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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska, Pouglas County, as.:'
George B. Txschuck. treasure or The Bea
Publlxhlng Company, being duly sworn, says
that the actual number of full and complete
coplea of The IaHy, 'Morning. Evening and
Hundsr B nrlnted during- the month of
September, 19u9. "was aa follows:
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14. 43,870 .
' Total . ... .V. 1,188,880
Returned coplea- 8,888
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Have you registered t
Last chance to register, today.
- Vesuvius seems
Cooks to climb on.
to be daring the
Standard Oil's cat In prices should
lighten things some.
The naval experts continue tireless
In wireless work.
Mr. Jeffries, and Mr. Johnson will
now hold the conversational stage.
Welcome to the Women's Christian
Temperance unlftn while In Omaha.
The president found the- town of
Taft as was to be expected absolutely
on the level.
San : Francisco's carnival triumph
proved that there Is no rust on 'the
hinges of the dolden Gate.
If Mrs. Pankhurst bothers tho New
England women now there will be a
lot of pumpkin pies spoiled.
In taking back .Its still rebellious
striking students the University of
Maine Is turning its other cheek.
The death of ten men In an Okla
homa mine is the old story of excessive
familiarity with danger-breeding care
If you are not registered this year
you cannot vote. , Last year's regis
tration does not hold good for the com
ing election. ' '
As a design for those buttons South
Dakota might onee have adopted a love
knot and a pair of scissors, but it no
Now that the lazy bug has invaded
the University of Georgia, we may look
for- an hUtorlc pattie Detween nooa
worm and bookworm.
If they take the throne from King
Alfonso he might get a Job in a Michi
gan furniture factory as a maker of
The voter who wants to be on the
side of good, efficient government lQ
Douglas county will make no mistake
by pulling the republican lever and
It is really too bad Omaha has not
gotten possession of its water work!"
in . time to have the grand opening
while the Women's Christian Temper
ance union is here.
Mr. Harriman put Omaha on the
railroad map in big letters. If his
successor follows in the Harriman
footsteps the' letters that spell Omaha
will continue to grow bigger.
It the World-Herald wants matter
for reprinting, why not go back to its
cn files for a few of the shots it took
at the author of the Boland bill, now
heading the democratic county ticket?
.Because the Bermuda lily has been
Improved by the United States govern
ment is no reason why we should no
longer consider tho Bermuda onion.
whlfh grows a bigger bulb and a larger
t in nuiiciu yivimui w uu uu- giving realization IU tue ureaiu ui au
rlares nations that buy modern mini- all-rail route from tho continent to
nery will never war upon each other the capital of the keys and establish
doubtless ifieans that the men of no ing a direct commercial outlet with
country can afford both the women's
hats and a navy
Railroads and Legislation.
The pla of President McCrea of the
Pennsylvania railroad that no further
railroad legislation of any kind be at
tempted would ind a readier response
In the world of coramercn If it were
not an old familiar cry. Coming as it
does at a time when shippers are
threatened with higher freight rates,
Mr. McCrea's argument Is open to sus
picion. He admits that there has been
a rapid return to prosperity, that It Is
bound' to continue, and, he gives every
assurance that It will be lasting, pro
Tided and here Is the recurrence of
former special, pleading -"the. poli
ticians and legislators do not inter
fere." In common with the heads of other
great railroad systems,. 'Mr? McCrea
has lately been making special prepa
ration .to handle the tromendous vol
ume of business for which the present
traffic facilities are admittedly Inade
quate. , To use Mr. McCrea's language,
this" Is the double-track era, and all
roads with single tracks are planning
great improvements. . Contracts in
volving millions of dollars have been
entered into for locomotives and other
rolling stock; there is a shortage of
cars, not only to move the crops, but
also to handle the Increase In manu
factured products. Facing a conges
tion of business and a possible car
famine, the railroads framed a new
schedule of rates, largely an advance,
which aroused a protest from the ship-
pel's, who felt that the abolition of re
bates had been increase of rates suffi
cient. Mr. McCrea's immediate utter
ance against further railroad legisla
tion cannot but give the impression to
shippers that the talk of higher rates
Is Intended chiefly as a threat.
The plea of the railroads that higher
rates are necessary Is being resisted
and Investigated, but their further plea
that the advance of prosperity wfll be
checked if future legislation Is at
tempted will be met by the shippers
with tho answer that the country is
full of goods requiring to be moved,
and that it is the railroads' duty to
themselves as well as to the public to
move them. The commerce has over
taken the carrier, and It Is the duty
of the carrier to be equipped to handle
it. as Mr. McCrea admits when he tells
of the millions being spent In prepara
tion. If commerce find that it need9
further legal protection, it will insist
upon it; and if it be found that the
old legislation needs strengthening or
that additional legislation is required,
the fact that the familiar protest has
been heard in advance will hardly be
permitted to stand in the way.
The Shortage in Leather.
To the old saying that nothing wears
like leather might now be added that
nothing like leather wears on the pa
tience of the people,-for the steadily
Increasing price of leather goods is ac
companied by a general murmur of dis
content. The American, facing a fur
ther advance of 25 per .cent in the
nrtce of shoes, has grumbled In ignor
ance of what was the condition abrbad,
but It now appears that the public on
the other , side of the water has tne
same identical grievance.
Although tho American production
has been increased as far as possible,
it la not sufficient to meet the trade
requirements, and we are now draw
ing upon the English market, ton-
...i.. ahnw that tanners every-
uiai tvyw.iw -- s
where are being forced to pay fanoy
prices for hides because the demand
is so much greater than the quantity
available. The consequence is that by
the time the finished leather reaches
the manufacturer its coat has become
excessive In comparison with former
figures. In seeking to sustain the re-
autrements ' of trade in the United
States the American cattle sellers have
adopted a policy which has greatly de
creased the London supply, in stipu
latin that the hides of the United
States cattle killed at Deptford shall
be sent back to this country. Hides
in London are more than double in
price what they were a dozen years
ago. Those who make a business of
converting calfskins Into the popular
leathers report a condition or trade
even less satisfactory than that pre
vatiinir imnni the tanners of sole
Shoes the people will continue to
require, but because of the dearth of
leather and the consequent advance in
price it is probable that the public will
welcome a substitute for that material
in the manufacture of belts, handbags
and the thousand and one other arti
cles of personal comfort or adornment
which have bo materially added to the
ihortage and high prices. .
Conquering the Element.
That great and uniquo engineering
enterprise, the railway extension over
the Florida Keys, In withstanding the
terrific storm that devastated the Key
West region has given to mankind
additional assurance that he has It in
his power to control the elements
Coming so soon after the successful
test of the Galveston sea wall by hur
ricane and tide, this triumph of the
ocean railway against . tempest and
wave has especial emphasis.
Such storms are prevalent In that
territory, and It was predicted that
thev would wreck the east coast ex
tension and wipe out an enterprise
costing millions. The fact that the
completed , section came unscathed
through the onslaught of the elements
will give the engineers renewed con
fidence, and the extension' will ' the
more assuredly be built to Key West,
. . . . . i ,k. - - m
J Havana, only ninety miles distant
America has 'long since outstripped
Itself In that species of work which
first drew from De Lesseps a gasp of
admiration for "the audacity of Amer
ican engineering," and this Key West
railway project la the apotheosis of dar
ing. But it Is also already a tri
umphant achievement, In that it has
convinced man of bis ability, by means
of the adaptation of scientific princi
ples, to meet the forces of nature In
tbeir wrath and to issue forth tri
umphant. Herniating Insurance Bates.
So general has become the com
plaint of municipalities against the
exaction of rates and requirements by
the insurance companies that demands
were bound to come for some such
state control as has been obtained In
Kansas, where concessions averaging
a general 12 per cent reduction have
ensued. In some of the larger cities
of the east local compromises have
been effected after bitter and renewed
conferences between civic interests and
the underwriters. Usually concessions
have been secured from the companies
only after radical and costly local im
provements, such as the introduction
of entire new systems of high pressure
water mains, and..in no case have the
underwriters yielded their prerogative
of dictating such rates as they decided
the various risks warranted.
It has remained for Illinois to dem
onstrate whether such public control
as obtains in Kansas is applicable to
a state containing a city In the metro
politan cUbs. A commission appointed
by Governor Deneen has now entered
upon the task of investigation of rates
by means of public hearings In the va
rious municipalities. Evidence al
ready adduced at Qulncy is that dis
crimination exists and that some large
Insurers had been able by threats and
persuasion to secure advantages pver
the general rates, which in some cases
had been increased 60 per cent with
no additional hazard. It Is conceded
on all sides, as far as the investigation
has gone, that there is much unfair
ness in the application of, rates and
that the sufferers from this unfairness
have no redress. Even the insurance
men admit that the making of rates
is largely a matter of guesswork or
private arrangement, and thus far the
advocates for state regulation believe
that they have demonstrated the Jus
tice of their cause. Other cities are
yet to be heard from, and when Chi
cago is reached there will be need for
the most painstaking inquiry into what
is of necessity a complicated situation,
owing to the variety of risks in the
The Illinois commission has entered
upon its duties in a manner that indi
cates an intention , to give a con
scientious review of the entire situa
tion, and if it finally recommend state
control of rates jr undoubtedly will ac
company that ' recommendation with
suggestions for building reforms and
elimination of extra hazards from con
gested districts . that will in some
measure appease the underwriters,
who naturally are hostile to any in
terference with their control. The
outcome Is likely to be, if not definite
state regulation, at least the appoint
ment pf, a permanent board to which
insurers may appeal for adjustment of
rates where discrimination or unfair
ness is alleged. If such a result is ac
complished, the people who have
brought about the investigation will
feel that they have accomplished their
purpose, and other sections will doubt
less profit by the example of Illinois.
Were Shoe on T'other Foot.
Because Chairman Byrnes was the victim
of a fit of forgetfulnesa and failed to file
until Tuesday morning the statement (of
democratic campaign contributions) he had
prepared on Sunday there goes up a hor
rendous outory. It la not alleged that any
fraud has been committed; that anyone has
been wronged; that there was any Inten
tion to wrong anyone. Merely that Chair
man Byrnes forgot and did not file until
Tuesday morning the statement he should
have filed the day before. There was no
reason he should not have filed it the day
before; no one could have been injured;
and falling to file It until next morning
gave excuse for all this dickens of a hulla
baloo. , But he forgot. That Is the sum of
Fine! A beautiful explanation of
the latest nullification of a great re
form measure enacted by the late dem
ocratlc legislature nullification by
the very democratic fakirs who, have
been insisting bo loudly that every law
bearing the democratic trademark be
obeyed to the letter.
But suppose shoe were on t'other
foot? Suppose the "offending" had
been by law-defying republicans in
stead of by democratic champions of
good government. Suppose the re
publican treasurer had "forgot" and
had come In the day after with a sworn
statement dated back? Suppose the
republican committee treasurer had
failed to file according to law until
after reminded in the public prints that
he had incurred the legal penalty?
Can you hear the "horrendous outcry"
coming from the nonpartisan demo
cratic reform organs? Would the re
publicans have been permitted to ex
'plain that they "forgot"' and that no
fraud had been committed, no one
wronged and no Intention to wrong
anyone? How long woufd it take the
democratic "dickens of a hullabaloo"
If shoe were on t'other foot and the
belated statement showed that the re
publican chairman was deliberately de
fying the law by holding the funds out
of the treasurer's bands, as the statute
provides, and that he was receiving
money and paying it out in utter disre
gard of the requirement that all cam
paign contributions pass through the
hands of the treasurer, what a chorus
of democratic yelps would be emitted!
How -Hie republican "nulliflers" would
be lambasted and the motives of their
forgetfulneBs Impugned by the demo-
crats, who are trying to gloss over
their own "offending!"
Great Is democratic reform when It
hits the other fellow, but It has no
binding force on democrats themselves.
Rasmussen, who has been invest!
gating the Polar claims on his own ac
count. Including cross-examinations of
the Cook Eskimos, now makes public,
through a long letter to his wife, writ
ten in Greenland September 25, de
tailed reasons why he concludes that
Cook actually reached the pole. Ras
mussen's experience In Arctic explora
tion and his complete knowledge of all
the parties and claims Involved qualify
him as a Judge, and the Cook zealots
will regard his verdict as being more
convincing and final than anything
Peary has yet presented.
It takes nerve on the part of the
democratic organs to charge repub
lican candidates with being under cor
poration influence when the headlight
on the fake nonpartisan ticket In a let
ter over his own signature, only a few
weeks ago, publicly confessed to his
corporation affiliations and practically
said he would take a corporation re
tainer Just as fast, if not faster, than
a retainer to represent the public.
Official government reports that this
country ranks far ahead of all other
nations In the rigidity of meat inspec
tion, should silence the recurrent at
tacks upon the packing house products.
The thoroughness of the supervision is
costing millions, and is held in part
responsible for the existing high prices,
but the knowledge that it guarantees
prime meats and clean foods should be
In the face of the Illinois Central's
I won't," Chicago is forced to aban
don its old cry of "I will" in favor of
"You must," and has entered upon one
of the stubbornest battles of its career
in an effort toward compulsory electri
fication of railway lines within the city
limits. After they win out Chicagoans
may yet be able to discover the lake
that Is said to exist somewhere beyond
the smoke belt.
The quartermaster's supply, depot of
Omaha is to be moved up a p$g to
make it a general supply depot under
direct supervision of .the quartermas
ter general at Washington. As a sta
tion for distributing army supplies to
western posts Omaha has unmatched
facilities, which fact is doubtless real
ized by the War department officials.
Enthusiasts for a deeper Mississippi
will doubtless have a few sandbars
judiciously scattered through the chan
nel for presidential observation. Mr.
Taft's trip down the Hyfcr Is too good
an opportunity for object lessons to be
lost. Now, if they could only get Mark
Twain to do the navigating!
The republican county, ticket in
Douglas county Is made up, with three
exceptions, of present incumbents seek
ing re-election as endorsement of good
records. The democrats running
against them are either unknowns or
nonentities, or professional politicians
of questionable reputation.
The democratic managers waging a
nonpartisan campaign in Nebraska this
year started out by appropriating the
nest egg of $1,000 left in the treasury
of the Bryan volunteers which was
contributed to put Nebraska in the
democratic column. That's nonpar
tlsanshlp. Llke every other claimant to the
power of (4lvlne healing, Schlatter
found plenty of gullible -victims for a
time, but he came to the same sort of
end that most Impostors meet ex
exposure, rags and the death of an out
cast. Look Wkat'l Here.
Nebraska evidently entertains ambitions
of revolutionizing finance in a way that
may give Omaha a Wall street of its own.
A Chance to Yell.
Baltimore American. ,
The anarchists and professional agitators
are glad that Dr. Ferrer was executed,
which shows that they were not so much
saddened over the death of a good man as
glad of another occasion to make trouble.
Wladon by Descent.
King Menellk Is reported to have changed
his attitude toward Mr. Roosevelt completely
and now openly expresses great admiration
and respect for the former president. This
la calculated to lend considerable color to
King Menellk's claim of descent from King
Keeping; Step with Whites.
New York World.
Steamboat traffic on the lower Missis
sippi is reported to have been tied up be
cause the negro crews remained ashore to
hear the news of Jack Johnson's fight with
Ketchel. Students of the race question will
note this demonstration of the negro's ad
vance In civilization.
'Working; the Indian.
Senator Owen of Oklahoma Is pushing a
claim of $7,000,000 as fee for legal work done
on behalf of the Choctaws. There U no HI
will In expressing the hope that he may not
get It. To regard the Indian aa a "good
thing" waa customary In the days of Penn,
but styles have changed.
Royalty's Crooked Hoada.
New York Tribune.
The royal or Imperial road appears
some times to be particularly roundabout.
Tha Russian emperor wants to go to Italy,
but he will not go through Austria-Hungary
because he does not wish to appear
to condone the seizure of . Bosnia and
Herzegovina. Neither will he go through
Bavaria and Switzerland, because some
members of the Munich Parliament have
been aaylng things abuut him. Accordingly,
he will make a wide detour through Franca.
Ona of then days It may ba practicable for
great personages to travel In airships, but
even then It will be necessary to determine
how high tha "territorial atmosphere" of a
country extends and for tha Illustrious
voyager tp keep above It In the high seaa
of the upper sj
In Other Lands
Side X-lgata aa What ia Trana.
ptrlng Ameag tha Wear aa
Tar Jgatloas f tha Barth.
"Irf)ng live the Modem School!" ex
claimed Franciaco Ferrer, the Spanish
revolutionist, recently condemned by
court-martial and hot to death. There
are modern schools and modern schools, as
widely varied as the term la elastic. The
Barcelona professor was classed . as
"philosophical anarchist," one who dis
dained the crude and cowardly vlolenoe of
the bomb, but no less an anarchist In
choosing the subtler means of Instilling
the Impressionable minds of youth with
the doctrines of destruction. Ferrer
founded the so-called modern schools In
Barcelona and spent the greater part of a
fortune of IT10, 000 In establishing branch
schools throughout Spain, In publishing
text books and In printing translations of
the works of revolutionary authors, of
which Kropotkln Is a shining example.
The nature of the doctrines taught in these
schools Is shown by extracts from the
text books, of which the following are
specimens: "Society today la divided Into
the privileged and the disinherited. The
former usurp everything, while the latter
die of hunrcr. That capital should ap
propriate the fruit of the workman's tabor
la an injustice supported by the law.
Religious education inculcates falsehood
gnd teaches foolishness. The soldier's uni
form conceals 'crimes against humanity
and the misery of Its cwn existence. To
maintain order Is to maintain Injustice
against the worklngman. see All
religions are based on Ignorance and im
posture, and aim at exploitation and op
pression. The Gospels relate the life of
the so-called Jesua Christ, and it is truly
a misfortune that such Ideas exist for the
deceiving of the people."
Fully 100 branches of the parent school
at Barcelona had been established by
Ferrer throughout Spain up to the time of
his execution. None of them sought, to
conceal or mask the purpose of overturn
ing the exlHting order. One school at
Valencia, conducted by Prof. Tormor, and
recently closed by the authorities, was
bolder than the rest.' Over 'the principal's
chair waa a large picture representing
anarchy aa a female figure brandishing a
torch upon a heap of ruins, consisting of
the broken , symbols of monarchy, the
church, the army and other social Institu
tions. The doctrine of the modern school
proclaimed by Ferrer, as summarized by a
sympathetic writer In the New York Times,
is that the state Is an unnecessary Institu
tion; that the world would be better off
without It; that the total abolition of kings,
policemen and courts would leave the world
free to engage in voluntary co-operation,
which they believe to be the commercial
and social condition pf the future. "It may
be a wild dream," says the Times, "but
eminent men profess it throughout the
world, and none have suffered death for
professing it except Ferrer. Assassination
Is no part of tha creed, although Kropotkln
and all the rest, Ferrer Included, admit
that revolution will doubtless be necessary
when the time comes for a change." In
effect, the teaching sought to do to tha
state what the state did to the teacher.
Three years ago Ferrer was charged with
complicity In the bomb throwing at Madrid,
which nearly ended the life of King Al
fonso on the day of his wedding. The
authorities regarded him aa tha Insplrer,
but not the Instrument of tha crime. A
civil trial resulted in his acquittal, although
It was shown that Ferrer and the bomb
thrower were on friendly terms. In the
Barcelona riots, Ferrer had no direct hand
as far as shown. Started ostensibly as
a protest against calling out the reserves
for the Riff lan war, they were In fact
instigated and. directed by the revolutionists
of Ferrer's school. Martial law having
been proclaimed, Ferrer waa arrested and
tried by a court-martial In secret. The
principal charge against him waa baaed
on incriminating circulars urging revolu
tion and letters from revolutionists found
In his room. Stm'llar seditious documents
were sufficient In times past to aend Irish
men to prison or to the gallows. The
Spanish authorities determined to end Fer
rer and Ferrertsm with one blow. Harassed
by an unpopular war abroad and agitation
at home menacing the throne, It Is not
surprising that the ministers blundered
seriously In the time and manner of dis
posing of Ferrer. Suppression of his
schools and exile would have served the
ends of the state. But tha vindictive course
followed makes a martyr of the "Philoso
phic anarchist." Oave tha revolutionary
brotherhood throughout Europe a rallying
cry, and practically drove out of office the
ministry responsible for Ferrer's death.
Indignation of the reds and radicals of
every sort manifested Itself In riots and
vengeful oratory, showing clearly the sort
of a volcano underlying all Europe. It has
been said that tha reds make up In volume
of noise what they lack In numbers. It
would be mora accurate to say that they
make up In vengeful fury any lack of
numbers. But there la no lack of numbers.
Europe has millions of the discontented,
ready to follow any cause promising a
change, or wield the bomb and torch
against their supposed enemies. Among the
leaders tha intensity of the feeling against
existing Institutions Is amazing to Ameri
cana. In France It deifies the state and
degrades tha church. In Spain it assails
all Institutions, good or bad. In Italy are
fanatic anti-clericals, directing their attacks
against the church, although the church
la out of power and politics. Rome la Its
chief rallying place. The city government
is dtetlnctly anti-clerical.
A measure of the Intensity of anarch
Ism In Rome at the present time is fur
niched by the Rome correspondent of the
Boston Herald in a late letter. "In other
lands," he writea. "all enmities cease at
the tomb; in Italy, hatred la carried beyond
the grave. For two or three years back
the removal of the remains of Pope Lao
XIII from the temporary tomb Ih St.
Peter's has been held up because the gov
ernment is unable or unwilling to furnish
protection for tha funeral. Unlike their
Pagan predecessors, the present masters
Of Home whether they be anarchists or
anti-clericals refuse a burial to one who,
whatsoever they may think of him, haa
been regarded by all honest men aa a
strenuous and constant supporter of law
and order and a preacher of those prin
ciples to his followers. It Is calculated
that not less than close upon 100,000 mea
would be required in Rome to maintain
order In face of the opposition that would
be rained to this funeral." The writer as
serts that since the death of the pope the
anarchists have kept constant watch over
the Vatican for fear the removal of the
body should be effected secretly at night.
This vigilance has now been redoubled as
the anarchlsta believe that the removal
will take place In the near future. To
further Illustrate the extremity to which
Roman anarchism descends the writer In
stances the publication of a ribald sheet
devoted to defaming religious Institutions,
insulting and libelling religions, and so
grossly obscene that It "has been excluded
from the United States mails. Yet the
government permits It to flourish, and
poison the well springs of decency through
food and the most
dainty and delicious
Tha queation of adopting tha commission
plan of city government will be settled by
the votes of Buffalo next month.
Tha output of epithets in tha New York
city campaign, puts Daniel O'Connell's
harangue with the fish woman in the
Governor Harmon of Ohio Is viewing the
democratio pastures of Texas, driving an
oratorical stake here and there for future
A shower of hot air bricks are directed
toward Governor Hughes, because he will
not break Into tha New York city campaign,
tha governor detests mud.
A movement is on In Missouri to make
former Governor Folk, tha favorite son for
the democratio preeldental nomination in
1912. Carry tha news to Falrvlew.
Opponents of Governor Harmon of Ohio,
have discovered that he ones wrote a poem.
In their opinion that settles his hopes for
1912. A poet for president? Never I How
ever, tha poem was tha first offense, and
that should mitigate tha punishment.
New York Sun.
Now Whacker told a story of tha money
ne naa maae.
And no one there believed a single word.
And Todd remarked (in accents sly),
"Now isn't that an awful llel"
'Twas Indiscreet, for Whacker overheard.
Spoken -wjth feeling.) Poor Todd!
Whack's fist was like a hard,
And ha had an awful slam,
And we all knew then that Todd was
' ' M. "' - '
Now Todd admired a lady, and tha lady
naa a past;
He wrote her formal lettera, very ahort.
But ona fine day, when feeling blue,
He wrote, ."Dear Nell: I love but
'Twas Indiscreet; she baled him into court.
So Indiscreet see
She sued, she wept, she won.
And she took poor Toddy's mon,
And we all knew then that Todd was
A safe was being hoisted in a window
o'er the street;
'Twas fastened wrong and soon began
Tha rope waa slipping all aside.
"Just wait a moment!" Toddy cried
He ran beneath and tried to fix the sling.
So Indiscreet see.
The safe weighed many a ton.
And It came down on the run
And we all knew then that Todd was
"I shouldn't think this aviation business
"Because It Is always going ud." Balti
Truth was lying at the bottom of a well.
"I like it down here." said Truth: "th
But nobody paid any attention.
Whereupon Truth disgusted, armlied a
short and ugly -word to Itself and kicked
the bucket. Chicago Tribune.
'Father." said little Hollo, "what does
a politician mean When he says he Is going
to retire from publlo lifer
"He may mean one of two things, my
son; either that his pull has been en
tirely exhausted, or that It has become
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over the biscuit
Royal is first
too good to be wasted on a government
salary." Washington Star.
Gladys Well, what did Mies Dr. Clave
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Grace Well, she has described to me a
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"His whole Ufa har been a series of ups
"How soT" -1
- "He began as an elevator boy, won sw
cess as a mountain climber and now la gtv
Ing balloon ascensions," Baltimore Amer
ican. "Colonel, what will ba tha overshadowing
Issues of tho next campaign T"
"Well, I can't tell you about that, of
course, until a few of us have got together
and had our little conference." Chicago
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