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Palestine daily herald. [volume] (Palestine, Tex.) 1902-1949, March 18, 1910, Image 6

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An Indignant
P By A M
A lean grizzled man shouldered his
way through the anxious crowd gath
ered In knots In the Madison bank
and without knocking strode Into the
presidents private office
Are you the president of the
bank he asked a dapper little man
seated before a large rollertop desk
Mr Amherst stared superciliously
over the rim of his glasses I am
he said with icy deliberation
The lean man picked up a chair and
set it down with a thump at the side
of the desk Well I want er talk to
Im sorry but Im too busy be
gan Mr Amherst
The lean man hit the desk a blow
that Jarred several pens from a holder
Your business will have to wait he
said Youre goin to listen
Mr Amherst glanced nervously
toward the door but the stranger cut
oft that means of escape Well of
course sir if
Just listen Ill do the talkln
said the lean man I lived on a farm
Mr Amherst until I was 20 years old
During them years I did more work
than you and your ancestors have
done In a century but I determined
Id get away from the farm and I
saved every cent I could get with that
Idea in view
One day after ten years savin I
found I had 100 Think of it ten
years to save 100 Well I came here
and got a job in a small grocery store
I knew how to work and save and In
five years I bought that store When
it was mine I worked harder than
ever I wanted to buy a bigger store
In town
In another Ave years I had 3000
just the amount I had set my heart
on Then the bank I had my money
In broke I didnt get anient
That hit mighty hard but I kept
my spunk up and started all over
again 1 was 30 years old then Im
40 now and Ive saved 3000 again
during the last ten years
That 3000 Is In this bank Mr
Amherst and Ive come for It I
want my money
Mr Amherst took off his glasses with
trembling fingers and wiped them on
a fine cambric handkerchief I as
sure you my dear sir that you will
get every cent of your money Just
now owing to some complications we
are not honoring checks but the bank
Is as solid as Gibraltar
Thats what they told me before
the lean man said slowly But I dont
want promises What I want Is my
Mr Amherst looked longingly
toward the door But of course my
dear sir you cant be preferred to the
other depositors he faltered
The lean man rose abruptly to his
feet and kicked back his chair Ive
said all Ive got to say now I want
my money Now do you understand
The lean man was glaring down
fiercely One of his hands rested on
the desk and opened and closed con
vulsively Mr Amherst noticed that
It was brown and knotty and seemed
to have a powerful grip
Ill Ill call the cashier and you
can talk it over with him Mr Am
herst stammered
Youll do nothing of the kind
Youll get me that money yourself
three thousand dollars or therell be
one less grafter in this world in a
few minutes
Mr Amhersts cheeks blanched and
he ran his fingers tremblingly along
the corners of his mouth The lean
man suddenly took a step backward
and thrust his right hand Into a hip
Ill get the money Mr Amherst
Through a passageway reached by
an inner door of the office Mr Am
herst made his way to the vault the
lean man at his elbow A few min
utes later they were back In the of
fice and one of the lean mans pock
ets was bulging Picking up a piece
of paper he scribbled a few words on
it and handed It to Mr Amherst My
It read Received from John Am
herst 3000 sum of my deposits
John Wilson
At the door he paused and looked
back with a smile Take my advice
and be honest hereafter in your bank
ing business he said
A moment later the door swung
open again and Mr Amherst pale and
nervous came out and threaded his
way to the receiving tellers cage
How much has John Wilson got
deposited here he asked
John Wilson the tellers expres
sion became vacant I never heard
of him
For a moment Mr Amherst stood
as if dazed Wheeling heMashed back
to his office burst through the door
and snatched up the telephone
Give me police headquarters he
Ragged Edges
The prominent citizen was rather
proud of his standing in the com
And do you know he said when
1 first came to this town I had hardly
a rag to my back
The man who was not so prominent
shrugged his shoulders
Whan I first came to this town
he said I aotually didnt have a rag
to my back
You are Joking said the piomi
nent citizen
Not at all said the citizen who
was not so prominent seriously 1
was born here Illustrated Bits
To Do the Thing In Style Will Set
Papas Bank Account Back a
Few Thousand Dollars
at the Least
New York has a tradition that all
debutantes must be brought out in No
vember and December There jnust be
no leftoveis for January which is
the month of the ball and the dinner
In London or Paris there are some
times six or seven dances in one even
Ing during the season says a writer
in Vogue People pass from one to
another showing themselves for a
few minutes here having supper
there and perhaps appearing at an
other place before going home
In Paris I believe the dances given
for debutantes are called bals blancs
and at them there are many chaper
ons for a French girl as a rule is sel
dom left alone with a man However
today I hear that the rules are less
rigid than they were in the last gen
The bal blanc is not as tiresome
perhaps as the reception Invariably
held in New Yoik in the afternoon
but the lastnamed entertainment is
at least a meeting place for old
friends As a rule there are too many
invited the rooms are apt to be close
and the refreshments are somtlmes on
too liberal a scale
Champagne is a wine to be taken
moderately at dinner at supper or at
wedding receptions otherwise it is
not the best form to serve it before
candles are lighted when punch
orangeade and mineral waters are
quite sufficient
The luncheon for debutantes Is a
new idea and novelties are not as
thick as autumnal leaves in a Val
Iambrosa Each city has its assembly
or Its series of dances and years ago
grls who came out only in this way
that is without any special entertain
ment being given for them were said
to have made their debuts by subscrip
tion It was a cruel way of putting it
but at any rate every girl is now de
termined to have a separate entertain
ment whether it is a simple tea a
large crush reception with the usual
dinner and theater to the receiving
party or a dance
It is naturally quite an expensive
undertaking because there are so
many Items to be considered especial
ly in small households when a force
of extra people must be called In to
provide an awning music flowers
refreshments a man to call carriages
and footmen or special servants And
when In addition to this a party to
the play is given with dinner before
supper and dancing afterward extra
motors and other expenses it is diffi
cult to bring out a young girl well
that is tos say in the best New York
fashion without spending a few thou
sand dollars And this does not in
clude gowns
Gibbon on Fame
Edward Gibbon the historian waB
not one to underestimate the pleasures
of Intellectual occupation or the value
of literary fame I have drawn a
high prize in the lottery of life h
wrote in his autobiography I am dis
gusted with the affectation of men of
letters who complain that they have
renounced a substance for a shadow
and that their fame affords a poor
compensation for envy censure and
My own experience has taught me a
very different lesson twenty happy
years have been animated by the la
bors of my history and Its success has
given me a name a rank a character
in the world to which I should other
wise not have been entitled
DAlembert relates that as he was
walking in the gardens of Sans SoucI
with the king of Prussia Frederick
said to him Do you see that old wom
an a poor weeder asleep on that sunny
bank She is probably a more happy
being than either of us
The king and philosopher mayspeak
for themselves for my part I do not
envy the old woman Youths Com
Will Women Abandon Love
Gertrude Atherton the novelist has
been writing for Harpers Bazar on
The Woman In Love In her first
two papers Mrs Atherton discusses
those women in history whose love
episodes have been the most striking
thing about them In her third paper
however not yet published she makes
some predictions concerning the place
that love will take in the future Mrs
Atherton does not go so far as Mrs
Belmont who predicts that there will
be a war between the sexes due to
the fact that men will not give wom
en the suffrage Mrs Atherton be
lieves and states however that from
now on the love element will be a far
less vital thing in womens lives than
it has been heretofore She thinks
that the broadening out of feminine
interests the entrance of women into
new fields the intellectual develop
ment of women are all factors which
will fill womens lives to the compara
tive exclusion of that other factor
which heretofore has been supposed
to be her whole existence
His Money
How did he make his money
Out of several Important inven
I didnt know he was an Inventor
He isnt He employs a lawyer
who can draw papers that Beem to
mean what they dont
At the door of her schoolroom Miss
Heath the teacher was met by a
breathless little girl
George did It she cried He just
grabbed it and chased around the
room with it and v
I did not shouted Gebrge It
wasnt me any moren anybody else
Anyhow it was broke Arid if Jim
mie hadnt chased me
Be quiet George said the be
wildered teacher Whats broken
Why the the you know the
It was broke all the time inter
rupted George
George leave the room Now Mar
garet what Is it J
Margaret pointed unable to speak
to the bracket which contained the
statue of the Flying Mercury
Whats the matter with it asked
the teacher whose rapid glance failed
to discover anything tamlss
Robert jumped nimbly on the steam
pipes and with a swift movement de
capitated the statue holding the head
dramatically toward the teacher
Thats whats the matter said he
Them kids neednt say they didnt do
it because everybody In the room saw
Many heads nodded a vigorous af
Well they neednt blame it all on
me if I did take it down for Ernie
and Jim did just as much yelled
George from the door
The teacher waved him majestical
ly back As his tearstained face was
withdrawn from sight he shook a
threatening fist at Robert who still
held the head in his hand
We wont take up any more time
now said the teacher but of course
the fiddler must be paid I suppose
in this case that the fiddler will have
to be paid by your fathers I think
a boy is pretty mean that has all the
fun and leaves the bill for the fiddler
to be paid by somebody else The
Mercury must be replaced by Mon
day Any boy who had anything
whatever to do with breaking this one
must be honorable enough to pay his
share toward getting another
Would you call laughing atthem
when they were chasing around hav
ing anything to do with it asked
Robert intense anxiety in his coun
Decide among yourselves at re
cess replied the teacher Talk It
over as gentlemen should
During recess another teacher said
to Miss Heath Youd betterjgo and
look after your boys or first thing you
know youll have a perfectly good boy
charged up to your accountfTOuldnt
decide whether it was a riot or
carnival but George as usual was
Miss Heath however found that the
trouble had blown over for the time
being An noon an indignant trio
stopped to talk to her
They say me and Ernie and Jim
are the most to blame because we ran
around the room complained George
but we wouldnt have run around so
long if they hadnt jollied us and then
I wouldnt have bumped against the
desk and fallen down and dont you
think they ought to help pay the fid
AndnMIss Heath dont you think
that when it was George that took
Merkery down he ought to pay the
most asked Ernie
I have nothing to say replied
Miss Heath I told you to decide
like gentlemen Were you three
boys most to blame
They say we were said George
What do you think insisted Miss
Well I guess we were said Jim
I didnt care so much anyway Ive
got ten cents and It wont cost
moren 25
It cost three dollars said Miss
Heath Impressively
Three dollars shrieked George
For an old statoo with no clothes on
him and one leg broke off Why
didnt you make the kid that broke
There there said Miss Heath
with dignity Get a new one cheap
er if you can but thats what I paid
for the one you broke
Later in the day she found this note
on her desk
Dear Miss Heath If we get a
stature we will break off his leg Just
like the other We wont give a good
one for a old one it aint fair Re
spectfully yours ORGE
The teacher wrote in reply
My Dear George There was once
a man named Shylock who wanted a
pound of flesh from near the heart of
a man who owed him some money but
who could not pay The judge told
him to take it but if he cut the small
est piece more than his pound he
would be severely punished
Break the leg off if you wish to do
so Affectionately
We were only fooling said
Oeorge next day We couldnt cut It
Just exactly off Jim said he bet he
could but me and Ernie said we
wouldnt be in it Were going to earn
the money I bet I wont have any
more fiddlers to pay And Miss
Heath wont you please read us some
thing about Skylark He was fierce
wasnt he Gee Think of cutting a
pound of meat off a man
The Contrary Case
That man they have just ejected
from the hall is the very opposite of i
How j
Hi fill of fire after they put hi
i ii > American
Description of His Improved Condition
Raised High Hopes in Listener
Until the Last Sentence
of His Talk
To a hotel noted for Its baths for
the cure of rheumatism came a wom
an who at once made the acquain
tance of every person apparently for
the sole purpose of telling them her
imaginary aiiirents hearing them tell
about their own and discussing at
great length the curative properties of
the springs
She made a particular victim of an
old man who being of a somewhat
retiring silent temperament was ex
tremely annoyed by her questions and
oftiepeated tales of woe
Finally one morning when he was
taking a sunbath on the terrace sur
rounded by a few congenial acquain
tances the Woman approached inflict
ed upon him a renewal of her tire
some conversation and exhausted hi3
patience His opportunity for revenge
came quickly
Mr Ladd said she settling weak
ly Into a chair we have had so man
pleasant discussions about our suf
ferings and yet not half so pleas
ant as they might have been because
Ive been so frightfully racked with
these tenible pains Why I looked
into the glass this morning and you
haveno Idea how pale I was I scarce
ly knew myself But what I wanted
to ask you was this What do yoii
think of these baths Have you any
faith In them And this climate par
ticularly and this air
Madam replied the old man I
cannot speak so surely about the
baths but there is no doubt about the
climate and the air I can truthfully
say I feel at home here Why wnen
I first came here I weighed leas by
more than 50 pounds
I could hardly raise an arm above
my head I could not speak an intelli
gible word I never left my bed with
out being lifted from it by strong
arms and my hands were so useless
that I could not pick up a knife and
fork Most of my days I spent half
conscious or asleep upon my back
and I did not take any interest in the
conversation of my nurse
You can see now that I have a lit
tle hair When I came to this town
there was not a spear of it on my
head I needed attention night and
day I was so weak and helpless that
a child of four years might have chok
ed me to death without Its being in
my power to resist That was when
I first came here
Gracious cried the woman ex
citedly You give me so much hope
How long have you been here When
did you first come
Madam answered the old man
solemnly I was born here
The Nations SkullMaking
Scientists like poets can be dlth
ramblc and rhapsodical and lead gov
ernments Into publishing works of fic
tion In the guise of reports of investi
gations So while admitting to the
full all that the American environ
ment does in affecting and modifying
the inner being mental outlook and
social customs of the many races
which come from abroad it will be
with considerable skepticism that
ethnologists read the latest report of
the immigration bureau on quickly at
tained physical modifications noted in
immigrants to this country or at
least that portion of the report which
seems to show that structural changes
follow mere living in this country
owing to better nutrition etc Of
course where there are intermarriages
and a blending of types in parents It
It to be expected and Is visible to
the most careless observer But after
all what we are more concerned with
Is the Americanizing of the contents
of the skull American hatters and
milliners can be depended on to pro
duce hats to lit any shape of head
Dr Glennons Repartee
Perhaps among none of the thou
sands who will shake the archbishops
hand and extend felicitations on the
occasion of his silver jubilee in the
priesthood are there any more loyal
friends than the newspaper folk Few
of the craft wheii on occasion the
exigencies of the profession have
made their curiosity in affairs of state
embarrassing have not been dis
patched genially and tactfully with a
Joke Its the archbishops way
Whether he is Jollying a crowd of
the guests at Father Dempseys hotel
kidding a congregation of little
newsies or taking down the Impor
tance of some grave and reverend fa
ther or joking the affected dignity
of some captain of Industry or teas
ing the supercilious small talk of
some fashionable maid or matron of
society or laying genial encourage
ment on the distressed and pious old
lady by laughing her out of her trou
ble the archbishop of St Louis never
lacks for his repartee St Louis Re
Master Joseph arent you ashamed
to get Into such a condition Suppose
anyone found you outside like this
Servant Its all right sir I al
ways have one of your cards on me
Reminded Him of Her
8he What doeB the sea remind you
of most
He Of you
She flattered Why
H Because Its never still
A LucKy Dog
Come here ye little runt an tell
us why ye shook de gang And with
a fierce growl the big mongrel cur
pounced upon the little yellow pup
sending him rolling over on his back
Well lemme up ye big tub o
nothln an Ill tell yelibout it Quit
I tell ye before ye muss me ribbon
What d ye mean anyway wearin
a ribbon like one o them swell pups
Whered ye get it
Me missus gimme that And meb
be ye tink I aint a swell pup See
that big house up on de hill Well
thats me home allrlghty Sure it is
Oh I done made good all right all
right Ye see I been ahangin round
there a week or more Folks didnt
take to me much at first Threw
tings at me every time I showed up
but I didnt care feedin was pretty
good so what did a few kicks amount
to Was used to that
Well after I got pretty well fed
up I kinder took a shine to th young
lady o th house Say shes a pippin
She didnt hanker after my society
but of course she couldnt be throvin
tings at me all th time She gives
up after awhile an her and me has
some good times walkln round to
gether Sometimes she had a feller
with her but I didnt like that so
well cause they can throw bettern
women There was ofle guy I was
fraid of though Stayed there at th
house her brother I tink Heard
lm say he was goin t get rid o that
cur if he had f shoot im So you
betcher life I stayed out o his way
I was beglnnin t think mebbe I
had better hike out fore he did shoot
me an was layln awake late in th
inght thinkin bout it when I saw a
guy come asneakinJn th gate Id
never seen Im before an he didnt
look good to me I knowed he wasnt
callin on nobody cause they was all
In bed by that time So when he
comes up bout half way in th yard
an whistles kinder low I lets out a
yelp an hikes fer th front step bark
in to beat th band Then I heard th
brother cuss an say he was goin to
fl me so Ivshut up
From under th step I heard th
front door open an I tell ye I was
scared some till I heard th rattle of
skirts an then I knowed it was me
missus She come out In th yard an
called th guy Tom she says is
it you
Hurry up th guy says Im fraid
that cur has aroused them jMy ma
chines right out here an well be
away in a jiffy
Well before they had a chance t
get away here comes th brother bust
in through th door ahuntin me
But when he seen them two out in th
yard he forgot all about me
Elizabeth he says what ye do
in with that grip An who is this
with you Then when he seen th
guy good he grabs im by th collar
an begins akickin him
Ill show ye show to come round
here lopln with my sister he yells
Tom Scanlon ye dirty thief if ye
dont get out o here in about a min
ute Ill have ye sent to th peniten
tiary just as sure as I live An dont
ye know that guy just hustled down
th walk an jumped in his machine
an was gone fore ye could say Jack
Then th brother turned to th lady
an his voice didnt sound mad like it
did when he was talkln to th guy
Sis he says ye must excuse me
fer buttln In but I Just couldnt help
it Ye see I know that feller an
there aint a dirtier scoundrel In th
city than he is I thought I ought t
let ye know bout im then If ye want
t go on its up to you
Well she cried a little then she
asked im not t tell nobody an said
she didnt want nothln more t do
with th guy if he was that sort An
as they was agoin to th house I
heard th brother say An It was all
on account o th little dog
Ye betcher life I stand ace high
with th lady an her big brother all
right an what they say goes with
the rest of ra
But say I gotter goT Shell be
worryin bout me if I aint Johnny on
the spot at eatln time Bring th
gang round some time an Ill set em
The United Biothorhood of Caipen
eis and Joiners now has 1S5000
neinbeis in good standing
The Boot and Shoq Workers have
laid nut 6GG29 in sick benefits dur
Ins the last fiscal year
The union stablemen of San Fran
isco Cal have started a movement
igainst unsanitary stables
The Alaska Fishermens Union has
iccently decided by vote to affiliate
with the San Francisco labor council
Union metal woikeis in Italy num
ber eight thousand Owing to trade
depression the membership has fallen
from ln IOO
A labor party has recently been or
ganized in Tomoto Ontario and it is
getting into shape to take an active
part in the next municipal campaign
with the exceptation of electing a
number of candidates from thej
of Iabor to municipal offices
The recent convention of
riage and Wagon Workers
Washington decided to move
quarters to Buffalo
A report from the International
Molders Union shows that during
1909 the receipts from all sources ex
ceeded the disbursements by about
The smallest average monthly paid
up membership of the United Mine
Workers of America since its organi
zation in 1S90 was in 1890 when the
number was 9617
Of the twelve thousand saleswomen
in New York department stores one
third are wives and mothers the
greater partof these having taken po
sitions after their marriage
The Workingmens Federation of
the state of New York has prepared
a list of measures present and to
come which will be favored or op
oosed by its legislative committee In
Typographical Union No 193 or
Newark N J is the first union to
abolish all overtime in book news
nd job offices No member is allow
d hereafter to accumulate any over
The special referendum vote taken
hroiihout the country recently by
he piano amV organ workers resulted
n favor of a temporary reduction of
the initiation fee from five to two dol
The building laborers of Fresno
Cal have been organized into a union
of the International Hod Carriers and
Building Laborers of America and w ill
he affiliated with the central labor
body of that city
A charter from the headquarters of
he Amalgamated Assosciation of
Street and Electric Railway Ereployes
empowering the car men of Manhatv
ran to organize a local tinder affili
ation with the American Federation
if Labor is reported to have been
At a recent meeting of the city of
Houston Texas an ordinance was
nassed providing that eight hours
hall hereafter constitute a days
work for all unskilled labor employed
by the city of Jfouston orftbnr e
ployed hereafter by any contracto
ing city work under contract
Published By Authority of the Secre
tary of Agriculture
For Palestine and vicinity until 7
n m Saturday Unsettled weather to
night and Saturday
Minimum temperature 52
Maximum temperature 54
Weather Conditions
Two moderate depressions appear
upon this mornings map One Is over
North Dakota while the other is en
tering Oregon Light rains have oc
curred in the Pacific states in Texas
and in the North Atlantic states An
area of high pressure central over
New York extends from the Missis
sippi valley to the Atlantic coast
Temperattue changes have been
slight in all sections of the country
accept in North Dakota where it is
lecidedly warmer The weather con
tinues cloudy and somewhat unsettled
n Texas with temperatures ranging
from 44 degrees at Amarillo to CG de
crees at Corpus Christi
T R Taylor
Official In CSarge
Hugh Jennings will exhibit his Tig
ers in Cincinnati April 11 and 12
Manager Charlie Carr of the Indian
apolis team has called off the Indians
trip to Cuba
Frank Pfeffer of the Chicago Club
erently bought a residence in Boston
and will in future call the Hub his
Al Orth who pitched fourteen years
in the major leagues has signed with
the Indianapolis Club or the American
Since Arthur Clarkson quit Cleve
land Eddie Grant of the Philadelphia
Nationals Is the only Harvard man on
a major league team
Shortstop Coffey with tho Boston
Nationals last season has been ap
pointed coach of the Fordham College
baseball squad for this season
Chicago fans were greatly surprised
at the release of Del Howard As a
ntility player Del used to fit nicely
with the Cubs
Johnnie Bates is the only holdout
among the Philadelphia Quakers
John hasnt a chance for more money
as Horace Fogel is buying elephants

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