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lonul'lc in Pii.-!s. and for the moment hes
usurped luce funnurijr held by Jut and
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Tired Business Man
(; BY WALTER A. SINCLAIR.
- "What do you think of this Philadelphia
kiacistrate who said he knew his friend
masn't craiy berause he played poker
welir' exclaimed Krlend Wife.
' "I've eeen hands that would drive a man
rasy," replied . the Tired Buulnesa Man.
-'The hand that rocks the reason on Its
cradle la the baud that loses the Jackpot.
s the poet so eloquently puts it. The
jaiatcistrate who waa ' testifying for his
jwker playing friend said that he was im
pressed by hla play and his success. Now.
t don't call that a good test. Any mac
can be a .cheerful and even Intelligent
winner. It requlree only a dash of self
"reatralnt to resist the temptation to whoop
and knock over stacks with the elbows
while raking In a large. Juicy jackpot.
" "But the real test, in my opinion, should
be the friend's mental condition and gen
eral conduct when he lot- lielleve me! I
have seen persons of hitherto unpublished
-r I mean unquestioned eaulty act very,
.very mumy when the showdown was not
.favorable. . The mental elation of a human
feeing ouralng a neat flush or full house
or small set ef fours can be dashed most
avlatorially to the depths when some cold
eyed competitor flashes a mesa of cards
which according to the late or mythical
Heyle take precedence, as It were, and.
a hat le most to the point, takes the stakes
I 'I fnl fled persons of mental pulse have 1
risen up-wroth, as U were, dashing back ;
their chairs with one hand while with the
other they slammed the cards to the table,
scattered everybody's chlpa into a general '
collection, and otherwise conducted tiiein-
elves In a suspicious manner needing ob
servation. "It doesn't prove an) thing that the man!
was a good winner. 'A fool for luck.' 1
aaveth the sags. It's when a man loses Ms!
aeuars Uial he loses hla sense. lie evhiblia
strange, l might.say alien, symptoms, fltj
ior the alienist. Ao hour agone he may1
have been the happiest of mortals, a prince '
f-t good fellows, a wit with a sparkling)
rn.no.Vam for ever, one. a bright eye.!
keen mind analytic, alert, all that stuff, i
a kind though chafing aord for each of his I
fiends as he laughingly took their money
In And then, let the frecklvd goddess
turn her back and what have we?
"A grouch? Oh, nothing so common. A
.s'angercos nut. One who eyes everybody
,ih suspicion, as though he feared they
were abeitie cut hla throat, a querulous
person, who throws the red backed cards
on the floor and demands the blue backs,
and then, a'ter a few unmanlcured hands,
demands a return to the ruby backs. He
marls out his remark. gn up and walk
around Ma chair three tluivs.
I. nA m w . -
..... ui in, un i ui i oti until I
hs ins a pot. thinks that the cards will'
run' better after tlry have ooled off wltn i
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idleness awhile, dea.aods that some win-
chaiiii chain with liiui, stacks lua
.-ia oa kwiiw-a thaw jsMvianiv. as bis pt
Mau ticuua reluaas U let ajjy-
line. In made of (fiay chiffon, ' beaded in
an elfitUvp pattern with white and dropped
over a pale green satin slip.
A band of skunk at the bean of the tunio
adds further carhet.
The hat a model of black satin is trim
med with a enow white feather ornament.
Telia JYfcnd Wife When
Man Lones Pollara
lie looses Ills Senae.
Dotty 'go shy.' insists on holding a post
mortem over every unfortunate play, in
sults his boosm friends In a way he would
never think of doing under any other cir
cumstancea, believes nothing can beat 'the
a'd mans hand, when Hoyle allows
'"any hands to do ao oh, what's the use?
I could go on all night cataloguing the
Prty mania that poker loolng drives a
mn l0- but"
What?" asked Friend Wife, with onM
But 1 ve got to cut it short and mm
' to a little gains the boya are pulling
off o'Mght." mumbled the Tired Business
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I. lues truss aw lsrlaiHe4 Hlb
oh. unknown man whose lib J am
. u, h ,Jon'1 uu come for me?
Uld" 'wlVS o'be-
I went to ed
There no, it s ld!
It won't danv miu! fiht
I want my man to come at once and claim
Borne men have thought that I was theirs
nut only, for a bit, , '
We found "out soon It wouldn't do;
We didn't seem to fit.
Tbeies Just one place.
The only space
I'll fit l will not fibt
1 waul Hist msn to come at once and claim
till, don't you sometimes feel a lack
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Metore I Have gray hair!
sme get me. dear!
I'm hoinealck here; '
1 want 'and 111 not tib
I want m uian to come at one and claim
ear York Times.
4he War w tua itutfuMe. sat A as.
To PL AST THE SEEDS
IN A TKtNcH ftFlELN
iFECT BY SIX FE.F.T. f
r t-ITHINK t AM DOING IT
Satdrdsy We are going back to town In
about a week from now. I am going to
offer to go in ahead of the others in order
to get the house ready for occupancy. I
did that last year, and I certainly did
work. The afternoons and evenings I took
off. Mary Whiting stayed with me to
help, and although we never seemed to be
able to got .up and be around before about
U o'clock, we would dash in to the Covort
house, that Is very near where we live, and
hurry through some breakfast and -gat
back by about 12 o'clock, and would ac
complish a great deal by lunch time.
The Cavort house had changed hands
and waa under French management and
Mary aid It was Just like having a French
lesson to have our meals there. So we get
luncheon at tlie same place. It was a little
bit expensive, I thought, but she said, con
sidering the combination, it was very cheap
Bhe and Joe were looking for a 'new
apartment at that time, and they Were
staying with his mother until they pro
As Mary doesn't seem to get along with
olid Mrs. Whiting very well, she was glad
to spend a few days with me. Joe and
Torn took us out for dinner two evening
and the other two we dined at my house
and played bridge afterward. Tom con
fided In me afterward that the second
time Mary and I Invited them they went
somewhere and got something to eat before
they came. It is simply absurd the amount
"HE 8KKMKD TO HAVE SO MUCH
TIMK FOR CALLING ON HER."
of food that men require. Mary and I
thought we had provided such a charming
little dinner that first n ght. Simple, o be
Sim's, but it's disgusting to overeat. Joe
A heavy satin woven with a wool back,
which makes It sufficiently warm for win
ter wear. Is being made Into tailored salts
for street wear.
A severe style only la followed. For in
stance, a suit of this fabric recently seen
was dull gray tade with scant skirt,
nieasuring not more than one and one-half
yards around the bottom. The coat was
half length, eenil-fittli'.g, hl rather large
revere turned back and these were faced
with moleskin,. Cuffs to match trimmed
Th coat closed double breasted. The
suit complete cost $1
Velvet SAd velvet are both used this
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remarked, rather coarsely, I th&ueht, when
she said she had prepared most of it, that
she might have taken Into consideration
the fact that he was hot banting and try
ing to reduce, even If she was.
"THBRE WAS A SEVENTH NIGHT
THAT HE HAD COMPLETELY
The soup got burned ' and we had to
throw it away, and I had forgotten to tele
phone to tlie butcher for the meat in time.
but we bad a most delicious salad and some
of the best chocolate eclairs I ever tasted
Joe and Tom Insisted on going out for
some supper ao early we hardly had any
bridge. Tom had given me a hugs box of
candy the day before and we had eaten a
good deal of that for breakfast Instead of
going to the hotel, and, .strange to say,
did not feel very hungry for either lunch
or dinner. ,
I had brought the waitress with me, but
she really didn't eeem to be of much use
to us. ""
She was awfully pretty, and was engaged
to a car conductor. He must have been
looking for another position, because he
seemed to have so much time for calling on
her. I was very sympathetic with them,
and always coughed loudly before I en
tered the kitchen. Naturally she ' didn't
feel much like working, ac she Mas no
much lu love. He was very good looking.
to, and was named Tim. They were go
lds to be married quite soon and have a
flat in Hoboken. It seemed quite thrilling
to her, though I should think she would
have preferred Harlem.
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Merest lor the Vomen Folk
season In making girls' dresses for day and
evening wear. ,
Only the simplest designs are followed.
The pleated skirt taken Into a band, or
the double skirt effect are good style,
th waist cut in surplice or square Dutch
neck, filled in with net or fin lace. The
kimono sleeve. Is the popular one, though
the pu'f Of velvet confined by a band
of mock Jewelled trimming Is the correct
mode for the high waisted, aqua.e cut
neck design. The Jewelled trimming edges
th square and forma the belt.
An autiiority on stains informs me that
Ink spots may be removed from a carpet
by covering with a past mad xtoai but-
( THttf HOE AWAY
(G ROW STRONG.' .
I should adore a little Harlem flat my
self if I married somebody for love.
People always make fun of them and I
can't see why. One could get down to the
theaters and restaurants and shops In
quite a short time in the subway, and as I
adore riding in the subway it would be
very nice. When I thought of marrying
Dick Law son that time we had it all
thought cut. He didn't have any money,
and wasn't working, and didn't even have
any wealthy relatives; so, of course, If we
got married we would be obliged to live
My trousseau would last for agee and
we could take dinner at least twice a week
with his parents and twice with mine.
The fifth tilght, having saved in that way,
we would take the subway downtown and
dine at Cherrle's. I would have a dark
evening coat, so as not to look conspicuous
In the car. The sixth night we would go
without anything to eat at all. They say
it is wonderful to give the stomach a com
plete rest at times, though Dick said he
waa afraid ours would have too much
Then we discovered there was a sev enth
night that we had completely overlooked.
1 finally tald that on that night I would
prepare the evening meal. We had to
change everything around then, as he said
he would rather that I did that the day
after the Cherrle orgy, but not Just after
we had given our stomachs the rest.
But, to go back to Annie and Tim, she
seemed set upon beginning housekeeping in
She said Tim's family resided there and
I gathered that their social position waa of
"I CERTAINLY DID WORK."
the best and that she looked forward to g
very gay time. And after all. If she was
living there it would be awfully convenient
for seeing her friends off for Europe.
termi'.k and salt. This muat b thick
enough not to run, and left on the spots all
night. Next morning the paste should be
brushed off and the spot washed with
warm soft water, and while damp dry cya
ukle of potassium rubbed on. This Is a
as this on for twenty-four liouis,
brush off and wash again with warm wa
ter, then rub dry.
To brighten a shabby carpet wash with
a cloth wrung out of a strong solution of
ammonia and water.
The man a ho trades a lot of trouble for
a load of cheap whisky makes a poor exchange.
Un Tuesday, November S. the people of
'the Tnlted States will ro to tlie polls to
( Loose for the sixty-second time lhlr
i representative in conuress. In the hi-
stnnlnc; there was no fixed l:iy of flec
tion, and members of congress were
chosen at varioim tlnes and In elections
continuing for several day, after the
I Rib ion then and now obtaining In Kng
laprt. ConNlderatloux of convenleiKe
prompted the fixInK of unifoim election
days In tlie several Mates, and finally the
first Tuesday afier the first Monday In
November became the generally accepted
federal election ln. Only Maine and
Vermont of all the slates In the union
tow elect Vongressmen In September.
These two New Kngland stales already
have spoken. Vermont remaining true to
Its alleRlanre to the republican party, sl
IhcuRh by nmjorlt.es slightly reduced;
while Maine hurst the bonds of rifty years'
political hnhit and. forgetting Its repub
licanism. elMteci two democratic represen
tatives by large majorities, and two repub-
i Mean representatives by very small ma
I All ,t m.t.lol. K.-t . . I
the fact the.t the year 1910 has brought
atound another biennial congressional cam
paign. It also is an "orf" year. That ex
pression means, in the first Instance, that
the election cbmes In the middle of the
presidential term and the election and its
piecedlng campaign must be differentiate.!
from those congressional elections which
take place at the same time the people
choose presidential electors. In the second
place, the term "off' year is applied to
shade' of political' allegiance because of
ffieji M,ina lu i , ..I - ,
the almost universally accepted belief that
the congressional elections are not to ho
compared with presidential elections In im
portance. In the t'nlted States, and In the Latlu
Arnerlcan republics, all of which have
more or less closely imitated the United
States constitution, the selection of legis
lative officers is subordinated In Interest
and importance to the business of choos
ing executive and administrative officers.
In the constitutional countries of Europe,
both monarchical and republican, the se
lection of legislative officers is of su
preme Importance in fact, only the legis
lative officers are chosen by the peoplo
in most European slates. In monarchical
Britain or republican France, the peoplo
elect members Of the legislature, who In
turn appoint all executive officers, every
officer being at all times directly responsi
ble to the chosen representatives of the
people. In both countries, of course, this
system in practice is subject to limitations
not apparent In this bald statement of
the governing theory.
In the democratic republic of the Vnlted
States and In the oligarchic republic of
Mexico the European theory Is reversed.
The Mexican oligarchy rules by and
through an autocratic president who would
not under any circumstances brook any
Interference from the legislature. The
American democracy, when displeased with
Its government, usually directs Its criticism
against the president and seeks to obtain
sellef by choosing a new executive. Amer
icans. tas a nation, have not in the past
given particular attention to the business
of choosing members of congress. The
congressional candidates In ordinary or
"normal" times are compelled to make
their campaign upon more or less unworthy
and undignified local lines, the people often
actually resenting an effort on the part of
the candidate to confine his canvass to
The political party history of the country
shows that this has always been true, and
discloses the interesting fact that, with
one or two exceptions, every one of the
sixty-two congressional campaigns has
hinged upon an administrative or presi
dential question. Congressional majori
ties have been returned or retired, as the
case might be, not because of what that
majority did or failed to do, but because
of what ' the president of the same party
faith, did or failed to do.
If the people have disapproved of the ad
ministration, and If they have elected un
opposition majority In congress, as they
did In 1890 and ISM, the president whom
they have thus repudiated and rebuked,
has paid absolutely no attention to their
verdict, because the American government
Is not a government of a responsible par-r the political battles which engrossed
llamentary ministry. Although In these tne interest and attention of our ioi e
years. and In others like them, nnoosi- fathers.
tlon congreauea have ' been elected, the
fact that th. administrative, branch of the!
Miss Flora Wilson, the American sor
prano. Is assisting her father, the veteran
secretary of agriculture, In his speaking
tour lot defense ot the administration dur
ing the present election campaign, by sing
ing at the gatherings In which her father
speaks. It Is a novel use to which this
practical woman has put her vocal gift.
Miss Wilson Is a typical American girl,
simple, sincere and direct. Much ot her
life has been spent in Washington, where
her father Is a dominant figure In political
nd diplomatic life, and where she has
been called upon to fulfill the exacting
duties of a Washington hostess. iler
mother's death placed the responsibilities
of her father's household on her at an age
when most girls are busy with their school
Even in her schooldays Mis Wilson's
voice attracted attention by Its power and
beauty, and when It was known among
her friends that Miss Wilson had gone to
Paris to perfect her method under Jean
de Keszke and to become a professional
singer, there was very little surprise. It
waa while under the Instruction of the
famous French tenor that Miss Wilson dis
covered, according to her own admission,
"that ber real upper note waa three tones
beyond the highest note In Tetraxxinl's
Miss Wilson first studied af the Chicago
Conservatory, afterward with Isadora
Luckstone In New York, and then In Paris.
She first sung for Mine. Marched, the fa
mous singing teacher who has trained sev
eral famous voices, and whom Miss Wilson
describes as "somewhat crabbed and
patronizing." Afterward she studied with
Julianl and Georgia of the Opera Comlqut,
who have taught many American girls,
finally studilng with De Reszke.
She made her concert debut a little morn
ihan a year ago at the Plaza Hotel, after
ward touring the country as far went a
Salt 1-ake City, where her success rivaled,
and in some cases, excelled tbat of the
famous operatic stars who hvt ventured
over tne same territory. Ails Vinson in- '
her its her father s sterling qualities and j
Boverlimrnt was not bound to respect the
verdict of the people, and In fact did not
do so. contributed to the popular notion
that conr ssional elections are not Im
portant anyhow. Therefore the contempt
In which politicians hold the elections of
an "off year. If next month the demo
crats should elect a majority of the house
of representatives, and thus for the first
time in eighteen years achieve a national
victory, the country would not regard the
event as a definite political decision. In
Kngland. or In France, a similar victory
would menu a practical vevereal of the
political policies of the nation. Here a
democratic victory will lie valued by the
democrats only In so far as It affords a hasis
for hope of victory In the presidential cam
paign of 1H12; while the republicans will
pooh-pooh the whole matter -as the Incon
sequential accident of an "off" ear .u
from 1 1 if very besinnln of American
pullticnl history this tendency to ' subor
dinate, the IniiHirtttnce of ' congressional
elections hue been fostered, by a system of
political parties whose orvnnlxstion has
depended rather upon presidents than
parliaments; rather upon patronage than
principles, l'ersonsl leadership has counted
tor much In all political activities In every
country and age, but only in the Vnlted
Slates has loyalty to a personal leader
been made the determining factor In party
fiovernniorit. We have developed the pre
cinct captain, the county chairman, the
ward leader, the city boss, the ple-dls-MnHlng
senator and the political president
at the cxM'iise of the town meeting, the
county hoard of supervisors, the city coun-
rt-'' l"C H,",e leM"r "a the T,allonal
In spite of these general truths there aie
some striking exceptions to the rule. At
times the cougresslonul campaigns, even
In "off" years, have assumed a tolerable
degree of Importance and have' been the
means of recording popular political ver
dicts which have made permanent impress
upon the course of national history. Some
time these Important ' political campaigns
have resulted In overturning ' a. majority
pnrty In the house of representatives,
thereby pavliiK the vcajr for a subsequent
presidential victory and the transfer of all
governmental activity from.atic political
party to another. Thus the democratic
congresxlonul victory of 1HM presaged the
election of Cleveland in Just u the
republican congresslona.1 triumph, of W
foreshadowed the election of McKlnley in
Sometimes these impuiiaiit. lonsicsslonal
campaigns have- resulted - not In over
throwing the dominant-party Iri the house,
but In upsetting the previtlllng policy of
both majority and minority, sometimes
changing tne party name, hut more often
retaining the form while'' - reversing the
prax-tjce. Thus in 1M0 the democratic ma
jority was Increased, yet the vast majority
of the old members were defeated ami a
ntw school of democrals jelofc their placet..
Henry Clay and. John C, L'ajhoun were
leaders In this early Insurgent movement.
It Is Interesting ' to noto that these ex-
ceptluiiai congressional campaigns always
have had their origin in factional quarrc-H
among the members of on' of Ihe prin
cipal parties, ami nvr a. the-v "suit of
the attacks of one party upon -tlie other.
Direct party warfare "has succeeded lu
arousing the general interest, ot the peo
ple only when in a .presidential election
each party has been able to visualize it
self in the person of It choseri leader.
l aity split usually, if nol always, have
produced Interesting -congressional cam
paigns. Such "family -quarrels- always
cause great excitement a-ml piore or less
bitterness, and they always give tlie oi
oppoMltion party great hope. Sometimes
hopes thus . engendered have been griev
ously disappointed. . ,
In the present campuigu tlie factional
quarrel between regular and. insurgent re
publicans has caused the people ot the
country at large to take more Intercut
In the election, than 'they - have done lu
any "off" year since l&M'.' when theiu
was a serious split in the then dominant
democratic putty. U is not the province
of these articles to make any political
predictions or to draw any. historical
analogies. Their only object is to recall .
the events of ' past congressional cam
paigns, of other "off year elections and
By rKEOXKIO J. HAS XX If.
Is like him,-wide awake and eat'eiiy .t
terested In political and social probl in ..
She is an ardent woman suffragist.
(Copyright, I'.qo, by the'N. Y." Herald Co
Cold turn lor).
A Clash! ; t,
A scream, of dismay 1 ,..-..
The faithful mald-of-all-w6rK rushes ter
rified Into my lady's boudoir. r .
My lady Is staring at the -aipet.
On It 11 th shattered fragments of a
liand mirror. ; "
Tears streamed from her eyes.
"Oh, Alary Ann Mary Ann!" she cries.
'Whatever shall I do7 They say It means
seven years of misery If you break ft look-lug-glass!"
"Never you fret, mum!" comforts Mary
Ann. "If you've got cause for misery; what
about me? I've Just gone an smashed the
Pier-glass In the drorin" room." Philadel
My cousin in Hookemvilk Is. a
man in a million."
"You don't My I QulUV lrg
CENSUS TOTE. '
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