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HARVEY HARRIS DEAD
Death of Harvey Harris at 4'o'CIock Yesterday After a Long Illness from Tuberculosis. General and Sincere Regret at the De mise of an Upright Citizen and Honorable Man. .An Old Resident of Bismarck, Honored in Public and Private Life, Has Passed Away- (From Wednesday's Dully.) While not unexpected, news of the death of Harvey Harris last evening was a (shock to his many friends in the city. Mr. Harris has been a sufferer from tuberculosis for several years, and has gradually sunk under the in sidious advances of the disease. Con stant care and medical attention have acted to prolong his life beyond what at one time appeared to be the great est possible length. His own energy and determination have also served to delay to the last possible moment the fatal termination of the disease. But it has gradually sapped hts strength and undermined his powers of resistance until thg end came last' evening. And as the day waned, a brave spirit went out fearlessly and an upright and honorable gentleman, a kind and steadfast iriend and an hon ored and respected citizen was no more. And in all circles of life in the city tnere was genuine and sincere regret at the passing away of one of the best known and most highly re spected residents of the city. Mr. Harris' illness extends over a period of seven or eight years. In the early nineties he left the city for Du luth to engage in business believing that that city offered better opportun ities for his energy and business abil ity. The climate of that city did not at all agree with him and ere many months had passed he was taken with the lung trouble, that has finally cul minated in his death. He returned to the city weakened and with the seeds of tuberculosis developed. For a time he was confined to his bed but the climate of the slope and his en ergy enabled him for a time to resist apparently the advances of the disease and resume again his usual business avocations. For several years he was engaged with his business in the city, and although never attaining the con dition of strength and vigor that had marked him before he was partially restored to health. Over a year ago ne was stricken down again and the disease began to make rapid advances. He was forced to leave his business and his condition became such that he was unable to leave- the house. His condition varied apparently, he grow ing better at times and again worse, but always steadily weaker, as his lungs were gradually wasted in the progress of the disease. For the past week his decline has been more ap parent, and oxygen has been employed to give him relief from difficulty of se curing enough air to sustain life. On Tuesday he realized that the end could not be far away and asked the doctors how much longer he could continue in his then condition. Yesterday noon he seemed to feel better, but in the afternoon he began to decline rapidly. For a litte time before his death he was unconscious, and it was vouch safed him to die peacefully and pain lessly as a little child might iail asleep. There was no sign of a struggle, no line of suffering—the flame which had burned so steadily and steadfastly merely flickered out. Mr. Harris had been a long and pa tient sufferer, but always hopeful and cheerful. In all the time of his ill ness his wife has been his constant companion and helpmeet. Her devo tion has been beautiful indeed. Hers is one of those admirable natures in which adversity and misfortune serve to make the flame of affection glow the brighter, and through sickness to death she has been loving, steadfast, self-sacrificing and devoted, unremit ting in her care and attention, cheer ful for the sake of her husband not withstanding the weight of constant sorrow under which she labored, untir ing in whatever was possible for her to do for his comfort—a noble, Chris* tian woman and a wife whose every action was eloquent of her love and devotion. Through the long days she has cheered him, soothed him, com forted him and lessened the burden of his sufferings. In his death she loses a husband whom she idolized and words are vain to express adequately the depth of her bereavement. Equally vain are words to comfort,, and to ex press the sympathy and sorrow that is felt by everyone. But she is sustained by an unswerving Christian faith that is a rock in the storm of her trial to which she clings for refuge and upon the Mighty of Mightiee she will not call for support and strength in vain. Harvey Harris was one of the best known residents of Bismarck, and was equally well known through the en tire state, in which he has held various positions of honor and trust. He was born in Butler county, Ohio, December 12, 1852. He was engaged in the mercantile business in Oxford and Franklin counties for six years before coming to Dakota, and he located in business in Bismarck in 1883, as a dealer in real estate. His energy and activity combined with natural bus iness ability placed him in the front rank. He has always taken an ac tive part for the interests of the city and of the Missouri slope. With a firm belief in the future of Bismarck, he has been an untiring worker for her advancement. He has been honored in many ways by the people of the community and state and in every po sition Ms integrity has been undoubted and his honesty unassailed. He has served as member of the constitutional convention which framed the consti tution for the state of North Dakota in 1889. He was also at one time sec retary of the railroad commission. He has been chairman of the board of ed ucation of the city of Bismarck for sev eral terms. He was private secretary to Governor Devlne after the death of Governor Briggs in 1808, and at the time of his death was county commis sioner of Burleigh county. To every public place he brought the energy and activity which characterized his pri vate business efforts, and he was al ways a faithful and honorable public servant and official. THE FUNERAL SERVICES. Hundreds of. residents of the city, friends the late Harvey Harris, gatherrd at the Methodist church Friday afternoon to pay their last tribute of respect and honor to the deceased. Long before the time set for the com mencement of the funeral ceremonies the church was crowded with those who came from all walks of life, who had known and honored him. The altar was covered with flowers as was the casket when it was borne into th church by the pall bearers, Messrs. C. B. Little, E. S. Pierce, W. A. Lusby, C. D. Edick, Joseph Hare, and J. R. Gage. The funeral services began with prayer by Rev. Guernsey, who con ducted the obsequies. After prayer a quartette consisting of Mesdames. Lu cas and* Joss and Messrs. Healy and Best sang "Rock of Ages," sweetly and comfbrtingly. The fav orite psalm of the deceased, the Sev enty-first, was read, and an appropri ate funeral sermon was delivered by» Rev. Guernsey. It told of the bless ing of hope, the assurance of the bet ter life to which the deceased brother had departed, and paid tribute to his character and manliness and the honor in which he was held in the community and greatness of the loss sustained by the bereaved ones, as well as by the community. After the ser mon there was brief prayer and a beautiful solo "Asleep in Jesus" sweet ly rendered by Mrs. uucas. The cas ket was then borne forth from the church and the remains conveyed to the Catholic cemetery, where they were interred. Hundreds of friends followed the remains there, and ten derly they were laid to rest. "GOOD DIGESTION waits on appetite." Lack "of appetite usually indicates weak digestion. Hos tetter's Stomach Bitters taken before meals will create a healthy desire for food, by cleansing the clogged bowels and stimulating the secretions of the stomach. It also purifies the blood, strengthens and invigorates the liver and kidneys. It is undoubtedly the most efficient medicine in the world for stomach troubles. A private rev enue stamp covers the neck of the bot tle. Accept no Substitute if You Value Health. Hostetter's Stomach Bitters. RESIGNED. "Goiri' away—th' li'l chap! Why, it seems I held him in my lap Not more 'n a year ago, when he Was jes' a baby, an* I see How he was goin' to favor me, Fer babes is born and' children play An' boys grow up an' go away! Then a fetchin' li'l kid With a hat so big his head was hid, An a lock o' red hair stickin' through, Always a hole in th' toe of his shoe, An' lookin' for some mischief to do. But what's th' use t' spoil his play, Fer boys all must grow up that way! Then a boy with a freckled face, Sneakin' fr'm school t' th' fishin' place, Pants half patches, tall an' slim, Fallin' off'n a hickory limb, Nary a mishap hurtin' him, But let him grow up his own way, Fer boys as boys aint long t' stay! A strappin' youngster, tall an' pert, Wearin' gloves an' a stiff white shirt. Knowin' it all like a stubborn mule, 'Bout half a man an' half a fool, Takin' a girl to singin' school, But we never had a thing t' say Fer what's th' use—I was that way! Now he's a man—in looks leastway, Place too small fer him t' stay, Like a. frisky colt where grass is dense, Thet wants t' jump th' pasture fence With more o' muscle, p'raps, than sense, But 'taint no use t' tell him stay, Fer boys mus' learn in their own way. It aint nothin't' scold about, Give him a l?ft an' start him out, 'Taint no use t' talk t' him, Fer a colt that's sound an' clean o' limb Is bound t' trot when he feels in trim. An it aint strange he don't want t' stay, Gits it from me—I was th' same way. Sort o' rough it seems, maybe, But th' way o' th' world, an' you and me Was jes' th' same we wont complain It's th' same ol' story over again, He's had th' sun an' he needs th' rain. Fer youth is strong an' life is play T' boys like him—I was th' same way! The Grand Forks Herald is satisfied that in making Congressman Spalding chairman of the state convention at Fargo and giving the two senators places on the delegation, the honors were nicely divided. And the Herald .further remarks that no delegations in the state consists of men whose names are better known than the two from Burleigh county. Congressman Spalding in a brief speech at Fargo referred interestingly to the popularity of President McKln ley, and contrasted national condi tions now with those existing under the last Cleveland ad ministration. He prophesied the re election of McKinley by a larger ma jority than before, and will prove a good prophet The St Paul Dispatch has it that Maj. Edwards—instead of his son the Corporal—has secured that Alnairan plum. The major was a soldier but that was a long time ago. The Phil ippine boys are having an inning just now. BISMARCK WEEKLY TRIBUNE: FRIDAY, MAY 25 1900. MOVE THE SHERIDAN Glineburg & Lovin Have the Contract for the Removal of the Sheridan Hotel. Northern Pacific Will Expend Up wards of 820,000 in Remodel ing It. Will be Made a First Class Hotel Building, With Modern Comforts and Conveniences. Glineberg & Lovin of this city have secured the contract for the removal of the Sheridan house building to the new site on the block east .of the pres ent location of the hotel. Local offi cials of the Northern Pacific received advices to this effect yesterday and the contractors were also notified. The amount of their contract is .$13,r00. This includes the moving of the hotel and the remodeling as provided by the plans and specifications for the re moval. The work is to begin in a short time. Tenants of the block to which the Sheridan will be remove have been requested to vacate within two weeks. As soon as the moving apparatus and crew arrive in the city the work of removal will be begun. The hotel will be removed in two sections. One of them will be moved and swung around on the new site while the other remains in shape to accommodate the hotel business to be done. When the first portion is re fitted the other will be moved. The work contemplated by the Northern Pacific is more extensive than is gen erally believed. The expenditure of the road in placing the hotel in shape will not be less than $20,000 and will probably exceed those figures by a con siderable amount. The purpose is to make a first class and modern hotel of the old building. The plastering iwill all be removed and it will be replas tered throughout with adamant plas ter. The building will be veneered with white brick, similar to that on the face of the new Baker building. The windows and doors throughout will be new, and the sills will be set with stone trimmings. A plate glass front will be put in and this will face Main and Fifth streets. The steam plant will be repaired and replaced with new fittings. A basement ten feet deep will be constructed under one entire wing, giving room for the heating plant, laundry and other neces sary adjuncts. Provision will be made for barber shop, bath rooms and all modern conveniences. When the building is completed on its new site it will be practically a new hotel" and thoroughly up to date, something that will be a source of gratification to the city. With a new depot on the site of the present hotel building, the im provement in appearance and con venience to the traveling public will be vast. TIMBER. The Tribune is requested to publish the following circular for the benefit of settlers in this district: By virtue of the power vested in the secretary of the interior by the act of luarch 3, 181)1 (20 Stat., 1003), the fol lowing rules and regulations are here by prescribed: 1. The act, so far as it relates to timber on pubile lands, as extended by the act of February 13, 1893 G7 Stat., 444) applies only to the states of Colorado, Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Ne vada and Utah, and the territories of Arizona and New Mexico. The act originally extended to the District of Alaska, but in that respect it has been superseded by section 11 of the act of May 14, 1S!)8 (30 Stat., 41)9), under which other and separate regulations are prescribed for the District of Alaska. 2. The intention of the act of March 3, 1891, is to enable settlers upon pub lic lands and other residents within the states and territories above named to secure from public timber lands tim ber or lumber for agricultural, min ing, manufacturing, or domestic pur poses, for usfe in the state or territory where obtained, under rules and regu lations to be made and prescribed by the secretary of the interior. 3. Settlers upon public lands and other residents of the states and terri tories above named may procure tim ber fre? °f charge from unoccupied, unreserved, nonmineral public lands within said states and territories, strictly for their own use for firewood, fencing, building, or other agricultural, mining, manufacturing or domestic purposes, but not for sale or disposal, nor for use by other persons, nor for export from the state or territory where procured. The cutting or re moval of timber or lumber to an amount exceeding in stumpage value $50 in any one year will not be per mitted, except upon application to the secretary of the interior, and after the granting of a special permit. Except as above provided, it is not necessary for actual residents to secure permis sion to take timber from public lands in said states and territories for the purposes aforesaid. The exercise of such privilege is, however, subject at all times to supervision by the depart ment with a view to such restriction as may be deemed necessary. 4. In cases where qualified persons are not in position to procure timber from the public lands themselves, it is allowable for them to secure the cut ting, removing, or other manufacture of the timber through the medium of others upon an agreemept with the parties thus acting as their agents that they shall be_paida sufficient amount only to cover their time, labor and other legitimate expenses incurred in connection therewith, exclusive of any charge for the timber itself but no person, whether acting for himself, as an agent for another," or otherwise, will be permitted to cut or remove in any one year timber or lumber to an amount exceeding in stumpage value $50, except upon application to the secretary of the interior, and upon the granting of a special permit 5. The uses specified in section 3 of these rules and regulations consti tute the only purposes for which tim ber may be taken from public lands in FOR MIDDLE-AGED WOMEN. Two Letters from Women Helped Through the "Change of life" by X,ydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound. DeabMbs.Pikkiiam When I first wrote to you I was in a very bad con dition. I was passing through the change of life, and the doctors said I had bladder and liver trouble. I had suffered for nine years. Doctors failed to do me any good. Since I have taken Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound, my health has improved very much. I will gladly recommend your medicine to others and am sure that it will prove as great a blessing to them as it has to me."—Mbs. Geo. H. Juhb, 801 DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. Relief Came Promptly "Deak Mks. Pinkiiam:—I had been under treatment with the doctors for four years, and seemed to get no better, I thought I would try your medicine. My trouble was change of life, and I must say that I never had anything help me so much as Lj-dia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound. Relief came almost immediately. I have better health now than I ever had. I feel like a new woman, perfectly strong. I give Lydia E. Pinkham's Compound all the credit, and would not do without her medicine for any thing. I have recommended it to several of my friends. There is no need of women suffering so much for Mrs. Pinkham's remedies are a sure cure." Mauala Buti.kb, Bridge water, 111. Another Woman Helped Deab Mbs.Pinkhah:—Itook Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound during change of life and derived great benefit from its use."—Mary E. James, 136 Coydon St., Bradford, Pa. said states and territories, under this act. 5. The cutting and removing of timber, free of charge, under said act of March 3, 1801, is confined to un reserved, unoccupied, nonmineral pub lic lands, in the states and territories named therein, inasmuch as the act specifically provides that the same shall not operate to repeal the act of June 3, 1S7S ("JO Stat., SS), which makes provision, in -said states and territories, for the free cutting of tim ber on public lands that are known to be of a strictly mineral character for the uses named in said act. 7. It is further provided in said act of March 3, 1801, that "nothing herein contained shall operate to enlarge the rights of any railway company to cut timber on the public domain." Con sequently, no timber may be cut or taken under this act from public lands either by .or for the use of any railroad company. 8. Section 2401, United States Re vised Statutes, is still in force in the states and territories herein named, and its provisions may be enforced against any person, 01* persons, who cut or remove, or cause or procure to be cut or removed, or aid or assist or are employed in cutting or removing, any timber from public lands therein, except as allowed by law. 0. The secretary of the interior re serves the right to revoke the privi leges granted, in any cases wherein he has information that persons are abusing the same, or when it is neces sary for the public good. 10. All rules and regulations here tofore prescribed under said act of March 3, 1801, relating to the use of timber on public lands in the above named states and territories, are here by revoked. W. A. RICHARDS, Acting Commissioner. A SIMPLE QUESTION. The Reader is Requested to Honestly Answer This. Are not statements from representa tive citizens of Grand Forks more con vincing than the doubtful utterances of people living everywhere else in the union? Read this: Mr. A. L. Failor of 110S Dakota ave nue, Grand Forks, N. D., carpenter, says: "I know just exactly what a lame back, backache or whatever else you may term it, means, because I suffered from it for years. I was com pelled to give up printing on account of it for I could not endure the result of long standing at the case. The pain was always in the same place, in and around the kidneys and across the loins. Often I was forced to place my hands on my back and press it, too, for the slight assistance it afforded me and if I stooped it was with difficulty I could straighten. Al though I tried many different reme dies, all recommended for my trouble, until I procured Doan's Kidney Pills at Trepanier & Co.'s drug store I was unable to find anything upon which I could depend. I broke an ankle and while lying still I found Doan's Kid ney Pills just the thing to keep my kidneys from becoming sluggish. You are at liberty to send anyone tp me for further particulars of my exper ience with and opinion of Doan's Kid ney Pills." For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y., sole agents for tae United States. Remember the name Doan's and take no other. "Fortune favors the brave." It is also favorable to those who purify their blood in the spring by taking America's great est spring medicine, Hood's Sarsaparilla. A clear head and a healthy body are given by its use. Constipation is cured by Hood's Pills. KANCH FOR SALE. I offer for sale my ranch at Lake Ethel, McLean county, N. D., together with all cattle, buildings and other improvements. •DAN WILLIAMS. Ethel, McLean Co., N. D„ May 22. SOME PRAIRIE BREEZES. A CHAPTER ON GERMS. There are microbes in the butter, Microbes floating in the air, Microbes in the words we utter, Microbes in our skin and hair, Microbes swimming in the water, Microbes hidden in the ink, Microbes in our books and letters Microbes in the thoughts we think. There are germs in all our foodstuffs, Ptomaines in the sausage 'link, Toxins in our ice cream soda, And bacilli in our drink, We are laden with bacteria. We are honeycombed with germs Till in time to come we will not Be a fit food for the worms. They're in every nook and corner, On each passing breeze they float, When we breathe uncounted millions Run a race adown the throat, They are lurking in the byways, They are loafing on the street, They are waiting on the highways. Just to eat and eat and eat. Tho' we be the grimmest skeptics, Think once Science must have lied. We all dose with antiseptics, And fill up on germicide, We are driven to dejection, Every deed and every breath Is subject to disinfection. We are sterilized to death. We must fumigate our houses, We must disinfect our grub. When we bathe, be it how often We must sterilize the tub. We reek of carbolic acid. And a hundred drugs beside. We have left off drinking water And we drink formaldehyde. I can almost hear St. Peter. On the drea'd distant day When the horn of Gabriel trumpets Languidly rise up and say: "Why, Good Morning, glad to see you, You're a soul we've always prized, But we can't allow you in here Till you have been sterilized." THE CENSUS MAN. Are you ready for the census, Have you read the almanac? Have you studied your ancestors For a dozen cycles back? Have you counted up your freckles? Have you figured up your sins? For you know you'll have to tell 'em When the census man begins. Have you added up the children? Have you figured up your cash? Did you ever find a button In a dish of corn beef hash? Are you deaf or blind or ugly. Do you toe out or toe in? All of this you'll have to answer When the census man begins. Do you lisp or squint or stammer? Ever have the whooping cough? Are you handy with the hammer? Ever do a stunt at golf? Are you fond of checkered neckties? Ever fall and bark your shins? Did you swear? Yoy'll have tp tell it When the census man begins. If your partner gave trump signal Would you lead him back the deuce? liver wear a porous plaster? Was it hard to get it loose? Are you fond of pickled onions? Do you smoke or chew or swear? Have you any corns or bunions? What the size of shoe ybu wear? Oh, you might as well look pleasant For you know you'll have to tell. Would you use a bit more sugar When the jelly doesn't jell? What the nature of your labors? Do you sugar your baked beans? Are you friendly wiLh the neighbors? Do you live beyond your means? Are you lean or stout or medium? Do you suit yourself that way? Did your vaccination take well? Did you move Uie first of May? If a bob-tailed flush called aces, Could you tell'me which one wins? Oh. you'll have to come to center When the census man begins. Are the children well this summer? xire they troubled with the hives? Don't you think pink teas are tire some? Did you ever play high fives? Didn't see you at the party? Don't you go out any more? Well, good morning! Can you tell me Wno the family is next door? OUR OLD FRIEND SULLIVAN. Now if Corbett goes to congress, As he says he wants to do, If we recognize the "perfesli" As the boys all want us to, While we have no row with Corbett If we want a fighting man, Just a word of commendation For our old friend Sullivan. He's a willing handed fellow. And a Bostonese by birth. He's a little short on polish But the very salt of earth, We have honored Dewey grandly As a splendid fighting man But he never was a marker To our old friend Sullivan. Make him minister to Turkey, Fit him out with four ounce gloves, And he'll get that hundred thousand In a half a dozen moves. Just an upper cut and side step, Just a swing, and when they land Watch the Sultan come down hand some For our old friend Sullivan. He's a little old and faded, He is gray, the grand old "vet." But his honest heart is youthful And his thirst is active yet, Make him captain in the navy, On the water or on land He's a whale at sinking schooners Is our old friend Sullivan. Hero of a hundred battles That were never fought in war, He's been "shot" a thousand times, sirs, And he hasn't got a scar, Not a prohibition speaker For a thousand miles around Has done half as much as he has Toward putting liquor down. Send him over to the Sultan, He's a Musselman, John L., As an envoy he would strike them (If they didn't treat him well). There is not a land or country Where as envoy he might sit, Not a court and not a council That he wouldn't make a hit. International law's his hobby, Be it law of peace or war, 5 For in every clime and country He's admitted to the bar. He's a stayer, full of ginger, And no set of men or man Ever yet made him take water Our old friend John Sullivan. BLISS CONSUMMATED. Algernon Fitzclarence Gotmillions, Married Evangelina Gotrox, 'Twas a function so grand From all over the land The friends of the pair came in flocks, There were millions untold Represented in gold And additional millions in stocks. Evangelina was stunning and brilliant Brilliant and wealthy and fair, And she walked up the aisle With an angelic smile. And a million in gold for her share. Pearl encircled her neck, With a certified check For a million stuck into her hair. Her dress was a dream in fine laces, Flounces and ruffles and frills, With the mien of a queen And a corsage of green, 'Twas a network of ten dollar bills, And her grand promenade, Ah, how graceful 'twas made By her countless renearsais and drills! Algernon was graceful and gracious, Breathing, 1 ween, rather hard, Though his pathway made smooth By ancestors, forsooth, Who had dealt with some foresight in lard. And up from the door A cool million lie bore, As a testimony of regard. Then Algernon's papa made entrance, With a bagful of gold made in "ile," And emptied it out Mid an ecstatic shout From the crowd, on the altar, in style, And Evangeline's Dad Dumped the million he had On the jingling and glittering pile. There were sighs, tears, shouts and ex clamations, The great organ pealed forth its roll, In.gilded confusion And golden profusion This joining of soul unto soul, And Algernon peeled Forth his roll and revealed A "thou" as the good preacher's dole. The vows of the two hearts were spoken The pledges of true love were made, The wedding was ended, The guests were all blended Past the altar in one promenade. Whereby each in the unbroken Circle some token In cash or preferred stocks was laid. Ah me, 'twas a glorious function, Love wasn't there, but the stocks That the two stowed away In the bank the next day, Under seals, chains, bolts, bars, keys and locks! And Evangeline cried: "I've Gotmil lions! While Algernon cried: "I've Gotrox!" SOMEWHERE SHINES A STAR. Mists of the twilight creep, Creep from the deeps afar, And all of the children of Nature sleep, But somewhere shines a star. Shades of the night tide flow, Soothed the surge and swell, Of the sullen day. but sweet and low Tinkles an evening bell. Up from the moorlands rise, Shadows, and darkness streams, But somewhere out of the misted skies Brightly a beacon beams. Eventide and dark, Dirge of the day and knell, But voices speak in the silence—hark! Whispering: "All is well!" Mist of the twilight creeps Out from the deeps afar. Over thy life and Gladness sleeps. But somewhere shines a star. Shades of the night tide flow Sorrow strikes a knell. But out of the twilight, sweet and low, Tinkles an evening bell. Up from thy Sorrows rise Shadows, and darkness streams, But somewhere out from the sullen skies Brightly a beacon gleams. Eventide and dark, Dirge of thy joy and knell, But voices speak in the silence—hark! Whispering: "All is well!" Swift as the swallow's flight Joy to the mists afar. But out of the depths of the dismal night Somewhere shines a star. HAVEN'T TIME TO SING. Suppose instead of singing songs, And warbling unchely gay, The birds just sat with downcast heads And grumbled all the day. Suppose instead of twittering In notes of pure delight. They only sat and grumbled all The day and through the night. Suppose, as in the marsh and bogs On every flower and tree There were no songsters but the frogs To croak in misery, Suppose where once the robins flocked To sing in Nature's praise. We had but grumbling birds who "knocked" Her seasons and her ways. Suppose where now the glad thrush lifts His head to heaven and sings, Hed put it down and spend his time In finding fault with things, Suppose where on the summer air His joyous notes are whirled, He'd sit up in a tree and swear, How sad would be the world! Unlike the birds, we still our songs. Nor let the notes ring out, So busy we seeking to find Something to kick about, So many little ails and ills Into our lives we bring, We are so busy finding fault We have no time to sing. Hon. C. M. Johnson of Dwight went down to the state convention with the Richland county delegation pledged to his candidacy for delegate to Philadel phia, but as it was agreed good policy to send the two senators and Senator McCumber was from Richland county, Mr. Johnson withdrew his candidacy!