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. VOLUME 6, NUMBER 14
, Grief in Boyville
(.Tamos A. Bailey, Iho famous circus
man, dfod nt his homo In Mount Ver
non, N. y. on April 11.)
What boots it now if empire full -
And kingdoms all decay? , -. '
What matter now if faming :pall
LqavH sorrow in. it way?
For greater . gi'lofj ..tlMin. these can
'. O'ftr, fooyhobft now 1b preHd,
frbr James A. Bailey, circus king, J'"
Lies silent, cold and dead. .
Lot kings their
With human lives for uittKm;'
Lt war's alnrmi ring through the blue"
flffnUI the wholo world Quakes.
'lMi uoi of flifle ths. sntell 'box. fanUto
"Wrtfi bowed nrrd sorry Ueftd; ,-
Me tint en with 'heart that lonily bfeedg
That Jam os A. Bailey !s dead.
Let drama Ijo hoard with tnuflled beat,
Let dhgcrii All ttflfAir'; '
Lid fu6td trapptngl-ffll Hic'-stl&pl.
? Flnfs half-masi eTOryrbore, vr -.
The sheets of iioyville reohrirlm Woe
;Ar for Hi with sorry Iroad, w
The llttlo, folk in sllenco fiO
For James A. Bailey's deal.
finally rallied and the spokesman ven
tured to say: '
"Then we may count' upon your
company's active support in this great
"Gontlomcn, you may," said the
Great Man. "You may herald f6rth
to the world that wo believe 1ntho
election of senators by the people,
and that this great corporation wJU
do all that lies in its power to bring
such a result about. Gdod day."
Cheerfully, yea, hilariously, the com
mittee withdrew. When tho elevator
landed the committee at the oottom
floor the Great Man smiled grimly
and trtfitterod : ' ' " '
"Elected by the rteoplc! To be sure.
But It mtMf continue to be understood
that we arc the peojple."
firt cifW'intr ho nrnrondnfl trii fiidtate
la few letters ' to tfftd antra's nolili
,'PfiI - lwiefcmen in he'; various logisla-
nve ciismcrs, miorming vnem ymt
Senator GraUail must be reelected ftfe
any cost, , ' .
A Poor' Bluff
No king. in panoplied array '
, iw ;, ui .wa cv, ills .,nik
Cetrhi feanse a greater woe today
If W flown dfcad snouldtiati. ,
A moment would vthooldSKOUUpause,
Then would he be forgot.
T.ul Dalley's name will win applause
. , Wiiile (here's a circus lot,
W Ptroela of BoyvHM roek with won.
vt mournful trapping fly:
Tn i!'.nco down tho fctrp.t hnvk ir
vi!lc toons bedim oarh eye.
'i king who ru-led iu outpdus power
v. iv goicl crown on ua lka.3
Y i ttve-i mourned a singly 4iOur
l.tue James A. Bailey death
Explained i ,
Tl'. re was great 'excitement in the
r stete of rndBalvauya, it having
bt.n reported that tho head of the
am ilgnmalpd trusts had declared in
f.uor of the lection of senators by
tlu- people. Mon gathered' in groups
on tho street corners, and. discussed
tho situation, and simultaneously a
do, on cities selected delegates to
Uif the headquarters of (ho amalga
mated trusts and inquire into' tho
truth or falsify of the reports. .
Theso committees mot and select
ed u spokesman, and then walked
blithely to tho hugo stone building
wherein tho amalgamated trusts did
business. Thoy woro ushered into tho
presence of the Great Man. who pre
sided over the financial and political
destinies of the corporation and of the
state, and ho greeted thorn. onwUnii,,
Gentlemen, this is indeed a pleas
ure," hq declared. "Be seated. Now
what can I do for you?"
"Sir," said the spokesman, "it has
uwuu lupurieu mat your great cor
poration, speaking through you, has
lwd?id wt0, support tho proposition
that United States senators should bo
true l (Ul'ecUy by the noonle- Js "
"Gentlonfen, it is true," replied tho
Great Man. "But why should this be
surprising? We have always believed
tnat this is tho proper course to pur
sue in electing our senators."
ine committee was dazed, hut
The ex-newspaper -inan wandered
in, toolt his 'accustomed place in t;he
Ahrnpr and nicked tin ntt ftyotort-htre.
.Afterreading a few mintites he threw
tne paper aame m disgust.
"What's the matter now?" we asic.ed.
;"Same old chestnuts," he replied.
"That paper's got the same old gag
tn thin affoM that ?P Hin AdttrkV fnlrl
veveryUiin he knew therd wothd Ije
a aozen uisappearances, a Jiqore oi
dlvorouu,.-alot of bit9Hkess,;'fftWe6,
three J.fQur. doen broenanJHo
ments.nd a lot more similar toepmy-
"XZ41Y," we ventiired, meaiife that
we wanted the rest of it.
"Nothing to it," spluttered the ex
ilewspapefman. "That's the old gag
lba.t an, editor works off when he is
Cop lazy to get out and hustle news.
He puts it forward as an excuse for
not filling his sheet full of good stuff.
Jsvery lime i see it I picture the edi
tor as always pleading for 'support,'
and wondering why the people don't
appreciate his efforts to nmihl up the
town.' It's time to' call that" ' old
bluff." ' ' " ..
Kicking tho exchangesto 'one side
he appropriated 'the -usual' ambmit of
tobacco, from the box filled his pipe
and wandered forth.
-. . Highly Immoral
."I think Smoothim is the most dis
honest man I ever mot," declared the
insurance magnate with great passion.
"What makes you think so?"
"I gave him $3,000 to influence the
legislature to enact into law a bill
I had prepared in the interests of my
company, and "Smoothim spent it on
a sea voyage for himself. It's getting
so you can't tell whom you can
you to build your new railroad you
would give us competition and en
able us to get lowor freight rates?"
"Indeed I did not," replied the
suave manager of the new road.
"Well, what did you tell us?"
"I told you," replied the manager,
"that if you helped us to build our
now road, competition would bo pos
sible aild that freight rates could be
reduced. You will admit that wo may
compete if wo so desire."
Pondering on the subtleties of our
wonderful language the irate shipper
and taxpayer thoughtfully wandered
Now. doth tho future grH'tale -
Begin to fret and wonder
How he can save the foolish world
From many a fatal blunder.
But soon lie'll change to other views
And seek another billet
He'll wonder how to get some grub
To grease therewith the skillet.
Frettsn Fidget "Unless something
is done soon Niagara will- be drained
Shorin Lamb "O, don't w6vry.
When the time- conies we'll just run
a ditch from Wall street to the falls,
and then apply tho squeeze."
"I think Bilkins is the-meanest man
I over met."
"What makes you think, so?"
"Ho told his boy he would go fish-'
ing with him if the boy would dig
the worms, and then when the boy
consented Bilkins told him just where
to dig. The boy dug all right, and got
the worms. But Bilkins made him
throw them away and then made gar
den on tho spaded ground."
Look here!" shouted the irate Bhip
per and taxpayer. "Didn't you tell
us that if we voted bonds and helped
, The Reason
, "Hpw did Schrecherly succeed in
his. efforts to cultivate Ills voice?" '
"He "scored a failure."
.-"How was that?"
"lie irrigated it too much'
"Why don't you. -answer me?" . de
manded Mrs. PenhepK. r
"It's impolite to interrupt- a' lady,"
muttered Mr. Penheok, dodging' -behind
' ,, -.J L V'
. A hobby is no$ a mission,. ,' , '' j
Earned bread , is never bitter., f"
Heaven iy earned, not accepted.',
The best sermon ,is a .good 4e&d..
The average excuse is a poor ex
planation. No. .credit is deserved for accidental-
The course of true love that runs
smootfi seldom .runs far. '
Tho religion that "fits one's desires
is usually full of flaws.
Worry has short shrift when hope
is given the right of way.
Tho Christianity that Vnust bo ' ad
vertised lacks essentials. r . -
The sermon that does no't hit is
the sermon that does not help..
Honest toil may soil the hands, but
dishonest work soils the character.
The older a man grows tho more
uncomfortable he feels in a new suit.
A good way to test a. man's sincer
ity is to express your honest opinion
-of him when he asks you for it.
It is seldom that you see poverty
more aggravated than In the case of
those who are dissatisfied with their
There are thousands of God's poor
who. never saw any lilies like those
that decorated the churcnes last Sunday.
The fact that you have two ears
and only one tongue is a silent ad
monition to repeat only about half
what you hear.
About the most useless thing in the
world is a new father when the good
old ladies of the neighborhood drop
in to see the new arrival.
When you see a city man hiking
homeward with a hoe, that is a sign
that lie is going to buy the spring
vegetables he expects to raise.
When we see a yard decorated with
dahlias, verbenas, portulacca, moss
roses, hollyhocks nnd ol,ni, m -,.-,
fashioned flowers, we feel like going
ngnt up to the door and askintr If
we can stay to dinner. h
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