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SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1912.
THE CALUMET NEWS PAGE TWO Houghton MORE PRACTICAL WORK IS URGED SUPERINTENDENT WRIGHT THINGS SCHOOLS SHOULD AIM TO BENEFIT LARGEST NUMBER. Members of Ue boanl of ihi.atlor. ti 11k- s. b". -is ot lloaggggg county gathe r, el at llouKbtoIl hist e-Vt-nlllK us . . I the Houghton hoard, and ua a result of tbf mee-ting there v funned an orgaainaUoa which will be lOMWD Ba tin Houghton County Aa ioetetloa "i City Superintendents an 1 School ofrh-ers. K. U. Johnson, ehulr ii, an ,.: ili Calumet township school board, wiu made president of the aa- :.i 1 1 a'i.i was kivcii powe-r to name :,. ither oftiielU, committees on by - laws and eonstltutloii and to set tin date for I be BOSt meetliiK whi b will b. held nt Calumet. Tin- organization Avhi b .wis tMrOOght about at the sug gestion of State Superintendent o Public- Instruction Luther L. Wright, will be similar to the Mariu tt- count, orc.ini.ateiii which meets three times yeurly and elects a new pre - i.b n t . hi rfeOM city tin- iext meeting will be held. Its aim is tin- advance m. nt of Chool work In all depart nn tits and tin- x hange of ideas. Mr. Wright was introduced by I)-.-n L Robinson of HouKhton, and gave a fniiit-what lengthy address in which 1,.- advocated more practical work in the schools. .Mr. Wright called atten tion to the fact thill Putty ninety-five )i i cent of the students never advance- beyond the hint) school, and sug gested that It might be well to send the remaining five per cent to "pt-p" Schools where they mlxht be given tin- in- cssarv training for courses In higher universities, making the high Chool work for the other ninety-five I r c tc as practical as possible so a." to best lit them for earning a living. He reci innienib d the cutting out of tne frills and unnecessary work and v, mild teach more science and less classics. Mr. "Wright reiterated his suggestion that the school .-s: t. should continue for twelvemonths each year instead of ten months. Supt Jeffers of Palnesd.-'e, Commis si n-r Hath. Judge Norman V. Haire, Supt. Hall, of Calumet others par ttotpnta I In the d.-bi. Supt. Hall took issue with tin- I speakers . ,-n I e d. -. I.ii.-d that ! ools ar. teaching boys and girl bink. and that he or she who km Mat and g. omtry is all the mora I -sful in manti'il training or domestic science. The meeting was well attended ami the best of spirit prevailed. Previous to the business of the gath ering, the students of the domestic acl- rce class of the Houghton high school, directed by Miss Chrlstesen served an elaborate bamiuet in the kindergarten room of the Central building. The ex cellence of the menu and the skill with w!;i h it was served, were excellent demonstrations af the practicability of It domestic sc-l.-nce work and reflects credit not only upon tin- instructor but Upon the girls as will. TO SEND REPRESENTATIVE TO STATE HEALTH MEETING DR. SCOTT TO REPRESENT TOWN SHIP AT MEETING JAN. 30. Enrollment Boards Named for the Sev eral Precincts of Portage Twp. A special meeting of tin I',i:.c township board was held .st.rd i a! ternoon at the oflb e of i l. rk Little (M the purp -s.. of deetgmiAing enrollment places and naming boa. da of enroll ment It was also vote-.l to. appoint I r . P, Sc ott, health ..tin e, of I'oi laK. lovvnship M n-pn seiitative of the board at the Wottng ., bealtii offic ers Of the suite Of M ic in o.i ii to be he ld Rl Ann Artor .1;. nuar. Ifl and II At this D eeting various matters (MCtnJntnaj to public- sanitation, i are of . ontagioiis .ureases and otln-i liters ot similai i i portam-e and interest w 1 1 1 be ci, CIMkni ami tin- mcetiiiKs are exp. i.cl to prove) of great value iii bringing kkeWt 0JI interchange of tdnftl among tlM health otlieers from various parts )f tile .State. TIim enrollment places and tin- n rollment boards which sit on S.it urda v, January - as designated b the board yesterday ..re as follows l'r-c incf No. , Houghton fire hall M. H. Foley. R. LltUe, C. Killinar Preeirn-t No. X, Huron town tit - ball -Oliver Marion. ICugein- Reuhan, Ju lian Kompr, Prnclnci No :i, A intdUilniiin Cnnnor Mori D'Sulllvan, Thomas nattk. I : nt No. t. filler Iake Andrew Ankala. i ins Johnson. Henry Nelson. Harper-Thomas Co. UNDERTAKERS AND EMBALMERt Phone 14 Holman Bldy, Calumet, Mah All calls attended to either day m night. We also handle frh out flow 4. for inv oc r MICHIGAN C0LLE6E VINES P. W. McNe.r. tent Located In Ijiko 8 up r dis trict. Mlnee and flkj acooaalblo for college work. For Toar Book and Record of Craduataa opoly la President or fJocrarr. HOUOHTON MICHIGAN Department COLDEST DAY ON RECORD AT LOCAL WEATHER BUREAU MERCURY AT THREE O'CLOCK REGISTERED 28 BELOW. Danger of Shortage of Meat Supply if Cold Continues. After steadily dropping 1 lower and lc m i the mercury early this morning tin.lv leached a point lower than was ever before attaiind s.m a the. estab lishment of tin- local weather station, observer t'ovvdrick reporting that at three o'clock this morning the ther lllollieter had registi'I'ed -X degrees be low xero. This. Mr. Cowdrick aaya, la tin lowest point ever indicated in the records of the bureau, coveting a peri od of twelve years, the last lowest be ing -7 below on Kebruury .", 1H07. The indlcutiotis nr.- now for warmer weather, the thermometer at sewn standing at 11 below and at eleven, only three below, and steadily climb ing in the tube ITnkMsl conditions should mend there was fear of a scarcity of meat, in fid one lo ul meat dealer stated this morn ing that the meat supply throughout the country is practically cleaned out. the roads refusing to haul stock In thv extrenielv o)d weather and farmers being unwilling to drive cattle to mar ket. Packers and killers all over the large area affected by the cold spell have been unable to obtain supplies of cattle and In coiise.in n. there has been tin advance of from one -ha If to one cent a pound wholesale. Kggs are als.. becoming scarce. It being imp..s alble to ahip them without freezing iii this kind of weather. BOARDING HOUSE BURNS. The Warding teaise of Henry Katip pi. located in ' It" location. Paine adule. uaa partly destroyed by fir- yesterday morning. The blaze was discovered about lo lm k and is Iwlieved to have been QBOgOd by an overheated stove. Most of the furniture was removed frm the building, but despite the i.r. mpt and . flic .. nt work f the volun teer firemen ,the loss to the building was heavy. ANCHOR LINE SAILINGS. C. O. Rerglund, iixi-nt for the Anchor line In Houghton, has been advised that the first steamer of .bat line to reach Houghton will be the Juniata on TOTq 4. She will also be the llrst east bound steamer, leaving on June 7. The petornfn will arrive at Houghton on In r Hrst trip on June 8, sailing again on June II. RELIEF FOR THE POOR. Capt. Rimpso'i of the Salvation Ar my is very anxious to secure c-ontri-biitions of food, clothing or money, to be used In the relief of the poor. So fur the surplus d the Christmas fund of the army has provided relief, but liK la now nnkevuatod and unless the public comes to the aid of the army there is danger of many poor people suffering in Houghton. WHEREABOUTS OE RECORDS Of OLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUESTION AS TO WHAT HAS BE COME OF PAPERS. Valuable Documents and Collections of Early Days. The effort that are being made by Miss drnoa Wliaie. librarian at the public Uktmrj i ' Houghton, to s. . ,ire articles and i ami niscences bearing on the early hist .tv Of Houghton BOOJaty, has dtroetOd attention to the fa t that there was a historical socit ty exi.'ting in Houghton for upwards of tw.rit.. years after ins:., which acc -umuiated a f .-at deal of data relative to the na tural, literary, ecclesiastical, personal and mining hl.-toiy of the counties, towns and villages, mines and mining companies to Utk Supeilor. The PNMM Whereabouts of the collection!, and r-cords of the society I' p pear to be somewhat obscure. William Condon of Hancock, former ly cashi.r of the First National bank, was one of the organisers of the Houghton Ciunty Historic al society and Mining Institute, w hi. h w as Incorpor ate, stare)) If, lMir,, with most of the bading citizens of H-.ughton and Han cock as members and with John Chas ntH, cashier ..r the Houghton National bnnk at that time, as sec retary nnd librarian Mr. Condon slated yesterday that it was his Impression that after the death of Mr. chassell. who had charge of the collections of the socie ty, all the records, pupers and other objects that had been accumulated w.-re turned ov.r to a library aaaocia flon subsequently orgnntnad, and which existed as the Ii l. s' Library at the time .f (he establishment of the pres ent public library. The , o, ., t,,n f ,,t. La'liws Library was merged in that of tho Carmgie library, but consisted mainly of fiction, beatdoa few- copies of i.irly Lake Superior newspaper. Miss Wliare. the librarian, has no 1 now b- Ige of any Othor ohjects or pa pers of n local btntorical nature In tin public library, and until her attention as l tied to the existence of the old historical soc iety, hud not been aware that tln re bad been su h an organiza tion. She will try to get Inl mmu- ribatloii with (icrsons who niav have knowtodge of the nature of tkO reeorils of tin OoCkfty and learn if posaible the . a e-ssibility of the till in existe noe. Facta of the Society. Tin- Houghton Count) Historical ao ciety and Mining Institute had its apaana evet the old poetegBOS building! i icatt I 'ti Slu ldell streets und its col kctiona included objects bearing on j tin- liistor.v of the Luke Superior rc- tioii from the days of the ancient dwellers, Indiana and explorers. The iii.-oriiorators of the society were It. Sheldeii. R. Kd wards, John Chaaaell. Willi. m Harris. R. M. Hoar. Graham Pope. II S Cltoii. Ceorge I. Hetts K J. Hurlbert. William H. Krus. John H Forster. W. H. Heardlng, James H. K..v . H.-nry It'Aligny. Auatln Mabbs, WHklns Schem k. J. A. Baugaman. John II irlb rt, ! . l.'dward C. Wilson, C. E. Kddle and John g. MoKernan of Houghton; J. N. IrVtght, P. L. Wood ward. William Condon, A. F Leopold. .1 Th unpsoli, S. S. Hobliisoii. It. J. Wood. J A. Close. Hancock; F. J. Mas fen.fM. I S. tit.-r. Franklin. The first officers were. J. H. F. isi. i. i resident: R. Shelden. first vice president; A S. Heatoti. llrst vice president: T. C Flamn r. c.rresponu - Ing secretary: James X. Wright, re cording v. . retary. John Chass. II, sec retary of lb. noard of directors; exe cutive committee. R. Edwards. H. IVAllgnv and Janata R. Roas. The benrd Of directors consisted of .T. H. Forst.r. J. Q. McKernan and ,i. : H Sin Iden. M. 1. S.-nte-r. J. H. Islamlv. R Kdwnrds. It. J. Wood. W. R. Frue. K. J. ITOffltTt. W. H. Heardlng, Al.x Pope. F J. Masten A. S. Heaton, s I Pokintnn. H. n'Aiigny. wniiam tonton. John Mabbs. C. E. Kddic. Ki h: rd Hoar and James R. Boga M.ssrs. William Condon and Graham are the only surviving members of those originally forming the socie ty. THREE YEARS' RECORD. Total of 2474 Persons Brought to Jail Here in Past Three Years. S.i. .. Sheriff livers assumed office three years ago this month there have be.n brought to the lloiight unty Jail a total of parsons, on charges of every description. This number la greater than were brought during the utile four veurs of the minimis! ration if Sheriff livers' predecessor. Sheriff August Hock, the total from January U 19'". to December 11, lMt, on which latt. r date Sin riff Heck's term expired, having been LM.'W. The number for 1S11 was 676, and the average for the three veurs that Mr. Ryers has been sheriff was 625. Thes. figures were compiled this morning by Deputy Vivian. VV VI '''''''',!Ie!e HOUGHTON BREVITIES Kd I'olidelw it, has been appointed ticket agent at the Houghton station oi the t'opp.-r flange, succeeding Qeo. P, I'.alcom. now a dispatcher. Fnited States Naturalization Exam iner Antnony, ponoad through Rough' ton yesterday to attend the opening f circuit court at Kagle River next Mon day. Mrs. C. D. Sh.-ld.-n and R. Skill Shel don, have left for New York, whence Ma y will sail on an excursion around South America. The trip will last three months. A large crowd attended the annual skating party of the iur Roys club of HnbOoM at the Aniphldrome lust night, tin Torch Lake towns contributing a large contingent. Willi, d c. I.ngpre of the Haa: stoi.. slipped and fell on Wednesday las', oa ilv spraining his ankle, which confined him to his borne for a couple of da vs. A marriage lj. ense was issued yes terday by the county clerk to Flb-scr Myttnnon r Tolvola and Kaisa Juntu-n.-n of iskar. Tic funeral of the late Karl Jun hinon, who died recently at llutte, Mont., and whose body arrived here Thursday, will be held Sun 'ay from tb. Paim-sdnle I'lnnlm church under tin- ausptcan of the Knights of Kab va. Interna nt will b- in l-'orest tfltl c-eme-tery. Houghtoii "Ladi. ' Night" will be observed at thi Houghton lub Tueadn) ovonffafj I.. twooi ;::i and file), Albn I '. Rees i luiirmuii of tin- committee on ar i angemcnts. Fifty-tliree sparrow i were brought to Townsliip l.ik Little's OaVco this morning by a boy named James, and a bog ontnlntM the bodies of one hundred and RftJ birds vv-re turned in by a lad named Harrington The boys rOOOlVod bountiea at the rate of two cento a In ml. Harry Deon of Detroit, division fieigb! ag.-nt and Charles If. Jens of Milwaukee, traveling freight agent of tin- para Marouotto, were in Houghton today . nil c alled on local railroad of fices with Qoorgn Williams of tb. c,,p. p. t Bangs. A mat i i a e Hon has been Issued to Joseph Liza I and Teresa KaUgOOg. of ( 'aluinet Papers were filed today with tho COOnt) l. i renew in;,' tin- articles of In. oi -p.. rat ion of the Tamarack Mining ccmpaiiy for another period of thirty ,eara, the original time limit having expired. AN ORATOR ON ORATORY. W. Itoutke I'cic krnn, whose splendid oratory Is the pride of America, wus discussing oratory at a recent dinner. "Th modern style of oratioi." he sab'. "Is very plain, direct and simple. The obl-fashloned, flowery oratory. With its Latin quotations, no longer impresses anyone. "Ol in my early youth. I Introduc ed a cpiotat Inn from Virgil Into a speech "Instantly a shrewd-looking work ingman In the audience shouted: " Tr itisbtter Translate!' ' So I compiled, adding: " The translation is merely a loose one.' , " Tag,' said the workingman, 'loose, but not lucid.' " , whereabouts and i re-cords If the.v an CHAIRMAN SHIELDS EXPLAINS WORK OF THE TAX COMMISSION A Review of the Achievements or This Important Michigan Hoard lousing, MicK. Jan. 13. The follow i dement, uuthoriy.nl b the belaid of state- tax c-oiiimlsKloo. i s and pre oarad bj Chairman Robert H shields, is given for the Information of the public: So many unreliable statements have been glvcg to the public In regard to lb., work and achievements of the iKKird of state tax commission era Lkal we havi ihought It proper to give to the people of the state a brief and re liable review of what this board has accomplished. In 1111 the real estate waa aaoeaaed at f Tn4.4SI.ttg and the personal prop erty at $L1. 299.26.",, a total of 9-J.-; M 11". for the- whole state Winn the board first began its work ill IV.Kl the real e late of the State . as ass. ssed at $v .s.'.s ,11 and the Personal property at 1 1 L'.:!:i).376, or a total for both real and personal of ?9i;s.!V.Ui.7. showing an increase for this ten . ar period of only $H.4.6.ssi in roal estate and an actual decrease In the assessment of personal property id v ! :!.:. !i(i:i and -how n .... a in t Increase ot the whole- assessable property In the state for the tin years mentioned of only lS.tkf.fT. In l'Ml the real .state of the state seased nt $1.4S I .T:tS.7".r and the peri nu! property at $41 L:t. 003. or a total ..f tl.k9K.0.r.7.:F.V This wan an in- rease over 1899 tn real estate assess ments of MIMIMM, and an increase in personal property assessment of :7:i.3C.U'-'7. of a total incie-a.se- of $929, ';s.L'71. In 1H99 the total assessment of all credits was approximately f.'tt.OOO.OOO. The- total of yearly avera;;e assessment of all credits since 1NH9 is ItS.UgJfA an increase in this single- item of $7-',- .ooo. This incre ase has be en brought about e ntirely through the activity v tbe tax commission, by furnishing iu f . .1 uiatie.n t. the vurioits assc sing olll- cets of tin- state, and by an actual re view of a i oiisbleratilc propeiition of tin- prope rty assessed. Local Assessors Assisted. In various and numerous ways the commission has been of great asoist- an .- to Co- local as.-i ssors. I-or m- ;.!!,., .very assess. i,g ollicer in the fiirni-l.. .1 yearly with a list of all mortgage- credits a--. sable in bis llOtrtct, With the, name of the OWnOr. Tilis information have had to col lect from the educe oi tho various reg isters of doodg In tl slate, and ulso from countleaO) bnnjdaring on Michigan in Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin. In addition to this the- commission com-pHi-s and l'urtiiKhi :i lo the- asse ssing oltlcers each year the value- of all per sonal property assemble to edate-s. i itln r those of Tiered e-nts or poraona under guardianship. The assessable lunik value of nil bank slock in tin- state is ulso com piled ami s.-nt to the assessing uTllcers in lin iigtlif 1 u l.i n taxable-. As there' are- live h und reel ami twenty five banks and trust . on.panii s in the- state-, whose sto.-k Is subjec t to assessment, and thoiiKiiids of Htocklwdders. the detail of this Work is ve ry extensive-. Ami Further ai an old to assessing i fibers the commission sends out v early a copy l the- r-ort llleel by ev- e-fy corporation ,u Hie state having taxable property. These- re-potts show the amount of apital stock, value- id real estate, value- of personal chattels, credits and amounts of Indebtedness both seemed and unseenre-d, the as sessable beiok values of the personal bOing OomgUtOd anel aJBXed to the re pot 1. W hile niativ ass. ssilig eill'u e-rs follo.v tin s,- reports ipiite closely in theur us-si-cssments, others seemingly pay little. If any, attention to the information given. The- numbe r of reMirts so pre pared annually exceeds six thousand. It iH this ud visoo information supple-ine-nt.d by the- individual work of On board in the holding of reviews which counts for tin- increase- of Iff pi i ce nt in the amount of pe rsonal proper ty assessed in eleven years work ol I In- OOtncniOOion as compared w ith an actual loss of ! per cent In the amount of personal property uosessed In the pre vious te-n years. Assessment of Mines. The property ol the mining compan ies has been aubjectad to personal ex amination ami valuation by the board, the- present assessment being 16!, lOl.efSJ as compared with an assess mi nt ten y.-ars prevtooo at MgS.M4. It should b. i einenibet e-d thai be tWOOg Mar.lt INI and August 1, 1911, the commission waa re-strlcted by amendments to the law both In the number of empioyeea it could engage and as to its authority to act on the ass. sun ni mad by local ofTIc ers. The commission could only act alter it had received written oomgktlnt from a local taxpayer. Heovever, the cotn- plainta received were ggJBcIent to ke ep tb,. foiee- at the command of the board busy every year during the time v i 1 1 1 1 1 ) which :: M-vsments could be ef f acted, Iuring ibis period upwards of I c v e iity-five re views we-ii- In Id in dlf feront parts of the state', ranging from the property of a single Individ ual In a given district to the entire prop, rtv of town hips and cities. There has been some criticism of the Work of tile c o ill m I ivSion , and the state ment has been made- that not enough attention has been paid to the proper ty of corporations. They forget that all c orsratlons must first be assessed by the- local assessing olllcers Indore his commission can act, excepting in tin a -c n railroad, express, telegraph nnl telephone . . m pan tea, ear loaning rar i omgnatann As a mat-te-r of fact, tin c unmiafdon has plae esl before eac h a.-se- ing officer yearly the bust obtainable Information at Its com ma nd . ..n el inn. i In asse -'sable- v alua t en of the- e-oi uoi rfti- propery of the elate, and w hem d . oinpiaiiit h is boon made In regard to the assess ment of any corporation .the- same has. been duly investigated ai d the- prop erty placet! at c asii value by the board Much Detad Work. In the year 19(17. in addition to the re gular work eif the board, u transe rlpt eit all mortgages tlleel for record with in the state, was secured ami the same c lassiflcel as reside nt, non-reside nt, bank. Insurance, building and loan, trust etc., the total amount being over llteeggcjgfg. This in itsdf required :i very large amount of detail work. The object in obtaining this information was to place senile- reliable data before the- legislature- in anticipation of a I henge In the law relative to the as sessments of tlds class of property. Within the last six years the commis sion has twice made an appraisal of all the property in tin- sun. , The llrst was made tor the state board of equal ization of 19U6. ami the- second for the same- board which met last year. Very few can a .pi e-elate- the vast amount of detail work necessary to make an appraisal of all the property In the state'. The last appraisal in volved the handling of over 400,IH0 re-cords of real .state transfers, gQB tiring the assessments of the same and the verification eif consideration! as far as possible-, also the examination of per sonal property to such an extent us the sann- .ould bo done with the limited force available and within the time limit. Rut we are- free to state that aa a re-suit of this weirk the last equaliza tion made by tin- state- board of e-epial-izjilioti was the most equitable In the' history eif the state. The law extending the authority of the board and authorizing the employ ment of a greater number of assist ants went bale effect August 1, 1911. Many people see-in to think that under the new law increasing- the powers of the commission, the ceiinmisslon has the right at any time- to take posses sion of the assessment rolls and ad just valuations at once. This is not so. Tin- coauniaplon has htrtadlietlon only after the board of reviews adjourn in June, und until the tax rolls huve been turtu d over to the tre.asuie-r for the collection of taxes In the eurly fall, and the notice must be given in every bnatgang to every taxpayer whose gg fa'ssnie-nl is to be- reviewed. Much Property Re-Assessed. Notwithstanding all th.. .1. tails n.-e essaiy. preparatory to the holding e.l a review In accordance with the law, sii-e-e- that date the- begird has TO MB and the e-ity of Alpe na, the e-., un ty of f'harlevedx. the townships of Lar kln, Oeneva and Wurren In Midland county. The y have- also reasse ss. , I all the- iron mining properties in the counties of Marepiette. I licklnson. Iron und Hog.'ble, and have- added to the ns- I nam OB t roll .since that data thi sum of $7.r..000,000. In I X It '. the per Oggg of personal property to real e state- ass, sseel was H.6C per cent. Through the work of the- coininlsBlem. as above- outlined, tl.. Proportteg or personal property as- sessed is now U per cent. Persona! property has gOOg iin reas, I m.' , . c ent anel real estate- has be e n Increase .1 over 79 per cent Rctween the years 190ri ami 1910. when the hands of the commission Were prac tiially tied, tg.org was an in e lease in the ass. sse el value- of i. al estate eif )1 1 9,79a, una and of personal MMIMtlt en- a total of $ i r..:::ioM). iur commission Is continually called Bg by the ilirfe-rent state- depart nu n t s for information of various kinds. Th. te -,-nt tax inquiry commission obtain ed all the Ir data from the- 1lles of our oflic .-. and with it our most e-xpe -ri.-in N d assistants. This ttOM alone must hav. resulted In the saving ,,r thousands ol dollars to the state Rut tin- above- is only a part of the we, ii ,,r the cewnmls-slon. In addition to all this, as a state bourd of asse-ss-"s. iii iic h time- ami thought und labor must be- given to the- appraisal of the rPl railroad c ompanies, 70 car loading coinpanie s. 7 express companies and IM telegraph ami telephone c.uiip.ii. les. No Political Considerations. Without explaining all the details of the work requiriel in the- proper Ba ses men t of these properties, vve- will only give the amount of taxes paid by these various companies the y.ar before the' commission was organized Bad the amount pjahl lasi y . ar. ) N I . R a i I r o a d Com I'wn'frs $1.4s:t.!iot; "ar loaning com panies 9 Kxpress compan 191(1. $4,:iitiii IMN 30,086 446.CGK ies Te lephone- and U I wrnph conipan lea (11M8) Hi. I IS, In.' $l.G49,17.r 14i?Jt This represents an Increase e, $;c . 1'0X.!I(). In the- inplov nn nt of Its In In I...11, In the ortb e and in the Held, the tax nmaniegejao bases its ggtioa aautratj upon the gutlliflcations of the li.rx.n appointe el. Political e onslde-lnlioi a,. not enter into the- ipiestion at all. We huve- now among the- for. ,- some- ,.f the ""' ' ' M. i b n. e-.l men in taxation mat ters that .an I tain, -d anywhere The- very nature of the- work .if im- sesslng oflh-e rs makes It a fertile field lor Indiscriminate- .rltlclsm; an.l f..i 'bo rgaaag the above fans havi kgga uss mbb d aim given to the public with the- hope- that I he n Milt Will he- a b ar. er undcrstandinK ami a be-tte-r Um.wl eslge e.l the- work done- and re sult ; ae-- ColllplislllHl v 11 1 oaa 1 on nn a barrel with t.. n... ki it llghte? Holea Whsl do we. ofn-n catch but ne ver s. e A pastern 1 emai k. David's Dream Woman She Materialized Into a Reality By CLARISSA MACKIE Copyright by American Press Asso ciation. 1911. I av id Wright paused on the coruer waiting- for a chance to cross the crowded thoroughfare. it waa lttte afternoon, and lower Broadway was teeming with pedestrians ntiel vehicles. Above the cottier where he waited tow ertni the eighteen stories of the tall bulldlug where his offices were situa ted. He Und Just left thetu for thi IgJi and OB hud gladly close-d the door on tin ir sul-elueel bum and bustle. Life seemed very stale and dull to Pa rid Wiigfct today. Pa ft ft en was tired from a long and busy rl Mt.nllcatlon to hard work, although he had alwavs thrived mightily on hard won. Parhapa it was um ratner iooo ly life he led in his handsome bac helor quarters, for he was without any near relative Indeed, he had never known the real meaning of n home, for he hud been orphaned while he was a mere child and had spent DBOBt of his youth bonis and other piaeaa of in boardln learning. Now that his business was a succors, he hud no 11011! to BMlkfl DO It money. lie could not spemd his Income by half, . iSd he thought wistfully of traveling. but somehow, back within his Inner con-c iousne ss. he had a hazy mental picture of himself tiavetlng about tho WQi'ld in u leisurely fashion, but ho was never algga. Always bggtda Mm there stood a woman's form. She was always small and dainty, and she was gowned in gray. Hut who she was he never know. She hud DO identity, but he felt that she must be Um woman who was to be his wife some day. 80 he delayed trip to Europe or Um far east, se.-ietly. though half denying it to his abashed self, waiting feir his traveling companion. "She will have to come nlnng pn-ttv soon." he sinileel whimsically to him self, "or I'll be too old and iuflrOD to travel in anything except a wheeled , he was out of tho hospital, and as Dr. cbnir." Lawtou had not visited him for several Just then th policeman's whistle days, tho house doctor having looked soutxh'd and there was a way clear to 1 g .,n gfgj the last week of his stay, llroadway. Davlel Wright took one David sought the physician's office as tap forward to the street, then an- I soon as be left the institution, other, slipped and fell, the ba. k of his ( Hhlding his taxicab wait he fairly head striking tho sharp edge of the ran up the steps to the doctor's office curbstone. lui(j fumed impatiently while be wait- After thnt he could not recollect ed his turn for a consultation, what happened. "Out again V" laughed the doctor. Suddenly he awoke nnd tries) to sit gripping his hand warmly, "I always ui) in the white boagiUJ bed. but bis asy bfjag man Is the best nurse head rooted figajty, and h sank bad; Mlg is. Keeling pretty fit now?" on the pillow. "(.rent," returned David, and then -Ah." breathed the nurse's aoft voice without roaUalag hav strangely bis at eloae beside htm, and he fett an arm tlni(le lool.tld to tho doctor who haJ beneath bta shoulders, and be was half ,..,,,... hta nilIv na n nilW B41f nn. c 1 1 ' I 1 'en 10 a Mining poiure. llll'll soiui'body sat down on the edge of bis 1.. ..I .....1 1.1 . - ....1 1.. ouppo.ecu iu ..u outstretclie'd hand. ., ,. . . ., , , ,, It was all done skillfully nnd quickly. nn,t lev l.,e Mm. l,.,v..t ..." M. ' ... . . . there was glass of stimulant at his lips, and as he swallowed it In Uttlo sips ills dizziness cleared away, lcav- I ing n sickening pain In Its wake. Leaning over the low railing ut the ' foot of the bed was his own physician, WBti bigg him with relieved eyes. "What happened, doc'.'" asked David, I with a wnvcrlttg smile at tbo kindly j face of his friend. "Slip up on the pavement, nnd a crack on the back of your head," re turned Dr. Lawtou, coming around and re liev ing 1 en id's prop. "A cood rest up her., won't do you nny harm, I "About Elsie Hceiuan?" asked tho Wright." His skillful Bngera touched i doctor. n,s twinkling. "la a fel tho sore snot on tho back Of David's low interested?" head. He made one or two sugges- "Of course. Who wouldn't be? Viho Hons to tho nurse', who stood in tho I ,s thai Whore does she live?" ba kirrnuiul, ami. with n final laughing "Elsie Iloeman is the daughter of an Injuiu tion to his patient, the doe-tor ' nl,l friend of mine. When she finished loft promising to return in a few boarding school she found herself hours. an orphan without much money and After thnt fever sot in. and it wns so ability to earn money for ber sevoral dnys before Dnvid Wright was j tt, Eirst she learned stenography able to sit up once more, weaker, but 11,1,1 w'oiit into an architect's office, qulto free from pain. His private I Come to think of it, I believe it was room in the hospital was pleasant and I yoi'r ollli-e, eh'r" sunshiny and so high up that the "I knew I'd seen that golden hair noises from the street came up iu a ' nnu" those hands someevhere," cried subdued, pleasant blur of sound. i David triumphantly. "I dare say she At Inst ho lifted his -onrv eyes ntid sa down In my office and I looked at looked at the nurse who bad so pg. her lovely hair and hands while I dic tlently nttended him during his sick- tnted to her." ness. He hnd alwnys been eonsoiotw "It looks very much as if you of her soothing presence, oven when yearned to give' her the opportunity his fever was nt Its height, nnd she to dictate to you the rest of your life." ...... .u,,,..-ei in ui mum with , the dream woman who wns his trnv elltig companion In those day dreams thnt hnd been his for several years. no watched her now ns she bualed hnl'aie In o, ... m .. I . ..ULU.,-a c.iun urn witn soft masses of wnvlng golden hnir pale gold shot with deeper tints. Her eyes were hnzol. nnd the whlt lids were fringed with dnrk lashes, and the line of her Tnhm a-.,. and finely nn-hod ftiMa r.,.i i i .. uai u David had known very few women. end he wntched this one with Increaa u ?n. to hls nm he sa,(1 vlnc inir aWhrht Thmo - iinK'J': 't must come out thla wnv aft- ing delight about the poise of her bond, especially wnen sne Dent It low. U0 nnmohn. know thnt her hair was n-.r.ed T though tho little white cap M the parting from view, and the lovolv hnnds looked familiar too M-'.d he ever seen her before He could not recollect. He did not even know her name. The doctor cnlbyl her "nurse." and so David addressed ht anressed "Nurse." be s-jid In a voice singular- ce8ingulor. 7 DON WORRY WANE ADS. WIEE HELP OUT ly weak, "bow much longer muat I at ay bete?" she turned her lovely, startled eyes iron him and came to the bed. "1 few weeks longer," ahe smiled down at hlin. "You see. you've been work ing too bard, Mr. Wright, aud the blow on your bead was really a mer ciful accideut. aa it has roaalted in your taking a rest. Now. I believe there is some medicine due you." After he had tuken it David turned thoughtful eyes upoto her. "Where have! I seen you before?" bo naked bluntly. "J lave you ever seen me before?" ahe asked demurely, and thou the doctor came In and there wan uot another op portunity to repeat the question. As the days passed in a convalescence that was nn entirely new and delight ful fgneiieaoe for David Wright be did not usk his nurse where be had Been her before. He was quite auro that he know that really she was bla dregm woman, for now whenever bo thought of tho long vacation he was to take traveling through nil of the coun tries he longed to visit the face of the woman who went with him as bis wife wus none other than the beautiful hos pital nurse w hose name be did uot even know. "It is fhta," he murmured to himself one day. I Tb.. ve The very next day there waa a new agree in attendance, nud be was lui- Bg fHateij alarmed. "Where is my nurse?" ho asked anx loe, ly of the. older, plainer woman who hud tuken her place. "Miss Hoemnti? She has goue," said 1," T0", pi lips. m e.cua-: ivui iui uoei. run- 1 la s a 1 . 1 ; the institution, has ahe?" demanded David from his chair by the wludow. "Y ; she was dismissed." said the unprofessional garrulity. David frowned. "Dismissed? What has she done?" "0b, she made a mistake. She is too nervous aud high strung for a nurso anyway. It is u rule of the hospital in such Caaei fr!Mfl the mistake Is a seri ous one to dismiss t!:e offender." "And It wus a fatal mistake it cost a life?" asked David pityingly. "Oh. no. lagged! Hut it might have pt o. fj fatal if the patient had been In u precarious conUlfJoa. But it is best to avoid any such possibility," said the taw nurse coldly, and then she changed the subject. It was astonishing bow rapidly Da vid Wright recovered ufter the depar ture of at lag Heemnn. In three days tahsed bgcheJeg of thirty odd years ho burst out. "Of course you kuow she wa dismls8eUi AiM: 1 Hnrk , v. . ... , . Who? Not Miss Beeman?" it,ih 1 .1 ' InVid 1,011(10,1 theI1 W?nt 0H to relate what tho uew nurse bud told him. Dr. Lnwton shook his head regret fully. "I'm downright sorry." he said soberly. "Poor little Elsie! I told ber aha was not strong enough to tackle musing, proud little witch has not been nenr me since. 1 must go up there and see what I can do." He innili- inetnoruiiduin on bis desk cal endar, und David wutcbed hlin hun grily. You might tell a fellow something "bout her, he blurted forth at last sum the doctor. David Wright blushed. "I do-go on, doctor, and tell me the rest" "She found she wasn't fitted for of- hee work, nnd she wanted to try nurs- man Is fitted to flll-sbo's one of the women who nro born to be wives and mothers, tier place la in the home. Duvld." l.e ner ma home. and. please tl. . . i : ... o i , . - wen maivO imp tmrpfhor " ooll i in r i,i .nui. . . . . .r "o.T-iiiio.v. i nin ed h mm r u I . - " iiiuci i unec iiincieei niV ili-nn m i . "ouiiiu noouc four venrs , 7; Mkd have been the Uae 'IS. WUS wo,kJnK tor me and I ' now !t 8he made her Imprea 8,011 "pon m? the same What SiS!l 1 Wns!" ' "Vld Wr1Rht hastened his J10'"" Wtj, for Dr. Lawton had 1 Mm to E,,e ( mnn thnt evening, nnd there waa a fair ST"00 hN AtmU womnn m,ht become a wife In reality after all -THE NEWS