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an that the actual number of full and
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nbserlbera leas-laa? tfca citf tesa
rarllr ehoald have The Bee
Bulled to Ikeat. Aadrvaa will
ebaae4 aa aftea aa raaacataa.
The colonel talked about tigers
Washington, but not Tammany.
l"p to date "Uncle Joe" has not
come out for Champ Clark for speaker.
A St. Louis woman shot her hus
band just for fun. It nearly tickled
him to death.
St. Louis went wet by more than
120,000 majority. Now for the water
Right now while those prices are
coming down would be a good time-to
slip out and clip the turkey's wings.
Thanksgiving could not. have come
earlier than It does this year without
revision downward of the calendar.
Observe that Mr. Dix waited until
after he was elected governor of New
York to declare his independence of
Colonel Roosevelt's remark that
"While every dog has his day, the
nights belong to the cat," is calcu
lated to make Rome howl.
If war between Colonel Harvey
and the Charleston News and Courier
over who predicted It first ran be
averted things will yet be all right
A London writer complains that
women have no show in American ho
tels. Yet here Is a New York hotel
maid marrying a man worth
William Kent was elected to con
gress from California. The only thing
his opponents could throw up at him
during tho campaign was that he had
once lived in Chicago.
Meat and candy Is said to be selling
In New York that has to be sprayed
with sulphurous acid before it can go
on the market. Oh, the joys and ad
vantages of life in Gotham!
The plurality of the newly elected
socialist member of congress from
the Milwaukee district Is 288. That
is juxt a little bigger than the plurality
of the democratic congressman-elect
from this district.
Pennsylvania is making quite a fuss
over a rongressmau-elect from that
state named Robert K. Lee, who Is a
blacksmith by trade. But "Jim"
Tawney as also a blacksmith, and
look; what happened to him.
As contributing editor of the Out
look, Colonel Roosevelt's comment on
the election is confined to about 100
words. In his possession of the quality
of brevity, the colonel Is also an ex
ception among public men.
Several southern papers are whin
ing because "Tennessee failed to do
her duty." The fact Is Tennessee did
her duty in refusing to condone the
crime of murder and the outrage of a
governor who would turn a murderer
out of the penitentiary on his political
Chinamen are uprising again at
Ltenchow, China, where some two
years ago they alaughtered several
mUsionaries and destroyed their prop
erty. While these oriental trouble
makers may not be able to understand
the necessity of according foreigners
any rights, the ruling classes ought to
Lavs influence enough to curb tnem.
" Faults of BeUil. "
Discussing the weaknesses of the In
itiative and referendum disclosed In
states In which this system of direct
legislation prevails, the Lincoln Jour
nal Insists that ther are "only matters
of detail that can be remedied." "No
sane supporter of the system." it adds,
"wanta the submission of any but
really Important measures, and meas-
(ures with a chance of winning. Tne
ivohraaVa lpsislattirft has a chance to
m -.. .
frame a measure that mill not admit
least making some progress when its
most ardent champions reach the point
of willingness to concede the existence
of faults, and It will be up to them to
show how the pictured benefits may
be had without Incurring worse afflic
tions. Accepting the statement that
no sane supporter of the Initiative and
referendum wants the submission of
anything but "really important" meas
ures, and measures "with a chance of
winning," the problem Btill remains of
'providing the machinery that will sup
ply the demands of direct legislation
enthusiasts and at the same time guard
against such flagrant abuses as have
been developed In Oregon and South
The avowed purpose of the Initiative
land referendum Is to enable the vot-
ers, themselves, to Initiate and veto
legislation Just as easily as is at pres
ent done by their duly elected law
makers. If, then, the percentage of
voters required to Initiate a petition
is Increased above the usual 15 per
cent the complaint will be that the
remedy has been made too expensive
and too burdensome, and thus put out;
of reach of the people. If the num
ber of propositions to be submitted at
any one time is to be limited, then the
door Is opened for trivial and Inconse
quential measures to crowd out those
that are of importance and timeliness.
If someone is to decide arbitrarily
what measures are "important"
enough to be submitted, then the leg
islature might as well make this de
cision Itself. Or, if some officer or
official body is to sift out proposed
measures so as to submit only those
that "have a chance of winning," then
It will be everybody's guesa, because
often the most promising reforms fail
lamentably and the least feared dan
gers come on with a rush.
In a nutshell, direct legislation has
been proved really practical only over
small areas where the voters have an
immediate Interest and are reasonably
homogeneous In intelligence and
needs. .That explains its success in
Switzerland, where It is merely an en
larged town meeting. It has proved
a success again where limited to par
ticular subjects and at the same time
hedged around with adequate safe
guards, such as in the submission of
constitutional amendments, the ap
proval or rejection ofond proposl
tions, the division of a county or the
location of a county seat. Even here
multiplicity of propositions or com
plexity of subject matter have invaria
bly prevented Intelligent action on the
We agree w ith the Journal that the I
direct legislation bill can be made to
avoid ' the faults it has enumerated,
but W'e doubt whether a direct legis
lation bill so framed will satisfy those
who have been misled into regarding
the Initiative and referendum as a
panacea for all the ills of the body
Evidence and Novels.
The Bernard Shaw method of selling
novels by weight seems to have been
introduced in the Standard OH case at
Jackson, Tenn., with reference to the
company's evidence. At the eleventh
hour in the proceedings the Oil trust
submitted 500 pounds of evidence, so
called. This is decidedly new and
novel-like. No doubt Borne trials
have been before where hundreds of
pounds of matter called evidence was
introduced, but this is the first on
record where care seems to have been
taken to weigh it.
The Shaw proposal of selling novels
by weight struck a rather responsive
chord with people who understood
that the hypercritical author meant
to apply the test first to his own pro
ductions, but the American people are
not likely to enthuse very much over
the submission of evidence by the
hundredweight- It would have the ef
fect, in the first place, of confirming a
popular theory that much of what Is
called evidence bears more resem
blance to fiction that admits the name
than some lawyers are willing to con
fess. One thing is quite certain, the
plan will never become popular In Mr.
Shaw's own country, for there the rule
Is to simplify Instead of complicate
court proceedings and as a result Eng
land enjoys a reputation for direct
legal processes somewhat at the ex
pense of the United States, as was so
recently exemplified in the case of Dr.
When it comes to submitting 500
pounds of evidence after a hearing has
already run the gamut of the courts
for a period of years, the layman can
form no other conclusion than that
somebody is trying to confuse the Is
sue and block the wheels of Justice
Astute legal lights could do much more
for tho cause of civil rights, whether
they did or not for their pocket
books, by using their great powers to
reduce instead of multiplying the ob
stacles to speedy Justice. Nobody can
reasonably contend that the Introduc
tion of SOO pounds of "additional"
evidence Is for any other purpose than
to confound the courts and Juries and
stave off the Inevitable. Like the
novels that sell by weight. It Is largely
fiction of the cheaper class, that kind
composed chiefly of mere words.
Reversions to Barbarism.
Perhaps It is in the eternal fitness
of things that Just at the time Amer
ican residents of Meiiio are being
made victims of resentment at at
tacks on "barbarous" Mexico, we
should have enacted In the very heart
of the American continent a scene of
ferocious barbarism that would fit In
better with the darkest ages of the
medieval era than with twentieth cen
tury civilization. We refer to the
brutal demonstration by the crowd in
attendance at the Denver aviation
meet when an unfortunate man-bird
met his spectacular death. If the
vivid descriptions Incorporated into
the news reports are not overdrawn,
and we have seen nothing challenging
their correctness, the barbarism there
displayed by frenzied spectators bent
on despoiling the remains for souve
nirs almost passed imagination. The
Aztecs, when offering human sacri
fices to their gods In the days of
the Montexumas, threw the body, after
cutting out the heart, to the rabble
below, who tore it to shreds and fought
over the rleces. But that sort of
savagery In Mexico ceased centuries
ago. If the modern Mexicans, how
ever, were served, as they doubtless
have been, with the same pen-pictures
of the Denver disgrace we have all
read, they will be excusable if they
conclude that we are suffering a re
version to barbarism worse than any
charged upon them.
Aggressive Church Journalism.
This Is a day that recognizes the
power of publicity in almost every
realm of lnrain endeavrr. Even the
church has learned It cannot afford
to sacrifice this influence as an agency
In promulgating the gospel. The
most aggressive churches today have
their own system of publication led
by an able press. And some of these
organs are doing a very broad and
effective work. The Continent of
New York and Chicago, which com
bines the Westminster and Interior of
the Presbyterian church, has taken
very advanced ground In the field of
religious Journalism. It has a well
organized editorial and departmental
staff and in addition has men "in the
field" who are writing matter that
appeals far outside its natural circle
It has undertaken the ambitious
plan of sending a man into the fsr
east where transition and unrest dom
inate 80 many of the older countries.
He Is writing under the general head
of "On the Trail of the World's Un-
ri'st." He is getting into the core of
his subject, because he has access to
the best sources of information and.
being a trained dally newspaper man
and gifted writer, Is able to combine
a very keen "noBe for news"wlth a
most entertaining style of presenting
it. His assignment covers Persia, Tur
key, Egypt, India and even Greece,
Italy, Portugal and Spain and will re
quire about two years for completion.
Of course, through the whole story
the way of the church's mission and
the day of its opportunity are pointed
and the church will no doubt profit
In more ways than one by the publicity
given this situation from a sympa
thetic viewpoint So long as it claims
to have the highest mission to fulfill,
the church ought by all means keep
abreast the times, in the forefront of
other activities in the means It em
ploys for promoting its work, for in no
other way Is it going to attract and
hold the common respect, which Is
essential to its temporal success, so to
speak. This principle should apply
with equal force to the ministry as to
the other agencies of leadership. Let
the secular world understands that the
church is equipped with formidable
competitive powers and it will enter
tain a much higher regard for it.
Rate Hearings Give Tips.
The railroads have left It for the
goyernment to get the facts as to
their capitalization the best way it
can and the government, through the
rate hearings conducted by the Inter
state Commerce commission, seems to
be making some favorable headway.
When the railroads flatly refused to
give this Information to the stock and
bond commission appointed by Presl-
dent Tsft in September under a pro -
vision of the new railroad law amend -
ment. they put the government up
agsinst the necessity of getting the
data by irregular means. Then came
the rate hearings at Chicago. Whether
the government set a trap here for the
railroads or not. it seems to have
caught them napping and to have ob
tained passageways Into the very
secrets which had been so securely
locked against them. They have still
to get the information, but with the
hints picked up in the course of these
hearings, little difficulty is appre
hended as to results.
This policy on the part of the rail
roads does not commend Itself to the
most favorable consideration as a good
business move. Sooner or later the
governme.nt Is bound to come into
possession of the facts and it would
naturally seem better for the railroads
if It got them without their studied
antagonism. The president and con
gress having determined that the public
welfare demands a physical valuation
and having employed decisive means
of getting at this valuation. It stands to
reason that they are not going into the
project without completing it, und the
railroads could help their own case
more, it would seem, by frauk and full
co-operation than by obstruction.
The natural inference to be drawn
from the course they have pursued Is
that they have something to cover up.
If their stocks and bonds and details
of financial operation are as they rep
resent them to be, why go to the
trouble and expense of concealing
them from official scrutiny? The gov
ernment can have no reason to harass
the railroads in such matters and
It has not shown a disposition to do
that, but Its own ratience has been
repeatedly tried by the dilatory tactics
employed to keep It from carrying out
its plans with reference to reasonable j
In time, we believe, the railroads
will come to see the Imprudence of
their present position and then, acting
on better wisdom, will benefit by gov
ernmental authority. Interests that so
vitally touch the life of the country
at every angle as do the railroads can
not hope to escape a certain amount of
federal control, and this Is especially
true where it becomes necessary, as It
has so extensively of late, for the gov
ernment to Institute such systematic
IegiTiation for what should le ih fpe
functory duty of determining mere
earnings, disbursements and values.
Fewer Soldiers Desert.
The number of desertions from the
American army Is growing smaller
year by year. This Is not surprising
In view of what the government has
done to Improve the personnel and
conditions of the army. One acts
upon the other. Better pay, better
condittoas, more attractive service, all
naturally Invite a better grade of
young men, and the better soldiers are
not as likely to desert as are the ones
of inferior character.
But it is Interesting to note that
Adjutant General Alnsworth does not
dwell much on these finer reasons for
a scaling down ot desertions. Rather
he gives a prominent place to the sys
tem of penalties meted out for deser
tion. He says that the way the gov
ernment pursues and punishes the sol
dier who deliberately quits its ranks
without leave, not so much for the
corrective, but for the deterrent effect.
Is the most potent element that Is
making desertions fewer. He Is not
giving a great deal of consideration to
the fine-spun theories of some latter
day Idealists that "all punishment is
wrong and should be abolished." He
seems to have the records to show
that, whether wrong or not, the kinds
of punishment Uncle Sam uses to pre
serve the Integrity of his army are
Yet it is true that army life is far
more inviting today than it was only
a few years ago and that young men
going into it do not have the feeling
of dread as to its rigors or the possi
bility of not getting out should cir
cumstances make a change desirable.
Under the present system discharges
may be purchased and it is more than
likely that this very fact has Its weight
with many youths who go into military
service today. And so far as it has
yet worked out it has not seemed to
be an unwise regulation.
It surely is the age of reform when
reform extends to philanthropy, Itself,
as In the case of the effort to Induce
people living in the country to stay
there. It is one of the centrifugal
forces of the "back-to the-farm" move
ment whose Inevitable success It does
not admit. This eccentric circle of
reform, which has taken root In New
Y'ork state, contemplates the practical
purpose of making rural life so attrac
tive and Inviting that country people
will have less reason to long for the
allurements of the city. It recognizes
the difficulty of getting people once
located In urban centers to leave there
and return to the country, and it pro
ceeds to the working out of Its theo
ries In a most practical fashion.
For instance, as a writer in the cur
rent number of the North American
Review points out, this reform, which
springs from the country people them
selves and might well go by the name
of "Societies for Minding Our Own
Business," proposes to employ the
most common means, now too much
neglected, for improving the people's
lot, and here is a sample of pro
To see that our taxes are properly spent;
that the elected officers do their dixy; that
our roada are kept In order; the puhllc
health guarded; the laws obeyed; the
i ch,)ols maintained at a high standard; tho
' J1"' of t,le c"ntrysrje preserved and
1 tumty for healthful
Increased and that everyone has an oppor-
So simple; one wonders that it has
not been thought of long ago. Such
reform as this will appeal to every
body who believes In the common-
sense way of doing things. If It be-
I comes general over the country It will
work far more benefits than all the
cbuntry life movements engineered
from the city could possibly achieve.
In the first place, country people as a
rule have not shown any too friendly
attitude toward the city man's country
commission schemes, preferring to
help himself rather than let the "city
fellow" help him. In other words,
to "mind his own business," believing
he could do it better than others could
do it for him. Of course, the "back-to-the-farm"
has its virtues thst must
not be lost sight of in the light of this
The trouble with many of our re
forms is that they, proceed from sel
fish or impracticable brains and are
promulgated either along visionary
lines or toward a point of self-interest.
Too many cheap politicisns have found
such things easy means of gaining
po'ulsrlty and the subjects of the re
forms have discovered this fact. Dut
tbe reform begun by the New York
ruralists is not a rainbow chatter. It
begins and ends with, practical utiiiujia toe
making use of the things at hand and
not going off into unexplored fields of
fancy for means and benefits.
All five of the women suffrage
states are west of the Rocky moun
tains. They are states in which the
total vote is comparatively small and
all of them put together would not
equal In population one state like
Massachusetts. In other words, even
though woman suffrage should ork
satisfactorily in these states, it would
be no assurance of success if uni-
I versally adopted.
To vary the form of the question slightly,
can anjone acquaint us a 1th the ivmnl
whereabouts of the mure or loss lsolte
and out of date masculine person who
was accustomed to pronounce the word
Messrs. ''gentlemen, sirs? 'Chicago Tr i
bune. We have excellent reason for be
lieving he Is Just now In Chicago. At
least his letter came from that well
Mrs. Carrie Nation, who has been In
seclusion for a time, chopped her wsy
to the front the other day In Baltimore
and rose In the midst of a 6peech by
Congressman Hobson at the Woman's
Christian Temperance union conven
tion, demanding to know the "remedy"
for the Demon Rum. You cannot lose
An Oregon detective has been deco
rated by China tor protecting one of
its royal princes on his recent visit to
this country. Won't that detective
make a big hit at headquarters on St.
Patrick's day with a yellow jacket and
a peacock feather sticking out of his
Edward M. Sheperd, whom Boss
Murphy relegated as a candidate for
governor to make way for Dix, Is now
out for the senate from New York.
Has he got Colonel Murphy's permis
sion? Oit Mu Who kiosi,
Ther is every reason to believe that the
man least fooled by the stories that Belle
Elmore Is alive Is a certain Dr. Crlppen,
recently In the public eye.
The I'lxir Thlnar!
St. Paul Pioneer-Press.
The surplus earnings of the Steel trust
for the last three months were only $U.
OCO.00O. It Is difficult to understand ahy
the trust does not raise prices a little.
I.nndeat Kan (ieH a Pi
And to the self-satisfied egotists it may
be worth while to point out that the man
who had the longest biographical notice
in the congressional directory was de
feated for re-election.
All Kesri Banished.
The dispatches explain that ' President
Tart went all over the Oatun dam and
then add: "His visit has dispelled any
fears as to the stability of the dam base."
Thus we see the value of having a chief
executive of some real weight.
Some Detail Paaaett I'p.
Robin Cooper of Tennessee has been ac
quitted of the murder of e-Senator Car
mack, the governor thu being saved the
trouble of issuing a pardon, as he had done
for Cooper's father. That the two killed
Carmack' there never was question, but
such mere matters of detail apparently
were not considered.
Uapaoslon of Export Trad..
New York Herald.
Falling prices of food products are
matched up by one change that will be
greeted by bankers with a long breath of
relief. Our October exporta JMS.067.7SR.
were the greatest tn the history of the
country; the excess of exports, l8t.189.S37,
the greatest since Coming after a
spring and summer of unfavorable trade
balances, this showing Is doubly welcome.
AN AMISING POSE.
Mr. Bryaa aa aa Authority oa Elimi
nations. Kanaas City Star.
"The recent election has eliminated Col
onel Roosevelt as a possibility for a third
term as president." says Mr. Bryan. Ad
mittedly Mr. Bryan ought to be pretty
good authority on the eliminating force of
adverse elections, but his experience is
hardly a parallel to that of Colonel Roose
velt. Colonel Roosevelt has not suffered
personal defeat. He was not a candidate.
The elections would have gone the same
way without his participation In the cam
paign, except that they would have been
still more democratic. On the other hand,
Mr. Bryan has been thrice defeated for
the presidency, and what Is mora he did
not regard his first defeat, nor even his j
second, aa necessarily "eliminating." I
Furthermore he "cannot aay" that he will I
bo a candidate for a fourth time. No. Mr.
Bryan cannot be accepted aa a conclusive
authority on dead Hons or live ones. 1
Our Birthday Book
Kovember 80, 110.
Kenesaw Mountain Landis. I'nlted States
district Judne for the northern district of
Illinois, was born November 20, lg. at
Mlllvtlle, O. He rendered the spectacular
decision fining the Standard Oil company
William Dudley Foulke, author and '
former civil service commissioner, was
born November 30, 148, In New York. He'
was one of the pioneers In the movement j
to take civil service out of political spoils.
Joslah Hoyce. professor of philosophy In j
Harvard and one of the recognized thought
leaders In this country. Is 66 years old to
day. He was born at Grass valley. Cal., I
and is the author of numerous volumes on I
Aivln A. Steel of the faculty of the I'ni- !
versify of Arkansas at Fayi ttevllle. nasi
born November '. 18T7. right here In .
Omaha and was educated In the Omaha .
school, and his folks still live here. 1
Kev. John W. Conley, former pastor of .
the First Baptist church. Is celebrating ;
his fifty-eighth birthday. Ha was born i
near Cedar Rapids, la, and entered upon ;
his first pastorate at Hadley, 111 , In 1'J. ,
Ha has recently repondrd to a rail out
Frank L. H alter, president of the IJnln- j
fer Implement company, was born Novem
ber Ju. IM. at Davenport. Ia. He has been !
w ith lb Unlnger business hout-e aince j
1U He is a member of the Omaha Li-i
brary board. ttate Library commission and :
of the Board of Regents fur the Slate unl- j
Charles C. Troxell, manager of the Ne- I
braaka Molina Supply company, Is cele
brating his fifty-first birthday. He was
born at Hagerstow o, Md . and has bean
SERMOJTS BOILED DOWN.
an hr not make Flrl. but samt
nrwr ilc-pife 11.
Nurcing or'"otti 1'ie v ot id y-ine
Son e of us n ant to I e inu r hrnt uh
out fall plotting.
If ton would have nun ioc oiir rrl'giun
ou must Use It
Righteousness U lot e of the rigM Mllu r
than fear of the rod.
A ltttle humanity helps the mini-ter ru'ie
than a lot of divinitt .
Itrlifilon will never mi an u t:t St . ntll tin
find it In the least thine.
When the heart Is fr r. n one i apt to
think that the fultli Is linn. .
He Rets little out of rarr who prats
only hen he wojld ;et iin. tliniK.
One of the uw of a hii iiv Is to tia h
us patience in judging otliers.
It's a wonderful r mforting thin lo ii
rrofiiU'nce grt alter our niilihojs.
It Is neter !-:tft' to trust the man who
thinks of truth a nutter of giiiinmar.
He who fears he will he lonesoi.ie In
heaven may find him.-eif in the wrong
It's hard to believe In the deat'.i of tiie
dev-il when yon se- men mak.nir tnonoy hy
dcpiatliiK children. Chicago Tribune.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Although Missouri complains of a ilioiiih
the ftate rolled up a et majority of
liadluin is doing a marathon with bacon1
and beefsteak for lower lev els. A pound
of the former is down to $.t).fHR.
All governors, regardless of imlitical com- !
plexion, subscribe to the presidential pol- j
Icy of proclaiming 1 hanksglvtng day.
The Southern Pacific the other day !
scooped In X-.'" worth of trolley line
around l.os Angeles. It mi I much of a
swallow, but It helps some.
Advices from Pittsburg Indicate that tin
fine of tlC.OOO imposed on the window glass
trust gave the managers a hunch on whui
I'nclo Sam's boot could do 1C it got real '
Kepular beds with bra" fittings nre a ;
promised ftature of night trains on an j
eastern road. If the progressive spirit !
keeps on traveling will soon huve ail tne j
comforts of home.
Any American heiress hankering for a
title and the usual attachment can gel
chunks of thrilling Information by appy- j
ing to tho countess ot Beaufort, at prist nt
laid up In a Chicago hospital. The doling i
count mistook her for a punching bag. 1
The owner of the famous "Honeymoon i
flats" In Chicago taites Cupid to lus
bosom for an extra hug by cutting li off
In rent for every new Laby born there.
In the modern Omaha "flat" or apartment
the arrival of a baby would chase the
parents off the block.
After chatting with military officers In
France and Germany, 11. 11. Kogers, son
of the Standard Oil magnate, brought home
a fine tank of hot air about the coming
invasion of the I'nlted Statea by the Japs
Ueslla Bha w and lUchmond P. Hobaon
ought to sue Rogers for damages for tres
passing on their armor plate preserves.
The Amalgamated Order of Peacemakers
are up against a real job In seeking to dis
arm the editors of the New York Sun and
the Emporia (Kan.) Oaaette. The mutual
admiration prevalllrg between the editor
of the New York World and the contribut
ing editor of the Outlook is an eplo of
sweetness and Ught beside the relations of
the Bun and the Gaxctte scribea The hope
of restricting operations to armed peace
vanishes as Billy White defiantly salutes
Oulaban. aa ."the jubilant Lyre."
GOVERNOR Bl'HKE IX THE FIELD
ITorth Dakota Eaeeatlve la tave Fresl-
There Is a democratic presidential possi
bility that has been overlooked by the
ticket makers of the east; that la the gov
ernor of North Dakota. John Burke, who
has just been elected for a third time In
that stalwart republican state. Voting for
John Burke has becouio a sort of mania
for the repubUcans of North Dakota and
no matter how good a candidate the re
publicans put up against Burke the latter
Is always sure to win. This time they
thought they had made sure, but In spite
of the fact that the republicans nominated
a Scandinavian the (Scandinavians seem to
have voted for the Irishman, showing a
commendable lack of racial bias not as
common as It ought to be. Mr. Burke Is
a lawyer In the northern part of the state
who has made an excellent reputation as
a lawyer, but it la as a strong speaks
and popular man that he has won. He has
been a member of the legislature and has
occupied other minor offices, and, It Is
said, has never been defeated at the poll.
Lenoii for Poaterlty.
It's a careless generation that doesn't
hand posterity some financial obligations
along with great permanent Improvements.
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hi;( Its Inju-'lie t wofii as a gsr.etal
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on t :
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i visita-.loti to as fti.i-n flat p..p-.:ti..n of
i tin. population of flout-'" In I chtir.-i
1 nftiliati":-- u-s t hate Let n a prery
; thoiougii ! H c"t-eie,i i i i:.
of win in Tl 'i-r i.t wtii adults. It ap-a:
j that of the !. !'W.t' are n tlve chur. lt
i iiieiiih' : s. while .N. attend funday school.
Now. In iew of what has I n said i f
i t n e i: religiosity f Chlcago-sald Tearet
i r-.r.lv l'v u-iif-io is men this Is not a 11
, Sllo itxi:.
I love tun:' If cri'sl pnsslonately.
l'i vo'.i'love fc alone?"' sue asked aft-f
the Tii.-'mn. r "f cautious maidens.
'(;--: 'I I at s winn 1 l"te you most, he
replitd. sonn-n lii.t air.Mnuously. New York
1 'I e-s.
Mrs I'orl.lt.s 1 know this wasn't nvf'l
of a iiiea . .lolin. but outthtn t we to tip T.
wnitir for hiitik.- so attentive?
Mr. Dorkli's run-: nive him one of your
smi it s Cluca 'i ll hunt-.
"V.s. her wise old aunt cured her of
crossing her knees."
"isv asking her In company If she worn
Kngllsh shoes." Houston 1'ost.
"Mv father will not allow me to marry
you."' slid the tearful maiden to her fond
lover. ' He sas you are too much In the
air iihout tour business."
"Th.-n. darling. " said the young aviator,
"cotc.e fly with me." Baltimore American.
T,.s XUd at him? Why, he wrote a
lovely poem to her.
Jess Yes. but the never read It. Whn
sl-.fi saw the title of It she tore the whole
thing up In a fit cf anner. You see. he
calUsl It MJnes on Mabel s Face." " CaUi
olio Standard and Times.
Young Wife (In a passion) I'ra going
home to my mpther.
Husband (calmly i Very good; here's the
money for your tallway fare.
Wife (after counting III But that Isn't
enough for a return ticket. Every Wom
an s Magazine.
"Mv wife Is simply worn to a fraxrle."
"No; she has been trying on new hats
for three weeks, working eight hours eactj
day." Kansas City Journal.
Employer (to offlr boy) If anyone asks
for me. I shall be back In half an hour.
Patsy Y'ea, mrr; an' how aoon will you be
back If no wan aaks for you? Boston
THE U. 8. A.
W. D. Keablt In Chicago Post.
There's them that wants to gat us skear4
By tellln' us o' things they've feared.
They aay we're goln' to th' dona,
Th' gov'nment has aklpped aoroe cogs
An that ef we don't trust to them
Our futur' won't be wuth a daml
But I want to say
Th' TJ. B. A.
Ain't figgenn' to run that way.
I've noticed things fer many years;
I've Been these men arousin' cheers
These plug bat men with long-tail' coats
That tells us how to cast our voles.
I've noticed, too, their Ideea la
That vot-n's all th' people's bis.
But I want to say
Th' U. a A.
Ain't only jest election day.
I've seen 'em lift their trimblin' arm
'An do their p lntin' with alarm
Afore election! An" I've seen
How they don't do much work between
Flections! Seem to save their brains
For workln' durin' th' campaigns.
An' I want to aay
Th' U. S. A.
Don't give them fellers Its O. K.
There's one or two that I won't name
That keeps a firm hand-holt on Kama
By stormln' up an' down th' road
A-tellln' til what long we've knowed-
That Is. they rise to heights sublime
Along about election time.
Y It I want to aay
Th' V. 6. A.
Ain't flggered yit to turn their way.
It nln't th' men that tells our sins
That almost al'ays sometimes wins
It's them that rolls their sleeves an' helps
Wh.le these yere talkin' humans yelps,
That makes us know our native land
Has got a craw that's full o' sand.
An' makes us say
Th' IT. 8. A.
Is set tin' tight an' here to stay!
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