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, (deal.) ROBERT HUNTER,
WHEN OUT OK TOWN.
Sabscrlbera leavta the city tern
porarlly ahonld have Th Brs
. suelled to them. Address will be
; ckangfd as oftea aa requested.
.: Ono more chance to get on the roll
of honor. Register.
All indications are that
aiajorlty will be Taft size.
' You will not be able to say
helped" unless you register.
Flreless cooking la In favor again,
hut never so much so aa the flreless
Governor Sheldon Is proving some
thing of a whirlwind himself on the
The straw ballot may have its little
day, but the Australian ballot delivers
Web Foote Is running for office In
Kansas. He ought to be popular with
the floating vote.
You must register if you want to
vote at the election this fall or the pri
maries next spring. t
Old line democrats still refuse to
overlook the difference between de
mocracy and Bryanlsm.
The Bryanltes who have been pre
dicting a landslide are now preparing
to get out of the way of it.
Ed Howard's compliments to Banker
Jim Latta, and what is Banker Jim
going to do with his record?
Adlai Stevenson is defending his
war record. Let's see, was he in the
Mexican war or the war of 1812?
The government proposes to take a
census of the fish. It wtll require a
lot of time to count all the suckers.
"Taft is a pocket edition of Roose
velt, shouts Mr. Bryan. No man has
a pocket big enough to carry Mr. Taft.
Apparently the simplified spellers
took no formal notice of the 150th
birthday anniversary of Noah Webster,
Explorer Nansen says the world will
end 1,000 years hence, thus giving Mr
Bryan but 260 more runs for the presi
dency. "Brother Charlie" will be a welcome
visitor at the White House after March
4, no matter what the result may be in
There weren't so mauy bath tubs
and pianos in the farm houses in the
days when the western farmers voted
for Mr. Bryan.
Mr. Bryan refers to Mr. Taft as "the
appointed canaiuatn. in me mean
time Mr. Bryan will continue to be
known as the disappointed candidate
Whatever else you do on Saturday
be aure to register, If jour name is
not already on the voting list. Tho
registration of last year Is worthless
for voting this year.
iNero nan Deeu repainted, as a man
who wanted to reform the poorly con
structed city of Rome by burning It up
Mr. Bryan may be repainted by the
historian of the future as a man who
wanted to reform the trusts by d
stroylng all industries.
Mr. Bryan is ubusing manufacture)
who promise to start their mill if Mr
Taft 1 elected. He is also donoutie
ing as "a transparent political trick"
.he resumption of work in bit; fac
'.orlea, before election. Mr. F.rvau
hope for political prosperity only dur
ing bard time
THE TIIA VF.LtX'i MKX.
Flryan Is claiming that more travel
lng men are supporting him In this
campaign than in any of his previous
campaigns. Without conceding this
. . 1 1 II ' l. . .. 1. . . 1 a r. i.ntll-
iiaiiu, we ash, wny buuuiu onj
j Diorcial traveler who has been enjoy
ilng the fruits of the last twelve years
0f republican rule seriously consider
i preferring Bryan to Taft?
Is there a traveling man on the road.
. , remiblican who Is not
nemocrai or reiniuiitaii, nu
glad that the defeat of Ilryan In 18?6
warded off the menace of depreciated
16 to 1 currency and put the country
on the highway to industrial revival?
Is there a traveling man on the road,
democrat or republican, who la not
glad that the second defeat of Bryan
In 1900 kept the republicans In power
And kept the wheels of commerce re
volving? Is there a traveling man on the road,
democrat or republican, who is not
thoroughly convinced that Mr. Bryan's
success in 1S96 or in 1900 would have
meant a severe setback to the country
and would haVe prevented the commer
cial progress we have since made?
Is there a traveling man on the road,
either democrat or republican, who is
not thoroughly convinced that Mr.
Bryan's election, either in 1896 or in
1900, followed by the application of
the policies he then advocated, would
have sounded his political death knell?
Is there a traveling man on the road,
democrat or republican, who does not
agree with Governor Hughes that, were
it not for the two defeats of Bryan,
preventing him from trying out hia
political fallacies, Mr. Bryan would not
today have any standing In his party?
What' is there in Mr. Bryan's Denver
platform that appeals to traveling men
sufficiently to draw them away from
the republican candidate and the re
publican party? Is it the program of
piece-meal ' tariff reduction, which
would as surely paralyze industry as
amputating a leg an inch at a time
would kill the patient? Traveling
men representing importers of foreign
goads might reasonably be expected to
favor the free trade statesman, but
even they must, be opposed to this
gradual tariff reduction, which, by
promising still lower duties every lit
tle while, would handicap even the im
porting business. Traveling men who
represent domestic producers or Job
bers must know that the Bryanlte
tariff program, if carried out, would
cut off all their commissions, if it did
not call them In altogether.
Does the Bryanlte SO per cent anti
trust prescription appeal to 'sensible
traveling men? Every traveling man
nows that this proposal is absolutely
nworkable, and. that, instead of ren
dering the trusts harmless by dismem
berment, it would annihilate just as
many legitimate and honestly con
ducted business enterprises. Every
sensible traveling man knows that the
question of monopolized production Is
purely relative and geographical, and
that a factory of small output may
ave a complete monopoly in its own
territory. The 50 per cent nostrum
could not be efficacious for its intended
purpose even if It were workable, as
every traveling man knows who han
dles an exclusive line of goods.
Can it be that any sensible traveling
man is led astray by the deposit guar
anty will-o'-the-wisp? Everyone agrees
that bank depositors should be made
as safe as la possible, but the particu
lar scheme championed by Bryan is
being tried nowhere but in Oklahoma,
whose short experience with it has not
yet proved Its value, but. on the con
trary, indicates its doubtful character.
Would any traveling man want his
firm to be made liable to reimburse the
losses of every other firm doing bus!
ness in tho same line? Does he not
know what long risks the other fellow
would take in selling bills of goods if
such a guaranty were In vogue?
Getting back to the main question,
however, that should appeal to every
traveling man, Would the election, of
Taft or Bryan help most to complete
the restoration of business confidence
in the shortest possible time? If a
raveling man were figuring on quitting
the road and going into business for
himself, investing his own money,
would he rather have the assurance of
steady, safe, progressive government
under Taft, or the risky weathervane
experiments promised by Bryan?
LAHDR IX THE CAUIXFT.
The Denver convention's demand,
urged on by Mr. Bryan, that the con
gress pass a law prohibiting corpora
tions from contributing to campaign
funds, fell rather flat when it was
learned, to the chagrin of Mr. Bryan,
that the republican congress had al
ready passed Just such a law and that
It had been on the federal statute
books for more than a year. Now
Mr. Bryan is demanding another thing
that has already been performed by the
republican congress. In his speech at
Chicago the other day, Mr. Bryan said:
If I uni elei ted I Intend to have a secre
tary of lubor as a member of the cabinet
The affairs of the worklngmen of this
country nr.' tm great not to have a repre
sentative on the president's advisory board.
From this s cieiary I should eek advice
on legislation of interest to the working
men. The president of the United States
does not create cabinet positions at
will and. If there were not a Depart
ment of Labor in the cabinet today, it
is not clear how Mr. Bryan, If elected,
woulJ be able to carry out hi pledge.
But It happens that the republican ad'
minUliatton his already made pro
vision for the representation Mr. Bryan
Jesiree. The secretary rf commerce
'bd labor is already- e member of the
abiret and that department, the new
est of the nine, ha done remarkehly
effective work In the interests of labor
In the last four years. Under its di
rection, the commissioner of labor, the
bureau of immigration, the bureau of
naturalization, the bureau of steamship
inspection and other bureaus have done
more to advance the cause and Inter
ests of labor than all of the democratic
oratory since the foundation of the
It is also a matter of record that the
republican administrations of the last
eight years have enacted more legisla
tion favorable to the Interests of labor
than the congresses of the preceding
MR. TAFT DEC1SIOX.
If anything were needed to
strengthen the admiration of the
American people for Mr. Taft's high
character and sense of duty to the pub
lic, it has been furnished in the corre
spondence between President Itoose
telt and him In connection with th
president's offer to appoint Mr. Taft,
then secretary of war, to a position on
the supreme bench, succeeding Mr. Jus
The president's letter, filled with
expressions of admiration and friendly
solicitation, held out to the secretary
of war the attainment of the great am
bition of his life a seat upon the su
preme bench. The president and the
country knew that Mr. Taft preferred
the ermine of the highest Judiciary to
any position in the gift of, the president
or the people and it was generally
supposed that Mr. Taft would accept
the proffered appointment. Mr. Taft's
reply Is peculiarly characteristic of the
man. Admitting that the appointment
would have been a life-long, ardent de
sire,' ha wrote:
1 have been connected with the adminis
tration of civil government In the Philip
pine Islands since February, lfloo. Much
of what has been done In working out
the problem and carrying the burden
thrust upon the United States, I am mop;
or less responsible for. Rightly or wrongly.
the people of the Islands, and especially
thoso who have been most anxious to
nifiko our government a success there,
have confidence in my earnest dVsIre to
help the Filipino people and my wl'.llng-
ness to do everything i can to secure
them prosperity, peace and a gradual ex-
terslon of self-government. I wou'd
much prefer to go on the supremo bench
for life than to run for the presidency,, and
that in twenty years of Judicial service
could make myself more useful to the
country than as president, even If my
election should come about.
Please do not misunderstand me to think
that I am Indispensable or that the world
could not run on much the same If I were
to disappear In the St. Lawrence river.
But circumstances seem to me to have
Imposed something In the nature of a
trust to me personally that I should not
discharge by now succeeding Justice
Brown. In the nature of things the trust
must end with this administration, and
one or two years Is short to do much.
Yet the next session of congress nriy re'-
sult In much for the benefit of the Filipino,
and It seems to me It Is my duty to be
In the fight.
Instances of such loyalty to duty are
painfully rare in American official life
and this marked one will serve to In
spire and increase the widest respect
and admiration for Mr. Taft among his
SMASH1KO THK COFFEE TRUST.
Brazil Is furnishing an illustration
of the manner In which production and
the law of supply and demand upset
the plans of trust promoters. Three
years ago, when the price of coffee fell
below the actual cost of production,
the Brazilian coffee-growing states de
vised a valorization scheme which pro
vided for "holding the crop," Just as
cotton growers and wheat growers in
this country have planned at frequent
In 1905 the three Brazilian coffee
grov.ing states produced '2 5,000,000
bags of coffee, against a world demand
for 17,000,000 bags. The states
promptly decided to hold the coffee at
$10 a bag and refused to ship the sur
plus. The three states now have on
hand some 8,000,000 bags and have
U.st 115,000,000 in an effort to keep
the i rice up. Now it is proposed to
consolidate the debts and to offer for
public subscription some 175,000,000
in bonds against the crop of the coun
try. The bonds will be subscribed,
perhaps, as the world will keep on
drinking coffee, but when the 8,000,
000 bags are dumped on the market
the growers will have to share tho
loss. The corner is at an end and the
growers will be glad, when they .get
out of the present financial tangle, to
get fancy prices one year and, if neces
sary, to accept lower returns the next,
just as producers do in all other lines.
The law of supply and demand insists
upon being taken into consideration.
The affirmation by the supreme court
of the validity of the Nebraska Sunday
closing law must not be taken as a pre
text for another outburst of puritan
leal oppression In Omaha. The judges
are right In saying that the matter is
one with which tho legislature must
deal, and it is very important to Omaha
that a delegation be sent to the legis
lature from this district that will be
in harmony with the majority of the
body. The absolute certainty that the
republicans will control the coming
legislature makes It absolntely essen
tlal that the republican delegation
from Douglas county be elected if
Omahans expect to obtain any relief in
this regard. The democrats, headed
by the notorious Ransom-Howell com
binatlon, would be entirely powerless
in a republican body, and there is not
the remotest likelihood of the demo
crats controlling tho next legislature of
Mr. Hitchcock once expressed hiin-
,,r ,)Ubii,-ly to the cft'e.-t that the head-
Hue writer wielded mere influence than
the editorial wii'er. The headlines in
his paper undoubtedly express hia een
tlment, and still he hus assurance suffi
cient to expect republican votes.
The excellence uf the cci'nty govern
ment during the lant three years U a
potent reason why no change should
be made, and the fact that the next
board of county commissioner will
have the expenditure vl the money
that Is Rolng Into the new court house
Is further argument for the republican
Once ihe editor of the World-Herald
was not so wrought up over govern
ment by injunction. That was when
he was restrained by the courts from
refusing to accept "5 a day from the
republican state committee for the use
of his columns.
A lot or streets about the city stand
In urgent need of sweeping and might
be properly attended to If the street
commissioner of the city were not so
bnsy trying to secure republican votes
for democratic candidates In Douglas
"There are forces at work in this
campaign," writes Chairman Mack in
an appeal for funds, "that we believe
will produce an upheaval at election
time." One upheaval came when the
Haskell oil deal blew up.
Don't bite when the man offers to
bet that he can name a state which
Mr. Bryan will carry this year that he
did not carry in 1900 unless, of
course, you believe Mr. Taft will carry
The Lincoln paper that sold its col
umns to the democrats is now pretend
ing to be coy, recalling, perhaps, the
injunction that was served on the
World-Herald under similar circum
stances. "The country will amble along if
Taft is elected," gays Colonel Watter
son. It will stand still, so far as in
dustrial progress and constructive leg
islation are concerned, if Bryan is
The report that President Roosevelt
Is to become an "associate editor" of
a magazine may be rejected. Mr.
Roosevelt has never learned to act as
an understudy in any capacity.
At Cuba. N. Y., Candidate Sherman's
automobile knocked down a horse,
killed several chickens and blew out a
tire. That's going tome, as Mr. J.
Worth Kern will notice.
It must be highly pleasing to Mr.
Bryan to hear that Wall street likes
his candidacy, because it knows if he
is elected there can be no tariff revision
for the next four years.
Senator Lodge declares that the fear
of America's naval power is responsi
ble for Japan's excess of friendliness
Just now. Congressman Hobson will
The Fatal Weaknraa.
New York Sun.
Optimistic as Mr. Bryan la by nature,
experience has taught him that crowded
meeting, cheering marchers and gratifying
straw votes do not mean ballots in the
in l'elieel e.
About this time It is well to remember
that In every presidential year October Is
the month for claiming, and November, In
the days Immediately following election,
the mouth for disclaiming, while, every day
in the week between nomination and elec
tion is a day for declaiming.
Sporting; Blood Stirred.
Uncle 8n m wants it distinctly understood
that there Is no deception about Ms land
lottery. All the same, he has induced T14,
768 persons to spend money on registering
chances to draw 6,000 farms. That Is to
say, there will be nineteen losers to every
winner. How Is that as a case of spreading
the gambling fever?
' The Publicity Joker.
The publication of the contributions to
the Bryan campaign fund Is a good deal
of a Joke on the public when all the facts
are taken into account. In Indiana, In
New York, in Illinois, In Ohio and some
other states many thousands of dollars
are being expended by the democrats
which does not pass through the hands of
the national committee and the contribu
tors and the amounts are not made public.
When does Mr. Bryan expect to set up a
demand for publicity in the matter of these
Why the Campaign Limps.
Pegasus Is spavined, the Muses have
become domiciled In some old ladles' home
the lyre Is hanging from the willow In mis
take for a plum tree, and "all the daugh
ters of music hava been brought, low," If
the character of the campaign poetry is
to be taken as criterion of the state of
poetry in genera). But It la necessary to
Infer that the fine frensy has vacated the
attic and abandoned the midnight taper
of the odlst In general. It Is rather to be
Inferred that the electric glare under which
the sweet singer of politics has to work
has proved uncongenial to the gentle
muse. Whatever the explanation, the fact
remains that the campaign lyre sounds
with jangling ' strings, the songs of the
laureates of the partlca are for the most
part a mass of glibberlng Idiocy, and
march without feet, without Inspiring
syllables, without form or fire.
The camel has been formally and offi
cially made the water wagon cf tho pro
Uncle Joe Cannon was handed severs!
real lemons In the line d'strlrt of Missouri.
Tho knockers do not vote In Joe's district,
Two colonels of the staff of the governor
of, Virginia put on their glad clothes and
Joined a Taft club. The affair has shaken
Richmond to the center.
Election betting 1m the large cities place
Taft a favorite at odds of ( to V In IH
troit. 10 to 4 In Ban Franeisro. 3 to 1 In
New Orleans, i to 1 In Baltimore and 2 to
I In New York City.
The clalistic rsrty tands a chance of
breaking Into the next congress by the
election of Morris Hiluuith Ir. the Ninth
coiigreKfionnl district ,of N" Yrrk City
The district U on the east siJe, where the
Hebrew and Russian population Is thick
ft. and the t-ocialM candidate U making
a strorg canvass.
Tho Minnesota prixe mule as n premium
for demneiatie vole,, Is put out or. short
gracs. Irving Handy, democratic nominee
f'ir congieKs In Delaware, announces that
he will marry a Sir! from the county giving
l.ii.l the largest ruaf.irttv. Andy la kflid to
! the homeliest man In the Atlantic coast
taws and la mighty ansiuus, fir aentl.
raautal rtaaoaa, te have bU bluff ealltd.
OTIIK.lt I, M) TIHN Ot R.
The student of events abroad will profit
more by watching the moves en the dip
loma! io chessboard than by listening to
Balkan war alarms. Under the pressure
brought to bear by the powers the war
riors of the disgruntled states put sway
their carving tools and slept oft their
thirst for gore. For tha present diplo
macy 1s In control and the signatory
powers are lining up for the contest over
the revision of the treaty of Berlin. Dis
patches indicate that Italy agrees with
Kngland, Russia and France with respect
to the matters to be considered by the
congress, making four powers ranged to
gether, or a majority of the singers. Ger
many and Austro-IIungary are a unit In
sustaining the coup d'etat, while Turkey,
fearing furthar plucking, leans on Kngland
for protection. Peace Is not yet fully as
sured, for no prophet or son of a prophet
can foretell the outcome of tho congress.
Smooth work will be necessary to adjust
matters and prevent rival carvers from
securing too great a slice ot the spoils. It
Is instructive to recall In this connection
ono episode of the original Berlin congress
recently related by M. Gabriel Hanotaux,
a French diplomat. In a Tarls paper. In
that congress the matter of determining
Russia's share of Asia Minor was left fo
tho English and Russian diplomats. Lord
Beacotisfleld and Prince Gortschakoff, to
settle. The only map of tho country waa
in possession of the Russian, and on thla
was traced first the line which would be
publicly claimed and then the line which
was the lowest terms that could possibly
be accepted. Gortschakoff had carelessly
allowed Beaconsfleld to see this map and
the latter astutely made the Russian min
imum the English maximum. Gortschakoff
cried out that he had been betrayed, though
all was tho consequence of his own blun
der. The Cologne Gazette compares the Inci
dence and distribution of taxation for state
and municipal purposes in Prussia and in
England. Statistics for Prussia are given,
upon the ground that comparative figures
for tho whole of the German empire are
not available. In concludes that the aver
age taxation per head for state and muni
cipal purposes in England amounts to 96
marks (shillings) as compared with 60 to
SI marks In PruxBla. These totals, based
upon the financial returns for 1904 In the
case of England and of 11KI5 in the case
of Prussia, are constituted as follows: In
the case of England the total Includes cus
toms and excise duties amounting to 84
marks, lncomu tax and death duties
amounting to 26 marks and municipal rates
amounting to nearly 36 marks. In Prussia
direct and Indirect taxation per head of
the population In 19u5 amounted to 34.21
marks, of which 10.93 marks represented
ustoms duties and indirect taxes, while
municipal rates amounted to the remaining
10 to 17 marks. The Guzette maintains that
municipal taxation in England is not only
double the amount payable in Prussia, but
Is also less fairly distributed than In Prus
sia, where the rates are based upon the
Income tax, which Is levied upon all In
comes which amount to $225 and upward.
One of the strangest things about the
downfall ot the Danish ex-minister, Al
bert), la that It did not happen long ago.
Not only hia dishonesty, but his debauch
ery, were known to many and frequently
exposed In print, but the glamor of his
position and his lavish social entertain
ments overwhelmed his accusers, whose
assertions were regarded as the prompt
ings of spite. It Is especially curious that
hia colleagues In political life should have
been Ignorant of the truth of rumors which
had been current about him for half a
dosen years or more. As long ago as July,
1901, when the first cabinet of the Left
was formed, a prominent business man,
with many foreign connections, described
M. Albert) as "the cancer of the cauinet."
A year or two later, when M. Albertl was
the chief guardian of Justice In Denmark,
the ultra-conservative newspaper, Jyl
landsposten, could writs with immunity:
it is stated that M. Albertl, In his capa
city as minister of Justice, has visited the
Horsens prison. It does not cause wonder
that he went Inside the walls but that he
cams out again. Some official must have
forgotten to close the doors." Yet tho gov
ernment of M. F. C. Chrlstensen could
see nothing wrong In him, and the repre
sentatlves 'of tho peasants were equally
blind. His wife appears to have been ab
solutely ignorant of his rascalities.
The women of England have grievances
far more annoying and oppressive than the
dtnlal of tha right to vote. Tho ignomin
ious position of a wife under the law waa
strikingly shown in a London court re
oently. A firm of diessmakers seized a
number of dreBses for which payment waa
r. l'used. The husband claimed tho seiaura
was illegal for the reason that tha dresses
were his property. In deciding tha ques
tion Involved the court held that tho term
"paraphernalia" used In tho law Includes
all wearing apparel and ornaments suitable
to tho wife's station In life, which are
given to her only to be worn as ornaments
of the person and do not become the wife's
absolute property. A wife cannot dispose
of paraphernalia durir.g tho lifetime of her
husband, nor can she dispose of them by
will. In another case decided not long ago
tha court ruled that money saved by I
wife out of her housekeeping allowance be
comes tho property of tho husband. These
are grievances well worth remedying as a
step toward justice and equality.
Not oyen In tho days of imperial Rome,
when tho city was overpopulated and
crowded beyond measure, can a parallel bo
found for tho conditions caused by modern
progress In tho Eternal City. For many
years past street widening lias been car-
rid on systematically, necessitating the de
struction of rows of dwelling houses and
stores, forcing hundreds of families to seek
shelter elsewhere. But homo building,
while it has kept pace with the wrecking,
Is cf a more costly character. Involving
greatly increased rentals, which the house
less are unable to pay. Tho consequence
is a homeless population of from 4,000 to
6,r0 people who, If they were to pay
landlord would have to go without eating.
Most of theso poor people are living In
quarries or catacombs, encamped under the
arches of ruined aqueducts, or sheltered
in old railroad carriages. Aroused by the
distress, the authorities propose to build
wooden huts for the accommodation of tho
Not many years ago the people of China
tore up and destroyed as u work ot devils
the only railrcsd which had been laid In
that empire. Now there are extenslv
railroad systems In China, and two Im
perial commissioners are coming to the
L'nlted States to study American railroad
methods with a view t Improving and ex
tending the Chinese lines There la no
other country In the world today which
offers guch vat possibilities of railroad
development as China, usM when the coun
try sets out to gridiron Itself In re:il
earnes there will. Indeed be "something
A avstlvai (outran.
How many children are there in Ihla
country who could greet distinguished via
itora from Japan with aongs in tho words
of the Japanese? Yet lQ.ixai Jupanete chll
urtn sang In Kngllsh words uf welcome 'o
out naval otdesri at Tekia
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Purchaser That horse I bought from you
stands on his toe all the time.
Dealer Why. that s the swell thins: these
days. Everybody Is crazy over toe dancing
-ot. ivouls Times.
"I suppose there will be great interest in
the whisky case when It Is tried."
"Oh, yes; there will be plenty,- I hax-e rj
doubt, Interested enough just to drink it
In." Baltimore American.
Successful Candidate Well, Jerry, what
did you spend during the campaign?
jerry l ll leave that to yer own judg
ment, ycr honor. Brooklyn Life.
Your clothes seem a trifle large for
you." remarked the ardent person.
Yes. replied the young man with col
lege hair. "Sometimes I think Darwin
didn't know what he was talking about
The tendency today seems to be toward
the survival of tho misfitted!" Washington
Political Manager How did those moving
pictures go last night at that street meet
Trust Subordinate Just In time to. escaw
a shower of brickbats. We tried "cm on the
wrong crowd. Chicago Tribune.
The young father had trimmed a switch
and was about to wear it out on the small
But the indignant grandmother Jerked It
out of his hand.
You shan't touch him with it. Benja
min!" she shrilled.
That's all right, grandma!" said the
young father, witli a grin of ferocious sar
casm. "Spoil the child and preserve the
forests!" Chicago Tribune.
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Never saw him really down,'
iAioklng plum or sad or b.ue;
Never saw him with a frown.
Spite of all the grief he knew.
W en !i.le..a leallv looked the worst.
He was like a little child;
Bore It bravely from the llrst,
Never saw him rage, an' tear
Hound about like one possc'S'icd :
Took his share of grim despicr.
Like as it was for the best.
Nevet said Ills luck waa bad.
Somehow never saw him rilvd;
Kven when he wasn't g'.ud.
Still he smiled.
Seemed to me a trifle queer:
Even when he snuffed wrong
Through a fellow-brother here.
lildn t trouble him for long.
Said 'twas not for hltn to Judge.
Oh, so patlent-like an' mild.
Guessed he wouldn't bear a gruilfte.
Then he smiled.
Always smiling on his way.
'Spite o' trouble, grief, or woe.
Had a pleasant wold to say,
Never let a fellow know
When his hi art was sick an' sole.
Bearing what would make you wild.
Kinder passed his troubles o'er,
When ho smiled.
Finally, an nngel rame
Down to claim his soul; an' he
Answered when she called his mime,
"I shall know the mystery
Very soon," he said, an' then
Looked like one who was beguiled;
Though he never Bpoke again,
Still he smiled.
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