl A COMEDY DRAMA THAT'S JUST RIGHT No Play of Late Years Has Met With Such Success and Praise 50 Nights in New York 35 Nights in Chicago -It's Another of- SEPT MY OATH FRED. G. CONRAD'S ATTRACTIONS And He Says "Your Money's, 1 ncl K Eac& Tails ; "Yes," and "No." It is a useful accomplishment to be able to say "no," but it certainly is the essence of amiability to prefer to say "yes" where it is possible. There is something wrong in the man who does not hate himself whenever he Is con strained to say "no." And there was a great deal wanting In this born dis senter. He was almost shockingly de void of weaknesses; he had not enough of them to be truly polar with humanity; whether you called him a demigod or a demi-man, he was at least not altogether one of us, for he was not touched with a feeling of our infirmities. The world's heroes have room for all positive qualities, even those which are disreputable, in the capacious theater of their dispositions. Such can live many lives; while a Thorcau can live but one, and that only with perpetual foresight. Robert Louis Stevenson. Whenoe Pie? The origin of pie, especially mince pie, like the origin of sausage, is shrouded In mystery, but certain it is that it was known as far back as the time of Piers the Plowman, and it may be that in his dinner pall could have been found the precedent which Michael of Pittsburg, now of the hos pital, sought to follow. Those who are surprised, after being led to be lieve that New England is the habitat of the article, to learn that pie is an old English institution can easily ac cept the further statement that "plant ed on American soil it forthwith ran rampant and burst forth into an un told variety of genera and species." Like the Irish potato, which is said to have originated in the new world, it has been so ingrafted into the life of its adopted country that it seems more like a native than an alien. GLUCK'S OPERA HOUSE, Wednesday, January 27th, '09 Library Report Library report for year ending Dec ember 31st, 1908. Jim. 1, 19C8 Balance on liana $ 809 37 " 6, " Nov. 1907 fines S 1 68 " 6, " Dec. 1907 fines 87 ' 1908 fines 1 57 " " domitlon from Bert Fasig 5 00 March 21. P. M. Imel, connect ing sewer 25 00 ! 21, February fines 1 87 April 21, March fines. 1 25 June 5, April fines 1 80 B, Bale ol brick IS 43 " 16, May fines 2 20 July 7, June fines 3 33 - Oct. 9, July fines 76 " 9, August fines 1 10 " 17, September floes 1 52 Dec. 7, October fines 2 C2 " 7. November fines 3 25- 71 60 Jan. 28, Dls. Com. Ireas 627 20 Sept. 30, Tramfer from City Treas . . 205 49 Nov. 30, Dls. Co. Treas 87 SO For Good Speaking Voice. Don't contract the throat when speaking. Try to keep It free, the cords flexible and easy to manage. Don't forget that ft Is worth practicing in the privavy of one's room to learn the natural register, the tones In which the voice works best By these ezerclHes there Is not the slightest danger of becoming declamatory. A declamatory style of conversation is a horror, but much will be gained if one tries the experiment of making a tone reach the next room without raising the pitch of the voice. This means deep breathing, chest expan sion and head held erect. Without these three it Is impossible to have a good speaking voice a fact worth remembering. All He Asked. The father of the girl looked at his caller. "You are much older than my daugh ter," he said, "but you are a million aire, and she seems to want you so I suppose it's all right" "Thank you," murmured the caller. "Hut there's one thing I want you to promise me," the gray-haired father went on. "And what is that?" The old man's tone grew more se rious. "I want you to promise me that if I ever run for office you will carefully refrain from announcing that you in tend to vote for me." Rewarded!' The other day a boy received one dollar for restoring to the loser 950,000 of gilt-edged bonds. Surely this is not a premium on honesty. A porter found $80,000 of diamonds and pearls In a Pullman car, and got $25 for re turning the trinkets. A prominent man lose a letter tnat might em barrass him and advertised "Ample Re ward!" That letter was not worth a cent to the finder; but when he gave It up he got $300 in cash, much to his astonishment. "I'm a poor man, all right, all right," he said, "but this Is too much. What? Just for picking up a letter in the street? Say, mister; here's your $300. Sive it to some other charity. I read it, of course; but I'll never peach on you. Gimme six dol lars to buy my kid a suit of clothes, and we'll call the Incident closed for ever." New York Press. $1,840 91 PAID OCT Librarians Salary $ SCO 00 . The Dress of a Good Wife. Her clothes are comely rather than costly, and she makes plain cloth to be velvet by her handsome wearing of It She Is none of our dainty dames, who love to appear in variety of suits every day new as if a good gown, like a stratagem In war, were to be used but once; but our good wife sets .up a sail according to the keel of her husband's estate; and if of high par entage, she does not so remember what she was by birth, that she for gets what she is by match. Thomas Fuller. Home Help. Small Daughter It'i most school time and I've mislaid my geography. Cultured Mother Well, tell me what the lesson is about and I'll write out the answer for you to learn. Small Daughter The lakes of Africa. Cultured Mother Um er If you've child d your goography, you careless yon can just hunt till you And York Weekly. African Races. The Indigenous races of Africa are considered to be four in number, name ly: The negroes proper, who occupy a central zone, stretching from the At lantic to the Egyptian Sudan, and who comprise an enormous number of di verse tribes; the Fulahs (with whom the Nubians are associated), settled mainly between Lake Chad and the Niger; the Bantus, who occupy the whole south, except its extremity, and the Hottentots, who are in that ex treme southern region. Some anthro pologists include the Kaffirs and Be chuanas are Bantu tribes. The north and northeast are occupied by Semitic and Hamitlc races, the latter Includ ing Abysslnians and Oallas. More Psychology. "Lady," said Plodding Pete, as he finished the luncheon which had been provided, "I said I'd do me best to help out wld de wood-choppln'." "That's what you said." "An I'm a man of me word." "Then why don't you reach for the ax and go to work?" "Lady, I merely took de contract I didn't guarantee to do de work my self. I'm a telepathic wood-chopper, an' If jrou don't disturb me while I'm concentratln' my thoughts I'll surprise you. Jes' remember, If anybody walks up like he's half awake an' goes to work on dat wood, dat I'm de grateful party who mesmerized him." Telephone rent , Electric light Murtln Bros, eoal . . Smith coal P. O. rent Books and Magazines Klmmermunn Hdw Co., furnace re pairs and supplies D. J. Burnett, making cement walk.,. O. Waring, varnishing floors Incidentals 12 00 68 40 105 35 28 80 225 345 35 14 15 41 50 19 50 36 87 Total 11,093 Balance on band Jan. 1, '09 $747 24 T. A. Scatks, President, Emma Pkttijohn. Sec'y. LIBRARIAN'S KirOBT Number of cards issued 202 Books loaned during year 7,404 Average loaned per month C22 Books lost S Books replaced 2 Books donated 283 Books purchased 217 Classlfled-nistory ......... 96 Poetry 24 Art 4 Reference 16 Fiction , 31 Juvenile 45 Total number of books in library 1,896 Increase since last year 500 Number of Juvenile beoks loaned .... . 2,306 Number of visitors 276 There are about 500 cards in circulation. Ivah Nelson, Librarian. EARLY RISERS The famous little pHbv FOR SALE 1 Hvdraulic Rotarv and Jetting Well Drill in perfect working order, practically good as new. All necessary tools .for .making 2 inch to 8 inch wells. Machine fitted for steam and horse power. 1 12 Horse Power Huber Traction Engine in first class shape. , 132-54 inch Huber Wasted Efforts. On a nventn: whn Tnmmv m five, was having his daily bath his Separator in fair condition.' nurse was trying, wiia email success, to scrub his grimy little knees. . After watching her for some time he aid, patronizingly: "Never mind, Bertha. Don't you know that's the dark meat, anyway?" Harper's Monthly. JZ Will trade for good horses or land. ROBY BROS. 4 Miles S. E. of Dodge City,' Kans. PERSONAL A. W. Firestone of Ford is in town to. day. R. L. Wilson of Ford was in town yesterday. J. n. Berry was up from Spearvllle yesterday. Mr. French of Spearvllle was in the city yesterday. Mrs. John Kluze left last Saturday for Kansas City. Alonzo Wakeman Is up from Wilburn on business. T. F. Patterson ol Ford was here on business Tuesday. Mr. Crouoh ot Minneola was here this week on business. P. O, Reynolds was In Garden City the first of tbe week. Dr. Lindas of Great Bend was here Tuesday on business. C L. Van Vleet of Bucklln was a vis itor In town Monday. G. W. Phillips, of Garden City, was here yesterday on business. L. J. Pettijohn wis In Kansas City last week on business. Capt. 8weeney, of Wichita, was in town last week on business. John Curd, of Lawrenoe, visited friends in this city last Sunday. Ralph Eastman returned to bis claim in Stanton county last Saturday. Clyde Lum, of Nebraska, is visiting bis oousln, H. M. Lum, of this city, Joe Northern and son, Seth of Rocky Ford, are here visiting bis brother John. Miss Juda Horton left Monday for Wichita where the will visit for a few days. Gilbert Avery has returned home from Kansas City, where be went last week on quslness. Roy Sturgeon was down from Hutchin son tbe latter part of last week visiting relatives. " Mr and Mrs. Ray Roberts, of Minne ola, were in this elty the first of the week on business. Wm. Slagle, of Ness City, has taken a position here with the Santa Fe on the water servloe. James Dlmmitt and wife left the first of tbe week for tbe eastern part of the state on a visit. Mr. and Mrs. Barry Thomas, of Ford, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Steele last Saturday. Mr. Steele, of Spearvllle, was op Saturday visiting her son Bert Steele of tbe York Key store. Alf. Herzer left Tuesday on the Rock Island for Dalhart, where he Is conductor on a run eut of that place. D. N. Beeves and daughters, who have been visiting relatives in Missouri and Indiana, returned home last week. Mrs. David Gotsett, of Topeks, who has bean visiting her parents, Supt. and Mrs. H. A. Tice, left Monday for her home. Mrs. Merrlman, of Kinsley, who has been the guest of Mrs. T. A. Soates for several days, returned home Friday evening. ' Jas. Chambers, of LtJunta,' arrived here last Tuesday for a visit with bis daughter, Mrs. Lulu Baxter, and bis sen, Earl Chambers and wife. mm VrWWVVttrW Xrm&wtvmlwtww'w' i Come in and Let Us Talk Wall Paper to You 1 You will find "The !New Drug Store" a good place to trade,' whether it is something in Wall Paper or any thing carried in the regular line. Remember too, that we fill Prescriptions. GEO. 0. COCHRAN DRUG CO. 0 Last night was tbe regular meeting night for the city council, but there was not a Quorum present. Councllmen Juneau and Mooti were tbe only mem bers who made an appearance. Mrs. H. C. Churchill, who has been visiting Mrs. G. B, Rose for the past five weeks, left Friday evening for ber homo in San Madrea, California. Tbe government is sending a new river guage to tbe weather observer here. It Is to be suspended from tbe Arkansas river bridge for measuring tbe depth of tbe water, and It will give an accurate measurement. The Bucklln correspondent, In the Items In this Issue, refers to tbe recent report of an attempt to form a new county, in a way which is some what humorous. -This paper is certainly In favor of Bucklln, or any other part of the connty having a fair deal in all ways. The majority of the people of the county, as far as the writer has ever heard any expression for them, haye a friendly feel log for Buoklln and Bucklin people, and a healthy respect for their rights. Buck lln l a town of thoroughbreds and White Steamers. It is In a good county, a bully county, and a oounty where the people all respect Buckllnltes and get out of tbe road when they see them coming in Smith roadsters and White Steamers. So Bucklin is all right and Ford County is all right and we're all all right Installation ol Officers. The Sons and Daughters of Justice met at the lodge rooms In tbe Masonio Hall last Monday evening and Installed, the following officers : Preslnent, Geo. Heuston. , Vice President, Mrs, T. Frenob. Seoretary and Treasurer, Mrs. Geo, Heuston. - Conductress, Mrs. Potter. Chaplain, Mrs. W. H. Chapman. Mrs. Tom Olive was the Installing offloer. After the Installation a lap supper was served. There was a large attendance of members and seyeral visitors from other lodges. Garden City has at last passed her ordlnanoe requiring tbe streets to be named and houses numbered, preparatory to having an inspector look the town over to recommend the establishment o( Free Delivery. Garden City Is Just that mnoh ahead of Dodge In this matter. Judge Madison wrote here recently to find out what had been done on the free delivery question, Since that time tbeappllcatlon of the city has been for warded to Washington. The houses must be numbered, and tbe street names put op, however, before any step will' be taken by tbe department. At the annual meeting of the stock holders of the National Bank of Com merce, held last week, tbe old officers were elected: H. A. Burnett, president; Geo. Dugsi, cashier. The directors are H. A. Bnrnett, A. Gluok, M, VV. Sutton. W. T. Coolldge, P. H. Toung, C. Q. Chandler and J. W. Berryman. Geo. Laugheid was elected ag astistantcashier. Hs Has Signed a Bond. Fred G. Conrad Is strong In his claim that bis play "A Dangerous Friend" will give the beat of Satisfaction, that he has signed a bond with tbe Manager of the Opera House that if any patrons are not pleased with tbe performance, he or she can have their money baok npon demand of same. The Bond is now on exhibition. Tbe play will be' at the Opera House, ' January 17th. I Wayne Slooum, wbo had s chief clerk position with the Orient In Oklahoma, has returned to Dodge City and will re main in the Slooum Real Estate office. He believes that this Is going to be a real estate year, and that be can make more In that business than he could at railroading. For SaJe 2-hom power Gasoline Engine air cooler, in perfect working order, practically good as new. J Jump Seat Buggy This is an ideal family rig, used as a buggy with one seat or in a minute ehanaes to a regulat carriage with two seats. About Fifty Tons Alfalfa Hay will sell any quantity in the ; stack or delivered in the city. 5 JJ Story Bee Hives complete; these art new, never, used. 500 Honey Sections new. F. A. ETRICK OJJtct in Milton Building, corner Chestnut street and First avenue. - ' Phone 240. ' .